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Consider solving the following mystery;
1) What is your bliss, dream or passion?
2) What is your favorite cause and/or organization?
3) Were you or a friend ever touched by a butterfly in some personal way? Your story submissions are most certainly welcome and appreciated.
4) Do you have a website?
5) Where do you live?
6) How did you first hear about us?
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I have a whole collection of amazing stories, poetry, and happenings that people have been sharing. If you can endorse the Earth Proclamation and forward it and any other material from us to your email buddies, it would be very much appreciated.
Some more information on our history follows the salutation. Please check it out.
May Peace Prevail on Earth!
Alan Moore / Member-Peace and Justice Commission/City of Berkeley
Butterfly Gardeners Assoc. & Project Chrysalis/Director and founder
Patch Adams Peace and Justice Center/Founder and ad hoc Director
Performers and Fine Artists for World Peace/Bay area coordinator/NGO
Authors for a Positive Millennium/Director
Global Renaissance Alliance in the San Francisco Bay Area/Circle leader
Mendocino Coast Environmental Center
1563 Solano Ave. #477
Berkeley, CA 94707
http://prop1.org/butterfly.htm www.patchadams.org Gesunehit! Institute
www.renaissancealliance.org - Global Renaissance Alliance
www.treeisland.com/ - Tree Island & Millennium Meal Project
www.motley-focus.com/~timber/essence.html - Jean Houston's Of Butterflies and Essense
www.squarewheels.com/content/teaching.html - Teaching the Caterpillar to Fly
www.nonviolence.org/board/messages/4850.htm - Flapping Butterfly Wings and Chaos
Ushering in the Butterfly Era of Global Civilization
The Butterfly Gardeners Association was founded over seven years ago on August 5, 1993. It was intended to be very much like Greenpeace's campaign which focused on saving the whales in the 1970's. Using the whale as a living symbol, Greenpeace launched a campaign that sparked new energy into the environmental movement and brought needed attention to the plight of these wondrous creatures.
Since its inception, the vision has been shared by thousands of others across the country who now look at the butterfly in a new way; as a symbol of a new Earth consciousness that can promote environmental stewardship, education, conservation, and even world peace. The goal is to save the Earth's biological and cultural diversity. Since that day the Butterfly Gardeners Association has taken flight nationally, and participated in butterfly releases at the UN Earth Summit, the Hiroshima/Nagasaki Peace Observance, the World Peace Festival with Pete Seeger, and the Woodstock Festival, to name a few. The BGA, operating on a shoestring budget, has galvanized support from a host of sources, including educators, businesses, politicians, children, adults, seniors, faith groups, futurists, authors, and environmental and peace group.
The organization is achieving its many goals with the support and endless efforts of hundreds of volunteers and gardeners. For this reason we feel that every event is nothing short of a miracle. How could anyone have ever suspected that such a simple, exquisite creature could have touched so many? The butterfly is opening doors as well as hearts. It has motivated people to work together peacefully to save the only home they know, Earth. It is truly a happening birthed in love, a miraculous transformation that has taken flight on the wings of a butterfly. It is now almost certain that the butterfly will be the symbol for the Millennium, with themes of "personal and planetary transformation" and "transformation through forgiveness."
"...Beauty seems to be an intrinsic part of nature, and perhaps even the organizing principle of reality. Scientists, in testing their theories, invariably find that the simplest, most elegant, most beautiful equation, is the correct one. Rainbows, butterflies, and the periodic table are some examples of intrinsic beauty. The world will be saved by beauty." (National Geographic Magazine)
"We may . . . come to see them as embodying all the beauty and complexity of nature itself. It is said that a butterfly can, with a flap of its wings, change the world . . . that the ripple it sends out can spawn a hurricane."
"Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it!
Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it." - Goethe -
Alan Moore, founder of the Butterfly Gardeners Association, or Bee Gees for short, has invested over four-hundred thousand dollars to make this dream an emerging reality. After giving up his home, business, life savings, and friends in Allentown, Pa, he came to California with nothing more than $800 to do a butterfly release at the Bioneers Conference. The conference theme was "visionary solutions for the Earth's environment" and was held at the Presidio in San Francisco from October 31-November 21, 1998. He stayed in California to attend a millennium organizing meeting of the Earth Rainbow Network in Santa Barbara from December 12-14. He had suggested convening such a meeting to Jean Hudon, founder of the Earth Rainbow Network, who lives in Quebec, Canada. Dedicated ERN members in Santa Barbara and elsewhere did the actual organizing.
In the interim of six weeks between the two meetings, he began to network and build coalitions with environmental, peace, faith, spiritual, cultural, business, and Millennium groups throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. He joined the U-Turn Society in San Francisco founded by Dave Seaborg, son of Glen Seaborg, the discoverer of plutonium. Group participants included Millenio, Earth-Aid, the Star Alliance, Earth Day's Mark Dubois(also of Earth Wise), Rainforest Action, BGA, BAN Waste Coalition, and other Bay area civic, environmental, and peace groups.
In January Alan returned to California and took up residence in Berkeley. Within two weeks he was appointed to the Peace and Justice Commission.
Beside having organized for the Millennium, he is researching a book he plans to co-author with Norie Huddle. The book, which may be entitled Butterfly Tales, is about twelve people whose lives have been radically changed by the magical effect butterflies have on people. Some have left their jobs, others have transformed their lives. All are working to better the world, spread love, save the Earth, and promote world peace. Some have already written books on their experiences. These include Black Butterfly by Dr. Richard Moss (Celestrial Arts), The Alchemist and Valkyries by Pablo Coelho (Harper San Francisco), The Diving Bell and the Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby(Alfred Knopf) which was written with 200,000 blinks of his eye and whose rights were bought by Steven Speilberg, and The Butterfly Rises by Kit Tremaine (Blue Dolphin Publishing).
Alan and Norie, are focusing on how to play what she calls The Best Game on Earth. The cover of Butterfly (Huddle Books) states that historian Arnold Toynbee observed that the 21 civilizations he studied all collapsed for the same reason: their inability to adapt to changes taking place either within them or surrounding them. Like Joseph Campbell, Toynbee noted the importance of myth in shaping the future of a civilization. For from the myth springs the vision of new possibilities. Each nation, each culture tells such an overarching story about itself. But when great changes take place, a new myth is required. Butterfly is the myth for our times. It was published on Earth Day 1990 as a tale of great transformation to help usher in the "Butterfly Era" of global civilization. This butterfly theme was featured in the June 2000 edition of Noetic Science Magazine.
Working together we can we can do what no one of us can do alone. We can make the butterfly not only the symbol for the Millennium, but that of the conscious evolution of humanity itself.
Moore has coined a new meaning for the word butterfly, which as a verb means to give or teach someone the gift of looking at the world, as with butterfly eyes, and seeing only beauty, love, and harmony in the world around them. If we can reach out and butterfly people all over the world, we may be heralding the dawn of a major paradigm shift and find ourselves living in the Butterfly Era of global civilization that Norie envisioned.
Our butterflies are capturing the hearts and minds of people all over the world, including many authors, futurists, environmentalists, and native Americans. These include Jean Houston, James Redfield, Neile Donald Walsch, Elisabet Sahtouris, Michael Cohen, Trina Paulus, Barbara Marx Hubbard, and Corbin Harney .
The Earth Proclamation
WE ARE ONE PEOPLE... WE SHARE ONE PLANET...
WE HAVE ONE COMMON DREAM...
WE WANT TO LIVE IN PEACE...
WE CHOOSE TO PROTECT AND HEAL THE EARTH...
WE CHERISH THE EARTH'S BIO AND CULTURAL DIVERSITY...
WE WILL CHOOSE TO CREATE A BETTER WORLD FOR ALL...
WE WILL BECOME STEWARDS FOR THE PLANET'S THREATENED AND ENDANGERED SPECIES...
WE WILL DEFEND AND PROTECT THE RAIN FORESTS, REDWOODS, AND OTHER SACRED PLACES...
WE WILL DO OUR BEST TO MAKE THIS DREAM COME TRUE...
WE WILL DO THIS FOR OUR CHILDREN, AND OUR CHILDREN'S CHILDREN...
WE WILL TRANSFORM WHAT NEEDS TO BE TRANSFORMED...
WE WILL BREAK FREE OF OUR CHRYSALIS LIMITATIONS...
WE WILL JOYFULLY LOVE, SHARE, AND FORGIVE...
SO THAT PEACE MAY PREVAIL ON EARTH!
MAY PEACE PREVAIL ON EARTH!
(At ceremonies, repeat this line to each of the four directions) www.bashar.com/GSP/earth-proc.htm