THE OPEN GOD written by M. B. (teacher and inventor of games).
|I had him, the open god. He was in my room at the top of the house,
where no one could see his nakedness and vulnerability and loving expression.
Then I hid him. Because i moved downstairs to where people moved through
my room to do plumbing repairs and tiling in the bathroom off my bedroom,
and children played in my room - dressup and making tents and whatever.
I wanted to exchange him for something more safe, less naked, less passionate
and vulnerable, more appropriate. A year later, it occurred to me that i liked him
and needed him and wanted to keep him. But he was so wrong to have.
Children would tell their parents and they would not be allowed to visit.
He was still upstairs in the empty room facing the wall.
Not much later I heard from you that you wanted writing about your gods and goddesses from the gift receivers.
The next day, today, I brought him down to
OUR OCEAN GODDESS
The Statue of Liberty as Yemaya, written by Ann G. - revised 6/2001
THE PACHAMAMA OVER LAKE POOPO, BOLIVIAN WINTER SOLSTICE
ECUADORIAN HEADWATERS OF THE AMAZON
by John Seed of the Council of All Beings and The Rainforest Information Center
who says that the Pachamama is as alive and well in Ecuador as she is in Bolivia, where I met her.
LA PACHAMAM CON SU PODER ALIMENTA A TODOS LOS SERES VIVOS,
|The Panacocha Reserve is 56,000 Ha of primary
containing jaguars, 7 species of monkeys, 500 species of birds
and so on. It includes a network of waterways including the
spectacular Panacocha Lagoon, home to the endangered Amazon
River Dolphin. Important as it is in its own right, Panacocha achieves
added significance as the corridor connecting two much larger
areas: To the south it is bordered by the Yasuni Reserve which is
982,000 hectares and to the north by the 600,000 hectare Cuya
Beno park. Unfortunately Cuya Beno has been impacted by oil
drilling in the past while Yasuni has a large number of active
oil wells. Panacocha has so far been spared oil exploration and
we want to try and keep it that way. By increasing protection of
Panacocha, we are augmenting the integrity of huge (more than
1.6 million Ha) contiguous park in the headwaters of the Amazon.
The Rainforest Information Centre, through
our Ecuadorean off-
A splendid opportunity to further increase the
protection of the
We see this as an opportunity similar to that
provided by the Los
Although we have managed to get land reserved
|The project will be managed by Canadian naturalist
author Randy Smith who has been living in Ecuador for 8 years
making his living as a tour guide in the Amazon, Andes and on
the coast. He has been a volunteer with the Rainforest Informa-
tion Centre for 7 or those years and we know him well and trust
him totally. He has worked on the Panacocha project since the
beginning and it was he who notified us of the availability of
The Quichua people of Corazon de Jesus are
very supportive and
Rainforest Information Centre volunteer Ruth Rosenhek
Ruth and I have got the ball rolling with
a donation of $10,000
Rainforest Information Centre
PO Box 368 Lismore
with the painting The Realm of the Pachamama
|When we are born, you shelter us and give us warmth
When we are growing, you provide us nourishment
Your seasons teach us the cycle of life
When we fade, you cradle us and we become one
Gaia, mother of all living creatures
On to next chapter, #11