James O’Shea, dancer and now a Paralympian
In 2007 I was fortunate enough to meet James O’Shea for a day, with my friend Yinka. Both of these people have had to make new lives after momentary events left them changed forever. In James’ case, a train removed his legs, in Yinka’s case a pool dive left her tetraplegic.
Spending the day with James was a revelation – in Yinka’s words, “he makes legs look like an impediment.” James is one of the most mobile people I have ever seen, and has an extraordinarily fluid and dynamic relationship with his surroundings. he uses his whole environment to travel powerfully, in and out of his wheelchair as necessary, pulling it behind him up steps.
We spent a couple of hours in the Cross Baths, part of the Thermae Bath Spa in Bath, England. There I photographed and filmed James playing in water. This was five years before his upcoming appearance in the 2012 Paralympics 100m Breastroke (SB5) but his enjoyment of water and his power in it were very obvious.
Below is a short film of James taken that day in the Cross Baths… enjoy!
And good luck in the Olympic water James!
Back to Eden, the documentary
Now, let me say straight off that I don’t have a garden.
But that didn’t stop me from being completely inspired and amazed by this free-to-stream documentary about Paul Gautschi, a gardener from Washington who had an extraordinarily simple realisation that is so profound that it still has my head spinning, and I’m sure yours will spin too!
backtoedenfilm.com is the site.
The film is very God-centric and Paul explains how the revelation was given to him, but in light of the efficacy of Paul’s discovery it seems it would be hard even for hard-nosed atheists to take issue with this.
Thinking Allowed – a huge collection of rich and diverse interviews on consciousness, healing, quantum physics, shamanism and much more
I recently came across an amazing collection of clips on YouTube, excerpts of an inspiring and unique collection of DVDs which are available to order. The interviews, hosted by Dr. Jeffrey Mishlove (pictured) were originally aired as an American PBS TV series called Thinking Allowed. The collection of free YouTube clips alone is worth a thorough exploration.
or the joy of accidentally learning the ukulele
This started out as an experiment in getting a cheap stringed instrument. I wanted to tune it to A=432hz Pythagorean tuning (rather than A=440hz concert tuning), as researched by Jamie Buturff, based on the pioneering mathematics of Marko Rodin.
This ancient tuning resonates differently with the human body as well as with other life forms, and Jamie has independent results showing much improved healing and plant growth amongst other things.
So, I spent £15 on a first ukulele…
Peter has very kindly posted two video interviews, one with myself and one with Andrew Harry, as we explain aspects of the Bedini SSG motor that we demonstrated at Sunrise Off Grid Festival 2011
The link to my interview is here:
Andrew talks here about the technology and the human dipole system as seen in Polarity Therapy (apologies for the sound quality on this one):
Here are a few very inspiring blogs that I’ve come across. The focus of each is slightly different but they’re all sharing good stuff – moving, inspiring, creative, practical, human, fresh, challenging.
C.S. Lewis said “We read to know we are not alone” and hopefully these blogs will confirm that we are, indeed, not alone.
My friend Jane Sheppard hand-makes wonderfully earthy and unique clay tiles, and they are now available to order online as well as locally in the Bath area.
Everything at mud hut company is designed and made by Jane, who has worked as a lecturer in art and design and practitioner in ceramics for 20 years and received awards from the British Council and South West Arts.
plus FreePDC – The free 72 hour permaculture design course
PERMANENCE of the human race relies on consciously designing our lives to meet all our needs without compromising other beings and the planet. The inherent (IM)PERMANENCE of life and indeed the human species invites us to humbly remember our place in creation…