Glenn, a New Zealander, has just returned from Schumacher College in Devon in the UK which runs courses around sustainability, using a transformative approach in helping organisations understand and find solutions.
In this interview, our planet is personified by referring to 'her' in her ancient name as Gaia, and is mentioned as science and reality combine, with ancient knowledge we realise that of all the major planets in our solar system, only Venus has a female name, yet the ancient Greeks 2,500 years ago had a name for 'mother earth' and they called her Gaia, 'from her all things issued'.
The many cycles of life on our planet, either cycle through the ocean or have contact with it as it's a gigantic dynamic system, in many ways the blood stream for the planetary body, which is 3.5% salt which in a uncanny way mirrors the salt percentage in the human body.
This interview covers the wholeness of our ocean planet, in that all oceans are interconnected.
The ocean is the life blood of our planet.
We have until now, only explored 1% of the deep ocean. This could be likened that possibly only 1% of the worlds population has explored the depths of their own inner realms, the psyche. (Greek for soul).
How do we take action to reclaim the ocean treasures of Kai Moana 'food from the ocean'. Can we embrace Rahui, the Maori word to 'lock away an area so that it can regenerate.' Back in 1981, NZ was in many ways leading the world in marine reserves, but that is no longer the case today.
With top down solutions from Government this can have a tendency to absolve the populace from responsibility by leaving it up to 'somebody else' to fix the problems for them. Yet now with Government wanting to cash up on the natural environment will it actually act, or instead ... not lead at all?
For the sake of future generations it is 'we the people' that need to take a leadership roll.
Learn that 'industrial' fishing has nothing to do with feeding people. The worlds major fishing fleets are owned by a very small number of families and a large percentage of fish caught goes for fish meal, pet food, fertilisers and other products and not actually feeding people.
This has grown out of control to include the totally destructive practice of bottom dredging by trawlers.
Recently the Japanese Government subsidized their Whaling industry by around US$30 million.
Listen from a Gaian perspective how plankton forms and gives off a spore (DMS) that seeds rain clouds on the micro level and that we have these giant repositories in the form of mega fauna, the great whales of the macro world. With their acoustic communication through the water to telepathic communication that includes some of Rupert Sheldrakes recent understandings.
Then to Glenn's experience of being enveloped within a field and feeling of connection with a Humpback whale while diving in Tongan waters and what it represented from a spiritual standpoint and our connection to what is sentience?
However circumstances were such we did not get to talk about the Pacific Ocean gyre garbage patch and now the Southern hemisphere Pacific gyre nor that the oceans were becoming acidic due to the increase in C02 being absorbed from the atmosphere.
This is an interview of a man who has a deep love for nature, the oceanic mass that surrounds our planet and his connection with all biota.
Glenn Edney and the scientific understanding of oceans and looking at ways to manage marine resources.
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Tim Lynch, is a New Zealander, who is fortunate in that he has whakapapa, or a bloodline that connects him to the Aotearoan Maori. He has been involved as an activist for over 40 years - within the ecological, educational, holistic, metaphysical, spiritual & nuclear free movements. He sees the urgency of the full spectrum challenges that are coming to meet us, and is putting his whole life into being an advocate for todays and tomorrows children. 'To Mobilise Consciousness.'