Tipi s for whale rights. Howie just returned from Brazil's International Whale Conferance. Raising awareness for Whales and there continued plight at the hands of whaling contininents vieing for kill quotas.
18 countries in 15 yrs! Go Howie! #whalenation#surfersforcetaceans#IWCbrazil18#tipi#teepee @howiecooke
M U S I C I S M E D I C I N E
Music is pervasive throughout history. There is something in sound that is deeply nourishing to our souls.
Animals make music too. Besides the bird nation, did you know that whales respond to guitar? I met a man in East Germany who literally went out on a boat, put a speaker in a bag underwater, and played electric guitar to whales. Depending on the notes, they would respond with different tail flaps or breeching. They were dancing in the ocean! Amazing.
My #fam will be uniting this weekend for a few days of music. While I can't be there in person, I will be there in spirit. When we connect with each other on the musical level, something deep happens.
Let's all take a moment to really reflect and give thanks for what we have. Let the music this weekend be deeply healing. Let music be your medicine.
Find a nappy place. 😴🤤☺️ Taking a much needed R&R day. I have felt so blessed with being in Chicago and connecting with all of my divine family. This week had a lot of events and deep connection. From the activating 81818 Ecstatic Dance and Cacao Ceremony to the Ignite Performance to Ceremony Galore! Next week is gonna have the same as we are preparing for Chief Golden Light Eagle to drop into Chicago for so quality family time as well as a workshop. We’ve also got s lot of preparations for set up, workshops and ceremony at The Ladies Daytreat at Starved Rock on Saturday. Not to mention work and future event coordination for the fall tour. Feeling so blessed by the abundance and flow! It’s been fast paced so today I rest. Love you all so dearly! Don’t forget to get your self-love in too! It’s all about Movement AND Balance! #whalenation#movementandbalance#pleiadians#healing#restandrelaxation#grounding#peace#imayormaynotrespondtotexts#stillloveyou#manifestation
“Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.” ...
And thank you for making HAPPINESS my everyday tonic 😉💋.
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#duendedynasty 👉 #wechooseexcellence#whalenation#watchthisspace
and David Muller
My very good friend David stopped by with a packed car en route to Grahamstown to render 'Whale Nation' ~ as one of the shows at the National Arts Festival 2018.
. "Let storyteller and raconteur David Muller take you on a journey into depths of the ocean through this mesmerising poem.
Whale Nation is hailed as a 45-minute masterpiece and Muller’s performances of it over the years have received much critical acclaim."
MARIA BJöRK | 1983 | 🇮🇸
I don't like whale hunting and the way whales are killed. It's inhumane. It must be hard to shoot whales in the correct spot for an instant death because they move just like the vessel. They are hunted with an explosive harpoon attached to a line connected to the whaler; death is a long agony.
Contrary to the popular belief, Icelanders don't have a long history of hunting whales. Whale meat from stranded animals was eaten for necessity but it wasn't until 1935 that Icelanders started a whaling industry, in my hometown in the Westfjords. The operation only lasted few years as the whaling vessels were called in due to WWII. The ruins of the whaling station are still visible and I used to play there as a child. The Icelandic whalers kept on for 'scientific purposes' but gave up after a fierce international debate in 1989. Since 2006 the catch is opened for commercial purposes.
We used to have the 'North Atlantic Right Whale' around Iceland, but they were hunted to extinction way before Icelanders even started hunting. Now, the Icelandic whalers are allowed to hunt Minke Whales and Fin Whales. I find the Minke Whaling particularly troubling as only a small proportion of the whale is used; the rest is dumped in the ocean.
Tourism has become very important for Icelandic economy lately, now it's even more important than fishing! There is one big controversy though, as the tourists visiting Iceland are to some extent one of the drivers of whale hunting. They are led to believe that whale meat is a traditional dish in Iceland and some fall for that. This is where Meet Us Don't Eat Us campaign comes in. We want to inform people that whaling is not traditional in Iceland. It has no historical importance, and the way their meat is presented on tables today does not represent our traditions. A large majority of Icelanders never eat whale meat, and I'm one of them.
A very grissled David Muller back from his road trip of many appearances. David will perform Heathcote Williams' Sacred Elephant this weekend.
Book on Quick Ticket:
F Creations, in association with The Merry Scholar @merryscholar , is proud to announce that it will be partnering up with SAFCEI (South African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute) for four fundraising performances. David Muller will be using the stunning setting of the slopes of Kalk Bay to bring to life two of Heathcote Williams’ poems: Whale Nation and Sacred Elephant.
The performances are happening on Saturday 17 and Sunday 25 February. Don't forget to book for Whale Nation too, happening on Sunday 18 and Saturday 24 February: http://qkt.io/Whale
A portion of the proceeds from these performances will go towards the various environmental projects that SAFCEI run in Southern Africa.
Muller’s dramatizations of these two epic poems have been described as “haunting” and “entrancing” by critics. The two poems were written by Williams as part of a series that he had hoped to use to bring the plight of the earth to the fore. Both deal with the devastation of the natural environment and the impact humans are having on creatures we are meant to care for. However, according to reviewer Karen Rutter, they are “no bunny-hugging piece of green … propaganda. The language is graceful and elegant, the mood evocative but not emotionally manipulative, the content realistic.” Come and enjoy an evening or two in the natural beauty of Kalk Bay as you are taken on a journey into the ocean with the majestic whales or onto the plains with the mighty elephants. Whale Nation is directed by Claire Watling and Sacred Elephant by Stacey Sacks.
Tickets are R100 for adults and R50 for scholars, and audiences are encouraged to bring along a picnic and blankets to sit on. Performances will start at 5pm.
For tennis racket strings;
For riding crops;
For tanning leather;
For artists’ pigments;
For wax crayons;
For engineering coolants;
For printing inks;
For calcium for Blanco, and military purification;
For calcium for fertiliser, to speed up the gestation of the earth;
For the jute industry;
For the wool industry;
For the shoe industry;
For the cotton industry;
For tempering steel…
Without the blood letting of the whale:
Prime source of light and lubrication,
The industrial revolution would have been scantily equipped.
A spectral colossus haunts the inflated myth of progress,
So keen to brush aside its hidden costs,
In the case of pure profit;
So forgetful in the bright name of novelty.
For skin cream;
For cattle fencing;
For mah-jong counters;
For endocrinal hormones for those stiffened by arthritis;
For liver-oil and vitamins to treat those who are flagging;
For insulin from the pancreas to treat those whose blood is to sweet;
For gelatine for the coating of photographic film;
With which we see ourselves as we see ourselves, incessantly;
For gelatine for the transparent capsules of pills;
For gelatine for jelly;
For gelatine for glue;
For stays, and gussets and busks, and bodices,
And statuesque corsetry, emphasising the breast and hips:
The aesthetic apparatus, the sensual sustenance …
Excerpt from Whale Nation by Heathcote Williams
Photo of Inuksuk taken by me the other day.
Reading this incredible poem, Whale Nation, while waiting for the whales and dolphins. This special book was given to me before I left to come here by friend and purveyor of the greatest bookshop on the planet. ( thanks @susanmaryfinn!) It's just really rather wondeful - informative, heartbreaking and inspirational in equal measures (I'm doing some #postcards4freedom too) 💙🐋#whalenation 💙🐋