Let's Build a Boat from VisionQuest Pictures on Vimeo.
The final chapter from the feature-length documentary What a Way to Go: Life at the End of Empire.
Wow…this is quite literally what my Beloved and I have been enVision-ing for years – a real BOAT that becomes ‘floating mystery school’ where we connect with others, sharing Wisdom and both ancient and new Teachings, as we travel over the Waters, place to place, Heart to Heart. Your video brought tears flowing, and I would love to remain in your Circle, in the hopes that all our Visions will be explored and co-created. Bless you, and bless all of Life. Silvia Pancaro, aka MoonCoach. http://www.MoonCoach.com. http://www.LunarPriestEss.com.
Thank you for the kind words and heartfelt response Silvia!
powerful and emotional. This is simply an incredible end of film trailer and DVD must be ordered AND ALL OF US MUST ACT.
Sometimes we feel so alone … but all we need to do is stay connected with people that are making changes and feel the same way as us. Stop worrying about what anyone else is doing,thinking or saying.
Follow the real truth in your heart and mind… that’s what we were born to do in this beautiful world.
This film is a MUST see , must BUY and must SHARE …
May YOUR God or YOU save us all!
Just thinking of you still radiating out this important message, glad you are. Here is an interesting website from Iceland, that I thought you might like:
A little more “we” and and a lot less “I” would make your video much more plaatable and, by the way, you are not the only one aware ot the climactic catastrophe that awaits us – gtry Googling Friends of the Earth and Greenpeace.
Sorry, CH. I was not aware I’d been authorized to speak for “we.” I know I can speak for “I,” so that’s what I did: speak to my experience, my journey. Funny… we White Guys™ get corrected when we speak of “we,” and are told to please, use “I statements,” but then others come along and object to that. There’s no winning, I guess.
As for the second part, I’d ask you to search inside and see what it has that has you react in such a manner. I never said anything of the sort, and the fact that I used other people to explain the climate situation would seem, to me, to indicate that I am well aware of that of which you seem to be scolding me.
I’m glad that this came to me on this day in my life. While I’m pretty aware of all that is and has been going on, the way you have put it together puts it in a good perspective. Because of the terrible news I keep getting this week: the approval of civilian drones, the passage of the Defense Authorization Act and “our” attempts to stall the progress of the UN climate coalition; I had been fairly steeped in fear. I agree with you about the “happy chapter.” I don’t want to be lulled back into complacency. I don’t want to be paralyzed by fear either. I’m glad that you offered a solution…something both symbolic and concrete. Thank you for making this video. I’m sure that it involved some sacrifice on your part.
Thank you for the movie. Where can I go to talk to like-minded people who want to do more than talk? I have only my hands and technical skills to offer, but my patience with sitting on them is long gone.
You’re welcome, Chris. Regarding how to find people who are “doing something,” they seem to be spread thinly, ones and twos and small groups here and there (but growing all the time?), some working on food, others on environmental or social issues. In terms of how to find them, they’re all over the web. But to enter into “doing” would require that you either go to them and join in their work, or create something on the ground where you are. The former may have the advantage of being able to get fin to “doing” mode more quickly, but comes at the cost of moving or traveling. The latter has the possible advantage of staying where you are (I haven no idea whether that’s a good thing or not) but likely comes at the cost of being much slower, as community organizing can take some time and effort to get going, in my experience. And, if you live in a relatively lower population area, it can be difficult to find enough interested folks to reach a critical mass and sustain some action. What do you want to do? Where do you want to do it? What has stood in your way, that you have not yet found your work?
Hi Tim! I’ve been looking for people to discuss a course of action with for ages without success. I’ve been pretty obsessed with it, and I can’t find serious people even in Santa Cruz. I mean people who are *genuinely committed* to getting away from the insanity and experimenting with meaningful change.
I have created a forum: http://www.hombreranch.com/commune, but I can’t seem to reach the people I need to reach. Forums have a well deserved reputation for being of poor use for anything. The one promising discussion I found was on Zeitgeist Australia’s forum — now shut down along with it’s American cousin.
What do I want to do? I want to talk about real self-sustenance; not the kind the relies on a hardware store. Talk about it, experiment with it, do it. Where? That’s open for discussion, but I’d like to go where others wont: cheap, remote land that can’t be ‘developed’ by conventional means. What is in the way? I can’t do anything alone. It seems I need 100 clones to get started.
Don’t you and your associates have this on your minds? I would like to be involved. You can find out more about me at my forum.
To anyone else who can’t find anything, I did find this at last: http://directory.ic.org/. Enjoy!
Thank you for sharing a recapitulation of, your human experience, perspective, vision, collective thought process. Profound enough I’ve been buzzing for days. I requested that I volunteer to teach a class at my son’s visionary school. Really good to know you and many others have been seriously contemplating these subject matters and willing to ask the hard questions, and are willing to address the imbalances we see clearly will not sustain our future.
I’d like to hold a community viewing and discussion on the content of this documentary. Thanks again for the excellent medium of expression!
Thanks for your kind words, Raven. Best wishes for your discussion!
I happily fell over this in my web travels. Our family is working on setting aside 22 acres as protected habitat as a life boat, as so well mentioned in the video. It is in timber and meadow with many threatened or endangered plant species, including orchids, camus, death camus, and a frog species. We are in the Salem Oregon area. We hope to establish the name as ‘Eden Again Eco-Sancuary’ soon. We have begun our plant and animal species identification, and hope to have local volunteers help us during the spring and summer months. Take care! Lisa & James
Good luck with your project, Lisa and James!
I just had to comment that I sincerely hope the person tramping about in those woods was wearing tick-repellent!
In an increasingly hostile environment, people are looking to major catastrophes that will lead to the extinction of humanity. In the meantime it is all too easy to be unaware of the everyday risks posed by global environmental change. As a sufferer of neurological Lyme disease I know what I’m talking about.
I love your boat metaphor. I agree that we must face the threat of both global and personal extinction with dignity, courage and personal integrity.
This is the absolutely most meaningful documentary I have ever seen. You did such amazing work combining everything that is wrong with us into this one film. It really shattered the last of my complacency, though there wasn’t that much left since I have known about most of these issues, problems and dilemmas for some time now.
Some of the things you said, and the way you said them just resonated down to my soul.
“. . . and all of this is wrapped so tightly in a culture of lies, denial and absurdities so complex and so powerful that we can barely see through the smog.”
“The culture of Empire works every moment of every day to distract my attention, like a magician using sleight of hand, but what happens when I look where the conjurer doesn’t want me to look? I see the trick. I see the reality behind the illusion.”
Those two lines hit me so deeply.
I’m currently a student at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. I’m studying sustainability, although that’s not the official name of any of the fields my classes are in. I’ll be taking classes on everything from Conservation and Recycling to Renewable Energy and Sustainable Agriculture. During the next 4 years at some point I’ll also be going down to Namibia with a group of volunteer students and one of our professors to work for a few months at a cheetah refuge.
Here at the University we’re well on our way toward sustainability. We have two large greenhouses where we grow our own fresh vegetables and fruits and we’re building another one, not sure what we’re going to grow in it yet. We already have 4 solar arrays up down at the bottom of the hill. Almost all students just walk everywhere, although we use the shuttle bus system in the winter. And we recycle paper, plastic, cardboard, paperboard, aluminum, tin, and even toothpaste tubes.
I desperately hope I can use everything I learn to help as many people as possible to jump off before the train finally runs off the tracks and crashes into oblivion.
Thank you so much for making this
And I do hope civilization in some form survives, just so long as EMPIRE dies
Thanks, Michael, for your kind words and resonance. Sounds like you’re up to good things there in Fairbanks. Sally’s become a greenhouse grower herself, here in Maine, where we now are. We’re eating really well! Our best to you and your people there, doing everything you can to make things better. Take care up there! Tim
Hi, i just follow a lot of very interesting info about our planet. The picture look really bad. But, maybe you must knew this is already in the bible. Please read Apocalipsis 11:18. Look the last part. Can you see it? …and to bring to ruin those ruining the earth.”
Yes, there a time when the man can ruin the earth, you and i, and many others are seen these.
But, read carefully, God, will change all. Finally the earth will be, and forever, the perfect place to live free of all kind of problems not matter which. Is true.
Please read finally Apocalipsis 21:3,4
None of all our problem, include the dead, will exist more. Is the God will and hes will will prevail.
For sure, for many this can be incredible, but, if you read, and use your intelligence you can figure out this is totally true. In fact, God cant cheat us. In fact he promise this.
Is a good things you realize how complicated is the world scenario. But, can be calm about the future of our and only precious planet. Is not in our hand, really, we cant solve the problem. God can. And he promise to do it, and ensure to all in his word, the bible. Just read it, and if you cant understand some of it, just ask. The answer will appear.
I try, like you do, to show to others how bad the situation really is, the difference is the solution, is comeing from a difference source. For the owner of the universe, our Father, our Creator, our God.
Jehova is his name.
Take care all you people,and be wise. Just look up and will find the solution.
Thanks for checking in, Patricio. Though I would use very different language, I can resonate with the truth in what you say. You take care too. Tim
Captain Lu is building boats and bicycles in the Westport Mass. area.