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  • NEXus N_ Times CQj:lYrI~bl 0 UI7 Ude..may ... ~ bl oUw llllblla,llom or informUloIIAfa1l:fe-r •.1~te",..""hl!T.f 1ft,XUS New TbPts. ..., IIU: IlIltllor .,." d.nrtf cn:dlled • bul &U. nrill :8 autllors CI.n !If lilIea aL Perm~lun for IIR of original lI:lapbles bereln ~ obtained from tbe artlsl lla NEXUS. We bell~ In networklne thl.s In forma lion. ji(!jlt Your Head: Read Something Today! Credits !lIlJ.m: .R. Ayana, L. MtGJrrm, J. Elf :l!I:lWA= NI.. R. Ayana, Lee McGlffen. BrlllA Spear.. Idin Krypman, ,Joanna Macy, Dean Winter, John Burke, Susan ONeill ~ , Lee McGIlTen, Pen.r Krypman, G. l"lmm, M·~b. it Ayana, Brlll.n Spean, U QIJ.lun, IL Norbnan. N. Duff ~ Blil" UlIJ ~: Salra, Is-bOo Wulfaar, John Burke. Mllrle ~a..l. Fadi, Jon Evans. Sue Leonard .csun!l: SImon Wulfpr, Isabo, Gorbo Ch•• y. R.Ayana 1.u:IllU: J. Elf, It Ayana Cll!lJ;pI!l~ntMOob, R. Ayana, Jon EIllns Pid;~!!!lI11C Paul Kohn Ilamdt1nil: R. Ayana PrClducllon: J. £If. Mbob, R. Ayana Tb.otI .bll to DnW I1()Cfjl.... the Worldpeace Opinions expressed herein do not nee_arlly represent the II.... of the editors or publishers. Inili.lln and Klnclnd Splrll. Quarterly. New Times Features . Contents . . Page J:tJt or Myth? Is nucJeor war impossible? A breakdown on breakdowns 11liJtk.hjkers Guid§t On the road in the Third Pole - Baltistan 16 Hygnosis and the MInd Facts and fallacies explored by Dean Winter 22 Lifes Search for Life The origins of Alchemy and Tal Chi by John Burke 30I AIDS Created in Experipents? This British report explores the posSibility ~ 33 Ii i i II SECTIONS SUBSCRIBE! ~ 21 Hellerwork 27 Do you feel part of these ~JeW$ I ~iftout Calendar 28 NEW TIMES? New Waves [I Gemstone Fi~ Q JOIN our growing band of Surfing Green candidate Ian Conspiracy Digest 34 SUBSCRIBERS Cohen has his Say 6j ~uclear Age Spanning the Global Networks Imagine Real News and New Realities Ultralight Peace Pilot Atomic Dossler 37 For only $10 NEXUS New Times will Dean J.efferys 10 Twilite lone arrive at your door anywhere in Australia for a year. Or anywhere overseas for just Biosphere Amazing but True.............38 $12 (or $14 ainnail). AND for only $18 People in Glass Houses Words Worth (within Oz) you can hedge your bets about the global economy - well send NEXUS An overview of planetary at­ Book Reviews 40 for TWO years! This offer expires mospheric changes. 18 with Issue 4! Please include cheque to: The Futures So Bright flanting Gujd§. NEXUS New Times, PO Box A556, Latest News on I Including Plant Habits. ......42 fhJ Sydney South 2000 t6J the Ozone Layer 20 I Grapevine YES! Id LOVE to have NEXUS In Orbit 21 i Network Letters. 43 delivered to: Name: _ Astrological Forecast .LinkUR Address: I Health &...l:Iealin.g Goods ~ Services. ........•.•.~ Aromatherapy 24 Comix Aloe Vera 26 Special Sealed Sectlon..... 53 IbJ 1 YeatB 2 Y••,. Nexus New Times Three 1
  • ~~.~:~I US Elections Life, Death and Plastic Comets They used a telescope-mounted in&a­ Rigged Halleys Comet is partly made of plas­ tic, according to analysis of data ob­ red detector at Siding Spring Mounta.in Observatory near Coonabarabran to The computer program used tained during its la~ visit. make bothdisroveries. They areinvesti­ It may be tbern are wry few gating theori.es by British astronomer to count over one-third of things man can maketnatdtin1.already Fred Hoyle and Dr Chandra Wick­ votes cast in the last US Presi­ exist," said Mr Walter HUt1bncr, who ramasinghe (Dayals brother) that vi­ dential election is vulnerable identified the polymerised fQ11l1atd~ ru ses and bacteria can exist in space and h.yd~ poIyoX}"JDethylene. The Halleys are brought to Earth by these coant.c to manipulation and fraud. plastic probably pnldates the mn and spermatazoa. According to expert court witnesses planets, a:rtd plastiC compounds may "Five years ago I wouldnt haVe be­ in actions challenging local and congres­ also exist in other intel"5.t~llarobjects. lieved a Weird of it," said Dr W14­ sional elections in three US states, na­ On leave from the US Los Alamos ramsinghe. "Now, I think its quite pos­ tion-wide votes counted by the system National Laboratory, Mr Huebner said sible. may have been secretly altered. the plastic was found deep within the 1 dont think the impUtations - for The vote-eounting program, chal­ comets head, using spectroscopic biology, for the spread of diseases and lenged in Indiana, West Virginia and analysis. The compound is among the the origin oflife- have been investigated Maryland, was developed by Computer easiest plastics to manufacture and was properly, because no..one outside: a Election Systems, which has been ac­ first produced on Earth around the turn small group of people is thinking about cused of helping to rig elections - includ­ of the. century. Made from hydrogen, them." ing the election of Ronald Reagan. carbon and oxygen, it was probably Unlike the regular visits of Halleys The rapidly increasing use of such formed in the comet by expoSure to comet (which may have beencontaml­ systems and the widespread lack of nated by repeated passages through oUr cosmic radiation or ultraViolet light. computer skills among most local vot­ ing authorities constitutes a new and n.£ EIl8 ,3 Pic.I: o6k solar system)~ Comet Wilsons flyby is thought to be its first and tlnly trip"into ~) ~~- serious risk. the inner solar sYittEUT. "There is a massive potential for problems," said Mr Gary Greenhalgh, Life and Death? ~~ director of the Washington-based Inter­ national Centre on Election Law and ~ .. , ........ ..... The theorythat a huge comet ora:>l(lr()id caused the extinction oft he dinosaurs6S Administration. million years ago has gained support. A John Kemp, president of Computer team ofUS Government geologists have Election Systems, denied t~e company found matching pieces of shattered was involved in fraudulent schemes, quartz in sites across the world -from but also said any computer system could Europe to the middle of the Pacific. be tampered with. The quartz is believed to have been It is totally economically infeasible hurled around the globe (along with a to have a fraud-proof system," he said, worldwide dust "blanket,,) when a large quoting the projected price of such a object smashed through the Earths system at over $U51 billion. crust. According to one British.scientific: In three of the legal challenges Cosmic Spent team, this resulted in the formation of against the company, losing candidates Evidence also seems to confirm the Greenland (which rose from the sea at hired computer consultants who stated theory that comets carry seeds of life roughly the same time) due to a massive in court affidavits, testimony and inter­ through space. The discovery of or­ upwelling from the mid-Atlantic ridge. views that the companys program had ganic matter - complex hydrogen-car­ The dust blanket is thought to have been designed so that vote totals could bbn molecules - in Comet Wilson by starved off many species which sur­ be altered without leaving any sign of Australian scientists this year indicate vived the effect of impact - catastrophic tampering. that the chemical building-blocksoflifc ea.rthquakesand mile-high tidal waves The allegations, if true, would ren­ may be transported by comets. encircling the globe. der the last US Presidential elections Similar chemicals were found in Other evidence includes a layer of invalid and unconstitutional - but Halleys Comet in 1986 by Dr David red clay deposited around tne world 65 they have received little attention Allen ofthe Anglo-Australian Observa­ million years ago, coincident with mass since first being made in July, 1985. tory and Dr Dayal Wickramasinghe of e);finction - its highest concentrations the Australian National University. are centred around the North At}<lutic.2 Nexus New Times Three
  • Boomerang Volcanoes Return r-",____ I I ,...-~ ~CIIElIBDU _Ancient Australian volcanoes have (~ . ~ .slowly marched down the East clue to next .2 . . . . _ . -~ I •coast, fonning chains in the shape of Iboomerangs pointing west. VO CanlC Many of the eastern volcanic fie~ds eruptionare young and dormant and an eruptioncould happen "at any time/ but a newtheory about the regular return of theboomerang fonnations may help pre­dict when and where our next volcanowill erupt. After twentyyears of study and fieldwork, Australian Museum geologist DrLin Sutherland recently noticed theregular boomerang shapes and that theboomerangs kept returning furthersouth over time. "Although it may not seem so,eastern Australia is one of the greatvolcanic belts of the world," Dr Suth­erland said. nually in its elliptical orbit. major volcano. Deep gas discharges Aborigines Witnessed Tasmania Next? have also been detected in Tasmanian Eruptions Dr Sutherland, a -settlor Museum re­ mines.and someofthecrustin the region"Some are so fresh they look like they searcher in earth sciences, believes a is much hotter than surrounding areas, mighty lift opened up like a zipper be­ but the time of another eruption ise~pted just ye~terday - and we.cannot neath the flooluf the Coral and Tasman anyones guess.say they are extinct. Aborigines cer­ 1t could be tomorrow or it could be Seas 90 to 6S million years ago.tainly witnessed eruptions and the lastone, at Mount Gambierin South Austra­ The rift in the crust now lies some­ 5,000 years away, butld say the chances where beneath Bass Strait, so Tasmania of it happening again soon are prettylia, probably happened only about 4,000 is the most likely candidate for our next high," said Dr Sutherland.years ago." Eastern Australias volcanoes have .Asteroid On Course for Eartherupted regularly over the past 90 mil­lion years. The biggest and oldest are innorth Queensland and they become A giant asteroid seems on a collision It will be possible to solve this prob­younger and smaller as they progress course with Earth, according to Soviet lem only in one way - by setting up ansouth. According to the theory, the Aus­ scientist Alexander Voytsekhovsky. AlI-World Space Service for the defencetralian continent has drifted north over a British astronomers have calculated of Earth," he said.stationary hot spot deep below the that the asteroid, discovered four years Mentioning 10stciviIizations, he saidEarths crust. ago and known as "1983 TV", will col­ Atlantis may be only a hypothesis, "but Regular eruptions from the hot spot lide with the Earth in the year 2115, says huge craters on the Earths surfacemay have formed the boomerang trail as Voytsekhovsky. caused by large meteoroids are a real­the continent sna:kedacross it in a dog­ "If studies confirm that the two ce­ ity". He said only a great catastropheleg fashion. The most recent southern lestial bodies will collide, then our suc­ could explain why such diverse civiliza­volcanoes are the smallest, suggesting cessors will have two choices in order to tions as the Egyptians, Assyrians andthe hot spot is cooling down. save themselves - either to make the the Mayans began their calendars at Northem Drift asteroid alter its course, or to blow it up almost exactly the same time.The Australian continent is being in space," he wrote in the newspaperpushed north at the rate of six cen­ Sotsiaiistichesicaya lndustriya.timetres a year as the oceanS grow "Given the present level of scientificwider, according to Dr laurie Drake, and tcchnological progress, the secondsenior lecturer in Earth Sciences at option is more realistic.Sydneys Macquarie University. "But the complexity of the problem The continental plates also shift up is obvious even to laymen."to ten centimetres each year around the Vast fUJll.S of money would beJune solstice, causing minor tremors, needed to precisely locate the asteroidsays Dr Drake. This is due to the fact that and send a spal:<! wterceptor to destroythe earth winds up and slows down an- it. Nexus New Times Three 3
  • <01 ~~ .=~j~ I KAOS HACKS INTO SPACE Young West German computer hackers Worldwide Access who mlLthemselves the Chaos (Kaos) ThilY accessed at least 135 computer Computer Club have broken into a top­ centres in nine countries over six secret c:omputer network which inter­ months, planting Trojan horses and a connee,fS NASA with the Western n~l; keyword within the system. With "worlds:space agencies. these installed they entered any com­ Denying m:cusations of espionage, puter in the SPAN network they the youths have told West German Inte­ wished. rior Minister interrogators that they Some of the group, thought to have planted a type of program known as a ac<:ess to highly-cla~sified operating Trojan horse in the world-wide net­ ma:nuals for Digital E~uipment com­ work of scientific r~ch centIlls, puter!>, have still not been caught. known as SPAN, "for fun". Intelligence services ofthe O.S., Brit­ Trojan Worms? ain, France, Germany, Japan and Swit­ A Trojan horse program is infamous zerla1d.A have suppressed news of the in computer circles as a downloaded attack for months. Some of the projects program Which looks lib ordinary the Kaos Computer Club - who also call wortnlngits way iJ;:Ito my hard disc and software, but w.hleli can wipe lhe pro­ themselves Data Travellers - gained erased the data In it." grams of anyone whoload:s it into their access to include British remote-sensing The hi;lekers were prompted by system. spy satellite programs, NASA space NASA claims that their computers wore Trojan horsC!i began aJptaring sev­ platform technology, French manned absolutely secure and hackln~proQf. eral years ago and havereaclted a high satellite plans and Japanese space com­ NASA still have not rec:o,g11ised the d"am level of sophistication. Amongthcdoz­ puter communications teehnology. tampering, and claim their system is ens of Trojans in circulation, rome be­ "1 had a slight shock when I saw secure (and, presumably, has had Il() gin their destruction within minutes. appear on my screen: Welcom.e to the bombs, worms or viruses carried in by Some known as "bombs" perform as le­ NASA headquarters VAX ilfstnlhl­ Trojan horse). gil:imat:e.l>Oftware for weeks or months, tion," Club spokesman M.r Wau Hoi­ The Hamburg Kilo"? Computel" CbJp then touch offan ~edfOJ1ictime-bomb. land told Stern magazine. Others, known as l~vJruses" or announced the break,.-in on tellWisiotl, The Trojan hurses downloaded by "worms", actually replicate and move claimingtohavediscovered the Trojarls the hackers w~ited for a top-security whn~ working within tM SPAN l],!t-­ from sy$lem tp system, ICilving roeds of user to log on with a secret password, work. They state theyre out to PtQVe des::n:Jetion itt thw wake. recorded their computer keystrokes in a th~eatehQIl!s in the5eC1.lnty systamsu hidden file and revealed everything Star-Spangled Spanner the most well-protected tomputer sys­ typed on the keyboard. Working over "There was a grnphics plC.lgl1!:m called tems. six months, the young West Germans Run me that I thought would be neat to Mr Holland further c1aiUll that the implanted Trojans in highly classified run once," says Charles Rawls, a Man­ son the hackers went public was that systems which gave them authorised hattan computer user. "It played the most research at NASA is aimed tit access to alter accounts and security Star-Spangled Banner and displayed developing new weapons sys­ checks, thereby covering their tracks. the American flag. Meanwhile, it was tems. Perfect Match Colonel Caddan hal> married Nabila man in the U.S. (CO"ntraga~) arms Koshoggi;lhe 2S-yeaT"Dld daughter of sales to Iran, and alleg,edly involved in the Saudi Arabian oil ma,gnato Adnan the smuggling of Ftrdjn.ilJld Marcos Koshoggi, according- to Italys largest fortune out of the I)lilllppines:. circulation newspaper. Cclnnel Gadtfat1 hll(, 51gni,Xl a <;Qn­ Mr Koshoggi, regarded as one of the tra<tt to SQI1 L1by~ l:rude on tQ Mr Ko­ richest men in the world,is reportedly in shoggi at prices helow lhose sel by the financial difficulty. He was a middle­ OPEC, said Milans Corriere DellaSjilra. 4 Nexus New Times Three
  • %HJ~_~.~t~-jtr1t:: : ~#: .. ~i J?~ : <Ji.t~!~ Mone Chip -­ Gun A new "Chip Gun" has been developed Which ~d5 out a radio frequency sig­ nal to destroy computer chips. "A "ulse couLd be propagated Ol1l!r Q Wide ZOM, in roughly the same 4Y that radio signals can blanket a ctty. It might Act as An electronic WAll sabling any Approaching airplAne,. Itk. or mi$sile". ao:ording to defence specialist Quck de Caro in AI4mti, Monthly magazine. Soviet superiority in radio defence applications has Western scientists and engineers worried [See NEXUS issue 2 Australian money - the alternative to "But as soon as we start ~lng tl1cm Qr retntt tAu ~arl develovmentsJ. plastic ca.rds - is to be made of plastic. A the rest ofthe world will want to follow T*tlL (IIIInoft,. AilE. _ .·(~N~ new CSIRO invention is to change the suit and so there is the prospect for ~L . JC;:sc "c."S.a~ face of our currency, starting with a great eamings from the sale of patent Sk~~ Bicentennial c:ommemarative banknote and llcensing rights: Aust~}ja ma reportedly portraying Captain Cook. also produce the notes for less techno­ The new money is madeo(anumber logicatly advanced nations. of images set Within laminated la~$ of ve held one in my hand and yo plastic polymer. wIDell can chang cant pick ~em from a conventionaJ co.lour when seen (rum different angles nole," ScUd Mr Wran. and even when touched. 1mpossible The Reserve Banks annual ooport lear or reproduce photographically, the states that the $2 note will be replaced new notes are the culmination of a 2 by a roill in J988 and that fott) million rrects King year secret joint project bctwClJ1 the old one dollar notes, withdrawn from CSIRO and the Reserve Bank, devel­ circulation in 1984, are stilI missing- no James Earl Ray, jailed for life in the US oped to make forgery impossible. doubt hidden under mattresses during for the murder of civil rights leader Dr 1t will save Australia millions of the Fraser years Martin Luther King on April 4th, 1968, dollars because the notes will last much Is the CSIRO moving away from wants a retrial. longer," said CSIRO chalnnan Neville pure research and getting down to "I had a show trial, and thats aOOl1! Wran. making money after all? it," he said in an interview on British BBC TV. Ray claims his lawyer gave him. ALLER c To LIFE no option but to plead guilty after he was ptured in London on June 6th. "I was JUst unfortunate to be in theFive Melbourne firemen have devel­ send him into a rage, give him head­ wrong place at the wrong time," he said.oped severe allergies to everyday items aches or force him to spend days in bed. In a series of magazine articles written inafter being exposed to a gas released by There are 20 more suspected cases the US by William Bradford HUie, Rayburning building materials. in Victoria. claimed that he had been the unwitting Toluene DI-Isocyanates (TDI) is pa wn in a conspiracy to kill Nobel laure­used in paints, plastics and polyure­ ate Dr King.thanes and turns to acid when it comes At the close of his one~day trial oninto contact with moisture. March 10th, 1969, both prosecution and One of the firemen, Mr Gtaeme defence attorneys went to great pains toHartney, was exposed to roT When hts explain to the Jury that there was nobreathing apparatus was knocked from conspiracy. Ray began to disagree buthis face while fightin.g a chemical fire in was interrupted by his defence counsel.South Melbourne in 1982. The gas Under Tennessee law, pleadingburned his nose and respiratory tract, guilty to murder automatically redUCedleaving him unable to Filter air. RIly:> death sentence to 99 years. II also badly damaged hi~ immune In the same BBC program, Kings~.1 swm and left hlin highly sensitised to son Martin said he believed more thannewsprint,car exhaust. tap water and one peDiOn was involved in his fathersfood kept in plastic containers or wraps. killing and that he did not rule out theThe smell of perfume or deodorant can involvement of the FBI. Nexus New Times Three 5
  • .,. ?nformation is tIie currency of DemocrtUJI . !lqJipli tJ{tU!e.r. "na The major polItIcal P4 rliell are guttrarrJeed free and equal m&W tune "y Australian ~ fn11~m8 rtgulsitkms. Others strugg1e.mt 9hoeslrirtgb"l4gel$ to Bd their mes~"aoss. NailS is an in dependant f1I4hllcation whidr can provide room for Q. full spectrum of vi4!wS. In this issue we IIi:Iw t:w(J intervierbs wilh Green It£tJ6ists: the fitst With CD1Itr~i4l Grtrwm 1llrly $eNzte CIlndidate and anti-1tll.cb!aractivist Irin C>him.. who has SJ4tfed on the /lou: li}ane. U$ nuc&:ar-flrmeil ~6hip tlItd ·cl~ ento the. dak of another in Sydney It.tubQf.lr - two recent actions in the long tmt6 of this en11iranmental eampaigrur. How was your first Federal election? /n the past you t1e had to get arrested to make the news. Well, on a personal level it was quire 8 stratA, Ive usually Did you find it was easier to get attention as a Senate candidate? worked as part of a group: whether out surflQlrWarships or doing a little flash.individoaUy, Im generally springing ftom Well, I war arrested at Hawkes campaign launch when he was on his a very strong support group like the Peace Squadron or other b3lge. I was charged with obs.truction and causing a nuisance to a groups concerned with rainforest issues. vessel inreslricted waters uuhe Harbour, I think it was. I have $2ft) With the last Federal election campaign the head left the worth of lines plus a 12 month good behaviom bond for that and Im tail in renns ofour political organisation. We had people who appealing against the severity of it. were keen to work in the officeand get thingsorgantsed - there Arrest$come as an oflen unexpected endgame to the chess thats was a massive amount ofWOrk to be done in that urea- but that going on.But Ive found in the past and find still, that ~pt"m!l few was more or less sepatated from what lhad to do as the front specific silUUions - like diving off the rocks into the pollution at runner: to just get out and make a media splash. Bondi and paddling lliloughit. wberethatsenoulbofallighIigbtfpr the media to come indQ)~eri.be is~ without m-BJICot dangling 1lk.e Unlike the NDP with ~ler Omeltat the previous election a carrot in fron1 a[ lheiI ~ - in Dill$t cases, the :Siwl!UOll$ (lvc; - who had his media mtchintrready to go, and who also had devektpeid have hd to go to a point near arrest to create sufficient a very high profIle before he even started - I felt I had In Ilighlighl for the media to be titillated and run it. impress myself on the national arena almost on my own. I had Everylbing lhat 14id - for example, spending the night imide lhe a friend, Richard Gosden, who was invaluable, a very creative end of the m01"lqfaillUbe-- was lIJ1 act that could, if the police had guy. We kept concocting confrontations with politicians like decided, have had me taken away and arrested. While they didnt Hawke and Cohen - at the Bondi Pavilion to launch an Arts both~ (andl was glad that they didnt) it was still a position in which Heritage book where we started talking long and loud about I was relatively vulnerable. I hlId 10 ~doing those; thin88 and rake the pollution at Bondi - through to Hawkes campaign launch the rl$k ofbeing arrested. Thats why a good behaviom bond is.reaI1y and, of course, Howards launch. an infringement ofmy right to act politically,because I cant imagine myselfnmning a successful campaign without being a little bit badly Its pathetic that people in the alter­ behaved. Do you think wetle reached a point where no real issues native scene dont pull their finger out are raised in elections unless theyre raised by people like and do a big, brave act and REGISTER yourself? TO VOTE, because its so important Definitely. Its a scam by the politicians, its a glossy media evenr; its the ultimate in hypocrisy by people who are running the country. It was a fonnula that we stumbled upon by being there and The Labor Partys taken over the reins ~f power from the Liberals heckling and seeing how the media would react. We realised that we (who thought that they were destined to rule forever) - its co-opted could inject a type of radical direct action into the political process. like some sort of bloodless coup. We saw a little machination with It certainly worked. Ive just been checking the election break­ Fraser taking over from Whitlam a few years ago and now we have down and we certainly had our strong points in northern NSW and a situation where Labom have firmly grabbed the reins again. particularly the inner city electorates. But there was a lriclcle from Theyre achieving their political ends through a process of subtle right around the State and it would seem to me that Utat lriclcle came propaganda and theyre avoiding the teal jutle$. from the broadcasting that was achieved in the medii. by my antics. One of om main themes in thisTW1 with the Oreens"W8S hill we On a personal level it was extremely intense. I walked around for sri" to the vital issues, whether it l>e a nuclear-armec:1 warshipm uny about three weeks feeling that my head was twice the size it nonnally other environmental issue that needs to be spoken about, lind in r.ct is and had headaches. I was trying to push myself. most notably at the its easy picJdngs. I stood at many a public meeting with Oemt)eraI, Howard launch where I found myself in a roomful of thousands of Labor and Liberal party members spellking and 1found t~l it VllS 5,0 staunch Liberal supporters. When I put a banner up and started damned easy because they were so hypocri~ical md wereconstantly heclcling and was dragged off by security men, ~ was a very lyl1)g. Everybody knows that politicians lie:; and here we have 1l intense hatred directed at me in that room. by people who betkvc Situation where you just stand tlp and say the Imth. they were born to rule - you could feel it • you could cut the air with Its so easy. a knife. Every one of those events took a lot out of me.6 Nexus New Times Three
  • .. What reactions have you been getting from politi~la,. for saying the truth? Ive been getting very favourable reactions from a number of Democrat politicians and a number of left-wing Labor people. Plie been getting vehement reactions from, for example, the Memb.er (or Richmond, Charles Blunt, with whom I clashed when he spoke at a housing and welfare forum at Rockdale alongside (Social Security) Minister Howe and Democrats. They wouldnt allow me on the platform as a Green candidate butl managed to get a question UJ:i the floor. Blunt launched a vehement attack on .someone who WG holding up signs from the Unemployed Peoples Union, goina 011,3 rabid, dolebashing blast... Hes in an electorate thats got a high percentage of unemployed alternative people and Id like you to say in NEXUS magazine Utal its pathetic that people in the alternative scene dont pull their finger out and do a big, brave act and REGISTER TO VOTE, because it, so important. Ifl had 5,000 people in this state who are Green, who live in the and love the forests, live out of the city, who live in oomIUIJ forest ­ nities, who just had the bloody guts to vote, then I would be in Canberra right now. Its no big deal, because Robert Wood o( the NDP is actually in there with Green preferences, and thats fim4!..~lic, But I was interested to see that in many of the alternati~· areWi, Richmond included, my vote wasnt as high as in the inner"Stibmban seats of Sydney. Do you put that down to a lac" of people r~I:.JttrilJgt Yes, Id say so. Lack of regislration and resistance by altetnlld"c people who have been fed many years of propaganda to hide away, it doesnt have anything to do with you ... ..And disbelieve what any politician tells th~ffl? Exaclly, and •Dont vote, it only encourages them . Well, ifYQu demt vote that does encourage them. If you dont v9te, theyre able to survive. Charles Blunt of the National Party is attacking the Social Service sector of this society and is surviving in this area by 1I mere six to eight thousand votes. Now if the alternative people in 1hls particular electorate were to register, then he would be out in the n~ election. Im now running for the local council elections under FastBucks on the Radical Ratbags ticket which, hopefully, will see Bucksie gel into power in the Byron Shire Council and really start kicking heads in there. We hope to get five, perhaps six Green Councillors in, inCluding the President, and then were dealing with a Green council - the implications could go far and wide through this society. imes Three
  • N~·~~ ~ Remote Area Power ~ Assistance Scheme The New South Wales Government has set upa Remote Area Power Assistance Scheme to help permanent residents of An annual subsidy of half the cost of operating and maintaining your sys­ tem, with an upper limit of $250 per -t remote areas get an adequate domestic year per property. power supply. A grant of 40% ofthe cost of purchasing Starting from the 1st January 1987, or upgrading a system. The maximum RAPAS is a five year scheme co-ordi­ grant is $10,000 for a system costing nated by the Energy Authority of NSW. $25,000. Assistance may be provided for; Grid Connection: diesel or petrol generating sets, batter­ of fuel and maintenance costs, up to a You may be eligible for a grant of 40% of ies, inverters, photovoltaic cells, micro­ maximurn of $250· paid retrospectively. a connection costs in excess of $10,000. hydro systems, wind generators, solar RAPAS assistance is designed for The maximum grant is $10,000 for an hot water systems, battery chargers and domestic systems only. outlay of $35,000 or more. system wiring and installation costs ­ For full details see the Remote Area Self Sufficiency: up to 33% of system hardware costs. Power Assistance Scheme Guidelines, For self-sufficient Stand Aloni! systems ANNUAL SUBSIDY available from the Energy Authority of - where the quoted cost of grid connec­ Anyone purchasing or currently oper­ New South Wales, GPO Box 485, Sydney tion is over $20,000 - you may be eligible ating a stand alone power system rr.ay 2001, Phone 02-234-4444; or electricity for: be eligible for an annual subsidy of50% supply authorities. Only a Game... September 7th, 1988 has been named The only child at the ceremony, a "Day of Destruction of War Toys in All five year old boy named Siddarta, Cou ntries of the World". walked away with an undamaged In a symbolic gesture in Geneva, the Sherman tank saying: "1 like military Dalai Lama (spiritual leader of Tibetan games," Buddhists) smashed two plastic tanks Toy Swords to Ploughs with a hammer to announce the day. The A worldwide Christian movement for World Association for Orphans and Abandoned Children named the date to peace and disarmament has formed a group called the National Coalition Waterfal draw attention to this overt program­ ming of children to regard warfare as a Against War Toys to initiate the immo­ bilisation and dismantling of war toys Rock Carvings normal human endeavour. in Australia. Aboriginal rock carvings beside the "Although I am a monk, a man of Anyone concerned about the sale Princes Highway at Waterfall were re­ peace, when I was young I was very and promotion of war and violence­ cently photographed by a radio-con­ fond of these war toys. Unconsciously, related toys and entertainment should trolled camera suspended from a he­ without knowing it, it made some kind contact: lium balloon. of impact on my mind," said the Dalai Pax Christi Australia p.o. Box 31, In a Bicentenary project by archae­ Lama, who called his gesture "mini-dis­ earlton South, Victoria 3053 ologist Les Bursill (of Sutherland coun­ armament". Phone (03) 459-2697 cil) and scientists from Lucas Heights, the balloon took photos from 90 metras abovecthe tarVings. TheMenat-Bun~QI area ~a:SOIlQC inhabited by the Darwhaal tribe; who carved tho now-fading images of fish, Whales and other crea~ .intO the. sandstorlE: hundreds Qr evEU1 thousands of years ago. The c3TVings also depict dragon and cow-like animals.8 Nexus New Times Three
  • Last Nomads Battle for RainforestsNative tribespeople have been holdingloggers at bay with blowpipes andspears in Malaysia. The Penan people of Sarawak inMalaysian Borneo are the last nomadichunters in South-East Asia. A fewhundred of the 8,OOO-strong tribe havebeen defending their rainforests fromMalaysian Government-backed loggingcompanies for the last year. In Septem­ber" at the start of World RainforestWeek, they ctl!Sttoyed the logging com­panies bridges into the park that istheil home. As partafa worldwide campaign in ---"support of the PeIlCn people, membersof the NSW Wilderness Society deliv­ /ered a petition of 2,000 signatures to theMalaysiafl Trade Commission inSydneym September. • ~~~. --- / " The Malaysian Peninsula has been .almost logged out of rainforest tim­ in January to interview Bruno Manser, "Originally nomadic, some havebers," campaign director Matthew Jam­ a Swiss artist, cheesemaker and spelun­ already settled or are in the process ofieson said. ker liVing in Sarawak for nearly three settling, chiefly as a result of govern­ The Government has now turned to years as a guest of the Penan. ment incentives and the pressure oflogging in Sarawak and Sabah, in Ma­ Manser says "they are poor people massive logging activities in their tradi­laysian Borneo. if you look at their possessions, but if tionaJ hun ling grounds by a number of The Penan tribe, which derives its you look at their minds they are rich logging companies.food of frui t, roots, and wildlife from the people." He is studying the Penan cul­ "Roads are being constructed andforests, is now under threat as logging ture and is compiling a dictionary of timber being removed without theircompanies approach their forests. their language as he continues to live consent, or even the knowledge of the "(They) have held the loggers off with them despite threats, police har­ majority of the Penan people and theirwith primitive weapons, mainly be­ rassment and malaria. representatives. Compensation forcause world pressure has stopped repri­ European and Australian travellers damages is non-cxistent or far fromsals. But now it remains to be seen how have been entering the jungles between adequate, while token handouts to in­long they can last against Government Ulu Sungei Tutoh and Ulu Sungei Lin­ fluential individuals are intended toand logging company pressures." bang since Manser began raising world quell the possibility of any dissent." Australian Deported awareness of the plight of the Penan. Malaysia is the worlds largest rain­ "The Penan people are an aborigi­ forest timber exporter - primarily toIn March this year, Sydney botanist and nal group with a distinct language and Japan and China. 8ut80% of Australiasjournalist Petr Faigl was deported to culture, inhabiting the north-eastern imported rainforest timber comes fromAustralia from Sarawak. He had arrived part of Sarawak," says Faigl. Malaysia, mainly Sarawak. The Penan Declaration "We I the Penan people of the Tutoh and L1nbang Rivers region declare: ·stop destroying the forest or we wlfl be forced to protect It. MThe forest Is our livelihood. We had lived here before any of you outsiders came. We fished In clean rivers and hunted In theJungle. We made our sago meal and ate fruit from the trees. Our life was not easy, but we lived it in content. Now the loggingcompanies turn rivers Into muddy streams and the lungle Into devastation. The fish cannot survive in dirty rivers and wild animalswill not live in devastated forest. Myou took advantage of our trusting nature and cheated us Into unfair deals. By your doings, you take away our livelihoodand threaten our very lives. You make our people discontent. We want our ancestrallQnd, the land we live off, back. We canuse it In a wiser way. When you come to us, come as guests, with respect... "We the representatives of the Penan people, urge you: stop the destruction now. Stop all logging activities in the Turoh andLlmbang Rivers regIons. Give back to us what Is properly ours. Save our lives, have respect for our culture. If you decide not toheed our request, we will protect our livelihood. We are a peace-loving people, but when our very lives are in danger, we willfight back. MThis is our message.» Send any letters on th/slmportant Issue to His EXHlllilncy Datuk Pollnggl Hall Abdul Mahmud and His Excellencys Govern­ ment of Malaysia, Jhe Malays/~n HIgh Commissioner, 7 Perth Ave, Yarralumla ACT 2600 For further information contact the {la/nforest Information Centre, PO Box 368, Lismore 2480 Nexus New Times Three 9
  • Northern NSW aocado farmer Dean Jefferys Is renowned for flylnlf. otter the prohibited area at Roxby Downs uranium mine and o,er land surrounding Pine Gap in his ulifall/f"ht aircraft Imagine. He is bflller known for his daring anti-nuclear warship demonstrations o Per Sydney HtT/bour (w},tre he paint-bombed the nuet,ar depth charge­ carrying USS John Buchanan and dropped a wreath and videotapt: Ollto the decl of the aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious) for which he was sentenc,Jlto a total of 40 days jail. NEXUS traelled to northern New South Wales to Deans property to hear what he had to say. Htu his forty days in the wilderness dampened his spirits? JUdge for yourself. It was i:mpQrtant for me to use mm-violmt direct action to show people thAttO support nucl~ warship visits Wll,$ to support the very !.hing that is now threatening life on this planet. I feel if we can convince enough people to love and trust our fellow human beings instead of tiIreltming c.aeh other with extinction there may be hope yet for our ch.i1dten and fuJ:Ure genera­ tions to go out and enjoy life in a greener, peaceful, non-radioactive planet. It appears to me that we have two choices in this world; we can choose to be caught up into a never-ending spiral of acquiring material possessions, which undoubtedly leads to greed. Or we can ide were going to create harmony on this Earth wilh ourselvt!s with our creator. It can stan off on a ~a1leve) and then spread around the worl~. Im sure its already b.a~ning, butltblnk lherenecds to be a bit Harmonic Convergence of work done as far as networlting goes 111stW1lS whllt wa.~ so good W hat Im seeing now is not so much a move away from direct about !.he Harmonlc Converl:ence - atlOoclock andaLlheslUIle action as more emphasis put on linking up globally, mentally. The time all over !.he world people were tuning in and T edIt that really Harmonic Convergence was excellent - world prayers for peace strongly. It was just great. and world meditations for peace. Linking up our minds with other If we can spread the word through CQllUltunity lIetworks then people around the world., that seems to be the next stage. thats where were going to start to see the next change happening. I see all this direct action still being quite necessary just to jog r still find these warships coming in quite nilCessary. Wi!.hout the peoples minds and their social auitudes and to get people activated; warships !.here wouldnt be the J<.rn...,mlTati(m~ and without the but I see the next stage that we need to go to is a globallinJwp on a demonstrations there wouldnt be people commg together with a COlJUlU)n goal. Its !.he !.hretlt of nuel~ar war and the threals to !.he mental level. envitmmleTl1 which are uniting people and moving us all on to the next stage of evolution. I see all this direct action still being The nucloar threat is coming into our presence - we can see the nuclear bombs virtually in our from yard, so it2lCthlItes us all to join quite necessary just to jog peoples together and, for a start, stop !.hem But in !.hat process of trying to stop minds and their social attitudes and them were joining our spirits wi!.h a common !.heme of peace and to get people activated; but I see the unity. Peace is only going to be achieved when we have unity. We canthave peace wi!.hout unity and I think it s the call forve:nce which next stage that we need to go to is a is going to help bring about unity. global linkup on a mental level Peace activists working against the warships is great, but 1s !.here also needs to be a backup action with people who c/.mt necessarily want to get out on the water in front of warships - anyone We have a meeting tonight in Coffs Harbour and another one who wants to contribute in their own way can sit down at a cCrl:4ul tomorrow night and Ill be trying to get local circles happening on a time through the mon!.h andjJ.1st think positive, loving !.houghts.ld specific date every fortnight or month and try and get a linkup like to be putting my energies inw that II bit more now. too. happening. I dont know if its already happening but !.here are Im making a video at !.he moment which is Alvm/able for si1le for probably some groups already doing this. therost ofcopying itlhat cllJi be shO-"I11l1 &BtJUttingS, peace meetings It just needs to benetworked a bit more. WhatId like to do is co­ or circles. It would be really niee, ra!.her !.hIm just to sit down and ordinate specific timed meditations so that we know !.hat every meditate together, to make a whO/I: eVllnml!. out of itlmd share food fortnight or the rust Sunday of every month or every full moon, and talk, maybe show a vidco or playa tape. Im pUlling o!.her !.hings circles are happening at a certain time. on the videos aside from peace acl ions m When everyone sits down they can start to LUne in to everyone " Deans peace videos are available [or $20 (including mailing) else and even have some communication happening between the from: Dean Jefferys, P.O. Box Bowraville, NSW, 2449 groups so !.hat we might have a certain theme for a ccnain moon. 1( :H. 5fyana10 Nexus New Times Three
  • Hit or Myth Recent revelations about the reliability of nuclear weapons begs the question: Is Nuclear War Impossible?T lie United Slates has suspended tests Mo$tdataavailableon:nucleardudSof the MX missile - its latest model focuses on lhe period up until therocket - because the missile cant hit its 1970s. Bufin 1979, SCVt7ral thousand oftarget. TheMX has been tested properly the more advlmced Poseidon subma­only five tim,es and twice didnt even rine missiles had to be rebuilt due tocome close to the mark, according to a chemical corrosion caused by explo­recent report by the Congress Anned sives reacting with melal.Serv~es Committee. The Pentagon has admiue<l that This is the latest in a long history of many of the 15 million improperly­nuclear weapons failures. tested Texas Instruments microchips Since the 1960s the worlds nuclear used in a multitude of US defence sys­misslie systems have not been built to tems may not work. Up to one third offunction. With up to 2,000 moving and the Trident C-4 missiles have engineelectronic parts, nuclear weapons are faults, while a further one-third havevery vulnerable to corr~iqn.shock and software bugs, or faults in their guid­elcctrical failures. ance systems. In 1965 it was found that 50% ofthe ---------------Polaris Submarine Launched BallisticMissiles (SLBMs) were duds because of A freeze on nuclear The Central Intelligence Agoncy,miss.ile arming device failures. Similar warhead production revising early aisessments m 1986. con­failures kept most of Americas land­ cluded that the late-model Soviet ICBMbased Minuteman ICBMs under repair would END any pros­ SS-19 is not reliable or accurate enoughin the 60s, when 160 had to be rebuilt. pect of global nuclear to use in a surprise strike against US Minute Chance war within a few years IssUe silos. Furthermore, the SovietsF our tests of Minuteman missiles from due to short shelf-life purchase many of their missile guidance"operational" missile silos were con­ systems (sold through neutral coun­ducted in combat-simulation tests in triI<S) from the US - who insert more1966-68. h~gs in llleir already suspect programs. Soviet MISSiles The nuclear arsenals of the world are All failed. Three of the missiles never left their The Soviet Unions missile systems hopelessly constructed. The engines,silos due to electrical problems. The may be even less workable. Their main software, arming mechanisms and war­fQllTth had to be destroyed in flight. ICBMs- SS-18sandSS-19s - use liquid heads themselves are all fault-ri.dden.Since then, US missiles have been tested fuel, which is prone to corrosion and Warhead batches have to be tested regu­under carefully prepared "artificial" accidental explosion - as demonstrated larly to determine tritium losses andconditions. to the West by the 1980blast of an aging other radioactive decay variables - a The US Armys W-45 short-range US liquid-fuelled Titan nuclear missile freeze on nuclear warhead productiontactica I nuclear missile developed "seri­ in its Arkansas silo. would END any prospect of glObal US corrosion" and many were elimi­ Soviet SLBMs also use liquid fuel, nuclear war within a few years due tonated [r~m the US stockpile, according creating dangers for their submarine their short ·shelf-life.to a Ikpilrtment of Energy report. crews - perhaps one reason why less However, the Soviets now claim to "Al times in the past the warheads than 20% ofSoviet nuclear submarines be able to test their warheads withoutfor a lmge part of the US submarine are ~u.ally at sea. detonating random samples frommissile force have been found to be US experts on the Soviet Union batches (see NEXUS issue one) - butbadly deteriorated. At iU1terent times, a conservatively estimate that one third they want to end weapons testing de­large fraclion of the warheads were oftlJ«ir missilefaru is downfor repairs spite this fact, rcali~ing Illey can noobvious or potential duds; the report at any given time (is this based on longer afford to play the arms racesaid. conservative US figures?). game. Continued Next Page Nexus New Times Three 11
  • Buteven if the system could be made to work (and it would be impossible to list all the operational problems here). the fallout from disintegrating nuclear warheads dropping to Earth would carry a minimum of 200 tonnes ofPlutonium dust. enough to destroy mast life on the planet (one micron, or one millionth of one gram of Plutonium, is lethal if in­ haled or ingested). Now President Reagan is refusing to place SDI on the nuclear weapons re­ duction negotiating table. It doesnt matter economically if all the obsolete E.M.P. But EMP can short out modem short and intermediate nuclear missiles circuitry and scramble missile guid­ are scrapped - Star Wars will generate In November 1961 the United States ance systems. more money for the nuclear industry tested a one and a half megatonne nu­ All this means lhat a real nuclear war than any other project in human history. clear weapon called "Star/ish would be initialed by a few upper-at­ Prime", 400 kilometres above the mosphere nuclear blasts. These would atmosphere over Johnston Island in the destroy almost all electrical communi­ Modern planes, tanks, Pacific. One result was that all commu­ cation and weapons systems before a nications in Hawaii (and within a fif­ ships and shot could be fired. Modem planes, teen-hundred kilometre radius) were tanks, ships and goi&mce systems guidance systems would temporarily blacked out - three hundred would be Imnlobilised, continent· be immobilised, Hawaiian streetlights exploded, power wide, by asinglesmall nuclear weapon. continent-wide, by a lines fused and TV sets exploded. "To achieve surprise In a war," Another result was the signing in says a Soviet war manual, "high alti­ single small nuclear 1962. at the height of the Cold War ,of tude nuclear explosions can be car­ weapon. the space weapons testing ban. This was ried out to destroy systems or con­ because the Americans had discovered ­ trol and communication." How many or demonstrated - the effects of an satellites are in orbit today? How mamy Money Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) carry nuclear weapons? In 1984, the United States gained the which issues from a nuclear blast at an E.M.P. is one more reason why the dubious distinction of making more altitude of between 40 and 400 kilom­ superpowers have not been arming for money from the sale of weapons than etres. a real war for a generation (and why anything else; US$300 billion in that This was never mentioned at the the Swiss have all military computers year alone. time and the 1962 treaty was passed over buried at least 600 metres under­ One-third of the US Federal budget as a mutual back-slapping gesture. The ground). goes to the military and a quarter of the public only knows about EMP today due to 1976 revelations in the world press Lethal Umbrella US Gross Domestic Product is military­ oriented, so the US Congress has a about the Soviet MIG 25 Foxbat inter­ Most of the money in nuclear weap­ vested interest in the job-creation ceptor, which was flown to Japan by a onry comes from reprocessing war­ brought about by defence work con­ Soviet defector and dismantled. The heads which have exceeded their shelf· tracts granted in their constituencies. Foxbat used valves instead of more life. All fifty thousand are reprocessed In 1981, RockwellIntemationaltold advanced circuitry and had a second every few years. This big money is in Congress that the B-1B bomber would skin to stop electromagnetic radiation. the hands of the nuclear energy ag­ be built from parts manufactured in 50 EMP has a number of extraordinary glomerates. Even more trillions of dol­ states - Congress bought the B-1B electromagnetic and electrostatic ef­ lars are being committed to the Strate· bomber. fects: massive electromagnetic pulses gic Defence Initiative (SOl) - another 1984 estimates that up to 50% of the cause grid-connected power or tele­ system which is not being built to work US workforce is engaged in defence­ phone lines to carry 10 million volts at (at least in the way in which it is ex­ related work cannot be adequately up to 10,000 amperes. transistors in cir­ plained) for the following reason: tested, as military programs are deeply cuits will bum out, TVs and telephones SOl is designed to protect the integrated into civilian sectors -but the will explode like bombs and people will West by shooting down incoming mis­ 1988 US defence budget is $US304 be electrocuted in metal bathtubs con­ siles. It is promoted as an umbrella of billion. nected to pipes. protection . Continued Next Page12 Nexus New Times Three
  • The actual arms manufactuti~g in· Anothef e~ample e~plains mucb: Themoney used to pay for weaponsdustries alone directly account forbalf a GeneraIDyn<UtJics(whichadec~1lgo deals often does not exist France suar­million US jobs (7S0,OOO in Europe). was considered a laiIingcorponuion) anLeeS lPans of up to 85% of arms...c on·Caspar Weinberger said of one anns­ now has 94% of irs work oriented trams at less than 7%; in the US, thereduction proposal last year: around defence contracts. G~nDJn Foreign Military Sales program will "We must remember at least made nine Trident nuclear submarines give credits on 100% of arms contracts350.000 jobs are at stake and will be lost and sold them to the US. They also gave at 3% interest, reimbursable in thirtyif there are any drastic military cuts." around $65,000 in gifts to Admiral years. Most nations even offer such Most controversy surrounding arms Hyman RiCkO1Cf of the P¢nlagort. fi unheard-of terms to their actual andmannfacture has nothing to do with whiebG.D. was fined apiUance in 1985 potential enemies.wheLher the weapons are ethical or (and subsequently offered new eun­ Sword of Damocleswhtther they work or not, but relate to tracts). G.D. has made USS2 billionjobs and trade balances. Weaponry se­ profit since 1m and has paid NO A global nuclear war is simply impos­crets have become largely non-existent., TAX. sible. It is a mythical Sword of Da·as full s~cificalions of most weapons mocles protecting the balance ofpowerappearin lhe sales catalogues necessary We find ourselve-s in a - politics, economics and energy. The10the induslry. nuclear weapons manufacturers are the position where imple­ nuclear power producers. The amount Trapped in ments of mass death are of money involved is astronomical and the Arms Race protecting us from is literally bankrupting the world.This means that governments cannol Somehow we find ourselves in a world economic disaster. position where implements of massafford to end the arms race without The problem is hardly confined tobusting their economies - precisely what death are protecting us from world the United States; NATO estimates that economic disaster. Who are the nuclearPresident Eisenhower warned would 40% of Soviet industry is military, powers fooling? Certainly not eachhappen shortly after World War II. He tying up three-quarters of the Sovietssaid the military-industrial complex other. best scientists. One-third of French They are holding a rubber sword atwould end up running the US if it could exports are atmaments, but Britainnot be disarmed. Irangale is just one recently replaced France as the third­ our backs and muttering war cries.small (but visible) result largest international arms seller. - R.H. AYANA Nexus New Times Three 13
  • ~~.~i~ I, In an economic deal designed to save the Amazon, Bolivia has agreed to pro­ tect millions of hectares of its threatened tropical rainforests in return for a reduc­ tion in foreign debt. Bolivia has sold its outstanding debt to the bank Citicorp at a discount market price. Citicorp sold the debt to Conser­ vation International, an ecological organisation. Conservation turned the I $A918,060 note over to the Bolivian Government, which then agreed to set 11 aside and protect 1.5 million hectares in s the countrys north. Mass Extinction Wholistic Solution Many nations look for quick- fix so­ Mr Seligmann said there is a "global "Environmental degradation and weak lutions to the crippling debts that use debt and environmental crisis" in which economies, deforestation and poverty, up their resources and economic poten­ tropical forests are being destroyed at overpopulation and hunger are now tial. The affected Bolivian Beni Bio­ "an unprecedented rate, and we are in recognised as clearly inter-rela ted," said sphere &serve (established by decree the midst of an extinction unprece­ Mr Peter Seligmann, executive director in 1982 and including the Chimane dented even by the extinction of the of Conservation International. Forest Rese~ ) is the home of the no­ Pleistocene era". The agreement, signed in a US Boliv­ madic Chimane Indians, some 500 !ipe­ He hopes that "this new debt-for­ ian Embassy, deals with two critical in­ des of birds and 13 endangere<t species nature swap will encourage future ne­ ter-related global problems: the rapid of plants and animals. gotiations of this kind that confront the destruction of tropical rainforests (and Under threat by nearby logging and debt crisis worldwide with workable, their plant and animal species) and the cattle ranching operations, the Reserve long term alternatives - and that the huge foreign debts of developing and holds more tree species than all of current trends in global resource de­ Third World countries. North America. struction, which are exacerbated by the debt crisis, will soon be reversed. Waste Not, Want Not Drilling for Sewage A Canadian town has converted its Sydney has seen a drilling rig appear in sewage system to energy produc­ the sea off north Bondi and move south tion. down the suburban beachscape. Towed The heat recovery and cogenera­ thousands of miles from Singapore, this tion system in Orangeville, Ontario strange apparition is the Sydney Water is saving the town at least $C70,OOO Boards solution to Sydneys sewage in electricity and heating costs in its overload. first year and could earn the town an The rig is drilling 93 vertical diffuser additional $10,000 a year from the holes through the seabed 3 kilometres sale of heat. out from Bondi Beach in part of a new The system takes advantage of system of ocean outfall tunnels. the towns sewage treatment plant, This controversial system has been using methane to generate thermal decried as a cosmetic solution to the and electrical energy, to heat and beach pollution problem which fails to lightthe plant. Excess energy heats a address the real health and environ­ nearby school. The scheme cost mental issues involved; bacteriological $320,000, part of a $5 million expan­ contamination, industrial heavy metal sion of Orangevilles water pollu­ pollution and waste of a valuable re­ tion control plant. source.14 Nexus New Times Three
  • Mystery Dol hin. PlagueHundreds of dead or dying dolphins Th.isha~ never happenad before ­have been washed up along Americas its not in anyof the literatu~, its un­Atlantic coast suffering from an amaz­ precedented," s.aid Dr Joseph Geraci-aing viriety of diseases. marine pathologi-st who heads"2 Vir­ In July alone, 70 dOlphins were ginia team of scientists studying thefound from the North Carolinas to New deaths full-time.Jersey - the normal annual figure is four.American and Canadian scientists from Dolphin AIDS?the Smithsonian Institute and govern­ Suggested causes have ranged fromment departments, environmental biological toxins (pollutants) to a virusgroups and dolphinaria are studying or dolphin immunological disorder ­the deaths. the symptoms resemble those of AIDS This thing is dragging on lIke the to an uncanny degree. and tb.e o.ppor­plague," said the Smithsonians William tunistic infections swarming th.roughMcLellan. "Something. really nasty is the dolphins bodies definitely indicatehappening to those dolphins." an immune system breakdown. Autopsies show they are dying pain­ "Even if we found it was a diseaseful deaths from internal hCl!morrhaging, and came up with a vaccine, we dumped off New Jersey beaches arewith fluid in their lungs, stomach and couldnt go offshore and give each ani­ responsible.chest cavities; enlarged spleens and mal a shot," says McLellan. Dolphins The gay newspaper New York Na­other organ abnormalities; bronchial liveUt extended tribal groQPl>r~ndif a tive, has suggested the dolphins n1~pneumonia; ulcer-covered mouths and :diStlaSe is r:csponsible they may infect have human B-a-ll lym photropictJirusskin peeling off like plastic wrapping. cacl1 other or be infected indhtid ually. (HBLV) which attacks immune systern$; The deaths are caused by baeteda Its.also possible we are wih1~ssing "We suspect that HBLV is actually Afri­including streptococci and a largenum­ the-first effects of ultraviolet damage to can swine fever virus," they said, add­berofVibro bacteria. Theseare normally mammal lymphatic (immune) 5j-5tems ing that an armed forces scientist waspresent in the marine environment, but due to ozone depletion, .or that huge working with this virus and that it couldhave suddenly become lethal to dol­ amounts hospital waSt.e (inclUding destroy the immune systems of scvl.tt<11phins alone. used syringes) retently fpund illegally species.Sea Shepherds KOAL S DISAPPEARINGEnvironmentalists from the group Sea Koalas are being decimated through­ has been spreading in Australia, leaVingShepherds boarded two of Icelands fleet of out eastern Australia by a disease blindness, sterility and death in itsfour whaling ships, opened sea valves and whic:h has reduced their survival pros­ wake. Now colonies have disappearedsank them in protest against the continued pects ala,nningly. from the western ranges of NSW, and aIcelandic hunting of whales. For some years it has been known recent survey from Sydney to the Victo­ The unmanned ships were anchored in that a form of chlamydia lethal to koalas rian border counted only six sightings.mothballs while the remaining two were still In the Lismore region (which untilbeing used. A Greenpeace breakaway group. recently had the largest colonies in theThe Sea Shepherd Conservation Society state) numbers are down by 80%. Fur­saved about 200 whales and also demolished ther north in the Darling Downs, thea whale meat processing plant. according to koala population has been halved in thefounder Paul Watson. last decade. Half of those remaining are Our organization has the full right to infected whith chlamydia and suffering.sink the whalers because Iceland is violating Victorias Phillip Island reports thatthe (International Whaling Commission) 98% of their koalas are infected. Themoratorium," he said. ft~ fAll{" destruction of the koalas forest environ­ ~ Watson described the Sea Shepherds as X)"an unofficial policing body". Jailed in WtCanada for trying to stop the slaughter of ~ .. ment has been cited by researchers as a cause of their susceptibility to the killer disease.baby harp seals and in Kenya fora CJUJlpaignto save elephants, he said he would welcome .:.:r W. I r I I /, "If this evidence is confirmed in fu­ ture studies, there is indeed an urgencya chance to appear in coun to defend his :::lJ4 to understand chlamydial infections inactions - anywhere but Iceland. In 1980 the koalas ... for the sake of their own sur­Sea Shepherds sank two Spanish whaling vival!", according to an as-yet-unpub­vessels with magnetic mines. lished university report in NSW. Nexus New Times Three 15
  • The ThirdBaltistan On the Road to Pole To most people the Himalayas conjure up names like Skardu Tibet and Nepal: but the Himalayas span many nations ­ Seven and a half thousand feet some way off the beaten track until the new Silk Road above sea level, Skardu Is a dusty, reopened an overland route from Asia to Europe. Windy place overlooking a wide ­ Peter Krygsman, our Himalayan correspondent, sandy plain. It Is encircled by rug ged snowcapped mountains In continues his Hitchikers Guide with a tale from the which are hidden two emerald little Tibet - Baltistan green glacler-ed lakes known as Satpara and Kachura. For all the ­ loneliness of the remote land scape we could have been at one of the ends of the earth. But our real destination Is yet to come; Khapalu on the Shyok River at the very headwaters of the mighty Indus. ­ Our eepload of fifteen passen gers completes the seventy mile trip In about four and a half hours. passing through rocky gorges strewn with glaclc,] Ice and scree. Here we see a party of four men. all armed wUh PaklsJanl Kalt1$hrtlkov AK-47 assault rifles, made locally a Darra near Peshawar, close to the Afgan. border. ­ Quite suddenly the narrow val long the Chinese border I have evet seen. ley opens out onto a broad lake . A with Paklltan to the south- . east of the Hunza valley ­ (explored In Nexus New Times For much o Its length the road Is literally carved out of the moun taln$ld. and In places the roof of surrounded by a wall o ,a,g-ged snowpeaks. Five miles frOm Khapelu at the village of Kharlaq Two), the Tibetan plateau has our well-ventllated Pakistani bus we see our first yaks • or more been forced up from the ancient scrapes on overhanging rocks. probably hybrid dzos. better Tethys seabed which once sepa while hundreds of feet below us smt.d to this altitUde, turning a rated Gondwanaland from the the mighty Indus River, swollen by grindstone to crush barley. rest of Asia. The Inexorable drift o. th. summer glacial melt, c,tQsI1e. Village Life the Indian tectonic plate Into Asia and surges Its way through huge has formed the Karakorum moun boulders, sending showers 01 Walking up through Khapalu we tains, the cutting edge of the spray high Into the I::Ilr. ­ notice small Irrigation canals eve Himalayas. The mountains are so high the ryWhere across the steep track Here, Immense glaciers provide sky Is barely visible above me. between the terraced fields of enough meltwater to form huge Through these ImmEtrlse stony barley and potatoes, orchards of lakes nestled among the highest ­ cOrridors the narrow horizon re apricot and mulberry trees - even mountains In the world. veals bare sawtoolh rldgeA, ­ under the Village dwellings them These glaciers create the upper girdled With Ice and Interspened ­ selves - all Ingeniously dug to chan Indus River, which lies In the Hima with sheer penCII-lIke peaks. I eel nel the glacial meltwater through layan ralnshadow; much of Baltls like a L1l11putlO" Intruder lost the Village on Its long way down to tan is dry, barren, steep moraines among ctllmneys and spires of the Indus. of loose stone, sheer mountain some Brobdingnagian domain. Women working In the fields peaks - and enough Ice to be Notwlth,tanolng stops for ­ greet us warmly, offering us apri named the third pole. lunch, chal <;Ind the odd lCJ1dslide. cots and directions to the old Our bus rom Gllglt In Pakistan to we complet. the 150 mit. trip In Rajas house. A pleasant change Baltlstans remote capital, Skardu, eight hoUJ$. rom the strict orthodoxy of motif of takes us through some of the most the Islamic Republic o Pakistan, desolate, yet spectacular country where an attempt at conversation16 Nexus New Times Three
  • through a womans veiled chaderlcan provoke angry reactions frombystanders. The houses and people hereare very Tibetan In appearanceand their Balfl language Is a TI­betan dialect - legacy of the timea thousand years ago, when aTibetan nomad empire stretchedwestward almost as far as the pres­ent-day Afghani border. A mornings walk upriver to­ward the small Village of Surrmo Isrewarded by a magnificent viewof 25,650 ft Mount Masherbrum,rising up from the Shyok Rlverwhlchlays cradled between Jaggedsnowcapped ranges, etching astark horizon against the clear blueof the Himalayan sky. Mlchulo. En route, at a conver­ down the road - headed for the gance of valleys, we have a clear murderers place of confinement. The roof of our well­ view up the Shyok River as far as Our driver takes back streets ventilated Pakistani the mist-shrouded mountains of Into Skardu, refusing to drive us all the Ladakhl border. the way to the main square where bus scrapes on over­ Paradise Lost? our modest hotel Is situated. When hanging rocks, while A few days later a Jeep from we try to walk there we are dis­ suaded by the sounds of shots and hundreds of feet be­ Hushe, higher up In the mountains, the sight of a row of smOUldering arrives on Us way to Skardu. Again low us crashes the we travel along steep rocky shops. mighty Indus River Heeding the warnings of wor­ gorges skirting wild plunging rivers; ried townsfolk, we take the back but also through a wide alpine alleys to a hotel somewhat more On the way back we encounter valley of green pastures dotted opUlent than our own, close to asome men carrying a framework of with livestock surrounded by an mosque. We take refuge andpoplar wood onto which has been Impregnable wall 01 $howcapped quench our thirst after eight long,tied Inflated goatskins and some mountains. The very Incongruity of hot, dusty hours In the back of atractor tubes. Accepting their orrer this paradise lost In the wilderness Jeep. As dusk approaches theof a more leisurely trip back to reminds us of local legends which scattered shooting ceases and, toKhapalu, we accompany them • locate the origlnol Garden of the eerie wall of the muezzin call­back up the track until a suitable Eden on the banks of the Shyok Ing the faithfUl to prayer we slipspot Is found. There, arter giving River. back to our own hotel - the build­the goatskins a few extra purrs of As we approach Skardu we see Ings around It all burned to theair, we manhandle the craft down smoke rising In the distance and ground.a steep embankment of boulders passing truckdrlvers warn us of Although no-one Is seriously In­to the waters edge. The raft, or trouble ahead In the frontier town. Jured as yet, the manager departs,ziak, Is not made to be steered so Soon arter, security forces stop our fearing for his own safety andthe ziakban use long poles to vehicle, and as we walt to pro­ promising to arrange for our returnpush us out Into the current, ward­ ceed we hear alarming news of to Gilglt on the first available bus Ining the heavily laden, half sub­ Skardus first murder in forty years. the morning.merged crart away from any sand­ Although the culprit is arrested At dawn we walt by the charredbanks. Their local knowledge of and removed from the Vicinity, an shell of a jeep outside the burned­the wide river takes us to a small angry mob loot and burn his prop­ out remains of the bus station. Wenursery on the far bank. Arter some erty, setting fire to much of the hastily board the first bus to arrive.passengers alight, we recross the towns centre at well. It takes us out of Skardu until weswirling grey waters back to Upon reaching the outskirts of meet the right bus, complete withKhapalu. town we are confronted by a our smiling hotel manager assuring The follOWing day a govern­ crowd of a hundred people us that the situation Is now calmment ortlcer offers to send us back marching towards us. Our driver and that he Is returning to Skardu.to Skardu by way of his home vil­ pulls orr the road and we move to He bids us a sincere farewelllage of Michulo. Arter another river a safe distance from the jeep In from his land of craggy peaks andcrossing by zlak, the non-arrival of ease it becomes the object of ley glaciers, emerald lakes andour jeep requires that we walk to their fury, but they continue on hidden valleys - Baltistan II Nexus New Times Three 17
  • • People In Glass Houses ... The greenhouse effect is real and will have major geophysical, economic and social effects, according to CSIRO scientists Within far less than a lifetime . Australias beaches wllJdl$llp­ pear and toasttfnes wUI be hUln­ dated, constantly battered by storms and rISlng.tldes. Th~e pr~db;tlon.s ",ere made by scleoHstti al thf: latlncbing of tbe Grecenlutuse Proj~£t Pltlllning for Climt1e Ch4ftg~, Il national campaign organised boY the Cunlmlsalon for the Future and the CSIRO to alert Aus­ tralians to the dangers ahead. Dr Graeme Pearman (a climatolo­ .. ,, gist specia Iising in the study of gases , in the atmosphere) said a rapid buildup of "greenhouse gases" will " , ~;:> ~"", cause sea levels and global tempera­ .. tures to rise by up to four degrees Early 1980s rates of atmospbero.e All this began occllrrlng after the Celsius by the year 2030. This Is and temperature changes predltted start of the IndustrIal Revolution, backed up by US and European stud­ for the next sixty years are now when greenhouse gases began multi­ ies. being projected over a time scale of plying at an exponential ratf . as Half a Metre Already only 30 years, Dr Pearman said. shown by analysis of Antarcllc lee "The Impact of these cbanges core samples. In 1850 the CO 2 level Professor Alistair Gilmour, Director wlJl be so wide reaching they wlJl In the atmosphere amounted to 265 of the Environmental and Urban cover all areas of daily activity In­ parts per million (ppm). Studies Centre at Macquarle Univer­ cluding water supplies, drainage, The atmospheric CO 2 level has sity, says the sea level has already manufacturing and agriculture," he already reached over 340 ppm today, risen by abQut one mmlmetre a year said. the highest it has been for hundr..d$ over the past fifty years. A year ago Dr Pearman and other of th"unUlds of years. And it is e,,­ The greenhouse effect Is causl!d CSIRO climatologists urged "edenl peettd to Increase to 600ppm by Ute by huge amounts of carbon dioxide and State governments to begm year 2()SO -the highest level for mil· (CO:) being Injected Into the atmos­ planning urgently for a rapid W,orm­ lions of ye ars. phere, half of which Is due to coal and Ing of Australias climate. oil·flred power statiolUl and cars (at­ mospheric CO 2 has risen at an average of 2 % ·e",uy five years since "Put quite bluntly, people are going to have to the Industrial RfQ[lItlon). decide if they are going to continue to burn fos­ The other "air is caused by chlo· rofluorocarbons (CFCs, rlsinllilt S% sil fuels and drown Melbourne and London, or if per year) from Spray caM, pBl)r<ty­ they are going to change their energy use" rene and refrigerators; and large amounts of methane from millions of - Science Minister Barry O. Jones cattle, mass rice cultivation, defores­ tation and slash and burn agriculture. Theory is Fact Greenhouse These gases absorb radiation Over the last five ~ears a huge Aus­ from sunlight reflected off the tralian research effort has confIrmed Delays Ice Age? Earths surface and act as a blanket or that levels of C02, methane and Weare now at the end of a 10,000 greenhouse around the Earth to trap CFCs are rising, lifting average year interglacial period bet.een heat. The greenhouse effect was re­ world temperatures by 3 degrees ice ages. Its interesting to note that garded with skepticism by much of Celsius In the next two decades and this is the longest interglacial for the scientific community, but Dr S degl>ellS within nrtyyears. Dr hlJl1dreds of thousands of }eurs. Pearmsrt5.lI.)s new-data has convinced Pe8lman sa.id II was no .longer a "hith means we are now well flyer· m)~:t sclentlsts that climatic change question M whether the greenhouse due for another ice age. is inevitable. effect would occur, but when.18 Nexus New Times Three
  • Its quite possible t~e greenhouse northern AustraUlI and In some agri­effect has hf"ld off the next glacial cultural areas (rainfall in Allstraliaphase - but Increas... ln ovtralJ t10ud has increased by 25% in the last 25cover cluLled by more ellporatltm years).may eveptuQlly (GUSt the nut Ice But Mr Brian Tucker, chlefofthe-age; worl.d etoudCQ"er currently CSIROs Division of Atmosphericaverage~ around 56%, but a green­ Research, warned that south-west­house-caused Increase to 75 % would ern Australia (one of our majorreflect more Infra-red radiation wheat-producing areas and already(heat) Into space, precipitating rapid at marginal rainfall levels) willcooling. probably receive even less rain and Early rIses In sea level will be pri­ the wbeat belt could be pushed backmarily due to the fact that water towards the shrinking coast.expands when heated - world sea "Unfortunately, but quite under­levels will rise by at least 0.8 metres standable In view of Australiasby the year 2015 as a result of this chronic trade balance problems, thethermal expansion alone. As the CSIRO has responded to govern­upper layers of the oceans warm, ment eXhortations and has trans­their surface teQilperatures are lIkely ferred more and more resourcesluto that extra metre of water Is goIng toto have even more proff,lund effects applied science with the prospec:tol mean a hell of a difference."on our cllm~te. short-term commercial payorr," Dr Indonesia Is expected to dry out Tucker said. along with West Irian and Papua New Australian Atlantis? "It Is being Increasingly recogni­ Guinea; much of the present African,The greenhQuse err.td CDuid be very sed that there really are b1J1Jor cli­ Soviet and North American grainserious for AU5traIJa. A mere On~· matic problems requiring solutions belts may become desert, as frozenmetre rise 111 sea lele.1 WOUld. SUb­ that ar~ of.ereat Importance to every Siberia thaws. Cyclones will prog­m!rge the main strtltll of Calrn. and singlJ! AU$tlallan." ress further from the equator, addingresult In the dlsappearRUCce or la-rge He reported that to save about to the erosion of coastlines. one million doll.l:-s, his divisionsa:-eas of AustrllUill1 beaches, Dr Pear­ budget had been cut hy 20% In real Plant Growthman warned. In lOW-lying areas (such as Ade­ terms In the past two years. Some good news - crops will growlaide, the Gold CQIISf or Pur-ra.maUa), Changes faster In warmer, wetter conditionsany sea level IItcreuse would June a and plants will receive a furtherserious Impac:t on b.eacbes, marInas, Tbe CSIRO stUdy says summn boost from Increased carbon dioxidecoastlines and htlu.s.s based flround rainfall win lncrease as winters levels. Not only crops will benefit,rivers, siorm water draloll aDd net­ be~ome shorter and temperate reo however. Weeds are expected toworks of canlll$ llnk!d to Ule QClt!JUI. glons take on a more tropIcal appear­ grow beyond control and compete Tides mayalsQ tlse marliedl". am;e. Australia will be hit by the with agricultural land. Increased CO,eroding more fJf the fertile rUII,es afmor-e and longer floods promotes more photosynthesis; thiscoastlands. The Vue bulk of and drouRMs. The bushflre danger has long been known to botanists andAustralias populaUon (and lStWlll~ wlU Increase as w~ds be.l:ome un­ greenhouse farmers.system) Is dustered arnllnd tllec:oast. controllable. AWOlrallan snowfalls Researchers from the University Many popular beGllhils, IncludJ:ng (and the ski Industry) may disappear of Arizona, measuring cross-sectionsBondi and Manly. wlil be sUbmrnre:d lI11oc ether. from aged bristlecone pines In thel1f1d washed aW8), fn:4.:0rd.ng to Pro­ "Were going to hay!!. troUbles western US, have found that the essor Eric B:lTd, senlnr Illtruter In with 10w-ly1111f arelL! 011 tble coast In trees growth rates have roughlygeography at Melbourne University. years to come as It Is, but we doubled since 1850. "There W/lull! be v~r) Httle In the shollldnt be deltloplng lAnd near Since growing plants Incorporateway ofblit·.-dt Jer" b~ClIU!je amelregu tftei:IlQstln NSW or anyWhere else atmospheric carbon into their tis­lelel rise WQuid slmpJ:y node tbem ben we know theres sea level rises sues, stepped-up growth would slowaway", he said ",rter the Green/lollse on the cards". sliid PrOCessor bird. the Increase of atmospheric CO" InProject launch week, Which attracted "People In NSW oouJd be con­ turn delaying climatic changes frommore than sevllntY5c1enth;ls~ndaca­ cerned at the potential loss of sandy the green house effect.demics. :surf beaches and tbe potential fIoodline In lOW-lying areas around After the Flood, Rainfall Redistributed Sydney," said senior CSIRO re­ Its now known that 10,000 yearsRainfall plJUerns, water cat~hroents search scientist, Professor Barry ago, at the end of the last Ice ageand agricultural systems ar/: Ill<J1l1 to PiUock. (when substantially larger amountsu~::ergo marked changes In many uTbe crliltal tbing with a one­ of glacial and polar ice than existpll;"ts of tbe worJd. The C5IIlOs mdresu rise lswhen au have a big today me-lted very quickly), sea lev­cal·.ullAUons (lld,Iti11e Ul1l1 r~inralt tOrln wlthonsb:flre winds duriDuthe els rose b) up to one hundred metreswl:1 lucrea!>!!. III must or ea~1!rp and hlftb tide. Its:. combination which in a few generations. It becc:nes usually causes local flooding and Nexus New Times Three 19
  • CONTINUED FROM PREVIOUS PAGE apparent that the InundatIon of global water redistribution may Yror~dor Pearman believes that mythic AtlantIs - dated by Plato at have on stresses In the Earths crust governments must make economic, wha t we now know was th e end of the bas remained largely unexplored, as social and environmental planning last Ice age - might be as real as has the effect of sallnatIon on water changes now to circumvent potential Noahs Flood and Gllgameshs Del­ tables. disaster. uge. With two colleagues, Macquarle From Sri Lanka to Micronesia to What to Do? University professor Gilmour Is pre­ the Caribbean, submerged stone Each of us can use less polystyrene parIng maps showing effects on the ruins strewn across the planets COn­ and plastic wrapping, CFC·propel­ Australian coastline. They are also tinental shelves are Invariably sited lant spraycans, grid-fed electricity, analysIng the need for sea walls to above a depth of 300 feet - .nlute petrol and bulk freezers; industry protect roads, housing and farmlands testaments to a forgotten prehis­ liberates more greenhouse gases near coastal wetlands which wlIi toric trading civilization based Into the atmosphere than individuals extend inland as sea levels rise. around the planets coasts. and must be discouraged in any way Professor Plttock said the only We have far less Ice on the planet possible. way to save the coastline would be to today, butsomeestlmatesofsea level Dr Irving Mintzer. autbor ofa US build massive sea walls or continu­ rises over the next two generations World Resources Institute computer ally pump sand onto the beaches - an outstrip those of the CSIRO. study of ~I()bal warming, says the Impressive Job-creation project! International glaciologists warn gruJJhouse Iffect can be considera­ The findings of the Greenhouse that the greenhouse effect may cause bly reduced If governments take Project wlIl be presented at a five day a rise of up to nine metres if in concerted action. He recommends a conference from November 30th, Antarctic meltdown begins, accord­ tax on fossU fuels to fund solar en­ organised by the Federal Science Ing to Science Minister Barry Jones. ergy development and that we limit Departments Commission for the "Put quite bluntly. people are CFC production. Future. going to have to decide if they are "We have to start thinking how People should feel free to write a going to continue to burn fossil fuels we can organise our economy and letter to Barry Jones, Minister for and drown Melbourne and London, or our civilizatIon so that were not Science, House of Representatives, if they are going to change their producing th~se burnt fuels In the at­ Canberra, ACT, 2600. energy use," he said earlier this year. mosphere and thats going to be a - Learn to swim. • R.A. The effects that massive shifts In hard one", said Dr Bird. down. and the chlorine they release The UN has arranged an his­ breaks down ozone, a naturally occur­ toric pact In Montreal, ratified by twenty-four countries, to cut ring unstable arm 0 oxygen. OZOlle Itops 90% of ultraviolet ra­ the use of chemicals which are diation ffom the Sun, dangerous to destroying the Earths ozone land and marine plants and animals, from reachlnll the Earths surface. layer. The chemicals - chlo­ Holel have been opening In the rofluorocarbons (CFCs) - must ozone layer since 1979 over Antarc­ be virtually eliminated from the tica and since at least 1986 over Nor­ biosphere to prevent cata­ way, expqndlng .04:11 spring and sum­ mer and dltnlnl.hing with autumn. strophic changes in climate, CFCs are man-made, Inert, mass blindness, crop damage, odourleu. non-tClxll,:, non-flammable human immune system break­ chemIcals which dont breok down In down and dramatic increases the lower atmosphere • but 0 hundreds qt CFCs, three are partlcu­ the half the global greenhouse errect. Dr PaUl Newman, a visiting US ozone in skin cancer. larlV dong.roUl, Most widely used are layer expert from Applied Research The first such agreement In history CFC 11 and CFC 12: as coolants In Corporation, presented evidence to calls for countries to frecrztl and th.n refrlgeratot.and air conditioners, plas­ the CSIROs Division of Atmospheric halve CFC consumption by the late tic packaging foams and propellants Research In Aspendale, Victoria, that 199Os. The agreement, ov-.r 13 year In In aerosol cans. ThIrdly, CFC 1131s used the hole Is linked to a pronounced the making, has been hampeled by as a solvent In the electronics industry, cooling In the stratosphere about 20 chemical corporations (CFC produc­ kilometres above Antarctica. Dr New­ tion Is a $A2.75 billion-a-year Industry) More to Come man believes that this spring the hole in and bickering governments. The ozone layer Is depleted and thin­ the ozone layer will be smaller than last ning already, but Ihe CFCs produced year, and that there may be some link Whats the Problem? In the last decade have still not with the El Nino-Southern Oscillation C FCs are Increasing In the atmosphere phenomenon (which caused the se­ by 5% per year. Upon reachIng the upper atmosphere lhey slOWly break reached the upper atmo$phoe CFCs persist In the atmc:;,.here or at least a vere drought 0 1982-83). century. They are also responsible for Continued Next Page20 Nexus New Times Three
  • Chemical Genocide fl."··, · IWhile all such first steps are laudable,the ozone pact simply requires na , "tions to reeze production 0 CFCs attheir currenl ma$$/ve levels or years; i ,these levels will then be halved by thelate 1990s. Now that the consequences ~!.Xlllw..!~::bU..!UIl~~~A:lk-~UUi:.x.t:~ with Victor Voetsare known, continuing to ,ettlson thesetrace gases Into the atmosphere Is acriminal act equivalent to genocide. Hello Fellow Humans! The chlorine In CFCs Is destroying I hope all is well as the imbalances retrograding since August 18th. A seekingthe ozone layer - one kilo of chlorine In correct themselves. Relationships, business, for freedom, movement, a wish and need 10the ,tratophere will de,roy 10 lonnes fmances, healt - its a fme time 10 clear out put personal affairs aside so that we canof ozone. Australia produces around 0 13,000 tonnes CFC 11 and CFC 12 ayear, but our Industries are voluntarily the excesses ahd rely upon the permanent and essential. enjoy releasing our emotions in groups (without being oversensitive) will guide usreducing usethirds. 0 CFCs by almost two November begins with an intensity of purging and isolation, an important time 10 after the strains ofconservative freedom and independence of December 16th-19th. Cancer Cause clean out the cobwebs. Energies concentrate Relationships become more detached asMaverick British scientist Fred Hoyle upon friendly communications despite the a frustrating inner tension sees partnerships fact that confusion seems 10 reign over broken or transformed around Decemberhas observed that the human genes responsible or making melanin - the skin mental clarity. Health and accounting areas 31st-January 1st. A striving for chal­pigment which protects our lymphatic, of life remain in confusion until Novem ber lenges, independence and initiative beginsor immune system, rom UV - can make 23rd, though there will be a surge of deter­ sunset January 17th as we seek 10 bringpeople far darker than they need to beor todays levels 0 solar radiation. Pointing out that genes do not mination 10 get bookwork done and pay the bills. Become more decisive from Novem­ about decisive changes in our lives. This run will continue until sunset February 17th ber 18th. when we begin the Chinese Year of the Earthevolve unless theyre needed, he theorises that in the past, natural phenom November 25th sees the fiery red Dragon. More on that in the next NEXUS.ena (like comets) have depleted the planet Mars move into the incisive sign of Until November 23rd, illnesses areozone layer and Homo Sapiens has had Scorpio so there will be a lot more aggres­ likely relate 10 a stifling of feelings, or sup­to adapt to greater levels of UV than sion and assertiveness from then until Janu­ pression. These could manifest as soresreach us at present. ary 9th, probably even more sexual of­ around the genital region. Problems in But or every 1% reduction In ozone fences. On a global level November is quite communications until late December 15thover temperate Australia, UV radiationreaching the ground will Increase by a destructive month, especially when Mars could make themselves evident through2%, resulting In a twelve -fold Increase In moves into Scorpio. We havent had much faulty diet and an attraction 10 sweet things.melanoma and skin cancers. peace and will have less of it then. causing liver problems. Breathing problems Malignant melanoma has In The desire for freedom ~d responsibil­ - shortness of breath - is likely until N ovem­creased In the US by 83% In the last ­seven years and Dr Darrel RigelNew York University Medical Centre, 0 the ity becomes more restrictive from early af ternoon November 28th as Venus moves her 6th or between February 2nd-23rd 1988. Make yourself understood. be suc­ • into Capricorn. A fondness for old films, cinct and not long-winded in communica­who released these figures, warnedthat sharp Increases In UV mean that alcohol, drugs and beautiful old furniture tion.wearing sunscreens and staying In the and clothes then comes into evi4ence for a Love and Peace - Vit:tor Voetsshade will eventually become useless few weeks. Astro!oger-Nllmero!ogeror avoiding skin cancer. November and early December Alternatives become the months when a IOtal change in attitude develops in the psyche of the planet.There are alternatives to many of the A tendency towards a headstrong belliger­dangerous CFCs In production. CFC22,or instance, does not damage the ence and cantankerousness which has domi­ozone layer. Recent advances In com nated the scene (though it has been counter­mercial and domestic refrigeration, balanced by an indecisive seeking for diplo­inclUding new helium-based coolants, macy) will move over as the tug-of-warcan replace dangerous CFCs. Only begins between selfless humanitarian serv­those which are used on human skin ice and the rational intellectual defences.(insect repellant and halrsprays) cannot be easily replaced. Underlying everything which takes Governments must outlaw danger place throughout the next year and a half, theous CFCs compl.tely~ you and I must best developments take place when weuse no IT}QfeCFCQero~olcans, polysty begin to allow ourselves 10 attune to therene wrapping or unnecessary rerlg universal mind so that spiritual hierarchieseratlon. can help and lead us out of a cesspit of Unortunately, only mad dogs and intellectual egocentricity.Englishmen go out In the summer sun. Confusions in business, travel, fmances, legalities and independences dissolve from - R.A. late December 15th as Jupiter, the planet of luck and benevolence, turns direct after Nexus New Times Three 21
  • HypnosIs n the Mind Facls Fallacies by Dean Winter ~.. tion out. Consciousness would appear to be a very selective filter - somewhat like an iris - thatjust opens a bit every now and then and if you are around at the right time and have information with the right key you canget in. Although 1 use the words conscious, subconscious and unconscious, 1 feel thes terms are misleading. They seem to iniply that there are two (or even three) separate minds with the other-than-conscious ones being full of nasties, remote, unknown and maybe better left alone. And it almost leads to thoughts like; "I wonder if 1 can have it surgically removed, Im doing fine without it anyway." 1 prefer to consider the mind, wonderful organ that it is, as being one single thing. After all, if we have more than one mind, 1wonder where we left the others! Consciousness 1 imagine as a sort of Many people have tried to define just Hallucination internal torch in the warehouse of our emo­ v.tlll1 hypnosis is, most with only a lim­ An1l1>ilmpleflf the incongruitie~ ;md diffi­ tions and memory banks. Whatever the torch ilCl1 degree of success. For something cultie.~ in ddlrUJl8 hypMs.!& is the pbenome­ is shining upon is what we are thinking of at thr:u is so obviously able to tap qul1e nonknoWr.as f1Cgcllllie hIll/JIdnbJ;lJrt~ or not the time. If you want to think of something profound areas of our minds it is both seeing /.iome.l.hing UlAt is lbalf;} (AS CoOlnpared else, move the torch. 1"Wlarkably simple and remarkably elu­ to pOSitive hallucination - secing something Now in this cavern of mazes, there are, sive. that is nQt there). Now negali}e hIlUucina­ as youd expect, areas we dont go to and TIle definitions 1 have heard range from tion is suppo~ to be one of the test criteria areas we only visit occasionally. It doesnt till: sumdard "its a state of deep relaxation" for assessing Ihe. depth of a l1Wlce, and is in mean we cant, only that we dont. Maybe "an inward focus of attention" through fact $:l indication of a quite dem state of weve lost the map or forgotten how to get "l1.:punlng aside of the critical faculty" and hypno/iil>. there, or maybe we are afraid of something "misdirected attention plus belief plus ex­ Have you Il-Vcf tr,lcd to go 01.U 5E>me­ there and so avoid it - a bit like Redfern p«:Ul.ticm" to "there is no such thing os where, llnd no trllUler how Itlany tinlM you station at night. tt)prlOSiS1 and "all communication ill search LI1e how~ tOp to bvtlam. looking in Memory hypnosis." p18ces n l) hmnan tYl$1:Yenryelmlled before, you still cant find the carxey!l, only lO haye Nevertheless, we can (with proper glid­ MUt.on Erickson, a modem day master ofllypnpsis, dclined it as: "The induction of tlie.ln turn up fln hour later in the mit:ldle of ance, encouragement or desire) recover any speci~l stsl%l; of t1;warene,:;s, circumscribed the table you lire ahsoluwly CCltain you and every experience or memory weve ever I) chltmc;ter, not easily inJIudcll upon. Ill1d searched thoroughly 1Il1castsU. times? This had. But you wont find them by wandering around on the tracks youve worn in the gcpendent upon lb.e subjects own tOw is anexmrrpJeotnegl.1/lile haUucination and if it l.u1snt ha:ppcned tu you, its pretty carpet in the foyer of your mind. Those c~rientia1 life, as selected by the subject and t011.l:Olled and directed by the hypno­ Cl1mllHm. 1IJu rnL!.aJJ3,by alI,e!uwle criteria, cupboards only contain the programmes, tiSI.•" And this man was a master Clfwomo;l thilt you were In atleep S1IJle fll hypno$is at lollies and the fife extinguisher, as you al­ the time. It didnt feci likcit. did it! ready know. Np wonder they§iiY "its a bit like ~k~p", It) So. whl11 i~ bypnosill! Bli.sically, we Another problem with Wlderstanding no! nmlly, excePL to !.he outside observer. Sojusl wltatlSil? EallY to do; difIicult to t:!Qnl!muw, Wf; Im(1¥ hnw to do it, but not hypnosis is the modern urban myth that rellll) lIhatii lJi. it c;lll!lS lWeDllllllt one of the hypnosis is like that practised by Mandrake tJ:l1kllr.oul. One ofth~ rllCtsllbcut llrr:. mind is h.tt IQ re14x it, it i~ not ru;lCeSsary to mink at mrrin 1lCli vilic.<: .,( onr consciou!l mind is !.he the Magician or whatObi·wan Kenobidid to nasl1ing. which isa;1lIilly "«I ~ffitult ~ritlc81 f 1I~llI..Y ·lb!ltir,.:U~:lIhmlY tJ,1 evaluate the trainee Darth VadeTS in Star Wars. infCmt,ntiOII, weigl. it up. (lheckit for flaws While 1 dont rule out the possibility of do (ju~t tlSk any madiiufor). ImleJ1d, the and cumpll1e it to our PlIlit l:XflUriem;cs. And this level of magi~al influence existing, 1 mind will relax when ~q iliink of just om; itis this qu.tlily of bUT ruintl Iliat we put aside dont think it could be considered hypnosis tiling. when we go ;l1tQ hypnof:i~. as practised today except in the loosest of So concentralillli (not the forceful ~n",­ definitions. cUc type) Or foellsing (lfthe mind upOn OOIt o.nsciousness Actually Ill parti~ly retract these last thin&, Pi! h QnjiI:ClOT id~, plus tel ax a.u on uf AnC/tht:J af J11~ rUJlcdow or roles of the two paragraphs and say that good and pro­ [11e,pbYSlGllI body gives hypnosis. IllmliciPU9 mild it ;<!eltl~,j~ to ~ii Jtmrill­ found hypnos.is relies at least in part on the22
  • ability 01 me rtypllObSllO WC1tUl.speD that going 11) do when you gellhere - and w.hat It soften helpM to una,ginC being some­ the hYPMtee belieyes and can enler~ the time iI. wh.e:re very ~fuI IIJl£l calm, such as lying Another myth, or maybe fear, is that on the sand at • bii.utiful deserted beach, when you are "under" hypnosis you are Affirmations enjoying the feeling of the sun gently warm­ . somewhat absent, that your mind has gone One "great use for hypnosis is ajfvmations. ing your skin with the slow and rhythmic away. This is just not true. That is known as so lets look at them. First they need to be sound of the waves washing up the beach, being dead. If anything, you are more aware clearly and simply worded, as we under- hissing as it disappears into the sand and ­ of whatis going on around you than normal, stand better at a deeper level if information hey, come back herel only you just dont care. is presented sirqply. Next, they need to be U sd the beach if you like - or anywhere Also if the hypnotist should up and die, positive in nature because our brains cant else. When you are fully relaxed, recite your as if to spite you just after guiding you into a actually cope with ~atives. afftrmation with as much conviction as you tranlX, you wouldnt be locked up there To think of 1101 x we fust immediately can put into it without strain; e.g., "/ am an forever. Youd either bring yourself out think ob and1lll we end up doing is afftrm­ intelligent and valuable human being" and when you realised hed been pretty quiet for ing what we don I wllnt. Hence an .affinna­ really believe it, mean it, go "yeah" to your- a while, or youd go to sleep and awake when tion of "/ am gliing to stop smofcitrgfO is self. Keep relaxing and affirming and do this you werent tired any more, just as you probably more damaging dun helpful. "/ for as long as you like. Twenty minutes is always do in the moming. am going te b,etllh4 freely and eosil}" or excellent. This is due to tbe fact that all a hypnotist even "/am going lo,be $15 a weekrither" is When youve had enough and feel that I actually does is taUtyou into doing things to yourself. In a very ~al sense the:reis no sudJ much morc likely tore$ult in quitting. Once y:oure olear about what you want your afftrmation really is true, prepare to come out of the Inmce. This is quite easy. I thing as hetero-hypnosis (or hypnosis), only self-hypnosis. The bestway to learn self and em express U, ~t somewhere cornfO(l·­ able and quieJ "",herd you WOll~t be dis­ JuStstart thinking,thatyou are going to get up soon. Anticipate feeling awake and re­ I hypnosis is to be hypnotised a number of times; not only because the hypnotist knows how to do it and you dont, but also because it frees you to focus all your attentiOQ ()n the turbed. maybe unplu8 Ib& phone; Pur your attention insideYo~lC. e.g., pay attention to your bteatl:ting, 01 feellhc Illuscle tone in yoUt ~y. Take a few deep bJ:eaths and freshed. It maY be helpful to decide to count to five and when you get to five youll feel fully awake. Count to five, awake and stretch. Although this is something you can I object at hand and the hypnotist remembers exhalesluwly, wbikrelaring yourl:lo4y as do on your own, you can achieve much where you are, what to do next, what you are much as po$s.ihle. greater depths with the aid of someone expe­ rienced.:(, - 23
  • AROMATHERAPYAROMAT Re-emergence of an ancient healing art I Aromatherapy is a term which defines the medical and ing ...will produce certain substances of cosmetic uses of essential oils, gums and resins of resistance in its struggle to survive ...mlm­ duced irIto a deficient organism, these sub­ plants. These may be used externally as massage oils, stances will re-activate the failing vitalproc.. creams, lotions, baths, poultices, inhalants, perfumes esses, and, strengthening the cellulnr me­ tabolism, improve the various pbysig~gical ~ functions, at the same time fightmg infec­ tions and stimulating the regeneration of tuwet. (A Mullilwde of Uses - Valnel1. Dr Valnets own opinion is ~t its the pH and electrical resistance of plllnt essences which explairl why 3tld l¥)w th~y WOlk. AccordIDg to V alnet.esse~ gatcrally bave an ac:id pH lind a hi&b resistance. This rneansllCidity does ootlavcut1apid JrtultipJi· oation ofmicrobes, and the high resistance of e~sen~ discourages the spread Dr Infee­ tiorUl lind toxins. The highel the resistance, the-less conductive to electrical transmission • solution is - and the purer the solution, the leu eo:nduetiv~ it is to electricity. Remedies The most outstanding property of essences is theirantiseptic/antigenic property. This is Essential oils may be found in all parts of herbs in all aspects oftheir daily lives; much well dOcumented in Dr Vainets book T~ a plant, depending on the type of plant and of their knowledge caJ1l~ trom me Egyp­ Practice 01Aro~y. He discusses $ the time of day or year, e.g., irI the roots of tians who were, without doubt, the masters lmgth lheantiseptic properti.es of essential calamus, irI the flowers of wvender, in the in the Art of Aromatherapy. oils inallllkm LO mDiin,()CfJCCll,f, staph110­ leaves of thyme, in the bark of sandalwood, Even as recently $lbe Mi&& ~ in coct:~ and 1jp1w.r bacillus. Ff¢. spt:eIfu:e11y irI the resin of myrrh, in the rinds of fruit, as EUfQpe. fragrant herbs were knoWn lQ POS;­ hJlI,Dcs the essencesor dows as toxic to in lemon and lime, and iJu.he l:lerJie$. as in sa.s. special healing propertills byvirtue of tJtbercuiosis bacillus and notes that even at ajuniper. their fragrances ·amt were bumed in the illreJtgth of I % dilution it is three to four Essential oils tend to have,an effCl:t both streets tncoJ,ll11~Ube;edourandill ctIilClS times more active than phenol. locally (at .he site of application) and sys­ of the poot hygiCtlc of.the limes. During the ~nl:e of thyme, on account of its temically (lhnilugltlllullhe bQdy), whelher time of the Greal PlllgtJe this method was Thymol content, kills typhus bacillus, epi­ they are taken inlCrna11yar used externally. also used to dBini_l.hc demic dYiientery bacillus. streptococcus, They are absorbed throu~out.lh¢"body tis­ diphl/!ma bacillus andt uberculosis bacillus. sues and are finally excreted from four to How It Works Other essences which have equally striking twelve hours after their • . Their effect is It is thought that Un: me lind shape of the aIIti$eptic properties are those of lemon. also long-lastirlg - a sort of sUJ>tained re­ odiferons molecule is of great significance andalwood, German chamomile and cinna­ lease effect. irI the chemical perception of odoll~. mon. The odoriferous molecule possesses a "Essential oils are especially valuable as Millenia of Use great number of free electrons which influ­ antiseptics because their aggression towardsThe historical use of aromatic o~ and resirls ence physiological functions because they microbial germs is matched by their totalgoes back many thousands of years. In can combine with other molecules in the hannlessness to tissue" - Valnet. He alsoChina, incense was burned to purify me body. says that the human body does 1)Ot seem )0atmosphere and rid the enviromnen~of evil Another .theory is that odorilcmus become accustomed to aromatherilpy in lhespirits; in India incense was and is used in moleculeshave a particularyi~tiQn which way it does to synthetic medications, wheretemples to sanctify the devotions; in Mexico, is perceived by the 01 factoD hairs. A further the medication becomes no longer effective.incenses were used irI riwals to induce theory ofbow plant essences work is based This habiwation is called TOLERANCE:trance-like stales in participants ta make on Filatobs theory of .. biogen stimulation" The human body becomes habituated 1.0them more receptive to tJieinole." s~i­ as outlined by Dr Jean Valnet is his book everything which is toxic to it. A good ex­flces to the gods; in North~ Europe, o-a.­ The Pract~ of Aromalherapy·. It is ex­ ample of this is in the over-use of aspirin ingrant oils were used by the Dnl.i& inhealing pJJliDed Its follows: the W.Qstern World. Figures of aspidn salesand religious practices; the Gnleks and ...a tivlna tissue ...sepmu.~ fn:nn iIs in the US average 100 aspirin tab1el$ perRomans used essentilll oils $1d fragrMIll. organi$J1l ~dbpLlIl eqnifitiOl1& at suffer· lIdult per-yeu. Nexus New Times Three24
  • HERA YA OMATH.ERAPY by Sue ONeiU Another good example is that of antibi­ The human body Burnsotic use. Dr Valnet states that during World At the time of receiving the burn he im­War II, "10 million units of antibiotic (was) becomes habituated to meI$ed the, injured hand in lavender 011enough in those days to save about 60 legs".Today, a Illltient requires "several million everything which is lindncned!hat it healed at a phenomenal rate with no infection and no scarring. His re­units daily [rcnIl 3 to 20 days for a feverish toxic to it search led him to conclude that these naUIlldcondition like bronchitis or simple nasal substances should be used in their whQle,catarrh". FIe comp.llres this last example to unadulterated form - quite a radical state­the usc of essen~ial oil of e.uc#lyptU$, einna­ ment for a chemist of his time. .mon, cloves Or pine which, ClOtild deol with In 1938 Gattefosse published an articlethese conditionsin 24 to 48 oours. relating the progess of a friend of his wbo Htl gives mlin) motenamplCliof toler­ had an aromatherapy clinic in Los Angeles.ance form~ t.9 certain drugs in Lhe (reatnl,eOJ. He cites remarkable cures of skin canc.m,of venereal dkease and notes the recent le­ gangrene and osteomalacia. We know fromcurrence or veneteal disease tOdAy despite present day research and experience that abethe many hundreds of antibioucs now pro­ essential 011 of Jasmine is indicated forduced. conditions such as impotenct; frigidity, Primal Response uterine disorders, depression, dysmenor­Essences t.hi::tn$elVe$ !U¢ VW)! pOwt:dU1 rhea and skin care. It is also used as an anti­ depressant, aphrodifiBe, galaat"gogtle.c par­therapeutic ag(llllS- .lutd should always be turient, uterine tonic and sedative. Frlll1lt­used with cllfe and in ffl9dcfa.tiQn. II i,s Incense is suggested for the ~1I1 ofknown that a pan of the brain ealled tbe gonorrhoea, haemorrhage, leucorrhoea, me­Limbic System is affected by fru.gnmces. toohagia and spermatorrhoea.This system is the most primitiveJlllTt of the Another great researcher into the uses ofbrain and is relnteddircctlyto insinctive.and essential oils was Madame Maury, wifeofprimal emotional responses. the homoeopath Dr Maury and a renown Aromatherapy is a valuable adjunct to chemist,in her awn right. She fotmf:d aps)(:ho-analysis and hypnotherapy - the ef­ medmd o!~cntusing essential oils on a~ls of tlla-gils c.mnot be blocked by the medico.cosme.tic therapy based on mas­conscious mind and. have immediate effect. sage. She published a book in 1964 calledFor example, vanilla 011 will bring up The Secret a/Life and Youth, Her knowl­long-forgotten memories, cypress oil is of edge was based on that of ancient India,great beneflIQ those suffuclng-grief,laven­ China and Egypt.der gives feelings of security and comfort, Madame Maury found that aromll!l;Jl!r-­and rose 011 balances the emotions and apy encourages the reproduction of skinbrings peace, cells and restores the elasticity of mUSCle Essential oils, not being disregarded by , tissue. She recognised that aromatherapyscientists in the same way as herbs, have offers a wider potential than is generallybeen more thoroughly tested over the llS.t realised because essential oils can be150 years and this has indica.ted their quali­ absorbed by the body through the skin,ties and usefulness, especially as antiseptics. which is effectively the bodys largest or­However, along with herbs, they weredisre­ gan. They are then distributed rapidlygarded in the wave of enthusiasm fur syn­ around the body with a direct healing effectthetics which arose in the early 20th century. on the internal organs and muscles. France and Italy appear to have led the In 1970 a study of lemon oil showedway in the research of the medicinal attrib­ that it had an expectorant action on the lungsutes of essential oils with such scientists and due to its tendency to stimulate mucus secre­chemists as Rene-Maurice Gattefosse. His tion in that organ. Today there are few seri­research was initially confined to that of the ously practising aromatherapists. In Europecosmetic uses of essences. However, as a there are probably more than elsewhere.result of an explosion in his laboratory Aromatherapy is an exciting. safe andwhich badly burnt one of his hands, he effective health care system, simple andbecame truly aware of the antiseptic and easy to use. In the next issue well look athealing properties of plant essences. spec)fic oils and their medicinal and cos­ metic uses l8ld llirnlle ho""" U~ oflhese wonderful aromatic substances. Nexus New Times Three 25
  • ALOE VERA Natures Ancient Magic or centuries the Aloe Vera plant has been used for its medicinal and cosmetic pur­ poses. Romans, Greeks, Algeri­ ans, Moroccans, Tunisians, Ara­ bians, Indians and Chinese have all documented the use of this variety of Aloe. The earliest record of Aloe Vera use is a 1500 B.c. Egyptian papyrus listing many medicinal uses of the plant Myth has it that Cleopatra attributed her irresistible beauty and chann to the Aloe. Dioscorides, author of the famed Greek Herbal in the fllSt century A.D., likened to a mixture of antibiotic, as­ (9f a1 made a detailed and lengthy report ofthe tringent, coagulating agents and pain CUTS AND WOUNDS many applications of Aloe Vera. Inter­ and scar inhibitors. The Russian re­ Clean the area, apply pulp from the leaf nally and externally, the plant was re­ search teams list numerous diseases into the wound and bandage tightly. garded as having no end to the ailments and ailments the Aloe is attributed to Soak whole area in Aloe juice fre­ it could help - stomach disorders, head­ help. quently. aches, insomnia, haemorrhoids, burns Many Aloe Vera products are on SCRAPES AND and sunburn, to name a few. Australian shelves today, ranging fTOm ABRASIONS ~odern Researchers pure juice to hair/bodyIskin care Clean area and apply split leaf and slide creams and soaps. The US Food and Rodney M. Stockton, a US chemical Drug Administration (FDA) has not gently over grazed area. Or use Aloe engineer, suffered severe sunburn while juice in pump applicator and spray the specifically approved Aloe Vera as a holidaying in Florida. When friends affected area. cure for any ailment other than minor applied the plant to his burns and he ftrst aid, but the plant is widely known STINGS experienced instant relief and rapid for its non-toxic, harmJess properties A split leaf applied immediately to the healing, he was amazed. Moving to and no side effects have b6en recorded area will bring relief - or you can use a Florida, he started working on the prob­ from its use. cream or gel. lem of stabilizing Aloe Veras healing ACNE SO~E FIRST AID gel. In 1959 he developed a cream from Scrub skin with Aloe Vera soap, then the plant which could change a deep APPLICATIONS apply fresh leaf gel or gel. Repeat this thennal bum to a minor second degree BURNS AND SUNBURN process three times a day. burn within 48 hours, by rapidly regen­ If available, pick a fresh leaf and split Ancient cultures knew and used erating the bodys tissues. Most impor­ it down the middle and apply locally to Aloe Vera for centuries and todays tantly, the healing took place without the bum, repeating the process fre­ chemists still strive to decipher its prop­ gross scarring. quently. A 99% pure gel is available in erties. Thanks to recent research there Many countries are studying the a tube dispenser from health food are many books available on how to Aloe Vera plant, but the leader by far is shops, or juice can be sprayed on pain­ grow and care for this wondrous succu­ the Soviet Union, whose research into ful areas. lent plant, its medicinal and cosmetic its healing properties have spanned Increased ultraviolet radiation in uses, recipes and first aid treatmen:s. thirty years. They have discovered that southerly latitudes makes Lb.s handy - Nissa some of the properties of Aloe Vera are addition to a fi:rst aid kit a must.26 Nexus New Times Three
  • Hellerwork"Structural bodywork is different in that, in addition fluid motor movement - muscles also fme-tuned by systems like Tai Chi.to releasing tension, it realigns the body with gravity" These core sessions deal with issues • Joseph Heller. from adolescence - control and surren­-· .H f ellerwork is a bodywor~ . system designed to recondi­ than a pulling force. Incorporating movement education der, holding back feelings and intellec­ tual development. Sessions eight to eleven are de­tion and realign the bodys con­ with deep connective tissue bodywork, signed to integrate the earlier sessions. the system educates and releases your Session eleven contains no bodyworknective tissue systems, bringing body from years of habitual postural but focuses on how to incorporate Hell­it to a balanced, painless and ten­ movements. These are ingrained from erwork into your entire life.sion-free state. childhood days of the overloaded Hellerwork movement education Born in 1940, Joseph Heller fled school bag - which can pull one shoul­ makes you profoundly aware of yourPoland with his family and emigrated to derpennanently down· to injuries that bodys movement patterns.Los Angeles in 1957, where he earned a leave us holding parts of our bodies in When consciousness enters into thedegree in mathematics from Cal Tech. protective postures, or the stresses and way you simply sit, stand or walk, for After ten years as an aerospace en, tension of 20th century living. instance, you can easily see that mostneer he realised that people were far Using polaroid photographs to gra­ people have outofline posture and feelmore interesting than machines and phically display the realignment your this as nonnal. Movement educationstarted attending encounter groups, body is undergoing, Hellerwork com­ helps to re-balance and realign yourworkshops and a Rolfing course. prises a series ofeleven treatments, one body. It was from Rolfing that he extended per week. Thep.rogressive realignmentand branched out into his own system of of your body is checked against the Attitudes and EmotionsHellerwork. alignment of a stationary pendulum Verbal dialogue is a large part of the and wall gdd each session. Hellerwork system, encouraging you to Fluid Body Sessions one to three focus on the become aware of the relationship be­The natural state of the lxxIy is 10 be . surface-layers nfthe bodys connective tween your attitudes and emotions andfluid and "water-like" (human beings tissue, dealing with issues from infancy how you hold your body.are comprised mainly offluid), to be Ulce. and .childhood; breathing, standing up Becoming aware of your bodythe proverbial "bamboo reed that bends and reaching out. makes you responsible for it and forin the wind". Hellerwork unlocks the Sessions four to seven are core your attitudes. You are fully encouragedtension that holds us solid and rocklike sessions dealing with the intrinsic to talk about any experience, memory,and prevents us from flowing. Working on the whole body in , muscles that assist in fine, graceful and thought oremotion that arises - and with feedback from an understanding andstages, deep tissue bodywork is aimed at friendly person, unknown tensions sur­releasing thefascia, the layer of plastic­ face and fall away.like tissue that wraps all the muscles and There are various new healing andindividual muscle fibres. Under opti­ i bodywork therapies available todaymum conditions the fascia are moist and from all comers of the Earth, someloose, but most of us carry stresses ,that ancient and some modem. The nuJJ1tlerappearas knotsoftension inournecks, of health techniques is immense and thebacks and bodies. choice is entirely yours. This causes the fascia to stick, Weare becoming aware that thethrough years of habitual patterns of body needs to be acknowledged as amovement or lack of movement. whole - 100 often we treat symptomsMuscles get sore, but connective tissue rather than causes, looking at little bitsaccumulates most of the bodys stress, instead of the complete picture.creating pain. Hellerwork is another aspect of inte­ grating the whole of your beiltg into aWorking With Gravity balanced. heal$j machine operating InHellerwork seeks to realign the body so optiml;llliconditionathat gravity is a supporting force rather - Nissa Nexus New Times Three 27
  • Lifes Search ~ r Life by John Burke It was noted that these three "es­ sences", as they became known, were also present in the things we use as food. It was also seen that these substances could, under various conditions, be gas, fire, liquid or solid. These are the four elemental states of the essences. By further experiment it was fou~d that there were twelve basic kinds of "salts" (the crystalline substance that took the most heat to extract). Perhaps .. ~/ an infinite number of different oils, yet / L, there seemed to be only two types of "spirit" (so called because it was the first thing lost at the point of death). After meditating on this, a picture of our place in the environment was envis­ aged. Alcohols The fine vapours were cillled alcohol, Earlier in human history there were groups ofpeople who lived outside which means "the evolving essetici", the mainstream of everyday culture. These people were drawn to con­ or spirit. They were given the symbal~ centrate on developing their experience of meaning and wonderment at shows the lens of the mind "" mooting the action of spirit through matter - the act of life. the universe 0 while fixed, to matter +. Alcohols are carbon chain$ with They provided various services to concentration on them) produced dis­ heaps of availabl~potential in~eraetions the community at large, one of which tinctive movements. Tltese were- re­ with prana (hydrogen ions). These ions was healing. They did the repair work corded and the movements themse-lves form the basis of most organic fife proc­ for those who damaged themselvesdur­ used as a form of therapy lor people esses. ing the complex actions of living day to with pain or weakness in a particular Al~hDls act as "super soaps" to day. By caring for accident victims they part of their beings. Later these devel­ keep our bodily processes moving. became aware of the internal environ­ oped into various systems inclUdIng Unrortunately, they are also the easiest ment of the body. They observed the Hatha Yoga and Tai-Chi. lost during cooking. sacs and tubes, the cords and the bones, In Europe and Eastern China an­ Sometimes if an accumulation ofa the various fluids and the masses of other approach appeared. particular substance is causing disease, different tissues. A person at the point of death was it may be necessary to give the body the Faced with the prospect of trying to placed in a sealed container and al­ correct alcohoL This can be made from a understand the functions of these things lowed to decompose. This was re­ herb rich in the particular substance; or in the body they attempted various peated many times; sometimes the perhaps the impression of the particular ways of analysis. body was suspended in water, some­ potential spirit of the substance - such as In Northern China, the head abbot of times it was heated, sometimes gently, a homeopathic nosode. a monastery got one of his monks to sometimes Vigorously. A nosode is a finely separated im­ meditate on the sac that was connected Essences and Elements pression of the ions of a particular sub­ to the mouth by a tube, and was often stance. seen with half-pulped food in it. The different substances that separated Once the correct alcohol is supplied, Another monk was told by the abbot out were then collected and studied. It the body can wash out quite amazing to meditate on the fist-sized l~mp of was found that the body was mostly amounts of junk. stuff that sat behind the first sac. This water, but that there were three other process was continued until there were types of substances. Oils all these monks sitting around concen­ There was a highly volatile sub­ Alcohols come off at just below blood trating on each of the major s.ystems in stance that acted as a solvent and came temperature, oils come off at or just over the body. off at a low body temperature. Another blood temperature. Oils are the bodys After some. years ofdoing this, it was substance seemed to be a lubricant, an lubricants and storehouses of energies. noticed that the dl1.fi:uent organs (or 011. The lhird type was a solid crystal­ They were called Sulfur and later Soul, rather, prolonged breath-cnllJleded Imetorm.30 Nexus New Times Three
  • At lost,.W$ h,Q/Q" amO~d I8nough acId to comPQl~ $Clen"ces .eyes.past·knoWn faef, .. the InteUee! • to catch upwlth the fo .hare lheeX:~.rlEtncal o;.~. oldon Ways (Idlro,efty experlenelillc{ but lTlylnlcally lltorpfGt.ed hesitate tQ call ltleM" !,nglOn$) wtth: all the skU. andknowledS!El of the gretltbl!it myslle- - the IrdUltlon. op.nn~ ot Ct petSbrt tl;;;pnilltlc>o.td to ,amlng ana It hoi n<iw been Shown that Intltte! II fllJergy Cfo.u-ralereneIng, as" au] unfqt1e "tenolnanc6<up-"cought us> Jrr a splro1-· W~t.MJ on. Its9lf. Mod~m P1V~lcs bring"; nOs mad~ us.;sls6ri amallng and tt.trprJ$ln.glybven ~oes so fat 01 to say Ihat thi• .metgy It roaUv Ji,r$f lUl:ld .xpenenC9,"a Chan~t>lppte~rV In a tJnlveraollleld!.Some school$ The Irfck seems «0 be ~ be abt. to atrQwtor thlltelf modem·sclence suggest that thls fleld m<:lS 9veh b. limned cuttiJrQI ref$]Stl.eea (With IIftte or no teehnleareOfl5eloUs, bos.$) hat U,. peopja,who worked ()utor dlseoVet~ Ye ~dy lanfric plCtu.rfl QJ tn. IIngam and yonl a, the valious sYslal"nS ~ fJt>m Chrl;Stran rrtySfJelllim to yogatha basi¢, undeltyl"g t1.ructure of th. unlver&8 ot Mayo and. tat Chi • had to .retate thelr .~le"c.es wlthln.fa now .b&fno verirled bV our materlallsflc $CIt.Me. . The, often haa oV.iWheh~Jhgl;cmd som*lImes quite,Judv Qf·tb. aJOr$i, We now know thattha first moUee bLtarte upe"i1encos, bdekfad bV rengJouS fervoUt•. 7 .Ryd~.n, <2nd that IfdQ~ hav.. both Q ma1eand bCfSed on gil sorts of m6.n:1I dIlemmas-, to ORJate their emdre 1oml. Tho negative Ion! extra eleclTon fa cUltli.lre$ nom,bMnseen with m04:klm mlc,roscopes as 0 leading loll. otfen theft aftempu at< deplctfn9 the ofernalor,<.1,the tanlrtcoswoutd hOV9 Men it, a phallus. The structure or tfUngsfHemJ na1ve to cur eehnolOQicO]lVp6s1fjv~ 10n hoWl tf:le. compllrnontary hOt. .•truCJtU8, SQphlsUocdeD setullhY, JU$t as oUr mater1allstfc scl* SO p8(hQPs ItS ttm.to look again at ..I0ftUia .of thco ­bClslc concepts of the -eldsrl>artsl. wllh 01JC young Gnc&$ ean seem dead arid dIsrespectfUl to he de veIOD8QMn$lth"les 9f a sklllOd yogi.and were given the symbol L wh:l move around botH types of hydrogen situations. The salts are then 1Jsecl toshows the infinitely small dotexpand­ 1nns,l.hQltCwilh plaCPJnen t needs (nega­ tone up the organ and see to it that all theing to the manifested line (at the base of til@, ions, or yan8 chi) fIld those that bodys energies are reset and realigned.the triangle), being fixed to thecrosS of llavll.~nergy need Ii (PQSilive ions, or yin When all three essences are dear andmatter. clUJ. communicating freely, a state of con­ There is a difference between the al­ In Alc:hJi!lnk xnedkines the correct scious evolution or "health" iskaline alcohols and soaps, and the acid­ arom~tic onlf, an:! usa:I to strengthen a produced.forming salts and sugars. An alcohol is a link between a physical organ and itsspiral of carbon atoms with their freearms catching at all the available extra SOUtO? of energy. lis *energetic hydrogen atoms. Modern science calls these negative A Salt- is is carbbndm1tl that has turnedions because they have an extra nega­ in llTlltSelf, locked most of its arms ontotive charge - an electron. Yogis who saw itself and erystafILsed, These substancesthem in their meditations thought that k the. io.Iui Without electrons. Thesethe extra spiral of energy made tibanl posj~ive ions drag some of the energylook masculine and so called them posi­ oUt ot lhe crystal structure, which al­tive. There is no contradiction in this as lows It to break (Sown. Once a salt hasthe scientists were looking at thecnetgy, commned wIth J) positive ion it becomeswhile the yogis were looking ilt f an add. The finost of the acids are theform. Iivlng am.ino acids. As more 0 f the carbon chains valen­ The a!chetnit: symbol for salt is Qcies (potential interactions) lock into This sllQwti lhe lnfinite spirit 0 fixed oneach other, the substance gains a fixed as the manifest lifuWllhin il.seli, the line ofwell as a volatile nature. It becomes a perceived time."loop" of carbon. This can roll on Hself MO$t chemical synthesising proc­to create a slippery, soft, thick substance C!iSQS wlndup with an approximation ofwhich can connect the active open a f{.-<oo salt. This .means that when theychains (alcohol) to the crystal structures are ingt!stcd thore is no appropriate al­that hold the waiting patterns of life. cohol to "quicken" the substance, and This makes oil an ideal substance for no oil to anow its asliimilation anyhow.life to use to develop its potential in our Thisiswliya wholeherb, such as Va­bodies. The oils are our scents and as lerian, can undo a lot of the damagesuch form the basis of a whole level of done Py Vll1ium, which is a synthesizedour emotional experiences. salt of th~ he:tb. A lot of food processing techniqu~ In AkhemtI; Mtdicine, alcohols aretake out food oils as they tend to allow used ta dislodge bqitd-ups of toxins orthe food to go rancid. to start things moving. The,oils are used An oil, then, is a substance that can to MUrllih, e:hange.. stimUlate or calm © Copyright 1987 John Burke us NeW-Times Three 31
  • es Its being described as "the best documented UFO case ever". There are more notes and information, more detailed descriptions provided by witnesses, more and better photographs, more physical evidence and more individual contact events than any other UFO case in history - and the contact is still going on, tremely closely. I Is that It Is not be the flrst, In ancient The following memo. hidden In flies times or modern. since 1950, had to be dragged out of Out on a Umb over Maya the CIA by UFO groups using the Free­ Just a few rnonim ago we had the dom of Information Act: same message being sent to us bY -The tnQftfH Is the 11II01If highlY cJos- analhe, beautiful young blond. IIfled subJsc.f Ii1 the United $Iaas waman, ostensibly trom the Plelac3s GovfHnmenl. FlylnglOuclf/$ .~t. 7he andwllh magical powers - this tlmo In en"re matter Is aDltsidMed by Ihe the televised ve"lon of shhley UnHed Sfdttu aufhtulttes to be of Ire­ Maclalrurts Ouf on a Umb, which Ms Forty nine-year old Eduard (Billy) Meier mendotn slgnlflcance. ­ MeQlalne states Is. facbJal. was lured Into foretts surrounding his home near Zurich. Switzerland by Man "N t F k " NASA . AtthlspolntwellpolntouloslUysyn­ amber-haired spacegirl u • She called o a a e :. ehlohlclty; the s~acegllfs name In that .JlC:OUnr~ was Maya, pronounc:ed the herself Semjase and claimed to be from Close Contact cases like Mel.,, IaU­ sdnwas Meier. our man from HlnWlI, A the ttellar cluster of the Pleiades; she cer present special problarm. leading little research shows that Mala Is ths looked like a young, blonde Aryan woman. Meier claims he has been In UFO Investigators and NASA telentlsts were convinced tl8V coUld .show that name 0 one of the stors In the Pleiades eonstenaflonl There Is a cryptic mes­ her space craft and flown to the Pleia­ the Hlnwll laueer Wel. one of ftla. most sage som.whole In all "liue des, five hundred light years awayI sp.c.tactJlar "ling $Queer hottxes of dll .svnehfonlcltJ.,. Maya Is also the Hindu UFO Investigators and scientists time. They failed. GaddeD of lIIuslon,lncld.•nlclly - and working with NASA, IBM, the McDonnen They admit Its Mnot a fdke- - but the demigocfess Mala, after whom the Douglas company and the CIA have they wont admit Its reali By this letl· ltor Is named. was said to kidnap mor­ been trying since 1975 to prove that sonlng they are not obliged to h.ed tall••. photographs. sound recordings and any messagfJ af ",ls vtJltoUon • It threat­ The n.bulo-v.ned .tellar cluster 01 metal samples token by Eduard Meier ens the fOunckrllons ot sclence and the "elade. lsstlll In the pracets ot of a seven-metre slivery space ship the modern Indultrlal MlQc:hloe. fo·rmoflon gnd regarded by some to be near his Swiss village are fakes. To accept that certeln people on IncapObabla of having IIf.• -becuing Instead, they have made this the this planet have been singled out by planets at thIs time - however, the re­ most authentic UFO case In history. alien IntellIgences means we must gion holds some three thouumd stars, One-armed hermit Billy Meiers photo­ consider that our planet may have And In the Meier case the prbof ($ more graphs. token in the mountains and been closely watched for thousands - at least, she told him she was from flle above the forests of Hlnwll, near Zurich of years. It means that there are Intel­ Pleiades... with a primitive camera. are recog­ ligences In the universe superior to our In September this year, It was all nized by experts as the best ever day­ own. It means that the barrier called made public by Gary Kinder In his book light shots of a UFO. Spaced over dec­ the speed of light Is a mental barrier of ades, Meier recorded his contacts in Ught VealS. our own making I hundreds of pages of detailed notes. SteJlar Message Local Sightings Metal Samples The mythologies of many nations. In­ Lets give thought to some recent He also gave the scientists a piece of events In Victoria. cluding China and Egypt, contain ref­ There were numerous slghtlngs ot a metal which Semlase had given him, erences to the Influence 01 tke Pleia­ UFO about 95km north of Melboulne which she said would confound the des. Legends of pre-Incan Peru and one night last September near the experts. The metal fragment was for­ from the Navaho refer to gods vlslting Puckapunyal Army Base. The Kerslaket, warded to Marcel Vogel, crystal expert Earth from the Pleiades. a Puckapunyal family. reported to the and research chemist for IBM. He spent Semjase told Meier they had police they had seen a croff whlQh hours testing It under IBMs $250.000 picked him out as a contact on Earth looked like a multi-tiered wedding electron microscope. His opinion: when he was five years old because cake. The police told them that wbat MI cannot explain the type of mate­ they needed a sympathetic human to theyd actually seen was a secret rial. By any known combination of pass on their warning to the govern­ weapon being tested by the military. materials I could not put It together ments of the world agulNt their hell­ But betOle vou appreciate the humour myself as a scientist. With any technol­ bent-on-destruction policies. of the 10COI constabUlary - the peopfe ogy that I know of, we could not It had happened to their pkmef, of Puckapunyal saw a mllltory convoy ac hieve this on this planeW but they had survived, dCcordlng to rolling through town at about nine Semlase, and they did not want It to oclock that night. CIA Confirmation happen to Earth. The military denied ever be!rlg /11 Some perspective on this "bett the area. An Aviation Department From the beginning. government UFO documented UFO case ever-; given Investigation agencies have, on the spo!c8$l1Q,n says there were no radar that we have betin vflit" - and th. co.nfact$ in the area. nor any military one hand, maintained a highly scepti­ CIA Qr. even aec:.ptlng It - how should cal profile - but on the other theyve aircraft operating out of Puckapunyal we relp!jt now to ihe stars-? Well, the followed the UFO phenomenon ex- Army Base 00 curIous thing about Pleiades contact32 Nexus New Times Three
  • S dentists groping for tbe otltln$ of su.bVOlJP lndlJdes ige vlr.us.es Whleb lnje(t llDImals with viruses about cause lite brain dlull5e scrllp;r whlclI the) kntW virtually nothing.AIDS have proposed that It origi­ (vlsna virus) In sheep and goats, and Ellen tho~b there are stili manynated In Africa In the fonn of an tbe viruses which cause the brain unknown molikey viruses, biologistsAfrican green monkey virus which diseases Kuru and Cruet1,{eld-Jacob are even now Injecting IIIV, thecrossed the species barrier to hu­ human AIDS virus, Into Ulese ani­ Disease (CJD) In humans.mans. Tbls theory diverts attention According to Nobel Prize winner mals.away from Europe and tbe USA, D. Carlton Gajdusek, these viruseswhere for the past forty years biolo­ are so sl!lllar that they must be Escape from the Labgists have been blindly playing different strains of the same virus. If the AIDS virus was laboratory.cre.around with primate viruses. The 1986 Annual Report of the Brit­ ated, it WOQld have been all too easy It Is DOW generally agreed by most Ish Medical Research Council also for it to escape Into the local popula.virologists that the AIDS human Im­ supports thJs statement. tlon via lahflfatory workers; suchmune-system virus (mV) Is relatedto the monkey virus STLVom, which IlIl evidence points to mv being Incidents are Well docuIDt-nted.was discovered as recently as 1983 fonned by a mfltatlon which In­ For ex~mple, .ort Detrick, the top volved STLV-III and a lentlvlrus. security US Army Biological War·and Is now kbown to Infect up to 80% Such a mutation could not happen fare Es!llbUslnnent III lfaryland, isof African green monkeys. under natural circumstances be­ constdered to he the mMf secure People Infected with the AIDS cause of the completely differentvirus actually produce andbndles laboratory in the world. Yet over a 25 host ranges of the viruses Involved. year period there has been, onagalMt proteins of STLV.m, :slnce aveflig~ an accident Involving serl·that virus forms part of blJDJan HIV. Creation of AIDS? ous hlrectlon (Including three Mutations MuCh, but not all, of the research deathii) every th,.,~ or four weeks. Int~ the viruses of Kuru and CJD has In 1~B:1 mfi!l.l ~ of deadlyViruses can mutate when exposed to been carried out In the laboratories chikungunya .Irus disappeared fromvarious chemlCJlta, "dlitleD or of the National InstituteK or: Health Fort Detrick - ~a disease of explosivehormones. Tran.nnLsslon fron,J one .at Bethesda, Maryland, USA. under potential as eittler a biological war­species to anoth", can.dso CIJ~ iI fbe direction of D. Carlton fare .agent or a natural disease ID,S Created 1n E p riments? eovirus to mutate. A spontaneous or Gajdusek. His work Involved Inject­ threat", Pentagon documents report.deliberate mutatWIl, can also cause a Ing these viruses, and others, Into Accidents are evt::Q more likely tovirus to cross the &pedes barrier to II the bTllins and bloodslreaJn.lji of many occur under c1wUlan conditions andnew host. species of monkey, InclUdIng the Increase drm:ulltlcally wben starr are Spontaneous mutaUoA oeturs lJ Mdtaa Green. unnware of the haZllrds. ShuDaI worknaturaill; this gives rlse .., epidem­ B, 1976, over 300 monkeys and wl1h viruses Is carried out In Britain,ics of flu which periodically sweep apes of at least 19 species had been here many laboratories use pri­the world. Mutation can Involve a used. The viruses were also grown In mates. Its quite possible that an·swap of genes between two or more cultures of cells from African green otber virus similar to HIV will soondifferent types or normally mUd flu ~ys and during this experiment be discovered.viruses to produce a single very W~re deliberately mixed with many This Is why vivisection Iliborato·dangerous one. other forms of virus. It Is very likely rles are regarded by Animal Welfare that mutations occurred and that AIDS AncestorsUnder laboratory conditions many STLV~m combined with a len­ tlvlrus to produce H{V. waiting to 0 groups as biological time· bombs orr, presenting a mas· slve health threat to their Immediateviruses have been studied and dellb· The workers Involved were to­ popuJatlon and the entire world IIIerately made to mutate and change tally Ignorant of the presence of This information is a "ery brief sum·host range. STLV.III, although It Is now known mary of llIohazllrd, findings gleaned by that It existed In U.S. lab monkeys as the British National Allti-Vivisection It Is equally possible for such a Society (NA VS), from o"er a thousandmutation to occur accidentally In a long as twenty years ago. All over the USA during the 19605 and 19705, research papers dating back to thelahoratory (see NEXUS tUg#! 1)., as 1930,.. For more information, includingsuch a disaster Is encouraged by the experimenters were deliberately full srientijic references., send an appro. transmitting simian AIDS from ani­ priately stamped self-addressed ell"elopenature of animal experimentation. mal to animal, species to species, to: To date, HIV Is the most complex laboratory to laboratory, watcblng itof a group known as retrov;"uses. develop In severity and speed of NA VS, 51 Harley Street,Whereas most or these contain only London WI, England action.four genes, HIV also has genes which No attempt was made to containare. Quly found In a small subgroup of the viruses. BloloClsts conttnu.ed toretroviruses called letitiv;ruses. This Nexus New Times Three 33
  • f:.j~~~t;;rm:,"ji ;~~n~~ >,: lfJ~ An episodic expose ofAmerican politics (and therefore our own), The Gemstone File purports to be a true history ofmodern events. Written by the inventor of the original SYNthetic ruby manufacturing process, Bruce Roberts, it may ring true in many respects but comes with no guarantees. In this issue we include other relevant information on the John F. Kennedy assassinntion obtained under U.S. Freedom ofInformation legislation. For further information see issues J & 2. November 22nd 1963: After JFKs death, Onassis quickly established control over Lyndon Johnson by fear. On the trip back to Washington, Johnson was wamed by radio, relayed from an Air Force base: "There was no conspiracy. Oswald was a lone nut assassin. Get it, Lyndon? Otherwise Air Force One might have an unfortunate accident on the flight back to Washington." Onassis Hlled all important government posts with his own men. All government agencies became means to accom­ plish an end: rifle the Amen:..n Treasury, steal as much as possible, keep the people confused and disorganised and leaderless, pursue world domination. JFKs original "Group of 40" was turned over to Rockefeller and his man Kissinger, so that they could more effectively exploit South America. (Onassis was one of the first to console Jackie when she got back from Dallas with JFK s body). Silva, a San Francisco private detective hired by Angelina Alioto to get the goods on philandering Joe, followed Joe Alioto to Vacavilla to the Nut Tree Restaurant, where he held a private meeting with other Mafioso to arrange details of the JFK assassination payoff to Frattiano. November 23rd 1963: Oswalds Testimony In the basement of the Dallas Police Station, Lee Harvey Onvald told a local CBS filmcrew (who captured the state­ ment fo~ posterity); "I positively know nothing about this situ<ttioil here. I would like to have legal representation...Well, ~ was ques­ tioned by a judge. However, I protested at that time that I was not allowed legal representation dUring that very short and sweet hearing. I really dont know what this situation is about. Nobody has told me anything, except that Im accused of murdering a policeman. I know nothingmore than that. I do request someone to come forward to give me legal assistance." A reporter asked Oswald, "Did you kill the President?" "No," he answered, 1 have not been charged with that. In fact, nobody has said that to me yet. The first thing I heard about it was when the newspaper reporters in the hall asked me that question." Ten years later, a Psychological Stress Evaluator (PSE) was used by former CIA agent George OToole to test Oswalds statements on tape. The PSE analysis showed that Oswald was more worried about his lack of a lawyer than about any of the , :i!lf~i.k~,,;»/ C: charges against him. PSE analysts have concluded that he believed he was "Bob Mulholland, NBC News, Chicago, talked in Dallas to innocent of all charges. one Ferrie... Ferrie said that Oswald had been under hypnosis However, in Volume 24, Exhibit 2038 of the Warren from a man doing a mind-reading act at (Jack) Rubys Commission Report (the officialinvestigation of the John F. Carousel ...". Jack Ruby, who owned the Mafia-linked Kennedy assassination), the following may be found: Carousel Club , an old friend ofSam Ciancanas, killed Oswald34 Nexus New Times Three
  • templated" making contact with Oswald prior to the assassi­in police custody; David Ferrie (CIA operative and hypnotist, nation. Further FOI relea$CS show that the OA did makeunder whom Oswald had served in a Civil Air Patrol (CAP)group in 1956) died while under independent JFK murder in­ COlltact with him.vestigation by New Orleans D.A. Jim Garrison. Testimony June 7, 1964:before the Commission shows that Ferrie and Oswald had jack Ruby was questioned in jail in Dallas, Texas, by Earldiscussed an assassination attempt in which diversionarytadics were to be used, in Ferries apartment in the sum­ Warren and Guald Ford. Ruby repeatedly asked for a lie­mer of 1963. dett!Clat test,or sodium pentothal to prove his honesty before Perry Russo told a grand jury (and, under sodium pen­ the Warren Commission. He asked that the Sherriff and lawtothal, Jim Garrison)that Ferrie had said "therewould have to enforcement petso,nnel -leave the room and said to Justicebe a minimum of three people involved. Two of the persons Warren..tl would like to ~ you in private." Warren replied,would shoot diversionary shots and the third ... shoot the iYOU maydo that when you finish your story. You mCiytell megood shot." Ferrie said one would have to be a scapegoat that phaseofn." Ruby said, "Gentlemen, my life is in dangerwho would give the other two time to escape h~. Not with my guilty plea of execution.. ," Ferrie confided to one of his CAP cadets that he wastraining five-member small-weapons units in "guerrilla war­ Jack Rubys Testimonyfare tactics under the auspices of the US Marines for action inCuba." Ferrie worked for W. Guy Bannister, right wing front­ After attempting in vain to gain access to Justice Warrenman, who also employed Oswald to infiltrate left Wing pro­ alone, he continued: "1 wi~h that our beloved President,Castro groups. Lyndon ]c>hnson, would have delved deeper into the situ­ The day before he died, Ferrie was subpoenaed by Jim allotl, hear lOe, not to accept just circumstantial facts about myGarrison. That evening he told George Lardner of the Wash­ guiltoriltnocmtte, and would have questioned to find out theington Post: "A President is no better than anyone else... If I truth about me before he relinquished certain powers to thesewere killed, Id expect my death to be investigated just as thor­ cetCrin people... Consequently, a whole new form ofgovern­oughly." meni isgoing to takeover our country, and I know I wont live Forensic pathologists concluded he may have been killed to see you another time. Do I sound sort of screwy in tellingby a blow to the base of the skull some time dUring the next you these things?"seven hours; he was found in bed with a sheet pulled over his "No!" Warren answered" "I tlUnk that is what you believeface. The suicide note was left on the dining room table. or you WOl1l.c:lnt tell it under oath: "But it is a very serious situation," said Ruby. "1 guess it isAlso November 23rd: too late ta stoplt,isnt it? Now maybe something can be saved.Dallas attorney Carroll Jarnagin writes a letter to J. Edgar It may not be too late, whatever happens, if our President,Hoover reporting a meeting he had overheard on October 4th Lyndon]obnsoD, knew the truth from me... But if I am elimi­between Ruby and Oswald - who had arrived from Mexico nated, there wont be any way of knowing.City the previous night. "Riglitft.t1w, uthen I leave your presencenow, I am the only From a booth in Rubys Carousel Club, Jarnagin heard one thataltl brlngoJlt the truth to our President ... but he hasOswald say he had just arrived from New Orleans needing been fo~, t Iffn Ql1"tJ;tin, that I was part ofa plot to assassinatemoney. "Youll get the money when the job is done," Ruby the President. f know your hands are tied; you are helpless...said, adding that if there was a slip-up, "they" would want all But in all fairness to everyone, maybe all I want to do is beg thattheir money back. Ruby said the job was to shoot Governor if they found out I was telling the truth, maybe they canConnally (who rode withJFK in Dallas), because he wouldnt succeed in what their motives are, but maybe my peuple wontopen Texas to the rackets. be tortured and mutilated..." "The boys in Chicago have no place to go, no place to really An aide in the room asked, "Who do you think is going tooperate," said Ruby. Theyve clamped down the lid in Chi­ eliminate you, Jack?"cago; Cuba is closed," When Oswald argued that killing "1 have been used for a purpose, and there will be a certainConnally would cause trouble, Ruby replied; tragic occurran(e happening if you dont take my testimony "Not really, theyll think some crackpot or Communist did and somehow vindicate me so my people dont sufferbecauseit, and it wm be written off as an unsolved crime... of what I have done..." Rubys subsequent polygraph test CIA Lies to Warren Commission proved inconclusive due to high stress levels. 1965:The OA concealed evidence from the Warren Commission,some released in 1976 under FOt. A memo quoting a CIA Dorothy Kilgallen, syndicated columnist, gained the onlyreport on Oswald written three days after the Kennedy assas­ major inti:rview with Ruby in his Dallas cell. She told friendssination revealed that the OA had discussed approaching that Rubys evidence would "blow the JFK case sky high." AOswald in the early 196Os. The same document shows that few days later she died of a massive barbiturate and alcoholAllen Dulles (ex-CIA Director) had secretly coached the overdose. Her apartment had been ransacked and her RubyAgency on how it should deny having any connection with transcripts were missing.Oswald. He also recommended that OA Director Richard Early 1967:Helms should lie under oath about the CiA having any mate­rial in its files suggesting a relationship with Oswald. Jack Ruby, claiming he is being poisoned in jail, is diagnosed In sworn testimony to the Warren Commission, Helms as having cancer. However, he dies a few weeks later, not ofsubsequently testified that the Agency had "never even con­ cancer, but a stroke similar to that which killed David Ferrie. Nexus New Times Three 35
  • he hypnotised Sirhan Slrhan who shot from the front, while a security guard (from Lockheed Aircraft), Thane Cesar, shot from the rear 2 or 3 inches away from Bobbys head. Sirhans shots all missed, Cesars couldnt possibly miss. EvelleYounger, then the Los Angeles DA, covered it all up, including the squawks of LA Coroner Thomas Noguchi (Marylin Monroes "CorCTnertotheStars" ). Younger was later rewarded with the post of California Attorney General. His son, Eric Younger, got a second-generation Mafia reward: a Judge-ship at age 30. (See Ted Charach, LA author & director, "The Second Gun" , a documentary film on the RFI< murder, bought and suppressed by Mafia Warner Brothers , for more details). After Bobbys death Teddy knew who did it. In fear for his life he went to Onassis and swore eternal obedience. In return Onassis granted him his life and said he could be President too, just like his big brother, if he would just behave himself 3.nd follow orders. September 16th 1968: There was a hit and run accident on Bruce Roberts car, parked in front of the Russian Consulate in San Francisco ­ who routinely take pictures ofeverything that goes on in front of the Consulate. Their photos showed the licence plate of the hit-and-run car, UI<T 264, on a Blue Cadillac belonging to Mia Angela Alioto, [San Francisco Mayorl Joes daughter, being driven by Tom Alioto, Joes son - whos driVing licence had been revoked. His license and the cars were both fraudulent. To cover up the hit and run circumstances, San Francisco MPs from the Pre5idio quickly staged a few more hit and runs on the same comer - all duly filmed by the Russians. Kathryn Hatlister, the Alioto family nurse, was persuaded to take the l1lP for the: hit and run. Roberts threatened to spill the whole story - in court - with photos. Next evening, Brading & Frattiano showed up in the Black Magic Bar - Brading wearing his X-marked hat from Dallas ­ to seewhether Roberts recognised it, how much he knew, etc. A S;m Francisco MP from the Presidio piped up from the end of tbe bar, "I heard they let everyone with an X-marked hatPaod through the police lines at Dallas". The coverup support from Alioto in the hit and run was complete. 1967: Mafia Joe Alioto had Presidential ambitions, shored up by Onassis had always enjoyed the fast piles of money to be his participation in the Dallas payoff. Everyone who helped made through gambling (in Monaco in the 19506 and in Cuba killJFKgot a pieceofthe US pie, butJ. Edgar Hoover, FBI head, under Battista). Onassis took over Las Vegas in 1967 via the blew his cover by releasing some of the raw FBI files on Alioto "Howard Hughes" cover. US Government officials explained at the Democratic National Convention. it was all right because "at least Hughes isnt the Mafia" (ha Joe was out of the running for Vice President and Hubert ha). Humphrey had to settle for Muskie. Humphrey planned to Note: L. Wayne Rector had been hired by Hughes in 1955 come to San Francisco for a final pre-election rally sparked by by the Carl Byoir agency (Hughes Los Angeles PR firm) to act Joe Alioto. Roberts threatened to blow the hit and run story as Hughes double. In 1957, when Onassis kidnapped plus its Mafia ramifications open if Humphrey came to S.F.. Hughes, Rector continued to act as his stand-in. Rector was the Humphrey didnt come. Humphrey lost San Francisco, Cali­ Hughes surrogate in Las Vegas. Robert Maheu actually ran the fornia and the election. show, taking orders from Onassis. The six "Nursemaids", October 1968: called the "Mormon Mafia", kept Rector sealed off from prying eyes. Jackie Kennedy was now free to marry Onassis. An old Mafia rule: if someone welshes on a deal, kill him and take his June 17th 1968: RFK Assassinated gun and his girl - in this case, the Pentagon and Jackie.BIII Bobby Kennedy knew immediately who had killed his END OF PART 3 by Bruce Roberts brother. He wrote about it in his unpublished book "The Next Issue: Enemy Within when he foolishly tried to run for President, II - Onassis had him killed using a sophisticated new technique: The Self-Assassination of Teddy Kennedy36 Nexus New Times Three
  • "Apath.¥ at the tntlillduDllellel translates into insanlll al the mus I~)!e/" • Dl!ug/lls R. Bofs/adler Cnernooy Slightly Fewer Lead Coffins in Brazil At least 243 people were contamirwedwith Blunder Report Chernobyls radiQaetiveCaesium 137lastSe~mbetin.Jl dis8:$~ described by the World HealthAccording to a Soviet report!o the In,. Over 400 nuclear reactor plants pro­ OrganisAtion as the Wes(s worst md:iuk:mternational Atomic Energy Agency, the duced electricity worldWide in ]98"j accident.Chemobyl disaster (mwtdoWTI) was due but due to the ChemobyJ disaster, the In the city oIOoiania, 200kmIQudlwesa.to human error and basic difficulties in number planned j, slowly declining, of Brasttla, WecdO(ltors who ablll:li:loned IllIcontrolling nuclear fission, not USSR re­ The US Atomic lndustrlal Porum xcray mliCmne full of lhC.lWilif isolOpC h~leactor design problems. said the number of reactors planned been CiOfW1liI1ed for trial alter 1l J.ead"sea1ed Operators at the 1,OOO-megawatt outside the US dropped slightly to 165 container found in the machine by scaven­Chernobyl-4 plant manually discon­ in 1986, compared to 178 in 1985. New gers w8:$ broken open by a junkyard,cwmernected emergency core cooling system plants will decline to five a year, the US who bought it for scrap.to quickly test a new safety procedure ­ Nuclear Information and &5eQrch Be~ed the glow~powdel;whichpossibly because the next day was a Seroice predicts. By the next rnillertium was used as body-paint, ingested. carried innational holiday. many of these should go out of commis­ pockets and flushed down toilets by friends The result was an explosion and fire sion. and neighbours. Many victims have worst­which spread radiation around the case direct radiation bums and "severe le­world. sions" as a result - Rios Naval Hospital has During their experiment, the opera­ prepared 5cm thick lead-walled coffins fortors also removed most of the control four dying patients and thiny families haverods (which dampen nuclear reac­ been removed fmm the area.tions) from the core, leaving only six or The doctors face four to twelve years ineight in place instead of the regulation jail if convicted.thirty. By the time somebody pressedthe Scram button to re-insert them, thereactor core had already been damagedand they would no longer fit. Twenty secomaWer the first explo­ Leakssion destroyed the building. The US Energy Department has al­ Radioactive Food lowed countries developing nuclear weaROns to gain sensitive nuclear tech­Radiation spread much further than nology because of lax security, accord­central Europe; fallout-contaminated ing to IS cOngressional report.rain affected many of Turkeys crops, "The Energy Department has beenincluding hazelnuts. Up to 60% of their routinely transferring sensitive technol­last hazelnut crop is thought to be above ogy to other nations, which would helpradiation export limits - and Turkey ex­ them in manufacturing a nuclearports hazelnuts to Australia, along with bomb," said Democrat Senator Williamother agricultural products (such as the Proxmue, who requested the investiga­360 bags of radioactive herbs contaIning tion.dangerous levels of radioactive cae­ "The nations that have been able tosium, barely intercepted before reach­ cash in on the Department of Energysing the Australian public). lax security procedures include the ones Sellout Sale that have given the US some of its big­ gest proliferation headaches - theMany countries are attempting to sell ...st Peoples Republic of China, India, Iraqgoods known to be contaminated to the and Pakistan."Third World. Earlier this year, 3,000tonnes ofradioactive West German milk Nearly Blew It The General Accounting Office probe has revealed that "countries thatpowder was stopped in Bremen and Figures compiled from public:records pose a proliferation or security risk rou­Cologn railway yards en route to Egypt. show that the US had only 2,957 nu­ tinely obtain reprocessing information" Some radioactive caesium isotopes clear incidents in 1986, including 678 published by the Energy Department.have a half-life of about thirty years and cases where a nuclear reactor had to be This information, essential to the sepa­become relatively safe only after centu­ shut down in an emergl ration of plutonium for nuclear war­ries. This compares favourably with headS, includes 2S8 reports ana altit:les. Radiation counters, whose prices 1985, when 2,997 inodanl.5 were re­ on reprocessing that the Depart:l"liell(soared immediately after Chemobyl, corded, revealed an American anti-nu­ com piled and released in 1984 and 1985.are now falling in cost. clear group called Public Citizen. Nexus New Times Three 37
  • The Birds 1 Tbe government beld a Famous Last mass rally to expose tbe A 29·year·oId nsbennan from Reading, England, suffered "crimes of the tax evaders", and to propagate the tal: regu· Words brain damage and was crltl· An ancient fonn of tax evasion lations. Nell Cassad" wbose famouscally III on a life support mao bas been resurrected In China, "FinD are not enough. adventures are chronicled Inchine after being attacked by a the ClOuntry tbat Invented to.· tern.... punWlment Is neces· Jack Kerouacs 0" lite Road,swan. The bird also attacked a tlon tbousands of years aau. asr) Dr thO$« ~1to try to evade was counting the ties on a rail­ rescue nurse and fireman. China Legal New. ",poru a way line In Mexico wben be paying we.," the Chins !Agal Closer to home, a man was wave of violent abacks on N~w, taM, blaming tbe as· was run over by a train. His lastwalking his pet chihuahua near State tn «IlItcton. SllUItll on "lawless people ob· words were "64,928",Port Hacking In Sydney when a In Fujluan Prll1nte sessed with money". Ken Kesey, who related thepelican swooped down and hundred t.. Mfll:er. ~(re story In the neWly releasedplucked It from tbe ground. beaten up In llle I" 12 mii,uh Demon Box believes doggedlyTbe owner received sucb a wblle In Liaoning PrllllIJlce Prehistoric Rock In tbe values of LSD, althoughfright tbat be dropped the lead there were 120 attack. he·and the pelican new otT, wltb tween early last year and May, Eaters hes wary of drup such as ber­ oln and cocaine. It gives youonly tbe dogs lead visible this year ,. viet .eademlc bas come more compassion," be said Infrom Its beak. Similar cues have uc· up "fIllI • new tbeory to explain Adelaide of LSD recenlly, curred In uther provlnteL In wily prehistorh; mammals died adding tbat tbe trouble with Fish Eats Dog NanJlng, In JllfIgsu Pro"In~ 01lt. ltofesso:r Vaslll Bogatov Ronald Reagan was tbat be when a group or IIlnennl ptd. told SQriet Weekly tbat mam·A fishermans dog was swal­ dldt use enougb pot. lars was asked til pll) lUe mals like tbe mammoth, tbelowed by. a giant pike wblle tbey responded bJ aatherlnll woolly rhino and the cave bearswimming across a river In togetber hundreds of peopte dll!d our. Ill) from lack of rl 0_nortbern Siberia to join Itsmaster. and butl"l up ItUI tax collec­ tors with (habs. but rlVllI.Jadl. pf rocks. Prora· "" sor nllg.lJ>v bcllilves lb. soft· Tbe fisberman cast bls net a In Sbaml Provlnce, a tal: footed ...ammliis ate sulfes tofew moments later and caugbt ofnelal w,hu .spected a get al!e.n.iJaI ",Inerals. Whentbe slx·foot long flsb, whlcb restaurants bookll wu later the Ieeo ..heets spread In the latehad tbe dogs tall protruding beaten up In his otftte wltb PrI!fJi~ne ICrIl,. the mammalsfrom Its Jaws. Wben be cut the Iron bars, boWel &Qd brtck$.bl wert .a~able .., prise tbe stonesnsb open, tbe dOl! struggled the friends (If Ihe restaunnt out or the frazcn ground. Tbeyout, apparently no worse for owner. The omdals assistant dJN from mlnrral dendency,bavlng been eaten. was stabbed. wblle tbelr hard· hoofed com. anions • IUu deers and horses • maliltJled to survive by dig­ ging the stones out. The Birds 2 Allahs Revenge A plumber from Umlna on the Two giant porcupines roamed NSW central coast took a step a city street In Kboramabad In backwards wben be saw a Western Iran, terrorising poul· kookaburra drop something. try and locals. from on blgb. But It was not Tbe porcupines barged wbat be anticipated, but In fact Into tramc, killing chickens an auresslYe male funnel·w Lbty lipeand on their 40cm spider landing half a metre In .plnes. RuillltDts stoned them ront of him. He now bas tbe to dellth. spider safely In a plC1tle Jar.38
  • Buddhism Goes CommercialThe Japanese have developeda useful Item for Americanconsumption • sound·actl·.,.Itd household shrines. BydJipplng your hands for ex·ample, little doors open In theminiature shrine revealing Imlnllture altar, which ngblsup and plays I recorded prayer. So far these tecbnusbrlnes come only In Sh.lnto Ind Bud· dhlst models, but lhe pltent does nol exclude commercial religious practices more fa· miUar to lhe American market. Lovers Leap mJile klllngllruo at a zoo near"w111.a1l In Italy committed ul·elde aller his companion dirt!.She broke one of her legs In- a II and zoo officials de.stroyed her. The joey she was II:carryln, in her pouch also died n the fall. The male, unable 10 cope Real Estate One,with her death, wenl Inlo iii Ground Zerosevere depression and joinher by leaping off the same Bizarre contingency planswalllhe following day. for managing the period after I nuclear attack have emerg the United States and Gre.at Exploding rltaln. In Washlnllt!!" DC; the Federal Eme1lflcy MlU­ Money Igement Alll>oclatlqn bank robber In Oakland, (FEMA) has a SUSI.5 bIl· Ifornll, suffered second lion proposal for $tll~ lindIJId Ullrd dee:ree burru to his local ornelals to rll$h to spe­&(nitl. whlln the bundle of cially built shillt~rs carrying Bawas Stanwh he stole exploded In his land records SO that nucleuIruuJiers. The booby trap con· war survivors can "rewln and for Peace Inlng t~r g..~ and I brightly demonstrate ownership" of BaWlcolouroo dy.. was ~llonated by prop~rty that is nol detroytd. Ule) tree.ranr;:". lll~microwa..e from the bank. plan has also placed II Police just laughed when new emphasis on volunteersthey caught him, Iithough he and self· help by ord1nllry cltI· So Lon~, & ThankslI$ in excruciating pain. zens who are ~Jlpe,,ed to For All the Vuel Daniel Cenelatro, 27, was "assume greater rcspoosllJilItydenied medical treatment, and for their survival prutecdon i .I~ suing the bank for $2 mil· For over 10 years the Ilnt·lion. Ish Home Office has had plans tree. Mark f th B st Proressor Reto Scholl has sUr,Iil:Skd In II S"lss newslet­ (er thaI mtlles " 110 ttst posllile 10 (he AIDS lrus ShDUld b I:aUoocd on Ull.k pcntse.s. U .s.od thl: mar. wUllld be visible only if S6 (ook pla(;~ llnd coplllnt lead ({j Ii penon twin ostracised. 9
  • BOOK., REVIEWS Polarity Therapy by Alan Siegel N.D. Available Harper & Row/Collins Polarity Therapy is the science of stimulat­ ing and balancing the bodys life energy. We all have the ability to heal dis-ease as well as to create it with our own intrinsic energy. This book is a practical guide to releasing blocked energy flows. through polarity energy balancing. It incorporates polarity yoga and shows ways to develop positive attitudes and thoughts. Polarity Therapy is densely illustrated and all instructions are clearly readable. enabling you to be your own therapist using the book as a guide. llluminating the nature of laying on Soy Source hands, this is an interesting addition to the many new therapies available. Polarity by John DaWiles Therapy illustrates an imaginative healing Available Allen & Unwin P.O. Box perspective on life and the world. 764, Nth Sydney ~ $9.95At last! A handy little book that explainssoy beans and the many soyfoods extracted ,from them - such as Tempeh, Shoyu, Miso.Yuba and many more. The book describes infull, how to prepare and use these nutritiousfoods and the recipes are delightful andvaried. A great opportunity to become famil­iar with the versatile soybean and learn to Mal(e) Practiceincorporate it into your diet in a number of How Doctors Manipulateways. Soy Source disproves the myth that soy­ Womenbeans are boring or difficult to prepare and by Robert S. Me..delsohn M.D.shows how this amazing source of protein Available from International Health=~a_~ Promotions, P.O. Box 155, Lane Cove 2066 - $19.95 A practising doctor for 25 years, Dr. Men­ delsohn sets out to totally expose many institutional medical myths by baring the Riding the Ox Home The Art of Survival true facts about the overuse of surgery, x­ by Willard Johnson A Guide to Yoga Therapy rays, pills and many of the condescending by Dr M. I. Charote & practices of modern medicine. This book Available Harper & RowlCollins­ Maureen Lockhart arms women with the true inside story on the $22.95 Available: Allen & Unwin, need forroutine check-ups which all womenThis book is an history of meditation from are supposed to undergo throughout their PO Box 764, North Sydney $17.95shamanism to science. A unique historical adult lives - and how to assess an inner needsurvey, it covers the origins of meditative For a wide range of readers - beginners, to say no. It gives a comprehensive list ofstates in prehistoric cultures and tribal ritual teachers, therapists, beginners and health fifty commonly prescribed pills that allthrough the development of Eastern medita­ professionals, this book is an anthology of women should avoid,listing side effects andtion and discip.l.ine$. inc1JJdingHindu and experiences in many areas of Yoga. It con­ names of the drugs.Buddhist. tains contributions from authors and healers Written with a mixture of sarcasm and A fascinating book containing a wealth of world-wide on the principles and exercises humour. Mal(e) Practice communicates ahistorical information, it points the way to a of Yoga, relaxation, meditation, acupunc­ vitally importaRt message to women - theclear path of self-understanding and self­ ture, childbirth, osteopathy ~d other related extraordinary level of invasive and unneces­fulfilment Beautifully illustrated with Japa­ healing processes. sary $urg~ and medication which is rou­nese scrolls, Riding the Ox Home is a valu­ The Art of Survival is defmitely an tinely prescribed as a way of medicallyable historical record 1IndM!IOUl:Ce for sha­ excellent tool for therapists; very much a processing human beings with minimummanism and meditation. textbook, it is not illustrated. effort and understanding.40
  • Healing Music by Andrew Watson and Nevill Drury Available Allen &: Unwin, Box 764 Nth. Sydney. • $9.95 Music is fmding its place and being recog­ nised as an essential part of Wholistic Heal­ ing - treating the whole being. Healing Mu­ sic presents an overview of wholistic Health and explains how music plays a vital role in the healing process. Chapters explain en­ Change ergy levels within us, exercises for creative by John Wood visualisation and overviews of New Age The I Ching of the From Catalytic Reactions, music in the United States, Britain, Europe Goddess PO Box 1069 Crows Nest 2065 $15 and Australasia. There are diagrams show­ ing the chakras and their musical relation­ by Barbara G. WalkerBypassing the intellect andcommunicating ships, explanations, bibliography and music Available Harper & Row/Collins ­directly with the subconscious mind checklists. Well-presented and easy to read, $12.95through animistic imagery, Change is not so this alternative healing book contains great One of Americas leading feminists, Bar­much a book as a talisman coittaining no source material. bara Wa1kBr again opens your eyes to thewritten words. It invokes and evokes a bal­ myths of history. This time she explores theance of black and white, male and female, theme of the creation of the Great Motl:.:rleft and right; a union of opposites. and Goddess images of the various world Change can be used for meditation over cultures that worshipped Her. She points outa moon cycle; according to its creator, it can the historical occurrences that created manybe used to draw your complementary other WingeaSerpentsDancing disjointed stories which, in tum, spawnedhalf to you - on many levels. It has been ac­ many myths.claimed by Guboo Ted Thomas of the Wal­ by Vincent Selleck Available: Shekinah Foundation, All this is explored within the context oflaga Lake Aboriginal community as the first the 1 Ching, the ancient Taoist Book ofbook which communicates on deep. PO Box Thora NSW 2454 • $5 Changes. Interpretations of the hexagramsdreamtime levels accessible to Aboriginals A 43-page booklet written to explain the are interesting and follow the ancient Chi­and colonists alike. Harmonic Convergence which took nese patterns. They are clear to read and place in August 1987, Winged Serpents interpret and each hexagram has an accom­ Dancing deals with the Aztec and Hopi panying black and white plate. There are Indian propheci<1S. and (he upcoming Eal1h colour versions of all the hexagrams in a Link 88. Other topics include humanitys central block within the book. The 1Ching of voice in me plllle1lUY awakening, sacred the Goddess is a work which would grace the sites, rituaJ.s, an<l the meaning behind current shelves of a mystic or a feminist - a rare changes in the world-mind - a companion to combination. } Vincent Sellecks Path of the Dragon. Windows of the Mind by G.M. Glaskin Available Harper & RowlCollins­ $10.95Windows of the Mind is a book that ex­ The Dowsing &plores astral travel and re-discovering previ­ Healing Manual !J{ea£tfifrom gOds gardenous incarnations. It gives fascinating ac­ by Maria Trebencounts of peoples ~ourneys", including the by Alanna Moore From Internation Health Promotions,authors own experiences. There are de­ Available: Dowsing News. PO Box 155 Lane Cove 2066 - $16.95tailed . instructions on how to mentally PO Box 195, Katoomba 2780 $13 p.p. Another wonderful book by the author of"travel" without losing consciousness of thenow. All you need are a couple of close This dowsing manual has much informa­ Health Through Gods Pharmacy, the pres­friends and a quiet space and you can jour­ tion about the various forms of dowsing. entation is clear and contains beautiful col­ney into the realms of your mind, using the Informative topics covered include radion­ lour drawings of the herbs. It starts with a•Chrlstos Method of freeing the astral ics, biofeedback, magnets, crystals, orgone chapter on how to use the book and contin­body. This reviewer has personally experi­ devices, the chakras. pendulums, flower ues with chapters on preventions and curesenced this method and found that it really essences, colour healing and a great deal and standard herbal recipes.works - I didnt expect to appear as a four­ more. Ailments are alphabetically listed and ateen-year old male in the Fire of London! The Duwsing and 1leQltnr MWlU4l is a choice of treatments is listed. A large list Qf For those who are into the concept ofpast self-published boOk witll a hand-mad~ feel dis-eases and problems are covered in the lives, this book is a fascinating and handy • it is presented as a manual, with little use of book, making it an invaluable, up-to-date graphics. edition for healer or layperson alike. tool for those realms. 41
  • Summer Planting Guide During the long, bot summer it isnt too late to Borage Spring-Autumn plant some useful vegetation. Always use local and Caraway Spring-Autumn non-bybrid seeds wbere possible! Cbervil Spring-Autumn The following vegetation can be planted in a bot, Cbives All Year temperate Australian climate: Coriander Spring-A utumn Dill All Year Hyssop Spring-Autumn Ye 2eta bles :f]antin2 Times Marjoram August-Marcb / Beans September -February Mint Spring-Autumn Beetroot August-May Oregano August-Marcb Broccoli January-Marcb Parsley August-Marcb , Brussels Sprout Decem ber-Marcb Rosemary Spring-Autumn Cabbage August-May Sage August-Marcb Carrot August-May Tbyme August-Marcb Cauliflower December-Marcb Celery August-May Others Plantin2 Times Melons October-December Lettuce All Year Rbubarb June-November I Mustard & Cress All Year Onion Marcb-July Tomato August-January Pea February-November Flowers flantin2 Times Pumpkin September-January Calendula August-A pril Radish All Seasons Carnation Autumn-Spring Silverbeet All Year LaVl!Dder Spring-Autumn Herbs i PJantin2 Times MarigoJd Spring (all year, no frost) Balm (lemon) Spring-Autumn Snapdragon All Seasons Basil Spring-Autumn Sweat pea February-April Verbena Spring-Autumn Plant Habits All Plants fall Into one of the following groups: ANNU AL -Matures, flowers and dies each year (e.g. Basll,Tomatoes). Usually grown from seeds. BIENNIAL - Lives for two years (e.g. Parsley). PERENNIAL - Survives Indefinitely (e.g. Rose­ mary, Lavender, Sage, Mint, Thyme). Every three years you shQuld root divide perennials. Using a sharp knife, divide the plant from the root Into several Individual plants, each with a "heel" of roots. If you dont the plant will become "woody" and stop growing. Plant Propagation 1. Seeds· normal reproduction. Lavender, Sage etc) - "roughen" the back of a few 2. Root-Division· water the plant well. Remove it branches of the plant with a knife (this stimulates the from its pot or soil, gently prizing the roots apart Into growth of roots). Peg or tie these branches down Into the separate clumps. Cut downward and separate Intoseveral soil, leaving them undisturbed for several months. When roots have developed, sever the connecting branch and new plants. repot as a new plant a 3. Layering (or Pegging down - e.g. Rosemary, - Brian Spears42 Nexus New Times Three
  • ...... ~Il"" - ..1 In Cra.. yl..... DOt n_rll7 repr-nl liIe vle... 111 NEXUS Ne... n _ (j1(.9l!PE/flj9ft Le tte rs Whats a NEXUS? popular Uiilyth- or supernaturall NEXUS: noun. Bond, link, connection. (lAliIt "ecle" - 10 bind) Earth First! Roadshow nlraordlnary tales .rlse, Ipread - Concise Oxford Dic,ionaryDear Friends: and enhance, developlna a lire .11 I have recently returned rrom my or their o...n In lsoIaUon, rull or NEXUS: The Size of the House of Repretentatlvetsecond US Ralnror.t Roadahow - p.rtlal, rrom reality. This Is slow, - Australia" Constituliontwo months or crulslna the States palnalaklng work which c.n only Through our first Ihree Issues "e at NEXUS N~", TI",•• have tried to defineror &,,10 Flr61! We played In 20 be done by backtracklna on Inror- ...hat OUr slanl, our edUorial policy Is. But like re.llty Ilselr, definItionscities, about 9,000 miles or rree- mallon sources to dllcover the Just canl keep up.way, average or 100 In the audl· dlltortlon. or over••lmpllncaUons Since were a new .nd truly Independent (deprived) publlcallon, muchence, drhlna around In an old / ... which .re Introduced at uch llaae or what youre readlna Is complied by dlllaent medl. monllorlna and CO:ll-t.ntDIiD.m station waaon with • U- or the proc. . or link In the chain. NECTING observ.tlons. U you Ilk. ua plUK 51IB5CBIBEn.ul trailer rull or t-shirts, vld-, In this manner I would like 10 rol· An estr.ordfnary deluae or ractl belleaes everyone In the lale-201hsnake oil and trinkets oft the back. low up on two .tatemenll In your cenlury, Increaslna until everyones eyes beliin to glaze over In sheerIt was areat .nd Im aolna back l..ue 1: overload. One or the major runctlons or NEXUS Is to sorl throuah IhlsneKt year ror more. 1.p33 - .....116 cr,.,,"Ji,.e co"po- modern medla-ocre maze to glean aralns or aold rrom the sand. Last December, a couple or ,.e,.1$ cllrre..", per.eatl", ,Ioblll We lr.nsmlt Inrorm.tion on seU-help heallna techniques, Includlnarrlenda .nd I did a shon Roadshow co ie.ioll ".orb, ctJIIIJI"- IIftout sections and chans; these syltems all deserve to be more accessible....lth the rllm "Glv~ Tr... .. ers, UU,e. ..,.4 r.....".;.. lo,. Dont let the deluae dlscouraae youl You can empower yourselr by:c".... u.. - Tamworth, Armld.le, uvice. ..,. palse4 lor ,../illratlo .. COMMUNICATING your bellers and Inslpts to olher peopleBelllnaen, Granon, Lismore, b, cr,.,.. co...cioll.,.e.. Ii,Io, WRITING letters 10 relevant organlsallons, Individuals and pollllcl.nsMurwlllumb.h. This December ...e b.I,.,. 01 .. IIi,Ioer Iii_lI6lo,.." THINKING alob.lly but ACTING locally. Remember 10 READ!would like to do • looaer Road- 2.p7 • "/,. II P.",II1o 1UUP1 tIols All Inrormatlon round herein Is on computer me and source materialshow, Sunshine Cout to Mel- ,.lIr, r.",aI,.. 01 II,. A60r;,I,.II c.n be accessed by writing to: Tlo. Abu"" RuorrU. c/o NEXUS.bourne. ..",."".., ".r. tli.cover.4 11114 Ir you think .nylhlna In NEXUS II Incorrect or biased, pleue wrUe us At present I .m conslderlna .,04 at 47,000 ,ellrl oW; tIt6 DIll- • Ieller and say ao • or beller stili, write an .nlcle that presents your polnlstartlna around Nambour on De- .., tliICovere4 " ....... ..,lIe•• II or view (see the submissions notice ror detaUI).cember 1st .nd dolna shows In DII E4JfJt. JI Ir you dont wlnl your letter published In G",pelli,.~, piuse wrile NotDrlsbane, Mur...lllumb.h, Byron, Item 1 Is .n example 01 the un· ror Publication" clearly upon It - tell us lr you dont want your n.me pub-Lismore, Nlmbln, GranOI, corrs testable. Item 2 Is an example or I..hed - pen-n.mes .re .ccepted ror publication. Ir you come across anyHarbour, Belllnaen. Armld.le. how a recent dllcovery c.n be very cllpplna. . .rtlcles Or Inro youd like to network send them In.Tamworth, Kempsey, Ne...c.slle, quickly enhanced Into complete Wed love ID hear rrom .nyone who can help to rurther extend ourKatoomba, Sydney and the north- nonsellle and raillty. distribution, partiCUlarly outside New Soulh W.les. Having Increased theern beach.., Canberr.. Eden, Eut The Item 2 .tatement Is a rerer· mlImne ID 56 paaes (without Increulna the cover price) ...e can conllnueGippsland, Geelona .nd endina In ence ID some broken slones belna to network just enoullh or lhe literal mounlaln or Inrorm.llon thai bcsieaesMelbourne around December 20th. round at quarry taces - hardly sur- us! We will show the film th.t I co- prlslna In the Ilaht or .11 the heavy Live Looa .nd Prosper - R.A. ,. McG.produced, "Eiuf" Flrsl!" and will machinery oper.Una. I have thegive a presentation about the rain- relevant paper clippings, tic: .nd Southern Festivals approprl.te to the ..ason or theroresll and deep ecology. We ...iII Im sure nO..r • ...,.;... 0/11,. Aborlgi- Dear Folks, year. Thus, ror those who wouldbe ralslna money ror ralnrorest 1141 ..",•••,.," ... ere round. The J would like 10 write I couple or celebrate on Oclober 31st, It wfJI beconserv.tlon .nd carrylna our own broken stones just m1ahl, on ralnt parallraphs vlz-.-vlz Ihe Great the equivalent 01 M.y Eve In Iheprojeclor. possibility, have been broken by Festivals - or which H ..lIo",..,. north, the Spring FestivII or Bel- We ...ould like to contact .nyone Aborlalnals". Facll .re: [October 31s1) Is one. I will Iry to _~. The Bel of that name origi-wno Is Interested In helplna ora.n·Ise the shows, parllcularly In Easl 1. All broken cobbles/pebblel (.rteracts) have come rrom the expilin the original slanlnc.nce nated rrom B. and BIIII/, an arche- type or the Great Horned One (lhe and present.day observance.Gippsland or Geelona. line 01 scree al Ihe base or Ihe Thla Is • bU more complicated n.ture aod P_) - hence lhe May- For lhe Earth quarry draallnel vertical races. than It 50unda because H.lIoween, pole symbolism. John Seed 2. The lIones could have been bro- or as It was call". by III- Celts - Kindred Splrlll Quarlerly Ralnrorest Inrorm.tlon Centre, ken by .nclenll or (more likely?) SIIIIIlIai,. (pronoulllld SD.... waill or P.O. Box 101 P.O. BOIl: 368. Lismore, NSW by the draallne bucket which exca· So",,. or SO"~,.), Is a pivotal Beaa, NSW, 2350 2480 vales these races. restlv.1 marklna the moment when Cost of Enlightenment 3. N_ or the broken atones have bolh Winter and the Celtic New Media Monitor been obtained In situ. De.r Nuus, Ye.r commence. Conaratulallons on a areal maga-Dear Nexus people, 4: The sediment ae Is not doubted; Aparl rrom wh.l one would nor- zine. I was, however, some...hat As a colledor or peace move- based on radiocarbon .nd ther· mally ..socl.le wJlh such • se.- concerned about Ihe arllcle andment trlvl. and cont.cts_ I pur· molumlnescence daleL The doubl 10n.1 moment, it Is also a time .dverUsement rlllardlna Ihe visitchased your N.x... N.", Tj",. . Is ...hether the aravels contain bro- ...hen ones dead rrlenda .nd kin to Austr.lI. or J.Z. Knlahl andIuue lInd find It a moderately ken stones berore mIn Ina I.kes came Inlo the Circle to eIIoy Ihe Ramth. the splril aulde who chan·.bsorblna mixture or the serious place. nre and communion. Bec.use or nels throuah her..nd the .bsurd. I walk pretty much 5: Checking has clarlned th.t nre Ihls aspect, and possibly because II While nol wlshina to make aon the serlou. side of lire, but remains (possibly campsites?) re- Is such • very Imporllnl restlv.1 ror Judgement on the aenulness or thismaybe I should be more on the corded .1 CllIereaah .re NOT Pagllll, that Its meaning has been phenomenon, I do wonder why.bsurd side? I sometimes think so. rrom the qu.rry excav.llons ...here shanah.led, ...arped (In the usual the broken slones c.n be collected. manner) and lhen orrered back .s splrllual enUahlenmenl In lhis The chler vibrational ....verorm Moreover, the nre remalnl are In som elhlna rull or terrlrylng aspects case comes .t a cost 01 $395 In suchInvolved In Ihe crystal conspir-acy", I am sure, Is the dollar sian higher sediments or much younaer such as ahosts, evil spirits, • leillna •• lhe Hyatt Klngsaale($)! This II to say, It Is laraely • aae... thus havlna nolhlng 10 do beasties, etc. Hotel, Klnaa CrOll.rraud oper.nt upon our never·end· wllh the "mplements" In lime Or Bul u a rule, P~alla .nd Old Surely such teachlnlll should being aullibillty and our aenuine .pace. Rellalonlsl. in general have no within the reach 01 all seekers orsincere hope ror aood vibrations The CBDPG sends besl wishes of rearrul reellngs about rrlends and Iruth, not just the ...ealthy, andInd aood karma In the world. Peace, Love and Concord 10 all. ramlly whove passed ....ay - Why, should be rree Or .1 leasl available May you be well and happy, Indeed, should we unless we are .t • nomln.1 cost or donlllon. Your maaazine is servlna a John Byrnes, Secretary, saluraled in aulll?! Thlls nOI Ihe I canl Imaalne many ordinaryuaerul purpose nonelheless .nd end or the slory. people belna able to arrord lhisyour readers are rree to aleve Ihe Concord, Burwood ,. Districl When Paans In Ihe soulhern spiritual eKperience. Keep up Iheseeda rrom the charr. K.U,T.G.W•. Peace Group, PO nox 264, hdlllsphcre celebr.le the norlhern aood work with your magazine. keep disseminating. Summer Hili, NSW 2130 r",Uval_ lbey should do so .1 a lime Yours sincerely Tina Sherrirr I I I am complllna an article on how Nexus New Times Three 43