In this January issue:
Edutainment media video of the month (The Sky is NOT the Limit!)
Aloha beloved Lovevolutionaries!
2012’s cycle of transformation has kicked off a new cycle around the sun, and this year of 13 means a time of magic and wonder are upon us. We here at the Lovevolution Foundation are very excited about the potential for evolutionary leaps forward by the human species. The time for individual self-actualization has arrived, and each of us are undergoing the birthing pains of re-emergence. Don’t be afraid to reinvent everything, every aspect of your being awaits your attention to detail, as you imagine the most beautiful possible version of who you truly ARE in your magnificence, and enact that being upon this hurting world. The planet needs you! So we are dubbing this year the cycle of Global Enlightenment and are doing our part to inspire the world through EDUTAINMENT… beginning with a new album and world tour that explores the words of the ancient prophets, i.e. the voices that started the most popular religions in the world today… but re-articulated in a modern compelling language that everyone can understand and relate to. Enlightenment features the poetic words of Krishna, King Solomon, Buddha, Jesus, and the prophet Mohammad (peace be upon them all) staged together so as to showcase the perennial golden thread of truth that pervades their legends, and to reclaim the mythos of these lost narratives and condense their core message into a movie for the mind that is transformative on the most fundamental level. This is a metamorphosis experience, as the listener… you become a time-traveler, and are escorted by the Goddess Pele back through space-time 5000 years. Each track is set to stunning music, indicative of the regions and eras in which these ancient masters lived. This is a project of epic proportions, which seeks to unify ancient cultural and philosophical wisdom with this new and evolving fast paced techno-world. A Valentines release date is scheduled for 2/14/13 (pre-order your copy now by emailing PoetryInMotionProductions@msn.com
). To schedule an Enlightenment Tour in your area please contact our Publicist Sebastian St. John at 808.446.1344, Tour dates run from July-October 2013.
Second, last year we reported on the ‘passing’ of our founder DreamingBear, and his transition to the ‘other side’ as it were, via his prognosis of Asperger’s Syndrome, and the spinal cord fusion procedure he underwent. This was a time of great change for our founder as he sought to establish a new way of being for himself… both privately and professionally, hence the emergence of the Baraka Project. We are happy to report that he is physically healing from that surgery experience and is also integrating his understanding of Apies into his every waking breath. In the interim, he has focused his energy on healing and has also earned his Ph. D. in Philosophy… and he is the driving creative force behind both the ‘Enlightenment’ album and our upcoming Enlightenment World Tour. As he brings his research expertise and voice to the project (to weave a tapestry of ancient-future poetic beauty), he has also determined to re-emerge from this year-long hiatus into his new role as Dr. DreamingBear! This means he will be embracing the totality of his abilities, both as an epic orator, and as the voice of the Lovevolution. Here is a message from our founder:
“Aloha friends and fellow co-authors of this new tomorrow. I have been in absolute hibernation for nearly a year, rebuilding the damage to my body, and reinventing ways to inspire the world at large. Since the Baraka project, I have been blessed to receive many letters of appreciation and love from people around this world who’ve been moved by the Lovevolution Foundations work, and it gives me great joy to know that I am not alone in my desire to give the Universe goose-bumps! Mahalo from this heart for allowing me to remain vulnerable, and for all the well wishes and healing energy sent from your souls to mine. It is deeply appreciated! I have decided to grow now, to put every story of the past behind me, I’m allowing myself the permission to rise and shine in the way I was specifically designed to do, as a Poet Laureate of Nature, as a Voice of the Trees, as an Authentic Heart wanting to be joined by as many of you as possible in my ascent to the sky. I welcome your continued support, and ask only that you have the audacity to LIVE YOUR DREAMS TOO! Because there is already peace, all we have to do is love each other without shame. Viva Lovevolution!
Dr. Dreaming Bear
1st Annual Compassion in Action Award
We began a new tradition this year with the Compassion in Action award given to Dr. Beth Savitt. Dr. Savitt is an entrepreneur and charity organizer who has made countless contributions to individuals across the globe. Empowered by the Savitt Family Foundation she is a veritable saint going around and helping those in need with resources, emotional support, and we here at TLF think of her as a kind of modern day Mother Theresa except minus the religion and with a willingness to help those who need it most, when they need it! Dr. Savitt, from us here at the Lovevolution Foundation, and on behalf of the hundred of people you help every year, we thank you for being a living embodiment of Compassion in Action!
Lovevolution Foundation is proud to support the next TEDxMaui, which will take place on Sunday, January 13th, 2013 at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center. This all-day event will present innovative and inspiring speakers and performers who have the courage to dream and change the world with revolutionary ideas. Tickets are now on sale! Visit http://tedxmaui.com/
We are delighted to have the following speakers and performers share the stage for our 2013 TEDxMaui event.
Paul Atkins - From Antarctica to the tropical Pacific, Emmy-winning filmmaker Paul Atkins has documented the world’s wildlife and cultures for National Geographic, the BBC, PBS, and numerous feature films. Paul is passionate about the preservation of the natural world, especially in his ecologically vulnerable island home, Hawai’i. His first National Geographic special, the multiple Emmy-winning Hawai’i: Strangers in Paradise, dramatized the threat of alien species invasion; and Michel Cousteau’sVoyage to Kure, on which Paul served as director of photography, convinced President George W. Bush to designate the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands as a National Monument in 2006.
Chad Kālepa Baybayan -
Chad Kālepa Baybayan is captain and navigator of the Hawaiian deep-sea voyaging canoes Hōkūleʻa, Hawaiʻiloa, and Hōkūalakaʻi. He has been an active participant in the Polynesian voyaging renaissance since 1975 and has sailed on all the major voyages of Hōkūleʻa throughout the South Pacific, the west coast, and Japan. He was the past Site Director for Honuakai, a community based experiential learning center of the ‘Aha Pūnana Leo that utilizes an all Hawaiian speaking crew aboard Hōkūalakaʻi, the newest of a growing fleet of voyaging canoes that are symbolic of the intense interest among local communities in the voyaging arts and the Oceanic tradition of deep-sea navigation. Kālepa currently serves as Navigator in Residence at the ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaiʻi, developing wayfinding activities, curriculum, and education materials that engage learners and educators of all ages to explore their universe and realize their full potential.
Michael Bernard Beckwith
- Michael Bernard Beckwith is the founder and spiritual director of the Agape International Spiritual Center and founder of the Agape University of Transformational Studies and Leadership located on the Agape campus in Los Angeles. Beckwith is an international speaker and teacher of meditation, and originator of the Life Visioning ProcessTM. His books include: Life Visioning, Spiritual Liberation~Fulfilling Your Soul’s Potential, Inspirations of the Heart, Forty Day Mind Fast Soul Feast, A Manifesto of Peace, and TranscenDance.
He has appeared on The Oprah Show, Larry King Live, Tavis Smiley
, and his own PBS special, The Answer Is You.
Rickie Byars Beckwith
- Rickie Byars Beckwith is a singer-songwriter, whose transcendent music opens the heart, touches the soul, and uplifts the spirit. Rickie is the Music and Arts Director of the Agape International Spiritual Center where she directs the more than 200-member Agape International Choir. She has performed in multiple sessions with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, at Green Festivals across North America, and at countless Peace Concerts that promote unity and the principles of non-violence. Together with her husband, Rev. Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith, founder of the Agape International Spiritual Center, their powerful partnership has resulted in a dynamic catalogue of songs that enable transformational healing through the power of music. Rickie, and the Agape International Choir, are heard daily throughout North America, Europe, Africa, Egypt, India – and all places in between. Rickie, and the Agape Choir under her direction, have collaborated with many, including Stevie Wonder, John Legend, Will.I.Am, Niki Haris and Brenda Marie Eager.
Jim Channon -
Called the business world’s “first corporate shaman” by Fortune
magazine, Jim Channon social architect, philosopher, and futurist combined. He is a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army. Most notably he is remembered for creating the First Earth Battalion manual and his story was chronicled in the film Men Who Stare at Goats. Recognized worldwide as the original pioneer of the corporate visioning process, Jim has been a trusted strategic designer for ten of the World’s largest companies. He was the lead futurist and educational technologist for the U.S. Army. Presently his social architecture looks toward a new Pacific renaissance. Channon is currently retired from the Army and resides in Hawai’i.
- Sean Connelly is the author of Hawaii-Futures, an online resource for advancing Hawaiian urbanism. Born and raised on O’ahu, Sean attended Castle High School and earned his B.A. in Environmental Urban Design and a Doctorate of Architecture from the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa. Now based in Honolulu and New York, Sean brings his knowledge of Hawaiian culture and ecology to help empower communities, restore ecosystems, and secure local abundance for future generations.
- WenLu Duffy is a sixteen year-old violinist and composer. Raised on Maui, she started violin at age six, and continued onward to learn piano, guitar, bass, and ukulele. She started learning music composition in spring of 2011. She recently found her voice with her electric violin, and started composing eccentric pieces for violin. She has played at many popular gigs around the island. She has played at Zeptember, a Led Zeppelin tribute show at Mulligans on the Blue. She has also opened for phenomenal performers including Murray Thorne, Shea Derrick of Freeradicals Projekt, and MothXP. She also performs with the Maui Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, Maui Pops Orchestra, and the Honolulu Youth Symphony.
Alex Grey - Beginning his career as a medical illustrator at Harvard Medical School, visionary artist Alex Grey is best known for his paintings which present the physical and subtle anatomy of an individual in the context of cosmic, biological and technological evolution. His art has been featured in Time, Newsweek, the Discovery Channel, and the album art of TOOL, the Beastie Boys and Nirvana.
Kamea Hadar - As the Lead Director of Pow Wow Hawaii, Kamea Hadar is on a mission to publicly engage the broader community in the process and creation of art. Pow Wow Hawaii is an annual gathering that brings together artists from around the world and is radically transforming industrial space in Honolulu. Kamea grew up in the worlds of his Japanese/Korean mother and Israeli father. He began studying drawing and painting from a young age. As a child he took classes at the Honolulu Art Academy and University of Hawaii; and spent periods living, studying and creating at the Sorbonne in Paris, University of St. Louis in Madrid and the University of Tel Aviv, Israel. His work has evolved over the years from his very traditionally schooled oil on canvas photo-realism to more surreal portraits that experiment with negative space, strip down their subjects to their purest forms, and aim to communicate more with less. Kamea is the youngest board member of the Hawaii Arts Alliance and currently resides in Honolulu, HI.
Graham Hill -
“Designpreneur” Graham Hill founded the eco-blog TreeHugger.com, to help, as he says, “push sustainability into the mainstream.” After selling Treehugger.com to Discovery in ’07, it remains one of the most trafficked green blogs reaching more than 5 million unique visitors per month. His latest venture, LifeEdited, designs space-efficient buildings, products and lifestyles to yield more money, health and happiness with less stuff, space and energy. The New York Times
called one of their interior design projects “the apartment of the future.” Other past ventures include fashion, viral email and plant-based air ﬁlters. Residing in New York and Maui, he schemes daily about how he can help humanity avoid rapid extinction.
Quayle Hodek -
Called one of the “7 Hottest CEO’s “ by Treehugger.com and one of Red Herring’s “Top 25 Entrepreneurs Under 35,” Quayle Hodek is a pioneer in the field of renewable energy. As the CEO of Renewable Choice Energy, Quayle has been on a mission to convince companies that switching to renewable energy is the right thing to do, for the planet and the bottom line.
Archie Kalepa -
Recently inducted to the Hawaii Watermen’s Hall of Fame, fifth-generation Lahaina resident and Lahainaluna graduate Archie Kalepa is one of Hawaii’s greatest ocean sports pioneers. A legendary big-wave surfer, Archie is an accomplished waterman who is one of a handful of men able to successfully tow surf the enormous waves that break on Maui’s north shore. In addition to his achievements riding waves, he’s also a leader in the development of innovative safety equipment and rescue techniques using jet skis and water sleds. Kalepa is a key player in the push to modernize and innovate stand up paddling and is dedicated to resurrecting interest in the traditional Hawaiian sport of canoe surfing.
Brian Kennedy - Brian Kennedy is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Buck Institute for Research on Aging. He is internationally recognized for his research in the basic biology of aging and as a visionary committed to translating research discoveries into new ways of detecting, preventing and treating age-related conditions. Kennedy earned his PhD at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His pioneering work as a graduate student led to the discovery that Sirtuins (SIR2) – enzymes that coordinate cell stress and metabolism – are key factors in the aging process. His current work involves nutrient signaling pathways linked to dietary restriction. Kennedy has published more than 100 manuscripts in prestigious journals including Science, Nature, Cell and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. He served on the National Institutes of Health Cellular Mechanisms of Aging and Development study section from 2006 to 2012, as well as on the grant review committee for the American Federation for Aging Research. He is co-Editor-in Chief of Aging Cell, and an Associate Editor for multiple journals. He is co-founder of Delos Pharmaceuticals and NuVita Animal Health Inc., is a co-author on aging research patents and serves as a consultant for Biotech and Pharmaceutical companies. Brian is actively involved in aging research in the Pacific Rim, which features the largest elderly population in the world.
Sherry Lynn - Sherry Lynn is a counselor and artist who has worked therapeutically with children and families since 1993. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Parsons School of Design, NYC and her certification in art therapy from The New School for Social Research in 1993. In 2002, Sherry completed her Masters of Arts in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology and Art Therapy from Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. Sherry has worked and taught on Maui, the mainland United States, and Australia for parents and professionals in the human service fields. She has led educational and therapeutic programs for Colorado State University, University of Colorado at Boulder’s Multicultural Counseling Center and Ombud’s Office, Naropa University, and Indiana University. She currently teaches the Nurturing Families of Hawai’i curriculum for the Institute for Family Enrichment and runs the Pono Parenting Program in upcountry Maui.
Born and raised in Hawai‘i, Makana is an internationally acclaimed master of Hawaiian slack key guitar, singer, composer, and one of Hawaii’s cultural ambassadors to the world. He has performed in venues worldwide ranging from Tianjin Opera House in China to The White House, and his music has been featured on multiple Grammy®-nominated albums. The focus of his art is to honor the beauty of tradition while exploring new, relevant perceptions and themes. Makana is also very active in building and nurturing community and awareness in the fields of food and nutrition, land, values, education, social engineering strategies, health and spiritual growth. He is a respected activist and received worldwide attention for his poetic protest in 2011 at the APEC World Leaders’ Dinner that was hosted by the Obamas. His hobbies include growing food and sowing clarity through philosophy on his blog, Mindmints.com.
Next Level Theater Productions -
Next Level Theater Productions, under the leadership of Rachel Deboer, is a team of dedicated performers, dancers, body painters, aerialists, puppeteers, costume designers, filmmakers, musicians, fire dancers, and photographers who create stunning and transcendent black light shows based on ancient cultural and mythological stories from around the world. Based on Maui, Next Level Theater educates the world about Hawaiian culture with the magic of making the invisible visible through astonishing black light illusions and simple storytelling.
Jenelle Peterson -
Believing that “being an inspiration to children is the most progressive political act of all,” Jenelle Peterson has taught in classrooms as diverse as Compton and Maui. She attended the New School for Social Research in New York City, receiving both a Masters of Science in Teaching and a certification in Secondary Social Studies Education. Janelle is currently a 4th grade teacher at Maui Preparatory Academy.
Kim Rosen, MFA, is the author of Saved by a Poem: The Transformative Power of Words
. Combining her devotion to poetry with her background as a teacher and therapist, she has touched listeners around the world with the power of spoken poems to heal and inspire individuals and communities. She is the co-creator of 4 CDs of spoken poems and music and her work has been featured in O Magazine, The Sun, The New Yorker and Spirituality and Health Magazine.
Lauren C. Roth Venu -
Lauren C. Roth Venu has been a leader in integrated systems planning and ecological design for over 11 years. She is the Founder and President of Roth Ecological Design Int. LLC (REDI), a Pacific-based partner to several leading U.S. ecological engineering firms. REDI’s team provides consulting, project management, design/build and operational services for natural systems technologies for stormwater and onsite wastewater treatment as well as performing water audits for existing buildings. As part of the design team, she was a recipient of a Regional U.S. EPA Award (2005) for the innovative and cost-savings nature of the design of the 5th Hole Water Feature at Hualalai Resort, Hawai’i. Lauren is also the Co-Founder of Ke Kai Ola Farms, a research and development 501 c3 non-profit, focused on the advancement of sustainable saltwater bioremediation systems and integrated marine aquaculture techniques. Her clients include commercial and residential developers, government, architects, schools, and industry.
Visit: www.BarakaKanaan.com to get an advanced signed copy of this new album. (100% of proceeds go to charity!) http://www.dreamingbear.net/products.html
Mauitopia: Hawaiian Adventure Retreats
Hawaiian Mauitopia Experience
All inclusive 7 Days and nights on the Magical Isle of Maui!
March 16th-23rd 2013
Register Now by visiting www.Mauitopia.us
2013 Retreat Schedule:
Special New Year's Retreat 12/28th-1/4th
If you haven't booked this all inclusive, TAX-DEDUCTIBLE experience… then do it today by visiting: www.Mauitopia.us
(100% of proceeds go to charity!) Don’t miss out on the final book by DreamingBear before his transition to Baraka called Naked Singularity, it covers all the latest limit-edge sciences, and explains everything from the possibility of time travel to the interior of black holes… this book is for the advanced seeker ready to have their minds blown wide open. Visit http://www.dreamingbear.net/products.html
Calling All Poets, Orators, Artists, and Musicians!
This is a school where aspiring writers, poets/orators and musicians can come to hone their dionysian abilities and talents with Commercially Successful Master Poets, Epic Orators, Naturalists, and World Class Musicians. Learn how to create and deliver poetry that truly inspires. Come hone your verbal alchemy and learn to channel the cauldron of poesy. Find your instrument, and activate your gift musically.
Through immersion in Nature, Entheogenic Experiences, Hawaiian Culture and Multi Media Performances in public. It all happens at the Center for Metamorphosis where activated individuals can come and immerse themselves in their gifts for 1,3, or 6 months. Emphasis is on discovering and honing YOUR GIFT through the arts, with curricula stemming from 4 main areas of: Nature, Art, Music/Movement, and Personal Aesthetic Expression.
Held at Lumeria on Maui, an Educational Retreat 5 star Luxury Resort. For more information visit PoeticLicenseMaui.com or call 808.446.1344. Registration begins 12.12.12. For Campus photos visit http://lumeriamaui.com/.
To inquire write to PoetryInMotionProductions@msn.com write 'Poetic License' in the subject line.
Registration fees are a 100% Tax Deductible donation to Maui's Public Charity the Lovevolution Foundation. Payable by all major credit cards or paypal by visiting www.Lovevolution.net and clicking on the donate button Donate your tuition under the subject 'Poetic License' and indicate the Dates you wish to attend. Classes every month.
A $500 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your space, full amount due 2 weeks in advance. Each 1 month session includes private room, breakfast, weekday classes starting at noon, transportation to and from the airport and weekly excursions.
1 month= $1500 donation
2 months= $3000 donation
3 months= $4500 donation
* Bring a friend or share a room and save 10%
* Featuring a Yearly Dead Poets Society Pilgrimage to the Tombs of the Greatest American Poets of all time! (Additional Fees Apply)
Poetic License Maui QandA
Q: Is this school/program accredited in any way? A: The school isn't accredited in any official way, it is a sort of 'anti-school' where you'll go to unlearn what you've been taught, and relearn what Nature and your own inner genius has to teach in order to learn how to do what you are born to do in a way that can inspire the world.
Q: Will a syllabus/program details soon be available? A: Each student has an independent study path, which is based upon your interests and gift set. Once you determine that you want to attend we will have you decided for how long, and then we will prepare a program that suits you individually. No cookie cutter education here.
Q: Is it possible to attend a different length of time than one, three or six months? A: We will cater the program to your needs and you will be charged a prorated amount that reflects your desired sta. Your study will be directed in that manner as well.
Q: I'm coming from outside the US. Will the school assist me with visa application? A: The Lovevolution Foundation will assist you in your visa application by writing a letter on your behalf which you will submit with your visa application.
Q: Are students staying at Lumeria Maui the whole period of the program, i.e. we do not have to look for accommodation outside? A: Some of your study will take place at Lumeria Maui, however the majority of it will be spread around the island in various centers designed to meet you independent study. You will stay in a private dorm room on my property located in Haiku Maui.
Q: As stated on the website, the program fee includes breakfast, so what about lunch and dinner? Do we have the option to make our own meals or buy them anywhere? A: While we provide breakfast, you are free to make your own meals in the dorm kitchen, each week we make shopping runs to local health food stores and you can stock up for your desired lunch and dinner foods.
Of course you can never go wrong with a copy of Wild Love: Kissed into Consciousness, written completely from a Tree-house on Maui and along the Nile river in Egypt. On kindle and other ebooks as well as signed hard copies http://www.dreamingbear.net/products.html
Maui Coconut Cleanse - February 13-20, 2013
Finally, it is our great pleasure to announce thatthe Lovevolution Foundation is offering aspiring artists and companies in line with our vision to use our Foundation as an Umbrella, meaning you can have donors contribute to your artistry/project, and we will sponsor you through our 501 (c) 3 status so that your donor can have a tax break! Applicant must submit a proposal via email at LovevolutionFoundation@gmail.com