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One of the most innovating and experimenting artists in the Trance scene, Anthony S, aka S-Range has performed Live and DJ-Sets in almost every country around the World, including Australia, Brazil, Israel, India, Japan, Mexico, USA, and all over Europe.

With four albums under his belt, the Swedish artist he released his first track in 1999 and sending his own sonic frequencies throughout the world with his hypnotic music that brings nice harmonies and a huge soundscape influenced by science fiction books and movies.

After his hugely popular debut album, 2001, Anthony Sillfors released Space, another piece of sci-fi sample laden high-energy morning trance. In 2005, his third acclaimed album, Another Theory, came out in a limited promo edition, which never got official released.

Celebrating more then a decade of music producing, Anthony S released a remix album in 2009, named “Remixed Memories”.
Anthony S has sold over 1 000 000 copies of his music featured on Albums, Singles, V/A compilations and Digital downloads.

Topping charts with recent #1 releases such as "Shake" at Echoes Rec and "Tone Generator" EP at Digital Nature Rec. Exciting times a head and loads of new tracks to be released for 2016

The producer has just built his new Pro studio which is also designed for 5.1 surround mixing and production. In this new work environment, Anthony intends to write a new page in history of electronic music. 
Expect nothing more than the finest and highest quality productions from this Swedish top artist

Hear the amazing S-RANGE track 'Morning Star '  in the mix on the dance album of the mega-t album.

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10 Minute Clip With Visuals 

Written and performed by Ram Dass

Music by Knights Of The Occasional Table

Produced by Knights Of The Occasional Table

The Full Length 23 minute Meditation is part of the mega-t album.

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Psychedelic trancepsytrance or just psy (derived from the Ancient Greek word ψυχή "psyche", mind; soul; breath; spirit]) is a genre of electronic dance music characterized by arrangements of synthetic rhythms and layered melodies created by high tempo riffs. By 1998 psytrance had become a mainstream form of music.

Psytrance lies at the hardcore, underground end of the diverse trance spectrum.The genre offers variety in terms of mood, tempo, and style. Some examples include full on, darkprogressivesuomi and psybreaks. Goa Trance continues to develop alongside the subgenres.

The first hippies who arrived in GoaIndia in the mid-1960s were drawn there for many reasons, including the beaches, the low cost of living, the friendly locals, the Indian religious and spiritual practices and the readily available Indian cannabis, which until the mid-1970s was legal. During the 1970s the first Goa DJs were generally playing psychedelic rock bands such as the Grateful DeadPink Floyd and The Doors. In 1979 the beginnings of electronic dance music could occasionally be heard in Goa in the form of tracks by artists such as Kraftwerk but it was not until 1983 that DJs Laurent and Fred Disko, closely followed by Goa Gil, began switching the Goa style over to electro-industrial/EBM which was now flooding out of Europe from Frontline AssemblyFront 242Nitzer Ebb as well as Eurobeat.

The tracks were remixed, removing the lyrics, looping the melodies and beats and generally manipulating the sounds in all manner of ways before the tracks were finally presented to the dancers as custom Goa-style mixes.

 
An indoor event

The music played in the 1980s was a blend of styles loosely defined as techno and various genres of computer music e.g. acid houseelectro. The music was brought on tape cassettes by fanatic traveler collectors and DJs. This material was shared and copied tape-to-tape by Goa DJs, in an underground scene that was not driven by music industry labels. The artists producing this "special Goa music" had no idea that their music was being played on the beaches of Goa by cyber hippies.

The first techno played in Goa was by Kraftwerk in the late 1970s on the tape of a visiting DJ. At that time, music played at most parties was performed by live bands, with tapes used to fill the space between sets. Old school acid heads who devoutly believed that only acid rock should be played at parties initially resisted, but they soon relented and converted to the revolutionary wave of technodelia that took hold in the 1980s. In the early 1980s, sampling synth and midi music appeared globally, and DJs became the preferred format in Goa. Two tape decks would drive a party with continuous music and continuous dancing. Cassette tapes were used by DJs until the 1990s, then DAT tapes were used.

Among DJs playing in Goa during the 1980s were Fred Disko, Dr Bobby, Stephano, Paulino, Mackie, Babu, Laurent, Ray, Fred, Antaro, Lui, Rolf, Tilo, Pauli, Rudi, and Gil. Their music was eclectic in style but nuanced around instrument/dub spacey versions of tracks that evoked mystical, cosmic, psychedelic, political, and existential themes. DJs in Goa made special mixes by editing various versions of a track to make it longer, taking the stretch mix concept to new levels. Trip music for journeying to outdoors, trance dancing to mind-expanding music while high on hallucinogens was the Goa mantra. The night clubs were not fueled by alcohol, but by hash and acid. The result was an anarchistic, alternative counterculture of DIY psychedelic exploration driven by future rhythm machine music.

By 1990–91 Goa was no longer under the radar and had become a hot destination for partying. As the scene grew bigger, Goa-style parties spread like a diaspora all over the world from 1993, spawning a multitude of labels in various countries (U.K. Australia, Japan, Germany) to promote psychedelic electronic music that reflected the ethos of Goa parties, Goa music, and Goa-specific artists, producers, and DJs. Goa Trance as commercial began gaining global traction in 1994. The golden age of the first wave of Goa Psy Trance as a generally agreed upon genre was between 1994–97.

Development

 
Performance at a Russian psytrance festival, 2008

By 1992 the Goa trance scene had a pulse of its own, though the term 'Goa trance' didn’t become the name tag of the genre until around 1994. The Goa trance sound, which by the late 1990s was being used interchangeably with the term psychedelic trance, retained its popularity at outdoor raves and festivals rather than in nightclubs. New artists were appearing from all over the world and it was in this year that the first Goa trance festivals began, including the Gaia Festival in France and the still-running VuuV festival in Germany.

Mark Maurice's Pangeae pirate parties brought the sound to London in 1992

and it was taken up at the megatripolis events in London (Heaven nightclub) from October 1993 (-1996) which helped to promote the sound internationally.

In 1993 the first 100% Goa trance album was released, Project 2 Trance, featuring tracks by Man With No Name and Hallucinogen to name two. Goa trance enjoyed its commercial peak between 1996 and 1997 with media attention and some recognised names in the DJ scene joining the movement. This hype did not last long and once the attention had died down so did the music sales, resulting in the failure of record labels, promotion networks and also some artists. This ‘commercial death of Goa trance’ was marked musically by Matsuri Productions in 1997 with the release of the compilation Let it RIP. On the back sleeve of the album at the bottom of the notes, R.I.P : Mother Theresa, Princess Diana, William Burroughs & Goa Trance was written.

While the genre may have been incubated in the goa trance scene it went on to proliferate globally. Its impact was felt in western Europe, Israel, North America, Australia, Japan and South Africa. Psytrance is linked to other music genres such as big beatelectroclashgrime and 2-step. The genre evolved in conjunction with a multimedia psychedelic arts scene.

Style

Many consider the difference between goa trance and psychedelic trance as minimal at best and really just a matter of opinion. Psychedelic trance is distinguished from other subgenres because of the unique sounds it typically features. Psychedelic trance has a distinctive, energetic sound (generally between 140 and 150 BPM) that tends to be faster than other forms of trance or techno music. It uses a very distinctive resonated bass beat that pounds constantly throughout the song and overlays the bass with varying rhythms drawn from funktechnodanceacid houseeurodance and trance using drums and other instruments. The different leads, rhythms and beats generally change every 8 bars. Layering is used to great effect in psychedelic trance, with new musical ideas being added at regular intervals, often every 4 to 8 bars. New layers will continue to be added until a climax is reached, and then the song will break down and start a new rhythmic pattern over the constant bass line. Psychedelic trance tracks tend to be 6–10 minutes long. Psychedelic trance makes heavy use of the cut off frequency control of the modulating filter on the synthesizer. Reverb and delay are used heavily, with large, open sounding reverb present on most of the lead synthesizers in the track. The Roland TB-303 (acid) synthesizer, Juno 106, and Roland SH-101 are heavily used and sampled in psychedelic trance, usually processed through a distortion effect.

Full on

Full on is psychedelic trance that originated in Israel during the late 1990s. The expression “full on” is taken from the first out of a seven compilation albums series and the first album ever to be released under Hom-mega Productions in 1998, titled Full On, which comes from English slang. Other sources say it comes from the "Full" "moon" festival's name, whilst others argue that it is derived from a phrase widely used to describe particularly high-energy music ("That tune is really full-on!").

Elements of full-on psy-trance include a so-called "rolling" bassline, which crams two or three short bass notes in between each hit of the 4/4 drum, fast changes in music sequences, and an energetic melodic nature. Often heard in clubs or during the night at festivals, it is popular in IsraelBrazilGoaFloridaVictoria and the United Kingdom. Performers include Paul Taylor, Earthling, Talamasca, Alien Project, Azax Syndrom, Bizarre Contact, Bliss, Bubble, Gataka, Infected Mushroom, XSI, Sesto Sento, Spectro Senses, Ananda Shake, Quality Sound, Solstice, Freaked Frequency, Prototype, Atomic Pulse, Faders, Digital Tribe, Liquid Sound, Ohm Project, Burn in Noise, Vibe Tribe, System Nipel and Dreaml4nd, Lee AudioAddictz, Psymmetrix.

Suomisaundi or freeform psytrance

Main article: Suomisaundi

Suomisaundi is the "freeform" variation of psytrance, where the artist has almost no limits but still bear a specific "Finnish" style (which is also produced in other countries but the originating Suomi designation is in wide use).

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A deal to attempt to limit the rise in global temperatures to less than 2C has been agreed at the climate change summit in Paris after two weeks of intense negotiations.

The pact is the first to commit all countries to cut carbon emissions.

The agreement is partly legally binding and partly voluntary.

Earlier, key blocs, including the G77 group of developing countries, and nations such as China and India said they supported the proposals.

President of the UN climate conference of parties (COP) and French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said: "I now invite the COP to adopt the decision entitled Paris Agreement outlined in the document.

"Looking out to the room I see that the reaction is positive, I see no objections. The Paris agreement is adopted."

COP21: In summary

As he struck the gavel to signal the adoption of the deal, delegates rose to their feet cheering and applauding.

Media captionThe announcement was greeted by cheers and excitement in the hall

US President Barack Obama has hailed the agreement as "ambitious" and "historic", but also warned against complacency.

"Together, we've shown what's possible when the world stands as one," he said.

And although admitting that the deal was not "perfect", he said it was "the best chance to save the one planet we have".

China's chief negotiator Xie Zhenhua said the deal was not perfect. But he added that "this does not prevent us from marching historical steps forward".

Nearly 200 countries took part in the negotiations to strike the first climate deal to commit all countries to cut emissions, which would come into being in 2020.

The chairman of the group representing some of the world's poorest countries called the deal historic, adding: "We are living in unprecedented times, which call for unprecedented measures.

"It is the best outcome we could have hoped for, not just for the Least Developed Countries, but for all citizens of the world."

Key points

The measures in the agreement included:

• To peak greenhouse gas emissions as soon as possible and achieve a balance between sources and sinks of greenhouse gases in the second half of this century

• To keep global temperature increase "well below" 2C (3.6F) and to pursue efforts to limit it to 1.5C

• To review progress every five years

• $100 billion a year in climate finance for developing countries by 2020, with a commitment to further finance in the future.

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Return to the Source return to gigs in London and other places

Return to the Source a mid nineties trance promoter return to gigs in 2014.

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Silver birch is a striking, medium-sized deciduous tree native throughout the UK and Europe.

Common name: silver birch

Scientific name: Betula pendula
Family: Betulaceae

UK provenance: native

Interesting fact: silver birch can be used to improve soil quality for other plants to grow. Its deep roots bring otherwise inaccessible nutrients into the tree, which are recycled on to the soil surface when the tree sheds its leaves.

What does birch look like?

Overview: mature trees can reach 30m in height, forming a light canopy with elegant, drooping branches. The white bark sheds layers like tissue paper and becomes black and rugged at the base. As the trees mature, the bark develops dark, diamond-shaped fissures. Twigs are smooth and have small dark warts

Leaves: light green, small and ovate with a toothed edge, which fade to yellow in autumn.

Flowers: silver birch is monoecious, meaning both male and female flowers (catkins) are found on the same tree, from April to May. Male catkins are long and yellow-brown in colour, and hang in groups of two to four at the tips of shoots, like lambs' tails. Female catkins are smaller, short, bright green and erect.

Fruits: after successful pollination (by wind), female catkins thicken and change colour to a dark crimson. Masses of tiny seeds are borne in autumn, which are dispersed by wind. 

Look out for: bark is white and leaves triangular shaped.

Could be confused with: downy birch (Betula pubescens) and the two easily hybridise. New shoots on the silver birch are hairless and warty whereas those of downy are smooth and covered in soft hairs.

Identified in winter by: bark is white year round and twigs are rough to the touch.

Where to find silver birch

Silver birch is a popular garden tree and often hybridises with our other native birch, the downy birch, Betula pubescens which is more common in Scotland. Tolerant of a range of temperatures, it grows as far south as Spain and as far north as Lapland. It thrives in dry woodlands, downs and heaths.

Value to wildlife

Birch woods (which may include downy or silver birch, or both) have a light, open canopy, providing the perfect conditions for grasses, mosses, wood anemone, bluebells, wood sorrel and violets to grow.

Silver birch provides food and habitat for more than 300 insect species - the leaves attract aphids, providing food for ladybirds and other species further up the food chain, and are also a food plant for the caterpillars of many moths, including the angle-shades, buff tip, pebble hook-tip, and Kentish glory. Birch trees are particularly associated with specific fungi including fly agaric, woolly milk cap, birch milk cap, birch brittlegill, birch knight, chanterelle and the birch polypore (razor strop).

Woodpeckers and other hole-nesting birds often nest in the trunk, while the seeds are eaten by siskins, greenfinches and redpolls.

Mythology and symbolism

In early Celtic mythology, the birch symbolised renewal and purification. Bundles of birch twigs were used to drive out the spirits of the old year, and gardeners still use the birch besom, or broom, to 'purify' their gardens. It is also used as a symbol of love and fertility. In Scottish Highland folklore, a barren cow herded with a birch stick would become fertile, and a pregnant cow would bear a healthy calf.

How we use birch

Birch wood is tough and heavy, making it suitable for making furniture, handles and toys. It was used to make hardwearing bobbins, spools and reels for the Lancashire cotton industry. The bark is used for tanning leather. 

Silver birch wood is of little commercial value in Britain because the trees do not grow as large as they do in other parts of Europe.

Threats

Planted birch appears to be susceptible to birch dieback, which is caused by two fungal pathogens, Marssonina betulae and Anisogramma virgultorum. Naturally regenerated birch (grown naturally from seed) appears to be less prone to this disease.

Silver Birch seeds come with the mega-t album in Europe. 

 

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Sat 5 Dec from 1pm
One-off show by troubadours Vanessa Vie & Michael Horovitz
81 Westbourne Park Rd, London W2 5QH

Coincides with Vanessa’s & Michael’s joint art exhibition at The Westbourne pub opposite. Books, CD & vinyl recordings plus a double DVD will be available in both venues at ideologically sound prices.
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(PR sheets at main link)

More info at www.poetryolympics.com

See Michael Horovitz's great poem in the pages of the mega-t album book.

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There are about forty people in Britain who have a PhD in Parapsychology - the exploration of psychic phenomena such as telepathy, clairvoyance and psychokinesis - and the majority of them are working within the University system. 

Serena Roney-Dougal, however, has decided instead to put her unusual qualification to good use, by opening out the study of this previously esoteric field and introducing it to a wider public.
Setting up her own research organisation, the Psi Research Centre, in Glastonbury, Somerset - thought of by many as the very heart of the British esoteric tradition - Serena has spent the last twenty years giving lectures, teaching courses and presenting weekend workshops on parapsychology, mental development and yoga.

Serena has been working in and studying parapsychology for over 25 years, and her interests in the subject are wide ranging. Her highly successful series of classes in her home town took students through a list of apparently diverse topics - from ghosts and poltergeists to laboratory research; from divination techniques to out-of-body experiences; and much more - showing that they are all linked to a common core of knowledge that spans thousands of years. Now she is teaching parapsychology to M.Sc. students at the world's first yoga university, Bihar Yoga Bharati, in India, combining the western scientific methods of parapsychology with the eastern mystical knowledge of yoga.

An important element in Serena's work is her study of the role of the pineal gland in sensitivity to psychic phenomena and the associated chakra system. Her latest research involves working with a healer on an organic farm, and exploring psychic awareness in an ashram.

Serena has written extensively on various aspects of the paranormal, both for academic journals and conferences, and for popular magazines and books. She has also written a book "Where Science and Magic Meet", reprinted 5th times by the original publisher and now republished by Vega Books. She has just written the Faery Faith, Green Magic Books, 2003.

11 'O' Levels, and 3 'A' levels in Physics, Chemistry and Biology;
1970: One year at Dundee University studying anatomy, physiology and biochemistry;
1971-1974: Three years at University College, London resulting in Psychology B.Sc. Hons.
1977: Started PhD in Parapsychology City University, London, concerning the relationship between telepathy and subliminal perception.
1978: Research into pineal gland starts.
1980: After three years of research I left City University and was accepted by Surrey University under Professor Terence Lee who had supervised two other people doing Parapsychology PhDs, Ernesto Spinelli and Susan Blackmore. At the same time I moved to Glastonbury.
1985: Paper on speculations concerning pineal gland and psi experiences presented at PA Conference, Boston.
1987: Awarded PhD for thesis comparing subliminal and psi perception using the Ganzfeld technique.
1988: I started teaching Parapsychology at Strode College; this course continued until 2000.
1989: Paper published in JSPR concerning my research into pineal gland.
1990: Yoga class begins, as well as traveling world wide giving talks and running workshops. All of these activities still happen. Paper presented at PA conference, San Diego regarding further research into link between pineal gland and psi experiences.
1991: My book "Where Science and Magic Meet" is published by Element books, and I have written more articles in magazines and journals than I care to have to count!
1993: Dream group begins. Revised edition of “Where Science and Magic Meet” printed. Second article in JSPR concerning my research into the pineal gland.
1998: Paper at SPR Conference concerning my most recent research into links between pineal gland and psi experiences.
2000: Start research into effect of a healer on crop yield on an organic farm.
2001: Start teaching parapsychology at Bihar Yoga Bharati, India, the world’s first yoga university doing M.Sc. courses in yoga psychology, yoga philosophy and applied yogic sciences.
2002: “Where Science and Magic Meet” republished by Vega books. New book “The Faery Faith” published by Green Magic. Several articles concerning the crop research published and a paper presenting the results from two years at PA Con. Paper on the research at bihar Yoga Bharati presented at SPR conf.

Serena Roney-Dougal

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James Ephraim Lovelock, CH, CBE, FRS, PhD (born 26 July 1919) is an independent scientist, environmentalist and futurist who lives in Devon, England. He is best known for proposing the Gaia hypothesis, which postulates that the Earth functions as a self-regulating system.

 

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James Lovelock was born in Letchworth Garden City in Hertfordshire, England, to working class parents who were strong believers in education. Nell, his mother, started work at 13 in a pickle factory. His father, Tom, had served six months hard labour for poaching in his teens and was illiterate until attending technical college. The family moved to London where Lovelock's dislike of authority made him, by his own account, an unhappy pupil at Strand School. Lovelock could not afford to go to university after school, something which he believes helped prevent him becoming over-specialised and aided the development of Gaia theory. He worked at a photography firm, attending Birkbeck College during the evenings, before being accepted to study chemistry at the University of Manchester, although he could only pay for two years of the three-year course. Lovelock worked at a Quaker farm before a recommendation from his professor led to him taking up a Medical Research Council post, working on ways of shielding soldiers from burns. Lovelock refused to use the shaved and anaesthetised rabbits that were used as burn victims, and exposed his own skin to heat radiation instead, an experience he describes as "exquisitely painful". His student status enabled temporary deferment of military service during the Second World War, but he registered as a conscientious objector. He later abandoned this position in the light of Nazi atrocities, and tried to enlist in the armed forces, but was told that his medical research was too valuable for the enlistment to be approved. In 1948 Lovelock received a PhD degree in medicine at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. In the United States, he has conducted research at Yale, Baylor College of Medicine, and Harvard University.

Career

 
James Lovelock around 1960

A lifelong inventor, Lovelock has created and developed many scientific instruments, some of which were designed for NASA in its program of planetary exploration. It was while working as a consultant for NASA that Lovelock developed the Gaia Hypothesis, for which he is most widely known. He also claims to have invented the microwave oven.

In early 1961, Lovelock was engaged by NASA to develop sensitive instruments for the analysis of extraterrestrial atmospheres and planetary surfaces. The Viking program, that visited Mars in the late 1970s, was motivated in part to determine whether Mars supported life, and many of the sensors and experiments that were ultimately deployed aimed to resolve this issue. During work on a precursor of this program, Lovelock became interested in the composition of the Martian atmosphere, reasoning that many life forms on Mars would be obliged to make use of it (and, thus, alter it). However, the atmosphere was found to be in a stable condition close to its chemical equilibrium, with very little oxygen, methane, or hydrogen, but with an overwhelming abundance of carbon dioxide. To Lovelock, the stark contrast between the Martian atmosphere and chemically dynamic mixture of that of the Earth's biosphere was strongly indicative of the absence of life on the planet. However, when they were finally launched to Mars, the Viking probes still searched (unsuccessfully) for extant life there.

 
Electron capture detector developed by Lovelock, and in the Science Museum, London

Lovelock invented the electron capture detector, which ultimately assisted in discoveries about the persistence of CFCs and their role in stratospheric ozone depletion. After studying the operation of the Earth's sulphur cycle, Lovelock and his colleagues developed the CLAW hypothesis as a possible example of biological control of the Earth's climate.

Lovelock was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1974. He served as the president of the Marine Biological Association (MBA) from 1986 to 1990, and has been an Honorary Visiting Fellow of Green Templeton College, Oxford (formerly Green College, Oxford) since 1994. He has been awarded a number of prestigious prizes including the Tswett Medal (1975), an American Chemical Society chromatography award (1980), the World Meteorological Organization Norbert Gerbier Prize (1988), the Dr A.H. Heineken Prize for the Environment (1990) and the Royal Geographical Society Discovery Lifetime award (2001). In 2006 he received the Wollaston Medal, the Geological Society's highest Award, whose previous recipients include Charles Darwin . He became a Commander of the British Empire CBE in 1990, and a member of the Companions of Honour in 2003. He is a patron of population concern charity Population Matters.

As an independent scientist, inventor, and author, Lovelock worked out of a barn-turned-laboratory he called his "experimental station" located in a wooded valley on the Devon/Cornwall border in the south-west of England.

On 8 May 2012, he appeared on the Radio Four series "The Life Scientific", talking to Jim al-Khalili about the Gaia hypothesis. On the programme, he mentioned how he had a claim for inventing the microwave oven. He also mentioned how his ideas had been received by various people, including Jonathan Porritt.

See James Lovelock's article on the Gaia Hypothesis in the pages of the mega-t book.

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On 31 May 1996 Sir Arthur C Clarke was beamed into the club on a live satellite link from his home in Sri Lanka.

The live link in the club went down on the night. Here is a full video of the complete interview from that night.

The link was orchestrated by Martin Kavanagh and Adrian Clint of the techno-silence suite. Adrian travelled to Sri Lanka

with a portable satellite phone. Also thanks to Peter Beardow who supplied the internet linking set-up on the net and satellite phone-

pretty good for 1996.

 

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Sri Lankabhimanya Sir Arthur Charles Clarke, CBE, FRAS (16 December 1917 – 19 March 2008) was a British-Sri Lankan science fiction writer, science writer and futurist, inventor, undersea explorer, and television series host.

He is perhaps most famous for being co-writer of the screenplay for the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey, widely considered to be one of the most influential films of all time. His other science fiction writings earned him a number of Hugo and Nebula awards, which along with a large readership made him one of the towering figures of science fiction. For many years Clarke, Robert Heinlein and Isaac Asimov were known as the "Big Three" of science fiction.

Clarke was a lifelong proponent of space travel. In 1934, while still a teenager, he joined the British Interplanetary Society. In 1945, he proposed a satellite communication system, an idea which won him the Franklin Institute's Stuart Ballantine Medal, in 1963, and other honours. Later he was the chairman of the British Interplanetary Society from 1946–47 and again in 1951–53.

Clarke was a science writer, who was both an avid populariser of space travel and a futurist of uncanny ability. On these subjects he wrote over a dozen books and many essays, which appeared in various popular magazines. In 1961 he was awarded the Kalinga Prize, an award which is given by UNESCO for popularizing science. These along with his science fiction writings eventually earned him the moniker "Prophet of the Space Age".

Clarke emigrated to Sri Lanka in 1956, largely to pursue his interest in scuba diving. That year he discovered the underwater ruins of the ancient Koneswaram temple in Trincomalee.

Clarke augmented his fame later on in the 1980s, from being the host of several television shows such as Arthur C. Clarke's Mysterious World.

He lived in Sri Lanka until his death. He was knighted in 1998 and was awarded Sri Lanka's highest civil honour, Sri Lankabhimanya.

 

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photo: Amy Marash text: wikipedia

mega-t completed a satellite link-up with Sir Arthur into the club on 31 May 1996. Part of the live audio feed was mixed into

the ambient album on the mega-t album on the track Kaeru Diablo.

 

 

 

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Nature Loves Courage - Terence McKenna Lecture

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Marshall Jefferson (born September 19, 1959 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American musician, working in house music, in particular, the subgenres of Chicago house and deep house.

 

Sometimes known as the father of house music, Jefferson was originally a record producer in the Universal Recording Studios in Chicago, where he met the owner of Trax Records, Larry Sherman. Jefferson's 1986 single for Trax, "Move Your Body (The House-Music Anthem)," the first house song to use piano,  was a popular and influential song in the genre. During the late-1980s heyday of house music he recorded solo and collaborative material under various names such as Virgo, Jungle Wonz, Truth and on the House. Jefferson's deep house productions include songs by CeCe Rogers and Sterling Void, and Ten City's first two albums. In March 1987, the British music magazine NME reported that Jefferson and Frankie Knuckles were in the UK for the first house-music tour.

"Move Your Body" appeared in the video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, playing on house-music radio station SF-UR. This song also appeared in Michael Winterbottom's film 24 Hour Party People and in the 1991 documentary film Paris is Burning.

Jefferson took a break from music in 1990, then returned to DJing in 1993. He moved to England and lived in a small town called Billericay in Essex near London where he had a five-year residency with the Tribal Gathering and Big Love events.

Jefferson now lives in Manchester, UK.

Check out his great classic track 'Open Our Eyes' on the mega-t dance album.

 

 

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Peter Dawkins (born 12 November 1945) is a philosopher, seer, geomancer, historian, author, lecturer, workshop leader and teacher.

Dawkins is a particular specialist in 'landscape temples' and sacred space, the Western wisdom traditions, the 'matter' of Britain, and Baconian and Shakespearean studies.

After practising as an architect for nine years in both England and Scotland, from 1978 onwards Dawkins has devoted himself full-time to research, education and healing work in connection with the world's wisdom traditions, mythology, architecture and landscape, with an especial focus on the intimate relationship between the human being, the landscape and the spiritual realms. He teaches, runs courses and leads wisdom tours and geomantic pilgrimages in several countries. He has written many books, newsletters and articles, advised teachers, actors, directors and film-makers, and been interviewed internationally on TV, radio and documentaries.

Dawkins is founder and principal of The Francis Bacon Research Trust (FBRT), co-founder and elder of Gatekeeper Trust, and founder of the Zoence Academy and Mystery School which he runs in partnership with his wife Sarah. He has also served as a trustee of the Shakespearean Authorship Trust and of the British Council of the UN University of Peace.

 

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Concerned especially with the harmonious relationship of humanity with both the spiritual and natural worlds, Dawkins’ pioneering researches, begun in the 1960s, have led directly to a developing art and science of ‘landscape temples’ and ‘geomantic pilgrimage’, and their association with the spiritual or archetypal realms of existence and underlying wisdom or laws of life. This ‘geocosmology’, together with a synthesis of the heart truths of the various wisdom traditions, has been named ‘Zoence’—a word coined by Peter and Sarah Dawkins and meaning ‘science of life’ or ‘pathways of the soul’. Since the 1970s Dawkins has introduced many people of different nations to the concept and experience of both sacred landscape and townscape, as ‘landscape temples’ and ‘townscape temples’, and how to live, serve and pilgrimage within them in healing and life-enhancing ways. The word ‘Zoence’ is registered to Peter Dawkins and Zoence Academy is his business partnership with his wife Sarah. Zoence Academy runs a regular programme of events and hosts an informative website.

source: wikipedia

www.zoence.co.uk

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