Conception Creation

August 18, 2007

This weekend we are finalizing the art for the 10th edition of the infamous Deception Dollar (see http://www.deceptiondollar.com) , our most successful flyer ever- with over 6,000,000 in circulation.  We have also printed 500,000 Election Deception Dollars and 300,000 Media Deception Dollars.

I would love to hear your suggestions/ideas/suggested websites/ideas for the new Conception Dollar which is on the drawing board at this very moment.  These dollars have been a collaborative effort between artist, activists, webmasters, and greatly benefited from the suggestions that we have received- for example our last Deception Dollar has key words around the edges- which people can google or think about which gives clues as to the truth about 9/11.

I’d like to have the best, most inspiring, engaging, encouraging, enlightening websites on the Conception Dollar, but I can’t find all of them!  And ideas, words, to go around the edges.

What I do know, is that the dominant paradigm relies on war, terror, fear, lies to control the vast majority, and that we would like to nurture the paradigm of love, courage, peace, truth, respect.  I also think that humor has been one of our greatest allies, and if people can laugh, then they aren’t so scared, and can do things with joy and courage. So I invite your humorous suggestions as well.  My family likes puns.  You should have heard the kids groan when they asked why I put 4’s in all the corners- “Why because this dollar is For Peace, For Truth, For Justice, For Ecological Wisdom…”  I guess it should be spelled out or it might go over people’s heads. We have been accused of being too subtle with our art and images, but some people pay attention to detail, and figure things out, and some people don’t look, see, or think too deeply about whatever they are looking at.

I invite your ideas and participation in this project. 

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The Way of Story

August 16, 2007

Though she can’t be with us, award-winning playwright and screen writer, Catherine Ann Jones offered the prologue to her new book, The Way of Story (www.wayofstory.com). I’ve also attached an article about the book (The Way of Story Article).

Thanks for your contribution, Catherine!

PROLOGUE

In the beginning was story. The caveman rushed back to his tribe and excitedly acted out his encounter with some Paleolithic beast. This was his story and forever after he would be remembered by this story. Every story has a sacred dimension not because of gods but because a man or woman’s sense of self and her world is created through them. These stories orient the life of a people through time, establishing the reality of their world. Thus meaning and purpose are given to people’s lives. Without story, we do not exist. The Way of Story is how we discover who we are.

 

 


Greetings from Seattle

August 16, 2007

Hello all, just wanted to introduce myself and my work. My website is http://www.chrisjordan.com; perhaps you have seen my photographs of huge piles of garbage, cell phones, crushed cars, and so on? My new series, called “Running The Numbers,” has appeared a lot in the media lately.

What I am particularly interested in right now is why I am such a hypocrite. In other words, with everything I know about the condition of our world, why am I still consuming at pretty much the same rate as before? Why aren’t my personal consumer behaviors more in line with my beliefs? And in the bigger picture, why are most of us the same way like that? We all seem to be trying to convince everyone ELSE to go green and be more environmentally conscious, while giving ourselves a free pass to do stuff like fly around on jets to attend conferences, drink imported wine and so on.

One defense of mine is to try to convince myself that merely being educated about the green movement is enough; but what matters is what we DO, not what our intentions are. And I, for one, am not doing enough. Why is that, and why is it so hard to change? It is an uncomfortable inquiry, but that’s where I am at at the moment.

Looking forward to meeting in person.

~chris jordan


Vision Story 2015

August 16, 2007

Three months ago I created this Vision Video. Many of the things in it have already manifested and I know they all will manifest. I look forward to sharing this technology with all of you at the conference. Blessings George


Trusting Ourselves

August 15, 2007

Hello to my Story Field Friends,

A picture of us, a whole alive earth-the one glorious planet earth we are…

Joy eternally reflected in the mirror of form,

Lisa


Ourselves as This

August 15, 2007

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Blue Fusion Image

August 12, 2007