It tells how to operate our lives — and our world.
It tells us how to stay alive!
The mess we've brought upon ourselves is a most perilous and challenging one.
The broad picture pieced together here will show you the immensity of the nuclear dangers, the futility of any defense or protection, the power of the new awareness and your role in the unfolding drama.
There is a phenomenon I'd like to tell you about.
In it may lie our only hope of a future for our species.
Here is the story of the Hundredth Monkey:
The hundredth-monkey effect is a phenomenon in which a learned behaviour spreads instantaneously from a certain group of monkeys to all related monkeys once a certain number is reached. Once this threshold is reached, instantaneous paranormal spreading of an idea or ability to the remainder of a population once a certain portion of that population has heard of the new idea or learned the new ability.
Unidentified scientists were conducting a study of monkeys on the Japanese island of Koshima in 1952.
These scientists purportedly observed that some of these monkeys learned to wash sweet potatoes, and gradually this new behavior spread through the younger generation of monkeys—in the usual fashion, through observation and repetition. Watson then claimed that the researchers observed that once a critical number of monkeys was reached—the so-called hundredth monkey—this previously learned behavior instantly spread across the water to monkeys on nearby islands.
The Japanese monkey, Macaca fuscata, had been observed in the wild for a period of over 30 years. In 1952, on the island of Koshima, scientists were providing monkeys with sweet potatoes dropped in the sand. The monkeys liked the taste of the raw sweet potatoes, but they found the dirt unpleasant. An 18-month-old female named Imo found she could solve the problem by washing the potatoes in a nearby stream. She taught this trick to her mother. Her playmates also learned this new way and they taught their mothers too. This cultural innovation was gradually picked up by various monkeys before the eyes of the scientists.
Between 1952 and 1958 all the young monkeys learned to wash the sandy sweet potatoes to make them more palatable. Only the adults who imitated their children learned this social improvement. Other adults kept eating the dirty sweet potatoes. Then something startling took place. In the autumn of 1958, a certain number of Koshima monkeys were washing sweet potatoes -- the exact number is not known. Let us suppose that when the sun rose one morning there were 99 monkeys on Koshima Island who had learned to wash their sweet potatoes. Let's further suppose that later that morning, the hundredth monkey learned to wash potatoes.
Then it happened!
By that evening almost everyone in the tribe was washing sweet potatoes before eating them. The added energy of this hundredth monkey somehow created an ideological breakthrough!
A most surprising thing observed by these scientists was that the habit of washing sweet potatoes then jumped over the sea -- Colonies of monkeys on other islands and the mainland troop of monkeys at Takasakiyama began washing their sweet potatoes.
"If I knew then what I know now, I never would have helped to develop the bomb," spoke George Kistiakowsky, an advisor to President Eisenhower who worked on the Manhattan Project.
The unfortunate situation is that today we are moving—sliding downhill—toward the probability or the likelihood that a nuclear conflict will actually break out—and that somebody will use one of these nuclear weapons in a conflict or perhaps even by accident.
"We have an excellent chance that if Nation A attacks Nation B with an effective first strike, counter-force only, then Nation A has thereby committed suicide, even if Nation B has not lifted a finger to retaliate." — The Cold and the Dark by Paul R. Ehrlich, Carl Sagan, Donald Kennedy, Walter Orr Roberts, p. 33. W. W. Norton and Co., 1984
The Day We Bombed Utah: America's Most Lethal Secret by John G. Fuller, New American Library, 1984. This book documents the way the government has repeatedly lied to us and withheld documents — even in court proceedings under oath.
The evidence mounts that, within the range of exposure levels encountered by radiation workers, there is no threshold, i.e., a level which can be assumed as safe in an absolute sense . . . . any amount of radiation has a finite probability of inducing a health effect, e.g., cancer.—Shut Down, p. 72. The Book Publishing Co.,
Nuclear submarine workers at Portsmouth, New Hampshire, are developing cancer at a rate that is double the expected incidence.
Nuclear War: What's in It For You? —by Ground Zero is an excellent book that will increase your nuclear awareness. Pocket Books.
Increasingly our minds have put great energy into three forms of separateness that make us create thoughts and actions that result in a lethal threat to our continued life on planet Earth. —No Boundary by Ken Wilber. Center Publications, 1979—a discussion of how our minds create division and separateness
"Love alone, is capable of uniting living beings in such a way as to complete and fulfill them, for it alone takes them and joins them by what is deepest in themselves." Teilhard de Chardin
The nuclear nations today have created more than 50,000 nuclear devices — in an expression of the consciousness of the separate-self.
Since the future of both you and your family is at stake, turn on the immense resources of your mind.
Find the ways in which you can flow your energy into increasing worldwide awareness that the nuclear bomb mentality must be eliminated.
The strength of our species lies not in sharp fangs or piercing claws.
It lies in our ability to use our minds to cooperate with each other as we play the games of life.
The same powerful minds that created nuclear bombs and intercontinental missiles can also learn how to create human unity and cooperativeness.
We can save the world from people-made disaster — when we set the goal high and add our determination and our persistence.
Be informed, hopeful and energetic.
Be vigilant with your thoughts of peace and love.
Sense your power to lift the mood of despair.
Let your enthusiasm seep in and penetrate the collective consciousness.
It means giving an increasing energy and priority to expanding your own awareness, to communicating with other people who are now asleep, and to withdrawing energy from all thoughts and actions which create human alienation, separateness, destruction and death.
Your energy can tip the scales when you add it to thousands of others' — merging, slowly raising our collective consciousness to the point of power when it makes the all-important difference.
This survival energy spreads far beyond those involved and touches every life on Earth.
The change in you is already taking place.
Awareness.The Hundredth Monkey Phenomenon points out our responsibility and our power.
It is up to every one of us to change the myths that say we have to depend on nuclear energy for power and defense.
We can no longer believe that the safeguards are adequate — or that we are helpless to change the national policies of the governments of our world.
We will replace the myths with knowledge.
Our persistence will relentlessly channel our positive thoughts toward peace and a harmonizing world.
And that starts right here—in my heart and yours—right now.
In this short book you get a glimpse of the miracle of life you can experience...
This rapture of life is your birthright to create and enjoy.
This book can only hope to inspire you to take the next steps in your own development — for your sake and the survival of our species.
This is the most pressing problem we face today.
Everything else in our civilization is of secondary significance.
It is worthy of your full attention as an intelligent, caring, wise and wonderful person.
Like children our egos and minds create the illusion that the ideas in our heads and our desires for "marbles" are more important than feelings of human togetherness in our hearts.
We cannot afford to play such enthusiastic games with loaded nuclear pistols any more...
....the marbles just aren't worth it!
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