The Age of Reason

November 23, 2011

 

“The age of reason and imagination will replace the age of selfishness and greed. The wind and the tide, gravity and light, will power our society. Sailing ships, built by the best of human science, will once again carry cargo across our seas. We will wrest control of our technology from the power-hungry and the greedy and create a new world…”

   –   William Tarkovsky, The Book of New Creation

 

William Tarkovsky: www.williamtarkovsky.com

The Book of New Creation: www.thebookofnewcreation.com

A Green Philosophy: www.agreenphilosophy.net

 

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The Occupy Guy

November 23, 2011

 

A religion for our times?

Check out: http://www.youtube.com/user/TheOccupyMan

 


Dark Green Books Fiction Competition – submissions still welcome

November 17, 2011

The closing date for the Dark Green Books Fiction Prize 2011 is fast approaching…

The Dark Green Books Fiction Prize 2011 will be awarded to the writer who submits the best first two chapters and complete Chapter Plan for a novel based upon the concepts and characters within one of my six short stories available at http://www.lukeandreski.com/stories.aspx, namely:

    Armada

    Speedboard

    Skiophanes’ Proof

    Sitting in the high chair

    Man of Iron, Man of Wood

    Self-chaining Simulated Worlds, Recursive Virtual Realities

  

The competition is still open but the closing date fast approaches. The closing date for submissions is midnight, UK time, on November 30 2011. The winner of the competition will be declared before midnight, UK time, on January 10, 2012.

 The prize is:

       £101 sterling

       Ten hours of my editorial consultancy on the winner’s final work

       Contractual permission to utilise the concepts on which the proposed novel will be based

 Full details of how to enter the competition are available on the www.lukeandreski.com  Terms and Conditions page.

 Dark Green Books – www.darkgreenbooks.com

Luke Andreski – www.lukeandreski.com


Wiliam Tarkovsky writes…

November 15, 2011

 

The Philosophy of Occupation

“I call out to the influential and powerful within business and the media: connect with your common humanity. Put aside career and aspiration. With imagination, with selfless intelligence, lead us to a humane and sustainable world.” – William Tarkovsky, November 2011

 

The Book of New Creation: An Occupy Philosophy (www.thebookofnewcreation.com)

Luke Andreski – www.lukeandreski.com

 


Occupy!

November 13, 2011

 

An Occupy Philosophy

“We are part of a mission that began when life began, that will not cease until all life ceases. We are part of the great, thrusting project of evolution, within which we shall never be alone, as part of which we have not just one life but a thousand million lives.”

William Tarkovsky

 

From: The Book of New Creation

XII

The time has come to be afraid

We are faced with a menace which we cannot avoid

Some creatures, knowing fear, take flight

Some creatures, knowing fear, fight

We are the ones who will fight

We will look upon our enemy with wide unblinking eyes

We are strong

We will overcome this menace that rushes towards us

We are strong

We will stand unbowed before the breaking of the wave

We are strong

We will not flinch beneath the falling blow

We are one

We will meet our enemy face to face

 

XIII

We are afraid

Yet  we are willing to fight

We are afraid

Yet nothing can compel us to retreat

We are afraid

Yet here we stand, undaunted

For we are one

We will meet our enemy face to face

XIV

But who is this enemy?

What is this menace?

From where does it come?

XV

We are the menace

We are the enemy

The enemy is here, at our side

 

XXX 

Service to humanity is our imperative. We are human. We will protect and serve humanity. Without this purpose our lives mean nothing. Service to our species and to our world is why we are. Service to our species and to our world is why we do what we must do. Without service we are pointless. Selfishness has leeched the meaning from our lives. Selfish motives die with the self

 

XXXI 

We will fight for the interests of future generations – and our greatest weapon will be self-change. We will change ourselves and we will create our world anew. Our mission is the act of re-creation

 

XXXII 

To be human is to create… We have that power… And we have the power to create a new world

 

XXXIII 

How mighty are the armies and systems that stand before us! They are relentless in their appetite, in their pursuit of their self-interest. The banks and the governments, the multinationals and the conglomerates, despite all that has come to pass, despite corruption and recession, despite repossession and eviction, wallow in their power. Each day that they rule they reinforce their hold

 

XXXIV 

How mighty an edifice will we need to defeat the polluters on the terms that they decree? An edifice no less mighty than are they

 

XXXV 

How great an army will we need to destroy them? No less an army than the armies they already possess

 

XXXVI

We need no armies.

New Creation needs no armies

 

XXXVII 

We will overcome our opponents from within. We will convert their instruments and those who govern them to a new path, to a path that gives them meaning, a path away from selfishness and greed

 

XXXVIII 

Our weapon is self-change. We ask no sacrifice of rationality or sense. We hide behind no weasel words, no parable or myth. With eyes wide open we will show those who oppose us truth. Join us, we will say, and know joy. Join us, we will say, and know purpose. Join us and know fulfilment. We are the guardians of this world. Let the edifice that has enslaved you fall broken to the ground 

XXXIX

We will protect and nurture our species. We will protect and nurture the species upon which the balance of nature and the existence of our species depends. We will protect and nurture the earth upon which we all depend

 

XL

No armies, no laws, no prejudices, no rules will stop us. Our cause is just. Our cause is all-powerful. We shall prevail

XLI

The age of reason and imaginationwill replace the age of selfishness and greed. The wind and the tide, gravity and light, will power our society. Sailing ships, built by the best of human science, will once again carry cargo across our seas. We will wrest control of our technology from the power-hungry and the greedy and create a new world 

Trust

XLII

Trust not your politicians

Trust not the hierarchies of your religions

Trust not the smiles of your celebrities

Trust not the guile of your businessmen

Trust not the seductions of your gurus

 

XLIII

Trust not your pundits, your sermonisers, your naysayers, your yeasayers, your experts, your savants, your spokesmen, your preachers

 

XLIV

Trust not those who cry out for your trust

 

XLV

Trust in the life that flows within you

Trust in the life that you share

with all living creatures

whose brief moment of existence

is imbued with the purpose

of which we all are part

XLVI

Trust in the connection that you share

with the ecstasy and the pain of all living things


 XLVII

Trust in empathy

Trust in compassion

Trust in kindness

Trust in love

From The Book of New Creation, the writings of William Tarkovsky compiled by Luke Andreski

www.thebookofnewcreation.com

www.williamtarkovsky.com

www.lukeandreski.com  

© 2011 Luke Andreski and William Tarkovsky. All rights reserved.


Green Messiah – a novel development

November 10, 2011

 

The beginning of my novel-in-progress:

 

12.30 a.m. – strung out across the landscape of his parents’ lounge like Gulliver caught in a Lilliputian trap.

12.30 a.m. – bream, perch, roach drift through the depths of the blighted River Avon.

 

http://thegreenmessiah.wordpress.com/2011/11/09/green-messiah-latest-draft-vs-early-draft-of-chapter-one/

Luke Andreski – www.lukeandreski.com

Green Messiah – www.greenmessiah.com

Dark Green Books – www.darkgreenbooks.com

 


The biosphere electric

November 2, 2011

 

Posted today on Facebook by William Tarkovsky:

“I sing the biosphere electric, the interplay of fin and wing, of limb and exoskeletal jaw, the overwhelming joy of physical existence, the unutterable thrill of existential life. I sing evolution’s scaling splendour, venom, sting and claw. I sing our place as evolution’s mentor, it’s guardian at the door.”

See www.williamtarkovsky.com