Monday, 11 August 2014

The Greening of Australia -- Why I Want to Learn Russian

It all started in 1980 -- with the Moscow Olympic boycott.  My family was supposed to be going.  And my parents had been taking a night school course to learn Russian.  So I am what you call a false beginner -- no real vocabulary or skill, just enough not to be completely ignorant.

Vladimir Megre - eBook "Anasta"   The Russian e-book. 

What this meant was a very long delay recently (4 years) between VN Megre's release of the 10th book, Anasta and when it became available in English (2014).

 And English. (e-book) 

Vladimir Megre - Electronic book 'Anasta'

So motivated was I [that] I bought the book in Russian.  And the German version proved easier to read, as about 10% of the words were comprehensible with an English vocabulary.

Book 10 - Anastasias,Anasta    Yes, the German version (hardcover).  

Why do we have so many languages -- something to do with the Tower of Babel.  Divide and conquer -- we have conquered ourselves by dividing our thoughts to the degree where it is unlikely for every one on earth to share the same thought.  For the power of all of us uniting behind one single idea would be the strongest force in the universe, stronger in all probability than that of our creator!  [This idea is put forth in Megre's book Anasta.]

But what if there were another way to unite -- that does not rely so much on the spoken language -- or at least as we know it.  First -- what are the universal languages we know.  There is music -- rhythm, melody.  These impart emotion.  That is the key.  Next, love.  Same everywhere.  And the smile!  Who cannot understand this?  Facial expressions are not culturally specific.  Food.  [chocolate link].  Flavour and taste and nourishment are universally recognised.  So it seems we can communicate together.  But there is one more thing.  The image.

See a Cocoa Bean Farmer Try His First Bite of Chocolate

 Language the beans, humanity the pods. 

It does not require any words at all, carries a weight and significance that all can grasp who can visualise it and may be transmitted at will to any one, any time.  So we're not as isolated as our many and diverse language families would suggest.  It's just that we need to practice thinking and communicating with pictures.

Beehive (78Kb)    A beehive by any other name is-  
  an apiary in Kovcheg Ecovillage, near Moscow.  

Benefits are that solutions may be visualised instantaneously without linear thought logic that ends up going in circles or tying us up in knots.

Keeping Bees with a Smile 

Images and emotions are our best friends who will help us bring the world together.


Here is an image.  Previously, I blogged about the sub-saharan green belt project [link] that spans the width of Africa.  Doing some research (on the topic, "contacting people in Russia") I found this -- that some readers may know about.  Plans are afoot to forge a rail link across the Bering Strait.  Then London and New York can be linked (a la the Channel Tunnel) by rail -- via Canada, Siberia and Europe.


So.. if we can imagine this and create it, why not imagine something living that can go the same distance -- a green belt across the globe, from London to New York (could follow the rails!).

Why this is important I will show.  Because I have made contact with the Russian speaking world (thanks to Chris Cole's project, Elena Andreeva a Russian living in Australia and the Ringing Cedars of Russia movement),  

Russian pages can often be translated.
(Depending on website and your browser.)

     I have now got scientific evidence of something I have always suspected and intuitively knew.  Trees are capable of bringing precipitation into the heart of a continent that, by rights should remain completely dry and devoid of the precipitation that coastlines often enjoy.  [link biotic regulation]  (Source of figures below.)

Biotic pump of atmospheric moisture

As an aside, deforested coastlines are often dry too - 
viz Namibia, Peru, Chile and the Nullarbor Plain.

Desert is locked for moisture

The gist of the article, fortunately available in English, is that the transpiration of trees sets up a favourable flow of energy/water from the coast inland, toward the trees in the form of wind, clouds and rain.  [The Gaia hypothesis by James Lovelock also states living things create or change their environment towards the conditions that are more favourable for themselves -- for their continuing existence.]

Monsoon circulation

As long as the water sent into the atmosphere outweighs that coming from the surface of the sea, the rain will travel inland to the forest [a convection draft is set up]. 

Also, trees release micro-particles such as drops of oil or 
even associated fungi spores that seed the formation of clouds.

Thus the Siberian forests have proved to be one of the natural wonders of the world and potentially its greatest resource, outside of the oceans themselves (Atlantic, Pacific, Indian and Southern that link all the landmasses together).  Were these forests not there, this part of the Eurasian landmass would look more like the heartland of Australia (or Mongolia).

Precipitation dependence on distance from the ocean

 Fig. 2. Annual precipitation 
 P versus distance x from the 
 source of moisture on 

 (a) deforested territories 
 and (b) in natural forests. 

 Where there is a forest, 
 precipitation increases further inland. 

The distance rainfall can travel inland is amply evidenced by the Siberian boreal forests -- [see Yenisey, figure above] so in theory, the coastal rain belt of Australia would expand inland if -- the forests were able to do so.  (I realise we need to look at other things such as latitude, but let's give it a chance!) 

 Forest spans all latitudes, along Australia's coast line.

I had suspected that we could influence micro-climate [biotic regulation link] by planting trees (Peter Andrews and others, Alanna Moore for example, seem to think so.)  -- but thanks to Russian scientists we may now consider macro-climate!

We are not just talking about halting the spread of the desert, but changing the rainfall patterns of a whole continent!  Of course, the Siberian forest is probably not a man-made phenomenon.  But it at least has not been ruined by us and offers hope in other regions of the world that have not been so fortunate.

 Short video (clip) here. 

In summary, the benefits of speaking another language are many.  I would like my English-speaking sisters and brethren to open our minds and hearts to a region of the world that has so much to offer. 

Many are already familiar with the the Ringing Cedars of Russia books, fortunately available in many languages.  There is a whole host of scientific, philosophical, spiritual and of course practical (and humanitarian) information that becomes available in Russian.

Are Universal Land Rights starting to appear in the 

Belgorod region, Eastern Russia?  (Scroll down page, in link above.)

Now of course we can use google translate (or the browser's translate button), and that often suffices.  But something is always lost in translation.  I'll give you an example in English.  Each language has a secret code within it, some call it a mantra that may be discovered only by those who have mastered it completely.



common words.



also common.

This specific meaning embedded is without logical explanation and almost certainly cannot be translated (but carries emotion, does it not?).  Russian is no exception.  

What if some one had mastered it to the degree that they (he or she) could deliberately embed emotion, or even a (positive) image that would be absorbed by any one reading or listening to it.  

And if we could learn Russian we could too 

feel the enormous benefit that was intended.

Vladimir Megre answered questions VKontakte 13..03.2013  Questions and answers with Vladimir Megre

I'm saying this because it has been suggested this is taking place with the RCofR books (ZKR knigi) in Russia.

 Звенящие Кедры России книги 

Let's look at the results shown by this theory (or experiment).  In Russia, hundreds of settlements have been created around the Ringing Cedars image [of people taking back their motherland, their special place on earth].  

In non Russian-speaking areas only a handful have.  We cannot thank the translators for this.  I'm convinced some people are pre-inspired because they were already on the same wavelength and didn't require a language-mantra attunement by the specific sounds/images they were reading.  

That's fortunate for them, but what about the others?

  Vedrica Forest Gardens, a Ringing Cedars inspired Community in Idaho, USA.  

Well, the image can and is being conveyed outside the books in human interactions, all the time.  Thank goodness for the language of emotion that can convey at least as much as the language of linear logic!

Footnote on Biotic Regulation in Australia [link to b.r. site for Australia].

The article says that the natural tendency of rainfall that strikes land is to run out toward the sea, under influence of gravity.  But not in Australia!  Here there are substantial inland (landlocked catchments) and underground reservoirs of water that are vast, in the East and West.

Besides antipodean upside-down-ness [contrariness], an interesting explanation (Peter Andrews, thank you) for our inland flowing rivers is this.  When Australia was joined with Antarctica, Antarctica had the highlands (still does) and Australia the lowlands (ditto).  The flow patterns persisted even after they broke up.

Also, very importantly, (also from Peter Andrews) Australian soils have underground clay deposits that act as a sponge, preventing [assuming in the first place a healthy landscape] flow of water to the sea, and releasing it when it is needed.  What would the Gaia hypothesis say about this or Biotic Regulation?  This is beyond plant life -- but involves a seeming cooperation between Animal, Vegetable and Mineral Kingdoms.

Translation provided by Elena Andreeva.


Сноска на Биотическую Регуляцию в Австралии [ссылка на вопросы биотической регуляции в Австралии].

Статья (Биотическая регуляция) говорит, что выпадающие на землю дожди имеют тенденцию естественно стекать в океан согласно действию силы притяжения. Но не в Австралии! Здесь находятся значительные обширные скопления подземных вод, как на востоке, так и на западе материка. 

Кроме антиподного (перевёрнутого) расположения (спасибо Peter Andrews за эту идею) есть и другое объяснение наших внутриматериковых течений рек. Когда Австралия была соединена с Антарктикой, Антарктика имела гористую поверхность, как и сейчас, а Австралия - низменную, тоже как и сейчас. Узоры течений сохранились и после их разделения.

Также, что очень важно (снова спасибо Peter Andrews), почвенный слой в Австралии имеет залежи глины, действующие как губка, предотвращающие стекание воды к морю и высвобождающие её по мере необходимости. Что бы гипотеза Gaia сказала об этом или о биотической регуляции? Это не входит в жизнь растений, но вовлечено во взаимодействие царств животных, растений и минералов. 

IMG_7891.jpg   Hand-made honey log on family domain, Russia .

 House-building in Rodovoye settlement  
 south of Moscow region. 

Песочный - почти как речка   Rodovoye settlement, Tula region
 Photos courtesy Elena Andreeva. 

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