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‘Baring Witness’ Protests against increase of troops to Afghanistan

December 4th, 2009

In writing ‘A Brief History of Nakedness’ (due out April 2010) I’ve devoted a chapter to the use of nakedness to draw attention to political causes – from the legendary story of Lady Godiva protesting about her own husband’s punitive taxation to modern-day protests against the Iraq war. Well here’s some news hot off the press. Donna Sheehan and Paul Refell who organised the ‘Baring Witness’ photoshoots of groups of people opposing the impending invasion of Iraq back in November 2002 have just mounted another protest against Obama’s decision to commit 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan. Here is a photo they took 2 days ago in California which they hope will travel the world with their message of Peace:

Baring Witness Peace Protest December 2009

Awen 13

December 4th, 2009

Try focusing your awareness on your heart and just follow the images that occur to you. At some time you might find yourself coming to a garden. You may have to find a secret gate or doorway into this garden, or you may have to make your way through a dark forest to find it hidden beyond two streams. See if you can find this Garden of the Heart. Sometimes you might find a pool there that will refresh you with its water. Other times a fire might burning there that will fill you with energy and passion. Both can bless you with Awen.