HERE IS SOME MORE MATERIAL FROM ROAN AND A SAMPLE OF THE PASSIONATE FEEDBACKS ELICITED
BY HIS LETTER "THE SURVIVABLE PATH". THIS HAS NEVER BEEN EMAILED TO THE EARTH RAINBOW
NETWORK LIST AND IS POSTED HERE FOR THE BENEFIT OF THOSE INTERESTED.
From: Roan Carratu <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tue, 20 Apr 1999
Subject: Let's turn the world sane together as part of a "trim tab"
Friends and fellow forerunners,
I have added to my website (http://www.bibbs.com/roan) the NCF Mission Statement and
Strategy Overview, a fairly comprehensive document crafted in 1997 by a group in
the New Civilization Network, (>) when it was believed that a large
sum of money (an immense amount of money) was going to be donated to help us bring about
a survivable society.
The document is, in my opinion, one of the most important statements of directions
and activities ever produced. While the donation was blocked by politics, the document
helps those who wish to take the path of the Forerunner to find what they can do
to further the effort in the world.
Everyone has friends who feel much like they do, even we forerunners who are such
a rarity in the world, (although our numbers are growing) and many of the suggested
courses of actions could be accomplished in local or regional areas by any group
of friends who really wish to leave to their children a better, survivable world. I suggest
you read it, and please don't hesitate to email me with any comments or changes you
would like to see incorporated into the document.
I will soon be setting up some pages where folks who want to either live in a Forerunner
community or help start the Geonet in their local area can sign up and be listed
for contacts with others of like mind and intent. I don't expect an instant response, in that everything goes by the bell curve, which means even the best efforts start
slowly and grow at increasing speeds. But if you are thinking of participating,
please sign up and I will make sure you get connected with other interested folks.
I also put a subscription button on my site's front page which allows you to sign
up for the Forerunner E-List I just set up. Either go ahead and subscribe or email
me and I will subscribe you.
All my emailed essays sent out publicly are on my website also. I don't claim to
be the only person to see the stuff I put out, in fact, the response I've gotten
indicates that there are thousands or maybe hundreds of thousands who are seeing
it also. The original The Survivable Path essay is up on my site also, first one of the batch,
and it expresses pretty concisely what I and many others see to be what must change
to survive on this planet, and my personal views of what we can do about them. I
think we are seeing the very beginning of the swell which might become the wave we must surf
on to guide the world into sanity. We might have to really paddle fast to catch
that wave, but I think a world of peace and sanity is really what most of us want
to see in our hearts in the future of our world. It can be, if we get our asses in gear and
I want to thank the folks who have been writing me, and assure you that I will be
answering you as time goes on. I have been quite overwhelmed by the responses I've
been getting. With the conflicts in the news, the steady reports of environmental
disaster, and the other indicators that we must wake up and take personal responsibility for
the world, (rather than leaving it to 'leaders',) I think a great awakening is occurring
around the world.
Buckminster Fuller talked about 'trimtab'. A ship as huge as an oil tanker, for example,
would take a really huge amount of energy to even turn it's huge rudder. But, if
they put a small rudder on the huge rudder, they can turn the small rudder, called
a 'trimtab' and the water going by, diverted by the little trimtab, will push the huge
rudder over, which turns the whole huge ship. So with a small change comes a huge
change. This is what forerunners are really trying to do. We know it is not practical
or even possible to force the world to change, to change everyone's minds or actions,
but we can be trimtab, and by putting out our best efforts for a long enough time,
we can act as trimtab for this world.
Let's do something outrageous with our lives... let's turn the world sane together.
Peace and Long Life,
Bodhisattva At Large
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I would like to invite you to join the forerunners mailing list.
The description of this mailing list is:
Throughout the world some people are starting to feel the need to do something about
the world's situation. It comes from deep within, and does not seem to have much
to do with beliefs or religion or philosophy... It keeps saying in our hearts, "you
must personally take up this task to save this planet... it is what you are here to do..."
in not so many words... but we who feel this were so isolated from each other, spread
out all over, that we have never really connected with others who felt the same way... Now, with the advent of the internet, it is time for us to come together. We are
forerunners, geneticly with a gift for finding the way for the world, as we did
in ancient times, when we found the path for our tribes. Now we are called to find
the path for the world, and lead it to sanity. It is both a personal spiritual path and a path
of cooperative action with others, regardless of religion, spiritual path, or belief,
to do what is required to save this planet and the ecoentity we are ONE with by the
Grace of God. Here you will find News, contact information for those seeking communities
and/or setting up a local Geonet, or who want to share their efforts with others
in the emerging ancient clan of forerunners, remembering who they are and what they
must do. Our Children's Children's Children demands it!
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Date: Mon, 29 Mar 1999
Subject: "Radicalism" and The Survivable Path
I must join the chorus you inspired as regards Roan's absolutely exceptional contribution
to the growing involvements of concerned and caring people all around the planet.
I can understand how important it is for every individual that they feel, and are
able, simply by expressing their desire, their will, to make a difference to something
they care about. I can also understand how difficult it is for many caring people
to leave their physical, emotional, mental and spiritual comfort zones.
Such difficulties are what have brought about the many personal and planetary issues
we face; all that is out there, that we don't like, is what WE have created.
It's a bit much for many people to thoroughly accept, but the Earth is a fully conscious,
powerful, being. Whilst probabilities are faintly ridiculous here it nevertheless
serves to suggest that Mother Earth understands far better than humanity what is
occuring, what is destined, what is possible and what is necessary.
I'd rather remain with my nearest and dearest, learning how better to commune with
"nature", but I'm hugely doubtful that - at this time - such a choice would maximise
either my own potential for good or that of my fellow brothers and sisters.
Regrettably, Roan's "Warrior-like" viewpoint carries the most self-critical, honest
and realistic perspective available to those of us who desire to be more influential.
Date: Mon, 29 Mar 1999
From: Shanna Mac Lean <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Exchanges on Global Visionary list
Hello Roan: I am Shanna http://www.mindspring.com/~shannamaclean I wanted to greet
you personally and introduce myself.
Thank you immensely for your extremely stimulating (not so radical to my way of viewing)
observations on life on planet Earth at this time -- and your call to action. Basically
I am in accord and oneness with all of which you speak.
I recently read Conversations with God III, which Neale Walsch brought through. I
was tremendously impressed with the detailed discussion of the life style of highly
evolved beings, which takes up the last third of the book. What you describe is the
way Highly Evolved Beings live. I asked myself: are there ways we can accelerate evolution
NOW on this planet? How can we as a society, or even a group within a society, come
to some of these (OBVIOUS when you muse on them) understandings which are described
as the ways of "highly evolved" beings, and translate them into our daily lives. [I
have excerpted this part of the book if you would like me to send it to you.] One
of my thoughts was to form a foundation which could search out projects (such as
Michael Cohen's and I know of others) which potentially can have high impact on a large number
of beings, and find a way to disseminate/energize them.
How can your very sage observations be translated into a practical and SPECIFIC set
In love, Shanna
From: email@example.com (Eve Howard)
Subject: Rainbow Network Message
Date: Mon, 29 Mar 1999
I have been touched deeply by your messages just now received as part of Jean's Rainbow
Network distribution. I connected with Jean's group in the wee hours of morning many
months ago. For close to a decade I have been reading and searching for the something I know must be, I was attempting on this night to locate any type of alternative
community, as I have done and thought about many times. As I read your message and
Jean's response I made notes of points I wished to present to Jean almost in defense
of your stands. That I had connected with his group in this very quest and the point
of the synergy created by community and how I have come to realize that this will
be necessary to join many well intentioned individual efforts. Also how the point
of returning to the connection with nature while extremely valid is just one element that would
be necessary to incorporate or at least present to this type of groups of people.
I also thought about "The Farm" of which I have been drawn and while I have not visited
it have read a great deal about it and the part it plays in the world and the organization
of like communities and the difference they are making.
I humbly compare myself in an additional parallel, while not of the magnitude nor
the dedication of life. In early years there were discussions as to my I.Q. level
within the private school that I attended and I also questioned a good deal of what
I was taught at a very early age much to the chagrin of my teachers. I have continued to develop
non mainstream philosophies about religion and creation that have always made me
feel somehow separate. Unlike yourself I have kept these things in a discreet place
and have worn a much more acceptable attire as years progressed. In the last decade
the mask became very unbearable and I have been much more aggressive in seeking and
I would guess that if there are the many out there that you perceive they may be taking
a similar path. I was born in 1954 and like yourself have found a few but precious
few of like mind.
You however, eloquently addressed each and every note I had made in your subsequent
response to Jean. This is what prompted me to make this contact. I once commented
to Jean that I have been a leader of some sort in many situations over the years
by induction rather than by choice and I always lead as a sacred responsibility and duty. Most
are seeking leadership and I know how important it is for all of us to find within
ourselves answers before we can choose a path.
Your words are the closest to any vision I have had and I fully understand your proposals
and the reasoning behind them. I know that in a community environment as with any
group working for a common goal the ideas and synergy created magnifies any effort
made. The question is how and where to start ?. I wish I was 20 once again with the
years and energy at my disposal but I also know it is imperative not to give up
on the vision. What are your thoughts?
One last note: I have the greatest respect for Jean and the work that he is doing.
I cannot begin to tell you the element that he has added to my life. He has a very
special mission in this process and is remaining true to his vision. What a beautiful
May you be blessed in your quest,
Date: Mon, 29 Mar 1999
To: "Roan Carratu" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Gene Kieffer <email@example.com>
Subject: The Survivable Path
I just finished reading the e-mail sent to Jean Hudon. My first "take" is that
even if you were to have it printed nicely on good paper, and then sent by ordinary
mail to every human being between the ages of 16 and 76, it would not change anything.
True, not everybody in the world knows that "All is One," but surely by now every
New Ager knows it, because that's all they ever say--"We're all One." I know what
it means, and you know what it means, and they know what it means, but it does not
change anything. Their behavior remains as it was.
In order for words to make a difference, the words have to impart knowledge that
translates into wisdom. So far, I have not seen a book that does it. People use
the word "Wisdom" a lot, and I guess they ascribe some meaning to it.
I am now in the finally stages of writing a book that is meant to impart some
wisdom. Whether I've succeeded or not remains to be seen. The title is "THE UNVEILING
OF THE VIRGIN ISIS." My problem is a very practical one: "What do I do with the
book after it's finished?"
Thanks very much for sharing your insights about the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
We need to hear from more people such as yourself who THINK!
All best wishes,
Date: Mon, 29 Mar 1999
From: Kathy Jensen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: The Survivable Path
Fantastic summary from Roan!!!! I would like to add that it will probably all start
with the economic system, without money, there would be no reason for all the crimes
and injustices! We will get back to people being more important than portfolios.
And I doubt there is a person in government that will call current acts of violence
within this country exactly what it is. It is NOT terrorism, It used to be called
a REVOLUTION. No one has the guts to call it that in our current system.
I agree though, that the change, when it comes about will not be forced. Thank the
From: Paul Terry Walhus <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: The Survivable Path- worth repeating!
To: firstname.lastname@example.org (Roan Carratu)
Date: Mon, 29 Mar 1999
"We need to interlink these communities"
Well, we have the Internet. I don't know about all moving in together, but we all
have pockets of activity in different places. We have the bioregional folks in
The Spring is a "virtual community" similar to the WELL where we can meet (http://www.spring.net/farm).
Where do we start?
Paul Terry Walhus
Date: Tue, 30 Mar 1999 22:25:40 -0700
From: "Roan Carratu" <email@example.com>
To: "Ileana P. Falticeni" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: The Survivable Path
"Ileana P. Falticeni" wrote:
A friend emailed me your thoughts. I wish I could say your ideas are radical, but
they are not - they are logic and nothing we have not heard before... religion has
been trying to convey the same message for thousands of years, but, well, it comes
with so much excess bagagge one loses the message.
As a believer in the bleak inevitability of environmental destruction man faces on
his present socio-economic-geopolitical course, I have one comment: the earth will
be saved one of two ways; either we/it destroys itself in order to be able to live
again, or we work within the present socio-economic-geopolitical game to change the course
of inevitability. The latter carries the high risk of destruction in and of itself.
There are some of us within the "subculture" of suits and ties who drag the masses
into awareness - is it not more realistic to influence the masses using their own language
than using concepts (albeit correct) they don't understand, ot trust?
Please don't scorn the "suits" different from you, anymore than you would wish the
suits to scorn your singleminded devotion. Perhaps that is what we all need - this
single minded devotion - but the suits may reach the psyche of the masses much faster
than you. We are trying.
AND ROAN RESPONDED:
Thank you for your message.
Please understand I was not fussing about clothing. I could care less what people
wear or if they wear nothing at all. (grin)
It was the mindset instilled into the population, especially those who have positions
of responsibility, by the academic subculture. While that subculture is not monolithic,
it does cause a social effect by limiting the meaning of such concepts as 'reasonable' to irrational limits and in the process, causing those people to disregard any
rational possibilities as 'unreasonable' and reject anyone who proposes such possibilities.
This is a social filtering system, and unfortunately, a seriously insane filtering
Considering the root, the origin of the subculture, it is not surprising, but it does
have to be addressed.
Please understand also that I don't see this as a big division or struggle between
people who don't wear some uniform or suit and those who do. Defining the problem
in that way would not be helpful. The people who have been conditioned by the academic
subculture have no idea that they are conditioned. Everyone is conditioned to some
degree or another, and the academic brand is not as bad as some which occur in the
world, especially by the 'noise' around religions... but it is the most influencing
among the most people who have power of social decision making. The power structure is filtered
that way. The world is not in this condition by accident, but by ignorance, as in
'ignore'... I see the struggle for long term survival in terms of subcultures, in
"the earth will be saved one of two ways; either we/it destroys itself in order to
be able to live again, or we work within the present socio-economic-geopolitical
game to change the course of inevitability."
The illusion is that subcultures, especially multigenerational subcultures, like academia
or government or any large social structure, is rigid and unyielding and does not
change easily. But in reality, they change as fast as the people in them change.
When concepts change in the general population, the subcultures change also.
But for people to change, they have to have something as an example, to look at, which
represents changes in directions they want to go, which show benefits they consider
favorable for their lives and their children's lives. That rarely comes from within
the large subcultures. That comes from people outside those subcultures doing those
examples and having them widely publicized. But the media is also a large subculture,
also conditioned by academia. So to bring about both the examples and the publication of those examples, will require people outside the subcultures to do the examples,
and people outside the subcultures to set up their own means of publicizing the results.
I wish it could be done from within the subcultures, but it cannot. The conditioning,
as a group, is so strong it's... well... like if a crew of a large sailboat had been
taught all their lives that to open their eyes would bring horrible non-specific
events, they would lose everything, and probably die, then such people could not open
their eyes even if some passengers who are looking, who dared to open their eyes
anyway, tell them the ship is heading towards an iceberg... Even if they believed
it, they would say 'we may have to do it, but with our eyes closed'... If it was a simple thing,
then perhaps that would be enough, but to save the planet at this late date will
require an intricate dance of course changes which none with their eyes closed could
manage, and from your sentence above, you understand that. 'changing the course of inevitability'
is futile, for it is either inevitable or it can be changed and it is not inevitable...
Certainly those who think that cannot, in that way of thinking, change things from within.
Inotherwords, there is hope for change that can be survived and which can actually
produce major beneficial effects, but it will require enough people to open their
eyes and crew the ship. It won't be done just because we are heading towards the
iceberg, but because it is so futile to tell the captains and crew that the ship is heading
for an iceberg, and because some see an open sea awaiting, clear sailing on a gentle
sea, if we only just sail between the cliffs, if we do this and that and this other
thing... which they can see clearly. If necessary, we will dance around the blind crew
and trim the sails ourselves... We are as capable as the crew and the task is obvious
to all of us.
I don't say all this from a naive viewpoint. I was trained as an officer in the military,
I have worked for the government, and I have had positions in corporations. Enough
to taste the subcultural worldviews and understand the dynamics. I have worn a suit, and I have also gone to college. Also, I have seen that we have a powerful ally,
one that far transcends the leaders and subcultures that now rule the world, and
that is Life itself, the very instincts which pump our blood and drive us to breathe
without us even noticing most of the time. The 'sublime force which grows the green shoot'...
We did not evolve randomly, as an accident... we were designed to succeed, although
the process of evolution goes on and nothing is 100% certain. We are this planet
being aware of, and changing, itself, so it is not so farfetched that we might not only
survive but do better than we are now.
It is very good to converse with you, and I meant nothing here in any personal way.
May we be friends? Please keep in touch.
-- Peace and Long Life, Roan Carratu
AND A FINAL AND VERY "UNIQUE" COMMENT:
From: "John V. Panella" <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: The Survivable Path
Date: Mon, 29 Mar 1999
It has become imperative that action be taken. Yet we all know that the power lords
that rule this earth will use violence anyway they can to stop anyone or thing trying
to avert their attempts to create a despotic world. I have come to the conclusion
that everything that occurs is only verified by divine right. meaning: we all have freedom
of choice, but if we misuse that choice or allow our selves to be deceived by power
seekers and the SHADOWLORDS of rule, then we allow by divine right our entire free
choice to be manipulated into a morbid conclusion.
I state here and now this must end. We on this planet have lived in illusion much
too long. We have been manipulated, deceived and outright lied to for the benefit
of beings who lost their divine right by darkness. If we are to penetrate this void
with light then we must use the cunning art of the serpent. Be wise as a serpent BUT HARMLESS
as a dove. We realize in this world that knowledge and the lack thereof are the pinnacles
of whatever direction you have succumbed to. It is our right by divine law of the LAW OF ONE, that we can change. prophecy can change. Future can change. Nothing
is set in stone as long as we have that right. Then it becomes imperative to initiate
the serpent factor. We must now play their game with the same art as they have successfully used for ages. You see ultimately they will fail. We already have their number
and we never knew it.
I decree this day by the great I AM, that we initiate the serpent factor. This decree
will manifest itself by any means possible that we can get this information out to
as many numbers as we can. For those who understand this decree you will see the
importance behind what it is that I AM stating. This verse below must now become the first
creed of the serpent factor of change world wide.
Sent by divine decree!
I AM here and I AM going to intervene!
This worlds hierarchy is finished, they have been so forewarned as of this date that
they no longer have control of this planet by the decree of I AM!
For ages on end you have been promised the sworn oath of the supreme divine council,
that I AM returning. I AM telling you now, your faith and hope has not been in vain,
I AM here now and I AM intervening! Do not let your oath to ignorance sway your internal logic away from truth. I AM not here to take you over, I AM not here to create
a new religion, I AM not here to adhere to one belief over the other! I AM here
to give you back your divine right and freedom. I AM here to introduce once again
the FATHER/MOTHER divine; our eternal parents.
For you were never forsaken nor ever left alone. You have been led astray by the cunning
art of darkness, and so be it this day that darkness is now being removed. The wars
are going to be stopped. Families will be brought back together. Communities will
live in peace. Governments will be here only to teach not to enforce. Teachers will
renew their oath to the supreme science and metaphysical divinity. Your days will
become isles of peace as you spend your time learning and occupying the mind once
again with the gnosis of your heritage. You will no longer slave for the few, you will only
assist for the many. Your days will no longer be filled with labor creating a blockage
in the thinking process. Your days will be filled with joy, laboring only for the
pursuit and well being of your fellow man.
I AM so speaking these words, for in your heart you know this to be true. The times
of the darkened ones are finished. They now realize this themselves. For all they
attempt to do to thwart this divine power I AM giving you, they shall only war against
themselves. For they will turn on one another and consume each other as they attempt
to hold their controlling power over you. I AM assuring you this day, they no longer
have this power it is gone. All that is left is the remnant of deceit which still
occupies the heart of ignorance. This too shall be removed as each one reads this message.
Your fight and and your deep faith has not let you down even though most of your beliefs
systems were based on deception and false illusions. It has been said, that these
evils must first come as a precursor to the event that I AM now establishing. What
you failed to comprehend is that the evils were of the darkness, and light will never
allow darkness to fulfill its needs. But your beliefs were creating these events
not distinguishing them. Religions have long wrongly taught that evil times must
come before the light will shine. But you failed to recall that Prophecy can and will fail.
This was our divine right to allow those of the darkened world to believe these things
so that they would fall into our plan of love.
You have believed in divine intervention, well I AM here! You have believed well!
Now nothing can come against what has been set in motion. Nothing, I repeat there
is no power on heaven above or earth beneath that can now come up against the forces
of righteousness and light.
For the Christ, whom many seek has now returned, not in the form of the once master
Jesus, but now in the form of each of you. For what Jesus was trying to teach before
the shadow Lord's changed his wisdom, was that the Father and the Divine Son live
within you. They are part of you and you are part of them. That light has returned to expel
the darkness and rekindle the hope setting the true illumined, ones, (YOU), as salt
of the earth once again. You are that great city that stands on top of the highest
mountain. That mountain is the temple of the Great spirit. That mountain is the real
YOU! I AM that mountain!
My dearly beloved friends I so come to you today to reveal unto you the mystery of
the ages sealed by divine law from before the foundations of your world. I AM here
to bring back what was stolen. I AM here to now remove the veil. Close your eyes
and peer through your divine eye. As I promised every eye would see this day. And so it must
be declared, I have spoken these words. For the Kingdom of the Shadow Lords are no
more, for the Kingdom of my Father/Mother divine and your Father/Mother divine has
now been reestablished. Praise be to the highest, praise be to the law of one. Praise be
Sincerely, I AM your friend Truly, I AM your brother Mercifully, I AM your betrothed
one! Welcome to the marriage of the lamb!
P.S. This message now must go out unto billions of people. As they bring in these
words the world will begin to set anew the power of the kingdom! Yours truly, I AM
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