December 26, 1999

Subject; Harry Oldfield and his invisible universe + Ramonet on GMO and other things + MIT's Millennium Advice -- Unplug, Stay Off Line w/Flashlites Ready + TOP TEN THINGS You Need To Do Right Now For Y2K! + Happy Y2K

Hello everyone

I was not planning to send you more Y2K stuff but I came across a few items I could not resist to pass on to you because they could be very useful -- see at the end of this post (AND THERE WILL BE MORE TO COME!). But first you'll find a most amazing story published this month in the Share i
International magazine. This is no science fiction and could have immeasurably positive consequences in the near future. I also found some very enlightening comments by Ignacio Ramonet about globalization and the new ruling powers as we enter a new century.

I'm sure you'll find some time to read this before the power goes off - just half kidding ;-)

Jean Hudon
Earth Rainbow Network Coordinator

P.S. Lit a candle for the new millennium and add your energy for peace (very nice concept!) at:

Harry Oldfield and his invisible universe

by Diana Holland

A British biologist has developed a method of photography which produces images of the light energy emanated by all living things. The article describes some of the medical research implications of this method. (1835 words)

Vancouver, Canada Harry Oldfield is a trained biologist conducting scientific research at a clinic near London, England. His colleagues call him "an inventor, scientist and thinker for whom the word ‘impossible’ does not exist". Share International correspondent Diana Holland interviewed him at the annual conference of IANDS, the International Association for Near-Death Studies, which was held this year at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.

There I was in the darkened auditorium, looking at two slides projected side-by-side on a screen. On the left was a uniform field of claret red, and on the right, the same field with a blob of white light, a kind of starburst-turned-modern art. "What you see on the right," said the lecturer, "is the energetic profile of organic muesli, pulsing with light. What you see on the left is a very popular, universally available commercial breakfast cereal. No light."

(Picture caption) The left side shows the energetic profile of organic muesli; the right shows a commercial breakfast cereal

(Picture caption) The left side shows a normal finger tip; the right shows a cancerous finger tip.

See the pictures at

Harry Oldfield, UK biologist-turned-energy-field-researcher, thus introduced a series of slides detailing his research in Britain over the past 25 years. He proceeded to show a black-and-white image of a Canadian maple leaf with a slight bar across the top third. Next to it was the leaf’s energetic profile, this time a kind of pulsing corona, with the silhouette quite clear. Minor detail, added Oldfield: the crown was intact in the energy field, whereas the top third of the actual leaf had been cut off before the energy picture was made. It did not require much imagination to extrapolate to the frequently-heard tales of phantom limbs.

So began a fascinating exposition on Polycontrast Interference Photography (PIP), which Oldfield developed by adapting an older technology commonly associated with satellite pictures of hot/cool land and sea masses. He perfected this application after many years of research into Kirlian photography, which captures changing patterns of light energy emanating from all living things, including the human body, plants, animals, and even crystals. The book, Harry Oldfield’s Invisible Universe*, presents a succinct explanation:

"The PIP instrumentation employs a device which can distinguish between many different grades or qualities of light. The innovation is in the computer programme, which allocates a number to each grade of light and then colour codes each number. The end result is the image you see on the computer screen."

Oldfield’s technology is now used in three hospitals in Britain and several clinics abroad, in conjunction with electro-scanning and crystal therapy machines which he has devised.

The slides got "curiouser and curiouser", as Alice in Wonderland might say, depicting advanced scientific research in the most mundane contexts. Oldfield showed the energy pattern of a common caterpillar, which was an indistinguishable haze of milky white with a vague column in the centre. Minutes later, injected with potassium cyanide, the departed caterpillar was now the merest image of the same white but, this time, with the life force gone, a kind of ‘skeletal cartoon’ of broad caterpillar segments against a field of deep space black.

The cabbage on which the caterpillar sat in Oldfield’s garden was PIP- photographed as a nebula of radiant fibres before picking. The PIP scan showed a murky, blotchy, lifeless mulch once it had been overcooked, with all light gone. At this point, Oldfield quipped that schoolboys under his charge years ago managed to capture the Kirlian imprint of institutional dinners being served at their school: the food was completely devoid of any energy, so the film was blank.

ldfield said he regretted having killed the caterpillar, and later realized that field research could be done live and on the spot, as with a pond water sample he showed. When PIP images are taken, he related, there is no need to kill and stain specimens to be able to analyse them. Vivisection is no longer necessary for animals, and the PIP imaging can even be used to diagnose human conditions.

Oldfield found that PIP photographs of the human form tended to correlate closely with two healing systems that have been known for thousands of years. In all cases, there was graphical representation of energetic eddies and clusters similar to the chakras described in Ayurvedic medicine, and of the meridian energy pathways described in traditional Chinese Medicine. So here, at last, was a simple, cheap and non-invasive tool that depicted visually the state and movement of force-fields, using not much more than a Tesla coil**, a computer chip and a video recorder.

Oldfield proceeded to show slides of the energy patterns created by disease states like angina and throat infections, and others that showed how the pattern shifted remarkably after the application of crystal healing or healing touch. Documenting practices involving the laying-on of hands, he had slides pointing to the phenomenon of empathetic resonance, whereby the healer absorbs negative energies from the patient and stores them, later to transmute them to higher levels or ground them.

Oldfield had images of the light exhibited by the healing energy available in hands and of the brilliant imprint of babies forming in the womb. Most disturbing was the PIP image of a 15-year-old cocaine addict. The crown chakra was fractured and forming a drain while seemingly detached entities clung, suction-like, to the lower limbs.

The profiles of depression and schizophrenia are quite characteristic, as is that of cancer. In PIP photographs, cancer shows up as a chaotic, riotous explosion of light fibres, a kind of frayed and fleeing fragmentation around finger tips, in sharp contrast to the more organized and harmonious bundles of sustained light energy in a healthy human being where there is no such depletion.

Oldfield’s PIP technology is able to pinpoint pathological states before they become evident by standard diagnosis, allowing practitioners the chance to nip in the bud such things as breast tumours. People at risk could be screened regularly to detect and curtail hereditary or common diseases like diabetes while remedial treatment is still swift, cheap and easy to carry out. The instrumentation can be used to study forms of vibrational medicine such as acupuncture, homoeopathy and reflexology, many of which have been practised effectively for centuries but have lacked until now a methodology for concrete demonstration and verification.

Oldfield’s work with energy fields has opened the door to much wider fields of research and broached the previously undocumented and unfathomable: the afterlife and the space-time continuum. He has current PIP photographs of the Tower of London, where a phantom scaffold is clearly visible by PIP where there now stands just a small plaque. During some research he was conducting with three accredited assistants in another famous place of execution for British commoners, the forms of two Cromwellian soldiers appeared and dissolved, but were clearly visible for a short period.

he imprint of history does in fact live on, he believes, in old train stations, cemeteries, etc., and he has PIP photographs of ghost forms and extended hands where current owners of ‘haunted houses’ report cold spots and a shadowy presence. The book Harry Oldfield’s Invisible Universe explains:

"The proposition is that other energy-universes may exist on what are often called ‘related planes of reality’, other dimensions where matter is vibrating at higher frequencies than matter in the physical plane.

"To take the point further, another analogy often used is the ‘ghosting’ effect that sometimes happens when we watch television. We may be on a particular channel, but, due to signal interference, the broadcast from a second channel may also be visible on screen. In effect, there are two broadcasts, representing two different ‘realities’, occupying the same space."

This correlates with research Oldfield conducted in British mortuaries, specifically by performing PIP scanning on the bodies of people who had died suddenly, unexpectedly and violently, as in car accidents. In such cases, there was often evidence of a force-field hovering over or near the exposed body.

Oldfield states that many coroners and mortuary personnel sense a presence near the corpse, which prompts them to be extremely respectful in their interventions. He personally experienced a situation where the hovering field above a recent accident victim pulsated dramatically in response to his assistant praying in sympathy over the body. From this, he approves of the common practice of many religions to allow a three-day ‘settling period’ before the disposal of the remains.

By contrast to violent death, Oldfield showed slides of PIP photography of the energy field surrounding elderly people whose death was expected and peaceful, and who died surrounded by supportive family members. The quality of the scans is quite different, validates the work of hospice volunteers and terminal-ward personnel, and begs the development of an ‘art of dying’.

Oldfield has on record a portrait of a "soul harvester", an entity his research group nicknamed "Angelos". He believes there is a class of discorporate beings, Angels of Death as it were, whose purpose is to comfort and guide disoriented people at death and abet the moment of passing. He has found more than one such entity while scanning graveyards and mortuary rooms.

Perhaps the person most surprised at what he has uncovered and managed to document visually is Harry Oldfield himself. By his own assertion, he was a "Newtonian" biologist 25 years ago, interested only in the concrete evidence of hard scientific fact. But through thought, meditation and sheer luck, he stumbled upon PIP and, later on, discovered how certain crystals can be used to alter the aura and promote conditions under which medical conditions can diminish or disappear.

"I am trying to invent instruments that will help more of us to experience more of the invisible universe," he says. He may, as part of his research, have discovered a new form of life on Earth. While PIP-scanning various crystals, Oldfield discovered that about 10 per cent of them have undulating within, on or about them a previously-unknown life-form, a creature with its own aura that looks like a slug. The first one he discovered dived back into the crystal, seemingly when it realized it was being observed, and the PIP computer crashed with the message "unidentified instruction". Oldfield states that other researchers have independently confirmed the same phenomenon.

His respect for the universal pulsation and presence of "life" is paramount, and Oldfield has developed both a school and clinic near London to make available his gentle and inexpensive diagnostic and treatment methods. He also teaches that conscious intent and awareness can influence and change energetic patterns, or keep negative ones in place. In effect, what you think does matter in the invisible universe.

For more information: The School and Clinic of Electro-Crystal Therapy, 117 Long Drive, South Ruislip, Middlesex, England, HA4 0HI. Tel/fax: 0181 841 1716, e-mail: <eileen>.

* Jane and Grant Solomon, Harry Oldfield’s Invisible Universe, Thorsons, London, UK, 1998.
** A Tesla coil is a transformer for high-frequency current, used in therapeutic treatment.

Diana Holland is a Share International correspondent from Vancouver, Canada.
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From: "al green" <>
Date: Wed, 15 Dec 99
Subject: Ramonet on GM and other things

Ignacio Ramonet is one of the most influential writers in Europe editor of Le Monde Diplomatique

The year 2000

As we approach the threshold of the year 2000 - a mythical date that has long served as a synonym for the future that is about to become our present - we inevitably pause to take stock of the state of the our world. A central phenomenon is the way in which every country is caught up in the dynamic of globalisation. A second capitalist revolution is underway. But many are determined to oppose it.

As we approach the threshold of the year 2000 - a mythical date that has long served as a synonym for the future that is about to become our present - we inevitably pause to take stock of the state of the our world.

The central phenomenon is the way in which every country is caught up in the dynamic of globalisation. A second capitalist revolution is under way. Globalisation is reaching into every corner of our planet, and shows as little concern for the diversity of political regimes as it does for the independence of peoples.

The world is experiencing a new age of conquest, reminiscent of the days of colonialism. But whereas the protagonists of previous phases of conquest and expansion were national states, this time the drive for global domination is coming from big companies and conglomerates, major industrial groupings and the private finance sector. Never before have the world's masters been so few in number and so powerful. These groupings have their bases within the "triad" of the United States, Europe and Japan - but half of them are based in the US. What we are seeing is fundamentally an American phenomenon.

This concentration of capital and power has intensified in the course of the past 20 years, driven by the revolution in information technology. A further leap is about to be taken, powered by the new developments in genetic engineering. The privatisation of the human genome and a general patenting of life forms are opening new prospects for capitalist expansion. A major privatisation of all things related to life and nature is in the offing, opening the way for a power perhaps more absolute than anything the world has known.

Globalisation aims to conquer markets rather than nation states. The interests of this modern power lie not in the conquest of territory - as in the days of invasions and colonialism - but in the appropriation of wealth.

This conquest goes hand in hand with considerable destruction. Whole industries have been wiped out in every region of the world. The result has been social suffering: mass unemployment, underemployment, precarious employment and exclusion. Fifty million unemployed in Europe, one billion unemployed and underemployed in the world as a whole. We have the over-exploitation of men, women and - even more scandalously - children, 300 million of them, in conditions of unprecedented brutality.

Globalisation also means the plundering of our planet. Large corporations are ravaging the environment on a massive scale; they are exploiting the wealth of nature which is the common property of humanity; and they are doing so with neither scruple nor restraint. This goes hand in hand with criminalisation in the world of banking and finance, involving the recycling of sums in excess of $1,000bn a year - more than the annual gross national profit of one third of humanity.

By turning words and things, minds and bodies, nature and culture into commodities, we are further aggravating the world's inequalities. Although global production of basic foodstuffs currently stands at 110% of world needs, 30 million people still die of hunger every year, and more than 800 million are under-nourished. In 1960 the richest 20% of the world's population had an income 30 times higher than that of the poorest 20%. Today the wealth of that 20% is 82 times higher. Of the 6 billion inhabitants of this planet, barely 500 million live in comfort - leaving 5.5 billion living in need.

State structures and traditional social structures are in the process of being swept away, with disastrous results. Almost everywhere in the countries of the South, the state is collapsing. Outlaw zones are developing, chaotic ungovernable entities, outside any rule of law, descending into a state of barbarism in which gangs of plunderers are holding populations to ransom. New kinds of dangers are already with us: organised crime, mafia networks, financial speculation, large-scale corruption, a spread of new pandemics (Aids, Ebola virus, Creuzfeld-Jacob disease etc), pollution at new levels of intensity, religious and ethnic fanaticism, the greenhouse effect, desertification, nuclear proliferation etc.

At a time which is supposed to be the triumph of freedom and democracy in a world largely rid of authoritarian regimes, censorship and media manipulation are making a paradoxical comeback, more powerful than before and taking many forms. Seductive new "opiums of the masses" offer false dreams of better worlds, distracting people's attention from the real issues and attempting to direct them away from civic and political action. In this new age of alienation, within this framework of "world culture" and the globalisation of the message, communications technologies are more than ever playing a central ideological role.

The result of the speed and abruptness of these changes is to destabilise the world's political leaders. For the most part they feel that they are being overtaken by a globalisation that is changing the rules of the game and leaving them partially powerless, because the world's real masters are no longer the politicians who hold the formal reins of power.

This is why ordinary people have been mobilising and building coalitions against the new ruling powers - as we saw in November with the demonstration against the World Trade Organisation meeting in Seattle. In their view, the aim of globalisation at the start of this new millennium is the destruction of the collective good. They see the public and the social being appropriated by the private and the market. They reject that process and they are rallying their forces against it.

Translated by Ed Emery

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED © 1999 Le Monde diplomatique

Date: Fri, 24 Dec 1999
Subject: MIT's Millennium Advice-- Unplug, Stay Off Line w/Flashlites Ready

MIT's advisory on Y2K: Beware

Preparations are extensive

By Peter J. Howe, Globe Staff, 12/17/99

CAMBRIDGE - If any organization in the world can be counted on to be ready for the Y2K computer bug, it should be the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, home to more technologically brilliant people per acre than maybe any place.

And while some critics already contend that alarmists have overhyped the risk that the date changeover to Jan. 1, 2000 will cause computer chips to go berserk, MIT officials are taking nothing for granted.

MIT has not gone into panic mode, but given the technology brainpower it represents, the institute's preparations could serve as a warning to the rest of the world not to downplay the possibility Y2K could bring serious computer mishaps, power failures, and technological breakdowns.

In other words, beware.

Besides ensuring an ample supply of flashlights, cots and blankets, and hiring elevator technicians to be on site on New Year's Eve, institute officials are urging that every one of MIT's estimated 20,000 computers and servers that can be shut down be turned off no later than Dec. 30, a full day before computer clocks begin flipping over to 2000.

''If you don't need the machine on and you shut it down, you have that much more time to deal with any issues that come up,'' said Gerald Isaacson, who is leading Y2K efforts for MIT.

While it is far from an official dictate, MIT's recommendation seems to reflect a growing consensus among computer experts that people who can should avoid having their computers on and avoid surfing the Web or logging on for electronic mail during the time the world's clocks change over to 2000 - what some specialists call ''crossing the millennium boundary.''

''I think it's a smart piece of pragmatic advice that MIT is giving its community,'' said Gary Beach, publisher of the 135,000-circulation CIO magazine in Framingham, a publication for top computer systems managers.

Because Jan. 1 will arrive in New Zealand as early as 7 a.m. Eastern Standard Time on Dec. 31, and any problems there could ripple across global computer networks, Beach said, ''I would advise people here to turn off their computers no later than 7 a.m. on the 31st and kick them back on the morning of Jan. 2. ''


The theory behind shutting computers off well ahead of that date change is that should a problem develop, it would be far easier to fix when rebooting the computer a day or two after the new year than it would be if the computer were on, connected to the Net, or running a program at the moment the date changes.

Some specialists also fear that computers will be exposed to computer viruses sent by electronic mail timed to wreak havoc on Dec. 31.

Last month, university executive vice president John R. Curry issued a lengthy set of warnings and recommendations that filled two pages of the institute newspaper ''Tech Talk.''


All of MIT's residence halls already have cots and blankets in case of a power failure or civil disaster unrelated to Y2K. Just to be safe, however, MIT officials, with help from a crew of students hired to help on New Year's Eve, will be setting many of them up ahead of time.

One factor that helps the situation is that most of MIT's 9,900 students will be gone for vacation starting next week.

However, many people on the MIT campus are less than anxious about Y2K. Frank Dabek, a senior from Cincinnati who is editor of the student newspaper ''The Tech,'' said, ''I certainly don't plan to turn my computer off over the holiday, but for people who can, it certainly wouldn't hurt.''

''People that I've interacted with are not worried'' about Y2K, Dabek said. ''Most people are more worried about finding a good New Year's Eve party.’'

And CIO publisher Beach said, ''Why would anybody want to be sitting at their computer on New Year's Eve unless they absolutely had to?''

A9 Copyright 1999 Globe Newspaper Company.


TOP TEN THINGS You Need To Do Right Now For Y2K!

Y2K Think Tank Offers Top 10 "Must Do List' to Prepare for Y2K

Although most people have heard of the Y2K computer problem, many have little idea how it could affect their daily lives and impact our economy if even a small percentage of computers fail in this country or abroad. Significant problems associated with embedded chip technology and our fragile supply chain have been largely ignored, and in many cases completely misunderstood, by the public. The "US Senate's 100 Day Report on Y2K" states that it would be prudent for the public to prepare for possible Y2K problems. Our global economy operates on a "Just in Time" inventory system. Leading economist Dr. Edward Yardeni stated in his latest newsletter on November 30th of this year that he still assigns a "70% probability of a Y2K recession scenario" in the year 2000 due to Y2K related disruptions.

Y2K Insurance Policy!

Whether you believe Y2K will consist of a few interruptions, or something much more serious, here are some basic steps you can take right now to insure that you are better prepared to deal with Y2K or any crisis. Contrary to what you may have heard, you don't have sell your home, quit your job and build a bunker to prepare for Y2K disruptions. A simple education in preparedness is all the average person really needs. Basic necessities for survival and comfort can be purchased for less than $200.

Act Now!

Its not too late! Anything you can do now will make it that much easier for you and your family down the road. Year 2000 problems will not necessarily all strike at once but could occur over the first few months of the new millennium. Most items mentioned here are still readily available and are not in short supply at this time. The following recommendations are the minimum steps one should take and were developed by the Disaster Management Group, a Y2K think tank and publisher of "Y2K Ready or Not?" The book is a practical common sense guide on Y2K that offers easy to follow recommendations and innovative solutions. Remember to share this information with a friend or relative! It could save a life!

1) The number one priority item is fresh, purified water.

It will cost you almost nothing to do this, and it's the single most important thing you can do. You can survive a few weeks without food, but you will quickly die without water. We all need about 1 gallon per person per day to sustain life, as a minimum. Add in cooking, washing and flushing, and you may want to store up to 3-5 gallons per person per day. We recommend storing at least 5-10 day supply, longer if possible. (7-gallon "Aqua-Tainer" plastic containers can be purchased at Wal-Mart for less than $6) If you do not have a copy of our book, please go to our web site at and download our chapter on water purification, made available for you at no charge! This vital information will explain how to treat and store water properly.

2) Be sure you have a small supply of storable food on hand.

At least enough for 3 meals per person for 5-10 days. Really, this is just common sense and an everyday precaution. Some canned meat such as tuna and chicken, canned vegetables, canned fruit, dried pastas, beans, rice, nuts, cereals and powdered milk will do just fine. (A 40lb bag of rice can be bought for as little as $12 at Sam's Club) Buy the type of foods you ordinarily would eat (No fast food!) in your day to day diet. Lets not forget a non-electric can opener, an extra bag of pet food, extra formula and cereal for infants.

3) Secure plenty of warm clothing, appropriate for your climate!

Obtain extra blankets and a good insulated sleeping bag. Wal-Mart, Sam's, Costco or even goodwill are inexpensive sources for emergency blankets. Also, stop at the camping department and get a few of those thin foil heat-reflecting blankets for emergency use. In a pinch, a layer of tin foil between you and your sleeping surface will help reflect body heat. If you live in a very harsh climate, you may also want to consider a propane heater, or have a good supply of wood for your fireplace. A small catalytic propane heater called the Black Cat by Coleman can be bought in the camping sections of most stores for as little as $44.

4) You will need an alternative for cooking and heating water.

A small propane or butane camping stove along with a couple of spare tanks would be ideal, but a standard gas grill with an extra propane tank could also work, or even charcoal grills, in a pinch. (Make sure you have plenty of charcoal, lighter fluid and matches) If you live in an apartment, cans of sterno are cheap and will work in a pinch to heat food and water. (A small one-burner propane stove by Century that uses the 16oz LP bottles sells for about $15 and can be found in the camping sections of most stores) Don't forget a fire extinguisher.

5) Obtain a source of light and communication (news).

Flashlights with lots of extra batteries or a good hand crank flashlight. Extra candles (or alternatively, a kerosene or oil lamp with 2-4 quarts of fuel. Add a good hand crank or solar powered radio like the Bay-Gen, it will pay for itself in battery savings alone and will serve to keep you in touch with the world (basic kerosene lanterns can purchased for less than $10 at Wal-Mart).

6) A comprehensive home first aid kit.

If the budget is tight, go check the contents of a kit in the store, and assemble the items yourself from a discount drug store. Also, make sure you have at least a 30-60 day supply of any medication you are currently taking, and an extra supply of vitamins. Postpone any elective surgery until later in the year.

7) Make copies of all deeds, titles, birth certificates, legal documents, and financial/account statements and keep them in a safe place and update them monthly. (Small fireproof boxes can be found at Office Depot for less than $30)

8) Keep a minimum of $300-$500 in cash on hand, or 2-4 weeks living expenses.
You may not be in a position to access cash when you need it, and in extreme cases, local banking hours may be curtailed or limited.

9) Keep your gas tanks in your vehicles topped off at least for the first few months of the year 2000.(for additional info on fuel storage please see our book)

10) Keep a few board games, card games and books available for entertainment, especially if you have children!

Happy Y2K

Twas a week after Christmas and all through the house,
not one PC was working, not even the mouse.
I turned on the power but nothing was working.
I grab the computer and start banging and jerking.
I laid out three grand for this big piece of junk?!
Now on January 1st the damn things gone "kerplunk"!
I turned on the TV the cable is down.
My microwave oven is making weird sounds.
My new VCR is as dead as a rock.
Not one light is blinking not even the clock.
It's twenty below, the peak of snow season.
The furnace won't work so pipes are all freezing.
I laughed for a second and thought it all funny.
Then I called up my bank in regards to my money.
"We managed your pension and savings with care,
but for some bizarre reason your money's not there.
We'd thought we were ready, we'd thought we'd be heroes.
But regret to inform you your balance is zero!
I drop the receiver to the bathroom I rush.
I push down the handle, the toilet won't flush.
I turned on the faucet not one drop hits the sink.
I head out the door to the pub for a drink.
I jump in the car, turn the key in the switch.
It only goes "click", I scream,"son of a b*!@#$!"
A computerized ignition has just sealed my fate.
It's not set up to handle the "2000" date.
I twitch like a madman this cannot be true.
No car, heat, or money what on earth can I do.
So shouting obscenities I run out of sight.
Happy Y2K to all, it's been one hell of a night!


Even if you think your PCs and business computers are Y2K-compliant, check out for an explanation of the SEVEN bugs that could afflict computers after the roll-over to 2000. This site, also offers two FREE tests to let you see if your computer is fully compliant.