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Mission Statement and Organization of the Site

Soaring Spirit with Tears is my most personal web site.  Here, I allow myself free rein to express any thoughts I please, from the most political to the most esoteric, from passionate pleas for sane environmental policies and for peace to social activism to express our desires through consumer choices, including the right to boycott products and corporations with known antisocial or sociopathic records.  I talk about my past and my visions for the future.  There was no set plan for how to organize the site when it was first launched.  It has now evolved through several face lifts and attempts to improve navigation.  There is no commercial content on the site, none at all!  There are no purchase buttons, no requests for donations, and no links to e-commerce.  All of these can be found on other sites hosted by me.

Ingrid Naiman, web hostess

The navigation above describes the main directories of site and each directory has an index. In many cases, there is overlap.  For instance, should hybrid cars be positioned under social activism, the environment, or politics?  It is under activism because it is my belief that we need to make noise so as to increase the supply and fuel efficiency of vehicles designed to work with alternative energies.

Boycotts

These fall into two main types.  On the one hand, I am advocating boycott of products known to be dangerous such as:  (1) Round Up which poses profound environmental risks and is associated with diabolical tampering with our food supply, and (2) Aspartame which is a dangerous excitotoxin with serious health risks.

The second type of boycott that I believe to be important involves social dissent, expressed as consumers.  For instance, State Farm has denied countless insurance claims in the Bayou.  Not only do I believe that sociopathic corporations are destroying the integrity of civilization but I believe we need to demonstrate our sympathy for the dislocated victims of natural and manmade disasters by holding those in a position to make a difference accountable.  So, I am advocating that people who are insured by State Farm change insurers.

Social Activism

Some measures I hope are constructive are less politically charged but still likely to make a difference.  For example, there is an article about soap and detergents and their impact on the environment. 

There are reprints of essays by others on possible reforms of government and sleazy marketing and health care issues.

I believe that each person can make a difference and that this can start with consumer consciousness and much more effort to direct our spending to those companies and individuals who deserve our support.

Politics

I worked for the government for roughly four years, first in Vietnam and later in India.  I feel I have earned to right to comment on deathless issues that have not changed despite all the activism of the 60s and 70s.  Most of these essays are written as reminiscences.  There is always a salient point that is as relevant today as years ago.  These might pertain to the difference between a fact finding mission and photo op, or how credit is seized by the ambitious, or how tax reform is not a pipe dream.

There are also some wild pages, like one nominating Oprah Winfrey for president, though today I would choose Bill Moyers over Oprah.  If we do not dream, we will not see a way through the challenges facing us . . . so I choose to keep the window to the future wide open and not cloud it with arguments about practicality.

Peace

Always, always, always, I seek to achieve whatever is possible in peaceful ways.  I do not believe in armed revolutions or wars.  I believe in the innate goodness of people and their common desire to innovate and progress in ways that are sane and safe.  This said, I am not naive enough to believe that those who profit by the status quo, not to mention arms sales, are likely to be enthusiastic about my social visions.

There is a page with prayers for peace from all faiths and a lot of material on the bulletin board about peace.

Health

The essays in this section are completely different from the material found on my many health-related web sites.  These are more political and ethical.  I am concerned with moral decisions affecting life:  euthanasia and removal of life support.  I am concerned about the sterility of our blood supply, about cloning and stem cell research, about intellectual property rights for indigenous peoples and their medical traditions.  I am worried about the excessive use of arm twisting by corporations and their lobbyists and the erosion of freedom of choice instigated by pharmaceutical companies and insurance providers.  I take a position that one's body is one's own and we therefore have the right to manage it as we see fit.

Life on Other Planets

Most people probably believe that there is life in other parts of the Universe.  Very few have any direct knowledge of what visitors from outer space may be doing here.  Some are afraid; some are expectant; and I am excited.  I take a very open position on this subject, believing that we are heading for the next turn of the spiral, the biggest one since the Copernican Revolution.

Esoteric Essays

There are some very personal essays about my own evolutionary history and the history of the Earth as I have understand it.  These are not complete.  I have hundreds of hours of taped channeling that I have not transcribed or published, but I have put a few essays on the web because I feel that receptivity to expansive concepts comes through constant exercise of the windows of the mind and soul to new vistas.

 

Ingrid Naiman
27 August 2006

 



 
 


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