Centuries ago, a man
appeared on Onondaga Lake in a white stone boat. Arriving at the shore,
he told hunters,
"Peace is the desire of the Holder of Heavens. The word I bring is that
all people shall love one another and live together in peace."
We live in a world where the madness and terror of
war has been rampaging out of control for thousands of years.
This is a background of unresolvable pain in all human lives. It
is in fact the defining characteristic of the incredibly
ignorant time into which we have incarnated. But... even if war
has been here for as long as we can remember - it does not mean
that it will be that way forever. This is a remarkable time, and
astonishing things are possible on both the personal and
and oppression were to end and the resources that they consume
were turned towards creating sustainable society - almost
nothing would be beyond human attainment. What a shame it
would be, to be so close to the possibility of Love
and then to destroy ourselves instead. It may seem an
impossible task to awaken from the nightmare of history, and
yet we have no choice... it is the next step in our evolution
as a species. We must overcome our heritage of violence.
Otherwise, we will use our incredible intelligence to destroy
The main story in the book 'Return
of the Bird Tribes' is the Native American history of 'the
Great Peacemaker' Deganawida. Inspired from youth with a vision
of uniting 5 warring tribes together in peace. He spent many
years visiting the council fires and speaking on behalf of the
Great Law of Peace that unites all of us as one family.
The warriors saw him as a troublemaker who was weakening their
resolve to fight. After attempts to kill him failed
dramatically, he eventually succeeded in inspiring them with the
Truth of Peace. Many hundreds of years later when the white men
arrived the 5 tribes were still enjoying a peaceful multi-nation
society, with a highly successful and truly equitable system of
In the last century humans have
reached a crisis point in evolution. We have taken from the
Pandora's box of science the knowledge of how to destroy
ourselves, and potentially our entire world. It is inevitable
that any species that develops technology will eventually
discover this ability, and there is no way that we can go
back. Even were we to dismantle all our weapons and somehow
eradicate the knowledge of how to build them - we would
eventually discover them again.
The fault lies not in our science or even in our weapons, but
in ourselves. If we do not solve this problem, if we do not
change/awaken/evolve to a new way of being human, then it is
only a matter of time before we consummate our nightmare and
destroy ourselves along with most of what we have loved and
The apparent process of evolution by natural selection has
finished for our species. There is no way that genetic
adaptation could possibly keep up with the pace of
technological change. Therefore a new process that could be
called 'Conscious Evolution' must begin.
We have all been born into a world where the great majority of
people are hypnotised and believe in stories that are not real.
Stories that are told to them by authority figures who
subconsciously fulfill the role of parents.
Peace is a natural state, and yet for
as long as we can remember our world has always been at war.
War between tribes, war between individuals, war between the
governments of nations: all of it caused by identification
with the temporal self, the false sense of 'I', the ego of the
body/mind. This is the nightmare that the masses of humanity
have been trapped in for thousands of years. This is the sleep
from which we must all now awaken or die.
BirdTribes invites you to join us beneath the
Great Tree of Peace
whose roots spread through the whole Earth
without regard for border lines on human maps.
Join with the great assembly of those souls who know
that we are all Children of the One Earth and the One Sky.
Use the tools available on this site to empower yourself
to be more effective as an emissary of Peace.
Speak the Truth gently to all who yet suffer from the great Fear
that it is not possible to live in harmony with all beings.
Offer them the vision of what yet may be
when we awaken to the One.
Soldiers in the field of battle, hear these words within your
whispered by the Truth within you, for in you flows the blood of
Know the dream of war is over, and a new day soon shall dawn,
and no-one knows what yet shall be
when we awaken to the One.
This is the miracle of life burning so bright within our eyes
that everything becomes a star in the great Universe.
This is the miracle of Love burning so bright within our hearts
that every one becomes a sun, and Peace returns to Earth.
Oh bright is the vision, brightly woven from the light
with words rightly spoken, bring the seeds of new life.
Bring the seeds of the One Tree, and plant them deep within the
of all these sweet Dreamers and Weavers of Light.
War must end.
The time has come when weapons of mass
destruction can no longer be acceptable to
human societies. This must surely come as no
surprise, and yet it is remarkable how often
you forget its importance and focus on other
things such as the need to recycle plastic
bags! There can be no planetary awakening
without the end of war being accomplished. All
other problems will be almost trivial if this
one is solved. To end war requires, and yet
paradoxically also allows, the healing of the
We are in the process of
developing more ways to participate in our project
to accelerate the evolution of the human heart,
mind, and spirit. We invite you to keep in touch by
(9 October 1940 - 8 December 1980 )
~ James Twyman -
Peace Troubadour ~
"I believe that each and every human being on Earth has
both the responsibility and the privilege of viewing
themselves as Divine beings with the power to bring
The following is an excerpt from
'The Art of Spiritual Peacemaking' by the master Jesus
speaking through James Twyman
Are you ready? What other question need I ask of you?
And what answer will you give, now that it has been
asked? Will you step forward, or back? There is no
other choice. You have tried to hold still, but the
days of waiting are now behind you. Are you ready to
accept your mission, the one that was given to you
before you were born? Are you ready to bring peace to
all beings by BEING peace? Say YES! Say it loud enough
that you may hear it. No one else need know. Only you.
Only your soul.
You have been called to be a bearer of
peace in this world of dreams. There is a reason for
this. You want to wake up from this world, and it is the
only way. Do you understand this? The only way for you
to awaken is to awaken others. And yet, no one needs to
wake up but you. Think about this for a moment. No one
needs to awaken but you. Why, then, do I say that you
must give this to receive it? It is so simple. Because
you are only giving to yourself. There is no one there
but you to give or receive.
Are you ready to see this, to know it,
and to love it? If so, then you are ready to heal the
whole world by being a Spiritual Peacemaker.
The chain reaction of evil - wars producing more wars - must be
broken, or we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of
Martin Luther King Jr
"Under the shade of this Tree of Peace
... there shall you sit and watch the Fire of the League
of Five Nations. Roots have spread out from the Tree of
Great Peace ... These are the Great White Roots, and
their nature is Peace and Strength. If any man or any
nation shall obey the Laws of
Peace ... they may trace back the roots of the Tree
... They shall be welcomed to take shelter beneath the
Great Evergreen Tree. "
Deganawida - The
Painting adapted from one by Oren Lyons
the Faithkeeper of the Turtle Clan, Onondaga Council of
Chiefs of the Hau de no sau nee, ( also known as - the
'People of the Long House', the League of 6
Nations, the Iroquois Confederacy. )
"So then, what is the message I bring to you today? Is
it our common future? It seems to me that we are living
in a time of prophecy, a time of definitions and
decisions. We are the generation with the
responsibilities and the option to choose the The Path
of Life for the future of our children. Or the life and
path which defies the Laws of Regeneration.
Even though you and I are in different boats, you in
your boat and we in our canoe, we share the same River
of Life. What befalls me, befalls you. And downstream,
downstream in this River of Life, our children will pay
for our selfishness, for our greed, and for our lack of
"The PEACE that pervades the heart can never be
shaken for any reason;
only PEACE of this kind is worthy of the name."
"I want peace: 'I' is ego. 'Want' is desire. Remove ego and desire
and you have Peace." Sai Baba
"The age of nations has passed - we must shake off
old prejudices and begin to build the Earth" - Teilhard de Chardin
NVC is a much needed insight into human
behavior and teaches techniques for developing effective
and compassionate communication.
Marshall Rosenberg, Ph.D., founder and director of
education services for the Center for Nonviolent
Communication (CNVC), is a traveling peacemaker. He visits
about thirty-five countries every year to meet with people
in places riddled with conflict, violence and suffering.
It’s his job to promote reconciliation and peaceful
resolution to situations that most people see as hopeless
or impossible. Israel, Palestine, Ireland, Russia, Rwanda,
Burundi, Nigeria, Serbia, and Croatia are some of the
international hotspots he visits to help angry, bitter and
hostile people learn how to identify their unmet needs and
find connection to themselves and to each other.
meditation on nuclear madness - using
footage from1951. Though the film may seem naive,
it is an unfortunate reality that there are now
approximately 20,000 nuclear weapons on the
planet, and also 2,000 nuclear reactors. It has
become unfashionable to consider what you would do
if you were anywhere near a nuclear explosion.
Since the end of the Cold War we have almost
forgotten that it is an ever present possibility.
Let us pray that we will find a harmonious pathway
to transition to a compasionate and sustainable
future on this planet, exposed as it is to nuclear
depends one one single factor:
humanity must make a moral about-face."
Pope John Paul II
know not with what weapons World War III will be fought,
but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones."
No one has ever succeeded in keeping
nations at war except by lies.
~Salvador de Madariaga
- Depleted Uranium in the
Human Body -
"What are you doing? That's the only basis for
peace in your heart. What are you doing?" Rosalie
If you do not realise that there have been many
nuclear wars since the 1950s then you have missed
a rather important fact of modern history. If you
search the web and watch the videos of the effect
this has had on birth defects in the Middle East
prepare to be shocked.
"If you really deal with it at a
deep level its very painful - but that's also
where you are also most effective - if you're
willing to accept the reality as it is." Rosalie
the power of love overcomes the love of power the world
will know peace."
War is a defeat for humanity.
~Pope John Paul II
destroy my enemies when I make them my friends. "
is left with the horrible feeling now that war settles
nothing; that to win a war is as disastrous as to lose
day we must come to see that peace is not merely a
distant goal we seek, but that it is a means by which we
arrive at that goal. We must pursue peaceful ends
through peaceful means. "
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
never was a good war or bad peace."
are no warlike people, just warlike leaders "
war is obsolete or men are."
R. Buckminster Fuller
who walks with peace walks with Him."
The Holy Koran
shall find peace. We shall hear angels. We shall see the
sky sparkling with diamonds."
for whom peace is no more than a dream are asleep to the
can no longer be tragically bound to the starless
midnight of racism and war."
Martin Luther King
~ More Quotations ~
Franti - “Today we are in a war against war - music is our
“Power to the peaceful!”
"My commitment is to truth as I see it each day,
not to consistency... Whatever you do will be insignificant, but
it is very important that you do it...
When I despair, I remember that all through history the ways of
truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants, and
murderers, and for a time they can seem invincible, but in the end
they always fall. Think of it--always.
"For to be free is not merely to cast off one's
chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the
freedom of others. "
" If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with
your enemy. Then he becomes your partner." Nelson Mandela