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Ovi Symposium; forty-sixth Meeting

The Ovi Symposium has reached its forty-sixth meeting. The subtheme for this meeting is: “The Limits of Free Speech”.

For this meeting participants are: Ms Abigail George, Mr Nikos Laios, Drs. Paolozzi, Paparella, and Mr Rywalt

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Art That Moves & Art That Moves Us

The Ovi team invites you all to be part of David Sparenberg’s video project and participate into CROSSING THE THRESHOLD TOGETHER

This unique video project for a changing planet, CROSSING the THRESHOLD TOGETHER, is about tough love confrontations with real problems and realizable possibilities, bringing creative and spiritual perspectives into focus in a dedicated effort to stimulate dialogue and healing.  While acts of beauty are recognized and invoked, the project is not an aesthetic exercise, much less escapist art.

Our budget goal is $25,000 and budget will pay for complete production work—video shoots, equipment, studio time, travel—plus honorarium for participating artists. The call here goes out to all who are awake, alert and aware to support this effort to awaken, inspire and motivate a greater majority to participate in furthering the democratization of ecological and humanitarian responsibility.

The project will create a series of short videos, numbering 15-20, based on selected compositions from LIFE IN THE AGE OF EXTINCTIONS, volumes one & two.  Videos will be of 4-7 minute duration and posted free as a global outreach effort.  Videos will include author voiceovers of compositions, scrolled texts, still images and live footage, traditional and original music and traditional and improvisational dance.  Some videos will be made in both English and Spanish. All videos will be freely distributed as perception changing cultural tools.

Free downloads of LIFE IN THE AGE OF EXTICTIONS (the project’s base script book) are available at http://www.ovimagazine.com/cat/56.  Volume one is published from Helsinki, Finland and accessible through the foregoing link; volume two is a work in progress nearing completion, with publication to coincide with this video project.

Video shoots will take place between August and October, 2013 and will explore the environments and eco systems of the Pacific Norwest—Western Washington & the Oregon Coast—and American Southwest—in an around Moab, Utah and Santa Fe, New Mexico.  Each completed video will be posted immediately on YouTube, Vimeo and Facebook.

In this fundraising campaign my friend and I are turning to those who understand the seriousness and urgency of the planetary condition so that through this project we can reach out to those who do not yet grasp the importance of change–most especially we seek to reach out to parents, families and the youth of the world.

CROSSING the THESHOLD TOGETHER is a good project and you are invited to join us and assure its success.  The project is approached in the wisdom of the astronaut who said, “Failure is not an option.” Consider: if only 1,000 persons of the some seven billion of us contributes merely $25 each, we will achieve full budget to fully extend our outreach, contributing to a common future of diversity, dignity, dialogue and democracy.

Here is a text that will provide the theme for one of the projects many eco-culture and educational videos: 


I pray today that there will be peace  That peace will be a lasting breath inside of all living  That peace will be deep breathing  That peace will wing out in every direction traveling through the many colored spirals of time and space

I pray that stones will speak and wind will listen lifting the heavy properties of stone into the warm light of sun  That tall trees will pray from roots of wisdom  That watery darkness will respect tree-prayer  And that Earth—abused elder all around and ailing—will find solace in our new humility and forgive and protect us 

Live Earth has a guardian angel

I pray today that there will be peace  That if I am not gifted enough to add light to light I may be poor enough to add nothing to conflict  That if I am not wise enough to suggest solutions I am foolish enough to treat every stranger as a friend  That as I am not complex enough to be clever I may yet remain simple enough to be honest 

I pray today that there will be peace  Not weak peace which is sallow emaciated cold and compromised  That vanishes quickly at the end of words  That is dreamless groundless and conceived without a home  That peace rather then that dreams in spectrums of senses is multi-dimensional that carries dreams to distant worlds  That stands in bright circles of prayer as in green-fire  That is beautiful and supple as limbs of lovers  That is moved by desire  That is hot with hope 

Better to error on the side of love: Peace forever young

I pray today that there will be peace That the peace of this prayer will have many children

That the children of peace will inherit the Earth 


Artists who have agreed to participate in the CROSSING THE THRESHOLD TOGETHER video project currently include the following:

David Sparenberg, international author of LIFE IN THE AGE OF EXTINCTIONS and THE GREEN TROUBADUR SOURCE BOOK; actor & project director

THERERubina, Marcos & David Carmona, CARMONA FLAMENCO, with Guest Artist Ana Montes

The MONKEY PUZZLE ORCHESTRA, a band of world music musicians

Margaret “Magda” Hemmerlin, singer & performance artist

Astrid Allan, photographer & model

John D’Onofrio, nature photographer & Monkey Puzzle musician

Mary Margaret Moore, choreographer, dancer & physical theater actress

Gary Selness, SelnesSongs, musician & audio engineers

special contributions from Bert Monterona, award winning painter & mural artist

THERE IT IS & WE NEED ALL THE SUPPORT WE CAN GET.  Every contribution opens a possibility.  PLEASE CONTRIBUTE.

For project specific comments and questions, please email:shadowstoneTao@yahoo.com

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Tony Zuvela joins Ovi magazine

ImageTony Zuvela is the latest and very …illustrated addition to Ovi magazine and as he says for himself “born way back in the crazy, far out, groovy sixties. He currently lives with the four people inside his head, somewhere in Australia.”

Ovi welcomes Tony in a new series called “Berserk alert!” and today you going to see his first four creations but no worries; he’s going to be around often!!!

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Japan temple rejects torch

A major Buddhist temple has withdrawn from plans to host Japan‘s opening stage of the Olympic torch relay.

Zenkoji Temple, in the city of Nagano, had been due to serve as the starting point for the parade on 26 April. An official said the monks were worried about safety but also linked the decision to concern over recent unrest in Tibet.

Meanwhile the torch has arrived in Thailand in preparation for a parade through the capital city, Bangkok. The relay has been dogged by protests over Tibet, with chaotic scenes in London, Paris and San Francisco.

What more do they need to understand that Tibet must be free?

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The Ovi magazine today!

Coffee and Cigarettes in Helsinki #4: The Real Voice of Helsinki by Juliette Roques

Folk / Alternative / Rock artist Manna, whose music has been described as ‘beautiful and yet not kitschy at all’ acts as guide on a tour of Helsinki that guarantees a full program for your entire stay.

Memoire Du Surreal by Christopher Wilkinson
The ages of tranquillity fade, like watercolor matchsticks into the Aurora. A boar quietly stood near the station. That and this stood with him, in adept concentration. Life as a watercolor montage slammed into reality like stone on soup.

Be the Change – Youth for a Future without War by Leila Dregger
In the Peace Research Center Tamera/Portugal, the Summer University will take place from July 21st to the 30th with the title: “Be the Change – Youth for a Future without War”.

ShowBizz #36 by Thanos K & Asa B
An arrogant rooster, a sycophant pig, a wiseass dog and an intelligent tortoise are just some of the stars of Thanos and Asa’s Show Bizz.

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Carl Gustav Jung and “Modern Man in Search of a Soul” by Emanuel L. Paparella

Jung’s original insight lies in a profound awareness of the powerful influence of myths and symbols on the human psyche; that while it is true that man makes symbols, it is also equally true that symbols make man.

Where is the end, Mugabe? by Thanos Kalamidas
The day the people of Zimbabwe were voting I wrote an article asking the people of Zimbabwe to be calm and that Mugabe will do anything and everything not to lose but he will know that he lost in the hearts and brains of the Zimbabwe people.

Welcome to “The Sparrow’s Nest by Duncan Butt Juvonen
“The Sparrow’s Nest” exhibition will opens on April 9th in Helsinki and will feature smiling fish, dining rabbits, aging relatives, a miniature sailor, a self-loathing monkey, a self-harming crow and get to know all about Mister Mungo and the Clatterba

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Monitors warn on Zimbabwe ‘delay’

Election observers in Zimbabwe have expressed concerns over “delays” in announcing official presidential poll results, amid fears of rigging.


The head of one monitors’ group said he had “no doubt” officials now know most results. None have yet been released. Officials blamed the fact that four separate polls were held on one day.

The government and election chiefs have issued warnings to the opposition MDC after it said it had won on the basis of partial, unofficial results. Saturday’s election pitted the MDC’s Morgan Tsvangirai and the independent Simba Makoni against President Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s leader since 1980.

Mugabe need time to …cook the result!


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