Cool in a way but will ultimately bring down the wrath of homo sapiens the killer ape...vigilante safari posses with harpoon drones...orca won't stand a chance. Maybe they are kamikaze suicide troops who can see what's coming...invisible to us until 2 seconds before impact.
Sunday, May 28, 2023
Friday, October 7, 2022
This painting, done with acrylic on water-colour paper, approx. 60 by 80 cm, is a step towards a film/beyond-film project I am working on which will attempt to journey inside the minds of the whales, to help us understand and appreciate what it’s like to be them.
This painting illustrates three key dimensions to this understanding: their awareness of and interaction with the “cosmic context” within which life as we know it exists, here on Earth; the unity of oceanic consciousness based on sound; and the dangerous effects and side-effects of human industrial civilization which is inflicting pain and suffering on them, as well as interfering with their life-processes, of which our knowledge is minimal.
The sun, of course, is the dominant energy influence; here we see the moon, planets, a comet and the Milky Way exchanging energy/information, with each other and with the whales. Shown here also are plasma discharges, or “interplanetary lightning” between the planets, which some researchers today believe may have been the origin of human myths about “dragons and gods battling in the sky.” The cetaceans may have similar “mythologies” or even direct knowledge or understanding of these and other cosmic processes unknown to us; with their more highly advanced CNS’s, they may also possess memory capacities far beyond ours. The whales may be highly aware of changes in the solar constant or fluctuations in the spectrum of wave-forms impinging on the Earth, as well as being intimate with her “heart-beat.” They may actually be able to “hear” what Kepler called “the music of the spheres” in ways that are inaudible or imperceptible to us.
The ocean, particularly at any degree of depth below the surface, is essentially an acoustic environment, as light does not penetrate very far; most marine life-forms, consequently, have highly developed abilities to use sound, to “see”, to sense, and to communicate. Sound as a form of vibrational energy travels much faster and more intensely in water (higher density) than in air (lower density). Cetaceans use sound in many complex ways, none of which are directly comparable to how we use sound. They can perform stereo echo-location, to determine distance, velocity, and qualitative information about each other, other life-forms, geological features, or human artifacts; they can transmit a “shock-wave” of sound from their heads, as well, to stun fish. From my experience of swimming with dolphins and playing them recorded music in their own frequency-domain, I think that they “feel” sound with their whole bodies. The ancient Greeks wrote extensively about dolphins’ love of music. Humans and cetaceans both have acute vision and hearing, but we are more visual and they are more acoustic.
That cetaceans communicate with each other, both intra- and inter-species (remember, cetacea is an order, just like primates) is undeniable; but to say that they use anything called “language” is a completely unintelligent anthropomorphic projection. Their systems of communication are incomprehensible to us, regardless of what some researchers may boast; “language” is performed by the tongue, but cetaceans send out sound directly through their heads. People who know them well agree that they have highly-developed “telepathic” abilities; and some speculate that they use “acoustic holography.”
My belief is that they have deep and fundamental understandings of a “reality” that is far more expansive than ours; that they don’t need mathematics, geometry, calendars or symbols for this understanding; and that they are not imprisoned by the web of self-delusion so comprehensively woven by homo sapiens. Their advanced social relationships, and, in particular, the fact that they do not kill members of their own species, testify to an “intelligence” far beyond that which we claim as uniquely our own.
In the lower left corner you see the “six-fingered hand of industrial civilization” and representations of what it is inflicting on the cetacean and oceanic communities: the land is covered with solid-state circuitry-looking structures; an “all-seeing” microwave tower transmits its lethal “wi-fi” and mobile-phone rays; factories and nuclear power plants belch out toxic by-products; an atomic explosion releases megatons of isotopes into the atmosphere, already irradiated by legions of military and commercial satellites. The six fingers of the homo-cosm could represent the major threats to the health of cetaceans: whaling/harpoons, which are the only publicized threats to whales but in reality affect whales in general least of all; pollution in the form of waste-products, run-off, and spills; toxicity due to presence/high concentrations of a host of chemicals, e.g., pesticides, discarded military ordnance, including chemical and biological weapons as well as radio-active waste; drift nets and trawlers; noise from any motorized boats or ships, as well as from seismic testing explosions; and low-frequency active sonar, or LFAS, which U.S. submarines use, allegedly “to detect silent submarines” but which really functions as an anti-whale weapon, as the extreme sound levels it generates, on the order of 160 db with “kill zones” the size of Texas, explode their inner-ears.
Ultimately, in this vision, the whales and all life in the ocean are protected by a full-spectrum rainbow continuum, which is generated through an interaction of cetacean sound artistry and emanations from the Hunab Ku (center of the galaxy) mediated by the sun and other stars near us. This is the fabled “rainbow bridge” prophesied in native American traditions. They are shown here “singing”…we don’t have words to describe what they do with sound…yet…but this is the closest approximation we have…they are “singing” vibrations of love and healing to everyone, on land, in the sea, and in the heavens…to help us all awaken from our lethal sleep-walking and to learn to use the “ultimate technology” which we are in ways that it’s meant to be used: for spiritual creativity.
“Tutunui-wananga” is Maori for “the personification of the knowledge of whales”; “Kali” is the Hindu deity of death and destruction, in the latter stages of whose yuga we are said to be now, as reckoned by some calendrical systems; and “koyaanisqatsi” is the Hopi word for “life out of balance”, the period of time they say we are now in, where everything runs amuk and the Earth eventually “cleanses” herself of all that is not in harmony with life.
Paleontologists agree that the cetaceans have been around in pretty much their present forms for on the order of 30 million years; during this time they may have seen terrestrial life-forms come and go, as the land-based environment is more volatile and less stable than the oceanic. Life-forms on land are more highly bombarded by energies originating outside the Earth, and subject to mutation from these energies; water is very good at blocking these vibrations.
Someday we might be able to see ourselves as they “see” us; if we exist long enough to achieve this level of conscious communion, the revelations it brings could be of far greater consequence than the highly-touted “contact with an extraterrestrial civilization” that pop-astronomers have long awaited. In fact, the cetaceans literally are an “extra-terrestrial”, i.e., “away from land”, intelligence…here and now on the same planet as us. I tend to think that really, we’re on their planet.
The first and greatest step towards “communication” is awareness and acknowledgement of the problems that WE are creating for them, then STOPPING all these things so that they can live healthfully again, free from the effects of our aggression, greed, waste, and stupidity.
I seriously doubt that the cetaceans would refer to us in the same way we refer to ourselves: “man, the wise.”
Many thanks to Jon & Michele Baty for facilitating this project!
FRIENDSHIP FOR NO ADVANTAGE: OUR CETACEAN-RELATED ART
CETACEAN DREAM-TIME ASTRONOMY
Friday, October 8, 2021
AUSTRALIAN WHALE ANOMALY JULY-OCTOBER 2020 - URGENT MESSAGE FROM 'THE ULTIMATE INDIGENOUS PEOPLE' AND A 'TRUE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL INTELLIGENCE' Jeff Phillips
"To the dolphin alone, beyond all others, Nature has given what the best philosophers seek, friendship for no advantage; yet it is friend to all men and has often given great aid." Plutarch
"Nature, the First People and the spirit of our ancestors are giving you loud warnings. Today, December 10,1992, you see increasing floods, more damaging hurricanes, hail storms, climate changes and earthquakes as our prophecies said would come. Even animals and birds are warning us with strange change in their behavior such as the beaching of whales. Why do animals act like they know about the earth’s problems and most humans act like they know nothing? If we humans do not wake up to the warnings, the great purification will come to destroy this world just as the previous worlds were destroyed.'
HOPI ELDER THOMAS BANYACYA, ADDRESS TO UNITED NATIONS, 1992
I was drying off and preparing to change into dry clothes with a bloke came running towards me from up at the parking area. At first I thought he was some kind of kook coming to harass me but I was blown away when he excitedly related that he and his wife were watching me, who to them was a native American bloke playing his flute and drum when all of a sudden, three humpback whales appeared out of nowhere, came as close to me as they could, then started breaching! I couldn't see them at the time due to the glare of the steep sun angle, but now I looked and saw them in the distance. I filmed him telling this story, watch the video here:
WHALE ENCOUNTER AT FULL MOON
I was astounded and from a near-by cliff I watched them disappear into the western horizon, their blows gleaming in the light of the setting sun. What a powerful thing to experience and what an acknowledgement of the true and deep connection I have always had with the whales and dolphins.
At that time I didn't feel or note any specific 'message' or information content along the lines of what I had experienced with the bottle-nosed dolphins of Aotea, who have imparted profound senses of urgency and warning to me more than once. But their spirit was with me stronger than ever, and the mysteries of their true nature and messages always on my mind.
A few weeks later I was setting up art-lab here in Darwin when I see that three humpback whales had ventured many kms up the East Alligator river in Kakadu National Park. This was unprecedented behaviour and never before witnessed. After a day or so all but one returned to the ocean, and the single male stayed on for 17 days, defying all attempts to make sense out of his mission and luckily avoiding any attempts on the part of wildlife officials to orchestrate his return to the ocean.
I got in touch with Dr. Carol Palmer, NT marine biologist, and Feach Moyle, Kakadu Park Ranger, who were the two main people over-seeing Mr. Humpback. I emphasized the importance of just letting him do what he wants, that he is clearly not 'lost' and is probably there for reasons that we as mere humans could not possibly comprehend. Much to their credit, they didn't do anything and finally he returned to the ocean, a bit emaciated but uneaten by the legion of crocodiles whose territory he had just visited.
MR. HUMPBACK 'WAVING' AS HE RETURNED TO OCEAN!
Extraordinarily ironically, on the very afternoon that Mr. Humpback returned to the ocean after his 17 day vigil and we were all celebrating, I get word that a huge pilot whale stranding had begun near Strahan on the west coast of Tasmania, where I had just come from a month earlier.
Over the next few days over 500 pilot whales stranded, some of them apparently already dead. Over 100 were successfully refloated and survived, thanks to legendary efforts on the part of Dr. Kris Carlyon and crew of DPIPWE Tasmania, but this, the largest cetacean stranding event in the history of modern Australia, was just as anomalous as the behaviour of Mr. Humpback, in that many of these pilots ventured more than 10 kms up into the mouth of a river, something they would normally never do. They weren't 'looking for food' as they are deep-diving benthic feeders and eat squid. I think they had been terrified into a panic-reaction at sea and sought refuge trying to get away from the bogey-monster, and trying to get their ears out of the water to keep from being deafened by an acoustic holocaust whose origin they did not understand.
VICTIMS OF IMPERIAL MOBILIZATION, 'FREEDOM and DEMOCRACY'
"...it is clear to me that this 'entire community' of beautiful fellow beings most of whom perished, was not 'lost', 'looking for food' or 'misadventuring' but were in the grips of a fully blown panic reaction and that they were fleeing something that terrified them unimaginably.
They did exactly what the people did who freaked out because of the 'War of the World's broadcast in 1938: they thought they were going to die soon and did their best to prepare themselves.
Whale and dolphin stranding is a complex and little-understood occurrence, but we know that when they are on the sand, even though they are immobilized for however long, they are able to continue to breathe without threat of drowning, within the limits of tidal water level variation. They would know this, and may instinctively or purposely propel themselves onto the sand as a way of escaping from the water if they think that some kind of danger might be pursuing them. Whales and dolphins who just want to pass away peacefully without drowning have been known to beach themselves, sometimes as a couple. I witnessed this in Yamba NSW in 2005 with a male and female Risso's dolphin whose body markings indicated advanced age. I cannot be sure that their intention was to 'pass away peacefully' but it sure seemed that way when they re-stranded after being refloated.
I have also realized that getting out of the water greatly reduces their ability to hear. Cetaceans as a whole have very good vision comparable to ours but hearing is by far their primary channel of sensation, perception and information transfer. Sound travels faster and more intensely in water than in air, and the acoustic world of the cetaceans is incomprehensible to us. Large whales are known to communicate for thousands of kilometers using benthic thermocline sound channels. The global ocean, devoid of light below a couple hundred meters, is truly a universe teeming with life who depends on sound.
A POSSIBLE SCENARIO
All of a sudden, the acoustic holocaust begins.
Against the already-elevated background noise level to which cetaceans try to adapt but only under chronic stress, a rocket shrieks across the sky, explodes and crashes into the ocean. Missiles are launched from thundering destroyer-class vessels, and torpedos deployed from helicopters. Fighter planes zoom just above the surface of the ocean, and depth-charges are detonated. Submarines deploy UAV's or 'unmanned autonomous vehicles' and swarms of drones. The sky and waters are filled with a full spectrum of electromagnetic zappings and transmissions, command and control sensors and surveillance, as the electronic battle-field is charted and 'Situational Awareness' engaged. Mid-range and low-frequency active sonars blast the ocean currents with high-intensity ultra-sound that also creates heating. Electrodes send thousands of amps of current into the sea, and microwaves and radio waves saturate the ambient environment connecting the network-centric array of subs, ships, planes and satellites at the speed of light with their commanders, who are increasingly AI and sporting full-spectrum hard-ons.
Radiation Intense Microwave Pollution Annihilating Cetaceans
ALL of this and more just as part of a 'war-game', and against a back-ground of random seismic exploration, oil well construction, waste disposal, trawlers and shipping, in the global ocean long saturated by decades of chemical and radio-logical toxicity.
A SUPER-MEGA-POD OF DOLPHINS
Our community of pilot whales has no idea what is happening: to them, the sky is falling and they are under attack by a terrible monster whose tentacles seem to be spread everywhere. It is everywhere but nowhere. In total fear for their lives and on full panic-attack mode, they make their way to the closest place that could offer them shelter from the storm...a river-mouth/harbour into which they can proceed at great risk but with the possibility of no longer being under attack from the bio-acoustic maelstrom monstrosity. They propel themselves ashore, and into the harbour, to temporarily escape from the ocean, and get their ears out of the water, which has been delivering deafening and mind-numbingly lethal vibrations.
Their normally peaceful existence had become a science-fiction nightmare, courtesy of 'man, the wise.' "
from OTB #338 AUSTRALIAN WHALE ANOMALY: SEIZING THE SYNCHRONICITY
This whale anomaly was and continues to be of extreme significance. Like any other attention-getting occurrence, it came and went from the public radar, despite my efforts to catalyze ocean awareness in geographically oceanic but psychologically land-locked Tasmania. Rotting carcasses of the pilot whales lay on the beach at Strahan for many months, the biggest reactions from 'the people' revolving around lessened attractiveness for local tourism but having absolutely no concern about our family of life in the ocean and what might have triggered this event...or the next one.
AUSTRALIAN WHALE ANOMALY: CHAK-RAS OF THE RAINBOW SERPENT
I began this painting during the window of time after Mr. Humpback had returned to van Diemen's gulf. It could possibly be the single most important painting I have ever done. It is part of a family that tells a HUGE STORY...in essence, the story of my life, from astronomy student to working with John Lilly's dolphin communication group to being called down under on a 20+ year comprehensive trans-continental walkabout, to being here in the enormously powerful top end for an extraordinarily powerful year embraced by the dream-time ancestors, experiencing my first 'wet' and the whale anomaly and connection with the Rainbow Serpent herself, visiting the far reaches of East Arnhemland, meeting one of the eldest and most powerful of all First Nations Australians, Djalu Gurruwiwi and feeling the energy come into me from being as close as you can get on land to the northern end of the Carpinteria Electrical Conductance Anomaly.
RAINBOW SERPENT IN THE MILKY WAY: A NEW CONSTELLATION
RAINBOW SERPENT IN THE CLOUDS: FROM ESPLANADE, DARWIN, JUNE 2021
I am currently working on the story for these paintings, which in reality if fully told is not far short of an autobiography. That's coming later, but the essence is what I have referred to as the Cetacean-Keringke-Lawlor-Lilly-Narby-Velikovsky-Clube-Napier-Alvarez-Asher-Feradda-Harrington-Marsden hypothesis. This very 'big picture' story is not a casual look at the past but very much not only the world of today...primarily the NON-human worlds...but the world of the very near future.
JONATHAN, MICHELLE, KATYA, PINGAL WEEPEE, Redlands, CA
EDWARD 'HONU SAPIENS' JOHNSON, PUGET SOUND WA
I would like to extend astronomical love and thanks to the Baty family and to Edward Johnson for unfailing magnanimity and support over my year in Darwin. These two of my most important paintings are now theirs to have and to hold, from now til comet doth us part!!!!!!!!!!
OTB BROADCASTS/POSTS ON THE AUSTRALIAN WHALE ANOMALY
OTB #335 OPERATION FRANKENSEED/KAKADU WHALE VISIT
OTB #336 EQUINOX WHALE ANOMALIES/TASMANIAN STRANDING
OTB #337 CATALYZING OCEAN AWARENESS: WAKE-UP CALL FOR HUMANITY
OTB #338 AUSTRALIAN WHALE ANOMALY: SEIZING THE SYNCHRONICITY
OTB #339 MESSAGE FROM THE WHALES: THREATS FROM SPACE
IMAGE TELEPATHICALLY TRANSMITTED FROM DOLHINS, OCTOBER 2015:
A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND MEGA-TONS!
To me, the whales and dolphins are a true 'extra-terrestrial intelligence', as they live in the ocean, not on land (any more), and the 'ultimate indigenous people.' Central coast whale-dreaming elders confirmed that the cetaceans not only were 'people' long before we were, but actually taught out distant ancestors how to become people! Over recent millennia, the people of the land have gradually mutated under the influence of as-yet unknown energies and emanations, and/or 'morphogenetic karmic resonance feed-back' ("What we do to the Earth, we do to ourselves"), and today we have become as a whole the HSMV, or Homo Sapiens Macro Virus, which is laying waste and desecrating the entire planet. As a whole we have forgotten and abandoned our true nature and have forgotten who the whales and dolphins really are; but THEY have not forgotten and are doing their best to shout above the military-industrial din to wake us up just as we are teetering on the brink of self-annihilation, and a much larger 'purification event' looming on the event horizon of today.
'CETACEAN DREAM-TIME ASTRONOMY' CHAK-ROKS
By means of their extremely advanced neuro-biology...not only do they have everything we have, they have more and they've had it for 30 times longer than we have...they are able to sense, perceive, know what is going on not only within the oceans of Earth but on land, in the atmosphere, and beyond: the heliocosm and solar system is their back-yard when it comes to cosmic neighbourhood watch. Their intimate connection with water at physical and meta-physical levels gives them a connection with what Dr. John C. Lilly called 'water-based life' existing not only on Earth, but on other planets and in other star-systems. This is central to our understanding of who they are and what it means to be here now on Mother Earth.
GREAT TALK WITH TIM LYNCH ON BIG PICTURE
and one of my very best interviews about cetaceans!
OTB #144B JEFF PHILLIPS INTERVIEW ON GREENPLANET-FM: INDIGENOUS VS CIVILIZED
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
STRANDINGS USUALLY CORRELATE...
...IN SPACE AND TIME...
...WITH ANTHROPOGENIC MILITARY-INDUSTRIAL...
...ACTIVITIES LIKE SEISMIC and WEAPONS TESTING...
...'WAR GAMES' and 'HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS'
DARPA'S 'OCEAN OF THINGS' WEAPONIZES SEA-LIFE
UNDERSEA GMO'S TO DETECT SUBMARINES
SCRIPPS, WHOI, ONR CONDUCT GLOBAL UNDERSEA EXPERIMENTS
"I'VE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE IT", GORAN EKSTROM
MONOCHROMATIC 'PING' REPEATED EVERY 17 SECONDS ON 11 NOV.
"IT WAS TOO PERFECT TO BE NATURE."
LOCKHEED NOW CONTROLS NEW ZEALAND'S MILITARY
DEVELOPING UNDERSEA DRONE SWARMS
THE MAC-DADDY OF SCIENCE-FICTION WEAPONS SYSTEMS
WORLD LEADERS IN MARINE ECO-CIDE
THE GREATEST SINGLE THREAT TO LIFE IN MOTHER OCEAN
Admiral William Nierenberg, ‘Militarized Oceans’, chapter from Unless Peace Comes, ed. Nigel Calder, 1968
U.S. NAVY PERMITTED TO 'TAKE' TENS OF MILLIONS OF MARINE MAMMALS
"This all sounds as it should be, with the Navy requesting permission from the agency, as required by various laws protecting marine mammals and endangered species. But the numbers say something else. In its testing areas in the Atlantic, the Gulf of Mexico and the Pacific, the Navy estimates that between 2014 and 2019 it will 'take' nearly 33 million marine mammals — everything from blue whales to elephant seals."
MULTIPLE ANOMALIES POINT TO COVERT ANTHROPOGENIC ACTIVITY
For about a decade I have speculated that due to the unbelievably high levels of chemical toxicity that have been detected throughout the world's oceans, cetaceans might be subject to syndromes resembling Alzheimer's disease, whose primary effect is neurophysiological and cognitive debilitation.
I was saddened but not surprised to learn that signatures of Alzheimer's were recently discovered in dolphins.
"Mystery illness" is as broad and non-specific as 'cancer' or 'schizophrenia', but cetaceans can and do get diseases just like we do. Many cetaceans are burdened with compromised health but are still able to function, as are many if not most people. All life-forms on Mother Earth are subject to bio-accumulation of systemic chemical and radiological toxins, resulting in physiological and metabolic degradation. Many of these substances are carcinogenic, mutagenic and teratogenic as well.
And all of life is being affected by the full spectrum genomic warfare which is the legacy of military-industrial civilization.
If we know what it is, it's no longer a 'mystery';
"compromised health" is far more accurate.
(9) "Panic reactions" are probably involved in many if not most stranding events, and may involve several of the above factors. For example, (5) (6) and (7) might combine, exacerbated by (8) to precipitate (4).
Here we are still within the realm of 'natural' influences, given our belief that diseases and degenerative syndromes have occurred in cetaceans since before human 'civilization.' Ultimately, we have no way of knowing. Some whales and dolphins might want simply to die in peace and may strand together so that they don't have to drown. And what we do not and cannot know is probably far greater than what we think we do know.
From the perspective of cetaceans as fellow sentient beings (not 'magnificent creatures' or 'beautiful animals'), another possibility exists, the loss of key individuals or entire marine tribes creating a vacuum of knowledge, wisdom and leadership.
SPERM WHALE (CACHALOT): THE LARGEST BRAIN ON EARTH
In the world of today, in order to understand what is really going on, we must realize that all of the above is happening as much as ever, but superimposed onto this matrix of factors, possibilities and probabilities is a vast spectrum of anthropogenic military-industrial destructive and pathogenic influences which has been metastasizing throughout the 20th century and reaching levels of virulent global saturation in the 21st.
Paradoxically, the naked ape on his roller coaster has created this scenario yet is incapable of understanding it...almost as if the juggernaut has a mind of its own?
CETACEAN HOLOCAUST: THE REAL GLOBAL THREATS
As a whole, humans are almost totally and willfully ignorant of the sheer enormity and complexity of the global military-industrial machine whose tentacles encompass every country, every continent, every ocean, every ecological niche, and every life-form, as a side-effect and by strategic design.
Awareness of these paradigmatic contexts is necessary in order to understand what is happening with the whales and dolphins, as well as our understanding of our understanding, or lack thereof. Dealing with the paradoxical enormity and invisibility of the entire military-industrial apparatus, the socio-economic, political and bureaucratic, the ecological and psychological aspects, is overwhelming. The bigger the elephant in the living room, the more sophisticated are its cloaking devices. The bigger the lie, the deeper our embrace.
Mapping this out and creating awareness in the public mind is a daunting and on-going challenge, and represents a big part of my work on behalf of cetaceans.
I have shared this information in great detail in several previous blogs and posts, for example
THE REVOLUTION IN MILITARY AFFAIRS
What we really need to focus on is the unfolding of the 'revolution in military affairs' that began with the Manhattan Project and has culminated in what we are witnessing today.
The array of military-industrial threats to cetaceans is systemic and affects large numbers of whales and dolphins chronically through continuous exposure and acutely through intense intermittent events. Even without insider knowledge of specific operations, we can make educated guesses about what kinds of things are likely to be going at any given time in any given location. All the 'natural' factors form a background context within which the military-industrial factors occur.
Mapping and quantifying the military presence and influence in Mother Ocean is a formidable task in itself. The global ocean covers 139 million (361,000,000 sq kms) of Earth's 197 million square miles, and with an average depth of 12,600 feet (3730 m), contains approximately 331 million cubic miles (1,347,000,000 cubic kms) of water.
It's a big place, largely inaccessible, unexplored and devoid of light, but teeming with life even in her darkest depths...and of all life in the ocean, the whales and dolphins are the only ones who can access it all. Increasingly, however, Mother Ocean is being invaded, contaminated, stolen from and irradiated by every possible technology that military-industrial civilization can come up with.
The unfortunate reality is that at any given moment, all whales and dolphins may be being adversely affected by any combination of and/or all of the natural and anthropogenic threats we have outlined. This renders any kind of 'cause and effect' equation untenable. Absolute proof is impossible, but the absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.
For the case at hand we are not looking at real global threats like the fishing and shipping industries. These have astronomical impacts on cetaceans but are at least visible. We are focusing on military-industrial technologies and operations that are invisible and/or covert, and/or not even believed to be real in the public mind.
These technologies and activities take place all over the world all the time. For example, over 700 seismic testing/exploration vessels exist and a high % would be in operation at any given time. Tens of millions of civilian sonar systems would exist and likewise a high % would also be in operation at any given time. Hundreds of thousands of larger commercial vessels exist, a high % of which would be afloat at any given time, each of which equipped with cathodic protection systems that electrify the marine environment.
These are constant and systemic threats but non-military. Military presence in Mother ocean is not only huge but astronomically lethal, through side-effect and by design.
Navies patrol and conduct surveillance throughout the territorial waters of their respective countries, but most of the ocean is an international 'no man's land' where anything goes and almost everything is invisible to the public eye.
Every larger country as well as supra-national organizations like NATO conduct on-going 'war games' which differ from actual 'war' only in scale. Recent ones we have covered include Talisman-Sabre off the coast of eastern Australia; Mahi Tangaroa in New Zealand; and the notorious RIMPAC, world's largest war game, in Hawai'i. All of these have vast ecological impacts and wreak havoc on all landscapes and life-forms in their proximity.
In recent years western geo-politics has adopted a strategic imperative called the 'Pacific Pivot', whose overt purpose is the 'containment of China' but whose real purpose is merely the hegemonic expansion of Uncle Sam's imperialism.
The waters of Australia and New Zealand (the 51st and 52nd states) provide convenient 'sanctuaries' for American/ANZAC war games, weapons testing and other military as well as industrial operations, unfettered by environmental regulations or public scrutiny and supported by economic and political solidarity.
"Coalition inter-operability" is the milspeak jargon du jour, and involves not only joint war-games but also weapons testing which includes rocket and missile launches.
Undersea warfare is HUGE in the world of today, and contractors like Raytheon and Lockheed-Martin have pioneered a vast array of microwave technologies which are used not only for detection and surveillance, but as directed-energy weapons, or DEW's.
Submarines and of course anti-submarine warfare (ASW) are huge parts of the undersea warfare scenario, along with increasingly ubiquitous robotics and drones...AUV's, UUV's, Sharc's, Wave-gliders, and Ghostfish, some of which are deployed in swarms.
In 1992 Munk and company broadcast an underwater signal from Heard Island (a remote sub-Antarctic island belonging to Australia) in order to see how far away it could be detected. New Zealand was one of the receiver sites, and the signals were detected as far away as Hawai'i.
The point of origin and paths of radiation of these signals bear a strong resemblance to the 'mystery wave' that was detected around the world on 11 November...signals with waveforms that were "too perfect to be nature."
" 'I don't think I've ever seen anything like it,' Columbia University seismologist Goran Ekstrom told NatGeo - and Ekstrom's specialty is unusual earthquakes, so when someone like that says it's bizarre...well, you do the math."
According to the story, this anomalous wave went unnoticed by the entire global network of seismic researchers, and no earthquake was detected in the vicinity of its point of origin. It was seen by a lone amateur from Wellington, New Zealand on the USGS live seismogram page, who brought it to the world's attention.
Once again, the "experts were baffled" just as they were by the highly anomalous multi-species cluster of whale strandings spanning three countries and over 2300 kms all occurring in less than five days...perhaps the largest stranding constellation ever witnessed. And these whales are just the ones we found out about, and may represent less than 10% of all cetaceans affected by this...event?
This stranding cluster took place in a context where all 'natural' influences were present, as well as the full spectrum of anthropogenic military-industrial influences whose proximity cannot be determined, and many of which are classified/unknown. With the centrality of Australia and New Zealand to the 'Pacific Pivot', the shift of U.S. military presence to the southern hemisphere, and increasing militarization within the ANZAC coalition, the Trans-Tasman region and EEZ's of both Australia and New Zealand are hosting a vast array of covert undersea warfare activities as well as geo-physical experimentation and exploitation.
WE NEED MILITARIZED ZONE MAPS...
FOR ANZAC/TASMAN SEA REGION
Microwave technologies figure heavily in all of the above. This stranding cluster could be related to the 'mystery wave' and its precursors and after-effects. Surface and undersea vehicles, manned and unmanned, could have been involved as part of the network of signal transmission. The operation/experiment may have been for both military and industrial purposes. H.A.A.R.P. technology (which has now been miniaturized and forms an integrated global network of transceivers in terrestrial, marine, aerial and low-orbital space environments) can simultaneously be used to detect weapons and vehicles, damage or destroy them, enhance communication, including submarine, while disrupting that of the 'enemy', and look for mineral deposits via Earth Penetrating Tomography. All with the same ping.
Occurring in conjunction with or separate from the 'mystery wave operation', surface and/or undersea warfare activities using microwave and other directed-energy weapons as well as more conventional sonars, torpedos and missiles, involving any number of vessels could have triggered these strandings. With GPS jamming exercises an integral part of 'war games'...or actual warfare...plus the fact that the whales who washed up in Victoria were already decomposing, meaning that they were killed at sea.
We will never know for sure.
Psychologist Carl Jung coined the term 'synchronicity', and the title of his book is Synchronicity: An Acausal Connecting Principle.
Synchronicity IS in the perception of the participant/observer, and may or not demonstrate or imply any kind of 'causal' relationship between events experienced together in time. Everything happening together in time is by definition 'synchronistic', but some co-temporaneous events seem to be more than just 'coincidence.' Some may show direct causality, some may be omens, warnings, or messages.
If a falling rock hits your foot, then your foot suddenly hurts, this implies a causal relationship. If you've been thinking of someone near and dear who you haven't heard from in years, then all of a sudden you receive a letter from them, this is a meaningful synchronicity...to you but to no one else. If your foot suddenly swells up painfully, you can be sure that you probably were stung or bitten by an unknown critter, even though you didn't see it. If we see hundreds of whales beaching themselves and then notice that naval war-games and seismic exploration was happening in the same area, this implies causality. But what if we don't see the war-games or undersea activities? They are covert and cloaked by design. 'Plausible deniability"?
What if someone saw that you were terrified and fleeing in panic, then they saw that your house was in flames. They would rightly perceive a causal relationship. But what if they saw a bloke with a flame-thrower aimed at your house, yet neglected to mention this? And the evening news reports that "Experts were baffled at why a family of four fled their home in terror. Investigators are considering that the house being on fire may have had something to do with it, with climate change the likely culprit...Tonight's news brought to you by Raytheon...'We're waving at you!' "
This describes not only our inability to come to grips with not only whale and dolphin strandings as well as a LOT of what is happening in the world of today, but also how our perceptions are being molded and engineered.
Imagine the shock, horror and sadness that Liz Carlson and her friend experienced a week ago when they came across 145 stranded pilot whales at Mason Bay on Stewart Island, New Zealand. This synchronicity may be as profound and transformative in their lives as being at Big Mountain in Arizona learning about koyaanisqatsi and the Hopi prophecy on the day that the Chernobyl meltdown happened in the Ukraine was for me.
Humanity as a whole is not compos mentis. Our species alone among Mother Earth's myriad children has forgotten who we really are and are doing our utmost to wage a full-spectrum war on life as we know her. Yet we somehow convince ourselves that we are 'saving the whales' by donating money to Greenpeace from the comfort of our five bedroom holiday home.
Who will euthanize US when 'man, the wise' strands on the beach of reality?
"OHANA MOANA" JEFF PHILLIPS, 2014