Kelly David's Album MEDITATION IN GREEN Delves Into the Heart and Sound of the Mekong Delta

Meditation in Green, a new album from Kelly David, features deep evolving drones with percussion elements that come and go; an American ambient album of SE Asian influence.

Kelly David creates a mysterious travelogue of impending vastness and unlimited beauty using harmonically rich textures and surreal sounds, along with rhythmic passages.

The depth of this work comes from the small sounds, strategically placed in the background, middleground and foreground of each piece on the album.

The new music is the first of Kelly David’s adventurous organic electronic albums for Spotted Peccary Music; it releases worldwide this Friday.

Meditation in Green is the result of my exploration of Khmer temples in the Mekong Delta.”

— Kelly David

PORTLAND, OREGON, USA, August 20, 2019 / — Spotted Peccary Music announces the label debut of ambient electronic artist Kelly David, with MEDITATION IN GREEN, a psychedelic musical journey deep into the heart of Viet Nam's Mekong Delta, a mysterious land where nature is the dominant force. Field recordings of water, birds, frogs and thunderstorms blend in and out of the constantly evolving minimalist sonic textures keeping the environment always close at hand. The artist talked about the album at length in an interview with Donna Jo Thornton this weekend on popular Southern California music show, The Morning Breeze.

"I grew up in a house where classical music reigned, especially opera, promoted heavily by my father," David shared, "But he had a secret musical love: field recordings made in the 1930s of Native American music. I can recall waking up on Saturday mornings with Indian drums and chanting filtering into my subconscious. That origin probably explains where my fascination today with pre-Western percussion began."

An immersive work built upon deep evolving drones and dreamlike atmospheres, MEDITATION IN GREEN blends environmental field recordings with minimalist ambient textures to underscore nature as a significant component to the work. Subtly nuanced electronic soundforms inhabit the heart of the music as percussion elements ebb and flow, slowly winding through the ethno-atmospheric currents of sound, while thoughtfully placed micro events give depth to the experience, rewarding the discriminating listener with a revealing musical landscape. Pure, honest, and undeniably introspective, Kelly David's masterfully crafted soundscapes bring to mind misty visions of a familiar unknown.

In an extensive interview with Robin James on Ello, David explained "Meditation in Green is the result of my exploration of Khmer temples in the Mekong Delta. Since college, I have been fascinated with the Khmer civilization. Previously, I tried to explore some of these feelings, when walking around ancient stone monuments, in my album Angkor. The Mekong Delta was the southernmost tip of the Khmer civilization, and their only route to the sea. The Delta is water, with an immense catalog of organic life there."

Special guests heard in the mix include Hanoi-based composer Vu Nhat Tan, who recorded samples of Vietnamese instruments heard on “Meditation in Green” and “A Bend in the River.” Drew Redfield played electric guitar on “Moonlight Mekong,” and on the title track “Meditation in Green” Kim Miner provided the “processed sake babble,” Kailani Jurasek rang the temple bell, Kent Antognini provided wildlife field recordings, and Eckhart Buehler recorded the frogs.

Meditation in Green was composed, recorded and mixed by Kelly David at The Edge, Denver, CO, and mastered by Howard Givens. The album releases on August 23, 2019; the physical CD comes in an artful six-panel package with a 4-page booklet; downloadable formats include MP3, CD-quality lossless, 24-bit/96k FLAC and 24-bit/96k Apple Lossless. Visit or for pre-sale, listening, and purchasing options.

To review Meditation in Green, or request interviews or images, please contact Beth Ann Hilton, ℅ Spotted Peccary Music at

Meditation in Green track list:
1. Meditation in Green 9:37
2. Imperial City of Drone 9:19
3. A Bend in the River 8:20
4. Plain of Reeds 9:45
5. Laukoo 8:28
6. Moonlight Mekong 6:16
7. Bells of Can Tho 4:07

ABOUT KELLY DAVID: Kelly is an electronic music composer, recording and producing his work from The Edge, Kelly's Denver recording studio. Most days, Kelly works primarily with synthesizers requiring solid AC current, although he's often found banging on SE Asian and Chinese gongs, as well as other acoustic percussion instruments. Originally from Washington, D.C., Kelly played French Horn and pursued classical composition studies. In the music conservatory, Kelly met his first analog synthesizer and he realized that an entire orchestra of new sounds was in reach, without having to cajole musicians to play his scores. Today, Kelly finds his musical inspiration in the light and space of the West. His music features slow, ever-evolving musical changes, where the smallest sound seeks its place in Kelly’s musical collages. Kelly lives with his wife and three wild dogs along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains in high desert bliss. Meditation in Green is Kelly's first release on Spotted Peccary Music; previous releases from Kelly David include Broken Voyage (2002), Angkor (2006), and The Long Night (with Steve Roach, 2014).

ABOUT SPOTTED PECCARY MUSIC: Portland-based Spotted Peccary Music is North America’s finest independent record label with a focus on deep, vast and introspective soundscapes. For over three decades, the artists of Spotted Peccary has been on a mission to develop, produce, publish and release ultra-high-quality, deep-listening experiences that engage the listener and exceed expectations. Every release is carefully prepared in a variety of high quality formats from MP3 to high-res studio masters. Explore more than 160 titles and 45 artists at or

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YouTube Videos "GIRL FROM RUE SERPENTE" Spreads Buzz on Haunting Book Cover Art on John Griswald's Romantic Thriller



Four YouTube trailer videos and haunting book cover art spread buzz about John Griswald's romantic tragedy GIRL FROM RUE SERPENTE to Amazon novel buyers.

Youtube vintage videos lends an authentic touch to John Griswald's gripping war novel GIRL FROM RUE SERPENTE and a haunting book cover that places it in a class all by itself.”

— Stan Zipperman

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, August 19, 2019 / — Four YouTube vintage Videos are helping John Griswald's hard-hitting epic love and war novel GIRL FROM RUE SERPENTE to become a world-wide best-selling book and helping to make a movie deal for an adventurous breath-taking blockbuster motion picture set in Paris in the tradition of the beloved classic suspenseful thriller CASABLANCA from World War II which starred Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman.

The four YouTube GIRL FROM RUE SERPENTE trailer videos were composed from actual World War II American and German official filmed footage and the soundtrack is from "La Vie en Rose" composed by celebrated French singer and patriot Edith Piaf. There's a certain amount of what is called in French "Je ne sais quoi" which means "I don't know what" to describe the feelings experienced from viewing these authentic and entertaining short wartime documentaries.

All this leads to the spellbinding experience of being in the fabled city of Paris during wartime in the 1940's. Author John Griswald tries to capture the intriguing events and experiences during the Second World War when no one knew what surprises and dangers were lurking in the dark and what would happen next or where they were going to happen. The thrilling story of GIRL FROM RUE SERPENTE keeps its focus on two star-crossed lovers which finds its source way back to William Shakespeare's original romantic tragedy ROMEO AND JULIET which was set in Verona, Italy centuries ago. GIRL FROM RUE SERPENTE has already been named as "this generation's ROMEO AND JULIET." New readers are experiencing the extraordinary novel first hand and are led to fall in love with Aimee Ange and Christian Gavin as the story's thrilling suspense and dangerous intrigue unfolds in wartime Paris.

Love stories taking place during the Second World War have taken Hollywood "literally by storm" over the years. Many films are still well received years and years after their original screenplays were made into mesmerizing films for world-wide audiences. We've mentioned Casablanca? Who can forget that special romance and danger of Casablanca? But what about the hart-hitting realism in From Here to Eternity, the chilling suspense and intrigue of The Manchurian Candidate or the shocking scenes in Schindler's List? Who can forget the action/adventure of Raiders of the Lost Ark? How about the mysterious and playful Charade or the gripping suspense of Saving Private Ryan? The lists go on and on into cinematic history.

The haunting book cover art of GIRL FROM RUE SERPENTE by Brazilian artist Ricardo Movits has the literary world talking about how beautiful and meaningful the artistic description is in highlighting an important turning point in the novel as it is portrayed by three main characters in the book's major conflict. The setting inside a surreal chamber of Notre-Dame Cathedral of Paris is perfectly eerie and captures the mystical essence of the maddening scene which is an electrifying nightmare sequence by one of the lovers.

To bring you up-to-date on news relating to GIRL FROM RUE SERPENTE, as of July 16, the New York Times provided an extensive news story on the latest developments on the Notre-Dame Cathedral fire that caught the world off guard this April. In short, a new employee on the job for only three days from the security team that protected the church did see a clicking light indicating a "fire" on its elaborate security panel. He didn't know how to find out exactly where the fire was, however. After some lost time, he finally found out where it was, but by the time he arrived at the exact location, the fire was in the heavily wood section of the cathedral and out of control.

The only way to save the church now was to bring a water hose to the top of one of two towers. Some fire crews backed out but others were inspired to go 300 steps up to the top where the fire was out-of-control. It was believed that if the tower collapsed, the other tower would also collapse and that would spell the complete destruction of Notre-Dame. Firefighters lives were also at stake. At the last minutes, they got the fire under control and Notre-Dame was saved along with the lives of the firefighters. Everyone involved called it a "miracle" with tears in their eyes. However, we are not out of the woods yet.

A noted French architect warned that bad weather conditions could still cause one of the towers to collapse. The fire at Notre-Dame Cathedral is still considered the top news story of the year.

As we mentioned earlier, GIRL FROM RUE SERPENTE has been called "this generation's ROMEO AND JULIET, written by William Shakespeare." The play, performed all over the world to this day, has three main characters involved in the conflict. GIRL FROM RUE SERPENTE also has three main characters involved in the plot. Both books have two ill-fated lovers and a clergyman who push the lovers to their breath-taking fates. The debate is beginning to center around of which story is the most tragic. Both priests in the conflicts performed as they saw fit, whose exact motivations will never be completely known. The readers must decide for themselves.

One of these days in the near future, perhaps the New York Times Best Sellers List will discover GIRL FROM RUE SERPENTE. Meanwhile, people can still order a copy of the gripping novel at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Booksamillion, and Ebay

The author of GIRL FROM RUE SERPENTE John Griswald has created the Goodwill Citizen Award for worthy world citizens who have provided "Spiritual" awareness in their work. This year Griswald has named "Descapito" singers Luis Fonis and Daddy Yankee, the two singers. "Descapito" is the most viewed video on YouTube ever. In addition, last month Amazon's Jeff Bezos was named the recipient of the Girl From Rue Serpente's Goodwill Citizen Award.

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Girl From Rue Serpente by Ricardo Movits. Enjoy.

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A 2018 Camp Fire Survivor's Story Inspires

Camp Fire Survivor Scott Chalmers Leaves His Burned Home

Scott Chalmers

Camp Fire Survivor Scott Chalmers With Shanna Forrestall and Easton Engbrock

Scott Chalmers with Shanna Forrestall (producer) and Easton Engbrock (cinematographer)

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A survivor of the 2018 Camp Fire in Paradise,CA shares his story of hope and recovery after losing his home & every memento he had from his late wife.

I realized I lost a lot of stuff…it’s only material things. It wasn’t as important as I
thought it was. What’s really important is the interaction with the people that were part of those journeys.”

— Scott Chalmers

PASADENA, CA, UNITED STATES, August 19, 2019 / — The Camp Fire started on November 8, 2018. This devastating wildfire destroyed homes and left a permanent mark on that area of Northern California, especially the town of Paradise.

USA Today reported that the Camp Fire claimed nearly three times as many lives and structures than any wildfire in the state's history.

Scott Chalmers, a long-term resident of the area, went into town that day to run some errands. While he was gone his home burned to the ground, including every memento he had of his late wife who died after a battle with cancer.

Shanna Forrestall, a lifelong humanitarian, heard about his story and his positive outlook after the disaster and asked to speak to Scott. They became fast friends and he allowed Shanna to produce a mini-documentary about his loss and recovery.

The three and a half minute film is now available online to be shared. There are two versions available. One has subtitles for optimal social sharing, and the other does not. The duo (Scott and Shanna) hope that this small story will encourage other Americans who are still recovering from this and other natural disasters across the country.

Watch the film and learn more about the backstory at There are also other Camp Fire stories on the page.


SHANNA FORRESTALL – "Shanna from Louisiana"

Since Hurricane Katrina hit Louisiana in 2005, Shanna Forrestall a lifelong humanitarian has organized volunteers, cash and product donations after multiple natural disasters (Louisiana/Texas/California) to help families reeling from the devastation of natural disasters.

Shanna is an experienced producer and believes that survivor stories should be told so that we can all learn and grow from our collective experiences. Learn more about Shanna Forrestall and her work at

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R4G Launches See the World for Good to Help Fund School Travel Scholarships

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We Help Companies Find Talented Professionals and Generate Proceeds to Do Good

We Help Companies Find Talented Professionals and Generate Proceeds to Do Good

Staffing agency, Recruiting for Good generates proceeds to fund causes and works collaboratively with schools by rewarding referrals with travel funding

What does the future hold…when everyone sees the world for good.”

— Carlos Cymerman, Fun Advocate+Founder, Recruiting for Good

SANTA MONICA, CA, UNITED STATES, August 16, 2019 / — Recruiting for Good (R4G) is working to help fund local causes. Launches 'See the World for Good' to help schools fund travel scholarships for students in need. The staffing agency works with PTAs/schools to help fund educational and religious trips.

According to Recruiting for Good, Founder Carlos Cymerman, “See the World for Good, was inspired by Jen Katz, a mom who understands school needs. We are grateful for the opportunity to support and help create equal access to travel that transforms kids' lives for good."

How to Sign Up for School Travel Funding

1. Schools are located in California, email Join(at)SeetheWorldforGood(dot)com

2. School trips are occurring in 12 to 24 months.

3. Recruiting for Good rewards referrals with funding to help create travel scholarships.

Carlos Cymerman, adds "What does the future hold…when everyone sees the world for good."


Recruiting for Good is a socially progressive staffing company in Santa Monica, finding talented professionals kickass jobs they love, since 1998. Companies retain us to find them the best talent in Accounting/Finance, Engineering, and Information Technology, Marketing, and Sales. And generates proceeds for causes

Since 2017, Recruiting for Good has been funding and sponsoring 'Our Moms Work," a personal cost free career mentoring service in Santa Monica. Want to return to work? Looking to change jobs? Or strategize about getting a raise? And can't talk to your significant other or your boss…we're here for you…meet in person in Santa Monica to listen…provide solutions…and support your career goals. To learn more visit

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The Scientology Information Center in Downtown Clearwater Features Stories from the Life of a True “Renaissance Man”

The Scientology Information Center housed in the historic Clearwater building with its gallery of displays, video screens and information panels. The center is open daily from 10am-10pm and requires no appointment to visit.

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, US, August 14, 2019 / — The Scientology Information announces that it will be highlighting a new unknown fact about L. Ron Hubbard every day for the next 3 weeks providing insight into the life of a “renaissance man.” There are thousands of human interest stories inside the life of L. Ron Hubbard – from flying gliders and planes, sailing vessels of any tonnage on any ocean, researching plants, writing best-sellers in multiple genres, traveling all over five continents, to being philosopher, founder of Scientology and friend to Humanity.

The Scientology Information Center in downtown Clearwater is located in the historic Clearwater building at 500 Cleveland Street. The 101-year-old facility was restored by the Church of Scientology in 1995.

The Center provides a bright, spacious, open look at the life, legacy and feats of L. Ron Hubbard, the many Churches spread across six continents that sprang from his religious principles and the Church-sponsored humanitarian programs.

The L. Ron Hubbard display provides answers to questions such as:

· Which successful race car driver was once Mr. Hubbard’s mechanic?

· Which struggling writer from the 60’s became a best-selling author after following L. Ron Hubbard’s advice?

· What world-renowned science-fiction illustrator referred to L. Ron Hubbard as a “very important influence” in his life?

· How did L. Ron Hubbard “pay-forward” his success as a writer to present day up-and-coming talented artists?

The Center is open daily from 10am-10pm. It provides visitors an opportunity to engage on a self-guided tour of four informational displays, panels and educational videos.

To visit or to learn more about the Scientology Information Center, please contact Amber at 727-467-6966 or

The Scientology Information Center:

The Scientology Information Center, located in the century-old Clearwater Building in downtown Clearwater, opened on July 11, 2015 and currently houses a gallery of audiovisual displays with some 400 videos. The Center is open to all and provides a self-guided tour showing basic Scientology beliefs, Churches around the world, ongoing social programs and the life of L. Ron Hubbard, Scientology’s founder. The Center offers tours to the broad public and civic leaders; holds concerts, theatrical performances and receptions for the community; and opens up the use of its conference room to social, civic and non-profit groups.

For more information on Scientology, visit or the Scientology Network on DirecTV channel 320, or streaming at or apps at appleTV, fireTV and ROKU

Amber Skjelset
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இலங்கை ஜனாதிபதித் தேர்தலில் தமிழர்கள், தமிழ்த் தேசியக் கூட்டமைப்பின் அறிவுறுத்தலை நிராகரிக்க வேண்டும்

கூட்டமைப்பின் ஆலோசனையை நிராகரிப்பது, கூட்டமைப்பின் கொள்கையும் இலங்கை அரசாங்கத்துடனான அவர்களின் நடவடிக்கையும் இனி பொறுத்துக் கொள்ளப்படாது என்று கூறும்.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA, August 14, 2019 / — இந்த முறை தமிழர்கள் ஜனாதிபதி வேட்பாளரைத் தேர்ந்தெடுப்பது தொடர்பான தமிழ்த் தேசியக் கூட்டமைப்பின் அறிவுறுத்தலை புறக்கணிக்க வேண்டும்.

தமிழர்கள் தமிழ்த் தேசியக் கூட்டமைப்பின் ஆலோசனையை நிராகரிப்பது, தமிழ்த் தேசியக் கூட்டமைப்பின் கொள்கையும் இலங்கை அரசாங்கத்துடனான அவர்களின் நடவடிக்கையும் இனி பொறுத்துக் கொள்ளப்படாது என்று கூறும்.

தமிழர்கள் தமிழ்த் தேசியக் கூட்டமைப்பை நிராகரித்தால், தமிழர்கள் அமெரிக்கா, ஐரோப்பிய ஒன்றியம் மற்றும் இந்தியாவுக்கு பின்வரும் விடயங்களை சொல்லுகிறார்கள், அதாவது தமிழ்த் தேசியக் கூட்டமைப்பின் கொள்கைகளை தமிழர்கள் நிராகரிக்கிறார்கள்:

1. தமிழ்த் தேசியக் கூட்டமைப்பின் ஏக்கிய ராஜ்யவை (ஒற்றை ஆட்சியை ) தமிழர்கள் நிராகரிக்கிறார்கள்
2. வடகிழக்கு பிரிவினையை தமிழர்கள் நிராகரிக்கின்றனர்
3. புத்த மதத்திற்கு முதன்மையான இடத்தை தமிழர்கள் நிராகரிக்கின்றனர்.
4. 2015 இல் கிழக்கு மாகாணத்தில் சிறுபான்மை முஸ்லீம் சபையை நிறுவ தமிழ்த் தேசியக் கூட்டமைப்பு எடுத்த முடிவை எதிர்ப்பது மட்டுமன்றி, எதிர்காலத்திலும் தமிழர்கள் நிராகரிப்பார்கள் என்று கூறுகிறார்கள்.
5. தமிழர்கள் ரணிலினதும் சஜித் பிரேமதாசவினதும் வடகிழக்கில் 1000 விகாரைகளை உருவாக்ககும் திட்டத்தை நிராகரிக்கிறார்கள்
6. நாவற்குழி , வவுனியா மற்றும் முல்லைத்தீவில் சிங்கள குடியேற்றத்தை தமிழர்கள் நிராகரிக்கின்றனர்
7. இலங்கை போர்க்குற்றங்கள் குறித்து சர்வதேச விசாரணையை தமிழர்கள் விரும்புகிறார்கள்
8. சிங்களவர்களுடனான எந்தவொரு பேச்சையும் தமிழர்கள் நிராகரிக்கின்றனர்.
9. ஆனால் தமிழ்த் தேசியக் கூட்டமைப்பு வலுவான சர்வதேச நாடுகளின் உதவிகளை மறுத்ததால், தமிழர்கள் இவர்களை மறுப்பதால், தமிழ் அரசியல் தேவைகளை அடைய அமெரிக்கா மற்றும் ஐரோப்பிய ஒன்றியத்தின் ஈடுபாடு தேவை என்பதை தமிழர்கள் மீண்டும் கூறுகிறார்கள்
வடகிழக்கு அரசியல்வாதிகளின் வரலாற்றில் மிகவும் ஊழல் நிறைந்த அரசியல்வாதிகளை அகற்றுவதே தமிழர்களுக்கு மற்ற மற்றும் மிக முக்கியமான நன்மை.

தமிழர்களின் எந்த ஆதரவிற்கும் தமிழ்த் தேசியக் கூட்டமைப்பு தகுதியற்றது. அவர்கள் தங்களது தேர்தல் வாக்குறுதிகளுடன் தமிழர்களைக் காட்டிக் கொடுத்தனர், அவை, கூட்டாட்சி தீர்வு, வடகிழக்கு இணைப்பு, காணாமல் போனவர்களைக் கண்டுபிடிப்பது, இராணுவத்தை நிலத்தை திரும்பப் பெறுதல், இலங்கை இராணுவத்தை வடகிழக்கில் இருந்து விடுவித்தல் மற்றும் பல.

எல்லாவற்றிற்கும் பதிலாக, அவர்களின் முக்கியமான விஷயங்கள் தமிழ் எம்.பி.க்களுக்கான அரசாங்க பதவிகள், எதிர்க்கட்சி தலைமை, இப்போது எதிர்க்கட்சித் தலைமை இல்லாமல், சம்பந்தன் கொழும்பில் ஒரு ஆடம்பர கார் மற்றும் பங்களாவைத் தொடர்ந்தார். தமிழர்களுக்கு எதிரான தமிழ்த் தேசியக் கூட்டமைப்பின் கொள்கை காரணமாக, தமிழ்த் தேசியக் கூட்டமைப்பினர் யாழ்ப்பாணத்திற்கு வரும்போது எஸ்.டி.எஃப் பாதுகாப்பு தேவை.

தமிழ்த் தேசியக் கூட்டமைப்பின் ஆலோசனையை நிராகரிப்பதன் மூலம், தமிழர்கள் புதிய தலைமைக்கு வழி வகுப்பார்கள்.

சிறிய வித்தியாசங்களை புறக்கணிப்பதன் மூலம் ஒன்றுபட்ட புதிய தலைமை உருவாகும் என்று நாங்கள் நம்புகிறோம். யாராவது ஒற்றுமையை நிராகரித்தால், அவர்கள் ஒரு தேர்தல் சுழற்சிக்காக தமிழ் அரசியலை விட்டு வெளியேற வேண்டும்.

கடவுள் தான் தமிழர்களை காப்பாற்வேண்டும் – 1976 இல் தந்தை செல்வா


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Full Monty's Steve Huison as 'CAPTAIN KYNAN' in the UK Historical Mini-Epic 'Brigantia'

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, August 14, 2019 / — Steve Huison famous for his role 'Lomper' in the massive UK film THE FULL MONTY (1997) joins the cast as Ferriby-Boatman CAPTAIN KYNAN for the historical film Brigantia, tentatively scheduled to start in the UK, Leeds, Exmoor, and historical places such as Gilmerton Druid Caverns in Scotland, and Looe, Cornwall UK. This incredible film that takes place during the time of Christ in ancient England and is based on 'True' and unknown history and the legends which reveals it. This film is a milestone since there has never been a film like this about England's history and its origins.

The film also stars acclaimed Scottish film and television actor James Robinson, famous for being 'Young William Wallace' in the epic film Braveheart – 1995 with other credits including Outlander, Babylon, The Borgias; Andy Beckwith Infamously known as the recurring villain 'Rorge' in HBO's award-winning series Game of Thrones. James Phelps 'Fred Weasley' of the Harry Potter film series, and the iconic British actor, Robert Powell internationally known for his title role as 'Jesus' in the epic 1977 mini-series Jesus of Nazareth. Among other films include Tommy (1975), The Thirty Nine Steps (1978), and 'The Italian Job' – 1969.


A British archaeologist discovers an ancient village that tells the intimate story of Airell a young Druid Ministre living at the time Christ, and through his life his discovery of the ancient secrets, the Druids, and mysteries of the universe that caused a spiritual rebirth in the beginning of England and eventually around the world.

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Arkansas Delegation Split: Hill and Crawford Vote to End Horse Abuse, Womack and Westerman Vote to Keep 'Soring' Alive


Example of soring that enforcement of the Horse Protection Act would prevent

Many liken “Big Lick” soring events to cockfighting pictured

“Womack and Westerman, sure know how to pick the wrong horse by voting against PAST…"

— Marty Irby, executive director at Animal Wellness Action

LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS, USA, August 13, 2019 / — LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS – The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed the Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act, H.R. 693, by a vote of 333 to 96. U.S. Rep. French Hill, a longtime cosponsor of the bill, and Rep. Rick Crawford both voted in support of the PAST Act, while Reps. Steve Womack and Bruce Westerman sided with animal abusers in voting against the bill.

The PAST Act seeks to strengthen the Horse Protection Act and end the torturous, painful practice of soring Tennessee Walking, Racking, and Spotted Saddle Horses. Soring, the intentional infliction of pain to horses' front limbs by applying caustic chemicals such as mustard oil or kerosene or inserting sharp objects into the horses' hooves to create an exaggerated gait known as the "Big Lick,” has plagued the equine world for six decades.

Tennessee Walking Horses once covered the State of Arkansas, when famed trainer Joe Webb from Searcy, who rode Rodger’s Perfection, Perfection’s Carbon Copy, and Mark of Carbon to the 1959, 1964, and 1978 Tennessee Walking Horse World Grand Championships, respectively, trained and exhibited horses for decades in the state.

U.S. Senators John Boozman, and Tom Cotton have yet to take a position on the Senate companion bill, S. 1007, led by the senior U.S. Senator from Idaho, Republican Mike Crapo, that mirrors the House passed legislation.

The PAST Act seeks to strengthen the Horse Protection Act and end the torturous, painful practice of soring Tennessee Walking, Racking, and Spotted Saddle Horses. Soring, the intentional infliction of pain to horses’ front limbs by applying caustic chemicals such as mustard oil or kerosene or inserting sharp objects into the horses’ hooves to create an exaggerated gait known as the “Big Lick,” has plagued the equine world for six decades.

“We applaud Reps. French Hill and Rick Crawford for their support and key role in overwhelmingly passing the PAST Act to end this barbaric and indefensible practice that has marred the horse show world for decades,” said Marty Irby, executive director at Animal Wellness Action and past president of the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders’ & Exhibitors’ Association. “Womack and Westerman, sure know how to pick the wrong horse by voting against PAST, but the landslide support for the bill is a powerful signal to the U.S. Senate that it should pony up and end this cruelty to horses once and for all.”

“The bottom line is you are either for animal cruelty, or you are against it,” said Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL), lead Republican sponsor of the PAST Act, and cochair of the Congressional Veterinary Medicine Caucus.

The PAST Act would ban the use of painful large stacked shoes and ankle chains and would also eliminate the existing system of self-regulation by the industry and toughen penalties for violators of the Horse Protection Act. It’s supported by the American Quarter Horse Association, Animal Wellness Action, the American Horse Council, American Veterinary Medical Association, American Association of Equine Practitioners, United States Equestrian Federation, National Sheriff’s Association, and Arkansas Veterinary Medical Association.

The PAST Act has been blocked for years by a handful of well-placed lawmakers, but a new House rule triggering consideration of any measure that attracts 290 or more cosponsors brought the issue to the floor. PAST attracted 308 cosponsors, and was led by U.S. Reps. Kurt Schrader (D-OR) and Ted Yoho (R-FL), cochairs of the Congressional Veterinary Medicine Caucus, along with Reps. Steve Cohen (D-TN), Ron Estes (R-KS), Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), and Chris Collins (R-NY). The Senate companion has garnered 43 cosponsors.

See what Members of Congress from across the nation have to say about the PAST Act by clicking here.

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Animal Wellness Action (Action) is a Washington, D.C.-based 501(c)(4) organization with a mission of helping animals by promoting legal standards forbidding cruelty. We champion causes that alleviate the suffering of companion animals, farm animals, and wildlife. We advocate for policies to stop dogfighting and cockfighting and other forms of malicious cruelty and to confront factory farming and other systemic forms of animal exploitation. To prevent cruelty, we promote enacting good public policies and we work to enforce those policies. To enact good laws, we must elect good lawmakers, and that’s why we remind voters which candidates care about our issues and which ones don’t. We believe helping animals helps us all.

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Damage to ‘Big Lick’ horse from alleged pressure shoeing soring incident

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Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji helps Karnataka flood victims

Pujya Sri Swamiji supports flood relief activities

Support and prayers to appease Mother Nature

MYSURU, KARNATAKA, INDIA, August 13, 2019 / — His Holiness Sri Sri Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji, pontiff of Avadhoota Datta Peetham, Mysuru India has donated 2,500,000 (two and a half million rupees) to the Chief Minister’s relief fund today.

After a week long divine discourse on the grace of Mother Goddess, Pujya Sri Swamiji offered prayers for the welfare of the region and for the protection from the fury of nature. The region, Karnataka, had faced the wrath of nature in the form of unprecedented floods in the last few weeks. As the government undertook relief activities, Pujya Sri Swamiji, supported them by strongly encouraging the government for the work undertaken. He has donated a huge sum of two and a half million Indian Rupees to the Chief Minister’s relief fund. The check is handed over to the Chief Minister visiting the Ashrama on Monday, 12th Aug 2019. The funds will be utilized in the relief activities conducted for the support of flood victims.

Pujya Sri Swamiji encouraged all His devotees world over to support the region in this hour of need.

Sri Swamiji, known for His social service activities and Music for meditation/healing world over has His head quarters in Mysuru, India with over 85 branches globally.

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Darshan and One-Day Retreat with Spiritual Master Louix Dor Dempriey in Eagle, Colorado

LAGUNA HILLS, CALIFORNIA, USA, August 13, 2019 / — The Louix Dor Dempriey Foundation is hosting a Darshan and a One-Day Retreat with Louix Dor Dempriey in Eagle, Colorado, in September 2019.

All are welcome to attend Darshan with Louix on Friday, September 27th from 7:30 p.m. (by donation); and a One-Day Retreat, on Sunday, September 29th from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Both events are held at Brush Creek Pavilion Studio, 909 Capitol Street, Eagle, Colorado.

Darshan with Louix provides the opportunity for people of all ages, faiths, beliefs, and walks of life to receive a personal blessing from this spiritual Master to the backdrop of world devotional music. Louix’s darshan can have profound transformational effects, which often evokes exalted states of bliss, kundalini rising, and even healing of physical ailments.

During Louix’s One-Day Retreat, immerse yourself in this spiritual Master’s wisdom, grace, love, and humor as you receive his personal blessing and guidance to move you into deeper levels of self-mastery. Experience illuminating discourses, guided meditations, and ecstatic singing throughout the course of this magical day. The retreat fee includes a vegan lunch.

For those who cannot attend the One-Day retreat in person, the retreat will be streamed live on the Internet via All registrants and attendees will also receive access to the replay. is a membership site providing both free and paid access to an exclusive library of Louix's teachings, along with additional monthly content. Louix's teachings are non-denominational and open to people of all ages, faiths, beliefs, and walks of life.

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About the Louix Dor Dempriey Foundation

The Louix Dor Dempriey Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization dedicated to sharing the teachings and humanitarian works of Louix Dor Dempriey. Its mission is to help people remember and restore their inherent divinity, and to walk in this world as unconditional love.

Louix Dor Dempriey is a spiritual Master who has dedicated his life to helping other people attain self-mastery in all areas of their lives, so that they, too, can experience true joy and inner peace, regardless of worldly circumstances. Louix's darshan, as well as his illuminating discourses, meditations, and ceremonies, have invoked profound transformation in thousands of people worldwide. With grace and humor, Louix imparts timeless wisdom in contemporary, practical teachings—that transcend all faiths, paths, religions, and cultures. He resides at Prema Drala Ashram in Laguna Hills, California.

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