Moses Wave Man – An Old Tradition in Modern Times

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(What follows is an interview with Moses Peter Wave Man of Torquay.  He is well known for standing or sitting by the road-side in Torquay and waving at passing cars and pedestrian – spreading the natural energy that he calls ‘the gift’.  This dialogue took place on the 8th of May, 2012, in an area of between the Torquay seafront and Cockington Meadow – an area (and time of day) that Moses Peter deemed to be optimum in cosmic energy.  He has never officially granted an interview before, and what follows is the first full and detailed account of the spiritual path he follows.  The physical situation that the interview occurred within, as Moses Peter explains, is designed to allow the maximum spiritual energy to permeate through his words and into the mind, body and environment of all those who read the article.  This is part of his spiritual mission and involves the continuous sharing of the positive energy of the universe to every one without exception.  This he refers to as ‘the gift’, and usually does not elaborate beyond this description.  This article is comprised of my extensive, edited notes.  Moses Peter agreed to the interview and read a finished draft of this article – all the views expressed belong to Moses Peter and have not been altered in any way.  SDD.)

Q: I think every one would be very interested in your spiritual path, could you explain its background?

A: The power of the Moon controls the ebb and flow of the oceans of the Earth.  The tides are defined, and the cycles of the minute, hour, day, month and year are set in motion and maintained throughout time.  Water is everywhere, including – to a very large extent – the human body.  The Moon affects not only water distribution in the outer world, but also the direction and quality of water contained within the human body and mind.  Nature exists within the human body, as it does without.  The ability to influence and control water movement has been a part of magical tendencies throughout time that has existed within many different religious traditions – even those that would deny the power of nature.  Every human being requires this most basic of elements if survival is to be maintained.  Water is essential to well-being to an often unrecognised degree.  Drinking water is one obvious way of helping the body, but another is use of the natural cosmic energy that is gathered in the mind of the ‘wyzard’ and directed toward the positive influence of all who come into contact with this cultivated energy.  This energy exists everywhere and is free for all to use, but modern living creates mind sets and body conditions that obscure and do not allow this energy to be perceived clearly.  In the past, it is true that not every one was able to see nature’s energy, but the wise people, that is those who could directly ‘see it’ – the ‘wyzards’ and ‘wyzardesses’ – preserved its secrets and cultivated its presence always for the common good.     

Q: Would you describe what you do as the practicing of tidal-magic?

A: Of course, of course.  In reality magic can not be defined into rigid categories, or limited to a particular definition.  The Moon – with its all-pervading (feminine) energy, asserts its power during the day and the night, although it is only visible during the periods of darkness.  The Moon works in harmony with the Sun, but is often forgotten as an agency of influence in the human realm and physical body.  Although life exists through individual forms, all living form is ultimately linked in essence.  True magic is the exercising of the ability to pass energy from one individual to another, and to allow each individual to become aware of the shared spiritual essence.  The cycles of nature unify and reconcile all differences without necessarily denying those differences.  The ‘wyzard’, whether male or female, possesses the ability to gather, store and pass energy around (and through) other living beings.  The presence of the wyzard is some times enough to allow others to feel happy inside, but usually a method (or spell) is required to facilitate or stimulate the natural forces dormant within others.  Natural energy is passed around and can heal all ailments either physically or emotionally, but its presence allows for others to access their own innate natural energy, so that they can, with practice, develop their own self-sustaining magic technique.  It must be pointed-out that none of this can work in a contrived manner.  Nature’s energy is neither logical nor illogical, but is entirely ‘natural’.  This is its most profound secret.

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Q: You have referred to what you do in the past as sharing ‘the gift’, can you elaborate upon what this means?

A: Yes, I can.  Living next to the sea allows me to retain a deep connection with nature through the movement of the Moon.  This connection is the essence of the tidal-magic that works through me.  I do not own it, or create it, but only become one with it through allowing the spiritual essence to permeate through the conditioned ‘everydayness’ that each of us has to exist within.  Any kind of social conditioning can be transcended through allowing the essence of nature to come directly through the layers of conditioning that comprise modern living.  Every one possesses a natural tendency that connects them with nature; all they have to do is discover it through a spiritual journey that has no exact definition.  For instance, hedge-witches understand how herbs, plants and flowers can be used to maintain health and treat diseases – this is their way through – wyzards of tidal-magic make use of the ground, light, air and sea to achieve their task of re-balancing energy in the world.  The world is not just the external world that we are all familiar with, but involves many layers of reality that are all equally valid and important.  Many planes meet at certain geographical points on our physical plane, and these areas, as a consequence, gather tremendous spiritual power.  Where we are today is just one such space where the barriers between planes are very flimsy.  The Moon here, through the tidal movement, triggers the gathering of energy on this plane that allows the other planes to be glimpsed to varying degrees.   Energy ‘here’ on Earth is augmented by energy ‘there’.  Multiple planes of existence meet in a single time and space creating a substantial amount of natural energy.  This energy permeates my mind and body, and through the act of ‘waving’ at others, ‘the gift’ is shared equally to all beings.  The waving of the hand harnesses the natural energy and is a physical representation within the human body of the waves in the ocean – there is no difference to my mind.  All who witness the ‘wave’ immediately receive ‘the gift’ of pure, universal energy that does not discriminate in any way.  This natural energy ‘cleans’ the mind and body and allows for the state ‘happiness’ to manifest.

Q: To what extent does the power of ‘the gift’ extend?  Is there a limit to its power?

A:  Not at all, not at all.  Nature’s energy extends to all living beings and not just human beings, even though its frequency is designed specifically for humans, it also works with animals, plants and all other life forms.  Nature’s energy is kind, loving and full of happiness, despite its ability to create and destroy.  The presence of ‘the gift’ is designed to remove ‘fear’.  Fear often lies at the base of all other negative states of existence.  When fear is removed the goodness within all life is allowed naturally to rise to the surface unhindered.  This goodness then spreads from one being to the next, its influence being dependent upon the strength of the original connection with nature.  The stronger the original connection, the greater the strength of the love unleashed, and the further it will travel through society.  The wyzard must train to be open to nature to the fullest extent.  This is the original connection, without it no energy can be produced, and nothing can be shared.  The wyzard’s task is to cultivate the natural spirit so that he or she becomes a conduit for pure energy.  There can be no ulterior motives in the mind of the wyzard, or the entire process becomes sullied.  The wyzard becomes ‘one’ with nature to the extent that the personality identifies entirely with natural energy.  The physical hand that waves acts very much like the use of a wand that directs (focused) energy in particular directions.  As the energy that I share is universal in nature, I use the waving action of the hand to emit this energy in spiralling patterns that envelop those who come into contact with it.  Therefore, ‘the gift’ has no limits to its power to positively transform all.

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Q: How is the power to gather energy achieved?

A:  This really is a mystery that defines explanation.  As the mind must be purified of ulterior motive, the negative aspects associated with individuality must be given-up if the connection with nature’s energy is to be achieved.  This process can take many forms depending upon the individuals concerned – each person will have their own distinct method.  Everyone’s journey is different and unique, but if successful, then certain general achievements can be recognised.  Wiccan practices are comprised of various methods designed to ‘connect’ with nature’s bounty.  Strict definitions do not apply, as nature is not organised in straight lines.

Q: How old are you?  With your long white hair, beard and staff you seem ancient!

A: I am as old as the hills and the hills are as old as nature.  It is best to give-up all these kind of concerns and live in the permanent present free of unnecessary worries and concerns.  Physical age does not correspond with the timelessness of nature.

Q: Some times you are known to discuss the ordinary world, what are your views on every day reality?

A: Every day reality is comprised of many layers of meaning that are by and large ‘unseen’ by the majority of people.  When nature is connected with, a certain wisdom allows these layers to become apparent.  Nature’s energy, in its most powerful and pure manifestation, reveals the truth about every day life, but some times the least said about this the better.  Others should develop this insight so that the reality that they live within can be understood, and if need be changed for the better.  Occasionally, certain people I meet require to be shown certain aspects of their own life, through my sharing of ‘the gift’ – this is why I some times discuss the ordinary world.

Q: What is the essence of ‘the gift’?

A:  Interesting question.  Its essence is peace, love and forgiveness.  It emanates from the heart and mind of those who have realised its presence and is not dependent on any contrived status or understanding.  My wooden staff connects me to the earth and helps me gather the energy.  All can realise it and benefit from it.  What you perceive as ‘a gift’, I perceive as a way of life, nothing more!           

©opyright: Adrian Chan-Wyles (ShiDaDao) 2013.

Socialist Medicine

 

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When people suffer injury or illness it is morally right that they receive the best medical treatment that is available, and that this treatment be universally free for all at the point of use.  It should never be a matter of treatment according to the ability to pay.  The good psychological and physical health of the individual is the responsibility of society – it is a collective responsibility because only through collective responsibility, can the best treatments be made available on the one hand and developed through experimentation on the other.  It is only the group that can afford to fuel the engine of health care within a society with up to date treatments developed through the need to treat and save lives.  Paying for treatment at the point of use makes fools of us all.  It means that only those who can afford suitable treatment can actually be provided with it, whilst those human beings without access to finance are expected to die a slow and painful death.  Those who can afford treatment are no better as individuals than those who can not pay, but are benefitting from being in a prominent position in an unjust and unequal society.  This benefitting is always at the cost of the many so that the few can assume an air of superiority that is only relevant to their bank balance, but never a reflection of the evolved nature of their characters.  Those who exploit others in society make it their life’s ambition to retain class privilege at every turn and ensure that the majority of normal people in society are excluded from what they consider to be the upper echelons of good living.

Socialist medicine treats all people as equal.  This means that regardless of high or low social status the treatment and medicine that is received is of one level – and that this level is the best that a society can collectively muster both intellectually and materially.  There is not one level of care for the rich, and another level of care for the poor – there is only one methodology and that is medicine developed through the application of scientific socialism.  All of humanity’s ailments are a challenge for socialism.  This challenge can and will be medically met.  This is a matter of collective will on the part of the people living in a socialist state.  When the intellect is motivated by what is morally right, this is a much greater source of inspiration than just working for the pursuit of mere personal profit.  For society to evolve beyond the pettiness and greed of capitalism, the motivation that defines human behaviour must move away from selfish ideals and objectives.  Injury or illness is often a traumatic event in an individual’s life that affects all those around.  When it strikes a support network that is non-oppressive must swing into action.  At moments of disease and weakness, the net of socialist medicine must be present to support the entirety of society without exception. 

Terminal illness especially requires this unquestioning support as it is not just the sick individual that needs support but his or her entire family network.  Terminal illness needs to be managed from diagnosis to final outcome – whatever that might entail.  Caring must be present, but also truthfulness.  Medical denial has to be replaced with honesty that empowers an individual.  Furthermore, it must be made clear that illness and injury are not mistakes, as life unfolds as it does, and human beings are prone to all kinds of ailments and injuries.  By uplifting the individual, socialist medicine brings dignity to all human beings.  It is a human right to expect to receive the best medical treatment that is available at the point of use, and not treated like a mere statistic passing through an uncaring medical system that is designed to act as a giant cash-register, sucking any and all money that happens to gravitate near, into its unfathomable depths.  Those with no sense of morality or any modicum of evolved thought will continuously attack the notion of socialist medicine as long as they possess the ability to pay for treatment.  Take that ability to pay away – and they will become the first in the queue for ‘free’ socialist inspired treatment.  This is why the greed and the hatred of the lesser evolved members of society must not be allowed to drag the evolved majority back to a state of lesser psycho-spiritual development.  The emphasis must always be on moving forward for the betterment of the group, so that the best interests of the individual are catered for.

Buddhist Monks, Sunglasses & the UK Rightwing Press

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The Metro is a ‘free’ rightwing newspaper distributed throughout London’s public transport system.  It is owned by the same business interests that finance the rightwing Daily Mail – the only British newspaper to have openly supported Adolf Hitler’s racist policies just prior to WWII – and which actually survived criticism to continue its narrow minded and bigoted reporting into the 21st century.  In London the rightwing has to be careful how it packages and conveys its intolerant view of the world, as London is a firmly multicultural city that bubbles with the effervescent power of diversity.  The Metro presents its rightwing message through a continuous diet of ‘right of centre’ misrepresentation that is designed to influence the masses toward supporting intolerance as a political policy.  This paper leads the way for racist reporting, the demonization of the Benefit System and benefit recipients, and the dismantling of the National Health Service. 

The above article entitled ‘Buddhists Behaving Badly’ appeared on page 3 of the Tuesday edition dated the 18.6.13.  Astonishingly, this story takes up around three quarters of a page.  It is not an original, or even a new story, but rather a report lifted from Youtube.  The story evolves around apparently high-ranking Thai Buddhist monks flying in private jets, and wearing designer sunglasses.  It may or may not be a troubling story for Buddhists, but the Metro reporter responsible for the story – Nicole Le Marie – demonstrates no knowledge of either Buddhist or Thai culture.  The story is presented as a glimpse into the odd and exotic world of the ‘other’, where foreign religions – which implicitly must not be taken too seriously – are presented as inherently corrupt and beneath contempt.  The reporter states: “Time to reflect.  The monks sit in the lap of luxury on a jet.”  As if as a means to subconsciously convey the fact that the journalist has no real knowledge of the subject of her report, she bizarrely inserts a photograph of a completely unconnected event what is claimed to be ‘devout’ Tibetan Buddhist monks living in Nepal!  The inherent corruption suggested in the story is contradicted by the fact that the reporter states: “Last year, about 300 out of 61,416 Buddhist monks and novices living Thailand were reprimanded, and in several cases ejected, from monasteries over misconduct.”  If only ‘300’ were reprimanded out of 61, 416, this suggests that only 0.48% of the entire Buddhist monastic population had any need to receive corrective measures.  This means that 99.52% of the Buddhist monastic population of Thailand last year adhered perfectly the vinaya rules with no problem at all.  As for correcting monks and novices (nuns are not mentioned in the article), this is a procedure that has been practiced since the time of the Buddha himself.  Training in the Dharma (a word that does not appear once in the article) is predicated upon the idea that aspirants require correction.  This is a senseless article written by a narrow minded, Eurocentric reporter, who possesses absolutely NO genuine knowledge of the subject at hand.  If the reporter had any knowledge of Buddhism she would know that there are no rules contained in the vinaya about wearing sunglasses, travelling in aeroplanes, or carrying particular types of bags.

The overtly ‘racist’ element of this story is of course the manner and context (or lack of context) within which the monks are presented.  The monks in the picture have committed no violation of the vinaya – but the reporter tries to conflate their actions with those of the tiny minority who have broken the rules regarding sexual conduct and alcohol consumption.  There is no connection between these monks and the other transgressors revealed in official Thailand statistics.  The Metro is trying to demonise these Thai Buddhist monks and it is interesting to consider why this might be the case.  The Western Catholic and Protestant Churches at the moment are involved in an epidemic involving priest and nuns sexually abusing children, abuse that has gone on for decades.  The Church has behaved as if it was outside the law, and has actively protected those guilty of the crime of paedophilia.  It is no secret that the political rightwing fully supports and endorses the Christian Church, and prefers its presence over that of other religions in the West.  It is also common knowledge that Church authorities are often notoriously rightwing in their opinions and political affiliations.  The Roman Catholic Church, for instance, openly collaborated with Nazi Germany regarding the rounding up of Jewish people, etc.  When a story breaks involving a Christian priest, or Christian establishment being involved in child sexual abuse, the Metro invariably down-plays the report and the article is discreetly included in a small space to the edge of the bottom of the page, well away from the line of sight.  In this way they can claim that the story has been reported and that they are not responsible for the reader not noticing it.  Of course, the Metro remains quiet regarding the current state of many Christian monasteries in the UK that have become deliberately orientated toward attracting tourists, with the shops surrounding the grounds selling all kinds of products ranging from alcohol to iconography, and books to CD’s, etc.  The rightwing press continuously manipulates and misrepresents the news in this fashion.  By misrepresenting Buddhism as this article undoubtedly does, Christianity is protected, and foreigners are portrayed as untrustworthy individuals who are not welcome.

No War in Syria: US Embassy – London 15.6.13

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The internal unrest in Syria is creating the international conditions for the United States of America to consider military intervention, a process that will potentially cost hundreds of thousands of lives, and lead to an uncertain outcome similar to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.   

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Around 200 people gathered outside the US Embassy in London’s Grosvenor Square protesting the political sword-rattling that is currently emanating from American diplomatic sources.  The protest saw a number of leftwing groups converge in common protest including various non-aligned protestors, Socialist Parties, Socialist groups, Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND), the Communist Party of Britain (CPB), and the Communist Party of Great Britain (CPGB-ML), amongst others.

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This protest event was good-natured, well organised and discilpined.  As protestors we were allowed up to the front-door of the US embassy.  There was a moderate police presence, but the mood was relaxed with officers interacting with protestors and reading leaflets, etc.  The police wore ordinary uniform and there was no riot gear evident.  There was chanting from the crowd and many speeches made.  A Socialist society would work to remove warfare as a means of human interaction, whilst establishing justice and equality for all without exception.  The technology used in modern warfare is horrific to both passively observe and experience as a victim.  If the same amount of money used in pointless wars was used to build society there would be free education, full employment, free health, and ample Welfare provision for all.

Close Slaughter-houses: London – Picadilly Circus 15.6.13

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This event was organised and supported by Animal Equality, Animal Aid, and the Vegan Society, amongst others, who are campaigning against the cruelty animals are subjected to within the commercial farming process, and the killing of animals (in slaughter-houses and elsewhere) for human consumption.  As Buddhists and Socialists we attended in the spirit of solidarity, representing Animal Voices Torbay, a group that does much to help animals locally.  This event occurred simultaneously around the world including London, Toulouse, Toronto, Istanbul, Zagreb, Houston, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Bauru in Brazil.  A similar demonstration in Paris happened on the 25.5.13.

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The message is twofold: animals are treated in a despicable manner from birth to unnatural death, and this process is the product of an uncaring commercial system that treats animals as unfeeling, inanimate objects.  Animals are sentient beings that feel pain, fear, and terror during their short lives.  To stop the commercial farming of animals people are encouraged to become vegetarians and/or vegans.  If enough people changed their diets, then the capitalist system that exploits animals would collapse.  Many believe that animals are equal to humans, but suffer due to the fact that they are viewed as inferior.  This flawed perspective is called ‘Anti-speciesist’:

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Around 200 people attended the rally:

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People wrapped like fresh meat:

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There were a number of poignant speeches delivered by various animal rights campaigners that explained the dreadful plight of animals in the world and how each individual can help change this situation by changing their attitudes and eating habits.  It was agreed that people need to be educated about what is actually happening to animals within the process of commercialised farming:

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This was a very successful rally that achieved its objective of raising awareness of the issues surrounding the treatment of animals in farming, and which assisted the educational process by giving out free information regarding vegetarianism and veganism.  The event was well organised and disciplined throughout.

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Harrods Anti-Fur Protest – London 8.6.13

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A campaigner representing the movement known as the  ‘Coalition to Abolish the Fur Trade’ (www.caft.org.uk) stands outside the famous and exclusive ‘Harrods’ department store situated in the Knightsbridge area, handing-out leaflets with colleagues protesting the fact that Harrods still uses real fur in their garments for sale on the high street. 

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As Buddhists (and Socialists) we stand in solidarity with those who represent a higher state of moral being, and advocate the broad development of consciousness.  The potential for humanity to be ‘humane’ is infinite and all it requires is a transformation away from the low level of consciousness that causes cruelity to animals (and fellow humans). 

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A petition gathers signitures to protest the fur products at Harrods and simultaneously registers a moral rejection of the fur industry that brutalises the animals it exploits solely for the use of human vanity.  We will stand with all people who express human dignity, strength, and moral courage.  To complain directly to Harrods, please use the following contact details:

Harrods Ltd, 87-135 Brompton Road, Knoightsbridge, London, SW1X 7X – Tel: 0207 730 1234 Email: customer.services@harrods.com

Turkish Embassy Protest – London 7.6.13

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Around 30 dedicated individuals representing the Communist Parties of Britain, Greece, Iraq, and Sudan gathered outside the Turkish Embassy today situated in the exclusive Belgravia area of London, as a display of international solidarity for the members of the Turkish Communist Party (TKP) who have suffered during the recent crackdown on civil unrest in Turkey.  The Turkish government has targeted the TKP and has attempted, through draconian measures to crush any dissent.  The gathering in London was peaceful and well disciplined, and lasted approximately 1 hour – from 1230 pm to 130 pm – during which time interviews were conducted for various (foreign) TV channels, and photographs taken of the crowd which ranged from the very young to the very old, and was equally represented by both men and women alike.  The Police presence was minimal and the demonstration dispersed peacefully once the protest was completed.  

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