This website is a biological exploration of what life is and how it evolved.
Understanding the phenomenon of life is like a mental hologram; comprehend one aspect of the process of life and you can expand your knowledge of life in an almost infinite number of directions.
There is a problem, however. Understanding the phenomenon of life has been evasive because our language and philosohical foundations polarize discussions about the process of life into either physical or spiritual issues. This polarization actively prevents our understanding of the process of life.
So, let's put those well beaten "serious" paths and polarizations aside and plunge into another, more entertaining and light hearted approach. Let's side-step our parochial human perspective and look at life from the viewpoint of life in the Sea. Think of it as a riddle, with the links leading off to clues on solving the riddle. Here it is.
The creatures of Sea challenge you to understand their Thread of Awareness from the viewpoint of each phrase, and as a threaded message connecting all the phrases.
The best way to explore This Magic Sea is to first read the entire message without clicking on any links so you have an overview of the subject. Each term in the menu is a highly compact summary of a whole area of understanding. Don't worry on the first reading if you can't figure out what is being said - and please try to read it through without agreeing or disagreeing or stopping to wonder about a particular phrase. The riddle uses familiar words, but their definitions may be unexpected.
After you read through the message click on the Magic Sea "menu" with photos. Or click on the little fish on the bottom menu bar. This expands the following menu with photos.
From the menu follow your curiousity through the links to find clues to the meaning of each phrase in the riddle. In each expansion of every phrase you will find cross links that allow you to navigate through This Magic Sea guided only by your own thread of awareness. There is also a site map on the bottom of every page. Go there to resume where you left off on your last exploration.
We are a web of communicationsclustered into focal points of I Am.
We appear as information flows through the webs of communications.
We are patterns of behavior
We are the dance of sunlight with the elements of Sea.
Our constant change in relative position creates error in expected cycles.
When the unexpected happens, memory fails,
awareness awakens, adjusts for survival
The error of expectations.
Distortion of expected cycles by constant change is the error of expectations.
We are the Caverns of Sea's Remembering
reflecting our Journey through the horizons of our own perceptions
As we lift into new patterns of knowing.
We learn to swim in many forms
we grow eyes and a new level of knowing becomes visibility
We are the interplay of sea, air, shore and sun.
Yet we are unbounded by our shores.
We rise above the islands as clouds, burst upon the land as rain,
and as we flow back into ourselves
we dance Earth's atoms with radiance from Sun,
forming prismatic patterns of one divided into many.
One web of communication as wide as Sea
divided again and again through all the eons of becoming
into all the threads of awareness
into all the concepts of perception
into all the focal points of learning
all nested one within the other
extending the dance of sun and sea
Within This Magic Sea of Knowledge.
You can follow the development of thread from one page to the next in consecutive order by clicking on the right-hand fish on the menu bar on the bottom of each page. Click on the fish facing the other direction to go back a page and to the nautilus to return to the main menu page.
Trivia - unrelated to the objective of this website -------------------------------
I'd recommend you go back to the menu above and dive into This Magic Sea.
The research vessel Moira is, at the moment, anchored in a remote bay in New Caledonia. Over the past few years Freddy and I created a series of tourism and cruising guides based on satellite imagery and aerial photos.
The idea for these projects came from my experiences with community science in the South Pacific and an interest in tourism as a sustainable industry for the small Pacific Island states. I had thought about it for years but was too involved with protection of the marine environment of the South Pacific. As a diving scientist I had witnessed, personally, the demise and destruction of coral reefs all over the world - and I felt this very personally. You can check out my efforts from the link above or other projects such as inshore and river conservation and renewable energy in the Pacific Islands. In 2000, with the collapse of world hope for protecting the oceans of our world (at least for 8 years) I realized that - then 60 - and despite my long association with the UN and Pacific Island Governments - I could not do much of anything over the next 8 years to make serious strides towards slowing or reversing the destruction of the world's coral reefs. Since then the world has slowly accepted the reality of global warming and the danger to many of the planet's ecosystems, including and especially the coral reefs. But I fear we have missed the last window of opportunity and that the results will be every bit as unpleasant and sad as was predicted at the turn of the century.
So I decided to concentrate on sustainable tourism and created the "Rocket Guide to Vanuatu".
This was a world first presentation of the tourism capability of the entire Pacific Island nation of Vanuatu - it was also the first time the whole tourism community participated in creating a utility to teach travel agents and wholesalers about Vanuatu tourism.
The Rocket Travel Guide to Vanuatu is a CD-ROM electronic tourism guide to Vanuatu . It is created by Tellus Consultants , and the Vanuatu government. The project was designed and directed by eBusiness Vanuatu Ltd.
The CD-ROM starts off with a NASA satellite view of Vanuatu taken from orbit. You can rocket from one island of Vanuatu to another almost instantly and click on an island to see what's there and what Vanuatu activities are available.
The Rocket Guide to Vanuatu has full details on Vanuatu hotels, Vanuatu resorts and Vanuatu accommodation on every island.. Most of this information is not available anywhere else. It's all organised so you can quickly see where every Vanuatu hotel and every Vanuatu resort is located. You will see aerial photos of the location and surroundings and images of the hotel inside and out, so you will be able to judge which Vanuatu hotel or resort is just perfect for your needs. The guide is not limited to Port Vila accommodation or Santo resorts and hotels or Tanna resorts and bungalows . It has information on accommodation on every island in Vanuatu.
If you want to organize a group trip to Vanuatu, The Rocket Guide to Vanuatu CD ROM has complete information on conference venues to help you organise a Vanuatu Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, Events in Vanuatu
You will find information on SCUBA diving vanuatu, vanuatu sport fishing, vanuatu sailing and international sporting events There is a whole section on how to get married in vanuatu , the best tours, and shopping, restaurants, car rental vanuatu vanuatu weather as well as the less interesting but utilitarian information on Vanuatu visas and customs information, travel-tips, banking, in Vanuatu. You can even see the local time in Vanuatu in case you need to call to reserve your hotel room.
There are over 1400 high resolution Vanuatu photos, including 360 degree panoramic images of Vanuatu hotels, Vanuatu scenic places and the fabulous Vanuatu culture of these islands.
There are taxis, buses, and vanuatu car rentals in the capital city of Port Vila, and most of the larger islands. If you want to visit the other islands of Vanuatu you will need to fly there on Air Vanuatu's domestic flights in Vanuatu. And for the smaller islands, You will need to charter a boat, either a Game Fishing in Vanuatu or a vanuatu yacht charter, to visit some of the smaller Vanuatu islands.
If you are looking for adventure in Santo , with nice air conditioned waterfront bungalows, fabulous food, spectacular Vanuatu diving, great tours, go to Bokissa Private Island Resort. This private island resort is just a few miles from Luganville in Espiritu Santo - about an hour by domestic Air Vanuatu flight from the Vanuatu capital of Port Vila. There are also direct international flights to Luganville Vanuatu from Brisbane and Sydney, Australia.
Vanuatu is a popular cruising area for yachts, each year hundreds of blue water yachts from around the world come to Port Vila to tie up to Yachting World's marina and moorings. Many of these are super yachts, but most are small cruising yachts that stay for up to 4 months, visiting the outer islands of Epi, Malekula, Ambrym, Pentecost, Maewo, and the Banks Islands. Superyachts cruising Vanuatu can make all arrangements via South Sea Shipping. The best Vanuatu marine weather site to watch is on www.cruising-vanuatu.com.
Order a copy of the Vanuatu cruising guide for the very best cruising guide available for any sailing destination. This is, like the Rocket Guide to Vanuatu, based on satellite and aerial imagery of Vanuatu.
The Rocket Guide to New Caledonia is a virtual new caledonia map ( or carte nouvelle caledonie ) that shows all of New Caledonia from space. But the CD Rom travel guide to New Caledonia is far more than just a map. It is a virtual atlas of tourism information about New Caledonia with over 700 tourism features located precisely on the satellite and aerial images. You can, for example, find any new caledonia hotel with just two clicks, plus there is a summary about new caledonia hotels and resorts that helps anyone plan a new caledonia vacation. It's not easy to plan new caledonia vacations - especially for people who don't speak French.
Setting up new caledonia holidays is confusing because the majority of websites about New Caledonia are in French and those which are not tend to concentrate solely on noumea new caledonia - and especially hotels in Anse Vata noumea new caledonia. Travel to new caledonia begins with finding out about flights to new caledonia and then, if the traveller wants to go beyond Noumea, also finding out about domestic flights in New Caledonia. New Caledonia visas are not required for most tourists, but it's best to check to be sure because travellers from some countries (like the US) - can only stay in New Caledonia for 30 days without getting a tourist visa before arriving.
The first step in planning a New Caledonia Vacation is deciding what KIND of a vacation you would like. There are several possibilities.
Anse Vata, in Noumea, is the International travel centre of New Caledonia. This is where you'll find the big Noumea hotels and resorts, fine restaurants, and a zillion things to do. Within a very small area - you can stroll along the waterfront promenade from Le Meridien to Le Mocambo in about 15 minutes and within this area are all the major hotels, all the New Caledonia conference venues, the majority of the New Caledonia restaurants, the best beaches, the Aquarium, shopping malls, Noumea weddings coordinators, new caledonia tours agencies, and casinos.
Noumea is also the gateway to the world's largest lagoon and second largest Barrier Reef. New Caledonia fishing boats,
New Caledonia boat rentals, yacht charters and boat trips , new caledonia diving trips, are all organized in Noumea and all of the details on how to do this and who to contact are on the Rocket Guide to New Caledonia.
But there is so much more to New Caledonia than Noumea and any visitor to New Caledonia should consider a short 20 minute domestic flight to the Ile des Pins (Isle of Pines). Isle of Pines New Caledonia hotels, resorts and other accommodation range from very expensive to camping. The Rocket Guide to New Caledonia shows all the accommodation of Isle of Pines on high resolution photographs, both from the air and on the ground - including 3D virtual reality tours of many of the resorts.
The Loyalty Islands are only a 40 minute domestic flight from Magenta airport in Noumea. There are three Loyalty Islands, Ouvea, Lifou, and Mare. Lifou is actually larger than the island of Tahiti and has only a couple of thousand people living on it. These are great holiday destinations and well worth a visit.
One excellent and relatively inexpensive way to discover vanuatu is Fly/Drive New Caledonia holidays essentially a round the island tour of Grande Terre - where the first stop is a new caledonia car rental agency. Or perhaps a new caledonia tours agency to arrange a round-the-island safari. Rental car new caledonia are only slightly more expensive than in Australia, so fly/drive vacations combined with camping, is the least expensive (and often the most rewarding) way to travel to new caledonia. The Rocket Guide to Vanuatu CD has a special Fly/Drive holiday section with road maps, camping sites and New Caledonia accommodation, hotels and resorts on Grande Terre outside of Noumea.
On the Rocket Guide website you can even check on the long term new caledonia weather forecasts - because the weather in new caledonia makes all the difference between a good vacation and a great vacation. If you happen to be looking for an excellent Noumea Dentist click here.
New Caledonia travel info is available at travel information points throughout New Caledonia. You can quickly get information on most of the essential things you need to know for a New Caledonia holiday - such as the current rate of exchange of new caledonia money, the local new caledonia time and business hours, information on New Caledonia Internet cafés and New Caledonia Mobile phones - GSM New Caledonia,
There are a wealth of activities for visitors to New Caledonia - the French people of New Caledonia adore sports of all kinds and are very active. Which means that visitors will find all the facilities they could wish to enjoy themselves. For some sporting ideas see Sporting Events New Caledonia,New Caledonia Horseback Riding andNew Caledonia golf courses.
If, while you are in New Caledonia, you need to find the best Noumea Dentist I can personally recommend Jean-Francis Janin Dental Clinic in Baie des Citrons. They do speak English (which is a help if you don't speak French) and the tastefully decorated clinic is more like visiting a health spa than a horrid dental clinic. But all that aside, Dr. Janin is flat out the best dentist I have ever been to - and I've been to quite a few. He's so much faster, gentler, skillful and knowlegeable that he's in league by himself. He's also nice. If you do speak French he is the meilleur Noumea Dentiste and le meilleur cabinet dentaire de Noumea.
If you would like to see some photos of New Caledonia you might wish to visit the Rocket Guide to New Caledonia online photo librarys. These are divided into the following libraries of professional stock photo images (available for free downloading)
The satellite image approach to understanding New Caledonia is especially useful to people who wish to visit New Caledonia aboard cruising yachts of people who with to charter a yacht in New Caledonia. The New Caledonia cruising guide shows detailed information on new caledonia anchorages new caledonia marinas,noumea yacht services, yacht charter noumea, superyacht services new caledonia, new caledonia weather and new caledonia ports.
High resolution satellite and aerial photography provide detailed nautical charts of new caledonia. These nautical maps of new caledonia
create a unique sailing guide for new caledonia that opens new possibilities for new caledonia yachting and yacht charter new caledonia .
You can cruise the South Pacific aboard your own yacht, you could yacht charter in Australia to Learn about yachting and or charter a yacht where you intend to cruise and save yourself the time and expense of a lengthy passage. To do this, of course, you will need some sailing courses. Club Sail, in Sydney Australia, offers an excellent range of recreational sailing courses to teach you everything you need to know from being a good sailing crew member to being an inshore skipper or the offshore skipper course will get you qualified to bareboat yacht charter anywhere in the world. This can include some great adventure cruising along the Australian coastline as well as day training cruises in Pittwater and Broken Bay. Cruising Broken Bay Australia is not to be missed as a great adventure experience in Sydney Australia. Club Sail is Australia's best known sailing schools.
You can cruise the south Pacific and earn money at the same time as the captain or crew on a magnificent superyacht. Not only would you get to travel in luxury surroundings with great food, you would be paid, too. You could be a superyacht deckhand, a steward or superyacht stewardess, a cook, or first mate, or the captain. It all depends on your training and qualifications. The best place to get your training is at Club Sail's Superyacht Crew Academy, based in Sydney Australia. You will need to take a stcw95 course , which is now required for all crew on superyachts - even private ones. You'll learn basic but necessary fire fighting and other skills. You can start out with no qualifications at all with Superyacht Crew Academy's Fastrack programs. If you take the fastrack professional crew course, you can, in one concentrated training semester, go from zero experience to a qualified superyacht crew position or even all the way to a superyacht captain position qualification. If you already have some sailing qualifications you can get qualified as superyacht crew member or superyacht captain posting in a much shorter course. Once you are qualified, the Superyacht Crew Academy will help you in finding a superyacht position.