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Monday, May 27, 2013

We interrupt usual blogging to inform you of a presentation I'm giving, for those of you in the area:

"Living Without Money"
7:00 to 9:00PM
Friday, May 31st
at Unitarian Universalist Society: East
153 Vernon Street West, 
Manchester, Connecticut
Phone(860) 646-5151
Emailuuse153@sbcglobal.net
Website   http://uuse.org

Thanks to my friend Kay for initiating setting this up.  I'm staying with Kay, Gordon, and their little girl Mazzie right now.  
Then I'm heading west to the Rainbow Gathering in Montana, for the launch of the moneyless tribe, inshallah.

20 comments:

  1. You say you live without money, but you rely quite heavily on friends. Just how much do you rely on friends? That's not living without money, it's sponging off others surely?

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    1. I rely 100% on others, as you and every particle in the universe does. That's the point.
      FAQ (and how frequent they are!) https://sites.google.com/site/livingwithoutmoney/

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  2. Sounds swell but like the previous comment I am sceptical. My experience of sharing is that people love to share a meal but kind of disappear when it´s time to do the dishes so to speak. And they´re laughing their asses off.
    Gift economy soon becomes a one-way thing. I´m all for swap economy though. It´s more equal.

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    1. Again, FAQ
      https://sites.google.com/site/livingwithoutmoney/

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  3. Suelo,though i do use money,i'm continually inspired by your path.it teaches me to share more of what i have without judgement.Keep the faith.

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    1. Thank you.
      Yes, without judgment. How incredibly easy simple, so simple it's incredibly difficult.

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  4. I hope everything went well and I hope you have a great trip!

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  5. Suelo, I just completed the book by Mark Sundeen entitled "The Man Who quit Money"— in a single day, might I add. Reading of your journeys, I found myself making unconscious connections between Christopher McCandless, yourself, and who I yearn to become one more than one occasion; which drew me to try and seek you. I have always considered myself to lead somewhat of a Bohemian and naturalist, leading an alternative lifestyle whenever possible; although you seem to have validated the fact that it is infinitely possible, regardless of ones situation. Anyways, enough of my rambling. I am from northeastern Tennessee, in the foothills of the Appalachian mountains, but, after being a student at East Tennessee State University for two years, I decided to set out for the great west and enrolled at the University of Wyoming, in Laramie, for the upcoming semester. I'll be traveling throughout the high plains and Rockies this summer and hope I will be fortunate enough to connect with you in the future. My email address is trentz@goldmail.etsu.edu, in the off chance that you would like to contact me. Peace and love, forever.

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  6. Wow, I love it when serendipitous things like this happen! I finished the book about you today, checked out your blog for the first time just now...and I live about 2 miles from where you're speaking on Friday night. See you then!

    Zach Allaire

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  7. I was wondering if you have ever checked out The Zeitgeist Movement we promote changing society in a way that does away with money and uses the resources of the earth for all the people equally in a sustainable way.
    Theirs an outside chance I may get to the rainbow gathering if I do I will look you up.

    Dennis O

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    1. Here is a link to the main site http://www.thezeitgeistmovement.com/

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    2. Yes, I've checked out Zietgeist. It's a different approach than mine, and I am grateful for it for working on a different front, speaking to another kind of audience, which is needed.
      But I see an invaluable, powerful tool in traditional spirituality that few are using, which I often feel Zeitgeist is throwing out with the bathwater, alienating whole populations who could be our allies in creating a just world. Religious hypocrisy is rampant, destructive, and must be exposed, but not reacted against at the expense of what is infinitely powerful hidden beneath it. There's a diamond in the sewage. We must beware that we become what we react against.

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    3. We are trying to open up peoples minds to the fact that there current way of thinking has been conditioned by many things, religion and money are some of the most powerful forms of mind control.I do believe spirituality can help a lot of people, if it is on a personal bases. The problem is organized religion is just mind control.

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    4. I hear you and I agree.
      Those who control religion control the masses, and big money almost always goes hand in hand with religion.
      Zeitgeist has become a large and potentially powerful positive movement, which is why I hesitate to voice any possible discomforts I might have with it. I feel Zeitgeist is an ally and I want to work with it however I can.

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    5. I did post your latest interview on there social site, everybody liked it.The part where you talk about how nature works perfectly without money is great. Thats what we advocate is using natural law instead of government.

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  8. Incredilble lifestyle choice! Very admirable. You are the change that the world needs.
    Peace,
    Viviana

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  9. Daniel,

    It was good to meet you tonight in Manchester! Thanks for taking the time to come out and talk with us. You gave me a lot to think about.

    Good luck with the launch of the moneyless tribe at the Rainbow Gathering!

    Best,
    Bill

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    1. And thanks for coming, Bill. The give and receive is equal. I liked seeing and gaining from the good spirit in your eyes :-)

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  10. The give and receive really is equal--I felt the same way!

    I want to share some thoughts that have arisen from the group discussion. I keep coming back to your comment about how nature documentaries play up the terror-filled struggles between predator and prey when those are really only a tiny part of what goes on in nature. When I play up the difficulties of dealing with the money system beyond the real part they play in my life, I realize now that I'm doing the same thing. Those difficulties are a tiny part of my life.

    Engaging the system of credit and debt is like the dangerous games prey animals play with predators or the confrontations mythic heroes have with their foes. They're momentary blips in a fully engaged life that's awash in free giving and receiving.

    The moneyless world really is here already. Engagement with credit and debt is a marginal part of experience and we're actually surrounded by countless gifts that usually go unnoticed. By working to expand our acknowledgement of the gifts we share, we can give and receive more and more and use credit and debt less and less. Maybe that's a way in for people? My new way of seeing it is that we're swimming in a sea of gifts talking shit about a little floating seaweed that's the money system!

    Let us know when you're back in New England. There's definitely more folks in my area who'd love to join the conversation.

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