UN, Natives And Hippies Unite To Save The World
by Thomas Ivan Dahlheimer
This article is about my indigenous peoples’ rights activist accomplishments, initiatives and related – retribalization of the world – hippie countercultural, New Age mission.
A revival of the hippie movement of the 1960s is occurring today. Here I present evidence that shows that I am in the forefront of this hippie revival. I also show how the modern-day hippie movement, the indigenous peoples’ decolonization movement and the UN-led global ethic movement and are merging to become essentially one single movement.
The hippie expression of the New Age movement is attempting to unify the world’s religions and cultures to create, in effect, a one-world religion (i.e., a single spiritual philosophy) and global culture wherein all of humanity will live harmoniously together as one. The hippie movement represents a particular type of globalization. It is promoted in the lyrics of John Lennon’s song Imagine: I hope someday you’ll join us And the world will live as one.
A special United Nations event was recently held in celebration of ‘The Spirit of the United Nations.’ Open to all U.N. staff and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO’s), the program featured an opening ‘blessing song on behalf of indigenous peoples,’ an expression to ‘thanks to Mother Earth.’ And a special rendition of the former Beatle John Lennon’s song, ‘Imagine,’ was played to those gathered at this event.
The Hippie Spiritual Philosophy Of The 1960s
With the permission of Maharaji Mahesh Yogi, Ram Dass published the book Be Here Now. It has been described as the hippie countercultural bible. Moving Toward The One was a popular Be Here Now companion book. Its author is Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan, a world-renowned Sufi master and mystic who died in 2004. Autobiography of a Yogi, by Paramahansa Yogananda, was another book that highly influenced the hippie spiritual revolution of the 1960s.
The New Spirituality
The world renowned Christian theologian, author and lecturer Peter R. Jones, wrote, in his article The New Spirituality – Dismantling and Reconstructing Reality: Indeed, the Sixties was a spiritual revolution that has now morphed into a worldview that promises to alter how we all believe and act in the planetary era. The New Age began to change when the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi introduced notions such as tran-scendental meditation, mantra, and karma into the mainstream through converts like the Beatles, Mike Love of the Beach Boys,..etc.. The spirituality of the hippie counterculture revolution of the 1960s has advanced over time. It is now the new spirituality of the United Nations led global ethic movement.
The world renowned theologian Archbishop Javier Lozano Barragan called the global ethic movement an eco-religion. He said it manifests itself as a new spirituality that supplants all religions, because the latter have been unable to preserve the ecosystem. The UN-led global ethic spiritual philosophy, in continuity with the hippie spiritual philosophy of the 1960s, unites the world’s religions by incorporating the good within them. This spiritual philosophy manifests as the United Nations eco-religion, or as the UN’s Earth-centered syncretic religion – the future one world religion.
My Activist Work
I am the founder and director of Rum River Name Change Organization. It was established to restore the sacred Dakota/Native name (Wakan) to a Minnesota river. Nationally and internationally renowned Indigenous activists have given their support for the effort to restore the sacred Dakota name to this river.
Indian Country Today Media Network, the world’s largest Indian news source, has published/posted letters and comments of mine. I correspond with, both, internationally renowned Indigenous activists and indigenous peoples’ rights activists, including leading hippie activists. These experiences, along with other signs, have influenced me to believe that I am at the forefront of the movement that is ushering in a new age and new world order.
Steven T. Newcomb is an Indian Country Today Media Network columnist and internationally renowned Indigenous activists. He is at the forefront of the indigenous peoples’ global decolonization movement. He works closely with the United Nations. We have contributed to each others’ work. Newcomb has helped me with some of my activist initiatives. He helped me draft a reconciliation resolution that was introduced to the Minnesota legislature. It includes a statement about the harm that the Doctrine of Christian Discovery brought upon Minnesota’s Indigenous peoples.
My article Independent Indigenous Sovereign Nations was first posted in Indigenous Peoples Literature. Then Paul Gorski, a nationally and internationally renowned multicultural educator and activist, posted it on his MultiCultural Pavilion digest forum. Then Amy Kasi, Program Manager for the National MultiCultural Institute, displayed a quote from the article and a link to it in the spotlight section of the institute’s October 2008 newsletter. In respect to my article, Amy Kasi wrote: I think it would be a valuable resource for anyone interested in not only indigenous peoples but also the history of the US and human rights violations in the US.
The creator and webmaster of an interactive website with over 225,000 registered members Skip Stone has a special section on his popular Hippy.com website, a section (or sister-site) named Coolove.org, where he, on the main page, has, for years, exclusively posted articles of mine. One is titled A Revival Of The 1960s Countercultural Revolution.
The world renowned visionary Daniel Quinn is promoting a revival of the 1960s countercultural revolution. His website receives 20,000 hit’s a day. On the back cover of his book Beyond Civilization a review statement reads, The retribalization of the world: what a extraordinary possibility!
When referring to lyrics by Bob Dyan, Quinn wrote: Why things didn’t end up changin. He also wrote: This time it’ll be different. An article of mine titled My Mission To Retribalize The World was recently posted on Quinn’s facebook site.
A paragraph in the article reads: In the late 1960s, one of the leaders of the revolution, Richard Carter, and I, along with some other members of the Mr. & Mrs. I. C. Rainbow family, my extended maternal kinship family, traveled, together, to Wahkon, Minnesota to potentially establish a Rainbow family, kinship tribal community. I am now trying again to accomplish the goal of the original plan, this time it will be different, the Rainbow family community will be established so that it can lead this peaceful revolution to victory.
During the 1983 Rainbow family reunion my uncle Don Rainbow, after talking with me about my mission to retribalize the world, which included (and still includes) my goal to tribalize the I. C. Rainbow family, he addressed the seventeen families gathered together at the reunion and said, a rainbow is a sign of God’s salvation plan and I believe that we may be used to glorify God more than any other family in the world.
I was of a somewhat New Age hippie expression of Catholicism for four decades. Three decades ago I met the internationally acclaimed spiritual theologian Reverend Matthew Fox. We met at the annual 1983 Tekakwitha Conference, an international Indigenous Catholic conference. He was its keynote speaker. I shared my hippie globalization mission with him. He liked it and asked me to stay in touch with him. Ten years ago he gave his support for the effort to change the name of the Rum River. An article of mine about my work and the Reverend Matthew Fox was recently posted on Fox’s facebook site.
Reverend Matthew Fox is no longer a Roman Catholic. He is now an Episcopalian priest who is one of the leaders of the United Religions Initiative (URI), an organization modeled after the UN and affiliated with it. The interfaith movement, including the URI, is poised to become the spiritual foundation of the United Nations’ emerging one world government – a Utopian world government, which will rest on the spiritual
foundations of a modern expression of the 1960s hippie countercultural, Earth-based syncretic religion.
I believe that Reverend Matthew Fox, one of the most visible proponents of the Creation Spirituality movement,is of the New Age spiritual philosophy and globalization mission.
About seven years ago I left the Roman Catholic Church and converted to the hippie spiritual philosophy and globalization mission. It is an expression of the New Age spiritual philosophy and globalization mission. Recent letters and articles of mine state that the hippie spiritual philosophy is the spiritual philosophy of my globalization mission.
A blog post by Steven Welch presents (in part) a picture of me and my Coolove.org article The Hippie New Age Christ And The Second Coming. The post is mostly about The Farm, the oldest and biggest intentional community. The Farm is a spiritually-based hippie community. The Farm’s principle founder and spiritual guide Stephen Gaskin is known as the world’s most revered hippie hero. Mr. Gaskin was a presidential candidate for the Green Party in 2000.
A statement in Welch’s blog post reads: If an evolved ethos and practice of intentional community and cooperation are integral to saving the world from humanity, then The Farm’s history ought to be required study for those who would pursue
A subculture group/tribe of people called the Rainbow Family have international, national and local gatherings. The gatherings are an expression of a Utopian impulse. They are temporary intentional communities – manifesting Native American traditions and hippie culture, having roots in the counterculture revolution of the 1960s. The Family’s goals include attaining world peace, promoting intentional communities – spreading love, peace, unity and an earth saving spirituality. Up to 30,000 people have attended
international gatherings, which have been held in many different countries.
A link to an article of mine that I wrote over a decade ago is displayed near the top of a list of Old Articles located on the home page of Skip Stone’s website Hippy.com. The title of the article is Creating A New Culture Based On Tribal Values. It presents information about my correspondents with Albert Bates, The Farm’s spokesperson and an internationally renowned hippie hero.
Stephen Gaskin wrote: The word wakan (holy) has a strong and universal concept and people around the world know something about it. The Farm has a worldview around the word wakan. This sacred Indigenous word is sometimes spelled wahkon.
Richard Carter met and spoke with Stephen Gaskin at Monday Night Class and when Gaskin and his group were getting ready to leave the San Francisco Bay Area and travel to Tennessee to establish their intentional community near Summertown. At the time, Richard Carter, his wife (Lois) and I traveled to Minnesota from the San Francisco Bay Area to potentially establish an intentional community or commune in Wahkon. I believe that we will be together again in Wahkon and that we will accomplish our original goal. I believe that the extended Mr. and Mrs. I.C. Rainbow family will come together in Wahkon and form into a kinship tribal community.
During the 1983 Tekakwitha Conference a missionary priest and one of the leaders of the conference Reverend Stan Maudlin said, during a group meeting led by Rev. Matthew Fox, there is a whole worldview behind the word wahkon. I went to the conference with a worldview around the word wahkon. During my meeting with Reverend Matthew Fox I told him about my worldview around the word wahkon. I believe that I have a mission to usher in a new age and new world order from Wahkon, Minnesota.
Stephen Gaskin wrote: The Farm is a demonstration project for a sustainable future – a non-violent eco-friendly cooperative community of pioneers ushering in a new age. I believe that the hope of the world is the successful promotion of my hippie mission, in conjunction with the promotion of The Farm and mission of Stephen Gaskin.
This article, including pictures and reference links, can be found at: http://www.towahkon.org/hippie.html