Genuine Nova Scotia Oatcake Collector Editions 2014
In July 2014, we started labeling batches with current events, "Collector Editions", if you like.
Each batch of oatcakes is unique in time, no doubt subtly flavoured by the weather, mood and perhaps even what was listened to during its creation.

December 2014, saw the introduction of REDS, with dried Cranberries and BLUES with dried Blueberries as a complement to our classic GNSO.
Mid-January we produced the world's first COMBO Oatcake with both Blueberries & Cranberries to much critical acclaim.

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2014-12-28/29 2015 REDS
Chögyam Trungpa
Jewel Ornament of Liberation

2014-12-24 World's first RED KiloCans
Crazy Wisdom

2014-12-19 Winter Solstice batch
World's first BLUES – Oatcakes with dried Blueberries from Lunenburg.
One hand clapping
Cranberry and Blueberry REDS & BLUES evoke an association with the choice of red or blue pill Morpheus offers to Neo in the Matrix: which will you choose?
With superb berries from Terra Beata on Heckmans Island near Lunenburg, both crannycakes and booberrycakes have become an instant hit!

2014-12-12 New Library batch
World's first REDS – Oatcakes with dried Cranberries from Lunenburg.
Chögyam Trungpa:
Karmapas: Holders of the Mahamudra Lineage
2014-12-10 Happy Holidays
2 KiloCans destined for Tucson, Arizona, and Whistler, BC
Sam Harris
2014-12-03 COP 20
5 KiloCans and 2 MiniCans destined for Alberta, British Columbia, Minnesota, and South Carolina.
A Radically Different World View is Possible:
The Gift Economy – Inside and Outside Patriarchal Capitalism

An incredibly rich resource from a decade ago (recently posted to YouTube) that formed the basis of the book published by Inanna Women in the Gift Economy. After immersion in John Ralston Saul's refreshing perspective on Canada's First Nations peoples I found Jeanette Armstrong's presentation particularly illuminating. Elisabet Sahtouris's Crisis as Opportunity: The Biology of Globalization is a unique tour de force from every point of view.
2014-11-24/25 Simple Sustenance
Popular John Ralston Saul Videos
2014-11-18 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
6 KiloCans destined for Aberta, Australia, Bhutan, British Columbia, The Gambia, and Hawaii.
SLOW MONEY Louisville 2014
Lots of wonderful talks here. Joel Salatin describes 10 Benchmarks of Truth for agricultural operations that might be applied more generally:
  1. Carbon building for soil (rather than carbon depleting)
  2. Child friendly (open, transparent, safe and full of wonder)
  3. Being honouring (actualizing for plants, animals and people)
  4. Builds non physical equity (management & service)
  5. Innovation empowering (rather than stifling)
  6. Increases the Commons – neighbour friendly
  7. Easy entry & exit – low capital requirements
  8. Consistent across all fields: spiritual, ethical, economic & ecological
  9. Appropriate anywhere
  10. Scales up as well as down
2014-11-6 Cosmic Comfort Food
2014-10-27 One Taste tells all
Dogs barking, children playing,
sounds of television in a far off room.

Spiral Dynamics Theory postulates the existance of "Tier 2 memes" in human evolution – which are not fear-based. Wilber and Beck below point to these as possible futures, hence the Oatcake edition 2014-09-10/11 "Tier Two Food". The Bliss & Emptiness Oatcake (when you become one with it) declares that there is no "out there" to be afraid of. Our projections are essentially empty and bliss results when we relax and stop banging our heads against the wall (upon mindful inspection after all there is no you and there is no wall!).

One would be hard pressed to find a clearer example of the contrast between Tier 1 memes and Tier 2 memes, than in these Hedges and Eisenstein "Bliss & Emptiness" clips.

If you don't have six hours to listen here's the skinny: Hedges highlights the most painful points of what Eisenstein would call "the old story we tell ourselves" and advocates non-violent revolution as the only way forward. Eisenstein looks at the the whole kit and kaboodle from the dawn of time and says the current (dualistic) story is not working very well – so we could better change or update the story to an nondualistic one – this is what is happening in any case – this basic goodness is part and parcel of the universe – just because it is not "scientifically measurable" does not mean the magic in all of us and in everything is not there.

Indeed, the more one listens to Charles Eisenstein, the more one gets a real sense of the vast expansiveness and all-inclusiveness of Tier 2 altogether. We may have thought saving the world would be incredibly heroic and complicated, when really all one needs to do is gently change the story we tell ourselves so there is no "other".
We are everything and everything is us.
2014-10-17 Bliss & Emptiness
Moyers & Company: Chris Hedges on Capitalism’s ‘Sacrifice Zones’

Charles Eisenstein:
2014-10-09 Delicious & Nutritious 3
Ken Wilber, Kosmic Consciousness, 2000
2014-10-08 Delicious & Nutritious 2
Ken Wilber, Kosmic Consciousness
2014-10-02 Delicious & Nutritious
2014-10-01 Food for Cognitive Lucidity
2014-09-16 This Changes Everything
Ken Wilber, A Brief History of Everything
2014-09-10/11 Tier Two Food
Don Beck, Spiral Dynamics Integral, 2006
Learn to Master the Memetic Codes of Human Behavior
2014-09-08 Zero Emissions Day
2014-09-05 Back to School Edition
The Chronicles of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche
Battle of Ego Karme Choling, 1970
2014-09-03 Vladimir’s Attitude
The Chronicles of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche
Battle of Ego Karme Choling, 1970
2014-08-22 Scottish Independence
The Chronicles of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche
Battle of Ego Karme Choling, 1970
2014-08-18 Tonglen for Ferguson
with Judith Ferris
CBC Ideas Fragile Freedoms - Vandana Shiva
2014-07-22 Halifax Pride Edition
Gifford Lectures by Rowan Williams
2014-07-12 World Cup Final WCF
4 KiloCans
Chronicles Radio Let Loose
2014-07-09 World Cup Semi Batch
Review Of Jeremy Rifkin's "The Zero Marginal Cost Society" by Edward Berge

Chronicles Radio Mosaics
2014-07-05 Hurricane Arthur Batch
with Lizzie Bolton
Singularity 1 on 1:
Jeremy Rifkin on the Zero Marginal Cost Society and the Decline of Capitalism

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