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BELOW IS A LINK TO A NEW TAROT SITE.
This link will take you directly to POPPY'S TAROT
The site is well worth supporting as a new venture.
Here is a link to it that doesn't go directly to Poppy's work
Although all of the opinions/ideas/beliefs shared there are not Poppy's own it represents the spirit of free-thinking, open questing, grounded action, inter-connectedness and spiritual exploration that Poppy advocates herself.
The following new items are priority as of May 2008 and I would urge you to read the wise and compassionate words of El-Branden Brazilwho is a wonderful person and extremely gifted photographer - a man that I am honoured to know.
As you all know, I am very passionate about Burma, and have just returned from my fourth trip there, last month. What a difference one month can make.
Many of you wish to give donations to help those in need of aid. However, it is clear that international organisations, including the UN, are having difficulties, due to the belligerence of the dreadful military government. This link may be of some use for those wishing to bypass the regime.
If this doesn't work for you then you can cut and paste this link
By going through this site, you donate money directly to the monks in Burma.
Giving to the monks is a smart, fast way to get aid directly to Burma's people. Governments and international aid organizations are important, but face challenges--they may not be allowed into Burma, or they may be forced to provide aid according to the military government's rules. And most will have to spend large amounts of money just setting up operations in the country. The monks are already on the front lines of the aid effort--housing, feeding, and supporting the victims of the cyclone since the day it struck. The International Burmese Monks Organization will send money directly to each monastery through their own networks, bypassing regime controls.
Please spread the word and feel free to use the attached banners on your websites, in your e-mails and so on. BURMA MUST NOT BE FORGOTTEN!
Here is a similarly caring message from David Green, another mystic traveller
We cannot hope to change the genocidal Chinese government, but at least we can register our empathy and compassion for those they torture and kill in Tibet.
This is for the Tibetan people whose
way of life and faith is threatened. The music is wonderful, and there is
no petition presented, it is just
signatures creating a wave of appreciation, love and support for them,
across the world. Please share and pass it on.
And another update from Jean Bird, a woman who is truly an inspiration and who, along with an equally admirable woman called Jelena, has set up the following charity for Serbian dogs in distress and deep need...
Here is a little about what Jean has to say about this charity which she has helped to set up:
Serbia is war torn, poor and has a dreadful attitude to animals. Dogs are despised and feared and treated as vermin! But dear brave Jelena has dedicated her life to saving them, and my small charity is really making a difference. I am in communication with Jelena who runs the shelter every day, she speaks perfect English so we have no problems understanding each other! I know what is happening at the shelter on a daily basis, the dogs that have been dumped, the ones that have been poisoned and the kittens that are left in boxes. It inspires and motivates me to do as much as I can to raise funds and awareness. Since I became involved almost 2 years ago we have made a real difference with nearly 100 dogs neutered, enclosures and insulated doghouses built (the dogs are all outside and the weather is very cold in winter in Serbia). Also money is sent for food which is always desperately needed and of course there are the veterinary costs.
Here are some images from Jean Bird which, although distressing, are essential viewing to open our eyes to the separation from Source that we are facing as a species.
As individuals we know that we have the power to turn the tide in our own unique ways. Don't close your eyes, please.
And please see Poppy's News
page for an idea of how to contribute to this marvellous charity and get a
tattoo design drawn up at the same time...
And now for something completely different but in its own way as deserving of your attention for its sheer genius!
THE WORK OF DAVEY KENDALL
I have to put this one next as Dave Kendall is such an outstanding artist, fantastic friend and one of the finest souls anyone could know. But he's not exactly green spirited! Here's a taster...
Please support this great talent, who is finally getting the recognition he deserves in the world of graphic novels and fantasy art cards, and visit his site
Which is a great forum for art and artists run by two of the most wonderful folks possible PAUL AND CAROL near Bath, UK, They have also created
which is delightful, especially the way of 'painting in wool' Carol has. Very beautiful and green-spirited.
What follows are the site details of other artists, authors and enterprising creative souls who expound a wild way, a way which venerates both the natural world and unseen, elemental or fey aspects of being
THE WORK OF TONY AND TORIA
Have a look at the artwork below and then check out the new website of this talented and lovely couple who live in Kernow, UK
Their website is well named as the hare in the one above is divine!
THE WORK OF MAYA
Maya is a green-spirited artist and craftswoman, as well as a musician. She and her husband run the Londonderry Inn
Her website is:
LISA TENZIN DOLMA, PHILISOPHICAL/MAGICAL ARTIST AND WRITER
ANNA FRANKLIN, TALENTED (AND AWESOMELY PROLIFIC) AUTHOR/ARTIST
WONDERFUL MUSIC SITE FOR GREEN-SPIRITED PEOPLE
TIM FREKE, BRILLIANT STAND-UP PHILOSOPHER AND AUTHOR
MARC POTTS, FAERY/WILD ARTIST AND AUTHOR
GREEN-SPIRITED INDEPENDENT BOOK PUBLISHERS
GREEN-SPIRITED/PAGAN INDEPENDENT MAGAZINE
COURSES AND INSIGHTS
CROP CIRCLE ARTIST AND FREE THINKER!
BERNARD CHANDLER, ARTIST/PHOTOGRAPHER/MUSICIAL ex- POISON GIRL and associate of CRASS
THE WEBSITES OF CHRISTINE CLEERE OF THE BRITISH DRUID NETWORK http://druidnetwork.org
KAREN CROSBY, ARTIST
RAE BETH, GREEN-SPIRITED WRITER AND WITCH
LANDSCAPE/GODDESS ARTIST, PERFORMER/POET
Excellent Ethical Punk Rock!
Opportunities in A Coven
Magical School Online
Priestess, Writer and Pagan Publisher
Dor Dama Press
51 Carn Bosavern
Magical Webmistress, Goddess Artist and Writer
GREEN MAGIC PUBLISHING/COUNTER CULTURE BOOK DISTRIBUTION
SPELL-BINDING BELLYDANCERS TO LIGHT UP YOUR EVENT
GREENING THE LAND etc
Most of the images on this site aim to celebrate nature's beauty and that of all the creatures who dwell upon the tempestuous, tender Mother Earth. However, in order to encourage people to support the worthwhile causes that are linked to here it is pertinent to display some of the horrors that Poppy stands against. She hopes that you will choose to do so too. Please visit these links and stand against cruelty, greed and destruction.
ANIMAL RIGHTS/ACTION LINKS
Above: The sort of sickness that should be cured by our compassion and our action
Below: a little bit of D.I.Y is always a good thing!
DON'T LET THEM TELL YOU ITS BEEN BANNED...THEY'RE STILL OUT THERE HUNTING! Support your local Hunt Sabs!
Image courtesy of Peter Sorensen
This site is dedicated to the memory of Barry Horne, an animal liberation activist who died in a UK prison hospital on November 5 2001. He had been sentenced to 18 years in prison for various criminal damage and arson attacks mainly against companies involved in vivisection.
In prison he went on hunger strike several times in protest against government support for the vivisection industry, and their broken pre-election promises about animal experiments. The third of these hunger strikes lasted 68 days, and Barry never fully recovered.
His actions generated worldwide publicity, and initiated a huge upsurge in animal liberation activity, the effects of which are still being felt even today.
This site will include details of Barry's life and achievements as an animal liberation activist as well as his imprisonment and subsequent hunger strike protests. If you have any contributions to make, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We will also mark the anniversary of Barry's death on November 5th each year. Recently the third anniversary of his death was marked by actions all over the world, which will be listed here, meanwhile please visit http://www.directaction.info
VIVA, VEGAN AND VEGGIE LIVING
VEGAN MARKETPLACE ONLINE
VEGAN THOUGHT ETC.
VEGGIE LEATHER etc
ANIMAL AID PROJECTS IN INDIA
BRISTOL/SOMERSET GROUPS (U.K.)
BRISTOL ANIMAL RIGHTS COALITION
BARC c/o The Kebele, 14 Robertson Road, Easton, Bristol, BS5 6JY