Bio: Reticence rules. I don't like talking about myself. Cosmic in awareness, I live for challenges to everything I believe, or think I know. I suppose my main focus is on the philosophy of social issues. I think that every problem is an invitation to all of us to work out the solution, and I believe that no problem exists that does not contain a solution within itself. All we are asked to do is unravel it. Life is like a Rubik's Cube. There is a solution, it's just a willingness to work at it with intelligence and logic until something useful emerges. The reason for this site is I need a place to post my more controversial subjects, the attempted discussions about taboos, the reasons for why bad things keep repeating, that sort of stuff. Having said all of that, what is left to say but, "On with the show!"?

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      1. Sha'Tara Post author

        Sha’Tara is my name. I will explain in a bit – busy right at the moment: take care o’ you, Savio!

    1. Sha'Tara Post author

      Finally caught up to your query. Let’s see. Burning woman is a term I borrowed from a Greg Bear novel, Wind from a Burning Woman. This passionate woman set herself on a course to destroy the earth with an asteroid as revenge for the killing of her family if memory serves. At the last moment, when she still had a choice, she re-directed the asteroid to miss the planet and she burned up with it as it passed through the earth’s atmosphere. Long time ago, that. For me, it was a way to identify with my French heroine, Jeanne d’Arc who was burned alive at the stake at the age of 19. It also reminds me to be wary of my own passionate thoughts and ways; to guard myself. More, the burning ascribes to a way of self-denying, sacrificial living in order to be always “on call” to service of others. It’s another word for a compassionate being. Sha’Tara is my chosen name, not my given name which I rejected long ago. Sha has many meanings. The main two, Shakti, the divine force that destroys demonic forces and restores balance and the permanent companion of the gods – without whom they have no power (hence the term Avatar I use to describe myself – an avatar of compassion) the other meaning is short for Shalom – or Peace. Tara means earth, hence my name also means Peace on Earth. Lofty and very difficult to live with, but very representative of the passionate driving force of the “burning woman.”

  1. GolNaran

    So thoughtful, inspirational and admirable;
    I am so happy and so lucky to have journeyed into your great blog.
    I’m looking forward intensively.

    Best wishes for you, all your great challenges and beautiful creative adventures, ❤

    1. Sha'Tara Post author

      Thank you, and thanks for following also. By the way I love your signature esp. the two little eyes on the N… cute and dainty and sweet… 🙂

  2. sojourner

    “Nothing is copyrighted, by choice. Ideas must be free or man is doomed to remain a slave forever.”

    Spot on correct!

  3. katharineotto

    I don’t believe in copyrights or patents, generally speaking. They lead to information hoarding and everyone working on the same problem in parallel, with fragmentation the result.

    An obvious example is in the pharmaceutical industry, although I can already hear the screams of protest from the patent collectors. New drugs’ overinflated prices result more from costs of patents, FDA approval processes, and stock churning on Wall Street than from legitimate research and development.

    1. Sha'Tara Post author

      I don’t agree with those either. Thoughts, ideas, should flow freely. There’s an interesting anecdote (based on historical fact but who ever checks) in the Hebrew writings (bible) about man “building a tower to the heavens” on the plain of Shinar. The place was called Babel, and became Babylon. In any case, at the time humans all spoke “the same language” which means they communicated telepathically and had no need of written language since they had full awareness of all the knowledge extant among all of them. That made them powerful, and to the controlling elites (the Elohim) very dangerous. So… they “confused their language” in that place and people, no longer able to understand one another and with no access to “the cloud” of information, abandoned their now dead project and scattered into separate groups. Prior to that intervention there would have been no way to conceal knowledge and “patents” or “copyrights” would have been meaningless. We have not evolved, we have seriously devolved through recent times. Patents and copyrights only serve the rich. Even if a nobody secures a patent, it will be bought for peanuts or stolen by those who control the manufacturing. As for copyrights… another biblical quote, or quotes: “of the making of many books there is no end” and “there is nothing new under the sun” Writing should be communication; sharing one’s thoughts with others.

      1. katharineotto

        Absolutely agreed. I think of the Tower of Babel a lot, especially as I see the steady undermining of our language, more or less to convey the opposite. “Warring for peace,” for example, one of many simplistic phrases that squelch deeper analysis.

        Yesterday, for instance, I was at a discussion session about domestic affairs. I commented that this election year presents a perfect opportunity for individuals to make a difference on local and state levels, since all of the House and one-third of the Senate are up for election. The comment was dismissed as irrelevant.

        “It’s all about the money,” they claimed, meaning they have given up without even trying. That’s one of the oldest battle strategies there is: to convince the enemy his cause is hopeless. “Divide and conquer” is another strategy used to keep regular people from trusting each other.

  4. Sha'Tara Post author

    I read a lot of thoughts about the US election process and how it’s rigged, etc. Well, yes, everything within the System is rigged, of course. If it wasn’t so, there would be no System, since it’s a world-dominating, energy sucking parasite. The problem with collective approach to any solution to evils created by the parasites is that they control, through licensing, permits, and various security controls, how the collective functions. No solution to a collective problem can ever be achieved through collective effort. The only way forward is for individuals to learn how to live in self-empowerment. We are one, not as a group, but as an individual. An individual isn’t weaker than a group, that’s the illusion. An individual can live in ways that expose the System. The most obvious way is to increasingly withdraw from System functions; to practise what Gandhi tried to bring to his followers: the concept of satyagraha or non-violent non-cooperation. There are endless ways to do this, some really quite basic. How we shop, what we buy. For myself I have chosen the boycott airlines for example, because of their collusion with the regime’s security forces. If all the people who actually don’t need to fly boycotter airlines, the stupid security measures would be gone in a month. I know the election process is rigged, so I deliberately don’t vote. I know vaccines are not what people are brainwashed to believe: safe and health promoting, but the exact opposite. I oppose vaccinations. So many things we take for granted; so many poisons we allow the parasites to kill us with and often we are thankful! People are sheep.

  5. Charles

    Thank you. I apologize for rarely leaving comments. I am better at reading than writing, which is a little ironic since I’m actually visually handicapped. Nevertheless, I do appreciate your taste in literature.

    1. Sha'Tara Post author

      Ah well, the way I see it is, your work is all the comments anyone needs. Keep posting those gems of wisdom and don’t worry about commenting.

  6. Dermott Hayes

    I woke this morning to find you’d left a comment re predictions on The Faith that cannot Speak its Name so, half asleep, I wrote a reply. Then, both comment and reply appeared to delete itself. At least, so I thought, I don’t know. I don’t know how to delete comments, either. Regardless, I found the comment fascinating and consistent with posts on your own blog that I read regularly. Predictions are warnings was the theme of your comment, I thought. I disagree but there you go, such is the wonder of discourse. Thank you for taking the time to comment on my blog, it was informative and stimulating. Long may they continue.

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  8. Jerry Alatalo

    Here’s a more “official” invitation regarding what we previously discussed …

    Let us extend an offer to you and/or your readers to participate in an interview by answering the (4) questions posed to Alfred recently in post: “An Interview Of Alfred Gluecksmann” at The Oneness of Humanity. Future posts will carry the same title: “An Interview Of (Your name here)”.

    Question 1…) What was your primary motivation for entering the world of blogging on the worldwide web – on the internet?

    Question 2…) How would you describe yourself with regard to spirituality; what were some of the most memorable transforming points across the years (books, personal contacts, mystical experiences, etc.) in the developing of your current spiritual perspective?

    Question 3…) What is your greatest wish for readers as a consequence after reading/considering your writings?

    Question 4…and final) Can you offer any advice to people having a difficult time dealing with government and media lies, especially as it pertains to so many average citizens who hold erroneous perceptions on important events and situations around the Earth?

    If you – or anyone who passes this way (this proposal is open to any and all), would like to share your/their thoughts take as many words and as much time as necessary to accurately convey your responses, then – when completely satisfied – email them (please refrain from email formatting as it makes it more difficult to copy/paste/edit into a WordPress post) to jerryalatalo (at) hotmail.com., whereupon I will publish each individual’s response as a stand-alone post – with the ultimate goal of inclusion/compiling in a book. The potential book title has yet to become decided upon. There are no rules besides the obvious (no profanity, etc.), no word-count limits (1,000/10,000 words might suffice as a suggested lower/upper limit) or time deadlines (hoping for pre-Christmas 2017 self-publish date – Kindle, Smashwords (eBook), Amazon (softcover) … ), but only honest observations.
    Thank you.
    Jerry Alatalo

    1. Sha'Tara Post author

      Hi Jerry, I decided to take you up on your offer. I’ve got questions #1 and #2 completed, working on the other 2. Since you don’t want the Thunderbird email formatting, I’ll paste the answers into a Libre Office file and send as an attachment. I need to get back home (I’m out on assignment right now) and take some proper time to complete this. A few more days should do it. Thank you again.

  9. thereckoning12

    Good evening, would you be open to writing a poem together, collaborating on a piece? In the spirit of fun, curiosity and synchronicity?
    Btw: I love the way you think and I am eager to read more of your words. Thank you for following me too! 💙

    1. Sha'Tara Post author

      Hi, and thank you again. An intriguing idea certainly. I’ll have to read more of your posts to get a sense of how you see yourself in the world around you. Admittedly poetry is not my strong suit in writing though I’ll write the odd poem when something literally jumps up at me.

      1. thereckoning12

        I appreciate your consideration of my instinctual idea!😊

  10. thereckoning12

    Hi! So I was thinking we could structure it either stanza by stanza or line by line (with an idea/theme in mind)and pass it back and forth…that is if you are in…I’ll wait to hear back from you.
    Wilde : )

    1. Sha'Tara Post author

      Thank you, Wilde. As I said, I’ve never done this, so how does it work? It was your idea, how about you go first?

      1. thereckoning12

        Okay sure…ill send you a theme and the first few lines later today 😊do you have an email I can send it to?

      2. thereckoning12

        Okay great. I look forward to this venture! I will send you something later tonight….

      1. equinoxio21

        Sorry. Bad joke I guess. Or a “1984” failed attempt. 🙂
        (And of course you are legal!)
        I was just curious about your handling of “Zut alors”. 😉 And found no more information in your “about” which is perfectly fine. Mystery will remain.
        Please disregard the comment.
        A bientôt.

    1. Sha'Tara Post author

      No such thing as a bad joke and unfortunately not much mystery either. My background: born in Brittany, France, but spent my entire life in Canada so my French is what it is. Mais ci je me trouverais dans un coin francais, je me debrouillerais bien. I was 5 when I passed through Paris to take the train to wherever we embarked, so I really don’t remember Notre Dame, Le Louvres, Les Tuileries or Les Champs Elysees… 🙂 That could qualify as a bad joke, dirt poor emigrants borderline refugees aren’t tourists!

      1. equinoxio21

        Très intéressant. 🙂 Une compatriote!
        My mother was from Rennes, my father from Saint-Malo. And my real name is not “Brian” but “Brieuc” as in Saint-Brieuc. :)(Unpronounceable in 95% of the planet!)
        Though the only time I ever spent in Brittany was during the Army… Not my best of times.
        Where’s your family from?
        You have never “gone back” to either France or Brittany?
        A bientôt Sha’tara. (Kenavo!)

      2. Sha'Tara Post author

        C’est un petit monde n’est ce pas! We hailed from Pordic according to my birth certificate. I remember the sea vividly, and collecting mollusks in a shallow cave. I don’t travel except within western Canada usually on business, although I have one brother living near Calgary, Alberta, that I may visit periodically. Not a family person either! I can imagine “Brieux” being a mouthful for most people… I was told that both Breton and Welsh are kindred languages and both quite difficult to learn if not learned on mother’s knee. Speaking of the army, France’s militaristic stance is the main reason I have never returned. Call it a boycott which began with nuclear testing in the South Pacific. Quels andouilles! C’est un plaisir do faire votre rencontre sur WordPress, Brieux. Meilleurs souhaits pour vous. So you live in Paris now?

      3. equinoxio21

        Petit monde indeed. Ma Doué! (Mon Dieu) Pordic is close to Saint-Brieuc. We once stayed near Plouha and toured the coast of côtes d’Armor… Passed through Pordic. Yes Breton and Welsh are cousin languages. But I don’t speak more than a few words. My mother spoke only French. My grandfather spoke Gallo, a French patois.
        Enchanté, chère Sha’Tara.
        I live in Mexico. For the past 30 years. I have roamed the world a bit. 😉
        Take care.
        Brieuc (With a C) 🙂

      4. Sir Charles

        Just reading you have a brother in Alberta. So I like to introduce you to a strong woman from there (a close friend of mine) who has been fighting big gas and regulators for fracking her grounds and poisoning her water. Bad story. I think any kind of support would be a good help.
        => https://www.ernstversusencana.ca/the-lawsuit/
        Here an interview with her I put on YouTube a while ago => https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Re3-JK85iNM
        Greetings from Ireland. Finally we could get fracking banned here last year. Jessica did play her part during that struggle.

      5. Sha'Tara Post author

        That’s quite a case. I’ve been involved in similar cases here regarding the protection of food producing lands against developers and bought-and-paid-for local and provincial politicians. Won some, lost most and on the long run, and note – LOST ALL OF THEM AND MUCH MORE. What’s lacking in these phony democracies is a people will. Honestly, Canadians don’t give a flying f**k about the environment and probably 50% are more “American” than even Americans. Take that as a life-time of observation and a couple of decades of heavy duty activism. Despite all the current fashionable climate change protests including anti-fossil fuel declamation (not in Canada, eh!), one must ask, how much are these protesters willing to personally sacrifice of their First World status white supremacy entitlement life styles to see real change? I bet few have taken that next step into figuring out exactly what the costs of transitioning from predatory capitalism and consumerism which morph into the real culprit in the destruction of the planet. It isn’t about replacing fossil fuels with alternative sources of energy, it’s about curbing greed and entitlement. It’s about seriously lowering expectations re: standard of living. It’s about drastically reducing population to match remaining resources on a finite world. Human growth is non-sustainable regardless of the technology used to uphold it. To seriously engage current social/environmental problems, man’s civilization has to be ditched and replaced with something totally different. Currently the relatively few who protest, some probably with some understanding of man’s problems, do so piecemeal. Can’t do that. To speak of curbing climate change means much, much more than attacking promoters of FF. You have to include disbandment of all militaries and cessation of all wars. You have to end racism and misogyny. You have to include everybody from all walks of life, all ages, all races into one global real justice and that “spirit” cannot come from empowered leaders/rulers but from all the people. Fail in that, fail in all of it. It’s that simple and that difficult. It’s a matter of will and that will is non-existent. “We’re going down: those lucky ones with parachutes, make sure you are ready to deploy them. The rest, pray if that turns you on, or kiss your asses goodbye!” That’s how much “hope” I’m willing to give man’s chances of passing through the eye of the needle he has arrived at.

    1. Sha'Tara Post author

      Thanks for the comment. It refers to a burning passion for life, a fire that nothing can quelch, or extinguish, not even death.

  11. Eric Alagan

    Hello Sha’Tara,
    Thank you for visiting my blog. I’ve ticked to receive your posts too.
    Sha – from Shakti and Peace. Tara – from Earth. I love the meanings entwined in your name.
    And so, Sha’Tara it shall be.

  12. Bill Ziegler

    Hi, Sha’Tara! Reticence would be my middle name, were it not already taken by Alfred. I am a fan of constructed languages, so encountering your glossary brightened my day. Learning languages is a coping means I use to make sense of this plundered planet. Propping up a narrative in one’s own language to demonize the words spoken/written of a fellow traveler on this self-same plundered planet is a form of false witness that irks me to no end. Propaganda is a dark crime.


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