Greetings Dear Friends
Wow - as usual, the summer is flying by. Hope you are enjoying it as much as I am. Thank you to all those who came to our art show opening. The paintings will remain at the Red Brick in downtown Guelph until Sept. 7. Jennis has some interesting gigs in Sept - see details below. Also, Jennis' CD release parties in October are quickly drawing near - see details below.
A friend of mine, a sound healer from Costa Rica, is holding an event at a Yoga studio in Kitchener this month. Her name is Dawn James and she is touring Canada offering workshops and 'sound baths'. See details below.
In alignment with the latest theme - 'what can we know?' - this month we'll look at the growing concern of addiction to the Internet, how this is affecting us and the future of our kids.
I'd like to share a recent discovery that I made. There is an amazing website that is a platform for tons of useful alternate info, yoga lessons, meditation, etc. - mostly in the form of well-made videos. To join it costs a low monthly fee - well worth it. Check out gaia.com
I recently wrote this goofy little pome to remind myself of what is really important.
we are all sacred beings on a sacred path to sacredness.
we come from sacredness, we are born into sacredness.
everyday we are sacreducated so that we are better prepared for this sacredible journey.
we are sacredulous to learn that the sacred is not the opposite of the profane.
when we arrive at sacredness, we will be sacready.
we will recognize that we were dismembered.
we will remember that we were discognized.
we will realize that almost everything we thought we knew
we will see that everything, even evil and hatred, is sacred.
how could it not be?
a pome by dennis gaumond
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ARE YOU ADDICTED?
In the past few newsletters we've been asking the question, "what can we know - what information can we trust"? In this segment we will look at the growing concern about how addicted we are becoming to our devices and to the Internet. Here is a short, 5-minute video that takes a look at these issues: VIDEO #1
This next video (about 10 minutes) goes a little deeper. It suggests that the powers that be have a sinister agenda to control the information we are able to access, and thus to control us. It talks about the current technology, the power being wielded by the biggest info controllers - Google, Facebook, Youtube (owned by Google), Amazon and Apple - and how it is affecting our lives. It also talks about the plans in the works for the near future, about manipulating and marketing to our children, about linking human consciousness to artificial intelligence.
Just a word about the person doing the talking in this video, David Icke. I have been aware of his work for a couple of decades. He has always struck me as a bit sensationalist, especially in his early years. In this video, however, I see none of the over-the-top things that he was known to say in the past. What he is saying is in line with much of the info that I've been accessing lately. Here's the link: VIDEO #2
I also feel compelled to voice my opinion about this globalist agenda. There has always been a situation where the few are attempting to control the many. It often happens by means of a variety of tactics that could be called Machiavellian - by using belief systems like religion, for example, or by keeping the masses poor and sick, or by keeping us distracted from the real issues using whatever methods they can think of. It is no different nowadays, except that the tactics are becoming more sophisticated.
But is it working? Not in my opinion. We are more aware than ever, less under the thumb of oppression than we were a hundred years ago - which is why the controlling elite are constantly changing and redoubling their efforts. They are desperately trying to maintain their position at the top of the heap. They are painfully aware of the awakening of the masses and are worried.
Like many things, the Internet can be a tool for darkness or for the light. Like most technology, it can be harnessed for the betterment of mankind or for the detriment of mankind. It depends on how we use it. The Internet is not going away. We need to use it in a balanced, thoughtful way. We need to be vigilant and to question whenever it seems like we are being led down some dubious path. We need to remember to greet every situation with love and compassion. Clear thinking will quickly follow. Love will always win in the long run.
JENNIS in SEPTEMBER
JENNIS hits the road again in September. We are playing Bruce Wine Bar in Thornbury on Fri, Sept 20 - 2 sets, one at 6:45 and one at 9pm. Reservations are recommended. See more deets below.
Then we're off to Manitoulin Island. We'll be playing on the Chi-Cheemaun ferry, the 1:30 sailing on Sat., Sept 21, and again on the return 3:50 sailing on Sun., Sept 22. On the island we're at Cafe in the Woods, just west of Little Current - 7:30 pm on Sat. the 21st.
We're very excited about the release of our sophomore album in October - see more details below.
Jennis video - 'Sneak Past the Mirror'!
Thank you to all the fine folks who have contributed. It'll be fun to see the finished product, which should be fairly soon. Big thanx to the video artist, Olya Glotka.
CD Release Parties
Jennis is excited to be releasing our second album with a collection of new songs. We will be hosting 2 parties:
Guelph at the Black Heritage Hall, 83 Essex St. on Friday, October 4
$15 ADVANCE, $20 AT THE DOOR
Toronto at the Burdock, 1184 Bloor St. W. on Sunday, October 6.
$10 ADVANCE, $15 AT THE DOOR
We will have special guests - Tannis Sliman, Shannon Kingsbury, Tom Wolf, Lauren Wolf and Jason Marischiello. It promises to be a great show, so please mark it on your calendar.
TICKETS FOR THE GUELPH SHOW ON OCT. 4 AVAILABLE AT:
TICKETS FOR THE TORONTO SHOW ON OCT. 6 AVAILABLE AT:
Harmonic Sound Bath
with Dawn James
Where: Amma Yoga Studio, 72 St. Leger St., #1 in Kitchener
When: Sat., Sept. 14th at 7 pm
Here is a link to the Facebook page for more details:
I'm thrilled and honored to be showing my art, along with the art of my good friend Oxanna Adams. The show will run from July 29 to September 7 at the Red Brick, 8 Douglas St., downtown Guelph. The opening was on Thursday, August 1. It was very well attended - thanx to all those who attended. Here are the links to both of our art websites:
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