Insights from Cristóvão Buarque

Professor of the Universidade Nacional do Brasil, ex-governor of Brasilia, D.F and Minister of Education

Internationalization of Amazonia

As reported in the Brazilian Daily O Globo on the 23rd of October, 2000

‘Brazil’s Amazon basin, some 360 million hectares cleaved by the world’s largest river, the Amazon, holds the planet’s greatest biodiversity reserve. This unique, complex, exceptional ecosystem is a colossal Patrimony of Humanity. Should it be internationalized?’

"During a recent discussion, in the United States, someone asked my opinion regarding the internationalization of the Amazon Region. The youngster asserted that he expected a response of a humanist and not of a Brazilian.

This was the first time anyone had established the humanist viewpoint as the starting point for my response. In fact, as a Brazilian I would have responded simply against internationalization of the Amazon Region. Even if our government had not given it the attention that this treasure deserves, it is ours. However, as a humanist, realizing the risk of environmental destruction that threatens the Amazon Region, I responded that I could imagine its internationalization, just as I could imagine the internationalization (of everything else in the world) that was of importance to humanity.




by Carlos Barrios


Carlos Barrios, Mayan elder and Ajq'ij, is a ceremonial priest and spiritual guide of the Eagle Clan. Carlos initiated an investigation into the different Mayan calendars circulating. Carlos along with his brother Gerardo studied with many teachers and interviewed nearly 600 traditional Mayan elders to widen their scope of knowledge.

Carlos found out quickly there were several conflicting interpretations of Mayan hieroglyphs, petroglyphs, Sacred Books of 'Chilam Balam' and various ancient text. Carlos found some strong words for those who may have contributed to the confusion:

Carlos Barrios: "Anthropologists visit the temple sites and read the inscriptions and make up stories about the Maya, but they do not read the signs correctly. It's just their imagination. Other people write about prophecy in the name of the Maya. They say that the world will end in December 2012. The Mayan elders are angry with this. The world will not end. It will be transformed."



The Elders, Oraibi, Arizona, Hopi Nation

“You have been telling the people that this is the Eleventh Hour.
Now you must go back and  tell the people that this is the Hour.
And there are things to be  considered:

Where are you living?   What are you doing?





Are you looking for Me?

I am in the next seat.

  My shoulder

is against yours.





Don‘t think that saying "I am God"

 is proclaiming one‘s greatness.   

It is actually total humility.   

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