Author Archives: Sue Speaks

The Biggest Story Ever Told?

I got involved with crop circles because if we’re not alone we would have to re-think reality. What else, besides crop circles coming from elsewhere, can change our worldview? When I saw this Indiegogo campaign for a documentary that’s looking for finishing funds, I knew I’d found a game-changer.

Over sixty school children & other witnesses shared an extraordinary experience in Ruwa, Zimbabwe, in ’94, in which they saw an unusual craft & beings land near Ariel School. This much-anticipated documentary explores the event, and its aftermath in the lives of those who witnessed it.

You can see from the video how compelling this story is. Little children make credible witnesses. If what they saw was accepted as real, we would have the biggest story ever told. This film is in good hands and I am urging people to contribute to the Indiegogo campaign to get it finished.

The late great John Mack, who was head of the Psychiatry Department at Harvard, who is in this film authenticating the genuineness of the children’s experience and for whose work I hosted a fundraiser in 2001, is in my crop circle documentary, What on Earth?.  You can see my movie free if you have Amazon Prime, but you need to get the DVD to see a tribute to John Mack that’s bonus material.

Here are posts I made about him after he was killed by a drunk driver in England while he was there to give a talk about his Pulitzer Prize winning biography of Lawrence of Arabia:

http://theconversation.org/on-the-passing-of-a-great-man-john-mack/

http://theconversation.org/john-mack-thinking-clearly-outside-the-box/

I got my concept of worldview from John Mack. This is what he said:

Establishing a new “worldview”

I want to talk about the matter of a worldview and how it works. It has always been referred to as a paradigm and that has more of a scientific flavor. But I prefer to call it “worldview” because it refers to something bigger. A worldview is the way we organize reality. It is the way we believe things work. In a way it is like an instrument of navigation. Our worldview is what holds the human psyche together. What has been the dominant worldview in our society could be called Newtonian/Cartesianism or anthropocentric humanism. It is a worldview that puts the human being at the top of the cosmic hierarchy of intelligence. The simplest term for this is scientific materialism. In this worldview, matter and energy form the primary reality and there is no larger intelligence in the cosmos. The principle method of study is objective reality, which separates the investigator from the matter that is being investigated.

I thought this was an eloquent expression of the understanding we are working towards.

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IN-Q, my Ex TEDx performer, rocks the Theatre at the Ace Hotel in L.A.

On Saturday night I shot this little video for Instagram when spoken-word poet, IN-Q, filled the 1,600-seat Theater at the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles with his brilliant performance that had the audience cheering. On Monday, I was watching the The Today Show when lo and behold there was a commercial for A&E by IN-Q! I can say “I knew him when” he performed at my Ex TEDx West Hollywood, Brother Can You Spare a Paradigm? event.

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The Controversial Phenomenon of Breatharianism

In the Beginning there was Light is a wonderful documentary! I had a screening of it at my house and fell in love with the filmmaker, Peter Straubinger, who is a well-known film critic in Austria and shares my sensibility about the state of the world. This film is about people who live on air – believe it or not, no food, no water. His movie is a big hit in Europe but hasn’t gotten much play in the States. There’s a crowdfunding campaign to dub the film in English, and I love the little video he’s made that talks about why this film can change our consciousness. With only 12 days to go with his campaign, you can make $25 donation for which you get a $25 DVD and more!

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Dear TED, please answer!

I am jazzed by an opportunity fate has presented to open people’s minds, and this is a call to enroll you in helping. With the enormous outreach TED has, I’d like to hitch my wagon to them re-opening the case they had against me. What I’d like to use for that is the still ongoing viral spread of a talk that caused them to cancel my license for a TEDx production that was two weeks away from delivery. I went on to produce TEDx West Hollywood under my own auspice, and since then have been looking for any chance to get TED to publicly reconsider what they had done. If they posted the talks they objected to, the public could have a conversation about what belongs in the realm of appropriate subject matter versus the woo woo they had branded me with.

The gift I’ve been given is the talk that Russell Targ gave, which all of a sudden and without any promotion has hit 1,296,966 views and has 3,755 comments! This is evidence that it’s a topic worth spreading, that’s enlightening and moving people rather than belonging in the garbage dump that TED relegated it to. I’ve asked TED, with no response from them, to post that talk and one other, by Larry Dossey, that they also objected to, and to ask their audience what they think about the appropriateness of putting these talks on a TED stage. This would have far-reaching implications because right now Wikipedia is distortedly labeling things that don’t conform to the scientific materialism, that is taken for gospel today, as pseudoscience. This exclusive credence to what is external and objective helps keep our worldview anchored in greed instead of in the compassion we would feel if we recognized the interconnection of everything that these talks tune us into.

PLEASE listen to 4 minutes of Graham Hancock in a radio interview that should get your dander up enough to email chris@TED.com with your opinion.

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Forgotten Technology: Man Lifts 20 Ton Block by Hand

 

Who’da thunk it? Wow,wow,wow. First convincing report on how impossible things could have been accomplished without an alien in sight.

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Why No One Lives In The Moment

We all can use a good laugh these days, and this is a great one from my friend, David Zasloff.

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SUE’s Soapbox Video: Join the Conversation As If Our Lives Depended On It

 

In this soapbox video I talk about a topic that’s percolating in our world: universal basic income. Three years ago I produced a program about it, A World Without Work, when people in the States had hardly heard of it, and now it’s showing up everywhere: Hawaii has just adopted it, Elon Musk touts it, and it was the feature story this week on CBS Sunday Morning. But what never is mentioned is how it would change our worldview, which is my main interest — and why I got so involved in the crop circle phenomenon. How do we go from greed to compassion as the basic way we relate to one other? What can bring that out? I invite you to dialogue about this in the Conversation As If Our Lives Depended On It. Hope to see you there!

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We Need a Conversation About How to Reorganize the World

Green World

Bopping along through history, with different players but a through line, we go from the emergence of primitive human who took hundreds of thousands of years to even start to use tools, to the more modern eras where we have moved though thinking we could own human beings to recognizing that ALL people, whatever their religion, sexual orientation, or skin color, have an equal place at the humanity table.
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SUE’s Soapbox Video: Bringing TED to the Table

A talk that I produced after TED cancelled my license for TEDx West Hollywood, deeming my speakers dangerous to their reputation, has over a million views now! (See Russell Targ’s talk)

Nobel Prize winners were among the hundreds who protested TED’s “censorship” of what it deemed to be pseudoscience when they removed two talks from their database and canceled the license for my ready-to-go-on TEDx West Hollywood program. On TED’s comment pages, people kept hoping that the discussion of ideas worth sharing would be ongoing, but it ended after TED closed comment tracks. Can we have that conversation on my SUE Speaks website? Russell and Larry Dossey’s talks being what TED found most objectionable, see if you think these scientists belonged on TED’s stage.

Post your comments on my page: Conversation As If Our Lives Depended On It

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Cosmic Flashback to 1984

Back in the early 80s I did a public access TV show called The Cosmic Fuel Pump. I was approached to do it by Max Eden and his idea was that I’d be practicing to go on the circuit as a speaker, so it became a Garden of Eden production for some 36 episodes. Although I never did the speaker circuit but have produced events and projects to do my speaking for me, I look back at those shows and find them sounding a call that’s remarkably similar to what I’m sounding today.

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