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Boys & Girls Club of America
Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Habitat for Humanity
Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies
Project Healthy Children
Save the Children
Changing the Present
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society
Doctors Without Borders
Mental Illness Research Association
The Hunger Project
Time Peace Ambassador Program
We are NOW accepting submissions for our new TP ambassador program! We're currently looking for outgoing dreamers who are proud to rep the brand, live the Time Peace philosophy and lifestyle, and can help spread our message.
As an ambassador, you’ll have a unique opportunity to help us raise awareness for our brand by getting hooked up with the newest TP products and gear. Whether it’s via word-of-mouth or on social media, you can contribute simply by updating your peers on the latest Time Peace happenings, sharing TP related content, or relaying information about new products.
Let us know how you can help spread the peace by applying here.
Earth Day Giveaway
Time Peace SuperDreamers
In celebration of the Now year and to show appreciation for all the Dreamers out there, we’re introducing Time Peace SuperDreamers, a program that gives people the chance to win TP gear simply by sharing our message with the world. Starting right NOW —> everyone who posts or shares something Time Peace related on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter (tag us in the post & hashtag #timepeace) will receive a code for a discount on the TP shop AND be entered into a contest where a few lucky random dreamers will win a new Time Peace on 9th of every month!
Breast Cancer Awareness
Just in time for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month - from NOW until October 31st, Time Peace will donate 50% of the proceeds from all peaces with pink (neon flamingo) bands to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation, a charity dedicated to increasing awareness and raising funds to research the disease's cause, prevention and cure.
For the first time in TP history, you can Now choose from over 50 different color and face options including designs by some of your favorite Co-Creation artists like Miami's Freebase!
“Time isn’t precious at all, because it is an illusion. What you perceive as precious is not time but the one point that is out of time: the Now... The more you are focused on time —past and future—the more you miss the Now, the most precious thing there is.” ~ Eckhart Tolle
Somewhere around 224 million miles away from Earth at the time of this writing exists an asteroid near Mars that in 1998 was officially designated Asteroid Lomberg in recognition of Jon Lomberg's many achievements in the field of science communication. If you've seen the Emmy award winning TV show COSMOS or the Warner Brothers film CONTACT like us, you were probably familiar with his work long before you ever knew his name. Lomberg was Carl Sagan's principal artistic collaborator for more than twenty years from 1972-1996. And now, right on time for our 5 year anniversary, we had the privilege to interview the space artist after he contacted us because he felt the Time-Peace symbol was similar in spirit to some of his own art. (All art © Jon Lomberg www.jonlomberg.com)
1) You are recognized as the world's most experienced designer in creating messages for other times and other beings. Your cover of the Voyager Interstellar Records is predicted to last for over a thousand million years which could be the longest lived piece of human art ever made... So let's start with a simple question, what is time?
I imagine you have thought about that a lot. What do you think time is? Time is something you think you understand until you try to define it. OK, it is what keeps everything from happening simultaneously. A joke answer but a true one. Whatever time is, there is no time without consciousness to measure it. If gravity is caused by the geometry of space, maybe consciousness is caused by the geometry of time?
2) When you picture other forms of intelligence in the Universe how do you see a difference in terms of their perception of time. For example could you picture an alien species wearing some type of watch? What would it look like?
Not all humans experience time in the same way. If I say, tell me when ten seconds have elapsed, do you count up from one or down from ten? Westerners equate time with our perceptions: moving through time is like walking. Tomorrow is in front of us, yesterday behind us. Other cultures say we’re walking backwards, because we see the past but not the future. So tomorrow is behind us. Some Aborigines in Australia reckon time directionally, west is future, east is past, directly tying the sense of time to the cycle of the Sun’s apparent motion as the Earth spins. If we are supposed to meet next Wednesday, and I send you a text saying move the meeting up one day, do we meet on Tuesday or Thursday? Language makes either interpretation possible. Strangely, we see no paradox in living in cyclical /clock/rotational, seasonal time while also picturing history and causality as operating in linear time. There’s helical time too, when you come back around to the same place at a higher level, like rungs on a DNA strand. Check out Samuel Delany’s story “Time Considered as a Helix of Semi-precious Stones” How ET might experience it…. Do crab aliens have sideways time? Is a sense of time inextricably bound to our own physiology, and thus extremely difficult to communicate? Or maybe the movement of shadow on a planet rotating under its Sun is a universal—and hence sundials are a common (and perhaps most commonly ancient) scientific instrument we share with ET. How about animation? We mimic the flow time by a sequence of images. Is it universal? Have you seen that 30,000 year old animation stone? On one side of a round flat stone is scratched a horse in full gallop legs out; on the other side full gallop legs in. Spin the stone on a string and see the horse gallop. Somebody in the Old Stone Age invented it. Does everybody figure this out so early in theirtechnology? That first picture I sent you is an attempt to portray cyclical time from a perspective where it all happens at once.
3) I discovered Carl Sagan as a sophomore in college watching COSMOS on my computer every night before I went to sleep. Then I read The Varieties of Scientific Experience and I can say that Carl Sagan had a huge influence in the development of the Time-Peace philosophy. Now on the eve of our 5 year anniversary, you reached out to us because the Time-Peace imagery reminded you of some of your own work. If there's one thing that's consistent with the success, creativity, and relationships that have come about because of Time-Peace, it's synchronicity. Do you find that synchronicity plays a big role in your own life and art? What do you think its purpose is for humanity?
I’ve thrown the yarrowstalks a few times myself in my youth, and sometimes do feel that events have a flow of their own. But plenty of times when I thought there was some auspicious synchronicity, it turned out to be a dud—nothing came of it. Naturally I was struck by the synchronicities that led somewhere. Every lottery winner feels there was some destiny at work—but of course somebody has to win even without the presence of any “unseen forces”, but to the winner his luck is fraught with meaning.. Prediction works best in hindsight. History is analytical, not predictive and it is very risky to base future actions on synchronicity, which is really the same as coincidence. Coincidences abound, and we notice the most interesting ones, but rarely say, “hey, I’ve gone two weeks without a remarkable coincidence.” They are bound to happen. Like when you play the card game war, what are the odds of you going through the whole deck without a single war? Life is a deck with a billion cards—what are the odds of going through that whole deck without some incredible strings of match-ups? I view coincidences as inevitable and fun without believing they have much significance except as poetic inflections in our musings about our lives.
4) You had the extraordinary opportunity to work with Carl for over 20 years. Is there any story or perhaps wisdom you could share with us from all that experience and collaboration with such a remarkable human being?
Carl and I clicked as a team because we shared a similar vision of what he called the Cosmic Perspective intended to change the terms under which humans view themselves and their world. He was science’s champion, a proud rationalist who was skeptical of the claims of mysticism, while still feeling its strange attraction. He believed that the infinite complexity, order, and beauty of reality was explained better by physics than by belief systems. My own reconciliation of the rational/mystical divide has always been that science is best for understanding what reality is; Mysticism is a good way to feel about it. And it was this stylistic approach that permeated COSMOS’s dandelion spaceship, etc.
5) Is there a purpose to humanity? If we weren't here, where else would we be? Which leads to finally, what are we? What is the Universe? Do you think the Universe is alive?
These two paintings say it better than I can with words.
6) Favorite ice cream?
7) Do you believe it's possible to contact extraterrestrials or visit other galaxies/dimensions through lucid dreaming, astral projection, deep meditation, or through the use of visionary plants/ psychedelic drugs? Have you done any of your own astronomical research or art through visions obtained through these means?
Actually, one of my paintings inspired a chapter in the Cosmic Connection. Carl’s interpretation of my cosmic seashell was that messages from the stars might come from channels we’d never expect, in this case the sound within a seashell.
Was psychedelic experience a possible channel? I myself found psychedelics very instrumental in the formation of my own artistic vision. I saw lots of planets, experienced a billion years of detailed subjective time, but in retrospect don't think I actually perceived anything outside of my own fertile brain. But the insight it gave me was worth the trip. Carl and his friend and psychedelics researcher Lester Grinspoon once had lunch at my place in Kona before they went to visit famed interior universe explorer Terrence McKenna at his psychedelic plant sanctuary. They decided it best not to eat or drink anything Terrence gave them, so they had lunch with me first. Carl was intrigued by Terrence’s own accounts of his trips, but did not find anything to suggest that Terrence’s extraterrestrial interpretation of his experience had anything to do with ETs. Carl and fellow SETI astronomer Frank Drake had also visited Tim Leary in Vacaville Penitentiary to discuss the same issues. But there was never impressed by any “evidence” to support the claim. Too bad. But the Universe is what it is, not what we want it to be.
8) What is the One Earth Message Project that you are the director for and how can we get involved?
Go to www.OneEarthMessage.org to sign up to participate.Then stay tuned.
(This is a bonus question from our friend Kenny at SpaceX)
9) Do you think humans will ever be able to figure out why the universe works. Who enforces math? Who enforces gravity? Why have humans been able to crack the codes that let us look at far away galaxies but we haven't been able to figure out fundamental questions of physics?
Good questions Kenny! I wish I had as good answers. I’m amazed that humans have discovered as much as we have.
To see more of Jon Lomberg's incredible art please visit www.jonlomberg.com
Time-Peace is honored to attend the Third Annual Becca's Closet Spring Fling Fundraiser in NYC this weekend, where we'll be auctioning off two of our new LightWarriors! Friends in New York City, come out and celebrate the life of a beautiful soul and our good friend Becca by purchasing tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/beccas-closet-charity-event-tickets-10991739589
If you ordered something from us recently, be on the lookout for one of these super rare Dream Tickets good for all sorts of free Time-Peace gear! Bedeekin likes to hide them in random packages.
It's Just a Ride
"The world is like a ride at an amusement park, and when you choose to go on it, you think it's real, because that's how powerful our minds are. And the ride goes up and down and round and round and it has thrills and chills and it's very brightly colored and it's very loud. And it's fun, for a while.
Some people have been on the ride for a long time, and they begin to question: 'Is this real? Or is this just a ride?' And other people have remembered, and they come back to us and they say 'Hey! Don't worry, don't be afraid - ever - because... this is just a ride.' And we kill those people. 'Shut him up! We have a lot invested in this ride! Shut him up! Look at my furrows of worry; look at my big bank account, and my family. This has to be real.'
It's just a ride. But we always kill those good guys who try and tell us that - ever notice that? - and we let the demons run amok. But it doesn't matter, because... it's just a ride, and we can change it any time we want. It's only a choice. No effort. No worry. No job. No savings and money. Just a choice, right now, between fear and love. The eyes of fear want you to put bigger locks on your door, buy bigger guns, close yourself off. The eyes of love, instead, see all of us as one.
Here's what we can do to change the world, right now, into a better ride. Take all that money we spend on weapons and defense each year and, instead, spend it feeding, clothing and educating the poor of the world, which it would do many times over - not one human being excluded - and we can explore space together, both inner and outer, forever. In peace. "
-- Bill Hicks
Books are kind of important because they allow someone from any place in history to share their thoughts, ideas, and imagination with other people in different times and cultures around the world. Here are some links to books you can read online, all of which have played some role in inspiring and/or influencing the philosophy behind Time-Peace. Enjoy!
The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test /// Tom Wolfe
The Power of Now /// Eckhart Tolle
BE HERE NOW /// Ram Dass
The Doors of Perception /// Aldous Huxley
Prometheus Rising /// Robert Anton Wilson
Start Your Own Religion /// Timothy Leary
Lucid Dreaming: Gateway to the Inner Self /// Robert Waggoner
Demian /// Hermann Hesse
The Center of the Cyclone: An Autobiography of Inner Space /// John C. Lilly
A New Earth /// Eckhart Tolle
Be Yourself, Save the World
Our mission is worldwide, so our company is too. Joining our team is as easy as making the choice to do what you love and love what you do. We want everyone to make a contribution because everyone has something unique to offer. Have an idea for a new Time-Peace? Send it over and maybe we can make it. Good idea for a shirt? Maybe people will want to wear it. Got something to say? We want to hear it.
The more people living the dream, the closer we are to experiencing a peaceful reality. Let's create a world where people live in peace and nobody resists what is. A place where we only emit love and everyone appreciates the beauty of the present moment while living to make it better for us all. Together, we can make anything happen. So you're the DreamTeam's first pick, what will your position be?
Let us know how you can help spread the peace by contacting us at Now@time-peace.org.
Happy NOW Year Dreamers
Happy Holidays Dreamers! In celebration of the most wonderful time of the year, we're giving everyone who buys a LightWarrior on the Time-Peace store from Now through New Years a free print of Benjamin Phillips' masterpeace Yggdrasilkin!
New Time-Peace crop tops and baseball cut t-shirt's are also available just in time for the Holidays! Get free shipping to anywhere in the Universe with the promo code INTERGALACTIC.
EnLIGHTenment on Your Wrist
The primary function of your Time-Peace is not to tell you the clock time, but to remind you to be present in the only moment that ever exists - Now. We're trying to help people free themselves from the effects of psychological time, the energy created when you resist or disassociate yourself from the present moment to stress or worry about the past or future. However, we can still use clock time as a tool to function in everyday society.
Video by Omega Boy /// Music by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
This week we were fortunate enough to chat with Tim Holtom, nephew of Gerald Holtom, the designer of the original international peace sign in 1958. In December of 2012, Tim synchronistically found TP on Facebook and sent us a message about how his uncle would have approved of the Time-Peace symbol. Needless to say, we were super excited about the opportunity to pick Tim's brain...
Time-Peace: What were your uncle's intentions behind the meaning and symbolism of the original peace sign?
Tim Holtom: Initially, since the symbol was created for the CND (Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament) Organization, it was designed with that in mind, and signifies the semaphore for ND:“Nuclear Disarmament.”
TP: How do you think the current peace sign has affected human consciousness?
TH: At best, it still represents a call for peace and it continues to be displayed with that end in mind. However, as we all know, it has recently become more of a fashion icon that people casually wear without necessarily sharing the deeply held philosophy behind it. Still, I am grateful for its status in any context, whether it be displayed on a piece of jewelry, or on a canvas bag, or any such item - perhaps it carries a message subliminally that resonates in the subconscious of humankind.
TP: Why do you think the symbol was kept that way and not flipped right side up?
TH: When the signs were first employed, at the Aldermaston March in 1958, they were displayed on what were affectionately referred to as “lollipops” which were carried by protesters during the demonstration - this was the first time they had been seen in public, and although my uncle was later inspired to flip the design over, alas, it was too late to adjust all the placards, banners, and lollipops in time for the occasion, so the inverted symbol became a footnote reflecting a metamorphosis in the peace concept, an expansion, if you will, from the limited goal of nuclear disarmament towards “UNILATERAL” Disarmament, UD in semaphore, which is what the inverted sign would stand for.
TP: In your opinion, how could flipping the peace sign help change the world?
TH: My thought is that in addition to the inverted sign representing UD, it might also signify an illustration of a human being raising his arms above his head in a gesture of either celebration of life, or, possibly even, surrender, with the body language suggesting a kind of look over here at me stance, I carry no weapons, I am “disarmed”, I threaten no one, I am free, my hands carry no weapons, I am alive and I have no intention of defending myself, I am here at your mercy, unencumbered, vulnerable, true to the concept of “turning the other cheek”, and perhaps hinting at the motif within the concept and images contained in the symbolism of Yggdrasilkin, the Tree of Life, that exists free of the constraints of time and space, in a zen-like mindset, at PEACE with the universe, accepting that LOVE and LIFE are eternally intertwined, and growing ever stronger, and that our existence on this planet is only worthwhile and meaningful if we can discover peace at the core of our human state, that our true state of being has now reached a point where we have the capacity to realize that we are now fully evolved and ready to embrace an unconditional dedication to living in PEACE, no longer bound by our former primal, fight/flight warrior like mentality that has for too long held us in bondage, programmed to continue the incessant fight for survival that has consumed mankind for generation after generation infecting us with intolerance and inducing us to commit abhorrent acts of aggression against one another. This attitude that would continue to distort the undermine our sole purpose for being here should be decreed redundant henceforth; no longer should we pay homage to such a primeval model of existence.
TP: What would your uncle have thought of the Time-Peace symbol?
TH: I am certain he would have LOVED it, unreservedly; to me, it represents everything he stood for, and I am sad he didn't live long enough to witness and, indeed, endorse your most excellent design. Perhaps, in some other dimension, he is smiling down at you, eh...
TP: What are your thoughts on TP's four universal principles? (Time is an illusion, Perception creates reality, Everything is interconnected, The Universe is in alignment)
TH: Wonderful - a perfect nutshell ensemble that contains the four kernels of truth that we need to move to the next stage in our evolutionary journey. We are at the beginning of the New Era, the planets are arranged, and the party is about to start. No Time, No Space, No Separation - All is One - All is LOVE!!!
TP: If your uncle had a chance to look through our entire collection, which Time-Peace would he would wear?
TH: My wife, Ronda, and I have perused the collection and have come up with three possibilities:
TP: Last question... If Bedeekin and your uncle sat down for pizza and ice cream, what do you think they'd talk about?
TH: Of course I cannot know for sure, but perhaps such subjects as "the lonely sea and the sky", French cuisine, Dylan Thomas, Bertrand Russell, Eckhart Tolle, the Montgolfier Brothers, organic farming, solar power, Saab, architecture, philosophy, physics, zen and the art of hydrofoil maintenance, and, no doubt, where to get a great glass of red wine...and, of course, laughter would abound.
TP: Thank you so much Tim. This has been amazing, we truly appreciate it.
TH: Thank you for providing me this opportunity to consider all this - it has been warming to my heart to spend time contemplating how my Uncle Gerry might have liked me to answer your questions; I hope I have done his memory justice!