It is a high priority that we communicate clearly. This is especially
true when communicating with other species. Paradise Newland has
developed a technology called Language Sculpting that allows the
creation of coherent realities through the conscious use of language.
See: Language Sculpting at LanguageSculpting.htm
and What Zero Means to Me
We will create a Language Sculpting Handbook, a Book, a Video,
a CD, a DVD, all showing why and how language sculpting works
and how anyone can apply it. It will improve the clarity
of everyone's communication. In the longer term, we will
create Language Sculpting software. We envision it to be
somewhat like a spell checker program except that it offers automatic
and computer-assisted ways to improve the languaging of documents
of all kinds. We feel it would be a popular and certainly
useful program. We can improve the clarity of legal and political
speech. Think how that would improve relationships among
recognition of the Cetacea
Cetacean Commonwealth is a commonwealth of the Cetacea Nations
comprising all species of Cetacea, the mammalian order of whales
and dolphins and the Humans that support them. The Cetacean
Commonwealth was established March 7, 2002, at 1:34 AM Pacific
time and publicly introduced at Earth Day L.A. on 4-20-02.
Cetacean Commonwealth is a way for the people of the sea and the
people of the land that support them to have a voice and gain
rights for the Cetacea under human laws so they are recognized
as the sentient intelligent beings they are.
is now scientifically proven that the dolphins are self-aware,
a trait shared with humans. Since other Cetacea have even larger
brains, we conclude that the other Cetacea are self-aware as well.
They transmit information culturally across generations
and are the longest lived of all species. They have the
largest brains, include the largest creatures on Earth and have
a long history of friendship, cooperation and partnership with
humans which makes us co-species, sharing the planet.
therefore qualify as a people and with their intelligence, culture,
and sentience, are entitled to full recognition under human laws.
is a major goal of the Sirius Institute to have the Cetacean Commonwealth
recognized so that the Cetacea have standing under human law.
It will take work by attorneys and others. A milestone for
the project will be a presentation by the Cetacea before the UN
with live communications from them where they speak for themselves. See:
The Cetacean Commonwealth
& Dolphin Communication Interfaces
accomplish goals like the Cetacean Commonwealth, we need two-way
communication with the Cetacea. This will complete John
Lilly's work. Our first model of a vocoder/musical interface
is called the SongSwimmer. It consists of sound processing
hardware and software that tracks the pitch of Cetacean whistles
and converts then to computer readable form.
these techniques, we can create a vocoder, allowing the Cetacea
to speak our languages, and a sound operated computer system that
is a teaching/ communication device by which the Cetacea can show
us what they think we ought to know. A vocoder
can be arranged for them that would convert their sounds to human
language sounds. This was a major goal of Lilly's Janus
Project through the Human/Dolphin Foundation.
example, Hawaiian has 14 sounds or phonemes, the lowest number
in any language. We can assign one note or frequency
for each phoneme. When a dolphin or whale whistles
a sequence of these tones, the output will be, in this case, Hawaiian.
Similarly, English requires some 48 tones. Dr. Wayne Batteau
demonstrated part of this process for the Navy about 50 years
ago, and the dolphins had learned about 40 words in Hawaiian by
the time the project ended.
SongSwimmer will allow us to communicate and begin learning from
each other. Demonstration of this ability will support
their recognition as sentient beings under the Cetacean Commonwealth
and educate many people about their intelligence.
have tested underwater speakers of our own design, have 2 hydrophones,
and two “pitch to MIDI converter s. The speakers and
the hydrophones have been tested. The pitch to MIDI conversion
has been tested on taped dolphin & Orca sounds. We have done
live pitch to MIDI conversion with humpbacks, and the whales were
playing with the interface. See: www.planetpuna.com/CD
most of the components are done. One thing yet to be tested is
a subtraction stage that removes the speaker output from incoming
hydrophone signals to eliminate feedback. This would allow on-line,
real-time, interaction needed for the Interspecies Concert. (See
below) A binaural hydrophone is designed and needs to be built
current device has the advantage of being low-cost, in our audio
range, and off-the-shelf, and is adequate for one or two cooperative
Cetacea willing to put up with its limitations. So far, pitch
trackers track only one frequency and can be easily confused with
many parts at once.
is now possible to do all the signal processing in software. and
go beyond the current frequency response pitch to MIDI converters,
with better source localization. Since one dolphin can create
at least 4 sounds, all different, at the same time, out to
about 1 MHz frequency, we need better processing to match
their capability. To do this for a multi-part, multi-individual
situation is complex.
& Cetacean Musical Compositions & Recordings
of Cetacean communication is musical and we have determined that
the Harrison/Lucy scale is a good descriptor of their sounds.
Humpbacks also sing in and recognize different keys. Orca
pods use musical phrasing unique to their pod etc. This
brings us to the Interspecies Concert.
parts of our SongSwimmer interface we arrange that the Cetacea
can sing for us; and we will convert their own sounds to instrumental
sounds and broadcast them into the water with underwater speakers.
This has been done in test. See: The Cetacea our CD at
where the humpbacks are trigger our MIDI synthesizer in real time
while we were in a boat off Maui with the equipment. This
demonstrates the concept will work.
musicians will play along with this, and will also be heard by
the Cetacea. This is a joint creation of the Cetacea and
Humans, showing their creativity and ability as musicians. Our
friend Kendall performed at a version of this idea and some 10
humpbacks and 20 dolphins came near the shore and listened. One
possible result of this activity is a hit recording.
Whale & Dolphin Communication Stations
first step to our communication and concert goals is the
establishment of two-way communications stations. Basically,
one puts hydrophones and underwater speakers on a buoy offshore
to pick up and transmit whale sounds. An example is the Whalesong
Project at: www.whalesong.org.
We are in contact with them and they are willing to help us.
would like to place such buoys at Kehena Beach and near Richardson's
Beach in Hilo. Our vision is to have many stations.
They open up several possibilities, among them the chance for
the whales to use them to communicate with each other. We
can then listen in and learn.
estimates of the cost of a buoy for this purpose is about
$1500 up to $5-10,000 for a fully solar powered device with both
hydrophones and speakers capable of linking to the Internet.
most of our area is in a radio shadow”and too far from the
Internet backbone for things like DSL service, WiFi is the most
practical method to use and is included as a part of the Sirius
Pod Home. We are about 3 miles from a beach where the dolphins
Power FM Radio Station
would like to establish a low power FM community radio station.
It would give radio service to some 20,000 people in lower Puna,
and provide a venue for our information, our whale sound links
and other programming. One possibility is to provide a feed to
cruise ships so that they can hear the local whales and dolphins
live as they pass our island. In addition, we can establish
an Internet radio station.
Begets Wellness Program
"Wellness begets Wellness" program is about systematically,
intentionally, intelligently and consciously setting about to
create and provide what it takes to assure that every child that
we can reach, everyone about to be a mom is hanaied, and
is included as a member of the 'pod', a dolphin/whale term that
relates to how they live together and raise their children, from
which we are learning a great deal.
know much about pregnancy and birth, infancy and early childhood
development, that we could apply to every child born here from
this day on so they would have an optimal start in life and thereby
a much better likelihood for a better life in general. This in
turn would result in more benefit to themselves, to their relationships,
to their ability to be productive, balanced members of society
and also pass these qualities to their children.
birthing centers address these kinds of births for the wellbeing
of our children and our future. See:
the Hapai is to "adopt/hanai"
pregnant ladies, helping to assure that each mom feels cared for,
her and her baby's needs met, before, during and after birth.
Especially on this island, where 'ice' and 'crack' and other drug/alcohol
use is rampant, and the economy is slack, we have a larger percentage
of people needing such attention and caring.
the outcomes in adulthood are so closely linked to the birth experience,
we know that improvement at this stage of a child's life is most
important. We can easily reduce the future consequences
and costs of health care and reduce needs for police and the like
just by insuring proper birth and rearing especially of those
considered high risk. Compared to the alternative of leaving
the situation alone, it is more socially and cost effective.
the grace of birth
Many years of work in the Black Sea and elsewhere, including early
Hawaii, have shown that water birth is beneficial. With
their therapeutic capability the dolphins can help insure an optimal
is an ideal place for such a Dolphin-Attended Water and Natural
(DAWN) Birth Center. We show a potential area that is close
to what we envision. See: www.planetpuna.com/hdh
(aerial view below)
birth experience is fundamental to the quality of our children's
future lives. It is now known that underwater birth is often
better for the mother and the baby. This is established by some
30 years of work starting with Igor Charkofsky, Michel Odent,
M.D., Estelle Meyers, Gowri Motha, M.D. and others. In fact,
birthing with the dolphins has been an ancient indigenous practice
here and in other cultures. Such births were done up till
at least 1937 by Hawaiians.
is therefore evident that underwater birth with the dolphins is
an obvious and important area of research and development. There
has yet to be a facility, anywhere on Earth that easily allows
such births. Therefore, we are developing the Dolphin Assisted,
Water, Natural (DAWN) and Gentle Birth Center here in Hawai'i.
This is one of the few places (along the Puna Coastline)
where underwater birth with the free dolphins can be done.
The mild climate, the year-round availability of free dolphins,
as well as the Hawaiian cultural milieu are supportive of this
effort. We have been here for some 13 years renewing the
groundwork for all this. The Sirius Institute is
in a wonderful position to accomplish this goal.
are now receiving up to 1-2 requests per week through the Internet
from people searching for a place to birth with dolphins. People
who are deeply called to be with the dolphins search widely and
find us. This indicates there is a larger population who want
dolphin-attended births that are off the net or otherwise miss
finding us. This demonstrates there is a need for such a
facility. It is time to provide one.
Therapy has proven effective in diverse cases. More research
and validation would be useful to speed its widespread adoption.
We feel we can accomplish therapy with free dolphins, thus preserving
the dolphin's right of free choice. A review paper on this
matter can be found at: www.planetpuna.com/dp.htm
Programs in Development
Whales Great & Small
envison this as a week long celebration starting in Hilo Bay and
Puna with whale festivals, interspecies concerts, listening devices
so we can hear them live, similar to what is done on the mainland.
In combination with ceremony with our Hawaiian hosts as part of
a multi-cultural event we bring understanding and kinship between
us all. Since whales are a major tourist draw for the islands,
a celebration of this kind can attract much attention, and funding
from the tourist bureaus. Eventually, each island would participate.
Creating the Future
best way to predict the future is to build it"”
the world work
will be a series of lectures and demonstrations at the schools
and other venues to inspire the children. Education often lacks
any connection to the real world. By showing how knowledge
of science, engineering, technology can help the world be a better
place, it will inspire learning.
You Wanna Be a Rocket Scientist!
series of talks based on Dr. Michael Hyson's space program experience
showing how we can live in space and throughout the solar system.
Research & Sirius Space Ships
Michael Hyson has been invited to co-author a paper with a physicist
who has one of the best unified field theories. He is about
to publish the results of his 20 years of work in a peer-reviewed
journal. Briefly, it appears that all structures in the
universe can be described as singularities or so-called "black
holes". According to the Kerr-Newman-Haramein-Rauscher
model, all structures from quarks, electrons, protons, neutrons,
cells, our bodies, the Earth, the Sun, the Galaxy, galactic clusters,
super-clusters and the observable Universe all lie on a single
line defined by spin rate and radius!
Their conclusion is that ALL these structures satisfy the same
solution to the "black hole", equations, just at different
scales. This has implications in all areas,
and especially biology. In addition, the theory has exciting
implications for energy production and propulsion. As former
research director for Pacific American Launch Systems, I have
a strong interest in space travel possibilities. For these
reasons, I am seeking support for my time and effort so we may
work out the new biology and physics of this theory and publish