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Project Venture Philanthropy: A Grand Social Hyperstitious Experiment
When the American Dream Became an American Prayer
The movie will begin in five moments
The mindless voice announced
All those unseated will await the next show
We filed slowly, languidly into the hall
The auditorium was vast and silent
As we seated and were darkened, the voice continued
The program for this evening is not new
You've seen this entertainment through and through
You've seen your birth your life and death
You might recall all of the rest
Did you have a good world when you died?
Enough to base a movie on?
Songwriter: Jim Morrison
Do you know the warm progress under the stars?
Do you know we exist?
Have you forgotten the keys to the kingdom
Have you been borne yet and are you alive?
Let's reinvent the gods, all the myths of the ages
Celebrate symbols from deep elder forests
Have you forgotten the lessons of the ancient war
We need great golden copulations….
…. O great creator of being grant us one more hour
To perform our art and perfect our lives
The moths and atheists are doubly divine and dying
We live, we die and death not ends it….
….We have assembled inside this ancient and insane theatre
To propagate our lust for life and flee the swarming wisdom of the streets
The barns are stormed, the windows kept and only one of all the rest
To dance and save us with the divine mockery of words
Music inflames temperament
When the true King's murderers are allowed to roam
Free a 1000 Magicians arise in the land
Where are the feasts we are promised
Where is the wine The New Wine
Dying on the vine
Songwriter: Jim Morrison
The term "hyperstition" was coined by the British philosopher Nick Land and the Cybernetic Culture Research Unit (CCRU) in the 1990s. It is a portmanteau of "hyper-" (meaning beyond, excessive, or above) and "superstition" (meaning an irrational belief or practice).
Hyperstition is a concept used to describe a form of collective belief or cultural narrative that has the power to shape reality, even if it is not objectively real or tangible. It suggests that ideas and beliefs can become "real" by being collectively imagined and acted upon, leading to a self-fulfilling prophecy.
In some ways, hyperstition is similar to the concept of a "meme" in that it is a self-replicating idea that spreads through culture and can influence behavior. However, hyperstition tends to have a more overtly mystical or occult connotation, and often involves the creation of mythic or fictional narratives that are believed to have real-world effects.
Overall, hyperstition is a complex and multifaceted concept that has been explored in a variety of philosophical and cultural contexts, and is often associated with contemporary discussions of postmodernism, cyberculture, and the occult.
It’s May 11th, 2023 EST and 2 nights ago my wife found something I hadn’t seen in a very long time, which reminded me of the term hyperstition. We came to visit my folks in NJ after being out of the States for about 5 years.
She found a printed copy of the vision and mission that began for me in 2008 when I was compelled to write the aforementoned screenplay, Einstein’s Last Request. In 2010, before I went on this journey that continues today as I write this, I went to Mindvalley’s inauguaral ‘Awesomeness Fest,’ and crazy me put my screenplay and the following on USB Business Cards.
I don’t think anyone ever saw what was on these cards.
Nonetheless, re-reading these words of mine, these intentions, this mission, this dream… I am proud of myself for putting in the devotion and focus as to this day we move closer to realizing a version of what you will read below, and what has evolved over the years.
There’s a lot more to share about how this all has evolved but for now, I am appreciating the Hyperstitious among us, and celebrating you.
Let’s go back to 2010 and see where the Syntony Times began…
Project Venture Philanthropy was born from the pages of my first feature-length screenplay called Einstein’s Last Request. Within the script, the main character… an alter ego of mine… decides to become an international venture philanthropist with his recently inherited fortune. Existentially, this character is no different from me here in reality.
Nonetheless, there is quite a difference in our life circumstances. Unlike me, my character has a multi-billion dollar fortune to help him co-create the grandest vision he can imagine for the world. This plot device allowed me to imagine and dream in a manner that I could not allow myself to partake in here in our three dimensional world. I knew that the journey my fictional doppelganger was going to embark on was not any different than one I myself might take when I achieve similar circumstances… in heart, mind and spirit.
My character decides to stage and fund a 7-day charity rock concert festival where all profits are used to create, build and sustain an international orphanage in America, as well as creating a plethora of well-paying part time and full time career opportunities. This character does not recoup one cent in profit or for expenses he is inviting the world to attend the concert, invest their money and become partners in saving children and creating jobs.
As I was writing the script and imagining its production… something changed. I call it Social Magik. I realized that I could approach the vision from a different perspective through transforming my intention of producing a film with a social message into creating a vehicle for social change in our world… as well as on the screen. I became enthralled with blurring, distorting and ultimately erasing the lines between art imitating life and life imitating art.
Why simply create a fictional charity concert festival and fictional international orphanage with fictional jobs when I can create them here in our every-day reality? So, Einstein’s Last Request has become my quest to transcend the divide between the message and the messenger. Project Venture Philanthropy was born with the idea that I, (not my alter ego), could in fact build a grand social experiment where music fans around the world can unite for an almost unprecedented live music event that collaborates their purchase of tickets, memorabilia, concessions, lodging, etc.- with the musicians donating their time to create a huge orphanage and many jobs along with it. I am pledging like my character to earn not one cent from this endeavor, every dollar raised is used as intended to create, build and sustain the orphanage.
The concert festival will serve as a major component of film production and now, (rather than Einstein’s Last Request being an ordinary fictional drama), in grand Social Magik fashion, the film transforms into a fictional drama based on a true story. Every dollar from the film’s receipts will also be donated directly to the orphanage. The concert festival will take place annually and provide the funds to continue to maintain and evolve the orphanage. Two of the most vital aspects of the project include creating ‘green’ & sustainable solutions for all of our efforts & the opportunity to create within the orphanage a model for an integral education and redefining the American educational system.
I am going to fund this project with donations from Philanthropists who also do not earn a cent, but become the Angel Investors and co-creators in one of the first 21st century examples of Social Magik and Venture Philanthropy. The American Dream must be re-imagined and reinvigorated. Art can truly imitate life and life imitate art!
7 CORE GOALS
Each goal is interdependent upon the others. These Goals are the individual parts, when integrated, which add up to a greater whole; a single, unified vision:
GOAL #1 Create The Moksha Non-Profit Foundation
GOAL #2 Stage a Charity Rock Concert Festival
GOAL #3 Create Jobs and Boost Local Economy
GOAL #4 Use ‘Green’ and Sustainable Solutions
GOAL #5 Inspire Others and Be An Example
GOAL #6 Create a Model Educational Program Within The Orphanage GOAL #7 Write, Produce and Direct My Film, ‘Einstein’s Last Request’
Create The Moksha Nonprofit Foundation
The Foundation and the EIE Initiative, (EIE is an acronym for Experience-Integral-Education), are both modeled after their fictional counterparts found in my screenplay for ‘Einstein’s Last Request’. It is my highest intention to allocate every single dollar earned from the annual Charity Rock Concert Festival, (also known as The New Jerusalem Concert Festival, acronym NJCF). The initial festival will be designed and created to provide the initial start-up costs and then each annual festival will be used to maintain, expand, improve and sustain the EIE Initiative. I will not earn one cent of personal income from any revenue stream created through the Festivals. Every single dollar is spent directly for the benefit of the Foundation. It is my greatest hope to find investors who feel the same, as far as Festival revenue is concerned.
The EIE Initiative is solely concerned with uniting orphaned children from around the world into a safe, free environment where they can grow up together, get an integral education and find the freedom to follow their own bliss. The Initiative will focus first on children from Israel and Palestine as the film depicts in order to emphasize the symbolic power of unity conquering division.
“The way to find out about your happiness is to keep your mind on those moments when you really are happy–not excited, not just thrilled, but deeply happy. This requires a little bit of self analysis. What is it that makes you happy? Stay with it, no matter what people tell you. This is what I call, ‘following your bliss.’ if you do follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you. And the life that you ought to be living, is the one you are living. Wherever you are, if you are following your bliss, you are enjoying that refreshment, that life within you, all the time. When you can see that, you begin to meet people who are in the field of your bliss, and they open doors for you. I say, follow your bliss and don’t be afraid, and doors will open where you didn’t know they were going to be.”
By Joseph Campbell
Five years from the inaugural Festival, the EIE Initiative and its success will stand as the corner-stone upon which a greater endeavor is created called The New Jerusalem Universe-City, (acronym NJUC), which will expand The Moksha Foundation into a Living City based on the plans of architect Frank Lloyd Wright. The City and Universe-City will be committed to research and technological innovation for various aspects of science, consciousness, philanthropy and social evolution.
The Universe-City will pay homage to the Esalen Institute and partner with the Integral Movement spearheaded by Ken Wilber and his Institute. Along with Mental Health, scientific research will include areas like Quantum Gravity and Quantum Computing, Cetacean Research, and much more.
The Universe-City and Living City will be designed to create as many well-paying jobs as possible. They will function as a co-operative between citizens, students and employees as shareholders. Health Insurance and Business Loans will be designed for maximum effect but without a profit in mind. The Health Care will be designed to simply pay for itself, nothing more-nothing less. PLEASE NOTE: All Funds necessary for this expansion will come from me and private donors. The EIE and Moksha Foundation will always take 100% of the gross revenue from the Charity Rock Concert Festivals! The Universe-City is separate and related but privately funded.
Stage a Charity Rock Concert Festival
The New Jerusalem Concert Festival simultaneously exists as a set piece for Film production, a stand-alone event designed to earn funds for The Moksha Non-Profit Foundation and its’ EIE Initiative and its’ infrastructure will form the foundation for the Foundation. The cost to stage this Concert Festival will be part of the Film’s overall budget; BUT we will be charging people to attend. The Concert attendees, performers, employees, etc- will all double as peripheral cast members. Tickets will be available for single shows, for packages and there will be a camping area and land for housing and other donation-creating ideas.
My intent is to create Social Magik: this includes an amazing live musical experience for both performers and audiences and this will be achieved through my design for special set-lists where the bands play 2-3 shows over the week.
They will all perform an acoustic set, as well as their greatest hits as voted on by the fans ahead of time.
Some bands will also play a special late night show comprised of 1 or 2 of their complete albums in order and/or a curtain call of their choice.
On Saturday, there will be an all-star jam with many of the artists and some surprises. They’ll play their favorite covers including each other’s songs.
At night, the musicians will cover a different icon every hour i.e. 5 PM Bob Marley, 7PM the Rolling Stones, then The Doors and finally The Beatles into the night.
On Sunday night, Pink Floyd will reunite for a performance of The Wall to close out the Festival.
The Concert Festival will be staged and modeled after the Free Tibet Concert Series staged by The Beastie Boys between 1996 and 2004 and current festivals like Coachella and Bonnaroo.
The Artists and their crews will be provided private lodging, food and other amenities in return for their performances. They will be providing their time and talents as donations to the Foundation. As thanks for their donation, the artists will be offered lucrative deals for future solo concerts where they receive a much larger than usual percentage of profits with the Foundation receiving the rest. When we stage these solo concerts, I will only take from the gross profit what it cost to produce the show. I will not earn a single dollar from these shows; these events are designed exclusively to thank the performers for their participation in the New Jerusalem Concert Festival and to continue raising money for the Moksha Foundation.
The Grand Social Experiment is being undertaken by me, the musicians and the public. It is crucial that the fans attending, purchasing related material and the world understand that their money is going directly in gross profit for the EIE Initiative. My aim is to prove what the collective imagination and will can create together as well as how beautifully money can be donated and invested.
The Festival will hold small and large forums to discuss with Concert Attendees and the World what their money is going towards. There will also be a lecture series with Nobel Winners, scientists, etc.- as well as week-long seminars on creating social entrepreneurs, green energy and sustainable life-styles.
I will mass market the Festival to raise donations in such ways as: DVD, ITunes, CDs, Merchandise, Concessions, Copyrights, Trademarks, Pay-Per-View, auctions of the artists’ guitars, etc.-
During the Festival, large video screens will highlight the money being raised as it comes in and the world will be able to see where it’s being allocated to build the EIE Initiative. For example, concessions will be for teacher salaries- ticket sales will be for building structures and supplies- Memorabilia and products to create the other necessary jobs.
NEW JERUSALEM CONCERT FESTIVAL 2012
DAY 1 – MONDAY
STAGE 1 @2PM 2HRS Beck Acoustic
STAGE 2 @4:20PM 2HRS Pearl Jam Acoustic
STAGE 1 @6:45PM 2HRS Phish 1 Album + Encore
STAGE 2 @9:30PM 2HRS David Bowie 1 Album
STAGE 1 @12AM 2HRS+ U2 Opening Night Set Voted On By Fans
DAY 2 – TUESDAY
STAGE 1 @2PM 2HRS Sufjan Stevens Acoustic
STAGE 2 @4:20PM 2HRS BECK Greatest Hits Voted By Fans
STAGE 1 @6:45PM 2 HRS Bon Jovi 1 Album + Encore
STAGE 2 @9:30PM 2HRS U2 Acoustic (Covers)
STAGE 1 @12AM 2HRS+ Pearl Jam 2 Albums + Encore
DAY 3 – WEDNESDAY
STAGE 1 @2PM 2HRS PHISH Acoustic
STAGE 2 @4:20PM 2HRS Bruce Springsteen 1 Album + Encore
STAGE 1 @6:45PM 2HRS Jane’s Addiction Acoustic
STAGE 2 @9:30PM 2 HRS David Bowie Acoustic
STAGE 1 @12AM 2HRS+ Grateful Dead Opening Night Set Voted On By Fans
DAY 4- THURSDAY
STAGE 1 @2PM 2HRS Band Of Horses 2 Albums
STAGE 2 @4:20PM 2HRS Radiohead Acoustic
STAGE 1 @6:45PM 2HRS The White Stripes Acoustic
STAGE 2 @9:30PM 2 HRS Bruce Springsteen Acoustic
STAGE 1 @12AM 2HRS+ U2 2 Albums + Encore
DAY 5 - FRIDAY
STAGE 1 @2PM 2HRS Sufjan Stevens 2 Albums
STAGE 2 @4:20PM 2HRS Grateful Dead Acoustic Set
STAGE 1 @6:45PM 2HRS Phish Set Voted On By Fans
STAGE 2 @9:30PM 2HRS The White Stripes 2 Albums + Encore
STAGE 1 @12AM 2HRS+ Radiohead Greatest Hits Voted By Fans
DAY 6 – SATURDAY
STAGE 1 @1PM–5PM Various Artists + Surprise Guests All Star Jam & Covers
STAGE 2 @7PM Various Artists Cover Bob Marley
STAGE 1 @9PM Phish Cover The Who
STAGE 2 @12AM Various Artists Cover The Beatles
SUNDAY– DAY 7
STAGE 1 @1PM–7 PM Various Artists Acoustic Jams + Covers + Space
STAGE 2 @7PM Radiohead – 2 Albums + Encore
STAGE 2 @10PM Rage Against The Machine – 1st Album + Encore
STAGE 1 @12AM Pink Floyd Reunited For The Wall
Every night after the midnight show; Perry Farrell’s ‘song yet to be sung’ will be played over PA with video screen shows… In-between sets will be Jim Morrison’s ‘An American Prayer’ and audio/visual montages from philosophers, scientists, social entrepreneurs, etc.
INTERLUDE: THE EVIDENCE
Where the "Billionaire Giving Pledge" Meets the Rest of Us
By Stephanie Risa Stein
Aug 9, 2010, 02:41 PM EDT|Updated Dec 6, 2017
“By now, I am sure you have heard about the Giving Pledge. Warren Buffett and Bill Gates, along with 38 other billionaires, have set a remarkable example for mankind. Making a commitment to donate half of their fortunes to charity is more than admirable, and beautifully exemplifies what positive things people can do for the world with their hard-earned money. Many of the wealthy elite who have taken the pledge have been active in philanthropy long before this, and rightly so. Because of their financial success, these billionaire families have a unique opportunity, some would say even an obligation and responsibility, to give back to their communities and help those less fortunate. But what about the rest of us? I am sure there are individuals who, upon hearing about the Giving Pledge, figure the world's pressing issues are now being taken care of by the rich and therefore, they are absolved of responsibility. Surely this is not the case.
This exciting and unprecedented initiative begs the question, can the Giving Pledge be translated to the masses? Charitable giving is a basic value for everyone, not only for the wealthy. But how can ordinary people involve themselves in a meaningful way? Since most people are not billionaires or even millionaires, for that matter, how can we, as a society, follow the Giving Pledge within the framework of what we can afford? Think micro, not macro, and embrace the small donations. Even what may seem like a minimal gift to one person may be a significant percentage of income for someone else.
No matter how large or small the donation, if it is put to good use by a nonprofit organization, important things can be accomplished. Even a small contribution can make a big impact on someone in need. Our mantra at Philanthropic Capital Advisors is, "You always get more than you give." Research shows that making a donation of even just $1, volunteering your time or simply doing a good deed that touches another person's life in a positive way, can be as beneficial to your heart and soul as it is for the actual recipient. The simple act of giving, whether of money or time, is in itself a rewarding experience. "We do not have to be super rich to participate in philanthropy," says Eli Shaharab an expert in global fundraising and family foundation management. "Today, with the interconnectedness of the world through the Internet and technology, every dollar is part of a bigger campaign and each person can make a tremendous difference." The fundraising efforts in response to the tragedies in Haiti and Chile earlier this year showcased the potential of "e-giving", with its use of text messaging, YouTube videos and Facebook applications.
These modern innovations are a powerful way to rally donors wherever they are, as well as to reach a growing number of younger givers, who have less dispensable income but who are just as passionate. The power of the collective was also on display after the earthquake in Haiti when the entire world joined in to help -- through donations, humanitarian aid and efforts on the ground. The dramatic outpouring of support from across the globe was truly inspiring. People from all walks of life -- musicians, teachers, CEO's, farmers, actors, union workers, you name it -- all felt part of a global campaign regardless of whether they donated $1 or $100,000 or $1 million. Jane Smith from Main Street with her $10 gift felt the same sense of satisfaction as the famous singer and rich philanthropist who each gave a six-figure contribution. So I am proposing a new effort that follows in the footsteps of the 40 billionaires, but scales it down for the rest of us. Let's call it the "Everyman Giving Pledge." (Or, for the women out there, the "Everywoman Giving Pledge.")
Here's how it works: Make a pact with the people in your life to donate time or money to a worthy organization that you choose together. It will be more fun and effective if you do it as part of a group or social network. Engage your family and loved ones in the spirit of giving at whatever level is comfortable for you. Become a role model and lead the way to making philanthropy a tradition among your circle of friends, relatives and colleagues. Ask folks from your community, synagogue, church, workplace, golf and tennis club, children's school, book salon or weekly poker game, to sign on and join you for the "everyman" version of the giving pledge. Regardless of the dollar figure, the new vision for philanthropy sees charity as an investment -- an investment in making the world a better place. Become part of something bigger than yourself, share what you have with others, show you care about our planet, influence the people in your life to do good...and give, give, give. Commit to donating $1, $10 or $100, or volunteering a few hours a month -- any amount of time or money that feels right for you. Do it in person or on Facebook -- wherever, with whomever. Just pledge to do it and then make it happen. You will be glad you did.”
Stephanie Risa Stein is the Founder & Managing Director of Philanthropic Capital Advisors (PCA), a global management firm that specializes in venture philanthropy and charitable investments. Through her work with PCA, Stephanie brings family foundation s, corporations, philanthropists and NGO's together to do good.
Create Jobs and Boost Local Economy
Create well-paying temporary, seasonal, permanent and specialist job opportunities as well as a comprehensive intern, mentor and volunteer program. I intend to create these jobs through Film production and Concert productions and the necessary employees to run The Moksha Foundation and the EIE Initiative. A plethora of general and specialized career opportunities will emerge, expand and evolve as time passes.
Job opportunities via Concert, Film and Foundation:
The Concerts will provide temporary jobs and future seasonal jobs.
Between lodging, food, supplies, transportation, security, etc- local communities will see revenue bumps and national/international companies like airlines and hotel chains will also see ‘minor’ but consistent bumps if they partner with me and provide good solid deals for my concert goers.
The Film production will provide temporary but substantial jobs.
The FOUNDATION will create permanent jobs:
Child Care Specialists
Construction, Janitorial, Utilities
Various other positions and specialties
The future edifice of the aforementioned Living City and New Jerusalem Universe-City will also provide a plethora of permanent job opportunities and create new revenue streams for local economies.
Use ‘Green’ and Sustainable Solutions
All buildings, living systems and food supplies will be constructed in the spirit of sustainability and ‘Green’ ideas.
The concert venue, concessions, merchandising will all be conceived and built to exemplify alternative solution.
Inspire Others and Be An Example
Inspire others and set myself as an example of success and prove quantitatively that a vision purely originating in the imagination can transform into a Social Reality. With success, I gain a platform from which to speak upon. I want to ‘walk the walk – not talk the talk’! My primary wish for the world is to simply inspire people, especially the youth with my version of the 10 commandments. In undertaking this challenge and taking these steps, my intention is to manifest my own vision and integrate it onto the world stage as A Grand Social Experiment in Social Magik. The effect of seeing someone average like me turn dreams into realities cannot be under estimated. If I can provide 1/10th the exhilaration, inspiration and passion that some of my artistic, philosophical and spiritual heroes have provided me through their works, then success is already guaranteed.
Here is a simple list of 10 thoughts that I would like to share with others:
ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE
DON’T LET PEOPLE STAND IN WAY OF YOUR DREAMS
RISE ABOVE THE NEGATIVITY
THINK FOR YOURSELF
TRANSCEND THE DOUBTERS AND CYNICS
FIND FRIENDS & MENTORS THAT SUPPORT YOU WHETHER THEY BE IMMEDIATE FAMILY, FRIENDS OR STRANGERS
THERE IS A PLACE FOR EVERYONE IN THIS WORLD
SUCCESS CAN BE ACHIEVED BY THE INDIVIDUAL BUT ONLY WHEN THE MANY SUCCEED TO
LOVE IS THE ANSWER
EVOLUTION IS REVOLUTION
TEAR DOWN THE WALLS
INTERLUDE: THE EVIDENCE
The following is Paraphrased From:
Stephen King received dozens of rejections for his first novel, CARRIE; he kept them tidily nailed to a spike under a timber in his bedroom. One of the publishers sent Mr. King's rejection with these words: we are not interested in science fiction which deals with negative utopias. They do not sell. William Golding’s LORD OF THE FLIES was rejected by 20 publishers. According to one publisher, THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK was scarcely worth reading: the girl doesn't, it seems to me, have a special perception or feeling which would lift that book above the 'curiosity' level.
15 publishers (other than this dope) also rejected THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK. In an act of almost unparalled stupidity, one publisher wrote of Joseph Heller’s CATCH-22: I haven’t the foggiest idea about what the man is trying to say…apparently the author intends it to be funny – possibly even satire – but it is really not funny on any intellectual level.
J.k. Rowling, author of HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER’S (LATER SORCEROR’S) STONE was rejected by a dozen publishers, including biggies like Penguin and Harpercollins. Bloomsbury, a small London publisher, only took it on at the behest of the ceo’s eight-year old daughter, who begged her father to print the book. God bless you, sweetheart.
One publisher rejected George Orwell’s submission, ANIMAL FARM, with these words: it is impossible to sell animal stories in the USA. One publisher exclaimed in the rejection letter for William Faulkner’s book, SANCTUARY: good god, I can’t publish this!
G. Spencer Brown Said:
To arrive at the simplest truth, as Newton knew and practiced, requires years of contemplation. Not activity. Not reasoning. Not calculating. Not busy behavior of any kind. Not reading. Not talking. Not making an effort. Not thinking. Simply bearing in mind what it is one needs to know. And yet those with the courage to tread this path to real discovery are not only offered practically no guidance on how to do so, they are actively discouraged and have to set about it in secret, pretending meanwhile to be diligently engaged in the frantic diversions and to conform with the deadening personal opinions which are continually being thrust upon them.
Einstein the Nobody by David Bodanis
13 April 1901
Professor Wilhelm Ostwald University of Leipzig Leipzig, Germany
Esteemed Herr Professor!
Please forgive a father who is so bold as to turn to you, esteemed Herr Professor, in the interest of his son. I shall start by telling you that my son Albert is 22 years old, that ... he feels profoundly unhappy with his present lack of position, and his idea that he has gone off the tracks with his career & is now out of touch gets more and more entrenched each day. In addition, he is oppressed by the thought that he is a burden on us, people of modest means.... I have taken the liberty of turning [to you] with the humble request to ... write him, if possible, a few words of encouragement, so that he might recover his joy in living and working. If, in addition, you could secure him an Assistant's position for now or the next autumn, my gratitude would know no bounds.... I am also taking the liberty of mentioning that my son does not know anything about my unusual step.
I remain, highly esteemed Herr Professor, your devoted
From the collected papers of Albert Einstein, Volume I. No answer from Professor Ostwald was ever received.
Create a Model Educational Program Within The Orphanage
Creating the EIE Initiative and Orphanage presents an opportunity to re-create a model for the American educational system. The education will be based on an integral model as well as focused on teaching kids how to plan their lives, not their careers.
Learning how to think, not what to think.
Experiencing each other’s cultural differences
Creating socially conscious entrepreneurs, innovators, scientists and artists. - Introducing a wide variety of spiritual embodiment practices. - Mentor Programs.
Internships and Volunteer Programs.
Write, Produce and Direct My Film
‘EINSTEIN’S LAST REQUEST’ Based On A True Story
How To Proceed:
Excerpts taken from Think And Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
The Fourth Step toward Riches
THERE are two kinds of knowledge. One is general, the other is specialized. General knowledge, no matter how great in quantity or variety it may be, is of but little use in the accumulation of money. The faculties of the great universities possess, in the aggregate, practically every form of general knowledge known to civilization. Most of the professors have but little or no money. They specialize on teaching knowledge, but they do not specialize on the organization, or the use of knowledge.
KNOWLEDGE will not attract money, unless it is organized, and intelligently directed, through practical PLANS OF ACTION, to the DEFINITE END of accumulation of money. Lack of understanding of this fact has been the source of confusion to millions of people who falsely believe that “knowledge is power.” It is nothing of the sort!
Knowledge is only potential power. It becomes power only when, and if, it is organized into definite plans of action, and directed to a definite end.
This “missing link” in all systems of education known to civilization today, may be found in the failure of educational institutions to teach their students HOW TO ORGANIZE AND USE KNOWLEDGE AFTER THEY ACQUIRE IT. Many people make the mistake of assuming that, because Henry Ford had but little “schooling,” he is not a man of “education.” Those who make this mistake do not know Henry Ford, nor do they understand the real meaning of the word “educate.” That word is derived from the Latin word “educo,” meaning to educe, to draw out, to DEVELOP FROM WITHIN. An educated man is not, necessarily, one who has an abundance of general or specialized knowledge. An educated man is one who has so developed the faculties of his mind that he may acquire anything he wants, or its equivalent, without violating the rights of others. Henry Ford comes well within the meaning of this definition.
Before you can be sure of your ability to transmute DESIRE into its monetary equivalent, you will require SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE of the service, merchandise, or profession which you intend to offer in return for fortune. Perhaps you may need much more specialized knowledge than you have the ability or the inclination to acquire, and if this should be true, you may bridge your weakness through the aid of your “Master Mind” group.
Andrew Carnegie stated that he, personally, knew nothing about the technical end of the steel business; moreover, he did not particularly care to know anything about it. The specialized knowledge which he required for the manufacture and marketing of steel, he found available through the individual units of his MASTER MIND GROUP.
The accumulation of great fortunes calls for POWER, and power is acquired through highly organized and intelligently directed specialized knowledge, but that knowledge does not, necessarily, have to be in the possession of the man who accumulates the fortune.
The preceding paragraph should give hope and encouragement to the man with ambition to accumulate a fortune, who has not possessed himself of the necessary “education” to supply such specialized knowledge as he may require. Men some-times go through life suffering from “inferiority complexes,” because they are not men of “education.” The man who can organize and direct a “Master Mind” group of men who possess knowledge useful in the accumulation of money, is just as much a man of education as any man in the group. REMEMBER THIS, if you suffer from a feeling of inferiority, because your schooling has been limited.
Thomas A. Edison had only three months of “schooling” during his entire life. He did not lack education, neither did he die poor. Henry Ford had less than a sixth grade “schooling” but he has managed to do pretty well by himself, financially.
SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE is among the most plentiful, and the cheapest forms of service which may be had! If you doubt this, consult the payroll of any university.
IT PAYS TO KNOW HOW TO PURCHASE KNOWLEDGE
My Master Mind Group:
Concert Promotion Specialist
Tax Attorney Specialist/CPA Specializing In Non-Profit
Film Budget Specialist
Social Networking Specialists
Entrepreneurs And more….
Every Day I Remind Myself That My Inner And Outer Life Are Based On The Labors Of Other Men, Living And Dead, And That I Must Exert Myself In Order To Give In The Same Measure As I Have Received And Am Still Receiving.
During Times Of Universal Deceit, Telling The Truth Becomes A Revolutionary Act.
The Pioneers Of A Warless World Will Be The Youth Who Refuse Military Service.
Great Spirits Always Encounter Violent Opposition From Mediocre Minds.
Elliot Spitzer on cable news show describing the possibility that the American Dream is facing a new problem because there won't be enough new jobs- so as a response we must turn to helping each other to create jobs and help the economy.
BEASTIE BOYS: Intergalactic lyrics
With the tough guy style I'm not too keen
Trying to change the world, I'm going to plot and scheme
FROM JIM MORRISON’S ‘An American Prayer’
Let's reinvent the gods, all the myths of the ages, Celebrate symbols from deep elder forests [Have you forgotten the lessons of the ancient war] We need great golden copulations.... We have assembled inside this ancient & insane theatre To propagate our lust for life & flee the swarming wisdom of the streets, The barns are stormed, The windows kept & only one of all the rest, To dance & save us W/ the divine mockery of words, Music inflames temperament (When the true King's murderers are allowed to roam free a 1000 magicians arise in the land) Where are the feasts we were promised, Where is the wine-The New Wine (dying on the vine).
Who Should Invest & Why:
People who put their investment forth purely as an altruistic gesture with no concern for a return on their investment other than the proper and stated use for the Moksha Foundation and the EIE Initiative. These investors will also have first option to participate in any future For-Profit Ventures and Films with my company Moksha Unlimited, LLC.
People who put forth their investment and are interested in recouping 50% of their investment and donating the other 50% to the Foundation. These investors will follow any of the investors in category 1 with an option to participate in any future For-Profit Ventures and Films with my company Moksha Unlimited, LLC.
People who put forth their investment interested in recouping 100% of their original investment and donating the rest to the Foundation. These investors will follow those in categories 1 and 2 for future options in any future For-Profit Ventures and Films with my company Moksha Unlimited, LLC.
People who put forth investments- expect a full return- small profit.
People who put forth investments and expect a full return and a medium profit.
People who put forth investments& expect a full return &a large profit.
Multiple potential sources for Investment & Funding:
Those Parties Interested In Both Profits On The Microcosmic Scale And Compassion On A Macroscopic Level…
Film Producers/Film Industry
Concert Promoters/Music Industry
All Artistic Industries/Investors Foundations
Investors Strictly Motivated By Profits Before All Else…
Film Producers/Film Industry
Concert Promoters/Music Industry
All Artistic Industries/Investors
First, let it be stated clearly that Project Venture Philanthropy is focused squarely on earning money for The Moksha Foundation and the EIE Initiative. Please Note:
Only my personal fortune and interested private citizens will be responsible for the Foundation’s expansion into The New Jerusalem Universe-City.
The key to the kingdom lies heavily on the shoulders of the artists because if they agree to do the Concert Festival under the aforementioned conditions then financing will truly be easy to generate because these artists will undoubtedly draw big crowds, interest and hence revenue. When I get the artists to agree, investors will be lined up at the door. All people involved should not consider Project Venture Philanthropy their prime source of income or a way to maximize their own bank accounts.
When this venture succeeds, the ancillary profits for personal gain will be plentiful and those who stood with me from the beginning will be rewarded for their faith, compassion and vision. There is no question that in helping others and focusing on creating jobs that pay well, the creators themselves will always be rewarded financially because good work, charity and empathy will always create wealth for everyone involved. Long term this endeavor represents a gold mine of personal and community wealth.
The Art and Intention of transforming Creative Invention into Cultural Construction through Social Cooperation and Collaboration to transform an idea from Film into a real event, back into a film and back into more real events, thereby creating the Real Moksha Foundation and the Real EIE Initiative from Imagination into practice. This is the final piece in my plan; to transform an artistic fiction into a physical reality through the magik of movies and music and venture philanthropy.
It is my intention to transform the commercial success of the Film, the commercial success of the Concert Festival and the combined success of the Investors, Myself and the participants into a living, breathing life endeavor. The process is meant to inspire, exemplify, prove and reveal to the world’s consciousness, (especially the youth), how incorporating and enacting certain attitudes, perceptions, beliefs, individual choices, cooperation, intentions and will- we can transform a purely intellectual, artistic intention through material assets into a living breathing reality that can be lived in the world as it was imagined to be in my heart and mind and thus translated into the hearts and minds of those who participate because this simply cannot be accomplished alone. This is a Grand Social Experiment!
What will be revealed and created when these ideas are incorporated into a single vision that intentionally integrates each part into a larger whole which transcends any individual act in physical reality and any collective act of artistic creation to become a living, physical reality in time and space that the world can interact with through multiple levels of consciousness?