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Evolution At The Oasis Series: Article 1
EVOLUTION AT THE OASIS by Ed Jor-El Elkin, Ph.D. Evolutionary Agent and Staff Writer OASIS TV, Inc.
Evolution at the Oasis: # 1: New Age and the Internet
Welcome to the first installment of "Evolution at the Oasis".
As "Evolutionary Agent" for OASIS TELEVISION, INC., I'm honored to share with you my thoughts, ideas, and perceptions of the evolutionary journey we are all sharing as we come to the end of the 20th century, and prepare for a new millennium.
The image of an oasis works well for me. It is a place of nourishment and sanctuary in the surrounding desert where you will find refreshment to enable you to continue your journey in what sometime seems like perilous times.
Ideally, you will find here a conceptual framework that provides inspiration and rejuvenation. When everything seems to be falling apart, you will remember that often, along the evolutionary path, "breakdown precedes breakthrough", and you will pass through whatever challenge faces you and enter a new dimension on whatever your particular path happens to be.
For this framework, I want to acknowledge my primary mentor, futurist and evolutionary theorist, Barbara Marx Hubbard, a protege of Buckminster Fuller and Teilhard de Chardin, whose Foundation for the Future <
According to Barbara Hubbard, evolution proceeds in quantum leaps. One stage ends, often accompanied by a critical mass which creates the condition for the next stage to begin and so, breakdown precedes breakthrough. This appears to be true in individual lives, in families, in businesses and corporations, in societies and in history in general.
For those of you familiar with OASIS TV, Inc. the company itself is undergoing just such a transition. The original idea conceived by CEO Robert Schnitzer ....of a "New Age" cable television network is metamorphosing into something new and different ..... an Internet Web Portal ..... literally a "doorway" into the full range of "New Age" ideas, products and information relevant to, but not limited to the original categories of : Spirituality & Metaphysics, Health & Healing, Earth and Environment,World Peace, Personal Growth and Visionary Arts.
Like a caterpillar changing into a butterfly, elements of the former are incorporated into the latter, but are put into a more evolved context. For OASIS TV, Inc. the new context is the "web portal" on the internet, but by mid-July, the Oasis TV Network expects to be expand into six US Cities (West Palm Beach, FL; Seattle, WA; Boulder & Aspen, CO; Ashville, NC; Woodstock, NY) with a new one-hour program series entitled "Oasis Highlights".
To understand a bit more about the significance of OASIS presenting Internet-based New Age resources and information, I invite you to consider the Internet not only as a global communication system. but as a "Planetary Nervous System" whose complexity and function is maturing and evolving.
Therefore, there is improved coordination, not only among the parts of the "body" of Humanity but between Humanity and its environment as well.
The "New Age", despite its detractors, fosters a dream sometimes expressed as "a world that works for everyone" ... an evolved planet of beauty, abundance, health, diversity, spirituality and love.
How we get from here to there is the evolutionary journey that this writer will share , sometimes in microcosm and sometimes in macrocosm.
I intend to research and bring you stories, websites, and ideas that chronicle our shared evolution, often in the form of the people, projects and programs that bring "light" to the world where light is defined as "that which enlightens, enlivens, enriches, educates, and creates win-win solutions to problems.
I further invite you to share whatever you have found to contribute to our evolutionary growth .
I think we have reached Critical Mass. Oasis can be thought of as a catalyst that will exponentially increase our contact with each other and with the keys to a postive future for ourselves and future generations.
The Universal Greeting clearly expresses my wish for us all:
I offer you Peace, I offer you Friendship, I offer you Love. I hear your needs, I see your beauty, I feel your feelings My wisdom comes from a higher source I honor that source in you. Let's work and play together.
Please join us at the OASIS ! Your evolution awaits.
Ed Jor-El Elkin, Ph.D. Evolutionary Agent & Staff Writer OASIS TV, Inc