2 March 2010

2 Weeks Until Departure

Greetings Fellow Earthlings !!!

the Caldera Creations Blog has been revived from the depths of cybernetic undergrowth.

New visions unleashed on the world wide Web of Life ~

In 2 weeks I shall be leaving the lush sub-tropics in the midst of an unusually moist wet-season, to explore Malaysia (Sabah, Borneo), India (Auroville) & Thailand (Chiang Mai).

Follow the journey as I document ecological restoration programs in these three countries whilst also exploring more of the Earths biological treasures ...

Here is a visual taste of Last years adventure to Sumatra, Indonesia ...

The Critically Endangered Sumatran Orangutan ((Pongo abelii)

less than 6000 survive on the Island of Sumatra, Indonesia

The Sumatran Orangutan is more arboreal than its Bornean cousin; this is said to be because of the presence of large predators like the Sumatran Tiger.

The Sumatran Orangutan is more social than its Bornean counterpart. Groups of these orangutans gather to feed on the mass amount of fruiting on the fig trees

Orangutans are with an ability to reason and think. This large, gentle red ape is one of our closest relatives, sharing 97% of the same DNA as humans.

Indigenous peoples of Indonesia and Malaysia call this ape “Orang Hutan”
literally translating into English as “People of the Forest.”

An Orangutan Nest.
They are waterproof and every night they build a new one...

Below is the Sumatran Lar Gibbon (Hylobates lar vestitus),
also known as the Sumatran White-handed Gibbon

Black Giant Squirrel (Ratufa bicolor)

The steamy rainforest of Sumatra are one of the Earths truly remarkable biological 'hot-spots'. Home to distinct Sumatran species of Elephant, Tiger, Rhinoceros, as well as Gibbon, Sun-Bears, 9 species of Hornbill (we saw 5), Leopard Cats and 3 species of monkey.

Gem and I spent many days and nights trekking the rainforest,
exploring the wonders of Sumatra beneath the canopy.
Deeply immersed within the heart of a biological wonderland.

Lying back in the hot-springs, surrounded by more species I could ever poke a stick at,
was one of the most relaxing, spiritually grounding experiences of my life.

Climbing a waterfall; Lake Toba
One of the many active volcanoes on the Indonesia archipelago

and now for some inspirational Quotes:

"A human community that lives in a mutually beneficial relation with the surrounding earth is a community, we might say, that lives in truth.

The ways of speaking common to that community – the claims and beliefs that enable such reciprocity to perpetuate itself – are, in this important sense, true. They are in accord with a right relation between these people and their world.

Statements and beliefs, meanwhile, that foster violence toward the land, ways of speaking that enable the impairment or ruination of the surrounding field of beings, can be described as false ways of speaking – ways that encourage an unsustainable relation with the encompassing earth.

A civilization that relentlessly destroys the living land it inhabits is not well acquainted with truth, regardless of how many supposed facts it has amassed regarding the calculable properties of its world.

- David Abram


The human drama is reaching its denouement. The great unveiling is approaching, a time when the power structures of the world begin to crumble and people of the heart sing out a new truth. Many voices are joining the chorus, many feet are walking the path, many minds are dreaming possibilities for a magnificent future. For beneath the crises that are looming at every level of civilization, the global heart is awakening, beating out the rhythm of a new and glorious dance, calling us to a better way of living.

- Anodea Judith


Our divine mission on earth is to transform our lives. To allow the purity of our heart to inspire joy and nourish our soul. Awaken to who you truly are and the dance of your spirit will be one of ethereal exploration and life changing insight. Live with abundance and joy as you connect with the light and create powerful intentions. Life is a sacred altar and our prayers are gifts of love. Let us pray!

- Micheal Teal


"You have noticed that everything as Indian does is in a circle, and that is because the Power of the World always works in circles, and everything tries to be round.....

The Sky is round, and I have heard that the earth is round like a ball, and so are all the stars. The wind, in its greatest power, whirls. Birds make their nest in circles, for theirs is the same religion as ours....

Even the seasons form a great circle in their changing, and always come back again to where they were. The life of a human is a circle from childhood to childhood,
and so it is
in everything where power moves.

- Black Elk



Jen said...

Hey Paul! Good on you for getting out there and living your dream. Keep having fun.
C. Bluefields.

Scheherazade's Den said...

This is incredible bro, an amazing mix of inspiration, science, beauty, and intergalactic truths - lovin' your take on life and its diverse forms - keep doing what you do, i'll always read it...
X Carls