UPDATE! We are thrilled to report that our documentary/book/screenplay venture “THE FIRST FIFTY YEARS: Freedom and Friendship at Plymouth Plantation” is rolling! We have just filmed the first interview for the documentary film aspect of the project.We are grateful to the friends and supporters who donated over $12,000 through (and beyond) our Indiegogo crowd-funding campaign. Your generosity allowed us to upgrade our video equipment to broadcast-quality production capabilities. (Canon XF300, JVC PX100, Sony RX10 joins our Panasonic GH2.)
“Have cameras, will travel…” We’re now available for hire, and the additional income will help us to realize THE FIRST FIFTY YEARS project.
The vision and mission of THE FIRST FIFTY YEARS project is to inspire America and Americans by bringing America’s origin story into balance and honoring the Mayflower Pilgrims and the Native Americans for their role in the evolution of democracy and the American mind and spirit. The project will also correct a number of misconceptions about the relationship between the Pilgrims and the Indians during the first fifty years of Plymouth Colony.
We launched the project with a talking circle at the Third Street Center in Carbondale, Colorado, just down the valley from Aspen. Two Native Americans joined the circle. They expressed two very different but highly relevant perspectives on the challenging situation we are addressing. The following week we filmed our first interview using the new equipment, with Navajo elder Mary AshkiiLgaii Wheeler (center of talking circle photo) speaking of love, unity and understanding the Oneness of all things as a pathway to healing.
Our fund-raising is ongoing. We need funds to get to New England in the spring and spend six months shooting our documentary, finishing the research and writing the screenplay.INSPIRE AMERICA! DONATE NOW!
This project it the outgrowth of a life-time of experiences and explorations for both of us who have authored the book “THE TRUST FREQUENCY: Ten Assumptions for a New Paradigm” and produced the film “IN SEARCH OF THE FUTURE: What do the Wise Ones Know?” Through books, films, photography exhibits and other events we have been bringing indigenous cosmology into Western thinking for over 30 years. Our underlying premise is that the prevailing paradigm is missing important information, which has led to a world out-of-balance.
THE FIRST FIFTY YEARS is America’s origin story! It is therefore important. It is inspiring. It is impeccable. Inspiration can lift us to to new levels. We can each contribute to bringing the world into balance by shifting our perspective, examining our beliefs and realizing the vision the founders of America – both European and Native American – had/have for humanity!
Here are the highlights of the perspective we are bringing:
1. The spiritual alignment of the Pilgrims and the Indians
2. The role of the Indian and Pilgrim in the evolution of democracy and the American mind and spirit
3. Correcting the misinformation and misconceptions concerning the Pilgrims and the Indians and America’s origin story.
4. The inspiring story that sits at the founding of this nation – an exception to the human condition then and now.
This is an ancestral mandate for Connie whose ggggggggggg-grandparents, Alice and William Mullins, boarded the Mayflower in 1620 with their two children, Priscilla and Joseph, seeking to start a life based on freedom of conscience. Her more recent ancestor, gg-grandfather, philanthropist and historian James Phinney Baxter, recognized the importance of the founding vision of the early settlers to New England and took steps to ensure that future generations would understand and fulfill the promise of the vision of free government that became the United States. See earlier post on this blog: The Baxter Legacy and THE FIRST FIFTY YEARS.
Andrew, as a Brit raised in South Africa, has the mandate of a conscious, loving human envisioning a way for humanity to realize its full potential.
As Gary L. Marks, PhD., Pilgrim Scholar states in his booklet Pilgrims Then and Now: “This is a story that has no end. It will end only if people suffer a failure of nerve in the quest for basic human rights. It can be said that all who cherish freedom are Pilgrim descendants.”
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Posted by Connie Baxter Marlow and Andrew Cameron Bailey
Co-authors: THE TRUST FREQUENCY: Ten Assumptions For A New Paradigm
Creators: IN SEARCH OF THE FUTURE: What Do The Wise Ones Know?