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This is not all the information I have for you. However, my story is about a personal transformation and part of the intention of this guide is have it evolve as my story does. Some of the information is teased, and some is held back so it corresponds each novel. Enjoy!

Community

Bloom Network -- Local Bloom chapters all over the world host creative events and collaborative actions to connect different social movements together for solidarity and greater strength. We collaborate internationally to share resources and ideas, to nurture people and the planet to help restore healthy relationships and ecosystems. Like William Gibson once wrote, “The future is already here – it's just not evenly distributed”.

Blooming Humans — 42-day digital journeys to gather as One Heart to Bloom our Dreams Together.

Chapel of Sacred Mirrors (CoSM) — Art as Spiritual Practice: A Sanctuary and Community of visionary art to inspire every pilgrim’s creative path to embody the values of love and perennial wisdom.

Collective Evolution -- CE inspires us to expand our thinking so we can raise consciousness and create BIG change on the planet.

EarthCitizen — We believe change starts within each of us and that we can make a positive impact on our own lives and all other beings in everything we do. We offer products, articles, and forums; we take actions, hold events, and raise funding to inspire people to take responsibility for their own happiness, while protecting the rights of all beings to life, freedom, and happiness.

Elevate A production company and community-builder bridging ancient wisdom with modern technology.

Electronic Music Alliance (EMA) —an organization to get involved with and channel your love for the scene back out into the world.

Go Gratitude Experiment A community to share, receive and grow your Gratitude.

FestEvo Helping you stay connected to your friends at festivals and many other things.

Nu Mundo Take a journey through our network of ecovillages, intentional communities, permaculture farms, social projects and retreat centers.

We’Moon: Gaia Rhythms for Womyn -- An empowering datebook and multicultural Earth-spirited calendar, We'Moon features art and writing by and about women: an exploration of women's experience and perspectives, a goddess-inspired creation from the growing edge of global women's culture.

Unify — A global community unifying people for synchronized meditations and days of peaceful action.

Health, Drugs, and EDM

Amend the Rave Act — Learn about the law and the reason we need to amend it. Public policy should not endanger public health.

DanceSafe -- DanceSafe is a national 501(c)(3) public health organization promoting health and safety within the nightlife and electronic music community.

Dr. Andrew Weil -- Author of “The Natural Mind” and doctor of integrative medicine. Healthy ravers rave longer.... He is a trusted source of information.

Drug Policy Alliance -- DPA’s mission is to advance those policies and attitudes that best reduce the harms of both drug use and drug prohibition, and to promote the sovereignty of individuals over their minds and bodies.

Ecstasy Data -- EcstasyData.org is an independent laboratory pill testing program run by Erowid Center with support from Isomer Design and DanceSafe. Its purpose is to collect, review, manage, and publish laboratory testing results from our lab and to republish from other analysis projects worldwide.

Erowid -- Erowid is a member-supported organization providing access to reliable, non- judgmental information about psychoactive plants, chemicals, and related issues.

Flight Instructions — See below in Safer Partying Guides

Food As Medicine Institute -- The Food as Medicine Institute provides nutrition education for individuals, families and communities in order to nourish healthy relationships with whole foods, and enhances healthcare professionals’ understanding and use of food as medicine to prevent and reduce chronic disease.

Global Drug Survey -- Global Drug Survey is interested in helping people use drugs more safely, regardless of their legal status. We do this by sharing what we learn from the hundreds of thousands of people who take part the world’s biggest drug survey the annual Global Drug Survey. As part of our way of saying thank you, to every one of the 102,000 people who took part in GDS2015 we have created the world’s first safer drug using limits.

MAPS -- Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit research and educational organization that develops medical, legal, and cultural contexts for people to benefit from the careful uses of psychedelics and marijuana. MAPS is currently working on studies utilizing MDMA to alleviate post traumatic stress disorder.

MDMA the Movie -- MDMA The Movie is an upcoming, full-length feature documentary on MDMA produced and directed by DanceSafe founder Emanuel Sferios. The film will explore the history and cultural impact of this unique drug, highlighting its medical role in the treatment of PTSD and advocating harm reduction as a practical alternative to three decades of failed efforts at prohibition. The film is currently in production and is expected to make its film festival debut in 2016.

Non-Toxic Revolution -- Non Toxic Revolution’s mission is to inform, educate, and inspire young people to revolt against the dangers of toxic chemicals in their environment and food supply, especially those linked to the initiation of breast cancer. Its aim is to focus on prevention as a means to maintaining long-term health and well-being. NTR also provides alternative choices so that young people everywhere can make smart changes.

PillReports -- PillReports is a global database of "ecstasy" pills based on both subjective user reports and scientific analysis. By identifying dangerous adulterants, PillReports performs a vital harm reduction service that can prevent many of the problems associated with "Ecstasy" use before they happen.

Reset.me -- Reset.me provides journalism on natural therapies and medicines to enhance the mind, body, and spirit. Reset.me strives to help expand consciousness and spread more love around the world.

Safer Partying Guides

Safer Limits — http://saferuselimits.co/ 

Ideas 

ALL MY RELATIONS - Native perspective podcast on issues faced today by Matika Wilbur and Adrienne Keene.

B.YELLOWTAIL - Is a Native American owned fashion & accessories brand that specializes in storytelling through wearable art.

Buckminster Fuller Institute -- R. Buckminster Fuller was a 20th century inventor and visionary who did not limit himself to one field but worked as a 'comprehensive anticipatory design scientist' to solve global problems. Fuller's ideas and work continue to influence new generations of designers, architects, scientists, and artists working to create a sustainable planet.

Corporate Accountability International -- Committed to stopping life-threatening abuses by global corporations and increasing their accountability to public institutions and people around the world.

COUNCIL OF 13 GRANDMOTHERS - Global alliance of the traditional medicine healers to pray, educate, and heal Mother Earth and all her beings for the next seven generations.

Gena Davis Institute on Gender in Media -- Founded by Academy Award®-winning actor and advocate Geena Davis, the Institute is the only research-based organization working within the media and entertainment industry to engage, educate, and influence the need to dramatically improve gender balance, reduce stereotyping, and create diverse female characters in entertainment.

Greg Palast — Investigative journalist and expert in voter suppression.

Heart Math Institute -- HeartMath provides tools that connect us with the heart of “who we truly are” for living healthier, fulfilling lives and building a brighter future.

Honor the Earth —Solutions to global problems start at a local level

HONORING SACRED PRACTICES - Do you "smudge" or use crystals?

ILLUMINATIVE - New nonprofit initiative designed to increase the visibility of – and challenge the negative narrative about – Native Nations and peoples in American society.

Institute of Noetic Sciences -- The Institute of Noetic Sciences is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting individual and collective transformation through consciousness research, transformative learning, and engaging a global community in the realization of our human potential.

LEARN ABOUT TRADITIONS - Helpers Mentoring Society

Racism —There is great healing the world needs in this world. But we can’t heal what we don’t see.

Become a good ancestor with Layla F. Saad.

Read Birth of a White Nation by Jacqueline Battalora

STAND WITH RED FAWN - I have more details listed on the "Project Free Bird" post.

Information Portals 

Chomsky — Chomsky.info was originally created by Pablo Stafforini, with the purpose of celebrating Chomsky’s work and encouraging activism worldwide. In December 2003, it became Noam Chomsky’s official website.

Deoxy The Deoxyribonucleic Hyperdimension since 1993. Before Wikipedia, I went here often.

EarthSky EarthSky’s mission centers on publishing the high-quality digital media you find here at this website, for people seeking scientifically accurate and compelling information about the Earth, outer space, and the human world. And we provide daily updates on the night sky. We’re dedicated to increasing science literacy, and to getting people excited about science!

Mint Press News - Foreign Policy perspectives

Music For Good -- Heralding musicians and the causes they support.

Mythapi -- Is a media arts and distribution platform created to attract, organize, and communicate emerging culture and technology with a vision to be a prime influence in recoding mythology, to support the emergence of new chapters in human evolution.

Reality Sandwich -- Reality Sandwich is a magazine of ideas for the transformational community. We cover subjects like shamanism, non-local consciousness, visionary art, alternative economics, psychedelics, permaculture, transformational festivals, meditation, democratic engagement, near death experiences, and tantra, to name but a few.

ShadowView Foundation — The ShadowView Foundation provides Unmanned Aerial Systems for environmental, conservation and humanitarian relief operations.

Truthout -- Truthout works to spark action by revealing systemic injustice and providing a platform for transformative ideas, through in-depth investigative reporting and critical analysis. With a powerful, independent voice, we will spur the revolution in consciousness and inspire the direct action that is necessary to save the planet and humanity.

The Center for Media and Democracy -- A national watchdog group that conducts in-depth investigations into corruption and the undue influence of corporations on media and democracy.

TimeWheel -- A cool blog and music label.

Wikileaks - Protect Julian. Whistleblowers are important.

Wikipedia -- Not always perfect information, but can be a great resource to start with.

Rave Culture 

After the Raves — The past, present, and future of electronic dance music (EDM) in this series that dispatches its respected host to nine cities around the world to explore the electronic dance music scene in each.

Electronic Awakening -- The film features dozens of experts, visionaries, and published authors who explore the premise that Electronic Music is spiritual technology that allows access to higher states of consciousness.

Dancefloor Thunderstorm: land of the free, home of the rave -- Photojournalist and rave historian Michael Tullberg showcases the early rave days of Los Angeles.

Keyframe-Entertainment -- curator of events and projects that push visionary and psychedelic culture.

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Raver J’s “All Change Starts with You” Quick Guide. — Ask and I will send it.

The Raver Stories Project -- the only book about raves written by ravers (featuring a story by moi!)

Taking Action in the World After the Festival or Hitting the Dance Floor

Ad Busters A delightful community of subvertisers.

Amend the Rave Act -- Part of my story is inspired by The Rave Act.

Blackle A more eco-way to search the internet.

Brave New Films — Champions social justice issues by using a model of media, education, and grassroots volunteer involvement that inspires, empowers, motivates and teaches civic participation and makes a difference.

Cadence and Cause Listen Today. Change Tomorrow.

  

CODEPINK — A women-led grassroots organization working to end U.S. wars and militarism, support peace and human rights initiatives, and redirect our tax dollars into healthcare, education, green jobs and other life-affirming programs.

Charter for Compassion — Created by Karen Armstrong and the Council of Conscience in 2009, and inherits a confluence of contributions made by TED.com, the Compassionate Action Network, the Fetzer Institute, and many others. Charter for Compassion International provides an umbrella for people to engage in collaborative partnerships worldwide. Our mission is to bring to life the principles articulated in the Charter for Compassion through concrete, practical action in a myriad of sectors.

Climate Ride — Cycling & hiking adventures to raise funds for conservation, sustainability, and active transportation. Pedal your bike. Power the movement.

Ecopaper Tree free papers resource.

Give a Beat Bridges the dance music community with youth and families impacted by mass incarceration.

Green Printer Print green.

Indigenous Environmental Network -- The decisions societies make (even 'good ones') have adverse affects on indigenous communities. Find out why and take part in changing the narrative.

Sea Shepherd Conservation Society — Sea Shepherd uses innovative direct-action tactics to investigate, document, and take action when necessary to expose and confront illegal activities on the high seas. By safeguarding the biodiversity of our delicately balanced ocean ecosystems, Sea Shepherd works to ensure their survival for future generations.

Stand with Red Fawn -- Red Fawn Fallis, a water protector, needs our help.

Story of Stuff -- We have a problem with Stuff. We use too much, too much of it is toxic, and we don’t share it very well. But that’s not the way things have to be. Together, we can build a society based on better not more, sharing not selfishness, community not division.

Shareable — Terrific site on the sharing economy.

Turn Up the Vote Every election is a big year. Read "Voting is PLURR".

350.org - Environmental Action

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