Peace Coins

Narrative for Spanish speakers

Introduction

Anyone who has been engaged for years with Off-Earth Civilizations has learned much from that experience. It appears that while there may be common events in this association, I strongly suspect that in each case there is very specific reason for the contact. Clearly, the ETs are in control of the situation. Without specific authorization, no Human speaks for ETs. However, there appears to be no restrictions on what Humans in contact with ETs may report about that contact.

There is a complication that needs to be honored about the ET/Human relationships. The ETs are very capable of mind influence. This means they can easily “guide” a conversation without leaving any fingerprints of such activity. This can lead to inflated human egos that sincerely believe that some of the brilliant insights they have are really homegrown. I do not consider this to be a problem in the relationships I have with the ETs. Without exception, my business with them has been focused on peace at all levels of Earth’s civilization. The meeting point within that focus is to save Earth’s troubled civilization from self-destruction.

The good news is that we are working with an ET organization that shares that goal. The other news is that Humans will have to do the work and demonstrate that they have the will and energy to do it.

At a future time some detail about that ET organization will be found in the Moon coin narrative. The coin narratives link with each other, and in total, reveal details of the strategy and tactics we have jointly developed with the ETs to increase the odds that Earth’s civilization will be saved by dint of work done by Humans on Earth with modest, but critical, assistance from the ET community. If you think this is important there most certainly is a role for you to play.

(The above ad to save Earth civilizations from self-destruction will be repeated as a lead to each coin narrative.)

The website Spanish Language Domains (SLD), estimates that the number of Spanish speakers in the world exceeds 500 million. This figure was as of July 2014. Other sources provide other estimated totals, usually less than 500 million. The difference in totals can be explained by different counting strategies.

According to SLD there are 460,368,652 native Spanish speakers in the world and an additional 57,054,800 who speak Spanish as a second language. There are at least 70 countries with measurable Spanish populations.

The top ten countries with native Spanish speakers and Spanish speakers as a second language are: Mexico, 110,637,916; U.S.A., 50,700,000; Spain, 46,456,779; Colombia,45,416,736; Argentina, 40,655,093; Venezuela, 28,707,328; Peru, 25,804,803; Chile,17,127.711; Equador,14,024,379; Guatemala, 12,408,479.

Language is the glue of cultures. Lack of effective communications between different cultures can raise issues of trust, intentions, and fear. Timely and accurate translations of languages have the potential to build bridges between cultures, provided what is spoken is to deliver truth and not to deceive.

I wonder in a future time when telepathy for humans is the normal mode of communications, if deceit will be impossible and truth, if you can handle it, will be the principal challenge?

The symbol on the coin for Spanish speakers takes us back to an era that started in 711 when Tariq ibn Ziyad crossed from North Africa into Spain, and for the next 800 years various Islamic dynasties ruled a land already rich in Christian Roman, Visigothic and Jewish cultures.

I have relied extensively upon the website Cities of Light: The Rise and Fall of Islamic Spain for the summary assessments of this era met to the world’s civilization. The Cities of Light material is the product of leading academics. Their material supported a two-hour Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) nationwide broadcast in August 2009. This documentary film was co-produced by Unity Production Foundation (UPF) and Gardner Films. This program is available on line with lesson plans for teachers. The program is also available on DVD. My use of the summary assessments of this amazing era is with permission from UPF and greatly appreciated.

Key assessments:

Centers of Learning –

“Just as the Greeks, Romans, and Persians had done under their rule, the Muslim governments established centers of learning. At these centers, they would collect and translate scientific, literary, and philosophical works.”

Faith and Knowledge Growth –

“One important concern – which would be shared across religious boundaries – was the question of how these ancient ideas fit in with Islamic teachings. If scriptures were a revelation from God and contained all wisdom, as they believed, was it permitted to look to other sources of knowledge?”

Transfer of Knowledge from Islamic Spain to Europe –

“The ancient and classical civilizations of Greece, Rome, China, India and Persia fostered knowledge building. This heritage of learning passed on to the Muslims in western Asia, during a time of tolerance.”

“Centuries later, Western European Spain experienced a similar period of tolerance among religious groups. Individuals from differing religious groups added to and passed along the heritage of learning once again.”

“They were responsible for bringing this learning from ancient into modern times. Indeed, the world’s ancient and classical knowledge came to the West through Spain under Muslim rule.”

Islamic Spain –

“For more than three centuries in Medieval Spain, Muslims, Jews and Christians lived together and prospered in a thriving multicultural civilization. Here, remarkable individuals of different faiths made lasting contributions in such areas as poetry, architecture, music, dining etiquette, science, agriculture, medicine, engineering, navigation, textiles, and even hydraulic technology.”

“Their rich, complex culture reached a high point in the Mediterranean Middle Ages. However, larger forces in conquest of land and power brought about puritanical judgments, absolutism and religious extremism. The conflict they triggered extinguished the shared learning that once flourished in this enlightened land.”

Philosophy Meets Faith –

“Philosophy means “love of wisdom” in Greek. Aristotle, Plato and other famous Greek philosophers wrote and taught about reason, moral teachings, and human behavior.”

“Jews, Christians, and Muslims share the important set of ideas set forth by Greek thinking. Philosophers of all three faiths have discussed how Greek ideas could be melded with the teachings of their scriptures.”

“They have written about the links between God-given reason and God-given revelation and faith. People have spent their entire lifetime thinking, writing, and teaching about such philosophical questions as how humans can balance the urge to question with the necessity to believe.”

“If the House of Wisdom [in Baghdad] had not preserved in Arabic classical works of Greeks and other ancient philosophers and scientists, they may have been lost to Europeans. Muslims translated the works, wrote comments and explanations, and added their own ideas.”

More importantly, the work of philosophers – whether Greek, Muslim, Jewish or Christians – offered solutions, which opened the way to scientific thought. They made it acceptable to investigate the natural world, draw conclusions about it, and attempt to discover the laws of nature.”

For several centuries Christians, Muslims, and Jews lived together and not only prospered in southern Spain, but shared knowledge and intellectualized on the enduring great issues of philosophy.

I do not believe that the seminal issue of how humans can balance the “urge to question with the necessity to believe” is out of reach for understanding. I suggest that the problems are a lack of critical information, too small a database with three religions, and the sensitive issue of political contamination over hundreds of years.

Our current relationship with the ET community is certainly modest in terms of Cosmic or even Earth time. For me it is only 88 years. However, what we have agreed to do together is significant for the survival of life on the Planet. The Pilot Programs we are committed to implement cannot be done without significant ET support from the Spiritual Hierarchy (SH). The Spiritual Hierarchy name suggests that this organization may be able to provide critical information about all of Earth’s major religions that would be free of political contamination and share a broader view of the “urge to question verses the necessity to believe.”

I have requested the (SH) to answer questions about these subjects and they have agreed to do so. When they respond I will add it to this narrative.

What is the image on the Spanish speaker’s coin, and why was it selected?

The photograph is the Lion Fountain as it appears now in the Alhambra Palace, Granada. The ancient etching is of its original design.

It appears that over time the marvelous hydraulic engineering that created it was too complex to maintain. The twelve lions of the original fountain represented the twelve hours of a day. Exactly on the hour the appropriate lion would issue a stream of water from its month.

The Alhambra was extended by different Muslim rulers who lived in the complex. It is said that each new section that was added followed a consistent theme: paradise on earth.

The existence of paradise has one condition – it must be experienced by all.

Alhambra is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Does that experience suggest something for the World’s future?

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