Planet Waves FM for Sunday, May 31: How to Come Down from the Tree; Eclipse of the Moon in Sagittarius

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May 31, 2020 | Coming Down from the Tree

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Here are the time markers: first segment is intro and astrology; second segment beginning at 49 minutes is on Covid, where I cover two of the top none issues; third segment beginning at 1:32 is the Laurie Buchanan interview; fourth segment is Vesta Studio begins at 2:45.

Tonight I focus on the fear issues surrounding the seeming pandemic and its aftermath, and how to manage our own inner responses. My guest is a psychotherapist named Laurie Buchanan, who will help me sort out this issue. Much of this involves how you claim back power you’ve given away, and your concept of authority.

Getting ready for Sunday’s program,

I’ll be covering the astrology leading into Friday’s total eclipse of the Moon in Sagittarius, doing my best to present this challenging series of aspects as opportunities rather than as problems to solve.

There are a lot of centaur aspects, including Mars conjunct Nessus, and Mercury square Chiron.

In Vesta Studio (formerly Tantra Studio), I’m planning to focus on two facets of a topic that may be related: what all this social isolation is doing to our intimate relationships, and how to identify, work with and heal issues from the past.

Those curious about Nessus are invited to read my best article on the topic.

Note, at the time of this program I was not aware that the Chinese Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have admitted that the virus did not come from the Huanan Seafood Market.

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Attempted social distancing or virus barrier at the Kingston Farmer’s Market on Saturday, May 23.

May 24, 2020 | How Not to Believe Lies & Your Relationship To Yourself

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In tonight’s program — the longest ever — I look into the psychology of why people resist considering ideas about environmental issues. I talk about getting out of the desperate, conflicted and authority-driven paradigm of health and wellness, and into a more autonomous model of self-care. In the second segment beginning at about one hour and four minutes, I explore the astrology of our moment, featuring Gemini galore, Vesta, Venus retrograde and Mercury. In the third segment beginning at about one hour and 49 minutes,  there’s a conversation with the artist PeaceHawk about the theories of Marshall McLuhan. Then in the fourth segment beginning at about three hours and 10 minutes, a deeply intimate Vesta Studio continuing the discussion of cultivating a sexual relationship with oneself, including some of my peak experiences on the Book of Blue journey. Here is the link to the Book of Blue compilation. Those wanting access to the full project may write to me at The special edition of Tantra Studio focusing on Venus Retrograde is about seven or eight shows down — the April 7 edition. If I forgot to add a resource that I promised, please write to me. NOTE: The cold opener is from The Simpsons, Season 22, Episode 6.

Here is my understanding of the realtime polymerase chain reaction assay being used to count ‘cases’ of Covid.

Here’s what I’ve got, mostly gleaned through Kary Mullis, the inventor of the test.

First, to be meaningful, the test must find the thing known to be the pathogen, or it’s useless. It searches for a target fragment of DNA (or converted RNA) which is a marker for the supposed pathogen. However, SARS-CoV-2 has not been isolated and shown to be the cause of the disease. We do not know if there is a direct connection between what is being tested for and what is being found, and then attributed as a cause of disease.

Kary Mullis, devoted surfer, and inventor if the realtime polymerase chain reaction assay.

They could be searching for anything. To say that someone is a “case” of Covid because they test “positive” for some RNA is like saying someone is a case of cirrhosis because they test for alcohol on a breathalyzer. But that’s an exaggeration because we know that excess alcohol causes cirrhosis.

Another way to think of it is like like police radar that says you’re going 60 mph, but nobody knows how long an hour is, or how far a mile is. Therefore the concept of a “mile per hour” has no meaning, or it can mean anything except an honest measure of how fast one is going.

Second, few “positive” people even get sick, which argues that the stuff being sought out is NOT the pathogenic agent. The concept of a pathogen is that it dependably causes an illness. In biology, the fact that so few people with this stuff in their nose get sick can be used as proof that what they are looking for is not the pathogen. This is not difficult to understand.

As for those who do get sick, we don’t know what is making them sick. It could be some other virus or bacteria or environmental insult that’s not being looked for by the test. Even FDA and CDC documents about the test admit that PCR testing is not definitive: it’s not evidence of disease, of infection or of being infectious.

Other factors must lead to the actual diagnosis.

Third, since Gold Standard (as defined by Kary Mullis, the inventor of the PCR process, and Nobel winner for his work), we don’t know how much of the substance causes disease, if it does at all. All assays — Western Blot, ELISA or PCR — are judged on a gradient.

Without the Gold Standard, the line between negative and positive must be drawn arbitrarily. Without isolating the substance and proving that it is the pathogenic agent, they have no idea how much causes disease and therefore where to draw the line between negative and positive. So the net effect is the test is a work of fiction in its entirety, beginning with not knowing whether they are even testing for something relevant, and ending with not being an actual indicator of anything.

Now you know that the “case count” on this device is vapid of any meaning or relevance. And if that is irrelevant, so too is the “death count.” People are dying, but we do not know of what. And if we want to solve this problem, that matters.

Lips mask by Cheryl Corson; guitars and bass guitars by Jim LeClair.

May 17, 2020 | The Biome, the Virome and Sex in the Age of Covid

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In tonight’s program, I offer the work of Dr. Zach Bush, interviewed by Del Bigtree on the program The HighWire. Here’s a transcript and the original video, with links back to the presenters. You may read my review of the interview here. I’m sure I’ve promised some other resources; if you hear me mention one that’s not listed here, please drop me a note at The last musical piece, at the very end, is “Solar Eclipse House Concert part 7,” by Vision Quest, from the summer of 2017.

Dangerous ideas on Planet Waves FM

May 10, 2020 | Dangerous Ideas

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Here is tonight’s program. I was not intending this at all, but I may have created the first cohesive explanation of the Covid situation. This, with the help of two researchers who have not been sleeping much: Planet Waves Chief of Investigations Cindy Ragusa, and Sherryl Haverhals, with me on lead vocals. You tell me. The program is three hours (ending with Venus retrograde in Gemini), without Tantra Studio, which I will add as a standalone soon. I also have in the can an interview with Dana Ullman, the owner of Homeopathic Educational Services, continuing my intro to homeopathy. But not tonight. Tonight, I crack the code of coronavirus, tying together the many “blind men and the elephant” approaches we have been seeing. Here is a comment on Dr. Judy Mikovits.

Here is a PDF of Plague of Corruption.

This is a must-see video. You will wish it was longer.

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May 3, 2020 | Beltane

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Here is tonight’s program, without comment.

The Sacred Union of Twin Flames by Lanvi

April 26, 2020 | Fear Will Not Save You

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Here is tonight’s program. The file is replaced with a minor audio issue cleaned up.

Free Mumia! Cause near to the heart of Rage Against the Machine
Dr. Dan Erickson news conference part one, 50 mins
Showdown looms between Silicon Valley and states
Article about David Crowe challenging the current official pandemic theory
David Crowe’s paper, which is being updated regularly
Did this virus come from a lab, from Independent Science News
The Chinese lab at the center of the coronavirus controversy
Why US outsourced bat virus to Wuhan
Israeli professor offers alternate coronavirus prediction

Course in Miracles bookshelf transported from The Place of the Way.

Miracle Hour Episode 1: Introduction

Miracle Hour is a radio program based on A Course in Miracles. In this first edition, you’ll hear my overview of what the Course is, and how it came into my life. Because I look at things from many angles, my approach will do just that; considering a religious teaching from a theological standpoint, as well as describing my experiences and those of others who have worked with it.

For 13 weeks in 2016, I did a program for Planet Waves FM – Pacifica called Miracle Hour. It’s a basic introduction to A Course in Miracles. While I don’t recommend ACIM for a diversity of reasons, it’s a foundational influence in my work. Perhaps in this discussion you will hear a calling, though mostly, my idea is to explain the ideas as succinctly as possible. Planet Waves FM is supported exclusively by contributions from our listeners. Thank you for your generosity. — efc

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April 19, 2020 | Covid-19, Roundup, Drugs and the Environment

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Since the beginning of the Covid situation, I’ve been treating it as a holistic issue, making the connection to the immune crisis, and the environmental toxins crisis — the ground of the environment, rather than the figure of the novel coronavirus. This week I have a special edition of Planet Waves FM, consisting of an interview with an MIT researcher and a journalist who are investigating environmental connections to Covid-19. They’ve been looking into the glyphosate (Monsanto’s Roundup) problem for many years. (So have several Planet Waves writers, including Carol van Strum.)

(For background, here is my Feb. 11 Planet Waves TV on this topic — more than two long months ago. And here is our interview with Juror #4 on the first jury to ever hold Monsanto liable for Roundup.)

Stephanie Seneff, Senior Research Scientist at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory

Stephanie Seneff, Ph.D. is a Senior Research Scientist at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. She has a BS degree from MIT in biology and a PhD from MIT in electrical engineering and computer science. Her recent interests have focused on the role of toxic chemicals and micronutrient deficiencies in health and disease, with a special emphasis on the pervasive herbicide, Roundup, and the mineral, sulfur. She has authored over 30 peer-reviewed journal papers over the past few years on these topics.

Jennifer Margulis, Ph.D. is an award-winning journalist, Fulbright grantee, and sought-after speaker. She is the author of Your Baby, Your Way: Taking Charge of Your Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Parenting Decisions for a Happier, Healthier Family and co-author, with Dr. Paul Thomas, of The Vaccine-Friendly Plan. She has been researching and writing about health-related issues for over 15 years. She has worked on a child survival campaign in West Africa, taught literature classes to non-traditional students in Atlanta, and appeared live on prime-time television in France.

This article is Dr. Seneff’s proposal for connecting glyphosate to Covid, which we have reviewed. We consider this article a starting point and would like to see more specific empirical data to back up the theory.

Here is a collection of articles on the connection between human health and glyphosate.

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April 12, 2020 | All Around This World

In tonight’s edition, I continue discussing my observations of what is happening in the world and what it means for us socially and spiritually. I cover the Sun passing through the Jupiter-Pluto-Eris square pattern. I then continue with the Venus-Vesta in Gemini event on Tuesday (which lasts all month and well into May, covered in the program immediately below). That segues into Mercury on the cardinal cross, jumping into the pattern associated with the lunar nodes, Pholus and Chiron: a lot of discussion of ancestral material and sexual healing. I describe my healing process around my relationship with my mother’s side of the family, and my journey with the homeopathic remedy Thuja Occidentalis. In Tantra Studio, I offer a practicum on learning your own inner language: the secret language of the twins, your interior idioglossia. Here’s the Book of Blue compilation.

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April 7, 2020 | Tantra Studio: Venus and Vesta in Gemini

Tonight I have a special Full Moon edition of Tantra Studio, focused on Venus in Gemini, Vesta in Gemini and Venus retrograde in conjunction to Vesta. This is followed by a teaching called “The Erotic Power of No, by Aditi Amrita.”

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April 5, 2020 | In the Wake of Adversity

Here is your new program. I make a reference to articles, all of which can be found on the homepage of This program takes some interesting turns to places I was not expecting to go. I have some additional thoughts pertaining to Venus in Gemini and Venus conjunct Vesta…Tantra Studio is now in. For further inquiry, here is a Book of Blue sampler, with a new audio series of teachings by Aditi Amrita, Lucy and othes.

Note, after posting my discussion of whether we’re treating or diagnosing the wrong disease, a friend sent me this video by a critical care doctor in New York City. “We are operating under a medical paradigm that is untrue. In short, we are treating the wrong disease.”

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March 29, 2020 | The Road to Nowhere

Here is your new program — first with a check-in about your situation in the midst of this nutty world we’re suddenly living in; followed by a review, and preview, of the current astrology — from the Aries New Moon last Tuesday to the Jupiter-Pluto conjunction to the Jupiter Saturn conjunction. In the third segment, I discuss my thesis in the new article I published with the monthly horoscope — about the environment known as the environment, and how Coronabro is just a small facet of that. Finally in Tantra Studio, I riff on the psychic versus the physical attributes of sexuality and where the two meet.

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March 22, 2020 | Where We Are, How We Got Here, and Where We Might Go

The new Planet Waves FM begins with a discussion of basic facts surrounding the coronavirus pandemic and resulting effects, including how we got here, the preparedness crisis, what we don’t know, and how we are navigating a near-worst-case scenario. What lessons do we have to learn, and are we learning them? And will we remember?

The second segment focuses the astrology, including the Aries New Moon, Saturn in Aquarius, and a continued discussion of this shock early in the Age of Aquarius. The third looks at some of the scientific facts behind how this virus may have spread, referencing the interview with Dr. Ward Stone and other sources. I end the segment with a discussion of the bat as an animal totem, with the help of Ted Andrews.

I’ve added Tantra Studio, which begins at the two hour mark. For those curious, here is a Book of Blue compilation.

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Dr. Ward B. Stone with Planet Waves reporter Genevieve Salerno, in his laboratory in Delmar, NY, 2008.

March 18, 2020 | Dr. Ward Stone Interview

This is an interview with Dr. Ward B. Stone, who for more than 40 years served as New York State’s wildlife pathologist. Dr. Stone ran one of the world’s only wildlife pathology units, and is an internationally-renowned expert on virus transmission from animals to humans, including West Nile virus, rabies, and other pathogens. He’s also the discoverer of PCB contamination in the United States, which is how I know him. He’s one of my most trusted sources and a hero of the global environmental movement. I reached him at home the evening of March 18, 2020.

He believes that our current outbreak of novel coronavirus in fact came from transmission from bats to humans, and says that in his opinion there is a less than 1% chance that the virus came out of a lab, and said that transmission from an animal to a human the most likely path that this virus took. The interview is presented unedited, and is about 45 minutes long.

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March 15, 2020 | So Much More Than I Thought This World Could Ever Hold

Player above contains the new Planet Waves FM for March 15, 2020. Here is the chart that I read, of Trump declaring a national emergency. If the player does not work, use this link on Apple mobile devices | Download here. NOTE — We recently upgraded the official Planet Waves FM website. It is now much easier to use, compatible and responsive with all devices, and has about 300 prior programs on it.

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March 8, 2020 | Coronavirus astrology, Tantra Studio

Player above contains the new Planet Waves FM. If the player does not work, use this link on Apple mobile devices | Download here. NOTE — We recently upgraded the official Planet Waves FM website. It is now much easier to use, compatible and responsive with all devices, and has about 300 prior programs on it.

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The Deep Archive – hundreds of programs

Beginning on WDST-Radio Woodstock in 1996, Eric has developed free-form talk/music formats, inspired by the WPLJ Sunday night program hosted since 1973 by Bill Ayres (the former priest, not the political figure). Along the way, he’s made guest appearances on WBAI and many other Pacifica stations, on news stations in the New York area, and did one-minute tarot readings during morning drive on Oldies ’97’s Bob Miller Show. Planet Waves FM is now at somewhere around episode 500.

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