Allies and Co-Creators - Thanks for your support

The preparation and expression of PEACE in the WATER is an ongoing miracle example of the “power of the pod”.

So many incredible people have tuned in to offer their unique gifts in support for our ocean planet and the supreme beings who live within.  There are many groups and organizations doing amazing work out there on behalf of this cause and we’d like to share a few who have been especially influential and inspiring to us.

If you have an organization which you feel is aligned to the mission of raising planetary consciousness for the benefit of Mother Earth and Humanity, we’d love to hear from you too!

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  One Song Project   - a global sound initiative and the focus of the 2009 Peace in the Water vigil... "Imagine if the whole world sang the same song at th same time... Together."
 
 
  New Earth Creations   - PitW Founders

Founded and guided by Chip and Asheyana Richards, New Earth Creations is a multi-medium creative foundation, inspired by the fundamental mission to unify, empower and inspire positive change on planet Earth through creative expression and experience.  A gathering of like-spirited individuals committed to lighting new pathways for seeing, being, living and doing in the world - through conscious film, music, visual art, written & spoken word, events and community.  

Peace in the Water is the first of a series of NEC global consciousness projects designed to remind humanity how powerful we are when we come together, in peace, for the good of ALL.  IT IS TIME... Thanks for bringing your PEACE!

 
 
  George Karbus   - Underwater Photography

George is a wildlife, water and landscape photographer currently based on the west coast of Ireland. His interest in photography began in his 20's while living in Mallorca. George's favorite subjects are sea mammals, ocean waves, light, motion, and action.
"I try to capture beauties of our fragile world and show everyone the real treasures of life. It may inspire people to live in harmony with nature."

We at New Earth Creations are inspired beyond words by the beauty, intimacy and MAGIC of George's images. They capture the essence of all that we hope to share with the PEACE in the WATER project. Thank you George, for sharing your visual perspective with the world! View George's work in the GALLERY of PitW.

 
 
  Hardy Jones   - BlueVoice.org

Hardy Jones/Julia Whitty Productions is a leading production company specializing in films on the marine environment. For over 20 years, Hardy and the BlueVoice.org team have been dedicated to informing the world about the marvel of these amazing animals and ending the threats to their lives. We are incredibly grateful to the amazing footage they have shared in creating this site and our “Whales Through the Eyes of Children” TV advertising series… and to the great work that BlueVoice.org continues to do on behalf of our oceans and the supreme beings within.

 
 
  Wild Focus Films   - Thanks for the footage

Wild Focus specializes in capturing wildlife in its natural environment to help heighten people’s awareness of preserving animals habitat.

Over the past six years, they have established the first ever underwater filming operation specializing in capturing the Humpback Whales on film, within their natural environment in Vava’u Kingdom of Tonga.  Tonga’s pacific location produces some of the most exotic footage, capturing the rare experience of swimming with one of the world’s most majestic creatures. 

Marnie’s incredible footage first came to us through a mutual friend, artist Howie Cooke (co-founder of Surfers for Cetaceans) and we are incredibly grateful – as it is some of the most magical underwater footage we have ever seen and truly captures the essence of “Peace in the Water”.

 
 
  Gary Woodyard   - TIDE Editing and VFX Design

Gary Woodyard is one of the most talented film editors in Australia with an incredible gift for the emotive flow of vision and sound. The stars aligned for Gary to be able to join the pod and we feel incredibly grateful for his immense creative, soulful contribution to the project. The day we start editing, a group of dolphins showed up right outside Gary’s office window in Port Phillip Bay in the middle of Melbourne -- NOT a common occurence. Gary thought they were coming to check him out… We reckon you’ll be getting a lot more visits from now on, Gaz… Keep your eye out for whales!

 
 
  Tristan Dewey and Tai Jordan   - Visual Prayer Music Composers

True to the way of Cetacea, Tristan and Tai arrived into the project like breeching whales -- at just the right moment and obviously from the depths of some amazing place... for in the blink of an eye they tuned in and created a song that truly captivates the magic intention of the Visual Prayer and Peace in the Water as a whole. The combo of strings and piano was, from the very beginning, like a magic mix of waves and rain...and when they started weaving in the angelic voice of vocalist Maite Fruhinsholz, the whole piece began to feel ... just like PEACE. Truly amazing work guys!

 
 
  Gemini Tiger   - Our Website Designer

Gemini Tiger Design is a design company dedicated to delivering original, creative designs for all your print, media and web design requirements. Gemini Tiger Design offers a complete range of design services: Graphic Design, Illustration, Web Design, Photography and Animation.

Gemini Tiger Design is progressively working more and more with environmental action groups and indigenous communities to facilitate stronger, cleaner and more effective branding.

 
 
  Slipstream Media   - Our Website Programmer

Slipstream Media is a professional and comprehensive graphic design and website development studio. Our custom built websites deliver highly functional business marketing solutions using innovative and original designs which are intuitive to use and embody the style and intention of your business. Our websites range from brochure-style and Flash-animated to full-featured e-commerce online stores which utilize databases and powerful CGI scripting.

 
 
  Sally Colin-James and Darren Webber   - Inner Pod Communication

Darren and Sally are two people that really hold that magic Cetacean essence in their very way of BEING. Along with providing some of the most special photgraphic images on the site and within the PEACE in the WATER Visual Prayer movie, they have shared incredible insight, wisdom and support throughout the preparation process of the project, and play a big role in bridging the energy of the “Inner Pod” and the message of the project out into the world. Thanks guys... you are AWESOME.

For MEDIA and PRESS information about the project, please contact Sally.

 
 
  Nikita Gearing   - Author "Together We Create"

Nikita is a Spiritual guide and facilitator of Consciousness -- through sacred circles, events, programs, meditations and sacred sound Cds. As a Spiritual Coach and Ordained Peace Minister, with a Masters in Divinity, Nikita has been involved with Consciousness studies since the 1980s. Nikita has facilitated events with Arun Gandhi, Barbara Marx Hubbard, Oren Lyons and Agnes Baker Pilgrim and worked directly with Earthdance: Global Festival for Peace and International Peace Troubadour James Twyman, as a teaching partner, visionary and spiritual coach.

Nikita is a very dear sister, friend and vital member of the Inner Pod. We feel incredibly grateful for her presence in our lives, for her incredible bridging energy in the PitW project, and for the truly Divine contribution of her prayerful intention, 'Together We Create' (featured on the Expressions of Peace page of www.peaceinthewater.com). Nikita's prayer, which is now being embodied by people all around the world, is a magical expression of the greater vision for Peace in the Water on this planet. Thank you sister Nikita! Your words and energy are a true inspiration!

 
 
  Cornflower   - Vocal-Instrumentalist

Cornflower is a vocal-instrumentalist whose music emerges from the moment using 'improvisation', 'scat', 'vocal-percussion' (aka Beat-boxing), ‘live-looping’ and an intuitive sense of timing that create unique masterpieces. Blending various genres such as world music, funk, jazz, hip-hop, dub, roots-reggae, electronica, experimental & ambient.

Cornflower has collaborated and appeared with many global artists, musicians & luminaries, and during the 2008 Peace in the Water vigil, he spontaneously inspired the truly magical vocal creation, "Oceanwater", which he shares in the "Expressions" section of this site.   More of Cornflower's inspired sounds and vision can be experienced at www.cornflowermusic.com.  Best of all, go experience this brother live! He will open your heart, expand your Spirit... and blow your mind!

"I am a hole in a flute that the Christ's breath moves through. Listen to this music."                - Hafiz 

 
 
  Surfers for Cetaceans  

Surfers for Cetaceans, founded by Dave Rastovich and Howie Cooke, calls on surfers everywhere to support the conservation and protection of whales and dolphins and other marine wildlife, to protest whaling and the killing of threatened and endangered species, and to end the pollution of our marine environment. The S4C crew are currently running the Visual Petition, and are touring Chile to promote the protection of cetaceans.

 
 
  Celestial Dreaming   - Gallery Music Magic

Celestial Dreaming are a duo/couple from Byron Bay, Australia with Daeva Skye playing harp and guitar and Elvina Munir on flutes and chimes. Their music is an improvised creation produced entirely with acoustic instruments. This fresh approach to creating meditative ambience instills in the listener a sense of relaxation and well being induced by the natural harmonics of these “organic” sounds.  Their music can be heard in the PitW Gallery and found in the PitW Online Shop!

“After my first contact with the humpback whales, I was inspired to play music accompanied by their mysterious songs. The music was channeled through us in one continuous expression of love and connection. I feel so much gratitude for the wonderful opening that the Cetaceans facilitate in us.”

 
 
  James Twyman  

James Twyman is an internationally renowned, best-selling author, filmmaker and musician who has a reputation for traveling to some of the world's greatest areas of conflict, sharing his message of peace. Through his ten books , four films (including the upcoming book / film release, The Moses Code), acclaimed CD's and musical performances at the United Nations, US Capitol and Pentagon -- as well as grass roots projects like The Cloth of Many Colors and Peacemaking Seminary program -- James has become one of the most influential spiritual peacemakers of our time.

James arrived with wings of angels this year to help us spread the PitW message far and wide… We feel deep gratitude for James' friendship, his pioneering spirit and his open-hearted support of us and the Peace in the Water project! Huge thanks and LOVE to you brother Jimmy!
 
 
  Andrew Stevenson   - Humpback Whale film and photography

Andrew is a widely published international writer, photographer and film maker, currently living in Bermuda with his family, where he founded the Humpback Whale Film & Research Project Bermuda. We are incredibly grateful to share Andrew's magical doorway into the PEACE, GRACE and POWER of the underwater world of the Humpback - in the PitW Gallery, as well as with truly beautiful clips in the Film and Video section of the site. 

The aim of Andrew's film and research project is to broaden our knowledge of our oceans and these magnificent animals  -- and to produce a 30-minute documentary for children about Bermuda’s marine environment.  For more information, please visit www.whalebermuda.com. 

Allies and Supporters

 
  Visual Petition   - A S4C initiative

If a picture tells a thousand words, then we will be presenting the world with billions of statements proclaiming our firm desire to see an end to all killing of Whales and Dolphins.

The Visual Petition presents the unique faces of those who are willing to be known as defenders of the ocean. The Visual Petition is a powerful statement to the world declaring that we will no longer stand by and let our ocean kin be murdered.

 
 
  The Oceania Project  

Established in 1988 by Trish & Wally Franklin, The Oceania Project is an independent, non-profit research organization dedicated to the conservation and protection of whales, dolphins and the oceans. The first phase of a long-term study of the Australian Humpback Whales has been the major work of The Oceania Project. This research continues to be made possible by individuals who participate in The Oceania Project's Internship Program. To date, more than 1,300 interns have joined the annual whale research expeditions. Trish and Wally continue to work tirelessly, publishing scientific papers and submitting reports to the IWC in support of the whales.

 
 
  Whalesong Project   - Bringing songs of the whales to the world

The Whalesong Project is dedicated to inspiring stewardship of the ocean and environment by providing meaningful connections to the world's undersea community. It does this primarily by sharing the songs of Hawai'i's whales with the world, live over the Internet, during the islands' humpback whale season (November to June) through our website www.whalesong.net.

Thank you Dan Sythe and the Whalesong Team for sharing this magic with us and the world!

 
 
  Whaledreamers   - A time of hope... a time for change

Whaledreamers -- a feature documentary film and winner of eight international film festival awards -- is the heartfelt story of the return of an aboriginal whale dreaming tribe from the edge of extinction and the equally, long journey of the whales, not only to survive the slaughter by man, but to engage the human race into waking up in time.  Over fifteen years in the making, across five continents and oceans, Whaledreamers is a personal odyssey for British filmmaker, Kim Kindersley in his quest to find his spiritual roots, while experiencing the extraordinary connection, both ancient and modern, between humanity and the cetaceans.
“Indigenous wisdom has never been more relevant for humanity than now” (Julian Lennon)

 
 
  Welcome to Water Voices from Around The World   - Edited by William Marks

Welcome to Water Voices from Around The World – a new book and voice for the water and life gracing our planet’s biosphere. A water voice that flows through all kingdoms of life, as well as our human realms of science; philosophy; politics; history; art; economics; religion; society; music, and culture.  Water Voices from Around The World provides a visual journey into the esoteric and mystical worlds of water, while the letters and articles present guidance, new insights, and unique research about this universally rare and precious entity.

 "I invite all readers of  Water Voices from Around The World - to become Ambassadors for this worldwide citizens' initiative in your countries, and you institutions."                                                                        Mikhail Gorbachev

 
 
  Trish Regan and Doug Hackett  

Trish Regan and Doug Hackett founded Dolphin\Spirit of Hawaii in 1994 when they experienced a dramatic spiritual calling to "jump off the cliff," leave their professional lives behind and come to Hawaii to work with the wild dolphins. Since that time, they have conducted monthly transformative dolphin-swim seminars/retreats in Kona. They also facilitate whale swim retreats in the magical waters of Tonga.

They lead workshops internationally, such as Essential Joy, Sacred Partnership, Dolphin Essence Experience, Empowering Magnificence and Be the Vision.

"We would love to meet you in person and introduce you to the life-changing, wondrous dolphin and whale experience. Please come and join us here in paradise for the adventure of your life!"

 
 
  Planetary Partners   - Joe Noonan

Joe Noonan -  author, speaker & shamanic guide - leads spiritual adventure retreats, workshops, leadership retreats & sacred water ceremonies celebrating the ecstasy of everyday life.  Joe has a passion for bringing groups of kindred souls together and aligning with the power, magnificence and beauty of Nature for personal & planetary transformation.

"The more we appreciate the beauty, magic & wonder of life, the more she can give..."  For your ongoing upliftment, laughter & inspiration, join Joe's "Awakening Everyday Ecstasy" blog at www.PlanetaryPartners.com/everydayecstasy.

 
 
  FLOW   - For the Love of Water

Now playing nationwide in the US - Irena Salina's award-winning documentary investigation into what experts label the most important political and environmental issue of the 21st Century - Water.  "Water is the sleeping giant issue of the 21st Century and we all need to wake up about it.  FLOW opens our eyes about the greatest threat  of our time - the global water crisis.  It is a compelling and passionate film. Its engaging narrative will grip the viewer." (Robert Redford).

 
 
  Band of Light  

Spearheaded by multi-instrumental singer and recording artist, +Elijah-, The Band of Light is an ever evolving collective of visionary musicians and artists that span across the globe, who are dedicated to exploring Co-Creation as a means of unifying the consciousness on Earth. The Band of Light is here to play, inspire, and ignite the hearts of the children of all ages, all races, and all creeds...Banding together as One.

 
 
  El Mar, Mi Alma   - Chile Tour 08

The 'El Mar Mi Alma' Chile Tour 08 is a journey by surfers to promote the wellbeing of marine mammals globally.

Surfers for Cetaceans have mobilised a global visual petition to gather support to stop Japanese whaling practices in the southern oceans. Surfers for Cetaceans plan to present this petition to the International Whaling Commission (IWC) conference in Santiago-Chile June 2008.

Surfers for Cetaceans will tour the coastline of Chile visiting cities and towns to meet with other surfers, university groups, indigenous people, authorities, and the wider community to discuss, promote and share knowledge on whale and marine conservation in the south pacific. The tour will be carried out in the spirit of unity and understanding, and hopes to generate publicity and movement towards peaceful protest at the IWC.