Originally published on the historical Tortuga’s website (2001). Reconstructed via the Wayback Machine. Historical source: Tortuga.com/archives/JohnLennon.html
John Lennon Peace Festival
Message from Jose Arguelles-Valum Votan and Lloydine Bolon Ik
“I don’t expect you to understand
The Kingdom of Heaven is in your hand
I don’t expect you to wake from your dreams
To late to rise now, so it seems…”
— John Lennon, “Real Love”
Greetings to all Planetary Kin and Earth Wizards gathered today at Glastonbury for the John Lennon Peace Festival. On this thirteenth day of Ramadan, we bring you great cheer and the words of universal peace – As-Salaam Alaikum!
Twenty years ago it was the day White Rhythmic Wizard, and our friend and brother, White Planetary Wizard joined the angels. Now it is the day White Cosmic Wizard, the fulfillment of the Wind Wavespell of Spirit, the day to take magical flight. Let us fly together as One!
Isn’t it true that twenty years ago today, the band began to play? Yes, it was the Angel Band that began to play, and we have been listening to this Angel Band ever since. Because we have been listening to this Angel Band with White Planetary Wizard, Kin 114, as the lead singer, we can now sing:
Yes, we do understand
The Kingdom of Heaven is in your hand.
We do expect you to wake from your dreams.
it is not too late to rise now, so it seems
All over the world the Earth Wizards are arising, with the key to the Kingdom of Heaven in their hands, a calendar of Thirteen Moons. The return to Natural Time is the return to Avalon. Thirteen Moon Dreamspell is the gateway to Camelot and the redemption of the Yellow Submarine, where even the Blue Meanies are eating flowers and posing for astral photographs with a trance band from New Jerusalem!
John is smiling with us. His life was not in vain, for it is written in the Holy Quran:
“Do not say of those who are killed in the cause of God, ‘They are dead,’ for they are alive, but you do not perceive.” Let us perceive with a Single Eye of Flaming Love the firmament of truth clad in Rainbows shimmering from pole to pole!
May the Revolution of Time fulfill the vision of this great martyr, and may the memory of his inspiration and joy be cherished in the hearts of all who set their course toward 2012 and Beyond!
On this sacred day, may you happily enjoy yourselves in each others company, brothers and sisters, and may your joy and love be the fragrance that brings the knowledge of peace into the hearts of all beings!
Ah Yum Hunab Ku
Evam Maya E ma Ho!
Valum Votan & Bolon Ik
Historical source via the Wayback Machine: Tortuga.com/archives/JohnLennon.html (2001)