[Springboard] Salmon:The New Stronghold

M. George Walters m.george.walters at verizon.net
Fri Jan 4 15:01:03 EST 2008

Hi Bill

Thanks for this. I am in the midst of a project but had to chime in briefly.
I am reminded of Jack's quest for a name and John Cock's passion fro this. I
think the turf we are trying to defend is the Blue Marble. I have named our
Wayside Inn the "Blue Marble Wayside Inn - Tampa". Maybe we are the Order of
the Blue Marble, whether we use that name or not. And that Blue marble is
hurling itself through the Un-I-Verse - the total not-I-ness where the deep
undercurrents of the New Religious Mode and the New Social Vehicle are
swelling to wash upon the shores of the future -- where those young pioneers
will stand on our backs and not know our names. 


It is across this Blue Marble we are scattered and where we stand and gather
with others.


Thanks Bill






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From: springboard-bounces at wedgeblade.net
[mailto:springboard-bounces at wedgeblade.net] On Behalf Of Bill Salmon
Sent: Friday, January 04, 2008 14:30
To: Springboard Dialogue
Subject: [Springboard] Salmon:The New Stronghold


    The New Stronghold is The Diaspora. 

    The mythology of the Torah speaks of God's intention to spread the love
of God to all the world. The Hebrew Nation (the old, old Order) was assigned
this task, but spent most of its history defending itself attempting to
claim the Promised Land that belonged to other people. 

    Prior to the Great Exile, Jeremiah, preparing his "Times" lecture,
reminded the people of their historical assignment and their failure to live
the demonstration of the 10 Commandments. The result, Jeremiah claimed,
would be their defeat and Exile.On the other hand, Isaiah, preparing his
"Times" lecture, reminded the people of their historical assignment and
their failure to live the demonstration of the love of God. The result,
Isaiah claimed, would be their defeat and Exile. 

    Two observations can be made: 

First, the defeat and Exile of the Nation of Israel ended in fulfilling
God's intended purpose. While the Nation was in Exile (in Syria and Iraq,
for God's Sake) for 150 years they never lost their religious identify
thereby fulfilling what God intended them to do throughout the then known

Second, Jesus at the very beginning of his ministry, is the one who asks for
the Isaiah scroll, reads the historical assignment, and then tells his
listeners that he is the fulfillment of its direction. 

    What is the lesson?

First, we have no home! Remember: "This world is not my home, I am a
stranger here. I've seen across this world the Other World appear. . ." Yep,
we live in the "Other World."

Second, evidently our future as the new, new Order is to live in Diaspora. 

Third, we've already got demonstrations going on all around the world, and
now the need is to find some way of baptizing them all into one body. When
it is possible to get this done, then we will be the demonstration of the
Awakened who live as the Body of Christ; although it is not necessary to
call it anything. However, to wash something in 4,000 years of history ain't
chopped liver, particularly when this history embraces the Jews, Christians
and Muslims. Also, within our history, we didn't do too bad with a lot of
other religious manifestations with whom we made friends and besides whom we
worked "Developing the Human Dimensions of Human Community."   

    In some of my conversations that I have writing around the edges of this
topic, I've been reminded that the glue to hold such diversity under one
umbrella may be the intuitive activies of rhythm, dance, song, and poetry.
Certainly, my conversationalist affirms it is no longer the militaristic
images of swords, death and concertina wire that are meaningful to the next
generation who will pick up the deep rhythms in which we've already been
dancing for the last 60 years. In my conversations I was reminded of Joe M.
tapping the heel of the hand and rocking forward to his finger tips
illustrating the 'lub-lub" of our heart beats. "This," he claimed, "is the
rhythm to which we dance." Here is the real glue; one of our tasks is to
give it form!

    Isn't it the next generation for whom we need to be plowing the ground?
Us old bones are soon gonna be disconnected, and for me this is a persistent
worry about our legacy; the new Ezekiels will flow with young oxygenated
blood. Our imperative is to provide The Call and The Vision; our task is to
provide the structures that can be altered or dumped as the future demands;
this is the work of the Future Order. 

    Somehow, I get the feeling that we need not fear The New Diaspora; we
may be getting more work done than we think we are achieving, and the neat
thing is that it all is not our accomplishment and maybe it never was. 

    I don't know. . . these are just ruminations--cow-belch--from an o'l

    What do you all think? 

    Bill Salmon

----- Original Message ----- 

From: W. J. <mailto:synergi at yahoo.com>  

To: Springboard <mailto:springboard at wedgeblade.net>  Dialogue 

Sent: Friday, January 04, 2008 12:46 AM

Subject: [Springboard] new glue needed


Marilyn wrote:


When all was finally at stake, we would, collectively, from every point
across the globe, move backwards toward Chicago, brandishing our "swords,"
to protect our sacred place of Origin.


YUP... but that was back when we were totally convinced that 'Chicago' would
always be our spiritual refuge and source of inspiration. 


Who was minding the store when it was dismantled and sold off in pieces?

Now that what we meant by 'Chicago' is but a memory, what is the new





Richard Alton <dick_alton at hotmail.com> wrote:

This is a tough network! First, I was accused of being a racist and now a
sexist! I learned my RS-1 at the feet of Kay Lush and Charles Lingo so one
could see why I am easily confused.

Richard H.T. Alton International Consultants and Associates 'building global
bridges' 166 N. Humphrey Ave, Apt, 1N Oak Park, IL 60302 T:1.773.344.7172
richard.alton at gmail.com Don't let the fear of striking out hold you back
Babe Ruth


To: springboard at wedgeblade.net
Date: Thu, 3 Jan 2008 17:36:36 -0500
From: marilyncrocker at juno.com
Subject: Re: [Springboard] {Disarmed} Re: Fwd: [Oe List ...] Salmon: Where's
the glue?

Hey you dear "guys",


This gal recalls we said that:

*	RSI (and all our methods that emerged from that understanding of
TWLI) was branded on our eyelids; 
*	When we were deployed overseas, we needed to be able to teach RSI in
an instant, even as we passed another person, while "swinging across the
jungle on a vine." [I attribute this last image to Slicker]; 
*	"Cutting off the right arm" was what might be required in our time
(the 20th C) to signify being the Church; and 
*	 When all was finally at stake, we would, collectively, from every
point across the globe, move backwards toward Chicago, brandishing our
"swords," to protect our sacred place of Origin.

So, the notch in the ear and the toe tag (for one who has always worn ear
baubles of some kind, and painted her toes) are not as memorable.  But any
common glue is good glue, I say.


Peace and affection,




Marilyn R. Crocker, Ed.D
Crocker & Associates, Inc.
123 Sanborn Road
West Newfield, ME 04095
(207) 793-3711


On Thu, 3 Jan 2008 09:18:06 -0600 Richard Alton <dick_alton at hotmail.com>

Wow, and I thought it was the notch in the ear! Can you return a notch?

Richard H.T. Alton International Consultants and Associates 'building global
bridges' 166 N. Humphrey Ave, Apt, 1N Oak Park, IL 60302 T:1.773.344.7172
richard.alton at gmail.com Don't let the fear of striking out hold you back
Babe Ruth


From: icabombay at igc.org
To: gharper1 at mindspring.com; springboard at wedgeblade.net
Date: Wed, 2 Jan 2008 19:50:53 -0600
Subject: Re: [Springboard] {Disarmed} Re: Fwd: [Oe List ...] Salmon: Where's
the glue?

It's the tag on the toe, the tag on the toe, just look! 



On Jan 2, 2008, at 7:48 PM, gharper1 at mindspring.com wrote:


Damn--Afraid I Misunderstood! 

I was so sure we said on the underside of our eyelids!  At any rate, that's
where I had mine done.

Can you return a tattoo?  Or exchange it?


-----Original Message----- 
From: James Wiegel 
Sent: Jan 2, 2008 7:38 PM 
To: Springboard Dialogue , Bill Salmon 
Subject: [Springboard] Fwd: [Oe List ...] Salmon: Where's the glue? 

Bill, thanks for sending the story.  It is great.  Were the questions


For those of you who have not yet sent their stories, the link is:




On your question about glue, Bill -- someone sent out an email on this . . .
and I lost it . . .


Gordon, Jack,


Do you have the email with the picture of the tattoo of the earthrise we are
all engraving at the base of our spines??  Bill (see below) did not see that
one.  I hurt my back over the holidays and cannot twist around to take a
close enough picture of mine to pass the censors or post on my personal


Wiegel (further comments below, way below)

Bill Salmon <wsalmon at cox.net> wrote:

From: "Bill Salmon" <wsalmon at cox.net>
To: "Ecumenical Order" <oe at wedgeblade.net>
Date: Mon, 31 Dec 2007 15:10:53 -0600
Subject: [Oe List ...] Salmon: Where's the glue?


    Like most of you I'm frequently awakened to discover I've been thinking
about the material out of Junaluska, and there seems to be something
missing. So I share this reflection with you and, perhaps, you can set my
mind at rest.

    Rev. Joe Buckles (from Kansas) was responsible for my desire to join the
Order. One day I visited with Joe in Chicago when everything was run out of
our facilities at 5th City. He greeted me warmly and asked what I was doing
now. I launched into my best presentation about establishing the Lake
Ministries in the State of Kansas, and how deeply involved I was in
recreational ministries.

    Joe looked at me and replied, "Um-m, too bad your work is so reduced.
The world needs your spiritual energy rather than just the state of Kansas."
I laughed off his spiritual dart, but the truth was too clear to be ignored.
Shortly after that both Beverly and I were on our way to the Ordered Life.

    What was it that held us together? As I remember, one thing was the
critique that we were Nothings in history because we made paramount The
Great Awakening to live the humane life by creating structures for the Human
Factor in Human Development. The point being, we became the nothings so that
our secular-religious Christ could be everything.

    We lived on behalf of those unable to, unwilling to, or in denial about,
living the Awakened Life against the day when all the earth would live the
awakened life  together.

    For this purpose we used the traditions of the Christian Church as the
theological glue to hold us as one. This was grounded in the Daily Office
and the Sunday evening Common Meal.

    Did anything like this get raised at Junaluska?

    Maybe I've been reading too much of "Mother Teresa: Come Be My Light."
Here is the living embodiment of Transparent Doing done in the midnight of
her soul that experienced the entire absence of faith. She stood as the
little Dutch Girl with her finger in the dyke holding back the destructive
waters of social degradation against the day the Missionaries of Charity
would have the structures in place to do what history needed them to do.

     Maybe this is what our Order is experiencing since 1988? Certainly,
this has been a dark night of our corporate soul, but I've lost sight of the
transparent awakening event the world is waiting for.

    The lesson I keep coming back to is the glue that held her together, and
that of her sisters/brothers, and that kept her work going was the
Eucharist. If, and when, the Order again finds its voice, what will be the
Eucharist that sustains it?

    Enlightenment please!

    Bill Salmon


Jim Wiegel here.  This is a good question.  I have not read Mother Teresa's
book.  Bill Bailey sent me a CD of their advent service and that was
interesting, and I found an old book that had Chardin's Mass on the World in
it, and that was even more interesting in this regard. 


I think we have not gotten further than to suggest putting personal pages on
the repository web site as a sign that you acknowledge the declaration that
was drafted. (That is, in addition to the tattoo)


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been here, but what about yesterday? Where is it now? It will be gone to us
. . . like today will be long gone ... When tomorrow comes around. -- Dodge
Chatto 1975 



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