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This is a portion of field reports containing choice entries from within our archive.

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Operations Report (2009)

First earth battalion
New Earth Army

“Be all you can Be”

GLOBAL STRATEGIC DESIGN CAMPAIGN ENDING SOON. Arcturus design announces the end to an 8 year strategic visioning and research effort. We are announcing a design reorientation and our near completion of the long range mission to establish a proactive Strategic outcome for our global civilization. We have developed five models (scenarios) from which we can draw ideal solutions and match them to a community of interest likely to execute them. High options for the new global civilization area available on request. See Jim Channon’s youtube videos for details.

EARTH SITUATION ROOMS We also want to recognize the efforts of our communications engineering team led by Frank Catanzaro to create EARTH situations rooms for Malaysia and Korea. Concepts include bridging real and virtual world conferences designed by Frank.

SOFT INCURSION TACTICS The global musical composer team (Alan Armstrong and Tony Selvadge) has also begun to build specific musical resonances to support soft incursions into contested areas. This is to support armed forces and first responders during moments of village entry so that no unnecessary deaths or callateral damage occurs from mistaken intentions. Harmonics and empathics are mixed into practical broadcasting tools to create such music. These compositions can also support the stress recovery work of the brain rangers in Iraq who are still sending almost all of their front line trauma patients back to duty after using music, massage, and critical incident review.

NON-LETHAL WEAPONS KITS Col. John Alexander who headed up the first non-lethal weapons directorate reports that the first tested wave of NL weapons have been placed in kits and sent to field units. Initial field data indicates the weapons set produced the desired effects of stopping the resistance to peaceful incursions. The soft pepper gas round fired from a shotgun seemed the most reliable to effectively deter resisters without permanent injury.

NEW EARTH ARMY PROTO-MYTHOLOGY The design of a global army that functions with the populace to recover the biosphere is well under way. The shift is based on Buckminster Fullers admonition to replace weaponry with livingry. The social architecture produced by our enterprise has an almost complete greenshift inventory model for military action based units. We know the problems …we have the green options. See Operation Noble Steward for a solid reference.

PROTONAUT DESIGN BEGINS Following the (Be all you can Be) model we are now selecting skill bundles to power the designs for new warrior monk archetypes. Our first archetype is change agent shaman. The next will be wildcrafter scout. Men and women candidates have been at work in studio bioport for a year helping us discern skill bundles. Training will be held in the new base opening in Kauai in the coming year led by Captain David Lakota.
OUTREACH Our combined web sites, youtube videos, and collateral information has tallied close to ½ million hits in recent months. Our proactive relationship with Overture Films (GOATS Clooney Movie Roast) has increased our range of coverage. A fine piece by Robert Colbert on his comedy show helped. The tally we expect may reach 5 million by Christmas.

SECOND LIFE PRESENCE We have constructed an island office complex for design teams and a giant pyramid showcase facility in second life to engage our associates in the coming year. Meetings of a global nature are obviously free now for the enterprises who have chosen to go virtual. See

NEW FILM We are sketching in the shooting script for the film SACRED GROUND. We have clear information on the design toolset for the paradise layer of our new global civilization …its called somazone design with a focus on resonance field generation to effect the entire psyche of the people playing in the new world landscape.

Project Earthrise… 100 Year Vision

The 100 year positive vision for planet earth.

Based on interviews with 2000 global leaders and visionary thinkers

EARTHRISE GOALS IN CAPS see each one as a paradigm shift

As we awaken to the grand new global infrastructure we have built as a by-product of both the industrial age and the information age, we now find ourselves a functioning global civilization, without realizing how it quite happened. We are moments away from having the COLLECTIVE GLOBAL PUBLIC VOICE that will redistribute our more centralized and mostly obsolete institutions and birth the decentralized VISIONARY MINDSET that will move humanity to a direct and comforting NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH NATURE.

Our next steps will combine PROFOUNDLY SIMPLE LIVING with WIDEBAND RENEWABLE ENERGY and give us the footing to begin to focus on NATURAL SECURITY AND GLOBAL RECONSTRUCTION. This will be to move the oceans and fresh waters to where they are most needed. We will restore the forest cover and coastal waterways and coral reefs and find grand new ways to rebuild our cetacean community. By expanding our options locally we will usher in the ETHICAL MARKETPLACE which will be another wideband array of new and very old means of exchange that will allow all to play in the arena of their choosing. Our education will have a new centerpiece and that will be THE SCIENCE OF CONSCIOUS EVOLUTION that will focus us on the emerging intelligence we need to stay awake during more complex and subtle times. Among our most important new skills will be the capacity to accept and then merge with other dimensions.

INTERDIMENSIONAL AWARENESS will allow for that series of new relationships with more conscious ways to live, more significant direct relationships with our animal and plant life, and the potential to accept that the local universe may have a variety of other conscious players who have just been waiting for us to reach a state of public awakening as a planet … so that mature conversations could take place. During this both stabilizing and more conscious period of existence we will all come to SEE THAT OUR PLANET IS AS GOOD A CANDIDATE FOR PARADISE as might be imagined. And that is what we shall build upon until our entry into the twenty-second century where we will have changed beyond anyone’s current imagination.

What about the Natural Guard?

The natural guard
And how Oasis living came to be

The ECO- cavalry of the FIRST EARTH BATTALION has been experimenting with the realities of having toopers carrying a superior hi-tech media toolset about on very nomadic adventures wherein the living is predicated on wildcrafting an existence wherever their days journey ends. This social archetype which is definitely techno-tribal also is now shaping our operating style for the NATURAL GUARD.

The Earth Battalions are found in townships and global villages that need an organizing force and platform to service the local development of food, water, and power. The natural guard then will fill out the tiny hamlets and outposts well into the interior. We need people who can establish oasis points in the outlands and bring them to a very survivable place. This will allow a flow of the natural guard to come to nature and restore her while living a very creative but low impact outdoor life.

Because the members will each be appointed with various cyborgian toolsets the NATURAL GUARD will maintain their virtual world connections in wormhole contact using viral boosterware as needed. Eventually this will see that the countryside is populated with a sustaining culture that operates real time on the deepest parts of our world with a constancy and natural love that keeps this planet alive at its roots.

There are various phases of this operation.
First there is the need for wildcrafting and techno-nomadic skill training. Then obviously a new series of portable organized living structures based on intelligent membranes and water catchment tools will bring the oasis life into being.

Various cultures throughout history: The gypsies, the overseas Chinese, the seafaring nations, the Hebrew traders, and other roving bands have perfected various toolsets that support such living. Back-packing tools, yurts, portable rechargeable toolkits, and a wide variety of small media devices that now can be woven into clothing. The cultural activities of sundance, rainbow tribe, and other events like burning man are setting cultural norms for such impromptu living. Whats exciting is that their seems to be a requisite variety of skills that can make such improvisational small communities work.

The practical side for the planet is that every region can have such nomadic groups that can reintegrate themselves into the rural and deeper landscape. Initially young people will create work agreements with elders who have lands they are not ready to abandon when they themselves cannot keep up with the physical labor required to keep them viable.

The group work needed is the clearing of natural pathways, the support of clean water sources, the gleaning of forests so the most promising species can make it to climax growth and be harvested mindfully. There is a new realization that living in nature more directly is a real pathway to creating a more soulfull life on this planet.

People isolated in urban boxes watching the televised electronic wasteland endlessly can die a very early spiritual death. Working together to provide for basic needs is in itself more deeply nurturing to the human consciousness.

Larger projects can also be boosted into being like the creation of large food forest reserves and the return of natural hunter gatherer ways. This will be a salve to a modern culture that is strung out mostly on a stagnant indoor life.

This is the beginning of the new nomadic way.

Global Gameplan



Designed by the
Arcturus Strategic Design Group
Hawaii island
Its an ages old truth that having a clear idea of what you desire or want to create is the single most important step in bringing that something new into being. So, who is imagining the comprehensive optimal situation for our emerging global civilization today? We have been connected and functioning together in a predominantly global way for thirty or more years now? This plan should get every element of our world into action …now! What are we waiting for?

Someone has to begin this planning.

By at least a dozen factors of common agreement and interactive exchange we are way more like each other as nations and peoples than we are apart. This hasn’t been announced because there are few if any organizations of stature that wouldn’t lose power if that global unity were known to be true. People everywhere would naturally demand the visionary future I speak of here. Nations it seems without exception are disinterested in that popular collective movement because it would diminish their control and increase their accountability to the earth herself.

We began twenty years ago.

In the absence of such unified global thinking and planning, the Arcturus Strategic Design team, has been at work on this opportunity for twenty years. It’s not that we are slow …its just that wisdom is required here and that takes time. We have also needed to research other key organizations, noteworthy ideas, and interview more than two thousand leaders about what is important to our future. All this, just to get the best thinking on the map. Most people even senior leaders have never thought about anything at that scale. Interestingly enough it is not much more difficult to work big even though it may seen so. The people of this world are with minor exceptions interested in the same things. So, in the end we simply need to know what they are, how to project them forward, and select key elements to guide the process. There are special skill sets which enable that work, but once the listening is complete, it just takes time to get things in a visual constellation of thinking, and action that is core to activating our global family where they live. We are oh so mindful that Nature and Universe will have their own ideas about things anyway.

We sought help along the way.

The key groups we have filtered our thinking include for example include the United Nations Foresite scientists who have a technical range of interest that exceeds all other groups. They also live in the future. It is unfortunate but true that politicians don’t think much further out than their next re-election period. The last global reconstruction plan, the Marshall plan, was conducted in world war two and managed by military commanders not politicians. . The World Business Academy fellows were our other key experts. In this case their extraordinary range as key thought leaders on the widest range of subject matter, gave us the proper breadth of thinking we believed was necessary. They had gender breadth, cultural breadth, and spiritual breadth.

The club of Rome, the Davos group, the club of Budapest and a dozen other groups have announced interest in such plans but have failed to produce them in any public comprehensive form we could unpack. Never-the-less they were helpful to insure we were not over-looking any major area of interest.

Our biosphere and its repair is the clear objective.

The unwavering common thread in all the practical calls for action is the repair and maintenance of our host the planet earth. Under secretary general of the united nations Robert Muller put the key global mind change paradigm shift in the center of the target:

“To see the earth we have as paradise.”… and obviously act accordingly.

That then has the necessary elevated position, higher purpose, and call to action necessary to bring significant global interest into play. It is not just about the economy, or environmental preservation, or human civilization … it is about all of them functioning together with a popularly understandable and visceral result as our measure of success. We should be able to feel it as we proceed.
Within that … economics, the environment, and cultural excellence and all the rest can be more precisely targeted.

Then there were some basic building blocks that included all the worlds major players. In this way everyone would be part of the major work:

Project Earthrise as a framework

Here the World Business Academy 100 year vision for the planet is very instructive. It includes eleven other paradigm shifting concepts which balance out the needs for a fully functioning civilization that is meaningfully engaged with emerging inter-dimensional intelligence and even Galactic connections, while intent on living in a vibrant biosphere. We have done the solar system this last century so the galaxy is the obvious natural next level for exploration on the physical plane. The inter-dimensional plane is less obvious but on our plan and visiting those domains won’t require all that much actual physical travel. So the march is in… as well.

The 20 corporate and institutional shifts

On the resources front, to answer questions of “how do we get this work done”, we chose to look at functioning institutions and corporate entities and asked what could they do to elevate their contributions to a vibrant global civilization living in a paradise level world. So, now we are shooting for the stars but doing so in terms of real resources we have to bring to bare on the developmental objectives. For example, oil companies would move fresh water, engineering assets would create canals to move rising oceans into needy deserts, and chemical companies would protect the biological agents and herbs they so need for their services without owning any rights to their use. Other logical shifts would occur for all corporations all in alignment with renewable energy needs.

Operation Noble Steward …recovering the biosphere

In a similar way the combined military organizations of the planet could take the emerging technologies and greener tools of the corporate and industrial domain and operationalize them with coordinated actions throughout the world. They, the militaries, we must remember, are already on the payroll and have all the means to move, subsist, and co-ordinate the work needed to bring our environment and the biosphere back into a high level of
aliveness regardless of the terrain. There is an almost perfect correspondence between each branch of service and their expected type of work. The army restores the land assets like forests and waterways, the Navy polices the seas, controls over fishing, and promotes the renewal of sea life. The marines work the coral beds and coastal wetlands. The global air force monitors pollution from space and transports refugees and other displaced persons including temporary villages using their giant transport planes. The coast guard will move into arctic zones and manage surviving species who are losing ground to melting habitat.

The global public brings back the heartlands

The remainder of the civilization itself must remain occupied with reoccupying the countryside and bringing more balance back into our access to natural resources.
The school children at each age bracket will, with the aid of military transport, work on various aspects of
nature like reforesting for high school youth, recycling for middle school youth, and bartering for basics at the elementary level. Colleges will maintain major seed banks, churches will work with the homeless and refugee elements, while other institutions will find corresponding missions to match assets. Corporations will find work in areas closest to their skill set and resource base. Every group has a way to contribute its own foundational service in a new alignment with planetary needs. What is so heartening about this idea is the fundamental match between the global challenges created by the United Nations and the actual declared interests of so many of the planets institutions. There are incredible matches to be found with just a cursory review of the options. The shifts required are normally 30 degrees or less in trajectory when compared to traditional approaches. That’s very doable!

Advancing humanity with a the 21st century skillbase

The new twelve basic intelligences will find their way into the curriculums of all schools while an evolutionary set of consciousness and awareness tools will permeate the culture at large. It will be possible for people to take responsibility for their states of being as well as their states of knowing using the new approaches. The doing is moving apace now. So, we will all be able to sink in a little deeper after the race forward we experienced in the industrial age.

National governments shift to natural bioregions

Governments will systematically lose their power to make war, protect special interests, and regulate how people will choose to live. They will service infrastructure and be broken into bioregional management zones. Politics as usual will be confined more to natural resources management at the regional level. Like perma-culture when an area is abused and can no longer support its population it must then reinvest in the solution with local support until the problem is solved while conserving a reduced population base.

Global affairs will be regulated by global web intelligence

The globe itself will be connected by a webocracy whereby every region will search for the tools and intelligence it needs to function using the instant solutions we can search for so easily so we live in a world “governed by real intelligence” about the best of all possible means. The key reason people will not need to travel so much or transport goods is because as a general rule all cultures will support themselves from within their own regional resources. International cargo with the exception of the transshipment of fresh water will largely will be relegated to small pieces of technology. The other principle reduction in travel will come from the fact that most villages and towns will have micro-politan zones where the most exciting global multi-cultural offerings will be available within a five minute walk. We will be a world of global villages connected by a web of intelligent solutions.

The basic approach to building this plan.

The twenty year search followed the footprints listed next:

Collect the best evolutionary tools for people to expand, then stretch the known kinds of intelligence by a factor of three, identify the social experiences needed to generate those advanced sets of awareness, place these inside a stimulating social architecture that could neatly provide a design science to rebuild that social architecture, next look at global resources that could carry the expected load of bringing the biosphere into an exciting new vibrancy, also examine corporate, institutional, and military gifts that could be redirected to right our global challenges and exceed them with available means, now take it all and apply the x3 factor to exceed the exponential expansion of our global technology … and finally array the critical options with a visual language that is clear while naming all the key awakenings with a meme like power. Whew!

The specific skillsets used to shape the strategy

Please contact us if you have questions about: gleaning skills, content analysis, special kinds of compressence, social architecture, advanced visual language, strategic design, extreme cultural overview, social purposing, concept elevation, altar piece graphics, meme based treatment, subsuming logic, geometric dynamics, and the facilitation of ideas at the global level. Then getting it all out there requires viral dynamics on the web. We welcome your feedback or better yet give what we have done to somebody who might understand how to do something about it even better than we have imagined!

Let us begin to move on this where ever you are as soon as you can.

This paper must be seen as an executive summary and the point of that is to get others thinking about the scale of the work we must all share. Having a lifetime of experience in strategic planning I must say … it is complete enough to work if the public motivation and global need arises tomorrow. Better start with something and adjust on the move … there soon may be no more time for another meeting.

My thanks to Buckminster Fuller, Barbara Hubbard, and a host of numinous coaches.


Principal designer
Jim Channon

The Earth Battalion is 30 Years Old… The Commander Speaks

Welcome … to those who will dare to think the unthinkable, the awakened warriors, and evolutionary scouts. You are in good company. Leaders go first! Its always like that and we were perhaps thirty years ahead of our time when we started this adventure. My work as a global elder comes as a result of a lifetime of experience criss-crossing this planet until for me its like a global village. I am here to presence the adventure for you… the next generations.

You have come into a time when the planet has just been connected by industrial age tools. Don’t let the tools themselves to distract from the fact that people everywhere deserve to know and feel the global unity that is now their’s for the choosing. Do not wait for governments to act as they have a vested interest in the boundaries they have created to make themselves important. They are not bad. They just are not invested in the planet or the planetary commons. You on the other hand must get into high gear to bring the biosphere into full repair or there will not be a next generation.

I take responsibility after much global speculation about the US Army’s very courageous and creative experiment called THE FIRST EARTH BATTALION to call attention to some facts. It isn’t as though there aren’t plenty of moments of the “edgy” and the unknown at work in our research. By the very nature of our mandate to “Dare to think the unthinkable” our intrepid band of scouts truly were reaching into the realms of the mysterious. But the motivation for that effort was to improve the chance for our soldiers to prevail on a predictably nasty battlefield. Pure and simple. It is the same for the generations now moving into a new century, For it will be the mastery of the mysterious that will bring you to our next best world. You could be as challenged by the environment as soldiers are by a nasty battlefield. Your souls will be well served also by reaching back into the natural world and bringing forward the paradise that just survives buried in busyness and mindless distractions. We can blend technology and nature at a new level.

The army has had a long and dreary history with the media since Vietnam. There are so few examples where arguably the most earnest, most schooled, and most over-worked organization in modern history has been reported on by people who have no idea that it is any more than an extension of basic training. Beetle Bailey, Gomer Pyle, Sergeant Bilko, Pvt. Benjamin, and MASH, was the folklore that fed the minds of the public about the army, This is an organization that just moved the equivalent of the city of Denver half way around the world to Iraq and then guided young men and women to perform tasks at levels they never will see again in their lives. They have done that in situations that would ethically challenge the brightest minds anywhere. During that time there has not been a whimper of complaint. That’s grit and honor at work. Receive them well when they come home and they will serve you again during the hard times. You must muster the same quick grit if we don’t want to see our precious world compromised by the slow death of a neglected biosphere.

There is a precise toolset including the global mindset, ethical principles, and human performance skills further along in this website that specifically cites the creative ideas in the Earth Battalion Field Manual. The nobility of the ethics have often been described as new age or naïve. The ethics were derived by simply looking at our coming world which is global and desperately in need of repair. Organizations as nobly centered as the US Army by using all the armed forces of the world acting as a team can help do that job like no other. I recently supervised over two hundred SAMS course officers from 20 nations conduct a bioforce planning exercise at the Combined Arms Center that considered the resources of all four branches of service to bring our global ecosphere up to snuff. You will see our planning effort to suggest a global Marshall plan using local natural guard elements and the military as a team. I ask you to trust this combination above all others just to get things going.

I want to thank all the “players” in our network of scouts for their work then and now as we continue into a new century striving to bring this world of ours into the vibrance it deserves. We have global reconstruction, the repair of the biosphere, and a major redistribution of oceans and refugees to plan for. I encourage you and others of similar mind to read the manual and accept the far-reaching challenges that fit for you. WE are all at the shift point ….make your move and ask others to follow you ..right where you are!

See Earth as Paradise!


Jim Channon
global elder