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Two hundred kilometres north of Lima lies the recently discovered remnants of one of the most ancient centres of a civilisation yet to be unearthed in modern times.
View Slideshow: The Road to Caral
By J.J. Montagnier
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Barranco Murals – Lima, Peru.
Taken on February 26, 2019.
All photos were taken while on a walking tour in Barranco, the bohemian neighbourhood of Lima.
By J.J. Montagnier
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Buenos Aires is a paradise for street art enthusiasts and artists alike. One of the reasons is that unlike most large world cities it has an open and relatively unrestricted approach to urban art. This means that abandoned and derelict as well as occupied buildings can be used as art spaces as long as owners give their permission.
On a recent long weekend visit to Buenos Aires I decided to join a guided street art tour instead of seeking out murals and street art on my own, as I usually do. There are several walking tours available, but I decided to go with Graffitimundo, a non-profit organisation directly involved in supporting the urban arts scene in the city.
Photography by JJ Montagnier.
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Visiting The Chilean Lake District – January 2018
Photography by JJ Montagnier
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What does the future hold?
“It was halfway famine, it was halfway feast” 
This is the translation of the original Maya prophecy for Katun 2 Ahau (2012 – 2032). In this article and the next one we will match this prophecy with real trends and we will make realistic forecasts for the next fifteen years.
Physical energy configurations such as fossil fuel resources and renewable energies will be factored in and we will make predictions for how human beings are likely to respond to the challenges facing them in the coming years.
Having the right attitude
If we are internally (spiritually, mentally and psychologically) prepared for the external material changes in the world, they will appear to be positive, and our approach to them would be pro-active, courageous, responsible, motivated and engaging.
As above: spiritually / internally
So below: materially / externally
If we are not internally prepared for external changes in the world, on the outside they would appear to us as negative, disastrous, calamitous and unfair, and our approach would be that of fear, denial, evasion, resistance, victimhood and escapism.
A Concise Prophecy
The first thing that we notice about the prophecy for Katun 2 Ahau is that it is reasonably short: “It was halfway famine, it was halfway feast” . This is actually the portion of the prophecy that is considered the most important part by translators. The rest of the prophecy consists of some additional sentences and we will touch on them later.
Edmonson’s version comes across as less symbolic than other translations as he has already applied some interpretation to the symbolism, which serves the objectives of this article well as we will use it as a reference point for the rest of our discussion.
by JJ Montagnier
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