THE DOLPHIN PRINCIPLE. Life Riding the Wave.
The Dolphin Principle - Version 3.0 has been published by the EKSMO publishing house in Russia.
The first two editions of this book appeared when we had barely begun our acquaintance with dolphins. Then it seemed to many that what we wrote were fantasies, fairy tales...
The third edition comes out after the international scientific community has confirmed not only the intelligence of dolphins and whales, but also the existence of a developed culture and language.
The Dolphin Embassy we created currently has perhaps the largest collection of confirmed wonders associated with dolphins, human potential and consciousness...
But the feeling of wonder from each such meeting only intensified. When travelling to dolphins and whales, everything depends equally on them and the people involved.
Every time our boat becomes an ark, where French and English, Arabic and Hebrew, Russian and Spanish, Italian and Georgian, Dutch and Greek are to be heard, and yet we all always understand and feel each other.
Having been there once, you are the Dolphin Embassy.
THE DOLPHIN PRINCIPLE
Possibly there is a different intelligence somewhere in the Universe. We do not know. But one thing is certain, our planet, right here and now, possesses two forms of intelligence.
What do we want, as we write this book?
To understand dolphins? To find out what is needed from us in order to be able to communicate with them? To guess what we have that we can give them?
To understand others, in order to understand ourselves … To see others in order to perceive ourselves. To learn, to feel, to find what there is in us that we share with them, that is universal.
To examine himself, man needs a mirror. He has to be reflected in something that conveys the individual standing in front of it as precisely as possible, highlighting every detail.
In order finally to understand what was there and what is there – BEFORE and AFTER all the mirrors.
Dolphin Embassy Almanac
We have been limiting ourselves to the concept of Homo Sapiens (Wise, Rational Man) for such a long time, that only now, having reached a breaking point, we are beginnig to realize, how feeble our understanding of wisdom and rationality has been.
The function of a myth is to construct a world. Or at least to demonstrate its alternative versions. Or, if you prefer, to create a demand for a version of the future that may not exist as yet, but which – even on the level of physical sensations, cannot be mistaken for anything else – for it blossoms with joy. It’s far easier to answer questions that were posed a long time ago and to build out of bricks that have long been in abundance on the market, but we’re not needed for that, there’s already a huge number of people who manage to do this. It’s only worth working on things we can’t yet get our hands on. “Making dreams a reality.”
A Fleeting Contact
documentary 55 min, 2017
The Shore and the Ocean. The frozen and the fluid. The artificial and the genuine.
Humans and dolphins. Two ways of life. Two mentalities.
A dialogue about two world-systems. Is contact possible between them?
Intraterrestrial – inhabitants of the Earth - not us OR them, but us WITH them.
THE PROMISE OF ATLANTIS
This book on noetics is the result of a series of extraordinary expeditions and research efforts undertaken by an international team of specialists who devote their work to archeology of possibilities – the search in the past and present of what creates future.
Noetics derives from a Greek word referring to “intuitive knowledge”. It is a school of thought based on an integral approach to the evolution of human consciousness, reaching beyond conventional views of the world. Noetics blends ancient sacred knowledge about humans with achievements of modern science – neurophysiology, quantum physics, anthropology, etc.
MY PILOT, WHALE
Documentary, 27 min, 2014
After spending several months at sea with free-living dolphins, expedition of the Dolphin Embassy came up with the unique result; direct contact between two forms of intelligence is possible.
This contact overturned not only our usual ideas about dolphins, but also our ideas about the capabilities of human beings.
This film is the first to depict unmediated interaction between man and free-living pilot whale. It is a film that immerses audiences into the world of beings who have lived on our Planet fifty times longer than the humankind. A film that is in itself an experience of direct dialogue with them and the Universe. A film that presents us with an opportunity to adopt a different view of life, consciousness and ourselves.
All images in the film were shot in the open ocean with free-living pilot whales.
ANOTHER HUMANITY. DOLPHINS
By the time of release of the book, we have spent about fifteen hundred hours with them. Each time we come back from these journeys unable to speak. The space we have been to transforms our vocabulary that thus far seemed to describe the world quite adequately. The new language soaks in, re-cultivates us. The language is so much more genuine, that we are no longer able to speak and think in terms of the past.
TWELVE VESSELS OF JI
TWELVE VESSELS OF JI
Some time ago, during our round-the-world expedition “Archeology of Possibilities”, along the 30th Parallel North, we were fortunate to make a unique discovery: twelve well-preserved ceramic vessels, each one of them containing a golden plate with ideographic signs inscribed on it.
With the help of an international team of comparative linguists we managed to decipher the text comprised of twelve chapters, and written in a language that resembles in its semantic structure both Berber and Kechua.
... Everything you see around, everything what you see with your eyes and what is hidden from your eyes – is a possibility.
You are a breath of possibility.
If there is a dividing line between what is there and what can be there, the line is you.
What can be there but is not yet there is not your privately owned land, but you are the gates, as well as the gatekeeper.
And if it was not for you, there would be no lips to drink, to touch other lips, to blow on the wounds, and to whisper the words.
Open the eyes of your eyes, for the sea and the sky have no other eyes.
Follow your love, and you will never have to wander or make guesses randomly.
And when you do this whales come to you and stay by your side ...
FABLES OF THE 30th PARALLEL
FABLES OF THE 30th PARALLEL
Stories that happened to us during our round-the-world expedition, and that can hardly be called anything but fairy tales or fables.
They are accompanied with compositions by musicians who took part in the project.
01 Introduction - Ilia Vasherouk
02 Nocturne - Alizbar
03 Moods, Bottom - Davide Swarup
04 Lalita Gauri - Ustad F. Wasifuddin Dagar
05 Beginning of the Calendar - Ilia Vasherouk
06 Ngondro, for the Benefit of all beings - Chumba Lama
07 Crossroad - Alexander Samodoum & Alizbar
08 Esta Ninya - Anna Hoffman & Romancero Sefardi
09 Virgin Ocean - Arkady Shilkloper
10 Gateway - Alizbar & Alexander Samodoum
11 Closer to the End - EXIT Project
12 Idze Sen - Ann'Sannnat
13 Off the road - EXIT Project
14 Epilogue - Ilia Vasherouk
The Dolphin Embassy Book of Wonders
TWELVE VESSELS OF JI
... When we set out for the first expeditions, we hoped to find the algorithm of happiness and joy, as well as a universal way of heeling ailments, an antidote, an elixir of life. To unearth answers to eternal questions. To find lost practices of interaction with the world, in hope that they have survived to this day...
I have been thinking of the difference between water and the waves on it.
Rising, water's still water,
falling back, it is water,
will you give me a hint how to tell them apart?
Because someone has made up the word 'wave',
do I have to distinguish it from water?
There is a Secret One inside us;
the planets in all the galaxies
pass through his hands like beads.
That is a string of beads one should look at with luminous eyes.
A musical disc with compositions created by musicians united under the concept of Sanctuary.
In the world where we are all inseparably interconnected, time exists no longer: there’s nothing left to consume other than yourself. In the world where we are all inseparably interconnected, there are no longer any distances: if you shoot, you inevitably hit yourself. In the world where we are all inseparably interconnected, there is no longer any imprecision: you cannot receive without giving.
Within the obsolete ways of thinking and acting, based on consumerists urge to “conquer the world”, there are no longer any solutions for the present.
The human race is a part of the Universal body that is invested with the ability to be creative. The very moment we become aware of this, a huge leap in the world’s development will occur.
Dolphins and whales represent the most ancient form of consciousness on Earth. They have lived in this home fifty times longer than we have.
Changing our attitude towards them would be a true initiation for us, the passage from barbarity to maturity. If we learn at least not to kill or exploit them, we might one day stop killing our own kind.
THE PROMISE OF ATLANTIS
A musical disc supplementing The Promise of Atlantis book. A musical reconstruction with our own processing and arrangement.
01 Seize the Day
02 To New Shores
03 The Coin Dropped
04 Starlit Night
05 Princess' Guard of Honour
06 Message for Buddha
08 Master's Work
09 Tango Box
10 Skippers' Dance
11 Following Dolphins
12 The Solitude of Noah
14 Daddy's Songs (Erev shel shoshanim)
15 A Refined Creature
16 Clown in the Square
17 Promenade des Atlantes
18 The Flame of Flamel
19 Cis Atl Evi