living from planet earth • familyhood • sacred care










Cultivare, cultiva terra, arable land, colere, colō; worship, protect, cultivate. As a regular gift to our $200+/month members ($2,400+/year) Live From Planet Earth offers 10 days/year on family/collective rural homestead estate in Jamaica.* We're also welcoming our $500+/month members ($6,000+/year) willing to garden organically with us, who pass our vetting, to get away on an unlimited/year basis. Message us or confirm your membership & we'll get you started (partial airfare reimbursement). If you'd like to simply support us without needing/wanting to receive these perks in return, please sign up for any small level of regular contribution below and you'll have our gratitude; we'd rather earn less overall support from a steady group of conscience-committed supporters, than earn more support from random non-committed voyeurs at unpredictable intervals. "Family first."

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* 1. Immersive Learning (complimentary group adventures, swimming, breathing, stretching, nature walking meditations, gardening, &c.), 2. Healthy Food (complimentary fruits, roots, seeds, herbs, & vegetables), 3. Skin Wellness Therapy (complimentary facials & our cleansing kit).

Testimonials
"It was wonderful! Even more than we expected. Greatly appreciated!"

"I didn't realize heaven was gonna look like this."

Live From Planet Earth is a hands-on, cooperative meditation — on self-sustaining, tropical, organic human being and development — rooting and producing through your generous, reparative, faithful contributions. Please support by helping us fill this measure little by little, slowly but surely: Annual ($36), ($2400), ($6000); Monthly ($3), ($5), ($10), ($25), ($30), ($40), ($60), ($70), ($80), ($90), ($130), ($200), ($500), ($1000).

skin wellness



Skin Wellness is a practice as old as humanity. It is one of the best rituals to begin creating, and is the foundation for, a healthy sense of self. As a regular gift to our $10+/month members Live From Planet Earth offers traveling facial skin care consultation and routine techniques.* Confirm your membership and we'll start scheduling with you right away.

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$270-520+/month
With us in Jamaica (partial airfare reimbursement), &/or at your home, job, & events (includes 1 item from our cleansing kit):

Standard
(Extractions, Skin analysis, Massage, Maintenance, Aromatherapy, Photo Rejuvenation, Hydrotherapy, Detoxifying, Hydration, Toning, &/or High Frequency)
60/75/90 mins

Advanced
(Tridoshic Full Body: Halo Therapy, Infrared Sauna & Shower, Hand & Foot Massage, & Back Treatment)
60/90 mins

Supplementary
(1. Back Treatment, 2. Micro Current, or 3. Biological Peels)
30 mins

$10+/month
Skype&Facetime&c. Video Consultation/Education
30 mins

Testimonials
"So informative in explaining every single step she's doing with my skin. I'm glad I finally met someone who was really willing to help and boost my natural skin barrier function, instead of focusing on giving that instant glow without really thinking about sustainable skin health."

"Not only extremely knowledgeable and attentive, but also she was ridiculously charismatic. My skin spoke to her, and she listened. Everything she applied to my face was explained thoroughly, and I never felt my face wasn’t in good hands. My skin was restored to a healthy glow, better than some longer facials I’ve had before. She helped me understand what type of post-facial care I needed for my problem areas."

"You are seriously the skin whisperer. It’s insane how much of an improvement I see."


Licensed Esthetician
Allow Madeline to assist you in building your honest beauty regimen, containing natural extracts and active-ingredient botanicals, along with a skin-analysis plan for long-term stabilization of the skin barrier, and to develop healthy boundaries for personal care. She will read your skin past, treat your skin present, and guide you to a healthy skin future.

Live From Planet Earth is a hands-on, cooperative meditation — on self-sustaining, tropical, organic human being and development — rooting and producing through your generous, reparative, faithful contributions. Please support by helping us fill this measure little by little, slowly but surely: Monthly ($10), ($270), ($280), ($290), ($300), ($320), ($400), ($420), ($500), ($520), ($1000).

ancient medicine



Maharishi Ayurveda Foundation
The Liberator Magazine 2.1 #3 2003, 3.1 #5 2004, 3.3 #7 2004

Your First Visit to a Vaidya

What to expect: Ayurvedic physicians (vaidyas) follow a healing tradition that dates back thousands of years—5,000 years at the very least. Their textbooks are written in Sanskrit, and the body of knowledge that the enlightened sages of those ancient times left behind is truly astounding in its depth and volume. What this means, in modern times, is that a vaidya is required to be more than a healer—(s)he needs to be a good communicator. This also means that your first visit to a vaidya is going to be an experience with a difference.

What is a vaidya: A person earns the title of vaidya when he has, through training, acquired a deep Ayurvedic knowledge about the physical, mental, and emotional aspects of healing (veda = knowledge). This is because in Ayurveda, disease is not treated on just the physical level—it is always seen in the context of a person's overall personality and circumstances—which includes factors like profession, family life, seasonal influences, and daily habits. Therefore, vaidyas study the whole field of life, individual and cosmic, not just the field of medicine. Because they look for personal unique causes of imbalance, vaidyas do not imply conventional diagnostic tools like the blood-pressure instrument, thermometer, etc. They hold your wrist and take your pulse, for it is the wave of your pulse that is their most reliable source of information about your individual physiology and balance needs ...

africana study abroad alliance #reparations



Africana Abroad is a travel, production, and publishing alliance, founded by Brian Hughes Kasoro along with The Liberator Magazine/Live From Planet Earth to foster Africana literacies in diaspora travel and eight African/Indigenous American adolescent study abroad tour/leadership programs from six cities in particular, including New York (International Youth Leadership Institute, Brotherhood Sister-Sol), Atlanta (Habesha, Sankofa Spirit), Baltimore (Afrikan Youth Alchemy), St. Louis (Good Journey), Philadelphia (Sankofa Freedom Academy), and Detroit (Atlantic Impact) ...

cleanse, tone, moisturize





As a regular gift to our $15+/month members ($180+/year) Live From Planet Earth introduces a day & night Aloe Quinoa Rosemary exfoliating wash* and after-cleanser Flax Seed toner** for all skin types, face, hands, and body, hand-made using only all-natural ingredients. Confirm your membership & address and get this 2-item kit delivered monthly.

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* 1. Quinoa (an "ancient mother grain" that's gluten-free & rich with anti-inflammatory compounds), 2. Raw Aloe Vera (an anti-inflammatory that also speeds up cell reproduction), 3. Glycerol (moisturizes the skin with natural triglycerides), 4. Vitamin E (tocopherol is a preservative and antioxidant), 5. Rosemary Essential Oil (an anti-microbial preservative), and 6. Lactic Acid (vg, aids in the removal of built-up dead skin & impurities while helping maintain the skin's pH balance). Apply a teaspoon to palm of hand, massage together with warm water, massage face/body in gentle circles while avoiding eyes/orifices, and completely rinse with warm water.

** 1. Aqua, 2. Brown Flax Seed (moisturizes the skin with natural lignan that scavenge free radicals increasing inflammatory resistance), 3. Raw Aloe Vera, 4. Vitamin E. Apply a dime size amount to skin, massage while avoiding eyes/orifices.

Testimonial
"Cleared my skin issues in 2 days! Feeling like I've got a whole new face. Winner!!!"

Live From Planet Earth is a hands-on, cooperative meditation — on self-sustaining, tropical, organic human being and development — rooting and producing through your generous, reparative, faithful contributions. Please support by helping us fill this measure little by little, slowly but surely: Annual ($180); Monthly ($15).

let me look @ you



As a gift to our potential members, Live From Planet Earth offers 2 chapters from the forthcoming novel Let Me Look at You, a 21st-century urban tale of post-Black survival, art, and love. Join us today with a monthly contribution to help us publish this project in full, printed and perfect-bound for all 1-year members (annual or 12 consecutive months).

exclusive feature
Michael J. Wilson
Let Me Look at You (2021).
The Liberator Magazine
(artwork: Madeline Lafontant)

///Chapter Six

I woke up to the sound of a wooden table snapping and crunching in the back of a garbage truck outside. It's always during the most pacifying dreams that the waking world puts together an orchestra of grating noises to rouse you from your peace. Nothing is worse than the scraping sound of my doorbell, which is why I cut the wire to it. I rarely turn the ringer up on my phone. I keep my windows shut in the summer to try and drown out the noise of car stereos and home entertainment systems, but the bass still rattles my walls. I think a perfect day for me would include sitting silently with Contessa by my side and maybe a little rain, or even better, heavy snow so that I wouldn't have to put up with the ruckus of snarling buses and wailing ambulance sirens ...

polygyny/polyfidelity: realistic solution to oppression & disunity?



In the following email about polygamy/polygyny/polyfidelity, a reader, sharing her thoughts after an individual study on the subject, wonders (Above: Couple's Privilege YOUTUBE) if a modified or resurrected, egalitarian version of the practice might be an immediate solution to and defense against persistent forms of politico-economic oppression such as greed ...

the mattertime / a new perspective of matter, space, & time (on matter, mind, & the battle of time)



exclusive feature
Alfred Ang'asa
{Mombasa:Kenya}

Matter exists in three forms: hardware, software, and energy. Any single particle of matter consists of these three forms. The conception of space in relation to matter has always created a wrong impression that matter, especially the observable, occupies the space. This idea persists even though investigations prove that matter is incomprehensible and incapable of finality both in description and experimentation, and time is the miraculous commodity which enables any logical perception of matter in any of its forms ...


Live From Planet Earth is a hands-on, cooperative meditation — on self-sustaining, tropical, organic human being and development — rooting and producing through your generous, reparative, faithful contributions. Please support by helping us fill this measure little by little, slowly but surely: Annual ($36), ($180), ($2400), ($6000); Monthly ($3), ($5), ($10), ($15), ($25), ($30), ($40), ($60), ($70), ($80), ($90), ($130), ($200), ($500), ($1000).

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Live From Planet Earth is a hands-on, cooperative meditation — on self-sustaining, tropical, organic human being and development — rooting and producing through your generous, reparative, faithful contributions. Please support by helping us fill this measure little by little, slowly but surely: Annual ($36), ($180), ($2400), ($6000); Monthly ($3), ($5), ($10), ($15), ($25), ($30), ($40), ($60), ($70), ($80), ($90), ($130), ($200), ($500), ($1000).

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Live From Planet Earth is a hands-on, cooperative meditation — on self-sustaining, tropical, organic human being and development — rooting and producing through your generous, reparative, faithful contributions. Please support by helping us fill this measure little by little, slowly but surely: Annual ($36), ($180), ($2400), ($6000); Monthly ($3), ($5), ($10), ($15), ($25), ($30), ($40), ($60), ($70), ($80), ($90), ($130), ($200), ($500), ($1000).

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cuba, 2015



exclusive feature
Dr. Clyde Taylor
{New York, NY}

Editorial Note: Fidel Castro invoked a seductive binary as an aesthetic approach to reading the world when speaking about the Battle of Cuito Cuanavale in 1987 and 1988 during the Angolan liberation movement; the world would know itself in terms of before and after it. Toussaint L’Overture says “Let them tremble when they reach our coast ...” Fidel says “You will never have Cuba”. The nuances of concession, negotiation, and intermingling often get lost in headstrong revolutionary-period narratives. The before-befores and after-afters are important. Sex, Lies, and Tourism, for instance. In Cairo, on behalf of Namibia, Cuba just wanted to be at the table, after all.

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As Gertrude Stein is famously reported to have said on her death bed, “Alice, what is the answer?” No response: “Alice, what is the question?” Stein observed a sound path: in order to find the best answer, you need to find, or choose, the right question. Here I track maybe six answers searching for the right question to be put to new relations between the United States and Cuba.

Historian Gerald Horne offers an answer to a question few have bothered to ask. He argues that economic and political pressures from the African presence was a major reason why the colonial elite decided to wage a war for independence (“Negro Insurrection and Foreign Invasion: Slavery, 1776 and the Founding of the United States”) ...


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Live From Planet Earth is a hands-on, cooperative meditation — on self-sustaining, tropical, organic human being and development — rooting and producing through your generous, reparative, faithful contributions. Please support by helping us fill this measure little by little, slowly but surely: Annual ($36), ($180), ($2400), ($6000); Monthly ($3), ($5), ($10), ($15), ($25), ($30), ($40), ($60), ($70), ($80), ($90), ($130), ($200), ($500), ($1000).

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the last generation of black people



2012, New York: The Liberator Magazine.
ISBN 9780991108404
» Artbook @ Museum of Modern Art PS1
» McNally Jackson
» The Strand
» Quimby's
» Ancestry Books
» PanAfrican Connection

realities we otherwise would never know / beyond ideology



exclusive feature
Brian Hughes Kasoro
{Brooklyn, NY}
(2012). The Last Generation Of Black People. New York: The Liberator Magazine.

"We cannot see the wind, but we can both hear and see what it does. What some call intuition, others would call the eyes and ears of the heart. In real ways, only when we experience the Universe with our hearts as well as with our minds will our ears hear, our eyes see, realities we otherwise would never know."*

My dear love,

I do not support Feminism. Yet, I have noticed enough to call it a trend that many intellectual-types have pledged ideological allegiance today. I do not consider myself enlightened. I am not a romantic. At every turn ideology seems to me a reactionary solution. Imbalance--the absence of peaceful understanding--between man and woman, however, is one of the most important issues of our time ...

editor's note / the last generation of black people



exclusive feature
Brian Hughes Kasoro
{Minneapolis, MN}
(2012). The Last Generation Of Black People. New York: The Liberator Magazine.

"A people's name should link them to land, history, and culture. 'Black' tells you how you look, but not who you are."
Dr. John Henrik Clarke

"Let us mix the long memories of a people destroyed with new narratives of our own making, as we move into space of our own choosing, as we dream in images woven from our people’s best desires, as we plan on designs drawn from our own reflection, then make again the universe that might have been but was not, here in this place, now in this time freed for our new creation."
— Ayi Kwei Armah, "KMT: In the House of Life"

"Your teachers/ Are all around you./ All that you perceive,/ All that you experience,/ All that is given to you/ Or taken from you,/ All that you love or hate,/ Need or fear/ Will Teach you—/ If you will learn..."
— Octavia Butler, "Parable of the Sower"

In 2012 my generation seemed to find itself swimming in the proverbial "primordial waters" (see: Carruthers, Jacob. Mdw Ntr: Divine Speech: A Historiographical Reflection of African Deep Thought from the Time of the Pharaohs to the Present. *Reviewed in Liberator 5.1 #14). The darkness underwater can be frightening upon entry. It can also grow to become blindly euphoric. As we are subsumed, the best of us and ourselves realize that we are capable of embracing chaos in order to survive--sometimes fostering chaos in the process. But, often, darkness remains un- and improperly named. In that spirit, Mike Wilson's previously published piece, "Pre-blackness, blackness & post-blackness: 195,000 b.c. to Today," best sums up the rhythm and temperature of this publication.

Yet it is Dr. Carruthers who grounds us to the past and helps guide us to the future; recovering and retelling the ancient African story of "Weheme Mesu" (The Repetition of Birth) in his essay, "An African Historiography for the 21st Century" (The Preliminary Challenge. African World History Project, Association for the Study of Classical African Civilization).

"[F]our thousand years ago ... Amen M Hat pronounced Whm Msw (Weheme Mesu) as his Horus name.... The renaissance began with the publication of a text that emphasized Good Speech (*The text is entitled "The Prophecies of Neferti." See: M. Lichtheim, Ancient Egyptian Literature, vol. I, The Old and Middle Kingdoms. Berkeley, University of California Press,1975. 139-145. **In the story, the king orders his advisors to bring him a wise person who can enlighten him with Good Speech and Excellent Discourse.) as the route to restoration after the divisions and conflicts at the end of the preceding era. Literary productions characterized the period. Old texts were revised and new genres were established for the creation of new literary directions. Thus the spirit of this rebirth was not merely the rote repetition of the past, rather it was the establishment of a new edifice on the firm foundations of ancient traditions. But the waters of the deep well of time-tested ancestral wisdom did not dictate details, rather this flow inspired bold innovations."

Like the sunrise, we are perpetually reborn. Old Weheme Mesu reminds us that we're reborn in different ways each time; solving the paradox, as Dr. Carruthers says, by being timeless yet keeping time. And, if we are practicing our Good Speech, we find our purpose as shining measures of time in a timeless eternity. As long as we remember The Repetition of our Birth, we can call ourselves whatever we choose. As such, the birth of poly- or hyper- or more detailed blackness is the death of blackness; of slave-black and negro-black and commercial-black and yesterday-black. Without paradox, setting into darkness is the beginning of rising out of darkness. Knowing this to be true, we choose here to occupy our present with speeches for the future. Despite yesterday's return to darkness, we ask, "what will we be today, sun? And the next time we are born?" What some know as death, we know as coming forth by day. Over and over again, as Nzinga Ratibisha Heru says, "with compassion, without compromise."

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the case of hip-hop



exclusive feature
Michael J. Wilson
{Brooklyn, NY}
(2012). The Last Generation Of Black People. New York: The Liberator Magazine.

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This is not an attempt to appeal to the sensibilities of yesteryear, a clarion-call for the new Charlie Parker, the new Al Green, or even the new Nas. Outside of a few universal concepts embodied by each of those artists (namely, a kind of modernist inventiveness useful in all ages, an insistence on the power of love, a dedication to an honest assessment of human struggle, in that order), none of them have anything uniquely contemporary to say to the listener today. Hip-hop itself has begun to compromise its own relevance by growing ironic in relation to its most noteworthy period (i.e., the 1990s). The genre has outpaced its context; it is no longer the voice of the inner city--it is now just filler music. Apparently, this transformation has taken place with the approval of the hip-hop audience ...


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previous releases



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testimonials
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where is my black messiah



Live From Planet Earth invited musicians James Tillman, Asante "Tut" Amin, Kala & The Lost Tribe, and Russell Carter Jr. to chop it up intimately in Brooklyn. youtube.com/livefromplanetearth

B-Side:


produced by Brian Hughes Kasoro
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a sweet taste of africa



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Brian Hughes Kasoro
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