About Me: Alan Moore Musicians & Fine Artists for World Peace - Founder & director Butterfly Gardeners Association - Founder & director PO Box 1511, Vallejo, Ca 94590 415-424-7238 firstname.lastname@example.org www.butterflyspirit.org/projects/musicians_and_artists.html www.myspace.com/musiciansforpeace www.butterflyspirit.org
Bio: Alan Moore received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from City College, studied molecular biology at the City Graduate Center and Hunter College in New York City, and taught qualitative analysis at Queens college as an Adjunct Prof. of Chemistry during his graduate studies.
His interest in promoting Earth stewardship began during the first Earth Day in New York City.
He become the founding coordinator for Common Cause in the 15 C.D. in Pennsylvania to promote environment causes by working for governmental reform and accountability and worked for Campaign Reform, the Sunshine Law, the Lobby Disclosure Act, & Finance Disclosure for public officials. He later became the Publicity Chairman for Common Cause of Pennsylvania.
In 1993 he founded the Butterfly Gardeners Association (BGA). Its mission was to make the butterfly a symbol for a sustainable environment, world peace, and the conscious evolution of the human race.
On June 26, 1997, the BGA was invited by the United Nations to release 400 butterflies for the Earth Summit +5. Other such events included a Healing Garden dedication & Butterfly Release for the City of Richmond at the Booker T. Anderson Jr. Community Center hosted by Mothers Against Senseless Violence, the world's largest butterfly release for Earth Day 99 with over 10,000 children participating, the Hague Appeal for Peace Convention in 1999 where the World Peace Candle was presented and Freed Schmitter released 100 white butterflies during a ceremony, the Tree Island Millennium Gathering in 1998 held at the Oregon Institute of Technology, the opening of the Contra Costa Earth Day Festival at the Concord Pavilion and Earth Day Berkeley at Martin Luther King, Jr. Park in 1998, the Bioneers Conference of environmental visionaries at the Presidio in San Francisco in 1997, the Seventh Annual Armenia World Peace Festival with Pete Seeger and the Woodstock Festival Reunion in Bethel, NY in 1997, the Hiroshima-Nagasaki Memorial Observance for the fifty-second anniversary of the first use of atomic weapons at the Lincoln Memorial and at John Hopkins University in Baltimore followed by accompanying the Japanese peace delegation to the Pax Christi Convention at Catholic University as well as the Interfaith Peace Gathering commemorating Hiroshima-Nagaski at the New York Buddhist Church in 1997 to mention just a few.
Since Y2K he began to promote the butterfly as the "New Millennium Bug" representing personal and planetary transformation. He also invisioned the butterfly as a means to produce a 'Party for the Planet' to catalyze that transformation.
Since moving to Berkeley in January 1998 he has networked his BGA with organizations all over the world and has received endorsements from over 200 organizations and prominent leaders. In 1998 and 1999 he worked with Earth Day in Berkeley and Contra Costa and organized the raising and releasing of over 10,000 butterflies by school children in the East Bay alone. He has received honorary citations from the Pennsylvania Senate and House for work his work in raising global consciousness and in environmental education.
In January of 1999 he met Dr. Patch Adams in Berkeley. He proposed to set up Patch Adams Centers for Peace and Justice around the Bay area to promote environmental education, wildlife gardening for butterflies and humming birds, conservation, nonviolence reading programs, world peace, community service and organizing. Patch was thrilled and became honorary chairman of the BGA.
In September 2000 he founded Musicians and Fine Artists for World Peace. As of December, 2008 it had more than 3000 members, including Donovan, Melanie, Pattie LaBelle, Pete Seeger, the Dalai Lama, The New Rascals, Dr. Wayne Dyer, Patch Adams, Jean Houston & Dennis Kucinich Please see the complete list at www.butterflyspirit.org/projects/mfawp_list.php
On Feb. 22, 2007 Atlanta: City of Peace www.ATLpeace.org elected him to be the chair of their Global Peace Concert to commemorate the 45th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King's "I Have A Dream Speech."
He invisioned the butterfly as a means to promote a global awakening and that idea is spreading throughout the world. Deepak Chopra's Alliance for New Humanity held the Power of Oneness Conference in Puerto Rico on December 8-11, 2005 and Chopra used the imaginal cell concept from Norie Huddle's book Butterfly in their promo. This idea was also used by Barbara Marx Hubbard as the theme to her book "Conscious Evolution", by Elisabeth Sahtouris, Ph.D. in her work, and picked up in the Institute of Noetic Science's report called "What the Butterfly Knows" which concluded their research study on patterns of transformation from people's real-life experiences. Please see www.noetic.org/publications/review/issue52/r52_Thompson.html
This entire concept is outlined in his article entitled "The Psychology Behind Saving the World with Butterflies" which can be read at: http://passion.edu/elearn/mod/resource/view.php?id=1672
His work has been published in newspapers, magazines, and several books. He is presently giving seminars with such titles as the Psychology Behind Saving the World with Butterflies, the Butterfly Effect: Personal Transformation in a Transforming World, Ushering in the Butterfly Era of Global Civilization, Transformation & Forgiveness and Butterflies, Synchronicites & Strange Atractors.
His story entitled Butterfly Magic and the Moody Blues was published in March 2002 by Arielle Ford in her new book entitled Magical Souvenirs-True Spiritual Adventures from Around the World. You can read it on his website at http://passion.edu/elearn/mod/resource/view.php?id=1231