First Earth Battalion Operations Manual: Reprint of Original Manual from the 70's

Evolutionary Tactics, A Blueprint for Action, The Real Light at the end of the tunnel from the Vietnam era.

Sometimes it takes the perspective of history to unmask the true genius of a person, a book or a point of view. Perhaps even more telling, the first attempt to deal with the subject of Jim Channon’s First Earth Battalion was through the vehicle of comedy.

The Men Who Stare at Goats, the movie starring George Clooney did not treat the ideas at the core of the First Earth Battalion with anywhere near the attention they deserve. In fact one could say that the movie trivialized the concept through humor, and marginalized the principals as addled characters.

The true nature of the First Earth Battalion can begin to be appreciated by reading the Operations Manual. A hand illustrated work of art highlighting a new direction for not just the military but the planet as well. The fact that Jim felt the army could take the lead in this matter speaks to his own brand of practical idealism that untold numbers of corporate leaders took advantage of on his retirement from the Army.

See: http://cyber.mpnodes.info/archives/509 for the "Goats Declassified" featurette from the DVD to get the real backstory of what transpired and continues to this day.

3 comments on “First Earth Battalion Operations Manual: Reprint of Original Manual from the 70's”

  1. Pretty cool piece of history Jim Channon....either he was completely nuts, or completely ahead of his time....I opt for the latter, the U.S. Army wasn't ready for what he had to offer, but maybe they gleaned something useful from it.The movie "The Men Who Stare at Goats" is a comical look at this part of the military's history, making light of it for sure, but at least offering a perspective that suggests admiration for at least trying things differently with the intention of creating something better...

  2. First Jedi Manual... For all you "Men Who Stare At Goats" and "Star Wars" fans, this is a must have! Jim Channon was the Original Jedi Master who wrote this beautiful training manual for our troops. I love his perspective and feel it was an honorable and ethical way for our military to conduct it's service to and for the Earth and her people. Insightful and provocative!

  3. Quirky But Honest I think that most people who are drawn to this book will find that much of what it contains has been said elsewhere, but that's good, because it means we're on the right track.The original book was probably in a different, larger format, so sometimes the text is very small, but all legible.There are no page numbers, grasshopper, just as a real day has no number.Well worth a read for all spiritual seekers.

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