Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Being mentored by Sir Llewellyn Edwards

Sir Llewellyn Edwards, CEO of World Expo 88 in Brisbane Australia has generously agreed to mentor Alessandro Sorbello and support Italian Week. We are deeply grateful for the wealth of experience Sir Llew offers and his valuable assistance. Thank you once again Sir Llew

In 1972 he was elected to the Parliament of Queensland as the Member for Ipswich representing the Liberal Party. He was appointed Minister for Health in 1974 and in 1978 became Deputy Premier & Treasurer of Queensland until he retired from Parliament in 1983.

He was then appointed by the Federal and Queensland Governments as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of World Expo 88, the major bicentenary event in 1988, and remained in that position until 1989. It was one of the most successful events held in Australia and attracted 18 million visits over six months.

Sir Llew then entered corporate life becoming Executive Consultant to Jones Lang Wootton, Australia`s leading property company, now Jones Lang LaSalle, and remains with that company.
He has served on many Boards: Chairman of Como Properties 1990-1994, Australian Japan Foundation 1990-1996, Chairman Multi Function Polis 1990-1997, Chairman of Greyhound Pioneer Pty Ltd 1994-1998, Director of Channel 10 1990-1993, AGC Ltd 1989-1996, Chairman of Micro-medical Industries 1994-1996, Westpac Banking Corporation from 1988 to December 2004, James Hardie Industries 1989 to 2001, Telecom New Zealand (Aust) Ltd 1994 to1998, RT Edwards & Sons Pty Ltd from 1974 to present time, Chairman of Pacific Film and Television Commission (the Queensland Government Film Body) from 1990 to present time. He has been Chairman of the Medical Research and Compensation Foundation, Amaca Pty Ltd and Amaba Pty Ltd since 2001.

He was also a member of the Forde Foundation Advisory Council, appointed by the Queensland Government, for 3 years from 2001. He has chaired UQ Holdings Pty Ltd since 1998. He is Chairman of the Asia Pacific Economic Forum and a Director of Uniseed Pty Ltd.

Sir Llew was awarded a Knight Bachelor in 1984 for his services to the people of Queensland, a Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) in 1989 for his services to the people of Australia, Queenslander of the Year 1988 and many other awards. He has been awarded Honorary Doctorates of The University of Queensland, Griffith University and Queensland University of Technology.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Principles of HUNA

Huna (New Thought)
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Huna is a Hawaiian word adopted by Max Freedom Long (1890-1971) in 1936 to describe his theory of metaphysics which he linked to ancient Hawaiian kahuna (experts). It is part of the New Thought movement.

Principles and beliefs
Long believed the key to Huna is the concept of the Three Selves – the low self, middle self and higher self; or unconscious, conscious and super-conscious, which he called the unihipili, the uhane and the aumakua. Other Huna teachers also refer to the Three Selves but give them the alternate names of Ku, Lono and Aumakua, or simply refer to them as high, middle and low without Hawaiian terms.
Serge King has articulated seven principles of Huna:

IKE (ee-kay) - The world is what you think it is. KALA - There are no limits.
MAKIA (mah-kee-ah) - Energy flows where attention goes.
MANAWA (man-ah-wah) - Now is the moment of power.
ALOHA - To love is to be happy with (someone or something).
MANA - All power comes from within.
PONO - Effectiveness is the measure of truth.

Dr. Rima Morrell has stated that one who truly practices Huna, has the ability to influence consciousness (2005). The consciousness is not restricted to human consciousness, but may include that of animals, rocks, everything in the world around us both seen and unseen, therefore can include gods and goddess (akua) and the spirits of the departed ('aumakua) who often appear in the form of animals. Thus some Huna proponents claim that someone who practices Huna is a shaman who has the ability to create with consciousness and bring the world into being as he or she desires.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Thought for the Day

"Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."
- Albert Einstein -

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Duke of Edinburgh Silver Medal

Commodore Sir James Ramsay KCMG KCVO CBE DSC.
Governor of Queensland Presents the Duke of Edinburgh Silver Medal to Alessandro Sorbello at Government House Brisbane 1984
A long, long time ago....