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Friday, September 10th, 2010

Enlightening and Uniting
Enlightening and Uniting

New York was burning, smoldering. I remember flying over and circling above the Statue of Liberty, looking down on it. I could read the book in her left hand. Instead of the numerals on the real statue, the word “union” was inscribed on the tablet.

2000/Lynn Pentz/Event Producer/New York City




Joyce Lynn

Editor’s Note: To date, the 9/11 Citizens’ Grand Juries are models. However, communities in the U.S. and in the 82 nations, which lost citizens on 9/11, can establish their own Town Hall meetings and elect their own Citizens’ Grand Juries. PDJ also encourages readers to listen to their dreams and consider the legal remedies they might reveal. PDJ encourages readers to listen to their dreams and consider their guidance about using your special gifts to create a more peaceful world. Let us know; we support viable peace efforts.

When Lynn Pentz dreamt this tableau, she linked it to her “hot and heavy” romantic relationship. The dream, she believed, signaled “it was time for me to move out of New York, out of the relationship.”

Lynn, life change consultant and producer of transformational entertainment events including Live Aid, Hands Across America, and the Bicentennial Celebration of the U.S. Constitution, moved to Los Angeles. There, in the aftermath of 9/11, she co-founded Los Angeles 9/11 Truth and guided it to prominence in the global 9/11 grassroots movement. A cornerstone was Lynn’s resurrecting the constitutionally guaranteed People’s Grand Jury and applying it to redress the U.S. government’s involvement in the crimes of 9/11.

Without realizing the political significance of her dream, Lynn initiated action, this time toward preserving a union, this time, the union of the United States of America.

As evidence mounted of government complicity in 9/11 and a government/media cover up with no justice for the perpetrators, Lynn and, convened a “Citizens’ Grand Jury on the Crimes of 9/11” in 2004 and 2005.

“It is necessary to reestablish the citizens’ grand jury if the great American experiment is to survive,” Lynn believes.

At Town Hall meetings at Patriotic Hall in Los Angeles on October 23, 2004 and on August 27, 2005, experts and elected jurors formally rejected the legitimacy and conclusions of the Kean-Hamilton 9/11 Commission and declared the Official Story “physically impossible, contradictory, implausible and fraudulent.” In both cases, the jurors found “probable cause to indict” at least 20 individuals “at the highest level of the US government, military, and private enterprise.”

In June 2008, after learning how dreams fueled the activism of 9/11 family member Ellen Mariani and peace activist Cindy Sheehan, Lynn considered the smoldering New York union dream in another way.

“I’ve always been steeped in U.S. history and spiritual, but never thought of my role as political,” said Lynn, a descendent of the legislator who cast the deciding vote for Virginia’s adoption of the Bill of Rights,

The Statue of Liberty is a gift from France to the U.S., commemorating the centennial anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Modeled after Libertatus, the Roman goddess of freedom, the classically robed woman holds a lit flame in her right hand and a tablet, symbolizing knowledge, engraved with the Roman numerals for July 4, 1776, in her left hand,

One of the most famous icons in the world, the statue rising from the New York Harbor testifies to freedom from tyrannical governments.

Lynn wrote of the Citizen’s Grand Jury: it was “the Framers’ intention that We the People are the Fourth Branch of Government assured in our First Amendment right to Petition our government for Grievances and our Fifth Amendment assurance of independent Grand Jury Presentments - designed for investigations of governmental wrong doing separate from interference from federal prosecutors. ”

Supreme Court Justice Powell stated in 1974, “The institution of the grand jury is deeply rooted in Anglo-American history. In England, the grand jury served for centuries both as a body of accusers sworn to discover and present, for trial, persons suspected of criminal wrongdoing and as a protector of citizens against arbitrary and oppressive governmental action.”

In theory, the grand jury is a body of independent citizens with the power to investigate any crime or government misdeed brought to its attention. The Grand Jury can make its own presentment — a formal statement of the grand jury’s independent assumptions, fact-findings, and conclusions.

Lynn’s Statue of Liberty dream with the word “union” inscribed on the icon’s tablet embodies not only the historic founding of the Union, but also her spiritual definition of union, her logo — UNIR1 — the unification of consciousness — You and I are One.


For the complete findings of “Citizens’ Grand Jury on the Crimes of 9/11: The Case to Indict”

Picture of Empowerment

Friday, September 10th, 2010

(Recently, the “management” style of several leaders, notably women, reminded me of the first dream I ever remembered, its message,  my (intended) ground of being, and a wise mode of being for all healthy, positive relationships.)

My black and white etching of five women

entwined in work and play appears.

The women pulsate with life.

In placid stillness

moving effortlessly

combing hair






Sunbursts, bold stripes, wavy lines

unfold horizontally

Daisies mark the scene.

The women, different nationalities,

yet interrelated,


The women powerful simply because

they do not seek power.

They seek to empower themselves.

They seek to empower each other.

from Plum Dreams Diary by Joyce Lynn


Friday, April 16th, 2010

c Janette MacKinlay

© Janette MacKinlay


“All That Remains (aka Dust Bowl) is dust that was on my belongings I rescued from our destroyed art loft (across the street from the World Trade Center in the aftermath of September 11, 2001).”

Created 2001-03

Janette MacKinlay Artist, Activist

Fourth in the series, “9/11: A Survivor’s Story,” All That Remains is made of an aluminum and glass vase, World Trade Center debris and dust, and dried berries. Photographed by Lise Gulassa


On the morning of September 11, 2001, Janette MacKinlay was in her fourth floor art loft at 110 Liberty Street, across from the World Trade Center. Instead of beginning the day at a tower fitness club as usual, she watched stunned as two planes crashed into the Twin Towers. When the towers collapsed, the windows of the loft imploded, dust spewed everywhere. Janette fled, a wet towel over her mouth.

Janette’s “self-prescribed therapy” to heal from the trauma of being “an eyewitness, survivor, and displaced resident of the attacks of September 11, 2001,” is art — creating narrative arrangements — organic assemblages. She fuses her longtime passion for contemporary art and design with a more recent fascination with Ikebana, the art of Japanese flower arranging.

The Dust

“The return to the place was hell.. a living hell. We knew what to expect because we had seen it about an hour after the towers came down, but it was still a grim reality that had to be faced. There was a layer of dust on everything,” Janette wrote in her book, FORTUNATE: A Personal Diary of 9/11. Eerily, she predicted, “I am going to be haunted by the dust for the rest of my life.” In an honest, inward look, Janette admitted, “The dust seemed to have an emotional impact on me.” Read the rest of this entry »