• Buenos Aires Murals and Street Art

  • Free your Mind

  • Rustic ARTitecture

  • The Eco-Shrine at Hogsback

  • Dublin Revisited

  • Resentment Resolved

  • Building the New World Within (1) – Introduction

  • Emancipate Yourself

  • Thoughts from the Streets (2)

  • Composition

  • In-sight

  • Quotes on Happiness

  • Intermission

  • Safer than Houses

  • Let me tell you an Irish story

About

Welcome to Gypsy Café Short Bio:  J.J. Montagnier is an intuitive creative writer. He is a student of mythology, ancient cultures, philosophy, psychology, sociology, politics and metaphysics. His writings are inspired and influenced by his world travels, personal and social observations, intuitive insights and the deep study of relevant and related subject matter. ** In his own words: Life is like coffee, often filtered, sometimes bleak, Instant at birth, rarely smooth and sweet. For the most part it’s a touch […]

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Iguazu Falls – South America (Argentina & Brazil)

(1) Iguazú National Park – Argentina June 14, 2019 Gallery *** (2) Iguaçu National Park – Brazil June 15, 2019 Gallery *** All photographs by J.J. Montagnier  14 – 15 June 2019 © Copyright. All Rights Reserved. Gypsy Café Jean-JacquesExplorer, Philosopher, Photographer http://gypsycafe.org/

Unity in Diversity vs. Disunity in Ideologies

Unity in Diversity vs. Disunity in Ideologies Introduction Ethnocentrism: Evaluation of other cultures according to preconceptions originating in the standards and customs of one’s own culture [1] – Oxford Dictionary Ethnocentrism is inherent in all human beings. It has advantages and disadvantages. Since it cannot be removed or reduced without negative side effects, it would be better to find ways to work with it positively. Positive ethnocentrism would allow for the natural maintenance and preservation of a person’s original culture […]

Peruvian Colours and Contrasts – All in a Day’s Trip

‘All in a Days Trip’ On Sunday the 14th of April, a day after I arrived in Cusco on the weekend before Easter, I did one of the many excursions that are available from Cusco city. It’s always a good idea to select a smaller company when doing group day trips and for some excursions private tours would be optimal due to the time of day that most of the tour busses arrive at some of the sites in and […]

The Keys to Conscious Co-Creation

We are Destined to be Co-Creators and Free Will is the Key. The interesting thing is that the source (the Source) and force of creativity, (creative energy) flows through humans, which then leads to the creation of new paradigms. Energy creates through us – we are the channels for Source energy on earth, but we are not (the main) Source itself. We are remote extensions of Source, so remote that many of us are not aware of our connection to […]

The Road To Caral – A Visit to Peru’s Ancient Lost City

Two hundred kilometres north of Lima lies the recently discovered remnants of one of the most ancient centres of a civilisation yet to be unearthed in modern times. The Caral civilisation is the oldest know of civilisation in the Americas and one of the oldest in the world. It was a Pre-Caramic civilisation and it is believed that the Quecha language originated there. Caral covers approximately 60 hectares (with most of it still unexcavated) and is estimated to have had […]

Barranco Murals and Street Art – Lima

Barranco Murals – Lima, Peru. Taken on February 26, 2019. — All photos were taken while on a walking tour in Barranco, the bohemian neighbourhood of Lima. The tour was lead by local expert Gabriel Braun who also offers gourmet food tours of some of the best restaurants in Barranco (at a reasonable price) – for more information, please visit: Peruvian Adventure Tours — By J.J. Montagnier © Copyright. All Rights Reserved. Gypsy Café. Jean-JacquesExplorer, Philosopher, Photographer http://gypsycafe.org/

Energy Shifts (6) – There Are No Limits To Growth

Introduction In this chapter, we will explore why humans are driven to such strong material growth and how we could transition to a less resource-intensive form of growth in light of future physical resource constraints. Given that humans are naturally driven to growth, how do we canalize our will to grow appropriately and in line with the new incoming energy of the age? Unconstrained Material Growth During a materialistic epoch, such as the one that we are in, it would […]

Energy Shifts (5) – The Yin and Yang of Growth

In front of them lie the bright foundations of a New World. Those who have managed to traverse the Valley of Shadows in advance have become transformed by the process. They are now able to add their unique individual building blocks to the foundations of a bright New World while the Old World continues to crumble  behind them. The Rise and Fall of Civilizations The evolutionary drive of humans seems to know no bounds, to the extent that it would […]

Buenos Aires Murals and Street Art

[click to enlarge] Buenos Aires is a paradise for street art enthusiasts and artists alike. One of the reasons is that unlike most large world cities it has an open and relatively unrestricted approach to urban art. This means that abandoned and derelict as well as occupied buildings can be used as art spaces as long as owners give their permission. On a recent long weekend visit to Buenos Aires I decided to join a guided street art tour instead […]

Santiago Murals

  Santiago Murals. January 2018. Photography by JJ Montagnier.   © Copyright. All Rights Reserved. Gypsy Café. — Also see: SANTIAGO STREET ART Jean-JacquesExplorer, Philosopher, Photographer http://gypsycafe.org/

Los Lagos y Los Volcanes

Visiting The Chilean Lake District – January 2018 Photography by JJ Montagnier [click to view slides] These photographs were taken in the Los Lagos region of Chile, bordering North Patagonia: The lakeside towns of Puerto Montt and Puerto Varas are ideal places to take excursions from and there are regular local buses that go to the lakes, volcanoes, nature reserves and lakeside beaches. This gallery features the volcanoes and lakes that I captured in the area during my ten days […]

Energy Shifts (4) – What Does the Future Hold?

“It was halfway famine, it was halfway feast” [1]. This is the translation of the original Maya prophecy for Katun 2 Ahau (2012-2032). In the next chapters, we will match this prophecy with real trends and we will make realistic forecasts for the next fifteen years. Physical energy configurations, such as fossil fuel resources and renewable energies, will be factored in, and we will make predictions on how human beings are likely to respond to the challenges facing them in […]

The Crosses on San Cristóbal Hill – Santiago

A visit to San Cristóbal Hill – Santiago  “The Sanctuary of the Immaculate Conception on San Cristóbal Hill is one of the principal places of worship for the Catholic Church of Chile, as well as being an icon of Santiago, Chile. It is notable in particular for a large statue of the Immaculate Conception, which is located at the summit of San Cristóbal Hill, some 863 meters above sea level.” – Wikipedia Photographs by JJ Montagnier, December 2017 Copyright © 2017 […]

Energy Shifts (3) – Paradigm Shifts in the Age of Polarity

** Note – this article refers to the Original Mayan Prophecies listed in Part 1 (updated) ** Paradigm Shifts in the Age of Polarity Mild Paradigm Shifts An example of a mild paradigm shift happened for many people during and after the unexpected global financial crisis of 2008. That crisis had been forecasted by lone voices for quite some time before it happened. Those voices were independent financial analysts who had been paying close attention to real unfolding non-mainstream events, but […]

Energy Shifts (2) – The Valley of Shadows in the Landscape of Light

** Note – this article refers to the Original Mayan Prophecies listed in Part 1 (updated) After Dark So-called “dark ages” are not only dark; they are also light. Although we tend to view dark ages with some trepidation or, perhaps, even with fear, they serve an important role. It is during dark times that we seek out our own light and the light of others. Dark times  show up the shadows in the world and bring them to the surface. […]