Jan 24

Parents and Children ~ Alan Watts

Alan talks here on the essence in the relationships between parents and children. Well, in the end the relationship with our creation and ourselves.

 

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Jan 24

Tom Campbell: Fireside Chat Nov 2016

Tom Campbell answers questions on various subjects involving our reality and consciousness from the viewpoint of his theory, philosophy, and experience.

 

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Jan 24

Nutrition for the Mind’s Eye: Foods to Reactivate Your Pineal Gland

pineal-gland-nutritionby Amie Moses

The mind’s eye, scientifically known as the pineal gland, is considered to be the gateway to higher levels of consciousness. In case you weren’t aware, the pineal gland is a small pine cone shaped endocrine gland in the brain that produces and secretes the hormone, melatonin. It is also believed that the pineal gland is responsible for the release of  Dimethyltryptamine (DMT).  Also known as the “third eye,” the pineal gland is believed to be the “principle seat of the soul,”  according to Descartes. As you can see, this gland has many functions, both physical and metaphysical, so keeping it functioning at its full potential should be a priority of everyone seeking a healthy mind.

As we age the pineal gland begins to calcify and become sluggish. This rate varies considerably by person and lifestyle, but consuming excessive amounts of fluoride is considered to be a risk factor. This is partly because fluoride collects in extremely high amounts in the pineal gland causing faster calcification. Fluoride can also decrease melatonin production, two things we certainly don’t want to happen. Research has shown that this calcification of the pineal gland shows a strong correlation in the developing of Alzheimer’s disease (Mercola 2011). A poor diet laden with preservatives, chemicals, and pesticides are a major risk factor for calcification and premature aging as well.

What can we do to fight the aging process and calcification of the pineal gland? Eating a healthy, preservative/chemical free diet that is rich in healthy fats, should be a no-brainer (pun intended), but what else can we do?

Cut out Fluoride

While you’re not likely to cut it out completely, you can drastically lower the levels that you consume. To do this, we should: properly filter tap water before drinking since many communities have water supplies that are teaming with fluoride. To achieve this, you need to use a reverse-osmosis filter on your tap. Or buy bottled water which states that fluoride is not added, such as spring water. You can also switch to fluoride free toothpaste. This is not required since you technically do not consume it, but many natural types of toothpaste can help prevent tooth decay just as well as the fluoride-based.

Take Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar is rich in malic acid making it a great tonic to detoxify the whole body, including the pineal gland. Apple Cider Vinegar has a long list of benefits and can help to make the body more alkaline (this is a good thing). Try drinking a tablespoon, 3 times a day, or try adding it to lemon juice and honey.  Sit back, sip, and reap the benefits.

Eat Iodine Rich Foods

Eat foods rich in iodine such as seaweed and kelp. Other foods such as cranberries, green beans, kale, dark leafy greens, bananas, shrimp, and lobster are also rich in iodine. However, this is a very short, incomplete, list and you can adjust it to meet your needs and lifestyle if you wish. Not only does iodine support thyroid function, but it is also important for the pineal gland. Iodine helps to remove sodium fluoride from the body which, as I discussed above, is very important. Iodine can be harmful in super high levels; so if you choose to use in supplement form, I would consider using a water soluble form, such as Iosol, to avoid the risk of over-doing it.

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Jan 24

Going Within – The Door To Higher Consciousness

The-Door-To-Higher-Consciousness-790x381by Dylan Harper

Remember, we are all affecting the world every moment, whether we mean to or not. Our actions and states of mind matter, because we’re so deeply interconnected with one another. Working on our own consciousness is the most important thing that we are doing at any moment, and being love is the supreme creative act. ~ Ram Dass

What does it mean to go within? This question is on the mind of most people who are awakening to the multidimensionality of this reality. Many people have different experiences but there is one similar thread that all people need to know about.

The meaning of going within

The term “going within” is the method by which we discover who we truly are.

To go within simply means to be with yourself, to listen to yourself and your higher self, and to feel yourself by calming the mind and clearing the clutter; allowing more space for your higher thoughts to enter your being.
~ Michelle Walling

How do I go within?

Going within has been tied to the term meditation, and while this is an excellent way of doing this, there are also other ways that may not be actually termed “meditation”. Most times we go within without realizing it when we are:

  • Daydreaming
  • Driving (happens naturally but not the best time to remove your focus!)
  • Lying in bed before going to sleep and when we wake up
  • Sitting in nature
  • Singing, painting, writing, playing music, etc.
  • Washing dishes, mowing the yard, gardening, or doing a repetitive task
  • Taking a shower or bath
  • Reading
  • Watching TV

If you think about what your mind does while doing one of these tasks, you will realize what it means to go within. It feels like you are removing the focus from the outside world and going off on a little trip inside, right before you catch yourself and bring yourself back into the moment of the task at hand.

 

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Jan 24

Meditation Gaining Popularity in Prisons to Change the Lives of Inmates

Prison-Meditationby Alex Pietrowski, Staff Writer | Waking Times

The Manhattan County District Attorney’s Office in New York City will be the latest correctional institution to introduce meditation as a means of stress-reduction for their inmates, as well as for others who’ve been the victims of violence suffering PTSD.

“Our office is exploring ways in which it may be used to assist incarcerated individuals, domestic-violence and human-trafficking survivors, trauma-service providers and other people who may benefit from this unique therapeutic tool.” ~DA spokeswoman, Joan Vollero [Source]

Of all the many modalities of meditation available for practice, Transcendental Meditation (TM) is a specific method introduced to the world in the 1960’s by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Today, many famous and very successful people swear by it as a powerful tool for personal transformation.

Director and producer David Lynch has been the most outspoken proponent of TM for use in institutions, and has pioneered programs for students, introducing the technique to California’s public education system.

“Dr. Michael Puerini, OSCI’s Medical Director, says, “I think that TM can really help people broaden their focus. There’s something about TM that brings out compassion. I don’t know how it works, but it does. And a compassionate person is a healthier person.”

In 2015, the David Lynch Foundation brought TM to 900 inmates in the Oregon State Correctional Institution. It was part of a personal development program to help prisoners more easily integrate back into society after time served. The results were impressive, with participants remarking on an improved quality of life, improved focus, and most importantly a feeling of peace. This led to less stress and more peace in an ordinarily difficult-to-manage environment.

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Jan 23

70 Year Old Prophecy: The Earth Will Soon Be Swept By Extraordinary Rapid Waves of Cosmic Electricity

peter-deunovThe prophecy was written 70 years ago.. and it’s absolutely mind-blowing!

Peter Konstantinov Deunov, also known as Beinsa Douno, born in 1886 and who later passed away in 1944, left a prophecy that he had obtained through a trance based state. The prophecy was therefore dated as 1944, a few days before his death in December that year. The prophecy Beinsa Douno left fits right into the times we are going through right now, in relation to the shift in consciousness, the earth changes and our golden age. Back then, Douno was aware and taught that we were moving into the age of Aquarius, as per the astrological age system.

peter-deunov1The Prophecy

“During the passage of time, the consciousness of man traversed a very long period of obscurity. This phase which the Hindus call ‘Kali Yuga’, is on the verge of ending. We find ourselves today at the frontier between two epochs: that of Kali Yuga and that of the New Era that we are entering.

A gradual improvement is already occurring in the thoughts, sentiments and acts of humans, but everybody will soon be subjugated to divine Fire, that will purify and prepare them in regards to the New Era. Thus man will raise himself to a superior degree of consciousness, indispensable to his entrance to the New Life. That is what one understands by ‘Ascension’.

Some decades will pass before this Fire will come, that will transform the world by bringing it a new moral. This immense wave comes from cosmic space and will inundate the entire earth. All those that attempt to oppose it will be carried off and transferred elsewhere.

Although the inhabitants of this planet do not all find themselves at the same degree of evolution, the new wave will be felt by each one of us. And this transformation will not only touch the Earth, but the ensemble of the entire Cosmos.

The best and only thing that man can do now is to turn towards God and improve himself consciously, to elevate his vibratory level, so as to find himself in harmony with the powerful wave that will soon submerge him.

The Fire of which I speak, that accompanies the new conditions offered to our planet, will rejuvenate, purify, reconstruct everything: the matter will be refined, your hearts will be liberated from anguish, troubles, incertitude, and they will become luminous; everything will be improved, elevated; the thoughts, sentiments and negative acts will be consumed and destroyed.

Your present life is a slavery, a heavy prison. Understand your situation and liberate yourself from it. I tell you this: exit from your prison! It is really sorry to see so much misleading, so much suffering, so much incapacity to understand where one’s true happiness lies.

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Jan 23

Nothing Is True, Everything is Permitted: The Untold Story of Brion Gysin

By Matthew Levi Stevens

Brion-GysinIf Brion Gysin had not existed, it probably would have been necessary to invent him, as the saying goes. Pre-eminent multimedia psychedelic shaman of the latter-half of the twentieth century, Gysin was something of a jack-of-all-trades: artist, calligrapher, entrepreneur, kinetic sculptor, novelist, performance artist, photographer, poet, raconteur, restaurateur, and traveller in this-and-other worlds. Brion did it all.

Even a brief list of the names he crossed paths with sounds like a veritable who’s who: Laurie Anderson, Francis Bacon, David Bowie, Paul Bowles, Ira Cohen, Ornette Coleman, Max Ernst, Marianne Faithfull, Leonor Fini, Jean Genet, Keith Haring, Billie Holliday, Brian Jones, Timothy Leary, Iggy Pop, Genesis P-Orridge, Patti Smith, Gore Vidal – and, of course, his long-term friend and collaborator, William Burroughs – are among the friends, fellow-travellers and sometimes collaborators that have spoken of their admiration for the man and his work. As his biographer, John Geiger, wrote:

Brion Gysin may be the most influential cultural figure of the twentieth century that most people have never heard of.

‘Brion Gysin’ was originally John Clifford Brian Gysin, born 19 January 1916 in Taplow, Buckinghamshire, England. He never knew his English-born father, who had emigrated to Canada, just in time to marry and father a child, before joining up and getting sent back to Europe to die in the First World War. After moving back to Edmonton in Canada with his young widowed mother, Gysin always preferred to stress his Swiss ancestry via his paternal grandfather, but even then he would complain later in life concerning the ‘delivery’ of his birth:

Wrong address! Wrong address! There’s been a mistake in the mail. Send me back. Wherever you got me, return me. Wrong time, wrong place, wrong colour.

The young Gysin wanted to “have adventures and see visions” and figured that Paris was the place. Moving there at 18, his career as a painter should have got off to a spectacular start: a chance encounter with Marie-Beth Aurenche – then still the first Mrs Max Ernst – gave access to the hottest scene in town, the Surrealists. Without formal art tuition, Gysin got some basic tips from the Argentinian spitfire, Leonor Fini, but the main lesson came from visiting Ernst’s studio and seeing that the objective was “to make the paint make the painting.” Barely 19, Gysin was soon invited to exhibit alongside Ernst, Fini, and Valentine Hugo – as well as Dali, Magritte and Picasso – but before the show’s opening his work was taken down by poet Paul Eluard, on orders of the ‘Pope’ of Surrealism, André Breton. Gysin never really found out why, but he was sure the fact he had just come out as homosexual had something to do with it. Whatever the reason, it was a crushing blow.

Disillusioned, Gysin took off travelling, first to Greece and then Algeria. On his return to the States in 1939 he met a number of former Surrealists who had fled war in Europe. He shared a studio with the Chilean Roberto Matta, the beginning of a lifelong friendship, and also worked on Broadway as a scene painter, befriending the successful songwriter John La Touche. A lifelong enthusiast of cannabis, Gysin also started to hang out and ‘turn on’ with Black Jazz musicians such as Billie Holliday. Another significant connection was Eileen Garrett, celebrated society medium and psychic, whose abilities landed her in trouble with the authorities. During a séance, Garrett had apparently been contacted by the spirit of the captain of the British dirigible R-101, who gave such convincing details concerning the airship’s terrible crash that she was arrested under the Official Secrets Act on suspicion of espionage!

“That’s My Music!”

Serving during the Second World War, Gysin became a naturalised American, changing his name officially from ‘Brian’ to ‘Brion’. In the army Gysin was sent on a 18-month course to learn Japanese, including calligraphy, later to have a major impact on his art. He also met Tex Hanson, grandson of Josiah Hanson – inspiration and basis for Harriet Beecher Stowe’s 1852 bestselling novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Through this friendship and the access it gave him to the world of Black Canadians, Gysin wroteTo Master – A Long Goodnight, which was published in 1946 thanks to Eileen Garrett. This and the related text, A History of Slavery in Canada, won Gysin one of the first-ever Fullbright Scholarships. He used the money to travel to Tangier, Morocco with his new friend, composer and novelist Paul Bowles. Together they would explore the trance music of the ecstatic brotherhoods, and one day in 1950, attending a festival on the beach outside Tangier, Gysin had what would be for him a decisive encounter:

 

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Jan 23

Time Perception

time-perception-mysteriesWhat do you think about time perception? Does time exist in its own right, or is it just in our minds?

The German philosopher Immanuel Kant proposed that time might not, after all, stand outside human perception as part of the external universe, but that it could possibly be, along with space,a product of the mind itself.

1. What is time?

Time appears to be a condition of change and motion.

But it’s not known exactly what time is: whether it’s built into the structure of the universe, existing outside of human perception; or whether it’s simply a structure in the human mind, along with space, with which human beings put events into order and hold them in relation to each other.

Atomic clocks are the most accurate measure of time we have. They set the standard time in our age. Atomic clocks work by using an electronic oscillator at microwave frequency, in the same way as a grandfather clock with a pendulum, but at the atomic level.

Researchers have suggested that the brain contains a primitive kind of clock, consisting of a pacemaker and an accumulator. There’s an internal pulsation that’s measured by accumulation of pulses.

2. Why does time appear to go faster as we age?

Can it be possible that time, shared by both adults and children simultaneously, can move faster for the one age group than for the other? So how come time seems to go faster the older you get?

Again, this raises the question of whether time only exists in the perception, or if it’s something that exists outside of it. But, experiments have clearly shown that people in emotionally unpleasant situations, for example, perceive time as dragging, whereas people in the same situation having pleasurable experience, perceive time as going by quickly. It seems that factors such as physical or emotional comfort could affect how we perceive time.

Time is also marked by events and actions that can assign a particular time frame to memory. Attentiveness to the passage of time by its connection to events and activities could affect our perception of how quickly time passes. Psychologist William James suggested thattime seems to speed up as we age because it is accompanied by progressively fewer memorable events.

3. Why do psychedelic drugs alter time perception?

Mind-altering substances can give us some insight into how altered states of perception due to activity in the brain can affect time perception. People taking psychedelic drugsexperience time as altered.

An experiment, using 20 volunteers under the influence of LSD, and monitoring the brain’s activity with brain scans, showed that LSD has an observable effect on the region of the brain associated with the past. LSD alters time perception by suppressing that part of our brain which brings up memories of the past. People taking LSD, therefore, live much more in the present and future than in the past.

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Jan 23

The Spiral of Life: Why We Keep Coming Back to the Same Lessons Over and Over

Image1by Nikki Sapp

“The path isn’t a straight line; it’s a spiral. You continually come back to things you thought you understood and see deeper truths.” ~ Barry H. Gillespie

An evolving soul will often come back time and again to certain themes or lessons. The experience of having to revisit certain types of things is one that can be quite frustrating for anyone who is committed to their self-awareness process.

Because we often subconsciously see our awakening journey as a race to the finish line type of path, we may feel as though we don’t have to re-visit soul lessons that we think we have already pushed past. To come back to something we think we have already been through is seen as a setback in the eyes of our goal-oriented ego.

However, an expanded level of consciousness shows us that a linear process is not in fact the case. So why do so many people find themselves attracting the same types of people, places and things over and over?

Why is it that we find it in our hearts to forgive ourselves or others, only to find ourselves in a very similar situation months later, inciting the same anger we thought we had already healed?

Understanding the relationship between consciousness and ego

In order to understand this aspect of our spiritual process we must first understand the dynamics of an un-integrated ego and the awakening consciousness (our soul) that is beginning to rise within us. As our consciousness grows it begins to intermingle with the ‘intact’ ego and this is how confusion ensues.

Our ego knows that the light of our growing awareness means it’s ultimate demise, so it begins to grasp anything to stay alive. One of these desperate attempts to stay relevant, is the grasping on to spiritual ‘concepts’ and turning them into fear based belief systems that we can judge ourselves by.

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Jan 20

There’s Nothing to Understand

download (1)by Brian Thompson

Ultimately, there’s nothing to understand, since you are the nothingness in which all understandings arise within and appear.

Only YOU are true, your aware presence, here and now. Nothing else that you conceptually extract from answering questions of “how” and “why” hold any truth.

No longer analyze yourself, others, or the world, as this is the cause of all suffering—looking for lack, for problems, for reasons, for happiness, and for someone to blame.

Realize that everything is a story created by the mind.

Everything but you, the free and empty Awareness in which the entire Universe and all of its people, places, things, planets, and Gods appear.

There is nothing to get. There is nowhere to go. There is no wealth, nor poverty. There is no abundance, nor lack. There is no intelligence, nor ignorance.

There is only the recognition and self-realization of that which is.

All that needs to be understood is, Who Am I?, and all else will naturally fall into place with this abundantly clear realization of Self.

Know that you are nothing but this presence of conscious knowing, here and now. You are the space in which all things appear. You have nothing to do with the thoughts or emotions appearing to you, as you are nothing but their selfless witnessing presence.

You, awareness, are an impersonal window to the cosmos, observing this dance we call life.

As a universal window of consciousness, you have nothing to claim as your own; you are infinitely empty. Because of the vast emptiness of your absolute non-duality, you can observe the beautiful dance of forms swaying to the illusion of duality—but your true Self is free of it all.

 

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Jan 20

What Reality Am I In?

Image1by Sonia Barrett

From time to time you may have experienced a sudden shock or feeling as if segments of time are missing or awakening to a sudden realization of the disappearance of past memories. This experience can be quite jarring at first. What we do not realize is that we have traveled to a reality that may have some extreme differences to the reality we may have left behind. What causes this to occur? In reviewing the article on “Time Travel” there is simplification in understanding the probability of this occurrence.

When the desire to change certain situations in our lives become final and we commit to it, most often people, places, things and attitudes gradually or drastically disappear from our reality, or maybe we simply shift to another time line. Each of our realities as experienced is a result of what we hold in focus; reality is a result of shifts in consciousness. Consciousness houses belief systems and thought forms. It is the seat of the imagination cradled in the vastness of “Mind”. Reality becomes whatever we indulge in the mind for we become lost in the indulgence. If our lives are filled with gossip, coworker disputes, judgment, conversations of lack, self-pity, material competition, illness, fear etc., the focus of the mind is then limited to sustaining only these attitudes and situations, for the personality is deriving pleasure from these experiences. When there are no signals sent to dismantle this process of operation, it becomes the skeletal structure that supports our emotional and physical environment.

Sometimes when we awaken to find ourselves in a different reality it’s the nudging of the soul stimulating an awareness that we have wandered away from the cradle of guidance. External reality is distracting as it imposes the program of “survival” in our every thought. The survival program is kept in place by the enticement of the socially accepted principles for the achievement of success and happiness on the planet. It’s the day to day monetary and material chase.

(See Transcending the Corporate Matrix).

For some reality remains consistent, never changing or so they think. There is a difference between being open and aware enough to recognize the shifting of your reality and there are those who are so consumed and distracted by old attitudes and external stimuli that such concepts of reality are strongly held in focus within the subconscious. Such individuals are unable to see beyond those programs.

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Jan 20

Synchronicities

synchronicitiesby Tom Kenyon

You may have experienced them yourself-‑those odd “coincidences” that somehow seem to be more than just mere coincidence. They leave you with a strange feeling, as if, perhaps, you have suddenly stumbled into an episode of the Twilight Zone.

I have been observing and studying synchronicities for over three decades now. They have intrigued me and challenged me. Like many people, I have experienced a fair number myself. But as a psychotherapist, I have experienced far more, perhaps hundreds in my therapy office and in workshops.

Synchronicities are the result of a deep and profound connection between consciousness and our world of matter. But this connection defies our normal sense of logic.

In my twenties and thirties, I found the paradoxical nature of synchronicities to be disturbing. But 1 no longer think that logic is the end‑all‑be‑all god I thought it to be. Some things are neither black nor white. And our ideas of how the universe operates are just ideas.

I recently met a physicist in Switzerland who shared his views on science and human perception. I loved his analogy and I now pass it on to you. He said we are like children watching mom and dad playing a game of cards. At the moment they are playing canasta and through observation we have figured out some of the rules. Suddenly, however, they switch and start playing poker. The rules have changed, and we are in turmoil. Science is the act of observing the cosmic card game and trying to figure out the rules. There are, according to him, no cosmic laws. What looks like law can change in the twinkling of an eye whenever the one playing changes the game.

In some very real ways my encounters with synchronicities have changed “the game” for me. I had experienced them quite a bit in my twenties, but during my graduate training as a psychotherapist, they subsided. I was focused on being a professional person and I had no place for those strange coincidences. I did not, at this time, even know that there was a word for these odd occurrences. As I developed my private practice, I was very content, thank you, with my own little version of “the game.” I had my black and white niche down pretty well. I was a psychotherapist with a successful private practice. I had a waiting list of people to see me. I was secure, if not smug, in my position. Although I still occasionally experienced synchronistic events, they did not, in the least, threaten my logical view of the universe. And then she showed up. A referral from another therapist, Sue (not her real name) had been referred to me for long standing depression and paranoia.

The Fire‑Starter

In our first session, Sue told me that inexplicable fires often broke out in her vicinity. This un‑witting starting of fires was a great source of consternation for her, and she had the “up‑tight” presence of paranoid‑type personalities.

As a logically biased therapist I assumed she was simply deluded about the fire thing, but encouraged her to continue talking. It turned out that when she was about seven years old, she accidentally burned her family’s house down to the ground. From that point on she was afraid of fire, especially the ones that seemed to break out around her for no good reason.

Now I always had a candle burning in my therapy office, a symbol and a reminder for me of the “light of awareness,” a light that I was continually striving to attain on behalf of my clients as well as myself. This candle sat on the mantle of a fireplace. As we continued to talk, I heard an odd explosion from that vicinity of the office. I glanced over and saw to my horror that the candle had exploded and flaming hot wax was all over the mantle. In disbelief, I watched a river of burning wax streaming onto the wooden floor. I leapt to my feet and put out the fire.She said, “I told you so!”

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Jan 20

The Purpose Of Nonviolent Communication

Nonviolent communication is a tool that we can use to resolve conflicts at both the individual and collective levels. By focusing on identifying the needs of individuals and groups instead of the assigning blame for circumstances, nonviolent communication has the potential to heal the wounds most of us feel deep inside us. When we succeed in nonviolent communication, we are able to meet both our own needs and the needs of those we love. We begin to live from a place of “natural giving” which is where true joy and happiness emerges. A sustainable human society will emerge naturally if we focus on identifying and meeting not just the material needs of people but also the emotional needs as well.

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Jan 18

Why Psychedelic Drugs Could Be a Treatment For Mental Illness

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Estalyn Walcoff arrived at the nondescript beige building in Manhattan’s Grammercy Park neighborhood on a balmy August morning, hours before the city would begin to swell with the frenetic energy of summer tourists. She was about to face a similar type of chaos — but only in her mind.

Pushing open the door to the Bluestone Center at the New York University College of Dentistry, Walcoff entered what looked like an average 1970s living room. A low-backed brown couch hugged one wall. On either side, a dark brown table held a homely lamp and an assortment of colorful, hand-painted dishes. A crouching golden Buddha, head perched thoughtfully on its knee, adorned another table closer to the entrance.

Months before, Walcoff had volunteered to participate in a study of how the psychedelic drug psilocybin, the main psychoactive ingredient in magic mushrooms, affects the brain in cancer patients with anxiety and depression. The promising results of that five-year study, published earlier this month, have prompted some researchers to liken the treatment to a “surgical intervention.”

The researchers believe they are on the cusp of nothing less than a breakthrough: A single dose of psychedelic drugs appears to alleviate the symptoms of some of the most common, perplexing, and tragic illnesses of the brain. With depression the leading cause of disability worldwide, the timing seems ideal.

In people like Walcoff, whose depression and anxiety struck them like a powerful blow following a cancer diagnosis, one dose of psilocybin seemed to quiet her existential dread, to remind her of her connectedness with the world around her, and perhaps most importantly, to reassure her of her place in it.

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Jan 18

To win the battle with yourself (Thyself) ~ Alan Watts

 

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Jan 18

The 12 Biggest Life Secrets Forgotten By Mankind

Biggest-Life-Secrets-790x381by Dylan Harper

The more I ponder about life, the more I come to one solid realisation: The biggest curse and predicament of modern Man is forgetfulness. Like a creeping malaise, forgetfulness has seeped through all of Man’s being and doing. Individually, collectively, historically or culturally, we are spellbound to forget.

We haven’t only forgot our past but also our place in the present and our responsibility of the future. On a personal level, our ego-based state of consciousness is on a mission to keep us in this state of forgetfulness – to break the link to our being as a whole and to the interconnected web of life and universal consciousness. On a collective level, this forgetfulness is perpetuated and reinforced by social and cultural means – mainly by being tranced into a reality of unconscious consumerism, inauthentic lifestyles and a materialistic mindset.

The brighter side of it is that we all have the chance to re-member and re-connect to ourselves and the universe at large. The power of remembering is at the centre of the spiritual path to self-discovery and realisation.

Here is a list of what I believe we have forgotten, or more importantly, a list of things to remember:

1. We forgot our place in the natural world:

In the last couple of hundred years we have detached ourselves from nature. We have exploited, ravaged, consumed and attempted to control nature to appease our greed driven by self-absorbed madness. We tried to distance ourselves from the natural circle of life. We forgot how to listen to and understand the natural rhythms and cycles of the earth – its signs and languages. We forgot to follow nature’s path and live in balance with it.

2. We forgot our connection to life and the cosmos:

By detaching ourselves from nature, we forgot that we are deeply connected to it and to the cycles of the universe. Some tribes on the outskirts of ‘civilisation’, and who still follow ancestral ways, have preserved this connection with respect and reverence. We, on the other hand have instilled a sense of separateness which drove us out of balance and in dis-ease.  We forgot how all consciousness is interconnected and weaved into a delicate and beautiful dance.

3. We forgot our ancient wisdom:

We forgot our ancestral wisdom. In the quest to gain scientific knowledge through the rationalisation of our mind, we forgot the wisdom through the opening of our heart. We forgot the ancient stories and folk wisdom that was handed down from from seers and wise men of antiquity who lived in harmony with the universe.

4. We forgot our path and our dreams:

By stirring away from our inner path we forgot to dream the dream of life. More importantly we forgot how to awake in that dream and see our true nature as co-creators of life – as the dreamers. We forgot that we have the power to weave dreams and use our power of intention to direct those dreams into manifestation.

5. We forgot our purpose:

With too much chatter, noise and distraction in this dense reality we forgot what we came here to do. We forgot our purpose. We are caught in the mass trance of fabricated consensual reality. We lost sight of our authenticity, that inner spark that drives us towards our happiness and self-realisation. We forgot that we are here to be realised as spiritual beings embodied in a physical form and embedded in a congenial universe.

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Jan 18

The Planetary Awakening and How You Are Part of the Solution

In the quest for global domination the powers that be and their associates have had to build up layer upon layer of deception to control the human race, which only goes to show that they cannot enslave us through outright overt aggression alone.

by Paul A Philips

For them, the fear of losing control is far greater than the fear experienced by the collective human race through their controlling: The controllers know that their armory is a lot thinner and more vulnerable than what they have led us to believe.

In effect the controllers have made a fake reality where every insane perversion and paradox goes against the natural flow of things, allowing them (as they have) to parasite off the human race.

Planetary Awakening

But their theater of illusion with its secrets and lies is getting found out by a growing number of awakened humans.

– Indeed, what the controllers fear the most are the consequences of this.

Then, there’s another weakness. As the controllers push towards complete ownership of Mother Earthand her resources, inhabitants included, there are the opposing factions within.

Each controlling faction group has conflicting agendas while competing against each other.

– It’s quite ironic that the only group that hasn’t vied for complete ownership is the collective human race.

Some controllers are more interested in owning and controlling Earth’s resources. To some, winning the prize would mean complete ownership and control of the resources alone and doing away with Earth’s inhabitants, if that what it takes.

– This madness becomes self-evident when, as an example, considering the transhuman agenda and the threat of a robot (cyborg) world takeover.

As advancements in technology continue to serve the controllers more efficiently, how can we humans set ourselves free?

There is a solution. In your awakening you must realize that you are part of that solution and act on it! This involves applying the 4 universal laws that govern the nature of cause and effect.

To have cause and effect; to take control and rightful ownership of this planet you and a significant number of other humans need to co-create by applying 4 universal laws to birth a new paradigmexperience, a world that will make a difference for everyone.

Thus, when the significant number of focused humans applying the laws is reached, acting synergistically, we will be unstoppable as we overwhelm those groups that go against us. In effect, they will be removed from the scenario.

Only those choosing not to be in the predatory roles they have been playing on the human race will stay…

The 4 universal laws

The laws, when focused on, knowingly or unknowingly, ‘operate for them self.’ That is, they operate on levels that cannot be explained by the mind alone. They transcend the confinements of matter, energy, space and time.

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Jan 18

Psycho-Acoustic Medicine: The Science of Sound in Health & Well-Being

Brainwave-1by Lance Schuttler, Guest | Waking Times

While the term psycho-acoustic medicine may be relatively new in our world, the practices of using sound and frequencies to impact the physical and emotional health of the body has been used since the beginning of time. From Gregorian chants in churches, to the chanting of Tibetan monks, to Native American drumming, song and sound have been a catalyst in stimulating health and healing for the body and mind in all cultures. The definition of psycho-acoustic medicine is the science of how music and sound impact the nervous system, psychologically and physiologically. Simply, how it is how sound impacts the mind and the body.

One particular area of this science of sound is that of “binaural beats.” Binaural beats were first theorized in 1839 by Heinrich Wilhelm Dove but was first scientifically tested and proven in 1973 by Dr. Gerald Oster, a medical doctor and biophysicist, when he published his finding in a research paper calledAuditory Beats in the Brain. The study opened up a whole new area of science as it showed how sound affects the way and how quickly the brain learns new information, mood control, sleep patterns and healing responses within the body, among many other items.

How Binaural Beats Influence The Brain and Body

To begin, let’s first look at what binaural beats exactly are. Dr. Suzanne Evans Morris, Ph.D., who is a speech-language pathologist, states:

“Research shows that different frequencies presented to each ear through stereo headphones… create a difference tone (or binaural beat) as the brain puts together the two tones it actually hears. Through EEG monitoring the difference tone is identified by a change in the electrical pattern produced by the brain. For example, frequencies of 200 Hz and 210 Hz produce a binaural beat frequency of 10 Hz (The difference in 210 Hz and 200 Hz is 10 Hz). Monitoring of the brain’s electricity (EEG) shows that the brain produces increased 10 Hz activity with equal frequency and amplitude of the wave form in both hemispheres of the brain (left and right hemisphere).”

The difference of a 200 Hz and 190 Hz frequency results in a 10 Hz binaural beat.

The difference of a 200 Hz and 190 Hz frequency results in a 10 Hz binaural beat.

The result of this is called “brainwave entrainment,” which in the examples above, entrain at 10 Hz. Anyelectrochemical activity of the brain results in the production of electromagnetic wave forms that can be objectively measured with sensitive equipment. Since brain waves change frequencies based on neural activity within the brain, and because neural activity is electrochemical, brain function can be modified by using sound and frequencies. Thus, certain frequencies/sound/music stimulate the brain to produce certain neurotransmitters like serotonin, the “feel good” chemical messenger that helps to reduce pain and increases the feelings of pleasure. More on that and other benefits a bit further down.

Researchers believe that different brain wave patterns are linked to the production in the brain of various neurochemicals associated with relaxation and stress release, increased learning and creativity, memory, and other desirable benefits. These neurochemicals include beta-endorphins, growth factors, gut peptides, acetylcholine, vasopressin, and serotonin.

Neuro-electric therapy engineer Dr. Margaret Patterson and Dr. Ifor Capel, showed in there experimentshow a 10 Hz brainwave frequency (alpha brainwaves), increased the production of serotonin, to help ease pain and increase relaxation. They also showed how a 4 Hz brainwave frequency (theta brainwaves), increases production of catecholamines, which are important for memory and learning.

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Jan 18

A Model of Crystal Abiogenesis | Electricity of Life

Here is a little-discussed idea about the origins of physical life. It hails from an esteemed electrophysiologist who truly explored the far-reaching parameters of bioelectrics in his exciting multidisciplinary career. With this accessible presentation of his theory, let’s broaden our thoughts on how the chemicals & forces on a planet may conceivably and reasonably create complex systems. And at the very least, everyone can better appreciate the nuance that crystals possess.

Links for further inquiry:

Robert Becker’s memoir, “The Body Electric” in free, savable pdf form!
http://www.microondes.files.wordpress…

The Cole & Graf paper mentioned by Becker in his theorizing:
http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1…

Some interesting recent science about the 10-hertz band in brain studies:
http://journals.plos.org/plosone/arti…

 

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Jan 18

Who Is Your Phantom Self? ~ David Icke

 

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Jan 17

Cultivating Consciousness in an Unconscious World

By Richard Smoley

2007-2-6-inspiration_photos30900822Politicians constantly evade the truth. Why can they get away with it? According to a recent study conducted at Harvard University, it’s because people have such terrible attention spans.

Behavioural scientist Todd Rogers of the Harvard Kennedy School and Michael I. Norton of the Harvard Business School conducted a simple experiment to see when and whether people can detect a dodge. They recorded a speaker answering a question about universal health care (a controversial issue in the US). Then they attached the same answer to three separate questions: the original question about health care, one on illegal drug use, and a third about terrorism. Amazingly, subjects found the speaker just as trustworthy when he gave the response about health care to a question about illegal drug use – a related but different subject – as when he responded to the original question about health care. Moreover, when quizzed immediately afterward, almost none of the subjects could remember exactly what question had been asked.

Part of the reason for these findings, Rogers believes, is simply that humans have poor attention spans. Poor attention is “universal to all animals that we managed to study,” says Rogers. “Though we don’t realise it, we go through our lives detecting just the gist of what’s going on. Even if we wanted to pay attention to each answer, we would have a limited capacity” to do so. Another, related reason is that when people are listening to a speaker, they are taking in nonverbal signals such as body language, facial expressions, and likability. In short, even when doing something as simple as listening to a speaker, the audience is overwhelmed by information, enabling politicians to dodge answers without appearing to.

These findings have more than a theoretical importance. Faced with economic and social crisis, and haunted by the spectre of global conflict, famine, and environmental collapse, people are demanding change. At the same time, however, there is a widespread suspicion of all political and economic ideologies. World civilisation at this point is like a sick man who shifts restlessly in bed, unable to find a comfortable position. It may be that what is needed is not a change in ideologies, but a change in consciousness.

The problem goes deeper than merely detecting whether a politician has answered a question or not. Many of the world’s great spiritual traditions frequently tell us that we live in illusion. The twentieth-century spiritual teacher G.I. Gurdjieff said, “A modern man lives in sleep, in sleep he is born and in sleep he dies.” The contemporary Tibetan lama Tarthang Tulku writes, “Because our powers of self-observation are usually not well developed, we are often blind to our suffering.” Could they be saying that it’s our poor capacity for attention that is keeping us in cognitive bondage?

Proposed remedies for this chronic and widespread attention-deficit disorder vary to some degree. For Gurdjieff, the answer lay (at least in part) in what he called self-remembering: an attention that is divided between the world outside and the world within. How does this work in practice? One Gurdjieffian teacher pointed out to me how, under ordinary circumstances, when you look out the window, your attention goes with it. In a certain sense you go out the window as well. Your sense of yourself is lost. To counter this, he suggested that when you look out a window, you keep some attention for yourself, even if it’s something as simple as a conscious awareness of a hand or a foot. “When you look out the window,you don’t go out the window,” as he put it.

For Tarthang Tulku, the answer lies along a slightly different route. He believes that our failure of attention has to do with a deep-seated fear of discomfort. Our suffering goes on under the surface, and we refuse to touch it out of avoidance of the emotional pain that it would bring. One alternative that he recommends is not only to touch the pain, but to explore it – to feel it as fully as possible. “Whenever we are caught in a physical or mental conflict, we can focus on it, heat it up, go into the centre of it,” he says. Going directly into psychological pain in this way will often transform it into a new, dynamic, and more creative energy.

There are many other approaches, but the point is the same: to sharpen and focus a capacity for attention does not forget what question was asked, that does not go out the window. In this the seed of will is sown. The British occultist Charles R. Tetworth writes about the training of a magician:

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Jan 17

The Unified Field: How We Change the World

Artistic-view-of-the-Higgs-FieldI hope that we all at one time in our lives have said out loud (or at least to ourselves) that we’d love to change the world; to really make a difference and leave our mark. Who doesn’t want to find their unique gifts and share them with the world so that our presence echoes on future generations for the rest of eternity? Whoo!!!…now, some might say that’s a little egoic and reaching, but we ARE eternal beings! And how does one grow but to stretch out and reach high and expand?

Now, even if you’ve never once thought such a thing, what remains is the fact that we are all born with unique gifts to share and an individual energy signature that is completely our own. It is shaped and formed by choices, emotions, feelings, joys and traumas from past experiences across all lives in all time and space. The frequency our signature resonates at translates into what some would call our “level of conscious awareness”. It is another way of saying how much experience you have had as a physical incarnation here on Earth and how much you’ve applied what you have learned from your experiences collectively.

By choosing to be born human, we also are gifted with the ability to be innately connected to every other human being via a cosmic thread of life-force energy. This energy is what we draw empathy from and it comes directly from the Heart Space. When you are in true alignment with the Universe, you are also aligned with this energy as the Universe IS this energy. For some, it is very difficult to connect with this energy even though it is our natural state (resonance of peace). When we are feeling like we are not enough or have very low self-esteem, then we have misaligned from the path the Universe has set, and this will manifest itself in all areas of our lives if we do nothing.

But what if we DO do something? What if we do make a conscious effort to put a positive light into the world? What difference does it truly make in our own lives and in the lives of others? Perhaps you’ve heard of the theory of a unified field of consciousness?

John Hagelin, PhD takes us through the following video, “Is Consciousness the Unified Field?”

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Jan 17

Curing Cancer With Holistic Medicine?

Abundance-1024x631-768x473Can cancer be cured? Can it be cured with holistic medicine? The answer to both of these questions is yes. Many people have done so and many continue to do so. Unfortunately, in the United States and elsewhere, we are taught from a very young age that pharmaceutical medicine is all there. We are taught that the pharmaceutical industry is still “searching for a cure.” We are taught that vitamins, minerals, amino acids, fatty acids and phytonutrients play little or no role in cellular health (which contradicts basic biochemistry).

The pharmaceutical industry has compromised the health of our world. It relies on false assertions under claims of “hard science,” when in fact, all of the big “scientific studies” being conducted is backed and paid for by the pharmaceutical industry itself. Of course they aren’t going to promote natural cures. It would bankrupt them within months and would end their false charade.

As Dr. Sunil Pai M.D. states in an interview, “Follow the money. What is the biggest industry right now? It’s the cancer care industry. So the average cancer care for a person from Stage I to Stage IV will range anywhere from $350,000- $1,400,000 by the end of stage IV.” Revealing the truth about cancer and the pharmaceutical industry would immediately put an end to numerous jobs in the Food and Drug Administration, the American Cancer Society, the Rockefeller Institute, the American Medical Association and many others. Sadly, the truth has been covered up in the name of greed and profit.

Additionally, taking information on how to live a healthy life from the pharmaceutical-backed western medical doctors is quite ironic. As Dr. Leonard Coldwell states in an interview:

“The medical doctors, statistically, has the shortest lifespan of 56 years of age on average, the highest abuse of alcohol and drugs, the highest suicide rate (only the psychiatrists are higher), and so you go to somebody that has the lowest life span, highest suicide rate, highest drug abuse rate, to ask them how to have a healthy, happy, long life? I think we should rethink our way of thinking.” 

Healing

Dr. Coldwell is someone who has cured over 35,000 patients of different cancers. His cure rate also sits at 92.3%, which means that for every 100 people who have come to him for help to cure their cancer, he has successfully cured 92 of them. Quite impressive. Dr. Coldwell’s tips for right diet when treating or trying to prevent cancer can be seen here.

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Jan 17

Does Matter Exist Or Is It All Just An Illusion?

a-multiverse-of-possibility“Concerning matter, we have been all wrong. What we have called matter is energy, whose vibration has been so lowered as to be perceptible to the senses. There is no matter.”

– Quote attributed to Albert Einstein

Yes, this is quite a bold statement, if true, that would certainly demand some sort of evidence or mathematical proof to back it up. It may seem like a paradox that the things which we can see and touch are nonexistent. However, there is an answer to this, which may be found in the bold and exciting (relatively) new science of quantum physics.

In ages past, it was believed that what we can see and touch, like a rock for instance, was the elements, in other words, matter. However, as science developed, such as chemistry, and much more recently quantum physics, it had been observed that matter seems to exist on one hand, but once one takes a deep look into the heart of the matter (no pun intended), there seems as if there is nothing. In atoms, you have mostly protons, neutrons and electrons. However, electrons for example, are insignificantly microscopic and spread out over enormous distances. Inbetween them, there is what is perceived as empty space. In fact, 99.99999% of an atom is this so-called ‘empty space’. Even if we look into electrons, protons, etc, we see that there is yet more open space. Gluons, neutrinos and the like are also in there somewhere but no matter how far into these particles we look, there is not anything that we can say quantifiably that it is the building block of all of this. What’s more, electrons literally possess no dimension. An electron is simply not an object as we know it. There is nothing. However, our eyes and observations are fooling us because indeed this nothing is something but we can not quantifiably say it is something and therefore it is nothing. There has to exist an energy that holds all these particles together like a sort of glue, or else matter would not exist because it would be akin to having a rock turn into sand that can not stay together as a rock any longer.

There have been some notable quantum physicists, such as Dr. Fred Alan Wolf, that have been looking to fuse science with spirituality…and with relative success. Below is from an article attributed to Dr. Wolf concerning his perception of this most-interesting issue at hand.

Quantum physics has thus brought about a radical new understanding both of the particles and the void. In  subatomic physics, mass is no longer seen as a material  substance but is recognized as a form of energy. When a  piece of seemingly solid matter–a rock or a human hand or  the limb of a tree–is placed under a powerful electronic  microscope: the electron-scanning microscope, with the power  to magnify several thousand times, takes us down  into a realm that has the look of the sea about  it… In the kingdom of corpuscles, there is transfiguration and there is samsara, the endless  round of birth and death. Every passing second,  some 2-1/2 million red cells are born; every  second, the same number die. The typical cell  lives about 110 days, then becomes tired and  decrepit. There are no lingering deaths here, for  when a cell loses its vital force, it somehow  attracts the attention of macrophage.

As the magnification increases, the flesh does  begin to dissolve. Muscle fiber now takes on a  fully crystaline aspect. We can see that it is  made of long, spiral molecules in orderly array.  And all of these molecules are swaying like wheat  in the wind, connected with one another and held  in place by invisible waves that pulse many  trillions of times a second. What are the molecules made of? As we move closer,  we see atoms, the tiny shadowy balls dancing  around their fixed locations in the molecules,  sometimes changing position with their partners in  perfect rhythms. And now we focus on one of the  atoms; its interior is lightly veiled by a cloud  of electrons. We come closer, increasing the  magnification. The shell dissolves and we look on  the inside to find…nothing.

Somewhere within that emptiness, we know is a  nucleus. We scan the space, and there it is, a  tiny dot. At last, we have discovered something  hard and solid, a reference point. But no! as we  move closer to the nucleus, it too begins to  dissolve. It too is nothing more than an  oscillating field, waves of rhythm. Inside the  nucleus are other organized fields: protons,  neutrons, even smaller “particles.” Each of these,  upon our approach, also dissolve into pure rhythm. These days they (the scientists) are looking for  quarks, strange subatomic entities, having  qualities which they describe with such words as  upness, downness, charm, strangeness, truth,  beauty, color, and flavor. But no matter. If we  could get close enough to these wondrous quarks,  they too would melt away. They too would have to  give up all pretense of solidity. Even their speed  and relationship would be unclear, leaving them  only relationship and pattern of vibration.

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Jan 16

The Outer Limits of Truth Radio Interviews Dylan Charles, Editor of Waking Times

consciousenss-cosmic-spiritby Dylan Charles, Editor | Waking Times

Image3For your consideration, Ryan McCormick of The Outer Limits of Truth Radio recently asked for an interview, to which I agreed even though I have rarely accepted requests for interviews. Please follow the link below for the full interview plus a soul analysis and psychic reading, which are both quite interesting. In the interview we talk a bit about my personal journey in life and of several major moments of transformation, some of the articles I’ve written, a bit about my personal experiences with plant medicines, as well as the current state of the world, the awakening, and the human condition.

Interview link, here.

All in all, it was a fun interview and quite an honor, as Ryan’s show has featured some amazing guests, of which you can check out in his archive page, here.

 

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