Anna Hunt, Staff
Researchers at the University of Iowa’s (UI’s) National Advanced Driving Simulator (NADS) published a new study that examined how inhaling cannabis affects driving. The results may help shape the rules of how law enforcement handles drivers under the influence of cannabis.
“Alcohol is the most common drug present in the system in roadside stops by police; cannabis is the next most common, and cannabis is often paired with alcohol below the legal limits.
We know alcohol is an issue, but is cannabis an issue or is cannabis an issue when paired with alcohol? We tried to find out.” ~ Tim Brown, associate research scientist at NADS and co-author of the study.
The new study, conducted by Gary Gaffney, Tim Brown and Gary Milavetz, put 18 participants through a 35 to 45 minute simulated driving test, with one group having consumed alcohol, another having vaporized cannabis, and a third group under the influence of both alcohol and cannabis. The effort was sponsored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, National Institute of Drug Abuse, and the Office of National Drug Control Policy.
Four important findings were reported:
READ: 5 Reasons The Most Dangerous Drug Is Not Illegal
Before the simulation test, each participant had 10 minutes to drink an alcoholic beverage, or a juice with flavoring that mimicked alcohol, and then another 10 minutes to inhale a placebo or vaporized cannabis. The goal was to have some participants’ blood alcohol level at about 0.065 percent, and some participants’ blood concentrations at about 13.1 ug/L THC, and some under the influence of both.
Once in the simulator, drivers were assessed on: weaving within the lane; how often the car left the lane; and the speed of weaving. The researchers reported that drivers with only alcohol in their systems showed impairment in all three areas. They reported that participants only under the influence of cannabis showed impairment only with weaving within the lane.
Andrew Spurgin, a postdoctoral research fellow with the UI College of Pharmacy, shared another important fact as part of the study:
“Everyone wants a Breathalyzer which works for alcohol because alcohol is metabolized in the lungs. But for cannabis this isn’t as simple due to THC’s metabolic and chemical properties.”
The study’s finding are not likely to have any immediate effect on the current legal limits for THC, but hopefully it will slow the attempts to deploy devices for instant roadside THC testing before further research can be conducted.
About the Author
Anna Hunt is a staff writer for WakingTimes.com and an entrepreneur with over a decade of experience in research and editorial writing. She and her husband run a preparedness e-store outlet at www.offgridoutpost.com, offering GMO-free storable food and emergency kits. Anna is also a certified Hatha yoga instructor. She enjoys raising her children and being a voice for optimal human health and wellness. Read more of her excellent articles here. Visit her essential oils store here.
Valerie Burke, MSN, Green Med Info
Recent studies show that this Amazonian healing elixir has the power to alleviate feelings of depression in just a few hours, with lasting positive changes.
After centuries of being labeled as primitive, traditional medicines are slowly making a comeback, especially in academia. The more research that’s conducted on traditional remedies, the more scientists must bow to the wisdom of our ancestors, as well as contemporary indigenous healers who are carrying these traditions forward. One of the most powerful traditional remedies is ayahuasca.
Ayahuasca is a psychoactive healing elixir from the Amazon rainforest, a bitter tea consumed during healing ceremonies by native peoples of Peru, Brazil, Columbia and Ecuador. Ayahuasca is the only combinatory vision-inducing agent in the world. Like a tea, ayahuasca is made by brewing a combination of bark from the Banisteriopsis caapi vine (aka “the vine of the soul”) and leaves from Psychotria viridus (aka chakruna).
Shamans describe it as a sacred plant medicine that “opens a portal to the spirit world.” Portal or not, the healing properties of ayahuasca are undeniable. There are thousands of anecdotal reports of people having been healed from physical and mental disorders by taking ayahuasca—including some for whom death seemed near. The cases of post-ayahuasca cancer remission are too numerous to ignore, and the psychological benefits seem equally impressive. However, quality clinical studies are scarce.[i]
In a 2015 study led by neuroscientists at the University of São Paulo, Brazil, even one dose of ayahuasca was found to have powerful and immediate antidepressant effects. The study involved six volunteers with depression that was unresponsive to at least one antidepressant drug. The volunteers were administered the tea, then monitored in a quiet room and evaluated with standard clinical questionnaires to track their depression symptoms. The treatment was well tolerated, except for half of the participants vomiting (a common side effect). The psychedelic effects of ayahuasca wear off in about five hours.
Statistically significant improvements in depression symptoms were seen in just two to three hours, which is particularly notable when you consider conventional antidepressants typically take weeks to work. Even more impressive was that the benefits were sustained over the next 21 days. Further trials are underway, including a randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled study about ayahuasca’s benefits for depression, involving 80 patients.
The way Ayahuasca[ii] promotes psychedelic insights has long perplexed Western scientists. Ayahuasca is said to “help put into order the body, mind and spirit with the past, present and future.”[iii] During healing ceremonies, ayahuasca users commonly report emotionally charged visions, memories, and revelations about themselves and their lives, personalities and behaviors. The visions are not random—they typically center on emotionally charged and traumatic experiences, providing users the opportunity to re-experience those events in a more insightful way. Shamans say the elixir will give you whatever answers you seek.
Ayahuasca’s psychoactive properties are generally believed to be related to its serotonergiceffects. Psychotria viridis is rich in DMT (N,N Dimethyl Tryptamine), the most potent vision-inducing agent known to man. DMT is not only found in hundreds of plants around the world but is alsomanufactured by your own body. But thanks to the enzyme MAO (monoamine oxidase), you aren’t tripped out all day, every day. The other ingredient in ayahuasca, Banisteriopsis caapi, contains a group of compounds called harmala alkaloids, which are MAO inhibitors (MAOI). These allow the DMT to stimulate unbridled activity in your brain by preventing the breakdown of serotonin and other neurotransmitters.
Imaging studies reveal that ayahuasca hyperactivates frontal brain regions, specifically the medial frontal and anterior cingulate cortices responsible for somatic awareness and emotion. Ayahuasca triggers a large release of glutamate, which causes neural firing all along the frontal cortex. The elixir also activates parahippocampal areas involved in processing memory and emotion, including the amygdala. The insula is also activated, which is where feeling states are generated and is thought to act as a bridge between our emotional impulses and decision-making capacity. This may be what allows subjects to “travel” through their past experiences with an awareness of thoughts, emotions and memories that are difficult to access in ordinary mental states.
Your brain’s neocortex is also involved in anticipatory and planning behavior and abstract reasoning, so its activation may help explain the complex and meaningful cognitive experiences that take place during and after the consumption of ayahuasca.
Ayahuasca impacts dysfunctional cognitive-behavioral patterns. Powerful or traumatic events create imprints on the brain that are reinforced every time we encounter a similar situation. Repeated events reinforce these pathways, building up something like “emotional scar tissue,” which can lead to dysfunctional emotional responses and problematic behaviors throughout one’s lifetime. Ayahuasca appears to help users override these entrenched neurological patterns, allowing new connections to be made. Users report emerging with fresh perspectives on past experiences, which may explain many of ayahuasca’s healing benefits for depression, anxiety andPTSD, substance abuse and other problems. An interesting video about Ayahuasca research is available here.
Longer-term studies show ayahuasca positively impacts mood, reasoning and decision-making with minimal adverse effects. Ayahuasca has been shown to be non-addictive when used long-term by healthy individuals in supportive settings. There is no evidence of neurotoxicity—ritualized long-term users even scored better on certain cognitive tests than control groups.
Due to the intensity of the visions, ayahuasca should not be taken alone. Its therapeutic potential and safety are contingent upon how the experience is facilitated, monitored and integrated. However, with proper support, even a single dose of ayahuasca seems to offer potentially deep therapeutic benefits.
[i] ICEERS Ayahuasca: Scientific Literature Overview (2012), Jose Carlos Bousco
[ii] ICEERS Ayahuasca
[iii] Medicine Hunter: Ayahuasca—Plant Spirit Medicine
About the Author
Valerie Burke, MSN is a Clinical EFT practitioner and freelance health writer in Olympia, Washington, with backgrounds in both allopathic and integrative medicine and a Master’s Degree in Nursing Science. Her areas of interest include nutrition and energy psychology, and integrating principles of holistic health to create balance in mind, body a spirit. Valerie is the author of “Is the Paleo Diet Right for You?“ You can learn more about her at www.valerieburke.net.
Makia Freeman, Contributor
The New World Order agenda is the alien agenda, as the late whistleblower Phil Schneider once said. Many are too afraid to touch the topic of aliens for fear of losing popularity, credibility or alienating (pun intended) their friends and readers. There are even many alternative researchers who struggle with the idea that the creeping centralization of power is a manifestation of an alien agenda. However, the truth is the truth, and the evidence, as we shall see, is overwhelming. If you’re wondering how ETs (extraterrestrials) or aliens fit into the whole picture of the NWO (New World Order), it’s simple: they’re intimately involved at the top of the pyramid. The NWO agenda is the alien agenda; they are one and the same.
It’s essential to realize that the directors of the entire NWO worldwide conspiracy are non-human entities: groups of interfering ETs, and behind them, a shadowy force known as the Djinn orArchons. If you go down the rabbit hole deep enough, the trail goes off planet – both to other worlds and to other dimensions.
But Aren’t There Many Alien Agendas?
Yes. There is not just one alien agenda. There are many alien agendas that crop up and emerge as common themes throughout the testimonies of alien contactees and alien abductees. Here is a brief and incomplete list of some of them, which run the gamut from positive and helpful, to negative and hostile:
Where is the Proof of the Alien Agenda?
How do we know about this alien agenda? There is so much proof it is far, far beyond the scope of this article to include it all, however I will give an outline and numerous examples. There are many sources with a broad spectrum of provability. The ones listed first here are more “provable” to the rational, logical mind, for those interested in hard evidence:
The Alien Agenda According to Phil Schneider
Military engineer and geologist Phil Schneider was a brave whistleblower, who went public in 1995 (and was murdered by “suicide” a year later in 1996). He is the one who first voiced the sentence “The New World Agenda is the alien agenda” – and he would have known, because according to his claim, he personally came face-to-face with both hostile Grey and hostile Reptilian ETs while working on the construction of DUMBs (Deep Underground Military Bases). Incredibly, Schneider got into a gun fight with some of these ETs, which resulted in a exchange of fire where Schneider was wounded and the ET was killed.
Schneider’s accounts include a host of other stunning claims, such as detailed descriptions of underground bases and cities beneath America, the US Government’s secret deals with hostile ETs, the advanced alien technology being used by secret US agencies, the existence of “corbamite” (element 140), mining operations on the moon and the alien/NWO genocidal agenda to reduce the earth’s population by 85%. As much as possible, Schneider backed up his assertions by showing his scar to the cameras, as well as what he claimed was a sample rock of corbamite. Cynthia Drayer, Phil’s ex-wife, has highlighted the many suspicious details surrounding Schneider’s death.
Schneider was close friends with Al Bielek, the man involved in the Philadelphia Experiment and Montauk Project. In this video Bielek reveals special information that Schneider had confided in him, including tales of 7 foot Grey aliens dictating policy at a secret UN underground base, and how Schneider secretly flew to Japan in a private jet to reveal how the Kobe “earthquake” was a nuclear attack by the US. Schneider’s account is also corroborated by the Dulce Papers which talk of a fight between humans and aliens in 1979 at the underground base at Dulce, New Mexico.
Now let’s look at some of the proof of an alien agenda.
Alien Agenda: Photographic and Video Evidence
Thanks to the spread of technology, there is plenty of genuine photographic and video evidence for the existence of UFOs, despite the internet also being flooded with fake photos and fake footage. It may take you awhile to discern which is which, but if you familiarize yourself with watching them, it will become apparent. As a starting list, the following ones appear genuine: thePhoenix lights incident, ET craft/orbs appearing (and rapidly speeding off) inLondon, Jerusalem (Dome of the Rock),Australia, Hawaii and (one of my personal favorites) over a little river in Italy. Check out this footage also of UFOs descending into a cigar-shaped mothership in the skies of South Africa. Of the ten of thousands, hundreds of thousands or even millions of genuine sightings, it is probable that some are terrestrial (from Earth not another planet) and originate in the secret black military programs which don’t officially exist. However it is extremely unlikely they can all be explained away due to this.
Alien Agenda: Eyewitness Accounts of Alien Contactees and Abductees
See the earlier article The Top 20 Most Fascinating, Mind-Blowing Alien Contactee / Abductee Cases for a brief summary of 20 contactee cases: Billy Meier, Alex Collier, Simon Parkes, Whitley Strieber, Jim Sparks, Alec Newald, Clifford Stone, Charles Hall, Ernie Sears, James Gilliland, Bonnie Meyer, Niara Isley, Nadira Duran, Susan Reed, Maarit, Kim Carlsberg, Dr. Frank Stranges, Stan Romanek, Thomas Reed and Bridget Nielsen. There are many other alien contact cases such asTravis Walton, Sherry Wilde and Tracey Taylor … far too many to list. As I wrote in that article, there are tens of thousands of documented cases of alien contact and abduction, and in reality probably many more we don’t know about, since some people either don’t recall the incident (self-imposed memory suppression as a psychological defense mechanism to protect against trauma, or externally imposed memory wipe/mind control), or are too afraid to go public with it for fear of ridicule, ostracism or other reasons.
Alien Agenda: Alien and UFO Researchers
For those still skeptical, the work of various alien, UFO and abduction researchers is very compelling. For instance, take the work of Dr. David Jacobs, a tenured professor of American History at Temple University for 37 years, who has interviewed over 150 alien contactees or abductees. Jacobs found in the accounts a repeated theme of extraterrestrial beings abducting and sexually molesting humans to create a race of hybrid human-aliens. Take the work of Budd Hopkins, who developed his own hypnotic regression methods to help heal the trauma of thousands of alien abductees – who he realized had become mere specimens in an ongoing ET genetic experimentation on humanity. The common thread running through these cases was the fact that the abductees had a sense of missing time and that their reproductive organs were often tampered with. In some cases, female abductees were found to have 1 missing ovary, with no apparent scar tissue to show how it was removed.
Take the work of Dr. Karla Turner, a former college instructor wrote 3 books on alien abduction: Into the Fringe (1992), Taken (1994), and Masquerade of Angels (1994). As she became acquainted with a plethora of alien abduction cases, she also became convinced that the aliens (many of which were Reptilians) were visiting humanity with malicious intent. As Bill Ryan and Kerry Cassidy of Project Camelot write:
“From beginning to end, Turner had been struck by how contradictory the stories of the aliens were. They would, she averred, say anything they wanted to attain their ends. As the abductees in Taken reported it, the aliens insisted variously that they had come to help us cope with upcoming ecological disaster, interbreed for our good and theirs, help us evolve, take our genetic material to revivify their dying race. Sometimes they claimed they had outright created us; other times, that they were genetically altering us for our own good.”
Many other researchers have helped add to our knowledge base of an alien agenda, such as Mary Rodwell, John Mack, John Carpenter, Bill Baldwin and Barbara Lamb. Of special note are the work of Dr. Roger Leir (who pioneered research into the shocking phenomenon of alien implants) and Barbara Bartholic, whose protégés included Karla Turner, Eve Lorgen and James Bartley. Bartleyactually wrote the following about Bartholic:
“Barbara quickly realized energetic harvesting was a key component of the alien abduction syndrome. Barbara was an empath and highly intuitive and laboured endlessly to document every facet of a person’s alien abduction experiences. She knew the negative aliens manipulated the energy centres and emotions of alien abductees in order to nourish and empower themselves at the expense of the abductees. This process is being played out on a macro society-wide scale. Alien abduction is an all out assault on the abducted humans: physically, emotionally, energetically and spiritually.”
Alien Agenda: Testimony of Former Insiders
There are many level-headed former governmental and military operatives who have attested to the existence of an alien agenda, too. Take the whistleblowing efforts of Bob Dean, who has given an abundance of presentations about his time at SHAPE (Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe) at the top of NATO. Dean tells the story of how NATO knew there were ET craft above our skies, commissioned a study to see what could be done about it, and that the conclusion of the study was that the ETs probably had no hostile intentions and were here to observe – because if they had really wanted to enslave or destroy us, they could have done it a long time ago!
This was obviously a highly unsettling conclusion for the military brass to deal with, but so was another of Dean’s revelations: that the top commanders at the Pentagon knew there was a very high likelihood that some alien species (such as the Nordic-looking race of ETs) appeared so human-like that you could walk right next to one and never spot the difference! Dean later himself had face-to-face meetings with some of these ETs, who he claimed appeared indistinguishable from terrestrial humans.
Another former military man Robert Salas (a retired Air Force captain) went public with his encounter with a UFO while on duty in a nuclear missile silo. This was a military cover up until recently declassified. He relates the amazing story of how a large, pulsating red oval 30-40 foot in diameter hovered over the front gate. Seconds later the missiles underwent a “control system failure”. Did peaceful, intelligent ETs disable the nuclear weapons? Listen to his story and decide for yourself. If so, it’s certainly not the first time such a story has been told …
Alien Agenda: Declassified Documents and Case Files
Many governments have declassified and released their UFO files. Earlier this year in 2015 the US Government declassified files from Project BlueBook. This site shows a list of 24 countries/organizations that have done so, including Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand (Additional Report), Peru, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Ukraine (not in English), United Nations, United Kingdom, Uruguay and even Vatican City. This is impressive evidence for those would deny the existence of UFOs.
Alien Agenda: Alien Stories, Myths and Legends
Humanity’s history is replete with references to aliens. The ancient Vedic texts of India mentionvimanas or flying discs. Zulu shaman Credo Mutwa, introduced to many in the Western world by David Icke, tells many stories of how reptilian beings feature throughout his people’s history. Zechariah Sitchin, Jordan Maxwell and many others have talked about how the Bible itself originally stated “elohim” meaning “the gods” not “God” as it became mistranslated. According to Sitchin, 2 reptilian ET beings named Enlil and Enki of the Annunaki seeded humanity.
If humanity itself was created by an advanced extraterrestrial race, as the article Scientists Find Extraterrestrial Genes In Human DNA and others suggest, how could there not be an alien agenda with humanity right now? How could aliens not be intimately involved with our progress right now? And since the world is pushed towards the NWO, wouldn’t it be fair to assume it is happening in alignment with their desires – an alien agenda?
So Aliens Are Among Us – But Are They Malevolent?
Given the compelling amount of evidence above in this article (a tiny fraction of all the evidence in existence on the topic) – which not only indicates the existence of ETs, but also shows many are interfering in Earth affairs with a hostile agenda – it’s surprising that there is still the belief out there among some circles that “all ETs are benevolent and have humanity’s best interest at heart”. This is foolish nonsense – and dangerous nonsense too, because it gives people a false idea about our galactic neighbors, and thus lowering their defenses and making them more susceptible to some kind of invasion or manipulation.
For some reason, this notion has been pushed by none other than Dr. Steven Greer of the Disclosure Project. Greer has done a truly outstanding job in bringing ET and UFO witnesses to light, and has exposed many aspects of the conspiracy, including the suppression of zero point or free energy technology. Sadly, because Greer is a leading expert in the ET/UFO field, many blindly accept every word he says on the subject. He insists all the so-called “negative” interactions experienced by so many alien abductees are secret black military operations – MILABs (Military Abductions). Greer is dead wrong on this point, as Kerry Cassidy and Bill Ryan of Project Camelot pointed out in this heated discussion, as well as other leading experts on exopolitics such as Dr. Michael Salla who wrote the rebuttal Exopolitics vs Exospin. Some have theorized this is due to Greer’s connection with Lawrence Rockefeller of the infamous Rockefeller family (one of the 2 main NWO families along with the Rothschilds).
Aliens Atop the NWO Pyramid
Many have exposed the alien connection to world events, but David Icke has been the most comprehensive in the many books he has written on the Reptilian theme which has inextricably intertwined with the NWO. The Biggest Secret(1999), Children of the Matrix (2001) and The Perception Deception (2013) in particular contain a monumental amount of dot-connecting and information showing that at the apex of the NWO pyramid are non-human entities. Specifically, the connection between hostile ETs (like many Reptilians) and certain humans (of certain bloodline and vibrations frequencies) is made through black magic – Satanic ritual of sex and sacrifice. These human “leaders” (whether royalty, politicians, business chiefs or military heads) are not running the show – they are willingly giving over their souls to other forces (demonic possession) in exchange for (what they perceive to be) power.
Conclusion: Open Your Mind to the Wider, Deeper Conspiracy
We are not alone, and we never have been alone, as Bob Dean says. What makes some people think humans are the only species with high intelligence or capable of rational thought in the entire known universe? It is narrow-minded to think so, and it is equally narrow-minded to assume that any extraterrestrial motive or alien agenda would be neutral or beneficial to us. The cosmos is brimming full of life of all kinds.
We all need to remember the Game is a whole lot grander than we think. The New World Order doesn’t end with just political control, police brutality, indoctrination, assassination, infiltration, free trade agreements, geoengineering, international banking, suppressed technology or microchips; copious evidence shows it goes off-planet into far more bizarre realms (like the alien agenda) than the average person could imagine. How many are up for the task of exploring and analyzing these realms to get to the bottom of the Truth?
About the Author
Makia Freeman is the editor of alternative news / independent media site The Freedom Articles and senior researcher at ToolsForFreedom.com, writing on many aspects of truth and freedom, from exposing aspects of the global conspiracy to suggesting solutions for how humanity can create a new system of peace and abundance.
**This article was originally featured at The Freedom Articles.**
Philip J. Watt, Contributor
The powers that be are desperately attempting to institute safeguards to a system that is crashing. We just can’t have an economic model which funnels resources into the hands of the elite, and a social system that disregards an ethical and sustainable approach to the environment, without something eventually breaking. With their last breath they are creating secret trade agreements designed to implement a world government, yet there’s a growing community of awakening people that are discussing and designing innovative solutions to the systemic mess we’re in.
The masses have not yet awoken to the fact that we operate under a privately owned central banking system which maintains the monopolization of our monetary system for a dozen or so international banking families. In fact, I’m not really sure many of our so-called leaders – such as politicians, charity organizations and those in the public spotlight – have awoken to this insanity either. If we were to collectively recognize this, there is no doubt that we would instantly stand up and institute a banking system that is created for the people, by the people.
Take for example this article which appeared in The Guardian in 2014. It explains the model that enslaves the 99.9%. As stated in that piece: “Back in the 1930s, Henry Ford is supposed to have remarked that it was a good thing that most Americans didn’t know how banking really works, because if they did, “there’d be a revolution before tomorrow morning”.
The truth is out there for us to embrace, however, because it’s not shoved in our faces by the matrix media, such as with gay rights or Cecil the Lion, very few people seem to give a fuck. Well, we should, because if we stopped paying huge amounts of money and interest to these private stakeholders and created community-based banking systems, we’d be well on our way to truly eradicating many of the socioeconomic disadvantages that plague our societies, such as poverty and homelessness.
For example, there is a public-owned state bank in North Dakota, which I’m sure most people have no idea about. As stated in a Global Research article: “Profits, rather than being siphoned into offshore tax havens, are recycled back into the bank, the state and the community”.
Do you see how potent this idea is? Can you see the implications of moving to a banking system that caters to the needs of the people? Do you really understand how the masses are being duped? Essentially, we’re all slaves to the deep elite. We’re little pawns in their game of ‘rule the world‘ that they’re hellbent on winning at all costs.
Regardless of the pathological behavior of the shadow players, which there are too many to cover here, there are plenty of alternate thinkers that are pushing for new ways forward for humanity because they recognize that there are more moral and intelligent ways of organizing society.
For example, there are:
Yet the bigots and the brainwashed continue to hold on to their false ‘beliefs’ about how our existence works. If laymen or so-called experts alike really believe they’ve figured it all out through the materialistic structure, then unfortunately for them they’re either naive or close-minded to the possibilities that exist in exploration of both mind and matter.
One quantum physicist who has tapped into the non-physicality that makes up part of our reality, as well as its potential implications on our society, is Amit Goswami. Along with a large number of scientists and philosophers, which are growing by the day, he understands that our humble existence is permeated by a consciousness that connects us all.
As stated on his website:
“Theoretical Quantum Physicist Dr. Amit Goswami is a revolutionary amongst a growing body of renegade scientists who, in recent years, has ventured into the domain of the spiritual in an attempt both to interpret the seemingly inexplicable findings of curious experiments and to validate intuitions about the existence of a spiritual dimension of life. A prolific writer, teacher, and visionary, Dr. Goswami has appeared in the movies What the Bleep do we know!?, Dalai Lama Renaissance, as well as the award winning documentary, The Quantum Activist.”'
In the following interview, he describes how quantum physics has demanded the reintroduction of a non-local mind into our collective understanding of the fabric of reality. Of course this information is not new at all, it’s ancient wisdom that is encoded into nearly all of the tribal, religious and spiritual disciplines. What is new however is the recognition that it can strongly influence how we design our ethical, economic and social systems so that humanity’s future can actually qualify as a civil, healthy and intelligent society.
Please note: there are many articles linked below that will provide a wealth of information for those who wish to read further into the many areas mentioned above.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Phillip J Watt lives in Australia. His written work deals with topics from ideology to society, as well as self-development. Follow him on Facebook or visit his website.
About the Author
Phillip J. Watt lives in Australia. He best identifies as a ‘self-help guide’. His written work deals with topics from ideology to society, as well as self-development. Follow him on Facebook or visit his website.
Jon Rappoport, Guest
“No large institution of society can survive without deploying hundreds or even thousands of cover stories.” (The Underground, Jon Rappoport)
(To read about Jon’s mega-collection, The Matrix Revealed, click here.)
In an October verdict, rendered by the Australian High Court, the purported breast-cancer gene, BRCA1, cannot be patented by any company.
The Court distinguished between an invention, which can be patented, and a discovery of something that is already there, such as a gene in the human body.
The Court’s verdict, hailed as “a victory for the people,” obscures a deeper question: how do genes help cure disease?
Researchers, drug companies, and academic shills will, of course, claim genes are the cutting edge of all future disease therapy; but you or I could claim that toenail clippings are the key to understanding how the universe was built.
In other words, a claim means nothing, unless it is backed up by evidence. There is presently no across-the-board genetic treatment that has been shown to be a cure for any disease.
Quite typical for the biotech sector. They make claims all the time, and promises, and great heraldic statements—in order to keep their money machine turning.
Just examine Monsanto’s claims about higher crop yields with GMOs, and the safety of its number-one pesticide, Roundup, which has now been exposed as a carcinogen.
The biotech industry is all about “fake it ‘til you make it.”
You certainly own your own genes, but that fact doesn’t ensure spectacular cures for what might ail you.
Then there is this: assuming gene damage can cause cancer, suppose the triggering event occurs as a result of coming into contact with environmental toxins? In other words, the toxic effects on genes will continue apace, no matter how much research is done on the composition and disposition of the genes themselves.
Much cancer research does, in fact, discover toxic causes—and it is in the interest of companies that spew those compounds out into the world to cover up their criminal guilt. What better way to achieve that than by asserting: “cancer is all in the genes.”
Look at the giant biotech companies like Monsanto, Bayer, DuPont, Syngenta. In one way or another, they are all involved in chemical and genetic research and production.
So they are in a prime position to deflect the chemical destruction they are wreaking by pushing “the frontiers of gene research.”
“It’s all about the genes.”
Hype. Hype. Hype.
Dr. Samuel Epstein, who devoted a major part of his life to the research of environmental toxins, wrote:
“We are losing the war against cancer. The prohibition of new carcinogenic products, reduction of toxins in use, and right-to-know laws – these are among the legislative proposals which could reverse the cancer epidemic.”
But that would be bad for business. The solution? Promote endlessly the notion that genes and only genes are at the root of cancer.
The big picture? The big con? Imagine a world drowning in pollution of all kinds, and top (bought-off) scientists saying: “Don’t worry, when it comes to cancer we’ve got it covered. Tweak this gene, tweak that gene, and poof, cancer never has a chance. Or if you get cancer, we can go in there and re-position crucial genes and knock out the disease. See, you can live in a chemical soup and never feel adverse effects…”
Genes. High-level, high-flying, high-minded, high-tech answers for the problems we face.
What? The science isn’t solid? The propaganda is wall-to-wall? The shills are everywhere? Don’t worry, be happy. The best minds will come up with solutions. Just wait and see. The great discoveries are right around the corner.
And I have condos for sale on Jupiter.
Step right up.
You can see the same kind of genetic hustle when it comes to autism, which many researchers, based on no real evidence, claim is “surely a genetic disease.”
This assertion covers up the fact that happy and healthy children, soon after receiving a vaccination,experience devastating neurological damage, leading to a diagnosis of autism.
But don’t go there, don’t look there, don’t talk about vaccines. No, instead, listen to the ascendant experts, who say it was just a coincidence that a vaccine was given and a child’s life was destroyed. You see, what really happened was: an errant gene response kicked in at the same moment. Nothing to do with the vaccine. Certainly not.
In actuality, the dominant paradigm of this world’s power structure is: float cover stories.
Sell big cover stories and keep selling them. Use them to conceal ongoing crimes.
“It’s the genes” is the latest and greatest cover.
Some of the biggest, best-educated liars on the planet deploy it every day.
Here is the next big thing: genes injected, functioning as vaccines. The hype is over the top. Of course, scientists admit that these injected genes will incorporate themselves in the body and alter its genetic makeup permanently.
If you like and trust that idea, I have condos in the core of the sun for sale. Bargain prices.
About the Author
The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29thDistrict of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free emails at NoMoreFakeNews.comor OutsideTheRealityMachine.
Wes Annac, Contributor
Rastafari is a way of life that’s rooted in a few key concepts. One is that Haile Selassie, former emperor of Ethiopia, was and is an avatar of God or ‘Jah’. An avatar is basically God incarnate or a messenger of God, and Jesus is a popular example. Another common theme in Rastafari is rebellion against the persecution of lower class citizens by a corrupt ruling elite, commonly known by Rastas as Babylon.
Rastas praise Selassie and rebel against Babylon’s oppression (or ‘downpression’, as many of them call it), and they hope to one day witness Jah’s judgment, which they believe will bring about justice and signal the beginning of a new world.
Reggae pioneer Peter Tosh famously sang, “downpresser man, where you gonna run to? All along that day…” He was referencing judgement day, a day where Jah’s judgment of man finally brings justice.
But Rastas aren’t just waiting around for justice. They’re socially active, and many of them fight for the rights of suffering people all over the world. Rastas in the sixties and seventies were decidedly more active than the hippies in the west, and they weren’t as distracted by the ‘sex, drugs and rock n roll’ culture in which a lot of hippies were immersed.
A lot of Rastas do embrace music and herb (cannabis), both of which we’ll discuss later, but they never fell for the culturally engineered subversions that some hippies did in the seventies. They’re focused more on reclaiming their rights and being one with Jah, and they aren’t interested in the creature comforts that distract people from living a life of purpose.
Here, I’d like to share five things we can appreciate about Rastafari. It’s one of the most interesting and liberating religious movements out there, and it’s partially responsible for the widespread awakening taking place. Rasta music has definitely awakened and inspired me, and music will be our first topic.
1. Rastafari inspires conscious, uplifting music
Most Rastas musicians don’t take music lightly, and to them, it isn’t just something fun that can make people feel good. It is and it can, which is one reason they play it, but it has a more meaningful purpose. It’s a tool to raise awareness and fight corruption while uplifting people, and while Rastas aren’t the only activists who use music to achieve their goals, the majority of Rasta musicians use their art to wake people up.
Beyond the fact that they can use wealth and fame for humanitarian purposes, they aren’t concerned with anything vain or ego-centric. They can help those who are suffering if they have extra money to give, and they can raise the world’s awareness of issues that matter with a higher level of fame. It isn’t about feeding the ego, but about waking up a world of sleepy people.
They see music, writing and other forms of creativity as the perfect way to do this, and the moving, uplifting melodies that come with the socially and spiritually conscious lyrics inspire not only them, but people of various faiths and cultures.
2. Rastas are passionate about healthful eating
Most people probably don’t know that Rastas only eat healthy, natural foods that come organically from the earth. In their eyes, artificial food and food that’s grown with pesticides have been tainted by Babylon to create disease (from which our corrupt medical system profits), so they stay away from tainted food while letting the earth, and thus Jah, feed them.
Most Rastas also abstain from meat for obvious reasons, though some consume fish. Reggae legend and pioneer Bob Marley apparently drank fish tea, and his son Ziggy has mentioned in interviews that he eats fish. Beyond fish, Rastas abstain from meat, salt and other things most westerners probably couldn’t live without, and in their place is a variety of fruit, vegetables, nuts and grains (among other healthy things).
3. Rastafari and herb smoking
Arguably the most recognized aspect of Rastafari is the spiritual and ceremonial use of marijuana, which is often called ‘ganja’ or ‘herb’. Like music, Rasta’s don’t take ganja smoking lightly. It isn’t just an intoxicant to them – it’s something that connects them with Jah and gives them divine visions. The consume the herb for meditative purposes – sometimes by smoking it and sometimes by drinking it in tea – and it gives them strength, expands their consciousness and enhances their creativity.
People like Bob Marley might only be known for using cannabis, but they’ve also raised awareness, strived for social justice and genuinely tried to make the world a better place. They’ve been inspired by the herb to share their truth with the world, and their herb smoking is about a lot more than getting high. It has a purpose, and maybe it’s a coincidence that some of the most inspirational, innovative world changers frequently use(d) marijuana.
The Rastas seem to be doing something right, because they have all of the ingredients for a worldwide spiritual revolution. Society might change its stance on cannabis in time, but for now, its users who’ve discovered its true purpose will continue to be stereotyped and persecuted.
4. Rastas believe heaven is on earth
Unlike other spiritual communities, Rastas aren’t waiting to be taken to ‘heaven’ or a higher state of consciousness. They meditate so they can enhance their connection with Jah, but their version of the ‘end times’ doesn’t have as much to do with ascending into a heavenly higher dimension as other belief systems.
Their savior has already returned and passed on, and their salvation will come in the form of a repatriation to Africa. Africa is an important place for most Rastas, and they strive to see the day when Babylon can no longer stop them from returning there and living in harmony with each other, the land and their creator.
I appreciate this about Rastas, because it goes to show that we don’t have to renounce the material world to enjoy a higher state of consciousness. Heaven can be found right here on earth, and we just have to open our eyes to see that it’s been here all along. This world can be just as heavenly as a higher dimension, and it’s humbling to see that the earth has just as much to give.
5. Rastas live consciously and fight corruption
I’ve already detailed some of the ways Rastas live consciously and fight corruption, but the fact that their religion inspires them to do it at all is noteworthy. Sure, every spiritual movement or belief system comes with a certain lifestyle, but Rastafari encourages a progressive lifestyle that’s rooted in love and conscious living.
Rastafari and a conscious lifestyle go hand-in-hand, which is why most Rastas carry themselves with at least a small sense of righteousness. They know they’re living in a way that keeps them healthy and helps them grow, and they feel that it’s their responsibility (and everyone else’s) to expose and bring down the corruption in the world.
I’d imagine there aren’t too many Rastas who deviate from a conscious lifestyle, because it’s become their life. They’re dedicated (or rather, livicated) to treating their bodies right, fighting corruption and raising the world’s awareness, and they have their spirituality to thank for it. They don’t stray from the path, because they’re fully focused on their mission to bring the world into the light.
I also want to mention that Rastas like to change words around to make them more truthful and empowering. You probably noticed the couple examples I gave here, like ‘downpression’ (oppression) and ‘livicate’ (dedicate), and there are plenty more. They’ve also created some of their own phrases, such as the popular “I&I” (which could’ve been around in Jamaica before Rastas gained prominence).
This phrase is meant to communicate unity between peoples of every nation and culture, and it’s one more reason to appreciate Rasta culture.
Rastas are more interested in bringing people together than separating us based on our external differences, and their invention of unique phrases reflects this. You only need to listen to music that comes from Rastas to hear more examples, and again, the idea is to make the words more empowering and reflective of the truth.
The Rasta way of life has been persecuted and stereotyped since its inception, but Rastas have a lot of positive things to offer the world and I think we should hear them out instead of denouncing or rejecting them. We don’t have to believe their philosophy 100% to get something out of what they’re doing, and a Bob Marley record can seriously enlighten you if you have ears to hear what he’s saying.
The same can be said about almost any Rasta musician, and the Rasta community is one of the most active and aware out there. The world benefits greatly from the truth they put out there, and thanks to all the great pioneers who introduced Rastafari to the world, we don’t have to go very far to find this truth. It’s all around, being preached by millions of dedicated world-changers (some of whom are Rasta), and we can all take part in the fun.
About the Author
Wes Annac is the author of The Culture of Awareness. The Culture of Awareness features daily spiritual and alternative news, as well as original articles and more. Its purpose is to awaken and uplift by providing material that’s spiritually inspired and/or related to the fall of the planetary elite and our entrance into a positive future.
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Phillip Schneider, Contributor
A new study from the Journal of Psychopharmacology has found that taking psychedelic drugs does not result in impairment of mental health or an increased risk of depression. From the three drugs that were involved (Lysergic Acid Diethylamide or LSD, Psilocybin and Mescaline), the study declared that there are ‘no significant associations between lifetime use of psychedelics and increased likelihood of past year serious psychological distress, mental health treatment, suicidal thoughts, suicidal plans and suicide attempt, depression and anxiety.’
People who experiment with psilocybin “report it as one of the most profound experiences they’ve had in their lives, even comparing it to the birth of their children.” [Source]
We’ve known for several years now that the psychedelic compound psilocybin found in certain types of mushrooms can cause beneficial personality changes in an individual resulting in a more open personality, which is associated with imagination, art, feelings and general ‘broad-mindedness’. This study was conducted at the John Hopkins University of Medicine in Baltimore and found that even as little as one mushroom can cause these positive personality changes for up to a year. It is noteworthy to say that openness is also associated with larger successes in life, according to psychedelic researcher and scientist Dr. Robin Carhart Harris.
“Psychedelics often elicit deeply personally and spiritually meaningful experiences and sustained beneficial effects.” [Source]
The end of the abstract for the study published by the Journal of Phychoparmacology concludes that,“Overall, it is difficult to see how prohibition of psychedelics can be justified as a public health measure.”, alluding to the failed – and in this case pointless – drug war that begin during Richard Nixon’s tenure President of the United States. This study alludes to the fact that the war on drugs is losing its meaning in the face of overwhelming scientific evidence that disproves the propaganda line that these substances are dangerous, as it has already with cannabis. The study also highlights psychedelics as non-addictive and ‘extremely’ unlikely to cause ‘serious adverse events’.
The results of this study are likely no surprise to many, because the idea that taking psychedelic drugs results in mental instability is preposterous. Research on psychedelics has only recently started up again after a multi-decade hiatus under the dictate that this research is unsafe to conduct. This assertion is being contradicted by a growing body of evidence that psychedelics do not cause serious problems like we’ve been told, and now psychedelics are slowly becoming the new mainstream area of research into mental health.
Would try psychedelics as a form of intentional therapy if it we’re legal and safely available?
About the Author
Phillip Schneider is a contributing author to Waking Times.
Sigmund Fraud, Staff
One of the most telling ironies of modern life is that we hardly consider the similarities between the caged lives of the cattle, chicken and pigs we eat, and our own lives in the matrix, where a rat race of traps, mazes, corrals and fences keeps us from our true purpose. The plan to capture the conscious and subconscious minds of the masses, and mold them into robotic, obedient and impressionable commodities is nearly complete, and it is up to you to free your own mind and wake up before it is too late.
“Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery. None but ourselves can free our minds.” – Bob Marley
Escape is possible, but you must first confront the reality of the present situation to understand the possibilities for exit. Understanding the cage is the key to exiting the cage. For that end, here are 6 must-read books that will help you to sift through the programs, illusions and control mechanisms that are employed to steal your individuality and your future.
“Coexistence on this tightly knit earth should be viewed as an existence not only without wars… but also without [the government] telling us how to live, what to say, what to think, what to know, and what not to know.” ~ Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Without strict institutional education there is no way that people can ever become functioning members of the matrix. Children must be indoctrinated, sent to corporate trainee boot camp, which is public school. How else can you turn a free spirit into a corporate worker bee, submissive to clocks, countless managers, monotony, uniformity and routine? The education system is designed to train us to devote our lives to the corporate model.
In The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America, author Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt, who served as the Senior Policy Advisor in the Office of Educational Research and Improvement, U.S. Department of Education, reveals the truth about how American social engineers have systematically gone about destroying the intellect of millions of American children for the purpose of transforming American culture according to the interests of statists and industrialists.
The book exposes how social engineers capitalize on deliberately created education “crises” to move their agenda forward, offering pre-planned radical political reforms that are sold to the public as a fix, while in fact the reforms only set the stage for the next crisis and next set of reforms. In the book, Iserbyt also documents the gradual transformation of our once academically successful education system into one devoted to training children to become compliant human resources to be used by government and industry as defacto robots and slaves.
Government creates and enforces laws, regulations and policies with the endgame of subjecting as many people as possible to their control system. It unfairly benefits those with power and wealth, and makes life difficult for the rest of us. This has always been, and always will be the case. In the pre-democratic era it was easier to recognize who had power, but the genius of massive democratic states are the layers upon layers of corporatocracy and special interests, which so brilliantly conceal the identities of those who really manage the massive apparatus of government. Some call it the Deep State.
In the book The Shadows of Power, author James Perloff exposes the hidden oligarchy of the United States by documenting the links between many of our nations most powerful people and the organizations and think-tanks that wield considerable influence on government. Perloff exposes how the US Council on Foreign Relations was started in 1921 as a front organization for J.P. Morgan and Company to help recruit loyal implants into important positions in government. This book introduces you to the behind the scenes world of how the US government’s elected and non-elected officials maintain severe conflicts of interest without being censured.
READ: Former Presidents Warn About the “Invisible Government” Running the United States
Another controversial book that may change how you look at American and global politics is None Dare Call It Conspiracy by Gary Allen. It details how the cabal of globalists has hijacked the US government through organizations such as the Trilateral Commission and the Bilderberg Group, and how these groups function under the guise of increased cooperation among nations, when in reality their founders seek to create a new world order under their rule while keeping the rest enslaved to the matrix.
Both of these books are already considered classics of American anti-statist literature and will open your eyes in big ways as to how the government has been engineered to work against us.
Patriotism is a completely artificial mechanism of social control. From infancy, people are taught to worship paraphernalia of the state, such as flags, voter ID cards, licenses and permits, etc, and to give deference to government officials, especially those in high offices like the revered President, the titular figure-head of a weaponized government.
Ralph W. McGehee, a man who dedicated 25 years of his life to fighting the Cold War as part of the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) explores this. In his book Deadly Deceits, McGehee reveals how he discovered that the CIA’s work was often based on deceit and wholesale manipulation of the truth. He discloses how the CIA collaborates with the Office of the US President to fabricate “facts” that support government and agency agendas and steer public opinion.
After reading this book, you might realize that what you identify as “democracy” and “freedom” is a direct product of behind-the-scenes efforts of CIA propaganda experts, a crafted illusion that gives government and the military industrial complex a blank check to forever wage the Orwellian Permanent War.
It’s easy to get caught up in the circus, lost in the meaninglessness and false reality of consumerism, but there is much more to our reality than we can typically perceive, and the spirit can be awakened in many ways other than mass-produced religion. An understanding of consciousness awakens a sense of wonder and imagination, which are the first qualities that are stamped out of children in grade school.
In the book A Brief History of Everything, author and philosopher Ken Wilber pulls together a remarkable explanation of human consciousness by examining an impressive span of the world’s religions and spiritual movements, philosophical movements and scientific theory. It describes humanity’s spiritual evolution and our dominant conceptual concerns regarding spirituality: East and West, ancient and modern, individual and collective, physical and metaphysical.
His work examines the notions of self-impulsiveness, interconnection, spirituality and empathy showing how the major theories of biological, psychological, cognitive and spiritual development all connect and describe different forks of the same path, offering a map of consciousness that makes sense of the psyche’s role in crafting reality.
Money is the most brilliant accomplishment of the controllers. Billions of people spend most of their waking lives either acquiring it or spending it, without ever understanding where it comes from, where it goes, who makes it, and how much it costs. While others can literally create it with the push of a button. We grow up believing that we need money for every human activity, from eating and drinking, to clothing oneself, to making friends, etc. Building a world where people have no choice but to use privately owned money is the most sophisticated form of slavery yet devised.
In the book The Creature from Jekyll Island, G. Edward Griffin reveals the secrets behind the grand illusion called money. This book will profoundly change your world view as it exposes the most blatant scam of all history: the Federal Reserve and its system of fiat currency. It also covers how money influences wars, boom-bust cycles, inflation, depression, and prosperity. This one is a must read for everyone, and how our money was designed behind closed doors by some of the richest people in the world.
“No one is more of a slave than he who thinks himself free without being so.” ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Emancipation from mental slavery is possible, and books are one of the keys. When the mind develops a pure awareness of what is, it calls the body and spirit into action, freeing us from the matrix.
About the Author
Sigmund Fraud is a survivor of modern psychiatry and a dedicated mental activist. He is a staff writer for WakingTimes.com where he indulges in the possibility of a massive shift towards a more psychologically aware future for humankind. Follow Sigmund on Facebook here.
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V. Susan Ferguson, Contributor
Is the Galactic Center in our Milky Way sending our beloved Earth the healing energies she requires to realign in harmony with Cosmic Law? Chandra X-ray Observatory, Cambridge, Massachusetts and Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Alabama report in Astronomy magazine that the center heart of our galaxy, known as Sagittarius A* has recently shown a ten-fold increase in its flaring.
A new study reveals that Sgr A* has been producing one bright X-ray flare about every 10 days. However, within the past year, there has been a ten-fold increase in the rate of bright flares from Sgr A*, at about one every day. This increase happened soon after the close approach to Sgr A* by a mysterious object called G2. [Source]
What our eyes may perceive as empty sky space is more a crowded densely packed shooting gallery for trillions of highly charged energetic wave particles as rays — a pulsating ocean in the vastness of interplanetary space. Some of us can ‘see’ these energies in the sky above us. The emerging science of space physics reveals the ubiquitous complexities of Cosmic Rays, which are of two types: the Galactic Cosmic Rays, GCRs high energy particles originating outside the solar system, and Solar Energetic Particles, SEPs emitted by the Sun. Galactic Cosmic Rays may originate within or outside the galaxy, thus the energies that come into our heliosphere are from our Sun, the Heart of the Milky Way and beyond.
There are highly complex interactions of particles in the intersteller medium of interplanetary space that travel from the Galactic Core, the Sun and planets to nourish our Earth. Our Earth’s magnetosphere needs these energies, a sort of metaphorical ‘milk’ from the various parts of the Milky Way to feed her magnetically, keep her vital and alive.
“The magnetospheric activity and dynamics require power that is extracted in the interaction between the magnetosphere and the solar wind.” – Dynamic Magnetosphere
This ‘milk’ is comparable to semen for our planet, the electric universe twin polarities that enliven our heliosphere via the various Galactic Cosmic Rays, GCRs the high energy background population incident upon the heliosphere uniformly and isotropically — while in the inner heliosphere, the galactic cosmic radiation is modulated by solar activity; Solar Energetic Particles, SEPs accelerated in solar flares; Energetic Storm Particles, ESPs particles accelerated at interplanetary shocks; and Corotating Interaction Regions, CIRs. [Space Physics/MB Kallenrode].
Universal Cosmic God-Laws
Any true science would reflect the Cosmic Laws that bring the universe into being — God-Laws. There would naturally be a correlation between metaphysical laws that are the eternal substratum of the manifested universe and the physics of the external manifested realms. Any imbalance would inevitably demand a return to harmony. Theoretically, if you know the basic God-Laws, then the various applications of other sciences will fit harmoniously into them. Knowing the one substratum leads you to understand them all, at least in principle.
The metaphysical principles that govern our own inner reality, the mechanics of enlightenment, our spirit or astral body with its seven chakras, the three gunas, the mysteries of five-sense perception, and our eternal interconnectedness to the All, will resonate in harmony with the physical sciences to the degree that these sciences express the Universal Cosmic order, the Laws of God. Any true real science must be founded upon and in complete harmony with primordial metaphysics. Linear thinking is a limitation we need to leave for a more complete inclusive holistic thinking in harmony with Universal Cosmic God-Laws.
Infinitesimal Whirls in the Woven Universe
Bruce Cathie quotes the genius inventor Nicola Tesla from an unpublished article:
“Long ago he (man) recognized that all perceptible matter comes from a primary substance of a tenuity [a rarified state] beyond conception, filling all space, the Akasha or Luminiferous Ether, which is acted upon by the life givingprana or creative force, calling into existence, in never ending cycles, all things and phenomena. The primary substance, thrown into Infinitesimal Whirls of prodigious velocity, becomes gross matter; the Force subsiding, the motion ceases and matter disappears, reverting to the primary substance.”
This statement from Tesla sounds as if it has been taken verbatim from a Sanskrit text! Cathie himself says, “Matter is nothing more than a complex matrix of wave-forms locked together by harmonic resonance.” [‘The Energy Grid’]
Rene Guenon has written extensively about the disconnect in modern times between the primordial metaphysical principles and what he terms the profane sciences: “…most of these sciences, even insofar as they still correspond to some reality, represent no more than simple debased residues of some of the ancient traditional sciences.”
Guenon explains that numbers have lost their real meaning. He states that our contemporaries are ignorant of what number truly is and understand number only its strictly quantitative sense, reducing number to “calculation in the narrowest sense of the word, that is, to a mere collection of more or less artificial procedures, which are in short only valuable with respect to practical applications to which they give rise.” According to Guenon, only geometric form can be legitimately considered to constitute the true body of a number. This is in “accordance with the fact that all ’embodiment’ necessarily implies a ‘spatialization’.” The science that is exclusively quantitative distances itself further and further from reality.
The Inter-Connected Substratum
The Universal Cosmic God-Laws are the substratum of the manifested realms. In other words, the appearance of the solidity of material forms in varying densities rests upon a metaphysics that reflect the eternal harmonics found in primordial God-Laws. This explains why so many theoretical sciences can be seen in the Rig Veda, and also why there are so many varying translations. In my rendering of the Rig Veda, I am able to discern the mechanics of electricity, electromagnetism, plasma physics, and magnetic fusion technology — right along with the inner enlightening esoteric ancient Wisdom-Knowledge in these ancient hymns because of eternal harmonic resonant correspondences between the inner ‘invisible to the five senses’ realms and external apparent manifestations.
Fierce Winds coming from the Heart of our Galaxy
Sagittarius A* is a very compact, highly luminous unresolved radio source that lies at the exact center of our Milky Way Galaxy. “Astronomers are convinced that Sagittarius A* is a single body. It is estimated to be about a million times as massive as the Sun, making it the most massive celestial object in the Galaxy.” A fierce wind of cosmic ray electrons and protons is said to generated by a relatively small region in Sagittarius A*. These winds are rushing outward at speeds close to the speed of light and their “particles emit electromagnetic radiation ranging from low frequency radio emission to high energy gamma ray emission.” [Dr. Paul LaViolette]
LaViolette questions the theory of a black hole being at the center of our galaxy and reports that “all evidence to date suggests that gas is not being drawn toward the Galactic center but is being pushed away, outward. He says that the ancients did not see the Heart of our galaxy as a region of annihilation, but “as one of matter and energy creation, a cosmic wellspring giving birth to all the matter in the Galaxy.”
The World is Spirit Clothed in Sound
The Rishi Dîrghatamas tells us something very similar in the ancient Sanskrit text the Rig Veda:
Rig Veda I.164.28
Rishi Dîrghatamas: Prevailing over everything, plasma clouds are, although silent to our human ears, violent roaring shriek sound — sound that permeates the offspring, the forms created in the heliosphere and beyond. He compares the electric universe mechanism to the blinking of the eyes, an on-off switch.
Rig Veda I.164.29
The stars in the Milky Way, by this silent sound moving, it thundering scattered cries, softly regulated responding sound, that is covered over; resting above it, falling to dust, sprinkles below indeed making mortal man who must die, shine forth with reflection, consciously, becoming, toward a concealed place, the covered sound beaten, revealed.
The Sanskrit word Savitâ expresses the continual expansion of Galactic Cosmic Rays that are generated within the center of every galaxy, every galactic core. These rays carry God-Consciousness, the encoded universal laws, Rta, Satya, Dharma that are the substratum of all manifestation. Rishi Dîrghatamas is invoking these energetic particles, which yield easily everything necessary for splendid life on any planet, from healing bodily forms and plant life, to an expanded consciousness, enlightenment and Oneness with the Creator, to free energy such as electricity and advanced technologies.
For those who have the ears to hear…
Silent sound wave-particle emissions from the Galactic Heart Core are filled with God-Consciousness. Potencies of milky-virile-semen as Wisdom-Knowledge, the silent particles of sound are perpetually, continually in an everlasting timeless eternity sprayed forth, in violence, forced outward in profusions shining glittering, sprinklings of wave particles throughout the galaxies into our heliosphere. Those who within the concealed place in the Heart hear the sound, the silent sound revealed — they Become. The Galactic Cosmic Rays are eternally offering us universal God-Consciousness. Let us be ready!
About the Author
V. Susan Ferguson is the author of Inanna Returns, Inanna Hyper-Luminal; her own commentary on the Bhagavad Gita and the Shiva Sutras; and Colony Earth & the Rig Veda. Her website is Metaphysical Musing.
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Image Source: http://uribaani.deviantart.com/art/Galactic-Core-151712402
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Alex Pietrowski, Staff
The success of the Guatemalan people in defending their food sovereignty and stopping “Monsanto Law” is an inspiring example that people, when united, can overpower even the largest of corporations.
A new law was passed in Guatemala in June 2015 that would have given exclusivity on patented seeds to a handful of transnational companies such as Monsanto. The opposition brought together a diverse set of people from across the Central American nation. Trade unions and farmers, social movements, women’s organizations and Mayan indigenous people took to the streets outside of the Congress and Constitutional Court in Guatemala City to protest the Monsanto Law and to show their disdain for the role that GMO seeds and their patent holders would now play in Guatemala.
On September 2, a large group of Mayan indigenous people blocked several streets in front of the Congress and demanded the immediate overturn of the law. Coinciding with several court injunctions in order to stop the new law from taking effect, the peaceful protests finally ended on September 4, 2015, after ten days, when the Congress of Guatemala repealed the law.
To the Mayans, who make up about half of the Guatemalan population, ownership of corn seed and the freedom to cultivate their own crops means much more than just food freedom.
“Corn taught us Mayan people about community life and its diversity, because when one cultivates corn one realizes that there is a variety of crops such as herbs and medical plants depending on the corn plant as well. We see that in this coexistence the corn is not selfish, the corn shows us how to resist and how to relate with the surrounding world.” ~ Lolita Chávez, The Mayan People’s Council
Monsanto’s Attack on Food Sovereignty
In many countries, indigenous tribes and rural populations have cultural traditions concerning land cultivation that are deeply rooted in their ancestry. These traditions are often centered around essential staple foods such as corn, which make up a substantial part of the simple diet of rural and indigenous people. Cultivation of food is regarded as a cultural custom and a God-given right. Byreplacing heirloom seeds with patented genetically modified (GM) seeds, this freedom is often lost.
Markets that have been overrun by Monsanto’s GM seeds have suffered near extinction of natural seed and created a great imbalance between local producers and national corporations. For example, in the United States upward of 90% of soybean and corn are now genetically modified, and in Argentina about 90% of soybeans are genetically modified. In Guatemala, where currently about 70% of the population relies on small-scale agricultural activities for their livelihood, this type of threat to natural seed would create tragic consequences.
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Criminalizing Small Farmers
Monsanto spends untold resources suing family farms for patent infringement. Farmers are forbidden from saving patented seeds year to year. Additionally when Monsanto’s GM seeds pollute neighboring farms, Monsanto sues those farms too.
According to information from Food Democracy Now, a grassroots community for sustainable food system, Monsanto’s GMO Roundup Ready soybeans, the world’s leading chemical and biotech seed company, admits to filing 150 lawsuits against America’s family farmers, while settling another 700 out of court for undisclosed amounts.
Farmers in countries where sale of Monsanto’s GM seeds are legal face the same repercussions. The Monsanto Law in Guatemala meant that farmers would not be allowed to grow food from natural seeds. They would have to license patented seeds from transnational companies such as Monsanto, and pay patent fees even if GM seeds got mixed with their natural crop as a result of pollination or wind.
It is very common for international companies to enter and seek control of territories with rich and abundant natural resources, using their money and power to coerce local governments to “remove” any obstacles standing in their way. Monsanto Law was a result of a free trade agreement Guatemala made with the United States, ratified in 2005. The law was approved without the involvement of or counsel from those most affected – the small farmers and the indigenous people who grow their own food, typically corn and beans, for their own consumption. The law would have made criminals of these farmers. It was likely to result in increased food prices and would have increased social conflict between indigenous Mayan people and transnational corporations.
The Mayan people and other Guatemalans clearly did not agree with governmental policy that turned farmers into criminals and favored transnational corporations. They peacefully fought to have Monsanto Law repealed and they won!! Their success is another victory in the global movement to ban GMO crops and retain, or in some places reclaim, control over food sovereignty.
“The fight to preserve collective property of Mayan communities such as vegetable seeds, which historically have served as a source of development and survival for the Mayan civilization, is a way to confront the open doors that the neoliberal governments have widely open in favor of national and transnational corporations that genetically modify and commercialize the feeding of mankind.” ~ Nim Sanik, Maya Kaqchikel from Chimaltenango
About the Author
Alex Pietrowski is an artist and writer concerned with preserving good health and the basic freedom to enjoy a healthy lifestyle. He is a staff writer for WakingTimes.com and Offgrid Outpost, a provider of storable food and emergency kits. Alex is an avid student of Yoga and life.
This article (Indigenous Mayans Win Stunning Repeal of Hated ‘Monsanto Law’) was originally created and published by Waking Times and is published here under a Creative Commons license with attribution to Alex Pietrowski and WakingTimes.com. It may be re-posted freely with proper attribution, author bio, and this copyright statement.
Jon Rappoport, Guest
“Imagination can produce a level of well-being that is bulletproof, in the sense that, no matter what happens in life, there is a back-up, there is something that can be created beyond the current crisis…” (The Magician Awakes, Jon Rappoport)
“When I use the word ‘magic’, I mean everything that can spring from imagination. Not the silly little things. The big things. The launching of entirely new realities that outdistance what this society is producing. And setting a limit on what the individual can imagine and create, and how far he can go, is very much like promoting the idea that every human is ill and should be a medical patient all his life. It’s sheer propaganda that seeks the lowest common denominator, as a sales gimmick. Except in the case of imagination, we’re talking about the future of civilization and human life on the planet—whether it rises or falls, whether the population finally accepts the notion that every person is a victim and there is no way out…” (Notes on Exit From The Matrix, Jon Rappoport)
(To read about Jon’s mega-collection, Exit From The Matrix, click here.)
In the human psyche, from the moment a newborn baby emerges into the light of day, he/she has a desire for magic.
We are told this is an early fetish that fades away as the experience of the world sets in. As maturity evolves. As practical reality is better understood.
In most areas of psychology, sensible adjustment to practical reality is a great prize to be won by the patient. It marks the passage from child to adult. It is hailed as a therapeutic triumph.
In truth, the desire for magic never goes away, and the longer it is buried, the greater the price a person pays.
A vaccine against a disease can mask the visible signs of that disease, but under the surface, the immune system may be carrying on a low-level chronic war against toxic elements of the vaccine. And the effects of the war can manifest in odd forms.
So it is with an inoculation of reality aimed at suppressing magic.
One of the byproducts of the “reality shot” is depression.
The person feels cut off from the very feeling and urge he once considered a hallmark of life. Therefore, chronic sadness. Of course, one explains that sadness in a variety of ways, none of which gets to the heart of the matter.
It is assumed that so-called primitive cultures placed magic front and center simply because “they couldn’t do better.” They didn’t have science, and they couldn’t formulate a “true and rational” religion with a church and monks and collection plate and a European choir and an array of pedophiles.
Historically, the impulse for magic had to be defamed and reduced and discredited. Why? Obviously, because the Westerners who were poking through ancient cultures had already discredited magic in themselves—they had put it on a dusty shelf in a room in a cellar beyond the reach of their own memory. But they couldn’t leave it alone. They had to keep worrying it, scratching it, and so they journeyed thousands of miles to find it somewhere else—and then they scoffed at it and tried to crush it.
And we wonder why, under the banner of organized religion, there has been so much killing. At a deep level, the adherents know they’ve sold their souls and they’re depressed, angry, resentful, remorseful, and they want to assuage and expiate their guilt through violence.
But the urge for magic is forever.
And yet the charade goes on. While paying homage and lip service to ordinary practical reality seasoned with a bit of fairy-tale organized religion, people actually want to change reality, they want to reveal their latent power, they want to create realities that, by conventional standards, are deemed impossible.
They want to find and use their own magic.
In our modern culture, we’re taught that everything is learned as a system. That, you could say, is the underlying assumption of education. It has far-reaching consequences. It leads to the systematizing of the mind. The mind is shaped to accommodate this premise.
“If I want to know something, I have to learn it. Somebody has to teach it to me. They will teach it as a system. I will learn the system. I will elevate the very notion of systems. Everything will be a system.”
In the long run, that gets you a lump of coal in a sock, a spiritual cardboard box to live in.
The intellectual enrolls at Harvard, he studies anthropology for six years, he flies to a jungle in South America, he digs up remnants of a lost culture, he infers they performed arcane ceremonies six times a week, he writes monographs—and he concludes they were a very picturesque society with fascinating customs and totems, and their brand of magic can best be understood as an inevitable consequence of their matriarchal organization, which itself was an accommodation to rainfall levels.
Back home, the anthropologist takes two Paxil and goes off to teach a class on the meaning of ancient eyebrow trimming in Tierra del Fuego.
Systems are wonderful things. They produce results. They take us into technological triumphs. They help us become more rational. But when they are overdone, when the mind itself becomes shaped like a system, it reaches a dead-end. Then the mind works against the unquenchable desire for magic. Then society is organized as a tighter and tighter system and turns into a madhouse.
And then people say, “Maybe machines can actually think and choose and decide. Maybe machines are alive. What would happen if we grafted computers on to our brains? It might be wonderful.”
People move in this direction after their own minds have been shaped, like putty, into systems. They don’t see much difference between themselves and machines.
The desire for magic in every individual is squelched. So the first order of business is the restoration of imagination, from which all magic flows. Imagination is sitting there, always ready, waiting.
Imagination is saying, “The mind has been shaped into a system? I can undo that. I can liberate the mind and make it into an adventurous vessel. I can provide untold amounts of new energy.”
Life is waiting for imagination to revolutionize it down to its core.
Since imagination is a wild card that technocrats can’t absorb in their systems, they pretend it a faculty produced by the action of atoms in the brain. They pretend it is a delusion that can be explained by demonstrating, for example, that a machine can turn out paintings. Or poems.
“You see? We don’t need humans to make art. Computers can do just as well. Imagination isn’t mysterious at all.”
Technocracy and transhumanism flow from the concept that the human being is just another machine. And any machine can be made to operate more efficiently.
Meanwhile, imagination waits. It never vanishes. It stands by, just in case an individual decides to live a life that overflows with creative power.
If my work in this area has any organized precedent, it is ancient Tibet where, 1500 years ago, before the priests took over with their interminable spiritual baggage of ritual, practitioners engaged in exercises that engaged imagination to the hilt.
This was not about ultimate worship. This was not about some deep substrate in the Universe that one could plug into, to guide his actions and thought. It was about liberating the individual from all systems. It was about endless creation.
The first teachers of this Way came from India, where they had been pushed out of the academies of orthodox religious instruction. They were rebels. They had offloaded the metaphysical labyrinths of control. They were, in a sense, artists. Artists of reality.
They were brilliant riverboat gamblers, and in Tibet, for a time, they found a home.
They found students who, as now, were tired of the preaching designed to make humans into sophisticated mind-machines.
These people wanted more. They wanted to awaken their own imaginations and exceed the illusory boundaries of one space and one time.
They wanted magic.
Despite every cynical ploy, that desire is still alive.
About the Author
The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free emails at NoMoreFakeNews.comor OutsideTheRealityMachine.
Phillip Schneider, Contributor
Newly surfaced documents add to an already sizable pile of evidence that the U.S. government has been manipulating the weather for many decades.
Just under 750 pages, the document from May of 1978 illustrates just how large the geoengineering, weather-modification cover-up really is. The beginning of the document reads as follows:
“The Federal Government has been involved for over 30 years in a number of aspects of weather modification, through activities of both the Congress and the executive branch. Since 1947, weather modification bills pertaining to research support, operations, policy studies, regulations, liabilities, activity reporting, establishment of panels and committees, and international concerns have been introduced in the Congress. There have been hearings on many of these proposed measures, and oversight hearings have also been conducted on pertinent ongoing programs.”
Although the document clearly states that the Federal Government has been involved in activities that involve weather modification, the general public is still largely unaware that this is even going on. Many still adamantly oppose the idea that this is even possible. If Congress has known about this since at least 1978, why is the public still so clueless about weather modification?
Chemtrails by Any Other Name
Geoengineering is also often referred to as ‘chemtrails‘ and also ‘cloud seeding,’ because geoengineering is most commonly done by seeding the sky with particulate matter. Many independent investigators and whistle-blowers concur that the government is dumping large amounts of aluminum, strontium, barium and even coal ash in the sky in an attempt to manipulate the weather. This has been verified by numerous USDA studies and is discussed in detail in the film,Why In the World Are They Spraying.
Climate Modification Triggers Drought and Flooding
The document goes on to explain how cloud seeding actually can affect weather patterns, thereby affecting the local population of people, plants and animals in a given area:
“There’s no question that during a dry season, cloud seeding aggravates conditions to produce drought, and during a wet cycle, it triggers even more rain and probably floods.”
READ: Massive Global Tree Die-Off Linked to Geoengineering
Furthermore, to explain other implications and real-life situations affected by cloud seeding, an article published by ‘a nationally circulated publication devoted to organic agriculture’ states:
“According to complaints we get, the pattern is still remaining as it did in the early 1960’s. When a thunderstorm appears to the west or is starting to build up, a plane will move in mysteriously out of nowhere, and maybe fly once or twice along the leading edge of the thunderstorm, disappear, and the thunderstorm just practically dissipates.
In a recent article contributed by the Tri-State Natural Weather Association to a nationally circulated publication devoted to organic agriculture, the following evils, supposedly brought on by weather modification, were cataloged:
1. Cloud seeding has been responsible for the great 5-year drought in the Northeast United States.
2. Isolated sections in the Northeast have experienced 18 years of drought due to cloud seeding.
3. Weather disturbances in the South Atlantic [sic] have been eliminated and has reduced [sic] the east coast’s rainfall by 30 percent – rain that is needed if agriculture is to be successful.
4. The average dairy farmer on the east coast, living in an area of cloud seeding, has averaged a net financial loss because of cloud seeding.
5. Crop production losses in Franklin County, Pa., alone have amounted to $50 Million.
6. When effects of seeding wear off, cloudbursts occur, causing floods, destroying crops, buildings, and drowning people as well as livestock.
7. Seeding has been responsible for the serious air pollution problems.
8. Mental retardation and insanity are traceable to cloud seeding chemicals.
9. Poisoning of all living matter is directly related to cloud seeding.
10. Emphysema is three times higher in areas of heavy cloud seeding.
11. Cancer is virulently out of proportion.
12. Financial losses to agriculture and related industries run into the billions.
13. Forest trees as well as cultivated orchards are dying from chemical reactions taking place in the air due to the addition of cloud seeding agents.”
More Evidence of Climate Engineering Cover-Up
This document is only one in a list of many pieces of evidence that reveal the extent of geoengineering. Another resource is the extensive list of patents relating to geoengineering.
It seems that nobody working in the government has any intent to tell us the truth about geoengineering, weather modification or chemtrails, so until the time comes when the government comes clean we’ll have to rely on the work of independent investigators to uncover the truth.
About the Author
Phillip Schneider is a contributing author to Waking Times.
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Makia Freeman, Guest
Activism is what the Earth needs right now especially from conscious individuals, conscious groups and conscious communities. Those who’ve started their awakening process most likely can see that we are living in maya(as the ancient Buddhist teachings tell us), afake world of deception or a giant Matrix. Many have already begun to see that close to everything is fake, from MSM (Mainstream Media) news, to food, to scientific research, to Government itself.
While it is true that to be effective we must address the cause of the problem – the dysfunction of the mind/ego complex inside all of us – it is also true that merely trying to be more spiritual or become enlightened in your own isolated and separate bubble is not going to help the state of the world and alleviate others’ suffering very much. Sure, by focusing on your own enlightenment you can avoid adding to the collective misery and pain, but what is the point of all that enlightenment if you’re not going to do anything with it?
The Enlightened State Recognizes that We Are All One Being
A characteristic of the truly enlightened state is the deep recognition that we are all connected, and that in fact we are literally all one being. Therefore, a natural corollary of becoming more enlightened that you would intuitively feel the urge to help those around you, with whom you are connected by love. How can you truly have inner peace when you look into your brother’s or sister’s eye and see pain and suffering? That is also your pain and suffering, because I am you and you are me.
We are all in this together. Didn’t a great spiritual master of 2000 years ago say that we must forgive our brothers and sisters, and make things right with them, before attempting to enter the temple of God (i.e. go within to feel inner peace)?
Becoming More Conscious = Ending Denial
Becoming more conscious means becoming more integrated and whole. It means accepting things as they are and giving up the constant need to judge and complain. It also means ending denial, for whatever you deny, you push away and refuse to look at. This may be the parts of your personality that you don’t like. It may also be parts of what is happening in the world that are too “heavy”, “intense” or “negative” for you to handle. Yet, it is an energetic truth that whatever you deny or repress only grows stronger. It festers and ferments in the shadows and returns, often in an even worse form, when you least want or expect it. One way or another, you’re going to have to deal with it. Why not do it right now?
Can Truly Conscious People Ignore the Worldwide Conspiracy Around Us?
There is a common belief prevalent among those in spiritual or conscious communities – namely that we should leave activism to others, and that we should not worry about the bad state of the world or focus on it too much, because whatever we focus on we create, and obviously we do not wish to create more pain. While this is true, it is also used as an excuse by many to hide behind denial. Part of the enlightenment process is to confront the dark and transmute it – not to ignore it and hope with wishful thinking that it will just magically go away.
Remember what the most beloved US President of all, JFK, had to say in 1961:
“For we are opposed around the world by a monolithic and ruthless conspiracy that relies on covert means for expanding its sphere of influence – on infiltration instead of invasion, on subversion instead of elections, on intimidation instead of free choice, on guerrillas by night instead of armies by day. It is a system which has conscripted vast human and material resources into the building of a tightly knit, highly efficient machine that combines military, diplomatic, intelligence, economic, scientific and political operations.
Its preparations are concealed, not published. Its mistakes are buried, not headlined. Its dissenters are silenced, not praised. No expenditure is questioned, no rumor is printed, no secret is revealed.”
It is an open secret that JFK was killed not by Lee Harvey Oswald by rather by this close-knit group of powerful individuals who felt very threatened by his desire to end secrecy and expose the conspiracy to light. JFK was assassinated 52 years ago. Have we gotten past our denial and apathy, and gotten any closer to integrating this dark side of our world? Have we confronted the truth that wealthy bankers, businessmen and military-intelligence heads run the Government, not politicians? Have we educated ourselves enough to see through the web of lies being spun by the MSM? Or have we pushed it all to the recesses of our consciousness and thought “someone else can deal with it”? Are you conscious enough to deal with the reality of what is happening on planet Earth?
Activism: Enlightened Action is the Complementary Outflow of the Enlightened State
Yes, we must take care of our inner state before we can hope to change the outer state (our society) for the better. However, what the world really needs right now is activism – enlightened action from an enlightened state. We need people to stand for peace and, with activism, challenge the war-loving governments of the world. We need people to stand for justice and, with activism, speak up against ongoing 21st century genocide (as the Zionist regime of Israel is doing to the Palestinians). We need people to stand for clean food by educating themselves about the dangers of GMOs and, with activism, demanding chemical-free food. We need people to stand for sovereignty and human rights in the face of corrupt courts that are happy to take away your freedom to make it easier for corporations and politicians to rule over you.
And so, I put out a call to all people on the conscious road: make activism part of your spiritual path. The joy you will feel from making the world a better place, of making a real difference, will be profound. Remember the vow of the Bodhisattva: to attain complete enlightenment for the sake of all sentient beings. We need to translate the divine inner peace of our inner states to the concrete action of activism in the outer world to end suffering.
About the Author
Makia Freeman is the editor of alternative news / independent media site The Freedom Articles and senior researcher at ToolsForFreedom.com, writing on many aspects of truth and freedom, from exposing aspects of the global conspiracy to suggesting solutions for how humanity can create a new system of peace and abundance.
**This article was originally featured at The Freedom Articles.**
Leif Davenport, Staff
Psychology research has shown the power of body language to influence the mind. It can be used to convey messages which seriously impact a person’s perception, ideas and beliefs. Is it surprising then, that world leaders have been briefed to use this knowledge to promote their agendas and manipulate public responses to their public appearances?
While some cultural differences can be observed, many types of body language and hand gestures are universal. For example, crossing your arms creates the impression that you are “closed off,” or defensive, while opening your arms up shows a willingness to listen with a positive attitude.
Body language naturally occurs without thinking about it, and there are thousands of tiny cues which can convey a broad range of emotions. For any knowing spectator watching these cues, they help to build a picture of the speaker’s intent. Are they trustworthy or hiding something? What are they thinking and what do they want from me? Etc. Most of this occurs in a person’s sub-conscious mind at a level where they have no conscious awareness of it, and yet a person’s body language and outward gestures can have an enormous impact on how they are perceived.
Con artists, for example, learn to use body language to make people trust them. They manufacture all of the physical cues they know will present an image of honesty, and even authority. This is where knowledge of body language can be used to defraud people, using a person’s sense of trust against them. Worse still, is the implication that world leaders armed with this knowledge deliberately alter their body language to manipulate public opinion.
Talk to the Hand
Take a look at the three photos above, as they have a couple of things in common. The first is that they are, or were, world leaders (US presidents to be precise), some of the most powerful individuals in the world. The second similarity is that they are all deliberately using the same hand signal when speaking – a closed fist with the thumb pointing outwards, which is an emphatic gesture that helps to assert a point without being over-dominating.
A coincidence? No, the reason that many politicians use the same hand gestures is because they have been briefed by advisors on how to manipulate an audience with body language, as have many leading politicians throughout the world. Pointing a finger at someone and punctuating each assertion with vigorous hand movements is naturally received as a confrontational overture. World leaders wish to appear reasonable, even when they may not be, and therefore practice the appropriate accompanying hand gesture while rehearsing speeches and public appearances. Any signals that can make the audience feel threatened or defensive are avoided unless the situation demands such an authoritative presence.
What about just keeping your hands by your side while giving a speech? No, that won’t work either. People do not talk with their hands by their sides, and this would seem “off” and most unusual. With this closed fist and pointed thumb, however, a leader can appear authoritative without being confrontational, all the while manipulating viewers into feeling they are dealing with a reasonable person, when in fact they may be dealing with a sociopath.
In the following examples, open-handed gestures are aimed at crafting the perception that the public figure is welcoming, positive, and trustworthy.
This is merely the tip of the iceberg, and in addition to hand gestures, all manner of subtle body cues are used to assert psychological control over unwitting observers. As reported in Forbes, today’s leaders are being coached to ensure that their body language matches, or is “congruent” with, what they are saying. These gestures are most potent when delivered by the hands.
For example, when a speaker positions their hands palms up, they appear to be pleading and benign. When their palms are face down they are perceived as being more aggressive or authoritative. By simply alternating between these two gestures at key moments during speeches and interviews, a leader can affect the sub-conscious impression viewers have, dramatically affecting support for their cause or position.
These principals are described in greater detail by Psychology Professor Allan Pease, in the video below.
Coaching Leaders to Control Hearts & Minds
An entire industry has developed around teaching powerful individuals how to control opinion via body language and hand gesturing, and it isn’t just those who teach the effectiveness of body language who are reaping the rewards. The Pentagon has spent $300,000 every year since 2009 analyzing the body language of various world leaders, including Russian president Vladimir Putin. This, in itself, is an acknowledgement of how powerful body language is, and how important it can be in conveying messages. The military is using these observations to “get inside the mind” of various leaders, especially those they cannot have direct diplomatic ties with.
More than this, body language is being used as a technique to shape opinions across the globe. Regardless of your political persuasion, being aware of how our leaders use psychology against us is key to understading the true intent of their message.
About the Author
Leif Davenport is an activist and writer from Scotland, as well as a staff writer for Waking Times.
– http://healthvermont.gov/family/toolkit/tools\F-6 Cultural Differences in Nonverbal Communic.pdf
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Phillip J. Watt, Contributor
It’s been a wild couple of months in economics and geopolitics. We’ve seen chess moves that have changed the dynamics in global power for the positive of humanity, as well as those which are only barely maintaining the status structure.
It’s definitely reaching a do-or-die state of affairs for all involved.
As a contextual overview, there is a shadow war taking place. A western cabal, driven primarily by US and Israeli forces, have been in power for dozens of decades (you can read about it in depth here, as well as some but not all of the most powerful families here). Fortunately though, they are slowing losing grip on their monopoly of control.
There are many names for this power structure, including the deep state, cabal, globalists, elitists, banksters, Zionists and Illuminati, to name but a few. This elite cabal serve to destroy that which doesn’t align with their interests, which as you may have guessed is chaos. In addition, they might still have a successful psy-op campaign on the masses which is inducing some people further into their coma, yet this is disintegrating fast as they no longer dictate the perspective of alternative thinkers.
The reality is more and more truthseekers are breaking free.
They have so many names because they have so many fingers in so many pies, so it must be made clear that they’re the ones primarily controlling certain governmental action (including US national and foreign policy), the matrix-media and a high proportion of the global economic central and private banking systems.
They have many other layers and factions too. There are secret societies, corporate arms, patents on technological advances, legal mechanisms and political power, as well as a wealth of minions that blindly do their bidding. If only these puppets realized that obeying their perceived masters is at the long-term expense of both themselves and their families, they would stand up and be counted as those who oppose the bloody take-over of our planet.
That leads to the main goal of the cabal; global governance. Once they solidify an overarching legal, social, psychological and even spiritual framework for the worlds people, then their power will be untouchable. They will live on as ‘the men that united the world’, however the truth that wouldn’t reach the history books is that they desecrated, devalued and demonized so much of the cultural and natural wisdom that permeates humanity’s heart.
They are being challenged though. There are alliances that have formed between power brokers from both the West and East. This alliance, which I will call the Western-Eastern Development (WED), is the group engaged in a shadow war with the banksters. At times they are engaged directly, such as the fiasco of the Middle East, and at others indirectly, such as through the creation of new economic structures.
The WEDs are a force of some Eastern power brokers, as well as many people and interest groups in the West who are opposed to the Zionist and New World Order agendas. You can read a fantastic breakdown of some of their recent chess moves here and here.
Of course the new occupation of Syria by the Russian and soon-to-arrive Chinese military is a direct ‘fuck you’ to the cabal. After all, IS was funded and weaponized by them to oust Assad so that economic and political control could be further instituted throughout the Middle East. With a union formed there they hoped that the European and American unions, along with certain Eastern sell-outs, could combine for the successful implementation of a global governance.
Yet the tables appear to turning which is highly influenced by the energetic and consciousness shifts happening in our era. This may lead them to even more extreme measures, such as a false flag event which leads to WWIII with Russia, China, Iran and their affiliates. On the other hand, their next move might be an orchestrated global economic meltdown so that agreements such as the TPP, TiSA and TTIP, as well as the UN’s ‘The 2030 Agenda’, could come into instant, dramatic and full-blown effect.
It must be recognized at this point that the UN was created by these shadow puppeteers and that these trade agreements are designed as precursors to a one world government. For an objective critique of the trade agreements, read here, and for the UN agenda, read here.
Furthermore, the stories that the sleeping masses are told, and even our so-called leaders, are full of lies, manipulation and propaganda. We cannot afford to fall for this as a society any longer, otherwise we will continue to be complicit in an agenda that serves to immortalize the blood lines of these mentally ill people, at the expense of human culture, livelihood, health and life itself.
Now of course no power structure is free of corruption and greed, so the WEDs will need appropriate investigation too. Ideally it would be great if they all just came clean and was transparent with the masses so we could work out a team plan. But given the current players have shown what they’re truly worth, it\s clear that they’re not the world leaders we need for an inclusive, honorable, healthy, progressive, equal and united global culture.
The vast majority of people just want love and peace. We need a progressive economy in which nobody slips through an intelligently and morally designed safety net. The environment should be cared for in sustainable ways. We also need a value system that will encourage the true virtues to manifest including cooperating, rather than competing with each other.
Ultimately, the global power dance is in full swing. With a faltering global economy, geopolitical challenges, the WED alliance and the droves of truthseekers waking up, the ivory tower need a new plan. If sense prevails, they’ll work with us to implement a transparent and truly just system for all of humanity’s future, however given their track record, its doubtful they’ll see the light.
Never say never, though.
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Zen Gardner, Guest
There couldn’t be a more pertinent backdrop to this article than the soci0-religious marriage taking place on the world stage right now. The Jesuit Pope endorsing these global social engineering programs disguised as caring for an ailing planet is a perfect example of mass manipulation using religious mindsets and attachments is a clear demonstration of what is being perpetrated on mind-numbed humanity.
If only people woke up from this and similar programming we would have a different world overnight.
Sadly, most operate from preconceived, purposely placed paradigms and can’t see the forest through the trees, to put it lightly. Taking what they’re handed at face value is perhaps humanity’s biggest weakness, much like hungry, penned in animals heading to the feed trough for whatever is being offered.
There are very powerful dynamics behind religious belief systems. And they’re not nice. As is the case with all controlling influences, they’re designed to subserviate, subjugate and control, with the appearance of being oh so benign. All with very serious consequences; socially, psychologically and spiritually, cleverly designed to fulfill a hidden agenda.
So let’s look at some of these devious disempowering dynamics and where they’re taking us.
The New Dark Age – Retreat to an Archaic Revival
Dark ages have repeated themselves throughout history. We’re in just such a potential collapse, as disturbing at it may seem, albeit an altogether avoidable one. The Greek dark age is little known but one such example.
On a so-called modern geopolitical scale this excerpt aptly summarizes the current sociopolitical condition:
Fear, exploited and unchecked, triggers a deep, “rational” insanity. We’re driving ourselves into a new Dark Age.
The driving force is institutional: government, the mainstream media, the military-industrial economy. These entities are converging in a lockstep, armed obsession over various enemies of the status quo in which they hold enormous power; and this obsession is devolving public consciousness into a permanent fight-or-flight mentality. Instead of dealing with real, complex social issues with compassion and intelligence, our major institutions seem to be fortifying themselves – with ever-increasing futility – against their imagined demons. (Source)
On a parallel plane of understanding, there is this perspective as stated by Terrence McKenna who often spoke about an archaic revival of a coming dark age:
These things are all part of the New Age, but I have abandoned that term in favor of what I call the Archaic Revival—which places it all in a better historical perspective. When a culture loses its bearing, the traditional response is to go back in history to find the previous “anchoring model.” An example of this would be the breakup of the medieval world at the time of the Renaissance. They had lost their compass, so they went back to Greek and Roman models and created classicism—Roman law, Greek aesthetics, and so on. [emphasis added] ~ Terence McKenna (Source)
Both of the source links cited above are worth serious perusal.
The Willing Subjects of the Penitent Mass Mind
So let’s look at some of these devious disempowering dynamics that are attempting to take us to a new age of directed, reduced enlightenment.
When the religious aspect is interjected or amplified upon the human mindscape we see very powerful dynamics at play. These very tools are used to manipulate humanity into the willing accomplice in such a retreat to this “archaic revival”. These are some of the mechanisms at play.
“I am not worthy” cries the subservient religious practitioner, no matter what carefully contrived religion it is. The abdication of self, sovereignty and rationale, all for a pittance of acceptance and justification for even living at all is the basis for all abusive religions.
How humanity has been decimated by looking outside for help via forms of external authority. A very “captivating” concept and great way to excuse oneself from responsibility in the bargain.
“Please accept me, oh great Being from beyond” cries the abdicating pawn. I know, I’ve been there, as have so many in one form or another if they’re honest. Religious affinity befalls sadly abused, programmed and misdirected souls who are longing for meaning and acceptance. It’s the most susceptible of emotions, being very cleverly locked into the natural human hunger for spirituality, but so very cleverly manipulated by “smarter” entities of all sorts.
This is an amazing topic as religion and belief systems are the most powerful of all control devices. Even the Gnostic teachings say that of all the Archontic devices leveled against humanity, religion is by far the most powerful. I heartily concur from all I’ve learned up to this point.
The Guilt Trap – Just Another Form of Fear Subservience
The guilt aspect is surreal, but basically the religiously blind-folded human wants to earn their way to forgiveness since that’s the playing field they’ve been presented with. It’s a “pull your self up by the bootstraps” kind of completely mindless, unsolvable conundrum that ensnares more than any other control device. And all according to whom? And what?
Just think about the idea that we were “born into sin”. What greater defenseless, innate bondage can you have?
This is very easy to use on less conscious humans. If you know anything about historical trends and the background of religion this is as obvious as rain. Sadly we put this type of dynamic and its many ramifications bringing dis-enlightenment into a carefully distanced “historical context”. As a result epochs like the dark ages are “way back when”, safely tucked away in the musty annals of times gone by, with people not realizing they themselves may indeed now be in the midst of a clever “darkening of the truth” while what they’re being directed into appearing to be the light of a brighter day.
In fact we’ve been entering quickly into a new dark age for decades, and all by design. Despite any kind of information explosion or not, people just don’t see it for what it is in the socially engineered world closing in around them.
Judging what you’re going through by what’s going on around you is akin to abject lunacy.
It’s the mindset of dependency that’s killing the inhabitants of this planet. Looking to others, “powers that be”, “authorities”, “saviors”, “great forces from beyond”, “celebrity icons”, “politicians” and profoundly including “technology”, or better said “technocracy”, one of the very real driving forces of the new age of darkness.
But even more so is the overarching religious aspect of the would be new order of world control, much as in ages past. We just lack the true historical perspective, which again has been blacked out by design. It seems unthinkable that another inquisition could ever happen on planet earth, yet we are in the throes of just such a draconian mind, soul and spirit crackdown and on a scale never before seen.
The Sad State of Affairs
People tend to succumb to the latest trend du jour. Whatever it may be, historically as well as in the current social context, we can see that the majority of humanity is going along with whatever is thrown at them. Why? Because it’s sold to them without apparent recourse. It’s done very cleverly but with distinct determination, waging this campaign to accomplish a desired result. Not difficult in such a massively media controlled whirled, yet cleverly masked from the unawakened.
This is why true information and being well informed and independently researching anything and everything is so, so important.
Our current situation is uniquely unique. We’re at a very profound crossroads in history yet the majority of our world’s populace isn’t fully understanding it and are clearly on the defensive. Not a good place to be for anyone. My point here is that the underLIEing influence is largely religious, as well as occultly spiritual programming, and something to be astutely aware of and to be broken free from.
The Globalist Mindset – Subdue At Any Cost
We’re being maneuvered into a new religious paradigm. Ever so slowly, and ever so slyly. The spiritual aspirations of mankind must be harnessed and channeled to support their intended agenda. This is why the rope a dope Pope is integral to all of this. Without spiritual endorsement they cannot nearly have the sway they intend to have. And there will be other such spiritual “voices”, guaranteed.
It’s all by design, and anyone could have seen this coming even without binoculars.
We’re being taken back to another dark age, one of massive totalitarian control with subservient masses, but they know they have to sell it as well as enforce it to get to that stage. We’re seeing the obvious dumbing down of humanity and its weakening and subjugation, but the final stage is so draconian it needs a massive marketing ploy, such as this hyperactive Jesuit Pope and all the media hype and concurrent entertainment and UN propaganda support, while they press ever harder on the unwitting masses’ minds and hearts.
While espousing Luciferian “light” they bring darkness. While proclaiming unity and prosperity they bring subjugation. It’s about time people woke up to their agenda.
In a chilling document well worth reading about the social engineering of the 60’s and the long term agenda to bring humanity into a stupefied state of darkness there is this ominous excerpt:
The purpose [of the psychedelic movement] was to establish a neo-feudalism by the debasing of the intellectual abilities of young people to make them as easy to control as the serfs of the Dark Ages. One accurate term used for the individuals who were victims of this debasing was “Deadhead,” which is an equivocation for a “dead mind” or “a drugged, thoughtless person”.
Aldous Huxley predicted that drugs would one day become a humane alternative to “flogging” for rulers wishing to control “recalcitrant subjects.” He wrote in a letter to his former student George Orwell in 1949:
But now psycho-analysis is being combined with hypnosis; and hypnosis has been made easy and indefinitely extensible through the use of barbiturates, which induce a hypnoid and suggestible state in even the most recalcitrant subjects.
Within the next generation I believe that the world’s rulers will discover that infant conditioning and narco-hypnosis are more efficient, as instruments of government, than clubs and prisons, and that the lust for power can be just as completely satisfied by suggesting people into loving their servitude as by flogging and kicking them into obedience.
~ Aldous Huxley
Despite all we’re up against I’ll wrap this up with one final point. That any thinking being on this planet can put up with all of this and not be screaming from the rooftops about what is truly going on escapes me.
I honestly wonder, who stole humanity’s guts? Where’s the courage to speak out and do everything they can to fight this insanity? Why don’t people make their lives a statement to the truth they’ve learned?
It befuddles me. But I’m not giving up, nor are many others.
Be it slickly sold religious claptrap, media insanity, geopolitical maneuvers or whatever, amongst the awakened our sails are set.
I hope yours is too. Meet you at the sunset. Or is it sunrise? Or both!
Fight on in love and truth… and beware the darkness disguised as light.
Terence Newton, Staff
Last week the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) successfully completed a experiment with a suborbital, or sounding, rocket aimed at testing out new technologies before integrating them into other projects. The suborbital flight on October 7th was launched from the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia on the Eastern seaboard of the United States, testing a ‘modified Black Brant sounding rocket motor, launch vehicle and spacecraft systems and sub-payload ejection technologies.’ 
Interesting enough, but during the test they released a number of vapor clouds into the atmosphere, releasing a mixture of chemicals that are well-known to those who are closely examining the growing problem of geoengineering and chemtrails. The skies over this area were alight in strange celestial clouds colorized by high-altitude discharges of barium and strontium.
“During the test of the deployment system for the vapor clouds, four sub-payloads with mixtures of barium and strontium will be ejected from the main payload and the vapor will be deployed while the payload is descending. The test also will include the release of vapor from two systems on the main payload during the descent portion of the flight.
The ejected sub-payloads will release the vapor at about 130 miles above the Earth. The main payload releases will occur at an altitude around 118 miles.
The barium-strontium mixture produces a cloud with a mixture of blue-green and red color. The blue-green part is neutral, i.e. not charged. Strontium is used to enhance the visibility of the neutral flow.” 
Barium and strontium, along with aluminum, are the 3 of the most commonly used chemical agents in atmospheric geongineering projects, which have been used by the US government in weather modification projects since the 1950’s.
READ: Aluminum, Barium & Strontium: the New Manhattan Chemtrail Project
This recent experiment proves once again that NASA and the US governments do in fact use atmospheric spraying of toxic cheicals for various research and experimentation purposes, although who really knows what they’re up to?
Take a look at this breakdown of the events by Dahboo7:
Recently other mysterious anomalies have been occurring in the skies around the planet including giant twin beams of light eminating from the earth. Additionally, a recent NASA feed of the ISS (International Space Station) was cut short when to massive pillars of light were seen, apparently directed toward the planet from the ISS.
Take a look at images from the feed, here:
If you’re not convinced that the government and their corporate partners are dumping toxic chemicals on us from above and using the planet and its inhabitants as guinea pigs to experiment on, then take a look at some of the present research into the matter, including this Congressional statement by Dr. Rosalind Peterson. The mainstream media is dong everything it can to ridicule and discredit independent researchers like Dane Wigginton of GeongineeringWatch.org, who is publicly linking the California drought and the massive die-off of trees and plants to chemtrail and geoengineering programs.
Behind the scenes, though, the government continues to spend our money on secretive projects and experimental technologies, and the health of our environment is degrading rapidly.
About the Author
Terence Newton is a staff writer for WakingTimes.com, interested primarily with issues related to science, the human mind, and human consciousness.
 – NASA
This article (NASA Takes Chemtrail Spraying Program to Outer Space) was originally created and published by Waking Times and is published here under a Creative Commons license with attribution to Terence Newton and WakingTimes.com. It may be re-posted freely with proper attribution, author bio, and this copyright statement.
Marco Torres, Prevent Disease
As cannabis becomes more integrated within mainstream culture, millions are becoming more educated on the many benefits of THC and cannabinoids. Not only does cannabis consumption lower insulin resistance, but it also improves fasting insulin and facilitates metabolic function. More athletes and even those engaged in moderate recreational fitness have incredible benefits from daily consumption of the once demonized plant.
Coupled with the pain-relieving effects of both plant and human-derived cannabinoids, cannabis and exercise seem to go hand in hand if you’re looking to improve your physical health.
Insulin is a hormone made by the pancreas that allows your body to use sugar (glucose) from carbohydrates in the food that you eat for energy or to store glucose for future use. Insulin helps keeps your blood sugar level from getting too high or too low. If you consume a meal which make blood glucose levels rise quickly, insulin secretion often overshoots to compensate and the excess is stored as fat. If you have too much unused glucose in your cells, you will gain weight. If your body isn’t handling insulin properly, you may also gain weight.
A study published in the American Journal of Medicine has found that regular cannabis consumers have fasting insulin (insulin in your body before eating) levels 16% lower than non-consumers. The study also found that cannabis consumers had 17% lower insulin resistance levels and lower average waist circumferences. The researchers concluded that there were significant associations between marijuana use and smaller waist circumferences.
Some athletes swear by using marijuana or its isolated active ingredients, such as delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) asperformance-enhancing drugs, saying these substances ease anxiety and increase pain threshold so that they can push themselves during workouts.
Men’s Journal interviewed elite triathlete Clifford Drusinsky, a Colorado gym owner who also leads training sessions fueled by marijuana edibles.
“Marijuana relaxes me and allows me to go into a controlled, meditational place,” Drusinsky told Men’s Journal. “When I get high, I train smarter and focus on form.”
Researchers say that marijuana has an anti-inflammatory effect and that the chemical compounds that come from weed might mimic the body’s natural endorphins, which could help increase our pain threshold like a natural runner’s high and make it easier to push through a tough workout.
THCs Release During Exercise
Contrary to popular thought, it’s not just the endorphins (the compounds which make you feel excited after activities such as exercise and sex) that make physical activity so great. A 2003 study found that exercise actually activates the endocannabinoid system in the same way that the cannabis plant does. The endocannabinoid system is a group of lipids (types of fats) and cell receptors that cannabinoids (compounds like THC and CBD) bind to inside the body. The endocannabinoid system is responsible for easing pain, controlling appetite, and influences mood and memory.
Perhaps as a coping mechanism for easing pain, the body naturally produces its own cannabinoids during exercise. In the aforementioned study, researchers found that human-produced cannabinoids increase as you exercise, causing you to feel a little “high.”
It’s not news to the medical community that the human body stores tetrahydrocannabidiol (THC), the main psychoactive in cannabis, in fat. However, a study put out this August in Drug and Alcohol Dependence has shown that this storage process can give exercisers an extra boost, even up to 28 days after consumption.
As the body begins to burn off fat, small amounts of THC are released back into the bloodstream, producing an effect similar to consuming a small amount of cannabis. THC blood levels increased by approximately 15% immediately after moderate exercise, yet this increase was no longer present two hours after the workout.
Researchers discovered that engaging in exercise can provide you with a stronger buzz and increase the potency of the marijuana. The fact is that working out for just a half hour will trigger an additional stronger high for marijuana users.
This study also showed a correlation between THC release and BMI. The greater the BMI, the greater the increase in THC reintroduced to the body.
Exercise Also Activates the Brain’s Endocannabinoid System
In a 2003 study, researchers uncovered the truth that marijuana and exercise both activate the same endocannabinoid system in the brain.
As a group of lipids, fats, and cell receptors that THC bind to when smoking weed, the endocannabinoid system plays a prominent role in the neurological system for maintaining homeostasis for overall human health. In short, the endocannabinoid system is responsible for easing our pain, controlling our appetite, relieving our stress, influencing our mood, and even regulating our memory. In order to help our body cope with pain from rigorous physical activity, our brain will naturally produce its own version of cannabinoids to stimulate this system during exercise. Just like taking a hit of marijuana, the natural cannabinoids will begin to circulate through the endocannabinoid system when you exercise to produce a high.
Peak blood concentrations of cannabinoids occur in 3-8 minutes after you inhale, as opposed to 60-90 minutes after you eat a weed- or oil-containing edible, with neural effects beginning after 20 minutes and maximizing within a range of 2-4 hours.
THC binds cannabinoid receptor 1 (CB1), mainly localized in the brain, while cannabinol (CBN) binds CB2, which exists mainly on immune cells. CBD binds neither receptor, but still affects numerous metabolic processes including appetite, pain sensation, immune function, stress reactivity, hormonal secretions, and muscle and fat tissue signaling.
A 2013 adjusted epidemiological study showed that obesity rates are significantly lower for all groups of cannabis users (inclusive of gender and age) compared to those who had not used cannabis in the last 12 months.
The lower Body Mass Index (BMI) of pot-smokers may be explained by an adaptive down-regulation of brain endocannabinoid signaling. While acute THC stimulates appetite, the repeated stimulation of CB1 receptors by THC decreases receptor expression and sensitivity, and long-term stimulation may result in antagonistic rather than agonistic triggering of CB1 receptors, which would dampen hunger signals.
Furthermore, CBD and another component of marijuana, tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV), may reduce body weight, as animal models of obesity have shown THCV to increase metabolism of fat cells. But before you get excited that marijuana may burn fat, please realize that very few strains on the market have significant levels of THCV, so do your research (such as these four strains of skinny-pot that won’t bring out the munchies).
About the Author
Marco Torres is a research specialist, writer and consumer advocate for healthy lifestyles. He holds degrees in Public Health and Environmental Science and is a professional speaker on topics such as disease prevention, environmental toxins and health policy.
The official link from the FBI vault can be found here: http://vault.fbi.gov/UFO/UFO%20Part%201%20of%2016/view
Is it surprising that the FBI has shown interest in the study of the UFO phenomena? Is it possible that many science fiction films are actually based on real events, or better called "leaks" given by the government in order to deliberately raise awareness among the population?
In 2011 after some documents were "declassified" a report written by a special agent of the FBI in 1947 reached the public. The special agent of the FBI, a lieutenant colonel whose identity, remained anonymous because of "national security" gather numerous data on the UFO phenomena after interviewing and studying the phenomena for years.
According to reports and "Declassified" documents, we have been visited by numbs extraterrestrial species, some of these, are not only from other planets, but from other dimensions. Some of these beings originate from an ethereal plane coexistent with our physical universe. These "entities", that could "materialize" on our planet appeared as giant translucent figures.
Here is a transcript of some of the most important details of the report:
1. Part of the disks carry crews, others are under remote control
2. Their mission is peaceful. The visitors contemplate settling on this plane
3. These visitors are human-like but much larger in size
4. They are not excarnate Earth people, but come from their own world
5. They do NOT come from a planet as we use the word, but from an etheric planet which interpenetrates with our own and is not perceptible to us
6. The bodies of the visitors, and the craft, automatically materialize on entering the vibratory rate of our dense matter
7. The disks posses a type of radiant energy or a ray, which will easily disintegrate any attacking ship. They reenter the etheric at will, and so simply disappear from our vision, without trace
8. The region from which they come is not the "astral plane", but corresponds to the Lokas or Talas. Students of esoteric matters will understand these terms.
9. They probably can not be reached by radio, but probably can be by radar. If a signal system can be devised for that apparatus.
Addendum: The Lokas are oval shape, fluted length oval with a heat-resistaning metal or alloy not yet known the front cage contains the controls, the middle portion a laboratory; the rear contains armament, which consists essentially of a powerful energy apparatus, perhaps a ray.
What are your thoughts on this? If these beings have been visiting us in the last 50 to 60 years, is it possible that these same beings visited Earth hundreds and thousands of years ago? Is it possible that these beings influenced civilization as we know it today? And is it possible that they are still influencing the way of life on Earth?
Irwin Ozborne, Guest
“In 1492, the natives discovered they were Indians, discovered they lived in America, discovered they were naked, discovered that the Sin existed, discovered they owed allegiance to a King and Kingdom from another world and a God from another sky, and that this God had invented the guilty and the dress, and had sent to be burnt alive who worships the Sun the Moon the Earth and the Rain that wets it.” ~ Eduardo Galeano
A good friend of mine, a member of the Republic of Lakotah, had a meeting with her first grade son’s elementary school principal. Apparently, her six-year-old was being defiant in classroom. What were these defiant actions? Well, upon his teacher explaining Columbus Day and honoring the courageous and brave sailor who discovered this land in 1492, he had a couple of questions for the teacher. He wanted to know how it was possible that Christopher Columbus discovered a land in which his ancestors had lived for over 30,000 years, he wanted to know what happened to all the people who lived here in 1491, and he wanted to know why the man responsible for invading his native land and slaughtering his ancestors was being honored.
I would love to just be a fly on the wall of that meeting with the elementary school principal.
Christopher Columbus Did NOT Discover America
There, I said it. The first thing we are told about our nation in our early childhood is a complete fabrication of the truth. But, that is only the beginning of the secret atrocities that shaped the nation that we know today.
The Spanish Conquest of the Americas, preceded by its “discovery” by Christopher Columbus (or Cristóbal Colón as he was known by the Spanish Crown) resulted in mass assimilation, raping, slaughtering, enslaving, and intention to wipe out all evidence of a native population of between 50 and 100 million indigenous people from the land — the greatest genocide in recorded history. These well-documented atrocities include:
The American Holocaust
Thousand-mile death marches, concentration camps, forced assimilation, mass killings by starvation and the deliberate introduction of disease, the forced adoption of culture and ‘beliefs’… Does this all sounds familiar?
In John Toland’s book “Adolf Hitler: The Definitive Biography”, he comments on the Furor’s admiration of the American Genocide:
“Hitler’s concept of concentration camps as well as the practicality of genocide owed much, so he claimed, to his studies of English and United States history. He admired the camps for Boer prisoners in South Africa and for the Indians in the Wild West; and often praised to his inner circle the efficiency of America’s extermination — by starvation and uneven combat — of the red savages who could not be tamed by captivity.
“He was very interested in the way the Indian population had rapidly declined due to epidemics and starvation when the United States government forced them to live on the reservations. He thought the American government’s forced migrations of the Indians over great distances to barren reservation land was a deliberate policy of extermination. Just how much Hitler took from the American example of the destruction of the Indian nations is hard to say; however, frightening parallels can be drawn. For some time Hitler considered deporting the Jews to a large ‘reservation’ in the Lubin area where their numbers would be reduced through starvation and disease.”
However, that is a harsh reality to teach children in grade school, and not at all conducive to a sense of national patriotism. So, in the retelling of U.S. history, we soften it up a little… or change it altogether.
Discover, Invasion, or Conquer?
Discover is defined as finding something in the course of a search.
Invade is identified as an armed force or its commander entering a country/region so as to subjugate or occupy.
Conquer means to overcome and take control of a place or people by use of military force.
The word discover could be applied if something was actually found, but the problem is that Columbus’ so-called “discovery” had belonged to someone else for at least 30,000 years. For perspective, it has only been 2014 years since the “birth of Christ”. That means the first indigenous people first settled the Americas 27,986 years prior; whereas Europeans have only been here for 522 years.
The most interesting part about the definition of the word invade is the term “subjugate”, and the fact that Columbus used this exact word upon his first encounter with the Taino people of the north-east South American continent:
“They … brought us parrots and balls of cotton and spears and many other things, which they exchanged for the glass beads and hawks’ bells. They willingly traded everything they owned… . They were well-built, with good bodies and handsome features…. They do not bear arms, and do not know them, for I showed them a sword, they took it by the edge and cut themselves out of ignorance. They have no iron. Their spears are made of cane… . They would make fine servants…. With fifty men we could subjugate them all and make them do whatever we want.” ~ Christopher Columbus’s log
Interestingly enough the term subjugate is defined as “bringing under domination or control, especially by conquest”, while conquest is simply the act of conquering, which is interlocked with the definition of subjugate. By Columbus’ own words, it is therefore indisputable that the land and people of the North American continent were taken control of by military force. In fact, the exact term used in world history is “The Spanish Conquest.”
Despite the fact that numerous other nations already knew of the Americas, Columbus’ voyage may have initially been a “discovery” mission. But clearly, upon his first impression of the people of this land it quickly turned to an “invasion”. Following Columbus’ death, Hernán Cortés and Francisco Pizzaro continued the tasks of conquering the Americas.
Now, before you disregard this article as a wacky, conspiracist, anti-American post, please understand that this is more about seeking the other side of the story. It is about viewing the landing of Columbus’s ships on May 12, 1492 from the perspective of the occupants of that land – the Taino and Arawaks perspective.
“When your people came to our land, it was not with open arms, but with Bibles and guns and disease. You took our land. You killed us with your guns and disease, then had the arrogance to call us godless savages. If there is a Heaven and it is filled with Christians, than Hell is the place for me.”
Columbus’s Early Life
Born as Cristofor Colombo (Italian name; Spanish: Cristóbal Colón; Portuguese: Cristóvão Colombo; and American/English: Christopher Columbus) was born in Genoa, Italy, in 1451. He grew up working on ships and began sailing at age 10. After delivering goods to northern Europe in 1476, upon his return his ship was burnt by a group of French sailors and he swam to shore in Portugal. He remained in Portugal and started working for the Kingdom, which had the finest fleet in the world at this time.
During the middle ages, the kingdoms of Europe made their wealth by trading with Asia. But in 1453, the Turkish Empire cut off all land routes between Europe and Asia and the race to find a sea route to Asia soon began. Columbus sailed along the coasts of Africa, trading with the colonies and learning of the currents and wind patterns of the Atlantic. In 1487, another Portuguese sailor, Bartholomeu Dias made his way around the southern tip of Africa and located the eastern coast; giving strong belief to a quicker route to Asia by sea.
Columbus had already believed the world was smaller than that of the common-held belief of this time. Once Dias’ made this discovery, Columbus’s desire to sail west intensified as he had been seeking sponsorship for a trip across the Atlantic as early as 1484.
(Please note that nobody in the 15th century believed that the world was flat. This is an outright lie perpetrated by the American school system. The Greek philosopher Pythagoras first theorized that the earth was a sphere nearly 2,000 years before Columbus was born. Aristotle, 4th century B.C., added more proof to this theory by observing the motion of the stars. As historian Jeffrey Russel Burton once stated, “With extraordinary few exceptions, no educated person in the history of Western Civilization from the third century B.C. onward believed that the Earth was flat.” Except, of course, Christopher Columbus.)
Columbus was rejected funding by Portugal, twice by Italy, Spain, England, and France. However, upon the Spanish kingdom conquering Granada they were more willing to fund his voyage of three ships and 80 men. Struggling to find a crew, Queen Isabella released prisoners early to join the voyage along with other criminals, conquistadors and pig farmers. These men that did not fear dying at sea, as it was for more appealing than what life had in store for them in Spain. Following Spain’s capture of Granada, there were also some unemployed former-military men that were sent along on Columbus’s voyage.
So, in August of 1492, after eight years of trying to make a voyage around the world, Columbus set sail seeking the riches of Asia.
“Christopher Columbus introduced two phenomena that revolutionized race relations and transformed the modern world: the taking of land, wealth and labor from indigenous peoples, leading to their extermination, and the transatlantic slave trade, which created a racial underclass.” ~ American sociologist, historian, and author James W. Loewen, from the bookLies My Teacher Told Me.
The first voyage to the so-called “new world” was highly unsuccessful, despite the credit and admiration it has since received. After weeks at sea, with a disgruntled crew of men, Columbus gave an ultimatum to find land in the next two days or head back to Spain – dated October 10, 1492. As unfortunate fate would have it, two days later Rodrigo de Triana was the first to spot an island, which is the modern-day Dominican Republic, located between Haiti and Puerto Rico. However, with a large payout at stake, Columbus claimed that he actually spotted the light the night before – hence, claiming the lifetime pension from King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain.
Columbus claimed the land for Spain and renamed it San Salvador although it had been occupied for thousands of years by the Taino, Arawak, and Lucayans (all extremely hospitable peoples, per many written accounts). Early estimates believe there were up to three million indigenous people living in the Caribbean; whereas more recent studies believe that number to be closer to eight million.
As written in his journals upon his first encounter with the Taino:
“These people have no religious beliefs, nor are they idolaters. They are very gentle and do not know what evil is; nor do they kill others, nor steal; and they are without weapons.”
Columbus quickly captured a handful of Taino to help guide him to find gold, while putting many into forced labor and sent thousands back to Spain to be sold as slaves (although most of them died on the journey back across the Atlantic).
“As soon as I arrived in the Indies, in the first island which I found, I took some of the natives by force, in order that they might learn and might give me information of whatever there is in these parts. And so it was that they soon understood us, and we them, either by speech or by signs, and they have been very serviceable.”
Merry Christmas – 1492 Style
After a few weeks exploring around Cuba, Columbus made his way back toward Hispaniola (now the Dominican Republic). On Christmas Eve, the Santa Maria shipwrecked before making it to land. The Arawak Indians saw the men struggling and their chief ordered all his men – including the chief himself – to swim out to sea and help the settlers to safety.
The Arawak invited the settlers into their home. Columbus wrote of the kind hospitality of the Arawaks:
“They are artless and generous with what they have, to such a degree as no one would believe but him who had seen it. Of anything they have, if it be asked for, they never say no, but do rather invite the person to accept it, and show as much lovingness as though they would give their hearts.”
With not enough room on the two remaining ships, Columbus left 39 men behind to settle a fort in which he called La Navidad.
When Columbus returned to Spain, his stories of the new world impressed the King and Queen – mostly due to his large exaggerations of the amount of gold present in the Caribbean. The Spanish royalty granted him another voyage, but this time with 17 ships, 1200 men, plus livestock, and weapons.
Columbus consistently wrote about the kindness of the people that he encountered on his first voyage and shared this with the Kingdom of Spain:
“They are so naive and so free with their possessions that no one who has not witnessed them would believe it. When you ask for something they have, they never say no. To the contrary, they offer to share with anyone….”
“[The natives] brought us parrots and balls of cotton and spears and many other things… They willingly traded everything they owned… They were well-built, with good bodies and handsome features… They do not bear arms, and do not know them, for I showed them a sword, they took it by the edge and cut themselves out of ignorance. They have no iron. Their spears are made of cane… They would make fine servants… With fifty men we could subjugate them all and make them do whatever we want.”
On May 4, 1493, the beginning of the Spanish Conquest took place with the approval of Pope Alexander VI. The Pope stated that any land not inhabited by Christians was available to be “discovered”, claimed and exploited by Christian rulers. He declared that:
“… the Catholic faith and the Christian religion be exalted and be everywhere increased and spread, that the health of the souls be cared for and barbarous nations overthrown and brought to faith itself.”
Disregarding the sovereignty of non-Christian populations, this philosophy became known as the “Doctrine of Discovery” and became the basis for all European land claims in the Americas, and continued with the United States western expansion into the 1800’s. As a United States Supreme Court case in 1823 stated, “the principle of discovery gave European nations an absolute right to New World lands.” Essentially, this doctrine stated that the American Indians had no right to their land, and it was not until 1924 that “Native Americans” were allowed citizenship on the land “discovered” out from under them. (I use the term Native Americans to highlight the irony of not being granted citizenship to their native homeland until 450 years after the Europeans took their land and tried to wipe out their civilization.)
Following his first voyage, Pope Alexander VI granted the “new world” to King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella, claiming:
“We of our own motion, and not at your solicitation, do give, concede, and assign for ever to you and your successors, all the islands, and main lands, discovered; and which may hereafter, be discovered, towards the west and south; whether they be situated towards India, or towards any other part whatsoever, and give you absolute power in them.”
Later, as word of the mistreatment of the natives reached the Spanish Kingdom, Queen Isabella finally made a “stand”: she proclaimed that the Natives shall be given the opportunity convert to Catholicism before being forced into slavery. (Wasn’t that kind of her?!)
Sadly, claiming slaves of anyone non-Christian was not a new trade. Back in 1455 the Pope issued a statement allowing Portugal to enslave any and all non-Christians. Columbus himself got started in slave trading back in 1480’s as he sailed along the West coast of Africa, picking up slaves for the Portuguese kingdom. Then, on his third voyage, Columbus was the first to bring African slaves to the new world in the Dominican Republic (Hispaniola), claiming that “one African slave is equal to four Indians.”
By 1514, the Spanish Conquistadors carried with them an ultimatum entitled, “The Requirement,” in which the Indians were forced to accept “the Church as the Ruler and Superior of the whole world.” The Requirement warned the natives the consequences for non-compliance:
“We shall take you and your wives and your children, and shall make slaves of them, and as such shall sell and dispose of them as their Highnesses may command; and we shall take away your goods, and shall do all the harm and damage that we can.”
The King and Queen of Spain were eager to fund a second voyage following Columbus’s reports of his first trip to the so-called new world. In his largely exaggerated accounts, Columbus shared that:
“Hispaniola is a miracle. Mountains and hills, plains and pastures, are both fertile and beautiful… the harbors are unbelievably good and there are many wide rivers of which the majority contain gold… There are many spices, and great mines of gold and other metals…”
Columbus returned in 1493 to find the fort at La Navidad had burnt to the ground and all 39 men were killed. It was reported that these men apparently had “misbehaved”. Of course, by “misbehave” it is meant they raped the native women and children and tried to steal whatever they could get hands on, raising the ire of the native population. In hindsight, leaving 39 recently released criminals behind, with no rules and laws, this outcome should not have surprised Columbus. However the Spaniards retaliated and Columbus forced all natives age 14 or older to work in the mine fields daily, searching for gold. If they refused, they were killed. If they did not meet quotas each month, their hands and arms were amputated.
Many began committing suicide to avoid the tortures of the Spaniards, while others were buried alive for refusing to oblige to Columbus. The Taino were being killed by starvation, worked to death, disease, or murder. The women were given to the Spaniards to do as they chose.
Columbus wrote of the innocence of the Natives and his intent to sell them into the slave trade:
“Naked as the day they were born, they show no more embarrassment than animals… Let us in the name of the Holy Trinity go on sending all the slaves that can be sold.”
With not enough gold to return to Spain in triumph, Columbus rounded up the best one-thousand Taino he could find. He gave half to the Spanish colonists and took the other half to be sold to the slave trade in Spain. As 250 of the 500 died en route back to Spain, the conquistadors simply tossed their bodies overboard. With much disorder among the colonists at this time, Columbus left his brothers in charge of the islands as he returned to Spain.
Upon his return, the island was in more disarray than when he left. Columbus embarked on daily beatings, raping, feeding infants to wild animals, and progressing the sex trade of children. Columbus began selling girls as young as nine years old into the sex trade, as accounted in own his writings:
“A hundred castellanoes are as easily obtained for a woman as for a farm, and it is very general and there are plenty of dealers who go about looking for girls; those from nine to ten are now in demand.”
At the same time, a man named Bartolome De Las Casas was aboard the third voyage with Columbus and was the first to speak out about the crimes against humanity in the so-called new world. As word got back to Spain of Columbus’s crimes, the King and Queen had Columbus and his brothers arrested and shipped back to Spain.
While settling into Hispaniola in hopes of fortune in the new world, La Casas was a slave owner himself until 1509, after which he started speaking out against the crime. However, he still believed in converting non-Christians to Christianity — but in a peaceful, non-violent way. While this was applauded by the royalty of Spain, it was simply not followed by the Conquistadors. La Casas wrote of these atrocities:
“Endless testimonies… prove the mild and pacific temperament of the natives… But our work was to exasperate, ravage, kill, mangle and destroy… And the Christians, with their horses and swords and pikes began to carry out massacres and strange cruelties against them. They attacked the towns and spared neither the children nor the aged nor pregnant women nor women in childbed [childbirth], not only stabbing them and dismembering them but cutting them to pieces as if dealing with sheep in the slaughter house. They laid bets as to who, with one stroke of the sword, could split a man in two or could cut off his head or spill out his entrails with a single stroke of the pike. They took infants from their mothers’ breasts, snatching them by the legs and pitching them head first against the crags or snatched them by the arms and threw them into the rivers, roaring with laughter and saying as the babies fell into the water, “Boil there, you offspring of the devil!”
The Forgotten Legacy of Christopher Columbus
Columbus was arrested, shipped back to Spain and stripped of all his land and titles of “discoverer”. However, he did find a way to be released and allowed to explore once again – the promise of gold! He presented gold to the King and Queen – a bribe – and was not only pardoned for his crimes but allowed a fourth voyage.
Christopher Columbus passed away in 1506 always believing he had landed in Asia, with no knowledge that the Americas was an entirely different continent. During the ten years of his four voyages (1492-1502) the population of Taino decreased from an estimated 3 to 8 million inhabitants to less than 50,000. By the mid 1500’s that number was reduced to just 500 remaining Taino.
Before the European invasion of the Americas, there were believed to be as many as 80-100 million native people occupying what is now the United States. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, only 5.2 million people in the U.S. identified as American Indian and Alaskan Native, either wholly or in part, and out of this total only 2.9 million people identified as solely American Indian or Alaska Native. At the time of European invasion, at least 300 different languages were spoken in addition to numerous “trade languages”. The natives of the Americas were not only “living lightly on the land”, as is so often claimed, but were engaged in landscaping, building and agriculture, trade and commerce, in addition to sustainable hunting and gathering, and of course, ancient cultural and earth-based spiritual practices — much of which has now been decimated.
Christopher Columbus — a liar, thief, rapist, pedophile, savage, torturer, genocidal murder, brutal conqueror, and pioneer of slavery and sex trades — did not discover anything besides a beautiful, peaceful group of people who had lived sustainably on their land for millennia; who rescued him and welcomed him into their home. Implementing what can only be described as sociopathic imperialism, his thirst for wealth, greed and power wiped out generations of people within a decade. And for his “bravery”, we celebrate the day he invaded the land of the people that rescued him.
Columbus Day has been celebrated as federal holiday in the United States since 1971. Then, on 9th October 2002, President George W. Bush issued a presidential proclamation celebrating “Columbus’ bold expedition [and] pioneering achievements” and directing that “the flag of the United States be displayed on all public buildings on the appointed day in honor of Christopher Columbus.” Of course, noticeably missing from his recounting of history was any mention of invasion, violence, slavery, rape, religious persecution or genocide — a history that our nation proudly celebrates each Columbus Day.
“The people who are citizens of the U.S., these are your treaties. They aren’t just the Indians’ treaties. No one gave us anything. No one was dragging any land behind them when they came here. This was our land… As native American peoples in this red corner of Mother Earth, we have no reason to celebrate an invasion that caused the demise of so many of our people, and is still causing destruction today.” ~ Suzan Shown Harjo, the Morning Star Institute, a national Native American rights organization.
About the Author
An avid historian, Irwin Ozborne (a pen-name) is a survivor of childhood abuse and torture over a period of 13 years, and a recovered alcoholic. As a mental health practitioner, today Irwin practices holistic care and incorporates eastern philosophy into his work with clients. He is available for speaking engagements as well, and can be contacted via email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please visit www.takingthemaskoff.com.
**Special thanks to Wakeup-World.**
by Estee Taschereau
What does intuitive mean? It used to be seen as the fortune reader in a tent at the carnival, set in a mystical atmosphere. Many tools were used to used to bring those intuitive insights into awareness, ranging from tarot and crystal balls to clairvoyant or psychic readings.
Thirty years ago we experienced a shift in our use of the word intuition. Greater emphasis was placed on our own abilities, though limitations still existed. Women were thought to have the intuitive or gut level feelings, but little credibility was placed on their insights. Men were not given such an illogical outlet, but those same abilities could be woven in to business savvy or the ability to create ingenious inventions.
Still the question remains. What is intuition? How can we describe with any exact meaning such an esoteric concept? The dictionary tells us that intuition is beyond our conscious thought. This answer doesn’t tell us much at all. A better way to describe intuition might be awareness without evidence, or the ability to see or feel without actually being a part of an event.
Intuition by itself has little value. In order to gain from our intuitive insights we have to assign some meaning to those perceptions. The challenge begins at this point. How do we interpret our visions? How do we give meaning to what we see? This question has carried forward since the beginning of time.
Philosophers have invested entire lifetimes to interpret the meaning of everything in life since the beginning of time. This seems to be the most noble of professions, for we are seekers, finding great satisfaction in finding understanding.
Intuition is still not always accepted, and it is difficult to measure. We have signs, seeing something hidden within our visual perceptions. Our advancements in science has shown us that what we see is only a sliver of what exists. There is a world contained in something as simple as a drop of water, yet our perception of water is usually confined to that quenching drink or the waves crashing onto the shore.
The intuitive meaning of any of our life experiences is a combination of both event and interpretation. Much of our intuitive awareness is internal, and often overlooked in our awareness. There are times when intuitive perceptions are taken global, shared with the world around us. Those insights give more credibility to intuitive meaning. Regardless of its form or scope, there is one common result, and that is the expansion of our thought and awareness.
About the author:
Of the many philosophies in the world today, how do you find what is the right direction? Many tools exist to help us gather and weave our own personal knowledge and wisdom, ranging from individual intuitive sessions to classes and books. There are many directions we can take, and every step can contain intuitive meaning. For more articles on spirituality and direction visitintuitivemeaning.com.
by Owen K Waters
Does a fish need to know the nature of the water in which it lives? Not really.
Do we need to know the nature of our multi-dimensional existence? Absolutely! If you intend to gain any significant mastery of life, it is essential to fully understand the nature of consciousness, energy and time.
Everybody knows that we live in a world with three dimensions of space. For convenience, simply call them length, breadth, and height. Time is generally considered to be the fourth dimension because, just like space, it changes. Some scientists argue that because time passes in a constant way, maybe its not a real dimension.
Other scientists have argued that there may be many more dimensions in existence, but they think that these other dimensions would be spatial. Somewhere, they suggested, tucked away in 3-dimensional space, there lurk extra dimensions which are curled up and tucked away somewhere out of sight.
Quick, check under the rug and see if they’re hiding there!
I’m so glad the Creator wasn’t that confused when the dimensions of the universe were brought into being. Dimensions are attributes or properties of physical objects. For example, an object can be located in a certain place and is, like all of us, passing through time, but what other attributes make it what it is? What properties other than space and time affect that object?
For a start, what about the energies that make up the object’s atoms? Then, what about the framework of Creation that makes all things possible? The Creator made the universe out of one ingredient – consciousness – so you can’t leave consciousness off the list. If all things are composed of consciousness, then what combination of intention and feeling makes that object what it is?
Let’s start at the top, with the fundamental framework of Original Consciousness that makes all other things possible. These fundamental dimensions are the attributes of the Original Trinity – Divine Intention, Divine Attraction, and the principle of Motion. If they weren’t holding the universe in manifestation, we wouldn’t even be here to wonder about the other dimensions!
The Divine Dimensions:
1. Divine Intention
2. Divine Attraction
3. Divine Motion
Creation of a physical universe requires more complexity than the original three dimensions. It requires the Triple Trinity Effect – a multiplication principle employed by the Creator to take each attribute of consciousness and use each one to create three more subsidiary attributes. Taking the three attributes of the Original Trinity produces an extra three groups of three for a total of nine additional dimensions.
The Energy Dimensions:
4. Etheric energy
5. Magnetic energy
6. Electric energy
Light energy is widely known to be electro-magnetic. What isn’t widely known is that, while it travels at light speed through free space, it has an additional energy component. It is etheric energy that energizes each photon of light to travel through space in a super-physical state, right up until it smacks into a solid barrier and degrades into a physical electron.
While etheric energy is strange to materialistic science, it is known to many as vital life energy, “qi” or “prana.” Chinese medicine has used it to maintain the health of patients very effectively for several millennia.
The Space Dimensions:
It is interesting that, in the physics laboratory, consciousness has shown itself as a factor that changes the outcome of certain experiments, but so far it has defied formal explanation. It’s like an elephant in the room. It’s very obvious, you can’t avoid it, yet no one wants to talk about it.
At the material level, consciousness appears as the awareness within all things. Just like the Divine level of consciousness, the material level has two complementary aspects – intention and feeling.
All physical objects contain basic awareness because all things are composed of consciousness. It’s a little hard to imagine that, say, a bar of steel has much intention other than keeping its molecules together in one place, but you can prove that it has feelings.
Let me tell you the single-most memorable fact that I learned as a young man who spent five years in the study of mechanical engineering. If you cut through a bar of steel with a hacksaw, stress lines appear where the blade cuts through. If, however, you first dip the steel bar in a bowl of the anesthetic, diethyl ether, the consciousness of the bar is affected. When you then cut through it, no stress lines appear! The steel bar feels no pain, thereby proving that it does have feelings, at least when they’re not sent to sleep by an anesthetic.
The final group of three dimensions is the Motion group, consisting of intention in motion, feeling in motion, and the physical manifestation of motion in the form of that constant agent of change which we call time.
The Motion Dimensions:
12. Time or physical motion
That makes a total of twelve dimensions in all and, no, there aren’t any extra ones rolled up and hiding under the rug.
About the author
Owen K Waters transforms the mysteries of spiritual metaphysics into clarities. As an international spiritual teacher, he has helped millions of spiritual seekers to better understand the nature of their spiritual potential. Through his fifty years of experience as a macromystic – one who is concerned with the creation and evolution of the universe – he has become a master of the field of spiritual metaphysics. Answers to some of the most teasing mysteries of both metaphysics and physics have emerged from his awareness, often through inspiration from ascended masters from the higher planes of consciousness. The Shift in global consciousness is opening the doorway to soul development as the next step in spiritual growth. Through his work at the Spiritual Dynamics Academy, www.SpiritualDynamics.net, Owen can teach you how to develop rapport with your soul level of consciousness, continually filling your life with inspiration, joy, and creativity.
Portals appear in many books, movies and video games. Some of them connect distant places, others travel back or forward in time, and the most powerful ones bridge into different dimensions. Most people suppose these gateways exist only in the realm of mysticism or science fiction, but there are some who strongly believe that portals have been opened up in ancient times and, quite possibly, even in the present day.
According to two National Security US Informants, the Department of Defense developedtime travel technology over 40 years ago. As early as 1967, the US government was using a fully operational time travel facility built on Tesla-based quantum access. This technology has been used to keep the construction of military installations secret, as well as provide political and economic advantages by way of knowing what the future holds. Some say the CIA confiscated Tesla’s papers on teleportation shortly after his death.
One of these two National Informants, Michael Relfe, is a former member of the US armed forces who claimed he was a member of a top-secret US operation. He was recruited in 1976 and spent the next 20 years helping maintain and expand one of the two or more US colonies on Mars. Those bases served as strategic research points and defense objectives, and in order to preserve their secrecy, they were built in the future.
Relfe said that after serving 20 years on the Mars colony as part of their permanent team, he was age-reversed and sent back in time. He claimed that this was the usual procedure and that staff members would have certain memories blocked or erased before being discharged.
Dr. Andrew D. Basiago was a participant in DARPA’s Project Pegasus (1968-1972) that focused on time travel in the time-space hologram. He claimed that the CIA was actively training groups of gifted American schoolchildren to become the first generation of time-explorers.
Children were better suited for this mission for several disturbing reasons. First of all, they were considered ideal candidates due to their clear minds and lack of impressions or experience. The US government was interested in the effects of time travel over young bodies and minds. The adult volunteers usually became insane after several journeys. Fortunately, naive children had little former experience and beliefs that could drive them mad.
Another use for quantum technology was found in political control. According to Dr. Basiago, future persons of interest would be notified early about the roles they were to play in the future. He said that in the early 1970’s in Albuquerque, New Mexico he was present at a lunch at which George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush were informed of their future presidencies.
Presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton were also paid visits and in 1982, President Obama was rumored to be approached while still a student at UCLA. To further this claim, there are many first witness accounts from people who attended college with Obama that can attest that he would often get drunk at parties and then claim that he would be the future President of The United States. Was this certainty not based on predisposed knowledge?
Basiago claims that in 1971 he viewed images from the attack on the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001. They had been obtained from the future and brought back for analysis. This implies that the US government knew about 9/11 three decades in advance.
According to the informants and those who support them, this technology is held secret despite being funded by the public. It is also not the first time these missions have been kept declassified because of their immense potential. They say that the people deserve to know what is really going on, the truth about space exploration and the presence of humans on other planets. Teleportation could solve transportation problems worldwide by moving people and goods instantly. It would also immediately help to destroy the current tyrannical power pyramid that is in place.
If they’re right, we’re missing out on some revolutionary insight. To what extent can the Government manipulate our past, present and future lives?
Larry Malerba, DO, Green Med Info
There is a deep sickness beginning to take hold of the American psyche that threatens to undermine the already shaken stability of the lives of everyone in this country.
It appears that America is coming apart at the seams. Routine school shootings, the reemergence of overt racism, anti-government paranoia on the rise, exaggerated threats of germs and terrorists lurking around every corner, government indifference to the hollowing out of the middle class, military tactics employed by officers of the peace—signs of societal disintegration are everywhere. And now we have witnessed the murder of two journalists on live TV and must endure the relentless exploitative media coverage that inevitably follows. While it is true that there always will be social unrest and all manner of cultural crises, the current state of affairs strikes many as beyond the ordinary—and I must cautiously cast my vote in agreement.
Is the sky falling? Maybe, maybe not, but there is a deep sickness beginning to take hold of the American psyche that threatens to undermine the principles that have long held the democratic experiment together. Although there are a variety of legitimate perspectives concerning this dilemma, I will propose my analysis of the psychiatric state of the American mind, an analysis that is largely colored by my vantage point as a holistic physician with a conventional medical educational background.
One hopes that this time in history, like the sixties social revolution, is just another growth spurt of the American psyche. One hopes that the country’s growing pains will eventually lead to a more mature national perspective, one that is tolerant of ethnic, sexual, and religious diversity, and one that rediscovers the importance of giving the common good the renewed emphasis that it so desperately needs. But there are destructive forces at play that pose a significant threat to our way of life.
There are a number of factors contributing to the gradual disintegration of the American character. They are, in no particular order, materialism, corporatism, consumerism, war, violence, and the modern scientific worldview (in particular, the lack of basic human values and the shortsighted form of medicine that this worldview has spawned). The common denominators that drive all of these factors are those instincts for survival that kick in when one feels one’s security threatened, fear and greed.
Is it a simple matter, therefore, of reaffirming kindness, civility, and respect for others as our guiding principles? I think not, because the forces at play run deep and they have altered both the collective American psyche and individual psyches in ways that are beyond the control of many. Kindness certainly goes a long way, but it is likely to have little effect on the narcissistic personality. So, let’s examine some of the forces that I allude to, forces that are stunting the maturation of the collective American character.
Broadly speaking, we can characterize the fear that eats at the Western mind in medical terms, as having both acute and chronic maintaining factors. The source of the more immediate of the two—acute fear—should be evident to most thoughtful persons. It is hard to ignore the tsunami of violence that permeates American culture. Recent headlines announced that 2015 has just marked the 204thmass shooting in the past 204 days. (1) We are a society at perpetual war, with military forces stationed all over the globe to protect our “strategic interests.” Most justify it in their minds as the price we pay for freedom and peace. When the blowback comes, it reinforces our projections of “them” as the enemies of peace. As the cycle of war and violence escalates, we up the ante, convinced that more gun ownership and increased military spending will protect us from harm.
The consequence of so much violence is a culture that reflects that violence in its news reporting, with each fresh trauma, large and small, voyeuristically revisited ad nauseam by infotainment talking heads. It is also reflected in the recreational options that we choose, provided to us by an unapologetically exploitative media. Movies, TV programming, and video games expose us to unprecedented violent content that we seem more than willing to accept. Denying the linkage between war, recreational violence, and mental illness is just further evidence of how sick our society has become.
It is fair to say that America is collectively exhibiting all the signs of a full-blown case of PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). (2) (3) Once in the grips of PTSD, its victims tend to perceive threats where there are none, threats that elicit varying intensities of two primary responses, fear and aggression. Our uniquely American strain of PTSD manifests as a distinct fear of outsiders, invaders from beyond our borders, people who are different from us.
I suspect that this has much to do with our unique geographic state of security, with vast oceans to the east and west, and a benign Canadian frontier to the north. There seems to be a direct proportionality between the intensity of the perceived threat that we experience and the degree of comfort and safety that we enjoy here at home. Although we remain safely ensconced thousands of miles from the nearest conflict, protected by our heroic men and women in arms, we have been unable to escape the karmic repercussions.
When not killed in action, those soldiers eventually come home, where they are left to sink or swim by a society that neglects their needs while insulating itself from the true realities of war. We treat war like a video game that, like a drone, can be controlled remotely, far from the damage that it inflicts. While many remain emotionally, morally, and politically detached from the ravages of war, military families and their friends are left to witness the torment of their loved ones, thousands of whom have been maimed physically, psychologically, and spiritually.
When reality and rhetoric come face to face, the untold millions of prescriptions of sedatives,antidepressants, and painkillers designed to pacify the American mind are no longer sufficient to suppress the clamor of the resulting cognitive dissonance. Something must inevitably give. It is an ironclad rule of the psyche that there is no free lunch; sooner or later, a price must be paid for self-deception. When it all begins to hit home, we react like entitled adolescents looking to scapegoat the nearest, most convenient target. Shocked by the events that have unfolded, we deny personal responsibility and demand instant accountability. How could this have happened? Heads must roll!
The reaction is exponentially worse when the trauma takes place in the “homeland” (this is one of those Orwellian terms that smacks of totalitarian culture, one that few Americans seem to object to). “Shock and awe” was merely the initial salvo of our prolonged and aggrieved response to 9-11. More than a decade later, we sit amidst the ruins of a decimated economy, perplexed and dissatisfied by the repercussions of our misguided efforts. Left in the wake of our quest for vengeance is an enormous gulf between the “one percent” and all the rest. This only compounds the vicious cycle as the desperation of those who can’t pay their bills, have no health care, and have lost their homes increases as the rich get richer. It would be naïve not to expect fear and aggression on the part of those left behind by the rapacious corporatocracy.
With each new traumatic event, America’s fight or flight response is reactivated and reinforced. It is the nature of PTSD. The civilian soldier reacts to the police siren as if he is taking enemy fire, unable for a brief moment to discern the difference between the two. A “patriot” with an arsenal of weapons is convinced that the mosque down the street is a sign of the “end of times.” The twenty-four hour terror news cycle has changed many Americans’ perception of reality. I’ve seen them in my medical office. Some are too afraid to fly anymore. Others are angry and harbor a number of irrational conspiracy theories that would never have occurred to them prior to 9-11. On both individual and collective levels, America’s PTSD is very real. It has reached the point where it is beyond socio-political remediation. It has, in my opinion, become an urgent medical problem—one that is only compounded by the wholesale pharmaceutical anesthetization of unhappy minds.
This brings us to the “chronic maintaining factor” that I alluded to earlier. That factor is suppression(4). Suppression is a poorly understood phenomenon mainly because it is a taboo subject in conventional scientific and medical circles. It is, however, of great interest to persons of a holistic mindset. Whereas acute fear is usually an episodic phenomenon, symptom suppression is an ongoing influence that both produces and maintains a great deal of chronic illness, especially psychiatric illness.
Allow me to explain. The conventional medical approach to illness is a simplistic one that blindly sets out to arrest or extinguish symptoms without regard for the longer-term consequences. We are encouraged, for example, to takepainkillers for headaches, antihistamines to thwart allergy symptoms, antipyretics to lower fevers, and anti-inflammatory medications to combat arthritis, even though such measures may ultimately diminish long-term health. As long as short-term symptomatic relief is achieved, physicians are able to insulate themselves from the medical fallout that the suppression of symptoms creates. And the general public usually follows suit, rarely realizing the connection between suppressive drugs and subsequent medical conditions that may arise. When new symptoms do occur, they are either downplayed as unavoidable side-effects or simply assumed to be unrelated problems that have no connection to prior medical conditions or prior medical treatments. Thus, they become nothing more than opportunities for further medical treatment. It’s a great way of creating a revolving door of repeat customers.
From a holistic perspective, all of a person’s symptoms, health problems, and medical history are understood from the outset to be inextricably connected, because they are, after all, happening to, or have happened to, the same individual. A symptom is not just a random occurrence; it has a purpose that we sometimes understand, like a fever generated by the immune system to combat a viral illness. Although we have limited knowledge of the true role that many symptoms play, they are all produced by a life force that acts in its best interests to maintain homeostasis and to restore health to the human organism.
The self-healing capacity of the mind-body far exceeds the limited abilities of conventional medical treatments to do the same. That is why most people recover, with or without treatment, from the vast majority of acute illnesses like colds, flus, other viral illnesses, coughs, cuts, bruises, headaches, and so on. Holistic medicine acknowledges this self-healing capacity and seeks to maximize its effectiveness, in lieu of symptom suppression. It endeavors to work in synchrony with the life force by methods that do not interfere with the natural healing process. Of course, sometimes suppressive measures are necessary, like when a person in an asthmatic crisis can’t breathe. Thankfully, conventional medical treatment can open airways. However, it does not have the ability to heal a person’s asthma. Its only options are to suppress it or maintain it in a manageable state on a prolonged basis.
Holistic medicine also recognizes a fundamental and obvious truth that conventional medicine purposely goes out of its way to ignore—and that is the powerful relationship that exists between mind and body. Any drug or surgical intervention aimed at the physical body, by definition, also impacts the mental-emotional plane by virtue of the fact that mind, body, and spirit constitute one seamless whole. To believe that this is not true is to embrace the mistaken metaphysical beliefs that define the materialist scientific worldview and, by extension, the conventional medical perspective.
In Part 2 of this installment, I will discuss in greater detail how the suppressive measures employed by conventional medicine have contributed to an explosion of mental illness in our rapidly deteriorating culture.
I would like to return now to the topic of medical suppression that I began to discuss in Part 1 of this article. If mind, body, and spirit constitute one seamless whole, then whatever impacts one of those aspects has an impact on all aspects. When the life force generates symptoms as a coping mechanism, which are then routinely suppressed by a variety of increasingly powerfulpharmaceutical substances, are we not depriving the body of its self-healing capacity? Now we come to the crux of the matter. When symptoms are suppressed, where do they go? Do they just disappear into thin air? Or is there a price to be paid?
Vitalism is a holistic theory rejected long ago by material medicine that holds that each living organism is organized and maintained by a life force, or vital force. Without the innate wisdom of the life force, the primary purpose of which is to maintain homeostasis, there would be no self-healing capacity at all. Without the guiding intelligence of the vital force the human body would just be a disorganized amalgamation of protoplasm and cells that would quickly dissolve into entropic chaos.
Holistic theory posits that, when suppression takes place, the vital force simply takes the energy that went into the creation of the original symptoms and redirects that energy into the creation of new symptoms. Those new symptoms can appear the next day, the next month, or even a year later. The original symptoms represent the most efficient means of self-healing available to the life force. When suppressive measures deprive it of that choice, the life force must seek a less advantageous method of self-defense. The new, less advantageous symptoms are a reflection of the resulting greater vulnerability of the organism. As a result, the new symptoms often pose a more serious threat to the person than the originally suppressed symptoms.
When a child’s diaper rash is forcibly suppressed with a steroid cream, it should surprise no one when the same child subsequently becomes irritable and develops an ear infection. Have you ever known someone whose warts were frozen off with liquid nitrogen only to have multiple new warts erupt at a nearby location? How about the person whose cortisone shot brings great relief to his shoulder pain, only to have the pain manifest a month later as never-before-experienced pain in the opposite shoulder? Stories of this nature are legion but medicine manages to downplay their significance by defining them as new, unrelated problems that require new treatment. And so the vicious cycle continues.
It is critically important to understand that when suppressed symptoms are redirected deeper into the system, they often re-emerge as more threatening physical illness. What most patients and physicians don’t realize is that they can alternately manifest as mental-emotional symptoms.
Therefore, since the primary strategy of mainstream medicine is symptom suppression, it unintentionally winds up being the biggest contributing factor to the increasing prevalence of mental illness. We are the most drug-dependent nation on the planet, and it is no coincidence that we have such frightening levels of psychiatric illness.
As a simple example, consider for a moment a child given ADHD drugs to make him compliant in the classroom, who subsequently experiences suicidal ideation as a so-called side effect. (5) This is not so much a side effect as it is a suppressive effect. Although suppression is rarely acknowledged by mainstream medicine, it is a ubiquitous phenomenon.
Drugs used to control Parkinson’s disease, for example, are known to cause a variety of mental-emotional problems including psychosis. When neurologic symptoms like tremors are suppressed by these drugs, the energy that caused them can be redirected deeper into the system where they manifest as psychiatric disturbances. Believe it or not, antibiotics, too, are capable of inducing a wide array of psychiatric symptoms including sleep disturbances, anxiety, depression, and even hallucinations. We rarely hear of this potentiality in spite of the millions of prescriptions dispensed annually to both children and adults.
This is the basis of the condition referred to as PANDAS (pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infections). Even those in holistic circles are mistaken when they blame the streptococcal organism for the mood disturbances, vocal tics, and compulsive behaviors that suddenly appear in children who have taken antibiotics. What most don’t realize is that when antibiotics suppress the infections that they are intended to target, the life force may be forced to compensate by displacing the illness onto the mental-emotional plane.
With each successive dose of symptom-suppressing drug taken, America unwittingly seals its fate. The life force is left with no other option but to manifest illness deeper on the mental-emotional plane. (6) Our pill-popping proclivity and general intolerance for suffering leads inevitably to more suffering. This poorly understood principle of mind-body mechanics must not be underestimated. It is the source of a great deal of deep-seated mental-emotional dysfunction. Suppressive medical treatment is the primary maintaining factor for a whole spectrum of chronic mental health problems including depression, anxiety disorders, neuroses, obsessions, attention disorders, narcissistic tendencies, aggressive behavior, and even suicidal thinking.
Psychiatric medications are the worst offenders because when symptoms already on the mental-emotional plane are suppressed by these drugs, the consequences can be catastrophic. There is perhaps no more damning evidence than the number of mass shootings in the U.S. that have been perpetrated by individuals who had been taking psychiatric medications. (7)
The deeper the illness penetrates into the collective mind-body of the general public, the more we see signs of fight or flight. We are a terrorized and terrified nation with a hair-trigger temper that looks to vent its aggression on the nearest scapegoat. When there is no external enemy left to blame, we turn the destructive impulse on ourselves, thereby intensifying the descent into madness. As a consequence, America is more polarized than ever before. We divide ourselves into opposing camps on all issues; liberals and conservatives battle over gun rights, gay rights, civil rights, war and peace, science and religion, Wall Street and Main Street—as if there can be no middle ground. The rising tide of fear and hate is unmistakable.
Consumer culture—itself a reflection of the fickle, impatient, and immature condition of the American psyche—is convinced that it can buy and sell health in the form of pills. We have fallen for the deception that medical suppression is an acceptable substitute for genuine healing, and the repercussions have been devastating. We are a deeply sick society at war with itself.
There is a reason that America seems crazier than ever before—because it is. The “terror” that has been magnified in the mind of the average American serves to breed mistrust of others, intolerance for differences, and the projection of our personal, internal issues onto imaginary, external enemies. The underlying source of our collective craziness is a function of our fear-based perspective and the medical strategies that contribute to it and maintain it.
On the political front, the enemy takes the form of terrorists, the indigent, minorities, non-heterosexuals, non-Christians, and illegal “aliens.” On the medical front, it manifests as a fear of contagion. Ebola, swine flu, bird flu, meningitis, anthrax, Mad Cow disease, SARS, E. Coli, West Nile virus—the list is endless. Measles, once a relatively common immunological milestone, has suddenly become the scourge de jour. We quake in our shoes at the thought of these unwanted, external invaders that threaten our cozy lifestyles. A frightened populace is notoriously susceptible to suggestion, and there is no shortage of unsavory influences willing to exploit that fact. The annual flu scare is a perfect example of media exploitation by Medical Big Brother who has forged a Faustian bargain with corporate biotech, which, in turn, is more than willing to use the populace as scientific guinea pigs.
And so we meekly submit to heightened security measures, x-raying our bodies and checking our shoes at airports, tolerating surveillance of our digital footprints, and casting our votes to bankrupt the nation in the name of homeland security. The fear factor is so great that we allow our children to be injected with an ever-expanding list of unproven vaccines, while we ignore mounting evidence that points to the exponentially rising levels of both acute and chronic disease that they are responsible for creating. One can only hope that we will come to realize that the true risks far outweigh the psychological benefit—a shallow and impotent semblance of safety and security.
The reactionary mindset of America is a by-product of a sick psyche that sees all things in black and white, that sees opposition where there could be cooperation, polarity where there could be complementarity. Even if all the imagined bogeymen, terrorist threats, and scary mutated germs were able to be subdued once and for all, the problem would not cease, because the illness remains. We are a hysteria-prone country, unwilling to take responsibility for ourselves, and more than willing to rely on short-term, superficial solutions. The problem is that suppression only creates the illusion of healing. In actuality, it leads to the magnification of the underlying causes of disease.
This destructive mix of cultural violence and medical suppression is compounded by a third critical factor, which makes it difficult to imagine how we can ever extricate ourselves from our downward spiral into psychic chaos. That factor is modern science itself, or at least that which passes for science. Contemporary science, it turns out, is subject to the same cultural distortions as all other issues. To those embroiled in the culture wars, science is either all right or all wrong. We have reached a point where you are either a science believer or a science denier, with no room for nuance in between. Our collective psychic split causes us to conceptualize most issues as a choice between polar opposites. Those who question the wisdom or safety of vaccines, for example, must therefore be anti-science. Although such a notion is patently absurd, it is used, nevertheless, by many to discredit those who do not agree with their views—as if we are no longer allowed to question the claims of science.
But the culture war between science and religion cuts both ways; it is a consequence of extremist beliefs, not just on the part of religion, but on both sides of the equation. Since we live in a scientific age, few stop to question the correctness of scientific beliefs. In earlier times, it was religious authority that censored new scientific ideas. Nowadays, we are witnessing the reverse. Our culture is so heavily influenced by scientific thought that we rarely stop to consider that our scientific perspective may serve as a form of bias that prevents us from attaining an impartial viewpoint.
Even though science, when properly conducted, has no business weighing in on issues of belief and values, it does so anyway. This type of extremist science—more accurately termed scientism (8)—has had the net effect of eroding our moral judgment, our spiritual intuition, and our confidence in religious wisdom that has accumulated since the dawn of time. Science, which claims to be value neutral, presumes to tell us what our values should be. Furthermore, science deliberately sets out to exclude the subjective on the grounds that it is not trustworthy, in essence making the claim that nothing but the facts as defined by science can be trusted. In other words, scientism teaches us not to trust our own experience.
Take away basic values, moral judgment, and common sense based on human experience, add to that the relentless violence and systematic medical suppression that we inflict upon ourselves, and the result is the lost soul that is the American psyche. When we employ scientific tunnel vision without the emotional maturity and spiritual wisdom that comes from a balanced perspective, it makes righting the ship a truly difficult task.
On the bright side, there is a discernable and comprehensible explanation for this disturbing state of affairs. If we can understand the root causes, there is the possibility that it can be remedied. Despite the admittedly pessimistic tone of this article, I do believe that it is not too late to reverse the trend, but it will require a revolution in thinking. It will involve a turning away from violence as a way of life, toward healthier methods of conflict resolution. It will involve self-education regarding the nature of symptom suppression and its consequences, and the assimilation of more holistic approaches to health that can actually lead to long-term healing.
Society must become cognizant of the very real differences between genuine science that is aware of its limitations and respectful of legitimate boundaries, and the malignant scourge of scientism, which is an ideological form of science with imperialist designs on sole ownership of the truth. Scientism goes out of its way to discredit new ideas that don’t conform to its narrow worldview. The hallmark of scientism is that it has no tolerance for debate and, like any fundamentalist religion, always believes that is in the right, simply by virtue of the fact that it claims to be science. This, of course, is ludicrous.
The cultural sickness that pits neighbor against neighbor is very real, and it is on the rise. The solution is simple, but its implementation is complex. By acknowledging the excessive violence that pollutes society and finding ways to curtail it, by adopting non-suppressive methods of healing, and by understanding the differences between reasonable science and unreasonable scientism, we can take concrete steps to heal the sick American psyche.
About the Author
Larry Malerba, DO, DHt is a classical homeopath, osteopathic physician, and educator whose mission is to build bridges between holistic healing, conventional medicine, and spirituality. His new book is Metaphysics & Medicine: Restoring Freedom of Thought to the Art and Science of Healing. He is also the author ofGreen Medicine: Challenging the Assumptions of Conventional Health Care. Dr. Malerba is board certified in Homeotherapeutics, is Clinical Assistant Professor at New York Medical College, and past president of the Homeopathic Medical Society of the State of New York. Visit his website: spiritsciencehealing.com/
Vic Bishop, Staff
In the age of self-promotion and hype-over-substance, it’s refreshing when someone with authenticity comes along and does something that sets an entirely new example for the rest of the herd.
Justin Wren is a 28 year-old mixed martial arts fighter who took five plus years from cage fighting to do something extraordinary, and became a real hero to the Pygmy people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo along the way.
Slavery is still very real in many parts of the world, even though we tend to think it has been largely abolished. In many areas it exists not as a government or institutional enterprise, but at the local level between different classes of people in a single society or community. In the Congo, it is sadly very common for members of the Pygmy population to live in servitude to other groups and be forced into grueling labor for less than subsistence level wages.
Justin went to the Congo and was shocked to discover that Pygmy Africans are considered animals and the personal property of other Africans and after falling in love with thse kind, gentle and loving people, he set about to free as many as he could. Being careful not to enrage any parties and risk confrontation, he took a different approach than fighting, instead negotiating the freedom of these people.
In order to strike a deal with the slave masters, he promised to provide the equipment and installation of dozens of fresh water wells, thus offering the most important and nearly priceless commodity there is: drinking water. Water is a huge source of disease and conflict in this region, so the slave owners were even willing to release slaves in exchange for new clean water wells.
Take a look at the documentation of his efforts as presented on Vimeo:
He’s now back in the states working on bringing publicity to his ongoing efforts to help the Pygmy people of the Congo with his charity organization, Fight For Freedom. He got back in the ring after five years and won against his opponent Josh Burns, and has raised more than his fundraising goal for a kickstarter drive.
Justin was also a recent guest on the Joe Rogan Experience, where he goes into detail about his journeys in Africa and how his life has come full circle after abusing drugs, fighting depression, and then finding redemption by helping others.
The world needs a new kind of hero, a new role model, if you will. Major league sports is utterly scandalous, and the image of the hero soldier has been tarnished by endless pointless war.
Why should slavery exist any longer in today’s world? What would this world look like if we re-thought what it means to be a hero?
Justin Wren definitely has the warrior spirit and knows how to put it to proper use in a world that needs new kinds of heroes. What do you think?
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