A look at the psychoactive brew that brings users a spiritual payoff for their “work”
(HigherPerspective) - Just before dusk, 18 strangers entered a yurt on a Midwestern homestead. Peruvian tapestries decorated the walls of the large, round structure, and rattles stood poised for ceremony.
The participants — professional men and women ages 35 to 65 — put on comfortable clothing and set up sleeping bags, pillows, and blankets. Everyone got a plastic bucket, cheerfully colored in green, red, or blue. “It looks like a big pajama party,” joked the host, Kim. The shaman, a North American who had trained in South America for more than a dozen years, took a seat at the front and led the group through a conversation about what to expect. Read the rest of this entry »
(TedX) – Christopher Fuller is an historian at the University of Southampton, currently researching the United States’ use of unmanned ‘drones’ in their conflict with al-Qaeda, tracking this technology and policy back to its origins in the 1980s. Since September 11, 2001, the West has been engaged in a “war on terror”, using lethal military force to counter the threat of non-state terrorism posed by groups such as al-Qaeda and their affiliates. But what does the future of this conflict look like? Are we resigned to a lifetime of perpetual conflict overseas and strict security at home, or is there an achievable end point? This talk contemplates how the “war on terror” ends, and how the post-9/11 world returns to normality. Read the rest of this entry »
“Everybody is I, you all know you’re you, and wheresoever all being exist throughout all galaxies, it doesn’t make any difference. You are all of them. And when they come into being, that’s you coming into being…You know that very well, only you don’t have to remember the past in the same way you don’t have to think about how you work your thyroid gland, or whatever else it is in your organism. You don’t have to know how to shine the sun. You just do it, like you breath. Doesn’t it really astonish you that you are this fantastically complex thing, and that you’re doing all this and you never had any education in how to do it? Never learned, but you’re this miracle!” ~ Alan Watts
(AlanWattsIdeas) – I constantly search for the most interesting ideas by Alan Watts in his lectures. They change the way you will look at many situations in life.
(TimShieff) – What a privilege it was to edit the words of one of the greatest men of our generation.
Having said that this video is not about Russell Brand at all it is about the message and that message has never been more simple, its LOVE.
I share a lot of the same beliefs with Russell and was inspired to do this project as he says things I feel and in such an open, honest and pure way on media platforms in the public eye. Read the rest of this entry »
(TruthRevolt) - Home and Garden Television (HGTV) has just canceled one of their new do-it-yourself shows called Flip It Forward after its twin-brother hosts, Jason and David Benham, were outed as Christian conservatives who are against gay marriage and abortion. Read the rest of this entry »
The mission of the program, according to a post on the Hanover County web page, is to “reduce crime and the fear of crime in houses of worship and areas frequented by the faith community as well as provide for emergency preparedness partnership initiatives. We provide education and partnership opportunities to our faith community in an effort to recognize crime risks, train them to accurately report crimes, and be better prepared in the event of an emergency.” Read the rest of this entry »
(EndoftheAmericanDream) - What would make Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu want to hand over Mount Zion and the Tomb of David to the Vatican? One member of the Knesset has publicly stated that Chief Sephardic Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef has informed him that Netanyahu has formally asked for halakhic permission to give the Tomb of David to the Roman Catholic Church. Read the rest of this entry »
(AmericanDream) - Could you imagine the uproar in the mainstream media that we would see if a member of a politically favored class of people was crucified for who or what they are? There would be front page headlines for weeks. Read the rest of this entry »
(Infowars) – Now that the NBA has handed the progressive left a victory and made it a crime for team owners to hold politically incorrect opinions on race, the next phase of the purge can begin – excluding and exiling Christians for opposing gay marriage. Read the rest of this entry »
(PaulWatson) - Political party leader Paul Weston was arrested by police and faces up to two years in jail for criticizing the religion of Islam during a public speech in the United Kingdom.
Weston’s “racially aggravated” hate crime consisted of him quoting Winston Churchill.
Weston’s arrest reveals the chilling implementation of thought crime in Britain and how political correctness is being used as a weapon with which to destroy the edifice of freedom of speech across the western world. Read the rest of this entry »
(NaturalNews) - In the latest episode of Awakenings, now available at this link on Natural News, I reveal for the first time the divine influence behind the mission of Natural News.
The mission, of course, is to protect life: its sustainability, diversity and continuity. How we accomplish that is a combination of grassroots education, online activism, revenue fundraising and sheer authenticity through and through. Read the rest of this entry »
(NaturalNews) - It’s tax season again, and much of the U.S. population is busy filling out tax forms to send their hard-earned money to Washington. The crazy thing about this bizarre ritual is that it’s based on a myth: the U.S. government doesn’t need your tax dollars to fund its operations at all!
In this latest episode of Awakenings, I explain exactly why the government doesn’t need your money and why the tax code is actually a system of social engineering rather than revenue generation. Read the rest of this entry »
“Out Of Your Mind” Lecture on “The Nature of Consciousness”
See Also: (Youtube) – Video: Alan Watts – Fascinated by Maya
“Out of Your Mind” Lecture on “The World As Self”
In order to come to your senses, Alan Watts often said, you sometimes need to go out of your mind. Perhaps more than any other teacher in the West, this celebrated author, former Anglican priest, and self-described spiritual entertainer was responsible for igniting the passion of countless wisdom seekers to the spiritual and philosophical delights of Asia and India. Read the rest of this entry »
Since when has the President waited for Congressional authority to do anything?
(SteveWatson) - Senator Rand Paul called out the president Tuesday, urging that if he were really serious about ending NSA bulk data collection, then he would do it immediately. Read the rest of this entry »
(NaturalBlaze) - Happy Little Guillotine Studios is known for some lacerating comedy jabs. They even take on the NSA in one of their twisted “rejected superbowl ad” series.
Perhaps they should work for Monsanto’s PR firm. This “ad” brings up a few important points about marketing psy-op techniques as well as the unfortunate results of eating genetically modified foods. Read the rest of this entry »
(SLHS) - Today’s guest is David Smalley, Founder of Dogma Debate – a live internet show which covers topics such as religion, politics, and social issues. He is also a public speaker, former editor of American Atheist magazine, and author of the book ‘Baptized atheist’. He joined Guy Evans to discuss his change in world view, how he approaches a staunch ‘believer’, and the state of religion in the United States. Read the rest of this entry »
(Youtube) – From the lecture titled, ‘Out of Your Mind: The Nature of Consciousness’
See Also: (TJOP) – Video: The Secret of Life – Alan Watts
“This is the real secret of life — to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.” Alan Wilson Watts – Read the rest of this entry »
(PaulWatson) - The U.S. State Department is refusing to comment days after it emerged that they ordered the Department of Homeland Security to give members of a Muslim Brotherhood delegation traveling to the United States VIP treatment so they could bypass airport security. Read the rest of this entry »
(In5d) - What would our world be like today of these top 10 spiritual truths were taught in our schools, in the mainstream media, and in our history books? How can we change the system to introduce these topics to our future generations? What will the world be like after successfully recognizing these spiritual truths? Read the rest of this entry »
The pope does not believe the bible!!!! Look at his statements……
(BeforeItsNews) - For the last six months, Catholic cardinals, bishops and theologians have been deliberating in Vatican City, discussing the future of the church and redefining long-held Catholic doctrines and dogmas. The Third Vatican Council, is undoubtedly the largest and most important since the Second Vatican Council was concluded in 1962. Pope Francis convened the new council to “finally finish the work of the Second Vatican Council.” While some traditionalists and conservative reactionaries on the far right have decried these efforts, they have delighted progressives around the world. Read the rest of this entry »
(NaturalBlaze) - When Charles Dickens first published A Christmas Carolin 1843, it was instantly beloved. More than a century and a half later, it remains a timeless tale – but most know the story from glitzy, highly marketed movie remakes. Each passing film depicts a more ghoulish, decrepit evil Scrooge, a more perfect Cratchit family, an almost sickening, syrupy Tiny Tim. Read the rest of this entry »
As the establishment cracks down on Christmas, Google displays iconic tree to hundreds of millions.
(AnthonyGucciardi) - From the establishment’s erosion of the very word ‘Christmas’, to the mass wave of censorship that is now suffocating free speech across the web surrounding the slightest mention of Christmas-related material — there is a complete attack on our fundamental right to even say that today is Christmas. And that’s why, amid all of this censorship and hysteria from the dinosaur establishment, it is amazing to see Google’s homepage proudly display a Christmas tree to hundreds of millions worldwide. Read the rest of this entry »
(TruthRevolt) - The month of December has been filled with the pseudo-controversy about the pigment of Santa Claus’ skin. Megyn Kelly of Fox News said she was joking when she insisted Santa was white, but that didn’t stop her from being ripped by almost every liberal pundit on the airways. But now, thanks to the WWE the question has been resolved. Read the rest of this entry »
(SchiffReport) – Political correctness finally comes to town for Christmas. Many now regard a white Santa Clause as being racist. We have a black president so we need a black Santa Clause. Though some might argue that Barack Obama is like a black Santa Clause, so we don’t really need two of them. Of course, the main difference between the “real” Santa Clause and President Obama is that the real Santa doesn’t steal the stuff he gives away! Read the rest of this entry »
That’s the message that was conveyed to a group of soldiers at Camp Shelby by an equal opportunity officer from the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute, according to a soldier who attended a recent briefing.
“It’s unbelievable that the Army would ban ‘Christmas’ like it’s a bad word,” said Michael Berry, an attorney with the Liberty Institute, a legal firm representing the unidentified soldier.
Two weeks ago, a routine meeting was held at the Mississippi base with various leaders of the 158th Infantry Brigade. During the meeting, they discussed an upcoming Christmas football tournament. The equal opportunity officer immediately objected to the usage of the word “Christmas.” Full article here