array(5) { ["headers"]=> array(7) { ["date"]=> string(29) "Sat, 20 Dec 2014 12:13:55 GMT" ["server"]=> string(6) "Apache" ["x-host"]=> string(27) "app-64-64.intern.weebly.net" ["x-ua-compatible"]=> string(16) "IE=edge,chrome=1" ["connection"]=> string(5) "close" ["content-type"]=> string(8) "text/xml" ["x-w-dc"]=> string(3) "SFO" } ["body"]=> string(295299) " <![CDATA[Steven Lanier Metaphysics Directory - Main Article Directory]]>Sat, 20 Dec 2014 04:13:55 -0800EditMySite<![CDATA[GMO’s and CAFO’s Drive Disease Statistics and Destroy Communities]]>Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:39:39 GMThttp://www.stevenlanier.com/main-article-directory/gmos-and-cafos-drive-disease-statistics-and-destroy-communities
Genetically engineered (GE) crops and confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs) go hand-in-hand, and they are not only driving disease statistics into the stratosphere; they’re also destroying communities.

The promises to contain the waste, disease, and infections that these factory farms create are nothing but wishful thinking. In reality, the toxic waste cannot be contained.

In a very real sense, we’re committing suicide by way of our unsustainable, polluting, degenerative food and agriculture system—a system that is subsidized and paid for by US tax payers,1 through severely broken federal policies.

How CAFOs Destroy Communities

On November 25, the Associated Press2 reported that Missouri approved a new hog-breeding operation near Kingdom City in central Missouri. The farm will be permitted to raise as many as 10,000 hogs on 20 acres.

Neighbors and environmental activists have filed a petition to appeal the permit, on the grounds that inadequate waste management may affect property value3and quality of life for residents in the surrounding area. According to the featured report:

“The opponents questioned the engineering and waste management plans… [Chief of the operating permits section of the state’s Water Protection Program, Chris] Weiberg wrote the state’s review could consider only whether a document was submitted that showed the project’s design met state regulations.

Under existing regulations, ‘the Department does not examine the adequacy or efficiency of the structural, mechanical or electrical components of the manure system, only adherence to the regulation… [I]ssuance of a permit does not include approval of such features,’ Wieberg wrote.”

A Minnesota town, where residents have gone to great pains to clean up their lake—Lake Hendricks, which was severely polluted by phosphorus, a chemical in commercial fertilizer and animal waste—is also up in arms over the announcement of a new dairy CAFO.

Current plans situate the factory farm in such a way that waste run-off would likely destroy all their hard work. According to the Star Tribune:4

“[T]he operation will produce as much sewage as a city of 657,000 people and operate with less regulation than any similarly sized feedlot in Minnesota. The waste will be held in lagoons situated just 600 feet from Deer Creek, which flows directly into Lake Hendricks, just 4 miles away.

And while the owner plans to inject the effluent into surrounding cropland as fertilizer, similar livestock confinement operations in South Dakota have experienced spills and field runoff capable of polluting rivers and lakes.”

The disregard for human health, animal health, and the environment is part and parcel of what is so wrong with the present system, which focuses on efficiency and cost effectiveness at the expense of just about everything else.

A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words

A recent Business Insider5 article shows aerial photos of factory farms across the US, which reveal, in disgusting detail, how the American countryside is being destroyed by their presence.

At present, 99 percent of food animals in the US are raised in these large-scale feedlots, yet many Americans still do not realize exactly how their food is raised, and all the “hidden” costs associated with cheap food. As noted in the featured article:

“For the last several years, British artist Mishka Henner has collected images of the feedlots via satellite, to document a largely hidden phenomenon. Initially, he was searching satellite imagery to look for oil fields.

When he came across the feedlots, Henner was shocked he didn’t know about such a central part of our food production. ‘The feedlots are a brilliant representation of how abstract our food industry has come,’ Henner told Business Insider.

‘It’s an efficient system for extracting the maximum yield from animals. That’s the world we live in now. We want to extract the maximum yield from everything, no matter what business you are in.’

Thousands of cattle on a small parcel of land produce an exorbitant amount of waste with nitrogen and phosphorus that would render it useless as a fertilizer. With nowhere for the manure to go, farms must create ‘manure lagoons’ — ponds or reservoirs filled with toxic waste…”

Factory Farms Are Major Polluters

All of this toxic waste, which includes antibiotics, pesticides, and antibiotic-resistant bacteria, migrates into surrounding lands and groundwater.

For example, in November, at the annual meeting of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, researchers reported6 that the 2013 flooding in Colorado resulted in massive waterway contamination, as antibiotics and microbial drug-resistant genes were flushed far and wide from CAFO waste pools.

In the Netherlands, animal health authorities recently discovered bird flu in samples taken from wild ducks.7 Chicken farms are suspected as the source of the disease and, so far, 300,000 birds at four CAFO locations have been culled to ensure the infection doesn’t spread.

CAFO waste also contributes to air pollution, and CAFO workers and neighboring residents alike report higher incidence of asthma, headaches, eye irritation, and nausea. According to the Environmental Protection Agency8(EPA), US states with high concentrations of CAFOs report 20-30 serious water quality problems annually.

One of the reasons so few Americans are aware of these issues is because of “ag-gag” laws, which legally prevents people from filming or photographing conditions on factory farms. Ag-gag laws are being heavily promoted by lobbyists for the meat, egg, and dairy industries to essentially prevent anyone from exposing animal cruelty and food-safety issues at CAFOs.

Industrial food producers are also encouraging their “farmers” to change the terms they use for their horrific practices to less-offensive sounding words, such as swapping “gestation crates” with “individual maternity pens.”

Five states have ag-gag laws already in place, and another 10 introduced anti-whistleblower laws last year. According to USA Today,9 ag-gag laws in Utah and Idaho are currently being challenged in federal court.

Industrial Farming Is Destroying Food Quality

Philip Lymbery, an animal-welfare activist and author of the bookFarmageddon: The True Cost of Cheap Meat, notes that one of the techniques used to perpetuate factory farming is in fact secrecy,and there’s little doubt thatthat is why ag-gag laws were lobbied for in the first place.

If you don’t know there’s a problem, you won’t demand change. This is also why the food industry is fighting tooth and nail to prevent labeling of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in the US, as well as legislation that would prevent them from fraudulently labeling GMOs as “Natural.”

In the US, most all conventional meat and poultry (beef, pork, chicken, turkey, etc.) is raised inCAFOs. It’s a corporate-controlled system characterized by large-scale, centralized, low profit-margin production, processing, and distribution systems.

This is the cheapest way to raise meat, for the largest profits. But the ultimate price is high, as there’s a complete disregard for human health, the environment, and ethical treatment of animals and plant workers alike.

This system depends on keeping consumers in the dark about how the food is produced, and what the hidden costs are, because the reality is unsavory enough that many, if not most, people would change their ways were they to find out the truth…

Increasing Number of Books Address the State of Our Food System

Information is power, and now more than ever before, there are plenty of resources for those who want to educate themselves. For example, a series of recent articles, listed on NewAmerica.org,10delve into the various aspects of the monopoly that is America’s meat market. In one, titled The Meat Racket, Christopher Leonard reveals how the US meat industry has been seized by a mere handful of companies, and how this tightly controlled monopoly drives small livestock farmers out of business.

Other articles detail the drugs used in CAFO farming, and the risks this drug based farming poses to human health, such as creation of antibiotic-resistant superbugs, which I’ve addressed on numerous occasions. A recent book review in the Wall Street Journal11 also discusses a number of books on the state of our food system. Salon Magazine also recently ran an article12 on the subject of factory farming, penned by Lindsay Abrams, in which she discusses journalist Ted Genoways new book,The Chain—an expose of the American pork industry. She writes in part:

“What journalist Christopher Leonard recently did for Tyson and the chicken industry, Genoways… does for pork, recounting the history of Hormel Foods… as it evolved from humble beginnings to an industrial giant with a nearly myopic focus on expansion and acceleration, regardless of the costs.

And boy, are there costs… a mysterious neurological disorder linked to a machine that has workers breathing in a fine mist of pork brains… abuse suffered by the animals on whom workers’ frustrations are instead taken out; and a decline in food safety that, unbelievably, is set to become the new industry standard.”

Genoways book reveals how societal issues “fan out in all directions,” as he puts it, from the way our pork is produced. Not only are there many disturbing safety issues, but according to Genoways, these hazards also end up disproportionally affecting immigrant workers, who are already being exploited by the system.

We Can Change the System One Family at a Time…

Part of the problem is that the current farming model is focused on growth; not steady profit, and certainly not sustainability. I believe the movement toward sustainable food and ethical meat is very important, both in terms of human health and animal welfare.

Organic, grass-fed and finished meat is really the only type of meat that is healthy to eat, in my view. Fortunately, many grocery chains are now responding to customer demand, and will provide at least a small assortment of grass-fed meats. The least expensive way to obtain grass-fed beef and other locally produced organic foods is from your local farmer. The following organizations can help you locate farm-fresh foods in your local area that has been raised in a humane, sustainable manner:

  • Local Harvest — This Web site will help you find farmers’ markets, family farms, and other sources of sustainably grown food in your area where you can buy produce, grass-fed meats, and many other goodies.
  • Eat WildWith more than 1,400 pasture-based farms, Eat Wild’s Directory of Farms is one of the most comprehensive sources for grass-fed meat and dairy products in the United States and Canada.
  • Farmers’ Markets — A national listing of farmers’ markets.
  • Eat Well Guide: Wholesome Food from Healthy Animals — The Eat Well Guide is a free online directory of sustainably raised meat, poultry, dairy, and eggs from farms, stores, restaurants, inns, and hotels, and online outlets in the United States and Canada.
  • FoodRoutes — The FoodRoutes “Find Good Food” map can help you connect with local farmers to find the freshest, tastiest food possible. On their interactive map, you can find a listing for local farmers, CSAs, and markets near you.
The insanity has gone far enough. It’s time to unite and fight back, which is why I encourage you to boycott every single product owned by members of the GMA, including natural and organic brands. To learn more about this boycott, and the traitor brands that are included, please visitTheBoycottList.org. I also encourage you to donate to the Organic Consumers Fund. Your donation will help fight the GMA lawsuit in Vermont.

Voting with your pocketbook, at every meal, matters. It makes a huge difference. By boycotting GMA Member Traitor Brands, you can help level the playing field, and help take back control of our food supply. And as always, continue educating yourself about genetically engineered foods, and share what you’ve learned with family and friends.


-Dr. Mercola
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<![CDATA[Pupillometry – The Cutting Edge of Mind Control]]>Thu, 18 Dec 2014 07:42:44 GMThttp://www.stevenlanier.com/main-article-directory/pupillometry-the-cutting-edge-of-mind-control
Big brother is here, and he has some shocking new technologies up his sleeve that give him unprecedented access to your thoughts, feelings and intentions. Mind control is more sophisticated than ever, and you may not even be aware that your eyes are giving high-tech intruders access to your mind.

Biometrics is the use of technology to measure human characteristics and traits, and at the cutting edge of biometrics is pupillometry, the science of using measurements of the pupil of the human eye to make psychological predictions and gather predictive intelligence.

It has been recognized since the early 1900’s that pupil size changes with emotional state and brain activity, and since the 1950’s and ’60’s, there have been numerous experiments in using measurements of the pupil to determine a psychological link to a behavior. Most notoriously, the government of Canada used a ‘fruit machine‘ to determine if members of law enforcement were homosexuals by seeing if their pupils reacted to pornographic images.

A Window to the Preconscious

Pupils react to many different stimuli including lightness and darkness, intoxication, excitement, neurological condition, cognitive effort, and so on, and they’re movements are incredibly precise. Scientists can detect and measure things like sleepiness, emotional state, sexual interest, race bias, moral judgments, schizophrenia, memory, attention, depression and even autism.

Science has also discovered that the harder you are working to solve a problem, the increasingly dilated your pupils will become, and nurses have even been able to read the pupils of paralyzed patients to determine if their intention is ‘yes’ or ‘no’ in response to important questions. Much like a computer that displays a performance bar when heavy processing is underway, measuring pupillary responses can see what kind of processing load the mind is engaged in.

“The iris is made of two types of muscle: a ring of sphincter muscles that encircle and constrict the pupil down to a couple of millimeters across to prevent too much light from entering; and a set of dilator muscles laid out like bicycle spokes that can expand the pupil up to eight millimeters—approximately the diameter of a chickpea—in low light.” [Source]

Now, with the proliferation of handheld smartphones and computer, high-definition digital cameras, and recent developments in brain-scanning fMRI and EEG readings, real-time scans of changes in pupil can be combined with other biometric data to form an incredibly accurate reading of your thoughts, while also measuring, among other things, whether or not you are in a suggestive state of mind.

Mind Control?

Being an involuntary muscular movement, it is nearly impossible to fake pupil movements, meaning that measurement of pupil dilation is an accurate means of determining intent and attention within the subject. A well-known characteristic of human learning and psychology is that the mind is more susceptible to new information when in certain states of being. Pupillometry can detect when a person is optimally aware, and thus in their highest suggestive state of mind. In this suggestive state, when heightened attention is detected, the subject is most ready to receive suggestive messages, whether they be audio or visual, subliminal or overt.

Imagine a scenario where in a public setting, Homeland Security has installed high-definition cameras that can simultaneously measure the pupillary responses of thousands of people in order to single out those who are exhibiting specific behavior or intentions. Any individual who objects to this type of surveillance is detected and treated accordingly. Unites States Customs and Border Protection is already using this technology to help agents make quick determinations as to whether or not their questions are being answered truthfully. A portable, on the fly, real-time, non-consensual lie detector test.

Mass Producing Eye Scanners

This technology is already being mass-produced for the different applications in the consumer world, including security and authorization procedures as well as medical applications.

This short primer on the medical use of pupillometry in hospitals is a demonstration of a commercially available, handheld pupillometer that can scan the eye in high definition and measure the results across a data base of information. This is an indication of just how far this technology has already come, and an indicator that it won’t be long before this it becomes widely used by government and law enforcement agencies where it is not at present:


Closing

Mind control is already a part of modern life, and the science of pupillometry will only permit a greater intrusion into our privacy. As the technology grows more powerful and more instantaneous, and because homeland security has become such an integral part of the American economy, we can expect to see this being used against us more frequently.

About the Author

Buck Rogers is the earth bound incarnation of that familiar part of our timeless cosmic selves, the rebel within. He is a surfer of ideals and meditates often on the promise of happiness in a world battered by the angry seas of human thoughtlessness. He is a staff writer for WakingTimes.com.

Sources:

http://www.viewzone2.com/pupilsize.html

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/eye-opener-why-do-pupils-dialate/

http://www.wired.com/2013/01/ff-lie-detector/all/

This article is offered under Creative Commons license. It’s okay to republish it anywhere as long as attribution bio is included and all links remain intact.

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<![CDATA[Is Death Even Real?]]>Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:59:18 GMThttp://www.stevenlanier.com/main-article-directory/is-death-even-real
This mind-blowing video by Kurzgesagt asks the big questions, what is life? Is death real?

““If everything in the universe is made of the same stuff,” the video’s narrator asks, “does this mean everything in the universe is dead or that everything in the universe is alive? That it’s just a question of complexity? Does this mean we can never die, because we were never alive in the first place? Is life and death an irrelevant question and we just haven’t noticed it yet?”

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<![CDATA[The Hidden History of China’s Secret Societies]]>Tue, 16 Dec 2014 18:26:01 GMThttp://www.stevenlanier.com/main-article-directory/the-hidden-history-of-chinas-secret-societies
Thanks to the latest Hollywood martial arts blockbuster along with a steady stream of Hong Kong action films, audiences around the world have been entertained by wild and colourful portrayals of Chinese secret societies.

These extravagant fictional tales often obscure the plain truth that for at least two thousand years secret societies did play a vital part in the dynamics of China’s political, social and religious life. Right up to the birth of the People’s Republic in 1949, secret societies were a special characteristic of old China.

“The officials draw their power from the law; the people, from the secret societies.” This Chinese saying sums up the centuries-old conflict between rulers and ruled, privileged and oppressed in imperial China. Secret societies were directly involved in all the peasant rebellions in Chinese history. As early as the second century, the armed uprising that eventually overthrew the Han dynasty was instigated by a Taoist sect called the Yellow Turbans, whose leader was renowned for his gift of spiritual healing and supernatural powers. The Yellow Turbans in their mixture of religion and political dissatisfaction may be regarded as the forerunners of the secret societies that sprang up all across China.

By organising opposition to excessive taxation and the despotism of corrupt bureaucrats, secret societies gained widespread support. In the words of Chinese historian Teng Ssu-Yu, they were the “nerve centres” of opposition to the imperial government, “which profit from favourable circumstances to start insurrections and rebellions.” The secret society formed a hidden parallel empire, a state within a state, and this was a major source of its strength. Nocturnal initiation ceremonies, arcane teachings, secret signs, symbols and passwords, all helped bind a member’s loyalty to the fraternity. As China expert Jean Chesneaux explains:

The secret societies claimed a rival order to that of emperor and mandarins. Vis-à-vis established society they constituted an ‘anti-society’ in the sense in which modern physicists talk of an anti-matter or an anti-universe… Their rites, secrets, oaths of initiation, conventional ideograms – features of which the Triad has provided very typical examples but which are found also in all similar associations – made a powerful contribution towards the consolidation of this autonomous order. The discipline was extremely strict, and any violation, betrayal, or collusion with the authorities was punished by death.1

One of the most influential of China’s secret societies went by the name White Lotus. It often had to change its name in order to conceal its identity, and was associated with other groups, principally the Society of Heaven and Earth (also called the Hung society or Triad). The White Lotus functioned primarily as a spiritual body, but in times of political dissatisfaction and social upheaval it quickly took on the outer characteristics of a radical political movement. As a Chinese imperial decree written in 1813 points out:

In normal times the society was engaged in daily worship… and preached that by reciting scriptures and verses, one can escape the dangers of swords and arms, water and fire…. But in times of famine and disorder they might plot for the Greater Enterprises (the founding of a new dynasty).

The White Lotus society led one of the largest rebellions in the second quarter of the fourteenth century against the foreign rule of the Mongols. Known as the Red Turban Rebels (due to their distinctive red headbands) White Lotus members were behind the formation of the Ming dynasty (1368–1644) headed by former Buddhist monk Chu Yuan-chang, who assumed full imperial powers under the title Hung Wu. According to Professor Chesneaux:

Chu Yuan-chang [Hung Wu], the leader of a peasant rebellion against the Mongol Yuan dynasty in the fourteenth century, belonged to the White Lotus sect, of Manichaean origin, and the name of the new dynasty which he founded, the Ming (which means ‘light’ in Chinese), originated in the esoteric vocabulary of the Manichaeans.2

That the Ming emperor Hung Wu was both a former Buddhist monk and a Manichaean initiate is significant because the White Lotus teachings blended Buddhism and native Taoism with Gnostic elements which had entered China from Central Asia with Manichaean missionaries. Later secret societies venerated Hung Wu above all other historical figures and pledged their allegiance to the Ming dynasty that he established hundreds of years after its collapse. In 1644 the foreign Manchus, who had menaced the Chinese Empire for centuries, claimed the Dragon Throne and established the Ch’ing dynasty. The secret society networks were united in a common purpose: “Overthrow the Ch’ing and restore the Ming.”

By the nineteenth century the cruel and despotic misrule of the Manchus had resulted in nearly a century of political and religious turmoil, leaving China in chaos and unable to effectively confront Western incursions. In the history of all the popular rebellions the name of the White Lotus appears and disappears. They have been linked with the famous Shaolin Temple of Chan Buddhism, reputedly where Chinese martial arts originated, and the Shaolin monks who took a blood oath to resist the Ch’ing dynasty. After the failure of the two great insurrections of the late eighteenth century, the White Lotus was the victim of violent persecution. In 1813 White Lotus members called the Eight Diagrams (named after geometrical figures used in Taoist divination) nearly took over the Forbidden City in Beijing.

The Society of Heaven and Earth or Triads absorbed much from the White Lotus tradition, and is sometimes regarded as its successor. Persecuted and hunted down by government forces, White Lotus initiates either organised new societies under new names or assimilated with the Triads. All these secret fraternities while clearly united in one political aim summed up in the slogan, “Overthrow the Ch’ing and restore the Ming,” also had their core mystical elements and ceremonial rites. They believed in, and taught, occult techniques to their members, among them the use of ‘magic amulets’ and numerology. J.S.M. Ward, an early twentieth century British expert on secret societies and bishop of an esoteric Christian community, concluded that, “the Hung or Triad Society seems justly entitled to claim that it is a lineal descendant of the Ancient Mysteries. Its signs are of primeval antiquity…” Bishop Ward published an exhaustive study of Triad practices, documenting the striking similarities to those of many other secret organisations.

At this point it is worth commenting on a strange connection between the secret societies of the Far East and Western esotericism. In the 1880s a young French aristocrat deserted the Foreign Legion in Indochina to join a network of secret societies, the T’ien-ti hui and the Bac Lieu. These Triads were of Chinese origin and viewed as Taoist societies. Count Albert de Pouvourville (1861–1940) thus described his membership in the Triads as a “Taoist initiation.” On his return to Paris, de Pouvourville became a successful writer and journalist, publishing under his Taoist initiate’s name Matgioi. In his writings he condemned French colonial policy in Southeast Asia and explored Chinese and Vietnamese history. He also undertook important translations of Taoist texts. At the same time Albert de Pouvourville, the Taoist secret society initiate, joined the Gnostic Church in Paris and was consecrated a bishop with the spiritual name of Tau Simon. Around 1904 he launched the journal La Voie, and published Les Enseignements secrets de la Gnose (The Secret Teachings of Gnosis). Stanislas Guaita, another French writer and occultist, was strongly influenced by de Pouvourville, as was Rene Guenon who acknowledged him as “one of my Masters” in 1918. Through Count de Pouvourville, Guenon received a Taoist initiation and was led to write his own studies of the metaphysics of the Taoist tradition.

By the start of the twentieth century China’s secret society networks had grown into a considerable force. They had long experience of resistance to the imperial bureaucrats and could rely on the support of the peasants and the poor. Writing in 1908, a young Chinese radical living in exile in Paris noted how throughout the Chinese Empire there existed, “secret revolutionary associations whose importance in the history of China has been great and whose activity in the contemporary [revolutionary] movement is considerable.”

The hated Ch’ing dynasty continued on until 1911 when it was overthrown by Dr. Sun Yat Sen’s Republican Party, with the considerable aid of the Triads. A Triad member of long standing, Sun Yat Sen had made use of the secret society networks to recruit supporters, raise funds, and disseminate propaganda on behalf of the Republican cause. The 1911 Revolution fulfilled one of the Triad’s traditional aims – “Overthrow Ch’ing.” On a visit to the tombs of the Ming emperors, China’s first president declared that the Ch’ing had finally been dethroned.

Mao Zedong is known to have been a keen student of Chinese history particularly China’s numerous peasant uprisings. Mao studied the structure and role of secret societies in these tumultuous events, and used this knowledge in building the Chinese Communist Party and waging a successful guerrilla war against both the Japanese invaders and the right-wing forces of Chiang Kai-shek. In these struggles Chairman Mao appealed directly to the ‘revolutionary spirit’ of the secret societies, urging them to join the ant-Japanese resistance and work for the liberation of China.

About the Author

MEHMET SABEHEDDIN is a researcher, writer and global traveller. He is a longtime contributor to New Dawn magazine. His areas of interest are wide ranging and include Sufism, Islam and esoteric Christianity. He can be contacted c/- of New Dawn Magazine, GPO Box 3126, Melbourne VIC 3001, Australia.

Footnotes:

1. Jean Chesneaux, Secret Societies in China in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

2. Jean Chesneaux, Peasant Revolts in China, 1840-1949

The above article appeared in New Dawn Special Issue 11.

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<![CDATA[The First People]]>Mon, 15 Dec 2014 17:44:35 GMThttp://www.stevenlanier.com/main-article-directory/the-first-people
“Why should we be so arrogant as to assume that we’re the first homo-sapiens to walk the earth?” – J.J. Abrams

No one remembers one’s moment of birth and neither does humanity. The beginning of man on earth is a complete mystery. The present article, however, is not about how man came to be, but about shortly after that. It is about the dawn of humanity, a missing chapter in the human history. This chapter is of a forgotten people that mapped the earth and the sky long before there were ancient Egyptians or Jews. These mysterious first people are not to be confused with Australopithecus, Homo Habilis, or Homo Ergaster. They are, instead, the people remembered by ancients as ‘gods’; the people that first engineered societies leaving baffling traces on earth.

The idea of progress is new. Before the enlightenment, human civilizations throughout history viewed the past as being glorious and did not expect the future to be better than the present but to resemble and repeat the past. Man did not think highly of themselves until after Kant declared the motto “Sapere aude” – dare to think for yourself. Since then, our attitudes towards the past changed. But the question remains: what is in our distant past that made the ancients behold it with such impressiveness?

Scientific and technological progress does not have to take thousands of years. The pace of progress could be exponential, slow, or even regressive; exponential through accidental breakthroughs and inventions, e.g. the 20th century, slow when it is impeded by a force majeure such as the Roman church, or the Black Death that prolonged the dark ages for a century, and regressive when undergoing a massive loss of knowledge, e.g. the burning of the Alexandria library in 391 A.D. The idea that scientific and technological development takes millennia is a baseless fact. This idea, if not just an impression, is just our assessment of the known history. Technological progress is inevitable and desirable for any civilization. It could take a couple of centuries to millennia depending on circumstances.

Science and technology change not only the way we live presently but also the way we view both the past and the future. As we go on progressing, our expectations of the future change depending on the breakthroughs we come across and the pace of the scientific development. Similarly, our vision of the past changes too as we gain new ways and means of investigating facts. The current worldview of the past is that things were primitive, and that mankind emerged from a state of barbarism to become smarter and more capable. However, new emerging evidence suggests otherwise.

What started it all was originally Plato’s account of Atlantis. Yet, across the two millennia, his account was considered fictional if not misunderstood. Not until 1882 that the U.S. Congressman Ignatius Loyola Donnelly published his book ‘Atlantis: The Antediluvian World’ in which he gathers all sort of the then-available evidence in favor of an early mighty civilization that was far more advanced than it had any right to be. He mainly studied ancient myths and believed Plato’s account to be historically accurate. Forty-seven years later, a medieval map called Piri Reis was found at the Imperial Palace library in Constantinople (Istanbul) in1929. This map inexplicably depicts the cost of South America and Antarctica with unprecedented fine details corresponding to nowadays longitude and latitude albeit the map dates back to 1513. It was until after the Piri Reis map had made its appearance that other maps of high precision started emerging in the following years, eg: The Ribero maps 1520-30, the Ortelius map 1570, and the Wright-Molyneux map 1599 (McIntosh, 2000:59). Upon its discovery, it was thought that the map had been based on Columbus explorations without regard to the fact that Columbus never surveyed South America. Later on, Charles Hapgood studied the map intensively to come up with the conclusion that an advanced civilization in the remote past had existed and had mapped the earth beforehand (Hapgood, 1966). Hapgood’s unorthodox theory of earth crustal displacement also accounts for a preexistent civilized culture in Antarctica. Albert Einstein remarked that Hapgood’s ideas had scientific worth (Einstein, 1953). Years later in 1978, Brad Steiger’s book ‘Worlds Before Our Own’ rekindled the issue. Steiger studied the OPA (Out-of-place artifacts). The underlying counter-assumption to his findings says that: if humans were primitive in the past, common sense then says that the deeper one digs down into the earth, the more un-advanced artifacts one finds. Steiger found that some advanced human artifacts are located in the lowest primordial geologic strata whereas primitive ones are located in upper strata and thus labeled Out-of-Place Artifacts. He also presented evidence that strongly suggests the cohabitation of dinosaurs and humans. Steiger’s unconventional book fueled other subsequent works such as Dead Men’s Secrets (1986), Forbidden Archaeology (1993), The Orion Mystery (1993), Fingerprints of the Gods (1995), and Technology of the Gods (1999). The book was also met with a great deal of criticism. Nowadays these emerging ideas along with supporting evidence call into question the current worldview of the first people.

Let us now move to the implications of this view. When one subscribes to the current eccentric theory of history, one is then driven to speculate two possible past events that put an end to these people. Either these ancients were so advanced that they destroyed themselves, or they were destroyed by a global cataclysm from which a few survived. The first case seems less probable than the second although there might be some clues that imply ancient warfare.

“When the first atomic bomb exploded in New Mexico, the desert sand turned to fused green glass. This fact, according to the magazine Free World, has given certain archaeologists a turn. They have been digging in the ancient Euphrates Valley and have uncovered a layer of agrarian culture 8,000 years old, and a layer of herdsman culture much older, and a still older caveman culture. Recently, they reached another layer, a layer of fused green glass” (New York Herald Tribune, 1947)

The assumption of uniformitarianism makes scientists attribute the current features of the earth surface to a slow process that took millions of years. The alternative view however suggests that these features are actually the result of a worldwide cataclysm that took place mere thousands years ago. In this article, 3 pieces of evidence in favor of the cataclysm will be provided.

We have first the problem of carbon dating method. Most geologists use carbon dating to determine the age of fossils and geologic strata. The reliability of this dating method requires a balance between the forming and decaying of radioactive carbon that has been maintaining its equilibrium for millions of years in earth’s atmosphere. However, its forming and decaying has not even yet reached equilibrium on earth for the amount of C14 that is being produced is greater than that which is being decayed. As a result, we cannot use today’s C14 ratio (0.0000765%) in the atmosphere as a benchmark to measure the presence of C14 in ancient fossils. Plus, it is hopeless to correlate earth’s epochs with the geologic column since the latter is based on fiction (Huse, 1983:15; Smith, 2012:242). Vertical petrified trees are the whistleblower that exposes the invalidity of the geologic column. Many petrified trees running across multiple geological strata have been observed in nature which could only suggest that these strata formed in a short period of time, a result of a rapid cataclysmal sedimentation for example, but not a process of millions of years (Harold 1969;1971, Rupke, N.A, 1970).

Second, there is scientific evidence of a past near-extinction event, also known as population bottleneck event. The two researchers William Amos and J.I. Hoffman from University of Cambridge found genetic evidence for a sudden and drastic decline of the world population to a very small number of people just thousands of years ago (Amos & Hoffman, 2010:131-7). This is speculated to be caused by a worldwide cataclysm.

Third, there are stunning similarities among several ancient myths and legends of different people across the globe on the event of a past global catastrophe, more specifically a global flood similar to the one mentioned in both Biblical and Qur’anic accounts. Some of these myths are Sumerian creation myth (ca. 1600 B.C.), Ancient Greek flood myths, ancient myths of Kwaya, Mbuti, Maasai, Mandin, and Yoruba people in Africa, Yu the Great (ca. 2200 B.C.) and Nüwa in China, Tiddalik in Australia, Hopi mythology in North America, Unu Pachakuti myth of the Incas in South America and this is not the end of the list for there are more than 500 ancient deluge legends (Cox, 1997:198; Dey, 2012: 112; Wohl, 2000:273; LaViolette, 2005: 235). These myths are traces of a global collective memory referring to an actual occurrence in the distant past.

Myths are the fossils of history (Gray, 2004:15). They preserve history in ways that would not make sense to us. The dialogues of Plato regarding Atlantis are but the most vivid memory of antediluvian societies we have nowadays. Some myths do still recall some faint memories of the golden age but these memories are depicted in the guise of magic and supernatural powers. Take the example of the Sanskrit epic of vimanas about a mythological flying machine. Recently, some researchers have immersed themselves into studying ancient myths from this perspective, e.g. Max Igan, 2005, and they have found rather curious results.

Now comes the famous question: where is the concrete evidence to this bold claim of ancient advanced societies? The chemist and Nobel Prize medalist Dr. Melvin Cook concludes that the earth underground oil deposits were formed as a result of a sudden and rapid burial of organic materials just a few thousands years ago (Cook, 1966; 1967). It could be the case that the oil deposits are ancient buried cities that turned into oil due to the sudden sedimentation and high pressure since the deluge would have had wrecked everything. In that sense, we might be burning the evidence every time one goes in their car to run an errand. The matter of concrete evidence is clearly a weak spot to this line of enquiry; however, how much do we really know about earth? Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence to begin with. The evidence could be staring us in the face but we are just blind to it considering the way we perceive and interpret facts. Plus, we are not even looking for the evidence because we lack perspective. We thus remain quite heedless to any emerging evidence if not we willingly cover it. There are though some tantalizing hints that ought to be considered seriously.

How about acknowledging first that the biggest manmade edifices on earth are concrete and unnoticed evidence? For thousands of years, the Great Pyramid of Khufu had been the tallest structure on earth until the Empire State Building skyscraper was completed in 1931, and still is “the most colossal single building ever erected on the planet” (britannica.com). It is aligned to true geodetic North and its location is found to be the center of the earth landmass. This sort of precision entails a comprehensive knowledge of earth geography, e.g. Mercator projection, which is something very unexpected of ancient Egypt (Bauer, 2007:86). In addition to that, engineers and scientists conclude that it is impossible to replicate the great pyramid despite the sophisticated technology we have nowadays given the structure’s immensity and staggering precision (Fix, 1984; West, 1993; Hancock, 1995; Rux, 1996: 265; Dunn, 1998; Amato, 2007:4; Atiya & Lamis, 2007:3; Beaudoin & Joseph, 2007:54; Sheldon, 2009:146-147; Cadose, 2012:75).

“Scientists have conceded that modern man cannot build a great pyramid that would retain its shape for thousands of years without sagging under its own weight.” (Gray, 2004:172)

The engineer Markus Schulte, however, speculates that if it were possible to replicate the Great Pyramid alone, it would nowadays cost us some $35 billion (Malkowski, 2010:117). Investing such money in such colossal structure, that is not even habitable, and without any expected profit, is something we certainly do not do today. So the question of ‘how was it built?’ is of less importance to ‘why was it built?’

One of the latest theories that seems to make sense as to why the Giza pyramids were built is the Orion Correlation theory (1993) advanced by Robert Bauval. The theory suggests that the three pyramids at Giza mirror the three stars in the Orion constellation, also known as Orion’s belt, and the position of the Nile River in relation to the pyramids mirrors the position of the Milky Way galaxy in relation to the Orion constellation. Further, Bauval observes that the shaft within the Great Pyramid was, in the past, oriented towards the middle star of Orion’s belt which is the start representing the same pyramid.

However, that is not all there is to the theory. Bauval’s theory does not make much sense without taking into consideration the astronomical phenomenon called precession of the equinoxes, also called the Great Year or the Platonic Year. This phenomenon is plainly earth’s third cycle after the daily and annual ones. The cycle is either caused by the slow wobbling of the earth due to the moon gravitational pull or by the whole solar system moving in a helical orbit. Its implication is that the night sky stars move backward across the eons. As a result, the position of constellations in the night sky for the ancient is not the same as of their position nowadays. Every time the sun rises in the morning of the vernal equinoxes (March 20th and September 22nd), the background constellation on the horizon of that morning is one of the Zodiac constellations. One cycle is completed when the entire zodiac constellations come to pass. The NASA estimates the cycle to last 25,800 years making each constellation last 2,125 years in the morning of the vernal equinoxes.

How is that information relevant to the Giza plateau? Well, in the immediate vicinity of the pyramids we have the Sphinx which faces East. The Sphinx shape seems to resemble a lion, and thus Bauval suggests that it symbolizes the Zodiac constellation of Leo. In the morning of the equinoxes, the Sphinx in the present era faces the constellation of Pieces and is slightly shifting towards the constellation of Aquarius, but by running a computer backward simulation of earth’s precession, we find that the Sphinx at some point in the remote past used to face the constellation of Leo from 10,970 to 8810 B.C. Now the eureka moment is when we line up the shaft inside the Great pyramid with the middle star of Orion’s belt in that epoch and at last we have an exact date of around 10,450 B.C. So all of a sudden the pyramids are no longer tombs but a gigantic clock that has a date frozen into its structure.

The first scientific recognition of the precession cycle took place in ancient Greece (129 B.C.) by the astronomer Hipparchus. However, long before that ancient Mesopotamia, Maya and Egypt somehow knew about the cycle and we do not know whether this knowledge was handed down from earlier times or they scientifically discovered it. This cycle tracks time on a large span and it is “extremely difficult to observe, and even harder to measure accurately, without sophisticated instrumentation” (Hancock, 1995:231). Using the cycle as an astronomical clock with the help of an eternal structure that defeats the eons of time and all of that with staggering precision is something very remarkable that presupposes a thorough knowledge of astronomy and engineering.

At this point it is even doubtful to think that ancient Egyptians designed and built the Giza Necropolis. We know many aspects of ancient Egyptian daily life with the minutest details. However, there is no single mention of: “Oh, by the way, we also built the pyramids” in their hieroglyphs records or even the existence of any hieroglyph inscription inside the three main pyramids. Some evidence even suggests that the site predates the legendary flood. Incrustations of natural salt were found inside the great pyramid when it was opened for the first time (Dinwiddie, 2001:164). Furthermore, in the 1750’s, the naval captain and explorer Frederic Norden reported the existence of a great number of oysters and seashells in the vicinity of the pyramids and the Sphinx. In his Histories, Herodotus also reports that he observed in the surrounding area of the pyramids seashells and signs of salt water calcification back then (Herodotus, ca. 450 B.C., Book II:12). All that seems to suggest that maybe the Giza plateau was once underwater. Then what about the strong tie between ancient Egyptians and the Giza plateau? Aside from ancient Egypt, most ancient civilizations exhibit a sort of obsession and admiration for pyramid-like structures which could originally be ascribed to the three pyramids at Giza. Further, the failed attempts to reproduce the pyramids on a small scale, like the case of the three Queen’s Pyramids, explain how impressed ancient Egyptians were with the colossal three edifices. It is not so crazy after all to assume that ancient Egyptians founded their entire civilization in the vicinity of the Giza plateau only to be identified with the immensity of the structures.

If one assumes that the correlation theory is valid, then one has to ask the question: why is the 10th century B.C. an important date for the pyramid builders? Why would these ancients go to such trouble to build huge monuments that hint at a specific date? What was happening back then? In general, 10,000 B.C. is a very significant date in our conventional wisdom. It is the date when the late ice age ended. It marks the first appearance of wooden buildings, human settlements in the Americas and the domestication of animals. Remains of humans in caves and a remarkable transformation marked with the introduction of farming all date back to the same era. All these sudden developments could signify two possible scenarios. The first suggests that humans were witnessing the most significant step in their long chain of evolution. The second suggests humans were actually recovering from a worldwide cataclysm.

Following the line of the second, and less known, scenario, one cannot of course expect survivors of a cataclysm to build cities right from the start. They would have to spread out over the earth which would eventually result in linguistic deviation. Keeping track of one another would not be possible due to the absence of means of communication. The latter may explain the absence of historical accounts before the city of Uruk made its appearance ca. 4500 B.C. So, instead of progressing forward, humans would have to go through a phase of silence characterized by the struggle with nature and the use of archaic tools before they start coming together to build urban centers. The book ‘Noah to Abram‬: The Turbulent Years: New Light on Ice Age, Cave Man, Stone Age, the Old Kingdoms‬’ by Erich A. Von Fange highlights the striking similarities between the knowledge we have about early archaic human cultures of the Lower Paleolithic period (Oldowan, Acheulean and Mousterian tool cultures) and the case of a post-cataclysm man trying to survive upon the ruins of their ancestors. Given the growing body of evidence, the second view is now becoming more recognized in outer circles. The Roland Emmerich movie 10,000 BC (2008), for example, opted for the cataclysm scenario for which it received sharp criticism from the academic circle and was dubbed archaeologically and historically inaccurate. ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬So, going back to the pyramids, do they mark the date of the past global catastrophe?‬‬

Just a little while after 10,000 B.C., all cultures seem to have started emerging simultaneously with no substantial signs of preliminary phases. They went from being hunter-gatherers to becoming citizens with rights and responsibilities.

“How does a complex civilization spring full-blown into being? Look at a 1905 automobile and compare it to a modern one. There is no mistaking the process of ‘development’. But in Egypt there are no parallels. Everything is right there at the start. The answer to the mystery is of course obvious but, because it is repellent to the prevailing cast of modern thinking, it is seldom considered. Egyptian civilization was not a ‘development’, it was a legacy.” (West, 1979:13)

The sudden appearance of cities was probably backed up by solid knowledge of sophisticated social structure. The presence of a high culture the like of ancient Egypt in such epoch is in itself enigmatic. Furthermore, the superiority of ancient Egypt over ancient Greece is indisputable although Egypt is older. Herodotus and many other modern historians have pointed out this contradiction (McCants 1975:62). Even earlier than Herodotus, Solon’s account embodies a small talk between the two cultures. Solon (d. ca. 559 B.C.) was an Athenian statesman and a distant ancestor to Plato. He had a conversation with an ancient Egyptian priest in which he was told:

“ ‘O Solon, Solon, you Hellenes are never anything but children, and there is not an old man among you.’ Solon in return asked him what he meant. ‘I mean to say,’ he replied, ‘that in mind you are all young; there is no old opinion handed down among you by ancient tradition, nor any science which is hoary with age. And I will tell you why. There have been, and will be again, many destructions of mankind arising out of many causes’ ” (Plato’s Timaeus, ca. 360 B.C.)

The key to this mystery is that it is highly probable that some people may have kept valuable knowledge originating form the first people which allowed them to prosper faster and earlier than others. For example some Egyptologists came to the conclusion that ancient Egyptian high priests possessed some powerful secret knowledge to which the triumph of ancient Egypt was attributed (Nuttall, 1839:668; West, 1979 :24; Linke, 2012:28; Hancock, 1995:361; Marks, 2001), like the knowledge of electricity (Childress, 1996:18).

The first people certainly left some remnants of their advanced science that still linger even up to the present day. In astronomy for instance, the artificial division of the celestial longitude zones into 12 Zodiac constellations of 30 degrees each along with the awareness of the celestial precession seem to be descending from a higher culture. In addition to that, the heliocentric view of the world is not new. Its earliest traces date back to ancient Sanskrit texts (e.g. Yajnavalkya, ca. 900 B.C. and Aryabhata ca. 550 B.C.) and later to Aristarchus of Samos (ca. 230 B.C.). In that sense, the Copernican revolution is rather a revival of lost knowledge.

“Contrary to history as we know it, in that remote period we call ‘prehistory’, there subsisted an embarrassing wealth of astronomical knowledge. And may I suggest that the more one looks into it, the more one feels that a race of scientific giants has preceded us.” (Gray, 2004:105)

In medicine, alternative medicine with its unknown origin entails deep knowledge of human anatomy that made its way to modern day and has been acknowledged by the World Health Organization despite being still not understood. In physics, knowledge of electricity may also have existed in prehistory. The German archaeologist Wilhelm König found a 2000-year-old ancient battery, also know as the Parthian Battery, in the National Museum of Iraq in 1938 (Handorf, 2002:84–7). The battery is reported to have been unearthed near Baghdad (the area of Khujut Rabu) during a 1936 excavation. Later on in 1940, König produced a scientific paper on the battery based on which “Willard F. M. Gray, of the General Electric High Voltage Laboratory in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, built and tested several reproductions of the Khujut Rabu finds, all of which produced equivalent electrical input” (Kenyon, 2008:42). Moreover, aluminum is a metal that cannot be generated without electricity and we were not able to make it until 1854. However, many items made of aluminum have been found in archaeological sites, e.g. in the burial site of general Zhou Chu (265-420 A.D.). As a matter of fact, electricity is the very first thing one stumbles upon once one starts studying matter, and it is not a difficult thing to rediscover especially if one has foreknowledge of its existence. All roads lead to electricity. In geography, ancient maps undoubtedly fueled the age of maritime exploration. The Piri Reis map continues to amaze modern man not only for its accuracy but also for its depiction of Antarctica before it was supposedly discovered in 1819. The continent is depicted being ‘free of ice’ with geological details, such as mountains and rivers, that irrefutably correspond with the seismic echo sounding profile run by the Swedish-British-Norwegian Antarctic Expedition in 1949 (Ohlmeyer, the USAF Commander, in a letter to Charles Hapgood, 1960). Meanwhile, the Antarctica landmass is thought to have been under the ice cap long before our species even evolved according to Academia. So what are we seriously missing here?

“The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense.”— Tom Clancy

Some of the facts presented may seem contradictory but that is the nature of mysteries. They never cease to be mysteries until they start making sense. The Giza Pyramids, for example, preach for lost science and technology but their astronomical alignment preaches for a post-cataclysm construction which somehow does not make sense. This article is not trying to provide a systematic view of the past. It is rather an invitation to dig deeper into it. Knowing our past is of great value and has huge implications on the present and future. The past, the present and the future are all a one chain of events. The more we know about the past, the more we know ourselves and where we are going.

The evidence is all around us. Some recognize it, some reject it, and some go to extreme views such as associating these perplexing legacies with ancient alien visit. The manner in which most people react to any sort of evidence or anomaly is already conditioned by our attitudes towards the past and under the influence of the rampant contemporary philosophies of presentism and scientism, or practices like obscurantism. Any anomaly in science could be a twinkling of a new discovery or paradigm shift that may be left unnoticed or even denied for fear of misoneism. A true scientific and intellectual honesty will never be achieved unless we take into consideration the anomalous by trying to adjust or even reconstruct our theoretical assumptions accordingly until the anomalous, as Kuhn puts it, becomes expected (Kuhn, 1970:52). At a minimum, we show effort of reconciliation instead of burring our heads in sand and keep building up new scientific studies on top of fashionable but yet unfit theories. It is only a matter of time before man will face the greatest disappointment in science and its grand theories due to the snobbishness of present science. We are in a desperate need not only for a paradigm shift but, most importantly, for a scientific renaissance.

About the Author

Zakaria Bziker is a student at Ibn-Tofail University (Kenitra, Morocco), currently pursuing a master’s degree in Education. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in General Linguistics.

**This article was originally published at Morocco World News.**

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<![CDATA[The Solar System As A Vortex]]>Fri, 12 Dec 2014 18:34:00 GMThttp://www.stevenlanier.com/main-article-directory/the-solar-system-as-a-vortex
Video - This is a non-conventional view of our solar system that takes into account that the solar system moves through space at 70,000 km/hr. You will notice that this model is quite different from the standard ‘flat’ diagrams because it shows that, in reality, our solar system creates a spiral vortexas the Sun travels through space.
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<![CDATA[The Order of the Golden Ratio in Space-Time]]>Thu, 11 Dec 2014 15:40:16 GMThttp://www.stevenlanier.com/main-article-directory/the-order-of-the-golden-ratio-in-space-time
In the famous Fibonacci sequence, each number in the sequence is the sum of the previous two. It begins with 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, and continues so on. When you take two successive numbers in this sequence, their ratio is very close to 1.618, which is called the golden ratioThe Fibonacci sequence and the golden ratio are present in many parts of the natural world including the shape of plants, human and animal bodies, weather patterns, and even galaxies. It is said that they govern order in the natural world.

Now, researchers from South Africa claim that the golden ratio can be seen in the topology of space-time, giving the argument that the ratio keeps the entire Universe in order.

Dr. Jan Boeyens at the University of Pretoria and Dr. Francis Thackeray of the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa have researched the many ways that the golden ratio can be seen ‘related not only to aspects of mathematics but also to physics, chemistry, biology and the topology of space-time.’ The researchers believe that geometric shapes found in the natural world throughout the Universe ultimately succumb to the same mathematical property of 1.618.

The golden ratio creates an aesthetically pleasing appearance, in nature often resembling a spiral shape and, artificially, used by artists when creating art such as portraits and human body dimensions. Mathematically, it is represented by the Greek letter ‘phi’ and is said to be “a mathematical connection between two aspects of an object.” In the natural world, it is found in plants, such as sunflowers, pine cones, pineapples and cauliflower, as well as in animals’ skeletons and parts such as elephant tusks. It also represents the proportions all over the human body, such as from the hand to the forearm, or the distance between the three knuckles on each finger.

Drs. Boeyens and Thackeray’s research extends the golden ratio to the concept of space-time:

‘A convincing case for assuming a cosmic character of the golden ratio can be made based on the ubiquity of logarithmic spirals,’ the researchers write.

‘Spectacular examples include the Whirlpool Galaxy (M51), ammonites, the shape of Nautilus shells, Hurricane Katrina and the distribution of planets, moons, asteroids and rings in the solar system.’

‘The argument that this amazing consilience (self-similarity) arises from a common environmental constraint, which can only be an intrinsic feature of curved space-time, is compelling,’ they write.

‘The time has come to recognise that relativity and quantum theories can be integrated, and linked numerically to the value of a mathematical constant – whether in the context of space-time or biology’.

Some might think that the presence of the golden ratio in a tiny seashell as well as the solar system is a coincidence. Yet, perhaps there is more to learn from the beauty of such intelligent design that permeates so many things throughout the Universe. Similar to the cosmic connection we share with all living beings in the universe that emit an energetic vibration, the golden ratio may be another clue that brings us closer to understanding the that ties between our human existence and the cosmos.

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<![CDATA[11 Things Guaranteed to Depress Your Immune System]]>Wed, 10 Dec 2014 17:44:29 GMThttp://www.stevenlanier.com/main-article-directory/11-things-guaranteed-to-depress-your-immune-system
From our environment, to our food, medicine and lifestyle, we are surrounded by things that depress our immune system. Knowing the culprits can make a big difference in how long and how often you encounter illness.

1. Sugar

Sucrose suppresses the immune system, leads to weight gain and leaches precious minerals from your body. Even in small amounts, sugar is detrimental to your health. Eating or drinking 100 grams (8 tbsp.) of sugar, the equivalent of about two cans of soda, can reduce the ability of white blood cells to kill germs by forty percent. The immune-suppressing effect of sugar starts less than thirty minutes after ingestion and may last for five hours. In contrast, the ingestion of complex carbohydrates, or starches, has no effect on the immune system. It plays significant effect on your hormones, throwing your body out of balance and into a state of biochemical chaos. If you eat sugar, morning, noon and night, your body is always in this state of chaos leading to disease. Furthermore, sugar is actually an anti-nutrient, meaning that it leaches nutrients from your body! Because certain nutrients are removed from sugar in the refining process, your body cannot process it. So, it leaches minerals from your body to attach to the refined sugar molecules in order to move the sugar through your body.

2. Lack of Sleep

You may have noticed you’re more likely to catch a cold or other infection when you’re not getting enough sleep. Not getting enough sleep can lead to higher levels of a stress hormone. It may also lead to more inflammation in your body. Although researchers aren’t exactly sure how sleep boosts the immune system, it’s clear that getting enough usually at least 7 hours for an adult — is one key for good health. Lack of sleep also effects the secretion of melatonin. Melatonin is a powerful hydroxyl radical scavenger, and is more than twice as effective as vitamin E at scavenging peroxyl radicals.


3. Vaccines

Contrary to the advice of medical professionals, vaccines hamper the immune system and do not enhance it. Vaccines contain many chemicals and heavy metals, like mercury and aluminum, which are in-themselves immuno-suppressing. Mercury actually causes changes in the lymphocyte activity and decreases lymphocyte viability. Vaccines also alter our t-cell helper/suppressor ratios … just like those seen with AIDS. This ratio is a key indicator of a proper functioning immune system. They suppress our immunity merely buy over-taxing our immune system with foreign material, heavy metals, pathogens and viruses. The heavy metals slow down our immune system, while the viruses set up shop to grow and divide. It is like being chained and handcuffed before swimming.

4. Drugs

More research on hundreds of different drugs are suggesting that the they increase a person’s susceptibility to infection by crippling immune function. Researchers found that certain people taking antibiotics had reduced levels of cytokines — the hormone messengers of the immune system. Many medications counter the synergistic effects of immune cells which network with tissues and organs that work together to defend the body against disease, infection and viruses. Most medications also contain a high level of specific toxins which inhibit good bacteria in the gut which a prime source of immunity in human beings. Consequently, long-term use is associated with a greater frequency of infections and longer durations in those who consume them.

5. Alcohol

Alcohol is known to cause long-term serious consequences for a persons body and mind. Drinking a couple of glasses of wine each day has generally been considered a good way to promote cardiovascular and brain health. But a Rutgers University study indicated that its still a risky behavior that can decrease the making of adult brain cells by as much as 40 percent. Alcohol also impedes the ability of the immune system to fight infection and disease. Excessive alcohol consumption or long term alcohol abuse can lead to immune deficiency in two ways — nutritional deficiency and reducing white blood cells. Alcohol impairs the normal digestion of nutrients due to damage caused to the cells in the digestive tract and by interfering with the secretion of enzymes needed for digestion. Alcohol can also impede the ability of the liver to store important vitamins.

6. Refined Grains

Refined grains, such as white flour, instant rice, enriched pasta, and many types of fast food contain few nutrients and little fiber compared to the natural whole grains they are derived from. Prolonged and excessive consumption of refined grains and highly processed foods containing pesticides, chemical additives, and preservatives can weaken the immune system and make you vulnerable to developing chronic conditions. A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that the ability of white blood cells to kill bacteria is significantly hampered for up to 5 hours after eating 100 gm of processed foods. Our modern diet of processed foods, takeaways and microwave meals could be to blame for a sharp increase in autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis, including alopecia, asthma and eczema.


7. Chronic Stress

Mild stress can be a very a good thing for the body. The way we manage, react and deal with stress is the most significant factor in how stress affects our body. Many people ignore stress but it has a major influence on our immune system. Chronic stress — caused by stressful situations or events that last over a long period of time — raises cortisol levels of the body which decreases the production of ‘good’ prostaglandins. Chronic stress can make you more susceptible to colds and the flu, as well as more serious health problems like heart disease, diabetes and other diseases. By practicing stress-reducing activities like yoga, meditation and laughter, you can keep your body from going into chronic stress mode.

8. Lack of Vitamin D

When vitamin D binds to specific receptors, it sets off a chain of events by which many toxic pathogens and agents including cancer cells are rendered harmless. However, if there is not enough vitamin D the system can become overwhelmed and disease can develop. It’s one of the reasons that people living closest to the equator have a much lower incidence (or absence) of the common cold and disease in general which generally increase in locations further from the equator. Although vitamin D can be obtained from limited dietary sources, it is the directly exposure from the sun during the spring and summer months where we get the highest amounts of absorbable levels of the sunshine vitamin. Just 30 minutes exposing your torso to the sun in warmer months is equivalent to roughly 10,000 units (UI) of vitamin D.

9. Dehydration

Chronic dehydration can have a variety of different affects on chronic diseases. Some evidence indicates that dehydration may be related to susceptibility to specific cancers. It is vital to maintain a good level of hydration to assist in eliminating byproducts of any illness and help the immune system fight off infection. Dehydration can affect your energy and your sleep, and the ability to get toxins/waste material out of the body.

10. Anxiety and Fear

All negative emotions release something that can affect the functions of the body. Holding negative feelings too long can wear out the immune system and as a result, cortisol levels will increase dramatically. The dangers of modern life have a stranglehold on people’s imaginations. Sociologists call the phenomenon a risk society, describing cultures increasingly preoccupied with threats to safety, both real and perceived, but most definitely imagined. Fear creates a sense of urgency in the body and stimulates the sympathetic system to react. This signals defects causing infections pathogenetic mechanisms. Anxiety and fear influence the entire state of the body, hormonal levels and the way our immune cells are able to defend us.

11. Food Industry Additives and Toxins

Food industry additives and colors are one major cause of ADHD, asthma, cancer and many other disease creating a toxic environment for our health. Every year, food manufacturers pour 15 million pounds of artificial food dyes into U.S. foods — and that amount only factors in eight different varieties, according to the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI). In addition to considerations of organ damage, cancer, birth defects, and allergic reactions, mixtures of industry food toxins cause autoimmune disease.

About the Author

Mae Chan holds degrees in both physiology and nutritional sciences. She is also blogger and and technology enthusiast with a passion for disseminating information about health.

Sources:
askdrsears.com
preventdisease.com
webmd.com
mayoclinic.org
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<![CDATA[Time Travel And Political Control Of The Human Population]]>Tue, 09 Dec 2014 17:40:44 GMThttp://www.stevenlanier.com/main-article-directory/time-travel-and-political-control-of-the-human-population
by Alfred Lambremont Webre, JD, MEd

The U.S. government has had Tesla-based quantum access time travel technology for over 40 years.  Time travel technology has been weaponised with its principal impacts to date being for the sequestration in time loops of secret military installations, such as U.S. secret bases on Mars, political control of the human population, political surveillance, and attempted imposition of a catastrophic timeline on humanity by withholding or manipulating information about future events.

Confirmation of U.S.’ use of Tesla-based time travel technology

Two independent whistleblowers from the U.S. national security state have come forward with congruent, sophisticated, and extensive insider accounts of their experiences with Tesla-based time travel technology developed by the U.S. Department of Defense.
Mars colony eyewitness Michael Relfe is a whistleblower and a former member of the U.S. armed forces who, in 1976, was recruited as a permanent member of the secret Mars colony.  In 1976 (Earth time), he teleported to the Mars colony and spent 20 years as a permanent member of its staff. In 1996 (Mars time), Mr Relfe was time-travelled via teleportation and age-regressed 20 years, landing back at a U.S. military base in 1976 (Earth time).  He then served six years in the U.S. military on Earth before being honorably discharged in 1982.

In a two-volume book, The Mars Records, authored by his wife, Stephanie Relfe, B.Sc., Mr Relfe describes the two types of individuals at the secret Mars colony:

“To clarify: Remember there are two kinds of people that I remember.

1. People visiting Mars temporarily (politicians, etc.) – They travel to and from Mars by jump gate. They visit for a few weeks and return. They are not time traveled back. They are VIP's. They are OFF LIMITS!!

2. Permanent staff – They spend 20 years’ duty cycle. At the end of their duty cycle, they are age reversed and time shot back to their space-time origin point. They are sent back with memories blocked. They are sent back to complete their destiny on Earth.”  (Vol. 2, p. 204) 

Four independent whistleblower witnesses, including Michael Relfe, have confirmed the existence of one or more U.S. secret bases on Mars, as forward strategic military bases for occupation or defense of the solar system. These whistleblower witnesses include, besides Michael Relfe, former U.S. Army Command Sgt. Major Robert Dean, former participant in DARPA’s Project Pegasus Andrew D. Basiago and former U.S. Department of Defense scientist Arthur Neumann. 

Andrew D. Basiago is a former participant in DARPA Project Pegasus (1968-72) that developed Tesla-based quantum teleportation and time travel in the time space hologram, initiating the U.S. program of time-space Chrononauts. 

According to Mr. Basiago, the U.S. government already had a fully operational teleportation capability in 1967-68, and by 1969-70, was actively training a cadre of gifted and talented American schoolchildren, including himself, to become America’s first generation of “chrononauts” or time-space explorers.

This training, he said, culminated in 1981, when, as a 19-year-old, he teleported to Mars, first by himself after being prepared for the trip by CIA officer Courtney M. Hunt, and then a second time in the company of Hunt. Both trips, Mr. Basiago said, were made via a “jump room” located at a CIA facility in El Segundo, CA. The apparent purpose of the trips to Mars was to familiarize him with Mars because the CIA knew of his destiny pertaining to publicly establishing the fact that Mars is an inhabited planet and deemed it important that he visit Mars and experience its conditions first-hand.

Mr. Basiago’s involvement in advanced U.S. time-space research as a child, as well as Courtney M. Hunt’s identity as a career CIA officer, have been confirmed by Dr. Jean Maria Arrigo, an ethicist who works closely with U.S. military and intelligence agencies, and by U.S. Army Captain Ernest Garcia, whose storied career in U.S. intelligence included both serving as a guard on the Dead Sea Scroll expeditions of Israeli archaeologist Yigal Yadin and as the Army security attaché to Project Pegasus.

Remote sensing in the time-space continuum

Mr Basiago has revealed that between 1969 and 1972, as a child participant in Project Pegasus, he both viewed past and future events through a device known as a “chronovisor” and teleported back and forth across the country in vortal tunnels opened in time-space via Tesla-based teleporters located at the Curtiss-Wright Aeronautical Company facility in Wood Ridge, NJ and the Sandia National Laboratory in Sandia, NM. 
A chronovisor is a device that uses a screen or holographic template to locate and display scenes from the past or future in the time-space hologram.  The chronovisor was originally developed by two Vatican scientists in conjunction with Enrico Fermi and later refined by DARPA scientists.
DARPA had, he explains, five reasons for involving American schoolchildren in such new, dangerous, and experimental activities:

  1. First, the Department of Defense wanted to test the mental and physical effects of teleportation on children.  
  2. Second, Project Pegasus needed to use children because the holograms created by the chronovisors would collapse when adults stood within them. 
  3. Third, the children were tabula rasa (of the mind that has not yet gained impressions of experience) and would tend to see things during the time probes that adults would tend to miss.  
  4. Fourth, the children were trainees who upon growing up would serve in a covert time-space program under DARPA that would operate in tandem with the overt space program under NASA.
  5. Lastly, the program sponsors found that after moving between time lines, adult time travelers were often becoming insane, and it was hoped that by working with gifted and talented children from childhood, the U.S. government might create an adult cadre of “chrononauts” capable of dealing with the psychological effects of time travel.
In contrast to the chronovisor probes, in which a form of virtual time travel was achieved, the teleporters developed by Project Pegasus allowed for physical teleportation to distant locations, sometimes with an adjustment forward or backward in time of days, weeks, months, or years.  According to Mr Basiago, by 1972, the U.S. government was using “quantum displacement” of this kind to both send people forward several years in time to store sensitive military secrets in the future and backward several years in time to provide the government with intelligence about future events.

The weaponization of time travel

DARPA’s Project Pegasus (1968-73) under which the U.S. government program of quantum access Tesla-based teleportation and time travel was developed was historically under the control of then-U.S. President Richard M. Nixon’s cabinet member Donald H. Rumsfeld. According to Mr Basiago’s whistleblower testimony, Donald H. Rumsfeld, the sitting U.S. Secretary of Defense on September 11, 2001, was the defense attaché to Project Pegasus during the early 1970’s, when Mr. Rumsfeld was officially serving as a counselor to President Nixon and member of his Board of Wage and Price Stabilization. 

Mr. Rumsfeld approached his Project Pegasus responsibilities with the intent to weaponize teleportation and time travel to the U.S. government’s advantage. He has been quoted as stating in Project Pegasus meetings at the time that the chief mission of teleportation was to deliver troops to the appropriate place in the battlefield. 

Sequestration of secret U.S. military bases

It is clear from Michael Relfe’s two books on his 20 years at the secret U.S. base on Mars that U.S. time travel was principally used to the hide the presence of U.S. secret military installations on Mars from the public so that the installations remained accessible only to time scientists of the U.S. D.O.D.

Mr. Relfe was recruited into the U.S. armed forces and time travel/teleported to Mars in 1976.  Only individuals with access to secret time science records or technology of the U.S. Department of Defense could prove the existence of the U.S. secret Mars base from Michael Relfe’s conventional U.S. service records.

Time travel pre-identification and secret training of U.S. Presidents

On a November 11, 2009 Coast to Coast AM radio program, Mr. Basiago publicly stated that DARPA'S Project Pegasus program involving time travel was identifying future persons of interest, including those who would serve as U.S. president, and then informing such persons of their destinies.  Mr. Basiago stated that in the early 1970s, in the company of his late father, Raymond F. Basiago, an engineer for The Ralph M. Parsons Company who worked on classified aerospace projects was present at a lunch in Albuquerque, New Mexico at which (then) future U.S. Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush were guests shortly after they were informed that both would one day serve as President.

He also stated that in the early 1970s, the DARPA program, Project Pegasus, had identified future Presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton utilizing time travel technology. Mr. Basiago met (then) future President Barack Obama in Los Angeles, CA in 1982 while attending UCLA. Mr. Obama, then a student at Columbia University, was visiting former classmates at Occidental College in Los Angeles. A statement was made by the ally of Mr. Obama in the anti-apartheid movement which revealed that Mr. Obama, then age 20, already knew that he would one day be the President.

Project Pegasus time travel was also used for political surveillance of future societal change agents
Mr. Basiago revealed that the reason Project Pegasus was able to identify Mr. Carter, who was the then Governor of George, in 1971, as a future U.S. President, is that the program was in possession of a copy my book, Exopolitics: Politics, Government and Law in the Universe  that I would not write until 1999 and would not be published as a library book until 2005, but which bears a quote on its front pages of a statement made by President Jimmy Carter.

According to him, my book Exopolitics was, among other written works, physically retrieved from the future by Project Pegasus and brought back in time to 1971 or a prior time.  At that time, 1971, I was General Counsel of the New York City Environmental Protection Administration and had been placed under time travel surveillance by the U.S. government.

Mr. Basiago has also stated that Project Pegasus identified Laura Magdalene Eisenhower, the great granddaughter of U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower, as a his future ally.

Thus, there is historical precedent for the covert political surveillance, via remote sensing in time, of a person of interest like Laura Magdalene Eisenhower, great-granddaughter of U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower. 

Time travel and 9/11

Mr. Basiago has publicly stated how in 1971 he viewed moving images of the attack on the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001 that had been obtained from the future and brought back to the early 1970’s.

He has described how while serving in Project Pegasus, he viewed moving images of 9/11 at the secured U.S. defense-technical facility where they were processed after being retrieved from the future (at the Aerojet Corporation facility that once stood at the corner of Bullock Avenue and Leroy Place in Socorro, New Mexico).

In all likelihood, Mr. Rumsfeld, as the defense attaché to Project Pegasus, would have known about and possibly had control over the data about 9/11 derived via “quantum access” and brought it back to the early 1970’s for analysis by the DARPA research and development program under his administrative authority.

Mr. Basiago’s eyewitness account that Secretary Rumsfeld and others knew about 9/11 decades in advance because data about it was gathered via DARPA’s secret time travel program unlocks several of the more enigmatic facts in the 9/11 literature and may be the key to society’s unraveling of the ultimate accountability for the false flag operation that took place on September 11, 2001. 

Time travel and natural catastrophe

A chronovisor probe in the early 1970s by DARPA’s Project Pegasus chose an archetypal target in Washington, DC. Project Pegasus chose to view the U.S. Supreme Court building in 2013 via chronovisor and Project Pegasus participant and Mr. Basiago “found that the Supreme Court building was under 100 feet of stagnant water”.

A Farsight Institute remote viewing study of natural catastrophe targeted the archetypal target right across from the U.S. Supreme Court Building—the U.S. Capitol building—in 2013.  In all, 39% of the remote viewer reports viewed the U.S. Capitol in ruins alongside deep water.  

Mr. Basiago has also stated that “that because the chronovisors did not identify absolute, deterministic futures but rather alternate futures in the “multi-verse,” this catastrophic vision of Washington, DC might be from an alternative time line that does not materialize on our time line.” 
Results showed that 29% of Farsight remote viewers targeting the U.S. Capitol in 2013 did not see a Washington, DC devastated by natural catastrophe.

Here, then, we have the 2012-13 catastrophic and 2012-13 non-catastrophic futures side by side.  DARPA’s Project Pegasus chronovisor technology for probing future events in the time-space hologram was state-of-the-art in the early 1970s.  Project Pegasus itself was under the policy oversight of Donald H. Rumsfeld as a Nixon cabinet member.  It may have been that Presidential-level decisions were made in the early 1970s to commence underground shelter preparations, on the basis of Project Pegasus and other time-travel intelligence about the 2012-13 catastrophic timeline.

It is reasonable to speculate whether the U.S. and other governments and elites may have made a fundamental miscalculation and wrong conclusion in assuming that a 2012-13 cataclysmic timeline will be the actual future, when in fact it was an alternative future that would not materialize as the actual deterministic future in 2012-13.

It is also reasonable to speculate that the governments and political and financial elites have made a colossal moral error in creating safe underground bases for themselves, while making plans to leave an unwitting humanity on the surface to be ‘depopulated’ by a combination of giant solar flares, meteors from space, and a Mad Max scenario playing out—all of which is a future that does not materialize.  

In a July 7, 2010 presentation, Dr. Courtney Brown of the Farsight Institute stated there are anomalies that suggest the U.S. government and elites are heavily invested in covertly preparing for the 2012-13 catastrophic timeline, while keeping the bulk of the human population in the dark.  
These anomalies, such as rapid expansion of deep underground military bases to accommodate all U.S. government, military and police forces, and political and financial elites, suggest that they have accepted that the 2012-13 catastrophic future is the most probable future, and are feverishly completing underground facilities on Earth (as well as secret bases on Mars). 

Societal impact of chronovision and teleportation

Basiago’s Pegasus revelations establish that a secret, advanced U.S. time-space program emerged 40 years ago.  For four decades, this program has used esoteric technologies involving chronovision and teleportation to perform “remote sensing in time” of past and future events.  For the past three decades, teleportation has also been used to send individuals from Earth to strategic U.S. bases on Mars.  He is adamant that these technologies be revealed so that their positive and negative aspects can be debated and their positive aspects used to the advantage of humanity.

Chronovision, he said, could be used to create an international network of virtual museums in which images from the past would be shown to enlighten and educate the public.  Misapplied, such technology could also be used to create a Fascist society based on 24-hour surveillance of individuals by government, which may have been portended by the DARPA project called “Total Information Awareness” that President George W. Bush established and placed under Admiral John Poindexter.

Teleportation is a second quantum access technology developed with public funds that the public is being denied the full benefits of.  Teleportation could be used, Basiago said, to move people and goods more quickly and efficiently around the globe, without the pollution caused by planes, trains, and automobiles or the negative land use effects from airports, railroad tracks, and highways.  Yet, if it is not declassified, teleportation will remain what it has been for 40 years, that is, a weapon for use only by the U.S. military, to have the option to put troops precisely where they are needed on battlefields.

“I take my responsibilities as a planetary whistleblower very seriously,” Basiago said.  

“This is a truth campaign for positive human development on this planet.  The people of this planet have a right to a true telling of the natural history of the solar system that we inhabit.  This includes the truth that Mars is an inhabited planet and also that the United States’ secret space program has already sent individuals from this planet to the Red Planet.  If we are to achieve a sustainable human future on this planet, we must demand that the US government reveal the teleportation that has been used to reach Mars so that it can now be used to revolutionize human transport on Earth.  The people of this planet have a right to inhabit a future global society in which all human beings enjoy the life-advantaging benefits of all of the technologies that all of human ingenuity has ever produced.  In both of these cases, whether a treaty protecting Mars or a global network of teleports results, the truth shall set us free.” 

NOTE: This article is part of a continuing series on quantum access and other exotic technologies that have been developed by black budget military and intelligence projects and applied to date principally for weapons uses, rather than for the benefit of humanity, who in the end have paid with public funds for their original development.  This article originally appeared in Veritas Magazine, Australia.

About the Author:

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Alfred Lambremont Webre, JD, MEd - Alfred's book, Exopolitics: A Decade of Contact (2000), founded Exopolitics, the science of relations among intelligent civilizations in the multiverse. Using advanced quantum access technology, the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) time traveled Alfred's book, Exopolitics: Politics, Government, and Law in the Universe (2005), from 2005 back to 1971. Alfred’s new book, The Dimensional Ecology of the Omniverse, integrates empirical data from intelligent extraterrestrial civilizations and from the intelligent civilizations of souls in the Interlife and demonstrates a new hypothesis of a functioning ecology of intelligence in the dimensions in the Omniverse. Alfred is a graduate of Yale University and Yale Law School in international law and was a Fulbright Scholar in international economic integration in Uruguay. He has taught economics at Yale University and constitutional law at the University of Texas. Alfred was general counsel to the New York City Environmental Protection Administration, a futurist at Stanford Research Institute (where he directed the proposed 1977 Carter White House extraterrestrial communication study), and was a NGO delegate to the United Nations and the UNISPACE conference. Alfred’s investigative journalism has been featured on CBS, CNN, TruTV, PressTV, and other mainstream TV networks, and has exposed an international war crimes racketeering organization using exotic technologies such as the HAARP aerosol/chemtrails weapons system for tectonic and weather warfare, mind control and other ecocidal and depopulation programs.  Please visit www.ecologynews.com. Alfred is currently developing ExoUniversity, an educational entity (www.exouniversity.org) whose goal is to provide web-based interactive continuing education, research, information, and policy regarding Exopolitics, PsiSciences and ExoSciences to individuals and institutions throughout the world. Alfred’s main website is:http://www.exopolitics.com, and he is excited to announce the launching of a new website coming December 8, 2014: www.NewsInsideOut.com.

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<![CDATA[Earth’s Quarantine Force Field Discovered By NASA?]]>Sun, 07 Dec 2014 17:54:47 GMThttp://www.stevenlanier.com/main-article-directory/earths-quarantine-force-field-discovered-by-nasa
NASA recently discovered what appears to be a ‘force field’ over Earth, fueling the fire over whether our planet has been under spiritual and physical quarantine as many have suggested.

According to Daniel Baker, director of the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, the electron barrier exists in the Van Allen belts, a pair of donut-shaped belts that ring the Earth teeming with protons and electrons. The Earth’s magnetic field holds the belts in place, but the scientist says that the electrons in these belts – which travel at nearly the speed of light – are being blocked by some invisible force that reminded him of the kind of shields used in television series like Star Trek to stop alien energy weapons from vaporizing starships.

This newly found force field appears to be unrelated to the clouds of cold plasma that were discovered over earth in 2012, as mentioned by National Geographic.

Many have speculated that there have been no landings on the moon due to a combination of this quarantine along with the radiation found in the Van Allen Belt.

Numerous philosophers and spiritual teachers have spoken about the quarantine.

Michael Tsarion talks about the quarantine and its association to the moon in the Stargate and Quarantine chapter of his book, Atlantis, Alien Visitation and Genetic Manipulation :

“When the original pursuers of the “Serpent Brotherhood” destroyed the planet Tiamat, they made ready to leave this solar system and return to their own. They had to leave in a hurry, so as not to be hindered by the cosmic forces which would be unleashed throughout the solar system. Because of their haste, they did not have time to precisely scan the planet Earth, and so they did not locate their enemies hidden deep within the caverns and beneath the seas of pre-diluvian Earth. The masters of the Nephilim were relatively convinced that even if their enemies were on Earth they could not survive the paroxysms and furor that Tiamat’s obliteration would bring on. However, these unknown pursuers did not just leave our solar system without instigating precautionary measures. Before they made the journey back to their own planet, they established an etheric barrier around our planet that would be along the same orbit trajectory as the Moon’s around the Earth. This barrier still exists and is utterly impenetrable to the Atlantean progeny, because the technology by which it was erected was of an extremely advanced level. From that time onwards, the Moon would come to represent (in almost all cultures) arcane powers of protection and magic. This apotropaic barrier, often referred to as by native peoples as the “the great web in the sky,” was put there obviously to prevent the Atlanteans from ever leaving this place. The Earth was to be their tomb.”

Ashayana Deane believes the quarantine not only involves the veil of forgetfulness but also to disassociate ourselves from our divine spiritual heritage as being part of multidimensional universes of higher-conscious forms.

According to the Wes Penre papers, our planet has been under quarantine since the arrival of the Anunnaki:

“By giving himself the rank of King, and his refusal to give his obedience to the Kingdom in general, made the Nibiruan Council decide to put Marduk in the equivalent to quarantine here on Earth. What this means, exactly, is not known to me, and I haven’t yet been able to find out. Does it mean that Marduk is not allowed to leave Earth (which has been vaguely indicated to me), or is the picture bigger than that, something to the effect of what Robert Morning Sky wrote in The Terra Papers? According to Morning Sky’s research, and from what the Star Elder told him, the whole Earth was put under quarantine, and humans, too, are not allowed or able to travel very far out in space. The Pleiadians, on the other hand, just like David Icke, are talking about a frequency quarantine (as mentioned earlier), where our DNA was tampered with to the extent that we have been stuck in this 3-D frequency range for pretty much 300,000 years. A similar thing is brought up in the Ra Material, where the Ra people are telling us we are put under quarantine by the Council of Saturn, which pretty neatly corresponds to the Nibiruan Council.”

David Icke talks about the Earth being in a vibratory prison in his book, And the Truth Shall Set You Free :

“We will use the term blocking and jamming frequencies for simplicity, but our vibratory imprisonment could well have taken the form of closing down the portals and gateways (Earth-vortexes) which link the physical-plane with other space-time dimensions. Some of these gateways are still to be found, however, at certain sacred places used by the ancients, like Stonehenge, Machu Picchu in Peru, Ayers Rock in Australia, and the former lands of Babylon and Mesopotamia, now Iraq. The Bermuda triangle is another, which would explain the many strange disappearances of ships and aircraft, as the gateway opens. It may even be that these gateways were largely closed down for positive reasons, to prevent more negative ETs from entering this space-time reality. Jamming frequency, closing the dimensional gateways, probably both – the precise cause of the prison does not matter so much. All we need to understand is that an extraterrestrial force from the Fourth Dimension created an information prison by blocking off the higher levels of reality. The veil came down; a veil of tears. We were, in effect, put into spiritual and mental quarantine where we remain today.

Such a jamming vibration thrown around our planet means that mankind’s potential is limited to the levels of consciousness which are within the imprisoning frequency. Any consciousness and knowledge held on higher frequencies outside this vibratory prison has been denied to us. Having consequently become detached from the higher levels of our own being, in the words of the ancient books, we are “fallen” or “lost souls”, disconnected from “the Father”.

When the blocking, imprisoning frequency was thrown around this planet, we lost touch with our higher consciousness and, crucially, with our eternal memory. We forgot who we were and where we came from. Or, at least, the overwhelming majority did. Those who succeeded in raising their vibratory rate of consciousness on Earth could regain contact with their higher mind, their greater self, and these individuals were sometimes said to have become “enlightened”, although the blocking frequency often made such enlightenment a less than perfect connection, even for these accomplished individuals.

Progressively more people are today successfully penetrating the vibratory prison, however, and they are therefore reconnecting with their greater self outside of the frequency net. This accomplishment is being facilitated as the blocking frequency is being dispersed in line with Divine Order, which is, in turn, responsible for the spiritual and psychic awakenings now evidenced all around the world. Yet only very few have been able to do this until recently, while the majority of human-beings have witnessed their vibratory rate fall and remain in check under the influence of events, religions, wars and general programming/conditioning which has encouraged, if not coerced, the race to close down its mind, thereby reducing the vibratory rate of consciousness of the masses. This has produced a vibratory gap – for some a chasm – between their lower levels of self inside the blocking frequency and their infinite potential (their greater self) which lies outside that frequency.”

CSETI founder, Dr. Steven Greer, believes there’s a quarantine over the planet because the Earth’s inhabitants are a threat to other forms of life outside of our planet, due to our military aggression all throughout the world:

There have been other people such as Andrew Basiago, who claimed to have teleported to Mars via a “Jump Room,” thus effectively bypassing the force field over planet earth.

If you were an extraterrestrial visiting our planet, what would you think when you see us killing ourselves over money and oil?  Would you wonder why the inhabitant’s air, food, and water supplies are all being poisoned, yet no one really stands up against it?

I’ve said this many times and it’s worth repeating.  If a UFO were to land in your backyard, there are two things the ET would NOT have:  money and a bible.

In order for us to move forward as a global community, we need to come together as one.  Once the bottom of the pyramid unites, the rest will collapse. In order for that to happen, we must all unite and not necessarily put aside any differences, but to honor and respct those differences in one another because that’s what makes us “hue-man”.

Do you believe the Earth is under quarantine?  Comment below!

About the Author

Gregg Prescott, M.S. is the founder and editor of In5D and BodyMindSoulSpirit.  He hosts a weekly spiritual show on In5D Radio and promotes spiritual, metaphysical and esoteric conferences in the United States through In5dEvents. Gregg is currently working in collaboration with Michelle Walling, CHLC, in opening a holistic walk-in clinic called Alternative Holistic Healthcare (AHH) in Sarasota, FL with subsequent subsidiaries around the world based upon this model.
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<![CDATA[Ferguson and the False Promise of “Revolution”]]>Sat, 06 Dec 2014 00:42:08 GMThttp://www.stevenlanier.com/main-article-directory/ferguson-and-the-false-promise-of-revolutionTony Cartalucci, Guest

Build, don’t burn. Collaborate, don’t complain. Don’t simply “resist” the system, replace it altogether.

When faced on the battlefield with a numerically superior enemy, one must attempt to divide his enemy into smaller, more easily dispatched opponents – or even more ideally, divide them against one another, and have them defeat each other without ever drawing your sword. For Wall Street’s 0.1%, divide and conquer is a way of life.

Divide and Conquer

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Zululand lies in flaming ruins, its legendary army decimated, but the British were not about to take any chances of allowing them to unite and resit again. They divided the defeated nation into 14 chiefdoms each headed by leaders harboring dislike for the others ensuring perpetual infighting and a divided, weakened Zululand never again to rise and challenge British subjugation.
Never in human history has there been a more effective way for tyrants to rule over large groups of people who, should they ever learn to cooperate, would easily throw off such

At the conclusion of the Anglo-Zulu War, the British despoiled Zululand, divided it into 14 separate chiefdoms, each led by a proxy obedient to the British Empire. The British ensured that these 14 chiefdoms harbored animosities toward one another and fostered petty infighting between them to ensure British interests would never again be challenged by a unified Zulu threat. Before the British, the Romans would employ similar tactics across Germania and Gaul.

Zululand lies in flaming ruins, its legendary army decimated, but the British were not about to take any chances of allowing them to unite and resit again. They divided the defeated nation into 14 chiefdoms each headed by leaders harboring dislike for the others ensuring perpetual infighting and a divided, weakened Zululand never again to rise and challenge British subjugation.

In this way, the British Empire and the Romans managed to not only decimate their enemies, but by keeping them perpetually infighting, divided, and at war with one another, manged to keep them subservient to imperial rule for generations.

But one would be mistaken to believe that imperialism is only waged abroad. Imperialism is as much about manipulating, controlling, and perpetuating subservience at home as it is projecting hegemony abroad. For the imperialist, all of humanity represents a sea of potential usurpers. The systematic division, weakening, and subjugation of various social groups along political, religious, class, or racial lines has proven an ageless solution for the elite.

One remembers the infamous use of Christians as a scapegoat for the corruption of Roman Emperor Nero, deflecting public anger away from the ruling elite and unto others among the plebeians.This is a game that has continued throughout the centuries and continues on to this very day. While racial, religious, and political divisions are aspects of human nature, they are viciously exploited by the ruling elite to divide and destroy any capacity of the general public to organize, resist, or compete with established sociopolitical and economic monopolies.

Ferguson – Playing America Like a Fiddle 

Before protests began breaking out in Ferguson, Missouri, and even after the first of the protests in August, many across America’s polarized “left/right” paradigm began to find a common ground, shocked at the level of militarization the police had undergone and the heavy-handed response they exercised amid protests. Even among the generally pro-police and military “right,” there was concern over what was finally recognized as a growing and quite menacing “police state” in America.Politicians, the corporate media, and security agencies set off to work, dividing America’s public down very predictable lines. Convenient “revelations” that the police were connected with the ultra-racist Ku Klux Klan, coupled with growing choruses across the right to circle the wagons in support of the militarized police attempted to place those who converged on this common ground back into their assigned places on the “right” and “left” of America’s ultimately Wall Street-controlled political order.

Regardless of its success, attempts to intentionally provoke violence, confusion, and division on both sides is an attempt by the establishment to keep people divided and weak while maintaining their position of primacy over the country and the expansive “international order” it imposes globally. It was this establishment, in fact, that intentionally militarized the police, intentionally cultivates both institutional racism as well as sociopolitical and economic rot in America’s inner cities, creating breeding grounds of violence and crime. So busy is America managing the predictable conflict amongst themselves, they have neither the time nor the energy to recognize their true tormentors.

In reality, the police and protesters and those across America and around the world “picking sides” have more in common with one another than the government and corporate-financier interests that reign in Washington and on Wall Street.

Get Off the Hamster Wheel 

One cannot accomplish anything by burning down one’s own community, killing one another, or complaining and protesting endlessly. Real revolution is not taking to the streets and destroying a political order, it is creating a new order that displaces the old.The American Revolution, for instance, occurred after the colonies established their own economic system, as well as their own militias, political networks, and infrastructure. The violence broke out only after the British tried to reassert themselves amid the steady process of being displaced. By the time shots were being fired, the real revolution had already occurred – the subsequent war was to defend its success.

Today, the establishment constitutes unchecked, unwarranted power and influence held by the corporate-financier elite – an establishment we are in fact paying into daily every time we patronize their businesses, use their services, associate with their institutions, and pay in attention and time to their propaganda and political agenda we ourselves should be setting and executing. Ironically many of both the police and protesters clashing in Ferguson on opposite sides of the “conflict” have homes full of Wall Street’s goods, and subscriptions to many of their services.

Indeed, Walmart ends up filling our homes with most of the consumer products we depend on in America. A handful of agricultural giants feed us. A handful of pharmaceutical giants medicate us. A handful of energy monopolies light our homes and fuel our vehicles. You could fill a single sheet of paper with the names of corporate-financier interests that rule over nearly every aspect of our lives.

Such monopolies exist because they have extinguished competitors. Ensuring that competition remains extinguished means creating a society that is incapable of producing individuals or paradigms capable of challenging their established order. This includes sabotaging the education system, creating a socioeconomic system that encourages unsustainable dependence rather thanself-sufficiency and independence, and rigging rules, regulations, and laws against any potential upstarts.The notion of Ferguson protesters demanding justice from a system created of injustice, upon injustice, is as absurd as trying to squeeze apple juice from a lemon. It is the definition of fantastical futility.

Instead of demanding justice, jobs, education, healthcare, food, and other necessities and desires from a system with no intention of ever empowering the people – a system that in order to continue perpetuating itself must by necessity never truly empower the people – we must begin working together locally to empower ourselves. Power stems from infrastructure and institutions – and locally this can be accomplished in innumerable ways. Already farmers’ markets, organic cooperatives, makerspaces, churches, community centers, community gardens, and charities along with innovative small businesses leveraging technology to do locally what once required global spanning industry to accomplish, all constitute the seeds of this shifting paradigm. For communities unlucky enough not to have one of these above institutions, or a lack of them, instead of baying for blood in the streets, burning down buildings, or clashing with police, build them.

The alternative media itself is proof of what power people have when they stop depending on others, stop demanding others to do their jobs properly, and instead take up the responsibility themselves. Expanding this paradigm shift to other aspects of our daily lives, from agriculture to energy, to education, will be key to true and enduring change.Ferguson teaches us that real change in the mind of many is still far off. America isn’t on the edge of revolution. A hamster wheel endlessly spinning has no “edge.” Those picking sides and bickering over the events in Ferguson are playing into an elementary strategy of divide and conquer. We are divided, Wall Street has conquered.

At the end of it all, Wall Street comes out even stronger. Because in the smoking remnants of our communities after all is said and done, we have even less with which to build an alternative to the system we live trapped within. Divided, we have half the people we should be joining together with, collaborating and building together with, to build the world we want to live in tomorrow.

Build, don’t burn. Collaborate, don’t complain. Don’t simply “resist” the system, replace it altogether.

About the Author

Tony Cartalucci’s articles have appeared on many alternative media websites, including his own atLand Destroyer ReportAlternative Thai News Network and LocalOrg.
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<![CDATA[Infinite Beings Don’t Wear Labels]]>Thu, 04 Dec 2014 17:45:03 GMThttp://www.stevenlanier.com/main-article-directory/infinite-beings-dont-wear-labels
“Never belong to a crowd; Never belong to a nation; Never belong to a religion; Never belong to a race. Belong to the whole existence. Why limit yourself to small things? When the whole is available.” – Osho


That quote is the solution to nearly every conflict on Planet Earth.

A being who does not relegate themselves to a label is free. A being who does not identify with a label cannot be manipulated by external forces.

The tactic of divide and conquer has long been used to manipulate humanity. And it will continue until we stop attaching our identity to labels. Separation is an illusion (quantum entanglement is proof of this). When you see that everything is connected; when you see everyone as an aspect of yourself, how can you possibly cause harm to someone?

“He who experiences the unity of life sees his own Self in all beings…” – Buddha

The most positively influential people did not attach their identity to labels. Gandhi was not “pro-Indian” or “anti-British”, but pro-freedom. Martin Luther King Jr. was not “pro-black” or “anti-white”, but pro-freedom*. Jesus was not a Christian and Buddha was not a Buddhist (if they existed). Leonardo Da Vinci could not possibly be categorized. Their spirit could not be confined to a label. All of these people were incredibly unique and shared the truth of unconditional love for everyone.

“I consider myself a Hindu, Christian, Muslim, Jew, Buddhist and Confucian.” —Mahatma Gandhi

You cannot be both the perceiver and the object being perceived. You can perceive your body, so therefore you’re not your body. You can perceive your thoughts, so therefore you’re not your thoughts. You are consciousness. Why limit yourself to asinine things? The more big picture you think, the less relevant the trivial labels of self-identity become.

Nonetheless, it would be extremely naïve to say that there aren’t ignorant people who identify with labels and attack those who could be considered a different label. But can you control how they think? Of course not. You can only control how you think. Are you basing your sense of self on how others might view you? If so, then you’re giving in to their agenda.

If you wait on everyone else to change in order for you to change, then guess what? It’ll never happen. Nothing changes when there’s diffusion of responsibility. Deep down, you don’t want conflict. You don’t want to live in an “us vs them” society. None of us do. But you hold the false belief that “they” have to change first, instead of being the change yourself.

There’s a reason why Gandhi said “Be the change you wish to see in the world” instead of “Wish for the world around you to change.”

Change starts with the (infinite being having an experience as a) man in the mirror.

Live like you’re setting an example for how you wish everyone would live. Not doing this means that you believe your reality is beyond your control. Do you really believe that?

If you don’t take personal responsibility for being a model for the change you want to see, you effectively externalize your power. In doing so, you not only become a perpetual victim, but open yourself up to be manipulated by hidden agendas.

You might be thinking, “Yeah I’d love to be a dreamer and think of myself as an infinite being, but there are people out there that will possibly kill me just because my skin is darker than theirs.” Sadly, that is true in a lot of parts of the world. But my question is this… Are you going to let the mind-set of ignorance determine how you view yourself? Are you going to label yourself just because others label you? Fuck a label. Just BE.

We must not tolerate injustice. Martin Luther King Jr. said “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” This is because we’re all connected. We must not tolerate separation either, for this is the root of the actions behind injustices.

To be resentful of injustice is to bring yourself to the level of ignorance that created it.

“The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury.” – Marcus Aurelius

We must rise above, not allow ourselves to be dragged back into the quicksand of ignorance.

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

Be the change.

One.

PS – A note on culture…

Just because you don’t identify with a label doesn’t mean you throw culture out the window. Not identifying with labels gives you the freedom to not be confined to the bounds of one culture, and like Bruce Lee said, “Absorb what’s useful, reject what is not, add what is uniquely your own.”

*Yes, the word freedom is a label as well. But one that we need to convey their message within the confines of language. Plus no one labels themselves as “freedom”, which might actually be interesting, though.

About the Author

Stephen Parato (aka Stevie P) is a holistic health & wellness advocate, philosopher, writer, and positivity connoisseur. He is also the founder of Feelin’ Good, Feelin’ GreatWebsite link: http://www.feelingoodfeelingreat.com Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/FeelinGoodFeelinGreat Twitter link: https://twitter.com/SteviePThatsMe

This article is offered under Creative Commons license. It’s okay to republish it anywhere as long as attribution bio is included and all links remain intact.

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<![CDATA[The Plant Most Fundamental to Life on Earth]]>Mon, 01 Dec 2014 19:18:46 GMThttp://www.stevenlanier.com/main-article-directory/the-plant-most-fundamental-to-life-on-earth
Anna Hunt, Staff Writer
Waking Times

“Enlightenment without action is hallucination.” ~ Unknown

The forests in most countries around the equator, such as the Brazilian Amazon, have suffered greatly. In the 1960’s they were cut down to make way for cattle ranching and crop cultivation. At that time, governments were quick to loosen their restrictions on protected lands to benefit from high beef prices, driven by the growing fast food industry and foreign agricultural interests. Thanks to funding from McDonald’s, Burger King and Wendy’s, governments were able to give subsidies to local farmers to burn down sections of the rainforest and make room for cattle pastures, as well as cultivate large quantities of crop such as soybean and African palm.

As commerce expanded in tropical regions during the 1970’s and 80’s, transportation projects, the lumber industry, and the need for new fertile soil for crops were culprits to even more deforestation. Within four decades of 1960, people had cut down about one-fifth of the Amazon, which is the largest continuous forest on the planet and responsible for providing around 20 percent of the Earth’s oxygen. All rainforests around the equator suffered greatly. In 2004 deforestation rates started to slow significantly, yet today oil drilling threatens what is left of fragile rainforest lands.

It’s time to lift our blinders and acknowledge something that we all already know: trees are VITAL to the current of life on planet Earth. They sequester carbon dioxide gasses out of the atmosphere; they produce oxygen needed for human survival; they play an important role in the rainfall cycle; they keep our soil fertile and prevent erosion; they protect and nurture millions of animal and insect species – including us humans! Never mind the beauty and magnificence that they bring into our holographic reality, and the joy one can find when sitting under a tree to enjoy a picnic or book

Don’t Expect Someone Else to Fix the Problem

Sadly, governments around the world are not equally concerned with the environment as they are with economic growth, security and societal power. Lawmakers are easily swayed by corporate interests to ensure growth and prosperity based on short-term economic measurements. With each day, more environmental rules are put into place to protect the planet’s fragile resources, yet not so long ago policies completely ignored the detrimental effects of cutting down large areas of tropical forests. Even new rules are many times ignored, or corporations given a reprieve if they break the rules in the name of “public interest” (aka corporate growth).

While mainstream media gives the impression of a rising environmental awareness on the part of industry and corporations, once one takes the time to research outside of the mainstream, s/he often finds that experts and lawmakers are lobbied to satisfy corporate interests and paint a picture that conceals the dismal health of our planet.

When it comes to reforestation, less-wealthy governments have been receiving some money from first-world conservation organizations with the purpose of planting trees, yet these funds are rarely funneled into real communities and little focus is given to bio-diversity. A large share of funds gets tied up in bureaucratic administration of reforestation efforts. What is left is put into reforesting areas that are already protected, but little is done about the barren lands in local communities that now suffer due to the decisions of their grandfathers to accept subsidies in the 1960’s and burn down primary rainforests.

Why is Deforestation Such a Problem

On a local level, deforestation in countries such as Ecuador, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Brazil, etc, has resulted in the following:

After years of crop cultivation, little shade and decreasing animal activity, the soil is dying, and thus it is increasingly difficult for communities to grow their own food.

Because of poor soil, farmers use fertilizers and herbicides, which are toxic to the environment and all living things.

Natural water sources, which used to provide water to animals and crops on local lands, have dried up or offer very little water, especially during the dry season that last about half of the year in most tropical regions.

Local communities of countries you’re hardly familiar with might not motivate you to do anything. I get it. If you’re living in the US or Europe, you’re probably very comfortable. You don’t grow your own food and have a lovely grocery store with lots of healthy organic foods to choose from just around the corner. Or you can order what you need from Amazon – the website. But deforestation around the equator is a global problem. It is everyone’s problem. Here’s why:

It is contributing to higher temperatures and a quicker evaporation process and has thus impaired the hydrological cycle – the rainfall cycle – of the planet.

It is one of the main causes of the spiraling loss of plant, animal and insect species, which threatens the overall balance of our planet.

“Bio-diversity is the specialization of the chain of life. Our strength and our beauty come from our bio-diversity. If one of the links changes, we don’t know what’s going to happen.” ~ Jennifer Smith, Community Carbon Trees in Costa Rica

You CAN Make a Difference

People are ready to make a difference. Many of us acknowledge that our planet is under attack. We want to do something to help.

The ones of us that can, build earthships or tiny homes, buy electric or hybrid cars, or leave their high-powered corporate careers to become conservationists in third-world countries. Some of us support local farmers, participate in neighborhood gardens and tree plantings, use reusable grocery bags and limit consumption of fossil fuels.

But let’s be realistic – many of us awakened human beings, whether you’re willing to admit it or not, are preparing for the holidays by filling up our SUVs with plastic toys, fancy clothes and new electronics, designed to be obsolete within the next two to three years. We end up driving endless hours or flying thousands of miles to see distant family, and consuming a large amount of food that we had no hand in growing.

So this holiday season, do something that helps offset your impact on the planet. Here’s an idea – support reforestation along the equator. Instead of buying stuff, sponsor a tree for someone.

Considering the high cost of air travel, you may not be able to personally travel to Latin America and start planting trees, but helping financially is a great way to support reforestation groups such asCommunity Carbon Trees – a dynamic organization in Costa Rica with 14 years of ground-roots work in reforesting by hiring and training local Costa Rican landowners (and yes, my inspiration for this article).

Financial donations are an easy, but important, way to make a global difference and offset your carbon footprint. Where will your money make the most impact? Jennifer Smith, the Founder and President of Community Carbon Trees, suggests looking for organizations that focus on planting a variety of trees and stay away from mono-cropping (which is planting only one type of tree in an area); ones that stress the importance of tree maintenance during the first critical three to four years of their life; and, when possible, ones that focus on reforesting large, continuous areas close to the equator, where trees sequester carbon dioxide 365 days a year and can have the most impact on lowering global temperatures. Most importantly, Smith stresses the significance of working with reforestation groups that involve local farmers, women and landowners to participate in the reforestation process, so through your donations, you can empower local communities and ensure past mistakes are not repeated.

Sponsor a tree with Community Carbon Trees here: http://www.communitycarbontrees-costarica.com/sponsor_now.php

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<![CDATA[ET’s & Shadow Governments – What Else Does This Astronaut Know?]]>Wed, 26 Nov 2014 17:55:17 GMThttp://www.stevenlanier.com/main-article-directory/ets-shadow-governments-what-else-does-this-astronaut-know
Buck Rogers,

What would happen if the government came out and acknowledged that extra-terrestrials are operating here on planet Earth? Would society break down and come to a screeching halt overnight, or would things pretty much just carry on, business as usual, with everyone showing up for work on time the day after the announcement?

What would happen to our so-called democracy if the government publicly admitted that the military had fallen under the control of an unaccountable shadowy cabal, who possesses advanced alien technologies? Would people still turn out to vote?

In a recent interview, Apollo 14 astronaut and founder of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, Dr. Edgar Mitchell again gave his remarks on these topics, something he has been doing publicly for a number of years now. He has participated in many interviews and documentaries, such as the widely-viewed film, Sirius (Dr. Steven Greer, 2013), about the existence and reality of extra-terrestrials and secret energy and propulsion systems.

Also the author of a number of fascinating books, including The Way of the Explorer: An Apollo Astronaut’s Journey Through the Material and Mystical Worlds, Dr. Mitchell is a pioneer in the scientific exploration of consciousness, and his words have impact.

He states with confidence that aliens are real and are here on Earth, that their propulsion and energy technologies are also here and would be available to us, but that a cabal, or shadow government, appears to have control over the military. Furthermore, the extra-terrestrials here appear to be concerned with the survival of the human race, not its destruction. Dr. Mitchell comments, pointing to events during the cold war where nuclear missiles failed to fire as a result of alien intervention:

“I haven’t had personal interaction with aliens, however, I know all of the research people, on a first name basis, both in the Unites States and Europe, South America, as a matter of fact in all of the Western world. I know, am on a first name basis with, all of the investigators that are working in this area…. As far as I can tell, the ones [aliens] that I have seen the most of and know the most about seem to be trying to help us, not harm us or hinder us.” – Dr. Edgar Mitchell

His experience on the Apollo 14 lunar mission in 1971, during which he became the sixth person to walk on the moon’s surface, was of deep spiritual significance to him, changing the course of his life and compelling him to establish one of the world’s leading foundations for research on human consciousness.

Yet, when asked about the existence of a shadow government that has access to the military and advanced technologies, he replies:

“I can’t tell you much about it, except that I agree with you… there seems to be a cabal that knows more about some of this than a lot of us do. Now, I have a little bit of knowledge into it, but not a lot, and that we think our government has people that know all the answers but that’s not necessarily true, and we’re just going to have to wait and see how that all comes out… I’m well aware of the behind-the-scenes work that’s going on, I just can’t put it into a formalized statement of any kind.”  -Dr. Edgar Mitchell

When he speaks about the state of the world, he displays considerable reverence for the environment. He has dedicated his recent years to the study and advocacy of sustainability, looking for progress in the fields of propulsion and zero-point energy production, which he says are the means by which alien races are able to visit planet Earth.

Take a listen to the recent interview with Dr. Mitchell here:

Conclusion

Now in his eighties, Dr. Mitchell’s personal accomplishments and contributions to science will, without question, live on beyond his lifetime, however, his comments on these issues are rather puzzling. How do we connect the dots between what we see happening in our world and what people like Dr. Mitchell say is happening behind the curtains of this illusion?

The information and available opinions on ETs and alien technologies are always left incomplete in similar ways, introducing doubt and offering no concrete proof.

We live in interesting times, and everything is being questioned. For every old cultural “truth”, there are a handful of theories that blow apart any official version of events. Even something as impactful as the lunar landings of the late 60’s and 70’s aren’t immune to skepticism, and some have assembled compelling opinions that the moon landings were staged, theatrical events.

The world is hungry for truth right now, but truth seems to become ever more elusive and polymorphic.

Many would like to know the whole story about extra-terrestrials, alien propulsion technologies, shadow governments, and so much more. So, when a renowned astronaut and pioneer of human consciousness studies says with confidence that extra-terrestrials are already here on planet Earth, and that the military is under the control of a secret shadow government, how does this affect your worldview?

About the Author

Buck Rogers is the earth bound incarnation of that familiar part of our timeless cosmic selves, the rebel within. He is a surfer of ideals and meditates often on the promise of happiness in a world battered by the angry seas of human thoughtlessness. He is a staff writer for WakingTimes.com.

Sources:

http://www.cell.com/current-biology/abstract/S0960-9822(14)01212-3

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-29939672


This article is offered under Creative Commons license. It’s okay to republish it anywhere as long as attribution bio is included and all links remain intact.
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<![CDATA[Frequency, DNA and The Human Body]]>Tue, 25 Nov 2014 15:44:12 GMThttp://www.stevenlanier.com/main-article-directory/frequency-dna-and-the-human-body
J. Richardson, Prevent Disease

Your entire existence…all matter, all life, all experiences–everything owes its existence in the physical world to frequency. Absolutely everything is frequency. You cannot have an experience on this planet without attracting it through frequency. Every emotion, including love and hate tunes into a specific frequency. Health has a frequency. Disease has frequency. Your organs are each tuned to a specific frequency as is your entire body which resonates at its own frequency. You are a symphony of frequencies while you project yourself through this universe and create your physical reality. You are a master of your energy, and thus you are able to control everything you are, everything you do, everything you experience. From the day you are born until the day you die, nothing will ever change the fact that you are both a frequency emitter and receiver in flux with your internal and external environment.

DNA possesses two structural characteristics of fractal antennas, electronic conduction and self symmetry. Electrical conduction allows the movement of electrically charged particles within the body and that flow produces our life force.

Life itself as we know it is inextricably interwoven with geometric forms, from the angles of atomic bonds in the molecules of the amino acids, to the helical spirals of DNA, to the spherical prototype of the cell, to the first few cells of an organism which assume vesical, tetrahedral, and star (double) tetrahedral forms prior to the diversification of tissues for different physiological functions.

The molecules of our DNA, the cornea of our eye, snow flakes, pine cones, flower petals, diamond crystals, the branching of trees, a nautilus shell, the star we spin around, the galaxy we spiral within, the air we breathe, and all life forms as we know them emerge out of timeless geometric codes.

Our human bodies on this planet all developed with a common geometric progression from one to two to four to eight primal cells and beyond.

The universe is more than 99.999% empty space, including our own bodies. All physical things are made of atoms which are mostly empty space. If the nucleus was the size of a marble, the electrons would be specks of dust a half mile away. Every physical thing has that much empty space in it. Inside that empty space is intelligence and frequency.

Almost everywhere we look, the mineral intelligence embodied within crystalline structures follows a geometry unfaltering in its exactitude. The lattice patterns of crystals all express the principles of mathematical perfection and repetition of a fundamental essence, each with a characteristic spectrum of resonances defined by the angles, lengths and relational orientations of its atomic components.

Golden ratio of segments in 5-pointed star (pentagram) were considered sacred to plato and pythagoras in their mystery schools. Note that each larger (or smaller) section is related by the phi ratio, so that a power series of the golden ratio raised to successively higher (or lower) powers are automatically generated

Fibonacci ratios appear in the ratio of the number of spiral arms in daisies, in the chronology of rabbit populations, in the sequence of leaf patterns as they twist around a branch, and a myriad of places in nature where self-generating patterns are in effect. The sequence is the rational progression towards the irrational number embodied in the quintessential golden ratio.

The world and the universe around us are filled with sacred geometry and the golden ratio. From seashells to the human body, from the cosmos to the atom, all forms are permeated with the shapes found in sacred geometry.While sacred geometry theories can be verified mathematically, it is also a field which holds much interest to many different religious communities who can find that it holds deep spiritual meaning for them. Scientists, archaeologists, mathematicians, and many spiritual seekers study sacred geometry as well.

The human genome is packed with at least four million gene switches that reside in bits of DNA that once were dismissed as “junk” but it turns out that so-called junk DNA plays critical roles in controlling how cells, organs and other tissues behave. The discovery, considered a major medical and scientific breakthrough, has enormous implications for human health and consciousness because many complex diseases appear to be caused by tiny changes in hundreds of gene switches.

As scientists delved into the “junk” — parts of the DNA that are not actual genes containing instructions for proteins — they discovered a complex system that controls genes. At least 80 percent of this DNA is active and needed. Another 15-17 percent has higher functions scientists are still decoding.

Most of the molecules in the body are electrical dipoles. These dipoles electronically function like transducers in that they are able to turn acoustic waves into electrical waves and electrical waves into acoustic waves.

A number of membrane proteins as well as DNA consist of helical coils, which may allow them to electronically function as inductor coils. Biological tissues may possess superconducting properties. If certain membrane proteins and the DNA actually function as electrical inductors they may enable the cell to transiently produce very high electrical voltages.

Chronic disease occurs when voltage drops below a certain voltage. Cells then don’t have enough energy to work correctly and amount of oxygen in cells drops, switching from aerobic (oxygen- available) metabolism to anaerobic (oxygen diminished) metabolism.

The natural properties of biomolecular structures enables cell components and whole cells to oscillate and interact resonantly with other cells. The cells of the body and cellular components possess the ability to function as electrical resonators.

Professor H. Frohlich has predicted that the fundamental oscillation in cell membranes occurs at frequencies of the order of 100 GHz and that biological systems possess the ability to create and utilize coherent oscillations and respond to external oscillations.

Because cell membranes are composed of dielectric materials a cell will behave as dielectric resonator and will produce an evanescent electromagnetic field in the space around itself. This field does not radiate energy but is capable of interacting with similar systems.

The applications of certain frequencies by frequency generating devices can enhance or interfere with cellular resonance and cellular metabolic and electrical functions. The changes in the degree that water is structured in a cell or in the ECM will affect the configurations and liquid crystal properties of proteins, cell membranes, organelle membranes and DNA.

Healthy tissues have more structured water than unhealthy tissues. Clinicians who recognize this fact have found that certain types of music, toning, chanting, tuning forks, singing bowls, magnetic waters, certain types of frequency generators, phototherapy treatments and homeopathic preparations can improve water structuring in the tissues and health when they are correctly utilized. Electricity, charge carriers and electrical properties of cells.

The cells of the body are composed of matter. Matter itself is composed of atoms, which are mixtures of negatively charged electrons, positively charged protons and electrically neutral neutrons. When an electron is forced out of its orbit around the nucleus of an atom the electron’s action is known as electricity. An electron, an atom, or a material with an excess of electrons has a negative charge.

There are multiple structures in cells that act as electronic components. If biological tissues and components of biological tissues can receive, transduce and transmit electric, acoustic, magnetic, mechanical and thermal vibrations then this may help explain such phenomena as:

1. Biological reactions to atmospheric electromagnetic and ionic disturbance (sunspots, thunder storms and earthquakes).

2. Biological reactions to the earth’s geomagnetic and Schumann fields.

3. Biological reactions to hands on healing.

4. Biological responses to machines that produce electric, magnetic, photonic and acoustical vibrations (frequency generators).

5. Medical devices that detect, analyze and alter biological electromagnetic fields (the biofield).

6. How techniques such as acupuncture, moxibustion, and laser (photonic) acupuncture can result in healing effects and movement of Chi?

7. How body work such as deep tissue massage, rolfing, physical therapy, chiropractics can promote healing?

8. Holographic communication.

9. How neural therapy works

10. How electrodermal screening works

11. How some individuals have the capability of feeling, interpreting and correcting alterations in another individual’s biofield

Electric fields need to be measured not just as strong or weak, but also as low carriers or high carriers of information.

The Russian biophysicist and molecular biologist Pjotr Garjajev and his colleagues also explored the vibrational behavior of the DNA. The bottom line was: “Living chromosomes function just like solitonic/holographic computers using the endogenous DNA laser radiation.” This means that they managed for example to modulate certain frequency patterns onto a laser ray and with it influenced the DNA frequency and thus the genetic information itself.

Because electric fields conventionally defined as strong thermally may be low in biological information content and electric fields conventionally considered as thermally weak or non-ionizing may be high in biological information content if the proper receiving equipment exists in biological tissues. Weak electromagnetic fields are: bioenergetic, bioinformational, non-ionizing and non-thermal and exert measurable biological effects. Weak electromagnetic fields have effects on biological organisms, tissues and cells that are highly frequency specific and the dose response curve is non linear. Because the effects of weak electromagnetic fields are non-linear, fields in the proper frequency and amplitude windows may produce large effects, which may be beneficial or harmful.

Homeopathy is an example of use weak field with a beneficial electromagnetic effect. Examples of a thermally weak, but high informational content fields of the right frequency range are visible light and healing touch. Biological tissues have electronic components that can receive, transduce, transmit weak electronic signals that are actually below thermal noise.

Biological organisms use weak electromagnetic fields (electric and photonic) to communicate with all parts of themselves An electric field can carry information through frequency and amplitude fluctuations.

Biological organisms are holograms.

Those healthy biological organisms have coherent biofields and unhealthy organisms have field disruptions and unintegrated signals. It is said that frequency and thus vibration is the variable of dependence. The genetic wave information from DNA, recorded within the polarizations of connected photons, being quantum-nonlocal, constitutes a broadband radio wave spectrum correlated by means of polarizations with the photons.

There is at present on our planet, a great schism in belief regarding resonant frequency. There are those who believe that yes, we all vibrate to the same frequency, whether it is the vibrational rate of the energy points or the vibrational rate of the liver. And many of these are people who believe they have indeed figured out the vibrational rate of the various organs, other bodily parts and etheric fields have invented instruments, made tapes or created machines which will somehow project the correct resonant frequency back in to the body to heal what ails you.

Then, there are others who believe that we are all unique vibratory beings; that the frequencies of our organs and bodily systems may be different and are not the same.

One fact will always remain…we are all energy bounded by frequency. How we interpret ourselves and our universe is guided by the one elusive concept that scientists still find mysterious, yet intriguing. Until that day comes when more research is devoted to how frequencies affect our entire existence, the answers to those mysteries will remain unanswered.

About the Author

Josh Richardson is blogger, healer, and a constant pursuer of the natural state of human consciousness.

Sources: 
spiraloflight.com
royalrife.com
healingsounds.com
audiophile.org
nytimes.com

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<![CDATA[Did Tesla Have An E.T. Connection?]]>Mon, 24 Nov 2014 18:40:18 GMThttp://www.stevenlanier.com/main-article-directory/did-tesla-have-an-et-connectionby Omar Fehimovic

Nikola Tesla was one of the greatest minds of all time and was considered to be the father of the 21st century. There were rumours that Tesla received his inventions from E.T. sources. Was this the main reason every step Tesla made was monitored by the elite?

Hidden in plain sight

Many devices that we use today contain Tesla’s patents, ideas, concepts. Most people have no idea that Tesla is behind these inventions. However, we rarely hear his name mentioned, especially in school books. His genius was often too much both for ordinary people and the elite.  From bankers like JP Morgan to politicians, jealous, scientists, and others, the goal was to not only stop him from bringing these inventions to humanity but to steal them while keeping it out of the public eye.

His research was a threat to everything humanity was allowed to know. Could there have been something hidden about Tesla that was an even bigger threat?

Tesla’s entrance into this world

Tesla’s birth is mentioned in many stories, especially in the region of the Balkans. Tesla was born on July 10th, 1856 in a village in what was then Austro-Hungarian empire which is modern-day Croatia. His mother had a midwife helping her that night when Nikola was about to be born. There was relentless thunder outside. The story goes on to say that the midwife was very scared, but Tesla’s mother told her not to be afraid, that her child would be a very important person. When the midwife started getting used to relentless thunder outside the house, she asked Tesla’s mother how she knew the baby would be a very important person. Tesla’s mother responded that she did not know how but she simply knew.

His very birth was an interesting event because later Tesla literally played with thunder in his experiments and was born during similar circumstances. Just like his mother knew that her child would become an important person, Tesla simply knew what to do and would create complete devices in his mind before experiments. Another interesting thing is that his father was a Serb Orthodox priest and his son was anything but his father in terms of understanding the universe.

Tesla was also born in a region that was not particularly known for anything at that time. If you believe many Tesla followers that Tesla himself was an alien who incarnated in this world, the question is why he chose the family and the region for his birth and why there was such a storm while he was being born.

The period in which Tesla was born coincided with the old Zoharic prophecy about the opening of the gates of wisdom upon the earth. Coincidentally, Einstein was born during this time as well.

Tesla’s childhood

The “genius who lit the world”, as some call him, witnessed a terrible accident at the age of seven. In 1863 Tesla’s brother Danijel was killed in a riding accident. Tesla was in a state of shock and was reported to have started seeing visions. Many people have said that Tesla suffered from lifelong mental illnesses caused by the loss of his brother. A more logical explanation is that this shock served as a trigger in Tesla’s mind (as it happens to many people who witness terrible things) and that it prepared him for the unique way of using his mind.    

Tesla’s life was very dramatic. At an early age he showed the superiority of his mind and was fascinated with thunderstorms and lightning. It is possible that this was also caused by the impressions of the storm when he was born. Nikola was fascinated with electricity and was absolutely determined that he would harness the power of the Universe to help humanity.

Tesla’s downloads

In 1882, the idea of a brushless AC motor simply came to him as Tesla was walking. He sketched the images in the sand. That is the first story about how he would simply have an idea in an instant, create the whole design in his head, and then simply start building it from scratch.

When Tesla moved to New York in 1884, he was hired as an engineer at Thomas Edison’s headquarters. Edison was impressed with Tesla and told Tesla he would give him 50 thousand dollars for a better design of his DC dynamos. Tesla experimented for months. However, when he presented his solution, Edison did not give Tesla any money and Tesla quit.

Tesla then decided to work alone and ideas kept coming one after another. In 1887 and 1888 he was granted more than 30 patents for his inventions. George Westinghouse, Edison’s major competitor, was very interested in Tesla’s work. What followed is one of the greatest and strangest stories of all time.

Tesla kept creating more and more, sleeping only two hours at night. Tesla would stay awake 22 hours a day, taking a nap 15 - 20 minutes for every four hours awake. This started when he was very young. When he was studying in Graz, Austria, Tesla became very good at playing billiards. Sometimes he would play more than 48 hours in a stretch. Also, once Tesla worked in his laboratory for 84 hours without any rest or sleep.

To the people around him this was simply incredible. Tesla had unusual amounts of energy and would get complete schematics in an instant. All this and much more points to two possible conclusions: Tesla was an E.T. or Tesla was able to contact them and the invisible realms and that is how he would get his ideas and energy.

Probably the most famous Tesla quote regarding his communication with other realms is:

"My brain is only a receiver. In the Universe there is a core from which we obtain knowledge, strength, and inspiration. I have not penetrated into the secrets of this core, but I know that it exists."

Tesla openly stated that his brain was a receiver and that the knowledge came from a core. Was he trying to mask the fact that he was communicating with an E.T. race that many say he was a part of? It is possible, but it is certainly much easier to explain his incredible work to the public in this way, saying that he was doing something that Da Vinci and Einstein were also famous for – communication with other realms.

Another quote is very interesting:

My method is different. I do not rush into actual work. When I get a new idea, I start at once building it up in my imagination and make improvements and operate the device in my mind. When I have gone so far as to embody everything in my invention, every possible improvement I can think of, and when I see no fault anywhere, I put into concrete form the final product of my brain.

The whole process explained in his words, an invention in his brain without any drawing, experiments, something most people can only dream of, yet so natural to Tesla. Was it possible because he communicated with E.T.’s, other realms, the core as he called it?

Intelligent electrical signals from space

Nikola Tesla built a laboratory in Colorado Springs, Colorado, in 1899, to experiment with high frequency electricity and other phenomena. In that laboratory he received and recorded cosmic radio waves on his sensitive instruments. He announced that he received extraterrestrial radio signals. The scientific community in 1899 did not believe him, because knowledge of cosmic radio signals did not exist at that time.

Here is what Tesla said about the signals:

"I can never forget the first sensations I experienced when it dawned upon me that I had observed something possibly of incalculable consequences to mankind. I felt as though I were present at the birth of a new knowledge or the revelation of a great truth.

My first observations positively terrified me as there was present in them something mysterious, not to say supernatural, and I was alone in my laboratory at night; but at that time the idea of these disturbances being intelligently controlled signals did not yet present itself to me.

The changes I noted were taking place periodically and with such a clear suggestion of number and order that they were not traceable to any cause known to me. I was familiar, of course, with such electrical disturbances as are produced by the sun, Aurora Borealis, and earth currents, and I was as sure as I could be of any fact that these variations were due to none of these causes.

The nature of my experiments precluded the possibility of the changes being produced by atmospheric disturbances, as has been rashly asserted by some. It was sometime afterward when the thought flashed upon my mind that the disturbances I had observed might be due to an intelligent control. Although I could not at the time decipher their meaning, it was impossible for me to think of them as having been entirely accidental. The feeling is constantly growing on me that I had been the first to hear the greeting of one planet to another. A purpose was behind these electrical signals."

This is very revealing- Tesla openly stated that he had the feeling that he had been the first to hear the greeting of one planet to another. Here Tesla went further and replaced the core that he had mentioned with a direct link with E.T. life. It seems that to an open mind person it cannot be any clearer.

At the time, it was surmised by prominent scientists that Mars would be a likely haven for intelligent life in our solar system, and Tesla at first thought these signals may be originating from the red planet. He would later change this viewpoint as he became more adept at translating the mysterious signals. Near the end of his life, Tesla had developed several inventions that allegedly could send powerful amounts of energy to other planets.

"The signals are too strong to have traveled the great distances from Mars to Earth," wrote Tesla. "So I am forced to admit to myself that the sources must come from somewhere in nearby space or even the moon. I am certain however, that the creatures that communicate with each other every night are not from Mars, or possibly from any other planet in our solar system."

Tesla said he had flashes, some kind of light, and then he would get his ideas. He never said that the images in his mind were holographic, but some researchers claim that it was exactly what was going on in his mind. It may have been similar to what computers do today when they create models, rotate them, and analyze all possibilities needed to complete the task.

Tesla wrote letters to friends in which he talked about mysterious signals. He was convinced that the communication was with E.T’s. Tesla was not very popular in those days and many newspapers mocked him for saying that he was in contact with some kind of space intelligence. What the press wrote was almost certainly ordered by those who did not want Tesla to succeed in his intentions. So what better way to belittle him than say that he was a mad scientist who thought he was in contact with aliens? It often works in our so-called modern age, so it definitely worked such a long time ago.

The first clean energy

When speaking of Tesla, we cannot forget about Wardenclyffe Tower that was located in Long Island, New York. The tower was 187 feet to the top and 120 feet into the ground. What Tesla had in mind were various wireless transmitter points all over Earth. Tesla wanted to move energy from one tower to the next wirelessly. No, we are not talking about wireless technology like we have today, which is very toxic and harmful. This was clean energy to be used interplanetary.

Researchers at MIT managed to transmit power wirelessly only 100 years after Tesla and at a much shorter distance. 100 years is a lot of time and it is hard to believe that it took so much time for scientists to imitate Tesla to some extent.

Tesla wanted to give free energy to humanity but the Tower was demolished in 1908. J.P. Morgan was the founder of the project. When he discovered what Tesla’s intentions were, he did everything to stop him. Tesla also invented beam weapons, wireless power transmission, antigravity devices, anti-war shields, and a plethora of other suppressed inventions.

Can we prove that Tesla had contact with alien intelligence? If we take a closer look at what Tesla did, said, and created, we can at least say that he had the ability to tune into the core that he talked about.

His life was full of drama, sci-fi-like stories, synchronicities, and many interesting things and events. But is there proof that Tesla had ET contact? If we accept the fact that we live within the visible light in that tiny fraction of what we call space, we can also accept that some consider our reality to be a projection in our minds. Proof is just in the physical realm that we decode, but Tesla was not limited by visible light. His genius can almost certainly be attributed to his communication with other realms and probably aliens themselves. 

Tesla was the most brilliant scientist that Earth has probably ever had, and he was not afraid to say that he believed in spirituality. This is not even common in the science community today. He was a spiritual scientist in communication with other realms and possibly E.T.’s- and left a legacy behind of bewilderment and awe in the true history of humankind.

About the author

Omar Fehimović was born in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia (modern-day Bosnia and Herzegovina) in 1971. At an early age he felt attracted to what we call reality and wanted to know more about it having a strong sensation that our reality was not what most people thought it was. During his elementary school days he felt a strong connection to the English language and Nikola Tesla, the electric genius who was born not far from where Omar was born. He became interested in the occult and esoteric having read so much about Tesla and he started researching many subjects in his 20s. Having become proficient in English at a very early age, he was able to expand his knowledge even more. In 2009 he became a free-lance interpreter, continuing his research in his free time. The current focus of his research is hidden meanings in the English language and modern culture, the Saturn-Moon Matrix and the afterlife. He can be contacted at his e-mail: sarajevo1971@yahoo.com or on Facebook: Omar Fehimović
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<![CDATA[The Top 5 Beyond the Mainstream Science Documentaries]]>Sun, 23 Nov 2014 15:56:03 GMThttp://www.stevenlanier.com/main-article-directory/the-top-5-beyond-the-mainstream-science-documentaries
We present our top 5 science documentaries from beyond the mainstream:

1. Man’s Right To Know – Wilhelm Reich & Orgone Energy

Man’s Right to Know is a 30 minute documentary telling the story of Wilhelm Reich’s life and his discoveries. Reich (24 March 1897 – 3 November 1957) was an Austrian psychoanalyst who is probably most known for his “discovery” of orgone energy, a life force  permeating everything which has electromagnetic properties. Although mainstream science has not fully approved this concept, we know that this idea exists in many cultures. In Japan it is called Ki, in China  it is known as Chi and in India it was named Prana. Reich was also known for his orgone accumulator, a device which  can supposedly heal various afflictions; he  also experimented with weather manipulation.

Reich’s life ended quite dramatically, he was thrown into jail as the American Food and Drug Administration obtained an injunction purporting that his work was a fraud. Over six tons of his publications were burned and Reich died of a heart attack  in jail.

2. Where Science And Buddhism Meet

This short documentary explains how some  classic Buddhist ideas correlate with certain scientific concepts. The author proposes that key Buddhist teachings are just other ways of understanding  reality. Some of the topics mentioned in this film include the quantum field, the fabric of the cosmos, the emptiness of atoms, etc.

3. The Global Brain – Peter Russell

In this fascinating video, based on a live audio-visual presentation from 1983, Peter Russell explores the idea that Earth is an integrated, self-regulating, living organism  and asks how humanity is related to the planet. Some of the areas he covers include: the biosphere and the evolution of the organisms, the stability of global temperatures, ocean salinity and other environmental factors  affecting the habitability of the Earth.

4. Athene’s Theory Of Everything

The scientific merit of this documentary has divided online opinion  in recent years, perhaps because it was produced by a gamer rather than a highly qualified scientist, but this  doesn’t necessarily  mean that its theories are invalid .

Bachir “Chiren” Boumaaza, aka Athene, is a well-known Internet personality, social activist and an eccentric professional gamer. One year before his film was released in 2011, Athene  disappeared from public view. During that time he was conducting  research into  quantum physics, general & special relativity, neuroscience and metaphysics. However, the claims presented in the documentary have not been peer-reviewed or confirmed by mainstream scientific bodies.

5. Reality And The Extended Mind

Is a documentary exploring the concept of consciousness from an alternative perspective. Conventional wisdom presumes that consciousness can be explained in terms of neural impulses occurring within the brain, however the group of scientists appearing in this film think otherwise. They propose that consciousness extends beyond our bodies and can interact with the world around us. One of the experiments supporting this claim is called The Global Consciousness Project where major events like 9/11 elicit widespread emotion or attract simultaneous attention from large groups of people. Numerous random number generators are used to determine the extent of their reactions to these phenomena and the output is measured in terms  of collective emotional behavior.
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<![CDATA[Do We Need A Degree To Be Educated?]]>Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:05:42 GMThttp://www.stevenlanier.com/main-article-directory/do-we-need-a-degree-to-be-educated
I recently saw a comment under a controversial video discussing , an archaeological site. The presenter is a well-known author and former musician but doesn’t have an academic background in archeology. Here is the comment:

“This guy isn’t an archaeologist. This is bullshit. Look him up on Google. He’s a fucking musician who just has a thing for African culture which is great and all that but it DOES NOT MAKE HIM A GEOLOGIST OR A SCIENTIST!”

We are often judged by our formal education diplomas.

However, it is worth asking ourselves these questions :

Does the fact that someone has no academic degree in a particular field mean that this person is not capable of being an expert on that topic?

And…

Why do we give so much credit to formal education in this information era when anyone who has internet access can learn almost anything for free?

To answer these questions, we should first review a few realities.

1. Higher Education Is Not Always Worth It

There are undoubtedly many benefits to be gained from going through a degree program, such as learning about theory and practice in one’s field and the higher likelihood of getting a job afterwards. But how much it is really worth remains a controversial issue. For example, in the US, the costs of tuition fees can reach up to almost $50,000 per year for a 4 year undergraduate program. This does not include accommodation, food or textbooks. International students can pay much more. Many students stack up astronomical debts which will take years to repay and many ultimately end up working in low-skilled jobs.

READ: Get a Free College Education in These 7 Countries

Moreover, the traditional model of education does not suit all types of learners. Conventional learning methods are not designed to stimulate experimentation, creativity and curiosity. Every learner is different and everyone has different learning styles yet mainstream education puts everybody into the same box. What often happens is that the system forces students to conform to preconceived standards which do not enhance their individual capabilities but actually suppress them.

2. We Can Learn More From the Internet These Days

We are living in the information age today; we have access to an enormous database of knowledge in nearly every field we can imagine, we can learn almost anything via video or text format. Increased access to lectures, journals, articles even documentary films and platforms like TED or Khan Academy allow us to watch lectures and study a broad range of topics for free. You can also find masses of documentaries and lectures on Youtube. Blogs, journals, free encyclopedias, forums and of course e-books are cheaper than paperbacks and you can also find so many texts online which are free nowadays.

3. There Are Many Unqualified Success Stories

The truth is that if you want to be good at something, it doesn’t matter if you get a formal education or not. If you are willing to work hard and you are smart enough, you can achieve anything. Many great minds didn’t even finish school, some didn’t go to college or university and very often didn’t study their specialist subject.

Lets us look at some examples:

Elon Musk, rocket scientist, self-taught programmer, self-taught inventor. Founder and chief technology officer of Space X, the first privately owned company sending rockets and spacecrafts into orbit. He lowered the cost of these technologies dramatically and plans to colonize Mars in the future. Among other achievements, he co-founded and became Chief Product Architect at Tesla Motors, the first company to commercialize electric cars. He was also involved in Paypal and Solar City, which creates solar panels. Although he studied Physics and Business at university this was vestigial to the education needed for engineering these technologies. When asked how he learned about all of these subjects, he said:

“I read a lot of books and talked to a lot of, a lot of smart people”

Sir Richard Branson left school at the age of 16 and  struggled to study due to his dyslexia. Almost half a century later, he runs over 400 companies and is currently involved in commercial space travel and high-tech architecture among many other industries.

Lech Walesa, born in Poland, a former electrician with no higher education, fought communism in the 80s and gained huge popularity after creating the first independent trade union in the Soviet bloc. He then won the Nobel Peace Price and became president of Poland from 1990 to 1995.

Steve Jobs was the co-founder of Apple, one of the most successful companies in history. Despite only studying at college for a few months, he was able to reinvent personal computing and create the most popular hardware and software of our time.

Michael Faraday, who received virtually no formal education and had to work in the bookshop to help his family from the age of 13, managed to teach himself by reading books. He became one of the most influential scientists in history and revolutionized our understanding of electricity.

These are just a few examples of independent learners but there are many others who succeeded. Times are changing and anyone can learn almost anything these days without attending formal educational institutions. The path we choose is up to us. Thanks to the Internet, new careers and industries are emerging and they  are often  led by self-taught visionaries.

About the Author

Mike Sygula is a blogger and activist promoting alternative ideas to raise public consciousness of the important issues facing humankind. He is currently involved in establishing Awe Academy, an open source learning and teaching platform. You can learn more about Awe Academy here. Clickhere to read more articles by Mike Sygula, or follow him on Facebook: Follow him on Facebook.https://www.facebook.com/mike.sygula

Sources:

http://www.buzzfeed.com/suits/very-successful-people-without-a-college-degree

http://elitedaily.com/news/business/100-top-entrepreneurs-succeeded-college-degree/

http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/139113/jal-mehta/why-american-education-fails

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<![CDATA[The Orchestra of Reality – Science, Spirituality and Symbolism]]>Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:42:25 GMThttp://www.stevenlanier.com/main-article-directory/the-orchestra-of-reality-science-spirituality-and-symbolism
I am an ‘ordinary’ native, yet for near half of my life I have experienced an extraordinary interconnection with the external world. Some might call it spirituality, others might call it being tapped in and some simply classify it as religion or the paranormal. But in fact the blurring of the lines between one person’s mind and the rest of reality has been called many things by many cultures and traditions who have attempted to explain it over the course of humanity’s history.

No matter what you call this world-wide and timeless phenomenon, most people have personally had extraordinary experiences, too.

Some obvious examples include: thinking of someone not heard from in a long time and then running into or receiving a phone call from them; knowing information intuitively which turns out to be true; feeling a loved one’s pain or knowing something is wrong when they sustain a serious injury or in unfortunate circumstances pass away; telepathic experiences between close friends or family members, particularly twins; out-body-experiences (OBEs); near-death-experiences (NDEs); deep meditation; psychedelic expansion; and having an experience such as a dream or premonition before it eventuates in the future.

Examples of less intensity can include: having a feeling of being watched only to turn around and catch out someone looking at them; having a conversation about a concept which then eerily happens to occur within their immediate future; knowing what another person is going to say next even if they don’t know them; having strong emotion or thought which then continues to be mysteriously reflected around them in their experience, such as through music, movies, conversations etc.; having a series of experiences over a short period of time that are relevant to a particular theme in a person’s mind; experiences which occur with such precise timing that it feels uncanny in nature; and ongoing moments of external reflections which seem ordered and interrelated to the context of internal thoughts and feelings.

Subjective World vs. Objective World

I have a normal nine-to-five job working with kids and families fulfilling a myriad of therapeutic roles, and I have come from a background consisting of many identities and robust experiences. Yet I’m just like every other person in the sense that I want to find the meaning to life. We are currently working it out in the context of the two dominating metaphysical theories of reality, although I admit what follows is a layman account of this debate.

On one side there is the scientific orthodox view that the objective world of matter is the primary stuff of reality, which is inherently inert and purposeless (usually a form of Materialism), or that something else is primary, mostly described as Ideas, Phenomena, Mind or God (usually a form of Idealism or Phenomenalism). In our current era both views are generally assumed to be Monistic (i.e. there is only one fundamental thing) contrasted to the philosophy of Dualism (there are two distinct fundamental things).

Anyone who is aware of this divide (which I believe is one of the most important debates of humanity’s history) will know that there is a justifiable focus on scientific evidence, most notably the quantum sciences. As time progresses, evidence is accumulating from many scientific disciplines in complex and sometimes more mysterious ways, and in many cases greater questions than answers have been generated.

There is also a momentum of interest from many layman layers of society and it has even reached the point where either-side fundamentalists have resorted to abusive, arrogant and condescending tactics under the assumption that their point of view is correct.

But the fact remains that this question has not been concretely solved with both philosophical examination and scientific evidence, and therefore in that context the debate continues to remain open. It is in fact argued that it may never be solved due to the incapacity of the human mind or that it would take a scientific paradigm shift to begin to truly answer the question.

I should mention that there is philosophical and scientific justification for rejecting the materialist philosophy of reality, in part because the validity and nature of the subjective world defies explicability. In any case, I contextualise this debate because it is important given the personal interconnected experience many people live as their reality. I don’t, however, want to get too caught up in this ancient and incomplete debate as we only have so much time to live, and live well, so let us shift our focus.

There are many people watching this arm wrestle whilst entertaining a similar question: if there is an interconnecting principle which unifies the subjective and objective worlds as the true nature of reality, what could that essence be? Let’s assume for a moment there is an interconnecting principle: then what does that mean for the individual person’s life? Clearly most people aren’t experiencing mind-blowing phenomena every day of their lives, so if there is an essence which validates and interconnects both the subject and the object, then what does that mean for our practical day to day experience? And if it is true, then how could those people who don’t currently believe it be convinced that it is, not just via philosophical endeavour and scientific evidence, but through their own subjective experience?

It is here that we have arrived at the basis of this article: this is my layman account of many years experiencing interconnection in my daily life.

The Tool of Symbolism

Many moons ago, as a young man, I began to entertain questions like: “the universe is either doing nothing or something, yet what is it doing nothing or something within?” Nowadays it is mostly agreed that the universe is not just expanding but also accelerating due to a force coined dark energy. Yet the question still stands, where is the universe? Still back in the haze, I once asked myself: “In one word, what is the meaning of life?” My answer was “growth,” because everywhere I looked everything appeared to be changing and becoming something else.

Many areas of reality also seemed to have a natural or purposeful urge to grow and in some cases it would continue that path until it could not grow any further. Examples I considered were myself, collective knowledge, technology, culture, humanity, the biosphere and the universe, and my consciousness itself; it was all becoming its new self in each new moment.

So, I concluded that a major aspect of understanding reality was to understand my new self in each moment so that I could consciously accelerate my growth into the next. Suddenly I had meaning and purpose.

Even with such mind bending questions, I still upheld a disconnected view of my relationship to the universe. Ironically, I was experiencing something externally equal to not just my actions, but also my thoughts, which ultimately triggered my focus on interconnection.

Yet due to a lack of experience, I hadn’t considered that the internal and external could be intimately the same.

It took a particularly open-minded and intuitive former partner in crime, who in retrospect turned out to be wise beyond her years (like she always hinted), as a reflection which encouraged a serious pursuit to understand what this meant. She taught me about love and magic and even though I didn’t at that time believe in magic, what was apparent, with even more amplification and momentum after our relationship split, was that these strange coincidences were staying for good.

I asked myself: “How is it possible that the outside of me could reflect what was going on inside my head?” This attractive force had consistent experiential results and was the basis for both my rational and intuitive quest to understand what was really happening with reality itself.

So off I was on my journey, alone and confused, but armed withlove. Although I was open-minded I was still a critical sceptic; I wanted the truth after all. So, based on controversial but seemingly significant connections—the ‘equal’ themes and patterns in my unfolding experience that were increasingly hard to ignore—I started with the theory that “this is most probably all in my own head.”

It was at first clear that I needed to determine what the chance was that these interconnecting experiences could occur. I thought something like: “Okay the chance of that internal concept manifesting in external experience is about 1000 to 1.”

Soon I realised that these experiences were evolving with each other. I then conceived: “Well, calculating that a is in relation to b which is in relation to c, the chance of that happening is somewhere around 1 million to 1.”

Even though these calculations were favourably sceptic, after many critiques over many months and years I realised I was regularly reaching a mathematical guesstimate so inconceivable that the only rational and intuitive answer was that the chance of the outcomes being this perfectly ordered was Infinity to 1.

Ultimately, there was a war in my mind where synchronicity deposed coincidence.

It was through this process where I had the epiphany that I was never the outside world, I was never only material stuff, and I was never anything else but a subject interconnecting with objective things; they were one and the same thing.

Therefore, I concluded that the fundamental nature of reality gives rise to the internal and external worlds and that neither mind nor matter are primary as they’re both reflections of what truly is. Many people today simply call it consciousness, although there is a potential to get confused as consciousness in this context refers to the oneness of both the subjective mind and the objective world of physical things. It is in this light that I simply call it equalism–that is, the reality that mind and matter are equal to each other.

Through analysing the information in my mind, I uncovered that interconnections shed light through symbolism, or more specifically, the interpretation of how external symbols related to the context of my subjective world.

Simply, symbols reflected an array of information in my daily experience which interconnected with my mind. They came in many forms such as words, animals, shapes, colours, sounds and basically anything in the external world that represented a pattern and flow relating to the concepts and themes I was experiencing in my thoughts.

Day after day, year after year I would experience symbols of interconnection, partly realised due to their impeccable timing, yet much of the time I would only just glimpse a true understanding of them. I would try to predict what they meant for my future but it became a time-wasting affair because I realised I was not fully living in that present moment where I had the opportunity to freely create my future. Retrospect then became a very empowering tool to efficiently place the past in its appropriate mental space.

The more I used this tool and focused on these bizarre synchronistic symbols, the more they would reveal themselves to me in both meaningful and humourous ways. This comedic characteristic almost blinded me with the lesson of “Lighten up!” However, most commonly they were simply reflections of subtle linkages of information, so I eventually lost the sense of shock, accepted it as a phenomenon of experience and just surfed their flow.

Yet, with absolute precision, synchronicities would consistently manifest in such a profound way that it once again blew my mind and holistically reinforced whatever I was learning in that moment. I couldn’t even work out at this point if it was me or something else in control, so I would just think: “Yeah, hilarious God.”

After some time they began to happen almost instantaneously—I would entertain an idea and that concept would magically materialise in the world around me soon after (a now common experience for me).

The acceleration of the resonance between my inside and outside worlds brought to light that I was, in a neuroplasticity sense, rewiring my brain to be more attuned to having these experiences.This again led to the question of whether it was real—does the brain generate consciousness like an electricity generator or does it tune into consciousness like a TV set tunes into particular frequencies of information?

Logically, if the truth is that the brain generates my mind, then I’m experiencing an illusory mindset which is only within the parameters of my physical self. Yet, if the brain truly receives or filters what I experience as consciousness (the subject and object), then I’m creating something real within whatever the interconnecting fabric is.

Materialists arrogantly claim that the brain generates human consciousness because it is changed when the brain is damaged. But if you damage a TV set or change it in some way, it alters the way that the signals are received without having any impact on the signals themselves. So the fact that the brain state is correlated to particular states of consciousness does not definitely prove that the brain generates our consciousness.

Even though there is no scientific agreement on the answer to this question, I am confident that the TV set analogy theory will eventually be evidenced which will be a vital piece of the reality jigsaw which is needed to put the big picture into the mind’s eye of the scientific orthodoxy.

Uniting Science and Spirituality

Because of this deliberation, I had once again arrived at the Objective World versus Subjective World debate. For the masses, the confusing part of this stand-off is that the primacy of matter has basically been equated with Science (which is an unproven union) and the primacy of mind has been equated with Spirituality and Religion, unjustly contrasting the concepts of Science and Spirituality.

It has also had a devastating impact on the collectives’ understanding of terms such as God, spirituality, and even the word consciousness itself. Due to many reasons, especially through fraud, misconception and misunderstanding, these terms have been corrupted and tainted in society and now there’s even a hard-core pop debate between Atheism and Religion because so many people have an idea of God that is backwards—i.e. that God is outside of us and “He” should have the power to impede the free choice of sentient beings when that choice is hurting others (which is contradictory to the innate parameters of the concept of freedom).

Another concerning aspect, however, is that the phrase Science verses Spirituality is incorrectly used synonymously with Atheism versus Religion. The latter are generally defined as fundamentally different concepts, because Atheism is often equated with Materialism, and Religion with Idealism, although this is not necessarily the case.

Atheism—the non-belief in God—could still be equalistic in terms of what the universal principle turns out to be. Just because the oneness of the subjective and objective worlds is the fundamental basis of reality does not imply that it reflects the concept an Atheist has of God. Let’s remember that there are many religions all with a different definition of the concept of God, although one premise seems to be clear no matter which religion you ask—God is the source of everything.

So, from a scientific perspective, you might call God the zero-point energy field or the quantum field of possibilities. In addition, spirituality has no fixed conception of God, it appears to be a very personal relationship with what’s considered the divine source of everything.

So, from a spiritual standpoint, you might say that One or consciousness is God.

Regardless, there is growing agreement across many fields of thought that there is an all-pervading essence. There are many different terms to describe this, such as: Energy; Mind; Consciousness; Light; Love; Spirit; the Source; the Field; the Akashic Field; the Zero-point Energy Field; Quantum Field of Possibilities; the Collective Unconscious; Undivided Wholeness; One; God; Equalism, etc.

With all due respect, it doesn’t matter what you call it, it’s a term which refers to the universal whole—we all have our own word for it so why waste time debating anyone else’s preference? How this inseparability is described and what it is capable of is another story, but we should at least get on the same page and then debate what it means and how to utilise it practically for the individual and humanity as a whole.

Therefore, in this respect, Science, Spirituality, Atheism and Religion could all potentially align to an equalistic vision of reality.I, among countless others, believe that true Science, which is the systematic study of pure reality, is also complementary to true Spirit, pure reality; they’re two sides of the same coin. Even though Science is currently limited in its understanding and technological capacity, and the leading metaphysics (i.e. Materialism) attempting to explain the scientific evidence has more or less failed, many people still believe that the scientific method is capable of explaining the pure reality of both the subjective and objective worlds.

As a necessary tangent, evolution is the leading but unproven theory for how life has evolved on this planet based on the idea of Natural Selection and Physiological Mutations. But, if so, was it because of random mutation or non-random design? If you consider the mathematical probability that random mutations are the sole reason that life did and continues to evolve on this planet then you’ll understand it’s such an astronomical number that random mutations cannot fully explain the initiation of life and the process of evolution.

Essentially, there is a non-random factor guiding evolution. Intelligent design proponents rely on God and Neo-Darwinist, and Materialist proponents continue to blindly state that it is just a random outcome. But why can’t it be that life, which is so far inexplicable to modern science, is inherent in the fundamental nature of reality? Why can’t animal life design its own evolution purely because of its will to survive and thrive? And if so, how is that possible?

As you might have guessed, a potential mechanism to the non-random nature of evolution involves consciousness itself. Consciousness is a mysterious phenomenon of human reality and is one of the most difficult aspect to explain scientifically; think about it, the most natural and obvious aspect of being alive is that we’re conscious, yet materialistic science has no idea what it actually is and why physical things can be conscious at all.

So let’s just assume for a moment that it is consciousness which drives evolution: would a species which is designing its mutations to be more likely to survive and thrive need to be conscious of this process or could it all be done subconsciously? Could it be a form of collective consciousness? Or could it be that consciousness (i.e. the subject and the object) is what life and reality is fundamentally made of?

About the Author

Exploring the edges of life, Phil is an ‘experience veteran’. His mantra is “Have a Crack at Life”.

Living in Sydney, Australia, Phil is best described as a ‘self-help guide’. He focuses on his own physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health and aims to share that with his clients. His written articles generally focus on ideology, society, adventure and self-help.

Working in the therapeutic sector, Phil assists families and children as a mentor, relationship mediator and health & life teacher. He also provides tailored programs for personal growth which are facilitated face-to-face, via email and over the phone. He also has a degree in Social Science & Philosophy and has been trained extensively in health services.

Connect with Phil on Facebook or visit his website Have a Crack at Life where you can reach him for a personal appointment.

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<![CDATA[Experiencing a Shift in Collective Consciousness]]>Tue, 18 Nov 2014 18:22:39 GMThttp://www.stevenlanier.com/main-article-directory/experiencing-a-shift-in-collective-consciousnessVideo - Many believe that a shift in human consciousness was the true message of the Mayan Long Count Calendar. Do you think a shift is happening?
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