Choosing to Be Childless Comes at a Cost
by: Tom Jacobs
New research finds surprisingly negative attitudes toward adults who opt out of having kids.
In an era when political leaders manipulate prejudices rather than condemn them, newly published research suggests there’s another group of individuals who, by their very choices, evoke anger and disgust: people who choose not to procreate.
“Our data suggests that not having children is seen not only as atypical or surprising, but also as morally wrong,” psychologist Leslie Ashburn-Nardo of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis said in announcing the results.
Parents: the most loyal agents for the torture control Matrix
by: Willem Felderhof
Following absurd and fake disorder labels like ADHD and ADD, the ignorant “mental specialists” recently invented another pseudo diagnose called ODD (Oppositional Defiant Disorder). In other words anyone who still has the natural, and thus normal, inherent reflex of opposing any form of evil.
Let it be crystal clear; the real patients here with a disorder are not the children but the ones making the fake diagnoses and are doing the toxic prescription jobs. These agents of death are nothing less than order followers because they as well have a neo-cortex that is in an imbalanced, or total shut down mode. Otherwise they would apply their knowledge and conscience and refuse to commit these immoral actions.
What we are witnessing here is a relentless mind control assault on a precious and highly gifted generation that is being neutralized in the global war on humanity and consciousness.
The Judeo-Russian Mafia
From: Veterans Today
While the FBI and major media obsess about the Sicilian Mafia (the “Cosa Nostra”) a far more powerful and sinister force is in existence that has controlled most of the globe’s organized crime for at least two decades—the Jewish mafia from Russia (a “Kosher Nostra”). Yet there is not even a desk at the FBI for their crimes, which dwarf those of the Italian gangsters in scope, violence and depth…
The Judeo-Russian Zionist mafia AKA the Kosher Nostra has come a long way in the last century. They came to America from the Russian Empire largely penniless and through their extraordinary ruthlessness and murderous ambition, came to dominate organised crime in the USA and Canada to such an extent that by the mid 20th century, they WERE organised crime in north America.
Black Mirror - Nosedive
Social Credit System
The Social Credit System is a proposed Chinese government initiative for developing a national reputation system.
It has been reported to be intended to assign a "social credit" rating to every citizen based on government data regarding their economic and social status.
Xinhuanet has reported that the plan for the system focuses on credit in four areas, including: • Administrative affairs • Social behavior • Commercial activities • The judicial system
As of September 2016, this system does not yet exist, and very little firm information is available about how this system might work in practice. Some reports have stated that the ratings may use information gathered from Chinese citizens' online behavior.
The episode Nosedive of the TV series Black Mirror explores some of the negative implications of a system like the Social Credit System.
The Illogic of Atheism
by: Miles Mathis
Most people arriving here will assume I am a Christian or at least a theist. I am not. I am also not an agnostic.
To be an agnostic is to be a doubter. But to doubt you must have a certain amount of information.
A computer with insufficient data is not agnostic, for instance. A computer does not doubt, it reserves judgment. It refuses to give a conclusion when a conclusion is not in the numbers.
Now, humans are not computers. I am not a materialist and not reductive, so I would never make that argument. I am only making a loose analogy here.
I do not even call myself a skeptic, since the word has been polluted by modern use.
A modern skeptic is like an agnostic, and he or she is likely to lean to a “no” answer every time. Are there gods? Probably not. Are there unicorns? Probably not. Is there a Bigfoot? Probably not. And so on.
I resist this “skeptic” tag because leaning toward a “no” answer is a prejudice itself. It is unscientific.
Beyond that, the so-called skeptic societies are stiff with atheists and agnostics and cynics and other faux-scientists, and I prefer to remain as far away from... Read more
Richard Dolan For President!
From: State of the Nation
Few people in public life have more intelligence, integrity and vision than Richard Dolan.
For those who think Donald Trump tells it like it is, I invite you to spend the next 13 minutes listening to this articulate, grounded and highly aware political historian as he discusses the role of the US in today’s world with special emphasis on the secrecy surrounding UFOs.
Every Cradle Is a Grave: Rethinking the Ethics of Birth and Suicide
Sarah Perry wrote this book from a place of philosophical intellectualism and factual integrity.
She exhaustively researched the hows and whys of suicide and procreation and makes a very compelling case for making suicide accessible for people who do not want to live and for considering whether or not it is ethical to continue to create new humans whose lives may be more a burden to them than a gift.
As she deftly picks apart the arguments against suicide and antinatalism, she bestows upon mankind a dignity and respect for self that anti-suicide and pro-birth crusaders deny us as we are asked to suffer and to mindlessly recreate ourselves because of tyrannies of tradition and religious mores.
Below are reviews, excerpts and related material.
The Case for Reality and against the mainstream media
by: Miles Mathis
That's Donald Hoffman, a professor of cognitive science at University of California, Irvine, we are told. He is featured this week in an article at The Atlantic.
The title is, “The Case against Reality”. Hoffman and the editors at The Atlantic want to convince you the reality you believe in doesn't really exist. OK. So I guess that means Hoffman may or may not be a professor of cognitive science. He may just be a CIA agent posing as a professor of cognitive science, a sim, or some photo they pulled out of the files. And we can say the same of The Atlantic. It may not even be a magazine anymore. Maybe it is just a CIA front, a computer hack, or a vicious hologram.
Making the Truth Illegal – revisited
by: Golem XIV
“Making the Truth Illegal” is the title of the only post I have ever removed from this blog.I removed it because I was threatened with legal consequences if I did not.
The post concerned an article I had written for a division of Thomson Reuters which they decided they could not/would not publish. The division of Thomson Reuters pulled the article because they and I had been threatened, by a major European Bank, with legal consequences if they did not.
The title of the article was “Cyprus, Magnitsky and the truth about Money Laundering.”
Although I cannot publish the article I can show you how it began and tell you how it is, that the truth it contained was made illegal.
Why Violence? (ver. 8)
by: Robert J. Burrowes
This document offers a comprehensive explanation of why human beings are violent.
It took me 41 years to learn the central insight that generated this document, now in its 8th edition. (click HERE for ver. 9)
It is the primary outcome of 14 years of deep psychological investigation undertaken, while living in seclusion, by my soulmate and research colleague, Anita McKone, and myself from 1996 until 2010.
Anita’s website, which includes her explanation of our process during this period – ‘Fearless Psychology and Fearful Psychology’ – and her songs of nonviolence, can be viewed here: AM.
My Promise to Children
by: Robert J. Burrowes
Every day, human adults kill 35,000 of our children. We kill them in wars. We kill them with drones. We kill them in our homes. We also kill children in vast numbers by starving them to death in Africa, Asia and Central/South America because we use military violence to maintain an ‘economic’ system that allocates resources for military weapons, as well as corporate profits for the wealthy, instead of resources for living.
Apart from those children we kill every day, we sell many others into sexual slavery, we kidnap others to terrorize them into becoming child soldiers, we force others to work as slave laborers, in horrific conditions, in fields and factories (and buy the cheap products of their exploited labor as our latest ‘bargain’), and we condemn millions to live in poverty, homelessness and misery. We cause many children to be born with grotesque genetic deformities because we use horrific weapons, like those with depleted uranium, on their parents. We also inflict violence on children in many other forms, ranging from ‘ordinary’ domestic violence to genital mutilation. And we imprison vast numbers of children in school in the delusional belief that this is good for them.... Read more
The School System: The Incarceration of Children
by: Razi Berry
There are many ways in which we go against nature and are worse off for it. Our food “system” is one big glow-in-the-dark example of this. We have so tampered with the food cycle that the very natural system to digest our food is affected.
I was pondering this and the many other departures from nature we have set upon in the name of science, technology and profit that I have sadly learned about in my last 11 years as a publisher in the natural health space. As a parent, I am concerned for our children, and find a loose, but eerie parallel to the way we not only feed our children, but the way we educate them. We have taken animals out of their natural environment; and we may be doing the same to our children.
The Mind Parasites
by: Colin Wilson ♦ From: selfdefinition.org
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About this book
For August Derleth who suggested it
It should get our attention that every person or group of people that have discovered what the Native American people called wetiko unanimously consider it to be the most important topic – there’s not even any competition – to understand in our world today.
Called by many different names throughout history, the spirit of wetiko renders every other issue secondary, for wetiko is the over-arching umbrella that contains, subsumes, informs and underlies every form of self-and-other destruction that our species is acting out in our world.
If we don’t come to terms with what wetiko – which can be conceived of as a virus of the mind – is revealing to us, nothing else will matter, as there will be no more human species. Wetiko inspires the darkest evil imaginable while, at the same time, potentially helps us to wake up to our true nature as creative beings. How wetiko winds up actually manifesting depends upon whether we recognize it as the on-going revelation that it is – it is showing us something about ourselves that is of supreme importance for us to know.
Colin Wilson, in “the supernatural metaphysical... Read more
The Hidden King(s)
Camelot ruled from the cave of Merlin
by: Miles Mathis
In this paper I will tell you what really happened that day [November 22, 1963], and what has really happened since 1944.
The JFK mystery is just one part of a much larger mystery, a mystery I will unravel for you in the second half of this paper.
The JFK assassination is the key that unlocks more than a half-century of closed doors, allowing us to see behind the greatest curtain of all.
Up to now, we have had two possible theories. Either Kennedy was killed by Oswald or he was killed by someone else.
I will show that the facts, taken alone, point to neither of these two conclusions.
The Hidden Alpha
by: Alexander Popoff
Open Letter to Stephen Hawking
In a CNN interview, June 2006, Prof. Hawking statesthat the encounter with alien intelligence would bemore like the film Independence Day than E T.
OK, a lot of people agree with this notion. ■ There is every reason to believe in this warning. ■ Humans should know more about the benefits and dangers result of extraterrestrial contact.
But there is one more reason why researchers haveto dwell on the problem with alien sentient life: ■ The true resolution of the Fermi paradox could be a key to more correct understanding of the Universe, life, and intelligence which may be orchestrated by a vector: a genome-like structure and mechanism, inherited from many preceding universes back in time. ■ Our genes made us. The vector made the Universe, life, and us.
The vector defines also the speed of evolution, the level of competition between the sentient species, the emerging and doom of life and intelligence …
12 Ways to Recognize a BBG Production
by: Anonymous Patriots
“False Flags”: Legal Propaganda Produced by the Dept. of Defense
Why would the government support false flag events? This question would go through our minds every time we would see a new false flag event plastered all over the media. Like many of you, we would think,
“It has to be real, otherwise the government and participants would be engaging in treason.”
Don’t presume this is just another conspiracy theory article.
What you will read will chill you to the bone.
We know this is a long article, but while you were sleeping much has been done to destroy your country.
You need to see the immense work that is being done behind your back to destroy your beloved country.
The Cosmic Serpent — DNA and The Origins of Knowledge
by: Jeremy Narby ♦ From: indybay.org
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About this book
“Those who love wisdom must investigate many things.” – Heraclitus
This adventure in science and imagination, which the Medical Tribune said might herald "a Copernican revolution for the life sciences," leads the reader through unexplored jungles and uncharted aspects of mind to the heart of knowledge.
In a first-person narrative of scientific discovery that opens new perspectives on biology, anthropology, and the limits of rationalism, The Cosmic Serpent reveals how startlingly different the world around us appears when we open our minds to it.
The Cosmic Serpent is doubly themed. ■ One theme is that of the symbol of the creator serpent (or twin serpents) as the source of knowledge and of all life itself. ■ The other theme is that of DNA which in our modern western world-view is the source of all life and all organic information. ■ These two threads are wound about in a spiraling narrative like the double helix of the DNA molecule or the twin serpents found in the timeless myths of cultures the world over.
The Cosmic Serpent is a major breakthrough for not only the field of entheogens but for all science and perhaps religion too. Originally published in French as... Read more
The Silver Ruble Coin for Russia
by: Hugo Salinas Price
A presentation by Hugo Salinas-Price, President of the Mexican Civic Association, A.C., offered to the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, June 16-18, 2016, at the generous invitation of Mr. Sergei Prikhodko, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation.
I. Russia: Leadership Through Better Ideas
II. The Silver Ruble Coin Revolution Strengthens Russia
III. The Silver Ruble Coin: True Wealth for Russians
IV. Economic Effects of the Russian Silver Ruble Coin
V. The Russian Silver Ruble Coin vis a vis the US Dollar
VI. Silver Ruble Coin and the Money Supply
VII. Central Bankers and Silver Money
VIII. The Failure of Mechanistic Economics
IX. Mexican Civic Pro Silver Association
From: A Critical Appraisal
Evolution is defined by science as an orderly and progressive development of organic life governed by certain laws.
From the perspective of science the biological evolution of plants, animals and humans is a series of irreversible transformations of the genetic composition of populations, based primarily upon altered interactions with and adaptations to their environment.
Although many aspects of human evolution based on the Darwinian and neo-Darwinian perspectives have been validated through a variety of scientific findings in many different fields of study, these are primarily related to physical evidence while disregarding the role of mind and consciousness in the evolutionary process.
by: Anthony Forwood
NOTE: This is a SPECULATIVE look at the possible structure and organization of the secret network that I believe lies behind organized gang-stalking and mind control.
What I describe here is based on my own research, observations, and personal experiences.
How I depict the gang-stalking network within this document may not precisely reflect the way it’s actually structured or how it operates, but it seems to be close to how things really are.
Whatever the case, the structure and operational methods described here are completely workable in all respects and the security measures used would be quite effective in keeping the network and its activities under a very tight blanket of secrecy.
A Solution to the Fermi Paradox:
by: Beatriz Gato-Rivera
The Solar System, Part of a Galactic Hypercivilization?
This talk is about the possibility that the Solar System belongs to the territory of a hypercivilization spanning our galaxy or a large region of it.
This solution states that, at present, all typical galaxies like ours are already colonized by very advanced technological civilizations spread through large regions or the whole galaxies, many of them containing primitive subcivilizations like ours.
Conceiving a Child is a Sin
by: P Srivastava
A question that often baffles me is ‘Why do people have children?’ ■ For their emotional happiness. ■ To have someone they can call their own and depend upon. ■ Someone who can help them in their work. ■ Someone to look after them in old age. ■ Someone whom they can pass their wealth on to. ■ Someone who will carry on their generation.
These are all very selfish motives.
People put a soul through such torment and suffering to fulfill their selfish desires.
A World War Has Begun: Break the Silence
by: John Pilger
The Obama administration has built more nuclear weapons, more nuclear warheads, more nuclear delivery systems, more nuclear factories.
Nuclear warhead spending alone rose higher under Obama than under any American president. The cost over thirty years is more than $1 trillion.
A mini nuclear bomb is planned. It is known as the B61 Model 12. There has never been anything like it. General James Cartwright, a former Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has said,
“Going smaller [makes using this nuclear] weapon more thinkable.”
In the last 18 months, the greatest build-up of military forces since World War Two — led by the United States — is taking place along Russia’s western frontier. Not since Hitler invaded the Soviet Union have foreign troops presented such a demonstrable threat to Russia.
by: Miles Mathis
First written March 2005
"Entropy" is one of those scientific words, along with "relativity", "infinity", and "field", that has acquired an extraordinary amount of baggage since its initial defining.
So many non-scientific and pseudo-scientific concepts have been attached to it that it would be almost unrecognizable to the early pioneers of heat theory.
In the beginning, entropy was just defined as a relation between heat and temperature, using the equation dE = dQ/T.
That is, it was mainly a measurement of heat change.
It is a fancy way of saying that heat always dissipates, or moves from a hot region to a cold region.
On the molecular level, this is just to say that motion tends to dissipate — since heat is molecular motion.
And this in turn is just a fancy way of saying that molecules tend to move from where they are to where they aren’t.
Not a deeply philosophical issue.
It is straight statistics. Molecules move into cooler areas because cooler areas have more space.
Statistically, they are more likely to go there simply because there are more potential pathways.
Sense and Significance
by: Tony Lutz
Gurdjieff's Lifelong Question
What is the sense and significance of life on Earth,
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 “What is the sense and significance of life on Earth, and human life in particular?” (a typical "answer" is given below ↓)
Excerpts from: The Gurdjieff Studies Program - G.I. Gurdjieff
At an early age he awakened to a profound experience of the "whole sensation" of himself, a deep, dimensional self-remembering that became the foundation of his Being. Thus at an early age, Gurdjieff had already realized a high degree of being.
Experiencing wars and descrution, and the mindless mechanicality of man who he saw as asleep to their self and so living in needless confusion and misery, the question burned in him:
What is the sense and significance of life on Earth and human life in particular?
Feeling "an irrepressible striving" to discover why is there life on earth, what purpose does it serve, if any, Gurdjieff studied orthodox religion and science but found no adequate answer. He came to intuit that the wisdom societies of ancient civilizations held the key to man's true identity and purpose.
His search took him to many remote and dangerous places before he finally discovered the "true principles and ideas" of a... Read more
* Basic Premise of Nikita
Nikita, a young woman who was rescued from death row by a secret government agency known as Division. ■ Division faked Nikita's execution, giving her a chance to start a new life and serve her country.
At least, that's what she is told. In reality, she is trained to be a spy and assassin.
After three years in hiding, Nikita seeks retribution against her former bosses who deceived her and does everything she can to expose and destroy Division's covert operation, even as Division continues recruiting and training other young people to become cold-blooded killers.
Nikita (TV series)
Reclamation of one's life and soul
Given the similarities between the basic premise* of Nikita and that of the Gaian Army, and the contrast of the two with regard to the means employed and ends achieved, a sequel is proposed.
Consciousness: a Fundamental Building Block of the Universe
In this wonderful TED talk, the philosopher David Chalmers invites for a new paradigm in science in which consciousness is established as a fundamental and possibly universal building block of nature.
Consciousness is a fundamental aspect of our existence. There’s nothing we know about more directly… but at the same time it’s the most mysterious phenomenon in the universe.
Why Great Minds Can't Grasp Consciousness
At a physics meeting last October , Nobel laureate David Gross outlined 25 questions in science that he thought physics might help answer. Nestled among queries about black holes and the nature of dark matter and dark energy were questions that wandered beyond the traditional bounds of physics to venture into areas typically associated with the life sciences.
One of the Gross's questions involved human consciousness.
He wondered whether scientists would ever be able to measure the onset consciousness in infants and speculated that consciousness might be similar to what physicists call a "phase transition," an abrupt and sudden large-scale transformation resulting from several microscopic changes. The emergence of superconductivity in certain metals when cooled below a critical temperature is an example of a phase transition.
In a recent email interview, Gross said he figures there are probably many different levels of consciousness, but he believes that language is a crucial factor distinguishing the human variety from that of animals.
Gross isn't the only physicist with ideas about consciousness.
The Beginning and the End
a review of Clément Vidal's book
In this fascinating journey to the edge of science, Vidal takes on big philosophical questions:
Does our universe have a beginning and an end or is it cyclic?
Are we alone in the universe?
What is the role of intelligent life, if any, in cosmic evolution?
Grounded in science and committed to philosophical rigor, this book presents an evolutionary worldview where the rise of intelligent life is not an accident, but may well be the key to unlocking the universe's deepest mysteries.
Vidal shows how the fine-tuning controversy can be advanced with computer simulations.
He also explores whether natural or artificial selection could hold on a cosmic scale.
In perhaps his boldest hypothesis, he argues that signs of advanced extraterrestrial civilizations are already present in our astrophysical data.
His conclusions invite us to see the meaning of life, evolution and intelligence from a novel cosmological framework that should stir debate for years to come. [From: Amazon]
Unusual Assemblage of Syllables
A deliberate and rigorous obscurity … of confusing terms and tangential associations in interminable sentences
Jargon-ridden and intentionally obtuse
For several reasons, including the unique difficulties presented by Gurdjieff’s writing style, little commentary has been written on Beelzebub’s Tales.
Without a determined decision on the part of the reader to make great efforts to understand these writings, without the reader’s constant and conscious participation in the act of reading, little if any sense can be gotten from the Tales.
Why and how to upgrade Human Collective Wisdom
Our civilization is in a critical phase of development and this century could be the best or the worst ever. More than fifty global systemic risks and an endless row of social problems may reach tipping points and create cascading effects that may have major implications on the world’s population.
When hundreds of social problems can be observed in every country on earth, which occupy a large part of the GDP, we can be certain that there exists a system error. The author claims that lack of individual and collective wisdom must be the cause of this system error.
A system error can only be resolved by a system solution. The book tries to describe the status of our civilization, the system error and system solution, scientific background and how to materialize this global transformation.
This book is written for people who are well acquainted with global systemic risks and the precarious situation of our civilization.
The contents is very condensed in order to shorten the book as much as possible without losing substance. Thanks to everyone, who made this book possible.
"Humanity has reached a critical point in history where it either destroys... Read more
The Hidden Hand
The Hidden Hand: Alien Abduction and the Government Cover-up is a controversial Award-winning documentary that explores the possibility of an extraterrestrial presence here on Earth
The film takes a keen look at a spectrum of topics like alien abduction, human/alien hybridization, the military’s reverse-engineering of alien technology and the government cover-up of anything related to extraterrestrials.
Is preoccupation with E.T.’s a form of cultural madness, or is something really going on?
How would E.T. contact change the religious and political institutions of our society?
The Hidden Hand is full of riveting interviews with experts and experiencers alike: Whitley Strieber, Dr. Edgar Mitchell – the 6th astronaut on the moon, Paul Hellyer – former Canadian Defence Minister, Richard Dolan, Jim Marrs, Linda Moulton Howe, Col. John Alexander, Lyn Buchanan, Clifford Stone, Nassim Haramein, David Icke, Dr. Roger Leir, Graham Hancock and Paola Harris, among others.
The shadowy world of UFOs is suddenly brought to light.
Worlds Above and Below
The Secret Space Program: Richard Dolan argues that the UFO phenomenon is infinitely more complex than many have previously suggested, and that human and non-human groups are behind what we call UFOs.
Within the human, classified part, breakthroughs have leap-frogged over each other to produce a society with substantially more advanced scientific, technological, and cosmological ideas — a society that can accurately be called a "breakaway civilization."
This covert civilization has continued to interact with our own "official" society, but at the same time appears to have interactions or encounters with one or more of the non-human groups that are here on Planet Earth. The result is a clandestine cold war, very possibly with multiple human and non-human factions.
Visions of the Future – Sim Card Man
From: New Dawn
Isaac Newton once said that he felt “the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered” before him.”  Dr. Michio Kaku, a pioneer of string theory, is a little less modest in his estimation of our current knowledge.In a series of TV programmes entitled ‘Visions of the Future’, he confidently states that, “The great ocean of truth is no longer undiscovered. We have unlocked the secrets of matter – the atom; we have unravelled the molecule of life – DNA; and we have created a form of artificial intelligence – the computer.” 
Kaku is full of a blazing optimism that exponential progress in technology, particularly in computing and artificial intelligence, will profoundly re-shape human civilisation for the better. ■ So, have we discovered the “ocean of truth?” ■ Is scientific and technological progress the route to a new evolutionary leap for humanity?
Seven Sins of Our System of Forced Education
@: Waking Times
Forced education interferes with children’s abilities to educate themselves.
In my last post I took a step that, I must admit, made me feel uncomfortable.
I said, several times: “School is prison.”
I felt uncomfortable saying that because school is so much a part of my life and the lives of almost everyone I know. I, like most people I know, went through the full 12 years of public schooling.
My mother taught in a public school for several years.
My beloved half-sister is a public schoolteacher.
I have many dear friends and cousins who are public schoolteachers.
How can I say that these good people – who love children and have poured themselves passionately into the task of trying to help children – are involved in a system of imprisoning children?
The comments on my last post showed that my references to school as prison made some other people feel uncomfortable also.
Remote Viewing Revelations From the US Military to the MoD
From: New Dawn | by Louis Proud
Surprising new evidence reveals that the British Government showed an active interest in using psychics for espionage purposes. In a document obtained under the Freedom of Information Act by UFO author and investigator Timothy Good, it was discovered that the British Ministry of Defence (MoD) undertook a study between 2001 and 2002 to investigate the efficiency of remote viewing.
For those who don’t know, remote viewing – also called ‘travelling clairvoyance’ – is the ability to perceive places, persons and actions using psychic means. As is now well known, the US Army and various other tax payer supported government agencies, including the CIA, investigated and utilised remote viewing during the 1970s and 1980s.
China's Sexual Revolution Documentary
Revolution and its sizzling Economic Revolution. But you haven't heard about its other great social upheaval - the Chinese Sexual Revolution - and like everything in that country it's happening at warp speed. It's China's version of the 60s revolution - on steroids.
This long untold story goes back to the days of Chairman Mao, who made sexuality a great taboo. He ordered everyone to wear unisexual Mao suits, and forbid women from wearing sexy clothing, getting stylish haircuts, or even wearing make-up. Men and women were expected to be comrades - not lovers - though Mao himself enjoyed an emperor's sex life, seeking virgins to retain his "youth".
Channelling a One World Government through a New World Order
by: New World Order Watch
The reverse side of the Great Sealof the United States (1776)
Look around and you see a world in increasing distress. Conventional modes of politics and the nation state are showing unmistakable signs of strain. It seems civilisation is facing an internecine struggle against confronting new realities. Many communities are being afflicted by various crises as the world transitions through tumultuous channels of change.
A chorus of calls to reform the world’s governance and economic systems have risen sharply in recent years, particularly since the onset of the Global Financial Crisis. From almost every corner of the globe there is a leader, activist or academic prescribing afresh what they think the world needs in terms of a new world order and overhaul of existing institutions and systems.
Brainwashing versus Education: The West Spreads “Intellectual Idiocy”
From: GlobalResearch by: Andre Vltchek
Could any dictator desire more? Almost the entire population of the Empire is now thinking the same way!
The populace is “educated” at schools and the universities staffed with submissive, and cowardly teachers and professors.
The populace is “informed” by hundreds of thousands of servile journalists and “analysts”. There is almost no deviation from the official narrative.
Congratulations, Western Empire! You have succeeded where others tried but failed. You have achieved almost absolute obedience and discipline, a total servility.
Strangers to Ourselves
"Know thyself," a precept as old as Socrates, is still good advice. But is introspection the best path to self-knowledge? What are we trying to discover, anyway? In an eye-opening tour of the unconscious, as contemporary psychological science has redefined it, Timothy D. Wilson introduces us to a hidden mental world of judgments, feelings, and motives that introspection may never show us.
This is not your psychoanalyst's unconscious. The adaptive unconscious that empirical psychology has revealed, and that Wilson describes, is much more than a repository of primitive drives and conflict-ridden memories. It is a set of pervasive, sophisticated mental processes that size up our worlds, set goals, and initiate action, all while we are consciously thinking about something else.
If we don't know ourselves — our potentials, feelings, or motives — it is most often, Wilson tells us, because we have developed a plausible story about ourselves that is out of touch with our adaptive unconscious. Citing evidence that too much introspection can actually do damage, Wilson makes the case for better ways of discovering our unconscious selves. If you want to know who you are or what you feel or what you're like, Wilson advises, pay attention to... Read more
The Five Strivings
All the beings of this planet then began to work in order to have in their consciousness this Divine function of genuine conscience, and for this purpose, as everywhere in the Universe, they transubstantiated in themselves what are called the ‘being-obligolnian-strivings’ which consist of the following five… - Beelzebub's Tales to His Grandson
From: Homeless Souls
In chapter 22, Amitakh Stanford examines Deliverance The chapter begins,
Nobody has all the truth, although some have more knowledge of it than others. If one can help contribute even a little bit of the truth, its power will swell, and the illusions maintained by ignorance will begin to weaken. But, many people, because of selfishness and ego, will not share their knowledge, or deliberately deceive for personal gain.
We can come closer to comprehending what for centuries has been regarded as the Great Mystery, by first realising that the world in which we live is a virtual reality within the Virtual Reality.
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Consciousness is in the Neurons
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Based upon “Athene's Theory of Everything” video.
I sort of had an idea when I made this video clip.
A few beginning thoughts below.
The editing will take some time, but in the meantime, here's the video.
Brain Systems — Gurdjieff’s Concept of Centers in a Man
From: Fourth Way Home School
This paper discusses the ideas concerning centers and consciousness presented in both P. Ouspensky’s work, The Psychology of Man’s Possible Evolution and lectures by Mr. Gurdjieff reported by Ouspensky in his books, In Search of the Miraculous and The Fourth Way.
The concept of centers, the field of attention and the wrong work of centers must be understood as a foundation to self-observation.
There will be no apology for starting simply in presenting this subject. The information in this series of papers on centers, while not painfully difficult to grasp, may seem quite alien even to the well read student of The Fourth Way.
As this more complete model of the idea of centers began to take form, it became clear that some additional structures of a similar nature would be required to fully explain a more complete environment of its working process to these bothersome students.
New concepts were added as they seemed to place themselves into the status of conceptual necessities.
God is in the Neurons
From: I Power
Developments in neuroscience and sociology from the past decades have shed light on many aspects of human psychology that are only now beginning to be discussed in the fields of 'self-help' and self-development. While there is a lot of literature on the subject from authors that range from popular lifecoaches such as Tony Robbins to spiritual teachers like Eckhart Tolle, Chiren saw a huge lack in material that takes a purely scientific approach. 'God is in The Neurons' makes important correlations about mirror neurons, neuroplasticity, memory, social dynamics, evolution, altruism and identity. (larger videos with transcripts below)
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By whose authority is this proclimation made?
Hidden in plain sight.
Children as slaves and other facts of life.
Provenance of the information.
Not Astral Delivery.
Why was this information released in 2013? [23 years after Osho's death.]
It was never thought of before.
Power Possessing Beings.
Osho's reading prowess and volume statistics.
The dog that didn't bark 
Does a child have a right to privacy and freedom from parental conditioning? ■ It is one of the most fundamental problems facing humanity today. ■ The future depends on how we solve it. It has never been encountered before. ■ Only recently … have we become aware that the greatest slavery is that of the child.It was never thought of before;It is not mentioned in any scripture of the world. — Osho
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 “The Dog that Didn’t Bark:” What We Can Learn from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle About Using the Absence of Expected Facts? From: Briefly Writing
The 1892 book, the Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, is a collection of short stories that includes “Silver Blaze,” a mystery about the disappearance of a famous racehorse the night before a race and the murder of the horse’s trainer. Sherlock Homes... Read more
Who Was Gurdjieff?
Below are (10) reports on and about G.I. Gurdjieff, ranging from 'hero worship' by various indoctrinated students of the Fourth Way to 'myth busting' accounts by people not within the Gurdjieff-followers community.
Gurdjieff's personal story about his father (chapter 2 of Meetings with Remarkable Men) is also reprinted here.
Gurdjieff's Biography | From: Gurdjieff Club
Who is G.I. Gurdjieff? | From: Gurdjieff Foundation of Austin
Gurdjieff – The Man and the Literature by James Moore
Black Sheep Philosophers: Gurdjieff – Ouspensky – Orage From: Gurdjieff International Review | by Gorham Munson
The Incomparable Mr. G. | From: selfdefinition.org
The Sufi Conspiracy | From: Conspiracy School
Scratch a Magus, Find a Spy | From: Iona Miller
Gurdjieff by Anthony Storr | From: Feet of Clay - A Study of Gurus
Good Grief! Gurdjieff in Tibet? | From: tibeto-logic
Was Gurdjieff Irish?? | From: eye of the cyclone
Meetings with Remarkable Men, Chapter 2 | My Father
Food for the Moon
“For instance, the evolution of humanity beyond a certain point, or, to speak more correctly, above a certain percentage, would be fatal FOR THE MOON. The moon at present FEEDS on organic life, on humanity.
“Humanity is a part of organic life; this means that humanity is FOOD for the moon. If all men were to become too intelligent they would not want to be eaten by the moon.
“But, at the same time, possibilities of evolution exist, and they may be developed in SEPARATE individuals with the help of appropriate knowledge and methods.” – Gurdjieff chapter 3, In Search of the Miraculous
Chapter 3 ♦ Conditioning
The third chapter leads off asking about a child's right to privacy and freedom from parental conditioning. Osho seems to believe that this question is a "fundamental problem facing humanity today".
He then asserts that the "future depends upon how we solve it." A rhetorical answer to a rhetorical question, however Osho seems to believe this question has never been asked in times past.
The greatest slaveryis that of the child.
■ The claim that "man has come of age," may or may not be true.■ The maturity to face new problems he sees as inherent in man's coming of age has yet to be proven.
Leading the second paragraph, Osho makes the observation:
Slowly, slowly, as man progressed, he became aware of many kinds of slavery. Only recently in the West have we become aware that the greatest slavery is that of the child.
This situation, unknown in the past, now because "psychological insight has deepened into the human mind and its functioning." we are for the first time, able to discern this rather obvious condition of childhood.
Due to this recent psychological understanding, now:
. . . it has become absolutely clear that the child is the most exploited person; nobody has been exploited more than the child.
Spirit Takes a Trip
From: Homeless Souls
In chapter 21, Amitakh Stanford examines after-death. The chapter begins,
The fear of death terrifies most people, to me extent of numbing those that are dying. It saddens their loved ones, whilst reminding them that they, too, will die one day. The loss of a loved one, be they a person or pet, hurts deeply, and leaves an emptiness.
Gurdjieff, Beelzebub, and Zecharia Sitchin
From: Dark Star
For a couple of years between 1999 and 2001 I was part of a private and informal online group of researchers from around the world engaged in study of the so-called “secret history” of the human race. This involved looking into ancient scriptures and texts from Sanskrit, Sumerian, and Hebrew sources amongst other things.
Is Your God a Devil?
From: New Dawn | by By Richard Smoley
It is one of the most familiar and reassuring lines in scripture:
The Lord is my shepherd.
But when you think about it, the metaphor is a disturbing one.
It’s true that a shepherd looks after his sheep. But he also shears them and kills them and eats them. Does the God we adore act totally with our best interests at heart, or are we a species of livestock that he uses for his own ends?
Stan Gooch & the Neanderthal Legacy
From: New Dawn
By Oana R. Ghiocel, M.A. & Robert M. Schoch, Ph.D.
On the 13th of September 2010, in a Swansea, South Wales hospital, an embittered and reclusive man, hailed as a genius by some, yet marginalised by many mainstream scientists and academics, passed away at the age of seventy-eight.1
In his later years Stan Gooch lived “virtually destitute” in “a rented caravan in a nearly abandoned Welsh trailer park – with neither telephone nor computer, his correspondence inked on the backs of galley proofs, and scarce personal contact – wholly lacking family, right at life’s raw edge.”2
Of Two Minds
From: Homeless Souls
In chapter 20, Amitakh Stanford examines the mind-brain problem. The chapter begins,
The human brain remains an enigma to researchers. It is generally accepted that the brain is the instrument that drives the body, whilst the mind is concerned with processing lhe information that is received by receplors and passed to the central nervous system. However, this is just a physical observation and interpretation of the workings of the brain. The mind is very different to the brain. It is almost impossible to separate the mind from the brain, which is perhaps why the terms are so often used interchangeably.
Cultivating Consciousness in an Unconscious World
From: New Dawn Magazine | By Richard Smoley
Politicians constantly evade the truth. Why can they get away with it? According to a recent study conducted at Harvard University, it’s because people have such terrible attention spans.
Poor attention is universal to all animals that we managed to study.
From: Homeless Souls
[Intergalactic Advocate Bob]
In chapter 16, Amitakh Stanford examines the After-DeathThe chapter begins,
When plants die, new ones sprout. Human beings are born to replace older generations. Thus is the cycle of life. We are told that life goes on, and that without death, there would be no birth. This would seem to be true when considering life as it appears around us.
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The Wachowskis' latest film – Jupiter Ascending Another foray into the world of occult knowledge
In the Matrix, the Wachowskis concealed their occult understanding of the astral plane within the plot of a fictional dystopian future Earth. (See Matrix – Limited Hangout)
In Jupiter Ascending, their occult message is in-your-face obvious. ■ Perhaps that is why the film received such negative reviews!
Jupiter Jones was born under a night sky, with signs predicting that she was destined for great things. Now grown, Jupiter dreams of the stars but wakes up to the cold reality of a job cleaning toilets and an endless run of bad breaks. Only when Caine, a genetically engineered ex-military hunter, arrives on Earth to track her down does Jupiter begin to glimpse the fate that has been waiting for her all along - her genetic signature marks her as next in line for an extraordinary inheritance that could alter the balance of the cosmos.
From: Homeless Souls
In chapter 15, Amitakh Stanford gives more details about the Astral Worlds.The chapter begins,
The astral world is more man just the place we visit during sleep. It is a realm where consciousnesses reside after they have dropped the physical body. For those who have heard of the astral world, they probably only think about the astral world that interacts with the Earth and its inhabitants. However, it might surprise many to know that there is more than one astral world.
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Disinformation and UFOs
Mirage Men is a 2013 documentary film about how the US government used UFO disinformation/mythology to cover up their [US gov.] advanced technology.
It prominently features Richard Doty, a retired Special Agent who worked for AFOSI, the United States Air Force Office of Special Investigation. 
Mark Pilkington's book about the project, also called Mirage Men, was published in 2010 by Constable & Robinson. 
The Siren Call of Hungry Ghosts
Mediumship dates back to the Greek Oracles and beyond, but millennia later nobody yet knows for certain what transpires when a medium enters a deep trance. Today, the practice of channeling spirit guides through hypnotized mediums is hotly debated. This strange phenomenon is either dismissed as a dubious parlor trick, or regarded as a form of communication between this world and the next. Many view "the guides" as a source of love and wisdom… but are they?
For five years, Joe Fisher painstakingly investigated the claims of channelers and the mysterious voices that speak through them. The Siren Call of Hungry Ghosts is his gripping journey into a realm of darkness and deception.
To Sleep or Not to Sleep
From: Homeless Souls
In chapter 13, Amitakh Stanford examines sleeping and dreaming while sleeping.The chapter begins,
Everyone has entered the astral world many times. It is where we travel in our astral body after we fall asleep. It is not a foreign or distant land, and although it is a place people are very familiar with, they cannot remember much about it.Each time a person goes to sleep, it is like having a taste of death, except that the person returns to the physical when they awaken.
The New Species
On March 12, 2015 Amitakh Stanford penned a piece titled, "The New Species".
It is very brief – approximately 550 words. As she expressively forbids reposting of her work, only a few excerpts are used here. Read the full article HERE.
In this writeup, Ms. Stanford begins,
Britain and the United States are openly involved with the production of three-parent babies via gene splicing and IVF, purportedly to avoid certain types of congenital defects.
A Peek into the Future
From: Save the Future Now
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The one book every parent, teacher, coach, and youth worker should read.
This landmark book paints a compelling—and sobering—picture of what could happen to our society if we don’t change the way we lead today’s teens and young adults. Research-based and solution-biased, it moves beyond sounding an alarm to outlining practical strategies to: ■ Guide unprepared adolescents to productive adulthood ■ Correct crippling parenting styles ■ Repair damage from (unintentional) lies we’ve told kids ■ Coach them toward real success instead of superficial “self-esteem” ■ Adopt education strategies that engage (instead of bore) an “i" generation ■ Pull youth out of their “digital” ghetto into the real world ■ Employ their strengths and work with their weaknesses on the job ■ Defuse a worldwide demographic time bomb ■ Equip Generation iY to lead us into the future
Stop Lying. Your Children Need the Truth
From: Maurilio Amorim
Tim Elmore’s new book “Generation iY” has messed me up lately, particularly the chapter on amending the lies we told Generation iY. According to Tim, these are well intentioned platitudes we say to our children in order to encourage them, to build their self-esteem but at their core, they are lies that will potentially wreak havoc as kids get old. According to him, “we have lied to manipulate, and often we have lied out of love. We’ve even taught young people to lie to themselves. . . in ways that will eventually sabotage them as a young adult.”
The Greatest Challenge: the Golden Future
From: Osho World
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This small book, The Greatest Challenge: the Golden Future, is unashamedly addressed to the intelligent people of this threatened planet. It is a response to the report of the United Nations from the World Commission on Environment and Development, Our Common Future, which identifies the major issues threatening the future of this planet.
This book presents another facet of the Osho vision, a proposal for a viable humanity; a diagnosis of the psychological and social sicknesses that divide human beings, within and without, into warring factions. It outlines the critical steps required if there is to be any future – let alone the golden future that lies within our grasp.
That our very survival is now an open question is doubted by no one – yet nothing changes. That we are sacrificing the very existence of the most beautiful flowering of this universe in childishly immature conflicts is widely understood – yet nothing changes. That action is needed now is accepted by global experts everywhere – yet nothing changes.
The clock ticks quietly away....
Lying: Detailed Definition
If a man could be described as a zoological type, he would be described as a lying animal.
People pretend that they know all sorts of things: ■ about God, ■ about the future life, ■ about the universe, ■ about the origin of man, ■ about evolution, ■ about everything; ■ but in reality they do not know anything, even about themselves.
And every time they speak about something they do not know as though they knew it, they lie. 
 Gurdjieff in The Fourth Way, p. 38
The Psychology of Man's Possible Evolution p. 31
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Debt of Existence
From: JG Bennett website – by Ben Hitchner
My experiences with wonderful Teachers, John Bennett and Joseph Rael. Beautiful Painted Arrow contributed to the derivatives of this paper.
Kali Yuga from the Hindu knowledge of cosmic cycles has this a dark time of reduced spirituality and progressive materialization.
Civilization especially in the West has rendered an enlightened view of materialism but left obscured the spiritualization of existence.
Revealing information and teachings have now come forth in the crisis of the ending of the Kali Yuga long-term cycle.
Through a New Lens: A Child-Sensitive Approach to Transitional Justice
From: ICTJ 9/1/2011
As of 2010, over 1 billion children worldwide were living in territories affected by armed conflict, over one-quarter of them under the age of five. This means the “average” civilian victim — a person killed, injured, or forced to flee his or her home — is likely to be a child or youth.
Yet despite the extent of human rights violations and crimes suffered by children, transitional justice mechanisms have frequently overlooked children’s interests and perspectives, and practitioners have only recently begun to acknowledge the significance of children’s participation in these measures.
Gaian Army for $50k
by: Tony Lutz
The impetus for this post came to me about a week after reading an update email from the Philippines Addicts forum.It had the following headline and link (among others).
HOT PHILIPPINES TOPICS 02/21/2012 What do with $50K in Angeles City?
Initially, I gave it no thought, seeing it as another competition for how to have the best time bonking many girls. …
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Contents as of 02/23/2015:
Tab 1: Dashed Hopes of a Kid That Never Grew UpTab 2: A Direct Threat.Tab 3: Sexual OppressionTab 4: Power, Pedophilia and GovernmentTab 5: Silver CollateralTab 6: Details, DetailsTab 7: Final Thoughts
Tab 5: Add The Brotherhood of the Bell video with a brief commentary on this movie.
you can't fight City hallEnglish
Proverb From: Wikionary
(chiefly US) Nothing can be done to change the situation, because it is a governmental decision. I see they're going to build the airport after all. I suppose you can't fight city hall.
(You) Can't Fight City Hall
From: The Free Dictionary
Fig. There is no way to win in a battle against a bureaucracy.Bill: I guess I'll go ahead and pay the tax bill.Bob: Might as well. You can't fight city hall.Mary: How did things go at your meeting with the zoning board?Sally: I gave up. Can't fight city hall.
Unable to overcome bureaucratic rules, as in Brad couldn't get a permit without going through channels - you can't fight City Hall!This term transfers the seat of city government to a more general sense of bureaucracy in any sphere. [Mid-1800s]
From: The Utica Observer Dispatch
To sue the king, for a thousand years oppressed people dreamed of having this basic right. Gradually overtime that dream became a... Read more
Gurdjieff at Lascaux August 1949
by: Tony Lutz
A couple of days ago, I posted How I began "the Work". Today, I was thinking about that title, and the fact that few people would have any idea as to what "the Work" is and means. So, I set about looking for a web page that I could copy which provided a brief and easy to understand definition of what exactly the Work is.
I browsed at least 20 web pages, but did not find what I was looking for. What I see is a repeat of the basic definition as quoted below from The Gurdjieff Foundation:
The Gurdjieff work remains above all essentially an oral tradition, transmitted under specially created conditions from person to person, continually unfolding, without fixed doctrinal beliefs or external rites, as a way toward freeing humanity from the waking sleep that holds us in a kind of hypnotic illusion.– The Gurdjieff Work Today
To me, that is "The Gurdjieff Work from 1930" and has little relevance to my personal involvement in what I call "the Work." It's probably for the best that I've been unable to find an updated version. Although I'm not keen on writing (I much prefer copying!) – I have written a few words that better expresses my... Read more
What is the Work?
by: Tony Lutz
Gurdjieff strongly condemned masturbation, contraception and homosexuality as affronts to the proper order of nature. (LINK) I guess that helps to explain why he was a prolific unconscious procreater. I give that label to Gurdjieff not to diminish his contribution to the collective wisdom, but to merely point out his normalcy bias (ostrich effect). [edit: 02/10/14 | According to Mark Pilkington,"He was highly charismatic and a notorious womaniser, said to have fathered over 100 children."]
Much has been written about what "the Work" is (see here, here, and here). My intention is not to restate that which has been well defined.
I've been trying to come up with a suitable allegory for the Work, and what first came to mind is an automobile factory in which new cars are manufactured (new-born human beings), but soon after being driven off the assembly line the air filter is removed, the tires are slashed, it's then run on the rims and crashed into a concrete wall, and finally gasoline is poured inside and ignited. The car is somehow driven for 20 or 30 years, and only then taken to a repair shop (the Work).
A reoccurring question for me is why has most of this secret information (the Fourth Way, for example)... Read more
The Sly Man and the Devil
by: Tony Lutz
Is it possible the Fourth Way is but another limited hangout?
It undoubtedly was a release of previously hidden information, but was it done in order to prevent a greater exposure of more important details? If so what are the missing details?
Could there possibly be missing information that is even more important for a seeker to understand than the fundamental concepts of self-remembering, identification, unnecessary talk and negative emotions?
Here we examine the story The Sly Man and the Devil. — Gurdjieff's reply to questions about the origins of the Fourth Way. The story can be found under the "Excerpt" tab below.
Apparently, due to the wealth of information contained and the verifiable results produced, its origins are of little consequence to those who study and practice "the work".
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On defining Unconscious Procreation
Borrowing from Justice Stewart's opinion on Pornography, the easy answer has always been…
“It's difficult to define, but I Know It When I See It”
The War Zone presents a simple definition of the phrase: Unconscious Procreation.
The phrase "I know it when I see it" is a colloquial expression by which a speaker attempts to categorize an observable fact or event, although the category is subjective or lacks clearly defined parameters. The phrase was famously used in 1964 by United States Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart to describe his threshold test for obscenity in Jacobellis v. Ohio. In explaining why the material at issue in the case was not obscene under the Roth test, and therefore was protected speech that could not be censored, Stewart wrote:
“I shall not today attempt further to define the kinds of material I understand to be embraced within that shorthand description ["hard-core pornography"], and perhaps I could never succeed in intelligibly doing so. But I know it when I see it, and the motion picture involved in this case is not that.”
The expression became one of the most famous phrases in the entire history of the Supreme Court.
Stewart's "I know it when I see it" standard... Read more
The War on Children
From: The Most Revolutionary Act
My next two posts relate to the unspeakable trauma Americans experience as children.
The first film concerns the transformation of American schools into virtual prisons.
The second discusses the deliberate targeting of children by corporate advertising.
In both cases, parents are largely helpless to protect their kids. The scars created carry into adulthood.
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