December 25, 2012 By 43 Comments
In the epic Plato’s Republic, Thrasymachus attacked Socrates’ position that the idea justice is an inherent and equal right, claiming that it is just (by nature) that the strong rule over the weak. There are both men and women who seek and hold positions of power in our society – who subscribe to this very doctrine. A few short decades ago, Martin Luther King spoke of a nation gone mad on war, and of wars at home and abroad as the engine of injustice and poverty in the west. At the time, his words were received uncomfortably by many in the USA – but history proved that he had vision and foresight. His words ring true again today. So we pose the inevitable question: is justice and ethics progressing in the west, or are we regressing in a global tyranny? You answer is here… ….
December 21, 2012 By 529 Comments
When waves and ripples are emitted, energy vibrating at a certain frequency will become waveform and sound. Only now we are discovering the extraordinary world through the lens of quantum observation. Likewise, water is an uncanny transformative storer of information, and as the human body is composed of some 90% of water, it is recording everything – our environment, our emotional state and our bio rhythm. Thought and intent have a dramatic effect on what form of well-being we take – minute to minute. What we know, what we thought we knew… ….
December 20, 2012 By 490 Comments
21st Century Wire says… we wouldn’t have believed it, until we saw them this week photographed in a London property with time-lapse photography tracking movement across the frame. It’s worth looking into… By Cheyenne MacMasters What are orbs? Are they ghosts? Dust motes? A light leak in your camera? No, the good news is that they are none of the above. Digital flash photography has expanded our narrow visual range to now include orbs. Klaus Heinemann, a NASA scientist who obtained his Ph.D. in experimental physics, calls them ”emanations of spiritual beings.” Just as car headlights are not the driver, the orb light we see is not the being. Orbs love passion and rich sound, this orb shined forth in response to a blues singer who used to sing opera. His hearty voice was a true orb’s delight. Notice the dark line along the inner rim, a very characteristic detail of an orb. What are orbs? Orbs are round, orbs are tear drop, and orbs come in different colors. They like to cruise above your rooftop at night and hover around the bushes. What are orbs? They are beings who love enthusiasm. These orbs were awash over a tree that has served as the meeting place for hot air balloonists for many years. Apparently the orbs know there will be a party whenever the balloonists gather in the wee dawn hours. Who knew that orbs like to party? Or, that they liked you? What are orbs? Remember, they aren’t ghosts. You don’t have to go to a graveyard to photograph what is right outside your door. Often, they are waiting for you. This is the balloonist’s party tree already alight with orbs before everyone had arrived. Waiting expectantly for that party. Orbs are all about passion and enthusiasm, especially yours. Read more on Orbs here at 2Baware.net
December 12, 2012 By 486 Comments
Konstantin Eriksen Waking Times
Man is a spiritual creature, always searching for meaning. But for many people in the so-called “western world,” there is a feeling of disenchantment with the world as it is: Wake up, do your job, get a mortgage, buy a house, pay your taxes and eagerly await the weekend. Perhaps you’re one of these people. Traditional religions don’t fill the gap. People become exasperated. They start drinking alcohol or using drugs. They see no meaning in their routine days of drudgery. Watching some documentaries about shamanism over the last few months has gotten me thinking. A lot of these so-called “primitive” peoples appear happier than we “westerners” are. They have a sense of community, a sense of belonging and a sense of responsibility to those around them. Spiritually, they don’t seek to find a “god” outside of themselves. They don’t have rigid religious doctrines that attack all non-believers. In traditional cultures all over the world, and in places as diverse as Siberia and the Amazon jungle, shamanic mysticism is integrated into the culture. Spirituality is integrated within each individual, and every day is considered a spiritual day. Spirit is everywhere. It is not something they do once every week on a Saturday or Sunday when the kids are out of school. Their spirituality is experiential and visceral. They live it. Nowhere is this more apparent than in their use of psychotropic (mind-altering) plants to affect changes in themselves. These “primitives” actually have very sophisticated ways of inducing psychological changes. Using various mushrooms, green leafy plants and plant mixtures that affect the brain, and rituals that include dance and music to affect a trance on the participants, their spiritual practices are designed to help people discover and face their dark sides, their fears and their anxieties. Researchers who have a lot of experience studying shamanism and participating in the rituals, such as Terence McKenna, have found that this attempt to communicate directly with the spirit and emotions can transform people’s lives. Through these rituals, nature, spirit and life become unified. People become more free to express themselves. Substances are essential parts of a ritual and are not used as recreational drugs or as substitutes for television, as they are in many industrialized countries. Drug addiction is unknown in these ancient and traditional societies. As with the sufi poets, shamans compose poetry, which they later chant. Here is a poem by the Peruvian shaman Kestenbetsa, which I have translated from French:Read more
I will open, I will open your thoughts by opening them, I will fill you with joy by filling you with joy, I will straighten your thoughts straightening them, I will do it joyously I will straighten your body now, I will heal you to the depths of your heart opening your heart, I will give you an immense feeling of joy in this way, I will return life to you I will return life to your body I will return life to your thoughts I will heal your being, I will heal your body with the powerful scent of the trees and with the faultless scent of the universe in thought… for you to be joyous remember my words so that you may remember them, I chant them to you although I am unimportant, I have made you shine I have made your thoughts shine the universe harmonizes my words have fulfilled their promise and that, ’till infinity.To me it’s obvious that there is a way to be spiritual without being religious and without following a strict, dogmatic code of conduct. After all, research in biochemistry and biophysics has shown that the world is not nearly as simple as most “scientists” have thought: DNA has electromagnetic qualities. It is not merely a chemical-reaction-generator. There are snake-like bodies inside of cells that nobody understands and whose function nobody knows. Most of the “stuff” of the universe is theorized to be “dark energy,” an energy that nobody knows anything about. Could coming back to living a more natural life actually be a way out of our modern-society-induced disenchantment?