Novelty Theory

By Deek
This is the first of most likely many posts about Terrence Mckenna. There’s a lot to know about him so I’ll keep it short and let the video do the talking as far as an introduction to his world.
From Wikipedia:
“Terence Kemp McKenna (November 16, 1946 – April 3, 2000) was an American author, public speaker, metaphysician, psychonaut, philosopher, ethnobotanist, art historian, and self-described anarchist, anti-materialist, environmentalist, feminist, Platonist and skeptic. During his lifetime he was noted for his knowledge of psychedelics, metaphysics, plant-based entheogens, shamanism, mysticism, Hermeticism, Neoplatonism, biology, geology, physics, phenomenology, and his concept of novelty theory”
This short video series is Terrence explaining his novelty theory. He created a computer program that is used to match events of novelty or “newness” (ie. important memorable events) in time with ones that occured in the past within other epochs or sections of time. Each epoch from the birth of the universe to sometime in late 2012 (coinciding with the end of the mayan calender’s long count) gets shorter and shorter while the same amount of change from the last epoch happens in the next one, until we come to a “singularity” where the graph of change goes off the charts. At this point the level of interconnectedness and complexity is so high that anything and everything that could be imagined will happen simultaneously. Ray Kurzweil has a similar theory about a technological singularity that is predicted to occur about 30 years later, a movie will be coming out on the topic this year.

Another good lecture series by Mckenna related to this on youtube is called “the world and it’s double”. It’s got to be about 2 hours but it’s extremely informative.
Here’s another one I’ll throw in for free…

Jamais Vu

By Deek

Jamais Vu is often described as the opposite of Deja Vu but more accurately it is “when a person momentarily doesn’t recognize a word, person, or place that he/she already knows”. It is often associated with forms of epilepsy and amnesia. Apparently there is a 3rd “vu” called Presque vu, more commonly knwon as the “tip of the tongue” phenomenon we all experience from time to time. Although these experiences are so common among people, they are difficult to study in detail due to the fact that they come unannounced and leave little physical evidence of their happening. There are a variety of current theories but nothing fully agreed upon, and none that I really agree with much at all. I think this is one of those things we can figure out by observing it when it happens. People are often able to use their lucid dreaming abilities more fully when they begin to write down their dreams and observe them more.

Sometimes Deja vu happens so oftne to a person they even end up ignoring it most of the time. I think this happens with dreams too, many people ignore their dreams as a common experience and don’t pay much attention to them upon waking, so we forget them. I think that line of thought can also lead into daily life, ignoring daily experiences as common and paying little attention to them… not a good thing.

Here is a very interesting website I discovered a long time ago created by a woman who experiences Jamais Vu in various forms due to epilepsy. It includes journal entries and poetry about her experiences. Pretty interesting.


Drunk History: Nikola Tesla, HAARP

By Deek:
I thought I would post a little mix of humour and history today. Nikola Tesla was an extremely interesting dude, one of those too smart for his own good kind. He is often mentioned in science fiction plots, sometimes simply to fill a gap where scientific explanations to the viewer of a film or player of a video game might not make any sense.
Tesla (who spoke 7 languages) was an inventor and a mechanical/electrical engineer of the early 20th century. He is known for contributing heavily to commercial electricity, the radio, alternating current and also somewhat to robotics, remote control, and computer science among other things. Apparently when he was close to death he claimed he worked out a “dynamic theory of gravity” but it was never published. Tesla seems like a guy who was trying to figure every single thing out. He had plans for a flying machine that was entirely electromagnetically powered and also some kind of direct energy weapon dubbed by the public “the death ray”.
One recent popular conspiracy theory that is linked to Tesla involves HAARP. The “High Frequency Auroral Research Program”. Some people believe that this ionospheric research program based in Alaska and funded by the US government is using Tesla’s technology for evil. Through their research with the ionosphere they hope to advance the science of navigational technolgoy such as GPS and also communication technology.
Many people believe HAARP might have a secret agenda to perhaps manipulate the ionosphere to send brain wave controlling signals down to earth which might affect our emotions. Or maybe something like Project Blue Beam, where someone evil will use secret technology to create realistic holograms of each geographical area’s diety and tell them the world is ending. Another theory is that the technology can be used to affect weather or earthquakes and that it has caused the recent earthquakes that have been plaguing the globe in places such as China, Haiti and Chili. Could be just natural earth changes but hey, it does give the soldiers a reason to occupy the country doesn’t it? I wonder what Alex Jones thinks.

One thing that intrigues me is the recent “Norway Spiral“. There is a similar research facility in Norway right by where this happened. The official explanation when this aired on the news was that it was a failed russian rocket test. I have seen a video which describes the way in which a failed rocket would let fuel out as it spins in a spiral fashion, however there are too many things that seem fishy about it. Read more here.
Pseudoscience? Hmm. Apparently HAARP holds open houses regularly that any citizen can attend and walk the entire premesis. They also document every single thing they do day by day, and this is also open to the public. Who knows.
Anyways… here is the point of this post. Something to make you laugh, but also teach you some cool history. Drunk History: Nikola Tesla, featuring John C. Reilly and Crispin Glover. Other episodes include stars like Jack Black, Michael Cera and Danny McBride.

We are nature

By: Cassiopoia

I feel as though we have lost touch. We have lost touch to where we really come from and what it means to be an equal part of a working system so much bigger than ourselves. I believe that the human species have placed themselves on a pedestal of dominance over all other living things and that this myth is the engine that drives our day to day activities. Many people operate by this myth – whether consciously or unconsciously, that the Earth was “created,” for us to live on and take whatever we need from it without understanding the consequences. This has led to alarming environmental destruction worldwide and an overall lack of recognizing the intrinsic (natural) value, not economic, value of all living species. With this anthropocentric worldview placing humans at the center of everything, the natural balance that once existed between species on this Earth has been lost.

Now, the natural imbalance I mentioned relates to global warming and climate change. In the past before major human interference of natural systems, the Earth was able to maintain a state of “homeostasis,” a balance; of species, temperature, you know. But now, because humans have interfered and developed a way of living that consumes so much of the world’s natural resources, pollutes and disrupts so many natural ecosystems so quickly, the earth is having a harder time keeping the balance and temperatures are rising. You may have seen Al Gore’s zigzag graph that points to our most imminent doom.

You may not be with me on this, but I happen to agree with the thousands of scientists that have worked and continue to work tirelessly to be able to tell us almost unequivocally that climate change is indeed happening, is indeed a great threat to all species on this planet, and is indeed caused by human activity in the past 100 years or so. Before I go further I will make a distinction between climate and weather. Weather is our day to day, its rain, its snow, its blazing heat, its freezing cold. Climate is the average of all these things over time, lots of time. So to people who say that climate change and global warming are not happening because of one cold day in the summertime, that’s just not the case. The average weather (climate) is getting warmer and shifting. Now the worst effects of this may not be felt by westerners, but it is being felt by many third world countries and small island nations. The alarm is ringing and people need to stop tuning it out. One devastating effect of climate change is the worldwide destruction of coral reefs. Coral reefs cover one sixth of the world’s coastlines, are the most productive ecosystems on the planet and are the livelihood of the people that live near them. Because of rising temperatures, a slight increase in the temperature of the water as well as increased pollution and agricultural run off which is nutrient and mineral rich into the water causes massive blooms of algae to grow. Algae out-compete the corals for the nutrients that enter the water from the run-off and the algae end up using up most of the oxygen in the water leaving barely any for the corals. They also create a blanket which can block out the sunlight, decreasing the ability of the corals to photosynthesize. Fishermen use cyanide, sulphur and explosives to stun tropical fish to make them easier to catch and sell in foreign markets. These chemicals along with algal blooms cause the corals to bleach and in many cases, die. Scientists predict that coral reef ecosystems are in danger of becoming extinct and to prepare for this they are in the process of collecting corals to keep in storage in case one day the water returns back to a state in which they can thrive again. This is just one effect of climate change and one way that our current way of living is affecting the environment.

There was a new philosophy developed in the 1970’s by Arne Naess called “Deep Ecology.” This philosophy centers on the principle that all living things are equal in the inherent value on Earth, in other words, no one species is more important to life than another and everything is interconnected and interdependent. It rejects the anthropocentric way of life, just as many civil rights, feminist and animal rights movements have as well. Its not misanthropic, or people hating, it simply recognizes that we aren’t the center of things and our needs aren’t the only thing that matters. This has been one of the philosophies that has fuelled environmental activism in the past few decades. It is kind of related to the Gaia theory proposed by James Lovelock that suggested that the Earth functions as one organism or one entity, so if one part of the organism defies this then the whole thing goes all wacky. In respect to climate change, the deep ecology worldview is a way of seeing the world that leads to a respect and appreciation of nature and the complex web of life that we are a part of. One of the basic principles of deep ecology is to question things on a deeper level, to question where we came from and what that means. Our actions all have a consequence, and whether or not we can feel the effect of those consequences in our daily life, we can’t avoid them.

What I’m getting at is that I am worried that the majority of people don’t value nature outside of its economic worth, or at all. There needs to be a shift in consciousness toward a worldview that does not alienate our species against all the rest. All species share the same right to live and flourish. There is a great opportunity for self realization in identifying with the natural world. To realize that we are all interconnected, all animals, plants, insects, bacteria, etc., is a process of self realization. We all share the same history and we are all one.

I will add one more thing. While I was researching this I learned about social ecology as well and on particular thought stood out and that was the fact that “we can’t expect to treat the natural world appropriately unless we take care of other human beings appropriately.” This is an excerpt from something I read, “…But humanity is a part of nature too, and the development of our awareness and our human freedom is an important step in ending the environmental crisis. I would say that deep ecology is part of the great liberation movement that culminated in the Enlightenment and is now trying to move beyond the Enlightenment’s limitations. It’s not just about freeing white men from the control of the king, and it’s not just about freeing women or blacks anymore. It’s about freeing all beings from unnecessary kinds of control and exploitation.”

So what do we do? Well I suggest we educate ourselves, we talked to people, we reach out, we connect, we question, we find true value in life.

P.S. Please question, challenge, comment.


The Dangers of an Open Mind… you heard me.

By: Janouka

Right now, in the western world, anything goes. Believe whatever you want, think whatever you want, define your own truths. You are truth, and that is all that’s true. No certainty, no rules. But since we are renouncing all certainty… is even that true? The renouncing of one thing is the accepting of another. Even if what you’re accepting is to abstain from accepting any one thing. So still we say: you think what you think, I’ll think what I think, because there is no right or wrong anymore. It sounds great, and its gotta be better then warring about things like religion. But does it really help us? We’ve started to be too accepting, too inclusive, and too “free”. Don’t get your back up, hear me out.

I am a post-modern child, I don’t deny it. I love it. I agree that (for the most part) truth is constantly evolving. I think there are few, if any, things we can know for sure. There is evidence for and against every argument, and physical reality is no longer a doctrine. There is a great liberation in the realization that there are simply things we cannot know. The problem with this is that in its infiniteness, it is limiting. By recognizing the fragmentation and uncertainty of this world and this life, we have relinquished the activity of true conversation. By entering into an interaction of any sort, with the idea that whatever the other person is going to say, is their belief and it doesn’t concern you, sets you up for a conversation that doesn’t involve a real yearning for understanding. Allowing for missing pieces in one’s personal manifesto is a necessity, because there are many things that are unknown. But it is not an excuse admitting us from asking questions, challenging, or being challenged. Believing that you may never know absolute truth is not an excuse for not searching for it. By elevating ourselves as individuals, we lose the ability for community. We must acknowledge the difference between tolerance and understanding, and aim first at understanding. “Just as iron sharpens iron, one man sharpens another.” (proverbs)

How many times have you been in a group and heard someone say “I don’t talk about religion or politics”, or see someone back away from a conversation that might get the least bit controversial? I see it all the time and it makes me itchy. No one wants to over step, no one wants to offend. I’m not saying we should speak with the intention of offending, but should we really be hiding what we think out of fear that someone is going to disagree and we may actually have to try and explain ourselves?

We have lost the desire to communicate. In this whole “you believe what you believe, I’ll believe what I believe” society we’ve created, we’ve wiped out real dialogue. No longer do we feel the need to explain, express, or expose our beliefs, ideas, or truths. We are the most adamantly inarticulate generation, and we need to start speaking with intention.

I support the freedom that comes hand-in-hand with post-modernism, but I don’t support the segregation. We are no loner segregating by means of religion, culture, or other collectives, but we are segregating individually. We are all allowed to be as open-minded as our minds will stretch… so long as we do it in our own back yards.

We need to start opening our minds up even further. Not just accepting that we are all free-thinkers and “to each their own”. That’s all well and good, and a great progression from traditional ways of thinking, but let’s not stop here. We need to start talking, start testing, and start learning from each other. And real, true, open listening, not debating: conversing and understanding. We have to regain conviction, we have to start advocating for what we believe to be true, but all the while being open to the possibility that our truths can change. If we don’t start really speaking to each other, we are going to drown in our own thoughts and become stagnant. Growth is a result of struggle. It’s not enough to be questioning authority; we have to start speaking with it too.


Yesterday belongs to the dead

By: Deek

We are all living in one eternal moment. It isn’t even really correct to call it a moment because “a moment” denotes a given point in a linear time length. I mean what we are living or experiencing is infinite, not in regards to time only but in regards to the process. How would one know this? How would one know that it was finite? For it to be finite one would have to know of something outside of the box that is not included. The known is the realm we are in, not the unknown. For when it becomes known it ceases to be the unknown. Time and space is the most common form of experiencing for humans, physically. Our daily lives. What we know to be ‘real’. Many people however experience a multitude of ‘other’ types of experiences, some more common than others which include out of body experiences, meditative trances, psychosis, comas, dreams (lucid and non), de ja vue, psychedelic drug trips,etc. While in these states most experiences claim that time and space tend to lose their meaning. Their experience of being becomes qualitatively different. Time-dilation, lost time, experiencing time backwards, being able to tell the future second by second or experiencing ‘forever’ all in one instant are just some examples.

Most who have not had these experiences of altered states of consciousness either reject the idea altogether or do not fully understand what it means because they have no reference of comparison in order to comprehend it. For whatever reason, fear, ignorance, chance, unavailability or lack of access, they have only seen one side of the coin. Because the number of people who have these experiences (though recently growing) is so low, the general consensus of the population is that they are either ‘not real’ or that people ‘are just seeing things’. Also, many psychedelic drugs which are safe and have even been proven to help patients with a variety of psychological problems have been lumped into the ‘drug’ category and outlawed, because “drugs are bad”.

The fact is that nobody really knows what anything is. We can nit-pick at every little atom, every little quark, do a trillion experiments in the lab, shoot atoms along a track at each other to recreate the conditions shortly after the big bang forever and that will never make us understand what shit is, but what is it really? What is the big picture? Not what is one pixel of it. Once you get to see the big picture you are still looking at a picture. So life is not a game to be won. There isn’t some kind of experiment that will yield a result to satisfactorily explain all of existence in one neat little formula. The more answers we find the more questions open up. That’s just a fact.

Here is an example of how much we actually don’t know. Big bang theory which is the current scientific model of the universe posits that time began at a certain point. The big bang, a rapid expansion of an infinitely hot and infinitely dense point (the gravitational singularity) and it is still expanding to this day. The way we found this out was by using Einstein’s general relativity and extrapolating events backwards in time by observing and making calculations about expansion of the universe. We concluded that since the universe is expanding in a certain way, it must have all been together once. However, at the point of the singularity, general relativity breaks down, meaning at that small of a scale its formulas don’t work. So the science that we used to get there doesn’t work once we’re there. So what is a gravitational singularity, what is gravitation for that matter? We know what these things are but their full nature is still debated to this day. We also don’t know where shit goes when it goes through a black hole, or what dark matter or dark energy is and they apparently make up 95% of the universe. We don’t even know if they exist we just had to make them up to account for missing areas in our calculations about gravity and the workings of the universe. My point is that no matter how much we try to understand intellectually, things are still happening. Gravity is gravitating and the singularity is singu…lating. There’s still always shit to observe and figure out. There is something to be looked at there. Things are happening, how beautiful. Not just understanding them verbally and knowing what happened a long time ago or what will happen in the future. What about now? What is now? It just is!!!

Something interesting… the speed of light is always 299 792 458 meters a second in a vacuum. Information/energy/matter can not travel faster than light. If it could then it would be possible for a signal to be received before it was sent. There is a theoretical particle called a Tachyon which has the properties of only being able to travel faster than light. If Tachyons were found to be real able to be used to send information, then it would be possible to violate causality in Einstein’s special relativity.

“If one of the two events represents the sending of a signal from one location and the second event represents the reception of the same signal at another location, then as long as the signal is moving at the speed of light or slower, the mathematics of simultaneity ensures that all reference frames agree that the transmission-event happened before the reception-event.However, in the case of a hypothetical signal moving faster than light, there would always be some frames in which the signal was received before it was sent, so that the signal could be said to have moved backwards in time. And since one of the two fundamental postulates of special relativity says that the laws of physics should work the same way in every inertial frame, then if it is possible for signals to move backwards in time in any one frame, it must be possible in all frames. This means that if observer A sends a signal to observer B which moves FTL (faster-than-light) in A’s frame but backwards in time in B’s frame, and then B sends a reply which moves FTL in B’s frame but backwards in time in A’s frame, it could work out that A receives the reply before sending the original signal, a clear violation of causality in every frame.”

It would be like receiving a text message, and then replying, but in reality the text you are sending as a reply is the causal factor in the text that was sent which you are replying to. That’s almost like there is no free will involved at all there. Is this type of relation similar to the one of consciousness and matter? Which one came first? When?



The experience of time passing is psychological. Our brains process information at something below 100 HZ. Your computer runs at about 3 GHZ, unless you are a noob in which case your computer may run anywhere from 1GHZ to 2GHZ. If a computer was self-aware or could perceive time a second to us would be like 30 or more to it because of the amount of information it is processing, would it not? Time is an experienced duration of being, memories of past, hopes of future. All imagined. We arrange events in a linear fashion within the brain and we say this was before and this will come to be after. The reality is that what is happening is happening now and only now. Tomorrow never comes because it is always today. We are present. We are here. We never go there or anywhere because once we get there it is here.

Now is a pivotal moment where all events are possible. If one was to fully recognize that then there would be no fear and all dreams would be immediately fulfilled. We spend our daily ‘time’ considering what we want to become or worrying about not making the same mistakes we have in the past. One big problem is being concerned with death but real death is not being in the moment, it’s missing out on every ‘now’ that ever happened in your life because you were worried about losing your ‘self’ or leaving your ‘things’ behind, or uncertainty of what might be ‘after’. To say death is a moment in time at the end of your life is like saying the moment of birth is your life. There is a thing that frees the mind of that and it is called action. Acting is the assembling of perfection, doing what needs to be done. All at once it is moving into the future and putting the past in place like setting a table or cleaning a room. Living is dying, literally. Not just that we live and we die, or we live to die. But we do both simultaneously, they are the same thing. The process is one of duality. It is showing opposites. Life comes with death. Light comes with dark. Yin and yang. It is meant to be experienced and embraced. Or else it wouldn’t be there. There’s no point in worrying about the past because it is finished and there is no point in worrying about the future because the future is now, and that’s what we have to grasp- fully with everything we have, not just in words.

The more one tries to understand in words the less one understands because words have a definition which is defined in terms of words also. We can never escape words unless we jump above and beyond to a higher level of intuitive understanding. This understanding can truly only come with acceptance of the fact that there is other shit that you haven’t experienced. For all you know what you are experiencing is less than 1% of total reality, and there may be a reason for that. Human life with all it’s time and space bullshit might just be that small percentage of a bigger cycle of existence. A type of existence that maybe isn’t even subjective at all, and where time and space, matter and energy have no meaning whatsoever. Psychedelic or higher dimensional experiences are just one example of an uncommon form of reality experienced by many, and what occurs in these states is just as real as any other state. It is something experienced and perceived, and perspective is reality. So we must observe this fact and be as aware as possible of what is going on. Then we can reach a higher level of understanding of what is. Or what is is.



Don’t believe everything you see

By: MuthaPhukkinG

Do you ever stop to think about what it is that we are actually experiencing? What life actually is? That thing we call life, also known to some by the name perception, is made up of the experiences and memories over a lifetime. The human brain is by far the most complex system we have ever come across in nature (inside, outside, and including our galaxy), and this whole experience of life and senses of sight, hearing, taste, touch, smell, and even time can be summed up in the form of electrical, and chemical signals inside our brain. I’m here to discredit the perceived senses.

Don’t believe everything you see.

When you look at the sun it shines in your eyes with blinding light; even though your brain remains in complete darkness it perceives the light, and this is the basis of perception; your brain calculates the light we are able to see without actually seeing it. It is also our brains ability to do complex mathematical calculations in nanoseconds that allow an astronomer to be amazed at the sheer distance when he looks through the telescope at a distant star, the massive distance is only perceived by his brain, and are really just electrical, and chemical reactions sent to the brain relative to known experience; activated by the by the eye’s perception of the visible light that it can see. So what is the reality we see? It boils down to chemicals, and electricity. Our subconscious brain makes a nice picture for us of what it believes we should see.


This chart here shows the Visible Light compared to the invisible light, and for all we know the chart most likely goes on forever up, and down in frequencies (I may be wrong as I’m no electromagnetic specialist), but if this is true then we cannot possible base anything off of sight; as we can only comprehend a small sliver of light.

One can argue that they trust their sight fully; then you must ask them if they have ever had a depth perception test. The results usually are astounding; when I did one I thought for sure I had it. I was about seven inches off. The fact that this basic test can fool almost anybody shows that we can’t really rely on our eyes. How many times have you been watching something on TV and this happens? You are looking right at it, but you miss something important in a split second like a breakaway goal, or your favourite wrestler gets eliminated from the Royal Rumble, without this flaw in our memory and sight TiVo would never have been made. Even looking at one of those “magic-eye” pictures we can conclude that sight is indeed flawed.

Everything you see everyday might not even be there. Distance, shapes, colours, sizes, and textures we perceive are just electrical and chemical signals telling our brain what to tell us we see. Like the curved mirror at the carnival. Our view of the universe is impaired. What we see as empty space is filled with air and water vapour and shit that we cannot perceive with sight. If a human brain were able to be placed inside some sort of container that kept it alive and fed it the right electrical and chemical stimuli, a Matrix like world would exist for the individual, it could see, hear, taste, and smell physical objects in a dreamlike induced state; as well as have its own physical body. One can only wonder if the technology to keep someone alive in a Matrix type storage device is already here or not. One thing many will argue is the fact that if you hit something made of physical matter… it will hurt; this is another issue of perception that I will definitely get into in a later post about perception.


Unknowing

By: T.McLinden
It surprises me how little human beings know about what is happening in the world around them. There are physical, biological and chemical phenomena happening at every single instant in each our lives that so few people understand. I don’t even mean understanding the real complexities of life in a scientific way, as I’m not here to preach about education or whatever, but it just surprises me that even the ‘basics’ are a complete mystery to so many people.

I’ll get right into this with an example: why do we need oxygen to breathe? If it is so important for life, why is air only approximately 21% oxygen? Do you know the answer? Do your parents who have been on this planet for approximately half a century (maybe more) know the answer? Most people don’t. Oxygen is a terminal electron acceptor in a process called oxidative phosphorylation. This process happens in your tissues, which contain cells, which contain organelles. There is an organelle called a mitochondria, which has this ‘electron transport chain’ system embedded in its inner membrane. What happens? These electrons get pulled through this ‘system,’ similar to water flowing down Niagara Falls, creating a force, a force which can be used to transform kinetic energy into electrical energy. Instead of water being pushed off a cliff by gravity (and harnessed by turbines for power), electrons are being pulled through a network, in order to reach the oxygen atoms at the end. Net result: your cells use this force of electrons being pulled towards oxygen to make energy (in the form of ATP), sustaining life.

That’s why you need oxygen (obviously this is the most simplistic explanation possible), yet I would say the vast majority of the human race does not understand why they die as soon as they are cut off from this valuable molecule. This obviously leads to the next question of: well, what are electrons? What’s “phosphorylation”? etc. The questions are so simplistic, yet to many, seem so advanced. Yet the answers are NOT hard to come by or comprehend, as long as you start from the ground up, built knowledge, expand it, share it. You don’t need to be a physics major to understand why your cars paint is red. Plain and simple, a red object absorbs all the colours from the visible white light spectrum and REFLECTS the light at the 620–750 nm frequency (which happens to be the colour red). Do I know why our visual cortex interprets visible electromagnetic radiation at that frequency as the colour ‘red’? No I do not, but I bet it would not be hard to find out.

At the same time, a strong argument could be made that you do not need to understand even the most basic and common scientific phenomena to live a happy or fulfilling life. I would say that is definitely true as well, as people will live their lives and never know the answers. They will take their last breath not knowing why they took a million plus breaths throughout their life in the first place. Does that mean they’re stupid? No, not at all, but it may show a lack of appreciation for the wicked shit that makes the world around us exist.

What’s the point of this discussion? Basically, just ask why, and use the vast amount of resources we have at our disposal to answer these questions (Wiki takes what a bunch of over-analytical scientists publish in research papers and distills it to something most people can understand – use it). Being a senior science student in university (just finishing my third year in Biomedical Sciences), the theme of this blog will kind of set the stage for my content to come, so if anyone has any suggestions for future topics, comments or rebuttals, post up.


xyz biased

By: Alex Jensen
Everything starts with a point; an idea; an observation. Throughout this observation we create an analysis of not only humanity itself, but of the universe in a universal perspective. The reason why we become so universal is because of our energetic, conscious connection with what we perceive as to what we know as “reality”. So what is reality? Nothing but an ironic paradox that we can’t grasp mainly because we don’t want to. The paradox of reality is that everything we see in our three dimensional area of life is nothing but a lesson; it does not exist in a vivid form for our consciousness, yet a cloudy form so we can discover. It is an experience that we need to be a part of to prepare us for our time of releasing. This time of releasing is a process of ~75 years but it all happens in an instant when “death” occurs.
So why does this happen in an instant? The astral plane has no restriction of time or space therefore one second can be an infinite moment in another dimension. So as we die, the chemical of dimethyltryptamene (the chemical that produces our dreams at night) all comes out at once, therefore we can make an absolute assumption that this releasing of our natural astral catalyst can create an infinite moment of different realities for an eternity. Although it may only seem like ten minutes in our physical world, these ten minutes can become an astronomical period of time for us in the other dimensions; the other realities which we can consciously perceive as “different” from our normal lives. As we enter these new dimensions for the rest of our brand new, dynamic conscious states, we are set to perceive brand new experiences that we have never felt before. We’ve never felt them before because they are unique, abstract thoughts that will never have equality with our other intangible feelings. The experience becomes an adventure of curiosity and realization of illusions that are not false, but illusions that are meant to create the paths that we need to follow in order to secure our conscious state of being.
So you may ask, “What is the purpose of the security for our conscious state of being?” It’s quite simple even though it’s a very generic question; we need to flow universally to understand and perceive brand new perceptions being brought to us. Think about it… as you’re born as a baby, you have no idea what language is, you have no idea what politics are, and you have no grasp of how a country runs economically. But as you grow up, it’s practically inevitable (assuming you’re born with no mental disabilities) that you need to experience and understand what is actually going on in this three dimensional area for your existence. So your consciousness evolves through creativity and through gaining knowledge which expands your intellect. Now think about this (theoretically speaking, as most of this response is)… when you die, you go into a new dimension that you have never perceived yet your mind will inevitably evolve and adapt to this brand new dimensional space of higher possibilities than our very own three dimensional matrix. You begin to feel the new experiences that you know you must adapt to therefore the gathering of knowledge cannot shrink, it only grows larger. So as you learn more in this brand new dimension, there can be the possibility of creating your very own expressions that only you can understand and perceive (at the moment). However, this doesn’t mean that you can’t share these expressions.
The ability to share information and to create movements of inspiration will always be there, and they will always be enforced by good people. It is an attribute that we were almost meant to have; this is why there have been so many positive, global movements around the world which have made contributions to help shape the past, present and future (it doesn’t even have to be global, it can be as small as a community of friends). But there will always be beings that are filled with some kind of dark, negative energy who create movements completely opposite to what these positive contributions have brought upon humanity (such as Hitler). Life itself follows the same kind of plot diagram as a short story or novel. You start off with your exposition; you are introduced to the setting (our three dimensional area), the characters (your close friends, or even yourself) and the time (without time nothing can progress therefore it would be a static moment of infinity). The initial incident is the astronomical event that leads to the climax in your life. However, initial incidents do not necessarily have to be negative, and climaxes do not necessarily need to be positive. But if we look at life as a journey for success; for conscious evolution, and for mutual expression, life becomes very vivid to you and your awareness/satisfactory level is above the median.
So as we reach this climax in our life, it is inevitable that this climax will produce a positive vibe leading towards your death or a negative one depending on your actions. If we assume that the climax was positive, the falling action would be to spread the knowledge you have gained all of your life to create a movement between younger individuals who are filled with imagination, who are creative, and who are curious. So as this positive lesson is taught to multiple individuals, a conclusion is inevitable. However your “death” will only reflect how positive or negative you were in life which opens brand new dimensions of euphoria or dysphoria.

One last bucket of ice cream

By: Deek


A new 2 hour special is set to air on MSNBC on Monday, April 19th. called The McVeigh Tapes. The date will mark the 15 year anniversary of the bomb attack committed by Timothy McVeigh in 1995 in Oklahoma City. 168 people including 3 pregnant woman and a 3 month old child died. It was the deadliest act of terrorism in the US before 9/11. McVeigh was executed by lethal injection in 2001 in Indiana after his last meal of a bucket of mint chocolate chip ice cream.

The video was cut down from more than 20 hours of recordings. In it he describes his motives, plans, and feelings about the events- post sentencing. He states the reasoning behind the attack was retaliation against the US government for past incidents such as Waco and Ruby Ridge.

So I guess to some people killing people is a good way to avenge the death of people. The US bureau of alcohol tobacco and firearms kills some civilians… McVeigh kills 168 people to retaliate… and the US then kills McVeigh to retaliate against him. How does killing someone teach them or anyone else that killing is wrong?

It’s similar to what’s going on in the Middle East right now. Most of the young soldiers of the 89 billion military factions who are at war don’t even know what they’re fighting for. They are either brainwashed into thinking their enemy is the devil or they are fighting as a form of retaliation. I saw a 24 year old university graduate from Gaza state on camera that he must attack Israel because his family was killed by Israeli’s. He then goes on to say War brings war. Peace brings peace. That statement makes no f***ing sense.

Back in the 60s and 70s there was a left wing group called The Weathermen mostly comprised of students who were against the extremely botched Vietnam War and other injustices done by the US government. They led a shitload of attacks on government institutions including planting bombs during the time of the Vietnam violence. However, they planned each one in a way such that no one would ever be hurt. Every one was successful up until one of the last operations- the one where they killed 2 cops and a security guard while robbing a brinks truck… (by this time the group had somewhat fell apart as far as organization) but disregarding that one fuck up I think what they did was pretty groovy, man- especially aiding in Timothy Leary’s prison escape and flying him to Argentina.

At the end of the day I am not sure you can really say they did anything to actually stop violence. Each time they protested or had a rally the government stood more defiant towards them… and kept doing their thing.

At least they stood up for something though, and showed regular every day citizens of North America that you are a tangible thing that has a say, and sometimes more than just a say. You can affect reality. Sometimes the people have to put their foot down and go beyond words to show their government that. You can’t always order around the tribesmen. We aren’t all sheep. Without protest we would allow the world to slip into the totalitarian 1984 state.

There is only one actual rule and it has to do with Karma. Don’t hurt anybody. Let people do whatever the hell they want as long as it doesn’t hurt anybody. That rule when applied can do great things. Ghandi had it right I think… It starts with one person. You show people the way and if it works people will follow it. Simple. No need to go bombing shit just because some shit was bombed in the past.

Fighting fire with fire will never put out flames.