The Badlands Gaurdian

By Deek

I found this image a couple years ago on google earth, probably on one of those sites that lists interesting or unusual things you can find. They call this the Badlands Guardian. It’s a series of hills near Medicine Hat, Alberta. I drove through there last winter. Boring place. There is stuff on youtube about it from local news reports and such, it was only discovered recently by someone looking around on google earth. The view from the ground looks like nothing at all, just a bunch of green hills.
It looks exactly like a native american’s face. Well that’s what most people say, to me I’d say it even resembles more of an African face. These types of things are very peculiar. The probability that someone or something purposely shaped those hills to look like a face is extremely low, in my opinion. Unless it was aliens, a long time ago. Maybe the same people who created the Nazca lines. Them things is cool.
The funny thing is also that it’s not just eyes, a nose and mouth for example. The eye has an eyelid, eyebrow, it’s got the head dress, a spot that looks like an ear with a earing or headphone attached of some kind, even a cheekbone. It’s uncanny how many features the face has. With each feature you count you increase the complexity of the figure and the coincidence becomes more insane.
Then again it looks just like a hill, from any other angle other than looking at it north/south. It looks like the other hill edges beside it. Not like a face. So what is it? Nothing? Something? Why do we want to know… or do we. Always looking for meaning… I guess that’s just a natural process of our brain right? The seeing mechanism, seeing an object or whatever and automatically finding a meaning for it within our frame of knowledge. Is there something deeper there or is this face just an anomaly?
Related videos… google earth is incredible. What an amazing feat of technology.


Jim Morrison predicts the future

By Deek


Intro to Sacred Geometry

By: Cassiopoia
Sacred Geometry is the science of natural patterns found in all life forms. It is the underlying geometric code that everything in the universe obeys in one form or another. In nature, you can find examples of these patterns in the design of pinecones, flowers and leaves, fruit, shells, wings, trees, DNA molecules and atoms, snowflakes, eyes, etc.
Sacred Geometry is called “sacred” because it is about interconnectedness, the whole, and the harmony that exists in every situation through these patterns. To the Greeks, geometry was considered to be the perfect combination of logic and beauty and was therefore believed to be of divine origin. They thought geometric shapes were manifestations of absolute beauty. Sacred geometric ratios and equations were used in the design and building of ancient temples and monuments like the pyramids in Egypt or the temples in Greece. This is probably why many people feel intense energy in these places.
The golden ratio (proportion, section, mean) is the unique ratio such that the ratio of the whole to the larger portion is the same as the ratio of the larger portion to the smaller portion. This theory goes back to at least 300 BC when Euclid wrote his book “Elements” which explains the ratio (or “phi”).

The golden proportion, or divine proportion, has been used to make things as aesthetically pleasing as they can be, and it has been known to evoke emotions in people. The Golden Rectangle is created by this ratio and you can see that the nautilus shell (Golden Spiral) looks quite a bit like it!

The 5 Platonic solids: Tetrahedron, Cube or (Hexahedron), Octahedron, Dodecahedron and Icosahedron, are models of crystal patterns that occur in mineral formations in many variations. These are the only five regular polyhedra, that is, the only five solids made from the same equilateral, equiangular polygons. To the Greeks, these solids symbolized fire, earth, air, spirit (or ether) and water. All of these solids can be found in Metatrons cube which I’ll talk about in another post.

The circle is at the center of sacred geometry as it symbolizes oneness. With overlapping circles, the sacred geometric “Flower of Life” is created.

Sacred geometry is everywhere around us. It exists in art, architecture, music, nature, ourselves. Oh, and if you’ve ever done psychedelic drugs you may have seen some of these awesome designs in the sky or in your heads! I hope you enjoyed this intro, I’ll write more about the cosmology and mystical aspects of some of these patterns in another post.

Here’s a link to an Intro by Charles Gilchrist. He has tons of videos about Sacred Geometry and he does artwork using the patterns too.

And some others…

http://www.geometrycode.com/sg/
http://milan.milanovic.org/math/english/golden/golden2.html

NUKE!

By Deek


Interesting read on the psychadelic experience by Alan Watts

By Deek
I read this article a few years ago and found it to be true in every aspect, explains the psychadelic experience very well. The basics of it anyway. Funny thing is that I didn’t pay attention to the guy’s name, and I forgot all about the article. Then I stumbled upon Alan Watts again a couple years later through his videos and talks, and just realized now when I found this again that it was him who wrote it.
Look him up on youtube if you are not familiar with him. He’s a very unique speaker and has observed a lot about life. Here I’ll even do it for you:

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=alan+watts&aq=f

Here is the article:
http://deoxy.org/w_psyrel.htm

My Coca-Cola Essay published by McGraw-Hill

By MuthaPhukkinG


Here is the final copy of my essay, I wrote it in class so its not the greatest. It is to be published in the next years McGraw-Hill textbooks. There was a word limit as well so i didn’t get to go in depth… hope you like it!



Mutha Phukkin G

“MORE THAN JUST CAFFEINE…”



Soft drinks are some of the most popular drinks chosen by consumers year after year yet the average consumer is not even told what these beverages contain. Everyone knows about the copious amounts of caffeine and sugar present, but very few know about the neurotoxins and carcinogens found in recent analysis of the carbonated drinks. Trace amounts of benzene found in Indian Coca-Cola has sparked lawsuits against Coke, and it is spreading across the globe. People in the USA and Canada are both suing Coca-Cola over the same issues. Some of the studies show appalling results.



A recent Indian study has found many ingredients that need explanation and attention. The study has shown us what the Coca-Cola Company doesn’t want us to know. In August 2006, a study by the Centre for Science and Environment, a research group in New Delhi, brings up the issue of pesticide contamination. The study shows that 11 Coca-Cola brand soft drinks sold in India contained trace amounts of a variety of neurotoxins and human carcinogens. Lindane, Chlorpyrifos, and Heptachlor were some of the common pesticides found, and all the values surpass safe limits of allowable pesticides in soft drinks (Sharma, A694). The amounts of each pesticide found in the sodas vary: an average of 5.37 ppb for Lindane, 4.71 ppb for Chlorpyrifos, and a whopping 71% of the samples contained an average of 0.41 ppb of heptachlor (Sharma, A694). The ‘safe’ limit for soft drinks, proposed by the Bureau of Indian Standards in 2005, one 0.1 ppb for individual pesticides and 0.5 ppb of total pesticides in any given soft drink (Sharma, A694). The numbers are horrifying.



These hidden ingredients can cause serious health problems over time. The toxicity of the ingredients can cause adverse effects on a person’s overall health, and could lead to the development of cancers and brain damage. Rolf U. Halden, cofounder of the Johns Hopkins Center for Water and Health, notes, “Although the levels of pesticide residues reported [in the CSE] study are unlikely to cause immediate harm to consumers, chronic effects following long-term exposure may occur” (Sharma, A694). With an average of 22.1 times the standard allowed for pesticide contamination (Huilgol, 89), the Coca-Cola Company claims they are under attack by lawyers who just want to line their pockets (Quaid). This belief of a current controversy about colas stems from the fact that the pesticide contents are higher than certain recommended standards, but the pesticides themselves aren’t yet scientifically linked to cancer or brain damage directly. For now, the Coca-Cola Company is safe behind a curtain of ignorance; this is about to change.



A recent Lymphoma Foundation study has demonstrated a correlation between pesticides and Lymphoma in children. Both maternal and paternal exposure also increased the chances of cancer in the offspring. It is also believed that an unprecedented increase in breast cancer of 60% in New Zealand and the USA can be partially explained by the increased permeation of pesticides in the environment (Huilgol, 89). Now that we can see the toxic properties of Coca-Cola, as well as the effects of continual consumption, what can be done? Is anybody doing anything about this? The answer is yes.



Around the world many are taking action against the soda-pop giant demanding explanation, regulation and a complete list of all the ingredients, toxic or non-toxic, on all beverage containers. As of now, it seems that soft drinks are the only beverage not required to have labels with full ingredients (Huilgol, 89). The consumer is blind to the plethora of hidden poisons not included on the labels. Many are fed up.



With the knowledge of what’s inside Coca-Cola, along with accurate and specific labels, we can further regulate the carcinogenic, and neurotoxic ingredients throughout the globe. More and more, as time passes, the Coca-Cola Company’s specious argument about greedy lawyers lining their pockets is being dismissed. Countries such as India, and Canada, and states such as Kansas, Massachusetts, and New Jersey have federal cases, as well as state court lawsuits in Florida and California. In the end, I believe it is the individual government’s fault for not investigating a product that is so widely sold and consumed. In my own personal experiences, I have noticed if you don’t know what’s in something, you probably shouldn’t drink it.





Works Cited



Chou, K.-H., and Bell, L.N. “Caffeine Content of Pre-packaged National-Brand and Private-Label Carbonated Beverages”. Journal of Food Science: 72: (2007). C337-C342. MEDLINE. EBSCO. Web. 17 February, 2010.



Huilgol, Nagraj G. “Cola, controversies and carcinogenisis.” Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics. 2.3 (2006): 89. MEDLINE. EBSCO. Web. 17 February, 2010.



Quaid, Libby. “Coca-Cola sued over benzene fear.” Winnipeg Free Press (MB). 26 August, 2006: B11. Canadian Reference Centre. EBSCO. Web. 17 February, 2010.



Seow, W.K., and Thong, K.M. “Erosive effects of common beverages on extracted premolar teeth”. Australian Dental Journal. 50: (3): 173-178. 2005. MEDLINE. EBSCO. Web. 17 February, 2010.



Sharma, Dinesh C. “Pop Toxicology?” Environmental Health Perspectives 114.12 (2006): A694. Health Source – Consumer Edition. EBSCO. Web. 17th February, 2010.