We all love mushrooms here! This is one of the coolest ideas I have heard recently, and it makes a lot of sense. The proposal is that, when we die, we allow our bodies to naturally decay in the earth with the help of an Infinity Mushroom that will cleanse our bodies of all accumulated toxins that would otherwise enter back into the natural environment and cause further pollution of the planet. This is fascinating and makes you think about your own responsibility to mother Earth even after death of the physical body. Plus… the suit just looks awesome.
This is a passage from the chapter entitled “The Turning of the Age,” in the book Sacred Economics written by Charles Eisenstein. The book explores the history of the financial system and the many stories that humanity is living out today that are leading to the rapid destruction of the earth, and the mass commodification of culture, nature, society… and everything really. It is definitely worth a read, and you can read it online at www.realitysandwich.com .
‘Two key developments mark the transition from childhood to adulthood, whether on the individual or the species level. The first is that we fall in love, and this love relationship is different from that of the child to the mother. In childhood, the primary aspect of the love relationship is that of receiving. I am happy to give all I can to my children, and I want them to receive it without restraint. It is right for a child to do what is necessary to grow, both physically and mentally. A good parent provides the resources for this growth, as our MotherEarth has done for us.
So far, we humans have been children in relationship to earth. We began in the womb of hunter-gatherer existence, in which we made no distinction between human and nature, but were enwombed within it. An infant does not have a strong self-other distinction, but takes time to form an identity and an ego and to learn that the world is not an extension of the self. So it has been for humanity collectively. Whereas the hunter-gatherer had no concept of a separate “nature” distinct from “human,” the agriculturist, whose livelihood depended on the objectification and manipulation of nature, came to think of nature as a separate category. In the childhood of agricultural civilization, humanity developed a separate identity and grew large. We had our adolescent growth spurt with industry, and on the mental plane entered through Cartesian science the extreme of separation, the fully developed ego and hyperrationality of the young teenager who, like humanity in the Age of Science, completes the stage of cognitive development known as “formal operations,” consisting of the manipulation of abstractions. But as the extreme of yang contains the birth of yin, so does the extreme of separation contain the seed of what comes next: reunion.
In adolescence, we fall in love, and our world of perfect reason and perfect selfishness falls apart as the self expands to include the beloved within its bounds. A new kind of love relationship emerges: not just one of receiving, but of giving too, and of cocreating. Fully individuated from the Other, we can fall in love with it and experience a reunion greater than the original union, for it contains within it the entire journey of separation.’
Aldous Huxley was born in England, but spent the latter part of his life in the United States. He wrote several novels, perhaps the most popular being ‘Brave New World’, a story about a controlled future world where babies are created in laboratories and are designated to a certain class, unable to think outside of their pre-determined class consciousness. He also wrote ‘The Doors of Perception – Heaven and Hell’, which was an account of his experience with Mescaline and gives his insights into art and religion upon reflection. He was very interested in parapsychology and mysticism, and is well known for being an advocate for the use of psychedlics. After understanding this later statement about him, its no surprise that he wanted to trip out of this existence.
It was brought to my attention that there is an important date coming up in the Mayan calendar – the beginning of the ninth wave of human consciousness. If you have ever seen a Mayan Pyramid, you will notice that there are nine levels, or steps, going up to the top. These are the waves of consciousness, or the 9 cycles of creation. It begins at the cellular level, then moves upwards in increments of time that differ from each other by a factor of 20. The levels are:
Cellular cycle – beginning 16.4 billion years ago, developed the consciousness of Action/Reaction.
Mammalian cycle – beginning 820 million years ago, developed the consciousness of Stimulus/Response.
Familial cycle – beginning 41 million years ago, developed the consciousness of Stimulus/Individual Response.
Tribal cycle – beginning 2 million years ago, developed the consciousness of Similarities/Differences.
Cultural cycle – beginning 102,000 years ago, developed the consciousness of Reasons.
National cycle – beginning in the year 3115 B.C., developed the consciousness of Law.
Planetary cycle – beginning in the year 1755 A.D., developed the consciousness of Power.
Galactic cycle – beginning January 5, 1999, developing the consciousness of Ethics.
Universal cycle – beginning March 9th, 2011, will be developing the unlimited ability of Conscious Co-Creation.
The decreasing time, or speeding up of time, in each level, increase the power of creation in each level. We are now moving into the final wave which is about unity consciousness. The interesting thing about the Mayan Calendar is that it is based on the evolution of consciousness in the cosmos, compared to other calendars which are based on astronomical cycles. It fascinates me that they knew their place in history and could accurately map out the evolution of consciousness throughout time. Personally, I can feel time speeding up and energy increasing in my everyday life. The way we do things is faster, there are more people, there are more things to do, there is an infinite amount of information flooding us at all times, it can be very overwhelming. Times are changing fast, and there has never been a greater need for unity and co-creation than in this moment. It is important that we stay grounded and focussed and live with intention. The date for this shift is today, March 9th, 2011. I know this is not the calendar we use in daily life, but regardless, it is a good idea to take a step back and look at life in a universal sense, and try to understand our place in it all, before moving forward.
If you are intrigued by this, please read this very interesting description of the next cycle written by John Calleman
Also, check out his website for a bit more information on the Mayan Calendar