Consider the story of Leah Bolger, the latest American hero up on trial:
She is a young female artist in the Midwest. She joins the Navy at 22, is made commander and serves two decades as an anti-submarine warfare specialist. After retiring she joins Veterans for … More
The Will project
Carlos Castaneda (25 December 1925 – 27 April 1998) was a Peruvian-born American anthropologist and author. Starting with The Teachings of Don Juan in 1968, Castaneda wrote a series of books that describe his purported training in traditional Mesoamerican shamanism. His 12 books have sold more … More
After experiencing the traumatizing death of her daughter to kidney failure just three days after her daughter was born, Sofia Gatica from Argentina became determined to find out what killed her daughter. Her conclusion? Monsanto’s genetically modified soy fields that surrounded her neighborhood, laced with damaging … More
Medical marijuana users would agree that the best no-nonsense painkiller out there is the daily usage of marijuana, and is quickly becoming hand over fist the highest demand medical product on the market. In fact, many researchers would agree. Peer-reviewed research has found that marijuana exhibits
In a changing and unpredictable world, no classical text is more rewarding, or more challenging, than the ancient Chinese I Ching or Book of Changes. This classic presents itself as a book of divination and invites dismissal on such grounds amongst educated Western circles, including … More
You don’t believe in God? That is not a hindrance to meditation. You don’t believe in soul? That is not a hindrance in meditation. You don’t believe at all? That is not an obstacle.
You can meditate, because meditation simply says how to go withinwards: whether there is a … More
Up until a few years ago, Yoga for me was a series of twists, bends and undulations with ludicrous new age epithets like ‘Prana Flow’, ‘Nude yoga’, ‘Shakti kicks’ and ‘Yoga trance dance’, performed in slick studios by nubile nymphs wearing fluorescent skin-tight clothing. I couldn’t … More
The Tyme Being
We have for the past 150 years or so drifted from self-sufficiency to near total dependence. As if some Declaration of Dependence was signed behind our backs, we have through four or five generations become all but totally dependent on non-human corporate entities whose primary function … More
A little over 30 years ago, a teenager named Jadav “Molai” Payeng began burying seeds along a barren sandbar near his birthplace in northern India’s Assam region to grow a refuge for wildlife. Not long after, he decided to dedicate his life to this endeavor, so he … More
Z, Contributing Writer
“Nature has neither core nor skin: she’s both at once outside and in.” –Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“A wise person is full of questions. A dull person is full of answers.” –Paulo Coelho
“Solitude is not an absence of energy or action, as some believe, … More
The Elwha river, flowing from Olympic mountain to the Strait of Juan de Fuca in Washington State, is being un-dammed. In the early 1900′s, the river was blocked by an industrial electric power plant to produce electricity for the Americans living in nearby towns. The native Indian tribes … More
Having any weird experiences lately? Good and bad? It appears these vibrational changes and the accompanying wake up are having some freaky consequences. Is the matrix breaking up and releasing its captive energies?
It’s nothing to fear.
Strange things are going to abound as we move into … More
Ron Gutman reviews a raft of studies about smiling, and reveals some surprising results. Did you know your smile can be a predictor of how long you’ll live — and that a simple smile has a measurable effect on your overall well-being? Prepare to flex a … More
One of the most significant hurdles to our development as ‘whole’ human beings is our attachment to the false separation made between what is considered ‘practical’ and what is considered ‘spiritual’.
It is a dichotomy whose origins can be traced back to the invention of Religion: … More
Easy listening or classical music has been proven to increase healing rates of convalescing patients, researchers have revealed. Patients taking part in the study at John Radcliffe Hospital Oxford were split into two groups – one group underwent operations under local anesthetic and was played music … More
Forget 420. In honor of the latest lysergic episode of MAD MEN, a look back at the time before LSD was outlawed.
In the latest episode of Mad Men Roger Sterling, the silver-haired drunkard rascal of SCDP, attends a high society LSD party. For some 21st … More
Hope Bohanec, One Green Planet
“We must stop eating the oceans. Eating fish is, for all intents and purposes, an ecological crime.” –Captain Paul Watson, Sea Shepherd
The planet may never recover from the environmental devastation wrought by commercial fishing. Once thought to hold an endless bounty, we … More
Tlingit Elder Elaine Abraham shared stories of her ancestors’ relationship with their environment at the Alaska Rainforest Center’s symposium at Centennial Hall, Thursday.
The three-day event encouraged collaboration between organizations with a stake in the temperate rainforests of the Pacific Northwest.
Abraham spoke particularly of her … More
Eddie Sage, Consciousness TV
Does your government have an Internet kill-switch? Read our guide to Guerrilla Networking and be prepared for when the lines get cut.
These days, no popular movement goes without an Internet presence of some kind, whether it’s organizing on Facebook or spreading the word … More