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On the Eve of Construction

On the Eve of Construction













Zen Gardner, Guest
Waking Times

I love the sound of construction. I always have. Not the industrial sound from the kind of massive, offensive structures made with other-worldly looking machines, but the intentional, gentle kind. Small structures going up, improvements on homes, road repairs, even tending to gardens whether … More

April 13, 2014 | By | 2 Replies More
Higher Knowledge: Enriching & Enabling Factor

Higher Knowledge: Enriching & Enabling Factor













Dr. Stewart Bitkoff, Contributor
Waking Times 

Most people would agree we all want to live in a kinder, more humane world. A world where there is respect for human life, economic resources are shared, and the old and infirm are treated with dignity.  In each of these areas there is … More

April 13, 2014 | By | Reply More
Vedanta – The Science of Self Discovery

Vedanta – The Science of Self Discovery













Frank Huguenard, Staff Writer
Waking Times

At the heart of Hinduism is a spiritual and philosophical framework known as Vedanta. To understand the distinction between the two, it’s important to understand the origin of the word Hindu. When the first explorers from Persia traveled to India (then known as … More

April 11, 2014 | By | 4 Replies More
10 Questions About the Pineal Gland That Add to the Mystery of Spirituality

10 Questions About the Pineal Gland That Add to the Mystery of Spirituality













Buck Rogers, Staff Writer
Waking Times

The  pine cone shaped, pea-sized pineal gland, located in the center of the human brain, is an organ of tremendous interest these days. To many spiritual seekers it is the ‘seat of the soul‘ and the ‘third eye,’ the … More

April 11, 2014 | By | 7 Replies More
The Synchronized Brains of Movie Viewers

The Synchronized Brains of Movie Viewers













Heather Callaghan, Guest
Waking Times

Why read the book when I can watch the movie version? 

It’s been said before that the main difference between people reading a book and people watching a movie is this: Reading is very personal – the interpretation of words can be as different as … More

April 11, 2014 | By | 2 Replies More
7 Ways Our Children Are Being Brainwashed

7 Ways Our Children Are Being Brainwashed













Gregg Prescott, M.S., In5D Guest
Waking Times

From birth, virtually all of us have been brainwashed through various outlets that encourage materialism, ego, subservience, control and conformity. But where do the origins of mind control begin and what can we do about it?

1. Religion

As children, the brainwashing begins … More

April 9, 2014 | By | 5 Replies More
Time Compression and the Psychonaut

Time Compression and the Psychonaut













Julian Wash, Contributor
Waking Times

Dear Humans,

Today I wish to return to your awareness an aspect of the Human condition that can sense the relative nature of time. This vibration has no perceivable beginning or end, it just simply is. It’s relative to the motion and energy of those … More

April 9, 2014 | By | 3 Replies More
The Meaning of Peace in the Bhagavad Gita

The Meaning of Peace in the Bhagavad Gita













V. Susan Ferguson, Contributor
Waking Times

The superb Sanskrit text, The Bhagavad Gita, is an amazing guide and in my view the ultimate ‘user’s manual’ for the human adventure. This ancient text is a dialogue between two mighty warrior heroes: Krishna and Arjuna. Krishna represents the God within us all, … More

April 8, 2014 | By | 4 Replies More
The Beginning Is Near

The Beginning Is Near













Zen Gardner, Guest
Waking Times

We have free will, a majestic gift of choice coupled with conscious awareness at a level that seems to be unique to creation. All of creation has its own vibrational attributes, but humanity has been gifted in a very special way. Whether we utilize … More

April 8, 2014 | By | 2 Replies More
Turning the Tables: Four Steps toward Autonomy

Turning the Tables: Four Steps toward Autonomy













Gary ‘Z’ McGee, Staff Writer
Waking Times

“The only way to deal with an un-free world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.” –Albert Camus

The current unsustainable system has made us overly comfortable and ridiculously complacent in our ways. … More

April 7, 2014 | By | 4 Replies More
Targeting Breasts

Targeting Breasts













Ida Lawrence, Contributor
Waking Times

I remember my grandmother’s breasts: Grandma Ida, sitting in the big chair by the window, holding my newborn, firstborn son. He was sleeping in her arms, and her arms were resting on breasts that seemed to reach even below her waist. Grandma didn’t want me … More

April 5, 2014 | By | Reply More
Will There Ever Be A Time Without War?

Will There Ever Be A Time Without War?













Dr. Stewart Bitkoff, Contributor
Waking Times

Recently, I had the long awaited opportunity to visit Gettysburg, PA and tour this immense and historic Civil War Battlefield. This is one of our National Parks with many tour guides, roads for cars, bicycles and trails for hiking; it is immaculately kept, with … More

April 5, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
Beyond Left & Right: Escaping the Matrix

Beyond Left & Right: Escaping the Matrix













Richard K. Moore, New Dawn
Waking Times

The defining dramatic moment in the film The Matrix occurs just after Morpheus invites Neo to choose between a red pill and a blue pill. The red pill promises “the truth, nothing more.” Neo takes the red pill and awakes to reality – … More

April 3, 2014 | By | 7 Replies More
Illumination and the Artificial Womb

Illumination and the Artificial Womb













Julian Wash, Contributor
Waking Times

Dear Humans,

Today I wish to return to your awareness an aspect of the Human condition that yields to imaginary lines and abstractions. In a world otherwise composed of natural beauty and harmony, there’s an artificial grid, a template of conformity that grips the planet. … More

April 2, 2014 | By | 4 Replies More
Wake Up, Rise Up: Shining like Gold in Dark Times

Wake Up, Rise Up: Shining like Gold in Dark Times













Gary ‘Z’ McGee, Staff Writer
Waking Times

“To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts.” -Henry David Thoreau

Behold, I am the world’s first Self-inflicted Philosopher and I’m here to tell you: You’ll reap no evolution if you don’t sow a little revolution.

The … More

April 1, 2014 | By | 3 Replies More
Fever Slip and the Kingpin of Belief

Fever Slip and the Kingpin of Belief













Julian Wash, Contributor
Waking Times

Dear Humans,

Today I wish to return to your awareness an aspect of the Human condition that exists just outside normal body temperature. It’s a boundary where ordinary perceptions are transformed through the errant expression of fever. And in this quasi state of consciousness, there … More

March 31, 2014 | By | 3 Replies More
Four Ways Nietzsche Made God His Bitch

Four Ways Nietzsche Made God His Bitch













Gary ‘Z’ McGeeStaff Writer
Waking Times

“We stumble on; the Übermensch plants a foot where there is no certain hold; and in the struggle that follows, the whole of us get dragged up.”William James

Friedrich Nietzsche is a fascinating philosopher that must be taken with a … More

March 30, 2014 | By | 16 Replies More
Escaping the Imprisonment of Cultural Programming

Escaping the Imprisonment of Cultural Programming













Paul Lenda, Guest
Waking Times

There is one truth that nobody can debate, and that is that we physically die at some point within the near future, relative to the life spans of everything else in the universe. However, it seems that many forget this fact of life and dedicate … More

March 27, 2014 | By | 7 Replies More
Left Brain Worship and the Religion of Academia

Left Brain Worship and the Religion of Academia













Julian Wash, Contributor
Waking Times

Dear Humans,

Today I wish to return to consciousness a number of curious aspects associated with the institution that we call “higher learning.” In the process, I’ll call into review certain facets of its design and briefly describe some of the inner-workings of this construct, … More

March 26, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
The Principles of Zen

The Principles of Zen













Julian Websdale, Contributor
Waking Times

Zen is a school of Mahayana Buddhism that developed in China during the 6th century as Chán. From China, Zen spread south to Vietnam, northeast to Korea and East to Japan. The word Zen is derived from the Japanese pronunciation of the Middle Chinese … More

March 24, 2014 | By | Reply More

Must Watch Videos

Neuroscientist Exposes Dangers of Electromagnetic Fields

Neuroscientist Exposes Dangers of Electromagnetic Fields













Kevin Samson, Guest
Waking Times

Neuroscience has come under scrutiny for its involvement in an array of mind control initiatives and other ethically questionable research. But at least one neuroscientist from Sweden has gone on record to caution against the increasing dangers of Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) on human beings … More

April 14, 2014 | By | Reply More
On the Eve of Construction

On the Eve of Construction













Zen Gardner, Guest
Waking Times

I love the sound of construction. I always have. Not the industrial sound from the kind of massive, offensive structures made with other-worldly looking machines, but the intentional, gentle kind. Small structures going up, improvements on homes, road repairs, even tending to gardens whether … More

April 13, 2014 | By | 2 Replies More
Are You Inadvertently Investing in Monsanto’s Toxic Legacy?

Are You Inadvertently Investing in Monsanto’s Toxic Legacy?













Brandon Baker, Eco Watch
Waking Times

Monsanto didn’t achieve $11.8 billion in sales and 404 facilities in 66 countries all on its own.

The company is valued at $60 billion in the marketplace with 525 million shares outstanding, but the three largest mutual fund shareholders, Vanguard, Fidelity and State Street, … More

April 10, 2014 | By | Reply More
7 Ways Our Children Are Being Brainwashed

7 Ways Our Children Are Being Brainwashed













Gregg Prescott, M.S., In5D Guest
Waking Times

From birth, virtually all of us have been brainwashed through various outlets that encourage materialism, ego, subservience, control and conformity. But where do the origins of mind control begin and what can we do about it?

1. Religion

As children, the brainwashing begins … More

April 9, 2014 | By | 5 Replies More
5 Videos Showing How Fracking Can Make Water Flammable

5 Videos Showing How Fracking Can Make Water Flammable













Alex Pietrowski, Staff Writer
Waking Times

Public awareness of the risks and dangers of hydraulic gas-fracturing, or Fracking, is growing daily, but not nearly as fast as the practice itself is. Across the world, fracking is creating a massive new energy boom and investors are pouring money into energy companies … More

April 8, 2014 | By | 4 Replies More

Activism Works

The Truth About Fluoride Becoming More Widely Known

The Truth About Fluoride Becoming More Widely Known













Dr. Mercola
Waking Times

Fluoride is a poisonous substance added to many municipal water supplies across the US, Canada, and elsewhere without the permission of the residents. Is there a model that communities can follow to remove it from their water supply? The short answer to this question is yesMore

April 1, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
6 Crimes Against Nature Perpetrated By The Food Industry

6 Crimes Against Nature Perpetrated By The Food Industry













Martha Rosenberg, AlterNet
Waking Times

While many procedures on factory farms are cruel, breeding animals into mutants and violating mother/offspring bonds are truly crimes against nature.

The horrors of factory farming are multifold. Treating animals like heads of lettuce—”forget it’s an animal” says one farming magazine—has created institutionalized ruthlessness toward … More

March 28, 2014 | By | 5 Replies More
Our Respective Journeys Into the Valley of Reason

Our Respective Journeys Into the Valley of Reason













Michael T. Winter, Contributor
Waking Times

The Internet awakening has given birth to a worldwide multitude of people that are disengaging from the programmed paradigm created for us, and awakening to the reality of the dangers we face. The web has supplied a platform for writers to take a crack … More

March 26, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
13 Ways Foodies Are Changing The Food Industry

13 Ways Foodies Are Changing The Food Industry













Heather Callaghan & Jeffrey Green, Guests
Waking Times

A major shift in the consciousness of food consumers is forcing the industry into a competitive race to become more natural.  The market is telling food producers that they no longer want so-called factory food because of its many harmful effects on … More

March 25, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
American Agriculture May Eradicate the Monarch Butterfly Unless Swift Action Is Taken

American Agriculture May Eradicate the Monarch Butterfly Unless Swift Action Is Taken













Dr. Mercola
Waking Times

You may be aware that bees are dying in large numbers across the globe, courtesy of the ever-increasing presence of toxins in our environment. But did you know that the monarch butterfly is also becoming endangered, and for the same reason?

As reported by the New More

March 22, 2014 | By | Reply More