Waking Times http://www.wakingtimes.com Entering a Time of Natural Health, Elevated Consciousness, Sustainable Living and Total Freedom. Sun, 23 Nov 2014 01:02:33 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 The Massively Manipulative Marketing Meme http://www.wakingtimes.com/2014/11/22/massively-manipulative-marketing-meme/ http://www.wakingtimes.com/2014/11/22/massively-manipulative-marketing-meme/#comments Sun, 23 Nov 2014 01:02:06 +0000 http://www.wakingtimes.com/?p=47802 Zen Gardner - "ere are a few examples that will resonate and help plant your feet squarely in the camp of the observing enlightened."

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Watching TV TelevisionZen Gardner, Guest
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This may seem to be common knowledge to most, but to what degree? Do people really see the depths and breadths these wicked conniving controllers are willing to stoop to in order to control the mass mind according to their greedy, parasitic intentions?

Here are a few examples that will resonate and help plant your feet squarely in the camp of the observing enlightened. These exposures portray clearly what we’re witnessing daily in the constructed matricized world around us, and why we should steer clear of it.

First, an overview of the subtle yet obvious trickery of modern advertising. Pay close attention, it’s not as simple as it may appear and you’ll soon see these memes and themes all around you in a fresh and empowered fashion.

The Generic Brand – How Advertising Works

Now an example of one item that was manipulated to be considered of value and again used to strip humanity of its energy and cause more misguided attention:

The Cleverly Constructed Diamond Illusion

But let’s go deeper and see who exactly “fathered” this modern propaganda machine. A very clever, well connected bastard, Edward Bernays – and his ilk.

The Ways of Bernays and Social Programming

The profound power of marketing and advertising is taken for granted in today’s society. People watch and listen as if they are immune to its clever intricacies.

Not so. Exposure to any form of this manipulative sorcery  is toxic. Hence this conclusion by modern day prophet Bill Hicks:

Telling It Like It Is

Stay free. Turn off the mainstream bullshit and avoid staring at advertising in any form.  It’s very cleverly designed to affect us in every way possible, whether we think we’re aware of what’s going on or not.

Turn it all off.

Love, Zen

ZenGardner.com

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The Top 5 Beyond the Mainstream Science Documentaries http://www.wakingtimes.com/2014/11/22/5-beyond-mainstream-science-documentaries/ http://www.wakingtimes.com/2014/11/22/5-beyond-mainstream-science-documentaries/#comments Sat, 22 Nov 2014 17:40:58 +0000 http://www.wakingtimes.com/?p=47792 Mike Sygula - We present to you our top 5 science documentaries from beyond the mainstream...

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Mind StreamMike Sygula, Contributor
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We present our top 5 science documentaries from beyond the mainstream:

1. Man’s Right To Know – Wilhelm Reich & Orgone Energy

Man’s Right to Know is a 30 minute documentary telling the story of Wilhelm Reich’s life and his discoveries. Reich (24 March 1897 – 3 November 1957) was an Austrian psychoanalyst who is probably most known for his “discovery” of orgone energy, a life force  permeating everything which has electromagnetic properties. Although mainstream science has not fully approved this concept, we know that this idea exists in many cultures. In Japan it is called Ki, in China  it is known as Chi and in India it was named Prana. Reich was also known for his orgone accumulator, a device which  can supposedly heal various afflictions; he  also experimented with weather manipulation.

Reich’s life ended quite dramatically, he was thrown into jail as the American Food and Drug Administration obtained an injunction purporting that his work was a fraud. Over six tons of his publications were burned and Reich died of a heart attack  in jail.

2. Where Science And Buddhism Meet

This short documentary explains how some  classic Buddhist ideas correlate with certain scientific concepts. The author proposes that key Buddhist teachings are just other ways of understanding  reality. Some of the topics mentioned in this film include the quantum field, the fabric of the cosmos, the emptiness of atoms, etc.

3. The Global Brain – Peter Russell

In this fascinating video, based on a live audio-visual presentation from 1983, Peter Russell explores the idea that Earth is an integrated, self-regulating, living organism  and asks how humanity is related to the planet. Some of the areas he covers include: the biosphere and the evolution of the organisms, the stability of global temperatures, ocean salinity and other environmental factors  affecting the habitability of the Earth.

4. Athene’s Theory Of Everything

The scientific merit of this documentary has divided online opinion  in recent years, perhaps because it was produced by a gamer rather than a highly qualified scientist, but this  doesn’t necessarily  mean that its theories are invalid .

Bachir “Chiren” Boumaaza, aka Athene, is a well-known Internet personality, social activist and an eccentric professional gamer. One year before his film was released in 2011, Athene  disappeared from public view. During that time he was conducting  research into  quantum physics, general & special relativity, neuroscience and metaphysics. However, the claims presented in the documentary have not been peer-reviewed or confirmed by mainstream scientific bodies.

5. Reality And The Extended Mind

Is a documentary exploring the concept of consciousness from an alternative perspective. Conventional wisdom presumes that consciousness can be explained in terms of neural impulses occurring within the brain, however the group of scientists appearing in this film think otherwise. They propose that consciousness extends beyond our bodies and can interact with the world around us. One of the experiments supporting this claim is called The Global Consciousness Project where major events like 9/11 elicit widespread emotion or attract simultaneous attention from large groups of people. Numerous random number generators are used to determine the extent of their reactions to these phenomena and the output is measured in terms  of collective emotional behavior.


If you’ve seen any other unorthodox documentaries which you’d like others to have the chance to watch , please let us know in the comments section below.

About the Author

Mike Sygula is a blogger and activist promoting alternative ideas to raise public consciousness of the important issues facing humankind. He is currently involved in establishing Awe Academy, an open source learning and teaching platform. You can learn more about Awe Academy here. Click here to read more articles by Mike Sygula. Follow him on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/mike.sygula

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How to Protect Yourself From Tap Water http://www.wakingtimes.com/2014/11/21/how-to-protect-tap-water/ http://www.wakingtimes.com/2014/11/21/how-to-protect-tap-water/#comments Sat, 22 Nov 2014 04:57:09 +0000 http://www.wakingtimes.com/?p=47778 Alex Pietrowski - As more contaminants enter drinking water supplies, it is more important to filter your drinking water. Here's what you need to know...

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tap waterAlex Pietrowski, Staff Writer
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Many of us have grown up drinking tap water without thinking twice about it. The availability of potable drinking water is a cornerstone of developed countries. Many developing, or third-world, countries often provide inadequate access to drinkable water, and the water from the tap is frequently contaminated with pathogens, suspended solids, toxins and/or disease-carrying organisms. Unfortunately, the use of chemical agents used in developed countries to make water potable has started to raise concern throughout communities about the safety of seemingly innocuous tap water.

The development of urban areas has made tap water provided by municipal water systems one of the most common ways of delivering water to people. Groundwater systems are also quite popular; for example in the US, groundwater is a source of drinking water for nearly 50% of the population. Some are lucky to still have access to untainted natural water sources, if living close to a natural spring, but this is just not available for the majority of the population. Hence, most of us rely on tap water as the primary source of drinking water.

Taking a Closer Look at Tap Water

The water treatment processes and the water distribution systems in most communities often introduce chemicals and pollutants into your water, which may cause immediate visible side-effects, such as diarrhea, or expose your body to potential long-term distress.

Here are a few with interesting bits to consider:

Analysis of tap water supplies in major metropolitan areas conducted by the Associated Press has revealed that the water supply in 24 major U.S. cities – serving over 40 million people — are contaminated with trace amounts of pharmaceuticals including antibiotics, anti-seizure medications, anti-inflammatory drugs, psychotropic drugs, pain medications and even caffeine. (source: http://www.naturalnews.com/022809_pharma_contamination_water_supply.html)

The Agency is concerned about the detection of pharmaceuticals and personal care products in our water. EPA has been actively working with federal agencies and state and local partners to better understand the implications of emerging contaminants such as pharmaceuticals, endocrine disrupting chemicals, and personal care products detected in drinking water, wastewater, surface water and ground water. (source: http://water.epa.gov/scitech/swguidance/ppcp/upload/2010_1_11_ppcp_hcioutreach.pdf)

Leaking underground storage tanks (USTs) are a grave threat to America’s groundwater. Gas stations, industries and other entities use USTs to hold toxic material such as gasoline and oil that contain dangerous substances, including benzene, toluene and heavy metals that can cause cancer and harm developing children. USTs can threaten communities as their walls corrode by silently leaking toxins into our drinking water supplies, homes and businesses. (source: http://www.csu.edu/cerc/documents/LUSTThreattoPublicHealth.pdf)

Chlorine is used to combat microbial contamination, but it can react with organic matter in the water and form dangerous, carcinogenic Trihalomethanes. According to Dr. Joseph M. Price, MD, in Moseby’s Medical Dictionary, “Chlorine is the greatest crippler and killer of modern times. It is an insidious poison”. (source: http://www.pure-earth.com/chlorine.html)

The substance labeled “Fluoride” that we use in dental practices, toothpaste and water fluoridation is the hazardous waste substances caught in the wet scrubbers of the phosphorus industries. This extremely toxic, hazardous chemical is illegal to dump and would cost companies a hefty price tag to properly dispose of, instead it is SOLD to cities and towns where it is then dumped into water supplies, legally. (source: http://www.wakingtimes.com/2013/01/26/do-you-still-believe-fluoride-is-good-for-our-teeth-read-this/)

See more about why water fluoridation is a scam and the recent victory for people in Portland, Oregon who voted against water fluoridation in their city at: http://www.foodconsumer.org/newsite/Safety/chemical/fluoridation_0603131125.html


Although 99% of the water coming out of your tap is used for showering, watering gardens, washing clothes, flushing the toilet, etc., it is the same water used for drinking and cooking for most households. Research revealing the adverse effects of chemicals such as fluoride and chlorine, in addition to contamination by other orgnic and inorganic substances such as pesticides, herbicides, pharmaceuticals and metals, are making us look to alternatives for clean drinking water.

What Type of Water Do You Drink?

As more contaminants enter drinking water supplies, and as the scientific establishment discovers more negative effects that chemicals in our drinking water are having on our bodies, we must take it onto ourselves to seek alternatives to the tap. There are many options for the types of water that you can buy and consume; here is some insight from Dr. Mercola:

Bottled Water – Did you know that 40% of bottled water is actually TAP WATER? With or without added filtration – you’re paying through the nose for it. Worse, an independent test by the Environmental Working Group found arsenic, DPBs and 36 other harmful pollutants hiding in bottled water.

Plastic bottles are a less than optimal idea too. They can contain the potentially hazardous chemical BPA.

And the devastating environmental impact is staggering.

Distilled Water – Use with caution… Long-term use can invite health problems, because its minerals are evaporated out. So to try to maintain mineral balance, it sucks minerals out of your body.

What’s worse, the contaminants in the water are more concentrated in the finished distilled water. You can just imagine what that does to your health…

Alkaline Water – Although there is some controversy on this, I and most experts believe that this water should be used for short-term detoxification only (1-2 weeks max). Additionally the alkalinization process does NOT filter the water so you need to carefully evaluate the water filter for the specific alkaline water unit it’s using.

Vitamin Waters – Don’t be fooled… Vitamin waters contain high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), artificial colors, additives, preservatives, and caffeine. Even worse… they use distilled water to produce these products – which as you just read, is one of the worst types of water you can consume.

(source: http://waterfilters.mercola.com/drinking-water-filter.aspx)

Other options also include:

Fresh Spring Water – There is a resource called www.findaspring.com, which allows you to locate natural springs close to where you live if you want to have a try at collecting your own spring water. Of course, this will not be an option for everyone, and there is some time and effort associated with collecting spring water.

Well Water – If you don’t already have one, you could construct a water well on your property, given that there is an adequate ground water source and where overly dry climate conditions won’t result in water shortages. Unfortunately, most wells can be easily contaminated, and the water may need to be treated or softened.

Tap Water – Supplied through the municipal water system, tap water is the most common option for drinking water for most people, especially those living in cities and large metropolitan areas. Access to tap water is easy and quick, yet, concerns about fluoridation are becoming more prevalent. Additionally, tap water is treated with chlorine, which is one of the main reasons many people want to filter tap water before they ingest it or use it on the body.

Water Filtration Options for Your Home

There are many options in terms of home water filtration, and, ideally, you want a system that uses a variety of methods to remove organic and inorganic contaminants, as well as sediment and metals. Home water filtration options consist of a few categories:

Pitcher/Carafe Filter

These types of filters are some of the least expensive, at least at the onset, because they are only about $10-$40 for the pitcher. Refill cartridges cost about $5-$15, and these need to be replaced about every 30-40 gallons. So although the initial cost is low, the on-going cost of about 12-20 cents per gallon can make these filters the most costly long term.

Pitcher-style filters are usually designed with the primary purpose of improving the taste and odor of your tap water by reducing chemicals such as chlorine. They are least effective in removing harmful contaminants when compared to other options. Importantly, these filters often don’t remove potentially carcinogenic organisms, such as Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) and Trihalomethanes (THM) chemicals.

Reverse Osmosis Filter

RO filters are effective in removing contaminants in your water, including fluoride, lead, mercury, cysts, chlorine and more, yet they also remove natural minerals. As mentioned in the section on Distilled Water above, this may create a mineral imbalance in the body. So if you choose this type of system, you will need to add essential minerals back into your water after it’s filtered. Some RO water filtration systems automatically address this issue.

Granular Carbon and Carbon Block Filters

Water filtration using carbon is most common for counter-top and under-the-counter filters. The EPA considers carbon filters to be the best available technology for the removal of organic chemicals such as herbicides and industrial chemicals such as chlorine. These filters remove contaminants through adsorption, where the contaminants bond to the surface of the filter media.

The difference between the granular carbon filter and the carbon block filter is that the latter uses a carbon medium in a solid form, versus granular carbon filters that use loose carbon material. A downside of the granular carbon filters is that water can create pathways (or channels) in the loose material, and hence some water may escape filtering. Carbon block filters address the problem of channeling and use sub-micron filter cartridges, which further aides as a physical barrier for certain dangerous organisms.

Ion Exchange Filter

These types of filters work by removing dissolved salts in the water by exchanging natural-forming ions in the water with their own ions. Ion exchange filters are usually combined with carbon adsorption or RO filtration, because on their own they do not effectively remove organics and microorganisms.

Distillation Filter

A distillation filter, when combined with carbon adsorption, is one of the most effective methods for obtaining 99.9% contaminate-free water. The distillation process boils the water to create steam, which then cools and condenses to form mineral-free water. Similar to the RO filtration method, distillation removes all healthy minerals as well as harmful contaminants.

Are You Ready to Start Drinking Cleaner Water?

If you choose to purchase a water filter for you home, not only will you be choosing which technology to use, but you will also have options on where the water filter should reside. There are options for under-the-sink and counter-top or faucet top, which sometimes require more involved installation, versus water cooler style filters, which can be much easier to set-up and more portable but take up more space. Other options, especially great for traveling and camping, or for storing as part of your emergency kit, include small water filtration bottles, microfilters, and bottle-top filters. The effectiveness in removing chemicals and pollutants, as well as the life-time of filter cartridges, will vary depending on the brand of filter you purchase. Don’t be turned away from an expensive filter but consider their lifetime and effectiveness before making your decision.

About the Author

Alex Pietrowski is an artist and writer concerned with preserving good health and the basic freedom to enjoy a healthy lifestyle. He is a staff writer for WakingTimes.com and an avid student of Yoga and life.

Sources:

http://waterfilters.mercola.com/drinking-water-filter.aspx

http://www.naturalnews.com/022809_pharma_contamination_water_supply.html

http://water.epa.gov/scitech/swguidance/ppcp/upload/2010_1_11_ppcp_hcioutreach.pdf

http://www.csu.edu/cerc/documents/LUSTThreattoPublicHealth.pdf

http://www.pure-earth.com/chlorine.html

http://www.wakingtimes.com/2013/01/26/do-you-still-believe-fluoride-is-good-for-our-teeth-read-this/

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Kundalini – The Energy of Consciousness http://www.wakingtimes.com/2014/11/21/kundalini-energy-of-consciousness/ http://www.wakingtimes.com/2014/11/21/kundalini-energy-of-consciousness/#comments Sat, 22 Nov 2014 04:16:11 +0000 http://www.wakingtimes.com/?p=47767 Wes Annac - Kundalini is a psycho-spiritual energy, the energy of the consciousness, which is thought to reside within the sleeping body...

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KundaliniWes Annac, Contributor
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Here, I’d like to take a look at kundalini, which is essentially an evolutionary/energetic ‘boost’ we can gain with focused, meditative effort. As we’ll learn here, kundalini is referred to as an energetic ‘serpent’ because it’s coiled up in the root chakra, and it can be awakened and used to find a permanently blissful state of consciousness.

With focus and intention, we can actually uncoil it and bring it up through each chakra until it reaches and affects the crown. Those of us who are particularly passionate about meditation can meditate on our kundalini for hours on end, and if we do, we might just manually raise it and feel what full-on enlightenment is like.

There are a lot of benefits to awakening it and a lot of setbacks if we aren’t prepared for what could result, and one should always be prepared for the unhindered spiritual perception that results from awakened kundalini.

Themystica.com tells us that kundalini is a ‘psycho-spiritual’ energy.

Kundalini is a psycho-spiritual energy, the energy of the consciousness, which is thought to reside within the sleeping body, and is aroused either through spiritual discipline or spontaneously to bring new states of consciousness, including mystical illumination.

Kundalini is Sanskrit for ‘snake’ or ‘serpent power,’ so-called because it is believed to lie like a serpent in the root chakra at the base of the spine. In Tantra Yoga kundalini is an aspect of Shakti, the divine female energy and consort of Shiva.” (1)

The power of kundalini, we’re told, is huge.

“The power of kundalini is said to be enormous. Those having experienced it claim it to be indescribable. The phenomena associated with it varies from bizarre physical sensations and movements, pain, clairaudience, visions, brilliant lights, superlucidity, psychical powers, ecstasy, bliss, and transcendence of self. Kundalini has been described as liquid fire and liquid light.” (2)

Indian Yoga is primarily responsible for our knowledge of kundalini, but people like Carl Jung brought it to our modern society’s attention.

“Indian yoga, with its emphasis on the transmutation of energy to higher consciousness, was the chief contributor to the cultivation of kundalini and the preservation of its knowledge prior to present times. Kundalini was a rarity in the West before the 1970s until more attention became centered upon the consciousness.

“In 1932, for example, psychiatrist Carl G. Jung and others observed that the kundalini experience was seldom seen in the West.” (3)

I’d imagine people started really becoming aware of kundalini around the 60s and 70s when the consciousness expansion movement was flourishing (it still is in a lot of ways), but people have known about it for centuries.

We have a lot to learn in regards to the development of our spirituality and our perception of the realms that lay beyond the physical, and we’ll have a much better grasp on the innate spiritual nature of our existence when we learn the full and undistorted truth.

We’re coming together and providing this grasp for each other, but humanity as a whole needs to learn the truth before we can all awaken our kundalini and enjoy the enlightenment that results.

The Mystica confirms that kundalini has been well-known for thousands of years.

“However, an examination of mystical literature and traditions showed that kundalini, called by various names, seems to have been a universal phenomenon in esoteric teachings for perhaps three thousand years.

“Kundalini-type descriptions or experiences are found in esoteric teachings of the Egyptians, Tibetans, Chinese, some Native Americans, … Kundalini has been interpreted from the Bible as ‘the solar principle in man,’ and is referenced in the Koran, the works of Plato and other Greek philosophers, alchemical tracts (the philosopher’s stone), and in Hermetic, Kabbalistic, Rosicrucian, and Masonic writings.” (4)

As we can see, people have known about kundalini for a long time, and many of them strived to preserve the knowledge of it for future generations. It’s great that so many people have worked so hard to preserve the truth about it, and we can carry on their legacy by informing others.

People will obviously have to keep an open mind to believe in this etheric, enlightenment delivering energy, and needless to say, the rest of humanity needs to become aware of spirit and the wonders that exist beyond our conscious perception before any sort of kundalini awakening can take place – especially on a collective level.

The Mystica also describes the process of kundalini awakening.

“Not all kundalini experiences are identical to those classical awakenings experienced in yoga, but may vary in intensity and duration.

“Typically the yogi meditates to arouse the kundalini and then to raise it through his or her body. (It should be remembered though, not all types of yoga are devoted to the arousal of kundalini.) First, the yogi feels the sensation on heat at the base of the spine, which may be intensely hot or pleasantly warm.

“The energy then travels up a psychic pathway parallel to the spinal column. The sushumna is the central axis, crisscrossed in a helix by the ida and pingala. As it rises the kundalini activates the chakras in succession.” (5)

This would obviously take a lot of time and devotion. This is why I mentioned before that the seekers who are particularly dedicated to meditation can focus their meditative effort on awakening their kundalini, thus paving the way for others to do the same, and I think it’s important that we do.

Something tells me that the more seekers who activate their kundalini now, the easier it’ll be for the rest of humanity when the time comes, and I wonder if any of the momentous energetic events we’ll witness as a part of our ascension will assist us in awakening the kundalini.

Perhaps we have to be the ones to open it instead of waiting for any particular ‘event’, but it’d be interesting if the events we’re waiting to witness did provide some type of awakening or activation within.

We’re then told about some of the initial symptoms of kundalini awakening.

“The body becomes cold and corpse-like as the kundalini leaves the lower portions and begins to rise. The yogi is likely to shudder, tremble, or rock violently, feel extreme heat and cold, hear strange but not unpleasant sounds, and see various kinds of lights including an inner light.

“The length of the kundalini may be fleeting or last several minutes. The objective is to raise the kundalini to the crown chakra, where it unites with the Shiva, or the male polarity, and brings illumination.” (6)

Raising the kundalini to the crown chakra will provide the enlightenment every seeker strives for, and I’m sure it benefits every chakra it reaches before it hits the crown. The heart chakra is probably opened and expanded further to take in a greater amount of logos, for example, and the throat chakra may open up and provide an enhanced ability to express oneself.

Our ability to feel the bliss that comprises the higher realms will grow with each attempt we make to activate our kundalini, and as with anything, practice makes perfect. We can’t do anything significant if we aren’t willing to practice it, and in the end, we’d be very glad we practiced awakening our kundalini.

As we’re told, however, it isn’t all sunshine at first.

“[After raising the kundalini to the crown] the yogi then attempts to lower the energy to another chakra, but not below the heart chakra because descent to lower chakras is thought to produce ego inflation, rampant sexual desire, and a host of other ills. By repeatedly raising the kundalini to the crown, the yogi can succeed in having the energy permanently stay there.

“It is said that kundalini opens new pathways in the nervous system; the pain associated with this apparently is due to the nervous system’s inability to immediately [cope] with the energy. Yogis assert that the body must be properly attuned for Kundalini through yoga, and that a premature or explosive awakening can cause insanity or death.” (7)

We’d want to awaken our kundalini very gradually, and we wouldn’t want to experience the ‘explosive awakening’ mentioned here. We don’t want to do anything too rapidly, and our kundalini practice should be as gradual as our ongoing ascension.

We wouldn’t be able to handle being suddenly transported to the fifth dimension, because things would be too different and unfathomable. We’d immediately want to return home to the third, but we might find that the darkness here weighs us down too much for it to be comfortable anymore.

Similarly, we don’t want to activate our kundalini too quickly because we might not be ready for the perceptual boost that results. We’ll want to take our activation slowly, but our ascension isn’t about reaching the end anyway – it’s about enjoying the journey.

It’s about enjoying every meditation; every creative work; every attempted kundalini activation.

We aren’t necessarily here to complete the goal, even though we eventually will. We’re here to enjoy ourselves and love each other with the understanding that we’re one consciousness, and awakening our kundalini will help us find this understanding in a much realer way.

Our perception of our oneness will sharpen when we’re on a higher vibration, and those of us who hunger for spirit each day would benefit from practicing a kundalini-focused meditation. If we’re as ready to perceive the higher realms as many of us say we are, these meditations will be very enjoyable because we’ll know we’re reaching our sacred destination.

There’s plenty more to learn about this interesting energetic phenomenon, and you’re encouraged to follow the link in the footnotes (or do an internet search about this topic) and do more research.

With the willingness to learn everything we’ve forgotten, we’ll illuminate the big picture and raise our vibration in the process. We’re here to relearn things we once knew before we descended onto earth, and we have plenty of sources to choose from.

About the Author

Wes Annac is the author of The Culture of Awareness.  The Culture of Awareness features daily spiritual and alternative news, as well as articles I’ve written and more. Its purpose is to awaken and uplift by providing material that’s spiritually inspired and/or related to the fall of the planetary elite and our entrance into a positive future.

Footnotes:

  1. The Mystica: “Kundalini” at: http://www.themystica.com/mystica/articles/k/kundalini.html
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The Incredible Coconut From Nose to Tail http://www.wakingtimes.com/2014/11/21/incredible-coconut-nose-tail/ http://www.wakingtimes.com/2014/11/21/incredible-coconut-nose-tail/#comments Fri, 21 Nov 2014 23:47:04 +0000 http://www.wakingtimes.com/?p=47755 Video - In Sri Lanka, the coconut is, in a sense, a source of life...

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Video – The coconut is an amazingly useful plant.

“In Sri Lanka, the coconut is, in a sense, a source of life. Not only it is the main ingredient in most Sri Lankan dishes, but it also plays a major role in many non-culinary parts of every day life. Without the coconut, things in Sri Lanka would be very different. We spent the day with a family of 8 on their modest coconut plantation outside of Negombo, where they showed us all this fruit (nut?.. seed?..) has to offer.”

Coconut: Nose to Tail from The Perennial Plate on Vimeo.

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“Those who reject even telepathy have reached the point where they are impugning either the honesty or the sanity of several thousand scientific researchers on all major continents over a period of decades. Such expedient ways of disposing of data are shared only by the most ardent anti-Evolutionists among the Fundamentalist sects.” —R.A. Wilson, Cosmic Trigger

Background

The term “telepathy” was coined in 1882 by Frederick W.H. Myers, a founding member of the London Society for Psychical Research (SPR). The word means “feeling at a distance,” though this may be slightly misleading in that this is not usually how the term is deployed. Telepathy is essentially mind-to-mind contact, or the exchange of information between two different consciousnesses separated by an arbitrarily large distance (it doesn’t matter how large). Though many of the more narrow-visioned would claim any discussion involving telepathy is “unscientific” by default, we can see that many years ago there were eminent scientists who not only recognized its existence but sought to understand the phenomenon.

The first studies of telepathy were based on collections of spontaneous experiences, with 1886 seeing the publication of the seminal classic Phantasms of the Living, by the British scholars Edmund Gurney, Frederick Myers, and Frank Podmore—who actually took the time and effort to analyse all reports to identify the best and most reliable cases for publication and eliminate the fraudulent.

Over a decade later, the eminent chemist and physicist Sir William Crookes—also an avid and meticulous researcher into “paranormal” phenomena—spoke on telepathy before the Royal Society at Bristol, England, in 1898. This address was, in the words of occultist Swami Panchadasi (a.k.a. William Walker Atkinson), “made before an assemblage of distinguished scientists, many of them rank materialists and quite skeptical of all occult phenomena.” Crookes, facing this gathering as its president, expressed the view that it is a “fundamental law…that thoughts and images may be transferred from one mind to another without the agency of the recognized organs of sense—that knowledge may enter the human mind without being communicated in any hitherto known or recognized ways.”

If telepathy occurs, he continued, “we have two physical facts—the physical change in the brain of A, the suggestor, and the analogous physical change in the brain of B, the recipient of the suggestion.” While Crookes would eventually be vindicated in these comments by the development of the EEG and other modern technology and experimental designs (as I detail in THE GRAND ILLUSION, VOL. 1), he assumed that “[b]etween these two physical events there must exist a train of physical causes,” which we can accept if we modify our definition of “physical” to include subtle energies (such as torsion/scalar fields), as well as the plasma-like particulate matter of the various aetheric densities (etheric, astral, mental, etc.).

In the modern world, the commonest kind of human telepathy occurs in connection with telephone calls, according to biologist and paranormal researcher Rupert Sheldrake. Over 80% of people claim to have thought of someone for no apparent reason, who then phoned them; or that they have known, in a telepathic sort of way, who was on the phone before answering it. Sheldrake reports that controlled experiments have provided highly statistically significant repeatable positive results. Many people (probably about 80%!), however, will need no convincing of the fact, as repeated personal experience has a way of making experimental proofs a little bit redundant sometimes.

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Sir Hubert Wilkins

A World-First Experiment in Telepathy

In 1942 the remarkable though little-known book Thoughts Through Space, by Australian-born aviator-explorer Sir Hubert Wilkins (1888–1958) and American author, playwright, and “sensitive” Harold Sherman (1898–1987), was published. It detailed the first experiment (conducted from late 1937 through to early 1938) of its kind: a long-distance and long-term telepathy experiment where Wilkins, who was aiding in the aerial search for a missing Russian craft and its crew in the Arctic, would attempt to telepathically send information regarding his activities to Sherman, who would attempt to receive the messages and record them. This would take place over a period of some five months.

However, as it turned out, Wilkins never got the opportunity to take time to deliberately send any impressions to Sherman, who faithfully conducted his “psychic vigil” each night at the same time, ever unaware of Wilkins’ situation or activities. What Wilkins did instead was to record events and details in his log, this being the usual habit with an explorer. When Wilkins returned from the Arctic, his dated log was compared with the dated impressions of Sherman so the latter’s psychic accuracy and reliability could be assessed.

Early in the book, Wilkins made a point of noting that, a) Sherman had already demonstrated his ability to receive impressions without the necessity of Wilkins’ consciously willing thoughts to him at the time of their scheduled “sittings,” and, b) Sherman could respond directly to Wilkins’ thoughts on the occasions he was able to keep their “psi appointments.”

The role of emotion was significant in these experiments (as it is in many psi experiments), as the two participants ultimately acknowledged. Wilkins noted that despite his inability to regularly keep to the appointed “sending” time for the experiments, he did continue his habit of thinking the unusual incidents strongly to Sherman. When Wilkins was anxious, Sherman seemed to be particularly effective at detecting his thoughts.

Wilkins also agreed with the occultist’s axiom that the intensity of a sender’s emotional reaction to what is happening to him, or has happened, determines the degree of intensity of the “thought-waves” discharged. (In my book The Grand Illusion: A Synthesis of Science and Spirituality Vol.1, I have portrayed these thought waves as torsion/scalar waves in the vacuum/aether/zero point field/time-space/implicate order.)

Also worth noting is that in some ways, this epic experiment—lasting as it did over five months—was something of a precursor to what would later become known as remote viewing. It also featured elements of prevision, evincing a predictable unpredictability so common to psi functioning, thus blurring the lines between telepathy in real time and other forms of clairvoyance—much as this tended to occasion Sherman’s uncertainty as to precisely what he was seeing at the precise moment of seeing. Sometimes visions would turn into previsions, precipitating out of the aether days later without apparent warning. This was a complicating factor at times, as was the initial lack of feedback for Sherman, which caused him a degree of anxiety (was he “hitting” more than missing?). Nevertheless, the experiment overall can only be described as a stunning success, with some indisputably spectacular hits by Sherman to be found scattered throughout.

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Harold M. Sherman

Official Results

Sherman sat three times a week to act as receiver, depositing copies of his nightly impressions to third party witnesses to ensure there could be no question of his having failed to record his impressions before receiving Wilkins’ log. Let’s look at some of the data. Sherman’s report of Wilkins’ activities for February 14 reads:

Impression you talked three times before different interested groups since arrival at Edmonton—first time before some luncheon club—like Rotary Club—you have found a motor—you plan to take off with it tomorrow or Wednesday, if weather permits. You have dinner with three men and their wives…One of Edmonton’s wealthiest and most prominent men has entertained you and given you some assistance relative to the expedition—word McKenzie flashes to my mind—is there a company of that name supplying you with plane? Seem to see you as guest of Church Brotherhood…Sunday occasion—you called on to speak—you have appointment with two men who will take you to some plant or place where you will see the packing of the equipment.

Keep in mind that Sherman had been receiving little feedback on previous recordings prior to this session, and had not been forewarned of any of these activities, making it all the more remarkable that Wilkins was able to subsequently confirm every detail, including the fact that McKenzie Airways were furnishing the plane that would fly the new engine back to Aklavik. All of these things took place between February 10 and 14.

As noted, sometimes the information being received by Sherman was a blur of present (or recent past) information and information pertaining to some point in the future. Wilkins stated that in his March 1 record Sherman had recorded almost all of his most prominent thoughts as well as describing the conditions Wilkins experienced. The latter part of the entry from Sherman mentions liquor in connection with a commercial interest (possibly a company seeking his endorsement). Sherman states that Wilkins is wondering whether they will offer him enough money for it, and then moves on to things flight-related. He suggests checking the oil and gas lines leading to the engine as a possible source of trouble—“something appears to get clogged or choked” as a result of the low ambient temperature.

Wilkins’ analysis of Sherman’s psi report confirms that Hiram Walker had indeed sought Wilkins’ endorsement for a certain whiskey, but did not offer sufficient remuneration to garner Wilkins’ advocacy. It was the one time that year that Wilkins had received such an offer. As for Sherman’s concern over gas and oil lines, sure enough, the next day during flight, the feed on the automatic control did clog. Towards evening, the oil temperature indicated some clogging of the line, according to one of Wilkins’ collaborators (Cheeseman) on the plane with him.

Evidently, darkness proved to be an aid in Sherman’s sittings, eliminating visual stimuli so he could become more receptive to the nonlocal stimuli filtering through from his subconscious mind. Sitting in darkness to receive psi information is a good and standard way to increase the psi signal to noise ratio (not dissimilarly to Ganzfeld tests).

Harold Sherman brendan d murphy thoughts through space telepathy psychic global freedom movementAn interesting fact to note is that after some time of sitting three times a week for his sessions, Sherman had trained his subconscious to feed him psi information more consistently. He commented that his mind had become so highly sensitized and habituated to the psi task that it continually brought him un-asked-for impressions and “unusual mental flashes.” These flashes appeared sometimes to come from the mind of anyone he focused his attention on, regardless of the fact that there were unbidden insights he did not seek. There are many pieces of evidence that demonstrate that the psi faculty, like our muscular system, is responsive to training. This has been known to mystics and occultists for many centuries.

As well as this, Sherman suffered serious ill health effects because of his other commitments, which left him virtually no rest and recovery time. We need not go into Sherman’s exact method in eliciting his results, but it is worth noting that during the sessions he could feel his mind “contact” Wilkins’ mind, he sensed a force, line, or stream of energy which seemed to connect the two subconscious minds of the men. During the sittings when he felt this sensation the strongest, he got his best results.

A conclusion reached by both men (and one in full accordance with occult thought) was that the degree of intensity of emotional reaction to external experience determines the intensity of the thought force projected. In their view, human emotions were the power source behind the electrical currents of the brain. A recurring motif in “paranormal” and parapsychological research is the important role of emotion, creative force that it is.

Sherman also noted that he sensed thought impressions at two places in his body: the brain (center of crown and third eye chakras) and solar plexus (where the manipura chakra is). He would get a nerve reaction in the pit of his stomach (not unlike that felt when one receives a sudden shock or becomes anxious), which he came to realize always accompanied a genuine telepathic communication. Elsewhere, in his psi research, Dr. Hiroshi Motoyama has connected the lower three chakras (one of which is the solar plexus chakra/manipura) with passive or receptive psi abilities, such as Sherman employed in this telepathy experiment.

On top of Sherman’s amazingly accurate reports of Wilkins’ far removed activities either as they happened or soon after, he also sensed events yet to happen to Wilkins, as previously noted. Wilkins only had two accidents occur involving his plane during his five months away, and Sherman sensed both ahead of time, witnessing previsions of these events days before they happened.

To give further insight into the remarkably successful nature of this experiment, several friends and/or collaborators of Sherman and Wilkins signed affidavits testifying to the validity of the experimental procedure as well as Sherman’s undeniable accuracy. Dr. Henry S.W. Hardwicke, a research officer for the Psychic Research Society of New York, stated in his affidavit that the authenticity of the telepathic phenomena was unquestionable. Dr. A.E. Strath-Gordon was effusive in his own affidavit, stating that Sherman’s amazing telepathic consistency, clarity, and accuracy was something he had not seen in all his years of research around the world. Such was Sherman’s telepathic acuity that, to Strath-Gordon, it seemed almost as if he was taking dictation from some unseen intelligence.

This is not to construe that Sherman only ever “hit” and never “missed.” He did, as any intuitive will, miss occasionally, but more often than not he was accurate, far too often and with such exquisite detail that it cannot logically be asserted that he obtained his results by lucky guesses over this extended period, and no evidence at all exists to implicate anyone in any fraudulent activities. But for the most part, even Sherman’s misses were intriguingly close to the mark, seemingly mixing fact with fiction.

Little more need be said to convince the sane of the success of this epic psi experiment. However, Sherman’s talents provide much food for thought. For instance, it is notorious among psychics that sensing specific numbers, dates, names, and such particulars represents one of the most difficult tasks. Sherman was exceptional at sensing names of people, companies, and more, as well as having some spectacular hits with numerical data (remembering that he was operating totally “blind” to Wilkins’ Arctic activities).

On November 30, one of his data points was simply this: Latitude 68, Longitude 133. Wilkins recorded: Latitude 68, Longitude 135. These numbers bear no further comment. In his next sitting (December 2), Sherman recorded several spectacular hits, including a note of the intended first flight of Wilkins which was to be a distance of 600 miles. In his own notes, Wilkins had recorded that this flight was indeed slated to be 600 miles. Note again that Wilkins did not offer foreknowledge of his intended plans or movements in these letters.

To add yet another complicating factor to all of this, Sherman found that it was difficult to distinguish between a thought in the mind of an individual and the actual materialization of that thought in action. He said he was certain that there had been occasions where he had unwittingly confused these two thought-forms.

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Testing a polygraph machine

In his many experiments several decades later, former CIA polygraph expert Cleve Backster found, interestingly, that his plants—leaves wired to a polygraph machine—initially encountered something of a similar situation when it came to detecting silent human intent to harm them, though they rapidly learned to distinguish between real and imagined threats.

The process for a human attempting telepathy seems to present more challenges—perhaps because plants do not have much in the way of an individuated conscious mind to block subconscious perceptions: they belong to a group consciousness or “morphic field,” and lack a personal subconscious. The human, whether particularly intelligent or not, has this discriminatory disadvantage built in. So, while it may not be much of a compliment to be told you have the intelligence of a house plant, it could, in a sense, be something of an accolade to be told you have the intuition of one!

In January 1938, Sherman made some interesting notes regarding some technicalities of the telepathic downloading process. At 11.30 on the designated nights of the appointments, wherever he was he would begin to receive strong feelings from Wilkins. He stated that unless he was somewhere he could clear his mind, he did not try to interpret those feelings, since this invited interference from his imagination before he was ready to complete the entire operation. So long as he kept the impressions in his mental “dark room” until he was ready to bring them out and process them, he was able to retain them.

Final Thoughts

human-energy-fieldWith two peoples’ brain-minds acting as a nonlocally correlated system, the connection is maintained by nonlocal consciousness (in aether/time-space/implicate order)—facilitated, Amit Goswami believes, by the brains’ “quantum nature.” Such “paranormal” phenomena could be attributable to torsion waves passing between the participants’ minds. The two parties have synchronized their operations in time; now spatial distance is irrelevant—they act as one system in time. It is interesting to note that torsion fields cannot be shielded by conventional means (including Faraday cages), and evidence no attenuation when propagated arbitrary distances. “As pointed out by A. Akimov, empirical exhibits of torsion fields have possibly been found previously in conventional scientific research, but not yet recognized as such.” One such example may be the phenomenon of quantum nonlocality, “which can be attributed to superluminal transmission of torsion potential.”

We should note: any form of meaningful contact between people can establish a nonlocal correlation, as any clairvoyant or occultist worth their salt can tell you—this is how legitimate psychics (let us ignore the plethora of phonies) can carry out “readings” over the phone or internet without ever having so much as been in the same country as the sitter or client. That telepathy exists is doubtless—countless experiments and spontaneous real-world events confirm its reality. However, a larger scientific paradigm within which to view this and other “paranormal” phenomena has been missing for too long now. Parapsychology has failed to provide one, and mainstream Western physics has been too handicapped by its own prejudices and conceptual roadblocks to really do this subject matter justice. In THE GRAND ILLUSION VOL. 1, I provide the kind of far-reaching paradigm needed within which to place such phenomena—something that the world seems to be increasingly ready for.

About the Author

Brendan D. Murphy – Co-founder of Global Freedom Movement and host of GFM Radio, Brendan D. Murphy is a leading Australian author, researcher, activist, and musician. His acclaimed non-fiction epic The Grand Illusion: A Synthesis of Science & Spirituality – Book 1 is out now! Come and get your mind blown at www.brendandmurphy.net

“What a wonderful job of collating and integrating you have done! Every person in the field of ‘paranormal’ psychology or related topics should have this book as a major reference.” – Dr. Buryl Payne

“A masterpiece…The Grand Illusion is mind-blowing.” – Sol Luckman, author of Potentiate Your DNA.
“You’ve written the best synthesis of modern science and esoteric science that I’ve seen in 40 years of study in that area. Brilliant!”  – Michael K. Wade

Please visit – www.globalfreedommovement.org

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8 Clues That We Are Experiencing a Spiritual Awakening http://www.wakingtimes.com/2014/11/21/8-clues-experiencing-spiritual-awakening/ http://www.wakingtimes.com/2014/11/21/8-clues-experiencing-spiritual-awakening/#comments Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:40:25 +0000 http://www.wakingtimes.com/?p=47738 Michelle Walling - "One of the main things we begin to question in our spiritual awakening is who we really are...."

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In essence, a spiritual awakening occurs each moment we make a choice. However, one day a grand opportunity for awakening occurs that will change the past, present, and the future. When the choice is made to advance beyond the old beliefs and patterns, triggers and clues emerge that are telltale signs of a spiritual awakening.

1. We Question Who We Are

One of the main things we begin to question in our spiritual awakening is who we really are. Through various teachings and information available in books and on the internet, we get clues to how to go within. By going within we realize that we are an infinite being having a physical experience in a human body.

The biggest realization in a spiritual awakening involves remembering that we have always had a connection to our creator but it has been veiled from us by a group of beings that wanted to control us. Then we realize that there is not only a connection to our creator Source, but we then gain an understanding of what it means to be aholographic spark of that Source.

The understanding that you are a fractal of an omnipotent Creator being changes everything because accepting who you are reflects the love of your Creator. It mirrors back unconditional love and allows both you as an individual and the Creator as an infinite being the understanding of identity.

2. We Question Why We Are Here

Once we begin to realize who we are we are drawn to question why we are here. The life purpose is different for each individual however, we begin to search for soul groups that have similar likes as we do. Some people are attracted to the ET/planetary groups while others are attracted to the meditative/spiritual theme. Ultimately these groups are the same thing packaged differently and are great tools to connect with like minded individuals. We begin to remember that we made agreements to mirror our life purposes to one another.

Living out our life purpose is one of the most fulfilling things we can do. It is on the mind of most all spiritually awakened people. People often make finding their life purpose more complicated than it needs to be. Many times the answer has been in your life all along but your energy was not directed toward it. Doing what makes you feel happy without harming another person is a big clue toward your life purpose.

3. Our Lives Turn Upside Down

Once we realize that we are spirits living in a physical body, we suddenly see that we live in a world where everything is backwards and upside down. We begin to right things and withdraw our energy from the system that has been created to enslave and control us.

We begin to be able to read the secret code around us in symbols and language that is embedded with trickery and magic spells that do not have our best interests in mind. We learn how to offset this black magic with white magic and begin to think for ourselves with clarity and purpose.

4. We Begin to Experience Synchronicities Beyond Coincidence

Synchronicities are a clue that a person is on the highest path. They may come through a repeated catch phrase or word that you see several times a day or even throughout an extended period of time. Often times a person will happen to glance at the clock at just the right moment where 11:11 appears or a derivative of it like 2:22, 3:33, etc.

Things begin to unfold in our life seamlessly and we may experience precognition and deju vu more often. Eventually we learn that our reality is a malleable matrix comparable to a television program; if we do not like what we see we learn to it change it by changing the frequency or channel.

5. We Lose A Lot Of People In Our Life And Gain A Few Very Important New Relationships

As the spiritual awakening progresses, the creative energy we are made of vibrates at a faster rate. This particle acceleration changes how we affect others and may even make people uncomfortable that have yet to begin this process. We find that some people are forced away from us because their defense mechanisms kick in and their ego creates an excuse for them to not want to be around us anymore.

As we look back, we vagely remember those who have fallen away. Awakening and advancement is a choice that not everyone will make, but those that do begin close knit relationships based on trust.

Due to the Universal Law of Vibrational Attainment, our vibrational level will naturally attract those of the same level to us like magnets. Since the percentage of people on the planet who have awakened at this time is less that 51%, we may find ourselves suddenly moving for a new job or perhaps we follow a dream that we have always had to live in a certain location where our soul mates have the opportunity to appear in our lives.

6. We Get Rid Of Clutter And Material Possessions

Spring cleaning comes any time of the year when we understand the energy attached to excess clutter and material things that weigh us down. The ancient practice of Feng Shui takes into consideration that positive energy flow in a room or a house can bring harmony to those who occupy it.

If a person has gone through the transition of moving, the feeling of lessening the load is liberating and palpable. We begin to realize that material possession brainwashing was created to weigh us down and keep us vibrating at a slower, dense speed.

7. We Realize Love Is The Basic Building Block

One of the biggest accomplishments in a spiritual awakening is peeling back the layers of protection around our heart. For most people this lifetime has been full of heartbreaks, whether it is from a relationship gone bad, a best friend betrayal, or even a child leaving  home for college. Positive occurrences include the birth of a child or finding a healthy relationship that allows growth together as you share the spiritual awakening path.

The ability to attract the right partner or soul mate begins with doing the work of loving yourself for who you are. A chain reaction of events will occur that will bring up stuck energy that can be cleared in order to prepare yourself for a healthy, loving relationship. This period of time has been called “The Dark Night Of The Soul”. If you had already found your soul mate before your spiritual awakening, than you find yourself in a really good position to have someone who will support you while you do your inner work.

Whether we realize it or not, we affect everyone around us in our proximity. We are all in a symbiotic relationship of loving each other at a soul level, and when it becomes a conscious awareness practice it is magnified beyond expression. The affect you have on someone else’s vibration may not seem positive in the beginning because a person’s reality may begin to fizzle apart just like it did for you. One day soon everyone who awakens will look back and realize that the domino effect of the vibration of love is what changed the world.

8. We Become The Calm During The Storm

By realizing that we accomplished a spiritual awakening in this lifetime, we move from survival and fear to forgiveness and love. When we release the fear of survival and dying, it creates a space within us to create our future while changing our past. This usually creates a longing to be of service to others.

Teaching, sharing, loving, and healing become our new goals and we long for everyone to wake up and smell the roses.

A shared goal of freedom

Following the clues and confirmations along the path will lead to the highest calling of love and happiness. Changing the world occurs one person at a time and starts with responsibility of awareness and intention on an individual level.

The ultimate realization of the big picture is that humanity has been enslaved by a small group of beings that have kept us locked in a low vibration. Those that become aware of this naturally gain the tools to free themselves of this prison.

Becoming spiritually awakened goes hand in hand with increasing your consciousness and bringing more of your soul essence into this lifetime. Love heals all and truly is the key to change.

When we love ourselves we create a space to love others. All war, competition, and domination falls away and the answers to all of  questions become available on an individual level. The increase in the number of spiritually awakened people has made an impact on the planet and will continue until we have freed ourselves and collectively choose a new reality.

About the Author

Michelle Walling is a Certified Holistic Life Coach.  She has devoted her life to being a bearer and grounder of the light in service to others. As a truth seeker, she is committed to share her experiences with the world. She is also a hands-on healer, a distance healer, an empath, and an intuitive. Michelle has recently joined forces with Gregg Prescott as an admin for the In5d Facebook page, as an assistant for In5d Events, as a contributing author forwww.in5d.com, host of The Cosmic Awakening Show and Body, Mind Soul & Spirit Show (The BMSS Show) onIn5D Radio and webmaster/author/editor on CosmicStarseeds. Michelle also supports Gregg’s endeavors in many other areas including alternative and holistic healthcare. Their next project is a walk in clinic under the name AHH- Alternative Holistic Healthcare to be launched in the Sarasota, Florida area, and then subsidiaries will be opened around the world based upon that model.

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A nurse prepares an injection of the influenza vaccine at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MassachusettsArjun Walia, Collective-Evolution
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It’s great to see more “academics” that openly push and encourage the world’s biggest pharmaceutical companies to open their records to outsiders in an effort to better understand the potential harmful consequences of the drugs that billions of people across the world take everyday.

Should the transparency of drugs and vaccines that millions of people take every year not be a given? Unfortunately it’s not. This can be a scary thought, the fact that modern day health care is not transparent at all, often leaving patients and medical professionals completely in the dark and unaware when it comes to the truth about these things.

Pharma Hiding Information

It’s be revealed many times that pharmaceutical companies and vaccine manufactures purposely withhold critical information and data from the public domain when it comes to their products. One great example (I’ve used many times) comes from documents obtained by Lucija Tomljenovic, a PhD from the Neural Dynamics Research Group in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of British Columbia, Canada. The documents reveal that vaccine manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies, as well as (some) health authorities have known about multiple dangers associated with vaccines, but chose to withhold them from the public for decades. (1)

Unfortunately, this is also quite common when it comes to modern day health care products, not just drugs. For example, earlier this year a chemical called triclosan found in one of North America’s most popular toothpastes, Colgate Total, was linked to cancer and other harmful health ailments. Documents were kept from view of the public eye showing that the scientific findings that Colgate put together to establish the chemicals safety weren’t clear at all. These documents were not made available to the public domain until this year. (2) You can read more about this story in detail here.

As the New York Times points out, according to activists:

“The current system, the activists say, is one in which the meager details of clinical trials published in medical journals, often by authors with financial ties to the companies whose drugs they are writing about, is insufficient to the point of being misleading.” (4)

“This problem has been very well documented for at least three decades now in medicine, with no substantive fix” (4)

Another article you might want to check out regard fraud and the CDC is this: New Study Finds A 340 Percent Increased Risk of Autism In Boys Who Receive MMR Vaccine On Time

The Report

One great example is the Influenza vaccine. In 2013, Dr Peter Doshi published a study in The British Medical Journal (BMJ) titled Influenza: Marketing Vaccine By Marketing Disease.  A former post doctoral fellow at John Hopkins University and now an Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland’s School of Pharmacy. He is also an associate editor at  the BMJ.  His research focuses on policies related to drug safety and effectiveness evaluation in the context of regulation, evidence-based medicine, and debates over access to data. (source)

The main argument of the paper points to the fact that the CDC pledges “To base all public health decisions on the highest quality scientific data , openly and objectively derived,” and how this isn’t the case  when it comes to the influenza vaccination and its marketing.

“The vaccine may be less beneficial and less safe than has been claimed, and the threat of influenza seems to be overstated.”(3)

Today, there are approximately 135 million doses of the influenza vaccine that enter the United States market alone every single year. In 1990, there were approximately 30 million. Dr Doshi argues (and provides evidence) that this exponential rise in vaccination production does not stem from the need for it, or the demand for it, but rather by a public health marketing campaign that delivers “a straightforward, who in their right mind could possibly disagree message:  influenza is a serious disease, we are all at risk of complications from influenza, the flu shot is virtually risk free, and vaccination saves lives.” (3)

It’s great to see Dr. Doshi speak out this mass marketing campaign. Through this type of marketing, there are those who feel opposing the vaccine is unethical, which is absolutely ridiculous. It seems those who do chose to take the influenza vaccine, do so as a result of heavy marketing. Every year we see a large amount of propaganda that tends to convince people the flu vaccine is extremely safe and necessary. A simple pharmacy radio advertisement or television (programming) commercial can do the trick, encouraging people to get the vaccine without doing any research, putting blind faith where it shouldn’t be put. Here is a great example that Dr Doshi points out in his paper:

“At a press briefing this winter, CDC director Thomas Frieden said a preliminary CDC study had found “the overall vaccine effectiveness to be 62%.” He explained that this estimate of relative risk reduction: “means that if you got vaccinated you’re about 60% less likely to get the flu that requires you to go to your doctor.” On the evening news, the CDC’s message was translated into a claim that influenza vaccines will cut the risk of death by 62%, despite the fact that the CDC study did not even measure mortality (box 2). Reflecting on the same CDC study, two authors editorialized in the Journal of the American Medical Association that there exists an irrational pessimism about influenza vaccine: “A prevention measure that reduced the risk of a serious outcome by 60% in most instances would be a noted achievement; yet for influenza vaccine, it is seen as a ‘failure.’” (3)

If you look at the science, the mass marketing by health authorities and drug manufacturers seems to be very misleading. Not that surprising, is it?

It’s clear that the majority of people, more so in North America, oppose the flu vaccination. As a result, the only way to maintain and keep vaccination numbers up is to implement mandatory vaccination programs. (5) How mandatory vaccination requirements, especially in health care facilities is seen as something ethical, and encouraging others to look at the science outlining potential dangers associated with the vaccine is seen as unethical is mind altering.

Dr Doshi cites the papers the CDC commonly uses to support the complete safety of the influenza vaccine, more specifically in older people. In doing so, he also points to the CDC’s  national guidelines, a 68 page document that includes over 500 references. He claims that the studies cited in this document are undermined by bias, and that the agency itself acknowledges the fact that they may be undermined by bias.

“Studies demonstrating large reductions in hospitalizations and deaths among the vaccinated elderly have been conducted using medical record databases and have not measured reductions in laboratory-confirmed influenza illness. These studies have been challenged because of concerns that they have not controlled adequately for differences in the propensity for healthier persons to be more likely than less healthy persons to receive vaccination.”  (Fiore AE, Uyeki TM, Broder K, Finelli L, Euler GL, Singleton JA, et al. Prevention and control of influenza with vaccines: recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), 2010. MMWR Recomm Rep. 2010;59(RR-8):1-62.) (3)

If these observational studies cannot be trusted, what evidence is there?

“This means that influenza vaccines are approved for use in older people despite any clinical trials demonstrating a reduction in serious outcomes. Approval is instead tied to a demonstrated ability of the vaccine to induce antibody production, without any evidence that those antibodies translate into reductions in illness.”(3)

The paper also points to the fact that no evidence exists, however, to show that this reduction in risk of symptomatic influenza for a specific population—here, among healthy adults—extrapolates into any reduced risk of serious complications from influenza such as hospitalizations or death in another population (complications largely occur among the frail, older population).

“Marketing influenza vaccines thus involves marketing influenza as a threat of great proportions.”(3) Again, it’s great how the paper outlines this theme throughout. It also outlines how how recorded deaths from influenza declined sharply over the middle of the 20th century, and that this occurred before the great expansion of mass vaccination campaigns at the start of the 21st century.

Another marketing strategy used to push the flu vaccine is the claim by vaccine manufactures that “flu” and “influenza” are the same. The paper outlines how even the ideal influenza vaccine can only deal with a small part of the “flu” because because most “flu” appears to have nothing to do with influenza.

“Every year, hundreds of thousands of respiratory specimens are tested across the US. Of those tested, on average 16% are found to be influenza positive. All influenza is “flu,” but only one in six “flus” might be influenza. It’s no wonder so many people feel that “flu shots” don’t work: for most flu’s, they can’t.” (3)

This is a well researched paper, that’s why I decided to write about it. You have to pay to access the full publication, but if you don’t want to do that you can simply sign up for the 14 day free trial.

Please keep in mind, there are many more scientific studies published in various peer-reviewed scientific journals outlining potential dangers when it comes to the flu vaccine. It’s important to do your research, there are two sides to this coin.

So what are your thoughts on the flu vaccine, do you think it’s completely safe? Feel free to share your comments below

Sources:

(1) http://nsnbc.me/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/BSEM-2011.pdf

(2) http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/nda/97/020231_total_toc.cfm

(3) http://www.bmj.com/content/346/bmj.f3037

(4) http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/30/business/breaking-the-seal-on-drug-research.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

(5) http://www.cmaj.ca/site/mobile

About the Author

Arjun Walia – I joined the CE team in 2010 and have been doing this ever since. There are many things happening on the planet that don’t resonate with me, and I wanted to do what I could to play a role in creating change. It’s been great making changes in my own life and creating awareness and I look forward to more projects that move beyond awareness and into action and implementation. So stay tuned, arjun@collective-evolution.com

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