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The Mystical Treasures of ‘The Golden Cave’

The Mystical Treasures of ‘The Golden Cave’

Soren Dreier, Guest Waking Times I touched upon The Golden Cave, as being the realm of the inner Core that we have. I would like to go further into that. Caves with wonderful treasures have attracted explorers and bounty hunters throughout time. The idea of wonderful treasures of ancient and more present times is very persistent […]

By September 15, 2014 2 Comments Read More →
Feed Your Head: Harnessing Neurogenesis

Feed Your Head: Harnessing Neurogenesis

Sam Gandy, Guest Waking Times The human brain contains around 86 billion neurons, and 86 trillion connections between these neurons. That is more connections than there are stars in the Milky Way galaxy, or galaxies in the known universe. The human brain is one of the most complex and wondrous things we know of, and […]

By August 13, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Consciousness and Technology – 3 Mind Expanding Comparisons

Consciousness and Technology – 3 Mind Expanding Comparisons

Dylan Charles Waking Times Of all the pursuits of human kind, the understanding and exploration of consciousness offers the most likely opportunity for us to realize a civilization oriented towards cooperation, compassion, sustainability, and respect for life. Awakening to higher states of consciousness is the process by which a person, or a collective, can re-organize […]

By August 12, 2014 7 Comments Read More →
The Boom Festival: Psychedelic Resurgence

The Boom Festival: Psychedelic Resurgence

David Nickles, Guest Waking Times The Boom festival is a shining example of the thriving psychedelic resurgence. The very notion of coming together in an autonomous space specifically designed to facilitate transformative experiences reflects a contemporary psychedelic ethos that is spreading worldwide and taking shape in exciting ways. A rich modern history—as well as deep […]

Visionary Experiences

Visionary Experiences

Stephan Beyer, Singing to the Plants Waking Times There are a number of human experiences — I am thinking of such things as hallucinations, lucid dreams, visions, apparitions, false awakenings, out-of-body experiences, DMT journeys, eidetic visualization, hypnagogia, waking dreams, and active imagination — that are characterized by presentness, detail, externality, and three-dimensional explorable spacefulness. We […]

5 Mind-Blowing Lessons from Psychedelics Experts

5 Mind-Blowing Lessons from Psychedelics Experts

April M. Short, AlterNet Waking Times A recent online course unraveled psychedelic science, medicine, art and spirituality. The problem with banning anything out of a fear of the unknown is that many unknowns will remain. Such is the story of many psychedelic drugs in the U.S. While the government has experimented with various psychedelic compounds […]

Ayahuasca – State of the Vine: 2014

Ayahuasca – State of the Vine: 2014

Rak Razam, Guest Waking Times What IS ayahuasca, and why is it peaking in Western use now? Is ayahuasca being commoditized by the tourist industry and people making money off this sacred indigenous medicine? Are the plants grooming us for a return to energetic balance (health) within ourselves and with the planet? Can this spiritual […]

Iboga – Sacred Healing Root of Africa

Iboga – Sacred Healing Root of Africa

Terence Newton, Staff Writer Waking Times The recent interest in psychoactive plants as medicines has changed the dynamic of how the Western world views ‘drugs,’ and Cannabis is finally being legalized and appreciated for its legitimate healing properties. New research is pointing out the psychological benefits of psilocybin containing mushrooms, as the psychedelic mushroom experience […]

Ayahuasca: An Ethnopharmacologic History

Ayahuasca: An Ethnopharmacologic History

Dennis McKenna, Reality Sandwich Waking Times **The following is excerpted from The Ayahuasca Experience, edited by Ralph Metzner, Ph.D., recently released in a new edition by Park Street Press.** Join Dennis McKenna for the live, interactive video course, “What Plants Can Teach You: Consciousness and Intelligence in Nature.” A new paradigm is emerging that recasts how we […]

The Physical, Energetic & Spiritual Lessons of Plants

The Physical, Energetic & Spiritual Lessons of Plants

Jefferey Jaxen, Contributor Waking Times Many of the plants we pass in the background of our day are hard at work. They are employed by the planet as construction workers, teachers, security guards, and doctors. Arguably the top performers in each profession and certainly the hardest workers, never wanting or taking a day off in […]

6 Amazing Things Scientists Have Discovered About Psychedelics

6 Amazing Things Scientists Have Discovered About Psychedelics

April M. Short, AlterNet Waking Times Psychedelics have the potential to treat cancers, addiction and psychological traumas. Despite the fact that the U.S. government deems many hallucinogenic or psychedelic substances to be dangerous, classifying them as Schedule I drugs with “no currently accepted medical use,” various scientists have dared to study their effects. What they’ve […]

Can We Reprogram Our DNA and Heal Ourselves With Frequency, Vibration & Energy?

Can We Reprogram Our DNA and Heal Ourselves With Frequency, Vibration & Energy?

Christina Sarich & Dylan Charles, Staff Waking Times As though to confirm the hunch many of us had that our ‘junk’ DNA was anything but disposable, researchers from the Gene and Stem Cell Therapy Program at Sydney’s Centenary Institute have proven that 97 percent of human DNA programs or encodes proteins in our bodies. One of the […]

South American Vine Treats Neurogenerative Disorders and Is More Powerful Than Antidepressants

South American Vine Treats Neurogenerative Disorders and Is More Powerful Than Antidepressants

John Summerly, Prevent Disease Waking Times Banisteriopsis caapi, also known as ayahuasca, caapi or yaje, is a South American jungle vine used to prepare a decoction with a long history of entheogenic uses as a medicine and “plant teacher” among the indigenous peoples of the Amazon Rainforest. It has unique properties found to treat Parkinson’s […]

By February 27, 2014 3 Comments Read More →
Ayahuasca and Iboga – Messengers of Truth from Mother Earth

Ayahuasca and Iboga – Messengers of Truth from Mother Earth

Dylan Charles, Editor Waking Times “The history of Western culture in the last two thousand years could be seen as the “Empire of the Mind conquering the exterior world and extinguishing the interior one, with the result that we have atrophied our spiritual connection.” -Rak Razam The world is deeply out of balance in these […]

By February 21, 2014 10 Comments Read More →
Brazilian Scientist: Ayahuasca/DMT Can Effectively Treat Cancer

Brazilian Scientist: Ayahuasca/DMT Can Effectively Treat Cancer

Cassius Methyl, Guest Waking Times Eduardo Schenberg, of the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, recently published a piece in Sage Journals, detailing his belief that Ayahuasca has cancer-fighting abilities, essentially encouraging the legalization of research in the field. He says, “There is enough available evidence that Ayahuasca’s active principles, especially DMT and harmine, have positive effects […]

By January 30, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
Iboga, the Matrix, and Pineal Gland Decalcification

Iboga, the Matrix, and Pineal Gland Decalcification

Dylan Charles, Staff Waking Times The pineal gland has been at the core of spiritual traditions dating back thousands of years, spanning all inhabited continents. Prominently carved onto Buddhist statues, ceremoniously painted onto tribal faces, and deceptively displayed in the Vatican square, the pineal gland, known as the Third Eye, or Seat of the Soul, […]

By January 24, 2014 37 Comments Read More →
Plant Medicine Masters & Guaria De Osa Retreats: A Talk with Jonathon Miller Weisberger

Plant Medicine Masters & Guaria De Osa Retreats: A Talk with Jonathon Miller Weisberger

Terra Celeste Waking Times Editor’s Note: Jonathon Miller-Weisberger is the author of Rainforest Medicine. He offers sacred plant medicine retreats at his remote eco-lodge in the jungles of Costa Rica guided by elder master-shaman of the Secoya tribe from Ecuador. You can find out more about his upcoming transformational events, here.  The Secoya elders, legendary […]

By November 2, 2013 2 Comments Read More →
Ayahuasca, Alternative Medicine and the Amazon Rainforest

Ayahuasca, Alternative Medicine and the Amazon Rainforest

Jonathon Miller-Weisberger, Guest Waking Times The awakening offered by ayahuasca, an alternative medicine practiced by the native tribes of the Amazon rainforest, requires deep reflection, and carries the risk of misinterpretation. Excerpted and reprinted with permission from Rainforest Medicine (North Atlantic Books, 2013) by Jonathon Miller Weisberger, which chronicles the practices, legends, and wisdom of the quickly […]

By October 17, 2013 8 Comments Read More →
Chi and DMT – Two Accessible Mysteries That Evade Scientific Validation

Chi and DMT – Two Accessible Mysteries That Evade Scientific Validation

Dylan Charles, Editor Waking Times “Science cannot solve the ultimate mystery of nature. And that is because, in the last analysis, we ourselves are part of nature and therefore part of the mystery that we are trying to solve.” –Max Planck,  ‘Where Is Science Going?’ There are some mysteries in life so common that nearly […]

Ayahuasca: An Amazonian Healing Plant

Ayahuasca: An Amazonian Healing Plant

Michael Wiese, Guest  Waking Times It was my search for a cure for Parkinson’s that led me to the Amazon and Ayahuasca. I got a whole lot more than I had bargained for! In searching the Internet I found that Banisteriopsis caapi was used in the 1920’s as a cure for Parkinson’s Disease but never […]

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Homeless Share Facts About Themselves That May Surprise You

Homeless Share Facts About Themselves That May Surprise You

Video - Homeless people wrote down a fact about themselves that others wouldn’t know just by walking past them. Their answers may surprise you.

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15-Year Old Girl Tells YOU Why You Have the Right to Know What’s in Your Food

15-Year Old Girl Tells YOU Why You Have the Right to Know What’s in Your Food

Video – This 15-year anti-GMO activist explains why you have the right to know what’s in your food.

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Grounding Principle

Grounding Principle

Video – This video demonstrates the powerful principle called grounding and its relevance in one’s daily life.

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How Does Fear Work?

How Does Fear Work?

Video: How does fear actually work? What happens when we become afraid?

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The Round City Concept

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Ida Lawrence, Contributor Waking Times At this moment in time, as we stand on the precipice of devolution or evolution, what does ‘pay attention’ mean to us? Our hearts seek wisdom and courage, and the justified faith that attention can bring. We came into this, so is attention the price of being born… an obligation? […]

A Call To Hearts Lifting to the Higher Self

A Call To Hearts Lifting to the Higher Self

Dr. Stewart Bitkoff, Contributor Waking Times When are we going to stop thinking in terms of religion, country, tribe, town, neighborhood, planet, business and I. When will we begin to think in terms of humanity and helping all people reach higher? Yes. It is natural to think about self, but when are we going to […]

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Inducing Higher Intelligence and Heightened Senses with Gamma Brain Waves

Inducing Higher Intelligence and Heightened Senses with Gamma Brain Waves

Anna Hunt, Staff Writer Waking Times Brainwave entrainment is a way to train the brain to synchronize to a certain frequency, such as gamma, beta, delta, theta and alpha. Each frequency matches a certain state of consciousness. For example, delta is the brainwave dominant while in an unconscious state such as sleeping; while theta and […]

Dangers of Smart Meters Extend Beyond Radiation Exposure

Dangers of Smart Meters Extend Beyond Radiation Exposure

Waking Times The electro-magnetic radiation given off by smart meters has become a health concern for many, but, millions of people worldwide whose homes have been outfitted with these devices must also be aware of the dangers of overheating and malfunction. Recently, there have been an extraordinary number of smart meter-related fires reported all over […]