Tag: consumerism

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 World Is Our Garden – Defend It or Lose It

The World Is Our Garden – Defend It or Lose It













Julian Rose, Contributor
Waking Times

When we walk into a carefully nurtured and diverse garden, we are struck by its beauty and its sense of completeness. We are enraptured by its scents and its mysteries. We are enlivened by its colours, both vivid and subtle, and we are nourished by … More

April 7, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
8 Reasons Young Americans Don’t Fight Back: How the US Crushed Youth Resistance

8 Reasons Young Americans Don’t Fight Back: How the US Crushed Youth Resistance













Bruce E. Levine, AlterNet
Waking Times

Traditionally, young people have energized democratic movements. So it is a major coup for the ruling elite to have created societal institutions that have subdued young Americans and broken their spirit of resistance to domination.

Young Americans—even more so than older Americans—appear to have … More

March 19, 2014 | By | 9 Replies More
Is Black Friday a Crime Against Humanity?

Is Black Friday a Crime Against Humanity?













Andrew V Pontbriand, Guest
Waking Times

There are approximately 190,000 people in China that are currently working in Slave Labor Camps. Among these are petty offenders such as drug addicts, pretty thieves and prostitutes. Currently, 75% of toy products are made in China, and these toys are being assembled … More

November 30, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
Identified: Viral SOS Letter Writer From Chinese Forced Labor Camp Speaks Out

Identified: Viral SOS Letter Writer From Chinese Forced Labor Camp Speaks Out













Joe Wright, Guest
Waking Times

The story of a letter embedded in a package of Kmart Halloween decorations received by Oregonian Julie Keith immediately went ultra-viral as it detailed an excruciating cry for help from a prisoner of a Chinese forced labor camp.

The letter brought to the forefront a … More

November 13, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
The Holidays Are Coming… Time to Stock Up On Slave Made Goods From China?

The Holidays Are Coming… Time to Stock Up On Slave Made Goods From China?













Anna Hunt, Staff Writer
Waking Times

Last June, a story in the New York Times revealed just what type of working conditions are creating piles of inexpensive toys, decorations, electronics and other random household products made by the Chinese and sold throughout the world. There is seemingly an unending worldwide … More

October 10, 2013 | By | Reply More
What is Your Life Worth?

What is Your Life Worth?













Christina Sarich, Staff Writer
Waking Times

I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three things are your greatest treasures. ~ Lao Tzu

Is your life worth more than a fancy car, the latest smart phone, a big house, and a fat paycheck every month? Consider that … More

August 16, 2013 | By | 5 Replies More
Ecocide or We Decide?

Ecocide or We Decide?













Julian Rose, Contributor
Waking Times

When you take a closer look at it, you see that the choices we make each day of our lives add up to the grand price that nature must pay in her role as the sustainer of life on this planet.

What do I mean … More

May 21, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Global Ego – Resolve to Escape

The Global Ego – Resolve to Escape













Stuart Wilde, Guest Writer
Waking Times 

My ol’ teacher said that before you are born you choose your parents and that you have an overview of the circumstances and beliefs that you are to be born into, he even said you have a comprehension of the defects or inabilities of

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March 30, 2013 | By | 4 Replies More
Embracing Spiritual Abundance

Embracing Spiritual Abundance













Trinity Bourne, Openhand Contributor
Waking Times

In the many years of awakened life, I have witnessed abundance spoken about in a myriad of different ways. I’ve noticed that in all its different guises, there are two main ways in which it is interpreted:

1. Having lots of what we desire… More

March 21, 2013 | By | 3 Replies More
Tiny Houses – Taking On the Matrix of Consumerism

Tiny Houses – Taking On the Matrix of Consumerism













Alex Pietrowski, Staff Writer
Waking Times

Imagine changing your life in such a way that you drastically reduce your debt, rid yourself of clutter and make a statement against consumerism!

Super-size Me

Over the last six decades, industry and emerging culture have over-inflated the American dream. What started as a … More

February 21, 2013 | By | 21 Replies More
War and the Passage of Light

War and the Passage of Light













Chris Bourne, Openhand Contributor
Waking Times

I’ve just been working with an evolving group in New York, a fascinating place indeed. Clearly a key anvil in the shift of consciousness, it is a dense energy grid of consumerism and control, equating metaphorically to “Machine City” in the film The Matrix. … More

October 2, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Final Battle of the Iron Age: The Caretakers vs the Takers

The Final Battle of the Iron Age: The Caretakers vs the Takers













Cosmic Convergence, Contributing Writer
Waking Times

Is there any doubt that there is a war being waged all over Planet Earth 24/7? A truly epochal war has been raging on every square inch of land, in every body of water and in every continental airspace for centuries.

James Michener is … More

August 30, 2012 | By | Reply More
The “Inherently Evil’ Question

The “Inherently Evil’ Question













Kim Dostaler, Contributing Writer
Waking Times

I think one of the greatest things holding back regular people from standing up to their government and the corporations who own them is they believe that people are inherently evil and that is why we will never be able to change anything on … More

June 6, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More
How to Have Power Over Power – Part II: The Psychology of Power and Prestige

How to Have Power Over Power – Part II: The Psychology of Power and Prestige













Editor’s Note: This is part II of Z’s 3 part essay, How to Have Power Over Power.  Read Part I here and Part III here

Z, Contributing Writer
Waking Times

The Psychology of Power:

In order to understand the nature of power we must first understand the power … More

April 7, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More
How to Have Power Over Power – Part I: The Psychology of Money and Shame

How to Have Power Over Power – Part I: The Psychology of Money and Shame













Editor’s Note: This is part I of Z’s 3 part essay, How to Have Power Over Power.  To read Part II click here, and for Part III click here.

Z, Contributing Writer
Waking Times

A hero is not a champion of things become, but of things becoming; More

April 6, 2012 | By | Reply More

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Open Source Plans for Modern Tesla Free Energy Generator Released to Public

Open Source Plans for Modern Tesla Free Energy Generator Released to Public













Terence Newton, Staff Writer
Waking Times

In a world of problems and solutions, few ideas spur both immediate hope and skepticism as the idea of free energy, and, on the brink of ecological disaster, nothing may be of greater importance to the human race.

The story of Nikola More

April 14, 2014 | By | 13 Replies More
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

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