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Cocaine: The New Face of Deforestation in Central America

Cocaine: The New Face of Deforestation in Central America













Mrinalini Erkenswick Watsa, Mongabay
Waking Times

In 2006, Mexico intensified its security strategy, forming an inhospitable environment for drug trafficking organizations (also known as DTOs) within the nation. The drug cartels responded by creating new trade routes along the border of Guatemala and Honduras. Soon shipments of cocaine from South … More

March 12, 2014 | By | Reply More
4 Things the ‘Powers-That-Be’ Don’t Want You to Know About Anarchy

4 Things the ‘Powers-That-Be’ Don’t Want You to Know About Anarchy













Gary ‘Z’ McGee, Staff Writer
Waking Times

“None are more enslaved than those who believe they are free.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

There are few subjects as controversial and taboo as the concept of anarchy. It mostly leaves a bad taste in people’s mouth due in no small … More

February 17, 2014 | By | 25 Replies More
Can Yoga for Kids Reduce Violence?

Can Yoga for Kids Reduce Violence?













Kimaya Singh, Guest
Waking Times

With the recent spate of mass shootings, people have begun to ask what it will take to reduce violence, especially among kids or in places where they spend time. We know that violence does not just occur in random places sparked by uncertain things. It … More

February 7, 2014 | By | 2 Replies More
When Children Misbehave

When Children Misbehave













Anthony Sammeroff, Contributor
Waking Times

“What should I do when my children misbehave?” a client asks during a communication coaching session.

If we agree that the use of force, threats and punishments are not favourable approaches because they damage the relationship between parent and child, and that bribing children will … More

December 13, 2013 | By | Reply More
Trained for Violence: How Video Games Affect the Brain

Trained for Violence: How Video Games Affect the Brain













Christina Sarich, Staff Writer
Waking Times

The brain is a very adaptable organ. It has the cognitive ability to adapt to stress, whether real or imagined, but do violent video games and movies actually help us to adapt to a sadistic world, or help to create one?

Gamers and researchers … More

October 23, 2013 | By | 11 Replies More
Happiness, Entertainment Media and the Sub-Conscious Mind

Happiness, Entertainment Media and the Sub-Conscious Mind













Lewis Herridge, Contributor
Waking Times

Recently, I returned from Uganda after leading a 2 week trip with a group of teenagers. They were a great bunch and we got a chance to really integrate ourselves into the Ugandan culture, our highlight being a 4 day home-stay in a rural, remote … More

October 1, 2013 | By | Reply More
Is Violence in the Media a Reflection of Our Own Social Anxieties?

Is Violence in the Media a Reflection of Our Own Social Anxieties?













Salvatore Folisi, AlterNet
Waking Times

What inner psychological need is met through our mass obsession with crime and prosecution?

The following is an excerpt from Eros Over Logos: A Revolt of the Instinctual Mind Amidst the Madness of Modern Life by Salvatore Folisi.

I am repeatedly struck by our … More

April 15, 2013 | By | 6 Replies More
The Paradox of the Esoteric Martial Arts

The Paradox of the Esoteric Martial Arts













Jess O’Brien, Guest Writer
Waking Times

All societies have had to grapple with the harsher side of human nature. Unacknowledged violence within will smolder, and conflict left unresolved will in time explode.

The martial arts developed for facing these raw emotions directly, forging and tempering their energy into useful and … More

April 13, 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
The Dao of Kung Fu – 武道

The Dao of Kung Fu – 武道













Zhou, Xuan-Yun, Guest Writer
Waking Times

Religion is full of paradox, and Eastern religions are no exception. One of the most compelling paradoxes is that Eastern religions (Buddhism and Daoism) are closely linked with the martial arts. The most widely known temple arts are those practiced by the Buddhists at … More

March 16, 2013 | By | Reply More
Creating A Better World

Creating A Better World













Laura Grace Weldon, Guest Writer
Waking Times 

“We become what we think about all day long.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Long before I became an adult I launched a quest. This was inspired by a something that weighed on my childish mind, an urgent calling to alleviate the suffering of othersMore

January 19, 2013 | By | 5 Replies More
The Genetic Argument: Understanding That Social Advancement is our Collective Responsibility

The Genetic Argument: Understanding That Social Advancement is our Collective Responsibility













Chris Renzo, Contributing Writer
Waking Times 

American neuroscientist, Dr. Robert Sapolsky, states that there is a widespread and dangerous notion that has taken root in our dominant scientific understanding of human behavior. The notion is that we believe human behavior is genetically determined. This deterministic view of life … More

January 14, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
New Study Suggests Humans are not Naturally Violent

New Study Suggests Humans are not Naturally Violent













J.G. Vibes, Contributing Writer
Waking Times 

A new study published last month in Nature Journalsuggests that humans are naturally good. This study adds to the mounting evidence against the popular misconception that corruption is a trait of human nature.

In ten experiments using economic games, scientists observed that faster … More

October 4, 2012 | By | 3 Replies More
Breaking Through the Delusions of Government and Mysticism with Stefan Molyneux

Breaking Through the Delusions of Government and Mysticism with Stefan Molyneux













Waking Times

Violence is a language we must unlearn.

In this short animated clip, Stefan Molyneux, of FreedomainRadio.com, makes the parrallel that the statism is just another form of worn out mysticism that is only relevant to those who have been indoctrinated for it as youths, and that it … More

July 20, 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
DNA Can be Influenced and Reprogrammed by Words and Frequencies

DNA Can be Influenced and Reprogrammed by Words and Frequencies













Grazyna Fosar and Franz Bludorf
Waking Times

The human DNA is a biological Internet and superior in many aspects to the artificial one. The latest Russian scientific research directly or indirectly explains phenomena such as clairvoyance, intuition, spontaneous and remote acts of healing, self healing, affirmation techniques, unusual light/auras around … More

June 1, 2012 | By | Reply More
Moving Beyond Violence and Statism

Moving Beyond Violence and Statism













J.G. Vibes
Waking Times

Throughout the course of history people have fought against tyranny and authority of various forms only to be thrown back into subjugation when someone else came along to claim what we call “power”. There have been countless battles to overthrow these established powers, but none of … More

May 21, 2012 | By | Reply More
Scientists Discover Solar Activity Directly Affects Human Consciousness

Scientists Discover Solar Activity Directly Affects Human Consciousness













Susanne Posel
Occupy Corporatism

Researchers have made a startling correlation between the rise and fall of solar activity and the human consciousness.

Professor Raymond Wheeler of the University of Kansas has come to the same conclusions that Russian scientist Alexander Chizhevsky discovered in 1915.

Solar storms directly cause conflict, wars … More

May 8, 2012 | By | Reply More
5 Reasons the Zombie Apocalypse is the Prevailing Metaphor for Our Times

5 Reasons the Zombie Apocalypse is the Prevailing Metaphor for Our Times













Dylan Charles, Editor
Waking Times

Myth and metaphor play an important role in constructing our culture and creating purpose in our lives.  They are tools that help the subconscious mind to digest the happenings of a world that is too complex for our five senses alone.  The poet uses these … More

May 3, 2012 | By | 9 Replies More
The Right to Self-Defense

The Right to Self-Defense













George Lakey
Waking Times

Illustration of self-defense, from James E. Homans’ 1908 New American Encyclopedia of Social and Commercial Information.

We have a moral right to defend ourselves against violation; there’s no doubt in my mind about that. Persons and groups have boundaries for a reason, and integrity generally … More

April 10, 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 | Reply 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

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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