Tag: violence

Psychopaths in Charge – Maybe They’re Not Human

Psychopaths in Charge – Maybe They’re Not Human

Julian Wash, Contributor Waking Times Dear Humans, Today I would like to return to your awareness an aspect of the Human condition that condones violence under certain circumstances. To this end, we find ourselves going along with the most egregious of things, not least of which is war. Here we find not only a consensus […]

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 America began to flow through […]

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 part to years of psychological conditioning, […]

By February 17, 2014 25 Comments Read 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 also takes place daily in […]

By February 7, 2014 3 Comments Read 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 only turn them into sneaky […]

By December 13, 2013 0 Comments Read 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 have been on both sides of this […]

By October 23, 2013 12 Comments Read 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 Ugandan Village. At the end […]

By October 1, 2013 0 Comments Read 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 country’s incredible capacity for criminalization and incarceration, our […]

By April 15, 2013 6 Comments Read 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 beautiful shapes. Frustrations are expressed openly, […]

By April 13, 2013 0 Comments Read 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 the future body you will […]

By March 30, 2013 4 Comments Read 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 Shaolin Temple and the Daoists at […]

By March 16, 2013 0 Comments Read 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 others. Even when I was a […]

By January 19, 2013 5 Comments Read 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 suggests life is rooted in biology and […]

By January 14, 2013 2 Comments Read 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 decisions result in more cooperation and generosity, […]

By October 4, 2012 3 Comments Read 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 is ready to be relegated to the […]

By July 20, 2012 0 Comments Read 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 a mass scale. I have […]

By June 6, 2012 2 Comments Read 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 people (namely spiritual masters), mind’s influence […]

By June 1, 2012 0 Comments Read 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 them resulting in freedom for […]

By May 21, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Scientists Discover Solar Activity Directly Affects Human Consciousness

Scientists Discover Solar Activity Directly Affects 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 and even death among humans on Earth.

By May 8, 2012 0 Comments Read 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

A Zombie is an animated corpse. A walking, un-dead lunatic. A former person, now devoid of the qualities we all know as explicitly human, such as compassion, logic, love, awareness, self-preservation and so on. The Zombie is soulless animated human cadaver inhabited only by some of our lowest capacities and cravings. A Zombie drools and spits, mindlessly walking into peril with absolute disregard.

By May 3, 2012 9 Comments Read More →
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