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Carl Sagan and Cannabis

It all began about ten years ago. I had reached a considerably more relaxed period in my life – a time when I had come to feel that there was more to living than science, a time of awakening of my social consciousness and amiability, a time when I was open to new experiences. I had become friendly with a group of people who occasionally smoked cannabis, irregularly, but with evident pleasure.

We Are Star Stuff (Video)

The imminent Carl Sagan reminds us just how incredible it is to be human, and how magnificent it is to ponder the idea that we are all created from particles that once were the substance of stars. And the chances of the cosmos creating you in this moment were remarkably vast. Chance or a gift? Either way, life is incredibly beautiful. Carl Sagan’s warning about the crossroads of our planet and civilization is more timely than ever.

The Religion With No Name

Brian C. Muraresku – Before the rise of Churchianity, in the long-forgotten cradle of Western Civilization, our ancestors were also drawn to a spiritually independent lifestyle – free from any doctrine or dogma.

7 Types of Non-Believers Who Don’t Need Religion

Valerie Tarico, AlterNet Waking Times Religious labels help shore up identity. So what are some of the things non-believers can call themselves? Catholic, born-again, Reformed, Jew, Muslim, Shiite, Sunni, Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist…religions give people labels. The downside can be tribalism, an assumption that insiders are better than outsiders, that they merit more compassion, integrity and

3 Scientific Theories about the Multiverse and How It Works

The Spirit Science Waking Times As we look at this week’s evidence of gravitational waves and cosmic inflation, it’s becoming increasingly hard to believe that the observable universe we live in is the only universe there is. Even modern science is laying down its “knowing” cap in the face of such a grand and complex puzzle. The makeup of the

Death and Dying from a Shamanic Perspective

Jan Engels-Smith, Guest Waking Times  “Life is not measured by the breaths you take, but by its breathtaking moments.” -Michael Vance In shamanism, the belief that there is no death is a concept grounded in the belief of the soul existing in a never-ending process of regeneration. Our soul remembers our ancient past, engages with

Is Free Energy a Hoax?

Christina Sarich, Contributor Waking Times According to some, free energy is a hoax, debunked first and foremost by the unbending laws of thermodynamics. If this is taken at face value, then some say we’re all being duped into believing that free energy exists, but, that capitalism is really the only way to save us from

DNA – The Super-Data Papyrus for Biologically Induced Enlightenment

Christina Sarich, Contributing Writer Waking Times If the entire world’s information, (about 4.8 zettabytes in computer nerd speak) could be stored on 4 grams of DNA, and Harvard researchers have already sequenced about 70 billion copies of an HTML book onto small bits of DNA, what possibilities does this suggest about our species’ past and

Downgrading of Hu-manity

Elva Thompson – We are all on a personal journey to break out of the matrix programming.

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