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Oligarchy and the War on Individualism

Ethan Indigo Smith – Anyone who says that people cannot change things, that we are powerless to the control systems that already exists, does not realize they are in a system that began as imagination, an idea, which came about through influence…

(individual) Ignorance is Strength (to institutions)

Ethan Indigo Smith, Guest Waking Times Your ignorance is their strength. Human history is the story of individuals and institutions. And today we are at the crossroads.  Arguably all of the world’s most extreme problems stem from information and its lacking. Today there is a matrix formed at these crossroads, a figurative fork in the

We Are All Unique: Biochemical Individuality and Nutrition

William J. Walsh, Prevent Disease Waking Times Each of us has innate biochemical factors which influence personality, behavior, mental health, immune function, allergic tendencies, etc. Scientists tell us that the number of different genetic combinations possible in a child from the same two parents exceeds 42 million. It’s interesting to note that we do not

The Butterfly Effect and Individual Action

Both the Butterfly Effect and the Tipping Point models call into question the very nature of control. We are continuously bombarded by bureaucracy and larger systems that serve as the “managers” of our daily lives and our society, but this appears to be a false construct. It seems that the chaotic nature of interaction based upon free will suggests that the individual is the seat of true power and change.

Freedom Exists Outside Society

Jon Rappoport – Freedom, in its essence, is non-material. It exists within the individual. It is choice. The individual either exercises it or surrenders it.

How to Wake Up

Caitlin Johnstone – If awakening is possible for the individual, it is possible for the collective.

Under Pressure

Ida Lawrence – “What kind of pressure has to be placed upon human beings for the individual or the group to take on spiritual wealth?”

Human Fossils Hint at New Species

The remains of some of the individuals come from Maludong (or Red Deer Cave), near the city of Mengzi in Yunnan Province. A further skeleton was discovered at Longlin, in neighbouring Guangxi Province.

Yoga – Modern Health Tonic

Yoga is based on a simple theory about the Inner Self. That Self is detached and independent of the self of the individual, his consciousness and its modifications. The egoistic self is the result of its attachment to the body and the individual existence. The self, however, is self-luminous and is attained by intuitive knowledge of the inner working of the human consciousness.

The Tools of Disconnection

The measure of social status, of social acceptance, or prestige, is now to be found in our consumption patterns. The very meaning and significance of our lives is today expressed in consumption terms. The greater the pressures upon the individual to conform to safe and accepted social standards, the more does he tend to express his aspirations and his individuality in terms of what he wears, drives, eats . . . these commodities and services must be offered to the consumer with a special urgency. We require not only ‘forced draft’ consumption, but ‘expensive’ consumption as well. We need things consumed, burned up, worn out, replaced and discarded at an ever-increasing pace.

Unplug Yourself: How Advertising and Entertainment Shapes Your Subconscious

In western society, the subconscious mind of the individual is often subject to a number of heavy influences, through entertainment mediums especially. Television, movies, and music create a profound subconscious effect on the human mind that influences and dictates the choices that they will make to at least some degree.

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