Celebrating Nature, Culture, and Spirit
"We will soon have new ways of living that will make our modern age like look the stone age – alternative governments, alternative monetary systems, alternative energy, alternative healthcare, alternative education, alternative media, alternative food systems, the list goes on and on ... Transcend conditioned consciousness. Free your mind. Occupy your potential. Now is our time. Welcome to the ecosystem of mass transformation." - David DeGraw
None But Ourselves Can Free Our Minds - by David DeGraw
I: Unprecedented Wealth
"The richest 400 people have as much wealth as 185 million Americans combined; that’s only 400 people with as much wealth as 60% of the entire US population."
II: Debt Slavery
III: Mental Slavery – Conditioned Consciousness
IV: The Spectrum of Thinkable Thought
“Propaganda is to democracy what violence is to dictatorships.” - William Blum
V: Behaviorism & Assembly Line Intelligentsia
VI: Totalitarian Minds Inside the All-Consuming Cult
VII: Free Your Mind
VIII: Cyberspace Underground Railroad
Critical Mass - surveillance, conspiracy and the rise of truth consciousness
Before the World Burns: How to Make a Fire - a multimedia essay by Nowick Gray (audio tracks added)
There is a frontier yet to be tasted: not in any continent but that of the human spirit. Here too we may suppose it's all been done: but the next moment is unprecedented, the conditions changed. The dynamics of the whole have come into play as never before, and will continue to create novel contexts by which to judge each next move. This game develops new and evolving rules, and twists of rules, all the time. Random factors are at work, giving us continual opportunities to change our expectations.
Global Elite: The Global Elite Agenda and False Flag Terrorism - an impeccable and balanced primer for those who "want to know" and don't already, adding also balance in our receiving and dealing with the info. Excellent for sharing with others!
Review of Birth of a Psychedelic Culture: Conversations about Leary, the Harvard Experiments, Millbrook and the Sixties, by Ram Dass and Ralph Metzner, with Gary Bravo
Selected photography by Nowick Gray: online gallery
Yoga soundtracks - Music for yoga practice by maseev
3 Steps to Easy Parenting - by Harvey Merriam
The Legend of Lincoln Unchained - by Ezrah Aharone
Slide Show Photographs: Hiking in the Canadian Rockies
The Selfward Facing Way: A Course for Living the Direct Experience of Your Eternal Nature - new e-book by Sally Ross
Maui Supermoon (video slideshow): Nature photos and djembe solo by Nowick Gray
In the flow: selected nature and travel photo gallery, Nowick Gray
Occupy Earth - by Magick - poetic-political
Transformational Festivals - Jeet Kei Leung
Out with the old, in with the new: essential viewing of breaking news (both visible and invisible), and truth behind the scenes of the mainstream media charade. Get up to speed, it's increasing!
- Washington's Blog - critical insights and thorough research on contemporary political life
- WantToKnow.info - comprehensive picks from mainstream news to illuminate dark corners
- Kerry Cassidy - Project Camelot - news and interviews, terrestrial and beyond
- David Wilcock - Divine Cosmos - The End of Financial Tyranny
- Gordon Duff - Veterans Today - unafraid to spill ALL the black beansNorth / Winter - audiovisuals from Bulldog Meditation - by E. Neptune and N. Gray
This book offers a soul-map and life journey to inspire new and ongoing awakening to the potential 2012 offers for personal and global transformation. Is there any other alternative? Broad in scope and passionate in its simple, heart-centered core message, this timely book serves - like The Aquarian Conspiracy of a generation before - to light the way to the infinite promise (and necessity) of the present moment and the era opening before us. This is no airy-fairy panacea, mind you: rather an appeal to grounded truth, a foundation of earth-consciousness within our own bodies and communing hearts.
... "Haunting,spectacular, powerful mix of image and sound"
From Dictatorship to Democracy: A Conceptual Framework for Liberation - by Gene Sharp
(free PDF download - right-click to save to computer)
The Descent of Venus, by Nowick Gray
Are you a Sheeple? Take the Sheeple Quiz and find out.
The Divinity Pledge - Sue Nehme
Beautiful As You Are (video sound track by Strange Moon)
The gardens are beginning,
Growing from the darkest of places,
Stretching life into vast spaces.
The sun's rays gift breath.
Bringing greennesses to reality.
Knowing is finding water.
Roots penetrate deeply, sipping nectar,
Finding life, again, again.
- Ryan M. Anderson
"The truth always passes through three stages; First, it is ridiculed, Second, it is violently opposed and finally, it is accepted as self-evident."
- Arthur Schopenhauer
Tri Hita Karana Doctrine
In accordance with Balinese Hindu philosophy, peace and tranquility are obtainable in our lives only when we respect and observe the three harmonious relationships known as the Tri Hita Karana Doctrine:
1. The Gods blessed life and created nature and all of its contents.
2. Nature offers sustenance to support the needs and activities of human beings.
3. Human beings have an obligation to establish a traditional village structure, to build temples in which to worship, to hold various ceremonies, to make daily offering, to preserve nature and to solve problems together.
We have been telling the people that this is the Eleventh Hour. Now you must go back and tell the people that this is the Hour and there are things to be considered.
Where are you living?
What are you doing?
What are your relationships?
Are you in a good relation?
Where is your water?
Have you prepared your family?
Can you live from the Earth?
Know your garden.
It is time to speak your truth.
Create your community.
Be good to each other.
And do not look outside yourself for the leader.
This could be a good time!
There is a river flowing now very fast. It is so great and swift that there are those who will be afraid. They will try to hold onto the shore. They will feel they are being torn apart and they will suffer greatly. Know the river has its destination.
The elders say we must let go of the shore, and push off into the river, keep our eyes open, and our head above the water. See who is in there with you and Celebrate.
At this time in history, take nothing personally. Least of all ourselves. For the moment that we do, our spiritual growth and journey comes to a halt. The time of the lone wolf is over, Gather yourselves!
Banish the word ''struggle" from your attitude and your vocabulary. All that you do now must be done in a sacred manner and in celebration. "We are the ones we've been waiting for..."
--The Elders, Hopi Nation, Oraibi, Arizona
How to "Corrupt" the World
"The Creator wants us to drum. He wants us to corrupt the world with drum, dance and chants. After all, we have already corrupted the world with power and greed....which hasn't gotten us anywhere - now's the time to corrupt the world with drum, dance and chants."
A New Story
--from Niles Eldredge, Dominion
The People came from the earth and were linked through the recesses of time with all other creatures. They were kin of the bacteria, the microscopic ones, the fungi, the plants, and the other animals. And they were nearest to the Apes: the orangutans, gorillas, and chimpanzees.
The People, though, became self-aware and through time came to devise artifacts and customs to help them live. In time, they left their ancestral home and spread throughout the world. Everywhere they went they lived in and were dependent upon their natural surroundings, which they acknowledged openly.
Then the People came to control their own food supply. Everything changed. No longer at home in the local natural world, the People now lived in inner-directed settlements. They invented gods and declared dominion over all the natural world: the rivers and seas, the forests, the plains, the deserts, and the swamps.
The People prospered and their knowledge grew. But soon their numbers grew so great that they saw they had not, after all, truly left the natural world. They saw a limit to the natural resources, and to the production of their own food. They came to see that poisons of the waters, soils, and air threatened them. And they understood that the other creatures--their kin--were vital to their own survival.
The People acknowledged their true past and their newfound problems. They decided to use the very same tool that had brought them along so far: their cleverness. They saw that all creatures--including the People--face limitations and depend on the natural world.
The People decided to curb their population numbers. They determined to curtail environmental damage and the loss of other species. They decided to conserve the world's remaining ecosystems. And they embraced sustainable development, matching economic growth to the carrying capacities of their surroundings.
The People lived. And it was very good.