A war zone birth leads to multiple traumatic events that under ‘ordinary’ circumstances might generate a life of disability and unsolvable pain. Or, as certain individuals have shown us throughout human history, the suffering itself becomes the balm our soul most deeply craves. We have all heard of those who rise above their own pain and frequently choose the path of service to others as a result. Such an individual is Michael Stone. From a stage set by his mother trying to kill him and then killing herself, through to his own wife being murdered Michael delved really deep. He learned meditation and he learned how to dance firmly into his own body as he studied with Gabrielle Roth. He learned age old knowledge with shamans and gleaned insights from the ways of all wounded healers..the ways to bring us back to congruence, sanity and unity. He then utilized this hard won wisdom to guide organizations around the world including the California EPA, Microsoft, Boeing, Prudentia
The ancient dichotomy of mind and body has led science to physical realism i.e. an observable and very real, objective and concrete ‘world’ exists irrespective of you or I perceiving it. Philosophy and religion have had other views of spirit and mind but not until people like Dr. Bernardo Kastrup appeared have we had such a rigorous re-examination of the so called ‘physicalist’ paradigm and in fact a total refutation of it. With his new book now a best seller before it is even published Bernardo Kastrup has taken the metaphysical and scientific world by storm. With impeccable logic he clearly and most finally informs us in no uncertain terms that materialism is baloney. It really IS all in the mind..Bernardo’s website here Youtube Version below
Imagine a Shaolin monk with acupuncture needles riding on a Navajo horse from the ancient plains of a forgotten sense of healing and wellness. A quiet and unassuming master of somatic awareness and modern medical systems who suggests people get into cold showers, sober up and get with their whole selves. Hailing from the hinterlands of British Columbia’s rugged landscapes Michael Smith is both a doctor of traditional Chinese medicine, a gifted martial artist and an experiencer of the hunting and trapping lifestyle of his aboriginal roots. In this deep interview he counsels us well as to the meaning of integrative health solutions and acts as our health detective always pointing the way with unique and meaningful stories culled from his own rich training in multiple disciplines. He asks us to envisage ourselves as the horse upon which the samurai sits with binoculars i.e. to a far more total sense of being in this world as dysfunctional and often addicted primates. He does it wit
What do Tesseracts, Philip K. Dick, Photosynthesis,the Titanic, Freudian dreams, Norman Mailer, UFO, Quantum entanglement, Sexy science research, Minkowski’s block universe, Synchronicity re-defined, Remote viewing re-viewed, Occult Prague, Anthropology, Unemployed Jungian Archetypes, Jacques Vallee and Flying Koans all connect to? Dr. Eric Wargo, author of Time Loops: Precognition, Retrocausation and the Unconscious answers the question in this scintillating discussion of where we have come back from and where we went to get here. Visit his blog here.
Picture yourself with a group of forty people. You want to enter an ancient Egyptian temple but these days they are guarded by folks who would prefer that they not be used for ceremonies. You play cat and mouse to get in and you do! Who but a highly creative and able shaman would attempt such a travesty on pop tourism, where taking pictures and listening to the same old sarcophagus stories might suffice. Nicki has conducted over 60 such journeys to Egypt alone and it is always with the same idea in mind: connect to those same deities the ancient Egyptians held in such high esteem. The Gods never left..it was only us who made that tragic decision to disconnect. And now look at the planet! Nicki is a wise elder in an ageless school, and she recommends self initiation in these dire days of planetary emergency. Like all good shamans she does not call herself one. Enjoy this refreshing banter with a priestess of the temple. Visit her site here: http://www.shamanicjourneys.com/ Youtube vers
The late twentieth century saw the advent of a stunningly unique phenomenon on the internet. Called ‘The Wingmakers’ it purported to be a radical understanding of who we are and where we are going as a species. Chris Lock, a trained architect, talented artist and long time educator in Japan’s university system shares his journey from Buddhism in the UK to his experience of profound enlightenment through his deep study of the Wingmakers cosmology. It is a fascinating window into the probable future. Chamber six of the Wingmakers Chris Lock’s superb analysis of chamber 17 can be freely downloaded here.
George Tani , later to become Screaming Mad George, was born in Japan and headed out to seek his fortune in New York at the age of eighteen. Thus began an incredible story leading to his becoming a major makeup artist in Hollywood long before computer graphics rendered that art form obsolete. From his awakening through Salvador Dali’s work to his punk rock band and on to a series of serendipity he landed on his feet with the major makeup artists of the era in Los Angeles. They mentored him as he worked for free as an assistant that led to his beginning a very successful career in that industry. From The Howling, American Werewolf and on to Cocoon he was introduced to an entirely new form of horror and SF surrrealism that he was totally ready to do something with. George is a great example of a man who learned as he moved and shows us how an artist can never really stand still. His time in the US with nine years in New York and two decades in L.A. finally led him back to Japan wh