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3.30.2016

sound waves alzheimers cure?

Publishing in Science Translational Medicine, the team describes the technique as using a particular type of ultrasound called a focused therapeutic ultrasound, which non-invasively beams sound waves into the brain tissue. By oscillating super-fast, these sound waves are able to gently open up the blood-brain barrier, which is a layer that protects the brain against bacteria, and stimulate the brain’s microglial cells to activate. Microglila cells are basically waste-removal cells, so they’re able to clear out the toxic beta-amyloid clumps that are responsible for the worst symptoms of Alzheimer’s.

Source: New Alzheimer’s treatment FULLY restores memory function - ScienceAlert

3.29.2016

on democracy


“It’s the same each time. First they ignore you, then they say you’re mad, then dangerous, then there’s a pause and then you can’t find anyone who disagrees with you.”

Source: Tony Benn (1925–2014) | Jacobin

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Foods that Help Improve Your Health

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Making changes in your diet can be very beneficial. In this talk I will show how upgrades to your diet can improve some common ailments

1. Digestive Distress. Many people suffer from bloating, gas, indigestion, or IBS type symptoms. Instead of reaching for an over the counter pill, adding naturally fermented foods can improve symptoms dramatically. Naturally fermented foods include things like pickles, kimchi, sauerkraut, kombucha apple cider vinegar and are fermented with friendly gut/intestinal bacteria. Most common are lactobacilli which is also found in yogurt. Many times digestive distress is caused by an overgrowth of unfriendly bacteria in the intestines. Use of antibiotics and consumption of alcohol, can kill friendly bacteria that are essential for gut function and upset the healthy balance of gut flora. Consuming sugar can also make these bacteria flourish. Look for products that contain live cultures that are traditionally produced. Any of these products that are produced with vinegar do not contain live cultures. Think of the traditional pickle barrel at a New York deli.

2. Thyroid Problems. Studies have shown that thyroid issues can be linked to Iodine deficiency. Instead of going on thyroid medication, sometimes for life, act preventatively by making sure you have healthy iodine levels from your diet. It’s estimated that 1 in 7 women have an iodine deficiency. Our main source of iodine is iodized table salt. However we are often told reduce our salt intake.This may be difficult because processed foods contain high sodium that is cheaply produced and not iodized-ironically creating high sodium levels, and iodine deficiency.
Best sources of iodine: 1. sea vegetables 2. saltwater fish and other seafood 3. quality iodized sea salt.

3. Blood Sugar Imbalance. Research suggests cinnamon lowers glucose, possibly by boosting the effect of insulin in the body. Apparently the presence of cinnamon in the blood stream allows the body to get ride of excess sugar in the blood. Add it to teas, rice, oatmeal, you can even chew on cinnamon sticks.

4. Inflammation – Any disorder that ends in “itis” is considered inflammation. Inflammation is considered an early warning sign for heart disease and cancers. A great anti-imflammatory herb is Tumeric. Tumeric has been shown in studies to help relieve arthritis and has been used in treatment to help heart attack patients recover. Studies are currently under way to use tumeric in the treatment of cancer. Tumeric is a yellow Indian herb that is often used in curries.

3.28.2016

revelations: the human antenna


On Amazon

The Human Antenna and What It Can Do
Dr. Robin Kelly has combined science, traditional concepts of healing and his own extraordinary insights to evolve “the Human Antenna,” and here he tells us just what it all means, and how we can literally remake ourselves as healthier, more energetic and, in the end, more deeply conscious and deeply human beings.
Bruce H. Lipton, PhD says this of Dr. Kelly’s quest:
‘On a quest to be a better healer, physician Robin Kelly embarked upon an epic journey that transformed his patients’ lives, his own life, and one that can possibly transform your life as well. Expertly weaving together traditional Western medical science, Eastern medicine’s energy philosophy and a dash of quantum physics, Dr. Robin Kelly concocts a powerful and wise prescription for self-healing and self-empowerment. Filled with astounding scientific insights, wit, wisdom and heart, The Human Antenna is a delight to read.’
Play MP3 (7.7 MB)  |  http://www.williamhenry.net/revelations1.mp3
More on William HERE

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3.26.2016

oliver sacks

I'm reading him like a milk shake... ahhhhh

As with The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Oliver Sacks uses case studies to illustrate the myriad ways in which neurological conditions can affect our sense of self, our experience of the world, and how we relate to those around us. Writing with his trademark blend of scientific rigour and human compassion, he describes patients such as the colour-blind painter or the surgeon with compulsive tics that disappear in the operating theatre.

Greek Myths


The Brain Book

Brilliant man. Go read. Why isn’t my brain working? [brain health book]

Brain degeneration affects millions of Americans of all ages. The destruction sets in years or even decades before Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, or other serious neurological diseases can be diagnosed.
This doesn’t just happen to seniors—brain disorders and degeneration are on the rise for young and old alike. The good news is the brain is extremely adaptable and wants to get well. You simply have to know how to care for your brain.
Why Isn’t My Brain Working? will teach you easy-to-understand strategies to improve your brain function. You will learn how simple diet and lifestyle changes and nutritional therapy can profoundly impact your brain health and your quality of life.  Read More

3.25.2016

Magic Lake

Once this young Cherokee boy was walking in the woods, and he saw drops of blood on the leaves and he began to follow them. He was worried that something was hurt, because all the animals were so important to him.
He followed the blood trail and finally spotted a small bear cub that's leg was bleeding. And up the hill he went, following it. The cub would stumble and fall and make its way to his feet again.
The small bear was going one direction, to the great mountain the Cherokee call, "Shakonige", or today Clingman's Dome. To us this mountain was a very special place. 
The cub finally made it to the top of the mountains and jumped into the fog. All of a sudden the fog turned to water and the little bear began to swim.
He swims out a ways and then comes back. When he got out of the water this bear was completely healed. The boy could not understand what was going on. He looked back and a duck swims in the water with a broken wing, and his wing was made well. 

And animals were coming from all directions to the water to also be healed. 
I have been taught that when our Creator shaped the world and stood back to see the beauty that He had made, He was so touched that teardrops began to fall from the Creators eyes. They formed the magic lake on that very spot. 
This was a sacred place of healing and comfort for those in need. 
The lake allowed the peoples spirit to see clearly the way things really are. 
As a young man I found myself on many occasions trying to find the magic lake, but to no avail was I ever successful. 
Now in my old age I believe that maybe we all are searching for the magic lake in our own way. Maybe we have gotten a glimpse of it and did not know it. 
Maybe it's a refection that shines in every living being. This is the continuing process of life in which we are invited to learn and grow and shine brighter than before - Grey Hawk

how to see a fairy?

Fairies are spiritual beings that exist in the Earth Plane.   LINK

 These glints of light, shimmers, sparkles, or flashes - reflections on water, where the sun hits in just the right way, a shiny beetle, a waxy leaf - these are the physical manifestations of fairies.

storytellers


3.22.2016

Essenes and Mystery School

I have studied the Essenes, a secretive sect of monks during the time of Christ... (Thought Bomb Editor)

From the perspective of the ancient Essenes, every human on the earth is an initiate in the Mystery School that we call Life. Whether they are conscious of it or not, every human will experience in the presence of others mirrors of themselves in that moment. If we have the wisdom to recognize those mirrors, we may accelerate the evolution of emotion and understanding.


Symptoms of these geomagnetic storms

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The geomagnetic storms are coming weekly now ...

Some of the symptoms of the geomagnetic storms we can experience are:
  • Tingly head/crown chakra
  • Issues with breathing
  • Not being able to sleep
  • Feeling light headed and disconnected from this reality
  • Seeing more things from other dimensions
  • Time warps
  • Headaches

3.19.2016

David Chalmers: How do you explain consciousness?

chemo brain (warning: explicit)

click: A Cancer Explainer: Chemo Brain

On the list of the big, scary, things a cancer patient deals with, Chemo Brain is right there toward the top of the list under Will This Kill Me and Kill Me, This Will. It is such a big thing, it is so difficult to get one’s arms around it, there is relatively little research conducted, there is no consensus about what it is, what causes it, what it symptoms are, how to treat it, how many cancer patients have it or even what to call it.
Your brain on chemo.
Formally referred to as Post-Chemotherapy Cognitive Impairment or Chemotherapy-Induced Cognitive Dysfunction, Chemo Brain is the term given to the enormous grab bag of cognitive, emotional, and psychological consequences of cancer and it’s treatment. In the tiny bit of research that has been done, there is a small bit of evidence Chemo Brain, in some patients, may not even be caused by chemotherapy. But how would we know for sure because NO RESEARCH.
There is a general acceptance chemotherapy treatments play a large role in Chemo Brain but it may not be the only cause. The cancer could affect cognition. Anesthesia associated with surgery can amplify and lengthen it. It may be due to the brain shrinking in size. It could also be issues in the hippocampus, a specific region of the brain that deals with memory. Or, it could be stress and depression associated with getting a cancer diagnosis and going through cancer treatment. Or it could be all of these things. We don’t know. Because NO RESEARCH.
What we know is this, there are side effects to cancer treatment and the central nervous system, including the brain, absorbs a lot of the punishment. The list of Chemo Brain symptoms reads like a the fifteen second disclaimer at the end of an erectile dysfunction ad. It includes everything in the general area ‘Things Are Different Now’ and in most medical reference material looks like this, from The Mayo Clinic’s website:
  • Being unusually disorganized
  • Confusion
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Difficulty finding the right word
  • Difficulty learning new skills
  • Difficulty multitasking
  • Fatigue
  • Feeling of mental fogginess
  • Short attention span
  • Short-term memory problems
  • Taking longer than usual to complete routine tasks
  • Trouble with verbal memory, such as remembering a conversation
  • Trouble with visual memory, such as recalling an image or list of words
Chemo Brain can last for months or it can last years. It can be a minor down tick in one’s attention span or it can impair one to the point of disability, rendering a patient unable to return to work. Insomnia seems to worsen it. It seems to occur more in breast cancer patients and other female-centric cancers, like ovarian and cervical. It seems to be more prevalent in pre-menopausal women. It may have some connection with issues relating to estrogen but, again,  NO RESEARCH.
There is no gold standard treatment for Chemo Brain. There isn’t a silver or bronze. There is NO TREATMENT for Chemo Brain. REPEAT THERE IS NO ACCEPTED TREATMENT FOR CHEMO BRAIN. There are attempts to medicate around the edges of symptoms. There are mild suggestions. “Maybe you should do crossword puzzles.” “Try some of those brain games on your phone.” “Get more sleep.”  And the classic, “try reducing your stress level”. Oh, okay.
As little understanding of the syndrome exists within oncology, there is no understanding in the wider world. Discussing it with people around you can be difficult. How do you explain ‘the inside of my head is different’ to another person when they do not occupy the inside of your head already? Things happening to one’s brain are scary and reactions can be less than empathetic.

#NoBreastsDay
I have Stage IV breast cancer and I was pre-menopausal when diagnosed. I’ve been put under general anesthesia more times than I care to count. I didn’t sleep for the first year I took tamoxifen. I had big doses of all the classes of chemotherapy drugs which appear to be the most neurotoxic. I am four years out from my last chemotherapy treatment.
I live inside a Chemo Brain-ed brain. It’s my brain but it isn’t. I experience the direct effects, the memory loss, panic, fogginess, verbal memory loss, confusion etc. But with that, I then experience the panic and confusion of losing all of those things. It is a fun house mirror kind of life, each loss, each down tick, reflecting and refracting through the next one.
Before you tell me ‘that’s part of being over 40’, let me stop you, because no. It is not the same thing.
For one, this was the slow, gradual, gentle decline toward soft-focus old age. One month, I was fine. The next month, I was not. Four months later, I was in deep water and I have been treading, trying to keep my head up, ever since.
Secondly, I am really, really, intelligent. Or, I was. I mean, really. My IQ was in the 99.02% percentile. And now, not so much.
Finally, I had executive function to spare. If I made your acquaintance, the next time I saw you, I recalled not only your name but details about your life. Your mother was sick. Did your son get into his preferred college? You don’t like cabbage. I could shepherd multiple, diverse, projects simultaneously. I read between one hundred and one hundred and fifty books a year. My favorite form of entertainment was film, especially classic film. I loved film. I loved books. I was proficient in three foreign languages.
Now, I don’t often go to the movies because it is difficult for me to pay attention. If I watch a film at home, I usually watch it in thirty minute increments. I can do live performances and I enjoy them but it takes a lot out of me. I haven’t read one hundred books total in the past four years. I can’t process lots of things going on simultaneously. I forget what I am saying while I am saying it. I can’t remember words, like ‘available’ or ‘systemic’ while I am typing a sentence. I can’t recall names. I haven’t returned to former group activities out of embarrassment because I can’t recall anyone’s name. Things exhaust me that used to exhilarate me.
It took me eight hours to construct this essay.

3.18.2016

What is Orgonite?

This dark energy is very very real... your thought bomb for today...

The Orgonite Gifting Movement

In the 1930's and 1940's, Dr. Wilhelm Reich was able to detect and measure the existence of etheric energy (life energy, chi, etc.), which he called orgone, using a modified geiger counter.

Cellphone TowerIt has been the experience of many chembuster enthusiasts that the widespread deployment of digital cellular communications towers across the populated areas of the world in the last several years has created a thick blanket of DOR/negative energy which saturates our homes and communities, promotes drought, negativity, fear, etc., and significantly hinders chembuster operation (among many other detrimental effects).

However, it has been widely experienced that these negative effects can be disabled and chembusters can be made to start working properly again simply by tossing or burying small muffin-sized chunks of orgonite called TowerBusters (TB's) near all the cellphone towers in their area, an increasingly-popular activity which has become known as "gifting", and is conducted literally all over the world now by thousands of selfless and highly-dedicated individuals and Internet-organized groups.

This site is intended to provide a basic, accurate, efficient introduction to orgonite for those interested in learning more about it. If you wish to perform further research, we have a comprehensive list of informational resources in our Further Reading section.

The positive, self-empowering effects of working with orgonite quickly become obvious to those who choose to make and use it. If you are interested in seeking your own confirmations of it's effectiveness, please visit our section on How to Make Orgonite to find out how you can begin to improve the energy and create real beneficial changes in your home and community.

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What Else You Should Know

This is not a joke, or a game, or an advertisement. This is not a business opportunity. We don't want your money. Orgonite vendors exist only to serve those who are not able to or interested in making orgonite themselves. Orgonite does not require belief or conscious intention in order to work. This is not a religion, a cult, or a product of disinformation of any kind. This has nothing whatsoever to do with the "newage movement."

We have found that tactical deployment of orgonite (e.g., "gifting") by throwing, hiding or burying it near sources of electromagnetic radiation or other pollution or in polluted areas, such as near cellphone/TV/radio towers, power plants, in lakes, rivers and ocean harbors, has a powerful and noticeable effect on the area. The skies get clearer and return to the deep blue color you remember from your childhood, complete with normal puffy white clouds. Water pollution levels decrease precipitously, as documented in Toronto, Ontario. Drought conditions are reversed, as documented in South Africa and in Death Valley, California. The general mood or "vibe" in the area improves dramatically as people are kinder, happier and more easy-going. Neighbors either become friendlier or suddenly leave town. A renewed sense of hope begins to pervade the community. We have seen this effect in our own communities as a direct result of tactical orgonite gifting, and have found it truly self-empowering, but don't take our word for it. Try it yourself and see what happens!

There are those of us involved with this "gifting movement" who believe that the proliferation of electromagnetic pollution, cellphone towers and chemtrails are not an accident, but are intentional acts of malfeasance by the parties who seek to benefit or profit from inflicting illnesses upon the populace. We don't ask that you believe us, or subscribe to our beliefs. What we do ask is that you help combat the pollution that is wreaking so much harm throughout our communities around the world. We ask you to contribute to the health and well-being of your friends, family and neighbors by following the simple steps outlined on this site, regardless of whether you agree with our personal opinions and convictions. We ask that you follow the instructions here and seek your own personal confirmation of the effectiveness of orgonite.

500 new ones?



A whole new world of magic animals, brave young princes and evil witches has come to light with the discovery of 500 new fairytales, which were locked away in an archive in Regensburg, Germany for over 150 years. The tales are part of a collection of myths, legends and fairytales, gathered by the local historian Franz Xaver von Schönwerth (1810–1886) in the Bavarian region of Oberpfalz at about the same time as the Grimm brothers were collecting the fairytales that have since charmed adults and children around the world.
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3.17.2016

The 'Voice' of our Earth (HD/3D)

Coley's Toxins: Curing Cancer

Here is your thought bomb for the day:
A patient named Zola had a huge tumor on his neck. Coley treated Zola with bacteria that caused him to become violently ill. Within hours the tumor began to dissolve. He recovered completely.
Isabel Seliger for NPR

Training The Immune System To Fight Cancer Has 19th-Century Roots: Coley speculated that the strep infection had reversed the cancer.

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3.16.2016

designer babies?

To produce a GMO sapiens baby, you would begin effectively by placing an order for her or him. It would be a team effort between you and the scientists involved. You might say it would “take a village and a lab” to make a GMO sapiens. (aka designer baby)

 

More Gene Editing

Crispr Is Getting Better. Now It's Time to Ask the Hard Ethical Questions
Crispr Is Getting Better. Now It’s Time to Ask the Hard Ethical Questions
Easy DNA Editing Will Remake the World. Buckle Up.
Easy DNA Editing Will Remake the World. Buckle Up.
The War Over Genome Editing Just Got a Lot More Interesting 

3.15.2016

the structure of space-time

Space-time might not be a God-given backdrop to the world, but instead might derive from the material contents of the universe.
If you like quantum physics like me (your Thought Bomb editor), keep reading...

Some physicists take this as evidence for a profoundly nonintuitive worldview, in which quantum correlations are more fundamental than space-time, and space-time itself is somehow built up from correlations among events, in what might be called quantum relationalism...
Brukner’s group devised a strange thought experiment

3.14.2016

Indian Point - We Are Flirting With Catastrophe


be the peaceful, think peace, make peace


fairy tales older than we think?

Fairy tales are popular the world over, some so much that they have crossed over into multiple societies—Beauty and the Beast for example, has been told in one form or another across the globe. Modern linguists and anthropologists have set the origin of most such fairy tales to just prior to the time they were written down, which would make them several hundred years old. But this new research suggests they are much older than that, with some going back thousands of years.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2016-01-phylogenetic-analyses-fairy-tales-older.html#jCp
 
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3.13.2016

Little People: Hawaii

The Menhune of Hawaii – Ancient Race or Fictional Fairytale?

In Hawaiian mythology, the Menehune are said to be an ancient race of people small in stature, who lived in Hawaii before settlers arrived from Polynesia. Many scholars attribute ancient structures found on the Hawaiian Islands to the Menehune.
However, others have argued that the legends of the Menehune are a post-European contact mythology and that no such race existed.
The mythology of the Menehune is as old as the beginnings of Polynesian history. When the first Polynesians arrived in Hawaii, they found dams, fish-ponds, roads, and even temples, all said to have been built by the Menehune who were superb craftspeople. Some of these structures still exist, and the highly-skilled craftsmanship is evident.  According to legend, each Menehune was a master of a certain craft and had one special function they accomplished with great precision and expertise. They would set out at dusk to build something in one night, and if this was not achieved, it would be abandoned.
Some scholars, such as folklorist Katharine Luomala, theorize that the Menehune were the first settlers of Hawaii, descendants of the Marquesas islanders who were believed to have first occupied the Hawaiian Islands from around 0 to 350 AD. When the Tahitian invasion occurred in about 1100 AD, the first settlers were subdued by the Tahitians, who referred to the inhabitants as ‘manahune’ (which means ‘lowly people’ or ‘low social status’ and not diminutive in stature). They fled to the mountains and later came to be called ‘Menehune’.  Proponents of this theory point to an 1820 census which listed 65 people as Menehune.
Luomala claims that the Menehune are not mentioned in pre-contact mythology and therefore the name does not refer to an ancient race of people. However, this argument holds little weight as most accounts of the past were passed down through word-of-mouth from one generation to the next.
If Luomala, and other scholars in her camp, is correct, and there was no ancient race of skilled craftspeople that predated the Polynesians, then there must be an alternative explanation for the ancient constructions of advanced design, which predated any known population in Hawaii. However, no alternative explanations exist and most history books still maintain that the Polynesians were the first inhabitants of Hawaii, some 1,500 years ago.

So let’s examine some of the ancient constructions that have been attributed to the Menehune in the mythology of the region.

KEEP READING 

References
The Menehune: An Ancient Race – Hawaiian Encyclopaedia
Legend of the Menehunes no small part of Hawaii – by Arthur Ribbel
**Menehune – Encyclopedia Mythica
Stories of the Menehunes – by Thos G. Thrum
Alekoko, Menehune Fishpond, Kauai – GoHawaii.com
The Menehune – Mythical Realm

**Menehune

by Hugh D. Mailly
 
The folklore of many nations around the world include stories of magical little people. The most famous of course, are the leprechauns of Ireland. In Hawaii, it is the mischievous Menehune who are said to haunt the deep forests or the mountains of Pu'ukapele ("Hills of Pele"). They come out mostly at night to play tricks on people, or to serve them if they feel that way inclined.
The mythology of the Menehune is as old as the beginnings of Polynesian history. Some say that the great god Maui himself, was one of the tiny creatures. When the first Polynesians arrived in Hawaii, they found dams, fish-ponds, and even Heiaus (temples), all presumably built by the Menehune who were already there, living in caves.

The creatures are said to be about two feet high, although some have been seen as small as six inches, capable of fitting in the palm of someone's hand. They are always naked, but the long straight hair that falls to their knees keeps them warm and discreet. Apparently no two of them are the same, and they can be so moody as to be malicious and dangerous one day, and simply harmless the next. But they are always tricky, and therefore should be avoided, unless a special favor is absolutely needed of them.

In the old times, some Hawaiians married Menehune girls, who were said to be quite fair, but needed to be shown how to make a fire and eat cooked food, because their own diet consisted only of starchy raw vegetables. The services of Menehune expert builders and craftsmen can be requested. This is especially so, if you can trace your family tree back to one of them. They then act like benevolent godparents. Many a major project, such as the preparation of a wedding feast, has been completed in a single night by the super strong little gods, while all humans slept.

Menehune are afraid of owls. On the island of Kauai, the Menehune sometimes sneak in among the people there and pull too many tricks. That is when the owl god of Paupueo (owl hill) summons all the owls of Kauai to chase the Menehune back into the forest.

The little ones are fond of dancing, and singing, and of sports, such as shooting arrows. Sometimes they use magic arrows, to pierce the heart of angry persons, and make them feel love instead. They also truly enjoy diving off cliffs into the surf. If you hear splashes in the night at Kaanapali, it is possibly a Menehune diving off Black Rock! But you would have to move impossibly quick to ever see one.

3.12.2016

Mind Beyond Brain


  It is being drilled into us by the big media, big science, big advertising
and other big liars that we are just meat puppets, here to eat hamburgers, buy cars and die. The result of this is that most of us die in passivity and ignorance, or clinging to religious systems that may or may not reflect reality. But what IS real? Are we just meat puppets? The great Ervin Lazlo, twice nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, and returning Dreamland guest Anthony Peake say absolutely not, and in theirnew book the Immortal Mind, they point to scientific studies that show,at the very least, that consciousness survives brain death, and suggest that it does not and cannot die. This is a provocative and empowering edition of Dreamland. Don't miss it, and be sure to tell your friends about our unique program. Whitley Strieber's Dreamland is one of a kind, a center for empowerment in a world that is trying hard to turn us into passive, empty machines.Visit Anthony at AnthonyPeake.com.

warding off evil

Weird Witch Bottles, Historic Efforts to Ward Off Evil Spells and Witchcraft

February 6, 2016| (Before It's News)
From Mal Corvus Witchcraft & Folklore artifact private collection owned by Malcolm Lidbury.
Witch bottles (known also as ‘spell bottles’) are apotropaic devices (things believed to have the power to avert evil influences). These objects are believed to protect their owners from the negative effects of witchcraft. The belief in evil and malevolent forces went hand in hand with the efforts to counter these threats. In Early Modern Europe and North America, the centuries old belief in the powers of witchcraft was very real.

norway WWII memorial

This Eerie World War 2 Memorial Will Give You the Chills from Matador Network on Vimeo.

David Drummond | book covers

David Drummond | covers

spell binding - go peek

3.11.2016

those sacred mayans

Hydrotherapy

The Mayans understood the healing properties of water.  Herb baths were used to cleanse the body of a particular malady.   The herbs were mashed and salt was added to help release the oils. If using dried herbs, hot water was poured over them to make the plant release its vibrational field. The types of plants and herbs used in the bath depended on the illness, and prayers were often said over the individual as they bathed.   

Cacao
The Mayans are well known for their love of chocolate.  It is believed the Mayans were consuming chocolate as far back as 2,600 years ago, and incorporated the ancient superfood cacao into their diet regularly to maintain good health.  It was also used as a medicine - cacao is packed with flavanols, an antioxidant shown to benefit heart and brain health, and is high in magnesium, calcium, iron, copper, zinc, and potassium. The Mayans believed the cacao bean had magical or even divine properties, suitable for use in the most sacred rituals of birth, marriage and death.
They consumed chocolate by first harvesting the seeds, or beans, from cacao trees. They fermented and dried them, roasted them, removed their shells, and ground them into paste. They often combined this paste with water, cornmeal, chili peppers, and other spices.   Many ancient Mayan artefacts are decorated with paintings of the people gathering, preparing, or drinking cacao. It appears to have been a truly integral part of their religious and social lives.

Sweat baths
Saunas are not just a modern-day luxury. They are known to have a number of important health benefits, including flushing out toxins, cleansing the skin, improving cardiovascular performances, and relieving muscular aches.  
Seen as a purification method, the Mayans used sweat baths, or temezcal, which were achieved through saunas constructed out of stone. Water was poured over hot rocks to produce steam, thus encouraging the patient to sweat out his or her impurities. Sweat baths were seen as particularly useful for women who were pregnant. 


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3.10.2016

northern exposure

These photos are from Washington State and the film set of Northern Exposure...
That was one of my all-time favorite TV shows... I went up to Roslyn many times and took many photos but not these...



more about the show HERE

3.08.2016

HERES TO FLINT 2016

trick yourself

Manipulate distance. We are especially naïve about the degree to which our physical surroundings shape our choices. For example, what you eat is shaped far more by what you see than by what you search for. A glittering bowl of Lindt chocolate truffles on a colleague’s desk initiates an inexorable cognitive process that ends only when you succumb to its seduction.  
Seeing is eating.
You can use this fact to trick yourself into changing by manipulating distance: put bad things far away and bring good things close, and your behavior will change. For example, if you are trying to overcome procrastination, don’t sit in places that offer attractive distractions. If you work in an open office environment, take your laptop to a huddle room when you need an hour of focused attention. If you want to read more technical journals, put them on your homepage in place of sale notifications or news feeds.

read more tips about tricking yourself out of bad habits

3.07.2016

overrunning the asylum?

I have no respect for fundamentalist of any religion. The old white guy who shot up the PP building in Colorado. Fundamentalist are dragging and kicking into the 21st Century. I suggest RV to weed them out. time to put the PSI agents to work. It is simply to easy and extremely dangerous in our modern world to kill in mass.
Problem number 1..... 7,2 billion on a planet that can not sustain that number if we live like Americans.
This is a problem never talked about. Want to know why? Fundamentalist get furious over the abortion issue.
Though the thinking is a bit muddy and the grammar and typing skills are wanting, I generally must agree with "Tenacious D". Fundamentalists/extremists of various stripes -- political, religious, what have you -- are fighting desperately to impose their rigid and paranoid views upon the "rest of us." (See "Barefoot Boy"'s post.) Violence being the last resort of the stupid and the first resort of the psychotic, it is not difficult to understand the current human condition -- especially when greed is thrown into the mix. "Civilization" has traditionally been run, or at least afflicted, by people who are willing to commit murder to get what they want.  With all the noble propaganda stripped away, that's all war is, right? -- people murdering "others" to get the world that they want.  Until we ALL learn, really KNOW, that there IS, in truth, no "other" (as Whitley has often pointed out, even the "visitors" may be "us") some level of carnage will continue to be our lot on this strange, beautiful planet. The problem, of course, is what do we do until then?  How do the sane keep the insane from overrunning the asylum?  And who determines which is which?

Read the original source: http://www.unknowncountry.com/journal/why-islamic-terrorism#ixzz3xQOh3FcF

Whitley's response:
I think that the core of all fundamentalist rage is that their ideas and cherished beliefs are being outstripped by the modern world. 
Who can really believe any of that stuff anymore, the strange, scientifically impossible stories, the jealous, slightly crazy gods like Yahweh, all the strictures of Islam, the huge crowd of Hindu deities? I would be what I pretty much was before I had my close encounters in 1985 if they and all that followed had never happened: a secular individual with a spiritual bias and a sentimental attachment to Catholicism.
However, my life has taught me two things: there is such a thing as nonphysical consciousness, and we are embedded in a vividly alive energetic world. The past knew this, too, and tried to make sense of it through the medium of religions that were grounded in their understanding of nature and reality.
Their understanding was limited and their gods don't exist. But the world they attempted to touch with their ideas does.
It's time to turn to the tools we now possess to see if they can enable us to understand more.
By this I mean scientific and academic tools of observation and analysis.
We're at a level of sophistication that can enable us to use these tools to reach a much more objective understanding of this other world, of which we are a small, confused and frightened part.
Jeff Kripal and I go into this quite deeply in Super Natural. Hopefully, it will be the spark for a new conversation. We shall see. (It's out in February.)

3.06.2016

“Every bird we’re seeing is starving to death!"

The Big Wobble : “Every bird we’re seeing is starving to death!" Co...:



Fukushima disaster? I think it's obvious!

myths and legends

The Warriors of the Rainbow Prophecy

One day... there would come a time, when the earth being ravaged and polluted, the forests being destroyed, the birds would fall from the air, the waters would be blackened, the fish being poisoned in the streams, and the trees would no longer be, mankind as we would know it would all but cease to exist
CreeThis is how the ‘Rainbow prophecy’ begins, as retold by a woman of the Cree Indian nation of America over a century ago.

While Wikipedia would have people believe that the legend originates in a 1962 book titled ‘Warriors of the Rainbow’ by William Willoya and Vinson Brown, the reality is that the prophecy is ancient, passed down as oral history over many generations.   Brown, himself, admitted that his research came from the Hopi prophecies, and the book has been criticised as an attempt to evangelize with the Native American community by relating the prophecy of the Rainbow Warriors to the Second Coming of Christ.
References to a new Era, a Golden Age characterised by harmony, stability and prosperity, do not just belong to the Native Americans, but can be found in myths and legends from all over the world.  It is known as Chryson Genos in Greek mythology, the Kali yuga in Vedic and Hindu culture, and gullaldr in Norse mythology.  One aspect that is common among many legends of the Golden era is the return of beings or gods that will aid in the restoration of the Earth.
In classical Greek mythology the Golden Age was presided over by the leading Titan Cronus. In some version of the myth Astraea, also ruled. She lived with men until the end of the Silver Age, but in the Bronze Age, when men became violent and greedy, fled to the stars, where she appears as the constellation Virgo, holding the scales of Justice, or Libra.
Whether these prophecies are true or not, much of what is spoken about – the era of greed and violence – is a reality throughout much of the world today.  Corruption, greed, poverty, consumerism, power to the few, and injustice are predominant characteristics of our civilization accompanied by a great technological advancement that has become a weapon for mass destruction and a tool for supressing resistance.  Whether beings from the past will interfere or not, one thing is for sure, life cannot continue in this way forever.

Featured Image: A Plains Cree warrior and pipe stem carrier. Painted by Paul Kane at the Fort Pitt region, North Saskatchewan River, Saskatchewan, Canada.(Public Domain/ Wikimedia)
By John Black
References
Cree Indians
Cree Indian Prophecy
Rainbow Prophecy
The Prophecy of the Rainbow Warriors 

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3.04.2016

Our Water Dilemma

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Get this poison out of your water before it’s too late

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If you’re age 70 or younger, you might not be able to remember a time when fluoride wasn’t added to the drinking water.  We were promised it was good for our teeth… that there wouldn’t be any ill health effects.  But now we know that water fluoridation is a dangerous health scam that’s been endangering millions of Americans for years.

And one public health researcher has found all the proof we need that it’s time to get fluoride out of our water for good.

Stephen Peckham, a professor and director of health policy at England’s prestigious Kent University, told The Guardian newspaper that despite DECADES of fluoridation programs, there is literally NO EVIDENCE to prove it’s safe…or even effective in protecting your teeth.

He joins a growing chorus of mainstream voices questioning fluoride — like a Harvard research team that in 2012 found fluoridation makes kids DUMBER.

Along with rotting the brain, fluoride can weaken bone, increasing the risk of crippling breaks and fractures. Fluoride has even been linked to bone cancer.

So how can something that’s supposed to be good for you be so dangerous? Because fluoride — although it can occur naturally in the groundwater in trace to abundant amounts — is a toxic, manmade metal compound, NOT a natural mineral.

It’s produced as an industrial byproduct from the manufacture of fertilizer, electronics, and solar panels. And governmental regulations allow for it to carry a certain amount of impurities…like ARSENIC…and LEAD…and RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL.

And they’re not only adding it to your drinking water, but also your toothpaste, mouthwash, and baby formula.
You can keep fluoride out of your body by following two simple steps:
  1. Switch to fluoride-free dental products. Better yet, make your own from baking soda and hydrogen peroxide, which costs just pennies a day. You can rinse with that same peroxide.
  2. Install a reverse-osmosis water filtration system, where the water enters your home.
U.S. drinking water also routinely tests positive for chemical waste, traces of drugs, hormones, and even rocket fuel. You don’t want ANY of this in your body — and with reverse osmosis, you can keep it all out. -

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3.02.2016

The Irreplaceable Gift

The Chemist's War

The little-told story of how the U.S. government poisoned alcohol during Prohibition with deadly consequences.

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A police raid confiscating illegal alcohol, in Elk Lake, Canada, in 1925.
Archives de l' Ontario / Wikimedia Commons

 
It was Christmas Eve 1926, the streets aglitter with snow and lights, when the man afraid of Santa Claus stumbled into the emergency room at New York City's Bellevue Hospital. He was flushed, gasping with fear: Santa Claus, he kept telling the nurses, was just behind him, wielding a baseball bat.
Before hospital staff realized how sick he was—the alcohol-induced hallucination was just a symptom—the man died. So did another holiday partygoer. And another. As dusk fell on Christmas, the hospital staff tallied up more than 60 people made desperately ill by alcohol and eight dead from it. Within the next two days, yet another 23 people died in the city from celebrating the season.

...Although mostly forgotten today, the "chemist's war of Prohibition" remains one of the strangest and most deadly decisions in American law-enforcement history.
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3.01.2016

debt free?


Couple touring U.S. in 98-square-foot trailer


(NEWSER) – Alaska couple Kelly Tousley and Curtiss O'Rorke Stedman, both 27, vowed at the end of 2014 that they would quit their jobs as a social services worker and English teacher and spend a year traveling the US. "After four years of being 'professional adults,' we realized we wanted more out of life," they write on their blog, Pay Gas, Not Rent. To afford the dream, they sold almost every possession in their more than 1,000-square-foot rental home and spent about $10,000 turning a 98-square-foot trailer into a livable space, complete with toilet, mini fridge, sink, desk, pullout bed, and lots of hooks for storage. They left on May 31, 2015, traveling from Alaska to Michigan and from there to at least 13 more states so far. And Business Insider reports that seven months into their journey the couple is not only surviving but enjoying themselves—and is entirely debt-free.

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The New England Grimpendium


"A travelogue for those who revel in the glory of their  nightmares." —Max Weinstein, Fangoria

"I've read a dozen books about New England ghosties and weirdnesses, and this one is my favorite. It's also one of the few that actually came up with stuff I didn't already know about." —Rick Broussard, Executive Editor, New Hampshire Magazine

Winner of a 2011 Lowell Thomas Silver Award from the Society of American Travel Writers Foundation.

Every place has its dark side, but New England’s often seems a few shades darker than most. The region is full of the grim, the gruesome, and the ghastly…and all of it worth visiting for the traveler who dares. The New England Grimpendium catalogs hundreds of macabre sites, attractions, and artifacts, all drawn from the firsthand experiences of J.W. Ocker, who covered 7,000 miles of New England roadway in venturing to these eerie locations.

From a visit to the private collection of a demonologist to a midnight jaunt at an insane asylum cemetery to an overnight stay at a murder scene, Ocker leaves no gravestone unturned in his quest to chronicle the dark heart of New England. This morbid travelogue includes locations connected to legendary personalities of the macabre; infamous crimes and tragedies; horror movies; classic monsters; and notable cemeteries, tombs, and memento mori. So if you find your nightmares a bit undernourished or your day trips a bit too sunny, The New England Grimpendium is the guide for you.

Buy the book.

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Hands Up Don't Shoot

The amazing Kimya Dawson? If you want to hear her full a cappella song, you can find it at theintercept.com/podcasts.

Thinking about this?

“Without horses, we’re going to forget how to be humans. It’s time to rewild,” Mo Brings Plenty

“Without horses, we’re going to forget how to be humans. It’s time to rewild,” Mo Brings Plenty
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“I’m thinking of canyons and lightning,” the horse says. “I’m wet. Running against the dark sky. And there is nothing more free than this. The earth is ringing. And I believe I can fly.”
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