Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Colin Davis & Melissa Mari | Shadow Tech: Cracking the Codes of Personal and Collective Darkness


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What is the relationship between our increasing cultural dysfunction and the uncharted depths of the shadow within us all? What are the mechanisms behind our cyclical, self and world destroying behavior? What can we learn about our own darkness by studying the way destructive agency works in biology, cosmology or information systems? How can we engage in our own personal shadow work to balance ourselves, therefore balancing the entire culture?

The authors of Shadow Tech are engaged in an alchemical quest to understand the nature of their own darkness, and to develop new maps for navigating the invisible domain of the psyche. They are also implementing spiritual practices for clearing repressed toxic energies which empower personal and collective darkness.

Shadow Tech begins with an essay on destruction from a cosmological and metaphysical view, then moves into deeper waters. The mind is modeled as an organic operating system, itself a microcosm within a living structure we call culture. Through the lens of holarchy, known to Hermetic alchemists as the maxim As Above, So Below, they draw relations between viruses and parasites in biology and information systems, to the active destructive mechanisms in the human psyche and culture.

A model for understanding cyclical destructiveness in relationships that the authors call "The Victim-Victor Cycle" is presented. So-called "conspiracy theories" are explored as real world examples of "Cultural Parasitism". Our intergenerational and cross-cultural destructive behaviors are linked to an energetic ecosystem of "viral" operations living behind the veil of ego consciousness.

Besides offering novel ways of seeing darkness and destructive cycles, Shadow Tech documents the authors' personal spiritual philosophy they call Living in the Movie and effective methods for balancing themselves and raising their own consciousness.

Shadow Tech is a mixture of science, metaphysics and spiritual alchemy. 

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Colin E. Davis considers himself to be an artist above else. He has enjoyed a 25-year career as a touring musician and audio engineer. He also has a background in real estate related law and legal strategies. Since 2009 he has counseled hundreds of people in foreclosure, helping them to turn financial destruction into personal evolution. He has held an enduring interest in spiritual principles.

Melissa Mari is a lifelong performance artist with a back-ground in theatre, jazz, classical, folk and heavy rock styles. She healed herself of cervical cancer in the mid nineties, when her investigations into the human shadow began. Now, she teaches effective methods for transmuting destructive shadow energies. Colin and Melissa are the founding directors of the musical multimedia project The 01 Experience.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Main Ingredient Of Artificial Sweetener Splenda Linked To Leukemia


Artificial sweetener sucralose – marketed under the brand name Splenda – may not be harmless at all, according to a new study in Italy.

Researchers from the Ramazzini Institute have found that Splenda substantially raised the risk of leukemia and other cancers.

Splenda hit the market in the 1990s as an alternative to white sugar and other artificial sweeteners that have been linked to health issues. In 2013, it was downgraded from a "safe" to "caution" standing because of earlier research also from the Ramazzini Institute.

The new study, discussed in the International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health, gave 457 male mice, along with 396 female mice, different levels of sucralose, as added to their food from 12 days of gestation until they died.

The team saw an overall increased rate of malignant cancer in male mice as Splenda amounts increased in the diets. The researchers also detected a substantially higher incidence of leukemia in the male rodents whose dose levels of sucralose reached 2,000 to 16,000 ppm.

According to the authors, the results do not back up previous findings that sucralose remains "biologically inert."

"More studies are necessary to show the safety of sucralose, including new and more adequate carcinogenic bioassay on rats," they wrote, emphasizing the need for follow-up studies given the sucralose intake of millions worldwide.

Even less intake poses a problem, added scientist Lisa Lefferts of the Center for Science in the Public Interest. A substance that leads to cancer at high doses can also do so at lower doses, only with a smaller risk, she said.

In a statement, Heartland Food Products, the makers of Splenda refuted the study claims, calling the institute's body of research unreliable and with an unconventional design that does not adhere to internationally recognized standards.

For the rest of the story: http://www.techtimes.com/articles/140567/20160312/main-ingredient-of-artificial-sweetener-splenda-linked-to-leukemia.htm

Thursday, March 24, 2016

We can Edit the Human DNA – What’s Next?

We can Edit the Human DNA - What's Next 

Almost two years ago I participated at a symposium on genomics at The New York Academy of Sciences. Dr. Jennifer Doudna of UC Berkeley presented a technology called CRISPR/Cas9 that allows for precise manipulation of the DNA. 

CRISPR stands for a long sequence of words that you will most likely forget, but here it goes – Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats. It is used by bacteria to protect themselves against invading pathogens.

When virus DNA invades bacteria, it leads to the production of two short RNAs. One of these RNAs matches the sequence of the virus. Together with Cas9 (an enzyme that can cut DNA), these RNAs form a complex that works like this:

1.The matching sequence (guiding RNA) looks for its target in the viral genome.
2.When it finds it, Cas9 cuts the target viral DNA. The virus is disabled.

Researchers found that they could engineer the system not only to cut viral DNA, but any DNA sequence they desire. To do this, they simply change the guiding RNA to match their target. This can be done in living cells too. Here’s how it works:

1.When CRISPR/Cas9 is put in the nucleus of a cell, it locks onto a sequence called PAM. 2.Cas9 unzips the DNA and matches it to the target RNA.
3.When the match occurs, Cas9 cuts both strands of the DNA.  
4.Normally, the cell tries to repair the DNA. However, the process is prone to error.

When DNA is not repaired correctly, the resulting gene could be mutated or disabled. Its altered function allows researchers to better understand how it works.

If researchers want to be more precise and replace defective (mutated) genes with healthy copies, they add a piece of DNA (the template) to the complex that carries a healthy copy. So, in this case, resuming from step 3:

For the rest of the story: http://interestingengineering.com/can-edit-human-dna-whats-next/

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

5 Attachments That Keep Us Enslaved In Life


We all want to be free and feel free, but what does this really look like?  Most people imagine it looks like something along the lines of being your own boss, not living by the alarm clock, or leaving the retrace.  The truth is, freedom is more of a mental state than anything else, and you can be working a 9-5 job and be absolutely free.  You can also be your own boss and be totally enslaved.

It all comes down to your intentions, your desires, and your level of attachment to particular outcomes.  Are you resisting your heart and resisting life, or are you flowing with them both and embracing each moment?  For the last year and a half, I have been my own boss.  I have also been more of a slave than ever before up until recently, not because of my lifestyle, but because of my mentality.

Here are 5 attachments we need to let go of to experience true freedom in life: 

1) Societies expectations 


Your dad wants you to get a good education.  Your mom wants you to find a nice girl or guy to marry.  Your teachers want to see you land a 9-5 job.  The media forces down your throat what the “ideal” life is and wants you to spend your life chasing after the “American dream”.  All of these outside influences keep you trapped in a state of mind that is plagued by the constant need to impress someone or live up to expectations that have nothing to do with what YOU really want to do as a person.

Maybe you want to drop out of school and start your own business.  Maybe you want to be single, and you are content without having very much money or material items.  The world around you is constantly trying to make you into someone you are not by imposing their expectations on to your life.  This creates a program in your psychology that keeps you constantly trying fulfill these expectations to feel like you are “successful”, when in reality you are spending your energy trying to make a mark in someone else’s consciousness to gain their approval.  To be free is to live for yourself.

2) Your past 


Your past doesn’t define who you are.  Contrary to what people around you may tell you, you are not defined by your sins, achievements, mistakes, successes, or failures.  Anything you have done in your past, whether it is good or bad, will prevent you from evolving if you are attached to it.  If it is bad and you are attached to it, you are going to cause yourself depression and self-hate over something that no longer even exists.  If it is good and you are attached to it, you are projecting yourself out of the present moment and into a memory-stream.

Your past is meant to act as a guide and a compass to serve you, but we are told by the world that we are the sum of our history.  When we apply for a job, we are expected to provide a resume.  We are also expected to provide a kind of resume to the world when we are discussing who we are as a person.  When we see an old friend we haven’t seen in a while, the first thing that often comes up is “What have you been up to?”.

This translates into “What have you done or accomplished within your recent past?”, which keeps us attached to the past and reliant on it for our sense of identity and worth in the world.  Whatever you have or haven’t done in your past, it doesn’t matter and it doesn’t define you.  The only thing that matters is what you choose to do with this moment moving forward.

For the rest of the story: http://www.spiritscienceandmetaphysics.com/5-attachments-that-keep-us-enslaved-in-life/

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Tara-Jenelle Walsch | Why Are You Here? Soul Courage!

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There's a You that you may never have experienced. It's fairly widely understood that life is about more than the experiences of the body and the mind, but it takes a special kind of commitment to also engage one's soul in our day-to-day encounters. Those willing to make this remarkable choice can "raise the vibration" of every one of those encounters—even their momentary or seemingly insignificant exchanges with others—to a level that touches the heart of our very reason for being alive . . . allowing us to come alive in ways that can utterly transform our entire journey upon the earth. Knowing this is one thing. Knowing how to do it is another. There are no schools offering courses in Soul Connection and in teaching how to express ourselves from a state of being that arises far beyond the limits of the mind. There is now, however, a more clearly articulated path and process which has the potential to be some of the most enriching experiences of our life. Tara-jenelle Walsch tells us that it takes Soul Courage. And, we are assured, the rewards can be extraordinary, changing for the better all the rest of the days of our life. Tara-jenelle Walsch is the founder and spirit behind the Soulebrate greeting card company and the Soulcialize personal development program. Soulebrate greeting cards are sold in hundreds of stores worldwide, carrying her original designs and personal messages of encouragement and empowerment. She has fulfilled requests to create custom designs for several best-selling authors, including Tony Robbins, Byron Katie, and Neale Donald Walsch. She has offered workshops and special presentations at large public events, and speaks publicly about the Soulcialize concept, which she believes creates soul connection and has the ability to enrich the world at large. 

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Tara-jenelle Walsch is the founder and spirit behind the Soulebrate greeting card company, the cards of which are being sold in hundreds of stores worldwide, carrying messages of encouragement & empowerment. She also speaks publicly about a personal development program she created called Soulcialize that increases emotional awareness and inspires others to live soul first, which she believes creates Soul Connection and has the ability to enrich the world at large.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Stephan A. Schwartz | The 8 Laws of Change: How to Be an Agent of Personal and Social Transformation


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Scientifically based strategies for enacting successful and enduring change on personal, societal, and global levels, no matter what your background

• Shares the stories of people who have changed history, such as Martin Luther King Jr., Ben Franklin, and Gandhi, detailing how they used the 8 laws of change

• Based on more than 16 years of scientific and historical research as well as the author’s own experiences during the Civil Rights movement

• Explores research in the fields of medicine, neuroscience, biology, and quantum physics to reveal the science of how the 8 laws of change work

Inspired by his own powerful experiences during the Civil Rights movement in the 1960s and other social movements in the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s, Stephan Schwartz spent 16 years researching successful social transformations, uncovering the science and the patterns behind them all. He found that there are three ways to create social change. The first is the advancement of technology and science. The second--change compelled by physical power--is almost always coercive and violent and, for those reasons, not long lasting. The third avenue of change he discovered--the most successful and enduring--is one brought about by something so subtle it is often not taken seriously: small individual choices based on integrity and shared intention.

Revealing how the dynamics of change are learnable, Schwartz explains the 8 laws of individual and social behavior that can enable any person or small group--even ordinary people without great wealth, official position, or physical power--to bend the arc of history and create successful lasting transformation. He shares the stories of individuals who have actually changed history, such as Martin Luther King Jr., Benjamin Franklin, Mother Teresa, and Mahatma Gandhi, detailing how they implemented the strategies and tactics of the 8 laws to achieve their success.

Schwartz explores research in the fields of medicine, neuroscience, biology, and quantum physics to reveal the science of how these laws of change work. He explains why compassionate and life-affirming changes have the most enduring impact and shows how each of the 8 laws cultivates a sense of “beingness” in the individual, empowering your integrity and connecting you to something greater than yourself--the key to lasting change on the personal, societal, and global levels. 

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Stephan A. Schwartz is a Senior Fellow in the Brain, Mind, and Healing Program at the Samueli Institute. He has spent a lifetime of work focused on exceptional human performance, particularly involving aspects of consciousness. Mr. Schwartz' experimental work began in 1973, when he wrote his first book, The Secret Vaults of Time, a survey of all the research done using the non-local aspect of the mind to locate and reconstruct archaeological sites. Considered one of the founders of Remote Viewing, Mr. Schwartz became Senior Fellow of the Philosophical Research Society in 1976, where he carried out the Deep Quest submarine study, one of the milestone experiments in parapsychology, establishing that nonlocal performance was not an electromagnetic phenomenon.

After founding the Mobius Society where he was the Research Director and Board Chairman for the next 17 years, Mr. Schwartz carried out many experimental studies focusing on three main research areas: remote viewing, therapeutic intention, and non-local awareness and its relationship to genius, religious epiphanies, and personality types.

From this experimental research he has slowly developed a model for the various kinds of observed nonlocal functioning being an informational process. Seeking to change the materialist reductionism that defined science, Mr. Schwartz co-founded the Society for the Anthropology of Consciousness (SAC), now a unit in the American Anthropological Association, the International Society for the Study of Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine (ISSSEEM), and the International Remote Viewing Association (IRVA), while starting the peer-reviewed journals Phoenix and Subtle Energies. After leaving the Mobius Society, Mr. Schwartz has pursued his experimental and theoretical work as a Research Associate of the Cognitive Sciences Laboratory of The Laboratories for Fundamental Research, as Director of Research at the Rhine Research Center, as a BIAL Fellow, and as a Scholar-in-Residence at Atlantic University. He is currently a member of the para-psychological Association, as well as its spokesperson, and founder and member of International Remote Viewing Association. Additionally, he is the columnist for the peer-reviewed journal Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing, and editor of the daily web publication The Schwartzreport.

He is the author of four books, The Secret Vaults of Time, The Alexandria Project, Mind Rover and, most recently, Opening to the Infinite. He has published over 90 papers in peer-reviewed publications and technical reports, and is a listee in Who's Who in America.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Kedar N. Prasad, Ph.D. | The Importance of Vitamins and Antioxidants for Optimal Health


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When brain injury strikes, whether from a blow to the head or the shock of physical or emotional trauma, successful treatment requires a multilevel approach, taking into account the health of the brain prior to injury. Multilevel, complementary treatment approaches can also be applied to strengthen the uninjured brain and help prevent neurological injury for those at high risk of concussion, post-traumatic stress disorder, and traumatic brain injury.

In this practical scientific guide, leading researcher in cancer, heart disease, and Alzheimer's prevention Kedar N. Prasad, Ph.D., reveals the latest revolutionary discoveries on the use of antioxidants and micronutrients to manage and prevent concussive injury, TBI, and PTSD. He explains that increased oxidative stress, chronic inflammation, and glutamate release are common underlying factors in these conditions and should be addressed for improved management. He debunks the flawed conclusions of the neurological community that vitamins and antioxidants are ineffective for these conditions, revealing how their studies focused on specific micro nutrients rather than synergistic combinations. The author details his easy-to-follow supplement program to treat and prevent these injuries, outlining the correct daily amounts and proper combinations of vitamins, antioxidants, micro nutrients, and polyphenolic compounds such as curcumin and resveratrol.

Offering the missing complement to standard medical care of brain injury as well as a form of prevention beyond the use of helmets, this guide provides a truly holistic approach to the prevention and management of concussive injury, TBI, and PTSD. 

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Kedar N. Prasad obtained a Maste's degree in Zoology from the University of Bihar in India, and a Ph.D. degree in Radiation Biology from the University of Iowa, Iowa City. He went to Brookhaven National Laboratory for Post-doctoral training in Parkinson disease. Dr. Prasad Joined the Department of Radiology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine where he became Professor and Director for the Center for Vitamins and Cancer Research. 

During his distinguish career, he has published over 250 papers in peer-reviewed journals including Nature, Science, and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He also contributed several book chapters and abstracts as well as authored or edited 25 books on radiobiology, neurodegenerative disease, and nutrition and cancer. He has written books on Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson disease, and PTSD for the consumers. He has been a member of numerous professional organizations, and served as an ad-hoc member of various Study Sections of the NIH. He was frequently invited to speak at the several National and International meetings including very prestigious conferences, such as Princess Takamatsu Cancer Conference in Tokyo, Cold Spring Harbor meeting on Differentiation of Cancer Cells in Long Island, New York; and NATO Conference on Radiation Protection in Kiev, Ukraine. 

In 1982, he was invited by the Nobel Prize Committee to nominate a candidate for the Nobel Prize in Medicine. He delivered the 1999 Harold Harper Lecture at the meeting of the American College of Advancement of Medicine. He is a former President of the International Society for Nutrition and Cancer, and Chief Scientific Officer of the Premier Micronutrient Corporation. 

Currently, he is an independent consultant for nutritional industries.

Friday, March 4, 2016

10 Scientific Ways To Detox From Sugar Addiction (Before It Kills You)

Want to know the truth about sugar? Well, the truth is our bodies aren’t meant to handle such extremely high levels of sugar in our diets. In fact, we are killing ourselves with an addiction- a sugar addiction.

10 Scientific Ways To Detox From Sugar Addiction (Before It Kills You)For over 50 years, Americans have been brainwashed into believing that fat is the bad guy, when really it’s that sweet, sweet devil we call sugar. It’s sugar, not fat, that makes you sick, overweight, and irritable. In fact, sugar (in it’s many forms) is the root cause for most chronic disease in this country and the rest of the world. Think of an unpleasant or life-debilitating condition/disease. Chances are sugar is the culprit. Heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s, type 2 diabetes, depression, acne, infertility, impotence- all sugar-related. 

You’re probably thinking, “But I don’t consume that much sugar, I’m fine.” Sugar addiction is a sneaky trickster. You’d be surprised how much sugar is in your diet.

The average American has an intake of approximately 152 pounds of sugar a year. That’s about 22 teaspoons every single day. Children and teenagers consume roughly 34 teaspoons a day, making 1 in 4 kids pre-diabetic. The American Heart Association says you shouldn’t consume more than 37.5 grams (9 teaspoons) of sugar a day if you’re a man, or 25 grams (6 teaspoons) if you’re a woman. To give some perspective, a venti hot chocolate from Starbucks has 60 grams of sugar, a Chai latte has 52 grams of sugar, and their hot mulled fruit with grape and chai has a whopping 99 grams of sugar.

Besides sugar constantly being in your face and readily available to overload your system, it is also highly addictive. 8 times more addictive than cocaine, reports one study. Dr. Nicole Avena conducted an extensive study on the addictive properties of sugar and found some astonishing results. The test subjects were given sugar on an intermittent-feeding schedule for one month, and began to display behaviour traits associated with drug abuse. Sugar acts just like an opiate within the brain. When the test subjects stopped ingesting the sugar they were craving, they experienced the same effects as those who stopped taking addictive drugs. Withdrawals, depression, and anxiety are just a few of the responses noted by removing sugar from ones daily intake.

Okay, so now you should have an understanding of how dangerous sugar is for your brain and your body. But how do you remove the sugar from your diet without suffering these awful after-effects? Dr. Mark Hyman has some powerful suggestions to help you.

For the rest of the story: http://iheartintelligence.com/2016/02/19/detox-sugar/

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Paul Selig | Teachings of Mastery

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Our discussion will lead you into an unprecedented journey of self-development, at once building your personal excellence and your ability to improve life for others.

The channeled literature of Paul Selig -- who receives clairaudient dictation from unseen intellects called the Guides -- has quickly become the most important and celebrated expression of channeling since A Course In Miracles rose to prominence in the 1970s.

Selig's three previous books -- I Am the Word, The Book of Love and Creation, and The Book of Knowing and Worth -- have won a growing following around the world for their depth, intimacy, and psychological insight. Now, Selig embarks upon an extraordinary new trilogy on the "Teachings of Mastery" with his inaugural volume: The Book of Mastery.

Selig provides a deeply practical prescription for heightening your abilities, aptitudes, and sense of personal excellence. The Guides' teachings go much further, however, instructing you how to improve life for others and, ultimately, for global humanity.

As the Guides themselves put it: "We will tell you this: No one who reads these books will be left unchanged. They will be like molecular systems that reinvigorate and realign and reclaim the reader to themselves in their worth, in their identity and, beyond that, in their physical realm. Underline physical realm if you like. Because the physical realm that we teach in is about to go back to the stone ages unless you all get it together." 

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In his breakthrough works of channeled literature, I Am the Word, The Book of Love and Creation, and The Book of Knowing and Worth, author and medium Paul Selig recorded an extraordinary program for personal and planetary evolution.

Selig was born in New York City and received his master's degree from Yale. He had a spiritual experience in 1987 that left him clairvoyant. As a way to gain a context for what he was beginning to experience, he studied a form of energy healing, working at Marianne Williamson's Manhattan Center for Living and in his own private practice. In the process, he began to "hear" for his clients, and much of Selig's work now is as a clairaudient, clairvoyant, channel, and empath. Selig has led channeled energy groups for many years. In 2009 he was invited to channel at the Esalen Institute's Superpowers symposium, where he was filmed for the upcoming documentary film Authors of the Impossible. He is the subject of the short documentary film Paul & the Word and is featured on the A&E/Biography channel series The Unexplained. His numerous radio appearances include Coast to Coast AM with George Noory. His recent and upcoming workshops include The Kripalu Center in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, The Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, New York, and the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California.

Also a noted playwright and educator, Paul serves on the faculty of NYU and directs the MFA in creative writing program at Goddard College. He lives in New York City, where he maintains a private practice as an intuitive.

Need More Magnesium? 10 Signs to Watch For

Symptoms of poor magnesium intake can include muscle cramps, facial tics, poor sleep, and chronic pain. It pays to ensure that you get adequate magnesium before signs of deficiency occur.

But how can you know whether you’re getting enough?

According to population studies of average magnesium intake, there’s a good chance that you’re not.

Less than 30% of U.S. adults consume the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of magnesium. And nearly 20% get only half of the magnesium they need daily to remain healthy.

magnesium rda intake 

Do I get enough magnesium?

One method of assessing your magnesium status is to simply contact your health care provider and request detailed magnesium testing. Yet magnesium assessment is typically done using blood serum testing, and these tests can be misleading. Only 1% of magnesium in the body is actually found in blood, and only .3% is found in blood serum, so clinical blood serum testing may not successfully identify magnesium deficiency.

What to do?

Fortunately, it’s possible to get a sense of where your intake may lie simply by asking yourself a few questions about your lifestyle, and watching for certain signs and signals of low magnesium levels.

Learn how to read your signs below, and find out what you can do to ensure magnesium balance and good health. If you answer yes to any of the following questions, you may be at risk for low magnesium intake.

1. Do you drink carbonated beverages on a regular basis?

Most dark colored sodas contain phosphates. These substances actually bind with magnesium inside the digestive tract, rendering it unavailable to the body. So even if you are eating a balanced diet, by drinking soda with your meals you are flushing magnesium out of your system.

The average consumption of carbonated beverages today is more than ten times what it was in 1940.7 This skyrocketing increase is responsible for both reduced magnesium and calcium availability in the body.

For the rest of the story: http://www.ancient-minerals.com/magnesium-deficiency/need-more/