Reality enchanted

Peyoteby Josh Raymond

A little while ago I went to Colchester, to a quiet suburban street on a hill. Semi-detached houses lined one side, and on the other a grassy field rose to a high horizon.  My friends Anita and Lucas climbed down from their camper van.  There were a few more vehicles parked than one might expect, but no other indicatio\n that anything unusual was taking place.

Our hosts – a couple in their fifties – introduced themselves and showed us through to their beautiful garden.  Conifers overlooked neat borders, and a climbing frame stood beside a trampoline. Only once we had stepped beyond a broad, gnarled apple tree did the single length of privet reveal itself to be two, with a person-sized space in between them.


Psychedelic drugs have an appropriately colourful history.  The word’s origin is Greek (“mind-manifesting”, literally) and it was coined by the psychiatrist Humphry Osmond in an exchange of letters with Aldous Huxley; LSD, the quintessential psychedelic, first came to Britain in 1952, in the luggage of a psychoanalyst called Ronnie Sandison.  Sandison had met the drug’s discoverer, Albert Hoffman, on a visit to Switzerland, and Hoffman believed LSD to be miraculous – “You see the world as it really is”.  Sandison administered it to thirty-six patients with “very difficult psychiatric problems . . . all in danger of becoming permanent mental invalids”.  The Journal of Mental Science write up in 1954 claimed more than half recovered completely.

Humphry Osmond used it to treat alcoholism.  By the late 1960s he and his colleagues had treated over 2,000 people, more than 40 per cent of whom did not drink again within a year.  The randomized-controlled portions of this work were reviewed and found valid in 2012.  LSD was also tested by the military at Porton Down, first as a “truth serum” for interrogations, for which it proved useless, and then as a mass battlefield incapacitant, where results were inconclusive.  A thoroughly researched history of LSD in Britain can be found in Albion Dreaming (2012) by Andy Roberts.

Psychedelics were never going to stay in the labs for long.  In May 1954, Aldous Huxley took four-tenths of a gram of mescaline under Osmond’s supervision, and the resulting account became a classic of psychedelic literature, titled for William Blake’s assertion that, “If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything will appear to man as it is, infinite”.

Along with Huxley’s final novel Island (1962), and the writings of the American psychologist Timothy Leary (“Turn on, tune in, drop out”), The Doors of Perception (1954) became a bible for the counter-cultural movement of the next decade and a half, the experiential cornerstone of which was taking LSD.  Huxley had his wife Laura inject him on his deathbed.  LSD brought, in his words, “direct, total awareness, from the inside . . . of love as the primary and cosmic fact”.


On the other side of the hedge the garden changed.  Fairy lights were draped around bushes, and metal stars dangled from trees. Pink and blue mandalas painted on stones dotted the undergrowth, and a Japanese-style wooden bridge arched over a pond, overhung by an enormous willow.

The tipi on the far side of the bridge did not look out of place at all.  It was 20 feet high with fabric like sailcloth, but so artfully positioned that from the house one would have to look hard to see anything other than willow leaves.  A dozen or so people were milling about in loose-fitting, light-coloured clothing.  I became aware that I had the shortest hair.

Antonio’s hair was black and long.  He invited us into the tipi and explained the rules: stay in the tent, and stay by the fire.  The fire is the grandfather, and he will keep us safe.  There should be no speaking or eating, but we would be able to sing at certain times.  If we needed to “be well” there was a trench outside.

Then Antonio lit the fire, departed and returned with an old man, who carried a rattle, long feathers and a drum.  His white tunic was embroidered with deer and stars, and many beads dangled from his hat.  This was the shaman – Don Santiago.  He ground peyote buttons in a mortar and pestle, and Antonio mixed them with water.  We kneeled to drink it.  It tasted of earth.


What we were doing in the tipi was illegal.  One may possess the peyote cactus in the UK, but one may not dry it, cut off its buttons or grind them up.  Mescaline, the active ingredient, is a Class A drug, which means possession carries a maximum penalty of seven years in prison.  For supplying it to us, Don Santiago was technically risking a life sentence.




You Are Enough

photo by Juliana Nan
photo by Juliana Nan

Your cup doesn’t need to be clean; it just needs to be empty.
Eventually, even the cup will be broken to pieces.

These were the words I found myself speaking recently to someone who was suffering from an attack of self-criticism and doubt.  How full we keep our cups with beliefs, with judgments, and with endless attempts to purify what we believe is impure, to make worthy what we imagine is unworthy, to improve what we think is not enough.  And all of this effort and agony without ever questioning who is not enough!  Our mind lives in fear, in a prison of believed thoughts, trying desperately to escape, or feeling doomed to a life sentence.  But do we ever look inside to see if there is actually a prisoner?

“I’m not enough” is one of the most common core beliefs that minds hold.  If projected, it becomes “He/she/they/life isn’t enough.” Or perhaps we cling to “they weren’t enough,” and then our cup is filled with all the ways we are victims of life rather than expressions of life.  Can we begin to see clearly, without judgment, and with compassion how innocently we come to feel “I’m not enough?” We carry the human conditioning of identity being an image, an “I-thought”.  An image, however, is highly changeable, as any photographer knows who watches an image through the change of light and shadows in a single day.  Likewise, our self-image can inflate or deflate with a single look, a single thought, a single projection.  But are you an image of yourself, an idea, a concept, or something deeper?

Imagine a newborn–open, vulnerable, unafraid to gaze into your eyes or out into the world from the depths of wonder and innocence.  Is this little one enough?  Fast forward through the messages from mom, dad, teachers, friends, partners, the advertising media in magazines, television, self-improvement books—that vast array of messages that say you need to be smarter, prettier, stronger, thinner, taller, shorter, calmer, friendlier, have straighter teeth, a whiter smile, make more money, always be in control, and never ever be angry, sad or confused.   Add to that our innocent and often painful misinterpretations of why daddy left or mommy seemed angry or our lover broke up with us, and our image keeps feeling tarnished.

The list goes on and on, and we believe in myriad ways that how we are, and where we are, and who we are is not enough.   This, of course, is reinforced a thousand-fold when we begin the so-called spiritual journey.  Now the list gets longer and the stakes seem even higher.  Now we imagine we can’t even admit the truth of a moment’s experience if it does not fit into the “enlightened should’s” the mind has added to its list of all the ways it is unworthy and unfit for love or happiness.

What if the shape of the cup, its past history, thoughts, or deeds, were not what awakening is about?   What if being worthy or unworthy to love and be loved made absolutely no sense to the Truth and Love that we are?  Are we open to questioning our concepts, to emptying the cup and discovering what we truly are? No matter how shiny or polished an image, in the long run, it will never be “enough” because we are not an image.




The Mechanics of Reality Creation

One of the most epic things about awakening to the wider reality and your wider/higher self is that you come to know that you are a creator and that you are creating every aspect of your personal reality. By embracing your creatorship and understanding the laws of creation, you open the door to freedom and limitlessness, and by stepping through this door you step into your full power.




Stunningly Complex New Crop Circle Appears In Cley Hill, Warminster July 18, 2017

Cley-Hill-dst21A-759x492A stunning new crop circle has appeared in Cley Hill just over a week ago. The formation is in excess of 300 feet (92m) in overall diameter and appeared in a barley field.

The complex formation of scalloped edges with two arcs containing semi circles at either side of the each scalloped apex is truly a thing is beauty. As you will see in pictures below, the formation contains a central cube with 12 radiating triangles.

The question is, how did it get here?!

As we will discuss below, crop circles are a phenomenon that simply can’t be ignored. Formations show up every single year and come with great mystery, even in the scientific realm. Many do not realize some of the amazing things that are happening inside crop circles that blow the board and rope theory out the window.

“Some of these formations are so immense and complex as to defy reason. And after all these decades, none of the perpetrators have been caught in the act of making any of the truly extraordinary formations.” – Richard Dolan, historian, academic, author, and one of the world’s leading UFO researchers (source)

Richard’s thoughts there are quite telling of this reality, and even scientific minds are at a loss for words as although they believe the circles are done by humans, they are calling it the most science oriented art movement ever.




Consciousness and The Brain in a Fractal-Holographic Universe

Image1The mystery of consciousness poses perhaps one of the greatest problems in the history of science. How does one quantify the inner life of a sentient being? How does physical processes in the brain translate to the immaterial richness of subjective experience? Contemporary theories in the cognitive sciences approach consciousness and brain function purely from a neurocomputational paradigm in which the brain is compared to a computer, the function of which can be described by the base units of neurons. However, although neuronal networks certainly displays computer-like processes, the computer-analogy falls short in determining how such computations can possibly instantiate the conscious state. Interestingly, a recent scientific study has uncovered the presence of quantum vibrations within microtubules in the brain, indicating that brainwaves may derive from deeper level interactions with the quantum structure of space-time. Considering these findings in light of Haramein´s description of the fractal-holographic space-time manifold, we may appreciate the intricacies of consciousness and brain function from an entirely different perspective, which may ultimately alter our understanding of space, time and our place in the universe.

Human-Brain-01-e1441913632554The Unified Spacememory Network

In the fractal-holographic cosmology (as presented in Quantum Gravity and the Holographic Mass), the building block of nature is not a discrete particle, but a pattern, a vibration – a bit of information. In terms of physics, the quantum vacuum is a sea of energy, pixelated by minute oscillating black holes, Planck Spherical Units (PSU), which makes up the structure of space-time in much the same way as H2O molecules make up water. This ocean of mini-black holes can actually be understood as a dense network of micro-wormholes, gravitational tunnels, which unify the space-time manifold into a singular holographic matrix. Protons (i.e. atoms) are also tiny black holes, albeit much larger than the Planck Spherical Unit, and they are given mass by holographic information arising from their internal quantum vacuum fluctuations. Unlike physical matter, information is not confined to any singular space-time coordinate, but is distributed non-locally among all protons in the universe, by means of wormhole entanglement through the quantum vacuum. Therefore, the volume of a single proton contains the complete information of all protons in the universe. However, the limited proton surface area functions as a filter, a membrane, through which only a tiny percentage of this information converts to mass (by means of electromagnetic radiation). This reflects beautifully in the mathematical fact that the proton volume contains the total information/energy of the universe within it, in terms of vacuum fluctuations (or Planck Spherical Units), and its mass is equal to the mass of the universe divided among all protons within the cosmic horizon. As the holographic principle goes: each unit recapitulates the whole.

Imagine the proton surface as a black hole horizon. The proton is given mass by its internal vacuum fluctuations (PSU), which are the result of information being shared with all protons in the universe. The limited surface area of the proton equals its proportionally tiny mass. A proton is a “mirror” to all other protons. All protons are entangled.
Imagine the proton surface as a black hole horizon. The proton is given mass by its internal vacuum fluctuations (PSU), which are the result of information being shared with all protons in the universe. The limited surface area of the proton equals its proportionally tiny mass. A proton is a “mirror” to all other protons. All protons are entangled.

The Haramein-Raucher Scaling Law for Organized Matter (below) depicts the overall scalar relationship between the Planck Spherical Unit, the proton and the larger scale universe. The graph delineates astrophysical objects that obey the Schwarzchild-condition of a black hole in a scale ratio of frequency vs. radius. Plotting the universe at one extreme and the PSU at the other, the proton matches the trend line perfectly, again suggesting the presence of a common denominator, an underlying plenum (the vacuum), connecting these vastly different scalar systems together. Our universe is a gigantic black hole that we are on the inside of, and everything we observe inside it, is the external horizon of smaller black holes. The tiny radius of the Planck Spherical Unit and the radius of the universal black hole are in an intimate, harmonically balanced relationship. Interestingly, the Scaling Law also provides us with a glimpse of the fractal scaling of the space-time manifold itself, revealing its tendency towards Phi, the golden ratio. Witnessing this ratio, so common in living systems, at scales so large contributes to the overall vision of the universe as a coherent, living process.




True Healing: How It’s Possible For Everyone

love-1672154-1280by Richard West

It’s quite a bold statement, ‘Healing is possible for everyone!’ Many may be sceptical, but bare with me and I’ll show you how this is true. I think we can agree that all of us want to be healed in some way. There may be moments in our lives that are wracked with both physical or mental illness, when healing is really all we can think about. Or, there may be old wounds, festering in our subconscious that just won’t go away; that affect our daily lives in many ways. I think you’ll also agree that a journey of healing can often be demoralising, frustrating and downright confusing at times.

So let me try to set the record straight. In this article I will seek to debunk some of the myths around healing. I’m also going to show you how you can heal yourself, but maybe not in the way that you expect to be healed. By the end, I hope you will come away with a clearer picture of what healing means to you, and how you can heal yourself in your daily life.

The First Step: Unlearning

The first thing is to forget all your preconceptions about what healing actually is. At this point I’m not going to give you a definition of healing, because I fear it would either be far too broad, as to not really give you anything, or too narrow. Healing is one of those things that will be different for everyone – it will simply be what they need at the time (not necessarily what they want.

This forgetting of preconceptions is not only important for the flow of this article, but also on any healing journey. Most people go into a journey of healing with an idea or goal of what their healing will look like; no more cancer, being able to walk again, being able to function in society, going back to work. Or, when they realise that there’s no hope of these things, there’s the feeling that healing has somehow eluded them, that it’s no longer possible. However, healing can be found in the most unlikely and unlooked for ways.

Healing Myths

Here are a few of the major false expectations that taint a healing journey:

  1. Healing is only physical – There are a myriad of different ways to heal ourselves. Physical healing is just one aspect. So, let’s remember that we are complete beings and not just physical ones, who require healing on all levels; physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual.
  2. To heal you just need to take away the pain – Pain has a great function. It’s there to tell us that there’s something wrong. However, pain itself is not the problem – it’s what is causing the pain that’s the problem. Many people will disable their journey of healing by seeking to take away the pain with medicatiLion or distraction. However, to really heal we must journey through our pain to the source, dealing with whatever that may be and coming out the other side a changed person.
  3. ‘Listen to the experts, they always know best’ – When you put all your faith in the experts, such as doctors, you not only make them responsible for something that belongs to you, but you also take away all your self empowerment. Yes, it’s always recommended to consult with people in the know, whether it be doctors, psychiatrists or alternative healers. However, it’s very important to realise that the driver along your healing journey is you. Never accept something blindly if it doesn’t sit right with you, and never transfer responsibility for you illness onto someone else. It’s not fair on them or you. Remember, it’s your journey.

And here’s the number one, bestselling myth out there, that almost everybody will believe at some point in their healing journeys:

‘If I don’t beat this illness, I haven’t healed’

It can be a huge blow for people when they discover that they won’t recover from the illness or infliction that they have. They will likely experience some form of grief and likely some loss of identity. However, healing on some level is always possible. You may even find that through accepting and even embracing your illness, you change in a very positive way. Thus, often the illness is the tool used for healing.

Stephen Levine recounts in his book, ‘Healing into Life and Death’;
‘A friend very ill with advanced cancer, visited a highly respected Zen Master, hoping for some answers to her questions about healing. After explaining her circumstances, she asked, “Do I need to take on some spiritual path in order to be healed?” The Zen Master smiled, leaned forward, pointing directly to her heart, and whispered, “you are the path.”‘




It’s All About Perspective

cfqgergq5q5q5hby Dennis Klinger, | Guest writer,

I’m sitting here thinking and considering what it is I can truly know about this existence or the awareness I sense inside this body I can feel. There is this ‘me’ that is distinctly different and separate from what, and who, is around me. This self awareness does not inherently understand the physical world, it must discover it instead. This self awareness sees that my creation is being hidden from me.  It is hidden because it must be.  I explore it because discovery is not an option; it is the product of my existence, however little or much I learn.

This point of perspective that is me, that is the collection of these memories and the reactions to my immediate surroundings, exists in another world just as a house exists in this one.  Each plane of time here is collected and added to what can be viewed as a solid outside of the dimension containing time. The moments we are using to carve and create our lives are added by time ripping through this physical world.  The ripping through is the discovery process that sublimates the universe and experiences it by changing its physical form.

As time rips through our physical world it leaves a record by adding space between matter.  Like an archaeological dig site, it can never be restored perfectly to its prior condition before discovery, and so a record of the event is made by its alteration.

What we are, and what we have been, should exist in the same place.  Time has containment just as it contains our physical world.  There is a dimension outside of time which has a perspective of time such that it is seen as a solid from there, just as we see our 3D material as a solid in this dimension. From the outside, time can be seen as a solid while it is being experienced in planar progression as our physical world inside of it does.  Time does not have physical properties that we can sense, but it has a physical presence as the resistance/reaction to perspective.

Sometimes, I wonder if it is of any value to contemplate an understanding of our world which renders our physical realm trivial or irrelevant. If we are to survive and continue this experience, one thing is known; the physical needs and indifference of this body trumps all imagination of another force governing it.  Physical survival will be just as paramount after any self discovery, as it was before it. When I am finished with this thought, I will need to feed the body, but indeed the thought should continue.

But why contemplate such things?  For what does it gain me? In no way can it change the world or my surroundings.  The only thing it can do is change the way I think of them.  And indeed, I do think of them.  This is what sets us apart from what is around us. To ponder, to self discover and contemplate a purpose for our existence can only be interpreted as a higher level of awareness seeking a higher level of understanding. This is what separates us from the animals we share this planet with.  This is what it means to be human sharing this planet with plants and animals. Clearly, our survival needs are the same as all other life here, but why are we so different, why do we analyze the past, present and future so much?

In order to gain perspective, the objective is to see my surroundings in its most basic and fundamental form.  To find the root of all this, to target the first separation of the singularity is to find a beginning.  The first separation would be self awareness because I can gather all that is around me and classify it as one ‘something’ that is the world I exist it.  When I reach the very root of what I can confirm, I can only conclude there are just me and this something. If the first division results in one becoming two, then the first division must have created awareness and the something we can see.

We can divide and classify the properties of this something, measure how it reacts when it changes states and evaluate its interaction with time, but in the end; it is all just something to me.  This is all I know.  There is me, and there is something here with me, or more accurately; I am inside this something.  It is just me inside of this something; this something is the physical world that contains me. It gives my thoughts a place to exist and a body to occupy.

What can this point of perspective know about this something?  It can only know what it is capable of relating, or interpreting as information.  If it cannot relate, it cannot be known. In other words, I cannot explain the difference between red and blue if I am living in a black and white world. I can relate different shades of black and white and show you the vastest array of grey, but I cannot relate to blue and therefore cannot see or contemplate blue’s contrast to red. It is what this perspective can convert to information that controls how well we understand the realm we exist in.  It is our gateway, and our gate.




Consciousnes, Energy, Healing ~ Tom Campbell

Laurie Huston from News the Heart is talking with physicist Tom Campbell on Consciousness, Energy and Healing tools. (Apologies as the video is slightly out of sync due to an update required, should be fixed next month, Skype issues Grrr!) This conversation began 2 months ago when we discussed clothes and energy from wearing someone else’s clothes. Tom’s research and teaching is slightly controversial as he sees energy, healing and all the tools we use are really information or data and they are metaphors from this physical virtual reality. We don’t want people to think they don’t work, but to understand that our beliefs, intention and fears will effect whether a tool will work for us and how it works for us. We can see, feel, hear or know energy because we have learned this through how we have been taught and it makes sense to us. However, as Tom explains energy is just data and what we believe is energy is just a metaphor for this data, how we sense or feel this energy that can change something or has the ability to have an effect on us. Ultimately our healing and the tools we choose have more to do with our consciousness and power we give the tools. Consciousness is the active ingredient and everything else is a tool or metaphor. Through our intention to understand or heal someone it is through the larger consciousness system that will offer us the information we need to do this. That is why our intent and working with our consciousness will and does heal. We will gravitate to specific modalities or tools that offer the greatest understanding of what we are doing or having done to us. The tools work because we give them power and they make sense to us. The changes effect us from a BEing level and rarely work if they just come from ‘doing’ or a mental wish. The tools work because we have an intention that we believe in. Remember we are our consciousness not our body! Join us for this fascinating discussion! We’re Getting to the Heart of what Matters!