Becoming what you are

become_what_you_are_anton_wilsonIf you stroll through a large art museum, you will notice that Van Gogh does not paint the same world as Rembrandt, Picasso does not see things the way Goya did, Georgia O’Keefe doesn’t much resemble Rivera, Salvador Dali looks like nobody but himself, and, in general, no world-class artist became a “classic” by doing what somebody else had already done or even what everybody else in his/her own era did.

And in science, the names of Einstein, Dirac, the Curies, Bohr, Heisenberg, Schroedinger, John Bell etc. live on because none of them took Newton as Holy Gospel: they all made unique and unpredictable innovations in basic theory.

And, in case you think this applies only to “arts and sciences,” consider the most successful people in industry. Henry Ford did not get rich copying Fulton’s steamboat; he made a car so cheap that anybody could afford one. Howard Hughes produced movies that nobody else would have dared to attempt, and then went on to revolutionize the airline industry. Buckminster Fuller did not copy the cubical form of previous architects, but invented the geodesic dome; at last count, over 3OO,OOO of his buildings existed, making him the most visibly successful architect in history. Steve Wozniak did not copy the computers of his day, but invented one that even an “bloody eejit” (like me) could use (and even enjoy!) Bill Gates created new kinds of software. Etc.

We all need constant reiteration of these truism because we live in a world where a multitude of very powerful forces have worked upon us, from birth through school to work, attempting to suppress our individuality, our creativity and, above all, our curiosity — in short, to destroy everything that encourages us to think for ourselves.

reward-for-conformityOur parents wanted us to act like the other children in our neighborhood; they emphatically did not want a boy or girl who seemed “weird or “different” or [Heaven forefend] “too damned clever by far.”

Then we enter grade school, a fate worse than Death and Hell combined. Whether we land in a public school or a private religious school, we learn two basic lessons: 1. There exists one correct answer for every question; and 2. education consists of memorizing the one correct answer and regurgitating it on an “examination.”

The same tactics continue through high school and, except in a few sciences, even to the university. All through this “education” we find ourselves bombarded by organized religion. Most religions, in this part of the world, also teach us “one correct answer,” which we should accept with blind faith; worse, they attempt to terrorize us with threats of post-mortem roasting, toasting and charbroiling if we ever dare to think at all, at all. After 18-to-30+ years of all this, we enter the job market, and learn to become, or try to become, almost deaf, dumb and blind. We must always tell our “superiors” what they want to hear, what suits their prejudices and/or their wishful fantasies. If we notice something they don’t want to know about, we learn to keep our mouths shut. If we don’t – “One more word, Bumstead, and I’ll fire you!”

As my mahatma guru J.R. “Bob” Dobbs says, “You know how dumb the average guy is? Well, mathematically, by definition, half of them are even dumber than that.”

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FDA Designates MDMA a Breakthrough Therapy for PTSD

9359260414_f5c9c1365d_c-700x467by Heather Callaghan

Is the FDA paving the way to get ecstasy at the doctor’s office?

No, this is not satire. Last week, the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPSgave a press release stating that the FDA actually granted “Breakthrough Therapy Designation” to MDMA for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

But this is news that many young adult ravers could have informed the government. In case you don’t know, MDMA which stands for methylenedioxymethamphetamine, is the main ingredient in Ecstasy, the popular but illegal drug associated with raves, dancefloors, lights and euphoria.

By granting Breakthrough Therapy Designation, the government is essentially agreeing that this treatment “may have a meaningful advantage and greater compliance over available medications for PTSD” and is fast-tracking it for approval to treat post traumatic stress.

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Tree of Life: Spirit Science 35

Spirit Science 35_1 ~ The Qabalah (Tree of Life Pt. 1)

In this Spirit Science episode, we dive into the deep and mysterious world of the Qabalah, also known as the Tree of Life. This ancient system is a cosmic glyph, said to describe everything in creation with tremendous detail, how the universe comes into being, the structure of our consciousness, and how to live within the natural forces of nature. The information on the Qabalah is incredibly detailed, and in this episode we begin to unravel its secrets by exploring an overview of its systematic structure. In this know that we are only looking at just the tip of the iceberg.

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Spirit Science 35_2 ~ The 10 Sephiroth (Tree of Life Pt. 2)

In this episode, we continue our exploration of the Tree of Life, specifically diving into the 10 Sephiroth. These spheres along the Tree are not things, but states: divine emanations by which Spirit uses to manifest reality. They are outpourings of energy, which continually condense further and further until manifesting out of formlessness and into a solid tangible realm which we call the third dimension. Each Sephiroth builds upon each other, and is contained within each other; today we explore the depths of each one, and how they are connected!

 

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Consciousness is the Key to World Change

Consciousness-is-the-Key-to-World-Change-350x225By Paul A. Philips | Guest writer for Wake Up World

Those craftily manipulating and controlling our society are caring less and less about whether or not we buy into their carefully cultivated 5-sense, 3 dimensional false reality, played out in the world theatre of illusion. They are caring less and less about the fact that in this theatre of illusion, we the audience, increasing in numbers, are detecting the gaps in the falling-apart scenery that was once believed to be real, as the brick wall behind it is further exposed; that there’s more and more of us in the audience detecting the strings attached to the stage puppets, such as the puppeteered politicians, and many of us can now see their strings being pulled by puppet masters who are no longer hidden in the shadows…

To an extent, the controllers don’t care that the theatre of illusion that has deceived us since time-immemorial with all its fallacies of freedom is being exposed and falling apart: The whole false pretence, the set-up, both the stage and the auditorium, has been energy draining and costly for them to maintain. And now, in their arrogance, the controllers consider themselves to be in such a position that our increasing resistance seems futile.

Is it only a matter of time before the theatre of illusion will become redundant to them, as they become more and more confident that they will achieve their planned world takeover, regardless of our resistance?

Having found out about their planned world takeover, there inevitably follows the question “What can we do about it?”  Sure, from a left brain point of view; through analyzing, rationalizing and reasoning, there’s been quite a lot of talk in terms of possible answers on how to deal with this situation. There have indeed been some good responses with many practical insights. However, this alone is not the real solution. The real solution lies in a shift in consciousness.

Our overwhelming uncontrollable mass awakening is what the world’s ruling elite fear the most. Since we greatly outnumber them and their associates they wouldn’t know how to deal with us, even with their advanced technology.

So the real question is how do we become conscious? 

“There is a battle of two Wolves inside us all.

“One is EVIL – It is anger, hate jealousy, greed, violence, ego, discrimination, selfishness, cruelty, inferiority, resentment, and lies.

“The other is GOOD – It is love, peace, joy, kindness, humanity, unity, empathy, caring, affection, generosity, compassion, and truth. 

“The Wolf that wins? – The one you feed.”

— Cherokee proverb

We become conscious by choosing it. By acting on those synchronicities (meaningful coincidences): Acting on that which calls, moves and inspires us… Acting on and taking action through listening to our inner voice coming from our inner being; paying attention to those gut feelings and basic instincts…

Consciousness means coming from the heart, getting in touch with and going into a state of intuitive knowing. Hence, as a contrast to accessing the internet, consciousness allows us to access our ‘inner net.’

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Snake Oil Supplements? Snake Oil Chart Highlights the Worth (or Lack Thereof) of Supplements

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We’ve all got that friend or family member that swears by a supplement promising to stave off colds, cure headaches, or fix some other malady, but often they’re little more than snake oil. This Snake Oil chart matches supplements to scientific support.

The chart is a pretty simple idea: Items toward the top of the chart have strong scientific evidence supporting their health benefits (when taken orally by an adult with a healthy diet), while those toward the bottom have the least evidence supporting their worth. Each item also lists the supposed health benefit of said supplement. The larger a supplement’s circle, the more popular it is as a solution for a problem. Using green tea as a cholesterol helper is popular and strongly supported, for example, while the chart illustrates that although Vitamin E is popularly believed to help your heart and fight prostate cancer, there’s little evidence to support it. (Here’s a look at the data used to support the chart.)

The chart comes in both static and interactive versions.

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