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Zen, Yoga, Gurdjieff- perspectives on inner work. There is a general and oft-repeated idea that "real" contact with the Divine ends up having no thought in it; that there is a void, or a "perfect" stillness, from within which Being arises, and which we should go back into.

Zen, Yoga, Gurdjieff- perspectives on inner work

There is some truth in this, but from my own understanding of it, I'd say we aren't meant to dwell in this place. We occupy this level for a reason; and our function as translators, receivers, and mediators of the divine manifestation of thought requires us to do more than just dwell blissfully in the void. If one has all thought removed, it easily becomes a dysfunctional condition.

The whole point that Mr. Metaprogramming – Pragmatic Applications of Psychology and Philosophy. The Invisible College. AtdheNet.TV - Watch Free Live Sports TV. Login. Everything2. Listen to Coast to Coast AM online. Subversive Thinking. Michael Prescott's Blog. Watch National geographic channel online.

Social Consciousness. The Urban Homestead® - A City Farm, Sustainable Living & Resource Center, A Path to Freedom towards Self-Sufficiency. The Pirate Bay - The galaxy's most resilient bittorrent site. The Pirate Bay - The galaxy's most resilient bittorrent site. RAWIllumination.net. Watch all tv series online for FREE. Alchemical archives. A Building Roam. Knowledge and civilization. Aj Sak Teles, Late Classic Mayan Lord Last night, my friend David pointed out an interesting passage in in search of the miraculous, in which Gurdjieff tells Ouspensky a number of interesting things about the nature of knowledge.

Knowledge and civilization

Gurdjieff, of course, drew a clear distinction between knowledge and understanding, but this particular passage makes it clear that he, like Ibn Arabi, thought knowledge to be an inestimably valuable substance: an essential factor in the culture of man. P2P microblogging platform. Brainship Media - Welcome.

21 Technologies That Will Decentralize the World. Across the planet, new technologies and business models are decentralizing power and placing it in the hands of communities and individuals.

21 Technologies That Will Decentralize the World

"We are seeing technology-driven networks replacing bureacratically-driven hierarchies," says VC and futurist Fred Wilson, speaking on what to expect in the next ten years. View the entire 25-minute video below (it's worth it!) And then check out the 21 innovations below. Thanks to Jenny Ryan whose Open Garden newsletter inspired this post. Sangreal, The Holy Grail: Recovering the Cosmic Science of Antiquity - Part 1 - Sacred Geometry International. Free Analysis Article Collection. Beware the Biochar Initiative. Turning bioenergy crops into buried charcoal to sequester carbon does not work, and could plunge the earth into an oxygen crisis towards mass extinction by Dr.

Beware the Biochar Initiative

Mae-Wan Ho A fully referenced and illustrated version of this article is posted on ISIS members’ website. Details here An electronic version of the full report can be downloaded from the ISIS online store. Download Now The story goes that charcoal buried in the soil is stable for thousands if not hundreds of thousands of years and increases crop yields. That story is fast unravelling. Climate scientists have only discovered within the past decade that O2 is depleting faster than the rise in CO2, both on land and in the sea [2, 3] (O2 Dropping Faster than CO2 Rising, and Warming Oceans Starved of Oxygen, SiS 44). Burying charcoal to save the climate. The Intrinsic Taboo. Domesticated Dogs, Domesticated Humans Our beloved domesticated dogs differ little genetically from their wild progenitor the Gray Wolf — so little in fact that they are considered the same species despite the significant morphological changes that we see in "man's best friend".

The Intrinsic Taboo

Even with the strange mutations that the domestication process has imparted to dogs — traits like exaggerated ears, long curly hair, short legs, flattened snouts, and spotted coats — every dog you have every known is, scientifically speaking, a gray wolf. The Gray Wolf is known to science as Canis Lupus — a species of canid native to North America, Eurasia, and Northern Africa. 50+Ways - home. A place of action and non-conformity! Be Prepared - A Practical Handbook for New Dads. Notes from the Psychedelic Salon » Quotes, comments, and audio files from Lorenzo's podcasts. Guest speaker: Terence McKennaListen Download Subscribe MP3 Free PCs – Right click, select option Macs – Ctrl-Click, select option Terence McKenna [NOTE: All quotations are by Terence McKenna.]

“A psychedelic point of view means a point of view which honors consciousness.”

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Edge.org. Untitled. "Brother, Can You Spare a Paradigm?," New Paradigm Event on Livestream. Intellectual Gentlemen's Club » Devoted to interesting conversation and dialogue. Kerouac's Breakthrough. The following is excerpted from The Voice Is All: The Lonely Victory of Jack Kerouac, published by Viking, 2012.

Kerouac's Breakthrough

On October 7, 1951, after a gloomy Sunday when he seemed to be making no progress on the chapters about Neal Cassady he was adding to On the Road, Jack went to Birdland to hear the alto saxophonist Lee Konitz, who recently had come into his own as a leading innovator of cool jazz. During Konitz's solo in "I Remember April," which he played as if it were "the room he lived in," his music sounded "so profoundly interior" to Jack that he was sure very few people would understand it. In fact, he compared Konitz's extended phrases to the sentences he was writing lately, sentences whose direction seemed mysterious until the "solution" was suddenly unveiled in a way that shed light backward on everything that had preceded it.

On October 15, Jack was still in a state of panic when he met Ed White in a Chinese restaurant near Columbia. The Best of Open Culture 2012: Free Music, Film, Books, Life Advice & More. Blog88.liber88.com. Urban Homestead ® - Path to Freedom. AtdheNet.TV - Watch Free Live Sports TV. Welcome to NEXUS Magazine! The Public Domain Review. FinerMinds - Your daily dose of personal growth.

Warrior Poet. Welcome to NEXUS Magazine! Documentary. Life Outside The Box. The Hustler's MBA. I've been saying that college is obsolete for a very long time.

The Hustler's MBA

I dropped out in 2000, because even back then I could see that it was a really poor value proposition. I didn't predict this because I'm some crazy genius, but because I'm willing to discard emotional attachment and stare plainly at the facts. School is outrageously expensive, leaving graduates with a debt (or net expenditure) of tens of thousands of dollars-- sometimes even one or two hundred thousand. There are some things that are worth that amount of money, but for many people school isn't one of them. In fact, apart from very specific cases, I think that school is a bad thing, not worth doing even if it was free. Dark Government conspiracy forum, ufo,technology,and discussion. 15 Things You Should Give Up To Be Happy. Here is a list of 15 things which, if you give up on them, will make your life a lot easier and much, much happier.

15 Things You Should Give Up To Be Happy

We hold on to so many things that cause us a great deal of pain, stress and suffering – and instead of letting them all go, instead of allowing ourselves to be stress free and happy – we cling on to them. The Definitive Guide to Enlightening Information. Naked Earth.