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Reinhold Niebuhr, Washington’s Favorite Theologian. (Getty/Alfred Eisenstaedt/LIFE) Reinhold Niebuhr, it seems, is everyone’s favorite theologian.

Reinhold Niebuhr, Washington’s Favorite Theologian

Then-candidate Barack Obama told David Brooks in 2007 that Niebuhr was one of his “favorite philosophers.” There is “serious evil in the world, and hardship and pain,” Obama said. Human society is totally interdependent—that's a huge advantage, but also a huge risk to our survival — Quartz. A few years ago, a man named Mike Vilhauer was fishing near Sunset Lake, in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains.

Human society is totally interdependent—that's a huge advantage, but also a huge risk to our survival — Quartz

He wandered into the woods to look for bait, and promptly got lost. For the next five days, he lived off the land—drinking from a stream, sleeping in a rocky cave, eating the occasional dandelion. After Vilhauer’s rescue, national and international news outlets breathlessly described his “fight for survival,” “against the odds.” Vilhauer’s survival seems like an impressive achievement, until you stop to consider that he was simply doing what humans did, day in and day out, for most of the last 200,000 years. Of necessity, our distant ancestors had wide-ranging survival skills: they foraged, hunted, herded, and built shelters.

The President’s Secret Air Force. The following is expanded and adapted from Raven Rock: The Story of the U.S.

The President’s Secret Air Force

Government’s Secret Plan to Save Itself—While the Rest of Us Die (Simon & Schuster, 2017). The photo this winter of a smiling Mar-a-Lago guest with the uniformed military aide who carries the “nuclear football” was a rare—and unease-inducing—public reminder that, just steps from the president at all times, are the keys to end the world as we know it. Secret Transmissions: Christopher Knowles & the Esoteric Myths of Comics // 10 Years Later. The crossover of mythology, the occult and secret societies into the popular culture medium of comic books.

Secret Transmissions: Christopher Knowles & the Esoteric Myths of Comics // 10 Years Later

Our Gods Wear Spandex is a powerful and concise encyclopedic timeline tracking the development of the comic book superhero archetype through the lens of critical influences of the mythic universes of gods, angels and demons from across space and time. pop media analysis that has become so prevalent today. Having gotten to Chris' work after passing through some of the other unmentionable websites that claim to provide similar insights, the depth and perspective that Chris brings to the game relegates almost everything else into the minor leagues. I'll Tell you Where all the Good Men have Gone. Get elephant's newsletter Search the words, “Where have all the good men gone?”

I'll Tell you Where all the Good Men have Gone.

And dozens of anecdotes, articles, blogs, and books will appear on your screen. Overwhelmingly, this question is posed by women, discussed by women, and answered by women. Esoteric Online. Polish Painter Who Learned To “Photograph Dreams” – His Works Will Give You Nightmares. Let us take you on a journey through the curious mind of a Polish artist, Zdzisław Beksiński, who made a name for himself with his dystopian surrealism paintings, filled with post-apocalyptic imagery and nightmarish creatures.

Polish Painter Who Learned To “Photograph Dreams” – His Works Will Give You Nightmares

Show Full Text The artist is no longer with us to better explain the vast roster of over 300 of his works, but he used to say: "I wish to paint in such a manner as if I were photographing dreams.” The Definitive Guide to Cholesterol. That makes it easy.

The Definitive Guide to Cholesterol

With all the talk of fighting, battling, combating and beating cholesterol into submission, you’d think it had a black plastic body suit and James Earl Jones’ voice. Big Pharma has, dutifully created quite an arsenal for our supposed defense, and the medical community has been a willing faction, delivering the rhetoric that would incite us all to pick up arms. Now if only we could put down the Big Macs. And the Ding Dongs, HoHos, Twinkies and…you get the point. The Content. How Your Energy System and Imagination Are Connected. From BodyMindSoulSpirit.com A Conversation with Sadhguru Sadhguru: There is a certain geometry to the physical existence and to the energy existence.

How Your Energy System and Imagination Are Connected

"The CIA Has Been Deeply Humiliated" - Ron Paul Interviews Julian Assange. Having blasted the Trump administration for their hyprocritical flip-flop from "loving WikiLeaks" to "arrest Assange," Ron Paul made his feelings very clear on what this signals: "If we allow this president to declare war on those who tell the truth, we have only ourselves to blame.

"The CIA Has Been Deeply Humiliated" - Ron Paul Interviews Julian Assange

" Today he sits down with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange for a live interview... "The CIA has been deeply humiliated as a result of our ongoing publications so this is a preemptive move by the CIA to try and discredit our publications and create a new category for Wikileaks and other national security reporters to strip them of First Amendment protections," Assange said in a preview clip from the interview below.. New Research Links Hand Sanitizer Use With Thyroid Cancer. April 28th, 2017 By Carolanne Wright Contributing writer for Wake Up World A new study published in Occupational and Environmental Medicine may give you pause for thought the next time you reach for your favorite hand sanitizer.

New Research Links Hand Sanitizer Use With Thyroid Cancer

Tuning Into the Frequency of Cannabis. The Cannabis flower is a special one for many reasons. Not only for the relaxed, joyful, euphoric and creative sensations it brings, but for... The Cannabis flower is a special one for many reasons. Not only for the relaxed, joyful, euphoric and creative sensations it brings, but for how it specifically expands our consciousness. When the user (i.e. receiver) is tuned into the cannabis frequency, that is, tuned into the plant's intention aligned with our own, awareness often grows into areas of the unknown which instantly changes our vibration. Photobiology: How Therapeutic Use of Full-Spectrum Light Can Improve Your Health.

By Dr. Joseph Mercola Contributing writer for Wake Up World Photobiology is the scientific study of the interaction between light and living organisms, and specifically, the therapeutic use of light to improve health and treat disease. In the interview featured below, Dr. How LED Lighting May Compromise Your Health. By Dr. Mercola Can light affect your health? In this interview, Dr. The Battle for Social World Domination: The Stacks : taking over your life. Everything You Need to Know About Animism. “There is no environment ‘out there’ separate from us.

The environment is embedded in us. We are as much a part of our surroundings as as the trees and birds and fish, the sky, water and rocks.” ~ David Suzuki What is Animism? The Latin animus means “the rational soul, intelligence, consciousness, and mental powers” and the feminine anima means “soul, living being, mind, and breath”. Ian's Shoelace Site - Shoe Lacing Methods. The Limits Of Visualisation: Why You Still Need Magic. The Right Kind of Visualisation. Is what you see, really what you get? There are some wild claims out there for the power of visualisation. Things like: if you can imagine it, then it will come to you. Of course there’s always been a huge market for telling people things they want to hear, even if it’s complete rubbish. How To Enchant By A Thousand Paper Cuts. Objects At Rest – Who Is Doing The Tumbling? Reality Isn’t ‘The Matrix’. Reality Is The Shitty Sequels. A Year Of Ghosts. Is Euroland on Verge of Disintegration? Human brain hard-wired for rural tranquillity.

"The Secret Team, The CIA and Its Allies in Control of the United States and the World" Peter Levenda's Journal. Primavera de Filippi on Blockchain and the Quest to Decentralize Society. Neoliberalism is creating loneliness. That’s what’s wrenching society apart. Hermann Hesse on Little Joys, Breaking the Trance of Busyness, and the Most Important Habit for Living with Presence.