The Impossible Alternative This article is the introduction to the anthology What Comes After Money? Essays from Reality Sandwich on Transforming Currency and Community, edited by Daniel Pinchbeck and Ken Jordan, just released by EVOLVER EDITIONS/North Atlantic Books. Contributors include economist Bernard Leitaer, media theorist Douglas Rushkoff, musician Paul D. The money game ... Ever since the mangling of his ideas led to horrific dictatorships and genocidal regimes over the last century, the philosopher Karl Marx has been out of fashion, neglected and suppressed. Hypnotized by our culture, most people believe that our current form of money is the only rational way to exchange value -- that a debt-based currency, detached from any tangible asset, is something as organic and inevitable as carbon molecules, ice, or photosynthesis. This requires an act of will, and a leap of faith, from many of us. The political philosopher Antonio Negri demystified "capital" by defining it, simply, as a "social relation."
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Team Neti Neti Media is a conscious conglomerate of filmmakers, scientists, philosophers and explorers committed to expand the potential of humanity. Our mission is to create media and public gatherings to inspire, connect, and facilitate the emergence of a new spiritual paradigm which is based on the timeless wisdom traditions of the world, informed by science, and grounded in direct experience. The scope of NetiNetiMedia is to define new realms of understanding that will allow us to go beyond form, beliefs and concepts into recognizing our true nature. ZAYA & MAURIZIO BENAZZOConference Founders and Organizers When Zaya and Maurizio met in 2008, it immediately became apparent that they could make a lot of noise together in this illusory world. Maurizio was brought up in Italy and went through many different incarnations, always looking for answers under every stone. Zaya hails from Bulgaria and has degrees in Engineering, Environmental Science, and also Film. Conference Coordinator
The End of Strategy &laquo; how to save the world I spent much of my professional career developing and implementing Strategic Plans. The hardest part of this was that most people didn’t (and still don’t) know what ‘strategy’ is: the choice among alternative courses of action, not the determination of goals and objectives. It’s about how, not about what. Most of the ‘strategic’ plans I was given (by bosses, and by clients I was advising) were not plans at all, but rather targets. This failure of understanding and setting strategy seems endemic in all kinds of organizations today. The middle column of the chart above shows how strategic planning should work, but in most organizations it does not work at all. Instead of being driven by a Mission and Vision (which are inherently and perpetually dissatisfied with the current state, such that any happiness in those organizations that goes beyond transitory success is highly suspect), these organizations are driven by a Purpose — a shared “Why are we here?” But old habits die hard.
Infinity Original < 8original.com > Chakra T-shirts is designed for healing and energizing of enery by using chakra colors and chakra symbols. GO DESIGNS first? Click the images below. Otherwise go down to read about The Chakras. Idealy, Chakra is your inside world compare to outside world. Chakra T-shirts help you to keep a good energy and balance of The Chakras to live a healthy and happy life. Below is the chart for its personality, body parts and the ancient Indian symbols. Mission The mission of Science and Nonduality (SAND) is to forge a new paradigm in spirituality, one that is not dictated by religious dogma, but rather is based on timeless wisdom traditions of the world, informed by cutting-edge science, and grounded in direct experience. SAND honors and nurtures the exploration and experience of nonduality as a pathway to greater wisdom and wellbeing in the context of the unique challenges of the 21st century, and seeks to: Heal the schism between science and spirituality while forging a new understanding of what it means to be human – inspired by the mystics and grounded in modern science. Create a safe and authentic container for exploring, experiencing and dialoguing about the interconnectedness of all aspects of life.Develop and share resources to facilitate the integration of this experience into daily life. Celebrate the mystery of life and the love that emanates from it! Expanded Mission Statement Nonduality Across the Disciplines
Occupy Wall Street: The Most Important Thing in the World Now I was honored to be invited to speak at Occupy Wall Street on Thursday night. Since amplification is (disgracefully) banned, and everything I say will have to be repeated by hundreds of people so others can hear (a k a “the human microphone”), what I actually say at Liberty Plaza will have to be very short. With that in mind, here is the longer, uncut version of the speech. We Recommend The youth and those who are not so young participating in Occupy Wall Street deserve support, not scorn. Does the Occupy Wall Street movement, which has now spread from lower Manhattan to places as far flung as Washington, D.C. and San Francisco, signal a new beginning for the left? Since they can no loner ignore the occupation, the mainstream media has decided to mock and dismiss it instead. About the Author Naomi Klein Naomi Klein is an award-winning journalist, syndicated columnist, fellow at The Nation Institute and author of the... Also by the Author I love you. That slogan began in Italy in 2008.
Mental Yoga/Occult Exercises Mental Yoga/Occult Exercises by James Clair Lewis copyright 2004 These exercises should be used in combination with my set of Lucid Dreaming Exercises. After a few months of this practice, care must be taken NOT to become angry at anybody, (even if they are deserving). The Sweep For all of these exercises you will lie down on your back on a mat, your bed, or fine Oriental rug. Visualize a sphere of clear light in your head. The Jewel in the Lotus These exercises employ internal Mantra, that is, the Mantra will be sounded in your Mind in the specified Occult center, rather than audibly, as Mantra generally are used. Use the mantra, Aum Mane Padme Hum as you inhale, and its second part, Om Tat Sat Aum, as you exhale. For the first week of the third month, you will use this exercise. Back in '73 I did this exercise while hooked up to an EEG at the Univ. of Mass. at Columbia Point. Meditation 101 Volumes have been written on the benefits of meditation. Tao It's not easy at first. The Word
Imagination Imagination is the capacity to produce images, ideas and sensations in the mind without any immediate input of the senses (such as seeing or hearing). Imagination helps make knowledge applicable in solving problems and is fundamental to integrating experience and the learning process. A basic training for imagination is listening to storytelling (narrative), in which the exactness of the chosen words is the fundamental factor to "evoke worlds". Imagination is a cognitive process used in mental functioning and sometimes used in conjunction with psychological imagery. Imagination can also be expressed through stories such as fairy tales or fantasies. The mind's eye The notion of a "mind's eye" goes back at least to Cicero's reference to mentis oculi during his discussion of the orator's appropriate use of simile. Description The same limitations beset imagination in the field of scientific hypothesis. Psychology Memory Perception Books
Swarm Wall Street: why an anti-political movement is the most important force on the planet | coalition of the willing Swarm Wall Street: why an anti-political movement is the most important force on the planet Posted on 10. Oct, 2011 by timrayner in Open culture, The movement Why are people occupying Wall Street? Meanwhile the occupation grows day by day. If camp in Manhattan makes the doyens of the status quo feel nervous, the explosion of Occupy Together events across the US last weekend will have sent anxiety levels through the roof. Political leaders must be wondering what is going on. Last week, the movement crossed a threshold. OccupyWallStreet is a new kind of political movement. This is a point that many commentators fail to appreciate. [The aim of] #OccupyWallSt should be to call out this corruption, and unite a movement across the nation to demand that we change the system that permits this corruption. This is hoping for too much – and too little. OccupyWallStreet is not a political movement in the traditional sense. Swarm movements shape identity in a completely different way. About timrayner