Monthly Archives: February 2014

Alan Watts: “It is not natural for us to wish to prolong life indefinitely. But we live in a culture where to die is a terrible thing.”

And within this glaring, distinctly uncomfortable contradiction, we sit, and simmer, until done. via consciouslifenews Source: PSNy2kUK By Alan Watts Now there really isn’t anything radically wrong with being sick or with dying. Who said you’re supposed to survive? Who … Continue reading

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Modern money “is a baited hook for fish. So who’s the fisherman?”

This remarkable little 4:47-minute video clearly describes what I’d call the existential irreality of “fiat money.” Frankly, for me, when I first heard about the actual status of this weird abstraction that now circulates (or not) as “money,” via William … Continue reading

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Alone for six months in the Siberian Taiga, where “the art of contemplation restored value to ordinary tasks.”

“I had to close myself hut in the middle of nowhere just to learn that you can spend a great moment — doing nothing.” Who has not, at some point in our drama-deluged, multi-tasked, screen-drunk, clamorous lives, not longed to … Continue reading

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Educate Ourselves Department, part 2: Permaculture as the antidote to climate catastrophe

As Southern California on this very day braces for mudslides and flash flooding due to massive (rare) storms that destabilize drought-caused fire-ravaged hillsides, we continue to educate ourselves. Luckily, there is a part 2. For if, after absorbing the last … Continue reading

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Educate Ourselves Department: The “ecological horror story” of engineered water systems in the U.S. West

Update, same morning: I have now posted what I’m calling part 2, a permaculture antidote to the ghastly story below. As we endeavor to wrap our minds and hearts around the unfolding climate emergency in California and other western states, … Continue reading

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Re: Ukraine, Venezuela, latest falling dominoes of Empire?

If you haven’t yet read Naomi Klein’s The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism, it throws eerie, obvious, disgusting lights on what’s going on now. And remember, the phrase “national security” is code for “big oil.” What’s an Empire … Continue reading

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On “Ascending” from 3rd, to 4th, to 5th Dimensions

Keep in mind that from the perspective of the 5th dimension, the 4th is included in it, and the 3rd included in the 4th, etc. At least in my experience, dimensions nest inside one another like Russian Dolls. So, if … Continue reading

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From top down to bottom up! How the world is changing.

For top down, see this. 21 Technologies That Will Decentralize the World February 19, 2014 by Nina Misuraca Ignaczak shareable.net via Julia Across the planet, new technologies and business models are decentralizing power and placing it in the hands of … Continue reading

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Top Down Rule: The structure and social life of the corporatocracy

Jon Rappoport features two recent columns that describe how the fate of Whole Foods is intertwined with that of Monsanto. It’s enlightening for anyone who doesn’t realize that the top-down corporatocracy rules, via identical major shareholders and interlocking directorates. Yep, … Continue reading

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Is the California drought geoengineered? And if so, why?

In Massachusetts, while visiting son Sean and Sue and their incredibly savvy and way-over-the-top smarter-than-me kids, Kiera and Drew, I found my own global concerns marginalized. Not consciously, but simply, the atmosphere in their home does not include them. On … Continue reading

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