Mia Couto: ‘I am white and African. I like to unite contradictory worlds’

‘I’m a survivor. I feel lucky and guilty – protected’ … Neustadt prize-winner Mia Couto, the author of Confessions of a Lioness.  The novelist discusses his hopes for conservation after the death of Cecil the lion, and his memories of Mozambique’s bloody civil war by Maya Jaggi Such is the power of Mia Couto’s fiction that, after reading his chilling novel Confession of the Lioness, sculpted lions seem to be everywhere in Rome, where I meet him – from the crouching beast lapping at Bernini’s fountain in the Piazza Navona, to the stone heads guarding the Sant’Angelo bridge. Yet for Couto, a Mozambican novelist and … Continue reading Mia Couto: ‘I am white and African. I like to unite contradictory worlds’

Don’t Worry, Be Angry

Anger can clarify and energize our commitment to social change. by Thanissara Buddhists often shame each other for expressing anger. But getting in touch with our anger is vital. If we aim to engage destructive social structures, as we must, our efforts will bring us into direct relationship with anger and outrage. At its worst, anger burns us up, injures others, or, when we repress it, collapses us into depression. In the spiritual realm, it can also become passive aggression, which either internalizes as the hyper-energized inner critic or projects out onto those who are “not following the rules.” Women … Continue reading Don’t Worry, Be Angry

What it Means to Control the Mind

by Frank M. Wanderer, Ph.D, Contributor, Waking Times The human Mind is a wonderful masterpiece that has immense potential. Most of the potential, however, remains unused by most people, since it is not us who are in charge of things, but our Mind takes control of us. Our Mind is rushing through life with us like a car running without a driver, causing us constant suffering and sorrow. But if we were able to control our Mind, our life would change completely. This mad speeding would change into a beautiful, creative dance, giving us happiness, instead of pain. The question is … Continue reading What it Means to Control the Mind

The Age of Transition and Scientism Fraud

by Jay Dyer, Contributor, Waking Times Ours is the great transition age. For the masses, the glowing assumption is that the transition and transformation age we are undergoing is the work of a long, evolutionary process of “natural” “progress.” Wandering about their bubbles, these presuppositions never go challenged or examined, having dobbed their cafeteria plate lives from a long string of newsbite phrases and empty slogans overheard in establishment schooling. “We are evolving,” and “We live in an era of change,” and numerous other advertising blurbs that underlie modernity’s plastic ideology actually form the basis for most of humanity’s worldview. Yet are … Continue reading The Age of Transition and Scientism Fraud

Everything is fake: Top 40 pieces of fakery in our World – Part 1

By Makia Freeman | Tools For Freedom Everything is fake in our society today – or at least a great many things are. Our world is filled with an extraordinary amount of lies, deception, disinformation, misinformation, fakery, fraud, facades, mirages, propaganda and brainwashing. The good thing though is that once you awaken to the deception, you can use it as a tool for raising your consciousness. The idea that virtually everything is fake can be empowering rather than depressing. Sure, we’ve all felt overwhelmed, sad, angry and impotent at times when we’ve seen just how easily our (mis)leaders can fool the masses with sophistry … Continue reading Everything is fake: Top 40 pieces of fakery in our World – Part 1