Hangover Cure? There’s No Such Thing, Say Researchers

Since people first started drinking alcohol, the search has been on for a way to go heavy on the pour but light on the hangover. Unfortunately, two new drinking surveys suggest that search is probably futile. One poll, conducted in Canada, concluded that if you drink to excess, you’re going to have a hangover — no ifs, ands, or buts. A second poll, conducted in the Netherlands, suggested that chasing your liquid poison with food or water ultimately does little to improve the hangover experience. “There is a big difference between severity of hangovers and the symptoms people experience during … Continue reading Hangover Cure? There’s No Such Thing, Say Researchers

Alien Abductions: Skeptics, Debunkers, and the Facts at Hand

by David M. Jacobs One of the critical aspects of the abduction phenomenon is that abductees all say the same thing about what is happening to them, even though they do not share knowledge of each others’ experiences. For example, it would be interesting (albeit trivial) to know where aliens come from. If the abduction phenomenon is psychologically based—and therefore, not real—some abductees would simply invent a home base for the aliens, just as they are imagining every­thing else. We would then have a variety of origin theories. In fact, abductees seldom describe a “home base,” because the aliens they … Continue reading Alien Abductions: Skeptics, Debunkers, and the Facts at Hand

Actualizing The Fundamental Point

“To study the self is to forget the self.” by Eihei Dogen As all things are buddhadharma, there are delusion, realization, practice, birth and death, buddhas and sentient beings. As myriad things are without an abiding self, there is no delusion, no realization, no buddha, no sentient being, no birth and death. The Buddha way, in essence, is leaping clear of abundance and lack; thus there are birth and death, delusion and realization, sentient beings and buddhas. Yet in attachment blossoms fall, and in aversion weeds spread. To carry the self forward and illuminate myriad things is delusion. That myriad … Continue reading Actualizing The Fundamental Point

Esoteric Symbolism and Hidden Meaning Uncovered in the Matrix Film

“Dude, man, let’s like, start a revolution, maaaaan…” by Jay Dyer, Contributor,Waking Times The Matrix, as I’ve joked many times, is one of those perennial topics in philosophy 101 classes that tends to evoke the most inane and mindless “philosophizing” by the mind-warped morass of modern morlocks. Yet still, it is a film that is packed with esoteric symbolism, philosophy, “predictive programming,” and all other manner of poppy culture engineering. In this analysis, we are going to go elucidate themes, motifs and symbols missed by other sites, as we consider one of the system’s principal works of self-flattery. Interestingly, of all … Continue reading Esoteric Symbolism and Hidden Meaning Uncovered in the Matrix Film