Metaphysical Self Defense – The Egg & The Cross

Posted by Soren Dreier Author: Soren Dreier Sometimes we suffer Metaphysical attacks. Usually they come from people who do not agree with us, the things that we say or the things that we do. Often they also come from non-biological beings. The attacks can come from that realm solely, but often it’s a mix of both, since people who are into this sub-human low life stuff are surrounded by these entities. When they hit, and hit hard, we often sense it right away. That is to our advantage since it gives us time to gather our defenses and put up a … Continue reading Metaphysical Self Defense – The Egg & The Cross

The Problem With Being Too Agreeable

Kristin Wong Half an hour had passed and I sat in my car, waiting for my habitually tardy friend to arrive so I could help her move. Resentment and anger started to build. But when she texted, “So sorry, be there soon,” I replied, “No worries! Take your time 🙂 ” I’d had it. I was really sick of this being nice shit. Agreeable Versus Too Agreeable Over the years, I’ve developed a problematic habit of taking my agreeableness too far. Being agreeable isn’t a bad quality. In psychological terms, being agreeable usually means you’re an empathetic person who craves … Continue reading The Problem With Being Too Agreeable

474 Arrested, 28 Children Rescued in California Child-Trafficking Sting

by Lance Schuttler, Guest, Waking Times 474 people have been arrested in California in a 3 day sting operation called “Operation Reclaim and Rebuild.” Over 30 federal, state and local law enforcement agencies and task forces participated in the operation, which saved 28 children and 27 adults. “You are worthy of more. And we will work tirelessly with our partners…to provide you services and help you rebuild your life,” Sheriff Jim McDonald said, addressing the victims during a news conference on Tuesday. While this is a massive success for the movement to end human and child trafficking, there remains much work to be … Continue reading 474 Arrested, 28 Children Rescued in California Child-Trafficking Sting

Against Willpower

  Willpower is a dangerous, old idea that needs to be scrapped. By Carl Erik Fisher Thomas1 was a highly successful and mild-mannered lawyer who was worried about his drinking. When he came to see me at my psychotherapy practice, his wine intake had crept up to six or seven glasses a night, and he was starting to hide it from his family and to feel the effects at work. We discussed treatment strategies and made an appointment to meet again. But when he returned two weeks later, he was despondent: His drinking was totally unchanged. “I just couldn’t cut … Continue reading Against Willpower

The History of Zero: How Ancient Mesopotamia Invented the Mathematical Concept of Naught and Ancient India Gave It Symbolic Form

 Art by Paul Rand from Little 1 by Ann Rand, a vintage concept book about the numbers “If you look at zero you see nothing; but look through it and you will see the world.” BY MARIA POPOVA If the ancient Arab world had closed its gates to foreign travelers, we would have no medicine, no astronomy, and no mathematics — at least not as we know them today. Central to humanity’s quest to grasp the nature of the universe and make sense of our own existence is zero, which began in Mesopotamia and spurred one of the most significant … Continue reading The History of Zero: How Ancient Mesopotamia Invented the Mathematical Concept of Naught and Ancient India Gave It Symbolic Form