by Gary Z McGee, Guest Waking Times “The snake which cannot cast its skin has to die. As well the minds which are prevented from changing their opinions; they cease to be mind.” ~Friedrich Nietzsche If you would be alive –if you would choose to live an examined life, a fulfilled life, a self-actualized life, a life well-lived– then don’t fearfully choose the safe road, what Jung called “The Road of Death.” Choose instead the courage to face the trials and tribulations of an adventurous road, a road full of danger and risk. On the bridge from Man to Overman, there is no place for … Continue reading SHEDDING OUTDATED SKIN: BUILDING THE BRIDGE FROM MAN TO OVERMAN
by Dylan Charles, Editor Waking Times Over the years, the description of the tyrants and psychopaths that so often occupy positions of power in our world has evolved, and today it is fashionable to refer to this nebulous group by using the term ‘Evil Cabal.’ Language is perhaps the most important device we have for creating reality, and just as George Orwell knew, the more linguistically vague, simplistic, ambiguous and nondescript the language, the more room there is to shape perception. This is called Newspeak, and in the case of the ‘Evil Cabal,’ the term fails to fully describe our complex world, but succeeds tremendously in maintaining … Continue reading HOW YOU CAN UNDERMINE THE ‘EVIL CABAL’
Gan Khoon Lay / Emily Cho by Kristin Houser How many social activists does it take to change the world? No, this isn’t the setup for some lame joke. It’s a question no one really knew the answer to. Until now. We’ve seen plenty of shifts in society’s views — in just the last hundred years in America, the majority’s opinion on everything from gay rights to gender equality changed dramatically. However, we’ve never really nailed down if there was a “tipping point” for this social change — a specific number of people needed to push a belief from the fringes … Continue reading Want to Change Society’s Views? Here’s How Many People You’ll Need on Your Side
NATHAN BENN / GETTY Animal suffering is incredibly difficult to measure. So is whether or not it actually benefits research. by INGFEI CHEN Each year, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, roughly 820,800 guinea pigs, dogs, cats, and other animals covered by the Animal Welfare Act are used in research in the United States; of those, about 71,370 are subjected to unalleviated pain. These stats don’t track the millions of mice and rats that are used in lab experiments and excluded from the animal protection law (although the rodents are covered by other federal regulations). Scientists and their institutions say they’re … Continue reading How Much Pain Should Animals Endure for Science?
by: Mike Adams (Natural News) You have been hypnotized by the establishment to ignore certain elements of reality. Like nearly everyone living today, you suffer from what professional hypnotists call “negative hallucinations,” which means you subconsciously DELETE things from your observations of reality, and you do so in accordance with deliberate programming that you’re not even aware is targeting you. To help you understand how powerfully you’ve been manipulated and programmed to follow “negative hallucinations,” I’ve posted a video called “Green Five,” which presents you with simple, shocking evidence in your own pocket (or purse) that you’ve been programmed to ignore the … Continue reading GREEN FIVE: Health Ranger video allows you to prove to yourself that you’ve been quietly hypnotized to delete reality
by Ethan Indigo Smith, Contributor Waking Times The information age is changing entirety. It has changed and continues to change so rapidly that many of us, many times, find ourselves playing catch-up, not just with trends of communication but also with shifts in the flow of information itself. The internet provides access to information and education on everything from politics to physics. Indeed we are presently more capable of being knowledgeable than other group of people to have ever lived. Internet communication devices are almost like having a key to the Akashic Field; we can tap into practically all information anywhere on … Continue reading MAINSTREAM MEDIA VS. THE AGE OF INFORMATION
Clinic run by nuns in the village of Kati, near Bamako, Mali, in 1994. Photo by Abbas/Magnum International development has focussed on material goods, but religion has an important role to play in human flourishing by Manini Sheker is a scholar and writer interested in religion, the arts, social justice, the environment and the good life. Her writing has appeared in The Guardian, openDemocracy and Litro, among others Edited by Sam Haselby The Nobel Prize-winning economist Amartya Sen’s Development as Freedom (1999) begins with a parable from the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad, one of the oldest scriptures of Hinduism. Maitreyi asks her husband Yajnavalkya whether she would achieve immortality if she had all … Continue reading What good is religion?