Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Kyle Eschenroeder. “This is a holy moment. A sacramental moment. A moment in which a man feels the gods as close as his own breath. What unknowable mercy has spared us this day? What clemency of the divine has turned the enemy’s spear one handbreadth from our throat and driven it fatally into the breast of the beloved comrade at our side? Why are we still here above the earth, we who are no better, no braver, who reverenced heaven no more than these our brothers whom the gods have dispatched to hell?” In … Continue reading 10 Overlooked Truths About Taking Action
image edited by Web Investigator – Image courtesy the Trustees of the British Library Short of a battlefield, the most violent place in medieval England was Oxford. Why did Brits stop beating each other up? by Jim Sharpe is professor emeritus of early modern history at the University of York. He is the author of Dick Turpin: The Myth of the English Highwayman (2004). On 10 February 1355, St Scholastica Day, two students at the University of Oxford got into a dispute with the landlord of the tavern at which they had been drinking. The quality of the wine, they felt, was not … Continue reading Spoiling for a fight
by Melissa Dykes | Truth Stream Media After 70+ years, we all know how well the Big Pharma model of filling ourselves up with chemicals and ripping out our vital organs has served us… These aren’t “cures”. That system doesn’t heal! A person does not hear sound only through the ears; he hears sound through every pore of his body. It permeates the entire being, and according to its particular influence either slows or quickens the rhythm of the blood circulation; it either wakens or soothes the nervous system. It arouses a person to greater passions or it calms him by … Continue reading Cancer Cure Suppressed for 80 Years
Elizabeth Barrett Browning A beautiful clarion call for making creative work “the filling joy of your life” no matter how difficult the cards you’ve been dealt. BY MARIA POPOVA Elizabeth Barrett Browning (March 6, 1806–June 29, 1861) surmounted an uncommon share of adversity to become one of the most influential writers of the past two centuries, a guiding spirit to such varied pioneers as poet Emily Dickinson and astronomer Maria Mitchell. Since her girlhood, Barrett was bedeviled by intense spinal headaches and muscle pain that would plague her for the remaining four decades of her life, now believed to have been hypokalemic periodic paralysis … Continue reading Elizabeth Barrett Browning on the Dangerous Myth of the Suffering Artist and What Makes Life Worth Living
France, 1950. Photo by Mark Kauffman/LIFE/Getty Not just American or British, the Anglo-Saxon is a mirror to Frenchness: the country’s alter-ego and most feared enemy by Emile Chabal is a chancellor’s fellow in history and the director of the Centre for the Study of Modern and Contemporary History at the University of Edinburgh. In the English-speaking world, the term ‘Anglo-Saxon’ usually refers to a specific period in medieval history. Occasionally, a residual contemporary usage creeps back into general parlance – such as the common expression ‘White Anglo-Saxon Protestant’, used to describe a certain type of American East Coast elite – but this is unusual. … Continue reading Les anglo-saxons
by Christina Sarich, Staff Writer Waking Times In the movie 21 Grams, the idea is presented that upon the moment of death, the human body instantaneously loses exactly 21 grams – supposedly the weight of the soul. Though this is not scientifically proven, there seems to be evidence that our consciousness is indeed a transferable entity – and the ancient Egyptians likely knew exactly how to transfer consciousness, or the soul, from one person to another. There is a similar aim within DARPA and the Shadow Government’s pricey experiments. The merging of humans and machines is already happening whereupon human consciousness is “uploaded” into AI computers. Mind … Continue reading DID THE EGYPTIANS KNOW HOW TO TRANSFER CONSCIOUSNESS FROM ONE ENTITY TO ANOTHER?
Eland antelopes, buffalos and humans, Republic of South Africa, Harrismith, Balmoral 8,000-2,000 BCE. Watercolour by Maria Weyersberg, 1929. Courtesy Frobenius-Institut Frankfurt am Main Our imaginative life today has access to the pre-linguistic, ancestral mind: rich in imagery, emotions and associations Stephen T Asma is professor of philosophy at Columbia College Chicago, where he is a member of the Research Group in Mind, Science and Culture. His latest book is The Evolution of Imagination (2017). Imagination is intrinsic to our inner lives. You could even say that it makes up a ‘second universe’ inside our heads. We invent animals and events that don’t exist, we … Continue reading Imagination is ancient