Panpsychism, the idea that inanimate objects have consciousness, gains steam in science communities

DNA, Atoms and particles (Getty Images/Yuichiro Chino) An expanding notion of what “consciousness” is could have profound repercussions By MATTHEW ROZSA Dr. Martin Picard is an associate professor of behavioral medicine at Columbia University Irving Medical Center, specializing in both psychiatry and neurology. Together, expertise in these two fields suits one well to understanding the essence of what makes one human. Picard is particularly knowledgable about mitochondria, a structure found within nearly all cells that have a nucleus. They provide most of the chemical energy that cells use in their various biochemical tasks, and are sometimes likened to batteries. Picard sees something else in mitochondria, too. Last year, he … Continue reading Panpsychism, the idea that inanimate objects have consciousness, gains steam in science communities

THE EVIL TWINS OF TRANSHUMANISM AND TECHNOCRACY

by Patrick Wood, Guest Waking Times The dots between Technocracy and Transhumanism are easily connected once its understood that both sit atop the pseudo-science religion of Scientism, which posits that science is god and scientists and engineers are its priesthood. This article provides the current framework to understand this nexus. Technocracy is to the transformation of society as Transhumanism is to the transformation of the human condition of people who would live in that society. Both are underpinned by a religious belief known as Scientism that says that science is a god and that scientists, engineers and technologists are the priesthood … Continue reading THE EVIL TWINS OF TRANSHUMANISM AND TECHNOCRACY

CYCLES OF TIME

by Elva Thompson, Guest Waking Times In today’s reality, change is happening so fast we can hardly keep up with it. The ‘unimaginable’ is staring us in the face, and we feel powerless to act as we are swept along by the will of elite bureaucrats and their minions. Mixed messages from the controlled media and self serving, barely conscious politicians have led to mass fear, confusion, uncertainty and psychosis in the general public. We have been financially crippled, masked, locked up and isolated from each other under threats of fines and imprisonment for a disease that at max has a … Continue reading CYCLES OF TIME

Will virtual reality be the death of truth?

A famous thought experiment from the 1970s is more relevant today than ever before. by Jonny Thomson  Philosopher Robert Nozick asked if we would rather live in the real world or inside a virtual reality machine of never-ending pleasure. Frederich Nietzsche asked if truth is really the greatest virtue. People seem to be hard-wired to want the truth, no matter how brutal or unpleasant. The year is 2045, and an eccentric billionaire has revealed to the world an incredible new invention. It’s called the “experience machine,” and it’s an utterly immersive virtual reality device. It provides multi-sensory stimulation with such … Continue reading Will virtual reality be the death of truth?

DOCUMENTARY EXPOSES THE ALARMING TRUTH – TV PUTS US IN HYPNOTIC STATE AND SUPPRESSES CRITICAL THINKING

by Phillip Schneider, Staff Writer Waking Times A documentary titled Pseudology: The Art of Lying tells what many of us already presumed. Watching television does put the viewer in a suggestible, almost hypnotic, state of mind and suppresses our ability to think critically. The documentary explains: “If you’ve ever experienced a mind fog after watching television, you’re not alone. The brain has four modes that it operates in, and four brain wave patterns. Delta is when you’re deep asleep, Theta is when you’re in light sleep, Alpha is awake but relaxed, it’s the mode of thinking that you are in when you’re in the most … Continue reading DOCUMENTARY EXPOSES THE ALARMING TRUTH – TV PUTS US IN HYPNOTIC STATE AND SUPPRESSES CRITICAL THINKING

HONEY VERSUS BLOOD – THE BATTLE BETWEEN COMFORT AND COURAGE

by Gary Z McGee, Self-inflicted Philosophy Waking Times “Remember: you are master of your own destiny, digger of your own rut. Destiny can be altered. Ruts are filled all the time. If you lay in yours too long, someone will bury you in it.” ~Pat Mestern Fortitude. Backbone. Gumption. Grit. Mettle. All too often our abundant privilege and soothing creature comforts rob us of these vital aspects of character. We grow soft, weighed down by extreme convenience, uncontrolled contentedness, and a cultural conditioning that brainwashes us into believing that maintaining the comfort zone is the be-all-end-all. As a culture, courage is … Continue reading HONEY VERSUS BLOOD – THE BATTLE BETWEEN COMFORT AND COURAGE

THE HARMONY OF NONCONFORMITY

by Jason Gregory, New Dawn Waking Times In a linear world, the external order dictates an artificial way of life to the individual, creating a conformist society and forcing us to relinquish our power to a machine that is unnatural and devoid of life. This passive conformity can be traced back to the origins of the Vedic Hindu caste system and the feudal system under medieval Western Christianity. When a settled agrarian culture such as these is born, it tends to build towns, not only to protect people from outside influences but also to develop a mental framework based on rules … Continue reading THE HARMONY OF NONCONFORMITY

META-MASTERY: TRANSCENDING BELIEF

Gary Z McGee, Self-inflicted Philosophy Waking Times “Now I am nimble, now I fly, now I see myself under myself, now a god dances within me.” ~Nietzsche To go Meta. To transcend. To surpass, eclipse, excel. To rise above and go beyond the limits. Meta-mastery is the uncommon ability to overcome all beliefs. To allow that which does not matter truly slide. “To entertain a thought without accepting it.” To go Meta over all answers. A meta-master is an existential ninja injecting a Buddhist nonattachment into all things. A meta-master is the personification of the bird’s-eye view, perched upon the Branch … Continue reading META-MASTERY: TRANSCENDING BELIEF

The mind-blowing science behind how our brains shape reality

Do we see the world as it really is, or are we creating our own reality? We delve into the neuroscience behind the world that we experience. By Dr Lisa Feldman-Barrett There is a classic Monty Python sketch in which a customer, played by John Cleese, enters a pet shop to buy a cat. The dodgy shopkeeper, played by Michael Palin, whips out a terrier instead and offers to convert the dog surgically into a cat, a budgie, or a fish. “Terriers make lovely fish,” he assures the customer. “I could do that for you straight away. Legs off, fins on, stick a … Continue reading The mind-blowing science behind how our brains shape reality

DIGITAL VACCINE PASSPORTS BEING ROLLED OUT EVERYWHERE TO PROVE YOU’VE ‘GOT YOUR SHOTS’

Robert Wheeler, The Organic Pepper Waking Times For those of you who thought the pandemic hysteria and the totalitarian results from it would magically disappear after Joe Biden’s inauguration, you were, well… …wrong. As I wrote about in this article, there are currently two existing vaccine passports options, one being operational in the United States right now: Common Pass: Created by Commons Project, this health pass has been in international use since October on United and Cathay Pacific flights between New York, London, Singapore, and Hong Kong. Common Pass operates via Apple’s Health app on iOS and CommonHealth for Android. It connects to 230 … Continue reading DIGITAL VACCINE PASSPORTS BEING ROLLED OUT EVERYWHERE TO PROVE YOU’VE ‘GOT YOUR SHOTS’