Gone To Burning Man '11
This week, while much of the Reality Sandwich team decamps for the Burning Man Festival in Gerlach, Nevada, we offer a selection of noteworthy articles that appeared on the site earlier this year. We'll be back on Tuesday, September 6. Enjoy!
Noosphere: The Next Stage in the Evolution of Human Consciousness, A Testimony
by José Argüelles
The presentiment of the Noosphere awakened in me in 1969, upon seeing the Earth from space on TV. Soon after, I organized the First Whole Earth Festival. Buckminster Fuller suggested to me the presence of a psychic field or thought belt around the planet. It was by this means, Bucky wrote me, that he could converse with the pre-Socratics.
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A Guide to the Perplexed Interdimensional Traveler
by Jonathan Zap
An Interdimensional Traveler must have a moral purpose, and must be aware of all the shrinking rays that press upon us. The price of freedom for the Traveler is eternal vigilance about the sticky enchantments that would like to bind us to the Babylon Matrix and turn us into hordes of automatons and hungry ghosts.
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On the Edge of Life and Death: The Niños Santos Way
by Sarah Maiden
When I first encountered the mushrooms, I had been taking antidepressants for years. The mushrooms told me I was an addict and that the pills were toxic to me. After being hospitalized due to my reaction to Paxil at age 19, I decided the mushrooms were right. Eventually, I met a Mazatec grandmother who holds a Ni√±os Santos lineage of curandisimo.
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Sacred Economics: Chapter 1, "The Gift World" (Pt. 2)
by Charles Eisenstein
My intention is that by identifying the core features of the economics of Separation, we may be empowered to envision an economics of Reunion, an economics that restores to wholeness our fractured communities, relationships, cultures, ecosystems, and planet. ‚Äì The second installment from Sacred Economics: Money, Gift, and Society in the Age of Transition.
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"2012" and Electromagnetic Effects on Consciousness
by Dieter Broers
Our research team found that brain waves could be altered and even controlled via electromagnetic waves, and that specific force field levels produce the same effects as psychoactive substances. That fluctuations in the electromagnetic spectrum can radically change consciousness could explain what will happen to humanity at the end of 2012.
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A Dangerous Mind: Chatting With William Etundi, Jr.
by Daniel Pinchbeck
"I threw a big party where I told everyone to bring seven dollars in one-dollar bills," said Will. "We stamped the bills with the word, Satisfied? On the day after Thanksgiving, we took this huge bag of money and climbed to the top of a phone booth in the biggest shopping district in NYC, took out the money in big fistfuls, and tossed it out into the crowd."
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Wisdom's Dare: The Future of a Divine Experiment
by John Lamb Lash
A divine experiment has gone wrong due to anomalous, unforeseen conditions that did not factor into the original set-up of the experiment as Sophia previsioned it. It is what we of the human species could do here on earth, by way of creating a free, cooperative social order, if we were to realize our divine potential and achieve it according to the designs and purposes of the resident divinity, Gaia-Sophia.
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The Greatest Epidemic Sickness Known to Humanity
by Paul Levy
For thousands of years a psychological disease has been informing human self-destructive behavior. A psychosis in the true sense of the word as a "sickness of the soul," this illness is at the root of humanity's inhumanity to itself.
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The Ascendance of Psychotic Knowledge
We have entered a period of epistemological chaos. The true condition of our world, indeed the very nature of our phenomenal reality, including agreement regarding the meaning of knowledge itself, is completely up for grabs. This has led to the rise of a new and unprecedented kind of discourse, which can be categorized as psychotic knowledge.
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New Age Fundamentalism
by Adam Elenbaas
Growing up in the evangelical church and studying ayahuasca the past six years, I've seen how religious doctrines can turn into roadblocks in our relationship to God and each other. The new age movement is a young, innovative religious development on the planet, and we can avoid the trap of fundamentalism if we carefully study its implied doctrines.
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Lada Gaga: The Visionary Rebirth of the Divine Mother Monster
by Wahkeena Sitka Huva
Lady Gaga is a visionary pop star icon for the 21st century and the emerging new paradigm. She communes with her fans intimately through Facebook, Twitter and videos with an incredibly open heart, and seems to be saying over and over again that the core of her message is about how to love oneself.
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