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Underlying the diversified and localized gross layers of ordinary consciousness there is a unified, nonlocalized, and subtle layer: "pure consciousness."

Ervin Laszlo
 
Our Eternal Existence

17 dec 14 | Laszlo, Peake, The Immortal Mind
Based on a new scientific paradigm in sync with experience-based spirituality, Ervin Laszlo and Anthony Peake explore how consciousness is continually present in the cosmos and can exist without connection to a living organism and the purpose of consciousness is to manifest in living beings in order to continuously evolve.

 

 

 

Endless Movements

12 dec 14 | Berman, Zoom
The planet you are sitting on is whizzing through space thirty-five times faster than the speed of sound. Natural motion dominates our lives and the intricate mechanics of the world around us. in his inspiring new book, Bob Berman explores how motion shapes every aspect of the universe, from the ground up.

 

 

 

The potential of our vital principal

6 dec 14 | Pollack, The Fourth Phase of Water
A fantastic voyage through water, revealing a hidden universe teeming with physical activity and providing answers so simple that any curious person can understand. Water is not always H2O. The author documents a fundamental discovery and uses it to explain common everyday phenomena.

 

 

 

An anti-Apocalypse idea par excellence

1 dec 14 | Schwägerl, The Anthropocene
We are living in a new geological epoch, the Anthropocene, a time in which human dominance of Earth’s biological, chemical and geological processes is an undeniable reality. Christian Schwägerl presents a comprehensive overview of our new role as planetary stewards and shares his vision of a future world in balance.

 

 

 

Slow down, tune out, be still

27 nov 14 | Iyer, The Art of Stillness
Why might a lifelong traveler like Pico Iyer, who has journeyed from Easter Island to Ethiopia, Cuba to Kathmandu, think that sitting quietly in a room might be the ultimate adventure? Because in our madly accelerating world, our lives are crowded, chaotic and noisy. There’s never been a greater need to slow down, tune out and give ourselves permission to be still. A greater necessity than ever before.

 

 

 

Connecting with Nature and Ourselves

21 nov 14 | Bekoff, Rewilding Our Hearts
One of the world’s leading animal experts and activists applies rewilding to human attitudes. He invites readers to do the essential work of becoming reenchanted with the world, acting from the inside out, and dissolving false boundaries to truly connect with both nature and themselves.

 

 

 

Reconnect, Rewire, Remix

13 nov 14 | Jankel, Switch On
A book full of science-inspired, wisdom-wired ideas for how to thrive. A ground-breaking comprehensive philosophy and process for unleashing limitless creativity to break through any problem. An explicit call to connect personal growth with social change, so that our world flourishes too.

 

 

 

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Renewable energy capacity grows at fastest ever pace

eco | 25 sep 14 | Terry Macalister, Guardian
Wind, solar and other renewable power capacity grew at its strongest ever pace last year and now produces 22% of the world’s electricity.

Nature Connection

eco | 19 sep 14 | Daniel Crockett, Huffpost
Reconnection with nature has the ability to transcend previous environmental movements and reshape our world. It will be the next big human trend; a revolution of belonging.

The cetacean brain and hominid perceptions of cetacean intelligence

mind | 15 sep 14 | Paul Watson, The Ecologist
The founder of Sea Shepherd questions man’s monopoly on advanced brain power, and finds a planet suffused with a far deeper intelligence than our own.

Animal Magnetism

life | 11 sep 14 | David P Barash, Aeon
Humans are fascinated by our fellow animals – is that just an evolutionary hangover or something more profound? The author is a psychologist and an evolutionary biologist.

Why Walking Helps Us Think

mind | 11 sep 14 | Ferris Jabr, The New Yorker
What is it about walking, in particular, that makes it so amenable to thinking and writing? An essay along Henry David Thoreau’s journal entry: “Methinks that the moment my legs begin to move, my thoughts begin to flow.”

Take an E – plant a tree

eco | 9 sep 14 | The Admiral, Ecohustler
Under prohibition, drug supply is unregulated and handled by gangsters. As such, our highs often come with immense ecological harm. It doesn’t have to be like this. Plea for ethical and ecologically sound products.

Duck Sex, Aesthetic Evolution, and the Origin of Beauty

science | 9 sep 14 | Interview: Edge
The way nature is – the nature of flowers, birdsong and bird plumages – implies that subjective experiences are fundamentally important in biology. A conversation with evolutionary ornithologist Richard Prum.

Jellyfish Uses Supercomputing Strategy

life | 5 sept 14 | Elizabeth Palermo, Discovery
To locate the best possible meal in the vast waters of its marine habitat, the barrel jellyfish uses a strategy commonly associated with an approach known as fast simulated annealing.

Human altruism traces back to the origins of humanity

science | 5 sept 14 | Michael Balter, sciencemag
Humans are generally highly cooperative and often impressively altruistic, quicker than any other animal species to help out strangers in need.

I Contain Multitudes

mind | 1 sept 14 | Kat McGowan, Quanta Magazine
Your DNA is supposed to be your blueprint, your unique master code, identical in every one of your tens of trillions of cells. It is why you are you, indivisible and whole, consistent from tip to toe.

Death of the Car

eco | 1 sept 14 |  Eeva Haaramo, Norse Code
By 2025, the Finnish capital will have transformed its public transport network – with the help from some clever analytics and more.

Rehearsing for the Future at Boom Festival

culture | 28 aug 14 | Sarah Levine, Reality Sandwich
We are seeing festival culture move beyond being merely a hedonistic playground and into a realm where radical engagement can occur. A recent pilgrimage made this clear.

One

mind | 27 aug 14 | Peter Russell, YouTube
Seven different perspectives on Oneness.

Should we have a right not to work?

culture | 25 aug 14 | John Danaher, Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies
Voltaire once said that “work saves a man from three great evils: boredom, vice and need.” Many people endorse this sentiment. But what about the right not to work? A philosophical disquisition.

Feeling Groovy

mind | 25 aug 14 | David Pearce, YouTube
Discussion on mental health in the third millennium, MDMA and beyond.

It’s not magic, it’s quantum mechanics

mind | 19 aug 14 | Luis R. Valadez, Learning Mind
Our human brains trick us into believing in the idea of separation when in truth, nothing is truly separated.

The first smile

life | 19 aug 14 | Michael Graziano, Aeon
Why do laughter, smiles and tears look so similar? Perhaps because they all evolved from a single root.

Over 10 000 reptiles logged

life | 13 aug 14 | Sathya Achia Abraham, Eric Peters, Virginia Commonwealth University
As of this year, scientists have named and described over 10 000 reptiles, marking a new milestone in cataloging one of the most diverse vertebrate groups.

Better to give than to receive

mind | 13 aug 14 | University of Tuebingen, ScienceDaily
Personality plays an important role in knowledge exchange. Givers share more important knowledge than takers, according to a recent study.

2 Billion Trees, 300 000 Jobs

eco | 7 aug 14 | Michael Graham Richard, treehugger
India’s Rural Development Ministry has decided to try to tackle two problems at the same time: Youth unemployment and bad air quality. It has unveiled a plan to hire up to 300 000 youths to plant 2 billion trees along the country’s highways.

Spiritual Growth and Psychedelics

mind | 7 aug 14 | James W. Jesso, Psychedelic Press UK
Spiritual maturity requires a regular process or practice of some type to bring the essence of wisdom that a psychedelic experience offers into one’s life as a whole.

Beauty Will Save the World

culture | 1 aug 14 |  J. F. Martel, Reality Sandwich
Art doesn’t begin when you realize that you have something to say. It begins at the hour when there is nothing left to say, when everything has been said, when what must be said is unspeakable. It is a way to the sacred.

Praise them!

life | 1 aug 14 | Carlin Flora, Aeon
Everyone thinks that too much praise can turn children into entitled monsters but the science isn’t nearly that simple.

The New Science of Evolutionary Forecasting

science | 25 july 14 | Carl Zimmer, Quanta Magazine
Newly discovered patterns in evolution may help scientists make accurate short-term predictions.

Touched By The Tremendum

mind | 25 july 14 | Terence McKenna, Reality Club Archives
A talk from and an interview from 27 March 1990, with one of the leading authorities on the ontological foundations of shamanism and a fixture of popular counterculture.

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You are the Eternal Universe

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Psychedelic Art

Bruce Riley is a talented Chicago-based artist who creates beautifully psychedelic paintings of poured paint and dripping resin.




Cymatics

New Zealand musician Nigel Stanford shows a series of fascinating experiments that demonstrate how sound waves affect different types of matter.




Crystal Beauty

To reveal the structure of molecules, scientists use a process called X-ray crystallography. Now a photographer has captured images featuring details of the technique, illuminating the structure of matter itself.




The Transcendental Object At The End Of Time

A new movie encompassing the life and works of writer, philosopher, psychonaut and ethnobotanist Terence McKenna.




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Adder Stone

The music of composer and cellist Jo Quail reaches beyond conscious boarders and invites you to explore a constantly shifting landscape.




Om Asatoma

A dreamy downtempo track, touching on aspects of earthen existence and the galactic unknown, by experimental electronic music talent David Tipper.




Algae Bloom In Seven

A dreamy downtempo track, touching on aspects of earthen existence and the galactic unknown, by experimental electronic music talent David Tipper.




Museum of Consciousness

Shpongle's new album is a gigantic sound complex, with each room a different and unique experience into higher multi dimensional realms.




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