Kundalini (kuá¹‡á¸alinÄ« à¤•à¥à¤£à¥à¤¡à¤²à¤¿à¤¨à¥€) Sanskrit, literally "coiled". In Indian yoga, a "corporeal energy" - an unconscious, instinctive or libidinal force or Shakti, envisioned either as a goddess or else as a sleeping serpent coiled at the base of the spine, hence a number of English renderings of the term such as 'serpent power'. Kundalini is considered a part of the subtle body along with chakras (energy centres) and nadis (channels). The overall concept has many points in common with Chinese acupuncture.
Yoga and Tantra propose that this energy may be "awakened" by such means as austerities, breath and other physical exercises, visualization and chanting. It may then rise up a subtle channel at the spine (called Sushumna) to the head, bringing psychological illumination. Each chakra is said to contain special characteristics. Yogis tend to attempt this alone, Tantrics in couples, both usually under the instruction of a guru.
Classic descriptions of astrotheology and the belief systems that accompany them. Some great historical work with Santa's origins in the Siberian traditions and the Christmas lore that entangles into the Christian mythos and hallucinogenic sacraments of the season.
Duncan Oâ€™Finioan was the Ultimate Warrior... brainwashed, conditioned and controlled as part of a highly classified MKULTRA program called PROJECT TALENT. From a thousand others trained as child warriors in 1966, he is now, he believes, only one of 20 left alive to tell the story.
In his powerful and compelling testimony for the camera â€“ one of the most extraordinary we have ever heard â€“ Duncan describes:
â€“ His mission to â€œterminateâ€ the very drunk, future President of the United States... George W Bush; â€“ His dizzying enhanced physical and psychic abilities... including the abilities to hurl someone across the room with his mind, and walk through a solid wall; â€“ How he and 11 other children were flown to Cambodia to deliver a targeted death blow to all the surrounding Khmer Rouge troops... using only the combined power of their minds; â€“ How his right arm is â€œhardwiredâ€ and is capable of astonishing speed and strength; â€“ His struggle to regain his memory, aided by a car accident which led to the discovery of a cranial implant uncovered by an MRI machine... deactivating the implant and causing the MRI machine to catch fire; â€“ His role as a programmed assassin, targeting Americans under the command of an undisclosed agency; â€“ The selection, torture, and brutal training process that he endured... and which children are undergoing to this day; â€“ And moreâ€¦
Twenty years later, Duncan (who is of mixed Cherokee and Irish blood) comes forward to tell the truth about the Ultimate Warrior project: how he was chosen, groomed and tortured into becoming the perfect fighting machine, combining physical superiority with the extraordinary mental abilities of a psychic spy.
Fearless, principled, and determined to regain control over his life, Duncan Oâ€™Finioan tells his story in detail. Do not miss this interview.
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I've been waiting for the right time to post this amazing monumental presentation regarding the occult and esoteric pagan history behind religious symbolism in relation to Jesus and Sun cycles, amanita muscaria mushroom (fly agaric) and the divine experiences of altered states of consciousness through entheogenic drugs. Happy Holidaze...
Thousands of years ago, in the pre monarchic era, psychedelic/entheogenic substances where publicly known world wide and were respected for their ability to bring forth the divine, Yahweh, God, The Great Spirit, etc., by the many cultures who used them. Often the entire tribe or community would partake in the entheogenic rites. These rites were often used in initiation into adulthood, for healing, to help guide the community in the decision process, and to bring the direct religious experience to anyone seeking it, that might take these psychedelic sacraments properly.
In the pre literate world, the knowledge of psychedelic plant sacraments, as well as fertility rites and astronomical knowledge surrounding the sun, stars, and zodiac, known as astrotheology, were anthropomorphized into human/god like beings so their stories and practices could be passed down for generations. Weather changes over millenniums caused environmental changes that altered the available foods and plant sacraments available in the local vicinity. If a tribe lost its shamanic El-der (El - God), all of the tribe's knowledge of their plant sacraments as well as astronomical knowledge would be lost.
Video: Terence McKenna on Hallucinogens and Culture with Jeffrey Mishlove
HALLUCINOGENS AND CULTURE: Hallucinogenic substances have been instrumental in the foundation of many aspects of our cultural heritage. In this challenging program, McKenna suggests ways in which hallucinogenic plants have been associated with spiritual traditions in ancient India, in the Amazon and in medieval Europe.
Alan Wilson Watts (January 6, 1915 â€“ November 16, 1973) was a philosopher, writer, speaker, and expert in comparative religion. He wrote over twenty-five books and numerous articles on subjects such as personal identity, the true nature of reality, consciousness and the pursuit of happiness, relating his experience to scientific knowledge and to the teachings of Eastern and Western religions or philosophies (Zen Buddhism, Taoism, Christianity, Hinduism). Beyond this, he was sensitive to certain new leanings in the West, and was in a position to be a proponent for certain shifts in attitudes regarding society, the natural world, lifestyles, and aesthetics. Alan Watts was a well-known autodidact. He was best known as an interpreter and popularizer of Asian philosophies.
New research from the Scripps Research Institute in California shows that the active ingredient in marijuana, delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), may prevent the progression of Alzheimer's disease by preserving levels of an important neurotransmitter acetylcholine (ACh) which is responsible for learning and memory as well as muscle contractions. The THC found in marijuana works more effectively at preventing the break down of ACh on those with Alzheimer's disease as opposed to the other pharmaceutical drugs currently available on the market for patients.
THC is also more effective at blocking clumps of protein that can inhibit memory and cognition in Alzheimer's patients, the researchers reported in the journal Molecular Pharmaceutics.
The researchers said their discovery could lead to more effective drug treatment for Alzheimer's, the leading cause of dementia among the elderly.
Alzheimer's disease is a progressive and irreversible brain disorder characterized by gradual deterioration of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. Those afflicted suffer memory loss, impaired reasoning, diminished language, and physical functioning. The ultimate cause of the disease is unknown, though believed to be hereditary.
Marijuana is also used to relieve glaucoma and can help reduce side effects from cancer and AIDS treatment.
Possessing marijuana for recreational use is illegal in many parts of the world, including the United States, though some states allow possession for medical purposes.
Jonathan Ott is a highly regarded ethnobotanist, writer, natural products Chemist, Botanical researcher, and pundit in the area of entheogens and their cultural and historical uses. Of particular note is his book Ayahuasca Analogues, in which he researched and identified numerous plants around the globe containing the harmala alkaloids of Banisteriopsis caapi, which are MAOIs, and plants containing Dimethyltryptamine, which together are the chemical base of the South American Ayahuasca brew. He collaborated with important workers like Christian RÃ¤tsch and Jochen Gartz, and appeared as a speaker at the Starwood Festival in 1996. He has co-authored several key books and papers with the late ethnomycologist R. Gordon Wasson. He has many years experience field collecting in Mexico, where he lives and manages a small natural products laboratory and botanical garden of medicinal herbs. - Wikipedia