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Illumination and the Artificial Womb

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Dear Humans,

Today I wish to return to your awareness an aspect of the Human condition that yields to imaginary lines and abstractions. In a world otherwise composed of natural beauty and harmony, there’s an artificial grid, a template of conformity that grips the planet. And within its broad, sweeping grasp we find lines and boundaries and numbers of all sorts. They are not real in any physical sense, they are only real because we make it so. These handy little abstractions are ubiquitous throughout this synthetic construct, the artificial womb we call society.

Qi Gong – Promoting Health Through Life Energies

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As the efforts to diminish access to supplements and herbs in Europe and America increase, don’t forget that you can still take charge of your health by practicing Qigong. With Qigong, you can influence the subtle life energies that affect your health without relying on physical supplements.

The recognition of Chi energy’s role for good health and healing has emerged through acupuncture, Reiki, and Polarity Therapy. But all of these therapies require a practitioner. Qigong (Chi-gong), however, can be done without a practitioner.

How We Lose Our Personal Power

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Everyone has the potential to live an amazing life. We were all born with a vast amount of energy that, if not depleted, can absolutely be used to create amazing changes in our lives and help us live truly extraordinary lives.

The problem is as time goes by, we start to lose our personal power. We lose our inner power over time not because our body ages but because we simply haven’t been taught how to build and conserve our energy.

Halotherapy and Salt Rooms: Fresh Air For Lungs and Alternative Medicine

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Salt has been an essential, virtually omnipresent part of medicine for thousands of years. It has been used as a remedy, a support treatment, and a preventive measure. Salt can be taken internally or applied topically and continues to be administered in an exceedingly wide variety of forms. Although popular and long established in Europe and many other countries, spelenotherapy and halotherapy are quickly catching on in America as powerful alternative and complementary medical modalities. Spelenotherapy is a method that uses the specific and unique properties of natural underground salt caves/mines to treat chronic and allergic respiratory disorders. Halotherapy involves salt aerosol inhalation and the use of saline solutions, typically utilizing a halogenerator.

Beautiful Tales Unfolding And The Return Of The Light

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Stories just unfold and unfold; hour by hour, the pages of our book are written. Some say we write those pages ourselves, including the seemingly ‘outside of our control’ experiences. Accidents, unwelcome circumstances, surprising opportunities, forgetting, missteps, chance meetings, world events, other people’s decisions, childhood experiences… these things that ‘happen’ make up much of our lives while we respond, or react, or acquiesce, or ignore, or endure them, or stand up to them.

Impressions of Inferiority and the Divine Feminine

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Darkness brought us alive. Deep, rich, restorative darkness; filled with infinite potentiality, fertility, beauty, information of the ages… the magnificent pattern of it All. Beloved darkness. And we turn our face away from the word ‘darkness’ and from the thought of darkness. The light is what we value, the light is what we need, we need tomorrow morning, there is no light in darkness, or so we believe. But yes, there is light in the undervalued darkness.

Fever Slip and the Kingpin of Belief

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Dear Humans,

Today I wish to return to your awareness an aspect of the Human condition that exists just outside normal body temperature. It’s a boundary where ordinary perceptions are transformed through the errant expression of fever. And in this quasi state of consciousness, there is both challenge and opportunity.

5 Hacks To Help You Live A Longer And Healthier Life

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If you are looking to enjoy the fruits of longevity, then the solution lieswithin the lifestyle choices you are making, day on day out. There is no such thing as an elixir of immortality. And that’s actually great news. You don’t need to spend a fortune on magical pills or unproven treatments to beat the reaper. Plenty of studies have shown that people who tend to live a longer and healthier life is the result of proper dietary and lifestyle habits. Nothing magical or esoteric.

Echo of the Primitive

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Between them, the upward aspiration of the Spirit and the pull of the Earth exert the two most fundamental influences on our lives. Strip away all the paraphernalia of modern life and the raw energies of these two forces take hold of us, opening up our latent powers.

What might appear to be two opposing forces turn out to be complementary dynamics sharing one original source.

New Studies Show Wireless Radiation May Be Contributing To Male Infertility

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If you’ve got low sperm count and can’t figure out why, it may be because of your cell phone and laptop. Researchers have recently found a link between the radiation emitted by these devices and male infertility.

In the past, research studies on low sperm count focused on such things as chromosome defects, hormone imbalances and sperm duct defects. More recently, scientists began studying environmental causes, such as medications (especially steroids and hormones), alcohol, tobacco, pesticides, diet and heavy metal exposure. They even researched prolonged bicycling.

The Effects of Video Games on Children’s Brains

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As the number of people playing video games rises, the impact of video games on the human brain becomes a more intriguing research area. Video games are gaining popularity with both children and adults. There is concern among the public that the brutality portrayed on television, as well as within video games, encourages aggressive behavior within its spectators. Critics of this theory remind us that we lack adequate evidence to support this assertion. However, there are some studies demonstrating a connection between video games and a hostile demeanor, as well as disturbed eruptions.

Left Brain Worship and the Religion of Academia

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Dear Humans,

Today I wish to return to consciousness a number of curious aspects associated with the institution that we call “higher learning.” In the process, I’ll call into review certain facets of its design and briefly describe some of the inner-workings of this construct, as I see it.

There are many systems, levels, layers and sub-layers within this organized behemoth, this hulking monstrosity we call formal education. For my part, I am neither an expert on the topic nor am I a passively-unaware observer. As a former participant in the program, I have (like you) invested a great number of hours being “enlightened” by this brand of orthodoxy.

Odyssey - Issue 1 2014

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