Monthly Archives: January 2013

Crossroads: Labor Pains of a New Worldview (2012)

Crossroads: Labor Pains of a New Worldview (2012)

Crossroads: Labor Pains of a New Worldview* is a documentary exploring the depths of the current human condition and the emergence of a worldview that is recreating our world from the inside out.

Weaving together insights and findings from biology, psychology, network science, systems science, business, culture and media, the film reveals the inner workings of the human experience in the 21st century, urging viewers to step out of the box and challenge their own assumptions about who we really are, and why we do what we do.

*Crossroads* places evolutionary context to today’s escalating social unrest, natural disasters, and economic failures. It illuminates the footsteps of an integrated worldview, penetrating its way through the power of social networks to the forefront of our personal and collective awareness. (more…)

Psychiatry To Label Entire Families With A Mental Disorder

Psychiatry To Label Entire Families With A Mental Disorder

By Mike Bundrant

In a stunning display of ignorance, researchers attempt to create a mental diagnosis that can be applied to entire families at once.

“Parental alienation disorder” was denied acceptance into the psychiatric bible, the DSM-5 in spite of “intense lobbying” by supporters. This unofficial yet bold new disorder occurs to more than one person at a time.

I guess if you are trying to label as many people mentally ill as possible, you may as well begin slapping diagnoses on groups.
Parental alienation disorder supposedly happens when parents engage in the common but unfortunate attempt to alienate children from each other. For example, a mother may complain to her son that his father is a flake or a loser or a liar. The father may do the same in return as both parents attempt to win the approval of the child.

This dynamic is not unusual in families. If something similar is going on in your family, you should take measures to correct it. (more…)

Conclusive Data: Marijuana Plant Extract Stops Cancers From Spreading

Conclusive Data: Marijuana Plant Extract Stops Cancers From Spreading

By Marco Torres

The data is very strong and there’s no toxicity associated with A compound found in cannabis could halt the spread of many forms of aggressive cancer, scientists say.

The first research to show marijuana’s anti-tumor properties was presented at the American Association for Cancer Research meeting in Los Angeles in 2007 demonstrating that THC may activate biological pathways that halt cancer cell division or block development of blood vessels that feed tumors. It then became a target of synthetic research into THC for drugs such as ImClone System Inc.’s Erbitux and Amgen Inc.’s Vectibix.

Researchers have now found that the compound, called cannabidiol, had the ability to ‘switch off’ the gene responsible for metastasis in an aggressive form of breast cancer. Importantly, this substance does not produce the psychoactive properties of the cannabis plant. (more…)

Natural Household Cleaning Products From A Permaculture Perspective

Natural Household Cleaning Products From A Permaculture Perspective

By Ross and Jenny Mars

Great news! You can clean almost all of your house, including some of those stubborn stains, with the use of a few natural substances that are cheap to buy and easy to obtain.

From A Permaculture Perspective

One of the most important aspects of permaculture is its ethics. One of these ethics was ‘Care of the Earth’. Many of the sprays, deodorants, laundry cleaning agents and body care products that you may have used in the past and that many others are still using, are slowly poisoning our own families and the environment.

There is an extremely fine line between human desires and ecological disaster. We are slowly destroying the balance that exists between the organisms, which live in our environment. Our production of expensive, chemically-based cleaners, insecticides and herbicides intensifies these problems.

It is only when humans reflect on the use of such substances, or investigate and realise the long-term effects of their actions, that we moderate or abandon the kinds of things, which ultimately threaten our own survival. (more…)

Permaculture: Leadership for Sustainable Futures

Permaculture: Leadership for Sustainable Futures

A presentation by Professor Stuart Hill University of Western Sydney, to the Blue Mountains Permaculture community in June 2011, on permaculture and the ‘inner landscape’.

The Awakening (2012) a film by Max Igan

The Awakening (2012) a film by Max Igan

“In the 21st century, the world is experiencing difficult times. No matter how one chooses to look at things, or how much of a positive attitude one tries to adopt, there is still a great deal of uncertainty among most people in regards to the future and many of those who have taken the time to investigate and who are aware of such things, see the situation as hopeless and many feel powerless in the face of the New World Order Leviathan that is ever more quickly engulfing our civilization. Yet the reality is that the people are not powerless at all, in fact quite the opposite is true, for there is a very simple and effective way to stop the new world order in its tracks.

Let’s be honest about it. The system we live under is corrupt. It’s rotten to the core. It about self service and its run by psychopaths and criminals and everyone knows it. And they get away with it, and the world continues along in this dysfunctional manner simply because we let it continue. So stop going along with it. Understand that the way to bring about real change in the world is through non compliance to the system. And many ask what is non compliance? Does this mean I should quit my job and burn all my money and the answer to any questions such as these is no, of course not. Non compliance is about doing the right thing, its about disconnecting yourself from the system, being responsible for your thoughts, for your actions and your intentions and it lies very much in realizing your own potential. (more…)

New Farm Bill Gives Monsanto Carte Blanche

New Farm Bill Gives Monsanto Carte Blanche

By Carolanne Wright

Imagine judicial review for protecting consumer rights and the environment going up in a puff of smoke and biotech corporations like Monsanto having complete immunity to plant whatever they want, whenever they want — without testing. This is exactly what a small amendment in the proposed new farm bill guarantees.

The fine print
H.R. 5973: Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2013 is legislation that will form agricultural and food policy in the U.S. if passed. According to American Farmland Trust:

“The farm bill is a package of federal legislation enacted every five to seven years to set the general direction for America’s farm and food policy. Congress enacted the first farm bill in the wake of the Great Depression with the dual goals of supporting America’s farmers and ranchers and helping them to maintain their land.” (more…)

Green Gold (2012) Permaculture Documentary

Green Gold (2012) Permaculture Documentary

Green Gold (2012) Documentary by John D. Liu

“It’s possible to rehabilitate large-scale damaged ecosystems with the use of permaculture design principles and techniques.”

Environmental film maker John D. Liu documents large-scale ecosystem restoration projects in China, Africa, South America and the Middle East, highlighting the enormous benefits to people and planet of undertaking these efforts globally. Geoff Lawton explains about permaculture and the projects he has develloped in Jordan.

A truly uplifting story how humanity can repair the damaged ecosystems worldwide by systematically applying permaculture design principles and techniques to restore these systems. Ecosystem repair will be the great story of the coming decades! A return of humanity respecting ecology and starting a cooperative bond again with nature.

Kymatica (2009)

Kymatica (2009)

Kymatica (2009) is a film by Ben Stewart that deals in metaphysics and the evolution of the “self”.

“In nature, all that we perceive with our five senses is a result of two fundamental principles. Everything in existence is made of a relationship between vibration and matter. Vibration is a masculine creative force countered by matter, which is a feminine receptive force. Thus begins the principle of duality. We see this duality in ancient myths and philosophies, yet only those philosophies and scriptures that were perverted and raped of the original meaning gave the impression that one polarity was good while the other was evil. The original sages, adepts and shamans taught that both are necessary and one would not exist without the other. These two important principles come together to form all things in the universe. THIS IS KYMATICA.”

Regulators Discover a Hidden Viral Gene in Commercial GMO Crops

Regulators Discover a Hidden Viral Gene in Commercial GMO Crops

How should a regulatory agency announce they have discovered something potentially very important about the safety of products they have been approving for over twenty years?

In the course of analysis to identify potential allergens in GMO crops, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has belatedly discovered that the most common genetic regulatory sequence in commercial GMOs also encodes a significant fragment of a viral gene (Podevin and du Jardin 2012). This finding has serious ramifications for crop biotechnology and its regulation, but possibly even greater ones for consumers and farmers. This is because there are clear indications that this viral gene (called Gene VI) might not be safe for human consumption. It also may disturb the normal functioning of crops, including their natural pest resistance. (more…)