STOP! And Listen…

 

by Edith Boyer-Telmer

Dear Friends,
being born in the airy zodiac sign of Aquarius, I do feel particularly excited these days about the wonderful energies that have been collectively activated in each of us, during the influence of the resent Aquarius Full Moon and Total Lunar Eclipse.
Over the last week many beings in the human collective have experienced that the tension on planet earth has been rising and that the Aquarian energies have allowed us a mental opening to a profounder understanding of brotherhood of man in the
Golden Age of Aquarius. In my last post from August 2nd, I shared some number sequences that the Angelic Realms have transmitted in order to help us integrate this massive teachings. Now it is on us to listen!!

From a spiritual perspective this magical energies have invited us to learn more about the big inner stretch that is needed for humans to be self responsible care taker of our own personal soul path, and collectively responsible care taker of human rights and nature rights on planet earth.

Next time you’re stressed, take a step back, inhale and laugh. remember who you are and why you’re here. you’re never given anything in this world you can’t handle. be strong, be flexible, love yourself, and love others. Always remember, just keep moving forward.

One must know and trust that life is unique, unrepeatable, one of a kind, beautiful, simple, challenging, sweet, hard and we just need to take a step back and find reasons to love it.
Senora Roy

Some days I just need to take a step back and take some time for me, Be me, Love me, Pamper me, Nurture me, and Recharge my Soul.
Karen Kostyla

The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.
Coco Chanel

This is slavery, not to speak one’s thought.
Euripides
Buffalo Springfield – For what its worth
There’s something happening here
But what it is ain’t exactly clear
There’s a man with a gun over there
Telling me I got to beware

I think it’s time we stop
Children, what’s that sound?
Everybody look – what’s going down?

There’s battle lines being drawn
Nobody’s right if everybody’s wrong
Young people speaking their minds
Getting so much resistance from behind

It’s time we stop
Hey, what’s that sound?
Everybody look – what’s going down?

What a field day for the heat
A thousand people in the street
Singing songs and carrying signs
Mostly saying, “hooray for our side”

It’s time we stop
Hey, what’s that sound?
Everybody look – what’s going down?

Paranoia strikes deep
Into your life it will creep
It starts when you’re always afraid
Step out of line, the men come and take you away

We better stop
Hey, what’s that sound?
Everybody look – what’s going down

Dear ones, I hope you are highly motivated right now to open your mind and ears, to listen closely and put what ever you receive as guidance immediately into higher action!! Take the incredible chance the Aquarius Full Moon and Total Lunar Eclipse have provided for us and make another personal leap into the vibration of the Golden Age of Aquarius.
Love and Blessings
Edith

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Choosing Leadership That Brings The Golden Age Of Aquarius

6Dear Friends,
over the last few month I shared with you several articles about the divine / hermetic laws, that have a big saying in how our life on earth works out. I also talked about the existing example, that we have on earth right now, in the Native American leadership guidelines – fit for the Golden Age of Aquarius.
In the collective awareness, recently there is a bigger change occurring. We could watch the awakening frequencies spread their impact several times in a way, that again and again opened the doors to help ourselves to a pineal gland awakening, a chance that thousands of individuals took. And now we are at the edge again to decide about our collective future, by internally clearing what authentic leadership, true service and the manifestation of the Golden Age mean to us. So when I ran into this words, I felt like sharing them for inspiration and clarification. I hope you enjoy the read!
Love and Blessings ;-)!
Edith

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This is an except from the writings of Suzy Kassem: Rise Up and Salute the Sun
RAINBOW VOICES
I ask people of the world and children of light to start reflecting the stories of their souls to vibrate wisdom around the earth. Pick up a paintbrush or microphone. Press the inks of your pens to paper or tap words onto your screens, and start sharing what you know and have learned with the masses. Turn your personal painting into a piece of the earth’s puzzle so that our unified assemblage of thoughts, experiences and lessons reveal common truths that cannot be denied. Imagine the changes that could happen if everyone suddenly stopped acting like someone else, became true to themselves, and celebrated the beauty of their uniqueness.
Only after people have willingly removed their masks and costumes, and have begun pouring light from their hearts to reveal their vulnerability, dreams and pains, will we be able to see that beneath the surface we are all the same. After all, how can the world collectively fight for truth, if soldiers in its army are void of truth? We must first all be true by putting truth in our words and actions. And to do so, everyone must learn to think and react with their conscience. Imagine what Truth could do to neutralize the clutches of evil once this black and white world suddenly became embraced by a strong rainbow of loud powerful voices. We could put color back into every home, every school, every industry, every nation, and every garden on earth where flowers have been crushed by corruption.”ddA NATION’S GREATNESS DEPENDS ON ITS LEADER
To vastly improve your country and truly make it great again, start by choosing a better leader. Do not let the media or the establishment make you pick from the people they choose, but instead choose from those they do not pick. Pick a leader from among the people who is heart-driven, one who identifies with the common man on the street and understands what the country needs on every level. Do not pick a leader who is only money-driven and does not understand or identify with the common man, but only what corporations need on every level.
Pick a peacemaker. One who unites, not divides. A cultured leader who supports the arts and true freedom of speech, not censorship. Pick a leader who will not only bail out banks and airlines, but also families from losing their homes — or jobs due to their companies moving to other countries. Pick a leader who will fund schools, not limit spending on education and allow libraries to close. Pick a leader who chooses diplomacy over war. An honest broker in foreign relations. A leader with integrity, one who says what they mean, keeps their word and does not lie to their people. Pick a leader who is strong and confident, yet humble. Intelligent, but not sly. A leader who encourages diversity, not racism. One who understands the needs of the farmer, the teacher, the doctor, and the environmentalist — not only the banker, the oil tycoon, the weapons developer, or the insurance and pharmaceutical lobbyist.

Pick a leader who will keep jobs in your country by offering companies incentives to hire only within their borders, not one who allows corporations to outsource jobs for cheaper labor when there is a national employment crisis. Choose a leader who will invest in building bridges, not walls. Books, not weapons. Morality, not corruption. Intellectualism and wisdom, not ignorance. Stability, not fear and terror. Peace, not chaos. Love, not hate. Convergence, not segregation. Tolerance, not discrimination. Fairness, not hypocrisy. Substance, not superficiality. Character, not immaturity. Transparency, not secrecy. Justice, not lawlessness. Environmental improvement and preservation, not destruction. Truth, not lies.

Most importantly, a great leader must serve the best interests of the people first, not those of multinational corporations. Human life should never be sacrificed for monetary profit. There are no exceptions. In addition, a leader should always be open to criticism, not silencing dissent. Any leader who does not tolerate criticism from the public is afraid of their dirty hands to be revealed under heavy light. And such a leader is dangerous, because they only feel secure in the darkness. Only a leader who is free from corruption welcomes scrutiny; for scrutiny allows a good leader to be an even greater leader.
And lastly, pick a leader who will make their citizens proud. One who will stir the hearts of the people, so that the sons and daughters of a given nation strive to emulate their leader’s greatness. Only then will a nation be truly great, when a leader inspires and produces citizens worthy of becoming future leaders, honorable decision makers and peacemakers. And in these times, a great leader must be extremely brave. Their leadership must be steered only by their conscience, not a bribe.”11Source: Goodread

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A Golden Age Of Aquarius During The Economic Crisis? The Prove It’s Possible

2by Edith Boyer-Telmer

Dear Friends,
over the last few month you repeatedly heard me talking about the fact that for humanity to collectively enter the Golden Age of Aquarius, our ideas and concepts of leadership and community have to change. By now daily more people realize that the current paradigm of relaying to another and being with each other, does not really work for human beings, and needs to be adapted to the time and energy field we are living in. And while we where talking about how it works and what needs to change, a small Spanish town did the first steps!

Marinaleda is a small Spanish town in the province of Seville, Andalusia. The town is a self-identified social-democratic and cooperative municipality of 2,700 people on an area of 25 km2. The town is located at an altitude of 205 meters and lies 108 kilometers east of the provincial capital, Seville. The first indications of human settlement in the territory now covered by the Marinaleda municipality go back to the late Neolithic and Chalcolithic periods, about 5,000 years ago. Stone tools and traces of seeds and dwelling places have been found, that proved so.

In 1997 the Marinaleda S.C.A. Cooperative was founded to cultivate the farm collectively. Three years later, a food processing plant was set up, supplied by the raw materials of the cooperative: piquillo pepper, beans, artichokes and olives. An oil press was also built. Production continued to increase, and employment along with it. In 2008 the economic crisis that began to affect the European Union by 2010, particularly in the southern countries. While 30% of the active population in Andalusia was without work, Marinaleda had full employment.

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And while we were struggling for land, for industry, for employment, we realized that there were other basic rights that had to be won. And the first necessity we identified was the lack of places to live, but we also realized that there was no place for our elders after so many years of hardship and troubles, nor was there a medical clinic, nor a day nursery, nor sports facilities, and the streets were unpaved and almost unlit.

By Social Democracy we mean unlimited access to all forms of well-being for the whole population of our village. We have always thought that liberty without equality is nothing, and that democracy without real well-being for real people is an empty word and a way to deceive people into believing they are part of a project when in fact they are not needed at all. It seemed to us that in this principle there should be no limits; that the people should have a dream of collective welfare and that it should be realized by struggle, because no popular aspirations, no matter how unreachable they may seem, can be rejected either in thought or in action by a genuinely revolutionary Left. In this way we were able to win each and all of the things that we were clearly lacking. – End of Quote

So this small community of just over 2,500 inhabitants seems a paradise: it is a village where unemployment does not exist and where to build a house is possible with 15 €, thanks to a cooperation based on economic system. Surrounded by kilometers of olive groves, green hills and golden wheat fields, which extend to the horizon, Marinaleda is a nice, quiet town; at first glance no different from all the other towns and villages that are located in the south of Spain.marinaleda2Where is the secret? Since the outbreak of the financial crisis of 2008 Marinaleda began to gain fame; and the mayor, Juan Manuel Sánchez Gordillo, who is also known as “Robin Hood of Spain” says the motto of his community is: not competition but cooperation.

Gordillo was elected mayor in 1979 and founded the economic policy of the city to work in the fields and on the processing industry: 70% of the population is employed in these activities, while the rest of the residents has taken jobs necessary in small businesses and the public institutions such as schools and offices. The result? While in Spain, unemployment is 30%, youth unemployment is at 55%, in Marinaleda they have 0%. The land belongs to the community and produces, stores and carries vegetables like peppers, artichokes and olive oil, there is also a mill and a factory of canned food. All employees receive the same salary as € 47 a day, regardless of the work, paid for the six working days, for a total of 1128 euros per month.
And there is even more: for all citizens a house of 90 square meters to build, in a really simple and with little paperwork.

Every citizen has to give a lead of just 15 euros (for the papers), while land and the project will be made available from the town hall, and the money interest by the Andalusian government borrowed interest-free, and the citizens themselves decide the monthly rate that is paid for the purchase, which only requires their labor.
Marinaleda also offers school canteens for 12 euros per month and a public swimming pool for only 3 Euro for the whole summer. The public areas are passionately and beautifully maintained by the citizens who commit themselves freely to this public service. “We need to rethink our values, the consumer society, the value that we gave to money, selfishness and individualism,” says Mayor Gordillo. “Marinaleda is a small example, and we want that this experience can be extended to the whole world”.imagesDear Ones, I hope hearing all this details about what others have managed to manifest into reality for their own little town already, will be inspiring for you to dream really big for yourself and yours,when you are creating your own Golden Age of Aquarius Community. I hope it is encouraging and motivating for you to know there are people on the planet, who truly work together as a team – for the well-being of each and everyone of their whole town’s population.
Love and Blessings!
Edith

Fact Sources: Wikipedia, Marinaleda Town,

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Shifting an Angry World into a Paradigm of Inner Peace & Authentic Action

kkby Edith Boyer-Telmer

Dear Friends,
this years amazing frequencies for the collective awakening of humanity, are on a run. The effects have kicked in quite immediately the clock all over the was shifting to the 1.1.2016, and of we went with the wind of change into the new paradigm of peaceful living, harmonious community building and wise decision making when it comes to our future creations and co-creation partners. In my post about the collective cleansing of the first chakra, I mentioned that anger and frustration are two of the feelings that will more and more change for us. The intensity of how some of us have experienced the impact of this emotions, is daily fading more and a chance arises to transform our old behavior pattern to more fitting expressions for the Golden Age.
In general anger is a big one to transform, as or body supports with full force, the idea to move forward with this feeling. When we get angry, the amygdala of the brain (the part that deals with emotion) is going crazy. That makes our physical bodies reaction kick in and it wants to do something about the situation – IMMEDIATELY. Within a blink of an eye, the adrenal glands flood the body with stress hormones, such as adrenaline, noradrenaline, and cortisolour, the blood flow increases, feelings of excitement and anxiety arise and your muscles get activated.
Our Anger sets of the natural ‘fight or flight response’ of in the body, we gear up strength to survive a wrong that’s been perpetrated against you. The brain shoots blood into our muscles, in preparation for a physical confrontation. And most importantly – the mind is sharpened and focused within the second!!!! Most important, because this is the split second that also allows us to STEP BACK and evaluate the moment!!! According to well documented scientific research, the neurological response to anger actually lasts less than two seconds. This is why many people picked up on the idea of counting to 10 when angry!!!1aAnd lets be clear on one thing, I don’t think that anger is wrong – or a feeling we ‘should not have’, indeed anger is part of life within a physical body. The naturally build in physical cues of anger alert us, that something needs to be done as the situation we are in, is unhealthy, harmful or deforming for our true self. The thing is just, that we are now inspired to manifest the Golden Age of Aquarius, and the way how we choose to express our anger – is from now on, key to leading the collective of humanity into mass awakening; the level of increase we achieve in our collective ability for problem solving; and on a spiritual level that means, everybody is even more responsible now, to deal with what ever anger issues are left in their system, till this world is ready to live in balance, harmony and a state of world peace!!! Already ~Marcus Aurelius, The Roman Emperor (26 April 121 – 17 March 180 AD) shared a similar few of us human beings and this world, by understanding the whole Universe as a single living being:

“Never forget that the universe is a single living organism possessed of one substance and one soul, holding all things suspended in a single consciousness and creating all things with a single purpose that they might work together spinning and weaving and knotting whatever comes to pass.”

We are still supposed to stand up and tell our offenders that the behavior they showed is inappropriate, incorrect or injustice in our eyes, in some cases even more than ever (governments, our food industry, the pharmaceutical industry, the animal rights, human rights), and we are invited to a new paradigm of communication. A time of honest expression, from a place of openness and vulnerability, that truly allows us to engage with another (even in situations of deep disagreement!!) and actively supports the union in all our human relationships and communities.huge.9.45562Many of you, who read my blog on a regular basis, are Indigo Children, Crystal Children, Empathic People or Highly Sensitive People, that is one of the reasons why you feel attracted to my work. What all of this people have in common is that they are naturally taking in all the problems in the world, which than can create a strong sense of injustice, frustration, anger and even resignation in them, as this are all feelings we are inhaling from a human collective of 7 billion people. And some of us are even called to fulfill their soul path that way. To rise above the impact, in order to be part of the conscious awakening team ;-). There is nothing in the world that can not be forgiven! In history many have walked that path before us, marking the way we now are called to journey together.

“Yes, I was angry. And I was a little afraid. After all I’ve not been free in so long. But, when I felt that anger well up inside of me, I realized that if I hated them after I got outside that gate, then they would still have me! But I wanted to be free, so I let it go.” ~Nelson Mandela upon leaving prison after 27 years of confinement!!

Are you still sure the injustice done to you today is big enough, that you have THE RIGHT for a reaction of fiery anger, rage explosions or even treats / actions of physical violence? In case you hear an inner “YES” than it might be time to check your privileges in life and get on the peace train!! And for all of you who feel they are part of the peace movement already, CONGRATULATIONS… it will get a hell lot easier in the coming month.a2Dear Ones to close the circle, allow me to tell you that I am not sharing this tips and insides coming from an easy life and always been happy. I was angry!! Oh dear was I angry!! And in the last two days about twenty things happened, that some weeks ago would still have triggered something. But today in the morning, I just could not get angry anymore. I could feel this old me, still there in a corner of my body and somehow wanting to keep going the old way, and at the same time my body failed in it’s ‘fight or flight’ respond, so the fire did not go on. May this share bring you hope on your way to deeply peaceful manifestations, may you have others to play with and most of all, may you be free by heart!!!
Peace Hugs and Love!
Edith

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LAW OF MOTHER EARTH THE RIGHTS OF OUR PLANET A VISION FROM BOLIVIA

Who has a right to life?  Only one species?  Do humans have the right to exterminate any species they want to kill?Today, we are living in the age of the greatest wave of extinctions since the Permian extinction 250 million years ago.
There are those who call this “progress”.  There are others, however, that have a different vision.
Around the world many people are coming to see the present world system as a form of suicidal madness.
In Bolivia there is a government that has a creative vision of life, a vision that goes back to original views of life from ancient times.
Evo Morales, the President of Bolivia, is a controversial person.  We don’t agree with all he says.
However we believe that his vision of the value of life, all life, has merit. 
We believe that we cannot survive on this planet if we fail to see that human life cannot exist outside of nature.
This Bolivian law is a creative vision to put into law a system that preserves the biological foundations of life. 
We don’t endorse all aspects of this law but we do see it as a revolutionary step forward in terms of global thinking

downloadLAW OF THE RIGHTS OF MOTHER EARTH

CHAPTER I
OBJECT AND PRINCIPLES
Article 1. (SCOPE). This Act is intended to recognize the rights of Mother Earth, and the obligations and duties of the Multinational State and society to ensure respect for these rights.
Article 2. (PRINCIPLES). The binding principles that govern this law are:
1. Harmony. Human activities, within the framework of plurality and diversity, should achieve a dynamic balance with the cycles and processes inherent in Mother Earth.
2. Collective good. The interests of society, within the framework of the rights of Mother Earth, prevail in all human activities and any acquired right.
3. Guarantee of the regeneration of Mother Earth. The state, at its various levels, and society, in harmony with the common interest, must ensure the necessary conditions in order that the diverse living systems of Mother Earth may absorb damage, adapt to shocks, and regenerate without significantly altering their structural and functional characteristics, recognizing that living systems are limited in their ability to regenerate, and that humans are limited in their ability to undo their actions.
4. Respect and defend the rights of Mother Earth. The State and any individual or collective person must respect, protect and guarantee the rights of Mother Earth for the well-being of current and future generations.
5. No commercialism. Neither living systems nor processes that sustain them may be commercialized, nor serve anyone’s private property.
6. Multiculturalism. The exercise of the rights of Mother Earth requires the recognition, recovery, respect, protection, and dialogue of the diversity of feelings, values, knowledge, skills, practices, skills, transcendence, transformation, science,
technology and standards, of all the cultures of the world who seek to live in harmony with nature.

imageCHAPTER II
MOTHER EARTH, DEFINITION AND CHARACTER
Article 3. (Mother Earth). Mother Earth is a dynamic living system comprising an indivisible community of all living systems and living organisms, interrelated, interdependent and complementary, which share a common destiny.
Mother Earth is considered sacred, from the worldviews of nations and peasant indigenous peoples.
Article 4. (LIVING SYSTEMS). Living systems are complex and dynamic communities of plants, animals, microorganisms and other beings and their environment, where human communities and the rest of nature interact as a functional unit under the influence of climatic, physiographic, and geological  factors, as well as production practices, Bolivian cultural diversity, and the worldviews of nations,  original indigenous peoples, and intercultural and Afro-Bolivian communities.
Article 5. (LEGAL STATUS OF MOTHER EARTH). For the purpose of protecting and enforcing its rights, Mother Earth takes on the character of collective public interest. Mother Earth and all its components, including human communities, are entitled to all the inherent rights recognized in this Law. The exercise of the rights of Mother Earth will take into account the specificities and particularities of its various components. The rights under this Act shall not limit the existence of other rights of Mother Earth.
Article 6. (EXERCISE OF THE RIGHTS OF THE MOTHER EARTH). All Bolivians, to join the community of beings comprising Mother Earth, exercise rights under this Act, in a way that is consistent with their individual and collective rights. The exercise of individual rights is limited by the exercise of collective rights in the living systems of Mother Earth. Any conflict of rights must be resolved in ways that do not irreversibly affect the functionality of living systems.download (1)CHAPTER III
RIGHTS OF MOTHER EARTH
Article 7. (RIGHTS OF MOTHER EARTH)
I. Mother Earth has the following rights:
1. To life: The right to maintain the integrity of living systems and natural processes that sustain them, and capacities and conditions for regeneration.
2. To the diversity of life: It is the right to preservation of differentiation and variety of beings that make up Mother Earth, without being genetically altered or structurally modified in an artificial way, so that their existence, functioning or future potential would be threatened.
3. To water: The right to preserve the functionality of the water cycle, its existence in the quantity and quality needed to sustain living systems, and its protection from pollution for the reproduction of the life of Mother Earth and all its components.
4. To clean air: The right to preserve the quality and composition of air for sustaining living systems and its protection from pollution, for the reproduction of the life of Mother Earth and all its components.
5. To equilibrium: The right to maintenance or restoration of the interrelationship, interdependence, complementarity and functionality of the components of Mother Earth in a balanced way for the continuation of their cycles and reproduction of their vital processes.
6. To restoration: The right to timely and effective restoration of living systems affected by human activities directly or indirectly.
7. To pollution-free living: The right to the preservation of any of Mother Earth’s components from contamination, as well as toxic and radioactive waste generated by human activities.

CHAPTER IV
STATE OBLIGATIONS AND SOCIETAL DUTIES
Article 8. (OBLIGATIONS OF THE PLURINATIONAL STATE).
The Plurinational State, at all levels and geographical areas and across all authorities and institutions, has the following duties:

1. Develop public policies and systematic actions of prevention, early warning, protection, and precaution in order to prevent  human activities causing the extinction of living populations, the alteration of the cycles and processes that ensure life, or the destruction of livelihoods, including cultural systems that are part of Mother Earth.
2. Develop balanced forms of production and patterns of consumption to satisfy the needs of the Bolivian people to live well, while safeguarding the regenerative capacity and integrity of the cycles, processes and vital balance of Mother Earth.
3. Develop policies to protect Mother Earth from the multinational and international scope of the exploitation of its components, from the commodification of living systems or the processes that support them, and from the structural causes and effects of global climate change.
4. Develop policies to ensure long-term energy sovereignty, increased efficiency and the gradual incorporation of clean and renewable alternative sources into the energy matrix.
5. Demand international recognition of environmental debt through the financing and transfer of clean technologies that are effective and compatible with the rights of Mother Earth, among other mechanisms.
6. Promote peace and the elimination of all nuclear, chemical, and biological arms and weapons of mass destruction.
7. Promote the growth and recognition of rights of Mother Earth in multilateral, regional and bilateral international relations.

Article 9. (DUTIES OF THE PEOPLE)
The duties of natural persons and public or private legal entities:
1. Uphold and respect the rights of Mother Earth.
2. Promote harmony with Mother Earth in all areas of its relationship with other human communities and the rest of nature in living systems.
3. Participate actively, individually or collectively, in generating proposals designed to respect and defend the rights of Mother Earth.
4. Assume production practices and consumer behavior in harmony with the rights of Mother Earth.
5. Ensure the sustainable use of Mother Earth’s components.
6. Report any act that violates the rights of Mother Earth, living systems, and/or their components.
7. Attend the convention of competent authorities or organized civil society to implement measures aimed at preserving and/or protecting Mother Earth.

Article 10. (DEFENSE OF MOTHER EARTH).
Establishing the Office of Mother Earth, whose mission is to ensure the validity, promotion, distribution and compliance of the rights of Mother Earth established in this Act. A special law will establish its structure, function, and attributes.Refer to the Executive Branch for constitutional ends.
It is given in the Assembly Hall of the Plurinational Legislative Assembly, on the seventh day of the month of December two thousand and ten.

Sen. René Oscar Martínez Callahuanca
PRESIDENT
CHAMBER OF SENATORS

Source: http://www.worldfuturefund.org/Projects/Indicators/motherearthbolivia.html

The Consciousness Revolution

Consciousness Revolution

by Graham Hancock

Consciousness is one of the great mysteries of science – perhaps the greatest mystery. We all know we have it, when we think, when we dream, when we savor tastes and aromas, when we hear a great symphony, when we fall in love, and it is surely the most intimate, the most sapient, the most personal part of ourselves. Yet no one can really claim to have understood and explained it completely. There’s no doubt it’s associated with the brain in some way but the nature of that association is far from clear. In particular how do these three pounds of material stuff inside our skulls allow us to have experiences?

Professor David Chalmers of the Australian National University has dubbed this the “hard problem” of consciousness; but many scientists, particularly those (still in the majority) who are philosophically inclined to believe that all phenomena can be reduced to material interactions, deny that any problem exists. To them it seems self-evident that physical processes within the stuff of the brain produce consciousness rather in the way that a generator produces electricity – i.e. consciousness is an “epiphenomenon” of brain activity. And they see it as equally obvious that there cannot be such things as conscious survival of death or out-of-body experiences since both consciousness and experience are confined to the brain and must die when the brain dies.

images (3)Yet other scientists with equally impressive credentials are not so sure and are increasingly willing to consider a very different analogy – namely that the relationship of consciousness to the brain may be less like the relationship of the generator to the electricity it produces and more like the relationship of the TV signal to the TV set. In that case when the TV set is destroyed – dead – the signal still continues. Nothing in the present state of knowledge of neuroscience rules this revolutionary possibility out. True, if you damage certain areas of the brain certain areas of consciousness are compromised, but this does not prove that those areas of the brain generate the relevant areas of consciousness. If you were to damage certain areas of your TV set the picture would deteriorate or vanish but the TV signal would remain intact.
We are, in other words, confronted by at least as much mystery as fact around the subject of consciousness and this being the case we should remember that what seems obvious and self-evident to one generation may not seem at all obvious or self-evident to the next. For hundreds of years it was obvious and self-evident to the greatest human minds that the sun moved around the earth – one need only look to the sky, they said, to see the truth of this proposition. Indeed those who maintained the revolutionary view that the earth moved around the sun faced the Inquisition and death by burning at the stake. Yet as it turned out the revolutionaries were right and orthodoxy was terribly, ridiculously wrong.

The-Painters-Universe-by-Cherie-Roe-DirksenThe same may well prove to be true with the mystery of consciousness. Yes, it does seem obvious and self-evident that the brain produces it (the generator analogy), but this is a deduction from incomplete data and categorically NOT yet an established and irrefutable fact. New discoveries may force materialist science to rescind this theory in favour of something more like the TV analogy in which the brain comes to be understood as a transceiver rather than as a generator of consciousness and in which consciousness is recognized as fundamentally “non-local” in nature – perhaps even as one of the basic driving forces of the universe. At the very least we should withhold judgment on this “hard problem” until more evidence is in and view with suspicion those who hold dogmatic and ideological views about the nature of consciousness.

It’s at this point that the whole seemingly academic issue becomes intensely political and current because modern technological society idealizes and is monopolistically focused on only one state of consciousness – the alert, problem-solving state of consciousness that makes us efficient producers and consumers of material goods and services. At the same time our society seeks to police and control a wide range of other “altered” states of consciousness on the basis of the unproven proposition that consciousness is generated by the brain.

I refer here to the so-called “war on drugs” which is really better understood as a war on consciousness and which maintains, supposedly in the interests of society, that we as adults do not have the right or maturity to make sovereign decisions about our own consciousness and about the states of consciousness we wish to explore and embrace. This extraordinary imposition on adult cognitive liberty is justified by the idea that our brain activity, disturbed by drugs, will adversely impact our behavior towards others. Yet anyone who pauses to think seriously for even a moment must realize that we already have adequate laws that govern adverse behavior towards others and that the real purpose of the “war on drugs” must therefore be to bear down on consciousness itself.

222ce-bhang2bthe2bindian2bpsychoactive2bdrink2bmade2bfrom2bcannabis2bduring2bthe2bholi2bfestivalConfirmation that this is so came from the last British Labor government. It declared that its drug policy would be based on scientific evidence yet in 2009 it sacked Professor David Nutt, Chairman of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs, for stating the simple statistical fact that cannabis is less dangerous (in terms of measured “harms”) than tobacco and alcohol and that ecstasy is less dangerous than horse-riding. Clearly what was at play here were ideological issues of great importance to the powers that be. And this is an ideology that sticks stubbornly in place regardless of changes in the complexion of the government of the day. The present Conservative-Liberal coalition remains just as adamant in its enforcement of the so-called war on drugs as its Labor predecessor, and continues in the name of this “war” to pour public money – our money – into large, armed, drug-enforcement bureaucracies which are entitled to break down our doors at dead of night, invade our homes, ruin our reputations and put us behind bars.

All of this, we have been persuaded, is in our own interests. Yet if we as adults are not free to make sovereign decisions – right or wrong – about our own consciousness, that most intimate, that most sapient, that most personal part of ourselves, then in what useful sense can we be said to be free at all? And how are we to begin to take real and meaningful responsibility for all the other aspects of our lives when our governments seek to disenfranchise us from this most fundamental of all human rights and responsibilities?

In this connection it is interesting to note that our society has no objection to altering consciousness per se. On the contrary many consciousness-altering drugs, such as Prozac, Seroxat, Ritalin and alcohol, are either massively over-prescribed or freely available today, and make huge fortunes for their manufacturers, but remain entirely legal despite causing obvious harms. Could this be because such legal drugs do not alter consciousness in ways that threaten the monopolistic dominance of the alert problem-solving state of consciousness, while a good number of illegal drugs, such as cannabis, LSD, DMT and psilocybin, do?

13There is a revolution in the making here, and what is at stake transcends the case for cognitive liberty as an essential and inalienable adult human right. If it turns out that the brain is not a generator but a transceiver of consciousness then we must consider some little-known scientific research that points to a seemingly outlandish possibility, namely that a particular category of illegal drugs, the hallucinogens such as LSD, DMT and psilocybin, may alter the receiver wavelength of the brain and allow us to gain contact with intelligent non-material entities, “light beings”, “spirits”, “machine elves” (as Terence McKenna called them) – perhaps even the inhabitants of other dimensions. This possibility is regarded as plain fact by shamans in hunter-gatherer societies who for thousands of years have made use of visionary plants and fungi to enter and interact with what they construe as the “spirit world”. Intriguingly it was also specifically envisaged by Dr Rick Strassman, Professor of Psychiatry at the University of New Mexico, following his ground-breaking research with human volunteers and DMT carried out in the 1990’s – a project that produced findings with shattering implications for our understanding of the nature of reality. For further information on Strassman’s revolutionary work see his book DMT: The Spirit Molecule.

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