Neil deGrasse Tyson on the Cosmic Perspective


I was introduced to him through the PBS program NOVA ScienceNow which he hosted from 2006-2011, but have become even more intrigued by what’s he’s had to say since then.

Neil deGrasse Tyson is an astrophysicist and director of the Hayden Planetarium in New York City. He is a plain spoken deep thinker. This video is the perfect example. I hope it opens your eyes a bit wider:

 

Later this year Neil will host a 13-part TV series to serve as a sequel and modern update to Carl Sagan’s Cosmos: A personal Journey.

You can follow Neil on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/neiltyson

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INTERVIEW: Graham Hancock Speaks Out


Graham-Hancock

Graham Hancock is one of the most eminent researcher-writers on true world history. His book Fingerprints of the Gods verified my suspicion [1] that we are not the world’s first great civilization and helped propel me down a new path in my journey. He has also become an outspoken proponent of the use of Ayahuasca as a way to open the mind and expand the consciousness.

When William Henry announced that Graham would be speaking at the Revelations Symposium in Nashville, I signed up and booked my flight.

Graham Hancock, David Boullata and William Henry

Graham Hancock, David Boullata and William Henry (l-r)

We spent 3 days in the intimate beauty of the Scarritt-Bennett Center listening and learning from Graham, William and Whitley Strieber. Then as the chairs were being folded and with only minutes before leaving for the airport, he graciously agreed to sit down with me and field a few questions:

1. In regards to your first book The Sign & the Seal do you think we should insist on examination of the artifact at Axum? Would we ever be allowed?

2. In Fingerprints of the Gods you proved that we know a lot less than we think we know about the history of mankind on Earth. What for you is the critical information that needs to be taught to our kids, to the general population…and how will that change the way we see ourselves today?

3. I find Zecharia Sitchin’s research intriguing but I’m not totally convinced. How much credence do you hold to the idea that we may have been genetically modified slaves of an advanced alien species?

4. According to Israeli archeologists Amnon Ben-Tor and Sharon Zuckerman there is no physical evidence for The Exodus as told in The Bible [2] (click ‘transcript’)…suggesting that perhaps the Ark of the Covenant didn’t come from Egypt but was already in Jerusalem. Might the Ark hold a crucial piece of Zecharia Sitchin’s alien landing beacon?

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5. Why did you decide that writing fiction would be an appropriate move for your writing career?

6. In Entangled, you introduce the idea of magic mushrooms, what The Clan call “Demon Penises” and the Uglies call “Little Teachers”. Is psilocybin a hallucinogen or a key to open a door to another dimension?

7. What do you think the role of psychedelics were in ancient civilizations…and how do you think they can help our modern, disjointed world?

8. What if anything do you think will come of the TEDx Talks controversy? A more open discussion on “what is science”….?

9. Are you a spiritual anarchist?

10. Who or what is God?

Graham Hancock’s new book War God will be available through Amazon UK on May 30th and later this year through Amazon Canada on August 13. You can likewise read a few sample chapters for free at the website War-God.com

 

For an updated list of Graham’s speaking engagements around the world click here.

 

Alan Watts, Love Everything


I just discovered this amazing little video and wanted to share it here as a thought provoker as more and more people are drawn toward The Nous Age and what it is. I have never felt the peace I feel while looking up, out into the Universe with my Meade telescope. It’s the greatest show on Earth!

God is Consciousness


The Creation of Man (Michelangelo)

The Creation of Man (Michelangelo)

1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning.

3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4 In him was life, and that life was the light of men. 5 The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it. (John 1:1-5 – New International Version 1984)

I try not to quote too much scripture on this blog and will likewise keep it to a minimum as I complete my book, but I came across this quote last night and it suddenly clicked with me.

What I Believe
My core conviction, the belief that has driven me to write is that we are only part of a sea of consciousness and that “Universal Consciousness” is what we in the Abrahamic tradition have come to call God.

In the book I am using bleeding edge science mixed with, archaeologic discoveries and the occasional religious insights to make my case, so when I read the above quote it suddenly dawned on me that “the word” is consciousness! 

In the beginning there was only consciousness…and that was God (1+2). That consciousness (conscious observation) creates our reality (3) as quantum physics tells us. That the light or spark inside all humans is that light of consciousness(4). And finally, that whether we acknowledge it or not (the darkness) that light of God shines in us and through us into our space-time material world!

The Source
While I don’t (and never will) rely on The Bible as factual evidence of anything I feel that there are some stories, particularly in the old testament that give incredible insight to beliefs of a long lost civilization going back perhaps 15,000 years and more.

For the most part the Old Testament and Torah, are an amalgamation of many oral traditions passed down through the eons and brought together as a single work between 600 and 400 BCE during the Babylonian Exile period. While the New Testament is a hodgepodge of information spliced together by the early Christian Church which had it’s own political agenda. And in fact, many biblical scholars question that the Gospel of John was even written by John. Perhaps the true author was someone with a much deeper understanding of the way the Universe works and camouflaged it for a future generation to discover.

A ‘Nous’ Understanding
Many new scientific discoveries are pointing toward the idea of one consciousness. A consciousness that created and continuously creates the Universe and everything in it that we experience as “reality”. Juxtapose these new discoveries with the quote from the book of John and you may suddenly realize that we are coming out of the darkness, that the veil is lifting.

We Are All One


I find the current world paradigm of separation repugnant.

Here in Québec there is talk again of separating from Canada, thankfully no where near a majority (30%). When Palestine was separated in 1948 it was likewise the opposite direction we should have gone, but in that case it wasn’t up to the Palestinians to decide, Western powers decided for them.

What we really need is a movement toward ONEness…Like the Global Oneness Day October 24th.

Watch this message from Neale Donald Walsch

As Above So Below


Mark Miller, a doctoral student in Brandeis University, is researching how particular types of neurones in the brain are connected to one another. By staining thin slices of a mouse’s brain, he can identify the connections visually. The image above shows the three neurone cells on the left (two red and one yellow) and their connections.

A international group of astrophysicist used a computer simulation last year to recreate how the Universe grew and evolved. The simulation image above (right) is a snapshot of the present Universe that features a large cluster of galaxies (bright yellow) surrounded by thousands of stars, galaxies and dark matter (web). (The New York Times)

One is only micrometers wide. The other is billions of light-years across. One shows neurones in a mouse brain. The other is a simulated image of the Universe. Together the suggest the surprisingly similar patterns found in vastly different natural phenomena. -DAVID CONSTANTINE

(Source: Mark Miller, Brandeis University; Virgo Consortium for Cosmological Supercomputer Simulations http://www.visualcomplexity.com)