How the Russian Revolution is seen in Russia and the West; a look back at a world-shaking event with Professor Sheila Fitzpatrick – professor of modern Russian history at the University of Sydney….watch video below Continue reading
Poem from Rob Brezsny’s book “Pronoia is the Antidote to Paranoia.”
This poem is from the introduction to the latest revision and expansion of Rob Brezsny’s book “Pronoia is the Antidote for Paranoia.”
I’ve been reading Rob Brezsny’s weekly astrology column for over twenty years. There is nobody like him. you are an astrology buff – or just want to avail yourself of Brezny’s take on what’s going on in your life this week – just choose your sun sign (Aries, Taurus etc.) from the menu and have take a look at what it has to say about you (I’ve found his astrology analyses to be utterly accurate in my own case). He will give you some charmingly allegorical advice on what’s at work in your corner of the Matrix and advise you of your best bet- re his reading and interpretation of your current planetary lineup – for dealing with it in the happiest way.
“This is a perfect moment.
It is a perfect moment for many reasons
but especially because you and I
are waking up from our sleepwalking
thumbsucking, gumchicking collusion
with the masters of illusion and destruction.
But thanks to them, from whom the painful
blessings flow, we are waking up. Their wars
and tortures, the crimes against nature
extinction in species and brand new diseases
their spying lying in the name of the father
sterilizing seeds and trademarking water.
Molestations of God, celebrations of shame
Stealing our dreams and changing our names.
Their cunning commercials and bloodsucking hustles
are endless rehearsals for the end of the world.
Thanks to them, from whom the awful teachings flow
we are waking up.
Their painful blessings are cracking open more and more
gashes in the shrunken and crippled mass hallucination
that is mistakenly called reality. And through the fractures
ripe eternity is flooding in. News of the soul’s true home
is pouring in. Our allies from the other side of the veil
are swarming in. inspiring us to become smarter and wilder
and kinder and trickier, we are waking up.
.As heaven and earth come together, as the dreamtime
and the daytime merge, we register the shockingly exhilarating fact.
That we are in charge of creating a new earth, not in some distant time
or faraway place, but right here and right now.
As we stand on this brink, as we dance on this verge
we cannot let the ruling fools of the dying world sustain their curses.
have to rise up and fight their insane logic, defy, resist
and prevent their tragic magic: tap into our sacred rage and supercharge it…”
A Black Northerner Moves to Mississippi and attempts to reconnect with his roots…
originally published as I’m a black man who moved to the Deep South. Here’s what it’s teaching me about race…by Continue reading
Bourgeois Fascists Are “Calling the Shots” and are occupying leadership positions in anti-democratic enclaves in the United States today. Today’s young American fascist spokesperson is typically clean-cut and college educated. Continue reading
Don’t ignore your need to daydream.
Daydreaming puts you in the best company!
Albert Einstein was 16 years old when he first flirted with the idea of special relativity. Continue reading
“They took our boots, no less our straps,” anti-racist African-American campaigner “Queen Mother” Audley Moore
Our Technological Future
Our technological future…where will it take us? From the Commodore 64 of yesteryear to Cloud Computing, from Univacs to handheld computers with a capacity that dwarfs that of its room-filling digital ancestors – when it comes to technology we are in a maelstrom of innovation that shows no sign of slowing down. Continue reading
Jane Roberts’ Seth Speaks was a blockbuster of a book, written by a housewife without a literary reputation or academic credentials. See below for a fascinating video interview with the housewife whose work fascinated both mainstream psychologists and hippie mystics.Here are some quotes from it: Continue reading