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  1. Interesting podcasts and radioshows

    Here are some interesting podcasts with varying subjects: http://occultsentinel.com/focuses on western paths http://c-realmpodcast.podomatic.com/ a wide variety of subjects, consciousness, entheogens, peak oil, etc http://dietsoap.podomatic.com/ alternative subjects http://shamanicfreedomradio.podomatic.com/ shamanism, entheogens and alternative views http://gnosticmedia.podomatic.com/ "A show that takes you far beyond the commonly understood concepts of religious practice, history, philosophy, the ancient mysteries, and politics, into the heart of cognizance itself."
  2. Ayuhuasca questions

    Hi I have never heard about any interactions with Maoi and birthcontrol pills. About the fast: there should be no problems if she eats foods that is part of the traditional dieta. more info about these q's can be found at ayahuasca forums
  3. forum or forums that you say are very good?

    Besides TTB there are some forums on related subjects that I read on a frequent basis: http://www.evocationmagic.com fokus on magick http://forums.ayahuasca.com/phpbb/ ayahuasca http://www.occultcorpus.com/forum/different paths eastern and western http://www.stevepavlina.com/forums/self improvement http://synchromysticismforum.com/forum about syncronisities, personal and global http://anthonypeake.co.uk/forum/forum about anthony peakes theories - deja vu's, precognition etc... http://www.goldendawnforum.com/ golden dawn forum(cermonial magick) http://www.sophian.org/forum/a forum about gnosticism and as a totally unrelated bonus the biggest survivalist board on the net http://www.survivalistboards.com/
  4. Kabbalah

    A short anwer about the qi and qi gong is yes. Qi may be equated in some ways to ruach. The anwer to qi gong may be the Middle pillar Ritual or the more advanced rite of tree pillars, that comes from the western esoteric tradition.(ie Golden dawn) If you are interested check out Israel Regaridies writing on the subjects. The books, Art of true healing and the middle pillar by regardie are great imo. Love and light// John
  5. Survival +

    Found this free (abridged) e-book earlier today and started reading.... ...stopped reading and realized this has to be shared. Description: This indispensable guide to the next twenty years of global turmoil and transformation weaves the full spectrum of disciplines--history, political economy, ecology, energy, marketing, investing, health, and the psychology of happiness-- into a uniquely comprehensive understanding that offers every thinking person practical principles for not just surviving but prospering in the difficult decades ahead. Table of Contents Introduction 1. An Overview 2. Contexts and Causes 3. Toward an Integrated Understanding 4. Complacency and Fatalism 5. The Art of Survival, Taoism & the Warring States 6. The Remnant, the Pareto Principle and You 7. Ontological Forces and Analytic Tools 8. The Politics of Experience 9. Simulacrum and the Politics of Experience 10. Legitimizing the Illegitimate 11. The Forces Behind Cycles of History 12. Squeezing the Middle Class 13. When Belief in the System Fades 14. The End of (Paying) Work 15. Interlocking Traps 16. The Crisis of Neoliberal Capitalism 17. Models of Transformation 18. The Structure of Happiness http://www.oftwominds.com/survivalplus.html Live long and prosper//john
  6. Fearlessness

    Great topic! There seems to be an immense value of being able to let go of ones irrational fears, to be able to go out of ones "comfort zone". Could fear also be described as a lack of trust? A lack of trust in oneself and of the tao/universe & beyond. And how do one push oneself beyond the comfort zone? // John
  7. Walking with the flow

    I was taking a nice walk in the cold October air and did something in the end of the walk that I sometimes have done to a greater extent. What am I talking about? Well, letting the body follow the natural flow and not deciding consciously where to move or go. I get almost the same feeling as when I have done some spontaneous qi gong practice. This type of walk has gotten me to see some interesting places were i normally wouldn't have gone. Now I was wondering if this is something that any one else has done or do. do you have some interesting experiences, or opinions? Be well //john
  8. What are you listening to?

    This is a dangerous song, and with it comes an ancient warning. if you listen to it you will want to hear it again and again. You have been warned. Actual survival account: " I listened to this song over and over again, i couldn't get enough" here is the dangerous song, beware: <object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value=" name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src=" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object>
  9. Objectivity exist only subjectively

    The trancendence of the paradox of subject/object can be a scary ride if you are not ready for it I had a ayahuasca experience were i "found out" and it was no fun prospect at the time. This was a couple of years ago and I still think i have to integrate this experience into my life. What this experience told me at the time was: we are truly one and we are our own mirrors in the world we experience. It was a quite "shattering" experience" at the time but it somehow confirmed for me that experience is harsh but it has so much capacity for love. Peace/john
  10. Objectivity exist only subjectively

    I think this is the main point, how do you express something that is transcendent? an the word EXPRESS is a key, how doesn't language dictate our reality? Language and myth does dictate our reality... WE need new myths - big bang isn't that sexy as a myth? Love/ john
  11. I was running earlier today and I was thinking about the duality. the thing that struck me was that every thought that I have about some objective reality only exist subjectively in my own mind. There is something weird happening when one start to contemplate these matters. What are the implications if there is no Objective reality to speak of, there is only the subjective story of what is going on? This is also something that Quantum mechanics seems to point to - the observer is a part of the the outcome! This is also something that Hermeticism seems to point to - the all is mind Buddhism? Taoism? And the biggest Q, have you experienced "total subjectivity"? Peace /J
  12. Under the influence

    Thats another example why one should abstain from posting on forums under the influence- - forgetting to use the search function
  13. Under the influence

    It's friday and after a couple of beers the urge to post increases, and how fun it may seem, it would be fun not to make oneself too much of an ass. So instead of posting semi-intelligible babble in the ordinary forum I started this thread so those people like me, who get the urge to post under the influence has a place to do so. <object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEtf9tKiMy8&hl=en&fs=1&"></param><param'>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEtf9tKiMy8&hl=en&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEtf9tKiMy8&hl=en&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object> Cherio from Sweden
  14. Well now I am not a american, but what goes on over at the other side of the pond does effect the rest of the world. Preparedness for wtshtf, mostly a mental preparedness, ie getting skills and knowledge. learnig about different natural foods such as mushrooms and whatnots. Not just to be prepared, because it is also fun . On another not I have had this nagging feeling that something big is going to happen in the near future 2009/2010, something that will rock the world. Maybe its just me experiencing what is called "the return of saturn" but what the heck, felt like shearing. Peace/ john
  15. Inappropriate Yoga Guy - We have ALL met him!

    This video is awesome - it got me to check out those goji-berries.