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How The History Of Psychoactive Plants Validates Epigenetics

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Research conducted at Stanford’s School of Medicine revealed that genes were turned on and off, not by the genes themselves, but through external, environmental stimuli. These radical findings ran contrary to the long-held assumptions of genetic determinism and became one of the early heralds of an emerging scientific understanding called epigenetics.

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At the same time it has been a theme of modern neuroscience that certain concepts and ideas (“memes”) have a life of their own within our culture and become adopted over time.

So it is interesting to speculate what sorts of influences and forces might be at work in these processes.

I was struck by the January 11th Sixty Minutes piece that highlighted the “normalization” of marijuana use in Colorado and how other institutions like law enforcement are handling it. Not surprisingly the fact that it is commercially successful has made it popular among capitalists and the widespread adoption is continuing.

It is not hard to connect the popularity of “weed” with various changes in memes in our culture among the adopters.  Early proponents were rebels against the materialist establishment, pacifists and sometimes referred to as “hippies.”

Also among them were teachers like Alan Watts and Ram Dass who really began the consciousness movement in the United States.  But is there a cause and effect connection to be drawn between the popularity of a drug and the changes in a society that happen at the same time?

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The adoption or integration of marijuana as a “mind altering weed” is not a new phenomenon. It actually happened in a similar way in Elizabethan England in the 16th century. The real story of tobacco has been covered in John Barth’s novel “The Sot Weed Factor,” a Bob Newhart comedy sketch and in a historical novel I wrote in my 20’s about the real life of Sir Walter Raleigh.

In truth, Raleigh was the first capitalist – he financed his Virginia colonies with tobacco which he promoted as a “strange herb smoked by the Indians in the New World.”  He brought two Indian chieftains back from Virginia and brought them into court, scandalizing the royals because they were of course nearly naked, and demonstrated their smoke through a pipe.

Previously it had only been popular among the seafaring roughnecks and privateers but when tobacco became popular it was smoked as an intoxicant at the theatre and gained in popularity, making Raleigh wealthy.

At the same time it is interesting to note that it was during this period that the power of the monarchy began to wane, and ideas like individual freedom and democracy began to spread through Europe. Of course it was only a century or so later that these ideas (memes) flowered in America and the colonists rebelled from England and proponents of tobacco wrote the Declaration of Independence and our Constitution.

The entire class systems began to erode and even more revolutionary ideas took hold; for example it was also during this time that the church began to split apart and “heretical” ideas like the heliocentric theory became adopted.  The Age of Tobacco was also the Age of Newton, Galileo, Giordano Bruno and Copernicus.

Interestingly a close of associate of Raleigh was Thomas Harriot, an astrologer, astronomer and mathematician who was in touch with Kepler and other astronomers in Europe and propounded the theory of many worlds and of course validated the concept that the earth and planets move about the sun in elliptical orbits, hastening the birth of modern astronomy and astrophysics.

Harriot was Raleigh’s emissary to Virginia and befriended the Indians by learning their language; he was also the first known victim of cancer from tobacco use.

The Elizabethan meme that most intrigued me was the belief in the divine right of the monarch, and the dedication and devotion, for example, to the Queen of England. Raleigh was a man of his own mind, which got him imprisoned several times, as he stood up to both Elizabeth and later King James.

Along with democracy came the rise of capitalism and individual wealth rather than the inheritance of the monarchs and their blood lines.

Is Weed The New Tobacco?

So one may ask is something similar to what happened with tobacco now happening with pot?

Certainly many memes have changed during our current period and Collective Evolution has been an agent of such change. Chief among them in terms of consciousness is the realization that we do not have to “believe our thoughts.”

What also intrigued me about Raleigh and Harriot when I wrote about them was their interest in the civilizations of the New World. Raleigh lost his son on a final voyage to Guiana to ostensibly search for the Lost City of Gold, the legendary El Dorado.

But what if his quest had a deeper motivation.  It seems that the Indians with whom Harriot communicated told him of their legends of Gods from the Sky, and these same legends were repeated by a Spaniard that Raleigh captured and who told him of El Dorado.

Again, what if Raleigh and Harriot’s efforts at reaching the Amazon were not just for material wealth, but to gain the greater wisdom to which their minds had been opened –that the true source of civilization was an ancient wisdom that they sought to discover?

Today, of course, the “outrageous” theories of extraterrestrial influence are becoming more widely accepted, especially as our science discovers the secrets of DNA and we begin to suspect that our origins as a species may not be entirely “random.”

Could it be that once again an organic substance has changed our brain chemistry so that we are open to new ideas and an upheaval of our belief systems?

Of course tobacco and marijuana are rather mild substances when compared to other organic and synthetic products that have become of great interest to neuroscience –like ayahuasca from the Amazon, peyote and of course LSD.

It seems obvious that our mental vistas are expanding, and perhaps the quest for outer space will really lead us to inner space.

In any case, it is now obvious that as Shakespeare wrote, influenced by tobacco or not that “there is more in heaven and earth, Horatio, than is dreamt of in your philosophy.”

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US Navy Confirms UFOs Are Real Using Two Videos of Mysterious Objects

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  • The Facts:

    The US Navy has acknowledged footage showing multiple UFOs that was released a couple of years ago by the To The Stars Academy. They've recently confirmed that the videos are indeed real.

  • Reflect On:

    Why is all of this mainstream UFO disclosure happening when we've had years of secrecy? Is the mainstream establishment trying to control the narrative? Where are they going with this?

First of all, we don’t need government and military agencies to know that UFOs are real. Thousands of whistleblowers with verified credentials, as well as millions of pages of declassified documents have been released over the past several years that make one thing quite clear, UFOs are real, and there is a long history of military encounters.

We’re talking about objects that are tracked on radar, photographed, and video taped that are seen traveling at speeds and performing maneuvers that no known air-craft can mimic. These objects are constantly seen defying our known laws of aerodynamics.  I’ve written about multiple instances, there are thousands. For example, here’s an article about an incident with the Chilean Air Force, they received a radar return of a UFO equal to the size of ten or more aircraft carriers. They had visual confirmation as well.

There are objects in our atmosphere which are technically miles in advance of anything we can deploy – Lord Admiral Hill Norton, Former Chairman of the NATO Military Committee)

General Carlos Cavero told the world in 1979, “everything” has been “in a process of investigation both in the United States and in Spain, as well as the rest of the world.” On a global scale, “the nations of the world are currently working together in the investigation of the UFO phenomenon” and there is “an international exchange of data.” (source)

A lot of mainstream disclosure has happened within the past couple of years, and the topic really attracted a lot of attention from those who were previously unaware of the reality of this phenomenon when the To The Stars Academy, headed by former rock star Tom Delonge, and his team of ex high ranking government and Department of Defence personnel obtained multiple videos from the Pentagon of these objects and released them for public viewing.

One of the biggest mouthpieces for “the establishment,”  The New York Times, admitted something that the establishment, or facets of it, have been concealing for years; UFOs are real.  The Times broke the story about the secret Pentagon program to study UFOs where the videos in this article came from, but any UFO researcher knows these programs are more in-depth, expensive, and expansive than anything that’s described here.  These programs are vast, very expensive and go much deeper than a simple Pentagon program to study UFOs.

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Not long ago, A Michigan State University economist teamed up with multiple researchers, including Catherine Austin Fitts, former assistant secretary of Housing and Urban Development and they found trillions of unaccounted for dollars missing from housing & D.O.D. Based on my research, these programs are going towards the study of UFOs, extraterrestrials as well as an already established secret space program. Fitts makes that point as well. Everything in this area is simply deemed “classified,” receiving absolutely no oversight from Congress. They’re referred to as deep black projects that in 2008 ex-Canadian Defence Minister Paul Hellyer described as projects that the “Commander in Chief has no idea about.”

A 1997 US Senate report described these “special access programs” as “so sensitive that they are exempt from standard reporting requirements to the Congress.” (source).

The Navy Acknowledgment

In the latest news with regards to mainstream UFO disclosure, the US Navy has acknowledged the videos of UFOs that were released by TTSA. The objects seen in the three clips of declassified military footage are “unidentified aerial phenomena,” Navy spokesperson Joe Gradisher confirmed to CNN. (source)

In the footage below from 2004, sensors lock on a target as it flies before it accelerates out of the left side of the frame, too quickly for the sensors to relocate it.

 Again, they were released from TTSA via the US Government, you can see one of the three videos below. It was the first one released, you can view the other two on their Youtube channel.

What is Mainstream UFO Disclosure All About? Can We Trust It?

TTSA has done nothing but bring awareness to the fact that these objects are real. They’ve stayed away from the extraterrestrial question, but CEO Tom Delonge has always been quite open about the fact that some of these objects are indeed extraterrestrial, and that this is known.

The chief of the disclosed program at the Pentagon, and now a member of TTSA also stated on CNN that he believes we’re not alone, and that this phenomenon is evidence of that. (source)

As former Princeton physics professor and NASA astronaut Dr. Brian O’Leary once said, “there is abundant evidence that we are being contacted, that civilizations have been visiting us for a very long time.” (source)

A lot of people within the community are pointing towards the fact that government and mainstream media has been nothing but deceptive to us. This is very true, so why should we believe what they put out with regards to UFOs?

The truth is, it’s quite clear that there has been a long campaign of disinformation. In fact, there has been “an official campaign of ridicule and secrecy” with this subject (First director of the CIA, Roscoe Hillenkoetter, NY Times).  Many people have lost their lives and governments, or factions within the government and those who sit above them, have done their best to cover up this topic. It’s been covered up for many reasons, perhaps because of the new energy technology that’s involved with this subject, and the fact that the disclosure of the fact that some of these objects are not from this planet really leaves no aspect of humanity untouched.

It has huge implications and would change many things. But now, it’s all being disclosed, which is confusing people.

There are multiple theories out there, one of them is that the that the global elite are preparing for a supposed false flag alien invasion. They would use this the same way they use terrorism, to heighten national security, take more of our rights away, and actually have an excuse to weaponize space. To do this they would promote a “threat” narrative, and that this is what some of these objects represent.

Another theory is simply that they are not in charge, and that it’s simply time to disclose this reality to the human population, slowly but surely.

Another theory is that they want to simply control the narrative with this topic. The global elite are clever, and by disclosing what was and is becoming obvious to the population they then have the power of “what we say is the truth.” Furthermore, disclosing the reality officially could be used to continue its secrecy. By disclosing that UFOs are real and that “this is all we know and there is still much to find out” would be a truth within a lie. Having studied this topic for a number of years, what is known goes deep into extraterrestrials, extra dimensional beings, reverse engineering of craft and much more. It’s quite clear that a lot more is known than the just simple reality of UFOs, which represents the tip of the ice berg.

Are we seeing an effort by the global elite to simply control the narrative of what is and what isn’t? Do they want to take disclosure into their own hands and tell the people about it, in their own controlled way rather than having the lid blow off of everything?

The Takeaway

At the end of the day, UFO disclosure within the mainstream is a positive thing. That being said, we must always exercise caution and critical thinking as, most likely, the mainstream wants to control the narrative. There is a lot more credible information in the form of leaks, whistleblowers, books, and documents that go far beyond what the mainstream will ever tell us. The more the public wakes up to this reality, the more they must realize that just because something is presented by the mainstream, does not mean that it’s the be all and end all of what is known.

With all of this being said, I also believe there is still a lot of disinformation out there within the UFO community.

There is a massive shift in consciousness happening on our planet right now. We are curious, we are asking questions and we are starting to realize that there is a lot more to the story here on planet Earth that what we’ve been told or have been made to believe.

One of those realizations is that we are not alone, and that we never have been. Truth is inevitable, it will be discovered by us, not given to us. It’s time to think for ourselves.

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Another Alleged Epstein & Prince Andrew Victim Comes Forward Implicating Joe Biden & “Many Others”

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  • The Facts:

    Recent events such as the arrest of Jeffrey Epstein seem to be causing more victims of sex trafficking who had stayed silent for so long to come out and speak.

  • Reflect On:

    Can we create a safe and open space for alleged victims of sex trafficking to speak out with confidence, and trust that our growing discernment will ensure that the truth rises to the top?

Members of the Awakening Community often wonder, aside from our personal work being done to look inside and heal, forgive, and raise our vibration, if there is a need for external actions in the world that will help move us forward in our collective journey and foster a better and more harmonious world.

Might I suggest that at this precise moment in our history, it is incumbent upon us to come together as a community to provide a safe and sacred space to those who have been victimized by the massive, coordinated global pedophilia and trafficking rings whose full scope and influence on our world we are just starting to fathom. And that means listening to what they have to say, and aspiring to use their testimony to gain a better understanding of our world and what has been happening under the cover of darkness and privilege, difficult as this may be for many of us to accept.

Women and men who have for decades lived silently in fear of being further harmed or even killed if they spoke out, now see a ray of hope in the recent convictions of members of the NXIVM cult and the arrest of Jeffrey Epstein. There is now a sense that the fundamental complicity or at least the willful ignorance about these rings at the highest levels of global law enforcement is changing, and that many of the good people in these organizations are now being empowered to investigate and prosecute such crimes. It has previously been said to me that officers wishing to pursue leads into human trafficking crimes were often dissuaded from further action and told, ‘That’s not what the taxpayers are paying you to do.’

I know of victims who are not ready to come out in public, either because they are not far enough along in their healing journey, or they still cannot fully believe that government, law enforcement, and the judiciary are now on their side. When we consider how much we have uncovered about the far-reaching complicity of powerful institutions to silence victims and protect high-level perpetrators, there is justification for these feelings.

Discernment

For those who are coming out of hiding and providing testimony, heightening our powers of discernment is critical to the process. We will not be creating a safe space if we simply believe anything we hear from anybody, for there are sure to be attempts at disinformation and manipulation for ulterior motives. At the same time, we must withhold snap judgments, and temper the application of our pet conspiracy theories so that we can focus on allowing each person to feel and be heard.

Our discernment will require us to take each testimony word by word, case by case, and ask ourselves about the motivation behind it, if the facts line up and there is consistency, and whether or not there seems to be a hidden agenda. The testimony of Christine Blasey-Ford and her allegations of attempted rape against Brett Kavanaugh in his Supreme Court nomination hearings serve as an example in which red flags were lifting up at every turn, especially in the way mainstream media unequivocally pronounced her to be credible and honest every step of the way. Her testimony could clearly be seen as having a political agenda behind it.

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The Testimony Of Jessica Collins

By and large, most cases will be more subtle. One person who has recently come out with a video claiming to be a victim of Jeffrey Epstein and [Prince] Andrew Windsor certainly seems worthy of our attention. Although she does not claim to be a victim of child trafficking (she was first abducted as a student at the Catholic University of America, after she went for what she thought was a legitimate job interview), the testimony of Jessica Collins is compelling. She put a link to the video below multiple times on Twitter on September 3rd:

A look into some earlier tweets and other information reveals that Jessica’s 18-year old daughter died of Opioids in 2017, which Jessica does not believe was a suicide. In a tweet on September 3rd, she discloses that only because she believes her daughter was murdered is she speaking out. And she herself does not believe that the Department of Justice and Law Enforcement are truly attempting to prosecute these crimes at this time:

There is a lot to sift through in the testimony of Jessica Collins. I won’t go over it here but would refer you to this Before It’s News article to examine some of the more salacious claims. My purpose here is to pass on this video to our readers to share and evaluate for themselves, based on the following request made by Jessica in the video itself:

My name is Jessica Collins. I live in Virginia. Today is September 3rd, 2019. If anything happens to me it’s because this information is true and I have a lot more information about who I was trafficked to and the government people who are in the White House today.

If you could redistribute this video please save it and redistribute it. If anything happens to me at least I have this out. I have been threatened. My car was disabled by a government employee when the Jeffrey Epstein news broke.

I have been without a vehicle for 40 days. I don’t know what else to say.

Please save this video. Please redistribute. Please try and spread it. There is no way that this is going to get out there in the media. Must we the American people do the work?

The government is involved and I was trafficked for nearly 17 years. Please try to help by redistributing this, tweeting it, talking about it. I do everything that I can. Thank you for listening. Together we can get to the bottom of this and hold the criminals accountable.

Jessica Collins’ last tweet was on September 6th. There don’t seem to be any communications from her since then. Let us pray that she is safe and finds a way to tell her whole story.

The Takeaway

We have to allow everyone who comes forward as a victim of sex trafficking the chance to speak until they have been fully heard. We must have confidence that the truth will ultimately rise to the top and shine so brightly that attempts at dark deception and manipulation, clever as they may be, will no longer prevail.

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The Very Book The Government Does Not Want You To Read Just Went #1 In The World

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  • The Facts:

    Edward Snowden recently released a book titled "Permanent Record." The US government is now suing the publisher of the book for not giving the CIA and the NSA a chance to erase classified details from the book.

  • Reflect On:

    What is the government really protecting? Are they protecting the well being of the citizenry or are they protecting immoral, unethical, political, corporate and elitist interests?

George Orwell’s 1984 is a classic book depicting a populace ruled by a political regime that persecutes individualism and independent critical thinking as “thoughtcrimes” that must be enforced by the “thought police.” This party seeks power above all, and, through the propagandist Ministry of Truth, presents the people with their version of truth and casts away all other information and opinion. Sound familiar?

This is exactly what’s happening today right in front of our eyes. The “ministry of truth” comes in the form, at least on social media, as FakeNews watchdogs. These are entities that are flagging information that threatens corporate and political interests and labels it as “fake news” when a lot of it, is in fact, the complete opposite. Since when does an authoritative entity like the government have to step in and decide for the people what is real and what is not? Are people not capable of examining sources and determining this for themselves? These fake news watchdogs have some interesting sponsors. One of these sponsors, for example, is NewsGuard. They are funded by Clinton donors and big pharma, with ties to the CFR. You can read more about that entity here.

Companies and government agencies who are threatened by information also seem to be employing an “army of bloggers, surrogates, trolls, and bots on Twitter, Facebook, and by email” (Robert F. Kennedy Jr.) to try and sway discussion and brainwash people. We here at Collective Evolution have been experiencing them as well.

The world knows why the hunt for Julian Assange was ongoing for so long, it’s because he leaked secrets and exposed those who keep them. He exposed the lies, corruption and deceit that represents the backbone of the Western military alliance and the American empire. He exposed, in the words of John F. Hylan, former Mayor of New York City, the “real menace of Republic”, the “invisible government, which like a giant octopus sprawls its slimy legs over our cities, states and nation.” He exposes the ones “who virtually run the United States government for their own selfish purposes.” (source)(source)

He exposed immoral and unethical actions that have no basis and justification, he is a hero.

The same thing goes for National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower Edward Snowden, who leaked classified documents regarding the scope of the US governments surveillance programs, which is and was huge. He is and was not the first, William Binney did the same, along with Thomas Drake and many others.

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Keep in mind that this is a global mass surveillance program. Snowden recently released a book about it, and more.

In the book, Snowden goes into great detail about how he risked everything to expose the US government’s system of mass surveillance. In it, he reveals the story of his life, including how he helped to build that system and what motivated him to try to bring it down.

Mass surveillance, facial recognition, etc, are justified by the national security state for the purposes of combating terrorism, for example. But, what does the connection between terrorist organizations and the US government say about these programs? If the US government itself, or factions of it, are arming these terrorists, creating them, and carrying out false flag events blaming them on terrorism in order to justify infiltration of a country for ulterior motives as well as a heightened the national security state which involves mass surveillance, this means that their justification for these programs is a complete lie. So what’s the real reason for them?

This is well known, a few years ago current democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard introduced the stop arming terrorist act, which would stop the U.S. government from using taxpayer dollars to directly or indirectly support groups who are allied with and supporting terrorist groups like ISIS and al Qaeda in their war to overthrow the Syrian government. (source)

As far as false flag terrorist attacks go, many believe the chemical gas attacks in Syria were orchestrated by the western military alliance in order to justify the infiltration of the country. The evidence for this is quite grand. 9/11 is another example many people believe was false flag terrorism.

‘Protecting National security’ has now become an umbrella term to justify immoral and unethical actions.

Perhaps Snowden’s book sheds light on that. I have yet to read it.

William Binney is a former high ranking intelligence official with the National Security Agency (NSA). He’s had quite the go, starting in 2002 when he let the public know of a system ( ‘trailblazer’) intended to analyze data carried on communication networks (like the internet). He exposed the agencies eavesdropping program and has faced harassment from the FBI, NSA and more. He has been in and out of the court room ever since he decided to resign and blow the whistle.

Binney hasn’t stopped, one of the highest-level whistleblowers to ever come out of the NSA. He is now saying:

“At least 80% of fibre optic cables globally go via the US, this is no accident and allows the US to view all communication coming in. At least 80% of all audio calls, not just metadata, are recorded and stored in the US. The NSA lies about what it stores. The ultimate goal of the NSA is total population control.” (source)

The Takeaway

At the end of the day, the US government suing the publisher of Snowden’s book is only bringing more attention to the truth of mass censorship and that this global elite is losing power. The more the global elite respond the way they are, with this like the mass censorship of information, alternative independent media outlets being shut down, and jailing people like Julian Assange, the more they hurt their own interests… which is inspiring for humanity as we awaken.

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