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Can Ayahuasca Save Our Planet? The Grand Initiative

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Wrapped in the jungle of the Amazon grows a vine that has caught the attention of medical researchers, shamans, and spirituality-seeking tourists for centuries. Now this spirit vine, as it’s more affectionately called, has corporate executives flying from around the world to experience its empowering medicine.

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The purpose? To dig deep within one’s self to unleash dormant creative potential.

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But, something else seems to be happening to these executives too. When they enter the Amazon to better themselves, they walk out with a clear purpose to better the world.

The vine’s name? Mother Ayahuasca.

Born into a family of entrepreneurs in Hawaii, Jeffrey Slayter grew up with a unique relationship to the nature of corporate business and Mother Earth. When we sat down for a chat, he said the future of business depends on building a symbiotic relationship between humanity, Mother Earth, and corporations.

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So, in a move that takes Wall Street to the Amazon Jungle, Jeffrey is doing a bit of the unimaginable. He is pulling together the biggest influencers in the world in what he calls, The Grand Initiative.

Why? To create worldwide sustainable change in as little time as possible.

Just how does Jeffrey plan to inspire these influencers to build sustainable businesses? It starts with a trip down to Peru, a sip of the thick brew made from Ayahuasca, and a retreat with local shamans.

The Grand Initiative brings together the world’s leading influencers to engage in this ancient Peruvian tradition, where most participants develop an interconnectedness with nature and humanity through an introspective psychedelic experience.

Here’s some raw data to sip. There are only 1,645 billionaires on the planet and a relatively small number of A-list celebrities and athletes full of incredible social media clout. These influencers can have a tremendous positive impact in our world today, perhaps without even having to spend a dime.

Just what affect does Ayahuasca have on the executive? Apparently a big one.

At age 26, Michael Sanders found himself with a promising career as an executive in Toronto, Canada. At first, his story is not unlike that of many millennials. He went to college, earned a degree, landed a good job, and followed the advice his parents and the Western world strongly enforce.

He headed down to Peru to experience the Peruvian brew used by Amazonian Shamans for centuries. He didn’t have any clear intention but looked simply to focus his career path. In his memoir, Ayahuasca: An Executive’s Enlightenment, Michael writes, “I’d like to find some clarity on my career path. I’m also interested to learn more about my body, so that I can retrain certain neuromuscular pathways to prevent the symptoms of past injuries from resurfacing.”

After his experience, he left Peru with a deeper sense of purpose, quit his role in a promising gaming startup, and focused his efforts on clean energy and fulfilling his dream of writing a best-selling book.

Michael maintains his position as partner for SunMoon Energy with a clear focus to “evolve our species past destructive non-renewable energy sources in favour of green and economically viable self-sustaining power generation technologies.”

He also gained a new level of empathy – not just for other human beings, but for the universe and all living things.

When we sat down for an interview, he said, “You have to do the biggest thing you can to help the world in the biggest way.” And in this case, that means taking his business acumen and applying it to have more impact in the world.

Ayahuasca, it seems, has an ability to connect executives to the earth and unleash a limitless mindset for those who honor its medicinal properties. Those who experience it seem to develop a deeper interconnectedness between self, humanity, and Mother Earth.

When they return to their work in the corporate world, they (and perhaps the whole world) are better because of it.

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Abductions & Car Vandalism – Startling Australian UFO Report Unclassified

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An uncovered Australian report performed by their Department of Defence. “Scientific Intelligence — General — Unidentified Flying Objects” is trending again. Those who have done extensive research on UFOs will find the Australian version of disclosure to be far more intellectually honest than the American version. Albeit it was conducted decades ago.

According to ex-US intelligence official Luis Elizondo, the Defense Department’s Inspector General is presently conducting three reviews. The inquiries vary from the Department of Defense’s handling of UFO claims to Elizondo’s alleged whistleblower retribution. The open IG cases are crucial to Australia’s report because they establish beyond a shadow of a doubt that the US Department of Defense is being dishonest and shady when it comes to the UFO subject. For decades, Australia has been a loyal friend of the United States. Within Australia’s boundaries, they share a military installation (Pine Gap). When a close defense ally’s intelligence agencies determined that the US was not being intellectually honest in its approach, perhaps it is reasonable to conclude that there is more to the tale than the 144 incidents studied since 2004 by the UAPTF.

The CIA became alarmed at the overloading of military communications during the mass sightings of 1952 and considered the possibility that the USSR may take advantage of such a situation.

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According to the summary, OSI, acting through the Robertson-Panel, encouraged the USAF to use Project Blue Book to publicly “debunk” UFOs. In a tragic twist of fate, when Australian authorities sought explanations from the US Air Force, the allegation was debunked. The authors of the study were depicted as conspiratorial and even crazy by the US Air Force. Ross Coulthart reported this, and it may be heard in a recent Project Unity interview. Courthart is an award-winning investigative journalist who is drawn to forbidden subjects. He also stated on the same podcast that a senior US Navy official identified as Nat Kobitz told him that the US had been in the midst of reverse-engineering numerous non-human craft. According to his obituary, Mr. Kobitz was a former Director of Research and Development at Naval Sea Systems Command.

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PGA Tour To End COVID Testing For Both Vaccinated & Non-Vaccinated Players

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    The PGA Tour has announced that it will stop testing players every week, regardless of whether they have been vaccinated or not.

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    Are PCR tests appropriate to identify infectious people? Should people who are healthy and not sick be tested at all, anywhere?

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The picture you see above is of John Rahm, a professional golfer on the PGA tour being carted off the golf course after tournament officials told him he had COVID. He was healthy and had no symptoms, yet was forced to withdraw from the tournament. He was told in front of the camera’s, and a big scene was made out of the event. You would think something like that, especially when you are a big time sports figure, would be done behind closed doors with some privacy.

Earlier on in June a spokesperson for the PGA Tour said that more than 50 percent of players on the PGA tour have been vaccinated. Although it seems that the majority of players on the tour will be fully vaccinated judging by this statement, it does leave a fairly large minority who won’t be, and that’s something we’re seeing across the globe as COVID vaccine hesitancy remains high for multiple reasons.

We are pleased to announce, after consultation with PGA Tour medical advisors, that due to the high rate of vaccination among all constituents on the PGA Tour, as well as other positively trending factors across the country, testing for COVID-19 will no longer be required as a condition of competition beginning with the 3M Open. – PGA tour Senior VP Tyler Dennis

The tour recently announced that the testing of players every week will stop starting in July for both the vaccinated and the unvaccinated. This was an unexpected announcement given the fact that, at least it seems in some countries, vaccinated individuals will enjoy previous rights and freedoms that everyone did before the pandemic. Travelling without need to quarantine and possibly in the future not having to be tested could be a few of those privileges. Others may include attending concerts, sporting events, or perhaps even keeping their job depending on whether or not their employer deems it to be mandatory, if that’s even legally possible. We will see what happens.

Luckily for professional golfers, regardless of their vaccination status they won’t have to worry about testing positive for COVID, especially if they’re not sick. This is the appropriate move by the PGA tour, who is represented by their players and it’s a move that the players themselves may have had a say in. It’s important because PCR tests are not designed nor are they appropriate for identifying infectious people. A number of scientists have been emphasizing this since the beginning of the pandemic. More recently, a letter to the editor published in the Journal of infection explain why more than half of al “positive” PCR tests are likely to have been people who are not infectious, otherwise known as “false positives.”

This is why the Swedish Public Health agency has a notice on their website explaining how and why polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests are not useful for determining if someone is infected with COVID or if someone can transmit it to others, and it’s better to use someone who is actually showing symptoms as a judgement call of whether or not they could be infected or free from infection.

PCR tests using a high cycle threshold are extremely sensitive. An article published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases found that among positive PCR samples with a cycle count over 35, only 3 percent of the samples showed viral replication. This can be interpreted as, if someone tests positive via PCR when a Ct of 35 or higher is used, the probability that said person is actually infected is less than 3%, and the probability that said result is a false positive is 97 percent. This begs the question, why has Manitoba, Canada, for example, using cycle thresholds of up to 45 to identify “positive” people?

When it comes to golf, the fact that spread occurring in an outdoor setting is highly unlikely could have been a factor, but it’s also important to mention that asymptomatic spread within one’s own household is also considerably rare. It really makes you wonder what’s going on here, doesn’t it?

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