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Black Friday: Store Closes On Thanksgiving & Urges Shoppers To Go Outside

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“But even in the much-publicized rebellion of the young against the materialism of the affluent society, the consumer mentality is too often still intact: the standards of behavior are still those of kind and quantity, the security sought is still the security of numbers, and the chief motive is still the consumer’s anxiety that he is missing out on what is “in.” In this state of total consumerism – which is to say a state of helpless dependence on things and services and ideas and motives that we have forgotten how to provide ourselves – all meaningful contact between ourselves and the earth is broken. We do not understand the earth in terms either of what it offers us or of what it requires of us, and I think it is the rule that people inevitably destroy what they do not understand.” –
Wendell Berry, The Art of the Comonplace: The Agrarian Essays

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REI, an outdoor retail chain just announced that its 143 stores will remain closed on Black Friday, the biggest shopping day of the year.  Furthermore, the Seattle-based company will be paying its 12,000 employees  to not participate in black Friday, and spend the day outside instead.

“We think that Black Friday has gotten out of hand and so we are choosing to invest in helping people get outside with loved ones this holiday season, over spending it in the aisles.” – REI CEO Jerry Stritzke (source)

This refreshing to see, and one example of a company that’s taking a step that may help shift people’s perception regarding Black Friday, and consumerism in general. How many consumers do you think stop, take a step back and really think about what is going on here? Are our thoughts, wants and supposed needs even ours, or are they programmed into us by mass media, big corporations and marketing? What makes us want what we want, and why are we willing to trample over other people and do what ever it takes to get it? Why do so many people in the western world desire the same ‘stuff,’ and why are we so obsessed on filling our lives with material possessions? Why do we seem so desperate for material possessions? Is this what the human experience has become? A life of compliance, consumerism, and “following the herd” so to speak, without even realizing what our consumerism is really doing to the planet?

“All over the place, from the popular culture to the propaganda system, there is constant pressure to make people feel that they are helpless, that the only role they can have is to ratify decisions and to consume.” – Noam Chomsky

While we engage in these activities, go to school, work, buy things, and try to provide for our families, many people don’t seem to question what is really happening in the world around them, and when they do, they simply just turn on the TV to a popular ‘news’ station, most of which don’t really provide any news/truth at all.

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“Have we let ourselves to be led down the path of consumption manipulated into a society of ‘battery hen humans’ where governments, marketers, corporations and interest groups have been feeding us a steady diet of consumerism, laced with deceit, false hopes and non-sustainability?” – Andrew Martin (source)

Hopefully this article give you something to think about, thanks for reading and please feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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UK Primary School Walks Out Over Dangers Associated With WiFi & Cell Tower Radiation

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In Brief

  • The Facts:

    A primary school in the UK is organizing a walk-out due to the construction of a cell phone tower in very close proximity to the school. Multiple countries in Europe have already banned cell phone towers and WiFi radiation in schools and nurseries.

  • Reflect On:

    There are thousands of peer-reviewed publications that call into question this type of technology when it comes to the impact it has on our health. How have the corporations been able to by-pass these concerns and completely ignore them?

The process of change is not instant, and it takes demonstrations and awareness groups to eventually bring about change, but how much longer can we wait when it comes to the issue of Cell Phone Tower radiation, and radiation that’s emitted from our favourite handheld gadgets, and WiFi radiation overall?

We are coming off of the world’s largest study that just confirmed the cell phone tower & cancer link, these activists are coming from over 2000 peer-reviewed studies showing numerous health concerns with this type of radiation. There is so much science to back up these claims and even as many as 300 scientists are currently petitioning the UN on the issue, it’s great to see that the people themselves are also getting involved and creating awareness.

You may be asking with all of this evidence, why is this still allowed? Well, welcome to corporate North America, where the corporations take over the science and use the scientific products to fraudulently approve these products they claim are safe. It’s time for some real safety testing, isn’t it?

Multiple countries overseas have already banned these towers and WiFi internet in primary schools, as well as near young children and nurseries due to all of the evidence, but this news hasn’t been heard of yet in the mainstream here. Science has been politicized, and if scientific fact/finding goes against the powerful establishment and their interests, it’s rarely heard about or acknowledged, because, for the most part, the masses source of information is establishment owned media.

“Putting it bluntly they are damaging the living cells in our bodies and killing many of us prematurely.” –
Dr. Martin Blank, Ph.D., from the Department of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics at Colombia University (source)

Devon Primary School in the UK is currently making some noise as they are planning a mass walk-out in protest of a controversial mobile phone tower that is located 10 meters from the school and located just 50 meters away from Dartington Primary School. Parents are worried about the radiation readings at the school, which apparently show the highest reading of ‘excessive radiation.’

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The concerning thing is that it’s not just primary schools these towers are affecting, but everywhere. It’s especially concerning because of how sensitive a child’s brain is, they absorb much more radiation than an adult brain does. Check out the links to the articles above if you’d like to learn more about the science, or simply visit the Environmental Health Trust.

Dr. David Carpenter, Professor of Environmental Health Sciences at the University of Albany, USA told DevonLive:

Children are more vulnerable to RF/MW radiation because of the susceptibility of their developing nervous systems… Children are largely unable to remove themselves from exposures to harmful substances in their environments. Their exposure is involuntary… There is a major legal difference between an exposure that an individual chooses to accept and one that is forced upon a person, especially a dependent, who can do nothing about it.

Below is a picture of one of the parents with her children.

Michelle McHale, Director of Attachment Parenting UK whose girls attended Dartington Primary said she is disappointed at the lack of care that was put in with regards to siting the mast.

We love our school and we agree with technological development but the mast’s closeness casts a dark shadow over our newly built school and many parents are seriously considering de-registering which could create a real conundrum for the council who own the small roadside verge where the mast is erected.

What Can You Do?

You can get a faster, wired connection and not use wireless. You could unplug your devices as often as you can. You can live a healthy-lifestyle, use mind-body techniques and more, to keep a healthy immune system that can fight off potential ailments caused by these devices and technology. You could write to your mayor, congressperson or simply create more awareness. People are impacted by this type of radiation, and it’s something we as a global community really need to be vocal about because the communication companies don’t seem to acknowledge it at all.

Ultimately, I believe we are in control of our health, no matter how bad the environment gets, but it’s a delicate and connected relationship that needs balance, and the acknowledgement of both sides. I do not condone unhealthy practices if one is sound in their own mind, but at the deepest levels of reality, sometimes I feel that is all that is required to sustain health, it’s all about what you believe you need to do to stay healthy, and that may be different for everyone.

This is something I’ve researched for nearly a decade, yet I still do not ‘worry’ about it, despite creating awareness about it and recognizing that it’s a problem.

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Animation Beautifully Explores ‘The War On Consciousness’

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In Brief

  • The Facts:

    Many feel there is a great effort to suppress human consciousness. Not just our will, but the exploration of who we truly are. This shows up in many ways, originating top-down from corporations to governments etc.

  • Reflect On:

    There is no actual 'war.' This is a state of perception. If we see it as war, we create fighting. Instead, let's simply evolve and expand our consciousness knowing we're more powerful than those who suppress. Spreading knowledge and living it is key.

The animation below is great and Graham Hancock’s message in it is also powerful, but I want to address something important quickly before we start, as what I’m about to say is a crucial part of the message we have been working so hard to convey here at CE since inception.

I get that ‘the war on consciousness’ is a figure of speech in the case of this talk, but with 10 years working in this field of journalism and consciousness, I do see many of us getting caught up in the idea that we have to fight and that there is a war to be won.

I see this as a state of consciousness that will keep us locked in a state of disconnection and loss of power.

Moving Beyond A Key Myth

One of the biggest myths that gets spread around this movement is that we must get angry to change the world. The truth is, some of us might get angry at first, and that’s totally fine! But we have to shift beyond the consciousness of being angry about our world before we can change it in any way that will TRULY cause change.

When we change things out of anger, spite, judgement or anxiety, we don’t create systems from the heart, this we will need to break them down again in a very short time. Not because we have evolved beyond them again, but because they are systems created from a polarized state of being. THIS is what we’re moving beyond in this shift.

Change Starts Within.

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This is neutrality in action. This is how we evolve beyond what we see in our world.

What does it mean to evolve beyond it? It’s to be in a state of being and emotion where these events can no longer happen. When you assume you must fight for something, you are saying that there needs to be a fight, thus you are met with a fight. That emotion and idea comes from a disconnected state of consciousness where we can still create that experience.

If we as individuals evolve beyond the need for the fight, it would mean to be in a state of being where we do not need to see the fight. That comes from changing our view and perception of something.

Being present, being here now, and not identifying so strongly with the body, our identity, culture, skin color, struggle etc is powerful. We instead see and live in a state of being where we practice the knowing of our pure potential, living through the heart, collaborative oneness and true heart guidance.

Thus, to evolve beyond it is to change your state of being so that this type of reality no longer exists as it can’t be created from that new state of being. When we achieve this collectively, it no longer exists in our world.

Now that I got that out of the way, one last note is, Graham Hancock will speak of psychedelics in his talk. They have become incredibly trendy today, and while they can help people, research is suggesting this happens when done in specific ways and with specific intentions. Many are starting to put all their power into these plants as if it will do the work for them. They don’t, and won’t.

You can also achieve these exact same insights without the use of these plants. It’s important we maintain a grounded and realistic approach to these plants so they can be used with respect and for their intended purpose. We explore the purpose of psychedelics deeply in an episode of The Collective Evolution Podcast here.

 The ‘War’ On Consciousness

This animation was created by the talented team over at After Skool. You can check out their channel here.

Transcript

What is death? Our materialist science reduces everything to matter, materialist science in the West says that we are just meat, we’re just our bodies. So when the brain is dead, that’s the end of consciousness, there is no life after death, there is no soul; we just rot and are gone. Actually, many honest scientists should admit that consciousness is the greatest mystery of science and that we don’t know exactly how it works.

The brain is involved in it some way but we’re not sure how. It could be that the brain generates consciousness the way a generator makes electricity, if you hold to that paradigm, then, of course, you can’t believe in life after death, when the generator’s broken, consciousness is gone. But it’s equally possible that the relationship — and nothing in neuroscience rules it out – that the relationship is more like the relationship of the TV signal to the TV set, and in that case, when the TV set is broken, of course the TV signal continues. And this is the paradigm of all spiritual traditions, that we are immortal souls temporarily incarnated in these physical forms.

If we want to understand consciousness, the last people we should ask are materialist scientists. Instead, we should look at ancient cultures, like the Egyptians, who highly valued dream states. Many ancient cultures around the world used hallucinogenic plants to understand consciousness and expand their minds.

However, in today’s society, visionary plants are highly illegal because they promote a state of consciousness that does not agree with the agenda of profit. Substances, like coffee, alcohol, sugar and pharmaceuticals, are forced upon the population, but possession of even small quantities of cannabis, Ayahuasca or psilocybin will land you in jail. If we do not recognize the right of adult sovereignty over consciousness, then we can NOT claim to be free.

Look at what our moderns state of consciousness has done. We have destroyed the natural gifts of the earth in pursuit of short-term, selfish gain. We must reconnect with spirit immediately or else we will encounter disaster. Visionary plants could be the remedy for our current sickness.

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The Bosnian Pyramid Complex: Larger, Older & More Mysterious Than Pyramids In Egypt

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  • The Facts:

    In 2005, a giant pyramid complex consisting of 11 structures was discovered in Bosnia. One of the structures is larger than the great pyramid. The majority of scholars who have been brought in to study it have little to no doubt that these are real.

  • Reflect On:

    If these are indeed real and not mere natural formations, what are the implications? Pyramid structures bigger than Egypt, and also possibly much older than Egypt, would change everything we think we know about our past, and this is just one example.

If the Bosnian pyramid of the sun is genuine, and there is very little doubt in my mind that it isn’t, then we are confronted with the highest structure in the world, and also the tallest pyramid in the world – Phillip Copens, author and pyramid expert.

A few years ago, a discovery in Bosnia made headlines (2005) when it was announced that the world’s largest pyramid had been found near the town of Visoko, northwest of the Bosnian city of Sarajevo.

What’s very interesting about pyramids is that they’re not only found in Egypt but are spread out throughout the world, supposedly built by civilizations that had absolutely no contact with each other and roamed the Earth at different time periods throughout human history.

What makes this massive undertaking so common across history?

Fascinating isn’t it? What is it about these structures that basically had the entire world, thousands of years ago, construct them? What do they represent? Our history books are far from a valid resource, there are so many new discoveries being made with regards to pyramids and ancient archaeology that our education system simply cannot keep up with it all and discoveries in this area are so controversial that if something astonishing is actually discovered and it challenges our belief systems, it’s instantly categorized as false, or ‘pseudoscience.’

Thus, it becomes ridiculed and nobody will touch the subject in fear of their credibility. This is also a result of giving our consciousness away to external sources and not investigating these types of things for ourselves. This is especially seen when it comes to non-material science. No matter how many statistically significant results are published, or how many strange phenomena are observed in the lab, if it defies belief or we can’t explain it, it’s deemed as not real. In this sense, today, we have a lot of scientific dogma and a lot of discoveries that would change what we know about human history.

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The Extensive Research

One researcher at the forefront of the Bosnian pyramid mystery is Semir Osmanagic, a Ph.D and a Bosnian born resident of the United States. He is a former Anthropology professor at the American University in Bosnia-Herzegovina and established a non-profit and non-government, Archaeological Park: Bosnian Pyramid of the Sun Foundation to pursue the excavation and geo-archaeological work. He is also a successful businessman.

Osmanagich has been admitted as a Foreign Member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences in Moscow, one of the most respected scientific institutions in the world with over twenty Nobel-prize winners. He is also a member of Croatian Academy of Science and Art for Diaspora based in Bazel (Switzerland) since 2015. This all came after the discovery of the Pyramid complex…

He is the one who discovered this ancient pyramid in Bosnia, but it’s not just one, it’s an entire complex of what appears to be eleven, possibly artificial structures: The Bosnian Pyramid of the Sun, the Bosnian Pyramid of the Moon, the Bosnian Pyramid of Love, the Bosnian Pyramid of the Dragon, the Temple of Mother Earth, Vratnica Tumulus, Dolovi Tumulus, Ginje Tumulus, KTK Tunnels, Underground Labyrinth “Ravne” and “Ravne 2” tunnels.

Below is a picture of the largest one. If it is what it appears to be, it’s the biggest stone structure in the shape of the pyramid on the Planet, with a height of 220 meters.

Outside of the Bosnian Pyramid, beneath the vegetation that has grown, are giant concrete conglomerate blocks. Below is a picture with Osmanagic standing next to them. It’s also noteworthy to point out the Bosnian Pyramid of the Moon, with its height of 190 meters (second biggest stone structure in the Bosnian Valley of the Pyramids, together with the Sun and Dragon pyramids form a perfect equilateral triangle.

Another astonishing discovery below is a picture from Osmanagic of prehistorical underground tunnel networks that connects all 11 pyramids found within the complex, the tunnels run for tens of kilometres.

There are more coincidences and unexplained mathematical/geometrical/metaphysical anomalies you can learn about in his lecture linked at the bottom of this article.

This reminds me of the quiet discovery of liquid Mercury beneath a pyramid in South America. There is still so much undiscovered about pyramids, and to simply imply that they were used as tombs seems to be quite elementary. It seems that their explanation goes far beyond that, the mathematical precision we’ve seen from these pyramids around the world are astounding, and there are multiple coincidences that make one wonder if they were really just coincidences, like the fact that the speed of light, once plugged into google maps as a geographical coordinate, takes you right to the Great Pyramid at Giza.

Below is a picture of one of the Megalithic blocks in the underground tunnel network that have carved symbols that have been covered by conglomerate material for more than 30.000 years according to the radiocarbon dating.

First International Scientific Conference On The Topic

First International Scientific Conference about the Bosnian Valley of the Pyramids was held in Sarajevo (Bosnia-Herzegovina) in August 25-30, 2008

“Modern day archaeology and anthropology have nearly sealed the door on our imaginations, broadly interpreting the North American past as devoid of anything unusual in the way of great cultures characterized by a people of unusual demeanour. The great interloper of ancient burial grounds, the nineteenth century Smithsonian Institution, created a one-way portal, through which uncounted bones have been spirited. This door and the contents of its vault are virtually sealed off to anyone but government officials. Among these bones may lay answers not even sought by these officials concerning the deep past.” – Vine Deloria

These pyramids caused quite a stir in the historical/archaeological/anthropological community. As a result, a scientific conference was arranged in August 2008 with more than 50 experts from Egypt, Russia, China, Poland, Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom, Croatia, Austria, Montenegro and Bosnia. Out of this conference is where full support was given to establishing a Center for Pyramid studies in Bosnia. This wasn’t the only conference held on the matter, four more were held in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 with more than 100 experts from various scientific backgrounds, concluding that the Bosnian Pyramid complex is indeed the oldest on the planet.

Here are their conclusions, quoted:

Work at the archaeological location “Bosnian Valley of the Pyramids“ in Visoko, Bosnia and Herzegovina, is an important geo-archaeological and epigraphical research that requires further multidisciplinary scientific research which should answer the origin of the Bosnian pyramidal hills and the extensive underground tunnel network as well as other archaeological sites in the vicinity;

ICBP Conference recommends that Second International Scientific Conference about the Bosnian Valley of the Pyramids should be held in Sarajevo in two years (2010) and gather experts in pyramid research from all over the world;

ICBP Conference introduce the initiative to establish Centre for Pyramid studies with headquarter in Sarajevo;

ICBP Conference recommends universities in Bosnia and Herzegovina to establish study at the graduate level for archaeology as a support to the reasearch project „Bosnian Valley of the Pyramids“.

Here is the source, as is also posted on the Osmanagics website linked earlier in the article.

Below is a list for a committee on the topic that came from the very first conference mentioned above, in 2008.

Ancient Energy Machines?

Osmanagic, as emphasized by researcher and author Jim Mars’ in Our Occulted History, has also been outspoken about radiocarbon dating that was conducted by the Institute of Physics of the Silesian Institute of Technology in Gliwice, Poland, which indicated that the pyramids at the site, the largest rising up to 722 feet, were constructed well before ten thousand years ago, which also makes it the oldest pyramid(s) in the world. This means that their construction might have happened well before the ones in ancient Egypt, or perhaps, simultaneously.

Here’s a quote from Osmanagic which also brings us to another topic, taken from Our Occulted History:

A team of physicists detected an energy beam coming through the top of the Bosnian Pyramid of the Sun. The radius of the beam is 4.5 meters with a frequency of 28 kHZ (kilohertz). The bean is continuous and its strength grows as it moves up and away from the pyramid. This phenomenon contradicts the known laws of physics and technology. This is the first proof of non-herzian technology on the planet. It seems that the pyramid-builders created a perpetual motion machine a long time ago and this “energy machine” is still working.

Almost everything they teach us about the ancient history is wrong: origin of men, civilization, pyramids. Homo sapiens is not a result of evolution and biologists will never find a “missing link,” because intelligent man is the product of genetic engineering. Sumerians are not the beginning of the civilized men, but rather the beginning of another cycle of humanity. And finally, original pyramids, most superior and oldest, were made by advanced builders who knew energy, astronomy ad construction better than we do.

Osmanagic claims that these were also the general conclusions that emerged out of these conferences that were held multiple times.

Scholars in this area are very well aware of other factors that might explain the construction of these pyramids, and again, these other factors instantaneously go against the belief system of many, which results in a complete lack of investigation or any further mainstream study, at all, simply because it defies belief, and changes a lot with regards to what we know about ancient history. The very fact that these pyramids might be 30,000 years old is one example of the belief destruction that would occur with regards to our knowledge of ancient civilizations, and the questions of who, what, where when and why.

The Skeptics & Controversy

Despite the fact that world-renowned scholars in multiple fields, including ancient archaeology and other related fields, all, without a doubt, have claimed to have witnessed one of the most important discoveries of our type (this pyramid complex), coverage of the finding within mainstream publications was pretty poor. Labelling the formations as natural, and not really presenting any of this information to the public. Instead, in the mainstream, it was somewhat ridiculed and hardly even acknowledged.

Ask yourself, what would happen if the world acknowledged this older that Egypt period complex? What would it mean? How much of what we thought we knew would completely change? The careers built on Egyptology would have to adjust. This means having to let go of old ideas. Ego’s are very challenged by this and this is part of the challenge. It’s a personal development and consciousness issue.

Anthony Harding, a president of the European Association of Archaeologists, is one example of such skepticism, who’s stated (Our Occulted History):

Since such claims obviously belonged to a fantasy world, I was inclined to ignore the affair..

Right off the bat, without any investigation at all, he instantly ridicules the idea, despite the fact that it was the conclusion of many other scholars in the area.

He later wrote,

I called in at the hill of Visocica, on the edge of the town of Visoko, this solely in order to avoid the charge, already laid at our door, that we had condemned the project without seeing it for ourselves. As we expected, we saw areas of natural stone, with fissures and cracks; but no sign of anything that looked like archaeology.

He said this despite the fact that himself and a few other skeptics failed to explain the accounts and photos that were taken of the underground tells and champers within the complex…

The process of excavation is still ongoing, as it will take many years given the fact that this pyramid complex is so large and completely covered by natural vegetation and forest.

Again, this movement is not without criticism, as anything with such huge implications usually is…

Lecture To Learn More

Below is a lecture by Dr. Osmanagic if you’re interested in learning more and going into more detail about his discoveries.

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