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A Solution For Blindness: World’s First Bionic Eye Implant Helps Blind Woman See Shapes & Colours

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Can you imagine living in a world of darkness, a world you weren’t visually connected to? For many, this is the only reality they’ve ever known; for some, a new and terrifying experience. Fortunately, scientists are on the brink of discovering how to use technology to restore sight to the blind. In fact, a group of surgeons from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) recently implanted the world’s first visual stimulator chip into the brain of a 30-year-old blind woman. The patient, who wishes to remain anonymous, started losing her eyesight in 2008 as a result of a rare disease called Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada syndrome, which attacks the pigment in the eyes. After only a year, the disease took her eyesight from her; however, it did not take her hope. Eight years later, she can now see colours and shapes again thanks to a tiny stimulator laid on the back of her brain.

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How the “Technology to Beat Blindness” Works

The device implanted into the patient’s brain was developed as part of the Orion I program by Second Sight. It was inspired by a similar device called the Argus II, which was released at the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital in 2015 and involves a similar camera that sends images to an implant behind the eye. However, in order for the Argus II to be successful, it requires the patient to have at least some working retinal cells. The technology behind Orion I was specifically designed for those who cannot benefit from the Argus II, as it takes this concept even further by making it compatible with those who have complete blindness as well. Since the system sends signals directly to the brain, it could theoretically work to restore sight to anyone, including those who lost an eye or were blinded by cancer (source).

In August 2016, Dr. Nader Pouratian implanted the stimulator, an array of tiny electrodes, behind this woman’s brain. The surgery took only four hours to complete and involved opening a small hole in the back of her skull and inserting the stimulator onto the surface of her brain. He then placed a tiny antenna receiver, which receives signals from a computer, into this hole. Following her procedure, the patient was tested for six weeks to determine the results of her new “bionic eye.” The results have been extremely positive so far, as the patient has seen the precise signals researchers sent to her visual cortex, the area of the brain that receives images from the optic nerve.

Dr. Pouratian explained, “The moment she saw colour for the first time was a very emotional experience. It touched us all very deeply as human beings. Based on these results, this system has the potential to restore sight to the blind.”

Check out this UCLA video that explains how the technology works:

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Next Steps Toward Restoring the Patient’s Eyesight 

The UCLA doctors are now awaiting approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, anticipated to be granted in early 2017, to continue their experiments using the entire Orion I program. The tests would involve the patient wearing a pair of high-tech glasses with a camera on the bridge. Using the images captured from the glasses’ camera, Orion I would send those video signals to the brain, allowing the patient to see what’s directly in front of them (source).

Here’s a diagram that illustrates how the program works:

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Dr Robert Greenberg, chairman of Second Sight, hopes this technology will improve all manner of eye injuries: “It is rare that technological development offers such stirring possibilities. By bypassing the optic nerve and directly stimulating the visual cortex, the Orion I has the potential to restore vision to patients blinded due to virtually any reason, including glaucoma, cancer, diabetic retinopathy, or trauma.”

Final Thoughts

In a world where being able to see is sometimes crucial for survival, Orion I could help transform the lives of many people suffering from blindness. This technology could provide a glimmer of hope to millions of people all over the world who never thought they’d see again. This patient’s story serves as a beautiful reminder that you can always find hope in the darkest of times and that literally anything is possible.

“I find hope in the darkest of days and focus in the brightest.” – Dalai Lama

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Catholic Church Ignores Pedophilia, But Bishop Warns Reiki & Energy Healing Are Satanic

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  • The Facts:

    Catholic Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan has said he is establishing a "delivery ministry" that will attempt to rid people of the devil and warned that using reiki or other new-age healing methods could open one up to demonic influence.

  • Reflect On:

    Can these types of fear-based attempts to retain power over people serve the greater awakening to our innate power and sovereignty?

It is wisely said that, ‘you should clean up your own backyard first before you come running over to fix mine.’ Obviously, this wisdom continues to be lost on the clergy of the Catholic Church.

According to this Irish News article, Catholic Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan has said he is establishing a “delivery ministry” of people who will attempt to rid others of the devil and warned that using reiki or other new-age healing methods could open one up to the possibility of encountering malevolent spirits. He said he had received “several requests” from people to help deal with evil forces.

On the strength of what spellbinding evidence and research does the bishop rest his indictment against reiki healing treatments on? He said he was told by the brother of a reiki master that the man was “working on somebody one day when he actually says he saw a vision of Satan” and was “scared out of his wits, dropped the reiki and went back to the Church”.

Gosh. Did Bishop Cullinan even go so far as to interview the reiki master himself, to verify the authenticity of the report, and perhaps inform himself just a touch more about the philosophy and practice of reiki, before giving it such firm identification with the dark side?

Heavens, no.

 

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“This is something that has to be done in secret because you don’t let these people’s names out, and they are going to houses where people maybe have been involved in some kind of new-age thing or some kind of séance or that kind of thing, and unfortunately, they’ve opened up a door to an evil force, Satan.” Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan

Absolving Personal Responsibility

Let’s be clear on what the good bishop is saying here: he is worried about people getting influenced by Satan while engaging in ‘new-age’ healing practices.  (In fact, he misidentifies reiki as a ‘new age’ practice when in fact it was developed in the early 1900’s in Japan by Mikao Usui, who realized that healing energy can be transmitted between human beings via the hands and directed intention and visualization.) Does he say what the consequences might be if people fall deeply enough under Satan’s spell under these conditions? Will they suddenly be tempted to steal an apple from the grocery store? Say a crossword to a neighbor? He doesn’t know. And doesn’t say. And probably hasn’t even thought that far.

No, what it really looks like is that the good bishop would like to stop people who are taking personal responsibility for their own healing, and play the devil card to encourage such people to run back to the Catholic Church where members don’t actually have to take responsibility for their own actions–they can simply believe the devil made them do it. This is a scenario in which the good bishop can feel useful in an advisory capacity because he has the God-given power to absolve participants of their sins with the recitation of a few ‘Hail Mary’s.

Why Not Address In-House Pedophilia?

You would think, if indeed you believe Cullinan is being sincere, that he would not be sticking his nose into something he knows little about, and instead bring his Satan-fighting attention to the actions of his Catholic brethren who are already known to be raping and torturing children. You would think it would be of the highest order to turn his exorcising powers to work on these contemporaries of his, if for nothing else than to try to resurrect the reputation of the Catholic Church which has fallen to unprecedented depths.

But you get the feeling that his attitude falls in line with the Church on the matter of pedophilia in the church. Their inaction seems to indicate that they feel not much can be done about it. It is not a question of personal responsibility, it is a question of demonic possession. In the article, Cullinan said he “absolutely” agreed with Pope Francis’s view that child abuse is caused by Satan. Which means offenders themselves are not to ‘blame’ for their actions. The church’s propensity to take offenders of these violent crimes and simply move them away from one outraged community to continue their criminal activity in another one is a clear sign of this.

The Takeaway

This bishop certainly has gall to act concerned about potential demonic influence coming from modern energy healing practices he knows nothing about. The good news is, the hypocrisy of the Catholic Church continues to reveal itself in these feeble attempts to retain power over people, and they could serve as a catalyst for more people who still give themselves over to these institutions to take their power back.

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Limo Owner Involved In Deadly NY Crash Worked For The FBI To Possibly Entrap Muslim Men

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  • The Facts:

    A tragic accident in New York recently happened to bring to light the story of a man who was working for the FBI in some capacity to possibly entrap Muslim men.

  • Reflect On:

    It's important to acknowledge the funding and sponsorship of "terrorism" and terrorists by the western developed world, and the 'powers that be.' The same ones creating the problem are providing the solution.

Recently, a tragic limousine crash happened in New York, killing 20 people. Apparently, it was the result of poor maintenance and safety violations, something the company was known for, and something investigators discovered after the crash. The vehicle actually failed safety inspections a month prior to the accident and wasn’t even licensed to be on the road. It was also discovered that the owner of the company, a Pakistani immigrant by the name of Shahed Hussain, was an FBI informant who, according to Democracy now, has “a long history of entrapping Muslim men on behalf of the U.S. government.”

Other establishment mouthpieces seem to word it another way. Keep in mind, media outlets like the New York Times, and CNN have strong ties to the intelligence community, they’ve never touched the idea of false flag terrorism but have only ridiculed it. It’s a different story with independent media, and media that’s not tied to the western military alliance. The New York Times covered this particular story emphasizing that Hussain did good work for the FBI to apprehend terrorists. It’s not the same “entrapping Muslim men” narrative taken by Democracy Now.

This is because Democracy Now spoke with a man who was entrapped by Hussain, Khalifah al-Akili. They also spoke to Lyric Cabral, co-director of a documentary called “(T)ERROR,” it follows a sting operation targeting al-Akili. Furthermore, they spoke to his attorney Sam Braverman, an attorney who represented four black Muslim men who were convicted in 2010 of plotting to shoot down U.S. military planes. They were convicted based on Hussain’s testimony…

You can access those full interview transcripts HERE.

Was this job for the FBI simply part of the false war on terror?  Apart from false flag terrorism, entrapping Muslim men would be another technique… These people he was entrapping, were they completely innocent?

The “War On Terror”

It’s been a month since the anniversary of 9/11, an event that the US government continues to deny the truth to the families’ victims and the majority of the US population who do not believe the official story that was provided to them. By now, the evidence suggesting 9/11 was a controlled demolition is overwhelming. It has resulted in a massive portion of the global population waking up to false flag terrorism.

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Not only was 9/11 an example of a controlled demolition, but the information that has emerged from the global population wondering what really happened on that day also suggests false flag terrorism. In the world of geopolitics and the global elite, “the war on terror” and multiple events like 9/11 that have taken place throughout human history have been created by the same powers that claim to provide the solution. The Deep State.

Malcolm X once said “If you’re not careful newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed & loving the people who are doing the oppressing.” Never has this quote been more relevant than in the way the media paints most conflicts in the Middle East. It’s always “sectarian” or “religious” so we can think Arabs are uncivilized people – that THEY can’t get a long. When in reality, most of the conflicts we see today, from Libya, Egypt, Palestine, Iraq, to Syria, are a direct results from Western & imperialist intervention & meddling. – Mnar Muhawest, Editor-in-Chief of Mintpress News (source)

As a result of the “war against terror” and “The Islamic State,” which many believe was actually a funded creation of western intelligence agencies, has resulted in “Islamaphobia.” There are many examples of it, and it goes to show the brainwashing power that mainstream media has, to use religion to instill fear in people, and to us a war that’s been completely fabricated and funded by the western military alliance.

“They say Muslims are terrorists, but it just so happens that terrorists are Made in America. They’re not the product of Muslim society, and that should be abundantly clear to everyone on this floor.” – Dr. Michel Chossudovsky, the University of Ottawa’s Emeritus Professor of Economics, spoken at the International Conference on the New World Order (source)(source)

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The Takeaway

The takeaway message here is to recognize the fact that the perspective below may indeed be quite true:

The truth is, there is no Islamic army or terrorist group called Al-Qaeda, and any informed intelligence officer knows this. But, there is a propaganda campaign to make the public believe in the presence of an intensified entity representing the ‘devil’ only in order to drive TV watchers to accept a unified international leadership for a war against terrorism. The country behind this propaganda is the United States. –Former British Foreign Secretary, Robin Cook (source)

This type of rhetoric is being heavily censored right now by corporations like Facebook and Google, among others.

Another key is to recognize the power of information. It’s almost 2019, and the world has become so much more aware than it was before. As a result, things are changing, false flag terrorism becomes harder for the global elite to accomplish. The power structure that continues this pattern of what they call “globalization” is definitely having a hard time with the consciousness shift on the planet.

Just by information disclosure, our perception of reality and the human experience can change. When this happens, we start to see the world in a different way and eventually, the world we look at begins to change. It’s important to remember that we are all co-creating this experience. To become aware of something, and to openly live and speak that truth can create ripple effects you can’t even imagine.

We’ve come a long way, and we still have to keep pushing and supporting those who are taking the necessary action as a result of this information in order to create change.  Look what happened in Syria, the power structure was unable to successfully infiltrate and take down another country for ulterior self-serving motives, although they are still trying to do so.

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Facebook Censorship Heightens, Our Quantum Reality & Reader Love (Weekly Q&A)

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  • The Facts:

    In this Q&A we talk about how Facebook continues their harsh censorship on dissenting voices. How our world and quantum reality are linked. And go though some reader love.

  • Reflect On:

    If you wish to ask a question for next week's Q&A, reach out to us at contact@collective-evolution.com

At the time of recording this, the story of the 58 independent media pages that were deleted from Facebook has not hit my desk yet. When I was speaking about Facebook censorship in this video I was referring to how extreme our reach has been cut over the last two years.

This resulted in an 80% decline in our reach, and revenue. The graph you see below illustrates how intense this truly has been. We often are unsure of how exactly viewers connect with how intense this censorship really is, so we have begun sharing a lot more details of what it actually looks like. It isn’t a story here and there, or only during elections or anything of that nature. It’s systemic all-out destruction of independent media and our revenues to continue.

It has even been speculated that advertising exchanges, the means by which independent media funds itself through ads, give lower traction and payouts to independent media, saving higher paying ads for ‘premium websites’ i.e. mainstream media. This we feel, in speculation, is also an attack on independent media revenues.

This has led us to the very reality that we have to begin receiving financial support from our community to keep independent conscious media alive. First, let’s have a look at this graph.

The red lines are an algorithm change on Facebook. You can see that every six months or so, in early June and early Dec of every year, Facebook cuts our reach and revenue once again. The overall downward trend for the next 6 months is quite obvious. Note that in September of 2017, we attempted to hack this algorithm with new strategies, but this didn’t work for long.

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As you can see, with social media platforms shutting us out, and with no alternative platform that has a large user base, we have to come up with a solution. In the mainstream media, platforms like The Guardian, The New York Times, Medium, and many more,  are now putting up paywalls or asking their community for subscription support, and it’s working very well for them. Their multi-million dollar monthly budgets from community support are affording them the ability to keep going, meaning mainstream media is all good.

But over here in independent conscious media, we continue to scrape by. So we developed our monthly support campaign where you can now begin supporting CE monthly so we can stay alive and keep delivering this important message. And yes, that means no paywalls for our website as we want our articles, podcasts and news stories to reach as far as possible.

This is the reality of where things are at, it’s up to us to decide what we value and wish to see continue.

Q&A For Oct 7th – 13th 2018

01:33 – Quantum Physics & Our Reality
10:54 – The SERIOUSNESS of Facebook Censorship
18:40 – Reader Love

If you have any questions for next week’s Q&A, email us at contact@collective-evolution.com

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