May 1st 2014

Archetypal Feminine

EVOLVING (BACK) INTO OUR WHOLE

 

This post is just a beginning of what will become a large, clarifying and expounded upon conversation into the complex and fundamental topic of The Feminine.

For now – some amusement, albeit poignant, to open the doorway…

This is one of the best most concise pieces on the topic of women I’ve seen to date. And, with Louis C.K.’s brilliant humor to land – with perfection – the insanity that exists.

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Duality in life is inherent. Both halves make our Whole. Light-Dark, Sun-Moon, Positive-Negative, External-Internal, Dry-Wet, Action-Stillness, Birth-Death, Analyzation-Intuition. Quantities-Qualities, Masculine-Feminine, Man-Woman. These are two halves of a whole – each polarity offering critical function and meaning to every fractal of every living system – from person to planet.

Whenever a part is denied or repressed, the system is imbalanced and thus toxic and unsustainable and will overcompensate to attempt return to natural dynamic equilibrium.

Until the Feminine becomes revalued, re-empowered and reintroduced into Self and Society, life will be unnaturally reduced and incapable to operate in its natural state of health and thriving.

It really is as simple as that.

The denied Feminine principle manifests in myriad and foundational ways. All ways.

It’s important to note that the societal issue with “Whites verses Blacks” has only ever been about fear of the “dark” and denial of our own “shadow”. This debate and topic has always been the superficial version of the core foundational issue.

We are talking about a whole principle-set, not just black and white or shadow and light. The incomprehensible imbalance in Self and Society is about repression and dissolution of the whole principle-set.

Note: The term and reference to “The Feminine” is used because it has traditionally (throughout ancient cultures) been used to encapsulate the entire principle-set that is feared and thus, with classic cognitive dissonance, altered to be insignificant and of no value. Women are, as well, the physical (outward) manifestation of the entire principle-set. (Men house/contain this principle-set within them. This is nature. Ying-yang. Everything contains its opposite.)

The outward misogyny reflects the misogyny that was taught and modeled in the patriarchal paradigm and resides within.

More to come on this massive and complex (yet simple and fundamental) topic…

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February 13th, 2014

Luminescence of Dawn

 

The question now is, “Do you sense them?”

Then it soon becomes, “Do you then act as guided?”

Listening. To what is within, to what wants to come…

And then trusting them wholly. Attending to the exponentially deepening intuitive messages and the seemingly endless stream of clear insights coming through.

This is it, baby! – the literal Key to bringing forward the “higher” (Whole) evolution of oneself in this larger theme taking root in our highly complex current chapter. From a scurrying crawl, we are learning to walk through this “total transmutation” cycle.

Empowerment at new levels …of the “magical” variety.

Unprecedented empowerment. It is “The What” being manifested within each of us now: full human potential. It is seeded, and this path of Self is (as it naturally is) wholly linked-reflected-nurtured-supported by the macrocosm. With every awareness of the symbiotic-synchronistic events in the macrocosm (the cosmos) bring played out, we assimilate a deepened realization and experience of the coherent, emergent, co-particapatory intelligence of the web of life. Once we have internal “eyes” to see this reality, and thus belief to experience it, the meaning and synchronicities expand exponentially and flood our reality (more to come in another posting).

Through listening, intuition and insights can be gleaned. It is through these information pathways that the answers and clarity we seek are given.

So, “the luminescence of dawn”…

Leo Full Moon: 14 February 2014Indeed, it is rising on the horizon. Do you feel it?

Two of the most powerful recent intuitive drives for me thus far in 2014 have been deepened investigations into: The Ra Materials, which will be expounded upon soon, and The Sabian (and Charubel) Symbols.The Sabian Symbols are “pictures” that were brought through for each degree of the 360 degree Zodiac. (The details of the Symbols can read HERE.)

The fundamental role of symbology, archetypes and story to/in the human psyche, from the work of C.G. Jung, Joseph Campbell, Gregory Bateson and countless others, was known for many years and in fact led me to my own work which brought forward the “holistic science” of story and its inherent qualities reflecting the organizing principles of living systems. Big stuff. Recently, however, this topic brought me to new infinite depths. The clear sense, now, is that the tap root of this wisdom has been seen/acknowledged/”watered” and is pulsating at an entirely different frequency.

Powerfully led to apply the Symbols to an individual’s natal chart, The Sabian Profile flowed forward effortlessly (a seeming natural evolution from the archetypally-focused Alchemic Profile). I was simultaneously curious and strongly called to pull the Sabian Symbols for our various unfolding astrological events. The resonance of the new moon’s message two weeks just acted to bring further validation to the call of the Symbols.

The Sabian Symbol for this deliciously rich Leo-Valentine full moon is “The luminescence of dawn in the eastern sky”.

New beginnings, indeed!

This Leo full moon (sun in Aquarius, moon in Leo) is juicy for numerous reasons. Firstly, it lands on Valentine’s Day, a day representative of love and relationships. “Relationship” is the core of all living systems: it is multifold and ubiquitous as relationing to Self, to Other, and to context is happening at every level in every moment. Importantly, both the sun and the moon will square Saturn in Scorpio. This promises to be rich as Saturn, which forces focus and accountability, will bring to the fore any imbalance between Self (the creative Self, the expressive brilliant Self, the needs of Self, Self-care, fun and joy, “right” action for Self) and that of the Other (the needs of Others, commitment to Others, how we are with Others, if we loose ourself or overwhelm others and do not compromise in relationships, applying individual creativity in ways that are innovative and serve the Whole, and the practical needs of Others and the Whole).

A portal, this moon may well be, for new identification, discernment, awareness, and empowered new beginning for Self and how we operate with Others: likely, too, it is a discernment of our fully-expressed joyful individual brilliance as it can/does apply to healing and serving the Collective.

Saturn: Focused Symbolic Messages in 2014

Saturn

Saturn always plays a key role, as it is one which pushes us up against our growth edges, but its transit through Scorpio since October 2012 (and remaining until December of this year) is quite a profound one, with relevant timing, as it has been unrelentingly stirring the catalyzation of truth and transformation at the deepest levels of ourselves.

Saturn will have two notable lengthy stays on specific degree points of the Zodiac in 2014: one is happening now and the other will occur this summer. As Saturn sits now at 23 degrees of Scorpio and then soon at 16 degrees, note the symbolic messages of these zodiacal degrees.

As infants learning to walk in this malleable reality, where world events, personal events, revelations and constructs are “showing themselves” and evolving daily, many are being forced by circumstance to open to the non-analytic realities which exist from the microcosm to the macrocosm. For time immemorial, symbols have existed. The reason they remain is because they strike deep natural chords: and in fact they speak and connect our individual minds with the collective Mind (more to come on this). Will Saturn’s extended stays on these points, and thus extended focal messages, resonate with the external realities being rewritten – the tipping point of mass awakening-empowerment and the profoundly critical re-Minding/re-Mattering of The Feminine?

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February 2nd, 2015

The 2014 Wood Horse

Freedom, Independence, Power, and Germinations

On the heels of two super new moons in January, the first occurring on New Year’s Day, we now arrive at Imbolc or Saint Brighid’s Day (the Gaelic festival marking the midpoint between the winter solstice and the spring equinox) and Candlemas (the presentation of Jesus at the temple and a day of purification, renewal and hope) in the Christian tradition.

Additionally, we have just moved through the portal of the Chinese New Year and into a significant new cycle. Celebrations welcoming this new energetic chapter will be happening through 15 February, but as of 31 January we have officially entered the year of the Wood Horse. 2014 is unquestionably charging ahead.

2014 Horse darker

Emerging from the last two internal water years of intense reflection, clearing and cleansing (the Dragon of 2012 and the Snake of 2013), we have shed many of our skins (in their varied forms) in preparation for this next (natural) stage of our individual (and collective) third dimensional human evolution journey.

The Wood Horse is all about germination. The water of 2012 and 2013 has fed the wood, and now germinations are ripe to emerge and blossoms ready to burst forth. Freedom, power, full honest expression, changes, new beginnings, independence, creative emergence, optimism, speed, movement…Yes!

The wood element makes this an earthy year, one focused on matter, foundations and manifestations. The horse animal brings its qualities: energy, power, play, independence, an inherent freedom-seeking drive.

The germinations of this year are certain to emerge, in whatever ways you have created/prepared/called forth. Certain does not refer to fated or fixed, rather it speaks to what is encoded at this stage of the cycle, to this part of natural process.

Because the Wood Horse energy of this year promises to be full, fast and intense (this, in addition to the continuing Pluto-Uranus square, Jupiter T-square,  Mars Grand Cross, and more), it is vital to mindfully attend to our foundational needs (mind/psyche, body/health, spirit/connection-centering) and radically practice various forms of Self-love. Staying grounded, in allowance, and awake-aware will aid us in riding this momentum-wave skillfully (and in co-creative mastery toward magical realities) verses being inattentive and getting demolished by the wave or carried away by the undertow (and feeling “victimized”).

You are an alchemist. Harness the power (and speed) of this year’s energetic signature so to actualize your Soul Print in the myriad ways which have been calling you over these recent months and years.

The article below on our WOOD HORSE year is beautifully on-point. Thank you, Soul Harmony on Demand!

“There might not be a bigger shift of energies in the entire 60 year wheel of Chinese astrology than this one coming up–the shift from two Water years of deep introspection to the fast-paced spurt of extroverted forward propulsion that the Wood Horse brings.  Hold on to your hats, folks, and realize that you won’t be able to, nor will you want to, slow your horses in the New Year ahead!

“This will be a promethean year, the Beginning of all beginnings, arriving around January 31st to February 4th, 2014.  Full of uplift, optimism and compelling inspiration, we will be guided into purposeful action of the most elegantly simple and powerfully fruitful kind.  After two years of feeling every revelation of corruption in the dark as if it was scouring our subconscious insides and wringing us dry of watery emotion, we are READY for this change!  Light, hope and clarity of vision gallop in. Emerge from your cocoons, everybody, here we go!

“Because this will be such a big change of energetic experience for us, it will help to review here how the cycle of the sacred Five Elements, or Phases, have set us up for this shift.  In that cycle, Wood feeds Fire, Fire’s ash creates Earth, Earth’s compression reveals gems of Metal, and Metal collects and holds Water, which nourishes the Wood to start the cycle all over again. The natural laws of these five elements are actually working in multiple ways throughout Nature, our bodies, our psychologies and the energetic movements of all things here on this planet.  In these movements, there are cycles within cycles, one of which is the cycle of birth, growth, disintegration and death, or the void that comes after old life and before new life.

“We have just been traveling through that void, in two Water years, which immersed us in a descending place of degeneration, dissolution and chaos, a time when our internal world of formless spirit and emotions held total sway over every attempt at external control or order.  For most of us, it was an unsettling time of letting go of many things, either voluntarily or forcefully, a time of deep soul-searching, with gradual or sudden destabilization in many areas of family and livelihood.  There was a profound search for a return to a spiritual basis for daily living.  This all had the effect of highlighting an individual’s isolation and powerlessness within a seemingly random and careless society.  Not that outright rebellion and outcry didn’t happen, globally as well as internally.  The 2012 Yang Water Dragon year saw to that, with its critical promptings of social responsibility and heroism, and this Yin Water Snake year that followed delved even deeper into the most hidden caves of stagnant dysfunctionality and corruption on all levels.

“The good and great news is that we have completed 5 years of the degenerative part of the cycles–that of the harvested, decomposing Earth, compressing and eliminative Metal, and dissolving, settling out, cleansing Water.  We now emerge into the generative cycles–powerful, bursting buds of Wood’s new growth fueling the joyful outreach and passions of Fire and the beginnings of Earth’s fruitful harvests.

“So, that’s the Wood part of what’s coming.  Now to turn our gaze to the animal symbol of Horse. This sprouting upward rush of Wood energy will find its perfect release into the impulsive and passionate nature of the Yang Horse, whose native element is Fire.  The Horse energy inspires powerful INTUITION and an indomitable surge towards freedom in every aspect of life. This is a year to follow your inner voice like never before, for it will have a universal cosmic ch’i within it.  Higher guidance is with us every step of the way.  Reach for the sky, call up your vision, fuel your plans with vision boards and creativity, find a fresh path and pace yourself well.  This yang Horse year has the potential to channel the powerful new upthrust of Wood’s Ch’i through the Horse’s Heart energy of Fire and into every project we start, every desire we reach for.  It will keep our eager plans from being dominated by too much “head” and not enough “heart.”

“It may be quite challenging to trust that we have this absolutely new, purified and hopeful energy to build on now.  Our hearts have had to endure a gauntlet of deconstruction through two Metal and two Water years, but the fiery Horse is about to change all of that.  Within the extroverted “Green Horse” year, we will not only branch out with new growth, but we will be able to stoke the Fire element of love in every area of life.  Follow your intuition fearlessly, as it is both the horse’s main attribute which preserves its freedom and powerful health and it is Wood’s primary talent for stretching into the unknown future.  Reach out with irrepressible faith to a new level of social communion and mutual support.  Trust every impulse to embrace a revitalized and renewed sensitivity for the pleasures this earthly dimension has to offer.

“Step up and out of any old clutter, stored memories, should-have-dones or regrets.  The time to deal with that is over for now.  Untangle your thoughts quickly and get clear on what it is that you truly desire in this lifetime.  Your trusty steed is here, full of vibrant health and tremendous stamina.  It should be quite a fast ride, so grab a fistful of mane, hang on to the reins, cast your old cares to the wind and let out a whoop of delight–Yeeehaaw! Upward and onward we thrive!  May we all be blest abundantly as we hold each other closer in the circle of health and new life the Wood Horse year brings.”

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To your germinations!  Let your freedom and power blossom!

Germination

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December 31st, 2013

The Transition of 2013

Unprecedented.

I’ve heard many people refer to 2013 with this adjective.

For countless people, intense experiences have been prevalent – challenge and restriction for some and astounding new beginnings for others. In all cases, however, this has been a time of unrelenting growth edges, deep clarity, radical assimilation, and definitive breakthroughs into new levels of empowerment. Breaking down our unsustainable mental and physical structures has been an overwhelming theme, both collectively and individually.

_You cannot travel the path until you have become the path itself._ ~Buddha

So here we are at the end of a stunning year, and this is to you and your steep but smooth unfolding in 2014. Over the last few years we have been traversing a monumental time of paradigmatic and systems transition, and it will continue in exponentially more powerful ways. 2013 has been referred to as a year of clearing and karmic balancing, as we are beginning to walk a new and newly empowered path. It is understood by many to have been the first year of a new 26,000-year precession cycle, a new age imbuing Aquarian qualities of freedom, innovation, community, philanthropy, and global consciousness. The months and years ahead will prove to be significant and wholly changing. These unprecedented radical changes will act to trigger the deepest realms of all that which has been held unconscious within us.

No more delays.

Procrastination is not an option for any of us any longer. Now is the time to attend to you – your mental-emotional-spiritual-physical health and that which brings you distinct and profound joy. Of the many assimilated realizations this year, one which has emerged as foundational, is the simple understanding that life is (highly) precious. In this time of “quickening”, where time exponentially feels to be evaporating, this has been made more real and has become more embodied.

My sincere desire for each and every person is to know yourself fully and authentically, to step into yourself fully and authentically, to get raw and real, to take responsibility for the part you play in The Whole, to be brave and delve wholly into your deep healing, and for it to be expedited at this time so that you may remain grounded and be “the eye of the storm” in all ways at all times. You are infinitely more powerful than you are now actualizing. Allow the intensities of this chapter to feed your growth, enable the required maturity and clear-seeing, and activate your capacity for the myriad channels of power to flow.

Whimsical yet ancient, embedded in the human story and highly profound, I am not joking or dismissive when I assert that you are an alchemist.

 

Resources for Re-Sourcing

NEW MOON ON JANUARY 1st: Astrology (the art/science of planetary energies and mathematical relationships) is ancient, highly valid, and exceedingly important to understand and access at this time as its cycles directly serve our individual growth. Tomorrow, New Year’s Day, January 1st, is a Super New Moon. As if the alignment of a new moon (a new cycle) happening on the first day of the new year (a new cycle) is not enough, it is also embedded within a transformative stellium of conjunct planets (Sun, Moon, Mercury and Pluto in “structure/security” Capricorn). And, as if this is not powerful enough, this stellium is part of a Cardinal Grand Cross involving Jupiter in Cancer (expansion of feelings/nurturance/home/The Feminine), Mars in Libra (balanced approach/action in relationships) and Uranus in Aries (breaking free/empowerment of the Self). Those who understand The Web of Life – that everything is not only connected by relationship and by the same operating principles but also that everything functions cohesively and intelligently (e.g., events have instrinsic meaning/cohesion because all is informed by The Web and all is outwardly impacted by The Web) – understand the support available for activating distinct new pathways and realities. January is then rounded off with a 2nd Super New Moon. Amazing…

ENCODINGS: If you do not yet know your archetypal encodings, know them. Now is the time to know what they are and understand what/why/how they hold deep keys to your soul’s blueprint – your Soul Print. The Alchemic Profile provides key foundational encodings: http://www.thealchemyofholism.com/the-alchemic-profile

2014 GIFT CERTIFICATES AND DISCOUNTS: To provide a friend or loved one with their Alchemic Profile, or with Holistic Sessions, gift certificates are available:http://www.thealchemyofholism.com/. Because starting this year with optimal clarity is important, I am offering a 20% discount on all orders throughout the whole month of January. (The new pricing links will be posted on the website by Friday.)

CHANGE AGENTS: Illuminating discussion with physicist Nassim Haramein, conscious-evolutionist Barbara Marx Hubbard, and Thrive’s Foster Gamble. The video starts slowly so move ahead as you are guided. Please make note of Nassim’s sharing regarding his previous monetary issues; make note of how they all came to meet each other; and make note of Barbara’s unsurprising but keenly articulated assessments:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNo8sDk74H4

CHOPRA CENTER TOOLS: Countless healing items are on sale through Deepak Chopra, up to 75% off, through tomorrow. Take advantage as you are guided:http://store.chopra.com/?apn=Ac1304209

 

Words from author Andrew Harvey: “The next few years are going to be crucial for humanity and will decide the course of our evolution. However difficult and chaotic the path ahead becomes, commit yourself to ever deepening spiritual practice, to a radical simplification of your life and to doing whatever you can with grace and joy for all sentient beings.”

 

Suggestions for your Alchemy and Evolution in 2014

  • SOUL: Unveil your distinct truths. Honor them. Activate them.
  • BELIEFS: Open. There is infinitely more to reality, and possibility, than that which is seen or experienced to date. Reconnect with yourself. Your body and gut knows truth and responds accordingly. Disconnect from the toxic corporate-governmental-media Story.
  •  FOUNDATION: Simplify, simplify, simplify. At all levels.
  • RAISE YOUR FREQUENCY: Meditate every day, at least once and more whenever possible. This will re-engage the power of your intuition and align you with internal and external wisdom.
  • CLEAR YOURSELF: Know your food and water. Radically clean your diet. Detox regularly. Exercise. Learn about structured water. Eliminate things and stuff, especially the material things which act to burden and drag. Be lighter in all ways.
  •  ACT: Move into discomfort and take risks. Trust yourself.
  •  TECHNOLOGY: Use technology conscientiously, mindfully and more intelligently so it occupies significantly less of your time. Studies have proven again and again, the connection it is said to create is a delusion and evokes the opposite.
  • NATURE: Directly connect with nature every day. In every manifestation, there is deep wisdom and we are reminded of information we hold within. The energy resonance naturally aligns us with our body’s natural resonance.
  • RELATIONSHIPS: Relate and love without conditions. Relationships are key as we move forward. Connect only with those who bring joy and offer support.
  • FOCUS AND MANIFEST: Radically attend to your thoughts. Retrain your beliefs/thoughts/mind to focus only on what you like, what you want, what brings you happiness, and what is positive. Focus on your priorities. Science is catching up: our beliefs, which create our thoughts, literally act to manifest our external reality. As above, so below; as within, so without. One of nature’s organizing principles. We manifest what we believe. Reconnect with your inherent nature and magic. It is then that an entire belief system will present itself with clarity to be assimilated. This is power.
  • MODEL: Be a model of Self-empowerment for others.

 

To all of you – each your own important Alchemist – may your New Year transition provide you the information and experiences to optimally catapult and serve your new cycle.

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March 25th, 2013

The Sanity of Holism

Whole equals sane. Non-whole equals non-sane.

A prevalent population exists which believes that life is only material; that life is only that which can be seen and/or proved. Anything that cannot be seen and/or proved and measured and repeatable in a scientific study is simply not real. These non-material areas include the process of thinking, insights and ideas and the impetus for creative expression, all feelings and emotions, all qualities (beauty, comfort, love, etc.), the immeasurable and mysterious reality of the body’s placebo effect, and multitudes more.

Although we have a all been taught the same material-mechanistic-reductionist science story in our modern-day education system, which has naturally infiltrated to become the adopted and socially-acceptable default worldview of how life and the world operate, there are some who grip desperately to this exceedingly narrow, partial-understanding of reality.

The Primary Aspects of The Modern-day Default Worldview:

  1. Nature is mechanical (the universe, animals, plants and humans are all like machines)
  2. Matter is unconscious (stars, planets, animals and plants are unconscious, but – illogically – not humans)
  3. The laws of nature are fixed and rigid
  4. Nature is purposeless
  5. Biological heredity is all there is – everything we are is in our genes
  6. The mind is ‘inside our head’ – all consciousness is just a by-product of our brains
  7. As the mind is ‘inside our heads’, telepathy and other psychic connection phenomena are impossible

This reductionist understanding or belief – in this case, that life is only material, mechanistic, quantitative – uses almost solely the left brain. The left side of the brain is the one which processes details, numbers, quantities; it “identifies”; it “objectifies”; it focuses on “parts” and on short view gain and on linearity. The right brain, on the other hand, processes qualities and relationships; it sees wholly, contextually, and is inherently able to see compassionately; it senses; it intuits; it assesses emotionally; this is the seat for creative thought, openness, receptivity; it sees the long-view. The two brains are primarily connected by the Corpus Callosum. This fundamental brain functionality is the same in both women and men.

As we can see, the aspects of right brain functioning have been dismissed and denied with this modern-day globally-accepted default belief system.

This partial functioning is now taking its toll. Anger, defiance and dogmatic rigidity to accepted norms are more readily coming forward now. Interestingly, this partial belief about life only utilizes a part of the brain.

Partial belief equals partial function.

Reductionist beliefs equal reduced function.

Here we see the perfection of nature as this is a fractal; this is a perfect example of a fractal (the self-similarity in patterns seen throughout nature-cosmos).

So, why is this referred to as “insane”? Because partial is non-whole, and because non-whole is unnatural, and because unnatural is imbalanced, and because imbalanced is unsustainable. This is incomplete. It is really just that simple.

Could this just be a personal judgement? Or, have we as humans come to a breaking point with this unsustainable (‘man’-made, unnatural, partial-and-thus-false) belief? You decide.

As Holistic Science is gaining momentum, as people are awakening to the inherent limits to the material-only “story of life” we’ve been asked to adopt and accept in the last 200 plus years, these people who are gripping to the material-only view of life are becoming newly aggressive in their defense of this view of reality. There are also new actions being taken in the protection of the existing limited view.

TEDx made the decision to first censor then remove this talk (below) by Rupert Sheldrake (as well as another by Graham Hancock). They have relegated the links to their blog, an obscure placement. See the debate and links here. This is a first for TED. This comes in addition to an increased and elevated level of enraged defiance by those desperately clinging onto the “material-only” belief and determined to rail against those who understand the innate holism of living systems clearly. These people are denying the reality of Reality, and are bringing forward – very clearly for all to see – the bitterness, adolescence and insanity that stem from the rigid use of left-only. As these deniers demand “evidence” and speak from their mental-script dogma of “material only”, they make clear their toxic spinning minds which are the (natural) result of the positive feedback loop of using left-only. Partial equals non-whole. Non-whole equals insanity.

One more thing – a critical note: the current limited belief insists that to know life we must know it “objectively” minus all subjectivity. This is one of the largest  myths that resides within the deluded partial view of life through the lens of modern-day science. This is a component of the materialist view.

Life, however, is impossible to live, see, observe “objectively”. It is fundamentally not possible. Just like we were made to use both sides of our brains, life is subjective and objective, both.

LATEST UPDATE

DENIAL OF THE EMERGING PARADIGM

Below is information on the latest development regarding the TEDx ‘censoring’ controversy from Rupert Sheldrake:

 

“The TED controversy continues. My TEDx talk on “The Science Delusion” was removed from the regular TEDx platform and relegated to a Naughty Corner of the internet, along with Graham Hancock’s talk on consciousness and psychedelics, after objections from militant atheist bloggers in the US. This caused a storm of protest on the internet, and TED tried to justify their actions and their defamatory remarks about me and Hancock by posting a statement from their anonymous Science Board. All their points the Board raised were easy to refute. Chris Anderson, the head of TED, rang me up and we had a long conversation, as a result of which they deleted the Science Board’s statement and published my response.

TED then opened a series of discussion forums, including one called “The debate about Rupert Sheldrake’s talk”. Altogether there have now been more than 5,000 comments, far more than for any other TED talk. The controversy is now being reported in the press, and was in the Independent on Sunday yesterday, where a new online discussion is now taking place.

Meanwhile, under continuing pressure from the militant atheist lobby, TED officials have extended the purge and have revoked the licence for an upcoming TEDx event in West Hollywood on April 14, on the grounds that their Science Board thought it might involve “pseudoscience”. The speakers they objected to were Russell Targ, one of the doyens of ESP research, Marilyn Schlitz, who was until recently President of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, and Larry Dossey, a pioneer in the exploration of the role of spirituality in healthcare. Fortunately the event is going ahead anyway, called exTEDx, and will be streamed live.”

There is little question that the resistance being presented is extraordinarily interesting… he who “doth protest too much”…