3rd-4th November 2012, Royal Geographical Society, London, UK
Consisting of a 2-day conference and focused workshops this unique event will bring together, for the first time, leading researchers, authors and experienced practitioners to explore and discuss Lucid Dreaming and Out of Body Experiences.
Presenting both ancient and modern theories and practices from different cultures including western science, Tibetan Buddhism and the Toltec / Mexica (Aztec) tradition - this event will offer the attendee both the opportunity to learn from the experts and pioneers, discuss personal experience and then integrate the teachings into their practice with careful guidance and advice.
Gateways of the Mind will demonstrate how we can all benefit from the non-physical realities. All 5 speakers have between them thousands of first hand accounts of personal exploration, and will talk extensively about their practices and techniques whilst demonstrating how everyone can explore these non-physical realities and what the practical benefits can be to all of us in today’s world and on our spiritual path.
In addition to the 1 & 1/2 hr presentations from each of the speakers on key themes there will also be 2 mini-workshops included in the 2-day conference with the chance to book for an additional 1-day Lucid Dreaming workshop following the event and hosted by Robert Waggoner & Charlie Morley.
Wrapping up the conference will be a live 'question time' panel debate involving all 5 of the speakers. Utilising a mix of event key theme questions and direct audience participation - this will be your chance to put questions directly to the experts.
Speakers on the programme are:
- Charlie Morley - "From the basics to the borderline - An introduction to Lucid Dreaming"
- Robert Waggoner - "Exploring Beyond Lucid Dreaming to Non-Dual Awareness"
- Dr Michael Katz - "Dreaming & Awakening - Tibetan Dream Yoga"
- Sergio Magana - "The Nahual, The Art Of Dreaming On The Toltec/Mexica Wisdom Path"
- Graham Nicholls - Out of Body Experiences: Exploring the Nature of Reality"
For all event info - www.gatewaysofthemind.com including last chance to book at early bird discount rate
What’s not often understood about evil is that it’s never spiritual, but it is always political. It is about trying to make us believe that people who our manipulators want us to conquer or rise up against are essentially and inherently evil because “they follow evil spirits” ~ like Lucifer or the Archons. Our manipulators use scriptural texts to do this. However, the stories in these ancient texts, known as myths, are not about literal devils and demons, but are metaphorical teaching stories. This means that the ‘devils’ in them are no more real than Voldemort or Sauron.
The Garden of Eden story as told in Genesis is a politicised version of a spiritual teaching story which first appears in the Sumerian literature. Most of the Genesis, in fact, is a rehash of Sumerian myths, and part of the role of ancient myths was to teach cosmology in holographic, multi-dimensional terms (positive and negative polarities became devas and demons) which they mapped on to what we call today the Kabbalah.
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High tech jungle mapping in Honduras may have revealed the location of a legendary lost city.
This is the Facebook page of the sponsoring entity, UTL Scientific LLC, formed by film-maker Steven Elkins (check the video at the bottom; looks like a grand plaza):
Some quick background on the legend and the object of adventurers since the conquistadors:
University of Houston press release with the essential facts:
More background - website of The National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping (the science guys with the cool lasers):
Unlike previous uses of the laser mapping, no one was certain if anything might actually be there or not. Now someone needs to get in there and take some pics!
Are you addicted to paranormal TV shows? I can’t help it. I go from one to another looking for that something that I never really find. I don’t consider myself a believer, neither a skeptic and that’s the problem. I belong, like many others; to that group in the middle looking for that elusive evidence to validate or not our suspicious about the existence of paranormal phenomena. The term 'Paranormal' is defined as a phenomenon or an experience that is beyond or unexplained by conventional theories of science.
Paranormal television shows like Ghost Hunters and Ghost Adventures are becoming incredibly popular. We watch them, then, to give proof and validation to some of our experiences or fears. If anyone is looking for more scientific proof, rather than anecdotal evidence, these shows promote to provide that.
The paranormal/supernatural-investigation subgenre has cropped up on cable television over the last few years, which includes “Ghost Hunters,” “Destination Truth,” “Ghost Adventures,” “Ghost Hunters International”, “Fact or Faked” and a few others. Each one promises to take a skeptical approach in its investigations and to rely on science to confirm or disprove paranormal claims. So far not one has been able to consistently keep that promise, but we still watching them hoping that in one episode that promise will fulfilled.
I recently journeyed, in shamanic trance, to the Cave of the Grandmothers, an otherworldly location that exists in the Isle of Avalon, or the inner Glastonbury.
The Grandmothers ~ such a jolly crew, by the way! ~ made a big fuss of me! It was like a homecoming. But then, they got serious, and they told me that I need to concentrate on talking about the importance of re-establishing our connection with the Land, and also help more people to achieve that connection through shamanic healing work.
Later that evening, I was watching a tv documentary about Africa, and about a leader of the Ashanti who had been busy re-establishing his people’s connection to the Land again, after this former British colony returned to independence. He said:
“Without their connection to the Land, the people are just like so much chaff, and can be blown away at the smallest breeze.”
Without those long, spiralling deep roots to hold them in unity, they can be so much more easily divided, conquered and enslaved.
It is also through our connection with the Land that we feel the continuity with our ancestors, which is another spiralling tendril anchoring our Tree which runs deep into the Earth and then further, into the Lower World or Underworld. This holds us firm in the holistic multi-dimensional reality.
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I find all the expectations about 2012 to be largely overblown and mainly based on the pink smoke and mirrors of psy-ops. It’s conveniently forgotten that whatever the reason that the Mayans decided to end their calendar at 21 December 2012 makes no difference. Since the various calendar reforms by first Julius Caesar in 46 BC and then Pope Gregory XIII in 1582, we’re no longer in synch with their Short Count or Long Count calendars. However, there is one extraordinary event that will happen this year ~ in a few weeks time, in fact. And it’s been getting buried under all the other hype around.
That event is the transit of Venus across the face of the Sun on 5th and 6th June 2012.
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Imagine you can see what cannot be seen. Wouldn't you want to actually be able to see beyond the visible?
The good news is that from now on it will be possible to see things we have previously only dreamt of.
We certainly live in exciting times. More and more devices that have long been considered pure science fiction are now quickly becoming reality.
Next on the list we have the famous Star Trek tricorder that has just been developed by Dr. Peter Jansen, a PhD graduate of the Cognitive Science Laboratory at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
Perhaps one of the best things about Jansen's great inventions is that anyone who follows the online instructions can build the tricorder!
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