Love the melodramatic ending at the end of this piece (“addicted to nonsense”) – The tragi-comic drama of reality!! It’s interesting to me that, whilst the picture is bleaker than we might care to acknowledge in our waking lives, the end isn’t necessarily nigh! On the contrary. Radical change is nigh – and the saviour Read More
And, in case nobody told you yet… thereisnospoon … And each and every one of you is being taken for fools. You work for an election or two to put chosen leaders in place, and expect those leaders to work their “leadership” magic to ram reforms down the throats of the corporate sector, failing to Read More
as above, so below (underlying cultural influence on the theme of Christmas and New Year) winter solstice is considered the strongest of the four main power points of the year. The light returns… masculine sun gains strength from this day till summer solstice (when sun begins to wane again.) Now… is when we might ritually Read More
An elegant and eloquent short. I like it because it offers (to me) a clear and honest juxtaposition of two worlds (without newagism or sensationalism) and where my values and heart truly lie – with the soil under my feet, a feeling community, and a simplification from distractions by knowing where my deepest pleasures in Read More
Do not adjust your mind – it is reality that is malfunctioning – RAW After successfully returning from Black Rock City after the 7th (or 8th?) journey to that wild and glorious place, I find my neurons are just beginning to regroup and the synapses starting to fire in the correct order once more to Read More
In pondering the theme at Black Rock City this year… [see also Burning Man and A Pattern Language] – really A model of the brain in eight circuits according to the esteemed independent explorers of consciousness and human potential, Robert Anton Wilson and Timothy Leary THE EIGHT CIRCUITS: 1. Bio-Survival 2. Emotional-Territorial 3. Laryngeal-Manual 4. Read More
While we all known plants convert carbon dioxide into oxygen through photosynthesis, NASA’s 1989 study showed that many houseplants also remove harmful elements such as amonia, trichloroethylene, benzene, and formaldehyde from the air – how elegant is that!? In researching how to create a breathable environment for NASA orbiting space stations, scientist Dr. Bill Wolverton Read More
If any of these men could legitimately be called complex, it is probably Leary. A brilliant scientist, he was often reviled by traditional scientists, whom he called “arrogant motherfuckers who deny their role in the military industrial complex’s manipulation of the American people.” Leary rejected what he called the “grim Newtonian mechanics of objective fact” Read More
Hello… is anybody there… ? The UN says the world is in the midst of the greatest mass extinction since the big one – yep, Dinosoars – 65 million years ago. In 2007, one of the Earth’s oldest living species, the Baiji dolphin, was considered extinct and no longer to be found in it’s home, Read More
Obviously using food crops for fuel is a phenomenally stupid idea that could only be born of the rapacious corporate mind for profit before humanity. An effective solution to the issue of using vegetable oils for diesel fuel is exemplified in this eye opening video on prolific algae farmed fuel oil production (though of course Read More
An informative talk given by John Major Jenkins (sometime around 1999) describing the astronomical and mythological correlations of the Mayan calendar and the winter solstice end date of 21/12/2012. [audio:http://www.niksnexus.net/downloads/maya_cosmogenesis.mp3] or download
… the fire is coming up the slope towards our house. Flames are erupting immediately all around. Candles in the house are igniting spontaneously from the heat and gasses – there’s fire everywhere! I yell to Jessie call 911, call the neighbours, get help, we gotta run, but she’s just talking away to a girlfriend Read More
Pico Blanco from the top of Green Ridge, dusk on Thursday … and when the burn is over and the rains come and wash out our roads, and the wild flowers bloom in orgeastic splendor, in celebration of lifes relentless renewal, the cycle will begin again… more pictures below.
The sky is pressing broad and low over the oak green ridges to the East. An ominous cloud glowers bruisey yellow, diffuse morning light. Ash is falling like snow, gracefully, nonchalantly. And the sounds of bird song and the big low drone of choppers drift through the smoke filled valleys. Big Sur is burning and Read More
A Pattern Language is the seminal work of architect Christopher Alexander et al. describing a functional system to meet humanistic needs in the design of buildings, the urban environment and vital community. Pattern number 58 “Carnival” is a prescient and perfect description of what has organically arisen as the ephemeral Black Rock City – otherwise Read More
The Earth and all life functions as a fluid dynamic system that we barely begin to understand in it’s complexly interwoven entirety. Suck out the oil and burn it off in a fashion marginally more evolved than the discovery of fire itself – ie. the archaic combustion engine proliferating to this day by the obtuse Read More
a stroke of insight – Jill Bolte Taylor’s presentation (TED Conference 2008) Blow your mind…
some excerpts from Paul Hawken’s percipient work on the “Largest Social Movement in History!” – Blessed Unrest Inspiration is not garnered from the recitation of what is flawed; it resides, rather, in humanity’s willingness to restore, redress, reform, rebuild, recover, reimagine, and reconsider. “Consider” (con sidere) means “with the stars”; reconsider means to rejoin the Read More
OK, so we know that Obama is perhaps a media darling, and may be somewhat of a whore to the whole military-industrial /corporate purse string complex like all the others (excluding Ron Paul and a few other unusual, unlikely suspects)- but we think at least he actually cares enough to attempt to initiate change for Read More
“… in the first decade of the new millennium, humanity has entered into a condition that is in some sense more globally united and interconnected, more sensitised to the experiences of suffering of others, in certain respects more spiritually awakened, more conscious of alternative future possibilities and ideals, more capable of collective healing and compassion Read More
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BBC’s Horizon documentary on the evolutionary use of psychedelic drugs in medicine can now be viewed courtesy of google video here, bless them. … talks to the new generation of researchers looking at compounds such as ayahuasca, ibogaine, ketamine and lsd. Interesting.
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“Men stumble over the truth from time to time, but most pick themselves up and hurry off as though nothing happened” ~ Winston Churchill Paranoid of conspiracy theories? Can’t see the wood for the trees? Try this perspective out for size, never underestimating the power of denial and the investment in ones belief system… The Read More
vmix.fr totally rocks my trousers. Soulful, funky, deep house streaming loud, has me gettin’ down in the garden! (planting a marriage of bamboo, lavender, ceratostigma, arbutus and acanthus – ‘nother subject)
Freedom next time. If you listen to the news, then it would behoove you to recognise your media’s position. This is an enlightening talk from erudite investigative journalist, John Pilger, given recently in Chicago and broadcast today on NPR – Demacracy Now, by Amy Goodman. Here’s my edit, but the full monty is here [audio:http://www.niksnexus.net/media/freedom_later-media_talk.mp3]
First of all: iPhone will work on any GSM carrier; that’s the whole purpose of standards like GSM, and iPhone is a GSM phone.
Directed by Darren Aronofsky. 2006. This is a film of extra-ordinary beauty and richness (my humble opinion). Deepening layers of visual poetry and symbolism reveal themselves on each successive viewing. It plays on the inter- connectedness of the past, the present and the future. It’s about mortality and the eternal love life of the soul. Read More
letter to the editor: The Economist: [No, really, it’s interesting] The issue of unfulfilled promises by the United Nations, in-spite of best humanitarian intentions, misses a critical point. In the big picture, they are competing with far more powerful entities that control resources (we) might have distributed more equitably. Coca Cola, for example, are uniquely Read More