Tuesday, October 30, 2012



Svante Pääbo: DNA clues to our inner neanderthal

Julia Bacha: Pay attention to nonviolence

Skylar Tibbits: Can we make things that make themselves?

Joan Halifax: Compassion and the true meaning of empathy

Edward Tenner: Unintended consequences

Sarah Kaminsky: My father the forger

Lee Cronin: Making matter come alive

Raghava KK: Shake up your story

Yasheng Huang: Does democracy stifle economic growth?

Misha Glenny: Hire the hackers!

The Moving Mandalas of Autumn

Joan Baez : Where Have All the Flowers Gone

The Moving Mandalas of Autumn

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A Galaxy Swallowed

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Alien Contact

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Cyclic Signatures

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Blossom Magnetics

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Flowering Weed

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Maltese Cross

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Two Birds on Silk

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Eye of God

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Pop Classical : The Ahn Trio

Pop Classical : The Ahn Trio

Ahn Trio - Lullaby For My Favorite Insomniac EPK

Ahn Trio & DJ Spooky performing Riders on the Storm

'March of the Gypsy Fiddler' (III) Ahn Trio, Composed by Mark O'Connor

Ahn Trio - Yu Ryung

Solitary Singer, Ahn Trio and Ema Brabcova

Ahn Trio performing "Samba" by Paul Schoenfield

Ahn Trio in Sweden rehearsing "Mantiqueira" by Nelson Ayres

The Ahn Trio w/Michael Nyman piece "The Heart Asks Pleasure"

Ahn Trio plays the famous "Butterfly Lovers" with the CNSO in Beijing

The Ahn Trio: A modern take on piano, violin, cello

Leonard Susskind : The Theoretical Minimum

Leonard Susskind : The Theoretical Minimum

Lecture 1 | The Theoretical Minimum

Lecture 2 | The Theoretical Minimum

Lecture 3 | The Theoretical Minimum

Lecture 4 | The Theoretical Minimum

Lecture 5 | The Theoretical Minimum

Lecture 6 | The Theoretical Minimum

Lecture 7 | The Theoretical Minimum

Lecture 8 | The Theoretical Minimum

Lecture 9 | The Theoretical Minimum

Lecture 10 | The Theoretical Minimum

Classic Jazz : Duke Ellington 3

Classic Jazz : Duke Ellington 3

Duke Ellington interview 1973

The Mooche - Duke Ellington and his Orchestra

Duke Ellington & his Cotton Club Band - Old Man Blues (1930) Check and Double Check

Billy Taylor, Duke Ellington and Willie the Lion

Duke Ellington - C Jam Blues (1942)

Duke Ellington - Isfahan

Duke Ellington - Chloe

Duke Ellington - Melancholia

Duke Ellington - Mood Indigo

Duke Ellington - The Big Bandfeeling

Alex Grey : Oversoul

Alex Grey is one of the great artistic geniuses of our times. His mystical visions incorporate exacting detailed attention to internal anatomy, and the processes of Life. So I couldn't resist making these animated versions of his masterpiece, OverSoul. Click the avatar to see these Animations


You can find more of Alex Grey's artwork at his Official Website

The Blog Digest Thirty Five

The Blog Digest Thirty Five

Aquaman's BlogSpot 7

Sesame Street Digest One

Humanity Healing Blogs 6


The Metaphysical Blogs Thirty Five

The Movie List Thirty Four

Science Digest Special Edition SEVEN

Earth Justice Blogs 38

The Culture Blogs Five

The Metaphysical Blogs Thirty Six

The Blog Digest Thirty Four

Meet Mary Harris : Mother Jones!

Meet Mary Harris : Mother Jones!

Mother Jones Speaks

Andy Irvine - Mother Jones

the most dangerous woman in America

The Most Dangerous Woman

Mother Jones

True American Revolutionary-Mother Jones

US History Project (Mother Jones)

Mother Jones

Pete Seeger & Arlo Guthrie - Union Maid

Women in the IWW

The Death of Mother Jones song by Gene Autry

Sesame Street Digest Two

Sesame Street Digest Two

Sesame Street 11

Sesame Street 12

Sesame Street 13

Sesame Street 14

Sesame Street 15

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Sesame Street Digest One

Greek Mythology: God and Goddesses - Documentary

Greek Mythology: God and Goddesses - Documentary



Mark Pagel: How language transformed humanity

Jessica Green: Are we filtering the wrong microbes?

Philip Zimbardo: The demise of guys?

Eve Ensler: Suddenly, my body

Alex Steffen: The shareable future of cities

Dyan deNapoli: The great penguin rescue

Jeremy Gilley: One day of peace

Lucianne Walkowicz: Finding planets around other stars

Marco Tempest: The magic of truth and lies (and iPods)

Dan Ariely: Beware conflicts of interest

Sunday, October 28, 2012

The Astral Realm


Pismo Beach

The Astral Realm

by James Clair Lewis

The term, Astral Travel, is a misnomer, since the Astral Plane is not a spacial dimension, like the Material World. How do you measure distance, where things are only separated by thought, and the speed of thought is instantaneous? We exist simultaneously within all four Octaves of Reality: Spiritual, Mental, Astral, and Physical. Separation is merely a function of the focus of consciousness. So you don't actually go anywhere, when you are on the Astral Plane. The matrix of your Chakras, acupuncture meridians, etc, (which is what your Astral Body really is), remain in place relative to your Physical Body. If the Astral Body left the physical body, then the physical body would disintegrate.

What people see as a body while focused in the Astral Plane, is just a thoughtform the mind creates in order to help you relate to what you are experiencing. It is just a habit & a convenience, which provides you with a reference point. Sometimes when I'm focused in the Astral realm while sleeping, I'll see myself as having a body with clothes on. Why would I need clothes on the Astral Plane? How come I can change them, or why don't they match the physical clothes I wear while awake & focused on the Material Realm?

When I refocus my consciousness into the Astral Realm while physically awake, I don't see myself as having an "astral body" at all. Then I'm just a focal point of reference, and if I see anything at all that represents me, it is just a field of energy. This is because the Astral Realm is a symbolic realm, which doesn't make it unreal at all, since the forms of these symbolic representations are the fields of energy about which the Material Plane takes its shapes.

The conventions of form & distance exist only as a convenience that your Mind employs for relating to the experience. If you expect to see it, then you will. When you are accustomed to focusing your awareness into the Astral Plane, then those convenient references, simply melt away.

When you see or feel an aura, you are percieving on the Astral Plane. You are still here, but your consciousness is percieving information that exists on the Astral Plane. I generally use the Astral Plane as a chatroom for communicating with people instantaneously across distance on the Physical Plane. That's pretty useful, considering that I am a horribly slow typist... and phone bills can get very expensive.

In Hinduism & Buddhism they teach that the Material World is an illusion. The illusion is that the Material World is solid. Fields of energies from the higher planes condense to the point of apparent solidity. There are no elementary particles, atoms, molecules, or solid objects. It appears that way, because mind focused on the Material Plane vibrates at that rate, and while vibrating at that rate, things appear solid. Actually, there are only fields of vibration, and the flow of energies between.

Above the Astral Plane are the Mental and Spiritual Octaves of Reality. There are conferences where Enlightened Souls who don't happen to currently have physical bodies, give instruction, and you can mingle quite freely, depending upon where on the Spectrum of Consciousness, you happen to be, as an individual. The Universe is much bigger, and much smaller, than we imagine...

Surfing along the lower boundary of the Astral Plane, where it impinges upon the Material World, is a narrow corridor often mistaken for the true Astral Plane. Here you may refocus your awareness around distant locations to do what is known as Remote Viewing. Both Soviet & American Intelligence Agencies have employed this, because the applications for espionage are pretty obvious. Most people would never be aware of the presense of a Remote Viewer, although cats & dogs frequently are. With a great deal of practice, significant amounts of detail can be gleaned, as in the reading of documents in otherwise secured places.

I don't use this very much, but once while practicing Remote Viewing, I visited Shambala beneath Tibet. There I saw a Tibetian Lama reading a book. He looked up from his book, turned in my direction, smiled & waved. Then he went back to his reading... Nothing unusual about that...

These animated Moving Mandalas are very large files. Please click on the pic, and wait for it to load. The Contemplation will be very enabling, carrying your Mind beyond the mundane world

Sawtoothed Vortex

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