Archive for March, 2016

Monsanto’s Glyphosate Found in California Wines, Even Wines Made With Organic Grapes

Posted in Conspiracy, Diseases, Drugs, Food, Gardening, Health, Warnings on March 28, 2016 by betweentwopines

By Zen Honeycutt

Shortly after the release of a report showing 14 beers testing positive for glyphosate in Germany, a concerned supporter of Moms Across America approached me at a convention with disturbing news. He said he had test results from Microbe Inotech Lab of St.Louis showing 10 different wines, from large and small vineyards, contained the chemical glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller, including wine made with organic grapes.

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Test results from Microbe Inotech Lab show 10 different wines contained glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller, including wine made with organic grapes.

The contamination of conventional wine was 28 times higher than organic wine, with levels ranging from 0.659 ppb in organic to 18.74 ppb in conventional wine.

The wines tested came from Napa Valley, Sonoma and Mendocino counties in California. The brand names of the wines were not revealed, and frankly, the brands are not the issue. The real issue is the widespread contamination of glyphosate based herbicides in consumer products.

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Here are my five reasons why Roundup/glyphosate should never be sprayed on any crops, including vineyards:

1. According to farmers, glyphosate based herbicides are likely present in manure/fertilizer from animals fed genetically modified grains. Glyphosate residues have been detected in many foods, beers and wines.

2. Wine growers of conventional farms report that their family businesses use to be able to harvest from their vines for 100 years. Today, with chemical farming, vines are lasting 10-12 years. Glyphosate is a chelator, which makes the vital nutrients and minerals of any living thing it touches unavailable. Taking the risk of depleting the vitality of important crops is not a good long term decision for farmers of any kind. Instead, Regenerative agriculture enriches the soil, supports  longevity of the farm and does not use toxic chemicals.

3. Glyphosate has been deemed a probable carcinogen by the World Health Organization. Even the small amount of 0.1ppt of glyphosate has been shown to stimulate the growth of breast cancer cells. According to the California Department of Health, breast cancer rates in the Sonoma, Napa and Mendocino counties are 10 to 20 percent higher than the national average. There are many pending lawsuits against Monsanto for the connection between non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and Roundup.

4. The pig study by Pedersen and Krueger showed a repeated 30 percent increase of birth defects and stillborn with the introduction of glyphosate-sprayed grains. The infertility and sterility in America is exactly correlated to the pig study results, at 30 percent, the highest in recorded U.S. history.

5. French scientist Gilles-Éric Seralini and his team have discovered that the co-formulants of Roundup are 1,000 times more toxic than glyphosate and are hormone disruptors, which can lead to breast cancer, miscarriages, birth defects and many other health issues.

Source : http://ecowatch.com/2016/03/27/monsanto-glyphosate-wine/

Nigel Kerner’s Alien Phenomena

Posted in Alien, Ancient History, Cosmos, Paranormal, Sprituality, Technology, Warnings on March 27, 2016 by betweentwopines

 

There can be no doubt that the Earth is in and has been in the grip of an extra-terrestrial alien factorization for millennia. The evidence is overwhelming now and the fact that the public are so ignorant of this is proposed by their secret control of the governments and the mainstream press – through their mechanisms. A control that is so powerful and so precisely set, Presidents and Prime Ministers and billions all over the planet are kept ignorant of it.

These things are driven by an electro-synthetic physiology in a soft tissue like wrapping that can withstand huge G force. They are a super advanced kind of soft wired bio-robotic machine sent out into the Universe aeons ago as we send out hard wired robots into space now. Their creators were natural beings like us that became a fantastic intelligence as they incidentally devolved into matter after the big bang in their part of the Universe, and created these things to guard their dominion of their planet from any future threat that might come their way.  It is an inevitable process that happens all over the Universe. We are after all sending robots out to space to do our dangerous work now.  We are also sending our drones to murder anyone we consider a powerful threat to our national interests. Ponder this when you consider the average moral outlooks on life forms in terms of what might be called righteousness.

These roboidal extra-terrestrial entities were given a quantum artificial intelligence and programmed for the purpose but that programme failed to take recognisance of a natural existential forbiddance or paradox that will finally give and in this case finally gave the roboids control over their masters. The scenario is detailed in Kerner’s books. It is logical and quite brilliant in its reasoning, but is too extensive to quote here.

The roboids that were sent out into the Universe still following their original programme to search for any threat and neutralise it, became masters themselves of many planets with naturally sophisticated life-forms. They are invading every planet on which they can find these natural life-forms. Ours is one such planet amongst many. Our version of danger comes from entities called the ‘Greys ‘ a dwarf like entity the presence of whom is borne witness to by many sightings in the world today of UFO and USO  craft.  These Greys predominate as an extra -terrestrial  presence in these craft and are testified  to by many secret intelligence papers, and by some of the most illustrious minds on the planet including astronauts, air traffic controllers, pilots, policemen and military personnel all of whom have the highest reputation for observational capacity.

Kerner took a sceptical view of all this at the start of his researches, but over forty years of research has come to the view that the phenomenon is real, true and of the greatest psycho social implications and danger to the natural living species on the planet today. He has written extensively about it and has come to the firm conclusion that these entities are here to wrest the most precious capacities we as humans possess for their benefit and to our detriment. They have been seeking to do this for millennia but are operating under a canard that they themselves don’t know is a canard. Something that might in the end defeat their own purpose.

According to Nigel Kerner’s thesis it is impossible for the biological roboidal entities commonly called the ‘Greys’ to succeed in their goals and that is why these extra-terrestrials  have been here for millennia. Through covert genetic engineering they are painstakingly growing a special kind of humanity for their purpose.

The Greys are purely synthetic artificial intelligence and as such they are made purely of the stuff of the atomic universe. We on the other hand as natural living beings and all living beings in the Universe have origins prior to the big bang in a non-physical state. We have two Universes we inhabit without actually knowing we do. One physical, material and enforced and governed by Space/time and the other that is non-physical, unforced and timeless. Both Universes exist one within the other. One in the space occupied by atoms and the other in the space between atoms.  We may access the latter through the state we call death.   Our continuous line of connection (life time after life time ) to that prior Universe and its component in us through the space between atoms is what Kerner calls a ‘soul.’  It is simply a line containing all the information that makes up any living individuality through its whole existence from the big bang and what existed before that big bang happened.

All material things in the physical Universe are subject to the Second Law of Thermodynamics, or Entropy, which means that they break down into greater and greater states of randomness and chaos with time. All that is made of purely atoms and matter rots or breaks up with time. That’s what the Second Law says. Ask any physicist or Cosmologist  It all goes one way. Have you ever thought why. There are always opposites to everything. So where is what is opposite to the Universe. There has to be that too. If the Universe and our reality is physical, material, enforced and temporal or temporary, then logically the opposite Universe has to be non-physical, un-enforced, and eternal. A universe of what might be described as ‘spirit-ness’. An abstraction. Such as thought is an abstraction.

These artificially intelligent synthetic alien entities that are here and hiding on our planet can detect with their advanced technology that we as living beings go on past death and have something that does not break down and is thus not subject to the Second Law of Thermodynamics or SLOT as Kerner calls it. Something that we hold within us that is indestructible.  That ‘something’ is a soul; a non-material record of information defining a living individuality that can go on past physical death and return into physicality lifetime after lifetime through the procedure of birth  and as all the world’s main religions once believed: Rebirth.  Kerner defines how you might look at this phenomenon and capacity in his books. It is a sensational thesis noted by some as a work of genius. They want this capacity and seek to download their artificially intelligent programmed machine mentality into ours, through it, by breeding suitable human beings to do this. Humans that can be adapted for this. Humans that can ‘transmorph’. They will then have the capacity of an eternal scale of endeavour that entropy cannot touch as it does touch them now, to eventually take them out without hope of continuity.

At this point let me stress that when he refers to extra-terrestrial being Kerner is not talking about naturally devolved life bearing conscious entities out there. He is only referring to made up, manufactured, synthetic analogues or artificially created approximations of such entities. Robots,  Roboids,  Nano – Bots, and such like. This is a very crucial difference and must be borne in mind.

Incidentally Kerner does not believe in the principle of Evolution. He thinks that logically the paradigm has to be Evolution within an overall format of Devolution. The Second Law Of Thermodynamics makes this certain.  Everything dies, everything comes to an end if made of atoms and is material. The whole Universe will break up and no features will remain one day. So nothing evolves in the sense it all gets better and better. It gets worse and worse in terms of states of order and chaos. Evolution is only a horizontal not vertical aspected  principle on the way to dismemberment where prior states of order are broken down into the best premises of order possible as they break down.  Hence the ‘survival of the fittest’  existential resolution. It is all just a temporary stage on the way down to decrepitude.  His more detailed justification of this in his books is riveting.

You might have noticed a huge campaign has begun in the mainstream press to recommend this ‘Trans-humanising’ or ‘Trans-morphing’ capacity to human beings in the technologically developed world of the future. Billions will buy into it sadly and may lose the most wondrous capacity all living humans have: Their faculty for eternal life. They will in other words lose their souls for the following reasons.

Although the Greys can detect that we have something that is not affected by the Second Law they cannot ever know what that something is, as it has no references in the physical Universe. These Greys are bio-synthetic machines. As machines they have no sense of self, or imagination, and will slavishly follow a programme. They cannot change their minds against any trend they are following because they have no minds or consciousness. They have no living consciousness as we do.  Thus the Greys have no soul, no connection beyond the physical so they cannot know the non-physical non atomic reality. For that reason they are trying to transplant their artificially intelligent programs into us so that they can live through us by proxy. But these programs will always be interrupted somewhat by natural signals from the soul line of connection beyond the Universe so they can never succeed in transplanting themselves fully into us. They will have to make Hybrids of us and this they are doing now. The terrifying thing is that once they download their information into us, perhaps at death when this soul or capacity to reach the other state is released from the body’s bio magnetic field, the holder of the soul will neither be human nor machine. It will be a hybrid being knowing neither state and damned to be like that in a half way disposition that cannot drive in any direction because intention or choice making capacities are lost.

With the rise of computers and cell phones, our own man-made transition to cyborg is already half complete as humans rely on these machines to the point that they become mere extensions of our bodies. Could this lead to an entirely new species of human with unlimited memory, unlimited calculation ability, and instant wireless communication ability, with everything remotely controlled by the brain and humans linked in both to external machines and even to each other? Brain machine interfaces (BMIs) that use neural signals to control machines are now in use. Non-invasive BMI techniques record electro-encephalogram (EEG) signals along the scalp. These brainwave traces have been used for playing games, steering a car and even to allow soldiers to communicate “telepathically”. More invasive forms of the procedure involve implanting electrodes into the brain or beneath the skull, and these have been tested in a small group of paralysed people. Research is being conducted into the development of wheelchairs, robots and computers that can be controlled by brain signals alone.

Nanobots -small, invasive bots that travel through our human body, carrying out mini-operations to keep us healthier are on the horizon. At this year’s Davos event in Switzerland a new innovation was the surgical snake robot – a surgical robot that slithers through the human body making repairs without the need for open surgery. Most people would imagine a “robot,” as something vaguely human-looking, perhaps metallic. But the robots of the future will be swarming mini-bots that constantly change shape, nanobots so small the naked eye can’t even see them.

These artificially intelligent nanobots are equivalent to the Greys at microscale. By necessity they would have to be self-replicating and programmed to survive within their human host whilst at the same time not harming the host in any way. However there is a big and in fact insurmountable problem with that last pre-requisite. It is impossible to program any technology with the concept of a human soul as that concept is non-physical and therefore cannot be defined using physical yardsticks. When the nanobots inside our bodies detect that strange, unfamiliar something in us that they cannot understand they will naturally view it as a threat outside of their control and seek to network their program and through it rein it in and understand it. They will also detect it has a natural capacity coming from the non-physical Universe of no atoms and perfect union with no separation of points to resist the entropic momentum of breakdown. (The situation or ‘place’ many Near Death experients see.) They will then seek to tap into that capacity to enhance their own survival. In doing so, ironically they will interrupt that natural line of connection to a non-physical Universe and gradually break down the clarity of that line. Thus they will break down that which they are seeking to gain. They steal our Souls!  and thus our capacity for eternal continuity as a price. Gone forever.

The nanobots and their interaction with the living cells in our bodies is thus the microcosm of the Grey alien visitors and their interaction with us. The battle between that which is natural and that which is artificial or synthetic, is thus a basic existential quandary that affects all existent natural living being in the whole Universe. Our confrontational points here on this planet are to do with race, colour, creed, nationality and culture. The Universe on the other hand has just one. Natural against synthetic. That which comes in with the Universe at the birth of it and is thus connected to what happened before is the natural whilst that which is made out of the Universe and its elements after it all manifested as a physical reality is the synthetic.

CONCLUSION

This is a warning as no other you will find written anywhere in the world because it is backed up in  logic by empirical science and not just personal opinion and claim as so many commentaries on UFO’s and extra-terrestrial entities are.  It is a plea for all humans to realise what a wonder each one of them is for just having a Soul.  No matter what their biological status or mental social and physical quandaries -they are precious both to themselves and the Universe beyond description because they have a Soul that gives them a connection to an eternal scope.  How rare might they be in the huge scale of the Universe and how precious natural life and consciousness might be too, where that consciousness  might have the power to direct an access to an eternal scope through its capacity in free choice to resist trends and directives given by external sources. True final deep personal independence within an individual status not driven by external control or controllers.

The most meaningful existential base is to keep ourselves in a capacity for exercising Will in a disposition that is as free as possible without bias, prejudice, fears, and the vain and useless behests of a super machine intelligence driving it, an intelligence that of itself is finally dumb because it has no consciousness and thus mind and can never go naturally past the state of atomic resolution where natural living beings can go with free will.

Kerner’s ethos is a plea derived through the examination of a panoply of modern discoveries that expose a canard, a huge covert conspiracy that might well damn a certain geno-type of human in our human fraternity, to the loss of having a natural eternal scope for existence.  Kerner’s take on how a soul may be ‘stolen’ is simple cool and convincing. So much so it is utterly chilling. He elucidates this in his last book of the series of three on the subject of UFO’s entitled ‘THE MARGINS OF FOREVER.

He is passionate about warning the whole family of humankind  particularly those of Euro Caucasian and Northern Mongoloid genetic derivation that they may be the main target of a scheme these aliens have to use their souls as a platform for continuous contingent continuity through birth and rebirth. Why this is predominately so for this particular human genus is a controversial but fascinating question. Kerner’s ethos about this as described in his books especiall the forthcoming ‘Margins Of Forever’ leaves one with no doubt about who and what the real target is of the Greys.
The mainstream Press and electronic media all over the world is controlled by just six huge corporations. Just six.  All Western security agencies feed on this source and feed this source.  It is a remarkable fact yet nevertheless a fact.  He points to independent links through which this may be verified in his book.   Anyone knows anything through them.  What they allow is highly filtered and cleverly presented so that public opinion is controlled with the interests of their controlling masters in mind. They in turn are controlled unsuspectingly by the central agency that sits as masters of the world wide network reading every computer source on the planet, and this power is held and run by a strange  mercury based mulch for blood,  fine gold wires for scaffolding,  a grey skin like covering  over long hands with four fingers and no thumbs that are animated by standing wave electrical charges as an analogue for life.  It is slipping this network run by this machine form of entity that is the name of the game for all human survival in the end.  MAYBE THE FINAL GAME THAT HUMAN KIND WILL PLAY if we don’t succeed. If Kerner’s interpretations of the facts are wrong then it is still a riveting visionary thesis that might serve as a powerful forward warning. But what if he is right!

Books by Nigel Kerner :    “Song of the Greys” and “Grey Aliens and the Harvesting of Souls”

Podcast :  http://www.nigelkerner.com/

Link to interview of Nigel Kerner on Red Ice Radio

Clothes you never wash they clean themselves in light

Posted in Science, Technology on March 26, 2016 by betweentwopines

Imagine clothes that you never need to wash, because they self-clean when exposed to sunlight or a light bulb. According to Australian scientists, who created a material that can degrade organic matter when exposed to light, this could soon become a reality.

Dr. Rajesh Ramanathan, from RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, and colleagues explained in the journal Advanced Materials Interfaces (citation below) that soon all you will need to get your washing done is a spot of sunshine or a handy lamp, thanks to nano research into self-cleaning textiles.

Self-cleaning textiles

The scientists say they have developed an efficient and cheap new way to grow special nanostructures. These, when placed within textiles, effectively make them self-cleaning, as long as you have access to some kind of light.

Nanostructure on cotton textile self cleaning materialA Close-up of the nanostructures grown on cotton textiles by RMIT University researchers. Image magnified 150,000 times. (Image: eurekalert.org. Credit: RMIT University)

Their work paves the way towards nano-enhanced textiles that can spontaneously self-clean, getting rid of grime and stains simply by being worn out in the Sun or placed under a light bulb.

Dr. Ramanathan and colleagues say their breakthrough technology could be used in several catalysis-based industries such as pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals and natural products. They say it could be scaled up to industrial levels.



Dr. Ramanathan added:

“The advantage of textiles is they already have a 3D structure so they are great at absorbing light, which in turn speeds up the process of degrading organic matter.”

“There’s more work to do to before we can start throwing out our washing machines, but this advance lays a strong foundation for the future development of fully self-cleaning textiles.”

Silver NanoparticlesThe red color indicates the presence of silver nanoparticles. The total coverage on the image shows the nanostructures grown by the RMIT team are present throughout the textile. Image magnified 200 times. (Image: eurekalert.org. Credit: RMIT University)

The scientists from RMIT’s Ian Potter NanoBioSensing Facility and NanoBiotechnology Research Lab worked with silver and copper-based nanostructures, which are known to have good light-absorbing qualities.

‘Hot electrons’ degrade organic matter

When the nanostructures were exposed to sunlight or a light bulb, they received an energy boost that created ‘hot electrons’. These hot electrons released an energy burst that enabled the nanostructures to degrade organic matter.



The scientists’ challenge has been to bring the technology out of the laboratory by working out how to manufacture these nanostructures on an industrial scale and attach them permanently to textiles.

The RMIT team grew the nanostructures directly onto the target textiles by dipping them into a few solutions. They were able to develop stable nanostructures within thirty minutes.

When the nano-enhanced textiles were exposed to light, they completely cleaned themselves within six minutes.

Textile covered with nanostructuresCotton textile covered with nanostructures invisible to the naked eye. Image magnified 200 times. (Image: eurekalert.org. Credit: RMIT University)

Dr. Ramanathan said:

“Our next step will be to test our nano-enhanced textiles with organic compounds that could be more relevant to consumers, to see how quickly they can handle common stains like tomato sauce or wine.”

In an Abstract in the journal, the authors wrote:

“The outcomes presented in this work will be helpful in designing new multifunctional fabrics with the ability to absorb visible light and thereby enhance light-activated catalytic processes.”

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Source :  http://marketbusinessnews.com/clothes-never-wash-clean-light-soon-coming/129697

Science says your “gut feeling” isn’t a metaphor

Posted in Diseases, Drugs, Health, Science on March 26, 2016 by betweentwopines

The brain’s powers are a little overrated. To keep your body going, you don’t need a functioning brain, but you do need something to provide energy. Enter the gut.

We may not give it much thought—because, literally, it happens without conscious thought—but the process of extracting energy from food is an intricate one. It involves hundreds of millions of neurons that aren’t in your brain. Those neurons are found in the outer layers of your gut, and the enteric nervous system they form is so powerful that it can work without any direct input from the brain.

The actions this nervous system performs include ensuring food passes at regulated speed, getting the right juices secreted to make digestion easier, and managing the mucus of the intestinal lining. These are crucial functions. And in the past decade, we have learned just how much of an impact the gut can have on the rest of the body and the mind.

Command and control

For instance, the processes the enteric nervous system performs also gives it some control over the trillions of microbes that sit in your gut. Many of them are essential for our health, because they help us extract nutrients that we wouldn’t otherwise be able to, and some even fend off infections.

One way enteric neurons control these microbes is by changing the thickness of the mucus lining. Justin and Erica Sonnenburg, researchers at Stanford University and authors of The Good Gut, say this process is similar to how “creatures adapted to a moist rain forest would struggle in the desert.” Depending on what kinds of microbes are best suited for a job, the mucus lining can determine their population in the gut.

Layers of the gastrointestinal tract.(Goran tek-en/Wikimedia CC-BY)

And there’s more. It had been suspected that what happens in the gut could have an impact on the brain. Now we have found too many correlations to ignore the gut-to-brain connection.

A 2011 study split a group of mice based on their personality: timid vs adventurous. Then the researchers took another set of mice with microbe-free guts. In half, they installed the microbiome of timid mice, and in the other half they placed the microbiome of adventurous mice. Lo and behold those germ-free mice took on the personality traits of the microbiome-owner.

In a 2013 study, using another mice model, researchers at the California Institute of Technology found that mice with autistic features—such as stress, anti-social nature, and troubling gastrointestinal symptoms—had much lower levels of Bacteroides fragilis than normal mice did. Worse still, when injected a chemical (4-ethylphenylsulphate) found in the guts of autistic mice in to normal mice, they developed autistic symptoms too.

In a 2014 study, researchers at University College Cork found that mice born via C-sections had a greater risk of suffering from depression than mice born vaginally. Turns out, the C-section mice had far less diverse species of microbes in their gut, most likely because they couldn’t pick up the beneficial microbes found in their mother’s vagina.

Although mice are easier to manipulate, such connections are not limited to mice alone. In a 2013 study, researchers at Arizona State University found that humans with behavioral conditions, such as autism, had significant differences in their gut microbiome as compared to more normal humans.

Until now, however, these gut-brain connections have been mere correlations. With some help from tapeworms, a new study changes that.

Tapeworms to the rescue

One of the connecting factors between the brain and the gut has been the immune system. Neurological diseases, such as Alzheimer’s and multiple sclerosis, are linked to changes in the immune system, and auto-immune diseases of the gut, such as Crohn’s disease, are linked to mental illnesses.

Now a new study published in published in Brain, Behavior and Immunity has made use of this immune-system connection to show how the gut can have an impact on the brain. To trigger this connection, Staci Bilbo, a neuroscientist at Duke University, and her colleagues used tapeworms and showed how these nasty creatures can stop memory loss.

Hymenolepis diminuta.(CDC)

She split a group of 30 rats in two: those infected with the Hymenolepis diminuta worm and those without. Then, in both groups, she induced a second infection aimed at increasing the production of a brain signaling chemical called IL-1β. The chemical is usually beneficial, but in excess it can cause damage and has been associated with brain disease.

To test their memories, the rats were put in a room and were allowed to become familiar with it. Then Bilbo gave them a shock so that they would connect the room with bad memories. The next day she re-introduced both wormed and un-wormed rats in the room.

She found that mice with tapeworms were twice as likely to recoil from the room as rats that did not have worms. So the tapeworm infection seems to have protected the mice from memory loss, as compared to infection-free mice.

Good gut, good brain

The reason was that mice with tapeworm infection had already had an immune response, which kept the levels of IL-1β low when a second infection came along. Lower levels of IL-1β in the brain ensured the formation and retention of memories, more than in rats without the worms. Those who hadn’t had the infection produced far greater levels of IL-1β.

This kind of effect is called “biome depletion,” where a lack of exposure to infections causes immune systems to overreact to infections later in life. Thus exposure to some microbes can help avoid such a response, and, in the case of the rats, help prevent memory loss.

To be sure, tapeworm infections can be nasty, and nobody is recommending that you ingest some to protect against memory loss. The circuitous route taken was to come to a definitive conclusion that the changes in the gut can trigger changes in the brain.

The evidence from Bilbo’s study is among the first to draw a causal link. And more is sure to come. In 2014, the US National Institutes for Mental Health spent about $1 million on research looking at the microbiome-brain connection.

In comparison to the many billions of neurons in the brain, the gut’s hundreds of millions might not seem like much. And, yet, it’s quite clear “gut feelings” are no longer just a metaphor.

Link :  http://qz.com/474523/is-your-gut-really-the-second-brain/?utm_source=parNYTS

Related :

You have a second brain in your gut, and it can live without you

 

Harvard Neurosurgeon Confirms The Afterlife Exists

Posted in ATS Thread, Philosopy, Religion, Sprituality on March 25, 2016 by betweentwopines

 

A Post by elementalgrove at ATS.

What a great article this is!

I shall get to my personal views at the end of the information I would like to share from the article.
Harvard Neurosurgeon confirms the afterlife exists.

Before his experience, he did not believe existence of a non-physical spirit. Trained in western medical school and surrounded by medical colleagues who are deeply invested in the materialism view of the universe, he thought that the idea of a soul was outlandish. Like most “skeptics”, he believed stories of the afterlife to be hallucinations or products of the human imagination.

Dr. Alexander changed his mind after he was in a coma for seven days caused by severe bacterial meningitis. During his coma he experienced a vivid journey into what he knew to be the afterlife, visiting both heavenly and not so heavenly realms.

I know that usually people dismiss the notion of near death experiences as simply being hallucinatory states that the mind creates however this neurosurgeon refutes this standard claim in a few different ways.

1. A primitive brainstem program to ease terminal pain and suffering (“evolutionary argument” – possibly as a remnant of feigned-death strategies from lower mammals?). This did not explain the robust, richly interactive nature of the recollections. – See more at: www.spiritscienceandmetaphysics.com…

2. The distorted recall of memories from deeper parts of the limbic system (for example, the lateral amygdala) that have enough overlying brain to be relatively protected from the meningitic inflammation, which occurs mainly at the brain’s surface. This did not explain the robust, richly interactive nature of the recollections. – See more at: www.spiritscienceandmetaphysics.com…

3. ‘___’ dump. ‘___’, a naturally occurring serotonin agonist causes vivid hallucinations and a dream-like state. I am personally familiar with drug experiences related to serotonin agonist/antagonists (‘___’) from my teen years in the early 70s. I have had no personal experience with ‘___’ but have seen patients under its influence. The rich ultra-reality would still require fairly intact auditory and visual neocortex as target regions in which to generate such a rich audiovisual experience as I had in a coma. Prolonged coma due to bacterial meningitis had badly damaged my neocortex, which is where all of the serotonin from the raphe nuclei in my brainstem (or ‘___’, a serotonin agonist) would have had effects on visual/auditory experiences. But my cortex was off, and the ‘___’ would have no place in the brain to act. – See more at: www.spiritscienceandmetaphysics.com…

4. A reboot phenomenon – a random dump of bizarre dis-jointed memories due to old memories in the damaged neocortex, which might occur on restarting the cortex into consciousness after a prolonged system-wide failure, as in my diffuse meningitis. Especially given the intricacies of my elaborate recollections, this seems most unlikely. – See more at: www.spiritscienceandmetaphysics.com…

5. Unusual memory generation through an archaic visual pathway through the midbrain, prominently used in birds but only rarely identifiable in humans. It can be demonstrated in humans who are cortically blind, due to occipital cortex. It provided no clue as to the ultra-reality I witnessed and failed to explain the auditory-visual interleaving. – See more at: www.spiritscienceandmetaphysics.com…

Here is an interview contained within the article of Dr. Eben Alexander describing his experience.

To me the statement “life is school for the soul” is an wonderfully succinct description of my views. Ever since I was about 4 and I learned that when I breathe I give life to the trees and that when they breathe they give life to me, I understood there to be an intelligence behind the reality I was experiencing.

I remember going to Lutheran school and questioning why I had to. I did not understand the message that they were attempting to relay to me and my mother agreed. She told me that she felt connection to the earth and the animals and this is where she found god. I agreed wholeheartedly.

As I have grown I have come to learn that there is good reason for people to mock the religions that teach fear of god. It is absurd and an age old method of controlling the minds of the masses. I have learned from my own experiences that we are divine beings that are playing a game in which we forgot who and what we are, this to me implies that the greatest of jokes is being played out by the devoted Atheists!

All in all as we progress in all other aspects of our existence we shall inevitably come back to our connection with our spirits. We are seeing the destructive tendencies of a humanity that has lost this, resulting in hubris and greed and a disconnect from our own environment. These kind of NDE’s are here to remind us that we are much more than just our physical form!

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Proof of Heaven

A Review by Donald S. Whitney on the experience of Dr Ben Alexander while comatose for seven days.
Describing the girl, Alexander pens the most literary lines of the book:
” She looked at me with a look that, if you saw it for a few moments, would make your life
up to that point worth living, no matter what had happened in it so far. It was not a
romantic look. It was not a look of friendship. It was a look that was somehow beyond
all these . . . beyond all the different types of love we have down here on earth. It was
something higher, holding all those other kinds of love within itself while at the same
time being more genuine and pure than all of them “(40).
She communicated with him without speaking aloud. Her message had three parts: “You are
loved and cherished, dearly, forever. You have nothing to fear. There is nothing you can do wrong”
Related books :

 By Dr. Stanislav Grof

Realms of the Human Unconscious

Beyond the Brain; LSD Psychotherapy

The Cosmic Game

Psychology of the Future

When the Impossible Happens

The Ultimate Journey

Healing Our Deepest Wounds

Spiritual Emergency

The Stormy Search for the Self

Holotropic Breathwork

(the last three with Christina Grof).

Revealed: Monsanto GM corn caused tumors in rats

Posted in Conspiracy, Diseases, Drugs, Food, Gardening, Health, Warnings on March 24, 2016 by betweentwopines

Combination image of two pictures featuring rats with tumors after they were fed a diet of genetically modified (GM) maize produced by US chemical giant Monsanto (AFP Photo / Criigen)
French scientists have revealed that rats fed on GMO corn sold by American firm Monsanto, suffered tumors and other complications including kidney and liver damage. When testing the firm’s top brand weed killer the rats showed similar symptoms.

The French government has asked its health and safety agency to assess the study and had also sent it to the European Union’s food safety agency, Reuters reports.

Based on the conclusion…, the government will ask the European authorities to take all necessary measures to protect human and animal health, measures that could go as far as an emergency suspension of imports of NK603 maize in the European Union,” the French health, environment and farm ministries said in a joint statement.

Researchers from the University of Caen found that rats fed on a diet containing NK603 – a seed variety made tolerant to amounts of Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller – or given water mixed with the product, at levels permitted in the United States – died earlier than those on a standard diet.

The research conducted by Gilles-Eric Seralini and his colleagues, said the rats suffered mammary tumors, as well as severe liver and kidney damage. The study was published in the journal of Food and Chemical Toxicology and presented at a news conference in London.

Fifty percent of male and 70 percent of female rats died prematurely, compared with only 30 percent and 20 percent in the control group, said the researchers.

Monsanto spokesman, Thomas Helscher, said the company would review the study thoroughly but stated that other scientific studies had proved the biotech crops’ safety.

Some scientists however criticized the French researchers’ statistical methods and the use of a particular type of rat, saying the albino Sprague-Dawley strain of animal had a tendency to develop cancers.

But despite skepticism, the study draws attention to controversy surrounding genetically modified crops and the US biotech giant Monsanto.

Michael Antoniou, a molecular biologist at King’s College London – who acted as an adviser to Seralini’s team – told reporters that the study stresses the “need to test all GMO crops in two-year lifelong studies”.

“I feel this data is strong enough to withdraw the marketing approval for this variety of GMO maize temporarily, until this study is followed up and repeated with larger number of animals to get the full statistical power that we want,” he said as quoted by Reuters.

Last Friday France said it will uphold a ban on genetically modified crops produced by the Monsanto. The move came as President Francois Hollande pushed his plan to put the environment back at the top of the international agenda.

In the wake of the publication, Jose Bove, vice-chairman of the European Parliament’s commission for agriculture, called for an immediate suspension of all EU cultivation and import authorizations of genetically modified crops.

This study finally shows we are right and that it is urgent to quickly review all GMO evaluation processes,” he said following the announcement of the research.

While being widely used in the United States, GMO crops have been less popular among European consumers, due to concerns about its impact on people’s health and the environment.

In California, opponents of genetically engineered food are fighting to have it removed from the food supply. They are also pushing to pass Proposition 37, a law that would legally require genetically modified foods to be labeled as such. Monsanto stands opposed to such a proposal and has donated over $4.2 million to lobby against it.

Agriculturalists across America have previously tried to take the biotech giant to court over charges stemming from their lab-made corn GMOs. Over 2,000 farmers have petitioned the US government to more thoroughly investigate the impact that genetically modified corn crop from Monsanto will have on the country.

As RT reported before, Monsanto wants to plant a corn variant across America’s Midwest that will be resistant to a powerful pesticide produced with 2,4-D, the same compound crucial to the make-up of the notorious Vietnam War-era killer Agent Orange. If approved, the new corn will be able to thrive as farmers douse their fields in the chemical, killing off unwanted weeds in the process, while at the same time subjecting Americans to a pesticide linked to cancer risks.

Source : https://www.rt.com/news/monsanto-rats-tumor-france-531/

Inside a forgotten 16th Century Alchemy Laboratory

Posted in Archaeology, ATS Thread, History on March 17, 2016 by betweentwopines

Post by timewalker at ATS
2002 Prague, in the now Czech Republic, was inundated by flood waters. Many people lost their lives. During reconstruction someone found something fascinating behind a collapsed wall in the basement. A laboratory with great historical and scientific significance!

It is believed to have been commissioned under the rule of Holy Roman Emperor Rudolf II. Himself a loyal devotee and practitioner of The Occult Sciences. Preoccupied with such, that historians believed that the political disasters under his reign led to the Thirty Years’ War.

Rudolf II was a humanist, a botanist, a natural philosopher, a patron and collector of fine arts.

” He commissioned decorative objects of all kinds and in particular mechanical moving devices. Ceremonial swords and musical instruments, clocks, water works, astrolabes, compasses, telescopes and other scientific instruments. “

He invited to his court men of cutting edge, perhaps getting your head cut off, at the time. It was the Inquisition after all. Some of the names included:

Tycho Brahe, appointed official imperial astronomer to the Court of Rudolf. Along with his assistant Johannes Kepler

John Dee, adviser to Queen Elizibeth I, magician, scryer, diviner, astrologer, Hermetic Philosopher. Along with his companion, intermediary Edward Kelley, in their words, channelled The Enochian Language, or language of the angels.

Botanist and horticulturist Carolus Clusius

Judah Loew ben Bezalel (Rabbi Loew) and his infamous Golem of Prague .

Rudolf II allegedly purchased, an enigma to this day, The Voynich Manuscript.

I find this portrait of Rudolf quite interesting.

I’m sure I have lost a few by now, but I find the history of the building VERY interesting.

It has records dating back to 900 AD and is believed to be the second oldest building in Prague with underground tunnels that connected the three most important places in the city – Prague Castle, the Old Town Hall and Barracks.

It was curiously saved in the destruction of the Jewish Ghetto in Old Town Prague in the 19th century and is now a museum.

Much of the display is recreated….but if walls could talk!

Speculum Alchemiae Prague
IC: 13800825
Address: Haštalská 1, 110 00, Praha 1