Heart and Mind Opening Resources for Another Possible World
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Awaken and develop your inner life and connection to others and the greater Universe.
The Seat of the Soul, by Gary Zukav
A brilliant exploration of how we are evolving from a species that pursues power based upon the perceptions of the five senses (external power) into a species that pursues authentic power (spiritual power).
Swami Beyondananda is the cosmic comic alter ego of writer, humorist, performer and uncommontator Steve Bhaerman. The Swami, whose favorite yoga pose is tongue-in-cheek, is the spokesperson for a new non-religion, FUNdamentalism (accent on "fun"). Underlying his humor is a profound progressive political sense that transcends partisan politics.
How Shamans Dream the World into Being.
Shamans have known for ages what many in modern times are now discovering - that our individual and collective reality is first created in our imagination and then birthed into existance.
This online magazine of awakening covers subjects such as planatary health, food purity, UFOs, the pineal gland and politics.
This educational ten part series – Spirit Science – condenses many of the greatest insights of consciousness and the awakening into a series of playful and easy to follow animated and illustrated cartoons. You can watch them for free on You Tube.
Awaken your third eye.
Awaken your third eye (your pineal gland located in the center of your brain) using this video and sharpen your memory, intuition and insight.
I AM - the movie documentary
I AM is an engaging and entertaining documentary that poses two practical and provocative questions: what’s wrong with our world, and what can we do to make it better? The filmmaker behind the inquiry is Tom Shadyac, one of Hollywood’s leading comedy practitioners and the creative force behind such blockbusters as “Ace Ventura,” “Liar Liar,” “The Nutty Professor,” and “Bruce Almighty.” The movie chronical's Tom Shadyac's spiritual transformation and journey of discovery as he interviews some of the most profound spiritual leaders of our time.
The evolver network
Evolver is a social network for conscious collaboration. It provides a platform for individuals, communities, and organizations to discover and share the new tools, initiatives, and ideas that will improve our lives and change the world.
Evolver Spores - Connect with other evolvers through our 40+ regional Spore chapters in the US and abroad, or jumpstart your own Spore. Together we are building an international network for an emerging planetary culture based on ecological values and creative collaboration.
Velcro Ripper, Ian McKenzie and the other members of Occupy Love have been true LovEvolutionaries way before Occupy Wall Street came into being. We love the work they do in reminding all of us that it's not X percent against the other X percent, but all of us embracing love and evolution. Their blog is beautifully written and is full of inspiring ideas and articles. They've been deeply involved in the Occupy Movement since the begining and are co-creating a documenary about this amazing worldwide transformational shift from the old world of competion to the new world of cooperation.
GlobaL Gathering with the Maya at Chitzen Itza mexico dec 20 - 23rd 2012
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Cultivate loving and peaceful relationships with others and the whole Universe.
Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life
by Marshall B. Rosenberg, Ph.D. This classic guide to "compassionate communication" helps us move beyond competitive and judgmental thinking and communication to find what is truly alive in us and others in order to create true connection and peace. To learn more visit the Center for Non Violent Communication.
Explore alternative means for people to create and exchange goods and services beyond the current debt based economic model.
The Great Turning: From Empire to Earth Community
by David Korten. Book makes a compelling case that humans have a brief window of opportunity to navigate the passage from a 5,000 year Era of Empire characterized by domination and violence against life to an Era of Earth Community characterized by peaceful partnership. Learn more about David Korten and his evolutionary ideas at the Living Economies Forum.
The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment
Invest in the change you want to see. While some see only the return in $$$, many are coming to realize that socially conscious ethical investing not only pays off for society but for investors. Now that’s enlightened.
This book takes economics into the sacred realm and taces the history of money from ancient gift economies to modern
capitalism, revealing how the money system has contributed to
alienation, competition, and scarcity, destroyed community, and
necessitated endless growth.
Today, these trends have reached
their extreme - but in the wake of their collapse, we may find great
opportunity to transition to a more connected, ecological, and
sustainable way of being.
“This brilliant and beautifully written book is an indispensable
must-read for all those who believe our economic system is terminally
sick and in need of radical, sacred rehaul. Charles Eisenstein has the
great gift of being able to make complex ideas both thrilling and
inspiring. I hope this book begins a serious, worldwide conversation on
how we can reinvent our attitude to money.”
—Andrew Harvey, author of The Hope: A Guide to Sacred Activism
The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment
Invest in the change you want to see. While some see only the return in $$$ as the only meaningful measure of a financial investment, many are coming to realize that socially conscious ethical investing not only pays off for society but also for investors. Now that’s enlightened.
The Story of Stuff
From its extraction through sale, use and disposal, all the stuff in our lives affects communities at home and abroad, yet most of this is hidden from view. The Story of Stuff is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. The Story of Stuff exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and calls us together to create a more sustainable and just world.
This is the first film to expose the shocking truth behind the economic crisis of 2008. The global financial meltdown, at a cost of over $20 trillion, resulted in millions of people losing their homes and jobs. Through extensive research and interviews with major financial insiders, politicians and journalists, INSIDE JOB traces the rise of a rogue industry and unveils the corrosive relationships which have corrupted politics, regulation and academia.
Move Your Money project
The Move Your Money project is a nonprofit campaign that encourages individuals and institutions to divest from the nation's largest Wall Street banks and move to local financial institutions. They encourage individuals to take power into their own hands by voting with their dollars and no longer contributing to a financial system that has led our country astray.
They give people real, concrete actions on their website so that we can all create a more sane, stable and localized banking system.
Alternative News and Media
Find the truth by looking beyond the main stream corporate media.
This vibrant publication empowers people with the vision and tools to create a healthy planet and vibrant communities
Reality Sandwich - Webzine of transformation
Reality Sandwich is a web magazine for this time of intense transformation. Subjects run the gamut from sustainability to shamanism, alternate realities to alternative energy, remixing media to re-imagining community, holistic healing techniques to the promise and perils of new technologies.
This magazine essentially made the call to action that started the Occupy movement. Based in Vancouver, Canada – Adbusters is a global network of culture jammers and creatives working to change the way information flows, the way corporations wield power, and the way meaning is produced in our society.
AlterNet is an award-winning news magazine and online community that creates original journalism and amplifies the best of hundreds of other independent media sources. AlterNet’s aim is to inspire action and advocacy on the environment, human rights and civil liberties, social justice, media, health care issues, and more. Since its inception in 1998, AlterNet.org has grown dramatically to keep pace with the public demand for independent news.
Wake Up World
This alternative source of information believes that it's critical that people realize that the news fed to us via mass media is often created to serve a political agenda of manipulation, fear and control. By standing in their truth and sharing it with the world, they hope to contribute to creating a new and enlightened future.
Positive News (PN) is a free, not for profit newspaper published four times a year. We report news from around the world in the areas of sustainability, social equality, education and happiness with a clear message that "another world is possible."
Democracy Now TV/Radio
Progressive daily TV/radio news program, hosted by Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez, airing on over 1,000 stations, pioneering the largest community media collaboration in the United States.
Common Dreams is a nonprofit, progressive, nonpartisan citizens’ organization. They publish breaking news from a progressive perspective and the latest ideas, opinions and in-depth analysis by some of the world’s best progressive writers, thinkers and activists.
Learn about the current state of politics and alternatives to the current international corporate money driven system.
A People's History of the United States
In this famous book by American historian and political scientist Howard Zinn seeks to present American history through the eyes of the common people rather than political and economic elites. A People's History has become a major success as it has been set as assigned reading in many high schools and colleges across the United States.
National radio commentator, writer, public speaker, and author of Thieves In High Places: They've Stolen Our Country And It's Time to Take It Back, Jim Hightower has spent three decades battling the Powers That Be on behalf of the Powers That Ought To Be - consumers, working families, environmentalists, small businesses, and just-plain-folks. He is a folk hero political activist.
ZEITGEIST: MOVING FORWARD
Released in 2011, this forward thinking and hopeful movie about global transformation and awakening envisions a world of exciting possibilities.
This movie prophetically saw the revolutionary possibilities of mass peaceful awakening, well before the advent of Occupy Wall Street (OWS). It will be up to all of us in 2012 and beyond to manifest the peaceful transition envisioned in this movie or not. Also view the original Zeitgeist, which is an underground awakening classic. To learn more visit the Zeitgeist Movement.
Charlie Chaplin's rousing speach from the "The Great Dictator".
This is an amazing re-edit of Charlie Chaplin's inspirational speech from his 1940 movie "The Great Dictator". His rousing plea for a free humanity from greed and control is incredibly poignant for these times. We highlyrecommend viewing this four minute excerpt.
Network - the Movie
This winner of four acadamy awards satarizes the sickness and manipulation of TV news and the main stream corporate media. Prodced in 1976 it resonates louder and even sounds truer today. It's amazing how much today's problems, including the corporate media, are like those of the 70's.
Matrix - the Movie
Released in 1999, the Matrix depicts a future in which reality as perceived by most humans is actually a simulated reality created by sentient machines to pacify and subdue the human population, while their bodies' heat and electrical activity are used as an energy source. Upon learning this, computer programmer Neo is drawn into a rebellion against the machines, involving other people who have been freed from the "dream world" and into reality.
This movie is interpreted by many as a metaphor for the current state of our society in which most are asleep to the true nature of the world. It is only upon awakening from such a false dream that individuals discover true reality.
The Thrive – the movie and the movement
What is keeping us from thriving? After a lifetime journey of pursuing that question, Foster Gamble's research revealed that a small group of financial elite have gained control over key areas of our lives – energy, food, health care, education and more – and are the single greatest threat to humanity’s ability to thrive.
The movie beautifully chronicals how and why he came to the conclusion that the world is not as the media would have you believe. The movie has spawned an online movement and a great deal of excitement about the potential for we the people to take back our world and create a just and sustainable planet.
The Earth Charter - a Declaration of Interdependence!
An international declaration of fundamental values and principles for building a just, sustainable, and peaceful global society in the 21st century.
“We stand at a critical moment in Earth’s history, a time when humanity must choose its future. As the world becomes increasingly interdependent and fragile, the future at once holds great peril and great promise. ..” - Earth Charter
Created by the largest global collaborative process ever associated with an international declaration, the Earth Charter was drafted over a 10-year period by thousands from 77 countries.
The principle areas of the Earth Charter include: Respect and care for the community of life, Ecological integrity, Social and economic justice and Democracy, nonviolence and peace.
The declaration from the NYC Occupy Wall Street
This declaration, which was accepted by the NYC General Assembly by concensus on September 29th, 2011, lists the many injustices and grievances that have fueled the occupy movement. It is an import document.
"As we gather together in solidarity to express a feeling of mass injustice, we must not lose sight of what brought us together. We write so that all people who feel wronged by the corporate forces of the world can know that we are your allies. . . . We come to you at a time when corporations, which place profits over people, self-interest over justice, and oppression over equality, run our governments. We have peaceably assembled here, as is our right, to let these facts be known."
Please visit the below link to read the entire declaration.
Move to Amend
Move to Amend is a coalition focusing on one of the Occupy movement's main concerns: corporate personhood. The group hopes to overturn the Citizens United vs. Federal Elections Commission ruling and "amend our Constitution to firmly establish that money is not speech, and that human beings, not corporations, are persons entitled to constitutional rights".
Reverend Billy the Church of Earthalujah
Reverend Bily and his church of stop shopping take on mindless and spiritually bankrupt consumerism with evangelical fervor. Their theatrical political satires and actions inspired a movie called "What would Jesus Buy?" Repent before the "Shopocalypse" (the end of humankind from consumerism, over-consumption and the fires of eternal debt) is upon us!
Stop CISPA - save your privacy on the net
Terrible legislation being rushed through Congress that will have major ramifications for all internet users. Call your senator(s) and ask them to stop this in its tracks.
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Health and Wellness
Cultivate vitality, strength and beauty by eating unmodified organic whole foods and exercising your mind and body.
The Simple Living Network
The Simple Living Network provides resources, tools, examples and contacts for conscious,
simple, healthy and restorative living.
True Food Now
How and what we eat not only affects our health but the health of our planet. Eat organic and non GM (Genetically Modified) food for your sake and the sake of the earth.This shopping resource will help you avoid toxins posing as food and find real food that will enhance your health and vitality.
Spirit of Change
This holisitic and progressive magazine explores how our overal enviroment from the political to the food we eat affects our lives and world.
Natural News Network
The NaturalNews Network is a non-profit collection of public education websites covering topics that empower individuals to make positive changes in their health, environmental sensitivity, consumer choices and informed skepticism. It is designed to educate and empower individuals, families and communities so that they may experience improved health, awareness and life fulfillment.
The Fluoride Action Network
There is a massive amount of scientific data finding that fluoride not only doesn't help prevent tooth decay but that fluoridated water is actually one of the leading causes of chronic illness through out the body. The Fluoride Action Network seeks to broaden public awareness about the toxicity of fluoride compounds and the health impacts of current fluoride exposures.
Food: The Ultimate Secret Exposed
In this hard hitting documentary, Alex Jones, makes the case that people the world over, but especially in the United States are under chemical attack. He reveals that deadly and dangerous toxins ranging from Aspartame to Fluoride, GMO, Mercury-tainting, pesticides, cross-species chimeras, plastic compounds in chicken, high fructose corn syrup, cloned meat, rBGH and new aggressive GM species of salmon have all entered into our diets and environments– whether we want it or not.
Alex Jones alleges that many of these substances knowingly cause or are linked with sterility, low birth weight, miscarriages, smaller or deformed offspring, as well as organ failure, cancer, brain tumors and Death itself, what you DON’T know about on your grocery shelves can hurt you. Further, Alex Jones demonstrates that a pattern of buried studies, fraudulent statistics and a will reduce global population all point to the deliberate criminal poisoning of the food and water supply.
Forks Over Knives
The feature film Forks Over Knives examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting animal-based and processed foods.
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Learn how to design and create sustainable human settlements and agricultural systems, by modeling them on natural ecosystems.
Seed Savers Exchange
This non-profit organization is dedicated to saving and sharing heirloom seeds. Since 1975, their members have been passing on their garden heritage by collecting and distributing thousands of samples of rare garden seeds to other gardeners.
Earth Activist Training (ACT)
Earth Activist Training, based in San Francisco Bay, teaches permaculture and visionary solutions for personal and cultural sustainability to social change activists.
("God inside us") are psychoactive substances used in a religious, shamanic, or spiritual context.
"Shamans and Healers" by Andrew Osta
The author describes his Ayahuasca apprenticeship with a Peruvian shaman. The book is complied from author's travel journals. Unexpected ending.
Ayahuasca: the visionary and healing powers of the vine of the soul.
The author, Joan Parisi Wilcox, describes her experiences with Ayahuasca, including a dieta in Peru. A very interesting read for those who have been on or are preparing for a dieta experience.
"Ayahuasca in My Blood" Peter Gorman
A very personal, engaging, sincere and moving account of the author's quest with Ayahuasca. One of the very best books about the "Vine".
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The Psychedelic Library
An amazing and extensive library of links to the history, culture and research of psychedelics.
The Spirit Molecule
This documentary explores the powerful psychedelic compound DMT (dimethyltryptamine), which is naturally produced in humans and scores of other species. Does it play a role in sustaining life - or, beyond that, explaining human spirituality?
Terence McKenna on DMT
Terence McKenna, one of the great cultural creative philosophers of the 20th century, shares his insights on DMT and it's pyscological and spiritual significance. Viewers are also encouraged to view his other videos on You Tube.
Entheogen:Awakening the Divine Within
The film examines the re-emergence of archaic techniques of ecstasy in the modern world by weaving a synthesis of ecological and evolutionary awareness,electronic dance culture, and the current pharmacological re-evaluation of entheogenic compounds.
Entheogen documents the emergence of techno-shamanism in the post-modern world that frames the following questions: How can a renewal of ancient initiatory rites of passage alleviate our ecological crisis? What do trance dancing and festivals celebrating unbridled artistic expression speak to in our collective psyche? How do we re-invent ourselves in a disenchanted world from which God has long ago withdrawn? Entheogen invites the viewer to consider that the answers to these questions lie within the consciousness of each and every human being, and are accessible if only we give ourselves permission to awaken to the divine within.
Is the discipline that seeks to understand the origin, evolution, structure, and ultimate fate of the Universe at large, as well as the natural laws that keep it in order.
2012: Time for Change
This enlightening documentary by Daniel Pinchbeck pulls together an impressive cross section of leading edge luminaries of the conscious evolution. Directed by Emmy Award nominee Joao Amorim, follows journalist Daniel Pinchbeck, author of the bestselling 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl, on a quest for a new paradigm. A must see movie for those who believe that 2012 will be a special year of global and individual transformation. Learn more at the 2012 Time for Change website.
What the BLEEP Do We Know!?
This documenarty plunges you into a world where quantum uncertainty is demonstrated – where neurological processes, and perceptual shifts are engaged and lived by its protagonist – where everything is alive, and reality is changed by every thought. The extent to which it succeeds will largely be the extent to which a viewer grasps the complex theories being addressed in those terms. Does matter exist? Does time flow in one direction? How deep down the "Rabbit Hole" are you prepared to go?
Explore the relations that living organisms have with respect to each other and their natural environment. Our survival depends upon it.
The Panchma Alliance
Empowered by our partnership with indigenous people, The Pachamama Alliance inspires and galvanizes the human family to generate a critical mass of conscious commitment to a thriving, just and sustainable way of life on Earth.
Their Awakening the Dreamer initiative offers transformational workshop experiences around the world. As a participant, you will “wake up” to both what is at stake and what is possible at this moment in history, and discover your unique role in creating a new future.
350.org is a global grassroots movement to solve the climate crisis. Their online campaigns, grassroots organizing, and mass public actions are led from the bottom up by thousands of volunteer organizers in over 188 countries. To preserve our planet, scientists tell us we must reduce the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere from its current level of 392 parts per million to below 350 ppm. But 350 is more than a number—it's a symbol of where we need to head as a planet.
We Are Powershift
Energy Action Coalition is a coalition of 50 youth-led environmental
and social justice groups working together to build the youth clean
energy and climate movement.
Working with hundreds of campus and
youth groups, dozens of youth networks, and hundreds of thousands of
young people, Energy Action Coalition and its partners have united a
burgeoning movement behind winning local victories and coordinating on
state, regional, and national levels in the United States and Canada.
Heart and mind opening events.
LoveATX - Austin LovEvolution
Our projects and events are focused on informing and empowering the local community and developing local economy. As we restore trust, value, and respect (love) within communities, we are creating powerful powerful ripple effects that will positively impact all of humanity and the world. We encourage you to “Keep it Local” through community involvement and support.
Our mission is to develop a holistic culture: A holistic culture encourages us to live and love wholly, respecting our self, the earth, and all living things as one organism. We honor the following 5 interrelated values as they encompass the areas of focus that will develop a holistic culture.
Local – support local development, value self-sustaining communities
Healthy – care for thyself; body, mind, and spirit
Creative – create your dreams, entertain your imagination
Conscious – explore consciousness, live mindfully
Sustainable – build community, respect our earth and natural resources
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Fun(d) Raiser for the Journey, Saturday, March 31st in Oakland.
Come "get on the bus" and help us energize the Magic Love Bus for blast off! The 2012 Magic Love Bus Journey is a collective adventure. We need your support, both on the bus and online, to manifest it fully.
For details about this party, directions and to RSVP - visit our Facebook Fun(d) Raiser Event.
How you can be a part of this transformational journey:
- Contribute your ideas for where the bus can land and who it can hook up with as it travels East.
- Join the LovEvolutionSolution.org to share your ideas and meet other LovEvolutionaries.
- Help promote the journey online to your friends and community.
- Bring organic food and beverages to share at the party.
- Donate funds so we can propel this journey far and wide and turn more people on to their own personal magic and ability to create another possible world.
This fun(d) raiser party will be held at NIMBY, which is the largest do-it-yourself industrial art space in the Bay Area with over 40 different art groups and craftsmen in the shop. NIMBY is famous for hosting great parties and the creation of some of the most amazing art shared at Burning Man.
The Magic Love Bus has been undergoing an amazing transformation at NIMBY and is now a moving sound stage and light show. Climb aboard and let's energize the Magic Love Bus for blast off!
April 14th, Cast of Ceremony for the 2012 Magic Love Bus Journey
On Saturday, April 14th, the Magic Love Bus and crew are casting off from San Francisco on a three month cross country journey to spread love and light. Come join us on the bus and on the beach for a fire drum circle, dancing and ceremony. Bring healthy organic food, musical instruments and your best magical intentions.
For details, directions and to RSVP visit our Facebook Event.