Water to life

We are under constant attack from toxins in the atmosphere, the food chain and our water (bottled and tap water). Detoxification regimes abound but we need to look no further than pure water to start the process.

Our technological age encourages us to abandon what is natural and based on the wisdom of millennia and multiple civilisations - we'd be foolish to ignore ancient wisdom.

Recognized for his groundbreaking work on the origins of Western philosophy, Peter Kingsley has helped shed light on the sacred roots of Ancient Greek culture and civilization. Here we explore his life-long relationship with two great figures of antiquity, Parmenides and Empedocles, who he explains were not merely philosophical intellectuals but ecstatic mystics and poets whose message holds great significance for the world today.

Studying the past shows us where we went wrong to arrive at our dystopian present.

Why Economics Needs Repentance, Not Reformation by COLIN MCKAY
The only way for economists to earn public faith in their profession, is to repent, and cease from practicing cabalists’ magic.

The causes of our current woes are not complicated. They arise from a system of control because we've abdicated responsibility for ourselves and each other. Hierarchy, theft of the commons and usury underpin our current political economy and, in combination, these three flaws drive abuse, oppression and the destruction of life. This understanding is not rocket science, nor is it new but stems from deep rooted human history.

Fundamentally, we are social beings whose future relies on each other and human relationships are the most important foundations on which to build. The three flaws are designed to destroy and distort those relationships. Relationships are monetised within a framework of asymmetric power in which the few dominate. But they can only do so as long as we believe in their abusive, oppressive and destructive system. We now have a choice: to succumb to slavery or to live.

Here's to awakening in 2018 to a new realisation... none of the pain and suffering in the world is inevitable; it is caused by our belief in authority and this pernicious system.

"Live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart. Trouble no one about his religion. Respect others in their views and demand that they respect yours. Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life. Seek to make your life long and of service to your people. Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide.

Always give a word or sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend, or even a stranger, if in a lonely place. Show respect to all people, but grovel to none. When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself.

Abuse no one and no thing, for abuse turns the wise ones to fools and robs the spirit of its vision. When your time comes to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home." by Tecumseh (1768-1813) Shawnee Chief

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