Neil Kramer : Paradox

http://neilkramer.com/

“From 2001 to 2009, I made many pilgrimages to the hallowed and ancient landscapes of Wiltshire, the county in South West England where the vast majority of global crop circles appear.  I learned much.  Some of my most epic experiences and moving revelations have emanated from the fields, woods, hilltops, and villages of Wiltshire…

I have walked in dozens of the largest and most intricate crop circles on record.  I have slept in them, meditated in them, held night vigils in them, had lunch in them, and done some other things that are best not talked about here.  I have analyzed their geometry, have measured ratios and circumferences, and have taken innumerable photographs.  I have learned to distinguish the authentic from the inauthentic, the terrestrial from the ultra-terrestrial… I have sat with the amateurs and the experts, the faithful and the scientific, absorbing all their theories and interpretations.  There has been lunacy and there has been brilliance… I have seen orbs of blue light zipping across the fields and watched glowing orange spheres hovering in the twilight sky.  I have been buzzed by military helicopters, met with ex-secret service agents, been photographed by zoom lenses poking through bushes, and had my hotel room gone over by clandestine figures. Quite an adventure…

The more circles I have experienced, the more I have come to know that only when all linear systems of thought are taken off-line and consciousness can flow freely through an untainted channel, does the primary teaching begin to unveil itself. Open-heartedness is more valuable in this respect than the intellect.  There is little to be gleaned by the mind that is fizzing with mental noise and egoic spasms.  The psychic tides must be allowed to naturally rise up and reform the inner landscape, submerging old reductionist concepts and sculpting new densities of graceful being.”
~Neil Kramer, The Unfoldment  

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What is Ayurveda?

http://www.chopra.com/articles/what-is-ayurveda#sm.000iywqvb103me84zcv141u3gpw4p

“Thousands of years before modern medicine provided scientific evidence for the mind-body connection, the sages of India developed Ayurveda, which continues to be one of the world’s most sophisticated and powerful mind-body health systems. More than a mere system of treating illness, Ayurveda is a science of life (Ayur = life, Veda = science or knowledge). It offers a body of wisdom designed to help people stay vibrant and healthy while realizing their full human potential.

The two main guiding principles of Ayurveda are 1) the mind and the body are inextricably connected, and 2) nothing has more power to heal and transform the body than the mind.

Freedom from illness depends upon expanding our own awareness, bringing it into balance, and then extending that balance to the body.” ~Deepak Chopra

The Sushruta Samhita – An English Translation Based on Original Texts 

http://chestofbooks.com/health/india/Sushruta-Samhita/

He whose doshas are in balance, whose appetite is good, whose dhatus are functioning normally, whose malas are in balance, and whose body, mind, and senses remain full of bliss is called a healthy person.” ~The Sushruta Samhita

Book Excerpt : Forging the Hero

https://mountainguerrilla.wordpress.com/2016/10/06/book-excerpt-from-forging-the-hero/

“It is popular in some circles to blame the troubles of our current situation on the self-interested manipulations of secret cabals of super-rich oligarchs who control the wealth—and thus the politics— of our nation and world. While this is undoubtedly true, and only a jackass would argue otherwise, it is also not any sort of novelty. Whether you are discussing Rockefellers, Carnegies, Gateses, Waltons, or others in our own time, or the Patrician class of ancient Rome, every empire has resulted in the creation of a class of super wealthy oligarchs who gathered enough wealth to their families that they could control the political decision-making cycle for their benefit and continued enrichment.

Conspiracy theories make it possible to believe, “if we could just get rid of ‘them,’ then everything would go back to ‘normal.’” The problem is not the existence of a patrician class of oligarchic aristocracy however. The problem is when the virtue of service is replaced with the virtue of selfishness, and both the oligarchs and the common man begin caring more about themselves than they do about their nation and their community. The problem is that the patricians—like the rest of society— lack the long-range vision necessary to recognize that what seems beneficial to them in the near-term, even though it might be detrimental to the rest of society, is also detrimental to them in the long-term…

The problem is when the common man, hoping to benefit from government largesse, allows greedy, selfish men, susceptible to corruption, into positions within the government, where the patricians can afford to bribe them. The blame is not just on the oligarchs. It is on every man. The problem is greed… The common man sees those around him apparently doing better than him financially, with all their material belongings and begins to believe in this new virtue. Now, he’d rather work long hours and extra days than spend time with his wife and children, teaching his children the values of their forefathers that made their nation great…

The people, and thus the nation as a general whole, are no longer interested in honor and glory. Their only interest is in retaining their wealth and their luxury.”