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Upside-down, The Good Newsletter 2020 – Week 29

The weekly interactive newsletter sent out by Plukrijp to its members

For people living NOW the school of life

For YOU to send all your good news to

upside down = instead of announcing what we plan to do
(& most often find out we do not need to do), we relate what we really did

Building communities of trust is fundamental to healing our collective wound. At Plukrijp, we offer spaces of transparency and solidarity. The
community allows people to encounter each other in truth and so develop trust.
We do the garden for YOU
Plukrijp functions on your frequent visits & harvests. Take along for friends & neighbours, this way we recreate real networks between us all, breaking down the illusory restrictions that now still separate many of us from our fellow
man = UBUNTU.

What you can harvest now:
 

From now on you can find
all the current and upcoming crops with photo, location and name by clicking on the Current Harvest button in the menu on our website.

https://plukrijp.be/en/op-dit-moment-te-oogsten

Coming soon…

leek at Hei, carrots at Hei, fine beans at Hei, melon in tunnel 1&3 top raised bed,
grapes & bell peppers in closed tunnels.

This week @ Plukrijp

A week of fresh & humid weather, slowing down the ripening of our Mediterranean crops but making pumpkins & beets & all green
plants VERRY happy !

We did:

Continue to give loving care
to the tomato-explosion, to the pumkin-invasion & the bean-abundance

Seed spinach between the leeks, a good way to keep the soil covered with a nice fresh crop.

Collect wood for our winter stoves & for a future effort of repairing the sides of the raised beds. Thanks Chantal & David!

Spread hay in the ditches. At Plukrijp one never needs boots since all roads are soft&dry. An enormous amount of compost creates itself right next to the growing beds. Some effort brings lots of ease later on & sucks up rain-water
& keeps weeds away. Though the material for it (old
hay & straw) is not always easy to get for free or low price, it certainly beats the classical system.

Cut the lawn, hopefully for the last time this year. Letting grass grow fully at least twice a year strengthens the roots. One could call it “holistic mowing”.

We repaired
some euro pallets so that they can continue to be used instead of becoming firewood.

We shared:

The last parts of our “shadows & light” workshop. We plan to make a digital overview of the
many symbols, texts & circle-sharings we did & publish it on the site one of the next weeks. Whoever wants a copy, just ask.

A documentary on ayahuasca “tourism” in south
America. Does this “experience-hunting” bring real spiritual changes in western new-age consumers is the open question at the end of the movie. Lots of thinking-one–should-feel-this as contrasted with the deep belly
lessons life serves us EVERYWHERE, if we allow our heart&belly to function without the censorship&posturing from the mental.

The movie Professor Marston and Wonder Woman, a very original & moving 3 people-love story (polyamory in glorious practice) about the creator of the cartoon strips Wonder Woman. A must-see for the many young now getting lost in the swamp of
relation-shipping. So many nowadays have difficulty connecting with partners in a loving way. Some of this tragic development may be related to the absence of loving parenting in the last 2 generations who were (kept?) busy making money to buy consumer lives.
Some of it may be the result of being drowned in the tsunami of images & sounds emitted by the porno/violence-media. Some of it may be due to the socio-economic no-future situation of the last 2 generations. Student debt, hamburger “jobs”, alienating work
rythms, (very)short careers combined with sarcasm & criticism from parents & society makes many young people feel like failures. To avoid feeling this, most of them stop ALL feeling, replacing real feelings with conceptual posturing & boasting of imagined
or artificially created “experiences”, be they chemical, “spiritual” or body-masochistic. Doing extreme sports or other body tortures brings endorphin experiences but blocks the person inside the prison of “me”. This movie depicted the society of roughly 100
years ago & gave us a taste of what life can be if we do not allow the
rubbish-trucks of noise.

A metaphor often used by Frank in this “relation-ship” context where young people are obsessively on the lookout for the smallest sign of “connection” or “attraction” to start building their love-story, copying the 1000s of Holly&Bollywood distortions they
have absorbed from a very young (too young mostly) age is: “When a captain came to port at the end of a sea-voyage, he often made the rounds of the local bars. He put some money in the hands of the owners & left some paper-work behind. The next morning he
could be seen carrying drunk&unconscious bodies on board. When far away at sea, a bucket or two of fresh water woke them up. They then were shown the contracts they had signed in the bars, engaging them as sailors. If they protested that they had been conned
into this relation-ship, the captain then told them they had every right to swim back to the shore.” How many of the last 2-3 generations did not sell out their freedom in (promised) exchange for a bit of tenderness, a whiff of intimacy, some relief of the
inner sexual drive ? How many found themselves locked inside the prisons of their own perverse imaginations, paying off student loans&mortgages&running after their own tails for the rest of their lives ? Did the eventual “loved&(sometimes)desired” children
compensate for the loss ? Life is not meant to be lived along the scenarios of “eternal” or “exclusive”&it proves this quite dramatically in the exponential rise of depressions, burn-outs, divorces&chronic illnesses the body then develops as a resistance to
not-livable conditions.

Faire-part, the doc on street art in Kinshasa made by our valiant Ann. A lively sharing followed where we all looked at our complicity in the exploitation of “our” Congo & how deep guilt still
keeps us from being totally “real” with the Congolese who clearly are living rooted lives in their often very poor lives. Just seeing the roads & the multitudes of semi-slaves to post capitalism filling their environment with loud presence, shouting loud so
as not to feel the despair of “another day, another dollar”. Does the luxury of the west really have to be grounded on so much extreme poverty&squalor ? Do these people living life as an intense quest for bread on the table not have a message for us who throw
away 3times more food than we eat ? Does the life-energy they manifest not tell us to stop posturing & whining about or small & imagined ills ? For Ann, the making of this documentary became a point-of-no-return in her life. She is now ready to tackle her
own life courageously, beyond guilt & shame. We know she can stand upright, proudly, after going through her private hell. Many speak of Kinshasa as hell on earth. The doc clearly made many of us rethink our attitude towards life.

A movie suggested by Mathijs called “Departures” on the quality of life & dying in Japan. It brought tears & deep emotions to the group.

The Fisher King, a modern day tale about the search for love, sanity and the holy grail directed by Terry Gilliam.

Interesting Movies & Documentaries

https://topdocumentaryfilms.com/nature-ayahuasca/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=recently_posted_documentaries&utm_term=2020-07-12

A tropical vine found in the Amazon, Ayahuasca has long been both celebrated and stigmatized. When transformed into drinking form, the vine is reputed to offer potent
healing and psychedelic potential. Once regarded as a niche form of holistic medicine, Ayahuasca has gained wider acceptance in recent times for its treatment of chronic pain, clinical depression and other common maladies. The calming and perceptive documentary
The Nature of Ayahuasca explores the veracity of these claims while setting out to demystify this misunderstood miracle brew.

Interesting documentary but at the end, they miss the point. This medicine has not to be used for happiness but for spiritual growth.

Professor Marston & the Wonder Women

 

Trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r991pr4Fohk

 

The unconventional life of Dr. William Marston, the Harvard psychologist and inventor who helped invent the modern lie detector test and created Wonder Woman in
1941.

 

Marston was in a polyamorous relationship with his wife Elizabeth, a psychologist and inventor in her own right, and Olive Byrne, a former student who became an
academic. This relationship was key to the creation of Wonder Woman, as Elizabeth and Olive’s feminist ideals were ingrained in the character from her creation.

 

Marston died of skin cancer in 1947, but Elizabeth and Olive remained a couple and raised their and Marston’s children together.

 

The film is said to focus on how Marston dealt with the controversy surrounding Wonder Woman’s creation.

Faire-Part
In collaboration with directors Paul Shemisi and Nizar Saleh, Anne Reijniers and Rob Jacobs.

Four filmmakers, two Belgians and two Congolese, propose to portray Kinshasa, a capital where the struggles for liberation are still very real. How do you bring
to light the social injustices and the legacy of colonialism in this city which maintains a love / hate relationship with the camera? By bringing performance to the streets, closer to the inhabitants …

Departures – Okuribito 2008

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXaMTx3fc7o

A movie about death that celebrates life. We were deeply touched by the extreme beauty of this movie. A must see!

The Fisher King is a modern day tale about the search for love, sanity and the holy grail directed by Terry Gilliam.

 

Trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyKGLSKXZkw

 

A former radio DJ, suicidally despondent because of a terrible mistake he made, finds redemption in helping a deranged homeless man who was an unwitting victim of
that mistake.

Inspiring Book

Fingerprints of the Gods
By Graham Hancock
 
Fingerprints of the gods delves into the hazy depths of prehistory, collecting the clues pointing towards our forgotten heritage. Traces of an ancient highly developed civilization going back at least all the way to the last
glacial period can be found in architecture, geology, geography, astronomy and myth all over the world. Time has altered their form but their essence tells the same story across the millennia: we are not the first, nor are we the most sophisticated and we
won’t be the last.
 
The implications are vast; the illusion of progress we are taught in school collapses and makes way for a cyclical wave-form of progress, decline, collapse. The play of yin/horizontality and yang/verticality does not make an
exception for civilizations. In these times of crisis for the human race, solace may be found in the knowledge that life continues, regardless of whether our society disappears. Life will always be looking for more complex ways to express itself, to transcend
itself.
 
We each individually stand before a choice: do we move towards collapse within the current system or do we transcend our comfortable personal involvement in predatory monopoly capitalism through permaculture?
Wisdom

Fear in paranoia

The lower realms refer to living purely for the sake of survival.

There are different aspects of the lower realms.

One is living purely out of animal instinct, as though your whole survival were based on killing others and eating them up.

The second aspect is that you are stricken with a poverty mentality. You experience constant hunger and fear of losing your
life.

The third possibility is experiencing a constant state of turmoil and living in a world of paranoia, where you torment yourself.

– Chogyam Trungpa

Humor (?)

Beautiful excerpt on humor and seriousness

 

Sense of Humor

Excerpt from Chogyam Trungpa – Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism

 

It would be interesting to examine this subject in terms of what is not a sense of humor. Lack of humor seems to come from the attitude of the “hard fact.” Things are very hard and deadly honest, deadly serious, like, to use an analogy,
a living corpse. He lives in pain, has a continual expression of pain on his face. He has experienced some kind of hard fact -“reality”- he is deadly serious and has gone so far as to become a living corpse. The rigidity of this living corpse expresses the
opposite of a sense of humor. It is as though somebody is standing behind you with a sharp sword.

 

If you are not meditating properly, sitting still and upright, there will be someone behind you just about to strike. Or
if you are not dealing with life properly, honestly, directly, someone is just about to hit you. This is the self-consciousness of watching yourself, observing yourself unnecessarily.
Whatever we do is constantly being watched and censored. Actually it is not Big Brother who is watching; it is Big Me!
Another aspect of me is watching me, behind me, just about to strike, just about to pinpoint my failure.
There is no joy in this approach, no sense of humor at all.

 

This kind of seriousness relates to the problem of spiritual materialism as well. “Inasmuch as I am part of a particular lineage of meditators, associated with the church and its organization, because of my religious commitment,
I must be a good boy or girl, an honest, good, church-going person. I

must conform to the standards of the church, its rules and regulations. If I do not fulfil my obligations I will be condemned, reduced to a shrunken body.” There is the threat of solemnity and death – death in the sense of an end
to any further creative process. This attitude has the feeling of limitation, rigidity; there is no room to move about at all.

 

You might ask then, “What about the great religious traditions, the teachings? They speak of discipline, rules and regulations. How do we reconcile these with the notion of a sense of humor?”
Well, let’s examine the question properly. Are the regulations, the discipline, the practice of morality really based on the purely judgmental attitude of “good” as opposed to “bad”? Are the great spiritual teachings really advocating that we fight evil because
we are on the side of light, the side of peace? Are they telling us to fight against that other “undesirable” side, the bad and the black? That is a big question.

 

If there is wisdom in the sacred teachings,

there should not be any war.

As long as a person is involved with warfare,

trying to defend or attack,

then his action is not sacred;

it is mundane, dualistic,

a battlefield situation.

 

One would not expect the great teachings to be as simple-minded as that, trying to be good, fighting the bad. Such would be the approach of the Hollywood western movie even before you have seen the conclusion, you already know precisely
that the “goodies” will not be killed and the “baddies” are going to get smashed. This approach is obviously simple minded; but it is just this type of situation that we are creating in terms of “spiritual” struggle, “spiritual” achievement.

 

I am not saying that a sense of humor should be wildly unleashed. I am speaking of seeing something more than just warfare, struggle, duality.

 

If we regard the path of spirituality as a battlefield,

then we are weak and feeble.

Then our progress on the path will depend

upon how great an area we have conquered,

upon the subjugation of our own and others’ faults,

upon how much negativity we have eliminated.

Relative to how much dark you have eliminated,

that much light you have been able to produce.

 

That is very feeble; one could hardly call it liberation or freedom or mukti or nirvana. You have achieved liberation by defeating something else: it is purely relative.

 

I do not want to make a “sense of humor” into something solemn; I am afraid that people are going to do that. But in order to really understand rigidity, that which is represented by the corpse, one cannot avoid the danger of making
a sense of humor into a serious thing.

 

Sense of humor means seeing both poles

of a situation as they are,

from an aerial point of view.

There is good and there is bad

and you see both with a panoramic view

as though from above.

 

Then you begin to feel that these little people on the ground, killing each other or making love or just being little people, are very insignificant in the sense that, if they begin to make a big deal of their warfare or love making,
then we begin to see the ironic aspect of their clamor. If we try very hard to build something tremendous, really meaningful, powerful – “I’m really searching for something, I’m really trying to fight my faults,” or “I’m really trying to be good,” – then it
loses its seriousness, becomes a paper tiger; it is extremely ironic.

 

Sense of humor seems to come from all-pervading joy, joy which has room to expand into a completely open situation because it is not involved with the battle between “this” and “that”. Joy develops into the panoramic situation of
seeing or feeling the whole ground, the open ground. This open situation has no hint of limitation, of imposed solemnity. And if you do try to treat life as a “serious business,” if you try to impose solemnity upon life as though everything is a big deal,
then it is funny. Why such a big deal?

 

A person might attempt to meditate in a 100% or 200 % correct posture. Big Deal. Funny. Or on the other hand, a person might try to develop a sense of humor, trying always to make fun of things, to find humor in every corner, every
crack. That in itself is a very serious game, which is equally funny. If you build up physical tension to the point where you are clenching your teeth, biting your tongue, then suddenly something will tickle you because you have been building too much; it
is too absurd to go to such extremes. That extreme intensity itself becomes humor, automatically.

 

There is the Tibetan story of a certain monk who renounced his samsaric, confused life and decided to go live in a cave in order to meditate all the time. Prior to this he had been thinking continually of pain and suffering. His
name was Ngonagpa of Langru, the Black-faced One of Langru, because

he never smiled at all but saw everything in life in terms of pain. He remained in retreat for many years, very solemn and deadly honest, until one day he looked at the shrine and saw that someone had presented a big lump of turquoise
as a gift to him. As he viewed the gift, he saw a mouse creep in and try to drag away the piece of turquoise. The mouse could not do it, so it sent back to its hole and called another mouse. They both tried to drag away this big lump of turquoise but could
not do it. So they squeaked together and called eight more mice who came and finally managed to drag the whole lump back into their hole. Then for the first time Ngonagpa of Langru began to laugh and smile. And that was his first introduction to openness,
a sudden flash of enlightenment.

 

So a sense of humor

is not merely a matter

of trying to tell jokes

or make puns,

trying to be funny

in a deliberate fashion.

It involves seeing

the basic irony

of the juxtaposition of extremes,

so that one is not caught taking them seriously,

so that one does not seriously play

their game of hope and fear.

 

This is why the experience of the spiritual path is so significant, why the practice of meditation is the most insignificant experience of all. It is insignificant because you place no value judgment on it. Once you are absorbed
into that insignificant situation of openness without involvement in value judgment, then you begin to see all the games going on around you. Someone is trying to be stern and spiritually solemn, trying to be a good person. Such a person might take it seriously
if someone offended him, might want to fight. If you work in accordance with the basic insignificance of what is, then you begin to see the humor in this kind of solemnity, in people making such a big deal about things.

 

 

Q: In each lecture you describe some seemingly inescapable situation in which we are all trapped, in which we have already become enmeshed. I just wonder if you ever mean to imply that there is a way out?

 

A: You see, the whole point is that if we are speaking of a way out all the time, then we are dealing in fantasy, the dream of escape, salvation, enlightenment. We need to be practical. We must examine what is here, now, our neurotic
mind. Once we are completely familiar with the negative aspects of the state of our being, then we know the “way out” automatically. But if we talk about how beautiful and joyous our attainment of the goal will be, then we become extremely sincere and romantic;
and this approach becomes an obstacle. One must be practical. It is like visiting your physician because you are ill. If a doctor is going to treat you, then he must first know what is wrong with you. It is not a question of what could be right with you; that
is not relevant. If you tell

the doctor what is wrong with you, then that is the way out of your illness. That is why the Buddha taught the Four Noble Truths, his first teaching. One must begin with the realization of pain, duhkha, suffering. Then having realized
duhkha, one goes on to the origin of suffering and the path leading out of suffering and liberation. The Buddha did not begin by teaching the beauty of the enlightenment experience.

 

Q: Following the usual patterns of evaluation and judgment, I find myself thinking that the errors and obstacles which you describe in later lectures are somehow more advanced than those described in the earlier lectures.
Is this correct?

 

A: That is true. Even after one has stepped onto the path, as in the case of bodhisattvas, once you have begun to awaken there could be a tendency to analyze your awakened state. This involves looking at oneself, analyzing and evaluating,
and continues until there is a sharp blow which is called the vajra-like samadhi. This is the last samadhi state of meditation. The attainment of enlightenment is called “vajra-like” because it does not stand for any nonsense; it just cuts right through all
our games. In the story of the Buddha’s life we hear of the temptations of Mara, which are extremely subtle. The first temptation is fear of physical destruction. The last is the seduction by the daughters of Mara. This seduction,

 

the seduction of spiritual materialism,

is extremely powerful

because it is the seduction of thinking

that “1” have achieved something.

If we think we have achieved something,

that we have “made it,”

then we have been seduced by Mara’s daughters,

the seduction of spiritual materialism.

Satisfaction
vs gratification

written
by Anthony

 

Us humans are masters at avoiding what we really want, to be broken open into supreme bliss, and get to a deep base level of satisfaction. We do everything we can to
escape it, to delay it.

 

We pretend we are only satisfied with the small things in life, sitting in the sand, holding a rock.

We pretend we are having the greatest love romance.

We pretend our escape activities make our lives remarkable and deeply satisfying.

 

We control how much bliss comes in and we settle for watered down substitutes. Life gives us clay and inspires us with telepathic images to make the most amazing sculpture,
an ode to life, but we open a cheap magazine and craft a barbie doll of a life.

 

We glorify or vilify this life, as long as we don’t have to really really live it, embrace it, master it, embody it, work it. We throw up smoke screens to fool and
confuse ourselves and keep us from developing our talents and developing a life of meaning, whereas life, gives us an amazing plethora of chances and opportunities to get to supreme bliss. We however choose to reject those daily, because accepting those invitations,
means we have to look at beliefs and opinions we hold that define who we think we are, and what we think is possible for us.

 

However, life, wants to change your personality that you’ve crafted since childhood with inputs from your upbringing and from the society you live in. Life wants to
bring your personality closer to your essence, because it knows you would make roots, flower open and turn towards the sun.

 

Yet we mostly make life “choices” based on what amuses us, we stay in the barbie doll frame, and never get to discover what life wants to give us, wants us to surrender
to. We never get to live a life of deep meaningful satisfaction.

 

Deep satisfaction comes from being honest about what you feel, without the stories, and accepting what that would mean for your life and how it would disturb all of
the ideas you have about how it should be. Deep satisfaction comes from engaging those moments of friction and looking to come out the other side more open and fresh. Those moments are already present in your everyday life, you just choose not to engage them,
maybe because you don’t know how, but mostly because you don’t accept profound change in your personality is necessary.

 

Life knows that you would be served with a variety and richness of experience of which none are on your gratification bucket list. It asks you to acknowledge them,
engage them and let them transform you. Let yourself be shaken and disturbed by life. Your barbie doll is not so precious and the raw material is screaming for it to be imbued with real meaning that is already there, just waiting for the artist to grow up.

 

Look at your hesitation, your fear to accept the goodness in life. Look at how you push everything away as if your dignity is in what you can hold at bay, in what you
can deny yourself. Life will wake you up, whether you like it or not, and boy, how sweet it is when you can stretch those rigid limbs from deep slumber, walk outside and salute the sun.

Understanding the world we live in and
News Sources

written by Joshka

 

At Plukrijp we try to understand the world we live in and this includes current political-economic
developments. Non-understanding of the world leads to confusion and fear. By coming to grips with the world as it is, this fear is reduced; a world you understand, however twisted it might be, is a world you can face.

 

Post-modernism and new age advocate a dogma of non-reality, idealism; I have my opinion, my reality and you have yours and never the two shall meet. Split into polarized
camps, the contradicting realities clash in discussion and conflict (but!/or). In this way, we stay isolated in non-interaction, never coming closer to truth. P.E. ‘The earth is flat, and nothing you say will ever convince me otherwise!’

 

Objective reality exists, we simply look at it through different lenses and focus on different parts of the puzzle. Through dialogue
(& &), each of us offering new pieces of the puzzle, we transcend our original knowledge. This is not done through compromise, it is done
through thorough, ongoing investigation and research, checking multiples sources, taking into account the bias of the person speaking, and rechecking reality, again and again.

 

System thinking
and dialectic materialism see reality as an infinite, fractal collection of interlocking feedback
loops: Quantum Jazz. It is the patterns created through the interaction of the individual notes, orchestrated by the whole that make Bach beautiful.
Top influences bottom, bottom influences top.
In the context of this article, it is the patterns created from the individual articles that reveal the workings of the system.

 

 

Click the link for a beautiful analysis of different modes of thinking:
The
Thinking Ladder

 

See
Gregory Bateson’s book for a view into the mind of a systems-thinker
(Gregory
Bateson – Steps to an Ecology of Mind
)
and an image based on Donella Meadow’s work for clarification (Systems
Thinking
)

 

See this article for an
explanation of dialectic materialism (and a good example of taking the bias of the writer into account)
(Dialectic
Materialism
)
and an excerpt from an earlier text (Dialectic
Materialism
)
.
For the link between dialectic materialism and spirituality, see
Dialectical Monism

 

See Dr. Mae Wan-Ho for an insightful talk on quantum biology and jazz:
Mae Wan-Ho – Quantum Jazz

 

 

 

That said,
underneath you’ll find an extensive list of the news sources I use/browse/read/save.

My Database of saved articles is accessible here on the main desktop:

J-Web Files

 

My
news feed is split into a few categories:

 

  • Inbox (Any news I couldn’t filter due to a variety of reasons)

  • News
    (The sources I read most frequently)

  • News (Low priority)

  • MSM (Main
    Stream
    Media)

  • Articles (Scientific journals, magazines, etc.)

  • RSS-Feed (Sites without a newsletter that do have an RSS page; it’s a system that gives you updates on new articles on a website, using a program like Thunderbird)

 

 

 

News

 

  • Brasscheck TV

  • ZeroHedge

  • Jon Rappoport

  • TomDispatch

  • Forbidden Knowledge TV

  • G. Edward Griffin

  • X22 Report

  • The Giza Death Star

  • Follow The Money

  • OffGuardian

  • TheNewAtlantis

  • Swiss Policy Research

  • The Corbett Report

  • Global Research News

  • Dark Journalist

  • The Last Merican Vagabond

 

 

 

News (Low Priority)

 

  • Yanis Varoufakis

  • Watts Up With That?

  • Klagemauer.TV

  • The Liberty Beacon

  • Ellaster

  • Activist Post

  • GreenMedInfo

  • Humans Are Free

  • The Syllabus

  • Sara Garcia

  • Privacy Nieuws

  • The Gray Zone

  • AHRP

  • Luke Rudkowski

  • Bits of Freedom

  • Electric Sense

  • World Socialist Web Site

  • Doorbraak

  • The Canary

  • Wakkere Mensen

  • MintPress News

  • Informed Comment

  • Consortium News

  • SHTF Plan

  • 21st Century Wire

  • Anti-Empire

  • FiveThiryEight

  • The Freedom Articles

  • Lew Rockwell

  • Children’s Health Defense

  • The Unz Review

 

 

MSM

 

This category is filled with a broad variety of different sources. Due to the monopolistic nature of the main stream media, I do not find it valuable to provide a list.
It is basically polarized into left and right wing sources. The name they carry is of little importance, since they more or less parrot whatever has been ordered from above. I would say, create a selection of local and international papers and news sources
to follow. They are useful to follow the narrative being pushed by the big banks. In general, I scan the headlines and every once in a while pick out one that catches my eye for reading.

 

 

 

Articles

 

  • Tijdgeest Magazine

  • James DeMeo

  • Ram Dass

  • Medium

  • Borderland Sciences

  • The Edge Magazine

  • Society for Scientific Exploration

  • Aeon

  • Orgone Biophysical Lab

  • Brain Pickings

  • Wait But Why

  • Piercing the Veil of Reality

 

 

 

RSS

 

  • State of the Times

  • ITTCS

  • RussiaToday

  • Strategic Culture Foundation

  • Shaun Atwoord

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community allows people to encounter each other in truth and so develop trust.
We do the garden for YOU
Plukrijp functions on your frequent visits & harvests. Take along for friends & neighbours, this way we recreate real networks between us all, breaking down the illusory restrictions that now still separate many of us from our fellow
man = UBUNTU.

What you can harvest now:
 

From now on you can find
all the current and upcoming crops with photo, location and name by clicking on the Current Harvest button in the menu on our website.

https://plukrijp.be/en/op-dit-moment-te-oogsten

Coming soon…

leek at Hei, carrots at Hei, fine beans at Hei, melon in tunnel 1&3 top raised bed,
grapes & bell peppers in closed tunnels.

This week @ Plukrijp

A week of fresh & humid weather, slowing down the ripening of our Mediterranean crops but making pumpkins & beets & all green
plants VERRY happy !

We did:

Continue to give loving care
to the tomato-explosion, to the pumkin-invasion & the bean-abundance

Seed spinach between the leeks, a good way to keep the soil covered with a nice fresh crop.

Collect wood for our winter stoves & for a future effort of repairing the sides of the raised beds. Thanks Chantal & David!

Spread hay in the ditches. At Plukrijp one never needs boots since all roads are soft&dry. An enormous amount of compost creates itself right next to the growing beds. Some effort brings lots of ease later on & sucks up rain-water
& keeps weeds away. Though the material for it (old
hay & straw) is not always easy to get for free or low price, it certainly beats the classical system.

Cut the lawn, hopefully for the last time this year. Letting grass grow fully at least twice a year strengthens the roots. One could call it “holistic mowing”.

We repaired
some euro pallets so that they can continue to be used instead of becoming firewood.

We shared:

The last parts of our “shadows & light” workshop. We plan to make a digital overview of the
many symbols, texts & circle-sharings we did & publish it on the site one of the next weeks. Whoever wants a copy, just ask.

A documentary on ayahuasca “tourism” in south
America. Does this “experience-hunting” bring real spiritual changes in western new-age consumers is the open question at the end of the movie. Lots of thinking-one–should-feel-this as contrasted with the deep belly
lessons life serves us EVERYWHERE, if we allow our heart&belly to function without the censorship&posturing from the mental.

The movie Professor Marston and Wonder Woman, a very original & moving 3 people-love story (polyamory in glorious practice) about the creator of the cartoon strips Wonder Woman. A must-see for the many young now getting lost in the swamp of
relation-shipping. So many nowadays have difficulty connecting with partners in a loving way. Some of this tragic development may be related to the absence of loving parenting in the last 2 generations who were (kept?) busy making money to buy consumer lives.
Some of it may be the result of being drowned in the tsunami of images & sounds emitted by the porno/violence-media. Some of it may be due to the socio-economic no-future situation of the last 2 generations. Student debt, hamburger “jobs”, alienating work
rythms, (very)short careers combined with sarcasm & criticism from parents & society makes many young people feel like failures. To avoid feeling this, most of them stop ALL feeling, replacing real feelings with conceptual posturing & boasting of imagined
or artificially created “experiences”, be they chemical, “spiritual” or body-masochistic. Doing extreme sports or other body tortures brings endorphin experiences but blocks the person inside the prison of “me”. This movie depicted the society of roughly 100
years ago & gave us a taste of what life can be if we do not allow the
rubbish-trucks of noise.

A metaphor often used by Frank in this “relation-ship” context where young people are obsessively on the lookout for the smallest sign of “connection” or “attraction” to start building their love-story, copying the 1000s of Holly&Bollywood distortions they
have absorbed from a very young (too young mostly) age is: “When a captain came to port at the end of a sea-voyage, he often made the rounds of the local bars. He put some money in the hands of the owners & left some paper-work behind. The next morning he
could be seen carrying drunk&unconscious bodies on board. When far away at sea, a bucket or two of fresh water woke them up. They then were shown the contracts they had signed in the bars, engaging them as sailors. If they protested that they had been conned
into this relation-ship, the captain then told them they had every right to swim back to the shore.” How many of the last 2-3 generations did not sell out their freedom in (promised) exchange for a bit of tenderness, a whiff of intimacy, some relief of the
inner sexual drive ? How many found themselves locked inside the prisons of their own perverse imaginations, paying off student loans&mortgages&running after their own tails for the rest of their lives ? Did the eventual “loved&(sometimes)desired” children
compensate for the loss ? Life is not meant to be lived along the scenarios of “eternal” or “exclusive”&it proves this quite dramatically in the exponential rise of depressions, burn-outs, divorces&chronic illnesses the body then develops as a resistance to
not-livable conditions.

Faire-part, the doc on street art in Kinshasa made by our valiant Ann. A lively sharing followed where we all looked at our complicity in the exploitation of “our” Congo & how deep guilt still
keeps us from being totally “real” with the Congolese who clearly are living rooted lives in their often very poor lives. Just seeing the roads & the multitudes of semi-slaves to post capitalism filling their environment with loud presence, shouting loud so
as not to feel the despair of “another day, another dollar”. Does the luxury of the west really have to be grounded on so much extreme poverty&squalor ? Do these people living life as an intense quest for bread on the table not have a message for us who throw
away 3times more food than we eat ? Does the life-energy they manifest not tell us to stop posturing & whining about or small & imagined ills ? For Ann, the making of this documentary became a point-of-no-return in her life. She is now ready to tackle her
own life courageously, beyond guilt & shame. We know she can stand upright, proudly, after going through her private hell. Many speak of Kinshasa as hell on earth. The doc clearly made many of us rethink our attitude towards life.

A movie suggested by Mathijs called “Departures” on the quality of life & dying in Japan. It brought tears & deep emotions to the group.

The Fisher King, a modern day tale about the search for love, sanity and the holy grail directed by Terry Gilliam.

Interesting Movies & Documentaries

https://topdocumentaryfilms.com/nature-ayahuasca/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=recently_posted_documentaries&utm_term=2020-07-12

A tropical vine found in the Amazon, Ayahuasca has long been both celebrated and stigmatized. When transformed into drinking form, the vine is reputed to offer potent
healing and psychedelic potential. Once regarded as a niche form of holistic medicine, Ayahuasca has gained wider acceptance in recent times for its treatment of chronic pain, clinical depression and other common maladies. The calming and perceptive documentary
The Nature of Ayahuasca explores the veracity of these claims while setting out to demystify this misunderstood miracle brew.

Interesting documentary but at the end, they miss the point. This medicine has not to be used for happiness but for spiritual growth.

Professor Marston & the Wonder Women

 

Trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r991pr4Fohk

 

The unconventional life of Dr. William Marston, the Harvard psychologist and inventor who helped invent the modern lie detector test and created Wonder Woman in
1941.

 

Marston was in a polyamorous relationship with his wife Elizabeth, a psychologist and inventor in her own right, and Olive Byrne, a former student who became an
academic. This relationship was key to the creation of Wonder Woman, as Elizabeth and Olive’s feminist ideals were ingrained in the character from her creation.

 

Marston died of skin cancer in 1947, but Elizabeth and Olive remained a couple and raised their and Marston’s children together.

 

The film is said to focus on how Marston dealt with the controversy surrounding Wonder Woman’s creation.

Faire-Part
In collaboration with directors Paul Shemisi and Nizar Saleh, Anne Reijniers and Rob Jacobs.

Four filmmakers, two Belgians and two Congolese, propose to portray Kinshasa, a capital where the struggles for liberation are still very real. How do you bring
to light the social injustices and the legacy of colonialism in this city which maintains a love / hate relationship with the camera? By bringing performance to the streets, closer to the inhabitants …

Departures – Okuribito 2008

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXaMTx3fc7o

A movie about death that celebrates life. We were deeply touched by the extreme beauty of this movie. A must see!

The Fisher King is a modern day tale about the search for love, sanity and the holy grail directed by Terry Gilliam.

 

Trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyKGLSKXZkw

 

A former radio DJ, suicidally despondent because of a terrible mistake he made, finds redemption in helping a deranged homeless man who was an unwitting victim of
that mistake.

Inspiring Book

Fingerprints of the Gods
By Graham Hancock
 
Fingerprints of the gods delves into the hazy depths of prehistory, collecting the clues pointing towards our forgotten heritage. Traces of an ancient highly developed civilization going back at least all the way to the last
glacial period can be found in architecture, geology, geography, astronomy and myth all over the world. Time has altered their form but their essence tells the same story across the millennia: we are not the first, nor are we the most sophisticated and we
won’t be the last.
 
The implications are vast; the illusion of progress we are taught in school collapses and makes way for a cyclical wave-form of progress, decline, collapse. The play of yin/horizontality and yang/verticality does not make an
exception for civilizations. In these times of crisis for the human race, solace may be found in the knowledge that life continues, regardless of whether our society disappears. Life will always be looking for more complex ways to express itself, to transcend
itself.
 
We each individually stand before a choice: do we move towards collapse within the current system or do we transcend our comfortable personal involvement in predatory monopoly capitalism through permaculture?
Wisdom

Fear in paranoia

The lower realms refer to living purely for the sake of survival.

There are different aspects of the lower realms.

One is living purely out of animal instinct, as though your whole survival were based on killing others and eating them up.

The second aspect is that you are stricken with a poverty mentality. You experience constant hunger and fear of losing your
life.

The third possibility is experiencing a constant state of turmoil and living in a world of paranoia, where you torment yourself.

– Chogyam Trungpa

Humor (?)

Beautiful excerpt on humor and seriousness

 

Sense of Humor

Excerpt from Chogyam Trungpa – Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism

 

It would be interesting to examine this subject in terms of what is not a sense of humor. Lack of humor seems to come from the attitude of the “hard fact.” Things are very hard and deadly honest, deadly serious, like, to use an analogy,
a living corpse. He lives in pain, has a continual expression of pain on his face. He has experienced some kind of hard fact -“reality”- he is deadly serious and has gone so far as to become a living corpse. The rigidity of this living corpse expresses the
opposite of a sense of humor. It is as though somebody is standing behind you with a sharp sword.

 

If you are not meditating properly, sitting still and upright, there will be someone behind you just about to strike. Or
if you are not dealing with life properly, honestly, directly, someone is just about to hit you. This is the self-consciousness of watching yourself, observing yourself unnecessarily.
Whatever we do is constantly being watched and censored. Actually it is not Big Brother who is watching; it is Big Me!
Another aspect of me is watching me, behind me, just about to strike, just about to pinpoint my failure.
There is no joy in this approach, no sense of humor at all.

 

This kind of seriousness relates to the problem of spiritual materialism as well. “Inasmuch as I am part of a particular lineage of meditators, associated with the church and its organization, because of my religious commitment,
I must be a good boy or girl, an honest, good, church-going person. I

must conform to the standards of the church, its rules and regulations. If I do not fulfil my obligations I will be condemned, reduced to a shrunken body.” There is the threat of solemnity and death – death in the sense of an end
to any further creative process. This attitude has the feeling of limitation, rigidity; there is no room to move about at all.

 

You might ask then, “What about the great religious traditions, the teachings? They speak of discipline, rules and regulations. How do we reconcile these with the notion of a sense of humor?”
Well, let’s examine the question properly. Are the regulations, the discipline, the practice of morality really based on the purely judgmental attitude of “good” as opposed to “bad”? Are the great spiritual teachings really advocating that we fight evil because
we are on the side of light, the side of peace? Are they telling us to fight against that other “undesirable” side, the bad and the black? That is a big question.

 

If there is wisdom in the sacred teachings,

there should not be any war.

As long as a person is involved with warfare,

trying to defend or attack,

then his action is not sacred;

it is mundane, dualistic,

a battlefield situation.

 

One would not expect the great teachings to be as simple-minded as that, trying to be good, fighting the bad. Such would be the approach of the Hollywood western movie even before you have seen the conclusion, you already know precisely
that the “goodies” will not be killed and the “baddies” are going to get smashed. This approach is obviously simple minded; but it is just this type of situation that we are creating in terms of “spiritual” struggle, “spiritual” achievement.

 

I am not saying that a sense of humor should be wildly unleashed. I am speaking of seeing something more than just warfare, struggle, duality.

 

If we regard the path of spirituality as a battlefield,

then we are weak and feeble.

Then our progress on the path will depend

upon how great an area we have conquered,

upon the subjugation of our own and others’ faults,

upon how much negativity we have eliminated.

Relative to how much dark you have eliminated,

that much light you have been able to produce.

 

That is very feeble; one could hardly call it liberation or freedom or mukti or nirvana. You have achieved liberation by defeating something else: it is purely relative.

 

I do not want to make a “sense of humor” into something solemn; I am afraid that people are going to do that. But in order to really understand rigidity, that which is represented by the corpse, one cannot avoid the danger of making
a sense of humor into a serious thing.

 

Sense of humor means seeing both poles

of a situation as they are,

from an aerial point of view.

There is good and there is bad

and you see both with a panoramic view

as though from above.

 

Then you begin to feel that these little people on the ground, killing each other or making love or just being little people, are very insignificant in the sense that, if they begin to make a big deal of their warfare or love making,
then we begin to see the ironic aspect of their clamor. If we try very hard to build something tremendous, really meaningful, powerful – “I’m really searching for something, I’m really trying to fight my faults,” or “I’m really trying to be good,” – then it
loses its seriousness, becomes a paper tiger; it is extremely ironic.

 

Sense of humor seems to come from all-pervading joy, joy which has room to expand into a completely open situation because it is not involved with the battle between “this” and “that”. Joy develops into the panoramic situation of
seeing or feeling the whole ground, the open ground. This open situation has no hint of limitation, of imposed solemnity. And if you do try to treat life as a “serious business,” if you try to impose solemnity upon life as though everything is a big deal,
then it is funny. Why such a big deal?

 

A person might attempt to meditate in a 100% or 200 % correct posture. Big Deal. Funny. Or on the other hand, a person might try to develop a sense of humor, trying always to make fun of things, to find humor in every corner, every
crack. That in itself is a very serious game, which is equally funny. If you build up physical tension to the point where you are clenching your teeth, biting your tongue, then suddenly something will tickle you because you have been building too much; it
is too absurd to go to such extremes. That extreme intensity itself becomes humor, automatically.

 

There is the Tibetan story of a certain monk who renounced his samsaric, confused life and decided to go live in a cave in order to meditate all the time. Prior to this he had been thinking continually of pain and suffering. His
name was Ngonagpa of Langru, the Black-faced One of Langru, because

he never smiled at all but saw everything in life in terms of pain. He remained in retreat for many years, very solemn and deadly honest, until one day he looked at the shrine and saw that someone had presented a big lump of turquoise
as a gift to him. As he viewed the gift, he saw a mouse creep in and try to drag away the piece of turquoise. The mouse could not do it, so it sent back to its hole and called another mouse. They both tried to drag away this big lump of turquoise but could
not do it. So they squeaked together and called eight more mice who came and finally managed to drag the whole lump back into their hole. Then for the first time Ngonagpa of Langru began to laugh and smile. And that was his first introduction to openness,
a sudden flash of enlightenment.

 

So a sense of humor

is not merely a matter

of trying to tell jokes

or make puns,

trying to be funny

in a deliberate fashion.

It involves seeing

the basic irony

of the juxtaposition of extremes,

so that one is not caught taking them seriously,

so that one does not seriously play

their game of hope and fear.

 

This is why the experience of the spiritual path is so significant, why the practice of meditation is the most insignificant experience of all. It is insignificant because you place no value judgment on it. Once you are absorbed
into that insignificant situation of openness without involvement in value judgment, then you begin to see all the games going on around you. Someone is trying to be stern and spiritually solemn, trying to be a good person. Such a person might take it seriously
if someone offended him, might want to fight. If you work in accordance with the basic insignificance of what is, then you begin to see the humor in this kind of solemnity, in people making such a big deal about things.

 

 

Q: In each lecture you describe some seemingly inescapable situation in which we are all trapped, in which we have already become enmeshed. I just wonder if you ever mean to imply that there is a way out?

 

A: You see, the whole point is that if we are speaking of a way out all the time, then we are dealing in fantasy, the dream of escape, salvation, enlightenment. We need to be practical. We must examine what is here, now, our neurotic
mind. Once we are completely familiar with the negative aspects of the state of our being, then we know the “way out” automatically. But if we talk about how beautiful and joyous our attainment of the goal will be, then we become extremely sincere and romantic;
and this approach becomes an obstacle. One must be practical. It is like visiting your physician because you are ill. If a doctor is going to treat you, then he must first know what is wrong with you. It is not a question of what could be right with you; that
is not relevant. If you tell

the doctor what is wrong with you, then that is the way out of your illness. That is why the Buddha taught the Four Noble Truths, his first teaching. One must begin with the realization of pain, duhkha, suffering. Then having realized
duhkha, one goes on to the origin of suffering and the path leading out of suffering and liberation. The Buddha did not begin by teaching the beauty of the enlightenment experience.

 

Q: Following the usual patterns of evaluation and judgment, I find myself thinking that the errors and obstacles which you describe in later lectures are somehow more advanced than those described in the earlier lectures.
Is this correct?

 

A: That is true. Even after one has stepped onto the path, as in the case of bodhisattvas, once you have begun to awaken there could be a tendency to analyze your awakened state. This involves looking at oneself, analyzing and evaluating,
and continues until there is a sharp blow which is called the vajra-like samadhi. This is the last samadhi state of meditation. The attainment of enlightenment is called “vajra-like” because it does not stand for any nonsense; it just cuts right through all
our games. In the story of the Buddha’s life we hear of the temptations of Mara, which are extremely subtle. The first temptation is fear of physical destruction. The last is the seduction by the daughters of Mara. This seduction,

 

the seduction of spiritual materialism,

is extremely powerful

because it is the seduction of thinking

that “1” have achieved something.

If we think we have achieved something,

that we have “made it,”

then we have been seduced by Mara’s daughters,

the seduction of spiritual materialism.

Satisfaction
vs gratification

written
by Anthony

 

Us humans are masters at avoiding what we really want, to be broken open into supreme bliss, and get to a deep base level of satisfaction. We do everything we can to
escape it, to delay it.

 

We pretend we are only satisfied with the small things in life, sitting in the sand, holding a rock.

We pretend we are having the greatest love romance.

We pretend our escape activities make our lives remarkable and deeply satisfying.

 

We control how much bliss comes in and we settle for watered down substitutes. Life gives us clay and inspires us with telepathic images to make the most amazing sculpture,
an ode to life, but we open a cheap magazine and craft a barbie doll of a life.

 

We glorify or vilify this life, as long as we don’t have to really really live it, embrace it, master it, embody it, work it. We throw up smoke screens to fool and
confuse ourselves and keep us from developing our talents and developing a life of meaning, whereas life, gives us an amazing plethora of chances and opportunities to get to supreme bliss. We however choose to reject those daily, because accepting those invitations,
means we have to look at beliefs and opinions we hold that define who we think we are, and what we think is possible for us.

 

However, life, wants to change your personality that you’ve crafted since childhood with inputs from your upbringing and from the society you live in. Life wants to
bring your personality closer to your essence, because it knows you would make roots, flower open and turn towards the sun.

 

Yet we mostly make life “choices” based on what amuses us, we stay in the barbie doll frame, and never get to discover what life wants to give us, wants us to surrender
to. We never get to live a life of deep meaningful satisfaction.

 

Deep satisfaction comes from being honest about what you feel, without the stories, and accepting what that would mean for your life and how it would disturb all of
the ideas you have about how it should be. Deep satisfaction comes from engaging those moments of friction and looking to come out the other side more open and fresh. Those moments are already present in your everyday life, you just choose not to engage them,
maybe because you don’t know how, but mostly because you don’t accept profound change in your personality is necessary.

 

Life knows that you would be served with a variety and richness of experience of which none are on your gratification bucket list. It asks you to acknowledge them,
engage them and let them transform you. Let yourself be shaken and disturbed by life. Your barbie doll is not so precious and the raw material is screaming for it to be imbued with real meaning that is already there, just waiting for the artist to grow up.

 

Look at your hesitation, your fear to accept the goodness in life. Look at how you push everything away as if your dignity is in what you can hold at bay, in what you
can deny yourself. Life will wake you up, whether you like it or not, and boy, how sweet it is when you can stretch those rigid limbs from deep slumber, walk outside and salute the sun.

Understanding the world we live in and
News Sources

written by Joshka

 

At Plukrijp we try to understand the world we live in and this includes current political-economic
developments. Non-understanding of the world leads to confusion and fear. By coming to grips with the world as it is, this fear is reduced; a world you understand, however twisted it might be, is a world you can face.

 

Post-modernism and new age advocate a dogma of non-reality, idealism; I have my opinion, my reality and you have yours and never the two shall meet. Split into polarized
camps, the contradicting realities clash in discussion and conflict (but!/or). In this way, we stay isolated in non-interaction, never coming closer to truth. P.E. ‘The earth is flat, and nothing you say will ever convince me otherwise!’

 

Objective reality exists, we simply look at it through different lenses and focus on different parts of the puzzle. Through dialogue
(& &), each of us offering new pieces of the puzzle, we transcend our original knowledge. This is not done through compromise, it is done
through thorough, ongoing investigation and research, checking multiples sources, taking into account the bias of the person speaking, and rechecking reality, again and again.

 

System thinking
and dialectic materialism see reality as an infinite, fractal collection of interlocking feedback
loops: Quantum Jazz. It is the patterns created through the interaction of the individual notes, orchestrated by the whole that make Bach beautiful.
Top influences bottom, bottom influences top.
In the context of this article, it is the patterns created from the individual articles that reveal the workings of the system.

 

 

Click the link for a beautiful analysis of different modes of thinking:
The
Thinking Ladder

 

See
Gregory Bateson’s book for a view into the mind of a systems-thinker
(Gregory
Bateson – Steps to an Ecology of Mind
)
and an image based on Donella Meadow’s work for clarification (Systems
Thinking
)

 

See this article for an
explanation of dialectic materialism (and a good example of taking the bias of the writer into account)
(Dialectic
Materialism
)
and an excerpt from an earlier text (Dialectic
Materialism
)
.
For the link between dialectic materialism and spirituality, see
Dialectical Monism

 

See Dr. Mae Wan-Ho for an insightful talk on quantum biology and jazz:
Mae Wan-Ho – Quantum Jazz

 

 

 

That said,
underneath you’ll find an extensive list of the news sources I use/browse/read/save.

My Database of saved articles is accessible here on the main desktop:

J-Web Files

 

My
news feed is split into a few categories:

 

  • Inbox (Any news I couldn’t filter due to a variety of reasons)

  • News
    (The sources I read most frequently)

  • News (Low priority)

  • MSM (Main
    Stream
    Media)

  • Articles (Scientific journals, magazines, etc.)

  • RSS-Feed (Sites without a newsletter that do have an RSS page; it’s a system that gives you updates on new articles on a website, using a program like Thunderbird)

 

 

 

News

 

  • Brasscheck TV

  • ZeroHedge

  • Jon Rappoport

  • TomDispatch

  • Forbidden Knowledge TV

  • G. Edward Griffin

  • X22 Report

  • The Giza Death Star

  • Follow The Money

  • OffGuardian

  • TheNewAtlantis

  • Swiss Policy Research

  • The Corbett Report

  • Global Research News

  • Dark Journalist

  • The Last Merican Vagabond

 

 

 

News (Low Priority)

 

  • Yanis Varoufakis

  • Watts Up With That?

  • Klagemauer.TV

  • The Liberty Beacon

  • Ellaster

  • Activist Post

  • GreenMedInfo

  • Humans Are Free

  • The Syllabus

  • Sara Garcia

  • Privacy Nieuws

  • The Gray Zone

  • AHRP

  • Luke Rudkowski

  • Bits of Freedom

  • Electric Sense

  • World Socialist Web Site

  • Doorbraak

  • The Canary

  • Wakkere Mensen

  • MintPress News

  • Informed Comment

  • Consortium News

  • SHTF Plan

  • 21st Century Wire

  • Anti-Empire

  • FiveThiryEight

  • The Freedom Articles

  • Lew Rockwell

  • Children’s Health Defense

  • The Unz Review

 

 

MSM

 

This category is filled with a broad variety of different sources. Due to the monopolistic nature of the main stream media, I do not find it valuable to provide a list.
It is basically polarized into left and right wing sources. The name they carry is of little importance, since they more or less parrot whatever has been ordered from above. I would say, create a selection of local and international papers and news sources
to follow. They are useful to follow the narrative being pushed by the big banks. In general, I scan the headlines and every once in a while pick out one that catches my eye for reading.

 

 

 

Articles

 

  • Tijdgeest Magazine

  • James DeMeo

  • Ram Dass

  • Medium

  • Borderland Sciences

  • The Edge Magazine

  • Society for Scientific Exploration

  • Aeon

  • Orgone Biophysical Lab

  • Brain Pickings

  • Wait But Why

  • Piercing the Veil of Reality

 

 

 

RSS

 

  • State of the Times

  • ITTCS

  • RussiaToday

  • Strategic Culture Foundation

  • Shaun Atwoord

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