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News Briefs 21-11-2016

Truth in advertising...

Thanks @JohnReppion.

Quote of the Day:

Orthodoxy is unconsciousness.

'1984' (George Orwell)

News Briefs 18-11-2016

“If you want to change the way people respond to you, change the way you respond to people.”

Quote of the Day:

“The universe is an intelligence test.”

Timothy Leary

News Briefs 17-11-2016

Textbooks, improved...

Quote of the Day:

We have the technological power, the engineering skills to save our planet, to cure disease, to feed the hungry, to end war; But we lack the intellectual vision, the ability to change our minds. We must decondition ourselves from 10,000 years of bad behavior. And, it’s not easy.

Terence McKenna

News Briefs 16-11-2016

Post-fact...

Quote of the Day:

Culture replaces authentic feeling with words. As an example of this, imagine an infant lying in its cradle, and the window is open, and into the room comes something, marvelous, mysterious, glittering, shedding light of many colors, movement, sound, a transformative hierophany of integrated perception and the child is enthralled and then the mother comes into the room and she says to the child, “that’s a bird, baby, that’s a bird,” instantly the complex wave of the angel peacock iridescent trans-formative mystery is collapsed, into the word. All mystery is gone, the child learns this is a bird, this is a bird, and by the time we’re five or six years old all the mystery of reality has been carefully tiled over with words. This is a bird, this is a house, this is the sky, and we seal ourselves in within a linguistic shell of dis-empowered perception.

Terence McKenna

News Briefs 15-11-2016

GOAT...

Quote of the Day:

The problem is not to find the answer, it is to face the answer.

Terence McKenna

News Briefs 14-11-2016

A new paradigm....

Thanks Sicco.

Quote of the Day:

Every one is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody.

Mark Twain

News Briefs 11-11-2016

“Tiger got to hunt, Bird got to fly; Man got to sit and wonder, "Why, why, why?"

Quote of the Day:

“I want to stay as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can't see from the center.”

K. Vonnegut

News Briefs 10-11-2016

Not much news about today, apologies. Everyone seems to be transfixed by some election thing that apparently happened yesterday...

Quote of the Day:

You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.

Marcus Aurelius