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Some of you may remember that, in the past, Paul Collins and dashour have posted about Kriya yoga. Today, there’s welcome news of a particularly positive effect of Kriya yoga.

  • 3.2 billion-year-old surprise: The theory that Earth once underwent a prolonged time of extreme global freezing has been dealt a blow by new evidence that periods of warmth occurred during this so-called ‘Snowball Earth’ era.
  • Fifth space tourist goes into orbit. Despite space tourism, Russians worry about lagging in the space race.
  • Why your car’s ‘sat nav’ doesn’t like the sun.
  • Researchers have demonstrated a prototype nanometer-scale generator that produces continuous direct-current electricity by harvesting mechanical energy from such environmental sources as ultrasonic waves, mechanical vibration or blood flow.
  • Chemistry professor developes ‘fuel-latent plastic’ that can easily be turned into a substitute diesel fuel.
  • Climbers become reluctant witnesses to global warming.
  • Scientists, governments clash over climate report.
  • To find out if the world can share the burden of climate change, scientists are swiping a few ideas from Asimov’s Foundation series.
  • The recent 8.0-magnitude earthquake in the Pacific lifted the entire island of Ranongga, pushing its shoreline out by up to 70 metres and exposing the surrounding coral reefs, which used to attract scuba divers from around the world.
  • Imagine having a discussion with Isaac Newton or Albert Einstein on the nature of the universe, where their life-sized, 3-D representation looked you in the eye, examined your body language, considered voice nuances and phraseology of your questions, then answered you in a way that’s so real, you’d swear the images were alive.
  • Los Angeles turns to wastewater sludge for electricity — by a process that’s a bit more complicated than you might suspect.
  • Big Bang at atomic lab after scientists get their maths wrong.
  • Extreme genetic engineering: An Introduction to synthetic biology – the design and construction of new biological parts, devices and systems that do not exist in the natural world, and the redesign of existing biological systems to perform specific tasks. Hefty pdf.
  • Efforts to catalogue living species tops 1 million.
  • Over the centuries, many big ideas have struggled to dominate the planet – fascism, communism, democracy, religion – but only one has achieved total supremacy.
  • An overview of prophets and prophecies, including St. Malachy’s unnerving prophecy of the popes, and the poem, Omen of the Dragon — perhaps included in light of recent news on climate change?
  • The Puranas, ancient Hindu texts, are not merely mythological, sectarian, or religious stories but contain much genuine historical evidence, and have also, on occasion, proven to be prophetic.
  • Ritual sacrifice: A test of purity of intentions via charity to the poor.
  • In Vidarbha, India, statistics show that every 8 hours, a farmer commits suicide; but in 151 villages, not a single farmer has committed suicide since Art of Living volunteers began teaching Sudarshan kriya, a breathing technique that relieves stress, along with courses in organic farming, zero-budget farming, and rainwater harvesting. India’s farmer suicides are a result of profit-driven free market reforms.
  • A group in India is on a mission to stamp out corruption — with a zero-rupee note.
  • The 9/11 mystery plane.
  • Airman burned in DoD microwave beam weapon test.
  • Millions of Brits set to rebel against Blair’s controversial ID card.
  • British MoD report outlines nightmare future society in which the population are forced to accept brain chips, immigration and urbanization ravages communities, class warfare ensues, and biological and neutron weapons are used to combat overpopulation.
  • When was Chinese civilization born?
  • Goodbye Magna Carta: Author Dan Kieran is so fed up with the loss of traditional British freedoms that he’s turned criminal to shake Brits out of their apathy. Here’s an excerpt from his book I Fought the Law, to be published on May 7 (preorder at Amazon US & UK).
  • Historical mysteries & occult personalities, Part 1: Comte de St. Germain (scroll way down).
  • Strange Relics from the Depths of the Earth.
  • Podcast: Jan Irvin, author of Astrotheology & Shamanism: Unveiling the Law of Duality in Christianity and Other Religions (Amazon US & UK), discusses Jack Herer, hemp, astrotheology, shamanism, archeoastronomy, psychedelics and entheogens, suppression of plant-based medicines, the nativity story, the symbolism of the caduceus, the New Age and 2012. Reminds me of that MASH episode in which Klinger asks Hawkeye, How do you keep all that stuff in your head?, and Hawkeye matter-of-factly replies, I wear earplugs.

Quote of the Day:

Being rapt in secret studies
Now does my project gather to a head
My charms crack not; my spirits obey

I have bedimm’d the noontide sun
Call’d forth the mutinous winds
Graves at my command have waked their sleepers, by my so potent art

These our actors were all spirits and are melted into air
And like the baseless fabric of this vision
The cloud-capp’d towers, the gorgeous palaces, the solemn temples, the great globe itself
We are such stuff as dreams are made on

Prospero, in Shakespeare’s The Tempest.