Mysticism

Friday, July 4, 2014

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Butterflies

Thursday, July 3, 2014


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Evo Morales Still Kicks Ass

Saturday, June 14, 2014













The Bolivian president gives UN chief Ban Ki-Moon a coca birthday cake.

“The Bolivian people have a big, broad heart ... and great wisdom,” Ban said. “You have lived for thousands of years in harmony with nature.”


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Butterfly Dreams

Tuesday, June 3, 2014





"Enormous, heavy butterflies coupling in amorous frolics appeared. The clumsy, vibrating fluttering continued for a moment in the dull air. The butterflies flew past, as if racing one another, then rejoined their partners, dealing out in flight like cards whole packs of colorful shimmers. Was it only a quick decomposition of the overripe air, a mirage in an atmosphere that was full of hashish and visions? I waved my cap and a heavy, velvety butterfly fell to the ground, still fluttering its wings. I lifted it up and hid it. It was one more proof….” – ’Sanatorium Under the Sign of the Hour Glass’ (Spring XXIII) by Bruno Schulz (1892-1942)


Original Butterfly by Luisbc 
Modified Butterfly by Indy

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China wants the world to forget Tiananmen. Show them you remember.

Monday, June 2, 2014

June 3-4, 1989

Wang Yongli, who was riding with the 38th Army, described how some civilians threw bricks and bottles at the troops and then attacked military vehicles with iron bars. He said that the soldiers, shaking with fear and rage, first shot into the air, but at some point, the rifle sights were aimed at the crowds. “No one said to shoot, but it was, like, ‘We’re going to teach them a lesson,’ and then those soldiers unleashed their fury,” he said. “You pulled the trigger and bang, bang, bang, it was like rain, the noise shaking the heavens.”

Although an accurate death toll may never be known, estimates of the number of civilians killed by gunfire or crushed by tanks range from the hundreds to more than 1,000. The government estimated that 300 lives were lost, many of them soldiers.

The next day at dawn, Mr. Yang, the historian, then a reporter with the Xinhua news agency, made his way to Muxidi, a neighborhood west of the square that was the scene of some of the fiercest resistance to the military attack.

He saw a tangle of abandoned bikes, charred vehicles and drying pools of blood. “Everywhere you looked there were bullet holes,” he recalled. But perhaps the most chilling sight, he said, was the crimson-colored graffiti slathered across a wall. “People’s Blood!” it read. “People’s Blood!

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When you have rows and rows of tanks moving together, the ground shakes. I saw people with bloody shirts; people being carried on rooftops to safety so they could go to hospital. It was not safe on the road with stray bullets flying everywhere.  ~Shen Tong.

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The Amazon is Burning

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Photo of the effects of clear cutting; deforestation and fires in the Amazon
taken by Jesse Allen and Robert Simmon


In the Pre-Columbian period the population of the Amazon has been estimated to have been around 5-10 million, with metropolises comparable in population to London and Paris in the Middle Ages, and far exceeding the population of Rome in that period.  This population was utterly devastated by the introduction of diseases from the ‘Old World,’ including malaria, but most devastatingly small pox, which combined with the destruction of their culture by conquistadors, missionaries etc., led to the wiping out of 95% of indigenous people in the Amazonian basin.

By the turn of the 20th century the indigenous population of the Amazon was reduced to 200,000

In the 1990s the indigenous population of the Amazon had returned back up to 600,000. 

The current indigenous population is now only 200,000 once again, a reduction of two thirds of its population in less than a couple decades.  Darfur at least received some notice and acknowledgement on the world stage (albeit very little action), yet this genocide has gone largely under the radar.

The recent massive reduction of the indigenous population in the Amazon is due to the clear cutting and slash and burning of indigenous forests to be replaced by grazing land for cattle for Mcdonalds and for other multinational burger chains.


Fact: The first page of a Google search on ‘Amazon’ reveals no information about the Amazon in South America.






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Alex Grey: How Art Evolves Consciousness

Tuesday, April 15, 2014


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