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Exorcisms, Conjurations & Social Change> by Levin A. Diatschenko

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In Eliphas Levi’s classic work on Western magic, Transcendental Magic, Its Doctrine and Ritual, he explains some basic rules for conjurations. Paraphrasing Trithemius, who in magic was the master of Cornelius Agrippa, Levi says, “To evoke a spirit is to enter into the dominant thought of that spirit, and if we raise ourselves morally higher along the same line, we shall draw the spirit away with us, and it will certainly serve us.” To this Levi adds, “To conjure is to oppose the resistance of a current and a chain to an isolated spirit – cum jurare, to swear together, that is, to make a common act of faith. The greater the strength and enthusiasm of this faith, the more efficacious is the conjuration.”


Re-membering the Sacred> by ls

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*Re-membering: to consciously reinvest a known concept with vital relevance and to relate our life experiences thereto, such that the concept may be powerful to effect change in our world.Change one's worldview to change the world.

Transformational spirituality has been a popular meme since the mid-twentieth century. In Australian culture people have been thinking about the meme of self transformation and have continued to identify with cultural movements which are expressive of this direction, and which affirm that this potential exists for all. People of the Woodstock generation dancing with acid house ravers. The smiley face an enduring image, augmented in the nineties by an open third eye: evolution. Yet how great a gulf in cultural significance between the traditional perspective upon entheogens (plants that "awaken the divinity within") and the Western appreciation of their use! In the West, the entheogenic experience turns upon a transaction, which goes forward at the desire and risk of the buyer. In a traditional society the Shaman governs access to entheogens on the basis of need; here in the West the principal question is, "Do you have the cash?" There, entheogens are understood as a medicine - here, people are buying a product, a commodity.


Global

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Global

Morning

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Morning

why are tree?

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why are tree?

Whats So Wrong With Love and Peace> by Brummbaer

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Come mothers and fathers

Throughout the land

And don't criticize What you can't understand

Your sons and your daughters

Are beyond your command

Your old road is Rapidly agin'.

Please get out of the new one


Morning Glory (obnoxious beauty)

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Morning Glory (obnoxious beauty)

"the only difference between a flower and a weed is a judgement" Photo montage by Gerhard Hillmann

Permaculture at the party

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This summer, with the visionary support and holonomic direction of Naasko and Diogo, a pod outreach unit including Xavi and Delvin travelled to Portugal to rock the tech at a 20,000 person trance festival called The Boom.
This 7 day festival took place in a beautiful rolling countryside next to Lake Idanha-a-Nova in the central interior
of the new Portugal.

With the dedicated wisdom of permaculture designer Jenny Pell directing the gardenic whole system, the plant work of Lev from Israel and the healing intuition of Rosa from Portugal, along with Naasko and the rest of our crew we put together a 5 dimensional permaculture demonstration garden. Our boom team also included the flowing intelligence of our canadian crew on design techness Sijay and Adham as well as open american visionaries on artness Xavi and Carey.
We also had a few helpful volunteers like Mark, Khalid and Squishelle . Together we hosted a huge balinese bamboo temple with workshops from over 16 different countries during the daytime, major presentations in the evening, and a psy-cinema all night.


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Ocean Zen

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Ocean ZenIn Darwin there are no waves, except for during cyclones. The ocean is most often a calm, undulating, flat bed of water. A zen landscape. Instead of surfing, people float here, buoyed by the salt water, disappearing into the sky above. Tim Parish 2005 Nightcliff Beach, Darwin
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The Anatomy Of Peace > by Levin Diatschenko

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The Anatomy Of Peace

For the world citizen of today, perhaps the most pertinent question regarding the people of that world is: How to make the 'United Nations’ a reality? If a therapist can get groups of angry people to cease arguing and get along with each other, why not a group of Nations, religions or political parties? If there is a science to it then it can be done.


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