The Origins of Consciousness Tour Down Under October 2012




In Australia October 2012, Lost Tribes and EGA will be hosting a series of events featuring guest speakers Graham Hancock, Dennis McKenna, Mitch Schultz, and others. The tour will be heading to Melbourne, Brisbane, Byron Bay and Sydney.


We are running 3 larger conference type events in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney and two shorter, more intimate workshops in Melbourne and Byron Bay (both have different programs).


The Origins of Consciousness Tour 2012: An exploration into Spirituality, Psychedelics, & Ancient Civilizations What is the link between mystical experiences, neuroscience and parallel dimensions? What role have psychedelic plants and ancient shamanism played in the evolution of human imagination? Was there a technologically advanced civilization destroyed in a global cataclysm at the end of the last Ice Age; and as humanity is poised on the cusp of environmental catastrophe, are we doomed to the same fate?


Join us we unravel some of the BIG questions and take you on an inspirational journey to reconnect with our sacred past, help us understand our present challenges and work towards transforming the future.


The events will feature a series of keynote talks, panel discussions and Q and A sessions, with prominent British researcher Graham Hancock, bestselling author Fingerprints of the Gods, The Sign and the Seal and Supernatural; Dennis Mckenna, world renowned Ethno-botanist and author of forthcoming biography on psychedelic guru and brother, Terence McKenna; and Mitch Shultz, Director of groundbreaking documentary DMT:The Spirit Molecule, as well as other local experts.


The events will be held on: Melbourne, 13th October @ Melbourne University - ALL DAY Conference Event Melbourne, 14th October @ The Convent Abbortsford - ALL DAY Workshop Event Brisbane, 18th October @ Tribal Theatre - Evening Conference Event Byron Bay, 19th October @ Community Centre - ALL DAY Workshop Event Sydney, 21st October @ University of NSW - ALL DAY Conference Event General Admission tickets are now on sale from the below link. http://www.tickets.entheo.net/

I of the Sun

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 In ancient days the sun was worshiped as a living entity, life giver and destroyer all wrapped in one… Entire cultures sacrificed and fed energy to the sun, understanding that the delicate cosmic web must be maintained, and that the process of life works both ways… As we near the time of galactic alignment on Dec 21st 2012, the sun and our solar system has risen above the galactic plane and are now being bombarded with intense galactic energies. The sun is changing, waking, and the earth is following suit, as solar flares affect our magnetic field and change consciousness itself. Join experiential journalist Rak Razam, shamanic practitioner Darpan and the visionary founder of Starseed Gardens Dan Schreiber in an intimate tribal discussion about the living sun and its connection to the sun within, how to cleanse and heal our energy bodies and the assist the process of true illumination.



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HEART REMAINS > JOELISTICS > Produced by Verb Studios

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The HEART REMAINS OPEN PROJECT invited people from across Australia to contribute video content in response to the track HEART REMAINS from Joelistics's Voyager album: http://www.elefanttraks.com/releases/voyager. The final video is a tapestry of place, culture, people and landscape that paints a portrait of Australia in the 21st Century.

Words and music: Joelistics / Heart Remains (Taken from Voyager/Elefant Traks)
Produced, Directed and Edited by Timothy Parish - Verb Studios

Verb Studios http://www.verbstudios.com.au
SLAM TV - http://slamtv.org
Word Travels http://wordtravels.info

Footage Contributors: Cris Broadhurst, Jasper Smith, Grant VK58GR, Gini Lee, Sundry Productions, San-A, Jenny Grinlington, Michael Fletcher, Kym Fielke, Aime Lou, ABC Open Wide Bay,Darcy Travers,Doecke, Barry Schrapel, Norm Ofstead, Injected Ideas
James Russell, Geoff Oliver, Dave Dwyer, Tracey Lundgren, Pierpaolo Baricchio, Sharon Greenaway, Nicky Forster, Stephanie Riddel, Ty Swanson, Bjorn Rust, Mike Riley, Pasramos, Paul Sellen, Alasdair Shurman, AP_OZ, Ashley Perry, Martin Whipp, Documentary Shop, Will Horne, Liam Monkhouse, Tim Parish

Many thanks to:
Will Tinapple
Sam Hussey
Miles Merrill
Anthea Varigos
Bill Wade
Hamish McDonald
Eric Fassbender
Elefant Traks


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In this continuation of In a Perfect World 33, experiential journalist Rak Razam interviews author and academic Robert Forte about the origins of the Psychedelic Movement and manipulation by the power elites as a social engineering tool for control of the dominant paradigm. This far-ranging discussion covers Huxley, Wasson, Hofmann et.al and the social milieu and the role of the CIA and elite steering of the dissemination of psychedelics in the West and the vested interests behind them that have culminated in the global police state that confronts us in the West today. The medical, spiritual and religious arms of the movement are dissected in light of the political agendas that control civilization, as Forte and Razam examine the revolution of the 60s and the revolutionary times we now live through. They ask the critical question: is the commodification of the modern psychedelic movement a prelude to global Soma, and can individuals awaken to their own cosmic sovereignty before it's too late? Forte's seminal book, Entheogens and the Future of Religion , with contributions by Albert Hofmann, R. Gordon Wasson, Jack Kornfield, Terence McKenna, the Shulgins, Rick Strassman, and others is now back in print, with all proceeds going to support the Council on Spiritual Relations work with psilocybin research.

Backround art: Tim Parish/ The Journeybook

The Terence Mckenna Omnibus 2012 - [TMOM 2012]

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"Don't know how many of you know about 'The Terence Mckenna OmniBus 2012' series which we lauched in January with the first 12:12:12 clip, "Who am I?"
There are now 3 clips posted representing the first 3 months of the year with April coming up. The acronym for the series is TMOM2012 and the playlist is here;
Like us on FaceBook: http://www.facebook.com/TMOM2012
Please tweet @webtrance to show pleasure"
or you can have the long one; or both:) rewrite if you want...Mx
'The Terence Mckenna OmniBus 2012' series launched in January 2012 with the first 12:12:12 clip, "Who am I?"
There are now 3 clips posted representing the first 3 months of the year with April coming up. The acronym for the series is TMOM2012 and the playlist is here;
In December Terence will utter his 2012 predictions.
Yes, this (Lost tapes) footage really exists, as does other unseen stuff that will provoke and astound you.
Each 'episode' or 'chapter', will deal with a specific subject.
In Chapter One: "Who Am I?" The unfolding of the Mckenna Mojo begins..12 minutes, 12 seconds and 12 frames closer to the Singularity, 'The Eschaton', the 26,000 year Mayan Long Count, The Apocalypse, (Nostradamus), or the end of Kali Yuga. Meantime, social networking continues to be the glue which binds global consciousness to the Arab Uprising, Nuclear Safety issues, ecological devastation, Earth changing natural events, or whatever you think is of the utmost importance. Back in the moment, whatever happens next, the future isn't written, at least not on any kind of a personal level, but just in case, catchup on some headspace from the Bard;
We've given away the first 3 parts of the series. You're welcome to view and share but unfortunately
no further permissions can be given for rehosting on
YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, or other video hosting sites. Just link to the original YouTube file, or download the HQ .mp4 file/s (208MB) from our server and all will be well!
Please support independent moviemakers by respecting this.
We recommend you join the forum on the link below to stay up to date with releases; http://www.cognitionfactor.net/forum/
Question: Who are We?
Answer: We are Anonymous!
Thanks for logging in and Enjoy the show!
Headspace Studios
Tweet us your pleasure: @webtrance
Like us on FaceBook: http://www.facebook.com/TMOM2012

iTerence: The Digital McKenna, Terence Initiative

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art: Tim Parish, The Journeybook anthology


The Digital McKenna, Terence (DMTi) Initiative

I, Terence is an experiment to bring alive the spirit of psychedelic philosopher Terence McKenna (November 16, 1946 – April 3, 2000)  by harnessing existing content in the public domain, his talks, ideas, videos, photos, geo-mapping, etc, with the Lifenaut system of AI intelligence into a functioning Avatar interface.

The platform is designed for multi-users to submit content that will eventually aggregate into a personality matrix ("mind file"). It's all experimental but the foundations are there: Lifenaut is a not-for-profit company with good intentions to explore this new AI modality, and all content is retained for ownership by the original makers.  The platform will hold the content and resynthesize with an AI interface, it will learn and grow in useability to enable an interface with the public and the spirit of Terence's ideas, perhaps eventually synthesizing new contours.

Tuesday April 3, 2012 is the 12th anniversary of Terence's passing and the launch of the beta-version of the iTerence project, aka the Digital McKenna, Terence Initiative (DMTi)... We ask the global psychedelic community to  crowdsource any bootleg talks, podcasts, images, text, etc. from Terence. This is a non-commercial, open-community project that in essence aggregates existing content Terence has left us into a new, more useable form.

The Lifenaut system is still in early development in that they are not pulling data or metadata from video, audio or text yet – but this is something they are working on,  trying to develop algorithms to extract ideas and voice synthesis from video and audio. We reinterate that they are not capable of doing this presently, although by aggregating this content now we will be positioned to work with it when their system is able in the near future. People with relevant skillbases  wishing to donate time and expertise or money to Lifenaut may help speed this process to fruition.

At the moment we believe the power in the project is in training the virtual Avatar. After 1000 lines of conversation that digital Terence Avatar starts to become coherent. We  have been spending time training the iTerence Avatar by feeding it interview question and answers and quotes from existing talks. The Avatar is still relatively incoherent, but it is getting there. Every day we work with it, it is increasingly more responsive. At the moment only a generic male voice is possible, but we hope that a closer simulation of Terence's voice will eventually be possible from learning from the audio samples.

We are now working on developing a system to get people involved. We need several different tasks done: one task is a transcription of much of his work, especially the question and answer segment of his talks. We do need Avatar trainers, but want to be careful that people fully understand how to train the interface, and so invite a working group to contact us. We also need some people data mining certain things, like a timeline of events and such things. To do this you will have to join Lifenaut and read the FAQs and learn how to use the system.

 If you're interested in helping contact: sacredvine@gmail.com for more information and to get up to speed on how to proceed.

See the public profile page at:


(Note: You have to create an account to access)

iTerence: Immanatizing the Eschaton in 2012!


HEART REMAINS OPEN PROJECT > Joelistics open source video callout

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The Joelistics ‘HEART REMAINS OPEN’ Video Project


Australian hip hop artist JOELISTICS (Elefant Traks) is teaming up with Word Travels, Verb Studios and YOU to make an ‘open source’ video for his song ‘Heart Remains‘ – a sprawling spoken word journey into the Australian landscape and culture.

Watch the video call-out below:

HEART REMAINS OPEN PROJECT > video callout from Verb Studios on Vimeo.


HEART REMAINS is one of the standout tracks from his recently released album ‘VOYAGER’.

Written while on the road, Joelistics has channeled his feelings about his homeland into this epic ode to what he calls “my version of ‘I Love A Sunburnt Country’”. From the ghosts of history to the cities of the present to the stars in the red center it paints a portrait of a thousand faces of Australia.

Listen to the track here:

Joelistics wrote about the song for The Vine:

The beat for ‘Heart Remains’ was inspired by 90′s electronica—mainly Squarepusher drum programming and Aphex Twin’s collected ambient works. I wanted it to be a piece of music that was more of a long narrative than a verse/chorus/verse/chorus song structure. Over time the motto for the song became ‘Fuck dance, let’s art’ and with that in mind, I tried to make the synths at the end feel like looping memories.

‘Heart Remains’ is probably my favourite piece of lyricism on the album. It is a reflection on Australia, an ode to an idea and a dream that I wrote from a farm house in the French countryside.

I have such a profound love for this country and that love is always brought in to sharper focus when I’m overseas. The Australia that I romanticised in my mind is Aboriginal land; it is harsh and beautiful and deserted and it has sculpted a character in the people who live here. Around 8 in 10 Australians live within 50k from the coast on a continent that is 7,692,030km squared. Which equates to a lot of wild space. In a way, ‘Heart Remains’ is the only real love song on the record.

To create a truly diverse portrait of our country, Joelistics and SLAMTV are inviting the Australian community to contribute to this ‘Open Source’ video self portrait. It’s an open call-out to fans, artists, filmmakers or anyone with an HD camera or videophone to contribute their unique vision of Australia by uploading their own footage.

The final product will be a tapestry of video from across Australia, visualising the complex cultural landscape evoked by Joelistics ode to the Australian psyche, which will edited by Tim Parish from Verb Studios and launched at a special premiere screening of SLAM TV at WORDSTORM – The Festival of Australasian Literature in Darwin on the 11th of May, and then in Sydney at a special SLAM TV screening and performance with Word Travels @ The Rocks on Wednesday the 16th of May.

All contributors to the video will be allowed free entry to this screening!


SLAMTV.ORG is inviting everyone to be involved in the making of the video by contributing your vision of Australia through contributing a short video from your corner of Australia to our Vimeo Group by the beginning of April.

-The HEART REMAINS OPEN PROJECT is a Creative Commons collaborative project, so when you upload your video to the group it is important that you approve the video to be used under a ‘creative commons share-alike’ license. Otherwise, we won’t be able to use it in the final video!

-In order to maintain a high quality for the final video, all contributions are encouraged to be HD format when uploaded. At the very least DV-PAL quality (720×576 16:9)

-Videos are recommended to be at least 10 seconds.

-Contributors may submit as many videos as they like.

-Videos must be submitted by 1st of May 2012

Go to the Heart Remains Open Vimeo Group to check out the contributions and submit your own.


The Heart Remains Open Project is proudly supported by Charles Darwin University ‘Merge Festival’ supporting innovative artistic collaborations that explore new ways of creating art in a digital age.


SLAM TV > videopoetry channel


SLAM TV is a site dedicated to the oldest art form on the planet,  spoken word, and the newest , video art. The combination of these two forms of expression is about to spark the imagination of the broadband generation who share consciousness through the digital bandwidth. With social media, online video and blogs the web has opened the door for a new global culture dedicated to the word. SLAM TV will showcase this breaking wave as it crashes on the silicon shores of our present.

SLAM TV is a multi-arts  collaboration between media art collective Undergrowth.orgWord Travels, the organisation behind the Australian Poetry Slam and Verb Studios an independent production company based in Melbourne and Darwin. Together these two organisations will explore and showcase new collaborations possible between literature and new media.

To get your daily dose of digital poetry, check out: 


SACRED ECONOMICS > Charles Eisenstein

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"Sacred Economics" with Charles Eisenstein

The film, "Sacred Economics" traces the history of money from ancient gift economies to modern capitalism, revealing how the money system necessitates an endless growth that has destroyed community and contributed to alienation, competition, and scarcity. Today, these trends have reached their extreme - but in the wake of the recent financial collapse, we may find great opportunity to transition to a more connected, ecological, and sustainable way of being.

Statement by the Director, Ian MacKenzie:

"After reading Charles Eisenstein's book Sacred Economics, which speaks eloquently about the return of the 'gift economy', I felt compelled to gift back. The best way I knew how was to use my filmmaking skills to share Charles' work, and spread it to communities around the globe.  His vision of "the more beautiful world our hearts tell us is possible" is the salve that so many of us need at this time, in the age of great transition. My hope is this film catalyzes those who work with passion and dedication to live this world right now."



The Big Question > Peter Joseph > TEDxOjai


Peter Joseph is a director, writer, producer, editor, composer and creator of the Zeitgeist movies series. He is an independent filmmaker who has written, directed, narrated, scored and produced three non-commercial, self-produced and freely-distributed documentary films: Zeitgeist: The Movie, Zeitgeist: Addendum and Zeitgeist: Moving Forward. He is also the founder of "The Zeitgeist Movement", which is a social sustainability organization with members now in nearly every country. His work with The Movement is now a large part of his daily activities -- giving lectures and helping to produce relevant media/materials to spread the interest for a new social system.

In this talk, Peter Joseph examines todays economy and reflects our environmental misalignment and the value war.