for August, 2013

More States Consider Legalizing Pot

Saturday, August 31st, 2013

 

These States Are Most Likely To Legalize Pot Next

The Huffington Post  |  By Posted: 08/30/2013 9:47 am EDT

marijuana legalization states

Attorney General Eric Holder gave a green light on Thursday to two states whose efforts to legalize marijuana had been locked in by legal uncertainty for more than nine months. With that announcement, Colorado and Washington — both of which passed pro-pot initiatives at the polls last November — can now proceed with establishing a framework for the taxation and regulation of legal weed for adults.

The administration’s decision holds clear and immediate implications for the two states, both of which had been hesitant to act too quickly over concerns that the government might decide to enforce federal law, which still considers marijuana an illegal substance.

But the move also, and perhaps more importantly, throws open the gates for other states to pursue similar pot legalization efforts, so long as they include “strong and effective regulatory and enforcement systems.” Experts on both sides of the issue have already said they expect to see movement come quickly.

A similar pattern held for medical marijuana. The movement made steady progress up until 2009, when the Obama administration announced it would allow states to implement medical pot laws without federal interference. That promise turned out to be heavily footnoted, but the pledge itself ushered in a flood of ballot and legislative activity that burst the medical marijuana dam over the next four years. Thursday’s announcement can be expected to do the same.

Public support for legal pot has surged in recent years at both state and national levels, with a majority of U.S. voters now in favor. This suggests that legalization would be most viable in states that allow citizen ballot initiatives. State lawmakers could also potentially take the reins on legalizing cannabis as the issue becomes more mainstream, however, like they did in New Jersey in 2010 with the passage of a bill approving medical marijuana.

Political dynamics are at play, too. Democratic strategists hoping to goose youth- and liberal-voter turnout in 2014 are incentivized to put pot on the ballot, though weed advocates themselves are better off running campaigns during presidential years, when the electorate doesn’t skew as elderly as it does during midterms.

Below, the states that are most likely to take the next steps toward legalizing marijuana:

Alaska

Marijuana reformers in Alaska have been hard at work trying to make their state the next to legalize pot. In June, a ballot measure to tax and regulate pot and legalize it for adult recreational use was certified. Organizers must now collect at least 30,169 valid signatures of registered Alaska voters by December 2013, which would ensure that the initiative receives a vote in the primary election on Aug. 19, 2014.

Pot has already been decriminalized and legalized for medical use in Alaska. A survey of Alaska voters taken earlier this year by Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling found that 54 percent supported legalizing marijuana.

Arizona

In June, marijuana legalization proponents began a campaign to gather the 259,213 signatures they’ll need in order to get the issue on the 2014 ballot. The language of the proposed measure is rather expansive, and also includes a system of state taxation and regulation.

Marijuana was legalized in the state for medical use in 2010 by ballot initiative. A poll taken earlier this year found that 56 percent of Arizonans supported legalizing some amount of cannabis.

California

A statewide initiative to legalize marijuana failed in California in 2010, but reformers are hoping to find success in 2014 and beyond. Earlier this month, organizers filed the California Hemp Act 2014, a measure that would legalize cannabis both in its standard and non-psychoactive forms. Beginning Oct. 1, the campaign will have 150 days to gather 750,000 valid signatures from California voters in order to get the issue on the 2014 ballot.

Marijuana has already been decriminalized and legalized for medical use in California. A poll taken earlier this year found that 54 percent of Californians support legalizing pot.

Nevada

Marijuana advocates in Nevada have yet to mount a large-scale effort to get legalization on the ballot in an upcoming election, as most organizers in the state see 2016 as their best chance for a push. The liberal bent of the state makes it a popular target for reformers, however, and it’s not yet clear whether Thursday’s DOJ decision could increase desire for more immediate action.

Nevada has legalized medical marijuana, and earlier this year the state passed a measure establishing a dispensary system to help increase access for sick citizens. According to a recent poll, 56 percent of Nevadans would favor legalizing cannabis for recreational use if the money raised went to fund education.

Oregon

Medical marijuana legalization advocates in Oregon have already announced plans to campaign for an initiative to be placed on the ballot in 2014. An earlier legalization effort, which was poorly coordinated and widely mocked inside the state, failed in 2012. Organizers believe there is plenty of room for improvement.

Oregon has already decriminalized marijuana and legalized it for medical use. According to a poll taken in May, 57 percent of likely voters in Oregon support a proposal to tax, regulate and legalize marijuana for recreational use.

Maine

The Marijuana Policy Project, a pro-pot advocacy group, has announced Maine as one of its top targets for legalization in upcoming election cycles. An initiative circulating through the state Legislature fell painfully short in a state House vote earlier this year, but MPP has announced plans to help coordinate a grassroots campaign to get a legalization measure on the ballot in 2016.

Marijuana has been decriminalized and approved for medical use in Maine. According to a PPP poll released this week, 48 percent of registered voters in Maine believe pot should be legal for recreational use.

Massachusetts

The deep-blue New England state is being eyed as a prime opportunity for legalization, with marijuana reform advocates pointing to high margins of support for previous pro-pot initiatives. No official campaign for a ballot initiative has been launched yet, though many predict it is only a matter of time.

Massachusetts has decriminalized marijuana and just last November passed a ballot measure legalizing it for medical use. A February PPP poll found that 58 percent of the state’s residents would be in favor of legalizing, taxing and regulating cannabis.

Montana

Montana has had a checkered history with marijuana laws. Voters passed an initiative legalizing cannabis for medical use in 2004, but opponents have since taken various steps to amend the measure or repeal it all together. Reform advocates remain hopeful that voters will support full legalization. They wasted no time following the 2012 election, filing a ballot question in hopes of putting the issue before voters in 2014.

There are no recent statewide surveys to gauge current support for pot legalization, though previous polls have showed a majority of Montana voters supporting the decriminalizing of marijuana.

Rhode Island

Marijuana advocates have high hopes that Rhode Island will be one of the first in the next round of states to legalize. This could come through a ballot initiative, but Rob Kampia, the executive director of MPP, recently said the issue could be ripe for state lawmakers to take on. While there’s not yet a high-profile campaign to get legalization on an upcoming ballot, the state Legislature did consider a bill on the matter last session. While lawmakers debated the legislation and invited witnesses to testify on its merits, they never held a vote.

Rhode Island recently decriminalized marijuana and passed legalized medical marijuana around 2007. A PPP poll taken in January found that 52 percent of voters in the state support legalizing pot for recreational use.

Vermont

Vermont has made strides to scale back marijuana prohibition over the past year, with a successful measure to decriminalize and a separate bill to establish a system of dispensaries for the state’s medical cannabis patients. Observers see the state’s strong support for the recent reelection of Gov. Peter Shumlin (D), an advocate for marijuana reform, as a sign that voters could get behind a ballot initiative to legalize. There is no large-scale effort toward this end yet, but a legalization bill was introduced in the state Legislature last session. It didn’t receive a vote.

Polls have consistently shown Vermonters to be supportive of efforts to scale back prohibition on marijuana.

from:    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/30/marijuana-legalization-states_n_3838866.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular

The Consciousness Revolution

Saturday, August 31st, 2013

 

MINDS, NOT MINES: Why the real revolution is being achieved with consciousness, not bombs

by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger

(NaturalNews) I don’t know if you can see it yet, but you are living through the unfolding of the most profound revolution in human history. This is a revolution of raising consciousness, advancing real science, holding corporations accountable and empowering individuals. Sites like Natural News are hubs of this revolution, but the real power comes from readers, bloggers, customers and activists like you.

What kind of revolution is underway, exactly? Well, there are several of them happening all at the same time, and all of them are bloodless:

• Honest food revolution where food corporations are held accountable for what’s really in their food (GMOs, heavy metals, BPA, contaminants and more)

• Food freedom revolution where farmers, homeowners and commercial growers are now demanding increased freedom to grow what they want to grow. It’s only a matter of time before prohibition against industrial hemp is lifted.

• Independent media revolution where all the big-name media outlets are practically in free-fall collapse as more and more readers flock to independent “truth” media sites like this one. It seems the population has finally decided it’s tired of being lied to all the time!

• Personal liberty revolution where more and more people are standing up and demanding freedom from government surveillance, oppression, censorship, punitive tax audits and suffocating governance. This is true across the political spectrum: both conservatives and liberals are fed up with war, NSA spy surveillance and the crushing economic cost of a police state government gone wild.

• Consciousness revolution where an increasing number of people are waking up to the reality that consciousness is real, “minds” exist beyond the physical, animals such as dolphins have memories and consciousness, and our universe is far more than the reductionist physical construct worshipped by conventional science. See my article on Rupert Sheldrake to really understand the consciousness revolution happening right now, in more detail. Or watch this video by Graham Hancock, “The War on Consciousness,” which TED has viciously censored. (TED Talks are now the high priesthood of status quo thinking, and TED goes out of its way to silence the world’s brightest scientific minds who “accidentally” got scheduled to talk.)

Revolution at the speed of the internet

Thanks to the internet, revolutions can now spread at the speed of broadband connections. New findings can be spread to tens of millions of people literally overnight, bypassing the mainstream media information controllers and political spin doctors.

Although social media sites and search engines were all set up from the get-go by NSA-funded groups that we now know have “backdoor access” for spooks to spy on users, these same tools can also be used to spark peaceful revolution by spreading information that leads to heightened awareness followed by action.

For example, the very structure of the internet was first created by none other than DARPA, a military research organization. The TCPIP packet structure of internet traffic was specifically designed to maintain data connections even when nuclear bombs destroyed internet traffic hubs.

But today we use this DARPA-created infrastructure to do things like spread the truth about the mysterious fibers found in Chicken McNuggets. We use the internet to distribute investigative reports and critically important food safety data that would have traditionally been completed censored by the mainstream media. And later this year, Natural News is going to announce information about food that dramatically impacts consciousness (and no, I’m not talking about psychedelics…).

It is the combined efforts of all of us — bloggers, tipsters, whistleblowers, journalists, readers, sponsors and more — who power this great engine of total transparency that ultimately leads to bloodless revolution.

Because in a world where corporations are subjected to total transparency, all the crimes they routinely commit against humanity are inevitably halted. The GMOs get outlawed. The predatory banking practices get exposed. The death-pushing pharma CEOs get arrested and prosecuted. These are the kind of positive, revolutionary outcomes we can fully expect to see happen as we drive forward with a shared goal of total transparency, total truth and total dedication to serving the public good.

The Health Ranger thanks you for participating in the greatest revolution in human history

So I want to take this opportunity thank you for your support, your energy, your contributions and your positive intentions in making these revolutions reality.

We are winning on so many fronts that it’s easy to forget just how much progress we’ve made. Monsanto is on the verge of losing its war against humanity as GMOs will soon be shut out of the marketplace. Pharmaceutical medicine is on the verge of collapse followed by rebirth of a new era based on holistic principles. The dead, pasteurized, processed food system is also on the verge of collapse as the truth about the links between nutrition and health become undeniable.

As more and more of this information comes out — on consciousness, nutrition, liberty and more — it sooner or later becomes impossible for the status quo to deny these realities any longer.

The most powerful revolutions are silent revolutions

Revolutions take place when a set of ideas that has been slowly building up in the minds of the people is suddenly catapulted across the remaining population and becomes “common sense.” Real revolutions are powerful precisely because they are so subtle: all of a sudden an idea that used to be considered outlandish is widely accepted as being obviously true (like the idea that you are more than your physical body or that you are a conscious being, not a biological robot like most “modern” scientists continue to claim).

These kinds of revolutions are more powerful than bullets and bombs. They are what shape the future of human civilization. And we are shaping these ideas right now, together, as we explore breakthroughs in consciousness, liberty, food, farming, nutrition, self-healing and more.

That’s why right now, instead of dropping bombs on nations like Syria, we should be dropping bombshell ideas on the entire world like the idea that we are all conscious beings who share in the powerful common interests of sustaining life on our planet and ending suffering everywhere (through lifelong empowerment, not band-aid handouts).

Thank you for joining me on this journey, and I assure you the real fun has only just begun.

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/041849_consciousness_revolution_minds_human_civilization.html#ixzz2dZEtMPyy

Crystal Kids, Indigos, UFO’s

Saturday, August 31st, 2013

Letter from 3rd Grade Teacher

UFOs  Teacher writes, “I’m going to tell you something that will open a door to what you’re doing with ufos. First of all I want to say you are doing a great job with your information, but I want to let you know that you’re closer than you think. I’m just going to give you the quick version…
I’m a 3rd grade teacher at a public school and I’ve been teaching for the past 16 years. After the year 2000, kids started acting differently. A few years ago I started getting the kids born after the year 2000 who are even stranger. These kids are different; the indigo/crystal child concept is true.’

They are purportedly the next level in human evolution. They are very intelligent and have super powers. The Indigo Child may see auras as lights or colors around other people. And show an uncanny ability to sense dishonesty. They are often mislabeled with psychiatric diagnoses of Attention Deficit with Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). Sadly, when they are medicated, the Indigos often lose their beautiful sensitivity, spiritual gifts and warrior energy.

About 1/3 of each class is crystal and channel what you call spirits. However, as you will soon be finding out, that is just a blanket term. Many are what you term extraterrestrials, and many can take human form. These kids call them brothers from the stars. They are under orders to keep it secret from all unless they are spiritually awakened. If an adult comes to them to question them, they will check with their spirit and ask them if it’s o.k. to spill the information. If the “spirit” says its O.K., then they will talk to you. Otherwise, they will act as if they don’t know what you’re talking about.

That’s a quick rundown…. you must understand the work you are doing is strictly the 3-d version of ufos. These kids are working with the 5-d version and some even higher. Some of the kids speak directly to the UFOs. They can call them in during broad daylight and especially at night.

It does not matter where you are–country, city, suburbs…they will show up anywhere. I have seen them fly just a few hundred feet above the city.

They will also “call them in” for the “ones who do not understand”—- which is you and the older generations. In other terms — the ones who are still living the 3D world. The ufos will show themselves to you in order to help awaken you to their presence among us.

The ufo — or the team in the UFO will then determine if the earth people have a high enough vibration to accept the sighting. If so, then they will make a showing. This all happens within seconds. The ufos use what you know as “esp.” to communicate with the kids. However-the beings in the ufo always know what we are doing and thinking. Just as an example—my dad who is 70 is a white collar conservative. All he cares about is money and show. He does not believe in UFOs, etc… Thus the ufos do not show themselves to him yet, but they say they will later.

Whereas we see them almost every clear night and sometimes even flying under the clouds.

However, this is just the beginning!! If the kids trust you spiritually, then they will work with you and tell you their future mission. And believe me~~it’s coming up sooner than you think. I will just give you a quick clue– they say they will be “rebuilding humanity”.

Good luck to you and you are doing a great job!

Sincerely, 3rd Grade teacher

ps–I don’t care what you do with this information, for the children were told that it is now time to publicly release it. However, I want to remain publicly anonymous, for I could lose my teaching job over it.

from:    http://www.newrealities.com/index.php/articles-on-ufos/item/2984-letter-from-3rd-grade-teacher

Jim Self on 2013 Changes

Saturday, August 31st, 2013

Questions for Jim – Are We In the Eye of the Storm of the Shift?

posted 29 August, 2013

Jim Self, a leader in the field of spiritual development, founder of Mastering Alchemy, international speaker and author, answers questions about the Shift in Consciousness that we are experiencing.

 

from:    http://spiritlibrary.com/videos/jim-self/questions-for-jim-are-we-in-the-eye-of-the-storm-of-the-shift

 

 

 

Russian Prophecies

Saturday, August 31st, 2013
Prophecy In The Russian New Age - with Raduga Romanova and Vadim Mikailov

Prophecy In The Russian New Age – with Raduga Romanova and Vadim Mikailov

Story by: Carol Hiltner

Russia’s Spiritual Resurgence

In the decade since Russia emerged from the Soviet Union, her spirituality has more than blossomed — it has erupted. In the Western news, we hear very little about Russia’s remarkable resurgence. This resurgence spans cultural, spiritual, and scientific arenas, but these three aspects are not separated in Russian minds, for in the new way-of-looking, each is simply a slightly different lens for viewing the Cosmos.

All of the spiritually-aware Russians I have met during my extensive travels there believe that Russia, in particular among the world’s nations, has a pivotal role in the prophesized evolutionary shift of the Earth. As the following interview reveals, Russians are aware that “red is the color of initiation,” and the new Reds take this very seriously.

Carol: There seem to be many sources of new prophecies here in Russia that the rest of the world knows nothing about, but many of them are based in the Russian body of knowledge and thus may not be clear to Westerners. Since you two seem to be acquainted with quite a number of these new prophecies, I wonder if you would clarify for our readers, please, the cultural context within which they may be understood.

Raduga: To begin, I would like to say that we keep a little distance from the various Christian prophecies, of which there are many — not because we do not respect them, but because they are widely known and are spread by the Church. The Christian prophecies talk about the specific period of the End of Time: the horrifying Judgment Day and Apocalypse.

We are more interested in what is connected with what we call the Ray of Synthesis. We meet many clairvoyants from all over Russia through our workshops. And, as you know, there are more than 150 nationalities throughout Russia, with new prophecies from many regions, especially Altai, the Ural Mountains, Buryatia, and Yakutia. These prophecies are coming from different people, but they all say that Russia has a specific role at this time; that the territory of Russia has a mystical role that is related to special aspects of its soul.

The Energies of the North

Vadim: On our planet, there are four energetic directions: South, West, East, and North, in that order. These correspond to four types of energy: South corresponds to the element of earth; West to water, or our emotional plane; East is air, our mental plane and the principle of soul in our consciousness; and North, fire, corresponds to our Spirit.

Many Western countries are oriented in the principle of the East, the principle of the soul. The expression of this principle is the spiritual Hierarchy of Light. This is the principle of love and wisdom. All the consciousnesses of the different religions aim to the East. All the altars and temples are toward the East.

But Russia’s inner spiritual altar is toward the North. Russia is the only country that is oriented toward the North, and so it has a unique path that is connected with this orientation.

The North Pole corresponds to the Crown Chakra. It is connected with the energy of the First Aspect: the energy of will and power, energy of the Father. The expression of this energy is Shambhala.

Therefore, Russia will never copy other ways, and will follow only its own way, toward Shambhala. It is connected with the Shambhala in the star Sirius.

Carol: What do you mean, “Russia will follow its own way to Shambhala”?

Vadim: This means that there is no earthly spiritual Master guiding Russia. Russia is going its own way, through its own mistakes and experiences. It is sometimes said about Russia that it connects two ways, to the East and West. So the sign of our country is the two-headed eagle: One head looks to the East and one to the West.

The Cardinal Cross and the Seventh Ray

Also, this northern orientation creates a mystical orientation to what is known as the Cardinal Cross. To understand this, we need to look at the types of crosses in Esoteric Astrology and what they mean.

In Esoteric Astrology, there are three types of crosses. And since there are twelve zodiacal signs, there are then four signs to each cross.

First, there is the Mutable Cross, the sign of physical experience. It is the cross of our personality, our lower self. Here, we gain our inner power. This is the cross of changes. It is a diagonal cross, the familiar swastika. It relates to the astrological signs of Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces.

The next cross is a Fixed Cross. This is the cross of the soul, of discipleship. It is also the cross of crucifixion. It is upright, and relates to the astrological signs of Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius.

The last cross, called the Cardinal Cross, is the cross of our Spirit. It has a spoke coming out at a right angle to the fixed cross, making it three-dimensional. The Cardinal Cross corresponds to the Ray of the Monad, or Spirit, and is associated with the energy of the First Aspect: will and power, the force of God, the most powerful force. It relates to the astrological signs of Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn. It is this Cardinal Cross that is associated with Russia.

Raduga: Additionally, Russia has a so-called Seventh Ray. And to understand this, we need to know something about the rays. This teaching was given by Madame Blavatsky, Alice Bailey, and others.

According to this teaching, we have seven primary types of energy on Earth, and these are called rays. The Seventh Ray is a new ray on Earth right now, and is connected with Aquarian energy.

The Seventh Ray corresponds to the energies of mysteries, White ceremonial magic, and ceremonial creativity, as well as synthesis, order, and manifestation. It is connected with Aquarius — and Russia is the country of Aquarius. The Seventh Ray is manifested through Russia.

The Physical and Spiritual Cycles

Vadim: We know that, right now, we are entering the area of Aquarius. The energies of Uranus guide this Aquarian era. Russia is the only country on the planet that has the ray of the soul that resonates with this type of energy. Therefore, Russia is especially guided, spiritually, by the energy of Aquarius. It is connected not with nationality but with Russia’s specific location on the planet, its territory.

Russia has four guiding planets: Uranus (its orbit of the Sun is 84 years), Jupiter (12-year orbit), and then the Sun and the Moon. But for prophetic purposes we are interested in Jupiter and Uranus.

When Uranus enters the Aquarius constellation, every 84 years, important activities begin in Russia.

For example, the previous entry of Uranus to the Aquarius constellation was 1905, which was the first bourgeois revolution in Russia.

And then, with the frequency of twelve years, the cycle of Jupiter, we have for example 1917 and the Revolution, 1929 and collectivization, 1941 and World War II, 1953, which marked the end of the Stalin era and the changing of the political structure of Russia — and later, on the same continuum, 1989, which marked the end of the Soviet Union.

This period of 84 years, from 1905 to 1989, is called in prophecies the Physical Revolution. This period represented an attempt to seed the collective or communist consciousness.

It is interesting that this cycle of 84 years ended in 1989, during which time the Christ consciousness grid around the planet was completed (as Drunvalo has said). So this was the first, or physical phase of the Russian revolution. In 1989, Uranus entered the Aquarius constellation once more, starting the second phase: the Spiritual Revolution.

Thus, all the twelve-year cycles will be repeated over and over again. So, for example, in the year 2001, José Argüelles came here and planted seeds to the new cycle, and this timing corresponds to the year 1917 in the old cycle, the year of the Russian Revolution.

2002 corresponded to a civil war in Russia in 1918. The conflict then was between Reds and Whites within the country. Correspondingly, right now, within each of us, White energies and Red energies are at war. Red energies are initiating everything new, and White energies are doing their best to absorb those energies and to change everything within ourselves.

That’s the inner struggle in every one of us between the Darkness and the Light. That’s the inner Armageddon, and we know that it last for three years — 2002, 2003, and 2004 — because the civil war ended in 1920. You can calculate correspondences to the physical cycle by adding 84. The year 1920, which marked the end of the physical civil war between the Red and White forces, plus 84 gives the year 2004, which signaled the end of the spiritual inner struggles between Red and White energies.

Carol: Wait, I need to go back. Are the Red and the White somehow associated with Light and Dark?

Vadim: No. They are two types of energies. One energy, the Red energy, is initiatory. The other, White energy, is at first struggling against initiation, but then absorbs that energy through resurrection. Thus, our consciousness is resurrected and purified.

According to José Argüelles, Red energy corresponds to the East, and White energy corresponds to the North. And Russia is now producing this transition from Red to White energies — from East to North, from the orientation toward mental energy to an orientation toward spiritual energy.

Therefore, we have to go from homo sapiens to spiritu sapiens. This is the transition, the 90-degree turn from the East to the North.

Carol: Is the mission of Russia to facilitate this for the Earth, or only within themselves or individuals?

Vadim: It’s for the Earth. Russia always works on the great scale of the planet.

Carol: So what kind of progress is being made? What’s happening?

Vadim: The internal civil war. That’s the progress.

Raduga: It’s not actually a war, it’s a battle — an inner battle with yourself.

Vadim: And the next point is 2013. This corresponds to 1929, or collectivization in the previous cycle, when there was the attempt to make people come together, to unite them. So 2013 represents a unique opportunity for us to experience the united consciousness throughout the planet: the Merkaba consciousness.

We deeply believe that the difficult experience that our country had in 1929 took all the negative and digested it and experienced it. So it is a really good opportunity for all of us and for the whole planet during 2012 to begin making this step toward the brotherhood of humanity.

Raduga: We think this is the reason all of the spiritual teachers who are coming here from different countries are having very large audiences. In other countries, teachers might have fifty people coming to their workshops, but in Russia, there are hundreds, even thousands, of people. And this is a sign that the people are ready, people are open, people are looking.

And there are many new newspapers and magazines, programs, spiritual centers, and that is a sign right now that people in Russia are ready and people are waking up. So now, let’s go back to the prophecies.

Carol: Thank you for the background — I appreciate it.

Mystical Crystals from the Ancients

Raduga: Both the ancient prophecies and the new prophecies are saying the same things. You know the ancient Hyperboreans — the civilization that was in the North? They are from the time of Atlantis, but they were in the North. There was a very large continent with a warm climate.

Carol: And the climate changed, yes?

Raduga: Yes, and the people were going from the North to the South, moving via the Urals and Siberia. And they went to India and brought with them the language that we now know as Sanskrit.

The legends and the modern prophecies are saying that the Aryan people — those people from the Hyperborean civilization — when they went from North to South, left magical quartz crystals underground in specific holy places. Those crystals are there right now. Today, many spiritual groups are finding them metaphysically, and then scientists, using special instruments, confirm that, yes, the crystals are there.

The prophecies say that it is time to collect these stones; that Russia has to collect the stones.

Carol: And where are they being found? Are they in Russia?

Raduga: Yes. Such crystals are situated very deep in the mountains. They are to be found in the Urals, along the Volga River, and in the Sayan Mountains of Siberia.

There are many of these crystals. And on their edges, according to legend, there is specific information that is meant for humanity right now.

Modern prophecy says that during the thirteen years starting with the year 2000, the crystals will be opening, awakening the consciousness of the Russian people, and, through the Russian people, the consciousness of the whole Earth.

Vadim: So the voice of crystals will be heard by the people.

There is a very ancient place of power in Volgagrad, formerly Stalingrad, on the bank of the Volga River, that is called Mamayev Kurgan. Do you know the word “kurgan”? It means a “big artificial hill.”

Raduga: Mamai is an historical person from when Mongolians were conquering ancient Russia.

Vadim: The Mamai himself was a very spiritually advanced being, and he knew that the time would come when the knowledge of these crystals would be accessible to people. And he knew that the time had not yet come.

So, according to legend, Mamai ordered his warriors to create a bigger hill at that place, moving soil with their hands, to keep the crystals underground. And the crystals were hidden.

Vadim: During World War II, Hitler was trying to get to Stalingrad.

Raduga: So this is knowledge that Hitler also knew. He wanted to possess those crystals, in order to rule the world.

Vadim: For four months, Hitler took over Mamayev Kurgan, and Russian soldiers tried to protect this place. Many people were killed. There is now a very large monument and grave there, called “The Motherland is calling,” in memory of those who died protecting this place.

Raduga: Modern prophecies tell us that these crystals will be found, and many scientists are working at Mamayev Kurgan right now, using dowsing rods and pendulums.

Carol: Trying to find these crystals?

Raduga: They are trying to find only the locations of the crystals. They are not trying to get them, not right now. At these places, ceremonial work is taking place to activate these crystals.

Carol: Ceremonial work by whom?

Raduga: Different spiritual groups. They received it as a prophecy — as “knowledge” — to do this work. And these prophecies about the crystals say that they will help Mother Earth to pass through this transitional period — these thirteen years.

Carol: Are these crystals related to the Christ Consciousness Grid?

Raduga: Definitely. The prophecy says that they are connected — that the Christ Consciousness Grid is above the Earth, and these crystals are underground.

Singing Stones and the Lake of the Bells

Now, in addition to the crystals, legends in Russia tell us about so-called “singing stones.” You can find such stones on the shores of Lake Baikal, in the Ural Mountains, and near the shore of Plesheyeva Lake near the town of Pereslavl Zalyeski, near Moscow.

If you touch such stones in a mood of love and harmony, the stones begin to make different sounds — to “sing.” The prophecies say that when 144,000 singing stones have been found, at a specific moment, people will touch them, and they will pour out the sounds of love. These sounds will surround and comfort the Earth, and will heal the Earth. That’s why people are looking for such stones right now.

Carol: How many of these stones have been found.

Raduga: I don’t know — many, many of them. These singing stones are on the ground. You can look at them. These are big stones you can find on the shores of different lakes and in different special places — in forests and in fields.

Vadim: Very often, these stones are described in legends as making miracles. One story is about a stone near Pereslavl Zalyeski. It was lying at the shore of the big lake for a long time. Many people gathered to this stone, and prayed and were healed by its energies.

During the time of ancient Christianity, the Christians were planning to build a church near the lake. The Christians thought that worshiping this stone was Pagan, but they could feel that it was very powerful. So they wanted to use it as a foundation stone for their future temple.

They waited until winter, when the lake was frozen, and they took this big stone onto a sled, and somewhere in the middle of the lake, the ice cracked. No one was killed — even horses were safe — but the stone drowned. A few years passed — and then they found the stone again, lying at the same place on the shore!

Raduga: That was a miracle. A lot of people witnessed that.

Vadim: Clairvoyant people said that the stone had been taken from the lake and put on the shore by a civilization similar to dolphins or mer-people.

Raduga: So there are also many prophecies in Russia connected with lakes. There is the story of the holy town Kitezh, which is under a lake near the city of Nizhny-Novgorod — it’s the most famous in Russia.

There are many variations of the story, dating from Pagan times. But the Christians also used such legends for their own purposes. Many pilgrims go to that holy lake.

And special celebrations take place at this lake to resurrect the ancient holiday of Ivan Kupala, a Pagan god who is the protector of lovers. This celebration includes jumping across fires, and swimming, and making special flower garlands that they put into the river.

Carol: I have heard of this bringing back of Pagan practices.

Raduga: The celebration is about the 6th of July — a very profound, very beautiful ceremony.

But the legend of this lake is as follows: Many years ago, when enemies attacked Russian territory, the people of this town, Kitezh, fought against the enemy. They didn’t want to be burned or taken. They wanted to keep the city for their future generations.

When the enemy got very close to the town, Mother Earth opened, and the town went underground, and water flowed over the place where the town had been.

Today, people keep hearing the sounds of bells from this lake. The prophecy says that during the most difficult times of Russia, from the very bottom of this lake the bells will start ringing, and they will call thousands of Warriors of Light, and those warriors will protect the Earth — fulfilling the prophecy of the victory of the forces of Light over the forces of Darkness.

Some people say that once, during hard times, a tradesman decided to get those big bells from the bottom of the lake because he heard them ringing all the time. So he hired many workers to take the water from the lake and get the bells. But he couldn’t drain the lake, and he never found anything. However, scientists say that the lake does have a double bottom, with a cavern underneath. The tradesman couldn’t get through the bottom of the lake to get to the bells.

We ourselves have been there. It is a beautiful lake. It has special water. And at sunrise, we heard the “silent” sound of the bells coming from the bottom of the lake, and miraculously saw a big temple made of clouds in the rays of the early sun. It was an amazing sight.

Some people say that, year after year, the bells sound louder and louder. And that is the sign of the prophecy here on Earth.

Dead and Living Water

A few kilometers from this lake, there is a holy spring where people wash themselves. They call it “the spring with dead water.”

Have you heard the Russian stories about living water and dead water? If you wash a sick or dead person with the “dead” water, his injuries would be cured by the water. If, for example, his arm or leg had been severed, it would go back to his body. The body would be whole. After that, they would wash the person with the “live” water, and the person would become alive and stand up. There are many Russian legends about this.

The reason we mention this is that this spring near the lake has “dead” water, and the lake is full of “live” water. We ourselves have washed our bodies in the different places, and we really felt the difference in the water.

If you first wash yourself with “dead” water, and then go and swim in the lake, it feels like the water starts boiling — bubbling — on your body. It’s the most famous lake in Russia — this town that went underneath the waters, and is connected with the “dead” and “live” waters. There are many such places in Russia, but that’s the most famous one.

The Coming of a Savior

Vadim: There is another prophecy we would like to mention that is important to many people, not only in Russia but also in Bulgaria, Yugoslavia, Serbia, and Ukraine. This prophecy is that in Russia, a savior will come. People understand that he will be a reincarnation of Christ.

Maybe you have heard about the Master Vissarion. He lives in Siberia. A very large community has formed around him. There are many towns there, and people are going there as though to the Country of Dreams.

Carol: You talked about Shambhala. Isn’t Shambhala also called the Country of Dreams?

Vadim: Yes. But Shambhala is in a specific place on Earth. It’s not just a mystical place. There is a specific village in the Himalayan Mountains of Tibet called Shigadza, and near this village there is a passage or mystical gate that leads to the world of Shambhala. It is not the only gateway, however. There are many different gateways to that place in different areas — in Altai and in the Gobi Desert, for example.

Raduga: The Roerichs were in Shambhala, and also many researchers have been in Shambhala. If you would like to know more about that, I recommend a very good book called the Shining Shambhala, by Thomas Andrew.

Vadim: But this community in Russia around Master Vissarion is also called the Country of Dreams — Zemlya Obetovannaya. Many Russian people, as well as people from different countries like Bulgaria and Servia, are going there to live and work.

Carol: Where is it?

Raduga: In the western Sayan Mountains, near Krasnoyarsk. We call it a “country in a country.” Our government knows about this, but doesn’t touch them, only watches.

Carol: How many people are there?

Raduga: Not less than 200,000. It’s not actually a “community,” it’s a very large place. But on specific days they celebrate holidays and come together to a specific mountain — to the teacher. And the Master Vissarion says his words to them.

Carol: So he’s a person — a live person?

Raduga: Yes. He is a beautiful person. They recognize a Savior in him.

These people live in harmony with nature. They live in a collective way. Men do the physical jobs, women do many creative things — the sewing, for example.

And they resurrect very ancient Slavonic/Russian traditions. They wear long dresses, and they have long hair, and they sing wonderful songs and conduct amazing ceremonies. And they build temples using wood, using only their hands. They don’t eat meat, not even eggs and milk — all those people.

We suppose that this is the biggest community on the planet right now. But it is unknown to people in other countries, except those who are going there to live.

This is their newest prophecy: “The time has come. Only a person who lives in this ‘dream land’ will be saved.”

We would like to visit this place, maybe next year, because some of our friends live there, and we would like to witness it with our eyes and ears.

The prophecies of this Master are published in many books that are called the New Testament. These prophecies say that the Savior is here on Earth, that He has returned, and that salvation for people is only possible through unified work, creativity, and the common life in love.

And it’s interesting to us that the teaching of this new Master is about synthesis — the knowledge of synthesis. Apparently it is a new Bible. Representatives of every religion and every belief system can live there, including what is called the “teaching of the One,” which is a mystery school formed by Akhnaten during Egyptian times. You can read about that in Drunvalo’s books.

It’s really amazing that people live there in harmony with nature, in a creative way, and don’t use the technocratic path.

Moscow: The “Turning” Point

Carol: So why are you here in Moscow?

Raduga: Because we are fulfilling our role — our tasks that have been given to us by our own spiritual teachers. If our spiritual Master tells us to be there, we will be there.

Vadim: I also would like to comment on the question of why we are here in Moscow. This is the most important part of the prophecy for me, and I would like to make it clear. It is connected with the cycles of Russia.

The longitude of Moscow is 55.5 degrees. Three fives, according to our knowledge, and according to Drunvalo, means the Christ consciousness. From the equator to the North Pole, we have 90 degrees. If we divide 90 into the 55.5, we have the Golden Mean proportion — 1.6.

Look at your finger, from the knuckle to the first joint, and then to the second joint, and to the end. The relationship of the distance from knuckle to knuckle is the phi number, the Golden Mean proportion.

The transition will appear only at a specific section of this Golden Mean proportion. We are sure that the transition of the consciousness of people to the unity consciousness will take place in the center of Moscow.

If you remember from Drunvalo’s writings, we must make our “90-degree turn.” That is going to happen here — at this specific place on the map.

Raduga: So you wanted to know about modern prophecies, and these are modern prophecies, and a lot of people do really believe in these.
Raduga Romanova, whose given name means “Rainbow” in Russian, and Vadim Mikhailov are part of the leadership of the Light Center in Moscow.

Up through the early 1990s, Raduga worked for the Soviet Peace Committee, first as Secretary of the organization, and then as Vice President of the United Nations Association of Russia. This was a time when social connections were being established with Western countries, and she was involved in many special social events and actions, including the World Peace Trip to the U.S. in 1990, the People’s Summit in 1991, and the World Summit in 1992.

Vadim is a Ph.D. physicist and mathematician at the Russian Institute of Applied Geophysics, specializing in short wave propagation, modeling of ionospheric processes, and the influence of magnetic storms on our health. He has been doing this research for more than twenty years. However, he says that the Light Center is his “beloved” job. He jokes, “I rest at my institute, and I work here.”

Raduga and Vadim started the Light Center in 1992, and began to conduct spiritual summits, synthesizing the teachings of Theosophy, Roerich, Drunvalo Melchizedek, and José Argüelles.

from:    http://spiritofmaat.com/magazine/august-2013-heart-of-creation/prophecy-in-the-russian-new-age-with-raduga-romanova-and-vadim-mikailov/

An App To Contact Spirit

Saturday, August 31st, 2013

Who Ya Gonna Call? Mobile App Conjures Spirit World

By Marc Lallanilla, Assistant Editor   |   August 07, 2013
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 Millions of people get messages on their iPhones, but can a new app send messages from beyond the grave?
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Sending and receiving messages from beyond the grave used to require a caftan-wearing medium hosting a séance in a dark, candlelit room.

How 20th century. Today’s medium can ditch the caftan in favor of an iPhone, now that a pair of developers in Greenwood, Ind., have developed Spirit Story Box, an app that claims to let the dead communicate with the living.

Developers Roger Pingleton and Jill Beitz of StreamSide Software created Spirit Story Box in an effort to improve on other paranormal apps, the Indianapolis Star reports.

The iPhone app, upon detecting the presence of otherworldly spirits, displays the words that the dead would like communicate (not unlike a modern-day Ouija board).

“The program looks at certain variables within the computer itself and it keeps track of certain selectors, and when it gets to a point where it’s going to spit out a word it uses those selectors to select the words,” Pingleton told the Star.

Skeptics, however, have translated Pingleton’s comment as one way of saying that the app is really just a random word generator, cleverly packaged to appeal to would-be ghostbusters.

And apparently, there are a lot of them: A Harris Poll from 2003 revealed that more than half of Americans believe in ghosts, including 65 percent of those ages 25 to 29.

Other apps have been designed to appeal to those with an interest in the paranormal. Some mobile apps, like GhostCam, let users add semi-transparent ghostly images of children, Confederate soldiers, monks or other historical figures in the background of otherwise ordinary photos.

Another app, Ghost Radar, claims to detect so-called “energy readings” that are supernatural in origin. But “since results from this application cannot be verified scientifically, the app should be used for entertainment purposes,” according to the product’s description.

Pingleton seems to understand the entertainment value in his Spirit Story Box app. “Bottom line is, we wanted people to have fun with it,” he told the Star.

from:    http://www.livescience.com/38734-mobile-app-spirit-story-box.html

Spy Satellite Observed

Saturday, August 31st, 2013

SPY SATELLITE SPOTTED: On Wednesday, Aug. 28th, a Delta IV Heavy rocket (the world’s largest, according to the United Launch Alliance) blasted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Its secret payload was classified by the US National Reconnaisance Office. So much for secrets. Amateur sky watchers are already tracking the NROL-65 satellite as it circles Earth. Kevin Fetter video-recorded the spysat last night as it glided silently over his back yard in Brockville, Ontario, Canada:

“In the video,” says Fetter, “the satellite flew right by kappa Ophiuchus.” That star is variable with a magnitude ranging between +4 and +5. Judging from the video, the satellite is about as bright as kappa Oph, say +4.5. This means it is faint but visible to the human eye from dark-sky sites.

No one outside classified circles knows exactly what this satellite does. Speculation is centering on the possibility that it is a KeyHole intelligence satellite of KH-11 lineage. Keyhole satellites are a bit like the Hubble Space Telescope, except pointed at Earth instead of the heavens. NROL-65 could be going up to replace a similar satellite, USA 186 (05042A / 28888), launched from Vendenberg in October 2005.

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Yunnan China – Dangerous Quake 8/31

Saturday, August 31st, 2013

Extremely dangerous earthquake/aftershock in Yunnan, China – at least 5 people killed and 36 injured

Last update: August 31, 2013 at 1:16 pm by By

Update 12:53 UTC : The death toll has unfortunately risen to 5.
36 people have been injured by the quake. At least 15 of them have been hospitalized.
The fatalities have been recorded in both the counties of Shangri-La and Deqen (Yunnan Province).
The present damage and injured/death toll may climb further the coming hours as rescue teams will further search the area.

Landslides and a heavy truck who slashed into a minibus (not specified whether this is the minibus with the tourists in it). The injured were hospitalized. Image courtesy and copyright news.xinhuanet.com

Landslides and a heavy truck who slashed into a minibus (not specified whether this is the minibus with the tourists in it). The injured were hospitalized. Image courtesy and copyright news.xinhuanet.com

Update 09:57 UTC : The Chinese press is now reporting the death of 4 people and at least 17 injured. Telecommunications were down in some parts of the hardest hit area and emergency units are being installed by the Chinese authorities. A lot of landslides have been reported in this mountainous Yunnan area. Assessment is still continuing but the following numbers can be reported as minimum damage :
– 600 rooms have collapsed
– 55,500 rooms have been damaged to different extend
– +9,000 residents have been affected and had to live in tented camps or with relatives.

Update : At least 3 people have been killed by this earthquake and 17 have been reported as injured. Many houses (who might have been already damaged from the M5.1 earthquake) have collapsed and even more damaged further.

Electricians work to supply electricity to the affected area in the area bordering the counties of Shangri-La, Deqen of Yunnan Province and Derong County of Sichuan Province, with a depth of about 10 kilometers, the center said. (Xinhua/Shi Xianrao)

Electricians work to supply electricity to the affected area in the area bordering the counties of Shangri-La, Deqen of Yunnan Province and Derong County of Sichuan Province, with a depth of about 10 kilometers, the center said. (Image courtesy and copyright Xinhua/Shi Xianrao)

Update : Also tourists seems to have been involved in this earthquake. The greater earthquake area is a highlight in many Chinese tours, a visit to the town and Monastery of Shangri La, also called Little Tibet.

The earthquake is in fact an aftershock of a M5.1 at 12 km depth from a few days ago. Click here for our in-depth article.

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0 km (0mi) S of Benzilan, China
172 km (107mi) NNW of Dayan, China
286 km (178mi) W of Xichang, China
291 km (181mi) NNW of Dali, China

Most important Earthquake Data:

Magnitude : 5.7

Local Time (conversion only below land) : 2013-08-31 08:04:19

GMT/UTC Time : 2013-08-31 00:04:19

Depth (Hypocenter)  : 10 km

from:    http://earthquake-report.com/2013/08/31/moderate-earthquake-yunnan-china-on-august-31-2013/

Your Color Vibe for 8/31

Friday, August 30th, 2013

Saturday, August 31:  Light Yellow

This is not going to be your best day, but there is no reason not to make the best of it.  A sense of humor is the best defense when things get crazy or out of hand or totally incomprehensible.  This is a day not to take things too seriously.  If you do, there will be consequences down the line.  There will be some things and people out there who can be really annoying, but know that you really do not need to make them a priority.  You can recognize they are there, acknowledge their existence, and then move on.  There is never enough time to be pulled into someone else’s reality.  Just remember, they may be living in a nightmare and you certainly do not want to be part of that.  Okay, this all sounds kind of odd and off the wall, but you will see it today and you will know that when you act from your place of power and knowing there is nothing and/or no one who can separate you from your truth.  Ya-Ya.

Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth Benefits

Thursday, August 29th, 2013
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Detox with diatomaceous earth to remove allergies, mercury, chemicals, GMOs, parasites

Sunday, March 03, 2013 by: JB Bardot

 

(NaturalNews) Diatomaceous earth (DE) is a naturally occurring rock made from the skeletons of fossilized diatoms, a type of hard-shelled algae. When ground into a fine powder, diatomaceous earth works mechanically to destroy a wide range of pests, insects, parasites and pathogens by cutting through the exoskeleton, absorbing bodily fluids and causing them to die. Food grade diatomaceous earth is chemical-free and non toxic.

Diatomaceous earth has many uses including detoxification of the body — inside and out; protecting pets and livestock from parasites and insect infestation; and keep your yard and garden pest-free.

Detoxing

Add diatomaceous earth to your diet to detox parasites that can contribute to food intolerance, nausea, bowel discomfort, pain, itching, asthma, sinus infections, Morgellon’s disease, and a host of other allergic-type reactions.

DE detoxes mercury, cadmium, lead and other heavy metals; removes poisons from chemtrails, radiation and may alleviate the effects of GMOs. DE possesses antibacterial, anti-fungal and antiviral properties.

In addition to detoxing and destroying pathogens, diatomaceous earth helps to lower blood pressure and contributes to the production of collagen to improve skin tone, strengthening the tendons and joints.

To consume DE orally, start with half a teaspoon and work up to two heaping tablespoons. Mix thoroughly in four ounces of water. Drink immediately and follow with another eight ounces of water. Take on an empty stomach. Continue drinking water throughout the day, because DE can cause constipation.

Initially, you may experience a Herxhemier reaction, which can cause abdominal discomfort and flu-like symptoms. This is a normal response to detoxing, as parasites and pathogens die, releasing their toxins into your system for elimination. The symptoms disappear after a few days.

Protect grains and dry goods

Add diatomaceous earth to bulk grains and legumes to keep opportunistic pests out of your pantry. Use in bags of dried dog, cat and foods for livestock.

Yard and garden

· Sprinkle DE along outside edges on window sills and doors to prevent spiders and ants from entering the house

· Pour into a lawn spreader and apply diatomaceous earth to yard to kill fleas, tics, chiggers and other biting insects that attach themselves to pets. Sprinkle on bushes with a strainer.

· Apply diatomaceous earth on garden soil and plants to protect them from vegetable-loving insects. Make a ring around the stem on the soil to prevent crawly insects from munching stems.

· Pour over fire ant hills to destroy the colony

· Apply to compost and manure piles to reduce odor and control flies

· Apply around garbage pails to keep flies away

· Avoid applying to flowers where beneficial insects like bees, ladybugs and butterflies visit

Pets and Livestock

· Carefully apply to your pet’s coat to kill fleas. DE also prevents new fleas from taking hold and destroys ticks. Avoid making lots of dust when treating your animals. Wear a mask and drape a lightweight towel over the animal’s face during the application.

Diatomaceous earth is safe for use on pets as long as precautions are taken to protect them from inhaling the dust. Add small amounts of DE to pet’s food to kill internal worms and other parasites.

· Sprinkle DE on the soil around your dog’s kennel

· Add to kitty litter to reduce odor and kill fleas

· Sprinkle the chicken coop, barn, stall, and nesting boxes with DE to keep your livestock pest free

Indoors

· Sprinkle diatomaceous earth on furniture, rugs and in cracks around the edge of baseboards to kill insects. Leave for several hours or longer, then vacuum.
· Use a plastic squeeze bottle with a pointed tip to blow DE into hard-to-reach places like electrical outlets — after removing the cover

Warning

· Always use food grade DE
· Avoid inhaling
· DE is drying to the eyes and skin; use precautions when applying
· Diatomaceous earth kills beneficial insects; use caution in the garden

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/039326_diatomaceous_earth_detox_mercury.html#ixzz2dNmi8i2b