The art of coexistence
Sex along with eating is one of the most natural of human activities. Our distant ancestors wore no clothing, they would have witnessed animals mating and discovered that sex was pleasurable. The pleasure that comes from having sex is natures incentive to ensure that we perpetuate our species and without that pleasure, we would likely have become extinct long ago.
Men and women are almost like two distinct species and if it was not for our need to reproduce, it seems probable as some thinkers say, that men would have killed all the women simply because they are stronger and have never understood them. Mind you women cannot understand men either, but for the most part
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A great drying
When attempting to piece together the fragments of history, historians we need to take into account the ice ages and climatic changes. So what has been going on?
It is said that the drying out of the Sahara desert began some 20 or 30,000 years ago. In fact much of the region was an inland sea which over time dried out giving way to vast freshwater lakes and rivers. It seems probable that much of the region spreading from North Africa to central and southern Asia was well watered during the ice age and it seems likely that there were many great tracts of forest and wetlands across the region.
It is generally thought that about 5000
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Concepts of the Yugas, Astrological signs and Axial Precession
As I have so often said, we know very little about our history and the history that we think we know has been purposefully written to glamorise certain individuals and conceal unpleasant truths.
The idea of the time period referred to as a ‘yuga cycle’ has existed within Indian culture for thousands of years and interest about it only surfaced in the West when modern science discovered something called axial precession.
Within India that has been a great deal of misunderstanding about the yuga cycle which some pundits understood as being in the millions of years and somehow related to the birth and death of the physical universe which of course
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Herbal or Botanical Medicine is the use of herbs (plants) for disease prevention and restoration of health.
Herbs and other plants have been used as medicines in most cultures and civilisations throughout history, either as single entities or as complex mixtures of several herbs or of herbs and other substances.
Modern medicine (pharmacology) grew from herbal medicines and to save costs and / or to make profits, the chemical/drug companies synthesised the active healing compounds found in plants to make most of the drugs we know today.
Herbal medicine is a major component in indigenous peoples’ traditional medicine and a common element in Ayurvedic, homoeopathic, naturopathic and traditional oriental medicine.
The prescription of specific herbal treatments
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Hinduism is Not a Religion
There is an overwhelming popular misconception that Hindus; that is Hindu people follow a religion known as Hinduism. But this is not the case.
Go back a few hundred years and India was known as Hindustan, and name attributed largely by the British and the British East India company that for over 200 years exploited the land and people of Hindustan.
Many people commonly see Indian iconography and images of deities as religious objects, however this is far from the truth. The people of India do not worship any Creator God or craven image as Christians would have people believe. They have a far deeper understanding of how the universe works.
Hinduism along with the
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A remote and mysterious attraction
“Rapanui” or Easter Island is located in the middle of the Pacific Ocean about 3.700 km from the South American continent and 2 093 kms east of Pitcairn, its nearest inhabited neighbour. The regular way to get there is by a 5 hr flight from Santiago in Chile.
The 163 square km island is volcanic and the larger of a chain of islands that once existed above water until the end of the last ice age. The remote location of the island makes it an important centre for weather, oceanic and aerospatial research. The population is a mix of indiginous Polynesians, Chileans and tourists that are over-stretching the islands resources.
Myth and reality are
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All is not as we have been taught
Abby Martin interviews author and philosopher, Graham Hancock, about the mysteries of ancient civilization, hidden societies from the past, censorship by TED Talks and the difficulty in getting these ideas accepted by mainstream archaeologists and historians.
Books by Graham
The delight of many hearts
Pan by Gerald Metcalfe
The popular concept of Pan is that of a very happy, flute playing, charming and fornicating character who some think may be related to Krishna in India.
It is said that the has the horns of a devil, a grin that will charm your pants off and the music he plays on this Pan pipe entice your feet to dance and your spirit to rejoice.
His torso is that of a strong virile man, but his legs are more animal in nature and he has cloven hooves instead of human feet.
His male appendage is like that of the Greek God Priapus, substantial and always ready.
He was celebrated
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Modern humans in the Americas at 400.000BC
What happens when scientific evidence conflicts with theory? In the early sixties, discoveries were made in Central Mexico, which were the handiwork of early man. Exquisitely carved animal bones and advanced spear points caused much excitement, including a Life Magazine article, until the dates came in. 5 mutually exclusive geological tests revealed they were over 250,000 years old. In spite of the geochronology, archaeologists insisted the dates were too ridiculously old. This world-class archaeological region became off-limits for official research, a “professional forbidden zone.”
An interesting tale that shines and altogether different light on human origins that current theories suppose.
We walked with the dinosaurs
A convincing presentation showing evidence of a
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