From Anna Von Reitz
From Anna Von Reitz
By Dr. Mercola
Herbs improve taste and add flavor to many meals, as well as increase the nutritional density in the foods you eat. Many herbs provide protection against diseases, can clear toxins from your body and may provide you with vitamins and minerals. Each time you add flavor with herbs or spices you are essentially upgrading your food without adding a single calorie.
Gram for gram, herbs rank even higher in antioxidant density than fruits and vegetables. They are often grown for culinary and medicinal purposes. Culinary herbs are typically derived from the green leafy part of the plant, while the medicinal herb can come from a shrub or other woody part of the plant. By contrast, spices are derived from seeds, bark, roots, fruit or other parts of the plant.
The tarragon plant is a perennial herb from the sunflower family and often grows wild across much of North America. The herb is popularly used in cooking and such a vital part of French cuisine it is one of the “Fines Herbes.” These herbs are four of the most commonly used in French cooking and include parsley, chervil and chives.1
The word tarragon is derived from the Latin word dracunculus meaning “little dragon.”2 Thought to be native to Siberia and Mongolia, the plant genus (Artemisia) comes from the Greek name Artemis, goddess of the moon. In Roman mythology the moon goddess is Diana, who was said to have given tarragon to a centaur.3
The word tarragon also has ties to French, referencing a little dragon. Much of the association with dragons is related to the serpentine shape of its roots. The active ingredients found in tarragon oil have been found effective for a variety of different ailments. The herb has been cultivated for nearly 600 years and thought to be brought to Italy by invading Mongols, who used it as a sleep aid and breath freshener.
Some historians believe Saint Catherine brought tarragon to France while visiting Pope Clement VI in the 14th century. However, she could not have done this as she was only 5 years old when Clement VI died.4 Other histories have tarragon arriving in France in the 1500s. If St. Catherine was the one who brought it to France, most likely it was after her visit to see Pope Gregory VI in 1376.5
After adoption by the French, this unique herb catapulted into culinary prominence. Although it is used sparingly in other cultures, in France, Germany, Poland and Denmark you’ll find it used in salads and meats.6
Tarragon has a flavor reminiscent of anise and licorice. Gardeners find it makes an attractive border as the plant has an upright growth and delicate leaves. Tarragon is a perennial plant with thinly shaped leaves and a hint of silver in the light, making them distinctive in garden beds.7 Easy to grow in your garden, tarragon requires only well-drained soil, regular watering and plenty of sun. If you live in southern climates, the Mexican type may be a better choice as it will not lose flavor in extreme heat.
The French variety of tarragon is suited for growing in pots in your kitchen and can be planted directly in the ground. This means you can enjoy your herb year-round. The serpentine root system puts out little runners, spreading the plant rapidly through your garden. For this reason, you may want to have a dedicated spot for tarragon or restrict the root system by planting in a large pot and then sinking the container into the ground.8
The plants grow up to 3 feet tall, depending upon the type of tarragon. Most French tarragon plants flower a white, somewhat greenish globe, which are tiny and sometimes easy to miss. The flowers appear mid- to late summer, but are sterile and do not produce seeds.9 French tarragon is unusual as it spreads by rhizomes or cuttings, but not from seeds. When grown in your garden, clumps should be divided every three to four years so the plant maintains the characteristic aromatic flavor.
Russian tarragon plants can be propagated from seeds, but most gardeners grow the French variety as it is more aromatic and flavorful than the Russian variety.10 During winter months, cut the stems to ground level and mulch them for protection. Most tarragon plants are hardy up to 10 degrees below zero Fahrenheit.11 Or, if you are growing your tarragon in pots, they can be brought into your home and placed in a sunny window before the first frost.
While growing your own herbs is a convenient way of having fresh ingredients whenever you need them, you also have the additional benefit of avoiding pesticides and other chemicals used in commercially grown plants. In the featured video, you’ll discover how easy it is to grow tarragon at home. Tarragon plants enjoy a soil pH level between 6.5 and 7.5 and spacing approximately 18 to 24 inches for adequate air circulation and good drainage. While the plants do have an active root system, the roots are relatively delicate.12
French tarragon plants only propagate through division or stem cuttings as seeds are rare. Root division can be done in the mid spring as the new shoots break ground. These plants may be planted and kept outside while stem cuttings can be taken during the summer months and rooted indoors.13 Take care while dividing the roots to prevent damage, using a knife instead of a hoe or a shovel.
You may take cuttings from young stems in the early morning hours by cutting 4 to 8 inches just below a node. Remove the lower leaves and dip the end into a rooting hormone. Plant the cutting in moist potting soil and keep it consistently misted and in a sunny area. Once roots have formed, the plant can be transplanted into your garden after the danger of frost is past.
Take care not to over water the plants during the growing season and ensure you’re planting your French tarragon in an area that is partially shaded in the afternoon. Mulch around the base of the plant to discourage root rot and keep the moisture near the surface of your herb. Fertilize the soil at the time of planting with a rich compost. After this, there is no further need to add fertilizer. The plants can be pruned to maintain its shape and divided in the spring every two to three years to maintain health and flavor of the plant.14
There is no specific time during which you must harvest tarragon. You can begin using the leaves as soon as the plant has enough to sustain growth. Leave at least one-third of the leaves on the plant. As the leaves are very delicate, you’ll want to use kitchen shears to cut them from the plant. Bruising the leaf releases oils and reduces the power it has in your cooking.15
The flavor of tarragon is strongest when it’s fresh. However, if you’ve picked too much you can try storing it in a freezer bag in the freezer or placing it in a glass with water at the bottom. Another option is to wrap the base in a damp towel, place it in a plastic bag and then keep it in the refrigerator. For long-term storage, freezing the plant has better flavor retention than drying it.16
Tarragon has a dense nutrient profile, containing vitamins A, B, C and flavonoids. The plant is also an excellent source of minerals, such as magnesium, zinc, iron and calcium.17 When eaten regularly, tarragon may help reduce the risk of blood clots, stroke and heart attack as it supports cardiovascular health. The plant may also slow blood clotting, which may increase the risk of bleeding if it’s taken as a supplement.18
The plant is a natural diuretic and may help reduce water retention.19 Polyphenolic compounds and dietary fibers found in tarragon may help to lower blood sugars naturally in individuals who suffer from diabetes.20 The presence of iron helps in the production of red blood cells and the presence of zinc may help repair damage to your intestinal mucosa and support your immune system.
As the plant contains eugenol oil, tarragon has a numbing effect helping to reduce mouth and tooth pain. Consider drinking the tea or simply chewing on the leaves. Tarragon tea may also help with insomnia because of its calming effect and can help fight bad breath and reduce body odor.21
Tarragon is useful in the kitchen and can also be made into an essential oil with aromatherapeutic properties. The aroma is like the fresh plant and has a slightly spicy taste. Aromatherapeutic properties include:22
Tarragon essential oil has effective antimicrobial properties. When diluted and applied on your underarms, it can help prevent the development of bad odor.
Tarragon oil can help improve blood flow throughout your body and eliminate uric acid. This combination may reduce the risks of developing rheumatism and arthritis.
Improved blood flow helps increase the distribution of oxygen, nutrients and antioxidants in your body, stimulating optimal health.
Tarragon essential oil has a stimulating effect on your brain, nervous, digestive and endocrine systems, which helps support growth and improve your immune system.
Tarragon essential oil can be used in several different ways:
• Massage: Mix 2 to 4 drops of tarragon essential oil with a carrier oil and massage it on your body to enjoy the therapeutic benefits.
• Bathwater: Add the oil to your bathwater and soak to enjoy the effects.
• Tooth pain: Mix 1 to 2 drops in a cup of warm water and gargle to help relieve toothaches or sore throat.23
Before using tarragon essential oil, you must be aware of its potential side effects. It contains estragole, also known as methyl chavicol, which can be poisonous in high doses. As tarragon has an effect on the female reproductive system and has been used to treat menstrual problems, it should never be used during pregnancy or while breastfeeding.24
If you are sensitive to plants in the Asteraceae family, such as ragweed, daisies, chrysanthemums or marigolds, tarragon may produce an allergic reaction. And, as the plant is known to reduce clotting time, you should stop eating it prior to having surgery. Nevertheless, in controlled doses, the benefits can typically be enjoyed without any serious complications.
Consult with your doctor and pharmacist before using the oil to ensure there are no contraindications with any medications you take or underlying medical condition you may have.25 Do a skin patch test on your arm prior to use by placing a diluted drop on your skin to check for irritation or allergic reactions. Should any side effects occur, stop using the oil immediately.
The Spruce offers several tips for cooking with tarragon.26 You’ll find both fresh and dried tarragon at the grocery store but will notice when tarragon is dry, the oils dissipate and the flavor is much less intense. Tarragon may also be found at specialty markets and farmers markets.
By Dr. Mercola
Cherries are a favorite summer treat with a number of valuable health benefits, thanks to their antioxidants and powerful anti-inflammatory compounds. If the steep price and limited availability of commercial cherries leaves you wanting each season, consider growing your own.
Cherry trees will grow about 1 foot per year, provided they get sufficient amounts of nutrients. They’ll start producing fruit in two to four years, and can produce anywhere from 150 to 300 pounds of cherries per tree per year once fully mature.
• Ideal soil conditions: Cherry trees need deep, loose, slightly acidic soil
• Light requirements: All cherry varieties need a minimum of six hours of full sun. Eight to 10 hours of full sun is better
• Fertilizer recommendations: Fertilize your tree three times a year: in early spring, when the tree starts to set flowers, and again in the fall. Worm castings and compost tea are ideal for early spring and flowering in the first year. In the fall, use a phosphorous-rich fertilizer to encourage root growth that will get the tree ready for dormancy. (For a more in-depth discussion on fertilizer usage, see the featured video)
• Water needs: After planting your tree, give it 1 gallon of water per day for the first three weeks. For the next two weeks, cut back to 1 gallon every two days. After that, make sure it gets about 1 gallon of water per week. You can gauge the tree’s water needs by keeping a close eye on the cherries as they begin to ripen.
Excessive dryness will cause the fruit to shrivel, while water logging will cause the fruit to crack and split. Certain cultivars are better suited for wet conditions, so look for a cultivar that resists cracking if you live in an area prone to heavy rains in the summer.
Conventional cherries can be divided into two primary categories: sweet and tart (sour). The Duke cherry is a hybrid mix of both sweet and tart. Sweet varieties are typically eaten fresh, while tart cherries develop a fuller flavor when used in cooking, which is why they’re often used in baked desserts. Both kinds can be grown in your home garden, depending on your hardiness zone.1
• Tart cherry trees are self-pollinating, grow to about 20 feet in height and begin to bear fruit at an earlier age than sweet cherry. They can be grown in USDA plant hardiness zones 4, 5 and 6, and require about 1,000 chill hours below 45 degrees F during winter months. They tend to grow better in moderately heavy soil, and should be spaced about 20 to 25 feet apart for optimal growth.
• Sweet cherry is suitable for USDA zones 5 through 9, and need about 150 to 300 chill hours during winter months. Sweet cherry trees can grow up to 35 feet, unless you buy a dwarf variety. The type of soil you have in your yard can help guide your choice. If you have heavy soil, Mazzard sweet cherry is a good choice, whereas Mahaleb sweet cherry grows better in lighter soils. Damil is a dwarf variety of sweet cherry that can tolerate wetter, heavier soils.
Some sweet cherry cultivars are self-pollinating, including Stella, Black Gold and North Star. Others may need companion trees to ensure successful pollination. Van, Sam, Rainier and Bing cherries can pollinate any cross-pollinating variety except their own kind.2
Since I live in Florida, my personal favorite is the Barbados or West Indian cherry, more commonly known as the acerola cherry,3 which is a phenomenal source of vitamin C. Each acerola cherry provides about 80 milligrams (mg) of natural vitamin C, and since the recommended daily allowance for vitamin C in the U.S. is a mere 75 to 90 mg, just one of these cherries can provide you with all the vitamin C you need for the day!
Acerola cherries cannot tolerate transportation and storage, so you won’t find them in the store. Deterioration can occur within four hours of harvesting and they ferment quickly, rendering them unusable in five days or less. Unless you intend to use them for juicing, they also do not fare well being kept in the freezer. If you live in a subtropical climate like Florida, you can easily grow them, however, and eat them straight off the bush as they ripen for several months out of the year.
If you have the patience, you can grow your cherry tree from seed.4 To do this, simply collect the pits from the cherries you eat — ideally bought from a local grower to make sure they’re suitable for growing in your area. Commercial cherries also produce less reliable results due to the way they’ve been transported and stored.
Soak the pits in a bowl of warm water for five minutes, then lightly scrub off any remaining fruit flesh. Let the pits dry on a paper towel in a warm area for three to five days, then place them in a tight-lidded container and refrigerate for 10 weeks. The refrigeration mimics the winter chill period required to trigger germination.
Before planting, allow the seeds to thaw to room temperature. Place two to three seeds in a small pot and water them into the soil. Keep the soil moist until the seeds begin to sprout. Once the seedlings reach a height of about 2 inches, remove the weakest plants so that only one plant per pot remains.
Continue keeping the seedling in a sunny window until the last frost has passed, at which point you can transplant it into your garden. If planting multiple trees, space them at least 20 feet apart. Add mulch to encourage water retention and slow down weed growth.
Another option, and a far easier and more reliable one, is to propagate your cherry tree from a semi-hardwood or hardwood cutting. Both tart and sweet cherry can be propagated this way. Gardening Know How offers the following instructions:5
“Semi-hardwood cuttings are taken from the tree in the summer when the wood is still slightly soft and partially mature. Hardwood cuttings are taken during the dormant season when the wood is hard and mature. First, fill a 6-inch clay or plastic pot with a mix of half perlite and half sphagnum peat moss. Water the potting mix until it is uniformly moist. Select a branch on the cherry that has leaves and two to four leaf nodes, and preferably one that is under 5 years of age.
Cuttings taken from older trees should be taken from the youngest branches. Using sharp, sterile pruning shears cut off a 4- to 8-inch section of the tree at a horizontal angle. Strip any leaves from the bottom two-thirds of the cutting. Dip the end of the cutting into rooting hormone. Make a hole in the rooting medium with your finger. Insert the cut end of the cutting into the hole and tamp down the rooting medium around it.
Either place a plastic bag over the container or cut the bottom out of a milk jug and place it over the top of the pot. Keep the cutting in a sunny area with a temperature of at least 65 F. Keep the medium moist, misting it twice a day with a spray bottle. Remove the bag or milk jug from the cutting after two to three months, and check the cutting to see if it has rooted.
Tug the cutting lightly. If you feel resistance, continue to grow until the roots fill the container. When the roots have encompassed the pot, transfer the cutting to a gallon container filled with potting soil.”
As with most other plants, allow the tender cherry tree to acclimatize to the outdoors by placing it in a shady spot during daytime hours for a week before transplanting it in the ground, following the directions given previously. The featured video will also talk you through the key planting points.
Waterlogging causing the fruit to crack and birds emptying the tree of fruit are two common problems. For the former, ensure proper drainage. To keep birds from flying away with your harvest, cover the tree with netting as the fruit starts to form. Planting mulberry trees nearby can also help lure birds away from your cherry trees, but won’t prevent them from eating your cherries as well.
As for insect infestations and plant disease, cherry tends to be more vulnerable than tart cherry, although both can fall prey to a number of pests and diseases, including the following. For tips and tricks on eliminating these pests, see provided references:
Cherry fruit fly6
Green fruit worm7
Peach tree borer8
Black cherry aphids12
Cherry leaf spot17
Tart cherries contain two powerful compounds, anthocyanins and bioflavonoids, which help prevent and relieve arthritis and gout. Sweet cherries such as Bing are also useful against gout, as they lower both uric acid and C-reactive protein levels.18 In one study,19 gout patients who ate a one-half cup serving of cherries per day for two days had a 35 percent lower risk of a subsequent gout attack. Those who ate more cherries, up to three servings in two days, halved their risk.
Tart cherries may also be useful for general muscle soreness. A study20 involving long-distance runners found that tart cherry juice significantly reduced post-exertion pain. Other research has confirmed tart cherry juice is a valuable endurance sports drink.21
Thanks to their high vitamin C content, both sweet and tart cherries may also help stave off exercise-induced asthma, the symptoms of which include cough, wheezing and shortness of breath when exercising. A meta-analysis22 from Finland found vitamin C may reduce bronchoconstriction caused by exercise by nearly 50 percent.
Sweet cherries are a great source of potassium,23 which is important for maintaining normal blood pressure. It plays an important role in your fluid balance and helps offset the hypertensive effects of sodium. Sweet cherries also contain a number of antioxidants and plant compounds with medicinal benefits, including:
Beta carotene, which converts into vitamin A (retinol), important for healthy vision.
Vitamin C, the “grandfather” of the traditional antioxidants, the health benefits of which have been clearly established. It’s a powerful antioxidant that helps neutralize cell-damaging free radicals.
Anthocyanins, including quercetin. Sweet cherries have three times the amount of anthocyanins than tart cherries, and those with deep purple pigments (opposed to red) have the highest amounts.
Quercetin is among the most potent in terms of antioxidant activity and has been shown to be an effective antiviral, capable of warding off influenza and a number of other viral illnesses. As a group, anthocyanins have been shown to promote cell cycle arrest and apoptosis of mutated cells, thereby reducing your cancer risk.
Cyanidin,24 an organic pigment compound with powerful antioxidant activity. By promoting cellular differentiation, it reduces the risk of healthy cells transforming into cancer cells. One study found cyanidin isolated from tart cherries was superior to that of vitamin E and comparable to commercially available antioxidant products.25
Ellagic acid, this polyphenol “prevents the binding of carcinogens to DNA and strengthens connective tissue,” thereby preventing the spread of cancer cells.26 It also inhibits DNA mutations and inhibits cancer by triggering apoptosis (cell death) in cancer cells.
Melatonin,27 a powerful antioxidant and free radical scavenger that helps lower inflammation and associated oxidative stress. It also plays a vital role in sleep, cancer prevention and general regeneration.
Based on daily environmental signals of light and darkness, your pineal gland has evolved to produce and secrete melatonin to help you sleep. Research suggests consuming tart cherry juice increases your melatonin levels, thereby improving time in bed, total sleep time and sleep efficiency. According to the researchers:28
By Anna Von Reitz
I have been amazed and chagrined over the last few days to plumb the depths of ignorance that infest both what serves as our government and the general populace. Those who received the simple text charts that I sent out yesterday should note the line separating the top and bottom half of all three chart pages. On top of the dividing line in green is the word “LAND” and below the line in blue is the word “SEA”.
The Wizard of Is and how I put together Exit From The Matrix
by Jon Rappoport
March 16, 2018
I’ll get to the fascinating archetype of The Wizard of Is in a minute. First, here is the breakdown on what’s in my collection, Exit From the Matrix:
Here is the list of my brand new audio presentations included in this collection:
* INTRODUCTION: HOW TO USE THE MATERIALS IN EXIT FROM THE MATRIX
* EXIT FROM THE MATRIX
* 50 IMAGINATION EXERCISES
* FURTHER IMAGINATION EXERCISES
* ANESTHESIA, BOREDOM, EXCITEMENT, ECSTASY
* ANCIENT TIBET AND THE UNIVERSE AS A PRODUCT OF MIND
* YOU THE INVENTOR, MINDSET, AND FREEDOM FROM “THE EXISTENCE PROGRAM”
* PARANORMAL EXPERIMENTS AND EXERCISES
* CHILDREN AND IMAGINATION
* THE CREATIVE LIFE AND THE MATRIX/IMAGINATION
* PICTURES OF REALITY AND ESCAPE VELOCITY FROM THE MATRIX
* THIS WOULD BE A VERY DIFFERENT FUTURE
* MODERN ZEN
* THE GREAT PASSIONS AND THE GREAT ANDROIDS
Then you will receive the following audio seminars I have previously done:
* Mind Control, Mind Freedom
* The Transformations
* Desire, Manifestation and Fulfillment
* Altered States, Consciousness, and Magic
* Beyond Structures
* The Mystery and Magic of Dialogue
* The Voyage of Merlin
* Modern Alchemy and Imagination
* Imagination and Spiritual Enlightenment
* Dissolving Stress
* The Paranormal Project
* Zen Painting for Everyone Now
* Past Lives, Archetypes, and Hidden Sources of Human Energy
* Expression of Self
* Imagination Exercises for a Lifetime
* Old Planet, New Planet, New Mind
* The Era of Magic Returns
* Your Power Revealed
* Universes Without End
* Building a Business for Success
I have included an additional bonus section:
* My book, The Secret Behind Secret Societies (pdf document)
* My book, The Ownership of All Life (pdf document)
* A long excerpt from my briefly published book, Full Power (pdf document)
* My 24 articles in the series, “Coaching the Coaches” (pdf document)
And these audio seminars:
* The Role of Medical Drugs in Human Illness
* Longevity One: The Mind-Body Connection
* Longevity Two: The Nutritional Factors
(All the audio presentations are mp3 files and the documents and books are pdf files. You download the files upon purchase. There is no physical ship.)
What has been called The Matrix is a series of layers. These layers compose what we call Reality. Reality is not merely the consensus people accept in their daily lives. It is also a personal and individual conception of limits. It is a perception that these limits are somehow built into existence. But this is not true.
What I’ve done here is remove the lid on those perceived limits. This isn’t an intellectual undertaking. It’s a way to open up space and step on to a new road.
That road travels to more and more creative power, joy, and fulfillment.
During that great adventure, the individual experiences what has been labeled “paranormal” and “synchronistic” and “magical.” These words really don’t do us justice. They only hint at what we are and what we can do.
I put this collection together because it expresses, explains, and shows, in detail, how the individual can rediscover and reclaim his/her true power.
That process, that engagement, that life, is beyond solving problems. Our problems, at the core, exist only because we have “misplaced an infinity.”
The Wizard of Is surveys the world and the universe and says, “Here it all is. This is what will eliminate the need for you to invent your own world.”
Translation: “It will keep you in a beautiful prison forever, because all roads lead through a maze that takes you back to the beginning, where you started. Who could ask for anything more? It’s complex, it’s a Matrix, it’s challenging, it’s joyous and painful, it’s a thrill a minute. Or you can lie down go to sleep.”
The Wizard of Is is the maestro of What Is. He does everything he can to convince you that What Already Is is your best option, your destiny, your home of homes.
After that, you only have to find your place. The Wizard is very good at cooking up mumbo-jumbo about you needing a particular place and how, when you find it, things fall together and click together for you.
“We’re making this endless TV series called Reality and there are billions of roles available. If we can find your best role, you’ll fit it like a glove, and then you’ll be happy.”
The Wizard then makes sure to indicate that challenging What Is is a very difficult road. It opens you up to all sorts of dangers, he says. The Wizard has lots of experience in wielding the stick and the carrot.
What are some of the characteristics of What Is? It’s always there. You can always see it and look at it and get involved with it. It’s outside yourself. It’s like a vast painting in a museum—except you walk into it and live there. It’s made for you. It’s apparently seamless—once you’re inside it. It doesn’t break down and reveal rips in its fabric. It endures.
You can approach it from many angles—political, economic, social, medical, military, scientific. But above all, What Is is a Continuum, which is to say it’s an interlock of space-time-energy. It all fits together. Each aspect enforces and confirms every other aspect.
The idea of exiting from it seems absurd. You’re there, and there you will stay. Your job is to fit in, to find your place, your role, your destiny.
A great deal of Wizard-of-Is propaganda surrounds it. For example, you have no capacity to exceed its parameters. You can make use of technology to explore and manipulate certain pieces of What Is, but without technology you’re lost. Therefore, those who supply you with technology are your masters.
The Wizard states that he is your guide. He’ll help you navigate What Is to your advantage. This is your best option. Your only option.
All of this is a highly sophisticated form of hypnosis.
This external Matrix couldn’t operate at all—unless the human perceptual apparatus was designed to mesh and merge with it. But this apparatus is only a fragment of the possible range of perception.
The clumsy word “paranormal” is used to explain (and deny) the capacity to see beyond the structure of Matrix.
The Wizard says, “You don’t want to look too closely at the Matrix. It’ll lead to disillusionment. You’ll feel depressed. You won’t know what to do. You need to accept the Matrix. All happiness stems from that.”
However, the truth is more complex than that. You need to cultivate both an acceptance and a rejection. Here is the paradox: acceptance gives you a platform from which to reject.
This should have been the message of Zen for the last several thousand years. And perhaps in the hands of a certain few teachers, it was. But for the most part, the message of Zen has been about spiritual insight and breakthrough leading to acceptance.
That’s half a meal. It’s unstable. It breaks down. In time, the devotee finds himself at sea, cut off from his own creative power, unwilling to exercise it, for fear that he’ll overstep his mandate as a human being.
I cite Zen, but in fact almost every spiritual system devised in so-called civilized cultures has carried the same message. Accept What Is, period.
This makes the Wizard rejoice. It’s his device, his con.
Some years ago, I was interviewed by a host who urged me to talk about the Matrix. With every step I took, he assented and pushed me forward. But I could see in his rushed agreement all the signs that he was becoming more and more uncomfortable.
He was looking for a new system to replace the old. He wanted a conclusion, a wrap-up that would confirm his hypnotized belief in What Is.
It was, all in all, quite amusing. He was saying yes, yes, while he was thinking no, no. He wanted a better prison, a kinder warden, that’s all.
So I introduced the idea of the Wizard of Is. Then, I really saw him go into internal paroxysms. He looked like he was about to fall off his perch.
He was dedicated to systems all the way down. He wanted to be surrounded and comforted by a structure that would eliminate the need for him to do anything—while he pretended that was not the case.
I said, “Look, if you really like systems, invent your own. You don’t have to be living under the umbrella of someone else’s.”
I saw a light go on in his mind.
“That’s interesting,” he said slowly.
“Sure,” I said. “Keep on inventing systems if that’s what you want to do. Maybe some day, you’ll come to the end of it and you’ll create something you really want to that isn’t a system.”
“Well,” he said, “ I suppose that’s possible.”
After the interview, he took me aside and said, “You know, maybe I can dump that Wizard you talked about…”
The Wizard isn’t forever. He just acts as if he is.
The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free NoMoreFakeNews emails here or his free OutsideTheRealityMachine emails here.
A century from now, it will be well known that: the vacuum of space which fills the universe is itself the real substratum of the universe; vacuum in a circulating state becomes matter; the electron is the fundamental particle of matter and is a vortex of vacuum with a vacuum-less void at the center and it is dynamically stable; the speed of light relative to vacuum is the maximum speed that nature has provided and is an inherent property of the vacuum; vacuum is a subtle fluid unknown in material media; vacuum is mass-less, continuous, non viscous, and incompressible and is responsible for all the properties of matter; and that vacuum has always existed and will exist forever….Then scientists, engineers and philosophers will bend their heads in shame knowing that modern science ignored the vacuum in our chase to discover reality for more than a century.
The quote above comes from Paramahamsa Tewari, Inventor of what’s called the Reactionless AC Synchronous Generator (RLG).
What he says above has been the subject of discussion within the realms of physics and astronomy for decades. At the turn of the nineteenth century, physicists started to explore the relationship between energy and the structure of matter. In doing so, the belief that a physical, Newtonian material universe that was at the very heart of scientific knowing was dropped, and the realization that matter is nothing but an illusion replaced it. Scientists began to recognize that everything in the Universe is made out of energy.
Quantum physicists discovered that physical atoms are made up of vortices of energy that are constantly spinning and vibrating, each one radiating its own unique energy signature. This is also known as “the Vacuum” or “The Zero-Point Field.”
What’s even more fascinating is that the “stuff” within this space can be accessed and used. This was experimentally confirmed when The Casimir Effect illustrated zero point or vacuum state energy, which predicts that two metal plates close together attract each other due to an imbalance in the quantum fluctuations(source)(source). You can see a visual demonstration of this concept here. Before Casimir, these pockets of “nothing” were thought to be voids.
Unfortunately, when contemplating the nature of our reality and what we perceive to be our physical world, the existence of the vacuum and and what lies within what we call “space” is very much over-looked. I find it amusing how we’re still searching for the ‘God’ particle when a large amount of evidence points to the idea that most of what we refer to as “reality” is actually something we can’t perceive with our physical senses!
No point is more central than this, that space is not empty, it is the seat of the most violent physics – John Wheeler
It’s quite confusing, which is why I am posting the video below of someone (out of many people) who spends their life researching and experimenting with these cool concepts.
Below is a video of Nassim Haramein giving a TEDx talk at USCD. Nassim currently leads teams of physicists, electrical engineers, mathematicians and other scientists to explore the frontier of unification principles and their implications. Haramein’s lifelong vision of applied unified physics to create positive change in the world today is reflected in the mission of The Resonance Project Foundation. He shares the developments of his research through scientific publications and educational offerings through the Resonance Academy.
Currently Nassim is focused on his most recent developments in quantum gravity and their applications to technology, new energy research, applied resonance, life sciences, permaculture, and consciousness studies. Nassim currently resides in Kauai compassionately raising his two young sons, and surfing the sunlit swells on the shores of the magnificent Hawaiian islands.
HERE is an example of some of his published research, with co authors, one of whom is Elizabeth A. Rauscher, an American physicist. She is a former researcher with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, the Stanford Research Institute, and NASA.
“Space is actually not empty and it’s full of energy…The energy in space is not trivial there’s a lot of it and we can actually calculate how much energy there is in that space and that reality might actually come out of it. Everything we see is actually emerging from that space.”
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With all of the wasted government spending, this particular department (ministry) would undoubtedly put all of our tax dollors to work in a most effective and efficient and needed way.
This is one of my favorite Monty Python sketches, and I felt it really pointed the finger at ALL old paradigms, being “Dead Parrots”. Especialy the “Russia did it” paradigm, which has been pushed for decades, and more recently, with the “Russia stole the election” deal. Anyway, have fun with this!
from Monty Python’s Flying Circus Season 1 – Episode 08 Full Frontal Nudity Recorded 25-11-69, Aired 07-12-69 The world famous Dead Parrot sketch, here, in it’s entirety!