Resource Highlights  

Mind, Brain and Consciousness

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A group of renowned physicians and neuroscientist gathered at the United Nations in New York to present and discuss their latest insights on the relationship between mind, brain, and consciousness. The presented findings are revolutionary and point towards the emergence of a new paradigm in science.

Link to a selection of videos from the UN Symposium

Holographic Universe

00156eAuthor Michael Talbot was interested in parallels between mysticism and physics and wrote several books in this field. Over the last decades scientists developed a holographic model of reality which can explain several inexplicable phenomena. Michael presents this model and also shares personal experiences which formed his worldview in this respect and inspired him to write a best-selling book on the topic.

Link to interview in the Resource section

Scientific research on near-death experiences

00102cDr. Pim van Lommel is a Dutch cardiologist who started doing scientific research on near-death experiences after several of his cardiact arrest patients reported having witnessed events while their brain was clinically dead. In 2001 he published a by now famous Lancet study on the subject. In this interview he talks about his research and insights

Link to interview in the Resource section

The Science Delusion

00325tBiochemist Dr. Rupert Sheldrake researched several delusions of science, particularly the assumptions on which modern science is based. In this lecture he traces back the history of several scientific dogmas and he shares his most inconvenient findings about them.

Link to lecture in the Resource section

Power of Subconscious Belief

00103dBruce Lipton was a professor for biology. During his research on genes, he made amazing discoveries. His key message : Your subconscious beliefs run your life. If these beliefs do not fit your life situation, you have the ability to change them.

Link to interview in the Resource section

Nature of Reality

00136kThomas Campbell is a physicist who used to work for NASA. Over the last 30 years he developed a "Theory of Everything" that brings physics and metaphysics in one theory. In his lecture he presents a condensed summary of his theory.

Link to lecture in the Resource section

PSI Research

00224vDr. Dean Radin studied electrical engineering as well as psychology and has been researching PSI phenomena like telepathy and presentiments of future events for over 12 years. His experiments document that these phenomena are real but Dean's findings don't fit into the established scientific models.

Link to interview in the Resource section

Gates of Awakening

00133hNeil Kramer identifies in this lecture different filters of conscious awareness, which conceil our perception of the external world. Additionally he provides some clues how to deconstruct these filters.

Link to lecture in the Resource section

Children's memories of previous lives

00101bDr. Jim Tucker is a psychiatrist at the University of Virginia. He has researched 2500 cases of children that have detailed memories about previous lives. In this interview Jim talks about his research into children who have provided names and other verifiable information from previous lives.

Link to interview in the Resource section

Experiencing a stroke

00125zNeuroanatomist Jill Bolte Taylor realized she was having a massive stroke. As it happened - she felt her brain functions slip away one by one, speech, movement, understanding - she studied and remembered every moment. In this lecture she shares her experience.

Link to lecture in the Resource section

Beware online filter bubbles

00118sIn this 9-minute lecture Eli Pariser elaborates on how filter algorithms are pre-selecting the information users are presented with on search engines like Google or websites like Facebook. This user-specific tailoring mechanism decides without our consent which information is of importance to us and puts us in a reality bubble that reconfirms our worldview.

Link to lecture in the Resource section

Crop Circles

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This award-winning documentary explores the crop circle phenomenon from various angles. It presents scientific research results along with amazing videos and pictures of the most stunning formations. Various experts on crop circles are interviewed about their insights.

Link to documentary in the Resource section

The Day Before Disclosure

02063mThis documentary covers the UFO / ET presence on Earth. It presents evidence gathered over the last 60 years along with interviews of witnesses from military and government. A collection of highly unusual information which you might never hear about from mainstream news sources.

Link to documentary in the Resource section

   

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The concept of Non-Violent Communication was developed by conflict mediator Marshall Rosenberg. The intent of NVC is to resolve conflicts through compassionate listening, conscious choice of words and an honest and clear communication of needs. By thoughtful treatment and respectful attention it is possible to achieve a healthy balance within ourselves and in relationships with others.

 

The four steps of Non-Violent Communication (NVC)
  • Observations : By analyzing the situation we find ourselves in, we pay attention to what is being said, what do we observe, how is the other person acting and which positive or negative influence do these actions have on us. This step is about formulating our observations without using moralistic judgment, interpretation or diagnosis
  • Feelings : In the next step we speak about our feelings while making these observations. It is important to avoid any form of blame while stating these feelings. Are you hurt, surprised, happy or irritated ?
  • Needs : In the third step we express our needs which have lead us to feel the way we described in the previous step. These three steps - observations, feelings and needs - should be present at all times during the entire conversation to express clearly what is happening within us.
  • Requests : The fourth step is about expressing requests which fulfill our needs and could improve the harmony in the group. It is about actions the other person could take that would benefit everybody.


A NVC-based conversation is about guiding the attention of everybody involved to these four aspects. This holds true aswell for honestly expressing your own view point as well as empathically listening to the view point of others.

 

Most frequent blockages and problems with NVC
  • Moralistic Judgments : If other people do not behave according to our own perception and wishes, we quickly tend to imply that they are wrong or bad. Examples for these judgments can be "Your problems is that you are too selfish", "They are all lazy", "That's inappropriate". Blame, insults, labels, criticism and comparisons are all forms of judgment. Life-alienating communication easily traps us in a world of ideas about what is right and what is wrong. This language is rich with words that classify people and their actions. These analyses of others are acutally expressionsof our own values and needs and should be recognized as such. It is important to distiguish between value judgments and moralistic judgments: Value judgments reflect qualities we value in life because we see them as life supportive. We make moralistic judgments of people and their behaviour in case they do not comply to our own value judgments.
  • Comparing to others : Comparisons with others are also a from of judgment. Many people tend to compare themselves to people they consider to be ideal. This automatically leads them to feel bad about themselves. On the other hand they can put themselves in a positive light by focusing on the negative aspects of other people. Both behaviours are blocking compassion for oneself and for others.
  • Denial of responsibility : Life-alienating communication can easily lead to people to denying their responsibility for their own thoughts, feelings and actions. The use of the common expression "have to" is an easy way to deny responsibility by blaming external circumstances. NVC is about replacing language that implies a lack of choice with language that acknowledges choice. French novelist and journalist George Bernanos remarked that the increasing efficiency of technique of destruction could lead to the extiction of the human race, because modern man is lacking resonsibility for his own actions. Subservient acceptance of orders from authority will be the reason for doom.
  • Communicating our desires as demands : An explicit or implicit demand threatens the listener with blame or punishment if they fail to comply. This is a common communication technique used by authority figures. Trying to make people do something might lead to the desired result on the surface but it always leads to new conflicts.
  • Deserving punishment : The attitude that people who did something wrong deserve to be punished for it is not a constructive approach. It would be better to help these people come to the insights that a change in their behaviour would also be beneficial for themselves.
  • Emotional slavery : We often take responsibility for the feelings of others and want to make sure that they are happy. Since this leads to our own dissatisfaction almost all the time, we become angry and refuse to take responsibility for the feelings of others. The only resolution of this conflict remains in taking responsibility for your own actions and intentions and make sure that we never fulfill our needs at the expense of other people.

 

Important topics to be considered during NVC
  • Observing without evaluating : Whenever an observation is combined with an evaluation the likelihood of the other person hearing the intended message is decreasing. They might hear criticism and try to defend themselves.
  • Identifying and expressing feelings : In western societies feelings are often not considered as important. Since we have been trained to be "other-directed" rather than to be in contact with ourselves, many people loose touch with their feelings. It is important to learn to differentiate between thoughts and feelings. In daily life we often use the verb feel without really expressing a feeling.
  • Taking responsibility for our feelings : What others do or say might be the trigger for our feelings but it is never their root cause. Judgments of other people are alienated expressions of our own unmet needs. If we express our needs, the chances that they are met increases significantly. If we don't take our own needs seriously, others won't take them serious either.
  • Formulating requests in positive action language : We tend to adress issues and behaviour we don't like. In order to be successful we need to express clearly the behaviour we would like to see. In order to make sure that the other person understood our request correctly, we ask the other person to rephrase our request in their own words.
  • Empathic listening : Intellectual understanding is blocking empathing listening. Listen to the other persons needs and not to what you think about them. Repeat emotionally loaded statements for the other person in order to make sure you understood them correctly. Some people use intimidating statements because they have never learned any other way to express their needs.

 

For further information it is recommended to read Marshall Rosenberg's book "Non-Violent Communication".

Additionally an interview with Marshall Rosenberg on NVC is available in the Resource section

   

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Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom

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00123xRobert Monroe was a successful radio producer when he suddenly had out of body experiences. He spent the following 40 years of his life to explore human consciousness and how it can leave the body

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Resource Highlights  

What about money?

00398rBernard Lietaer is a former Central Banker, fond manager and university professor with more than 30 years of experience in the monetary system. In this interview he speaks in plain English about money, the Euro, the US Dollar and their future.

Link to interview in the Resource section

Churnalism & Flat Earth News

00390jNick Davies worked as an investigative journalist for over 35 years. In this lecture he shares his insights on how the world of the press really works. He dismantles the golden rule of "objective reporting" and points out conflicts of interests which increasingly hinder truthful reporting.  

Link to lecture in the Resource section

Money & the Turning of the Age

00108iIn this lecture author Charles Eisenstein talks about how money changed the relationship between humanity and the world. He shares his vision of a society, which rediscovered its relationship to nature and where appreciation is expressed in other ways than just money.

Link to lecture in the Resource section

Corporatocracy and global empire

00100a 120John Perkins worked as Chief Economist at a major consulting firm. Over the years he became more and more aware of the massive amout of corruption the US empire is based upon but played along for a while. Finally he left his job and spoke out. A highly recommended interview !

Link to interview in the Resource section

9/11 - Investigation of a Swiss historian

00104eDr. Daniele Ganser is a Swiss historian who teaches at Basel University. In this English lecture he presents a Swiss historian's view on the evidence on 9/11. A highly recommended overview of subjects and evidence usually not covered by the mass media.

Link to lecture in the Resource section

Crash course

00106gChris Martenson's "Crash course" from 2009 explains the inbuilt problems of the global economy, the financial system and society as a whole in easily understandable terms. Chris advocates to use common sense and prepare for what is coming.

Link to lecture in the Resource section

The Story of Stuff

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The Story of Stuff is a 20 minute documentary that takes a critical look at Western consumer culture and the hidden costs in the process of producing cheap goods.

Link to documentary in the Resource section

Problema - 100 deep questions

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In September 2006 over 100 great thinkers gathered for a round table discussion in Berlin. During this 9-hour day all participant were asked 100 deep questions and their responses were filmed simultaneously.

Link to documentary in the Resource section

Seeking Truth

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In this series of lectures Mark Passio gives an excellent insight into his quest for truth. Mark covers a wide range of topics, he is an eloquent presenter and his lectures are clearly laid out. Highly recommended viewing !

Link to lectures in the Resource section

Propaganda in a democracy

02058hThe documentary Psywar takes a close look at how propaganda and public relations have grown into a most powerful tool in shaping western democracies. Perception management replaced balanced reporting of events in the news and you should understand how you are being manipulated.

Link to documentary in the Resource section

9/11 - Explosive Evidence - Experts speak out

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The group "Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth" created a documentary in which they interview 53 experts about the scientific facts regarding 9/11. The result is a compelling collection of evidence why the official government story can not be true.

Link to documentary in the Resource section

Architects on 9/11

00160iRichard Gage worked for over 20 years as an architect and constructed several high-rise buildings. In this lecture he informs about research he conducted on 9/11 together with 1900 other architects. They discovered severe inconsistencies in the official story.

Link to lecture in the Resource section

   

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