Farrell, James .. "The Nature of College." Google Books. Milkweed Editions, 2010. Pg 13-14 Web. 20 Feb. 2016.
Permaculture: community designed living systems
The fact of the matter is that over the years we have allowed ourselves to be more and more accepting of the urban way of life with an ever-increasing preoccupation and overdependence on technology.
Overcrowded but isolated from one another, living in unnatural concrete jungles, brainwashed into the superficial consumerist lifestyle, goaded by the societal demands of corporate and governmental power structures, constantly bombarding ourselves with electronic imagery and sound from applications… we have in effect become a mutant race (It’s quite ironic that social media serves to disconnect rather than connect).
Disconnection from nature and community life.
On the subject of disconnection, many of us have lost that innate feeling of oneness with nature. We have lost our heart-based connection to nature’s divine ebb and flow… as well as understanding our responsible place in it. We expect to have instant food without ever questioning where it came from and under what conditions it was grown. We have little consideration for the recycling of nature and how the balance is maintained…
In effect we have forgotten our role in nature’s interdependence and that sense of constructive, community-based living, sacrificing it to those societal demands of corporate and governmental power structures to which we rely.
Permaculture, meaning ‘permanent agriculture’ and ‘permanent culture,’ is a practice originally developed by Australians Bill Mollison and David Holmgren in the early 1970s. Since then it has spread all over the world like wildfire.
Unlike the current world paradigm permaculture is an ethical, practical applied philosophy based on designing and maintaining a productive eco-friendly agricultural system providing all the resources (mostly local) needed; food, soil, water, medicine, good health, utilities, building infrastructure… for local community-based living. In harmony with nature it provides a psychologically sound, thriving community.
Permaculture and the future of humanity.
Permaculture is a rescue package for a sick and dying society. It is the future for a healthy humanity. It is a demonstration of people-power, the triumph of ‘service to others’ over ‘service to self.’
Sustainable community-based living allows communities to trade with each other. No need to go to supermarkets for food supplies these communities have all the food they need in their back gardens. If a food source is missing in one community it could be supplied by another: Local communities frequently meet with others for trading and helping out each other. They also meet up socially. Nobody goes homeless, socially isolated, is left hungry, or in poverty.
Through education, knowledge, application and design the permaculture system has been successful in mountainous areas, woodland, forestry, the jungle, the desert… i.e. all the different terrains of the world with their temperature extremes.
Using natural resources to deal with the imbalances, free from toxic chemicals, oil and the spoils of industrial agriculture it respects the environment with its flora and fauna.
Stampi, Claudio MI. "Evolution, Chronobiology, and Functions of Polyphasic and Ultrashort S." Leep: Main Issues. Birkhäuser Boston, 1992. Web. 19 Feb. 2016.
Most people go to sleep in a monophasic sleep cycle for 6-8 hours each night. Polyphasic sleep cycles consist of sleeping several times in a 24 hour period that total between 2-4 hours. You may find that you can operate on less sleep using these methods, but some people can experience negative side effects.
Brain hack weblog High Existence reports that the shorter more frequent periods of sleep experienced with polyphasic cycles trick the body into entering Stage 5 REM sleep immediately instead of the 45-75 minutes it normally takes. This is why, according to High Existence, you can sleep less overall and function without problem.
Bucky Fuller invented the cycle based on his belief that we have two energy tanks, the first is easy to replenish whereas the second tank (second wind) is much harder to replenish. So Bucky began sleeping for 30 minutes every 6 hours. That’s 2 hours a day of sleep! He reported feeling, “the most vigorous and alert condition I have ever enjoyed.” Doctors examined him after several years of using the cycle and pronounced him perfectly healthy. In fact, Fuller only stopped the cycle because his business associates were still stuck on monophasic cycles. This is by far the most extreme of the 4 alternate cycles, but also the most efficient.
Not even worthy of a diagram, the biphasic cycle is basically that of every college student in America. The biphasic cycle consists of sleeping for 4-4.5 hours at night, and then taking a 90 minute nap around noon. So not all that different, still more efficient than monophasic, but not by much.
Glyphosate, vaccines and fluoride are destroying our spiritual connection
L.J. Devon, Staff Writer
We constantly stimulate our senses to keep ourselves entertained, burying our eyes in light devices and material things. We look for places where we can belong, filling bar stools and sanctuary pews with blank stares and closed hearts. Our physical bodies congregate, so close together, but the measurable energy fields between our hearts has never been so dull and divided. We spend money to keep ourselves happy, walking the store aisles feeling need and lack. We search for meaning in all the wrong places, ultimately winding up disconnected, depressed, and unfulfilled.
We have been taught to view other people as strangers, that we are all separate beings. While we are all unique with different experiences and perspectives, we are all still very much alike and connected, co-creating together on an abundant planet.
Can you imagine the possibilities for peace if we understood the spiritual connection we all share? Our egos and desires to control, convert, and conquer the world would shed like dead skin, helping us see everyone around us with new eyes. The division lines of made-up religions would erase and we would come to a much more eternal understanding of what it means to be alive as one.
In our religions and denominations, in our synagogues and churches, we search for higher connection, but the dogmas and rules only suppress our spiritual bodies, alienating us from our brothers and sisters. In our emptiness, we are swayed by emotional messages of guilt and fear cast upon us from manipulative dogmas that try to interpret God’s will for us. As our path is dictated to us, we lose our spiritual sovereignty and our connection to Spirit Source that is living inside us and constantly interacting. What is holding human spiritual connection back?
Pineal gland considered “the seat of the soul”
There is a place within the physical body where spiritual encounters are initiated and expressed. It’s the pineal gland, which is pea-sized gland tucked in the geometric center of the brain. It is part of the human endocrine system and is responsible for producing melatonin, the hormone that regulates sleep-wake cycles, dreams and the subconscious, and circadian rhythm. It also produces serotonin and the DMT molecule (Di-Methyl Tryptamine), an important component for spiritual experiences. Up close, the pineal gland contains light detecting cells similar to the retina of the eyes, as if it is set up for signal transduction. It is also located close to the emotional and sensory parts of the brain; hence, it is often referred to as the third eye. Or, as Seventeenth-Century French philosopher Rene Descartes coined it: a “medium from which our soul could be expressed through our physicality.”
Glyphosate is a catalyst for heavy metal poisoning of blood and pineal gland function
Today, the pineal gland is assaulted chemically, through the blood pathways. It can be stopped from producing hormones that are needed for sleep, mental clarity, intuition, and communication with others. Some of the toxins that can damage the pineal gland are heavy metals like mercury and aluminum, which are found in several vaccinations.
Other toxins like glyphosate (Roundup) indirectly poison the pineal gland. Glyphosate is the number one herbicide used on our crops today. Glyphosate disrupts the shikimate pathway of the good bacteria species living symbiotically in our gut. By eating food sprayed with glyphosate, we destroy the good bacteria, causing gut dysbiosis or microbial imbalance, allowing for greater uptake of heavy metals into the blood. When glyphosate depletes good bacteria in the gut, the gut wall goes unprotected, allowing heavy metals like mercury and aluminum to infiltrate the blood more readily. Glyphosate acts like a catalyst for heavy metal poisoning of the blood, organs, the pineal gland (not protected by the blood-brain barrier).
Current research suggests that glyphosate disrupts gut bacteria, leading to an overgrowth of Clostridium difficile, which produces p-cresol, a precursor linked to autism. P-Cresol boosts the uptake of aluminum into the blood via transferrin. In this condition of hypoxia, transferrin synthesis is increased in the pineal gland. Melatonin metabolism is also destroyed by glyphosate and aluminum through the destruction of the cytochrome P450 enzymes.
Fluoride destroys pineal gland function, disconnecting our spirit and body
Most people today are slowly being poisoned each day through the water supply. Sodium fluoride is mandated to be dripped into municipal water supplies throughout the industrialized world, in cities across America. Fluoride is also in nursery water and in many psychiatric medications. Fluoride calcifies the pineal gland, making it hard for the gland to regulate melatonin and DMT production, limiting one’s sleep and dreams, emotional state, and heart-brain coherence.
Many researchers show that we are seeing incredible amounts of dementia, sleep disorders, Parkinson’s, learning disabilities, depression, anxiety, and disconnection in our society today because people everywhere are being systematically poisoned – their pineal glands calcified.
The agriculture system (glyphosate) and the medical system (heavy metal injections, fluoride-based psychiatric drugs) and government fluoride mandates are literally teaming up to destroy our minds and our spiritual connection to ourselves and one another.
20 to 30 minute naps every 4 hours, resulting in 6 naps each day. The uberman cycle is highly efficient, and usually results in feeling healthy, feeling refreshed upon waking and extremely vivid dreams. Many uberman-users report increased ability to lucid dream as well. However, the rigid schedule makes it near impossible to miss naps without feeling horribly tired.
One longer “core” nap that is supplemented with several 20-30 minute naps. The most successful variations that I have read about are either one 3 hour nap and three 20-minute naps or one 1.5 hour nap with 4-5 20 minute naps, all of which have equal amounts of time in between each nap. This cycle is much easier to adjust to than the Uberman and allows for more flexibity in nap times and in skipping naps when necessary. It is also still extremely efficient compared to monophasic with only 3-4 hours of sleep per day.