7 Signs Of The Apocalypse – Full Documentary

This is for educational purposes and does not support the idea that the world is going to do any of the following on the date 12-21-12-11:11am (however does feel this date/time is important as well):
World blowing up.
Comet hitting the earth.
Nuclear war.
Volcanic Eruption

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The I Ching: A Biography ~ Richard J. Smith

The I Ching originated in China as a divination manual more than three thousand years ago. In 136 BCE the emperor declared it a Confucian classic, and in the centuries that followed, this work had a profound influence on the philosophy, religion, art, literature, politics, science, technology, and medicine of various cultures throughout East Asia. Jesuit missionaries brought knowledge of the I Ching to Europe in the seventeenth century, and the American counterculture embraced it in the 1960s. Here Richard Smith tells the extraordinary story of how this cryptic and once obscure book became one of the most widely read and extensively analyzed texts in all of world literature.

In this concise history, Smith traces the evolution of the I Ching in China and throughout the world, explaining its complex structure, its manifold uses in different cultures, and its enduring appeal. He shows how the indigenous beliefs and customs of Japan, Korea, Vietnam, and Tibet “domesticated” the text, and he reflects on whether this Chinese classic can be compared to religious books such as the Bible or the Qur’an. Smith also looks at how the I Ching came to be published in dozens of languages, providing insight and inspiration to millions worldwide–including ardent admirers in the West such as Leibniz, Carl Jung, Philip K. Dick, Allen Ginsberg, Hermann Hesse, Bob Dylan, Jorge Luis Borges, and I. M. Pei. Smith offers an unparalleled biography of the most revered book in China’s entire cultural tradition, and he shows us how this enigmatic ancient classic has become a truly global phenomenon.

Richard J. Smith is the George and Nancy Rupp Professor of Humanities and professor of history at Rice University. His many books include Fathoming the Cosmos and Ordering the World: The Yijing (I-Ching, or Classic of Changes) and Its Evolution in China.

Terence McKenna Time and IChing Part 1

Terence McKenna Time and IChing Part 2

Terence McKenna Talks About Time And I Ching

Terence McKenna Time and I Ching Part 3

Terence McKenna : Time and the I-Ching

Apocalypse Not Everything You Know About 2012, Nostradamus and the Rapture is Wrong ~ John Michael Greer

Seemingly from the beginning of time people have been obsessed with the end of time. APOCALYPSE NOT: Everything You Know about 2012, Nostradamus and the Rapture Is Wrong, publishing by Viva Editions in November, is a survey of three millennia of apocalyptic prophecies and the failed dreams and nightmares that have clustered around them. It challenges the entire body of contemporary apocalyptic belief, religious and secular, and traces today’s apocalyptic belief systems back across history.

People nowadays who believe in the Rapture or 2012 talk as though nobody has ever predicted the end of the world before. Award-winning futurist John Michael Greer pinpoints the “apocalypse meme” to its origins between 1500 and 1200 BCE and follows it up to the present. He shows just what’s happened to all of those who’ve bought into the notion that the world as we know it is going to disappear sometime soon and give way to a new world.

Among the contemporary beliefs highlighted in APOCALYPSE NOT:

• Many Americans were convinced that on May 21, 2011, the Rapture would come and every truly devout Protestant Christian would suddenly disappear from the face of the earth, going to meet Jesus in the clouds. Convinced there was a miscalculation of God’s secret message, believers then expected to be delivered on October 21, 2011, and were let down a second time.

• Greer reveals the shared historical roots that connect today’s Rapture theology with the prophecies of Karl Marx.

• Orthodox Jews have waited for the appearance of the Messiah since the time of King Solomon.

• Many Hindus eagerly anticipate the birth of Kalki, the next avatar of the great Vishnu.

• Buddhists across central Asia long for the appearance of the great Rigden Jyepo, who will vanquish the foes of the Buddhist Dharma.

• Tech-savvy Extropians dream of the Singularity, when computers of superhuman intelligence will abolish all limits to progress. The most prominent proponent of the Singularity is Ray Kurzweil, who has had significant influence on Steve Jobs and Bill Gates.

By turns tragic and uproariously funny, APOCALYPSE NOT will help readers make sense of the Rapture that didn’t happen on May 21, the Mayan calendar that isn’t really Mayan and entire spectrum of the last three thousand years of people who thought, like the current crop of apocalypse fans, that they knew when the world was going to end.

JOHN MICHAEL GREER is the author of twenty-four books in the fields of alternative spirituality and future studies, including the award-winning The New Encyclopedia of the Occult, The Long Descent: A User’s Guide to the End of the Industrial Age, and Secrets of the Lost Symbol, which has been translated into eight languages. He is also the author of a popular weekly blog on the future, The Archdruid Report, http://thearchdruidreport.blogspot.com/. Born and raised in Washington State, he now lives in Cumberland, Maryland, an old red brick mill town in the Appalachians, with his wife.

For thousands of years, cultures across the globe have generated dark prophecies warning of doomsday scenarios that will bring the world to a cataclysmic end.

HISTORY reveals the most chilling of these prophecies in an attempt to find correlations between today’s unfolding events and the predictions that may have foreshadowed them. A broad range of experts deconstruct the prophecies of Nostradamus, as well as those contained in the bible, within mythology, in hieroglyphs and across other ancient texts, identifying remarkable correlations between today s unfolding events and prophesies of the past. Scientific evidence supporting the possible association between these prophecies and corresponding future scenarios will be uncovered, as the connection between the prophecy in question and prophecies from other cultures are explored.

2012 Time for Change: Stan Grof – Reality Sandwich

A part of “2012 Time for Change” series

Stan Grof, M.D., Ph.D. is a psychiatrist with more than fifty years experience researching the healing and transformative potential of non-ordinary states of consciousness. His groundbreaking theories influenced the integration of Western science with his brilliant mapping of the transpersonal dimension.

The full-length film “2012 Time for Change”, premiered last month in San Francisco at the Lumiere-Landmark. It projects a radical alternative to apocalyptic doom and gloom. Directed by Emmy Award nominee Joao Amorim, the film follows journalist Daniel Pinchbeck, author of the bestselling 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl, on a quest for a new paradigm that integrates the archaic wisdom of tribal cultures with the scientific method.

Peter Russell: Rediscovering Ourselves

Peter Russell speaks at the FeelGood Speakers Series, a free offering to the public that provides an opportunity to converse with some of the world’s leading thinkers, writers and activists who are working to create a positive tipping point in humanity’s future: One that is just, thriving and sustainable. Recorded April 20, 2011.

FeelGood is a national youth movement of changemakers working to end global hunger and poverty.

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