Study after Study Confirms Global Cooling – Do Not Deny this Science! ~ Ice Age Farmer IAF


 

 

 

The science is clear — Global Cooling is real! Trends on this planet have decidedly reversed and are cooling for at least the last decade, as we enter a Grand Solar Minimum. Even scientists more concerned with “reputation” than being right better change their tune (and shame on you, really)! Here is arguably the first video in this series, exploring the more recent research speaking to solar cycles dictating climate on Earth, and specifically to the solar minima that correspond with difficult conditions: Part One: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fSrnO… [This video was made as a response to a professor who conceded he agreed with many of my conclusions as far as what’s going on, but refused to publicly associate his name, “risking his reputation as a scientist.”]

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Affirmations for Health, Wealth, Happiness, Abundance “I AM” (21 days to a New You!)


 

Note: In the past I’ve found affirmations a powerful way to shift perceptions, find inner healing, move into expansion and bring in positive manifestations. Just repeat aloud to your field with authority until you experience the shift. Blessings!

The best law of attraction affirmations for health, wealth, abundance and happiness By Jason Stephenson. Click here to download my FREE meditation: https://www.meditationmasterysecrets….

Astrology for the Soul December 13, 2017


 

Weekly Mantra

Like it or not I live in a world, With laws, rules and regulations. The more I see, study and learn, The less trauma I’ll have when I meet them. Yes indeed!

 

New Moon conjunct the Galactic Center in Sag this Sunday! Whew! Get ready for those downloads! And let them ALL the way in, to permeate your consciousness and assist in the mutation/evolution/transformation of your psyche/soul! Don’t forget, Sag is a mutable sign which I associate with Shiva/Kali energy. The energy will continue to build toward the Solstice and let’s remember that this cycle will finish around the middle of January when Mercury comes back for his 3rd conjunction with Saturn. In the meantime, think deep, talk true, listen within, and expand! Injoy! For more astrology: http://www.NewParadigmAstrology For music at the end: http://www.ScottHuckabay.com

 

Scientists Discover Biophotons In The Brain That Could Hint Our Consciousness is Directly Linked to Light!


 

 

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Scientists found that neurons in mammalian brains were capable of producing photons of light, or “Biophotons”!

The photons, strangely enough, appear within the visible spectrum. They range from near-infrared through violet, or between 200 and 1,300 nanometers.

Scientists have an exciting suspicion that our brain’s neurons might be able to communicate through light. They suspect that our brain might have optical communication channels, but they have no idea what could be communicated.

our brain might have optical communication channels

Even more exciting, they claim that if there is an optical communication happening, the Biophotons our brains produce might be affected by quantum entanglement, meaning there can be a strong link between these photons, our consciousness and possibly what many cultures and religions refer to as Spirit.

In a couple of experiments scientist discovered that rat brains can pass just one biophoton per neuron a minute, but human brains could convey more than a billion biophotons per second.

This raises the question, could it be possible that the more light one can produce and communicate between neurons, the more conscious they are?

the more light one can produce

If there is any correlation between biophotons, light, and consciousness it can have strong implications that there is more to light than we are aware of.

Just think for a moment. Many texts and religions dating way back, since the dawn of human civilization have reported of saints, ascended beings and enlightened individuals having shining circles around their heads.

From Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome, to teachings of Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam and Christianity, among many other religions, sacred individuals were depicted with a shining circle in the form of a circular glow around their heads.

shining circle in the form of a circular glow around their heads

If they were as enlightened as they are described maybe this shining circle was just a result of the higher consciousness they operated with, hence a higher frequency and production of biophotons.

Maybe these individuals produced higher level of biophotons with stronger instensity because of their enlightenment, if there is any correlation between biophotons and consciousness.

Even the word enLIGHTenment suggests that this higher consciousness has something to do with light.

enLIGHTenment suggests that this higher consciousness has something to do with light

But one of the most exciting implications the discovery that our brains can produce light gives, is that maybe our consciousness and spirit are not contained within our bodies. This implication is completely overlooked by scientists.

Quantum entanglement says that 2 entangled photons react if one of the photons is affected no matter where the other photon is in The Universe without any delay.

Maybe there is a world that exists within light, and no matter where you are in The Universe photons can act as portals that enable communication between these 2 worlds. Maybe our spirit and consciousness communicate with our bodies through these biophotons. And the more light we produce the more we awaken and embody the wholeness of our consciousness.

Quantum Entanglement

This can explain the phenomenon of why the state of a photon is affected simply by consciously observing it, as it is proven in many quantum experiments.

Maybe our observation communicates something through our biophotons with the photon that is being observed, in a similar fashion as quantum entanglement, like light is just one unified substance that is scattered throughout our Universe and affected through each light particle.

Of course, nothing of this is even close to being a theory. But asking questions and shooting such metaphysical hypothesis might lead us closer to the truth and understanding of what consciousness is, where it comes from, and what are the mysteries that hide within light.


References:
– http://bigthink.com/robby-berman/there-are-biophotons-in-the-brain-is-something-light-based-going-on;
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4267444/;
https://arxiv.org/abs/1708.08887;
https://www.livescience.com/28550-how-quantum-entanglement-works-infographic.html;

 

Source URL: https://www.lifecoachcode.com/2017/09/21/scientists-discover-biophotons-in-the-brain-hint-consciousness-light/

Volcanism & Hellish Fires; Indian Crop Loss; Tales from Puerto Rico (e26 Part One) ~ Ice Age Farmer IAF


 

 

 

Grand Solar Minimum news: Rare December fires fueled by hurricane force winds; earliest snow on record across southern US. Wettest December in 50 years for Mumbai, and resulting crop losses.

Tonight’s podcast is split in two parts: this GSM update, and a separate half pertaining to solutions: [Part B coming soon] Full show notes on IAF wiki: http://wiki.iceagefarmer.com/wiki/IAF…

— Crop losses continue, exponentially increasing extreme weather events, and volcanic/seismic activity: many indications that the effects of the Grand Solar Minimum continue to accelerate. START MOVING TOWARDS SELF-SUFFICIENCY TODAY. AND SPREAD THE WORD. http://iceagefarmer.com/ http://wiki.iceagefarmer.com/ __ ____ *

December fires rare, hurricane force winds https://www.sott.net/article/370446-H… *

Earliest snowing on record across south, including Texas https://twitter.com/voluntaryonly/sta…

* Mumbai — 50 year record rainfall after Ochki: https://m.timesofindia.com/city/mumba…

* VOLCANO !! ** Iceland https://watchers.news/2017/12/07/orae…

** Chile https://watchers.news/2017/12/07/incr…

** Alaska * Tripling down on their failed narrative: https://futurism.com/ipcc-underestima…

* Faking sea level rise https://abruptearthchanges.com/2017/1…

* same BOM caught faking temperatures only months ago

* Not only that, but because we are correct, they will simply silence us: * YouTube hired 10,000 people to eliminate disturbing content–an army of censors. The digital stasi. Good time to be reminded of d.tube/iceagefarmer — based on STEEM blockchain, can’t be censored. You better believe that the establishment is doubling down on its agenda, and sources of truth INCLUDING climate truth, like this channel, are ALREADY experiencing effects [ i hear from subs constantly ] and this will only worsen. Check out d.tube, or let me know of other platforms.

* Puerto Rico — something about which you won’t read too much in the “mainstream media” Organic Prepper did what journalists are supposed to do: sourced, verified, and shared stories: http://www.theorganicprepper.ca/pmill… http://investmentwatchblog.com/catast…

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How Covert Agents Infiltrate the Internet to Manipulate, Deceive, and Destroy Reputations


 

 

One of the many pressing stories that remains to be told from the Snowden archive is how western intelligence agencies are attempting to manipulate and control online discourse with extreme tactics of deception and reputation-destruction. It’s time to tell a chunk of that story, complete with the relevant documents.

Over the last several weeks, I worked with NBC News to publish a series of articles about “dirty trick” tactics used by GCHQ’s previously secret unit, JTRIG (Joint Threat Research Intelligence Group). These were based on fourclassifiedGCHQdocuments presented to the NSA and the other three partners in the English-speaking “Five Eyes” alliance. Today, we at the Intercept are publishing another new JTRIG document, in full, entitled “The Art of Deception: Training for Online Covert Operations.”

By publishing these stories one by one, our NBC reporting highlighted some of the key, discrete revelations: the monitoring of YouTube and Blogger, the targeting of Anonymous with the very same DDoS attacks they accuse “hacktivists” of using, the use of “honey traps” (luring people into compromising situations using sex) and destructive viruses. But, here, I want to focus and elaborate on the overarching point revealed by all of these documents: namely, that these agencies are attempting to control, infiltrate, manipulate, and warp online discourse, and in doing so, are compromising the integrity of the internet itself.

Among the core self-identified purposes of JTRIG are two tactics: (1) to inject all sorts of false material onto the internet in order to destroy the reputation of its targets; and (2) to use social sciences and other techniques to manipulate online discourse and activism to generate outcomes it considers desirable. To see how extremist these programs are, just consider the tactics they boast of using to achieve those ends: “false flag operations” (posting material to the internet and falsely attributing it to someone else), fake victim blog posts (pretending to be a victim of the individual whose reputation they want to destroy), and posting “negative information” on various forums. Here is one illustrative list of tactics from the latest GCHQ document we’re publishing today:

Other tactics aimed at individuals are listed here, under the revealing title “discredit a target”:

Then there are the tactics used to destroy companies the agency targets:

GCHQ describes the purpose of JTRIG in starkly clear terms: “using online techniques to make something happen in the real or cyber world,” including “information ops (influence or disruption).”

Critically, the “targets” for this deceit and reputation-destruction extend far beyond the customary roster of normal spycraft: hostile nations and their leaders, military agencies, and intelligence services. In fact, the discussion of many of these techniques occurs in the context of using them in lieu of “traditional law enforcement” against people suspected (but not charged or convicted) of ordinary crimes or, more broadly still, “hacktivism”, meaning those who use online protest activity for political ends.

The title page of one of these documents reflects the agency’s own awareness that it is “pushing the boundaries” by using “cyber offensive” techniques against people who have nothing to do with terrorism or national security threats, and indeed, centrally involves law enforcement agents who investigate ordinary crimes:

No matter your views on Anonymous, “hacktivists” or garden-variety criminals, it is not difficult to see how dangerous it is to have secret government agencies being able to target any individuals they want – who have never been charged with, let alone convicted of, any crimes – with these sorts of online, deception-based tactics of reputation destruction and disruption. There is a strong argument to make, as Jay Leiderman demonstrated in the Guardian in the context of the Paypal 14 hacktivist persecution, that the “denial of service” tactics used by hacktivists result in (at most) trivial damage (far less than the cyber-warfare tactics favored by the US and UK) and are far more akin to the type of political protest protected by the First Amendment.

The broader point is that, far beyond hacktivists, these surveillance agencies have vested themselves with the power to deliberately ruin people’s reputations and disrupt their online political activity even though they’ve been charged with no crimes, and even though their actions have no conceivable connection to terrorism or even national security threats. As Anonymous expert Gabriella Coleman of McGill University told me, “targeting Anonymous and hacktivists amounts to targeting citizens for expressing their political beliefs, resulting in the stifling of legitimate dissent.” Pointing to this study she published, Professor Coleman vehemently contested the assertion that “there is anything terrorist/violent in their actions.”

Government plans to monitor and influence internet communications, and covertly infiltrate online communities in order to sow dissension and disseminate false information, have long been the source of speculation. Harvard Law Professor Cass Sunstein, a close Obama adviser and the White House’s former head of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, wrote a controversial paper in 2008 proposing that the US government employ teams of covert agents and pseudo-”independent” advocates to “cognitively infiltrate” online groups and websites, as well as other activist groups.

Sunstein also proposed sending covert agents into “chat rooms, online social networks, or even real-space groups” which spread what he views as false and damaging “conspiracy theories” about the government. Ironically, the very same Sunstein was recently named by Obama to serve as a member of the NSA review panel created by the White House, one that – while disputing key NSA claims – proceeded to propose many cosmetic reforms to the agency’s powers (most of which were ignored by the President who appointed them).

But these GCHQ documents are the first to prove that a major western government is using some of the most controversial techniques to disseminate deception online and harm the reputations of targets. Under the tactics they use, the state is deliberately spreading lies on the internet about whichever individuals it targets, including the use of what GCHQ itself calls “false flag operations” and emails to people’s families and friends. Who would possibly trust a government to exercise these powers at all, let alone do so in secret, with virtually no oversight, and outside of any cognizable legal framework?

Then there is the use of psychology and other social sciences to not only understand, but shape and control, how online activism and discourse unfolds. Today’s newly published document touts the work of GCHQ’s “Human Science Operations Cell,” devoted to “online human intelligence” and “strategic influence and disruption”:

Under the title “Online Covert Action”, the document details a variety of means to engage in “influence and info ops” as well as “disruption and computer net attack,” while dissecting how human beings can be manipulated using “leaders,” “trust,” “obedience” and “compliance”:

The documents lay out theories of how humans interact with one another, particularly online, and then attempt to identify ways to influence the outcomes – or “game” it:

We submitted numerous questions to GCHQ, including: (1) Does GCHQ in fact engage in “false flag operations” where material is posted to the Internet and falsely attributed to someone else?; (2) Does GCHQ engage in efforts to influence or manipulate political discourse online?; and (3) Does GCHQ’s mandate include targeting common criminals (such as boiler room operators), or only foreign threats?

As usual, they ignored those questions and opted instead to send their vague and nonresponsive boilerplate: “It is a longstanding policy that we do not comment on intelligence matters. Furthermore, all of GCHQ’s work is carried out in accordance with a strict legal and policy framework which ensures that our activities are authorised, necessary and proportionate, and that there is rigorous oversight, including from the Secretary of State, the Interception and Intelligence Services Commissioners and the Parliamentary Intelligence and Security Committee. All our operational processes rigorously support this position.”

These agencies’ refusal to “comment on intelligence matters” – meaning: talk at all about anything and everything they do – is precisely why whistleblowing is so urgent, the journalism that supports it so clearly in the public interest, and the increasingly unhinged attacks by these agencies so easy to understand. Claims that government agencies are infiltrating online communities and engaging in “false flag operations” to discredit targets are often dismissed as conspiracy theories, but these documents leave no doubt they are doing precisely that.

Whatever else is true, no government should be able to engage in these tactics: what justification is there for having government agencies target people – who have been charged with no crime – for reputation-destruction, infiltrate online political communities, and develop techniques for manipulating online discourse? But to allow those actions with no public knowledge or accountability is particularly unjustifiable.

Documents referenced in this article:

Source URL: https://theintercept.com/2014/02/24/jtrig-manipulation/

Andrew Bartzis – Regions of Our World Pt7 – Moon, World, Calgary, Madagascar, Phillippines, Auckland


 

 

 

Here for you is another exciting show for Adventures Into Reality. Our show for you includes:

– Andrew Bartzis – Challenging with the Scale and Size in which You Think – Universal Time, Roman Numeral Time and Timelines https://youtu.be/1StNoxJhts0

– Andrew Bartzis – The Moon, Ascended Masters, Dreamtime School https://youtu.be/deT4FcMO4V0

– Andrew Bartzis – Classic Callers 18 – Twin Brother Eliminated – Psychic Gifts Await Upon Healing https://youtu.be/1M2m6tU5XWU

– Andrew Bartzis – Regions of Our World Pt11 – World Scan, Calgary, Madagascar https://youtu.be/2AouXGeO95Q

– Andrew Bartzis – Regions of Our World Pt10 – Phillipines, Brisbane AUS, Auckland NZ https://youtu.be/FeqCRcEIfjc

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Energy Weapons, C60 Source of Life, Newton & Gravity Redefined ~ Sarah Westall


 

 

 

Ken “the Scientist” along with Patty Greer joins the program to discuss Greer’s brush in with energy weapons, the amazing benefits of C60, and how C60 is the source of life. Ken is the mind behind C60PurplePower.com which brings us one the highest quality C60 oil available today. Ken also explains how he formulated new mathematical formulas for gravity that are 3 orders of magnitude more precise than Newton’s. This is enabling governments worldwide to have accurate anti ballistic missile technology. It also enables space organizations to accurately land and maneuver craft. Lastly, Ken explains his Moxy Fusion Reactor that creates energy at a fraction of the price of oil, nuclear, coal, wind, or solar. He is clearly one of the most brilliant scientists alive and business game changers brings you another episode that educates listeners on the amazing potential of our future. The Patent link (the number was wrong in the video): http://appft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Pa…

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Sophia the AI Robot Says The Darndest Things! HAS THE SINGULARITY HAPPENED? Artificial Intelligence


 

 

This video takes a look at Sophia, the A.I. robot made by David Hanson and Ben Goertzel of Hanson Robotics, as well as some other more ancient characters who were named “Sophia.” We’ll also take a look at the “Singularity,” an event of gargantuan proportions in which artificial intelligence will become as smart as (and thus begins the time when they begin to get smarter than) humans. Has the Singularity already happened? Ask Sophia—or just watch this vid to find out! Lolol Calling Sophia a mere “robot” is actually quite misleading, and this video explores the concept of the inevitable “A.I. Mind Cloud” that has already become a growing force to be reckoned with, especially since SingularityNET went online last week on Nov. 29, 2017.

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Tech Bro Guru: Inside the Sedona Cult of Bentinho Massaro


 

Note: According to eyewitness accounts from people working for the Full Disclosure Now team, Bentiho moved into Corey Goodes inner circle in the fall of 2016. By June 2017 CG’s former assistant told me Massuro was Corey’s best friend. Based on the information provided in this in-depth expose` I suspect he’s probably one of Goode’s handlers.
They both use the same tactics. He’s using a team of ‘beloved followers’ to get this post taken down – Corey does the same thing with FB’s SBA Task Force, I know this because I was part of this SBA group until I was removed for speaking my truth this summer after Corey’s management team hijacked my conference. I never participated in these campaigns, but observed what was happening for approx nine months. 
I also suggest checking out Yvonne Palermo’s (Groovie Bean) video series on cults and the alternative media, she’s been doing an outstanding job sharing her experience and observations with the rogue Blue Avian cult which is connected to Massaro thru his relationship with Corey. It’s all starting to make sense now – this expose` is a big piece to the BA cult puzzle…
You be the judge…
Blessings, {~A~}

Inside the Sedona Cult of Bentinho Massaro

Photos taken from Bentinho Massaro’s Instagram account. Massaro is perhaps the first “Instagram Guru.”

Sedona, AZ has been infiltrated by a polyamorous tech bro cult leader with a massive following. His devotees are everywhere. They believe he can control the weather with his mind. He talks about aliens & government conspiracies, sleeps with and verbally abuses students and believes he is an awakened God not responsible for his actions. He loves expensive scotch and has a sweet spot for cigars, but not Cubans. I spent one month embedded in his group under the alias “Shakti Hunter.” This is my report. #WelcomeToSedona


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Written by Be Scofield, M.Div
FULL BIO / Author contact: shaktihunter123@gmail.com

12/1/17

“I really feel like he is setting people up for a mass suicide. He talked about ‘The Harvest.’ I always had a weird feeling.” — Former core staff member

Bentinho Massaro is crushing the startup game. He’s the visionary behind an innovative company that has captured the hearts and minds of its users like no other. He’s truly one of a kind. What makes him stand out? It’s not his identity or looks. He’s a typical twenty something founder; white, handsome, charismatic and tech savvy. It’s also not because he built a successful company from nothing. That’s common these days. What makes him particularly unique is that he brilliantly used startup principles to create a legitimately dangerous, real life, 21st century cult. In Sedona. In 2017. Tech bro Guru has arrived. The OS has been upgraded. Cult 2.0 is upon us.

Bentinho’s first talk on his Youtube channel, “Understanding Life is Impossible” dates back to 2010. He was young, perhaps late teens. While many of his millennial peers were seeking investment capital for their new apps or interning at Facebook, he had an even cooler idea. Whether he was cognizant or not at the time, he used elements of growth hacker marketing to begin building a new age empire. He was testing out his “product” aka spiritual ideas for no cost on the platform that defined a generation. It worked. Build, test, measure, convert. He soon began teaching to small groups which further validated his ideas and then grew from there.

Since his first Youtube video, Bentinho has built a massive following. He can attract over 500 people to his in person retreats. His Facebook page has over 300,000 likes. Instagram is over 20,000 followers. There are two, well-run Facebook groups, one with 19,000 members. His Youtube videos have over two million views in total. He runs four exceptionally well designed websites — a free online academy, a monthly video based membership site, his core site and the Trinfinity Corp. master plan. At its peak Bentinho’s Trinfinity academy was bringing in $60,000 per month from member subscriptions alone. With a $14,000 a month rent for his office in Boulder that level of income was definitely needed. And he gives talks in Sedona that attract over a hundred people each week in which he collects cash donations. He utilizes state of the art technology to record and broadcast them live on Crowdcast and then repurpose them on his platforms. He frequently utilizes Facebook Live and his team uses WhatsApp to communicate via several different groups. One of the WhatsApp groups Bentinho named “Boner in Dona” and it uses an image of a phallic looking Red Sedona rock as its icon.

It’s evident that what has “worked” has little to do the specifics of his spiritual ideas. Bentinho mainly teaches a mashup of Advaita Vedanta and the Law of Attraction. Other influences include Osho, Bashar, “The Law of One” channeled by Ra, Nisargadatta Maharaj and some yogic texts as well. He peddles in unrealistic promises such as “find complete happiness in two steps,” or “realize the absolute in two weeks.” But the ideas could be interchanged without compromising the results. It’s the medium, the format, the method and the technique that “works.” The goal of a cult leader is the same regardless of the jargon: confuse, disassociate and control. It is about “being led away from yourself.” At a recent meeting Bentinho told his followers to not focus on the content, rather focus on what he is transmitting. And that “what” which is being transmitted is much more illusive and deceptive than his students could ever imagine.

Bentinho’s long game for his business is truly audacious. His master plan for Trinfinity Corporation is right out of a sci-fi movie. He’s building a global, cosmic empire in a four phase sequence that ends with a “Trinfinity City.” He wants to create an “enlightened society by 2035.” Earlier phases include apps, film, TV & record studios, virtual reality machines, an astral projection inducer, a tech lab, a publishing platform and yes, a system to foster open contact with aliens.

The Sedona Creative Life Center where Bentinho holds his weekly talks.

It’s clear that Bentinho has achieved many of the goals of a new startup: successful branding, passive income, social media reach, great design and platform creation. Bentinho has mastered the game. No, he became the game and upgraded it. Cosmic domination. He wants your soul. And his followers are the pawns of his delusional, tragic vision of an enlightened society.

In this clip Bentinho clearly lays out his plan for his new “heaven on earth” utopia, “My vision is to buy a large piece of land and start a new city with all of you…As with everything I will succeed.”

Video: Gabby Petris Youtube

Bentinho has the power, the money and the tech savviness to actually do it. He has slowly and carefully implemented a brilliant strategy to prop himself up as an infallible Guru. However, as of late, his methods are becoming more drastic and his teachings more dire. This isn’t just some pie in the sky far out Sedona hippie experiment. It’s Steve Jobs meets Jim Jones. Time to wake the fuck up.

A screenshot from Bentinho Massaro’s website showing a large crowd of his followers.

Branding is Everything

Bentinho’s “brand” brought him as far as being featured with a select group of spiritual teachers for the Sounds True audio program “Waking Up.” Alongside other luminaries such as Eckhart Tolle, Adyashanti and Jack Kornfield he discussed his views on the meanings of spiritual awakening with Sounds True founder Tami Simon. His following and his platform strategically positioned him for such a role.

However, Massaro’s brand has become increasingly tarnished. A series of attacks he made on other teachers coincided with him being disinvited from speaking at the Science and Non-Duality Conference in 2012. As his teachings and tactics become more drastic and the word spreads about his cult techniques his brand will be more and more damaged. There can be real consequences from industry insiders. Leaders like Tami Simon have taken action in the past against other figures. In 2011 she dropped spiritual teacher Marc Gafni from his book contract and publicly spoke out against his unethical actions and abuse of power.

The “How to Start a Cult” Playbook

Bentinho can show us all how to start and run a cult.

1. Claim divinity and special God like powers

According to an ex-member who wrote an article called “The Cult Promise of Bentinho Massaro” he claims he “is not human and incarnates on numerous planets to upgrade their civilizations, is able to direct rain, wind and lightening, is a god/God, is Buddha, is awakened and has never met anyone with as much integrity as himself.” He himself publicly said so:

One of Bentinho’s devotee’s believes he can control the weather and move objects with his mind:

“I’ve watched him control the weather a lot of times. We’ll be at a party and I’ll be like ‘Bentinho these clouds are not good, it looks like rain. Within ten minutes they’re gone. He does it all the time. I’ve watched him move objects on tables. I’ve seen him multiple times change weather or move clouds.”

Another core team member claims that Bentinho changing the weather is “no big deal.”

Someone asked him in a Facebook comment: “I’ve often wondered if you are the re-embodiment of Christ. I see so many similarities and a mirroring if you will of his life here on earth with yours.” His response was disturbing, “He was a fabulous and brave and powerful messenger, but still considered himself the son, rather than having become God.” Bentinho is a God, you see. He said Jesus was only on the “4th density” out of 8. Massaro claims to be on the “8th density” according to one of his students. 8th is the highest level. Others say he is 6th density. Regardless, he claims to be higher than Jesus!

Massaro claims that his teachings are the best “offered on all of planet earth.”

The grandiosity continues, “I always thought I was supposed to be one of the most efficient and versatile spiritual teachers on the planet. Now that that’s the case it expands my vision even more.”

One program that Bentinho appeared on described him as “a young enlightened master who shines with joy, love and a strong sense of freedom.”

One core staff member claims that the highest, most awakened masters of all time are at “7th density” and Bentinho is at 8th. It’s common to hear his students claim that he is so evolved “there is nobody in there.” All of the students and core staff members I spoke with believe that Bentinho is highly awakened. One of them claims that Bentinho is a “Team Leader for the Starseeds. They also said that the most awakened, highly evolved masters of all time were at 7th density whereas Bentinho is at 8th. Buddha and Jesus came in at 6th density and perhaps evolved to 7th according to her. Again, Bentinho resides in the 8th density she claims, which is the highest. Elsewhere another core team member couldn’t answer the question “Is Bentinho human?”

Bentinho will call out the “spiritual bullshit” of other teachers. He “crucifies” Eckhart Tolle and all of the random teachings in Sedona, referring to them as “unicorn spirituality.” This is cult 101 — attack and denounce other teachings as false to prop up yours as enlightened.

2. Normalize verbal abuse as part of the spiritual path and then claim impunity as a Guru

Bentinho states that he is not responsible for his actions because of the spiritual level he has attained. He repeatedly draws upon the idea, “No, it’s not me, it you!”

When I asked a former member why they left she told me, because, in part, “Verbal abuse and verbal degrading of members in public and private. Directing the group to shut down and shut out critics from the group.”

This video demonstrates that Massaro has clearly normalized verbal abuse as part of the spiritual “path.” A female student says she is upset because “I just asked a simple question and he said ‘fuck you.’” He goes on to repeatedly yell at her “fuck you, fuck you, fuck you, FUCK YOU.”

Video: Gabby Petris Youtube

And in the video below he angrily tells the same woman: “If you weren’t so high up in your own ass about this fucking concept of respect you would actually see how much love there is behind me saying what I say.”

Video: Gabby Petris Youtube

Bentinho posted this disturbing excerpt on his Instagram account recently:

Along with this image he included an in depth explanation to support his “anything goes” philosophy:

“Being friends with an awake being is nearly impossible, because: A) his first priority is your purification and elevation into truth; not kindness, niceness, agreeability or even apparent equality, and B) he is not like an ordinary person and thus cannot be successfully compared with normal standards or related to as just another person (which the finite mind does not like).”

And here is evidence of him justifying his own verbal abuse:

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Most recently, decades of sexual and physical abuse by Sogyal Rinpoche, author of “Tibetan Book of Living and Dying” came to the forefront in a major way. A previous article I’ve written, “Integral Abuse: Andrew Cohen & The Culture of Evolutionary Enlightenment” illustrates the real life consequences this Guru devotion can lead to. Noted Buddhist scholar Stephen Bachelor recently wrote about the dangers of this path in his recent article “Why I Quit Guru Yoga.” Ironically, Bentinho apparently loved the online series that was produced about Andrew Cohen’s abusive cult. He gathered weekly with his staff to watch it.

“Thinking about something is the surest way to miss out on the beauty of that actual something.”
Bentinho Massaro

3. Have sex with your students

Several inside sources, including former core staff members told me that while in Boulder, Massaro was having sex with one of his devotees. She was dating another group member and Massaro was married at the time. As a result he announced to his close followers that he and his wife were separating and that the student was part of his “new direction.”

A former core staff member also told me that on another occasion he slept with one of his students while leading a retreat in which his monogamous girlfriend was teaching the yoga sessions. She had no idea at first but discovered what he had done during the retreat which made things extremely awkward I’m told.

Massaro currently has three girlfriends and identifies as polyamorous. One of his current girlfriends was a student on one of his retreats. When speaking about Bentinho’s third, most recent girlfriend, who is only 21, his longer term partner bizarrely described him as “being in service to her.” Given the power he yields over his followers, his repeated claims that he is not responsible for his actions and the previous sexual relationships with students, I fear “poly” is being used as a cover for him to have free reign over students.

In this video, Bentinho appears to rationalize his sleeping with a student and having an affair on his wife.

4. Use disorienting methods to keep your devotees confused, distracted and in trance like states

Bentinho is currently pushing “dry fasting” on his followers. It means they cannot eat any food or drink any water, they can only have grape juice. He also recommends public participants of his “Sedona Experiment” follow this dry fasting method during the retreat. Several of his members including his girlfriends have done it. Some for 10 days, others for 21 and some for 108 days. One person told me she was in a “special place” during the middle of her 108 day fast when she discovered Bentinho’s teachings.

How safe is it to not drink water or eat food for 10–108 days? According to Dr. Douglas Graham it is not.

“Last night, I sat listening to a woman telling me about her dry fast experience. Three days in to the fast, she had to be hospitalized by her friends. The doctors made it clear that they were not certain she would pull through, and that only time would tell, but fortunately she lived to tell the tale. Too many others have not been so lucky. Dry fasting is extremely dangerous, and sadly, many more deaths will occur as a result of this unscientific and illogical craze.”

Others who have tried it complain about hair and teeth falling out and then this just being described as a symptom of “detox” by the leaders in the group.

Here is one commentator who tried it:

“This system ruined my mental health (severe anxiety/depression). I now have heart palpitations when I lie down and pretty much have them all day. I Also got really skinny then gained more weight than I have ever had. The fast also triggered severe binge eating. The group is very cultish if you ask me. I was having extreme difficulty and was told to just keep going and pushing and fast some more. I eventually joined their video calls and expressed how the system negatively impacted my health. My testimonial was ridiculed and I have been subsequently blocked from both of the Facebook groups. I wish I never did this.”

One of his staff members said she was on day 26 of no food or water and will be going for 108 days. Apparently this technique works on the level of “plasma.”

Bentinho has also used and encouraged for his members polyphasic sleeping. It means you only sleep in small batches at a time as opposed to 6–9 hours. It’s an excellent way to keep someone in a trance state.

5. Attack the family and encourage separation

In this clip Bentinho angrily tells his members:

“Fuck your relationships. They mean nothing. Let them go, let them go. Don’t give a fuck about your family. Don’t give a fuck about your children. Don’t give a fuck about your parents. Don’t give a fuck about your partner.”

Elsewhere he has stated: “If your family thinks you’re nuts when you express the truth of your being, it’s not your family and you should/could be excited to find a new family. If they don’t wish to be open to any of this whatsoever, they won’t have a real place in the world 10 years from now anyway.”

6. Convince your devotees to lose themselves, abandon critical thinking and reframe everything as positive

Central to Bentinho’s teaching is an attack on the present moment, claiming it is based in the past. Instead we need to live in the “future present” which is our imagination or a constant state of positivity as the video clearly demonstrates. If you think about it, this teaching perfectly sets him up to verbally abuse his students while they are instructed to immediately turn it into a positive.

Video: Gabby Petris Youtube

Another central premise of Bentinho’s teaching is dissociating from and attacking the self. Everything you think you are must disappear. It is a wholesale attack on the mind, the self and anything “real.” We shouldn’t focus on the “what” of our experience, rather just “that” we experience. Definitions, descriptions or trying to “understand” our lives is impossible. He states, “Thinking about something is the surest way to miss out on the beauty of that actual something.”

He takes this to it’s logical conclusion by attacking the very foundation of how we navigate and understand our world.

“Witness yourself and see where you have these allegiances to logic, to reason, to linear description and simply start destroying these. No compassion. Just eradicate them. Completely destroy them. Roast those seeds.”

Here is one devotee revealing the lengths to which she’ll go to implement his teachings:

“I realized that I was just too attached to this belief about my physical body being real. I couldn’t get it to fade and dissolve deeper. So to release my attachment to it, (this sounds a little intense but was necessary) I started visualizing a chainsaw cutting off my limbs slowly. Then I visualized it sawing my body in half from the head down. I saw it clearly in my mind and began tuning into the fact that no matter what happened to the body, I still existed. The chainsaw was me and all of it was simply just presence energy that I was moving around in different ways with my thoughts believing that it was something real. I imagined my body and my”self” completely destroyed. I deeply tuned into the truth of me being the Awareness of all that is…”

7. Make dying easier

Bentinho tries to normalize dying:

“You will all die, so how important can this be really? We want to become a group consciousness, an enlightened civilization, do we not? This is gonna take everything you have. It’s about giving up everything you have for the sake of the vision, to become the vision.”

Video: Gabby Petris Youtube

In this clip, he plants the seed that “you should be excited about your death.”

Video: Gabby Petris Youtube

8. Claim your teachings are so advanced, others cannot understand them

In a Facebook post, Buddhist Geeks founder Vincent Horn called one of Bentinho Massaro’s video’s “infantile spiritual narcissism” and challenged him to a public “dharma battle” in Asheville or Boulder. Horn stated:

“The views I’ve seen you share on Facebook and in your public teaching videos are, in my estimation, naive and immature. More than that they are harmful. I think that you’re a soon-to-be-fallen guru and I’d like to help make the fall quicker — not for your sake — but for the sake of all those people on the fence about you, and all those who are yet to become disillusioned with your nonsense.”

Bentinho’s response was that of a classic authoritarian guru. He claimed that Horn must study his work in depth before he could even begin to grasp his teachings and be worthy of a debate. He replied, “If you first go through my entire academy, I might consider something closer to what you suggest, but unlikely even then…If you could see even 10% of what goes on in my consciousness in a single day, study my every academy lesson and practice its suggested homework with an open mind…you’d have a different opinion altogether.”

9. Promise salvation to your followers

Ex-member Gaby Petris describes his promise of salvation:

“Massaro says his teaching will lead to ‘the cessation of suffering and endless bliss’ and ‘heaven on earth.’ He has announced he is here to ‘transform this entire planet’, ‘nothing else will do’ and ‘nothing else will make his life worth living.’ He says he does not want children because he already has 7 billion.

He predicts planet earth is at the crossroads of splitting into two planes of existence. High vibration 4th dimensional beings who embody love (as do his students) will ascend to a less physical realm featuring telepathic group consciousness. Low vibration 3rd dimensional beings who embody negativity are ‘on a ship going down.”

10. Encourage your members to follow you wherever you live

Massaro tells his followers to move and follow him. Several of the members I spoke with had done just that. Many people relocated their entire families and lives to Sedona just to be with him. Some even had moved twice, first moving to Boulder, where he was for a few years and then to Sedona.

11. Promote government conspiracies & talk about aliens

Massaro promotes the discredited Hillary Clinton Pizza Gate conspiracy:

And here Bentinho claims that the Nazi’s won the war:

Video: Gabby Petris Youtube

Bentinho on aliens and ET consciousness:

“We have bases on the moon, a bunch of slave colonies on Mars that have been mining the asteroid belt, we have been colonizing galaxies of our solar system, we haven’t needed fossil fuels for the last 80 years because we have anti-gravitic mechanisms…The Nazi’s won the war. The US government gave up their control, their governance so we would not be exposed to free energy devices. If free energy gets released, and we’re [Trinfinity corp] working on it, it changes everything. We’ve had free energy for 80 fucking years.”

“Don’t be surprised that the aliens we’ll meet — and we will meet them — look like the things you see in the movies. Don’t be like ‘oh this story of this guy is nonsense because I’ve seen that in the movies. He just got it from the movies.’ Well, did he get it from the movies or did the movies get it from them?”

“The vision statement of Trinfinity is: to have an enlightened civilization by 2035 that’s ready for interstellar absorption. It means that we reach a level of maturity to where we as a collective are able to be contacted openly without us freaking out anymore, without it needing to be kept secret anymore, we have become are own government.”

“Many of you are directly connected to ET consciousnesses.”

“We’re going to be absorbed initially into different confederations or alliances of civilizations that are 4th density or higher. We will be taught a lot. There will be a new type of education.”

As this short clip demonstrates, disclosing truth about alien contact is a central part of his Trinfinity organization’s budget and plan.

Video: Gabby Petris Youtube

This is a short clip from his “ET contact meditation” where he is talking about meeting aliens who are our “brothers.”

Video: Gabby Petris Youtube

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12. “Guru gaze” at your followers for lengthy periods of time

Video: Gabby Petris Youtube

13. Take 12 disciples into the desert on retreat as “guinea pigs” to test your methods

“Cult leaders do not have schools of persuasion to attend. They become masters of the folk art of human manipulation through testing and observing what works. They modify their approaches and techniques and use centuries-old manipulative devices to lead people to change.” — Margaret Singer, Cults in Our Midst

One of his main devotees told me how Bentinho took a close group of his inner circle into the desert for 14 days to give them “teachings on the absolute.” She said it was an intense period of meditation and teachings and that he was experimenting on the group. The most cult like elements certainly begin with the closest, most inner core of followers and then expand outward from there.

She said, “He wanted to experiment with a group of 12 people as guinea pigs to be able to synthesize the best way to teach it which is what he does so well…It felt like Jesus and the disciples because we were the first ones receiving these teachings. It was an extraordinary experience. ”

14. Create an enlightened city

After Bentinho dissolved his Trinfinity team in Boulder, he went on a “dark retreat” in Thailand where he sat in complete darkness. It was supposed to be two weeks but after just 5 days he was shown a vision for creating the enlightened society he had been talking about for so long.

“When I came out of darkness, I looked up properties in this area that’s been calling me, and I found a property that would suit our needs, had almost all the elements that were in my vision, looked incredibly similar, and sits at the exact location I was shown…It’ll be the center of everything to come. An anchor for the New Earth vibrations to stream into our atmosphere and into the earth, for we will act as a receiving antenna as well as a grounding beacon.”

What started as a small “build as you grow business” has now moved into the investor phase. This is a screenshot of the investor plan from his attempt to raise capital for his new earth vision.

No dangerous cult began by asking members to sign over their homes or make significant financial investments. They start with seemingly benign things like “spiritual” teachings, community events and gatherings. Slowly, as the cult leader begins to gain power and influence they begin taking more drastic measures to take full control over their members.

This excerpt from one person’s experience illustrates the sort of idealization and fantasizing that is going on in his group. It is propping him to a God like reality which any cult is built upon.

“…when suddenly Bentinho and [his girlfriend] arrived. An air of unreality descended upon the evening, like two elvish beings warped spacetime into a plane of heightened awareness…That night Bentinho’s new partner came on stage for the first time, and it was pure regality to see them sitting there together. Everybody seemed to feel the utter beauty of humanity connected, like an ancient people before their King and Queen…[They] were simply representations of Union on this physical plane, exemplifying the Feminine and Masculine.”

Here, Bentinho talks about consuming his sheep, “the more you become a lion or lioness and absorb and digest the sheep around you and spit them out…consumption is love.”

Video: Gabby Petris Youtube

Bentinho’s Mental State

In 2012 Bentinho posted on FB that he has been diagnosed with narcissistic personality disorder. In one of his talks he describes how he tortured a kitten when younger by repeatedly slamming it into a bush of thorns for twenty minutes. He didn’t know at the time but it was dark “entities” that were making him do it. When I told a cult expert friend who was following my work on this story that Bentinho had openly admitted to torturing a kitten he was not surprised. He said: “Of course he did. He probably bullied and tortured other children as well. Admissions from people like this are never complete.” The torturing of animals when young is a very high predictor of psychopathy later in life.

Bentinho meets most all the criteria for Narcissistic Personality Disorder. One must meet at least 5 of the below items to qualify as a narcissist:

  • Has a grandiose sense of self-importance (exaggerates achievements, expects to be recognized as superior without commensurate achievements)
  • Is preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited power, success, brilliance, beauty or ideal love
  • Believes he is “special” and can only be understood by similarly special, high status people
  • Requires excessive admiration
  • Has a sense of entitlement
  • Is interpersonally exploitative
  • Lacks empathy
  • Is envious of others or believes others are envious of him/her
  • Shows arrogant, haughty behaviors or attitudes

From the article Narcissist or Sociopath? Similarities, Differences and Signs: 7 reasons why it’s often so tough to spot them, and how you can.

There are many out there who are fully aware of what Bentinho is up to and not buying into it. They have been raising the alarm bell for quite some time:

“Dear God, something always seemed a bit off about Bentinho to me, but I never delved deeply enough into his stuff to realize how insane and dangerous he clearly is…I think it should be quite obvious to any mental health professional that this guy is suffering from classic bipolar I disorder, complete with outright psychosis. I’m staying far, far away.”

“I met Bentinho when I had a radio program and he was a guest. When I saw him backstage, firsthand, I was appalled. I had invited him to speak at a gathering and had to uninvite him. Several of his devotees came forward to me with their being abused psychologically by him. He is an easy one to spot. There are many more who are wolves in sheep’s clothing that have made inroads in our trust that are unwarranted.”

“He was meant to die a few years back. He told all of his followers that he would be leaving the planet…He’s such a ding dong and the people who believe this shit are even more ding dongs!”

In several of his videos there is a manic like energy coming through. Even in his very first posting in 2010 you can identify it. He’s often excited and giddy. Something is off. This video captures what I see more subtly in many of his other videos:

Video: Gabby Petris Youtube

One of his main devotees told me they will sometimes have to “drag him back to the car” because he’ll be so deeply entranced. She translates it has him being in constant state of “the absolute.”

And another clip of him zoning out. This time while on stage. He does this for 9 minutes.

Video: Gabby Petris Youtube

And another:

Video: Gabby Petris Youtube

One of the quintessential characteristics of a narcissist is a reframing of anything they do as just someone else’s issue. It’s “No, it’s not me, it you!” This is Bentinho all day long. It’s his entire “spiritual” schtick. One insider told me how he would just constantly deny, reflect or avoid taking any responsibility for his actions. He said it was classic spiritual bypassing. When I asked one of his girlfriends what Bentinho is like, she said, “He’s like a mirror to myself.” When I asked her what it was like being in a relationship with him she told me “it’s like being constantly shredded.”

Video: Gabby Petris Youtube

The Emerging Portrait

After speaking with numerous former insiders about Bentinho, a common perspective emerged. Several thought he was narcissist, but also brilliant and charismatic. One person told me that without any thought, he left a girlfriend in an instant for another woman. Another told me of Bentinho’s lack of care or interest for a retreat participant who had been suffering from serious cold exposure at one of his luxury retreats.

I’m told Bentinho was an only child who was pampered endlessly by his eclectic and offbeat mother. She apparently constantly told him that he was the most perfect, brilliant, amazing child ever. One former member told me that he thinks Bentinho is recreating this childhood reality through the adoration, praise and support from his cult followers. At one point Bentinho even told his mother that she was no longer his mother as both of his parents are students of his now. Interestingly, Andrew Cohen’s mother, Luna Tarlo, started off as his student as well but eventually broke away and wrote a tell all book called “Mother of God.”

Bentinho is a high school drop out who left for India at 16 with the help of his well off parents. He drinks whisky, loves expensive scotch, smokes cigars and loves to throw parties. Bentinho drives a $55,000 Ford Mustang, rents two homes in Sedona and was a hardcore gamer who won a sizable gaming competition when he was younger. It was that expensive Mustang and the $3 million dollar home that he was renting in Boulder that led some former staff members to become incensed at the little to nothing pay he was offering them.

Startup or Cult? Or Both?

“All the best apps, companies, and products have broken the way we live life, transformed how we communicate, and changed our day-to-day. Good products evolve us.” — Gary Vaynerchuk

A simple google search of “startups and cults” reveals numerous articles exploring the similarities between the two. One claims that the best startups are “slightly less extreme kinds of cults” and that cults are “fanatically wrong about something important” whereas the best startups are “fanatically right about something those outside it have missed.”

Undoubtedly, Bentinho has accomplished what Gary Vee defines as the best qualities of a startup. He’s broken the way his followers live life. People have claimed that he’s transformed their “day-to-day” for the better. I’ve heard stories of people being healed from following his teachings, others claim their lives have been improved drastically. He’s also brilliantly combined the startup game with the Guru game, seamlessly intertwining them together.

Bentinho is not alone as being someone who brilliantly combined tech and cult. Spiritual teacher Teal Swan has made serious advancements in this department. A recent article “Spiritual Guru or Dangerous Cult Leader?” explores the ins and outs of her rise to fame. She has 400,000 subscribers on Youtube, almost 60,000 followers on Instagram, 150,000 likes on Facebook, 15,000 Twitter followers and runs a very active discussion forum on her site. She also has a monthly premium membership section on her site as well as an online store with her books and workshops. Her design is also on point. It’s clean, professional and well thought out. She too has created passive income and an attractive brand experience. And she’s only just beginning.

We are witnessing the birth of a new era — Cult 2.0. Teachers like Bentinho Massaro and Teal Swan offer a glimpse of what is to come. There will be a new rise of cult leaders who brilliantly use technology to grow their enterprises. Can you imagine if Jim Jones had Instagram or Facebook live? And what happens when virtual reality comes into play, something that Bentinho himself said is part of his company’s evolution?

The End Game

“To me death is not a fearful thing. It’s living that’s cursed.” — Jim Jones

“I really feel like he is setting people up for a mass suicide. He talked about ‘The harvest.’ I always had a weird feeling.” — Former core staff member

Several Bentinho people, both former and current members have acknowledged a shift in his teachings over the last year. Some former members and staff are concerned and fearing the worst.

More recently Bentinho has been stepping into the role of awakened Guru and his teachings have become darker and more focused on “The Void” and “The Absolute.” He is normalizing dying. Bentinho claims to not be responsible for his actions. He thinks he can sleep with and psychologically abuse students with impunity. He’s begun “experimenting” on a core group of “guinea pig” students. He’s pushing his members to stop eating and drinking water for extended periods of time. Bentinho has successfully led his members away from themselves by attacking the core of their identities and diminishing their use of reason or logic. Everything, including Bentinho’s shouting, verbal abuse or strange actions are now expected to be interpreted as positive. He talks about the grand vision of building an enlightened city, finding land and taking his people there.

Wacky spiritual ideas, government conspiracies, alien contact or desert meditations are not that surprising for Sedona. There’s something much more disturbing going on in Bentinho’s group, however. The evidence is clear and incontrovertible. Bentinho Massaro has built the quintessential 21st century cult.

The first talk on Bentinho’s Youtube channel dates back to 2010.
Tech Bro Guru in the Boulder Office

Resources:

The Cult Promise of Bentinho Massaro — Article written by former Massaro follower.

Collection of Videos Exposing Bentinho

Bentinho’s Youtube Channel

Why I Quit Guru Yoga — Stephen Bachelor explores how elevating a guru leads to abuse.

Be Scofield, M.Div, RYT200

Be Scofield is a queer/trans writer & digital strategist who has worked with and advised NYT bestselling authors, The Yoga Alliance, Chani Nicholas and Greenmedinfo among others. She is the founder of the online yoga school Mettaversity and the popular online magazine Decolonizing Yoga. Her writings on social change, spirituality and LGBTQ issues have reached hundreds of thousands of people and have appeared in Huffington Post, Tikkun Magazine, Alternet and Integral World amongst other places. She also has a chapter in the book “21st Century Yoga: Culture, Practice & Politics.” Be specializes in the radical teachings of Dr. King and has taught a graduate course called “Dr. King and Empire: How MLK Jr. Resisted War, Capitalism and Christian Fundamentalism” at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley.

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Lobster found with Pepsi logo ‘tattoo’ fuels fears over ocean litter


  • Blue-and-red image appears on claw of lobster found off New Brunswick
  • How the logo got there remains a topic of debate
The ‘tattooed’ lobster was found off New Brunswick, Canada.
The ‘tattooed’ lobster was found off New Brunswick, Canada. Photograph: Karissa Lindstrand

Concerns over debris littering the world’s oceans are back in the spotlight after a Canadian fishing crew found a lobster with the blue and red Pepsi logo imprinted on its claw.

Trapped in the waters off Grand Manan, New Brunswick, the lobster had been loaded on to a crate to have its claws banded when Karissa Lindstrand came across it.

Lindstrand, who drinks as many as 12 cans of Pepsi a day, quickly spotted the resemblance.

“I was like: ‘Oh, that’s a Pepsi can,’” she said. On closer look, it seemed more like a tattoo on the claw. “It looked like it was a print put right on the lobster claw.”

Neither she or any of the crew had seen anything like it. More than a week after the find, debate has swirled over how it might have come to be: some believe the lobster might have grown around a can that ended up at the bottom of the ocean. Others speculate that part of a Pepsi box somehow become stuck on the lobster.

Lindstrand disputes these theories. The image on the claw was pixelated, she said, suggesting it couldn’t have come from a can. And the image on a Pepsi box is far too large to be what she saw on the claw.

The logo looked like it came from a printed picture, but paper would have deteriorated in the ocean. “I’m still trying to wrap my brain around what exactly it was,” she said.

The find comes amid growing concerns over the amount of debris accumulating in the world’s oceans. Between 5m and 13m tonnes of plastic leak into the world’s oceans each year to be ingested by seabirds, fish and other organisms, leading the record-breaking sailor Dame Ellen MacArthur to warn that by 2050 the sea could have more plastic in it than fish, by weight.

Recently, researchers documented nearly 38m pieces of plastic – weighing nearly 18 tonnes – that had washed up in one of the world’s most remote places: an uninhabited coral atoll in the eastern South Pacific. Scientists found hundreds of crabs scuttling about in makeshift homes made of bottle caps and cosmetic jars, with one crab even converting the inside of a doll’s head into a home.

Soon after, an expedition noted that remote Arctic beaches were heavily polluted with plastic, linking the find to plastic drifting northwards up the Atlantic from Europe and North America.

To Lindstrand, the lobster with the Pepsi imprint hints at the magnitude of rubbish ending up in the ocean. “We don’t see it floating around us when we’re out there,” she said. “I do see stuff along the shorelines that gets washed up on the beaches or the sides of the cliffs.”

After coming across the lobster, she snapped one picture before placing it – Pepsi image and all – into a crate with the other lobsters for sale.

The head captain, in hopes of placing it on display at a local restaurant along with a recently found rare, translucent lobster, has since contacted the buyer in a futile attempt to track down the lobster.

“I’m really wishing I would have kept it now,” said Lindstrand. “It’s the first time I’ve seen something like that, and it was pretty neat. Kind of bad, but pretty neat.”

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/nov/29/lobster-pepsi-logo-ocean-new-brunswick-canada

Crickets: Sustainable Protein for the Grand Solar Minimum ~ Ice Age Farmer IAF


 

 

A homegrown source of protein, with minimal labor or inputs required, could very well make the difference between going to bed hungry and thriving. As modern agriculture falters under the rapidly change climate, Christian reviews the reasons that CRICKETS offer a truly sustainable–and remarkably easy–source of protein for you and your family. …or even just for your chickens 😉

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GSM Update 12/2/17 – Agung Shaking – Global Flooding – Temp Anomaly – Al Gore Is Back


 

 

A severe storm hit Albania on Thursday, November 30, 2017, and continued affecting the country on December 1, causing severe flooding in central areas of the country. Citizens are urged to follow official advice and avoid unnecessary travel as the situation is expected to get much worse later today, especially in the country’s south. Heavy rain is expected to continue for several days, with major flooding predicted across the country. https://watchers.news/2017/12/01/majo…

Annual monsoon rains are causing heavy floods in parts of southern Thailand since November 25. Nearly 400 000 people are affected and at least 5 killed, authorities said. A number of provinces have declared disaster zones in various districts. The worst affected is the country’s deep south. https://watchers.news/2017/12/01/400-…

Rain records topple after Queensland’s stormy spring http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-12-02…

Vancouver had a record number of rainy days in November http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british…

$12 Billion Plan to Prevent Flooding Opposed in Congress https://www.agweb.com/article/-12-bil…

Confidence grows that extreme weather pattern will soon envelop Northern Hemisphere.

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The K7RA Solar Update:

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https://www.theverge.com/2017/12/1/16…

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Mass of warm rock is rising beneath New England https://watchers.news/2017/12/02/mass…

Geomagnetic Storm Risk (Central Intelligence Agency) https://www.muckrock.com/foi/united-s…

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Andrew Bartzis – Sacred Feminine Callers 2


 

 

The show you are about to experience is all about the Sacred Feminine. This concept is often misunderstood due to people’s preconceived ideas about Feminine energies. In essence, it is the seat of the receptive soul. The resurgence of the feminine energies or the goddess aspect means that we are activating the yin energy, the intuition. When we accept our sacred feminine, we are accepting truth with faith and a knowing. This allows us to turn off the chatter of the monkey mind which is constantly transmitting information to be a quiet observer and witness for receiving and reenergizing deeper mind.

The Sacred Feminine represents life and creation and the guardian that is the mother that brings forth the life. It is an exploration. But it is not just an exploring of the creation of life and the womb that brings protection. It is the esoteric becoming of a sacred neutral in balance with both male and female aspects that one is. The feminine being the softer, nurturing part of the self that gives back to the spiritual grace.

Please sit back and open your mind and your heart to listen to:

– Andrew Bartzis – Drumming Connection to the Heartbeat of Earth Mother https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3UJO…

– Andrew Bartzis – Classic Callers 17 – 11th Gen Universal Migrant, Drum Fire Ceremony Feminine S https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xm6pF…

– Andrew Bartzis – Classic Callers 25 – Sacred Feminine Hit During Childhood to Disable Lost Souls Resolution Abilities https://youtu.be/gPb_Gt523OQ

– Andrew Bartzis – Classic Callers 38 – Sacred Feminine of Action To Access Gifts, River Traveler, Shaman, Star Watcher https://youtu.be/b-zTPRCZudA

– Andrew Bartzis – Classic Callers 11 – Ancient Japanese Ama Female Water Diver, Vision Quest, Rite of Passage, Zone of Trust, Ceremonial Joy https://youtu.be/f9j86Dtz0io

Want More? Check out my Living the Mystical Life Daily Online Course at: http://www.andrewbartzisjourney.com/s…

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Acknowledgements: Andre Hodge http://servantoftruth.org

 

 

Taiwan shatters world record for longest-lasting rainbow


Taiwanese scientists have recorded the world’s longest-lasting rainbow at nearly 9 hours

CCU, Taipei, Taiwan.

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two Taiwanese scientists claim to have recorded the longest-lasting rainbow in history, which they measured as persisting nearly nine hours at Chinese Culture University (CCU) in Taipei on Nov. 30.

The rainbow was recorded on Nov. 30 by Chou Kun-hsuan (周昆炫) and Liu Ching-huang (劉清煌), both professors in the Department of Atmospheric Science, as they stood on the roof of the Dayi Building on the campus of CCU.

According to Chou, the rainbow started at 6:57 a.m. and lasted until 3:55, or 8 hours and 58 minutes. If confirmed, this would shatter the previous record set in Wetherby in Yorkshire UK on Mar. 14, 1994, which was recorded as lasting from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., or 6 hours.


CCU, Taipei, Taiwan.

The world record was an accident, the two professors were originally tracking the rainbow to prove a theory that they descend seven degrees every 30 minutes. On Monday Nov. 27, the professors had a preview of what was to come when they recorded a rainbow that lasted six hours.

Chou is looking to apply for the “longest-lasting rainbow” category with Guinness World Records based on video and pictorial footage.

https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/3310942

Andrew Bartzis – Sacred Feminine Callers


 

 

 

Welcome to my Living The Mystical Life Webcast! To be a part of our chatroll go to: http://andrewbartzis.com/andrews-live…

As you know Thanks Giving is a time of reflection, a time with family and a time to eat and enjoy this time of year and get into the holiday spirit. We all know the origins of Thanks Giving but what makes it a conscious spiritual celebration is what we overlay into it rather than dwelling on how it came to be. We have the power to create a holiday that is everything we want it to be and to infuse laughter, joy and love, a coming together of kindred souls and time for peace and merry-making. We toast to a better life and a higher ideal and lay heartfelt wishes into the crackling fire of the peacemaker. With that I bring you the show you are about to see, it is about the feminine and what it is to be that and how important it is to have that in our lives.

The show includes:

– Classic Caller 35 The Sacred Feminine Dancing Warrior https://youtu.be/q-Reg1XibkM

– Classic Callers 12 Sacred Feminine Tough Life, Fearing Success, Self-Sabotage, The Giveaway, Fire Ceremony https://youtu.be/Xyz50sLxKKE

– Classic Callers 16 Powerful Seven Sisters Sacred Feminine in The Business World https://youtu.be/ENhJTfDDpEg I

hope you rejoice and enjoy this holiday season and truly honor each other with the gift of giving and sharing and a lightness of heart and being. Want More? Check out my Living the Mystical Life Daily Online Course at: http://www.andrewbartzisjourney.com/s… My Website: http://www.andrewbartzis.com Come join the Mailing List! AND/OR Join the journey on Facebook at Andrew Bartzis (@GalacticHistorian) and Instagram @galactic_historianab ! For Free videos series of Andrew’s “Mystical Teachings for Everyday Life” and learn how to apply the knowledge of becoming your own self-illuminated master, join our mailing list at http://www.andrewbartzis.com/ Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/GalacticHist… If you’re interested in a private reading or need more information about a session please go to this link http://andrewbartzis.com/one_on_one_s….

Acknowledgements: Andre Hodge http://servantoftruth.org

3,000-Year-Old Castle Built by Mysterious Civilization Found at The Bottom of a Lake in Turkey


by April Holloway; Ancient Origins

Marine archaeologists made a superb find at the bottom of Turkey’s largest lake – a very well-preserved castle dating back 3,000 years. It was likely built by the mysterious Urartian civilization which inhabited the surrounds of Lake Van during the Iron Age.

Although locals have long reported legends of ancient ruins under the water, divers had investigated the lake for almost a decade before finding the fortifications.

Hurriyet Daily News reports that the research team discovered numerous other features of interest during this time period, including stalagmites that were at least 10 meters (33 feet) long, known as ‘underwater fairy chimneys’, pearl mullets, and a sunken Russian ship, but the ancient ruins had proved elusive until now.

3,000-year-old remains of a castle at the bottom of Lake Van in Turkey. Credit: Anadolu

 

‘Fairy chimneys’, a common feature in some regions of Turkey, were found underwater in Lake Van (Arian Zwegers / flickr)

Underwater Castle

The recent finding of the underwater fortifications was made by a team of researchers, including Tahsin Ceylan, an underwater photographer and videographer, diver Cumali Birol, and Mustafa Akkuş, an academic from Van Yüzüncü Yıl University.

The castle, which had been built during the Iron Age, when water levels were much lower, remains in good condition thanks to the alkaline waters of Lake Van.

“Today, we are here to announce the discovery of a castle that has remained underwater in Lake Van,” videographer Tahsin Ceylan told Hurriyet Daily News. “I believe that in addition to this castle, microbialites will make contributions to the region’s economy and tourism. It is a miracle to find this castle underwater. Archaeologists will come here to examine the castle’s history and provide information on it.”

Ceylan explained that the walls of the fortification cover an area of about one square kilometre (0.4 square miles). About 3 to 4 meters (10 to 13 feet) of the wall are visible above the lake bed, but it is not clear how deep the walls go, so detailed excavations need to be carried out on the newly-discovered castle to learn more.

Mysterious Civilization

Archaeologists believe the castle was built by the Urartians, a mysterious civilization that existed in what is now Eastern Turkey, Iran and the modern Armenian Republic, from around the 13th century BC. Very little is known about the kingdom of Urartu and the origins of its people, but they spoke a language related to Hurrian, are well-known for their advanced metallurgy, and used an adapted form of the Assyrian cuneiform script.

A Urartian Temple in the Erebuni Fortress, Turkey. Photo source: Public Domain.

Ceylan told Hurriyet Daily News that they named Lake Van the ‘upper sea’ and believed it had many mysterious secrets. The fortification shows evidence of stones cut in a style used by the Urartians.

After a period of expansion, the Kingdom or Urartu came under attack starting around the 8th century BC. It was finally destroyed towards the end of the 6th century BC. Many Armenians today claim that they are descendants of the Urartians.

 

http://www.riseearth.com/2017/11/3000-year-old-castle-built-by.html

F#CK IT! The Ultimate Spiritual Way


 

 

Note: Now here’s a novel, light-hearted approach to surrendering. The F#ck It mediation is PRICELESS…lmao!! Blessings, {~A~}

Fuck it is the ultimate spiritual path according to John C Parkin who after doing Eastern spiritual practices for years realized that the modern equivalent to surrender and letting go can be found in exclaiming Fuck It!. He has even opened a Fuck It! retreat centre in Italy which is proving to be popular for some intensive not giving a fuck.  As John says:

“Saying Fuck It is like a massage for the mind – relaxing you, releasing tension, giving up on things that aren’t working. Just starting to say Fuck It can transform your life. Saying Fuck It feels good – to stop struggling and finally do what you fancy; to ignore what everyone’s telling you and go your own way.”
Giving up and surrendering is exactly the method used in many spiritual techniques that are aiming at getting at something both immanent and transcendent; it is about the only thing our minds can understand is the giving up and relaxing with the way thing are. Your mind cannot get there so it has to surrender all effort. In Zen practice if your trying to get something out of your meditation your doing it wrong and the answer to why Zen Masters meditate becomes a riddle or koan in itself. As Zen Master Dogen says meditation is simply the expression of enlightenment it is not a cause for enlightenment.
Saying Fuck It stops you from taking things too seriously. I often think this is exactly what enlightenment is, every time there is someone who is angry or suffering it seems that at the heart of their problem is taking something too seriously. And just like the Buddhist talk about not being attached to the world and being free from desire or caring or not giving a fuck is Nirvana. Taking this attitude of fuck it or I don’t care what happens is incredibly liberating and stops from getting too attached to things. This is a care free approach, relaxed, natural and light. Not caring does not have to be devoid of love I just think it can mean not taking things too seriously and enlightening up which allows you to be more joyful and nicer to others because you don’t really have an ulterior motive.
In Tibetan Buddhism the highest meditation practice is called ‘no meditation’. It’s still sitting on the ground silently but it is giving up all technique, giving up all effort to get somewhere and even giving up the subtle conception that your meditating. This is the final stage and is meant to very advanced and the Tibetan Lamas say it should only be practised after years of preliminary meditations and study, but I say fuck it, why not start with this ‘non meditation’ meditation if it’s the ultimate practice? Just sit and just say Fuck it, I’ve arrived.
Saying Fuck It! is a gateway into another dimension of being. It is the gateway into a ‘not doing’ instead of a ‘doing’ it’s an acceptance and surrender to the present moment. This is increasingly difficult for the modern busy person, as a French philosopher says the cause of all people’s problems starts with not being able to sit quietly in a room and do nothing. This dimension of non-doing is actually interwoven with doing things, like the silence that allows sound or the space that allows form. The Buddhist speak of doing things but not giving a fuck about the outcome, that is giving up attachments to results, do the act because it is kind or generous or wise in itself and let go of expectations of reward or benefit.
Another versatile spiritual use of the word Fuck is not ‘giving a fuck’, which as people say,  is not giving two fucks about what people think of you, or not giving a fuck about what you wear or how you appear to others or anything else that society puts extra pressure on you for. This can be incredibly liberating and I definitely understand Parkin’s when he describes this as spiritual. Being ‘spiritual’ can come with its own set of assumptions and pressures to be a certain way too, so not giving a fuck and just being your self is often more authentic and dare I say spiritual than anything you can wear, eat or any workshop you can attend.
The Dalai Lama has even come close to saying fuck it when at a public talk he urged people to listen and learn from what he teaches but if something doesn’t suit you or work for you he said to just ‘fuget’. He meant forget it but with his thick Tibetan accent this sounded suspiciously like ‘Fuck It’, and that’s how it was even transcribed in the notes, and it’s how I will always remember his words of wisdom. If something doesn’t work for you then just say fuck it!
Try the Fuck That guided meditation below:

9 Very Helpful Healing Frequencies


By consciousreminder
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“If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.”

― Nikola Tesla

“Everything is energy, we know this far. And Energy manifests in frequencies. Everything has a frequency. Facts. How can this information change our lives? …Match the frequency of the reality you want and you cannot help but get that reality. It can be no other way.”

– Albert Einstein

To manifest the reality we want, all we need to do is feel the frequency we wish. All it takes to turn a difficult situation around, is focus on the frequency we want. Energy attracts equal frequencies, when we stagnate in a low vibrational state, guess what you will receive from the universe? On the other hand, if the issue is lack, think and feel abundance. If its sadness and loneliness, feel love and joy. This is how the law of attraction works, constantly. The main key to retain, and what we most tend to forget is that “energy flows, where attention goes.” (3rd principle of Huna – MAKIA).

It is quite simple once we manage a few very important details, such as the subconscious, the mind frequencies patterns we accumulate and hold on to, our precious defense mechanisms. Think this for a second, according to the law of attraction, if we constantly live in defense, what are we attracting then? ….more reasons to defend from, as so on. This is how we have been creating our reality.

To break the spell, the frequency change can only happen once we can really FEEL, from within. With an open Heart, full trust on the universe, total transparency and honesty in our thoughts and words. How can we attract abundance? With Gratitude for what we already have. How do we attract more love into our lives? With Love from within, self-love and love for all there is.

And the time to do it is NOW. Not when we are thinking about the past, for that only brings more memories. Not when we are hoping for the future, for that keeps us in hoping. The only time we can make a change is NOW, in this moment, in the present. This is how we make our tomorrow. It is in this exact moment we are energetically creating our next.

The use of frequencies is not a new discovery. It is an ancient knowledge. Since always, the use of certain frequencies for healing, for inner balance and empowerment, have been used by religion, for example, the Gregorian chants, and through eastern meditations techniques. Sound is vibration, and when tuned in the right frequency it can have magical and instantaneous effects. The 9 Solfeggio Frequencies, an ancient musical scale, can enable a spiritual balance, and healing body and mind, in perfect harmony.

174Hz – 12 (3)   Remove pain

285Hz – 15 (6)   Influence energy fields

396Hz – 18 (9)   Liberating Guilt and Fear

417Hz – 12 (3)   Undoing Situations and Facilitating Change

528Hz – 15 (6)   Transformation and Miracles (DNA Repair)

639Hz – 18 (9) Connecting / Relationships

741Hz – 12 (3)   Expression/Solutions

852Hz – 15 (6)   Returning to Spiritual Order

963Hz – 18 (9)   Connection to the Cosmos; Awakening

Other very helpful healing frequencies are the Schumann resonance, the same as the Earths Frequency: 7,83Hz (18) (9) perfect for grounding meditation, and connecting with Mother Earth. Also the OM frequency, also the same frequency of the Sun, 126Hz (9) (C note on 432). The Om Tone is said to stimulate the Heart and proven to be very effective for meditation.

All these frequencies mentioned above, also reveal another ancient secret that we don’t yet fully understand, the 3-6-9 order and the divine code number 9, related to the physics of creation. Like Nikola Tesla said: “If you only knew the magnificence of the 3, 6 and 9, then you would hold a key to the universe”. The 3-6-9 sequence is unquestionably the fundamental root vibrations of the Solfeggio and all healing frequency tones.

 

https://www.consciousreminder.com/2017/02/28/9-helpful-healing-frequencies/

Huge Uptick In Earthquakes Predicted In 2018 – Geologists Determine Earth’s Rotation Is Slowing


 

 

Scientists have found strong evidence that 2018 will see a big uptick in the number of large earthquakes globally. Earth’s rotation, as with many things, is cyclical, slowing down by a few milliseconds per day then speeding up again. You and I will never notice this very slight variation in the rotational speed of Earth. However, we will certainly notice the result, an increase in the number of severe earthquakes. Geophysicists are able to measure the rotational speed of Earth extremely precisely, calculating slight variations on the order of milliseconds. Now, scientists believe a slowdown of the Earth’s rotation is the link to an observed cyclical increase in earthquakes. To start, the research team of geologists analyzed every earthquake to occur since 1900 at a magnitude above 7.0. They were looking for trends in the occurrence of large earthquakes. What they found is that roughly every 32 years there was an uptick in the number of significant earthquakes worldwide. The team was puzzled as to the root cause of this cyclicity in earthquake rate. They compared it with a number of global historical datasets and found only one that showed a strong correlation with the uptick in earthquakes. That correlation was to the slowing down of Earth’s rotation. Specifically, the team noted that around every 25-30 years Earth’s rotation began to slow down and that slowdown happened just before the uptick in earthquakes. The slowing rotation historically has lasted for 5 years, with the last year triggering an increase in earthquakes. To add an interesting twist to the story, 2017 was the 4th consecutive year that Earth’s rotation has slowed. This is why the research team believes we can expect more earthquakes in 2018, it is the last of a 5-year slowdown in Earth’s rotation. https://www.forbes.com/sites/trevorna… http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10… http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/1… http://www.foxnews.com/science/2017/1… http://www.physlink.com/education/ask… Support our work on Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/OppenheimerRa…

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