We are pleased to welcome Mike Alivernia as a regular columnist on GrahamHancock.com.
If there is an all-knowing, all-creating, eternally loving and caring entity, from which all humanity and earthly and galactic life and matter found it's start, in it's warmest of bosom embrace; how would our God best continue to provide all that we need and yearn for, with our human inability to grasp even the most basic of cerebral or spiritual moments or revelations for what they are? Or even the most logical and rudimentary tasks of following an ethical path towards any capitalist venture, let alone the availability of life saving, organic medications for everyone? Wouldn't the Lord God indeed, intuitively embed mechanisms for our survival and betterment in a naturally occurring, similarly fashioned package; as this perfect homeostasis of physics, chemistry, and evolution that we recognize as our hair covered, personal spirit sacks? He has! Leave it up to the All Mighty to come up with a design as unfathomable, to our current "zenith" of socially moral high horses, and "advanced" scientific and mathematical minds, as a plant or two, maybe even a fungus or three, carrying within them an unlocked treasure trove of material uses, physical cures, and spiritual enlightenments; literally rising up from the dirt under our feet! Leave it up to us, to find a way to ignore and repress God's Great Gifts, in lieu of the artificial manufacturing of everything; from the cure to Cancer, to the fuel you put in your SUV, to the set and setting you find God most closely. Thus ensuring an ever increasing separation of the individual from their ability to sustain themselves without society's structures, and their very ability to explore their relationship with whichever form of God and the Spiritual realms, ever knocking on our inner doors, that they see fit.
Cannabis reverses breast cancer in it's tracks without chemotherapy's toxic side effects: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,312132,00.html, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medical_cannabis#Breast_cancer
Cannabis makes brain cancer eat itself through autophagy: http://abcnews.go.com/Health/Healthday/story?id=7235037&page=1#.UZ7LzSAo7IV, http://health.usnews.com/health-news/family-health/cancer/articles/2009/04/01/active-ingredient-in-marijuana-kills-brain-cancer, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medical_cannabis#Brain_cancer
Cannabis' ability to attack and kill cancerous brain tumors, while leaving normal cells untouched discovered before 1974: https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!topic/alt.obituaries/8x4ygB8x2hg
If you can answer the question - does your God provide for you? - with anything other than a resounding yes, you may be a militant atheist, or a confused conservative, currently living in America. My God has simplified our super technologically, media enthralled lives, in ways that are as oblique as they are powerful. How has our math and science become so hindered by our lobbying and greed - to the extent of a generational, national, paid paralysis of the advancement of positive pioneering in invention and engineering aimed at giving any power back to the people – as we so blindly sit on our hands? Do I have to stomach the thought of spirituality being so shoved to the back, so stigmatized by the corporate owned state, that we as individuals in this nation and Western Culture, have to gain spiritual enlightenment, (or individual truth seeking through any variant form of consciousness), in a manner deemed so deviant in society today; it's the social equivalent to the actions of a low life criminal? I am proud to say, no, not for much longer! I can truly see the light at the end of this reefer madness, this century long witch hunt. I find it disgraceful that my mother and father's loving parents, born in the midst of the Great Depression - in this country they rightly loved enough to fight for - were the first generation of rosy-eyed rubes, duped and duly disenfranchised from this world's most productive and useful organic gifts, for their entire lifetimes. This country's government, the assumed global standard bearer for forward thinking and transparency, is no less susceptible to the age old reasons for political promises to materialize as methodically molded, hollow faberge eggs. In 1937, this country's elected “representatives” were bought and sold on the idea that they were somehow doing the public's bidding by making illegal the planting of a cannabis seed, the growing of it's plant, and the drying and using of it's flowers; for the production of the 2,000 medicines it was already a part of, or for spiritual or recreational use! See how our current state of affairs came about, here: http://www.safeaccessnow.org/section.php?id=175, https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ZcS4aLKOZ5U. As well as making hemp illegal - the country and the world's oldest and most widely grown industrial crop! Watch these widely viewed, classic documentaries here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=-jWWVtS2gEg, https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=W0xHCkOnn-A. Again in 1970, Congress used LSD induced hysteria, to wipe away 30 years of promising work with psychedelics in psychiatry, enacting sweeping legislation to eradicate all “mind altering substances” that don't start with A and end with lcohol! Find out for yourself, what government has done to good science, here: http://www.psychedelic-library.org/thermenu.htm. Steam, electric, and hydrogen fueled cars' existence and expeditious progress have all been systematically stymied from making their intended and necessary impacts on our world, by super pac funded, bottom lined oriented monopolies. The very spiritually void mechanisms of capitalism we otherwise consider success stories. What would Jesus, Buddha, or Muhammad tell our material oriented, society dependent minds about our status quo, greed driven ignoring of God's most obvious tools granted His most Heavenly images? How are we not using our advanced iphone inventing minds, to better harness the wind, sun, algae and water of this planet as our main reproducible sources of energy? My God, It's Not Brain Surgery, Or Rocket Science! I suppose, it may in fact be the more insurmountable obstacle of our simple human “need” for self-preservation and procurement of unnecessary amounts of resources, that has kept my grandparents generation's finest humans on the outside looking in of God's true plan for us, while firmly towards the middle regions of their society's thick embrace.
Is it odd to presume, that science will unmask the physical pathways, and actual chemicals and actions necessary for our soul to leave the body on it's demise? It has! DMT is being isolated as the chemical that is produced in the center of the brain during near death experiences, the instant of death, and during those inexplicably lost hours of consciousness they call REM sleep. Interestingly enough, DMT is produced naturally within every living organism on earth. Learn more about DMT here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=c4FaDMak-TQ, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dimethyltryptamine, http://www.youtube.com/watchv=9ax9Z2VzmAo. If we can't ignore our being created in God's image, how can we be so bold as to presume these current evolutions in thought and scientific advancements aren't his plan? I'm sure His patience is lasting enough, to wait for us to realize the keys are growing all around us. How can we know, 2,000 years or so, after the first 30 year old recanting of Jesus' and Mary's ascentions into Heaven, what they used to achieve spiritual singularity? Wouldn't a scientist be able to reach back and search for the physics and chemistry involved in these events; along with the many other important Biblical characters' trips to the Heavens, or constant visions and conversations with Angels, Burning Bushes, and God Himself? Shouldn't we, as the forward thinking culture, be striving for the marrying of science and spirituality? Regardless of the researcher's intent, often one's own perception is the only obstacle left in denying the perpetual motion of scientific questioning, as the proof we've all at one point yearned for; that we as individuals, free of buildings or other people, can and should be opening our souls in an active search for God and His plans for us here, and elsewhere.
Is it odd to presume, that God would have put a world wide web of growing essence just under the soil, only manifested on the stumps of trees, and the dung of ungulate animals – in a manner truly beautiful in it's dualism and longevity – for means as a way every human can connect with our maker in a living body, but a spiritual realm? He has! Listen to the great bard of our times, teach about the ability to look inside ourselves, and to the earth, for the answers to life's great mysteries - Graham Hancock, here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=0qgMFO0KU-I, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-b6-0yW7Iaw
What stops my reasonable, God fearing relatives from exploring feelings and thoughts they have never conjured in a lifetime of experiences? I doubt they will ever try eating a different kind of mushroom, sitting in their safe and sound house with soothing music and no company, and search their brains and souls for a better understanding of their own consciousness, God, or themselves in relation to the world, and everyone around them. Why not? For the same reason I presume I don't seek out ways to make it a regular part of my life. Such actions would indeed, find one labeled a social deviant! We live smack dab in the pivot from a Roman planted seed of state controlled religion; into the awakening of the gnarly notions of spirituality that science will expose as real and God Given.... Exciting, no? Why should we let our culturally based fears of altering our consciousness, stemming from Ancient Rome's want for control over their subjects' desires and motivations to work and pray, hinder us from growing, eating or smoking what can only be referred to as Gifts From God? Or, for the love of all that is sacred, at the very least, the preservation and betterment of our lives, no matter which plant the medicine comes from? Have our pharmaceutical and health insurance structures become truly too big to fail? How do they keep winning this veiled battle for control over our bodies? By convincing the general public, medicines made in a laboratory are far more reliable than those plants used by our species for untold millennia? How long will we sit by and blindly abide this bullish encroachment on all things naturally good and Holy? I believe my Grandparents just missed the cream rising to the top...
Psilocybin's profound effects on end of life treatments, mood disorders, and spiritual encounters: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/unique-everybody-else/201209/psilocybin-and-personality, http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/unique-everybody-else/201210/psilocybin-and-brain-function, http://www.cnn.com/2010/HEALTH/09/06/magic.mushrooms.ease.anxiety/index.html
Then I failed them. As a grandson, as a human, and as a child of God....
Do these questions present nothing more to you, than a waste of your never retrievable precious minutes, because if these things were true, they would be in the Bible? They are, http://www.openbible.info/topics/fruit_of_the_tree_of_knowledge, http://www.openbible.info/topics/marijuana. Maybe these more obvious ones will do, but if not, truly try to imagine the thought of God doing the physically unimaginable acts Our Maker is attributed. Those are the moments science should begin to shine light on, opening doors to real spirituality through open-minded, methodical learning to be shared and embraced by all; not create clouds of combative cultures, or a midst of malcontent, but a new age of remembering what it means to know our spiritual selves... This universe is bigger than you, me, or our governments! How could there be a more conservative topic? Where is the Tea Party when you need them? The government can tell us which seeds are legal to plant and grow? How I find myself in the presence of the Lord, alone in my living room, is federally sanctioned? Personal sovereignty over of one's own consciousness has been legislated away? Is this what you call “freedom”?
Food for the Soul.....
Genesis 3:5 – For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.
Genesis 3:22 – Then the Lord God said, “ Behold, the man has become like one of us in knowing good and evil. Now, lest he reach out his hand and take also of the tree of life and eat, and live forever...”
Genesis 1:29 – And God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit. You shall have them for food”....the sixth day
Matthew 15:11 – “It is not what goes into the mouth that defiles a person, but what comes out of the mouth; this defiles a person”
1Corinthians 6:19-20 – Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.
Ephesians 5:18 – And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit
Matthew 15:12-14 - “...if the blind lead the blind, both will fall into a pit”
Revelation 22:1-2 – The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.
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