CIGARETTE vs BREAD

A battle of convenient truths:

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Salvia World Peace Solution

In a video below a guy describes the effects of smoking salvia divinorum and explains his visions of the spiritual world.

After watching this video came this thought: Maybe it’s not a bad idea afterall to legalize some drugs in the name of peace? Maybe we need a law that forces politicians to smoke a pipe of Sacred Salvia or Blue Water Lilly every day before they go to work?  Imagine how peacefull the world woud be.

The City of Dawn

This spring I am leaving Berlin and moving to Auroville , India. This is a place where one can be free of moral and social conventions that promotes alternative lifestyles, creativity and spirituality based on the principles of New Consciousness.

Below is a piece of agenda information from a weekly Aurovillian news bulletin (Feb. 2007 issue) that I found quite interesting.

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CIRHU – Centre for International Research in Human Unity
Within the framework of their activities, a large number of Aurovilians do original work and research which aspires to a
high level of consciousness. We wish to create a living Aurovilian record for Auroville’s research and make it available to
Auroville and the world at large.
The purpose is to develop an informational database which documents the work and research activities, describes their
histories, the problematic and challenges encountered, and indicates their current situation. This living record will be a
platform accessible inside Auroville and throughout the world in order to give visibility to what Auroville has realized.
All areas of the lives of Aurovilians will be represented: architecture, construction, education, social and educational
initiatives, agriculture and forestry, green work, water treatment, energy preservation, craftsmanship, languages, music
and artistic expressions, food and nutrition, health and healing, new economy, yoga of life, human and spiritual unity,
etc.
With this living record, CIRHU will also become a platform which connects the “experimental laboratory” that is Auroville
to all those in the world who are moving in a same direction, a platform of expression and exchange endowed with total
freedom and spirituality.
We ask for your collaboration in making available the fruits of your labour during the two initial steps of this work:
1. Participate in developing a list of the past and current work and research at Auroville as you know them;
2. Work with us in the process of recording the work and research that you have accomplished over time.
Thank you very much for your participation.

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One of the many other remarkable concepts of Auroville is its master plan, laid out in form of a galaxy – a galaxy in which several ‘arms’ seem to unwind from a central region. In interviews with Auroville Today in 1988 and in 1992, Roger Anger explained how this plan came into existence.

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Zen and the Art of emotional mapping

I finally started my own emotional mapping thingy – My Life’s Ups & Down project – by rating the mood of each day of my life. The rating scale is from 1 to 10 (the best). The actual software program is still under development (screenshots), but I decided not to waste time and start recording the data now (since 1 feb. 2007) and publishing it on my other blog (mylifesupsanddowns.wordpress.com). It’s a kind of open source project so if you would like to know more about it or willing to contribute in its development as an investor or with your skills and time – I would would give that day a tenner!

Namaste.

SMOKERS CAN SUE THEIR COVERNMENTS

because the latest anti-smoking ad campaign with explicit evil graphic health warnings on cigarettes is illegal, immoral and counter productive. The ad campaign has been introduced already in Canada and Australia… soon it comes out in Europe too. I am not against banning ALL tobacco advertising or creating more smoke free places, but this subhuman campaign is where I draw the line. Negativity only breeds negativity. If the health authorities and various anti-smoking groups really want to help out their smoking fellow citizens to quit, they should adopt a more respectful, sensible and positive approach. In this video I suggest a new strategy.

Ray Anderson addresses his fellow “plunderers”

I just love the man’s speech. This a scene from a famous Canadian documentary “The Corporation“. Filmed addressing some industrial colleagues as “fellow plunderers”, Ray Anderson (the CEO of ‘world’s biggest carpet manufacturer’ Interface) advocates a total rethink of the way that corporations view natural resources and aims for his own company to be entirely sustainable by 2020.