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5 Popular Beliefs That Are Holding Humanity Back

Humans believe in a lot of stupid shit, and we do something stupid as a result of those beliefs about, oh, once every five seconds. And sure, most of you reading this are educated types who don’t believe in Bigfoot or psychic readings, but there are a whole bunch of equally stupid/harmful superstitions out there that are so commonly held that we
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In fact, I’m something of an expert on this because I believe literally hundreds of idiotic things, and also because I wrote a ridiculous best seller about an apocalypse brought about by people believing in apocalypses. And I say that, in order to keep humanity from imploding, we have to give up believing .

5. That We’re Fulfilling a ProphecyThe headlines will make a lot more sense to you once you understand one simple fact: About 60 percent of Americans believe that Jesus Christ and his angels will descend from heaven and destroy the planet, and about 40 percent of Americans think it will happen within the next few decades.

Every decision they make, and every vote they cast, is done with this in mind. For instance, there is no reason not to drill all of the oil now, because who are we saving it for? The unsaved, who’ll be left behind when the demons roam free? Those heathens can walk.

I am not trying to disrespect anyone’s religion (and they’re not the only ones with apocalypse fever more on that in a moment), but personally, I do think that’s kind of weird.

And this affects your life. They that is, most people you pass on the street believe that the precursor to God tearing open the sky will be a sequence of political and military upheavals in the Middle East, mostly revolving around Israel, and that it is America’s
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This voting bloc is also the reason why, if you’re running for national office in the USA, criticizing Israel is political suicide. Many Christians believe the formation of the current state of Israel is the fulfillment of another biblical prophecy. That’s why you have evangelical leaders urging Israel not to negotiate any lasting peace in the region would render the prophecy null and void.

At this point
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Look at our pop culture how many futuristic movies automatically assume an impending collapse of human society? Just this year we’ve had Elysium (about an apocalyptic economic collapse), World War Z (zombie apocalypse), Oblivion (alien apocalypse), After Earth (environmental apocalypse), Pacific Rim (giant monster apocalypse), The Host (alien apocalypse), Dredd (societal breakdown in the wake of Armageddon), and The Purge (violent societal breakdown). On TV you’ve got The Walking Dead (zombie apocalypse) and Revolution (a world torn apart by a nonsensical plot and two dimensional characters). None of those are Christian shows, yet all assume that we’re living in the end times.

So in an era when things are going better than ever, we all assume it’s about to fall apart. And we also vote accordingly. Check out any poll about what issues voters are most worried about. At the top you find things like the economy, health care, and the situation in the Middle East. What you find waaaay down at the bottom (if at all) are issues about the environment, natural resources, and education. Because those things only affect the future world our children will live in, and that world is a savage wasteland anyway. It has been foretold, either
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So, with all due respect, fuck the apocalypse and everyone who believes in it. Let’s try to fix the world instead. But that isn’t easy, since most of us believe .

4. That the Ghost of a Different Person Is Living Inside UsNope, I’m not talking about demon possession here, or even belief in a soul. I’m talking about the thing you, the reader, believe in, regardless of religion (or lack of). Here, I’ll show you.

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I’m Finding Out

Is it really better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved at all? And what is love, actually?

So this month I’ve set my mind to figure it out!

It’s a little bit of science. Recently there was a program on TVO’s Mysteries of the Mind week, part of Alzheimer Awareness Month, about the science behind love. Love is actually an addiction to chemicals in our brain. When we are in love, our bodies produce cortisol, the same as when we’re in a dangerous situation, and it makes us crave more of whatever’s causing the rush; it also makes us blind to negativity (and not notice our partner’s faults, for instance).

What’s more, we can experience unconscious feelings of bonding after thrilling or scary experiences that make us fall in love with someone, which can explain why you might fall for someone you meet on a daring adventure like skydiving! Women produce more chemical reactions in their brains than men, making them feel love longer. And after sex, your brain can trigger feelings of romantic love, which may also explain why men have more casual partners than women do. But did you know you can feel the same sensation of being in love after taking a warm shower or bath, or even drinking a warm drink? Statistics show that single people take longer and hotter showers than couples! It’s fascinating how something that feels like conscious decision can actually be guided by unseen hormones and chemicals.

Love is a journey not a destination. Like life, love is about the path we take to get where we want to be, just
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For me, some of my favourite movies about love are Love Actually, Serendipity and Celeste and Jesse Forever co written by and starring Rashida Jones. Marilyn Monroe had a saying about this: "Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together."

Our capacity to love deepens with experience. Heinlein said, "The more you love, the more you can love and the more intensely you love." I completely agree! Every love we experience allows us to love deeper the next time. In the movie Her, a futuristic Joaquin Phoenix falls
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True love thrives on a solid foundation. Every relationship needs to be built on trust and respect, but love does especially because there’s so much at stake. We are most vulnerable in our love relationships; more so than our friendships. Who doesn’t have a friend they can argue with knowing they will always have your back? But in love, we can get insecure or jealous or afraid. The best way to share a true love with someone, and move past those issues, is to build the relationship on a solid foundation. I think that’s key to a healthy
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What will downtown Edmonton look like at the end of the decade

It all amounts to an unprecedented amount of construction for Edmonton, says Cory Wosnack, office leasing principal with Avison Young. "When you have billions of dollars of construction value being brought on stream within a five year period, that’s unheard of, not just in Canada, but in North America," he says. "Most people haven’t grasped the significance of it."

Several projects we know for sure are going ahead: The LRT expansion, the new arena district, the Royal Alberta Museum, expansions at MacEwan University and Norquest College, and various other condo and office towers.

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The Truth About Secret Societies

That we are all searching for enlightenment in our own way, and that each person finds it in different ways hence the need for so many kinds of secret organisations. This has been called a void that we need to somehow fill, an emptiness within each one of us that calls out for a higher being or state of consciousness. Some psychologists believe that this is an evolutionary aspect of our lives, that within us there is a constant urge to improve and a deep rooted hope. This hope makes us strive for more and thus we become the strongest and fittest of the species hence evolution.

But, there is a truth in this that has missed many. There is a void within us, quite literally. This void is the lack of the true enlightenment experience. There actually is a higher state of consciousness. If it were not so, then the
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The secret societies, and indeed, some religions of the globe have attempted over the millennia to bring us back to this state of consciousness, but they have more often than not utilised it for their own gain power. How do we know this? A quick study of the secret societies of the globe will show that the enlightenment experience has been used in every single occasion to draw people in and keep them.

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In one famous statement, Hasan, son of Sabah, the Sheikh of the Mountains and leader of the Assassins said to an official of the Emperors court, "You see that devotee standing guard on yonder turret top? Watch!"

The Sheikh made a signal and immediately the devotee threw himself off the mountain top precipice to his death. "I have seventy thousand men and women throughout Asia, each one of them ready to do my bidding."

In the first instance this is amazing control over the mind of another individual. In the second it implies that the Assassins were much older than this early appearance, with seventy thousand devotees cast throughout Asia. No society can set up seventy thousand devotees over night, it would take many years to cultivate this kind of following and it would also take a lot of convincing unless there were an easier method of control that is!

As if to mimic or indeed follow an older institution the Assassins went through a cycle of initiation based upon seven levels. This relates entirely to the seven chakra points of initiation in the close by Hindu tradition. A tradition based around the energy of the serpent. It was at the seventh level that the Assassins reached the great secret, that all mankind and all of creation were one and that everything was part of the whole. This great
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The Assassins are always linked, and rightly, to the Knights Templar. Both groups had dealings and a mutual respect. There are even monetary dealings between the two groups. Could it be that the Templars understood this greater secret and brought this "Holy Grail" of enlightenment back to Europe with them?

The whole process certainly relates to the serpent energy or fire of the ancients around the world, which as I already knew was related to the serpent cults I revealed in The Serpent Grail. But there is another piece of evidence, which relates to this. In the time of the second grand master, Buzurg Umid (Great Promise), was situated at Alamut, otherwise known as the Viper Nest. And there are further links to the Templars in that Buzurg Umid actually made a deal with King Baldwin II of Jerusalem, a man closely connected to the Templars. Indeed in 1129 the Templars and
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The secret rituals of the Templars and the accusations made against them would relate entirely to
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Also, the initiate ritual of the Sufi involved passing through a doorway of two pillars. This entrance symbolised the portal into a world of illumination, knowledge and enlightenment. If it is true that the Freemasons emerged from a font of Templar knowledge, then this could indeed be one of the origins for the twin pillars of the Mason guilds. It is also similar to the twin pillars that pilgrims to Mecca must pass through (Safa and Marwa).

Parsi (Persian Zoroastrianism) influence is also seen in the Kusti ritual where each day they would tie a sacred cord around their waist. The fact that the Templars were accused of holding a ritual with a sacred cord closely resembling the practice of the Zoroastrian Kusti, indicates a tradition of knowledge going back through thousands of years.

These traditions can also be seen in that great Roman religion of Mithraism where the initiate was marked with the sign of the cross of the forehead. This was to signify the sun and the place of illumination, the very same as that of the Hindu ancient Egyptians and tribal American to name a few.

Much of this ancient and supposedly secret teaching was passed eventually in what is known as Gnosticism. All Gnostics cannot be drawn into one bag, but there is a general theme that of illumination and enlightenment. The methods are now familiar to us. Many believed that through a frenzy they could achieve the ultimate state and others that by fasting and mediation they would be drawn closer to god. The results were the same; a deeper understanding of themselves and the belief that they were in touch with god. This ecstasy would invigorate, and like being in a Nexus, the initiate would constantly want to re achieve this state, thus keeping him in the fold. The experience being so very real to the religious mind that they truly believed they were in communion with god. And this is why I constantly draw a line at the kundalini, because it has dangers that its proponents not only refuse to see, but can see because of its very nature!

The various methods used to access this altered state are very ancient. The ritual abstinence from food was as old as man. Practiced in the rituals of Eleusis the initiate would undergo a prolonged period of fasting and then followed by a period of waiting. This increased the sense of anticipation and heightened the mind, which would create the event in their mind before it actually occurred. No leader could ask for more. Eventually, the initiate was lead into the Temple where they enjoyed a ritualistic meal and thus great effects were produced in the body with increased levels of sugar in the blood, the mind almost in a trance state. There was whirling like the dervish, sleep inducing drinks and play acting by the great and seemingly powerful priests. Sacred objects and sacred words were then, at this point of heightened state, would be revealed. The age and breadth of this system of indoctrination can be seen in the closing words, "Cansha om pacsha", a Sanskrit term. Indeed, it is accepted by scholars that these rituals emerged in India from the ancient Brahmins. Strangely, these rituals also involved a sevenfold cord that marked the passing of the initiate.

As Aristotle himself wrote, "Those who are being initiated do not so much learn anything, as experience certain emotions, and are thrown into a special state of mind."

This "special state of mind" was a plasticity of the initiate that the priests could bend and manipulate to their own ends; just as the Old Man of the Mountain manipulated the Assassins. The initiate truly believed he or she had visited other worlds.

All these methods and means to manipulation were passed on through time into all manner of modern secret societies. In the High Priesthood of Thebes, a society first revealed in Germany in the 18th century, it was written of the initiate, "He was led to two high pillars between which stood a griffin driving a wheel before him. The pillars symbolised east and west, the griffin the sun and the wheel the four spokes of the four seasons. He was taught the use of the level and instructed in geometry and architecture. He received a rod, entwined by serpents and the password Heve (serpent), and was told the story of the fall of man." The symbols within this initiation are now obvious and ancient.

In the initiations and rituals of Witches similar themes are found. Whirling, dancing and a general build up to frenzy, would bring the participant into a general trance state known today as catharsis. This was helped along with drugs, such as the "ointment" used by the Witches to help them fly and which contained hyoscine. The leader would then guide them through a set piece ritual of words and incantations leading to complete mind control. Such control indeed, that like many religions, the participant would often give up their own family and friends. This is the origin of what we call in modern times a cult and it can now be realised just how hard it is to cult break.

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How to Ensure a Good Polyurethane Finishing for the Basement

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Exhibition gives Canberrans a sneak peek at IKEA store

A pop up exhibit filled with Byholma armchairs, Hektar pendant lamps and jars of Lingonberry jam has opened to give Canberrans a first taste of what to expect when IKEA hits the capital.

The Explore IKEA exhibition details the history of the Swedish furniture giant as the countdown continues to its Majura Park store opening later this year.

Store manager Mark Mitchinson said the company had held similar exhibitions in other parts of the world in the lead up to a store opening, but the ACT space was the first in Australia.

"We want to give the people of Canberra something special."

Wooden "concept houses" erected in the space contain displays of traditional Scandinavian design, IKEA design processes and products including fabrics and Swedish food items.

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500 new college places created

Colleges in Scotland will benefit from the creation of 3,500 new places thanks to a multi million pound funding package announced today.

Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon visited West College Scotland in Paisley to announce 13 million in funding to create the additional provision.

The cash has been made available by the Scottish Government via the Scottish Funding Council’s Skills for a Competitive Workforce project, and European Social Fund.

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Visiting West College Scotland’s Institute of Construction and Engineering, Ms Sturgeon said:

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"To secure sustained economic growth, Scotland needs to have a skilled and adaptable workforce. It is this type of joint investment that will help us meet this ambition.

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Commenting on the additional funding, Liz Connolly, Vice Principal, Corporate Development at West College Scotland, said:

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"We will use this additional funding to support our employability activity, especially for 16 to 19 year olds. In particular, we will be looking for opportunities to invest in some of the key growth sectors of the Scottish economy renewable energy, creative industries, and food and drink.

"It’s an important part of our remit to work with local employers, respond to their needs and meet their training requirements. This money will help us do that, to the benefit of the communities we serve."

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During her visit the Deputy First Minister is meeting three West College Scotland students who are doing a 12 week course in construction, providing them with a professional qualification in the shape of an SQA Intermediate 2 National Progression Award (Construction). This involves 27 to 30 hours per week for eight weeks in college, and four weeks work experience.
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Mathew left school last May and worked for a short time in a charity shop in Partick in . He was keen to get a full time job and had also been trying to get into college, eventually securing a place through Youth Employability Scotland. Mathew says he’s thoroughly enjoying his time at West College Scotland and is confident his time
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5 Black Friday Myths the Media Wants You to Believe

The alarms start going off at 3:30 in the morning. Soon to be shoppers stumble angrily out of bed with fanny packs of coupons strapped to their waists. Coffee begins working its way through the Thanksgiving themed traffic jam in your entrails. Showers are neglected. Puppies are kicked. Bleary eyed motorists start pulling out of driveways, and it becomes official. The Holiday Shopping Season has begun.

Even if you don’t make the trip to the mall every Black Friday, you probably assume everyone out there is fighting through waves of toy riots and security guards to be the first ones in line. In reality, most of what you believe about Black Friday is a myth, right down to the day it falls on.

Why else would the local news cover something as boring as shopping? You also may have heard, or just assumed, that online shopping was taking a bite out of Black Friday’s lead over every other day of the year. This makes sense because it offers an alternative for people who don’t want to suffer through long lines and threats of death by stampede. Just shop from home on any other day of the year, right?"I’ve already been at this two hours and I’ve only had to gouge one person’s eyes out!"

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Of course, stories about how everyone’s out spending money weren’t drawing complaints from the advertisers.

Black Friday finally did become the top revenue earner in 2003 by giving people who would rather stay home with their family a way to get at the deals.

So the story that the media had been reporting for years that Black Friday is the biggest shopping day of the year finally came true, and suddenly they want to complicate it with a bunch of other days when you have to remember to wear riot gear to the mall.

This is because of a new strategy among retailers to make holiday shopping into a four week period. In 2010, Cyber Monday took in over a billion dollars in online revenue, the largest amount for any day in history.

Presumably, when Cyber Monday officially takes the biggest shopping day title from Black Friday, we’ll start hearing about how Cyber Monday is in danger of losing its spot as the hottest shopping day of the year to "Tip Jar Tuesdays," when consumers just empty their wallets into jars by the cash register."Dump your cash on the pile and piss right off."

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