An Introduction to Permaculture (and Its Symbiotic Relationship with Agorism)

An Introduction to Permaculture (and Its Symbiotic Relationship with Agorism)

September 18th, 2016

By Tim Bryant

Guest writer for Wake Up World

One of the focuses of both The Last American Vagabond and Wake Up World has been to not only properly diagnose all the problems facing humanity at this current juncture, which undoubtedly is important, but also to evolve past that by discussing solutions to these problems. In the end, what’s the point of understanding all these problems if the alternative community is not going to step up to the plate and do something about it.

One of those real-life solutions that is incredibly powerful and totally plausible is permaculture. Originally rooting itself in the idea of “permanent agriculture”, the basic premise of permaculture is to build sustainable life systems — whether it’s food and water cultivation, community development, or technological implementation — that work within the natural laws of the universe, as opposed to systems that only benefit humanity, yet harm natural ecological systems.

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Conscious Eating for Star Souls

Conscious Eating for Star Souls

September 18th, 2016

By Trinity Bourne

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

I must admit that, like many of us, I long to shake off the limitations and restrictions of having a physical body. I yearn to fly free in the higher densities, dancing and twirling as an expression of the boundless soul that I am.

When I woke up, I began to feel this freedom in my everyday life, every time I closed my eyes and let go. The contrast between unleashing my soul and squeezing it back into my dense, physical body was a total mismatch. I just couldn’t squash my soul back in! So, I immediately embarked upon a journey to find a way that my soul could thrive whilst still having a physical body…

Eating Consciously has the power to reconnect us to the Universal Flow.

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Chocolate Covered Coconut Bliss Bars (Vegan, Gluten-Free, No-Bake)

Chocolate Covered Coconut Bliss Bars (Vegan, Gluten-Free, No-Bake)

28th August 2016

By Trinity Bourne

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

No matter what crazy things are going on in life, when I enter my kitchen, it’s a haven of peace. It’s my sanctuary from the ‘storm’, whatever what is going on in the crazy world ‘out there’. It’s my heartfelt expression of culinary alchemy. It brings me so much joy to see which ingredients want to dance together to create a recipe. Nothing is ever the same twice, most especially when I make no-bake sweet treats. It’s like a mystery that unfolds as I dance from one ingredient to the next.

Raw or no-bake treats have been something I’ve relished since the beginning of my conscious kitchen journey. I take great joy in knowing that each little morsel nourishes my mind, body and soul in some beneficial way. The recipe that I am sharing today is enriched with the blissful properties of coconut, sweetened with dates. It’s naturally gluten-free, totally plant-based and incredibly delectable. Like so many of my recipes, I first created this when catering for a group of beautiful souls on retreat. The response was priceless!

Please do check out the video I’ve made (below) and let’s do this together…

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Build Your Own Backyard Fire Pit: A Do-It-Yourself Guide

Build Your Own Backyard Fire Pit: A Do-It-Yourself Guide

27th August 2016

By Robin Horton

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

Bringing people together over the warm glow of an outdoor fire is a favored pastime. Sitting around a fire can allow family and friends to join together, and can serve as a self-efficient way of cooking select foods. Building a fire pit of your own is easy, and brings life to your outdoor space. But, to ensure that it is done safely and effectively requires a plan — and this step-by-step do-it-yourself guide from our friends at Fix.com will help you do it.

You’ll need a safe location, and a suitable style for your intended usage. Once you’ve chosen your place and type, you’ll need only limited tools and materials to create your homemade fire pit.

Are you ready to get fired up?

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Affordable, Eco-Friendly and Energy Efficient: How Re-Purposed Plastic Waste is Helping to Solve Humanity’s Housing Crisis

Affordable, Eco-Friendly and Energy Efficient: How Re-Purposed Plastic Waste is Helping to Solve Humanity’s Housing Crisis

22nd August 2016

By Carolanne Wright

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

“In Latin America, Africa and Asia 40% of people don’t have access to formal housing. In Bogota alone 750 tonnes of plastic is sent to landfill every day. It can take up to 500 years for plastic to biodegrade and 75% of plastic produced globally is either sent to landfill or not formally disposed of and so is left to pollute the environment.” ~ Unilever Sustainable Living

According to EcoWatch: Enough plastic is thrown away each year to circle the earth four times. Ninety-three percent of Americans age six or older test positive for the plastic chemical BPA. Billions of pounds of plastic can be found in our oceans, and all-out bans on plastic bags and bottled water are making little headway. To make matters worse, conventional recycling programs are ineffective at best; only two types of plastic are widely recyclable, and even then, it’s downgraded into other products which cannot be recycled further, eventually ending up in landfill, or worse, in the ocean, where plastic seriously harms wildlife, the ecosystem and our health.

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14 Ways to Protect Yourself from the New World Order (NWO) Agenda

14 Ways to Protect Yourself from the New World Order (NWO) Agenda

11th August 2016

By Paul A. Philips

Guest writer for Wake Up World

Desperate measures are indeed needed for desperate times. Big black totalitarian clouds loom on the horizon.

The price of ignorance towards the New World Order (NWO) agenda could be very costly. The psychopathic ruling elite own the banks, weapons, gold, drugs and oil, while having the politicians, police, military and mass media etc. in their pockets, and are further tightening that unrelenting grip on the control of our money, health, food, water, air, and all the related science and technology, for complete domination over the human populace. Fall for any of its carefully cultivated illusions and you could end up broke, losing property, seriously ill, or even end up dead.

In response, this is my heartfelt advice on how to prepare for your survival in the unpredictable, not too distant (potential) future. Here are 14 ways to protect you, your family and friends from the escalating NWO agenda.

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Tasty Recipe: Grain Free, Nut Free, Gluten Free Seed Crackers

Tasty Recipe: Grain Free, Nut Free, Gluten Free Seed Crackers

25th July 2016

By Elisha McFarland N.D.

Guest writer for Wake Up World

It may be hard to believe that foods so tiny can offer up a host of nutritional and healing benefits, but that’s just what these seeds do. Nutritionally they offer a health trifecta –healthy fats, protein and fiber.

Made from chia, sunflower, sesame, pumpkin and flax seeds, this grain-free, nut-free, gluten-free seed cracker recipe is a simple way to incorporate the health benefits of seeds into a tasty, versatile everyday snack.

Aside from being a great source of vitamins and minerals, there are numerous studies on the health benefits of adding seeds to your daily diet; benefits that include protecting your body against arthritis, diabetes, cancer, heart disease and stress.

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Futuristic Nano Fabric May Eliminate the Need to Do Laundry, But at What Cost to Human and Environmental Health?

Futuristic Nano Fabric May Eliminate the Need to Do Laundry, But at What Cost to Human and Environmental Health?

22nd July 2016

By Carolanne Wright

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

Standard methods of laundering clothing are rife with environmental problems, such as excessive water and electricity usage, as well as significant pollution. So when researchers develop innovative new fabrics that resist stains and soil — or do away with the need to launder altogether — it really does seem as if technology can rescue us from many of the ecological problems we face today. And yet, there’s usually a hidden drawback for every technological leap. In the case of futuristic and self-cleaning fabrics, a range of health and environmental consequences come into play.

The problem with modern laundry practices

Even with notable advancements in clothes washers and dryers, there’s still much to be desired in terms of wastefulness. A new, high-efficiency washer uses about 12 gallons of water per load and 25% less electricity than standard models. Older top-loading machines can require up to 45 gallons of water, whereas newer models use around 27 gallons. About 90% of total energy usage for any kind of washer is due to heating the water. However, the biggest energy drain comes not from a washing machine, but the dryer.

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10 Detox Water Recipes to Try at Home

10 Detox Water Recipes to Try at Home

14th July 2016

By Dr. Edward Group

Guest writer for Wake Up World

Detox water has become a wildly popular diet craze. Many hail it as a miracle diet and think it can support weight loss. Could this be a revolutionary new way to drop pounds and trim the physique, or is it just another fad diet? Let’s start by understanding what detox water is.

What Is Detox Water?

Detox water is basically water (I recommend distilled water) infused with fruits, vegetables, and/or herbs. Sometimes called infused water, many people use it as part of a body detox strategy.

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Honeybees Pick Up an Alarming Number of Pesticides from Non-Crop Plants, Purdue Researchers Find

Honeybees Pick Up an Alarming Number of Pesticides from Non-Crop Plants, Purdue Researchers Find

1st July 2016

By Carolanne Wright

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

Honeybees have had a hard time over the last several decades — colony collapse disorder, habitat destruction and exposure to increasing levels of chemicals in the environment. Approximately 40% of bee colonies in the U.S. perished last year, and the numbers are climbing.

Dr. Dennis van Engelsdorp, an entomologist from the University of Maryland, believes there are three factors influencing the decline in honeybees: The varroa mite, poor nutrition and pesticides. Researchers are especially concerned about the latest findings from Purdue University, which found honeybees pick up an ‘astonishing’ level of pesticides during their rounds — much higher than previously thought.

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How a “No-Till” Method Can Grow Vegetable and Fruit Gardens Without Irrigation, Fertilizer or Grueling Labor

How a “No-Till” Method Can Grow Vegetable and Fruit Gardens Without Irrigation, Fertilizer or Grueling Labor

By Carolanne Wright

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

Food self-sufficiency is a hot topic in the U.S. and beyond as our industrial agricultural system begins to crumble, poisonous conventional farming methods are brought to light and the crisis of our depleted topsoil looms ominously. In response to these threats, homesteading and community gardens are on the rise across the nation as people take control of both the quality and cost of their food. It’s a modern spin on the classic Victory Gardens of the past.

And yet, for anyone who has tilled, weeded and prepared their little patch of vegetable paradise, one aspect quickly becomes clear: growing your own food is work. Of the back-breaking kind. Truth be told, there’s quite a bit of maintenance involved once your green darlings begin to grow — insect and weed control, fertilizing to encourage healthy plants. I’ve also found that, unless you begin your plants from seed, growing your own food can be an expensive venture.

But what if we had a system in place that mimicked nature to such a degree that irrigation, fertilizer, farming equipment and hard labor were rendered obsolete? Where we could enjoy the most nutrient dense, succulent and flavorful produce for pennies on the dollar with minimal effort? This vision isn’t a pipe dream — it’s here now and simple to learn.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Regrowing Fruits and Vegetables from Kitchen Scraps

A Beginner’s Guide to Regrowing Fruits and Vegetables from Kitchen Scraps

4th June 2016

By Jenny Tabada

Guest writer for Wake Up World

Can food scraps be grown again? Turns out, the vegetables and fruits you’ve picked from the grocery stores or harvested from your own backyard can be given another take on life, and another. All you need is the right ideas on how to regrow these assumed ‘food wastes’ on your own, from cuttings you’d normally throw out as kitchen scraps.

And the best part is: re-growing fruits or vegetables from kitchen scraps is plain easy. You can even do it indoors or in your potting and garden sheds. And a few composting tricks will also help you make growing easier.

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