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The Consciousness Revolution

By Graham Hancock

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

Consciousness is one of the great mysteries of science – perhaps the greatest mystery. We all know we have it, when we think, when we dream, when we savour tastes and aromas, when we hear a great symphony, when we fall in love, and it is surely the most intimate, the most sapient, the most personal part of ourselves. Yet no one can really claim to have understood and explained it completely. There’s no doubt it’s associated with the brain in some way but the nature of that association is far from clear. In particular..

How do these three pounds of material stuff inside our skulls allow us to have experiences?

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The First Amendment – The REAL Patriot Act

By Ethan Indigo Smith

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

Law is meant to protect the inalienable rights of people. But the Patriot Act acts. It does not protect human rights. It is not real patriotism. It imposes the will of institutional government upon people, at the expense of the rights inherent to our humanity.

The First Amendment in the U.S.A. Bill of Rights is the original patriot act. The First Amendment is the formula for true patriotism; a prescription to non-violently oppose monopolistic isms, and isms of all sorts. It is the way in which change is conducted without hostile confrontation. In this way, the First Amendment is the very definition of patriotism.

There are five distinct parts to the First Amendment. These five distinctions spell out five separate rights of freedom, and five stages essential to patriotic action: think, seek, speak, stop, act.

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A Guide to Unity: Transcending the Illusion of Disconnection

By Phillip J. Watt

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

A Guide to Unity

If reality is unified, then we must also accept that everything is essentially equal.

Spirituality is a very personal affair regardless of the various pathways that one may take or disciplines that one may adhere to. Yet even though there is an abundance of different belief systems and avenues for spiritual endeavour, there is one universal agreement between them – the principle of unity.

Transcending the illusion of disconnection is a personal path.

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New Moon in Aquarius – The 5th Element

21st January 2015

By Simon Vorster

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

The zodiac does not enact life, it merely reflects it.

The 20th of January marks the arrival of the Sun and Moon into the constellation Aquarius. Another celestial cycle has come to an end and with it comes the unfolding of the next chapter in our current awakened state. It is time to break free from the norms and embrace your own personal liberty.

This month’s cycle brings with it some amazing celestial gifts that I am sure many of you have been waiting for. Although in typical Uranian fashion, the route to accessing the truth that is available is delivered to us in an offbeat and fragmented way. The next two months will have a heavy influence on how and where we start steering the ship as we delve deeper into the year of 2015. I encourage you to stay and digest the information contained in this report as there is a lot to cover. Are you ready?

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STOP! Nuclear War Ahead

21st January 2015

By Sergey Baranov

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

“I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.” ~ Albert Einstein

When years ago I heard Lyndon LaRouche saying that if Barack Obama remains in power then a thermonuclear war with Russia is to be expected, I thought LaRouche was crazy (1). I couldn’t see a connection between the two. Then, when more recently I heard Gerald Celente, a top trends forecaster who spoke of the first great war of the 21st century, I was skeptical as well. (2) However, considering the tendencies we see today, both men above should be given credit.

It was quite shocking to hear president Obama speaking at the nuclear summit about Russia’s actions being a problem while in the same context expressing his concern for a nuke exploding in Manhattan – a dangerous rhetoric to hear from any politician, let alone from the president of the United States. (3)

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3 Ways Endocrine Disruptors Destroy Your Health

By Dr. Edward F. Group

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

Your endocrine system is your main hormone regulator and endocrine disruptors are chemicals that throw it out of whack. Chemicals like BPA and phthalates are infiltrating our lives at an ever increasing rate.[1] [2]Considering that hormones control everything from metabolism to sleep, protecting it from disruption should be a top priority.

Endocrine Disruptors to Avoid

Plastics are the main source for endocrine disruptors but they’re not the only culprits. Paper receipts, money, tin cans, and electronics are all common, everyday products that contain endocrine disrupting chemicals. Let’s take a look at a few ways endocrine disruptors are destroying our health.

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Happiness Comes from Giving and Helping, Not Buying and Having

By Steve Taylor Ph.D

Materialism doesn’t lead to well-being, but altruism does.

So many of us strive so hard for material success that you might think there was a clear relationship between wealth and happiness. The media and our governments encourage us to believe this, since they need us to keep earning and spending to boost economic growth. From school onwards, we’re taught that long term well-being stems from achievement and economic prosperity – from ‘getting on’ or ‘making it’, accumulating more and more wealth, achievement and success.

Consequently, it comes as a shock for many people to learn that there is no straightforward relationship between wealth and well-being. Once our basic material needs are satisfied (i.e. once we’re assured of regular food and adequate shelter and a basic degree of financial security), wealth only has a negligible effect on well-being.

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Release the Ego – Transform the World

By Nanice Ellis

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

There is enough for everyone. Our magnificent earth provides an abundance of food, energy, natural medicine, and building supplies that could easily meet the needs of everyone on this planet. Mother Earth does not charge money for any of these things, but our artificial economic system creates lack, scarcity and a slave civilization. We are killing our world and ourselves with poison food, toxic water, and polluted air, not to mention depression, anxiety, poverty and a host of other socio-economic issues – all caused or related to the global economic system.

It appears very easy to blame corrupt world leaders, governments, corporations and a host of other problematic sources — but the system continues because we agree to it. Perhaps, our agreement is complacent, but nonetheless, our lack of non-agreement perpetuates the dysfunction.

So the question is, “What is it about each of us that makes us comply and go along – enabling the corrupt and moral-less?”

This article is about healing the inner wound that keeps us individually and collectively hooked into that system, because until that healing occurs the system will not change.

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Is ‘Organic Ready’ Corn a Solution for GMO Cross-Contamination?

By Carolanne Wright

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

With increasing demand on the global market for foodstuffs free of genetically modified organisms, U.S. farmers face a serious economic dilemma. Even those who grow non-GMO conventional or organic crops are at risk for economic losses due to cross-contamination with genetically modified pollen. Corn shipments rejected by China, which were contaminated with the genetically modified Bt gene, have already cost American farmers over $4 billion since November 2013. Projections indicate that these losses will only gain momentum as more people wake up to the dangers of GMOs around the world. Outright GMO bans have already been implemented by several countries like France, Russia and China.

Creative solutions are needed — and soon. As luck would have it, plant breeder Frank Kutka has been working for nearly 15 years to develop a breed that has the ability to prevent cross-contamination in corn.

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5-HTP: Prozac’s True Alternative

By the late James South, MA

Courtesy of Aging Matters Magazine

5-HTP (otherwise known as 5-hydroxytryptophan or Oxitriptan) is the less well known cousin of serotonin (5-HT), one of the most important brain neurotransmitters.

5HTP vs. Tryptophan

L-Tryptophan is first converted to 5-HTP in nerve cells by a vitamin B3 dependent enzyme, and then 5-HTP is converted to 5-HT by a vitamin B6 dependent enzyme. Yet thanks to modern science, we can now take preformed 5-HTP, with many consequent advantages.

5-HTP passes through the blood brain barrier into the brain far more easily than Tryptophan, and getting Tryptophan through the blood brain barrier is the main bottleneck, which in many people leads to inadequate brain serotonin levels.

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