News-in-Transition

29 June 2017

 - Ireland is to ban onshore fracking, making it one of a few countries to prohibit the gas extraction method in an effort to preserve the environment.

The Petroleum and Other Minerals Development (Prohibition of Onshore Hydraulic Fracturing) Bill 2016 will be signed into law by President Michael D. Higgins, after it passed in the Seanad (Senate) on Wednesday, following its passing in the Dail (Parliament) in May.

Fracking is the process of extracting gas from shale rock using high-pressure water and chemicals. The chemicals used in this process can damage the environment and groundwater, while the process can release methane gases.

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28 June 2017

 - Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin recently completed a comprehensive study illustrating the effects of smartphones on the human brain. What they found was that ‘smart’ phones actually make us dumb.

According to the study,having a smartphone around is a definitive way to lower our cognitive ability.

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28 June 2017

Delley-Portalban, Broye, Canton Fribourg, Switzerland - More info and pics at the Crop Circle Connector

27 June 2017

 - Winter, spring, summer or fall – you don’t need to garden at all! Because IKEA has really gone and done it now. Heck, you don’t even need any soil to create your own produce. Or a yard.

Right on the heels of releasing free urban garden plans that can feed a community, IKEA released a series of dream cultivators with the self-sufficient individual of any skillset in mind.

The hydroponic gardens come with everything needed – seeds, plugs for seedlings, sprouting plates, shelving and one can even get water and LED lights for the perfect hydroponic’ing – is that a word yet?

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27 June 2017

 - On Wednesday, the EU's top court said that a vaccine could be considered defective if there is "specific and consistent evidence," including the time between a vaccine's administration and the occurrence of a disease, the individual's previous state of health, the lack of any family history of the disease and a significant number of reported cases of the disease occurring following vaccination.

​Each chosen point listed by the court for its consideration spells bad news for the European vaccine industry. Ample evidence can be regularly found regarding a vaccination being the culprit for an individual's slide into one of many specific ill-health conditions listed on the vaccine's patient information leaflet.

The EU court case was carryed over from a French case of a man who was immunized against hepatitis B in late 1998-99. About a year later Mr. J.W., as he is referred to in the documents, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. In 2006, he and his family sued vaccine-maker Sanofi Pasteur in an attempt to be compensated for the damage they claim he suffered due to the vaccine. Mr. J.W. died in 2011.

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26 June 2017

karimic-tools-144 - 6/25 ~ Mars (passion & desire) ~square~ Jupiter (enthusiasm & excess): This energy can be expressed one of two ways (like most) - you can over-extend your Self and your resources being overly optimistic without actually doing any planning or work, relying on luck alone and unfortunately, this expression will basically make you pay double (in more ways than one) down the road. The better way to express this energy is to think of what you are doing today that can benefit you in the future...

 - 6/26 ~ Mars (desires & actions) ~trine~ Neptune (dreams & visions): This energy is good for spiritual exploration, digging deeper into your place in the Cosmos and in relation to others. Your energy is best turned inward, as you find just how much who you are and what you want has changed over recent years and using this energy to infuse more depth into your heart's desires...

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26 June 2017

 - Studies of human populations suggest that our health and longevity could be affected by the diets and experiences of our grandparents. For example, studies of a small community in northern Sweden where detailed historical records were kept found correlations between food availability for one generation and the mortality rate for that generation's grandchildren.

But the exact nature of these effects and how they are transmitted across generations remain unclear. In Susan Strome's lab at UC Santa Cruz, research on a tiny roundworm called C. elegans is helping to solve this puzzle.

A key question has been whether such changes can be passed across generations. The idea that epigenetic modifications can cause changes in gene expression that are transmitted from one generation to the next is known as "transgenerational epigenetic inheritance." It is a revolutionary concept that remains somewhat controversial despite mounting evidence to back it up.

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25 June 2017

 - Utility companies—electric, natural gas and water—have retrofitted AMI Smart Meters, which are devastating human health. Here is a video, which describes and details what’s going on from AMI Smart Meters. It is the most comprehensive video I have found to date, so I encourage everyone to view it.

Pregnant women must hear the reasons why they should not sleep in a bedroom that has non-thermal radiation waves from smart meters penetrating it. Smart meters use a 905 Megahertz frequency that apparently is dumbing down those who are exposed to them.

Regular Dect phones base stations produce strong radiation fields. Energies were measured up to six hundred times more than the set standards! EMF trauma to blood cells (rouleaux formation) is verified in this video.

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25 June 2017

 - Every time a terrorist attack occurs in Europe, it is met with an abundance of media coverage, and each victim is mourned by the public on a grand scale. However, the concern for the loss of innocent life appears to be almost nonexistent when the United States kills more civilians in one month than terrorist attacks in Europe have killed in the last 12 years.

A group monitoring the Syrian conflict reported on Friday that airstrikes launched by the United States-led coalition in Syria have killed 472 civilians from May 23 to June 23.

In the last 30 days, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that the provinces with the largest death tolls were Deir Ezzor with 222 civilian deaths, including 84 children, and Raqqa with 250 civilian deaths, including 53 children. The Observatory also noted that the latest figure is more than double the previous month, which was around 225 civilian deaths.

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24 June 2017

 - After decades of a drug war, authoritarianism and hundreds of billions of dollars, scientists are finally starting to discover what 20-year-old hippie kids bouncing from festival to festival could have told them all along: magic mushrooms help with depression.

A study that was published in the Lancet details an experiment that involved 12 human volunteers who had been struggling with depression for over 17 years on average. None of the participants had found relief with standard treatments such as SSRIs even if they had undergone multiple rounds. Psilocybin mushrooms, however, were able to lift that severe depression in every single one of the volunteers.

“This is the first time that psilocybin has been investigated as a potential treatment for major depression,” says lead study author Dr Robin Carhart-Harris of the Imperial College London, where the study took place. “Treatment-resistant depression is common, disabling and extremely difficult to treat. New treatments are urgently needed, and our study shows that psilocybin is a promising area of future research.”

What is even more noteworthy is that the depression lifted considerably after just one treatment and it did so for every single person in the study.

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23 June 2017

 - There is nothing more telling about the gap between allopathic medicine and shamanic healing than the way they approach the beginning and ending of life. In our intimidating and impersonal hospitals, the pregnant woman is considered sick. She lies in a sterile room and is provided with painkillers to avoid experiencing the pain of birth.

According to the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics, 32.2 percent of all women choose to do a costly cesarean section under anesthesia. Rarely are family members allowed to be present to support her. Once the baby is out, he is taken away, separated from his mother, and fed with sugar water.

Indigenous societies celebrate the newborn’s arrival with welcoming ceremonies. On one of my trips to Brazil’s Rio Negro, I learned about one of those welcoming ceremonies. As our riverboat landed inthe small port of a tiny town on the river, I spotted a small store selling the native arts and craft of the Waimiri-Atroari. One of the items that caught my eyes was a beautiful brown and white woven hammock made of swita, a special strong river grass. I opened it up, and to my surprise there was a big hole in the middle of it. I asked the young, native attendant why the hammock was made this way.

“Oh, this is a birthing hammock,” she giggled as she saw my confused face. “When the woman is ready to give birth, her family hangs this hammock between two trees and digs a deep hole in the earth below. The woman sits in the hammock, positioning her vulva over the hammock opening. When the baby comes out, before they clean him up, he is lowered into the hole to be greeted by Mother Earth first. He is then given to his human mother to be breastfed. Then her nutrient-rich placenta is buried in the pit, connecting the two mothers and enriching the earth.” During all of this, a group of women celebrate the arrival of the new member of the community. What a remarkable difference.

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Calendar of Events

Group healing events for the remainder of 2017:

21 August - Total Solar Eclipse

22 September - Equinox

21 December - Solstice

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