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    If you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything.

    The question is not whether we will be extremists, but what kind of extremists we will be. The nation and the world are in dire need of creative extremists.

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Alice Walker’s Thoughts on Christmas

From the new Centre of the Psyclone blog

Anything We Love Can Be SavedAlice Walker is one of my favourite wordsmiths. Her collection of essays Anything We Love Can Be Saved is a great read and covers loads of ground, as you might expect from a woman who not only writes, but also campaigns on behalf of the oppressed, be they African women suffering the tradition of cliteradectomy or Palestinians living in the largest open-air prison in the world, Gaza (she was with the international Freedom Flotilla that went out to challenge the Israeli blockade following the murder of members of the first flotilla by Israeli forces).

My Face To The Light – Thoughts on Christmas is one of those essays. I’ve taken the liberty of scanning and compiling the pages into a PDF. Just click on the link.

More seasonal stuff to follow.

Peace

Natural Cures “They” Don’t Want You To Know About

Medical science has absolutely, 100 percent, failed in the curing and
prevention of illness, sickness, and disease.

Don’t agree with that statement? Consider the following:

• More people get colds and flus than ever before.
• More people get cancer than ever before.
• More people have diabetes than ever before.
• More people have heart disease than ever before.
• More people have multiple sclerosis, lupus, muscular dystrophy,
asthma, migraine headaches, joint, neck, and back pain than ever
before.
• More people have acid reflux, ulcers, and stomach problems than
ever before.
• More women have menopause problems than ever before.
• More women have more frequent PMS and more severe PMS than
ever before.
• More kids have attention deficit disorder and hyperactivity than
ever before.
• More people have chronic fatigue than ever before.
• More people have insomnia than ever before.
• More people have bad skin, acne, and dandruff than ever before.
• More people suffer from depression, stress, and anxiety
• More men and women suffer from sexual dysfunction and infertility
than ever before.
• More people suffer from allergies, arthritis, constipation, fibromyal-
gia, cold sores, and herpetic breakouts than ever before.
• More men suffer from prostate problems than ever before.
• More women suffer from yeast infections than ever before.

Yet surprisingly enough…

• There are more people going to visit doctors than ever before.
• There are more people getting diagnostic testing, such as blood
tests and X-rays, than ever before.
• More people are taking nonprescription and prescription drugs
than ever before.
• Not only are more people taking drugs, but each person is taking
more drugs than ever before.
• There are more surgeries performed than ever before.

What conclusion do the above facts logically lead to? Standard medical science is failing. More people are getting medical treatment, taking more drugs, having more diagnostic testing and having more surgeries than ever before in history. Yet more people are getting sick than ever before in history. Medical science is failing in the curing and prevention of illness, sickness, and disease.

Why?

As George Carlin once said, there’s a reason, there’s a reason, there’s a reason…

The reason is connected with another fact: The only winners in the cure and prevention of disease are the drug companies and the health-care companies themselves. The drug companies’ profits are at an all-time high.

A healthy person never has to take a drug. A healthy person never has to have surgeries. A healthy person has no cancer, diabetes, or heart disease. A healthy person lives without illness, sickness, or disease. Most people have no idea how good their body is designed to feel. We have been brainwashed into believing that it is natural for a human being to get colds and flus, have aches and pains, and have major medical problems like cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. We are also brainwashed into believing that it’s “natural” to take drugs. We are programmed to believe that it is normal and natural to take drugs and that we “need” drugs in order to be healthy.

But there are all-natural cures for virtually every disease and ailment. But if trillions of dollars in scientific research has failed in producing ways to prevent and cure illness and disease, and all-natural inexpensive prevention methods and cures do exist, why aren’t we hearing about them? The answer may surprise you.

Natural Cures “They” Don’t Want You To Know About (Free ebook – right click to download the PDF)

Psyclone – New Ebook Edition

Updated Psyclone 2nd Edition Cover

Announcing the release of a new edition of Psyclone. The new eformat-only edition has been developed to enhance reader interactivity. Using hyperlinked footnote referencing throughout the story, readers can now interact with the novel and directly access the information in the comprehensive appendix database. Each appendix entry features an active link to online research sources of supporting and additional information, which allows a complete utilisation of the novel as a reference resource as was its intended function

To celebrate the release, the ebook is available free for a limited period from The Centre of the Psyclone

A modern-day adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s, The Little Match Girl

 

 

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Foreword to A Little Matched World by Shyam Mael

With this adaptation I have taken a double liberty. The first, the adaptation itself, I feel is excused by the second, a presumption that Andersen’s intentions when he wrote The Little Match Girl in 1845 mirrored mine when I adapted it in 2008. My intentions were, as they still are, to insert a pause into the robotic excesses of the season, and inspire a thought for those whose circumstances give them little reason to celebrate. More often than not it is the combination of circumstance that results in people being homeless and living on the streets. Seeing someone sleeping rough on a wet and wintry night quickly exposes that lie dished up by one hypocritical politician after another, that such a life is a lifestyle choice made through laziness.

The story is free. Should it move you, let that movement flow into some concrete action. Every one of us can do something to make a positive difference.

Please pass it on, it is after all a seasonal tale.

A Little Matched World can be freely downloaded in a variety of formats from The Internet Archive.

 

Where There is no Dentist

Earlier in the year the post Where There is no Doctor provided readers with the medical handbook of the same name, arguably one of the most useful medical handbooks available. The handbook, which has been used as a resource by many aid workers worldwide, is also  a valuable resource for anyone who is interested or involved in improving health and medical care anywhere, independently from the medical industry.

Where There is no Dentist has been written for the same reason, (incidentally, by the prompting of Murray Dickson by David Werner, author of Where There is no Doctor), and, like that book, in the belief that:

  1. Health care is not only everyone’s right, but everyone’s responsibility.
  2. Informed self-care should be the main goal of any health program or activity.
  3. Ordinary people provided with clear, simple information can prevent and treat most common health problems in their own homes—earlier, cheaper, and often better than can doctors.
  4. Medical knowledge should not be the guarded secret of a select few, but should be freely shared by everyone.
  5. People with little formal education can be trusted as much as those with a lot. And they are just as smart.
  6. Basic health care should not be delivered, but encouraged.

Download the book from here, read it, share it, save it on that memory stick/flash drive that you’re saving all that other information that might well prove useful in a Post-Event scenario (after the shit’s hit the fan!) Don’t worry about copyright infringements, Hesperian, the publisher of the both handbooks mentioned (and more), ‘encourages others to copy, reproduce, or adapt to meet local needs any or all parts of this book, including the illustrations, provided that the parts reproduced are distributed free or at cost – not for profit.’  Kinda restores your faith, don’ it.

Knowledge is power, your ignorance is their bliss

Where There Is No Doctor…

Where there is no doctor: a village health care handbook by David Werner was first published in English in 1977. It is a handbook designed primarily for nonphysicians in the Third World, and has become a feature in the resource kit of many aid workers worldwide. Anyone who is interested or involved in improving health and medical care anywhere, independently from the medical industry, will find this a valuable resource. The authors have presented information clearly and in simple language for ordinary persons to use in preventing and treating most common health problems in their own homes.

From the introduction:

This handbook has been written primarily for those who live far from medical
centers, in places where there is no doctor. But even where there are doctors, people can and should take the lead in their own health care. So this book is for everyone who cares. It has been written in the belief that:

  1. Health care is not only everyone’s right, but everyone’s responsibility.
  2. Informed self-care should be the main goal of any health program or activity.
  3. Ordinary people provided with clear, simple information can prevent and treat most common health problems in their own homes—earlier, cheaper, and often better than can doctors.
  4. Medical knowledge should not be the guarded secret of a select few, but should be freely shared by everyone.
  5. People with little formal education can be trusted as much as those with a lot. And they are just as smart.
  6. Basic health care should not be delivered, but encouraged.

Where There Is No Doctor has been translated into more than 80 languages and is used by village health workers in over 100 countries.

The following is a review of the book. The page also contains a variety of other video productions and links concerned with survival, all of which if taken in in a timely manner could make all the difference in an ‘event scenario’, which from this point on I’ll refer to as when the shit hits the fan (SHTF)

Where There Is No Doctor can be downloaded from here and from the publisher’s website www.hesperian.org

Self-Reliance

Ralph Waldo Emerson entered Harvard in 1817. In 1841, he published his first volume of essays, including Self-Reliance. The essay deals with an essential paradox of life: that to live at peace in society we must in fact break with society. To be approved of, we must act without regard to others’ approval. To win the support of others, we must act alone.

Richard Brodie, developer of the Microsoft Word program has updated the work to make the power and wisdom of Emerson’s work accessible to a new generation of readers.

Below is a sample of the entries (in no particular order).

Be a Nonconformist

If you want to be a human being, be a nonconformist. To make a lasting contribution, don’t let yourself be limited by what is labeled good, but instead explore for yourself if it is good.

Nothing is truly sacred but the integrity of your own mind.

Declare yourself honorable to yourself and the world will rally behind you.

Contradiction

The other terror that scares us from our self-trust is our consistency: a reverence for our past actions or words. Other people have no other data for computing our orbit than our past actions, and we hate to disappoint them. But why look back over your shoulder? Why drag around this corpse of your memory, afraid to contradict something you once said in this or that public place?

Suppose you do contradict yourself—so what?

It seems to be common wisdom never to rely on your memory alone, even in acts of pure memory, but to replay the past for renewed judgment by the eyes of the present, always living in a new day.

Nonconformity

I hope we’ve finally heard the last of conformity and consistency. Let’s make fun of those words from now on. Instead of sitting in chairs around a meeting table, let’s sprawl on cushions. Let’s never make excuses and apologize any more. A great man is coming to eat at my house. I don’t want to please him; I want him to want to please me.

My stand for humanity is one of kindness, but also of truth.

Let’s rip into the flat mediocrity and cheap contentment of the times. Let’s confront all fashions, business, and authority with the ultimate lesson of history: that in everyone’s work there is a great responsible Thinker and Actor working.

That real men and women don’t belong to any other time or place; they’re the center of everything. Where they are, nature is. They set the standard for you and every human being and every event.

The Conspiracy of Society

Even if we’re able to hear these voices of self-reliance when we’re alone, they grow faint and inaudible as we go out into the world.

Society everywhere is in a conspiracy against the humanity of every one of its members.

Society is a publicly held corporation. The stockholders agree, in order to maximize return on their investment, to sacrifice everyone’s liberty and uniqueness. The most valued ethic is conformity. Self-reliance is its opposite.

The Company Way is not truth and creativity, but labels and customs.

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The complete work (pdf) can be downloaded from here.