Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Another Status Update

I've been working on a much larger project.

I've been building this other project, starting with just a pen, some notebook paper, and a great idea I had one night.

While I don't want to say much more about it here and now...I hope to eventually link the Soft Twilight project to this larger project.

I never expected this Blogger.com hosted blog to become much (though I know some have), this was more or less just a learning experience for me. For that it has served its purpose perfectly.

When this larger project is open for public viewing, I will likely be posting on here about it; and posting on here more frequently. In the meantime, I plan to be posting on here from time to time with updates and some little tidbits of information when I can.

Today, I'd like to suggest checking out the book Selling Sickness: How the World's Biggest Pharmaceutical Companies Are Turning Us All Into Patients. By Ray Moynihan and Alan Cassels. The link posted below does not connect/hoplink to my Amazon Affiliates account.

http://www.amazon.com/Selling-Sickness-Pharmaceutical-Companies-Patients/dp/product-description/156025856X

Monday, December 6, 2010

***STATUS UPDATE***

The Soft Twilight Project has not been abandoned.

Far from it.

My computer died and took quite some time to fix...in which time I was near completely unable to access the internet for long enough time needed to research and write my articles.

Thank you to those of you who have continued to visit my site.

Hello to those of you who are just now visting for the first time.

I apologize for my absence, and I look forward to continue trying to inform people as to what is going on in the world.

Until my next article is published, watch some episodes of Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura. :)

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Natural Human Diet

Every living creature on this planet has a natural diet. From the koala that dines almost exclusively on eucalyptus leaves, to the common rat, which can eat nearly anything. A human being's natural diet seems almost like a matter of common sense, but many people never even give it a thought. For the most part, a person will eat what he or she likes without putting much thought into WHY.

We eat food to fuel our bodies. That's it. The key is to have the most optimal and efficient fuel. A human's natural diet is that optimal fuel.

Google.com's global monthly search volume for the term "diet plan" is 1 million. One million searches every month. According to statistics, Americans spend around $40 BILLION every year on weight loss foods, fad diets, weight loss pills, and countless other diet products.

Really?

Strange to think that something as simple as eating right and staying fit can be such a mystery or an arduous journey.

The best way to find the natural diet of a human being is to look to the Earth. The planet grows food that is naturally designed to be eaten by man. Food such as lettuce, bananas, tomatoes, blueberries, grapes, etc. Things that grow.

The discovery of fire changed the diet of man forever, allowing cooked meat to be eaten. Also, the human stomach evolved over time, to produce the enzyme pepsin, which allows for the digestion of proteins.

A human being's natural diet comes directly from the Earth, and is not processed or altered by man in any way. As the famous fitness guru Jack LaLanne said, "If man made it, don't eat it." He's 95 years old...and supposedly can still do dozens of push-ups. I'd take his advice.

A human being's natural diet is so simple...yet I'm considering starting another blog devoted just to this topic. Here it is:

-Fruits

-Vegetables (includes root vegetables)

-Whole grains

-Berries

-Nuts and seeds

-Fungi (mushrooms)

-Beans and legumes

-Fish and shellfish

-Lean meats

That's about it. I may have left out a thing or two. Like eggs, perhaps, although it is debatable whether or not they are good for you. Vegetarians may argue that people are not "supposed" to eat meat. The truth is, however, that our stomachs produce pepsin, which means we are omnivores, designed to digest both animals AND plants. Our semi-sharp incisors are also evidence of this.

Did you see Twinkies or french fries on that list? Nope. Foods such as cookies, candies, cakes, pies, ice cream, muffins, donuts, fried foods and chocolate bars do not GROW. They are manufactured.

The closer a person sticks to the natural diet of a human, the stronger and healthier they will be. Again, food is nothing but fuel. If you filled the gas tank of your car up with chocolate syrup, it probably wouldn't run too well. An engine is designed to run on gasoline, and your body is designed to run on food that gives it vitamins, minerals, fiber, and energy. When you feed your body junk, the body will get sick and deteriorate much faster.
The closer a person adheres to their natural diet, the more likely they are to remain healthy.


Thursday, March 18, 2010

Magick

Magick is a concept very similar to the Law of Attraction. The "k" is used to differentiate "magick" from "stage magic," which is what you'd see being performed by David Copperfield or Penn & Teller.

Magick means using your will, your energy, your spirit, to enable what you think to become reality.

Aleister Crowley was a firm believer and practitioner in the concept of magick, and wrote about it at length in his book Magick (Book 4). The general concept of magick is timeless, Crowley simply gave it a bit of a revival. He defined magick as: "The science and art of causing change to occur in conformity with the will."

Magick is used via the Law of Attraction by many people who believe in such spiritual concepts. Very often, salespeople and businessmen try to utilize the Law of Attraction to get more sales. According to the Law, positive thinking, positive actions, and positive intentions will lead to positive results. This is magick in action.

Of course, with the Law of Attraction, the reverse is also true: if your thoughts, actions, and intentions are negative, you will attract negative results, energy, and occurrences.

I have read about and heard of many wealthy people who firmly believe there is a sort of "spiritual law" that effects wealth and prosperity. You have to want it. You have to believe it can be done. You have to overcome your fears. You have to take action. These same basic principles are discussed at length in Think & Grow Rich, by Napoleon Hill. This book was first published in 1937, and is still considered by many to be the definitive book on the subject of becoming wealthy. Bookstores still have numerous copies and editions on their shelves...and salesmen still read it to improve their skills.

Magick is using the power of your mind and spirit to create and control the world around you.

Does it work???

I believe so. What do you think?


Friday, March 12, 2010

Introduction to Milk

Milk is one of the WORST beverages that a human being can possibly drink.

To build an adequate case to support and prove this theory would be like writing a book, so this "Introduction to Milk" will work nicely as a start, and briefly outline my reasons for making this statement.

***UNNATURAL?***
First of all, common sense. No other creature in nature drinks its mother's milk (nor milk from any other source) after it reaches a certain maturity level. Only humans do that. And what's worse? We don't even drink the milk of our own species...we drink cow's milk. Why cow's milk? Have you ever seen a cow? They are enormous!

***FATTENING?***
In the words of Dr. Michael Klaper M.D., "Cow's milk is a high fat fluid exquisitely designed by nature to turn a 65 pound baby calf into a 400 pound young cow." Perhaps this fatty beverage is adding to the obesity problems in America?

***NOT A GOOD SOURCE OF CALCIUM?***
Milk has a high protein content. Science has proven that the consumption of protein eats calcium from the body from any available source, even your bones. There is also debate on whether or not the human body can even assimilate the available calcium in milk. In order for calcium to be assimilated, there must be an equal amount of Magnesium, which milk does not have. Also, the pasteurization process destroys natural digestive enzymes in milk. The homogenization process breaks up large fat molecules into smaller ones. These smaller fat molecules are now very unnaturally small enough to enter the bloodstream...and they do...eventually causing heart disease.

***THERE'S MORE?***
If that's not enough to get your stomach churning, consider this: commercial dairy cattle are housed in unnatural, closely packed, filthy conditions, therefore, they are given ANTIBIOTICS regularly. This gets into the milk. Also, to increase milk production (to increase profits), commercial dairy cows are most often given a large array of HORMONES, like rBGH
(Recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone). This also gets into the milk. Also, other types of GENETIC MODIFICATIONS are believed to be used within the milk production industry.

This is just a brief overview of why HUMAN BEINGS SHOULD NOT DRINK MILK. More on this topic will follow soon, but I also urge you to do your own research on the true effects of milk consumption. Try to judge for yourself if this CASH CROP really does a body good.

To read more about the harmful effects of drinking milk, go to www.notmilk.com.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

The Missing Piece

Though I'd like to eventually steer away from my "colloquial blog" style of writing on here, tonight's post partially pertains (accidental alliteration) directly to me. But what I really want to write about tonight is...

Yup, you guessed it! Shel Silverstein.

I went to the library today to check out a book. I recently read a brief synopsis of The Missing Piece (published in 1976) , and since I'd never read it, I went to check it out. Turns out, the writing style Silverstein uses is similar to that which he used in The Giving Tree...which basically means that you can read it in 5 minutes. Took me maybe 10 minutes. It was my first time. ;)

I don't want to delve too deeply into into The Missing Piece tonight, but I do have to say that I loved it. The short, intermittent text and scant, kindergarten-style illustrations say so much within their simplicity. The story is simple, and deeply philosophical at the same time.

The Giving Tree (1964) is also an excellent book.

Shel Silverstein wrote a few other books (Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic, Falling Up) which I am not nearly as fond of, but they remain very popular to this day.

Now here's where this post gets interesting...many people do not realize what Shel Silverstein is most famous for. Oh, I'm sure a large portion of people may know this, but I'll willing to bet the majority do not...

Shel Silverstein was also a songwriter. He wrote "A Boy Named Sue," made famous by Johnny Cash, "The Unicorn," most songs performed by Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show, including "Cover of the Rolling Stone," and various hit country songs.

Having been a big Dr. Hook fan, I was surprised when I first learned this.

To wrap it up for this evening, The Giving Tree and The Missing Piece are excellent books, and I highly recommend reading them both if you have not. Dr. Hook is great music, and the multi-talented Silverstein, who died in 1999, will live on in the minds of children who read his poetry, adults who like the morals of his stories, and pot-heads who love Dr. Hook.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Oxy-What?

Tonight, I want to talk about one of the biggest money-makers that the pharmaceutical industry has ever peddled: OxyContin.

OxyContin, an opium derivative, is a very powerful pain reliever that is HIGHLY addictive.

People of all ages, races, lifestyles and backgrounds are getting hooked on OxyContin. For many, it begins as a genuine need for pain relief, and turns into a very serious addiction. OxyContin differs very little from heroin, and its withdrawal symptoms are reputedly worse.

Although I have never taken this drug myself in any way, I do know for a fact that the OxyContin pills are most frequently crushed up and snorted like cocaine. This allows for a "more effective high" than swallowing the pill. This type of abuse can also lead to heroin use because, well, heroin is cheaper.

The current price of gold is $1,134 an ounce. That's $18,144 for a pound of gold. A POUND. Sounds pretty expensive, huh? As opposed to a pound of roast beef from your deli.

The current street value of OxyContin is $1 (one dollar) per milligram. 1,000 milligrams in a gram, approximately 28 grams in an ounce, and 16 ounces in a pound. That means that this drug's street value is $448,000 a pound.

Wow. You can buy a lot of roast beef with that.

OxyContin is considered to be just as bad as heroin. Gets you hooked, zaps your wallet, and damages your body. After prolonged use and dependency, the "high" disappears, and users often get to the point where they NEED it "just to feel normal" again. I've heard stories of some people who can't even get out of bed in the morning without chewing a pill as soon as they wake up.

Scary.

Best bet: don't use drugs.


Thursday, March 4, 2010

Fluoride

"Don't swallow your toothpaste!"

Most children are told this from a very young age...and for the rest of their lives, people adhere to that. Did you ever stop to ask yourself why?

Fluoride (fluorine) is an element found naturally in small levels on this planet...and it is also a by-product of the aluminum manufacturing industry. It has been proven to cause various illnesses including fluorosis and cancer...not to mention a vast array of other illnesses that have supposedly been linked to fluoride. Sodium fluoride is often found in psychiatric drugs, cockroach/rat poisons, and military nerve gas. THIS TOXIC CHEMICAL IS IN YOUR TOOTHPASTE.

It is believed (but highly debated) that it whitens your teeth. At least, it's under that guise that it's been added to public drinking water on large scales. VERY LARGE SCALES. If you doubt that statement...CLICK THIS LINK.

Click the link anyway...it's pertinent to my article.

Fluoride was first added to drinking water in Nazi Germany. They were looking for a way to "slowly anesthetize a population through it's drinking water." What better way to drug someone, or an entire population, than through drinking water?

DRUG THEM SLOWLY AND LIE TO THEM ABOUT IT ALONG THE WAY.

A chemist named Charles Perkins believed that the plan of German Nazis was to "control the population of any given area by mass medication of water supplies." He also said "...any person who drinks artificially-fluoridated water for a period of one year or more will never again be the same person mentally or physically." He considered it to be a "convenient, light lobotomy."

This toxic chemical is being added to water on a larger scale everyday. City water, town water. It can even be found in beer and soda.

So why is this being done?

THAT is a completely different story in itself, and there are many possibilities, so I won't get into that tonight.

So what can we do about it?

On a smaller scale, drink bottled water, reverse-osmosis filtered water, filtered home well water, and AVOID soft drinks, unfiltered tap water...and the water advertised in the above link. ;)

More on fluoridated drinking water will follow soon.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Late Night Thoughts

To continue where I left off last night, I want to say that I am convinced that we literally create our own worlds with our thoughts, feelings, reactions to events, and beliefs.

Our subconscious mind also plays a role in this. A very large role. This is why self help seminars frequently involve hypnosis on some level.

Have you ever heard of the Law of Attraction? To offer a very concise explanation, the Law of Attraction means that whatever your mind/energy/spirit is focused on, will eventually find its way to you...whether it is positive or negative.

If you're afraid of something, the Law of Attraction can make your fear a self-fulfilling prophecy. Or if your mind is full of positive thoughts, feelings, ambitions, then good things find you. So the theory goes.

I once heard a great quote:

"The secret to happiness is learning to see a positive when everyone else sees a negative."

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

GO

I figure it'll take me at least a week or two to figure out which way I want this site to go. Until then, I want to cover a pretty good range of topics...and I also want to keep it light, but informative.

Tonight, I want to talk about travel. I fact, if there weren't already an abundance of travel blogs, that's exactly what this would be. And it may still turn out to be just that.

Many travelers agree that the hardest part is simply the decision to go. I hear it all the time "I want to go to California," or "I've always wanted to see Paris," or "I always wanted to live in Italy." And many people do go...

...BUT...

Many never do it. They "can't" for some reason or other, or many reasons. Basically...it all boils down to fear. When I say the world "travel," I don't meant going to Hawaii for a week for your honeymoon. That's AWESOME...but that's a vacation, not travel. The decision to travel, to leave your home, to go explore the world, is an adventure. And it's risky. To some it's second nature, to others it's scary, but they do it anyway...and then to others, it is just too intimidating.

I have not traveled THAT much. Not as much as many people I have met, but I did drive across the entire United States alone, twice, with my car packed full of my belongings when I moved to Arizona. After that, I lived in California. I also lived in the Dominican Republic.

During all of my travels...I was never even remotely nervous. The absence of that emotional response is what allowed me to experience the greatest feeling of freedom and contentment I've ever known.

Your own mind creates your own world, your own heaven & hell. Knowing THAT is half the battle.

More on that tomorrow.

Goodnight.


Saturday, February 27, 2010

Genesis II

As my original intention for this blog was for it to be a test, a project, I'm not entirely sure yet which direction it's going to go.

This Soft Twilight Project is more of a stepping stone...I would like to create and operate a website or two in the VERY near future, and having a blog seems to be a great, free way in which to begin to learn the process of starting a website and to practice writing in this type of venue.

This blog itself is a website.

I had intended for the content of this project to be based a wide spectrum of subjects I have studied that may still be unknown to the majority of the population.

Topics such as:
-Human social dynamics
-Human instinct and basic psychology
-Basic "hypnosis" and utilizing the subconscious mind
-Fluoride and the campaigns for Fluoridated drinking water
-Organic farming
-Resource-based economy theory
-Meditation
-Taoist/Tantric sexual practices and energy circulation
-Pyramids
-Morlock/Eloi theory

AND... Them.

While the content of this site may likely be based on things of that nature, I'm sure it will evolve over time. As a project, the act of DOING IT is more important than WHAT is done...but don't worry...I'll keep it excitin' for ya! ;)


Friday, February 26, 2010

Genesis

In this, the beginning of my adventure into blogging, my intentions are to have a vessel in which I can use to write, hone my style of writing in this type of format, and to finally begin creating a web presence for myself.

As my first blog, I've chosen to make it a journey into our world, who we are, and why we are here. Sit back...relax...and enjoy the ride.