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As we are about to start a new year, let us begin by meditating — and acting — on the words of the man whose life on Earth will one day be seen, we believe, as having cut human history into two distinct parts. Introduction EVERY AGE on Earth is represented by a name, by an extraordinary figure who…
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1 ONE THING I’ve learned over the last ten years, just from the practice of meditation alone, is that meditation is as natural and as much of a requirement to our species as exercise. Sure, we can live without it, but it’s not healthy or natural to not do it. So you’ll find that once you…
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1 THE LIVING LIFE of a being is conscious: Consciousness of varying degrees depending upon the being. But the spirit, the life-energy, the Force within those beings is unconscious. Conscious actions being so rare in the universe, and unconscious ones being so numerous can lead to no other conclusion.…
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Migrating shorebirds at Kimbles Beach, N.J. Researchers estimate that the population of North American shorebirds alone has fallen by more than a third since 1970. OVER THE PAST half-century, North America has lost more than a quarter of its entire bird population, or around 3 billion birds. That’s…
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by Arthur Albion Breathes there the man, with soul so dead, Who never to himself hath said, this is my own, my native land. (Sir Walter Scott) THE SOIL OF A LAND is suited to the men who inhabit it; the soil forms animal and man’s environment; known in German as Umwelt, a word coined by Jakob von Uexküll which…
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“Although I am unborn, everlasting, and I am Lord of all, I come to my realm of Nature and through my wondrous power I am born. When righteousness is weak and faints, and unrighteousness exults in pride, then my Spirit arises on Earth. For the salvation of those who are good, for the destruction of…
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THEN AND NOW, the system of thought instituted by Descartes, Bacon, Boyle, and their compatriots has been called the ‘mechanical philosophy,’ because it posits that the universe that is to become the ‘Dominion of Man’ is nothing more than a machine, an inert object that can consequently be observed…
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Over 20 years ago, a landscaper in eastern Germany discovered a formation of trees in a forest in the shape of a beautiful swastika. SINCE THEN, a number of other forest swastikas have been found in Germany and beyond, but the mystery of their origins persist. Blame it on the larches. Brandenburg native…
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The trees cloned are stumps of giants logged in the 19th century. WHEN DAVID MILARCH first learned about ancient coast redwood stumps hidden in California, he says he was “the most thunderstruck” he’d ever been. At about 10 metres in diameter, he’d never heard of any tree…
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by Adolf Hitler THERE ARE CERTAIN TRUTHS which stand out so openly on the roadsides of life that every passerby may see them. Yet, because of their very obviousness, the general run of people disregard such truths or at least they do not make them the object of any conscious knowledge. People are so blind…
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