phoenix island

Thursday, May 18, 2017

The Son of Man, a collection of sticks, wrapped in a leaky bag of meat, blood and wastes and saddled with the stupor of the senses, apparently lurches forward nipped by the hyenas of rajas and tamas or craving the carrot of sattwa, this ignorant upadi toils in the mine of maya oblivious of the blankets of ignorance swaddling the christ child in the manger of their heart. turned away from the Inn, the christ child was born amongst the animals assuring its crucifixion on the karmic wheel of life and death. after petting the donkey of pleasure and feeding the swine of fear they eventually attend to the wailing child of their higher nature to realize it is indeed the star in the east.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

All of creation is like a handful of dust thrown into a sunbeam. The dust revealing the sunbeam as much as the light reveals the dust. The play of opposites, creating a circus for the clowns, those duped into the lie of the fall or that they’ve unknowingly sinned because they dare exist. The Awareness that knows the dust and the light, being beginning-less and endless, affords the falling dust an eternity in which to agglutinate and dissolve ad infinitum into myriad forms for the enjoyment of anyone so inclined to notice it, i.e., those dust particles graced with self reflection. Just as the moon has no light of its own, we too are but reflections of the force that threw the dust. The unanswerable mystery that has the flabbergasted on their knees, the scientists in the labs and the evil trying to sell you God in easily digestible little packages with pretty ribbons.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Do not let the memory of a better sandwich ruin the enjoyment of the one you’re eating now. 

Saturday, March 20, 2010

How much of your brain do you use?

"Do We Use Only 10% of Our Brains?

Let me state this very clearly:
There is no scientific evidence to suggest that we use only 10% of our brains.
In other words, the statement, "We use only 10% of our brains" is false; it's a myth. We use all of our brain. Let's look at the possible origins of this myth and the evidence that we use all of our brain.

Where Did the 10% Myth Begin?"
http://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/tenper.html

From the Neuroscience for Kids website
Copyright © 1996-2010, Eric H. Chudler All Rights Reserved.
 

Dance music genre guide


Just in case you were interested in how to classify the type of dance music you like, the electronic music guide is just the ticket. Check it out.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

hope springs eternal

YOU’VE GOT TO HAVE HOPE: STUDIES SHOW “HOPE THERAPY” FIGHTS DEPRESSION

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A growing body of research suggests that there is a potent way to fight symptoms of depression that doesn’t involve getting a prescription.

This potent weapon? Hope.

“We’re finding that hope is consistently associated with fewer symptoms of depression. And the good news is that hope is something that can be taught, and can be developed in many of the people who need it,” said Jennifer Cheavens, assistant professor of psychology at Ohio State University.

full story >>

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Drugs, just for the money.com

I know that I shouldn't judge anything as we all know the JC admonition "as ye judge so also shall ye be judged", but I just could help pointing out a site that really gets my healthy goat. I am an advocate of whole unprocessed organic foods and a follower of natural health principles. The last thing I want in my body is western scientific pharmaceuticals.  In all fairness I won't say they are all bad. In fact many of the modern scientific breakthroughs have afforded us a sort of golden period free from horrible diseases and new discoveries are being made all the time. However, antibiotic resistant super-bugs are making their appearance because of the over use and over dependance on antibiotic drugs.  I too am a fan of instant gratification and the "just fix me" school of healing wherein I don't have to do anything but take the drug. The Evil lies in the manipulation of the masses via slick advertising for prescription drugs. So to see a site like this one making western scientific pharmaceuticals look healthy, happy, fun and cool is sad indeed. But of course I am also an advocate for taking responsibility for your health and those who choose to trust GIANT drug companies with their health have that right. If you're ready to take back your health here are a few good sites. http://www.mercola.com/ -http://westonaprice.org/

Health, wealth and happiness to all no matter what path you choose

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Gluten free chocolate bread recipe


I have recently been investigating the Blood Type Diet and the Genotype Diet and found out for my blood type and genotype pretty much all grains are not good for me. Some grains are neutral such as rice and quinoa, both of which have no gluten. Gluten can also cause serious problems for those suffering from celiac disease. While visiting my friends in LA I was informed of a gluten intolerance within the family and an experiment of three months to avoid gluten. A plaintiff sigh escaped from deprived lips for a sweet bread so I whipped up some gluten free banana bread and then a chocolate version to instant acclaim from the newly de-glutenized. The following is my basic recipe with a few refinements from my friend. Enjoy.

Gluten free chocolate bread

1 cup rice flour
1/2 cup tapioca flour
1/3 cup flax seed flour (I ground up the seed in my coffee grinder. Worked like a charm)
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 Tablespoons unsweetened chocolate powder (I used Green & Blacks)
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup rice milk (or goat milk)
4 Tablespoons oil (I used coconut oil...tasty)
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla (make sure it is not distilled by a grain alcohol)

Alternations: add blueberries, walnuts or chunks of dark chocolate...or all for that matter.

Mix wet ingredients. Mix dry ingredients. Add wet ingredients to dry. Mix. Pour into small greased loaf pan. Bake in 375° preheated oven for 45-50 minutes. (I baked at 425° for about an 45 minutes-hour in my oven, but that says nothing). Test with a toothpick to make sure thoroughly cooked. Let cool on wire rack. Or dive right in. I rarely can wait to eat it myself.