This year’s list is more global and diverse than ever before. The youngest person on the list is Jeff Foster (32 years old) and the oldest person is Kyozan Joshu Sasaki (105 years old). We are also sad to report that Stephen Covey who was on last year’s list, passed away in July, 2012.Here are the top ten – check out the rest at Watkins Books: 1. Dalai Lama 2. Thich Nhat Hanh 3. Eckhart Tolle 4. Deepak Chopra...
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Giving up the Green Bitch: Reflections on Cannabis, Ayahuasca and the Mystery of Plant Teachers.
By Graham Hancock
I have some personal stuff to share here and I intend to do so with complete openness in the hope that my experiences will prove helpful to some, thought-provoking to others, and might stir up discussion around issues of consciousness and cognitive liberty that are often neglected in our society.
I’m going to Brazil on Wednesday and I’ll be there for three weeks during which I’ll have seven sessions with the visionary brew known as Ayahuasca, the “Vine of Souls”, sacred amongst shamanistic cultures of the Amazon for thousands of years.
I’m not doing this for fun, or for recreation. Drinking Ayahuasca is an ordeal. It is, for a start, amongst the most horrible tastes and smells on the planet – a mixture of foot-rot, raw sewage, battery acid, sulfur and just a hint of chocolate.… Read the rest
Few writers can match Graham Hancock’s influence as the author of several breakthrough books of alternative history, including Fingerprints of the Gods, Underworld, and Supernatural. His work has been instrumental in challenging institutional thinking about humanity’s lost past, while bringing the indigenous shamanic perspective to a broader audience. He’s certainly someone to talk with about the significance of our present moment, as the Mayan calendar cycle comes to an end, and we look beyond.
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Gabriel D. Roberts: What message would you say the recent hurricane Sandy is sending us?
Graham Hancock: I would answer more broadly than just the storm. I think the whole state of human civilization on planet Earth right now, in the early years of the 21st century, has a message for us. It’s obvious that we’re not fulfilling our purpose here on this planet. I mean, it’s an incredible opportunity to be born in a human body and to be gifted by the universe with this amazing, vibrant garden of a homeland that we call planet Earth.
Independent Scholar Randall Carlson is featured as the Author of the Month at GrahamHancock.com for December 2012.
This is an article he recently penned explaining the deeper significance of the auspicious Winter Solstice, Galactic center alignment as it relates to the Great Year or Precession of the Equinoxes. If one truly desires to understand the significance and meaning of the Winter Solstice 2012 Galactic alignment they will find this article a concise overview of the nature of the phenomenon and of its deeper significance. Literally a Cosmic Tempo of Cataclysmic Earth change has been painstakingly encoded and preserved throughout the world in the form of Archaic Myth, Sacred Architecture, Language, Scripture, and Prophecy, awaiting a time when those with the eyes to see and the ears to hear could recognize the import of these messages.
This awareness invokes a new paradigm for humankind as we are prompted through accumulating data and open minded inquiry to behold and remember the great work of our ancestors and what it fundamentally entails for the long term survival and flourishing of the human species on Earth. If you have any questions for Randall, you can interact with him directly until the end of the year via the Author of the Month forum on GrahamHancock.com. God Speed fellow Star Children.… Read the rest