|WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM –|
In most Western countries, only a minority of people pray every day. The US is the exception
DISCOVERY SCIENCE –
Stephen Meyer: Darwin’s Doubt
|CONSCIOUS LIFE NEWS –|
Connect With Your Inner Self To Know If You Need A Fresh Start
|SPIRITUALITY & HEALTH –|
The Crowded Labyrinth: Mastering Relationships on the Labyrinthine Path
|THE DENVER POST –|
Denver first in U.S. to decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms
|WAKING TIMES –|
CONTACTING THE DEAD: DOES IT HELP OR HINDER THE GRIEVING PROCESS?
SPHOTA: “That from which the meaning bursts forth”
In Hindu linguistics “sphota” relates to the theory and understanding of what words and phrases represent when someone reads them and relates them on a deeper level. It is the ‘light-bulb effect’, that ‘Ah-ha!’ moment of understanding aspects of words, sentences, mantras etc.
MERAKI: “The love one puts forth into something. The creative essence of putting yourself into your work”
In Greek, “merkati” represents the passion and soul one puts into their work.
Sphota-Meraki.com represents the drive and passion individuals feel in making change in their personal life as well as putting it forth out into the world. It is that moment of clarity before, during and after when one puts their whole essence into creating something anew.
This is that process….that moment of thought, turned into reality. The belief of doing what you love and how it enhances others in the process. Continue reading “SPHOTA-MERAKI – 2019”
Was hoping to update a few days back but I was in Corpus with my daughter and her boyfriend welcoming into existence my grandson Isaik Nicholas Hadley who was born 1/18/2018 at 12:55AM. We were initially told that he may be born with either intestinal blockage or a nerve disease, either of which may have involved surgery. Fortunately all is well as of today and hopefully he will be home tomorrow.
I will be updating first week of Feb. I will be sending out a group email pertaining to free advertisement and classifieds.
Until then….welcome Isaik!!!!
At this moment we are not doing any shows.
We plan on working our way to doing more shows in and around Houston, Austin, San Antonio and Corpus Christi either later this year or in 2020.
At the moment you can check out the few items we put up each week on ebay.
BETRAY MY SECRETS
This band is no longer together but I found them while doing search on another band associated with this band, SHIVA IN EXILE as well as a band called SpiRitual. Formed in Germany in 1997 . Favorite song from them is “From the Goddess” which is a heavier version and a mix of “We All Come From the Goddess” from Moving Breath (YouTube) and the “Witches Chant”, which I remember from the band Inkubus Sukkubus (YouTube)
IN HEARTS WAKE – (Website) (Facebook) (Twitter)
Band out of Australia. Fell in love with their Earthwalker CD which came out in 2014. Really looking forward to seeing them when they come to the states in 2017.
TIMES OF GRACE
Another band that is no longer together and only put one album out. Original singer for KILLSWITCH ENGAGE and is now re-singing for them. This was one of the side albums before going back to Killswitch Engage. Had an opportunity to interview him when he was in Times of Grace. Great vocalist.
THE HEALING (Bandcamp) (Facebook)
Actually just found this band today when I was looking up links for previous bands listed above. Their “Elevate” CD came out earlier this year. From Canada. Really enjoying this first listen to them.
Havent posted any new music in a while so here I am posting on a few bands I caught live a few weeks back.
TRUNIVERSAL – (Website) (Facebook) (Soundcloud) (Twitter)
Met these guys back at a community festival in Houston a few weeks bank. Spoken Word/Hip-Hop/Ambient/Chill out of California. Really cool vibe all around.
Ambient Trip-Hop from SUPREME BEINGS OF LEISURE
I just love the name of this band. Check out their song below and well as their facebook page.
Supreme Beings of Leisure are an electronic/trip hop band from Los Angeles, California. Current members of SBL are singer/songwriter Geri Soriano-Lightwood and multi-instrumentalist/programmer Ramin Sakurai.Wikipedia
The Fifth Annual UNITED AS ONE Beach Cleanup and Music Festival will be going on Oct. 14-16th at Matagorda Beach, TX. Information on artists and performers can be found on their Facebook Page as well as their FB Events Page. This event is a 3 Day, free event (except in buying a beach parking pass that goes towards the community). This is an all volunteer event with multiple stages with artists from across Texas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma. This is a Community Approved Texas Beach Festival.
LEAVE NO TRACE BEHIND
Now through the end of January all screen printed shirts are on sale. All shirts are ready to ship within a day after payment is recieved. New listings are posted daily. We have some available as Buy it Now and others through Auction.
Carol and I did our first vendor spot this past Dec where we had a small booth at a local event. Did pretty well for our first and are looking forward to our next few shows coming up. Here are two pics from that small show of what we have to offer.
I think this new year I will be calling out fearmongering and half-ass written articles that give more stated opinion than actual facts. Case in point….
Mad World News has a headline “House Dems Moved To Implement First Sharia Law While You Weren’t Looking”
In the article, a lot of opinions are thrown around while the author pushes the reader to give up common sense while reading between the lines.
Continue reading “Welcome 2016…..lets throw common sense out the window”
Listen to #487 Confidence Breathing Technique by Daily Meditation Podcast #np on #SoundCloud
Spirituality Without Religion – But What About The Sacred?
Really cool article from 2010 on Heavy Metal Music and Consciousness
Are there any common denominators that may underlie the practices of leading physicists and scientists, Renaissance alchemists, and indigenous Amazonian ayahuasca healers? There are obviously a myriad of things that these practices do not have in common. Yet through an analysis of the body and the senses and styles of grammar and social practice, these seemingly very different modes of existence may be triangulated to reveal a curious set of logics at play. Ways in which practitioners identify their subjectivities (or ‘self’) with nonhuman entities and ‘natural’ processes are detailed in the three contexts. A logic of identification illustrates similarities, and also differences, in the practices of advanced physics, Renaissance alchemy, and ayahuasca healing.
Physics and the “I” and “You” of experimentation
A small group of physicists at a leading American university in the early 1990s are investigating magnetic temporality and atomic spins in a crystalline lattice; undertaking experiments within the field of condensed matter physics. The scientists collaborate together…
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A beautiful, poetic envision of life. Of love. Views of what we seek in the infinite. A scientist and a free spirit find each of at a party and hook-up only to lose each other. After seeking to find the woman of that night and after following the signs that are presented to him, specifically the reoccurring number 11, fate leads him to find her, specifically again, when he looks in a window that has an infinity symbol drawn on it, and sees her reflection. This brings them together and the harmonious flight of love takes shape. Continue reading “Film Review – I, ORIGINS Movie (2014)”
Yeah, I’m one of those long haired Metal-head types that grew up listening to aggressive music, getting into the mosh pit at concerts, stage diving into crowds, and a bit of headbanging at times. One thing that drew me to Heavy Metal was the depth of some of the lyrics in some of the bands I listened to. I contribute music in being one of the main vehicles that made me question the reality of life as well as death. Below is a small list of songs that made me open up to the understanding of the last aspect of life….Death. Continue reading “Five Heavy Metal Songs That Made Me Realize the Reality of Death.”