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James Swagger – Astronomy, Atlantis and Apocalypse in Megalithic Europe

March 14, 2013

Author James Swagger on his book The Newgrange Sirius Mystery: Linking Passage Grave Cosmology with Dogon Symbology. Topics discussed include archaeology, astronomy, alternative history, rock art, Atlantis, Hyperborea and lost civilizations, The Deluge and sunken land masses, polar shifts, solar flares, entheogens and altered states of consciousness, and the design and purpose of megalithic sites throughout Europe.

James was first introduced to topical science writing for a historical mysteries magazine in Ireland. This whetted his appetite for researching ancient knowledge and lost science, and he initially sought out the megalithic monuments of Western Europe in his spare time. His embrace of a multidisciplinary approach to the research of megalithic sites, and the larger view of passage grave cosmology, produced his first book, The Newgrange Sirius Mystery.

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Tammy Strobel – The Best Things in Life Aren’t Things

March 6, 2013

Tammy Strobel on her book You Can Buy Happiness (and It’s Cheap): How One Woman Radically Simplified Her Life and How You Can Too. While the new field of happiness research makes headlines, and the 99% face austerity at every turn, blogs like The Art of Nonconformity, Zen Habits, and Miss Minimalist attract millions looking to find more happiness, community, and fulfilment in less stuff, less debt, and less wage-chasing. Tammy Strobel and her husband are living the voluntary downsizing or smart-sizing dream and in You Can Buy Happiness, she combines research on well-being with numerous real world examples to offer practical inspiration. Her fresh take on our things, our work, and our relationships spell out micro-actions that anyone can take to step off the getting-and-spending treadmill and into a life that s more conscious and connected, sustainable and sustaining, heartfelt and happy.

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Amit Goswami – Quantum Consciousness: The Mind of God

February 26, 2013

Dr. Amit Goswami discusses some of the ideas and concepts in his book God Is Not Dead: What Quantum Physics Tells Us about Our Origins and How We Should Live. Dr. Goswami’s hypothesis is that quantum physics holds the key to all the unsolved mysteries of biology – the nature and origin of life, fossil gaps of evolution, why evolution proceeds from simple to complex, and why biological beings have feeling and consciousness. In God Is Not Dead, Goswami moves beyond theory and shows how a God-based science puts ethics and values where they belong: at the centre of our lives and societies. He provides a scientific model that steers between scientific materialism and religious fundamentalism; a model that has implications for how we live both individually and collectively.

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Thomas Sheridan – The Anvil of the Psyche: Part Two

February 18, 2013

Author Thomas Sheridan on his latest book The Anvil of the Psyche in which he seeks to show us how controlled we really are, the often detrimental effects this has upon us, and what we can do to build a firewall for our minds. Topics discussed include politics, sport, advertising, mainstream media, personal identity and perception, magic and symbolism, conceptual and modern art, Hollywood and popular music including The Beatles, Lady Gaga and U2.

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Thomas Sheridan – The Anvil of the Psyche: Part One

February 11, 2013

Author Thomas Sheridan on his latest book The Anvil of the Psyche in which he seeks to show us how controlled we really are, the often detrimental effects this has upon us, and what we can do to build a firewall for our minds. Topics discussed include politics, sport, advertising, mainstream media, personal identity and perception, reality TV, subliminal messages and popular music including Elvis and Michael Jackson.

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Dave Gardner – Growthbusters: Hooked on Growth

February 4, 2013

Director Dave Gardner discusses his film GrowthBusters: Hooked on Growth. This ground-breaking documentary challenges our beliefs linking growth with prosperity and fulfilment. The film explores how our attitudes toward economics, consumption and population growth prevent rational responses to evidence that we’ve outgrown the planet. In this David vs. Goliath story, Dave shares his own personal story of daring to challenge our growth-worshipping system. He is rebuked by elected officials who are deacons of the church of growth everlasting, takes on millionaire real-estate developers enriched by public subsidies, and tackles economists who spin pro-growth propaganda.

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Nafeez Ahmed – The Crisis of Civilization

January 28, 2013

Author and international security analyst Dr Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed on The Crisis of Civilization. Dr Ahmed is author of A User’s Guide to the Crisis of Civilization: And How to Save It, and co-producer of The Crisis of Civilization. It often seems that different crises are competing to devastate civilization. The Crisis of Civilization argues that financial meltdown, environmental degradation, dwindling oil reserves, terrorism and food shortages need to be considered as part of the same ailing system.

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Harvey Molotch – Against Security

January 21, 2013

Sociologist Harvey Molotch on his book Against Security: How We Go Wrong at Airports, Subways, and Other Sites of Ambiguous Danger. Remember when an unattended package was just that, an unattended package? Remember when the airport was a place that evoked magical possibilities, not the anxiety of a full-body scan? In the post-9/11 world, we have become focused on heightened security measures, but do you feel safer? Are you safer?

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Dr. Eric Karlstrom – The Political, Economic and Social Agendas of Climate Change

January 14, 2013

Dr. Eric Karlstrom on the political, economic and social agendas surrounding the issue of climate change. The World is clearly facing an environmental crisis. Some of the problems of pollution and resource depletion are so serious that they risk the extinction of entire species and perhaps even all life on Earth. More than any other risk, however, the danger posed by global warming – now known as ‘climate change’ – looms largest over the planet. The causes of climate change are hotly debated, but the dominant view today is that human activity – specifically the burning of fossil fuels and associated discharge of carbon dioxide (CO2) into the Earth’s atmosphere – is by far the most significant. But what if the mainstream understanding of the causes of climate change is flawed?

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Ben Dyson – Positive Money: A Simple Solution to the Debt Crisis

January 7, 2013

Ben Dyson of Positive Money on the problems caused by our debt-based monetary system and some of the solutions which offer a way out. Positive Money is a not-for-profit research and campaign group who work to raise awareness of the connections between our current monetary and banking system and some of the biggest social, economic and environmental challenges that we face today.

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