The People vs. the Hidden Hand: David Icke Speaks Out (Part 2)

By MARC STAR The May-June issue of New Dawn featured the first part of David Icke’s interview with Marc Star. Here we present the second part of his interview (David’s surname is pronounced “ike”). MARC STAR (MS): You’ve noted that the current state of the world is only a reflection of the inner state of the individual. Humanity is at a spiritual roadblock reflected by a lack of awareness and the cutting off of our own spiritual essence. One might say we’ve gone mad, a chronic case of PTSD. … [Read more...]

The People vs. the Hidden Hand: David Icke Speaks Out (Part 1)

By MARC STAR Among those who’ve chosen to question mainstream belief systems, David Icke is an icon, a one-man alarm clock who has probably woken up more people to the global conspiracy than any other individual. He is a natural orator with a compelling and engaging style of both writing and speaking who has managed – in ways unlike any before him – to connect a vast web of seemingly disparate dots into a single, unified picture. It is a picture that, when he explains it to a freshly opened … [Read more...]

Where Does Consciousness Reside? Eben Alexander & the Brain-Mind Problem

By RICHARD SMOLEY Why has Eben Alexander’s story caught the public imagination so intensely? Admittedly, not everyone has looked favourably upon his revelations. Much of the materialistic press has groped around to find holes in his arguments (usually by casting aspersions upon his good faith), but their attempts to rebut him have been someplace between weak and nonexistent. As we shall see. To begin with, here is one of the most important challenges that Alexander makes to current … [Read more...]

Time, Entanglement & Consciousness

By ROBERT M. SCHOCH, Ph.D. Over the past year [2011-2012] a number of new, potentially momentous, discoveries have been made in the realms of quantum and particle physics. On the one hand, they stand to rock the very foundations of modern physics and the common-sense reality that most people live their everyday lives by. On the other hand, these same discoveries lend further support to the reality of both paranormal phenomena and the literal veracity of ancient wisdom. In particular, I am here … [Read more...]

Interview with Graham Hancock: Ancient Civilisations & Altered States of Consciousness

By ANDREW GOUGH— Few, if any, have contributed more to the alternative history and esoteric genres than Graham Hancock. At the peak of his career, and on the eve of his first speaking tour of Australia [in 2012], Andrew Gough met up with Graham to discuss his legacy and what the future may hold for the greatest voice of his generation. [Graham Hancock will tour Australia in 2014 - go to www.grahamhancocktour.com.au for dates]. ANDREW GOUGH (AG): Graham, hi. Welcome to New Dawn … [Read more...]

Consciousness: The Beginning & the End

By MICHAEL GROSSO Nothing is more certain than the fact that we are conscious. And yet there is something very puzzling, even uncanny, about being conscious; and the learned talk of the mystery of consciousness. The mystery centres around the origin of consciousness; the prevailing scientific view is that consciousness is a property that emerges from complex brains. The problem is that we haven’t the foggiest idea of how the stuff of our minds could conceivably come forth from anything … [Read more...]

Transcending Our Brain Created Reality: A New Call to Lift Nature’s Veil

By BERNARDO KASTRUP, Ph.D. The study of non-ordinary states of consciousness is quickly becoming an established area of scientific and philosophical inquiry. Yet, all the enthusiasm about finding out what these non-ordinary states are somehow obfuscates much bigger, important, and urgent questions: What as-of-yet unknown aspects of reality do they give us access to? And what significance do those hold for the human adventure in space-time? In this article, I’d like to make a call-to-arms of … [Read more...]

Reincarnation, the ‘Interlife’, Universal Consciousness & the Holographic Soul

By IAN LAWTON— Modern studies repeatedly suggest that a significant proportion of people in the Western world now believe in reincarnation. Although this phenomenon can be traced back to various esoteric movements that flourished from the second half of the 19th century, it gained significant ground with the explosion of popular interest in Eastern spiritual approaches in the 60s. And it was reinforced by a proliferation of therapists offering to regress people into their past lives. Yet now … [Read more...]

Waking From Sleep: The Causes of Higher States of Consciousness

By STEVE TAYLOR— Higher states of consciousness (HSCs) – or awakening experiences, as I prefer to call them – are moments of revelation, when we perceive reality at a heightened intensity. The world around us comes to life, and is filled with an atmosphere of harmony and meaning. A spirit-force seems to pervade all things, and the spaces between them, bringing everything into oneness. We experience ourselves as part of this oneness too, and feel ecstatic or serene. At the highest intensity … [Read more...]

Consciousness, Resonance & the Paranormal: Synchronised Swimming in the Quantum Sea

By MARIE D. JONES — As a kid, watching the synchronised swimming competition of the summer Olympic games, I was always struck by how silly the sport seemed. Not to mention how it looked! Later, as a wise adult, I came to understand and appreciate both the degree of difficulty of getting human bodies to move in perfect unison, and the beauty that results when they do. Humans often operate in synch with others. I am reminded of groups of women who work or live together menstruating at the … [Read more...]