The Kali Yuga: Dicing with Death

By GWENDOLYN TAUNTON One of the most well-known cultural imports from India that has exerted an influence on Western thought is that of the Kali Yuga. This topic has been particularly dwelt upon by the Perennialist School, which includes authors such as René Guénon and Alain Daniélou. The reason for the popularity of this subject in the West is two-fold: Firstly, the Kali Yuga can be used to explain a number of political, economic, and environmental problems which currently face humanity. … [Read more...]

The Cathars & Their Modern Day Revival

By ANDREW PHILLIP SMITH Most forms of spirituality or religion look back to the past in some way. The past is a source of origin, tradition, revelation, and inspiration. For the medieval Cathars the most distant past was, as it is for most religions, the time in which the mythic foundation of the world was established. More recent developments, such as the coming of Jesus, brought the story forward to a new chapter. The Cathars believed that their initiation rite, the consolamentum, was the … [Read more...]

What Are Humans Made Of?

By RICHARD SMOLEY The figure seems to hover around 95 percent. That’s the proportion of the universe that consists of dark matter and dark energy – entities that are only dimly and indirectly perceived by scientific apparatus. This fact has gotten wide attention lately, but one implication has gone unnoticed: if this is the case for the physical universe, it must also be the case for our own bodies. Therefore 95 percent of your body is made up of matter and energy about which nearly nothing … [Read more...]

Control 101: Creating Consensus Reality

By PATRICK HENNINGSEN By carefully controlling mainstream media and educational institutions, elite social engineers are able to control the flow of public discourse in order to serve their own goals and interests. By doing this, they create something akin to ‘consensus reality’. In other words, by controlling the perception of public consensus on any particular issue or event, you effectively control the prevailing reality. A leading example of this social engineering phenomenon today is in … [Read more...]

New Dawn 164 (September-October 2017)

. SINGLE ISSUE - PRINT . SINGLE ISSUE - DIGITAL (US$5.95) . SUBSCRIBE - PRINT . SUBSCRIBE - DIGITAL . The Golden Age of Social Engineering; Poisoned Planet & the Depopulation Agenda; Will Humanity Be Obsolete in Elite’s Future World of Cyborgs & A.I.?; Demographics & Destiny: Civilisation has been Down this Road Before; The Goddess in the Machine: Restoring Intuition in a ‘Left Brain’ Dominant Techno World . INSIDE THIS ISSUE Click on image for larger … [Read more...]

Is the Brain Really Necessary? The Answer Seems to be a No-Brainer

By STEVEN GUTH This is what we’re told: Your brain is where your mind, consciousness and personality reside. “Reductionism,” noted the English writer & philosopher Colin Wilson, is the “simple theory that tries to explain the mind in terms of physical mechanisms.” Thus, consciousness “is a mechanism of the brain and nervous system.”1 Put another way: Our mind, our consciousness, our awareness and our personality all come from the brain’s chemical and electrical machinery. When the brain … [Read more...]

Sacred Plant Healing: Shamanic Medicine & the New Science

By BRETT LOTHIAN In our modern age, all of us have been touched in one way or another by mental illness, either directly or indirectly. Depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress, and an ever growing list of psychotic disorders and addictions are today rampant in our modern industrialised world. Most likely a direct result of our “keeping up with the Kardashians” lifestyle and ultra competitive, capitalist “greed is good” world. Whilst we may never be able to go back to more simpler times, … [Read more...]

Can We See the Future? Exploring the Science of Precognition

By ROBERT M. SCHOCH, PH.D. The theme of this article is precognition. I will begin by relating an example, one included in a collection of precognitions compiled by the great psychical researcher of the late nineteenth century Frederic W. H. Myers (1843-1901).1 Mr. Haggard of the British Consulate, Trieste, Austria, gives the following account of a premonitory dream and its fulfilment:— September 21st, 1893. A few months ago I had an extraordinarily vivid dream, and waking up repeated it to … [Read more...]

William S. Burroughs His Search for “The Visitors”

By MATTHEW LEVI STEVENS I get these messages from other planets. I’m apparently some kind of agent from another planet but I haven’t got my orders clearly decoded yet. – William S. Burroughs In 1989, the American author William S. Burroughs (1914–1997) wrote to Whitley Strieber, a writer previously best known for his successful horror fiction, such as The Wolfen and The Hunger, about his alleged experiences of alien contact and abduction. In his first supposedly non-fiction book, Communion … [Read more...]

What Do You Mean The Occult? A Brief Introduction

MITCH HOROWITZ was raised in a world of Bigfoot stories, UFO sightings, and Carlos Castaneda books. He grew determined to find the truth behind it all – and today is a PEN Award-winning historian and the author of Occult America and One Simple Idea: How Positive Thinking Reshaped Modern Life. Mitch cares deeply about outsider spiritual views, particularly with regard to the esoteric, supernatural, and occult. He has written on everything from the war on witches to the secret life of Ronald … [Read more...]