Archive for May, 2009

Reincarnation Diary: Mike’s Story

Thank you to our reader Mike for sharing this intense memory with us:

“I knew about the concept of reincarnation and that some people believed it, but I was skeptical of it.

In the time my marriage was failing and during the divorce I would get olfactory hallucinations when the weather was damp, drizzly and chilly. I would smell wood smoke and the aroma of meat roasting and bread baking. I asked people around me if they could smell something and they couldn’t.

I did some digging and came across the work of Dr. Brain Weiss and his books. I read all of them in short order and found a past life regressionist not too far from me.

During my regression I went back in time to a time where I was a woman. I lived on the edge of a forest in the mountains and a town was a short walk from my home. It was somewhere in the area where Germany now is.

When I “entered” that life I was walking out of town. There was a light drizzle and, as was the norm for that time and place, fires were going and people were cooking food, among the food cooking was meat and bread. I was wearing a dress with a long skirt and I was barefoot.

I had a husband and three kids, the older two children were boys and the youngest was a daughter. The two boys grew up and got married and moved into a new town. My husband went out hunting one day and never returned. I never did find out what happened to him. My daughter also married. I died one winter, a few years after my husband disappeared, in my house from cold and hunger.

I don’t remember a whole lot from that regression, just what I’ve mentioned, but I do remember that it was a good life. I was happy and content for most of it and had no regrets when I did die.”

If you would like to share your story with us, please post in as a Comment after any one of our posts on the blog. Thank you for sharing!

~Emily (editor)


Dalai Lama’s Wisdom for America

(Michelle J. Wong / Noozhawk photo)(Michelle J. Wong / Noozhawk photo)

I find it interesting that the self-proclaimed number one in everything nation, the U.S., must look to other cultures for the type of common sense wisdom that the Dalai Lama hands out like spring petals on a peaceful morning. In a recent lecture on ethics at UCSB, he discussed compassion and commented that the economic crisis might be an opportunity for people to put some limits on material things.

Think of the universe as a perfect balance machine – when something strays too far to one side, nature’s correction is to tip to the other side and create a balance. This goes for the macro – the life and death cycle – as well as the daily things we experience in human terms such as too much consumption with not enough providing. It seems obvious, but for many Westerners, it’s just not second nature. We continue to watch and learn from the experts…

Dalai Lama Shares Wisdom on the Mind, Ethics and Economy
Tibetan monk finds a receptive and enthusiastic audience at two UCSB lectures

By Sonia Fernandez, Noozhawk Staff Writer

With a head cold and a sense of humor, the Dalai Lama shared his wisdom with thousands of people Friday during his visit to UCSB.

“My voice is unusual today,” Tibet’s exiled spiritual and political leader said as he settled cross-legged into a divan onstage, interpreter by his side.

Using Tibetan to explain his finer points and English to kid around with the audience, the monk broke down topics as heady as the primordial qualities of Buddha that he says we all possess.

“We have to know the ultimate nature of the mind,” the Dalai Lama said during a morning lecture on the mind. Through it we can control destructive emotions, he said.

In the afternoon, he discussed compassion in a lecture on ethics for today and commented that the economic crisis might be an opportunity for people to establish limits on material things… [the rest here, from]


Monument for the Apocalypse

I can’t decide whether this is an optimistic statement for the tenacity of our species, or a pessimistic view on the fate of our world? What do you think?

American Stonehenge: Monumental Instructions for the Post-Apocalypse
By Randall Sullivan (Wired)

The strangest monument in America looms over a barren knoll in northeastern Georgia. Five massive slabs of polished granite rise out of the earth in a star pattern. The rocks are each 16 feet tall, with four of them weighing more than 20 tons apiece. Together they support a 25,000-pound capstone. Approaching the edifice, it’s hard not to think immediately of England’s Stonehenge or possibly the ominous monolith from 2001: A Space Odyssey. Built in 1980, these pale gray rocks are quietly awaiting the end of the world as we know it.

Called the Georgia Guidestones, the monument is a mystery—nobody knows exactly who commissioned it or why. The only clues to its origin are on a nearby plaque on the ground—which gives the dimensions and explains a series of intricate notches and holes that correspond to the movements of the sun and stars—and the “guides” themselves, directives carved into the rocks. These instructions appear in eight languages ranging from English to Swahili and reflect a peculiar New Age ideology. Some are vaguely eugenic (guide reproduction wisely—improving fitness and diversity); others prescribe standard-issue hippie mysticism (prize truth—beauty—love—seeking harmony with the infinite)….[the rest, here]


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