29 February 2012

What Babies Want

An Exploration of the Consciousness of Infants.
This a documentary exploring the spirituality of the newborn.

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28 February 2012

How To Make Dye From Plants

Sasha Duerr uses just about anything to dye clothing: from kitchen waste (coffee grounds, avocado pits and onion skins) to invasive "weeds" (wild fennel, oxalis) to the leaves, fruit or petals of nearly any tree or plant (maple, pear, cherry, fig, acorn, fern, dahlia, poppy, lavender, etc).
Inspired by permaculture, Duerr believes in a slower approach to textile dying- she founded the Permacouture Institute to help advance Slow Textiles- both as a way to respect the environment, but also because she believes that plant-based color is more beautiful, and truly alive.

Book: The Handbook of Natural Plant Dyes

Learn how a southern New Mexico gardener makes dye from plants that he grows in his garden.

Woodlands TV 
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Experiments with dyes using evidence from scraps of material found at archaological sites from the Saxon period. Using natural products from woods and woodlands such as madder, weld, woad, barks from alder buckthorn birch, and walnut, and wild plants such as yarrow Jennie James shows the varieties of colours that can be achieved. Other techniques to produce different colours include overdyeing, and the use of a mordant such as alum. Much of the research is inspired by the books about dyes by Jenny Dean.

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Dyeing with natural dyes. The madder plant (Rubia tinctoria) is a useful root for dyeing, producing a deep red colour. The roots are brown but after soaking and simmering become dark red and the shades of colour can then softened using modifiers such as wood ash water. In a woodland setting, Jennie James from the East Sussex Archaeology and Museums Partnership (ESAMP) shows what these plants look like and discusses how to use them, along with the use of iron pyrites. She also looks at the importance of temperature in dyeing. The last of our three programmes on dyeing in woodlands using plants and barks, such as woad, weld, and alder buckthorn.

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Forest Plants for Dyeing and Dyeing Wool, Alder buckthorn bark, woad and weld can all be used for dyeing. Jennie James from the East Sussex Archaeology and Museums Partnership (ESAMP) shows what these plants look like and the sort of colours they produce. A variety of different dyeing techniques such as overdyeing or using a mordant can then be applied to get different colours. When dyeing with woad , stale urine used to be used although nowadays spectralite is used instead. Jennie also has some woad seeds and a woad ball.

Playlist: Dyeing Yarn

26 February 2012

Seven Habits Of Mindful Eating

"The rhythm of life is becoming faster and faster, so we really don't have the same awareness and the same ability to check into ourselves." These words are from an unexpected source: a Harvard nutritionist. Dr. Lilian Cheung, with Nobel Peace Prize nominee Thich Nhat Hanh, co-wrote 'Savor: Mindful Eating, Mindful Life.' "That's why mindful eating is becoming more important. We need to be coming back to ourselves and saying: 'Does my body need this? Why am I eating this? Is it just because I'm so sad and stressed out?'" In this 3-minute video, Dr. Cheung explains how honoring and being mindful of the food we eat makes us healthier. She offers seven practices for mindful eating -- simple steps that we can take to maintain a healthier weight and live a happier life. We are what we eat -- and how we eat it.

25 February 2012

24 February 2012

Mark Passio: What On Earth Is Happening

Part 1 of 4: Consciousness, Polarity & The Human Brain

Part 2 of 4: Occult Influence, Mind Control & Astrotheology

Part 3 of 4: Subversive Symbolism, The Hegelian Dialectic & The Globalist Agenda

Part 4 of 4: Sovereignty, Natural Law & Grassroots Solutions For REAL Change

Mark Passio: Free Your Mind Conference 2011

23 February 2012

Urban Permaculture Food Forest Garden

John from Growing Your Greens  goes on a field trip outside Portland, Oregon to visit one amazing Urban Permaculture Food Forest Garden. In this episode, John will share just some of the techniques and unique edible plants that are being grown in this permaculture garden. You will learn about the edible Impatiens balfourii... aka Poor Man's Orchid which explode when you touch them and so much more.

Adam from Permablitz Melbourne shows Sydney how its done!
Adam Grubb founded Permablitz as part of a crew of Melbourne permaculturalists in 2006. Since then, Melbourne Permblitz has delivered many, many successful permablitzes in the greater Melbourne area, and the concept of Permablitz has spread to Sydney, Adelaide, Alice Springs, Darwin, Canberra, Tasmania, Bega, the Sunshine Coast, California, Montreal, Istanbul and Uganda.

DIY Kit: Permablitz Kit

A permablitz is a permaculture-inspired backyard, frontyard or community makeover where people come together to build a food garden, share knowledge and skills about organic food production in urban gardens while building community and having fun. Anyone can come, and for many it’s their first experience with permaculture design or food gardening. Basically we get a lot of people together with tools, plants and knowledge and we go to someones house and build a permaculture vegie garden. This is a not for profit, volunteer based idea with reciprocation in mind. If you want a permaculture veggie garden at your place then you are encouraged to help out at other permablitz's first. People who have had a blitz at their house are encouraged to repay the favor by helping out at other blitz's.

22 February 2012

Brad Lancaster: Rainwater Harvesting

Popular speaker, author and educator Brad Lancaster delivers some basic rainwater harvesting concepts with humor and clarity.

Website: Rainwater Harvesting

Rainwater Harvesting Basics

Part 1 : Brad Lancaster talks about his evolution into rainwater harvesting, and the current state of our freshwater resources.

Part 2 : Developing a 'resilience basket' of local food with rainwater harvesting earthworks on neighborhood commons - greywater as an important household strategy and the successful Arizona code model.

Part 3 : Some basic water harvesting concepts and strategies - current projects - cultivating community acceptance of best management practices through informed example

21 February 2012

Sugar - Aspartame - Stevia

Sugar: The Bitter Truth

In a special event hosted by the County Office of Education on March 24, 2011, Dr. Robert Lustig, Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, in the Division of Endocrinology Director of the Weight Assessment for Teen and Child Health Program at UCSF, speaks about the role of sugar and the contribution of biochemical, neural, hormonal, and genetic influences in the expression of the current obesity epidemic both in children and adults.

Big Sugar: Sweet, White & Deadly

Documentary about Big Sugar, from it's early days with ties to slavery to modern times with it's detrimental effects on the everglades and political ties. This is both part 1 and part 2. Written & Directed by: Brian McKenna. Produced by Galafilm in 2005.

Aspartame: Sweet Misery, A Poisoned World

If a product is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and composed of natural ingredients, would you assume it is safe to consume? If the same product is an artificial sweetener, would you assume it helps control your weight? Millions of people use aspartame, the artificial sweetener known as NutraSweet, with these assumptions in mind.
Aspartame can be found in thousands of products. However, aspartame's tainted history of approval and potentially toxic ingredients cast serious doubt on the safety of this sugar substitute. Furthermore, aspartame may actually increase your appetite (Farber 52).
While the FDA approval may signal the green light for safe consumption, 85 percent of all complaints registered with the FDA are for adverse reactions to aspartame, including five reported deaths. A closer look at the unscientific studies, suspicious approval methods, and its harmful ingredients, reveal the hidden dangers of this artificial sweetener. In reality, aspartame poses a public health threat. 

Stevia Sweetener

Website: SteviaSweetener

Stevia: Growing, Drying and Making Extract

20 February 2012

The Blue Buddha: Lost Secrets Of Tibetan Medicine

Twelve hundred years ago the people of Tibet developed a comprehensive medical system. They understood how the mind affects the body. They knew subtle ways of changing the body's chemistry with medicines made from plants and minerals. They blessed their medicines in lengthy rituals. And they encoded this knowledge in a series of elaborate paintings called thangkas.

19 February 2012

Changing Education Paradigms

This animate was adapted from a talk given at the RSA by Sir Ken Robinson, world-renowned education and creativity expert and recipient of the RSA's Benjamin Franklin award.

18 February 2012

Marcia Schafer: Life Beyond 2012

We caught up with Marcia Schafer at Project Camelot's Awake and Aware conference in 2009. COE was just starting out and this was our first conference. I knew we wanted to interview the speakers here about our changing world. I was very curious about the extraterrestrial phenomena and how it fit into the greater picture of humanity. I had done a lot of research and was drawn to the experiences people were having with certain ETs that had the well being of our planet and humanity in mind. 

17 February 2012

Poor America

With one and a half million American children now homeless, reporter Hilary Andersson meets the school pupils who go hungry in the richest country on Earth. From those living in the storm drains under Las Vegas to the tent cities now springing up around the United States, Panorama finds out how the poor are surviving in America and asks whatever happened to Barack Obama's vision for the country.

16 February 2012

Thunderbolts Of The Gods

Challenge yourself, your peers, your teachers.  Participate in a revolution in science and human evolution.  Watch this film and in an hour know more than most NASA scientists about the fundamental force that forms and sustains the universe (summary below). The Thunderbolts Project calls into question not only countless modern scientific assumptions, but also the billions of dollars of big-science government and corporate funding that continues to preserve and entrench questionable theories - elevating them to the status of doctrine - while systematically excluding legitimate alternatives that threaten the status-quo.  Alternatives that may represent the future of science. The Thunderbolts Project offers remarkably simple explanations for 'black holes', 'dark matter', the electric sun, comets that are NOT made of ice, planetary scarring and many other 'mysterious' phenomena. It proposes that much of the currently observable phenomena of deep space can be intelligently explained by already known principles of electricity.  High school students get it immediately.  A doctorate in higher math is not required. This extraordinary new theory also redefines ancient history, linking rock art images carved in basalt 5,000 years ago with identical images found only in Hubble photographs of deep space or in photographs of recently declassified high-energy plasma discharge experiments generated in a billion dollar lab. The Thunderbolts Project invites you to participate in this revolution, to test and even challenge its validity, or, if finding it rational and intriguing enough, to contribute to its expansion and further evolution.

The Electric Universe

14 February 2012

Vipassana Meditation

First a short video about the observation of breath and bodily sensations in the technique of Vipassana meditation. The entire practice is actually a mental training. Just as we use physical exercises to improve our bodily health, Vipassana can be used to develop a healthy mind. Because it has been found to be genuinely helpful, great emphasis is put on preserving the technique in its original, authentic form. It is not taught commercially, but instead is offered freely. No person involved in its teaching receives any material remuneration. There are no charges for the courses - not even to cover the cost of food and accommodation. All expenses are met by donations from people who, having completed a course and experienced the benefits of Vipassana, wish to give others the opportunity to benefit from it also.
Of course, the results come gradually through continued practice. It is unrealistic to expect all problems to be solved in a ten day course. Within that time, however, the essentials of Vipassana can be learned so that it can be applied in daily life. The more the technique is practiced, the greater the freedom from misery, and the closer the approach to the ultimate goal of full liberation. Even ten days can provide results which are vivid and obviously beneficial in everyday life.
All sincere people are welcome to join a Vipassana course to see for themselves how the technique works and to measure the benefits. Vipassana courses are even being conducted in prisons, with great success and wonderful benefits for the inmates who participate. All those who try it will find Vipassana to be an invaluable tool with which to achieve and share real happiness with others.

Website: Dhamma
Vipassana Guidelines: Chanmyay Sayādaw or Ayyâ Khemindâ

Children learn Vipassana

Guided Meditation

Doing Time, Doing Vipassana
Documentary on Vipassana meditation in prisons in India.

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13 February 2012

Part Of The Solution

To us, the phrase "Part Of The Solution" defines someone or something that makes the world a little better. We try to give back more than we take from the planet and humanity in general. This video is designed to give credit to the people who are doing just that. Maybe they'll inspire you, or maybe it's just good viewing, but hopefully it will make you think about what you're doing and how you can, in your own way, become Part Of The Solution.

12 February 2012

Göbekli Tepe: 12,000 Years Old Unexplained Structure

Göbekli Tepe, is a hilltop sanctuary erected on the highest point of an elongated mountain ridge some 15 km northeast of the town of Şanlıurfa, in southeastern Turkey and 500 miles away from Istanbul, Turkey. It is the most astonishing archaeological discovery in modern times and also thought to be the oldest advanced civilization on Earth.

11 February 2012

David Attenborough: First Life

Travelling to the fog bound coastline of Newfoundland and the Australian outback, Attenborough unearths the earliest forms of animal life to exist on Earth. These bizarre and wonderful creatures are brought to life with the help of cutting edge scientific technology and photorealistic visual effects. From the first animal forms that moved to the first mouths that ate, these were creatures that evolved the traits and tools that allow all animals, including ourselves, to survive to this day.

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9 February 2012

SunRay Kelly

Growing up in the wild hills of the Pacific Northwest, it seems like SunRay was always building something. His favorite source of inspiration and materials is the woods around him, "God's Hardware Store" as he calls it. When working on a project it is not uncommon to see him pick up a saw and head off into the woods looking for the right piece of wood to present itself. If he says anything, he'll mumble "I'm going shopping."

8 February 2012

Terence McKenna: Nobody Is Smarter Than You Are

Terence McKenna grew up in Paonia, Colorado. He was introduced to geology through his uncle and developed a hobby of solitary fossil hunting in the arroyos near his home. From this he developed a deep artistic and scientific appreciation of nature.

6 February 2012

Riding High On Life

Join Casey Adam Miller on his bicycle journey across America to speak with people about finding meaning in life. Why the bike? Because cycling filled him with dread. "If I wanted to understand how meaning is created," said Casey, "then I had to make myself vulnerable, raw and open to the question."

4 February 2012

Sepp Holzer: The Agro Rebel

Sepp Holzer, the Austrian farmer and forester practices "permaculture" a different kind of farming on his mountain property. With this certain form of organic-agriculture, he is very convincing and successfully. Contrary to all conventional rules and despite annual average temperatures of 4.5°C and an altitude of between 900m-1400m, he cultivates cherries, apples, mushrooms, kiwis, lemons, pumpkins, potatoes and zucchinis. This year he also started big permaculture-projects in Brazil, Columbia, Peru and Venezuela. 

3 February 2012

The Song Of The Earth

David Attenborough on the evolution of song.
Some birds make sounds that are musical to our ears. Consider the skylark, whose melodious sounds we label as song. So it’s quite natural to wonder whether there is a connection between animal sounds and the music that humans create. The deepest mystery of all: What purpose does music serve? Famed naturalist Sir David Attenborough examines various exotic members of the animal kingdom for clues to this fascinating puzzle.

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2 February 2012

Money As Debt (Full Series)

Money As Debt 1

Money as Debt is a fast-paced and highly entertaining animated feature by artist & videographer, Paul Grignon. It explains today's magically perverse Debt - Money System in terms that are easy to understand. 
Money is a new form of slavery, and distinguishable from the old simply by the fact that it is impersonal, there is no human relation between master and slave. Debt-government, corporate and household has reached astronomical proportions. Where does all this money come from? How could there BE that much money to lend? The answer is...there isn't. Today, money is debt. If there were no debt there would be no money.
If this is puzzling to you, you are not alone. Very few people understand, even though all of us are affected.

Website: Money As Debt

Money As Debt 2: Promises Unleashed

Money As Debt 2 explores the baffling, fraudulent and destructive arithmetic of the money system that holds us hostage to a forever growing debt... and how we might evolve beyond it into a new era.
Bailouts, stimulus packages, debt piled upon debt...Where will it all end? How did we get into a situation where there has never been more material wealth & productivity and yet everyone is in debt to bankers?
And now, all of a sudden, the bankers have no money and we the taxpayers, have to rescue them by going even further into debt!

Money As Debt 3: The Rothschild Mafia

1 February 2012

Simple Survival Model Earthship

Can be replicated to create larger buildings. Aimed at being the cheapest and most affordable Earthship possible. A very simple set of details to put together. Radically Sustainable Buildings. The Most Versatile and Economical building design in the world.
Earthships can be built in any part of the world, in any climate and still provide you with what you need to survive, with 'modern' amenities, if desired. The Earthship building method has been evolving for over 40 years. 
See also: Garbage Warrior & Earthships

The Most Versatile and Economical building design in the world.

Trailer for a new Earthship Documentary.
An inspiring and personal story about a group of people building sustainable housing in the Baja California peninsula in Mexico, it also serves as an introductory guide to building alternative sustainable housing, as well as describing with the use of animation, how these buildings offer solutions to today's most important issues like: energy, water, food, shelter, sewage and recycling.

An overview of Earthship Biotecture. The ultimate in Green Buildings.