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Pop Singer Ben Lee Comes out of “The Ayahuasca Closet”

In this interview, the ever-shape-shifting pop singer Ben Lee discusses his ambitious new album, "Ayahuasca: Welcome to the Work," the spirituality of Fugazi shows, how chi gong practices changed his live performances, and why aya is “the perfect medicine for this time.”

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Money and the Divine Masculine

I recently attended a ceremony on "the healing of money." Immediately a vivid
image popped into my head of a man, vast and muscular, bound to the
earth with stakes and tethers, straining with every atom of his strength
to free himself and rise up. I knew that the man represented the divine masculine and his bonds were made of money.

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Yoga and Money

We are on the brink of an
apocalypse that some have prophesied will result in a radical shift in how we
relate to time. The yogic practice of greedlessness can shift our relation to time; when we let go of the
habit of accumulating money and material things, we might have a chance to drop
into the present, where our true multidimensional self
exists, and where our
destiny will be revealed.

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Sacred Economics: Chapter 3, “Money and the Mind” (Pt. 4)

Money is woven into our minds, our perceptions, our identities. That is
why, when a crisis of money strikes, it seems that the fabric of
reality is unraveling, too—that the very world is falling apart. Yet
this is also cause for great optimism, because money is a social
construction that we have the power to change. What new kinds of
perceptions, and what new kinds of collective actions, would accompany a
new kind of money?  – The fourth installment from Sacred Economics: Money, Gift, and Society in the Age of Transition.

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The Twilight of Money

Economic abstractions keep
functioning only so long as actual goods and services exist to be bought and
sold. The
movement toward abstraction goes so far that the concrete realities are
neglected. In the end the realities trickle away unnoticed, until a shock of
some kind strikes the tower of abstractions built atop the void the realities
once filled, and the whole structure tumbles to the ground.

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The End of Money and the Future of Civilization

If the global economy were broken up into local units, would there be any need for national governments? Would it not make more sense for governments to scale down to the size of the economic units? The decentralization and democratization of the exchange process can only be achieved through traders establishing their own mutual credit clearing circles and independent private and community currencies.

The End of Money and the Future of Civilization

Even if governments did have the will and the power to wrest control of the issuance of credit from the banking cartel, the situation would not be a lot different. The historical record suggests that where governments have come out on top their monopolization of credit has led to militarization, wars, expansion and a weakening of democratic processes.