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Comment Archives: stories: Arts & Culture: Body & Soul

Re: “Counseling Carnivores with Will Tuttle

eating or cooking vegetables - that are aLIVE!!! biting them!!! can't you hear them screaming!!!?
Livestock raised in correct farming practices are not the great polluters of reputation.
How about all the poisons put onto the land to grow the produce! in this raped land! We need to farm other ways! Many farms. Many opera houses and health clinics and homes next to many farms farmed sensibly - You need to learn what that is - sensible farming.

Posted by NormaJFHarrison on 07/23/2017 at 7:29 PM

Re: “Counseling Carnivores with Will Tuttle

mean meat eaters - like all those tribes of people - particularly in northern latitudes - but all over the world - all those mean people !!!!? who weren't particularly mean until moralizers came along to say they all are!!! I don't think so. People needing to find a way to scold other people, to tell other people that they - the discoverers of this or that 'bad' behavior - are above those bad behave-ers - like school teachers, and preachers-priests. We need to stop creating that class of people -

Posted by NormaJFHarrison on 07/23/2017 at 7:24 PM

Re: “Hit Me with Your Best Shot

Yes, an effective technique is screaming to the top of your lungs, and then running as fast as you can (if you are able to, if not the scream will work wonders).

Karate trains the mind, body, and spirit. Training the spirit teaches one to remain clam, think clearly in most situations. One thing I was taught when I was younger because I never hit anyone was to hit to never hit. Training in the dojo is to understand your body, gain information about what the body can and cannot do, and to understand the damage it can do, to respect the techniques, and the people...

Karate begins and end with respect. Train you body, mind, and spirit. Never give up. Keep trying. Try your best to improve who you were yesterday. This is karatedo. :)

A traditional martial art isn't about maliciously hitting someone, it is about not hitting them, instead, thinking, adapting to the situation - it is a way of life!

Check out the new school in Pleasanton: for more information on karate. Also, it is a way to train for the unexpected, you never know when you, a friend, your family's life will be threatened.

Posted by Sanjit Mandal on 12/12/2012 at 4:13 PM

Re: “Evolving With Jonathan Gustin

The way Gustin talks about "standard enlightenment" as an attachment to a passive bliss state is absurdly simplistic and misinformed. From that characterization, it is easy to sell this "evolutionary enlightenment" as something new and up-to-date.

Posted by Michael Costeines on 11/10/2011 at 9:05 AM

Re: “Hidden Wisdom

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Posted by Editor on 09/15/2011 at 2:52 PM

Re: “Hidden Wisdom

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Posted by Editor on 09/15/2011 at 6:52 AM

Re: “Hidden Wisdom

greatarchangels it's strange to read such negative criticism against the
Secret knowledge/Hidden Wisdom book.
I mean it's fine with me if you do not like a book or a person but to come up with these lies is at least dishonest. Don't you understand that if people read the book they will immediately find out how wrong you are?

You just mentioned out of context the parts that can cause doubts and fear to people leaving out the parts that are most highlighted in this book: enlightenment, verifying spiritual teachings, love for your spouse and for humanity and many others that would resonate to many people that are sincerely searching for spirituality.

It is apparent to me that you are part of the revengeful campaign against Belzebuub. You just go around the internet spreading your poison. I think it is you who has the mentality of the middle ages with your anti-religious and hateful behavior.

Stop lying and misleading. Let people come to their own conclusions. At least have some respect for them.

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Posted by Sean on 09/13/2011 at 5:25 PM

Re: “Hidden Wisdom

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Posted by Editor on 09/12/2011 at 1:41 AM

Re: “Hidden Wisdom

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Posted by Editor on 09/06/2011 at 7:26 AM

Re: “Hidden Wisdom

you know what I just thought I'd follow up on that comment made by that guy "greatarchangels" - I've read the same book as that person talks about: Secret knowledge Hidden Wisdom, and it just does not say that at all.. Jeez. That person not only has no idea how to comprehend things but distort it completely and present in such a negative light.. well spirituality is not for everyone, that's for sure, and seeing how that person responded is obvious. The book does talk about sex, but it's not described as "greatarchangels" says it is.. It talks about "White Tantra" which is when the energy generated by sex is used differently than just to have an orgasm.. It is a very loving and wonderful way to make love to the one person that you cherish, and personally, I do it everyday. "Greatarchangels" has no idea what he/she talks about.. But that books does not talk only about sex (but obvisouly "greatarchangels" only remembers that..) it deals with all aspects of life - from reincarnation, to meditation, to the path to enlightenment and much more. I would not call it a beginner's book (Belzebuub had 2 previous books before that one that literally build a foundation for that particular book) - and Belzebuub clearly states in it that the reader MUST verify things for themselves, and clearly warns against blind beliefs.. He writes not accept what he says as truth, but to get out there and gain the experience. So, truly it is for the adept that is ready to act, not to theorize, accept or refute just because, but to actually verify things. A great many teachings in there. For the beginner, I would recommend Belzebuub's latest title: Gazing into the Eternal (which is now free to download on the author's website, otherwise buy it at Amazon).

Posted by LaFeeBrune on 08/03/2011 at 11:31 PM

Re: “Hidden Wisdom

I just read Secret knowledge/Hidden wisdom by Mark Pritchard AKA Belzebuub. The book was as engaging as a train wreck. Saying it was predictable would be a gross understatement, if you had known it was written by the religious right. Per this book, Mark’s belief that the truths he has created in his mind are indeed absolute truths and that everyone else must be made to believe in the same truths lest they perish. From not being allow to masturbate or have wet dreams to going to the Abyss if you ejaculate inside of your partner. If you are pro choice, gay, transgender, you are doomed for eternity. The only truth about this book is that it will set you back to the middle ages.

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Posted by greatarchangels on 05/31/2011 at 5:40 PM

Re: “The Achievement Trap

Beautiful! Thank you!

Posted by azusmom on 03/26/2011 at 8:38 AM

Re: “Re-Experiencing Circumcision with Lisa Braver Moss

To learn more about the Jewish opposition to circumcision, please visit the blog "Beyond the Bris," located at

Posted by rwald on 02/14/2011 at 8:43 AM

Re: “The Achievement Trap

What an amazing truth you speak. It explains a lot about why I struggle to relate to people in this society who are confused by my values that are contrary to theirs. Also, it explains why I feel so much more natural in other countries where the focus is more on people and less on "Stuff."

Posted by Sitabodang on 12/10/2010 at 2:29 PM

Re: “Eating Greens With Brian Wendel

Forks over knives will be the film to finally awaken us all to this atrocity, of Profit before the People, and keeping the masses diseased in order to keep the corporations in operation. God help us. Our lives are so fragile. Don't become a statistic. Eat right to enjoy this amazing world !!!

Posted by FRAN III on 11/25/2010 at 7:49 PM

Re: “Re-Experiencing Circumcision with Lisa Braver Moss

I've heard of people who think foreskin restoration i's strange, but it's not really controversial. It's just something a man can do to return his penis to its natural state (or at least as close as it can get).

And I can tell you first hand, it works. While this East Bay Restorers group is fictional, there is a real organization called NORM (the National Organization of Restoring Men) that has held meetings in San Francisco and Berkeley in the past, and has other groups throughout the country.

Posted by Pat on 11/13/2010 at 7:03 PM

Re: “Sonic Boon

I'm looking forward to finally hanging out at a Shakini circle one of these days;; I am inspired by Francesca and other amazing women and men who tap into the sacred, delightful healing power of SOUND! *** Great little article, thanks .

Posted by CreativiTea on 11/13/2010 at 9:12 AM

Re: “Awaiting the End of the World With Daniel Pinchbeck

lisakdefevers- I think you need to go back and read your sacred texts again. The ancient Hebrews practiced human/child sacrifice, as did many of the religions of the time. It took most cultures quite a while to decide on the nature and scope of thier god/gods, sometimes borrowing aspects from others or inventing new ones. Sadly, sacrifice seems to be have been nearly a global phenomenon. I guess that the priests in those times figured if they could convince someone to kill a child for thier god then giving all of thier money/shells/shiney pebbles to the priests wouldn't be very hard.

I don't really care if you believe what I just told you about Judeo-Christian history. It is a fact. The point is, your spiritual predecessors killed thier children to glorify thier god Yaweh, Al Shaddai, Jehovah, etc...

So please dear, do not cast stones, I believe one of your holy men spoke about that.

Posted by jaguarsky on 11/08/2010 at 4:21 PM

Re: “Awaiting the End of the World With Daniel Pinchbeck

Really? Maybe while Quetzalcoatl is talking to him he can explain why there were found hundreds of skeletal remains in sacrifice pits where they burnt children alive as well as adults to this god called Queltzcoat. Not everyone is bored with the truth. Yaweh still has his kingdom. This so called god he speaks to had the Myans sacrificing people by the droves. Why? Because hes a pagan child killing demon. There is only one God...and he has his angels. Two thirds of the angels stayed faithful to him....the rest were cast out of heaven for siding with lucifer/satan ...every other entity dwells in the fallen angel realm. If you read the word you see that Satan actually had legs and walked before God cursed him to slither on the ground for his transgression with Adam and Eve. Serpent god indeed.....only to those who are lead by the demonic realm. . There is only one God and Jesus is the way to him....all else falls into paganism and fallen angel realms. Known as the watchers. The battle heats up even more so today. Dont be fooled.

Posted by on 11/08/2010 at 7:54 AM

Re: “Eating Greens With Brian Wendel

This documentary is going to revolutionize how people view their health. It's really empowering to know that one can prevent and even reverse diseases that people spend large sums of money managing medically with limited success.

Posted by veganvet on 10/27/2010 at 11:17 PM

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