The ‘Redesigning Society’ series will capture some expert perspectives on the current state of societal affairs, as well as the collective change we desperately need both philosophically and practically. It also aims to amplify mainstream engagement in how we should globally move forward for ourselves and our future generations.
Make no mistake about it; there is a growing community of ‘awakening’ people are who engaged in a core dialogue about what it means to be human at the start of the 21st Century. This awakening is a natural evolution for human consciousness and is composed of two overarching parts.
First is a deep realization of the innate interdependence we have with the entirety of reality, regardless if we look at it through the lenses of ecology, quantum physics or spirituality. The second is recognizing the social and systemic dysfunction that requires collective action to be transcended by redesigning our society to reflect the new era that humanity is adventuring into.
A collective awakening, driven by individual awakenings, has been a long time in the making. Inspiringly we are becoming increasingly closer to the tipping point for a society which has disconnected from the dominant worldviews and has awakened to their ‘connection-through-consciousness’ and the need for serious social change. The tipping point is estimated to be between 10 and 20% of the population; think of it like a fad that quickly grips the collective mindset, such as a particular fashion.
Once the required threshold is reached, it is inevitable for the masses to become aware of these ‘truths’ no matter how conditioned into mainstream ‘beliefs’ they might currently be.
The reality is that throughout the uniting global culture, which is a natural manifestation of modern day society, individuals are increasingly moving one of two ways. They are either opening up to the interconnection of life, including with Mother Earth and every person on her, or they’re going further into the depths of a disconnected and meaningless world.
However many are stuck in the middle, mostly due to the ‘scientism’ that has damaged our collective philosophical health. Unsurprisingly the data accumulating from the quantum sciences is increasingly making it clearer that the rebirth of this ancient wisdom and tribal philosophy is a rational and evidence-based path for our future.
Once this meta-paradigm is embraced on a planetary scale it will impact our value systems at a fundamental level because it will revolutionize how we collectively respect each other and our natural systems. This understanding is also important for the health and sanity of the individual because without it, the issues that plague our beautiful existence can become a little overwhelming – both emotionally and psychologically – especially when we don’t contextualize them into this more holistic picture.
One of the biggest issues faced by humanity, most prominently in the Western World, is being virtually enslaved to dysfunctional and unhealthy theories and practices. These systems have been amplified by a hidden aristocracy, or ‘shadow-government’, who are the real power brokers of our world. This can be hard to accept, but true nevertheless.
Yet due to the instantaneous sharing of information across our globe, for the first time in the known history of humanity we can unite the people of earth to achieve a common goal: we the people, not the elite, will control our own destiny. Since humanity’s conception there has always been an ‘empire’ that has controlled the paths that we collectively forge, but now so many grass roots movements have emerged in response to the unhealthy and superficial ‘programs’ that we’ve been conditioned into since birth and are making slow but positive change in a wide array of areas for our future.
- Truthful information is reaching the world to combat the lies of the mainstream media;
- Political parties are emerging to remove big money from the sell-out of our democracy;
- Economic models are being designed to provide wealth and abundance for the people;
- The dogma of the scientific establishment, which has been hijacked by corporate interests and ideological bias, is being exposed;
- Local communities are being built from the ground up to meet the true needs of each other, their environment and future generations;
- Healthy food is being produced in local, ethical and sustainable ways;
- The biodiversity of life on our planet is being supported to ensure it doesn’t just survive, but thrive; and
- Kids are being taught the true values and lessons of life that are missing from our education models.
The beautiful truth is that more and more people are disconnecting from the false truths which permeate our ‘accepted’ views of existence. These delusions have been spread like wildfire through the corporate owned-and-controlled mainstream media but their reign is ending because of a greater accessibility to information that is more closely aligned with the truth. This has been a direct result of the technological and digital revolutions, as well as the rise of alternative media.
Of course many of the worldviews or beliefs heralded by the conventional channels have a lot truth woven through them, which is partly why they’re so convincing. However, as previously alluded, the most pervading and damaging deception is the unwise and dogmatic philosophy of a purely mechanical and material universe which has been ‘unscientifically’ adopted by the academic and scientific establishments. This ‘false assumption’ is a metaphysics because it attempts to explain the fundamental nature of existence, however it has infiltrated Western value systems and produced unhealthy individual, social and environmental impacts as a result.
It’s also what is omitted from these ‘modern-day fairy tales’ which can be the most harmful, such as the information which is avoided to maintain the status quo. Plus, when we’re born into a world where the majority of people uncritically accept what is being said in their papers and on their screens, it is uncomplicated to understand why the masses have unconsciously fallen so easily into this trap.
There are several principal ideologies, among other sub-divisions, which have maintained hegemony over the collective consciousness during the last millennia. Chronologically they occurred as religion, individualism, materialism and consumerism, all of which have exceedingly amplified a collective disconnection from nature.
Obviously these ideologies have some associated goodness; however, the masses have been conditioned to thoughtlessly accept them which has resulted with toxic levels of intolerance, hatred, greed, selfishness, isolation, competition, aggression, dishonesty, cruelty, laziness, obsession and vanity, among many others. There is also a widening wealth inequality gap with so many people continuing to suffer from socioeconomic disadvantage such as ill-health, poverty and homelessness.
But finally, for the benefit of our species, these paradigms of mental and behavioral control are cracking through their weaknesses and elucidating right before our rational minds and intuitive hearts. This is definitely emerging as the most inspiring, empowering and enlightening time to be alive on planet earth.
The Topics and Experts
What follows are some of the topics that need greater attention in our mainstream conversations to assist humanity’s inevitable awakening to the innate entanglement, symbolism and sentience of reality, as well as some of the systemic change needed to reflect this new era. This project is an evolving process, so they’ll also be a few surprises along the way too.
In addition, it’s important to note that each individual guest explicitly advocates for their opinion only and therefore do not necessarily agree with all of the views of the project’s author or any other guest.
- Communities – Local Economies & Happy People with Helena Norberg-Hodge
- Economics – Debt Jubilee & Minimum Wage with Steve Keen
- Science – Exposing the Dogma with Rupert Sheldrake
- Food – Ethical Design Science via Permaculture with Geoff Lawton
- The Mind – The Science of Parapsychology with Dean Radin
- Medicine – Sacred Plant Therapies with Dennis McKenna
- Behavior – Disconnecting from the Mainstream with Zen Gardner
- Education – Revolutionizing How we Teach our Kids with Will Stanton
- Power – Geopolitics and Elite Structures with Paul Craig Roberts
- Freedom – The War on Consciousness with Graham Hancock
- Perception – Awakening the Self and Society with Phillip J. Watt
- Society – A New Era of Abundance with TBA
- Health – Fixing Disease with Diet and Nutrition with TBA
- Media – The Rise of Alternative Information Channels with TBA
Redesigning Society packages together a plethora of specialist information which is essential to enter into mainstream thought and dialogue. It is not intended to be ‘blindly believed’ by its audience; instead it is devised as a platform for its participants to launch into their own robust research and analysis, as well as spark healthy and productive debate among family, friends and peers, especially with those who have not yet been exposed to this type of discussion.
The project also strongly encourages people to comprehensively sift through the lies, manipulation and propaganda that plague the mainstream media and the stories they tell. It is of our belief that everybody deserves that freedom and clarity of mind.
In addition, the rabbit hole goes much deeper than what will be discussed here; however this series is intended to challenge those who ‘believe’ the mainstream worldview in a way which isn’t too confronting to comprehend. Please subscribe to ‘The Conscious Society’ YouTube Channel and share these articles and videos through your social media platforms. If you can take the time to write a comment regarding what they’re about it will also improve engagement with your peers.
How far this series reaches will be entirely up to the audience, so a big thanks to everyone who participates throughout the ride. We promise it’s not just going to be informative, but enjoyable too. Read the preliminary article here and watch a short introduction to the project in the following video.
The Esoteric Meaning Behind Neo’s Interrogation Scene in The Matrix
More than 20 years old now, The Matrix is recognized by fans across the world as being one of the most brilliant films in history, most notably for its deeper meaning and esoteric philosophy.
One scene that is particularly intriguing, considering the social climate of today, is Neo’s interrogation by the Agents of the Matrix.
Now, before we dig into the potential hidden meaning here, as I perceive it, and how Neo found himself in this uncomfortable position to begin with, let’s first establish some key points in relation to the overall story line that will help us to appreciate the implications behind this scene a little bit more.
What Does The Character Neo Represent in the Matrix?
Neo in ancient Greek (νέος) means new/young one. This is an important piece of the puzzle to help us understand what the directors of the film are trying to communicate to us. With that said, when we assess Neo’s character in the first film, we find that he is a solitary individual that keeps to himself and is struggling to find deeper meaning in this world by constantly searching the internet.
What Does The Character Morpheus Represent in the Matrix?
Morpheus in Greek mythology is a messenger of the gods. He appears to humans through dreams with the intention of delivering divine Knowledge and Truth. In the Greek mythos, he can appear in almost any form in people’s dreams, which could be because anyone, regardless of race, gender, or outward appearance, can be a messenger of enlightenment and Truth.
The First Matrix Film is About The Beginning of the Journey to Awakening
With the understanding of the deeper meaning behind what Neo and Morpheus’ characters represent in the film, we can now appreciate the intro scene of Neo sleeping (whilst searching for Morpheus) through a different lens of perception and awareness.
You see, Neo sleeping whilst searching online for Morpheus represents the early stages of the Truth seekers journey — “asleep” but still searching for deeper meaning in life — and hoping to find that meaning by seeking out a “messenger” of higher Knowledge and Truth.
Truth is Terrorism in the Empire of Lies
Through his incessant efforts, Neo begins to get closer and closer to finding the elusive Morpheus. This, however, also attracts the unwanted attention of the Agents in the Matrix, which represent the enforcers of the shadow government of this system. Their job is to ensure that no one exposes what the Matrix really is, and how it turns unsuspecting every day human beings into useful resources that it can use and exploit.
The Agents proceed to apprehend Neo and interrogate him, where they make it very clear that they’ve been spying on him and keeping meticulous records of his activities, both online and offline, for quite some time now. As we all know very well today, all around the world intelligence agencies are doing exactly that — tracking what we view online and keeping meticulous records on many of our movements.
The agents, however, do not see Neo as being a major threat to the Matrix system, as he is still in the early stages of his awakening and does not know enough to be a major threat. Instead, they offer him a deal where they will be willing to “wipe the slate clean” on his illegal activities online, if Neo will simply help them track down the man they call Morpheus, who they claim is “a known terrorist” that is “considered by many authorities to be the most dangerous man alive”.
This represents that the single greatest threat to this manipulative system — which is overwhelmingly ruled by deception and exploitation — is any messenger of higher Knowledge and Truth that can potentially awaken those who are still “asleep” to what the proverbial Matrix really is. In fact, one could argue this sort of power struggle has been going on for thousands of years, and is possibly why Socrates was accused of “corrupting the youth” by the ruling class more than 2,000 years ago and subsequently sentenced to death; or why Fred Hampton was assassinated by government authorities in 1969; or, in more recent history, why civilians that were peacefully protesting against Wall Street and the bankers for their part in destroying the world economy in 2008, were targeted by the FBI and even labelled as potential “domestic terrorists“.
Simply put, Truth is terrorism in the empire of lies.
Neo, still being somewhat naïve and unbegun in his journey, rejects the Agent’s offer and demands he get a phone call because “I know my rights!”
To this, Agent Smith retorts, “tell me Mr. Anderson, what good is a phone call if you’re unable to speak?”, which results in Neo’s mouth warping in the most eerie of ways.
This scene represents a lesson that all genuine Truth seekers eventually come to learn — this system is not concerned with human rights nor is it concerned with upholding authentic justice. Instead, it inculcates these beliefs and misperceptions into our minds from a very young age, because it serves to help legitimize its unnecessary existence in the eyes of the unsuspecting public and indoctrinate us as to why we think we need it. But in reality, our government guaranteed “rights” can be taken away from us in the blink of an eye.
In relation to current events, for example, many thousands of people worldwide have been arrested for violating curfew orders; In one Indian state, civilians were told they must take selfies every hour and send it to the authorities to prove that they are staying indoors; in South Africa, some have been fined for not wearing masks while driving their cars; In Boston in the United States, people have even been told that they will be fined if they walk “the wrong direction” down the street; Homeless people in France have reportedly been fined for not staying indoors; Some people have been arrested for attending funerals of loved ones because it violated lockdown orders; Others (including doctors and scientists) have had their right to freedom of speech censored online; In Australia, a pregnant woman was actually arrested in her home for facebook posts that encouraged protesting against the lockdown; According to the International Labor Organization, tens of millions are being pushed into unemployment; and travel all around the world has been severely restricted by these authorities who have taken it upon themselves to be the rulers of this planet by dictating what the rest of us can and cannot do. Whether you agree with these policies or not, these things cannot logically be called “rights” since they are so very easily violated and taken away from us.
There are many other examples that demonstrate how our government given “rights” are more of a comforting illusion than an actual reality, such as the CIA’s secretive Black Site torture programs, which have been done in cooperation with other intelligence agencies and authorities throughout the world. In these programs, people have been kidnapped — without any legal criminal charge or trial — and then taken to undisclosed secret locations where many of them are tortured for many months on end, in ways that are considered to be in violation of international law and basic human rights. The CIA, of course, simply claims they are suspected terrorists. In 2014, however, a Senate Intelligence Committee Report found that at least 26 of the people that were kidnapped and tortured were actually “wrongfully detained”.
Wake Up Neo — You Are the One
Fortunately, Neo manages to escape this unthinkable situation without any serious injury or harm. Soon after, he is contacted by Morpheus, where he is told that he was very lucky that the Agents underestimated his great potential and spared him, because if the Agents had known the great secret that Morpheus knows, then Neo would probably be dead.
Confused by the obvious strangeness of everything taking place, Neo asks Morpheus what the hell is going on, and what exactly is he talking about?? Without hesitation, Morpheus replies to him, “You are the one Neo — You see, you may have spent the last few years looking for me, but I have spent my entire life looking for you.”
This is perhaps the most important lesson the new Truth seeker must eventually come to learn — We are the ones we have been waiting for to change this corrupt world my friends; and we must stop looking for heroes and human leaders to absolve us of this very serious responsibility. Instead, we must all take on the role of Morpheus — which is to awaken as many Neo’s (new minds) as we possibly can, whilst also taking on the role that represents the journey of Neo, by challenging ourselves to become the best version of who we authentically are.
By doing this, we will help to awaken and unleash the unique creative forces of each individual’s problem solving imagination; and we will also find unity in our shared struggle against the injustices, and corruption, of this inhumane system which invariably exploits us all.
If not us, then who? And if not now, then when?
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This Clever & Controversial Artwork Will Help You Think Deeper About Society
True artists are what I view as the antithesis of entertainers…
You see, an entertainer is concerned with popular opinion and giving the public what it wants to see. They intoxicate us with mindless amusements to help us escape reality and the everyday stresses of life. But artists, on the other hand, they give us what we need to see; by challenging us to to think deeper about the nature of reality, and the society in which we live, and they do this through the transcendent language of art.
With that said, I decided to collect some of the most thought provoking artwork from around the internet and offered my own little commentary on them…
Some people are hungry for food — Some people are just hungry for attention/Artist credit: Sergio Ingravalle
We are all so blinded by our ignorance and rage, that while we blame each other for our mutual struggles like fools, we’re ultimately getting screwed by the same elitists/Artist Credit: Lubomir Arsov
Despite what they might say, most people don’t actually want to see a reflection of reality — and therefore the Truth — Most people just want to see a narrow minded illusion that comforts their sensitive ego and impulsive feelings/Artist credit: Angel Boligán Corbo
“Just because you do not take an interest in politics does not mean politics won’t take an interest in you.” — Attributed to Pericles/Artist credit: Mana Neyestani
Is Facebook really fighting fake news or are they engaging in authoritarianism and censorship?/Artist credit: Luis Quiles
In a society as toxic as ours — where a climate of hatred, ignorance and fear insidiously infects the bulk of the population — In order to safeguard our health and wellbeing, we must stay connected to whatever it is that gives us an authentic sense of peace/Artist credit: Paweł Kuczyński (Online Store)
In spite of overwhelming historical evidence proving powerful people have engaged in child sex abuse, and it occurs in the shadows of every element and class of society, many of us pretend not to see, which is a shameful betrayal of our children/Artist credit: Lubomir Arsov
“Those who make peaceful revolution impossible make violent revolution inevitable.” — Attributed to John F. Kennedy/Artist credit: Mana Neyestani
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Pregnant Elephant Dies After Eating Pineapple Stuffed With Firecrackers
(TMU) – In southern India, a pregnant elephant died a slow and painful death after eating a firecracker-filled pineapple when she wandered into a village near the Kerala’s Silent Valley Forest looking for food.
According to a spokesperson for the Kerala Forest Department, farmers use fruit stuffed with firecrackers at the edge of their fields in efforts to save their crops from wild boars, and the elephant found and ate the pineapple filled with the explosives, suffering deadly injuries as a result.
The pineapple exploded in her mouth as she bit down on it, injuring her tongue and mouth, and breaking both her upper and lower jaw, leaving her in unimaginable pain, and unable to eat or drink.
Wildlife official Mohan Krishnan, in a touching post on social media, said that the mum-to-be was later found dying in a nearby river.
Article 51-A (g) of the Indian Constitution says that it shall be duty of every citizen of India to have compassion for living creatures. The pregnant elephant in pic was killed in human- wildlife conflict.Action has already been initiated. But where lies our duty? N humanity?? pic.twitter.com/V1ufNt3HfN
— Kerala Forest Department (@ForestKerala) June 3, 2020
He wrote: “She trusted everyone. When the pineapple she ate exploded, she must have been shocked not thinking about herself, but about the child she was going to give birth to in 18 to 20 months.
“She didn’t harm a single human being even when she ran in searing pain in the streets of the village. She didn’t crush a single home.
“When we saw her she was standing in the river, with her head dipped in the water. She had a sixth sense that she was going to die.”
To try and get the injured elephant out of the water and safely to treatment, two captive elephants were brought in, but she didn’t budge. She stayed in the water, where she eventually died. An autopsy revealed that she was about two months pregnant. Her body was transported back into the forest where was cremated.
A Kerala Forest Department spokesperson told Sky News: “It seems this elephant was very unfortunate and unlucky. In my 20 years of service I have heard of three such cases in the past with elephants. It is very sad and we are all very sad about it.”
The official Kerala Forest Department Twitter page wrote: “Article 51-A (g) of the Indian Constitution says that it shall be duty of every citizen of India to have compassion for living creatures.’’
“The pregnant elephant… was killed in human-wildlife conflict. Action has already been initiated. But where lies our duty?”
It is unlikely that this was a deliberate attack on the elephant, although a team from the Kerala Forest Department is investigating and questioning people involved about the incident and a Change.org petition, calling for justice for the elephant, has already reached over 1 million signatures.
Millions of people across the world have been shocked and saddened by the horrific death of the elephant and her unborn baby, with many creating and sharing their art as a tribute to an innocent mother and child. Gentle giants that will never roam the forest again.
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