Sunday, March 2, 2008

The Shift And The Hundredth Monkey Effect

by Owen Waters

The Shift is the awakening of humanity’s heart. This transformation of consciousness, the greatest one ever recorded, first became apparent in the mid-1960s and has been building momentum ever since.

The Shift is a collective transformation consisting of the sum of each individual’s step into the New Reality. Each person, in their own time, is moving forward into a stage of consciousness which brings a wider vista and an awareness which springs from the heart. When enough people’s primary attention becomes focused through their heart chakras, then the ‘hundredth monkey effect’ will occur.

The Hundredth Monkey Effect was first introduced by biologist Lyall Watson in his 1980 book, ‘Lifetide.’ He reported that Japanese primatologists, who were studying Macaques monkeys in the wild in the 1950s, had stumbled upon a surprising phenomenon.

His book was soon followed up with a deeply inspired work by Ken Keyes in 1981, called “The Hundredth Monkey Effect.” In this, Ken Keyes made an impassioned appeal for an end to the Cold War and its policy of mutually assured destruction. Here, in the words of Ken Keyes, is a description of the key elements of the Hundredth Monkey Effect:

“The Japanese monkey, Macaca fuscata, had been observed in the wild for a period of over 30 years. In 1952, on the island of Koshima, scientists were providing monkeys with sweet potatoes dropped in the sand. The monkeys liked the taste of the raw sweet potatoes, but they found the dirt unpleasant.

An 18-month-old female named Imo found she could solve the problem by washing the potatoes in a nearby stream. She taught this trick to her mother. Her playmates also learned this new way and they taught their mothers too. This cultural innovation was gradually picked up by various monkeys before the eyes of the scientists.

Between 1952 and 1958 all the young monkeys learned to wash the sandy sweet potatoes to make them more palatable. Only the adults who imitated their children learned this social improvement. Other adults kept eating the dirty sweet potatoes.

Then something startling took place. In the autumn of 1958, a certain number of Koshima monkeys were washing sweet potatoes -- the exact number is not known. Let us suppose that when the sun rose one morning there were 99 monkeys on Koshima Island who had learned to wash their sweet potatoes.

Let's further suppose that later that morning, the hundredth monkey learned to wash potatoes. Then it happened! By that evening almost everyone in the tribe was washing sweet potatoes before eating them. The added energy of this hundredth monkey somehow created an ideological breakthrough!

But notice. A most surprising thing observed by these scientists was that the habit of washing sweet potatoes then jumped over the sea –

Colonies of monkeys on other islands and the mainland troop of monkeys at Takasakiyama began washing their sweet potatoes. Thus, when a certain critical number achieves an awareness, this new awareness may be communicated from mind to mind. Although the exact number may vary, this Hundredth Monkey Phenomenon means that when only a limited number of people know of a new way, it may remain the conscious property of these people.

But there is a point at which if only one more person tunes-in to a new awareness, a field is strengthened so that this awareness is picked up by almost everyone!”

Lyall Watson had originally researched and assembled the story from the available testimonies of the primate researchers. Because the phenomenon took the researchers so much by surprise, they had not counted how many monkeys it took to trigger this effect. So, Watson proposed an arbitrary figure of ninety-nine monkeys, and said that one more, the so-called one-hundredth monkey, would then provide the critical mass of consciousness necessary to trigger the effect.

The new behavior pattern spread to most, but not all, of the monkeys. Older monkeys, in particular, remained steadfast in their established behavior patterns and resisted change. When the new behavior pattern suddenly appeared among monkey troupes on other islands, only a few monkeys on those islands picked up on the new idea. The ones most receptive to new ideas started imitating the new behavior and demonstrating it to the impressionable younger ones. Thus, they too began their own path towards their eventual hundredth monkey effect.


How the 100th Monkey Effect Works

The mechanism for this transference of ideas works the same way for monkeys as it does for all sentient beings. We exist within an atmosphere of global mind. The human brain is constantly receiving and transmitting mental pictures and information to and from that mental atmosphere in which we are immersed.

The global mind, otherwise known as Jung’s collective unconscious, does not cease to function because a few skeptics don’t like its effects. It functions just like it always has, passing information from one individual to another based upon their common frequency of consciousness. If progressive monkeys had a new idea, then so did other progressive monkeys on other islands. They resonated at the same frequency of consciousness.

Inventions often occur at the same time by inventors who are not in physical contact with each other. For example, in 1941, Les Paul designed and built the first solid-body electric guitar just when Leo Fender of Fender Musical Instruments was doing exactly the same thing.

Have you ever had an idea, then seen other people express or use that idea. You probably said, “Hey! I thought of that first!” Well, that’s the way the global mind works. It’s an atmosphere that you share with all other sentient beings, but you tune in especially to the particular topics and frequencies of mind that interest you the most.


What This means to The Shift

When enough people have gone through their personal version of The Shift to the new consciousness, then a critical mass will form and suddenly everyone will become aware of the New Reality and its heart-centered values.

That is the day when heart-centered values will become the focus of everyday thinking for the vast majority of people. That is the day when humanity will begin to look back on what has changed and realize that a massive shift has occured.


The 100th Monkey
A story about social change.
by Ken Keyes Jr.

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Wii Motion tracking gives you your 3D now.

Head Tracking for Desktop VR Displays using the Wii Remote

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Your Future in your Imagination

Terence McKenna: Your Future in your Imagination

RAW on War

RAW on War

The Conspiracy Theory of History Revisited

By Murray N. Rothbard

For it is vital to the continued rule of the State apparatus that
it have legitimacy and even sanctity in the eyes of the public, and it is vital to that sanctity that our politicians and bureaucrats be deemed to be disembodied spirits solely devoted to the "public good." Once let the cat out of the bag that these spirits are all too often grounded in the solid earth of advancing a set of economic interests through use of the State, and the basic mystique of government begins to collapse.

Ozzy Osbourne - Mr. Crowley

Ozzy Osbourne - Mr. Crowley

lol, not posted for the music :p

Alan Watts & Radiohead

Alan Watts & Radiohead

The Galaxy inside You

Terence McKenna - The galaxy inside you

"We're a little bit of eternity sticking into 3 Dimensional space."

Obama is Selling, Naomi Wolf? Bruce Eisner? wtf

Naomi Wolf, Bruce Eisner, etc. It seems seeing through the bullshit of consensus reality on some parts doesn't mean you will on all (well duh, but hey). Who the hell can take Naomi Wolf seriously anymore with her NWO warnings if she voted for a fucking NWO puppet? Even people who are into conspiracy and consciousness still fall for Obama. If you talk to these people as to why, they will either ignore you, censor you, defend their beliefs passionately (not rationally) or start up a stream of bullshit.
I went to the consciousness site forums when I could (cause I was and am still banned for 'disinfo', while I was actually mocking Leary disinfo... but hey, if you can't read...) and a handful of people were in a thread praising a speech by Obama on youtube. So of course, I had to check it from start to finish to see if it could be true. What did I hear? Just the same bullshit about change, nevermind what change. Ripping off earlier speeches by whoever. Incredible. If you still don't know why people have problems with Obama, maybe you could check his freaking voting record and the people and organizations he's associated with.

Marilyn Manson & Bill O'Reilly

Marilyn Manson & Bill O'Reilly

Journey to the Center of your Mind

Peace is not achieved by controlling nations,
but mastering our thoughts.
~John Harricharan~

The mind is its own place,
and in itself,
can make heaven of Hell,
and a hell of Heaven.
~John Milton~

The purpose of learning is growth,
and our minds, unlike our bodies,
can continue growing as we continue to live.
~Mortimer Adler~

The mind I love must have wild places,
a tangled orchard where dark damsons
drop in the heavy grass,
an overgrown little wood,
the chance of a snake or two,
a pool that nobody's fathomed the depth of,
and paths threaded with flowers
planted by the mind.
~Katherine Mansfield~

Nothing is at last sacred but the
integrity of your own mind.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson~

A mind at peace,
a mind centered and not
focused on harming others,
is stronger than any physical
force in the universe.
~Wayne Dyer~

A mind that is stretched by a new experience
can never go back to its old dimensions.
~Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr~

The greatest discovery of my generation
is that human beings can alter their lives
by altering their attitude of mind.
~William James~

Sit in reverie,
and watch the changing color
of the waves
that break upon the idle
seashore of the mind.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow~

Without meditation,
and without a relationship to your mind,
you fail to use the power of the mind.
You fail to rely on your self.
You complicate your approach.
You do not use the beautiful designs
given to you by birthright in this body,
that link the effectiveness of body,
mind, soul and you.
~Yogi Bhajan~

The mind is like an iceberg,
it floats with one-seventh of
its bulk above water.
~Sigmund Freud~

All sorts of bodily diseases
are produced
by half-used minds.
~George Bernard Shaw~

Men are not prisoners of fate,
but prisoners of their own minds.
~Franklin D. Roosevelt~

Body and mind,
like man and wife,
do not always agree to die together.
~Charles Caleb Colton~

It is discouraging to try to
penetrate a mind like yours.
You ought to get it out
and dance on it.
That would take some of
the rigidity out of it.
~Mark Twain~

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Pentagon sets its sights on social networking websites article

"I AM continually shocked and appalled at the details people voluntarily post online about themselves." So says Jon Callas, chief security officer at PGP, a Silicon Valley-based maker of encryption software. He is far from alone in noticing that fast-growing social networking websites such as MySpace and Friendster are a snoop's dream.

New Scientist has discovered that Pentagon's National Security Agency, which specialises in eavesdropping and code-breaking, is funding research into the mass harvesting of the information that people post about themselves on social networks. And it could harness advances in internet technology - specifically the forthcoming "semantic web" championed by the web standards organisation W3C - to combine data from social networking websites with details such as banking, retail and property records, allowing the NSA to build extensive, all-embracing personal profiles of individuals.

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