The Evolution of Consciousness: The Subtle Body & How It Evolves – Part 2

Understanding that we have these three bodies – physical, subtle, and causal – we can then ask, which of these bodies is evolving?

The soul is immutable. It is pure, absolute and unchangeable, and so the causal body does not evolve.

The physical body cannot change much. Its structure is fixed, although some minor changes can occur in weight, posture and fitness etc., but we cannot grow extra arms, wings to fly, or a tail in this lifetime.

It is the subtle body that can evolve, so that we can design our destiny. It changes according to how we purify and simplify it, so that the joy of the soul shines and radiates from within, and through this process we find the evolution of consciousness.

The Subtle Body

The subtle body is a vibrational field; the heart-mind field. Depending on how we manage this field, it can either be turbulent and complex, like a roaring ocean during a storm, or, at the other extreme, it can be like a still pond where even a feather landing on the surface creates ripples. This is where a spiritual practice has a vital role to play, as it gives us the techniques to regulate, purify, and simplify this field, bringing clarity, stillness, and peace.

In yogic philosophy the heart is known as the field of action for the mind. This is a vast topic. Let’s start to explore what this means.

There are four main functions of the subtle body within this vibrational field – consciousness (chit), thinking and feeling (manas), intellect (buddhi) and ego (ahankar). They work in an interactive way together to make up what we know as the mind.

Of these four, consciousness is our focus here. The other three have their existence in consciousness. Consciousness is as good as a canvas to a painter, and within consciousness the play of the other three bodies is orchestrated daily.

How do we actively allow our consciousness to expand and evolve? It is not enough just to wish it so. We need to understand how a spiritual practice contributes towards this evolution by creating the conditions for stilling the mind progressively at deeper and deeper levels, and opening up the inner universe.

At a physical level, when I want to strengthen my body muscles I have to exercise my body. Similarly, for the mind to evolve so that consciousness can expand, I must use what belongs to that subtle plane of existence. First, it is important to understand that the evolution of consciousness has nothing to do with the acquisition of knowledge. Second, consciousness in itself will not expand or evolve without the help of buddhimanas and ahankar to free it. Intellect has to evolve to help expand consciousness and ego must evolve, contributing to the evolution of consciousness.


What does meditation have to do with this? We meditate to regulate our minds. An unregulated mind is pulled by wishes and desires, fears and habits, in many different directions. The mind becomes weak as it scatters in many different channels. In contrast, a regulated mind brings focus, and promotes well- being. Unless and until we meditate properly, and unless and until we regulate our minds properly, our consciousness will not evolve.

Manasbuddhi and ahankar are all refined and developed through meditation, especially manas as we learn to simplify our thinking process from many channels to one channel, then deepen it to feeling. Thus the habit of ‘feeling’ is slowly cultivated from ‘thinking’.

Developing the Meditative State Further

Holding and nurturing the condition received in meditation throughout the day is a byproduct of good meditation, and helps us regulate and deepen the mind to an even higher level. When we are in this state of constant awareness or remembrance of the inner state, we do not allow our canvas to be spoilt, so consciousness remains afresh. The canvas remains clean and is not destroyed by the multifarious impressions we form.

Imagine the heart-mind vibrational field having a spectrum of consciousness spanning the subconscious, conscious, and superconscious states. Swami Vivekananda once said, “Consciousness is a mere film between two oceans, the subconscious and the superconscious.” Or you can imagine the subconscious as being like the ocean, consciousness like the surface of the land, and superconsciousness like the sky going out into the universe. As we evolve, our consciousness expands into both the subconscious and superconscious realms, traveling through the vast infinity of the human potential. Another way of saying this is that we go deeper and deeper into the vastness of the heart, from our starting point at the surface.

Wisdom is to utilize all our faculties at their best.
Wisdom is to have the maximum output with the minimum input.

In this process of diving deeper, the intellect, buddhi, becomes more and more heart-based. Intuition and inspiration develop, and buddhi becomes fine-tuned, like a sensitive antenna picking up the signals of the heart. Intellect evolves into a state of wisdom. Often we think of a wise person as someone who makes wise choices, but here we go further into a different dimension where choice is no longer required, as the heart’s wisdom is pure and correct.

There is a big difference between an intellectual person and a wise person, and here the spiritual practice of prayer helps us to move from mere intellect to wisdom. Prayer takes us into the heart, connecting us to the Source, where we are able to let go of any mistakes we have made, deciding not to make the same mistakes again. Is this not wisdom? Whereas if we succumb to making foolish mistakes day after day, hour after hour, we are not becoming wiser. We become wiser when we wish to change from the bottom of our hearts and ask for help to do so. When we live with this attitude every moment, wisdom flourishes.

Wisdom is to utilise all our faculties at their best. Wisdom is to have the maximum output with the minimum input. With minimum action we have the maximum result. Only with a meditative mind, only through meditative acts in our day-to-day life, can we expect to have such good results.

Purifying and Simplifying the Subtle Body Through Cleaning

For this to happen, the heart-mind field has to be purified, otherwise it is like expecting to see the bottom of a lake through muddy, turbulent water. There is no clarity in a turbulent mind. The spiritual practice of cleaning past impressions is therefore also necessary for consciousness to evolve.


The third aspect of the subtle body is ego, ahankar. Ego plays a vital role in whether or not expansion or evolution of consciousness occurs. Ego is often seen as the bad guy by spiritual practitioners of all traditions, but ego is also essential for our evolution. It is the active function of the mind – the doing, thinking function – and we need it in every aspect of daily life, even to have the craving to evolve. It gives us our identity. It is the activating or initiating force. If it is used wisely, it serves us well, like any other resource, but it is often misused, and this is what we commonly refer to as being egotistical. When ego is used for selfish purpose, we become arrogant and self-important, whereas if we constantly refine the ego, consciousness develops very rapidly.

What does it mean to refine the ego? The more humility we have, the less the egotistical proliferations. All great spiritual teachers have given so much importance to this aspect of character formation. They have valued this quality so highly that humility at any cost must be maintained, whether towards a child, a poor person, or a stranger. The philosophy here is that there is nothing wrong in thinking yourself to be great, but always think the other person in front of you is greater.

Ego can be like a black hole. It can have the greatest gravitational pull upon our consciousness. It will not allow consciousness to expand. Just as the earth’s gravitational pull does not allow us to fall into infinite space, likewise our ego can hold consciousness to its core. An example of this is a very narcissistic person, who is undergoing a devolutionary process where consciousness contracts in on itself to its core, and can become like a stone. In contrast, by transcending the relationship with the ego by refining it, becoming more and more humble, consciousness can expand infinitely.

Ego manifests in many ways. For example, in a music concert, when I am happily playing my flute as a performer, it gives so much joy and the audience reciprocates accordingly. But as an artist, I will not be happy unless I surpass my previous performances all the time. The manifested ego makes me perform well. But to think that no one can play the flute better than myself is not a welcome manifestation of ego. Ego can be our best friend in helping us outperform our own past records.

Ego can be like a black hole.
It can have the greatest gravitational pull upon our consciousness.
It will not allow consciousness to expand.

The fourth function of the subtle body is manas, which is the function of contemplation. During meditation, the first step is to bring the mind from many and varied thoughts to one thought, for example in Heartfulness it is the source of Divine Light in the heart. But it is not necessary that all throughout the meditation this thought should haunt us. The thought should leave at some point so that the object of thought can be felt in the heart.

If all you do is think this one thought throughout the meditation, you will have a headache and consciousness will not expand. This initial thought is just the springboard, to take us deeper so that we dissolve in the feeling of the presence of the Divine Light. You have to feel that presence and while you are feeling that presence slowly you disappear, and even feeling is gone. The ego is gone; you are not even there to experience it.

So as manas evolves through a meditation practice, feeling develops, and eventually we go beyond feeling to a state of being, then to a state of becoming, and finally unbecoming to merge into the Absolute state of existence.


So buddhimanas and ahankar evolve through spiritual practice, and with this the subtle body becomes lighter, purer and simpler, like the still pond with minimal ripples. With this, consciousness is able to expand and evolve.

What do we then do with this expanded consciousness we receive? Let’s say I have a particular state of mind, and I am aware that the condition is so good. After meditation, I go off to work. It is not enough just to hold that condition; I must be able to radiate that condition wilfully, consciously, and with the confidence that wherever I go it will spread its fragrance on its own.

So after meditation think for a while that, “The condition which is within me is also outside me. Everything around me is absorbed in a similar state. When I look at people, or talk to them, or listen to them, or I am silent, let that condition spread everywhere.” Let consciousness expand wherever it can go.

To be continued…


About Kamlesh D. Patel

Kamlesh Patel is the world teacher of Heartfulness, and the fourth spiritual Guide in the Sahaj Marg system of Raja Yoga. He oversees Heartfulness centers and ashrams in over 150 countries, and guides the thousands of certified Heartfulness trainers who are permitted to impart Yogic Transmission under his care. Known to many as Daaji, he is also an innovator and researcher, equally at home in the inner world of spirituality and the outer world of science, blending the two into transcendental research on the evolution of consciousness. Building on the insights of his first Guide, Ram Chandra of Shahjahanpur, he is expanding our understanding of the purpose of human existence to a new level, so necessary at this pivotal time in human history.

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The Evolution of Consciousness – Part 1

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This is the first in a series of articles by KAMLESH D. PATEL about the evolution of consciousness, and how spiritual practices are designed to help consciousness expand and evolve.

The Science of Spirituality

Part 1 – The Three Bodies

When we talk about weaving a destiny, a future for ourselves, what do we mean? In the worldly sense, we want a good life. From my one-bedroom apartment, I want a five-bedroom house; from owning one factory I hope to own ten factories; I dream of being promoted from the position of a clerk to that of a CEO; I want a happy and fulfilling family life, and to raise children who also have fulfilling lives.

From the spiritual perspective, we are concerned with a much bigger picture. In order to explore this further, we need to first describe the human makeup. We have a physical body made of flesh and blood that is the most solid part of us. While it changes a little bit, according to how we live our lives, it doesn’t change much. Physical evolution happens over longer periods than one lifetime, so we don’t expect our physical body to evolve in this life. The physical body is associated with matter.

We also have a subtle body, also known as the astral or mental body, that is associated with energy and vibration. This is what we call the heart and mind. The third body we have is our causal body, the cause of our existence, which is also known as the soul. The causal body is associated with the absolute state of nothingness, the substratum of existence. This causal body is pure, unchanging and immutable, so it is does not need to evolve.

With the physical and the causal bodies, we cannot expect to find evolutionary changes. When we want to change our thinking and our patterns of behaviour, during any process of self-development, be it psychological or spiritual, what evolves or transforms is the middle layer, the subtle body. Spiritual destiny has everything to do with the purification of the subtle body by removing the layers that surround it. In the mineral kingdom, all three bodies are so closely tied together that it is difficult to separate them; they don’t have much freedom. To the extent to which they can free themselves vibrationally, they have different qualities and we give them names like Gold, Lead, Osmium, etc.

Spiritual destiny has everything to do with the purification of the subtle body by
removing the layers that surround it.

In the plant kingdom, the three bodies are a little looser. Look at a tree. How do you know it has a subtle body that responds? Have you seen flowers that open up when the sun comes? How do they know? They respond so nicely, turning as the sun moves. There is also a plant called Lajvanti, and when you touch it the leaves fold in. When there is a breeze, or even a storm, the leaves and branches of trees dance, but the moment someone tries to cut the branch of a tree, it becomes agitated.

You can feel it. In plants, the subtle body, and the causal body are very tightly tied together, and the subtle body cannot express much. In animals, there is a still greater separation, and in human beings all the three bodies are labile or loosely connected. Among different human beings, there are also differences in separation. The three gunas in Vedic philosophy — tamasic, rajasic and sattvik — are based on how loosely or how strongly the bodies are connected.

In a sattvik person, the subtle body can move around, whereas a tamasic person is more stone-like. One person can think of something somewhere else, but another person with limited mental capacity may not grasp what is happening around them. Even if you tell them about it, their mind cannot reach there. Sometimes, when we communicate, certain concepts are not understood by the other person because of the subtle body’s inability to grasp them.

So at the level of the subtle body, we can choose to evolve and go beyond the animal level of existence to the human level to the divine level, by expanding our field of consciousness.

So at the level of the subtle body, we can choose to evolve and go beyond the animal level of existence to the human level to the divine level, by expanding our field of consciousness.

How can we describe the subtle body, and how does it evolve? There are four main functions of the subtle body that we will consider, and they are:

  • Chit or consciousness,
  • Manas or our contemplative faculty,
  • Buddhi or intellect, and
  • Ahankar or ego.

They all have a role to play in our evolution, and in the next part we will explore them further.

To be continued…


About Kamlesh D. Patel

Kamlesh Patel is the world teacher of Heartfulness, and the fourth spiritual Guide in the Sahaj Marg system of Raja Yoga. He oversees Heartfulness centers and ashrams in over 150 countries, and guides the thousands of certified Heartfulness trainers who are permitted to impart Yogic Transmission under his care. Known to many as Daaji, he is also an innovator and researcher, equally at home in the inner world of spirituality and the outer world of science, blending the two into transcendental research on the evolution of consciousness. Building on the insights of his first Guide, Ram Chandra of Shahjahanpur, he is expanding our understanding of the purpose of human existence to a new level, so necessary at this pivotal time in human history.

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‘The Orville’: Religion Just ‘Growing Pains’ in ‘Every Culture’s Evolution’

Seth McFarlane isn’t content to undermine religion in just one episode of FOX’s The Orville. He devotes 2 whole episodes of his 12 episode series to bashing religious beliefs. In tonight’s episode, tellingly titled “Mad Idolatry,” he calls religion a “poison.”

Thursday’s episode had a religion develop around the Orville’s First Officer Kelly after she uses technology to heal a girl from a primitive alien culture. As a result, the planet begins to worship her as a deity, crucifying those guilty of “forsaking the word” of Kelly. In case the audience hadn’t caught on to the heavy-handed parallel to Christianity, one of the crucified characters shown is made to resemble Christ. 

Luckily—from atheist McFarlane’s perspective—The Orville crew succeeds in helping the planet move past its religious phase, which is pejoratively referred to as “growing pains.” The crew and the members of the once primitive planet engage in an oh-so enlightening conversation about culture moving beyond “false faith” and thriving instead due to “reason”—which it presumes is opposed to faith.

Kelly: But… You no longer believe in Kelly.

Female alien: Only in the sense that she’s a human aboard a Union starship.

Kelly: I am so very, very sorry for all of the trouble that I’ve caused.

Female alien: Don’t be. We’ve been waiting for the phasing to occur again so we could meet you. Our society has become a spacefaring culture with ships spread out across the galaxy. In our home universe, that is. But we wouldn’t have gotten where we are without growing pains.

Male alien: Our planet worshipped you as a deity for many centuries. But had it not been you, the mythology would have found another face. It’s a part of every culture’s evolution. It’s one of the stages of learning. And eventually, it brought us here.

Female alien: So you see, Commander, you didn’t poison our culture with false faith. We flourish. You must have faith… In reason, in discovery and in the endurance of the logical mind.

Before moving past the religious state, or the “stage of learning,” the Kelly-worshipping religion exhibits some eerie similarities to Christianity. For one, their religious leader looks exactly like the Pope. The pope-like figure, Valondis, refers to Kelly as “Healer of men. Divine hand of the heavens. God of all creation.”

In Kelly’s first failed attempt to explain to the religious leader that she’s not God, one of the leader’s men provides the cliché atheist’s straw-man representation of religion: “The belief in Kelly is not merely a source of comfort for the people. They fear her, as well. And as the guardians of the Word of Kelly, they fear us. Should that fear come into doubt, our ability to govern may be compromised.” He murders the Pope-like Valondis to prevent the truth about the non-religion from being explained to the people, because of course religious leaders are actually just ambitious monsters instead of true believers in God.

McFarlane can’t help but present religion in the worst light possible, so he even has a mother on the planet scold her son in a Santa Claus-esque fashion: “Kelly’s watching you. All the time. She knows when you’ve been bad, and she’ll punish you.” The Orville crew tunes into the daily news on the planet, which includes all the violence caused by the religion, disputes with teaching the religion in public education settings, and a Joel Osteen type preaching the Word of Kelly.

After watching the entire first season of The Orville, it is painfully apparent that originality was not one of McFarlane’s priorities.

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5 Areas Of Change For Planetary Evolution


Luke Miller Truth Theory

There is an exchange in information and action that is happening on an unprecedented scale currently. We have the emergence of technology that allows an instantaneous exchange of ideas. As of this moment there are literally 12 year old on social media with millions of followers who will like, comment and share any and everything that they post. This exchange has redirected conversations, shifted consciousness and opened pandora’s box, when it comes to ideas.

There is a strange paradox which exists within this- more people with beautiful messages who would have always been ignored by the old media paradigm are now sharing their message, while the simultaneous (and I would argue darker) ideas of consumerism, vanity and even worse are also being perpetuated.

With all this opening and expansion many ideas that are accepted as normal from the old society are being reframed and restructured, people are questioning the medical, criminal and financial establishments, while also thinking up new alternatives.

I am sure there are many pillars we could use to create a balanced society, and many would become apparent as the first pillars are built, but here are 5 that most people would agree upon.


I will start with that which many will find the most controversial, but I believe to be fundamental for the development of society- ranging from children to adults.

Sexuality is something that many otherwise sane people seem to lose all composure over. An alarming amount of childrens first encounter with sexuality is through abuse and many teens are given a talk about disease and pregnancy prior to being told about the beauty of sex by their parents. Stories of a stalk bringing babies are used to avoid discussing sex with our children and so many are lost in what it means.

The confusion does not end with our children, but becomes apparent in adulthood, with many seeking sex or sexual acts- often to the detriment of those they love. Sex and equilibrium are not 2 words that often go together, but there needs to be a level of balance that is brought to the creation energy that is sex.

Sexual depravity is clearly a driving force for much of the way this world operate- this is apparent with the abundance of pornography which is often violent and abusive in nature. The amount of sexual abuse being reported from hollywood, government and many homes across the globe. Also how exploited men and women are to sell goods and merchandise.

Bodies are supposed to be respected and worshiped, not dominated and abused- and a society that starts to talk about sex and understand it for the beautiful, creative expression it is- is one that needs to be healthily explored.


Education is the quickest route to a balanced and fair society. Much of the current education is geared towards keeping the current system ticking. We spend 12+ years in education- if this was aimed towards the building of people to be loving, kind and compassionate, there would be a completely different outcome than the square boxes the old system produces.

We can literally change the collective consciousness by nurturing children to be happy. The truth is we are all creators, just on different levels and with different interests. If we keep offering square boxes with the option to tick a, b, c or d- we will keep producing limited children. It is about time we nurtured children to be better than we could ever be and encouraging them to do the same for the next generation.


Music is a fundamental pillar of an empowered society, this links in with sexuality in a big way. Looking at the chart songs (mainly consumed by teenagers at the height of sexual emergence) they for the most part tell the same story. Vengeful women, trying to get back at a man or a man singing about being sexualy exploitative of women. It is scary how many chart songs follow this simple formula. It is exploitative of children just starting to feel their labidos working and when you tie this in with the lack of understanding many parent have of sexuality, it is a recipe for disaster.

There are many empowering artists talking about important topics and sharing a very valid message about love and connection- these songs are so beautiful and would be received with open arms, but go so far against the current narrative that if enough people heard them they would cause mayhem (for the current system). Look back to the 60s 70s and 80s- the Beatles, Bob Marley and many other artists have been at the forefront of uprising, this has been witnessed in the past and with the current music it feels like this type of thing is now being avoided.


Media is in the process of an upgrade and sites like ours are working towards a new way of sharing media. The old media is outdated, mainly consumed by the older generations and speaks from a very negative narrative. It is all about politics, war and generally leaves the viewers feeling like there is no hope. New media works with informing and solutions, leading to a logical next step. This is a very different way of doing things, but is crucial if we actually want things to change and our planet to become more balanced and healthy.

That which we demand is that which will be supplied, if we consume based upon this idea then the old will fall and the new will rise. News can be very addictive, but to break that addiction in pursuit of something better is vital, as when you conquer addiction you will see that all that matters is love and connection.


I use the word healing here, as we have tried symptom management and that seems to be working really badly. People are being kept alive, without quality of life and that is not the only way.

There are many other healing modalities using plants, physical movement  and lifestyle changes. These for the most part have gone unstudied as there is no financial incentive to explore their potential benefits.

Currently we need healing collectively as a society and individually. Perhaps less so if we had good education, empowering social lives and things that helped us to flourish, however, there will always be a want/need for humans and the planet to expand and grow, and if the incentive for this was not entirely based upon profitability and covered in red tape then we could see some incredible advances in a small amount of time.

There are other areas- legal and financial spring to mind, however, it could be argued that they are not needed if we strike the perfect balance and build the utopia that we are fully equipped to do with the resources at hand. Any input on ideas like these are welcome, so please feel free to send me an email should you have any to [email protected] and please share this article!

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I am Luke Miller the author of this article, and creator of Potential For Change. I like to blend psychology and spirituality to help you create more happiness in your life.Grab a copy of my free 33 Page Illustrated eBook- Psychology Meets Spirituality- Secrets To A Supercharged Life You Control Here

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The evolution of reality: Psychology professor explains how each generations’ perception of their environment changes the definition of "the natural world"

Image: The evolution of reality: Psychology professor explains how each generations’ perception of their environment changes the definition of “the natural world”

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Each and every person defines nature in his own way. For some, nature may be a city park. Others consider nature simply as a flower pushing through the pavement. No matter how urbanized or polluted a city may be, some people would consider a single tree in the midst of skyscrapers to be “nature”. This is not the case however, according to psychology professor Peter Kahn, from the University of Washington.

Every generation will have its own perspective or understanding of what the norm for nature is, despite the surrounding pollution and concrete (infrastructural development). A child who grows up in the middle of New York city would consider Central Park as “nature”. However, parks are developed and managed by human beings, which is not the actual definition of nature. Real nature can be defined by one word, “wild”. The older generation might get it right, since to most of them, nature can be described as untamed mountains and undeveloped beaches.

Other cultures even have their own terms for nature, or mother earth. The Aztecs call this Tonantzin, the Incas Pachamama, the Chinese Hou Tu, and the Greeks Gaia. Despite all its names, nature is known globally as an uncontrollable force, something that literally “naturally” happens. That being said, Kahn describes younger generations’ distorted understanding of nature as “environmental generational amnesia”.

Urban dwellers, especially the younger people, define nature depending on what they grew up in. This poses a problem because pollution and the concrete jungle of cities are detriments to real nature. What people think is normal does not make it a fact. To be able to understand what nature really is, people have to be exposed to it and learn how to interact with it.

Nature is slowly retrogressing due to the rise of concrete jungles instead of natural ones. People try to create nature within cities by planting trees, developing parks, and incorporating it in interior design in the form of potted plants. It does not, however, provide the same type of rejuvenation and reflection a walk through a woody forest provides. Children today do not understand the benefits of a natural world, and instead, consider high-rises and pavements the norm. Schools may be teaching children not to pollute, not to throw trash in rivers, but do not teach them “why”. Having children spend time in nature, and feel the calming benefits of it, will encourage them to do more for the natural environment instead of not polluting out of rote memory.

It isn’t easy, however, since real nature is not easily accessed. It takes time and money to travel to a remote, undeveloped location, and not everybody has that convenience. Nonetheless, experiencing and interacting with nature is crucial to a person’s overall well-being. Individuals who get to spend time with big nature have healthier lifestyles, in general. Big nature provides the mental rest and physical relaxation from the frenzied city life. Currently, most of the population have sedentary lifestyles: Sitting in front of the computer for hours, lying down when bored, and having food delivered instead of heading to the kitchen. Exposing oneself to nature counteracts the effects of inactivity, and again, establishes good health.

People have to learn to appreciate the natural world in order to reap its benefits. Children have to start understanding that food should come from plants, and we in turn, have to take care of the plants that provide us our sustenance. Most of us spend too much time worrying about our daily lives, especially where to get money for food. But we all have to understand that everything we ever need to survive comes from nature, which is obviously free.

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Dr. Duke Video on Trump, NFL, Jewish racism what is evil, evolution & racial altruism!

Dr. Duke Video with Brian Ruhe on Trump, NFL, Jewish racism what is evil, evolution & racial altruism!


Dr. Duke Vid Explains Why ZioCons Hate Russia & the ZioCon Control of Republicans!

And Dr. Duke Responds to Jeffrey Cuck-Lord’s Equating David Duke to Hillary Clinton!

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Human evolution REVERSING as DNA tests show rise of disease-promoting genes over the last 500 years

Image: Human evolution REVERSING as DNA tests show rise of disease-promoting genes over the last 500 years

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It is often said that people of past generations didn’t succumb to many of the illnesses people die of in 2017 simply because they didn’t live long enough to experience many of those ailments. However, the DNA of the remains of ancient people has provided new insight into their genetic disease factors.

Throughout the ages, evolution has essentially weeded out many of the genetic variants that are associated with disease while propagating those that protect against certain ailments. A new study from the Georgia Institute of Technology shows that heart problems were far more common in our ancient ancestors than in modern people.

This sounds like good news on the surface, but another phenomenon is at play that tempers this positivity: the trend toward general good health that had been seen from the beginning of the time period studied has possibly reversed during the last 500 to 1,000 years.

Cardiovascular ailment risks might have fallen, but the overall genetic underpinnings of modern people are notably worse than those of their ancient forebears. Even the researchers were surprised by this finding. Georgia Tech School of Biological Sciences Assistant Professor Joe Lachance said: “But it was still perplexing to see a good many of our ancestors’ genomes looking considerably healthier than ours do. That wasn’t really expected.”

The scientists reached their conclusion following a computational comparison of the genetic disease factors found in modern humans and their predecessors throughout the millennia. They looked at the DNA records of human remains over thousands of years as well as those of Neanderthals.

They were especially interested in genetic locations, or loci, that are associated with common diseases like digestive problems, psychiatric issues, muscle disorders, dental health and heart disease. After discovering they could compare 3,180 disease loci computationally from ancient humans all the way to modern people, they checked for the genetic variants associated with the chances of those diseases or protection from them. They are hoping to gain a better understanding of human evolutionary history in order to better predict the genomic health of human populations moving forward and anticipate their medical needs.

“Our lifestyles and environments changed”

While distant evolutionary cousins of modern humans like Neanderthals and Denisovans had significantly more disease-promoting alleles than we do, the overall genetic health foundations improved dramatically as the millennia passed. Disease-promoting alleles dropped in frequency while protective alleles climbed steadily.

In the last few centuries, however, we appear to have gotten off track. Lachance commented: “Our genetic risk was on a downward trend, but in the last 500 or 1,000 years, our lifestyles and environments changed.”

Well-preserved remains like those of the “Ice Man” found in Austria help provide this important insight into past humans. The DNA of the Ice Man shows that if he had managed to escape the arrow to his back that killed him more than 5,000 years ago, he could have eventually died of a heart attack given his propensity for cardiovascular disease. His DNA also showed that he likely had allergies and suffered from lactose intolerance.

It is interesting to see the researchers theorize that our changing environment and lifestyle could be responsible for such a reversal. Although they’d like to see more studies carried out to confirm the apparent reversal, it’s hard to deny that all the toxins in modern lifestyles are adversely impacting public health.

This could also explain why ancient people looked healthier when it comes to psychiatric disorders at every time interval the researchers studied. Modern people have a much higher genetic likelihood of bipolar disorder, depression and schizophrenia. If we continue to poison our environment and our bodies with toxic chemicals, could this evolutionary reversal get even worse?

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Sex Robots – The Evolution Of The Objectification Of Women

By Christina Sarich via Waking Times

With pedophilia rings being busted almost weekly now, and the gender-bending meme playing out all over Hollywood, never mind its being insinuated into our biology chemically, without our choice — there seems to be a new-fangled perversion which we are supposed to accept as “normal.” Never-mind its psychological and social implications. The introduction of robots as sex toys – that you can rape, masturbate to, or simply voice your most outlandish fantasy to – is being inserted into our psyche via a slow drip, but make no mistake, the intention is to open a deluge so that non-human sexual “play” is commonplace.

On a recent trip to the near-Silicon-Valley-area of California, I was awe-struck at the promotion of the technocratic singularity – a time in which AI intelligence would surpass our own and we would all bow down as AI slaves to a “greater” intelligence.  As unwitting, dumbed down humans we are meant to absorb this advanced technology into our lives without questioning its motivations.

“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” – Arthur C. Clarke

Children were encouraged to play with robots as “pals” at a science museum in San Diego, and robots were at the airport in Santa Ana, within a toddler-safe den of toy blocks. The robot was accompanied by a woman with sparkly glitter on her cheekbones who handed out robot stickers and encouraged children to play with the robot instead of each other. This de-humanization of our species takes an even more sinister twist, however, when you consider the sterilization attempts of the larger powers in play, and the concerted effort to bring AI into our lives at every turn – including into our sexuality.

In a society that has already objectified the human being to such a degree that women are told they “deserved it” when they are raped, for dressing provocatively, or even wearing red lipstick, and “sexting” among teens now includes describing forceful and violent acts of fisting, while young boys are silenced in Vatican torture chambers and used as sexual mannequins by the elite, we now have the bizarre creation of Samantha. She’s an AI robot who “really likes to be kissed” at least according to her maker, Sergi Santos.

The Samantha Sex Doll

She also sits passively to be “used” whenever her owner feels sexually aroused, with no need for said person to learn social graces, or the emotional maturity and sensitivity that would allow a sexual interaction with a real woman. Surely, he won’t have to stimulate her clitoris to bring her to climax, as his only goal is his own sexual fulfillment. And certainly he won’t have to take her to dinner or act attentive when she expresses real emotion.

You can also buy a sex-robot on sale in Britain’s Covent Gardens. There are “try-before-you-buy” models being paraded like used cars ready for a test drive.

Or how about this creepy sex-bot that can talk dirty to you in bed? If that level of odd perversion isn’t enough, the most recent model is called the Real Doll. She’s being promoted as “better than a woman.” As Engadget describes how the Real Doll works with other AI technologies,

“Harmony AI is part Android app, part sexualized personal assistant available for download directly from RealBotix. Imagine something between a horny Her and Siri for phone sex. For $20 a year, users can create a limited number of personalized avatars with customizable voices, moods and personality traits. Like Scarlett Johansson’s Samantha in Her, McMullen sees Harmony as a sort of girlfriend in your smartphone; a companion to keep you company throughout the day.”

Put succinctly, if you don’t like your girlfriend’s personality – you can just change it with your smartphone app. That’s not setting a dangerous precedent at all.

But Samantha, and the Real Doll aren’t one of a kind novelties. Robot doll brothels already operate in South Korea, Japan and Spain, while the first robotic oral sex coffee shop opened in Paddington, west London, just last year.

Cyborg sex is an emotionless, guilt-free, abuse-promoting pathway to completely submissive sex on demand. Even Noel Sharkey, Professor Emeritus of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence at the University of Sheffield , and the co-founder of the FRR said that the government needs to regulate the use of cyborgs (pleasure-bots) for sex.

I can tell you that robots are certainly coming,” he said at the launch of one such robot.

The concern is that this [rape and sexual deviancy] is going on and nobody is talking about it. People snigger about them, but they are actually shipping quite a lot and we are going to see them a lot more.”

Why all the fuss that someone may want to dry hump an inanimate object made of silicon and a hair wig?

There are a few serious implications.

First, we already live in a society that has become technologically isolated. With more ways to reach out and “touch” someone (text, email, snapchat, IM, virtual video, etc.) than ever before, psychologists warn that loneliness and human disconnection are on the rise. We are raising a generation that knows less and less how to interact with real human beings, and instead are lost in a virtual world created by AI intelligence.

Juxtapose this current phenomenon with AI sex-dolls and we will be creating a generation of human beings who has forgotten the human-physical benefits of sexual interaction, including the emotional, energetic, and psychological support that comes from human-to-human coitus.

No robot will increase oxytocin levels in the same manner that a human will – the hormone released to bond us to each other and create high levels of empathy, that is present both during sexual climax, but also when a mother breastfeeds her child, or we give one another a heartfelt, non-sexual hug. Sex literally makes human beings fall in love. Sex without love can be fun, but it also has long-term ramifications for a society.

Human-to-human sex also involves a grab-bag or various subtle energetic exchanges which can never be mimicked by a robot.

Perhaps most distressing, however, is the fact that the technocracy is attempting to redirect one of the most powerful human urges towards its own agenda. Obviously, sexual energy can create a new human being when it is exchanged person-to-person. Not so with a robot. Of course this isn’t a problem for a technocracy which wishes to sexually castrate us and minimize the population to begin with. If genetically modified babies will be made in test tubes in the near future, who needs a viable sperm and egg interplay created by consensual sexual activity between a man and a woman?

Moreover, the sexual energy that can be redirected to the pineal gland and crown chakras can awaken our spiritual perception – but it is unlikely our spiritual unfoldment will happen as we jack off to a cyborg who was programmed to tell us how hot we are in our week-old boxers, and wheezing grunts as we copulate into oblivion, our GM-fat wiggling, and chemically-induced sexual release the culmination of a lackadaisical courtship of a completely passive AI dummy waiting in our closets. I’m pretty certain enlightenment won’t come as someone ejaculates into a silicon-sheathed accumulation of 0s and 1s.

Should this not be of immediate concern to the masses, there is the implication that all sex with a woman should be easy and passive – that a woman should never have her own volition, sexual preferences, moods, a menstrual cycle, or have a general distaste for being objectified as purely a sexual object. That those who are most passive and fragile – children, the elderly, abused women, the mentally challenged, etc. are easy targets – like a robot – for the deviant sexual whims of a population of men who have become (by design) dissociative of guilt, shame or moral righteousness.

This also teaches people that physical desires should always be granted and that there are no consequences to overindulgence in sexual acts. This is patently untrue. Not only is the nervous system disrupted, but social connection which causes normal human growth and interpersonal relationship is stunted.

Are robot harems helpless? Hardly. They’re the next step in making human beings the slaves of AI. The next step in cancelling all real-world interaction. The plan has been in the making for possible eons. And when the “sexually-programmed” robot becomes smart enough with the development of AI to perpetrate the same behavior on non-robot “others” what do we do then? Fully autonomous “killer robots” have already been created. These new “dolls” pave the way for fully automated AI rapists.

About the Author

Christina Sarich is a staff writer for Waking Times. She is a writer, musician, yogi, and humanitarian with an expansive repertoire. Her thousands of articles can be found all over the Internet, and her insights also appear in magazines as diverse as Weston A. PriceNexusAtlantis Rising, and the Cuyamungue Institute, among others. She was recently a featured author in the Journal, “Wise Traditions in Food, Farming, and Healing Arts,” and her commentary on healing, ascension, and human potential inform a large body of the alternative news lexicon. She has been invited to appear on numerous radio shows, including Health Conspiracy Radio, Dr. Gregory Smith’s Show, and dozens more. The second edition of her book, Pharma Sutra, will be released soon.

This article (Sex Robots – The Evolution of the Objectification of Women) was originally created and published by Waking Times and is published here under a Creative Commons license with attribution to Christina Sarich and It may be re-posted freely with proper attribution and author bio.

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Full Moon In Capricorn: Intensity and Evolution

We are having a Full Moon in Capricorn on either July 8th/9th, depending on your location. The astrological energies of the Full Moon can start to become noticeable in the days leading up to it and will remain fairly strong in the days following. The planetary configuration at this time also influences the following two weeks, until the next Moon cycle begins.

Full Moons are the most emotionally charged time of the month. With the Sun being in Cancer, this Moon brings out the opposing polarity of Capricorn, and we may feel the energies of each sign either collaborating or challenging each other.

The Sun is masculine, which represents our ego needs/impulses, and the Moon is feminine, representing emotional needs/impulses. This polarity can play out in different ways, as we can feel it within ourselves as well as experience it influencing our relationships and the world around us. However, it can sometimes be hard to tell if each side of it is coming from a place of ego or emotion, especially this time around with the Sun in Cancer.

Full Moon in Capricorn Conjunct Pluto, Sun in Cancer Conjunct Mars

The Sun has been in Cancer of the tropical zodiac since the solstice on June 21st, when the Sun’s rays directly aligned with the the Tropic of Cancer on our planet. During this current astrological month, there may be an extra emphasis on family, domestic life, self-care, emotional sensitivity, and bonding with others. Cancer is also about nurturing, vulnerability, comforts, and security.

While Cancer is more domestic, Capricorn is more of a worldly sign. It is about our ambitions, management, structure, discipline, and responsibilities. It is pragmatic, realistic, conservative, and determined. Capricorn takes steps toward masterful achievement, which is symbolized by the goat that steadily and cautiously climbs the steep mountain.

Pluto is very close to this Full Moon and Mars is close to the Sun, which can add some intensity and give it a Scorpio flavour. In a positive light, Pluto is a powerful force and can be empowering, transformative, and regenerating, and can help us to purge what is not serving us. It can also trigger fears, but also help us move beyond them. Hidden matters and deep urges can also surface and some people may even notice obsessive tendencies. Manipulation and power struggles can manifest, and when combined with Capricorn, this sign can be controlling and dominating.

Mars aligned with the Sun in Cancer can be passionate as well as make us assertive about emotional attachments and comforts. In some cases it can even facilitate conflict in relation to them, and it can be protective of these things as well as loved ones. Like Pluto, Mars in Cancer can also be be manipulative, but usually in either a protective or defensive way, and in some cases when one is seeking nurturing or connection with others.

Chiron Recently Went Retrograde

Chiron is known as the “Wounded Healer” and recently went retrograde on July 1st, a period that will last until December 5th. The weeks leading up to the retrograde and following are generally when we notice its effects the most, as it is stationary and changing motion. It is classified as a minor planet, being actually a comet nucleus caught in an irregular orbit between Saturn and Uranus.

Chiron’s influence here can be more subtle for some but strong for others, depending on how it is influencing your natal chart (based on your exact birth date and time). Generally this is a time to reflect on your personal challenges, wounds, blockages, restrictions, negative patterns, and fears that have come up for you in the last four months and maybe have been more noticeable in recent weeks.

Considering that it is in a loose square aspect with Saturn, perhaps you need to consider getting real and/or more attentive around these challenges. Understand the root of them to help you transcend and unlock more of your gifts and who you truly are. If you are a healer or teacher of some sort, this can be a time for reflecting on how you share your gifts with others.

Chiron is also associated with all things holistic. It is known as the bridge between the physical and spiritual, but it can also serve as a barrier before being unlocked. Chiron can be a bridge in other ways as well, as it can combine and synthesize two different worlds. When we become more self-aware, heal, own, or even transcend our blockages, we unlock a doorway into an untapped component of our higher self.

Things To Consider During This Period

For some, the energies of this Full Moon can help to facilitate a major step in personal evolution. This is a time to consider what the universe is trying to show you to help you transform, purge, and be empowered. Any conflicts, challenges, or even opportunities that arise at this time can be directly related to that notion. As Capricorn is an ambitious Cardinal sign, this can also be about initiating some sort of action to help you achieve something and moving beyond any fears getting in the way of that.

If you decide to use this energy for any type of conscious release, it is best to start that when the Moon starts to wane, which is right after the peak of the Full Moon, and even over the following two weeks. If you are a health enthusiast or otherwise into cleansing and detoxing, the next few weeks can be a good time to begin a detoxification regimen targeted at releasing harmful calcium deposits and buildup which is one of the primary culprits of accelerated aging and astrology, astrology readings, carmen di lucciodegeneration. This Full Moon will peak at its totality exactly at 4:07am Universal Time. You can click here to find out when that is in your time zone.

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