Astroturfers Attack PETA In NYT

A fake grassroots agency (an astroturfer called The Center for Consumer Freedom) is attacking PETA with a full page ad in the NYT and billboards in Times Square. Link. (via BB) - [SA]

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What You May Have Recently Missed

Fri 29 Jun
2007

David Milch Says, "See God Kai!"

05:20 PM

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It's not often that a popular television series attempts to grapple with trans-human, non-dual concepts. But David Milch's new series on HBO, John From Cincinnati, does just that. Let's just toy with the idea that we are all one...

Thu 28 Jun
2007

Meditation, Memory Concentrate

01:51 PM

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Who doesn't think meditation improves concentration and memory? I suppose it's akin to driving a car and learning about the roads. This week the meme sprouted on the interwebs— Meditate To Concentrate Brain scans show meditation changes minds, increases...

Wed 27 Jun
2007

On Bhairava, Naths And Dunis (Oh My!)

03:50 PM

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The Dhuni is not a simple camp fire. It was viewed by the Nath as a living deity, emblematic as the womb of the Earth Goddess from which all manifestation was generated, sustained, and destroyed. Although many cultures have...

Thu 21 Jun
2007

Om Surya! Northern Solstice, Earth Bows To Sun

01:43 PM

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Northern solstice happens today! Some 24,000 sun worshipers gather for ancient fest. Link. Summer Solstice: How and Why Seasons Change. Link. Wikipedia on Solstices. Link....

Tue 19 Jun
2007

Sritattvanidhi Ganapati, Illuminated Manuscript

06:24 PM

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"..an iconographic treatise written in the 19th century in Karnataka by the then Maharaja of Mysore, Krishnaraja Wodeyar III... The Maharaja was a great patron of art and learning and was himself a scholar and writer. There are around...

Tue 12 Jun
2007

Out of Ourselves: Spiritual Music, David Byrne, Daniel Levitin

06:19 PM

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Perched at the collision of yoga with popular culture, Souljerky has spent considerable time contemplating music and spirit and culture. So when David Byrne and neuroscientist Daniel Levitin (This Is Your Brain on Music) broached the topic, we had...

Fri 08 Jun
2007

Subtle Revolution: Yoga, Authority, + the Conspiracy of 1

12:10 PM

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I've got some revolutionary yoga vibrations careening through the mindscreen right now, my own private Operation Garden Plot. A work-in-progress, a theory & practice where there is no escape. We is I. You are them. They are us. Wherever...

Fri 01 Jun
2007

India's Yoga Patent Showdown

11:49 AM

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How can any Tom, Dick and Harry, who has no true knowledge of Yoga, can get patent of Yoga, the traditional knowledge of India?Swami Ramdev Fake Babas and others who regularly consume liquor or eat meat have mushroomed in large...

Tue 29 May
2007

Palm Leaves To Bits - Google To Digitize Mysore Library

01:58 PM

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Written in both papers and palm leaves, there are around 100,000 manuscripts in our library, some dating back to the eighth century. The effort is to restore and preserve this cultural heritage for effective dissemination of knowledge... J Shashidhara Prasad,...

Fri 25 May
2007

Kah Ra Shin: Violent Path to Happiness Commence

05:24 PM

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Kah Ra Shin: Violent Path to Happiness Commence With Loud Gutteral Scream Link....

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