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Kilindi Iyi – High-Dose Mushrooms Beyond the Threshold

 

Kilindi Iyi is the Head Instructor and Technical Advisor of the Tamerrian Martial Art Institute. He is a mycologist, teacher and world traveler who has presented on the subject of high-dose psilocybin from the US to Norway to Australia.

Filmed at Breaking Convention: The 2nd multidisciplinary convention on psychedelic consciousness, University of Greenwich – 12th-14th July 2013 – breakingconvention.co.uk

Online Yoga Sessions Infocus247

 

OCS Sunday Yoga After Dark  10.12   @ 11:30pm – 12:30 am EST

This will be a pre sleep session that beginners and advanced Yogis can follow along with.  We will be relaxing our minds and body before we doze off and go to sleep!  This session is for the night owls that enjoy the moon glow over the sun shine!

Muyuu New You Mondays 10.13 10:00am – 11:00am

An early morning  60 – 90 minute yoga session dedicated to getting your week starting in the right mood… hopefully! We will end the session with a meditation aimed at putting our weekly goals into perspective and seeing them accomplished with ease.

Energy work Wednesdays  10.15 @ 3:33 pm – 5:03 EST

Energize your wednesday with a  60 – 90 minute yoga session will focus on increasing energy and moving at a fluid pace. Aligning breath with movement and ending meditation by going through each of the your chakras and circulating the energy throughout your body. 1 Crystal will be discussed briefly as well

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Book Select: Man The Grand Symbol of The Mysteries

Man The Grand Symbol of the Mysteries : Manly P Hall

A Screen Shot 2014-10-03 at 8.25.13 PMunique assemblage of material gathered from dozens of sources written over the centuries, this volume of thought-provoking essays shows how the body reveals the laws and principles operating throughout the universe. Eighteen chapters are heavily illustrated with plates from rare and early works on Rosicrucianism, the Hermetic sciences, the cabala, and more traditional texts on anatomy and physiology. Comprehensive index

You can purchase this book @  Amazon or download and read it online here for free @ Scribd  

Giant Golden-Crowned Flying Fox

Once again I came across a picture of this animal on facebook and was not sure If i should believe the authenticity but the giant bat is very real.

The giant golden-crowned flying fox (Acerodon jubatus), also known as the golden-capped fruit bat, is a rare megabat and one of the largest bats in the world. The species is endangered and is currently facing the possibility of extinction because of poaching and forest destruction. It is endemic to forests in the Philippines.

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The giant golden-crowned flying fox is confined to the forests of the Philippines, where it occurs mostly at elevations from sea level to 1,100 m (3,600 ft).[1] It prefers uninhabited areas. A 2005 study found none in inhabited areas.[4] The same study also revealed that these bats use river corridors more than originally thought, because the fig trees located near rivers are the bats’ main source of food. They like to be close to agricultural fields, but only in undisturbed forest areas.

In another study it was shown that this species is a forest obligate species, staying in the forest a majority of the time. Since this is a forest obligate species, conservation will require the preservation of forest areas. Human encroachment on the bat’s habitat in forest and lowland areas is a major factor in the species endangered conservation status.[5]

Behavior

The giant golden-crowned flying fox is primarily nocturnal, and can travel at least 40 kilometres (25 mi) in one night searching for food. This bat is a pollinator and seed disperser for many fruit trees in the Philippines. It uses water for grooming.[4]

Diet

They eat figs of Ficus variegata and other Ficus species as a dietary staple and eat other fruits and leaves of lowland forest.  They have been reported to eat cultivated fruit, but this is relatively rare. Other fruits that may be eaten include: puhutan, lamio, tangisang, bayawak, bankal and strangler figs. Known as “The Silent Planter”,  they release seeds in their droppings, often while flying. This helps maintain the Philippine rainforest.

Source: Wiki 

Detroit Entheogenic Conference

econfThe First Detroit Entheogenic Conference Site. This Fall 2014 we will offer a unique experience from some of the best around the world on the subjuct of psychedelics. National and international speakers will share their expertise on psilocybin or magic mushrooms, the South American brew Ayahuasca, the African mystical herb Ibogaine and the world’s most powerful entheogen, DMT. The reemergence of this cutting-edge psychedelic research after a 40 year hiatus makes it a ripe climate for talks on this seemingly tabu subject. Conferences abound in UK, Europe, and Austrailia but never before has it been available in the Midwest. Browse around this site for more info on the speakers, a tentative itenerary and local accomodations for your stay. Buy your ticket and book your reservations early, this is one conference you don’t want to miss!

For more information of speakers and purchasing tickets go to Kilindi’s Website 

See Breathe & Know Guide Now Available for Purchase!

CoverSee Breathe & Know is written by Infocus247 admin and creator Jahaan London. This book is an introduction to Yoga, Meditation and the application of visualization to experience lucid realities. I will be detailing methods and personal experiences that have led me to compile this information for others to learn from

Soft Cover and Hard cover copies are available  at the website below

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Live After Hours 60 min Yoga Session 10.12

I will be scheduling a few online yoga classes to give Muyuu a try!  Our first class will be a duration of 60 minutes on Oct 12th @ 11:30pm – 12:30am For all my night owls that practice once the moon shows itself! There will be 10 Free Spots and its first come first serve! The 11th- 20th Spot will be available for $5.00… Register Here 

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If you are a yoga Instructor or just looking for a live online class this website seems to be the perfect accommodation for both!

 

Top Tips for Trail Running

It’s fall, the light is pretty, and the air is crisp — a perfect cocktail for exploring woods or hills. But remember, this isn’t like pavement. Before you head out, heed these expert tips to avoid injury and fatigue.

Buy Shoes Made For Off-Road Running

Investing in trail shoes means you’ll protect yourself against bruised feet and stubbed toes, and experience fewer twisted ankles and slippery falls. “Road running shoes don’t have the ankle support, sole and toe protection, or the grip of a good trail shoe,” says Lesley Paterson, 2012 and 2011 XTerra World Champion.

Be Realistic

Know that “your speed is going to be slower on the trails than it is on pavement,” says Dimiry McDowell, co-author of Run Like A Mother and Train Like A Mother. “The terrain is more rugged, and usually has more inclines. Count on your average pace per mile slowing down anywhere from one to two minutes–or more if you’re climbing significantly. If you’ve got a five-mile run on a training plan, and that normally takes you 45 minutes, don’t go for five miles on the trail. Instead, just run for 45 minutes.”

Focus On Your Middle

Core training will strengthen your abdominals, lower back muscles, hip flexors and oblique muscles to increase stability and power when running over uneven terrain, says Paterson, who focuses on core work for six minutes a day. “A strong core is also critical to maintain your running form when fatigued,” she says, “and stops your body from getting too beaten up by the jarring and jumping that comes from running off-road.”

Ease In

Start on a trail that has a technical level you feel comfortable with. “First try running on fire roads or double tracks, before you hit the single track and steep hills,” says Paterson. “This helps build confidence. Most state and regional parks have free trail maps with the difficulty of each trail listed.”

Take Baby Steps

“On any trail — and especially when you’re headed uphill or downhill — take short, frequent steps,” says McDowell. “Don’t overstride, which can put you in a compromised position if your foot lands on an unstable surface.”

Land Lightly

“Rather than trying to navigate around roots and rocks, the easiest foot placement may be on top of it,” says Elinor Fish, running coach and owner of Run Wild Retreats. “Scan the trail for the flattest food landings, which sometimes may also be elevated off the ground. Even if your whole foot can’t fit there, placing your forefoot or mid-foot on the obstacles… may be the most efficient way forward.”

Don’t Go It Alone

Safety is always important so try to always run off-road with a group and take your mobile phone with you. Even better if you can team up with people who know the trail system well and are of similar ability to help reduce your nerves and anxiety about holding people back or being too slow.

Read the Full 10 Tips Here at ButterBin

Be Metaphysical: The Black Sun

Recently a term “The Black Sun” was presented to me. This led me to do a search and this is what I have found.

The Black Sun in Mesoamerican mythology has many mystical meanings, among them it is connected to the god Quetzalcoatl and his penetration in the Underworld through the west door after his diurnal (during the day) passage on the sky. For the Mexicas there were two suns, the young Day Sun and the ancient Dark Sun. Some scholars regard the mythological Black Sun as the ancient female origin of all, it is both tomb and womb. This way, it is the oneness that uniformly integrates unawareness, death, and yet an expectation of fecundity. – Wiki

Quetzalcoatl /ˌkɛtsɑːlˈkɑːtəl/ is a Mesoamerican deity whose name comes from the Nahuatl language and means “feathered serpent”.[1] The worship of a feathered serpent is first known documented in quetzalcoatl-aztec-feathered-serpent-photo-researchersTeotihuacan in the first century BCE or first century CE

The Feathered Serpent was a prominent supernatural entity or deity, found in many Mesoamerican religions. It was called Quetzalcoatl among the Aztecs, Kukulkan among the Yucatec Maya, and Q’uq’umatz and Tohil among theK’iche’ Maya. The double symbolism used in its name is considered allegoric to the dual nature of the deity, where being feathered represents its divine nature or ability to fly to reach the skies and being a serpent represents its human nature or ability to creep on the ground among other animals of the Earth, a dualism very common in Mesoamerican deities. Quetzalcoatl was a bringer of knowledge, the inventor of books, and associated with the planet Venus.

My Experience/Overstanding:

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Diagram 1a.   Seeing with the Minds Eye
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Diagram 2a RA Egyptian Hieroglyph

From my understanding mythology is usually a story or tale that details metaphysics that you can find within yourself. The deity can be looked as a principals or philosophy that you can embody within yourself as well. When I heard the term black sun I relate it to seeing light in the darkness. When I meditate, focus on breathing, third eye/chakra and going beyond thoughts this (Diagram 1a) is literally what I begin to see before receiving lucid visions.  This to me can be described as a Black Sun. By meditating and raising the serpent/kundalini energy up into the the crown and/or third eye chakra you reach a state of awareness that is seen as the source of all being hence the hieroglyph used for Ra in diagram 2a.

“To the Egyptians, the sun represented light, warmth, and growth of all life. This made the sun deity very important, as the sun was seen as the ruler of all that he created. The sun disk was either seen as the body or eye of Ra. Ra was the father of Shu and Tefnut, whom he created. Shu was the god of the wind, and Tefnut was the goddess of the rain.” Air(Breath) and Water(Energy) the two most important elements to the existence of humans.

The light that I see with my eyes closed is not stagnant. The outer layer of light seen goes within the center sphere of light in a wave like pattern. To make a clear image of what this looks like imagine drawing a circle in the sand. After you draw the circle you would use both of your hands to bring the sand on the outer part of the circle, into the circle and repeating this process.

Ra was thought to travel on two solar boats called the Mandjet (the Boat of Millions of Years), or morning boat and the Mesektet, or evening boat.[3] These boats took him on his journey through the sky and the Duat, the literal underworld of Egypt.

In both references of Quetzalcoatl and Ra  They represent divine nature, creation and travel through the sky during day into the night or referenced as the underworld realm.

It has been said that the vehicle or solar boat that they used to travel between realms is called the Merkabah.

The ‘Natural’ Merkabah is the method by which mythological spiritual figures (including but not limited to Thoth, Ra and the ascended masters) traversed not only time, but dimensional barriers. These forms were generally thought to be frail, usually only allowed for one person to travel, and were generated entirely by the direct manipulation of one’s personal chakras.The Study of Spirit 

This state of awareness can be reached within by becoming more aware of the energy your chakras posses. From personal experience I can say practice of conscious breathing and breathe awareness will help you reach states of consciousness that will allow you to have experiences that pass the realm/limits  of morality and physicality. There are many methods of reaching these levels of consciousness. I look at the step by step methods that detail how to .. as left brained/male  or logical paths to reaching that state. The right brain methods would lean more toward following your personal path and doing what you feel will lead you to these states of consciousness.

Sources – Wiki