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How pop culture predicts the future

I've always been fascinated in the predictive aspects of pop culture. Recently I watched the latest season of House of Cards and found that it eerily predicted some of what was happening in the current political climate. Even the actors of the show noticed those same parallels. Such predictive aspects aren't limited to the latest T.V. shows. Jules Verne wrote about submarines before the first one was invented. In various fiction books, games, and shows you end up finding that pop culture is predictive of something that shows up in our lives down the line.

I think that what pop culture really does is orient the consciousness of people toward manifesting what it shows. So it's not even so much of a predictive function so much as it plants a seed in your mind and if that seed is planted in many many minds than it makes an imprint on the superconsciousness of humanity and from there finds its way to someone who can create it.

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  • Anthony Gresham
    Anthony Gresham says #
    I enjoy superhero movies. I enjoyed the recent Batman vs. Superman movie and I'm looking forward to X-men Apocalypse and Captain
  • Taylor Ellwood
    Taylor Ellwood says #
    Interesting perspective. Certainly one wonders what would happen if we had such people in our world.

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The God in the Woods

Really, those woods saved my life.

Fourteen is hard. When home and school grew too much to bear, I turned to the woods. I'd walk the paths there, and the storm within would still. And when I left the woods I knew that, no, to live was better.

At first the woods were mine and I walked them fearlessly, but only by day. By night they belonged to themselves, and I feared to go there. To carry a light would have been a profanation, and I feared to walk in the dark.

But then I learned what still can't help but seem a metaphor.

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  • Steven Posch
    Steven Posch says #
    Growing up in the suburbs has its advantages, access to the wild being one of them. I was back in western PA recently visiting fam
  • Anthony Gresham
    Anthony Gresham says #
    When my family moved back to Richmond in '72 there were woods in back of the house. I was 13 at the time and the woods were great
Pagan News Beagle: Faithful Friday, April 15

A Jewish intellectual discusses the dilemma of protecting Jews abroad and opposing the repression of Arabs in Israel. A transgender Mormon explains why he's sticking with his faith. And members of Iran's ancient Zoroastrian faith face the challenges that come with dating outside of their religion. It's Faithful Friday, our weekly segment on news about faiths and religious communities from around the world! All this and more for the Pagan News Beagle!

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Come Join Genn's Crystal Workshop 'WORKING WITH QUARTZ CRYSTAL, SIMPLIFIED' Fayetteville, Arkansas April 17th @ 1030am

As promised in my earlier blog post, here is the information about my upcoming workshop at the Ozark Research Institute's 28th Annual Dowsing and Alternative Health Convention! Unfortunately, I'm sending this a little late, the computer ate the original post. But here it is... come on by and pick up a few excellent classes!

Anyway, it is going to be in at the Hilton Garden Inn, 1325 N Palak Drive, in Fayetteville, Arkansas. There is a pre-convention workshop on Friday the 15th, and the convention is Saturday, Sunday and Monday. If it fits into your schedule, you can plan to attend the whole event, or just come for a day. Click here for more in depth information about the entire event and all the wonderful speakers.

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Pagan News Beagle: Earthy Thursday, April 14

Archaeologists pour over artifacts recovered from a recently discovered Neolithic grave. The impact of climate change is considered as well as how best to combat it. And the scientific community is spellbound by a new discovery about human anatomy. It's Earthy Thursday, our weekly segment on science and Earth-related news! All this and more for the Pagan News Beagle!

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Meditations on Hávamál: 71-75

71.

Haltr ríðr hrossi,

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Mastodon Family: Look Closer and Think.

Often confused with Mammoths, Mastodons (Mammutidae) are in their own family, since They split off from Elephants and Mammoths earlier. Therefore, there are many differences between the two Animals. Mastodons have larger and flatter brows than Mammoths. Moreover, They have paired low conical cusps for teeth, and upper jaw tusks. In addition, Mastodons are shorter and more muscular than Mammoths. Scientists have liken Them to a bus, whereas Mammoths are more like construction cranes.

Living side by side with Mammoths, Mastodons colonized Eurasia and North America about fifteen million years ago. As browsers, They preferred to live in spruce forests and open woodlands. During the winter, Mastodons had a double coat of fur to prevent Them from freezing in the icy cold. However, they preferred warmer climates to live in.

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