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SOTT Focus: MindMatters: Psychedelics, Sobriety, and Altered States: Processing Reality with John Buchanan

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What do altered states tell us about the nature of consciousness? And what can philosophy tell us about altered states? John Buchanan has spent his life trying to find the answers. His book, Processing Reality: Finding Meaning in Death, Psychedelics, and Sobriety, details the story of his history of experimentation and addiction, his path to sobriety, and the insights he has gained into the nature of human experience and consciousness.

A synthesis of Whitehead's process philosophy and Grof's transpersonal psychology, Buchanan's ideas provide a framework for understanding not only the nature of the psychedelic experience and other altered states, but also the nature of consciousness itself and the structure of the cosmos.

See our previous interview with John here.


Running Time: 01:40:46

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SOTT Focus: Palestinian Representative, Nada Abu Tarbush, Demolishes Israeli Lies at UN

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Nada Tarbush, Palestinian representative to the United Nations, decimates Israeli lies and propaganda in this eloquent and powerful speech to the UN. She perfectly articulates what is happening and should be shared widely. The full UN session can be viewed here.


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SOTT Focus: NewsReal: Why is Israel's War Against Palestinians 'Existential' for the West?

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Israel's mission in Gaza is now clear: to push all Palestinians out of the Strip and on to either Egypt or elsewhere. This has produced unprecedented tension in the region, tension that will surely express itself elsewhere in due course. In the meantime, Western governments' total support for Israel remains unchanged. This week on NewsReal, Joe and Niall explore the various weird mythologies used to justify a patently inhuman strategy of giving Israel whatever it wants, a strategy that is going to be the undoing of so-called Western civilization.


Running Time: 01:45:27

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SOTT Focus: Netanyahu's TWO Genocides: 'Covid Vaccines' and the 'October Surprise'

Israelis know that he LET Hamas slaughter them, in furtherance of the vast depopulation effort started by the "vaccination" drive dictated by his GLOBALIST cohorts
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The following piece went up the day before the bloody raid on Israel, telling of a child who had "died suddenly" of cardiac arrest, at eight years old — three years after being used by Israel's "health" establishment (and, specifically, his own father, a pediatrician) to get Israeli children "vaccinated," and obey all other "COVID measures."

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Although the Israeli media has blacked out all such news as thoroughly as in (say) Canada, Australia and New Zealand (and China), the toll of "vaccination" there, in that small country, has been so obvious that many people get it, though most have kept that awareness to themselves.

Comment: While we do think that Netanyahu and his government have harbored long-held ambitions that could only be fulfilled, in their minds, with an atrocity like that on October 7th - i.e., Israel's 911, Miller raises a few very interesting points.

If the Zionist regime is so hell bent on creating 'Eretz Israel' (Greater Israel) at the horrible expense of the Palestinian people, then why would the Israeli government poison its own populace - unless it thought that some elements of its own population were expendable as well?

While psychopaths in positions of power are well known to be lacking in insight, and ultimately something of a cancer to their own people, and simply indifferent to the health and well being of the individuals they govern, it's possible that the Netanyahu regime is simply paying the price of admission to the globalist cabal's elite club of eugenicist maniacs.

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There may be another component. Israel, like the US and the UK, has long been developing ethnic-specific weapons, a tool it thinks might help it achieve hegemony on a racial level as well.

Some among the Israeli Jewish population share common ancestry with the Palestinians, "undesirable" traits which the Israeli elite may be seeking to destroy.

We already know that certain batches of the Covid vaccine are much more dangerous than others, and are probably loaded with all manner of exotic nano technology for "special future uses."

As we've outlined previously, the US has developed such weapons to be used against Russians. Why not the Israeli regime and against the Palestinians? Or against some from among their own?


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SOTT Focus: The October 7 Hamas Assault on Israel: The Most Successful Military Raid of this Century

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Hamas paraglider troops cross into Israel, October 7, 2023
There is a truism that I often cite when discussing the various analytical approaches to assessing the wide variety of geopolitical problems facing the world today — you can't solve a problem unless you first properly define it. The gist of the argument is quite simple — any solution which has nothing to do with the problem involved is, literally, no solution at all.

Israel has characterized the attack carried out by Hamas on the various Israeli military bases and militarized settlements, or Kibbutz, which in their totality comprised an important part of the Gaza barrier system, as a massive act of terrorism, likening it to the September 11, 2001 terror attacks against the United States. Israel supports this characterization by citing the number of persons killed (some 1,200, a downward revision issued by Israel after realizing that 200 of the dead were Palestinian fighters) and detailing a wide variety of atrocities it claims were perpetrated by Hamas, including mass rape, the beheading of children, and the wonton murder of unarmed Israeli civilians.

The problem with the Israeli claims is that they are demonstrably false or misleading. Nearly a third of the Israeli casualties consisted of military, security, and police officers. Moreover, it turns out that the number one killer of Israelis on October 7 wasn't Hamas or other Palestinian factions, but the Israeli military itself. Recently released video shows Israeli Apache helicopters indiscriminately firing on Israeli civilians trying to flee the Supernova Sukkot Gathering held in the open desert near Kibbutz Re'im, the pilots unable to distinguish between the civilians and the Hamas fighters. Many of the vehicles that the Israeli government has shown as an example of Hamas perfidy were destroyed by the Israeli Apache helicopters.

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SOTT Focus: SOTT Earth Changes Summary - October 2023: Extreme Weather, Planetary Upheaval, Meteor Fireballs


Comment: UPDATE 14 Nov 2023

YouTube appears to have "terminated" the entire SOTT Media channel - which archives 10 years' worth of monthly Earth Changes Summary videos - after some jealous 'extreme weather upstart channels' claimed copyright on several seconds' worth of footage used in several 2023 Earth Changes Summary videos. Fair Use by an all-volunteer staff working for a non-profit organization apparently means nothing to ruthless corporate mercenaries who are only in it for the clicks and notoriety. Unless or until our channel is restored on YouTube, SOTT Summary videos will be posted on our Odysee channel.


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In loving memory of our dear friend and Earth Changes expert, Pierre Lescaudron.
As we approach the midpoint of Solar Cycle 25, which has had the lowest solar activity in about 200 years, we are experiencing cooler-than-average temperatures and unseasonable snow across the globe.

The Old Farmer's Almanac predicts a harsh winter for the Northern Hemisphere, with above-normal snowfall in most snow-prone areas of the U.S., with storms, showers, and flurries continuing into early spring. America's first Arctic blast of the season broke hundreds of low-temperature records and resulted in the most extensive late October-early November snowpack in NOAA records.
Heavy snow blanketed the Rocky Mountains, the northern Plains, the Great Lakes and northern New England, resulting in 17.9% of the Lower 48 being covered by snow by the time the calendar flipped to November - a new record in books dating back to 2003.
But the northern hemisphere was not the only one experiencing unseasonable cold temperatures and snow, South Africa got blanketed by snow in Spring!

So far, the signs of a solar minimum-induced ice age are becoming clearer and more present, so prepare accordingly.

October has also been marked by unusually severe storms around the world. In just one week, we've seen eight different tropical cyclones make landfall around the globe, from Yemen to China, Vanuatu, Mexico, and the Leeward Islands.

Some of the most intense storms during this month:

Comment: Minor edit: Between mark 3.17 and 3.28 the heavy flooding shown took place in Scotland, for details see:

Scotland Flood: A month's rain fell in 24 hours, 'danger to life' warnings extended


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SOTT Focus: NewsReal: Ukraine War Ends, Mid-East War Begins? Why America is Shifting Gears

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Anglo-American legacy media this week "quietly" announced an "end" to the Ukraine War, informing - correctly, for the first time since February 2022 - Western audiences that Kiev doesn't stand a chance militarily against Russia, that Zelensky is "deluded" and "messianic" about recovering the four provinces lost to Russia, and that American and European leaders have begun pushing him to enter negotiations with Moscow.

So, peace on Earth?!

Given current events in the Middle East, not least the Israeli obliteration of Gaza and the major deployment of US warships and forces in Israel and on the surrounding seas, it's more likely that the US Empire is 'pivoting' from Ukraine only because it considers the job there 'done' and now has bigger goals in sight.

This week on NewsReal, Joe & Niall outline the geopolitical contours of the next war for empire and its likely consequences for all. Also, what the heck is Dr. Jordan Peterson even talking about, telling Palestinians to 'shoulder responsibility' for the genocide being waged against them??


Running Time: 01:45:59

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SOTT Focus: Why Jordan Peterson is Wrong About the Israel/Palestine Conflict

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© Chris Williamson/Getty Images"Palestinians play the role of victim," says Peterson to Piers Morgan in an interview published on October 31st, 2023.
Dr. Jordan Peterson (JP), a Canadian psychologist, rose to fame circa 2016 with his stance against Canada's Bill C-16, his motivational speeches and self-help books. However, since his Tweet tagging Netanyahu to "Give 'em hell" ('em' being the Palestinians) on October 7th, he's rapidly losing popularity. On October 31st, Peterson joined Piers Morgan Uncensored to "give his thoughts about the Israel-Hamas war and to discuss whether he regrets the tweet he sent". As he shares his thoughts, it becomes increasingly clear that Peterson knows very little of any substance about the conflict. But that doesn't stop him holding forth as if he does.

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SOTT Focus: MindMatters: Five Myths about Evil: Setting the Record Straight with David Abramowitz

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Are all psychopaths serial killers? Is authoritarianism only found on the political right? Are we all equally capable of evil? Does power really corrupt absolutely? And is evil really "banal"?

Join us today as we discuss the biggest myths about evil with David Abramowitz, the nature of psychopaths and ponerology, and how McGilchrist's brain-hemisphere research fits into the picture.

David Abramowitz has a background in finance and accounting, but an experience with a psychopath set him on a path to research the topic for the next decade. He has read nearly everything there is to read on the subject, and describes a type which he has termed the "passive-parasitic" psychopath. These are the so-called successful psychopaths, the ones you'll find on Wall Street and in Washington. And they're the reason for much of today's pathological political climate.


Running Time: 01:30:06

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Flashback SOTT Focus: Witches, Comets and Planetary Cataclysms

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When you think of Halloween, what is the first image that comes to mind? I took a little informal poll among my friends, family and associates. Guess what image came in first? Jack-o-lanterns! Bet you thought I was going to say "witches". Well, I sure thought it would be witches, but they only came in a close second!..

When I think of Halloween, I think of grade-school art projects where we cut out silhouettes of witches to paste onto large yellow moons made of construction paper. The witch was always on a broom with her black dress flying in the wind, accompanied by a black cat sitting on the back of the broom. I wondered even then how the cat managed to stay on and why anybody would think that straddling a broomstick as a seat would be even remotely comfortable.