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For the last 8 years, Ashley Christudason has been refining various layering techniques associated with digital collage art – turning existing art and photography into reconfigured conceptualizations that he sees both in dreams and visions.

Ashley’s mediums for creation include Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, his Canon 600D Camera and a host of art-related apps. He begins with collating images from various sources on the web, which are then kept in folders to be picked and selected during the digital collage process. These images can range from 18th century formalist paintings to abstract digital designs shared on the public domain. An image is then chosen as the ‘foundation’ or base-layer of the collage, ready to begin the unification of collated imagery. By combining his own photography in the collage, he wishes to challenge visual perceptions about the ‘realness’ of the image after aggressive digital manipulation. Each finished piece (often containing 50 or more layers) then becomes a potential layer for newer works, thus allowing for a recycling or re-incarnation of the old with the new. Since this process has been going on for 6 years, his most recent pieces contain reconfigurations & transmutations of more than 900 layers of imagery, interwoven & remixed into a single image, which then becomes a new layer altogether, et al. Because of the integration of so many layers, visual data used lose their original form/code and gain new forms/become recoded during the process of creation.

When trying to come up with a title for the very first collage, the name ‘Jungle Eye’ instantly came to mind. He later concluded that this title was a synonym for one’s 3rd eye. The 3rd eye (according to him) is the viewer & key to inter-dimensional vision, the light penetrator of the richest darkness & the knower of oneness in all things.

A never-ending fascination with the meaning of our existence & everything our eyes cannot see although open, are two of the many building blocks that make up his being. He seeks to convey the necessity of keeping a free-imagination for the ultimate experience of self-infinity. This is the process of knowing that you are a part of everything – the ability to see yourself in ALL things. This is the principle-philosophy that guides him through his work – that ALL things are connected, that we are all indeed ONE.

By Ashley Christudason

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Musk accidentally tweets his phone number to 16.7m folllowers

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Elon Musk gave his 16.7 million Twitter followers what he meant to send to the chief technology officer of virtual-reality company Oculus: his phone number.

“Do you have a sec to talk? My cell is …” Musk wrote from his account to John Carmack, the CTO of Facebook-owned Oculus. The Tesla chief executive officer quickly deleted the post.

A call placed to the number that Musk tweeted went to voicemail and played a message from the video game God of War.

“By the Gods you’ve done it,” the message intones. “Somehow you’ve found your way here to me. I offer you my congratulations and my respect.”

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The tweet invited speculation that Musk, 46, may have been trying to recruit Carmack or was seeking ways for Oculus to cooperate with any of the many businesses he runs.

Those include the electric-car maker Tesla, rocket company SpaceX, artificial intelligence researcher OpenAI, brain-computer interface developer Neuralink and tunnel digger The Boring Company.

Elon Musk quickly deleted the post which included his phone number.

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Elon Musk quickly deleted the post which included his phone number.

A Facebook spokeswoman said Carmack doesn’t plan to leave the company. Representatives for Tesla and Space Exploration Technologies didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment.

Virtual and augmented reality are playing significant roles in the development of autonomous cars. Engineers for companies including Alphabet’s Waymo are turning to simulation platforms to test and train their self-driving systems that are being primed to navigate vehicles as well as – or ideally better than – human drivers.

Before diving into virtual reality, Carmack built a company that attempted to make a craft for suborbital space tourism.

After spending millions, he shuttered it in 2013. Still, he’s maintained an interest in the sector and has interacted with Musk over Twitter before.

Free Your Mind

5 Tips to Achieving A Clear & Calm Mind

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It is said that when a person is not being rational, their mind is full of unfinished thoughts and meaningless ideas. Here’s 5 tips I learned from people around the world to practice in my daily life to achieve a healthy balance of body, mind and soul.

1) Exercise – Whether it’s an everyday morning run, a few laps in the pool, weekly yoga class or even hitting the gym, exercise is a great tool to cleanse your mind of ill thoughts. Even if you barely have enough time to sip on some coffee before your commute to work, make it a point to walk to your destinations more often.

2) Eat healthy – Be sure to provide enough vegetables and fruits into your diet whilst maintaining your standard protein and carb intake. Fibre and vitamins are essential to your immune system and your body and brain too! The more clean, the better. Remember, don’t panic, especially if it’s organic!

3) Meditation – I hope you don’t get the wrong idea here, now, meditation is not necessarily sitting or lying down in an attempt to “empty your mind of all thoughts”. It is known as focusing the self in the actions of what you perceive so as to achieve complete attentiveness. For example, I am preparing dinner..I put all my heart into it knowing that it will be delicious. All the energy being conducted is being channeled into preparing that dinner. Boom. You get delicious food prepared with love. It may also be applied with any other activities you absolutely love partaking in! This could also be recognized as mindfulness. If you are highly intrigued, there are tons of books showcasing the topic of mindfulness. Either that..or just go Google it!

4) Appreciating Art – Some people may have the uncanny ability to paint masterpieces with the standards of Van Gogh in no time, some may experience difficulties drawing a simple house and trees. Regardless, one must be able to recognize the efforts that was put into creating that piece of art, as it’s only polite. Art comes in many different forms; Music, Paintings, Dancing, Writing and many more. Now imagine yourself, as you sit in front of a piece of artistic work that has been created by somebody else..you visualize the I that has manifested your own creativity into forming that work of art. Simply said, put yourself in his or her shoes and pretend that you were the one who worked on that fine piece of art. Happy aren’t you? It’s the act of appreciation that is a form of a healthy mind.

5) Crystals & Semi Precious Stones – Okay, I admit this is a pretty controversial one. Whether you are a believer or not, crystals and semi precious stones are widely used around the world, possibly even in this Solar System as precious materials. From computers to watches to jewellery and much more. Don’t believe me?Ask almost every other woman out there why diamonds are so sought after. (Yes a diamond is a crystal) The most simplest approach to this is the information behind these crystals. What power do they hold? What is it these crystals seek? If you have heard or read about the crystals skulls, you should already know this. But otherwise, please do check it out!

Crystals have been used all across the centuries as a piece of Earth that is known to have healing powers. From illness to ailments and useful tools for the mind, these precious minerals are possible to be found almost everywhere and anywhere in the world. Honestly speaking, I myself never used to be a believer of such magical stones. I’m not sure if I still am but I can assure you that these stones are of great help in your daily ongoing life. Ancient cultures and modern traditions still hold on to their roots regarding these powerful ornaments, it is advisable to keep them in your pocket, wear them as jewellery, to use them as house decoration and more.

The purpose of seeking balance between mind, body & soul is to be content with the self and to seek awareness. If you have any other brilliant ideas to contribute please feel free to share them with us!

Article by Yoji Amashiro

Travel With Heart

3 Spiritual Benefits of Traveling Alone

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Children of Cambodia walking along the river towards the gate of Angkor Wat. – Photo Credits: Jana Andrea

As a child of Mother Earth, in each and every one of us lies a natural instinct to explore, travel, seek new adventures, find endless possibilities to the wonders of the universe. We strongly desire to delve into the unknown..mysteries await us at every minute, hour, day. Traveling lets you get in touch with your inner self and get to know how the puzzling mind, beautiful heart and soaring soul works. Be encouraged to travel while you are young and can afford the time and space to do whatever you please whenever you see fit. The world could be your oyster if you wanted it to be.

1) “Me” Time

When you travel on your own, you get to know yourself at your own pace and do whatever you feel is best for you at your preferred time. There is no rush when you only have yourself to worry about.  You take time out from being socially involved in other people’s emotions and the situations of your comfort zone (home umbrella) and invest more time into treating yourself well. You find new ways to make yourself happy and realize the true meaning of self-fulfillment and self-love! After all as Buddha teaches us, one must be able to love the self before being able to love another. Traveling alone inspires you more than anything else and when you decide to, decide to do it for You!

“Your task is not to seek for Love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” – Rumi

2) Accepting the New

We are all bound to meet new people along the way, but when you travel on your own the people that you meet suddenly appear either more genuine or more doubtable this is because they realize you are without barriers and come as you are, all on your own and you are now someone to be acquainted with personally as an individual rather than in a group where there is shared perceptions of whoever may come along to try and get to know you or the whole group of friends. As a lone wolf stray from the pack, it becomes more obvious who are in acceptance of you and who are not. This is not to say that everyone is to accept who you are simply because you are brave and alone, some people may disagree with you and you must move on and accept that not everyone can be for you. When you are alone you are vulnerable and people see that and tread with more consideration in getting to know you as well as form a decision to either respect or reject who you are, this is more so with ladies (so remember to behave).

“Because one believes in oneself, one doesn’t try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn’t need others’ approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her.”
 Lao Tzu

              3) Finding Yourself

Now that you are in a position where you have all this time to yourself, you begin to start reflecting on the person you once were, the person you are now and the person you are to become. Awareness starts to build up within you of here and now – what is present, past and future. Some may start to meditate to help ease themselves into the state of awakening, by practicing daily deep breathing meditation you learn to positively take in the good and release the unwanted negativity from your entire being. You learn things about yourself you may not have recognized before from being constantly surrounded by people. Taking time to understand yourself becomes something so valuable to you and realizing how innate this desire is to truly know thyself you wish you had taken off more time to be with yourself. Creating the time and space to get to know yourself becomes one of the most significant aspects of traveling alone, although you may not have found it so at the initial start!

“Quiet the mind, and the soul will speak.”  Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati

Article by Jana Andrea

Medical Marijuana & Cannabis Oil

The Medicinal Properties Of Medical Marijuana

Mary Jane, Ganja, Herb, Hemp, Cannabis or more commonly known as Marijuana, has been known to be grown and used for literally thousands of years. Newly found evidence shows that consumption of Cannabis has been dated back to the 850 BC. It is a plant that is indigenous to Central and South Asia. Throughout history it has been made known to mankind as a recreational drug and all-in-one purpose plant. In India, babas or sadhus partake in the consumption of Cannabis as an entheogen – spiritually, shamanic and religiously. There are a wide range of religious conceptions involving the plant. In modern culture, pro-marijuana movements such as the Rastafari have been introducing and spreading awareness about the sacred plant.
In the more recent times, many scientific studies clearly show that Cannabis, or just simply Marijuana, has medicinal properties. Moreover, it has been introduced to modern day societies, tolerably making them legally available in countries such as the US, North Korea, Uruguay and has been decriminalised in several other countries spread across the globe.

There have been lots of skeptics and pro-marijuana activists arguing and forging the road to 100% legality. As more and more people are being introduced to the idea..people begin to wonder, if man made booze and god made cannabis, whom do we actually trust?

Here is a short interview by CNN with Tommy Chong, actor from movie series – ‘Cheech And Chong’.
You can find plenty of similar videos, articles, research studies and conventions concerning medicinal marijuana on the net and social media.

Here are a list of some:

  1. http://science.howstuffworks.com/medical-marijuana.htm
  2. http://www.drugpolicy.org/medical-marijuana
  3. http://medicalmarijuana.procon.org/
  4. http://time.com/pot-kids/
  5. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/news/medical-marijuana/

Please allow yourself to watch this documentary by Rick Simpson about the use of Cannabis and its miracle working, life-saving and mind expanding plant.

If you have a loved one, know anybody who has or have had issues with cancer, glaucoma, arthritis or any other health issues that could be resolved with the use of this god gifted plant, here you will find here useful and enlightening knowledge containing vital information that might just improve or even save a life.

Watch as these cancer cells get killed by THC, the active ingredient in Marijuana.

Perhaps it’s time we continue to nullify and get rid of this purge of disinformation and propaganda that is the notion of ridiculously accepting the use of cannabis.

Take a step back, come forward with an open mind with the intention to learn and seek.
Let’s think about it from a different perspective and attempt to tip over the scales and hop across the border between blind skepticism and the real truth folks!

An Initiative To Legalize Marijuana In California To Appear On Nov. Ballot

BERKELEY, CA – MARCH 25:  One-ounce bags of medicinal marijuana are displayed at the Berkeley Patients Group March 25, 2010 in Berkeley, California.  California Secretary of State Debra Bowen certified a ballot initiative late Wednesday to legalize the possession and sale of marijuana in the State of California after proponents of the measure submitted over 690,000 signatures. The measure will appear on the November 2 general election ballot.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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Written by Yoji Amashiro