Global Transition States
“Transition states of consciousness emerge when perceptual markers disappear. And when this occurs you enter a null zone in which your old reality no longer exists, or has changed radically, while your new reality has not yet come into existence.” — The Hathors
The following resources present overviews of some of the challenges facing the Earth as well as its life forms. My purpose in presenting this information is not to alarm but to elucidate the necessity for being able to deal with Transition States as effectively as possible. For ease of reference, the links below have been posted in the Articles section of our website under Transition States – Class Handouts. You can click on the links in the web version of this handout, and they will take you directly to the information noted below.
WWF/ The Living Planet Report 2016
This is the World Wildlife Fund’s annual report on the state of the ecosystem. Note: While application of the data gathered in this report has been questioned by some ecological researchers, there is general agreement that the overall worldwide trend is an accelerated decline in plant and animal species in virtually all ecosystems.
BBC/ Wild Life Decline
This BBC Report discusses the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) and the WWF’s recent Living Planet Report, as well as noting questions raised by Professor Stuart Primm at Duke University regarding the collection of data for this report.
Sea Levels Rise/ National Geographic
Note: This article discusses the global rise in sea levels that threaten coastal areas of the world.
Internet Cyber Attacks/ NBC News
Note: This NBC report discusses the recent use of Internet enabled toys and cameras being switched on by hackers—without their owners’ knowledge—to hack into, and temporarily suspend, worldwide commerce websites. It explores future threats and the emergence of cyber chaos (my term, not theirs).
UN Report on Global Desertifcation/ The Guardian
Note: This UN report looks at the undeniable increase in global desertification and the resulting loss of world water reserves in drought stricken areas.
Estrogen Mimicking Chemicals/ Dr. Axe.com
Note: This explores the damaging effects of various manmade chemicals and toxins on the human endocrine system. The article’s primary focus is the negative impacts on estrogen. This affects not only women, but also men and other life-forms as well.
Weather Anomalies Due to Polar Vortex/ www.thinkprogress.org
This article looks at changes in the Polar Vortex and its possible effects in terms of colder winter temperatures.
The Center for Climate Change and Security
The link below will take you to articles released by the Center for Climate and Security (CCS), a non-partisan Institute with an Advisory Board consisting of military leaders as well as security and foreign policy experts. This is a mainstream highly credible source of information.
Before the Flood/ A Documentary with Leonardo DiCaprio
Note: This engaging documentary looks at climate change from a variety of perspectives. It is the result of a three-year collaboration to present an artistically impactful and informative look at climate change as a major threat to life on the planet. It is very much worth watching.
Coping with Transition States Can Be Like Trying to Drain a Swamp
When draining a swamp, it is sometimes difficult to remember your original intent when you are up to your ass in alligators. — Anonymous