Finding the gem among the sh..t

A collection of significant and unrelated (to the main purpose of this web site) writings for the truth seekers.

This section is new. There is no shortage of material. We will add as time permits...


Let's face it. Most of what we are given to read on the internet is of little value. Let's not even mention the mainstream media which is nothing more than distraction. But even the so-called alternative media falls prey to sensationalism and superficial content. From time to time there is some really good stuff though that makes you think "wow !".

I am not interested in short term things and the latest of the latest. This web site is not a news web site. I am usually not interested in politics especially not american politics. I am interested in whatever point of view on whatever topic that makes you think outside of the square and stays with you for a long time.

This material, although being somewhat "unrelated" to the normal content of these pages about Ecuador and Loja, will be stored here under the title "unrelatedisimo" ...

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"The simple and in the end only answer is peace and social justice. How to achieve that is a different question. It needs a shift in paradigm. It requires a different human consciousness, one not driven by greed and power, but by a sense of human solidarity, by a desire to live together in harmony and in harmony with nature – a society that is not just thriving on consumerism, on absurd annual growth of consumption – a society that is aware of its surroundings, of Mother Earth, her entire ecosystem, animals, plants, natural unrenewable resources – a society that takes care of and protects its ‘neighborhood’ which is precisely that – the globe’s precious ecosystem. It is generously giving us everything we need for life, for a decent life that is – without having to kill and destroy."

"This consciousness is inherent in human beings. We are all born with it. But it is imminently destroyed as we enter this greed-driven society. Yet, there is in every human brain, call it spirit or soul, a spark that glows up ever-so-often and tells us, there is something wrong with what’s going on around us. We only have to grasp this glow, this warm little light in the back of our minds, and follow it, look where it leads us. It will lead us to the truth. Maybe we have to look for it in alternative media, or just by opening our eyes. It may disturb our comfort zone. That’s the major hindrance for most people who ignore this little warm spark. In fact, crossing that threshold of abandoning our comfort zone, brings a richness of mind from which you never want to return. – That would be the solution."

Peter Koenig, economist and geopolitical analyst

SATYRE - Ayahuasca Shaman Dreading Another Week Of Guiding Tech CEOs To Spiritual Oneness Ayahuasca Shaman Dreading Another Week Of Guiding Tech CEOs To Spiritual Oneness

SATYRE from theonion.com

An interesting (albeit ficticious) read regarding Ayahuaska ceremonies for billionaire Silicon Valley CEOs who come to Peru to supposedly find spiritual oneness. Depressing to be a shaman nowadays ! Being a satyre piece it is of course amplified. But nevertheless the Ayahuaska trend in Peru and to a lesser extend here in Ecuador is very real and just like Orwell's movie "1984" is also fiction work and yes, satyre, our world starts looking more and more like the one in the movie.

"Salazar says that if he hears about one more Silicon Valley CEO’s vision for establishing their app’s KPIs (Key Performance Indicator), he might quit his spiritual practice altogether."

"According to Salazar, his despair sets in long before the ayahuasca ritual begins, when the executives arriving at his meditation hut immediately start networking with one another and loudly discussing new start-ups they may want to acquire. Once the ceremony begins, the visibly disgusted spiritual guide told reporters, his ancient shamanic chanting is invariably interrupted by the sound of his guests’ Snapchat and WhatsApp notifications."


We Asked a Veteran Peruvian Ayahuasca Shaman About Dumb Tourists.

Below is another nice read on a similar subject.

"There are now loads of foreigners coming to Peru on "ayahuasca holidays", sometimes taking it without any preparation. How do you feel about that? It's very dangerous. There are serious travellers who understand the health benefits of this medicine, but there are also a lot of foreigners who see ayahuasca as an interesting way of getting high or drunk. But if you're not prepared, if you don't follow the diet and don't know what you're doing, you cannot benefit from taking ayahuasca anyway. This way, a lot of people end up having bad experiences too. "