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Woven throughout the Imagine Peace and Plenty (IP&P) website, vast networks of hyperlinks (like that one which you may have just passed over) offer you connection to related information and resources that will expand your understanding and enjoyment of the IP&P material. These links will almost always be in bolded blue (as in this sentence). Occasionally though, bolded blue is simply used for emphasis (like in this sentence).  For example, here on our “Start Here” page you will note that Home” – which takes you to the IP&P Home Page – and “travel on to the Imagine Peace and Plenty “Welcome Home” page, which takes you to the next page in the “Start Here” section, are obvious hyperlinks.  But the title over the first video “The Human Predicament” (10:28) and phrases like What are we?are simply bolded blue for emphasis.

Tricky right? A little annoying even?!  My bad… But if in doubt, just click on what you think may be a link and see what happens! And remember, you can always get back to the page you were viewing by clicking on the left-pointing “Go Back A Page” arrow at the top left of your computer screen.

Now, here are a few practical suggestions to assist you in maximizing your enjoyment of the videos found throughout the Imagine Peace and Plenty  (IP&P) website while simplifying your movement from text to video and back to text again:

1)  Imagine Peace and Plenty is intended to be visually delightful, as well as intellectually stimulating and politically provocative.  With that in mind, and for a much more engaging ride, whenever you come to the next video be sure to “Left Click” with your mouse in the center of the little box at the bottom right of the video screen image as soon as you start the video.  This will shift you to “Full Screen” viewing of the video.

2) When the video is complete, hit the “Escape” key on your computer keyboard – or the “Exit Full Screen” bar next to “YouTube” in the lower right corner of the video –  and that will return you to the web page text which follows each video.

3) Some clips may start with ads that were placed there by the creator of the video.  If so, these can often be bypassed by watching for a “Skip Ad” option.

4) Finally, note that if an invitation to an ad intrudes on the screen once a video is in play, simply hit the – sometimes cleverly disguised – “X” button and you will then be rid of all further distractions.

“And now” as they say at the movies “Please enjoy the show!”

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The “Imagine Peace and Plenty” website is grounded in Truth like a textbook, but its pages are a story meant to be read and enjoyed progressively, more like a novel than a text.  The preamble to that story follows here…

“The Human Predicament” (10:28)
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As Terrance McKenna so eloquently recollects, early in life he began to investigate, and pursue, a vast arena of interlocking disciplines – the nexus of concerns that cluster around the fundamental questions of life:

“What are we?”

     “Where did we come from?”

             “Where are we going?”

But when McKenna looked for answers in the places we are told that they reside, no answers were to be found. “Our best efforts are nothing more than half completed stories told around the campfire” he concluded.

If you share Terrance McKenna’s conclusion, it is my hope that you will find encouragement in the pages of Imagine Peace and Plenty.  This site, simply put, is for people who, like Terrance, find themselves “unsatisfied with the conventional answers”.  IP&P in no way pretends to offer the Final Truth or the Ultimate Answers to life’s fundamental questions.  But it does hope to support you as McKenna suggests to “persist in pushing into altered states of mind and alien cultures” – to lead you down something quite similar to Alice In wonderland’s Rabbit Hole, uncovering the persistent lies of our political system and valueless values of the insane culture which that system reflects and supports.

Again with Terrance, Imagine Peace and Plenty is here to promote a new model of how reality works – a model in which we are freed from the mechanistic notion that life is simply a series of accidents, a collection of inevitable painful experiences that we can at best hope to numb ourselves from experiencing fully by the endless pursuit of more “stuff”. Rather, this new model not only declares that our collective pain is real, but also it affirms there is a way to heal that pain and that your and my little part in achieving that healing is essential to the evolution of all life on this planet!

This new model declares:

“Your hopes of peace and plenty for all are well founded.”

   “Your part counts – it matters. You matter. Your life matters. Your family matters.”

     “The human enterprise, of which you are an integral part, matters, as does all life on our planet.”

But this fundamental significance of your and my lives is being routinely and mercilessly denied and undermined by our death worshiping culture – and its political manifestations – in which our lives are currently embedded. As McKenna puts it, “The Cosmos is a struggle between two implacable forces – ‘novelty’ on the one hand and ‘habit’ on the other.”

Imagine Peace and Plenty is here to support you in breaking free of habituated patterns of thought and action – replacing them with new connections, new understandings of the fundamental falsity of the world story presented to us as “reality”, and new visions of the fully attainable world of Peace and Plenty for all … the world that is calling to us to usher it into manifestation.

 

Step to the front of human evolution.
Make yourself new every day.
Imagine Peace and Plenty for all
Until that is all there is to see!

 

 

Link here to travel on to the Imagine Peace and Plenty “Welcome Home” page.