resources:

the Way of Sovereignty

free mind, free heart

However free we may believe ourselves to be, in a world ruled largely by corporate, government, and financial institutions we are subject to a tremendous amount of external control. Advertising and PR. Censorship and propaganda. Woke threats of cancellation. Our taxes funding other people’s wars. 

Our lives are not only filled with social conditioning that dulls and wearies the mind, they’re manipulated by interests that thrive on keeping us asleep. 

To be sovereign means to be self-governing, to have power and authority over one’s own life. It means honoring our inner knowing, even when it runs counter to someone else’s ‘data.’ It may require unlearning, deprogramming, questioning authority, and self-educating ourselves as independent thinkers in an increasingly thought-controlled world. 

The world needs so much more kindness and compassion, and so much less fear and greed. This section respectfully attempts to offer resources for free thinking and free being, in service to a more compassionate, wakeful way of life. 

~This resource section is new and the lists are works in progress, not exhaustive by any means. Suggest a resource here.

resources:

the Way of Sovereignty

free mind, free heart

However free we may believe ourselves to be, in a world ruled largely by corporate, government, and financial institutions we are subject to a tremendous amount of external control. Advertising and PR. Censorship and propaganda. Woke threats of cancellation. Our taxes funding other people’s wars. 

Our lives are not only filled with social conditioning that dulls and wearies the mind, they’re manipulated by interests that thrive on keeping us asleep. 

To be sovereign means to be self-governing, to have power and authority over one’s own life. It means honoring our inner knowing, even when it runs counter to someone else’s ‘data.’ It may require unlearning, deprogramming, questioning authority, and self-educating ourselves as independent thinkers in an increasingly thought-controlled world. 

The world needs so much more kindness and compassion, and so much less fear and greed. This section respectfully attempts to offer resources for free thinking and free being, in service to a more compassionate, wakeful way of life. 

~This resource section is new and the lists are works in progress, not exhaustive by any means. Suggest a resource here.

books & articles

Books:

  • 1984, George Orwell (see also: Animal Farm)
  • Burning the Books: A History of the Deliberate Destruction of Knowledge, Richard Ovenden
  • The Coronation, Charles Eisenstein
  • Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury
  • Let Your Life Speak, Parker Palmer (Why this book? Question what society has told you, and even what you have told yourself, about who you “should” be, and be yourself instead).
  • Manufacturing Consent, Noam Chomsky
  • People’s History of the United States, Howard Zinn

Articles on the themes:

films & videos

The Century of the Self, 2002. A documentary exploring the various ways that governments and corporations have used psychological techniques to manipulate public opinion. (Also see: Bananaland, 2016; and there is much more info to be found on the US government’s manipulative exploits around the world.)

Esoteric Agenda 2, 2020 (& other documentaries) by Ben Joseph Stewart. Mr. Stewart is pushing the edge with brave filmmaking on themes of waking up, both waking up through and waking up from. Check out the list.

Idiocracy, 2006. A comedy about the evolutionary dumbing down of human beings. Part ridiculous satire, and part thought-provoking reflection on the low-standard culture that permeates so much of our lives today.

The Matrix, 1999. “What is the matrix?” “The matrix is the world that has been pulled over your eyes, to blind you from the truth.”

Mike Wallace is Here, 2019. A documentary on the life of the “60 Minutes” news anchor, revealing some of the backstory and evolution of broadcast journalism, and the work of defending “the people’s right to know.”

Plastic Wars, 2020. A Frontline documentary on the lies that fuel the plastic recycling industry, exposing the petroleum industry’s manipulation of the facts to control consumer opinion. (Also see this and this NPR report from the same investigation.)

Wag the Dog, 1997. Shortly before an election, a spin-doctor and a Hollywood producer join efforts to fabricate a war in order to cover up a presidential scandal.

podcast episodes

from Wake Up, Human:

teachers & organizations

  • Adbusters. A magazine + more that uses humor-shock-truth to deconstruct capitalist PR and agendas. Made for jolting mental circuits awake.

  • Kelly Brogan, MD. Ms. Brogan is a holistic psychiatrist and author who has bravely pushed against modern healthcare narratives that have tried to discredit her. She also offers a sovereignty series on self-governing skills.

  • Transparency International. TI is an independent, non-profit global movement working to end the injustice of corruption. They expose systems and networks that enable corruption to thrive and hold the powerful to account for the common good.

  • Zinn Education Project. Introduces students to a more accurate, complex, and engaging understanding of history than is found in traditional textbooks and curricula.

music: for fun and inspiration

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Your power of choice is your superpower.