Thursday, April 10, 2014

FORT HOOD SHOOTING / MORE FALLOUT FROM PSYCHIATRIC DRUGS


The recent Fort Hood shooting once again brings to the surface the heavy fallout from the use of symptom based psychiatric drugs, versus source based alternative therapy, in treating our wounded veterans ~ whereas the dramatic increase in Military suicides directly coincides with the dramatic increase in dangerous psychotropic drugs: Allen L Roland

No one really talks about the psychic damage that combat veterans feel when they take someone’s life, regardless of the military situation ~ but the effect is real and usually manifests itself as shame based guilt whereas the innate deep need to love and accept love is quite often permanently disabled.

No amount of psychiatric drugs can ease that psychic burden and even Gen. Peter Chiarelli, the Army’s No. 2 officer, who has long been an advocate for soldiers suffering from the invisible wounds of war (such as PTSD and TBI) ~ also advocates the need for other alternative approaches ~ ” I want to understand what drugs we should use to treat these symptoms, if we should use any drugs at all. I want to look into alternative pain management. We are finding there are other ways to handle pain that are more effective and allow a person to feel a lot better than throwing a bagful of drugs at them.”  See http://www.veteranstoday.com/2013/05/23/unsaid-issue-behind-veterans-rising-suicide-rate-is-shame-based-guilt/

America learned within hours of the April 2nd shooting at Ft. Hood that four people were dead (including the shooter) and 16 had been wounded in the attack. The shooter, 34-year old Army Specialist, Ivan Lopez, served in Iraq for four months in 2011 and according to The New York Times, Secretary of the Army, John McHugh, said Lopez had been "examined by a psychiatrist within the last month, but showed no signs that he might commit a violent act." Secretary McHugh further explained to the Senate Armed Services Committee that Lopez "had been prescribed AMBIEN, a sleep aid, and other medication to treat anxiety and depression."

That's what Psychiatrists primarily do ~ prescribe medicine or drugs and here are the known destructive side effects of Ambien, the drug of choice for Ivan Lopez. Here's an example of some of the disturbing side effects of AMBIEN ~ the number #1 prescription sleep aid ~ according to the FDA, the Ambien user may experience: Hallucinations, Aggressiveness, Depression, Suicidal thoughts, Memory loss and extreme anxiery and we have many examples of this behavior including Lopez.

Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) says that rather than continually send heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims, it is time for lawmakers to investigate the connection between prescription psychiatric drugs and violence, including suicide.

Here's an excerpt from their excellent recent wake up call to law makers ~

" The military long has been aware of the increasing number of military suicides and last August released the findings of the Department of Defense (DOD) 2013 Study title "Risk Factors Associated With Suicide in Current and Former US Military Personnel." Although the study was based on a questions posed to current and former military personnel, nowhere in the study do the words "drugs" or "medication" appear. The DOD study did conclude in part that, "the most important finding was that mental health problems, including manic-depressive disorder, depression, and alcohol-related problems, were significantly associated with an increase in the risk of suicide."  Yet, the study questionnaire did not ask respondents to provide information about psychiatric drugs they had been prescribed.

While psychiatric drug information did not make it onto the questionnaire, CCHR explains that there is ample data to support an investigation into the increasing number of psychotropic drugs prescribed to military personnel and the part the drugs may play in the recurring violence."

Here are some important findings from the report ~

·            # Since 2002, the suicide rate in the U.S. military has almost doubled.

·            # From 2009 to 2012, more U.S. Soldiers died by suicide than from traffic accidents, heart disease, cancer and homicide.

·            # In 2012, there were 349 suicides among active duty military personnel - more than were killed in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan.

·            # Veterans are killing themselves at a rate of 22 a day - one every 65 minutes.

·            # The U.S. Department of Defense now spends $2 billion a year on mental health alone.

·            # The Veterans Administration's mental health budget has soared from less than $3 billion in 2007 to nearly $7 billion in 2014.

·            # From 2005 to 2011, the Department of Defense and the Veterans Administration increased their prescriptions of psychiatric drugs by nearly seven times. That's more than thirty times faster than the civilian rate.

·            # One in six American service members is on at least one psychiatric drug.

·            # Thirty-seven percent of recent war veterans are being diagnosed with PTSD and 80 percent are of those are prescribed a psychiatric drug.

 
Colonel Bart Billings ~ clinical psychologist with a  34 year military career in both active and reserves ~ speaks out regarding the growing evidence of psychiatric drugs, over medication and violence as well as the VA's refusal to deal with the situation. See 8 minute video and article ~
http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/04/prweb11735195.htm


 Allen L Roland
http://allenlrolandsweblog.blogspot.com/2014/04/fort-hood-shooting-more-fallout-from.html

 
Freelance Alternative Press Online columnist and transformational counselor Allen L Roland is available for comments, interviews, speaking engagements and private Skype consultations allen@allenroland.com

 
Allen L Roland is also a lecturer who also shares a daily political and social commentary on his web log and website allenroland.com He also guest hosts a monthly national radio show TRUTHTALK on www.conscioustalk.net

 

 

Friday, April 4, 2014

THE 12 TRUTHS OF ROLAND'S UNIFIED FIELD / NOW ON KINDLE


 
The basic underlying, uniting and healing force of the universe is a psychic energy field of love and soul consciousness (The Unified Field ) which lies not only beyond time and space but also beneath our deepest fears ~ and whose principle property is the universal urge to unite. It’s now on Kindle: Allen L Roland

 
In physics, a unified field theory, occasionally referred to as a uniform field theory, is a type of field theory that allows all that is usually thought of as fundamental forces and elementary particles to be written in terms of a single field. Wikipedia

 

Here are the three basic tenets of my Unified field ~ which I fully explain in my book and Kindle EBook entitled RADICAL THERAPY. This is the Amazon Kindle link: http://www.amazon.com/Radical-Therapy-Surrender-Yourself-Sessions-ebook/dp/B00JGE5VQE/

 

Tenet One

The basic underlying healing force of the universe is a psychic energy field of universal love, within which gravitational and electromagnetic fields, the strong and weak forces in the atom, and all other forces of nature, including time and space, are merely conditions of state. Within this psychic realm of love, paranormal events such as clairvoyance, telepathy, precognition and near-death experiences are also conditions of state. The principal property of this field of love is its propensity to unite, complete and fulfill all living beings within a constantly evolving loving plan. This field of love is the absolute constant of the universe in that within it, time and space do not exist. Thus, we are instantly joined with the past, present and future of a universe which is in the process of uniting, completing and fulfilling itself.

Tenet Two

The consciousness of the observer is the determining factor in being able to perceive the Unified Field, and the depth of one's sensory experience is what determines this consciousness. In that regard, our most profound sensory experience is the total surrender to what is deepest within ourselves, that is, the surrender to love and a joyful state of soul consciousness - which is the awareness of an evolving loving plan and the taking of responsibility for one's function within that plan. The Unified Field is therefore a state of soul consciousness. That state which limits or denies our perception of the Unified Field is fear based ego consciousness.

Tenet Three

It would appear that the pain of not feeling loved for oneself and being seemingly separated from our original state of soul consciousness and the Unified Field is of such deep psychic proportions that, early in childhood, processes are triggered in the hypothalamus which result in a left brain imbalance and dominance as well as the denial, mistrust and forgetting of our connection to the Unified Field and the love and joy and a state of soul consciousness deepest within us. It is from this dark tunnel of pain, aloneness, despair and apparent death that the ego and ego consciousness is born - for survival and protection purposes only. As such, death or the idea of death, is an illusion measured by the limits of our consciousness.

 
Think of the ego as a protective cocoon that is eventually meant to be shed. The Unified Field can be visualized as a grid of great luminosity joining all living beings within its energy field of love. The words of Longfellow would seem appropriate in describing this all-encompassing field or grid: "The thread of all sustaining beauty that runs through all and doth all unite."

My title of my 1998 dissertation ~ The Unified Field ~ was a finalist in the Noetic Science/Common Boundary contest for papers relating to Spiritual Psychology ~ but was later changed to Radical Therapy (Surrender to Love and Heal Yourself in Seven Sessions, Not Seven years) for marketing and promotion reasons. It is now in the process of becoming a Kindle EBook.

 

My original intent was to use the title THE UNIFIED FIELD but promoting reasons prevailed and RADICAL THERAPY/ Surrender to love and Heal Yourself in seven sessions ( not seven years ) was published in 2002 ~ which combined both major points from my dissertation as well as my proven seven self-healing sessions.

 

The last 12 years have been spent proving its basic premise with my clients ~ especially combat veterans with PTSD who have been taught to hate and kill ~ and all of them have read this book as well as utilized the seven sessions during their individual heart centered self-healing process.

 

Approximately 66 active duty veterans have participated in my Band of Brothers Healing the Wounded Heart workshops with an astounding average of 60% improvement in all 21 symptoms of PTSD ~ particularly peace of mind, gratefulness and the ability to give and receive love.

 

Band of Brothers #11, in 2012, was both a culmination and affirmation that I was now fully participating in this loving plan as I facilitated the journey of five Gulf War veterans through their deepest fears, anger and unworthiness to a place of love, joy and gratitude and a new choice in life.

 

Make no mistake about it, the healing the Wounded heart workshops dealt with the re-opening of closed hearts through gratitude and forgiveness; seeing their life as a quest versus a struggle, and noting how every love relationship played its part in their individual journey to finally find, embrace and celebrate their authentic self as well as the capacity to fully love and receive love ~ and everyone, I mean everyone can relate to that quest.

 

Stephen Hawking wrote "there ought to be something both simple and profound about a grand Unified Field Theory" ~ and what could be more simple and yet profound than Love.

 

The intent of book and eBook is to both heal and inform you ~ for within it you will discover not only a proven formula for self-healing ~ but also, these 12 major truths that could well change your perception of the world.

 

The twelve major truths this eBook reveals are as follows:

 
1. You can heal yourself by surrendering to love. It is really that simple!

 
2. The long sought for Unified Field is a psychic energy field of love and soul consciousness ~ which lies not only beyond time and space but also beneath our deepest fears ~ and whose principle property is the universal urge to unite.

 
3. The so called laws of science and physics are essentially observer dependent in that the consciousness of the observer determines what can be truly seen.

 
4. This Unified Field of love and soul consciousness is the absolute constant of the universe ~ in that, within it, time and space do not exist. Light is no longer the one constant of the universe, in this field of love, and even gravity is subject to this stronger attractive force through Asymptotic freedom.

 
5. The near death experience is, in reality, a state of soul consciousness that lies beyond our present state of ego consciousness. Dr. Eban Alexander's bestselling book PROOF OF HEAVEN is actually proof of this very same Unified Field of Love and Soul Consciousness.

 
6. Our life is a clearly defined quest, not a struggle, to emerge from our present state of ego consciousness and reunite with our authentic self and our original state of soul consciousness.

 
7. Beneath our deepest pain and grief is a state of love, joy, and soul consciousness ~ the Unified Field of love and the keys to that magic kingdom of the soul are gratefulness and forgiveness.

 
8. Jesus was divinely human ~ an evolutionary forerunner for a state of soul consciousness we will all eventually surrender to.

 
9. There is no such thing as an ugly soul; we all come from a place of love, joy and soul consciousness.

 
10. Relationship is the true test of who we really are ~ and every love relationship, regardless of the pain, is a gift on the journey to find and embrace our authentic self and our
authentic vocation in the loving plan.

 
11. Most long term therapy is thinly disguised co-dependency; we all have the capacity to heal ourselves if we will open our hearts, say yes to ourselves and not be controlled by fear.

 
12. Darwin had it wrong. Evolution is fueled by social cooperation and altruism, not survival of the fittest. We cannot escape our destiny and it is divine.

 
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So what would it look like if the World suddenly realized that what was deepest within us and all living matter was love ~ or that the basic structure of the universe was LOVE.

 
We are looking at it right now ~ just scale the entire history of the universe (13.8 billion years) down to one calendar year, with January 1 marking the Big Bang. The stars would have formed on January 20, and the galaxies a few days later. Our sun didn’t appear until August 31; life on Earth first appeared on September 21. And humans? We didn’t show up until the last hour of the last day, December 31.

 
Our entire history would be contained in the last 14 seconds ~ and guess what's fueling this incredible burst of complexity/consciousness ~ a Unified Field  of love and soul consciousness fueled by the universal urge to unite.

Lincoln Barnett correctly described the true philosophical triumph of this stunning discovery ~

 The great philosophical triumph of any unified field theory is implicit in the first word of its title.

For it will carry to logical fulfillment the long course of science towards the unification of man’s concepts of the physical world.

For from its august perspective the entire universe would appear as one elemental field in which each atom, each flying electron, each star, each wandering comet and slow-wheeling galaxy, is seen to be but a ripple or tumescence in the underlying space-time unity.

And so a profound simplicity would supplant the surface complexity of nature. Thus all man’s perceptions of the world and all his abstract intuitions of reality would merge finally into one, and the deep underlying unity of the universe would be laid bare.  Lincoln Barnett

 
The deep underlying unity of the universe has always been about love and the universal urge to unite. Surrender to love and find that same magic deepest within yourself ~ as well as your part in this universal loving plan.


Allen L Roland

 

 
Freelance Alternative Press Online columnist and transformational counselor Allen L Roland is available for comments, interviews, speaking engagements and private Skype consultations allen@allenroland.com

 
Allen L Roland is also a lecturer who also shares a daily political and social commentary on his web log and website allenroland.com He also guest hosts a monthly national radio show TRUTHTALK on www.conscioustalk.net

 

 

 

Saturday, March 22, 2014

THREE BRILLIANT MINDS / ONE SPIRITUAL SOLUTION


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The late astrophysicist Carl Sagan, and British Science Fiction writer Sir Arthur C Clarke along with English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author Stephen Hawking candidly discuss the Big Bang theory, Black Holes, God, our existence, the Universe as well as the possibility of extraterrestrial life ~ brilliantly moderated by the late BBC Television Journalist Magnus Magnusson.  These three brilliant minds search for answers to our vast Universe which Sagan once correctly said is only bearable or understandable through LOVE ~ because love, I maintain, joins us to the innate thread of love and soul consciousness that lies deepest within each one of us and also to the basic uniting and healing force of the Universe, the Unified Field : Allen L Roland

 
When we see GOD as a loving plan in action and each one of us as co-creators in that evolutionary loving plan ~ it becomes obvious to me that the principle property of my Unified Field  is that very same urge to unite which exists deepest within the basic molecule to galactic space itself through asymptotic freedom. It is then that I begin to understand that the Universe is also awaiting its call to unite, just as we most certainly are.

 
Teilhard's law of complexity / consciousness explains the evolutionary basis of this loving plan and with each evolutionary leap in consciousness, there is a leap in complexity as well as resultant increase in the urge to unite. Teilhard's theory of Plurality, union and energy also explains the Big Bang theory for when we all come eventually together ~ we will see that the Universe is doing precisely the same thing and driven by the same urge to unite.


Here's this brilliant cast of characters you will  now experience ~

 
Arthur C Clarke established himself as a preeminent science fiction and nonfiction writer during the mid-20th century. He wrote the novels Childhood’s End and 2001: A Space Odyssey, which was also turned into a film with Stanley Kubrick. Clarke authored more than 100 books, and many of his ideas around science had links to future technological innovation. Clarke died on March 19, 2008.

 
Stephen Hawking is the former Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge and author of A Brief History of Time which was an international bestseller. Now Director of Research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology at Cambridge, his other books for the general reader include A Briefer History of Time, the essay collection Black Holes and Baby Universe and The Universe in a Nutshell.

 

Carl Sagan was an American astronomer, astrophysicist, cosmologist, author, science popularizer and science communicator in astronomy and natural sciences. However, he is best known for his contributions to the scientific research of extraterrestrial life, including experimental demonstration of the production of amino acids from basic chemicals by radiation. Sagan assembled the first physical messages that were sent into space: the Pioneer plaque and the Voyager Golden Record, universal messages that could potentially be understood by any extraterrestrial intelligence that might find them.

 
Where else could we bring together three great minds, two on them deceased, and show how their thinking, many years ago, could well be leading to a grand Unified Field or, as Hawking once said, there has to be something simple and profound about a grand unified field ~ and what could be more simple, yet profound than love.

 
Sit back and relax and watch these three brilliant minds lay the groundwork for my Unified Field of love and soul consciousness whose principle property is the universal urge to unite.

 
See full and timeless 1980 interview ~ 52 minute video


 

"If there were no real propensity to unite, even at a prodigiously rudimentary level, indeed, in the molecule itself, it would be physically impossible for love to appear higher up in the human form" Teilhard de Chardin

 

Allen L Roland
http://allenlrolandsweblog.blogspot.com/2014/03/three-brilliant-minds-one-spiritual.html


 
Freelance Alternative Press Online columnist and transformational counselor Allen L Roland is available for comments, interviews, speaking engagements and private Skype consultations allen@allenroland.com

 

Allen L Roland is also a lecturer who also shares a daily political and social commentary on his web log and website allenroland.com He also guest hosts a monthly national radio show TRUTHTALK on www.conscioustalk.net

 

 

Friday, March 14, 2014

TRUE DETECTIVE SOARS TO SPIRITUAL HEIGHTS


Matthew McConaughey (Rust Cohle), left, and Woody Harrelson ( Marty Hart) played partners in Louisiana on the HBO series “True Detective.” Credit Lacey Terrell/HBO

 Seldom have I seen a television series as brilliantly accomplished as HBO's True Detective. It seemed that Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson inspired each other to new heights of character development. Essentially this series was about the fall and redemption of two morally fallen detectives who both reconnected to the love that was deepest within themselves in the final episode ~ after almost being killed ~ both saving each other while bonding with each other at a soul level in the process: Allen L Roland

 
Having worked with combat veterans with PTSD for over 4 years, many of whom were taught to kill and many with major issues of guilt, sadness and unworthiness ~ virtually all had strong bonds with their fellow warriors since all had faced the darkness and survived but had bonded with each other in the process. By touching their hearts, in my work, through gratefulness, they began to realize that those who they loved deeply were still part of them and especially their fellow warriors who did not make it ~ but were still gifts in their life.

 
True detective featured two battle hardened detectives, who could have well been two combat soldiers, who learned to accept and love each other while risking their lives together against a common enemy ~ who almost killed them before they each saved each other at the risk of their own life.

 
Of important note, as revealed in Episode 8, Marty and Rust both discovered what lay beneath their guilt and sadness issues and it was love as well as the truth of Teilhard's words ~  "Love alone is capable of uniting living beings in such a way as to complete and fulfill them for it alone takes them and joins them to what is deepest within themselves."

 
Both Rust and Marty , as Alessandra Stanley wrote in her New York Times review, "found meaning in life by almost dying. Marty discovered new purpose through friendship ~ sealed with the gift of Camel cigarettes. The show is called “True Detective,” but at the end it was true love that prevailed.” http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/10/arts/television/true-detective-finds-philosophical-answers-by-seasons-end.html?emc=eta1

 
To me, it was Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid with Robert Redford and Paul Newman, but they didn't have to go down in a hail of bullets to find true redemption ~  for they found it deepest within themselves.

 
Here's the ending of Season 1, Episode 8, the finale of first season ~ 8 minute video

Marty and Rust have their last conversation ~ complete with credits and the last song that's played.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVlrNKtFLbM

 
Rust comments on his near-death experience: "There was a moment, I know when I was under in the dark, that something… whatever I'd been reduced to, not even consciousness, just a vague awareness in the dark ~ I could feel my definitions fading. And beneath that consciousness there was another kind ~ it was a deeper form ~ like a substance.

I could feel man, I knew my daughter waited for me, there.

So clear, I could feel her. I could feel …  could feel the peace of my Pop, too.  

It was like I was part of everything I have ever loved, and we were all, the three of us, just fading out. And all I had to do was let go, man.

And I did ~ I said ' Darkness, yeah' and I disappeared… but I could still feel her love there ~ even more than before ~ nothing but that love. And then I woke up …. ………… there's just one story, the oldest … light versus dark."

Marty attentively listens and comments as he looks into the night sky ~ that it appears the dark is winning but Rust is obviously now seeing through different eyes ~  "If you ask me, I think the light is winning" were Rust's final words to Marty as he looks at the night sky while being illegally wheeled away from the hospital by a willing,  accepting and loving Marty.

And guess what, the light is indeed winning ~ as I well know.

 I have surrendered to the paralyzing weight of fear (and apparent death) twice ~ once as a Navy fighter pilot apparently stalling out after a night cat shot and later in life when everything I cherished was violently taken away and there was nowhere to turn. Both times I found a deep source of direction and strength within myself as well as a subtle but profound sense that my life was being divinely guided as long as I remained in heartfelt service.

 We all have angels in our life and we must continually be grateful for their being and presence. Marty and Rust found one in each other ~ thus in the end, true detectives became true friends.

 
Allen L Roland
http://allenlrolandsweblog.blogspot.com/2014/03/true-detective-soars-to-spiritual.html


Freelance Alternative Press Online columnist and transformational counselor Allen L Roland is available for comments, interviews, speaking engagements and private Skype consultations allen@allenroland.com

 
Allen L Roland is also a lecturer who also shares a daily political and social commentary on his web log and website allenroland.com He also guest hosts a monthly national radio show TRU

Saturday, March 8, 2014

TYSON REBOOTS SAGAN'S COSMOS


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Finally, in this world of constant crisis, we have a reminder that we are part of something vast and magical that Carl Sagan introduced us to with his 1980's Cosmos series. Neil deGrasse Tyson channels the spirit of Sagan with his Cosmos: a spacetime Odyssey on March 9th and reinforces Sagan's observation that we are still the way for the cosmos to know itself: Allen L Roland

 
When Carl Sagan's  Cosmos: A Personal Journey aired on PBS in 1980, it went on to win an Emmy Award and become that network’s most-watched series, by more than 700 million people worldwide. Not only did it capture the majesty of the universe and the possibility of humankind’s potential, it also ~ thanks to the charisma of its host, the late astrophysicist Carl Sagan ~ transformed the way the public regarded science.

 
It most certainly inspired my mind and imagination for I have always felt a deep kinship with space and innately knew that a deep love within myself somehow was connected to a Unified Field of love and soul consciousness that existed beyond time and space. Longfellow called it  "the thread of all sustaining beauty that runs through all and doth all unite "

 
Here's Carl Sagan's brilliant introduction to the original 1980 Cosmos and it still deeply stirs my imagination and deep sense of awe and wonder as well as my own connection with the Universe through love. Four minute video ~
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=bzS39oghcnY


In 2012 the Library of Congress designated the book version  of Sagan's show as one of 88 books that shaped America (among the others were “Moby-Dick” and “The Joy of Cooking”). In a foreword to a new edition of that book, Dr. Neil Tyson writes that the show revealed “a hidden hunger in us all to learn about our place in the universe and embrace why that matters intellectually, culturally and emotionally.”

Now, an equally inspired astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and executive producers Ann Druyan and Brannon Braga have launched an ambitious remake of the seminal '80s science series attempts to channel the spirit of Carl Sagan while introducing the universe to a new generation of viewers. 

The resulting 13-episode resurrection of that iconic series ~ Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, premiering March 9th and 10th on Fox and National Geographic channels ~ is both a continuation and updating of Sagan's message.
 

Of course, the new series has its spaceship of imagination ~ an immersive transport spaceship that takes viewers through the universe) and a  Cosmic Calendar (which scales the life of the universe down to a year) ~ but enhances them with advancements in digital effects. Computer-generated effects also recreate the Library of Alexandria and its surrounding city.

 
In the first episode on Sunday, March 9th, “Standing Up in the Universe,” we roam the streets of Rome as Tyson recounts the story of Giordano Bruno, the philosopher who was burned at the stake in 1600 for professing the existence of an infinite number of worlds beyond our own. That's what still happens to truth tellers and that was the early dawn of the scientific age, only a decade before Galileo looked through a telescope and saw that Bruno was right.

Much of the first episode consists of a tour of the solar system and then outward as Dr. Tyson fills out what he calls our long address ~ for earth, as Sagan once pointed out, is but "a small stage in a vast cosmic arena" filled with millions of galaxies and billions of solar systems as well as planets (and perhaps many of them life bearing).

Earth.
Solar system.

Milky Way galaxy.

Local Group.

Virgo supercluster.

Observable universe.

And then we get to hop aboard a cosmic calendar in which the 13.8-billion-year history of the universe has been compressed to 365 days and right now ~ it's midnight on New Year’s Eve.
On this scale, Dr. Tyson correctly reports, the sun was born on Aug. 31, and the dinosaurs died yesterday morning in that asteroid blast. Everybody you ever heard of, all the kings and queens and prophets, lived in the last 14 seconds of this cosmic year. “Jesus was born five seconds ago,” he goes on.

“In the last second we began to do science,” he concludes. “It allowed us to discover where and when we are in the cosmos.”

Don't miss it ~ Here's the one minute trailer http://motherboard.vice.com/read/far-from-planet-sagan-the-new-cosmos-retains-its-love-of-wonder

"Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality," Carl Sagan wrote. "When we recognize our place in an immensity of light-years and in the passage of ages, when we grasp the intricacy, beauty, and subtlety of life, then that soaring feeling, that sense of elation and humility combined, is surely spiritual. For small creatures such as we, the vastness is bearable only through love."

Allen L Roland
http://allenlrolandsweblog.blogspot.com/2014/03/tyson-reboots-sagans-cosmos.html
 

 
Freelance Alternative Press Online columnist and transformational counselor Allen L Roland is available for comments, interviews, speaking engagements and private Skype consultations allen@allenroland.com

 
Allen L Roland is also a lecturer who also shares a daily political and social commentary on his web log and website allenroland.com He also guest hosts a monthly national radio show TRUTHTALK on www.conscioustalk.net