Saturday, March 22, 2014


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

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


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Friday, March 14, 2014


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.”

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.

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

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

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

Saturday, March 8, 2014



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 ~

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).

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

"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

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

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

Sunday, March 2, 2014


 As Harvey Wasserman expounds ~ Fukushima's missing melted cores and gushing radioactivity continues to fester in secret and speculation on the ultimate impact borders from relatively harmless to intensely apocalyptic. However, it is obvious to all that the impacts of these emissions on human and ecological health are unknown primarily because the nuclear industry has resolutely refused to study them: Allen L Roland

As Wasserman explains ~ " This "see no evil, pay no damages” mindset dates from the Bombing of Hiroshima to Fukushima to the disaster coming nextwhich could be happening as you read this "  so here are some major points to consider as you determine , as I do, that this is indeed Apocalypse Now (courtesy of Harvey Wasserman)

1. At Hiroshima and Nagasaki (1945), the U.S. military initially denied that there was any radioactive fallout, or that it could do any damage. Despite an absence of meaningful data, the victims (including a group of U.S. prisoners of war) and their supporters were officially “discredited” and scorned

2. During and after the Bomb Tests (1946-63), down winders in the South Pacific and American west, along with thousands of U.S. “atomic vets,” were told their radiation-induced health problems were imaginary … until they proved utterly irrefutable.

3. By refusing to compile long-term emission assessments, the industry systematically hides health impacts at Three Mile Island (TMI), Chernobyl, Fukushima, etc., forcing victims to rely on isolated independent studies which it automatically deems “discredited.”

4. Stack monitors and other monitoring devices failed at  (TMI) Three Mile Island (1979) making it impossible to know how much radiation escaped, where it went or who it impacted and how.

5. But some 2,400 TMI downwind victims and their families were denied a class action jury trial by a federal judge who said “not enough radiation” was released to harm them, though she could not say how much that was or where it went. 

6. Widespread death and damage downwind from TMI have been confirmed by Dr. Stephen Wing, Jane Lee and Mary Osbourne, Sister Rosalie Bertell, Dr. Sternglass, Jay Gould, Joe Mangano and others, along with hundreds of anecdotal reports.

7. Fukushima’s on-going fallout is already far in excess of that from Chernobyl, which was far in excess of that from Three Mile Island.

8. Three Russian scientists who compiled more than 5,000 studies concluded in 2005 that Chernobyl had already killed nearly a million people worldwide. 

9. Key low-ball Chernobyl death estimates come from the World Health Organization, whose numbers are overseen by International Atomic Energy Agency, a United Nations organization chartered to promote the nuclear industry. 

10. When Fukushima Units 1-4 began to explode, President Obama assured us all the fallout would not come here, and would harm no one, despite having no evidence for either assertion.

11. Since President Obama did that, the U.S. has established no integrated system to monitor Fukushima’s fallout, nor an epidemiological data base to track its health impacts … but it did stop checking radiation levels in Pacific seafood.

12. Devastating health impacts reported by sailors stationed aboard the USS Ronald Reagan near Fukushima are being denied by the industry and Navy, who say radiation doses were too small to do harm, but have no idea what they were.

13. Though it denies the sailors on the Reagan were exposed to enough Fukushima radiation to harm them, Japan (like South Korea and Guam) denied the ship port access because it was too radioactive (it’s now docked in San Diego).

14. The Reagan sailors are barred from suing the Navy, but have filed a class action against Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco), which has joined the owners at TMI, the Bomb factories, uranium mines, etc., in denying all responsibility.

15. At least 300 tons of radioactive water continue to pour into the ocean at Fukushima every day, according to official estimates made prior to such data having been made a state secret.

16. To the extent they can be known, the quantities and make-up of radiation pouring out of Fukushima are also now a state secret, with independent measurement or public speculation punishable by up to ten years in prison.

17. Likewise, “There is no systematic testing in the U.S. of air, food and water for radiation,” according to University of California (Berkeley) nuclear engineering Professor Eric Norman.

18. No current dismissal of general human and ecological impacts ~”apocalyptic” or otherwise ~ can account over time for the very long half-lives of radioactive isotopes Fukushima is now pouring into the biosphere. 

19. As Fukushima’s impacts spread through the centuries, the one certainty is that no matter what evidence materializes, the nuclear industry will never admit to doing any damage, and will never be forced to pay for it .

20. Hyman Rickover, father of the nuclear navy, warned that it is a form of suicide to raise radiation levels within Earth’s vital envelope, and that if he could, he would “sink” all the reactors he helped develop.  “Now when we go back to using nuclear power,” he said in 1982, “I think the human race is going to wreck itself, and it is important that we get control of this horrible force and try to eliminate it.”    See full article:

Check out this brief 8 minute video as PBS takes us on a terrifying 'Post-Apocalyptic' tour inside Fukushima ~

Dr Ken Buesseler is a senior scientist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution who has examined the waters around Fukushima, makes his assessment of the situation: "It is not over yet by a long shot, Chernobyl was in many ways a one week fire-explosive event, nothing with the potential of this right on the ocean. We've been saying since 2011 that the reactor site is still leaking whether that's the buildings and the ground water or these new tank releases. There's no way to really contain all of this radioactive water on site. Once it gets into the ground water, like a river flowing to the sea, you can't really stop a ground water flow. You can pump out water, but how many tanks can you keep putting on site?"

So there you have it, it's quite likely that we are presently experiencing Apocalypse Now and only future generations will experience and judge the life threatening errors of our ways, regarding nuclear power.

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