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Kimberley
16th October 2013, 14:44
Mind Shift: Enlightening our Global Culture

Host: Daniel Pinchbeck
Featuring: Russell Brand, Eve Ensler

I can not embed this video so you need to go to this link to watch the 28 minute video.

This is my new inspirational funny reminder to get my day started :-) Enjoy! :grouphug:

http://www.gaiamtv.com/video/enlightening-our-global-culture?icid=gaiam:youtube2:gtvannotate:mindshift: 10day:as

Flash
16th October 2013, 14:57
For those on Avalon, moslty non English speakers, who would not know Russel Brand and others (which I do not know)


We are facing a unique crisis as our renewed vigor for attaining enlightenment clashes with our materialist based economy and fear-based politics. Is there a way we can reconcile our current systems with the new spiritual paradigms? If not, how can we reform them? Daniel Pinchbeck explores the cultural benefits of enlightenment with comedian Russell Brand and playwright Eve Ensler in this interview originally webcast October 15, 2013

Russell Brand offers his insightful perspectives on spirituality, economics and politics without abandoning his unique zeal and sense of humor. It is an entertaining and informative account on the profound benefits of individual enlightenment. The conversation continues with Eve Ensler as they offer further insights on reforming our fear and consumerism based cultures. Individually and collectively, we can stop being passive and become the transformers of our own lives.
- See more at: http://www.gaiamtv.com/video/enlightening-our-global-culture?icid=gaiam:youtube2:gtvannotate:mindshift: 10day:as#sthash.2uDThnVt.dpuf

Snookie
16th October 2013, 15:36
Makes me feel there is still hope for humankind.

Earth Angel
16th October 2013, 17:30
Russell Brand is incredible! funny, smart and good looking as hell!!
He is really getting the info out there!

happyuk
16th October 2013, 21:25
Check out Russell Brand's blog / website too. He writes very well.

http://www.russellbrand.tv/

Cidersomerset
16th October 2013, 22:19
Thanks Kimberly great interview with Danial Pinchbeck
and Eve Ensler.


I have put up a few Russell Brand interviews, he is
a unique individual and enlightened, with a lot of
baggage from his addictive nature, which he has
worked hard to put behind him. Though he admits
its a constant battle, and he throws his energies in
to his work .


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Delight
16th October 2013, 23:06
Mind Shift: Enlightening our Global Culture

Host: Daniel Pinchbeck
Featuring: Russell Brand, Eve Ensler

I can not embed this video so you need to go to this link to watch the 28 minute video.

This is my new inspirational funny reminder to get my day started :-) Enjoy! :grouphug:

http://www.gaiamtv.com/video/enlightening-our-global-culture?icid=gaiam:youtube2:gtvannotate:mindshift: 10day:as

This was sooo good.
So thankful that people are talking as they were talking!!
I love Russell Brand and he is not talking about socialism.

Kimberley
17th October 2013, 03:26
Russell Brand is incredible! funny, smart and good looking as hell!!
He is really getting the info out there!

Dito dear sister! Whoooo hooo! LOVE to us all!!!

johnf
17th October 2013, 04:55
I throw cold water on this thread!

You are supposed to love him for his mind!

;)

Kimberley
17th October 2013, 12:28
I throw cold water on this thread!

You are supposed to love him for his mind!

;)

Of course we love his mind! ;)

Kimberley
17th October 2013, 15:49
Bumping ... whether you know these people or not this is such a great and fun message....

johnf
17th October 2013, 16:48
I liked Eve this was the first time I heard her talk, and they made beautiful
music together.
I get a little frustrated around Russel cuz I would like to see his own show, and
more of his real life views stuff, but the jokes he throws out in the middle of talking about the more
serious stuff ,I think makes it more accessible for people who are ready to sit down and listen to a longer talk about what is really happening these days.

jf

outerheaven
24th October 2013, 03:24
Russell Brand sure is getting a lot of love around this board lately.

Perhaps someone can explain this video to me?:

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Sorry, I couldn't find a video without the cheesy intro.

I'm under the impression that he's an illuminati disinfo shill. Unless someone can convince me otherwise -- because it sure looks that pendant triggered Katy Perry's mind control, and he seemed quite eager to drag her out of there ASAP.

Shezbeth
24th October 2013, 03:46
That he is connected and initiated - and to a significant degree - seems to be largely uncontestable. Thank you for the video clearly stating who wore the pants/held the pendant; Of the two, I find much more quality coming from Brand's mouth than Perry's.

I'm sure he's hiding something and/or leaving something out, but his ideas and expressions of lately have been rather cutting edge even amongst the alternative media. Though, when it comes to resistance I am more apt to agree with the likes of Mark Passio than Russel Brand. ^_~

Anecdotally, he reminds me of Mother Night by Vonnegut.

outerheaven
24th October 2013, 03:51
Eh, I don't know, I find it hard to be dismissive and say "so ok, maybe he was in the illuminati! He still says things I like to hear!"

If you're in the illuminati, you don't get out; you get murdered if you try.

There's other info on Brand out there if people are interested and want to do the legwork themselves. All I'm saying is beware the new alternative media/truth movement darlings. The best way to control the opposition is to lead it, after all.

Cidersomerset
24th October 2013, 06:18
I have posted this as a separate thread, but worth putting here I think.....


REVOLUTION..Vibrant/provocative interview...Russell Brand interviewed by Jeremy Paxman BBC Newsnight....23/10/11

http://projectavalon.net/forum4/showthread.php?64719-REVOLUTION..Vibrant-provocative-interview...Russell-Brand-interviewed-by-Jeremy-Paxman-BBC-Newsnight....&p=748102#post748102

I saw the tlr for this earlier and just watched the full interview 7 mins on
Newsnight.At least Jeremy Paxman has given him the platform, and Russell was not
overawed and came over well imo...The interview below has been edited from the
one on the show as they have cut the end off , Russell makes reference to Jeremy
cryingwhen he did his 'Who do you think you are' programme and found that one of
his relations was very poor or in service ??

video Interview on link.....I'l put up the U'tube when available...
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-24648651



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Russell Brand: I've never voted, never will'9 minutes ago

Comedian Russell Brand has told the BBC's Jeremy Paxman that he has never
voted, and he never will, as the UK's political system has created
a "disenfranchised, disillusioned underclass" that it fails to serve.

"I am not that I am not voting out of apathy. I am not voting out of absolute
indifference and weariness and exhaustion from the lies, treachery and deceit of
the political class that has been going on for generations", he added.

Speaking to Newsnight, he suggested that politicians were only interested
in "serving the needs of corporations" and that a administrative system based on
the "massive redistribution of wealth" should replace the status quo.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-24648651

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The full interview..

http://s.huffpost.com/images/v/logos/bpage/uk.gif?31

Russell Brand Takes On Jeremy Paxman (Plus Beard) On BBC's Newsnight (VIDEO)


The Huffington Post UK | By Paul Vale Posted: 23/10/2013 22:59 BST | Updated: 24/10/2013 04:22 BST



On the back of Brand’s forthcoming guest editorship of the New Statesman, Paxo
charged in: “Who are you to edit a political magazine?”

“A man who was asked by an attractive woman,” replied the comedian and actor.
Following a rant that spanned "current paradigms", "voting practises" and "political
apathy," Brand barked across the hotel room “grow your beard”. “You are a very
trivial man,” countered Paxo, both comfortable in their cross-cultural badinage.

Brand has found a more serious edge of late, interspersing tales of shagging and
not taking drugs with pleas for a fairer world, a greener world and one in which
Associated Newspapers is mashed to a pulp.

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Brand took on Paxo... and the established social order


“What will your revolution look like,” growled Paxo from behind said beard.

“I’ll tell you what it won’t be like,” said Brand in a moment of clarity, “a huge
disparity between rich and poor, where 300 Americans have the same amount of
wealth as the 85 million poorest Americans, where there is an exploited and
underserved underclass that are being continually ignored and where welfare is
slashed while Cameron and Osborne go to court to defend the rights of bankers to
continue to receive their bonuses. This has to be addressed.”

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/10/23/russell-brand-v-jeremy-paxman_n_4151743.html?ref=topbar

Swan
24th October 2013, 08:19
I have made an honest effort to listen to Brand several times, but find him extremely off putting. Actually.. repellant.

I don´t know if it´s me, or if there is something "wrong" with him. But I really don´t want to dig, and find out. He makes me feel physically ill.

EDIT; Sorry Kimberly, I realize this might be impolite. I´ll erase the post if you want.

Kimberley
24th October 2013, 14:33
I have made an honest effort to listen to Brand several times, but find him extremely off putting. Actually.. repellant.

I don´t know if it´s me, or if there is something "wrong" with him. But I really don´t want to dig, and find out. He makes me feel physically ill.

EDIT; Sorry Kimberly, I realize this might be impolite. I´ll erase the post if you want.

Swan and all...

Having different views is what makes the world go round. If we all liked the same things this life would be boring.

The key to freedom is tolerance and most importantly non-judgement.

Cidersomerset I came to this thread to post the Russell Brand interviewed by Jeremy Paxman BBC Newsnight video and you found it first...thank you! That is a powerful rant, once again, from Russell. I love that guy!

Much love and peace to us all! :grouphug: :peace:

Cidersomerset
24th October 2013, 14:59
This is his first article I think......



http://www.newstatesman.com/sites/default/files/corolla_logo.gif


Russell Brand on revolution: “We no longer have the luxury of tradition”


But before we change the world, we need to change the way we think.
By Russell Brand Published 24 October 2013 9:58

http://www.newstatesman.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/fullnode_image/articles_2013/rtx10m8r.jpg

Russell Brand asks: "Is utopian revolution possible?" Photo: Reuters/Cathal McNaughton


When I was asked to edit an issue of the New Statesman I said yes because it was
a beautiful woman asking me. I chose the subject of revolution because the New
Statesman is a political magazine and imagining the overthrow of the current
political system is the only way I can be enthused about politics.

When people talk about politics within the existing Westminster framework I feel a
dull thud in my stomach and my eyes involuntarily glaze. Like when I’m conversing
and the subject changes from me and moves on to another topic. I try to remain
engaged but behind my eyes I am adrift in immediate nostalgia; “How happy I was
earlier in this chat,” I instantly think.

I have never voted. Like most people I am utterly disenchanted by politics. Like
most people I regard politicians as frauds and liars and the current political system
as nothing more than a bureaucratic means for furthering the augmentation and
advantages of economic elites. Billy Connolly said: “Don’t vote, it encourages
them,” and, “The desire to be a politician should bar you for life from ever being
one.”

I don’t vote because to me it seems like a tacit act of compliance; I know, I know
my grandparents fought in two world wars (and one World Cup) so that I’d have
the right to vote. Well, they were conned. As far as I’m concerned there is nothing
to vote for. I feel it is a far more potent political act to completely renounce the
current paradigm than to participate in even the most trivial and tokenistic manner,
by obediently X-ing a little box.

Total revolution of consciousness and our entire social, political and economic
system is what interests me, but that’s not on the ballot. Is utopian revolution
possible? The freethinking social architect Buckminster Fuller said humanity now
faces a choice: oblivion or utopia. We’re inertly ambling towards oblivion, is utopia
really an option?

I heard recently Oliver Cromwell’s address to the rump parliament in 1653 (online,
I’m not a Time Lord) where he bawls out the whole of the House of Commons
as “whores, virtueless horses and money-grabbing dicklickers”. I added the last one
but, honestly, that is the vibe. I was getting close to admiring old Oliver for
his “calls it as he sees it, balls-out” rhetoric till I read about him on Wikipedia and
learned that beyond this brilliant 8 Mile-style takedown of corrupt politicians he was
a right arsehole; starving and murdering the Irish and generally (and surprisingly
for a Roundhead) being a total square. The fact remains that if you were to recite
his speech in parliament today you’d be hard pushed to find someone who could be
legitimately offended.


Rest on link.....

http://www.newstatesman.com/politics/2013/10/russell-brand-on-revolution

Delight
24th October 2013, 18:46
If you're in the illuminati, you don't get out; you get murdered if you try.


Lets say "illuminati" stands for the structure of the system of extraction of juice from the fruits. It is not one or another group and the whole of the first world reveals its success. The symbols and the signs are very old and the delivery is very technocurrent. If getting juice is the purpose (NOT producing juice), then might to take makes right. How one "gets over" on another to take the juice makes no difference and can be everything form the crudest to the most subtle hook.

The hook of the entertainment world is attractive because there are many people who do have at least one "story" in them, one song or one something creative and juicy. The system uses the creative juices but does not make any juice and needs fresh supplies. The whole success is the ability to get over on the juice producers and that is why people get made "stars" to extract whatever light there may be.

But there is always information to be obtained that is the same info that the system uses. they did not make it up. They just use it. If they give us 80% and withhold or distort the 20%, we can find out the 100%.

I am not sure about Russell Brand or Daniel Pinchbeck or Eve Ensler and the "deals" they may or may not have with the structure BUT there is something in what is laid out that is true. I am confident that the game may be weighted towards the "rulers" in the cultural landscape but that there are wormholes and loopholes and the ability to use the material without paying for a course...But again, who knows, my upbringing was in the middle of the culture so I may be fooled? But this is what I have come to believe....

Lots of people think like the illuminati thinks. Some use the tools of the illuminati for the mind parameters of the illuminati. Some just get used. Then there are the lucky people who have nothing that they are buying or selling and are free to learn something that is useful.

Octavusprime
25th October 2013, 03:35
Obey is a clothing brand. I have a really nice pea coat made by them. And the "devil horns" hand sign is often used by rockers and the like. I used to flash it quite often as a kid. The meaning to me and to those around me using it was "rock on".

Brands actions and words speak for themselves. I really enjoy his intelligent views and humor. I originally couldn't stand him but have grown to respect him greatly.

778 neighbour of some guy
25th October 2013, 20:07
I have made an honest effort to listen to Brand several times, but find him extremely off putting. Actually.. repellant.

I don´t know if it´s me, or if there is something "wrong" with him. But I really don´t want to dig, and find out. He makes me feel physically ill.

EDIT; Sorry Kimberly, I realize this might be impolite. I´ll erase the post if you want.

Agreed, making himself look like the second coming as in guaranteed multiple orgasm rock star Jesus, is the cheesiest dead giveaway ever, a fake alternative media pretty boy, next thing you know he'll endorse pope on a rope soap for those hard to reach spots, too slick for my taste, fraudulent underbelly alternative pornpulism, don't forget, if they don't want you on tv, you don't get on tv. They want this dude to be out there, so what is he pushing and for who and why do they let him?

Sorry Kim, I am just not buying what he's selling, nothing personal.

Shezbeth
25th October 2013, 20:15
don't forget, if they don't want you on tv, you don't get on tv. They want this dude to be out there, so what is he pushing and for who and why do they let him?

Thank you for this important point. I very much like what Russel Brand says and promotes, but I also recognize a social-indoctrination cause-and-effect that is consequent to his presentation.

When the public at large sees a larger-than-life individual such as this promoting these ideas, they tend to get in line behind such people as opposed to blazing the trail beside. It is far easier for the unawakened to say "Look 'ere, I like what this bloke's sayin'" and then prescribe to what this guy is saying as opposed to active participation. It's the phenomenon of "He's talking about" as opposed to "I'm talking about".

I'm hoping to be pleasantly surprised, but how many people will see such material and say "Socio-economic and political inequality needs more attention" and how many people will do a youtube search for "More from Russel Brand"?

The point being, what are the masses likely to do if Russel Brand "stops sayin' it"?

carriellbee
25th October 2013, 22:33
Thanks so much for posting this great video! Russell Brand is on the right track...

Selene
25th October 2013, 23:32
Well, yanno friends ~

I’m not convinced that saying “I love/hate this guy” therefore: he is “perfect and worthy of leading” /or “POS and pointless/ignore” is really the most productive way to view our larger team of allies here. They all have something to contribute. They are all - in some respects – worthy and sincere. Your personal vibes may or may not mesh perfectly, that’s fine. But these others are all – like you - fallible humans with human flaws, mainly. None of us is totally pure and perfect, really. Are you? (And if you were, surely your perfection would include an impeccable sense of tact and mercy, no?)

Total and blind black/white acceptance/rejection of another’s views is…. ummm, I think you know. And utterly necessary in order to learn and grow. So that deciding yes/no - whom I respect/or not…. Yes, of course, you’re entitled to your opinion and personal preferences.

But can’t we get to degrees of agreement or hate/hate/hate without tossing out the whole person or their idea?

Mind you, I’m not saying that this thread or current conversation is in any way exceptional; far from it. And I’m not trying to point anyone out. But this conversation does serve as a good example of how we at Avalon can tie ourselves up in unnecessary knots with a false black/white standard of who is/isnot trustworthy. A false all-or-nothing paradigm that tosses a lot of lovely babies out with the stinky bathwater.

I think you are all smarter and more subtle than this. I think you can think in degrees, in shades of truth, in bits of info here and there. I think you can create your own standard for truth. And that standard is probably better than the one you might be reflexively using.

Just a few thoughts. Thanks for indulging me here.

Cheers,

Selene

Debra
25th October 2013, 23:52
Nicely written Selene.

I just want to add that Russell Brand - if one has had some history following his career and life journey - is a comedian of the highest order. That being, a renaissance man of thought and perspective and activism.

Not just an actor. PURLEEESE!

I believe the man speaks from the rawness of truth. Any tarnish that is thrown out there about him, is a seeded smear campaign. Using his play with the Obey label etc etc. You know where I am going.

Of course, I don't know for sure. But mother earth is heaving with birth pangs in the last stages of delivery and Brand is honouring that wind of truth be out.

And Brand and his brilliant intellect, his art and his heart have been a servant of bringing out the truth for years - make no mistake about that.

Yes, I feel like he is my brother.

May we all blossom with our own unique greatness.

Love Zeb

Shezbeth
25th October 2013, 23:57
Afterthought - Brand, for all his pros and cons, has incited 4 up-to-date discussion threads JUST here on Avalon. Distracted much?

janus
26th October 2013, 01:56
Brand reminds me of a couple of other comedians that spoke truth/reality, each in their own way...Bill Hicks and George Carlin.

imo Hicks and Carlin were messengers calling out the truth as they saw it...much as Brand does today.

Brand's particular message/truth....question it, accept it or not...your choice.

But attacking the messenger? He is risking his whole career perhaps even his life if 'they' decide he's gone too far. Who has even heard of Emo Phillips lately? Big BIG truth teller...career destroyed. Bill Hicks... career destroyed and who was 'issued' pancreatic cancer (as Bob Marley was given his cancer). Guess they were too young for a fatal 'heart attack' to be believable.

What are each of us risking with our 'message/truth'? What are we even doing with it besides posting on a forum? At least he's putting it all out there...with more passion and fire than I've seen in a long time.

I say 'Bravo, Russell'. And look forward to the day we can all call attention to the absurdities of the system as articulately, intelligently, humorously, and fearlessly as Russell Brand.


To answer 778's question
don't forget, if they don't want you on tv, you don't get on tv. They want this dude to be out there, so what is he pushing and for who and why do they let him?

'They' are preparing for revolution, but aren't ready yet. What better way to relieve the pressure that is building toward rebellion and revolution than to allow him to speak until they are ready...much like politician Ron Paul has been allowed to speak in America.

Anchor
27th October 2013, 05:31
I'm under the impression that he's an illuminati disinfo shill. Unless someone can convince me otherwise -- because it sure looks that pendant triggered Katy Perry's mind control, and he seemed quite eager to drag her out of there ASAP.

I made some comments on that video on another of the seemingly many russell brand threads.

http://projectavalon.net/forum4/showthread.php?64789-Russell-Brand-May-Have-Started-a-Revolution-Last-Night&p=749511&viewfull=1#post749511

lunaflare
27th October 2013, 20:38
It was a delight to watch Russel -fine intellect, critical thinker, willing to challenge social structures that suppress human growth, witty, creative.... Why the negativity for this "archetype" of divine wise/fool?
I agree that he is courageous. Much like the first card of the tarot deck as he edges toward the precipice.

Shez you wrote this:
When the public at large sees a larger-than-life individual such as this promoting these ideas, they tend to get in line behind such people as opposed to blazing the trail beside. It is far easier for the unawakened to say "Look 'ere, I like what this bloke's sayin'" and then prescribe to what this guy is saying as opposed to active participation. It's the phenomenon of "He's talking about" as opposed to "I'm talking about".

I don't think this is always the case. Who are we to know the "formula" of each individual as they go about dissolving belief systems that do not serve their spirit. Waking up is a great expression.
I would venture to say many here on Project Avalon were awakened- to varying degrees-by larger-than-life-figures.
I don't underestimate the general public...questioning existing beliefs, and those of our society, is active participation.

carriellbee
12th November 2013, 13:27
It was a delight to watch Russel -fine intellect, critical thinker, willing to challenge social structures that suppress human growth, witty, creative.... Why the negativity for this "archetype" of divine wise/fool?
I agree that he is courageous. Much like the first card of the tarot deck as he edges toward the precipice.

Shez you wrote this:
When the public at large sees a larger-than-life individual such as this promoting these ideas, they tend to get in line behind such people as opposed to blazing the trail beside. It is far easier for the unawakened to say "Look 'ere, I like what this bloke's sayin'" and then prescribe to what this guy is saying as opposed to active participation. It's the phenomenon of "He's talking about" as opposed to "I'm talking about".

I don't think this is always the case. Who are we to know the "formula" of each individual as they go about dissolving belief systems that do not serve their spirit. Waking up is a great expression.
I would venture to say many here on Project Avalon were awakened- to varying degrees-by larger-than-life-figures.
I don't underestimate the general public...questioning existing beliefs, and those of our society, is active participation.

Yes! And there is beauty and truth everywhere and in everything, even though we may not yet see it. Upon my own awakening, there was a point at which I understood clearly how every single choice I had made and experience I had, both good and BAD, were clues, pointers, that eventually led me to the truth. I have come to understand that everything is perfect, just as it is. Now if I could only REMEMBER that... :o

freedom4all
12th November 2013, 17:04
Lets take a look at where this man came from.
He was unheard of until he came out of nowhere
gate crashing a royal party dressed as Bin Laden
and was an instant hit [The royals love him and he is
pictured quite cosy with the queen] then he insults a famous
person during a prank on air saying "i shagged your granddaughter"
hes flees to america and out of the blue lands a big spot performing
at the 2012 olympics singing i am the walrus.
He has been mingling with MK ultra well known victims and does all
the signs associated with the ruling few and also dates the socialites
i.e Gemimma Khan [excuse the spelling].
Yes what he is saying is right but why at this time?
I think its not a revolution we need its evolution cos times are changing
and the only thing that is gonna get us out of this game is balance not
rioting and aiming fire works at buckingham palace.
Theres got to be a better way.

dianna
12th November 2013, 17:15
I Am Jesus (Music Video Feat. Russell Brand)

No Comment ...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjPAYA8j23Y

Delight
12th November 2013, 17:41
I Am Jesus (Music Video Feat. Russell Brand)

No Comment ...



I love your understatements Dianna.