2012

THE ODYSSEY

“An important and significant film.” Ellen Burstyn, actor, and writer

The Odyssey

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“This new film produced by Jay Weidner and Sharron Rose, creators of the Sacred Mysteries series, embodies in both its style and substance essential facets of the emerging planetary diamond consciousness we are all midwifing.

The humility and intelligent inquisitiveness of Sharron Rose in the role of narrator creates a kind of iconic presence, a contemporary transnational Candide, evoking a stream of insights coming through the variety of individuals she seeks out and comes across on her timeless journey into the nature of evolution and time itself.

As such, the film brings together the best elements of /What the Bleep/ and /An Inconvenient Truth/, and takes us to another dimension, flowing with Shakti into her immanent and transcendent embrace with Shiva and the portal of a new humanity.”

Everywoman —in the form of director/narrator Sharron Rose —sets out to probe the mystery of December 21, 2012, the date at which the astonishingly accurate stone Mayan calendar terminates. She poses questions to the most accomplished researchers and interpreters of this subject including Jose Arguelles, Greg Braden, John Major Jenkins, Rick Levine, Terence Mckenna, Geoff Stary, Moira Timms, Alberto Villoldo, Jay Weidner and a group of Inca Elders.

Deborah Forman Executive Director/Publisher Swedenborg Foundation

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Actors and Musicians that Vape

It is well-known that celebrities often influence their fans in terms of their thinking, decision making, choices and much more. Their habits become the trend-setters of many cultures. This article focuses on eleven famous celebrities who give a good name to vaping:

  1. Gary Oldman

This isn’t really another reason to love one of the greatest actors of all time but he does set major vaping goals.

  1. Leonardo Di Caprio

Agreed he hasn’t won any Oscars yet, but at least he has quit smoking.

  1. Katy Perry

Somehow it just feels right for liking the fact that Katy Perry smokes!

  1. Richard Hammond

A top guy in Top Gear, him racing a fighter jet with a Bugatti Veyron is something not to be missed!

  1. Charlie Sheen

Don’t be surprised to know he has his own vaping line called ‘NicoSheen’.

  1. Greg Gutfeld

Gutfeld is the most prominent vaping-rights defender in the media. He even takes on doctors in a clip where his argument is whether vaping should be regulated or not.

  1. Katherine Heigl

Heigl was one of the first celebrities to embrace vaping and discuss its benefits.

  1. Bruno Mars

A few people expel Bruno Mars as simply one more pop star, yet any artist who has the get up and go to pull off a drum solo to begin the Super Bowl halftime indicate earns massive respect.

  1. Paul Scheer

A member of legendary shows such as 30 Rock, Parks and Rec, and the League, Mr. Scheer is an active member of the vaping community.

  1. Paris Hilton

Reality TV star Paris Hilton has been seen vaping on electronic cigarettes at clubs.

  1. Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay Lohan vaping was such a big story that she was featured smoking an electronic cigarette on “Extra” in 2011.

Overview of ‘A Billion Lives’

Are e-cigarettes a panacea whose potential to end smoking-related deaths is being squashed by an unholy alliance of governments, Big Pharma and Big Tobacco? Aaron Biebert’s A Billion Lives claims so. If you haven’t already I’d suggest checking out this interview Biebert did about his documentary. It is a technically polished but eyebrow-raising documentary advocating for the businesses selling and the consumers using various vaping technologies. For non-smokers who don’t closely follow these issues, the documentary raises important questions about opposition to smoke-free devices. But just as one should be wary of tobacco-safety data produced with tobacco-industry money, skeptical audiences will have a hard time putting too much stock in a doc so strongly aligned with vape entrepreneurs. Theatrical prospects are slim, but the vast community of e-cig enthusiasts should ensure a healthy life on video formats. Although the documentary didn’t touch too much of ejuice and the making of ejuice. The diy ejuice industry is really start to take off as well, with it’s own small niche community around it.

The sincerity of Biebert’s concern about smoking-related cancer is not to be undermined (although one quickly tires of the film’s constant references to the “billion lives” it says cigarette smoking will claim this century). One should also not dismiss his concerns about the hasty regulations that have been slapped on electronic cigarettes, which many believe (correctly or not) to be a healthful alternative. But how seriously can one take a documentary whose entire explanation of 1998’s historic Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement is delivered by a male model?

Biebert is unmistakeably correct to look skeptically at anti-vape data originating from institutions with an interest in the status quo, though he offers no studies to back up his assumption that they’re safe. He also raises nagging concerns about the interest that governments have in the taxes derived from cigarette sales. But he cannot just give a title card claiming that “governments collect more money from cigarettes than retailers, farmers, & Big Tobacco combined” without backing it up with any solid proof.

In making the case that vapor devices are both a sureshot way to break the habit and so very safe that we should encourage them as an alternative, the movie needs verifiable data and credible, disinterested interviewees. Even in their absence, though, news that electronic cigarettes are completely banned in some countries where conventional cigarettes are readily available is sufficient to make anyone suspect a conspiracy.

Join Sharron Rose as she travels across the USA speaking to respected researchers about this fast approaching 'end date'. Importantly this film ... 2012 The Odyssey ... shows us that the coming world is ours to reshape and to remake in any way that we deem possible. It reminds us that we need not be victims of events beyond our control. Very informative and thought-provoking".

Duncan Roads Nexus Magazine