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A private little world for me... a private little world for you. The online musings and journals of singer/songwriter recording artist author and activist Ed Hale. The Transcendence Diaries have been posting regularly online since 2001. Comments are always welcomed. And so are YOU.

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Category "Psychology & Behavior"

    Little House On the Prairie Versus Contemporary Society

Little House On the Prairie Versus Contemporary Society

So there it is. Another Sunday waving goodbye. I've come to enjoy this ritual of ending the day w/ an episode or 2 of Little House On the Prairie. Purchased the entire Season 1, as I've never seen it. What comes to mind most often while watching it, along with hundreds of other thoughts, is just how much society, hence [...]

0 comment Read Full Article 🕔03-09-2015
    The Sad Case of The Millennials?

The Sad Case of The Millennials?

Tonight I was gently coerced by a younger friend into watching something called WHAT? by Bo Burnham, a young twenty-something Millennial doing his idea of a fresh take on a standup comedy routine. At first I did my best to stay busy enough doing other things to pay only as much attention as was necessary to quickly get how immature the [...]

2 comments Read Full Article 🕔01-08-2015

You’ve Been Warned –The Coming New American Revolution

It is illegal for TV networks to raise the volume of commercials higher than the shows they air. For obvious reasons. (It wouldn't be fair to the TV shows, giving the commercials a higher priority would lift the disguise that television networks exist to entertain rather than generate profits for shareholders.) So what they do instead is flip on a [...]

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What the Afterlife is Like

I've said it before and will continue to say it until the majority realize it: atheists are just as zealot, just as religious as religionists such as Christians or Hindus or Muslims. They have no proof for what they believe. Only an idea of the absence of proof on the other side. Therefore their entire belief structure is based on [...]

1 comment Read Full Article 🕔09-28-2014

Love Means Letting Them Go

That time has come, as we all knew it would. But it seemed like only yesterday that we were still a family sitting around the dining table talking about things like "college" and "boys" as if they were mysterious visions of a future far far away. First our oldest went off to college. Two years ago. It was a change [...]

0 comment Read Full Article 🕔09-12-2014
    The Difference Between Healthy Fantasy and Dangerous Cults

The Difference Between Healthy Fantasy and Dangerous Cults

A group of wide-eyed young Mormons stopped by the other day. I couldn't help but come into contact with them, for I was already outside, doing some writing and enjoying a good cigar. They seemed like nice enough guys and there was no way I was going to get away with not at least having to say hello to them. [...]

0 comment Read Full Article 🕔08-18-2014
    America Just Doesn’t Care That Much About Black People

America Just Doesn’t Care That Much About Black People

In regards to comments flying around online and in the media about black people over the last few days, I must confess it does lead one to come up with one conclusion more than any other. And that is that as a nation America just doesn't care that much about black people. Or put a different way, most people [...]

0 comment Read Full Article 🕔08-16-2014
    It Is Past Time To End Racism in America

It Is Past Time To End Racism in America

In other news, we've just learned that the devilishly seductive Lauren Bacall passed away today, which I must admit is, though not surprising -- for she was well ahead in years, still a strange coincidence in the wake of Robin Williams passing just yesterday. I was never a big Bacall fan. But I must say that she's always enjoyed a [...]

0 comment Read Full Article 🕔08-12-2014
    Questions Regarding the Latest Theories on the Origins of Humankind

Questions Regarding the Latest Theories on the Origins of Humankind

Four to five weeks ago I got this idea to start listening to specific brainwave stimulating tones while sleeping in order to up my cerebral potential and increase certain aspects of consciousness. My first thought was to purchase a few Hemisync programs from The Monroe Institute, believing them to still be the leading researchers in brainwave manipulation. But after a [...]

0 comment Read Full Article 🕔07-30-2014
    Pretending Seems Easier Than Standing Up – But Is It?

Pretending Seems Easier Than Standing Up – But Is It?

The biggest challenges we face when it comes to correcting the wicked & wayward direction the U.S. government has been headed over the last 50+ years: 1. Those who don't yet know the facts, friends family colleagues who are still ignorant to what's going on and quickly label it "conspiracy theory". It's hard to feel excluded or "not part of the [...]

0 comment Read Full Article 🕔06-11-2014
    Spiritual Fulfillment and Enlightenment Versus Religion

Spiritual Fulfillment and Enlightenment Versus Religion

Nine times out of ten when you tell someone that you've had numerous spiritually fulfilling experiences or have achieved enlightenment you're statement will be met with a doubtful scoff. A cynical laugh and a brush off. You might even encounter anger or righteous indignation by the mere mention of it. After all, true spiritual enlightenment is nearly impossible but for [...]

0 comment Read Full Article 🕔05-12-2014
    Free Will Versus Astrology

Free Will Versus Astrology

One of the longtime astrologers I used for many years, a beautiful soul, and well known celeb in that small world, by the name of Karen Pavlus, passed on a few years ago. I miss her. She wasn't just "great at what she did", but she was also a good person, caring and kind hearted. Because I tend to believe [...]

0 comment Read Full Article 🕔05-04-2014
    Bouncing Back When Flat — Ed Hale Opens Up in New Book and Interview

Bouncing Back When Flat — Ed Hale Opens Up in New Book and Interview

Earlier this year Ed Hale gave an in-depth interview with the website FlyFreeAvatar.com, where he opens up more about his music, business, spiritual and personal life than ever before. The interview also makes mention of the potential release of a new book entitled Bouncing Back When Flat. The interview is being reprinted here for Transcendence Diaries readers in its entirety with permission from the owners. Original [...]

1 comment Read Full Article 🕔02-25-2014
    Expanding the Definition of Consciousness and its Various Components

Expanding the Definition of Consciousness and its Various Components

It's 3:30 am. I have awoken so many times in the last two hours since falling asleep at around 1:00 that I finally decided to just lean up, grab my phone and take down some notes about what kept waking me up. As with most things we deem totally inspiring and amazing when we are half asleep and dreaming, I am sure [...]

0 comment Read Full Article 🕔02-18-2014
    Television an Impetus and Sign of the Decay of Society’s Morals & Values

Television an Impetus and Sign of the Decay of Society’s Morals & Values

Prologue: The start of the new year marks the beginning of year three of my exploration of American television. As many long time readers have noted lately, The Transcendence Diaries never talked about television in all the years it's been running. Thousands of pages and a full decade into this experiment, not one television show was ever mentioned until recently. That's because for the longest time I [...]

2 comments Read Full Article 🕔02-14-2014