Hard Assets Alliance Featured on Peak Prosperity Show with Chris Martenson

Hard Assets Alliance Featured on Peak Prosperity Show with Chris Martenson
Hard Assets Alliance General Manager Ed D’Agostino joined Gold Bullion International Co-founder and President Savneet Singh for an exclusive interview on the Peak Prosperity Show with Chris Martenson

By Hard Assets Alliance Team

Hard Assets Alliance General Manager Ed D’Agostino joined Gold Bullion International Co-founder and President Savneet Singh for an exclusive interview on the Peak Prosperity Show with Chris Martenson.

Given the recent mercurial nature of precious metals markets, D’Agostino, Singh and Martenson engage in an informative dialogue on supply and demand issues as well as paper vs. physical markets.

Listen to the full interview below.

For those who are not aware of Chris Martenson… he’s a former biochemical scientist and served as Vice President at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). He is now known as one of the most prolific trends forecasters in the world.

In the fifth dimension of consciousness

Einstein identified the 4th dimension as space-time.

The first 3 dimensions are that of space (x, y, z co-ordinates)…

In the 5th dimension… that of consciousness, (the controlling element of existence), you build harmony of mind, body and spirit so that your thoughts control your experience.

Consider what my homey Napoleon Hill said:

“THOUGHT is the only thing over which you have absolute control. THOUGHT is your most important tool through which you will shape your worldly destiny according to your own liking. Self-control is solely a matter of thought-control. You are but the sum total of your dominating or most prominent thoughts.”

Ego is the spirit’s protector

Archetypes, pre-conscious experience and spiritual naivety feed our spirit with unfilterred content…

If that content is not filterred and discerned through awareness of context and honest judgement of experience… then spirit and intuition become full of bias, dogma and falsehood.

Want to trust your intuition? Remember GIGO: Garbage In, Garbage Out…

Because without due diligence of what goes into our system, our feminine aspect experiences deep conflict, confusion and mistrust. The world doesn’t make sense… Ego (our sense of self, individuality and uniqueness) becomes an easy target to blame. In fact, it is to blame, because it wasn’t strong enough to do it’s real job…

(Sidenote: In emotional turmoil the feminine side of us then claims that judging, hostility and blame come FROM the ego and should be eliminated. Hence the double contradiction of judging judgement. This doubles-down the efforts to suppress ego. Ultimately this blocks the flow of love.)


  • Emotional clarity only emerges from the focus of our penetrative masculine energy: our ego.
  • Ego thrives in the expansive dancing universe of our emotionally open and ecstatic feminine energy: our spirit.


As such:

  • Ego is the protector of spirit.
  • Spirit is the vessel of ego.

Or more simply:

  • Ego is consciousness (left brain).
  • Spirit is emotion (right brain).

Why give yourself a lobotomy, cutting off one side of your fullness of being?

Embrace symbiosis. Balance the swirling tension between opposite poles.

  • Spirit around ego.
  • Ego in spirit.

A chat on the characteristics of Ego

‘Eve’ shared the following graphic on Facebook…


“The ego is a false sense of self based on mental concepts. It is identification with the body and mind – identification with form, which primarily means thought forms” – Eckhart Tolle

I commented:

In the very act of saying ‘the ego is… something’, Eckhart Tolle uses identification of thought form (the ‘is’ of identity) in attempting to criticise the use of identification thought forms. He demonstrates dependence on the very thing he wants to eliminate and thus sinks into a quagmire of inner conflict and contradiction.

This list is not a result of strong ego, it’s a result of weak ego. Strong ego brings individuality, which correlates with value-based toleration, clarity-based independence, and self-based acceptance.

Eve then replied saying: there’s only EGO, no strong or weak. Ego is EGO.

And here’s how the conversation unfolded…

I said:

Does strong and weak love exist?

Eve said: i have no idea.? and if I did have a clue.. I’d say.. LOVE is LOVE… and there’s only ONE LOVE.? ?you won’t be able to understand ego until you have a strong sense of your own emotions

Do you love your yoga classes to the same degree that you love brushing your teeth? Does strong and weak anger exist?

Eve JEEEEEEZ Gav…. I don’t analyze my love for everything I do that way. I just live it. I don’t judge and measure my love for yoga and brushing my teeth… I just know that it feels good when I do.? ?Like how angry are you right now because I’m challenging your ego identifications about ego and love? the only difference of strong and weak is your perception

Then why do you attempt to persist in analysing and judging ego and claim with such dogmatic certainty that strong or ego does not exist, only ego? or only ‘one love’?

Eve this is how angry I am (smiley) (heart)

So the only different of strong or weak starbucks coffee is your perception of it, not what’s actually in the cup?

Eve read the 2nd last paragraph of the list. that’s you.

As to the 2nd from last paragraph, I don’t believe arguing like this is futile, because I have hope for you and others stuck in this self-destructive anti-ego dogma.

Eve yes, exactly. you may like the coffee… and drink it. but i prefer tea.

I didn’t ask if you like the coffee, I asked if the coffee being strong or weak is only about your perception or if it’s also about the amount of ingredients in it?

Eve Actually I love my ego, its what’s teaching me to become better. I would like to study my thought patterns and feelings and understand why I re-act the way I do when I have ego-trips.

I know the monsters within me, they’ve been with me for as long as I can remember. My ego is the hurt that I had ignored my whole life and getting to know these feelings help me heal. As I pay attention to these emotions and embrace them, I heal myself.

which is the reason why I posted the caption above the photo, to ask spirit for guidance.

ego and spirit are the two guiding forces of the soul.

A big kiss for you Eve. I love you (‘this much’) and I prey for your ego realisation to happen sooner rather than later, for your own sake, your own enjoyment of life, and because I believe you’ll make an incredible huntress for change.

Yes I appreciate you expressing your ‘ego is hurt that you ignored’. It’s not the enemy. It’s not to be eliminated. It’s to be strengthened!

Eve I know you PREY for my EGO and not PRAY for it.

Prey! haha

Eve watch those thought patterns… I’m a huntress. (smiley)

I then thought about the issues involved and wrote this blog titled Ego is the spirit’s protector.

My Life Purpose

A short chapter… in a strange book, captures the purpose of my life in the death throws of the Old World:

Direct every thought, every discipline, every effort toward the overthrow of the parasitical-elite class — toward the eradication of every livelihood that harms the value producers, the economy, and society. – A Single Credo for Neo-Tech Self-Leaders, Chapter 16, Zonpower.


By having their support structure removed, like a rug from under their feet.

I want to effect mass social change by enlivening the vital few.

And paradoxically, the vital few must detach from the trivial many, in order for the trivial many to be ‘saved’.

The vital few must align with each other in concentric rings of exposure, all focused on the specific lifestyle pursuits of each, with the Flower of Being at the centre, since, the Flower of Being represents, uncovers, and unfolds the essence of individuality.

Hence it is the great facilitator.

This is my raison deitre, the only value creation that feels true to purpose, fulfilling and of sufficient significance.

My soul is indelibly inscribed with the awareness of eternal happiness.

The window of opportunity and uncertainty stirs me with mild anxiety.

The only way forward is to pursue the broadest possible aim.

The current vision posits my own internal alchemy as central, with an expression of that process as value creative societal alchemy which is the Flower of Being project, along with the explicit synergy tool and subrosa social processing tool: The 7 Meetings project, plus the work on Global Awakening.

Everything else is just a distraction.

Externalisation of the Soul

So long as we remain in the womb of this externalized and public existence, we are spared the terror and the dignity of becoming a self – William Barrett

Dear fellow spiritual being,

Are you faking it to make it? Are you riding the great intoxicating wave of the Mayan age, into the Age of Aquarius… or are you just delirious?

Are you hanging your soul out to dry in the breathless pause,
Flinging your own selfhood high into the air in expression of what you value most,
But gush out of your centre like an uncontrollable hose?

Your teachers have told you that the nameless can not be named, the word is not the experience… yet in no other time in history has mankind spewed forth so much in the way of lofty ascension, chakra sparks and indigo children…

The majority of well-adapted individuals…have lost their own self at an early age and replaced it completely by a social self offered to them by society…They have no neurotic conflicts because they themselves, and, therefore, the discrepancy between their selves and the outside world have disappeared – Erich Fromm

Men go abroad to wonder at the heights of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motions of the stars: and they pass by themselves without wondering – St. Augustine of Hippo

The collectivist fails to notice that by way of his compulsive “sharing,” his thoughts and ideas cease to be his own… the hyper-extrovert collectivist empties out his consciousness without stint, becoming a hollow, vapid specimen without realizing it. – Michael Tsarion

So stop. Turn inwards. Return to the Tao. It is nameless.

If you want to worship the Tao, first discover it in your own heart. Then your worship will be meaningful – Lao Tzu

I entreat you, my brothers, remain true to the earth, and do not believe those who speak to you of superterrestrial hopes! They are poisoners, whether they know it or not. They are despisers of life, atrophying and self-poisoned – Friedrich Nietzsche

Do you know who you are?

A ridiculous question? Superficial? Boring? Or a swirl of possibilities that you have well under control in your pursuit of Kundalini, Bhuddhist, Yogic, Meditation?


But have you read the Sutras of Patanjali?

No? And you claim to practice Yoga? Shame on you. Literally.

If you’re not feeling a twinge of anxiety right now, I haven’t done my job.

My hope is that you’ll forgive my approach and walk with me into the underworld of spirituality.

For only there, deep below the surface, glows the true light of individuality. Dare I say it, the gift of Lucifer. The bringer of light. The morning star. The rising sun. The source of illumination. It’s metaphor.

Only the advanced can enter past these prickly thorns,
for they are all but a mirage for the one who owns the inner self.

Atop the Temple at Delphi?

“Know thy Self”

But why? Why such a ‘simple’ plea from such a great centre of enlightenment, education and spirituality?

Because it really is The Key.

Self-realization is necessary before God-realization wrote the ancient Vedic scribes – Michael Tsarion

And no, no book like that of Patanjali can show you truth.

But that’s the point. Truth can be found only in your self.

Waiting for discovery.

Anyone who is forced from his own course, either through not understanding himself, or through external imposition, comes into conflict with the order of the Universe, and suffers accordingly – Aleister Crowley

I offer you this:

The externalisation of the soul relates to the self-directed destruction of one’s own soul by externalising your pursuit of truth, fulfilment and experience.

The taoist path places our internal world as the most important, and through self connection and health… care of the body, can we rise into power and vitality… in the external world.

But people chase fantasies, abstractions, stimulation, fanciful ideas about god, the universe, and sacred geometry…

Thus they miss out on the only real key to ascension: the inner journey of unfolding the self in full integrity.

Internalisation of Selfhood

Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens – Carl Gustav Jung

Enlightenment is man’s emergence from his self-imposed immaturity. Immaturity is the inability to use one’s understanding without guidance from another. This immaturity is self-imposed when its cause lies not in lack of understanding, but in lack of resolve and courage to use it without guidance from another. Sapere Aude! (Dare to Know!). “Have courage to use your own understanding!” – that is the motto of enlightenment – Immanual Kant

There have always been sickly people among those who invent fables and long for God: they have a raging hate for the enlightened man and for that youngest of virtues which is called honesty – Friedrich Nietzsche

Ironically, and thus shrouded in secrecy, integrity requires selfishness, individuality, separation, and identity.

(many of the things that new age spiritualists condemn)

But only then, can we come to real unity.

Orwell expressed it well. “Brotherhood and Solidarity” as chains that bind us, gears that grind us, weights that suppress us under the powers that be.

Ayn Rand’s ‘The Anthem’ opens the door.

I am done with the monster of “We,” the word of serfdom, of plunder, of misery, falsehood and shame.
And now I see the face of god, and I raise this god over the earth, this god whom men have sought since men came into being, this god who will grant them joy and peace and pride.
This god, this one word: “I.”

Or hark back to the Vedas if you prefer:

In the beginning this world was only the self, in the shape of a person. Looking around he saw nothing else than the self. He first said “I am” –  – Brihadaranyaka Upanishad

One should worship with the thought that he is one’s self, for therein all become one. This self is the footprints of that All, for by it one knows the All…One should reverence the Self alone as dear. And he who reverences the Self alone as dear – what he holds dear, verily, will not perish – Brihadaranyaka Upanishad

Make the choice, strengthen your resolve, refresh your focus…

Just a few of the people I believe are doing the right work in leading us towards the simple practical realisations of self:

And in my own small way, myself.

Are you with us too?

Unity in individuality. Synergy in mutual harmony. Collaboration in value creation.

Laziness and cowardice are the reasons why so great a proportion of men, long after nature has released them from alien guidance… nonetheless gladly remain in lifelong immaturity, and why it is so easy for others to establish themselves as their guardians. – Immanual Kant

Given that for each man the center of the universe is his own Self, it alone must be placed at the head of the list of philosophical priorities…. where there is no Self there is no Truth… there is no enlightenment to be found outside the Self… – Michael Tsarion

Civilization is the process of setting man free from men – Ayn Rand

Give your gift through fractal unfoldment of your own Flower of Selfhood.

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