Sunday, March 9, 2008

Pinback - Syracuse

One of my favorite songs from one of my favorite bands. Used to be on the front page of dedroidify.com a long time, now moved to "the path page." Gotta love that water, symbolizing the unconscious and all ;).


Pinback - Syracuse

Step down into sand
Water carries us from here

Ishtar - O Julissi Na Jalini

This is the Belgian (I'm from Belgium) entry for Eurosong 2008. I'm glad cause all the other entries were retarded commercial bs like so many Eurosong entries which has made the event such a laughing stock. The group Ishtar (Babylonian goddess of fertility, love, and war) performs traditional European folk songs and this song is entirely in a non-existant, made up language (I guess that makes it exist now :p). It's a happy song! If you're gonna go Eurosong why not go silly all the way right?! :p


Ishtar - O Julissi Na Jalini

Brass Eye & Bill Hicks - Drugs and the Media


Brass Eye & Bill Hicks - Drugs and the Media

Quantum physics and Consciousness


Quantum physics and Consciousness

Robert Anton Wilson: Real Reality


Robert Anton Wilson: Real Reality

Alan Watts: Forget His Story - Find Your Own


Alan Watts: Forget His Story - Find Your Own

Samadhi Tank - Origins - John C. Lilly MD

The inventor John C. Lilly MD

In the isolation tank, Dr. Lilly found that he could relax his mind and dream, but his consciousness was always there, ready to take charge. He could choose to relax and let things happen, in which case the images would free-associate, moving as if randomly from one to the next. Or he could choose to program what would happen, in a process similar to lucid dreaming, but with an even greater degree of control. He could invent a scenario ahead of time with his consciousness fully focused, and then relax and let his brain carry out the program.

Read on

Go with your gut – intuition is more than just a hunch

Most of us experience ‘gut feelings’ we can’t explain, such as instantly loving – or hating – a new property when we’re househunting or the snap judgements we make on meeting new people. Now researchers at Leeds say these feelings – or intuitions – are real and we should take our hunches seriously.

According to a team led by Professor Gerard Hodgkinson of the Centre for Organisational Strategy, Learning and Change at Leeds University Business School, intuition is the result of the way our brains store, process and retrieve information on a subconscious level and so is a real psychological phenomenon which needs further study to help us harness its potential.

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Occult Podcasts

Thought some of you might like this: Occult Podcast Directory

Twenty of the World's Healthiest Foods

One indicator of intelligence is your level of dependency to instant self-gratification, yeah junkfood seems to taste good, though you feel like crap afterwards. Healthy food tastes great and makes you feel that way afterwards too.

When it comes to eating healthy most people think of dull, boring food that's green in color. In reality, most of the world's healthiest foods not only taste great, they also come in a vast array of vibrant colors. Many require little, if any preparation, yet provide you with the energy and stamina to get through the day. They are the ultimate fast food!

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B&W America

Lou Dobbs on the Alex Jones Show


Lou Dobbs on the Alex Jones Show (Pt. 1)


Lou Dobbs on the Alex Jones Show (Pt. 2)

"What we have permitted in allowing the Bush administration to have effectively further reduced our sovereignty and respect for our laws and certainly regard for our borders and our ports - it's been a shameless, shameless period in American history that we're going to have to reverse," Dobbs told the Alex Jones Show.

Dobbs said that if people did not wake up to the unfolding North American Union agenda as well as the Trans Texas Corridor under the banner of the Security and Prosperity partnership, then America could "kiss its future goodbye."

The CNN host said that the New World Order could be defeated, but only if the American people awakened and did it soon.

"If the American people awaken we can do anything we choose."

Health Professionals Call for End to Water Fluoridation


Health Professionals Call for End to Water Fluoridation

Thanks ConspiracyRealityTV

Sorry, what?

People wanna Jail the Soldier who killed a puppy by throwing it off the cliff.

Ok... what about the soldiers that kill, wound & torture fellow humans? Oh "it's their job!" And "Iraqis aren't as cute as puppies." Sorry was trying to apply logic to consensus reality again haha!

Boiwoiwoing...

Just so you know


Yippie!

Earthships: Get off the Grid


Earthships: Get off the Grid 1


Earthships: Get off the Grid 2

Google and the Myceliation of Consciousness, expanded

From the (no longer, for a second) inactive (thanks to this :p ...) The Faithful Scribe blog
Think of the psychedelics as Google’s biggest trade secret. From this perspective, the War on Drugs is a feature, not a bug. It keeps the straight CEOs woefully uninitiated and misinformed, making their moves based on old slow mind-software (natural language, logic, rational analysis) when the real world is moving far too fast and complexly to rely on these tools alone. Corporate and government drug-testing steers away the cognitively enhanced creatives from private and public service. Meanwhile the phreaks employ the cognitive catalysts, de-condition their thinking periodically and come up with “12 Waddington runnel jumpers” This heady concept is explicated in podcasts 65 and 66 of the Psychedelic Salon—from the McKenna, Abraham, Sheldrake trialogues. The runnel jumpers are the really big connectivity ideas arrived at wholly outside the linear steps of argument. These are the gestalt-perceiving, asterism-forming aha’s! that connect the dots and light up the sky with a new archetypal pattern. The psychedelics are ancient methods of knowledge acquisition, newly deployed. The original search engines, you might say. Taxonomies and to-do lists are way way way down the line.

Google is the first psychedelically informed superpower to shape the noosphere and NASDAQ. I don't mean that Googlers (necessarily) are all seasoned psychonauts, or (necessarily) take 4:20 breaks on-campus, or are well represented (necessarily) at Burning Man. Nor am I saying that psychedelics “caused” Google, any more than a Stanford education did. I do mean that the core mission comes right out of the psychedelic atlas: a vision of super-connectivity and super-conductivity which is a hallmark of the psychedelic landscape.

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Collapse of World Economic System?


George Noory & Sean David Morton - Collapse of World Economic System?

But moooom, I don't want a microchip in my body :(

They can't even make technology outside your body function right yet,
can they focus on that first? ;p

UFOs buzz by the ISS


UFOs buzz by the ISS

Kevin Smith on Religion & Movies


Kevin Smith on Religion & Movies

Tripping Elephant to teach children about Microcosms


Horton Hears a Who
is coming out in theaters this month as a cgi feature with lots of celebrity voices. For those of you who haven't read it, it is about an obviously high elephant who discovers an entire universe on the top of a flower and starts communicating with them.

Thanks DoseNation

A History of Evil


A History of Evil
From the vid info: Animated Documentary-Mockumentary about Evil in western civilization from Ancient Greece to present day. This video is intended to show what people have believed in and pointed to as evil throughout history. It was meant to get you to think about what evil really is. It is meant to show that when we get too obsessed with "evil" we might end up taking part in it ourselves. One has to separate evil and human cruelty. Human cruelty is people not being nice to one another. Evil is something else, it is something we have created, a word and a concept for things that are not acceptable. It is a label for things that we do not understand and dont want to understand. But is evil really ever a complete explanation for anything? A lot of bad deeds has been done in the name of good. The people that did them meant good, are they evil? (Like the Inquisition? I wouldn't call 'em good, or intelligent :p)

Mandatory disclaimer for the average genius... :p
This video is not meant to:
-blame wester culture and people for all the “evil” in the world. I’m european, and thought that I better stick to my own history.
-blame religion for all the evil in the world.
-claim that God is dead. (It is simply a reference to the philosopher Nietzsche, look him up.)
-offend anyone, race, religion, gender or sexual orientation.
-claim that Elvis was evil.
-be an exact and complete account of the actual events that has taken place throughout history.

Thanks Illuminati Archives

Propaganda techniques - SourceWatch

From SourceWatch

Propagandists use a variety of propaganda techniques to influence opinions and to avoid the truth. Often these techniques rely on some element of censorship or manipulation, either omitting significant information or distorting it.

Esoteric Science Roundtable - Occult Warfare


Esoteric Science Roundtable - Occult Warfare (sound starts again at 3rd minute)

Check out more vids from Esoteric Science Roundtable

Thanks Brendan

Until we take it to the Streets again we are Invisible & Meaningless

I found this on a social networking site, link to official poster isn't working so sorry! I'm ironically spreading this on the internets. I think there's a lot of truth in this, I was recently inspired by an Abbie Hoffman interview on his prankster activism and would like to do more that kinda stuff, spread memes where people least expect it and make them think. And while we're doing that, we're outside :p Either way, sitting by and doing nothing is not an option. And while we're in the information age, I guess the computer is a helpful tool for acquiring & spreading information, but preaching to the choir helps nobody:

The move towards isolationism and sluths of non activity - the computer generation?

Get Off The Internet

There are two classes of people in government and the media. They are either complicit or brainwashed...or both. Now, here is a big shock for you!
The internet is part of the "media". It's an inter-active boob tube.

You Tube

People like us were much more active and effective when we had to actually go out and fight for peace 40 years ago. We could not and would not be ignored or intimidated. Now, those of us who are still "Passionate for Peace" and "Fighting for Freedom" bulletin and blog for "The Revolution" but we are all just "preaching to the choir" and no one can see us but ourselves.



Like with Ron Paul... we all thought we were making a difference by burning up the web for him. When he ran for President back in 1988, he got 8 percent of the vote without the internet. With it, he got 5 percent and never made it to election day.

internet

We have a false and inbred view of our power to change things now because we assume that since we all agree here, people everywhere are thinking the same as us.

John McCain

The fact that an evil little CFR troll like McCain is now unopposed for the Republican nomination while the straw dogs Clinton and Obama divide the democrats right down the middle should tell you something. Once again, the corporate military powers that be have managed to leave us with only their "candidates" to "vote" for again and no matter who "wins", we will stay at war forever with vanishing civil liberties and protections in order to "quell domestic dissent" and "fight terror". Until we all decide to take it to the streets again, we are invisible and meaningless.

Conspiracy

The internet may just be part of their plan to keep us inside and "manageable" the same way that TV has for the last 30 years. If we really were a threat, they could and would unplug the internet faster than you can say "9/11 Was An Inside Job!".

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After 6 years of waving one smoking 9/11 gun after another for all to see all across the world wide web, have you noticed that the government and media are laughing themselves silly at us... and not one person who was really responsible has been investigated, charged, prosecuted or punished?

Conspiracy

Warnings about chemtrails, Neo-Fascism, the deconstruction of the US Constitution and the Bill of Rights, false flag attacks, the NAU, poison vaccines, fluoride in our water, chemicals in our food, 800 plus domestic detention FEMA/HS camps, depleted uranium munitions, the Federal Reserve and the dying economy, "Global Warming"(scam), fixed and controlled elections, mainstream media dis-info, etc etc abound and no one outside of us "tinfoil hat wearing conspiracy theorists" has a clue or gives a shit. Check out the Google/YouTube "Top 100" or the number of porn sites on the web and you will have a fuller grasp of what the internet is really designed to do....to keep us indoors, isolated, distracted or under the illusion that we still have "Free Speech" and can make a difference from our keyboards.

frustration

After a million bulletins, blogs and messages to save the world and stop the madness, I just ain't buying it anymore. We've been had... again! The war mongering "defense contracting" dog bombers and puppy tossers won and we finished a distant second looking like one of those kids from the "Special Olympics", all smiling and goofy!

special olympics

added: D'you know why? Check nearly any forum or internet discussion, people's BS (belief systems) will make them ignore everything that supports the opponents points, and will search for whatever confirms his/hers. Making for a retarded read.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Governor Brian Schweitzer tells Feds to "go to hell" with their Real ID

Read full story with many links here
I think it’s safe to say that Governor Brian Schweitzer of Montana doesn’t like Real ID, a backdoor way for the government to impose and create a national ID card (with RFID chip which an unauthorized, knowledgeable techie can read) by requiring extensive documentation before you can get a drivers license.

Mayor Resigns, Claims Abduction By Satan Worshippers

(This story is from last November but hey)
CENTERTON, Ark. -- The mayor of an Arkansas town resigned on Wednesday, claiming he was abducted and brainwashed by Satan worshippers nearly three decades ago. (click here for full story and video)

Centerton Mayor Ken Williams said he has been living under an assumed name for nearly 30 years. He had been mayor since 2001.

Williams told authorities he was born Don LaRose and that in the mid-1970s, he was a preacher in Indiana. He said he was abducted and brainwashed into forgetting all about his life as Don LaRose.

It was a double-life he had never acknowledged, Williams said, because he didn't even realize it existed until he had recently taken a truth-serum injection.

As Williams regained his memory, he said, he realized that he had a wife and two kids but that he had decided to leave and take on a new identity to protect them.

"I had no choice. The choice was to watch my family killed before my eyes or go with these people, and I chose instead to run," Williams said.

He wouldn't explain from who he was running, saying only that he had been brainwashed.

"I had multiple shock treatments," Williams said. "It took five years to get my memory back."

Williams said he took his current identity in 1980 when he moved to Centerton. His full name -- Bruce Kent Williams -- was taken from a man who died in a car crash back in 1958, he said.

Read the rest here


News Report

Thanks TechnOccult

Dean Radin Videos

After the Rupert Sheldrake post, enjoy this: Dean Radin, Ph.D. (link has 10 videos from the man), is a researcher and author in the field of parapsychology. His professional career has focused on experimentally exploring far reaches of human consciousness, primarily phenomena like intuition, gut feelings and psi phenomena. He is Senior Scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences, in Petaluma, California, and on the Adjunct Faculty at Sonoma State University. Dean's research has been featured in numerous magazines and he has appeared on several radio and television programs. He is the author of Entangled Minds and The Conscious Universe.

Thanks to disinfo.com

Rupert Sheldrake - The Extended Mind


Rupert-Sheldrake - The Extended Mind

2005 Paranormal Experimental Evidence

John Lilly, Ketamine and The Entities From ECCO

If you liked this Philip K. Dick article, this is just up your alley.
by Adam Gorightly for ConspiracyArchive.com

In the early 70's, John Lilly was introduced to the drug Ketamine by Dr. Craig Enright in the hopes of alleviating the pain associated with Lilly's chronic migraine headaches, which he had been suffering like clockwork — every 18 hours — for most of his often-adventurous life.

Lilly, at the time, was at Esalen Institute conducting seminars when one of these massive migraines hit him. In situations such as these, Lilly withdrew into privacy, to suffer alone through the many endless hours of severe discomfort. It was at this time that Enright suggested to Lilly that he enter into the Esalen isolation tank and receive an injection of Ketamine, in the prospect that it would in some way cure him of his affliction. Lilly in the past had tried a similar experiment with LSD, but it proved unsuccessful, and the terrible headaches persisted. In the earlier LSD-assisted experiment, Lilly attempted to reprogram his human bio-computer in such a way as to eliminate the faulty circuits that were causing him such distress. The experiment failed, but now once again Lilly the Scientist was searching for an answer and a cure to his malignant malady.

As Lilly floated in the isolation tank fluid, Enright injected him with 35 milligrams of Ketamine (K). Within a few minutes, Lilly could actually visualize the migraine pain moving out of his skull, to a point levitated there in apperceived space, Lilly felt no pain whatsoever for some twenty minutes, until it once again reentered his head. When Lilly began moaning and groaning in his water-filled sanctum of pain, Enright injected him with another 70 milligrams. This time Lilly felt the pain moving farther away, twelve feet this time. Thirty minutes later the migraine lightning bolt of pain came rushing back, lodging itself once again into Dr. Lilly's head. Enright reloaded his syringe and shot the good doctor up with 150 milligrams. This time when the pain vacated Lilly's head it kept on going and didn't come back; clear over the horizon, never to be seen again. An hour later, after the K wore off, Lilly climbed out of the tank, a new man.

A month later, when the regularly occuring migraine failed to rear its aching head, Lilly was amazed. During his psychedelic research of the early Sixty's, Lilly was one of the early pioneers in charting the inner landscapes of the human brain with LSD inside his self-developed isolation tank. Within those dark, still waters of the soul, Lilly ingested heroic doses of acid and delved deep into his mind to imprint and re-program his mental circuits toward enlightenment and self-realization. But where LSD had failed in defeating the migraine problem, Ketamine had now apparently succeeded.

A week later when Doctor's Enright and Lilly met at the Esalen isolation tank, they agreed to join forces and conduct a joint research into the effects of Ketamine as a possible programming agent. The movie Altered States was based on one of their initial experiments. On this memorable occasion, Enright injected himself with a measured dose of K and — with Lilly observing — began a strange odyssey into the primal/archetype regions of his psyche. Unbeknownst to Dr. Lilly, Enright had reprogrammed himself "to return to the prehominid origins of man." Enright, in this programmed "altered state", displayed all the typical features, movements and sounds of an Ape Man; hopping around in a crouching position, grunting, growling, ranting and howling, gesticulating and shaking frantically his arms. While all of this high weirdness was going on, Lilly assumed that Enright was having some sort of seizure. Though in close proximity with each other throughout the entire experience, the separate realities they were experiencing were of entirely different natures. Enright's reality consisted of a confrontation with a leopard, which he drove away with all his arms flailing, grunting and wild gesticulations. Finally Enright climbed up into a tree (that Lilly couldn't see) and stared down at his friend and colleague from the branches above.

From this experiment, Enright and Lilly drew three important conclusions: "First, one's internal reality could differ radically from the external reality in which one was participating, even with regard to prominent features of the physical environment. Second, the person might remain active physically in the external environment, in a manner not responding closely to one's internal experience of this activity. And third, one could remain totally oblivious to this disparity." Given these conditions, Lilly and Enright agreed that it would be a good idea at all times to have a "safety man" monitoring the experiments; to observe the proceedings and insure that those under K's influence could do no physical harm to themselves and others. With both men being trained physicians the obvious choice to fill these roles were themselves, alternately switching positions as "safety man" and "explorer".

One determining factor in Lilly's decision to continue experimenting with K was its measurability. Unlike other programming agents he had used in the past, K's effects were extremely predictable, in that you could determine exacting levels of dosage to correspond with the desired effect one wished to experience; whereas other mind expansion agents such as LSD and psilocybin are often more unpredictable in regards to the facilitation of desired preprogramming. This brings to mind a possible correlation between Ketamine and DMT, where each of these drugs — administered at certain exacting dosages — apparently summon forth, to the percipient involved, extraterrestrial or other-dimensional entities. High doses of psilocybin have effected this response in some users — Terrence McKenna, among others — who have communicated telepathically with alien intelligences under the mushroom's otherworldly aegis. But psilocybin's effects are quirky. Perhaps this is why the measurability — and predictability — of K so appealed to Dr. Lilly. In this manner the scientific method could be followed to achieve the desired mind-bending results.

In later experiments, Lilly failed to heed his own advice, becoming so enraptured in his Ketamine exploration that he would forego the earlier agreed upon "safety man" and started working "without a net." This led to an almost fatal consequence when one sunny day, under the influence of K, Lilly climbed into his hot tube. When he realized the temperature was too hot, Lilly futilely attempted to climb out, but in so doing his muscles lost their strength and he collapsed into bubbling currents. Lilly was totally conscious at this point, but due to the effects of K, he was unaware of the external reality of his drowning body. He was conscious only of his internal world. As fate would have it, a friend of Lilly's, Phil Halecki — who found himself driven by a sudden sense of urgency — decided at this time to phone Dr. Lilly. Lilly's wife Toni fielded the phone call and, at Halecki's insistence, went to summon John, only to find him lying face down in the water, breathless and blue. Fortunately, Toni was able to revive her husband using mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, a technique she had learned only a few days earlier from an article in The National Enquirer.

Nonetheless, this close brush with the grim reaper's scythe didn't deter Lilly from further solo flights on K; it only reaffirmed his deeply held conviction that his life was being watched over by higher powers of an extraterrestrial origin. Lilly referred to this network of sublime entities as ECCO, an acronym for "Earth Coincidence Control Office." Lilly was positive that all of these fortuitous coincidences in his life (such as Halecki's life-saving phone call) had been arranged by higher forces; and that whatever unfortunate folly fell into his path along the road to knowledge, ECCO would be there to guide him safely through the tunnel to the light.

But ECCO was not there only to guide Lilly unfettered through his mind-bending research; these extraterrestrial benefactors were also there to test Lilly, to help him overcome his deepest darkest fears with psychic-shock therapy. One evening after a kick-ass shot of K, Lilly sat watching TV when an alien representative of ECCO appeared and — with some advanced form of psychic surgery — bloodlessly removed John's penis, nonchalantly handing it over to him. "They've cut off my penis," Dr. Lilly exclaimed. His wife Toni came to the rescue and pointed out to John that his penis was still intact. Upon closer examination of his male member, Lilly saw that the ET's had replaced his normal human penis with a mechanical version that could become voluntary erect when he wanted it to. An hour later, after the effects of the K wore off, John Lilly found his normal human penis in place of the mechanical one, exactly where it had always been.

Later on, as the frequency of his use on K increased, Dr. Lilly began having contact with another alien intelligence agency, which he called (SSI), short for Solid State Intelligence. SSI was a supercomputer-like entity, much in the same techno-mystical vein as Philip K. Dick's VALIS. But unlike VALIS, SSI was of a malevolent nature, at odds with ECCO. SSI's apparent goal was to conquer and dominate all biological life forms on Earth. To combat SSI, ECCO enlisted Lilly in this archetypal battle of good against evil, charging him with the mission of alerting the world at large to these solid state beings of evil intent. To further confirm the dual existences of these two opposing alien intelligence networks, Lilly was given a sign, and message, in the autumn of 1974. Flying into Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), Dr. Lilly saw the comet Kahoutek out of the southern sky. Momentarily the comet grew brighter. At this point a message was laser-beamed into Lilly's mind, which said: "We are Solid State Intelligence and we are going to demonstrate our power by shutting down all solid state equipment to LAX."

Dr. Lilly shared his foreboding message with his wife Toni, who was seated next to him. A few minutes later, the pilot instructed the passengers that they were being diverted to Burbank due to a plane that had crash-landed near the runway and had knocked down power lines, causing a power failure at the airport.

As his haphazard use of K intensified, so did the warnings of imminent dangers regarding the survival of mankind, provided by ECCO via 3D Technicolor images beamed into Lilly's mind. These visions were of an apocalyptic nature; scenes of nuclear annihilation seen from an alien's eye view in outer space. The world powers needed to be alerted of this impending tragedy immediately to enable them to avert widespread global devastation, ECCO instructed, or it would be too late. I find it interesting that ECCO's message to Dr. Lilly was much the same as those delivered to the early saucer contactees: our planet was on a collision course toward destruction; all atomic weapons must be dismantled if our planet was ever going to have a chance of surviving in the future. The only difference was that the enemy was us, not "them." Nevertheless, rampant technological progress was to blame for the sorry state of the planet, regardless if it was being facilitated by alien intelligences, or humans.

After three weeks of hourly K injections, Lilly decided that he would travel to the east coast to warn political leaders and members of the media of the threat posed by SSI. In New York, he phoned the White House to warn then President Gerald Ford about "a danger to the human race involving atomic energy and computers." A White House aide fielded the call and, although quite aware, of Dr. Lilly's impressive credentials, was not convinced of the urgency of the matter, and informed him that the President was unavailable.

A young intern who had been assigned to Lilly during this time figured the good doctor had finally flipped his high intelligent lid and attempted to have Lilly committed to a psychiatric hospital. Once again ECCO intervened. Lilly had friends in many high places one of which was the director of this hospital, who saw to it that his old friend was released in short order. When the intrepid intern attempted to commit Lilly to another psychiatric hospital, the same scenario unfolded, and Lilly was once again released. The young intern could only shake his frustrated head in disbelief.

Still following the lead of ECCO, Dr. Lilly continued his ever-escalating injections of K in order to remain in contact with the "space brothers". Soon, though, his sources started to dry up due to concerns by his connections that Lilly had gone too far of the deep end. Consequently this led Lilly in search of other long acting chemicals that would provide him with the same effects as K, but for a greater duration of time. During the experimental trial of another drug of similar nature to K, Dr. Lilly received a phone call from his wife Toni requesting that he bring her spare set of car keys, because she had locked her others in her car. Since she was simply down the road a bit, John jumped on his ten-speed and proceeded to peddle down the road to make the delivery.

When Dr. Lilly decided to ride his ten-speed bike down the road to meet his wife, the drug had not yet taken full effect. But midway through his trip, Lilly was zapped by its intoxicating magic and instantly felt quite wonderful with the wind blowing deliciously through his hair; it was as if he'd taken a trip down memory lane to the days of his free wheeling youth. Unfortunately, this flashbackfull sense of euphoria came screeching to a disastrous halt when the bike chain suddenly jammed, and he was catapulted onto the harsh reality of the concrete pavement, puncturing a lung, breaking several ribs, and suffering cranial contusions. This bicycle crash resulted in several days of hospitalization, where Dr. Lilly was once again visited by the otherworldly representatives from ECCO, who told him he had a choice: He could go away with them "for good" or remain on the planet, mend his body and concentrate on more worldly affairs. The good doctor wisely chose the latter. With this decision came a turning point in his life, and a conscious effort to focus his remaining years not only on more earthly matters — as opposed to the whims and wishes of ECCO — but to dedicate the rest of his life to his wife, Toni, and their soul mate journey together through physical time and space.

Many paranormal parallels can be drawn from the experience of John Lilly, one such being the so-called Near Death Experience (NDE), where Guides, as he called them (the two representatives from ECCO) appeared to Lilly much as figurative angels bathed in light do to others who have experienced NDE. Often, as the seemingly near dead hover before this subjective light, they are offered a choice much similar to the one given Dr. Lilly by his otherworldly benefactors from Earth Coincidence Control Center. Should I stay or should I go?

Not long after this second brush with death Dr. Lilly's close friend and Ketamine research partner, Graig Enright, was involved in a head on collision in the fog on coast Highway One. As Enright lay upon his death bed, he was visited by Dr. Lilly, who took Enrights hand in his, and made the following statement: "It's not so bad to die, Craig. I've been to the brink myself a few times, and I've seen over the edge. The Beings have told me on several occasions that I was free to go with them, but I decided to stay here and continue my work in this vehicle that everyone calls John Lilly; they showed me that I am one of them. 'You are one of us'. I know that you know this because we've been there together. Whatever you do, Craig, I love you." On the very next morning, Dr. Graig Enright shed his mortal coil.

Thus ends another chapter in Dr. Lilly's often adventurous life.

Terminator Symbolism

Human Intelligence over Artifical Stupidity!

The Terminator series is stockful of great symbolism. In the future, artificial intelligence is so advanced it sees the human species as obsolete. The resistance of humans is losing the fight and John Connor, the resistance leader, sends an advanced terminator model back in time to help in his fight to stop the war from beginning by halting A.I. breakthroughs.

John Connor is a hacker, a hacker is not someone who breaks into computer networks. A hacker is someone who learns a system so well he can play with it. Mystics, are reality hackers. John, his mother and Derek Reese (also sent back from the future) have to work with, but not necessarily trust, the terminator robot they sent to help themselves from the future too. This robot could turn against them at anytime, when her 'programming acts up'.

It also symbolizes our enemy is the robot, the droid within, which overcomes us in this story and wreaks havoc on our planet and species. Our programmed & conditioned automaton responses divide us and keep us from the truth. We are all programmed and conditioned by our 'education', the mainstream media, government and religious authorities, our belief systems symbolize the robot within us. What the Terminator story resonates is: dedroidify
Derek Reese: I didn't know Sayles was tracking her, you gottta believe me.
Sarah Connor: I don't have to believe anything. In fact, I don't.

Sarah Connor: So much danger in this world is hidden behind masks, we tell our children stories of good and evil, while knowing it's not that simple. True evil doesn't give us time to fight, or to be afraid (don't agree with this phrase though :p, far from it). We keep our heads down never bothering to look behind the masks, and in doing so, we resign ourselves to terrible faiths we can never see coming.

Circuit 2&4 CEO BS

CEOs Defend Their High Pay on Hill
Several of the executives did acknowledge public resentment over the fact that large company CEOs now receive about 600 times what the average worker earns, compared to about 40 times in 1980.

The question, said Richard Parsons, chairman of Citigroup's personnel and compensation committee, is 'how do we remain competitive without contributing to something that could be tearing at the fabric of society.'

Well how about coming back down to earth & realizing you're not 600 times better than the average worker, you criminal thieves. I swear how people are not in the streets en masse is a mystery to me.

Nuclear Assault - Brainwashed

lol


Nuclear Assault - Brainwashed

Radio, an insidious form, helps shape your thoughts making you conform
Programming music easy listening, help you achieve that moronic grip
Playing you regurgitated pap, selling products that are mostly crap
Rarely hearing music you want to hear, it has an effect over all these years
Why don't you think for yourself
Live in this self made hell
Television, the idiot tube, helps to raise our children as fools
Watch the news see what they want you to see,
our awareness is limited by network
Moronic sit-coms and one-sided news
alter your feeling give you conformist views
Why can't you get that garbage out of your head
you'd better off to read a good book instead

Newspapers, what do they say,
not much I think when they want school kids to pray
Getting the facts from some daily news,
you hate the system but adhere to its view
Blaming the dead because they can't complain,
shielding officials holding them above
You'd better wake up and see what's plain to see,
or end up a willing part of the machine!

Thanks WoundedFreedom

Ouroboros, CERN, and A Trip Through the Water Door

The fascinating Synchromystic video maker Steve Willner has another wonderful vid up at Labyrinth of the Psychonaut, be sure to go to his site to read all the info, there's also a preview of the extra content his feature vids contain. I just put the vid here too so the post looks better ;p. This latest one deals with the symbolism of the Ouroboros, CERN (see earlier post on this here) and Water as a symbol for the unconscious (or 'sub'conscious ;p)



Synchromysticism: "The art of realizing meaningful coincidence in the seemingly mundane with mystical or esoteric significance." Jake Kotze

Robert Anton Wilson - Maybe Logic Exercises

Wanna Instant Message?

I'm looking for some more kindred spirits to communicate with, to learn from, to share with, etc on Microsoft Messenger, Yahoo & AIM. (I can use Trillian - all in one messenger)

If you're interested you can contact me through commenting on this blogpost here (I won't publish it then of course ;p), through the social networks (see bar on the right), or contact me through my guestbook, no need to mark it private I won't publish these messages (all messages need approval). This are the safest and quickest way me thinks ;)

[Been really busy lately so not inviting any new people anymore cause I'm not on IMs much anyway]

The world's first time machine?

Time travel could be a reality within just three months, Russian mathematicians have claimed.

They believe an experiment nuclear scientists plan to carry out in underground tunnels in Geneva in May could create a rift in the fabric of the universe.

The European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) hopes its "atom-smashing" tests - which aim to recreate the conditions in the first billionth of a second after the "Big Bang'" created everything - will shed invaluable light on the origins of the universe.

But Irina Aref'eva and Igor Volovich, of Moscow's Steklov Mathematical Institute, say the energy produced by forcing tiny particles to collide at close to the speed of light could open the door to visitors from the future.

According to Einstein's general theory of relativity, any large amounts of matter or energy will distort the space and time that surrounds it.

If the energy or mass is large enough, it is claimed that time can be distorted so much that it folds back on itself - creating a wormhole, or time tunnel, between the present and the future.

But Dr Brian Cox, a member of CERN and one of Britain's leading experts in particle physics, is highly sceptical about the Russian claims, calling them "nothing more than a good science fiction story".

Black-ops Badges



I could tell you but then you would have to be destroyed by me
Emblems from the Pentagon's Black World.
by Trevor Paglen

Revenge of the Puppy


Revenge of the Puppy

Friday, March 7, 2008

Philip K. Dick’s Phylogenic Memory and the Divine Fire

By Brad Steiger
In my book Gods of Aquarius: UFOs and the Transformation of Man [Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1976], I introduced the concept of the Star People, individuals who feel that they bear within their genes awareness acquired by extraterrestrial interaction with humans in prehistoric or ancient times and who have now been activated by DNA memory to fulfill a mission in assisting others in their spiritual and evolutionary advancement.

Sometime after the book's publication, I received a letter from Philip K. Dick, who told me that he suspected that he was such an individual as those whom I had profiled in the book. He had first realized this in 1974 when his own “DNA memory packet” began to fire within his psyche.

At that time, he told me, he was shown in a vision, “more properly, an inner hologram,” the cover of my book, Revelation: The Divine Fire (Prentice-Hall, 1973). A feminine voice told him that this book would help him to understand what was occurring to him. He was also told by the voice to get in touch with me.

Read the rest here! (nicer to look at)
Original Source

Thanks Figgz! Amazing article.

Aha!

A really great guy called Figgz is spreading the word on my site and I had to share this funny tidbit:

"What I've been doing is using blank stickers with this on it:
Ideas Are Toys
~~~~~~~~~
www.Dedroidify.com
~~~~~~~~~
The Search For Truth
Is A Game
btw, I just put these stickers up about 2 weeks ago and all of the ones I still see regularly are still there. One of them I found that someone wrote under
'the search for truth is a game', 'fuck thats why so many lose' LOL"

Timeless Wisdom from the Inventors of America


Timeless Wisdom from the Inventors of America

Thanks IlluminatiArchives.com

The Shy Person’s Guide to Talking to Strangers

Read the entire Pickthebrain.com article here

...Fortunately, developing the skill of talking to strangers is easy. Once you get started the immense benefits and excitement it brings will encourage you to keep going.


It comes down to three things:

  1. Understanding the benefits of talking to strangers.
  2. Knowing how to deal with the occasional rejection or unpleasant encounter.
  3. Breaking down your fear through practice.

Thanks Kieran

Timothy Leary on Erowid

Timothy Francis Leary was born is Springfield, Massachusetts in 1920. He attended West Point in the early '40s (where he didn't exactly fit in) and then served in the military during WWII. He earned his PhD in psychology from U.C. Berkeley and taught there briefly but moved to Harvard after his first wife's death. He first took psilocybin mushrooms in 1960 during a trip to Mexico. When he returned to Harvard he began the Harvard Psilocybin Project, studying the effects of psilocybin on humans. As part of the project he, along with Richard Alpert and Ralph Metzner, gave psilocybin to a series of volunteers including Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, Neal Cassady, and Arthur Koestler, among others.

Check out the Erowid page with its goodies. (Thanks Kieran)

Beyond Weird


Beyondweird.com
Stuff of the astral, occult, magick, witchcraft, wicca, conspiracy, crowley, healing, einstein, burroughs, dreams, chakras, obe's and more.
ANTIBOTHIS is a collection of book anthologies featuring texts, interviews showcasing a variety of ideas that are a genuine alternative to the dogma of conformity, the commitment to disconnect the cables of corporhate coolonization, disinverting cultural reality through the dissemination and dispersion of alternatives vortices of information and infinite chaotic propaganda, speculation, simulation, stimulation, to revolutionize the dynamics of life in a total process of cultural transformation, reclaiming our guts and revolt in the name of imagination in opposition to a toxic life of low awareness, herd mentality and programmed though, infecting human minds and alter their behaviour.

Belief Systems & Fairy Tales

BELIEF SYSTEMS are sort of fairy tales that are used as a substitute for reality when (1) reality is not known or (2) reality is preferred not to be known. Although a belief system may be a logical construct, it is not necessarily true. Truth has no relationship to logic. Logical constructs can be designed to prove anything. The classic example is the science which "proves" that a bumble bee cannot possibly fly. Clearly, the bumble bee lives in a different belief system because it seems to have no trouble at all flying around. Essentially all the population of Earth lives under one or more of many belief systems.

From somewhere on http://3108.info/
This site is pretty out there even for me ;p believe nothing & explore everything
I will read more when possible and post more undoubtedly fascinating stuff later

The Unauthorized History of Myspace.com

Why do social networking sites suck?
Censorship, malware, spyware, spying, deleting of profiles without warning, retarded & subliminal ads, likelihood of getting put into a nice little database of conscious people :p etc. What if it's called the World Wide Web, because it'll catch anyone with a brain the authorities don't like? :p

What's 'good' about them?
Social networking with retarded, dated & buggy technology :p
here's to progress!


The Unauthorized History of Myspace.com part 1


The Unauthorized History of Myspace.com part 2

Tool: Vicarious


Tool: Vicarious (City of Lost Children)

Alex Jones: Question your Reality


Alex Jones: Question your Reality

It's hard to take this guy 100% seriously, but I liked some of this vid.

Bob Dylan stuff

Todd Haynes's much anticipated Bob Dylan biopic is coming soon: I'm Not There — Ruminations on the life of Bob Dylan, where six characters embody a different aspect of the musician's life and work.

Critics who are well known for being full of shit most of the time say the film "jumps all over the place," is "densely idiosyncratic," and lacks "a thread of narrative coherence." In other words, it's a fitting tribute to rock and roll's most iconic absurdist. Dylan's made baffling music (Self Portrait), books (his 1966 novel, Tarantula), and films (1978's Renaldo and Clara, 2003's Masked and Anonymous). (Butchered article from a dumbass online shitcollective called "NY Entertainment")


Time magazine, 1965.


Bob Dylan - San Francisco 1965 Press Conference


Eat the Document, 1965. with John Lennon

Revolution March on Washington 2008 - Ron Paul


Revolution March on Washington 2008 - Ron Paul




Ron Paul Revolution

Cool Computer Technology


Pen Instrument replaces computer & keyboard


New Imaging and Social Technology

NSA Documentary




Top secret NSA (No Such Agency :p)- by Discovery Channel - 1/5

Watch the rest of this Blue Pill docu here



Thanks Trinity

Beyond Investigation U.S.S. Hornet


Beyond Investigation U.S.S. Hornet

Noam Chomsky on Society


Noam Chomsky on Society

Tool - Reflection (Live)


Tool - Reflection (Live)

I have come curiously close to the end, down
Beneath my self-indulgent pitiful hole,
Defeated, I concede and move closer
I may find comfort here.
I may find peace within the emptiness,
How pitiful.

It's calling me...

And in my darkest moment, fetal and weeping
The moon tells me a secret, my confidant
As full and bright as I am
This light is not my own and
A million light reflections pass over me
The source is bright and endless
She resusitates the hopeless
Without her, we are lifeless satellites drifting

And as I pull my head out I am without one doubt
Don't wanna stay down here surving my narcissism
I must crucify the ego before it's far too late
I pray the light lifts me out
Before I pine away.

So crucify the ego, before it's far too late
And leave behind this place so negative and blind and cynical
And you will come to find that we are all one mind
Capable of all that's imagined and all conceivable
So let the light touch you and let the words spill through
Just let them pass right through bringing out our hope and reason
Before we pine away

Thanks Dave

Police State 2008?


Police State 2008?

Paul Craig Roberts, a Republican who worked in the Reagan administration, is predicting a 9-11 type of attack before the 2008 elections. If that occurs, Bush can declare martial law and begin arresting those who disagree with his foreign policy (based on Executive Orders recently issued by the Bush Administration that grant the president these powers and more.)

Thursday, March 6, 2008

A Quote that will not go away

"We have become a Nazi monster in the eyes of the whole world-a nation of bullies and bastards who would rather kill than live peacefully. We are not just Whores for power and oil, but killer whores with hate and fear in our hearts. We are human scum, and that is how history will judge us... No redeeming social value. Just whores. Get out of our way, or we'll kill you. Well, shit on that dumbness. George W. Bush does not speak for me or my son or my mother or my friends or the people I respect in this world. We didn't vote for these cheap, greedy little killers who speak for America today- and we will not vote for them again in 2002. Or 2004. Or ever. Who does vote for these dishonest shitheads? Who among us can be happy and proud of having all this innocent blood on our hands? Who are these swine? These flag-sucking half-wits who get fleeced and fooled by stupid little rich kids like George Bush? They are the same ones who wanted to have Muhammad Ali locked up for refusing to kill "gooks". They speak for all that is cruel and stupid and vicious in the American character. They are racists and hate mongers among us-they are the Ku Klux Klan. I piss down the throats of these Nazis. And I am too old to worry about whether they like it or not. Fuck them."
~Hunter S. Thompson 1939 - 2005

and also:
"They're gonna make it look like suicide, I know how these bastards think."
Hunter S. Thompson (was working on 9/11 story)

Esoteric Agenda clips


Esoteric Agenda 12/13

Featuring Gregg Baden and the 100th monkey effect

Esoteric Agenda clip 13/13

Full documentary

Eckhart Tolle & Oprah: A New Earth

I don't trust Oprah too much, but Eckhart Tolle is the man.


Webclass 1-1


Webclass 1-2


Webclass 1-3

Official link

Hillary and the New World Order


Hillary and the New World Order

Thanks to Illuminatiarchives.org

Texas UFO witnesses threatened for talking to media?

'Reports are surfacing that indicate someone may be trying to intimidate witnesses who spoke to the news media. According to recent articles in the Stephenville, Texas, local newspaper, at least one witness to the recent UFO sighting who made public statements to the Associated Press and other news outlets is concerned about threats that are apparently connected to his statements to the media.' (American Chronicle article).

Thanks to Media-Underground.net

Some disturbing but must see vids


KBR/Halliburton 'Water Purification 'in Iraq


Scarborough Country: Medication with AIDS Virus


Fritjof Capra: Genetically modifying food


Eisenhower farewell address: warns for Military Industrial Complex


The Corporation (full docu)

Thanks to Emanations of Love for the vids

Obama man can('t)


The Obama man can('t)

From the Schnitt show

Jericho: Martial Law warning or Predictive Programming

In the second season of Jericho, we find out that lots of big US cities have been struck by nuclear bombs. In the last episode 2x04 we find out that a corporation made a disaster emergency plan, the government approved it and then the few in charge set out to destroy the US as you know it to get even more power.

The city of Jericho and the country are now under martial law, a corporation thug who works for Ravenwood, a fictional Blackwater private military force, is running the city and covers up anything their company does. People die.

This is a warning (or predictive programming) to all people how easy it can be to take over a country using false flag operations. Investigate history and you'll find false flag ops started the most famous conflicts and wars. For profit or gain for a group of individuals.

Even fictional tv shows are putting out warnings.
Claim your sovereignty and your civil liberties.

Check this post too

MTV: The holocaust happened to people like us

(video down on youtube already, thanks censoring YouTube assmunchers!)



holy crap this is by MTV, making you think? (see comment) If you watch all their reality crap, you'd think their mission was the opposite? :p They're great clips, though don't get too excited.
If you go to the link, you'll see the illusion of choice puppetshow McCain & Hillary, telling you your vote matters, Count Guliani, and Obama among popular tags too. My it'd be a shame if some conscious people put some real brainfood on there wouldn't it? You can Sign up here

Was the Bible written while high?

The biblical Israelites may have been high on a hallucinogenic plant when Moses brought the Ten Commandments down from Mount Sinai, according to a new study by an Israeli psychology professor.

Writing in the British journal Time and Mind, Benny Shanon of Jerusalem's Hebrew University said two plants in the Sinai desert contain the same psychoactive molecules as those found in plants from which the powerful Amazonian hallucinogenic brew ayahuasca is prepared.

The thunder, lightning and blaring of a trumpet which the Book of Exodus says emanated from Mount Sinai could just have been the imaginings of a people in an "altered state of awareness", Shanon hypothesised.

"In advanced forms of ayahuasca inebriation, the seeing of light is accompanied by profound religious and spiritual feelings," Mr Shanon wrote.

"On such occasions, one often feels that in seeing the light, one is encountering the ground of all Being ... many identify this power as God."

Mr Shanon wrote that he was very familiar with the affects of the ayahuasca plant, having "partaken of the ... brew about 160 times in various locales and contexts".

He said one of the psychoactive plants, harmal, found in the Sinai and elsewhere in the Middle East, has long been regarded by Jews in the region as having magical and curative powers.

Some biblical scholars were unimpressed. Orthodox rabbi Yuval Sherlow told Israel Radio: "The Bible is trying to convey a very profound event. We have to fear not for the fate of the biblical Moses, but for the fate of science." (rofl)

I've got three letters for you people: DMT (Divine Moments of Truth)

Also see this earlier post

Winning the hearts & minds of Iraqis


Winning the hearts & minds of Iraqis

George Carlin on Soft Language


George Carlin: Soft Language

Cryptozoology with Loren Coleman and BBG's Joel Johnson


Cryptozoology with Loren Coleman and BBG's Joel Johnson

Pat Buchanan References Moloch In Opinion-Editorial

America rose to power behind a Republican tariff wall. What has free trade wrought? Lost
sovereignty. A sinking dollar. A hollowing out of U.S. manufacturing. Stagnant wages. Wives forced into the labor market to maintain the family income. Mass indebtedness to foreign nations, and a deepening dependency on foreign goods and borrowings to pay for them. We have sacrificed our country on the altar of this Moloch, the mythical Global Economy."

Each year establishment cronies descend on a place called the Bohemian Grove in Northern California where they engage in an occult mock human sacrifice ritual to the demon Moloch. The occult ritual is called the Cremation of Care and culminates in a mock human sacrifice being offered to Moloch. As bizarre as it sounds high level men in American government and business go to the Bohemian Grove on a yearly basis and take part in this ritual. George HW Bush, Jimmy Carter, Henry Kissinger, Newt Gingrich, Bill Richardson, Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan and other high level minions pushing for a New World Order have attended.

Buchanan states in his editorial that phony free trade deals are causing our country to be sacrificed on the altar of this Moloch, the mythical Global Economy. Below is the paragraph that contains the Moloch reference.

America rose to power behind a Republican tariff wall. What has free trade wrought? Lost sovereignty. A sinking dollar. A hollowing out of U.S. manufacturing. Stagnant wages. Wives forced into the labor market to maintain the family income. Mass indebtedness to foreign nations, and a deepening dependency on foreign goods and borrowings to pay for them. We have sacrificed our country on the altar of this Moloch, the mythical Global Economy.

This is an obvious reference by Buchanan to the Cremation of Care ritual that involves the mock human sacrifice to Moloch. Why else would Buchanan choose to include this reference, especially considering that many of these people who are pushing for global government attend the Bohemian Grove and engage in this ritual involving Moloch? These are the same people who are pushing free trade deals as a pretext to tear down borders in order to help form their one world government. It appears as if Buchanan is making a clear reference to the Cremation of Care ritual.

Even though Buchanan is a frequent guest of establishment cable news programs, it appears as if he may know all about the bizarre occult rituals that many of these New World Order cronies participate in and chose to include the Moloch reference in order to poke fun at these people and maybe draw some attention to the Bohemian Grove and this ritual involving Moloch. Buchanan has been one of the fiercest critics of the New World Order allowed on establishment media outlets and this might be a sign that he’s had enough with the madness that has taken place in this country.

One thing is for certain, anyone participating in a mock human sacrifice to a Canaanite deity named Moloch is no Christian and many of the people who attend the Bohemian Grove where this ritual takes place actually claim they are good Christian men. It is a big joke.

From Leviticus 18.21
"And you shall not let any of your seed pass through l'Molech, neither shall you profane the name of your God: I am the Lord."

Think I got this from Digg
but if the past changes I'll change the credit ;p

Let MSNBC know what you think

Let MSNBC know what you think about their reporter's "joke" about sending people who question 9/11 to secret prisons. This is the same network and Scarborough is the same anchor who last year hosted calls for Rosie O'Donnell's death for questioning 9/11.

MSNBC
Phone: 212-664-4444
Fax: 212-664-4085
viewerservices@msnbc.com
GeneralComments@feedback.msnbc.com

Mr. Phil Griffin,
Senior Vice President, News
NBC Television Network
30 Rockefeller Plz
New York, NY 10112
phil.griffin@nbc.com

Steve Capus,
President, NBC News
steve.capus@nbc.com
MSNBC
letters@msnbc.com

MSNBC/Microsoft-NBC
30 Rockefeller Plz
3rd Fl
New York, NY 10112
(212) 664-4444

9/11 Truthers Need Special Prison? What about freedom of speech, if it's limited, it ain't freedom


Joe Scarborough will think for you, no we'll have you fired Joe

Just say No!

Because people who voted for Bush's bullshit

aren't gonna bring much change mmmkay?

And no image necessary of McCain & Huckabee,

because of the heavy duh factor & oogliness :p

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Mind Control Cults


Mind Control Cults

"The difference between a cult and a religion is the number of members and the size of the bank account." Robert Anton Wilson

Mouth to Mouth is an interesting and disturbing film about cults.

Jacque Fresco in Future by Design


Jacque Fresco in Future by Design
Just a few topics that might interest people who found this vid interesting: E-prime language (english without "is"), Belief systems and the 8 Circuit Model of consciousness (2nd circuit emotional territorial, divide & conquer through belief systems - people don't defend beliefs with logic, they ignore most or all evidence against them.) Spiral Dynamics theory. Integral Theory in general.

Spielberg launching social network for UFO and paranormal buffs?

From Boingboing.net

TechCrunch reports a rumor that Steven Spielberg is readying a new social network for people who are interested in unusual and/or paranormal phenomena like UFOs and ghosts. According to the TechCrunch post, "the new social network may also have original video content investigating alleged ghosts and UFO stories." This has the potential to be very interesting as Spielberg has had a lifelong interest in this topic. Spielberg's Close Encounters of the Third Kind is one of my all-time favorite films and in later years, I realized how in touch he was with UFO research at the time. This was brought home for me when I learned that esteemed UFO researcher Jacques Vallee, a past president of Institute for the Future where I work, was the inspiration for Claude Lacombe, the French scientist in the film played by François Truffaut. Apparently, Spielberg's interest in strange phenomena wasn't just tied to Close Encounters either. From TechCrunch:
"Spielberg has apparently had at least one paranormal experience himself. There are stories of him staying in a hotel called Excelsior House and being so frightened by ghosts that he fled the room and moved 20 miles away. We’ve also heard anecdotes about Spielberg seeing the ghost of a dead relative repeatedly as a child. Whether based in reality or the product of an exceptional imagination, these experiences may have had an impact on his life’s work and this upcoming social network."
That TechCrunch article seems to be down though, I'd love to check out more of Jacques Vallee's work as Terence McKenna often mentions him as interesting. And I guess after that I'll check out Close Encounters again ;p

Geometric Imagery in Lucid Dreaming

The Dream Studies Portal has a great post up

So, one of my favorite aspects of lucid dreaming is the sometimes spontaneous emergence of abstract geometric imagery composed of light. This imagery includes starbursts, multi-colored snow, orbs of various sizes and colors, lattice work, mandalas, and other geometric light creations.
These days, this kind of non-iconic geometric imagery falls under the umbrella of entoptic imagery, and is also known as form constants (in LSD research) and visual dynamics.
(or any entheogenic experience which can feature geometric imagery)
I thought I would share this classic from the vault because often lucid dreamers feel like they are alone when they describe their own personal introspectionist analysis. It’s always nice to know that others have experienced something similiar.


read the entire post here