Sunday, March 16, 2008
Fascinating stuff on a whole range of topics. Just the first clip embedded, more Nick Begich vids on Livevideo.com
"Most people, including ourselves, live in a world of relative ignorance. We are even comfortable with that ignorance, because it is all we know. When we first start facing truth, the process may be frightening, and many people run back to their old lives. But if you continue to seek truth, you will eventually be able to handle it better. In fact, you want more! It's true that many people around you now may think you are weird or even a danger to society, but you don't care. Once you've tasted the truth, you won't ever want to go back to being ignorant!" - Plato (The Republic)
There is more to this world than what the political, religious & educational authorities, science and the mainstream media show us. The consensus dogmatic-materialist atheist reality is as much BS as the dogmatic-religious representations. The internet is a huge resource of information at your disposal, with a skeptic but open mind can we learn much. This site does not claim to hold answers, merely brainfood. Those who claim answers are highly suspect. Consider kindred spirits who search for truth, be wary of those who say they've found it.
Timothy Leary: Think for yourself. Question authority.
"When a well-packaged web of lies has been sold gradually to the masses over generations, the truth will seem utterly preposterous and its speaker a raving lunatic." Dresden James
"All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed, second it is violently opposed, and third, it is accepted as self-evident." Arthur Schopenhauer
"In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act." G. Orwell
Truth does not change because it is, or is not believed by a majority of the people.
Error runs down an inclined plane, while Truth has to laboriously climb its way up hill.
"If it is not in the media... it did not happen. If it did not happen, but is in the media... we believe it has happened." Charles T. Tart
"...if the American people had ever known the truth about what we Bushes have done to this nation, we would be chased down in the streets and lynched." George H.W. Bush - interview 1992
"Truth, of course, must of necessity be stranger than fiction; for we have made fiction to suit ourselves." G. K. Chesterton
Are you getting the MESSage?
Shatter your beliefs on the rock of truth!
More Quotes at the Eyeclipse page @ Dedroidify.com
As soon as I can I'm gonna put up a big "Future by Design" post. I'm really inspired by these amazingly practical and wonderful utopic visions!
The Dalai Lama has said he fears there will be more deaths in Tibet unless Beijing changes its policies towards the Chinese-controlled region.
So boycot the Olympics, what? it's not like you're gonna watch 'em. And let's not piss off China too much unless you wanna be invaded, have your country become a nuclear waste dump and see the entire world do nothing about it.
Saturday, March 15, 2008
Joe clocks in to work, appointments with a Hooker, the Holy Spirit and a Cock blocker. Warning: graphic language, boobies & other female anatomy, and tachyons, watch out for the tachyons.
Thanks TechnOccult & Joe Rogan
D.C. Dinner Party Horror: Cult Leader Hosts "Washington Times" Party, Embarrasses Everyone
A human being is a part of the whole called by us "Universe," a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest- a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness.
This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty." Albert Einstein
Reality tunnel (aka world view, world model, reference frame, intentionality etc) is a term coined by Timothy Leary and popularised by Robert Anton Wilson. It refers to the concept that with a subconscious set of filters formed from their beliefs and experiences, everyone interprets this same world differently, hence "Truth is in the eye of the beholder". This is not necessarily meant to imply that there is no objective truth; just that our access to it is mediated through our senses, experience, conditioning, prior beliefs, and other non-objective factors. The individual world each person occupies is said to be their reality tunnel. The term can also apply to groups of people united by beliefs: we can speak of the fundamentalist Christian reality tunnel, the scientific materialist reality tunnel, the libertarian reality tunnel, etc
The concept of reality tunnels fits in nicely with the scientific concept of confirmation bias by which we tend to notice and assign significance to observations that confirm our prior beliefs, while filtering out or rationalizing away observations that do not fit with what we believe. This helps to explain why reality tunnels are usually transparent to their inhabitants. While it seems most people take their beliefs to correspond to the "one true objective reality," Robert Anton Wilson emphasizes that each person's reality tunnel is their own artistic creation, whether they realize it or not.
Through various techniques one can break down old reality tunnels and impose new reality tunnels by removing old filters and replacing them with new ones, new perspectives on reality - at will. This is achieved through various processess of deprogramming using meditation, controlled use of hallucinogens, neuro-linguistic programming, cybernetics, hypnosis, bio-feedback devices, and forcibly acting out other Reality Tunnels. Thus, it is believed one's Reality Tunnel can be widened to take full advantage of human potential and experience reality on more positive levels! Robert Anton Wilson's Prometheus Rising is (among other things) a guidebook to the exploration of various reality tunnels, breaking through the current one and opening our minds to a whole new world.
The most ideal Reality Tunnel would be the most open one. 'Believe Nothing; Explore Everything' the main philosophy, so instead of travelling between separate Reality Tunnels you create one that encompasses everything. Beliefs are just one's own dogma, they filter out too much of reality. Catmas however are relative metabeliefs, or flexible temporary opinions of which many, even contradictory, can be held in one's consciousness simultaniously. This way we have a larger map of reality and thus a wider perspective. We could achieve a lot more progress if we could evolve beyond belief systems, which are defended emotionally, not rationally. Wether religious, ideological, political (political bias study link) or even scientific. When you are able to open your mind to many differing and conflicting views that hold their own merit, there will be much less or no confirmation bias on your part as you are able to make many new connections. Consider ideas, ideologies, viewpoints, etc like toys. You know you can't play with one toy all the time before it gets boring, so you switch toys often. Believe nothing, it is the highest form of intelligence! (and absolutely necessary in researching history or how to consciously evolve.) See the Reality Tunnel wikipedia page.
Do you know, that there may be no ultimate truth?
"Intelligence is the capacity to receive, decode and transmit information efficiently. Stupidity is blockage of this process at any point. Bigotry, ideologies etc. block the ability to receive; robotic reality-tunnels block the ability to decode or integrate new signals; censorship blocks transmission."
Robert Anton Wilson
"Whenever people are certain they understand our peculiar situation here on this planet, it is because they have accepted a religious Faith or a secular Ideology (Ideologies are the modern form of Faiths) and just stopped thinking."
Robert Anton Wilson
"We can all see how other people's BS (belief system or bullshit :p) makes them blind and "stupid" at times, but we find it very hard to notice how our own BS is doing the same to us. This is what anthropologists call 'acculturalization.' Following Gurdjieff, I prefer to call it hypnosis... Every politician knows how to induce hypnosis, and very damned few people on the whole planet know how to de-hypnotize themselves. The world is not governed by facts or logic. It is governed by BS (belief systems)."
Robert Anton Wilson
1. Never believe totally in anybody else's BS.
2. Never believe totally in your own BS.
Robert Anton Wilson
Much more quotes here
Withdraws into its happiness :
The mind, that ocean where each kind
Does straight its own resemblance find ;
Yet it creates, transcending these,
Far other worlds, and other seas ;
Annihilating all that's made
To a green thought in a green shade.
The Garden by Andrew Marvell
The midget - which wears a pointy hat and has a distinctive sideways walk - was caught on video last week by a terrified group of youngsters.
Friday, March 14, 2008
(as intuition or insight).
And whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.
With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beatiful world.
Strive to be happy.
From iao131: Psychological Commentary on Liber AL vel Legis
"The United States has a notorious record of trampling on the sovereignty of and violating human rights in other countries," it said.
"The invasion of Iraq by American troops has produced the biggest human rights tragedy and the greatest humanitarian disaster in modern world."
It also criticised civilian deaths in Afghanistan, secret prisons and torture of detainees.
"'Secret prison' and 'torturing prisoners' have become synonymous with America," the report said.Tsss, those two.
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Jimmie's Chicken Shack - 30 Days
Jimmy HaHa is the frontman for the great bands: Jarflys, Jimmie's Chicken Shack and Irresistible Smell of Decay.
if I don't kid myself today
if I don't care about a thing
would I be light enough to fly
and if I just rid myself
the weight of memories and doubts
would I be light enough to fly
if the world was flat would you jump off
I think I'd float down like a feather
she lights the stars in the sky you know
angels can see them clear through foul weather
and when the race ends
will we all fall down
safe and sound
as she wakes up and i'm caught staring again
she asks me "what did you dream?"
I haven't stopped and isn't this part of it
as we lay rivers where once were streams
and when the race ends
will we all fall down
safe and sound
if we lost our way
would we trade it now
for the way we found
without the sun
just a little scared of what might become
and we're home when we're together
home when we're together
we are home when we're together
Matrixmasters' Psychedelic Salon also has a podcast called Controlling the Culture up about it too
Thanks very much to Altered States for the info.
The prostitutes, some as young as 13, are among the 1.2 million desperate Iraqis who fled to Syria after Bush's invasion of Iraq in 2003, according to the U.K. Independent.
Read on here, by Bob Fertik
Harry Potter Witchcraft Repackaged
"Making Evil Look Innocent" LOL, prepare to laugh!
Hosts Robert S. McGee and Caryl Matrisciana, author and occult researcher, show Rowling's presentation of the following elements of Witchcraft: Mother Goddess, evolution, reincarnation, communing with the dead and spirit world, seasonal nature celebrations, sorcery, divination, spells, curses, meditation, occult symbology, black magic, demon possession, dark aspects of Witchcraft, and more.
Viewers will see how young readers today, more than any other time in history, have an abundance of occult resources easily available to them and learn how to answer difficult questions and clearly explain the Harry Potter series to their children, grandchildren and concerned friends.
The Occult Experience
This film interviews many Occultists from various traditions including the founders of the Temple of Set, Michael Aquino and Lillith Aquino. It also includes clips from Anton Lavey's Satanists as well and shows H.R. Gigers art.
Galactic Alignment, Floyd, and The Hyperdimensional Bees
You will find all 8 pages of this story here. The file sizes are rather large (120-140K each) so that the text was readable and the detail visible. Enjoy The Religious Experience of Philip K. Dick. In typical Dick fashion, you will find that it raises more questions than it answers.
Brought to you by R. Crumb, Weirdo magazine and your friends at philipKdick.com
Click the picture for bigger version, the vescica pisces symbol that PKD saw and put in his book VALIS - I saw too synchronistically on an otherwise unmarked car the morning of the day after I read that page in the book.
So familiar and overwhelmingly warm
This one, this form I hold now
Embracing you, this reality here
This one, this form I hold now
So wide-eyed and hopeful
Wide-eyed and hopefully wild
We barely remember what came before this precious moment
Choosing to be here right now, hold on, stay inside
This body holding me, reminding me that I am not alone in
This body makes me feel eternal, all this pain is an illusion
Wizard of Oz - Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd Dub
The Wizard of Oz was produced as a motion picture in 1939 by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. (Book by L. Frank Baum; Adaption by Noel Langley ; Screenplay by Florence Ryerson, Noel Langley, and Edgar Allan Woolf; Lyrics by E. Y. Harburg; Produced by Mervyn LeRoy; Directed by Victor Fleming.)
Many people believe [I can't stand those words - blog admin] that The Wizard of Oz was (and is) [Note from blog admin: there are many, many interpretations possible] an allegory for the radically new state of affairs that existed in America in the 1930s, following the stock market crash and the bankruptcy of the United States Government which occurred immediately thereafter. For all extents and purposes, it can still be viewed as the current state of affairs, inasmuch as the allegorical nature, the clues strewn throughout the story, are still relevant today. The authors of Redemption in Law, Theory and Practice [BBC of America, 2000] have, for example, provided an interesting interpretation of the story of The Wizard of Oz, one which bears a considerable amount of attention being paid. Much of what follows, comes from pages 180 to 185 of their book.
The initial setting of the story is, of course, Kansas , the geographical center of the USA , and the symbol for the heartland of America . The tornado (twister) that arrives is all about the whirling confusion that existed after the stock market crash, the theft of the country's gold, the US Bankruptcy, and the Great Depression. The twister takes Dorothy and her dog, Toto, into a new, artificial dimension, above the solid ground of Kansas . Upon their arrival, Dorothy notes: "Toto, I have a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore."
Right on, Dorothy. After the bankruptcy, Kansas was no longer "Kansas", but now "KS", an artificial corporate venue of the bankrupt US, a newly established "federal territory", and part of the "Federal Zone". Dorothy and Toto were "in this state", which according to Redemption in Law, implies they were for tax jurisdiction purposes in the " District of Columbia " (aka " United States ") - whereas Kansas is not included in "this state", "KS" is.
One of the first entities Dorothy met was the Scarecrow, who represented the legal Straw Man which had been created as an artificial aspect of the former American sovereigns The 'Strawman' has, or bestows, the status of 'plantation slave' upon the man or woman whose body by which the Straw Man is identified. The legal term, Straw Man, describes a fictitious or artificial person created by law at one's birth via the inscription in all-capital letters on the birth document/certificate - the latter being document of title and a negotiable instrument. It is allegedly by way of the Straw Man that the creditors of the US Bankruptcy can so effectively (and legally?) take for their own use the benefits of individuals' labor, creativity, talents, and productivity.
In the movie, the Scarecrow describes his straw-man persona by noting: "Some people without brains do an awful lot of talking. Of course, I'm not bright about doing things." The Scarecrow then succinctly describes himself in the classic song, "If I Only Had a Brain." The lyrics include: "I'd unravel every riddle, For every ..individdle,' In trouble or in pain." The translation is that for every individual, who discovers the existence of his or her legal Straw Man, all political and legal mysteries, complexities, and confusions begin to be resolved.
And once that same individual takes legal title to his or her Straw Man, he or she can protect themselves from legal trouble or legal damage.
The Tin Man arrives next on the scene - i.e. the "T-I-N" (Taxpayer Identification Number) Man is a hollow man of metal, a "vessel" or "vehicle", the newly created commercial code words for the Straw Man. Just as the Scarecrow/Straw Man has no brain, the Tin Man has no heart. Both are "artificial persons". Natural person are created by nature or God, while artificial persons are created by human laws, for the purposes of society/government ("bodies politic" or "corporations").
One of the definitions in Webster's Dictionary is "counterfeit". Thus the Tin Man might also represent the mechanical and heartless aspect of commerce and commercial law. As they are reputed to say in the Mafia: "Nothing personal, it's just business."
The Tin Man also carries an ax. Did you ever wonder about that? The ax is a traditional symbol for that which is above a King. In this case, commercial law, i.e. Corporate Rule is above the sovereign! It's not a nice connotation - no more than the "Axis Powers" of World War II included Nazi Germany, Italy (a fascist state) and Japan; or the more recent "Axis of Evil", coined by President George Bush in 2002, but curiously not yet applied to Cheney, Ashcroft and himself - the ABCs of such.
The Tin Man, expressing relief after Dorothy had oiled his arm, said: "I've held that ax up for ages." And perhaps he is still having to do so. For the symbol for fascism is the "fasces", a bundle of rods with an ax bound up in the middle, but with its blade projecting. This fasces may be found on the American Mercury-head Dime (the Roman deity Mercury was the God of Commerce), and on the wall behind, and on each side of, the speaker's podium in the US Senate (each gold fasces being approximately six feet in height). At the base of the podium of the seal of the US Senate are two crossed fasces. Hmmmm...
Dorothy, the Scarecrow and Tin Man are soon joined by the Cowardly Lion. Known as the "king of the beasts", it's surprising to find one so cowardly. It appears to represent the once-fearless American people who had lost their courage, the courage to denounce the US Bankruptcy, and inform its creditors that they were not the chattel that could be used as collateral for the monies allegedly owed. Of course, dealing with the IRS tends to leave most of us in the cowardly state; but that is due in large part to the heartless, brainless actions of an organization operating strictly under the laws of Commerce.
In order for Dorothy and the gang to find the Wizard (the supposed answer to their prayers), they had to "follow the yellow brick road." In other words, follow the money - the trail of the gold taken from America - and find who had absconded with it.
It's important to recall from the beginning of the movie, that the Wizard was represented by a traveling mystic, a "Professor Marvel," whom Dorothy had first encountered when she ran away with Toto. The Professor's shingle claimed that he was "Acclaimed by the Crowned Heads of Europe, Past, Present, and Future."
That's quite a claim - to include the future - but seems well justified in that the Wizard is still acclaimed by the "crowned heads of Europe." Before the Banksters looted America, they had already disempowered the monarchies of Europe and looted their kingdoms. And with a human skull atop the perch above the door to his wagon, the Wizard began to lecture Dorothy about the priests of Isis and Osiris and the days of Egypt 's pharaohs.
Between 1916 and 1933, most of America's gold was rounded up - aided by President Franklin Roosevelt (whose physical problems may well have symbolized America's "crippled state").
The gold went to The Federal Reserve private Bank, and was shipped off by the Fed owners to England and Germany . This was accomplished because of the fact Federal Reserve Notes could be redeemed in gold, and their use carried an interest penalty that could also only be paid in gold. The US traded its gold for paper, while its previous currency, United States Notes, carried no such interest requirement. When the US Bankruptcy was declared in 1993, there was the added caveat that all Americans were required to turn in all gold coins, gold bullion, and gold certificates by May 1 .
Our heroine was Dorothy Gale. Did you know her last name? Or that a gale, with the impact of water as well as wind, is considered potentially more powerful than a tornado? In any case, when she and her friends emerged from the forest, they were elated to see the Emerald City only a short distance away. The Wicked Witch of the West, desperate for the ruby slippers that Dorothy was wearing, knew she had to make her move before Dorothy and the others were inside the walls of Emerald City. But what was so special about Dorothy's slippers? Was the Wicked Witch an earlier version of Imelda Marcus? Or something else?
Obviously, Dorothy's red-colored, ruby slippers were the same color as blood, as in flesh and blood, thus symbolizing a living, breathing man or woman - i.e. a non-corporation, a natural person. As such her slippers also symbolized "private" as opposed to "public". (Even a Social InSecurity card uses a red serial number, signifying the private-side account and its attachment to the public-side.) It is likely the ruby slippers symbolized the blood in the veins of the American people - as opposed to "citizens of the United States", where the blue and black ink on a birth certificate is the "corporate blood". The Wicked Witch wanted the life blood of the living human beings - not just their Straw Men.
Her tactic was to cover the countryside with poppy flowers - i.e the source of heroin, opium, and morphine - symbolically drugging Dorothy et alia into unconsciousness, and then just step in and snatch the slippers. i.e. dull the senses of the American people and then slip in and swipe the gold.
The drugging worked on Dorothy, the Lion and Toto, the flesh and blood friends, but did not affect the artificial persons of the Scarecrow and Tin Man. The latter two cried out for help, and the Good Witch of the North came to the rescue with a blanket of snow to nullify the narcotic effect of the poppies on Dorothy, the Lion and Toto. [So, who's the "Good Witch of the North"? Perhaps, that remains to be seen.]
The identity of the Wicked Witch of the West is pretty clear. Recall that her counterpart in the first part of the film was "Almira Gulch", who supposedly "owned half the county" (or perhaps half the country). Miss Gulch had arrived at Dorothy's farm with an "Order from the Sheriff" (an Executive Order from President Roosevelt?) demanding that Toto be handed over, because allegedly he had bitten Miss Gulch.
Despite Aunt Em's assertion about Toto ("He's really gentle, with gentle people, that is.") Miss Gulch pressed her case saying that to withhold Toto would be to "go against the law". When Dorothy refused to surrender toto, Miss Gulch lashed out with, "If you don't hand over that dog I'll bring a damned suit that'll take your whole farm!" 70% of the attorneys in the world reside in the West - America. 95% of all lawsuits in the world are filed under US jurisdiction. The Wicked Witch of the West (Miss Gulch) was dressed in black, the choice of color for judges' robes. Thus she represents judges and attorneys, essentially the American legal system (including the attorney-run US Congress). These are the executioners and primary henchmen for transferring the wealth of America from the people to the banksters.
The "Bar" has a curious history. It represents the body of attorneys, counselors, judges and the members of the legal profession. It has been alleged that Black's Law Dictionary, for example, is copyrighted British law and that the so-called American Bar Association is a branch or subset of the Bar Council (the sole bar association in England and Wales). As the copyrighted property of a British company, all state Codes in the US are commercial, private British-owned law. Attorneys may be even worse, if possible, than we thought!
Apparently, the Wicked Witch of the West is nothing more than an operative of the "crowned heads of Europe" (who are owned by the Banksters), and desperately wanted not only the precious metals of America, but the life blood of America's labor. Her counterpart, of course, wanted to take Toto. The word, Toto, comes from the Latin phrase in toto, which according to Black's Law Dictionary (the British "rule book") is: "in the whole, completely." In other words, she wanted everything!
Once Dorothy and the gang had encountered the mighty Wizard of Oz, they initially fell for the illusion. But with Toto's aid in pulling back the curtain, they quickly realized the Wizard was nothing more than a con man. Even when he supposedly helped Scarecrow about getting a "brain", he cited "the land of E Pluribus Unum," which is Latin for "one out of many." This phrase appears on the American One Dollar Bill, but might be thought of as "converting the many into one", i.e. establishing a "sympathizers explanation our foreign policy reversals too pat, simplistic New World Order".
The Wizard was also supposedly amenable to taking Dorothy back in his balloon, but ended up leaving her behind. Fortunately, the Good Witch of the North (Santa Claus?), stepped in to tell Dorothy, "You don't need to be helped. You've always had the power to go back to Kansas ." All she had to do was to use her slippers!
The contention is that everyone has the right and power to reclaim their Sovereignty, but just forgot. The actual act of reclamation - the Remedy and Recourse , is telling the Banksters that you are no longer collateral, i.e. filing with a Secretary of State. Because the IRS (Infernal Revenue Service ) is an accountancy firm and collection agency for the private Federal Reserve Bank, having been constituted under the UCC at its inception in 1954 (and operating strictly in that realm ever since), filing or not filing income tax returns becomes an interesting study in itself. Just be sure to do your own research!
The title of the movie also carries a message. A "wizard", of course, is "a very clever or skillful person." "Oz" on the other hand is an abbreviation for "ounces", which is always the unit of measurement for gold, silver, and other precious metals. Even for large quantities of gold, etceteras, the amount is expressed in million ounces of gold, and not tons or pounds.
In the end, Dorothy (i.e. the American people) and Toto made it home. There is in fact Remedy and Recourse in law. It's there, disguised, camouflaged, encoded. (Why do you think States call their statutory laws, "codes" and not laws?) It's a matter of learning the law. All of it. It's the necessary condition for becoming sovereign once again.
Unless, of course, you'd prefer to continue to be conned by the Banksters.
The Wizard of Oz is really a delightful movie. The fact that it symbolizes one of the worst episodes in the world's history of the denial of freedom or justice, should not be construed to imply that the movie and story are not entertaining. In fact, once the symbolic nature is seen and understood, it is a simple step to smile, take the next step to go beyond it, and go forth as if you knew where you were going. It's all just part of The Fool's Journey, and the strange path we have each chosen to fulfill our diverse and unique destinies.
We always have that choice! It's called Free Will.
Meanwhile, it is worth while recalling the sage advice of Lao Tzu (c. 600 B.C.E) and more recently and succinctly in our Oz analogy, Frank Zappa (May 1977): "The more prohibitions there are, the poorer the people will be."
"The illusion of freedom will continue as long as it's profitable to continue the illusion. At the point where the illusion becomes too expensive to maintain, they will just take down the scenery, they will pull back the curtains, they will move the tables and chairs out of the way, and you will see a brick wall at the back of the theater."
Author Unknown: Thanks for the text Brendan
Terry Jones' Barbarians
Welcome to history from a different point of view...
From the great Reality Sandwich:
A group called The Church of Google is claiming that the most popular Internet search engine site, Google.com, is extensive and far-reaching enough that it may be compared to the traditional view of “God” as an omniscient and infinite being. Their basic argument is that Google exhibits many of the qualities we look for in our gods, yet Google's existence is immediately and easily provable. “We at the Church of Google believe the search engine Google is the closest humankind has ever come to directly experiencing an actual God (as typically defined). We believe there is much more evidence in favor of Google's divinity than there is for the divinity of other more traditional gods. We reject supernatural gods on the notion they are not scientifically provable. Thus, Googlists believe Google should rightfully be given the title of "God", as She exhibits a great many of the characteristics traditionally associated with such Deities in a scientifically provable manner.”
The Archaeus Project was one of the groups active in the 1980s and early 1990s. It was founded in 1982 in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, and during its early years it focused heavily, though not exclusively, on the paranormal. It conducted investigations, sponsored lecture series, held conferences, established a library, and published periodicals and monographs.
Read more at The Daily Grail
Terence McKenna: Transcendental Object at the End of Time
No worry bro. Absolutely amazing.
One of the absolute keys to yoga is the control of the breath. The timed breathing that flows so smoothly with each pose and posture helps one to be more aware of the most fundamental action that your body undertakes each and every moment of your life. Steady, monitored breathing leads directly to increased physical stamina and intense relaxation, two of the biggest boons to yoga. As you continue to practice you will find that you become more and more mindful of your breathing every minute of the day, leading to extended stress relief and overall calmness of mind, body and spirit.
2. The Physical Benefits
Whether you choose to undertake a slow and steady practice or more physically demanding postures, yoga is directly akin to all other beneficial exercises. The stretching and straining involved in all forms of yoga will lead almost immediately to increased flexibility, more and better muscle tone and the loss of fat. See for yourself; 30 minutes of even moderately difficult poses will have you sweating like you went for a run!
3. Increased Mindfulness
As mentioned in point number one, controlled breathing helps lead directly to everyday mindfulness of your body’s most fundamental functioning. Yoga practice also gives you the opportunity to stay in touch with the rest of your body by combining physical relaxation with deep mental stimulation. The longer I practice, the more in tune with myself and the universe I feel and there is nothing better than feeling like you are genuinely in tune with yourself, inside and out.
4. Do it for the Kids
Yoga practice is a wonderful thing to teach and perform with your children, helping them to understand the absolute importance of peak physical health. Too often in Western society we become dulled to the need for fitness and longevity, focusing instead on the instant gratification offered by fast food and laziness. My two-year-old isn’t much for 30 minutes of practice but he strikes a mean tree pose and helps to make my practice exponentially more enjoyable.
5. Mental Development
While yoga offers much in the way of physical exercise, it also creates the opportunity for clarity of mind and insight. The fluid movement and steady breath that the practice of yoga entails naturally creates a peaceful place for both body and mind, allowing you to experience the mental clarity and evolvement that comes hand in hand with not only yoga, but many mindfulness training practices.
6. Sleep Well, Every Night
I have no clear facts or evidence to demonstrate the effect that yoga has on sleep patterns but I can say with true authority that a day for me that includes 15 or 30 minutes of practice is guaranteed to end with a fit, restful sleep. A day with no yoga might see me sleep a full eight hours with only a slightly rested feeling while yoga creates in me the ability to sleep a scant six hours while waking up alert and rested, ready to attack the day. Peacefulness in the mind body and exercise in the physical body add up to allow one to reach a deep sleep more quickly, giving your body the ability to maximize the benefit of each and every moment that you slumber.
In summation: do yoga! It can be as little as five minutes each morning before work or each night before you hit the sack; unlike many forms of exercise, the benefits of yoga can be seen and felt immediately and will increase steadily in the long term. Many people that I talk to are extremely surprised that, after attempting and then quitting everything from jogging to jump rope, they feel absolutely compelled to continue their yogic practice with no prompting whatsoever - yoga simply speaks for itself!
Dedroidify.com Yoga page
Tool - Jambi
Here from the king's mountain view
Here from the wild dream come true
Feast like a sultan I do
On treasures and flesh, never few
Wish it all away
If I thought I'd lose you just one day
The devil of his had me down
In love with the dark side I'd found
Dabbling all the way down
Up to my neck soon to drown
But you changed that all for me
Lifted me up, turned me around
Wish this all away
Prayed like a father dusk to dawn
Beg like a hooker all night long
Tempted the devil with my song
And got what I wanted all along
And I would
If I could
And I would
Wish it away
Wish it away
Wish it all away
Wanna wish it all away
No price you could hold sway
Or justify my kneeling away my center
So if I could I'd wish it all away
If I thought tomorrow would take you away
You're my peace of mind, my home, my center
I'm just trying to hold on one more day
Dim my eyes
Dim my eyes
Dim my eyes if they should compromise
Or fall from what you need
If I believed it, I might as well be gone
Shine on forever
Shine on benevolent son
Shine down upon the broken
Shine until the two become one
Shine on forever
Shine on benevolent son
Shine on upon the severed
Shine until the two become one
Divided I'm withering away
Divide and I'm withering away
Shine on upon the many, light our way
Breathe in union
So as one survive
Another day and season
Silence leech, and say your poison
Silence leech, and stay out of my way
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
WACO: The Rules of Engagement (1/2)
WACO: The Rules of Engagement (2/2)
A highly detailed examination of the interaction between David Koresh, his members, and Federal Law Enforcement. It shows how the FBI misled the public and American political leaders in order to focus overwhelming force on a group whose diversity of race, national origin, and apocalyptic religious beliefs made its members easy targets for lethal abuse of civil and human rights. Gripping and deeply thought provoking, the film provides America with something it truly needs - an opportunity to review the historical record of events at Waco. The findings raise doubts about the FBI's version of the story and their larger role in similar instances of law enforcement.
The nation's sunniest state has been mulling the criminalization of Salvia Divinorum, because, you know, "Won't somebody please think of the children?"
"As soon as we make one drug illegal, kids start looking around for other drugs they can buy legally. This is just the next one," said Florida state Rep. Mary Brandenburg, who has introduced a bill to make possession of salvia a felony punishable by up to five years in prison.
As the prison industry continues its dizzying rise toward it's inevitable conclusion - where what's good for the prisons is good for America - it's nice to see that Florida's lawmakers are marching in lock-step toward the day when That Which Is Not Prohibited Is Mandatory. Sigh.
Read the tcpalm.com article here
Robert Anton Wilson: I coined the term irrational rationalism because those people claim to be rationalists, but they're governed by such a heavy body of taboos. They're so fearful, and so hostile, and so narrow, and frightened, and uptight and dogmatic. I thought it was a fascinating paradox: irrational rationalists. Later on I found out I didn't invent that. Somebody else who wrote an article on CSICOP, that's the group they all belong to: Committee for Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal. Somebody else who wrote about them also used the term irrational rationalism. It's a hard term to resist when you think about those people.
The quote is taken from this interview.
For more about the subject, see also "Pseudoskepticism".
The Secret Sun has a great series of posts up on Steve Carrell's Synchromystic career.
Ritual Drama: The Baptist and the Virgin
Atum Kadmon & The 40 Year Old Virgin part 1
Atum Kadmon & The 40 Year Old Virgin part 2
That's because salvia is being targeted by lawmakers concerned that the inexpensive and easy-to-obtain plant could become the next marijuana. Eight states have already placed restrictions on salvia, and 16 others, including Florida, are considering a ban or have previously.
Called nicknames like Sally-D, Magic Mint and Diviner's Sage, salvia is a hallucinogen that gives users an out-of-body sense of traveling through time and space or merging with inanimate objects. Unlike hallucinogens like LSD or PCP, however, salvia's effects last for a shorter time, generally up to an hour.
No known deaths have been attributed to salvia's use, but it was listed as a factor in one Delaware teen's suicide two years ago.
"I got some hostile e-mails from people who sold these products,'' Strain said. "You don't make everybody happy when you outlaw drugs. You save one child and it's worth it.''
What BS. Yeah let's make everything that has the potential to be a factor for depression & suicide illegal. Let's start with politics, war, the economic system,... point made? :p
Patients suffering from chronic pain, loss of appetite and other ailments that marijuana is said to alleviate can get their pot with a dose of convenience at the Herbal Nutrition Center, where a large machine will dole out the drug around the clock.
"Convenient access, lower prices, safety, anonymity," inventor and owner Vincent Mehdizadeh said, extolling the benefits of the machine.
This is a wonderful opportunity to attempt to explain a most subtle point about synchronicity and symbolism. "King-Kill 33" highlights in my mind the most pervasive error found in synchromysticism and related esoteric/conspiracy circles. This error, one that I have suffered under myself, veils a giant festering neurosis that needs to be brought into the light of consciousness in order for it to heal.
The error is this:
Finding symbolism and synchronicity that resonates with a certain group or subject (like Masonry) and then attributing its wellspring to similarly resonating entities instead of the true source of all symbols, Being or consciousness itself.
Attributing a thing or form as source for stuff in space/time, when all emanates from beyond thought and form.
Masonry (and any mystery school or order) did not and cannot create anything, Being (pure unconditioned consciousness) beyond thought and form creates and animates all things (symbols, signs, synchronicity). Masonry can adopt symbols, images and themes that resonate powerful forces and mysterious life cycles. It can however not claim singular authorship of these forces or there associated symbols.
Jerome Clark writes that Fort was "Essentially a satirist hugely skeptical of human beings' — especially scientists' claims to ultimate knowledge". (see Pyrrhonism for a type of skepticism strongly reminiscent of Fort's). Clark describes Fort's writing style as a "distinctive blend of mocking humor, penetrating insight, and calculated outrageousness".
Writer Colin Wilson describes Fort as "a patron of cranks", and also argues that running through Fort's work is "the feeling that no matter how honest scientists think they are, they are still influenced by various unconscious assumptions that prevent them from attaining true objectivity. Expressed in a sentence, Fort's principle goes something like this: People with a psychological need to believe in marvels are no more prejudiced and gullible than people with a psychological need not to believe in marvels."
Fort's books sold well, and remain in print. Today, the term Fortean or Forteana is used to describe various anomalous phenomena. Check out Fortean Times.
- "Now there are so many scientists who believe in dowsing, that the suspicion comes to me that it may be only a myth after all".
- "One measures a circle, beginning anywhere".
- "My own notion is that it is very unsportsmanlike to ever mention fraud. Accept anything. Then explain it your way".
- "But my liveliest interest is not so much in things, as in relations of things. I have spent much time thinking about the alleged pseudo-relations that are called coincidences. What if some of them should not be coincidence?"
- "If there is a universal mind, must it be sane?" (Often attributed to Fort, but not found in his books or letters)
- The fittest survive.
- What is meant by the fittest?
- Not the strongest; not the cleverest--
- Weakness and stupidity everywhere survive.
- There is no way of determining fitness except in that a thing does survive.
- "Fitness," then, is only another name for "survival."
- That survivors survive.
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
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