Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Alfred Korzybski

Since discovering Jacque Fresco's genius work and popularizing it as much as I can, I got contacted by an associate of his and I grabbed the chance to ask if his wonderful way of applying the scientific method to language and society was derived in anyway from Korzybski, who also influenced another one of my heroes Robert Anton Wilson so much, the answer was yes. So I'm gonna read this 900+ page monster of a book called Science and Sanity and put up a little post.

Alfred Korzybski was a Polish-American philosopher and scientist most remembered for developing the theory of general semantics (also check E-Prime)

The essence of Korzybski's work was the view that human beings are limited in what they know by (1) the structure of their nervous systems, and (2) the structure of their languages. Human beings cannot experience the world directly, but only through their "abstractions" (nonverbal impressions or "gleanings" derived from the nervous system, and verbal indicators expressed and derived from language). Sometimes our perceptions and our languages actually mislead us as to the "facts" with which we must deal. Our understanding of what is going on sometimes lacks similarity of structure with what is actually going on. He stressed training in awareness of abstracting, using techniques that he had derived from his study of mathematics and science. He called this awareness, this goal of his system, "consciousness of abstracting." His system included modifying the way we approach the world, e.g., with an attitude of "I don't know; let's see," to better discover or reflect its realities as shown by modern science. One of these techniques involved becoming inwardly and outwardly quiet, an experience that he called, "silence on the objective levels."

Korzybski and to be
Many supporters and critics of Korzybski reduced his rather complex system to a simple matter of what he said about the verb 'to be.' His system, however, is based primarily on such terminology as the different 'orders of abstraction,' and formulations such as 'consciousness of abstracting.' It is often said that Korzybski opposed the use of the verb "to be," an unfortunate exaggeration. He thought that certain uses of the verb "to be," called the "is of identity" and the "is of predication," were faulty in structure, e.g., a statement such as, "Joe is a fool" (said of a person named 'Joe' who has done something that we regard as foolish). In Korzybski's system, one's assessment of Joe belongs to a higher order of abstraction than Joe himself.

Korzybski's remedy was to deny identity; in this example, to be continually aware that 'Joe' is not what we call him. We find Joe not in the verbal domain, the world of words, but the nonverbal domain (the two, he said, amount to different orders of abstraction). This was expressed in Korzybski's most famous premise, "the map is not the territory." Note that this premise uses the phrase "is not", a form of "to be"; this and many other examples show that he did not intend to abandon "to be" as such. In fact, he expressly said that there were no structural problems with the verb "to be" when used as an auxiliary verb or when used to state existence or location. It was even 'OK' sometimes to use the faulty forms of the verb 'to be,' as long as one was aware of their structural limitations.

Anecdote
One day, Korzybski was giving a lecture to a group of students, and he suddenly interrupted the lesson in order to retrieve a packet of biscuits, wrapped in white paper, from his briefcase. He muttered that he just had to eat something, and he asked the students on the seats in the front row, if they would also like a biscuit. A few students took a biscuit. "Nice biscuit, don't you think", said Korzybski, while he took a second one. The students were chewing vigorously. Then he tore the white paper from the biscuits, in order to reveal the original packaging. On it was a big picture of a dog's head and the words "Dog Cookies".
The students looked at the package, and were shocked. Two of them wanted to throw up, put their hands in front of their mouths, and ran out of the lecture hall to the toilet. "You see, ladies and gentlemen", Korzybski remarked, "I have just demonstrated that people don't just eat food, but also words, and that the taste of the former is often outdone by the taste of the latter." Apparently his prank aimed to illustrate how some human suffering originates from the confusion or conflation of linguistic representations of reality and reality itself.

Recurring Dream

Every night I dream of a house, a mansion of possibility
3 living rooms and 2 many doors providing only entry

Some are open, some are locked but none of them ever get knocked
I swim alone in potentiality with no real urge to choose destiny

The Invisible Forest

Antero Alli started scripting and making feature-length art films in 1993. His new feature, "The Invisible Forest", will be screening in USA west coast arthouses starting tonight March 14th in S.F. "The Invisible Forest" was inspired by the ideas of French Surrealist Antonin Artaud and follows the story of a sleep-deprived theatre director (played by yours truly unruly) who undergoes hypnotic regression in the hopes of stopping a reoccuring nightmare.

If anyone here (or your friends) want to see this film and also say hello to Antero (plans on attending all the screenings), here's the details:

here's the trailer
more on this movie
Films are also available on dvd

(omg this was my 666th post)

NWO Soldier


NWO Soldier

Iraq Winter Soldier Hearings: Victory for Independent Media

In 1971 at age 19, I had a life-changing experience when I met dozens of Vietnam veterans who’d descended on my hometown of Detroit to testify at the “Winter Soldier” hearings organized by Vietnam Veterans Against the War. In anguished presentations, the Vets painstakingly described the horrors against Vietnamese they’d seen or taken part in. And the attitudes of racism and bloodlust that motored the war. Many vets blamed the lies in mainstream media for convincing them to go to Vietnam in the first place.

Virtually every soul in that Detroit hotel banquet hall wept openly at the heartfelt, bone-chilling revelations pouring out of the Vietnam vets struggling with bloody memories and post-traumatic stress. But no one outside that hall could see or hear the proceedings. No TV or radio networks covered the event.

This weekend at the National Labor College near Washington D.C., a new generation of vets convened by Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) presented powerful hearings - “Winter Soldier: Iraq & Afghanistan” - that were more extensive and perhaps even more emotional.

Thirty seven years later, I again found myself sobbing at testimony from solemn young Americans returned from needless war, grappling with shattered lives over brutalities against civilians and prisoners they’d witnessed or participated in.

But I was nowhere near D.C.

This time, I watched the dramatic testimony - often buttressed by photographic and video evidence — live online at www.IVAW.org.

Read the rest of this article by Jeff Cohen

Elvis Suicide?

He looks really human in this one, poor fella.

Elvis 6 weeks before death


Elvis Suicide?

Future By Design

Why you spoiled li'l...

Do you kids realize how many goodies you get here every day?
I ask nothing in return, except that you share.
Spread the word why don't ya!
Thanks :)

The End of Money?

I hope this freaking world economy collapses before I have to get a job :p


The crisis may actually have far deeper roots, going back to the basis of capitalism itself, an economic system that constantly requires new markets to penetrate and cannot sustain itself without continually extending its reach. In a fully globalized world, where there are no new markets to reach or new resources to exploit, capitalism may have reached its natural limit. It is also imprecise to call the current system “capitalist” in a classical sense, as it is actually one where massive subsidies protect vested interests, from agricultural lobbies to oil companies, and the ideal of a “free market” is a convenient fiction.

In a fully globalized world, the Neoliberal model can only perpetuate itself through the types of shock effects described by Naomi Klein in The Shock Doctrine, where destruction is encouraged and then seized upon as an opportunity to redevelop and recolonize areas already within empire.

By Daniel Pinchbeck for Reality Sandwich
(I'd post 90% of their articles if I could get away with it :p)

Leonard Cohen



There's a crack in everything

That's how the light gets in

We Are All Shamans-in-Training

From Reality Sandwich

My parents bought into the psychiatrist's diagnosis that their only child had a mental illness, as in my parents' world doctors were genuine authority figures who knew what they were talking about. In the words of the late psychiatrist R. D. Laing,

"Attempts to wake before our time are often punished, especially by those who love us most. Because they, bless them, are asleep. They think anyone who wakes up, or who, still asleep, realizes that what is taken to be real is a 'dream' is going crazy."

Tragically, with the support and blessing of the psychiatric community, both of my parents passed away convinced that their son was crazy.

I Need You To Remember


Kirk Nugent: I Need You To Remember

Motivational quote

"If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten."
Anthony Robbins

The Age of Criminalizing Children

By Victoria Hardy
I feel compelled to ask, have we all gone insane? When did normal childhood antics become criminal behavior? Have our teachers, principals, school boards, safety officers, administrators and policy makers become so numb, blind and fearful that they can no longer differentiate life threatening events, from simple childish pranks and behaviors? Or is it deeper that that? Are we knowingly training our children to live in a police state where any minor misstep may lead to imprisonment?

Read it all here

The Aliens


The Aliens

you may not believe it
but there are people
who go through life with
very little friction or distress.
they dress well, eat well, sleep well.
they are contented with
their family life.
they have moments of grief
but all in all
they are undisturbed
and often feel very good.
and when they die
it is an easy death,
usually in their sleep.

Charles Bukowski

Not even a Small Change


Top 10 Quotes Against Work

"All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind." -Aristotle

It was true that I didn’t have much ambition, but there ought to be a place for people without ambition, I mean a better place than the one usually reserved. How in the hell could a man enjoy being awakened at 6:30 a.m. by an alarm clock, leap out of bed, dress, force-feed, shit, piss, brush teeth and hair, and fight traffic to get to a place where essentially you made lots of money for somebody else and were asked to be grateful for the opportunity to do so?”
—Charles Bukowski, Factotum, Black Sparrow Press, 1975



"I see all this potential, and I see squandering. God damn it, an entire generation pumping gas, waiting tables—slaves with white collars. Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy shit we don't need. We're the middle children of history, man. No purpose or place. We have no Great War. No Great Depression. Our Great War's a spiritual war . . . our Great Depression is our lives. We've all been raised on television to believe that one day we'd all be millionaires and movie gods and rock stars. But we won't. And we're slowly learning that fact. And we're very, very pissed off."
Fight Club, 1999

Live Beluga Whale Cam | Vancouver


[If image sticks or is missing and refreshing the page doesn't work, the camera server is down; please try again later. If it's murky, they are cleaning the aquarium and debris is everywhere. If it's dark, it's nighttime there. Ha-ha.]

Why why why


"This experience with the homeless has been very meaningful for me. I have come to gain an understanding of the stresses and difficulties the homeless experience on a daily basis. I have gained an appreciation for the ingenuity that most display in going about their lives in a rather hostile environment. Let there be no mistake about it, life on the street is tough and fraught with danger. I was amazed by how very little complaining I heard. The complaint most heard was how terrible it feels to be responded to as if they simply didn't exist. Rather, many said that they would prefer that a passerby say something like 'go f**k yourself, you lazy bastard, get a job' rather than look away as they passed. However, most seemed to recognize that the looking away represented the public's disturbing conflict about the homeless situation.


During the hundreds of hours of exploration and hundreds of contacts, I was responded to in a hostile manner very, very infrequently. Almost universally, people were quite willing and often enthusiastic to tell their stories. Consistently I heard accounts of dysfunctional families of origin, untreated serious addiction and mental illness and a few bad breaks to many. Almost constantly I was reminded how fortunate most of us are having a place called home. Often the thought occurred to me that 'There but for the grace of God, go I'. Perhaps that should be the title for the project."
Chuck Ferris MD

Daily Dedroidify: Why follow the Path?

Daily Dedroidify: Why follow the Path?

"Our ego would rather cling to what is known
rather than let go and set itself free

Why follow the path?

to silence the redundant noise
to stop the monotonous drone
to starve the relentless ego
to drop our pretentious programming
and finally
to find freedom"
Carlos Castaneda

"The guru is in you." Yogani

"A man of knowledge lives by acting, not by thinking about acting." Carlos Castaneda

"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." Ralph Waldo Emerson



Step down into sand. Water carries from us here.

Pinback - Syracuse

Oz x 14


14 freaking synchromystic posts about Oz?

There you go!

Thanks a lot Thuther Thoughts

Carl Jung on Timewave Zero


Carl Jung on Timewave Zero

From A Kean Eye, also check out the post Novelty, Archetypes, and a big drink of H2O

What a Wonderful World


What a Wonderful World

Thanks Scientist's blog

Office Collar

Thé new product for thé consumer by Simon Brewster

Narrow your field of vision in the work place so you can focus on the task at hand!

"Just learn to be a good consumer, you're now a number you no longer got a face!" Good Riddance

But the commercials always tell me it's all about me? :-(

Adi Shankara clip


Adi Shankara clip

Spoilers :p
Adi Shankara encounters a Chandala (untouchable) and orders him to move. It is actually Lord Shiva in the guise of chandala.

The Chandala makes Shankara realize that the Self ( Truth ) is all pervading but the gross (Body) is transient.

Through this episode, Shankara realizes the main essence of the non-dual Advaita philosophy. Shankara is ashamed and perceives this divine incident and falls at the chandala's feet.

Are you one of these 8,244?

The population of the planet is about 6,795,000,000. In Gregg Braden's book "The Divine Matrix", Gregg states "the minimum number of people required to jump start a change in consciousness is the square root of 1% of a population." This means only 8,244 people are needed to bring about a shift in awareness… to bring about Peace, Harmony, Unity and Balance on the planet once again. ONLY 8,244 Positive People!

Are you one of these 8,244?

Another Oz Symbolist tour


The "Wizard of Oz", written by L. Frank Baum, is not a mere child's story. What is "Oz" a symbol for? Ounces. What is measured in ounces? Gold. What is the yellow brick road? Bricks or ingot bars of gold. The character known as the Straw Man represents that fictitious, ALL CAPS, legal fiction - a PERSON, the Federal U.S. Government created with the same spelling as your birth name. Remember what the Straw Man wanted from the Wizard of Oz? A Brain! No juristic person - legal fiction - paper corporation has a brain because he/she has no breath of life. What did he get in place of a brain? A certificate: a Birth Certificate for a new legal creation. He was proud of his new legal status, plus all the other legalisms he was granted. Now he becomes the epitome of the brainless sack of straw who was given a certificate in place of a grain of common sense.
Now, what about the Tin Man? Does Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) recall anything to mind? The poor TIN Man just stood there mindlessly doing his work until his body literally froze up and stopped functioning. He worked himself to death because he had neither heart nor soul. He's the heartless and emotionless creature robotically carrying out his daily task as though he were already dead. He's the ox pulling the plow and the mule toiling under the yoke. These days, his task masters just oil him nightly with beer and place him in front of a hypnotic television until his very existence no longer has any meaning or value. His masters keep him cold on the outside and heartless on the inside in order to control any emotion or feeling that might arise.

The Cowardly Lion was always too frightened to stand up for himself. Of course, he was a bully and a big mouth when it came to picking on those smaller than he. (Have you ever noticed how bullies are really the biggest cowards? They act as though they have great courage, but, in reality, have none at all. They roar, but with no teeth of authority to back them up.) When push came to shove, the Cowardly Lion always buckled under and whimpered when anyone of any size or stature challenged him. He wanted courage from the Grand Wizard, so he was awarded a medal of "official" recognition. Now, although remaining a coward, his official status allowed him to be a bully, but with officially recognized authority. (He's not unlike the Attorneys who hide behind the Middle Courts of the Temple Bar.) et al ad infinitum. What about the trip through the field of poppies? Did you notice how this had no narcotic effect on the Straw Man (no brain) or the Tin Man (no heart or soul)? They weren't real people, so drugs could not influence them. The Wizard of Oz was written at the turn of the century, so how could the author have known America was going to be drugged? The Crown has been playing the drug cartel game for centuries. Just look up the history of Hong Kong and the Opium Wars. The Crown already had valuable experience conquering all of China with drugs, so why not the rest of the world? What was the Emerald City? The Federal Reserve System.

Who finally exposed the Wizard for what he really was? Toto, the ugly (or cute, depending on your perspective) and somewhat annoying little dog. Toto means "in total, all together; Latin in toto." What was it that the witch wanted after she alleged that the little dog had bitten her? TOTO. ..everything. Notice how Toto was not scared of the Great Wizard's theatrics, yet he was so small in size, compared to the Wizard, that no one seemed to notice him? The smoke, flames and holographic images of Oz were designed to frighten people into doing as the Great Wizard commanded. Toto simply padded over, looked behind the curtain (the COURT, etc.), saw it was a scam, started barking until others paid attention to him and came to see what all the barking was about. Who was behind the curtain? Just an ORDINARY PERSON controlling the levers that created the illusion of the Great Wizard's power and authority. When Toto pulled back the curtain and completely exposed him, the charade was at an end. (The veil hiding the corporate legal fiction and its false courts was removed.) The Wizard's game was UP. What was he after all? ... a con-man. A FRAUD.

We can see, in this tale, just how loud the bark from a little dog can be. How about YOUR bark? How big is it? Most of us remain silent and wait to be given whatever food and recognition, if any, by our legal master. Let us not forget those pesky flying monkeys. What perfect mythical creatures to represent the Bar Association Attorneys who attack and control the little people for the Great Crown Wizard, the powerful and grand Bankers of Oz: GOLD! How, finally, was the evil witch destroyed?... pure, clean water - LIQUIDATION! How, at last, did Dorothy get home? She simply clicked her heels. She always had the power, and SO DO WE! What would it take to expose the Wizard for what he is, tearing away his veils? We each need only a brain, a heart and soul --- and COURAGE. Then, and perhaps of the greatest importance, we need to learn HOW to WORK TOGETHER. Only "in TOTO," WORKING TOGETHER as ONE Body of the King of Kings, (whatever name or form that may take for each of us), can we have the FREEDOM.

Source: Author Unknown.

Alan Watts: Kundalini


Alan Watts: Kundalini

V for Vendetta Televised speech


V for Vendetta Televised speech

Monday, March 17, 2008

Psychology - Carl Jung


Psychology - Carl Jung

Individuation, Synchronicity, Archetypes, The Collective Unconscious, The Shadow. If you don't know what these concepts are yet, you're in for a treat, start digging! (dedroidify.com is a start ;p)

Alan Watts - Time and The More It Changes

This video introduced me to the great Alan Watts, may it do the same for others!

Alan Watts - Time and The More It Changes

Michael Tsarion: Atlantis, Alien Visitation and Genetic Manipulation

These are 3 previews of a very long interesting vid by Michael Tsarion, if you want to see them in good quality online sign up & install a veoh program at veoh.com. It's quite good. Otherwise you can see the full versions in lesser quality on video google





Michael Tsarion: preview 1/3
Michael Tsarion: preview 2/3
Michael Tsarion: preview 3/3

What is needed is a Radical Openness to New Ideas of all sorts

"Business as usual is no longer an option. There is no middle way. There is no Ozzie and Harriet third millenium scenario. The choices are either a hideous, nightmarish world, a Soylent Green kind of world. A world where people of privilege defend that privilege with tremendous establishments of armament and propaganda and the rest of the world slips into poverty, starvation, desparation and death.

This is the kind of world that rationalists fear, and it's also the only kind of world they can imagine because they are bankrupt of inspiration and ideas. So the entire effort of the Establishment has become one of holding down panic, keeping the ball in play, keeping ordinary people and ordinary populations quiescent through drugs which are not psychedelic, through forms of media which are not transcendental and inspiring, but which are narcoleptic and deadening.

This is the fiction that we live in. This is why our situation feels so schizophrenic. Of course as we go through this presidential election the contradictions are heightened almost to the point off nausea because what is under discussion is what manner of fine-tuning shall be applied to the social machinery in order to make it possible to hold together the illusion of business as usual - and the answer is there is no such fine-tuning, it's all finished. Instead what is needed is a radical openness to new ideas of all sorts." Terence McKenna

Acupressure

Acupressure is useful in alleviating many of the physical symptoms as well as the sluggishness of mild depression. Acupressure is performed by applying steady, firm pressure on specific points along the body. If you prefer, you can rub on the acupressure point briskly to stimulate them rather than just applying pressure. When stimulated, these spots, which are identical to acupuncture points, correspond to and affect other parts of the body.

According Chinese medicine, depression can occur when you repress certain emotions, such as anger or guilt. Using anti-depression acupressure points can help to release this blocked energy. Once it is free to rise to the surface, you can examine these feelings and try to gain a greater understanding of them.

The following are important acupressure points for relieving depression. You do not have to use all of the points listed below. Using just one or two of them whenever you have a free hand can be effective in controlling your depression.

for instance: Third Eye Point (Yintang}
This point is located between the eyebrows in the groove where the bridge of your nose meets your forehead. Pressing this point soothes your emotions and relieves depression.

Thanks Holistic Online

The Tipping Point - Rick Doblin Ph.D.


The Tipping Point - Rick Doblin Ph.D. Postmodern Times

CGI Ron Paul


CGI Ron Paul

Stayhuman.org letter winner

http://www. stayhuman.org/letters_winners.html

Dear President Bush,
Hi President. How are you? Well war kills people and a lot of people have already died. We learn to talk to each other to solve our problems in my second grade class. Can't the presidents of countries do this too? If you believe that we must have war- I was thinking if the people in war could use water guns (those really big ones) it would be better. And who ever gets soaked is out. The other team wins. I'm just thinking and I am still a kid. If you don't like the idea that's fine with me. I will understand. Maybe the presidents could choose teams to help you and you guys could have the water fight. This would save a lot of people from being killed.


From a concerned citizen,
Justice
Second Grader


http://www.stayhuman.org/

Zeitgeist Adendum [II]


Zeitgeist Adendum [II] trailer (full version here)

Featuring Jacque Fresco, Bill Hicks, George Carlin and more.


15 March 2008 Z-Day

Zeitgeist Addendum full version here
1st Zeitgeist remastered post

5 Floating Utopia and Ocean City Projects: From Seafaring Condos to Oceanic Micronations

The Celestopia Project is a broad-scoped attempt at colonizing the Earth’s oceans one settlement at a time. According to one source, Celestopean Elemental Separators will (apparently) allow them to mine the ocean’s waters for not only “hydrogen and oxygen” but also for “platinum and gold.” Their more moderate homepage suggests they will use Thermal Energy Converters (OTECs) to harvest power from temperature differentials in the ocean. Life on these oceanic colonies will involve age-extending health practices and domed residences that will be resistant to the forces of nature. Each such floating city will be designed to house 5,000 to 10,000 people and these will slowly cover the surfaces of all of the Earth’s oceans.

One ship is of course called "FREEDOM SHIP"... lol seriously...

Thanks TechnOccult

Multiple Intelligences

The theory of multiple intelligences was developed in 1983 by Dr. Howard Gardner, professor of education at Harvard University. It suggests that the traditional notion of intelligence, based on I.Q. testing, is far too limited. Instead, Dr. Gardner proposes eight different intelligences to account for a broader range of human potential in children and adults. These intelligences are:
Linguistic intelligence ("word smart"):
Logical-mathematical intelligence ("number/reasoning smart")
Spatial intelligence ("picture smart")
Bodily-Kinesthetic intelligence ("body smart")
Musical intelligence ("music smart")
Interpersonal intelligence ("people smart")
Intrapersonal intelligence ("self smart")
Naturalist intelligence ("nature smart")

I'm Know I'm not Alone

Yay Michael Franti


I'm Know I'm not Alone Trailer


I Know I'm not Alone

Oceans to fall, not rise, over millions of years

Sea levels are set to fall over millions of years, making the current rise blamed on climate change a brief interruption of an ancient geological trend, scientists say.

OH SNAP

Next Agenda:
WE ARE RUNNING OUT OF WATER. ALL THE WATER IS DRYING UP... :p

US Soldiers protesting Iraq War


US Soldiers protesting Iraq War

Daily Dedroidify: Dedroidify

Daily Dedroidify: DEDROIDIFICATION

"When a new philosophy is presented to the world it is met in different ways by different people. One person will grasp with avidity any new philosophical effort in an endeavor to ascertain how far it supports his own ideas. To such a one the philosophy itself is of minor importance. Its prime value will be its vindication of his ideas. If the work comes up to expectation in that respect, he will enthusiastically adopt it and cling to it with a most unreasoning partisanship; if not, he will probably lay the book down in disgust and disappointment, feeling as if the author had done him an injury.

Another adopts an attitude of skepticism as soon as he discovers that it contains something which he has not previously read, heard, or originated in his own thought. He would probably resent as extremely unjustified the accusation that his mental attitude is the acme of self-satisfaction and intolerance; such is nevertheless the case; and thus he shuts his mind to any truth which may possibly be hidden in that which he off-hand rejects.

Both these classes stand in their own light.
'Set' ideas render them impervious to rays of truth.


'A little child' is the very opposite of its elders in that respect. It is not imbued with an overwhelming sense of superior knowledge, nor does it feel compelled to look wise or to hide its nescience of any subject by a smile or a sneer. It is frankly ignorant, unfettered by preconceived opinions and therefore eminently teachable. It takes everything with that beautiful attitude of trust which we have designated 'child-like faith,' wherein there is not the shadow of a doubt.
There the child holds the teaching it receives until proven or disproven."
Max Heindel

"I can't understand why people are frightened by new ideas.
I'm frightened of old ones." John Cage

"Turning away from the light.
Becoming... adult."
bloc party

Employ me

If you can help me find any conscious job or have any ideas I would much appreciate it:
I am open to anything consciousness, activism or therapeutic related jobs. I'll move to any (safe) country even. I'm not certified in any of the listed consciousness material here but I am a Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator, I used to work 3 years in IT (networking) if that can come in handy.

Here's some of the stuff I'm good at:
Languages: Dutch/Flemish, English, French, and beginner German & Japanese.
IT: All Windows Operating Systems, Unix, Linux, Mac, Mainframe, Networking, SQL, HTML, Office, etc.
Consciousness: Psychology 101. Leary's 8 Circuits of Consciousness Model. Carl Jung's Analytic psychology. Master Practitioner Neurolinguistic programming by R. Bandler and Chris Howard (practical experience with clients). Hypnosis & Hypnotherapy: Milton Erickson, Dave Elman, George Estabrooks techniques by T. James & C. Howard (practical experience with clients). Ken Wilber's Integral Theories. Robert Anton Wilson's and Stephen Wolinsky's (very different) Quantum psychologies. Hale Dwoskin's Sedona method. Reiki level 1 attuned. Spiritual Practice: mantra, vipassana meditation (many others); hatha & kundalini yoga; pranayama breathing. Philosophy: Mind and Consciousness; New Thought; Transcendentalism; Greek: Plato, Aristotle, Stoics; Eastern: Buddhist, Hindu, Taoist; etc. Shamanism by P. Hine, M. Harner, T. Andrews, Shamanic healing vision quest. Active Imagination and Image streaming. Joseph Campbell's mythology. Linguistics: E-prime, Milton Model, Meta Model. Lucid dreaming techniques. Chaos Magick by P. Hine and P. Carroll. Alchemy. Kabbalah. Hawaiian Huna. etc.

Comment on the post if you can help out and thanks a lot in advance.

Michio Kaku: The Future of Civilization


Michio Kaku: The Future of Civilization

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Bill Hicks about Drugs


Bill Hicks about Drugs

What is The Matrix


What is The Matrix - a system to keep you poor and stupid

Doug Stanhope on Freedom


Doug Stanhope on Freedom

Nick Begich



Fascinating stuff on a whole range of topics. Just the first clip embedded, more Nick Begich vids on Livevideo.com

The Mystery of Molech


The Mystery of Molech
If someone calls you an owl in flemish it's not a compliment :p Very interesting video, I love a holistic view and I find every view on the owl in this vid fascinating.

Daily Dedroidify: Eyeclipse

Daily Dedroidify - Eyeclipse: Open your eyes

"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

TED Talks - James Howard Kunstler: The tragedy of suburbia


In James Howard Kunstler's view, public spaces should be inspired centers of civic life and the physical manifestation of the common good. Instead, he argues, what we have in America is a nation of places not worth caring about. Reengineering our cities will involve more radical change than we are prepared for, Kunstler believes, but our hand will be forced by earth crises stemming from our national lifestyle. "Life in the mid-21st century," Kunstler says, "is going to be about living locally."

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!

Boycot the Olympics as long as China is shameless

Dalai Lama's Tibet bloodshed fear

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.

JFK Speaks About Terrorism


JFK Speaks About Terrorism

Ozric Tentacles - The Domes of G'Bal


Ozric Tentacles - The Domes of G'Bal

Serj Tankian - Money


Serj Tankian - Money



Money Lyrics

Saturday, March 15, 2008

The Global Brain


The Global Brain (1of4)

Peter Russel: The Global Brain (watch it all here)

We are Earth


We are Earth


Rejoice: We are Earth

Shifting Energies and Waves of Consciousness


Shifting Energies and Waves of Consciousness

Great post at
Hidden Agendas blog

Looking within yourself, reflecting inwards should be your priority to salvation.

Symbol Literacy 101


Symbol Literacy 101

Much more on Symbolism at Redicecreations forum

Joeshow - Episode 6: The Holy Hooker

Hilarious, check it here: Joeshow - Episode 6: The Holy Hooker

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

Cult Leader Hosts "Washington Times" Party, Embarrasses Everyone


D.C. Dinner Party Horror: Cult Leader Hosts "Washington Times" Party, Embarrasses Everyone
If you've enjoyed such films as Videodrome, you'll get a kick out of this footage of George Bush and Sen. Orrin Hatch being upstaged at a Washington Times party by cult leader Sun Myung Moon. Moon, founder of the Times, raves about "concave and convex sex organs" while Washington guests look on, stunned.

Thanks disinfo.com

Britney breaks her Mind Control Conditioning

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Britney Spears breaks her Mind Control Conditioning

Full episode Esoteric Roundtable Science with Freeman: Anna Nicole, Britney & Mind Control

Secrets Of The Kundalini


Secrets Of The Kundalini

By Gnostic Media

Schelm

Daily Dedroidify: Reality Tunnel

From now I will post an article from my main site on the blog every day. The first: Your Reality Tunnel
"Everyone sits in the prison of his own ideas.

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
 

Reality Quotes

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


Alan Watts: To Speak the Truth


Alan Watts: To Speak the Truth

Alan Watts discusses the limits of language.

Timothy Leary VS Talk Show Host


Timothy Leary VS Talk Show Host

Robert Anton Wilson on Conspiracies


Robert Anton Wilson on Conspiracies

I don't necessarily agree with RAW on everything here, but it's interesting.

Ancient Egypt


Ancient Egyptian Creation Myth (series though, click the youtube button)


egyptian gods, pyramids and eye of horus


The Eye of Horus

Terence McKenna :: Institutions


Terence McKenna :: Institutions

"Concepts replace reality."

The Garden by Andrew Marvell

Meanwhile the mind, from pleasure less,
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

'Creepy gnome' terrorises town

'Creepy gnome' terrorises town
A TOWN in South America is living in fear after several sightings of a 'creepy gnome' that locals claim stalks the streets at night.

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.

Gubernatorial Malfeasance!

The Daily Show's Jon Stewart grabs his bib to join in on the media's feast of the Eliot Spitzer prostitution scandal


Gubernatorial Malfeasance!

Thanks disinfo.com

Friday, March 14, 2008

Oh Terence

Alex Jones Compilation


Alex Jones Compilation

Funny, over the top, but mostly with good intentions. Maybe. :p

Alan Watts: Images of Man


Alan Watts: Images of Man

Mystic's Haven

Explore Mystic's Haven and its blog

Mysticism: the experience of mystical union or direct communication with the ultimate reality reported by mystics 2: the belief that direct knowledge of God, spiritual truth, or ultimate reality can be obtained through subjective experience
(as intuition or insight).

Strive to be happy

...Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of this universe no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And wether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be.

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.

Be cheerful.

Strive to be happy.

Let's be friends


Let's be friends

Too bad they stopped so quickly.

Individuation and the true Will

We are not to regard ourselves as base beings, without whose sphere is Light or 'God.' Our minds and bodies are veils of the Light within. The uninitiate is a 'Dark Star,' and the Great Work for him is to make his veils transparent by 'purifying' them. This 'purification' is really 'simplification'; it is not that the veil is dirty, but that the complexity of its folds makes it opaque. The Great Work therefore consists principally in the solution of complexes. Everything in itself is perfect, but when things are muddled, they become 'evil.'”

From iao131: Psychological Commentary on Liber AL vel Legis

China hits back at US on rights, says Iraq war a disaster

"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

Jimmy HaHa's Music


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
the ground
and how

30 days
without the sun
30 days

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
30 days

Ram Dass with Wayne Dyer & Allen Ginsberg


Check out samples of Ram Dass with
Wayne Dyer & Allen Ginsberg
at Ram Dass' official site.

New Report Warns Policing is Poised to Move Inside the Body and Brain

A 50-page policy report released by the non-profit Center for Cognitive Liberty & Ethics warns that the war on drugs may be about to enter a new era that expands the drug war battlefield from the Columbian coca farms and the Middle Eastern poppy fields, to a new terrain directly inside the bodies and brains of drug users.” The report is the first comprehensive and critical analysis of ‘pharmacotherapy, the use of new medications designed to block the effects of illegal drugs. While acknowledging that such pharmacological aids may well benefit people who voluntarily chose to use them, the CCLE report raises concerns about potential coercive use.

Read on

Matrixmasters' Psychedelic Salon also has a podcast called Controlling the Culture up about it too

Thanks very much to Altered States for the info.

William Henry: Light Beings


William Henry: Light Beings 1

Here are the all the vids

BBC Horizon 2008 - Is Alcohol worse than Ecstasy?


BBC Horizon 2008 - Is Alcohol worse than Ecstasy?

Bush Tied to Child Prostitution: Resignation or Impeachment Expected

George Bush has been tied to a prostitution ring involving as many as 50,000 women and girls and is expected to resign or be impeached, according to Congressional sources.

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


Harry Potter Witchcraft Repackaged

"Making Evil Look Innocent" LOL, prepare to laugh!

from the site: Does Witchcraft actually have power? If so what is its source? Does the Harry Potter series' presentation of ... alle » Witchcraft make it any more acceptable just because it is packaged as "children's fantasy literature"?

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.

Obama: Wolf in Sheep's Clothing


Obama: Wolf in Sheep's Clothing


We Are Borg

The Occult Experience


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

A synchromystic vid by Steve Willner from Labyrinth of the Psychonaut along with Todd Campbell from "Through the Looking Glass" and William Henry. It's from last september but I came across it again so why not post.


Galactic Alignment, Floyd, and The Hyperdimensional Bees

Quotes!

From now on everytime you come to this site one of 252 quotes (for now) will be loaded on the right hand side of the page. Enjoy!

"The Religious Experience Of Phillip K Dick" by R. Crumb

This feature about Philip Dick's "Valis" experience was published in Weirdo comic #17 from summer, 1986. It is an interesting graphic interpretation of a series of events which happened to Dick in March of 1974. He spent the remaining years of his life trying to figure out what happened in those fateful months.

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.

all this pain is an illusion


Tool: Parabol

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

KEITH OLBERMANN Special Comment: Hillary Clinton

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KEITH OLBERMANN Special Comment: Hillary Clinton

Keith you take this stuff way too seriously. It's theatre.

Why do Yoga? :p


Why do Yoga? :p

Love, Gratitude and the Dolphin Connection


Love, Gratitude and the Dolphin Connection

The WIZARD OF OZ ~A Modern Day Parable


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