Monday, April 21, 2008

Herman Hesse's Steppenwolf

Steppenwolf is the tenth novel by Hermann Hesse, combining autobiographical and fantastic elements, the book in large part reflects a profound crisis in Hesse's spiritual world in the 1920s.

Harry Haller is a sad and lonely figure, a reclusive intellectual for whom life holds no joy. A steppenwolf, named after the lonesome wolf of the steppes, or coyote. He struggles to reconcile the wild primeval wolf and the rational man within himself without surrendering to the bourgeois values he despises. His life changes dramatically when he meerts a woman who is his opposite, the carefree and elusive Hermine. The tale of the Steppenwolf culminates in the surreal Magic Theater—for mad men only.

The symbol of the Steppenwolf itself can be traced to Nietzsche's "differentiated loner", whom he also termed a "beast" and a "genius". Steppenwolf is Hesse's best-known and most autobiographical work. With its blend of Eastern mysticism and Western culture, it is one of literature’s most poetic evocations of the soul's journey to liberation. Originally published in English in 1929, the novel's wisdom continues to speak to our souls and marks it as a classic of modern literature.

"I sped through heaven and saw god at work. I suffered holy pains. I dropped all my defences and was afraid of nothing in the world. I accepted all things and to all things I gave up my heart."

"Eternity is a mere moment, just long enough for a joke."

I tried to open the door, but the heavy old latch would not stir. The display too was over. It had suddenly ceased, sadly convinced of its uselessness. I took a few steps back, landing deep into the mud, but no more letters came. The display was over. For a long time I stood waiting in the mud, but in vain. Then, when I had given up and gone back to the alley, a few colored letters were dropped here and there, reflected on the asphalt in front of me. I read: FOR MADMEN ONLY!

"Haller’s sickness of soul, as I now know, is not the eccentricity of a single individual, but the sickness of the times themselves, the neurosis of that generation to which Haller belongs, a sickness, it seems, that by no means attacks the weak and worthless only but rather those who are strongest in spirit and richest in gifts."

"The sacred sense of beyond, of timelessness, of a world which had an eternal value and the substance of which was divine had been given back to me today by this friend of mine who taught me dancing."

Alan Watts: Thinking

Alan Watts: Thinking

Faithless - We Come One

Faithless - We Come One

History of Religion

History of Religion

Alan Moore Quotes

Alan Moore is an English writer most famous for his influential work in comics, including the acclaimed graphic novels Watchmen, V for Vendetta and From Hell. (I really like Promethea too)

"There are people. There are stories. The people think they shape the stories, but the reverse is often closer to the truth." Swamp Thing

"We're all puppets, Laurie. I'm just a puppet who can see the strings." Dr. Manhattan, Watchmen #9

"In fact, let us not mince words… the management is terrible! We’ve had a string of embezzlers, frauds, liars, and lunatics making a string of catastrophic decisions. This is plain fact. But who elected them? It was you! You who appointed these people! You who gave them the power to make decisions for you! While I’ll admit that anyone can make a mistake once, to go on making the same lethal errors century after century seems to me to be nothing short of deliberate. You have encouraged these malicious incompetents, who have made your working life a shambles. You have accepted without question their senseless orders. You have allowed them to fill your workplace with dangerous and unproven machines. All you had to say was “No.” You have no spine. You have no pride. You are no longer an asset to the company." V for Vendetta

"Did you think to kill me? There's no flesh and blood within this cloak to kill. There is only an idea. Ideas are bulletproof." V for Vendetta

"Truth is a well-known pathological liar. It invariably turns out to be Fiction wearing a fancy frock.. Self-proclaimed Fiction, on the other hand, is entirely honest. You can tell this, because it comes right out and says, "I'm a Liar," right there on the dust jacket."

"Consciousness is unquantifiable, a ghost in the machine, barely considered real at all, though in a sense this flickering mosaic of awareness is the only true reality that we can ever know."

"The entire universe — for one thing — only exists in your perceptions. That's all you're gonna see of it. To all practical intents and purposes this is purely some kind of lightshow that's being put on in the kind of neurons in our brain. The whole of reality."

"Ancient cultures did not worship idols. Their god-statues represented ideal states which, when meditated constantly upon, one might aspire to. Science proves there never was a mermaid, blue-skinned Krishna or a virgin birth in physical reality. Yet thought is real, and the domain of thought is the one place where gods inarguably exist, wielding tremendous power. If Aphrodite were a myth and Love only a concept, then would that negate the crimes and kindnesses and songs done in Love's name? If Christ were only ever fiction, a divine Idea, would this invalidate the social change inspired by that idea, make holy wars less terrible, or human betterment less real, less sacred?"

"To some degree Satanism is purely a kind of disease of Christianity. You've got to really be Christian to believe in Satan."

"Because our entire universe is made up of consciousness, we never really experience the universe directly we just experience our consciousness of the universe, our perception of it, so right, our only universe is perception."

"Yes, there is a conspiracy, in fact there are a great number of conspiracies that are all tripping each other up. And all of those conspiracies are run by paranoid fantasists and ham-fisted clowns. If you are on a list targeted by the CIA, you really have nothing to worry about. If however, you have a name similar to somebody on a list targeted by the CIA, then you are dead."

"The main thing that I learned about conspiracy theory is that conspiracy theorists actually believe in a conspiracy because that is more comforting. The truth of the world is that it is chaotic. The truth is, that it is not the Jewish banking conspiracy or the grey aliens or the 12 foot reptiloids from another dimension that are in control. The truth is more frightening, nobody is in control. The world is rudderless."

Check out the Alan Moore videos Monsters, Maniacs & Moore and Mindscape: Perception

Infiltraaatiooon :p

Here's your chance to toady up to the Illuminati Tribe post
20601 Bohemian Avenue, Monte Rio, California, 95462

The Bohemian Grove, which is part of the Bohemian Club, is a private men’s club founded in 1872 and based in San Francisco. The Grove itself consists of 2700 acres of forest and watershed, a small part of which is developed with living quarters for members and guests, stages for performances, dining facilities, hiking trails, a trap-and-skeet shooting range, a small store, and a message center.

Bohemian Grove events are:
The Spring Jinks Tuesday, May 29th – Sunday, June 1st, 2008
The Encampment Thursday, July 10th – Sunday, July 27th, 2008

Most jobs are available during the events only, when over 2000 members and guests will stay at the Grove. Many jobs don't require prior experience. These jobs include: Food Server, Busser, Dishwasher, Employee Van Driver, Cook, Baggage Crew, Recycling Crew, Valet Car Parker,Store Clerk,Commissary,Delivery,Message Center Staff, Bus Driver,Registration,Bartender,Security and Trap/Skeet Range Attd.

We have the reputation of being a fair and fun place to work. 75% of our summer staff worked with us previously of which half have worked for 3 summers or more.

If you are reliable, dependable, cordial, and enthusiastic – and can work in a fast-paced environment – we would like to talk with you about joining our summer team.

Interview dates this spring are: Friday, 4/11; Friday 4/18;Friday 4/25; Friday 5/9; Friday 5/16 and Friday 5/23 at the Bohemian Grove. Additional dates will be scheduled in June and July. Watch the Sunday Press Democrat for specific dates. Interviews are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and are on a first-come-first-served basis.

hypertext/?="The Metaphor is the Message"

Readers: Do you think in hypertext?

The era of the linear tome is dead, information is a web - who'd have thought it -
a net of knots in time and space, a palimpsest with infinite, self-referential layers.

I find that the model of hypertext has become the metaphor via which my thoughts, my research, finds form. I can't read one book at a time. Instead I skip between many, following an annotation in one, buying a bibiliographed reference, dipping into books by the same or similar authors in the bookstore, scribbling notes in one book about another. I make the world my internet; the library my world wide web.

Less I describe my journeys in hypertext, how about I carve them in hypertext, for you to explore?

Read on from Obvious Personal Cargo at

Welcome to, the ultimate online resource dedicated to the life and work of the world's greatest science fiction author. The twenty first century has seen a surge of interest in Philip K. Dick, whose stories have inspired generations of readers, film lovers and artists of all kinds. His books and stories are in print in dozens of languages and his works are studied in university classrooms. The legacy of Philip K. Dick is stronger than ever, his seemingly prescient views of the future are more real than he could have ever imagined. This web site is a loving tribute to the man and his work from his fans. It may not be the fanciest site on the internet but we hope the content speaks louder than the form. Enjoy the visit.

Daily Dedroidify: Kabbalah & The Tree of Life

Daily Dedroidify: Kabbalah & The Tree of Life

The Tree of Life (more at the page, this post is just an excerpt) describes the descent of the divine into the manifest world, and methods by which divine union may be attained in this life. It can be viewed as a map of the human psyche and of the workings of creation, both manifest and unmanifest. Indeed, any system can be more fully understood both in itself and relative to any other system by viewing it in relation to the Tree of Life. The Tree allows and requires a more holistic understanding of any topic to which it is applied - reason, spiritual perception and intuition are all needed, as is clear from the structure of the Tree itself.

It is important to realize that the pure nature of divinity is unity, and that the seemingly separate aspects or emanations exist only in view of the emanated, living in a state of illusory separation.

Qabalah could be thought on as the mathematics of the esoteric with the literary side consisting of legends, myths and lore. In Qabalah numbers have a deeper significance. This could be because numbers have mystical properties in themselves, or it could be that numbers, being the purest of symbols, are appropriate entities to hang metaphysical concepts on.

It is difficult to imagine, but the originators of Qabalah had a very different number system from the one we are familiar with today. There is a difference between cardinal numbers (how many there are: 1, 2, 3 ...) and ordinal numbers (1st, 2nd, 3rd ...). To represent cardinal numbers the early Semitic people used letters : aleph = 1, beth = 2, ... This is the basis of Gematria, where words also have numerical values.

Note: I still have no freaking idea how this model can be of any use to me practically :p. I find it hopelessly unnecessarily complicated and elaborate compared to say, the 8 Circuit model, but I admit I'm very much still a novice. Though comments or tips on excellent (explaining) Kabbalah books would be appreciated :).
That being said, check out this video which explains it more or less, at least you learn some new kabbalah and tarot symbolism which is always useful. Presented by the wonderful scottish Merlyn, check out the notes along with the vid.

GV: Merlyn's Praxis: Tree of Life and Tarot
Merlyn's Notes and Images - Audiostream - mp3 download

Peace or Annihilation (The revolution is now)

Maynard James Keenan (Tool & APC): Peace or Annihilation
(The revolution is now)

Richard Bandler Quotes

Richard Bandler is best known as the co-inventor (with John Grinder) of Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP). He also developed follow-up systems known as Design Human Engineering (DHE) and Neuro Hypnotic Repatterning (NHR).

"We take the very best of what people do, synthesise it down, make it learnable and share it with each other - and that is what the real future of what NLP will be and its gonna stay that way!"

"The evolution isn't over. We are the experience that the universe is having."

"Do you want to know a good way to fall in love? Just associate with all your pleasant experiences with someone, and disassociate from all the unpleasant ones."

"Brains aren't designed to get results; they go in directions. If you know how the brain works you can set your own directions. If you don't, then someone else will."

"Disappointment requires adequate planning."

"The greatest personal limitation is to be found not in the things you want to do and can't, but in the things you've never considered doing."

"The reason people have problems is that they have too much time to think."

"The best thing about the past is that it's over. The best thing about the future is that it's yet to come. The best thing about the present is that it's here now."

"People always tell me with absolute certainty that they don't trust themselves."

"If you say to yourself 'It's difficult to get up in the morning', 'It's hard to cease smoking', then you are already using hypnotic suggestions on yourself..."

"You know what ? Certain people think they will feel good if certain things happen... The trick is : you have to feel good for no reason..."

"Remember, it's your own body, your own brain. You're not a victim of the universe, you are the universe."

"If you can't enjoy what you have, you can't enjoy more of it."

"My mantra for silencing the inner dialogue is: 'shut the fuck up, shut the fuck up, shut the fuck up,...'"

"I made the door in my house left-handed, because I'm left handed. When people come in, they push the door the wrong way, and hit themselves on the door. And you know what ? People keep harder and harder to do it ! When something doesn't work, try the same thing harder!"

"You are born with only two fears: fear of falling and fear of loud noise. All the rest is learned. And it's a lot of work!"

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Southland Tales

Southland Tales trailer

Southland Tales is a Philip K. Dick inspired science fiction/drama film, written and directed by Richard Kelly. Set in the near future, the film is a portrait of Los Angeles and a comment on the military-industrial news-tainment complex. Starring Dwayne Johnson, Sean William Scott, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Justin Timberlake, Mandy Moore, Cheri Oteri, Amy Poehler, Jon Lovitz,...

Official site - Imdb - Wiki
Southland Tales, Sri Yantra, and the Butterfly Effect

Terence mckenna - How To Take Psychedelics

Terence mckenna - How To Take Psychedelics Pt.1 and the rest (4 parts!)

Near Death Experiences: Scientific Evidence

These videos are offline unfortunately - can't find other versions of it, if you do please post them in the comments.

Near Death Experiences: Scientific Evidence 1/2

Near Death Experiences: Scientific Evidence 2/2

The Illuminati docu

The Illuminati docu Produced by Christopher Everard-Jurquet

Daily Dedroidify: Pythagoras

Daily Dedroidify: Pythagoras
The Father of Numbers was actually also a Father of Utopia

Untill they wiped him and his society out & chose to remember him for only for his right-angled triangle theorem...

"Thou shalt know;
Self-chosen are the woes that fall on men -
How wretched, for they see not good so near,
Nor hearken to its voice - few only know
The pathway of deliverance from ill."

Timothy Leary, Aleister Crowley, Philip K. Dick, R. Buckminster Fuller and Robert Anton Wilson have all described themselves as modern Pythagoreans.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Battlestargate Galactica Symbolism (updated)

Along with earlier post "Are we the Evil that we see?" ties in nicely the storyline of the new Battlestar Galactica. (Spoiler alert! Article updated for latest episode) It seems that the Cylons and Humans will eventually have to come together and realize their interconnectedness to find peace and fulfillment.

The Cylons have even started shooting their own who wanted to do some cold reprogramming after even the raiders were acting beyond their programming, in other words their BS. Or was this programming of a higher or deeper level, or was it emerging consciousness? In the latest episode even the Centurions who now have the gift of reason showed signs of imminent rebellion and there was an attempt to obliterate the Six model line, after D'Anna's line already has been put to sleep.

Among the humans too the ones who realized they were Cylons from the start go beyond theirs (or are they?) and stay on the Human side, on the only side they really know, the one of their friends. Inevitably Hera (Isis), the Human-Cylon Hybrid of Sharon & Helo will have a role to play in this, for one thing her blood had amazing regenerative properties as it healed president Roslin from her cancer and perhaps she may heal much more. Until things got crazy in the latest episode as the Cylon programming of Tory has really come through, as she 'saved' the second hybrid baby. I hadn't even thought of that before that scene.

The show is amazing for any conspiracy and consciousness explorer, and just excellent period. Included in the show have been the use of entheogens for visions, suicide bombings as the last refuge against a seemingly unstoppable self-created enemy, faith versus reason, torture and prisoner abuse, media manipulation and politics, betrayal and revenge and forgiveness, war on terror and civil liberties, trust, cold reason and survival versus compassion and heavy sacrifice, human polytheism versus the Cylon monotheism and much more. Executive producer Ronald D. Moore has said of the Cylons "They have aspects of Al Qaeda, and they have aspects of the Catholic Church, and they have aspects of America."

The Human Survivors seek the path to Earth not fully realizing what destiny lies ahead, and of course in the temple and the Eye of Jupiter we can find some wonderful stargate symbolism (top and left corner in second image), as you can see in this vid along with some of the other topics I mentioned.

Battlestar Galactica - Requiem for a Dream (Lux Aeterna)

Southland Tales, Sri Yantra, and the Butterfly Effect

Steve Willner at Labyrinth of the Psychonaut has an amazing synchromystic trilogy of wonderful videos up. You can still donate something for his jaw surgery for which he has to raise 54,300 dollars! Anyone who donates $100 or more at his website will receive all of the High Resolution vids he has for sale at his site, as well as a LOP TShirt once they are printed later this month.
The vids are just amazing, the most recent trilogy - what a treat by the way - combining a lot of synchs again starting with partly-Philip K. Dick-inspired Southland tales, Arthur C. Clarke's 2001 and many more. I really look forward to Steve's vids each time, they're the best form of entertainment on the planet I find. If synchromysticism gets more popular it could really help to enlighten a lot of people in a lot of areas and be a great catalyst for more too.

here's the link to the blogpost of the synchromystic trilogy. Check it out for the additional text, wonderful images and sources. Here's the first vid:

Southland Tales, Sri Yantra, and the Butterfly Effect 1/3 and the rest

New X-Files movie: I want to Believe

X-Files: I want to believe teaser trailer

The Secret Sun linked 2 great vids of Chris Carter and Frank Spotnitz from the X-files responding to questions of fans, including Christopher from Secret Sun, see if you can spot his question - I did!

"I want to believe." is the title of the new movie.
I love the X-Files, but - from a worst case perspective - this poster slogan I find rather bold & ignorant. Not to use 'belief' (which divides - ok it unites too, but only those who believe the same as you - and filters) but even worse, making people 'want to believe'. (Though redeemingly in the trailer they say "there are beliefs that cannot be trusted")

A whole other level of confirmation bias:

which is the concept of filtering out info that doesn't agree with your BS (belief system) and only accepting what confirms previous assumptions. I find this slogan could be a big reason for a lot of ignorance in the UFO & alien researching community.

'Believe' nothing, explore everything!

NeuroSoup: Entheogens and Peak Experiences

NeuroSoup: Entheogens and Peak Experiences

Great vid discussing peak experiences, quoting from Ken Wilber's Integral Psychology - which is highly recommended for an in-depth exploration of the stages of consciousness, entheogens, meditation practice and spirituality. Educate Yourself. Your Body is your Temple.

Olbermann on worst Presidential Debate ever

Olbermann on worst Presidential Debate ever

Remember, that doesn't mean it can't get any worse. Sean Hannity who isn't taken seriously by any human being with a brain gets to write in questions, awesome. Congratulations political and media puppets! Keep it up and the consensus reality implosion will be so automatic the world won't know what hit it!

Friday, April 18, 2008

Sisters of Mercy: Temple of Love

Sisters of Mercy & Ofra Haza: Temple of Love

In the black sky thunder sweeping
Underground and over water
Sounds of crying weeping will not save
Your faith for bricks and dreams for mortar
All your prayers must seem as nothing
Ninety-six below the wave
When stone is dust and only air remains

Also check this synchromystic post: Goddess Envy at Through the Looking Glass
and be sure to click through to Atlean Times' Heath Ledger & The Five Points of Rennes le Chateau (Part 2) for the full story, here's part 1 too.

Doughlas Rushkoff Interview: Media Resistance

Doughlas Rushkoff Interview:
Media Resistance at The Digital Minds blog.

Douglas Rushkoff talks about open source Judaism, dealing with Media Viruses and the future.

"I've always understood money to be a medium - something created, with rules, and with biases. But most people seem to think money is real. And that's a true obstacle."

"My utopian vision of the future is people engaging with one another in real space. Literally breathing together in the same room. If media can make the world more efficient so that people get more time to be with each other, for real, then it will have done its job."

book cover says: the pursuasion professionals and why we listen to what 'they' say

Kat Williams - Weed & Iraq

Kat Williams - Weed & Iraq

Carl Sagan - Pale Blue Dot

Carl Sagan - Pale Blue Dot

Wisdom from the Stargate

"I don't believe anything anybody says, even
when I know what they are talking about."
Colonel Jack O'Neill

Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure through the Stargate

Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure Trailer

I recently saw this one again, lovely concentric circle stargate symbolism in this time travel hilarity. Featuring Socrates, mason Napoleon, Billy the Kid, Sickman Fraud, Joan of Arc (Noah's wife), Beethoven, Genghis Khan, Abraham Lincoln and George Carlin!
Also check out this synchromystic post at The Blob featuring the 2K 11:11 awakening and stargate symbolism in the movie.

F*** all of them

"Fuck all of them. May drug-resistant syphilis saturate their bloodlines, may their genitals wither and drop off. You especially, Obama. You alone offered hope for real change, you alone made the unrepentant realists among us think Hell, if that guy is making it work, maybe we can turn this thing around after all. You actually made an optimist out of me, for a little while. And because of that, you suck harder than all the rest."
Novelist Peter Watts

Thanks Posthuman Blues

Something to think about

"I think many New Age efforts at spirituality really fail because they're so taken by the light, and so eager to hold up light and warmth in a world that can be cold and dark, that they don't honor enough the darkness, the sinking, the suffering, and the Shadow."
Matthew Fox

William Shatner & RAW

RAW Maybe Logic Remix by God's Other Devil

Daily Dedroidify: OOPArt

Daily Dedroidify: OOPArt, from the acronym for out-of-place artifact, is a term coined by American zoologist Ivan T. Sanderson for a historical, archaeological or paleontological object found in a very unusual, or even an impossible, location. The term covers a wide variety of objects. They range from material studied by mainstream science, such as the Iron pillar in India, to so-called "forbidden archaeology" that is far outside the mainstream.

Critics regard many cases of OOPArt as the result of mistaken interpretation or wishful thinking, while supporters regard OOPArt as an indication that mainstream science is overlooking huge areas of knowledge, either willfully or through ignorance. While some artifacts have indeed been proven to be mistaken interpretations, a lot are still left unexplained and ignored by mainstream science, has a few articles of those OOPArts sprinkled around.

Of course if something doesn't seem very likely or probable to your expert opinion, you can safely keep ignoring these strange things - mainstream science does if it doesn't fit in with their existing scheme! ;p

Burned history, censored archeology, we don't know anything... unless we search for it. There is wonder in this world.

New Robert Anton Wilson page

New Dedroidify page: Robert Anton Wilson
Featuring all on-site links, quotes and the Cosmic Trigger excerpt on Belief Systems.

RAW was a futurist, novelist, scientific philosopher, libertarian and a Ph.D in psychology. He's written many great works of fiction and non-fiction. In a 2003 interview with High Times magazine, RAW described himself as a "Model Agnostic" which he says "consists of never regarding any model or map of Universe with total 100% belief or total 100% denial. Following Korzybski, I put things in probabilities, not absolutes... My only originality lies in applying this zetetic attitude outside the hardest of the hard sciences, physics, to softer sciences and then to non-sciences like politics, ideology, jury verdicts and, of course, conspiracy theory."
More simply, he claims 'not to believe anything,' since 'belief is the death of thought.' Wilson described his writing as an "attempt to break down conditioned associations—to look at the world in a new way, with many models recognized as models or maps and no one model elevated to the Truth.

"My goal is to try to get people into a state of generalized agnosticism, not agnosticism about God alone, but agnosticism about everything." - Click here to jump to more quotes and this article on Belief Systems.

"Various medical authorities swarm in and out of here predicting I have between two days and two months to live. I think they are guessing. I remain cheerful and unimpressed. I look forward without dogmatic optimism but without dread. I love you all and I deeply implore you to keep the lasagna flying. Please pardon my levity, I don't see how to take death seriously. It seems absurd."

"Whatever the Thinker thinks, the Prover will prove. And if the Thinker thinks passionately enough, the Prover will prove the thought so conclusively that you will never talk a person out of such a belief, even if it is something as remarkable as the notion that there is a gaseous vertebrate of astronomical heft ("GOD") who will spend all eternity torturing people who do not believe in his religion."

Aleister Crowley is back

Chemical Wedding Trailer

Thursday, April 17, 2008

The Missing Secrets Of Nikola Tesla

The Missing Secrets Of Nikola Tesla

Wireless free energy and radio technology, particle beam death ray weaponry distributed in puzzle parts to different governments, weather modification and many more interesting subjects in this great documentary which is presented by a Cylon! (Expect a Battlestar Galactica post coming up soon by the way).

Fresco & RAW: Scientific Method & E-Prime applied to Society

Jacque Fresco: (No) Utopia

The Scientific Method applied socially in a resource based economy, as explained in Jacque Fresco's work (Read this excellent essay: Future and Beyond by Jacque Fresco) and the excellent documentary Future by Design, - combined with E-prime (English without "is" or "being") that Robert Anton Wilson popularized - could lead to a society of much better understanding, tolerance and progress than we have now.

Robert Anton Wilson - Language, Reason & Reality

Dean Radin: The Convergence of Science and "Spirituality"

Dean Radin: The Convergence of Science and "Spirituality"

Dean Radin links: Official site - Entangled Minds blog - Wikipedia - Online videos

This quote comes to mind:
"A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, design a building, conn a ship, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve an equation, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects."
Robert A. Heinlein

Spiral Dynamics

Great article at that explains Spiral Dynamics very simple and effectively, at the link you can also listen to the article!

Ever heard of “Spiral Dynamics”? Very cool stuff put forward by Don Beck and Chris Cowan.

Here’s the quick overview:
People and cultures go through different stages of development. The Spiral guys like to color-code them to make it easier to keep track. It goes like this:

RED. Think: Terrible twos. I’ll blow you up if you piss me off. (Yikes!)
Think: Ten Commandments. Fundamentalist anything. Rules are paramount. Literal interpretations of the Bible are absolutely (God damnit!!) correct. Ahem.
Think: Wall Street. Academia. Science and ambition are key here.
. Think: Environmentalism. Pluralism. All is one. Non-violent.

So, the idea goes that we all evolve through different stages of development. All of those stages above are part of what they call the “first tier.” Here’s the funny thing about those perspectives: they’re all convinced they’re 100% right.

It’s a big food fight.
GREEN looks at ORANGE and says, “You greedy capitalists!!! You’re good for nothing and totally destroying our planet! And, my non-violent self HATES you!”
looks at GREEN and says, “You tree-hugging, New Agey hippies!! Get a job and contribute to the economy, will ya?!? And quit looking at those crystals.”
BLUE looks at everyone and says, “You’re all going to hell because you don’t believe in [insert favorite God here], God damnit!!”
looks at everyone and says, "I hate you!!! I’m blowing you up.”

Everything is “either, or.”
No one can see the validity of the other perspectives.
Not so good.

The idea?
Let’s consciously evolve as individuals and as a culture to a “second-tier” level of consciousness. Here, for the first time, we can hold multiple perspectives. We can see that, in the words of Ken Wilber, “No one is smart enough to be 100% wrong.” :)

What’s that look like?
Well, you can see the truth in the need to take care of our environment AND the need for a powerful economy AND the need for rules and regulations AND the need to take aggressive action when the situation demands it.

Powerful. VERY powerful.

More Spiral Dynamics links: Dedroidify Integral Theory page
Radical Change Group Podcasts: Reality Tunnels and Adaptive Intelligencies, Graves Model of Bio-Psycho-Social System of Human Development

Daily Dedroidify: Lost knowledge - The Great Library of Alexandria

Daily Dedroidify: Lost knowledge - The Great Library of Alexandria

The Royal Library of Alexandria was once the largest in the world. It is assumed to have been founded at the beginning of the 3rd century BC during the reign of Ptolemy II of Egypt and is estimated to have stored at its peak 400,000 to 700,000 parchment scrolls. Not surprisingly, the Great Library became a symbol for knowledge itself.

All that is left of many of the volumes are tantalizing titles that hint at all the history lost from the building's destruction. Few events in ancient history are as controversial as the destruction of the Library, as the historical record is both contradictory and incomplete. There is a growing consensus among historians that the Library of Alexandria likely suffered from several destructive events, notably burnings by the Romans, but that the destruction of Alexandria's pagan temples by Christians in the late 4th century was probably the most severe and final one.

Lost knowledge?
Burning of the Library of Carthage - the Romans
Burning of the Great Library of Alexandria - Romans & Christians
Burning of the Sibylline books - a combo this time of Christian (Arian) Roman General
Burning of loads of South-American culture by the Conquistadores
Thousands of Sanskrit works which disappeared in India in the reign of Emperor Akbar

About Carthage
It was the year 146 B.C. Phoenician Carthage was in its death throes at the end of the third, and last, Punic War with Rome. The Romans had devastated the city, and only the citadel with its temple remained to be conquered. Finally, the courage of the commanding general of Carthage faltered. He crossed the lines, fell on his knees before the Roman general, and begged vainly for his life. Just then, above them on the wall, surrounded by fires from the burning temple, appeared the wife of the Carthaginian general, their two small children in her arms. She screamed curses on her husband for his cowardice and curses on the Romans for their destruction of her city. Then, pressing her children to herself, she jumped into the fires, choosing death for them all rather than lives of slavery.
Needless to say, she won the respect of the Romans and of all those who have heard her story since. It is said that the conquering Roman general wept as Carthage burned. Laid out before him, he perceived the transience of all human constructs, and foresaw the day when his own city, Rome, would suffer a similar fate.

Jon Klimo on the Afterlife, Suicide and Channeling

Coast to Coast Art Bell interview with Jon Klimo on the afterlife, suicide and channeling research: Parapsychologist and world's leading authority on the scientific investigation of channeling, Jon Klimo discussed what happens in the afterlife to those who commit suicide.

Also check this episode: Prof. Jon Klimo spoke about his research into channeling and contact with other realms. Channeling, which includes mediumship (communicating with deceased spirits), can be with any source that is outside oneself and is not from this level of reality. A person might go into a trance state and begin speaking or writing as the entity. In other cases, people receive telepathic messages, he explained.

Klimo shared some of his personal channeling experiences in which he has gone into a mildly altered state. He first sets his intention to be of service to others, and then asks to be in contact with evolved beings, rather than lower astral entities. In one instance, while giving a lecture, he spontaneously began channeling, and a number of clairvoyants in the audience later reported they saw spirit guides & Pleiadian beings hovering over him. He also touched on his research regarding suicide and the afterlife, which he conducted with Pamela Rae Heath M.D.

Here is the first one on youtube though it's with a rather disturbing pic, a slashed arm with blood, though think 'special effects' if you really want to youtube it.

I'm very skeptical about channeling myself, that's exactly why I listened to it.
Very interesting stuff.

Robert Anton Wilson - Subjective Perceptions

Robert Anton Wilson - Subjective Perceptions

"You are the magician that makes the grass green." RAW

Rupert Sheldrake recovering from Stabbing, the Voices did it

Well this sure is an interesting story, from Reality Sandwich.

Rupert Sheldrake, best known for his theory of morphic resonance, was stabbed in the left thigh with a dagger after his talk at the April 2nd International Science and Consciousness Conference in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He is recovering quickly with the help of surgery, prayer and healing techniques like Reiki and Healing Touch. His assailant, a Japanese man who spoke with Sheldrake earlier that week, was tackled in front of the stage and is now awaiting arraignment in the Santa Fe jail.

Sheldrake tells of his first encounter with the man at the conference:

"My attacker was Japanese, and had arrived from Japan only a few days beforehand. He had spoken to me the day before my lecture, telling me he was hearing voices. He was obviously in distress. I later learned that he had told several other people about the voices, and some had tried to help him. But no one anticipated that he would turn violent, and neither I, nor anyone else I know of, had any premonition of it. Although the report in USA Today said that he was "disturbed" by my lecture, which was on the extended mind, this was misleading; he was disturbed anyway. In any case, his English was probably too poor to understand much of what I said. The fact that I was speaking in the final session of the conference may have had more to do with it - if he was going to do something spectacular, this was his last chance. After stabbing me, he was rapidly brought to the floor by an Australian rugby player, and was held down by several men until the police led him away in handcuffs. While on the ground, he apparently said that the voices had told him to attack me. He is now in Santa Fe jail awaiting trial. I feel no anger towards him, but am pleased that he is locked away and unable to harm anyone else."

His recovery is going remarakably well and has revealed a sense of community and solidarity among supporters:

"I was carried along by a great surge of love and well-wishing, with messages pouring in from around the world conveyed to me via [my wife] Jill and via Larry and Barbara Dossey. I learned that at the conference itself, immediately after the stabbing, dozens of people formed a circle to pray for me. Other chanted in a nearby church. My family and many friends around the world were praying for me. Several of my visitors gave me various forms of healing, including Reiki, and one of the nursing staff, who was also a practitioner of Healing Touch, visited me at nights just before I went to sleep, leaving me feeling as if I were floating like a feather."

He is walking again and even doing speaking engagments due in part to everyone's prayers and positive thoughts:

"I am very grateful to all those people who have helped me here in Santa Fe, and to all those at home and around the world who have been praying for me and sending me their love and support. It has made all the difference."

From Reality Sandwich

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Are we the Evil that we see?

The Sol Provider has an excellent blog post on tolerance.

This is just a small excerpt:
A lot of what I read here says that Masonry is evil, the Illuminati must die, the government is evil, etc. I might tend to agree with certain of these ideas at face value. It is difficult to see the world in this state and not want some form of change.

To begin to have concern for the world at large is a great thing. It is the beginning of love and the end of selfishness.

When we seek to do good for goodness sake, we are on the path to recovery. We have begun to look at one another as human souls. We have INSIGHT into people, not race, not gender, not creed, not religion, HUMANITY. We have begun to see the divine in OURSELVES and we extend this view to others.

We start to realize there is more that one life to live.

As we become more aware, we must overcome the previous conditioning. We must put away the habits and patterns that brought us into what we were before. As long as we are ruled by opposites, evil vs. good, right vs. wrong, light vs. dark, we will never achieve true spiritual growth.

We must unify these two opposing forms, which like two thieves, steal our powers and our concentration.

Everything in nature has it's opposite. In most cases the lack of a thing is it's opposite. Knowledge is the evolved state, ignorance the lack of it. Good is a quality, evil is the least degree of good. Light is an element, darkness is the lack of it.

There is a purpose for everything. The condition of this Earth as we now see it is for our betterment... If we choose to use it that way.

Our existence is a result of the need to purify our base desires. The devil cannot act for us, the devil(our base desires) only tempts. It is us that must commit the evil that we see. And we do commit it. It is our thinking that shapes all that we see. If we have ever had an evil thought, desire, or action, we now see it in the world today.

Fighting the enemy simply perpetuates all that we dislike about what we see.

I happen to think we are better than that!

Read on here

The Next Level

The Next Level

From the vid info: A Video Illustration of my thoughts on the future of mankind as revealed by teachers, mystics and psychonauts. I hope to encourage responsible curiosity regarding teacher plants and their purpose in our evolution. Remember, normal is just a setting on your washing machine!

Thanks A Kean Eye

Ben Folds: The Ascent of Stan

Ben Folds: The Ascent of Stan (Only vid I could find :p)

The story of a textbook hippie man turned to the dark side.

Once you wanted revolution! stan
Now you're the institution. stan
How's it feel to be the man? hurts to be the man
It's no fun to be the man!

Funny Google Searches

These are some funny google searches that my counter registered. I encourage all connection searches, no matter how 'weird', especially so some can be used to spread some laughs even if little is learned.

manly p. hall debunked, good luck with that hehe.
john lilly illuminati, or the opposite :p ECCO are the supposed good guys yo.
michael persinger is wrong, lol! Well if it's a comfort I'm sure he's wrong about something.
ctrl alt del meditation, I guess that was about the webcomic. I still hope my free-tru-luv catches on :p
cars pixar disney, the person searching this probably wasn't expecting chemtrails in his results.
we live in time loop experiences repeat, the karmic theory does suggest lessons are repeated until learned, pointing to this awesome article from meta-logic cafe.
martin thuther king, Thuther Thoughts? ;p
zeitgeist debunked, by offended Christians doing a piss poor job at it, there's even an hour and a half docu with selective consciousness for folks that want their religious BS restored.

And the one to top it all off: illuminati kundalini
I found this hilarious site called, it's quite easy to debunk any aspect of reality if your filters are this rigid:
"Kundalini Yoga--The Mother Power (My book review, and rebuttal. Many ignorant people go to yoga classes. You cannot separate the Devil from yoga! The only kind of meditation Christians are supposed to do is meditating on God's word. Not clearing your mind out so a devil can come in!)"

Banksy: One Nation under CCTV

Banksy pulled off an audacious stunt to produce what is believed to be his biggest work yet in central London.

The secretive graffiti artist managed to erect three storeys of scaffolding behind a security fence despite being watched by a CCTV camera.

Then, during darkness and hidden behind a sheet of polythene, he painted this comment on 'Big Brother' society.

You can post comments on Daily Mail articles:
"Your comment will be reviewed shortly. Comments may be edited and not all will be published." lol, they care so much about your opinion.

Lucid Dreaming

Lucidipedia 2nd Trailer

Check out Lucidipedia

From the wiki: A lucid dream, also known as a conscious dream, is a dream in which the person is aware that he or she is dreaming while the dream is in progress. During lucid dreams, it is possible to exert conscious control over the dream characters and environment, as well as to perform otherwise physically impossible feats. Lucid dreams can be extremely real and vivid depending on a person's level of self-awareness during the lucid dream.

Dedroidify: Dreaming & Lucid Dreaming

Flying in a Lucid Dream

Bill Maher New Rules 4/11/2008

Bill Maher New Rules 4/11/2008

"Whenever you combine a secretive compound, religion and weirdos in pioneer outfits, there's going to be some child-f*cking going on." Bill Maher

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

Damn! Sometimes I miss you Bill, just sometimes. He really hits it home here. I can't watch his show anymore though after the 9/11 BS he pulled and just the mainstream politics discussion bores me to death. Just as I can't really watch the Daily Show & Colbert Report anymore all the time. Not enough cohones truth-wise when it comes to world affairs, like any mainstream outlet really.

Daily Dedroidify: Mind-numbing, spirit-crushing IDIOT BOX!

Daily Dedroidify: The mind-numbing, spirit-crushing IDIOT BOX!

Features: # Now available bigger, wider, flatter, clearer, faker, dumber
# Still drains truth, intelligence, morality, attention-span, time, opportunity, fitness
# More lies, more overpriced, more channels, more advertising, more drama, more propaganda
# Oh and... Celebrity dancing & ice-skating, what's next? Televised celebrity pony rides?

Being exposed to stupidity & immorality... turns you stupid & immoral!
Who'd have thunk it!?

Network: TV is a goddamn amusement park

I don't need a box to tell my vision!

"The television, that insidious beast, that Medusa which freezes a billion people to stone every night, staring fixedly, that Siren which called and sang and promised so much and gave, after all, so little." Ray Bradbury

"Watching television is like taking black spray paint to your third eye."
Bill Hicks

Sure you can watch tv, but really watch.
See through it.

Terence McKenna on McLuhan: The media is the message

Sure you can watch tv, but really watch.
See through it.

tv is the ultimate tool
to make you lame
to keep you lame
and then when you all are lame
they feed you with a view upon the lame life of others
and then you and your lame friends can comment on them
there is a button on your TV
when you push it 'off'
it turns your life 'on'

"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

The Red Hot Chili Peppers: Throw Away Your Televisiontubbies

"Throw away your television. Take the noose off your ambition. Reinvent your intuition now. It's a repeat! Of a story told. It's a repeat! And it's getting old... " RHCP

"I can't watch TV longer than 5 minutes without praying for nuclear holocaust."
Bill Hicks

"If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there'd be peace." John Lennon

"I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book." Groucho Marx

How Television affects Your Brain Chemistry

"Television incision on the frontal lobe! You know big brother ain't a tv show! It's how we roll with what they know! Reality bites me comfortably, inducing you into watching me, watching you, watching we, methodically!" Coldcut

"Why don't you ask the kids at Tiananmen Square was fashion the reason why they were there? They disguise it, hypnotize it, Television made you buy it!" SOAD

"I haven't had a TV in 10 years, and I really don't miss it. 'Cause it's always so much more fun to be with people than it ever was to be with a television." Chuck Palahniuk

Incubus - Idiot Box (live at Red Rox)

"TV what do I need!
Tell me who to believe!?
What's the use of autonomy when a button does it all?"

"When I was young, the TV had dignity - it went off, now it's like some prostitute in Las Vegas - it's on all night." Paul Mooney

Television... The more you watch people behave immorally, the more you consider the behavior normal and permissible. This may not apply to you personally, but when the images are presented night after night, year after year, to a population of millions of people, there are effects on that population.

Robert Anton Wilson: Cosmic Trigger Excerpt

Preface to the Falcon Press Edition, 1986
Cosmic Trigger was originally published by And/Or Press about ten years ago, and by Pocket Books shortly thereafter. Although some of my novels have sold far better, in two dimensions at least it is my most "successful" book in human terms.

1. From the date of the first printing to the present, I have received more mail about Cosmic Trigger than about anything else I ever wrote, and most of this mail has been unusuallly intelligent and open-minded. For some reason, many readers of this book think they can write to me intimately and without fear, about subjects officially Taboo in our society. I have learned a great deal from the correspondence, and have met some wonderful new friends.

2. On lecture tours, I am always asked more questions about this book than about all my other works together.

This new edition presents an opportunity to answer the most frequent questions and to correct the most persistent misunderstandings.

It should be obvious to all intelligent readers (but curiously is not obvious to many) that my viewpoint in this book is one of agnosticism. The word "agnostic" appears explicitly in the prologue and the agnostic attitude is revealed again and again in the text, but many people still think I "believe" some of the metaphors and models employed here. I therefore want to make it even clearer than ever before that

This remark was made, in these very words, by John Gribbin, physics editor of New Scientist magazine, in a BBC-TV debate with Malcolm Muggeridge, and it provoked incredulity on the part of most viewers. It seems to be a hangover of the medieval Catholic era that causes most people, even the educated, to think that everybody must "believe" something or other, that if one is not a theist, one must be a dogmatic atheist, and if one does not think Capitalism is perfect, one must believe fervently in Socialism, and if one does not have blind faith in X, one must alternatively have blind faith in not-X or the reverse of X.

My own opinion is that belief is the death of intelligence. As soon as one believes a doctrine of any sort, or assumes certitude, one stops thinking about that aspect of existence. The more certitude one assumes, the less there is left to think about, and a person sure of everything would never have any need to think about anything and might be considered clinically dead under current medical standards, where absence of brain activity is taken to mean that life has ended.

My attitude is identical to that of Dr. Gribbin and the majority of physicists today, and is known in physics as "the Copenhagen Interpretation," because it was formulated in Copenhagen by Dr. Niels Bohr and his co-workers c. 1926-28. The Copenhagen Interpretation is sometimes called "model agnosticism" and holds that any grid we use to organize our experience of the world is a model of the world and should not be confused with the world itself. Alfred Korzybski, the semanticist, tried to popularize this outside physics with the slogan, "The map is not the territory." Alan Watts, a talented exegete of Oriental philosophy, restated it more vividly as "The menu is not the meal."

Belief in the traditional sense, or certitude, or dogma, amounts to the grandiose delusion, "My current model" -- or grid, or map, or reality-tunnel -- "contains the whole universe and will never need to be revised." In terms of the history of science and knowledge in general, this appears absurd and arrogant to me, and I am perpetually astonished that so many people still manage to live with such a medieval attitude.

Cosmic Trigger deals with a process of deliberately induced brain change through which I put myself in the years 1962-1976. This process is called "initiation" or "vision quest" in many traditional societies and can loosely be considered some dangerous variety of self-psychotherapy in modern terminology. I do not recommend it for everybody, and I think I obtained more good results than bad ones chiefly because I had been through two varieties of ordinary psychotherapy before I started my own adventures and because I had a good background in scientific philosophy and was not inclined to "believe" any astounding Revelations too literally.

Briefly, the main thing I learned in my experiments is that "reality" is always plural and mutable.

Since most of Cosmic Trigger is devoted to explaining and illustrating this, and since I still encounter people who have read all my writings on this subject and still do not understand what I am getting at, I will try again in this new Preface to explain it ONE MORE TIME, perhaps more clearly than before.

"Reality" is a word in the English language which happens to be (a) a noun and (b) singular. Thinking in the English language (and in cognate Indo-European languages) therefore subliminally programs us to conceptualize "reality" as one block-like entity, sort of like a huge New York skyscraper, in which every part is just another "room" within the same building. This linguistic program is so pervasive that most people cannot "think" outside it at all, and when one tries to offer a different perspective they imagine one is talking gibberish.

The notion that "reality" is a noun, a solid thing like a brick or a baseball bat, derives from the evolutionary fact that our nervous systems normally organize the dance of energy into such block-like "things," probably as instant bio-survival cues. Such "things," however, dissolve back into energy dances -- processes or verbs -- when the nervous system is synergized with certain drugs or transmuted by yogic or shamanic exercises or aided by scientific instruments. In both mysticism and physics, there is general agreement that "things" are constructed by our nervous systems and that "realities" (plural) are better described as systems or bundles of energy functions.

So much for "reality" as a noun. The notion that "reality" is singular, like a hermetically sealed jar, does not jibe with current scientific findings which, in this century, suggest that "reality" may better be considered as flowing and meandering, like a river, or interacting, like a dance or evolving, like life itself.

Most philosophers have known, at least since around 500 B.C., that the world perceived by our senses is not "the real world" but a construct we create -- our own private work of art. Modern science began with Galileo's demonstration that color is not "in" objects but "in" the interaction of our senses with objects. Despite this philosophic and scientific knowledge of neurological relativity, which has been more clearly demonstrated with each major advance in instrumentation, we still, due to language, think that behind the flowing, meandering, inter-acting, evolving universe created by perception is one solid monolithic "reality" hard and crisply outlined as an iron bar.

Quantum physics has undermined that Platonic iron-bar "reality" by showing that it makes more sense scientifically to talk only of the inter-actions we actually experience (our operations in the laboratory) ; and perception psychology has undermined the Platonic "reality" by showing that assuming it exists leads to hopeless contradictions in explaining how we actually perceive that a hippopotamus is not a symphony orchestra.

The only "realities" (plural) that we actually experience and can talk meaningfully about are perceived realities, experienced realities, existential realities -- realities involving ourselves as editors -- and they are all relative to the observer, fluctuating, evolving, capable of being magnified and enriched, moving from low resolution to hi-fi, and do not fit together like the pieces of a jig-saw into one single Reality with a capital R. Rather, they cast illumination upon one another by contrast, like the paintings in a large museum, or the different symphonic styles of Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, and Mahler.

Alan Watts may have said it best of all: "The universe is a giant Rorschach ink-blot." Science finds one meaning in it in the 18th Century, another in the 19th, a third in the 20th; each artist finds unique meanings on other levels of abstraction; and each man and woman finds different meanings at different hours of the day, depending on the internal and external environments.

Read the rest of this great excerpt here at RAW's official website.

I just have to post the ending too cause it's too good:

Finally as a matter of some entertainment value, not all the mail I have received about this book has been intelligent and thoughtful. I have recieved several quite nutty and unintentionally funny poison-pen letters from two groups of dogmatists -- Fundamentalist Christians and Fundamentalist Materialists.

The Fundamentalist Christians have told me that I am a slave of Satan and should have the demons expelled with an exorcism. The Fundamentalist Materialists inform me that I am a liar, a charlatan, fraud and scoundrel. Aside from this minor difference, the letters are astoundingly similar. Both groups share in the same crusading zeal and the same total lack of humor, charity, and common human decency.

These intolerable cults have served to confirm me in my agnosticism by presenting further evidence to support my contention that when dogmas enter the brain, all intellectual activity ceases.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

After all what is Time, a mere Tyranny? (+Simulacra part 2)

The Hidden Agendas Blog has salvaged a fascinating article that went missing from the news site, here's an excerpt:

The possibility to travel in the past is proved by Professor Nikolai Koziryov, who works in the observatory of Pulkovo (Saint - Petersburg). He found out that astronauts observe the light of one the same star from three points from the past, present and future.

Academician Albert Veinik from Minsk, Bellarus, proposed a hypothesis back in the 70s that the time has a material carrier. He called it Chronomic zone and even made a device for its accumulation.

Albert assumed that our planet also has a chronosphere, so if we learn how to manipulate it, we'll be able to make a trip to the past.

Read the entire fascinating article here

"Who controls the past controls the future.
Who controls the present controls the past."
George Orwell

The Blob put up a related post today including the video game Prince of Persia: Sands of Time

This is quite fascinating, as 1. David Wilcock has mentioned that the elite already possess time travel tech and are hereby masters at rigging elections and turning reality to their favor.

And 2. Of course, now I can't hesitate to post more excerpts from Philip K. Dick's Simulacra (spoiler alert) which is just pure genius. It also features the elite having time travel technology, similar to "The Penultimate Truth", another great book by him, in which the elite use time travel tech even to misuse archaeology.

Among many other wonderful tongue in cheeck social commentary, the matriarchal President Nicole - who is like a celeb that the citizens ignorantly worship, uses the fictional(? :p) von Lessinger Principle to get someone back from Time chosen by a general to apparently save 6 million Jewish lives in some period that might be familiar to you (I haven't finished the book but I think the State of Israel in the book pushed this), guess who they get to negociate with...

"'It's Goering,' Nicole said.
'Of course,' Star continued to smile.
'You damn fool,' she said. 'He's too smart for any of us - don't you know that? If we try do business with him-'"
And of course, there are always warnings...
"I think von Lessinger was right in his final summation: no one should go near the Third Rech. When you deal with psychotics you're drawn in; you become mentally ill yourself."
Later however a plot leaks out that some Ges (elites, fittingly I associate them with Gangsters :p, after all what is a ganster, a part of an elitist gang) that want to stop the system of having an android be supposedly elected by the people every 4 years, that becomes the husband of Nicole and gives the people another illusion and something to look forward to. lol! That's not even the full story but I won't spoil all of it.
"'And,' Pembroke pointed out eagerly, 'these eight men, these top officers at Karp (android factory), are de facto criminals; they've deliberately met and conspired against the legal government... 'May I say,' Nicole said drily, 'that all of us are de facto criminals. Because this government - as you pointed out is based on a fraud. And of the most primary magnitude.'
'But it's the legal government,' Garth said. 'Fraud or not. And the so-called "fraud" is in the best interests of the people. We're not doing it to exploit anyone - as the cartel system does. We're not out to engorge ourselves at somebody else's expense.'
At least, Nicole thought, that's what we tell ourselves."
So the book so far alludes that they will try to convince Goering to bring some of his assassins, which are normally no longer necessary and thus don't exist anymore as a near-complete control system is in place, to wipe out the conspirers and thus retain the Status Quo and stay in power.

"He had gone slightly ahead in his time, by use of his own von Lessinger equipment; he had become impatient waiting for Nicole to arrange the transfer of Goering. Here it was now; or rather, here it would be in seven more hours."

"It was easy, possessing von Lessinger equipment, to penetrate the White House despite its National Police guards... Not only was he able to observe his past and future selves - the future, at least, in terms of possibility. Of potentiality, rather than actuality. The vista spread out for his inspection of the perhaps."

"They will make a deal. Nicole and Goering; the Reichsmarschall, taken first from 1941 and then from 1944, will be shown the ruined Germany of 1945, will see the end in store for the Nazis - will see himself in the dock at Nuremberg, and, at last, will view his own suicide by a poison carried in a retal suppository. This will rather influence him, to say the least."
"Artists use lies to tell the truth. Politicians use them to cover it up." V

Maybe, maybe.