Saturday, April 26, 2008

Life of Agony - Weeds

Life of Agony - Weeds
Today I cut off all the ties
Been led blind for all this time
But somewhere in between the lies
Are the hearts and minds of those who tried

And although I've heard your lies
And I don't know why
I keep searching for something that I never found
While these weeds get deeper as I turn around
And time grows older and I've grown colder
So long has passed that I forgot to count

These weeds have grown where the sun once shone
And I can feel it

This space between us...

Accept Jesus & forget Tolle or Chuck Norris will kick your ass

Oprah's new Easter by Chuck Norris

This post is directly related to the previous one. Here's the funniest bit of the Chuck article:

"As C.S.. Lewis -- the great Oxford scholar and writer of "The Chronicles of Narnia," who was once an avid atheist -- wrote:
"A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a good moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic -- on the level with the man who says he is a poached egg -- or else he would be the Devil of Hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God: or else a madman or something worse.

"You can shut Him up for a fool, you can spit at Him and kill Him as a demon; or you can fall at His feet and call Him Lord and God. But let us not come with any patronizing nonsense about His being a great moral teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to."
That might not be what Oprah, Tolle or others around the world want to hear on their webinar, but he is everything we all need to obtain peace with God and peace with one another."

Yes obviously, that's what 2000 years of history have clearly shown!

Geez, here's another article by this wise man: Would Jesus support War
The answer according to Chuck is yes, duh!

"Do not think that I came to bring peace on the earth; I did not come to bring peace, but a sword." G-sus
A sword is also a freaking metaphor for "intellect" & "reason". Ironically...

Hilarious site: Chuck Norris is the second coming of Jesus Christ, deal with it.

If you don't think this is funny, let me just pull this Walker Texas Ranger lever...

update: Holy shit Chuck Norris woke up exo-politically!

Alan Watts: Mysticism & Morals

Alan Watts: Mysticism & Morals Pt. 1 & the rest

Ordinaries with bad taste

Today I was eating at my folks and singer Mika came on the radio, now if you don't know this product keep it that way lol. My mom said "I heard he's a real asshole when he performs, an arrogant prick who's intolerable to deal with."

So finally I was able to mention some PKD to her haha, as I just started reading "Flow my tears the policeman said." Which has excellent commentaries on society as always from PKD.
Excerpt alert!
Jason Taverner has never and will never disappoint his fans. However Heather may feel about hers.
"You don't like them," Jason said as they squirmed and pushed and ducked their way down the steaming, sweat-smellin corridor, "because you don't like yourself. You secretly think they have bad taste."
"They're dumb," Heather grunted, and cursed quietly as her flat, large hat flopped from her head and disappeared forever within the whale's belly of close-pressing fans.
"They're ordinaries," Jason said...
Heather grated, "Don't say thatword."
"They're ordinaries," Jason said, "and they're morons. Because" - he nipped at the lobe of her ear - that's what it means to be an ordinary. Right?" ...
"You really do hate them, " he said.
"Yes." She nodded briskly. "And so do you."

Daily Dedroidify: Atlantis

Daily Dedroidify: Atlantis

The earliest (recognized...) references to the island of Atlantis are in Plato's works "Timaeus" and "Critias". In his story, Critias describes the origins and form of Atlantis to Socrates and his guests.
The story abruptly ends with Zeus, the god of gods, seeing the corruption of the Atlanteans, determined to chastise them. Zeus begins to speak; but what he says, and everything that follows in the Critias, has been lost.

The dialog of Timaeus is a continuation of Critias's tale, and delivers a more thorough history of ancient civilizations and mentions the state of Atlantis and its foreign relations, albeit briefly.

Although 'mainstream science' considers Atlantis to be a myth, Plato repeatedly
lets his characters state their reports are true, for example:
"Listen then, Socrates, to a tale which, strange though it be, is yet perfectly true,
as Solon, the wisest of the seven once said..." Critias

Plato's Timaeus & Critias

Over 11,000 years ago there existed an island nation located in the middle of the Atlantic ocean populated by a noble and powerful race. The people of this land possessed great wealth thanks to the natural resources found throughout their island. The island was a center for trade and commerce. The rulers of this land held sway over the people and land of their own island and well into Europe and Africa.

Atlantis was the domain of Poseidon, god of the sea. When Poseidon fell in love with a mortal woman, Cleito, he created a dwelling at the top of a hill near the middle of the island and surrounded the dwelling with rings of water and land to protect her.

Cleito gave birth to five sets of twin boys who became the first rulers of Atlantis. The island was divided among the brothers with the eldest, Atlas, first King of Atlantis, being given control over the central hill and surrounding areas.

At the top of the central hill, a temple was built to honor Poseidon which housed a giant gold statue of Poseidon riding a chariot pulled by winged horses. It was here that the rulers of Atlantis would come to discuss laws, pass judgments, and pay tribute to Poseidon.

To facilitate travel and trade, a water canal was cut through of the rings of land and water running south to the sea.

The city of Atlantis sat just outside the outer ring of water and spread across the plain. This was a densely populated area where the majority of the population lived.

Beyond the city lay a fertile plain surrounded by another canal used to collect water from the rivers and streams of the mountains. The climate was such that two harvests were possible each year. One in the winter fed by the rains and one in the summer fed by irrigation from the canal.

Surrounding the plain to the north were mountains which soared to the skies. Villages, lakes, rivers, and meadows dotted the mountains.

Besides the harvests, the island provided all kinds of herbs, fruits, and nuts. An abundance of animals, including elephants, roamed the island.

For generations the Atlanteans lived simple, virtuous lives. But slowly they began to change. Greed and power began to corrupt them. When Zeus saw the immorality of the Atlanteans he gathered the other gods to determine a suitable punishment.

In a single day and night of misfortune it was gone. The island of Atlantis,
its people, and its memory were swallowed by the sea.
(summary adapted from here)

Worldwide there are an estimated 500 mythological stories referring to a paradise island that sunk into the sea due to disaster.
What a coincidence... :p

Atlantis Streaming Vids

Bonus points for people who noticed that the first image has concentric circle stargate symbolism, and the second image is from Stargate Atlantis. Gotta love it.

Oh and gotta say this at one point or another, if you see posts with lousy formatting, please scroll on first and refresh in a few minutes, I can't help it if the Blogger preview or compose function are totally useless for my style of posting :p I also edit posts later on, a lot! To make 'em better :p. Thanks for understanding :p

Secret Images of Google Earth

Secret Images of Google Earth

This vid is rather old, but as I hadn't seen it yet,
I'm sure some of you haven't either ;)

Just some thoughts:
1. Sungod? makes me think of a Louis XIV mask
2. Native American face, Pacal?
3. Nazca-line alien or therianthropic figure?
4. Merkabah (aka Star of David).
5. Triangle with Concentric Circle Stargate.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Propaganda as Institutional Self-Deception

Remember this NY Times article: "Behind Analysts, the Pentagon’s Hidden Hand"? Also check the amazing article: Propaganda as Institutional Self-Deception at Reality Sandwich
"Trouble is, how do we get these guys into a reality detox center?

Don't forget these are the same policy makers who brought us Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo. Try to remember that historically people who use torture do so because they have no other way to change reality. Think back to the heretics who said the world was round, or that the Earth orbited the sun. Rather than concede to the simple evidence of nature's laws, it's more convenient to simply torture, imprison or murder those who refute you. That, or give them company stock from your friendly, local military contractor. Regardless, the Pentagon and its pliant media could surely benefit from this geography lesson: Denial ain't a river in Egypt."

Read the entire great article here at Reality Sandwich.

Here's the NY times piece:
Behind Analysts, the Pentagon’s Hidden Hand

In the summer of 2005, the Bush administration confronted a fresh wave of criticism over Guantánamo Bay. The detention center had just been branded “the gulag of our times” by Amnesty International, there were new allegations of abuse from United Nations human rights experts and calls were mounting for its closure.

The administration’s communications experts responded swiftly. Early one Friday morning, they put a group of retired military officers on one of the jets normally used by Vice President Dick Cheney and flew them to Cuba for a carefully orchestrated tour of Guantánamo.

To the public, these men are members of a familiar fraternity, presented tens of thousands of times on television and radio as “military analysts” whose long service has equipped them to give authoritative and unfettered judgments about the most pressing issues of the post-Sept. 11 world.

Hidden behind that appearance of objectivity, though, is a Pentagon information apparatus that has used those analysts in a campaign to generate favorable news coverage of the administration’s wartime performance, an examination by The New York Times has found.

Read on at NY Times

Slacker - Directed by Richard Linklater

Slacker Intro (Starts talking at 2nd minute)

The opening scene from director Richard Linklater's (Waking Life, A Scanner Darkly, Dazed & Confused, Fast Food Nation) first film, Slacker, set and filmed in Austin, TX.

Linklater discusses dreams and alternate realities with the cab driver - a main thematic undercurrent in the film.

Stephen Colbert on Larry King

Stephen Colbert on Larry King part 1 & the rest

ROFL @ the hope bong!
Take everything he says seriously! :p

Daily Dedroidify: Philip K. Dick

Daily Dedroidify: Philip K. Dick

PKD was an American science fiction writer and novelist who changed the genre profoundly. Though hailed during his lifetime by peers, Dick received little public recognition until after his death, when several popular film adaptations of his novels [Blade Runner (Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?), Total Recall (We Can Remember It for You Wholesale), Minority Report, Paycheck, the Truman Show (Time Out of Joint), A Scanner Darkly & PKD inspired Southland Tales] introduced him to a larger audience. (His books outclass the movie adaptations by far.) His work is now some of the most popular in science fiction, and Dick has gained both general acclaim and critical respect, though, sadly, most of the popular interest in his work has occured after his death.

In February and March 1974, Dick experienced a series of visions and auditions including an information-rich "pink light" beam that transmitted directly into his consciousness. A year after the events, in March 1975, Dick summarized the 2-3-74 experiences that would pervade his writing for the final eight years of his life:

# March 18, 1974: It, from inside me, looked out and saw the world did not compute, that I - and it - had been lied to. It denied the reality, and power, and authenticity of the world, saying, 'This cannot exist; it cannot exist.'
# March 20, 1974: It seized me entirely, lifting me from the limitations of the space-time matrix; it mastered me as, at the same time, I knew that the world around me was cardboard, a fake. Through its power of perception I saw what really existed, and through its power of no-thought decision, I acted to free myself.

There are those who are eager to create a 'Saint Phil' who emerged from this experience. In that regard, it's wise to remember that Dick himself always bore in mind what he called the "minimum hypothesis" -that is, the possibility that all that he had undergone was merely self-delusion. On the other hand, there are those who regard Dick as a charlatan who foisted upon his readers a pseudo-mystical revelation fueled by mental disorder. But surely a charlatan is one who insists on the seriousness and accuracy of his claims. This Dick never did. One has only to go and read VALIS (1981) to find a piercingly knowing humor in Dick's portrayal of himself as Horselover Fat: "Fat must have come up with more theories than there are stars in the universe. Every day he developed a new one, more cunning, more exciting and more fucked."

Those who insist on the "truth" or "falsehood" of Dick's experience of 2-3-74 are missing the central point: that those experiences provided him with the means to explore, with integrity, insight, and humility, the difficulties of making sense of any spiritual path in a relentlessly secular and cynical Western culture in which even apparent revelations can be instantly repackaged as popular entertainment.

PKD wrote a captivating essay called 'How To Build A Universe That Doesn't Fall Apart Two Days Later' after a series of recurring strange events in his life with VALIS that Rome's civilisation never ended and we were still there. In the philosophical movie 'Waking Life' by Richard Linklater (Who is directed 'A Scanner Darkly'), they expand on the essay, that PKD wasn't far from the truth... that there's only one instant, and it's right now. And it's eternity. On the other hand, if you consider the vatican's world influence you could indeed say that Rome civilisation is still in effect...

At one point, during an encounter with VALIS, Dick learned that his infant son was in danger of perishing from an unnamed malady. Routine checkups on the child had shown no trouble or illness; however, Dick insisted that thorough tests be run to ensure his son's health. The doctor eventually complied, despite the fact that there were no apparent symptoms. During the examination doctors discovered an inguinal hernia, which would have killed the child if an operation was not quickly performed. His son survived thanks to the operation, which Dick attributed to the "intervention" of VALIS.

"After all, if you're a buddha, you should be able to figure it out for yourself."
Philip K. Dick

We Are Change confronts Schwarzenegger

We Are Change confronts Schwarzenegger

I love these guys:
See the powers that be are not that powerful at all, look at how they squirm when confronted. And look at how sheepish the security is, wtf, are those robots already? :p (for clarification, robots=conditioned people :p)

And in case you heard about the incident, check this and the video:

Secret Service (SS) Provocateur attacks WeAreChange

Bohemian Grove Primer

Bohemian Grove Primer

Thursday, April 24, 2008


These trees really made my day.

Dan Gilbert: Why are we happy? Why aren't we happy?

Ted Talks Dan Gilbert: Why are we happy? Why aren't we happy?

In this memorable talk, Dan Gilbert demonstrates just how poor we humans are at predicting (or understanding) what will make us happy. Gilbert is a psychology professor at Harvard, and author of "Stumbling on Happiness".

The Simulacra final part 3

It finally happened, the sham political system collapses in the novel, and is obviously a metaphor for our western system of democrazy.

"They were frightened," Pembroke said." and frightened people lose the ability to think." about how the elite cowards lost their power structure :) I wonder how afraid they are in this reality.

"And don't worry about the psychological effect on the nation," pembroke said. "on the masses of Bes. I think they'll be able to withstand it, once the initial shock has worn off. There will be a reaction, of course; I expect it to demolish the system of government. Wouldn't you agree? By that I mean there will be no further der Altes (android replacement president) and no more so-called "Nicole," (first lady getting replaced by an actress when too old, people are too stupid to notice) and no more division into Ge and Be. Because we'll all be Ges, now." anyone else think of the bee gees here? :p

The Simulacra part 1 and part 2

Radiohead: All I Need

Radiohead: All I Need

From the Rabbit Hole

Check out this post straight From the Rabbit Hole. Apparently a scorpio moon doubled (I suck at astrology) there is an INCREDIBLE window open for manifestation and transmutation of energy, since scorpio moves between realms, and can transmute poison to nectar. So there!

Daily Dedroidify: 3 wise tales

Daily Dedroidify: 3 wise tales

Bodhidharma was the Buddhist monk traditionally credited as the founder of Zen Buddhism in China. People said that he was brought before the emperor Wu, who desired to see the wise man and wanted to hear approving words for the pious works he managed. Therefor he asked Bodhidharma:
"We have built temples, multiplied holy writings, converted monks and nuns. Your holiness, is there a certain merit to our behaviour?"
"No merit what so ever."
The distraught emperor was of the opinion that such a reply rejected the teachings and asked:
"What then is the holy truth, the highest principle?"
"That principle is in each thing, nothing is sacred."
"Who are you then, here before me?"
"I don't know majesty."

The Cave
A robber, artist, grabber and wise man were travelling together and found a cave, hidden deep in the rocks.
The robber said: "What a great hiding place!"
The artist said: "What a great space for murals!"
The grabber said: "What a great cavity to hide a treasure!"
But the wise man only said: "What a great cave!"

The zen teacher Haku-In was praised by his neighbors for his pure way of life.
A pretty Japanese girl, that lived next to him with her parents, was expecting a child.
This made the parents furious. The girl didn't want to mention the father's name at first, but finally named Haku-In.
The furious parents went to see the master.
"O!" was his only reply.
After the child was born, it was brought to Haku-In.
Who had because of this incident lost his reputation, which didn't bother him, but he took very good care of the child. He received milk from his neighbours and everything the child needed.
A year later the girl couldn't contain herself any longer and told her parents the truth, that the real father was a young man who worked at the fish market.
Her parents immediately went to see Haku-In to ask him for forgiveness,
stuttered a thousand apologies and asked for the child to be returned.
"O!" said Haku-In, as he handed them the child.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Wilson's 'Reality Tunnels'

by David R. Weissbard from the Unitarian Universalist Church. (Link down now) Seriously! That is really great and hopeful btw! The article handles the movie Shine along with Reality Tunnels, as I haven't seen that movie, I'm just gonna post the general stuff here and you can check out the Shining part at the link.

Wilson's 'Reality Tunnels'
I made reference to "reality tunnels" in a sermon several years ago after I discovered Robert Anton Wilson's book, The New Inquisition. Some of you may recall the term "Sumbunall" he proposed as a corrective to what I termed our "illiberal liberalism." Rather than saying "All conservatives believe..." or "all popular music is..." or "all men are..." he suggests that we say "Some, but not all..."

Central to Wilson's understanding of the world is his belief that all of us construct realities with which we live - except that we assume that they are given - that they are "real" - rather than constructed. And so we make judgements about how the world works, and who other people are, and about who we are. The problem is that we live in what he calls "reality tunnels" which are focused in such a way as to exclude inputs and experiences that may challenge what we believe, that may help us see the errors in our limited or erroneous constructions of reality.

Wilson maintains that many people who claim to faithfully follow the scientific method do so unfaithfully - continually excluding evidence that does not fit within the parameters of their expectations.

Wilson says:
"We make facts by organizing appearances into reality-tunnels that suit our present needs, our problems-to-be-solved, our fears and fantasies, and our prejudices.

And just as the Fundamentalist Materialist classifies as "fact" that which fits its model, and dismisses as "mere appearance" that which does not fit, so, too, the Fundamentalist Thomist mechanically accepts that which fits the Thomist model... - and similar mechanisms perpetuate the Fundamentalist Samoan tiki-worship reality tunnel, and the Fundamentalist racist reality-tunnel, and the Fundamentalist male chauvinist reality-tunnel, and the Fundamentalist Ohio Presbyterian Republican reality-tunnel, and the Fundamentalist Iranian Islamic reality-tunnel..."
And we should add, the Fundamentalist Unitarian Universalist Liberal reality tunnel.

Our culture has been based on the belief that the basic reality tunnel created by White European males over the past 300 years is the only "real" way to look at the world - what could Asians, Africans, women, Native Americans, possibly have to offer us? Including them in a course of study wastes time and dilutes our knowledge. "Our culture succeeded and theirs failed! What could we gain from them?"

Aho's View
I am fascinated by a book that Jim Spelman called to my attention: This Thing of Darkness : A Sociology of the Enemy by James Aho. Listen to Aho's orientation to reality:
"...even a moment's reflection reveals that what I see as trash some other person might well see as food, what I experience as pleasure someone else may see as pain, what I call a duty may in reality be a choice; and thus the social institutions we commonly hold to be inexorable, necessary and unavoidable are in fact our own collective creations, hence not inevitable at all. In other words, human beings reside in worlds they themselves have fashioned. Our worlds are cultural "art-facts," not natural affairs. However we tend to forget this truth, attributing responsibility for our world to some other thing, event or Person independent of us: our genes, Fate, the Will of God, "the way I was raised," and so forth."
What Aho is talking about, in other words, is the reality tunnels we create and live in.

I thought for a while Aho was going to be poignantly relevant today because one of the examples he uses of our creation of enemies is Saddam Hussein. Consider this:
"As difficult it is for us to hear them, Iraqi ravings about Western "imperialism," American "duplicity," and the "violations" of Muslim women and sanctuaries are in a pragmatic sense probably as realistic to Iraqis as is the following creed expressed so baldly by American officials and repeated like cant by the American public: Saddam is the "greatest peril" today to freedom, security, and the American way of life, a "ruthless tyrant" who has committed "outrageous acts of genocidal barbarism" that "surpass" even those of Hitler in their brutality."
That, friends, is a propaganda reality tunnel which is being used on us to unite us against a common foe, to distract us from our own problems. If you think about it outside of the popular reality tunnel, Saddam is right in saying that the American led sanctions are killing his people and there is no end to them in sight. To acknowledge this is not to say that Saddam is a "good guy," but as I suggested last year, we created him, we armed him, we backed him when he served our purposes. If you want to see reality tunnels, look at the headline of this morning's paper.

Levenson and 'Understanding'
Beyond those grand socially created reality tunnels are the individual ones we create to make sense of our own lives. Every individual has individual reality tunnels that are unique from every one else's. They are constructed from our own experiences.

One of the books I have found most influential on my thought over the years is one recommended to me by a therapist 25 years ago called The Fallacy of Understanding. In it, Edgar Levenson, with a perspective not unlike Wilson and Aho, maintains that we can never really understand another person - we try to fit their experience into our perception of what is real, but it is a Procrustean bed - we chop off parts that don't fit our perceptions and experiences. To say to someone else, "I understand you" is really a lie or a delusion. We can know what we know only in terms of our own experience and that is never universal.

What Wilson and Aho and Levenson are stressing, is something that I consider a central theme of my ministry, namely: seeking to make us more aware of the limits of our understanding, the limits imposed by our reality tunnels, the awareness that what we think we see objectively is always subjective at its core. It is only when we can see the greater truth beyond our limited versions of it, that we can be open to wisdom and relationship.

Political Reality Tunnels
Monday morning I sat in front of my TV watching on C-Span the testimony of constitutional scholars - liberal and conservative, debating the merits of impeachment of President Clinton. Their conclusions had so little in common that it was easy to label those with whom I disagreed as ideologues. It was obvious that they were trapped by a reality tunnel that muddled their minds. The problem was that some of what they said made sense. They were not fools - none of them. Their reality tunnels were no more confining than were the reality tunnels of those with whom I found myself agreeing. The difference was that I shared the reality tunnel of some and not of others. Where was the middle ground? None of the Representatives appeared able to go beyond their own partisan perspectives, any more than did the speakers. They did not disagree on facts, only on their interpretation, but what a gap, what a conflict that left. It was easier to divide them into good and bad than to wrestle with the conflict.

Personal Reality Tunnels
In a congregation I previously served, there was a woman whom I believe I have mentioned before. She had nine children. There was one who was giving her trouble and she told me she took him to twenty-some child psychiatrists until she found one who was willing to tell her what she wanted to hear - that her kid was mentally ill. That was before I got there.

After I became minister, there was another problem. She had an affair with another member of the church and decided that her husband no longer met her needs. She kicked him out of the house, and he was willing to go. Her affair fell through and she was alone. Her ex-husband ended up moving in with a divorced woman in the church. The ex-wife was furious. According to her reality tunnel, the divorcee, who had been a friend of hers, was betraying her, as was her ex-husband. He had no right to live with someone else and be happy while she was alone. She was indignant and wanted me to tell him how wrong he was. Her reality tunnel told her that it was not fair that she was lonely and he was not. The "victim" had become the perpetrator. I did not share her tunnel, even though I believed she was sincere in her belief. I declined to play the role in which she sought to cast me. She left the church because people were too accepting of what showed up in her reality tunnel as her husband's immorality.

Closer to Home
One of the things that Aho said particularly rang a bell for me personally. "My violation of you grows from my yearning to rectify the wrong I sense you have done me. Violence emerges from my quest for good and my experience of you as the opponent of good."

There are some good people whose reality tunnels see me as the "opponent of good" for this church. I continue to be cast by some as "the enemy," and I get mail and receive reports of rumors about how I am destroying this church. Everything I say and do is subject to interpretation by some people in the worst possible light in order to maintain their reality tunnel. It is also true that there are those who have constructed equally inaccurate reality tunnels in which my screw-ups are interpreted in the best possible light. It is not easy to live as either an enemy or a hero when you know neither shoe fits. And it takes considerable effort not to reciprocate by defining those who vilify me, as evil enemies.

Tool: Vicarious

Tool: Vicarious

Official vid! Hadn't seen this yet until now :) here are the Lyrics

Terence McKenna on Freaks, Hackers and Humanity

Terence McKenna on Freaks, Hackers and Humanity

2012 David Wilcock megapost

art. 1: What is ascension? Is it Real? If So, Am I Gonna Make It?
By David Wilcock

I don't really like the full article (all the images link to the 2nd article I link later on), I don't support psychic readings (you can find out what you need to by meditating too) at ridiculous prices but I like David Wilcock's work (and definitely respect his business ethics compared to others) and wanted to share this piece from it:

In the Law of One series (one of the most famous channeling series), this forthcoming Ascension event is said to propel the earth into a state that will be considered one hundred times more harmonious than life on Earth is at present, which would be a definite improvement… a world where, as the Master Jesus once said, “As I do these things, so shall ye do them, and greater things…” (Holy Bible, John 14:12)

The next question is this: Do we just sit back and wait for the “cosmic magic carpet ride,” or does personal ambition and participation have something to do with what we will experience as this interplanetary evolution completes itself?

The Law of One series and many other sources, including my own, tell us that we DO have to prepare for this event. Though some might groan as if hearing a bad punchline, the secret is that “it’s all about spiritual growth in the end.” In order to “make the Ascension”, we have to achieve an above 50-percent motivation towards “service to others,” (I prefer calling it Service to All, which I find has a much better ring to it) or the positive path, as opposed to “service to self,” or the negative path.

Providing that we accept the validity of the Law of One information, we are then led to a crucial question: What IS Service to Others, exactly? How does one practice it to the best of one’s own ability, especially if you are trying to do more than just meet the minimum requirements?

At times, the Service to Others path is said to be the path of unity, seeing all others as the self, whereas the Service to Self path is said to be the path of separation, seeing the self as above all others. Here is the exact quote that emerged in the Law of One series when the questioner asked Ra for more detail as to the best way to follow the service to others path:

The best way to be of service to others is the constant attempt to seek to share the love of the Creator as it is known to the inner self.

This involves self-knowledge and the ability to open the self to the other-self without hesitation. This involves, shall we say, radiating that which is the essence or the heart of the mind/body/spirit complex.

Speaking to the intention of your question, the best way for each seeker in third density to be of service to others is unique to that mind/body/spirit complex.

This means that the mind/body/spirit complex must then seek within itself the intelligence of its own discernment as to the way it may best serve other-selves.

This will be different for each. There is no best. There is no generalization. Nothing is known.

The above description has often been criticized for its vagueness. “OK, so I need to share love, but there is no best way to do it? Then what the heck do I do, and how do I do it?” (As Robert Anton Wilson would probably laugh: "Please, tell me what to do master!" :p) Naturally, it seems obvious that we would want to know what we should be doing to be ready for this change, in order that we may stay with the Earth as it moves into the “fourth density.” The words of Ra, as expressed above, essentially say that one pursues self-acceptance and integration on the inside first and foremost, and then “radiates that realization of Oneness with the Creator” to others. No real generalizations can be made…

We do want the entity to be aware of the degree to which this fluidity of thought affects all other areas of inquiry. The fluidity of thought comes about through the meditative peace that is gained inside. The entity has indicated that there was a bout of alcoholism surrounding your year 2000, as time is measured. This, of course, is a statement of the sense of defiance and rebellion against the uptight and stuffy, constricted atmosphere that society has presented in many forms.

The entity is one who was content with the behaviors that were predefined by the conservative Judeo-Christian, Protestant mindset. Thus, one was to be the hive worker and perform a series of maneuvers along a predefined set of criteria.

The system of rules itself is worshiped as God, though on the subconscious plane.

It is not truly the thirst for the One Infinite Creator that sustains entities who follow such paths, but rather the thirst for structure, the thirst for a very clear definition of right and wrong, seen and unseen, known and unknown, good and evil, so as to remove the opportunity for internal seeking, deliberation and analysis.

If one has a rather immature concept of the universal cosmology which includes such things as implicit forgiveness once one is saved by the Blood of the Lamb, so to speak, then there is not the need to pulverize the questions that have required such pulverization. Rather, they can remain as rocks that tumble about in the mind, and can temporarily be sealed over with platitudes that state that as long as one continues to pay tithes to the church or to otherwise repent for one’s sins, as they have been called, then a balance of sorts is created.

The relative balance/imbalance of one’s personal vibrations is never questioned in such a format, but only the extent to which the predefined set of criteria are then being met.

May we state a very important point, which is that the extent to which an entity is harvestable for fourth density has everything to do with making a choice? This, by its very nature, implies that one must break away from consensus thinking in order to make sufficient choices to be harvestable.

To put it more bluntly, an entity cannot simply be content with a given system of spiritual teaching, follow that system without ever questioning it, and truly be fourth density harvestable, even if that system of thought is one in which service to others is defined as being an essential cornerstone of belief.

May we state quite clearly that true Service to Others is that which comes about through internal deliberation and analysis.

True Service to Others does not mean that you [are required to] go to a soup kitchen and begin spooning out that which is sought after by those who are homeless. True Service to Others does not mean joining the Peace Corps and moving off to some third-world country that is in desperate need of assistance, or otherwise giving of oneself in this externalized form.

Granted, these are expressions of service to others in a certain capacity, but when we state the term Service to Others, we are attempting to use three words to define something which is altogether more nebulous.

The true essence of Service To Others cannot be contained within the overt semantic description that the words provide. It is, rather, a statement of a status of being that is arrived at once one has achieved some degree of unveiling of the conscious motivations that underlie the self.

The extent to which these motivations become conscious is the extent to which the soul has evolved. So when we speak of conscious motivations, we speak of the more complete form of consciousness, which does include that which your peoples would normally define as sub-conscious.

To become conscious of that which motivates the self is to become aware of the choices that have been made [in life], and of the extent to which most entities have declared martial law over their own free will in their minds. So when we state Service to Others as being the desirable path, that path has greater complexity than simply attending church or appeasing those around you and making them happy.

The Service to Others path is a path of integration of self, and through that integration of self, becoming aware to some degree that there is no separation between self and others. This is decidedly different than one only looking as far as to see it as being a function of volunteering one’s time in such things as a soup kitchen or otherwise.

Therefore, this path is, in one sense, rather difficult to define, and any attempt to use one concept or one set of words is flawed by its very nature. The reason why we decided upon the term Service to Others is to hone in on that which approaches the greatest degree of truth as a system of meditation for an awakening soul.

art 2. Law of One and 2012: The Facts!
Well the facts based on the Law of One readings! But still very interesting stuff.

...So, if this core photon vibration INCREASES by an entire density level, then ALL atomic particles must make a density change as well- a TOTAL change in the physics of matter and energy. Elsewhere as this post goes on, you'll see that this core shift completes when? 2012.

This strongly implies that time as we know it has DRAMATICALLY sped up between second and third-density. We already know that in third-density the average animal's life is probably 9 years at best. Ra secretly has slipped in the fact that time started going at least 100 times faster in 3D than it was in 2D! This means that the actual RATE at which a creature lives out its life increased by 100 times. This is consistent with other reports I've seen of the variability of time. Therefore, such a speeding-up should happen again when we go into 4D — but if our time is going faster now than it was before, the time period should be a lot less than 1350 years.

The Cayce Readings said that the mega-Earth Changes were more of a metaphor of upheaval in people's lives — NOT an event that people would literally go through. And my own readings, for what it's worth, have repeatedly said that (paraphrased): "You are already experiencing the big earth changes that the ancient prophecies spoke about. If you're waiting for something even bigger to happen, you've missed the point."


Questioner: Would the coming changes as we progress into fourth-density such as changes in the physical third-density planet due to the heating effect and changes such as the ability of people to perform what we term paranormal activities act as catalyst to create a greater seeking?
Ra: I am Ra. This is partially correct. The paranormal events occurring are not designed to increase seeking but are manifestations of those whose vibratory configuration enables [them] to contact the gateway to intelligent infinity…

The correct portion of your statements is the greater opportunity for service due to the many changes which will offer many challenges, difficulties, and seeming distresses within your illusion to many who then will seek to understand, if we may use this misnomer, the reason for the malfunctioning of the physical rhythms of their planet.

Ra: Moreover, there exists probability/possibility vortices which spiral towards your bellicose actions. Many of these vortices are not of the nuclear war but of the less annihilatory but more lengthy so-called “conventional” war. This situation, if formed in your illusion, would offer many opportunities for seeking and for service.

Questioner: How would conventional warfare offer the opportunities for seeking and service?

Ra: I am Ra. The possibility/probabilities exist for situations in which great portions of your continent and the globe in general might be involved in the type of warfare which you might liken to guerrilla warfare.

Ra: The ideal of freedom from the so-called invading force of either the controlled fascism or the equally controlled social common ownership of all things would stimulate great quantities of contemplation upon the great polarization implicit in the contrast between freedom and control.

I think it's easy to see that the 4D shift is an energetic process… not a slow, labored trip through earth-change hell. The earth changes are the CATALYST that stimulates people to grow inside, but the 2012 window is a SPONTANEOUS shift… not something that you fight your way through à la Mad Max.

All are harvested regardless of their progress, for during that time the planet itself has moved through the useful part of that dimension and begins to cease being useful for the lower levels of vibration within that density. That means that EVERYONE is an "Ascendee." The question is WHERE YOU GO once you pop through the worldwide "quantum leap." Do you hang out in the astral planes for 100-150 years and holographically recreate what you already had, or do you start climbing the staircase of Ascension? At that point you have a choice.

DW: Again, "all are harvested REGARDLESS OF PROGRESS" when the Earth moves out of 3D vibrations at the end of the cycle. A discontinuous event. Ra's answer is VERY IMPORTANT, because once we know WHEN the planet "has moved through the useful part" of the third "dimension", then we also know when "all are harvested regardless of progress" Keep reading Session 6 to find out how close we are to moving through the "useful part" of 3D:

Questioner: What is the position of this planet with respect to the progression of cycles at this time?

Ra: I am Ra. This sphere is at this time in fourth-dimension vibration. Its material is quite confused due to the society memory complexes embedded in its consciousness. It has not made an easy transition to the vibrations which beckon. Therefore, it will be fetched with some inconvenience.

Questioner: Is this inconvenience imminent within a few years?
Ra: I am Ra. This inconvenience, or disharmonious vibratory complex, has begun several of your years in the past. It shall continue unabated for a period of approximately three oh — thirty — of your years. [1981+30= 2011]
Questioner: After this period of thirty years I am assuming that this will be a fourth-density planet. Is this correct?
Ra: I am Ra. This is so.
Questioner: Is it possible to estimate what percent of the present population will inhabit the fourth-density planet?
Ra: The harvesting is not yet, thus, estimation is meaningless.

So is this a gradual shift, or does something distinct happen at some point — a discrete (i.e. separate) change — the so-called "quantum leap"? Let's keep reading right along: Ra: However, the nature of quanta is such that the movement over the boundary is that of discrete placement of vibratory level.
DISCRETE PLACEMENT. Discrete means "separate and distinct." A quantum leap. They also say that there is a "boundary" that we move over. When is the boundary? 2011-2013.

David also mentioned that
1 dimensional life, minerals was red (root chakra, survival)
2nd dimensional life, microbes, plants, insects and animals, orange (sacral chakra, reproduction & emotion)
3rd dimensional life, humans, yellow (solar plexus chakra, power)
So this reality, was about POWER. [additional to the Spiral Dynamics model stages of StriveDrive (orange) and Truthforce (blue) which will have to evolve to Humanbond (green as well)]. Well that sure explains a lot, kinda even puts the illuminati in a whole other light, wtf :p. I don't see 'em evolving along though as there's a total lack of the next phase:
4th dimensional life, whatever, green (hearth chakra, love).

Guess who never have to worry about the economy and other bullshit

On average Belgian government ministers make on average 13.526 EUR a month, that's more than the average of the common Belgian 12.104 EUR a YEAR (year 2003 figure).

That's how just the Cyst-em is kids!

More bullshit:
Border agents can search laptops without cause, appeal court rules
"In the meantime, travelers should be aware that anything on their mobile devices can be searched by government agents, who may also seize the devices and keep them for weeks or months. When in doubt, think about whether online storage or encryption might be tools you should use to prevent the feds from rummaging through your journal, your company's confidential business plans or naked pictures of you and your-of-age partner in adult fun."

Just stfu and be a good consumer, obey, comply, hand over your laptop, buy a new one and stfu. Or else. You have no privacy. Oh remember, we're doing this for freedom. Our means are classified, but you have no privacy. Stfu, remember your place. Have a nice fucking day.

Implosion imminent

Daily Dedroidify: Revenge

Daily Dedroidify: Revenge

"Let me tell you something, you humans, most of you, subscribe to this policy of an eye for an eye, a life for a life which is known throughout the universe for its stupidity.

Even your Buddha and your Christ have quite a different vision but nobody's paid much attention to them, not even the Buddhists or the Christians. You humans... sometimes it's hard to imagine how you've made it this far." Prot

"An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind." Gandhi

to err is human, to forgive divine

"How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours." from the Sufi

"Intolerance is evidence of impotence." Aleister Crowley

"Live well. It is the greatest revenge." The Talmud

"An unbridled passion for the total elimination of this or that evil can be as dangerous as any delusions of our time." Richard Hofstadter

"If you are looking for vengeance, be sure to dig two graves." Chinese saying

"To be angry about trifles is mean and childish; to rage and be furious is brutish; and to maintain perpetual wrath is akin to the practice and temper of devils; but to prevent and suppress rising resentment is wise and glorious, is manly and divine."
Alan Watts

"To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it." Confucius

"When anger rises, think of the consequences." Confucius

"Nothing inspires forgiveness quite like revenge." Scott Adams

"There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness." John Billings

"Revenge is often like biting a dog because the dog bit you." Austin O'Malley

"How about how good it feels to finally forgive you." Alanis Morissette

"Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned." Buddha

"In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher." Tenzin Gyatso

"Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names." JFK

Vergiffenis rules, I vergif you all :)
(dutch inside joke :p)

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

System of a Down: Prison Song (War on Drugs)

System of a Down: Prison Song (War on Drugs)

What the Fundamentalist Fears

What the Fundamentalist Fears by Matthew Webb

There are many today who consider any criticism of society, religion or government to be “negative”, regardless of what these institutions do, or have become. Many want to “believe” in an effort to provide some external stability to their own inner uncertainty. So convinced are they about the sanctity of common beliefs, that rational discussion about society is made nearly impossible. In such a state, an individual’s mental processes have become so illogical that facts no longer matter. This is a measure of extreme self defense. It is very difficult therefore, for such minds to conceive of the idea that the world is not as it has been presented to them. For this reason alone do they see any call for change as “negative”, even while criticisms are obviously well deserved. Logic, fact, clear reasoning, debate and careful observation are not of interest to, “those who keep the faith” be that faith religious, social or political.

The criticism of government, social and religious ills is by no means negative, so long as it is based upon fact. Fact is neither positive or negative…it simply IS. In other words, that which is based on fact is simply true, making the question of who likes the truth or not, completely irrelevant. When a legislative body becomes corrupted by greed, (such as the current U.S. government) it merits rightful criticism, for it no longer represents the people. When society is no longer sustainable or humane, (as is the case with our current consumeristic marketplace) then it deserves to be called a destroyer, and consciously changed at its foundation. When religion becomes the spiritually hollow repetition of phrases and methods, and a political power base devoid of the original INTENT of its founder, (as we see everywhere today) it then merits being denounced. The facts which support such conclusions are everywhere for us to see, and it doesn’t matter in the slightest what we feel about them. They ARE.

For many people in the modern world, there is no practical difference between what they want to believe, and what really is. This social attitude is very common. It assumes that facts are far less relevant than the emotional needs of any individual. In essence then, the “my feelings first” philosophy is selfishness by another name. For selfishness at its root, is nothing more than the, “me first above all else” mindset, one that does not concern itself with a careful analysis of real world events. It cares only for what has been taught to be comfortable or unquestionable. This curious state of mind is common in the extremes of fundamentalism and patriotism. In both cases, the individual or organization so conditioned, is bent upon one simple goal…and that is keeping things as they are. It is readily apparent that those who call rightful criticism of government, “unpatriotic”, are also those who will very rarely engage in serious debate, or rationally discuss facts. These are considered too challenging to cherished beliefs, and rational debate is therefore something that cannot be afforded. The same is true of the materialist or the moralist, who considers established social doctrine far more important than the real improvement of the human condition. This is also why all the great Teachers and spiritual Masters throughout the ages were very often considered heretics and rebels, due to their insistence on the truth, regardless of prevailing social views.

The mindset that wants to keep things as they are is born of fear. Change is feared as it implies old ways were not as good as others claimed, or else there would be no need of it. Since modern society is anything but perfect, it is certainly not difficult to see where it could be changed for the better. Never the less, the vast majority still feel they must somehow defend the social norms of our day, regardless of the statistics of greater stress, mental illness, international discord and emotional instability that is seen clearly permeating every facet of daily life. But TV distractions, alcohol, cigarettes and prozac aside, these problems are not going to magically disappear if we ignore them long enough. The only way they can be solved both individually and internationally, is if people gain the willingness to face the often unpleasant truth, and actually get stronger because of it.

The main motive of those who wish to maintain government or religion in their current forms, (no matter how destructive these become) is that of preserving self image. So invested are they in the status quo, that “patriots” and “moralists” have actually projected their whole idea of self onto these institutions. One might even go so far as to say that they ARE these institutions, on the level of personal ego. Thus, any criticism of the government, society or religion to which the fundamentalist is wholly identified, is viewed as A DEEP PERSONAL THREAT that must be removed one way or another. Usually if a challenging view cannot be logically discredited, then there will always be those who try to discredit the speaker of change. If this cannot be done then the whole issue posed, (such as impending war with Iraq) will go ignored altogether.. An immediately defensive posture is assumed by the fundamentalist around those who ask pertinent questions A mind of this type imagines that by following established social rules and laws to the letter, and by intensely investing their outward lives in what is most accepted, that they have secured for themselves a place of social honor and acceptance. [To question the society of which the obedient citizen is a part, is to them a questioning of the soundness of their judgment] But honor is not found in acceptance, any more than greed is justified simply because the majority believe it to be a desirable trait.. Honor is found in upholding the truth regardless of what anyone else believes. This is a major lesson that the spiritual practitioner invariably learns along their path, sooner or later.

The fundamentalist patriot, materialist or moralist will take extra care to lash out at those who seek change or improvement of any kind. They will brand those who ask questions or pose alternative ways as, “dangerous to society”, and as “traitors” to righteousness or government. But the real fact of the matter is, change can always be for the better, especially when it is based upon the honest truth. Truth is only dangerous to those who fear change, (and have something to lose from it) not to the welfare of humanity.

What the pseudo-patriot or moralist does not understand, is that truth does not bend for the sake of personal preference, regardless of how cherished given beliefs might be. The truth is composed of facts, and the facts can be ascertained. When facts are known it is then that the inquiring and rational mind devotes itself to honest debate, and the testing of conclusions based upon fact. In this sense, honesty lends itself to the scientific method, which methodically investigates any question to get at its bottom line.

The honest mind is not interested in what the majority believes, because they are well aware that modern humanity has a tendency to believe what it wants, rather than what the facts loudly portray. Thus we have such phrases as, “my truth and your truth” or, “truth is something that has different, [subjective] interpretations”. Such thinking is not the basis for reality however, no matter how comforting it can be to those who do not wish to recognize the facts at hand. When a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it, it STILL MAKES A SOUND. Truth does not need our permission to function, it never has, and it never will.

All things of merit are based on truth. All things of de-merit are based on lies and are unnecessarily destructive. By its very nature, falsehood destroys real progress and human evolution. When we consider the universality behind the words of spiritual Masters, the message found in Nature, or such documents as the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights, we find a common thread of truth which is exactly what makes them valuable to us all. We cannot afford to deny this universality of truth, which is for the benefit of all beings. By the same token we cannot deny the world destroying effects of embracing a false society, religion or government in our daily lives. Wisdom tells us that is just as important to realize what NOT TO DO, as it is to discover right action. Television content in the modern world for instance, requires serious and focused discernment. Since most of it is decidedly false, non-sensical and unproductive, it is important to discern what not to engage the mind in. The same may be said of various magazines, news stories, advertisements and not-so-subtle propaganda.

As true patriots, spiritualists and revolutionaries, it is necessary to question everything that is presented in the daily world as to its truthfulness, and proceed to live accordingly. THIS is the meaning of righteousness and patriotic duty. Our duty therefore, is not in the keeping things as they are, nor as they are said to be, but to see things in their truthful light without bending to personal or social whims. Our objectivity toward the honest truth is what will make us great. Our subjectivity toward reality, and the desire to fabricate whatever we wish out of truth, shall destroy us all. Belief in falsehood is madness. Whether or not such madness is a collective condition is irrelevant, since the fact of more people believing or desiring something, does not make that thing truthful.

Facts are the basis of reality, not sales imagery such as what we see on television ads. It is the truly evolved human who recognizes this, and who disciplines their mind to accept only truth, regardless of how initially painful this may prove to be. This is the prerogative of the Master, the Seer and the Revolutionary. Only They are qualified to lead humanity out of its current darkness of embracing the false, into the light of careful reasoning and honest evaluation.

Upon truth alone can we survive and excel as a species, on this evolving planet.

Matthew Webb at World Mind Society

Eckhart Tolle through Dogmatic Eyes

Proleptic Life (Prolepsis = anticipating and answering objections in advance :p) has a few unintentionally hilarious blogposts up that are a perfect illustration of confirmation bias: noticing and assigning significance to observations that confirm our prior beliefs, while filtering out or rationalizing away observations that do not fit with what we believe.
This pic illustrates it well, we live in our own little world (which was created by mostly other people through the silly beliefs we take over) and some of us take our Belief System (BS) way too seriously and have gotten out of touch with reality.

Check out the first page, there are at least seven freaking posts which can be summarized as: Christian rejects all writings of Eckhart Tolle through reading his books with a Bible Filter. I like Eckhart Tolle's teachings, as any teacher he's not for everyone though the criticism he's getting here is not really criticism at all. This guy probably posted this stuff because he had to re-affirm his fundamentalist Christian BS which got challenged. You can see the comments of some very relieved Christians who now again, thank God, don't have to take responsibility for their own lives, forget about their own divinity - how arrogant and silly to even fathom that! - and just go back to accepting Jesus and waiting for him to come back and fix everything! Who said mind control wasn't easy?
"What we hear from a source we accept as authoritative is given far more weight than the same statements if heard from what is to us at the time a less credible source. What we see, hear, or experience with intensity has added weight. And what we hear repetitively from authoritative sources has even more weight." - Maxwell Malts, The New Psycho-Cybernetics
So no worries, the sheep straying from the flock can always return upon contact with any kind of authority figure like say, a fellow fundamentalist Christian (who has more weight than Eckhart Tolle, who is not a fundamentalist Christian).

Never underestimate the rigidity of belief systems. It's really amazing, I mean the world must seem filled with hell-bound idiots to fundamentalists, all the folks who are all unable to pick out the right ancient symbolist book full of contradictions with which to filter the world and thus are going to hell.

I prefer to look at a world filled with people taking their Belief System too seriously, through Model Agnosticism, the only model I know without dogmas. I can only hope through time that people stop taking any kind of nonsense for truth wether it be materialist, religious or just plain out there fundamentalism by learning about belief systems and how they filter your reality. If you have not experienced it, how can it be true? Even if you have experienced it, how can you be certain your interpretation of it is correct? Etc. If you know any other interesting models like Model Agnosticism let me know!
"The agnostic principle refuses total belief or total denial and regards models as tools to be used only and always where appropriate and replaced (by other models) only and always where not appropriate. It does not regard any models, or any class of models, as more “profound” than any other models, or any class of models but asks only how a model serves, or fails to serve, those who use it." Robert Anton Wilson

'I do not believe anything.' 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." Robert Anton Wilson

Language of DNA

Interesting article by Toni Elizabeth Sar'h

When our perspective of reality is that of the holographic connection to the multi-dimensions and beyond, we will begin to experience an awareness that is outside of manifestation in any form and expression. Every coincidence will become a co – incident (experiencing together). Intimacy will become in-to-me-see and all of the other play with words and language that allows us to see each other. At that moment, the yearning in the DNA will cease and the YOU-ning that IS the Oneness will be the only experience.

Practices that allow for the interpretation of day-to-day expression as one of union, joy, appreciation, love and gratitude bring about this coherent waveform within the bodies (spiritual, mental, emotional and physical). This brings a sense of peace and greater health no matter what one's genealogy. Focusing upon and deriving pleasure from these practices creates the non-local paradigm within which we are invited to function. When truly living within this new framework of perception, our attention upon our intention of Oneness is our only focus. We can then experience our yearning as fulfillment without lack or loss. We then acknowledge that our yearning has awakened within us the knowledge that we are truly home.

Read all of it here

John C. Lilly Quotes

John C. Lilly was an American physician, psychoanalyst and writer. He was a pioneer researcher into the nature of consciousness using as his principal tools the isolation tank, dolphin communication and psychedelic drugs, sometimes in combination. He was a prominent member of the Californian counterculture of scientists, mystics and thinkers that arose in the late 1960s and early 70s. Albert Hofmann, Gregory Bateson, Ram Dass, Timothy Leary, Werner Erhard, and Richard Feynman were all frequent visitors to his home.

"In the province of the mind, what is believed to be true is true, or becomes true within certain limits to be learned by experience and experiment. These limits are further beliefs to be transcended. In the province of the mind. There are no limits."


"In the province of connected minds, what the network believes to be true, either is true or becomes true within certain limits to be found experientially and experimentally. These limits are further beliefs to be transcended. In the network's mind there are no limits."

"Our only security is our ability to change."

"Well, when I started going out on the universe with LSD in the tank, I'd come to a certain group of entities and I'd say, 'Are you God?' And they'd say, 'Well, we say that to some people but God is way up there somewhere with the angels.' And it turned out no matter how big they were, God is bigger. So finally I got to the Starmaker. But as Olaf Stapledon says in his book, it's impossible to describe the Starmaker in human terms. He was well aware of the bullshit of language.

I call God ECCO now. The Earth Coincidence Control Office. It's much more satisfying to call it that. A lot of people accept this and they don't know that they're just talking about God. I finally found a God that was big enough. As the astronomer said to the Minister, 'My God's astronomical.' The Minister said, 'How can you relate to something so big?' The astronomer said, 'Well, that isn't the problem, your God's too small!'"


I believe in everything, nothing is sacred.
I believe in nothing, everything is sacred.

Behind the Bushisms

Behind the Bushisms

YouTube Higher Quality

If you type "&fmt=6" (vids at link don't work anymore sadly, but see the image example) after any youtube video address - of which the video is uploaded in high enough quality or size, so it doesn't always work - you will see a slightly higher quality version, if you type in &fmt=18 you can see the mp4 version instead of the low quality flv format. You can see you're succesful when there's an option bottom right of the video to change to standard for faster streaming option.

Daily Dedroidify: Balance

Daily Dedroidify: Balance (see the page for much more, this is just a small excerpt)

Funny how our western culture likes to emphasize EXTREMES when balance is the key to a good soul, ain't it?

"The best and safest thing is to keep a balance in your life, acknowledge the great powers around us and in us. If you can do that, and live that way, you are really a wise man."

"So divinely is the world organized that every one of us, in our place and time, is in balance with everything else."
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Moderation is the secret of survival."
Manly P. Hall

"The word happiness would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness." Carl Gustav Jung

"There’s no secret to balance. You just have to feel the waves." Frank Herbert

"Remember that there is nothing stable in human affairs; therefore avoid undue elation in prosperity, or undue depression in adversity." Socrates

"Be moderate in order to taste the joys of life in abundance." Epicurus

"What I dream of is an art of balance." Henri Matisse

Indigo Children?

ABC News Segment

Close Encounters, Starkids & ETs & the rest

Coast to Coast talks to Mary Rodwell, the founder of the Australian Close Encounter Resource Network (ACERN), shared knowledge gathered from working with alien abductees, experiencers and Star Kids.

The New Children

Thanks NewEarthNetwork

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."