Friday, May 2, 2008

the No More Gas vehicle & Synchromystic double


Cool! The No more Gas (NmG) personal electric vehicle from Myers Motors, which can reach up to 75mph, goes 1000 miles on $20 of electrical fuel and is available in 14 different colors. Via Reality Sandwich.

Also check out Jake Kotze's Personal Stargate and Secret Sun's Masonic Manhattan: Beltane Edition.

Frank Miller's The Spirit trailer


Frank Miller's The Spirit trailer

Official Site

"The character has a terrifying side to him. This is a man who’s died and came back to life. So it twists into fantasy." Frank Miller

Gabriel Macht as the Spirit, Samuel L. Jackson as the Octopus, Scarlett Johansson, Eva Mendes, Jaime King.

Ape vs Human Intelligence


Ape vs Human Intelligence

from PBS-NOVA: Ape Genius. Watch it online.

Ram Dass - Fierce Grace

The Big Bang Theory - A Time-Share Time Machine


The Big Bang Theory - A Time-Share Time Machine

This series is one of my guilty pleasures. The opening theme shows (full song - dif vid) the illuminati pyramid (we built the pyramids!) and many other things. There's a stargate symbol left in the room in the dart board at the door and at the right there's a space vortex thingy on the fridge but I'm not sure you can see it in this clip. The Time Machine is pretty cool too :p

Sublime - April 26th, 1992


Sublime - April 26th, 1992

April 26th, 1992,
there was a riot on the streets,
tell me where were you?
You were sittin' home watchin' your TV,
while I was participatin' in some anarchy.
...
Cause everybody in the hood has had it up to here,
It's getting harder and harder and harder each and every year.

Some kids went in a store with their mother,
I saw her when she came out she was gettin' some pampers.

They said it was for the black man,
they said it was for the mexican,
and not for the white man.

But if you look at the streets it wasn't about Rodney King,
It's bout this fucked up situation and these fucked up police.
It's about coming up and staying on top

It's not written on the paper it's on the wall.
National guard??!
Smoke from all around!

DMT trip report

Here's a DMT trip report - which is always interesting - from Eyeball-Bacteria Eggs-Suction, Bombed Nicely.

Don't worry, I've notified Charles Xavier.

Which reminds me, I should probably check out some trip reports at erowid too, as it's been a while.

ExoConsciousness

Check out these two articles from Exoconsciousness:
Extraterrestrial Origins of Human Consciousness and Beyond the Brain A Second Chance

Daily Dedroidify: Reincarnation

Daily Dedroidify: Reincarnation

Click the link to see reincarnation in Science, Christianity & Gnosticism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Judaism & Kabbalah, Native Americans, Maya, Ancient Greece & Egypt, Norse Mythology, Theosophy & New Age, Philosophy & Quotes.

"As long as you are not aware of the continual law of Die and Be Again, you are merely a vague guest on a dark Earth." Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"If I work incessantly to the last, nature owes me another form of existence when the present one collapses." Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Live so that thou mayest desire to live again - that is thy duty - for in any case thou wilt live again!" Friedrich Nietzsche

"It is not more surprising to be born twice than once; everything in nature is resurrection." Voltaire

"Were an Asiatic to ask me for a definition of Europe, I should be forced to answer him: It is that part of the world which is haunted by the incredible delusion that man was created out of nothing, and that his present birth is his first entrance into life." Arthur Schopenhauer

"I adopted the theory of reincarnation when I was 26. Genius is experience. Some think to seem that it is a gift or talent, but it is the fruit of long experience in many lives". Henry Ford

"You know, I don't think it would be any more unusual for me to show up in another life, than showing up in this one!" Eleanor Roosevelt

"I died as a mineral and became a plant, I died as a plant and rose to animal, I died as animal and I was man. Why should I fear ? When was I less by dying?" Jalalu Rumi

"Finding myself to exist in the world, I believe I shall, in some shape or other always exist." Benjamin Franklin

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Machine Elves


Machine Elves! (original link of comic)

Thanks to Overcompensating (newer URL), check out the other comics.
Via Dosenation

Jed McKenna Quotes

It's possible that Jed McKenna is a semi or entirely fictional teacher, though I really liked this book "Spiritual Enlightenment: The Damnedest thing" and here are a few quotes out of it, except the first which is from Spiritual Warfare. Also check out this article on Jed McKenna.

"Where are the people that chose their lives?
... maybe a life of drudgery and carrot-chasing is exactly what we would chose if we did chose, but we don't. That's what it means to be unconscious; to be asleep within the dream. We slip into the lives that are laid out for us the way children slip into the clothes their mother lays out for them in the morning. No one decides. We don't live our lives by choice, but by default. We play the roles we are born to. We don't live our lives, we dispose of them. We throw them away because we don't know any better, and the reason we don't know any better is because we never asked. We never questioned or doubted, never stood up, never drew a line. We never walked up to our parents or our spiritual advisors or our teachers or our gurus or any other formative presences in our early lives and asked one simple, honest, straightforward question, the one question that must be answered before any other question can be asked: What the hell is going on here?"

"I like happiness as much as the next guy, but it's not happiness that sends one in search of truth. It's rabid, feverish, clawing madness to stop being a lie, regardless of price, come heaven or hell. This isn't about higher consciousness or self-discovery or heaven on earth. This is about blood-caked swords and Buddha's rotting head and self-immolation, and anyone who says otherwise is selling something they don't have."

"Sit down, shut up and ask yourself, "What's true?" until you know."

"But what about when people explore their inner selves? Make journeys of self-discovery? Aren't they going within to find the truth?"
"They're just exploring the ego, making a study of the false self, which is a lifequest as valid as any other. But you don't wake up by perfecting your dream character, you wake up by breaking free of it. There's no truth to the ego, so no degree of mastery over it results in anything true. Putting attention on the false self merely reinforces it."

"The misconception about enlightenment stems from, or is at least compounded by, the fact that most of the world's recognized experts on the subject of enlightenment are not enlightened. Some are great mystics, some are great scholars, some are both, and most are neither, but exceedingly few are awake."

"Enlightenment isn't like graduating high school only to start college, or even finishing college to enter the "real" world. It's the final graduation. No more hunt, no more chase, no more battle. Now you can go out in the world and do whatever you want; learn guitar, jump out of airplanes, write books, tend grapes, whatever."

I'm not there


I'm not there trailer

I saw this Ruminations on the life of Bob Dylan movie yesterday, I love Bob but wasn't able to stay awake during the movie, though that may have had to do with other factors too :p. If you haven't seen any interviews or documentaries with Bob Dylan you're in for quite a treat! There were some great quotes in the movie of course, here are a few.

"I accept chaos. I don't know whether it accepts me."

"[looking up at a giant Jesus on the cross] Do your early stuff!"

"Seven simple rules of going into hiding: one, never trust a cop in a raincoat. Two, beware of enthusiasm and of love, both are temporary and quick to sway. Three, if asked if you care about the world's problems, look deep into the eyes of he who asks, he will never ask you again. Four, never give your real name. Five, if ever asked to look at yourself, dont. Six, never do anything the person standing in front of you cannot understand. And finlly seven, never create anything, it will be misinterpreted, it will chain you and follow you for the rest of your life."

[Woody shows Hobo Joe and Hobo Moe his guitar case which says 'THIS MACHINE KILLS FASCISTS']
Hobo Joe: "You wouldn't be stashing no weapons in there, son?"
Woody Guthrie: "No sir, not in any literalized way."

Angels & Airwaves - A little's enough


Angels & Airwaves - A little's enough

Judging from the song lyrics of his new band, Tom DeLonge seems to be exploring interesting consciousness material.

Daily Dedroidify: Afterlife

Daily Dedroidify: Afterlife

"Here" is big enough for everyone to have their own private universe.

Thought is real. Physical is the illusion. Ironic, huh?

What some folks call impossible, is just stuff they haven't seen before.

You were expecting physical danger? What could it do, kill ya, huh?
No, in Hell there's real danger. Of losing your mind.

Albert: You don't understand.
Chris: It's not about understanding... it's about *not* giving up!

I also used to read too slow. I don't need these glasses. [taking off his glasses]
My eyes being a figment of my imagination...
What Dreams May Come

If you're frightened of dying and you're holding on...
you'll see devils tearing your life away.
But if you've made your peace, then the devils are really angels
freeing you from the earth.
Jacob's Ladder

"Do you deny me the entrance to heaven, I who have at last learned the mystery of myself."
Egyptian Mystery School Legend



Videos
Tibetan Book of the Dead videos
Magical Egypt: 5. Navigating the Afterlife (Egyptian Book of the Dead)

Recommended books:
Sogyal Rinpoche - The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying
Lama Kazi Dawa-Samdup & W.Y. Evans-Wentz - Tibetan Book of the Dead (comments by Carl Jung)
Timothy Leary, Ralph Metzner, Richard Alpert - Psychedelic Experience: a manual based on the Tibetan Book of the Dead

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Dream Yoga and Lucidity & Daria ~ Invictus In Quaero Scientia

Check out the new Dream Yoga and Lucidity blog

A discussion for fellow oneironauts on the practice of dream yoga, how to bring awareness and lucidity to your dreams and waking life, prolong your dreams, and what you can do once your practice is stabilized.

Thanks to the Dream Studies Portal
Research in the realms of dreaming, culture, and consciousness

And Secret Sun introduced me to a new Synchromystic blog Daria ~ Invictus In Quaero Scientia

"Invictus In Quaero Scientia" translated from Latin to English means "Undefeated In the Search For Knowledge". This phrase best describes my attitude and what drives me. I am open to everything and try not to hold on to any particular belief system.

Excellent!

Explorer Wade Davis on our amazing "ethnosphere":TEDTalks


Explorer Wade Davis on our amazing "ethnosphere":TEDTalks

Last Hippie Standing - Trailer


Last Hippie Standing - Trailer

R.I.P. Albert Hoffman (Father of LSD)

Blasted Mechanism - Battle of Tribes & All the Way


Blasted Mechanism - Battle of Tribes

is here, No Fear!


Blasted Mechanism - All The Way

Lyrics here and here is the Portuguese spoken word, thanks to Zero:

The second Gong started the great interplanetary exodus... Gaya... Our people parted. We went to a dimensional quadrant where energy was less creative. We were destined to embark on the density of the matter.

The Unnamed Creator sent us a group of six beings destined to rescue the most expanded consciences of this vast planet. Those who overcome Maya, the great illusion, will be transported back to the Origin, where total unity reigns.

The Unnamed called these beings 'Blasted Mechanism', born from primordial sound, they transform space energy, opening Light portals from where we can drink that knowledge and understand that we must let matter go so that we can, simply, begin Being.

Behold! Become the Light, become the Sound.
You are your Master, you are your God.
YOU are the object of your path.
Surrender... to the VOICE OF SILENCE.

Daily Dedroidify: The Psychology of Kundalini Yoga

Daily Dedroidify: The Psychology of Kundalini Yoga

The Chakras according to Carl Jung
1. Muladhara Root Chakra - Earth element - Elephant
2. Swadhisthana Sacral Chakra - Water element - Leviathan/Crocodile
3. Manipura Solar Plexus Chakra - Fire element - Ram
4. Anahata Heart Chakra - Air Element - Antelope/Gazelle
5. Vishuddha Throat Chakra - Ether Element - White Elephant
6. Ajna Third Eye Chakra - Winged Seed
7. Sahasrara Crown Chakra

Intro
I've read Carl Jung's Western Consciousness and Eastern Insight (Ways to integration, Psychology of Kundalini Yoga - Indian saints - the I ching - Zen-Buddhism) and well, it's fascinating! I've read the best description of the chakras I've seen anywhere and will share it in short with you here (read the book!), I'll also add the short wiki description for some extra info.

The Psychology of Kundalini Yoga
The raising of the dormant coiled serpent power, through individuation and yoga practice, to achieve liberation, truth-realization, enlightenment - to move from the personal 'me' to the transpersonal 'Self'. To escape Samsara and enter Nirvana. (thus the next pages in the site series of the afterlife & reincarnation do not apply in that case.) Yoga here means the group of spiritual practices, not the asanas part of it which has become known as simply yoga in the West.

Patanjali's Eight limbs of Yoga are:
(1) Yama (The five "abstentions"): violence, lying, theft, (illicit) sex, and possessions
(2) Niyama (The five "observances"): purity, contentment, austerities, study, and surrender to god
(3) Asana: Literally means "seat", refers to seated positions used for meditation. Later, with the rise of Hatha yoga, asana came to refer to all the "postures"
(4) Pranayama ("Life Force Control"): Control of pra-na, life force, or vital energy
(5) Pratyahara ("Abstraction"): Reversal of the sense organs
(6) Dharana ("Concentration"): Fixing the attention on a single object
(7) Dhyana ("Meditation"): Intense contemplation of the true nature of reality
(8) Samadhi ("Liberation"): Super-conscious state of enlightenment
[It is of the upmost importance to pace one's practice (maybe with a respected and competent teacher), as premature rising through forcing the kundalini can result in severe bodily discomfort, mental ilness and even death.]

Shinzen Young's 4 principles on the path of Vipassana meditation (one of the many ways to liberation):
# 1. Mindfulness. Cultivate and deepen and abide in a skill of being attentive in the now. Have continuity of awareness, instead of gaps.
# 2. Equanimity. Be accepting of the way whatever makes you feel. Don't fight with feeling, if you fight feeling you fight yourself.
# 3. Relativity. Don't be too judgemental of yourself. An attempt to be more mindful, have more equanimity and consistency than usual is ok.
# 4. Consistency. Even if you encounter the blisfull or the demonic, which could happen along the line, just observe mindfully as everything else.
Then the purification will continue. Even if fear comes up, the generic phenomenon of fear - the phence - that is arising without any reason, observe the fear.
Because you're close to going beyond the limited identity. All along the vipassana path if you apply these 4 principles, you will always have the answer for what to do.

1. Muladhara Root Chakra - Earth element - Elephant

The square in the middle is the symbol of the Earth, and the Elephant is the supporting power of the surface, the psychic energy of the libido. The elephant is the most powerful land animal on Earth. The name Muladhara which means root-support, shows us that we are in the area of the roots of our existence, which would be our personality on Earth. The gods are asleep.
We are but a seed, it's of the upmost importance to be born - to realize that your situation is the best you could desire or you will not release from Muladhara - You were supposed to come into this world, otherwise you can not realise the 'self' (the transpersonal) and the goal of this world is missed. You have to leave some trace or other in this world, show the world you were here, otherwise you have not realised yourself. If one succeeds in awakening Kundalini (energy of consciousness), so that she can release her pure potentiality, then you set into motion a world that completely differs from ours: it is an eternal world. The personal side is in fact completely negligable in comparison with Kundalini's visions. Because her visions could be the visions of whoever, because they are impersonal. They correspond with the world of Kundalni, and not with the Muladhara world.
First of all, if the Yogin, or a western person, or anyone, succeeds in awakening the Kundalini then what sets into motion is NOT a personal development (however the inpersonal development can influence the personal one, as that so often and benficially happens). What starts are inpersonal events, with which one would do good to NOT to identify with. If you do, you will receive 'inflation', you will be completely WRONG. Observe objectively what happpens, you'll then see that all events that happen in the inpersonal, non-human order of things, have the very unpleasant quality of grapsing on to us. It's as though Kundalini pulls us in her upward motion, especially in the beginning. We are seeds in us, seeds in Muladhara that when come into motion have the effect of an earthquake, that shocks us naturally - sometimes so severely that our house breaks down.
The image of an inpersonal, mental/psychic experience is so strange to us, and extraordinarily hard to accept that we have severe difficulty to dis-identify with it.

wiki:
In Samkhya philosophy, the concept of Muladhara is that of moola prakriti, the metaphysical basis of material existence. Muladhara is the chakra that draws down spiritual energy and causes it to assume a physical existence. It is like the negative pole in an electrical circuit, which provides the potential for the evolution of form. Within this chakra resides/sleeps the kundalini shakti, the great spiritual potential, waiting to be aroused and brought back up to the source from which it originated, Brahman.

2. Swadhisthana Sacral Chakra - Water element - Leviathan/Crocodile

When one has awoken from Muladhara, one goes into the water, which represents the unconscious where one faces the Leviathan/Crocodile from the depths which are ones own demons. The Leviathan is the biggest and most fearsome creature of the watery depths. (but it represents the same animal as the elephant, the one that supports your earthly life seems to become your worst enemy when you reach the next center, because here you leave this world and anything that hangs around is your worst enemy. It is the waterelephant, the whale that eats you, the same that has nurtured and supported you. The goodwilling mother that raised you becomes a devouring one.) When one dreams of baptising, taking a batch, the ocean or in water generally - you must realize you are being pushed into the unconscious for purification, you have to go into the water because of the renewal. But it remains unknown what comes after. When one passes through this baptising, you reach Manipura.

wiki:
Swadhisthana is associated with the unconscious, and with emotion. It is closely related to Muladhara in that Swadhisthana is where the different samskaras (potential karmas), lie dormant, and Muladhara is where these samskaras find expression. Swadhisthana contains unconscious desires, especially sexual desire, and it is said that to raise the kundalini (energy of consciousness) above Swadhisthana is extremely difficult for this reason. Many saints have had to face the temptations associated with this chakra.

3. Manipura Solar Plexus Chakra - Fire element - Ram

Passed through the water, the Sun arises. The first light after baptising. The Pharao climbs in the sun-bark of Ra, travels through the night and conquers the snake, after which he rises together with God and sails heaven in al eternity. After baptising you go straight into hell. Because what is passion, what are emotions? There is the source of Fire, there is the abundance of energy. Someone who is not on fire is nothing, he is ridiculous, 2-dimensional. He has to be on fire, even if he makes a fool of himself. There has to be a fire, otherwise there is no light, no warmth, nothing.
Rebirth, you receive the immortal soul you at first did not posess, you are a twice-born. Like Jesus you are now no longer a simple personality, but a non-personality or symbolic personality, you now belong to the entire world, which is somewhat more important than the role of being the son of Joseph and Marie!
Manipura is the center of identification with God, where one is part of the divine substance. You are now already part of timelesness, no longer merely 3-dimensional, but now belonging to a fourth-dimensional order of things where space does not exist and time is not - but only eternity exists. We see a new image of ourselves.
The Ram is a far less imposing creature than the elephant or leviathan/crocodile, when this evolutionary stage is reached, it is relatively easy to quell the passions, subdue the ram, and proceed to the Anahata Heart Chakra. The ram is Aries, the house of Mars: the firy planet of the passions, impulsiveness, violence etc. It is again the elephant but in a new form. Not longer the unovercomable power but an animal of sacrifice, the small sacrifice of the passions. The danger has become less, your passions are a lesser danger than drowning in the unconscious.

wiki:
It is positioned at the navel region and it has ten petals which match the vrittis of spiritual ignorance, thirst, jealousy, treachery, shame, fear, disgust, delusion, foolishness and sadness. Manipura is associated with dynamism, energy, and will-power. It is associated with the power of fire, and digestion. Manipura is said to radiate and distribute prana to the rest of the body. In this sense, it is roughly similar to the Chinese idea of the dantian in qigong.

4. Anahata Heart Chakra - Air Element - Antelope/Gazelle

The situation of Earth is released into the Air, disattachment with the Earthly realm. Mindfulness, you are no longer identifying with your emotions and desires. Individuation! Becoming what is not 'me': The Self, the transpersonal. Where psychic things have their origins. The me is an appendage of the Self. Realising values. The beginning of Purusa, the essence, the "Self" which pervades the universe.
Individuation means: becoming what is not me, nobody understands what the Self is, because the Self is exactly that which you are not, it is not the me, the me is merely an appendage of the Self.
As Saint Paul said: I live, but not me, Christ (consciousness, Buddha consciousness) lives within me. In which he meant his life became an objective one, not his own, but the life of one that is higher, of the Purusa.
The purusa is identical with the psychic substance of your thoughts and values or feeling. In recognizing feelings and ideas you witness purusa. This is the first suspicion of a being withing your physiological and psychological existence that is not yourself; a being that encapsulates you, that's bigger and more important than you are, but has an entirely psychic existence.
In Manipura still don't know where we are, we are still with our feet on the earth in Muladhara, but in Anahata they are lifted from the surface through the air element.Animus, spirit, comes from the greek anemos, which means wind. And pneuma, mind, is also greek for wind. Arabic ruch = wind or soul or mind. Hebrew = ruach is mind and wind. With your last breath the spirit leaves the body.
Instead of following your impulses, you could think of a ceremony where you can distance yourself from your emotions and observe them and rise above them. You stop yourself in a wild moment and ask yourself: why am I acting this way? When one discovers one can release themselves from emotion: he becomes a real human.
Crossing from Manipura to Anahata is quite difficult because the recognition that the psyche acts on its own, that it really is something other than yourself, is extraordinarily hard to realise and admit. Because it means that consciousness that you call yourself has a border. However if you understand it in the right manner, then - as Tantra Yoga shows - this recognition of the psychogenic factor is in fact the first recognition of Purusa.
The Antelope or Gazelle, again a transformation of the original power, it resembles the ram somewhat, though it is not domesticated as the ram, and it's not an animal of sacrifice. It is not an agressive animal, to the contrary it is shy and slippery, very lightfooted. It's gone in a glimpse of an eye. If you encounter a hurd of them you are amazed at how fast they all vanish again. They seem to fly with great leaps through the air. There are antelopes in Africa that can jump six to ten meters, like they have wings. Light as the air, and just touch the earth here and there. An animal of the earth but seemingly released from gravity. Perfectly symbolizing the power and lightness of the psychic substance: thought and feeling. Closely resembling the unicorn, a symbol of the holy spirit. (Also symoblized by the Green Lion - green is the color of Anahata.)

wiki:
Anahata is associated with the ability to make decisions outside of the realm of karma. In Manipura and below, man is bound by the laws of karma, and the fate he has in store for him. In Anahata, one is making decisions, 'following your heart', based upon one's higher self, and not from the unfulfilled emotions and desires of lower nature. The 'wish-fulfilling tree', kalpa taru, resides here, symbolising the ability to manifest whatever you wish to happen in the world. It is also associated with love and compassion, charity to others, and forms of psychic healing.

5. Vishuddha Throat Chakra - Ether Element - White Elephant

Here one rises above the emperic world, and lands into a world of concepts. With certainty we realise our psychic existence as the only reality through experience. Another way to look at the series of chakras would be that ist is like climbing form rude matter to a fine or psychic form. It is where Tantra Yoga and Western Alchemy intersect, the transmutation of crude matter to the subtle form of spirit.
As people learn in Anahata that their feelings should be based on facts and not on assumptions, people must un-learn this when passing to Vishuddha. One even would have to recognize that psychic facts have nothing to do with material ones. For instance the anger you feel toward someone or something, how justified it may be, is not caused by external causes. It is a phenomenon onto itself. In other words: Your worst enemy may be in yourself.
If you've reached this stadium, you're leaving Anahata, because you have succeeded in loosening the absolute unification of the material external facts with the internal or psychic facts. Whatever you experience, whatever adventure you live in the external world: it is all your own experience. The entire game of the world is your personal experience.
In Vishudda we reach above our contemporary ideas of the world, in a certain sense we reach out to the etheric plane. It is as if a rocket has propelled us into space, a space where the psychic reality is the only reality. This world will be reached if we succeed to build a symbolic bridge between the most abstract ideas of physics and the most abstrac ideas of analytical psychology.
Here the (white) Elephant reappears in Vishudda, where it does not carry the Earth but it supports the things we think are the most unreal, the most fleeting, namely human thought. It is as if the Elephant makes realities of concepts. We recognize that our concepts are none other than our imagination, producs of our feeling or reason, abstractions or comparisons that are not supported by any physical phenomenon. That what unites them all, what expresses them all, is the concept of energy. According to Chakra Symbolism, the power of the Elephant is now granted to psychic realities, that our reason would like to consider as pure abstractions.
For instance it is in reality impossible to bring forth a concept of God, because it is not a physical concept. It has nothing to do with experience in space and time, and because of that you can not expect an effect. But if you have the psychic experience, if the psychic experience imposes itself on you, then you understand and you can make a concept out of it. The abstraction, or projection, the concept of God, then comes from experience. And psychic facts are the reality tin Vishudda.

wiki:
Vishuddha is associated with the faculty of higher discrimination, between choosing what is right and wrong, and it is associated with creativity and self-expression. It is known as the 'poison and nectar' centre, closely related to the Bindu chakra, and the secret of immortality is said to reside there. When Vishuddha is closed, we undergo decay and death. When it is open, negative experience is transformed into wisdom and learning.

6. Ajna Third Eye Chakra - Winged Seed

The Sixth Chakra is the Ajna, and looks like a winged seed, it does not contain an animal symbol. Instead of the dark germinating seed, it is here in full light, the white beaming light, completely conscious. In other words the God that was asleep in Muladhara, is completely awoken. The only reality, and because of that this center is called the situation in which one is united with Shiva. One could say this is the center of the mystic union with God. I mean that absolute reality where you are nothing but psychic reality, and yet confronted with the psychic reality that you are not. And that is god. God is the eternal psychic object. God is simply a word for non-me. In Vishudda the psychic reality was still opposite of the physical reality. That's why we still used the help of the white elephant to distinguish reality from the psyche. Psychic facts still found a place within us, even though they had their own lives. But in the Ajna center the psyche grows wings. Here you know you are nothing but psyche.

wiki:
Ajna is considered the chakra of the mind. When something is seen in the mind's eye, or in a dream, it is being 'seen' by Ajna. Residing in the Chakra, according to some beliefs, is the deity Ardhanarishvara a hermaphrodite form of Shiva-Shakti, symbolising the primordial duality of Subject and Object, and the deity Hakini Shakti is also present in this chakra. In kundalini yoga, different practices are said to stimulate the Ajna chakra, including Trataka (steady gazing), Shambhavi Mudra (gazing at the space between the eyebrows), and some forms of Pranayama (breath exercises). Various occultists[attribution needed] have tried to make kabbalistic associations with Ajna, and it has been associated variously with the sephirah Kether, Da'at and the primal duality of Chokmah and Binah (who represent a similar archetypal concept to that of Shiva and Shakti in tantric cosmology).

7. Sahasrara Crown Chakra
Speaking of the Sahasrara, the lotus of a thousand leaves, is completely obsolete, because it's a pure philosophical concept. Without any substance to us. It is above all experience. In Ajna there is still the experience of the self that is seemingly different from the object, the God. But in Sahasrara there is no difference. The next conclusion could be that there is no object, no God, there is nothing but Brahman. There is no experience because it is One, without a second. It is asleep, it is not, and that is why it is nirvana. (non-dual)

wiki:
Sahasrara is positioned above the head or at the top of it and it has 1000 petals which are arranged in 20 layers each of them with 50 petals. For a discussion about the petal count see also petal (chakra) Sahasrara chakra symbolizes detachment from illusion; an essential element in obtaining supramental consciousness of the truth that one is all and all is one. Often referred as thousand-petaled lotus, it is said to be the most subtle chakra in the system, relating to pure consciousness, and it is from this chakra that all the other chakras emanate. When a yogi is able to raise his or her kundalini, energy of consciousness, up to this point, the state of samadhi, or union with God, is experienced. In the West, it has been noted by many occultists[attribution needed] that Sahasrara expresses a similar archetypal idea to that of Kether in the kabbalistic tree of life, which also rests at the head of the tree, and represents pure consciousness and union with god.

Timewave 2013, "The Odyssey II" trailer


Timewave 2013, "The Odyssey II" trailer

Featuring Jose Arguelles, Gregg Baden, William Henry, John Major Jenkins, Dennis McKenna, Daniel Pinchbeck, Whitley Strieber, Alberto Villoldo and many more.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

New Synchromystic PseudOccult Media

Check out Pseudo-Occult Media and welcome Benjamin, the latest Synchromystic blogger to share his wonderful synchs with us. I especially liked the post Ronaldo No. 7 Christ Resonator, it's just amazing how pervasive symbolism is. As a counterpoint to the previous post - Synchromysticism could be interpreted as a form of confirmation bias, obviously! Though it's a positive kind as synchromystics tend to stay openminded wether forces of coincidence, hidden or open agendas, synchronicity, seriality or whatever is responsible. The undeniable thing is that there are connections to be found. I also was impressed by this crazy ad:


Fanta Still add

Cthulhu, the all seeing eye, big brother, totalitarianism... and the illusion that a shitty product can make it all better, wonderful! Shamelessness anyone? :p

Pseudo-Occult Media!

dEUS: Disappointed in the Sun & the Architect

Why two? Because I got t(w)o mister! And the symbolism is just great in these.


dEUS: Disappointed in the Sun (fanvid) & complete lyrics
Video down cause the band or their puppetmasters requested it.

Need I say my only wish was
To escape my earthly life
High skies were no option whereas
Diving deep in oceans wide
Was the way for me, to hide away
A possibility, to leave today
...
Under the sea, is where I'll be
No talking 'bout the rain no more
I wonder what thunder will mean, when only in my dream
The lightning comes before the roar
Under the sea, down here with me I find I'm not the only one
Who ponders what life would mean if we hadn't been
So disappointed in the sun


dEUS: the Architect (current single) full lyrics

Ah, nevermind that outer space stuff, let's get down to earth!

What is the architect doing? He is by the riverside
What is he thinking out there? He is committing egocide
Now isn't that a strange thing? Well, to him it feels just
Oh we guess a person's gotta do! What a person feels he must

He said: I won't throw myself from the pier
I'm gonna go home and shut up for a year
And when the year is over I'll reappear
And have a solution
I've reason to believe that what I find
Is gonna change the face of humankind
And all these years before, well I was blind
That's my conclusion

Cause I'm the architect (I feel it's touch and go)

Now the man has understood, that outerspace is overrated
About all the problems on this Earth we should worry now to solve them later
And so he's brooding and alluding on a perfect design
He thinks that working on behalf of himself is a crime
He flashes out by the water, a view so divine
He's the architect of his own fate, a man in his prime
...
And so he drew himself a pentagon
Thinking it through a geodesic dome
From the coast of Tahiti to the hills of Rome
Step aside cause the man will take the Nobel prize home
...
Now if these aspirations bother you
Well you are just you, you don't have a clue
I'm sticking to the plan, I will see it through
Let there be no confusion

Cause I'm the Architect!

Other great songs by dEUS available in online video are Fell off the Floor Man, Instant Street, Hotel Lounge, Suds & Soda, Little Arithmetics, Roses, Nothing really ends, etc.

INTRO - Individualism vs Collectivism


INTRO - Individualism vs Collectivism

More from STOPAndLOOK

I ♥ Huckabees clips


blanket of universal oneness


no manure, no magic

Daily Dedroidify: Chakras

Daily Dedroidify: Chakras


This is just an excerpt, there are videos on the page too.
Also check this post which claims that the Chakras are an imposed system of control. It'll be a while before I make my mind up, I like the state before that ;), experimentin'!

BS Detection

"Hypnosis, I don't believe in that crap... and besides, it's dangerous!"

The most common, the most hilarious, and the most ignorant objection to Hypnosis. If you don't believe it works, how can it be dangerous to you at the same time? :p

MGMT - Time To Pretend



That's one trippy video people.

Reality Sandwich likes 'em too.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Jacque Fresco Interview podcast

Jacque Fresco Interview podcast from Jerrypippin.com

Scroll down and on the right hand side you can download it under the image with the embedded vid in the middle.

Jacque Fresco (born March 13, 1916) is an industrial engineer, architectural designer, social engineer and futurist based in Florida. His optimistic view and desire to create solutions that maximally benefit the greatest number of people stem from his formative years during the Great Depression. To this day he writes and lectures extensively on subjects ranging from the holistic design of sustainable cities, energy efficiency, natural resource management and advanced automation, focusing on the benefits it will bring to society.

"It is not enough to criticize society without offering a workable alternative." Jacque Fresco

Future by Design docu
The Venus Project
Jacque Fresco YouTube clips

DMT: The Spirit Molecule Documentary

The much anticipated DMT documentary The Spirit Molecule. If you don't know what DMT is check my Pineal Gland page at my main site.

Along with the book's author and DMT researcher Rick Strassman - who was permitted to embark on the first human research with psychedelic, hallucinogenic, or entheogenic substances in the 1990s in the United States after 20 years of shameful law enforced intermission in the field - it features some wonderful people like Stanislav Grof, Alex Grey, Graham Hancock, Daniel Pinchbeck, Dennis McKenna, Ralph Metzner, Douglas Rushkoff, Ralph Abraham, Erik Davis, Huston Smith, Joe Rogan, etc!

This is a short video interview with Rick Strassman in the documentary "Magical Egypt 5: Navigating the Afterlife", about DMT.

Subliminals


Subliminals

This is both funny & serious to me.
If you don't get one, check the youtube comments at the link.
A good hint when observing any media: always look at the spaces in between, always look at the background, the decorations and the clothes, etc - never just at the main thing alone, like the talking heads on tv for instance. You'll find watching movies and series suddenly becomes much more interesting (if you have a basic grasp of symbolism, if you don't yet, it's fascinating to dive into!)

Stanley Kubrick's Enlightenment - by Rob Ager

Download part 1 here, not available in streaming.
(mandatory warning, nudity in ze vids...)


A Clockwork Orange & more by Kubrick part 2 & part 3

Rob Ager film analysis

I love this guy's stuff. Don't read on here if you can't handle crazy surgery shit, lol: people I tell this too usually cringe and curl up haha. I've had laser surgery on my eyes, so I've had eyeclips on my eyes like the scene in Clockwork Orange (and had seen the movie before that... not helpful!) and saw a knife cutting my eyes open, upon which I had to keep my eyes still, so the laser beaming into my eye was able to do its work well. All was fine until I came out of the operation room and started shaking uncontrollably for a few minutes. It was worth the sacrifice though, as you come out such a thing stronger and you know, you can see like normal people without glasses or contacts.

Who Watches the Watchmen?


A first look at the Watchmen Movie

Watchmen is a twelve-issue comic book limited series written by Alan Moore and illustrated by Dave Gibbons. To date, Watchmen remains the only graphic novel to win a Hugo Award, and is also the only graphic novel to appear on Time Magazine's 2005 list of "the 100 best English-language novels from 1923 to the present."

Watchmen is set in 1985, in an alternative history United States where costumed adventurers are real and the country is edging closer to a nuclear war with the Soviet Union (the Doomsday Clock is at five minutes to midnight). It tells the story of a group of past and present superheroes and the events surrounding the mysterious murder of one of their own. Watchmen depicts superheroes as real people who must confront ethical and personal issues, who struggle with neuroses and failings, and who - with one notable exception - lack anything recognizable as super powers. Watchmen's deconstruction of the conventional superhero archetype, combined with its innovative adaptation of cinematic techniques and heavy use of symbolism, multi-layered dialogue, and metafiction, has influenced both comics and film.

Matthew Delooze and the trannies

Thanks to Gosporn (mandatory internet warning for sexual content) for introducing me to Michael Delooze (official website here), who is also into synchromysticism, symbolism & conspiracy. He has some great articles that I just only started checking out:

"Matthew Delooze holds that the world is in thrall to trans-dimensional beings (trannies?) [dedroidify goes ROFL!] who feed on our spiritual energy. This energy is created via emotion and ‘respect’, AKA worship. The general idea being that these “reptilians” have bribed the elite with wealth and social position in order to facilitate the flow of this spiritual “spice”. The spice is created via spectacular public events (sports, concerts, religious festivals, disasters) and then siphoned off to these beings through symbols, the most powerful being monumental architecture - the spiritual milking machines of the human race. That’s pretty wild, but no crazier than any other religion - and it would explain a lot." Gosporn

Daily Dedroidify: Buddha

Daily Dedroidify: Buddha

Siddhartha Gautama was a spiritual teacher believed to have lived between approximately 563 BCE and 483 BCE on the Indian subcontinent, in the Gangetic Plains area of modern Nepal and northern India. He became "the Buddha" ("Awakened One") after embarking on a quest for spiritual meaning.

"Are you a God?" they asked the Buddha.
"No," he replied.
"Are you an angel, then?"
"No."
"A saint?"
"No."
"Then what are you?"
Replied the Buddha: "I am awake."

Links
Learn more about the Buddha and Buddhism at The Big View
Story of The Four Sights
The Eight Fold Path 1 2
Zen Koans 1 2
Tripitaka - The Pali Canon 1 2
Buddha wiki article

"Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it.
Do not believe simply because it has been handed down for many generations.
Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many.
Do not believe in anything simply because it is written in Holy Scriptures.
Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of teachers, elders, or wise men.
Believe only after careful observation and analysis, when you find that it agrees with reason, and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all. Then accept it and live up to it."
Buddha

(and even then keep your Belief System flexible
my motto is "believe nothing", so you don't filter out
anything that goes against your (uninformed) beliefs.
Even Buddha didn't know how weird reality was gonna get.)

"The religion of the future will be a cosmic religion. It should transcend a personal God and avoid dogmas and theology. Covering both the natural and the spiritual, it should be based on a religious sense arising from the experience of all things, natural and spiritual as a meaningful unity. If there is any religion that would cope with modern scientific needs, it would be Buddhism." Albert Einstein

My opinion is religion is an obsolete concept, spirituality will suffice.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Roundup! Synchromystics and more.

The Stygian Port is spoiling me with synchromystic Battlestar Galactica content! Check out Battlestar Galactica - Eye of Jupiter and the comments! I wanna do another post on Battlestar myself, but I have to wait until at least after the next episode cause the last one kinda slapped me in the face hard with Balthar's speech!

Hidden Agendas has an amazing post up called Video Game Mind Entrainment: Cydonia Mars on 2 pc games. Entertainment sometimes seems to be more about entrainment, though it's fascinating that agendas, coincidence and synchronicity/seriality all could play a factor in it. Reality is too weird to be taken seriously!

Speaking of entrainment, I'm listening to George Michael's Freedom (by 'accident' :p) as I type this post, interesting lyric for a song called freedom: "All we have to do... now, is take these lies and make them true somehow." Just throwing it out there ;) Don't take it too seriously.

Aferrismoon takes on another show that had an amazing episode, in fact, it might have been Lost's first really good episode! Finally! Check out Stepping Stones, Ticking Timebombs, I'm Cracking UP. Just amazing Lost & Southland Tales synchs featuring a crazy ass quote by Aleister Crowley relating to the show. Benjamin Linus is a fascinating character to watch. To think that he started as only a temporary character.

I saw Ferris Bueller's Day Off yesterday, which featured the main character Ferris as a perfect example of 'magical thinking' - contrasted with the ridiculous whiny attitude of his sister and his buddy Cameron, who had a nice t-shirt with a Caduceus on it. The movie was way better than I remembered it. Just another slight sync as I asked what ferris meant on Aferrismoon cause he used it in the post, without realizing where I was, haha!

Thuther Thoughts linked the 'Scientology bible' in this post, from the great wikileaks.org. Haha, those 17 MB's of constructed BS used to be worth thousands of dollars. Download it while you can cause you know they're gonna throw money around until it's offline again. Upon first scanning I see a great amount of 'new' abbreviations & terms, repackaging old words & concepts along with throwing in some crazy is always helpful for a Belief System 'conversion', order out of chaos ring a bell? Explore everything, but these 612 pages I think I'll leave for some laughs when friends come over, priorities! ;p

Food price rises are "mass murder"-UN envoy: Ziegler blamed globalisation for "monopolising the riches of the earth" and said multinationals were responsible for a type of "structural violence".

Dosenation: Ignore Set & Setting and risk paralysis, Dutch bill to ban magic mushrooms - a 3 day wait, well I'll take the compromise over the ban... Stop freaking banning everything that's natural! the BBC article conviently forgets to mention you can realize interconnectedness and find divinity within :p. "Users of fresh mushrooms experience effects ranging from giggling fits and intensification of colours, lights and sounds to, more rarely, hallucinations. Negative effects can include vomiting, and anxiety. " BBC article

Disinfo.com: Seattle Man Denied Liver Transplant for Using Marijuana
"I'm not angry, I'm not mad, I'm just confused." Irony anyone? ;p couldn't resist! Still, that's f'd up.

Nano Art at grinding.be

World Wide WEB?


Google Evil Agenda?

The spider traps its food supply in its web. I'd be so screwed, lol.

Here are some useful sites:
Google Watch, Torpark (surf anonymously, firefoxy)

And much thanks to Michael from Hidden Agendas for these links:
Scroogle (google but no cookies and junk) and this article: AT&T scaremonger internet could reach capacity 2010 lol, don't worry though, I used to work at a Telco company, they generally don't even know wtf they're doing.

Tool - Ænima


"The underlying thing isn't so much 'Learn to swim because L.A.'s going into the ocean.' It's more like, 'Get back in touch with the collective unconscious and learn to swim with everyone in there. Know how connected everything is. Literally, figuratively, spiritually.'"
Maynard James Keenan


Tool - Ænima (Salival DVD)

Some say the end is near.
Some say we'll see armageddon soon.
I certainly hope we will.
I sure could use a vacation from this
Bullshit three ring circus sideshow of
Freaks here in this hopeless fucking hole we call LA
The only way to fix it is to flush it all away.
Any fucking time. Any fucking day.
Learn to swim, I'll see you down in Arizona bay.

Fret for your figure and
Fret for your latte and
Fret for your hairpiece and
Fret for your lawsuit and
Fret for your prozac and
Fret for your pilot and
Fret for your contract and
Fret for your car.

It's a bullshit three ring circus sideshow of
Freaks here in this hopeless fucking hole we call LA
The only way to fix it is to flush it all away.
Any fucking time. Any fucking day.
Learn to swim, I'll see you down in Arizona bay.

Some say a comet will fall from the sky.
Followed by meteor showers and tidal waves.
Followed by faultlines that cannot sit still.
Followed by millions of dumbfounded dipshits.
Some say the end is near.
Some say we'll see armageddon soon.
I certainly hope we will cuz
I sure could use a vacation from this

Silly shit, stupid shit...

One great big festering neon distraction,
I've a suggestion to keep you all occupied.

Mom's gonna fix it all soon.
Mom's comin' round to put it back the way it ought to be.

Fuck L. Ron Hubbard and fuck all his clones.
Fuck all those gun-toting hip gangster wannabes.

Fuck retro anything. Fuck your tattoos.
Fuck all you junkies and Fuck your short memory.

Fuck smiley glad-hands with hidden agendas.
Fuck these dysfunctional, insecure actresses.

Cause I'm praying for rain
And I'm praying for tidal waves
I wanna see the ground give way.
I wanna watch it all go down.
Mom please flush it all away.
I wanna watch it go right in and down.
I wanna watch it go right in.
Watch you flush it all away.

Time to bring it down again.
Don't just call me pessimist.
Try and read between the lines.


I can't imagine why you wouldn't
Welcome any change, my friend.

I wanna see it all come down.
suck it down.
flush it down.

Body of War trailer


Body of War trailer

Body of War

The Moses Code

The Moses Code

Well, it's better than the Secret. They talk a lot about interconnectedness (Entheogen: Awakening the Divine Within does a better job at that, though ironically don't mention entheogens much :p) and service to others (which I prefer calling service to all), they even mention embracing your dark side. It's not highly recommended, but I was in a cynical and pissed off mood before watching it and it alleviated that so that's something. I've had & have so many interesting synchronistic experiences which leads me to the catma that awareness is kind of a search light - though the universe isn't a freaking vending machine as the Secret portrayed. It's obvious that if you only digest the mainstream media, that search light function will practically go totally unnoticed.

The Secret Behind The Chakras - Are they used to control us?

Time to re-evaluate some stuff in your Belief System, never hurts to do that. Even if this turns out to be erroneous, I'm always suspicious of anything that's popular or New Age related. I also have not had much interesting experiences with the Chakras, despite trying several chakra meditations and reiki. Besides feeling the crown a lot, having my third eye throbbing, nothing else is going on. I hope and expect people to comment on this after trying it out for a while, I have yesterday for the first time, interestingly when shutting down the solar plexus chakra I had internal dialogue coming out of nowhere too. Yet I'm not convinced yet as that is all that happened. Check the link, this is just an excerpt:

The information I’m about to disclose to you may shock you, may scare you, and may upset you…OR it may LIBERATE YOU….(which is what it is intended to do.)

What we discovered was: 1- The Chakra system is an imposed system that is NOT our natural state. It is a system to compartmentalize our energy for easy access to outsiders and energy vampires. This system has been in place for several Millennia and no one seems to question it, they have just (as I previously did) accepted it…(especially in the New Age Community.)

2- The chakras or “Cones” were placed there so that specific energies could be accessed. This easy access is ideal to control and manipulate our energy fields and minds. They were put there by ET’s that view us as their personal energy source and property.

3- Our original state was to have energy that emits from our “Core” or Sun/Star in the Chest / Solar-Plexus area. Each individual has a slightly different wiring system that runs their energy which is custom designed to them. Personally, I have a triple helix energy system that runs up and down the center of my body and get’s its source from the “Star/Sun” in the center. This triple helix has all the colors and more. When I need a certain energy, instead of accessing one isolated “chakra” energy like the heart or throat, it accesses them all and puts the appropriate balance of energies into what ever is needed (ie throat or voice energy) to handle what is required. This is a much more efficient and synergistic approach to accessing and moving energy. I have only been researching this for 2 months but I have not seen anyone else that had this triple helix so it might be unique to me. Most of the other FW-Indigo Knights that I have scanned have the intense Sun/Star light in their core and it emanates slightly differently than everyone else, like a snow flake. Sometimes the energy can pulse, sometimes it can spiral, sometimes it blasts, it just depends on what is needed or what is requested of it.

4- Our Core or Sun/Star is where our Higher Selves reside…and therefore the statement “God is inside of us, God is within” is literally true. Searching for a God outside of yourself will cause serious challenges. For instance; when you go to a new age meditation class, one of the first things they teach you is to “open your crown and bring the white or golden light down through your body, lighting up each chakra, and then ground into the earth. This may feel good momentarily, but think about what it is that you just did. If your “God” is inside of you, and you bring an “outside energy source” into your body and bypass your own “god” and ignore what was there to begin with……… continue to ignore it and bring in outside energy sources to take its place, what is it going to do? Well, remember the old “use it or lose it” philosophy? Yes, the “Core or God Sun/Star” will start to go dormant and just sit there until you decide to take your will back and use it again. Which energy would you rather be operating from and have command of, your own personal custom designed Authentic Source …or bring in some nebulous energy that could be infiltrated and run that through your body?

Read the entire page here

Daily Dedroidify: Bill Hicks - You never see a positive drugs story on the news, do ya?

Daily Dedroidify: Bill Hicks - You never see a positive drugs story on the news, do ya?

No. Always negative. But the news is supposed to be objective. I mean, isn't it supposed to be THE NEWS? But every drug story is negative? I've had some killer times on drugs! I'm not promoting it, but I'm not denying it.

Same LSD story every time: "Young man on acid, thought he could fly jumped out of a building, what a tragedy." What a dick! He's an idiot. If he thought he could fly, why didn't he take off from the ground and check it out first? What a moron. We lost a moron. WE LOST A MORON!!! I don't mean to sound cold or cruel or vicious, but I am so that's the way it comes out. Professional help is being sought.

But wouldn't you like to see a positive LSD story? Would that be newsworthy? To base your decision on information rather than scare tactics and superstition and lies? Just once, to hear what it's all about:

Today a young man on acid realized that all matter is merely energy condensed to a slow vibration. That we are all one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively. There is no such thing as death. Life is only a dream and we are the imagination of ourselves.

Here's Tom with the weather!


Bill Hicks: You never see a positive drugs story on the news, do ya?

"I've had a vision. Even though this is a world where good men are murdered in their prime and mediocre hacks thrive and proliferate, I've got to share this with you because I love you, and you feel that." Bill Hicks

Bill Hicks Streaming Vids

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

Summary:
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