Friday, April 4, 2008

Ken Wilber - Spirituality and the 3 Strands of Deep Science

Ken Wilber - Spirituality and the 3 Strands of Deep Science

More on Ken Wilber's Integral Theory here.
"The mystics ask you to take nothing on mere belief. Rather, they give you a set of experiments to test in your own awareness and experience. The laboratory is your own mind, the experiment is meditation." Ken Wilber

Hunter S. Thompson Quotes

"America... just a nation of two hundred million used car salesmen with all the money we need to buy guns and no qualms about killing anybody else in the world who tries to make us uncomfortable."

"I have a theory that the truth is never told during the nine-to-five hours."

"Call on God, but row away from the rocks."

"If I'd written all the truth I knew for the past ten years, about 600 people - including me - would be rotting in prison cells from Rio to Seattle today. Absolute truth is a very rare and dangerous commodity in the context of professional journalism."

"Going to trial with a lawyer who considers your whole life-style a Crime in Progress is not a happy prospect."

"People are wondering why there is no rebellion. I think there is no rebellion, not because kids are stupid or slothful, or whatever, but because the dark side of America is now in charge."

"I feel the same way about disco as I do about herpes."

"I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me."

"If you're going to be crazy, you have to get paid for it or else you're going to be locked up."

"In a closed society where everybody's guilty, the only crime is getting caught."

"In a world of thieves, the only final sin is stupidity."

"It was the Law of the Sea, they said. Civilization ends at the waterline. Beyond that, we all enter the food chain, and not always right at the top."

"No man is so foolish but he may sometimes give another good counsel, and no man so wise that he may not easily err if he takes no other counsel than his own."

"He that is taught only by himself has a fool for a master."

"Politics is the art of controlling your environment."

"That was always the difference between Muhammad Ali and the rest of us. He came, he saw, and if he didn't entirely conquer - he came as close as anybody we are likely to see in the lifetime of this doomed generation."

"The Edge... there is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over."

"The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There's also a negative side."

"The person who doesn't scatter the morning dew will not comb gray hairs."

"The trouble with Nixon is that he's a serious politics junkie. He's totally hooked and like any other junkie, he's a bummer to have around, especially as President."

"The TV business is uglier than most things. It is normally perceived as some kind of cruel and shallow money trench through the heart of the journalism industry, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free and good men die like dogs, for no good reason."

"There is nothing more helpless and irresponsible than a man in the depths of an ether binge."

"When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro."

"You better take care of me Lord, if you don't you're gonna have me on your hands."

"You can turn your back on a person, but never turn your back on a drug, especially when its waving a razor sharp hunting knife in your eye."

"They're gonna make it look like suicide, I know how these bastards think..."

Grimskunk - America Sucks Uncensored

we're all brainwashed
and our culture's fucked
We gotta reset

In the western world, where we're all free
There ain't no room for true democracy
No one listens to a word you say
And no one cares about you anyway

the inner cities burn but our eyes are shut
in fascist economy and greed we trust
We gotta reset

Grimskunk - America Sucks Uncensored

In the home of the brave and the land of the free
There ain't no equal opportunity
The doors are shut, accept your fate
The rich white male must dominate

I see a cold indifferent nation
In desparate need of inspiration
I got the feeling we lost our way somehow
Where are your heroes, where are your heroes now
We gotta reset

We've all gone blind with superpower lust
listen up suckers cause our time is up

Chris Carter's Parapsychology & the Skeptics

Chris Carter's Parapsychology & the Skeptics

A critical examination of the arguments of the skeptics. Starting with the history of the controversy, dating back to the scientific revolution of the 17th century, this book reappraises the controversy in light of 20th and 21st century scientific and philosophic developments.

Highly readable and immensely entertaining, the book also provides the reader with some striking anecdotal case studies. Upon finishing this book, the reader will understand the startling nature of the ‘holy war’ that has been fought for three centuries by opponents and proponents of the paranormal. (Not the X-files Carter, tnx psiborger)

Foreword by Rupert Sheldrake. Recommended by Dean Radin

Daily Dedroidify: Synchronicity

Daily Dedroidify: Synchronicity
"Coincidence is God's way of remaining anonymous."
Albert Einstein

We've all experienced coincidence, "it's just a coincidence" we rationalize then. Synchronicities however are meaningful coincidences; a term coined by Swiss psychologist Carl Jung, in his own words:
"Synchronicity reveals the meaningful connections between the subjective and objective world."

First notice and appreciate your synchronicities,
(even overlapping in 'real' world, dreams and imagination!) at the very least they will make you smile or think!

Frank Joseph
In the amazing book "Synchronicity And You: Understanding the Role of Meaningful Coincidence" by Frank Joseph, the author lists several subdivisions (these are nowhere near conclusive and should only be seen as a means of classification of examples) of synchronicity experienced in his own life, the lives of 100 volunteers and examples of history to help you become more aware of synchronicities in your life.

The subdivisions he made in the book are:
Objects, Numbers, Natural/Animal, Preminitions, Predictive & Simultanious dreams, Telepathy, Riddles, Source indicators, Parallel lives, Life imitates art, Warnings, Death, Rescue, Reincarnation, Helpful directions, Moira (higher calling) & Transforming experiences.

Examples from the book:
# Carl Jung himself had a patient once who was depressed and such a rationalist her situation was degrading for months, one day she had a dream of a Scarab which she couldn't understand at all or where it came from. As Jung moved towards the window while analyzing the dream, the closest insect to a Scarab in Switzerland, a golden beatle flew and hit the window and sat there for a few seconds. This so startled the woman that finally she gave up the 'pure reason' and was soon cured with Jung's methods. This ties into the collective unconcious very interestingly as the Scarab was the Egyptian symbol of... rebirth :).
# Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, The French Jesuit priest trained as a paleontologist and a philosopher. He abandoned a literal interpretation of creation in the Book of Genesis in favor of a metaphorical interpretation. Therefor he was banned to China... where in December 1929 he took part in the important discovery of Sinanthropus pekinensis, or Peking Man.
# I'll give one example out of the book of Parallel Lives too:
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & spanish composer Juan Arrigia (known after his death as the spanish Mozart, but largely unknown outside of Spain), by the author's own investigation after hearing Arrigia on the radio and thinking he recognized Mozart, he found that both shared some amazing synchronicities. Both gifted persons were prodigies, they both left their native country to become succesful in Paris as composers and musicians, Juan's first and only symphony & Mozarts Parisian and later symphonies were in Major D, their styles are very similar as Juan comes nearest to Mozart, even Mozart imitations by Haydn, Brahms and Chopin were, in contrast to Arrigia's, still distinguishable as their own. Both men were born on the same day, Mozart 27 jan 1756, Arrigia 27 jan 1806. Their birth names were both Latin & Spanish versions of John & Christopher, Mozart's was Johannes Chrystostomus and Arrigia's were Juan Crisostomo. One contrast is the fame of Mozart after his death, and the obscurity of Arrigia. For more parallel lives see JFK & Abraham Lincoln, the life & death of Henry Lawton linked with Geronimo, and even the author himself and Ignatius Donnelly (the father of Atlantology!). For this and other synchronicities pick up the book, you won't regret it!
Another recommendation is Jean Shinoda Bolen - The Tao of Psychology: Synchronicity and Self (Living Consciously with Synchronicity in dutch).

I experience synchronicities nearly daily, some small, some big!
Frank Joseph advises people to start a Synchronicity Diary, to not only remember them better, just like a Dream Diary it also increases the frequency of them just as a dream diary increases recall of dreams.

Coinci Dance Quotes
"The secret of the world is the tie between person and event."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Throughout the universe there's a network of wires stretching to infinity. The horizontal wires are placed in space; the vertical in time. Everywhere where these wires cross eachother, there's an individual. And every individual is a crystal bead. The big light of an Absolute Being enlightens and penetrates each crystal bead. And every crystal bead reflects not only the light of all other crystals in the network, but also every other reflection, from all corners of the Cosmos." The Rigveda - Indra's Net

"Can such things be, and overcome us like a summer's cloud, without our special wonder?" William Shakespeare, Macbeth

"These events serve to nurture, support, protect and enhance human life and spiritual growth." Scott Peck

"They demonstrate the unity of psyche and matter, forcing us to transcend our rational, scientific, materialistic attitudes." Mansfield

"That occult force that even directs forces from the beyond, could in the final instance only root in our own peculiar inner being; for in the end the alpha and omega of all existence are indeed contained within us." Arthur Schopenhauer

"Coincidences are spiritual puns." G.K. Chesterton

More material, quotes and links on the Synchronicity page at

Rx Bandits Overcome Live

Rx Bandits Overcome Live

Terence McKenna: Linear Society, non-Linear Consciousness

Terence McKenna: Linear Society, non-Linear Consciousness