Monday, April 7, 2008

Marketing to Apes


Marketing to Apes 1of2 and 2of2

How do we know a false smile from the real thing? What does the grooming habits of chimps tell us about selling beer? The direction of a glance or the way a hand lays on a table in an ad can signal meanings to which we are hard-wired to respond. Each of us gives and responds to thousands of nonverbal messages daily. This presentation, presented by John Harrington and Gavin Johnston, will show you how a good brand capitalizes on signals that go back to our most primal instincts.

Björk: Wanderlust


Björk: Wanderlust

Great video and lyrics.

John C. Lilly: Beliefs Unlimited

Excerpt from 'Center of the Cyclone' p127 and on.

The next exercise was the "Beliefs Unlimited" exercise in which one attempted to move beyond one's current belief structures. We listented to a tape programmed in a repetitive fashion (5 presentations each time) to maximize absorption. The directions for listening to the tape were to lie in a comfortable position on the floor with the lights very dim and to just allow the metaprogramming to enter one's biocomputer.

Beliefs Unlimited.
In the province of the mind, what one believes to be true either is true or becomes true within certain limits, to be found experientially and experimentally. These limits are beliefs to be transcended.
Hidden from one's self is a covert set of beliefs that control on's thinking, one's actions, and one's feelings.
The covert set of hidden beliefs is the limiting set of beliefs to be transcended.
To transcend one's limiting set, one establishes an open-ended set of beliefs about the unknown.
The unknown exists in one's goals for changing one's self, int he means for changing, in th euse of others for the change, in one's capacity to change, in one's orientation toward change, in one's elimination of hindrances to change, in one's assimilation of the aids to change, in one's use of the impulse to change, in one's need for changing, in the possibilities of change, in the form of change itself, and in the substance of change and of changing.
The unknown exists in one's goals for changing one's self, in the means for that change, in the use of others in the changing, in one's capacity for changing one's self, in one's orientation toward changes, in the elimination of hindrances to changing, in one's assimilation of the aids to changing, in one's impulses toward changing one's self and undergoing changes, in one's needs for changse, in the possibilities for change, in the form of the changes tehmselves, an din the substance of the changes and of changing itself.
There are unknowns in my goals toward changing. There are unknowns in my means of changing. There are unknowns in my relations with others in changing. There are unknowns in my capacity for changing. There are unknowns in my orientation toward changing. There are unknowns in my assimilation of changes. There are unknowns in my needs for changing. There are unknowns in the possibilities of me changing. There are unknowns in the forms into which changing will put me. There are unknowns in the substance of the changes that I will undergo, in my substance after changes.
My disbelief in all these unknowns is a limiting belief, preventing my transcending my limits. My disbelief in these unknowns is a belief, a limiting belief, preventing my transcending my limits.
By allowing there are no limits; no limits to thinking, no limits to feeling, no limits to movement. By allowing, there are no limits. There are no limits to thinking, no limits to feeling, no limits to movement.
That which is not allowed is forbidden. That which is allowed, exists. In allowing no limits, there are no limits. That which is forbidden is not allowed. That which is not allowed is forbidden. That which exists is allowed. That which is allowed, exists. In allowing no limits, there are no limits. That which is not allowed is forbidden. That which is forbidden is not allowed. That which is allowed, exists. That which exists is allowed. To allow no limits, there are no limits. No limits allowed. No limits exist.
In the province of the mind, what one believes to be true either is true or becomes true. In the province of the mind, there are no limits. In the province of the mind, what one believes to be true is true or becomes true. There are no limits.

The Mind is a powerful tool, are you using yours wisely?

"What we perceive as reality is only a canvas waiting for us to draw upon it any picture we want. Anything is possible, from bending spoons with the power of the mind to the phantasmagoric events experienced by Castaneda during his encounters with the Yaqui brujo don Juan, for magic is our birthright, no more or less miraculous than our ability to compute the reality we want when we are in our dreams." Physicist Michael Talbot


Evolution Now! - Quantum Physical message for humanity

"To see a World in a Grain of Sand And a Heaven in a Wild Flower, Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand And Eternity in an hour." William Blake

Thanks very much Càm

Illuminati Ultimatum (disinfo?)


Project Camelot Interviews Benjamin Fulford - Part 1 of 3

YouTube link to other 2 parts

I hope what he says about the Asian Secret Societies is true, though if there are powerful benevolent secret societies in China they don't seem to be very influencial in Chinese Government considering what's all going on there considering Falun Gong, Tibet, housing and pollution just to name a few.

The Onion: China #1 air polluter


The Onion: China #1 air polluter

News reports say the air in China for the Olympics will 'not be hazardous to the athletes their health', but it could and probably will impact their performances (lol). Some athletes will probably even wear those little smog masks, how Olympian they will look! Go China! :p

These Olympics are gonna suck balls, oh well nothing new there.

Step 654654 for dystopian suck future: Olympic athletes wearing breathing masks.

Oh right, FREE TIBET! Dammit...

Daily Dedroidify: Clinging to Belief

Daily Dedroidify: Clinging to Belief

"Truth is a great mirror shattered by time into a hundred thousand pieces, allowing everyone who has a piece to declare that they have The Truth." Sufi Gabril Kahlil

"God is a symbol of God." Paul Tillich

"Religion is a defense against the experience of God." Carl Gustav Jung

"The attitude of faith is the very opposite of clinging to belief, of holding on." Alan Watts

"The materialist fundamentalists are funnier than the Christian fundamentalists, because they think they're rational!" Robert Anton Wilson

"Whenever people are certain they understand our peculiar situation here on this planet, it is because they have accepted a religious Faith or a secular Ideology (Ideologies are the modern form of Faiths) and just stopped thinking." Robert Anton Wilson

"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

"In (Gordiano) Bruno's day the 3 terms were divided up differently, you had science and mysticism on one side, and religion on the other side. Science and mysticism are alike in their struggle against religion. They were both based on experience and respect for the individual. The idea of science and mysticism was go out and discover for yourself. Find out what works, find out how the universe is actually structured and how you relate to the structure of the universe. And so there were basically 2 areas of scientific exploration, the external and the internal. But they were both pursued by the same method, the experimental method."
Robert Anton Wilson

"In heaven there is no religion, thank God." Gandhi

"Take care of the people, and God almighty will take care of himself."
Kurt Vonnegut

"True spirituality should have the result of making a person calmer, happier, more peaceful, so engaging in training or a method of bringing about inner discipline within ones mind is the essence of a religious life, an inner discipline that has the purpose of cultivating these positive mental states." Tenzin Gyatso


"It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no God.
It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg." Thomas Jefferson

"It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows." Epictetus

"When I'm watching the news and my daughter walks in and choose to ask: 'Why were all those people on the floor, sleeping, covered in red?' I told her, that they were looking for God, but found religion instead." De La Soul

"All around one the True Believers trudge by, mouths grim, brows furrowed, ulcers and worse eating at their innards. This desperate company of oddfellows (Thoreau) live in what psychologists call 'cognitive dissonance.' Because their reality-maps are, one and all, too small to cover the vast, eerie, amusing world in which we live, they are perpetually frustrated: the world does not live up to their fixed beliefs. They are all convinced that there is something radically wrong with the universe itself, or with the rest of humanity, and they never suspect that the real trouble is in their own rigid and robotic nervous systems." Robert Anton Wilson

There is a parable of Blind men and the elephant, one felt the side of the elephant and said it was a wall, the second felt the tip of a tusk and was convinced it was a spear, the third said it was a snake as he felt the trunk, the fourth had grabbed a paw and said it was a tree trunk, the fifth who felt an ear said it was a fan and the sixth who had the tail said it was like a rope. All started arguing about who had told the truth. While each knew a part of the image, none knew the whole. The moral of the story is that reality may be viewed differently depending upon one's perspective, and argueing about it is ridiculous since no human knows the entire truth.

It's always more interesting to talk to someone who keeps looking for the truth than to someone who's sure they've found it.

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

"Whoever cannot find a temple in his heart, the same can never find his heart in any temple." Mikhail Naimy

"The data stream has been corrupted, return to first principles." Terence McKenna

"The discovery of this reality is hindered rather than helped by belief, whether one believes in God or believes in atheism. We must make here a clear distinction between belief and faith, because, in general practice, belief has come to mean a state of mind which is almost the opposite of faith. Belief, as I use the word here, is the insistence that the truth is what one would “lief” or wish it to be. The believer will open his mind to the truth on the condition that it fits in with his preconceived ideas and wishes. Faith, on the other hand, is an unreserved opening of the mind to the truth, whatever it may turn out to be. Faith has no preconceptions; it is a plunge into the unknown. Belief clings, but faith lets go. In this sense of the word, faith is the essential virtue of science, and likewise of any religion that is not self-deception." Alan Watts

What I personally find hilarious is that atheists and new agers think their BS (belief system) is different from a religion.

Religion is for people afraid of going to hell.
Spirituality is for people who have been there.

If there's only one God, stop fighting about the name!

God is too big to fit into one religion.

God: Religion is easy, I'm talking about faith. You're gonna help me change that.
Jerry: Me? But I don't even belong to any church!?
God: Neither do I!
(from the movie Oh, God 1977)

A unified 'religion' would not bring about peace, but stupidity.

Derren Brown: Voodoo


Derren Brown: Voodoo

Atheist, sceptic & mentalist Derren Brown challenges the beliefs of a New Age believer with the use of a Voodoo Doll. Starts out great with "we all get stuck in our belief systems, however sensible we think they are..."