Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Peter Russell: Reality the Grand Illusion

Check out this article on Reality: The Grand Illusion by Peter Russell.

Refused - New Noise

Refused - New Noise

We lack the motion to move to the new beat! WHOO!
We lack the motion to move to the new beat!

It's here for us to admire if we can afford the beauty of it
If we can afford the luxury of turning our heads
If we can if we can if we can
Adjust the thousand dollar smile and behold the creation of man
Great words won't cover ugly actions
Good frames won't save bad paintings!


We lack the motion to move to the new beat! YEAH!
We lack motion!

When the day is over Hey
the doors are locked on us
'Cause money buys the access
And we can't pay the cost
How can we expect anyone to listen
If we're using the same old voice?
We need new noise
New art for the real people!

We dance to all the wrong songs
We enjoy all the wrong moves
We dance to all the wrong songs
We're not leading!

Here we go! Yeah!

The new beat!!! (16x)

Thank you.

Aristotle's Table of Virtues

The Means Between Extremes.

CCTV boom has failed to slash crime, say police

Massive investment in CCTV cameras to prevent crime in the UK has failed to have a significant impact, despite billions of pounds spent on the new technology, a senior police officer piloting a new database has warned. Only 3% of street robberies in London were solved using CCTV images, despite the fact that Britain has more security cameras than any other country in Europe.

Read on here.

Every single useful camera supposedly malfunctioned during the 7/7 London (False Flag) Bombings.

Kali Yuga:The Patriarchal Dark Age

Kali Yuga, the Dharma-Ending Age, the Age of Iron. Most traditions have a name for the final Dark Age. What does it mean to us?

Read on here

Daily Dedroidify: Ignorance

Daily Dedroidify: Ignorance

"Contemporary man is born asleep, lives asleep and dies asleep. What knowledge could a sleeping man have?"
Georges Ivanovitch Gurdjieff

"The big trouble with dumb bastards is that they are too dumb to believe there is such a thing as being smart."
Kurt Vonnegut

You may be academically retarded.

"Reason obeys itself; ignorance submits to what is dictated to it." Thomas Paine

"No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance." Confucius

"The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance." Socrates

"Ignorance, the root and the stem of every evil." Plato

"Do you remember how electrical currents and "unseen waves" were laughed at? The knowledge about man is still in its infancy." Albert Einstein

"If the masses rule, man is controlled by ignorance. If the church rules, he is conrolled by superstition. If the state rules, he is controlled by fear. Before people can live in harmony & understanding, ignorance needs to change in wisdom."
Manly P. Hall

"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

"I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think." Socrates

"The only thing that interferes with my learning, is my education." Albert Einstein

"I know nothing except the fact of my ignorance." Socrates

"True knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance." Confucius

"What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult." Sigmund Freud

"The man who realizes his ignorance has taken the first step toward knowledge."
Max Heindel

"The easiest way to get brainwashed is to be born."
Robert Anton Wilson

Disregarding information you perceive as ignorant without investigation = ignorance.

"Is it ignorance or apathy? Hey, I don't know and I don't care." Jimmy Buffet

"I don't know that shit! Keeping it real! Yeah... real DUMB!" Chris Rock

"The unexamined life is not worth living for man." Socrates

"The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you don't know anything about."
Dr. Wayne Dyer

"Only two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the universe."
Albert Einstein

"Nature has given us two ears, two eyes, and but one tongue to the end that we should hear and see more than we speak."

"The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge."
Stephen Hawking

Learn as if you were going to live forever.
Live as if you were going to die tomorrow

"Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school." Albert Einstein

"Think for yourself. Question Authority." Timothy Leary

"Nothing of any importance can be taught. It can only be learned, and with blood and sweat." Robert Anton Wilson

"The reading of all good books is like a conversation with all the finest men of past centuries." Rene Descartes

"Yes I know my enemies! They're the teachers who taught me to fight me! Compromise, conformity, assimilation, submission, ignorance, hypocrisy, brutality, the elite. All of which are American dreams..."
Rage against the Machine

Most people don't listen, they just wait for their turn to talk, and blurt out their ignorant assumptions, refusing to learn anything.

"So just think it through. Hatred is the stillborn child of ignorance and boredom. Such a narrow view! Means seeds of tolerance are sown by those who can't afford them. What will you do? It's not too late for you to change your xenophobic point of view!"
Good Riddance

"The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all."
John F. Kennedy, 1963

"I began my education at a young age, in fact, right after I left college."
Winston Churchill


The trouble with knowing, is that it impedes learning.

"I have only come here seeking knowledge, things they wouldn't teach me of in college." The Police

George Carlin: Some people are stupid

Monday, May 5, 2008

Flow my tears, the policeman said

Jason Taverner is a Six, the product of top secret government experiments forty years earlier which produced a handful of unnaturally bright and beautiful people. He is also a TV star, the prime-time idol of millions... until, inexplicably, all record of him disappears from the data banks. Now he is a man with no identity, in a police state where everybody's records are monitored. Can he ever be rich and famous again... if, indeed, those memories are not illusions.
Minor spoilers in post here (and major at the image link)

All his identification cards were gone. Cards that made it possible for him to stay alive. Cards that got him through pol and nat barricades without being shot or thrown into a forced-labor camp.
I can't live two hours without my ID, he said to himself. I don't even dare walk out of the lobby of this rundown hotel and onto the public sidewalk. They'll assume I'm a student or teacher escaped from one of the campuses. I'll spend the rest of my life as a slave doing heavy manual labor. I am what they call an unperson.

"You TV celebrities no one's ever heard of sure have quick reactions," she murmured.

(speaking about Proust's Remembrance of Things Past) ..."I never read it," Jason said. "But on my program we did a dramatic rendering of a scence... I don't know which. We got a lot of good mail about it, but we never tried it again. Those out things, you have to be careful and not dole out too much. If you do it kills it dead for everybody, all networks, for the rest of the year."

"I think," Kathy said at last, "that the sevens made the coup not come off."
He thought, Sevens. Never in his life had he heard of sevens. Nothing could have shocked him more. Good, he thought, that I let out that lapsus linguae. I have genuinely learned something, now. At last. In this maze of confusion and the half real.

Also check out this earlier post.

When and how was Ayahuasca discovered by the world outside the Amazon?

By Dennis McKenna (Terence's Brother, check out the book True Hallucinations!)

The earliest Europeans to mention Ayahuasca were Jesuits travelling in the Amazon. One of the earliest such reports of this “diabolical potion,” written in 1737, describes it as: “an intoxicating potion ingested for divinatory and other purposes and called ayahuasca, which deprives one of his senses and, at times, of his life.”

Several early explorers of northwestern South America also referred to ayahuasca, yage and caapi. They all cited a forest liana but offered little detail.

Read on here at ayahuasca.com

An Atheist Goes Undercover to Join the Flock of Mad Pastor John Hagee

By Matt Taibbi, RollingStone.com

Check out this excerpt from Matt Taibbi's new book, The Great Derangement"

Thanks to alternet.org

Jungle Trip Ayahuasca

Jungle Trip Ayahuasca

Therapy? Die Laughing

Therapy? Die Laughing

Gimme something to breathe
Give me a reason to live
Close your eyes and see...
what you have inside

I think I've gone insane
I can't remember my own name
I think I've gone insane

Another dream has gone
And your friends just tell you lies
Then you realize... you gonna die anyway
I think I've gone insane
I can't remember my own name

Lost in a world without reality
I'm frightened to move
I'm frightened to speak
And I would kill for a good nights sleep
I'm feeling
I'm feeling dead

I can't remember

SuperHigh Me Teaser

SuperHigh Me Teaser

I posted this before but now I've seen the docu. Teaser for Doug Benson's documentary SuperHigh Me, a spoof of "Supersize me" and documentary where he quites smoking pot for 30 days, and then starts again for 30 days, wake & bake style from morning to evening. Pretty hilarious and interesting results from tests he takes sober and high! I wish some more stoner fun was put in there though, kinda silly just to show him mostly smoke it. But very much recommended nonetheless.

A hilarious scene that had me and my buddy cracking up: Highlight the next line by selecting it with your mouse, only if you've seen the docu!
Malaria sucks

Daily Dedroidify: Alan Watts about the Kali Yuga

Daily Dedroidify: Alan Watts about the Kali Yuga

According to Hindu scriptures the cycle of creation is divided into four yugas (ages, eras). We call each one a Yuga and name them after the four throws in the Hindu game of dice; Krita, the perfect throw of four; Treta, the slightly imperfect throw of three; Dvapara, the throw of two; and Kali, the worst throw of one.

And so the first period, the Krita Yuga ... the longest period, runs for 1,728,000 years (not to be taken literally), during which the whole world is as perfect as a fresh flower and as unblemished as the skin of a young girl. It's beautiful, everything's right and life is glorious.

The second period, the Treta Yuga ... is a little shorter. It runs for 1,296,000 years, during which a small element of evil and decay comes into life and the tips of the petals are very slightly browned.

The third period is the Dvapara Yuga ... running for 864,000 years. The syllable Dva in Dvapara means two, double or dual, so that in this age, the powers of good and evil are equally balanced.

The fourth period is the shortest running for only 432,000 years in which the power of evil and destruction takes over. An age of spiritual decay, violence and hypocrisy. We're supposed to be living in that now, what's called the Kali Yuga ... the Age of Darkness. The Ancient Greeks knew it as the Iron Age.
At the end, your eternal Self takes the form of Shiva, the Lord of renewal through death; blue bodied and ten armed with a necklace of skulls. But with one hand in the gesture called 'fear not' as a reminder that all this is in illusion and play. And then Shiva dances the Tandala dance, the dance of fire in which the material world is destroyed and the Self returns to the state of Pralaya, of peace, uninvolvement, and pure bliss into a new Satya Yuga ... the Golden Age.

"We are living in a time of disintegration and iconoclasm which the Hindus call Kali Yuga. It hurts and frightens us, but is not essentially evil. It is rather a universal passion in which man cries, 'My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?' But it is the prelude to a Resurrection, because spiritual growth depends upon ceasing to cling to any form of life for security. Forms are not contrary to the Spirit, but it is their nature to die: their transience is their very life, and a permanent form would be a monstrosity- a finite thing aping God."
Alan Watts

10.000 days in the fire is long enough. You're going home.

Alan Watts Streaming Vids

...Krishna had a chosen disciple, called Ontaven. This disciple asked him for some guidance, and Krishna told him: In seven days the city Danvaraguay will be destroyed. The period of the Kali Yuga will begin. In this new era the people will be cowardly and untrustworthy and will be lacking of mutual goodwillingness. They will have weak health, be undermined by disease and will live shortly.
Therefore leave the world behind and retreat in solitude. There You will always think of me, You will give up worldly desires and through attentive meditation You will regulate your souls life. Learn to live by thinking, believe that the unvierse is in me and that it only exists because of me; conquer Maya, the illusion of all apparition; visit the wise. May I be in You and You in me.
One that through wisdom and insightful truth rejects vain deceit, attracts the divine light and makes it shine inside himself. His heart will be as pure as the undulated surface of a clear pond, and it will mirror my image. Renounce the spirit of right of property in passing things completely, this is the first step to completion. Only by renouncing totally the earthly matters can greed, selfishness and other urges be fought.
The soul is the absolute ruler of the senses, and I am the absolute ruler of the soul. The space is bigger than the elements, and I am bigger than the space. The will is bigger than the obstacles, and I am lord over the will. Brahman is bigger than the gods, and I am bigger than Brhaman.
The sun is more radiant than all other heavenly bodies, but I am more radiant and inspiring than the sun. In the words I am the wisdom, in all wishes and commands, I am the one that commands that nothing alive can be be killed; in the alms I am the bread; of the seasons I am the inspiring spring.
The truth, the wisdom, the love, the good, the charity, the prayer, the Vedas, Eternity are my images.

From Eliphas Levi: Elements of Kabbala

Sunday, May 4, 2008

The Fuck It Way

As you prolly have noticed, I had a really busy day today and I'm leaving home again now so very sorry folks, only four posts today...

Fuck it
the ultimate spiritual way

that worked out nice :p

Esoteric Star Wars

Check out Inside the Cosmic Cube's new blog Esoteric Star Wars.
Starts out freaking great!

These R2 posts are awesome:
R2-D2 what are you?
For a mechanic you seem to do an excessive amount of thinking

Can't wait to see more Esoteric Star Wars goodies.

"These aren't the dedroidifiers you're looking for..."

The Science Of Sleep

The Science Of Sleep

Saw this yesterday, bored me scientifically to sleep, lol! But I wasn't watching very attentively either, so that's not really fair and I'm sure some dream fanatics will enjoy it.

Daily Dedroidify: The Secret Doctrine

Daily Dedroidify: The Secret Doctrine the Synthesis of Science, Religion and Philosophy

The Secret Doctrine, the Synthesis of Science, Religion and Philosophy, a book originally published as two volumes in 1888, is Helena Petrova Blavatsky's magnum opus. The first volume is named Cosmogenesis, the second Anthropogenesis. It was an influential example of the revival of interest in esoteric and occult ideas in the modern age, in particular because of its claim to reconcile ancient eastern wisdom with modern science.

Madame Blavatsky claimed that its contents had been revealed to her by Mahatmas who had retained knowledge of mankind's spiritual history, knowledge that it was now possible, in part, to reveal.

The purpose of this book can be formulated as this: That nature is not a coincidental gathering of atoms and to give humanity its rightful place in the plan of the universe; to protect the archaic truths, that form the basis of all religions, from degeneration and to reveal the fundamental unity from which they all evolved; finally, to show the occult side of nature has never been approached by the scientific community of modern civilisation.

The first part of the book explained the origins of the universe itself, in terms derived from the Hindu concept of Yugas, or long passages of time through which the world is supposed to have evolved. Blavatsky attempts to demonstrate that the discoveries of "materialist" science had been anticipated in the writings of ancient sages, and that materialism would soon be proven wrong.

The second half of the book describes the origins of humanity through an account of "Root Races" dating back millions of years. The first root race was according to her "ethereal", the second root race lived in Hyperborea. The third root race lived according to her in Lemuria and the fourth root race in Atlantis.

The present fifth root race, the so-called Aryans, is approximately one million years old. It overlapped the fourth root race and the very first beginnings of the fifth root race were approximately in the middle of the fourth root race.

"The Secret Doctrine is one of the most remarkable books in the world... Behind her (Helena Petrova Blavatsky) stood the real teachers,
the guardians of the Secret Wisdom of the ages, who taught her all the occult lore which she transmitted in her writings."
Max Heindel

"It is, then, by those shadows of the hoary Past and their fantastic silhouettes on the external screen of every religion and philosophy, that we can, by checking them as we go along, and comparing them, trace out finally the body that produced them."
Helena Petrova Blavatsky

I know Blavatsky & Theosophy are controversial! So go for it - in the comments.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Get some air :p

Just a heads up that Sunday posts will be around 5 hours later than usual.

Rysa: Enlightenment Game~GoldRing

Rysa: Enlightenment Game~GoldRing

Check out more from Rysa

Klaxons - Atlantis to Interzone

Klaxons - Atlantis to Interzone

If you're into Aleister Crowley, you'll probably love the Klaxons lyrics
Interzone is also a collection of short stories by William S. Burroughs

Good thieves of burning cars encirle poisened rivers minds and hearts
Horses wanna dance but find their wings are damaged, water damaged
Gold is selling now so hurry mighty ocean rising fast
A big man with a plan has got a storm a coming, monster coming

From Atlantis to interzone
You start at the end and you end on your own
From Atlantis to interzone
You start at the end and you end on the throne

With fragments of fiction

Yer dead man half alive who hangs from helping numbers 1,2,5
His ears pricked with a knife hears that the east are coming, west are coming
From gravity's rainbow, the axis here is still unknown
The children's faces glow
The wasteland guides them, wasteland guides them

LA Real Estate Mogul Plans to Light Up Blade Runner-Style Billboards

"Wasn’t Blade Runner supposed to depict a bleak, dystopian future? Someone really should tell Sonny Astani. The 55-year-old real estate mogul is planning to bring 2019 Los Angeles to life in the form of two 14-story animated billboards modeled on Ridley Scott’s opening sequence. “I saw Blade Runner at least five times,” says Astani, whose empire encompasses thousands of Southern California apartment units. “The billboards always struck me."
The full story at grinding.be

Imagine living next to this: The Dexia building in Brussels

Synchromystic Stuff

Check out Aferrismoon's latest synchromystic Lost post and Hidden Agendas' amazing posts: Time keeps on slipping part 1 and part 2

What Lies Beyond Our Own Space-Time Continuum

What Lies Beyond Our Own Space-Time Continuum

Let's go back in time to see the Mystery of Time - Time Lapse & Stop Motion Photography Video.
From the vid info: The ideas of Time & Space are explored. Scientists use a "time microscope" or a camera running at 3000 frames per second to help explain time. This film is worth it just for the fact that they film drops of milk splashing in slow motion and put dramatic music over it. 27 Minutes. Gives a glimpse of what lies beyond our own space-time continuum. The elemental concepts of the theory of relativity are demonstrated. A science film about time and space. The marvels of science provide the visible evidence of a Divine plan of creation. Production Company: Moody Institute of Science. Creative Commons license: Public Domain

Robert Monroe OBE Quotes

There are many other consciousness growth centers throughout what you know as the physical universe.

Emotion is what makes the game seem so wild, but it is the game, the one game in which all other games are played. The others feed score to the big game in the form of emotional energy. The big game is to control and develop this emotional energy to its most effective condition, which is vaguely set by humans as love, until we graduate. The more we score, the more fun it becomes.

The paradox attached to such vital energy, emotion as you call it, is the opportunity for growth it provides and the simultaneous possibility of stasis and retrogression. Control and direction thereof thus becomes a prime purpose in the evolving human experience. Understanding and comprehension is the resultant and flows without effort. At no point is the goal to repress or suppress such energy. Instead, it is enhanced when directed and focused into the channels for which it was originally designed.

The major reasons (or only) for attending the human experience school are first, to learn to translate the original Prime Energy ("Super Love") into discernible form and second, to become a first-order generator of the original Prime Energy.

The depth of learning is in direct relation to the intensity of the experience.

Emotion is the key to and the driving force underlying every thought and action in human existence.

Remember that your ultimate goal is not physical survival.

It's a predator world by design--and it's a superb teaching machine.

Exercise your Human Mind as full as possible, knowing it is only an exercise.

The next outward layer is what we think others think of us. Attempting to keep up, or leading a totally reactive existence--which is what many people do--can if you allow this lifestyle to take over, lead to a veritable hell on earth.

The only way you can obtain [love] is through shared life experience, and even then there is no guarantee. The deeper, more intense the shared experience, the less time it takes.

Enjoy your life in the System, maximize your highs and lows--but don't become addicted.

[Advanced souls] know that they cannot change the system and they don't wish to. They are content to enjoy themselves in the Earth Life System and the only influence they exert is to maximize their experience.

Relax, breathe evenly…the beginning of differential phasing…the fading of physical input as phase separation deepens and nonphysical sensory mechanisms begin to take over…this is much the same as going to sleep but without the loss of consciousness.

Daily Dedroidify: The Earth does not belong to man, man belongs to the Earth.

Daily Dedroidify: The Earth does not belong to man, man belongs to the Earth.

Chief Seattle's reply to the US Government (1852). Chief Seattle was one of the last spokesmen of the Paleolithic moral order. Around 1852 the United States Government inquired about buying the tribal lands for the arriving people of the United States and Chief Seattle wrote a marvelous letter in reply. (Joseph Campbell, 'The Power of Myth') This letter embodies the kind of moral ethic which I think we have lost, believing its archaic, but is most definitely the solution to all the problems we are creating for ourselves:

"The president in Washington sends word that he wishes to buy our land, but how can you buy or sell the sky, the land... the idea is strange to us...

Every part of this earth is sacred to my people. Every shining pine needle, every sandy shore, every mist in the dark woods, every meadow, every humming insect. All are holy in the memory and experience of my people. We know the sap which courses through the trees as we know the blood that courses through our veins. We are part of the earth and it is part of us. The perfumed flowers are our sisters. The bear, the deer, the great eagle, these are our brothers. The rocky crests, the juices in the meadow, the body heat of the pony, and man, all belong to the same family.

The shining water that moves in the strams and rivers is not just water, but the blood of our anccestors. If we sell you our land, you must remember that it is sacred. Each ghostly reflection in the clear waters of the lakes tells of events and mormories in the life of my people. The water's murmur is the voice of my father's father. The rivers are our brothers. They quench our thirst. They carry our canoes and feed our children. So you must give to the rivers the kindness you would give any brother.

If we sell you our land, remember that the air is precious to us, that the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports. The wind that gave our grandfather his first breath also receives his last sigh. The wind also gives our children the spirit of life. So if we sell you our land, you must keep it apart and sacred, as a place where man can go to taste the wind that is sweetened by the meadow flowers. Will you teach your children what we have taught our children? That the earth is our mother? What befalls the earth befalls all the sons of the earth/

This we know: the earth does not belong to man, man belongs to the earth. All things are connected like the blood that unites us all. Man did not weave the web of life, he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does it to himself. One thing we know: our god is also your god. The earth is precious to him and to harm the earth is to heap contempt on its creator.

Your destiny is a mystery to us. What will happen when the buffalo are all slaughtered? The wild horses tamed? What will happen when the secret corners of the forest are heavy with the scent of many men and the view of the ripe hills is blotted by talking wires? Where will the thicket be? Gone! Where will the eagle be? Gone! And what is it to say goodbye to the swift pony and the hunt? The end of living and the beginning of survival. When the last Red Man has vanished with this wilderness and his memory is only the shadow of a cloud moving across the prairie, will these shores and forests still be here? Will there be any of the spirit of my people left?

We love this eath as a newborn loves its mother's heartbeat. So, if we sell you our land, love it as we have loved it. Care for it as we have cared for it. Hold in your mind the memory of the land as it is when you receive it. Preserve the land for all children and love it, as God loves us all. As we are part of the land, you too are part of the land. This earth is precious to us. It is also precious to you. One thing we know: there is only one God. No man, be he Red Man or White Man, can be apart. We are brothers after all."

More reading!
Man belongs to the Earth 2
Excerpt from The Illuminatus! Trilogy: 1 The Eye in the Pyramid
by Robert Shea & Robert Anton Wilson

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.


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

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.


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

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.

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.

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.

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.)

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.

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.

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)

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

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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.



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.