Friday, May 9, 2008
“Never do anything against conscience, even if the state demands it.”
“All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree.”
“Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not any simpler.”
“Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.”
“He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would suffice. ”
“Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism - how passionately I hate them!”
“I am not only a pacifist but a militant pacifist. I am willing to fight for peace. Nothing will end war unless the people themselves refuse to go to war.”
“I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation and is but a reflection of human frailty.”
“It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.”
“It should be possible to explain the laws of physics to a barmaid.”
“Most people say that is it is the intellect which makes a great scientist. They are wrong: it is character.”
“My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.”
“You cannot simultaneously prevent and prepare for war.”
“Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind.”
“The gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.”
“The only source of knowledge is experience.”
“The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives.”
“We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if mankind is to survive.”
“You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.”
“We should take care not to make the intellect our god; it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality.”
System of a Down - War
We will fight the heathens!
We must call upon our bright darkness,
Beliefs, they're the bullets of the wicked!
One was written on the sword,
For you must enter a room to DESTROY IT, DESTROY, DESTROY!
Now international security, the call of the righteous man,
Needs a reason to kill man, history teaches us so,
the reason he must attain must be approved by his God,
His child! Partisan brother of war.
Of war, we don't speak anymore of war...
Cameo by Richard Dawkins at the end.
This live vid begins pretty awesome too with
FREEDOM WILL ONLY BE AVAILABLE THROUGH DEATH!
God wants you to go to war! etc :p
There are people out there who actually take the lyrics literally instead of sarcastically... Ouch. It's like in "I'm not there", create nothing or it will be misinterpreted, I say create anyway.
I liked this comment too.
Another attribute of the mystical experience that lends itself to egotism is the overwhelming sense, feeling, or perception that one is experiencing things in a way that is primal — e.g. more real or truer than how one normally experiences things. The notion one has “seen the truth” is, once again, fertile grounds for egotism.
So the mystical experience — or at least it’s aftertaste — does not come without challenges. It is of course up to the individual how they deal with those challenges.
By Monica Hesse
"How many legs does a dog have, if you call the tail a leg? Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg." Abraham Lincoln
[*Note: Lincoln never said this. He liked a similar, more long-winded anecdote about a cow, but the dog version? Nope. Still, the quote is credited to Abe on some 11,000 different Web pages, including quote resources Brainy Quote and World of Quotes.
Though not technically "true," the quote makes a nice start to this article about truth, being topical and brief, so if we want to go with truth-by-consensus (very popular now), we can go ahead and just say that he said it.
Besides, by the time you finish this article, your brain might have tricked you into thinking that he did say it (more on that later), so let's just go ahead and leave it in. Okay?]
Read on, if you can handle it.
“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.”
“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.”
“There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle; you can live as if everything is a miracle.”
“We can't solve problems by using the same level of thinking we used when we created them.”
“Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.”
“Only a life lived for others is a life worth while.”
“The only real valuable thing is intuition.”
“There comes a time when the mind takes a higher plane of knowledge but can never prove how it got there.”
“Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either.”
“Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.”
“It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.”
“If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?”
“Everything that can be counted does not necessarily count; everything that counts cannot necessarily be counted.”
“Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts.”
“Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.”
“The world is not dangerous because of those who do harm but because of those who look on and do nothing.”
“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.”
“Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.”
“The only reason for time is so that everything doesn't happen at once.”
“I have no particular talent. I am merely inquisitive.”
“It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer .”
“Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.”
“The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.”
Thursday, May 8, 2008
IlluminatiMATRIX - What In The World's Going On?
Maybe first check out this extensive post about Bryan Kemila and IlluminatiMatrix and of course http://illuminatimatrix.wordpress.com itself.
Prepare for strange but fascinating theories on reality, conspiracy, language and symbols. Wether it's truth, confirmation bias or a combination of it, or just wrong, or just another view of reality that we can make possible, or the many other possibilities I still haven't figured out yet. Informed comments are hoped for (after checking out the vid, post & site :p). I e-mailed Bryan Kemila a few times but it didn't make me much wiser about my remaining questions, to be continued!
Here is my recommended vids post which can also be found in the sidebar link section.
Check out the entire article here
And this page about the book
"Like Emily fusselman's rabbit." She glanced up at him. "A woman I knew, married, with three kids; she had two kittens and then she got one of those big gray Belgian rabbits that go lipperty lipperty lipperty on those huge hind legs. For the first month the rabbit was afraid to come out of his cage. It was a he, we think, as best we could tell. Then after a month he would come out of his cage and hop around the living room. After two months he learned to climb the stairs and scratch on Emily's bedroom door to wake her up in the morning. He started playing with the cats, and there the trouble began because he wasn't as smart as a cat."
"Rabbits have smaller brains," Jason said.
Ruth Rae said, "Hard by. Anyhow, he adored the cats and tried to do everything they did. He even learned to use the catbox most of the time. Using tufts of hair he pulled from his chest, he made a nest behind the couch and wanted the kittens to get into it. But they never would. The end of it all - nearly - came when he tried to play Gotcha with a German shepherd that some lady brought over. You see, the rabbit learned to play this game with the cats and with Emily Fusselman and the children where he'd hide behind the couch and then come running out, running very fast in circles, and everyone tried to catch him, but they usually couldn't and then he'd run back to safety behind the couch, where no one was supposed to follow. But the dog didn't know the rules of the game and when the rabbit ran back behind the couch the dog went after him and snapped its jaws around the rabbit's rear end. Emily managed to pry the dog's jaws open and she got the dog outside, but the rabbit was badly hurt. He recovered, but after that he was terrified of dogs and ran away if he saw one even through the window. And the part of him the dog bit, he kept that part hidden behind the draps because he had no hair there and was ashamed. But what was so touching about him was his pushing against the limits of his - what would you say? - physiology? His limitations as a rabbit, trying to become a more evolved life form, like the cats. Wanting all the time to be with them and play with them as an equal. That's all there is to it, really. The kittens wouldn't stay in the nest he built for them, and the dog didn't know the rules and got him. He lived several years. But who would have thought that a rabbit coul ddevelop such a complex personality? And when you were sitting on the couch and he wanted you to get off, so he could lie down, he'd nudge you and then if you didn't move he'd bite you. But look at the aspirations of that rabbit and look at his failing. A little life trying. And all the time it was hopeless. But the rabbit didn't know that. Or maybe he did know and kept trying anyhow. But I thihk he didn't understand. He just wanted to do it so badly. It was his whole life, because he loved the cats."
"I thought you didn't like animals," Jason said.
"Not any more. Not after so many defeats and wipe-outs. Like the rabbit; he eventually, of course, died. Emily Fusselman cried for days. A week. I could see what it had done to her and I didn't want to get involved."
"But stopping loving animals entirely so that you -"
"Their lives are so short. Just so fucking goddamn short. Okay some people lose a creature they love and then go on and transfer that love to another one. But it hurts; it hurts."
"Then why is love so good?" He had brooded about that, in and out of his own relationships, all his long adult life. He broooded about it acutely now. Through what had recently happened to him, up to Emily Fusselman's rabbit. This moment of painfulness. "You love someone and they leave. They come home one day and start packing their things and you say, "What's happening?" and they say, "I got a better offer someplace else," and there they go, out of your life forever, and after that until you're dead you're carrying around this huge hunk of love with no one to give it to. And if you do find someone to give it to, the same thing happens all over. Or you call them up on the phone one day and say, "This is Jason," and they say, "Who?" and then you know you've had it. They don't know who the hell you are. So I guess they never did know; you never had them in the first place."
Ruth said, "Love isn't just wanting another person the way you want to own an object you see in a store. That's just desire. You want to have it around, take it home and set it up somewhere in the apartment like a lamp. Love is" - she paused, reflecting - "like a father saving his children from a burning house, getting them out and dying himself. When you love you cease to live for yourself; you live for another person."
"And that's good?" It did not sound so good to him.
"It overcomes instinct. Instincts push us into fighting for survival. Like the pols ringing all the campuses. Survival of ourselves at the expense of others; each of us claws his way up. I cazn give you a good example. My twenty-first husband, Frank. We were married six months. During that time he stopped loving me and became horribly unhappy. I still loved him; I wanted to remain with him, but it was hurting him. So I let him go. You see? It was better for him, and because I loved him that's what counted. See?"
Jason said, "But why is it good to go against the instinct for self-survival?"
"You don't think I can say."
"No," he said.
"Because the instinct for survival loses in the end. With every living creature, mole, bat, human, frog. Even frogs who play cigars and play chess. You can never accomplish what your survival instinct sets out to do, so ultimately your striving endsin failure and you succumb to death, and that ends it. But if you can love you can fade out and watch -"
"I'm not ready to fade out," Jason said.
"- you can fade out and watch with happiness, and with cool, mellow, alpha, contentment, the highest form of contentment, the living on of one of those you love."
"But they die, too."
"True." Ruth Rae chewed on her lip.
"It's better not to love so that never happens to you. Even a pet, a dog or a cat. As you pointed out - love them and they perish. If the death of a rabbit is bad -" He had, then, a glimpse of horror: the crushed bones and hair of a girl, held and leaking blood, in the jaws of a dimly-seen enemy outlooming any dog.
"But you can grieve," Rush said, anxiously studying his face. "Jason! Grief is the most powerful emotion a man or child or animal can feel. It's a good feeling."
"In what fucking way?" He said harshly.
"Grief causes you to leave yourself. You step outside your narrow little pelt. And you can't feel grief unless you've had love before it - grief is the final outcome of love, because it's love lost. You do understand; I know you do. But you just don't want to think about it. It's the cycle of love completed: to love, to lose, to feel grief, to leave, and then to love again. Jason, grief is awareness that you will have to be alone, and there is nothing beyond that because being alone is the ultimate final destiny of each individual living creature. That's what death is, the great loneliness...
Grief reunites you with what you've lost. Its a merging; you go with the loved thing or person that's going away. In some fashion you split with yourself and accompany it, to go part of the way with it on its journey. You follow it as far as you can go..."
How good really are the police? he asked himself. They managed to get my name wrong; they pulled the wrong file on me. Isn't it possible they'll fuck up all down the line? Maybe. But maybe not.
He had mutually opposing conceptions of the police, too. And could not resolve those either. And so, like a rabbit, like Emily fusselman's rabbit, froze where he was. Hoping as he did so that everyone understood the rules: you do not destroy a creature that does not know what to do.
Also check out this earlier post on the book
You'll never see this on TV: Revolt at European Parliament
This is how easy it is to take over the world.
All you need is many easily seduced cowards coming together.
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
"I declare that The Beatles are mutants. Prototypes of evolutionary agents sent by God, endowed with a mysterious power to create a new human species, a young race of laughing freemen."
"If you want to change the way people respond to you, change the way you respond to people."
"Turn on" meant go within to activate your neural and genetic equipment. Become sensitive to the many and various levels of consciousness and the specific triggers that engage them. Drugs were one way to accomplish this end. "Tune in" meant interact harmoniously with the world around you — externalize, materialize, express your new internal perspectives. Drop out suggested an elective, selective, graceful process of detachment from involuntary or unconscious commitments. "Drop Out" meant self-reliance, a discovery of one's singularity, a commitment to mobility, choice, and change. Unhappily my explanations of this sequence of personal development were often misinterpreted to mean "Get stoned and abandon all constructive activity."
"We are dealing with the best-educated generation in history. They are a hundred times better educated than their grandparents, and ten times more sophisticated. There has never been such an open-minded group. The problem is that no one is giving them anything fresh. They've got a brain dressed up with nowhere to go."
"That’s the left wing of the CIA debating the right wing of the CIA."
Discussing CNN’s Crossfire as quoted in Rolling Stone
"The universe is an intelligence test."
"I am 100 percent in favor of the intelligent use of drugs, and 1,000 percent against the thoughtless use of them, whether caffeine or LSD. And drugs are not central to my life."
"A psychedelic experience is a journey to new realms of consciousness. The scope and content of the experience is limitless, but its characteristic features are the transcendence of verbal concepts, of space-time dimensions, and of the ego or identity. Such experiences of enlarged consciousness can occur in a variety of ways: sensory deprivation, yoga exercises, disciplined meditation, religious or aesthetic ecstasies, or spontaneously. Most recently they have become available to anyone through the ingestion of psychedelic drugs such as LSD, psilocybin, mescaline, DMT, etc. Of course, the drug does not produce the transcendent experience. It merely acts as a chemical key — it opens the mind, frees the nervous system of its ordinary patterns and structures."
"Monotheism is the primitive religion which centers human consciousness on Hive Authority. There is One God and His Name is _______ (substitute Hive-Label). If there is only One God then there is no choice, no option, no selection of reality. There is only Submission or Heresy. The word Islam means "submission". The basic posture of Christianity is kneeling. Thy will be done."
"We saw ourselves as anthropologists from the twenty-first century inhabiting a time module set somewhere in the dark ages of the 1960s. On this space colony we were attempting to create a new paganism and a new dedication to life as art."
"In the information age, you don't teach philosophy as they did after feudalism. You perform it. If Aristotle were alive today he'd have a talk show."
"Civilization is unbearable, but it is less unbearable at the top."
"What I feel or believe or experience is my business, and what I do is all our businesses; and reward or punish me according to whether I play the game well — ethically and rightly — or unethically."
"Individual societies begin in harmonious adaptation to the environment and, like individuals, quickly get trapped into nonadaptive, artificial, repetitive sequences."
"When the individual's behavior and consciousness get hooked to a routine sequence of external actions, he is a dead robot, and it is time for him to die and be reborn. Time to "drop out," "turn on," and "tune in." This period of robotization is called the Kali Yuga, the Age of Strife and Empire..."
"If you are serious about your religion, if you really wist to commit yourself to the spiritual quest, you must learn how to use psychochemicals. Drugs are the religion of the twenty-first century. Pursuing the religious life today without using psychedelic drugs is like studying astronomy with the naked eye because that's how they did it in the first century A.D., and besides telescopes are unnatural."
"My advice to myself and to everyone else, particularly young people, is to turn on, tune in and drop out. By drop out, I mean to detach yourself from involvement in secular, external social games. But the dropping out has to occur internally before it can occur externally. I'm not telling kids just to quit school; I'm not telling people to quit their jobs. That is an inevitable development of the process of turning on and tuning in."
"I've left specific instructions that I do not want to be brought back during a Republican administration."
"Science is all a metaphor."
"The mark of a basic shit is that he can’t mind his own business."
(also attributed to William S. Burroughs)
"Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition."
"At one point consciousness-altering devices like the microscope and telescope were criminalized for exactly the same reasons that psychedelic plants were banned in later years. They allow us to peer into bits and zones of Chaos."
Thanks to Dan for the heads up.
Check out a collaborative work between Stygian Port & Inside the Cosmic Cube on the Fifth Element.
The Blob's Robotut.
The Celtic Rebel's Ha! A Cosmic Joke on us!
Pseudo-Occult Media's The Empire Strikes Barack: Soap You Can Believe In.
And the Secret Sun's Astronaut theology posts one and two.
Richard Alan Miller: Your World and Consciousness
Ex-military intelligence, and highly respected researcher into Earth frequencies and their effects on life, i.e. mind/mood control. He started his professional career as a physicist, biophysicist and instrumentation specialist.
He is an expert in growing and marketing botanicals, metaphysics, parapsychology and alternative agriculture.
A presentation at the Nexus conference in May 2005. About Mind Control, HAARP, consciousness, reality, meditation, physics, belief systems, non-local mind and much, much more.
And here are the slick presidential seven:
#1 (Here's why)
Rudolph W. Giuliani
#2 Mitt Romney
#3 John McCain
#4 Hillary Clinton
#5 Bill Richardson
#6 Fred Thompson
#7 Barack Obama
An elder Native American was teaching his grandchildren about life. He said to them, "A fight is going on inside me... it is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One wolf represents fear, anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.
The other stands for joy, peace, love, hope, sharing, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, friendship, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith."
"This same fight is going on inside you, and inside every other person, too", he added.
The Grandchildren thought about it for a minute and then one child asked his grandfather, "Which wolf will win?"
The old Cherokee simply replied... "The one you feed."
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Refused - New Noise
CAN I SCREAM?!
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)
Read on here.
Every single useful camera supposedly malfunctioned during the 7/7 London (False Flag) Bombings.
"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."
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."
"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."
"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."
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!"
"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."
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
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.
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
Check out this excerpt from Matt Taibbi's new book, The Great Derangement"
Thanks to alternet.org
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 dead
I can't remember
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!
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."
10.000 days in the fire is long enough. You're going home.
Alan Watts Streaming Vids
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
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 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."
"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
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
"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
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
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.
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."
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
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
"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.
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
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.
Smoke from all around!
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.
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"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
"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 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."
"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
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.
"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)
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
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.