Tuesday, May 20, 2008

2012: Consciousness is the key, a hip hop video


2012: Consciousness is the key, a hip hop video (Naada, Propaganda Anonymous, 2HL, and iLL SpoKKinN)

Thanks Technoccult!

K2 and the 2012 Maya Mega Ritual

Check out K2 and the 2012 Maya Mega Ritual, another super synchromystic post by Jake Kotze. That 11:11 t-shirt is pretty cool! Also thanks to Jake I finally know where it's from! :p (See the post!)

Bill Maher about the french phobia


Bill Maher about the french phobia

Pretty hilarious, though France isn't the utopia Bill makes it to be, I mean Sarkozy pretty much nullifies a lot of statements lol.

Six Ways to Start Thinking More Rationally

More of an intuition guy myself ;) but hey, very decent advice.

8 Child Prodigies So Amazing They'll Ruin Your Day

Dumbass title. HP Lovecraft ftw. ROFL at Picasso.

Daily Dedroidify: Master Key excerpt by Charles Haanel

The Master Key, by Charles Haanel

There is a principle of mathematics, but none of error; there is a principle of health, but none of disease; there is a principle of truth, but none of dishonesty; there is a principle of light, but none of darkness, and there is a principle of abundance, but none of poverty.

How shall we know that this is true?
Because if we apply the principle of mathematics correctly we shall be certain of our results. Where there is health there will be no disease. If we know the truth we cannot be deceived by error. If we let in light there can be no darkness, and where there is abundance there can be no poverty.

When the power's out in the heart of man
take it from your heart
put it in your hand!
Arcade Fire - Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)

Monday, May 19, 2008

Alan Watts: Meaningless Life


Alan Watts: Meaningless Life

Douglas Rushkoff & The Merchants of Cool

You can watch it here on the PBS website
 
They spend their days sifting through reams of market research data. They conduct endless surveys and focus groups. They comb the streets, the schools, and the malls, hot on the trail of the "next big thing" that will snare the attention of their prey--a market segment worth an estimated $150 billion a year.

They are the merchants of cool: creators and sellers of popular culture who have made teenagers the hottest consumer demographic in America. But are they simply reflecting teen desires or have they begun to manufacture those desires in a bid to secure this lucrative market? And have they gone too far in their attempts to reach the hearts--and wallets--of America's youth?

FRONTLINE correspondent Douglas Rushkoff examines the tactics, techniques, and cultural ramifications of these marketing moguls in "The Merchants of Cool." Produced by Barak Goodman and Rachel Dretzin, the program talks with top marketers, media executives and cultural/media critics, and explores the symbiotic relationship between the media and today's teens, as each looks to the other for their identity.

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Quotes

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (July 1 (June 21 Old Style) 1646 – November 14, 1716) was a German polymath who wrote primarily in Latin and French.

He occupies an equally grand place in both the history of philosophy and the history of mathematics. He invented calculus independently of Newton, and his notation is the one in general use since. He also discovered the binary system, foundation of virtually all modern computer architectures. In philosophy, he is most remembered for optimism, i.e. his conclusion that our universe is, in a restricted sense, the best possible one God could have made. He was, along with René Descartes and Baruch Spinoza, one of the three great 17th century rationalists, but his philosophy also looks back to the Scholastic tradition and anticipates modern logic and analysis. Leibniz also made major contributions to physics and technology, and anticipated notions that surfaced much later in biology, medicine, geology, probability theory, psychology, linguistics, and information science. He also wrote on politics, law, ethics, theology, history, and philology, even occasional verse. His contributions to this vast array of subjects are scattered in journals and in tens of thousands of letters and unpublished manuscripts. I highly recommend the Monadology, which influenced Terence McKenna's writings.

Everything that is possible demands to exist.

And as every present state of a simple substance is naturally a consequence of its preceding state, so its present is pregnant with its future.

Thus it may be said that not only the soul, the mirror of an indestructible universe, is indestructible, but also the animal itself, though its mechanism may often perish in part and take off or put on an organic slough.

The soul is the mirror of an indestructible universe.

To love is to place our happiness in the happiness of another.

This miracle of analysis, this marvel of the world of ideas, an almost amphibian object between Being and Non-being that we call the imaginary number.

Although the whole of this life were said to be nothing but a dream and the physical world nothing but a phantasm, I should call this dream or phantasm real enough, if, using reason well, we were never deceived by it.

Every substance is as a world apart, independent of everything else except God.

I am convinced that the unwritten knowledge scattered among men of different callings surpasses in quantity and in importance anything we find in books, and that the greater part of our wealth has yet to be recorded.

There are two famous labyrinths where our reason very often goes astray. One concerns the great question of the free and the necessary, above all in the production and the origin of Evil. The other consists in the discussion of continuity, and of the indivisibles which appear to be the elements thereof, and where the consideration of the infinite must enter in.

Music is a hidden arithmetic exercise of the soul, which does not know that it is counting.

I have said more than once, that I hold space to be something purely relative, as time; an order of coexistences, as time is an order of successions.

If there were no best among all possible worlds, God would not have created one.

I do not believe that a world without evil, preferable in order to ours, is possible; otherwise it would have been preferred. It is necessary to believe that the mixture of evil has produced the greatest possible good: otherwise the evil would not have been permitted.

it must be confessed that perception and that which depends upon it are inexplicable on mechanical grounds, that is to say, by means of figures and motions. And supposing there were a machine, so constructed as to think, feel, and have perception, it might be conceived as increased in size, while keeping the same proportions, so that one might go into it as into a mill. That being so, we should, on examining its interior, find only parts which work one upon another, and never anything by which to explain a perception. Thus it is in a simple substance, and not in a compound or in a machine, that perception must be sought for.

Leibniz Translations

Chaos Magick

Chaos magick is a form of magic which was first formulated in West Yorkshire, England, in the 1970s. Through a variety of techniques often reminiscent of Western ceremonial magic or neoshamanism, many practitioners believe they can change both their subjective experience and objective reality, though some chaos magicians dispute that magic occurs through paranormal means.

Although there are a few techniques unique to chaos magic (such as some forms of sigil magic), chaos magic is often highly individualistic and borrows liberally from other belief systems. In this way, some chaos magicians consider their practice to be a form of paradigm piracy. Some common sources of inspiration include such diverse areas as science fiction, scientific theories, ceremonial magic, shamanism, Eastern philosophy, world religions, and individual experimentation. Despite tremendous individual variation, chaos magicians often work with chaotic and humorous paradigms, such as the worship of Hundun from Taoism or Eris from Discordianism.

Notable Chaos Magicians are Phil Hine, Peter Carroll, Ray Sherwin, Grant Morrison, etc.

Sacred Texts - Chaoism.net - Open Dir

Faithless: I want more


Faithless: I want more

More oneness, less categories.
Open hearts, no strategies.
Decisions based upon faith and not fear.
People who live right now and right here.
I want the wisdom that wise men revere.
I want more!

Daily Dedroidify: God is dead... the Overman emerges

Daily Dedroidify: Overman

Have you not heard of that madman who lit a lantern in the bright morning hours, ran to the market-place, and cried incessantly: "I am looking for God! I am looking for God!" As many of those who did not believe in God were standing together there, he excited considerable laughter. Have you lost him, then? said one. Did he lose his way like a child? said another. Or is he hiding? Is he afraid of us? Has he gone on a voyage? or emigrated? Thus they shouted and laughed. The madman sprang into their midst and pierced them with his glances.

"Where has God gone?" he cried. "I shall tell you. We have killed him - you and I. We are his murderers. But how have we done this? How were we able to drink up the sea? Who gave us the sponge to wipe away the entire horizon? What did we do when we unchained the earth from its sun? Whither is it moving now? Whither are we moving now? Away from all suns? Are we not perpetually falling? Backward, sideward, forward, in all directions? Is there any up or down left? Are we not straying as through an infinite nothing? Do we not feel the breath of empty space? Has it not become colder? Is it not more and more night coming on all the time? Must not lanterns be lit in the morning? Do we not hear anything yet of the noise of the gravediggers who are burying God? Do we not smell anything yet of God's decomposition? Gods too decompose. God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him. How shall we, murderers of all murderers, console ourselves? That which was the holiest and mightiest of all that the world has yet possessed has bled to death under our knives. Who will wipe this blood off us? With what water could we purify ourselves? What festivals of atonement, what sacred games shall we need to invent? Is not the greatness of this deed too great for us? Must we not ourselves become gods simply to be worthy of it? There has never been a greater deed; and whosoever shall be born after us - for the sake of this deed he shall be part of a higher history than all history hitherto."

Here the madman fell silent and again regarded his listeners; and they too were silent and stared at him in astonishment. At last he threw his lantern to the ground, and it broke and went out. "I have come too early," he said then; "my time has not come yet. The tremendous event is still on its way, still travelling - it has not yet reached the ears of men. Lightning and thunder require time, the light of the stars requires time, deeds require time even after they are done, before they can be seen and heard. This deed is still more distant from them than the distant stars - and yet they have done it themselves."

It has been further related that on that same day the madman entered divers churches and there sang a requiem. Led out and quietened, he is said to have retorted each time: "what are these churches now if they are not the tombs and sepulchres of God?"

The Overman (Übermensch, Super-Human) emerges:
"I teach you the overman. Man is something that shall be overcome. What have you done to overcome him? All beings so far have created something beyond themselves; and do you want to be the ebb of this great flood and even go back to the beasts rather than overcome man? What is the ape to man? A laughingstock or a painful embarrassment. And man shall be just that for the overman: a laughingstock or a painful embarrassment..."

by Friedrich Nietzsche:
Thus spoke Zarathustra - Beyond Good & Evil - The Anti-Christ

"The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will often be lonely, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself."

"Alas, I can see that you do not know what it means to be alone. Wherever there have been powerful societies, governments, religions, or public opinions - in short, wherever there was any kind of tyranny, it has hated the lonely philosopher; for philosophy opens up a refuge for man where no tyranny can reach: the cave of inwardness, the labyrinth of the breast; and that annoys all tyrants."

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Ken Wilber Quotes

Ken Wilber (b. January 31, 1949, Oklahoma City, U.S.), is an American author who writes on psychology, philosophy, mysticism, ecology, and spiritual evolution. His work formulates what he calls an "integral theory of consciousness." He is a leading proponent of the integral movement and founded the Integral Institute in 1998. While Wilber has practiced Buddhist meditation methods and the teachings of Madhyamika Buddhism, those teachings articulated in the philosophy of Nagarjuna particularly underpin his work, Wilber does not self-identify as a Buddhist.

"The integral approach is committed to the full spectrum of consciousness as it manifests in all its extraordinary diversity. This allows the integral approach to recognize and honor the Great Holarchy of Being first elucidated by the perennial philosophy and the great wisdom traditions in general... The integral vision embodies an attempt to take the best of both worlds, ancient and modern. But that demands a critical stance willing to reject unflinchingly the worst of both as well."

"In fact, at this point in history, the most radical, pervasive, and earth-shaking transformation would occur simply if everybody truly evolved to a mature, rational, and responsible ego, capable of freely participating in the open exchange of mutual self-esteem. There is the 'edge of history.' There would be a real New Age."

"In other words, the real problem is not exterior. The real problem is interior. The real problem is how to get people to internally transform, from egocentric to sociocentric to worldcentric consciousness, which is the only stance that can grasp the global dimensions of the problem in the first place, and thus the only stance that can freely, even eagerly, embrace global solutions."

"Global consciousness is not an objective belief that can be taught to anybody and everybody, but a subjective transformation in the interior structures that can hold belief in the first place, which itself is the product of a long line of inner consciousness development."

"The more we emphasize teaching a merely Right-Hand map of systems theory or a Gaia Web of Life, instead of equally emphasizing the importance of interior development from egocentric to sociocentric to worldcentric, then the more we are contributing to Gaia's demise."

"Saving the biosphere depends first and foremost on human beings reaching mutual understanding and unforced agreement as to common ends. And that intersubjective accord occurs only in the noosphere. Anything short of that noospheric accord will continue to destroy the biosphere."

"In other words, all of my books are lies. They are simply maps of a territory, shadows of a reality, gray symbols dragging their bellies across the dead page, suffocated signs full of muffled sound and faded glory, signifying absolutely nothing. And it is the nothing, the Mystery, the Emptiness alone that needs to be realized: not known but felt, not thought but breathed, not an object but an atmosphere, not a lesson but a life."

"We move from part to whole and back again, and in that dance of comprehension, in that amazing circle of understanding, we come alive to meaning, to value, and to vision: the very circle of understanding guides our way, weaving together the pieces, healing the fractures, mending the torn and tortured fragments, lighting the way ahead - this extraordinary movement from part to whole and back again, with healing the hallmark of each and every step, and grace the tender reward."

"There is arguably no more important and pressing topic than the relation of science and religion in the modern world. Science is clearly one of the most profound methods that humans have yet devised for discovering truth, while religion remains the single greatest force for generating meaning. Truth and meaning, science and religion; but we still cannot figure out how to get the two of them together in a fashion that both find acceptable."

"The Realization of the Nondual traditions is uncompromising: There is only Spirit, there is only God, there is only Emptiness in all its radiant wonder. All the good and all the evil, the very best and the very worst, the upright and the degenerate— each and all are radically perfect manifestations of Spirit precisely as they are. There is nothing but God, nothing but the Goddess, nothing but Spirit in all directions, and not a grain of sand, not a speck of dust, is more or less Spirit than any other."

"Prana is implicate to matter but explicate to mind; mind is implicate to prana but explicate to soul; soul is implicate to mind but explicate to spirit; and the spirit is the source and suchness of the entire sequence."

"The single greatest world transformation would simply be the embrace of global reasonableness and pluralistic tolerance - the global embrace of egoic-rationality (on the way to centauric vision-logic)."

"Gaia's main problems are not industrialization, ozone depletion, overpopulation, or resource depletion. Gaia's main problem is the lack of mutual understanding and mutual agreement in the noosphere about how to proceed with those problems. We cannot rein in industry if we cannot reach mutual understanding and mutual agreement based on a worldcentric moral perspective concerning the global commons. And we reach the worldcentric moral perspective through a difficult and laborious process of interior growth and transcendence."

"There is intersubjectivity woven into the very fabric of the Kosmos at all levels."

more Ken Wilber quotes

Think for Yourself; Question Authority

Think for Yourself;
Question Authority

The development of Timothy Leary's theories and his impact on the psychedelic-cybernetic counterculture.

Read it here.

Three Lectures on Alchemy

In a lecture that Terence McKenna gave at Wetlands Preserve in 1998, he said that he was "very grateful to the people who type up my talks and then post them at their websites." In that spirit, we are presenting a few of his talks on alchemy transcribed from the raw notes of those who attended them.

"Gnosticism is the idea that somehow the pure, holy, real light of being was scattered through a universe of darkness and of Saturnine power and that the goal is that by a process which we can call yogic or alchemical or meditative or moral/ethical, the light must be gathered and concentrated in the body and then somehow released and redeemed. All esoteric traditions, East and West, talk about the creation of this body of light and we will not, in this weekend, talk very much about alchemy, non-western alchemy, Taoist and Vedic alchemy, but in those systems too the notion is about the creation of this vehicle of light. This is one metaphor for the externalization of the soul."

"Imagination. I think this is the first time I've used this word this evening. The imagination is central to the alchemical opus because it is literally a process that goes on the realm of the imagination taken to be a physical dimension. And I think that we cannot understand the history that lies ahead of us unless we think in terms of a journey into the imagination. We have exhausted the world of three dimensional space. We are polluting it. We are overpopulating it. We are using it up. Somehow the redemption of the human enterprise lies in the dimension of the imagination. And to do that we have to transcend the categories that we inherit from a thousand years of science and Christianity and rationalism and we have to re-empower and re-encounter the mind and we can do this psychedelically, we can do this yogically, or we can do it alchemically and hermetically."

Sacred Sites

Sacred Sites: Places of Peace and Power

Alex Grey Explains a Mystical Experience


Alex Grey Explains a Mystical Experience

McCain, NeoCons, the Israel Lobby Ron Paul Weekly Standard


McCain, NeoCons, the Israel Lobby Ron Paul Weekly Standard

Ron Paul on Neo-Cons

Evil Disney?

Some interesting things you might not know about Disney here.

Horton hears a Who?


Meet Katie

Horton hears a Who is some great entrainment, but pretty much sucks in the entertainment section. The first half hour was a wreck, the rest not much better and none of the voice actors involved could make it really funny. It feels very rushed too. Though here we have a cgi movie telling kids that just because we can't see, hear or feel something, that doesn't mean it doesn't exist! That there could be an infinite number of worlds out there, and that an elephant in the sky who remembers everything is coming to save them from something they didn't even know was coming! Hmmm. Here are some interesting and some funny lines:

Horton: There. Whoever you are, all your troubles are over. I'll-I'll put you down safe on this comfortable clover. (another interdimensional Cloverfield - maybe related to cloverleaf interchanges, the luck aspect or whatever else)

Horton: Even though you can't hear or see them at all. A person is a person, that is my code.

Narrator, Horton, Dr. Hoovey: A person's a person, no matter how small.

Horton: This entire jungle is a house of death!

Horton: C'mon guys, we're all mammals! (To the monkeys attacking him with bananas)

Horton: We must become invisible, travel silently, for there are forces that would seek to destroy us.

Morton: Dude, you are a warrior poet.

The Mayor of Who-ville: [after being told no one believes him] Horton believes me.

The Mayor of Who-ville: Dr Larue, if our world was say a tiny speck. How would we know?
Dr. Larue: Well we would have unexplicable tremors, tramatic changes in the weather, and if we didn't achieve stability our world is headed for disaster.
*lightbalb pops* Mayor: Oh we're doomed.

Sour Kangaroo: If you can't see, hear or feel something it doesn't exist. And believing in "tiny imaginary people" is just not something we do — or tolerate around here.

Sour Kangaroo: That Horton is a menace. He has the kids using their imagination. It's sick.

Sour Kangaroo: What is happening to the Jungle of Nool?! There once was a time when people were people and specks were specks. Well, I say if you can't see it, hear it, or feel it, it DOESN'T EXIST!! Our way of life is under attack! And who's leading that attack? Horton! Are we going to let troublemakers like Horton poison the minds of our children?! If Horton tells the children about worlds beyond the jungle, he makes them question authority! Which leads to defiance, Which leads to anarchy!! Are we going to let him get away with this?!

Rudy: Mom, Mom! Please, you are so weird, don't do this to me.

Wickersham brothers: He's going to be roped; he's going to be caged. Horton the elephant's going to be caged!

Heather: We've all got our own clovers with worlds on them!

Katie: In my world everyone is a pony, and they all eat rainbows, and poop butterflies.

Daily Dedroidify: Vedic Boom

Daily Dedroidify: Vedic Boom

The Vedas collectively refers to a collection of ancient Indo Aryan religious literature that are considered by adherents of Hinduism to be revealed knowledge. Many Hindus believe the Vedas existed since the beginning of creation. The oldest text found, the RigVeda is now dated to around 1,500 BC, but most Indologists agree that a long oral tradition possibly existed before it was written down.

Robert Oppenheimer quoted the Bhagavad Gita of the Vedas after the world's first atomic bomb test. But was it really the first? Let's remind ourselves of what we have done to each other in our own past as described in the Vedas and hope it doesn't happen again:

"The valiant Adwatthaman, then staying resolutely on his vimana (flying machine!) touched water and invoked the Agneya weapon, incapable of being resisted by the very Gods. Aiming at all his visible and invisible foes, the preceptor's son, that Slayer of hostile heroes, inspired with mantras a blazing shaft of the effulgence of a smokeless fire and let it off on all sides, filled with rage. Dense showers of arrows then issued from it in the welkin. Endued with fiery flames those arrows encompassed Parthie on all sides. Meteors flashed down from the firmament. A thick gloom suddenly shrouded the (Pandava) host. All points of the compass also were enveloped by that darkness... Inauspicious winds began to blow. The Sun himself no longer gave any heat... The very elements seemed to be perturbed... The Universe scorched with heats seemed to be in a fever. The elephants and other creatures of the land scorched by the energy of that weapon, ran in fright, breathing heavily and desirous of protection against that terrible force. The very water being heated, the creatures residing in that element, O Bharata, became exceedingly uneasy and seemed to burn...

Huge elephants burnt by that weapon, fell down on the Earth all around, uttering fierce cries loud as those of the clouds. Other huge elephants, scorched by that fire, ran hither and thither, roared aloud in fear, as if in the midst of a forest conflagration. The steeds, O King, and the cars also burnt by that weapon looked, O Sire, like the tops of trees burnt in a forest fire."
From page 677 of the transcription of the ancient Drona Parva text

Vedic literature - especially the Bhagavad-gita - was studied and praised by personalities like Einstein, Schopenhauer, Kant, Hegel, Emerson, Thoreau, Schweizer,... and many other scientists and scholars.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Arthur C. Clarke: Fractals The Colors of Infinity


Arthur C. Clarke: Fractals The Colors of Infinity

Some Classic (E-)Books

Abbie Hoffman: Steal this Book
Alan Watts: The Book on the Taboo against knowing who you are
Aleister Crowley: Magick in Theory and Practice
Aleister Crowley: Magick without Tears
Allen Ginsberg: Howl
Fourth Way Ebooks
Friedrich Nietzsche: The Antichrist
Friedrich Nietzsche: Thus spake Zarathustra
Ignatius Donnelly: Ragnarok
George Orwell: 1984
Goth Classics
Henry David Thoreau: Walden
Homer: The Iliad
Homer: The Odyssey
H.P. Blavatsky: The Secret Doctrine
H.P. Lovecraft's complete works
John C. Lilly: Programming and Metaprogramming in the Human Biocomputer
Lewis Carroll: Alice in Wonderland
Lewis Carroll: Through the Looking Glass
Manly P. Hall: Secret Teachings of all Ages
Marcus Aurelius: The Meditations
Max Heindel: The Rosicrucian Cosmo-Conception
Norse Poetic Edda
Philosophy Greats
Plato's Complete Works
R. Buckminster Fuller: Synergetics
Rig Veda
Sacred Texts

More online books and more and more and more

His-Story


His-Story

Fischerspooner: We Need a War


Fischerspooner: We Need a War

Michael Tsarion: The Stargate

Daily Dedroidify: 10.000 Days


Tool 10.000 Days

We listen to the tales and romanticize,
How we follow the path of the hero

Boast about the day when the rivers overrun,
How we'll rise to the height of our halo.

Listen to the tales as we all rationalize
Our way into the arms of the savior
Fading all the trials and the tribulations,

None of us have actually been there,
Not like you...

The ignorant fibbers in the congregation
Gather around spewing sympathy,
Spare me...

None of them could even hold a candle up to you
Blinded by choices, hypocrites
Won't see

But enough about the collective judas
Who could deny you were the one who illuminated
Your little piece of the divine

This little light of mine it gives your past unto me,
I'll let it shine,
to guide you safely on your way

Your way home...

Ohh, what are they gonna do when the lights go down
Without you to guide them all to Zion?
What are they gonna do when the rivers overrun
Other than tremble incessantly?

High as a wave
But I'll rise on up off the ground.
You are the light and the way
They'll only read about
I only pray heaven knows
When to lift you out

10000 days in the fire is long enough.
You're going home...

You're the only one who can hold your head up high,
Shake your fist at the gates saying,
"I've come home now!"

Fetch me the spirit, the son and the father,
Tell them their pillar of faith has ascended.

It's time now!
My time now!
Give me my
Give me my wings!

Give me my (x5)

Give me my wings

You are the light, the way, that they will only read about

Set as I am in my ways and my arrogance
Burden of proof tossed upon non-believers.
You were my witness, my eyes, my evidence,
Judith Marie, unconditional one.

Daylight dims leaving cool flourescence.
Difficult to see you in this light.
Please forgive this bold suggestion:
Should you see your maker's face tonight
Look him in the eye
Look him in the eye and tell him
I never lived a lie, never took a life,
But surely saved one
Hallejullah,
It's time for you to bring me home.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Slacker

Check out this excellent brainfood movie by Richard Linklater.
I've posted a clip of it before.


Slacker: Work Scene


Slacker: Been on the Moon Since the 50's

Jacque Fresco Utopia

A fan clip with an ironic name, as Fresco states Utopia isn't what it's about (on his own YouTube channel there is a clip called "no utopia), it's about evolving ;)


Jacque Fresco Utopia

Another clip of the excellent documentary Future By Design.
Check out a playlist of Jacque Fresco clips here.

Joseph Campbell Quotes

We have not even to risk the adventure alone, for the heroes of all time have gone before us — the labyrinth is thoroughly known. We have only to follow the thread of the hero path, and where we had thought to find an abomination, we shall find a god; where we had thought to slay another, we shall slay ourselves; where we had thought to travel outward, we shall come to the center of our own existence. And where we had thought to be alone, we shall be with all the world.

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.

Moyers: Do you ever have the sense of... being helped by hidden hands?
Campbell: All the time. It is miraculous. I even have a superstition that has grown on me as a result of invisible hands coming all the time — namely, that if you do follow your bliss you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. When you can see that, you begin to meet people who are in your field of bliss, and they open doors to you. I say, follow your bliss and don't be afraid, and doors will open where you didn't know they were going to be.

Myths are public dreams, dreams are private myths.

The achievement of the hero is one that he is ready for and it's really a manifestation of his character. It's amusing the way in which the landscape and conditions of the environment match the readiness of the hero. The adventure that he is ready for is the one that he gets ... The adventure evoked a quality of his character that he didn't know he possessed.

I think it's important to live life with a knowledge of its mystery, and of your own mystery.

This is the threat to our lives. We all face it. We all operate in our society in relation to a system. Now is the system going to eat you up and relieve you of your humanity or are you going to be able to use the system to human purposes? ... If the person doesn't listen to the demands of his own spiritual and heart life and insists on a certain program, you're going to have a schizophrenic crack-up. The person has put himself off center. He has aligned himself with a programmatic life and it's not the one the body's interested in at all. And the world's full of people who have stopped listening to themselves.

What is finally the best austerity, what is the best discipline? The best discipline is to enjoy your friends. Enjoy your meals. Realize what play is. Participate in the play, in the play of life. This is known as mahasukha, the great delight.

The best advice is to take it all as if it had been of your intention — with that, you evoke the participation of your will.

The future can come from nowhere else but the energies of the psyche.

Our life evokes our character and you find out more about yourself as you go on.

This thing up here, this consciousness, thinks it's running the shop. It's a secondary organ. It's a secondary organ of a total human being, and it must not put itself in control. It must submit and serve the humanity of the body.

Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls.

It's a very interesting shift of perspective and that's all it is. Life throws up around us these temptations, these distractions and the problem is to find the center and you can survive anything. And the myths will help you to do that. And this is the quest for the inner life that will enable you to float down the stream like a human being instead of just some robot in the hands of a political institution. And that's what I'm interested in bringing forward here and I may not be changing the world but I'm changing people, and that's what's necessary, that's what's gotta be done.

Campbell: Eternity isn't some later time. Eternity isn't a long time. Eternity has nothing to do with time. Eternity is that dimension of here and now which thinking and time cuts out. This is it. And if you don't get it here, you won't get it anywhere. And the experience of eternity right here and now is the function of life. There's a wonderful formula that the Buddhists have for the Bodhisattva, the one whose being (sattva) is illumination (bodhi), who realizes his identity with eternity and at the same time his participation in time. And the attitude is not to withdraw from the world when you realize how horrible it is, but to realize that this horror is simply the foreground of a wonder and to come back and participate in it. "All life is sorrowful" is the first Buddhist saying, and it is. It wouldn't be life if there were not temporality involved which is sorrow. Loss, loss, loss.
Moyers: That's a pessimistic note.
Campbell: Well, you have to say yes to it, you have to say it's great this way. It's the way God intended it.

People say that what we're all seeking is a meaning for life. I don't think that's what we're really seeking. I think what we're seeking is an experience of being alive, so that our life experiences on the purely physical plane will have resonance within our own innermost being and reality, so that we actually feel the rapture of being alive. That's what it's all finally about.

Computers are like Old Testament gods; lots of rules and no mercy.

Mythology is often thought of as "other peoples" religions... Religion can be defined as mis-interpreted mythology.

Artists are magical helpers. Evoking symbols and motifs that connect us to our deeper selves, they can help us along the heroic journey of our own lives.

Fitter, Happier (from the Radiohead album, OK Computer)


Fitter, Happier (from the Radiohead album, OK Computer)

Kieran Gray Cosmic Sun


Kierangraymusic.com

Download the atmospheric tunes here

Daily Dedroidify: 2012

Daily Dedroidify: 2012
or How I learned to stop worrying and love the dimensional shift

Don't BELIEVE anything about 2012,
take responsibility for your own spiritual evolution now.


John Major Jenkins on RedIceCreations: Galactic Alignment part 1 & the rest

John Major Jenkins website
John Major Jenkins RedIceCreations link
The How and Why of the Mayan End Date in 2012 AD
on Conscious Media Network about 2012 & the Mayans


Maurice Cotterell and the Sunspot Cycle
Maurice M. Cotterell is an engineer, scientist and author who found a way of calculating the duration of long-term magnetic reversals on the Sun.

(UPDATE: review by John Major Jenkins of this Sunspot work is rather destructive, read Jenkins' Review of 'The Mayan Prophecies by Gilbert & Cotterell' here: "The effort to figure out what the end date is all about is commendable, but new perspectives concerning the astronomy of the Mayan end-date have already been published and point to a different and much more thoroughly tested and documented hypothesis - a hypothesis quite compellingly simple. As outlined earlier, my hypothesis is simply based on the astronomical alignment that occurs on the Long Count end date - the winter solstice of 2012 A.D.")

Using this knowledge he was able to break the codes of ancient sun-worshipping civilisations, In 'The Mayan Prophecies' he revealed how the mysterious beliefs of the ancient Mayas, who believed we are living in the fifth and final age of the Sun, were based on sound scientific principles.

How did a people living more than a thousand years ago in the jungles of Central America come to possess such extraordinary prophetic insights? His research reveals incredible pictorial evidence that proves the man in the tomb at Palenque, Lord Pacal, priest-king leader of the Maya concealed his knowledge in his tomb in an extraordinary way... and shared this knowledge and the higher orders of spirituality with his people, just like Krishna, Buddha, Jesus and others before him. (Another book lists Tutankhamun and Mohammed aswell.)

The tomb contains the Temple of Inscriptions which houses the famous "Lid of Palenque" (Which remains there because it weighs tons). When you look at the lid you just see a big picture. But when you overlay transparent copies at the right angles, more than 100 secret pictures of encoded knowledge appear! (The jade mask of Pacal found in the tomb can also be transformed.) This ancient knowledge is known and thrives today, concealed in sacred geometry, cherished by the Roman Catholic Church and the higher orders of Freemasonry.

What's really amazing though, is that this knowledge is not just encoded in the tomb of Pacal, but also in the Book of Revelation in the Bible, the decoded treasures found in the tomb of Tutankhamun (Which wasn't 'partially robbed and resealed' but the chaos was part of the riddle.), the statue and Tomb of Viracocha in Peru, Stonehenge and the huge Terracotta Warriors tomb of the first Emperor of China (Shi Huang-Di, who was said to be part Dragon. It was also said that his mother was impregnated by a beam of light emanating from the star Alpha Draconis. There are more than 8.000 life-sized soldiers in the tomb!)

The Temple of Pacal includes prophecies and predictions for our time leading to the year 2012. They reveal that the Mayan calendar prophesies the end of our own 'Age of the Jaguar', the fifth and 'final' 'sun' in 2012. (And the start of a new era, a consciousness and dimensional shift.) This, according to Cotterell's sunspot theories will be brought about by a sudden reversal in the earth's magnetic field. Click here for a synposis of the Mayan Prophecies (Co-written with Adrian Gilbert.)






Sound of Creation Awakens You

from the vid info:
The call comes before 2012: The time to awaken is NOW

In 2008 you will be awakened!
In 2009 you will be transformed!
In 2010 you will transcend.
In 2011 you will be enlightened!
In 2012 it will be over!

David Wilcock: The Law of One series and many other sources, including my own, tell us that we DO have to prepare for this event. Though some might groan as if hearing a bad punchline, the secret is that “it’s all about spiritual growth in the end.” In order to “make the Ascension”, we have to achieve an above 50-percent motivation towards “service to others,” or the positive path, as opposed to “service to self,” or the negative path.
Read the entire article here at Divine Cosmos


GV: The 2012 Enigma by David Wilcock

articles
Why our time dimension is about to become space-like
It don't get much weirder than this. The universe is about to lose its dimension of time says a group of theoretical astrobods at the University of Salamanca in Spain. And they got the evidence to prove it.

Time is running out - literally, says scientist
2012: NASA sees start of “new solar cycle”



Terence McKenna: Timewave zero clip (full vid here)

Terence McKenna on 2012 & UFOs - from Under the Teaching Tree:
"The ufo is a mirage, being cast backward into time by the transcendental object at the end of time. (...) It's a compensatory image that haunts time because time is a kind of hologram, time is a fractal and fractal means that the same pattern is embedded again and again in a relationship of self-similarity. So because the transcendental object exists somewhere ahead of us in history there must be necessarily a tiny part of it somewhere nearby. And this is what the ufo is I think, and this is why nobody's ever gonna show you a chunk of it, and they're never gonna put an extraterrestrial on television, because it isn't that kind of a creature, it's a compensatory image from the end of time.
We have been too long under the spell of the idea that only the past creates the present, the present is actually largely created by appetite for the future and this would seem to me a highly improbable idea had I not taken psychedelics and gotten this hyperdimensional view of the system that we're living in and then we can see that yes, history is not a random walk, it's not a series of undirected random fluxuations.
History is a proces of fractal self-complexification that builds on whatever it has achieved, and so upon the complexity of animal organisation is laying the complexity of human language, upon which is layed the complexity of symbolic signification of that language, upon writing is layed technology and so forth and so on, so we are in the sense of giving birth to or creating the object of our theology, which is a kind of god or goddess, and the UFO is simply an indicator that we are so close now to encountering the concrescent transcendental object that is able to haunt the skies of earth and people who live in trailer parks :p"



Daniel Pinchbeck: Postmodern Times Toward 2012

"Clearly, the shift to a higher form of consciousness could not happen passively. The transformation of consciousness requires not only personal work, but direct and surgically precise engagement with ecological, political, psychological, commercial, technological, and spiritual aspects of reality - as Nietzsche noted, the deed creates the doer, "as an afterthought." It is inconceivable that a movement to a state of higher consciousness could take place in a subconscious murk. Such a shift could only take place in one way: in the full light of consciousness. To accomplish this would require the complete engagement of our will and our higher cognitive faculties. We would have to decondition ourselves from negative programming, overcoming distractions and self-justifications and egocentric goals---to "abandon abandonment" and "escape escapism," as I was once told in a dream - in order to act for the greater good. At the moment, it is unclear how much sacrifice will be necessary."
Daniel Pinchbeck: 2012 The Return of Quetzalcoatl




Ian Lungold Secrets of the Mayan Calendar Unveiled (1of3) (the rest)

Based on the work of Carl Johan Calleman


2012 links
2012 Streaming Vids
An Overview of the Mayan Calendar from Dr. Calleman's research
Carl Johan Calleman's Website
The How and Why of the Mayan End Date in 2012 AD by John Major Jenkins
John Major Jenkins interview on Conscious Media Network about 2012 & the Mayans (register)
John Major Jenkins website
Jay Weidner: 2012 The topology of time
Jose Arguelles Planetary Pilgrims
Albert Villoldo The Four Winds.org - MunayKi.org

General 2012 overview you wanna check out:
Terence Mckenna's Novelty Theory (Timewave Zero)
Daniel Pinchbeck and the return of Quetzalcoatl
The Mayan Calender in general & The Hopi prophecies
Maurice Cotterell
John Major Jenkins
Carl Johan Calleman (Ian Lungold lectures)
Jose Arguelles
Albert Villoldo

CIRCLES, CORNERS, GRAVITY FORCES US!
BACK TO WHERE WE STARTED FROM!
Love and weapons, kill much the same way!
With shaking hands we start again!
boy sets fire - falling out theme

us kids know, where we go

Arcade Fire: No Cars Go



Angels & Airwaves - A little's Enough

The children ran to see
The parents stood in disbelief
And those who knew braced for the ride
The earth itself then came alive to say...

More at the 2012 page.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Ray Bradbury Quotes (Fahrenheit 451 author)

You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.

People ask me to predict the future, when all I want to do is prevent it. Better yet, build it. Predicting the future is much too easy, anyway. You look at the people around you, the street you stand on, the visible air you breathe, and predict more of the same. To hell with more. I want better.

Is it because we're having so much fun at home we've forgotten the world? Is it because we're so rich and the rest of the world's so poor and we just don't care if they are? I've heard rumors; the world is starving, but we're well fed. Is it true, the world works hard and we play? Is that why we're hated so much?

We are the miracle of force and matter making itself over into imagination and will. Incredible. The Life Force experimenting with forms. You for one. Me for another. The Universe has shouted itself alive. We are one of the shouts.

Why would you clone people when you can go to bed with them and make a baby? C'mon, it's stupid.

Anything you dream is fiction, and anything you accomplish is science, the whole history of mankind is nothing but science fiction.

"There is more than one way to burn a book. And the world is full of people running about with lit matches. Every minority, be it Baptist/Unitarian, Irish/Italian/Octogenarian/Zen Buddhist, Zionist/Seventh-day Adventist, Women's Lib/Republican, Mattachine/Four Square Gospel feels it has the will, the right, the duty to douse the kerosene, light the fuse. Every dimwit editor who sees himself as the source of all dreary blanc-mange plain porridge unleavened literature, licks his guillotine and eyes the neck of any author who dares to speak above a whisper or write above a nursery rhyme."

Stuff your eyes with wonder... live as if you'd drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It's more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories.

You feed yourself. Make sure you have all the information, whether it's aesthetic, scientific, mathematical, I don't care what it is. Then you walk away from it and let it ferment. You ignore it and pretend you don't care. Next thing you know, the answer comes.

I know you've heard it a thousand times before. But it's true — hard work pays off. If you want to be good, you have to practice, practice, practice. If you don't love something, then don't do it.

If we listened to our intellect we'd never have a love affair. We'd never have a friendship. We'd never go in business because we'd be cynical: "It's gonna go wrong." Or "She's going to hurt me." Or,"I've had a couple of bad love affairs, so therefore..." Well, that's nonsense. You're going to miss life. You've got to jump off the cliff all the time and build your wings on the way down.

Recreate the world in your own image and make it better for your having been here.

The best scientist is open to experience and begins with romance— the idea that anything is possible.

Don't think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It's self-conscious and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can't try to do things. You simply must do things.

The television, that insidious beast, that Medusa which freezes a billion people to stone every night, staring fixedly, that Siren which called and sang and promised so much and gave, after all, so little.

You have to know how to accept rejection and reject acceptance.

You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.

Fox 5 News Hiding McCain Subliminally in Logo?


Fox 5 News Hiding McCain Subliminally in Logo?

lol
Thanks disinfo.com

Living with Magick Quotes

The first step to expanding your reality is to discard the tendency to exclude things from possibility.
— Meridjet

There are two ways to slide easily through life: to believe everything or to doubt everything. Both ways save us from thinking.
— Alfred Korzybski

If you don’t know where you are going, any path will get you there.
— Lewis Carroll

The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes of mind.
— William James

An optimistic mindset finds dozens of possible solutions for every problem that the pessimist regards as incurable.
— Robert Anton Wilson

Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning, a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.
— Bruce Lee

For one man or one institution to claim that there is only one true way to godhood is an insult to the god they represent, because they have reduced Its omnipotence and omnipresence to the scope of their own minds.
— Gerald del Campo

First there is a mountain. Then there is no mountain. Then there is.
— Zen koan

Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless.
— Jamie Paolinetti

The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain.
— Kahlil Gibran

No matter how painful [an] ordeal may be, it must be treated as an adventure. Keep in mind that, up until this point, every ordeal’s purpose has been to prepare you for the kind of life you are now living. See where current circumstances are leading you, and how they are changing your life, and use this information to find out where you are going. It is an honor to know that you have been worthy of instruction. Remember that you placed yourself where you are now. Remember the ancient dictum: “I will interpret every phenomenon as a particular dealing of God with my Soul.”
— Gerald del Campo

Thanks Living with Magick

The Steps of Freemasonry

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Faith No More - Evidence & Stripsearch


Faith No More - Evidence

The lyrics can be interpreted as the rigidity of some belief systems,
washing away the taste of evidence rejecting information.
(btw, I never post any music vid that isn't consciousness/conspiracy related)

If you want to open the hole
Just put your head down and go
Step beside the piece of the circumstance
Got to wash away the taste of evidence
Wash it away

Evidence

I didn't feel a thing
It didn't mean a thing
Look in the eye and testify:
I didn't feel a thing

Anything you say, we know you're guilty
Hands above your head, you won't even feel me
You won't feel me


Faith No More: Stripsearch

F for Fake is a movie by Orson Welles, a personal essay film about art forger Elmyr d'Hory and the biographer Clifford Irving. A great display of how limited aristotelian logic is and discussed by Robert Anton Wilson in Cosmic Trigger 2. "Critical reaction ranged from praise to confusion and hostility" - If you're confused that means it's working, hehe.

It's over today
The heat is gone
Time is gone
F for fake
I feel no wrong
Hide no wrong
I love this place
The lights
Under this face
So dry

Only way to change
Give yourself away
Don't be ashamed
Next in line
Close one eye
Just walk by

In these days
I'm breathing stone
Crying alone
I'll win this race
I'll leave alone
arrive alone.

Love this place
The lights
Under this face
So dry

Stripped to the bone
I did no wrong
Truth is my name
Give yourself away

F for fake
Give yourself away

Daily Dedroidify: Timothy Leary's message

Daily Dedroidify: Timothy Leary's message

It's my job to corrupt young people with a contagious infectious idea of individual freedom. It's my job to encourage you and to empower you. To think for yourself & Question authority.

One individual, with electrons in his hand, can bring down an empire. If you want to keep things moving, you should free the elements. Some people call that CHAOS!

"Throughout human history, as our species has faced the frightening, terrorizing fact that we do not know who we are, or where we are going in this ocean of chaos, it has been the authorities, the political, the religious, the educational authorities who attempted to comfort us by giving us order, rules, regulations, informing, forming in our minds their view of reality. To think for yourself you must question authority and learn how to put yourself in a state of vulnerable, open-mindedness; chaotic, confused, vulnerability to inform yourself." Timothy Leary



Timothy Leary Streaming Vids
Timothy Leary: How to Operate your Brain
TIMOTHY LEARY'S 8 CIRCUITS OF CONSCIOUSNESS-MODEL

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Speed Reading

from the wiki: Speed reading is a collection of reading methods which attempt to increase rates of reading without greatly reducing comprehension or retention. Such methods include using various psychological techniques such as chunking and eliminating subvocalization. It is important to understand that no absolute distinct "normal" and "speed-reading" types of reading exist in practice, since all readers use some of the techniques used in speed reading (such as identifying words without focusing on each letter, not sounding out all words, not sub-vocalizing some phrases, or spending less time on some phrases than others, and skimming small sections). Speed reading is characterized by an analysis of trade-offs between measures of speed and comprehension, recognizing that different types of reading call for different speed and comprehension rates, and that those rates may be improved with practice. (Abela 2004)

I used a program called EyeQ, you can buy it, or trial download it from certain sites which contain a torrent of information ;p.

I highly recommend it, it only takes around ten minutes a session or something, do that daily for a month and practice while reading online or magazines, etc. I use a system where I group two halfs of a line pretty fast now and don't always verbalize internally and read down an article like that. It's not really necessarry to read letter per letter, you can go full words, groups of words and keep increasing with time.
Whatever techniques you learn, it will greatly reduce time spent reading articles, you can scan for information and you can boggle the minds of people who are reading along sometimes :p. I don't use it always as I like to immerse myself, but you can adjust speed and choose wether or not to verbalize internally obviously. I also don't use it a lot for the same reason when I'm reading books but it's very useful in boring or lesser parts ;). It's just a very useful technology in the information age, another option, an extra application of reading technique.

Loads of Links

Check out my Stumbleupon.com favorites page for a collection of links I thumbed up today, there are just way too much to list here! What a day of great info! You can choose to display the links in a list or in a grid with screenshots at the right hand side under Preferences. Stumbleupon is a great way to share websites and popularize brainfood. There are also RSS feeds available, read up on RSS if you want to get automatic updates of websites to save time in this age of information.

Jung's Understanding of the Meaning of the Shadow

Jung's Understanding of the Meaning of the Shadow by Laurens van der Post.

Not the least of Jung’s services to his time was his demonstration of how the dreaming process in man, far from being archaic and redundant, was more relevant than ever. Thissymbol moving between his dream and daylight self, however, was crucial at this moment.For years Jung had observed a sort of circular movement of awareness, dreams, visions, andnew inner material round an as yet unclefined centre like planets and moons around a sun. Itwas a strange rediscovery of what had once been called the "magic circle."

Read the rest (17 pages) here at Scribd.

Brian Cox: What really goes on at the Large Hadron Collider


Ted Talks Brian Cox: What really goes on at the Large Hadron Collider

http://www.ted.com "Rock star physicist" Brian Cox talks about his work on the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. Discussing the biggest of big science in an engaging, accessible way, Cox brings us along on a tour of the massive complex and describes his part in it -- and the vital role it's going to play in understanding our universe.

Through the Stargate with Scrubs

The latest episode of Scrubs 'My Princess' (full episode here) was just wonderful synchromystic symbolism. A heroes journey, a lesson in synchronicity and 2012 stargate metaphor. The episode has a parallel story, one set in contemporary times in a hospital and one in medieval times. It was directed by Zach Braff who plays JD Dorian - the main character who's an immature doctor (I'm of the forever young class myself and love Zach Braff's character for it) and is an homage to the classic Princess Bride movie (trailer). See the wiki page of the episode here.
Braff describes the episode as both the most epic, and the most expensive episode so far, saying it includes "monsters, potions, evil wizards, giants, hunchbacks, gnomes – like "World of Warcraft", but Scrubs." (speaking of online games, I recently saw the Final Fantasy MMORPG and that was stockfull of stargate symbolism.)



The show begins with a stopping of time (the end of time and the beginning of something else) when a room of doctors and nurses don't react to the Todd's antics and freeze to make him go away - obviously you can't see that very well in a picture but hey ;p there it is. This happens in Sacred Heart hospital, the Sacred Heart is a religious devotion to Jesus' physical heart as the representation of the divine love for humanity.



The 'evil' bureaucratic Dark Lord Oslek(Oz)/Dr. Kelso with the hospital lawyer next to him warns the staff that doctors have to leave after their shift as tired doctors. "Go home to your sad, empty lives." Kelso

Then the main story begins with Princess/Dr. Elliot who can't find the diagnosis of a patient. Fool/Dr JD Dorian runs into her and asks her about when they were trying to kiss each other before (earlier episodes). She just says that he was trying to kiss her.



JD runs off in his 'what the hell' pose to mope to Dr/Knight Cox who doesn't care. In the background two young doctors are playing diagnosis jeopardy and the girl gets it right (Wilson's Disease) and gloats. [Wilson's disease or hepatolenticular degeneration is an autosomal recessive genetic disorder in which copper accumulates in tissues; this manifests itself with neurological symptoms and liver disease.]

Dr/Knight Cox goes home to his son and starts telling him the medieval metaphorical story. (Just as the kid from the Wonder Years gets a story told by his grandfather in the Princess Bride)



The Princess (dr Elliot) and the village idiot or archetypal fool ("does this hat make me look flyeth?") in a masonic jacket, and featuring a two-headed witch (hilarious symbol for a married couple, the nurse and surgeon), begin the adventure.



Princess Elliot throws out a dove for help (cellphone). The fool answers her call. "He was a collossal idiot." The narrator makes clear. The fool also recalls the kiss and asks her what's up, but Elliot turns the conversation to her maiden trapped by a monster (a patient whose diagnosis she can't find, the monster is the unknown). The Fool is the archetypal spirit in search of experience. He represents the mystical cleverness bereft of reason within us, the childlike ability to tune into the inner workings of the world.
I also like to see the fool as the one who realizes his ignorance, the one who sees the illusion of his belief system, his reality tunnel and starts out on a journey of truth and experience. These quotes illustrate how wise men realize their ignorance:
"I know nothing except the fact of my ignorance."
Socrates

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



Elliot asks the two-headed witch "How can we defeat the monster?" and they/it/whatever send her to the potion shop (lab results). JD and Elliot set out on Sasha, a donkey, which represents JD's silly moped in contemporary time. Both are sweet rides to JD. But they run into the 'evil' Dark Lord Oslek(Oz)/Dr. Kelso. This symbolizes they are playing on the 'floor of the king', represented by the checkered masonic jacket JD is wearing.
Kelso can't stand them being in their forbidden forest (space), yet in the hospital, it's a metaphor for another doctor who was working past his shift (time). The lab results aren't back yet, as they're backed up there and their shift is almost over, so these are their first obstacles. But as in any heroes journey, obstacles are meant to be overcome. Obstacles are merely challenges that make the (and everybody's) story interesting and build character, literally and storywise.



Elliot sends out a dove (cellphone call) to Dr/Knight Cox. Who calls both Elliot and JD, 'Princess' :p. The Knight faces the monster, but this heroes journey is their own and the Knight - someone else - cannot solve their problem, it is theirs. "That monster cannot by slayn by sword alone." The sword here, is a symbol for reason. Some problems cannot be solved by reason alone. Dr. Cox tells them to find the Golden Ring, the diagnosis. He adds: "Remember what you heard, when you weren't really listening."

They go further on their journey, the janitor/giant temporarily saves them as a returned favor (which the hero can always collect on his journey) but are still busted (remain aware also when things are going well).

"Remember that there is nothing stable in human affairs; therefore avoid undue elation in prosperity, or undue depression in adversity."
Socrates

The hunchback/lawyer associate of evil Kelso makes clear along the way that while he's a good guy, his allegiance to evil is really "a self-confidence thing."
While captured, Elliot and JD in hard times come together and declare their love.
Kelso tries to suspend them both, but through the magic of language JD and Elliot make clear that they can't make the hospital liable for anything and thus escape by not giving up and knowing how to 'play the game.'

"I have been a believer in the magic of language since, at a very early age, I discovered that some words got me into trouble and others got me out."
Katherine Dunn



After escaping, JD tries to rekindle the earlier rediscovered love, but Elliot wants him to "FOCUS, we have to find the golden ring!" Aha! the power of suggestion. JD recalls dr Cox's words "Remember what you heard, when you weren't really listening." Out of nowhere in the forest come two fairies, which represent his intuition, "I just remembered something, I was barely listening." And he remembers Wilson's Disease from the young doctors. The fairies say "this is for you." The golden ring! Intuition and Synchronicity save the day once again!



The Golden Ring defeats the monster. The truth, the stargate, the solution, synchronicity, being aware within & without - defeats ignorance & obstacles. How can they be sure it's Wilson's Disease, JD knows she'll have copper deposits around her iris. "What does that look like?"



Radiant rings. Another wonderful stargate, through the Looking Glass Eye.
The maiden lived happily ever after. "Is that how it really ended?" Let's just say "that's how I'm telling it." Creating your own reality, making the 2012 stargate real.

Daily Dedroidify: Culture

Daily Dedroidify: Culture (Terence McKenna)

Culture is not your friend, it's an impediment to understanding what's going on. That's why to my mind the word cult and the word culture have a direct relationship to each other. Culture is a cult and if you feel revulsion at the thought of somebody offering to the great carrot, just notice that your own culture is an extremely repressive cult that leads to all kinds of humiliation and degradation, and automatic and unquestioned and unthinking behaviour.

I mean the American family is what keeps American psychotherapy alive and well. This is a cauldron for the production of neurosis.

Part of what psychedelics do, is they decondition you from cultural values. This is what makes it such a political hot potato, since all culture is a kind of congame, the most dangerous candy you can hand out is candy that makes people start questioning the rules of the game.

From the lecture: "Into the Valley of Novelty"


Terence McKenna: Culture is not your Friend


Terence McKenna clip: Culture is your operating system

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

The 'Alien' Self

Here's a great post on crop circles by HPANWO.

Crop Circles to me don't seem to be a part of this reality to convince people of alien life, it seems they are here to make (some) people doubt current beliefs about reality. If this phenomenon were meant to convince people, the symbols would be burned into mountains and market places. Which would probably cause mass hysteria.

It's likely that some readers will feel aversion to crop circle material, because you've probably heard about folks making them themselves (the Plankers), well breathe and check out this excerpt:
"Even the Plankers themselves don't claim that they've made all of them, although they water it down a bit; words to the effect of: "Well, no we don't know who made that one, so there must be circle-making gangs that we're not in touch with." (Matthew Williams- CFZ Weird Weekend 2006) The Plankers are actually every bit as much “New Age” and "freaky" as most of the “croppies”, people like me who study crop circles as a paranormal phenomenon! They regularly report paranormal activity while they're making the circles. They carry out pagan ceremonies at their circlemaking sites too."

Some more alien self brainfood:
* Terence McKenna Live at St. John the Divine's Cathedral, Synod Hall April 25, 1996
Not from the page but my memory:
"People are so alienated from their own soul that when they meet their soul they think it comes from another star system."
Terence McKenna

"I once discussed this with the Mushroom who said, we are disguising this as an alien invasion as to not alarm you to what's really going on." Terence McKenna (paraphrased)

* Guerilla Ontology
"My observation of the Universe convinces me that there are beings of intelligence and power of a far higher quality than anything we can conceive of as human; that they are not necessarily based on the cerebral and nervous structures that we know, and that the one and only chance for mankind to advance as a whole is for individuals to make contact with such beings."
Crowley (1944) Plan 93 from Outer Space by P.R. Koenig

"Fiction, as a vehicle, has often been used by occultists ... Ideas not acceptable to the everyday mind, limited by prejudice and spoiled by a 'bread-winning' education, can be made to slip past the censor, and by means of the novel, the poem, the short story be effectually planted in soil which would otherwise reject or destroy them."
The Magical Revival by Kenneth Grant

* Here are some great UFO quotes that shed light on the deceptive nature
of the "alien" presence:
"But the UFO phenomenon simply does not behave like extraterrestrial visitors. It actually molds itself in order to fit a given culture."
John Ankerberg
See the rest here.