Tuesday, April 29, 2008

New Synchromystic PseudOccult Media

Check out Pseudo-Occult Media and welcome Benjamin, the latest Synchromystic blogger to share his wonderful synchs with us. I especially liked the post Ronaldo No. 7 Christ Resonator, it's just amazing how pervasive symbolism is. As a counterpoint to the previous post - Synchromysticism could be interpreted as a form of confirmation bias, obviously! Though it's a positive kind as synchromystics tend to stay openminded wether forces of coincidence, hidden or open agendas, synchronicity, seriality or whatever is responsible. The undeniable thing is that there are connections to be found. I also was impressed by this crazy ad:

Fanta Still add

Cthulhu, the all seeing eye, big brother, totalitarianism... and the illusion that a shitty product can make it all better, wonderful! Shamelessness anyone? :p

Pseudo-Occult Media!

Richard Dawkins - "What if you're wrong?"

Richard Dawkins - "What if you're wrong?"

Great answer by Dawkins, though I'm not a fan and will explain why further in this post.

When you believe anything - you will be wrong sooner or later. The cool and depressing thing about that is that the believer will fool himself in all kinds of ways into validating his belief system despite being wrong anyway. Dogma is not limited to religion, it is a part of any belief system, self-imposed.

Dawkins is an atheist; a freethinker, secular humanist, sceptic and a scientific rationalist.

Let's see how openminded sombunall (some but not all) of those labels are:

* Atheism, as an explicit position, either affirms the nonexistence of gods or rejects theism.
Note: Hence, atheists do not believe in a god, gods or divinity.

* Freethought is a philosophical viewpoint that holds that beliefs should be formed on the basis of science and logic and not be influenced by emotion, authority, tradition, or any dogma.
Note: Beliefs are still assumptions we take for truth, and beliefs usually remain unchallenged during the lifetime of an individual. Science still has its flaws as scientists can be bought, dogmatic or confirmation biasing their way to their truth. Logic has its flaws as well, explore Non-Aristotelian thought to learn more about this. Sometimes something is not A or B, sometimes something can be A and B... Wavicles :p.

* Skepticism:
# an attitude of doubt or a disposition to incredulity either in general or toward a particular object,
# the doctrine that true knowledge or knowledge in a particular area is uncertain, or
# the method of suspended judgment, systematic doubt, or criticism that is characteristic of skeptics
Note: it is important to realize, that an atheist skeptic - will be irrationally skeptical about all things non-atheistic automatically. Or a *, will be irrationally skeptic about all things non-*. Hence rejecting many aspects of consciousness research in the case of atheists & materialists, and filtering out much valuable information in general.

* Rationalism: In epistemology and in its broadest sense, rationalism is "any view appealing to reason as a source of knowledge or justification" (Lacey 286). In more technical terms it is a method or a theory "in which the criterion of the truth is not sensory but intellectual and deductive" (Bourke 263). Different degrees of emphasis on this method or theory lead to a range of rationalist standpoints, from the moderate position "that reason has precedence over other ways of acquiring knowledge" to the radical position that reason is "the unique path to knowledge" (Audi 771).
Note: If the truth is not sensory we can all discard our meditation and spiritual experiences, our entheogenic trips (DMT in psychoactive substances... and the brain?), we can realize we are not all one & that all life is not interconnected (DNA? Quantum Field?) and that there are no other dimensions to explore (String & M Theory?) - that is, if we believe truth not to be sensory.
Reason, while obviously a higher form of intelligence than belief (which isn't intelligence but stupidity - to believe is to fool yourself into accepting assumptions as truth), is still just one form of intelligence. Consciousness research in entheogens, meditation, intuition have shown that reason can be quite narrow compared to other forms of knowing.

Hence I pimp the Model Agnosticism reality tunnel again, not agnosticism about God alone, but agnosticism about everything. No Dogmas, but Catmas - flexible temporary opinions until new information is explored. Meow!

Also check out this post The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins at HPANWO

dEUS: Disappointed in the Sun & the Architect

Why two? Because I got t(w)o mister! And the symbolism is just great in these.

dEUS: Disappointed in the Sun (fanvid) & complete lyrics
Video down cause the band or their puppetmasters requested it.

Need I say my only wish was
To escape my earthly life
High skies were no option whereas
Diving deep in oceans wide
Was the way for me, to hide away
A possibility, to leave today
Under the sea, is where I'll be
No talking 'bout the rain no more
I wonder what thunder will mean, when only in my dream
The lightning comes before the roar
Under the sea, down here with me I find I'm not the only one
Who ponders what life would mean if we hadn't been
So disappointed in the sun

dEUS: the Architect (current single) full lyrics

Ah, nevermind that outer space stuff, let's get down to earth!

What is the architect doing? He is by the riverside
What is he thinking out there? He is committing egocide
Now isn't that a strange thing? Well, to him it feels just
Oh we guess a person's gotta do! What a person feels he must

He said: I won't throw myself from the pier
I'm gonna go home and shut up for a year
And when the year is over I'll reappear
And have a solution
I've reason to believe that what I find
Is gonna change the face of humankind
And all these years before, well I was blind
That's my conclusion

Cause I'm the architect (I feel it's touch and go)

Now the man has understood, that outerspace is overrated
About all the problems on this Earth we should worry now to solve them later
And so he's brooding and alluding on a perfect design
He thinks that working on behalf of himself is a crime
He flashes out by the water, a view so divine
He's the architect of his own fate, a man in his prime
And so he drew himself a pentagon
Thinking it through a geodesic dome
From the coast of Tahiti to the hills of Rome
Step aside cause the man will take the Nobel prize home
Now if these aspirations bother you
Well you are just you, you don't have a clue
I'm sticking to the plan, I will see it through
Let there be no confusion

Cause I'm the Architect!

Other great songs by dEUS available in online video are Fell off the Floor Man, Instant Street, Hotel Lounge, Suds & Soda, Little Arithmetics, Roses, Nothing really ends, etc.

INTRO - Individualism vs Collectivism

INTRO - Individualism vs Collectivism

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I ♥ Huckabees clips

blanket of universal oneness

no manure, no magic

Daily Dedroidify: Chakras

Daily Dedroidify: Chakras

This is just an excerpt, there are videos on the page too.
Also check this post which claims that the Chakras are an imposed system of control. It'll be a while before I make my mind up, I like the state before that ;), experimentin'!

BS Detection

"Hypnosis, I don't believe in that crap... and besides, it's dangerous!"

The most common, the most hilarious, and the most ignorant objection to Hypnosis. If you don't believe it works, how can it be dangerous to you at the same time? :p

MGMT - Time To Pretend

That's one trippy video people.

Reality Sandwich likes 'em too.