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

Spreading Brainfood

A distressing tendency I find is that the people around me - even if they open their mind for a little - still do not like new information that shakes their worldview, even if only a little. I don't know anybody who really likes discussing this stuff, and have even found some people exploring certain fields do it with a strong belief system which very much restricts bringing up related topics and thus interesting conversation, the robot or droid metaphor is appropriate with the bs being the operating system and thus their seeming limits. I've made some people aware of stuff like the issues with symbolism, false flag ops, science, mysticism and so on. I always keep it very short, like mostly one or two lines per day or something, for the following reason:
I always notice resistance, you just feel it in the air. Even though I even just say they are possibilities, theories, that I don't believe them and are just interesting, I get reactions like "that seems farfetched", "hmm" (the bad one), and "really?" *turn head away awkwardly*. Almost never, do they ask something more, or share a thought which is kinda frustrating. Though I can appreciate that they likely have to think it over a little while before talking about it, give it some time to adjust in their reality tunnel, maybe even research it some more - but that's rare I've found. Take a second, to realize then how little one accomplishes by being passionate, using strong language, or worse, using CAPS shouting people to wake the * up. (*strong glare at the myspace community :p*).
I think one huge obstacle is the current mindset of wanting to be right or looking smart, more than having an interesting conversation. People wanna look smart and look stupid doing it. I can't stand following some conversations where it's just like ego's are marking territory. People really don't like the vulnerability of shaking the comfort zone.
Despite the frustration, of which the level you entirely control, I still find in conversation that dropping little brainfood bombs is the best way, because when it's interesting and not too 'out there', they will be shared because the info stands out in their recent memory. The good news that counters the frustration, is that I always hear "Oh I told * about *, and * said that he heard *." and that is usually always positive. And with patience sometimes interesting exchanges are made and things can only get better as long as you don't force it.
So 2 points I'd like to raise is, take this moment to think of when you last had resistance to merely exploring new information or thought patterns and why that, really, was. And do you have any thoughts on spreading info more optimally and efficiently?

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