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.