Thursday, June 19, 2008
Photoshop Disasters: Or how looking at the world through a screen or paper or a magazine (let's call it media) severely warps your view of reality. This hilarious site will make you wonder how disconnected we are. Imagine how much more we'd appreciate other people's appearances and reality in general if this dumb illusionary stuff didn't happen continuously, be it less 'disastrous'. (In case you don't see what's wrong with the picture, it's the waist ffs! :p)
Robert Anton Wilson on Jack Parsons - Pt. 1 and the other 3 can be found here
Thanks Secret Sun
Here are the two books by Crowley RAW mentions:
Liber: 4 Liber ABA
Liber LXXVII: Liber OZ
ATS has a thread up on this, as for the posts in that thread - ATS is well known for having Masonic Apologists on their forum, even moderators. These pictures are hardly proof of course, could just be a limp handshake. Also, I don't believe in the Masonic conspiracy, yet I don't trust them either, at all. Hell, Lon Milo Duquette is a confessed mason and he's awesome *guitar solo*. Though that doesn't mean I completely trust him either, especially since Leo Zagami said he's been bought for the dark side, though again, that doesn't mean I distrust him either :p. Or that I trust or distrust Zagami Complicated isn't it? :p Lon dropped by here and could joke about the accusations which is always a great sign.
Ron Paul is complicated too, his track record is impressive though I'm sure there are a few interesting stumbles here and there left undiscovered too. Remember, after "A New Hope", the Empire struck back. It's not like any of this matters or anything. "Think about that for a while. Ponder it while the music from Jeopardy plays and roll it around in your mouth a little before swallowing it." Duquette ;p But don't take assumptions for truth, nevahr!
Full streaming docus: The Loss of Liberty & Dead in the Water: The sinking of the USS Liberty
A scarcity, authentic or manufactured, of any crucial commodity accomplishes the following:
1. Increases profits to those who manipulate that commodity.
2. Allows the controllers to determine availability to the "right" people.
3. In the case of energy - severely impacts lifestyle, progress and prosperity.
4. Extracts more money from an often overburdened consumer.
Sometimes I miss my Honda Civic Forest Limited Edition nr 059 of 250 on LPG, which was at least a little cheaper. But I desired a cooler car, so the universe threw me in an awesome car accident last year which hurt no one and I receiveth it.
He was a surgeon until a near-death experience impelled him to seek answers in ancestral traditions of the Toltec in which his mother was a curandera (healer), and his grandfather a nagual (shaman) who, after death, continued to teach Ruiz in his dreams.
His most famous and influential work, The Four Agreements, was published in 1997 and has sold around 4 million copies. It advocates personal freedom from agreements and beliefs that we have made with ourselves and others that are creating limitation and unhappiness in our lives. Ultimately, it is about finding one's own integrity, self-love, and peace within this reality. The Four Agreements are:
# Be Impeccable With Your Word. Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.
# Don’t Take Anything Personally. Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.
# Don’t Make Assumptions. Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life.
# Always Do Your Best. Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
Ruiz also wrote a workbook as a companion to The Four Agreements. He then wrote several other books, including The Voice of Knowledge, Prayers, and The Mastery of Love. In Beyond Fear, by Mary Carroll Nelson, he discusses some of his beliefs through a series of interviews, including his belief in the legend of Atlantis; his belief that the sun entered its sixth age on January 11, 1992, which should lead to a new age for humanity; and his belief in the spiritual power of the pyramid of the sun at Teotihuacan.
3 (audio)books I personally recommend are:
Don Miguel Ruiz - The Four Agreements
Don Miguel Ruiz - The Mastery Of Love
Don Miguel Ruiz - The Voice Of Knowledge
He speaks of change.. and well.. change is what i seek. He is in no way like Bush. Come on nowww. lol."
I received this on myspace *shudder* by an American girl... I told her I don't take things at face value, like her avatar which barely showed her face but did show cleavage, obviously, only low self-esteem chicks need to do this, especially if they already have a man. Gotta love a handy metaphor dropped in your lap. I told her I looked at Obama's voting record, affiliates, masonic gestures, family ties and that I happened to notice that he said he will bomb the shit out of Iran and stay in Iraq. I told her to enjoy the hopenosis show & the one-party system illusion of choice. Her avatar changed today, my respect has increased just a tiny bit. lol. It may not be too nice but looking at the next post, I value truth over love or anything, any day, though love is a close 2nd, I'm not part of the optimism gestapo. Honesty > hypocrisy or 'political correctness' (what an oxymoron). I have been sent here to destroy any assumptions waved at me, it is my duty. Hope you can believe in? How about truth you can get over. Believing anything is fooling yourself, knowing is something else.
This is also prompting me, along with many other experiences in the last months, to lessen my Model Agnosticism by which I simply mean elevating my catmas (current opinions based on experience and learning) to a higher degree of truth. As my own BS filtering search light only seems to pick out people with ridiculous belief systems, like this guy who was talking to me about how meditation can make you lose your soul, or was it something to do with the devil, or was it losing consciousness or something (I replied: FAINTING? :p), lol. He didn't even know what he meant himself, I just asked him if he meant psychosis, he really wasn't sure lol. Thankfully the convo ended there, and thankfully you can not lose what you never had, faith in humanity :p. Will this never change? Hell no! Among other things I'm a Chicken Qabalist. I don't worry about it. An adjustment in BS filters should do the trick, I don't even have to pay for that stuff.
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
The tunes start skipping and Thom Yorke is frozen on TV.
Image fades to black.
And this product A Simple Plan comes on the damn idiot box instead.
BLASPHEMY! Is that bad? Hell no! You're a Chicken Qabalist! Don't worry about it.
Cause there they are again, lol, they're playing Idioteque haha.
And right after that one Everything in its right place (again :p).
Gotta love it.
Understanding Qabalah (an ancient Jewish form of mysticism combining numerology, sacred geometry, and about three dozen other disciplines) is the key to making sense of most Western magick (and most Western magicians, for that matter). But the subject can be overwhelming and intimidating for newbies. Fortunately, Lon has applied his ample knowledge and more-than-ample sense of humor to the task of helping such newbies get past that big first step. As one reviewer put it, "I laughed until I was enlightened." Enjoy.
The earlier posted Ten Command-Rants are from this book too. Which you can download here. Is that wrong? Hell no! You're a Chicken Qabalist! Don't worry about it.
Here are my additional tips to avoid rage:
1. Your last act of rage will be destroying your television. Don't read the papers or magazines and avoid every kind of media, that includes the internet. In case you haven't noticed, movies show the hero kicking the ass of anyone dumb enough to stand in their way or say something they don't like, television soaps show you how you can react like an idiot to anything the people around you do (loved ones? really? Oh right, at *insert product donation day here* where you show your love with your wallet, you know that's the black thing that has replaced the heart). I also dare you to count the negative suggestions/dumbass behaviour in the next comedy you watch. Humans learn by example. I repeat, humans learn by example.
2. To avoid road rage, don't drive your car, studies have shown that people are fucking stupid on the road. They have never learned to drive properly because there is nowhere to learn it, they won't use their turn signal (their what?), drive as fast or slow as they please, they will turn into a street in slow-motion mode because of the terrorists behind the corner and will become your worst nightmare if you get into their way (I mean assumptions). After all, the car commercial shows an open road, studies have shown that traffic jam ads do not sell well. In general, reality doesn't sell, that's why illusionary BS rules this world and we have reached a time where normal vegetables cost extra and need a BIO-prefix.
3. To avoid general rage in this era, keep away from what is known on this planet as humans, homo sapiens, this domesticated primate has been conditioned their entire life to believe his/her skin color is the only good one, his/her job/standing the most respectable, his/her religion/ideology is truth, his/her opinions are the only correct ones, and so on.
On top of that the general domesticated primate has learned that through language they can lie as hell and to nevermind the incongruent body language screaming hipocrisy, not only that but most models have been fitted with low self esteem (first the original sin, now the meaningless of a mechanical universe) and a search light for RAGE opportunity when challenged in conversation or otherwise and make no mistake, they have the moral right and duty to act! (*cough* insert US foreign policy metaphor here *cough*). Either you're with me, or against me! I'll take on all six billion!
Always remember, to the domesticated primate a different view means you're moving in front of and pissing on their window, not making it brighter & bigger or anything. It's their window, leave it the fuck alone. Though not all is glum, occasionally you get along with one, at which time they will try share and transfer their grievances and enemies. Meme spreading! Only the good ones! How many times have you heard "what a great day, I did this and this happened and this." No it's what a fucking day, this shit and that shit... And if you try to better yourself in any way, keep it to yourself, don't even show it - cause they hate people that think they're better than them, the nerve, who even comes close? And this, despite the low self esteem!
4. Meditate with nature sounds in your ears, while meditating, you are not watching tv or any media, driving a car, or *shudder* meeting conditioned humans. I did warn you to use nature sounds, so you don't wanna kill your neighbors who will disturb you, if you expectantly wait for it to happen. Also, meditating aka shutting the inner dialogue up will calm you down. Btw, have you ever listened, I mean really payed attention, to your inner dialogue and the USELESS SHIT you torture yourself with everyday? How many conversations have you had with people who weren't there? How many times have you disrespected and yelled at yourself? How many great names do you call yourself on average daily? How many people have you had cussing matches with AFTER you left them saying anything but what you wanted to? Seriously. Stop talking to yourself, it makes you look stupid if you do it out loud, you don't want to be a covert idiot do you? (If you wanna take this even further and go really crazy, you could spice up that inner dialogue with some positivity - found in some books & music and online)
5. Stay away from everything that your body can process:
Ears: talk radio, shitty manufactured recycled product 'music', advertisements, the news, Eyes: TV, movies, magazines, internet disinfo, porn, news, ads, billboards are not designed to inform or entertain you, they are designed to mold & distract you directly and subliminally. Yes you have read this in point one.
Mouth: Sugar, candy, soda, meat, caffeine, cigarettes, 'health' products. Marketed to make you happy & energized, designed to make you miserable & deplete you & your wallet. If you wanna eat healthy better not have any plastic around it, or did you think that chemical shit doesn't contaminate your food? Even your sweet Mary Jane will turn you into twice the asshole you usually are, the day after - until you smoke another, or two.
Not to mention electrosmog (mmm cellphones), the polluted air, and all that other bullshit our wonderful dealers (leaders) have given us. Ah the wonderful matrix.
Though please enjoy your stay on Planet Earth, don't take it too seriously (including this post), I heard all of this is illusion, it better be.
elluminati: Al Gore and OBAMA are brothers from another mother, Tim Russert and the curse of 13
Secret Sun: Go Green, Like I said, their sun is different, X-Files, Religious News Wrapup: By Their Fruits
Thuther Thoughts: Tim Russert , George Bush and The Pope; Frigga the 13; Love, South Park Archetype Revelation; Hidden in Plain View
Celtic Rebel: Krazy is as Krazy Does
The Hidden Agendas: The Illuminati Formula of Mind Control: Part 1, Step out of the M.C. - Take Your Brain Back!
PseudOccult Media: Fractured Glasstonbury and Fringe Leaked
I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer.
Fear is the little death that brings total obliteration.
I will face my fear.
I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
Where the fear has gone there will be nothing.
Only I will remain.
(From Frank Herbert's Dune)
Fear is the Path to the Dark side.
Fear leads to anger.
Anger leads to hate.
Hate... leads to suffering!
Fear takes the shape we're willing to give it.
Daily Dedroidify: Fear
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
mirrors crack and cut; Seep blood and stain our dearest outfits. Sitting in one
position, head crookedly balanced on our knee, the muscles tremble and
shake involuntarily. We are left physically and mentally corrupted, nearer to
the mortality we are trained to fear and ignore. To encase in the concrete
of acceptance by our peers where it can do us no harm. In describing society,
its behaviour, its grandiose stupidity, we can be motivated by compassion
and despair coloured by not a little sarcasm and cynicism. Yet in every
picture there is enervation and texture that rely upon a resented CARING for
its composition. Framed by our own paranoias, framed by conditioning,
framed by false witness and the theft of all pieces of silver, we kiss the
cheek of the land that bites us. Receiving in return nothing. Butter nothing
is why we came here, nothing is what we so awkwardly strive and fight for.
Nothing is our very precise confrontation with form and reason. It's easy to
forget nothing and hard to describe it. What was it the old slug breeder in
the mud once said in a moment of lucidity:
"The expression that there is nothing to express, nothing with which to
express, nothing from which to express, no power to express, together with
the obligation to express."
Creative action, destructive action to express a perception of the weird
phenomenon of being alive tries to illumine, clarify and describe some
part(s) of human experience, it tends to achieve long-term relevance to
individuals couming into contact with it by trying to grasp, or even form,
the values that guide that experience in a given age, or in this case "SECTOR
OF TIME". And whilst "Time is that which ends" culture, for better or worse,
it is that which does not. And thereby lies the endless trick. Unlearned and
unsung, denying explanations, butter avidly seeking them. The mirror
receives our staring gaze and we melt quite gently and sink away leaving a
smoky, cloudy effect, like bleach spreading in water. To cleanse our guilt we
must describe our fate, objective war zone correspondents using the aural
language of everyday life to define our subject. Shattered or not our message
remains neither fixed nor dogmatic, merely frozen moments of a deeply
personal interior reflected outwards into every living room that hangs this
sheet of magick upon its tatty wall. For a day, or forever, it makes no
difference. True value never changes, it remains in the only real sense,
constant, because only time has a constant value, and time is the medium of
"Nothing is more real than Nothing"
Human experience is, unfortunately, butter stimulatingly, the experience of
nothing and the only reality it knows is the inability to interpret itself and
its mythically inherited structure.
After the accumulation of too much history we have lost our innocence, we
cannot easily believe in any explanations. We describe rather than feel, we
touch rather than explore, we lust rather than adore.
So there you are...or were...
Genesis P-Orridge. London June 1986. Esoterrorist
CIA Agent in Houston Shot Dead. Chasing "Suitcase Nuke?"
Also check this article, which circumvents the bullshit in the video.
This might be related along with that B52 missing nukes incident, who knows:
Scott Ritter - UN Weapons Inspector: US cities will have to get NUKED if we attack IRAN
"The real secret of magic is that the world is made of words, and that if you know the words that the world is made of, you can make of it whatever you wish."
"Once the fiction of one ‘reality’ dies as a concept, and the operational fact of ‘realities’ (plural) becomes generally recognized, we might all discover that human beings can actually live together without constantly making war over who has the ‘real reality’.
You create one reality-tunnel at a time out of a phalanx of possible reality-tunnels. You can learn to change your reality-tunnel. You can experience many reality-tunnels."
Robert Anton Wilson in ‘Cosmic Trigger; Volume 2′
Thanks TechnOccult & RealityCarnival
Daily Dedroidify: The Antikythera Mechanism
The Antikythera mechanism is an ancient artifact believed to be an early clockwork mechanism. It was discovered in a shipwreck off the Greek island of Antikythera, between Kythera and Crete, and has been dated to about 87 BC.
The mechanism is the oldest known surviving geared mechanism, made from bronze in a wooden frame, and has puzzled and intrigued historians of science and technology since its discovery. The most commonly accepted theory of its function is that it was an analog computer designed to track the movements of heavenly objects.
Recent working reconstructions of the device support this analysis. The device is all the more impressive for its use of a differential gear, which was previously believed to have been invented in the 16th century AD.
2006 article: close to revealing a puzzle concerning astronomical and mathematical knowledge
Friday, June 13, 2008
"And I asked the mushroom once about the social chaos at the end of history:"
"No worry bro, this is what it's like when a species departs for hyperspace, there's a little shimmy in the landing zone as we take off."
I'm very sorry to announce another hiatus until at least tuesday. Better get used to this btw, I don't know how the blogposting here will evolve but I have nowhere near the available online time as I used to. You can always check my 'thumbed up' stumbles here if you're starving for some good webpages. (btw put this post up first cause I like it better as a first post for a few days than a plain text post.)
Unrelated, James I removed our discussion in the comments as it doesn't serve anybody. You are always welcome yet please use some more discretion next time.
COINTELPRO: The FBI's War on Black America
This docu uses some of the footage used in the earlier posted MLK docu. Through a secret & illegal program called the Counter Intelligence Program (COINTELPRO), there was a concerted effort to subvert the will of the people to avoid the rise "of a black Messiah" that would mobilize the African-American community into a meaningful political force. This documentary establishes historical perspective on the measures initiated by J. Edgar Hoover and the FBI which aimed to discredit black political figures and forces of the late 1960's and early 1970's. Combining declassified documents, interviews, rare footage and exhaustive research, it investigates the government's role in the assassinations of Malcolm X, Fred Hampton, and Martin Luther King Jr. Were the murders the result of this concerted effort to avoid "a black Messiah"?
Paul Stamets: 6 ways mushrooms can save the world
From the Tedtalks site: Entrepreneurial mycologist Paul Stamets seeks to rescue the study of mushrooms from forest gourmets and psychedelic warlords (warlords? :p). The focus of Stamets' research is the Northwest's native fungal genome, mycelium, but along the way he has filed 22 patents for mushroom-related technologies, including pesticidal fungi that trick insects into eating them, and mushrooms that can break down the neurotoxins used in nerve gas.
There are cosmic implications as well. Stamets believes we could terraform other worlds in our galaxy by sowing a mix of fungal spores and other seeds to create an ecological footprint on a new planet.
"Once you’ve heard 'renaissance mycologist' Paul Stamets talk about mushrooms, you'll never look at the world -- not to mention your backyard -- in the same way again."
Linda Baker, Salon.com
Bill Maher's 'Religulous' — Trailer Released
Religious is is a documentary directed by Larry Charles (of Borat fame) and stars American comedian Bill Maher, host of Real Time With Bill Maher on HBO. According to Maher, the title of the film is a portmanteau derived from the words "religion" and "ridiculous", implying the satirical nature of the documentary that is meant to mock the concept of religion and the problems it brings about.
Known for his stance against religion, Bill Maher's views on the various world religions are explored as he travels to numerous religious destinations, such as Jerusalem and the Vatican, interviewing believers from a variety of backgrounds and groups, including Jews for Jesus, Muslims, polygamists, Satanists, Hasidic scholars and even Rael of the Raelian Movement. In the trailer and documentary Maher also interviews research neuroscientist Andrew Newberg, MD, (author of Why We Believe What We Believe) who brain-scans people at the University of Pennyslvania as they pray, meditate and speak in tongues. The documentary was produced by Thousand Words and is being distributed by Lionsgate. Originally slated for intentional release date coinciding with the religious Easter holiday 2008, post-production delays resulting from a screenwriters guild strike pushed the release date back to July 11, 2008. Release has now been pushed back to October 3, 2008.
Though it will probably be funny, it's easy money for Bill Maher, who refuses to take on real controversy, or he'd lose his job again. lol.
The Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.
This documentary shows how the American media portrayed MLK in the media, and how the FBI through its illegal and covert COINTELPRO demonized social activists as communist infiltrators, using intimidation, violence and murder. How the government used another coverup after the murder they committed, after MLK's Poor People Campaign for economic justice went too far for the authorities. In 2000, King was voted 6th in the Person of the Century poll by Time, when he was alive though, Time was demonizing him along with every other mainstream media outlet, though hey, how many brainwashed Americans remember that shit? King was also elected the third Greatest American of all time by the American public in a contest conducted by the Discovery Channel & AOL, yet during his life he was the enemy of all government, media and whites in general. Fucking hilarious. How is it that the USA doesn't spontaneously implode by its own hypocrisy?
Grant Morrison on Magick, Aliens and the meaning of life @ DisinfoCon
Grant Morrison Disinfonation Special
The Short lived channel 4 disinfonation program (from disinfo.com). This is a special where Grant Morrision dicusses his comic book The Invisbles: their origin and meaning. With excerpts from his Disinfocon talk. It's a fascinating interview with one of the most wonderful explanations of our reality and the alien phenomenon I've ever heard. (Features excerpts from the above talk too, but the interview that accompagnies it is MUST SEE!)
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Monday, June 9, 2008
Jon Stewart Calls AIPAC 'Elders of Zion'
Rupert Murdoch says 'rock star' Obama will win election
Which candidate are you voting for: Obama/Hillary/McCain
and which policies do you like from that candidate: Uhm...
"Yesterday they called it coincidence; today - it's synchronicity but tomorrow they'll call it - skill." Antero Alli
Ken Wilber and Julian Walker's critique
Sunday, June 8, 2008
William Henry: Blue Apples Stargates 2012 lecture Part 1
All of William Henry: Blue Apples Stargates 2012 lecture
Education guru Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining (and profoundly moving) case for creating an education system that nurtures creativity, rather than undermining it. Sir Ken Robinson is author of "Out of Our Minds: Learning to be Creative," and a leading expert on innovation in education and business. (Recorded February, 2006 in Monterey, CA.) More TEDTalks at www.TED.com
"If your library is not 'unsafe', it probably isn't doing its job."
-- John Berry, Iii, Library Journal, October 1999
"Without free speech no search for truth is possible... no discovery of truth is useful... Better a thousandfold abuse of free speech than denial of free speech. The abuse dies in a day, but the denial slays the life of the people, and entombs the hope of the race."
-- Charles Bradlaugh
"There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them. "
-- Joseph Alexandrovitch Brodsky, 1991, Russian-American poet, b. St. Petersburg and exiled 1972 (1940-1996)
"Everyone is in favor of free speech. Hardly a day passes without its being extolled, but some people's idea of it is that they are free to say what they like, but if anyone else says anything back, that is an outrage."
-- Winston Churchill
"You see these dictators on their pedestals, surrounded by the bayonets of their soldiers and the truncheons of their police. Yet in their hearts there is unspoken - unspeakable! - fear. They are afraid of words and thoughts! Words spoken abroad, thoughts stirring at home, all the more powerful because they are forbidden. These terrify them. A little mouse - a little tiny mouse! -of thought appears in the room, and even the mightiest potentates are thrown into panic."
-- Winston Churchill
"The fact is that censorship always defeats its own purpose, for it creates, in the end, the kind of society that is incapable of exercising real discretion..."
-- Henry Steel Commager
"Burning is no answer."
-- Camille Desmoulins' reply to Robespierre, January 7, 1794, on burning his newspaper, Le Vieux Cordelier
"If librarianship is the connecting of people to ideas – and I believe that is the truest definition of what we do – it is crucial to remember that we must keep and make available, not just good ideas and noble ideas, but bad ideas, silly ideas, and yes, even dangerous or wicked ideas."
-- Graceanne A. Decandido
"Don't join the book burners. Don't think you are going to conceal thoughts by concealing evidence that they ever existed."
-- Dwight D. Eisenhower, speech at Dartmouth College, June 14, 1953
"Every burned book enlightens the world."
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson
"This is slavery, not to speak one's thought."
-- Euripides, Greek tragic poet (480 or 485 B.C. - 406 B.C)
"If the human body's obscene, complain to the manufacturer, not me."
-- Larry Flynt
"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
-- Benjamin Franklin, Historical Review of Pennsylvania, 1759
"If all printers were determined not to print anything till they were sure it would offend nobody, there would be very little printed."
-- Benjamin Franklin, 1730
"Books won't stay banned. They won't burn. Ideas won't go to jail. In the long run of history, the censor and the inquisitor have always lost. The only sure weapon against bad ideas is better ideas. The source of better ideas is wisdom. The surest path to wisdom is a liberal education."
-- Alfred Whitney Griswold, Essays on Education
"[O]ne man's vulgarity is another's lyric."
-- John Marshall Harlan, Supreme Court justice, 1971
"Where they have burned books, they will end in burning human beings."
-- Heinrich Heine
"I cannot and will not cut my conscience to fit this year's fashions."
-- Lillian Hellman, subpoenaed to appear before the House Un-American Activities Committee, 1952
"To prohibit the reading of certain books is to declare the inhabitants to be either fools or slaves."
-- Claude Adrien Helvetius, De l'Homme, Vol. I, sec. 4
"The sooner we all learn to make a decision between disapproval and censorship, the better off society will be... Censorship cannot get at the real evil, and it is an evil in itself."
-- Granville Hicks (1901-1982)
"Fear of corrupting the mind of the younger generation is the loftiest form of cowardice."
-- Holbrook Jackson
"Did you ever hear anyone say 'That work had better be banned because I might read it and it might be very damaging to me'?"
-- Joseph Henry Jackson
"Civil government cannot let any group ride roughshod over others simply because their consciences tell them to do so."
-- Robert H. Jackson
"Children deprived of words become school dropouts; dropouts deprived of hope behave delinquently. Amateur censors blame delinquency on reading immoral books and magazines, when in fact, the inability to read anything is the basic trouble."
-- Peter S. Jennison
"Books and ideas are the most effective weapons against intolerance and ignorance."
-- Lyndon Baines Johnson, February 11, 1964
"Dat veniam corvis, vexat censura columbas. - Censure acquits the raven, but pursues the dove."
-- Decimus Junius Juvenalis (Juvenal), Satires, II. 63. Roman rhetorician and satirical poet (1st to 2nd cent. A.D.)
"Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? - Who will watch the watchers?"
"We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philosophies, and competitive values. For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people."
-- John F. Kennedy
"The burning of an author's books, imprisonment for an opinion's sake, has always been the tribute that an ignorant age pays to the genius of its time."
-- Joseph Lewis, Voltaire: The Incomparable Infidel, 1929
"Censorship, like charity, should begin at home; but unlike charity, it should end there."
-- Clare Booth Luce
"One cannot and must not try to erase the past merely because it does not fit the present."
-- Golda Meir, Israeli political leader (1898-1978)
"And yet on the other hand unless warinesse be us'd, as good almost kill a Man as kill a good Book; who kills a Man kills a reasonable creature, Gods Image, but hee who destroyes a good Booke, kills reason it selfe, kills the Image of God, as it were in the eye."
-- Milton, Areopagitica, 1644
"To forbid us anything is to make us have a mind for it."
-- Michel de Montaigne, Essays, 1559
"You have not converted a man because you have silenced him."
-- John Morley
"Senator Smoot (Republican, Ut.)
Is planning a ban on smut
Oh rooti-ti-toot for Smoot of Ut.
And his reverent occiput.
Smite. Smoot, smite for Ut.,
Grit your molars and do your dut.,
Gird up your l--ns,
Smite h-p and th-gh,
We'll all be Kansas
By and By."
-- Ogden Nash, "Invocation," 1931
"Censorship of anything, at any time, in any place, on whatever pretense, has always been and always be the last resort of the boob and the bigot."
-- Eugene Gladstone O'Neill, American playwright (1888-1953)
"All of us can think of a book... that we hope none of our children or any other children have taken off the shelf. But if I have the right to remove that book from the shelf - that work I abhor - then you also have exactly the same right and so does everyone else. And then we have no books left on the shelf for any of us."
-- Katherine Paterson, American author of childrens books (1932-)
"A censor is an expert in cutting remarks. A censor is a man who knows more than he thinks you ought to."
-- Dr. Laurence Peter, Peter's Quotations: Ideas for Our Time. New York: Morrow, 1977, p. 97
"Free societies...are societies in motion, and with motion comes tension, dissent, friction. Free people strike sparks, and those sparks are the best evidence of freedom's existence."
-- Salman Rushdie
"What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist."
-- Salman Rushdie
"Censorship ends in logical completeness when nobody is allowed to read any books except the books that nobody reads."
-- George Bernard Shaw, Irish playwright and critic (1856-1950)
"All censorships exist to prevent anyone from challenging current conceptions and existing institutions. All progress is initiated by challenging current conceptions, and executed by supplanting existing institutions. Consequently the first condition of progress is the removal of censorship."
-- George Bernard Shaw, Preface to Mrs. Warren's Profession
"Censorship reflects a society's lack of confidence in itself. It is the hallmark of an authoritarian regime..."
-- Justice Potter Stewart, dissenting Ginzberg v. United States, 383 U.S. 463 (1966)
"Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear."
-- Harry S. Truman, message to Congress, August 8, 1950
"Censorship is telling a man he can't have a steak just because a baby can't chew it."
-- Mark Twain
"Adam was but human - this explains it all. He did not want the apple for the apple's sake, he wanted it only because it was forbidden. The mistake was in not forbidding the serpent; then he would have eaten the serpent."
-- Mark Twain
"All these people talk so eloquently about getting back to good old-fashioned values. Well, as an old poop I can remember back to when we had those old-fashioned values, and I say let's get back to the good old-fashioned First Amendment of the good old-fashioned Constitution of the United States -- and to hell with the censors! Give me knowledge or give me death!"
-- Kurt Vonnegut, author
"There is no such thing as a moral book or an immoral book. Books are well written or badly written. That is all."
-- Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray, 1891
"The books that the world calls immoral are the books that show the world its own shame."
-- Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray, 1891
"An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all."
-- Oscar Wilde
From ForbiddenLibrary.com: Banned and Challenged Books: Censorship Quotes
Underworld: Beautiful Burnout
Blood on a tissue on the floor of the train
Sun goes down, temperature drops
Beautiful burnout, beautiful burnout
A burnout at the end of a six month personal IT training period (I didn't take time to integrate and just kept reading like a droid) while working at a major (evil) Credit Card company is a big factor of why I got into the more interesting aspects of this reality. Hail the Beautiful Burnout!
Saturday, June 7, 2008
The International Visitor Leadership Program annually brings to the United States approximately 5,000 foreign nationals from all over the world to meet and confer with their professional counterparts and to experience America firsthand. The visitors, who are selected by American Foreign Service Officers overseas, are current or potential leaders in government, politics, the media, education, labor relations, the arts, business and other fields.
Among the thousands of distinguished individuals who have participated in the International Visitor Leadership Program since its inception more than five decades ago are more than 200 current and former Chiefs of State, 1,500 cabinet-level ministers, and many, many other distinguished leaders from the public and private sectors.
Just some of the alumni: Margaret Thatcher (turbo bitch & Reagan puppet), Tony Blair & Gordon Brown (any doubt left of their puppet-hood?), Guy Verhofstadt (former Belgian prime minister, aka Baby-Thatcher, hmm!), Nicolas Sarkozy (French President who incited the Paris Riots), Jan Peter Balkenede (aka Harry Potter, Belgian big mouth minister of foreign affairs and fellow NWO puppet Karel De Gucht said "Balkenende is a mix of Harry Potter and a petty rigid bourgeois mentality". It's just a game. Several attempts have been made to popularise Balkenende's image. During the 2006 election campaign, the political youth organisation CDJA created special T-shirts with the prime minister's face turned into Che Guevara. - no shame), Felipe de Jesus Calderon Hinojosa (Mexican puppet president, will be no trouble to form the North American Union), Marius Job Cohen (Amsterdam mayor, getting rid of legal prostitution there by taking on... the landlords) and many others.
Deltron 3030: 3030
The initial 'music' sample isn't it, try to withstand the initial seconds of horror lol
wtf was the uploader thinking?
Yo it's 3030,
I want yall to meet Deltron zero,
hero, not no small feat.
it's all heat in this day and age,
I rage your grave,
anything it takes to save the day
neuromancer, perfect blend
of technology and magic
use my rappin' so you all could see the hazards
plus entertainment where many are brainless
we cultivated the lost art of study
and I brought a buddy
automator harder slayer
cyber warlords are activating abominations
arm a nation with hatred we ain't with that
we high-tech archeologists searching for nicknacks
composing musical stimpacks that impacts the song
crack the motor what you think you rappin for?
I used to be a mech soldier but I didn't respect orders
I had to step forward, tell them this ain't for us
living in a post-apocalyptic world morbid and horrid
the secrets of the past they horded
now we just boarded on a futuristic spacecraft
no mistakes black it's our music we must take back
yo it's 3030,
I want yall to meet deltron zero, and automator
Del I'm feeling like a ghost in a shell
I wrote this in jail playing host to a cell
for the pure verbal,
they said my sentance was equivalent to murder
just another hurdle, I bounced through a portal
I knew they had the mindstate of mere mortals
my ears morphed to receptors to catch ya
every word about gravity control
and the families they hold for handsome ransoms
on the run with a handgun blast bioforms, I am more
than a planetwide manhunt with cannons
will make me abondon my foolish plan of uprising
f*ck dying I hijack a mech
controlling with my magical chance so battle advance
through centuries a hip hop legacy, megaspeed
hyperwarp to automator's crib and light the torch
they can't fight the force,
victory is ours once we strike the source
enterprising wise men look to the horizon
thinking more capitalism is the wisdom
and in prison all citizens in power with rythm
we keep the funk alive by talking with idioms
yo it's 3030,
I want yall to meet deltron zero, and automator
Isn't eternal evil concerned with thievery
medieval prehistoric rhetoric well we ahead of that
lay it down with soundwaves that pound pavement
original minstrals my central processing unit
is in tune with my heart for this art
not artificial cause that makes it hard to miss you
copycats finish last in the human race
staying glued to safes to prude to take a Buddah break
we got ESPers that let us bless with fresh shit
undetected by yes men questing for
five fleeting nanoseconds of fame
protecting the brain from conspiracies
against my cosmos
while I float to Neo-Tokyo with opio
or discuss combusitible rust clusters with plus
evade cyber police in a computer crib
confuse the kids
but I can make the kickin' rhymes that's sacred
telepathic mind that takes its greatness from the matrix
ESPer rhyme professor
rushes in ultra pressures with correction measures
while half the world's a desert
cannibals eat human brains for dessert
buried under deap dirt, mobility innert
I insert these codes for the cataclysm
ever since I had the vision use my magnitism
in this modern metropolis they tries to lock us up
under preposterous laws thats not for us
yo it's 3030,
I want yall to meet deltron zero, and automator
Born as Steven Gray, Adyashanti studied Zen for 14 years under the guidance of his Zen teacher Arvis Joen Justi. Arvis was a student of Taizan Maezumi Roshi of the Zen Center of Los Angeles before he requested that she teach. Adyashanti was regularly sent by Arvis to Zen sesshins, where he also studied under Jakusho Kwong Roshi of the San Francisco Zen Center.
At age 25 he began experiencing a series of transformative spiritual awakenings and eventually Bodhi, better known as enlightenment in the west. His teachings and basic world view suggest nondualism and thus teaches the liberation of beings from the illusion of separation, also known as maya (illusion). This is a classic eastern ideology familiar to both Buddhism and Hinduism.
The basic concept of this ideology is that humans tend to identify with a sense of self that is essentially not real, or sometimes called empty. The Buddha called this idea no-self, or anatta. Suffering is thus said to be caused by the belief in a separate self that seems to be divided from the world. If someone was to realize that they, as an individually isolated self, was not real, but that there is only one being, known as Buddha-nature in Buddhism or Brahman in Advaita Vedanta, then they would be awakened to the true nature of their being, oneness. To have such an awakening is to realize that there is no me and no other, there is only one. One being, one universe, one everything. Suffering, however, does not necessarily end here. After an awakening it is suggested that there is often a long process of embodiment where the old beliefs of the body and mind, sometimes called samskaras, gradually yield to the new understanding of one's true nature. Spontaneous Awakening and Falling Away are two great audiobooks I recommend.
Adyashanti: What is Enlightenment?
"...In the end spirituality is not about watching the breath. It's about waking up from the dream of separateness to the truth of unity."
"There is only life living itself, life seeing itself, life hearing itself, life meeting itself as each moment."
"The proof that there was something wrong was that I wasn't spiritually awakened. If there was nothing wrong then I would be spiritually awakened... Little did I know that the whole sense that there was something wrong was being totally grasped by the clutches of ego, that was ego. There was somehow something deficient, that idea itself was ego and had led to innumerable egoic episodes. Egocentered narratives in the novel of my life. Even with the sense of neutrality there was this unconscious thread that there was something wrong... And if there's a definition of ego, there's one definition of ego that has some real truth to it, it is: there's something wrong...
I'm not awake, I'm not spiritually enlightened, because there's something wrong. if there wasn't something wrong I would be enlightened you see. So this idea, this felt experience, actually is a big part of what ego is you see. Cause if there's nothing wrong, all the self-contradiction just falls away. Which is of course what it does when we awaken to our true nature. And we see from the eyes of spirit rather than from the eyes of mind. From the eyes of spirit there is nothing wrong. There is nothing wrong with you, with them. This was quite a surprise, there was actually nothing wrong." (Falling Away)
Writings - Audio - Video
Friday, June 6, 2008
Royksopp - What Else Is There?
Another superb song resonating Mind Control. In the video we see the singer floating surreal as if her life is a dream, we see floating houses like in the Wizard of Oz another mind control favorite. A sitting dog which doesn't budge representing the obedient pet, shadow work. More alternate reality symbolized by white blood marking the road. Displacement. Biting from the apple as fairy tales are another form of mind control. She's looking at a different version of herself across the table and holding her later. In the end the apple turns hairy and the video closes with floating houses, maybe representing the different forced personalities.
As for the lyrics, the flashlights, nightmares and sudden explosions say a lot. The roads are getting nearer, we (my personalities) cover distance but not together (as they are shut off from each other). I don't know what more to ask for, says the mind controlled slave "happy" with what she's got, not knowing anything else. It's about you and the Sun, well that's pretty blatant. The story of my maker what I have and ache for, I mean shit, that's over the top blatant. A golden ear, absorbing all put into her. If I am the storm and the wonder, the personality that is meant to rise above is portrayed as better than what was. There is no room where I can go, out of fear or out of incapability they are unable to see the trauma based memories. You have secrets too, probably about the handlers or simply redeeming herself. I was given just one wish, who knows how some are lured into this BS. Here are the lyrics:
It was me on that road
But you couldn`t see me
Too many lights out, but nowhere near here
It was me on that road
Still you couldn`t see me
And then flashlights and explosions
Roads are getting nearer
We cover distance but not together
I am the storm and I am the wonder
And the flashlights, nigthmares
And sudden explosions
I don't know what more to ask for
I was given just one wish
It's about you and the sun
A morning run
The story of my maker
What I have and what I ache for
I`ve got a golden ear
And cut and I spear
What else is there?
Roads are getting nearer
We cover distance still not together
If I am the storm if I am the wonder
Will I have flashlights, nightmares, sudden explosions
There is no room where I can go and
You`ve got secrets too
I don`t know what more to ask for
I was given just one wish
If you want to explore more from this band and mind control, conveniently check out Royksopp's Only this moment: video & lyrics.
Lateral thinking is a term coined by Edward de Bono, a Maltese psychologist, physician, and writer. He defines it as a technique of problem solving by approaching problems indirectly at diverse angles
instead of concentrating on one approach at length.
Vertical thinking is digging the same hole deeper.
Lateral thinking is trying again elsewhere.
"We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them." Albert Einstein
"Traditional thinking is all about 'what is;' Future thinking will also need to be about what can be." Edward deBono
Tool - Lateralus
With my feet upon the ground I move myself between the sounds
and open wide to suck it in, I feel it move across my skin
I'm reaching up and reaching out
I'm reaching for the random or whatever will bewilder me
whatever will bewilder me
And following our will and wind we may just go where no one's been
We'll ride the spiral to the end and may just go where no one's been
Thursday, June 5, 2008
This series of conversations is on the topic called the 8 Circuit Brain model. It is something that Timothy Leary first brought into the western consciousness. Later, Robert Anton Wilson in his book Prometheus Rising gave it a more wide spread appeal, and Antero in his book AngelTech provided a more hands-on approach to the same model.
This conversation covers the following topics:
- Timothy Leary, Robert Anton Wilson, and Antero Alli - comparing approaches
- Language as a magical act - evoking experiences through the use of language
- Writing of Robert Anton Wilson
- Interactions of lower and upper circuits
- 1 & 5: anchor / stabilize your survival needs before you can safely experience bliss, and experience it longer. Get high, but remember to pay rent and stuff the fridge.
- Each upper circuit contains a specific shock to the system. The shock of circuit 5 is the shock of ecstasy. Circuit 6 - the shock of freedom.
- 2 & 6: develop emotional connections before opening up circuit six. Vision without compassion is cruelty.
- 3 & 7: the rational mind has a need to come up with new words and symbols to convey the experience of the shock of unity of the 7th circuit.
Radical Change Group
A visually stunning movie and again related to Mind Control. Here is the Synchromystic write up by PseudOccult Media, which has amazing synchromystic roundups of observances in the media.
MirrorMask: Josefine Cronholm - Close to You
Check out the unrelated comments for a free display in online paranoia & sadness!
This is a long but fascinating article, if you want more information you can check out The Truth About the Entertainment Industry by Wes Penre. You can download the linked book Chasing Phantoms by Carissa Conti. The book Unshackled by former Mind Control victim Kathleen Sullivan is available on googlebooks to read online. And earlier posted book The Illuminati Formula Used to Create an Undetectable Total Mind Controlled Slave by Cisco Wheeler and Fritz Springmeier.
Thanks to PseudOccult media for all of this!
School of Fish - Three Strange Days
This Mind Control related music video includes Masonic checkered floors, pillars, alternate realities, displacement, windows and doors. Karma, if that flawed concept exists (to which I'm open to, I freaking hope it does as I see little or no justice - just ice - in this reality), is a bitch as the singer of this band was rewarded with testicular cancer and instead of winning the Tour de France died instead at age 32. I will have post(s) explaining more about mind control later today. Here are the lyrics, I won't explain them as I find it pretty blatant enough to grasp right away and the article later will be much more clear. Tomorrow I will analyze another song's music video and lyrics extensively though making much more clear to the beginners. (of which I am one too!).
For three strange days
I had no obligations
My mind was a blur
I did not know what to do
I think I lost myself
When I lost my motivation
Now I'm walking 'round the city
Just waiting to come to
For three strange...
For three strange days
I couldn't put a smile on my face
So they dressed me up in all of their clothes
And took me somewhere else
Johnny Clueless was there
With his simulated wood grain
So I pulled up a chair
And started drinking by myself
For three strange...
I've got to make it through
No matter what it takes
Oh I've got to make it through
These strange days
I lay down for a while
And I woke up on the ocean
Floating on my back
And staring at the gray
It was completely still
Except the pounding of my heart
Bringing me back to life
From three strange days
Three strange days
Three strange days
Would you have sex with her? Neither would Bill.
The NYPD and the Secret Service shut down an art exhibition across the street from the New York Times building earlier this morning. The show's title was "The Assassination of Hillary Clinton/The Assassination of Barack Obama" This is today's "Thing most assured of getting in the tabloids tomorrow." The artist, Yazmany Arboleda, says his project is really about the media—he's definitely good at getting media attention, at least. He's even set up a website for each candidate's assassination (uh, in the media).
Pink Floyd - Shine on You Crazy Diamond
Remember when you were young?
You shined like the sun...
SHINE ON YOU CRAZY DIAMOND!
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
* Circuit 3: symbolic-conceptual intelligence
o Signs of getting stuck in circuit 3: "parroting", quoting other sources, but not having it come from you. Stuck at absorbtion, without proper integration.
o The aim of 3rd circuit is communication - real communication, making you think.
o Being logical is not the same as thinking
* Circuit 4: ability to get along with people
o People are unpredictable, for the most part. Ability to live with this unpredictability
o Confidence of C-4 is whether you are likable
o The vehicle for C-4: the ego personality
o Annoyance as an indicator of unfulfilled needs / points of growth
* Circuit 5: somatic intelligence; somatic opening to present time, living in the present, opening to all 5 senses.
o Like circuit 1, only with awareness. Getting high.
o Various practices can do it (meditation, etc.). If you live long enough, it tends to open up eventually, like any other circuit.
o Charisma: transmission of integrated circuit 5. Certain amount of performance on stage produces charisma.
* Circuit 6:
o The central nervous system becomes self-aware.
o The energy body / double / aura
* Circuit 7: Mytho-poetic, genetic intelligence
o This is where things become genuinely weird
o Existing conditions that are shared among the immediate family members
* Circuit 8: non-local
o Out of body experiences, near-death experiences
o Finding non-locality in your experience, beyond the confines of time and space
o What Antero calls "Void"
o Connections between circuits 1-5, 2-6, 3-7, 4-8
Radical Change Group
In the town of Ica, Peru there is a unique collection of over 11,000 stones (with much more known to exist) that were collected, organized, and analyzed by the late Dr. Javier Cabrera Darquea. His home has become a museum for these strange artifacts, which are engraved with scenes of an ancient people, and are believed to be an encyclopedia of ancient knowledge. Amazingly, some of the (series of) scenes show things which are wholly anachronistic, including man interacting with dinosaurs, advanced technology, performing complex medical procedures (brain surgeries, heart transplants, genetic experimentation, etc.), flying machines, androgynous creatures, depictions of the Earth's continents as they were millions of years in the past...
The stones depict a means of overcoming rejection of organs that are just now being utilized by modern medicine. Shown in a series of carvings are the isolation and extraction of cellular material in a pregnant woman's placenta with the reintroduction into the transplant patient to eliminate the possibility of rejection. Artificial life support systems are featured using an unknown energy that seems to be conveyed through the surgeons themselves. There is work with genetic codes and the prolongation of life. Blood vessels are shown being reconnected via re-absorption tubes utilizing the natural regeneration of cells. There are descriptions of cesarean section with acupuncture as a form of anesthesia.
Label everything we can't explain as a hoax!
An unfortunate branding of the stones as a hoax early on has dissuaded what little genuine scientific curiousity made it past the barriers of the status quo. However, it is the opinion of Dr. Cabrera and others that the stones are indeed genuine, and that their antiquity is proof of a previously unknown ancient civilization whose existance has been lost to history. All that remains is a record of their knowledge, carved in stone (the only medium that could survive for thousands of years). If the message of the stones can be fully deciphered and accepted, it will change our understanding of ancient man, and re-write the history books in a big way.
Because they are rocks and contain no organic material, Carbon-14 dating cannot be used. The stones themselves are composed of andesite, a very hard mineral that would make etching quite difficult with primitive tools. They are covered with a natural varnish that is created by bacteria over thousands of years. The etching is made by scraping away this dark varnish to reveal the lighter mineral beneath. According to some reports, examinations of the stones show that the grooves of the etchings also bear traces of additional varnish, however, indicating that they are very old.
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
From the creator of Lost.
What if science could exceed our imagination?
What if the unimaginable became reality?
"I've been trained for a lot, hostage crisis, chemical attacks,... What I've been seing recently, I'm scared, I just wanna go back to before."
"I don't think you can."
Hat tip to TechnOccult
Great first part of a podcast trilogy, will be posting the other parts tomorrow and the day after to hopefully tune in the most listeners. Featuring a great intro to the 8 Circuit model, the first 2 circuits and much more. Antero Alli, the author of Angel Tech, is such a great resource for the consciousness community, and so is Radical Change Group, check out their huge free archive of podcasts on Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Language, Business, Leadership, Mythology, and Spirituality. Subscribe to their podcasts here!
From the site: Today we are starting an exciting new series of conversations with an author, a ritualist, a film maker, a dramatist, and astrologer, and a theater director Antero Alli. These series of conversations are near and dear both to our hearts, and to the work that Antero does.
Antero Alli was born in 1952 in Helsinki, Finland. He is an author of such books as AngelTech, Towards an Archeology of the Soul, Astrologic, the Vertical Oracle, and the Akashic Record Player. His deep background in theatre and paratheatre has resulted in numerous original performance works since 1977, and he’s currently the artistic director of ParaTheatrical ReSearch - a Berkeley based group of trained physical performers exploring asocial ritual dynamics. Since 1991 Antero has been writing, directing and producing his own films which include 6 feature functions, 3 paratheatre video documents, and about 20 short works.
This series of conversations is on the topic called the 8 Circuit Brain model. It is something that Timothy Leary first brought into the western consciousness, and later Robert Anton Wilson in his book Prometheus Rising gave it a more wide spread appeal. It was further developed by Antero in his book “Angel Tech”.
This conversation covers the following topics:
- History and introduction to the 8-circuit brain model
- Absorb, Integrate, Transmit: Intelligence Increase
- Embracing humility, flaws & paradox on the human journey
- Circuit 1: Bio-Survival intelligence
- Circuit 2: Emotional-Territorial intelligence
- Direct experience
- Meeting the needs of the second circuit