Monday, May 26, 2008

Poll

I've put up a poll in the sidebar (you can vote for multiple answers!) to see how you are liking the blog content, you can post comments here too to ask for stuff not in the poll. Or suggest people or content I haven't mentioned here yet or often so I can learn from you too :). Thanks!

Stewart Swerdlow - History of Mind Control


Stewart Swerdlow - History of Mind Control

A lecture during a storm and you can see the lightning through the window, which gives it a pretty cool effect. Though sometimes I wonder where the line between belief systems and truth is drawn with researchers like this, I like exploring their different reality tunnels to challenge catma.

2 comments from the google video page:
"it was going pretty well until he started saying that Leary, Ginsberg et al were all working for the PTB along with most of the rock stars of the 60s & 70s." Tribal Oscillator

"yeah, the crap he spews at lennon, leary, morrison, et al, is such nonsense he is lucky he isn't living in a mental hospital .. he is just making this s**t up .. who knows where the lies end & the truth begins he is a mind controller himself spewing his own fear tactics .. he is probably being used by the illuminati himself." Blyleven

I have to say I call bullshit too at first catma glance. Alan Watt (not Watts) says similar things and was unconvincing too. How liberating information, entheogens & techniques can be mind control is beyond me, though obviously there is a lot of crappy stuff around too in the New Age, Spirituality, and so on, it doesn't negate the good. He apparently doesn't discard all consciousness material, though it's unclear from this lecture what his stances are. I'm willing to explore this further if anyone has convincing information of how mysticism could be used against us. (Which apparently isn't Watt or Swerdlow).

Psychic Witness

Digital TV is getting big in Belgium and we recently have the Discovery Channel (a few of them) and I gotta say the programming is way better than National Geographic (Air Crash Investigation :p). I saw a great episode of this show Psychic Witness yesterday.

They are the secret weapon in the investigative arsenal. The last resort for desperate families. The downfall of some of the most heinous criminals. They are forensic psychics, and their growing role in crime fighting is real. Follow along as detectives across the country turn to the uncanny abilities of psychics and solve the most baffling crimes with their help. Through dramatic re-enactments, stunning visual effects and interviews with actual participants, each episode of Psychic Witness tells two captivating stories straight from the case files of real cops — and real psychics.

The Science of Lost


Above Left: a Dharma Initiative logo. Right: Large Hadron Collider (CERN)

This Popular Mechanics article on “debunking” the science of Lost does little debunking and much fawning and speculating. (LOL, sounds like their work on "debunking" 9/11 conspiracy theories - they even had to cancel interviews because they were being hammered in debates. These guys actually make money? :p).
What I love about lost (inspired also by RAW and John Lilly!) is the weird science, the emerging consciousness, synchronicity, dharma & karma, the little hints and symbolism. I can't believe they're stretching this show until 2010 though.

Thanks very much Hatch 23

Dubai is Mordor


Mordor!

Don't you just love saying that? Mor-Dor, sounds a bit like Murder, it actually means Black Land or Land of Shadow in 2 of Tolkiens own created languages. (Btw, I highly recommend the Silmarillion to learn about the beginning of the LOTR world, including the mythology. I read this before I was interested in belief systems and comparative religion etc, so that says a lot!) That tower in the mist is pretty insane.

"One does not simply walk into Mordor." Boromir

Thanks Atlantean Times

Monday Moon/Mani Day

The name of the day's origins revolve mostly around the moon, which in turn gets its name from Mani (Old English Mona), the Germanic moon god. Similarly, the names in Latin-based languages such as the Italian name (Lunedì), the French name (lundi), the Spanish name (lunes), and the Romanian name (Luni) come from the Latin name for moon, luna. In most of the Indian Languages, the word for Monday is Somvar, with Soma being the Sanskrit name for the moon. The Japanese word for Monday is getsuyōbi (月曜日) which means day of the moon.

The earliest goddess seems to have been the moon goddess according to RAW (dunno bout that).

The Moon Tarot Card (though apparently according to the chakra link, the High Priestess is more appropriate in tarot, as the moon tarot card's planet is neptune, how logical is that :p. Third Eye Indigo Chakra.

I once had extra homework because when my teacher asked when she'd get my report I sang: Monday, monday, tada, tadada :p. Don't forget the Boomtown Rats with that silicon chip inside her head getting switched to overload.

I have no idea what I'm doing with this, I guess I'm pointing out stuff we usually take for granted or something. Partly inspired by this. Does that satisfy you? ;p

added: Thanks to zupakomputer for obnoxiously letting me know that the seven days also represent the 7 luminaries.

Daily Dedroidify: Some advice from Jack Black

Daily Dedroidify: Some advice from Jack Black

"If I was gonna say just one thing, I'd say set the artist free. I'm saying quit your day job. Now I know a lot of you here are saying: 'I can't quit my day job, I got kids to feed Jack'.

Quit ya day job, focus on your craft one time. Before it's all over, you've died, you've squandered it,
YOU FUCKIN' ROBOTS!"
Jack Black

Robot Circuitry