Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Spin by Brian Springer

Spin by Brian Springer

Brian Springer examines media bias and spin during the 1992 election year. They still use the same tricks. The documentary captures the behind-the-scenes maneuverings of politicians and newscasters in the early 1990s. Decent candidate gets excluded like Ron Paul. Pat Robertson banters about "homos," Al Gore learns how to avoid abortion questions, George Bush talks to Larry King about halcyon, Larry King suggests to Bill Clinton that Ted Turner may "serve him." -- All presuming they're off camera. Composed of 100% unauthorized satellite footage, Spin is a surreal expose of media-constructed reality. (You can find it on YouTube too if Googlevideo is too slow.)

John C. Lilly audio & video

John C. Lilly, M.D., was a consciousness pioneer, mind and brain researcher, author, trained psychoanalyst, neuroscientist, inventor, cetaceans and dolphin researcher. His interspecies communication research inspired the film Day of the Dolphin. He worked extensively in biophysics, computer theory, and electronics. He invented the isolation tank to understand how the brain works in sensory deprivation. He explores inner consciousness and psychoactive substances, and inspired the film Altered States. He considered his book, Programming and Metaprogramming the Human Biocomputer, his most original work. He was a founding Director of the Association for Cultural Evolution.

Somebody buy all this stuff and put it online, now :p

Man summons UFO on camera

Man summons UFO on camera

This is what Steven Greer & his people said they could do but didn't find necessary to get on tape lol. The vid is pretty damn cool though, I can't believe how old it is and that I haven't seen it before.

"What the flying saucers are doing is erroding faith in science, they are an antidote to the scientific paradigm that has evolved over the past 400 years and which has led us to the brink of global catastrophe."
Terence Mckenna

"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."
Terence McKenna

STI - Search for Terrestrial Intelligence

"I think I got off on the wrong planet. Beam me up Scotty, there's no rational life here." 
Robert Anton Wilson

You may have heard about SETI - Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence. An equally futile enterprise might be STI - Search for Terrestrial Intelligence, lol. Every single day, but especially today, I witnessed the 'uncomfortable comfort zone habit operating system' take priority over what was just the right, easy thing to do. Incredible. Sometimes I feel like I'm stuck in a robot factory watching all that programming in action.

"Well, if droids could think, there'd be none us of here, would there?"
Obi-Wan Kenobi

Obi-Wan makes sense of it all though, if we'd be intelligent enough we could have evolved out of here already, and the bright side of duality: yesterday, I suggested to someone simply changing perception regarding 'a problem' they had, and they were able to right away, not even a 'yes, but!', so that was excellent dedroidifying. The guy even saw visual flashes of the conditioning moments that lead him to have that opinion in the first place, something I have too and sometimes do as an exercise. The universe continues to baffle me, so yin yang, hehe:

"The universe is an intelligence test."
Timothy Leary

Wednesday Mercury/Wodan's Day

The name comes from the Middle English Wednes dei, which is from Old English Wēdnes dæg, meaning the day of the Norse god Woden (Wodan) who was a god of the Anglo-Saxons in England until about the 7th century. Wōden, together with Norse Odin represented a development of a Proto-Germanic god, Wōdanaz. Who is in all likelihood identical with Mercury. Wēdnes dæg is like the Old Norse Oðinsdagr ("Odin's day"), which is an early translation of the Latin dies Mercurii ("Mercury's day"), and reflects the widespread association of Woden with Mercury going back to Tacitus.

In Romance languages it is derived from the name of the Roman god Mercury: mercredi (French), mercoledì (Italian), miércoles (Spanish), miercuri (Romanian), dimecres (Catalan), dies Mercurii (Latin). Similarly, in most of the Indian Languages the name for Wednesday, Buddhavar is derived from the Vedic name for Mercury, Buddha.
Buddh is also used in Urdu. Russian does not use pagan names but instead uses sredá, meaning "middle," similar to the German Mittwoch. Likewise, Portuguese uses the word quarta-feira, meaning "fourth day."

Cultural reference: An English language idiom for Wednesday is "hump day", a reference to making it through to the middle of the work week as getting "over the hump." (rofl)

According to the Hebrew Bible, Wednesday is the day when the Sun and Moon were created.

Circuit 3 Rational Semantic Logical Conceptual. Blue Throat Chakra communication. Wodan/ Hermes/ Mercury, messenger of the gods among many other things. In ancient Babylon, Mercury was associated with the god Nabu, the divine scribe and god of wisdom.

Mercury has influenced the name of a number of things in a variety of scientific fields, such as the planet Mercury, and the element mercury. The word mercurial is commonly used to refer to something or someone erratic, volatile or unstable, derived from Mercury's swift flights from place to place.
In astrology: Mercury is the planet of the mind, intellect and communication. In a natal chart, the aspects and position of Mercury show the ways in which subjects use their minds and how they get their message across to others. In tarot, Mercury is usually associated with the Magician. Quickness of mind and spirit, learning the basics, the ability to handle several things at once, mental control over the environment.

Hod, Splendour and Thought in the Kabbalah.

Daily Dedroidify: Piri Reis map

Daily Dedroidify: Piri Reis map

In 1929, a group of historians found an amazing map drawn on a gazelle skin, which showed continents people had never seen before! The map accurately depects longitude, something the Europeans were only capable of doing in the 18th century, and it is a 16th century map!

Research showed that it was a genuine document drawn in 1513 by Piri Reis, a famous admiral of the Turkish fleet in the sixteenth century. His passion was cartography. His high rank within the Turkish navy allowed him to have a privileged access to the Imperial Library of Constantinople. The Turkish admiral admits in a series of notes on the map that he compiled and copied the data from a large number of source maps, some of which dated back to the 4th century BC or earlier.

The Piri Reis map shows the western coast of Africa, the eastern coast of South America, and the northern coast of Antarctica. The northern coastline of Antarctica is perfectly detailed. The most puzzling however is not so much how Piri Reis managed to draw such an accurate map of the Antarctic region 300 years before it was discovered, but that the map shows the coastline under the ice. Geological evidence confirms that the latest date Queen Maud Land could have been charted in an ice-free state is 4000 BC! And we only know Queen Maud Land's true configuration since 1949! (adapted from ('Ik reis' means 'I travel' (verb) & 'reis' = 'journey' in dutch/flemish) (Again I'm not saying this is a conspiracy with this label, I'm hinting at a possibility, perhaps I should start a mystery label ;p)