Saturday, May 31, 2008

Alex Grey: The Vast Expanse

I acknowledge the privilege of being alive in a human body at this moment, endowed with senses, memories, emotions, thoughts, and the space of mind in its wisdom aspect;

It is the prayer of my innermost being to realize my supreme identity in the liberated play of consciousness, the Vast Expanse; Now is the moment, Here is the place of Liberation;

Witness the contents of mind, the visions and sounds, the thoughts, as clouds passing through the Vast Expanse - the skylike nature of mind; The rootedness of Being is in emptiness, clarity and awareness: Unborn, unspoilt, stainlessly pure;

The infinite vibratory levels, the dimensions of interconnectedness are without end; There is nothing independent; All beings and things are residents in your awareness;

I subject my awareness to the perfection of being, the perfection of wisdom and perfection of love, all of these being co-present in the Vast Expanse; I share this panorama of Being and appreciate all I can share it with;

The seamless interweaving of awareness with each moment creates perfection wherever you go; That is why this teaching is admired by artists - they sense the correctness of the response to life as creative;

Life is infinite creative play; Enjoyment and participation in this creative play is the artist's profound joy; We coauthor every moment with universal creativity;

To bare our souls is all we ask, to give all we have to life and the beings surrounding us; Here the nature spirits are intense and we appreciate them, make offerings to them - these nature spirits who call us here - sealing our fate with each other, celebrating our love;

I am an intersecting kaleidoscope of Being in a rainbow refractive wave pattern: A corpuscle of light on the ocean; the transparency of my body with the rocks; sometimes the only way to summarize my feelings is to draw - to collapse the frenzy in my limbs enough to make a mark out of profound appreciation for my existence;

Share your presence with others, no boundaries, completely, openly, lovingly; Love is what makes us alive, that is why we feel so alive when we love; Service is being available to love; Life is the combustion of love; That we love ourselves here, that is the true magnificence in the mountains of being;

We are constantly drawing the line between love and not love - enter into the Nonduality Zone; All judgements dissolve in the Vast Expanse;

It's as though we are co-conspirators of consciousness - everyone, everywhere, everywhen, mixing up our openable minds; It's as though we could gather clouds in the sky and people into our lives; Like an eruption of consciousness, we discover the most important force is love;

Experience yourself as the Source and appreciate every moment as perfection; Sunrise - Sunset; Thank you, thank you, Creator, Profound unstoppable connectedness of all beings, Pattern to everything, most radical no-thing, the Vast Expanse;

Alex Grey

August 22, 1994

Jesus Christ!

Following up on the earlier Acharya S video I'd like to ask you how you are down with JC? As usual, I don't know what's going on, but I have some ideas of which none take priority. If Jesus never existed I consider planet Earth an experiment in ignorance lol, what a cosmic joke that would be, there is of course very little reliable unbiased historical evidence to support the man was alive at the time. It's possible Jay-Zeus didn't exist at all and the esoteric secret societies enjoyed crafting religions using the same archetypes, and an unhealthy amount of Solar Symbolism, as the supreme mind control tool. [If you haven't investigated comparative religion yet, you're in for a treat, you can start with the Pharmacratic Inquisition which was the source material for Zeitgeist's first segment.]
It's also possible Jesus was a man who achieved enlightenment (by spiritual practice or whatever), and the mess that was the beginning of Christianity, included religion crafting by esoteric folks who were more interested in controlling the flock than Jesus his message. Either way, with the birth of Christianity as a religion came the dark ages, I'm sure the universe still can't get over how the Gnostic view of Christianity gave way to the BS we know now.
It's also possible Jesus was an incarnation of a line of 'supergods' (Who does this face remind you of? I know!) as Maurice Cotterell calls them, also including the Mayan Pacal, Krishna, Mohammed, Tutankhamun [See Cotterell's lecture for a primer on this, for instance: the feathered (or winged) serpent of the Mayas was Pacal, hmm what's that on Tut's third eye?], Buddha and many more. Strains of Gnosticism back up Cotterell's view as they saw Jesus as an embodiment of the supreme being who became incarnate to bring gnosis to the earth.
In others he was thought to be a gnosis teacher.
And yet others, nothing more than a man.
I once discussed Jesus with someone who was also into some conspiracy and consciousness research, he had 'once read' that there was a jewish resistance fighter at around the same time of Jesus and because of that he believed they just brushed up his story, again his BS made the conversation not quite so interesting as his idea was of course the only valid one. (Anyone else know this resistance fighter?).
It's also possible and likely entheogens were one of the major keys in religion (along with astrotheology), as you're gonna need some moment of gnosis to find out what's going on, spiritual techniques, the symbolist language and so on, if no supreme being 'incarnated'. (Check out the work of John Allegro and James Arthur).
Another possibility is secret societies with timeless knowledge continue to steer world affairs from behind the scenes, using their power of knowledge, molding religions and belief systems to further their causes. So Jesus could be just a mish mash of different myths as most religions are anyway.
Or the historical Jesus could have been of thé bloodline, and staged a holy personality to win the sentiments of the people, as Moses could have done with the Jews, and he didn't die on the cross but was nurtured back to health. And he did or did not go to India to study spiritual matters there.
As for the last one, ancient astronauts, extraterrestrial/extradimensional beings could have made up everything, using their symbolist language & lifestyle matrix to keep us in the material world, keep us from evolving and fulfilling our potential so we can be 'useful' to them.
Where what starts and what begins I have no clue, and language kinda sucks so you can take any part of a phrase and cut and paste it with any part for all I care, but I think it's a mesh of some or all these things together. You only have to have made up your mind already and a lazy investigator to not see that all religions are exoteric symbolical languages that all tell the same esoteric story. Oh and you can throw in another version with goody ancient astronauts thrown in the mix too.
I have not accepted Jesus as my personal saviour as that position is already taken by me. I'm sure I'll be forgiven should this be a mistake, Jesus seems like a cool dude.
If you have any other ideas feel free to comment, and let me know who you see in this picture. (it's George W. Bush...)

The Aristocracy Unveiled

The Aristocracy Unveiled

Acharya S Debunks the Debunkers

Acharya S Debunks the Debunkers

Acharya S, known from 'the Christ conspiracy', debunks the Zeitgeist debunkers which are usually biased towards Christian or other highly filtering belief systems.

Thanks Secret Sun

Daily Dedroidify: Lady

There was a young lady named Bright
Whose speed was much faster than light;
She departed one day
In a relative way
And returned on the previous night.

Inflicted by Arthur Henry Reginald Buller, in the December 19, 1923 issue of Punch (from Robert Anton Wilson: Cosmic Trigger)

Saturday Saturn/Satan Day

Saturn. Carrying a sickle, Father Time, or an ear of corn [seeding]. Dragon - Snake= coiling or spiraling DNA. Omega=Endings. Wings= return to higher levels of consciousness above clouds. (And six pointed wheel spoke.)

Saturday was named no later than the second century for the planet (Saturn), which controlled the first hour of that day according to Vettius Valens. The planet was named for the Roman god of agriculture Saturn. It has been called dies Saturni ("Saturn's Day"), through which from it entered into Old English as Sæternesdæg and gradually evolved into the word "Saturday".

Saturday is the only day of the week in which the English name comes from Roman mythology. The English names of all of the other days of the week come from Anglo-Saxon polytheism. In India, Saturday is Shanivar, based on Shani, the Vedic God manifested in the planet Saturn. In the Thai solar calendar of Thailand, the day is named from the Pali word for Saturn, and the color associated with Saturday is purple. The Celtic languages also name this day for Saturn: Irish an Satharn or dia Sathuirn, Scottish Gaelic Disathairne, Welsh dydd Sadwrn, Breton disadorn.

In Scandinavian countries, Saturday is called Lördag or Löverdag etc., the name being derived from the old word laugr (hence Icelandic name Laugardagur), meaning bath, thus Lördag equates to bath-day. This is due to the Viking usage of bathing on Saturdays. (No laughing, I have viking blood and since I haven't bathed for a week don't make me come stink up your place :p)

Other languages use a derived form of 'Sabbath'.

In astrology, Saturn is called the Judge. Saturn is a dark symbolic planet, as researchers like Jordan Maxwell and Michael Tsarion have pointed out. Judges wear the black saturnian robes, and sit on a bench, which is derived latin from Bank. In dutch, the rechter (judge) works at a rechtbank (literally: right-bank, the court) - because the judge is owned by the Bank(ers).
The judge rules for the bank, sits on his Bench in Court. Games are played on COURTS, like TENNIS and they use a RAQUET. Because it is a game to them. A Raquet. A laugh for them.

I know the sun is usually associated with the all seeing eye, but you have to admit that's a pretty nice Saturn eye too right here.

The Six pointed star, also known as the Star of David, the Merkabah and so on, is actually the star of Saturn. Satan. The Christian site linked goes as far to say "The six pointed star is associated with the worship of Saturn. Therefore, the beast is Saturn (Satan) and his mark is the 6-pointed star." Oh snap, 666.
I wonder about the Merkabah teachings - though I realize its symbolism doesn't necessarily be related, let's explore this for a while. The Merkabah includes receiving energy through feet and head, some say these are not advised means of practice and I ask the readers what their informed opinion is on this?
The next link is a forum thread, found in a google search (site title turns me off though the forum members seem skeptical enough), is in dutch but Swerdlow quotes are in english and marked blue: Stuart Swerdlow who I'm kinda weary of too, suggests Drunvalo Melchizedek & Bob Frissell are disinfo and the Merkaba is a weakening technique, one person testifies directly having negative experiences, though it isn't backed up. They also states that Icke warns against such practices, but I'm not sure about that myself.That being said, either Swerdlow is disinfo (as is suggested in the thread, of course) or we have a belief system and assumptions/beliefs for truth issue as usual. They also talk about wingmakers and wether or not that's disinfo.
A Jewish author claims "The Star of David is not of Jewish origin - and the ancient Israelites never used it as their religious symbol"

The opening section of this link has even more goodies: Chinese and Japanese culture designate the planet Saturn with "Earth Star." This is based on Five Elements which was traditionally used to classify natural elements.
Cronus was the ruling Titan who came to power by castrating his Father Uranus. His wife was Rhea. There offspring were the first of the Olympians. To insure his safety Cronus ate each of the children as they were born. This worked until Rhea, unhappy at the loss of her children, tricked Cronus into swallowing a rock, instead of Zeus. When he grew up Zeus would revolt against Cronus and the other Titans, defeat them, and banish them to Tartarus in the underworld.
Cronus managed to escape to Italy, where he ruled as Saturn. The period of his rule was said to be a golden age on Earth, honored by the Saturnalia feast.
Beginning on December 17 of each year, during the festival known as the Saturnalia, the Golden Age (Alchemy of Consciousness) was restored for seven days. All business stopped and executions and military operations were postponed. It was a period of goodwill, devoted to banquets and the exchange of visits and gifts. A special feature of the festival was the freedom given to slaves, who during this time had first place at the family table and were served by their masters.
Cronus - Chronology - Movement through linear time ... Humanity's time table in the 'X' Box (If anyone can explain this to me, please do! 2 consoles in this post, Sega Saturn and the X-Box ;p). Cronus is occasionally portrayed as a Reptilian.
Read on here at Crystalinks.

The title 'Saturday Night Fever', kinda gets a more sinister tone :p.

Saturn in astrology: Ringed planet at the end of our sight, Saturn is the limit. He restricts, binds, teaches and holds. He is the doorway of death, but only through death can we live. He presents the final exam, and we must pass the exam to pass through the door. Without Saturn we would not learn. Jupiter and Saturn describe the essence of balance. He shows where we are blocked from fear, and must learn discipline and patience. He shows the aspects of life we cling the most dearly to, yet must learn to transcend and release. He is Father Time.

Circuit 6 Neurogenetic, Morphogenetic Field (according to RAW, this is usually circuit 7 in summaries on my sites) Saturn/Satan. (Yesterday Lucifer, today Satan).

Binah, Understanding and awareness in the Kabbalah.

Added: Oops, I forgot about Satan, Damn you Satan! This day was scheduled and so will tomorrow, so sorry about some faults and details. The preview isn't all that sometimes, I think I corrected most though. I will post a large post on him later. Btw, isn't this funny how westerners like to blame the Judeo-Christian god for a lot, why don't ever say 'satandamn!' I remember when I was an atheist in Catholic High School (if you haven't been through the brainwashing in lower grades, it's pretty f'd up :p) I was having more trouble with God than Satan, I guess we like to take it to the biggest authority ;p.