Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Floating World Web of Terence McKenna

Radical Change Group: The 8 Circuit Brain Model, part 2 - conversations with Antero Alli

The 2nd part of this conversation covers the following topics:

* 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
o Chakras
* 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

What Drug Should I Try Quiz

George Harrison

"It is one of our perennial problems, whether there is actually a God. From the Hindu point of view each soul is divine. All religions are branches of one big tree. It doesn't matter what you call Him just as long as you call. Just as cinematic images appear to be real but are only combinations of light and shade, so is the universal variety a delusion. The planetary spheres, with their countless forms of life, are naught but figures in a cosmic motion picture. One's values are profoundly changed when he is finally convinced that creation is only a vast motion picture and that not in, but beyond, lies his own ultimate reality."

George Harrison

Daily Dedroidify: Ica Stones: Encyclopedia of Ancient Knowledge?

Daily Dedroidify: Ica Stones: Encyclopedia of Ancient Knowledge?

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...

How Advanced?
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.