Thursday, August 7, 2008

The Symbolism of Naruto

This is a synchromystic write-up of the Symbolism of Naruto. There is a lot of truth hidden in fiction and Naruto is certainly one of these series. Synchromysticism is analyzing the esoteric (hidden knowledge) through the exoteric (mundane, popular media). I have put in "bold" and added links to what I think is important from what we can learn from this excellent anime.

Naruto: Opening theme nr 7 (Snorkel: Nami Kaze Satellite)

Nani wo mitsumeteiru darou? (What are you gazing at? :p)

Naruto the anime (cartoon - click here for my favorite animes) is based off the manga (comic) and was very popular in the beginning because of the fast paced character building action ninja extravaganza.

Naruto is fan-subbed by Dattebayo, a great link to consciousness reflecting itself, Dattebayo's slogan is "believe it", which is the basic translation of the suffix statement dattebayo that the bold Naruto commonly uses, another one: "we take internet seriously." The hilarious thing is they frequently pull pranks declaring Naruto is dropped, etc, this is an overview of their hilarious four year history. So they in their own way, promote "believing nothing" like this blog (believing involves little conscious thought!) and not taking our versions of reality too seriously ;).

In the world of Naruto, villages and countries have martial arts schools where they train from a very early age. Japanese mythology and other sources are used to influence a great list of characters. There are 3 main classifications of combat: Taijutsu, Ninjutsu and Genjutsu. Close-combat, Chakra (Chi) techniques and Illusionary techniques (a metaphor for controlling and dividing through belief systems and other illusion). There are five elemental powers in Naruto being Water, Fire, Earth, Wind and Lightning. These different kind of 'Chakra powers' (we have actual spiritual chakra centers) can be manipulated and combined as well into new elements. Interestingly there are also 'bloodline limit' techniques, that only certain bloodline families can do. (Like say, shapeshifting ;p). I wonder sometimes what could be possible if we trained from childhood in awareness and chi energy for generations. In Naruto, it means among many other things, that from a certain age most young teen ninjas can walk up trees and on water.

Naruto: Opening theme nr 7 Haruka Kanata

Uzumaki Naruto is the main protagonist in the anime and manga series. Naruto can mean "maelstrom,". The surname "Uzumaki" is a pun on "spiral", while "Uzumaki" refers to a three-dimensional spiral, like a whirlpool or vortex. A more accurate translation for spiral would be "Rasen." (His trademark move is the Rasengan). The Konoha leaf symbol is drawn with an arrow attached to a spiral, part of the seal on his abdomen is a spiral, the symbol on the back of his jacket and shoulders is a spiral, and one of his attacks is Rasengan, which means "Spiraling Sphere." "Uzumaki" can also mean "whirlpool," in reference to the Naruto whirlpool), named after the city of Naruto. Enough Stargate symbolism (symbolizes altered states of consciousness, 2012, etc) for you in a name? ;)

In the series Naruto is a boy who grows up in Konoha: which means 'Village Hidden among Tree Leaves'. Naruto is left out and shunned by the community as his body was used by the fourth Hokage (master ninja and leader of the village, the five faces of the Hokage are carved into the mountain rock like Mount Rushmore) to seal the Nine Tailed Fox Demon (The chakras are our own "seals" to unleash spiritual empowerment, and when the kundalini gets raised too fast it could indeed seem to resemble a demon ;p). A huge astral demon who nearly wiped out the village. Naruto has to work to temper this demon, just like we need to temper our ego and raise our consciousness (mentally and awareness wise), if we wish to overcome our own 'demons'.

Naruto earns the village's trust by his persistence, he even made it his dream to become Hokage one day. His strengths are his stamina and loyalty. His weaknesses are... temperance and intelligence lol. Great idea to use the main character as the main comic relief. Naruto's main technique is cloning, he can make up to a thousand or clones or something reminiscent of Agent Smith in the Matrix. (see first pic in post, a symbol that we all are the one, Neo, Naruto ;p) The one who is many once he realises his true power. He also uses a Chakra rotating technique to make a powerful energy ball called 'rasengan', a metaphor for being able to control your energy (and emotions), instead of it controlling you. In the heat of battle, Naruto develops a complicated relationship with the Astral Demon inside of him, he can tap some of its power, but the more he uses the more he loses himself and becomes the demon. When he's having this inner struggle we see him in a flooded mindspace with the Nine Tailed Fox behind a huge (star)gate.

Naruto's team mate and initial rival Sasuke has a similar technique to rasengan, but instead it's a manipulation of the Lightning element, called Chidori. Kundalini (chakra) energy is sometimes compared to a kind of electricity and lightning that runs up the spine to our different chakra centers. Kakashi, which means Scarecrow, their Sensei uses the chidori too.

Sasuke is from the Uchiha clan, who are able to use the bloodline Sharingan technique, which descended from the Byakugan (see later). The Sharingan does not automatically appear from birth in a user; instead, it will usually appear when the user is in a life-threatening situation, where the power of the Sharingan could save them. After this first appearance, the user can then call up the Sharingan any time they wish. The power of the Sharingan is judged through the number of tomoe in the eye, with a maximum of three in each. Symbolizing the Third Eye.

The Sharingan's first and most well-known ability is to memorize any technique that it witnesses. (in other words, it means a much more aware consciousness). The Sharingan's second ability is granting the user incredible clarity of perception, allowing them to track fast-moving objects with ease and even predict the subsequent movements of those objects. The Sharingan's third capability is a unique brand of hypnosis, that involves suggesting actions and thoughts to the opponent. It also allows for other forms of hypnotism, such as putting an opponent to sleep, replaying memories to someone else, creating various illusions to fool an opponent, or even controlling them.

Besides those, there's the heightened Mangekyo Sharingan technique, for which the eyes change shape to a 3 pointed Spiral. More stargate symbolism, which transport the victim into an altered state of whatever horrible dimensional prison the Sharingan user desires. Time and space are transcended so the victim can experience years of torture in a few minutes.

The biggest baddies in Naruto are the A-SS (;p A-SecretSociety, see link for real name which is taken from a special WW2 Battleship Destroyer class - spelling was changed here to reduce google image search results on my counter), a secret society (Obviously! As in real life we are also manipulated through secret societies operating through a pyramid structure where only the top knows what is really going on. There is even an A-member with a One Eyed face, the all-seeing-eye symbol of the "Illuminati" for example) of ninjas striving for ultimate power and rulership. Though not a single Ninja seems to be just 'evil', they all have their reasons, their imprints, their past, their belief system and their agendas (and thus their own form of "ignorance" which can be said to be the cause of much evil). Though the A-SecretSociety seem to be very much a powerhungry and greedy association, again as in real life. They are trying to collect the tailed demons inside bodies of kids like Naruto who houses the Nine Tailed Fox. The extraction is through an extensive ritual in which all members of A-SS join in, if necessary, they can astrally project if they are not able to be there physically. An interesting metaphor for secret societies trying to take our energy away from us, in all facets of the 'war on you'.

Orochimaru is the main villain, he tried to harvest the body of Itachi Uchiha of the A-SS, Naruto's former team mate Sasuke his brother. When the plan failed he was forced to flee the A-SS. Itachi murdered his entire own clan and family except for Sasuke, who left Konoha village to join Orochimaru to grow more powerful so he could take out his revenge on his brother. Naruto never gives up looking for Sasuke as he was once nearly himself lost in negativity until he learned how to adjust his reality tunnel.

Orochimaru summons snakes as his power. He can also shed his body and grow a new one in a sort of cloning technique. Until the body is used up and he has to find a new one, literally, to take over. So Orochimaru could symbolize the battle against the Ego, the Serpent one faces when trying to raise the dormant Kundalini. The eternal ouroboros power struggle.

He is based on Orochimaru, featured in the Japanese folktale Jiraiya Goketsu Monogatari, the arch-enemy of the ninja Jiraiya. He was once named Yashagorō and was one of Jiraiya's followers, but he was overtaken by serpent magic. (symbolizing being overtaken by the Serpent cult secret society - in real life usually through being family, trauma based mind control, or playing to people's greed, etc) Having changed his name to "Orochimaru", he gained the ability to turn himself into a giant serpent. He attacked Jiraiya and his wife Tsunade and defeated them with his venom (only for another follower to save the couple's lives afterwards). "Orochi" is the name of a giant eight-headed snake in Japanese mythology. The kanji (大蛇, usually pronounced daija) literally mean "giant snake" or "serpent".

Shikamaru is a Konoha ninja, his specialty is his shadow projection technique, with which he overtakes his enemies. The character is a natural leader as he never asked for it, he finds everything troublesome, interesting as psychologist Carl Jung's theory of the shadow says that we project our own negative aspects on other people and if we are aware of this we can learn much from what annoys us about others. Check out this webpage to see an introduction to the shadow.

"Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate." Carl Gustav Jung

Rock Lee is the only ninja in Konoha to know only one type of combat and that's Taijutsu, close combat. He does it well. He also knows the Drunken Fist technique. When the going gets rough, he drops insane weights from his ankles and wrists and his speed increases dramatically.
Lee has also learned how to open the first five of the eight chakra gates (as we can too open our chakras, although they are not used for fighting, but for self-mastery), a feat that is difficult for even the most talented ninja. Lee has also learned or developed a number of taijutsu techniques that take advantage of the extreme power and speed he gains from opening chakra gates. He's also hilarious, as he imitates his silly Sensei Gai in everything.

Neji and Hinata Hyuga are from a bloodline lineage, the Hyuga clan, that enables them to use the Byakugan eye technique. Neji also had contempt for Hinata initially as she is the first family heir before him. He believed in destiny and that the weak remain weak.
A person with the Byakugan has a much improved vision and is thus again another symbol for the opened Third Eye, the chakra of intuition, and clairvoyance.
Protection of the Byakugan ability is very important to the Hyuga clan, and has led to the development of an elaborate family hierarchy. Members of the lesser branch house are branded with a cursed seal on their forehead at a young age. Whenever a branch house member dies, the cursed seal will seal the Byakugan ability so that enemies will not be able to discover its secrets.

This foxy lady named Ino goes a step further than Orochimaru's shadow technique and just tranfers her own mind into an enemy's body (a strong metaphor for mind control), while her own goes unconscious, and can this way attack other enemies through this body. She is like Sakura, the third part of Naruto's team along with Sasuke, a healer. Sakura, which means blossom in Japanese and along with her red and pink colors remind of the rose, is a badass girl that has the strongest punch of Konoha along with Tsunade, the town's current Hokage (head ninja).

They perform a healing chakra technique in battle that resembles very much. Reiki is the channeling of universal chi/chakra energy to yourself or somebody else to slowly accelerate the healing process. I once performed reiki on a Naruto fan, she had trouble with migraines and very low self esteem. When I applied reiki to her Solar Plexus, she felt a cube-like's edges flow away as a blockage and later felt a spinning motion along with a sense of release and freedom. She reported no more migraines for two weeks after that experience, so imagine what regular reiki can do. Funny that my most interesting experience with reiki involves me applying it to someone else. My current catma is it's an easy and low-power healing technique that does have its uses and worth.

Time is also kinda cyclical in Naruto (See the theory of the Yugas, the Ages, and also see Terence McKenna's TimeWave Zero from his Novelty Theory) as different generations resonate the same events as the lessons have not been learned, or the shadow projection has not been made conscious, so it remains 'fate'.

Naruto teams are trinities with a sensei. This obviously resonates the religious trinity. Obito Uchiha, the dark haired kid with the red glasses offers his bloodline limit Sharingan eye to Kakashi, who has a permanent scar because of it, just like in Egyptian mythology Horus his eye got injured after Osiris was murdered by Set.

Notice the punk-haired kids: white haired Jiraiya and Kakashi, who is also the sensei of the blonde Naruto in the picture next to it on the right, they're are all a little wacky but also the most powerful, like Horus, a symbol of power. The dark haired kids, whose storylines are all a little dark resonating Osiris, the god of life & death and the judge & redeemer of the dead in the afterlife. And the healer girls who resonate Isis.

Gaara is a fascinating character from the initially rival Village Hidden in the Sand with a similar background to Naruto himself. When Gaara was born, his father intended to make him a military weapon for his village by sealing the One-Tailed Shukaku, a powerful and dangerous beast, inside him. Similar to Naruto, Gaara was tormented by his fellow villagers for being the host of a tailed beast. After one of his few remaining relatives tried to kill him, Gaara developed a sadistic and withdrawn personality, killing others to affirm the value of his existence. His battle with Naruto during the invasion of Konoha changes this mentality as he learns the meaning of compassion and friendship in action; as a result, he becomes more willing to help others as the purpose for his existence, and he assumes his deceased father's position as Sunagakure's Kazekage during the second more mature follow-up series to Naruto, Naruto Shippuden.

Gaara can control sand, carrying a bag of it on his back at all times, and has techniques with clear names such as desert coffin and desert funeral. He is one of the strongest characters in the series as his skin is also constantly defended by a layer of sand, and the sand surrounding is automatically protective of his body, along with his possible manipulation of the Sand this makes him a fearsome enemy, even as a little boy.

I learned some basic Japanese thanks to being inspired by this series, I know one Japanese characters series or syllable called Hiragana (which is one of three, the other two are called 'katakana' and the immense 50.000+ 'kanji', ouch, I've gotten turned off by all the english-like words too: Fork: Foku, Spoon: Spun, Knife: Naifu - lol that isn't serious anymore :p). I freaked out some Japanese girls while on a trip to Thailand with my japanese which was fun, the word I said the most though was "wakimarisen" - "I don't understand" :p. I also got to know some good songs from the often hilarious J-pop, hehe. This is another fun song which a corny reality tunnel of mine can't resist sharing, the 12th ending, Chaba: Parade. And this following quote is from the first ending song (the theme songs get changed a lot, the first ones were awesome, lol :p.) in 'English' (;p) Akeboshi - Wind:

"Cultivate your hunger before you idealize!
Motivate your anger to make them all realize!"

There you have it, a little analysis, I'm sure lots more can be said. I find it a great series, it's very inspirational as the story involves a lot about conscious evolution, be that physical, mental or psychological; the nuances of vengeance and forgiveness; and the 'service to self' as opposed to the 'service to all' (which I find a way better term than 'service to other'). And the series served as a great synchromystic link as I was learning at that time about psychological reprogramming (like NLP, hypnosis, etc), spirituality and the chakras, and Carl Jung's theories including the Shadow. I have playing with the Konoha techniques planned for my next lucid dream. If you found this interesting please leave a comment.

Antero Alli: Talking with Timothy Leary's lover (update!)

Note: Joanna Harcourt Smith and Timothy Leary are very, very high.

From Antero Alli

Joanna and Tim shared a good deal of high romance and adventure together while Dr. Leary was in exile travelling around Europe and Africa in the early seventies. She has some amazing stories to tell (that she is currently writing a book about). Joanna also conducts and organizes interviews with cutting edge thinkers and doers that are posted at her websites at: Having written a book on Dr. Leary's 8-circuit brain model ("Angel Tech"), I was an obvious candidate. Here's the link (interview runs approx 40 min):

Antero Alli shares a great dream ritual, pay attention to the movements in a dream, and when you get up, act out movements, try to do at least 3, more associations should come. (This is probably a great technique for kinesthetic people.)

Also worth sharing, Antero talks about Earth the Eco System, I don't remember which word he used exactly but check this:
Eco System - a natural unit consisting of all plants, animals and micro-organisms in an area functioning together with all of the non-living physical factors of the environment.
Echo System - consciousness mirroring itself, bouncing back, cymatics
ECCO system - Earth Coincidence Control Office, John Lilly's experiences in Inner Space led him to believe that non-physical entities arrange for the occurrence of meaningful coincidences, synchronicities in order to co-ordinate the physical and spiritual development of individuals on planet Earth. Compare to Philip K. Dick's Valis.

Together with the great Chapel Perilous talk in the Kentroversy Podcast #11 with Todd Campbell of Through the Looking Glass I was reminded of how synchronicity and creativity make our lives so much more interesting, and that I should get off my ass :p.

Complete works of H.P. Lovecraft

H.P. Lovecraft was an American author of horror, fantasy, and science fiction, known then simply as weird fiction.

Lovecraft's major inspiration and invention was cosmic horror: the idea that life is incomprehensible to human minds and that the universe is fundamentally alien. Those who genuinely reason, like his protagonists, gamble with sanity. Lovecraft has developed a cult following for his Cthulhu Mythos, a series of loosely interconnected fictions featuring a pantheon of human-nullifying entities, as well as the Necronomicon, a fictional grimoire of magical rites and forbidden lore. His works were deeply pessimistic and cynical, challenging the values of Enlightenment, Romanticist, and Christian humanism. Lovecraft's protagonists usually achieve the mirror-opposite of traditional gnosis and mysticism by momentarily glimpsing the horror of ultimate reality.

Yin Yang baby. Here's are his complete works online.

Blast from the Past: Illuminati Symbolism (I love Lucy-fer)

Blast from the Past: EXPOSED-Illuminati/Luciferian/Masonic/Occult Hollywood

Check out more from 111Truth111, a dumbass movie but the symbolism is so pervasive. Here are some more remarks, even reading the quotes from imdb was annoying:

Troy: Lying can be a very effective dating tool. (Y2K, 2012? :p)

Adam: I think I'm being chased by a psychiatrist.
Soda Jerk: It happens.

Adam: I love Lucy(fer).
Troy: Who doesn't? She's hilarious (clinton :p).

(hed) PE - Atlantis AD

(hed) PE - Atlantis AD

So if you got em - light em up
Open your minds
Lets go to war

Today's the day
The time is here
We take back control
And conquer our fears
For as it was written my friend
So shall it be
I ride with the most high
Who can stand against me
Ride with me
An advance towards the light
In the darkness
I break it down slowly
Roll up and spark this
In this moment on this track
I attack all the lies
We accepted as truth
We were duped
By the schoolbooks and teachers
The blind leading the blind
Through the garden of eden
But time after time
We had the prophets to lead us
Still line after line
Was written down to decieve us
But they will never defeat us

Until the end of time
I will rebel in the face of all tyrants
The fire burns on high
As above so below, now be careful
Until the end of time
We will fight for the rights of our children
The fire burns inside
My curiousity leads me to Zion

Wake the fuck up

So if you got em - Light em up
Come out and play

In the year 20-07 AD
The working man got so tired of waiting
Not all those who have eyes
Will see what i'm saying
Not all those who have ears
Will hear a note that we playing
Homie you know me
I dont fuck with no phonies
All these chronies in this industry
Can all kneel down and blow me
I came to do battle
With the counsel of churches
Politicians and gunmen
Who would lie, rob, and hurt us
Keep us deaf, blind, and dumb
So we cant find out guns
Asleep when the storm troopers come
For our moms
So run nigga run
Til you cant catch your breath
It's too late
Cuz you already dead
But you wide awake
You already dead
But you wide awake
You already dead
But you wide awake
You already dead
You're in a fucking coma

Until the end of time
I will rebel in the face of all tyrants
The fire burns on high
As above so below, now be careful
Until the end of time
We will fight for the rights of our children
The fire burns inside
My curiousity leads me to Zion

Listen carefully
I dont have much time left
There are so many things i want to tell you
But we gotta be careful
I think i'm being watched

Galileo was imprisoned by the church
For exposing that the earth was not at the center of the universe
So in 1616 they already had control
Of what they thought you and i were allowed to know
They knew the world wasnt flat
But that was knowledge we weren't supposed to have
They knew all about the new world
Way before Christopher Columbus set sail
Witness the rebirth of Atlantis
And we're all apart of it
What a beautiful fucking time to be alive, eh?

You know i'm not surprised the Illuminati had to keep it a secret
I'm surrounded by fucking idiots
Jesus fucking fucking christ

Until the end of time
The fire burns on high
Until the end of time
The fire burns inside
My curiousity leads me to Zion

Wake the fuck up

So if you got em - light em up
So if you got em - light em up

Red Ice Creations: Longevity & The Grail

Red Ice Creations: Longevity & The Grail

Red Ice Creations Short film about The Holy Grail and Longevity Science, Artificial Intelligence, Cloning, DNA, Methuselah, Craig J. Venter, Human Genome Project, The Raelians, Dolly The Sheep, De Grey, The Grey's & The Singularity.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Terence McKenna mp3s

A huge list of Terence McKenna lectures
available for download.

Jacque Fresco: Future By Design clip

Jacque Fresco: Future By Design clip

A must see documentary, check out the Jacque Fresco label for more.

"We talk about civilisation as though it's a static state, and there are no civilised people yet. It's a process that's constantly going on. As long as you have war, police, prisons, crime, you're in the early stages of civilisation, or what they call civilisation." Jacque Fresco

"All the marvels and wonders of technology can amount to nothing unless it elevates humans to their highest potential, this is the aim of the Future by Design. " Jacque Fresco

Alan Watts: God's Nonsense

Alan Watts: God's Nonsense


Semiotics: the study of signs

Semiotics: the study of signs

Daily Conspiracy: Fear is the mindkiller

Newsflash: Hate & fear are not the solution to any problem.

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)

"We will find that we will not be able to find and kill the last terrorist, because, well, he is a metaphor. And you can't kill a metaphor, you can only turn it into a cliché."
Sherman Alexie

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Anti-Bush Graffiti: 25 Countries, Six Continents

Granada, Spain: Bushiness

Berlin Germany: War is Terror

Elevator Psychology

Elevator Psychology

"Television is Reality and Reality is Less Than Television"

"Television is Reality and Reality is Less Than Television"

From the movie Videodrome.

Templars sue Pope

The descendants of the Templars have sued pope Benedict XVI. The Knights Templar are demanding that the Vatican give them back their good name (lol! the Red Cross wants their good name back) and, possibly, billions in assets into the bargain, 700 years after the order was brutally suppressed by a joint venture between the Pope and the King of France...

Despite the order’s brutal apparent suppression, its legacy has been claimed by numerous successor organisations, and besmirched by popular authors ad nauseum. One of the successors, Ordo Supremus Militaris Templi Hierosolymitani, is apparently recognised by Unesco.

We contacted the UK branch, otherwise known as the The Grand Priory of Knights Templar in England and Wales, to see if they could throw any light on the matter but they have yet to get back to us.

The Grand Priory’s website says the modern organisation is about humanitarian and charity work. There is no mention of the Holy Grail, though it does support the maintenance of the Holy Places.

And if you’re looking for esoteric rites or secret higher knowledge, you’re likely to be disappointed. The website says: “Please don’t expect to be enlightened with some supposed ‘secret’ knowledge, because nothing exists.”

Of course, any conspiracy theorist will tell you that’s exactly what you’d expect them to say.

Masters Of Puppets: Zbigniew Brzezinski - The Man Behind Obama

Masters Of Puppets: Zbigniew Brzezinski - The Man Behind Obama

Olsen seeks immunity over Ledger

I'm sure there's a lot we still don't know about the Ledger case: 'Actress' Mary-Kate Olsen will not speak to investigators about Heath Ledger's death unless she is granted immunity from prosecution.

No special reason, why question such things? It's just that, celebs are better than you regular folk and the law works differently for them :p.

Check this out from Secret Sun, Kunstler about Dark Knight.

Daily Conspiracy: Fear Factory

Fear Factory

Eisenhower warns us of the military industrial complex

"In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist. We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes."
former President Dwight D. Eisenhower's farewell address to the American public

An ignored warning from a REPUBLICAN president for crying out loud!

(full quote is preceeded by: "...3,5 million men and women are directly engaged in the defense establishment. The total influence; economic, political, even spiritual; is felt in every city, State house & office of the Federal government. We recognize the imperative need for this development. Yet we must not fail to comprehend its grave implications. ...")

Monday, August 4, 2008

Talib Kweli - Def Poetry Jam

Talib Kweli - Def Poetry Jam

Aldous Huxley On Language

Aldous Huxley On Language 1 & the rest (5 parts)

update: streaming videos down, check out torrent sites for this lecture.

An excellent must hear talk on language, its limits, the realities it forms and ends wonderfully about constantly evolving our model of reality. This is what this blog is all about! He even suggests teaching children about this, I agree, if we had more awareness about language we would be much less susceptible to propaganda and a lot of corruption in this world could go away. I hope to generate as much awareness about belief systems as I can with more projects in the near future.

The Wise Three that lie

In Belgium there was an 11 year running funny quiz show named 'The Wise Three' or 'The three Wise Men' (De Drie Wijzen), reruns are still airing. Every show featured questions or video segments on which the three Wise Men gave a possible explanation and the two candidates had to pick the right one. The candidate that won got to go the final, where every wise one of the panel (usually consisting of musicians, actors, comedians, etc.) would tell a story and the candidate (and the audience) would have to guess wether they're telling the truth or not. BS detection! ;p Interesting symbolism to have 'wise men' that lie on every episode of a tv show isn't it? ;)

Do they really think the earth is flat?

From BBC News, an interesting look at the BS of the flat-earther:

"On 24 December 1968, the crew of the Apollo 8 mission took a photo now known as Earthrise. To many, this beautiful blue sphere viewed from the moon's orbit is a perfect visual summary of why it is right to strive to go into space.

Not to everybody though. There are people who say they think this image is fake - part of a worldwide conspiracy by space agencies, governments and scientists.

Welcome to the world of the flat-earther.

Our attitude towards those who once upon a time believed in the flatness of the earth is apparent in a new Microsoft advert.

Depicting an olden-days ship sailing on rough seas, presumably heading towards the "edge of the world", the advert is part of a $300m campaign aimed at rescuing the reputation of Windows Vista by comparing its critics to flat-earthers."

lol at Vista, I guess I'm a flat-earther, but only to Microsoft's BS. Who knows about what NASA (Never A Straight Answer) images are fake? :p But as the article author feels, believing the world is flat and horizontally infinite after all these centuries is getting a little silly and has nothing to do with questioning but with believing.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

RadicalChangeGroup: Reality Tunnel podcast

Check out this great podcast about reality tunnels at Radical Change Group: You can stream the podcast here or download it.

Reality tunnel is a term coined by Timothy Leary and popularised by Robert Anton Wilson. The theory states that, with a subconscious set of mental “filters” formed from their beliefs and experiences, every individual interprets this same world differently, hence “Truth is in the eye of the beholder”. (Wikipedia)

  • What is reality? - Our own perspectives of realities & reality tunnels
    • Spiritual
    • NLP
    • Perceptions that we hold true - “Perception engineering”
  • Reality from the scientific & spiritual perspectives
  • Structure of subjective reality
    • NLP: reality strategies
    • Beliefs
    • Values
    • Imprints (response potential)
  • Expanding the definition of reality of NLP
    • NLP: reality of the past
    • Beliefs, Values, Imprints: reality in the now
    • Map of realities: reality of the future
      • Linguistic constructs of realities
        • Visualization
        • Future behavior generator (NLP)
      • Holding reality in the body
      • Submodalities (compare: hopes, dreams, desires)
        • Location, location, location
  • Epistomology - how do we know what we know, how do we know what is true
    • What our beliefs allow inside
  • Summary of perspectives on realities
    • Remembering past (NLP)
    • Beliefs and values
    • How do you return to what is true for you, and yet go through different tunnels of reality
    • The map is not the territory - once you change the map, the territory is transformed
  • How do realities evolve (models)
    • Stages of different realities - 8 circuit model, response potentials
    • Work of Dr. Clare Graves, and the derived work on Spiral Dynamics
    • The chakra system
    • Joseph Campbell: The Monomyth, the Hero’s Journey

Ulysses by James Joyce

"A woful lunatic! Mulligan said. Were you in a funk?"

Read it on a webpage online here or use scribd

Ulysses's groundbreaking stream-of-consciousness technique, careful structuring, and highly experimental prose—full of puns, parodies, and allusions—as well as its rich characterizations and broad humour, have made the book perhaps the most highly regarded novel in the Modernist pantheon. In 1999, the Modern Library ranked Ulysses first on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century.


A buddy of mine once said: "You can't understand God, he's like the architect with his ergos :p"

Daily Conspiracy: Eris

Eris - Planet X?

Note: I don't believe anything on this page (or on my site). Belief is the death of thought, but this shit is too interesting and eyebrow raising to dismiss :p

This is a primer on the 10th planet found in our Solar System. Eris

Its orbit is not discussed in anyway by the authorities, because it is an orbit some say they don't want you to think or know about, because it's headed our way.

"The Mayan's calender date of December 21, 1999, was the beginning of a time of reckoning. It signaled a time when the living universal presence will began calling out our names. To check out how many of her children are awake and attentive. The sensitive ones who are hearing her have little to worry about, alternatively those who refuse to awake and remain narcissistic, careless, and abusive may have everything to worry about."

Michael Tsarion

Object Larger than Pluto Named Eris (click for wiki link)

[The name in part reflects the discord in the astronomical community caused by the debate over the object's (and Pluto's) nature.
And the discord it will possibly cause in our solar system and on our planet. from the wiki)]
By Alicia Chang - Associated Press - posted: 14 September 2006 - 07:50 am ET

LOS ANGELES (AP)-A distant, icy rock whose discovery shook up the solar system and led to Pluto 's planetary demise has been given a name: Eris.

The christening of Eris, named after the Greek goddess of chaos and strife, was announced by the International Astronomical Union on Wednesday. Weeks earlier, the professional astronomers' group stripped Pluto of its planethood under new controversial guidelines.

Since its discovery last year, Eris, which had been known as 2003 UB313, ignited a debate about what constitutes a planet.

Astronomers were split over how to classify the object because there was no universal definition. Some argued it should be welcomed as the 10th planet since it was larger than Pluto, but others felt Pluto was not a full-fledged planet. (Pluto is an astrological sign of Rebellion, if it remained a planet. The coming of Eris - meaning Chaos - would be the 11th planet. 11 is a number of purity, something the authorities are not fond of.)

After much bickering, astronomers last month voted to shrink the solar system to eight planets, downgrading Pluto to a "dwarf planet,'' a category that also includes Eris and the asteroid Ceres. The new definition states that dwarf planets are not really planets.

Meanwhile this week, Pluto received a numerical designation to reflect its demotion to dwarf planet status.

Eris' discoverer, Michael Brown of the California Institute of Technology, said the name was an obvious choice, calling it "too perfect to resist.''

In mythology, Eris caused a quarrel among goddesses that sparked the Trojan War. In real life, Eris forced scientists to define a planet that eventually led to Pluto getting the boot. Soon after Pluto's dismissal from the planet club, hundreds of scientists circulated a petition protesting the decision.

Eris' moon also received a formal name: Dysnomia, the daughter of Eris known as the spirit of lawlessness.

Eris, which measures about 70 miles wider than Pluto, is the farthest known object in the solar system at 9 billion miles away from sun. It is also the third brightest object located in the Kuiper belt, a disc of icy debris beyond the orbit of Neptune.

Eris had been without a formal name while astronomers grappled over its status. Brown nicknamed it "Xena'' after the fictional warrior princess pending an official designation. He admits the new name will take some getting used to.




Discordianism is a modern, chaos-centered religion founded circa 1958–1959 by Malaclypse the Younger with the publication of its principal text, the Principia Discordia. It is widely regarded as a parody religion, and has been called "Zen for roundeyes", based on similarities with absurdist interpretations of the Rinzai school. It recognizes chaos, discord, and dissent as valid and desirable qualities, in contrast with most religions, which idealize harmony and order. The religion is largely composed of whimsical and absurd ideas, though many adherents claim there is a deeper meaning to their flippant attitude. Eris is the matron deity of the religion.

Like it or not, you've just become a Discordian Pope by seeing this image. And now have the power to name anyone you wish a Pope as well.

Religions have Dogmas: established beliefs or doctrines held by a religion, ideology or any kind of organization, thought to be authoritative and not to be disputed or doubted. While in the context of religion the term is largely descriptive, outside of religion its current usage tends to carry a pejorative connotation — referring to concepts as being "established" only according to a particular point of view, and thus one of doubtful foundation.

Discordianism only have Catmas: which are relative metabeliefs ;p

It is difficult to estimate the number of followers and correctly identify Discordian groups. This is because of the anarchist ethic that pervades Discordianism, which is reflected in the encouragement to form schisms and cabals. Additionally, few adherents hold Discordianism as their only or primary faith. Instead, Erisians tend to adopt Discordianism as a complement to other faiths.

The Principia Discordia contains the Law of Eristic Escalation. This law states that Imposition of Order = Escalation of Chaos. It elaborates on this point by saying that the more order imposed the longer it takes for the chaos to arise and the greater the chaos that arises. This can be read as an argument against zero tolerance and hard security, or just a statement about the world.

"Consult your pineal gland" is a common saying in Discordianism. Some Discordians seem to regard the pineal gland as the source of answers to life's most difficult questions. The pineal gland is believed by some, such as Dr Rick Strassman (read this book DMT: the Spirit Molecule), to produce trace amounts of DMT (dimethyltryptamine), a psychedelic chemical which is believed to play a role in dreaming and other mystical states. It should also be noted that the pineal gland was also used in Descartes's explanation of Cartesian Dualism as the "seat of the soul" and the connection between the material and immaterial world. In some cases it is referred to as "the atrophied third eye". It has also been suggested that the third eye (Ajna) physically resides at this location between the two hemispheres of the brain.

The most famous tale of Eris recounts her initiating the Trojan War. The goddesses Hera, Athena and Aphrodite had been invited along with the rest of Olympus to the forced wedding of Peleus and Thetis, who would become the parents of Achilles, but Eris had been snubbed because of her troublemaking inclinations.

She therefore (in a fragment from the Kypria as part of a plan hatched by Zeus and Themis) tossed into the party the Apple of Discord, a golden apple inscribed Kallisti – "For the most beautiful one", or "To the Fairest One" – provoking the goddesses to begin quarreling about the appropriate recipient. The hapless Paris, Prince of Troy, was appointed to select the most beautiful by Zeus. Each of the three goddesses immediately attempted to bribe Paris to choose her. Hera offered political power; Athena promised skill in battle; and Aphrodite tempted him with the most beautiful woman in the world: Helen, wife of Menelaus of Sparta. While Greek culture placed a greater emphasis on prowess and power, Paris chose to award the apple to Aphrodite, thereby dooming his city, which was destroyed in the war that ensued.

Read the Principia Discordia if you can withstand enormous amounts of laughter, FNORD?!

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  • Saturday, August 2, 2008

    The Giver

    The Giver is a novel written by Lois Lowry. It is set in a future society which is at first presented as a utopian society and gradually appears more and more dystopian. The novel follows a boy named Jonas through the twelfth year of his life. The society has eliminated pain and strife by converting to "Sameness", a plan which has also eradicated emotional depth from their lives. Jonas is selected to inherit the position of "Receiver of Memory," the person who stores all the memories of the time before Sameness, in case they are ever needed to aid in decisions that others lack the experience to make. As Jonas receives the memories from his predecessor — the "Giver" — he discovers how shallow his community's life has become.

    Not on scribd this one ;) Will have to find your own. Audiobook is available too.

    Read John-Allegro: The Sacred Mushroom and the Cross online

    Read it here on scribd

    Programmed Communication During Experiences with DMT

    I'm gonna be posting a lot of scribd (online books) goodies, I love this site! I'll try to post some more books, linked, excerpts and summaries for a while. Check out this 8 page work by Timothy Leary on the early experiments with DMT, one of the most fascinating entheogens out there (in here). "It was alleged to be the nucleur bomb of the psychedelic family." The li'l book also recounts William Burroughs his fascinating, terrifying and hilarious DMT experience.

    Alien abductions

    Alien abductions

    Mostly in bed... wether this is sleep paralysis, a DMT release, right brain activation, lucid dream of some sort, or real extradimensional visitors? What if its all of the above, or none of the above :p. Until the abductees themselves open their BS to psychological and other explanations, and skeptic vs believer researchers get over their BS too, maybe we'll start getting to the truth. Regression isn't really reliable either. This 7 page excerpt from Everything is Under Control (The Conspiracy Encyclopedia) by Robert Anton Wilson has some great info on the subject.

    Daily Conspiracy: Extremism


    "A person who is fanatic in matters of religion,
    and clings to certain ideas about the nature of God and the universe,
    becomes a person who has no faith at all."
    Alan Watts

    "The War on Terror Terra, Earth."
    Michael Tsarion

    "'We don't talk to terrorists', which by the way is a belief system (BS). Basically rich people don't do their own killing, they hire governments to do it. Poor people have to do their own killing, so they get called terrorists. Rich people are just called rich people with governments, now when they say 'we don't negociate with terrorists' that means rich people won't negociate with poor people. That's all that means. But if the poor people keep up their 'terrorism', their 'war' of liberation, whatever, if they keep it up long enough eventually all the rich people will decide we gotta negociate with them, just like the white South Africans decided they had to negociate with Mandela, the British with Gerry Addams, Israel with Arafat. Eventually they do have to negociate with the poor people and this will happen in this country (USA) too. Though this will be last country in the world probably..."
    Robert Anton Wilson

    Oliver Sacks - Musicophilia - Amnesia and Music

    Oliver Sacks - Musicophilia - Amnesia and Music

    I just saw an awesome piece on Oliver Sax the neurologist, on dutch tv. It featured a man struck by lightning in a phone cell suddenly having musical composing ability, a man who grabbed his wife's head cause he mistook it for his hat, and the healing power of music, including alzheimers and amnesia. His book Awakenings about the 1930s Sleeping Sickness epidemic was turned into a movie and he was played by Robin Williams. Check out youtube for more, I can't find much video that's as good as what I saw earlier though.

    Friday, August 1, 2008

    Robert Anton Wilson's Prometheus Rising online

    Robert Anton Wilson's Prometheus Rising is a guidebook to the exploration of various reality tunnels, breaking through the current one and opening our minds to a whole new world.
    A a guide book of "how to get from here to there", an amalgam of Timothy Leary's 8-circuit model of consciousness, Gurdjieff's self-observation exercises, Alfred Korzybski's general semantics, Aleister Crowley's magical theorems, Sociobiology, Yoga, Christian Science, relativity, and quantum mechanics amongst other approaches to understanding the world around us. It claims to be a short book (nearly 300 pages) about how the human mind works and how to get the most use from one. Wilson describes it as an "owner's manual for the human brain".

    The book examines many aspects of social mind control and mental imprinting; it provides mind exercises at the end of every chapter, with the goal of giving the reader more control over how one's mind works. The book has found many readers among followers of alternative culture as it also discusses the effect of certain psychoactive substances and how these affect the brain, moving on to tantric breathing techniques, holistic approaches and other methods.

    From a scribd summary: A synthesis of Timothy Leary's 8-circuit model of human consciousness with traditional psychology. It will totally change your perspective on the people you consider "stupid."

    Synchromystic Roundup

    The Aghori

    The Aghori part 1 & all parts here

    from the vid info: Aghora (literally, "non-terrifying") is the spiritual path that seeks to negate all that is ghora ("terrible, terrifying") in life. The ghora encompasses all those experiences that most people find intolerable, for almost everyone is as ready to enjoy life's pleasures as they are to avoid misery. Most spiritual advisers admonish their devotees to shy away from the ghora, but aghoris (practitioners of Aghora) embrace the ghora fervidly, for what most terrifies an aghori is the prospect of becoming mired in duality. Aghoris go so far into the ghora that the ghora becomes tolerable to them; diving deeply into darkness, an aghori finally surfaces into light. No means to awakening is too disgusting or frightening for an aghori, for Aghora is the Path of the Shadow of Death, the path that forcibly separates an individual from attachment to every ordinary self-descriptor.

    Aghora's temple is the smashan (cremation ground), where aghoris worship death, the Great Transformer, with a savage, all-consuming love. Those who are enslaved by their cravings think aghoris mad for displaying such ferocity in their quest for knowing. They condemn Aghora's outwardly repugnant practices because they cannot see beneath their ritual skin. If they could but peep into an aghori's heart they would find there an ache for Reality so fierce that no means could be too extreme to achieve it. This ache drives the divine fury, the passionately unrestrained non-attachment to absolutely everything, that is Aghora's hallmark. Aghoris earn their illumination by incinerating themselves moment by moment in their own internal fires, laughingly consuming any substance and performing any activity that might further enkindle their awareness. They seize every moment of life that God offers to them, even a trip to the toilet, as a fresh opportunity to surrender to the One. Good aghoris takes their temples with them as they wander the world, ceaselessly amazed to witness the universe consuming itself in the fires of an ongoing cosmic cremation.

    Aghora like alchemy substitutes for a set recipe of self-development an outline whose details differ for each practitioner. Each aghori and his customs are unique, and in truth all one aghori has in common with another is their degree of intensity and determination. Aghoris become so desperate in their quests that they channel their every thought and feeling into a super-obsession, a single-minded quest to achieve the Beloved. They endeavor eternally to dismember their restricted selves fully, that God may have a free hand to re-member them completely. They die day by day while they are still alive, that by dying to their limitations they can be reborn into the eternal life of Reality.

    Aghoris achieve laser-like focus by learning to awaken and cultivate that evolutionary power that the Tantras call Kundalini. Vimalananda comments, "Ahamkara, your 'I-creating' faculty, continuously remembers you by self-identifying with all the cells in your body and all the facets of your personality. Ahamkara is your personal shakti (power); she integrates the many parts of you into the individual that you are. You develop spiritually when you can cause ahamkara to realize, little by little, that she is actually She: the Kundalini Shakti. This growing realization gradually awakens Kundalini, and as She awakens She forgets to self-identify with your limited human personality. Then She is ready to recollect something new." Robert Svoboda

    Thanks JJ

    Conspiracy Quotes

    Daily Conspiracy: Conspiracy Quotes
    So you think all this conspiracy talk is bs huh?

    JFK Blows The Whistle on Secret Societies

    "While you here do snoring lie, Open-eyed conspiracy His time doth take."
    William Shakespeare, The Tempest (Ariel at II, i)

    "Let us never tolerate outrageous conspiracy theories concerning the attacks of September the 11th; malicious lies that attempt to shift the blame away from the terrorists, themselves, away from the guilty."
    George W. Bush

    "...if the American people had ever known the truth about what we Bushes have done to this nation, we would be chased down in the streets and lynched."
    George H.W. Bush - interview 1992

    "[The war in Iraq is] a rare opportunity to move toward an historic period of cooperation. Out of these troubled times...a new world order can emerge."
    George H.W. Bush

    "From the days of Sparticus, Weishophf, Karl Marx, Trotski, Belacoon, Rosa Luxenburg, and Ema Goldman, this world conspiracy has been steadily growing. This conspiracy played a definite recognizable role in the tragedy of the French revolution. It has been the mainspring of every subversive movement during the 19th Century. And now at last this band of extraordinary personalities from the underworld of the great cities of Europe and America have gripped the Russian people by the hair of their head and have become the undisputed masters of that enormous empire."
    Winston Churchill

    "The ruling class has the schools and press under its thumb. This enables it to sway the emotions of the masses."
    Albert Einstein

    "If it is not in the media... it did not happen.
    If it did not happen, but is in the media... we believe it has happened."
    Charles T. Tart

    "The world is governed by very different personages from what is imagined by those who are not behind the scenes."
    Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli of England (1844)

    "All we need is the right major crisis and the nations will accept the New World Order."
    David Rockefeller

    "People yield themselves with perfect docility to our molding hands."
    David Rockefeller

    "The governments of the present day have to deal not merely with other governments, with emperors, kings and ministers, but also with the secret societies which have everywhere their unscrupulous agents, and can at the last moment upset all the governments' plans."
    Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli of England (1876)

    "The real truth of the matter is, as you and I know, that a financial element in the large centers has owned the government of the U.S. since the days of Andrew Jackson."
    Franklin D. Roosevelt

    "In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happened, you can bet it was planned that way."
    Franklin D. Roosevelt

    "Give me control of a nation's money and I care not who makes the laws."
    Mayer Amschel Rothschild

    "The government, which was designed for the people, has got into the hands of the bosses and their employers, the special interests. An invisible empire has been set up above the forms of democracy."
    Woodrow Wilson 28th President of the United States

    "Since I entered politics, I have chiefly had men's views confided to me privately. Some of the biggest men in the US, in the field of commerce and manufacture,
    are afraid of something. They know that there is a power somewhere so organized, so subtle, so watchful, so interlocked, so complete, so pervasive,
    that they better not speak above their breath when they speak in condemnation of it."
    Woodrow Wilson 28th President of the United States

    "I am a most unhappy man. I have unwillingly ruined my country. A great industrial nation is controlled by its system of credit. Our system of credit is concentrated in the hands of a few men."
    Woodrow Wilson 28th President of the United States

    "The individual is handicapped by coming face to face with a conspiracy so monstrous he cannot believe it exists."
    J. Edgar Hoover

    "Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an INvisible government owing NO allegiance and acknowledging NO responsibility to the people. To destroy this invisible government, to befoul this unholy alliance between corrupt business and corrupt politics is the first task of the statesmanship of today."
    President Theodore Roosevelt, 1906

    "To achieve world government, it is necessary to remove from the minds of men, their individualism, loyalty to family traditions, national patriotism and religious dogmas."
    Brock Chisolm, former Director of the World Health Organization

    We have restricted credit, we have restricted opportunity, we have controlled development, and we have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated governments in the world... no longer a government of free opinion, no longer a government by conviction and a vote of the majority, but a government by the opinion and duress of small groups of dominent men."
    Woodrow Wilson 28th President of the United States

    "It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning."
    Henry Ford

    "The one aim of these financiers is world control by the creation of inextinguishable debts."
    Henry Ford

    "Here we're talking about plastic knives and using an American Airlines flight filed with our citizens, and the missile to damage this building and similar (inaudible) that damaged the World Trade Center."
    Donald Rumsfeld

    "And I think all of us have a sense if we imagine the kind of world we would face if the people who bombed the mess hall in Mosul, or the people who did the bombing in Spain, or the people who attacked the United States in New York, shot down the plane over Pennsylvania and attacked the Pentagon,..."
    Donald Rumsfeld

    "The real menace of our republic is this invisible government which like a giant octopus sprawls its slimy length over city, state and nation. Like the octopus of real life, it operates under cover of a self created screen. At the head of this octopus are the Rockefeller Standard Oil interests and a small group of powerful banking houses generally referred to as international bankers. The little coterie of powerful international bankers virtually run the US government for their own selfish purposes. They practically control both political parties."
    John F. Hylan, Mayor New York 1918-1925

    "Those who cast the votes decide nothing. Those who count the votes decide everything."
    Josef Stalin

    "Fifty men have run America, and that's a high figure."
    Joseph Kennedy, US Ambassador (father of JFK & RFK)

    "The real rulers in Washington are invisible & exercise their power from behind the scenes."
    Justice Felix Frankfurter, U.S. Supreme Court.

    "I am concerned for the security of our great nation; not so much because of any threat from without, but because of the insideous forces working from within."
    General Douglas MacArthur

    "We shall have World Government, whether or not we like it. The only question is whether World Government will be achieved by conquest or consent."
    Statement made before U.S. Senate Feb. 7, 1950 by James Paul Warburg

    "We're the tools &vassals of rich men behind the scenes. We're the jumping jacks; they pull the strings & we dance. Our talents, our possibilities & our lives are all the property of other men. We are intellectual prostitutes."
    John Swinton (1829-1901) Former New York Times Editor-In-Chief

    "I believe that if the people of this nation fully understood what Congress has done to them over the last 49 years, they would move on Washington; they would not wait for an election. It adds up to a preconceived plan to destroy the economic and social independence of the United States."
    George W. Malone, U.S. Senator (Nevada), speaking before Congress in 1957.

    "They're gonna make it look like suicide."
    Hunter S. Thompson, one day before his death. He was working on a 9/11 piece.

    "The high office of President has been used to foment a plot to destroy the American's freedom,
    and before I leave office I must inform the citizen of his plight."
    John F. Kennedy, speaking at Columbia University, 10 days before his assassination

    "All of us will ultimately be judged on the effort we have contributed to building a new world order."
    Robert Kennedy, former U.S. Attorney-General, 1967

    "For more than a century, ideological extremists at either end of the political spectrum have seized upon well-publicized incidents such as my encounter with Castro to attack the Rockefeller family for the inordinate influence they claim we wield over American political and economic institutions. Some even believe we are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as internationalists and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure - one world, if you will. If that is the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it."
    David Rockefeller - From his Memoirs

    "If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their money, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them (around the banks), will deprive the people of their property until their children will wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered."
    Thomas Jefferson

    "To repress rebellion is to maintain the status quo, a condition which binds the mortal creature in a state of intellectual or physical slavery. But it is impossible to chain man merely by slaving his body: the mind must also be held, and to accomplish this, fear is the accepted weapon. The common man must fear life, fear death, fear God, fear the Devil, and fear most the overlords, the keepers of his destiny."
    Manly P. Hall

    Consensus Trance:
    "If we understand the mechanism and motives of the group mind, it is now possible to control and regiment the masses according to our will without them knowing it."
    Edward Bernays

    "The conscious and intelligent maniplulation of organized habits and opinions of hte mses is an important element in a democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power in our country... We are governed, our minds are molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested largely by men we have never heard of... We are dominated by a relatively small number of persons... It is they who pull the wires which control the public mind and who harness social forces and contrive new ways to bind and guide the world."
    Edward Bernays

    "The sick individual finds himself at home with all other similarly sick individuals. the whole culture is geared to this kind of pathology. The result is that the average individual does not experience the separateness and isolation the fully schizophrenic person feels. He feels at ease among those suffer from the same deformation; in fact, it is the fully sane person who feels isolated int he insane society - and he may suffer so much from the incapacity to communicate that it is he who may become psychotic."
    Erich Fromm

    "When in group narcissism, the object is not the individual but he group to which he belongs... The assertion that "my country" (or nation, or religion) is the most wonderful, the most cultural, the most powerful, the most peace-loving, etc. does not sound crazy at all; on the contrary, it sounds like an experssion of patriotism, faith and loyalty."
    Erich Fromm

    George: Why do you keep calling Sheriff Cartwright a commie? If ever a man had KKK written all over his forehead, it was that reactionary redneck prick.
    Mavis: Don't you know your Trotsky? 'Worse is better.' Slobs like Cartwright are trying to discredit America to make it ripe for a left-wing takeover.
    From 'The Illuminatus Trilogy: The Eye in the Pyramid' by Robert Anton Wilson & Robert Shea

    "Don’t believe anything you see or hear from the media. Everyone (including me) is intentionally or unintentionally lying to you. The things I say are being related to you through a flawed language system."
    Bryan Kemila

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