Sunday, August 10, 2008

Daniel Pinchbeck VS Whitley Strieber

This podcast: War in Dreamland was really excellent for me, it's a few months old so sorry for the old news. But I only listened to it now, two researchers challenging eachother on their belief system and reality tunnel. I'd love to hear more researchers doing that. It got a little heated but remained very interesting. I know about both authors but haven't read any of their books, and I've only heard and seen what Daniel Pinchbeck has online.
They get to a point in the conversation where Pinchbeck challenges Whitley Strieber on his negative view of the future, he believes there will be a huge “die-off” of the human species in the immediate future (Pinchbeck repeated this a lot hehe). Pinchbeck said he was projecting his shadow too, but ironically was losing his own temper. Strieber was able to stay relatively calm but used some strong defensive language himself, and didn't appreciate it at all when Pinchbeck suggested his entity contacts might be influencing him negatively (I have no idea :p Am fascinated to find out more. More about this from Pinchbeck later in the post). The talk never really got out of hand for me though. Pinchbeck apologized too. I never felt the need to pick a side, or was persuaded one way or the other because both men had valid points and I understood their perspectives, taking both their history in consideration and trying to learn the most this way. It just goes to show the limits of language, the unconscious connections we make and how easy it is to get emotional over our values, views and beliefs. Even for the most aware. Ah to be human. I wonder how neutral I come across in this post to some people even though I'm trying hard to be I'm sure subjectivity always continues to shine through haha ;).
I do agree though that Strieber shouldn't be so sure about, and not necessarily especially, a negative future but any future, and send those vibes out, and that more discretion and carefully worded language could be used, like E-prime. I agree with Pinchbeck that we should take responsibility for the vibes we put out there (and I'll keep trying to improve the positivity which needs a boost with the daily conspiracy series, but that doesn't mean ignoring the conspiracy realm, I'll start with a more positive daily series when the conspiracy series runs out ;)), but at the same time I agree with Strieber that everything should be looked at and explored and that I'm not convinced (yet?) either about 'thought creating reality'. Both came out ok of the interview for me.
I think I'll read Strieber's book Communion, just because I wanna know what happened now, especially since Pinchbeck mentioned the original title was going to be 'Body Terror' until an entity told him to change it! What to think, well, nothing until you have at least some amount of info to be able to come up with an interpretation ;). I won't spoil it all (lol, haven't I already?) you'll just have to listen for yourself ;). I'll include both authors own views on the discussion and some excerpts I find interesting, if you still want more I read some interesting (including some very bias-detectable) blogposts on the interwebs so head to google for that ;).

Here's Daniel Pinchbeck's view on the discussion.

"The discussion then turned in a different direction. I noted that, from my reading of Strieber's work, I suspected that Strieber was influenced by the force that the visionary philosopher Rudolf Steiner called 'Ahriman,' the evil spirit who pulls humanity down into minerality, materiality, sterile technology, and extinction. As I also noted in 2012, I told Strieber that I thought he had been manipulated by alien entities that do not have the best interests of the human species at heart. Communion is ultimately the story of Strieber's seduction by those entities he calls the 'visitors' often known as the Grays. He notes that he was going to call the book 'body terror,' but changed the name to Communion when one of them told him to do this, speaking through his wife, while she slept. He also describes how the visitors were able to make him drink a bitter substance, by feeding it to him at different junctures over time. As anyone knows who has studied fairytales and fables, to drink the potion of the other world is to become entranced and overwhelmed by the beings that inhabit it."

And here is Whitley Strieber's.

Pinchbeck accuses me of bringing on a dark future by predicting it. That’s magical thinking, and just as impotent as its opposite—that you can create a positive future by believing in it. (The jury is still out on this one for me, for me awareness is a search light and synchronicity is fascinating, and that's where I'm at at this time.)

I say in the program that I believe that mankind is going to experience a dieback, and this makes Pinchbeck furious because he fears that just by saying something like that, it will become true. I don’t want to put words in another man’s mouth, but I had the impression that he sees me as a sort of viral particle of negativism, and that my perspective is designed to bring on the destructions of which I warn—presumably, so that my evil alien masters can inherit the ruined planet, I suppose.
Pinchbeck is right about me in one respect. I do think that there’s going to be a dieback of the human species, and I do not think that anything can be done to avoid it. Certainly, it can be ameliorated and even, to an extent, controlled, but it is going to happen. (Well I can't agree with such an assertion. "It seems very likely at this time" is a safer way to not look foolish when it doesn't ;p)

The reason that I’m sure of this could not be more simple. In nature, there is a formation called a bell curve. When the ascending shoulder of a bell curve develops, the descending shoulder follows. Nothing goes up for ever. Entropy always sets in. It must. That’s the way that physics works. I said it on the show—at least, I think I did—and it’s worth repeating here. Nature is numbers. It’s math, pure and simple.

5 Scientific Theories That Will Make Your Head Explode

Check out this hilarious article 5 Scientific Theories That Will Make Your Head Explode at
Some great and funny introductions to Quantum Entanglement, Evolution, The Copenhagen Interpretation, The Many Worlds Theory, The Universe Is Big, and even a few others in short at the end. Here's another fun article from the site: The 5 Most Ridiculously Unjust Religious Afterlives.

Moving Dimensions and Synchromysticism

Imagining the Tenth Dimension - Rob Bryanton

Check out this Moving Dimensions and Synchromysticism post by Rob Bryanton at Imagining the Tenth Dimension, and Jake Kotze's post about it at the Blob: The Tenth Dimension and Synchromysticism.

"Jake has developed a large body of work playing with ideas surrounding the hidden connections not just in the real world but from the work of artists and entertainment media, with the idea that we are all plugged into a giant web of connections across time and space (which means, as I've said before, that these connections are occurring at the fifth dimension, where our reality comes from, and this is why those instantaneous --faster-than-light!--hidden connections I listed at the start of this blog violate no laws of physics)." Rob Bryanton

"I find the idea that synchromysticism can be viewed as compatible with higher dimensional physics a delight." Jake Kotze

Me too. Like spidey in Indra's net. Everything's connected, explore everything.

Terence McKenna in the teeth of the cosmic giggle

Terence McKenna in the teeth of the cosmic giggle

The Law

VideoDrome: The BS Arena

The movie starts with a broadcast from Civic TV (The One you take to bed with you...) Channel 83 (11) Cable 12 (3).

"Max it's that time again, time to slowly painfully ease yourself back into consciousness, No I'm not a dream, although I've been told I'm a vision of loveliness. I'm nothing less than your faithful girl Friday, Friday James, here with your wake up call of today which is wednesday the 23rd. You got that? Wednesday the 23rd!"

Interesting, W is the 23rd letter of the alphabet. Even more so, the letter W has 2 strokes down, 3 up in it. So not only invoking the law of Fives (2+3=5), Wednesday is Mercury/Wodan's day too, the day of wisdom. Max is going to learn something today and so will the aware viewer (and reader :p).
Her name is Friday, the day of Venus, so that resonates love & sexual ecstasy (a force used rather often on tv...). Her name might signify that because she's on the TV she's a mind controlled puppet, for the pleasure of the viewer, and the puppets are named after the days of the week...

She goes on: "Remember your meeting this morning, this meeting is to take place at the Classic Hotel, Suite 17... Don't you know anyone that works nine to five? Over and out, commander."

Friday mentions 17 just for Chris from Secret Sun, who suggests 17 symbolizes an unjust death and the promise of rebirth.
The woman adds a joke that anyone working from nine to five is loco or a dummy. The Mind Control theme gets carried on with "Commander".

We see a TwoFace twin resonator on the wall in Max his appartement. Max is a lowly TV station owner with 2 partners, that shows the lowest extreme shit there is to find on the airwaves.

Max is listening to a woman called Masha trying to sell a show, he doesn't wanna see the first episode but the 13th one: It's a crazy soft porn featuring Harlequin/Joker masks, chinese puppets, and the clearest phallic symbol possible lol, which looks like a mushroom too, kind of. It's too soft for Max.

Camera moves, oh there you go: a black monolith building. Moving over to a pyramid type sky-window with a thingy on it lol :p. All this to see a satellite dish, which may be the "same technology" as a pyramid...

Because Max is on the Rena King show (Rena means peace in Greek) where they'll talk tv and limits. There's a half concentric circle stargate symbol behind him. There's also a psychologist Nicki (played by Deborah Harry from Blondie) on the program too, not a very good one as she's seduced by Max (her former shadow projection which now fascinates her) in a split second.
Blondie: I think we live in overstimulated times, we crave stimulation for its own sake. We gorge ourselves on it, we always want more wether it's tactile, emotional or sexual, and I think that's bad.
Max: Then why did you wear that dress? :p after some chit chat she admits "I admit it. I live in a highly excited state of overstimulation."

Something I personally find incomprehensible, I was always bored in my old media induced reality tunnel, and pissed off at most that was offered. (Though I still took me 23 years to pick up a real book... so I understand how hard it is to wake up from it) All the world's distractions don't seem to be enough entertaining for me, though hey, I am an introvert. To compare, most of the people I know only talk about what they've "been presented". There is no creativity, only consuming. Eating up everything that's thrown at them, taking it at face value, and bitching at the things they don't like. I can barely function like that anymore, it's really hard to crawl into that old stagnant uninspired reality tunnel. I need to analyze, talk symbolism, metaphor, subliminals, agendas. I mean geez, most people in the west are just walking commercials (have you seen/heard this?!).

So the presenter goes to Brian O'blivion (who's on a tv, on a tv show):
presenter: Professor do you erotic tv shows and violent tv shows lead to desentisation, to dehumanization?
Professor Brian O'blivion says: The television screen has become the retina of the minds eye. That's why I refuse to appear on tv, except on tv, of course O'blivion is not the name i was born with, that's my tv name (just like so many of the aristocracy have changed their names to not stand out too much, keeping the illusion), soon all of us will have special names, names designed to cause the Cathode Ray Tube to resonate." (MMORPG alert? ;p another useful bondage tool to keep people from actually achieving something tangible on this planet.)

Then we see Max checking out a show from 'Malaysia' (mal, in french=bad - asia...? :p) called VideoDrome which shows the torture of a person (seems to resonate the trauma mind control Monarch programming, but also the Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo atrocities along with 'terrorist videos')
Max likes it (because he thinks its 'fictional', not to mention low cost) but wants to see more before deciding to buy it.
"I'm looking for something that'll... break through. You know?" Max

Later Masha comes back to Max and he says he's looking for the hardcore shit, like videodrome:

Max Renn: Do you know a show called 'Videodrome'?
Masha: Video what?
Max Renn: Videodrome. Like video circus, video arena. Do you know it?
Masha: No.
Max Renn: It's just torture and murder. No plot, no characters. Very, very realistic. I think it's what's next.
Masha: Then God help us.

Later Max goes to Blondie's office, who does a radio show where she's a disturbing mix between a psychologist and a sex line, more of what the people think they'll like - instead of what's good for them. A large problem with talking therapy is all that is going on is focusing on the problems in many ways, how do you expect the problem to go away then?

They have a date at Max his place, they watch Videodrome as Blondie finds the tape by 'accident', after only watching a little she asks Max to cut her, what a crazy susceptible bitch.

Nicki Brand: Got any porno?
Max Renn: You serious?
Nicki Brand: Yeah. It gets me in the mood. [looks through casettes]
Nicki Brand: What's this? "Videodrome"?
Max Renn: Torture. Murder.
Nicki Brand: Sounds great.
Max Renn: Ain't exactly sex.
Nicki Brand: Says who? (Anyone who isn't brainwashed & traumatized...)

In the movie the city of Pittsburg gets named a crapload of times, I dunno why, but here's an interesting thing I came up with: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, whose official "federal" spelling of its city name was "Pittsburg" from 1891 to 1911. It may be a coincidental clue to the biggest psyop of all time or I'm missing something :p

Later he meets Masha again who tried to sell him the chinese soft porn, she tells him about videodrome: "what you see on that show, it's for real"
Max: "I can't believe it." (one of the biggest problems in this world, the censorship of Belief Systems, oh if only the world knew how more farfetched their consensus reality was, compared to the fiction of which they are sure is too far 'out there' (their, belief system or scope of reality.)
Woman: "Then don't believe... It has something that you don't have Max, it has a philosophy and that is what makes it dangerous."

Skip to later in the movie where Friday enters his appartement, we see him hitting blondie (the psychologist from earlier, instead of Friday) twice, but he didn't hit anyone, the TV BS is superimposing over his reality. Which is a nice metaphor for believing the bullshit propaganda in the media, and opening your third eye to the Astral planes at the same time (along with a psychosis metaphor, I guess ;p).

He receives a tape from O'Blivion and it breathes. (click for earlier posted video)
O'Blivion says: "The battle for the mind of north america will be fought int he video arena, the video drome, the tv screen is the retina of the minds eye, therefor the tv screen is part of the physical structure of the brain, therefor whatever appears on tv screen emerges as raw experience for those who watch it, therefor tv is reality and reality is less than tv."

How about you, are you merely a consumer (victim) or are you a creator (victor) in the Information Arena? Are you spreading useful information? If we want to destroy the Maintream Media Beast - which is a nice metaphor for Satan as he was Legion=Many and a deceiver as well - you'll have to get a move on, unless you wanna keep living in a world based on BS.

"I'm so glad you came to me, I've been through it all myself you see, your reality is already half video hallucination, if you're not careful it'll become total hallucination, you'll have to learn to live in a very strange new world. I had a brain tumor, and I had visions, I believe the visions caused the tumor and not the reverse, i feel the visions coalesce and become flesh, uncontrollable flesh, but when they removed the tumor, it was called videodrome, I was the I was videodromes first victim. *gets killed* :p

Max: who's behind it what do they want?!

Then we see the executioner (Al Qaeda aka CIA stylee), take of her hood and it's Blondie, wouldn't you know.
Blondie: I want you max, you, come to me, come to nicky, come on, don't make me wait, please...
The TV breathes as if its alive... and Max puts his head into the TV in the stargate mouth, obviously... (entering another world, a metaphor for being fooled by the tv propaganda)

Later we see the King and Joker (Fool) cards on a different tv, Pisces symbolism high on the wall as well.

Max meets with O'Blivion's daughter. As Max hands the tape to her: "be careful, 'it bites'", ah the tape and reality (bites)? ;p. Oh there you go, a nice satanic reversed cross in background, along with many historic relics. They go to a room full of data of O'blivion, who's dead (the tv on tv show were earlier recorded images), this room symbolizes his DNA, memory bank, etc.

O'blivion thought his tumor wasn't a tumor at all but:
"A new organ, a new part of the brain, I think that massive doses of videodrome's signal will ultimately create a new outgrowth of the human brain which will produce and control hallucination to the point that it will change human reality, after all there is nothing real outside our perception of reality, is there? Huhuhuh, you can see that, can't you?"

Life and the human species evolves and adapts to what it is constantly experiencing, if all you're experiencing is mainstream media, guess what you'll devolve to. A few clips of people being asked questions about politics or recent history shows you where we're going, and it's looking kinda frustratingly bad.

Someone who calls max has a car waiting for him, that's never good:
In the limo on the screen, a logo comes up: Spectacular Optical, an eye concentric circle stargate symbol says HELLO these are the bad guys. They say they make cheap glasses for the third world, along with missile guiding systems for NATO and videodrome :p How many of our own reality's corporations have a front for the atrocities they commit. In any case let me remind you that Child and Slave labor is still a reality, and Western companies among others are enjoying the profits of it. Now please go buy yourself those new pair of sneakers and chocolate, and die a little inside.

Max is wearing hexagonal glasses (among many things a symbol for community, the bee-hive, Max is going to be assimilated) - "you're playing with dynamite" says Barry Convex of Spectacular Optical. Later they want to try to record his hallucinations with a prototype device, because all the other test subjects have gone mad:
"But for now I think that you'll find a little s&m will be necessary to trigger off a good healthy series of hallucinations. It's why our videodrome show is so strange, something to do with the effects of exposure to violence in the nervous system, it opens up receptors in the brain and the spine and then allows the videodrome signal to sink in."
Max: "You mean I'm going to have to hurt you barry?"
Barry: "No, just think about it."

"You'll forgive me if I don't stay around to watch. I just can't cope with the freaky stuff. "
Barry Convex - a lot of people responsible for evils in this world can't even look at their own atrocities.

after wacky hallucinations, max wakes up in his bed and says "what's going on professor oblivion, I mean really" but then he sees his 'victim' of the hallucination in real life next to him in his bed. He covers her up with a pillow, there :p, and goes to the other room to call his work partner who finds all the vids for him, and he doesn't see the woman, Convex said he'd have more hallucinations... (Which is a nice metaphor meaning, anyone who accepts a Belief System pushed by authorities, will be experiencing reality through those B.S. filters - effectively hallucinating a reality that will be preserved by the psychological phenomenon of Confirmation Bias. This is how easy it is to divide and control a planet.)

Later we find out that Barry was conspiring with his working partner al along, and they tell him VideoDrome had never been transmitted, they just showed him tapes. And then they ask him why he really watched the tapes. An easy way of shifting blame, using curiosity which is normally a learning tool (see how kids their curiosity gets crushed by their annoyed parents and the school system.) Harlon, Convex his boss or something (who cares) says:
"North America's getting soft, *patron*, and the rest of the world is getting tough. Very, very tough. We're entering savage new times (the only people who can predict the future are the ones who've set the agenda :p), and we're giong to have to be pure and direct and strong, if we're going to survive them. Now, you and this cesspool you call a television station and your people who wallow around in it, your viewers who watch you do it, they're rotting us away from the inside. We intend to stop that rot. " (Nevermind they started the rot, and intend to 'stop' it by increasing the rot, lol, wtf)
Max: I gotta be hallucinating now right? You guys can't be for real!

They 'analysed' his hallucinations (sounds like Scientology) and he's ready for something new, a new distraction. "I want you to open up to me" and his body just eats the tape, oh well.

He's now an effective mind controlled hallucinating puppet, and he hears voices that they want his channel and he has to kill his partners. He stuck his gun in the hole in his body (the tape hole) a while ago, and gets it out, too bad it's start portruding his hand, and now is another organ like the previously mentioned 'hallucination-tumor', the gun is now a part of his body. A reshaped killer, like any soldier on the planet. They are no longer innocent humans, they are now human-weapon hybrids... The caterpillar, before it turns into a butterfly, first turns into a PUPPET.

The Max puppet goes to his partners and kills them, no hesitation. He gets out of the office and passes people carrying two doors (into other worlds, stargates - can also be a metaphor for 'obstacles').

Now max the mind controlled puppet hears voices again "kill Bianca O'blivion, she can hurt us, don't let her hurt us max" over and over the same message

He hears a plane flying over and smashes his way through one of the 2 dagon-symbol windows of a door which has another reversed satanic cross in the background. She knows he's come to kill her, but Max acts like an alter of his former personality to confuse her, but she knows what's up Bianca: "They can make you do what they want... they want you to destroy me."
Max: "Destroy you..."

She tries to appease to him by saying they killed Nicky (Blondie) on videodrome,
"videodrome is death"
a gun fleshed (uncontrollable flesh?) out of the tv shoots Max, "thats better, so much better" says Bianca O'blivion, "it's always painful to remove the cassette and change the program, but now that we have, you'll see you've become quite different from what you were." (What they're talking about here is the cognitive dissonance when your Belief System, aka your Reality, falls apart.)

"I am the video word made flesh"

She knows how she can use him to destroy videodrome:
"You know what you have to do, you'll turn against videodrome, you use the weapons they've given you to destroy them. Death to the videodrome, long live the new flesh!"

Let's hope some of the thousands of puppets used by governments, secret societies and the like rise up too...

We go to a kind of "They Live" room where the 'elites' celebrate their 'cleverness'.

A quote from the dude on stage: "Love comes into the eye, and the eye is the window to the soul." Which is bullshit, love only comes into the eye in a culture obsessed with visuals.
Max shoots him in front of four zodiac cross like symbols with a central Eye. He goes down and freaky damn organs start growing out of his head and body. Woot, you create a monster you get eaten by it.

Max is already gone and we see him walking over a rail road track, he finds his way inside somewhere, it's a dump with a mattress and a tv.

Blondie is on the tv, obviously: "I was hoping you'd be back. I'm here to guide you Max, I've learned a lot since I last saw you, I learned that death is not the end. I can help you."
Max: "I don't know where I am now, having trouble... finding my way around."
Blondie: "That's because you've gone about as far as you can with the way things are. Videodrome still exists, it's very big, very complex. You hurt them but you haven't destroyed them, to do that you have to go on to the next phase."
Max: What phase is that?
Blondie: "Your body has already done a lot of changing, but that's only the beginning, the beginning of the new flesh. You have to go all the way now, total transformation. Do you think you're ready?"
Max: "Yes I am, I'll do it."
Blondie: "To become the new flesh you first have to kill the old flesh. But don't be afraid. Don't be afraid to let your body die. Just come to me max, come to nicky, watch, I'll show you how, it's easy..."

Made me think of "You can't win, Darth. If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you could possibly imagine." - so as in his mortal life the caterpillar has gone to PUPPET, to evolve to a butterfly he'll have to kill himself... may be a metaphor to kill the puppet caterpillar's old personality and rigid reality tunnel before the butterfly can find freedom and soar. Let's take it another route, if there's consciousness after death, how would getting killed serve the greater good? If you're still an awareness mess you'd get lost in the Bhardos, maybe with sufficient progress in this life you could reincarnate even more powerfully. Or if you ascend to higher dimensions, perhaps you assist the ECCO Earth Coincidence Control Center to arrange synchronicities for others. I'm winging it theoretically here.

and he sees him pointing a gun at himself on tv,
"long live the new flesh" and the tv explodes

and then he does it himself. End of movie.

Daily Conspiracy: G.I. JOKE (tragicomedy)

"There are no righteous wars." Ezra Pound

I thought the good guys didn't use
# False Flag Operations
# Invasions
# Torture in Secret Prisons
# Propaganda
# Chemical Weapons
# Civilian Prison Labor Camps
# ...

"Naturally, the common people don't want war, but they can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders.Tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and endangering the country. It works the same in every country."
Nazi Herman Goering at the Nuremberg trials

A real American zero
False Flag Ops: Pearl Harbor (allowed to happen), USS Liberty attack, 9/11, 7/7 London, 3/11 Madrid are just some of the best known...
Invasions and 'foreign policy meddling': too much to mention, seriously. Bully of the world.
Torture in Secret Prisons: Guantanamo Bay, Abu Ghraib (Any intelligent life forms out there who think they just take humiliating pictures? :p)
Or find your way to the 'secret' prisons of Egypt, Morocco, Uzbekistan, Pakistan & Syria through flights with the help of European countries like Germany, The Netherlands and Spain to mention a few! (How fast can you say COVER-UP!?)
Chemical Weapons: Variations of Napalm and a little thing called White Phosphor in Iraq, who knows where else.
Propaganda: Watch any US news show online somewhere, it's tragically hilarious. (even compared to your own country's sad news broadcasts.)
Then think about how the terrorists 'hate them for their freedom!' lol WHAT freedom? The freedom to be told only what they need to know! And the worst thing is most Americans think only the spineless democrats will be able to save them. Real journalists that tried to real bring news in Baghdad were fired upon by an American tank in the Palestine Hotel in Baghdad.
Civilian Prison Labor Camps: This is where the Nazi comparisons stop being funny ok? These camps are based on military installations and provide 'cheap labor' by supposed terrorists and ... 'fifth column citizens', supposedly disloyal Americans who sympathize and collaborate with the enemy!
Private Armies: American corporations private soldiers with no honor code, chain of command or accountability are interrogating, torturing and killing people in the Middle East, driven by profit they are paid way more than their government soldier counterparts. These companies have ex-military personnel securing contracts worth millions of dollars. American tax money is funding atrocities in the Middle East.

Which is being performed by Private Armies with no Code of Honor or Chain of Command...

"There is many a boy here who looks on war as all glory, but, boys, it is all hell."
General William T. Sherman

"He who joyfully marches in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would suffice."
Albert Einstein

"Military justice is to justice what military music is to music."
Groucho Marx

If you want thanks for removing Saddam... you shouldn't have made all his atrocities possible with years of funding and weapons. Iraq doesn't seem to be doing a lot better though and you couldn't even find the WMD's you had the receipt of! And btw, Osama Bin who?

"The enemy agressor is always pursuing a course of larceny, murder, rapine and barbarism. We are always moving forward with high mission, a destiny imposed by the Deity to regenerate our victims while incidentally capturing their markets, to civilize savage and senile and paranoidal peoples while blundering accidentally into their oil wells or metal mines."
John T. Flynn - As we go marching

"I suspected I was just part of a racket at the time. Now I am sure of it. Like all members of the military profession I never had an original thought until I left the service. My mental faculties remained in suspended animation while I obeyed the orders of the higher-ups. This is typical with everyone in the military service."
Major General Smedley Butler

"One of the amusing by-products of war is its pricking of the fundamental democratic delusion. For years Homo Boobus stalks the earth vaingloriously, flapping his wings over his God-given rights, his inalienable freedom, his sublime equality to his masters. Then of a sudden he is thrust into a training camp and discovers that he is a slave, after all - that even his life is not his own."
H.L. Mencken - Minority Report

"A free government with an uncontrolled power of military conscription is the most ridiculous and abominable contradiction and nonsense that ever entered into the head of man."
Daniel Webster, Speech in the House of Representatives, January 14 1814.

"In 1938, for most of the men of our tribe, The Depression ended as mysteriously as it had begun. The Navy Yard in Brooklyn was hiring longshoremen again, in great droves... Everybody knew this sudden good luck had its sinister side. The Navy Yard was busy because the government was tooling up for another war... Roosevelt said he was not going to get us into the war. He promised he would keep us out of the war. My father said that Woodrow Wilson had made the same promises and then connived us into the first world war anyway."
Robert Anton Wilson

~ Disclaimer ~
"I don't hate America. I'm not a terrorist. I don't support terrorism. I'm just cursed with ethics!
Support the troops? I don't support killers of any kind."
captain obvious

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Stupidly Convinced

"The totally convinced and the totally stupid have too much in common for the resemblance to be accidental."
Robert Anton Wilson

Alice in Quantum Land

A Quantum's Eye View by Peter Russell

“Good morning, Alice,” a voice said. Or at least it seemed like a voice.

Alice rubbed her eyes. She'd fallen asleep in the orchard, and had been dreaming of tea parties with singing cakes and dancing oysters. She rubbed her eyes and looked around, but there was no one in sight. Had the voice been in the dream, she wondered? Or maybe she was still dreaming. She'd caught herself enough times in that trap, thinking she had woken up, only to discover she was still dreaming. It always annoyed her.

“Good morning, Alice.” There it was again. But where was it coming from? Alice had become used to voices that came from strange and unexpected places, or were disconnected from the people or things who were speaking, but not voices that came from nowhere.

“Good morning,” replied Alice cautiously but politely, not wanting to upset whoever, or whatever, this might be. “Who are you? Or more to the point, where are you?”

“I'm a quantum,” the voice continued. “You've been hearing a lot about quantum physics and all the strange conclusions that it leads to in your world, so I thought it was time you heard from me, and got a picture of how the world looks from a quantum's point of view.

“As to where I am, I am everywhere and nowhere. Always and nowhen.”

Alice knew better than to let her mind be worried by paradox. Just about everything she had heard so far was paradoxical in some way or other, and trying to understand paradoxes was bound to lead to even greater confusion.

“Let me introduce myself,” it continued, “and all the other zillions of quanta in the universe, for in many ways we're all exactly the same.

Read on here.

Jahwe as Devil/Jesus as Lucifer?

from Azotep, interesting stuff, connected to earlier post. Remember all we're doing, is discussing possibilities:

The "Lord God" says:
"I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the Lord do all these things (Isaiah 45.7)."

It appears God has a split personality disorder and is at war with its own shadow and reflection? From the beginning of Genesis the message is fucked up, God plays mind games with Adam and Eve and tells "them not eat the fruit or on that day they will die" then puts in a snake to test them, and give them knowlege. God lies and they do not die on that day. When Cain and Able offer sacrifices to God, God likes Ables offering of slaughtered Animal better, and frowns upon Cains fruit and veggies, Cain feeling hurt and takes the and cue kills his brother. Perhaps he thought a Human sacrifice would be a better offer? In Leviticus there is detailed descriptions off how to set up rituals and temples, to the east ( eastern star ) and make all sorts of animal/blood sacrifices, The Scape Goat collectively called "AZAZAEL" or the blame, SATAN.

You/We have only OURSELVES to blame.

MIA CUPA. (Mea Culpa :p)

I have been throwing out the idea for years that Jesus and Lucifer are possibly the same person, or maybe half brothers? I got into a big argument in jail with a Christian hypocrites about these subjects, they said "I had the Devil in me". (lol)

"I am the root and offspring of David, and the bright and morning star."
(Revelation 22:16)

In Isaiah 14:12, St. Jerome, translated the Hebrew "morning star" into the Latin term "Lucifer" (light bearer), a name commonly ascribed to Satan by Christians, and represents the fallen star, an ancient symbol for the fallen or evil one. The mourning star actually appears as the planet Venus, the brightest "star" in the sky . Venus always appears low on the horizon, thus it looked like a fallen star (fallen angel) to the believers.

Although the Isaiah verse describes the fallen king of Babylon, Christians have, for centuries, ascribed Satan as taking many forms. And what more powerful form could an evil being take than to pretend himself as the saviour of the world? This would certainly explain the hate filled verses attributed to Jesus and the blind followers who inherit ignorance. Thus, a conclusion, based on Christian beliefs of Satan, and the belief in the "inerrancy" of the Bible, one must conclude that Jesus has revealed himself as Lucifer?

I found in English numerology that Jesus/Lucifer both equal 74. 666 divided by 9=74. Now God=26 in eng, the 26th path is the Devil on the Tree of Life, and God=77 in Hebrew, 77=OZ, another word for Baphomet. It never actually says that Lucifer is Satan, people assumed that. Lucifer means "light bearer" I assumed that they was two independent enitys, but the of the same card. Now Lucifer is described somewhere in Bible as the Destroyer of Babylon, then Jesus is described in Revelations as the Destroyer of Babylon. Jesus is described as Having eyes of flame, a 7 eyed lamb with battle wounds, and Double edged sword coming out of its mouth, Scary eh? Yet you never see it painted that way, we usaly see the bloody crucified version rubed in our faces "Look at me, I died for your sins, GUILTY!" or the handsome Caucasian American politically correct friendly version. It so says in Revelations that he has the "Keys to Hell and Death". Abbadon,( "the Destroyer" ) is described as having the keys to the Abyss. Jesus say he will "come like a thief in the night" that he "comes with a sword, and does not bring peace but will "break apart families and homes"

However... The name "Jesus Christ" is a a modern English translation, the Hebrews call him "Yeshua". The name "Jesus" came from the Jesuits, and Christ= "Cristos" and means the "Crowned one". The bible was originally written in Aramaic, then Hebrew, then Greek. The people that strove to translate the bible into English was consider heretics and cast out, even tortured by other Christians in Europe. Those are the people that founded America. There was aleist 4 different versions of the English before Bible King James( a known pedophile who liked little boys) and his scholars re-writ it. So It was heavily editorialized many chapters/books taken out.

If you believe in all that...

The truth is out there ( and in here )

"The Kingdom of Heaven exist within you, and all around you"

~Love/Chaos, SWM 10^666

"When in Rome, burn the motherfucker down!" :p


Due to overfeeding some pigeons may become aggressive

Why Does The Illuminati Eye Infest Christian Churches? (duh)

This is a article: Ok if you were going "lol" like me, remember that Alex Jones is (or portrays himself like) a Christian. I don't know how far he takes it, but I think it's hilarious that people who research so much in the world still believe stuff like JC is their personal lord & saviour. (Because he has helped me so much in my life: symbols, illusions & confirmation bias can be comforting, I agree.)

So why Does The Illuminati Eye Infest Christian Churches?

here are a few possibilities, none of which I 'believe', these are oversimplified and could overlap in any kind of ways. When you talk about stuff like this you really realise the limits of language. If you know any other views or have extra info, do share. (Sorry if I offend any Christians, please forgive me. WWJD?)

* Because they built the damn churches :p They're 'masons' remember?
* Because the Illuminati twisted Jesus - a man who merely had spiritual experiences like every other saint on this planet like Alan Watts thought - his message in the scriptures, getting rid of the Gnostic aspects asap (Nag Hammadi). After all, religion is about control, not about Gnosis!
* Because Jesus Christ was a part of the royal bloodlines (holy grail, sang real) that have enslaved humanity through divide & conquer with belief systems (Satan is the deceiver), intimidation and violence. And he knew how to use his (grima worm)'tongue'. The Da Vinci code may be part of the media propaganda machine to get you to accept 'the return of the King' so they don't have to hide their Aristocracy anymore (see presidential candidates, ex presidents, and mega-'stars' you know)
* Because the Illuminati created the astrotheological (sun of god) Christian Belief System, from the ground up - borrowing from other religions and mythologies, to fuck with your feeble minds. Don't say it isn't feasible, the systems of SIN and SATAN have endured reason for more than 2000 years. "Oh foolish man, what won't you believe?" Adam Weishaupt

Daily Conspiracy: Carlin Truth

Daily Conspiracy: George Carlin Truth. I recently listened to an interview with George (RIP) on the Opie and Anthony show. Great interview and really hilarious fearmongering news clips too. As for George, and I quote:

"It's just a way of not bs'ing yourself, looking at the thing and saying hey wait a minute, what is this really, oh yeah, here's what they're doing... you know."
George Carlin

YT: George Carlin: Owners of this country

George Carlin: American Bullshit

"It's called the American Dream, cause you have to be asleep to believe it." George Carlin

Friday, August 8, 2008

Alan Watts talks about drugs

Alan Watts talks about drugs pt1

A real enlightening and funny lecture: here's the entire series

(btw, I always feel the need to explain labels :p, I use the 'video' label instead of the podcast one for audio-only-youtubes so people who click the 'podcast' link are sure they can download all they come across.)


Triple Eight is 24, *tut... tut... tut... * (from the show you know :p)
8 is the number of Chaos, the eight pointed star of the Discordian Chaos Magicians - I wonder if anything chaotic will happen at the Olympics?
8 is the number of Control - think handcuffs, could that chaotic thingy be used to impose more control on us?
Yeah I was confused about 8 resonating chaos and order both too, so this made sense: 8 is the number of the balance and of the cosmic order, according to the Egyptians. Teehee.
In Babylon, in Egypt and in Arabia, it was the number of the duplication devoted to the sun, from where the solar disc is decorated of a cross with eight arms.
8 symbolizes infinity when on its side, like after lunch in the couch.
8 is the number of Luck - Especially in China (because it sounds like the word "prosper" or "wealth"). Also in China, '8' is used in chat speak as a term for parting. This is due to the closeness in pronunciation of '8' (bā) and the English word 'bye'. (888 = N Sync's bye bye bye? :p)
8 is the number of perfection, symbol of Cosmic Christ and in China expresses the totality of the universe.
8 is a Fibonacci nr, being 3+5, the next nr in the series is 13 (5+8)
8th astrological sign of the Zodiac is Scorpio
8 Circuits of Consciousness model, the heuristic theory of conscious evolution by Timothy Leary and popularised by Robert Anton Wilson and Antero Alli.
Life Path 8 is the Path of the Warrior.
According to Michael from Hidden Agendas, 8 symbolizes material satisfaction.
In many countries, an Octagonal STOP sign is used. Even the hippies use it.
"The 'Freedom' tower" will be an Octagonal design.
added, thanks to Aferrismoon for posting this in the comments: "888 x 2 = 1776 (founding year of Bavarian Illuminati. 1776, or MDCCLXXVI, is the number shown at the bottom of the pyramid on the American dollar bill, and on the tablet held by the Statue of Liberty), obviously a good-opener. This'll be the height of the Freedom Tower in feet, which = 541. something metres, which by Gematria = YShRAL [ Israel]"
The Pythagoreans have made the number 8 the symbol of the love and the friendship, the prudence and the thinking and they have called it the Great "Tetrachtys".
In Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis, dialing an 8-chevron address will open a wormhole to another galaxy. In Battlestar Galactica, the nr 8 model is played by Grace Parks. The character Sharon Valeri clones with the nicknames Boomer and Athena.
In Terry Pratchett's Discworld series, eight is a holy number and is considered taboo. Eight is not safe to be said by wizards on the Discworld and is the number of Bel-Shamharoth. Also, there are eight days in a Disc week and eight colours in a Disc spectrum, the eighth one being Octarine.
In Colombia and Venezuela, "volverse un ocho" (meaning to tie oneself in a figure 8) refers to getting in trouble or contradicting one's self.
8 is ACHT in Dutch and German, ACHTUNG means WARNING or PAY ATTENTION in German
8 is HUIT in French, Huit sounds like Oui, Yes! Also sounds a bit like WITH, WIT in English. Wit translates to 'white' in Dutch.
8 is Hachi in Japanese, bless you.
w8 is wait, in dutch too: w8 is w+acht = wacht which means wait. Other words like that (which don't work in dutch) are h8, gr8, appreci8, congratul8ions, sk8
888 is also the Lions Gate. A supposed DNA Activation meditation Gateway, I don't know enough about this stuff yet to judge or talk about it really, it's on the list to investigate. Here's a site about it, apparently it has something to do with the rising of Sirius.
I 888 (ate, ate, ate) cause I was hungry.
88 is the abbreviated terminology used by the Aryan Brotherhood for the Nazi salute, "Heil Hitler" — "H" being the eighth letter of the alphabet, twice.
Eight is symbolic for lesbian sexual relations. YEAH!
Check out a li'l more at Pseudoccult about it, with a hilarious realisation that the Olympic logo looks like a dead dude in his own pool of blood, ouch.

You can see I don't take symbolism too seriously as you can interpret in so many ways, but it's so fascinating. I'm sure I forgot loads of interesting stuff, please share anything interesting in the comments.

added: got sent this via myspace, thanks Thom
From a book on numbers:
8 is 2x2x2, and as such is the first cubic number after 1. As the vertices of a cube or faces of its dual, the octahedron, eight is complete. At the molecular level this is displayed by atoms, which long to have a full octave of eight electrons in their outermost shell. A sulfer atom has six electrons in its outermost shell, so eight atoms get together to share electrons, forming an octagonal sulfer ring.
Within architecture the octagon often signifies the transition between heaven and earth, as a bridge between the square and the circle. A spherical dome often surmounts a cubic structure by way of a beautiful octagonal vault.

Eight is particularly revered in the religion and mythology of the orient. The ancient Chinese oracle, the I-Ching, is based on combinations of eight trigrams, each the result of a twofold choice made three times. Depicted opposite is the "Former heaven Sequence", said to represent the ideal pattern of trans-formations in the cosmos. Note how each trigram is the complement of it's opposite.
In religious symbolism, the eight step is often associated with spiritual evolution or salvation. This may result from the fact that in a seven-tone scale the eighth note is the octave, twice the pitch of the first note, and so signals the movement to a new level.
In the modern world, computers think in delightful units called "bytes," each made of eight binary "bits."
All spiders have eight legs and all octopi have eight tentacles.

eight taoist immortals.
eight limbs of yoga
eightfold path of buddhism

Update: Opening Ceremony Remarks
I didn't see the very beginning and tuned out a lot. 100 million US$ spent on the opening and closing ceremonies by Beijing officials, holy crap.

The first thing I see is soldiers freaking goose stepping lol. But then they showed paper making and calligraphy. A huge scroll folds open in the arena, I've been meaning to post on the view of multiple reality tunnels that life seems to be a meta-narrative, so I'll get back to that. As the scroll opens, life begins (Beijings? ;p). Ice Sk8ers skate and write on the paper, we write the story. In the backdrop of the filming of the scroll, we see a yellow triangle thingy with an eye in it, naturally. Then we see mountains scribbled, with a top one looking like another pyramid with an eye, in case you missed the first one :p and the sun at the right side of it above the mountains. Then the 3000 disciples of Confucius come out.
After not paying attention for 20 minutes, I mean damn these things are boring :p, white chinese runners converge in a spiral (stargate) and form a bird with a hole in its center where video is played in a series of frames. Then suddenly I hear the commentator say "the galactic center gets poured over the earth" as we see glitter thingies going down, based on the work of a Chinese artist. And the last notable thing I saw was A tai chi performance by 2008 people. I'm sure others will note some more peculiarities. Like Secret Sun's post: 17 Days in Beijing and check out another Olympic post here from Ellis Taylor.

added: how many times have you heard "one world, one dream" today? :p In the news here they mentioned it before going to the Russia-Georgia-Ossetia conflict. Interesting flag Georgia has, Russia is interfering to stop the Templar rush. In some hopeful news the three professions the Belgians trust the least of all are: politicians (only 1 in 5 trust 'em, talk about approval rating), CEO's and journalists lol! All is right with the world. Some other interesting headlines...
US government points to dead scientist as 'lone anthrax attacker' (lol, no shit!)
Nader chosen as the presidential nominee of the Peace and Freedom Party
Pakistan civilian government unites in a coalition to impeach President Pervez Musharraf
Maine resident arrested in Florida for death threats to Bush, Obama

Synchromystic Goodies

Jake Kotze from the Blob & Steve Willner from Labyrinth of the Psychonaut have teamed (themed) up for this great vid about the Dark Knight, Freeman, Ledger and much more, I swear I heard Steve say "Oz wide shut" lol, O=Eye z

Masquerade Infernale, The Hanged Man, and The Loom of Fate

Through the looking Glass has a great trinity of more Ledger/Bat related posts: The Dark KNIGHT strikes again!, "Fasten your seat belts, it's going to be a bumpy KNIGHT", Jokers Wild Part III

I also highly recommend these podcasts of Todd (Campbell of Through the Looking Glass) with Kentroversy: #11 and #31. About synchromysticism, the 23 enigma and so much more. Very cool!

Too long in this place joins in with the Batmania:
Playing with Batman - don't try this at home!, Solomon Grundy, Solomon Grundy - Take 2

Aferrismoon talks about the new X-Files movie in Dynamic Systems Frequency Modulation. Haven't seen the movie yet so will wait to read ;)

The Hidden Agendas talks about X-Files:Fight The Future (Synch Wink Wink), Breakpoint: Terrorists v.s. Transhumanists? WTF? and Ray Kurzweil's Plan: Never Die, this series is fascinating: The Illuminati Formula of Mind Control: Part 5, and this...

Minority Report" Style Interface:

WOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOO! I'm gonna get holographic touch technology in my lifetime (Screw those Microsoft coffee tables :p). *droid dance* . After realising, listening to a Todd Campbell podcast with Kentrovery that the Ipod/phone touch is basically a tricorder (which needs some work but hey!). Domo arigato mr Roboto!

PseudOccult Media's: Is tomorrow, 8/08/08, the luckiest day of the year?, Britney's Freemasonic Homeland and The Rainbow Girls, Twin Serpent Freemasonic Banking Wars in LA ,I've Got Soul but I'm Not a Soldier

Mercury's Garden: The Green Energy

Secret Sun: "What if God were the Sun?"

update: Check out some interesting additions about a dream ritual by Antero Alli, and the ECO/ECCO/ECHO system that is Earth (anagram for Heart): Antero Alli: Talking with Timothy Leary's lover (update!)

Kent Daniel Bentkowski "Kentroversy" passed on yesterday

Through the Looking Glass: Shine on crazy diamond...
RediceCreations along with a little mp3 talk
Floyd Anderson

Check out the archived podcasts, they're fascinating to listen to. I also highly recommend this excellent podcast with Todd Campbell from Through the looking glass (#11), which I listened to yesterday, where he and Todd talk about their 23 syncs and the synchromysticality of everything.

Shine on indeed.

Daily Conspiracy: Freudian Slip

Daily Conspiracy: Freudian Slip

The Freudian slip is an error in human action, speech or memory that is believed to be caused by the subconscious mind. The error often appears to the observer as being casual, bizarre or nonsensical, but has some deeper significance.
In everyday usage, Freudian slip has come to mean a slip-of-the-tongue that reveals the speaker's true meaning or intention.

Freudian slip demonstration

Case #1
"When I put my hand on the bible, I will swear to not... to uphold the laws of the land."
George W. Bush

Case #2
"Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking of new ways to harm our country and our people. And neither do we."
George W. Bush

Case #3 & #4
9/11 Donald Rumsfeld's greatest hits
About the 9/11 Pentagon attack - "...and the missile to damage this building..."
About the 9/11 Pennsylvania Plane - "...shot down the plane over Pennsylvania..."

The link shows both quotes complete with links to reliable conservative (hehe, well I mean pro-Bush) links. The second quote even has audio links.

Case #5
LA terrorist plot debunked?
The latest Bush fable gets bitchslapped on MSNBC. On Late Night with Keith Olbermann: Gerald Posner takes a look at the possible "foiled" LA terrorist attack on "Liberty-I mean-Library-I mean-Bank Towers in Los Angeles.

Case #6
Larry Silverstein, leaseholder of the destroyed WTC complex, was interviewed in a PBS documentary about the 9/11/01 attack, America Rebuilds, In it, the elderly developer makes the following statement:
"I remember getting a call from the, er, fire department commander, telling me that they were not sure they were gonna be able to contain the fire, and I said, "We've had such terrible loss of life, maybe the smartest thing to do is pull it. And they made that decision to pull and we watched the building collapse."

This statement seems to suggest that the New York Fire Department decided to demolish the building in accordance with Silverstein's suggestion, since the phrase "pull it" in this context seems to mean to demolish the building. At least that interpretation appears to be supported by a statement by a Ground Zero worker in the same documentary: "... we're getting ready to pull the building six."

An alternative interpretation of Silverstein's statement is that "pull it" refers to withdrawing firefighters from the building. However, according to FEMA's report there were no manual firefighting operations in Building 7, so there would not have been any firefighters to "pull" -- at least not from inside the building.

Case #7
More Dubya magic from the Ask President Bush Event in Derry, New Hampshire:
"It's tough as heck in Iraq right now because people are trying to stop democracy. That's what you're seeing. And Iraqis are losing lives, and so are some of our soldiers. And it breaks my heart to see the loss of innocent life and to see brave troops in combat lose their life. It just breaks my heart. But I understand what's going on. These people are trying to shake the will of the Iraqi citizens, and they want us to leave. That's what they want us to do. And I think the world would be better off if we did leave - if we didn't - if we left, the world would be worse. The world is better off with us not leaving. It's a mistake to pull out."

Case #8
Catapult The Propaganda
"If you've retired, you don't have anything to worry about - third time I've said that. (Laughter.) I'll probably say it three more times. See, in my line of work you got to keep repeating things over and over and over again for the truth to sink in, to kind of catapult the propaganda. (Applause.)"
Tell them it's propaganda, promise to tell them three more times, and they applaud.

"Repetition does not transform a lie into a truth."—F.D.R.

Case #9
Serious business making!
"They looked at the same intelligence I did, and they voted - many of them voted to support the decision I made. It's irresponsible to use politics...
What bothers me is when people are irresponsibly using their positions and playing politics. That's exactly what is taking place in America,
This is serious business making - winning this war."

Case #10
"I think if you know what you believe, it makes it a lot easier to answer questions. I can't answer your question."
George W. Bush

Case #11
"There is no doubt in my mind... that we will fail."
George W. Bush

Case #12
"One of the hardest parts of my job is to connect Iraq to the War on Terror."
George W. Bush

Case #13
"We need a common enemy to unite us."
Condoleeza Rice, March 2000

Case #14
"Freedom is about authority. Freedom is about the willingness of every single human being to cede to lawful authority a great deal of discretion about what you do."
NYC ex-Mayor Rudolph Giuliani

Case 15
"The major function of secrecy in Washington is to keep the U.S. people ... from knowing what the nation's leaders are doing."
John Stockwell, former CIA official

I'd go on but I have a life to lead :p

More Freudian Slip Links
In their own words
Oops, more Freudian slips from Bush
Finally some truth!
Google "Bush freudian slip" a lotta results :p

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.