Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Quantum Knowledge


Quantum Knowledge

Featuring Robert Anton Wilson, Dean Radin, David Deutsch, Bill Hicks and some other usual suspects.

Mos Def :The Rape Over & Tupac about the Illuminati


Mos Def: The Rape Over (Jay-Z Take Over parody)

Me likes, here's some more conscious hip hop.

And here's Tupac about the "Illuminati" (I think Tupac is offering people a "winner script" to deal with the possibility of this): "
That's why I put the K to it, n*ggas is tellin me about this illuminati shit while I'm in jail, "the dollars ya'll." That's another way to keep your self esteem low, that's another way to keep you unconfident and I'm putting that K because I'm killing that Illuminati shit... Cause they all like "the pope.. and the money," Aww come on man, get the fuck outta here! You so thinking about the money, you're not getting the motherfucking money. Get the money n*gga I don't give a fuck who's face on there."
Tupac Shakur
From a perspective that's like profound wisdom 90s style hehe :p, anyone have a guess if this 7 day theory prankster is still alive?

Religions of the World - Hinduism


Religions of the World - Hinduism

Thanks to The Invisibles: "Never not know the name of that elephant god again." lol

Wtf?

I just 'manifested' a free Ipod Touch today. Seriously, wtf? And thanks. :p

update: does anybody know a way to read ebooks on the Ipod touch without buying the add-application software, jailbreaking it, and even possible not going online? :p

The Truth, the whole truth & nothing but...

Check out this excellent post: The Truth, the whole truth & nothing but... at too long in this place by wise woman. Nothing left to say, head over there! :p

Just a reminder: If you want some random synchromysticism, check out my stumbleupon blog with the synchromysticism tag. You can browse in list or grid mode.

Alan Watts


Alan Watts

Hidden Agendas: Alternative Researchers, 2012 Love Fest, & Progressive Clarity

Check out a great rant at Hidden Agendas: Alternative Researchers, 2012 Love Fest, & Progressive Clarity.

From reading the Egyptian Enneads, I initially see no extraterrestrial influence, I see a fucked up family, engaging mostly in incest, subjugating entire nations (start with one!) through ridiculous fucking belief and control systems. Masters at deception, but no convincing evidence for me that these are Extraterrestrials or 'Gods' (dimensionals). The Man behind the Curtain, is probably just an old geezer that you can bitchslap. If Satan is the symbol of the Lie, then these families are Legion, the one who is many. Divide & Conquer through belief, what if the biggest mystery in the beginning of civilisation was that some monkeys realized that you could lie your ass off with language? Though of course, it's possible there is an extraterrestrial/dimensional influence operative, I'll just need to have some proof before I accept it completely, until then, they will exist as many possible reality tunnels in my mind, so nothing gets filtered out or preferred.

Is 2012 a sedative or a catalyst for you? If it's a sedative drop it, if it's a catalyst all the better. But if 2012 is an excuse for you to not act in any way for what you think (not believe) is right, then I really think it's time for some self-evaluation. (Don't worry, you can lie to yourself all you want if you find that more comforting :p). Guess what, action is what got these people their power, not just thinking about it. So don't get me started on the law of attr(non-)action as a means of overcoming the system if by that you just mean thinking happy thoughts and not working towards your desired future.

"Oh foolish man, what won't you believe." Adam Weishaupt
Believe NO-THING.

The lizzies come up in hallucinogenic trips, but hey, loads of theriantropic creatures do. You're just as likely to run into a humanoid bee, a praying mantis or a fluffy bunny rabbit (I kid you not). This is your future they will tell you, for we are you in the future, consciousness mirroring itself. Wether these are other dimensions or just deep realms of human imagination nobody can say for certain yet, as these non-lineair spaces will need some more exploring for that.

"And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels with him."
Does this mean they're just gonna go underground bunker? :p

These alternative researchers are also highly suspect to me, there's not one I'll really vouch for. They contradict each other, accuse each other, and their conclusions should be considered just that, their conclusions.

However this doesn't mean I'm not open to the possibility of 2012, extraterrestrials/dimensionals or the researchers theories, otherwise I wouldn't explore and question them. I've had some very interesting experiences concerning consciousness which I have shared here, these include meditation, entheogenic, synchronistic and even divinatory experiences. My current catma's are very agnostic however as I find that to be the most sane way to move ahead.

I'll close off with two X-Files quotes:
I want to believe: the worst fucking quote in fiction (that includes religion) ever, this is worse than religion & ideology and their confirmation bias, this is wanting the confirmation bias!
Though on the other hand, it also could just imply 'keep seeking despite ridicule or whatever', they could have worded it better in that case.
Trust no one: Aah, much better, trust no one, not even yourself by which I mean continue to question your belief system periodically. Everyone, including you, can be potentially misled by hidden agendas, disinfo, misinfo, ignorance, fuzzy logic, confirmation bias, too much or too little skepticism towards a subject, etc etc. Remember, truth seeking is about seeking thé truth, not your truth by which I mean acquiring new beliefs based on earlier ones.

Question everything, replacing the exploring everything above. Since the datastream is more than corrupted, 'question' is much more appropriate I find. Thanks Michael!

Daily Dedroidify: Anger!

Daily Dedroidify: Anger. A while ago I completed my last of 24 lectures on the "Passions: Philosophy and the Intelligence of Emotions" course from the teaching company (TTC Course No. 4123) Taught by Robert C. Solomon from The University of Texas at Austin (Ph.D., University of Michigan).

I found it very entertaining, I didn't learn a super lot cause I was already well trained in emotional intelligence but I recommend it to anyone, a great teacher with some good lessons and will surely brighten up anyone. Philosophers and other people mentioned include Plato, Aristotle, William James, Freud, etc

I also learned that anger may not be quite the 'basic' emotion we think it is.
The Utkuhikhalingmiut tribe of Inuit (Eskimos) and The Polynesians of Tahiti and surrounding islands do not express anger at one another, and look down upon it, in fact the closest translation for the Utkuhikhalingmiut word would be childishness lol! The Polynesians even demonize anger and regard it as going crazy. Anthropologists who have studied Polynesians in some detail say that they hypercognize anger meaning that they talk about it a good deal, but they do not experience it often. In the west, we also hypercognize anger, but in this culture, that hypercognition serves as a spur to anger... (lol)

This leads me to think that anger is mostly an inherited evolutionary asset which we needed for protection, but clearly can be overcome much easier than thought if entire societies can get rid of it in a healthy way. So if you're embarking on the spiritual path or trying to be happier with controlling your thoughts, think of the Utkuhikhalingmiut and Polynesians for inspiration :) I'll leave you with this thought: Do you think enlightenment still includes anger?

If you're interested, here's some further reading:
Catherine Lutz, Unnatural Emotions.
Robert Levi, The Tahitians.
Jean Briggs, Never in Anger: Portrait of an Eskimo Family.

Here follows a Mahayana Buddhist Sutra on anger:

Sutra On The Buddha's Bequeathed Teaching
Sutra Preface

When Shakyamuni Buddha first turned the Wheel of Dharma, he crossed
over the Venerable Ajnatakaundinya. The very last time he spoke the
Dharma, he crossed over the Venerable Subhadhra. All of those whom
he should have crossed over had already been crossed over. He lay
between the Twin Sala trees and was about to enter Nirvana. At this
time, in the middle period of the night, all was quiet,without any
sound. Then for the sake of all of his disciples he spoke on the
essentials of the Dharma.

...

Avoiding Anger

All of you Bhikshus, if a person dismembered you piece by piece your
mind should be self-contained. Do not allow yourself to become
angry. Moreover, you should guard your mouth and not give rise to
evil speech. If you allow yourself to have thoughts of anger, you
will hinder your own Way, and lose the merit and virtue you have
gained. Patience is a virtue which neither upholding the precepts
nor the ascetic practises are able to compare with. One who is able
to practise patience can be called a great person who has strength;
if you are unable to happily and patiently undergo the poison of
malicious abuse, as if drinking sweet dew, you cannot be called a
wise person who has entered the Way. Why is this? The harm from
anger ruins all good dharmas and destroys one's good reputation.
People of the present and of the future will not even wish to see
this person. You should know that a heart of anger is worse than a
fierce fire. You should always guard against it, and not allow it to
enter you, for of the thieves which rob one's merit and virtue, none
surpasses anger. Anger may be excusable in lay people who indulge in
desires, and in people who do not cultivate the Way, who are without
the means to restrain themselves, but for people who have left the
home-life, who cultivate the Way and are without desires, harboring
anger is impermissable. Within a clear, cool cloud, there should not
be a sudden blazing clash of thunder.

How to stay stressed
a taster:
TAKE PLENTY OF STIMULANTS. The old standards of caffeine, nicotine, sugar, and cola will continue to do the job just fine.

AVOID "WOO-WOO" PRACTICES. Ignore the evidence suggesting that meditation, yoga, deep breathing, and/or mental imaging help to reduce stress. The Protestant work ethic is good for everyone, Protestant or not.

GET RID OF YOUR SOCIAL SUPPORT SYSTEM. Let the few friends who are willing to tolerate you know that concern yourself with friendships only if you have time, and you never have time. If a few people persist in trying to be your friend, avoid them.

PERSONALIZE ALL CRITICISM. Anyone who criticizes any aspect of your work, family, dog, house, or car is mounting a personal attack. Don't take time to listen, be offended, then return the attack!

THROW OUT YOUR SENSE OF HUMOR. Staying stressed is no laughing matter, and it shouldn't be treated as one.

MALES AND FEMALES ALIKE - BE MACHO. Never ever ask for help, and if you want it done right, do it yourself!

BECOME A WORKAHOLIC. Put work before everything else, and be sure to take work home evenings and weekends. Keep reminding yourself that vacations are for sissies.

DISCARD GOOD TIME MANAGEMENT SKILLS. Schedule in more activities every day than you can possibly get done and then worry about it all whenever you get a chance.

PROCRASTINATE. Putting things off to the last second always produces a marvelous amount of stress.

WORRY ABOUT THINGS YOU CAN'T CONTROL. Worry about the stock market, earthquakes, the approaching Ice Age, you know, all the big issues.

BECOME NOT ONLY A PERFECTIONIST BUT SET IMPOSSIBLY HIGH STANDARDS ...and either beat yourself up, or ... feel guilty, depressed, discouraged, and/or inadequate when you don't meet them.

"Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned."
Buddha

THX 1138 trailer


THX 1138 trailer

Holy crap, I need to stop putting off watching classics. This movie is just excellent, I'll try to do a write-up of it soon. This was George Lucas his first (and best, it seems!) movie. Check out this post at Aferrismoon: 1138 and the Whirr of the Aeon.