Wednesday, September 3, 2008

8 Circuit Model: Circuit 1 MEGAPOST: Physical, Bio-Survival, Security, Fight-or-Flight, Fear, Terrorism, Politics, Death

I will do a series on the 8 Circuit Model (not daily though), I thought it might help beginners to the model understand each circuit a little better. I've also found that re-reading and learning other interpretations by people always help me to understand it a little broader and better, so it can only help. I recommend the books Prometheus Rising and Angel Tech to learn more about the model, this webpage and its many links will help you too. Also check out this post with an audio series on youtube covering all 8 circuits.

What is the 8 Circuit Model, a model to help us de-droid-ify: "To understand neurological space, Dr. Leary assumes that the nervous system consists of eight potential circuits, or "gears," or mini-brains. Four of these brains are in the usually active left lobe and are concerned with our terrestrial survival; four are extraterrestrial, reside in the "silent" or inactive right lobe, and are for use in our future evolution. This explains why the right lobe is usually inactive at this stage of our development, and why it becomes active when the person ingests psychedelics (or engages in other right lobe activating practices.)" Robert Anton Wilson

It helps us to understand human behaviour (our own and that of others), increasing understanding and tolerance. It helps us understand the mechanics of belief. If every human being was educated about this psychological model the corrupt political system that runs on emotional bias, propaganda, lies and half-truths would collapse in a heartbeat and we could evolve towards a system that is beneficial for all, instead of just the politicians and their cronies.

short Circuit 1 summary by RAW
"This invertebrate brain was the first to evolve (2 to 3 million years ago) and is the first activated when a human infant is born. It programs perception onto an either-or grid divided into nurturing-helpful Things (which it approaches) and noxious-dangerous Things (which it flees, or attacks). The imprinting of this circuit sets up the basic attitude of trust or suspicion which will ever after trigger approach or avoidance."

Imprinting is the term used in psychology and ethology to describe any kind of phase-sensitive learning (learning occurring at a particular age or a particular life stage) that is rapid and apparently independent of the consequences of behavior. It was first used to describe situations in which an animal or person learns the characteristics of some stimulus, which is therefore said to be "imprinted" onto the subject.

Neophilic: exploring, healthier
Winner Script: I will live forever or die trying!

"Various medical authorities swarm in and out of here predicting I have between two days and two months to live. I think they are guessing. I remain cheerful and unimpressed. I look forward without dogmatic optimism but without dread. I love you all and I deeply implore you to keep the lasagna flying. Please pardon my levity, I don't see how to take death seriously. It seems absurd."
Robert Anton Wilson 5 days before his death

"I've seen Tim Leary twice recently and he remains a marvel - absolutely the funniest and happiest dying man I ever saw. This, I think, is only partially due to his high hopes on the cryonic gamble (having his head preserved for future identity reconstruction). Partly, I think it's just Tim. Either he was born with special genes or he has learned to use LSD more positively than any other researcher, criminal or heretic on the planet. (In the dark ages, like now, `researcher, criminal or heretic' all mean roughly the same.) He stayed high and happy all through his prison years, too. In both prison and dying, he has cheered me up more than I have cheered him up." Robert Anton Wilson

Leary was on his death bed with friends surrounding him, to withstand the pain and be able to enjoy his company and vice versa, there was a tank of nitrous oxide which he inhaled with a balloon, injections of Dilaudid, doses of hallucinogens, various vials of white powder, a pack of Benson & Hedges and a daily highball. "I'm an Irishman," he declared. "I can handle my liquor! Whaddaya got?"

Leary's death was videotaped for posterity at his request, capturing his final words. During his final moments, he said, "Why not?" to his son Zachary. He uttered the phrase repeatedly, in different intonations, and died soon after. Zachary Leary found his fathers last words "beautiful." Leary's final moments also appear in the documentary, "Timothy Leary's Dead."

"Timothy Leary's dead. No, no, no, no he's outside looking in"
Moody Blues - Legend of a Mind

The opposite attitude:
Neophobic: insecure, dogmatic (even when shifting), sicker
Loser Script: I don't know how to defend myself...

note: reimprint via yoga (silent meditation practice in the same pose daily creates a more neophilic attitude, so does hatha yoga), martial arts. Bio-Energetic Breathwork aka Rebirthing, and the Isolation sensory-deprivation floatation tank are worth investigating too.

"There is nothing permanent or compulsive in your system except what you believe to be so."
Moshe Feldenkrais

Circuit 1 sheet
Leary: Biosurvival.
Gurdjieff: Movement
Freud: Oral
Jung: Sensation
Berne: Natural
Sagan: Reptile
Piaget: Sensorimotor
Roddenberry: Scotty
Imprint sites: Limbic
Intelligence: Physical
Medium: The Organism (the body)
Education: Passivity, Safety and Nourishment
Chakra: Muladhara Root chakra
Element: Earth
Day: Monday (Moon Goddess, Mother)

Preoccupies itself with physical safety and biological survival. Revolves around basic security needs and the warm, buzzy nodding sensations of infant bliss and being taken care of at the most primary levels of existence: food, shelter and enough sleep. When frustrated or over-emphasized the search for security intensifies, becomes an obsession and finally an addiction. Security Addiction expresses the lowest energy state of all trances. When the needs of this center are fulfilled, one lives with the knowledge of being a "survivor" with some ability to stabilize and secure others.
SECURITY CATALYSTS: Food, water, shelter, sleep, maternal lactation, Valium, 3-6 hrs. of television, Prozac, all sedatives, nicotine, most pain-killers, PCP, morphine and heroin. Any drug acting on the breathing mechanism of the brain stem by slowing it down and, by overdose, stopping it entirely.
OVERDOSE SYMPTOMS: Survival anxiety. The fear of: dying, of living, of eating (bolemia & anorexia), of chaos and of dirt. Obesity and malnurtrition.

"Physical intelligence naturally avoids what is toxic and approaches what is nourishing. It is only by being out of touch with our basic instincts taht this natural tendency is reversed; we avoid nourishment and are attracted to the toxic. There is nothing particularly 'WRONG' with this until we fail to see the long-term implications of self-destructive tendencies. Physical intelligence is sharpened through hunger, ask any dancer. There is a saying in Zen which demonstrates this kind of body wisdom: 'Eat when you are hungry, sleep when you are tired and wake up when you stop dreaming.' What could be more simple?" Antero Alli

It loosely corresponds to the Root Chakra:
related to instinct, security, survival and also to basic human potentiality.

Evolutionary this is the first state of consciousness
it can be likened to the first uni-cellular & invertebrate life on this planet

"Few of our ancestors were perfect ladies or gentlement; the majority of them were not even mammals." Robert Anton Wilson

Carl Sagan called it the Reptile stage

evolutionary in humans this is the state babies are in untill their brain grows to facilitate more states of consciousness

Freud called it the Oral stage.

"Any mammal hooks the bio-survival circuit to the first imprinted bio-survival object: the teat. Bio-survival and orality are deeply blended in all mammals, including domesticated primates (humans)." Robert Anton Wilson

"This is why, despite the Cancer Terror, people still smoke cigarettes... Others chew gum (spearmint, juicy fruit, even sugar-free: something for every taste), bite their fingernails, gnaw their knuckles, scrunch pencil stubs, eat more than they need (Potato chips, anyone? A Mars bar maybe? pretzels, peanuts, cashews, do you want the cheese and crackers with your beer, mac? And do try the canapes, Mrs. Miller). Some chew their lips, gobble tranks and uppers, even munch their mustaches. What goes on in the bedroom is known to the Kinsey Institute and anyone who has seen a porn film.

How important is this oral imprinting? We read of a baby giraffe whose mother was accidentally killed by a jeep immediately after birth. The neonate, following hard-wired genetic programs, "imprinted" the first object that roughly fit the giraffe archetype - the jeep itself. He followed the machine around, vocalized to it, attempted to suckle from it, and, when adult, tried to mate with it." RAW

We can even hilariously apply Gene Roddenberry's original Star Trek characters to the first four circuits of consciousness. For the first, it is Scotty the engineer. Taking care of the physical stuff! The 'body' and 'survival' of the Enterprise.

Circuit 1 consciousness is one-dimensional

Because we have not evolved quite mentally as we have technologically, and our upbringing, surroundings, education and media have a profound impact on our development, as a result:

"In 1968, a US Public Health survey showed that 85% of the population had one or more symptoms that we would call bad first-circuit imprinting or conditioning. These symptoms included dizzy spells, heart palpitations, wet palms and frequent nightmares. This means that 85 out of the next 100 people you meet should be regarded as, more or less, "the Walking Wounded."

This is the first level of meaning in our brutal, cynical propositino that most people are almost as mechanical as sci-fi robots. A man or woman entering a new situation with the anxiety chemicals of a frightened infant coursing through the brain stem is not going to be able to observe, judge, or decide anything very accurately.

And this is why Gurdjieff said, in his own jargon, that people are asleep and having nightmares.


The first circuit is the Bio-Survival circuit: Fight-or-Flight

"When the bio-survival circuit flashes danger,
all other mental activity ceases.
Robert Anton Wilson

They buy and sell your fears. They make a killing.

Newsflash: Fear and hate are not the answer to any problem!

"Terrorism is the best political weapon
for nothing drives people harder than a fear of sudden death."
Adolf Hitler...

"Jingoism, racism, fear, religious fundamentalism: these are the ways of appealing to people if you're trying to organize a mass base of support for policies that are really intended to crush them." Noam Chomsky

"Government is not reason; it is not eloquence; it is force! Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master. Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action."
George Washington

That is why fear is used every day in the media. Fear of terrorists (trained by the governments that make you fear them), immigrants (people who want to the shitty jobs you wouldn't go near), paedophiles (elite child sex networks anyone?), muslim fundamentalists (not all muslims are fundamentalists), rogue nations (like the US and Great Britain :p), etc. get the point?

"The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens - the more you control all the people." Noam Chomsky

So politicians are trying to scare you of terrorists, who could be and strike anywhere, anytime. About dealing with that, Bush: "I encourage you all to go shopping more."
There are mountains of evidence that the official versions of the biggest terrorist attacks in history are the craziest conspiracy theories out there. And that they were not done by the ones accused but were executed and/or allowed to go on by the country's own governments are easily dismissed thanks to the convincing authority-figure the government, mainstream media and 'scientists' are to people. This strategy is called a False Flag Operation, Problem Reaction Solution.

"Beware the leader who bangs the drum of war in order to whip the citizenry into a patriotic fervor. For patriotism is indeed a double-edged sword. It both emboldens the blood, just as it narrows the mind. And when the drums of war have reached a fever pitch and the blood boils with hate and the mind has closed, the leader will have no need in seizing the rights of the citizenry. Rather, the citizenry, infused with fear and patriotism, will offer up all of their rights to the leader and gladly so. How do I know? For this is what I have done. And I am Julius Caesar."

For instance, it is seen as inconceivable that the Bush administration would be able to stage 9/11 because they handled the wars and Katrina so poorly. "It required planning" said leftist gatekeeper Bill Maher. How ridiculous, because that then means they believe a few muslims out of a cave could do it better than the most wealthy, most powerful organization of humans ever on this planet, if anyone is able to pull off such a stunt, it is the US government or elements within it.

"Collective fear stimulates herd instinct, and tends to produce ferocity toward those who are not regarded as members of the herd." Bertrand Russell

It is ignored that the war in Iraq wasn't supposed to end quickly, otherwise the military industrial complex and the oil industry would not profit as much as they do now (billions, billions go missing even, billions.). Confirmation bias quickly takes care of little bits of otherwise convincing evidence to an open mind. For instance this 'Osama' in the middle above is the one of the video that claimed 9/11. Too bad he doesn't even look like him, but hey, he has a beard and a turban! More pics: 1, 2. In the below pic: Videos 1, 2 and 4 show the real bin Laden, video 3 shows the "lucky find" 9/11 Bin Laden.

The War on Terror too is now a lucrative never-ending military industrial complex operation.

About Katrina: I invoke the great George Carlin: "These rich cocksuckers don't give a fuck about you. At all. At all. At all."

We are faced by a group of people who use fear to make even more money and increase their power, which means decreasing our power by taking civil liberties.

"The terrorists hate us for our freeDUMB." George W. Bush

In essense, the politicians of the entire Western World are themselves the Terrorists. Using terror to achieve a political goal, is terrorism.

Terrorism: the calculated use of violence (or threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimindation or coercion or instilling fear

Sounds like the agenda of the entire Western political world to me.

"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

"If the masses rule, man is controlled by ignorance.
If the church rules, he is conrolled by superstition.
If the state rules, he is controlled by fear.
Before people can live in harmony & understanding,
ignorance needs to change in wisdom."
Manly P. Hall

More than 1 million American people are now on the Terrorist Watchlist of the US.
How many of those do you think are just people who Question their Government?

* Terror refers to a pronounced state of fear - which usually occurs before the state of horror - when someone becomes overwhelmed with a sense of immediate danger. Also, it can be caused by perceiving the (possibly extreme) phobia. As a consequence, terror overwhelms the person to the point of making irrational choices and non-typical behavior.

As RAW says, all other mental activity ceases, try to think about that next time a politician or the media tries to scare you. If they manage in scaring you, it'll be hard to think about it...

The next administration in the US will be little different from Bush. Both Obama and McCain of the one party system unwaveringly support Israel, will not negociate with Hamas, have threatened Iran and Pakistan, do not intend to restore civil liberties, will stay in Iraq (Obama is NOT an anti-war candidate, he has said that the 'green zone' must be maintained in Iraq).

The police's actions against protestors have been outrageous this year at the Democratic and Republican conventions. These men who are "just following orders" (sound familiar) are rounding up journalists, protestors who are merely filming or taking pictures, without just cause.

Also, there is not much to fear while in riot gear (rhymes).
Here is the new Peruvian riot gear. Were the abs really necessary? Dudes you forgot the nipples! But their circuit 1 sense of safety is ensured.
Protesting, it's just un-american! But don't fear, or Hunter will laugh at you from beyond the grave. To overcome this you must start with the right attitude: We, the people, are the power elite, and don't you forget it!

"We are turning into a nation of whimpering slaves to fear - fear of war, fear of poverty, fear of random terrorism, fear of getting down-sized or fired because of the plunging economy, fear of getting evicted for bad debts, or suddenly getting locked up in a military detention camp on vague charges of being a terrorist sympathizer." Hunter S. Thompson

And in the "counterculture" - how much of it is engineered as well? - counterculture is another form of culture, it is also manipulated, sombunall people involved are also 'victims' of group think: Fear fascism and the rising police state, aliens, reptilians, nanotech, biotech, chemtrails, health issues. You can easily spot the value of a counterculture representative by the amount of fearmongering as opposed to the amount of informing they do, though it doesn't automatically mean they are counter-intelligence, ignorance is much underestimated.

* Paranoia is a term used to describe a psychosis of fear, described as a heightened perception of being persecuted, false or otherwise. This degree of fear often indicates that one has changed their normal behavior in radical ways, and may have become extremely compulsive. Sometimes, the result of extreme paranoia is a phobia.
Tip: Don't attribute too much value to your interpretations and assumptions, you can have suspicions (interpretations) but that doesn't mean you have to believe and/or fear them. Metanoia is the art of perceiving many (possibly contradicting) possibilities and interpretations, while keeping a positive, healthy explorative and solution-oriented attitude. (Spread information, find the others. Be mindful and fun doing it. Nobody likes to listen to a grouch, nobody likes to be 'rudely woken'.)

That being said, paranoia is grossly misunderstood and misused, anyone who sees through the sham of politics for instance is called paranoid by those who don't. Not believing an official explanation is not paranoia, investigating conspiracy research is not paranoia. Looking beyond what you're presented is not paranoia. It's called intelligence and finding out for yourself, instead of letting your opinions be dictated to you (wether that be from authorities, media, researchers or whoever.)

From V for Vendetta:
"Fear became the ultimate tool of this government."

"I want this country to stand on the edge of oblivion!
(Do you realize when you are Double Crossed?)
Want to hear a speech?

Boysetsfire - Walk Astray

Where were you the day they stole our innocence?
And arranged a sacrifice for everyone in town.
Drove the words yet to be written underground
To save the money on the kerosene they need.
Were you awake or were you sleeping?
Or just too afraid to disagree?

Well I don't wanna sing about freedom anymore.
I wanna see it! I wanna feel it!
I wanna know that it still sits beyond the lies that we've been told
beyond the wars that keep our families from home,
I know that there's a way.
Dear God, let there be a way
to change the path we're on
..and believe in a better day.

Our dreams are their worst nightmares, these songs a call to arms
we can dance on the graves that held us, we can change the course of time
Stand up and fight, save yourself, strike, the time is now

You and me, we are more like sheep, (more like sheep)
forced to march crippled feet to the slaughter

I'll stand on principle, banner lifted and a fist raised high
Filthy soul with a patriot heart, dancing rhythms in a world apart

But you and me, we can live like thieves
on the dreams that we stole from their fears

Casting pearls before swine, hanging dead on the vine
Can we strive to be so much more than this?

You and me, we are more like sheep
forced to march crippled feet to the slaughter

Economic Slavery?
"As civilization has advanced. The pack-bond (the tribe, the extended family) has been broken. This is the root of the widely diagnosed "anomie" or "alienation" or "existential anguish" about which so many social critics have written so eloquently. What has happened is that the conditioning of the bio-survival bond to the gene-pool has been replaced by a conditioning of bio-survival drives to hook onto the peculiar tickets which we call "money".

Concretely, a modern man or woman doesn't look for bio-survival security in the gene-pool, the pack, the extended family. Bio-Surivval depends on getting the tickets. "You can't live without money." If the tickets are withdrawn, acute bio-survival anxiety appears at once." RAW

We fear what we do not understand.

"People are so fearful of the unknown... 'Whatever it is, I'm against it.'"
Eckhart Tolle

"Response-Ability... the ability to respond creatively to the unknown."
Antero Alli

"Power rests on the kind of knowledge one holds. What is the sense of knowing things that are useless? They will not prepare us for our encounter with the Unknown." Don Juan (Carlos Castaneda)

Faithless: "Fear is a Weapon of Mass Destruction"

Faithless - Mass Destruction

Whether long range weapon or suicide bomber
Wicked mind is a weapon of mass destruction
Whether you're Soaraway Sun or BBC 1
Misinformation is a weapon of mass destruct
You coulda Caucasian or a poor Asian
Racism is a weapon of mass destruction
Whether inflation or globalization
Fear is a weapon of mass destruction

Even though I'm only a kid. Certain things can't be hid.

Whether Halliburton, Enron or anyone
Greed is a weapon of mass destruction
We need to find the courage, overcome
Inaction is a weapon of mass destruction (x3)

We taking sides like a politician
And if i get friction we get to fighting.
I'll defend my dad he's the best of all men
and whatever he's doing he's doing the right thing.
It's frightening, but it makes me mad,
Why do all of these people seem to hate my dad?

My story stops here, lets be clear.
This scenario is happening everywhere.
And you ain't going to nirvana (near-vana) or far-vana,
you're coming right back here to live out your karma.

With even more drama than previously, seriously.
Just how many centuries have we been
waiting for someone else to make us free?

And we refuse to see that people overseas suffer just like we: Bad leadership and ego's unfettered and free Who feed on the people they're supposed to lead
I don't need good people to pray and wait
For the lord to make it all straight.
There's only now, do it right.
'Cos I don't want your daddy, leaving home tonight

Whether Halliburton Enron or anyone
Greed is a weapon of mass destruction
We need to find the courage, overcome
Inaction is a weapon of mass destruction
Inaction is a weapon of mass destruction
Inaction is a weapon of mass destruction

"More oneness, less categories.
Open hearts, no strategies.
Decisions based upon faith and not fear.
People live right now and right here.
I want the wisdom that wise men revere. I want more."

Death from fear: Scared to Death.
Research conducted at the University of California, San Diego and published in the British Medical Journal, suggests that deaths attributed to heart mortality increase under psychological stress, particularly terror. Otherwise healthy people have been known to be "scared to death," that is, to suddenly die under extreme fear or emotional trauma. People of all ages have died from fright brought on by everything from earthquakes to amusement-park rides.

Guns N' Roses - Civil War

What we have here... is failure to communicate

Look at the hate we're breeding
Look at the fear we're feeding
Look at the lives we're leading
The way we've always done before

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)

"Fear is the Path to the Dark side.
Fear leads to anger.
Anger leads to hate.
Hate... leads to suffering!"

"The soul should know whither it is going and whence it came, what is good for it and what is evil, what it seeks and what it avoids, and what is that Reason which distinguishes between the desirable and the undesirable, and thereby tames the madness of our desires and calms the violence of our fears."

"And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our fear, our presence automatically liberates others."
Marianne Williamson

There is no love in fear.
Perfect love casteth out fear!

Fear takes the shape we're willing to give it!
Let's light a candle in our hearts, make it gleam. Try to enjoy the moment!
Mind Game

"The only thing to fear is fear itself." FDR

Both institutions, government and religion, use fear and greed to repress your animality. They don't change it. If you are caught, the government will send you to jail to be punished. If you are not caught, then the religions will send you to hell to suffer..." Osho

Wavy Gravy once asked a Zen Roshi, "What happens after death?"
The Roshi replied, " I don't know."
Wavy protested, " But you're a Zen Master!"
"Yes," the Roshi admitted, " but I'm not a dead Zen Master."

Remember the beginning of the post with RAW & Leary's approaches to death?
Since we are talking about the Bio-Survival circuit,
let's end this post with some more about


- believe nothing -

"There is no death. Death is a Circuit Three symbol for fear. When the body stops functioning, consciousness advances to the nervous system where it belonged all the time. When the nervous system stops functioning then, consciousness goes home - via the neuron cell - to the DNA genetic code where it belongs." Timothy Leary

"I saw 'death' as an illusion, an intellectual symbol for fear,
social control and oppression." Antero Alli (full quote here.)

Blue Oyster Cult: Don't Fear the Reaper (Stephen King The Stand vid)

All our times have come
Here but now they're gone
Seasons don't fear the reaper
Nor do the wind, the sun or the rain...
we can be like they are
Come on baby... don't fear the reaper
Baby take my hand... don't fear the reaper
We'll be able to fly... don't fear the reaper
Baby I'm your man...

In my most profound psylocybin mushroom trip, I died and saw death
He wasn't a scary appearance with a scythe
but an old distinguished man in suit with a pair of scissors
He smiled at me
and waved his scissors as in "not your time yet"

"Here's my point folks, in the blink of an eye: we can have Heaven on Earth - it's a choice, that's all it is... You can look through the eyes of fear, you can look through the eyes of love, it's the only two ways to look. The eyes of fear is insanity, it's not really there, the eyes of love are the only real eyes. Bing. Go. Bing fucking go. Heaven on Earth right now if you want it. Right now. It's a choice! To look through the eyes of love instead of the eyes of fear, just once."
Bill Hicks

"The only effort of any intelligent person in this world ought to be to know something which cannot be destroyed by death."

"To fear death, my friends, is only to think ourselves wise, without being wise: for it is to think that we know what we do not know. For anything that men can tell, death may be the greatest good that can happen to them: but they fear it as if they knew quite well that it was the greatest of evils. And what is this but that shameful ignorance of thinking that we know what we do not know?"

"If a man has trained himself throughout his life to live in a state as close as possible to death, would it not be ridiculous for him to be distressed when death comes to him?"

"Death may be the greatest of all human blessings."

"I know I am deathless. No doubt I have died myself ten thousand times before. I laugh at what you call dissolution, and I know the amplitude of time."
Walt Whitman
aka Kenny, the Buddhist South Parkian

"Humans need fantasy to be human, to be the place where the fallen angel meets the rising ape."
Death in The Hogfather
(Terry Pratchet's Discworld)

"Cowards die many times before their deaths. The valiant never taste of death but once." William Shakespeare

"Now now, dear man, this is not the time to be making enemies." Voltaire
(on his death bed when a priest asked him to 'renounce satan')

"Today a young man on acid realized that all matter is merely energy condensed to a slow vibration. That we are all one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively. There is no such thing as death. Life is only a dream and we are the imagination of ourselves." Bill Hicks

"If you awaken from this illusion, and you understand that black implies white, self implies other, life implies death - or shall I say, death implies life - you can conceive yourself." Alan Watts

"Life without the courage for death is slavery." Seneca

"Death is not the worst that can happen to men." Plato

"How about no longer being masochistic
How about remembering your divinity
How about unabashedly bawling your eyes out
How about not equating death with stopping"

"Across every threshold the skeleton form of Death throws his fearsome shadow. Old or young, well or ill, rich or poor, all, all alike must pass out into that shadow and throughout the ages has sounded the piteous cry for a solution of the riddle of life - the riddle of death."
Max Heindel

Alan Watts - The Fear of Enlightenment

Circa Survive - Act Appalled

Circa Survive - Act Appalled

Will you walk straight? I'm not like them...
to fool them in make it seem like you're in trouble (problem reaction solution)
make a sound, fake it enough
what made you so scared? (propaganda & false flags)
maybe you're mistaken for someone who cares

if you remember remember
I've been trying to get back to the (galactic) center (or beyond political bs division)
I'm sure it's not like it was before

to make them drink
tell 'em that it's only water (fluoride, aspartame anyone?)
no one leaves til we figure this out!
what made you so scared?
maybe you're mistaken for someone who cares

Patience! Patience...
both we and our words
are over-produced by influence

["In religion and politics (& everything else), people's beliefs and convictions are in almost every case gotten at second hand, and without examination."
Mark Twain]

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

How the credit-card companies killed a Mythbusters segment on RFID vulnerabilities

Mythbusters and RFID

I'm not a big fan of these kind of shows (there are so many), because the little time they have for each episode can hardly make for a truly informative viewing. Though he makes excellent points about exactly that. So btw, RFID is hackable - obviously, it's technology :p So get to the books! HACK THE PLANET!
added: thanks ed for posting this in the comments. Here is an RFID Mythbusters episode, it's basically propaganda. The youtube comments are surprisingly conscious for once.


Can a new theory in neuroscience explain spiritual experience to a non-believer?

update thanks Càm: "There have been no studies linking the serotonergic system and the insula, whereas we know for sure that the pineal gland is filled with serotonin receptors, it has more than any other brain area, it is known as the physical third eye, and psychedelics work primarily on the serotonin system."

For those interested here's some more related info in a 1976 (updated '96) paper called The Pineal Gland, LSD and Serotonin, here's an excerpt:
LSD happens to be one of the more famous antagonists. It not only penetrates the blood brain barrier but slips slyly into the transmission site inside the nerve cells themselves. It can mimic serotonin to the point where the body thinks its serotonin and consequently shoots it across the synaptic gap. When LSD reaches the other side it is accepted but the LSD doesn't carry the message any further. The impulse of electricity is redirected down less familiar pathways, pathways which have not been highly conditioned.

Specifically LSD affects the oldest parts of the brain first (e.g. upper end of the spinal cord, medulla oblongata, cerebrum, pineal gland and hypothalamus region) then the bloodstream takes it forward into the immediate back brain (location of sight interpretation) up through the area of hearing, the cerebellum, other sense interpretive centers, and the motor areas.

Using radioactive molecules traced with LSD, science has been able to follow the course of LSD through the various channels and avenues of the body. It has been found that after selecting certain areas of the various parts of the brain it then migrates to sections with fewer imprints, for instance the right of the hemisphere, the so-called creative center.

By redirecting consciousness, as it were, into the unimprinted areas of the cortex, one hypothetically experiences the world anew, hence the variety of interpretations which arise upon questioning psychedelic voyagers about their "trip".
This is what the post was first about, Interoception: Check out this article Flesh Made Soul, very interesting article though I'm gonna nitpick a little (ok a lot) and say what bothered me about this article, if you go by the subtitle (= main title of this post) though the article is great though I just regret a few things: The satisfaction of one materialist explanation and the unexplorative spirit, the cold language (I practically felt a cold scalpel against my cheek reading some of this :p), the total ignoring of DMT, DNA, Kundalini and chi, the relative ignoring of the benefits of meditation and the relative ignoring of the huge scope of spiritual experiences, and the huge scope of Out of Body experiences (multidimensionality for instance) besides a technical way (open brain :p) to induce it. Ok so I wanted the perfect article lol! But I'll just comment on a few excerpts and share my thoughts. I admit it's nitpickery, semantics, and very subjective ;p. I recommend reading it entirely first.
Called interoception, it offers a radically new view of human anatomy and physiology based on how information from the body reaches the brain and how that information is processed uniquely in humans.

The subjective awareness of our emotional state is based on how our brain represents our physiological state, says Dr. Arthur D. Craig, a neuroanatomist at the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix and leading researcher in interoceptive processes. "If there is any way to objectively measure a subjective state," he says, "this is it."
This is fascinating, with the right scientists (meaning openminded and good intentioned) this could mean leaps in understanding consciousness (which seems to be a much disliked word, I really don't get what the big fuss is about it, though some people really hate being conscious so that might explain it hehe. Not saying everyone who doesn't like the word hates being conscious, just joking kids...)
update (repeated): "There have been no studies linking the serotonergic system and the insula, whereas we know for sure that the pineal gland is filled with serotonin receptors, it has more than any other brain area, it is known as the physical third eye, and psychedelics work primarily on the serotonin system." Càm
In this view, spirituality -- an emotional feeling from the body, a sense of timelessness, a suspension of self and dissolution of personal boundaries -- can be explained in terms of brain physiology, which means, of course, that it is subject to experimentation and manipulation.
Yeeha! Though that kinda raises questions too about ethics and spirituality. I've begun reading Philip K. Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep where people have a "mood machine", where they can just dial their preferred mood. Which I think in reality would probably fuck up your chemical balance so hard all kinds of mental abnormality is just around the corner.
In a study of "vipassana" meditation, where one's field of awareness is expanded to include anything that comes into consciousness, Davidson found that practitioners showed a strong decrease in areas of the right brain associated with the self.
According to Dr. Sara Lazar, a neurobiologist at Harvard University, insular gray matter is bigger in experienced meditators. Like a muscle, it can be challenged to grow bigger and stronger.
This is one of the few hints of the benefits of meditation and spirituality in the entire article (besides describing the experience of bliss), if you want to convey spirituality to the "non-believer", non-practitioner you might include some more reasoning as to why they should even bother, besides talking about the bliss, why did I strike that word: "The mystics ask you to take nothing on mere belief. Rather, they give you a set of experiments to test in your own awareness and experience. The laboratory is your own mind, the experiment is meditation." Ken Wilber.
Such studies do not, of course, prove or disprove the existence of God. The fact that many brain regions, including interoceptive regions, light up when subjects are asked to contemplate religious feelings or to meditate is but one aspect of these experiences.
This is the best line in the article that was really necessary considering the general tone, not about the existence of God, (who cares? :p oh right, billions lol) but that the neurobiology is but one aspect of these experiences.
Beliefs, which are learned from family and culture, create meaning.
And from authority, they not only create meaning, they create illusion, lies and bullshit too :p
I cannot prove that neurochemistry and interoceptive processes fully explain that extraordinary event, but they are, to my mind, sufficient.
I respect her view but I can't help but joke: Quitter! What a drive for research lol. So here we have a person grounded in a materialist bs and is quite happy with a materialist explanation. I can only be disappointed at this. There shall be little transcending and evolving with that attitude no?
Some might argue that a supernatural agent entered my body without my knowledge -- but there is not a shred of evidence for that claim. I prefer a biological explanation.
It's hardly necessary to invoke a "supernatural agent", notice that wording. I think she felt dirty typing it! Remember aspects (not talking about all the crazy shit out there ;p) of the supernatural and the paranormal are normal, just more rare, thanks to our left brain dominance.
In fact, I believe that every person is capable of achieving an equivalent state of sublimity without invoking God. There is nothing mystical about it. Interoceptive awareness varies with individuals. Some will be more prone to such experiences than others. Some are better at reading signals from their bodies. Hormones like oxytocin, brain chemicals like serotonin, and drugs like ecstasy play a role in producing these phenomena. Indeed, drugs are used to induce spiritual experiences the world over.
I just bolded the first four words for the hilarity, facts and belief have little to do with each other, I realize I'm nitpicking ;p But this blog's whole purpose is to evolve beyond BS. One way is making people more aware of the use of their language especially involing the word belief. I'm sure you've noticed it by now lol.
She's totally right though there is no need for (a) God(s) in these matters, "So to describe myself in a scientific way, I must also describe my surroundings, which is a clumsy way getting around to the realization that you are the entire universe." Alan Watts. However saying there's nothing mystical about it is pushing it. There can be something mystical, though not necessarily, about achieving a state of sublimity. Mysticism is one of my favorite 'concepts' and hobbies, it has little do with (a) God(s) but with looking within, I don't see why it has to be thrown out the window. Mysticism might be the only way to 'true knowledge' which is learned by sensory experience instead of using made up human 'concepts' ;p Tricky thing eh language!

Speaking of tricky language, it also depends on your definition of a word. Out of which huge misunderstandings can arise if people have different definitions in their mind.
For instance what I understand as mysticism, and the wikipedia defintion will do: the pursuit of achieving communion, identity with, or conscious awareness of ultimate reality, the Other, divinity, spiritual truth, or God through direct experience, intuition, or insight. (left all in it for completeness, don't need all of it in my definition ;p)
However, if you go to the wordref dot com dictionary, mysticism suddenly turns into this:
1. Obscure or irrational thought (LOL! wtf! Hellooooo :p)
2. a religion (wtf?) based on mystical communion with an ultimate reality (So in the definition of a noun they use a derived adjective of that same noun! lol! Though to their credit 'mystical' gets explained a little better at least...
Human brains evolved to be belief engines, according to Lewis Wolpert, a professor of biology at University College London who studies the evolutionary origins of belief. "We want to explain everything," he says, "We cannot tolerate not knowing a cause."
I know I always bitch when the word "belief" is used but come on, belief engines, followed by "cannot tolerate not knowing". There is a huge difference between Belief, Thought, and Knowledge. Just because you know something doesn't mean you have to believe it, you can disbelieve it sure, but once you 'know' something there is no belief required, just knowing will suffice don't you think? (And by this I mean provable facts - which are rather rare ;p, not theories. You can temporarily choose to prefer a theory over another considering proof first, evidence and contradicting evidence, again, no belief necessary - in the game of semantics :p).

Our brains really are belief engines, confirmation bias can confirm whatever crazy stuff we choose to believe and we can ignore whatever doesn't fit. Thinking and Knowing is where you do value the information that contradicts earlier beliefs, assumptions or hunches and use it to get a bigger picture and grow continually more wise. The authorities know the brain is a belief engine and use BS all the time to fulfill their agendas. Politics runs on BS, the media manipulates (that includes confirming) the viewer's beliefs everyday. Etc.
Thus, it seems, if our cultural upbringing has convinced us that God exists, we will interpret our blissful floating state as proof of a divine power. But if we doubt that God exists, we will turn to science and hope that researchers will eventually learn how to induce a spiritual experience in anyone who asks for it.
This last paragraph was also kinda weird to me because spirituality and mysticism are direct experiences, I'll continue to induce my own spiritual experiences and don't need a scientist for that, but thanks. Can imagine a store in a street, where materialists stand in a line for their spiritual experience? :p The way consciousness alteration is restricted I don't see it happening soon. If you have no problem with those legal restrictions however, you can induce your spiritual experience right now - well ok no, in a few months - preperation is in order. The magic word is entheogens (in the article she only mentions ecstasy of all drugs, once), you read a few 'user manuals' by for instance Timothy Leary and Terence McKenna (were sufficient for me) and there you go, though reading is not sufficient. Mental sanity, having the right intentions, the right amount of respect for yourself and your surroundings, and a healthy attitude about the unknown, are the other requirements. I recommend researching the Psylocybin Mushroom (I don't vouch for any other entheogen).
Taking it without informing yourself, without some preparation, is relatively dangerous, even kinda stupid and will not show you its true potential. Set and Setting are the two most important words.

Timothy Leary on Evolution

Timothy Leary on Evolution

Including a shout-out to RAW and Arlen in the audience *guitar solo*

Climate Scientists: Use Spaceships To Block Out The Sun

It's "man-made", but just in case we can block out the sun!
All sciency-like! :p

Climate Scientists: Use Spaceships To Block Out The Sun

Global warming alarmists, who have routinely dismissed evidence that the Sun is the main driver of climate change [Just because you don't believe in the selective data Global Warming doesn't mean you're not against pollution btw!], are now calling to block out the celestial body that supports all life on Earth in a set of bizarre new proposals to “geo-engineer” the planet.

One idea being promoted is a madcap plan to send a fleet of shiny spaceships to form a physical cloud between the Sun and the Earth, covering half the diameter of the entire planet.

“Political inaction on global warming has become so dire that nations must now consider extreme technical solutions - such as blocking out the sun - to address catastrophic temperature rises, scientists from around the world warn today,” reports the Guardian.

ça Sufi

"A donkey with a load of holy books is still a donkey."
From the Sufi

The title "ça sufi" is a pun on the french "ça suffit" which means "that's enough".

If someone calls you a donkey in dutch, it's a little more offensive than in English ;p though not necessarily.

Donkey in dutch is Ezel, of which the reverse is "Leze", and "Lezen" means "to read" (books, from the first quote ;p) and the circle is complete!

RNC Activists Laugh At "Criminal Enterprise" Accusation

RNC Activists Laugh At "Criminal Enterprise" Accusation

Sounds like the police was describing themselves to me.

R.I.P. Rik Clay 1982-2008

R.I.P. Rik Clay 1982-2008

My sincere sympathy to his family and friends.
In a dramatic ending of a weird story. Rik Clay, a young amazing researcher into conspiracy, symbolism and synchromysticism (his blog was named The Cosmic Mind) apparently took his own life after an adrenal breakdown. (The source is the Icke forum, and his death is confirmed through a facebook group though there is no mention of suicide there, the story seems to be confirmed now - update.)
After doing a must-hear Red Ice Creations interview Rik's blog suddenly was deleted and he suffered an adrenal breakdown because of all the attention according to his father, a few weeks later he took his own life. This is very bizarre to a lot of people, during the interview he sounded upbeat, spiritually and mentally healthy. What happened? Here is a link to the Rik Clay post, includes his interview and some more info about his illness from a statement from his father. Very sad indeed.
An appropriate time for all of us to reflect on what we're doing, how far we wanna take it, what we want to accomplish, etc.

His blog was backed up and you can download it here at megaupload. (the rar password is: tcm - only found this today, can't wait to dig in... - and in case you're not HTML savy, locate the file called index.html in each folder, double click that). Some of the info is also available on this blog.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Nosis (Extended Trailer) Can a nightmare turn into a dream?

Nosis Extended Trailer

Seeking truth and healing, and guided by an Amazonian shaman, NOSIS is a journey into the depths of soul. Spanning the Americas, NOSIS is a cinematic vision quest to uncover the mysteries of consciousness. It is a paradigm shift into the altered state of Biospheric TV, where an infinite channel universe of life and consciousness is surfed in a search for personal and global transformation. official site

Will you vote for Kissinger or Brzezinski in 2008?

Thanks Matt for all this: Kissinger & Brzezinski play Hegelian Dialectic: Henry Kissinger backs McCain. Zbigs (author of Between Two Ages and The Grand Chessboard) backs Obama. Either way - you lose!

As it became more evident that the neocons would not be able to false-flag their way into Iran (according to NY Times S. Hersh, Cheney wanted to dress up marines as Iranians and have them MURDER other marines to gain your unwavering support). The CFR-Bilderberg globalists decided to turn their attention to BIGGER FISH. Namely, Russia. Zbigs has had a long time hatred for Mother Russia, having been the guy who helped create Al-Qaeda in 1979 (then, 'Freedom Fighters') to fight the Soviets in Afghanistan.
So basically here we see these two old friends and Rothschild agents having a little mock debate, (video below) moderated by zionist Wolf Blitzer. But the 'synthesis' or outcome of the debate will be that WWIII with Russia will bring the invasion of Iran anyway. In other words, a PNAC sponsored invasion of Iran now would be counterproductive.
It's time for the head globalists to take over, and that's what we'll get with Zbig's puppet Obama in November. Biden, a true globalist warhawk, and anti-american will somehow further reassure the sheeple, while McCain's selection of a very weak VP candidate will be easily exploited. While it seems O-bomb-a is being set up to win, it also still seems quite possible that the neocons could drop a few nukes on Iran to get things started before they leave office. And We the Sheeple will accept all this, a crashed economy and possibly martial law - as long as we get football and American Idol on our flat screen tv's. BTW - this is not really opinion, as this was all written up in the Project for a New American Century papers and The Grand Chessboard.

Zbigniew Brzezinski And Henry Kissinger On Late Edition

Here, Zbigs - creator of Al-Qaeda, admits that the U.S. could stage a false flag terrorist attack to be blamed on Iran. This insider with eyes on Russia knew what the small minded Cheney faction was up to. Remember the stupid Iranian speedboat attack? The captured British troops?

Zbigniew Brzezinski @ The Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Henry wants a 'New World Order', nevermind the interviewer using that term too.

Henry Kissinger wants a NWO

Added: Article about Zbigniew Brzezinski: The Brzezinski/Obama axis

X-Facts Roundtable Discussion

update: Removed the embedded vid because it obviously didn't work very well hehe. Linked here is a video featuring Jason Martel, Dean Haglund, and many more talking openly about possible interpretations concerning UFOs and aliens. Found a much better site to watch it here. (mirror)

Thanks to the Invisibles

Aleister Crowley's Lam & the Little Grey Men

Thanks to The Invisibles:
"It's all Crowley, Hubbard and Parsons fault?
Personally, we agree with what Crowley said."

A Striking Resemblance By Daniel V. Boudillion

This report presupposes two very outlandish things: that there are "aliens", and that some people (occultists) have "magickal powers." It is not the point of this report to prove whether or not there are such beings or powers. What is known is that there are people who believe that there are such beings and believe that they have such powers. The crux of this report is based on what people believe, which may be very different from the way things really are. Please bear this in mind.

This report also recounts some very curious behavior on the part of a number of people. These behaviors and events actually did take place and are fact. However, the supposed results of these events are entirely subjective and entirely in the realm of belief. It is not my purpose to try to prove or disprove the beliefs of the people involved. It's what they did (and do) because of these beliefs that interest me.

I first became curious about a possible connection between the "grey aliens" of popular UFO culture and the activities of certain occultists after seeing several of UFO investigator Ray Fowler's books on the recommended reading list of a satanic website. In an idle moment I had done a Google search on Ray's book, The Watchers II, and one of the spots that listed it - much to my surprise - was the recommended reading list of a satanic group. (It is not my moral judgment that this group is satanic, the group itself calls itself satanic.)

I found this both disturbing and inexplicable - for what reason would a UFO book be included in the curriculum of a satanic group, and why Ray's book in particular? I emailed Ray and asked him if he had any insight into the situation, but he was as perplexed as I was. And there matters rested for a year or so until additional information came into my hands, information that may indicate - much as John Keel himself believed (Mothman Prophecies) - that occult activity may be an ingredient of the "grey alien" mystery.

The pictures below bear a resemblance and may hold the key. The first picture is a drawing made by occultist Alistair Crowley of an entity he had invoked repeatedly in 1918 and called "Lam." The second picture is a composite drawing by Ann Direnger (Contact of the 5th Kind - Imbrogno) of an "alien" type reported throughout 1980's in the Hudson Valley. Having noticed the similarity, I proceeded to investigate the connection.

Purpose of the Report:
It is the purpose of this report to investigate a similarity and possible connection, and particularly answer the question "For what reason would a UFO book be included in the curriculum of a satanic group, and why Ray Fowler's book The Watchers II in particular?"


Aleister Crowley:
The Englishman Aleister Crowley (1875 - 1947) was one of the most notorious occultists of his day, and perhaps of modern times. Self-styled as "The Beast 666," he went out of his way to live up to it with his sensationalism and self-promotion. He wrote a number of textbooks on ceremonial magick, most of which are still in print today. He also founded and was head of a number of occult fraternities. In short, he exerted a significant influence on occult circles that has continued to grow dramatically, long after his death.

The Amalantrah Working:
In January through March of 1918 Crowley began a series of magickal workings called the Amalantrah Workings in furnished rooms in Central Park West, New York City. These were a performed via Sexual & Ceremonial Magick (his spelling) with the intent to invoke certain "intelligences" to physical manifestation. In actuality, the workings typically manifested as a series of visions and communications received through the mediumship of his partner, Roddie Minor.

Be that as it may, at least one such "intelligence" was brought into physical manifestation via the Magickal Portal they created. (A portal in this context is a "magickally" created rent in the fabric of time and space.) The entity that came through is the one pictured above left. Crowley maintained the picture is actually a portrait and drawn from real life. This entity either called itself "Lam," or was named "Lam" by Crowley. Either way, he considered it to be of interdimensional origin, which was the term then for extraterrestrial. In communications with Lam, the symbolism of the egg featured prominently.

Crowley included the portrait of Lam in his Dead Souls exhibition held in Greenwich Village, New York, in 1919. In that same year it was published as a frontispiece labeled The Way to Crowley's commentary to Blavatsky's The Voice of the Silence. Beneath the picture was the following inscription: "LAM is the Tibetan word for Way or Path, and LAMA is He who Goeth, the specific title of the Gods of Egypt, the Treader of the Path, in Buddhistic phraseology. Its numerical value is 71, the number of this book."

Other than this, there is no commentary extant from Crowley upon the subject of Lam except for material published by disciples such as Kenneth Grant. Interestingly, Crowley gave the drawing to Grant in 1945.

Cult of Lam:
Since Crowley's time, several occult groups and individuals following in his footsteps have claimed to have intentionally and successfully contacted "Lam." Most notably, Michael Bertiaux in the 1960's followed by a group of O.T.O initiates in the 1970's. (The O.T.O. is the Ordo Templi Orientis, a Magickal order run by Crowley.) These individuals consider "Lam" to be a trans-mundane or extraterrestrial entity and claimed remarkable success in their invocations - if they are to be believed.

Following the success of these contacts, interest in occult circles, especially Crowleyian ones, gathered considerable steam. In 1987, Kenneth Grant, the generally acknowledged successor to Crowley, went so far as to formalize the Lam Workings into something called the Cult of Lam. To quote from Grant's Typhonian O.T.O. website:

"The Cult [of Lam] has been founded because very strong intimations have been received by Aossic Aiwass, 718'.' to the effect that the portrait of Lam (the original drawing of which was given by 666'.' to 718'.' under curious circumstances) is the present focus of an extra-terrestrial - and perhaps trans-plutonic - Energy which the O.T.O. is required to communicate at this critical period, for we have now entered the Eighties mentioned in The Book of the Law. It is Our aim to obtain some insight not only into the nature of Lam, but also into the possibilities of using the Egg as an astral space-capsule for travelling to Lam's domain, or for exploring extra-terrestrial spaces in the sense in which O.T.O. Tantric Time-Travelers are exploring the Tunnels of Set in intra-cosmic and chthonian capsules.
Members of the O.T.O. who feel strongly attracted to this Cult of Lam are invited to apply for participation therein. It is open only to Order members. They should contact Frater Ani Asig, 375'.' of the Sovereign Sanctuary, O.T.O. and submit a formal, typewritten and signed acceptance of the conditions of Working outlined here.
It should be understood that proficiency in the magical formulae of this Cult does not necessarily comport eligibility for advancement in the O.T.O., its parent Order."

Concurrently, a manuscript called "The Lam Statement" was circulated among O.T.O. initiates with a view to "regularizing the mode of rapport and constructing a magical formula for establishing communication with Lam."

Who is Lam?:
It is interesting to note that since Crowley's time, in occult terms at least, Lam is considered a class of entity rather than an individual being. When one invokes Lam, they are invoking an entity of that type, rather than a specific being. For occultists operating along O.T.O. lines, the idea is to invoke these Lam entities through Magickal Portals (intentionally created rents in time and space) into physical manifestation on planet earth. Why this is desirable is not always so clearly stated. (It often appears that within Crowleyian circles the working rule is often: "If Crowley did it, I want to do it, too.")

Michael Bertiaux, a Lam contactee and invoker of note, viewed Lam as the "subterranean burgeoning of Lucifer-Gnosis." Considering that Gnosis means an intuitive knowing, this would mean that knowing Lam is to know a welling-up from the unconscious of an inner knowing of Lucifer. (The Occult being the occult, it is important to bear in mind that occultists at least may not necessarily see Lucifer as the devil, but rather as a "light bringer" who fell to earth.)

Bertiaux goes on to say that Lam is the natural mode of human evolution in the present Aeon - indicating that to him and his followers this Lucifer-Gnosis is the appropriate path of human spiritual growth at this time.

Cowley termed the intentional cultivation of spiritual growth the "Great Work." And the Great work for Crowley, "...involved precisely the establishment of contact with non-human intelligences." Intelligences such as Lam. Using the language of Crowley's time, certain non-human intelligences such as Lam were what we today would term "extraterrestrial." (or more recently, "extradimensional" again ;p)

A Portal Opened:
It is generally agreed within occult circles that Crowley intentionally opened a portal of entry via magick ritual in the Amalantrah Workings which allowed the likes of Lam and other similar entities a passageway onto the earth-world. The rift "in-between the spaces of the stars," created by the Amalantrah Working, created a gateway through which Lam and other extra-cosmic influences could enter the known universe, and most particularly, our earth-world. According to occultists involved in such things, the Portal has since widened.

The Babylon Working:
According to occult lore, the Portal was further enlarged by a Jet Propulsion Laboratory founder and rocket fuel scientist named Jack Parsons, and Scientology and Dianetics founder L. Ron Hubbard in 1946, facilitating - so it is said - a monumental paradigm shift in human consciousness. This Magickal working was called the Babylon Working, and like the Amalantrah Working on which its ritual was patterned, it was based on ceremonial sex magick.

Together they "endeavoured to ... incarnate a physical aspect of Babylon, the Scarlet Woman of the Book of Revelations (17:3-6). They believed that Babylon was the herald of the new Age of Horus, and that Revelations was the understandably negative interpretation by those of the dying Age of Osiris."

The gist of it was that Parsons desired to take the spirit of Babylon, the "Whore of Babylon," and invest it in a human being. The idea was to create a child in the spiritual world, and then call down the spiritual baby and direct it into a human womb. When born, this child would incarnate the forces of Babylon, which they considered to be a good thing.

(Although Crowley had previously written the somewhat hilarious book Moonchild - concerning a similar experiment - he wrote in a letter: "Apparently Parsons and Hubbard or somebody is producing a moonchild. I get fairly frantic when I contemplate the idiocy of these louts.")

In any event, the rites were duly performed as written from January 4th to 15th of that year. It is not known if a spiritual child was enwombed from them. What is known is that the Magickal Portal first created by Crowley, and which originally let Lam into the earth-world, was reestablished with considerable intensity by Parsons and Hubbard. From the diaries of the participants, it is also clear that they were not as adept as Crowley in the closings of portals. What they seemed to have accomplished was the drastic enlargement and ripping of an existing Magickal Portal and the subsequent non-closure of it. Perhaps the rip they created was not possible to close. In any event, the modern UFO era began exactly a year and a half later on June 24th, 1947, with Kenneth Arnold's sighting over the Cascade Mountains in Washington State.

Grey Aliens:
The "grey aliens," slight-bodied, big-headed, large-dark-eyed manikin creatures are primarily an American phenomena. And, it is interesting to note that all the Lam workings were done in America.

Reports of these UFO-associated entities became prevalent in the 1980's and made the big time with Whitley Strieber's book Communion. The "greys" appear eerily similar to Lam, with the exception of Lam not having the large insectoid wraparound eyes reported of the "greys." However, there are variations of these small manikins that very much resemble a Lam. See the second of the two pictures at the top of this page. This entity is a composite of a variation commonly seen in the 1980's. Rather than grey, its skin tone is clay-white and the facial features are different. In fact, the resemblance to the Lam pictured by Crowley is virtually exact.

Also and perhaps most significantly, Kenneth Grant, head of the current O.T.O., states that: "Lam is a Great Old One whose archetype is recognizable in accounts of UFO occupants." It would seem from this official Typhonian statement that the current invokers of Lam are absolutely clear that Lam and the grey-aliens are one.


Back to the Questions:
The questions that initiated this investigation and report were: What possible connection is there between the "grey aliens" of popular UFO culture and the activities of certain occultists & for what reason would a UFO book be included in the curriculum of a satanic group, and why Ray Fowler's book The Watchers II in particular?

Question One Discussion:
Based on face value of the evidence, a theory could be constructed that not only are the Lams "grey aliens," but that the arrival of the "grey aliens" in American UFO culture was facilitated solely by the magical workings of Aleister Crowley and later disciples working in his footsteps. There are official O.T.O. groups today, such as the Cult of Lam, that are dedicated to invoking the Lam entities into the earth-world. According to their literature, not only is contact with non-human entities an integral component of spiritual growth, but the "Lam Consciousness" of Lucifer-Gnosis is the "natural mode of human evolution in the present Aeon." Thus these grey-alien/Lam entities are deemed worthy of invocation into the earth-world on behalf of the interests of humanity's evolution.

According to the face value of the evidence, one could also theorize that the Magickal Portal that Crowley created in the Amalantrah Working brought through the first of these beings. However, the Portal constructed was properly closed. In contrast, when Parsons and Hubbard did their similarly constructed Babylon working involving the opening of the same Portal, either they ripped the portal beyond ability to be repaired and closed, or it was enlarged beyond their ability to close it. In either case, the Portal - according to the evidence - has remained opened ever since to all manner of interdimensional entities to ingress upon the earth-world at will. The Parsons/Hubbard working effectively opened the world to the modern UFO entity situation. And, based on the Lucifer-Gnosis construct, O.T.O.-style occultists have continued to pull further interdimensional entities through this rip or unclosable portal.

Of course, Kenneth Grant's statement noted above ("Lam is a Great Old One whose archetype is recognizable in accounts of UFO occupants") is the final proof that the Crowleyian occultists fully believe that they are indeed invoking "grey aliens" into the earth-world.

Two Cents for John Keel:
Noted UFO/Fortean researcher and author John Keel felt that much of the paranormal situations he investigated, such as the "Mothman," were at root due to occult activity of some sort. And it looks like he was on to something.

Interestingly, part of the ritual for invoking Lam, or Lams, is to begin by meditating on the eyes of Crowley's Lam portrait. To quote Kenneth Grant: "To gaze into the eyes of this entity is to invite potent contact. One feels an immediate sensation of lightness, of weightlessness, and then a sensation of falling... of being sucked into a vortex...." Sound familiar? It is well known among UFO investigators that the eyes of the "grey aliens" have a powerful effect on the witness. Witnesses often feel like they are being sucked into their eyes. They also invoke deep feelings of fear.

Grant continues with instructions: "The eyes will enlarge and will suck in [your] consciousness until there arises a sensation of being within the entities head." (Again, this is presented as a good thing.) In any event, the first gate of consciousness is obviously through the eyes. And thus one who would meditate upon the eyes of a portrait of such a entity will indeed begin the process of opening a portal within themselves to the entity. In other words, you don't have to be a trained occultist to raise hell in yourself, which is also one of Keel's contentions.

Question Two Discussion:
Why would Ray Fowler's Watcher series be recommended by Satanists as part of their curriculum? First, most Satanists have an interest in magick. Second, the kind of magick is almost always Crowleyian magick. Third, a significant portion of the Crowleyain world feel that invoking Lam, or Lams, is a necessary part of moving human evolution ahead. Fourth, Lams are the occult label for "grey aliens." Fifth, the most comprehensive books on the habits and idiosyncrasies of the "greys" are Ray Fowler's Watcher series. If you want to know all about the "greys," you read Fowler.


1) "Grey Aliens" are Lams, and were first contacted via magickal ritual by Alistair Crowley. Further magickal ritual along similar lines created a situation where direct access for these entities to the earth-world was established. Certain groups and people believe this to be beneficiary to humanity, and continue to draw these beings into the earth-world through magickal ritual via the original access point.

2) Satanists are involved in Crowleyain Lam invocations and recommend Ray's books for their extensive content on the habits and idiosyncrasies of the "greys" (Lams).

It is now clear why Ray Fowler's books were recommended reading. This part of the puzzle, and the primary reason I wrote the report, has been solved to my satisfaction.

The secondary question raised by investigating the first (do "aliens" or "lams" actually exist) is a far different matter. People's actions are objective, but the motivations are based on the subjectivity of beliefs. What one person believes to be "reality" may not be in the least "real" to another.

At a certain level - and for the purposes of this report - it does not really matter if these beings and powers are objectively "real" or not. What is significant and of pertinence here is that many members of the occult community (O.T.O./Crowleyian) do indeed believe these beings and powers to be "real" and govern themselves accordingly. They spend considerable time attempting communication and invocation of them. They believe it is for the benefit of us all, although if this were generally known, I would think it would be a point of some considerable debate.

Lam Lore:
According to O.T.O. chief Kenneth Grant:
Lam is known to be a link between the star systems of Sirius and Andromeda.
Lam is the gateway to the Void. Its number, 71, is that of "NoThing", an apparition.
Lam, as a Great Old One, whose archetype is recognizable in accounts of UFO occupants. Lam has been invoked to fulfill the work set afoot by Aiwass; as a reflex of Aiwass. Lam as the transmitter to AL of the vibrations of LA via MA, the key to the Aeon of Maat. Lam is the occult energy beaming the vibrations of Maat and may proceed from that future aeon.


Thanks to The Invisibles

Kurt Vonnegut docu

Kurt Vonnegut docu 1 & the rest

Ron Paul to Obama: You offer no Change

Ron Paul to Obama: You offer no Change

(I know, I know :p)

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Vivek - Homeless Prophet

Vivek - Homeless Prophet

Not a prophet but a homeless dude who met a spiritual master and is telling what was told to him, he says himself he's a beginner who hasn't realized it but just believes. Which obviously made me CRINGE, nonetheless he has a great way of explaining things and though it may just be beginners enthusiasm, maybe as he's homeless he puts it into much better practice than I will ever be able to. My non-dual experience does little for me to keep sane in this insane fucking society.
The cameraman and his buddy are also hopelessly fucking annoying though, but at least they learn something. From the comments: "It's ironic that these morons, in their attempt to mock this guy, helped in sharing a wonderful message with the world. Thank you." Too bad it finishes terribly with a message to pray (wtf'll that do) and one of the two (the genius with his night time sunglasses...) has to act up again.