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