Friday, October 3, 2008

Naomi Klein on the Colbert Report

Naomi Klein on the Colbert Report

Naomi Klein wants us to be prepared for leaders to take advantage of us in moments of crises.

Hakim Bey: Evil Eye

Excellent! Some excerpts:
The Evil Eye -- mal occhio -- truly exists, & modern western culture has so deeply repressed all knowledge of it that its effects overwhelm us -- & are mistaken for something else entirely. Thus it is free to operate unchecked, convulsing society in a paroxysm of Invidia. Invidious Envy -- the active manifestation of passive resentment -- projected outward thru the gaze (i.e. thru the whole language of gestures & physiognomy, to which most moderns are deaf, or rather which they are not aware of hearing).

It's especially when we're unconscious of such magic that it works best -- moreover, it's known that the possessor of the Eye is nearly always unconscious -- not a true black magician, but almost a victim -- yes, but a victim who escapes malignity by passing it on, as if by reflex.

In more traditional worlds (worlds of the "symbolic order" as Benjamin puts it, as opposed to worlds of "history"), I've noticed that people remain much more attuned to the languages of gesture; where there's no TV & "nothing ever happens", people watch people, people read people. Passersby in the street pick up your mood, & according to their temperament they clash with it or harmonize with it or manipulate it. I never knew this till I lived in Asia. Here in America, people react to you most often on the basis of the idea you project -- thru clothes, position (job), spoken language. In the East one is more often surprised to find the interlocutor reacting to an inner state; perhaps one was not even aware of this state, or perhaps the effect seems like "telepathy". Most often, it is an effect of body language.

I've heard it said that the Mediterranean & Mideast worlds evolved a complex phenomenology of the mal occhio because they are more given to envy than we Notherners. But the Evil Eye is a universal concept, missing not in any space (such as the chill & rational North) but only in time -- to be exact, in historical time, the time of cold Reason. Reason's protection against magic is to disbelieve it, to believe it out of Reason's universe of discourse. "Asia's defense against magic is more magic -- in this case, the blue stone (common from Lebanon to India, maybe even farther East) or else, in the Mediterranean (our own "Asia"), the downpointed bull-sign of the fingers, or the phallic amulet.

But Reason & Magic are both superstitions ("left-over beliefs"). I suggest that the mal occhio "works"; but my analysis is neither rational nor irrational. Who can explain the complex web of signs, symbols, forces & influences that flow & weave between such enigmatic monads as ourselves? We can't explain how we communicate, much less what. If the "symbolic order" was replaced by "history", & if History itself is somehow now in the process of "disappearing", perhaps we may at last breathe free of the fogs of magic & the smogs of reason. Perhaps we can simply admit that "mysteries" such as the Eye -- or even "telepathy" -- somehow appear in our world, or seem to appear, which means simply that they appear to appear, & thus that they appear.
The Nuer belief that all accident, illness & death are caused by witchcraft. Most Nuer witches are unaware of themselves as witches. They suffer from envy. According to our tribal beliefs, all accidents are accidental - no one is to "blame". We suffer from envy, but we are "innocent". Frankly I can't believe either the Nuer witch-finders or the pundits of our own mechanistic worldview. Both belief-systems are "disappearing" anyway - why should I buy passage on their sinking ships? Things are so much more complex than either worldview can imagine that, in effect, things are much more simple than either of them would have us believe.

I mean: the effect of two human beings on each other occur on so many levels that flat concepts like witchcraft or accident can't begin to do it justice. And yet, matters are not nearly as tangled & dark as the theory of witchcraft would have us believe, nor so brutal, so industrial, as the theory of the mechanistic universe. The body knows much without knowing, the imagination sees much that it does not need to understand. The body & the imagination overstand - they are above mere understanding & its clumsy abstractions.
The opposite of the gaze of love is not the gaze of hate, but that of envy, passive, unliving in itself, vampirically attracted to the life in others. A barren woman sees a pretty newborn baby -- she praises it to the skies, but her words mean the opposite of what they say; unknown even to her, her gaze pierces direct to the infant's breath. Are we so certain that the language of gesture is weak, an evolutionary appendix soon to be bred out of the species? -- do we not suspect that it is strong, powerful enough to attract love, or to make sick, even to kill?

Everywhere in our world this deadly gaze is directed at us, as in Bentham's Panopticon. We are described to ourselves as victims, as patients, as passive focal points of misery -- we are shown ourselves deprived of this or that commodity or "right" or quality which we most desire. The ones who tell us this -- are they not the rich, the powerful, the politicians, the corporations? What could we still possess to awaken in them such invidia, & the endless assaults of their mal occhio?? Could it be that unknown to us or to them) we are alive & they are dead? The TV screen can be an ultimate Evil Eye -- because it is already dead, & the dead (as Homer showed us) are the most envious of all beings. Everything mediated is dead, even this writing -- & the dead yearn for life. I've tried to protect this text against being an Evil Eye, as well as against the Evil Eye itself, by including in it the names of the appropriate charms. But prose alone will never do the trick. There must occur enchantment, a singing that changes (our perception of) reality. Or better, the blue breath of the serene sky, or the hot moment of the thrusting cock.

Envy is an abstraction because it wants to "take away from." The Evil Eye is its weapon in the psychic/physical world. Against it, then, must stand not another abstraction (such as morality) but the solidest of fleshy realities, the over-abundant power of birth, of fucking, of azure breezes. The amulet we fashion against an entire society of the Evil Eye can be no more & no less than our own life, adamantine as stone & horn, soft as sky.
Read the full version of "Evil Eye" by Hakim Bey

Armand Van Helden - Into your eyes (They Live spoof music vid)

Armand Van Helden - Into your eyes (They Live spoof music vid)


When commenting on this blog, you can choose the "open id" option, which just requires you to type a (nick)name. You do not require an account of any kind. What I mean by "open-minded comments and BS Filter is on": is to be conscious with language (more so than generally on the internet). For (contrived ;p) instance in starting a dialogue "In my opinion this seems like that" instead of "this is that and that's how the f it is", to prevent BS - Belief System Bullshit and the emotional (illogical) defense thereof. Peace! (Ps: I posted some more on my info-dump stumbleupon blog lately, as I'm less critical of what I post there.)

Don Miguel Ruiz: Every Mind is a Universe

Don Miguel Ruiz: Every Mind is a Universe

Science Non-Fiction for the Star Wars Fan

Science Non-Fiction for the Star Wars Fan

Starring Dean Radin. From

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Everything is Illuminated

Well, not everything :p

The Conspiracy Theorist Reality Tunnel when seeing this title said: "Bragging sons of bitches!" We might interpret this as the pseudo-Illuminated ones - the iHollywood branch - laughing straight in our faces, letting us know they run shit. Though the title is from a book and the words are incomplete (to make a sentence which will indeed 'illuminate' everything, see later), the Skeptic RT relaxes the CT RT though both are intrigued and get along fine! (as no RT believes its assumptions)

What is this supposed to be in the title screen? (I turned it on its side)
A Harlequin fetus? Extradimensional Reptilian? Grasshopper? Any ideas?

Everything is Illuminated (trailer feat. Devotchka's How it Ends) is a li'l movie with Elijah Wood and the great Eugene Hutz from Gogol Bordello (Wonderlust King) who plays a Ukranian with his own brand of English. (Unfortunately he's also in another movie... Madonna's directorial debut - ROFL! Try saying that with a straight face!)

I really liked this one, though some subliminals and symbolism really stick out warranting a post like this.

It's based on a book by Jonathan Safran Foer, whose second (and only other) novel is about 9/11, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. From the Wiki:
This is one of the first American works of fiction to incorporate the attacks of September 11, 2001, (the first one was the 9/11 commission report!) as a pivotal theme in its plot. The use of reality (lol?!) is a very crucial aspect that affects all elements of the novel.
Another important theme stressed in the novel, which seems to correlate with the theme of the attacks, is the key that Oskar finds in an envelope in a vase that he accidentally knocked over (how the hell is synchronicity in nearly every work of fiction and remains so unknown?!).
The key causes him to embark on a hunt for a solution to a great mystery (I'm guessing it's not What Really Happened on 9/11 lol)—a kind of detective story that involves an answering machine containing tape recordings of calls made on the morning of the "worst day," which was hidden in a closet. The key symbolizes Oskar's search for why and what exactly happened to his father.
The CT RT notices flexibly that Foer's first book got a lot of (controlled?) press, guaranteeing the sale of a lot of books. From the wiki:
Foer is one of the more controversial novelists of the past decade, not for the content of his writing, but rather for the extremely polarized responses he elicits from readers. The Times proclaimed that the book was "a work of genius," that Foer had "staked his claim for literary greatness," and that "after it, things will never be the same."
Harry Siegel 's Extremely Cloying & Incredibly False (wait to read this article till you finish this post please) is a review on the other side of the spectrum about the author... Which I can kind of understand, cause the crazy mofo included this:
"Much has been made of the flipbook with which Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close ends, a series of pictures of a silhouette falling from the towers, rearranged so that as one turns or flips the pages, the figure ascends instead of falling..." Harry Siegel
Foer defends himself with a quote in the article (wait! :p You'll spoil the ending of this post) but doesn't fully redeem himself in my humble temporary flexible opinion.

Back to Everything is Illuminated: The movie's theme is about Anti-Semite BS and the Nazis, which was another Illuminati-operation (an iOperation), so Everything is Illuminazi'd?

The movie is quite light hearted and funny despite the sometimes serious subject matter. I won't spoil all of it, just share some observations, and a little this and that.

The movie starts largely in Odessa, Ukraine. During a drive to the train station where a Ukranian dude and his grandpa will pick up Elijah Wood's character, we see the 'Hotel Odessa'.
ODESSA, also stands for the German phrase Organisation der ehemaligen SS-Angehörigen, which in turn translates as “Organization of Former Members of the SS,” is the name given to an international Nazi network alleged to have been set up towards the end of World War II by a group of SS officers in order to prevent their prosecutions for war crimes.
The CT RT can't help possibly interpreting this as a really sick fucking joke. Letting a (Illumi)Nazi-themed movie start in Odessa...

During the aformentioned drive this little subliminal is flashed on a billboard for a split second. It appears to be a hanged woman, on the left at the bottom, that's a 'Skull & Bones'. Another iOrganization.

Elijah Wood's character Jonathan - Hutz's character Alex calls him 'Jonfen' in his premium English (Which I love and found hilarious cause I used to telephone with a lot of Eastern-Europeans when I was working as a Computer Support Engineer at an international company before I went down the rabbit hole) - goes to the Ukraine to find a woman who saved his grandfather during WW2. Alex his Ukranian family, who make money off Jewish people coming there to look for lost relatives, will help him along with his pseudo-blind grandfather and...

Upon arriving at the car, where we see the driver sleeping with sunglasses on. Jonathan gets scared by a crazy barking dog in the car, called Sammy Davis Jr. Jr. (named after likely iMember Sammy Davis Jr. was in Lavey's Church of Satan, member of the Rat Pack, and converter to Judaism after an accident on U.S. Highway 66.)

The dog barks from in the car and Jonathan is scared back a little.

Alex: Please do not be distressed, this is only driver's seeing eye bitch!
Jonathan: You mean he's blind?
Alex: Nooo! Only he thinks this. Please, do not be distressed...
Jonathan: I can't get into the car. I have a phobia.
Alex: ?
Jonathan: A Fear.
Alex: ?
Jonathan: I'm distressed by dogs.
Alex: [in Russian to Grandfather] He is afraid of dogs.
Grandfather: [in Russian to Alex] Bullshit! No one is afraid of dogs!
Alex: [to Jonathan] My grandfather informs me that is not possible.

Haha. The officious Dog Star seeing iBitch.

During the trip they pass a random nuclear sign. Which is obviously not another eye, in a triangle.

Speaking of eye

This stargate monument stands in memory of the 1024 Trachimbroders...

German fascism = iFascism = Eye-Fascism.

Ok let's slowly move from conspiracy to consciousness now...

I only noticed at the end of the movie that Alex is wearing a jacket the entire movie with a Saturnian type logo (the red patch & gold planet on the jacket), another Eye in a Circle type symbol. (I also noted a hexagonal pattern on a floor somewhere but can't find it back ;p)

Jonathan's grandfather's girlfriend at the time buried her ring before being shot by the Nazis and they find it through a woman:

Alex: "She says the ring is not here because of us. We are here because of the ring."

let's do some comparing to another movie: Find the ring Frodo (Elijah Wood)! lol

'The ring is not here because of Frodo. Frodo is here because of the ring."

The Ring symbolizing Saturn=The Lord of the Rings.
Saturn resonates a lot, including death (maybe 1024 Trachimbroders?), the god of agriculture, founder of civilisations and of social order and conformity. Some exchange Wedding Rings, to symbolize discipline and obedience... qualities of Saturn. The bright side is seemingly that Saturn can impart serenity and wisdom. And the wisdom of Saturn is the wisdom of the Earth itself.

"Death is not here because of us. We are here because of death."
"Death is not here because of Life. Life is here because of death."
Or in one word: Duality. Just playing with it here. What is intrinsic about Duality? Interconnectedness. The Yin and Yang symbolizes the duality in nature and all things in Taoism. Balance, where two opposites co-exist in harmony and are able to transmute into each other.

At the end... a narrative by Alex explaining the title, as within so without:
"I have reflected many times upon our rigid search. It has shown me that everything is illuminated in the light of the past. It is always along the side of us, on the inside, looking out. Like you say, inside out. Jonathan, in this way, I will always be along the side of your life. And you will always be along the side of mine... Jonfen, I am sending you this because we have shared something to exist for. And, of course, in case anyone comes searching."
The movie nearly ends with Jonathan going back home and recognizing a lot of seeming familiar Ukranian faces at the airport. In the next scenes the 2 main characters are then simultaniously at their grandfather's graves. More synchronicity!

So Everything is Illuminated really means Everything is Connected.

We finish with another quote by the angry critic Harry Siegel, BS this time:
"The (9/11) book's themes—the sense of connection we all feel when the coffee or acid hits and everything is illuminated, the brain-gurble and twitch and self-pity we all know better than to write about—have nothing to do with the attack on the towers, or with Dresden or Hiroshima, which Foer tosses in just to make sure we understand what a big and important book we're dealing with."
So the interconnectedness of everything... has nothing to do with something... Harry?! ;p

I had a huge déjà-vu wrapping this up too.

update: more at Alienpunk.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Large Hadron Collider: "Public" chooses 'Halo' as its new name

Large Hadron Collider: "Public" chooses 'Halo' as its new name (psst, nope!)

"The name 'Halo' sounds much catchier and should adorn the £4.4 billion experiment, according to a poll organised by the Royal Society of Chemistry in London."
Hey, how about minding your own science, royal pain in the ass chemists? I guess they were bored, when they were not reading about the LHC! lol!

"But this 'fails to reflect the drama of its mission, or the inspiration it should be conveying to the wider public,' says Dr Richard Pike, chief executive of the Society."
Yeah! Here come the chemists to remind us what's important, the public image of something!

"After sifting more than 2,500 responses, ranging from The Big Banger to Infinite Devil Machine and The Matter Splatterer, it has now selected a winner to rechristen the vast enterprise."
"The public" from the title apparently = 2,500 responses with not a single decent one quoted here lol.

"Halo conjures visions of radiant beauty, power and wisdom. The circle of light reflects the collider's form; it is a crowning achievement of science and engineering. It also gives more than a nod to the experiment's importance to religious debate."
Oh rly? It conjures up visions of a shitty overrated X-Box game for the non-English. Btw that game takes its name from Halo Megastructures, which is taken from the Ringworld sci-fi novel by Larry Niven, in which Halo Megastructures are (really) basically huge ringed Stargates which contain worlds. A Halo is another stargate symbol, obviously, and check out the last words of this post!

"But the Society has dismissed the suggestion that it was suffering from 'professional jealousy'. 'Far from it. The RSC congratulates the physics community with nothing but admiration for their amazing project - it just has a very boring name.'"
"We think you guys are doing great work, but you have no taste and we still get more chicks than you."

"James Gillies, a spokesman for CERN said: 'We're flattered that the RSC should take such an interest in our public image, and we find the name Halo to be apposite (appropriate :p). However, the LHC will not be changing its name.'"
*Guitar solo*

To reflect the endless quest to find the answer to life, the universe, and everything, some suggested Cern should name the experiment after the computer designed to do just that in Douglas Adams's The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Deep Thought.
Other favourites were:The Particrasher, E=M25, The Big Banger and Big Bang Two Point Oh, Collider-torus Rex, The Boffin's Bagel and Doughnut of Discovery.
Telegraph readers also rose to the challenge with several hundred suggestions. They came up with:
Ovid's Phaeton
The Magic Roundabout
The Genesis Engine
E42 - E for Energy, 42, from The Hitchhikers Guide
Adam Smasher
Hawkinator after Stephen Hawking
Puff The Magic Hadron
BOB - Biggest Of Bangs
Mr Twirly Beams
The One Ring

Derren Brown and a BS exercise

Inspired by this post at Posthuman Blues and the comments!

Derren Brown and a BS exercise. First watch this:

Derren Brown: Staring Competition

Then: watch this

Then read the YouTube comments of that second video.
If you didn't notice, I'd like to point out that some YT comments got over 200 robot thumbs up because they defended a mutual belief.

How convinced are you of your convictions about this?
How many times did you get (unnecessarily) emotionally involved?
Were some of the commenters able to make you look back to both videos?
How many times did you switch sides?
Are you thinking, seeing, or believing?
Do you think you have enough evidence to judge if Derren Brown is a fraud from this post?

"'Seeing' is not a function of the eyes alone, but of the eyes-and-brain working together. A popular proverb says, 'Seeing is believing,' but as the philosopher Santayana once pointed out, humans are much better at believing than at seeing."
Robert Anton Wilson

Thanks again Posthuman Blues

A.J. Ayer, a prominent skeptic's beliefs challenged by NDE

Thanks to Càm for this:

Sir A.J. Ayer (October 29, 1910 – June 27, 1989), was a British philosopher known for his promotion of logical positivism, particularly in his books Language, Truth and Logic (1936) and The Problem of Knowledge (1956).

Ayer was the Grote Professor of the Philosophy of Mind and Logic at the University College London from 1946 until 1959, when he became Wykeham Professor of Logic at the University of Oxford. He was president of the Aristotelian Society from 1951 to 1952. He was knighted in 1970.

Ayer is famous for his philosophical work promoting the idea that metaphysics is meaningless and only that which is empirical (receptive to the senses) during everyday ordinary consciousness is verifiable, otherwise it is 'meaningless'. Like all 'positivists' he was relentlessly skeptical (dismissive) about anything out of the ordinary.

Well, I just heard today, near the end of a presentation I gave on quantum mechanics, from the professor in charge that A.J. Ayer had a near death experience (NDE) during the later years of his life and experienced divinity during that period. After this experience he started suggesting that what he had written (his careers work) was now necessarily all wrong!

"In 1988, Ayer reported having near-death experience, after having nearly choked to death while eating. His heart was said to have stopped beating for several minutes until he was resuscitated. A few years back there was some controversy over Ayer because of accounts given by the attending physician, Dr. Jeremy George who claimed that upon awakening, after his hear-stoppage, Ayer said, "I saw a Divine Being."

Ayer said:
"I'm afraid I'm going to have to revise all my various books and opinions."

Ayer's wife was quoted as having said something like "Freddy is so much nicer since he died," in reference to his near-death experience.

"Did you know that I was dead? The first time that I tried to cross the 'river' I was frustrated, but my second attempt succeeded. It was most extraordinary. My thoughts became persons." - A.J. Ayer's words upon resuscitation

The full description of Ayer's NDE mystical experience:
"The only memory that I have of an experience, closely encompassing my death, is very vivid.
I was confronted by a red light, exceedingly bright, and also very painful even when I turned away from it. I was aware that this light was responsible for the government of the universe. Among its ministers were two creatures who had been put in charge of space.
These ministers periodically inspected space and had recently carried out such an inspection. They had, however, failed to do their work properly, with the result that space, like a badly fitting jigsaw puzzle, was slightly out of joint.
A further consequence was that the laws of nature had ceased to function as they should. I felt that it was up to me to put things right. I also had the motive of finding a way to extinguish the painful light. I assumed that it was signaling that space was awry and that it would switch itself off when order was restored.
Unfortunately, I had no idea where the guardians of space had gone and feared that even if I found them I should not be able to communicate with them.
It then occurred to me that whereas, until the present century, physicists accepted the Newtonian severance of space and time, it had become customary, since the vindication of Einstein's general theory of relativity, to treat space-time as a single whole. Accordingly, I thought that I could cure space by operating upon time.
I was vaguely aware that the ministers who had been given charge of time were in my neighborhood and I proceeded to hail them. I was again frustrated. Either they did not hear me, or they chose to ignore me, or they did not understand me. I then hit upon the expedient of walking up and down, waving my watch, in the hope of drawing their attention not to my watch itself but to the time which it measured. This elicited no response. I became more and more desperate, until the experience suddenly came to an end."

This experience, couped with countless others from people who have had similar experiences is rather strong evidence that death does not put an end to consciousness.

"The materialist fundamentalists are funnier than the Christian fundamentalists, because they think they're rational!" Robert Anton Wilson

From the wiki: Shortly before his death in 1989 he received publicity after having an unusual near-death experience, which has often been misinterpreted as a move away from his lifelong and famous religious skepticism (which is not the same as mystic or spiritual skepticism...). Of the experience, Ayer first said that it "slightly weakened my conviction that my genuine death ... will be the end of me, though I continue to hope that it will be." However, a few days later he revised this, saying "what I should have said is that my experiences have weakened, not my belief that there is no life after death, but my inflexible attitude towards that belief". Ayer was the BBC's famous atheist front-man. Ayer wrote an article in 1988, "What I saw when I was dead." In 2001 Dr. Jeremy George, the attending physician, told William Cash, who had written a play about Ayer, that Ayer had confided to him: "I saw a Divine Being. I'm afraid I'm going to have to revise all my books and opinions."

Thanks to Càm

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Jim Self - Mastering Alchemy Sacred Geometry Energy Meditation

Jim Self - Mastering Alchemy Sacred Geometry Energy Meditation

Very interesting meditation technique (the ending is basic spiritual beginners talk though), slightly similar to reiki shielding I already use. Look it's the diamond body!(?) It also shares similarities with Drunvalo Melchizedek's (for me hard to visualise) Merkaba meditation. I will definitely try Jim's techniques in the near future (time is an issue though). Jim Self has more vids online and here is his official site I'd appreciate any sharing of experiences or similar techniques.

Illuminati Conspiracy Part Two: Sniffing out Jesuits

Part 2 of Illuminati Conspiracy: Sniffing out Jesuits by Terry Melanson ( exposes some of the apparent Jesuit BS in the Conspiracy community, though I'm clueless about the Jesuits so appreciate any additional or correctional informative comments. ('Illuminati Conspiracy Part One: A Precise Exegesis on the Available Evidence. A Metaprogrammer at the Door of Chapel Perilous' was posted earlier.) Part 2 Excerpt:
Orientation: The Bavarian Illuminati were the antagonists of the Jesuits, and vice versa.

I have chosen to critique parts of | this webpage | as a means to inform the reader on certain facts essential to a proper understanding of the 18th Century Bavarian Order of Illuminati. The other reason is this: a particularly rabid and extremely annoying "Jesuits-rule-the-world" theorist who spams many YahooGroups (always in the customary all-caps shouting mode), had deigned this "Religious Counterfeits" webpage as the proper authority - I am not sure why - on the following theories: 1) that Adam Weishaupt was a Jesuit - not just Jesuit-trained, but a Jesuit priest; and 2) that the Illuminati, therefore, are synonymous with the Jesuits and, in fact, the two are the same (that is, the former was merely the organ of the latter, and the proof of said assertion is the fact that Weishaupt was supposedly a Jesuit himself). To someone who has even a modicum of familiarity with the 18th-Century European Enlightenment, this is indeed a preposterous claim; it's based upon a falsehood - Weishaupt being a Jesuit - and displays ignorance of the history of the period to which we speak.

What follows is a quote/rebuttal format which will hopefully put to rest certain erroneous assertions being claimed by the Jesuits=Illuminati theorists
Quote: Weishaupt was a Jesuit Priest who was involved in "Illumination" or Witchcraft.

Not true, on both counts...

This is for Hhar who posted in the comments of part 1 about Alumbrados and Loyola, it is mentioned in this article (see the link for more):

These Alumbrados have no relation whatsoever to the Illuminatenorden of the 18th Century. The former were mystically inclined ascetics, while the latter was a child, through and through, of the rationalist philosophes of the Enlightenment and the "Aufklärung" popularphilosophen in German speaking lands.

Read the entire article here at

Secrets of the Occult part 3 What is Occult?

The Magicians & The Scientists Secrets of the Occult Extras explores the fascinating interface between occult beliefs and modern discoveries of the mind and the physical world.

Jack Parsons: Jet Propelled Antichrist

Jack Parsons: Jet Propelled Antichrist

Clip from Jack Parsons: Jet Propelled Antichrist by Daniel Zuckerbrot

Alan Watts: The New Alchemy

An essay from "This is it and other essays on Zen and Spiritual Experience" by Alan Watts. Written in 1960. Read it on scribd.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Bickford Shmeckler's Cool Ideas Trailer

Bickford Shmeckler's Cool Ideas Trailer

Some gems from this excellent movie's Bickford Shmeckler:

Nothing can ever be truly, fully understood.
Not even the simplest thing. Not even this.

That's too eloquent not to be true!

Everything is awesome.

Is this the U.S. Congress or the Board of Directors at Goldman Sachs! Dennis Kucinich

Is this the U.S. Congress or the Board of Directors at Goldman Sachs! Dennis Kucinich

Obama Goons Call Police Over Man's Brzezinski Questions

Obama Goons Call Police Over Man's Questions By Greg Nixon:
This past Sunday, a graduate student in electrical engineering learned that Fascists are not always goosestepping in uniforms behind tanks, sometimes they can appear to be innocent little old ladies or soccer moms. Our student, whom we will refer to as as just Brian, approached an Obama campaign table on Church Street here in Burlington and began to ask questions about Brzezinski's role as advisor to Obama. He also asked if the Obama supporters knew about how Brzezinski was the architect for the Mujahideen, a.k.a. Al Qaeda.

The Obama table wanted no discussion what so ever. In order to set up a table on Church Street, a group must apply for a permit from the market place board. The function of tabling is to educated the public on issues and allow dialogue. Apparently an open exchange of ideas did not apply to Obama supporters. After Brian questioned the table and realized the conversation was closed, he walked away.

Refusing to speak was not enough for the Obama people, they called the police! Two police officers chased Brian down, ordered him onto the ground. Brian called out for help, thinking he had committed no crime. The police told him to shut up or he would be tasered. Brian was handcuffed and taken to jail where he was held for 35 hours. He had to appear before a judge in shackles and will face a trial by jury in one month for: resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.
Read the entire article

Chaos Magick Blog

Check out Step into a Reality Tunnel where Imagination is 'God' and Magick is Creation.
Here is an excerpt from the post NLP can be considered as chaos magick:
"I think it can be. Remember, chaos magick is about finding what works for you and implement it in your magickal practice.

When you look at it from the perspective of chaos magick, anything can be considered as a magickal practice. The law of attraction, or by its popular name the Secret is also a kind of chaos magick in that sense.

If you look at the working mechanisms of sigil magick, you will find many similarities among sigil magick, nlp and the law of attraction. They are there with the intention of manipulating your consciousness because they firmly believe that the reality manifests is only caused by your thoughts, consciously or unconsciously.

Historical, ancient approach to magick says that magick primarily occurs in the body of the magician. This is something to think about."

¡Forward Russia! - Twelve

Forward Russia - Twelve

Facts based on Einstein and his followers
This had to work, he was an educated man
("The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education" Einstein)
All the equations worked perfectly
Arranged so he could have a front-row seat now

And your conscience is low
And your conscience is

Burning a path for us to share
Clothes draped on silos near the Emperor's gate now

And your conscience is low

But he couldn't find another way
He searched for years but yet he couldn't find the answer
A bleeding afterbirth of what was done
Still lurked in shadows and appeared in every corner

Give me a call, give me a call
Give me a call so I can teach you a lesson
Give me a call, give me a call
Give me a call so I can give you a reason to stay

And your conscience is low

Ninety nine
Two hundred and five
Pyrite (fool's gold)
Trickles down the spines of those without their enemies
Real or not, the spine still tingles it
So predictable, but I hope you're that aware
That people will notice this forgery

And your conscience is low

But he couldn't find another way
He searched for years but yet he couldn't find the answer
Give me a call, give me a call
Give me a call so I can give you a reason to stay

And your conscience is low

Rep. Marcy Kaptur: Let's Play "WALLSTREET BAILOUT" The Rules Are...

Rep. Marcy Kaptur: Let's Play "WALLSTREET BAILOUT" The Rules Are...

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Philosophy Joke

An eccentric philosophy professor gave a one question final exam after a semester dealing with a broad array of topics.

The class was already seated and ready to go when the professor picked up his chair, plopped it on his desk and wrote on the board: "Using everything we have learned this semester, prove that this chair does not exist."

Fingers flew, erasers erased, notebooks were filled in furious fashion. Some students wrote over 30 pages in one hour attempting to refute the existence of the chair. One member of the class however, was up and finished in less than a minute.

Weeks later when the grades were posted, the student who finished in one minute got an A.

The rest of the group wondered how he could have gotten an A when he had barely written anything at all.

This is what he wrote:

"What chair?"


Nick Herbert: Psychedelics & Consciousness

Nick Herbert: Psychedelics & Consciousness

Nick Herbert, Ph.D. physicist and author of Quantum Reality.

Hidden Agendas: Enochian Magick

Check out these 2 fascinating posts on Enochian Magick at The Hidden Agendas:

Enochian Magic: More Hidden Symbologies in Mediums?
"The 24 Elders rule over time: specifically the 12 hours of the day and the 12 hours of the night. They are measured or governed, by the seven lamps before the throne, which are the seven planets. In the heavens, the planets govern the time divisions of the 12 houses by moving through them. On Earth, the planets are represented by the days of the week, and in magic are assigned the 24 hours of the day to rule in a week long cycle! The planets repeat themselves in 24 sets of 7 over the 168 hours of the week. The assignment of the 42 Ministers to the hours in groups of 7, each of which rules 240 minutes, is another expression of this ancient temporal relationship between 24 and 7.

Did you digest all of that? Could this form of powerful ancient magic be permeated throughout our Western society in the forms of symbols, sigils, and ancient spells? In a society where 'magic' is our dominant form of entertainment/entrainment in mass venues of video games, movies, television shows, novels, role playing games [RPGs], etc. it may be well hidden in multiple layered forms, thusly complexing our "swayed" thought-forms. One must ask the question, "Are we, society, under a powerful magic spell?" Maybe."
Enochian Magic: Hidden Symbologies 2
"...Dee understood the apocalypse in the traditional Christian sense. This is not-exactly the same as the way the Enochian Angels understand it. To Dee, the apocalypse was to be a series of physical disasters brought about by the angelic agents of God at the will of God and at a preordained time. However, it is implicit from the Enochian conversations that the apocalypse will begin with the opening of the gates of the Watchtowers, and that these gates can only be opened by humankind from the inside. Enochian magic is the tool delivered by the angels that will enable humankind to open the gates.
The Enochian communications teach us that not only must humanity itself initiate the cosmic drama of the apocalypse through the magical formula delivered to John Dee and Edward Kelley more than 4 centuries ago, but humans must also be the physical actors that bring about the plagues, wars, and famines described with such chilling eloquence in the vision of St. John. : "We must let the demons of Coronzon into our minds by means of a specific ritual working. They will not find a welcome place there all at once, but will worm their way into our subconscious and make their homes there slowly over a period of years or even decades. In the minds of individuals that resist this invasion they will find it difficult to gain a foothold, but in the more pliable minds of those who welcome their influence they will establish themselves readily"."

Daily Show: Clusterf#@k to the Poor House - Dive of Death

Daily Show: Clusterf#@k to the Poor House - Dive of Death

Friday, September 26, 2008

Dave Chappelle on Inside the Actors Studio

Dave Chappelle On Inside The Actors Studio

Hilarious moments, inspiring strategies and excellent observations.

on transmuting 'failure'
And that was the best thing that ever happened to me, because before that time I never bombed... That night was liberating because I failed so beyond my wildest nightmares of failing that it was like "hey, they're all booing, my friends are here watching, my mom, this is not that bad," and after that I was fearless. To get into the NY comedy circuit - is very closed circuit, and I got into all these clubs, in like a week, two weeks. Like, just reputation "have you seen this kid, have you seen this kid..."

David Chappelle: My dad takes me outside and he's like "listen," and this is some advice that applies to all you acting students, he says "to be an actor is a lonely life, everybody wants to make it and you might not make it" and I said to my dad "Well that depends on what making it is dad," smartass kid, "that depends on what making it is dad," he says "what do you mean?" I said "You're a teacher, if I can make a teacher's salary doing comedy, I think that's better than being a teacher," and he started laughing and he said "if you keep that attitude I think you should go," he said: "but name your price... in the beginning, if it ever gets more expensive than the price you name, get out of there" thus Africa. *laughter & applause* Oh man, you guys are gonna learn a lot tonight.
James Lipton: What can they learn?
David Chappelle: You know you guys are students now, so you're idealists, but you don't know about where art and corporate interests meet yet, just prepare to have your heart broken.
James Lipton: Hahaha.
David Chappelle: You see him laughing that evil laugh hahaha, because he knows man. And everybody laughs at me, but just, get your Africa tickets ready baby because it sucks. You have no idea.

Here's a quote the conspiracy community will eat up
David Chappelle: When we did Blue Streak, we were promoting it and Martin had a stroke. He almost died, and then after that I saw him and I was like "oh my god Martin, are you ok?", and he said "I got the best sleep I ever got in my life" that's how tough he is. So let me ask you this: What is happening in Hollywood that a guy that tough will be on the street waving a gun, screaming "they are trying to kill me" what's going on? Why is Dave Chappelle going to Africa? Why does Mariah Carey make a 100 million dollar deal and take her clothes off on TRL? It's just- A weak person can not get to sit here and talk to you, ain't no weak people talking to you. So what is happening in Hollywood, nobody knows. The worst thing to call somebody is crazy, it's dismissive, "I don't understand this person, so they're crazy" - that's bullshit. These people are not crazy, they're strong people, maybe their environment is a little sick. *applause and crowd goes wild*

About his father's death
"That's when I bought the farm, which I call the "Fuck you Hollywood Farm"... Look man at that point in your life, it's something so real in contrast to what Hollywood is, a very powerful illusion, and when your dad dies it kinda just broke the spell, oh this is bullshit."

Putin message for west and USA

Putin message for west and USA

Makes some remarkable points, the mainstream media called it cold war rethoric...

Lovecraft: Fear Of The Unknown Teaser

Lovecraft: Fear Of The Unknown Teaser

Terence McKenna on TV

Terence McKenna on TV

Terence McKenna talks about TV, violence and communication.

Psychedelic Salon RAW Podcast “The Acceleration of Knowledge”

Psychedelic Salon Robert Anton Wilson Podcast “The Acceleration of Knowledge”

[After giving a brief overview of history]
"So there is a definite acceleration in history."

"If you take history as starting on this planet at midnight and you assume the life of the planet is 15 billion years, which is the estimated life of a G-type star, it is now eight o’clock in the morning, and it’s time for us to wake up."

"There was only one Buddha twenty-five hundred years ago, and now you meet five or ten Buddhas in every city you go to."

"Knowledge, wherever it’s discovered, is traveling over the whole world faster and faster. So the movement of knowledge and power from East to West over the last several thousand years has now become an oscillation in which the knowledge is circling the globe faster and faster."

"The general pattern is that religious stupidity exists for millenniums, political stupidity exists for centuries, scientific stupidity exists only for generations before it gets cured."

"No matter what reality tunnel you live in, the world will organize itself in your perceptions to be compatible with that reality tunnel."

"So quantum physics turned out to be saying exactly the same thing that the psychedelic revolution was saying, that there is no objective reality separate from us. All we know is the reality that we are co-creators of. The reality perceived, conceived, created, put together by our nervous systems."

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Magnetic Liquid is Crazy

Magnetic Liquid is Crazy

Liquid Magnet Sculpture

From the vid info: A ferrofluid (from the Latin ferrum, meaning iron) is a liquid which becomes strongly polarised in the presence of a magnetic field.

Ferrofluids are composed of nanoscale ferromagnetic particles suspended in a carrier fluid, usually an organic solvent or water. The ferromagnetic nano-particles are coated with a surfactant to prevent their agglomeration (due to van der Waals and magnetic forces). Although the name may suggest otherwise, ferrofluids do not display ferromagnetism, since they do not retain magnetisation in the absence of an externally applied field. In fact, ferrofluids display paramagnetism, and are often referred as being "superparamagnetic" due to their large magnetic susceptibility. True ferromagnetic fluids are difficult to create at present.

Random stuff

The Killers - Human (listen here)

close your eyes, clear your heart, cut the cord
are we human or are we denser? (4th density, are we multidimensional?)
my sign is vital, my hands are cold
and I'm on my knees looking for the answer
are we human or are we denser?
full lyrics

Heroes has begun again, the logo is an eclipsed sun which kinda looks like an eye, the Eyeclipse to blind us from the truth I guess. I don't really like time travel silliness in fiction: just go back a few seconds earlier if something goes wrong :p like Hiro could have done with the formula. Another thing I don't like very much about the show is the entire disastrous timeline was averted by Peter Petrelli to butterfly effect something that's disastrous in a whole other way - as if a future of disaster is inevitable. (R)Ando(m) even turns bad, come on! (haha) Of course it'd be silly if we saw a future that was more interesting storywise and then go to something easy instead, wouldn't keep people watching for long. The baddies are called the Corporation (and in this series, bloodlines even come into play - and it's a confusing mess), same name for another "secret society" in Prison Break, of which the 3rd episode of its fifth season was absolutely horrible. You have to chuckle at so much fiction that's about trying to bring down a powerful conspiracy of the few over the many.

Another is 'Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles' which has the time travel thingy too, here you have the good guys sending back robots and people to avert the development of A.I. and robot takeover. Two shows projecting that even time travel won't stop the evil from doing what it does, of course it'd be a rather boring storyline otherwise. In the latest episode, an old b-movie suddenly makes loads of money after it's known the actor (evil Terminator took his face) wiped out an entire SWAT team. The blend of fiction and (fictitious) non-fiction I found quite interesting synchromystically. There's another part where John Connor's love interest mentions about the magazines: "You know what really creeps me out about these magazines, they all just wanna convert you into their cult. It's like all in the title: It's Us, and People, and OK, you know some of us people are not ok."
John Connor: "Yeah some of us are Popular Mechanics." (lol, the 9/11 official version defendahrs!) They also revealed the difference between machines and humans ;) Machines don't swim (in the ocean of consciousness) as the Terminators sink to the bottom because of the weight (though they can walk back to the shore again).
The interesting eulogy for John's father's second wife: "Do not lose heart, though outwardly we are wasting away, inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. We know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. For God has given us the spirit as a guarantee and as long as we are at home with the body we are away from the Lord (tss, nah), we walk by faith (nah) not by sight and so fix our eyes not on what is seen but what is unseen, for what is seen is temporary, what is unseen eternal."

Sorry about the few posts lately, been swamped with mundane work, the government employment office and a project to hopefully get rid of both that BS!

The Magnetic Centre - “Revolution without Revelation is Tyranny.”

Dan Bartlett has an excellent new website:

Welcome to the Magnetic Centre, a transcendental launch zone and refueling station for modern seekers involved in self-directed transformation to a more conscious being, and all aspects of the great work of Conscious Evolution (a.k.a. "Illumination", "Awakening", "De-robotisation", "Getting Your Act Together", "Growing Up")

Also check out the blog and the links. You'll find info on A change in being, The Great Work, Gnosis, Human Biocomputer, Bodymind and Belief, Tranceformation, Epistemology (on Knowing), Science (Co-Creation),... Here is a link to explain the title of the site for the new people into this stuff.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

The Conspiracy Grimoire

The New Home of William Thuther! I love everything about it:
Conspiracy Grimoire: Unveiling the Matrix one Synch at a Time

Since I sold the old blog to the CIA, I decided to start up a new website. This is the new home of William Thuther - synchro searcher, hyper dimensional detective and all around conspiranoid.

Here at Conspiracy Grimoire, I trace the movement of signs, symbols, and public rituals as they meld together the occult underpinnings of our society.

Conservatives Scare More Easily Than Liberals, Say Scientists

Conservatives Scare More Easily Than Liberals, Say Scientists
"...Asked whether the findings imply a fearmongering strategy for conservatives, New York University psychologist David Amodio responded, "Yes. And some people believe that they are actively using this strategy."

The Bush administration has been accused of exploiting fears, though it's hardly a new approach.

"The whole aim of practical politics," wrote journalist gadfly H.L. Mencken, "is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins."

Jost condemned such tactics. "From an ethical standpoint, conservative campaigns should not exploit feelings of fear in the general population," he said.

Of course, ethics tend to be forgotten during election seasons -- but fear-mongering may be counterproductive.

"From a practical standpoint, I think that there will eventually be a backlash against those tactics as it becomes more obvious how exploitative they are," said Jost."
Read full article here

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

Friday, September 19, 2008

Illuminati Conspiracy Part One: A Precise Exegesis on the Available Evidence

"Oh foolish man, what can't you be made to believe?"
Adam Weishaupt

Fascinating article about the history of the Bavarian Illuminati, not only is it a huge article, but full of notes, references and links. Red Ice Creations posted part 2 of this which I will link too in a few days after I've read it. Part one is a must read for anyone who dares to use the word Illuminati! I might post some more of the enormous amount of links out of this article separately later. Disclaimer: If the length of the article conjures up resistance, you might wanna let your attention span know you're the boss of it and not the other way around ;) Breathe hehe.

Here is the intro and a few excerpts to spark your curiosity.

Illuminati Conspiracy Part One:
A Precise Exegesis on the Available Evidence
A Metaprogrammer at the Door of Chapel Perilous
By Terry Melanson (

In the literature that concerns the Illuminati relentless speculation abounds. No other secret society in recent history - with the exception of Freemasonry - has generated as much legend, hysteria, and disinformation. I first became aware of the the Illuminati about 14 years ago. Shortly thereafter I read a book, written by Robert Anton Wilson, called Cosmic Trigger: Final Secret of the Illuminati. Wilson published it in 1977 but his opening remarks on the subject still ring true today:
Briefly, the background of the Bavarian Illuminati puzzle is this. On May 1, 1776, in Bavaria, Dr. Adam Weishaupt, a professor of Canon Law at Ingolstadt University and a former Jesuit, formed a secret society called the Order of the Illuminati within the existing Masonic lodges of Germany. Since Masonry is itself a secret society, the Illuminati was a secret society within a secret society, a mystery inside a mystery, so to say. In 1785 the Illuminati were suppressed by the Bavarian government for allegedly plotting to overthrow all the kings in Europe and the Pope to boot. This much is generally agreed upon by all historians. (Not even that! See article) Everything else is a matter of heated, and sometimes fetid, controversy.

It has been claimed that Dr. Weishaupt was an atheist, a Cabalistic magician, a rationalist, a mystic; a democrat, a socialist, an anarchist, a fascist; a Machiavellian amoralist, an alchemist, a totalitarian and an "enthusiastic philanthropist." (The last was the verdict of Thomas Jefferson, by the way.) The Illuminati have also been credited with managing the French and American revolutions behind the scenes, taking over the world, being the brains behind Communism, continuing underground up to the 1970s, secretly worshipping the Devil, and mopery with intent to gawk. Some claim that Weishaupt didn't even invent the Illuminati, but only revived it. The Order of Illuminati has been traced back to the Knights Templar, to the Greek and Gnostic initiatory cults, to Egypt, even to Atlantis. The one safe generalization one can make is that Weishaupt's intent to maintain secrecy has worked; no two students of Illuminology have ever agreed totally about what the "inner secret" or purpose of the Order actually was (or is...). There is endless room for spooky speculation, and for pedantic paranoia, once one really gets into the literature of the subject; and there has been a wave of sensational "ex-poses" of the Illuminati every generation since 1776. If you were to believe all this sensational literature, the damned Bavarian conspirators were responsible for everything wrong with the world, including the energy crises and the fact that you can't even get a plumber on weekends. (pp. 3-4)
That short excerpt is perhaps the most honest and succinct introduction to the Illuminati as you'll ever come across. So it is more than a bit ironic that Wilson, throughout the rest of the text, proceeds to perpetuate and expand upon similar myths, and in the process manages to take it to a whole new level. In the end, the Illuminati had mystified Wilson as much as anyone in the preceding centuries.

Robert Anton Wilson (RAW) is an enigma in his own right: an archetypal Trickster in the tradition of Aleister Crowley or Timothy Leary, both of whom he greatly admires. The Cosmic Trigger Trilogy is meant to awaken the reader to multiple mind-blowing streams of thought and completely shatter preconceived notions of perception, time and space - much as the writings of illuminists themselves. Herein lies the seed of speculation to the effect that he must surely be in on the conspiracy - some have gone so far as to believe he's the Grand Master (or inner head) of the Illuminati himself. Wilson has always toyed with the accusations, and in typical RAW fashion, he's never denied it outright. (For those in doubt - congratulations - certainty is absurd after all, though you might consider the Grand Master wouldn't be doing a little activism in a wheel chair in his last years for Medicinal Marijuana as it helped the pain of his condition, and you might consider the Grand Master wouldn't die with financial troubles. Another hint, the 3 highest principles of RAW: Truth, Freedom, Humor. Or is it all part of the scheme? ;p jk)

Cosmic Trigger wasn't the first book Wilson dedicated to the theme, however. Two years earlier, in 1975, RAW and co-author Robert Shea popularized the modern wave of Illuminati conspiracies with the publication of the novel Illuminatus! Trilogy. A veritable cult classic, Illuminatus invigorated the underground market and spawned a whole new generation of conspiracy authors. One cannot read any of RAW's material without a healthy sense of humor ("A sense of humor results from perspective. The wider the perspective, the more humor you will perceive." RAW), though, and Illuminatus is definitely no exception. Written between 1969 and 1971 it reads like a subversive anarchist manual, yet satirical and surreal at the same time. The cut-and-paste job of excerpts right into the flow of dialogue - from books and pamphlets on a wide range of conspiracy theories - probably boosted its appeal from the beginning.

Any researcher investigating the Illuminati today would be remiss not to mention RAW - especially in a book or document purporting to cover the subject in detail. With the exception of Myron Fagan, "Wild" Bill Cooper, the John Birchers and Biblical endtimes literature, the formation of the current mythos surrounding the subject has a lot to do with the popularity of Wilson's books: have you ever seen the Illuminati and the star Sirius mentioned in the same paragraph?

Before plunging headlong into the history of the Bavarian Illuminati, it might be useful to have a look at Wilson's diagram - his interpretation (at the time) of the "occult conspiracy" as it has been transmitted through the ages (Cosmic Trigger: Final Secret of the Illuminati, p.188).

Adam Weishaupt quote from the article:

“Do you realize sufficiently what it means to rule - to rule in a secret society? Not only over the lesser or more important of the populace, but over the best of men, over men of all ranks, nations, and religions, to rule without external force, to unite them indissolubly, to breathe one spirit and soul into them, men distributed over all parts of the world? ... And finally, do you know what secret societies are? What a place they occupy in the great kingdom of the world's events? Do you think they are unimportant, transitory appearances?”

Adam Weishaupt, Nachtrag von weitern Originalschriften, II, pp. 44, 51.

And here is some of the evidence:
On October 11 police search Xavier Zwack's residence in Landshut. A number of books and over two hundred letters, between Weishaupt and the Areopagites, were confiscated. The documents were published by the Bavarian government under the title Einige Originalschriften des Illuminaten Ordens. [VS, TM]

The evidence discovered at Zwack's residence was considerable: besides the secret communications between the Illuminati Adepts, the authorities found tables containing the Order's symbols and the Persian calendar; membership rosters, statutes, instructions for recruiters, ceremonies of initiation and imprints of the Order's insignia; a eulogy of atheism and a copy of a manuscript entitled Better Than Horus; a proposal for a branch of Illuminism for woman²²; several hundred impressions of Government seals (with a list of their owners, princes, nobles, clergymen, merchants, etc.), for the purposes of counterfeiting; instructions for the making of the poison Aqua Toffana, poisonous gas and secret ink; "an infernal machine" for the safeguarding of secret papers - apparently a strong box that would blow up, destroying its contents; and receipts for procuring abortion and a formula for making a tea to induce the procedure.
²² The plan for the "Illuminized sisters" was the brainchild of Zwack. He had been pushing the idea for years; apparently making little headway, but Weishaupt liked the idea, nonetheless. "Plan for the Order of Woman - This Order shall be subdivided into two classes, each forming a separate society, and having a different secret. The first shall be composed of virtuous women; the second, of the wild, the giddy, and the voluptuous, auschveifenden." [AB: 417] The former class were to promote "the reading of goods books," structured as a female version of the Minervals; while the latter could "serve to gratify those brethren who had a turn for sensual pleasure." [Ibid. 418] In his zeal to persuade Knigge and Weishaupt, Zwack even offers up his wife and four daughters-in-law to be the first adepts!
Read the entire article

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Wayne Dyer on the Insanity of War

Wayne Dyer on the Insanity of War (no linky, have to be logged in somewhere)

Makes an excellent point about how the world can perceive the Bush doctrine and American WMDs.

Global Mind Change

Global Mind Change

Fight Club - This is your life

Fight Club - This is your life



From the vid info: Pythagoras (fl. 530 BCE) must have been one of the world's greatest men, but he wrote nothing, and it is hard to say how much of the doctrine we know as Pythagorean is due to the founder of the society and how much is later development. It is also hard to say how much of what we are told about the life of Pythagoras is trustworthy; for a mass of legend gathered around his name at an early date. Sometimes he is represented as a man of science, and sometimes as a preacher of mystic doctrines, and we might be tempted to regard one or other of those characters as alone historical. Pythagoras page.

Daily Show

Candidates' Generic-Off

The solutions to the financial crisis are probably unpopular and undoubtedly confusing, so it's time for a good old-fashioned generic-off.

Daily Show: Sarah Palin Won't Blink

Sarah Palin brings a fresh new idea to this presidential season by not blinking.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Invasion commercial

Invasion commercial

Read this first (hope we can break through the language barrier :p)
'Even Apeldoorn Bellen' means 'Let's call Apeldoorn' Apeldoorn: the city name of the head branch of the insurance company's of this commercial. So 'Let's call the insurance company'.

'Of even niet': Or (let's) not (again not a literal translation, for those who are picking up a little flemish/dutch from me :p)

Steve Willner & Jake Kotze vid & Willner Red Ice Interview #3

Steve Willner & Jake Kotze: Genetic Hybridization, The Nines, and the Amnesiac Godhead

Secret Sun's supplemental post Try To Remember

Download the excellent Steve Willner interview podcast at Red Ice Creations: We have Steve Willner from Labyrinth of the Psychonaut back with us on the program to discuss his triple episode team up with Jake Kotze and to further explore the topics of CERN, that did their first test run on the 7th anniversary of 9/11. Join us for a fascinating discussion.
Topics Discussed: 666, WWW, Spiritual Science, Shiva, Higgs Particle/God Particle, Scientists Received Death Threats, Quakes, Dubai's Tower of Babel: Burj, Energy, Rik Clay, Gate, Octagon, "Who is watching the Watchers?", Fake Alien Invasion, Black Water, Bear claw Logo, Benjamin Fulford, Jericho, The All Seeing Eye, Sanpaku Eye, 1776, 2010, 2012, Hurricanes, Oil, The Watchmen, 13 Floor, The Lawnmower Man, The Fisher King, The Matrix, The Stars & Movie Stars, Babylon A.D., Inspiration, working with the muse and much more.

Harry Frankfurt "On Bullshit"

One of the most salient features of our culture is that there is so much bullshit. Everyone knows this. Each of us contributes his share. But we tend to take the situation for granted. Most people are rather confident of their ability to recognize bullshit and to avoid being taken in by it. So the phenomenon has not aroused much deliberate concern, or attracted much sustained inquiry. In consequence, we have no clear understanding of what bullshit is, why there is so much of it, or what functions it serves. And we lack a conscientiously developed appreciation of what it means to us. In other words, we have no theory. I propose to begin the development of a theoretical understanding of bullshit, mainly by providing some tentative and exploratory philosophical analysis.

Read on

Ascent of Man

Ascent of Man

Check out Youtube and Google Video search result links for more.

Wiki page of the classic BBC docu series

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Lucid Dreaming

Lucid dreaming is one of the most empowering tools to transform us from passive witnesses to active collaborators in our own dreaming process. But dream work can lead us to wonder: who is dreaming and who is awake? Are most of us asleep?
Read full article by Paul Levy at Reality Sandwich.

Also check out the online Psiber Dreaming Conference.

DefCon 15 - T309 - Hacking UFOlogy

DefCon 15 - T309 - Hacking UFOlogy Richard Thieme

Thanks xo mopp

Microchip - National Geographic

Microchip - National Geographic

Prehistoric shark in Japan

Prehistoric shark in Japan

That shark is stoned out of its mind.

from the vid info: This prehistoric shark is rarely seen alive as its natural habitat lies up to 1,280 metres (4,200 feet) deep under the sea. Experts at the Awashima Marine Park were able to examine the creature, which was a female, and film it swimming around. Unfortunately though it died a couple of hours after it was moved to its new environment. (From Jan last year)

Rik Clay on Red Ice

Check out Red Ice Creations for a Rik Clay page with all four segments of the interview and also this interview with Ian Crane on Rik Clay, Integration, Conspiracy & Spirituality. (and Terence McKenna too)

Serj Tankian - Empty Walls

Serj Tankian - Empty Walls