Tuesday, January 20, 2009

All hail the Symbol!

"The challenges are real! They are Sirius and many! But they will be met!" Obama

Well I can't say I didn't feel some YAAY HAHA when he took the oath, clumsily. You'd think he'd be able to repeat stuff by now! ;p Let's hope he is a catalyst for some change at least, those are some interesting promises. And don't get me wrong, I do appreciate the positive symbolism of his presidency. A few days ago, I saw a bit of Blazing Saddles for the first time, and I really had to chuckle at the symbolism at work, the synopsis of that movie:

"To ruin a western town, a corrupt political boss appoints a black sheriff,
who promptly becomes his most formidable adversary."

All the best Mr. President.

All hail the Puppet!

James & Bobby Purify - I'm Your Puppet

Trivium - Pull Harder on the Strings of Your Martyr

Single & Live versions suck, but couldn't find album version. The lyrics of this I interpret to be about Bush, but what's the difference between puppets, anyway:
"It's our curse that makes this world so hopeless
Allowing our king to spread his genocidal wings"

I wonder what the Body Count of this American presidency shall be?

BBC article: 'Huge symbolic value' (The only value :p)

Highlights of that shitty concert: The sleeping kid behind Obama. Garth Brooks touching one of his guitar strings too loud when coming up. And Patti LaBelle very fittingly raping "A Change's gonna Come" in the worst way.

The award for Terrorist Country of the Year goes to Israel and we're only 2/3's into January. What do you know, they finished their mass murdering just before Obama's presidency. What a coincidence! (Thanks to achtdagenineenweek for the pic)

If there's anything to Novelty Theory/Timewave Zero and the Mayan Calender, I assume Obama will be assassinated. Gee, I wonder what kind of ideological scapegoat will be picked. Maybe they ought to compare him even more to Lincoln, JFK and MLK lol. I for one am just so thrilled that I won't have to hear the words "President-elect" anymore. Anyway, congratulations President Biden, President Brzezinski and all those other fucks. What a great day in BS filled consensus reality history, lol. The (new) world (order) will never be the same again!

Jesus, LOL!!!111

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A Christian (awesome) started this on the BeyondUnreal Forums (my fav FPS game will always be UT2004).

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Illuminatus! 2 The Golden Apple (excerpt)

During Joe's second trip on the Leif Ericson, they went all the way to Africa, and Hagbard had an important conference with five gorillas. At least, he said afterwards that it was important; Joe couldn't judge, since the conversation was in Swahili.
"They speak some English," Hagbard explained back on the sub, "but I prefer Swahili, since they're more eloquent in it and can express more nuances."
"Are you the first man to teach an ape to speak," Joe asked, "in addition to your other accomplishments?"
"Oh, not at all," Hagbard said modestly. "It's an old Discordian secret. The first person to communicate with a gorilla was an Erisian missionary named Malaclypse the Elder, who was born in Athens and got exiled for opposing the imposition of male supremacy when the Athenians created patriarchy and locked up their women. He then wandered all over the ancient world, learning all sorts of secrets and leaving behind a priceless collection of mind-blowing legends—he's the Phoenix Madman mentioned in the Confucian scriptures, and he passed himself off as Krishna to recite that gorgeous Bible of revolutionary ethics, the Bhagavad Gita, to Arjuna in India, among other feats. I believe you met him in Chicago while he was pretending to be the Christian Devil."
"But how have you Discordians concealed the fact that gorillas talk?"
"We're rather close-mouthed, you might say, and when we do speak it's usually to put somebody on or blow their minds—"
"I've noticed that," Joe said.
"And the gorillas themselves are too shrewd to talk to anybody but another anarchist. They're all anarchists themselves, you know, and they have a very healthy wariness about people in general and government people in particular. As one of them told me once, 'If it got out that we can talk, the conservatives would exterminate most of us and make the rest pay rent to live on our own land; and the liberals would try to train us to be engine-lathe operators. Who the fuck wants to operate an engine lathe?' They prefer their own pastoral and Eristic ways, and I, for one, would never interfere with them. We do communicate, though, just as we communicate with the dolphins. Both species are intelligent enough to realize that it's in their interest, as part of earth's biosphere, to help the handful of human anarchists to try to stop, or at least slow down, the bloodletting and slaughter of our Aneristic rulers and Aneristic mobs."
"Sometimes I still get confused about your theological terms—or are they psychological? The Aneristic forces, especially the Illuminati, are structure freaks: they want to impose their concept of order on everybody else. But I still get confused about the differences between the Erisian, the Eristic and the Discordian. Not to mention the JAMs."
"The Eristic is the opposite of the Aneristic," Hagbard explained patiently, "and, therefore, identical with it. Remember the Hodge-Podge. Writers like De Sade, Max Stirner and Nietzsche are Eristic; so are the gorillas. They represent total supremacy of the individual, total negation of the group. It isn't necessarily the war-of-all-against-all, as Aneristic philosophers imagine, but it can, under stress, degenerate into that. More often, it's quite pacifistic, like our hairy friends in the trees back there.
The Erisian position is modified; it recognizes that Aneristic forces are part of the world drama, too, and can never be totally abolished. We merely stress the Eristic as a balance, because human society has been tilted grotesquely toward the Aneristic side all through the Piscean age. We Discordians are the activists in the Erisian movement; we do things. The pure Erisians work in more mysterious ways, in accordance with the Taoist principle of wu-wei—doing nothing effectively.
The JAMs are left-wingers, who might have become Aneristic except for special circumstances that led them in a libertarian direction. But they've fucked it all up with typical left-whig hatred trips. They haven't mastered the Gita: the art of fighting with a loving heart."
"Strange," Joe said. "Dr. Iggy, in the San Francisco JAM cabal, explained it to me differently."
"What would you expect?" Hagbard replied. "No two who know, know the same in their knowing. By the way, why haven't you told me that you're sure those gorillas back there were just men I dressed up in gorilla suits?" "I'm becoming more gullible," Joe said. "Too bad," Hagbard told him sadly. "They really were men in gorilla suits. I was testing how easily you could be bamboozled, and you flunked." "Now, wait a minute. They smelled like gorillas. That was no fake. You're putting me on now." "That's right," Hagbard agreed. "I wanted to see if you'd trust your own senses or the word of a Natural-Born Leader and Guru like me. You trusted your own senses, and you pass. My put-ons are not just jokes, friend. The hardest thing for a man with dominance genes and piratical heredity like me is to avoid becoming a goddam authority figure. I need all the feedback and information I can get—from men, women, children, gorillas, dolphins, computers, any conscious entity—but nobody contradicts an Authority, you know.
Communication is possible only between equals: that's the first theorem of social cybernetics—and the whole basis of anarchism—and I have to keep knocking down people's dependence on me or I'll become a fucking Big Daddy and won't get accurate communication anymore. If the pig-headed Illuminati and their Aneristic imitators in all the governments, corporations, universities and armies of the world understood that simple principle, they'd occasionally find out what's actually going on and stop screwing up every project they start. I am Freeman Hagbard Celine and I am not anybody's bloody leader. As soon as you fully understand that I'm your equal, and that my shit stinks just like yours, and that I need a lay every few days or I get grouchy and make dumb decisions, and that there is One more trustworthy than all the Buddhas and sages but you have to find him for yourself, then you'll begin to understand what the Legion of Dynamic Discord is all about."
"One more trustworthy than all the Buddhas and sages...?" Joe repeated, finding himself most confused when he had been closest to total comprehension a second earlier.
"To receive light you must be receptive," Hagbard said curtly. "Work that one out for yourself. Meanwhile, take this back to New York and chew on it a bit." And he presented Joe with a book entitled Never Whistle While You're Pissing: A Guide to Self-Liberation, by Hagbard Celine, H.M., S.H.
Joe read the book carefully in the following weeks—while Pat Walsh, in Confrontation's research department, checked out every assertion about the Illuminati that Joe had picked up from Hagbard, Simon, Dillinger and Dr. Ignotius—but, although some of the book was brilliant, much was obscure, and he found no clue to the One more trustworthy than all Buddhas. Then, one night high on Alamout Black hashish, he started working on it with expanded and intensified consciousness. Malaclypse the Elder? No, he was wise, and somewhat benevolent in a fey sort of style, but certainly not trustworthy. Simon? For all his youth and nuttiness, he had moments of incredible perception, but he was almost certainly less enlightened than Hagbard. Dillinger? Dr. Ignotius? The mysterious Malaclypse the Younger, who had disappeared, leaving behind only the inscrutable Principia Discordia?
Christ, Joe thought, what a male chauvinist I am! Why didn't I think of Stella? The old joke came back to him... "Did you see God?" "Yes, and she's black." Of course. Hadn't Stella presided over his initiation, in Dr. Iggy's chapel? Hadn't Hagbard said she would preside over George Dorn's initiation, when George was ready? Of course.
Joe always remembered that moment of ecstasy and certainty: it taught him a lot about the use and misuse of drugs and why the Illuminati went wrong. For the unconscious, which always tries to turn every good lay into a mother figure, had contaminated the insight which his supraconscious had almost given him. It was many months later, just before the Fernando Poo crisis, that he finally discovered beyond all doubt the One who was more trustworthy than all Buddhas and all sages.

Do-da, do-da, do-da-do-da-DAY...

(And Semper Cuni Linctus, the very night that he reamed his subaltern for taking native superstitions seriously, passed an olive garden and saw the Seventeen... and with them was the Eighteenth, the one they had crucified the Friday before. Magna Mater, he swore, creeping closer, am I losing my mind? The Eighteenth, whatshisname, the preacher, had set up a wheel and was distributing cards to them. Now, he turned the wheel and called out the number at which it stopped. The centurion watched, in growing amazement, as the process was repeated several times, and the cards were marked each time the wheel stopped. Finally, the big one, Simon, shouted "Bingo!" The scion of the noble Linctus family turned and fled...
Behind him, the luminous figure said, "Do this in commemoration of me."
"I thought we were supposed to do the bread and wine bit in commemoration of you?" Simon objected.
"Do both," the ghostly one said. "The bread and wine is too symbolic and arcane for some folks. This one is what will bring in the mob. You see, fellows, if you want to bring the Movement to the people, you have to start from where the people are at. You, Luke, don't write that down. This is part of the secret teachings.")

Slurp, slurp... Camp-town ladies sing this song...

(But how do you account for a man like Drake? one of Carl Jung's guests asked at the Sunday afternoon Kaffeeklatsch where the strange young American had inspired so much speculation. Jung sucked on 'his pipe thoughtfully—wondering, actually, how he could ever cure his associates of treating him like a guru—and answered finally, "A fine mind strikes on an idea like the arrow hitting bull's-eye. The Americans have not yet produced such a mind, because they are too assertive, too outgoing. They land on an idea, even an important idea, like one of their fullbacks making a tackle. Hence, they always crumple or cripple it. Drake has such a mind. He has learned everything about power—more than Adler knows, for all his obsession on the subject—but he has not learned the important thing. That is, of course, how to avoid power. What he needs, and will probably never achieve, is religious humility. Impossible in his country, where even the introverts are extroverted most of the tune.")

If you think this is awesome sauce the next part is a hilarious conversation with H.P. Lovecraft!

Eye Patterns (NLP)

Eye Patterns (NLP)

Eye Accessing Cues is fun stuff, part of the huge NLP toolbox. With knowledge of this, you can tell what a person is doing inside their head (including lying), and create more rapport using their sense preferences. I bring out this trick whenever, once I talked to a girl who literally tilted her head up and to her left to VR. "Oh I remember when..." and then totally shifted her head down and to her right to K "and that made me feel sooo..." hehe.

Ringo Fire Stargate RigingGingoogoo

Love is a burning thing
and it makes a firey ring
bound by wild desire
I fell in to a Ringo Fire...

I fell into a burning Ringo Fire
I went down, down, down
and the flames went higher
and it burns, burns, burns
the Ringo Fire
the Ringo Fire

(Hi, I'm Ringo btw, no STD jokes you pervs ;p)

And another one.

Tenacious D - RigingGingoogoo Ringigingigoogoo

Friday, January 16, 2009

Dedroidify Neurolinguistic Programming Therapy!

Note: I am no longer offering these services

I have studied consciousness, NLP, psychology and hypnosis for years, used the techniques succesfully on myself and others, and now am venturing to help people professionally!

What is NLP? Neurolinguistic Programming is a method applied to psychotherapy and interpersonal communication. A theory of language, communication and an associated therapeutic method, derived from the study or 'modeling' how successful outstanding people in different fields obtain their results. It is a toolbox of very effective ways to change thought patterns.

For instance for psychotherapy, the work of notable Virginia Satir, Fritz Perls and Milton Ericson was modelled. NLP holds that people can improve the way they interact with the world by means of certain principles and techniques concerned with their use of language.

The name was coined by psychologist Richard Bandler and linguist John Grinder to represent a theoretical connection between neurological processes (neuro), language (linguistic) and behavioral patterns that have been learned through experience (programming). NLP was originally promoted as an extraordinarily effective and rapid form of psychological therapy, capable of addressing the full range of problems which psychologists are likely to encounter, such as phobias, depression, habit disorder, psychosomatic illnesses, learning disorders, etc.

NLP helps to fulfil one's potential, through self-determination learned limitations are overcome towards well-being and healthy functioning. These skills can be learned by anyone to improve their effectiveness both personally and professionally.

If you are interested, and want to really De-droid-ify, please e-mail Dedroidify at Hotmail dot com, we can start as soon as you want. You can donate whatever you want for the help. If you have a question just send me an e-mail!

What I am offering:
  • Change Therapy
  • NLP Session(s)
  • Hypnosis Session(s)
  • Meditation help & advice for beginners and intermediates.
  • Anything else? Just ask.
What I can help you with:
  • From Pessimism to Optimism
  • Depression
  • Re-Associating (Anything you like)
  • Anxiety and Stress reduction
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Anger issues, general or specific, for instance: Road Rage
  • Motivation
  • Addiction
  • Phobias and fears
  • the 8 Circuit Model
  • Meditation
  • Anything else? Just ask
  • Change Therapy: Daily follow up through E-mail. After understanding your core challenges, I will inform you on how the mind works specifically and practically for your situation. Several short and easy tasks and advice will be given each day to explore and fine tune your consciousness the way you want it. Teaching you information and techniques that you will be able to use for your own benefit and others for the rest of your life.
  • NLP session: We will work specifically on thought patterns or reactionary habits you are willing to change, the set of tools learned to fit your specific requests will be able to be applied by you in the future for a wide range of other needs! This can be done through Instant Messaging or Skype.
  • Hypnotherapy session: You will be guided through a process fine tuned for your specific needs, which will effect immediate change. Hypnotherapy requires you to be able to communicate with me through a mic online using Skype.
  • E-mail (Dedroidify at Hotmail dot com)
  • Instant Messaging (MSN, etc)
  • Skype (Microphone needed, no webcam necessary)
  • Practical experience of succesful NLP and Hypnosis sessions. I helped people with Anxiety Attacks, Anger Issues, ADHD, Migraines, Stress and Pain Reduction, PTSD...
  • NLP Master Practitioner Training through Chris Howard, Richard Bandler.
  • Jungian Analytic, Integral, Transpersonal and Quantum Psychology.
  • Hypnosis & Hypnotherapy: Milton Erickson, Dave Elman, George Estabrooks
  • Expert in Leary/Wilson/Gurdjieff/Alli's 8 Circuit Model (Jung/Freud/Berne/Piaget)
  • Immersed in NLP, Psychology, Consciousness, Philosophy, Spirituality for years.
  • Linguistics: E-prime, Milton Model, Meta Model
  • Meditations: Psychological, Vipassana, Mantra, Visualisation, Pranayama Breathing, etc.
  • Hale Dwoskin's Sedona method
  • Fluently Spoken Languages: English, Dutch, French.

To illustrate how one of my new clients is experiencing the therapy first hand and how much better he is off with it than talking (listening) therapy, see: The Difference Between NLP Therapy and Conventional Psychology/Psychiatry and NLP Testimonial from a satisfied client.

Relevant Motivational Quotes

"If what you're doing isn't working, do something different."

"Somewhere inside most people are the resources they need to overcome most problems. Therapy locates and then re-locates them."

"Problems have much more to do with process, with the way experience is organised and structured. If you can change the organising process, you can change outcome more easily, more quickly and more enduringly. Therapy means change."

"All Hypnosis is Self-Hypnosis."

Note: I am no longer offering these services


Check out a fascinating page about the Bonobo monkey, which is endangered and only is found in the wild in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Along with the Common Chimpanzee, the Bonobo is the closest relative to humans.

Bonobo Sex and Society by Frans B. M. de Waal, excerpt:
Sex, it turned out, is the key to the social life of the bonobo. The first suggestion that the sexual behavior of bonobos is different had come from observations at European zoos. Wrapping their findings in Latin, primatologists Eduard Tratz and Heinz Heck reported in 1954 that the chimpanzees at Hellabrun mated more canum (like dogs) and bonobos more hominum (like people). In those days, face-to- face copulation was considered uniquely human, a cultural innovation that needed to be taught to preliterate people (hence the term "missionary position"). These early studies, written in German, were ignored by the international scientific establishment. The bonobo's humanlike sexuality needed to be rediscovered in the 1970s before it became accepted as characteristic of the species.

Frans de Waal quotes:
"The possibility that empathy resides in parts of the brain so ancient that we share them with rats should give pause to anyone comparing politicians with those poor, underestimated creatures."

"I've argued that many of what philosophers call moral sentiments can be seen in other species. In chimpanzees and other animals, you see examples of sympathy, empathy, reciprocity, a willingness to follow social rules. Dogs are a good example of a species that have and obey social rules; that's why we like them so much, even though they're large carnivores."

"To endow animals with human emotions has long been a scientific taboo. But if we do not, we risk missing something fundamental, about both animals and us."
from "Are We in Anthropodenial?"

Skin trailer

Skin trailer

A dutch movie based on true events, set in 1979 revolving around a kid who fails to escape his father's holocaust trauma rather dramatically, he becomes a nazi skinhead (wtf!). Interesting reality tunnel exploration, shows how easy it is to spiral down.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Obama NWO on Colbert Report

Stephen congratulates John King and the rest of the media on getting Obama elected and at 1.49 (at 15.15 in the full episode with Alan Colmes) John King says "If your point is that perhaps Barak Obama is in for a New World Order, I think you are correct."

Thanks James Ratte!

Sunday, January 4, 2009


Hey folks, haven't been posting much cause of all the holidays, the partying, the recuperating, the new guitar multi-pedal-thingy I got including a drum machine (I played the Roots Seed 2.0 with a buddy with his bass guitar yesterday, awesome), and I'm starting up an online therapy practice (nlp, hypnosis, etc) soon, more about that later! Here's some Danish Volbeat that I first heard on New Year's eve, which I celebrated gangsta motown style in suits and hats at a buddy's house.

Volbeat - The Garden's Tale

Digitech RP50 Guitar Effects thingy

Friday, January 2, 2009

2009: 666

Happy New Year people, and nice going. We're off to a good start, blog visitor nrs:
Excellent, especially for someone in a Tenacious D Lee phase.

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

The Synchromystic D

"I could 23 Skidoo you a song." Jack Black

Check out this article for the origins of 23 skidoo and the wiki,
which don't reference RAW and the 23 enigma. 23-skidoo.com.

More Law of Fives. The D their door nr is 523.

Explosivo Stargate

Jack Black's parents, were both rocket scientists!
His mother worked on the Hubble space telescope.

Tenacious D: Sasquatch

Saaaaaaasquaaaatch, we know your legend's reaaaaal.
Saaaaaaasquaaaatch, we know your love is reaaaaal.

Other Sasquatch vid here.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Illuminati: The Board Game of Conspiracy

They're all around us. Secret conspiracies are everywhere, and where can you find the only truth? Certainly not in the game of Illuminati. Fnord.

The object of Illuminati is to take control of the world. The phone company is controlled by creatures from outer space. The Congressional Wives have taken over the Pentagon. And the Boy Sprouts are cashing in their secret Swiss bank account to smash the IRS! Two to six players compete to grab powerful groups and increase their wealth and power. No ploy is too devious, no stratagem too low, as you scheme your way to victory.

The Grow-Some-Balls Foundation

There really is no need to drive in slow motion, if you like the view of the ocean,
drive in it.


Here's an interesting dream I woke up from today... I'm trying out clothes in a store, I open the curtain and 2 robbers are standing in front of me. One gets out a taser, and I obviously ninja-deflect his present right back to him (seemed easy enough in the dream! And btw, my 'first' encounter with a taser ;p). They still get away somehow, and people in the street citizen-arrest them with handcuffs, the cop in civilian clothes wasn't too happy with that lol, but still appreciated it. When they're all gone, I go back in the store, which has changed into a candy shop. The girl offers me 2 pieces of candy, but I trip all over the boxes in front of the cash register desk and drop them. I get up and I take a shoe-lace candy string instead, and hold it like a kundalini going from root to third eye chakra with the slight bend at the top, and ask how much it is, she tells me: 11.11. I wake up right after that, and what time is it?... 11.11. What could all this possibly mean, I guess lightening up about any perceived attacks and deflecting if necessary, let others help, yet don't expect gifts but work towards your own evolution, and wake up! Heh.

2008 was the year man-made global warming was disproved

The Hives - Hate to Say I Told You So (feat. Stargate)
Telegraph Article: "Looking back over my columns of the past 12 months, one of their major themes was neatly encapsulated by two recent items from The Daily Telegraph.

The first, on May 21, headed "Climate change threat to Alpine ski resorts" , reported that the entire Alpine "winter sports industry" could soon "grind to a halt for lack of snow". The second, on December 19, headed "The Alps have best snow conditions in a generation" , reported that this winter's Alpine snowfalls "look set to beat all records by New Year's Day".

Easily one of the most important stories of 2008 has been all the evidence suggesting that this may be looked back on as the year when there was a turning point in the great worldwide panic over man-made global warming. Just when politicians in Europe and America have been adopting the most costly and damaging measures politicians have ever proposed, to combat this supposed menace, the tide has turned in three significant respects...

Secondly, 2008 was the year when any pretence that there was a "scientific consensus" in favour of man-made global warming collapsed. At long last, as in the Manhattan Declaration last March, hundreds of proper scientists, including many of the world's most eminent climate experts, have been rallying to pour scorn on that "consensus" which was only a politically engineered artefact, based on ever more blatantly manipulated data and computer models programmed to produce no more than convenient fictions.
Wow. Read the rest of this Telegraph article: 2008 was the year man-made global warming was disproved. I know, I couldn't believe it either. Truth, in mainstream media. Hell may be freezing over now that Global Warming is dying (ahum, wait and see). That'll teach the silly robots to believe the hype, now good luck at trying to get this through to people, media. I wonder how this will affect Obama's precious policies, btw, speaking of WITCH, this made me laugh too. I guess Al(l) Gore will have to make another movie, maybe something Truthy and Inconveniency related. Time for another song.

"Well I hate to say I told you so but-wait a minute I love saying I told you so,
doinggg, Stewie Griffin meet Stewie Griffin. Huh, nice to meet you!" Stewie Griffin

Monday, December 29, 2008

Labor Legacy Monument - Hart Plaza, Detroit, MI.

MCS and their stargates:
"Looks like a Stargate."
"Holy FUCK it is."

Tenacious D - History

Tenacious D - History

We know you're all robots but we don't care!

Just Don't

"Ideally, don't believe anything you think. But that takes a lot of work.
Reminder to Self: Existence Precedes Essence."

Shamelessly copied from Relaxed Focus, you knew it was gonna happen :p

Okey Dokey #1 The Call to Adventure

Read here

We're putting the band back together, you in?

The Structure of Consciousness, Part One: Archetypes and Circuits

Check out this post from Druid Journal:
"This is the first of a series of posts on how human consciousness is structured. There are dozens of hypotheses from all over the world about how consciousness can be raised, lowered, changed, and so forth. In this series, I’d like to present some of my favorites: mythological archetypes, the Leary eight-circuit model, western astrology, the chakra system, Rudolf Steiner’s ideas, David Hawkins’s 12 levels of consciousness, and the Tarot. I’m going to describe them briefly and try to integrate them into a single model. (Then I’m going to try to run a 1.5-minute mile, fly to the moon, and cure cancer. Then I’ll have breakfast.) This is going to be challenging, but fun."

Sunday, December 28, 2008


(Don't remember where I got this)

NoSo No Social Networks

NoSo Project Intro

NOSO is a real-world platform for temporary disengagement from social networking environments. The NOSO experience offers a unique opportunity to create NO Connections by scheduling NO Events with other NO Friends.
RU Sirius Show

Milton H. Erickson and the Elevator

I don't know what pussy wrote this introduction on wikipedia, cause as a patient I'd take a shock like this any day, but here you go:
Erickson is famous for pioneering indirect techniques, but his shock therapy tends to get less attention, perhaps because it is uncomfortable for us to hear such uncharacteristic stories about an inspirational and gentle healer. Nonetheless, Erickson was prepared to use psychological shocks and ordeals in order to achieve given results:

"When the old gentleman asked if he could be helped for his fear of riding in an elevator, I told him I could probably scare the pants off him in another direction. He told me that nothing could be worse than his fear of an elevator.
The elevators in that particular building were operated by young girls, and I made special arrangements with one in advance. She agreed to cooperate and thought it would be fun. I went with the gentleman to the elevator. He wasn't afraid of walking into an elevator, but when it started to move it became an unbearable experience. So I chose an unbusy time and I had him walk in and out of the elevator, back in and out. Then at a point when we walked in, I told the girl to close the door and said, "Let's go up."
She went up one story and stopped in between floors. The gentleman started to yell, "What's wrong!" I said, "The elevator operator wants to kiss you." Shocked, the gentleman said, "But I'm a married man!" The girl said, "I don't mind that." She walked toward him, and he stepped back and said, "You start the elevator." So she started it. She went up to about the fourth floor and stopped it again between floors. She said, "I just have a craving for a kiss." He said, "You go about your business." He wanted that elevator moving, not standing still. She replied, "Well, let's go down and start all over again," and she began to take the elevator down. He said, "Not down, up!" since he didn't want to go through that all over again.
She started up and then stopped the elevator between floors and said, "Do you promise you'll ride down in my elevator with me when you're through work?" He said, "I'll promise anything if you promise not to kiss me." He went up in the elevator, relieved and without fear - of the elevator - and could ride one from then on."

Ram Dass on attachment and addiction

Ram Dass on attachment and addiction

Thanks Scientist

Soulwax - Children Of The Revolution

Soulwax - Children Of The Revolution

No you won't fool the children of the Revolution! (right...)

Saturday, December 27, 2008

The Incredible Pranayama Hulk (minor spoilers)

After the trainwreck that was the first movie, we finally get what we hoped for! In the Incredible Hulk, Edward Norton plays Bruce Banner, who uses meditation and pranayama breathing techniques to gain control over his anger, and his own mind. Control your own (hulk) body, control your own mind. I have an interesting relationship with anger myself and pranayama has helped me tremendously. Warning: Messing around with pranayama in an undisciplined manner can and will screw you up in ways that your doctor will not be able to help you with.

Here Bruce Banner was apparently meditating with a metronome (he's holding it).
"I can keep rhythm with no metronome, no metronome." Flobots (Handlebars)

After sparring with his martial arts teacher, it's time for more interesting exercises.

"Here, emotion (chest). Fear, no good. So emotion... and control (stomach).
The best way to control your anger, is to control your body. Control your pulse. Breathe."

Breathing from the chest is what most of us do, yet it's not optimal at all. Energy can stagnate because the circulation of breath is not what it has to be, for this we should breathe from below. In my times of mastery, I am always breathing from below. When someone complains to me about anything, I will always mention breathing when appropriate.
There are many forms of breathing exercises. Before meditation (optimal regiment is twice daily, morning and early evening), one can set a timer of ten minutes (wether in his mind or on a clock, or add a noise at the tenth minute of any meditation music) and breathe slowly in through the stomach, hold for a while, then release completely. Doing this in a relaxed manner (not forced at all), can help to calm you down tremendously no matter where you are. It stills the mind and is a great meditation beginner. If you want to go further, you can visualise a small light going from your perineum, up the spine, to your third eye (not the crown!).

Here the teacher does a small demonstration of the real life technique called "Breath of fire", for beginners, you breathe in completely, and then you take one or two minutes to pump air in and out with brute force, after two minutes, you relax and breathe relaxed and normal again, this is a prana(yama) or chi building exercise and a nervous system clearing exercise, during this exercise we can visualise ourselves fill with light and see that light break through energy blockages. Needless to say, you get a li'l high, hehe.

Control of the mind, control of the body, control of the pulse, control of... meditate and find out.

In the end we see Banner meditating again, with my favorite mudra.

He's finished and the hands open, btw, no metronome in sight.

A stretching of the muscles.

Looks like Banner's meditations have payed off, those are green eyes,
and he now can call on his power through his will.

For guided pranayama audiobooks check these two:
Andrew Weil: Breathing, The Master Key To Self Healing
Brain Sync Kelly Howell: Awakening Kundalini
Or check out Yogani's AYP Pranayama lessons.

Warning: Messing around with pranayama in an undisciplined manner can and will screw you up in ways that your doctor will not be able to help you with.

Herman van Veen - Toveren

This is a classic dutch magic(k)al song, it all rhymes in dutch, translating it literally and still having it rhyme was impossible but I gave it a go, failed miserably throughout lol, but people can try to sing along in english :p, or improve upon it. Dutch lyrics here.

If he knew wizardry
everything'd be fine
If he knew wizardry
everyone'd be divine (literal: nobody'd get too heavy :p)
If he knew wizardry, knew wizardry,
knew wizardry, knew wizardry
then everybody would love each other

Every house had a 100 rooms and every room had tv
and his parents lived forever, and so did he
the river wasn't made of water, but of orange juice
and he shouldn't have to learn what he didn't choose

If he knew wizardry
everything'd be fine (and nobody was hungry)
If he knew wizardry
everyone'd be divine (and everybody singing)
If he knew wizardry, knew wizardry
knew wizardry, knew wizardry
then everybody would love each other

His buddy would suddenly understand
why he got into a fight with him
and as he climbed the trone
everyone would bow for him
and it always snowed in winter
and it was cosy warm
and nobody was born rich
and nobody became poor

If he knew wizardry
everything'd be fine (and nobody was hungry)
If he knew wizardry
everyone'd be divine (and everybody singing)
If he knew wizardry, knew wizardry
knew wizardry, knew wizardry
then everybody would love each other

But for a magic spell of quality
you lose a 1000 guilder casually
and for a bit of a magick book
a search of 50 years is what it took
and the entire curriculum of wizardry
lasts 125 years at least
he won't put up with all of that
I think he'll quit before he starts
cause even the grandma of his grandma
never had a wizardry diploma.

If I knew wizardry
everything'd be fine (and nobody was hungry)
If I knew wizardry
everyone'd be divine (and everybody singing)
If I knew wizardry, knew wizardry
knew wizardry, knew wizardry
then everybody would love each other

Friday, December 26, 2008

HOWMusic(k) Blog

Check out this fascinating blog, HOWMusic(k) at Quantumlodge.org/ezra
That "Music(k)" spelling, I find just pure genius heh! Here's the FAQ to seduce you:

Hello and Welcome to the Hidden Origins of Western Music(k) blog!

Does comparative symbolism bring humans any closer to “Truth”? By engaging in “synchromystic” analysis am I making progress towards something of value or am I just contributing more chaos to the world? These questions flow through my mind and I reflect upon WHY I started this website, WHAT I want to achieve, and HOW I set out to achieve it.

1. Why - I started this blog because I love music and because I am a composer of music. Over time I have become curious about the reason that I was taught to limit myself to the 12-Tone system. Rather than rebelling and rejecting Tonal Harmony, as many young composers do, I chose to look closer into its structure. I began to look around for meaningful clues regarding the “hidden origins” of Western Music.

For some reason, no information that I read in books or online could quite “scratch the itch” of this mystery. It is up to me, then, to clearly articulate the core questions regarding Western musical symbolism and try to answer them for myself. No one else can or will do it for me.

Music is universal to every culture, it potentially inspires a sense of awe and magical beauty, generating love and connection between humans. I noticed that it has lately been used in the mainstream as a tool for separation and thoughtlessness, encouraging mindless behavior and militaristic aggression (blastbeats?). Who is behind this force? Is toxic music the byproduct of toxic composers?


2. What I want to achieve: We can take back our power by unplugging from preconditioned ideas of what music is (and what it is not). This has already been taking place for several decades and I am simply a link in the chain. Some theorists have brought into my awareness the thoughtful use of Noise and Silence as an alternative to the Western system of Tonality.

Today, musical conventions in the Western world are still based on 12-Tone subdivision of the Octave - Guitar, Bass, piano… Percussion is based on halves (whole/half/quarter/eight) and triplets (3/6/9/12). In both cases we’re dealing with eight and twelve, which are what I would call “loaded numbers”.

I apologize upfront for any miscommunications that take place over the course of this blog… My research is not infallible, nor am I coming to this information with an exhaustive understanding of mythology, psychology, conspiracy, ufology, and the rest of it. What I offer, for free, is the daily research I do into the mystery of Life from a musical perspective.

3. How I do it - Synchromysticism - COMPARING… SYMBOLS… TO… EACH… OTHER…

Mythology, Alternative History, Friendly Secret Societies, Alien Technology, Structural Hierarchy, Pop Culture and Metaphysics all share common symbolic components: Words, Letters, Numbers, Lines, Color, Complex patterns… Music Notes, Chords, and Rhythms are no less an intimate part of this symbol set. Can ideas of harmonious balance between these symbolic components of the whole be separated from theories of Musical Harmony? Of course not…

Finally, I welcome all synchronauts and metaphysicians to join in on this comparative music(k)ological research.

“”Now, make no mistake, any idiot can do ‘free association’ just as anyone can bang on the keys of the piano. But that’s a far cry from actually being able to make harmonious music out of it - be it musical instruments or conceptual associations/coincidences.” - http://www.Goroadachi.com

HOWMusic(k) at Quantumlodge.org/ezra

Pinback - Chaos Engine (short film video)

Pinback - Chaos Engine (Michael Murdock short film)

Chaos Engine... trying to bluff my way outta here.

Monday, December 22, 2008

The World according to Monsanto: Controlling our Food

The World according to Monsanto: Controlling our Food

And this here is a dutch report about Monsanto trying to patent pigs, no really. Btw Obama appointed Monsanto's buddy Tom Vilsack as his Secretary of Agriculture.

The Subs - Music Is The New Religion

The Subs - Music Is The New Religion

I am excited! About the house of... God!
God's gonna put a miracle in your house.

Interesting symbolism in the vid too. Belgian and sampled from the old school 'DHS: House of God', original lyrics here.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Rudolf Steiner

I'm reading An Outline of Occult Science by Rudolf Steiner, who was an Austrian philosopher, literary scholar, educator, artist, playwright, social thinker, and esotericist. He was the founder of Anthroposophy, Waldorf education, biodynamic agriculture, anthroposophical medicine, and the new artistic form of Eurythmy. He characterized anthroposophy as follows:
Anthroposophy is a path of knowledge, to guide the spiritual in the human being to the spiritual in the universe…. Anthroposophists are those who experience, as an essential need of life, certain questions on the nature of the human being and the universe, just as one experiences hunger and thirst.

Steiner advocated a form of ethical individualism, to which he later brought a more explicitly spiritual component. He derived his epistemology from Johann Wolfgang Goethe's world view, where “Thinking… is no more and no less an organ of perception than the eye or ear. Just as the eye perceives colours and the ear sounds, so thinking perceives ideas.”

From his decision to "go public" in 1899 until his death in 1925, Steiner articulated an ongoing stream of experiences that he claimed were of the spiritual world — experiences he said had touched him from an early age on. Steiner aimed to apply his training in mathematics, science, and philosophy to produce rigorous, verifiable presentations of those experiences.

Steiner believed that through freely chosen ethical disciplines and meditative training, anyone could develop the ability to experience the spiritual world, including the higher nature of oneself and others. Steiner believed that such discipline and training would help a person to become a more moral, creative and free individual - free in the sense of being capable of actions motivated solely by love.

This is an interesting chapter from An Outline of Occult Science: Sleep and death.

To truly know the world, look deeply within your own being; to truly know yourself, take real interest in the world.

“A healthy social life is found only, when in the mirror of each soul the whole community finds its reflection, and when in the whole community the virtue of each one is living”

“What is necessary to keep providing good care to nature has completely fallen into ignorance during the materialism era.”

“All of nature begins to whisper its secrets to us through its sounds. Sounds that were previously incomprehensible to our soul now become the meaningful language of nature.”

“The occultist sees in the man of today a being in the full swing of evolution. Man is at the same time a fallen God and a God in the becoming.”

“Materialism has cast man into such depths that a mighty concentration of forces is necessary to raise him again. He is subject to illnesses of the nervous system which are veritable epidemics of the life of the soul.”

“The occultist sees in the man of today a being in the full swing of evolution. Man is at the same time a fallen God and a God in the becoming.”

“May my soul bloom in love for all existence.”

“Knowledge of life in the astral world leads us to a conclusion of fundamental importance, namely that the physical world is the product of the astral world.”

Friendface (IT Crowd)

Friendface (IT Crowd)

Belgian Government collapses!

Not that there was much governing going on, it took them a record 194 days to form an unstable interim-government. But after Belgium's supreme court said it had found "significant signs" (but no hard evidence) that the government had tried to influence judges ruling on the bail-out and sale of bank and insurer Fortis, it was finally lights out for the poly-tic(ian)s.

Sigmund Freud on Words & Magic

"Words and magic were in the beginning one and the same thing, and even today words retain much of their magical power. By words one of us can give another the greatest happiness or bring about utter despair; by words the teacher imparts his knowledge to the student; by words the orator sweeps his audience with him and determines its judgments and decisions. Words call forth emotions and are universally the means by which we influence our fellow-creatures."
Sigmund Freud