Monday, February 23, 2009

Gorki - Ode an die Freude

Freude schöner Götterfunken. Tochter aus Elysium.
Wir betreten Feuertrunken. Himmlische dein Heiligtum.
Deine Zauber binden wieder was die Mode streng geteilt.
Alle Menschen werden Brüder wo dein sanfter Flügel weilt.

(lyrics by Friedrich Schiller)

Friedrich Schiller Quotes 2

O who knows what slumbers in the background of the times?

O the idea was childish, but divinely beautiful.

Great souls endure in silence.

An die Freude (Ode to Joy; or Hymn to Joy) (1785)
This poem is most famous as providing the inspiration for Ludwig van Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, and the lyrics to the choral portion of that work:
Joy, thou spark from Heav'n immortal,
Daughter of Elysium!
Drunk with fire, toward Heaven advancing
Goddess, to thy shrine we come.
Thy sweet magic brings together
What stern Custom spreads afar;
All men become brothers
Where thy happy wing-beats are.

It is through beauty that we arrive at freedom.

Nothing, it is true, is more common than for both Science and Art to pay homage to the spirit of the age, and for creative taste to accept the law of critical taste.

While the womanly god demands our veneration, the godlike woman kindles our love; but while we allow ourselves to melt in the celestial loveliness, the celestial self-sufficiency holds us back in awe.

The Greeks put us to shame not only by their simplicity, which is foreign to our age; they are at the same time our rivals, nay, frequently our models, in those very points of superiority from which we seek comfort when regretting the unnatural character of our manners. We see that remarkable people uniting at once fullness of form and fullness of substance, both philosophising and creating, both tender and energetic, uniting a youthful fancy to the virility of reason in a glorious humanity.

Man is made of ordinary things, and habit is his nurse.

There's no such thing as chance;
And what to us seems merest accident
Springs from the deepest source of destiny.

Time is man's angel.

They have founded the whole structure of their happiness on these very illusions, which ought to be combated and dissipated by the light of knowledge, and they would think they were paying too dearly for a truth which begins by robbing them of all that has value in their sight. It would be necessary that they should be already sages to love wisdom: a truth that was felt at once by him to whom philosophy owes its name.

Der Krieg ernährt den Krieg. (War nourishes war.)

In thy breast are the stars of thy fate.

The empire of Saturnus is gone by;
Lord of the secret birth of things is he;
Within the lap of earth, and in the depths
Of the imagination dominates;
And his are all things that eschew the light.
The time is o'er of brooding and contrivance,
For Jupiter, the lustrous, lordeth now,
And the dark work, complete of preparation,
He draws by force into the realm of light.
Now must we hasten on to action, ere
The scheme, and most auspicious positure
Parts o'er my head, and takes once more its flight,
For the heaven's journey still, and adjourn not.

The dictates of the heart are the voice of fate.

No cause has he to say his doom is harsh,
Who's made the master of his destiny.

Rarely do we arrive at the summit of truth without running into extremes; we have frequently to exhaust the part of error, and even of folly, before we work our way up to the noble goal of tranquil wisdom.

The universe is a thought of God. After this ideal thought-fabric passed out into reality, and the new-born world fulfilled the plan of its Creator—permit me to use this human simile—the first duty of all thinking beings has been to retrace the original design in this great reality; to find the principle in the mechanism, the unity in the compound, the law in the phenomenon, and to pass back from the structure to its primitive foundation. Accordingly to me there is only one appearance in nature—the thinking being.
The great compound called the world is only remarkable to me because it is present to shadow forth symbolically the manifold expressions of that being. All in me and out of me is only the hieroglyph of a power which is like to me. The laws of nature are the cyphers which the thinking mind adds on to make itself understandable to intelligence—the alphabet by means of which all spirits communicate with the most perfect Spirit and with one another. Harmony, truth, order, beauty, excellence, give me joy, because they transport me into the active state of their author, of their possessor, because they betray the presence of a rational and feeling Being, and let me perceive my relationship with that Being.

I speak with the Eternal through the instrument of nature, — through the world's history: I read the soul of the artist in his Apollo.

Each state of the human mind has some parable in the physical creation by which it is shadowed forth; nor is it only artists and poets, but even the most abstract thinkers that have drawn from this source. Lively activity we name fire; time is a stream that rolls on, sweeping all before it; eternity is a circle; a mystery is hid in midnight gloom, and truth dwells in the sun. Nay, I begin to believe that even the future destiny of the human race is prefigured in the dark oracular utterances of bodily creation.

Dare to err and to dream. Deep meaning often lies in childish plays.

Be noble minded! Our own heart, and not other men's opinions of us, forms our true honor.

Full of wisdom are the ordinations of fate.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Friedrich Schiller Quotes

Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller (10 November 1759 - 9 May 1805) was a German poet, historian, and dramatist, usually known as Friedrich Schiller. During the last few years of his life (1788–1805), Schiller struck up a productive, if complicated, friendship with already famous and influential Johann Wolfgang Goethe, with whom he greatly discussed issues concerning aesthetics, encouraging Goethe to finish works he left merely as sketches; this thereby gave way to a period now referred to as Weimar Classicism. They also worked together on Die Xenien (The Xenies), a collection of short but harshly satirical poems in which both Schiller and Goethe verbally attacked those persons they perceived to be enemies of their aesthetic agenda.

Some really awesome quotations, I'll post more of him in the future. Can't wait to get some of his works from my library. He also has an interesting freemasonic history, or not. Quotes:

Folly, thou conquerest, and I must yield!
Against stupidity the very gods
Themselves contend in vain. Exalted reason,
Resplendent daughter of the head divine,
Wise foundress of the system of the world,
Guide of the stars, who art thou then if thou,
Bound to the tail of folly's uncurbed steed,
Must, vainly shrieking with the drunken crowd,
Eyes open, plunge down headlong in the abyss.
Accursed, who striveth after noble ends,
And with deliberate wisdom forms his plans!
To the fool-king belongs the world.

I feel an army in my fist.

The voice of the majority is no proof of justice.

Deeper meaning resides in the fairy tales told to me in my childhood than in any truth that is taught in life.

It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and sons.

Live with your century but do not be its creature.

Did you think the lion was sleeping because he didn't roar?

To save all we must risk all.

What one refuses in a minute
No eternity will return.

Virtue is no empty echo.

Appearance should never attain reality,
And if nature conquers, then must art retire.

Pain is short, and joy is eternal.

I am better than my reputation.

Life is only error,
And death is knowledge.

What are hopes, what are plans?

The dignity of mankind is in your hands; protect it!
It sinks with you! With you it will ascend.

Threefold the stride of Time, from first to last!
Loitering slow, the Future creepeth —
Arrow-swift, the Present sweepeth —
And motionless forever stands the Past.

On the mountains there is freedom!
The world is perfect everywhere,
Save where man comes with his torment.

Only through Beauty's morning gate, dost thou enter the land of Knowledge.

Don't let your heart depend on things
That ornament life in a fleeting way!
He who possesses, let him learn to lose,
He who is fortunate, let him learn pain.

On the mountains there is freedom!
The world is perfect everywhere,
Save where man comes with his torment.

Ziggy Marley: Natural Mystic (Bob Marley Tribute)

Ziggy Marley: Natural Mystic (Bob Marley Tribute)

I'm gonna post a few songs related to the blog, but also ones I'm playing/learning on guitar. This is the version (there are so many) that most closely resembles the mp3 I had of Bob, which died in the first computer crash. RIP. (I will find it again!)

There's a natural mystic blowing through the air
If you listen carefully now you will hear
This could be the first trumpet, might as well be the last
Many more will have to suffer
Many more will have to die - don't ask me why

Things are not the way they used to be
I won't tell no lie
One and all have to face reality now
Though I've tried to find the answer to all the questions they ask
Though I know it's impossible to go livin' through the past
Don't tell no lie
There's a natural mystic blowing through the air
Ya can't keep us down
Listen carefully now you will hear

Friday, February 20, 2009

The Dedroidify Power Supply

The power supply of my backup pc just died too, just before a 10 day hard work period at my mom's to pay off some of my debt. Seeing the humor of it right now, things can only get better from here... Typed this on my Ipod Touch, last piece of working tech on which i can only type short posts. The good news is I have one draft (fixed!) I can schedule for tomorrow, lol. 2009... I hope my birthday on the 26th this thursday helps turn my luck around.

Lightning fast update: And it did even sooner, got my hands on a power supply near-instantly, installed it right away and to my amazement for the first time a power supply died I don't have to reinstall windows and everything is still operational, and this is like what, the sixth time this has happened to me in my long computer history. Let's hope this one lasts! Awesome! I have the Power!

update 2: Thank you Justin!

Mr. Spock Quotes

Mr. Spock, half human (mother), half vulcan (father). Spock did not originally have the logical manner that would be associated with the character, this instead being a trait of the character Number One (Majel Barrett) who was dropped in developing the second pilot, "Where No Man Has Gone Before" (1966). This episode presents a more fully-formed Spock, with his trademark logic. Nimoy liked the character's newly logical nature, observing that the character is "struggling to maintain a Vulcan attitude, a Vulcan philosophical posture and a Vulcan logic, opposing what was fighting him internally, which was human emotion."

So in other words, Spock has a fully functional circuit 3, which is more than you can say for half our planet.

"Nowhere am I so desperately needed as among a (Earth-)shipload of illogical humans."

"My guess (2nd circuit emotional) doctor, would be meaningless. I suggest we refrain from guessing and find some facts. (3rd circuit rational) Spock out."

Kirk: You didn't really think I was going to beat his head in, did you?
Spock: I thought you might.
Kirk: You're right.

Kirk: Well, Mr Spock, if we can't disguise you, we'll find some way of explaining you.
Spock: That should prove interesting... (later:)
Kirk: My friend is obviously Chinese. I see you've noticed the ears. They're... actually quite easy to explain.
Spock: Perhaps the unfortunate accident I had as a child...
Kirk: The unfortunate accident he had as a child, he caught his head in a mechanical ... rice picker.

Kirk: At times you seem quite human.
Spock: Captain, I don't think that insults are within your prerogative as my commanding officer.

"I have never understood the female capacity to avoid a direct answer to any question."

Kirk: Well, there it is - war. We didn't want it, but we've got it.
Spock: It is curious how often you humans manage to obtain that which you do not want.

"After a time, you may find that having is not so pleasing a thing, after all, as wanting. It is not logical, but it is often true."

"Judging by the pollution content of the atmosphere, I believe we have arrived at the late twentieth century."

Spock: To hunt a species to extinction is not logical.
Gillian: Whoever said the human race was logical?

"Are you sure it isn't time for a colourful metaphor?"

McCoy: I'll tell you one thing, Spock. You never cease to amaze me.
Spock: Nor I, myself.

"I am what I am, Leila, and if there are self-made purgatories, then we all have to live in them. Mine can be no worse than someone else's."

Gillian: Are you sure you won't change your mind?
Spock: Is there something wrong with the one I have?

Fascinating is a word I use for the unexpected. In this case, I should think "interesting" would suffice.

"What we require now is a feat of linguistic legerdemain and a degree of intrepidity."

"What you want is irrelevant, what you have chosen is at hand."

"Logic, logic, logic. Logic is the beginning of wisdom, Valeris, not the end."

Terence Mckenna - Hope

Terence Mckenna - Hope

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Use Your Head

"How could someone fight at his side? Darken Rahl wants to rule all, be master of them all. How could they fight for him?"
The wizard leaned against the rock and looked over the hills as if he saw more there than there was. His tone was full of sorrow. "Because Richard, lots of people need to be ruled to be able to live. In their selfishness and greed, they see free people as their oppressors. They want a leader that will cut the bigger plants so the sun will reach them. They feel no plant can become bigger than the smallest one, so all plants get light. They'd rather receive a guiding light, no matter the fuel, than to light a candle themselves."
Some think that when Rahl wins he will smile at them and they will be rewarded, and so to win his favor they are as ruthless as him. Some are simply blind for the truth and fight for the lies they hear. And some notice, when that guiding light is burning, that they are chained, and then it's too late." Zedd stroked his sleeves smooth alongside his arms and sighed. "There have always been wars, Richard. Every war is a murderous battle between enemies. And yet no army ever went to the battlefield with the idea that the Creator had chosen the side of their enemy."
Richard shook his head. "It makes no sense."
"I'm quite certain Rahl's followers think us to be monsters, capable of anything. They will hear endless stories about the ruthless cruelty of their enemy. I'm sure that none of them knows much about Darken Rahl, except what has been told to them by Darken Rahl himself."
The wizard frowned, his intelligent eyes sharp. "Maybe it's a twisted display of logic, but that doesn't make it less threatening or lethal. Rahl's followers only have to crush us, they need not understand anything else. But if you want to win, against a stronger enemy, you will have to use your head."

Excerpt from Terry Goodkind's Sword of Truth: Wizard's first rule. Translated from dutch.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Perception is Everything

Zedd led them to the edge of the grass. They walked between the long shadows of the trees to the place where two little thorns grew, one as thick as Richard's fist, the other as thin as Kahlan's.
He turned to Richard. "Draw the Sword." The special, ringing, metal noise filled the late noon air when he drew it. Zedd leaned further forwards. "Now I will show you the most important aspect of the sword, but to do that you have to give up your position as Seeker for a short while and allow me to name Kahlan the Seeker."
Kahlan looked suspiciously at Zedd: "I don't want to be a Seeker."
"Only for this demonstration, my dear." He gestured Richard to give her the sword. She hesitated before she took it with both hands. The weight was unbearable and she lowered the tip on the grass. Zedd waved his hands above her head: "Kahlan Amnell, I name you the Seeker." She kept her eyes on him with the same suspicious look. Zedd put his finger under her chin and lifted her head. His eyes were wild. He brought his face closer to hers and spoke with soft voice.
"When I left the Midland with this sword, Darken Rahl put these two trees here with his magic. To mark me, to be able to come and get me when he chooses to. The same Darken Rahl that had your sister killed." Her expression became darker. "The same Darken Rahl that is following you, to kill you like he did Dennee." Hate was rising in her eyes. She clenched her teeth so the muscles in her strong jaw became visible. The Sword of Truth rose from the ground. Zedd went to stand behind her. "This tree is his. You have to stop him."
The sword flashed through the autumn air with a speed and power that Richard barely held possible. A loud cracking sound went through bigger tree, as if a thousand branches broke at once. Splinters flew everywhere. The tree seemed to be momentarily suspended in air, and then fell with a boom (boom, flemish/dutch for tree ;p) next to what was left of it in the ground.
Richard knew he would have needed at least ten good axe strikes to do the same.
Zedd let the sword glide out of Kahlans hands. She sank to her knees, and put her hands in front of her face. Immediately Richard squatted next to her to support her.
"Kahlan, what's the matter?"
"I'm ok." She put a hand on his shoulder and he helped her up. Her face was pale, but she tried to smile anyway. "But I distance myself from my position as Seeker."
Richard turned to the wizard. "Zedd, what is this for nonsense? Darken Rahl didn't put that tree there. I've seen you water those trees and care for them. If you'd put a knife to my throat, I would say that you planted them to remember your wife and daughter."
Zedd smiled only mildly. "Very good, Richard. Here is your sword. Now you are the Seeker again. Now you cut down the small tree, my boy, and I will explain."
Frustrated Richard took the sword in both hands; he felt the anger surge through him again. He directed the sword with a powerful swing up towards the remaining tree. The tip of the sword cut through the air whistling. Just before the sword hit the tree, it suddenly stopped, as if the air around it had become too thick to let it through. Richard stepped back amazed. He looked at the sword and tried again. Once more the sword stopped. The tree wasn't hit. He looked at Zedd in a fury who was grinning with folded arms.
Richard put the sword away. "Ok, what's going on."
Zedd innocently raised his eyebrows. "Have you se how easily Kahlan cut through the big gtree?" Richard frowned. Zedd smiled. "He could have been made of iron. The sword would have gone through it just as easily. You are stronger than Kahlan and you couldn't even scratch the little tree."
"Yes, Zedd, I noticed that."
Zedd's forehead wrinkled as if he was amazed. "And how is that, do you think?"
Richard's frustration melted away. This was the way in which Zedd always taught him, by letting him give the answer himself. "I would say that it had something to do with the intention. She thought the tree was evil, I didn't."
Zedd stuck a bony finger in the air. "Very good, my boy!"
Kahlan reacted nervously. "Zedd, I don't get it. I destroyed the tree, but it wasn't evil. It was innocent."
"That, my dear, is what this demonstration is about. Reality is not relevant. Perception is everything. If you think it is the enemy you can destroy it, wether true or not. The magic interprets only your perception. It will not harm someone you deem innocent, but it will destroy everyone you see as an enemy, within limits. Only what you believe is the determining factor, and not if those beliefs are true.
Richard was somewhat overwhelmed. "That doesn't leave any room for mistakes. What happens if you're not sure?" Zedd lifted an eyebrow. "I'd better be sure, my boy, otherwise you could get a heap of troubles. The magic could read things from your mind where you are not even conscious of. It could be dual. You could kill a friend, or not kill an enemy.

Excerpt from Terry Goodkind's The Sword of Truth 1: Wizard's First Rule.

Thursday, February 12, 2009


My car and pc are being repaired, which will set me back over 600 euros, which I don't have. Good thing it's my b-day this month! ;p Come on 2009, get yourself together. Don't know yet when I'll be operational again.

Update: PC is fubar, dunno when I'll be able to afford a new one (lol!). I have internet and an old AMD K6 which is barely keeping together, along with an even older win98 computer lol. So I'll be able to post a little. I have a job interview at a helicopter company monday, so send me some positive vibes please!

The Truth about Tom Bombadil and other Tolkien Crackpot Theories

At last, the mystery of Tom Bombadil's identity has been solved.


Tom Bombadil and the Witch-king of Angmar are the same person
(click to read on).

More Tolkien Crackpot Theories.

DMT Contraindication

Pachelbel Rant by Rob Paravonian

Pachelbel Rant by Rob Paravonian

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

How To: Recognize A Liar’s Body Language

From Healthbolt:

Really good liars are everywhere, but they can’t control what they don’t know they’re doing. Here’s some stuff that most people will automatically do when weaving a yarn.

  1. If the liar actually believes they are lying, and that it is wrong, then watch for negative self evaluation gestures. These are usually touching of the nose or ears. Yes it sounds silly. Yes, we almost all do it. No, we don’t realize it.
  2. Eye contact almost always weakens during the actually telling of the lie. Except if someone’s doing that “look in my eyes and tell me” thing. In which case eye contact is mandatory.
  3. Most liars tell lies “palms down”. It’s a subconscious move that is defensive and deceptive. Showing someone your palms makes you feel vulnerable.
  4. Most liars are also slouchers. Our backs naturally straighten when we are proud and confident. Liars faking confidence, are rarely either.
  5. Humans eyes generally move up and to left if their brain is doing visual or audio construction. They will generally move to the upper right when doing recall. Just remember: Liars go Left, the Righteous go Right. (Remember the Visual Remembered and Visual Constructed Eye Movements from NLP Eye Accessing Cues post, though you have to know beforehand which side is which as it can be different, for instance in left and right handed people but other factors too)

None of these mannerisms on their own is a solid lock. But if you get someone presenting 3 or 4 of them, they’re selling you something you shouldn’t be buying.

Never take your assumptions for absolute truth!

Terminator VS Robocop

Terminator VS Robocop

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Milton Erickson in Action

Milton Erickson: Hypnosis Interview Demonstration

Aimless Wandering - Chuang Tzu's Chaos Linguistics

"The bait is the means to get the fish where you want it, catch the fish and you forget the bait. The snare is the means to get the rabbit where you want it, catch the rabbit and you forget the snare. Words are the means to get the idea where you want it, catch on to the idea and you forget about the words. Where shall I find a man who forgets about words, and have a word with him?"
Aimless Wandering - Chuang Tzu's Chaos Linguistics
by Peter Lamborn Wilson

Monday, February 9, 2009

Internet down till the end of the week

ISP's fault, sorry folks! I've managed to schedule some posts here and there to ease the dedroidify withdrawel.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Richard Hoagland: The Hyper-Dimensional Election of Barack Obama and 2012

Richard Hoagland: The Hyper-Dimensional Election of Barack Obama and 2012 part 1 & part 2

A must see lecture I just had to post to share with as many as possible. Inspirational, watch it till the end and you'll realize the plot line of the new Battlestar Galactica just got double interesting, and the plot line of our reality even more than that! Courage and Fear!

From the vid info: Based on Hyperdimensional Physics, Hoagland successfully predicted the historic results of this election almost two years ago! In this production, based on further application of this HD Model, Hoagland now presents never-before-seen clues to what America and the world may expect from this incoming, unique "Hyperdimensional Obama Administration" including, what Barack Obama may finally do with NASA's decades of classified data on intelligent artifacts discovered on the Moon and Mars, as well as what could be in store for all of us at the end of Obama's first term in 2012.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

What to do!

I just wanna thank everyone for their support, had no idea so many people appreciated the blog now, wonder how it'll be in another year! So as it'd be really stupid to stop posting for a long time and possibly lose a lot of ya I'll really do my best to be back sporadically next week. Which should be enough time to finish the pro NLP site too.

Meanwhile what can ya do?
Well there's, (video google the broken links), recommended vids, in the sidebar: the random best-of-dedroidifyblog-posts button & random button, the rss feeds, the stumbleupon blog, the YouTube Channels and playlists, the blog labels (see bottom right side bar) like books or video, the collective unconscious dedroidify blog archives, and the many links, some of my favorite sites are: Relaxed Focus, HowMusic(k) 2, TechnOccult, Magnetic Centre, Erocx1,, Radical Change Group, TekGnostics, and of course the Synchromystics! And one of my new favorites, one of my buddies who started his own blog with some awesome posts already, I introduce to you AlienPunk!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Dedroidify is Dead (for a while)

I need to spend my time more productively in finding a mindnumbing desk job since "following your bliss" seems to be more than a little overrated, so I have no idea when I'll start posting again (maybe later this month). Thanks to all 3 people who tried to help out. The NLP training therapy offer still stands (website coming). Over and out, droids.

ps: Thanks a lot to Ian for the donation! It's a great help. Check out his awesome blog Reclusland.

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Anthony de Mello - Awareness

Anthony de Mello - Awareness pt. 1 and the rest


Once upon a time there were two monks who had lived together for 40 years and never had a squabble. Not even once. One day, one monk said to the other: "Don't you think it's about time we had a squabble, even if it's just once?"
"Sure," replied the other monk. "Let's get started right away. About what shall we squabble?"
"About this piece of bread perhaps?" the first monk offered.
"Ok, let's have a squabble over this bread. How are we going to go about this?" Asked the other again.
"This bread is mine, and mine alone," said the first monk.
"Oh yeah? Well you can keep it," said the second monk.

From Anthony de Mello: The way of Silence

Friday, January 30, 2009

Richard Bandler: 30 years of NLP

"I don't have patients, I have students, so far I haven't found anybody that's mentally ill. Been looking seriously for 35 years I haven't met anybody who's mentally ill, met a lot of people that are very stupid. Especially when I went to Washington DC, place is filled with 'em."

"A lot of people have accused me of being a Guru, I'm just not that fucking sociable. Excuse me. I go off and do stuff by myself and I report back, that's the way I do things. Lots of people wanna follow me but they discover that's really difficult to do."

"How do you deal with habits, you use the truth! That's how you do it. How do you get people to change, you tell them the truth, and then you give them only the alternative of remaining the same and going into unbelievable pain and discomfort. For example: You can keep your bad habit, but I always add 4 or 5 more with it, you wanna keep smoking? That's fine but you're gonna be impotent until you quit, you'd be surprised how many guys change the habit right away. Huhuhuh."

"They brought me into this mental hospital, this guy was into one of the dayrooms. He was walking around, acting pretty weird. But of course they gave him bad drugs to start with. If you want people to be sane don't give them bad drugs, Thorazine is never gonna help anybody to get a firmer handle on reality, it's not gonna teach you to be happy, it's an anti-happy drug. Elleville(?), takes all the highs and all the lows away...
If you want people to be happy, you get the drugs out of their system and give them something to be happy about. The first thing they have to do is to practice. Most of every single day, this is what I found out, all these years and all these clients I found out everybody's practicing everyday to see how bad they can feel."
Richard Bandler
Finally a download of good video and audio quality of Richard Bandler (after a few years of terrible barely incomprehensible uploads!). Thanks Mani!

Chances of an "Athiest" believing in God

From the lol-comments on MyConfinedSpace (original post here):
"I believe in God but I believe he’s an asshole." sutenvulf
What do atheists scream when they come?” Bill Hicks.


Once there was a woman of who was told she had visions of God. She went to the bishop to ask for advice. "Maybe you are only imagining it," he told her. "You have to understand that only me, as bishop of the bishopric, can determine if your visions are real, or fake.
"Yes, monseigneur."
"That is namely one of my responsibilities and duties."
"Of course, monseigneur."
"So you have to do as I say."
"I certainly will, monseigneur."
"All right then, listen. The next time God appears to you, as he has according to you done before, you have to perform a test wherefrom I can determine if it really was God.
"Agreed, monseigneur. And what kind of test?"
"Ask then from God: "Would you please tell me what sins the bishop has in secret?" If it really is God that appears to you, he will definitely tell you my sins. Then come to me and tell me, but nobody else, which those are."
"I will, monseigneur."
A month later the woman schedules another appointment with the bishop. "And, did God appear to you again?" he asked her.
"I believe so, monseigneur."
"And what did God say?"
"God said: "Tell the bishop I've already forgiven his sins."

From Anthony de Mello: The way of Silence

Nasadiya, Rig Veda Book 10, Hymn 129.

1. At first there was nothing
neither existence
nor non existence
space was not yet
and nothing beyond

What was hidden?
By whom?

Was there water
impenetrable and deep?

2. Death did not exist
nor deathlessness
no sign as yet
of night or day

only the One
self impelled
breathing without breath

nothing else.

3. At first
darkness wrapped around darkness
all was shoreless water,

The One, hidden by the void
in fiery heat

4. Passion arose
the seed of mind.

Seers, searching
the wisdom
in their hearts
discovered the bond
with being

5. A ray of light
spread out
what was above
what below?

There were seed bearers
mighty forces
thrust out
moving far beyond

6. Who truly knows?
Who can say?

Where was it born?
How did it come forth?

The gods came later

who knows how this creation
came into being?

7. That source from where
creation came
did it hold or not?

Only the one
who presides over
the highest space knows

He surely knows
or can it be
that he does not know?

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Sword of Truth: Legend of the Seeker

The Sword of Truth is a series of eleven epic fantasy novels written by Terry Goodkind. The books follow the protagonists Richard Cypher, Kahlan Amnell and Zeddicus Zu'l Zorander on their quest to defeat oppressors who seek to control the world and those who wish to unleash evil upon the world of the living. Legend of the Seeker is a live-action weekly television series based on The Sword of Truth novels.

This is a great show, the best fantasy series I've ever seen I think compared to the crap out there. It actually got criticized because it was not as "fun" as Hercules or Xena, I guess I'm not as braindead as anyone who could even watch these retarded shows, let alone call them fun. I nearly had a heart attack when I found out Sam Raimi is partly responsible for all these shows. The show uses 300-style slow-mo action that works really well, and is storywise way better than anything I've seen on a weekly basis, being based on the novels.
This is gonna be a basic post cause in the first minute spent on wikipedia I had a major spoiler explode in my face, damn you demons who update this wikihell of spoilers! Whatever happened to spoiler alert, not necessary on the most popular encyclopedia of the world? Call me the Seeker, of Spoiler Alerts!

The main character is a young man named Richard Cypher (seen here, cutting flying apples courtesy of Zedd, like Luke Skywalker in the Millenium Falcon), a Westland woods guide whose simple life is forever changed after he becomes the Seeker of Truth, fulfilling the prophecy of saving the world.

Richard Cypher, Cypher: a message written in a secret code (can be a good or bad msg, in the matrix, it's bad hehe), an obscure woods guide who would never amount to anything. In other words, obscure li'l you. Anyone can be the Seeker and take up the Hero's Journey. A sort of alchemical metaphorical story for the path of any real Seeker. Check out the Radical Myth podcasts at Radical Change Group.
This is more from the books than the series:
Richard learned to channel his rage using the Sword of Truth, given to him by the wizard Zedd. The Sword of Truth channels Richard's anger into great strength and power, but he can only use the blade to harm those he believes to be truly evil. He also learns to channel love into the Sword. When he does, he can kill anyone, innocent or not - he hates that fact more than the anger.
The Sword of Truth, a great metaphor for "Reason". So Reason can channel Anger into great strength and motivation. And basically the Sword of the good guys is only used in defense. A more interesting metaphor is that we may hurt who we believe we don't like, but usually end up hurting the ones we love much more, so tread wisely on life's path Seeker.

Westland is separated from the Midlands by a magical boundary, which was created to prevent any magic from entering Westland (Also see Merlin). But of course, the Seeker can cross it, somehow, someway along with his accompagnying magic. Representing any barrier a Seeker may have, barriers are temporary no matter how they seem, repeat after me Seeker "barriers are temporary."

Meet Zedd, the wizard. In the character description on Wikipedia: He rarely panics and always looks ahead to what has to be done. That's not a description of a wizard, it's a description of a sane person who isn't brainwashed and programmed to be an idiot. Consolidating the Hero's Journey, a Truth Seeker/Wizard doesn't panic and always looks ahead to what has to be done.

Zedd: "Young people! Everything is black and white, either or!" (Catmas!)

Zedd: Where there is no way, the Seeker will find a path! Lesson number four.
Richard: You said the last one was number four.
Zedd: Number five then!
Richard: ... Are you just making these up?

Meet Kahlan Amnell, a Confessor, she has a gift for knowing and reading people and realizing why they do what they do even if the person himself does not know why. Confessors are a sisterhood that take care of disputes in any village, she listens to both sides who may not lie to a confessor, and then the confessor decides what will be done and that's final. A confessor can also touch anyone and use their power to permanently obliterate the free will of a victim and replacing it with love and subservience to the confessor until either one dies. The power is always present and the confessor has to hold it in at all times. A rather harsh way of good getting rid of evil in the world, maybe a metaphor for any movement trying to rid the world of their perceived evil by their own wrongdoing.

Darken Rahl (Dark Ra? Black Sun? See Secret Sun today: Dark Sun Rising) is the emperor of D'Hara. He is an evil tyrant who wants to capture the Midlands and Westland into his empire by enslaving the people living there. While he has at his disposal wizards and legions of soldiers to help him achieve his goal, he seeks the Book of Counted Shadows, which will give him ultimate power. (A silly spell book? ;p The Wicca 'bible' is called the Book of Shadows) Rahl is aware of the prophecy of the Seeker and has ordered his minions to kill him.

So any obscure person from the most unlikely upbringing, can take up the role of a Seeker, through synchronicity find a few Wizards to learn from (but don't confuse a wizard with a salesman...), be honest (confessor) and face the darkness and lies (Darken Rahl) to find the Truth. See Joseph Campbell's work for more on the Hero's Journey, like the Hero with a Thousand Faces. Check out the Radical Myth podcasts at Radical Change Group. Journey well on your own path Seeker!

G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra

The Crown Chakra risen Kundalini Cobra Symbol, "but they're the bad guys?" Hey it was the eighties & Hasbro may be 'evil', I mean the good guys are the American army ;p. "He'll fight for freedom wherever there's trouble. A real American HZero. GI Joke's purpose, to fight COBRA, a ruthless terrorist organization determined to rule the world." And make the military industrial complex a lot of money hehe. No propaganda machine got me so much cool toys though. I came home one birthday and got this crazy shit:
Still freaking awesome.

Upcoming movie (looking terrible) is called the Rise of Cobra. In the movie Cobra Commander is an arms dealer, kinda harsh isn't it, an elite army unit fights an arms dealer with his own terrorists. While in reality, a crapload of (false flag?) terrorist arms are made in and sold by the US and other western countries. Btw, it's no longer the Real American Hero, cause now the Joes are based in Brussels, what a shithole! (It's our capitol). GI Joe: The Rise of the Kundalini Cobra, behold: Snake Eyes. Played by Ray Park, aka Toad or Darth Maul.
I-Ching hexagram on Snake Eyes' shoulder is 63, or 666. Meaning “after completion” or “already completed”. But that is only the beginning. The rest, even though it's not often translated well, means “at the end, disorder.”

The General Meaning
Kî Žî intimates progress and success in small matters. There will be advantage in being firm and correct. There has been good fortune in the beginning; there may be disorder in the end. The transition from confusion to order is completed, and everything is in its proper place even in particulars. The strong lines are in the strong places, the weak lines in the weak places. This is a very favorable outlook, yet it gives reason for thought. For it is just when perfect equilibrium has been reached that any movement may cause order to revert to disorder.

Explanation of the separate lines
1. The first NINE, undivided, (shows its subject as a driver) who drags back his wheel, (or as a fox) which has wet his tail. There will be no error.
2. The second SIX, divided, (shows its subject as) a wife who has lost her (carriage-)screen. There is no occasion to go in pursuit of it. In seven days she will find it.
3. The third NINE, undivided, (suggests the case of) Kâo Žung, who attacked the Demon region, but was three years in subduing it. Small men should not be employed (in such enterprises).
4. The fourth SIX, divided, shows its subject with rags provided against any leak (in his boat), and on his guard all day long.
5. The fifth NINE, undivided, shows its subject (as) the neighbour in the east who slaughters an ox (for his sacrifice); but this is not equal to the (small) spring sacrifice of the neighbour in the west, whose sincerity receives the blessing.
6. The topmost SIX, divided, shows its subject with (even) his head immersed. The position is perilous. More. Thanks to tommy in comments!
Why are there 3 pics of Snake Eyes and none of Storm Shadow?
Because Storm Shadow needs new pyjamas is why.

Check out Dr. Who AKA Destro in front of a MARS Stargate.
Seriously, all they had to do was put metal on the head. Too much to ask?

Rachel Nichols, the Scarlet(t) Woman.

Sienna Miller, the Baroness, stargate.
(One of the good guys is called 'Duke', tss)

Cobra Commander and the Crown Chakra risen Kundalini
No need to freak out, I'm not linking Cobra Commander to Buddha
and find it kinda unfathomable that the creators of GI Joe managed to.
Though the sync-nificance can be as far as it can be close, no need to link directly.
Cobra Commander
Serpentor, a later introduction to replace Cobra Commander.

Naga, the cobra, is a symbol of kundalini power, cosmic energy coiled and slumbering within man. It inspires seekers to overcome misdeeds and suffering (to become conscious and aware and overcome old programming) by lifting the serpent power up the spine into God Realization. Aum.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Mind & Perception Quotes

"I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life's realities."
Dr. Seuss

"As we've noted language is a very strong force binding us to our cultured perceptions of reality, dominating the internal landscape of mind, so much so that it can become an obstacle to the goals of the metaprogrammer. Logic and rationality, it seems, serve more to re-enforce our conditioned beliefs than allow us to bypass them and change their foundations."

"The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far. The sciences, each straining in its own direction, have hitherto harmed us little; but some day the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality, and of our frightful position therein, that we shall either go mad from the revelation or flee from the light into the peace and safety of a new dark age."
H.P. Lovecraft

"We do not have to visit a madhouse to find disordered minds, our planet is the mental institution of the universe."
Friedrich Nietzsche

"Nothing pains some people more than having to think."
Martin Luther King, Jr

"You might call it existencial crisis, I simply call it the bravery of emptyness."
Kashmir - Surfing the Warm Industry

"A fanatic is a man who consciously over compensates a secret doubt." (or a fanatic girl, see Saved, I catched a part of it on cable, by accident! ;p)
Aldous Huxley

"People are afraid, very much afraid of those who know themselves. They have a certain power, a certain aura and a certain magnetism, a charisma that can take out alive, young people from the traditional imprisonment. The awakened man cannot be enslaved - that is the difficulty - and he cannot be imprisoned. Every genius who has known something of the inner is bound to be a little difficult to be absorbed; he is going to be an upsetting force. The masses don't want to be disturbed, even though they may be in misery; they are in misery, but they are accustomed to the misery. And anybody who is not miserable looks like a stranger. The awakened man is the greatest stranger in the world; he does not seem to belong to anybody. No organization confines him, no community, no society, no nation."
Osho The Zen Manifesto: Freedom from Oneself Chapter 9

"Given the fact that there are these 20% of highly suggestible people, it becomes quite clear that this is a matter of enormous political importance, for example, any demagogue who is able to get hold of a large number of these 20% of suggestible people and to organize them is really in a position to overthrow any government in any country."
Aldous Huxley. March 20, 1962 Berkeley (haha, 20%, that's rich)

"He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe."
Marcus Aurelius

"Whether drugs lead to illumination or degradation depends on the spirit in which one takes them."
George Andrews

"Cut off from the world by our own despair."
Douglas P., Death in June

"Single-mindedness is all very well in cows or baboons; in an animal claiming to belong to the same species as Shakespeare it is simply disgraceful."
Aldous Huxley

"One may say that evil does not exist for Subjective man at all, that there exist only different conceptions of good. Nobody ever does anything deliberately in the interests of evil, for the sake of evil. Everybody acts in the interests of good, as he understands it. But everybody understands it in a different way. Consequently men drown, slay, and kill one another in the interests of good".
G.I. Gurdjieff

Picture sources have been linked, found in random google image searches.

Bedtime Stories, Belief Systems and the 'Annoying Entities'

A hotel handyman's (Sandler) life changes when the lavish bedtime stories he tells his niece and nephew start to magically come true.
"Your fun is only limited by your imagination."
Marty Bronson

"[during the gumball shower] This... is... spooky."
Skeeter Bronson

I saw this with one eye. I didn't like the movie really, though I have to admit often I just can't help myself and when watching a movie I just get bored quickly and pick up the guitar, now that I see the trailer again I didn't even know the Bedtime Stories came true. I guess the music got more attention! Ok so I saw it with one half eye, hehe. Anyway that doesn't stop me from doing an interesting post on it.
Bedtime Stories has the same abbreviation as Belief System. If we 'upgrade' our Belief System or Reality Tunnel with the concept of synchronicity for instance we will obviously be experiencing more synchronicities, meaningful subjective coincidences, not only cause of the concept of confirmation bias, the tendency to search for or interpret new information in a way that confirms one's preconceptions and avoids information and interpretations which contradict prior beliefs. But also cause well, reality is weird I guess. I don't pretend to understand how or why this happens, simple consciousness before matter? But it's a lot of fun! More fun than seeing reality as a meaningless machine in my opinion. Gumballs don't fall out of the sky necessarily, but things can get hilariously interesting and weird. This 23 enigma vid illustrates synchronicity nicely.

The Belief System goes both ways, it both has the capability to enhance as well as limit our lives by what we include into it (mostly unconsciously). One way to overcome limitations, is using catmas, relative meta-opinions of which multiple even contradicting ones can be held in one's consciousness at a time, instead of dogmas... regular beliefs, which are emotionally and territorially defended, not rationally.

A part of Bedtime Stories, is we used to be teased as kids by grownups, that at midnight the ghosts come out. I don't recommend doing this with kids personally, it's not too beneficial for Circuit 1 & 2 imprinting.

Yesterday I went to a buddy's house. His girl said she had been experiencing really weird things, she had contacted people on a forum who had gotten her all riled up. She said she felt pains, her cellphone acted weird, her dog and cats acted weird, she felt temperature changes. These are obviously common "ghost symptoms" that are told and probably were told to her on that forum. Funny that these people think they were helping her, by laying incredible amounts of B.S. on her.
She asked me what I thought and I give my "I believe nothing but explore it all", I told her about confirmation bias, mental projection, and that she most likely has nothing to worry about, and should be careful what she reads online as there are so many charlatans and people whose belief systems have gotten ahead of them. So she shows us a movie in her car that she filmed when feeling weird things in her neck. We watched her movie and holy freaking superlatives it really looked like a terrifying entity biting in her neck from behind her seat 3 times in a row, sticking around the third time for a longer bite.
My buddy asked her to send it to his cell, mean while regardless of what is going on and to make sure this stuff is done with, I teach her a grounding and shielding visualisation exercise, along with the deep breathing I posted about earlier, and letting her anchor it pressing her thumb and index finger together. So anytime she uses it, all she has to do is do the hand motion, and she knows she's safe, no matter what is really going on.
I was really kinda startled, the movie was pretty impressive and freaky. "Okaay... that's interesting" I said, "heh, I thought this stuff was nonsense but may be there's something to it after all, still I believe nothing." At the least, the girl had been understood so she could feel a little better and now had a simple technique to relax again. My buddy upped the video from the cell to his computer and through the tv-out we watched the video on the tv. It was... the girl's hair. Haha, incredible how confirmation bias can color something so profoundly.
"'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." (that goes for hearing, feeling, etc too)
Robert Anton Wilson
I said, "haha, AWESOME!", my buddy laughed along "yeah?" he said, I said "yeah man, geez the opposite would have been f'd up" ;p She, and her favorite movies are scary ones btw, wanted to find another video. Then the dog started whining in the bedroom, she said "see, when there's something up he always acts up too." So she got him out and he was whining from the room, to the couch, and from the couch, to the floor again. Though he hasn't been in optimal health for a some time.
But then... we were startled from hearing three loud noises on the window, "what the hell's going on now!", but we quickly realized it was a buddy taking the way around the house as often happens, but not so much in winter. He came in, drunk with a colleague we hadn't met before, also drunk. There were the annoying entities lol!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Newsance... I call it... *update 28/1

First of all my condoleances to the victims of this atrocity in Belgium which has everybody here obviously shocked. I'm sure most have read or heard already, if not, just read on. The media, released and still is releasing many conflicting reports on it (even worse in international media) on the one hand I wonder how this is even possible with such a sensitive case, on the other hand, big news and emotions running wild, I don't know. The international media acted even dumber, can you blame translation errors for the most erroneous reports? I don't know. Notably the sensationalist English papers who threw sensitivity entirely out the window on more than one occasion.
To clarify let's sum up the latest version, which is still largely unconfirmed & might change:
The entire country is shook up by a horrible triple murder that took place yesterday morning. A 20 year old guy, Kim De Gelder (anagram: Ledger), media tagline: "a loner"..., face not painted white, eyes not blackened but just very pale and tired eyes (reports of this may have changed again! latest I heard: he didn't have make up on... but had it in its backpack, eh?! ;p), with ginger hair... killed 2 babies under 1 year old and a nursery attendent and wounded tens of other babies and toddlers, most of which are out of intensive care today. His motives still aren't clear, he is still not cooperating.
He got in through security of the Fairytales crèche in Dendermonde with the excuse that he wanted to ask something. He stormed up the stairs, went straight to the baby ward where he swung his knife around, cutting mostly in the head and throat areas... then went to the toddlers and did the same.
He threw away his knife near the scene and escaped by bicycle. Police mobilized even with helicopters and captured him a few kilometers further in Lebbeke (quite a feat if you know Belgian law enforcement's track record). According to an eye witness of the arrest: "They pulled him off his bike, there was a short struggle/no resistance and police pulled down his pants so he couldn't run away. They pulled up his shirt and he was wearing a bulletproof vest. In his bag a change of clothes, fake gun, another knife and an axe were visible." Two more knives were found at the scene of the crime.
During questioning, he was not cooperative the entire first day as well as today. He gave up at least 5 different names, repeated over and over again he did not know his real name. He was also laughing, constantly. He is still not cooperating. He had a job in a departement store, in the warehouse. Former collegues say he was a quiet guy, or was laughing, or was talking about his preference for strange movies. He quit his job two weeks ago.
His identity has been confirmed but not released. It's been said initially that the individual has no known psychiatric history (weird I said at first, and indeed, latest update: He was in depressions in high school and his folks tried to have him committed 2 years ago at age 18 cause he never spoke the psychologists and psychiatrists at the time didn't think it necessary, he was on ANTIDEPRESSIVES, wouldn't ya know it.) and did not have a crime record. He was also sober during the atrocity.
He had a note with him, with 3 (latest report: 2) other addresses which illustrated some preparation was done (along with the bulletproof vest). One was confirmed to be the Sunshine crèche. He had also written on the note that he planned to kill 75 people. His house has been searched and his computer confiscated.
The rescue workers were in tears, some of their own children at the scene, and had to switch to automatic pilot to even be able to help the many victims.
One eye witness who saw him flee on his bike was irritably smiling when talking on camera, I know some people smile when nervous but still, very wrong. He said "the eyes were blackened and dirty ginger hair."
Another witness who lived behind the crèche, but from quite a distance thought he saw the kids playing tag with the killer... and saw him ride his bike away in pure calmness.
30.000 people on facebook clicked their mouse to express their sympathy... On newspaper sites, the emotional reactions went in all directions, I stopped reading after five of them, not like I was expecting anything sensible there...
When I saw the image of "Lady Justice" in the background on a huge screen on flemish channel VTM, the thought came up - that along with other crimes for instance in Norway yesterday where a policeman shot his former girlfriend (who was according to initial reports a student teacher) and her new lover dead and then killed himself... on the parking lot of a school - the balance had to be tipped from all the hope of the last days...
There are some obvious MK hints, though also counter arguments and I'm not a fan of confirmation bias. Lots of Ledger resonance with the name being an anagram, and the media hyping the Joker connections, the supposed did he or did he not wear white makeup (and why does the police now report there was some in his backpack but not on his face?!). etc. Many questions remain and I'll believe nothing until more is clear and yet after that, remember labels here are possible labels. Links: The Copycat Effect, Through the Looking Glass, Pseudoccult media and Elluminati.

In other newsance, Obama supports warrantless wiretapping. Boo. Finally back to normalcy...
Israel has admitted the use of white phosphorus during the Palestinian massacre, after denying despite photographic and video evidence. Nearly 1,300 Palestinians, the majority being civilians, died and nearly 500 were injured during the three-week offensive. Israel says that 13 of their soldiers were also killed. 13, 1300, do the math. There were protests today against the BBC because they won't air a commercial to financially support the victims in Gaza.