Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Web Randomness








Thanks to Relaxed Focus for most of these.

Illuminatus! Excerpt: APPENDIX ZAIN: PROPERTY AND PRIVILEGE

Property is theft 
—P. J. PROUDHON 
Property is liberty. 
—P. J. PROUDHON 
Property is impossible. 
—P. J. PROUDHON 
Consistency is the hobgoblin of small minds. 
—RALPH WALDO EMERSON 
  
Proudhon, by piling up his contradictions this way, was not merely being French; he was trying to
indicate that the abstraction "property" covers a variety of phenomena, some pernicious and some
beneficial. Let us borrow a device from the semanticists and examine his triad with subscripts
attached for maximum clarity. 
"Property1 is theft" means that property1, created by the artificial laws of feudal, capitalist, and other
authoritarian societies, is based on armed robbery. Land titles, for instance, are clear examples of property1; swords and shot were the original coins of transaction.  

"Property2 is liberty" means that property2, that which will be voluntarily honored in a voluntary (anarchist) society, is the foundation of the liberty in that society. The more people's interests are comingled and confused, as in collectivism, the more they will be stepping on each other's toes; only when the rules of the game declare clearly "This is mine and this is thine," and the game is voluntarily accepted as worthwhile by all parties to it, can true independence be achieved. 
"Property3 is impossible" means that property3 (= property1) creates so much conflict of interest that
society is in perpetual undeclared civil war and must eventually devour itself (and properties1 and
3 as well). In short, Proudhon, in his own way, foresaw the Snafu Principle. He also foresaw that communism would only perpetuate and aggravate the conflicts, and that anarchy is the only viable alternative to this chaos.  

It is not averred, of course, that property3 will come into existence only in a totally voluntary society; many forms of it already exist. The error of most alleged libertarians— especially the followers (!) of the egregious Ayn Rand— is to assume that all property1 is property2. The distinction can be made by any IQ above 70 and is absurdly simple. The test is to ask, of any title of ownership you are asked to accept or which you ask others to accept, "Would this be honored in a free society of rationalists, or does it require the armed might of a State to force people to honor it?" If it be the former, it is property? and represents liberty; if it be the latter, it is property1 and represents theft.

The Illuminatus! Trilogy is a series of three novels written by Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Frequency

Sorry for the few updates guys & girls, a bit busy lately with projects I'll share at a (perhaps much) later stage. But I got some goodies for the coming days, and yes obviously it's more Illuminatus! excerpts mostly :p

Illuminatus! Excerpt: Liberation

The nine stages of Hashishim training, the thirteen stages in Weishaupt's Iluminati, the thirty-two
degrees of masonry, etc., are, of course, arbitrary. The Theravada Buddhists have a system of forty
meditations, each leading to a definite stage of growth. Some schools of Hinduism recognize only
two stages: Dhyana, conquest of the personal ego, and Samadhi, unity with the Whole. One can
equally well posit five stages or a hundred and five. The essential that is common to all these systems
is that the trainee, at some point or other, is nearly scared to death.* 

* An interesting account of a traditional system used by quite primitive Mexican
Indians, yet basically similar to any and all of the above, is provided by anthropologist
Carlos Castaneda, who underwent training with a Yaqui shaman, and recounts some of
the terrors vividly in The Teachings of Don Juan, A Separate Reality, Journey to Ixtlan,
and Tales of Power. Don Juan used peyote, stramonium, and a magic mushroom
(probably psilocyble Mexicana, the drug Tim Leary used for his first trip). 

The difference between these systems is that some aim to liberate every candidate and some, like
Sabbah's and Weishaupt's, deliberately encourage the majority to remain in ignorance, whereby they
may with profit be endlessly exploited by their superiors in the cult. The same general game of an
illuminated minority misusing a superstitious majority was characteristic of Tibet until the Chinese
Communist invasion broke the power of the high lamas. A sympathetic account of the Tibetan
system, which goes far toward justifying it, can be found in Alexandra David-Neel's The Hidden
Teachings of Tibetan Buddhism; an unsympathetic account by a skeptical fellow mystic is available
in The Confessions of Aleister Crowley.

I've been scared to death quite a few times...

The Illuminatus! Trilogy is a series of three novels written by Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Illuminatus! Excerpt: Five stages

Now for a few words about the "real truth," at least as the Illuminati understand "real truth." 

Every society actually passes through the five stages of Verwirrung, or chaos; Zweitracht, or discord;
Unordnung, or confusion; Beamtenherrschaft, or bureaucracy; and Grummet, or aftermath.
Sometimes, to make comparison with the exoteric Hegel-Marx system more pointed, the esoteric
Illuminati system is defined as: Thesis, Antithesis, Synthesis, Parenthesis, and Paralysis. The public
Hegel-Marx triad is also called the tricycle, and the arcane latter two stages are called the bicycle;
one of the first secrets revealed to every illuminatus Minore is "After the tricycle it comes always the
bicycle." (The Uluminati are rather prone toward literal translations from Weishaupt's German.) 

The first stage, Verwirrung or chaos, is the point from which all societies begin and to which they all
return. It is, so to speak, the natural condition of humanity—an estimation which the reader can
confirm by closely observing his neighbors (or, if he has the necessary objectivity, himself). 

It is, therefore, also the fundamental Thesis. The Illuminati associate this with Eris, and also with
other goddesses from Isis to Ishtar and from Kwannon to Kali—with the Female Principle, yin, in
general. This correlates with hexagram 2 in the I Ching: that is, K'un, which has the meanings of
receptivity, nature (in contrast to spirit), earth (in contrast to sky), female (in contrast to male). Thus,
although this is the first stage chronologically, it has the mystical number 2, which is always
associated with the female in magic; and it correlates with the 2nd trump in Tarot, the High Priestess,
who represents not only maternity and fertility but gnosis. The sign of the horns represents
Verwirrung because the fingers make a V shape; and the planet or the symbol of Venus, also
designates this stage. On the Zodiac: Aquarius.  

The second stage, Zweitracht, begins with the appearance of a ruling or governing class. This is the
Antithesis of chaos, of course, and leads directly into discord when the servile class discovers that its
interests are not the same as the interests of the ruling class. This correlates with Osiris, Jehovah, and
all masculine deities; with the symbol of the All-Seeing Eye; with hexagram 1 in the I Ching: Ch'ien,
the creative, the heavenly, the strong, the powerful; with the male principle, yang, in general; with
the number 3, symbolizing the all-male Christian trinity; with the 12th trump of the Tarot, the
Hanged Man,  symbolizing sacrifice, schism and schizophrenia; and with the planet or symbol of
Mars,  . Naturally, a Zweitracht period is always replete with "internal contradictions," and
somebody like Karl Marx always arises to point them out. On the Zodiac: Pisces.
   
The third stage, Unordnung or confusion, occurs when an attempt is made to restore balance or
arrive at the Hegelian Synthesis. This correlates with Loki, the Devil, Mercury (god of thieves),
Thoth in his role of Trickster, Coyote, and other spirits of illusion or deception; with hexagram 4 in
the I Ching, Meng, youthful folly or standing on the brink of the abyss; with the number 11,
signifying sin, penance, and revelation; with the 21st trump in the Tarot, the Fool who walks over the
abyss; and with the planet or sign of Mercury,  . It represents that attempt to restore the state of
nature by unnatural means, an annihilation of the biogram by the logogram. On the Zodiac: Cancer.
 
The fourth stage, Beamtenherrschaft or bureaucracy, represents the Parentheses that occur when the
Hegelian Synthesis does not succeed in reconciling the opposites. This correlates with Void (absence
of any divinity); with I Ching hexagram 47, K'un, oppression or exhaustion, superior men held in
restraint by inferior men; with the number 8, indicating balance and the Last Judgment; with the 16th
Tarot trump, Falling Tower, representing deteriorations and the Tower of Babel; and with the
planetoid or sign of the moon,  . On the Zodiac: Libra.   

The fifth stage, Grummet or aftermath, represents the transition back to chaos. Bureaucracy chokes
in its own paperwork; mind is at the end of its tether; in desperation, many begin to deny the
logogram and follow the biogram, with varying degrees of success. This correlates with
Hermaphrodite; with I Ching hexagram 59, Huan, dispersion, dissolution, foam on the water; with
the number 5, union of male and female; with the 6th trump of the Tarot, the Lovers, indicating
union; and with the sun or its symbol,  . On the Zodiac: Virgo.
Since the association of these references, and their bearings on history, may be a bit unclear to some
readers, we will give further details on each stage.

VERWIRRUNG
In this chaotic period, the Hodge and the Podge are in dynamic balance. There is no stasis: The
balance is always shifting and homeostatic, in the manner of the ideal "self-organizing system" of
General Systems Theory or Cybernetics. The Illuminati, and all authoritarian types in general, dislike
such ages so much that they try to prevent any records of their existence from reaching the general
public. Pre-Chou China was one such period, and its history (except for some fragments in Taoist
lore) is largely lost; we do know, however, that the I Ching was reorganized when the Chou Dynasty
introduced patriarchal authoritarianism to China. It was then that the hexagram K'un, associated with this period was moved from the first place to its present, second place in the Ching.
Every line in K'un is broken (yin), because this is a feminist and prepatriarchal form of society, and
because yin correlates with the agricultural rather than the urban. Always linked to darkness by mystics, this K'un style of sensibility is also linked, by the Illuminati, with dreck (dung) and everything they find messy and intolerable about ordinary human beings. (The Erisians, of course,
take the opposite position, connect this with Eris, the primordial goddess, and regard it as ideal.) 
Verwirrung is numerologically linked with 2, not only because of K'un's shift from first to second
place in the Ching, but because it is the balance of Hodge and Podge. Thus, even though it is the first
stage chronologically, it is never linked with 1 in magic sense, because 1 signifies the erect penis, the
male principle in isolation, and such authoritarian games as monotheism, monopoly, monogamy, and
general monotony. This dynamic 2-ness of Verwirrung is also implicit in its Tarot card, the 2nd
trump or High Priestess, who sits between a black pillar and a white one (cf. The Hodge and Podge)
and who represents mystery, magic, mischief, and Erisian values generally. She wears the balanced
(solar) cross, rather than the unbalanced (Christian) cross, to emphasize the unity of opposites in
such a historical period. 
Typical Aquarians who have manifested Verwirrung values are Aaron Burr, Christopher Marlowe,
Hung Mung, Charles Darwin, Willard Gibbs (who incorporated chaos into mathematics), Mrs.
Patrick Campbell, Elizabeth Blackwell (pioneer woman physician), Anna Pavlova, Mozart, Lewis
Carrol, Robert Burns, James Joyce, Lord Byron, David Wark Griffith, and Gelett Burgess, author of
the classic Erisian poem: 
I never saw a purple cow I never hope to see one But I'll tell you this anyhow: I'd rather see than be one. 
The Verwirrung phase of European history is identified with the Danubian Culture, so called because
most of its relics have been found along the shores of the Danube. According to archeologists, the Danubian culture was agricultural, pre-urban, worshipped a female rather than a male god, and never
invented anything remotely like a state. The pre-Inca society of Peru, the Minoan civilization, the
pre-Chou period of China already mentioned, and many American Indian tribes still surviving also
represent a Verwirrung social framework. The synthesis of Hodge and Podge, and especially of
biogram and logogram, in such cultures is indicated by the amazement of explorers from authoritarian societies when first encountering them. The usual words about the "grace" and "spontaniety" of the natives merely represent the lack of authoritarian conflict between biogram and logogram: These people sit, like the Tarot High Priestess, between opposite poles, without tilting one way or the other. 
But the fact that this is a dynamic and not a static balance means that eventually (after 73 permutations, according to Weishaupt) the second stage must evolve. 


ZWEITRACHT
In this discordant period, the Hodge and the Podge are in conflict, because a ruling class emerges
which attempts to control the others. This correlates with hexagram 1, Ch'ien, the all-powerful, in the I Ching. The six unbroken lines represent the severity and monotony of such a period, which is, above all, the age of the T-square, the building of fences, the division of lands by
"boundaries" drawn on maps, and the imposition of one man's (or one group's) will upon all others.
Typically, the earth is regarded as both flat and finite by the Zweitracht mentality, and there is much
concern with dividing it up into portions (among themselves, of course). The "superstitious" terror of
American Indians when first confronting maps was merely the reaction of a Verwirrung mentality to
a Zweitracht mentality: The Indians could not conceive of people treating earth as a thing to be
exploited rather than a mother to be respected. 
Zweitracht associates with 3 numerologically because 3 is the totally male number, because all-male
Trinities (Brahma-Vishnu-Siva, Father-Son-Spirit, etc.) are invented in such ages, and because the
discord always has a minimum of 3 vectors, not merely 2. That is, the division into a propertied
ruling class and an unpropertied governed class immediately sets in motion further cupidity; the
ruling class soon falls to fighting over the spoils. Contrary to Marx, most of the strife in Zweitracht
ages is not the conflict between proprietors and proles but between various proprietors over who gets
the biggest share of the pie. 
The governing Tarot card is trump 12, the Hanged Man. The cross on which he hangs is blossoming,
to show that it is still organic and alive (the biogram); he hangs upside down, to show the reversal of
nature. He represents both the burden of omniscience in the owning-governing class and the burden
of nescience in the servile-submissive class: the total crucifixion of desire by Realprinzip and
Realpolitik. 
The astrological sign of this period is Pisces, the two fish swimming in opposite directions indicating
the conflict of logogram and biogram ("body" and "spirit," astrologers say.) Typical Pisceans who
have shown the Zweitracht personality are E. H. Harriman, the railroad magnate (who covered the
United States with Ch'ien-style unbroken straight lines), Cardinal John Henry Newman, Sir Robert
Baden-Powell, founder of the Boy Scouts (an attempt to instill Piscean authoritarianism even in
childhood), Admiral Chester Nimitz, John Foster Dulles, Anna Lee (founder of the world's most
antisexual religion, the Shakers), industrialists like Kruger and Pullman, financiers like Cambell and
Braden, Grover Cleveland, John C. Calhoun, Neville Chamberlain, Andrew Jackson (whose
expulsion of the Cherokee Nation from its traditional lands onto the "trail of tears," where most of
them perished, is the archetypal Zweitracht land-grab), William Jennings Bryan, and Frank Stanton
of CBS. 
Since all Illuminati with any academic leanings at all are encouraged to major in history, the tendency in most textbooks is not only to black out Verwirrung periods but to glorify Zweitracht periods as ages of Light and Progress. Indeed, they make entertaining reading: They .are ages of expansion, and there are always new people being discovered to be subjugated, "civilized," and converted to tax-payers and rent-payers. Almost any age described in glowing and admiring language in a history text will prove, on examination, to be a Zweitracht era, and the foremost butchers and invaders are treated as the outstanding heroes of humanity. A sympathetic reading of the biographies of these empire-builders almost always indicates that they were homo neophile individuals who turned their talents to destruction rather than creativity because of bitterness engendered by years of torment and baiting by homo neo-phobe types during their childhoods. The ever-present conflict in a Zweitracht period eventually leads to the third stage. 


UNORDNUNG
Humanity has been transformed during a Zweitracht age, by placing logogram in governing authority
over bio-gram. Unordnung is an attempt to restore balance by revolutionizing the logogram; there is
no thought about the biogram, because contact with this somatic component of personality has been
lost. (This loss of contact has been variously described by pre-Celinean observers: It is "the veil of
Maya" in Buddhism, the "censor band" or "repression" in psychoanalysis, the "character armoring"
and "muscular armoring" in Reichian psychology, etc.) 
The I Ching hexagram for this stage is Meng, or Youthful Folly. The yang line at the top
indicates the continued supremacy of logogram, even though some biogram elements (the yin lines)
begin to reassert themselves. The traditional reading is "mountain above water"; that is, the rigid
logogram still repressing the Aquarian element as it seeks to liberate itself. The usual Chinese
interpretation of this hexagram is "The young fool needs discipline," and the leaders of all rebellions
at this stage always heartily agree with that and demand unquestioning obedience from their
followers. This is a time of turmoils, troubles, and tyrannies that appear and disappear rapidly. 
The mystical number is 11, which means "a new start" in Kabalism and "error and repentence" in
most other systems of numerology. 
Tarot trump 21, The Fool, symbolizes this age as a dreamy-eyed youth unknowingly walking over an
abyss. The Hitlerjugend, and the disciples of various other fuehrers and messiahs, immediately come
to mind. That this card is disputed by various Tarot experts, and is given a numerical value of 0
rather than 21 by the wisest, indicates the confusion in all Unordnung periods. The dog who barks to
warn the Young Fool, like the yin lines in the hexagram, represents the desperate attempts of the
biogram ton break through the repression or censor-band and make itself heard. 
Typical Cancerians who exemplified Unordnung are Julius Caesar, Mary Baker Eddy (whose
philosophy was an explicit denial of the biogram), Albert Parsons, Emma Goldman, Benjamin Peret,
Vladimir Mayakofski, Henry David Thoreau, Durrutti, P-J Proudhon, Brooks Adams, General
Kitchener, Luigi Pirandello (the literary master of ambiguity), Erich Ambler (the literary master of
conspiracy), Calvin Coolidge (who issued the classically muddled Cancerian statement "Be as
revolutionary as science and as conservative as the multiplication table"), Andrei Gromy-ko, Nelson
Rockefeller, John Calvin, Estes Kefauver, and Rexford Tugwell. 
An Unordnung period has always been thought of (even before Hegel provided the words) as a
synthesis between the thesis of Verwirrung and the antithesis Zweitracht; since it is a false synthesis
on the logogrammic level only, it always gives birth to the fourth stage, the Parenthesis. 


BEAMTENHERRSCHAFT
This is the age of bureaucracy, and to live at this time is, as Proudhon said, "to have every operation,
every transaction, every movement noted, registered, counted, rated, stamped, measured, numbered,
assessed, licensed, refused, authorized, endorsed, admonished, prevented, reformed, redressed,
corrected ... to be laid under contribution, drilled, fleeced, exploited, monopolized, extorted from,
exhausted, hoaxed, and robbed." The governing I Ching hexagram is 47, K'un, oppression or
exhaustion, the dried-up lake, with the usual reading of superior men oppressed by the inferior. This
is the time when homo neophobe types most rigorously repress homo neophile types, and great
heresy hunts and witch trials flourish. This correlates with the number 8, signifying the Last
Judgment, because every citizen is to some extent a State functionary, and each is on trial before the
jury of all. The traditional Chinese associations with this hexagram are sitting under a bare tree and
wandering through an empty valley— signifying the ecological havoc wreaked by purely abstract
minds working upon the organic web of nature. 
The 16th Tarot trump, The Tower, describes this age. 
The Tower is struck by lightning and the inhabitants fall from the windows. (Cf. the Tower of Babel
legend and our recent power failures.) The traditional interpretations of this card suggest pride,
oppression, and bankruptcy. 
This correlates with Libra, the mentality which measures and balances all things on an artificial scale
(Maya). Typical Libras who have manifested Beamtenherrschaft characterists are Comte de Saint
Simon, Justice John Marshall, Hans Geiger, Henry Wallace, Dwight Eisenhower, John Kenneth
Galbraith, Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., John Dewey, and Dr. Joyce Brothers. 
In Beamtenherrschaft ages there is ceaseless activity, all planned in advance, begun at the scheduled
second, carefully supervised, scrupulously recorded— but inevitably finished late and poorly done.
The burden of omniscience on the ruling class becomes virtually intolerable, and most flee into some
form of schizophrenia or fantasy. Great towers, pyramids, moon shots, and similar marvels are
accomplished at enormous cost while the underpinnings of social solidarity crumble entirely. While
blunders multiply, no responsible individual can ever be found, because all decisions are made by
committees; anyone seeking redress of grievance wanders into endless corridors of paperwork with
no more tangible result than in the Hunting of the Snark. Illuminati historians, of course, describe
these ages as glowingly as Zweitracht epochs, for, although control is in the hands of homo neophobe
types, there is at least a kind of regularity, order, and geometrical precision about everything, and the
"messiness" of the barbaric Verwirrung ages and revolutionary Unordnung ages is absent. 
Nevertheless, the burden of omniscience on the rulers steadily escalates, as we have indicated, and
the burden of nescience on the servile class increasingly renders them unfit to serve (more and more
are placed on the dole, shipped to "mental" hospitals, or recruited into whatever is the current analog
of the gladiatorial games), so the Tower eventually falls. 


GRUMMET
The age of Grummet begins with an upsurge of magicians, hoaxers, Yippies, Kabouters, shamans,
clowns, and other Eristic forces. The relevant I Ching hexagram is 59, Huan,  , dispersion and
dissolution. The gentle wind above the deep water is the Chinese reading of the image, with
associations of loss of ego, separation from the group, and "going out" in general. Yin lines dominate
all but the top of the hexagram; the forces leading to a new Verwir-rung stage are pushing upward
toward release. This is also called Paralysis by the Illuminati, because, objectively, nothing much is
happening; subjectively, of course, the preparations for the new cycle are working unconsciously. 
The mystic number is 5, union of male (3) with female (2) and final resolution of conflict between
Verwirrung and Zweitracht. 
The governing Tarot trump is number 6, the Lovers, in which the woman looks upward at the angel
(Eris, the bio-gram) and the man looks at the woman (the logogram, yang, reaches synthesis with
biogram, yin, only through reconciliation with the female). Hence, the upsurge of feminism in such
periods, together with a renewed emphasis on clans, tribes, and communes. 
Typical Virgos manifesting Grummet traits are Charlie Parker, Antonin Artaud, Louis Lingg, Edgar
Rice Burroughs, Grandma Moses, Lodovico Ariosto, Greta Garbo, Hedy Lamarr, and Goethe and
Tolstoy (who manifested strong yin values while never quite getting reconciled with the women in
their own lives. Tolstoy, however, as the classic dropout, is an archetypal Grummet persona and
almost completed the Sufi course of "quit this world, quit the next world, quit quitting!"). 
After Grummet, of course, authority has collapsed entirely, and the biogram stands on equal footing
with the logogram. Hodge and Podge being once again in dynamic balance, a new Verwirrung period
begins, and the cycle repeats. 
Since Weishaupt dreamed this schema up while he was under the influence of several hallucinogenic
drugs, one should regard it with some skepticism. It is certainly not true in every detail, and there is
no theoretical or empirical demonstration that each of the five ages must always have 73
permutations. The fact that Grummet-Virgo personalities (and all other of the five personality types)
are born in all ages, even if they come to dominance in their appropriate epochs, leaves many
mysteries still unsolved. In short, all that a sober scholar can say of the Illuminati theory of history is
that it makes at least as much sense as the exoteric Marx-Hegel, Spengler, Toynbee, and Sorokin
theories. 

The A.A., who regard all Illuminati theories as false projections onto the external world of inner
spiritual processes, are particularly skeptical about this one, since it involves several false
correlations between the I Ching and the Tarot, the Zodiac, etc. 
Finally, it should be noted that of all the people Hagbard employed as resonance for the vibes used
against the Saure family in Ingolstadt, only Lady Velkor, Danny Pricefixer, and George Dorn were
not Virgos. Hagbard evidently believed that the Illuminati magical links work when Illuminati
activities are occurring in a given area—and, hence, virtually all of "his" people at the festival were
Virgos and thereby linked with the Grummet/Huan-59/Trump 6 chain of astrological associations.
On the other hand, the presence of three non-Virgos shows Hagbard's pragmatic approach and his
refusal to be ruled even by so exact a science as astrology.* 

* This sentence may manifest a lapse into mockery or mystification by otherwise sober
authors.

The Illuminatus! Trilogy is a series of three novels written by Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Illuminatus! Excerpt: Interview with Malaclypse the Younger

(This is the beginning of) THE APPENDICES (which are most instructive) 
  
GREATER POOP : Is Eris true? 
MALACLYPSE THE YOUNGER: Everything is true. 
GP: Even false things? 
MAL-2: Even false things are true. 
GP: How can that be? 
MAL-2: I don't know, man, I didn't do it. 
—Interview with Malaclypse the Younger, K.S.C., Greater Metropolitan Yorba Linda Herald-News-Sun-Tribune-Journal-Dispatch-Post and San Francisco Discordian Society Cabal Bulletin and Intergalactic Report and Poop 

The Illuminatus! Trilogy is a series of three novels written by Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson.

Illuminatus! Excerpts

I mean shit you have to decide sooner or later
Are you on somebody else's trip 
or are you on your own

"The Saure family only thought they were in the Illuminati," Hagbard went on. "Hitler and Stalin only thought they were in the Illuminati. Old Weishaupt only thought he was in the Illuminati. It's that simple. The moral of the whole story is: Beware of cheap Occidental imitations." He smiled grimly. "I think it's beginning to penetrate," Joe said slowly. "It was, of course, the very first hypothesis I formed: There have been many groups in history who called themselves the Illuminati, and they weren't all aiming at exactly the same thing." "Precisely." Hagbard puffed again at his cigar. "That's the natural first suspicion of any non-paranoid mind. Then, as you explore the evidence, links between these groups begin to appear. Eventually the paranoid hypothesis begins to appear more plausible and you begin to believe there always has been one Illuminati, using the same basic slogans and symbols and aiming at the same basic goal. I sent Jim Cartwright to you with that yarn about three conspiracies— the ABC or Ancient Bavarian Conspiracy, the NBC or New Bavarian Conspiracy, and the CBS or Conservative Bavarian Seers— to set you thinking that the truth might be midway backward toward the simple first idea. From here on in, forget that I represent the original Illuminati. In fact, in recent centuries we don't use a name at all.

No because Jesus Christ was a black man and they've even lied about that he was another black man they killed and they won't admit it No because death is the currency in every empire Roman or American or any other all empires are the same Death is always the argument they use No because the whole world can go to the Devil and I'm taking care of Mary Lou No because look at that professor they killed at the UN building and none of them arrested yet No because there's a perpetual motion machine inside me and I'm learning to let it run No because I'll put a curse on all of them I'll burn them I'll condemn them I'll have the world No because look what happened to Daddy and Mommy.

"He's heckling the preacher," Mama said. "A small beginning, certainly, for the kind of destiny he seems to be choosing."
"He's heckling himself," the Dealy Lama pronounced. "Christianity, rightly understood, is an encounter with Death. He's still struggling with that problem. He wants to believe in the symbolism of the Resurrection, but he can't. Too much intellect— King of Swords —keeping the reins on his intuitive— Prince of Wands— aspect."

The great and dreaded Illuminati of the past had fallen into the control of a bunch of ignorant and malicious kids. The age of the crowned and conquering child."

"And you think the old and wise should rule?" Joe asked. "That doesn't fit your character. This has to be another put-on."

"I don't think anybody should rule," Hagbard said. "All I'm doing— all the Higher Order of the A:.A:. has ever tried to' do—is communicate with people, in spite of their biases and fears. Not to rule them. And what we're trying to communicate—the ultimate secret, the philosopher's stone, the elixir of life—is just the power of the word No. We are people who have said Non serviam, and we're trying to teach others to say it. Drake was one of us spiritually but never understood it. If we can't find immortality, we can make a damned good try. If we can't save this planet, we can get off it and go to the stars."

The squizfardle on the humits is warb.

The Illuminatus! Trilogy is a series of three novels written by Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Absinthe

I took a shot of this banned stuff yesterday, I don't recommend it (:p). One guy was like dying from it lol he really didn't take it well, the other two were unphased, and my throat and mouth felt like it was on fire for a few minutes. Aleister Crowley is in the Absinthe wiki, of course he is lol. Having the experience behind me, I'm not doing any more of this crap. It can't be very healthy, sure doesn't feel like it lol.

Good Riddance - Weight of the World

Monday, April 30, 2012

Beltane!

Beltane marks the emergence of the young God into manhood. Stirred by the energies at work in nature, he desires the Goddess. They fall in love, lie among the grasses and blossoms, and unite. The Goddess becomes pregnant of the God.

You gotta hand it to the Neo-Pagans at the Edinburgh Fire Festival, they really know how to celebrate! With boobs and FIRE! If I get the chance I would love to be there next year.






I don't know where this leads, but the path's already amazing

This was posted on Imgur with the same title, loved it.

Wingardium Leviosa!

I've spent a month nearly every day anointing my wand (Dear God that sounds so hilarious I crack up everytime I think about it, can't help it) with Abramelin oil and soon I will consecrate it and it will become a part of my rituals. I got very high each time during the action, it's a half hour in which I did the same breathing exercise as in the lucid dreaming post with the I am Mantra, but together with the physical action it really did funny tricks with my brain, once I felt like there was energy being pushed out of my ear. My ear, man! 
Also, hilariously I was watching the second Harry Potter film Chamber of Secrets, where he and Ron use the cupcakes to shapeshift into Malfoy's buddies. I was just done with my half hour and I laughingly go "Wingardium Leviosa!" and I shit you not, exactly at the same time, the same words come out of Harry Potter's mouth as he levitates the two cupcakes. I really enjoyed that! One of the perks of watching the movies for the first time while training to be a Mage!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Avengers & Chronicle

Saw two really great movies with friends yesterday. Chronicle at home and Avengers at the movies.



"ENOUGH! I AM A GO..." Loki




"We should go to Tibet."




You and me, we're in this together now!

Friday, April 27, 2012

John Lennon Tumblr

Whoa! So I just found out you can check a tag on tumblr and basically have all your time sucked away forever, like for instance when I started scrolling the John Lennon tag.

Really

"Ye have locked yerselves up in cages of fear; 
and, behold, 
do ye now complain that ye lack freedom." 

—LORD OMAR KHAYYAM RAVENHURST,
K.S.C., "Epistle to the Paranoids," The Honest Book of Truth

Pandaren Monk Meditation


Thursday, April 26, 2012

Chakra Sound Resonation

These are sounds you can resonate while focusing on a chakra, as demonstrated by Kimba Arem on the audiobook with Andrew Weil called Self-Healing with Sound and Music.

Root Chakra - Uh
Sacral Chakra - Oh
Solar Plexus Chakra - OO
Heart Chakra - Ah
Throat Chakra - Ay
Third Eye Chakra - I
Crown Chakra - Ee

Kundalini - Aum

Illuminatus! Excerpt: The Illuminati Symbol & Definitions and Distinctions

"The Big Eye is their most important symbol," said Malaclypse, "but it isn't the only one. The Rosy Cross is another. But most widely copied is the serpent symbol. The eye in the pyramid and the serpent are often seen in combination. Together they represent the sea monster Leviathan, whose tentacles are depicted as serpents and whose central body is shown as an eye in a pyramid. Since each of Leviathan's tentacles is said to have an independent brain, that's not half bad. The swastika, which was a pretty important symbol around these parts some decades ago, was originally a stylized drawing of Leviathan and his many tentacles. Early versions of it have more than four hooks, and they often include a triangle, sometimes even an eye-and-triangle, in the center. A common transitional form is a triangle with the sides extended and then hooked to form tentacle shapes. There are two tentacles for each of the three angles, which yields a twenty-three. Polish archeologists found a swastika painted in a cave. The drawing dated back to Cro-Magnon times, not long after the fall of Atlantis, and there were twenty-three swirling tentacles around a beautifully executed pyramid with an ocher eye in its center." 

DEFINITIONS AND DISTINCTIONS
FREE MARKET: That condition of society in which all economic transactions result from voluntary choice without coercion. 
THE STATE: That institution which interferes with the Free Market through the direct exercise of coercion or the granting of privileges (backed by coercion). 
TAX: That form of coercion or interference with the Free Market in which the State collects tribute (the tax), allowing it to hire armed forces to practice coercion in defense of privilege, and also to engage in such wars, adventures, experiments, "reforms," etc., as it pleases, not at its own cost, but at the cost of "its" subjects. 
PRIVILEGE: From the Latin privi, private, and lege, law. An advantage granted by the State and protected by its powers of coercion. A law for private benefit. 
USURY: That form of privilege or interference with the Free Market in which one State-supported group monopolizes the coinage and thereby takes tribute (interest), direct or indirect, on all or most economic transactions. 
LANDLORDISM: That form of privilege or interference with the Free Market in which one State-supported group "owns" the land and thereby takes tribute (rent) from those who live, work, or produce on the land. 
TARIFF: That form of privilege or interference with the Free Market in which commodities produced outside the State are not allowed to compete equally with those produced inside the State. 
CAPITALISM: That organization of society, incorporating elements of tax, usury, landlordism, and tariff, which thus denies the Free Market while pretending to exemplify it. 
CONSERVATISM: That school of capitalist philosophy which claims allegiance to the Free Market while actually supporting usury, landlordism, tariff, and sometimes taxation. 
LIBERALISM: That school of capitalist philosophy which attempts to correct the injustices of capitalism by adding new laws to the existing laws. Each time conservatives pass a law creating privilege, liberals pass another law modifying privilege, leading conservatives to pass a more subtle law recreating privilege, etc., until "everything not forbidden is compulsory" and "everything not compulsory is forbidden." 
SOCIALISM: The attempted abolition of all privilege  by restoring power entirely to the coercive agent behind privilege, the State, thereby converting capitalist oligarchy into Statist monopoly. Whitewashing a wall by painting it black. 
ANARCHISM: That organization of society in which the Free Market operates freely, without taxes, usury, landlordism, tariffs, or other forms of coercion or privilege.
RIGHT ANARCHISTS predict that in the Free Market people would voluntarily choose to compete more often than to cooperate.
LEFT ANARCHISTS predict that in the Free Market people would voluntarily choose to cooperate more often than to compete.

The Illuminatus! Trilogy is a series of three novels written by Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson.

Terence McKenna: Life is a Joke



Tnx alienpunk!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Illuminatus! Excerpt: What?

"How you doing, Malik?" called Hagbard. 
"Great, Hagbard, just great," said Joe. 
"We're gonna save the earth, aren't we, Joe?" Hagbard yelled. "Gonna save the earth, that right?" 
"Jesus saves," said George. He began to sing: 
I've got the peace that passeth understanding 
Down in my heart, 
Down in my heart, 
Down in my heart. 
I've got the peace that passeth understanding 
Down in my heart— 
Down in my heart—to—stay! 
Hagbard and Stella laughed and applauded. Harry Coin shook his head and muttered, "Takes me back. Sure does take me back." 
Joe took a few steps away from George, moving so he could face Hagbard across the table. "What do you mean, save the earth?" 
Hagbard looked at him stupidly, his mouth hanging open. "If you don't know that, why are you here?" 
"I just want to know— we're going to save the earth, but are we going to save the people?" 
"What people?" 
"The people that live on the earth." 
"Oh— those people," said Hagbard. "Sure, sure, we're gonna save everybody." 
Stella frowned. "This is the silliest conversation I've ever heard."

The Illuminatus! Trilogy is a series of three novels written by Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson.

Regina Spektor - Laughing With



A Goddess singing about God.

Illuminatus! Excerpt: Five Alternate Histories - All are One - Steam-engine-time

"Here are the five alternate histories," Gruad said, his wise old eyes crinkling humorously. "Each of you will be responsible for planting the evidence to make one of these histories seem fairly credible. Wo Topod, you get the Carcosa story. Evoe, you get the lost continent of Mu." He handed out two bulky envelopes. "Gao Twone, you get this charming snake story—I want variations of it scattered throughout Africa and the Near East." He handed out another envelope. "Unica, you get the Urantia story, but that one isn't to be released until fairly late in the Game." He picked up the fifth envelope and smiled again. "Kajeci, my love, you get the Atlantis story, with certain changes that make us out to be the most double-dyed bastards in all history. Let me explain the purpose behind that ..."


"It is written," he said, "that the universe is a practical joke by the general at the expense of the particular. Do not be too quick to laugh or weep, if you believe this saying. All I can say is, there is a serious threat in being to all your plans. I warn you. You have been warned. You may all die. Are you afraid of death? You need not answer— I see that you are. That in itself may be a mistake. I have tried to explain to you about not fearing death, but you will not listen. All your other problems follow from that."

The other four Illuminati Primi listened in cold, disdainful silence and did not reply.

"If all are One," the fifth Illuminatus added significantly, "all violence is masochism."

"If all are One," Brother Otto replied nastily,'"all sex-is masturbation. Let's have no more mehum metaphysics here."



"Okay, then, here's the payoff, and your answer better be good. Why are you helping the Illuminati to
immanentize the Eschaton, Hagbard?" 

"It steam-engines when it comes steam-engine time, as a very wise man once said."  

"Jesus," Joe said wearily. "I thought I had crossed that pom asinorum. When I figured out how you get the goose out of the bottle in the Zen riddle— you do nothing and wait for the goose to peck its way out, just like a chick pecks its way out of an egg— I realized 'Do what thou wilt' becomes 'the whole of the law' by a mathematical process. The equation balances when you realize who the 'thou' is, as distinguished from the ordinary 'you.' The whole fucking works, the universe—all of it alive in the same way we're alive, and mechanical in the same way we're mechanical. The Robot. The one more trustworthy than all the Buddhas and sages. Oh, Christ, yes, I thought I understood it all. But this, this . . . this stone fatalism— what the hell are we going to Ingolstadt for, if we can't do anything?" 

"The coin has two sides. It's the only coin that comes up at this time, but it still has two sides." Hagbard leaned forward intensely. "It's mechanical and alive. Let me give you a sexual metaphor, since you usually hang out with New York intellectuals. You look at a woman across a room and you know you're going to bed with her before the night is over. That's mechanical: Something has happened when your eyes met But the orgasm is organic; what it will be like, neither of you can predict. And I know, just as the Illuminati know, that immanentization is going to happen on May first because of a mechanical process Adam Weishaupt started on another May first two centuries ago, and because of other processes other people started before then and since then. But neither I nor the Illuminati know what form immanentization will take. It doesn't have to be hell on earth. It can be heaven on earth. And that's why we're going to Ingolstadt."  

The Illuminatus! Trilogy is a series of three novels written by Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Art's task is to save the soul of mankind

Ruby Sparks trailer


Falling in Love is an Act of Magick

I would share some of my magickal love life here but that stuff is so hilarious and tragic I'm gonna have to publish it in a book instead :p Getting right on that!

Magic Works

Jarvis Cocker's Magic Works from Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire.

So, believe that magic works
Don't be afraid of being hurt
Don't let this magic die
The answer's there
Oh, just look in her eyes

Monday, April 23, 2012

Illuminatus! Excerpt: Privilege implies exclusion from Privilege!

"I can put the Great Tradition in one word," he said calmly. "Privilege." 
Old Drake suddenly stopped looking agreeable-but-bored— he seemed both interested and amused.
"One seldom encounters such a refreshing freedom from euphemism," he said, leaning forward. "But perhaps I am reading too much into your remark, sir?" 
Hawk-face sipped at his champagne and patted his mouth with a napkin before answering. "I think not," he said at last. "Privilege is defined in most dictionaries as a right or immunity giving special favors or benefits to those who hold it. Another meaning in Webster is 'not subject to the usual rules or penalties.' The invaluable thesaurus gives such synonyms as power, authority, birthright, franchise, patent, grant, favor and, I'm sad to say, pretension. Surely, we all know what privilege is in this club, don't we, gentlemen? Do I have to remind you of the Latin roots, privi, private, and lege, law, and point out in detail how we have created our Private Law over here, just as the Politburo have created their own private law in their own sphere of influence?" 
"But that's not the Great Tradition," the banker type said (later, I learned that he was actually a college professor; Drake was the only banker at that table). "What Mr. Adler means by the Great Tradition—" 
"What Mortimer means by the Great Tradition," hawk-face interrupted rudely, "is a set of myths and fables invented to legitimize or sugar-coat the institution of privilege. Correct me if I'm wrong," he added more politely but with a sardonic grin. 
"He means," the true believer said, "the undeniable axioms, the time-tested truths, the shared wisdom of the ages, the . . ." 
"The myths and fables," hawk-face contributed gently. 
"The sacred, time-tested wisdom of the ages," the other went on, becoming redundant. "The basic bedrock of civil society, of civilization. And we do share that with the Communists. And it is just that common humanistic tradition that the young anarchists, on both sides of the Iron Curtain, are blaspheming, denying and trying to destroy. It has nothing to do with privilege at all." 
"Pardon me," the dark man said. "Are you a college professor?" 
"Certainly. I'm head of the Political Science Department at Harvard!" 
"Oh," the dark man shrugged. "I'm sorry for talking so bluntly before you. I thought I was entirely surrounded by men of business and finance." 
The professor was just starting to look as if he spotted the implied insult in that formal apology when Drake interrupted. 
"Quite so. No need to shock our paid idealists and turn them into vulgar realists overnight. At the same time, is it absolutely necessary to state what we all know in such a manner as to imply a rather hostile and outside viewpoint? Who are you and what is your trade, sir?" 
"Hagbard Celine. Import-export. Gold and Appel Transfers here in New York. A few other small establishments in other ports." As he spoke my image of piracy and Borgia stealth came back strongly. "And we're not children here," he added, "so why should we avoid frank language?" 
The professor, taken aback a foot or so by this turn in the conversation, sat perplexed as Drake replied: 
"So. Civilization is privilege— or Private Law, as you say so literally. And we all know where Private Law comes from, except the poor professor here— out of the barrel of a gun,' in the words of
a gentleman whose bluntness you would appreciate. Is it your conclusion, then, that Adler is, for all
his naivete, correct, and we have more in common with the Communist rulers than we have setting
us at odds?" 
"Let me illuminate you further," Celine said— and the way he pronounced the verb made me jump. Drake's blue eyes flashed a bit, too, but that didn't surprise me: anybody as rich as IRS thought he was, would have to be On the Inside. 
"Privilege implies exclusion from privilege, just as advantage implies disadvantage," Celine went on. "In the same mathematically reciprocal way, profit implies loss. If you and I exchange equal goods, that is trade: neither of us profits and neither of us loses. But if we exchange unequal goods, one of us profits and the other loses. Mathematically. Certainly. Now, such mathematically unequal exchanges will always occur because some traders will be shrewder than others. But in total freedom— in anarchy— such unequal exchanges will be sporadic and irregular. A phenomenon of unpredictable periodicity, mathematically speaking. Now look about you, professor— raise your nose from your great books and survey the actual world as it is— and you will not observe such unpredictable functions. You will observe, instead, a mathematically smooth function, a steady profit
accruing to one group and an equally steady loss accumulating for all others. Why is this, professor?
Because the system is not free or random, any mathematician would tell you a priori. Well, then, where is the determining function, the factor that controls the other variables? You have named it yourself, or Mr. Adler has: the Great Tradition. Privilege, I prefer to call it. When A meets B in the marketplace, they do not bargain as equals. A bargains from a position of privilege; hence, he always profits and B always loses. There is no more Free Market here than there is on the other side of the Iron Curtain. The privileges, or Private Laws— the rules of the game, as promulgated by the Politburo and the General Congress of the Communist Party on that side and by the U.S. government and the Federal Reserve Board on this side— are slightly different; that's all. And it is this that is threatened by anarchists, and by the repressed anarchist in each of us," he concluded, strongly emphasizing the last clause, staring at Drake, not at the professor.

The Illuminatus! Trilogy is a series of three novels written by Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson.

Illuminatus! Excerpt: Mama Sutra's Alternative History



Achtung! Don't take this shizzle too seriously, it's a fictional book that contains the words Operation Mindfuck for Eris' sake!

The Illuminatus! Trilogy is a series of three novels written by Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson.

Illuminatus! Excerpt: Excerpt from Hagbard Celine's Never Whistle While You're Pissing & more

It is now theoretically possible to link the human nervous system into a radio network so that, micro-miniaturized receivers being implanted in people's brains, the messages coming out of these radios would be indistinguishable to the subjects from the voice of their own thoughts. One central transmitter, located in the nation's capital, could broadcast all day long what the authorities wanted the people to believe. The average man on the receiving end of these broadcasts would not even know he was a robot; he would think it was his own voice he was listening to. The average woman could be
treated similarly. 

It is ironic that people will find such a concept both shocking and frightening. Like Orwell's 1984, this is not a fantasy of the future but a parable of the present. Every citizen in every authoritarian society already has such a "radio" built into his or her brain. This radio is the little voice that asks, each time a desire is formed, "Is it safe? Will my wife (my husband/my boss/my church/my community) approve? Will people ridicule and mock me? Will the police come and arrest me?" This little voice the Freudians call "The Superego," with Freud himself vividly characterized as "the ego's
harsh master." With a more functional approach, Peris, Hefferline and Goodman, in Gestalt Therapy, describe this process as "a set of conditioned verbal habits."  

This set, which is fairly uniform throughout any authoritarian society, determines the actions which will, and will not, occur there. Let us consider humanity a biogram {the basic DNA blueprint of the human organism and its potentials) united with a logogram (this set of "conditioned verbal habits"). The biogram has not changed in several hundred thousand years; the logogram is different in each society. When the logogram reinforces the biogram, we have a libertarian society, such as still can be found among some American Indian tribes. Like Confucianism before it became authoritarian and
rigidified, American Indian ethics is based on speaking from the heart and acting from the heart—'that is, from the biogram. 

No authoritarian society can tolerate this. All authority is based on conditioning men and women to act from the logogram, since the logogram is a set created by those in authority. 

Every authoritarian logogram divides society, as it divides the individual, into alienated halves. Those at the bottom suffer what I shall call the burden of nescience. The natural sensory activity of the biogram— what the person sees, hears, smells, tastes, feels, and, above all, what the organism as a whole, or as a potential whole, wants —is always irrelevant and immaterial. The authoritarian logogram, not the field of sensed experience, determines what is relevant and material. This is as true of a highly paid advertising copywriter as it is of an engine lathe operator. The person acts, not on
personal experience and the evaluations of the nervous system, but on the orders from above. Thus, personal experience and personal judgment being nonoperational, these functions become also less "real." They exist, if at all, only in that fantasy land which Freud called the Unconscious. Since nobody has found a way to prove that the Freudian Unconscious really exists, it can be doubted that personal experience and personal judgment exist; it is an act of faith to assume they do. The organism has become, as Marx said, "a tool, a machine, a robot." 

Those at the top of the authoritarian pyramid, however, suffer an equal and opposite burden of omniscience. All that is forbidden to the servile class— the web of perception, evaluation and participation in the sensed universe— is demanded of the members of the master class. They must attempt to do the seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting, feeling and decision-making for the whole society. 

But a man with a gun is told only that which people assume will not provoke him to pull the trigger. Since all authority and government are based on force, the master class, with its burden of omniscience, faces the servile class, with its burden of nescience, precisely as a highwayman faces his victim. Communication is possible only between equals. The master class never abstracts enough information from the servile class to know what is actually going on in the world where the actual productivity of society occurs. 
Furthermore, the logogram of any authoritarian society remains fairly inflexible as time passes, but everything else in the universe constantly changes. The result can only be progressive disorientation among the rulers. The end is debacle.  The schizophrenia of authoritarianism exists both in the individual and in the whole society. 

I call this the Snafu (Situation Normal All Fucked Up) Principle.

 "What the hell are these?" Eichmann asked. He had been searching Hagbard's closet and found some red, white and blue bumper stickers. The top half of each letter was blue with white stars, and the bottom half was red-and-white stripes; they looked patriotic as all get-out. The slogan formed this way was 

LEGALIZE ABORTION PREGNANCY IS A JEWISH PLOT!

Hagbard had been circulating these in neighborhoods like the Yorkville section of Manhattan, the western suburbs of Chicago, and other places where old-fashioned Father Coughlin-Joe McCarthy style Irish Catholic fascism was still strong. This was a trial run on the logogram-biogram double-bind tactic out of which the Dealy Lama later developed Operation Mindfuck. 

"Patriotic stickers," Hagbard explained. 
"Well, they look patriotic . . ." Eichmann conceded dubiously. 
"What the hell are these?" Galley asked. He had found some business-size cards saying RED in green letters and GREEN in red letters. 
("When you're out of it all the way, on the mountain," George asked, "that's neither the biogram nor the logogram, right? What the hell is it, then?") 
"An antigram," Hagbard explained, still helpful. 
"The cards are an antigram?" Eichmann repeated, bewildered. 
"I may have to place you under arrest and take you downtown," Hagbard warned. "You've both been very naughty boys. Breaking and entering. Pointing a gun at me— that's technically assault with a deadly weapon. Seizing my narcotics— that's theft. All sorts of invasion of privacy. Very, very naughty." 
"You can't arrest us," Eichmann whined. "We're supposed to arrest you." 
"Which is red and which is green?" Hagbard asked. 
"Look again," They looked and RED was now really red and GREEN was really green. (Actually, the tints changed according to the angle at which Hagbard held the card, but he wasn't giving away his secrets to them.) "I can also change up and down," he added. "Worse yet, I clog zippers. Neither one of you can open your fly right now, for instance. My real gimmick, though, is reversing revolvers. Try to shoot me and the bullets will come out the back and you'll never use your good right hand again. Try it and see if I'm bluffing." 
"Can't you go a little easy on us, officer?" Eichmann took out his wallet. "A cop's salary ain't the
greatest in the world, eh?" He nudged Hagbard insinuatingly. 
"Are you trying to bribe me?" Hagbard asked sternly.

Hagbard, actually— well, not actually; this is just what he told me— had started with two handicaps, intending to prove that they weren't handicaps. The first was that he would have a bank balance of exactly $00.00 at the beginning, and the second was that he would never kill another human being throughout the Demonstration. That which was to be proved (namely, that government is a hallucination, or a self-fulfilling prophecy) could be shown only if all his equipment, including money and people, came to him through honest trade or voluntary association. Under these rules, he could not shoot even in self-defense, for the biogram of government servants was to be preserved, and only their logograms could be disconnected, deactivated and defused. The Celine System was a consistent, although flexible, assault on the specific conditioned reflex— that which compelled people to look outside themselves, to a god or a government, for direction or strength. The servants of government all carried weapons; Hagbard's insane scheme depended on rendering the weapons harmless. He called this the Tar-Baby Principle ("You Are Attached To What You Attack").  

Being a man of certain morbid self-insight, he realized that he himself exemplified the Tar-Baby Principle and that his attacks on government kept him perpetually attached to it. It was his malign and insidious notion that government was even more attached to him; that his existence qua anarchist qua smuggler qua outlaw aroused greater energetic streaming in government people than their existence aroused in him: that, in short, he was the Tar Baby on which they could not resist hurling themselves in anger and fear: an electrochemical reaction in which he could bond them to himself just as the Tar Baby captured anyone who swung a fist at it.

The Illuminatus! Trilogy is a series of three novels written by Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson.

Elfen Lied theme song


(English Translation of lyrics)
The mouth of the just shall meditate wisdom
And his lanuage shall be clear
Blessed is he who suffers temptation
Since he, with striving, shall recieve the crown of life
Lord, fire divine, have mercy
Oh how sacred
How serene
How bevolent
How lovely
Oh, lily of purity!
Lord, fire divine, have mercy
Oh how sacred
How serene
How bevolent
How lovely
Oh, lily of purity!

(Latin Lyrics)
Os iusti meditabitur sapientiam
Et lingua eius loqueter indicium
Beatus vir qui suffert tentationem
Quoniqmcum probates fuerit accipient coronam vitae
Kyrie, ignis, divine, eleison
O quam sancta
Quam serena
Quam benigna
Quam amoena
O castitas Lilium!
Kyrie, ignis, divine, eleison
O quam sancta
Quam serena
Quam benigna
Quam amoena
O castitas Lilium!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Fear of Success/Just want to sleep

So I'm meditating in all kinds of ways, doing hatha yoga, ritual magick, etc for months now. My crown chakra is becoming more active everyday to the point I feel it swirl near-constantly. I take one day off from mysticism and occultism and smoke some great Holland weed with a friend. Afterwards I'm in bed ready to go to sleep, and I suddenly feel really weird like I'm finally about to switch to another channel consciousness wise which I've been aiming for, for weeks. But what do I do? Resist with every fibre in my body, because I just wanted to sleep. Wanted to kick myself so hard the next day. I've made a deal with myself to jump into the abyss the next time no matter what the circumstance.

Mumford & Sons - After the Storm


And there will come a time, you'll see, with no more tears.
And love will not break your heart, but dismiss your fears.
Get over your hill and see what you find there.
With grace in your heart and flowers in your hair.

I'll be seeing these guys live for the first time at Rock Werchter Saturday's Line up along with Editors, the XX, Kasabian, Regina Spektor and more :D

Battleship

Some thoughts:
The Battle for Earth begins at (the) Sea (of the Unconscious).

There is a line in the movie concerning Will & Imagination to overcome extreme adversity. 

Of course there are huge military navy drill exercises (called Rimpac) during the alien invasion ;) (Like on 9/11 & 7/7...):  
"If this is some sort of extreme military exercise, they really went way too far." Yes they did. (paraphrased)

Martial law is declared as people want full disclosure and riot in the streets.

Old and handicapped soldiers are glorified in the movie as opposed to real life. The ceremony for the world saviours is ridiculously small in scale.

My buddy said movies like this make him want to join the military... *facepalm* I replied that PTSD isn't something to look out for.

What if


Saturday, April 21, 2012

Conspiracy facts, not theories. (Reblogged from Relaxed Focus)

Reblogged from Relaxed Focus: Conspiracy theories don't require "belief."  People, groups, organizations and governments conspire all the time.  It's their natural state.  Which is why criminal law throughout the world recognizes the crime of conspiracy.

Just read one link, read about Operation Northwoods.  And once you read that the Joint Chiefs of Staff proposed false flag terrorist attacks on American targets to provoke & justify conflict with Cuba, then you realize the government is capable of anything.  Then consider it was proposed in 1962 and wasn't made public until 1997.  Thirty five years.  Then extrapolate all the things going on now that you won't find out for years, if ever.

via Reddit:  61 years after the failed Bay of Pigs invasion, the CIA still claims that the release of its history would "confuse the public." (nsarchive.wordpress.com)
[–]Negro_Napoleon 1275 points  ago* 
This should be standard reading for all US citizens.
SURPRISE. YOUR GOVERNMENT LIES.
This is why no matter what they ever say or do, you should not trust them completely.
Its why I can't get over the 9/11 conspiracies totally.
Its funny how people can see this shit and just say "fuck conspiracy theorists"
No. Fuck you.
There is a difference between just utter bullshit and really plausible events that HAVE happened.
The unfortunate thing is that people aren't even aware of the stuff thats in public domain and how utterly crazy it is before they can assess what is going on.

Reblogged from Relaxed Focus!