Saturday, June 9, 2012

Us VS Them

42 Minutes

Check out the live recorded podcasts of 42 Minutes featuring talks with many interesting bloggers from the Sync community. They are also on the facebook page of the Sync Book.

It's Not Night: It's Space & Their First LP

From Darren: "For all you sync heads and music lovers out there,just a reminder that "It's Not Night: It's Space" need just under $1000 in 5 days to get their first album recorded. So go here to throw your spare change at them -

Let's launch these guys onto vinyl.
You can do it!"

Friday, June 8, 2012

George Harrison quotes

“Love one another.” (last words)

“I think people who can truly live a life in music are telling the world, "You can have my love, you can have my smiles. Forget the bad parts, you don't need them. Just take the music, the goodness, because it's the very best, and it's the part I give”

“When you've seen beyond yourself, then you may find, peace of mind is waiting there.”

“Try to realize it's all within yourself no one else can make you change, and to see you're only very small and life flows on within you and without you.”

“As long as you hate, there will be people to hate.”

“With our love, we could save the world.”

“There's high, and there's high, and to get really high--I mean so high that you can walk on the water, that high-that's where I'm going'.” 

"I felt in love, not with anything or anybody in particular but with everything." (of first taking LSD) 

“I'm a tidy sort of bloke. I don't like chaos. I kept records in the record rack, tea in the tea caddy, and pot in the pot box.”

“They used us as an excuse to go mad and then blamed it on us. Gandhi says create and preserve the image of your choice. The image of my choice is not Beatle George - those who want that can go and see Wings. Why live in the past? Be here now.”

“It is one of our perennial problems, whether there is actually a God. From the Hindu point of view each soul is divine. All religions are branches of one big tree. It doesn't matter what you call Him just as long as you call. Just as cinematic images appear to be real but are only combinations of light and shade, so is the universal variety a delusion. The planetary spheres, with their countless forms of life, are naught but figures in a cosmic motion picture. One's values are profoundly changed when he is finally convinced that creation is only a vast motion picture and that not in, but beyond, lies his own ultimate reality.” 

“I picture John physically as someone youthful who made a lot, but I feel him more as an energy, more metaphysically.”

“The thing that pleases me the most about it is that young people like it. It's given kids from 6 to 16 an alternate view of music to what's been available for the past 20 years.”

"Try to realize it's all within yourself no one else can make you change, and to see you're only very small and life flows on within you and without you."

"You can be standing right in front of the truth and not necessarily see it, and people only get it when they’re ready to get it. "

"If there's a God, I want to see Him. It's pointless to believe in something without proof, and Krishna consciousness and meditation are methods where you can actually obtain God perception. In that way you can see, hear and play with God. Perhaps this may sound weird, but God is really there next to you."

Jacque Fresco - Paradise or Oblivion

A new documentary about the ideas and vision of futurist and renaissance man Jacque Fresco. Watching this soon, sharing this now.

Life of Brian - Thank you George Harrison

From the Wiki: The film would not have been made without former Beatle and Python fan George Harrison, who set up Handmade Films to help fund it at a cost of £3 million (a move later described by Eric Idle as the "world's most expensive cinema ticket"). Harrison put up the money for it as he "wanted to see the movie". The original backers, EMI Films, had been scared off at the last minute by the subject matter, particularly Bernard Delfont.[7] As a result, the very last words in the film are: "I said to him, 'Bernie, they'll never make their money back on this one'", teasing Delfont for his lack of faith in the project. Terry Gilliam later said, "They pulled out on the Thursday. The crew was supposed to be leaving on the Saturday. Disastrous. It was because they read the script... finally."[10] As a reward for his help, Harrison appears in a cameo appearance as Mr. Papadopoulos, "owner of the Mount", who briefly shakes hands with Brian in a crowd scene. His one word of dialogue (a cheery Scouse, but out-of-place-in-Judea, "ullo") had to be dubbed in later.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

George Harrison - Living in the Material World documentary

Great and long documentary about George Harrison and the Beatles directed by Martin Scorsese, I only saw part 1 so far, watching the second today. I found an evaluation copy online here of part 2. Part 1 included some great clips of the Beatles talking about LSD and meditation and their search for spirituality after having conquered the material world very eary on, for example John Lennon and George Harrison talking on a tv show about meditation and what the purpose of a mantra is. Gonna jump on my hometrainer and watch the 2nd part in a bit. If you're even slightly spiritual and a fan of the Beatles you have to see this so try to get a hold of it, couldn't find the first part online yet unfortunately.

Here is that great clip (in bad quality) about meditation I mentioned earlier:

added: I'm watching the beginning of part 2, it's pouring rain outside with the window slightly open and I'm riding the hometrainer bicycle, after about ten minutes in, and they start talking about the song 'Here comes the Sun', Eric Clapton is talking about walking around in the garden with George playing guitar, "and the sun was shining" - and outside my house the sun comes out when the words part Clapton's lips- "and it's a beautiful morning and we started to sing 'Here comes the sun' the opening lines you know, and I just watched this thing come to life." - and the rain faded away and stopped to be replaced by sunshine. Wonderful synchronicity :)

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Monday, June 4, 2012

Alan Watts - Do you do it or does it do you?

The moment you see that intervals, that space, is connected, you can understand at once how you are not just to be exclusively defined as a flash of consciousness that occurs between two eternal darknesses, which is the popular common sense view that a westerner has of his own life. That you consider that in the darkness that comes before your birth, there was no you, and in the eternal darkness, your death, there is likewise no you.

And I'm going to discuss these matters, not by appealing to any special, spooky knowledge, as if I had been travelling on the higher planes and knew all my previous incarnations and therefor could tell you authoritatively that you are much more than this individuality, I'm going to do it on the basis of complete common sense thtat everybody has access to the facts, and just what you have to realize is that life is a pattern of immense complexity, and what you call yourself as a living organism, say I am my whole body at the very least, now what is that body? that body is recognizable, and I recognize my friends when i meet them again with luck, and you recognize me, although the last time any of you saw me, I was absolutely something entirely different from what I am now. 

Just as the flame of a candle is never a constant, a flame of a candle is a stream of hot gas. Only you say the flame of the candle as if it were a constant, well it is a recognizably constant pattern. The spearshape (?)line of the flame and it's coloration is a constant pattern, but in exactly the same way that we are all constant patterns and that's all we are, the only thing constant about us at all is the doing rather than the being. The way we behave, the way we dance, only there's no we that dances, there's just the dancing. Just as the flame is the streaming of hot gas. Just as a whirlpool in the river is a whirling of streaming water. 

There is no thing that whirlpools, there is the whirlpool and in the same way each of us is a very delightfully complex undulation of the whole universe, only by process of miseducation we've been deprived of the knowledge of that fact, not as if there were someone to blame for this, because it's always with our tacid consent. Because life is basically a game of hide and seek, because life is pulsation, on and off, here it is and now it isn't, and by being this pulsation we know it's there. See, you don't know what you mean by on unless you know what you mean by off.

(this video is part 1 of 6)

Karma Weed Dragon Choo-Choo Train Mushroom

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Madsin Ft Spok - Propaganda

Illuminatus! Excerpt: the story of the development of the soul

"It's the story of the development of the soul," Miss Portinari was saying at that moment, spreading out the twenty-two trumps or "keys" of that very ancient deck. "We call it a book— the Book of Thoth— and it's the most important book in the world." 

George and Joe Malik, each wondering if this was a final explanation or a new put-on leading to a new cycle of deceptions, listened with mingled curiosity and skepticism. 

"The order was deliberately reversed," Miss Portinari went on. "Not by the true sages. By the false Illuminati, and by all the other White Brotherhoods and Rosicrucians and Freemasons and whatnot who didn't really understand the truth and therefore wanted to hide the part of it they did understand.
They felt themselves threatened; the real sage is never threatened. They spoke in symbols and paradoxes, like the real sages, but for a different reason. They didn't know what the symbols and paradoxes meant. Instead of following the finger that points to the moon, they sat down and worshipped the finger itself. Instead of following the map, they thought it was the territory and tried to live in it. Instead of reading the menu, they tried to eat it. Dig? They had the levels confused. And they tried to confuse any independent searcher by drawing more veils and paradoxes across the path. Finally, in the 1920s, some real left-handed monkey wrenches in one of these mystic lodges recruited
Adolph Hitler, and he not only read the book backward, like all of them, but insisted on believing it was the story of the exterior, physical universe. 

"Here, let me show you. The last card, Trump 21, is really the first. It's where we all start from." She held up the card known as the World. "This is the Abyss of Hallucinations. This is where our attention is usually focused. It is entirely constructed by our senses and our projected emotions, as modern psychology and ancient Buddhism both testify— but it is what most people call 'reality.' They are conditioned to accept it, and not to inquire further, because only in this dream-walking state can they be governed by those who wish to govern." 

Miss Portinari held up the next card, the Last Judgment. "Key 20, or Trump 20, or Atu 20, whichever
terminology you prefer. It's actually second. This is the nightmare to which the soul awakes if it
begins, even in the slightest, to question reality as defined by society. When you discover, for
instance, that you're not heterosexual but heterosexual-homosexual, not obedient but obedient-rebellious, not loving but loving-hating. And that society is not wise, orderly, just, and decent but
wise-stupid, orderly-chaotic, just-unjust, and decent-indecent. This is an internal discovery— this
whole trip is an internal voyage— and this is really the second stage. But if one thinks of the story as
the story of the external world, and if the order is reversed, this comes as the penultimate
Armageddon with Trump 21, the World, being the Kingdom of Saints. The error of the apocalyptic
sects, and of the Illuminati from Weishaupt to Hitler, leading to an attempt to actually carry it out,
with ovens for the Jews and gypsies and other 'inferiors' and the promise of a Brave New World for
the purs, faithful, and Aryan afterward. Do you see what I mean about confusing the map with the

"The next card is the Sun, which really means Osiris Risen— or, in terms of the offshot of the Osirian religion most popular in the last two millenniums, Jesus Risen. This is what happens if you survive the Last Judgment, or Dark Night of the Soul, without becoming some kind of fanatic or lunatic. Eventually, if you miss those attractive and pernicious alternatives, the redemptive force appears: the internal Sun. Once again, if you project this outward and think that the Sun in the sky, or some Sunlike divine man, has redeemed you, you can lapse into lunacy or fanaticism. In Hitler's case it was Karl Haushofer, or Wotan appearing in the form of Karl Haushofer. For most of the nuts you meet handing out tracts on the street, it's Jesus, or Jehovah appearing in the form of Jesus. For Elijah Mohammed, it was W. D. Fard, or Allah appearing in the form of W. D. Fard. So it goes. Those who do not confuse the levels realize it's the redemptive force within themselves and pass on to Key 18, the Moon . . ." 

The next half-hour passed rapidly— so rapidly that Joe wondered afterward if Miss Portinari had slipped them still another drug, one that speeded time up as much as psychedelics slowed it down.  "Last," Miss Portinari said finally, "is the Fool, Key 0. He walks over the edge of the cliff, careless of the danger. The wind blows wither it will; even so are all they that are reborn of the Spirit.' In short, he has conquered Death. Nothing can frighten him, and he can never be enslaved. It's the end of the trip, and keeping humanity from getting there is the chief business of every governing group."  "And that's it," Joe said. "Twenty-two stages. Not twenty-three. Thank God we got away from Simon's Magic Number for a while." 

"No," Miss Portinari said, "Tarot is an anagram on rota, remember? The extra t reminds you that the Wheel turns back to rejoin itself. There is a twenty-third step, and it's right where you started, only now you face it without fear." She held up the World again. "At first, mountains are mountains. Then mountains are no longer mountains. Finally mountains are mountains again. Only the name of the voyager has changed to preserve his Innocence." She pushed the cards together and stacked them neatly. "There are a million other holy books, in words and pictures and even in music, and they all tell the same story. The most important lesson of all, the one that explains all the horrors and miseries of the world, is that you can get off the Wheel at any point and declare the trip is over. That's okay for any given man or woman, if their ambitions are modest. The trouble starts when, out of fear of further movement — out of fear of growth, out of fear of change, out of fear of Death, out of any kind of fear— such a person tries to stop the Wheel literally, by stopping everybody else.

That's when the two great bum trips begin: Religion and Government. The only religion consistent
with the whole Wheel is private and personal; the only government consistent with it is self-government. Whoever tries to lay his trip on others is acting from terror, and will soon resort to terror as a weapon if the others won't accept the trip through persuasion. Nobody who understands the whole Wheel will do that, however, for such people understand that every man and every woman and every child is the Self-Begotten One—Jesus motherfucking Christ, in Harry's gorgeous brand of English." 

"But," George asked, frowning, "hasn't Hagbard been trying pretty hard to lay his trip on everybody?
At least lately?" 

"Yes," Miss Portinari said. "In self-defense, and in defense of all life on earth, he broke the basic rule
of wisdom. He fully expects to pay for that violation. We are waiting for the bill to be presented. I,
personally, do not think that we will have to wait very long."

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

Illuminatus! The characters... OM

So I had to stop reading Illuminatus twice before cause I just lost track of the redonculous amount of characters, which is just another part of OM (Operation Mindfuck), so just cause I really don't know what to post lately (in my defense, I'm learning Japanese and it's taking quite a bit of my time), here's my notepad file with the characters I used to keep track of things, digging into my other Illuminatus! textfiles to find some more excerpts.

Nkrumah Fubar. starts narration. voodoo.
Howard... the dolphin
Hagbard Celine. Badass mofo.
Rebecca Goodman, wife of saul Goodman
Saul Goodman, cop inspector homicide
Sandra, dead former wife of Goodman
Barney Muldoon, friend of Saul, cop, head bombsquad
Joseph Malik, editor of Confrontation (left-center magazine)
Dan Pricefixer, a redheaded young detective on Muldoon's staff
James Patrick Hennessy, police patrolman, egyptian mouthbreeder fish collector
George Dorn, once wanted to shoot JPH. Staff Writer Confrontation shoulder-length blond hair
Harry Coin - 'shot' jfk, in cell with dorn, 'killed' (not)
Carmel Las Vegas Date Street pimp
Sherri Brandi (born Sharon O'Farrell) Las Vegas
Banana-Nose Maldonado Las Vegas mobster gives Carmel permission to operate
Captain Ernesto Tequilla -> generalissimo Coup d'Etat FP 1970s
Edward Luttwak's author Coup d'Etat: A Practical Handbook
Robinson & Lehrman: possible CIA double Agents on Barney Muldoon's staff
Spectre: Illuminati in james bond
Peter Jackson: associate editor of Joseph Malik
Dr. Charles Mocenigo anthrax scientist
August Personage - sticker clark knows Phonebooth
Simon Moon (chicago) adviser to Teenset magazine on Illuminati affairs and instructor in sexual yoga to numerous black young ladies (like mary lou)
Mary Lou Servix - tantra
Arthur Flegenheimer (alias "The Dutchman," alias "Dutch Schultz") (murdered) Robert putney drake's psychic twin
Robert Putney Drake (banker boston) art connaisseur personally talked to Carl Jung about the archetypes of the collective unconscious, the I Ching, and
the principle of synchronicity - banker family, psychology student before banker
british intelligence: 00005 (fishion chips) & W.
frank sullivan, old man
Mao Tsu-Hsi
bernard barker cia bay of pigs, guy on grassy knoll, former servant of both batista and astro
Atlanta Hope, the leader of God's Lightning, 1 of the illuminati five (vroeger mavis) women's lib, activist, right wing
Tobias Knight, loan from fbi to cia, A.A. and Illuminati
jim cartwright: "Episkopos Jim Cartwright of the Mad Dog Cabal. we let celine's crowd take dorn, according to plan.
mavis: broke george dorn out of jail, one of the former illuminati five
zev hirsh ny: cop
James J. (Smiling Jim) Treponema - president of knights of christianity united in faith
James V. Riley, who is a sergeant on the Dayton police force
james mallison reporter
James Walking Bear
Concepcion Galore in santa isobel, fernando p. - killed
Fission Chips englishman = 00005
Danny Pricefixer at headquarters cop (saul & barney)
Patricia Walsh worked at confrontation, disappeared
Ben Volpe, younger man, does business with banana-nose-maldonado, also had to shoot kennedy but says 3 shots came from the grassy knoll and he didn't fire.
State's Attorney Milo A. Flanagan whose name in the Order was Brother Johann Beghard -Fourth-degree Illuminatus Police Sergeant Otto Waterhouse werkt voor syndicate, illuminati & discordians.
the Syndicate, organized crime Drake and Maldonado much bigger than the Maffia.
"We need ten sensitives of the fifth grade to form the pentacle, and we've only got seven."
Flanagan shook his head. "There are seventeen fifth graders in Europe, eight in Africa, and 23 scattered around the rest of the world.
hippie named Skip Lynch
Richard Jung, Drake's chief counselor.
Doc Iggy. Dr. Ignotum P. Ignotius
Ancient Illuminated Seers of Bavaria AISB
anthropologist J. N. Marsh, of Miskatonic University
Senator Edward Coke Bacon, the nation's most distinguished liberal and leading hope of all those young people who hadn't yet joined Morituri groups.
Mrs. Edward Coke Bacon
Albert "the Teacher" Stern (dumb junkie)
Mendy Weiss
Mr. Lucky Luciano and Mr. Alphonse "Scarface" Capone
Jimmy the Shrew, Charley the Bug and Mendy Weiss, killers of the dutchman
Louis Lepke - the butcher born Louis Buchalter, of the organization later to be named Murder Inc.
Tom Dewey
Charles Luciano
Eddie Vitelli, of the Providence gambling, heroin and prostitution Vitellis,
Harold Canvera shot jfk accountant front groups, killed by maffia cause of sleeping with big shot Ronald Acconci God Lightning's daughter Cassandra
Cassandra Acconci pregnant by Harold Canvera
Ronald Acconci, Chicago Regional Commander of God's Lightning and a long-time contributor to KCUF.
State's Attorney Milo A. Flanagan
Basil Banghart, another FBI agent, in an office in Washington
Epicene Wildeblood
The Midget, Markoff Chaney/Markoff Chancy
Peter Kurten of the CIA
Esperando Despond, government agent, looking for the woman
dr Naismith: nixon statue scam
Bonnie Quint. prostitute
Fred Filiarisus health gov scientist - illuminati 5
AMA - American Medical Association - illuminati
Mama Sutra
Taffy Rhinestone, fictional female heroin in Atlanta Hope's book, also real woman who works at Alligator Control underneath UN hq.
Diamond Jim Rhinestone Taffy's evil brother
Ringo Erigena p311 :p
Melvin Purvis, the agent who gunned Dillinger down in Chicago
Hassan i Sabbah X black dealer
Franklin Delano Roosevelt. former US president, now boss alligator control lol.
Billie Freshette cop
john dillinger = Mr. Sullivan

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

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Web Randomness

Thanks to Relaxed Focus for most of these.


Property is theft 
Property is liberty. 
Property is impossible. 
Consistency is the hobgoblin of small minds. 
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.