Building Walls, Building Bridges and Ghosts of the White House

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The week we have all been dreading has finally arrived. The Orange Warthog takes office this Friday. Truthfully, I don’t think he’s all that smart in terms of decision-making. I don’t even think the guy knows his ass from his armpit about basic civics. I think it’s going to be another presidency like George W. Bush’s where the actual president does absolutely nothing but his coterie of Machiavellian advisors around him will run the show. I also think there’s something called the Deep State which will run the show. That’s the part of the government that no one really knows about, deeply embedded actors who make sure that things like the military-industrial complex, the intelligence community and business keep going no matter what. Piss off Deep State actors and they’ll get rid of you.

I’ve recently just finished watching all 12 episodes of  Oliver Stone’s “The Untold History of the United States” since it’s on Netflix (most of the episodes are on Youtube as well). If you have a couple of rainy Sundays in a row and nothing to do, it is definitely worth a watch. Just excellent documentary film-making and little known factoids about American history this past century which hardly any history class will teach you. In light of this series, I’m sure there is a Deep State at work. They are the exact same interests that kept Bernie Sanders out, will try to ensure that Bernie and the progressives do not take control of the Democratic Party and will either assassinate or impeach Trump if he goes too far. They’ve done it before and they’ll do it again. They killed JFK and they did it to an almost forgotten icon of American progressive thought, Henry A. Wallace.

Henry A. Wallace, 33rd Vice President of the US, should have been President.

Henry A. Wallace, 33rd Vice President of the US, should have been President.

I had no idea who Wallace was until I watched the series but after I did and did some more reading about him, I was floored.

Henry A. Wallace was President Roosevelt’s vice-president. A trained agro-economist from Iowa, his father was Secretary of the Department of Agriculture under President Calvin Coolidge’s cabinet. Wallace went on to come up with new varieties of blight-resistant corn and poultry and eventually run the same office as his father. Wallace saw what the Great Depression was doing to people in the country and was obsessed with farmers being able to produce food to feed everyone.  He saw to it that food prices deliberately stayed low. When FDR tapped him as to be his VP during his third administration at the height of World War II, Wallace was wildly popular all over the world. Fluent in Spanish, he was received as royalty in South America. As a child, one of the first African-American scientists, George Washington Carver, stayed with the family and befriended Wallace and taught him all about genetics in botany. After that he was a lifelong advocate of civil rights 40 years before it became a reality and had no time for racists or bigots since he knew racism was a form of ignorance. He hated colonialism and imperialism and felt that the people of Asia, Africa and South America deserved to chart their own future. He was for equal pay for women, a national health care system which covered everyone and supported unions. Even Josef Stalin had huge respect for the man. In fact Wallace was loved by just about everyone except Big Business and Winston Churchill.

The Conservative South hated Wallace because he refused to look at the black man as inferior and wanted to dialogue with the Russians instead of demonizing them. Business interests hated him because he was on the left. Wallace gained the hatred of Winston Churchill  when he gave his “Century of the Common Man” speech and decried imperialism, something which Churchill would not give up. One of Churchill’s non-negotiables for WWII was that the British Empire must continue and the trading and shipping routes from Britain’s colonies in Asia and Africa as well as oil from Persia had to be safeguarded and defended at all costs.

By Roosevelt’s third term, Wallace’s popularity was unprecedented among common folks and voters, but he was equally despised by Democratic Party bosses. When Roosevelt was up for election for an unheard of fourth term, DNC bosses manipulated the DNC convention so that a feeble, ill-experienced puppet like Harry Truman got the VP nomination instead and that Wallace was blocked out under the most extraordinary and blatant of circumstances. When FDR died a few weeks later, Truman became president and among other things, dropped the bomb on Japan when Japan was ready to surrender anyway. One of the biggest “What if’s?” of American history is what if Henry Wallace had become president instead? Maybe there would not have been an atom bomb, maybe no Cold War, civil rights may have happened sooner. We’ll never know. The establishment narrative has practically wiped him and his endeavors away from the history books.

Wallace in 1962, with his chickens.

Wallace in 1962, with his chickens.

There’s another side to the Henry Wallace story which fascinates me. He was a polymath with a myriad of interests, constantly solving problems and asking questions but the man was also mystically inclined. He had a deep and profound interest in religion and all forms of spirituality and mysticism with the ultimate question of mankind’s evolution, not unlike Sri Aurobindo and his writings on man’s ultimate destiny. He read up on Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam and Theosophy. Wallace was very good friends with Russian mystical painter Nicholas Roerich.

“Elijah the Prophet” by Nicholas Roerich

In fact it was Wallace who had sent Roerich to Central Asia and the Himalayas to look for resistant, hearty strains of grass to bring back and study for planting in arid areas in the US.  It was Wallace, under advice from Roerich, who convinced FDR to place the Seal of the Freemasons on the American dollar bill, the pyramid with the all-seeing eye. Wallace’s friendship with Roerich was ultimately used against him as well politically. Wallace died in 1965 but as recently as 2005, when his son died, it seems that the Wallace family tradition of looking after the land and pushing the boundaries of inquiry still continued.

When I look at what happened to Henry Wallace in 1944, I realize that what happened to Bernie Sanders in 2016 was just history repeating itself. Big Business and the Deep State would rather see a population starve itself to death, die from lack of medicine, drink poisoned water, shoot each other, become dumbed-down than lose even a single penny in profits.  The nation-state as we know it is a corporation and their job is to make money. They don’t give a shit about its citizens except knowing how productive they are so they can make money off of them. So it basically means it is up to us to look after ourselves and each other.(<–that’s why I have anarchist leanings).

Dude, do it!

Dude, do it!

For years, there have been stories circulating that the White House is haunted and houses several spirits and poltergeists. There have been sightings and encounters with Abraham Lincoln (Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands apparently fainted and a stark-naked Winston Churchill dropped his towel). A black cat apparition is usually seen before disaster and the last sighting was before President Kennedy was killed. Even Michelle Obama has gone on the record to say that she’s experienced something there. I don’t know if The Orange Warthog (TOW) will actually have an office there, which he works out of regularly, but it would seem Ivanka and her idiot husband Jared Kushner will. I only hope that the ghosts of past presidents haunt them or at the very least scare the living daylights out of them. That would be kind of great.

The wall separating Gaza.

The wall separating Gaza.

A wall went up in Berlin and came down in 1989. TOW  wants to build a wall along Mexico, like Israel has along Gaza. FDR had Japanese-Americans rounded up and put into internment camps. TOW wants a registry of Muslims. The era of Walls is behind us, we should be building bridges instead. The earth  and the cosmos is pushing to go in one direction of Unity and these feeble-minded politicians are intent in going in the opposite direction of separation.  The cosmos will win out eventually.

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The End of the New Age, what’s ahead and The Loss of an Angel

Now everybody’s talking about this new decade
Like you say the magic number
Then just say goodbye to
The stupid mistakes you made
Oh, my memory serves me far too well

Don’t you know that
The years will come and go
Some of us will change our lives
Some of us still have nothing to show
Nothing, baby
But memories

“Waiting for That Day (You can’t Always Get what You Want)”
George Michael from “Listen Without Prejudice”

Well 2017 is here. My own feeling is that from an energetic point of view is that it will be a better year than 2016 (I mean short of nuclear war, could it really get worse?). It’s part of the transition years which will see old orders and old ways of doing things fade away and new models and ideas take root. Most of that is of course up to us individually which is why I can’t stress that emotionally getting yourself to a positive place first is of paramount importance. If we can project ourselves to that happy, magnanimous place first, on an individual level, it will have a ripple effect.

You absolutely cannot get a positive outcome to anything if you’re on a negative train. I’m not saying that people need to become Pollyanna-ish and unrealistic but rather when you do things or think things which make you feel better, stronger, more empowered, whether that is joining a political demonstration like the Women’s March which is happening on the day after Inauguration Day in DC, stop thinking thoughts which place you in a negative whirlpool of emotion, or cutting ties with people who no longer serve you or do you any good, you can’t help but feel better and that then opens other possibilities.

Bye-bye.

Bye-bye.

There is great article over at New Dawn magazine by Richard Smoley called “What Happened to the New Age? Sorting Truth from Nonsense” and it’s definitely worth a read. Basically what he’s saying is that the “truisms” of the New Age movement, even if partially true, are now outdated completely. A new mold needs to be created. Everything just feels old and stale. The time of reading about this stuff or buying “spiritual” paraphernalia is over. It’s now time for things to be anchoring in direct personal experience otherwise it’s meaningless.

Steve Judd and Carl Boudreau have both said that the energies of 2016 will continue for the first two months of 2017. After that, real change and real possibilities will start to come in and pick up speed for those who want it. Fortunately or unfortunately, depending on your own personal perspective and preference, 2017 is going to be a year where things will be in the ethers, so this is the time to start dreaming, strategizing and lining up your visions. The energy of 2018 will be much more grounded so that’s when you put your plans and dreams into concrete action. Plan wisely.


George Michael (1963-2016)

Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou aka. George Michael (1963-2016)

I don’t know why but the death of George Michael left me ending 2016 in a somewhat saddened state. When someone’s music you grew up with dies, a part of you dies with them because of all the memories that music brings you. It defines certain periods and moments in your life. I never saw George Michael in concert, though I regret it now that I didn’t go. George Michael was one of those artists that everyone, and I mean EVERYONE liked at least one of his songs. His music reached out across different genres, styles and crowds. My Caribbean-Canadian and African friends all loved his dance music because he understood funk, R & B and the importance of a wicked groove. My friends who were into hard rock and heavy metal all liked the ‘Faith” album. All my gay friends adored him especially back in 1988 when we were all 15 year olds still stuck in secondary school in a socially claustrophobic suburb and “I Want Your Sex” suddenly landed on the radio and the video was rarely shown because it was so controversial. It was all so taboo and risqué at the time so naturally we went crazy.

I’ve been re-watching all his old videos, in some cases for the first time after 26 years and seeing some interviews for the first time ever and I think what Michael taps into (for me anyway) is that his music brings you right back to a certain time and place in your life. Really good music will do that for you. I was a kid when I first saw the video for “Bad Boys”. All the songs from “Make it Big” reminds me of all the those awful, insecure years as a pre-teen. The lyrics of “Waiting for That Day” brings me back to my first serious break-up and how its pointless to try to get someone back who isn’t good for you anyway. “Fastlove” came out right about when I graduated from university and still in love with someone there.

I think he was grossly misunderstood. The fact that since his death, it’s quickly emerging he was one of the biggest private philanthropists to various charities in Great Britain, particularly those charities related to helping out troubled children, nurses and the NHS and health care research particularly in the aftermath of his mother’s death due to ovarian cancer in 1997. That he regularly volunteered at a London-area homeless shelter anonymously. That his staggering philanthropy was completely private and anonymous is amazing especially in this day and age where any little thing is quickly picked up as news.

Michael even admitted in interviews that his creativity was directly related to his own spirituality and that he only produced 5 albums over a span of 25 years was the fact that he was gutted emotionally and spiritually especially when his Brazilian partner and soul mate, Anselmo Feleppa died of AIDS. Anselmo was the one who made Michael A) realize he was gay and not bisexual B) that it was real love which made him realize who he really was. Michael had barely finished grieving over Anselmo’s death when he then lost his mother Leslie. I don’t think he was ever the same again after that. The sugar-coated pop icon with the deep tan, frosted hair tips and giant white Katherine Hamnett T-shirts was gone.

I think what’s amazing that Michael, once he accepted he was gay, he was completely unapologetic about his sexuality and lifestyle. He wore himself completely on his sleeve. He was what people in the LGBTQ+ crowd call a “bad gay”. Talk to any London cabbie and they’ll probably be able to tell you about his nocturnal visits to London’s leather-boy gay bars and dungeons as well as his frequent visits to Hampstead Heath, a wooded park area in northern London which is well-known for gay cruising among the trees and bushes. One paparazzo tried following him into the Heath one night and Micheal, in his typical cheeky way asked, “Are you  gay? No? Well fuck off then.” Famous or not, there are not a lot of people in the world who are that honest and I have more respect for the person who is honest about themselves and doesn’t hide who they are even if they are a “bad gay” than the poser, fake New Ager, fake guru, fake priest etc. who is preaching “Love and Light”, loving thy neighbor and then acting like a cretinous douche bag when no one was looking.

There was of course the infamous  1998 incident in the public washroom in Beverly Hills where he was outed in a sting operation by a police officer for “lewd behavior”. Michael just took it in stride and used the incident to come “out” to the world at large. But then he turned it around and sent the classiest, funniest, giant “Fuck You” to the LAPD and homophobic jerks everywhere with the boom-cha-ka-wa-wa single and video of “Outside” extolling the virtues of outdoor sex for straight or LGBT couples alike. Dressed as a police officer, Micheal celebrates what happened in a public toilet which then becomes a disco.

Little-known fact but Michael was very political as well and had strong leftist sympathies. He absolutely hated the way Tony Blair acted as George Bush Jr’s lap dog in the lead-up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq. He wrote “Shoot the Dog” and the video pretty much tells it all. Because of his public and vocal disapproval of the war, he also raised the ire of another right-wing nut, Rupert Murdoch who then saw to it that Michael was painted as a troubled, mentally unstable, drug-addled dirty gay man in all his newspapers and tabloids. At the time, Michael was attacked viciously for his stance but now in hindsight, he was right on the money.  (at 7:15 in the video, watch all 4 parts of the interview if you can. Fantastic) Name me one major mainstream pop music act in today’s music scene who is willing to take a stand like Michael did, say about Syria or what might happen if Trump starts off a war with whoever? Taylor Swift? Katy Perry? Justin Timberlake? Yeah right.

Micheal battled depression for most of his adult life and things like grief and dealing with fame compounded it. He also admitted he was extremely emotionally immature and stunted when he first became famous. I think that would explain his risky behavior, drug addiction and troubled life.  At the same time, I can’t help but get the sense of what a generous, big-hearted, intelligent, humble, grounded person he was, who was grateful for what he had but at the same time, scared and unsure of what to do.

Apparently he was very cognizant of the world politically and it affected him deeply how much people were suffering and used his money to help others. I don’t know if you know people like this in your own life, but there’s a certain type of decent person who gets terribly shy and embarrassed when they get caught doing something good or other people see them doing something good. So to avoid the embarrassment, they do everything secretly. I’m almost certain George Michael was like that just based on the stories which are coming out now. He was constantly making fun of himself in interviews. I don’t think he fully realized just how much joy his music bought to his fans and what his music meant to millions on an emotional level or how much of a gay icon he was and is.

One of my personal heroes is Queen guitarist Brian May. Michael of course did a blistering rendition of Queen’s “Somebody to Love” at the Freddie Mercury tribute concert which surviving members of Queen have gone on the record to say it was the best version they had ever seen. May tweeted this about Micheal’s death and I think he pretty much nailed it. “I don’t have the words. This year has cruelly taken so many fine people way too young. And George? That gentle boy? All that beautiful talent? Can’t begin to compute this. RIP George. Sing with Freddie. And the Angels.”

 

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Energy in Flux and on the Precipice

I’m guessing everyone is pretty much waiting for 2016 to be over and done with? I know I am. I should have taken David Bowie’s death within the first 10 days of 2016 as an omen of how the year was going to turn out…
I don’t think anyone could have accurately predicted with any semblance of confidence what was going to happen this past year. (Remember waaayyy back when we all assumed the 2016 American election was going to be an inevitable showdown between Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush? Ha ha!)
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Remember in “The Lord of the Rings” how Sauron and the forces of darkness were slowly taking over Middle Earth, yet there were a few islands of safety left, like The Shire, the Elvish kingdoms of Rivendell and Lothlorien? Increasingly, like Sauron’s minions, it seems our world is also succumbing to the darker impulses of humanity.

Fear, greed and ignorance will do that to you. Right-wing movements and totalitarian governments are on the rise from Europe to India to Turkey. The United States of America elected in the United Snakes of America. The ugly spectre of racial intolerance and bigotry has raised its head again. Everyone in the UK and Europe going nuts over Brexit.

Don’t get me wrong, Canada has its problems too. Justin Trudeau has made a massive weapons sale to the bat-shit craziest country on Earth, Saudi Arabia. When the oil wars subside and the water wars begin (and that is definitely coming down the pipeline, bet on it), Canada, Russia, Argentina, Chile and Scandinavia, because of all our snow and fresh-water lakes, will of course be the world’s water super-powers. Conflict will come here eventually too. Even so, boring old Canada seems to feel like one of those few islands of safety and rationality for the moment.

Fights broke out at Trump rallies all the time, usually along racial lines.

Fights broke out at Trump rallies all the time, usually along racial lines.

I cannot remember a time when it felt like the energy and ethos of the times was in such dramatic flux. And so polarized. Right against Left. White against Black. Rich against the poor and middle class. David Icke has said that the years 2016-2020/21 will be the defining years of which path humanity will take, either an Orwellian nightmare or a chance to renew itself completely. The Irish mystic Lorna Byrne has said that in her visions, the forces of good and evil are gathering in the spiritual world and a superficial look at the world around us would seem to verify that claim. (David, if you read this, I know you’re going to be in Dublin in 2017 –  I would LOVE to see you and Lorna sit down for a chat and exchange notes.)
When you have such a conservative magazine like The Economist doing a parody of the Tarot cards for their cover, then you know something strange is up.

When you have such a conservative magazine like The Economist doing a parody of the Tarot cards for their cover, then you know something strange is up.

Reading through some of the websites of the alternative news community  and research communities and you quickly realize no one really, truly knows what we’re headed towards only that the ground is shifting under our feet constantly and it’s really hard to hold on to anything solid. Almost daily, there seems to be some level of craziness taking place somewhere like this past week’s assassination of the Russian ambassador to Turkey.

 

I don't want to make light of what happened but did this guy watch Quentin Tarantino's "Reservoir Dogs" before doing this? (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)

I don’t want to make light of what happened but did this guy watch Quentin Tarantino’s “Reservoir Dogs” before doing this? (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)

On a deeper level, maybe that is the whole point. That we shouldn’t be holding on to anything anymore and be able to stand on our own, from within our own strength, figuratively speaking. That the chalkboard is being deliberately being wiped clean and we have been given a chance to create what we want to see and not what someone else tells us to see. It is an empowering place to be in but can also be a terrifying one if you’re not used to it or ready for it.  It just feels like we’re all on some kind of precipice.

I hope all of you have a safe time with family and friends celebrating whatever it is you chose to celebrate, whether it is/was Yule, Christmas, Hanukkah, Happy Turkey Dinner Day, Kwanzaa or New Year’s, in whatever way you chose to celebrate. Thank you to those readers who continue to read this strange blog of mine. It always surprises me that people are interested in anything I have to say or write.

Onward and upward.

EER

P.S
To anyone who may be interested on the topic of the cultural appropriation of yoga, bullshit spirituality  and similar issues, on Monday, December 26th at 4pm Eastern Standard Time, I will be on Montreal’s Southeast Asian community’s radio station Radio Humsafar discussing these topics. Tune in, online and maybe even call in!
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Tulpas, Thought-Forms and going into the Vortex

“In as much as the mind creates the world of appearances, it can create any particular object desired. The process consists of giving palpable being to a visualization, in very much the same manner as an architect gives concrete expression in three dimensions to his abstract concepts after first having given them expression in the two-dimensions of his blue-print. The Tibetans call the One Mind’s concretized visualization the Khorva (Hkhorva), equivalent to the Sanskrit Sangsara; that of an incarnate deity, like the Dalai or Tashi Lama, they call a Tul-ku (Sprul-sku), and that of a magician a Tul-pa (Sprul-pa), meaning a magically produced illusion or creation. A master of yoga can dissolve a Tul-pa as readily as he can create it; and his own illusory human body, or Tul-ku, he can likewise dissolve, and thus outwit Death. Sometimes, by means of this magic, one human form can be amalgamated with another, as in the instance of the wife of Marpa, guru of Milarepa, who ended her life by incorporating herself in the body of Marpa.”

W.Y Evans-Wentz

“Visualizing mental formations, either voluntarily or not, is a most mysterious process. What becomes of these creations? May it not be that like children of your flesh, these children of our mind separate their lives from ours, escape our control, and play parts of their own? Must we not also consider that we are not the only ones capable of creating such formation? And if such entities exist in the world, are we not liable to come into touch with them, either by the will of their maker or from some other cause?”

– As related to Alexandra David-Neel by Tibetan adept Kushog Wanchen in “Magic and Mystery in Tibet”

I’ve been knee-deep in reading a few books right now, namely Neil Kramer‘s “The Unfoldment” (fantastic), Bulgarian spiritual master Beinsa Douno/Peter Deunov (heavy duty Gnostic mysticism) and American New Age motivational speaker/channeler Esther and Jerry Hicks and their Abraham Hicks material (there are literally thousands of Abraham videos on Youtube now).

It was Neil’s book which first brought me into contact with the idea of tulpas, spiritual creatures/beings created by pure thought and meditation. It comes from the original Bon pagan religion of ancient Tibet which then became absorbed into Tibetan Buddhism when that religion came into the area. The Tibetan Buddhists have very detailed and meticulous teachings around how to create tulpas but these teachings are very dangerous and they come with many, many warnings. Normally they are reserved only for advanced adepts and monks with sufficient spiritual maturity. As Kushog Wanchen warned ” One must know how to protect oneself against the tigers to which one has given birth, as well as those that have been begotten by others.” Recently, VICE covered a story about a whole online subculture of tulpamancy but somehow a bunch of online gamers and anime freaks creating imaginary friends isn’t something I can take that very seriously.
It’s easy to dismiss these things as stories but when you really sit down and think about it, everything which controls us in our minute-by-minute life is our mind and our mind is a collection and population of our  thoughts and ideas. We’re also motivated by feelings, both conscious and unconscious but the origin of feelings is not the mind and brain, but rather the body itself, I believe. It takes an enormous amount of discipline, life experience, insight and training to define them, identify them, separate them, and “see” them and then, work with them.
There's a world of a difference between thoughts and feelings.

There’s a world of a difference between thoughts and feelings.

Here’s a trick I learned during my time as a hospital chaplain. The next time you’re talking to a friend and they’re telling you about a personal problem, just ask them how it makes them FEEL. I can almost guarantee they’ll reply with something like “Well I think, this means blah, blah, blah…” Again repeat, how did it make them feel. Don’t stop till they name a real emotion. It takes a few tries before it dawns on them to express what emotion they are experiencing or experienced, before they say something honest like “I feel angry” or “I felt scared”. That’s where the truth finally begins. It just goes to show you how disconnected many people are from their own emotions. (Pro-tip: people who don’t fess up to their own emotions and are obsessed in hiding them under a veneer of friendliness, coyness or control, drop them ASAP. They usually end up as duplicitous types, in my experience.)

I’ve been grappling with the whole you-create-your-own-reality thing for a long time. Most of the time, it comes across as a kind of conceited smugness which annoys the living hell out of me and places the blame-game on people who in some cases, are suffering deeply. When someone reads “The Secret” in a place like Syria and a bomb eviscerates their home, did their “vibration” attract it? Did their thoughts create that reality? Was it their fault? Did their energy attract that bomb?

If it's so easy why aren't we all rich?

If it’s so easy why aren’t we all rich?

That’s why writers like Napoleon Hill, Norman Vincent Peale or motivational speakers like Anthony Robbins, bother me to no end. I get where they are coming from but I find when an immature civilization (i.e Western and Occidental)  tries to express advanced spiritual teachings, they don’t quite verbalize it or express it in an intelligent, wise, mature, logical or compassionate way. The focus always inevitably is about attracting money.

Want to start from a legitimate place? Start with this book.

Want to start from a legitimate place? Start with this book.

On the other hand, when you start reading no-bullshit spiritual masters like Deunov or Aivanhoc, it becomes very clear how our thoughts control us and how to put out positive thoughts out there, how to change our perspective in a good way and in doing so, change our outlook and energy completely. Prayer and meditation help but it’s also tapping into expansive feelings and sensations within the body itself. When your energy and emotions change, then magic can happen. I’ve had moments in my life where  peak spiritual experiences took place, not full-on samadhi or nirvana, but where there was almost a swirling, light-hearted, floating feeling in my solar plexus, with almost unbelievable happiness, clarity, expansiveness and easy joy. Those were times where it was impossible to feel anything negative. Whatever negative thought came, was easy to dismiss.

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I had heard of Abraham Hicks for years but never really paid any attention to the Abraham material because I’m normally leery of channeled stuff. For years Jerry and Esther Hicks had been distributing the Abraham materials via books, cruises, tapes, videos etc. It’s a veritable cottage industry which is usually a red flag for me. Jerry passed on a few years ago but Esther is still putting out Abraham material. According to Esther, Abraham isn’t a single entity but rather a collective of beings in much the same way esoteric musician Tom Kenyon channels a group called the Hathors.

In “Abraham-talk”, your spiritual body, chakras, soul etc. is called simply the Vortex. Because of my own personal experiences, I know at least “that” is real. Like I wrote earlier, there are thousands of Abraham videos. Some of it is very good and some of it is a bit hokey but one thing I will give them credit for is that some of the Abraham material is fantastic in helping someone change their perspective and take control of their thinking in a good way, even by an inch. In these trying times, it certainly can’t hurt.

Check them out and happy thought-form creation. In a good way 😉

 

 

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December 2016 Astrology – The Fog Lifts…somewhat

I seriously have not been in the mood to write at all since the election of the orange warthog.

Mostly because of just complete and utter disgust. There’s no point at this stage in pointing fingers only to say that the so-called political left in the US failed completely. First, the DNC by back-stabbing Bernie Sanders, probably the last decent man left in Senate for the sake of getting Hillary in. Second, so-called “progressives” who in an instant left the progressive camp and reverted back to the “liberal” camp when the fear factor set in. Instead of standing for their principles and protesting in the streets when Sanders was jettisoned (which they should have done), they let their worst fears guide them and they manifested it. Let this be a lesson that when collective fear sets it, it can realize its own worst nightmare scenario.

A few observations (not that I expect anyone to care):

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Liberalism as we know it is OUT, true progressives and real leftists are IN. The Democratic Party became the party of the champagne socialists and limousine liberals, in short people who are wealthy, well-connected, very much interested in keeping their money growing in place, but interested in liberal causes, things like affirmative action, being pro-choice for women, women’s rights, LGBTQ rights, minority rights. All good things to be sure but they lost sight of the true struggle. To use a Marxist-Leninist term which many Americans are very uncomfortable with, they lost sight of the CLASS struggle which this planet is engulfed in right now and which is now in their own backyard.

Marx's theory on class struggle has suddenly become relevant...

Marx’s theory on class struggle has suddenly become relevant…

The Democrats allied themselves with the 1% but the part of the 1% which is liberal in orientation. I’m talking about billionaire creeps like Jeffrey Epstein, Ron Burkle, Steve Bing, Silicon Valley princes like Sergei Brin, Mark Zuckerberg, media influencers like Lewis Lapham, that moron Rachel Maddow, and of course titans of Wall Street like folks over at Goldman Sachs and defense contractors like Raytheon. People with money who aren’t suffering at all. In fact, they should be called neo-liberals, not liberals because of the fusion with big money. The DNC became a party of ISSUES (and in the case of the Clintons, corporate opportunism) instead of CLASS. The DNC turned their back on the working poor, the middle class and blue-collar class, the marginalised, people who are really suffering. This is where the votes were. This is where the discontent is. This is where real power lies. Trump played this crowd like a fiddle and got in. He understood that kind of populism, albeit the vulgar variety.

The DNC don’t have fuck-all “soul-searching” to do. They just need to admit that “Clintonism” is OVER. If they want to win elections in the future, they need to turn their back on Big Money and go back to the proletariat. Fuck $10 000 per plate private fund-raisers in Beverly Hills and go back to crowd-funding from regular Joes like the way Bernie Sanders did this past year. I don’t have a lot of hope for the political left in the US. The old-guard pro-corporate Democrats and neo-liberals just don’t get it and don’t want to let go. Unless they’re flushed out, I don’t see change coming in that direction.

I do however see change coming from the masses, and in particular the young. The mass protests, the spontaneous mobilization of people and resources FROM THE GROUND UP is very, very hopeful. Green Party’s Jill Stein was the most unlikely candidate to come forward yet here she is, the so-called underdog, raising $6.5 million in less than a week, again from grass-roots crowd-funding for recounts in states which had razor-thin wins for Trump, states which are also traditionally Democrat yet went Republican, namely Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania.

Stein and the Greens have virtually nothing to gain from a recount, it’s not like they win anything, but Stein is a Harvard-trained medical doctor. And any doctor will tell you when they think something is wrong, diagnostic tests are called for, blood tests, urine tests , ultrasounds and x-rays. Likewise, I see absolutely nothing wrong is running regular diagnostics on any electoral system, make sure everything is working correctly. Of course Trump has gone ape-shit over this, and the Democrats only quietly gave their support AFTER Stein filed the official paperwork in Wisconsin. Further proof of how yellow-bellied the DNC is if you ask me. And no, George Soros isn’t funding Dr. Stein.

Another thing: The mainstream media, newspaper columnists, television political pundits, political scientists failed completely. Not one of them, not a single political scientist or academic correctly predicted Trump, save maybe three. One is Brown University professor, Mark Blyth, who has coined the term “Global Trumpism”.

The other died last year, Professor Sheldon Wolin who coined the term “Inverted Totalitarianism”.

The third is Slovenian rock-star Marxist philosopher Slavoj Zizek. Zizek is also correct that this is the best possible time to re-organize, re-strategize and re-think everything.


As far as I’m concerned the mainstream media need to be buried and forgotten about. Alternative media (and I don’t mean fake news sites either), independent researchers, dedicated vloggers and bloggers will be the way of the future.

So, what the hell does any of this have to do with December 2016’s astrology? Both Carl Boudreau and Steve Judd have pointed out there is a very strange and unusual influx of energy in the last week or so of December. Nothing has been set in stone and this is still a fluid situation. To use imagery from the tarot deck, The Fool has shown up. God knows what kind of monkey-wrench he’ll throw into the machinery.
Brace yourselves but do it happily.

 

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Earth 2.0 – Part IV, The Imminent Change of Dimension and its Primary Effects

"Sunrise by the Ocean" -By Vladimir Kush

“Sunrise by the Ocean” -By Vladimir Kush

( I am continuing with some more translated posts from the French blog, Ère Nouvelle by Olivier de Rouvroy. This post was originally written  in February 2012 so some of the material seems dated but I think there is some important tidbits for those who have a deeper metaphysical spiritual bent.  I’ve also added links and additional photos. I think the next few months, before Trump is inaugurated, the daily riots and demonstrations, the complete fear and uncertainty of this guy’s election means at least one thing, these are times of extreme confusion where the energy of people and indeed the earth itself , will be in flux. Nothing is written in stone. I will be writing more about this election later.)

The Mayan Calendar is far from the only source of the issues raised by the 2012 deadline. Although there is no question, strictly speaking, of an “end of the world”, questions of a scientific nature often do not meet the concerns of channels, mediums and contactees. Signs of accelerating climate change are increasing, along with our values and traditional references and their seeming collapse, one after the other. Everyone starts to fear the prospect of huge upheavals while they ignore Mother Nature and its consequences. Faced with the uncertainty and urgency of this situation that now seems out of control, many people are now falling into a kind of latent but contagious malaise.

Flooding in Galveston, Texas

Flooding in Galveston, Texas

The unprecedented cold wave that has invaded the whole of the northern hemisphere of the planet, is a sign, among many, of the great upheaval that is brewing. Even though it will probably be a very rapid transformation, the most sensitive and the most intuitive among us can already glimpse what these changes are which we will all have to go through. Indeed, we are about to get out of the third dimension and into the fourth. The whole planet, that is to say not only what is on the surface, but what is the inside and around it, will have to adapt to this change in dimension.

The Akashic Records of our universe, and the wisdom within it, which powerful spiritual masters and clairvoyants can access, indicate that,any change of dimension for a planet or planetary system is usually preceded by a weakening of the magnetic field and the erratic moving of the geomagnetic poles (This has been scientifically proven. Geologists have taken samples deep within the Earth’s crust and checked the magnetic polarity of these rock samples and indeed our poles have wobbled many, many times in the past). Climatic disturbances are amplified. Civilizations begin to disrupt and fracture. All political, economic and social factors that, under normal circumstances, allowed life to go on, decay and chaos sets in gradually. It usually takes a few months for 3D time to move from the third to the fourth dimension.

The last hours before the change of actual dimension is a very special time where the fourth dimension begins to overlap into the third. This produces strange events; people begin to perceive colors and forms which they were unaccustomed to before. Sometimes the nose appears to be getting longer, sometimes hair color changes (naturally); Some faces seem to radiate a wonderful warm, inner light, while others obviously begin to be afflicted with a “false” smile and appear incredibly ugly. The day such phenomena begins to occur on a mass scale, we can say that we have left the third earthly dimension for good.

Usually when these unusual events occur, it is a sign that the axis of the planet is changing, but we will not be aware of it because we’re so small. Of course, there is always a possibility that things are different because, while being part of the Whole, we are unique beings called to live out unique experience in the Akashic records, but the process takes place in principle. At least we can refer to what has already happened on other planets in our system, such as Jupiter or Venus which has been observed and confirmed for centuries by the greatest mystics, psychics and clairvoyants like Emmanuel Swedenborg, Nicolas Flamel, Charles H. Foster, William Eglington, Stainton Moses, Saint-Yves d’Alveydre, Helena Blavatsky, Alice Bailey, Franz Bardon, Samael Aun Weor, Rudolf Steiner, Edgar Cayce, Peter Deunov, Drunvalo Melchizedek, Joao de Deus (John of God) and many others.

Earth's geo-magnetic field, image from NASA

Earth’s geo-magnetic field, image from NASA

The first sign of a change in our global dimension is a very pronounced lowering of the magnetic field of the planet. Our scientists know that it has been declining over the past 2000 years, apparently since Jesus left this world. During the last 5 centuries, the field has considerably weakened. (Interesting. It coincided with the age of imperialism and colonialism, the mass industry of slavery, the genocide of Native Americans. Lower field, lower frequency of thought perhaps?). Gradually, as we approach the dimensional change, the magnetic field should logically be subject to increased disruption.

This is already noticeable. Airports have recently had to change their runways. Cetaceans are no longer following their migrations patterns to the same places. They need to rely on the natural magnetic lines to navigate, but they have changed enormously. This is why whales and dolphins are washing up more often on shores during their migrations. Until recently, most of these lines ran along the coast or went farther offshore, but now they pass over the mainland and landmasses. Cetaceans, which tend to follow them instinctively, run aground somewhere on the coast and they die there.

Similarly, the “rain” of dead birds that has been observed in many parts of the world over the last few years and most likely originate from the rapid changes to our planetary magnetic grid. The magnetic field will probably end up completely collapsing and fall to zero. We know with certainty that this has happened many times in the history of our planet and other planets of our system.

This is the probable reality: the magnetic field could indeed reverse its polarity and then simply return to its original configuration after reaching the zero point. It is not very important because we won’t find ourselves in this third dimension when it does occurs. Therefore, we will not have a direct personal experience of this change.

The abrupt change in the magnetic grid and the imbalance of the poles will be accompanied by a loss of energy density and an accelerated decline in the Schumann resonance, that is to say, the Earth’s frequency level, before the hitting zero and the manifestation of the new dimension. It is amusing to note that the US government has worked hard to try to prove to the public that such a change does not exist and it is a hoax, while the significant decrease in the Schumann resonance has been a scientifically proven fact for over a decade. If you really want to know the truth about it, read the reports of Russian scientists, particularly those of Grigory Petrovich Grabovoi particular. Western media regularly blacks out the findings of scientists from Russia.

Russian researchers have come to the conclusion that if the magnetic field dropped to zero and stayed there for about two weeks, all the inhabitants of the planet would be affected and become paranoid, begin to kill each other, and there would be a safe bet it ends in nuclear apocalypse.

Russian cosmonaut, Gherman Titov - he still holds the record for being the youngest man sent into space, at age 25.

Russian cosmonaut, Gherman Titov – he still holds the record for being the youngest man sent into space, at age 25.

The first cosmonauts were not equipped with generators when they went into space for the first time into space, that is to say, outside the area of influence and protection of Earth’s magnetic grid. Those who remained in the area without these transmitters for more than two weeks all experienced mental illness. This is exactly what happened after the “fall” of Atlantis, when the continent sank beneath the sea. Grid disturbances reached such a level that the population of the cataclysm survivors lost both any possibility of access to ancient powers of the ruling class and the possibility of direct connection to the matrix of Universal Knowledge.

The Russians have therefore developed a small generator, called a “resonator”, which is worn on the belt and that current cosmonauts always carry; it allows them to maintain a normal magnetic field around their body when they are in space. And NASA did exactly the same thing, even if they won’t admit it.

It may seem strange that the magnetic field of the planet can affect the emotions and render people as completely hysterical. Simply observe what happens every month at the time of the full moon: the distortion of the magnetic field is minimal; however, its effects are often spectacular. If you doubt this, check the police reports or emergency rooms in hospitals during the 3 days before, during and after every full moon: there are always more rapes, crimes and acts of violence during those three days than during the rest of the month combined. If the magnetic field were to fall to zero, we can obviously assume that the problem becomes catastrophic and large-scale.

Examining the Stock Exchange is also very instructive: its fluctuations are largely not based on analysis of economic performance, nor on the economic results of expectations but more on rumors and emotional impact. Over the last hundred years, all major stock market crashes started out by rumors. Knowing that emotion is directly related to the intensity of the magnetic field, it becomes easy to imagine the financial damage, and economic and social implications, that a sharp reduction in its intensity could result in. Today is one of the most likely reasons for the fall of the capitalist system.

The period preceding the change of dimension usually lasts a few months. Suppose the magnetic field of the planet is deformed and then disappears; people become like madmen. All systems in society which during normal times stayed in order, would collapse one after the other. The stock markets would collapse, governments can no longer function properly, martial law would be introduced in most countries, but it would have no positive effect, because the military would face the same problems as civilians, and would generally panic. Very quickly, goods could not be transported, and food supplies would start to fall; there would be no one to turn to for help. Paranoia would settle in overheated minds. People would begin to arm themselves and to kill at the slightest provocation. There would be no “island of peace” left anywhere on the planet.

We will indeed all soon find ourselves in a new dimension of existence and consciousness, which means that our current third dimension has completely disappeared as soon as the change occurs. Therefore this idea of “survivalism”, accumulating supplies and materials and hibernating like a bear in an underground shelter, and waiting it out for better days, is as absurd as it is ridiculous.

This backyard bunker will set you back $35 000.

This backyard bunker will set you back $USD 35 900 over at Atlas Survival Shelters.

What is needed is to prepare oneself to live in rather strange situations and experiences. You could – why not? – be sitting at home in your living room, when something suddenly arises from nowhere, something which you cannot explain. Something happens that has nothing to do with reality as you perceived or experienced until now. And you begin to see colours you’ve never seen in your life. They will be extremely bright and seem lit from within. Forms will emerge that you cannot explain and which seem to emit their own light rather than reflect it. These objects will be the strangest things you’ve ever seen.

According to mediums who have already experienced these kinds of situations, this phenomenon is quite natural. They simply advise not to panic and to remain calm as much as possible. They also suggest not to touch these objects. If you do, it will effectively bring you instantly and at an accelerated rate into the fourth dimension without sufficient preparation or readiness. It is better to go in gradually. These things are inevitable, since that seems to be the direction of cosmic evolution.

The other phenomenon that will inevitably take place concerns the nature of reality in which we are still locked in and the darker entities associated with involution and holding humankind back. The original reality was designed so that everything fitted in perfect harmony with the natural divine order. But in reality the Prince of this World, the technology which produces such ugly synthetic materials. These materials, which do not integrate with the harmony of the natural order, cannot enter the fourth dimension. They will return to the elements from which they were manufactured and came from.

Ciao!

Ciao!

It is possible to transfer synthetic material to a higher dimension, but it requires the use of a special energy field to keep it intact. Even in this case, and under optimal conditions, the synthetic materials can retain their stability only up to a certain point. There are also borderline cases such as glass, which is not very far from a compatible level with the divine natural order since glass is made from fine sand which has been heated to very high temperatures. But other materials are incompatible with multidimensionality, like plastics, therefore, they are much more unstable.

That means that some man-made objects according to their degree of stability, will disintegrate or literally melt before our eyes during the dimension change. Thus, most of vehicles that we currently use, such as cars, airplanes, locomotives , cargo ships are made of plastic and other very unstable composite materials; they not only do not work, but they will probably disintegrate in a very short time. Most modern buildings constructed of concrete will become too dangerous to inhabit.

The best place to be would be in Nature at the time of dimension change. But if you can’t be there, then there is no cause for concern. Just know that all synthetic objects are actually only materializations of thoughts created by and through the experience of the fallen angels. They do not exist in the deeper reality. (If you want a simplistic understanding of what a “deeper reality” is or means, read the last few chapters of C.S Lewis’s “The Last Battle”)

Spiritual Masters often rightly use the phrase “thought forms” to describe these artificial creations from the materialization of mental thought in our dimension. In other words, a person thinks up of an object, imagines it, then finds a way to build it or have it built by someone else. People create the object in one way or another and it appears on earth. All objects created by humans retain their shape thanks to the energy grid around the planet. It is this matrix that determines the overall level of the consciousness of all human beings incarnated on this plane of existence. This is a reality created by agreement and kept in place by this energy grid. (“Thought forms” have a formal name in Tibetan Buddhism, primarily the idea of “tulpas” which I’ll be writing about in the near future.)

When an individual who has shaped objects during his incarnation dies and therefore leaves the 3D experimental plane, the objects he left behind continue to exist in the dimension that was theirs at the time of their formation. But if the energy grid that preserves all these objects, itself begins to disintegrate, to dissolve, to finally disappear, all man-made objects which were the fruit of the spirit of man, will also disappear without a trace. Now this matrix should disintegrate when the next change of dimension. The good news is that, if this were to happen, it would only last a few hours in terms of 3D time.

Edgar Cayce had said repeatedly and Graham Hancock’s research is getting closer and closer to proving that there have already been many, very advanced civilizations on Earth (Atlantis, Lemuria/Mu, Hyperborea), yet there remains no trace of them. The reason is that their synthetic materials disintegrated and disappeared forever during the last change of dimension about 13 000 years ago, as it had already happened in other age changes. The universe always cleans the environment of the previous reality before the next show, which Initiates of ancient Egypt knew and had expressed with this aphorism: “For a shrine to appear, one other must first disappear. ” or as the ancient Hindus expressed in the Trimurti, Brahma the Creator, Vishnu the Preserver and Shiva the Destroyer or Transformer.

Members of advanced galactic civilizations have known this well and long. When changing dimension and wanting to leave no trace of their passage on a planet to respect the law of non-interference and non-involvement, they just need to take with them their own bodies and their natural and organic objects and abandon those they have created artificially. When they shift dimensions, these objects automatically disintegrate.

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Everyone who lives on this planet has already experienced a change of dimension. The fact of being born on Earth is proof enough. This is a cosmic fact. Regardless of who we are, we have all crossed the great void before we incarnate or reincarnate on this planet, and that is indeed a change of dimension. The day we were born on Earth as a little baby, we went through a change of dimension. We moved from one world to another. It is only because of the limitations on human memory in 3D form that we do not remember anything.

We are now just beginning to remember that knowledge of multidimensionality that we previously had. And this happens just when we need it the most! We first rediscovered it our dreams and in our literature and in our films.

And now, thanks to recent advances in quantum physics and fluid mechanics, we are beginning to scientifically explore the idea and its many, if not, limitless applications and possibilities.

We are here to remember, that is to say, to discover our true selves and realize that we are gods in the making, small consciousnesses having experiences in order to become part of the Greater Consciousness. As for those from the Greater Community who have guided and protected humanity secretly from the beginning, they are preparing right now to come and help us on this level of existence, to fulfill our transition.

This third dimension that we are conditioned to believe in, that this is “All there is”, causes us nothing but headaches. We were never allowed to explore deeper aspects of our reality, an aspect of ourselves that we don’t even suspect exists. We focused on 3D reality instead, sometimes even stubbornly, but it is time now to take a new and wonderful step, to return to the Light.

We're meant to live lives which isn't based on regimented, automatic routine.

We’re meant to live lives which isn’t based on regimented, automatic routine.

We will soon realize that shadows do not exist, the Shadow is nothing more but the absence of light, and that distances do not exist, since all is One in the Light of the One. Our awakening to the consciousness of Light coincides with the advent of a New Era in which the scattered, isolated members of humanity will be reunited to form the Adam Kadmon, the Man of Tomorrow, multidimensional man.

Olivier de Rouvroy
February 2012

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Earth 2.0 – Part III, Baba Vanga, the Messengers and the Black President

Baba Vanga, sometimes called the Nostradamus of the Balkans

Baba Vanga, sometimes called the Nostradamus of the Balkans

(In light of Donald Trump’s election last night – don’t get me started, I will discuss that in another post – I thought there was some timely and interesting information in this post by Olivier de Rouvroy. Again, Olivier had written all of this originally in French and I’m just translating and adding images and links. There are some parts I’ll also be adding my own interpretation in italicized brackets for obvious reasons.)

NOTE: Article originally posted on November 1, 2012 and updated on November 7 because of the re-election of Barack Obama to the US presidency.

The great clairvoyant Vanga Dimitrova Sourcheva Pandeva, was born on January 31, 1911 in Strumica, a small town which used to be in Bulgaria but is now in Macedonia. She became blind at the age of 12 following an injury during a tornado. At a very young age, she settled in the small village of Roupité which lies at the foot of a mountain of the same name. She never left her small house until her death on August 11, 1996, which she had foreseen after refusing to visit a hospital to treat a cancer which she had been suffering from, for years.

Roupite village and mountain in the foreground. These days pilgrims from all over the world visit the church, the hot springs and the Vanga's old house. Apparently the vibes here are off the scale.

Roupite village and mountain in the foreground. These days pilgrims from all over the world visit the church, the hot springs and the Vanga’s old house. Apparently the vibes here are off the scale, in a good way.

It is amazing to see how Westerners have absolutely no idea or information about who Vanga was. She was  never known or recognized in Western Europe or in the Americas. However, she was considered more than a celebrity, almost an idol in the former Soviet Bloc countries where she was venerated under the name of “Baba Vanga”. For fifty years, hundreds of people, almost daily, formed long queues leading to her house, hoping to be received by her, including well-known political figures like Leonid Brezhnev and Mikhail Gorbachev, who consulted her regularly.

Vanga and some visitors.

Vanga and some visitors.

Baba Vanga

She had predicted the Chernobyl disaster, the sinking of the nuclear submarine Kursk, the fall of the Berlin Wall, the attack on the World Trade Center, and also the first black president of United States, years before they happened.

Here is what the great Bulgarian spiritual teacher Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov said about Vanga during a lecture at his spiritual center of Fréjus, France on  September 18, 1982. (It’s in French, but I’ll translate below until 3:03)

( Right, there is in Bulgaria, a lady named Vanga. She is blind, has been since childhood. When she was small, she had an accident, she fell into a place with lots of branches and hurt her eyes and became blind. But Vanga has another quality. She sees everything. And I mean everything. The past. The present. What is to come. For years, everyone goes to see her. Even government officials. They all go for counsel. Without stop. People from all over the world go to consult her. She even sees reincarnation. She can even prescribe remedies for illness. She even surpasses Edgar Cayce. We went to his institute in Virgina Beach. We met his son and became friends. Magnificent. Marvellous. But he died soon after we met because he had cancer. Just to tell you that (Edgar) Cayce said extraordinary things but when he said them, he was in trance, in a state of hypnotistic trance. But Vanga, was never in a trance, she still saw everything. And now, suppose there are many people who were unable to visit Vanga, that they didn’t have the possibility. But if such a person touched someone who went to see Vanga, Vanga could also “see” that absent person, she saw everything about them. How? Because that person by touching the visitor, they had left imprints, tracks, they may not be visible or tangible but they are there nonetheless.)
Vanga had a niece, Krasimira Stoïanova, who today is a renowned archaeologist, who became her main biographer. She reported that Vanga was in constant contact with “intelligences” that some might consider as extraterrestrial, while others would rather view as angels. Vanga preferred to give them the name of “The Messengers”.

In the early 1970s, she sent her niece and gave her the following instructions: “Go up to the mountain on May 5th, she said, and began to climb. After an hour of walking, you’ll see a large rock alone in the center of a clearing. Remain there and observe closely the first rays of the Sun and the Moon on this rock. ”

The mountain in Roupite, Bulgaria

The mountain in Roupite, Bulgaria

Krasimira decided to do what her aunt had asked of her, and on May 4th, she went hiking to the mountain of Roupité, located a few kilometers from the village, accompanied by four of her friends who were also Bulgarian scientists or academics.

They soon began climbing the foothills and arrived quickly to where the rock indicated by Vanga, rose. Its unique shape darted toward the sky in the middle of a wild and sparsely vegetated area, and they recognized it immediately.

This rock, which still exists, is up about five meters wide and four meters in length. Its top is flat. At the top of this rock are three small circles, etched in quite deeply. They each had the approximate size of a coffee saucer and together, form a triangle whose tip is directed downward. These circles date from the megalithic era. We find them all over Europe, including Stonehenge. Some archaeologists have given them the name of “solar circles” thinking that they are maybe astronomical markers.

On May 4th, the weather was stormy. The rain fell all day and all night. Fortunately, at dawn, the clouds finally disappeared , allowing Krasimira and the other researchers to observe the first rays of the sun the next morning when they struck the stone, especially the three “solar circles”. A strange play of light happened then. The three circles appeared to be drawn by the rays of the sun and the whole rock seemed illuminated with the colors of the rainbow. This strange phenomenon lasted about ten minutes and then faded as the sun began to illuminate the whole area of the clearing.

Convinced that they had to watch this singular spectacle under the effect of moonlight, as requested by Vanga, the five researchers decided to stay, despite the fact that their tents, clothes and all their belongings were soaked through.

Unfortunately, on the evening of May 5th, a storm began. But, again, the clouds parted in time, at nine in the evening to allow the moon to appear in the sky and project a glow on to the stone.

Remember when the Fellowship found the Door of Durin using moonlight in "Lord of the Rings"?

Remember when the Fellowship found the Door of Durin using moonlight in “Lord of the Rings”?

The luminous phenomenon observed in the morning happened again, although  less intensely. But this time, it lasted more than fifteen minutes. The moonlight eventually disappeared, the southern wall of the high rock seemed to be lighted from the interior. This produced  the effect vaguely reminiscent of the lighting which old TV screens produced.

The group then saw two large white statues, almost 3-dimensional looking, seemingly emerge from the gloomy surroundings. They occupied and lit up the whole south side of the rock. The left statue showed an old man standing, dressed in a toga, with long hair falling over his shoulders. His right hand outstretched, holding a sort of spherical instrument. The second statue, a little behind the first, was that of a young man of noble bearing, sitting on a kind of throne, in a posture reminiscent of Pharaonic representations. He wore a high helmet-like pschent of Egyptian rulers. The two characters gave the impression of being alive and about to step out from the rock.

At one point, the rock seemed to “switch off”. The five researchers found themselves plunged into total darkness. Using flashlights, they looked at their watches and calculated that the phenomenon lasted about twenty minutes in total.

As the storm threatened again, they broke camp immediately, and quickly descended from the mountain in a state of great excitement, almost in a near trance, not calming down until they saw the first lights of the village.

Years later, Krasimira Stoïanova found among her notes, a story Vanga told her long before sending her up to the mountain. Her aunt recalled one of her visions during which three alien beings landed a UFO in a mountainous region, and that the statues of two people seemed very important to them. One of the aliens was concerned that these statues were too visible and that anyone could notice their presence. Another one then reassured him: “Do not you see that humans are blind? ”

Despite her blindness, Vanga was one of the few persons in the world to perceive the presence of the messengers who came to transmit information. When they arrived at her home, they filled the room with a powerful light. Sometimes they formed a circle around her, before “opening lines” to access an expanded level of perception and awareness. She was convinced that they had the power to control and influence all of humanity, but that they only do so in cases of absolute necessity.

They were, she said, from a place named Vamphim (Vam-fim), the name of their home planet. Vanga said the messengers had made her visit this place by projecting her with the force of their thoughts. They suddenly took her hand and she said it was like “leaping into another dimension” (astral travel).

She described their world as wonderfully beautiful, with a floor that gave the impression of being carpeted with stars. There were no houses, in the sense that we commonly understand the word, but everything was very well organized,  everyone in that  population had specific tasks.

They were transparent and their images undulated like silhouettes reflected in the water. They mostly had the appearance of austere scholars and elders. Some wore beards and crowned by wavy, light hair; they were wearing strange hats, dressed in long robes and sandals; others had a kind of shiny mesh armour. But there were some women also present, and beardless faces of extraordinary, unearthly beauty, crowned with light hair, sheer and silky as down. Some seemed to have wings …

Not the figures on the mountain. Just to give you an idea.

Just to give you an idea.

During her contacts with them in 1978, the Messengers told Vanga she was their most direct link with the inhabitants of our planet. There were some other intermediaries, but much less powerful.
The Messengers also told her, that humanity would realize their existence some two centuries later, using a technology that would be developed in Hungary. From that moment on, the situation on Earth would experience a new equilibrium. But in the meantime, humanity will see many advances held back due to extreme personal indulgences, corruption and decadence (or, more simply, as Vanga said, humanity will experience ups and downs.)

Shortly before her death, in 1990, they told her, “We will talk to you about an important event for the future of humanity; but you should avoid getting involved with malicious souls. This event involves the election of a black president for the United States.”

In 2008, during the months before the election of Obama, Eastern European blogs were abuzz with talk about a strange prophecy. Vanga’s prophecy about the future American president was already circulating in Russia for several years. At the time she had made this prediction, George Bush presided over the United States. She had announced “at the end of the reign of George Bush and for the first time in its history, this country would be headed by a black person.” Now it was Bill Clinton who succeeded George Bush, which seemed incorrect to Vanga. At the time, critics and journalists turned on Vanga and made her psychic abilities a topic of ridicule.

Yet it WAS George Bush, but another George Bush, George Walker Junior, son of the former, who succeeded Bill Clinton as the 43rd US president before being replaced by Barack Obama. Vanga’s prediction had finally come true.

Some sources claim that there is a second prophecy by Vanga, connected with Obama’s election. She also stated that “the black man”, the 44th president in American history would also be the last real president. (Here, I think Vanga may mean one of two possibilities 1) a president with real credentials and ability to lead, experience in political office, education and skills related to being a leader. Donald Trump has never held political office before in his life. OR 2) Donald Trump’s presidency devolves into a full-blown dictatorship, he and his administration become a “strong-man” dictatorship, a “democracy” in  name only, which basically never leaves office, no matter how hard you try to get rid of them, like Erdogan in Turkey or Putin in Russia.)

She reportedly added that, during his tenure, “America will collapse from south to north” and that the United States would be divided into several countries.” She also predicted that under this presidency, the world would experience a major economic crisis and that everything would “freeze”, suggesting either that trade based on globalization would be interrupted due to worsening of the current economic crisis or for other reasons. That part of our planet would be a victim of a sudden glaciation as had already happened in the past. But this second hypothesis is often referred to by scientists as a possible consequence induced by  climate change.

According to completely unverifiable sources, a rumor which persisted for many years, was that Vanga had a second prophecy, a terrifying revelation: she said that “the reign of the Black President” would coincide with the start of a third world war. This war was supposed to begin in October 2010 and last for 4 years. It would have started as a conventional war and nuclear weapons would be used, and finally chemical weapons.

You should know that many imaginative prophecies have been falsely attributed to Vanga – like the supposed end of the world in the year 5709 . The only prediction about the Obama presidency and positively identified as coming from Vanga herself is the one that announced his election after the departure of George Bush.  The other part of the prophecy, starting with the outbreak of a third world war, has never been confirmed by Krasimira Stoïanova, who is the only official biographer of Vanga. She was also the first to report the inaccuracy of some dates associated with certain events in our future that Vanga supposedly predicted. Some psychics have real future viewing capabilities; but they can do that only from a certain higher level of awareness whereas our time is “3D compacted”, making it virtually impossible to predict in terms of actual dates.

Looking at the current situation of the world, what is happening today in many countries of the world, and the efforts of arms manufacturers to deal with new emerging markets,”mini nukes” (tactical nuclear weapons), it’s also surprising that, despite being false, this fake prophecy about the outbreak of a third world war is being realized. The long story of human civilization, from our  origins to the present, indeed the history of humanity itself, has proven the fact that all weapons manufactured by man, one day ends up being used. This applies both to conventional weapons as well as weapons of mass destruction and to both antediluvian civilizations, like Atlantis or Lemuria, as well as newer and younger civilizations like the  Greco-Roman, Indo-European, Industrial and Post-Industrial ones.

Abandoned submarine base on Vis island, Croatia.

Abandoned submarine base on Vis island, Croatia.

Some would argue that the oceans teem with immense “weapons cemeteries”, filled with destructive devices of all kinds, from the most primitive missiles  to the most  sophisticated nuclear warheads, that therefore it is wrong to say that the weapons manufactured by humans  have always ended up being “used” (I once talked to someone from the British Navy who told me they would just dump old submarines off the edge of continental shelves deep under the ocean).
Anyway, prophecies, especially the darker ones, have never come true. They are usually sent to certain persons as part of some spiritual tasks assigned to them. Their aim is to provoke “expansions of awareness” in a sufficient number of people so  that they realize what the darker picture is if they don’t change their ways. They are meant to help people change for the better.

There is however, a very optimistic part of the first prophecy related to President Barack Obama and this part of the prediction has been authenticated by Vanga’s niece. It mentions the imminent arrival of an event which she called the “miracle of miracles for the world” during this dark period, adding that at the time, this event occurs,  Earth will experience a new equilibrium.

What “miracle” was Vanga talking about? We cannot answer this question without linking her vision of the “reign of the Black President” to another vision she had some time ago, and concerning a strange sarcophagus…

One day, an old man wanted to bring to the seeress, a document which included a text written in a seemingly ancient and unknown language. He began by queuing like all the other visitors, he patiently waited his turn. But Vanga’s sister, who managed the daily operations and the flow of visitors, noticed that this man was holding a document against his chest like it was some kind of treasure.   She looked at the strange characters it contained and advised him instead to go see her daughter, Krasimira, since she was an archaeologist who specialized in deciphering ancient oriental languages, and would therefore be in a better position to identify more easily than her sister Vanga, the origin of this mysterious text.

Not the actual ancient text the old man bought to Vanga but again, to give you an idea

Not the actual ancient text the old man bought to Vanga but again, to give you an idea

Krasimira did not recognize the signs but promised the old man to consult specialists in Sofia and would let him know what they found out. But none of the experienced specialists could identify the origin of strange symbols, Krasimira decided to end the investigation and soon forgot all about it.

Some time later, however, a conversation with her aunt Vanga reminded her of the episode. She spoke to Vanga, complaining that all kinds of psychically disturbed people were always bothering them with trivial queries or incredible claims. But the old seeress replied with these mysterious words: “Some signs like those contained in these drawings that the old man wanted interpreted, are even beyond our understanding. Some spoons are not meant for our mouths…”

She then told her niece about the following vision she had once: On a very dark night, long, long ago, a convoy of soldiers from Egypt had once stopped in a totally wild place not far from Roupite. Egyptian slaves dug a very deep hole, inside of which was laid a heavy stone sarcophagus.

Just imagine a convoy of Egyptian slaves and soldiers.

Just imagine a convoy of Egyptian slaves and soldiers.

The head of the expedition then massacred all the slaves at the very spot and so made it a place of burial as well, so that the secret of its location would forever be preserved. Then the soldiers went away in silence, taking care to erase all traces of their passage.

The inner walls of the sarcophagus are, according to Vanga, covered with unknown symbols. They form a text recounting four thousand years worth of history. The first half of the story – that of the last two thousand years – has already taken place. The other half – that of the next two thousand years to come – still belongs to the future. Vanga claimed that this text originated from the Messengers but this message is not for us. It is for the future people of Earth and concerns their future relations with beings or extraterrestrials that we are bound to, by a distant relation. These beings would form our true family. This great galactic family is earthly man’s native family.

How not to make the connection between this “miracle of miracles to the world” announced by Vanga and massive intervention by extraterrestrials, which a growing number of mediums and clairvoyants talk about happening in the coming years? The sarcophagus was from Egypt, the land of the Pharaohs and Hermes Thoth. We know it was seen by Vanga in vision, buried not far from the rock with the solar circles discovered some years ago by Krasimira and four other scientists. We also know that one of the two statues that appeared to them on the rock at the time of moonrise was a figure seated on a cubic stone,  pharaonic in appearance and wearing a headdress reminiscent of the pschent of Egyptian pharaohs.


Hermes Thoth – Trismegistus (center: by Franz Bardon)

Hermes Thoth was known by the ancient Greeks under the name of Hermes Trismegistus, that is to say, Hermes the Thrice Great, because he had knowledge of the three worlds: the three-dimensional world, that is the physical world,  the multi-dimensional world, that is to say the casual and astral planes, and the supra-dimensional world, that is to say the divine world itself.

Legend has it that the famous Emerald Tablets which many  alchemists followed, was discovered by Alexander the Great’s soldiers during excavations in the underground galleries of the Great Pyramid of Giza, which was still at the time,  a  tomb of Hermes Trismegistus. The latter had himself engraved the few lines that make up a large emerald, with a diamond tip.

Alexander’s soldiers then carried the tomb of Hermes with the tablet and deciphering parchment to Roupité, to the mountain in Macedonia, which is Alexander’s home country. Is it possible  that Alexander may have secretly kept the parchment in his home country in order to surreptitiously use his foreign expeditions to obtain the ultimate weapon, the Telesma Force, “the Strong Force of all Forces”  and become the Master of the world, the youngest Emperor King the world had ever seen?

Alexander the Great's empire, all conquered up by the age of 32.

Alexander the Great’s empire, all conquered up by the age of 32.

In light of the prophecies of Vanga, it becomes possible to attribute a new meaning  to the Emerald Tablet: that those who succeed in deciphering the glyphs could decipher the tablet and acquire power equal to the Messengers.

There are written verses (7-9) in the Emerald tablets that with Telesma (the epitome of Light), that it is possible to “rise from the Earth, to Heaven and back down to Earth, to receive the Force, and know the glory of the universe …. This is the strong force of any force, because it overcomes every subtle thing and penetrates every solid thing … The Sun is the father … From this will, comes admirable inventions. ”

Among these “inventions” could be humanity’s access to free energy and the fifth dimension. The “miracle of miracles” Vanga was talking about, seems to be  linked to the advent of the reign of Light on Earth. During ancient Egyptian initiations, the neophyte had to overcome an ultimate test, that of passing through a ritual, a symbolic death before being spiritually reborn and to join Hermes Thoth in his solar dimension.

Spiritual work, with the Light has become particularly important in these dark times, we must cross the threshold because it opens doors to other possibilities. Despite the proliferation of ecological and climatic disasters that we face today and despite their intensification, the children of the Sun, the Light, who work towards light all the time, have nothing to fear, but also must continue to work hard.

Cosmic intelligence has left many clues and many keys in nature that we must now learn to interpret. If we knew how to decipher the solar language and read the Book of Living Nature, we could quickly access the multidimensional vision that Vanga had. We would then be “connected and plugged” into this light, to those beings who are our real family, and we would realize that there is actually only one goal in the grand scheme of things: to establish the Golden Age on this planet as quickly as possible.

Olivier de Rouvroy
November 2012

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November 2016 Astrology – And the World Waits with Bated Breath…

bated

You’d have to be living on Pluto to not realize that next week’s general election in the US will have spill-over effects and ramifications for the rest of us on planet Earth, something which I’ve noticed many Americans who don’t own passports, don’t seem to notice.

I’ve stayed quiet deliberately about these elections given that I see rants from all sides of the aisle every time I log on to the ‘puter. People who were wildly pro-Bernie becoming pro-Hilary. People who I thought were more libertarian suddenly becoming Trump fanatics, like Alex Jones. Hillary’s emails. Anthony Weiner. Wikileaks. Russian hackers. Idiocy which comes out of Trump’s mouth or his own history practically every 2 seconds. It’s really not an election anymore. In the word’s of the wise George Carlin, being born on Planet Earth is a ticket to the freak show, while being born in America means a front row seat.

Whoever America elects, it will be the person the country deserves. Having an intensely-guarded political system that they do, which only allows a binary choice, which was only able to cough up two intensely despicable candidates is a sign of political and ideological immaturity. Like a bunch of cheerleaders, everything is “Ra, Ra, Ra”, hunky dory between election cycles and then come election time, it’s a horserace to the finish line.

I hate Trump because of everything. Race baiting. Misogyny. Bigotry. Corruption. His family. His persona. His hair. Support from the KKK. Just everything. I don’t like Hillary Clinton because I’m afraid she’s going to start a war with either Iran or nuclear Russia or both. She’s deep enough in the pockets of the defence industry and defence contractors like Raytheon and Lockheed Martin, that if war is in their best interests and they tell her to do it, she will, given how much they give to the Clinton Foundation. (And if she does, to any Hillary voter, don’t say you didn’t know.) If you don’t believe me, go listen to Eisenhower Republican Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, former Chief of Staff for Colin Powell and now teaches public policy at the College of of William and Mary. He was actually one of the architects of the Iraq war but then realized the whole thing was fraudulent and did a 180 degree turn.

The astrological climate is NOT clear. In fact astrologers are saying that whoever is elected will probably either be a one-term president or will not complete their term and that the election, like in 2000, may be highly contested. Whoever gets in, will surely have one of the most dogged presidencies ever.

Other than that, it would seem things in the cosmos are finally going forward after either stagnating or causing confusion. The bottleneck has finally opened up.

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Earth 2.0, Part II – The Pyramid of Light

(I will be posting a number of blog posts, translated into English, from Olivier de Rouvroy’s original French blog, Ere Nouvelle.  The original text is all Olivier’s but the translation is mine, with some help from Google Translate. I’m also inserting other photos and links which are not in Olivier’s post.  Given the urgency of the situation in these troubled times, the upcoming American elections with an unsavoury candidate on one hand and an odious one on the other, a possible showdown with Russia, I think there is information in Olivier’s posts, a line here, a line there, which would be of benefit to anyone who wants more clarity to read these days and events around us, with a spiritual focus.)

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Through his teaching and through his influence, the great Bulgarian spiritual teacher Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov (1900 – 1986) opened the path of spirituality to countless individuals, bringing to humanity’s attention for the first time, the need to unite, to achieve on Earth, a large planetary society, a global brotherhood and sisterhood, based on a solar religion.

The following is an unpublished excerpt from a lecture given by him more than sixty years ago, I myself had transcribed it from an original document and posted on my old site in January 2008.

Towards the closing of this site, this text was taken and sometimes edited or modified on various blogs (which, by the way, none of the authors saw fit to cite the source…), but as disturbing news continues in the world around us, I decided to republish this today in its unedited, untouched original form.

Everyone is of course free to assess whether or not the power of this wonderful message is important information on the mechanics of duality in our reality and the true structure of the spiritual world.
Happy reading – or rereading – for all,
Olivier

Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov by Lois Cordelia Buelow-Osborne

Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov by Lois Cordelia Buelow-Osborne

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The Pyramid of Light

The angels can only see what is light. They do not see us when we are in an “ordinary” form because they are blind to everything that does not belong to the world of Light, the spiritual world.

However they happen to use the eyes of other creatures, such as animals, to study humans. You could think you are absolutely alone when you were about to make a mistake, commit a crime, or conversely, perform a generous act, but a cat, a dog, a bird was there, and you did not know or notice that a Being, through the animal, was watching you

pug-eyes

In humans, all worlds coexist, but they are subject to the limitations, physics and laws of the physical plane. It is only when the world of feelings and emotions, boils and stirs in us, that the inhabitants of the astral plane begin to see us. And it is only when our mental body comes alive and becomes clear, when we begin to think that the inhabitants of the mental plane can understand us and relate to us.

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Our spiritual bodies include the chakras, the solar plexus, the kundalini force

So if our spiritual bodies are not yet awake, beings in spiritual regions do not see us, they do not know us; we are not yet citizens of their world, we do not figure or appear on their records and we can receive neither nourishment nor any gift from them. Those who do not receive spiritual nourishment, joy nor happiness have irrefutable mathematical proof that they are in the dark, ignorant. If they stayed in the lower regions, clinging to money and material pleasures, they are cut off from the light, and as the inhabitants of the higher worlds have not noticed them, they did not help them, and they can’t receive anything sublime, heavenly or divine.

Get registered.

Get registered.

As to be seen, known, registered somewhere in society, one must meet certain conditions. In the same way, to be seen, known and registered in the higher worlds, we must lead a determined life which requires us to be alert to subtleties. One can awaken these states through meditation, poetry, mystical music, thanks to all that is beautiful, bright, divine. Once awakened in us, these centers put us in communication with other worlds where those beings begin to “see” us, to take us into consideration. It takes our information, we have “registered” ourselves among the evolved beings.

The work required in the awakening of these centers is to decide to become living, conscious, it is to accept and bind ourselves with all those benevolent beings who have passed before us and who seek to help us in taking the first step towards eternal life.

The beings that inhabit the upper regions, do not see and do not want to see what happens in the lower regions. There is one exception: if they are charged with a mission of exploration, they go down to inquire, to discuss the situation or to help some people. In any other circumstances, they remain very high above human weaknesses and tribulations.

Do not imagine that the Beings of Light will just stand there watching the sad spectacle of most humans on Earth! No, they are too far, too high, it is of no interest to them. So, in order to get their attention, to be seen by them, to be noticed, one must make signs, signals which must be projected into the space of light.

These “light signals” by humans are like sparks, that sentinels in higher worlds, must be on the look-out for. Once they have been sighted, they rush in to help. Without this projection of Light, they are unable to see and, of course, all your requests will be ignored. Yes, dear brothers and sisters, remember this well: in the higher worlds, there is only one language; it is that of Light.

And now, how do things operate in the world of demons? Demons are bothered by the Light. They flee and go to those dark, dirty places. They enter into them, and they set up their homes. I told you that demons were like the owls; Yes, because they are blind in the light. To enter us, they are forced to wait for an end to this terrible force which for them, is the light to the spirits of darkness, there is only one impregnable fortress: the Light .

I speak constantly of Light, because it represents what is most valuable, the most important thing in Creation. This is the most sublime and rarest quintessence, the absolute protective and defensive weapon. This is “the strong force of all forces” mentioned by Hermes Trismegistus in the Emerald Tablet. Light is able to push out all your enemies and release them.

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When you pray or meditate, always seek the Light, the Light, and yet again the Light. You will avoid all the tragedies of life. Try. Never doubt. At night, if you hear a strange noise, what do you do? You hurry to turn on the light. Apart from the light, there is nothing else which you can rely on. To be seen by sublime beings, there is only one way: become bright, shine, like the Light. To escape the demons that harass you, there is only one way: become Light; they will be unable to harm you.

Dark beings are harassed and bothered by the light of radiating souls, and seek to destroy it. They do not see that Light which troubles and disturbs them, they can only feel it. If they sometimes manage to see Light, it is by deceiving and using beings who are their superiors, to look through their eyes. Otherwise, they are unable to distinguish the Light.

The tube-nosed fruit bat.

The tube-nosed fruit bat.

Besides, I told you that the converse also exists: that beings who inhabit the higher, purer planes of existence sometimes use the eyes of those who live below, animals for example, to observe us. Using this same tactic, inferior beings try to gain ground, to enter the human body and mind by using similar methods, to see, observe and interfere with realities which are above them. There is a great war between the inhabitants of the lower realities and those of the higher realities.

Spy VS Spy

Spy VS Spy

In the physical world, when two countries are at war, each trying to send in camouflaged and well-trained spies. They adopt the language of the country they are sent into, mimic the behavior of its inhabitants, they are provided with papers and references and they know everything there is to know about their enemy. These spies see everything, watch everything and communicate to their superiors what they saw and heard. In addition, they seek to destroy and sabotage. And of course, it is mutual. This procedure is common and well known. But what is not generally known is that things operate exactly in the same way in the spiritual world between the White Lodge and the Black Lodge, at least with regard to the region of this Earth.

No spyware can enter the upper regions where it would be immediately revealed. On Earth, in contrast, everything is mixed. Down here, the pure and the impure gets mixed up, the right and wrong, heaven and hell. There are well-camouflaged Black Lodge spies masquerading as disciples of love. They speak their language, they are dressed like spirits from above. They are wolves in sheep’s clothing.

Case in point, founder and leader of the cult "Children of God, David Berg.

Case in point, founder and leader of the cult “Children of God, David Berg.

And conversely, in places where the Black Lodge holds meetings to develop its projects, poisoning and and plotting the destruction of humanity, there are camouflaged members of the White Lodge, who pose as Black Lodge members and are equipped to sabotage and destroy their infernal plans. Under the appearance of wolves, they are in fact, gentle sheep.

The Earth is a crossroads where white forces and dark forces intersect. No film, no play has ever presented accurately this terrible struggle. Should writers and directors ever decide to portray the extraordinary diplomacy, the arts and the rivalry of these two forces employ and wield against each other on the physical plane, all the better. It seems that nothing can separate them.

For now, things are at this stage. So you’re probably wondering why doesn’t Cosmic Intelligence separate the dark forces from the forces of light? Why doesn’t it burn it out in a few seconds so that we can flourish in peace? Well, simply because Cosmic Intelligence has sublime patience and has plans to transform even the devils into angels.

Whatever happens and whatever you external circumstances you find yourselves in, stay loyal to the White Lodge: if you find yourself one day grappling with beings who seek to lure you down, do not be afraid, link yourself the Great Universal Brotherhood and Sisterhood. Act as traitors in the eyes of the Black Lodge, but be better! Only in this way you can get out of your tribulations. Otherwise, your difficulties will last forever. All those who cut their link with the White Lodge, cut themselves off from the Source of life itself, eventually commit evil, injustice, crime. Sooner or later, they will find themselves in difficulties and complications.

You probably think I’m talking about things that do not concern you. You say: “What then is this history of engagement with a White Lodge or a Black Lodge?” Yet it happens every day, all the time. Someone, for example, to satisfy a desire or ambition, needs money. Someone eventually shows up and asks them: “Will you write this or do that for me? Will you play such a role? You are a scientist, a physicist, or a chemist, will you work for me to make a profitable discovery?”

Tesla turned his back on the Black Lodge, many, many times.

Tesla turned his back on the Black Lodge, many, many times.

Before you accept or reject anything, everyone should be aware that all proposals are made to either contribute to projects which either “turn off” the Light, to destroy, to kill, to handle and manipulate according to the wishes of the Black Lodge. This can happen in countless forms and ways. All those who agree to work in this direction, unknowingly have signed a pact with the Black Lodge.

Whatever their reputation in the eyes of the world, whatever image they manage to project of themselves, whether they be writers, artists, actors, patrons, scholars, scientists, workers or heads of state, all who decide to engage indiscriminately in the service of the Black Lodge, will find themselves bound by the Prince of this World. Once seduced, they fall into the trap and become his slaves.

Don't do it!

Don’t do it!

Scientific programs, political speeches and economic plans are often disguised as incentives to do evil. That is the only question you need to ask. The facts are all there, usually obvious. As soon as one has agreed to a pact with the Black Lodge, either for money, power, for a woman, for glory, fame or for fun, it is registered in the Black Book. In contrast, an apparently insignificant, selfless act can be enough to get you into the White Lodge, since it is inspired by a noble ideal.

Work for evil and you will pay dearly for it. One day or another, misfortunes and disasters have always mercilessly visited those who have contributed to the increased presence of evil, creating dark projects. This is an absolute truth, whether we recognize it or not.

J. Robert Oppenheimer, the father of the atom bomb.

J. Robert Oppenheimer, the father of the atom bomb. His life was full of triumph and tragedy.

A disciple of the White Lodge is a conscious being who knows how to discern and distinguish the two forces, and learns how to master the dark forces, invert them in order to use them for the service of humanity, for the good. That is a true Magi! In conscious life, everything can be used for good, even the lower forces but do you know how? Light and prayer is the secret that can save you.

When you love a person, look at them from afar with Light, don’t try to own them or control them. They will be happy without knowing why, and they will feel much better things. Disciples of the White Lodge must finally decide to use the Light, work with the Light. Those who refuse are not members of the White Lodge, as they insist on using other methods.

What are we to do for those stubborn ones, those who have a “hard” head? Cosmic Intelligence in its mercy, always gives them time to change, to decide, to make an effort. But once the delay ends, there comes a time when you have to pay. There are Beings on high, who watch over our development, who will not allow any disruption to the advancement of the Great Universal White Brotherhood and Sisterhood, to Unity.

Conversely, these inhabitants of the upper regions are delighted to see on Earth, here and there, homes and places of Light; this is their joy, it is their happiness. Small homes of Light are the link between the New Earth and the Earth as it is.

Without these connections, without these centers, the Earth would be invaded and destroyed by the dark forces. These are the light centers scattered around the world who support the souls of men, give them food, joy, happiness. I will reveal what is actually a full initiatory center of life and light: it is the top of a mountain that links Earth to Heaven.

"Asia Pyramid" - Roger Dean

“Asia Pyramid” – Roger Dean copyright 2016

You, the disciples of Light must succeed in forming together a luminous, gigantic pyramid, like that which rises above Agartha since time immemorial. Yes, because, the pyramids built by the Egyptians were made in the image of the Pyramid of Agartha, in the same way, above all sanctuaries, above all places where meditations, ceremonies and prayers are held, there is a similar pyramid formed by the subtle particles from the auras of the participants in these meetings.

Soon you will understand. And your consciousness will expand and be enlightened. You will train and you will set up a pyramid that will be seen in many parts of the Universe.

Outside of this Pyramid of Light, there is no salvation for humanity.

Dear Brothers and Sisters, hold on to the Light! Become Children of Light! Let Light and Peace be with you! ”

–  Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov
The Pyramid of Light – April 8, 1947

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Earth 2.0, Part I


Humankind, as conceived by Cosmic Intelligence is such that if they are to be fulfilled must connect themselves with the Light and Power of the Higher World. If not, if they put all their trust in their own limited faculties, they will be unable to see ahead and in their blindness, they will make drastic errors in all domains. If they put their faith in technology, trade and material development, sooner or later, they will fail, for if their actions are based on the desire to control the world, regardless of the plan and purpose of Cosmic Intelligence, it will stir up the psychic and physical layers of the atmosphere and hostile forces will turn against humankind in their fury. The Age of Aquarius is now coming in and it will cause great upheavals and cataclysms all over the world, after which those who persevere will have a better understanding of the Divine Laws. The splendour and harmonious beauty of the new life that is in store for humankind surpasses the imagination. People who have been secretly working for this new Kingdom, will find each other and combine their new-found extraordinary powers to bring down the fortresses of ignorance, materialism and despotism. I tell you this now, and it will be as I say, for absolutely nothing can prevent the coming of the new era, the Golden Age.

– Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov
“Aquarius: Herald of the Golden Age”

John Lamb Lash, Gnostic writer and researcher has finally come out of hiding and gave a lengthy interview with Lisa M. Harrison recently. You can listen to it here. (If anyone here knows what the intro music is, please let me know!) Clocking in at a little over 2 hours it is a long interview, and despite Lash’s ego and inflated sense of self-importance (imho, he comes across as someone who seems to think he’s the final word on Gnosticism when in fact, at moments he sounds like an immature and ignorant American when compared to real Gnostic spiritual giants and masters like Mikhael Aivanhov and Aivanhov’s master, Peter Deunov.) Still, there is some mighty interesting information there which is well worth hearing for serious seekers but it would seem Earth 2.0 is coming. The labour pains have already started. Lash likens it to the way cells divide themselves and replicate and it would explain the tense, hyper-charged atmosphere (American elections and war hawks aside) many have been experiencing this particular fall season.

Lash is not the only one who is saying this. Dolores Cannon had been saying it for years while she was alive. The seers and prophets of the ages have been saying the same thing as well, but the interpretation aways comes out differently.

I make no secret of the fact that I have been reading and following the teachings of Bulgarian-French mystic Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov for almost 20 years now. I can only speak for myself but he is a real world Teacher. He takes the teachings of the ages and presents them in a modern and contemporary way which any of us can relate to. Pivotal to Aivanhov’s teachings is the centrality of the Sun, as life-giver and symbol of Cosmic Intelligence.

Brother Mikhael, before India.

Brother Mikhael, before India.

In fact when Brother Mikhael (as he was known prior to 1959) went to India and met Hindu master, Neem Karoli Baba, it was Baba who went into a mediumistic trance after meeting Aivanhov and gave him the name of “Omraam” and explained that Aivanhov was an incarnation of a solar rishi from India’s Vedic age, 6000 years earlier. Aivanhov also met Babaji during his Indian sojourn and by the time he came back to France, he had been completely transformed. Brother Mikhael was gone.

Aivanhov was not a lone voice in the wilderness. His spiritual teacher was Peter Deunov also known as Beinsa Duono. I know his Bulgarian followers these days are hard at work trying to make his teachings available to the wider world and some of it is posted online but translating stuff from the original Bulgarian from before 1944, after decades of Communist suppression, isn’t easy.

The Persian Gnostic prophet, Mani 216 AD

The Persian Gnostic prophet, Mani 216 AD

What I also find very interesting about Deunov is that he had been recognized as an incarnation of an ancient Gnostic prophet Mani. Manichaeism, the teachings of Mani, were basically a Middle-Eastern/Persian version of Gnosticism. Manichaeism at one point rivalled early Christianity in the Roman Empire in terms of popularity to replace the earlier pagan religions. Of course, the early Christians pretty much eradicated them as well.

This is how widespread Manichaeism was, once upon a time.

This is how widespread Manichaeism was, once upon a time.

This is what bugs me about modern Western, Gnostics like Lash. They claim that they are the final word on Gnosticism and had it not been for the Nag Hammadi library, Gnosticism would have been lost forever. Yes, its true the Western versions of Gnosticism like the Cathars and Albigensians in Southern France were pretty much decimated. However, there were and are many strains of Gnosticism and they were not just specific to Western Europe. You had the Bogomils in Bulgaria. Manichaeism extended from Rome to China at one point. The Druze of Lebanon still exist as do a handful of Sabians living in the marshes of Iraq, which Saddam Hussein was unable to eradicate as well. Apparently there is also a community of Nestorians living in London these days. And then you have the living, breathing teachings pop up from time to time in teachers like Aivanhov, Deunov, Daskalos of Cyprus or Torkom Saraydarian of Armenia.

It would seem to me that what is coming to the forefront now is a resurgence of interest and need in two primary spiritual traditions: Gnosticism and Indigenous/Shamanistic beliefs. It is not a coincidence that the tribes of both North and South America have put aside their previous differences and grievances and have come together for the first time in 150 years to fight the Dakota Pipeline and will spend the winter there to fight this black snake.

One of the things which drives me crazy about the American and Anglo-Saxon New Age and “spiritual” community is how they seem to think that teachings can only be found in English and by English speakers when there are vast libraries of knowledge, information, spiritual teachers and sages still out there in the Slavic world, Orthodox world, indigenous people’s world and other non-English parts of the planet. That’s unilingual ignorance for you. Not only that, but from time to time, you may have a Western scholar show up and translate a teaching or two and they get it completely wrong, but no one else in the English-speaking world is able to catch it, like in the case of Helena Blavatsky of Theosophy fame. As much as I adore the mythologist and academic Joseph Campbell, I recently re-watched his “Mythos” series of lectures after 18 years and was shocked to see he had made some minor errors in interpretation which I didn’t know at the time and was unable to pick up before.

I recently found a French blog called “Ère Nouvelle” (New Era) written by a follower of Aivanhov’s, Olivier de Rouvroy, who spent quite a bit of time with Aivanhov himself. Sadly, Olivier passed away in 2013 but his blog is still up online, in the original French. There is some transformative game-changer kind of stuff posted there which I think needs to be re-published especially in these coming days and weeks. I will be translating and posting some of Olivier’s blog posts here in English so watch this space.

"Ascension" by Salvador Dali (1958)

“Ascension” by Salvador Dali (1958)

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Twin Souls Part Deux – The Dark Cupid Love Bite

“Have you ever had a love connection with someone so strong, you believed they could be your soul mate or even a twin flame? Did this person who you thought to be “the One”, arrive with a magical sense of reality, powerful psychic connections, super sexual chemistry, déjà vus, omens and even supernatural overtones? Perhaps you feel mystically connected on a deeper soul level, and yet there seems to be dangerousness about it. The passion may be unstoppable if you cross that line…. Longing and passion builds as telltale signs appear that he or she must be “the One”…The meeting could be accidental, in an unusual place or situation for you… There is a sense of familiarity, as if you already know this strange new person, perhaps from another place or time. Yet, you can’t seem to place it…You now feel that the dream was some sort of divine precognitive foreshadowing. Your dream lover has come to life….Did you just meet The One? Your soul mate?…From deep inside, however, you feel a subtle hint of push-pull resistance. Your inner voice tries to check in with you, but you squash it like a bug. Your logical mind may question all this, but the lonely part of you can’t stop wanting excitement, a rescue from that hopeless feeling that you’ll never have true love and will always settle for less. You want to experience passion and love that you’ve never really known before. You fight both sides of yourself as if you’ve been split into two people. Confusion sets in, and you just can’t stop thinking about that person.”

“Soul Mates, Twin Flame or Love”, by Eve Lorgen

Whenever I look at my stats for this blog on the admin page, I always notice my Twin Souls blog post as well as Twin Souls on Film are usually the most frequented ones. It has been that way for a few years now so there isn’t a doubt in my mind that there are many, many people out there who are hungry for information about this topic and are no doubt still searching, hoping, wishing for their other half.

I wrote those posts a few years ago and while I do think the twin soul phenomena is real, I just don’t think they are as common as many of us would like it to be. Instead of one in a million, I think one in a billion is probably more accurate in terms of probability of it actually happening. There are tonnes of books about the topic now, countless YouTube videos, websites and personal blogs.

What I find funny about some of the personal blogs about the authors writing about meeting their twins is how the first few years everything is love and rainbows, and then the doubt starts to creep in and then somehow or other they break up, and then suddenly the blog is gone. Oh well. It reminds me of that sleazy New Age writer Richard Bach, (he of Jonathan Livingston Seagull fame in the 1970s) and those books he wrote about his twin soul relationship with actress Leslie Parrish called “The Bridge Across Forever” and “One”. They have since divorced and he’s married to wifey number 3 now.

After reading Eve Lorgen’s article on the love bite and watched subsequent videos and reflecting on some personal experience of myself and friends, I am of the opinion now that most traumatic, unhealthy, obsessive relationships which may people convince themselves are twin soul relationships, are in fact Dark Cupid Love Bites.

Dark Cupid

Dark Cupid

Lorgen goes further and says that these relationships are usually due to a third-party paranormal interference, like alien, ET, reptilian or demonic influence/interference. I wouldn’t go that far. However, the idea of a False Twin who is there to trip you up, lead you down a false path, distract you from your spiritual life and progress, to interfere with your life path especially if there is a chance that you could actually accomplish something very important and needed, that causes you nothing but emotional and spiritual pain, that I can buy.

The more you read about false twin soul/ Dark Cupid love Bite  encounters and testimonials, a few major themes pop up.

1) *Something* is preventing “Happily ever after”.
Either one partner is married, or both are to other people and for whatever reason, they just cannot seem to come together. The signs are all there, the strange, otherworldly coincidences, the vivid dreams, the uncanny ability to understand each other on a level no one else can even come close to. In theory, you should be together…but its not happening. And it does nothing but cause untold amounts of grief, sadness and frustration. A word of advice here (especially for women): Love isn’t supposed to hurt. Sacrificing your happiness and psycho-emotional well-being for love is a myth and an unhealthy one at that. (In fact, I’m starting to think the whole myth of romance and fairy tale weddings is a highly sophisticated con being pulled by the government to ensure that citizens keep procreating so that the government has a continued tax base. I think love can be real but I think romance is a construct marketers and film directors made up. Love and romance are NOT the same thing.)

Love is only blind if you allow it to be.

Love is only blind if you allow it to be.

2) Once the binders come off about the false twin, the blinders will come off on everything else.
Once you see the false twin as a false twin, intruder, interrupter, interloper for what they are, all those unanswered questions, nagging doubts you had about the person in the back of your mind will suddenly make sense. You begin to notice that the intensity is really a probable by-product of Narcissistic Personality Disorder or gaslighting or some other form of manipulation or abuse. You’ll also begin to notice who are the other phoneys taking up space in your life and it becomes that much easier to cut the cord. For some strange reason, the false twin seems to be the first domino.

Lorgen lists a whole bunch of other Red Flags, which I think are worth noting:

– Dreams of the partner before meeting them, suggesting something precognitive.
– Physical sensations in the solar plexus, genital, gut or other body areas, such as neck, heart, and between the shoulders.

Love shouldn't feel like your heart is being ripped out. It should feel whole, like it is getting bigger and stronger.

Love shouldn’t feel like your heart is being ripped out. It should feel whole, like it is getting bigger and stronger.

– Astral sex visitations and/or telesthesia — sensing the energy body in a sexual way and very physically, as if another being were present but invisible.
– Strong psychic connection, even though you may not really love your partner.
– Powerful sexual passion and obsessive need to have sex, even in cases in which you don’t love the partner or they don’t love you and/or are abusive.
– Psychic responses and coincidences from either partner, like receiving a phone call or email from your partner the moment you think about cutting off the connection.
– A sense of emotional or physical draining.
– One partner becoming suddenly switched off emotionally or “psychically unplugged.”
– Feelings of being watched, or being played like puppets in some drama-myth.
– Paranormal activity, third-party “entity” visits or attacks, sudden dreams, visions and thoughts as if implanted.
– Obsessive thoughts that are not usual for either partner
– Synchronicities, omens, and a feeling of being in a magical reality.

If you feel like your "love" is choking you or becoming an obsession, that is NOT HEALTHY.

If you feel like your “love” is choking you or becoming an obsession, that is NOT HEALTHY. This VOGUE cover with supermodel Stephanie Seymour was pulled when there was an outcry from women’s groups about glorifying “violent love”.

If you didn’t know any better, this list would make you think that these are definitely the signs of a twin but this is where your own sense of discernment and emotional intelligence is going to come into play. Are you crying more than laughing? Are you more often sad and bewildered than happy and content? Do you feel good, empowered and healthy after dealing with this person or do you feel drained, tired and confused? Do you feel like you’re allowed to be who you are or do you feel slight manipulations are at play?

I’ll be the first one to admit that it can take you forever sometimes to figure out what the hell is really going on…but once you do, you see the trap for what it is and you’ll most likely never fall in again.

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October 2016 Astrology – Take Cover and Duck

It would seem that October 2016 may be one of those months that goes down into the history books. Maybe not world history but more likely in our own personal history books and journals.

Astrologers seem to be feeling both excitement and trepidation over October 2016. One thing that seems unanimous is that the third week of October from the 17th to the 23rd would be a good time to call in sick, disappear, make yourself scarce and just get the hell out of the way of the symbolic chairs which may be flying during the proverbial bar room brawl and wait it out until the dust settles.

Brutal, yank-you-out-of-humdrum-change seems to be the name of the game here. There’s also the Black Moon which the Eastern Hemisphere will experience on the 30th or 31st which will coincide with Halloween. Catholics celebrate All Saints Day on November 1st, but that’s not a coincidence. It’s just a newer incarnation of the pagan festival of All Hollow’s Eve when the veils between dimensions thinned and old pagan and Druidic priests and priestesses (they called it Samhain) were able to peer over to the other side.

Of note is the trigger-happy Mars-Pluto conjunction on Oct. 19th. Carl Boudreau writes:

“The conjunction will be a powerfully disruptive event in and of itself. Both Pluto and Mars will be in forward motion. The conjunction is taking place in cardinal signs. Also, this is the first (and only) time the conjunction will be exact. These factors suggest a powerful detonation. The Mars/Pluto conjunction will build on the aftershocks of the eclipses. The general excess of lunar energy will further multiply its psychosocial side effects. The Mars/Pluto conjunction on October 19, then, looks like a high impact Mars/Pluto encounter. It will doubtless generate some very upsetting headlines in the runup, during, and in the aftermath of the blast. The natural and man-made disasters, the violent confrontations, the bitter public controversies it inflames will be impressive, I think. But the potentially catastrophic effects will be the least of it. They are likely to be limited in number and localized. The conjunction’s effects on our politics, however, will be intense and pervasive and, in all likelihood, will affect most of us quite personally.”

If you need to change yourself or your life for the better, putting things off when you know you should just deal with it, this is the time to do it, in a good way. You may end up being swept up with roaring, thunderous waves and currents, but if you hang tight to a log, kick off your shoes, keep your head above the water, the river may just take you to places you’ve only dreamt of.

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Head’s up for Lightworkers: Black Moon Ahead

I’ve only noticed this the past few days on my Facebook feed but the September 30, 2016 new moon represents a notsorare Black Moon, the second new moon within the same month (September 1st and September 30th) . Blue Moons are the second full moon within the same month.
They are not very rare. The last time there was a Black Moon was in March 2014. The September Black Moon only applies to those in the Western hemisphere. Those in the Eastern hemisphere will experience it in October 30th or 31st instead.
While many pseudo-spiritual and new age websites are saying that this is about making intentions, wishes etc. I don’t get that feeling at all.
Rather, I think Black Moons are energetically in direct alignment with The Goddess/Divine Mother in whatever form you choose to venerate Her. Isis, Hathor, Sekhmet, Durga, Kali, Hecate, Pallas Athena,  the Black Madonna, White Calf Buffalo Woman, Mother Mary, etc. The form I feel most close to is Sophia, Divine Wisdom.
In Gnostic lore, Sophia is the Divine Mother, that part of Creation which remains hidden, can’t be seen or heard but only sensed and felt. In Jungian terns, it is the shadow self. This Black Moon is the time to connect to the Divine Feminine. Prayer, meditation, ceremony. It is also about clearing out and cleaning up the shadow self. Those places in you where your bad habits can hang their hat.
Use the time wisely.
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Magic in the Neighbourhood

The Brownie Castle, Granby, Quebec

I have mentioned a few times that I grew up in a particularly idyllic part of Canada, in Southern Quebec, an area known as the Eastern Townships, which straddles the border with Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. It is in the Appalachian panhandle, the oldest mountain range on planet Earth, which once upon a time, many ice ages ago, was 7 times higher than the Himalayas.

Lavender farm among the hills of the Eastern Townships.

Lavender farm among the hills of the Eastern Townships.

Today they are mostly gentle, rounded hills, meandering rivers, sleepy villages established by the Loyalists (persons who were in the US but wanted to remain loyal subjects of the British Crown so left and came up to Canada), farms, vineyards producing iced apple cider wine and ski hills.
To me the Townships has always been home, not Montreal.

Lac Boivin, I learned how to ice-skate on this lake as a 4 year old, in the winter when it was frozen over.

Lac Boivin, I learned how to ice-skate on this lake as a 4 year old, in the winter when it was frozen over.

More particularly I grew up in a town called Granby, a small town established by Scottish settlers. Much of the English-speaking population left the Townships in the late-1970s, early 1980s, when the separatist political party, the Parti Quebecois came into power. Today about 50 000 Anglos barely hold on while the area became more French due to draconian language laws (I’m not going to go into the whole Anglo vs French thing in Quebec but its a constant theme living in Quebec. You can read about it here if you want). Even so, if you ever get the chance to visit, the “STOP” signs are still in English. The wide boulevards, which mark English town-planning are still there. Drive around even more and there are little villages and hamlets with names like Mystic, Aberdeen, East Angus and Waterloo.

In Granby, I grew up practically on the doorstep of the mysterious Brownie Castle, a strange mansion with a hexagonal tower built by the Walt Disney of the Victorian age, Palmer Cox.

Palmer Cox, back in the day.

Palmer Cox, back in the day.

Funny how you can live somewhere for years and never really know the history and more particularly, the esoteric history of that place. I only found all this out in late August but Palmer Cox was a very well-known illustrator in the late 19th century, who grew up in tiny Granby and worked for years in places like New York City and San Francisco. His illustrations were in publications like The New Yorker and Harper’s. And then he created, The Brownies.

brownies-their-book-by-palmer-cox

The Brownies were based on the stories he grew up with from his Scottish heritage, particularly his mother who was from the Highlands. In Scottish folklore, the Brownies were tiny spirits who helped people out in the home. You walk out of a room and come back 5 minutes later and suddenly the floors are mopped or the bed has been made mysteriously. Cox wrote many books about them which were a fantastic hit with kids the world over, not unlike the Harry Potter phenomena.

The Eastman Kodak company using the Brownies for an ad.

The Eastman Kodak company using the Brownies for an ad.

The Brownie images were used to promote dozens of products like soaps and shoe shine polish. In many ways, it was the precursor of what we see the Disney corporation do these days with their animated characters. Cox made millions from it, lived in Europe for years and then for some reason, decided to come back to sleepy little Granby to build the Brownie castle.

And with the Brownie mansion in the background, shortly after it was constructed.

And with the Brownie Castle in the background, shortly after it was constructed.

The Brownie mansion sits in my old neighbourhood.

Across the street from the mansion is the oldest park in Granby, Victoria Park (named after the queen at the time) designed by Frederick Todd, who went on to design Canada’s Parliament Hill in Ottawa, the Plains of Abraham in Quebec City and… Fort Tyron Park in New York City (with Frederick Olmsted Jr.).

The stream heading off into the pool, Victoria Park 1945. It still pretty much looks the same.

The stream heading off into the pool, Victoria Park 1945. It still pretty much looks the same.

I practically grew up in that park, walked through it everyday on my way to school, played with my friends among the rocks and streams and even as a kid, I felt there was something special there.

The Japanese Cedars, they can live for hundreds of years. Many temples and shrines in Japan have groves of these trees.

The Japanese Red Cedars, they can live for hundreds of years. Many temples and shrines in Japan have groves of these trees.

In the fountains, in the grove of ancient Japanese Red Cedars, in the ponds and the exposed giant granite rocks, a hallmark of Olmsted and Todd park design, which I found out in my recent NYC trip. Even now, whenever I return to visit, I always catch someone doing something spiritual there. I’ve seen people meditating, I’ve seen people doing Tai-Chi or yoga. I’m not the only one who can feel *something* is at work in that park. There’s some good mojo in that whole area.

Before going to New York, I went back to Granby to look at the Brownie Castle again (today, it is a private residence with three different apartments, I’m not sure the tenants even know or care about the significance of the building) and to visit Palmer Cox’s grave at the Cowie Street cemetery.

Plaque on Cox's grave.

Plaque on Cox’s grave.

I couldn’t figure out why on Earth would Cox come back to tiny Granby after hitting the jackpot and living in glamorous places like NYC and Europe for decades to build a whimsical mansion in the middle of nowhere ? (The park and neighbourhood were developed decades after the mansion was built.)

Cox, was a Freemason, which also has its own set of esoteric teachings, much of it is a mish-mash of proto-ancient Egyptian and Hermetic teachings and rituals, so he was savvy to these things. Frederick Todd, another Scotsman, was also a Mason (in fact a guy I once knew who was thinking of becoming a Mason even told me that the layout of Parliament Hill is based on the layout of the inside of a Masonic Lodge).
It makes me wonder if Cox felt the energy of that area, the benevolent presence of something and felt compelled to return the favour?

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David Icke, Obelisks and New York City

The garden of The Cloisters museum

The healing garden of The Cloisters museum

Sorry Shifters, in getting this out to you so late, I got back from New York City a few days ago and needed some time to process the many things I saw and experienced there. Sit back, relax, make yourself a cup of tea because this will be a long one.

First off, like I had indicated in earlier posts, my primary reason for heading down to NYC was to see David Icke in the Grand Prospect Hall in Brooklyn. If you watch the video below, you’ll see me in the audience in the front row in a bright orange hoodie at 1:37 to 2:00

I already knew much of what Icke was saying since I’d watched dozens of his videos on Youtube over the years but what I found particularly interesting was maybe the last 3 hours of his 12 hour show (it started at 10am and he got off the stage at 10:15pm) , where he goes into what the end game of a micro-chipped population really means as well as what the ending of this Kali Yuga means coinciding with the Truth Vibrations as we head off into the next age. Great stuff. I met some lovely people in the audience as well and even got to chat with his son Gareth Icke who was really pleasant (and super-tall as is David’s other son, Jaime). The next day, I met up with a fellow blogger which was wonderful. I’m glad I went.
I’ve been to NYC many times before but they were usually short stays, a few days here or a couple of hours there between flights but this time I took a full week to really take in the city, its various neighbourhoods and investigate the spiritual hot-spots of probably the most concrete city on Earth.
Manhattan island's various neighbourhoods

Manhattan island’s various neighbourhoods

Much has already been written about haunted New York, the secret clubs, the creepy organizations based there and even some of the buildings which have sordid and storied pasts like The Dakota or the San Remo. Those are the creepy, bad places and most of them are located in either mid-town Manhattan (which is tourist central and probably the most psychically polluted part of the island) , the Upper East Side, the Upper West Side and of course down town where the Financial District and Wall Street is.
The twin-towered San Remo building as seen from Central Park. Tons of celebrities live there. Bono own one tower and apparently Demi Moore has been trying to sell her tower for a reported $75 million dollars.

The twin-towered San Remo building as seen from Central Park. Tons of celebrities live there. Bono lives in and owns the top three floors of one tower and apparently Demi Moore has tried to sell her part of her tower for a reported $75 million dollars.

Walking around, you can’t help but feel the power, see the wealth and flat out energy of the city. You’ll feel it particularly as you walk along 5th Avenue, across the street from Central Park in what I call billionaire row and what the guidebooks call Museum Mile.
The Fifth Avenue apartments across the street from Central Park East. Everyone from Jackie Kennedy to Aristotle Onassis to the Rothschilds have lived here.

The Fifth Avenue apartments across the street from Central Park East. Everyone from Jackie Kennedy to Aristotle Onassis to the Rothschilds have lived here.

The apartments in that particular area house folks like the Rothschilds, mysterious neo-con billionaire Bruce Kovner and Michael Bloomberg. Walk further south and you hit the Plaza Hotel. I remember the flags out front used to be the American, Canadian, United Kingdom and maybe French flags. Now its China, India and Saudi Arabia which should tell you plenty about who is buying up real estate in NYC and who are the biggest spenders there.
The Plaza Hotel, across the street from Central Park South

The Plaza Hotel, across the street from Central Park South

Then you hit Rockefeller Centre, the famous statue of Atlas with the world on his back, the British Empire Building (huh? I thought that was long gone)  and then the uber-luxury stores and jewellery stores,  all the playthings of the incredibly rich. The further you get from the park, the denser, the crazier and busier everything gets.
The Titan god . Atlas holding the world up.

The Titan god, Atlas holding the world up.

Truthfully, I didn’t pay very much attention to this part of Manhattan. From a spiritual point of view, if you want to experience and feel something pure and real, you have to head up to the northern reaches of Manhattan island, particularly around Morningside Heights and Fort Tyron/Fort George/Inwood.
The last time I was in NY, I had missed out in seeing the stained glass windows from Canterbury Cathedral in the UK at a special exhibition by the Metropolitan Museum of Fine Arts‘ “other” campus, called The Cloisters. The Cloisers is basically a recreated monastery which John D. Rockefeller had dismantled from other monasteries in France and Spain  and recreated brick by brick in Fort Tyron Park. It houses the Met’s collection of medieval and religious art.
I wanted to see the recreated healing herb gardens with 99 plants which the Emperor Charlemagne ordered planted for their medicinal properties, and look at the Unicorn Tapestries but what I wasn’t ready for was the details in the capitals of the columns. You have to remember all this was done by hand and its all in stone. Complicated scenes of demons and angels, tons of symbolism and vivid imagery.
Dozens of them at the Cloisters and each one is different

Dozens of them at the Cloisters and each one is different

The second thing I wasn’t prepared for was Fort Tyron Park itself. Perched high on the northern end of Manhattan island, come at sunset and you’ll have amazing views of the Hudson River and the Palisades.
Yes, this is Manhattan island.

Yes, this is Manhattan island. And that’s New Jersey on the other side of the Hudson River.

I however was on a bit of reconnaissance mission to Fort Tyron Park. Designed by Frederick Law Olmsted Jr.  (his father Frederick Law Olmsted Sr. designed Central Park and Montreal’s Mont Royal Park)  and Frederick Todd (with whom I have a strange connection to which I will write about in a forth-coming post) , this is by far the “cleanest” place on the island from an energetic point of view. The exposed granite rock and cliffs which have been incorporated into the park itself has a lot to do with it. More on granite later.
The other neighbourhood, Morningside Heights, in the north-west corner of Central Park, houses several places of note.
First you have, St. John the Divine Cathedral, which is supposedly the biggest Gothic cathedral in the world (and is still unfinished). When you walk inside, trust me, you’ll feel its size.
Named after St. John the Dive also known as John the Beloved, who wrote the Book of Revelations in the Bible.

Named after St. John the Divine also known as John the Beloved, who wrote the Book of Revelations in the Bible.

Second, the wonderful W 111th Steet People’s Garden which if you walk around slowly, you’ll see some very interesting spiritual art and statues among its bushes and trees. I spent a delightful afternoon here, eating my lunch on a bench underneath the shadow of a gigantic oak tree with the soaring spires in front of me (if you want dessert and coffee or tea, don’t miss the fantastic Hungarian Pastry Shop across the street).
The show-stopper is no doubt the strange Peace Fountain. First of all it has no water, so it shouldn’t be called a fountain (but what do I know?). It depicts and angel and demon in the grip of a fight while the Sun, Moon and Cosmos looks on. Basically Good vs. Evil.
Very bizarre.

Very bizarre.

Another place of note in Morningside Heights is the Nicholas Roerich Museum. I’ve highlighted Roerich’s art work several times already,  he was a Russian mystic, based his paintings on the spiritual myths and realities of the lands he travelled which included  India, China, Tibet, Mongolia, Central Asia, Siberia and Russia and was one of the architects for the Treaty on the Protection of Artistic and Scientific Institutions and Historic Monuments in times of war and conflict. It is one thing to see his paintings in books and online but nothing can prepare you in seeing them up close and personal. They are VERY powerful. Roerich was very clued in.
Order of Rigden Jyepo, Nicholas Roerich 1933. I bought a magnet of this at the museum and its on my fridge.

Order of Rigden Jyepo, Nicholas Roerich 1933. I bought a magnet of this at the museum and its on my fridge now.

Alright. Granite.
The ancient Egyptians essentially built most of their monuments, temples, statues and sarcophagi  in granite. It is a rock which is VERY hard and given the arid climate of Egypt, does not wear down easily over time, even when exposed to the elements. I’ve read in some esoteric literature that granite also holds and amplifies energy.
Colossal granite head of Amenhotep III at the British Museum.

Colossal granite head of Amenhotep III at the British Museum.

When I read “Swimming with the Whale” a book about the teachings of Cypriot mystic Daskalos, he said that the Egyptians had placed spells into the granite walls of the pyramid chambers themselves and when initiates stayed in these chambers during initiation trails and ceremonies, under the right conditions, certain spirits would come out to test them. They were not necessarily benevolent either. There was even an episode when Napoleon, during his invasion of Egypt, decided to stay in the chamber overnight, but something gave him such a fright that he fled very quickly afterwards and refused to talk about what had happened to him for the rest of his life. Dolores Cannon has said the same thing in some of her talks and readings. The modern Irish mystic and angelologist Lorna Byrne experienced the same thing in NYC City’s Met museum at the re-created Temple of Dendur.
The Temple of Dendur at the Met Museum

The Temple of Dendur at the Met Museum

Lorna in fact said that the “neter”, the spirit of the Temple of Dendur came forward to her and told her it that it was very sad and wanted to go home. When I visited the Temple and walked through the Egyptian antiquities at the Met museum a few days later, saw all the sarcophagi, the graves of formers kings, queens, and noblemen have been dug up and placed under glass for ugly tourists with fat knees to gawk at, or ignore completely, things which had been buried for the dead for a reason, I just felt overwhelming sadness as well. Death isn’t something we should gawk at. It’s something private. The Museum’s position is that these things are brought out for us to learn from but I didn’t see a lot of learning. I saw lots of people taking silly selfies and not even reading the information placards beside each artefact. On a more conspiratorial note, I’m almost certain some of these artefacts are being used by American secret societies in ceremony and ritual since many members of these groups sits on the board of directors, regents etc. of the Museum.
The Egyptian obelisk and the Met Museum

The Egyptian obelisk and the Met Museum. The traiangular bit is the Robert Lehman Collection.

Walk behind the Met Museum and you see that the Robert Lehman Collection wing from certain angles, looks like a glass pyramid. (Another famous museum, Paris’s Louvre Museum also has a glass pyramid outside.) 100 feet away from this, in the back, you’ll encounter a 3000 year old Egyptian granite obelisk in near perfect condition  right in the middle of Central Park.
The new York obelisk before its recent clean-up.

The New York obelisk before its recent clean-up.

When I got there, there was a meditation group sitting in a circle beside it and doing meditation and chanting. They left an hour later and I was left alone with it. The matching twin to NY’s obelisk sits in London near the Thames.
The obelisks in new York and London are actually a matching pair from Heliopolis, Egypt.

The obelisks in New York and London are actually a matching pair from Heliopolis, Egypt.

Another Egyptian obelisk stands in Paris, near the Place de la Concorde. Yet another Egyptian obelisk stands in Istanbul’s Hippodrome in the historical Sultanahmet district. There are 13 Egyptian obelisks in Rome alone. The Washington Monument in DC is also a giant obelisk not an Egyptian one, but a hallowed out structure. Cities which can’t get a real obelisk then try to create fake ones like the McGill Tower Building in Montreal.

And what is this supposed to be?

New York, London, Paris, Rome, Istanbul. Either currently or formerly imperial cities. Centers of power and finance.  All have Egyptian obelisks? I find that mighty strange. Many other folks have made the connection between obelisks and architecture and power already, particularly with respect to Freemasons. I’m not going to go into that. Rather, to go back to Icke’s work for a moment. he talks about this reality hack, this fake matrix by archons. If that is so, I’m almost positive these obelisks are “power pins” holding the thing down kind of like those pegs you use to drive into the ground to keep your tent in place.
Obelisks are the esoteric equivalent of these pegs.

Obelisks are the esoteric equivalent of these pegs.

No wonder the spirits of these monuments and temples are sad. They are being used.
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September 2016 Astrology – Falling Idols, The Wetiko Illness and David Icke in NYC

I don’t know what it has been like in your neck of the woods, but it’s been a strange, strange summer for almost everyone I know. With the alternative research community going crazy over the Zen Gardner fallout, it now looks like Aussie researcher Max Igan has outed another so-called “Truth Warrior”, Ken O’Keefe.

(There’s a pretty hilarious fellow who goes by the name of C.W Chanter who has been posting videos about all this stuff on Youtube lately if any of you are interested).
Ken and Max in Gaza in better times (2013)

Ken and Max in Gaza in better times (2013)

For those of you that don’t know, Ken is a former Navy Seal-turned-save-the whales-activist-turned-Save-Palestine activist (he was on the Gaza flotilla when it was raided by Israeli soldiers in international waters a few years ago). He’s been highlighted on places like RT and PressTV for his stridently pro-Palestinian stance but according to Max, it turns out he made some bullshit non-profit drive called ‘World Citizens Solutions‘ and pocketed the donations to go buy land in Dominica and retire.
With this back-and-forth with Old Man Saturn in Sagittarius, the planet of karma doing his dance around the sign of higher progressive thought and philosophy, in some ways I’m not surprised some of these guys are being outed now. There will be more to come, not just in the alt research community but everywhere else I’m afraid.
I’m a firm believer that you have to listen and watch news sources you never would normally do if you really want the truth on anything. Remember the cardinal rule: There’s always three sides to any story, your’s, the other person’s and the Truth is usually somewhere in between. Syrian leader Bashar Al Assad gave a fantastic interview to MSNBC a few weeks ago, made the journalist look like a bumbling idiot and exposed American and Western intervention in the Middle East for what it really is: an attempt to destabilise the entire region, institute regime change (i.e.. put in a puppet leader who will follow the orders of Washington and London ahead of the best interests of their own people) , create a new and larger Israel and pave the way for Americans to get into and control Central Asia. Assad is many things but stupid isn’t one of them. Before politics, he was a trained ophthalmologist and doctor. Hezbollah leader, Nasrallah goes into exact detail why this is happening. ISIS is an American/Saudi/UAE/Israeli creation and paid proxy. Nothing more. Once everyone understands that, the jig is up.

From what both Carl Boudreau and Steve Judd have indicated, there will be an intense series of eclipses taking place which are going to rattle people and places. There’s a solar eclipse on September 1st and then another lunar one on September 16th and a Mercury retrograde happening the whole time. Steve predicts more geological changes and people’s irritability buttons are gong to be pushed, big time.
“This surge of eclipse energy from the mutable T-Square will accelerate the demise of global oligarchy and hasten the end of the gross political and economic inequality threatens global stability. The eclipse energies will trigger and accelerate karmic consequences for using dishonest and manipulative language. This will further cleanse our politics and economics of toxic rhetoric and hasten the end of the oligarchic institutions and practices that it supports. “
So it would seem whether you are a powerful oligarchy, a mighty government and military with a false sense of entitlement, the myths of nationalism or an internet New Age shyster on a soapbox, your words are going to come back to haunt you. Truth only needs two things to help it come out: Perfect Timing and Perfect Opportunity. That’s an iron law.
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Because of this whole Zen Gardner fall-out, one of the side effects is that a certain Native American word has been making the rounds on many sites lately. It started out on Paul Levy’s website where he talks about “wetiko”, a psycho-spiritual illness which induces blind-spots which makes people to destroy the very base the live on, the land, the air and the water (it’s not a coincidence that the stand-off between pipeline companies and Native American tribes is now taking place in North Dakota over access to safe water. Chief Arvol Looking Horse of the Lakota nation has put out a statement on this and it is well-worth reading and thinking about.)
Wetiko—whose origin is within the human psyche—induces a psychological blindness such that those who have fallen under its spell not only think of themselves as sighted, but arrogantly believe they are more sighted than those who are clear-sighted. Instead of inducing people to see hallucinations that are not there, in what can be thought of as a “negative hallucination” the wetiko bug makes people unable to see what is there. Wetiko (I could—and did—write a book about it called Dispelling Wetiko: Breaking the Curse of Evil) can be thought of as a mind-virus that covertly operates through the blind-spots of the unconscious in such a way that those under its spell become its unwitting instruments to act it out—destructively—in the world while, at the same time, this virus of the mind surreptitiously hides itself from being seen.”
And that folks, is the basis of capitalism, indoctrination and the cult of individualism, right there.
Wetiko is what makes you look for more when you already have enough. Wetiko is what makes you afraid to share. Wetiko makes you suspicious of others. Wetiko is a hunger in the mind and soul which constantly needs to keep eating, buying and taking because it is never satisfied. Wetiko makes you covetous of what others have. It makes you want things you don’t really need. Wetiko is when you want something, know its inappropriate for you but don’t want to admit it so you look for an excuse, reason or justification to take it (I would say this is 99% of academic work and justifications for continued white privilege and cultural appropriation). In fact, it sums up the greedy colonial and imperialistic mindset very neatly, if you ask me, whether its Spanish, English, American or Chinese. If this world will have any chance at all, we all need to individually overcome Wetiko. Naming and identifying an illness is usually the first step to treating it.
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Speaking of idols, David Icke has finished up his Australia and New Zealand portion of his world speaking tour. I’m heading down to New York next week for a few days off and to take in his Brooklyn show. A friend saw him in Sydney (and momentarily met him too, outside the venue) and said it was worth every minute even if it is an all-day show. I’m almost positive that the New York and especially the L.A show will be filled with celebrity and insider types given that folks like Jim Carey and Johnny Depp and practically every sci-fi screenwriter in Hollywood in the last 15 years follow Icke’s work.
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If there are any readers who want to meet up for tea or drinks, let me know, my email address is on my profile picture. I’m always up for connecting to new people and new faces. (David, if you do read this, I’ll be sitting somewhere near the front and will have an outrageous mango-orange colored hoodie on, waving like crazy).
More info. to follow.

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Spiritual Con-Artistry and Chicanery (Note: HIGHLY disturbing content and NSFW links and information)

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Long-time readers of this blog will know already how much I despise fake gurus, fake spiritual teachers and phoney spiritual “celebrities”.
Well, it would seem that a certain internet-based New Age guru has been exposed in the past few days. It happened on Philosopher Stone’s blog and it quickly escalated to other sites across the internet, particularly in the alternative research community.
Quick background: Zen Gardner ran his own website , and was quickly gaining recognition in the alt research community, exposing the New World Order, paedophile cults, Satanic cults, secret societies, etc.
Then Steve Seymour dropped a bomb on his Philosopher’s Stone’s blog the other day. It turns out Zen Gardner, aka Don Ferguson was a 27 year member and leader in the Children of God cult from the ages of 22 to 49 and left the cult in 1999.
For those of you who don’t know, the Children of God was and is a notorious California New Age cult which started back in 1968 and quickly spread across the world headed by a known paedophile named David Berg. Berg was a psychotic, insane and perverted man who among other things, advocated incest, sanctified prostitution known as “Flirty Fishing” and rampant pedophilia among its members. The litany of things which the Children of God were involved in is beyond horrific and if you have the stomach to watch the many documentaries on Youtube  about the cult including survivors’ testimonies or read the documents, you’ll quickly understand how insane David Berg was and how the cult attracted deeply damaged or equally crazy people to say nothing of the incalculable amounts of damage the cult did to people who were in it.
David Berg and a "Children of God" member.

David Berg and a “Children of God” member.

I’m not going to go into the back and forth between Zen Gardner and Steve. If you want to know the exact details and chronology of this fallout,  I suggest reading the following articles and links in this order:
1) Zen’s convoluted and nebulous “confession” full of vague remarks and no concise details.
5) Steve releases some of his emails with the information where Zen admitted his deep involvement with the cult.
6) Steve is posting reactions from around the internet on Philosopher’s Stone’s homepage
A few things, right off the bat.
1) Don Ferguson fessed up to his involvement in this sick cult only AFTER being threatened with being exposed. Otherwise, he would never have mentioned it
2) Berg died in 1994. Ferguson left the cult in 1999, a full five years after Berg’s death claiming that he wanted to change the organization ‘from the inside out” 5 years is plenty of time to clean out  an organization or disband it completely as a high-ranking member, which he didn’t do.
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On a personal note, it was Zen/Don Ferguson who helped put me on the blogosphere radar screen. Someone had posted one of my first blog posts in the comments section of his website and the next day it was in the headlines section of Icke’s website. I used to read Zen Gardner’s website on and off after that but then about 2 years ago or so, his old, crunchy, granola home-made cobbley website suddenly got a massive upgrade and became super-professional, polished, full of sponsors  and rolling ads. Money was definitely coming in from somewhere. The energy had changed completely and not in a good way so I stopped visiting it.
Not only that, but I just didn’t find his writing all that insightful any more. It was the same old, same old “The world is undergoing a shift, so are you, hold on to your hats”, mixed in with New Age pabulum and flowery feel-good lingo. Like an internet personal coach, full of fluff but no practical or sound advice.
Then Zen Gardner was suddenly all over the internet, being interviewed on other people’s shows or podcasts, a flashy new book, he was suddenly some New Age alternative researcher celebrity. Definitely not as big as David Icke or Alex Jones , but on his way. Getting a Youtube channel and even a book called ‘You are the Awakening”. Zen was invited to conferences all over the world as a speaker or panelist and he had his own group of followers on his website. Because Zen was very good at writing and articulating certain ideas, his website was very popular with newbies, people just coming out of their shell and looking around for writers/thinkers who can explain to them what the hell was happening.
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There’s a bigger issue behind all of this: How does one discern a real teacher or spiritual guide from a  fraudulent one? It seems to always boil down to this with these kinds of stories. It’s not just Zen Gardner, Marc Gafni, Bikram Chowdhury, John Friend, the Children of God, the Rajneesh movement, going to Wanderlust or some equally idiotic gathering like SpiritWeavers or any of dozens of other examples.
Um, it doesn't work like that...

Um, it doesn’t work like that…

The bigger problem here is that there is a genuine spiritual hunger out there. How does a person who honestly doesn’t know any better, discern the real from the fake? People are looking, sometimes genuinely, sometimes with less intensity, but looking for *something* nonetheless because whether you want to admit it or not, spirituality and the search for profound meaning to our lives is as much a part of the human condition as looking for food to eat, a safe, warm place to sleep and a friend to talk to. Unfortunately in a fast-food market-oriented world like ours, it means there are millions of fakes out there willing to sell their fake wares and fake teachings to the person who never developed any sense of discernment.
It's not real!

It’s not real!

Organized religion has failed, globalization means that teachings which were once inaccessible are suddenly at anyone’s fingertips, there’s the problem with cultural appropriation or the misuse of sacred teachings and paraphernalia by people who either don’t know what the hell they are really talking about or deliberately distorting original teachings to suit their own agenda and inflate their pocketbook. Don’t believe me? Its even hit the shamans of Siberia with shyster Russian “spiritual teachers” (from 3:38 –  5:14)

I admit, I have also had my run-ins with fake teachers and guides and the damage they can do to a person can be huge and take years to recover from. Instead of helping to bring you forward a few steps, they can actually push you back a few meters. One unfortunate thing I have noticed is how deep down inside, many people don’t actually want to make decisions of their own but prefer being told what to do, what to think and how to live. It’s easier because someone has done the blueprint for them already. It’s terrifying for some to completely break free and do things on their own and forge their own path. It’s too hard.
I wish I could offer a few rules and guidelines to help folks discern real teachings and teachers from fake ones, I can’t. I can only offer what I’ve observed so far.
1) Never accept anything and everything at face value. Do your research. Ask pointed, uncomfortable questions
2) You have a brain so use your critical thinking skills. I may follow a few writers or teachers whose writings have inspired me but that doesn’t mean I completely agree with them on absolutely everything they ever wrote.
3) Don’t ever do anything which makes you feel uncomfortable. Listen to your FEELINGS. Just because your 75 year old male guru tells you to get naked with him and slip into the hot tub to receive “secret teachings” or “initiation”, doesn’t mean that you should do it.
4) Don’t mistake genuine ethnic origins with genuine teachers. There are a ton of shady guru-types in India and shamanistic types in South America who prey on white people’s ignorance of their cultures. Just because someone is brown and from India doesn’t automatically make him an authority on ALL Vedic teachings.
5) Keep a track of all inconsistencies in everything which you’ve noticed in what they do and say and question them on it. If someone starts getting hot under their collar and perceives your questioning as being confrontational, that’s a red flag right there.
6) Run for your life when someone asks you to invest a huge amount of cash to join their movement, to give all your stuff away to them, tells you to break off all your friendships and family connections to join their group
7) Keep a close eye on your teacher’s own life, personal habits and lifestyle. I would think twice before taking advice from someone who preaches about the importance of health and hygiene yet smokes like a chimney and lives in a pigsty.

(Please watch this video from 50:00 to 58:00 to see what The Children of God cult does to people)

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August 2016 Astrology – Something Wicked This Way Comes

By the pricking of my thumbs,
Something wicked this way comes.

– Macbeth, Act VI , William Shakespeare
I wasn’t going to write anything for August but given how unanimous many astrologers are about August’s outlook, at the very least, I owe it to my readers to warn them of the potential harm ahead to help steer people away.

This summer has already proven itself to be a doozy and it isn’t even over yet.
In the US, I think it has also been exacerbated by the Trump presidential campaign. It seems every racist, bigot, KKK member have crawled out from underneath the rocks they were hiding under and are on full display. Proudly I might add.

A proper picture of Donald trump, with the fly sitting unnoticed on his hair. Flies usually land and stay on spits which are very dirty. Next time you see some dog shit on the sidewalk, you'll notice all the flies sitting on it.

A proper picture of Donald Trump, with the fly sitting unnoticed on his hair. Flies usually land and stay on spots which are very dirty. Next time you see some dog shit on the side-walk, you’ll notice all the flies sitting on it.

I too watched the bits and pieces of the Republican convention ( I couldn’t watch too much or I felt like vomiting ) and the catastrophe which was the Democratic convention. I make no secret that I was really hoping Bernie Sanders would get the nomination but alas, our worst suspicions turned out to be true. Wikileaks exposed that the DNC rigged the nominating process against him from Day 1 and DNC chairperson Debbie Wasserman-Schultz had made a sweetheart deal with Hillary Clinton a long time ago. I doubt the DNC will ever get the confidence and trust of progressive voters but it would seem that a possible Trump presidency is the biggest evil to deal with. However if anyone thinks that Shillary Clinton will stick to the progressive platform the DNC nailed out, they are in for a rude awakening. Already Wall Street money has come roaring back in funding her campaign after lying low during the nomination process. If people don’t wise up soon, it will only get worse. A good starting point is getting over the whole race thing. Legendary anti-racist activist and educator Jane Elliott nails it.

Americans don’t seem to realize how a Trump presidency will destabilize the rest of the world. He’d be trigger happy with the nuclear codes . Professor Noam Chomsky has said that it was these neo-tards, neoconservatives and neoliberals which have created this situation. It started way back with Ronald Reagan and every successive presidency since has added to the damage. The loss of jobs due to trade deals (NAFTA, upcoming TTP) , the death of the manufacturing sector, less and less job security, dis-empowering or banning unions and workers rights, empowering banks and big business, costly foreign wars, spiralling healthcare and university costs, income disparity. You can thank the neo-tards for all this.

Trump is just the natural outcome of such policies which really sickens me. (If you really want to know who Trump’s mastermind is, it’s a goon like Republican mastermind and operator Roger Stone (who funny enough, I find physically resembles another noted sleaze ball, pedophile Jimmy Saville)  and that blowhard asshole Alex Jones. Watch this confrontation between Stone and Jones with the Young Turks’ host Cenk Uygur and it gives you a pretty good idea of what Republican operators are really like behind the scenes and what an opportunistic shit-disturber Alex Jones really is)

It’s not just politics as usual folks. Things are teetering on a very precarious edge right now. Irish mystic Lorna Byrne, a lady who claims that she sees angels all the time, has said that the spiritual world is indeed getting ready for war. Maybe not for today or tomorrow, but she has said that the forces of good and evil are indeed gathering.

Lorna Byrne

Lorna Byrne

Maybe she has apocalyptic visions, I don’t know, but if a thin-skinned, tangerine-coloured narcissistic warthog like Trump wins the presidency and carries the nuclear briefcase which he will have the codes to, it’s not a stretch to reconcile Lorna’s visions with what may happen. People need to take this very, very seriously. A Trump presidency will plunge the planet into darkness and it will take unbelievable amounts of hard work, sweat and tears by many people to get out of it. As a person with a spiritual bent, you can’t ever lose sight of the fact that all things in the physical have their origins in the spiritual.

There is no nuclear button but there is this briefcase...

There is no nuclear button but this briefcase…

The last week of August through to the middle of September has a VERY strong and catastrophic series of eclipses and astrological configurations which anyone sensitive to energy and to the spiritual evolution of this planet would be wise to pay attention to. Carl Boudreau has written that many people’s’ lives will not be the same afterwards and Steve Judd has said that his Spidey senses are tingling that something ominous is on the horizon. Best case scenario: Nothing happens except a few bad days at the office. The only thing I will say is this: Whatever happens, learn to control your emotions. Not in a cold, callous, indifferent way but in a way where you don’t give yourself over too easily to despair, unhealthy passions, fear, worry, hatred or violent anger. That’s what the dark side feeds on. Look at things coolly and rationally and in a level-headed way. It will place you in good stead.

In the words of Ben Davidson, of Suspicious0bservers fame, eyes open, no fear Everyone.

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Summer Hiatus and July 2016 Astrology

1986 film with John Cusack and Demi Moore (when they were young)

1986 film with John Cusack and Demi Moore (when they were young)

 

I knew this summer was going to be crazy but I had no idea it was going to be like this.

Between Brexit in the UK, Donald Trump’s assured nomination as the Republican candidate for the US elections, a Ramadan season which has killed hundreds including many Muslims, might I add (which only goes to show you how much shit ISIS really is full of). If you’re really some Muslim radical  and pushing for a so-called Caliphate, why would you kill your own then?

It makes me wonder if they are even real Muslims in their ranks or if this is a super-duper stealthy plan by Israeli Mossad to derail the Middle East completely and deflect any attention on the Palestinian issue since that has completely disappeared off the radar screen ever since ISIS appeared, and the BDS movement against Israel has gained major steam in recent years on American college campuses and with high-visibility celebrities like Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters joining the movement.

The man behind Pink Floyd's "The Wall" Roger Waters.

The man behind Pink Floyd’s “The Wall” Roger Waters.

(I had a conversation with someone recently and they think it is definitely the latter. Bangladesh was hit because it is one of the last countries on Earth if not the last one, which states openly in its passport that it cannot be used to enter Israel, one of the few countries that doesn’t recognize Israel)

Read the bottom line...

Read the bottom line…

I have had the feeling for a long time that the nation-state model will not last. This attempt at creating “super” states and regional trading blocks will also backfire eventually. People really don’t want distant bureaucrats making decisions on their behalf without their permission which will directly affect their lives.

 

Which is why I think the TPP deal will not be ratified widely. I don’t know a single person in Quebec who wants to drink milk from China (if it is even milk in the first place given the Chinese track-record of safe food and pollution and ingenuity in creating fake items…) but that’s exactly the sort of thing which will be allowed if this goes through.

Tourists posing with the Hong Kong skyline.

Tourists posing with the Hong Kong skyline.

As for the US elections, it looks like a Clinton vs. Trump election but given how crazy this summer has been already, I have no doubt in my mind that nothing can be written in stone just yet. The DNC still have their convention on July 25 -28. The DNC are desperately trying to court the votes and enthusiastic followers which Bernie Sanders gathered but it’s still not clear what he will do exactly. Bernie may still be the wild card and may throw in a hat trick or two. Many of those millennials despise Hillary and establishment politics in general. You cannot get more establishment than Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Many are even going to be casting their vote for the Green Party and Dr. Jill Stein, who comes across as very decent IMHO.

Spiritually, on a superficial level things look calm but, like the Earth itself, a beautiful scene of mountains and lakes doesn’t change the fact that deep, deep inside its core, hundreds of kilometres down, you know there are unbelievably violent and tumultuous changes and forces at work. Sometimes things stay quiet for L-O-N-G periods of time and then one day, without warning, a mountain blows its top and a volcano comes booming out of the Earth’s core. It somehow feels like that right now.

Before and after photo of the Merapi eruption in Indonesia.

Before and after photo of the Merapi eruption in Indonesia.

 

According to both Carl Boudreau and Steve Judd, there will be a series of eclipses happening in August and September and some people will have diametrically different lives before and after these eclipses. I have always maintained that as long as you are true to yourself and the deepest vision of yourself, not as who you wish to be but who you really ARE, then not very much can hurt you. People generally get into trouble when they start pretending to be someone or something they are not. If you’re a suburban husband and father for 40 odd years yet always dreamt of being a mountaineer or global traveller yet never set foot on a mountain or a country where everyone speaks a completely different language, chances are pretty good that you’re a suburban father for a reason. It’s because that’s what you really want to be even if you won’t admit it out loud. Embrace who you really are and let go of the illusions.

Enjoy your summer and stay safe Shifters!

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The Primer and the Power of Flowers

“Within the natured structure and design of all creations, there can be found the inherent properties that define its purpose…Humanity is no exception!’

Person                    Place                     Purpose
Authenticity             Alignment            Actualization
TO BE REAL          TO FEEL REAL   TO MAKE REAL
intention                 belief                    creation
body                      mind                       soul
physical                 mental                   spiritual
molecular               magnetic              vibrational
consciousness       connection            conception
illustration             immersion             illumination
EARTH                   AIR                       WATER
Elementals             Energetics            Emanation
bal•ance                 beau•ty                 bless•ings

– W.C Lyons 2011

I had mentioned in previous posts that I have a friend who writes spiritual/quantum quatrains. She doesn’t just sit there and make them up. They literally come to her from who-knows-where and her job is to merely record them. Many of them are for specific persons that she knows and how it applies to their own individual circumstances, many of them are readings which are much more universal in scope and can be applicable to anyone. Until now she has not gone public with them but she has given me permission to share The Primer, as written above. That’s all I’m allowed to share for now.

That's not my friend but you get the idea.

That’s not my friend but you get the idea.

Really, its essentially about working on yourself spiritually from all angles, particularly the quantum field and there is a lot to meditate within this one chart alone. It’s not just something you read and forget about. I’m finding I need to look at it everyday and have copies posted in several places around my apartment.

There are 38 different remedies in the Bach Flower system and dozens of places online where you can do questionnaires to figure out what you need.

There are 38 different remedies in the Bach Flower system and dozens of places online where you can do questionnaires to figure out what you need.

Because of this, I’ve decided to give the Bach Flower Remedies a go. With a lot of these things, it comes off as New Age quackery but I need to report honestly that the Bach Flower Remedies are working, a least on me in a very beneficial and positive way.

As long-time readers know, much of my baseline is anger, usually tied in to issues and circumstances of injustice which I see around me. The Bach Flower remedies have greatly tempered that. They don’t work on physical ailments but rather on issues of temperament (i.e depression, loss of hope, excessive anger, jealousy, melancholy, anxiety etc.) I still get pissed off as hell when I see bullshit happening like this terrible Brock Turner case, I’m just not going to go and tear their head off personally (In my book, this kid,  his dad and that retarded judge need very swift and VERY HARD horse-kicks in the pants).

This should have been you, Brock.

This should have been you, Brock.

Montreal is in that period between spring and summer. The spring flowers are out like peonies, lily of the valley, lilacs and are practically finished before the real heat and mugginess of summer sets in. I’m lucky in that I can usually go flower-picking alongside the river in my neighbourhood. The late Linda Goodman used to write in her books that if you needed to change your mood to “Go smell a rose” and its true flowers have a magic and a medicine which is all their own, maybe that might be why The Bach remedies work. I’ll end this with some words of wisdom from Mikhael Aivanhov. Between this and The Primer, there’s a lot for all of you to chew on.

“People love to receive and give flowers; they put them in their homes, plant them in their gardens, go to admire them in parks and in nature and marvel at their shapes, their colours and their perfumes. But they think of them mainly as decorative features that make life more pleasant, so their interest in flowers remains superficial, and they do not gain much benefit from their presence. But what are flowers really? They are living beings with which we can create a relationship. Yes, a flower is not simply a piece of matter with a colour and perfume; it is the home of an entity that has come to speak to us of earth and heaven. And if we know how to look at it, how to relate to it, we connect with the forces of nature, with the entities that work to make the flower such a life-giving, poetic presence.”

Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov

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June 2016 Astrology – The Bumpy Road Ahead

Rough-Road-Ahead
Sorry Shifters for not writing very much in the last little while. A few personal things have been going on and it doesn’t leave much room to write.
Berkeley the Pug 2005-2016. I hope you have a happy incarnation as the old wise man that you are.

Berkeley the Pug 2005-2016.

First off, my original on-line avatar, my Yoda-master-angel-in-disguise pug, Berkeley has passed on. He put up a good fight, 11 years old, with diabetes, needing insulin shots everyday, and in the end couldn’t walk any more. Despite all his physical problems, he remained happy, super-intelligent, wise and very, very affectionate. It broke everyone’s heart to put him to sleep but no one wanted him to end his days in suffering. It will always remain a mystery to me how such tiny creatures can give out so much unconditional love and warmth to everyone around them.
Formally known as the Hidden Hills, but also known as the Wisdom Hills to those in the know.

Formally known as the Hidden Hills, but also known as the Wisdom Hills to those in the know.

 

Secondly, I was away and spending time in Western Massachusetts with a wise-woman friend of mine, the one who writes quatrains. The area is known as the “Wisdom Hills” largely because of all the Tibetan Buddhist monasteries and meditation centres there. Many high-end private schools and colleges like Deerfield Academy (where most kings and presidents send their boys off to) and Amherst College are also located there. That means many, many amazing second-hand bookshops and a highly literate and educated population base who are more inclined towards progressive thought.
Mary's gaze

Mary’s gaze

Places like Holyoke have a strong Catholic flavour and an occurrence called Mary’s Gaze happens regularly over the skies of West Springfield and Northfield.  I’ll shortly be writing something which my friend shared with me since she has given me permission to share with others on-line.
Steve Judd had mentioned that there was some kind of financial “correction” coming and Gosh! does everyone need it. The IMF has finally admitted that the doctrine of neoliberalism has done more harm than good (read: is full of shit) and all those 1%-ers know it. This also explains why property and real estate values have sky-rocketed in the past few years, particularly in places like Vancouver, Sydney, Toronto and lately Montreal.
The Russian gazillionaires have a tendency to hide their money in real estate. Usually London or New York City were their destinations of choice. If they couldn’t hide their money in off-shore accounts, what they would do was start buying up real estate and park their money that way. Now the Chinese are doing it and their destinations of choice are Australia and Canada. We’re not just talking about shady Chinese millionaires and industrialists, we’re talking about the Chinese government itself. Slowly by slowly they are deliberately buying up large parts of downtown real estate in places like Sydney, Vancouver, Singapore, Toronto and Montreal.  This inflates real estate prices completely out of the reach of middle-income families and makes home-buying only for the wealthy. It’s gotten so bad that locals can’t even afford to live in the city they grew up in and made interesting in the first place. High-income professionals like lawyers and doctors are having a hard time buying a home in Vancouver and real-estate racism is now a thing. Australia was smart. They banned the Chinese from doing it further. We’ll see if Canada smartens up. This is just to illustrate how phoney and easily manipulated things like real estate values can be and how black money truly rules most of the world.
So, it would seem the world is indeed ripe for a financial “correction” or “adjustment”.
A few Grand Crosses, a few eclipses, the summer solstice and a fidgety social world climate makes June look like the kind of month where people can lose it within seconds. Its worth your while to fade into the background and just watch from the sidelines as people go apeshit. Don’t let anything or anyone push your buttons. June looks like it’s shaping up to be some kind of a start of transformation. Let the deconstruction happen and move yourself out-of-the-way discretely.

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The Dirty-Fingernails Syndrome

The Fab Five back in the day. (l-r, Roger Taylor, Nick Rhodes, Simon LeBon, Andy taylor, John Taylor.

The Fab Five back in the day. (l-r, Roger Taylor, Nick Rhodes, Simon LeBon, Andy Taylor, John Taylor.

I make no secret of the fact that I was a teenage fan girl back in the 1980s during my teen years. One band which I absolutely loved but was too young to attend their concerts was The Fab Five, Duran Duran. Posters from “16” magazine, “Star Hits” or “BOP” literally covered my walls and in the days long before the internet, the only pipeline to information were these teen magazines, radio stations and the early days of MTV and MuchMusic..

Every month, I literally awaited with abated breath for this magazine....

Every month, I literally awaited with abated breath for this magazine….

Between the years of 1981-1985, Duran were at their height. Everything about them gave off so much unbelievable energy and excitement, most of it due to their rabid female fans, no doubt.

The jet set lifestyle,

Still from the "Rio" video in the middle of the Caribbean somewhere. Check out the Antony Price suits.

Still from the “Rio” video in the middle of the Caribbean somewhere. Check out the Antony Price suits.

the exotic locations for their videos, (‘Save a prayer” and “Hungry Like the Wolf” were both filmed in Sri Lanka, “Rio” in the British Virgin islands)

Still from the "Save a Prayer" video at Gal Vihara

Still from the “Save a Prayer” video at Gal Vihara in Sri Lanka.

5 attractive young men in uber- designer threads,

Mostly Antony Price duds again.

Mostly Antony Price duds again.

the catchy pop hooks, (Note: Videos for “Girls on Film” and “The Chauffeur” were specifically made for nightclubs and not television airplay because of their naughty content)

the super-model glamazon girlfriends in real life

Simon Lebon and British-Iranian model wife Yasmin LeBon.

Simon Lebon and British-Iranian model wife Yasmin LeBon.

And in their videos.

The chauffer-dancer in the video is Perri Lister, Billy Idol's long-time paramour.

The chauffeur-dancer in the video is Perri Lister, Billy Idol’s long-time paramour.

It was a heady and infectious mix and it’s understandable why female teenage fans fell hook, line and sinker for them.

Don’t ask me why (because in hindsight, I still don’t get it) but I was insanely crazy about keyboardist Nick Rhodes.
Nick and Julie-Anne during their Art Deco wedding.

Nick and Julie-Anne during their Art Deco wedding.

He was my favourite. I remember when word got out that he had married Iowa department store heiress and sometime-model Julie-Anne Friedman in an Art Deco  pink wedding at London’s Savoy Hotel, which also included pink flamingoes, pink food and bride and groom both wearing matching pink eye shadow, some Durannie in Toronto killed herself by jumping off a building. It was nuts, but it just goes to show you the kind of mania the band generated.
The boys these days.

The boys these days.

You grow up, your tastes change, you leave behind your childhood pre-occupations and you get on with life. I lost interest in Duran Duran like many of their old fans. Duran’s popularity definitely started to wane after Live Aid in July 1985, when Simon LeBon basically sang off key. I read the autobiographies of former band mates Andy Taylor and John Taylor last year and you realize that the band were imploding anyway (and what a bunch of immature brats they were and are). They never recovered their popularity of the early 1980s despite numerous “comeback” attempts. I remember they came through Montreal for a show and record signing in 1995, long after their decline. I thought it would be kind of fun to try to meet them at the record signing anyway, just on a nostalgia factor.
duranduran_93

The line-up had changed when I met them. It included former Missing Persons guitarist Warren Cuccurullo (second from right). He was then kicked out of the band because he went and did porn on the side.

There was an insane line-up at the record store, old Durannies mostly. I thought it was funny that many of these girls, now in their 20s and 30s were still acting like crazed teen fans. Anyway, the line moved quickly and I could see the table and the order down the table was Simon LeBon, John Taylor, Warren Cuccurullo and then finally Nick Rhodes. I wasn’t wearing anything provocative (unless you consider a saffron-coloured vest top over a long, black pencil skirt and heels “provocative”) and had absolutely NO inclination or interest to hook up with them whatsoever.
Is this "trippy"?

Is this “trippy”?

I just went because I was curious more than anything else. Finally it was my turn and I handed the magazine in my hand over to Simon to sign. He basically got up from his seat and leaned into my face and said that he loved my shirt colour and how it reminds him of “tripping”. He then coyly fingered my collar and was basically coming on to me. I asked him how his wife was. He got the point and sat back down and said “Oh, she’s fine” and started chatting up the girl behind me in line. Next was Warren and John. Warren, leans over to John and said out loud “She’s the prettiest one here today”. John looked up at me and said”By far”. I noticed that John had his shirt practically open to his navel and all I could see was a weak chest, pale skin and very long but sparse brown chest hair. He grabbed my magazine , signed it and then started looking through it. I got the feeling that he was expecting me to somehow react to their ‘compliment” but I was just grossed out and moved on to Nick.
Finally my old favourite, the one I used to argue over in the elementary school yard with other Durannie friends over who was the cutest Duran member. He took my magazine to sign when I immediately noticed how dirty his fingernails were. I don’t know why but whatever old, warm, fuzzy feelings I might have had as a former teen fan girl, literally just vanished in that instant. And they never, ever came back.
Um...like no.

Um…like no.

I bring up this trivial incident because I don’t know if any of you had a similar experience whether it be a person you were once into, a spiritual teaching, a scene you were into, a past-time or hobby but you see or read something which just turns you off or rubs you the wrong way and no matter how hard you try, your old enthusiasm and interest can never come back after that.  I look at it as sign of growing up or an indication that you’ve changed.  The old perspective just doesn’t fit any more and you can’t force it to fit either. Either your vision has broadened or the old illusion has shattered. You’ve outgrown your toys.  How many relationships become stale partnerships with partners who either refuse to let go (“We have to think of the kids’) or are too afraid to (“Divorce is too expensive”)? How many people stay in dead-end jobs, which kill their spirits but hey, it’s a paycheck and it includes insurance? How many people stay on in hobbies and past times or specific social scenes which no longer serve them yet they have invested too much time and energy to ever walk away from it?
There's a reason why polo is a hobby of the uber-rich.

There’s a reason why polo is a hobby of the uber-rich.

The opposite is also true. Things or persons you dismissed or overlooked altogether once upon a time, now somehow “works”. There’s a fit. Spiritual grown is a strange, strange  phenomena.  A lot of it is very difficult but I think the easiest part is seeing through the illusion and identifying those things, people and places we have to let go. The hard part is actually doing it.
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Rock and Redemption – Prince

Prince Rogers Nelson 1957-2016

Prince Rogers Nelson 1957-2016

“I said life is just a game
We’re all just the same”

– Controversy

I have to say that between the death of Motorhead’s Lemmy Kilmister, David Bowie and now Prince, 2016 is shaping up to be the year the music died for some of us….
I’m still reeling from news of Prince’s death but for those of you who are interested, David Icke just posted a fantastic video explaining in detail what made Prince the magus of music that he was (Prince apparently was also into Icke’s books and work and invited him to his show and a meeting afterwards). And he was indeed a magus, albeit one decked out in purple velvet, assless chaps, lace, killer high heels and a bevy of biracial beauties like Apollonia, Vanity, Sheila E and Mayte Garcia surrounding him.
Prince and Vanity rocking the cover of Rolling Stone magazine

Prince and Vanity rocking the cover of Rolling Stone magazine

If you read some parts of esoteric literature, they say that the most gifted artists, whether they be musicians, scientists, writers, actors, sculptors, painters and dancers are usually those who are channeling something from a different dimension and bringing it into our awareness to understand and learn from and I believe it. All you have to do is really sit down and listen to Beethoven’s Ode to Joy, look into Nikolai Tesla and his work, read the works of Rainier Maria Rilke, look at the acting work of thespian heavyweights like Sir John Gielgud, study the sculptural work of Michelangelo, examine the paintings of Dante Gabriel Rossetti or Salvador Dali or look at the dancing of Gene Kelly and it becomes fairly obvious that the inspiration and talent is otherworldly. In my mind, Prince’s constant dedication, “tuning in”, connection and immersion to music and music alone, places him in that category.
I don't care what anyone says, prince had a fashion sense all his own and it worked. A classic case of the man wearing the clothes and not the clothes wearing the man. You need a massive personality to be able to swing the kinds of threads Prince did.

I don’t care what anyone says, Prince had a fashion sense all his own and it worked. A classic case of the man wearing the clothes and not the clothes wearing the man. You need a massive personality and supreme confidence to be able to swing the kinds of threads Prince did.

Some people think Prince was weird. I don’t think so. Like Bowie, he lived on a completely different frequency, one that only he could understand and most dull human ruminants never will, not in a million years of evolution. So of course when you compare Prince to people like that, he’s far from “normal”.
You have to have a certain kind of swagger to pull this off.

You have to have a certain kind of swagger to pull this off.

If you either listen to or read the lyrics to most of his songs which he performed for himself or wrote for others, it’s very clear that Prince’s two main preoccupations were around spiritual angst ( like “Controversy”, “Let’s Go Crazy”) and of course sex (“Cream”, “Darling Nikki”, “Sexy MF”, “Nasty Girl”“Sugar Walls” and my favorite, “A Love Bizarre”). In all honesty, I don’t think he was a sex pervert or a  musician with a dirty mind like some journalists have written about. No doubt about it: he enjoyed sex and truly loved the company of  women, not merely as sex objects and window dressing  but as women and all they are capable of doing. Just by going with his lyrics, never mind the provocative dancing, costumes and tongue-lashing on stage, women understood automatically that here was a guy who REALLY understood women. By every account, all his former lovers have nothing but praise about him and his gentlemanly treatment towards them. That instantly makes him a class act in my book.
In fact, given how sex-positive he was in his lyrics (“Darling Nikki” is about female masturbation. When Tipper Gore – Al’s wife – heard her daughter singing it, she went apeshit crazy and tried having his music censored), I’m almost certain that Prince understood that sex (when done right and with the right partner) , isn’t just a fun, hedonistic, pleasurable  thing to do, but could be a major gateway towards a profound spiritual experience capable of taking you outside of yourself completely, something which the Indian Tantrists having been saying for thousands of years already. He just tried to explain that publicly through his music.
Sexy MotherFucker indeed.

Sexy MotherFucker indeed.

Spiritually, Prince was a Jehovah’s Witness (in theory) but given his sensual lifestyle, I don’t think he followed the teachings to the letter but just made it his own. He was definitely plugged in, he understood a conspiracy and a scam when he saw one. That was part of the reason why he turned his back on the record companies and their vulture-like darlings for a while. Like Ickey pointed out in his video, Prince followed David Icke’s work and openly discussed chemtrails on the Tavis Smiley Show in 2011.
I think because he was so aware of how negative psychic, subtle and energetic influences could wreak havoc on one’s creativity and in one’s own life, he was intensely private, very selective about who he spent time with and only surrounded himself with people he trusted and who wouldn’t hinder his creative output. History is rife with examples of artists and creative types settling with a spouse or partner who is either emotionally demanding, a psychic drain or just not on the same frequency and thus having their work and art suffer for it terribly (Actor David Niven and philosopher Bertrand Russell immediately come to mind). Prince understood that keenly and I think that’s why he was even more selective about his various muses and their rapid succession.
Prince with first wife, Mayte Garcia

Prince with first wife, Mayte Garcia

What’s also amazing about Prince was that he had, by far  the most diverse and broad base of fans and listeners among most musicians today. The thing with many musicians is that many of them only appeal to a specific audience, like Led Zeppelin appealing mostly to those who like hard rock. Or R & B artists like Sly & the Family Stone and Earth, Wind and Fire appealing to a largely African-American audience. Not so with Prince. He had legions of fans around the world, across genres, cultures and languages. Even if he did play funk and jazz, he counted many hard rock musicians as admirers. Even if he did play the electric guitar like Jimi Hendrix, he still had a huge fan base among African-Americans. It was this kind of musical intersectionality which appealed to almost everyone in one form or another. That kind of universal appeal across a broad spectrum of tastes and genres is very rare and it takes a special kind of genius to pull it off with panache and class.
I first got into Prince when I first heard “Controversy” as an 8-year-old and dancing to it with my babysitter. Not long after, when he hit mainstream success all his biggest hits came on the airwaves and MTV in rapid succession during my tween and teen years. You know what I’m talking about, songs like “1999”, “Little Red Corvette”, and basically the entire soundtrack to the autobiographical film “Purple Rain” and his more funk-based work like “Cream”, “Kiss” and “Raspberry Beret”.
Of course this was his more accessible work but the truth of the matter is that he never stopped producing music. It was in his blood. There’s still a ton of music he’s never released publicly and never got airplay because it was either too experimental, jazzy or different. We’re talking thousands of hours worth of music here. I also saw him last year in concert here in Montreal and all I can say is that when you attend a Prince concert, it’s literally a joyful, non-stop all-night dance party involving thousands of people. It’s not just a show, it’s an experience.
I think Prince’s basic message is that you have to stay true to your gift and true to yourself, in whatever form that may be. You cannot compromise on your art to suit other people’s tastes and inclinations, that as an artist it is your sacred duty to remain as true to it as possible, to stick to your own vision. As long as you remain true to yourself, the work will speak for itself. It certainly has for Prince.
Truthfully, I’m not as upset about Prince’s death as I was about Bowie’s. When you have such rare, talented souls, you begin to understand that their presence among us is a blessing, a transient one, but a blessing nonetheless. There are some Facebook threads asking which star or galaxy he’s returned to. Some say the Pleiades,  others say Arcturus. I say who cares. He was here for a while, gifted us with his amazing music and talent and now he’s gone back home, where ever that is.  I’m sure he’s happy and jamming like crazy at whatever star he’s gone to.
Stay well, sweet Prince.
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Blinded by the Light

He’s been looking now for a long time
It seems the more he looks  The less he wants to see

He turned to the West for a long time
He turned to the East Then he turned to the West again

If there’s a heaven above, in the meantime
If there’s a heaven above, let it be near
If there’s a heaven above, in the meantime
Then let it be near   Let it be near to me

We’ve been talking now for a long time
It seems the more we speak                                                                                          

The less we seem to say
If there’s a hell below In the meantime  Then let us shut up  Unless we want to pray

He saw everything real too clearly
So close that the bones would show
And to see everything so clearly
Isn’t always the best thing you know

– “If There’s a Heaven Above”Love & Rockets (D.Ash, K. Haskins, D. Jay)

What is truly spiritual, like light, both attracts us and repels us at the same time.  – Flannery O’Conner

I used to have a pen-pal friend named Jimmy, from Muskogee, Oklahoma. I think I might have mentioned him in a previous blog post but Jim and I became friends in the early days of the internet. He had some rare bone disease which basically made him a quadriplegic and confined to a wheelchair. It was never romantic or anything like that, but we became fast friends because both of us had an interest in mysticism.

Jimmy was easily one of the most insightful persons I knew and very, very quick and perceptive to figure out and gauge people from the inside out.  Practically every assessment he ever made, turned out to be true. It was strange because you couldn’t find two more different people, Jim a disabled, white, male Southern Baptist from Oklahoma and a some-time Republican who was anti-abortion and deeply into his Bible and then you had me, a Bengali-Canadian Muslim female with anti-imperialist, anti-sexist anarchist inclinations. Still, despite our huge differences in opinion and background, we understood each other, and both of us saw that the more readily you leave behind labels and dogma and veer closer and closer to the spirit of things, the closer you get to the truth and essence of it, irrespective of what angle you’re coming from.

"The Outsiders" film, based on the book by S.E Hinton. Jimmy ran in the same circles.

“The Outsiders” film, based on the book by S.E Hinton. (L-R, a very young Patrick Swayze, Emilio Estevez, Matt Dillion, Ralph Macchio, C. Thomas Howell, Rob Lowe and Tom Cruise) Jimmy had friends who ran in the same circles as Hinton.

We often would talk about spiritual things, how much we hated the people and phoniness around us .  He schooled me on Southern writers like Flannery O’Conner and Reynolds Price and I schooled him on…well, lots of the stuff I write about here actually.  While I was living in Turkey, I found out six months after the fact, that he had been hit by a truck in Tulsa while turning a  corner in his wheelchair and died instantly. I was saddened but not surprised because he had told me several times over the phone that he had a presentiment, he knew he was going to die soon and it wasn’t the disease that would do it either. He also added that despite that knowledge, it was going to be OK and he was at peace with it. I miss him a lot.

Not Jimmy.

Not Jimmy.

Jim was the one who pointed out that Flannery O’Conner quote to me, that things (and people and relationships) which are truly real and spiritual will attract us, like that cliché, like moths to the light. At the same time, they also repel us because on some level, perhaps an intuitive one, to really embrace the light also means complete and utter annihilation of the old self, old identity, old ideals etc. And it’s that suicidal aspect which terrifies us. Therein lies the paradox, we want to come closer to the light yet we’re also terrified of embracing the light and what it might mean in real terms, how much we have to give up in letting go of the old and killing ourselves and what we might have built up.At the heart of it, it’s the old faith vs fear argument. Do you have faith and let go, not really knowing if the gigantic rewards are there waiting for you or do you hold on because better the devil you know than the one you don’t?

I’m seeing this faith vs. fear idea being played out in the US elections as well. New York State holds its primaries tomorrow and I think it will determine if Senator Bernie Sanders can finally win the Democratic nomination. If he does get the nomination, he’ll basically walk into the White House. If he doesn’t pull off a hat trick  tomorrow, that nomination will swim further away from him unless of course California plays the king-maker.

Hillary and her Wall Street pimps

Hillary and her Wall Street pimps

Hillary Clinton might have money, power, connections and a lock on older voters but it doesn’t change the fact that she (and her husband) are pure crass. The Sanders camp is nothing less than pure class. I can’t help but get the feeling that integrity politics has finally come back after a very long hiatus. Big time. The younger voters have a lot to do with it but I think everyone is just fed up of all those old lies and old stories.

I know I have a lot of readers in the NYC and Brooklyn area. Godspeed to every last one of you for tomorrow’s vote. All I’ve got to say is just remember that the fear of the light is actually much worse than the light itself.

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