Ch-ch-ch-changes

This Conscious Planet Thinks and Reacts

Ever since the Harvey Frankenstein story broke almost 3 weeks ago, it has pretty much sucked the energy out of other topics. Trust me folks, this is just the tip of the tippiest tip tip tip of the iceberg, just yesterday Papa George Bush had to publicly apologize for groping an actress and I’m sure many pervy male actors, producers and directors who have had a long-time reputation like Harvey’s are all waiting for the other shoe to drop. Bring it on I say, nothing would make me happier than to see the dross and detritus of humanity like these types disappear completely and never be heard from again.

Anyway I kind of wanted to bring some attention to something I think serious light-workers need to think about and hopefully direct some much-needed attention towards. Because of Harvey-gate, many people have forgotten about what Trump was going on about before the Weinstein story broke; namely nuclear war with North Korea.

Trump and Kim Jong Un comparing wee-wees

I honestly thought we were past this juvenile, nuclear my-weewee-is-bigger-than-your-weewee BS after the Cold War ended but I guess not given that the world now has some serious mentally unstable, juvenile delinquents  back in power like Trump, Kim Jong Un in North Korea and Rodrigo Duterte in the Phillipines.

Before I go into what I think might possibly be some truly catastrophic scenarios, let me back up a bit so you have an idea of where I am going with all of this.

That the Earth is alive and has points of power is a forgone conclusion. The amateur archeologist Alfred Watkins made a startling discovery in 1922. He discovered that many old churches, pagan sites and landmarks in the English countryside were aligned along straight lines which he called “ley lines”.

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The famous St. Michael line cutting across Southern England.

Watkins re-discovered something which earlier pagan and ancient civilizations knew all along, that the planet is alive and has energy meridians crisscrossing all over, in much the same way the human body has energy meridians  and acu-points for specific organs and ailments in Chinese acupuncture theory. In some ways, the earths ley lines are like the nervous system of the human body.

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The ancient Australian Aborigines called them the “Songlines”…

Australian Song Lines

An energetic map of the Song Lines of Australia by Aborigine David Banggal Mowaljarlai.

The ancient Chinese called them “Dragon Lines”…

A dragon lines map of Japan

and the old Celts called them “Fairy Paths”.

The stone tracks of Carnac, France

Interestingly, many of the world’s natural and man-made sacred sites, pilgrimage routes, holy shrines, wells and mountains are located on these energy meridians and ley lines. These are places of power, where the energy is usually more powerful, of a higher frequency, where people very often under specific conditions usually have experiences (sometimes of a spiritual nature, sometimes not) which transform them completely.

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Some of the Earth’s ley lines and the sacred sites on them.

As in acupuncture, specific acupuncture points on the human body are related to energy meridians for certain ailments or organs (i.e liver, heart, depression, addiction). Likewise, many of these ley lines and sacred sites are aligned and related to specific spiritual issues and ailments. Some places are closely related to throat chakra issues (i.e using your voice, singing, speaking your truth), others are more related to the solar plexus (i.e fear, survival, listening to your gut).

Sanscreed Holy Well, Ireland

Just as you don’t stimulate an acupuncture point for liver problems if you have depression or you don’t take medication for high blood pressure when you have acne, likewise stimulate a ley line in a bad way, you are bound to get some serious blow-back.

 

Just like how the body reacts if it is under duress or stress, either long term or sudden, the Earth does as well. Nothing stays in isolation for long.

There was a video of Cherokee Elder  and survivalist Grandfather Willy Whitefeather that used to be on Youtube a few years ago but it has since disappeared. In it, he described that every time the United States did a giant military offensive or bombed any given place in Iraq or Afghanistan in the early days of the War on Terrorism, there was almost an immediate natural disaster hitting the United States whether it was Hurricane Katrina or something else, not long afterwards.  Tit for tat. The closest video I could find where Willy talks about these things is this one.

I’ll be very honest. I don’t do predictions. I don’t have that gift and I do not consider myself a psychic though I can be very intuitive when I put my focus and intellect to work. This is just my gut feeling and I could be completely wrong and I really hope I am.

Areas directly affected by Yellowstone.

If that idiot Trump decides to go nuclear whether its against North Korea or Iran or Russia and drops an atomic hydrogen or neutron bomb, I have a sick feeling that the super-volcano in Yellowstone OR the San Andreas fault OR the Cascade Mountain range in California (Mount Shasta), Oregon (Mount Hood) and Washington States (Mount St. Helen’s and Mount Rainier) are going to wake up. Recent months have seen an uptick of activity at all these places, small little blips letting us know they are awake, far from asleep. If they want to howl in pain, they will. The scenarios afterwards are just too horrible to contemplate but if any of you are curious, the blowing  up of a super-volcano has the same, exact effects of nuclear winter. Prolonged cloud coverage around the world, little to no plant  growth, no crops, no food, serious water contamination.

The Native Elders have not been talking about this because I’m guessing most of them are probably in deep prayer and ceremony to offset something like this. The Hopi had prophecies around a Gourd of Ashes falling from the sky which they believe referred to the bombing of Hiroshima. I don’t bring this up to scare people, I’m not into fear porn but I do think people should be forewarned and understand what the situation is and do what they can to offset this madness. Do whatever you have to do or whatever you can. Pray. Meditate. Do ceremony. Share. Direct your attention so that Trump DOESN’T do this. Ever. The guy can’t think properly so we might as well think for him and direct it in a good way.

Am I right in saying this?

 

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Shake the Tree and the Rotten Fruit Fall First

Film producer Harvey Weinstein

I have watched this Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment”scandal” unfold the past few days and wasn’t quite sure how to tackle writing about it.

To those of you who may not know, Harvey Weinstein was and is (until last week), one of the most powerful and ruthless Hollywood moguls and film producers working in the world. The companies he founded with his brother Bob Weinstein, Miramax Films and the Weinstein Company have been responsible for producing some of the most seminal films of the past 20-25 years. Films like “Pulp Fiction”, “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, “Trainspotting”, “Good Will Hunting”, practically the entire film catalogue of influential directors like Quentin Tarantino and put no-name generic actresses who literally came out of nowhere on the map and made them household names like Gwynnie-poo Gwyneth Paltrow and Jennifer Lawrence.

Gwynnie-poo, Hillary Clinton and Harvey Weinstein aka The 3 Amigos

His reach wasn’t just in Hollywood, but reached deeply into political circles as well. He is one of the biggest donors to the Democratic National Party, was a huge supporter of Hillary Clinton and one of their biggest fundraisers in “liberal” Hollywood. His reach was global. He was named Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the UK and was made a Chevalier (knight) of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres  in France. His films have garnered over 300 Academy Award nominations over his life and dozens of wins.

British actress Romola Garai in “I Capture the Castle”, one of the more talented, intelligent but criminally under-rated and under-used actresses in her age group IMHO. Gee, I wonder why…

Well, it turns out that aside from being one of the most powerful men in film culture the world over he’s also one of the biggest pigs since he has a long and sordid history of sexually preying on vulnerable, and powerless women, which not only included aspiring actresses and models but also junior members of his company, journalists and just about any attractive female between the ages of 19 and 30 he encountered.

Renée Zellweger, WTF are you doing?

Look, I’m not even in the same country as Weinstein or work anywhere near the film industry but even I heard about the rumors swirling around him for years. It just took a wickedly good expose in the New York Times last Thursday to finally show the world what the film community has known for decades: Harvey Weinstein is a notorious lech who took full advantage of his place as a well-connected, wealthy, uber-power broker and deal maker to prey on women with far less power.

Follow any celebrity gossip site, and I’m talking about the better ones where insiders in the entertainment industry usually post blind items anonymously (like the comments section over at Celebitchy, Lainey Gossip, Blind Gossip and Pajiba) and the litany of Weinstein’s actions and the list of his partners-in-crime who covered his tracks (I’m talking to you Matt Damon and Russell Crowe) and well as talentless actresses who according to insider gossip allegedly and knowingly engaged with him on the casting couch so that they could advance their careers (Hey Gwynnie-poo, why haven’t you made a public statement since the scandal broke? Or you Blake Lively? Jennifer Lawrence? Sienna Miller? Jessica Alba? Gretchen Mol?)

Harvey Weinstein told Gwyneth Paltrow to do this S&M-inspired photo-shoot for “Talk” magazine back in 1999 even though it was incongruent with her then-blossoming career and image.

Only a handful of actresses and actors and other Hollywood insiders have since spoken up against Weinstein and in support of harassed victims like actresses Ashley Judd and Rose McGowan (Emma Thompson and Glenn Close, you rock!). The majority have remained silent and I find that to be the most telling thing about this whole story. Everyone is still afraid of Weinstein’s influence since he could literally make or break someone’s career. The thing you have to remember about abuse of any kind is that it can only operate and happen in dark, unlit corners where no one talks. Stay silent and you give an implicit green light and free pass to the abuser to continue what he or she has always done. In order to stop it, YOU HAVE TO SPEAK UP.

As far as I’m concerned, anyone who knew what happened and looked the other way or who still have not spoken up, is an enabler and that unfortunately includes some directors, actors and actresses who have worked with Weinstein over the years and are very talented in their own right…and sadly some people whose work I used to at least admire.

Bill O’Reilly and Roger Ailes. The FOX News network is well-known for its misogyny and chauvinism. It came from the top.

In recent months we have seen some very, very powerful and wealthy men fall due to sexual misconduct and harassment. People like the founder of FOX News Roger Ailes, FOX News nutter host Bill O’Reilly, comedian and philanthropist Bill Cosby and now Harvey Weinstein. These are all men with vast amounts of power, wealth, powerful connections, access to political power, everything you and I will probably never have.

Yet, they fell. And if they can fall, anyone can.

Some journalists have pointed out that perhaps it has something to do with how interconnected we are now with social media, the internet and technology given that everyone has cameras and recorders on their phones now. How in the past, women who were victims, suffered in isolated silence. They were isolated from each other and had no way of reaching out to other victims. However as the Ailes, O’Reilly, Cosby and now Weinstein stories show, victimized women are coming out of the woodwork, they are sharing their stories with one another. That in turn has emboldened even more women to come out of the shadows and share what happened to them. It gets the snowball rolling.

This isn’t really just about sex. It’s about using sexual degradation and humiliation to sexually harass someone in order to exert power over them and then silence them. Something has shifted in the general culture. I don’t think its going to be as easy as it used to be in the past for men to get away with this kind of abuse of power over powerless women. It’s not just in the film industry. It’s in the work place, corporate world, university campuses, its mothers who have internalized patriarchal values and transmit that to their sons within the family, it is just about everywhere.

I have maintained since I began this blog about 5 and a half years ago that there is a shift of the ages which is underway, call it what you will, Age of Aquarius, end of the Kali Yuga, Truth Vibrations, moving into 5D etc. Two of the hallmarks of the incoming age is respect for the Divine Feminine (and that includes respecting women as conscious beings equal in power and worth to men) and the impossibility of wearing false masks. Work against those two basic precepts and you are asking for trouble and asking to be exposed. Go against this incoming tide and I’m afraid, you’re not going to make the cut.

Harvey didn’t get the memo, that’s for sure.

 

 

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On Mysterious Radio (and Happy Solar Eclipse!)

I’m back Shifters!

I have been on hiatus for a while now but have been working on things in the background so I’ll be writing more in the future about some of these developments in coming weeks.

But for now , just a head’s up that I’m on the latest podcast for “Mysterious Radio” where K-Town (the host) and I discuss Ascension, the shift to 5D reality and what it may or may not look like for all of us. It was a lot of fun to do, K-Town (and Kim) are great fun to chat with and they’ve already booked me for more interviews for the future where we’ll be touching on more topics from this very blog. You can listen to it here as well:

 

Also, for those of you who may have forgotten, today (August 21, 2017) is the big day for the complete Solar Eclipse hitting mostly the United States. Magical lore and Vedic astrologers suggest that solar eclipses are VERY powerful times and are forerunners of negative and chaotic times ahead. Given what’s happened in the United States ever since Donny Tiny Hands took office and that catastrophe which was Charlottesville, I will not be surprised in the least if we start hearing about unexpected and chaotic things happening in the near future.

I have heard one interesting thing about this eclipse, that it is related to the solar eclipse of August 1999 and as well as that time period of 1990- 1993. That time period is interesting because that’s when Neo-Liberalism and all the crap which came out of it, came into it’s own and I think this eclipse is heralding the end of that philosophy (and good riddance, I say…). I also find it mighty interesting that the United States is finally facing up to its racist past and some genuine and real soul-searching seems to be taking place as evidenced by cities finally taking down Confederate statues and monuments. This is all good.

I’ve also read that solar eclipses are a good time to purge stuff from the past, to clean the slate in order to make space for something new and positive. Sometimes you have to let the old die to allow the new to come in.

Harness these energies in a good way, everyone!

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Echo from the Past

Sorry Shifters for not being writing very much or offering very much on my blog, but the truth of the matter is that I’ve been suffering from burn-out and depression for quite a while now and being focused on recovery doesn’t leave a lot of room for writing and other creative endeavors.

Basically I have been on leave from work since last fall and I don’t see myself going back to the same place ever again, it’s just too stifling and too demeaning. Human beings are not meant to be in boxes and yet much of our work culture forces many of us to be in one and I just couldn’t and can’t do it anymore. Not sure what the next step will be and that’s OK, I think the more clarity I get on my situation and myself, the more likely it will be known, but I’m not there yet. I know I’ll get there eventually. All I know right now is that it has to be something creative and expansive because that’s who I really am. I don’t fit in boxes anymore.

Nope.

This is going to be a rather more personal blog post than usual so if touchy-feeling stuff is not your thing, it’s cool if you want to turn off.
I don’t know if any of my long time readers picked up on this, but I barely mention my mom on my blog and there is a reason for that. She died when I was 7 from a sudden brain aneurysm at the age of 28. I then had a horrific step-mother come in who basically made life hellish for both my brother and I as we grew up from the ages of 9 through 16. It’s only with the help of therapy have I been able to finally see that she was someone with full-blown Narcissistic Personality Disorder. For those of you who don’t know, the effects of having a maternal figure with NPD on daughters can be devastating and the damage can be very, very deep. Unfortunately in my case, it set up a pattern of constantly dealing with narcissists and a complete loss of self-confidence and always settling for less.
The good thing is when a long-term foggy window in your emotional life is finally cleared up, you find a new ability to see people and things squarely for what they are and that spills over into everything. You start seeing the lines people use to try to manipulate you, both in the present and in the past. You start seeing people for who they are, including friends. You start to see what people’s personal agendas are. You begin to see who really cares and unfortunately, who doesn’t, who has been trying to take advantage of you and who hasn’t. It’s like some kind of filter is suddenly gone and you can see and hear clearly. Your ability to discern goes through the roof. The phonies and fakes who before escaped detection because they were very good at hiding the fact, suddenly become beacons of obviousness. It’s not so much that you can see and hear better. I think the clarity comes from the fact that you can *feel* more clearly. Your emotional guidance system becomes much more finely tuned and your nose is better able to sniff out genuineness and authenticity. You can hear and feel when that internal bell goes off.

With that kind of clarity, having major spiritual and psychic breakthroughs becomes that much easier. In all that time since my mother passed on, I never once had a dream with her or felt her presence or anything, it was just an empty silence. I never felt a connection but then a few weeks ago I had a major, vivid dream one night where she finally communicated with me for the first time ever. I’ve felt her presence ever since and she has been spot-on with all the things she told me in the dream to look out for.

Latin America has long been recognized as the birthplace of a genre of literature known as magical realism. Heavyweight writers like Gabriel Garcia Marquez (in “100 Years of Solitude”), Isabel Allende (in “The House of the Spirits”), Laura Esquivel (in “Like Water for Chocolate”) and Jorge Luis Borges have all incrementally added to the genre and it’s basically one where the living and the dead talk to one another all the time, past, present and future coexist, the space between dimensions is very thin. Very few people know this but the fountainhead of this movement was a small novella called “Pedro Páramo” by a little known Mexican writer named Juan Rulfo. There are a few theories floating around as to why it is Latin American literature  where this characteristic of the living and dead conversing with each other has popped up regularly and with such concentration but I personally think it’s because of the former Meso-American, Incan, Aztec, Olmec, Toltec and pagan cultures and their psychic influence on the Spanish colonizers, even centuries later.

Teotihuacan, Mexico
You can’t tell me a civilization which can build up cities of pyramids like this one, isn’t going to have an effect on people afterwards.

After talking to a psychic friend as well as my astrologer buddy Carl and my own observations and presentiments, there are changes coming. Astrologically it’s the shift of the nodes to the Leo-Aquarius axis, which from what Carl indicates, will happen in May. For the past 2000 odd years we’ve been under the Virgo-Pisces axis. Think about the imagery very closely. Virgo the Virgin (does anyone here know another famous Virgin?). Pisces the Fish, early symbols for Christians to identify themselves were fish since that was what the 12 Apostles were.
Now we’re moving towards Enlightened Human and the Brave Lion.

It’s not going to be hell fire and brimstone or super-volcanoes and epic floods. It’s going to be a re-calibration, re-adjustment, re-alignment, re-vision and re-calculation of values. Once the values have changed, everything, and I mean everything follows after that. People’s priorities. Jobs. Lifestyles. Agriculture. Transportation. Diet. City planning. Architecture. Art. Music. Film. Energy use. Our ideas of family and belonging and finding our tribe.

Should be interesting to watch, no?
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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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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):

limo-lib

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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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.

human-energy

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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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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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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June 2016 Astrology – The Bumpy Road Ahead

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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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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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An Omen of times to Come – April 2016 Astrology

Sorry Shifters, for putting this up a bit late but a lot has been going on the personal front on in my life in recent weeks. Mostly it’s been around my elderly dad, he was hospitalized recently and it looks like we’re going to have to put him into a home soon. It hasn’t been easy dealing with this stuff and honestly, even though I do want to write, after a day of dealing with bureaucracies and such, it leaves very little inclination to actually sit down and write. Getting old sucks. Like seriously.

Still I keep an eye on what’s been happening. Carl Boudreau said that April’s energies are very mixed.

“Fortunately, April’s charts contain a structure that will help bring order and direction to our lives – a Kite. This Kite will all but neutralize the forces of chaos and confusion, channeling them in positive, constructive channels.
However, it will not cancel ongoing turmoil and confusion. This will very likely obscure the Kite’s beneficial effects.
Kites are a combination of supportive and difficult aspects. The supportive aspects help resolve the conflicts represented by the difficult aspect.
In many instances, the aspects that make up the Kite are linked to aspects outside of the Kite. A Kite can draw in and resolve an extended range of energies. That is the case in April.
In appearance, Kites resemble a child’s kite. Like a child’s kite, an astrological Kite, when properly used, can catch the wind and rise, lifting us with it…..April will be a watershed month. The astrological forces being brought to bear in our behalf are nothing short of immense, although conditions in April could obscure that fact. Getting through April successfully might require faith in ourselves, in each other and the universe.”

A few funny cosmic things also happened in recent weeks which are worth noting. Astrology has all sorts of weird and wonderful explanations about other bodies wandering the cosmos. Stuff like asteroids and comets, for instance.  On March 17th, a giant comet or asteroid hit Jupiter and it was caught on film . Please keep this in mind, Jupiter is a gas giant. It is literally 1300 TIMES LARGER THAN EARTH. Jupiter’s gaseous nature and sheer size has attributed to Jupiter’s astrological nature as beneficent, expansive and generous as well as being lucky.
Damn.

Damn.

If you look at the video below, it’s easy to see that the size of the impact is at least the size of a few Earths. The impact is between 2 o’clock and 3 o’clock if you think of Jupiter as a clock face.
It’s a positive omen, folks. Something unpredictable but good is on it’s way. It may not be in April. The key here is that it has to be for something you’re already working on, whether it’s improving yourself spiritually or the world around you.   It’s still a confusing month since many planets are in retrograde. So it’s not good for something completely new. For that, wait till June.
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Quick Head’s up for Lightworkers April 2016

(This is a re-post, but I wanted to get this out there fast because that time period is coming up very quickly. I will be posting later today on April’s outlook as well as other stuff about what’s been going on.)

Sixth woodcut from the series in Basil Valentine's "Azoth". Azoth is the essential agent of transformation in alchemy. It is the name given by ancient alchemists to Mercury, the animating spirit hidden in all matter that makes transmutation possible.

Sixth woodcut from the series in Basil Valentine’s “Azoth”. Azoth is the essential agent of transformation in alchemy. It is the name given by ancient alchemists to Mercury, the animating spirit hidden in all matter that makes transmutation possible.

“According to the alchemists, the preparation of the philosophers’ stone must begin when the Sun enters the constellation of Aries and the Moon enters that of Taurus. Why? Because the Sun is exalted in Aries, and the Moon is exalted in Taurus. The sign that follows, Gemini, is ruled by Mercury.  Now the symbol of Mercury   is formed , from top to bottom, by the crescent of the Moon ☽,  the disc of the Sun,  ⦿ and the sign of addition (+). Therefore the symbol of Mercury expresses the union of the Sun and the Moon. Mercury is the child of the Sun and the Moon; it is the philosophers’ stone. This philosophers’ stone that the alchemists seek is, in reality, a symbol of the transformation of man. The alchemist works with the Sun and the Moon, that is to say, with the two principles of the will and the imagination; and thanks to this work he eventually transforms himself, becoming like the Sun and the Moon, radiant and pure.”

-Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov

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As per Aivanhov’s quote, and according to astrological calendars, the Sun is already in Aries. The Moon will enter Taurus on April 8, 2016 AM at 6:10 AM, UTC. I should add also that Mercury rules Gemini and the Moon will be entering Gemini on April 10, 2016 at 05:58 AM and remain there until April 12, 2016 at 08:06AM.

In other words, with the Sun in Aries, the moon in Taurus and then Gemini, that period of April 8-12, 2016 will be a very potent time for anyone wishing to do serious earth-healing work, light work, meditation, prayer or any other form of serious white magick.

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Twilight of the Old Gods – Part I

“The world system we inhabit came about due to a mistake.”
The Gospel of Phillip, Nag Hammadi Scrolls, Codex II, 3:75.5

“Mother Earth was blasted by a searing dry wind. To human eyes it would have looked as if the mist was being churned up by a typhoon, but mystic vision detects something like a human form hidden in the storm – a long-boned giant, hooded, with scaly white skin and red eyes. The darkness was the spirit of Saturn. He was armed with a scythe and he swooped down, pressing himself on top of Mother Earth with black delight. “Don’t be afraid. Let me just…lie on you.”  Did he want to make love to her? Or was his only desire to squeeze the life out of her? There was an ambiguity to his deeds that would leave a scar, a chasm in the deep structure of the cosmos….To Saturn it seemed as if her reserves were limitless, as if she were absorbing all his strength, draining him. But the irony was that for her part she began to fear she couldn’t hang on much longer either. It felt to her as if she had nothing left, that he was the stronger. he was succeeding in suffocating all the life out of her, and if he did, she knew the consequences: there would never be life anywhere in the universe. It would forever be a place of the shifting dead matter…”
“The Sacred History”, Mark Booth

I’ve just finished up an amazing read, namely John Lamb Lash’s “Not in His Image: Gnostic Vision, Sacred Ecology, and the Future of Belief”.

Fantastic read.

Fantastic read.

For those of you who follow certain strains of Gnosticism, some of David Icke’s work or just have an interest in secret/forbidden teachings or understanding the origins of belief among Abrahamic traditions… Folks, this is the mystical jack-pot you’ve been waiting for (my apologies to readers, who like political, current events types of posts, it’s totally cool if you sit this one out because this is going to get VERY esoteric).

I’ll first outline what Lamb Lash writes in the lost Gnostic myths on our origins, most of it based on the Nag Hammadi library, then I’ll point out where it differs in discourse and some of the deeper implications of it along with parallel teachings in other traditions. The implications are immense and probably worth at least another five books, but I’ll only hit what came to me very quickly.

Quick back step – After the Councils of Carthage and Rome, the Christian Bible (and by extension, church dogma) is officially “closed”, meaning you cannot add to the Bible canon anymore even if versions of some of those old Bible stories are suddenly found, with better clarity, better explanation and in some cases even render some of those old interpretations as just plain wrong. So when you have epic archaeological finds like the Nag Hammadi Library or the Dead Sea Scrolls, often containing alternate versions of events and lessons in the “official” Bible or Torah and written at the same time as the events of those two books, even if what they say is legit, it’s not considered canon and cannot be considered part of “official” Christianity or Judaism. The implications also spill over into Islam since Islam echos the same stories very often. More importantly, the implications spill over into everything around us in the world today.

The Nag Hammadi library was found not far from this area, which isn't far from the Saint Catherine's Monastary in the Sinai Desert, Egypt.

The Nag Hammadi library was found not far from this area, which isn’t far from the Saint Catherine’s monastery in the Sinai Desert, Egypt.

OK, here’s the Gnostic origin myth in mystical terms, as found in The Nag Hammadi scrolls (which BTW also includes intriguing stuff like the Gospel of Phillip, the Gospel of Thomas, the Gospel of Truth, and a chapter called “On the Origin of the World”). I’m simplifying it here immensely.

1) A singularity arises out of Cosmic Intelligence, the Pleroma

2) From the Pleroma, 2 figureheads emerge, Thelete (Divine Intention) and Sophia (Divine Wisdom)

3) A cosmic “She” decides to come into Being from the dream world (or the world of forms as Plato would say – Lamb Lash’s book refers to her as Gaia Sophia).

4) Fascinated and completely absorbed in the passionate process of her own becoming and dreaming, Sophia unilaterally, without a counterpart, watches her own creation and without realizing it, has broken one Cosmic law, that creation needs to happen in twos, not ones.

5) While Gaia Sophia “forms” herself in the material 3-D dimension as planet Earth, she inadvertently causes a ripple effect between the dimensions over which she has no control and did not anticipate in happening

6) In this disturbance, parasitic beings, called Archons (or demons, bad spirits, ghouls if you prefer) are created and they gather around a false god called the Demiurge, who falsely believes he’s the creator of all. This demented god then proceeds to create atomic matter from mist and empty spaces.

Image from Crystallinks.com

Image from Crystallinks.com

7) Sophia undergoes her process of materialization as planet Earth. Sophia is the prime mover, the Primal Creatress, boundless creativity, originality, fecundity, fertility. The planet Earth is inadvertently caught within the false, inorganic, synthetic system or matrix of the Demiurge, NOT the Pleroma, the real origin. Sophia calls out the Demiurge as the fake that he is and that Beings who come from the Pleroma (which includes human souls) are more intelligent than the Archons.

Detail of Sistine Chapel by Michaelangelo. His version of God. A jealous and avenging "God is the LORD; The LORD is avenging and wrathful. The LORD takes vengeance on His adversaries, And He reserves wrath for His enemies. (Bible, Nahum 1:2) ---> This doesn't sound like a really nice entity, does it?

Detail of Sistine Chapel by Michelangelo. His version of God.
“A jealous and avenging God is the LORD; The LORD is avenging and wrathful. The LORD takes vengeance on His adversaries, And He reserves wrath for His enemies.” (Bible, Nahum 1:2) —> This doesn’t sound like a really nice entity, does it?

8) The Demiurge and the Archons are copycats, pale imitators, leeches…However, they are very good at stealing and copying from others or causing such disruption/distraction, that no good creative work gets done. They are a jealous, covetous, cunning and constantly hungry lot. They always want more, it’s never enough.

9) Just as the Archons then start to feed off of Sophia, from the moment of her completion, deep in the Pleroma another Being, the Aeon Christos, hears her cry for help and at the very last second, before Sophia is overtaken completely, Aeon Christos, the Sun itself, shows up, with his healing and life-giving warmth.

10) Sophia is saved but stranded and isolated from the Pleroma. Unfortunately, the Archons and Demiurge matrix are still here as well and have tricked everyone into lies and falsehood and stories from the word “Go”.

11) Humanity’s awakening is thus intimately tied with Sophia’s fate. Humanity’s triple challenge is finding their evolutionary niche, staying clear of Archons and their interference and defining its role in Sophia’s ongoing evolution.

Lash Lamb’s book goes into substantial detail about what I just wrote but he also points out how many of the origin stories in places like the Bible and Koran also retold this story using certain elements and changing others (i.e Garden of Eden—> Sophia, Serpent—>Archons,  A jealous “God”–> Demiurge, etc.). What I find VERY interesting is that if you begin to look at this on a symbolic level, a lot of myths from other religions start to add up.

It’s a shame that more people don’t know about these alternate visions and that so much of Gnostic lore has either been eradicated over time through political and religious forces or forgotten about completely had it not been for once-in-a-lifetime discoveries like the Nag Hammadi and Dead Sea Scrolls. It would force a re-telling and change the narrative in so many other areas of human life as well.

Divine Masculine AND Divine Feminine. There's just no other way, folks.

Divine Masculine AND Divine Feminine. There’s just no other way, folks.

For one, it would acknowledge the primacy of the female force in creation. Much of the misogyny and patriarchy that we live with around us in today’s world, whether it’s the higher pay men receive, the right-wing politicians telling women what they can and can’t do with their own bodies, men-only clergy or honour killings in places like Pakistan is a direct result of the undermining of the importance of the female. If that had been there from Day 1, I think the world would look very different from what it is today.

no-honor-killing

Secondly, I think it would fine-tune people’s judgement-making abilities because they would be able to “see” things very clearly without any, if I may say, Archon-like influence. Like I had written earlier, Archons are parasites, copy-cats and insatiable in their hunger. If you look at some versions of capitalism, it’s ALL about clawing your way to the top, rugged individualism, making as much money as possible and even when you have $10 million, you then want $20 million. You have a great spouse and kids yet you also go looking around for an affair.

How much more do you need?

How much more do you need?

Instead of being grateful for today and what you have right now and realizing that tomorrow isn’t a promise, you worry and then worry some more about planning your life down to the upteenth detail for your life 30 years from now. Instead of valuing friendships and relationships, we place value on stuff. We bulldoze virgin forests and trees, put up ugly condo developments in place and then insert fake plastic plants and trees around them to make them livable and less-sterile. We feed our stomachs and other appetites and completely overlook feeding our souls, our true selves.

Fake topiaries and bushes. I'm seeing more and more of these outside apartment buildings and downtown outdoor restaurants all the time these days.

Fake topiaries and bushes. I’m seeing more and more of these outside apartment buildings and downtown outdoor restaurants all the time these days.

Who the fuck is telling us that all this phoniness is real “life”?
The old stories have to go, people need to wake up from the collective haze they live under, mostly induced by false myths, false ideals and false ideologies.

Francisco de Goya's famous painting of "Saturn devouring his Son"

Francisco de Goya’s famous painting of “Saturn devouring his Son”

If any of you are familiar with Greek mythology, Cronus (who became Saturn in Roman mythology) was the leader of the Titans, descendants of Uranus the sky god, and Gaia the Earth. Prophecy had told him, one of his sons would overthrow him, like Cronus himself had once done to his own father. To prevent this, Cronus ate his children but then Zeus was born and quickly switched at birth and he ended up overthrowing Cronus and the other Titans and establishing the reign of the Olympians. Like Zeus, I think we’re going to be asked to overthrow our version of “Cronus”, myths we have lived with for far too long because the real truth was deliberately kept from us and in doing so, also keeps us powerless.

More to come…

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February 2016 Astrology- A Breather before the Charge

 

February 2016 looks like it will be some kind of pause before the action spills over in all directions. Both Carl Boudreau and Steve Judd have indicated that something is definitely in the air. Steve said that the first 6 months of 2016 will be still of an uphill battle while the second half is where we crest the hill and can ride down with our bicycles, with gravity behind and below us doing the work and the wind in our hair while we speed down.

Already 2016 has been a heavy year, with the sudden rash of deaths of many prominent public figures in January alone, the Oscars race heating up again on issues of diversity and inclusion and more than just a handful of Tinseltown types talking about the systems of racism and privilege in Lalaland and within the greater United States and the UK (I wrote about it last year as well, no change there – sigh).

From the UCLA Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies as they launch the Hollywood Diversity Report, a landmark study on race and diversity in entertainment.

From the UCLA Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies as they launch the Hollywood Diversity Report, a landmark study on race and diversity in entertainment.

And then of course the American election gearing up with the first series of caucuses taking place on February 1st in New Hampshire and Iowa which will no doubt set the tone for the rest of the campaign year.

Carl pointed out that Neptune is the cosmic solvent and that there will be a very powerful Sun and Neptune conjunction on February 28th.

“The Sun/Neptune conjunction on February 28th marks a special moment during Neptune’s tenure at the top of its power.
Our egos have been pummeled by outer turmoil, worked over by inner turmoil and soaked in cosmic solvent for many years now. We have been set up to change fundamentally and forever. And we want to, just not quite yet.
I believe the energy of the Sun/Neptune conjunction on February 28 will overcome our last bit of resistance to change. As personalities around the globe experience this lasts big ‘nudge’ the pace of global change will accelerate dramatically.
The progressive tipping point will have been reached. Expect to hear of preliminary and precursor events as February 28 approaches.
I believe the suddenly enhanced willingness to make changes will soon become apparent globally, on all levels. Resistance we thought would continue to block reform indefinitely will evaporate.”

This reminds me of a geography lesson which I still remember from back in the 7th grade. We were taught that the 3 main types of rocks in the world, which generally fell under three categories were i) Igneous Rocks (rocks and minerals which are the result of the cooling of magma and lava) ii) Metamorphic Rocks (rocks with are the result of intense transformative pressures and geological changes deep within the earth like marble) and iii) Sedimentary Rocks (rocks usually produced from layers and layers of debris usually under water, which over time solidify and become rocks like sandstone).

The cave of the Giant Crystals in the Naica Mine of Chihuahua, Mexico. Can you imagine what the energy in here must be like???

The cave of the Giant Crystals in the Naica Mine of Chihuahua, Mexico. Can you imagine what the energy in here must be like??? The majority of quartz crystallizes from molten magma.

Change, like the aforementioned rocks, usually happens deep, deep underground for mind-numbingly extended periods of time. We’re walking and don’t even realize the intense, constant but quiet and incremental pressures at work underneath us. Sometimes we’re reminded when we see a volcano blow, and the change is very sudden and in-your-face.

New Hampshire's famous "Old Man of the Mountain", stood unchanged for hundreds of years and then about 13 years ago started to crumble away.

New Hampshire’s famous “Old Man of the Mountain”, stood unchanged for hundreds of years and then about 13 years ago started to crumble away.

Sometimes things brew for a long, long time unnoticed and then one day, you look again and things just aren’t the same anymore. Something has permanently shifted and you can’t go back to the way things were.

We’re on the brink of something. Some say a new earth, maybe it will be a new philosophy or new invention or something which is a permanent game-changer. Maybe it will happen this month, maybe a bit later. For now, gather your energies and focus on what you want or need to happen in your life. Take advantage of this pause, because I don’t think we’ll get another one anytime soon again.

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Keep Your Eye on the Horizon

“You are alone in your bedroom, and surrounded by the four walls you are physically separate, set apart from the entire world. But by using thought you can go beyond the confines of this room and expand into an ever bigger space: first your home, then the town where your house is located. Then, become aware that your town is also part of a region, the region part of a country, the country part of a continent, and the continent part of the earth. Make a habit of doing this exercise. And the earth itself is part of the planets in the solar system. And in turn, the solar system is part of a galaxy, and this galaxy is a small part of the cosmos… So , it’s amazing – you’re alone in your bedroom, and at the same time you’re in the cosmos! 
And since you are a cosmic being, why limit yourself? You can open your soul by telling yourself that you have cosmic work to do. All you need to do is change your point of view and be aware that because you live in the universe you are connected to it.”
– Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov

I bring up this spiritual exercise by Aivanhov because I’ve been plowed down by pneumonia this past week and forced to stay indoors and at home. It’s funny because I rarely fall ill and this is the first time I’ve had pneumonia in at least 20 years. It’s given me some time to catch up on reading and take note of a few developments happening around the world.
Really?

Really?

I think the biggest news is the discovery of a so-called Planet X, somewhere outside of Pluto’s orbit. Mind you, the guy who has trumpeted the discovery of this theoretical planet is the same fellow who demoted Pluto from being a planet to a planetoid. Already conspiracy-theory chat rooms are buzzing with talk about this Planet X being the planet Nibiru, the planet which ancient archaeologist Zachariah Sitchin wrote about in his books deciphering ancient Babylonian and Sumerian tablets and their respective mythologies about ancient aliens and fallen angels like the Nephilim.
From sciencemag.org

From sciencemag.org

Personally, I’ll believe in a Planet X when I see it. I’m not saying that the discovery of other planets which share our same Sun system isn’t possible, but right now it’s too soon to say anything, I think. Some esoteric astrologers say a time will come when the astrological signs Virgo and Taurus will finally get their own planetary rulers (right now Virgo “shares” Mercury with Gemini and Taurus “shares” Venus with Libra). After all, it wasn’t such a long time ago that Neptune, Uranus and Pluto were discovered (and bestowed Pisces, Aquarius and Scorpio with their respective rulers) so there’s nothing to say that it’s not possible. Some writers have even suggested names for these 2 as-yet-undiscovered planets like Vulcan and Pan Horus.
Nibiru-2
Let’s say this Planet X/Nibiru is real. It would fall in line with prophecies about a new world emerging from the old, something from deep within the cosmos instigating a change whether we’re ready for it or not. Hindus already talk about the Kali Yuga and New Age writers like Dolores Cannon and Stuart Wilde have also written about a birth of a new world.
I don't think it will be this easy....

I don’t think it will be this easy….

If it does happen, I don’t think it’s going to be raining flowers or anything of the sort. In fact like natural childbirth, I think it’s going to be downright messy, noisy, disruptive and probably painful as hell, like pulling a turkey out of your right nostril.
More fun than a barrel of monkeys. I don't think so.

More fun than a barrel of monkeys. I don’t think so.

Already, we’re seeing this as I write this with worldwide markets plunging (the Canadian dollar is at a 13 year low), food prices sky-rocketing, central banks trying to figure out interest rates, oil barrels prices bottoming out and jitters around the upcoming American elections with non-establishment candidates as current front-runners like Bernie Sanders and that Republican asshole with the comb-over.
Transitions are never easy. I’ve noticed that people who do well with change and who do manage to transition gracefully are usually those persons who don’t have a lot of vested interests in the old way of doing things and have no problems letting go and moving on. The ones who go in kicking and screaming are usually the stuck-in-the-mud, stubborn types who can’t accept change that’s happening around them but instead want to stay the same forever, and expect the world and the cosmos to change around them and leave them alone like some special island. Watch any video of a tsunami, hurricane, typhoon or flash flood and you know that’s not the way it works.
When Hurricane Sandy hit.

When Hurricane Sandy hit.

Since I’ve been ill, I’ve been listening to the radio a lot and how politicians here in Canada, particularly in Alberta (our version of Texas, cowboys, rednecks and oil) are going apeshit since the low cost of crude oil has made thousands of oil workers unemployed and how they are now pulling their hair and screaming that cities like Montreal does NOT want their Eastern pipeline running through the city because of the environmental risk it could become. Funny, how it’s the end of the world when Big Oil is in trouble yet when Big Oil was high on the hog they could give a rat’s ass about anybody else.

In my mind, the pendulum has already swung and some types just don’t get it. And they never will. The old ways, whether its Big Oil, Big Businesses, Big Banks, bought-and-sold politicians, toxic industries, Old Boys Clubs (like Eton, Oxbridge, or the Ivy League and their secret societies), Elite Clubs (like Hollywood), they ALL missed their stop and the train is speeding along now. Of course we’re going to hear them complaining and griping but I say just ignore them, tune them out and keep a calm, steady eye on the horizon instead because something new is about to appear. Once you can make out the size and shape of it, if you’re smart, quick and flexible, you’ll know what to do.  Best to travel light.

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Rock and Redemption – David Bowie

The Thin White Duke aka The Best Dressed Rock Star Ever

(Note: Some NSFW links included)

I was and truthfully, still am extremely hesitant about writing this blog post given that social media sites are awash with Bowie articles and tributes after his untimely, recent death and I really don’t want to add to the overblown nature of how the media and music poseurs (who never liked Bowie before but suddenly do now) have been reacting. So I’m going to try to keep this as simple as I can. Wish me luck.

Bowie in the famous Masayoshi Sukita pantsuit. Bowie had a love affair with avante-garde Japanese designers.

Bowie in the famous Masayoshi Sukita pantsuit. Bowie had a love affair with avante-garde Japanese designers.

I’m going try to attempt to look at Bowie’s spiritual evolution in a nutshell (a real examination would be worthy of a PhD dissertation), the influence it had on others and then end with how he affected me and the indirect contact I had with him. I know there’s a lot of dirty laundry about him coming out now, but if anything it paints him as an extremely complicated individual and a reminder there really is no such thing as black and white when it comes to individual souls and personalities.

It would seem that from the very beginning, right with the midwife who delivered him, he was acknowledged as an old soul. This doesn’t surprise me in the least. If you look at his earlier work and his obsession with outer space, being an alien and the emphasis on stars, alienation, isolation, being an outsider and of being utterly alone and disassociated from humanity, I think deep down inside he knew he really wasn’t from here either.

Bowie as the Starman

Bowie as the Starman

First Nation’s people maintain that we originally came from the stars, recent theories on evolution and the origins of life seem to confirm it and I think Bowie knew it too in his heart and tried channeling it through his work. All you need to do is listen (or read the lyrics) to songs like “Starman”, “Life on Mars”, “Space Oddity”, “Ashes to Ashes”, “Moonage Daydream”, watch “The Man Who Fell to Earth” or even when he decided to tackle “Elephant Man” on Broadway. The clues and hints are all there if you look for them.

Bowie in all his Mephistopheles-like beauty in the Nicholas Roeg film, "The Man Who Fell To Earth".

Bowie in all his Mephistopheles-like beauty in the Nicholas Roeg film, “The Man Who Fell To Earth”.

This very lengthy and thorough essay is probably the best thing you can read on Bowie’s interest in spiritual matters and the occult. It’s all there. Like lots of English rock stars from the hedonistic 1970s, Bowie was obsessed for a while with the works of Aleister Crowley and Dion Fortune and her book “Psychic Self-Defense”, Fortune’s assertion that the Glastonbury area is intimately associated with the Arthurian legends, how he studied Hebrew Kabbalah and the Sephoric Tree of Life (and even inserted a lot of these ideas in his 10th album “Station to Station”).

The Kabbalistic Tree of Life in Jewish mysticism, with the different energy centers and expressions of God's energy

The Kabbalistic Tree of Life in Jewish mysticism, with the different energy centers and expressions of God’s energy, the 10 Sephirot

This was at the height of his cocaine addiction in the 1970s, which fueled a cocaine-induced paranoia in many areas of his life, when he was going through all sorts of weird phases like his all-white diet (which consisted of drinking milk and snorting coke and eating a few peppers), when he had an exorcism performed on his LA swimming pool by a mysterious New York City white witch named Walli Elmlark, how he stopped performing live for a while because he was convinced someone from the audience was going to shoot him, how he feared flying and would take the Trans-Atlantic Queen Mary 2 ship liner instead of airplanes or the Concorde. Later in life, after he had cleaned up and gone sober, he took to Buddhist meditation, supported the Tibetan cause and married Muslim-Somali supermodel Iman Abdulmajid.

The supermodel and the rock star - and one of the best looking biracial couples in the world.

The supermodel and the rock star – and one of the best looking biracial couples in the world.

I even suspect he had a bit of the earth energy reader himself, meaning I think he picked up on ley lines and places on earth which had higher-than-normal frequencies. His taste in real estate shows that. In the 1980s, he fell in love with Bali, long before it became the obnoxious tourist hub it is today, when it still was considered a spiritual place to be. In fact he re-created a Balinese villa on the exclusive Caribbean island of Mustique.

Bowie in an Indonesian sarong, at his Balinese-inspired retreat on Mustique.

Bowie in an Indonesian sarong, at his Balinese-inspired retreat on Mustique.

When Mustique became too much, he bought a place in the most mystical of all the Greek islands, Patmos, where the Cave of the Apocalypse is and admitted to the island’s charms. (I’ve been there and I can attest to it to). While he mostly lived in New York in the artistic (but now completely gentrified) Soho district, his favorite spot in NYC was Washington Square Park but to escape the summer heat, he also had a mountain retreat in hippy-dippy Woodstock, NY, site of the famous music festival.

Bowie in three version of drag in the "Boys Keep Swinging" video.

Bowie in three versions of drag in the “Boys Keep Swinging” video. Bowie’s female muses which he based these personalities on included Marlene Dietrich, Katherine Hepburn, and Greta Garbo.

Much has been said and written about his sexual experimentation and quasi-bisexual lifestyle, how his gender-bending androgynous personas like Ziggy Stardust or Aladdin Sane, helped many persons from the LGBTQ community to either come out, or accept their orientation or anyone accept their own personal weirdness.

Bowie as Ziggy Stardust

Bowie as Ziggy Stardust

In my opinion, his basic message was that its OK to accept your own inner freak and be comfortable with your own weirdness and uniqueness as long as it doesn’t hurt anyone, you don’t need to justify it to anyone else. After all, there is no such thing as “normal” since normalcy is completely relative. Bowie however made it cool to be different and if you were someone who was different, whether because of your sexual orientation, your ethnicity, your race or even if your interests, tastes and preoccupations were different from everyone else in your cultural milieu. Somehow, Bowie and his music made you feel like someone really understood you and had your back and that it was all OK.

That meant a lot to me. My adolescence was spent in an annoying-as-fuck, socially claustrophobic, peer-pressured, cookie-cutter, affluent, white suburban ghetto of Montreal known as the West Island, where all the girls were generic, indistinguishable, white, blonde, dime-a-dozen idiots with names like “Kelly”, “Jennifer” or “Heather” who had identical clothes, hairstyles and opinions, all the guys were jocks who were into hockey or soccer, listened to Bon Jovi and all the supposedly cool kids hung out at the pool or park and “got wasted”. When you don’t fit that mold and couldn’t stand living in such a dead-end cultural cul-de-sac, Bowie was a Godsend and a sign that real life, real art and real music existed outside of those walls.

Bowie is the only man I know who can pull of a pompadour and a yellow suit of all things, and still manages to look amazing.

Bowie during his GQ phase – Bowie was the only man I know of who can pull off a pompadour and a yellow suit, and still managed to look amazing.

In my experience, it’s the people who corner themselves and their personalities into neat, square boxes, identical haircuts, identical suits and act out what being a conformist “normal” is supposed to look like who end up being the craziest, creepiest people in private – just look at Republicans and Conservatives.

It was also one of the worst-kept secrets Bowie spent A LOT of time hanging out in Montreal during the late 1980s and 1990s. He recorded his 1984 album “Tonight” up in Morin Heights, at Le Studio, about 70 km north of Montreal. He befriended Edouard Locke, creative director of Montreal’s legendary modern dance troupe, La La La Human Steps. Locke and principal dancer Louise Lacavalier were instrumental in choreographing Bowie’s 1990 “Sound +  Vision” world tour.

Bowie during the Sound and Vision tour

Bowie during the Sound + Vision tour

Bowie also liked hanging out in Montreal’s various underground music clubs, notably La Sala Rossa and Casa del Popolo where he first got wind of local musical heroes Arcade Fire which then led to the friendship and numerous collaborations between him and the band later on.

As for me, I came to Bowie indirectly. I was 10 years old when I first heard “Let’s Dance” and freaked out when I watched his naughty “China Girl” video where you could see him having sex on the beach. When I became a teen, all, and I mean ALL my favorite 1980s alternative bands cited Bowie, Iggy Pop, Lou Reed, Marc Bolan of T-Rex and Roxy Music as their primary influence. Everyone from Depeche Mode and The Cure to The Smiths to Def Leppard to Bauhaus worshipped Bowie.

David Bowie and Queen's Freddie Mercury backstage during 1985's Live Aid concert. They killed it when the performed 'Under Pressure" together.

David Bowie and Queen’s Freddie Mercury backstage during 1985’s Live Aid concert. (That’s Coco Schwab in between in the blue shirt. She NEVER left Bowie’s side and was literally his right hand person from the 1970s right to the end.)

I also had older cousins who had all his albums from the 1960s and 70s so it made me listen to his earlier stuff with a newer and deeper appreciation. While I was listening to “Hunky Dory”, The Berlin Trilogy or “Scary Monsters”, the suburban cretins in my high school were listening to Poison or Michael Bolton. (I’m also fairly certain Bowie, along with Rick SpringfieldDuran Duran in their heyday and The Professor from “Gilligan’s Island” , molded my preference for very tall, thin, chisel-featured, hyper-intelligent, intellectual but cultured, worldly men. Bonus: The fact that a stunning rock god like Bowie absolutely LOVED women of colour – yes!)

Bowie was in the short-lived band Tin Machine.

Bowie was in the short-lived band Tin Machine.

I saw Bowie twice in concert, first during the “Sound + Vision” tour and then when he came to Montreal as part of the group Tin Machine and I saw him play in a club instead of a stadium or arena. I almost met him once since I used to work as a very prominent rock radio station in Montreal while I was a university student. I was the morning receptionist and Bowie was coming in one afternoon after my shift. One of the stipulations by his manager and personal assistant, Corinne “Coco” Schwab,  was that there should be absolutely no one there, no fans, no extra staff, just a skeleton crew when Bowie came for his interview, which meant that I couldn’t hang around and wait. So I left some of my copies of his various album covers with the station manager to get autographed including a rare copy of his earlier work with his early bands, The Manish Boys and The Lower 3rd. He signed everything except the rare album because it turned out to be some kind of bootleg, which I honestly didn’t know at the time. Oh well.

David Bowie when he was still David Jones. I have a copy of this EP but Bowie wouldn't sign it. I wonder if his fingerprints are still on it.

David Bowie when he was still David Jones. I have a copy of this EP but Bowie wouldn’t sign it. I wonder if his fingerprints are still on it.

I’ve written this before but Aquarius IS the sign for androgyny and nonconformity and I do think on some level Bowie was a forerunner of the incoming Age of Aquarius when gender lines, gender issues and gender identity are going to get even more blurred than ever before. At the end of the day, we’re human, that’s what counts. We just need to treat each other as such. Bowie knew it too. He just used his art and his life to show it.

Rest in peace, Goblin King . (Bowie in the Jim Henson film "Labyrinth")

Rest in peace, Goblin King. Bowie in the Jim Henson film “Labyrinth”.

And if you ever doubt that Bowie wasn’t connected to something otherworldly, have a listen to this. It’s what he chose to be played during his wedding to Iman, a Bulgarian folk-song which sounds like angels could be behind it. He’s probably jamming with them now.

Godspeed David Robert Jones!

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