Those unseen things

Some Mysticism in Some Films

The National Library and Archives of Quebec

The National Library and Archives of Quebec

One of the few benefits of living in Quebec is that it is easily the most leftist place in North America with strong socialist leanings. Yeah, our taxes are high and we have bad roads with winter potholes which will do a number on your car maintenance bills. However that also means extremely affordable university education, fantastic community services and wonderful public libraries with excellent collections in many languages with speedy inter-library loans.

Inside the library

Inside the library

It’s a very rare public library that can say it carries the entire catalogue of the Criterion Collection of DVDs. For those of you who aren’t film buffs, the Criterion Collection produces the most amazing versions of all those art house films you’ve read or heard about but never had the chance to watch. Those films and directors which are often quoted by more mainstream movie directors or those covered in basic courses in film studies and communication, like Luchino Visconti, Akira Kurosawa, Ken Loach, Alex Cox and countless others. The Criterion DVDs also contain those extras like rare documentaries on the making of, interviews with surviving actors or directors.

Boss. The mystical poet of cinema, Andrei Tarkovsky. If Rumi had been a filmmaker, the closest approximation would have been Tarkovsky. His gravestone in Paris reads,"To the man who saw the Angel."

Boss. The mystical poet of cinema, Andrei Tarkovsky. If Rumi had been a filmmaker, the closest approximation would have been Tarkovsky. His gravestone in Paris reads,”To the man who saw the Angel.”

You gain a special insight and understanding about the art form and a basic free education in film studies (Film was always considered an art form by the Europeans and more of a business by the Americans, with few exceptions which is why the “look” and message is so different.). Once you watch the masters at work, you begin to have the ability to discern when fifth-rate Hollywood directors try oh-so-hard to copy them or insert scenes in their films which have been “inspired” by the real maestros (and usually fall flat on their faces).

Scarlett O'Hara in Victor Fleming's classic "Gone With the Wind"

Scarlett O’Hara in Victor Fleming’s classic “Gone With the Wind”

...and Steven Spielberg's rip-off version at the end of the film "War Horse"

…and Steven Spielberg’s rip-off version at the end of the film “War Horse”

One thing the Americans could never do was portray spiritual and serious mystical ideas on film effectively. I don’t know why, maybe the puritanical religious history has something to do with it or the lack of exposure or understanding of religious traditions outside of the strictly Protestant/Catholic framework until fairly recently. When they do, it either comes across as New Age-y like “What Dreams May Come” or like “City of Angels” (an excretable version of the original German masterpiece “Wings of Desire”) or it has to be based on biblical or religious dogma like the more recent “Noah”. Mysticism, because it is so porous and open-ended, does not lend itself well to the medium of film.

Russell Crowe as Noah (you're kidding me, right?)

Russell Crowe as Noah (you’re kidding me, right?)

When it’s done in the hands of directors, who themselves may have the best credentials technically but have low spiritual insight or maturity, the films usually fall flat like in the case of Martin Scorsese‘s “Kundun” (which is why I think he keeps repeating the same themes and keeps making the same gangster film all the time – he doesn’t have very much range IMHO).

Kundun (1997) a film about the Dalai Lama. Movie was nothing to write home about.

Kundun (1997) a film about the Dalai Lama. Movie was nothing to write home about.

When it’s done right, the results are beyond fabulous and keep you running back for more.
The films can haunt you for days and more often than not, raises more questions, which then forces you to re-watch the film with these questions in mind – and the process keeps repeating itself from there. Andrei Tarkovsky’s entire body of work and especially “Andrei Rublev” (read the user reviews at the bottom), Wim Wender’s “Paris, Texas”, Louis Malle’s “My Dinner with Andre” or Krzysztof Kieslowski’s Decalogue, easily come to mind here.

Recently I stumbled on the works of British filmmakers Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger aka “The Archers”. There has already been volumes written on them to say nothing of the countless PhD dissertations on their work, but what I would like to focus on is the almost-lyrical mysticism which seems to pervade their films, most notably in “The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp”, “I Know Where I’m Going”, “A Matter of Life and Death”, “Black Narcissus” and “The Red Shoes”.

Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger at work. They had one of the most successful working partnerships in British film history

Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger at work. They had one of the most successful working partnerships in British film history

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943)

Roger Livesey and Deborah Kerr at the beginning of General Wynne-Candy's career

Roger Livesey and Deborah Kerr at the beginning of General Wynne-Candy’s career

This is a film about missed chances, realizing the truth of the matter a little too late and looking back on life. For anyone who has had to live with regret and then had to make the best of it, the film will ring true especially for you. The film follows Major General Clive Wynne-Candy (Roger Livesey’s performance of a lifetime) from 1902 until 1942 and watches the changes in culture played out in the theatre of war. Particularly from when war was once fought by gentlemen to when war became an outlet for brutes.

Probably one of the best close-up shots of an actor ever.

Probably one of the best-looking close-up shots of an actor, ever. A gentleman, moments before his fight.

Powell and Pressburger took the piss out of war and the British idea of “empire building” and even had Winston Churchill and the British War office on their backs for making this film, particularly for showing up the humanity of a German highborn soldier. The war propagandists of the time just couldn’t take it because the film refused to take sides. This was a film which was not supposed to be made but 70 years later has finally been restored to its original form and is now becoming recognized as the masterpiece it was. An undercurrent theme of lost love also runs throughout the film. English actress Deborah Kerr plays 3 characters in this film, a different incarnation of Clive Wynne-Candy’s Twin Soul at different stages in his life.


I Know Where I’m Going (1945)

Looking out towards Kiloran from Mull.

Looking out towards Kiloran from Mull.

A tale about Destiny, Fate and Love (and I capitalized those words on purpose here). Wendy Hiller plays Joan Webster, an ambitious young lady who is engaged to be married off to the much older but very wealthy industrialist Sir Robert Bellinger. The wedding is to take place on the remote Scottish island of Kiloran in the Western Hebrides and the only way to get there is to catch a boat from the island of Mull. Setback after setback hits Joan as a sudden storm and windy conditions prevent her from leaving Mull and Joan meets a dashing naval officer named Torquil MacNeil (again, Roger Livesey at his most handsome I find) who kindly offers her to stay at his friend’s home.

Captain MacNeil doesn't have eyes for anyone else but for Joan.

Captain MacNeil doesn’t have eyes for anyone else but for Joan.

The storm lasts a few days and with each passing day Joan and Torquil’s unsaid feelings for each other become deeper and more apparent. Joan, fearing that she is going to lose everything she has worked so hard for in her life if she stays any longer, tries to flee but Mother Nature, the Fates (and especially Captain MacNeil) have other ideas. Set against the harsh beauty of Northern Scotland, this film has a solid cult following and hundreds of fans of the film have made the trek to the filming locations over the years. No one can quite explain WHY the film seems to resonate with so many people, but I personally think that the mysticism of the story, the atmospheric Scottish landscape and excellent acting all have something to do with the films longstanding appeal.

 

A Matter of Life and Death (1946)

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Here, Powell and Pressburger decide to tackle Death, Life after Death and the Power of Love. David Niven plays Peter Carter a pilot who jumps out of his plane and doesn’t die. Death has been robbed and a trial has been set and Carter has to argue for his life before the powers that be. Problem is, Carter has fallen in love during his “stolen hours” which has complicated matters somewhat.

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Roger Livesey (who many speculate was an alter-ego of Michael Powell’s) is Dr. Reeves, who looks after Carter and ends up having to defend him against historical persons in a heavenly court of law. Really, at its heart, it is about the redemptive power of love on Earth and speculates wildly on life after death, the nature of Time and why we are really here. It’s worth watching just for the “Stairway to Heaven” sequence alone and the laughable “English Culture vs. American Culture” trail. Be warned, stereotypes abound.

Black Narcissus (1947)

How does one balance out sexuality with spirituality? More often than not, many spiritual teachings talk about squashing those feelings and sentiments – usually with disastrous results and “Black Narcissus” shows up how these instincts can sometimes go wrong. Very wrong. Based on story by Rumer Godden, the film is set at a convent high in the Himalayas where the wind never stops blowing. The convent itself used to be a bordello but has since been converted. The exotic, sensual but isolated surroundings eventually get to the nuns.

Sister Ruth -Yikes!

Sister Ruth -Yikes!

Having a mentally unbalanced, but sexually repressed nun in the form of Sister Ruth (Kathleen Byron) and a walking stud-muffin like Mr. Dean (David Farrar) doesn’t help matters in the least. The entire film was shot on a soundstage in England, very far from India yet you’re taken in completely. The fight between the “good” nun and the “bad” nun will leave you on the edge of your nerves.

The Red Shoes (1948)

How does the artist answer his or her true calling, remain faithful to it in face of outside pressures particularly, Love? Can two great passions, such as love and the artistic impulse truly occupy the same space? Loosely based on the Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale, it follows the rise of a ballerina Vicky Page (real-life ballerina Moira Shearer) from relative obscurity to the heights of artistic success, all under the watchful eye of an artistic Svengali ballet impresario Boris Lermontov. Moira falls in love with a composer and that places her role as prima ballerina within the touring company at odds with Lermontov who has even bigger plans for her. Upon telling him of her wishes to follow her heart, Lermontov declares, “A dancer who relies upon the doubtful comforts of human love will never be a great dancer. Never.”

I'm positive Darren Aronofsky copied a lot of ideas from "The Red Shoes" and used them in "Black Swan"

I’m positive Darren Aronofsky copied a lot of ideas from “The Red Shoes” and used them in “Black Swan”

The highlight of this film is the actual ballet sequence which runs for 15 minutes during the middle of the film and is probably the most surreal, beautiful piece of film-making ever committed to celluloid. A young woman sees a pair of red shoes in a shop window, which are offered to her by the demonic Shoemaker. She puts them on and begins to dance with her beau. They go to a carnival, where she seems to forget about the beau as she dances with every man she comes across. She attempts to return home to her mother, but the red shoes, controlled by the Shoemaker, keeps her dancing. She falls into a netherworld, where she dances with a piece of newspaper which turns briefly into her beau. She is then beset by grotesque creatures, including the Shoemaker, who converge upon her. They abruptly disappear, leaving her alone. No matter where she flees, the shoes refuse to stop dancing. Near death from exhaustion, clothed in rags, she finds herself in front of a church where a funeral is in progress. The priest offers to help her. She motions to him to remove the shoes, and as he does so, she dies. He carries her into the church, and the Shoemaker retrieves the shoes, to be offered to his next victim. (In the case of the fairy tale, the red shoes can be read as any earthly enticement).

If you love watching serious films as much as I do, do yourself a favour and find these movies. They just don’t make them like this anymore, that’s for sure.

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The Law of Exchange

“Tell yourself that all human beings are your brothers and sisters, and if you learn to accept them, with their weaknesses, their shortcomings and the difficulties they create for you, you will attract the benevolence and support of heavenly beings.  Never be like those people who turn away from others on the pretext that they are inferior.  Such ignorant people do not know that when they do this they are transgressing the law of exchange and that, as a consequence, the divine world will refuse to make exchanges with them.  It is up to each one of us to find out how to establish true contact with others.  May scientists be happy to give their knowledge and the wise to give their light, and may those who receive them be delighted to have been taught and enlightened.  May the strong be happy to support the weak and the rich to help the poor, and may the weak and the poor be grateful to feel they have been helped.  All those who refuse to allow their wealth to circulate, in whatever sphere, are like stagnant water. They will never discover the meaning of life, for life can only be found in free circulation and exchanges. Just because people are different from you, it doesn’t mean you have the right to mistreat them or ignore them. You will do better to try to understand them.  In this way you will be establishing a good habit, which will then protect you from many dangers. You meet people who think they are so important.  They think they don’t have to make any effort for little ants. But maybe one day they will find themselves, like in fairy stories, having to sort thousands of grains of wheat, barley or rice in a few hours, and then they will be very pleased when the ‘ants’ come to their aid. Or else they will be bound tightly hand and foot, and a little mouse will start gnawing at the rope to set them free. 

Lucy noticing the mice gnawing away the ropes around Aslan at the Stone Table in an animated version of "The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe"

Lucy noticing the mice gnawing away the ropes around Aslan at the Stone Table in an animated version of “The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe”

You will say, ‘But those are fables, fairy stories for children!’ If you like… The mice and the ants represent those people you mix with that you tend to look down on.  But who knows?  Perhaps those people you were able to show some respect, because they deserved it, will one day come to your rescue. There are invisible beings who can come down to help us, and if you want them to pay you a visit and to stay, you must prepare the right conditions in yourself.  Yes, never forget that divine beings are always ready to visit you and that they seek a place to dwell in your heart, soul and spirit, so they may work and bring you their riches.  It is only people’s negligence and lack of appreciation for their presence and help that keeps these entities away. They are fully aware that human beings are imperfect, weak and silly, and yet they excuse them and do not let this stop them. On the contrary, they say: ‘Oh, what a state the poor things are in, they need help!’ But if they see that people do not appreciate what they bring, they leave. Not because they need to be respected or thanked, no, but because they know that ingratitude prevents people from profiting from the blessings they are offered.

– Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov

I am, in small degrees , a supernaturalist.

That probably doesn’t jive with a lot of people (and that’s cool) but I do firmly believe that all that we can see, hear, touch, smell and taste is not all that there is (Is it just me but isn’t it strange that 4 of our 5 senses are centered around the head? Are there others in other parts of the body and they are just dormant?).

Microbacteria in your tummy

Mycobacteria in your tummy

There’s much more, we just haven’t been able to quantify or record these things mostly because the instruments, physics and mathematics just aren’t there yet. It’s all relative. I mean if you were to go up to a feudal serf in medieval France and show him a picture of a what a real microbe or virus looks like and explain to him that it is living underneath his fingernails or on his skin when he doesn’t take a bath after six months, he’d probably run screaming off to the local church official and have you burned alive. That microbe may not have been something which anyone could see, quantify or touch back then, but it doesn’t change that it was still there. Thankfully, germ theory changed a lot of things. That’s what I mean by relativity.

No. Just no.

No. Just no.

Likewise, I do think, like what Aivanhov suggests, there are lifeforms which populate this universe way beyond us. Mostly good, some bad but because I think evil has its limitations, the more benevolent forces are far more advanced in form and expression. I’m not talking about Ascended Masters bullshit and all the crap many New Agers sprout. I don’t think they are in a form we can even relate to except perhaps in flashes of insight, sudden intuition and those all-too-rare moments of pure transcendence or grace. However, if the quote is true and they are indeed ready to help us, it also means we have to hold up our end of the law of exchange as well.

Greek Orthodox icon of Seven Archangels. From left to right: Jegudiel, Gabriel, Selaphiel, Michael, Uriel, Raphael, Barachiel. Beneath the mandorla of Christ-Emmanuel are representations of Cherubim (blue) and Seraphim (red).

Greek Orthodox icon of Seven Archangels. From left to right: Jegudiel, Gabriel, Selaphiel, Michael, Uriel, Raphael, Barachiel. Beneath are representations of Cherubim (blue) and Seraphim (red).

I think what is stopping so many people to practice that law of exchange is 1) Fear, fear that if they give anything away, they will never have anything to show for it  and 2) Greed. We are living in a world culture which is largely predicated on class-warfare and with the “Haves” displaying a horrific culture of entitlement. Too many people thinking that if they display any form of kindness, decency, gentleness or compassion, there will be less of it to go around to them.

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This culture of entitlement has many, many expressions. From an impossible diva like Jennifer Lopez who has it written into contracts with the hired help that they are not to make eye-contact with her at any time to Generation Y college grads who get upset that they may have to work on a project which requires a longer attention span, of say a mouse.

Moll girls at play. From Vice.com

Moll girls at play. From Vice.com

I recently read about the phenomena of the “moll girls” in Australia over at Vice. It’s mostly girls, usually in their early 20s, mostly from upper middle class to upper class backgrounds acting like thuggish boys. I mean binge drinking, fighting with each other physically, even fighting with boys as a gang, sleeping around randomly as a form of “empowerment” usually at clubs and bars. Generally acting very boorish and vulgar and throwing a fit at even the hint they may not get what (or who)  they want in the next 10 seconds.

the original "Queen of Mean", Leona Helmsley

The original “Queen of Mean”, Leona Helmsley

Whenever I watch people who give off that “I’m Entitled to do Anything I Want” vibe, I always detect fierce anger underneath…as well as deep hurt. Somehow, somewhere along the line, something damaged them. I’m not justifying that behaviour but I do think it’s a scar that they carry around and it manifests in other ways

A typical group of socialites as featured in New York Social Diary.

A typical group of socialites as featured in New York Social Diary.

When I used to work at non-profits, many of the charity fundraising events were chaired by local socialites and I have to say, they are easily the rudest, bitchiest, most self-absorbed and neurotic women I’ve ever come across. Many of their husbands were captains of industry so they were, in short, bored, flaky trophy wives. They used to treat us at the non-profits like we were their domestic help and would often get away with it unless you said something and put them in their place. I don’t think many of them were happily married or for that matter were even in love with their husbands (most of their husbands were really old and not particularly attractive…). I think because in some ways, they were disempowered in some areas of their lives, they tried to exert extra power in other areas to compensate.

The wedding of Jackie Kennedy to Aristotle Onassis. The two Kennedy kids, caroline and JKF Jr. don't look very happy, do they?

The wedding of Jackie Kennedy to Aristotle Onassis. The two Kennedy kids, Caroline and JKF Jr. don’t look very happy, do they?

It was rumored that Jackie Kennedy, when she married Aristotle Onassis, one of the stipulations  was that she was required to have sex with him 3 times a day at anytime he wanted and she would have an expense account which allowed her to spend $10 000 – $15 000 a day at high-end New York department stores on anything she wanted. Do the math.

Thanks but no thanks, I’d rather be happy, unhindered, minding my own business and free to see, experience and receive the magic this world and life has to offer.

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Working with Earth Forces

From where I stand
You are home free
The planets align so rare
There’s promise in the air
And I’m guiding you

You have to believe we are magic
Nothin’ can stand in our way
You have to believe we are magic
Don’t let your aim ever stray
And if all your hopes survive
Your destiny will arrive
I’ll bring all your dreams alive
For you

Some people are attributing the recent rash of earthquakes to the astrological climate of late. While I wouldn’t dismiss it entirely, I mean the Earth is a planet which is part of a greater system of planets and nothing ever stays the same after all, I do find Ben Davidson who runs  Suspicious0bservers has probably the best, bar-none, daily earth changes report which are worth keeping a steady eye on.
The notorious Ring of Fire

The notorious Ring of Fire

Earthquakes are freaky.
Indeed they can be terrifying events, and when they strike particularly vulnerable areas in parts of the world which have shoddy or sketchy building construction codes, the human costs can be unnecessarily tragic. I am with Danish writer Isak Dinesen on this one. There’s a passage in “Out of Africa” where she writes experiencing a powerful earthquake for the first time in Kenya and her reaction was one of wonderment because it made her realize the power or Creation and how small we all are. Not smallness in the sense that we are weak and useless. Rather, we may be small but we are part of a larger system at work and that system is powerful and marvellous and terrifying all at the same time.
We are not separate from all this.

We are not separate from all this.

It’s a reminder that we are not above Nature (despite what asshole businessmen, marketers, right-wing pundits  and politicians want you to believe and accept) but rather, Nature is above us and indeed, we are a part of it. I pretty much had the same reaction when I felt earthquakes for the first time while living in Turkey or even the smaller ones which hit Montreal from time to time (in fact, the whole St.Lawrence River basin, like California and Istanbul are long overdue for a “Big One”).
An earthquake rift in New Zealand

An earthquake rift in New Zealand

One of the things I was taught from my first spiritual teacher is that events like earthquakes and volcanoes release huge amounts of energy which has been building up underneath; the pressure gets too much and out it goes. It’s only to be expected. Anyone who has ever experienced a full bladder in an emergency situation can easily understand. However, she also added, that they release huge amounts of psychic energy as well and pointed out that it is not a coincidence that places which are seismically active, places like Iceland, California, Hawaii, Java, the “vibes” at these places causes them to be  spiritual hotspots and the people who live there seem to have a leaning towards high-frequency thought and lifestyles.
The Javanese temple complex of Borobudur. Hidden in jungles for hundreds of years, archeologists say the temple is an actual representation of the Buddhist universe on stone.

The Javanese temple complex of Borobudur. Hidden in jungles for hundreds of years, archeologists say the temple is an actual representation of the Buddhist universe in stone.

(Of course there are exceptions to every rule. I mean look at Japan and their dolphin and whale slaughter as well as their borderline-socially acceptable norms on child pornography. It’s just sick. Thankfully the Aussies have recently won a case against the Japanese for preventing them from catching whales for “scientific purposes” in Antarctica so at least that’s something…)
One of my Native American teachers taught me that the Spirit World (and that includes Mother Earth, Father Sky, Grandmother Moon etc.) are always willing to work with us but They will only meet us halfway. It is up to us to also do the work and not expect it all to come to us effortlessly. This is where things like meditation, prayer and doing ceremony (which is another form of prayer and meditation if you ask me) come into play.
"Father Sky Mother Earth" by Gail Lois Jaffe

“Father Sky Mother Earth” by Gail Lois Jaffe

It could be as simple as making a small hole into the ground and dropping some tobacco into it and genuinely saying to the Earth “Thank you for letting me live on you. Thank you for giving me food. Thank you for giving me life”. You’d be surprised but an attitude of gratitude goes a long way. It not only may protect you but it also begins to transform you in a good way.
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It could be lighting a few candles and working with lesser-known angels like Barachiel, Jophiel and Sandalphon by naming them and addressing them directly if that is what you are into. It could be leaving some food out on your porch at night if you have raccoons in your neighborhood and working with and inviting raccoon medicine and raccoon teachings into your life.
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Work with these natural forces as opposed to fearing them and you might be surprised at what they may bring back to you.
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Rock the Noosphere

Watch this interview with veteran character actor Harry Dean Stanton. The whole interview is awesome but pay close attention particularly around 3:16

Ecology teaches us that the Earth’s biosphere is the sum total of all the Earth’s ecosystems and is comprised of a complex interaction between the Hydrosphere (water), Lithosphere (Earth), Atmosphere (Air).
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Astrology and the Native American medicine wheel teaches us of 4 Elements which are Air, Earth, Water and Fire (Chinese medicine includes Metal and Wood).
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To me it becomes obvious that the biosphere model is missing Fire and I think, like what Harry Dean Stanton says, that’s where the Noosphere steps in.
Noosphere: A postulated sphere or stage of evolutionary development dominated by consciousness, the mind, and interpersonal relationships (frequently with reference to the writings of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin). 
In other words, it’s the biosphere of thought or the collective consciousness.
Throw something new into it and it suddenly has a ripple effect and people start thinking the same thing suddenly. Some people also call it the Hundredth Monkey Effect but to me, I think it’s a natural extension of evolution. I also think the internet has a huge, huge part to play in that (so long as it remains uncensored and free of course).
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We like to think that *THIS*, all this stuff around us is the end of evolution but I disagree completely with that assessment.
If you're going to tell me that aiming to live in suburban sprawl like this is the end-all and be-all of human existence, you know where you can go...

If you’re going to tell me that aiming to live in suburban sprawl like this is the end-all and be-all of human existence, you know where you can go…

Evolution by itself, means that change is the name of the game and that we will continue to evolve. In terms of how that will happen, your guess is as good as mine. Some people say it will be a few more thousand years before our pinky toes disappear completely.
Bye-bye pinky toe? Hmmm....

Bye-bye pinky toe? Hmmm….

Other groups claim that new chakra centers will open up in the body including a lovely pink one.
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All I can say with any semblance of certainty is that this month is some sort of a cosmic opening. The stars are telling us as much. I’m not going to be blogging very much this month since I have other projects which I’m polishing up on but I’ll end with this: Throw in your most wildly utopian, idealistic, outlandishly evolved, hopelessly romantic thoughts. You just never know how it will be picked up 😉
Copyright Roger Dean 2014

Copyright Roger Dean 2014

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Meditation vs Prayer

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“Each day you hope and pray for the best conditions for your evolution, for the good of your friends, and for the whole world, and you ask what you must do in order for your hopes to be fulfilled. I will give you a method: write these things down and entrust them to the Angel of Fire. Fire is a messenger between the visible and the invisible worlds, and the moment these papers are burned, entities on high take notice of them and begin to study how their requests might be satisfied. Of course, you must not expect these requests to be granted immediately. But if you are patient, if you continue to make efforts and to work in the direction of the hopes you have expressed, you will one day see them realized; for when fire takes part in something, there are always results. In initiatic science, fire is considered the most powerful means of entering into communication with the spiritual world, because it represents the frontier between the physical and etheric planes. If, before beginning a work of any importance, initiates customarily light a candle, it is because they know that fire will introduce them to the subtle regions where their thoughts and their voices will be heard and where they will find the conditions for achieving their goals. All true magi have a very powerful bond with fire. Even though religion has gradually lost the meaning of these initiatic practices, the tradition of lighting candles or lamps in churches continues; this proves that human beings unconsciously preserve the ancient knowledge that the presence of fire promises fulfilment.”

 – Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov
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I brought up that Aivanhov quote because of the astrological events on the April horizon. I’ve been hit  with many private emails about what all this means. All I can say is that the best way to deal with these sorts of situations is to work with the good. If there is no good around you, then work with the good IN you. Speak up when you see an injustice, whether big or small. And I mean really speak up.
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I usually go white-river rafting in June. May is too dangerous because the water levels are unusually high after the spring run-off and by late July or August, the water levels start going down to very low levels and therefore exposing more rock.
When you have a wall of churning water  staring at you in the face, no joke, the best way to handle it is to look at it directly and use your oar to attack the wave and water. Surprisingly , more often than not, you end up gliding away when you work with the wave instead of avoiding it or going against it.  
Prayer candles

Prayer candles

 I once read somewhere that the difference between prayer and meditation is that prayer is when you petition or ask for things to come to you and meditation is when you listen for things to come to you. Here’s a hint: The beginning of April is going to be a time to pray and petition. The Cardinal Grand Cross will be the time to meditate.
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Meditation

[ I just wanted to throw in an extra tid-bit for my Pagan and Wicca readers – writing out your petition in positive language on bay leaves before burning them also helps 🙂 ]

P.S Never leave fires or candles unattended!

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A Quick Head’s Up for Lightworkers

Meditative mandala "Azoth of the Philosophers" by German Alchemist, Basil Valentine

Meditative mandala “Azoth of the Philosophers” by German Alchemist, Basil Valentine

“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 Mercury  , from top to bottom, by the crescent of the Moon First quarter moonthe disc of the Sun  Soland 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 will be entering Aries this year on March 20, 2014 at 12:57 PM, GMT, which is the official Spring Equinox time. The Moon will enter Taurus on April 1, 2014 at 5:20 AM, GMT. I should add also that Mercury rules Gemini and the Moon will be entering Gemini on April 3, 2014 and remain there until April 5, 2014.

In other words, with the Sun in Aries, the moon in Taurus and then Gemini, that week of April 1-5 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.

Just sayin’  😉

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Things are Heating up ….Again

Like I posted earlier, I had a feeling something was about to go down soon. Initially I thought it would involve the Olympics, but it turns out the event may have been wrong but the neighborhood is correct.

It's the gas pipeline, stupid

It’s the gas pipeline, Stupid

Unless you’ve been living under a rock it’s hard not to notice what is happening in the Ukraine these days. America and Russia’s Cold War antics have been resurrected…again. There are tons of websites, blogs and news outlets which are providing very insightful commentary on the situation but it should be obvious that the United States is trying to begin regime change…again. Putting in a bully leader of their choice in a different country…again. It certainly doesn’t help matters when the  US Assistant Secretary of State, Victoria Nuland, was caught saying on a recorded phone conversation “Fuck the EU” which Russian authorities promptly released to the world. It doesn’t help matters when it’s also come out that the US has invested over $5 billion dollars to start regime change in the Ukraine. (Look who is sponsoring the video event below as evidenced by the logo on the screen)

It should also come as no surprise, that drunkard, trigger-happy Senator John (Wayne) McCain has been pushing this “war” and is getting back at Vladimir Putin, most likely for not participating in the war against Syria and vetoing the motion at the United Nation Security Council and for providing amnesty to Edward Snowden. My personal opinion is that I think big-time NWO insiders,  Zbigniew Brzezinski and George Soros are behind it all. Brzezinski was President Jimmy Carter’s National Security Advisor. He’s also ethnically Polish and for many historical reasons, Poles have despised the Russians. Brzezinski’s family was also Polish nobility who lost everything when the Soviets took over Poland and made it communist and I think that would explain Brzezinski’s openly fanatical hatred of Russia going back decades now. 
Zbigniew Brzezinski

Zbigniew Brzezinski

George Soros

George Soros

 

Billionaire hedge-fund manager George Soros, of course is the financier of his Open Society Foundations, which have been behind nearly every “revolution” in most Eastern European countries. He plays the same playbook over and over again, namely creating NGOs, funding them, usually for marginalized groups,  whose causes are then “used” to challenge leadership of those countries where he would like to see regime change and funding these “Color Revolutions”
 
It was blatantly obvious in the lead-up to the Sochi Olympics when suddenly LGBT NGOs were crying foul about Russian discrimination against them. (To be perfectly clear, I have absolutely no issue with the LGBT cause, I have many friends who are gay, lesbian and bisexual whom I love dearly.) But if discrimination against the LGBT in Russia is so heinous, how come I never heard about it earlier before the Olympics? If it is as bad as the media have been depicting it, surly we would have heard about it years ago via Amnesty International or Human Rights Watch? Why didn’t I hear about it years ago? Why did the issue suddenly come to the forefront right before the Olympics?
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Like I’ve written earlier, I don’t think Putin is an angel BUT he’s completely correct in classifying NGOs as “Foreign Agents”. (NGOs acting as intelligence-gathering apparatuses under the guise of international development  and international aid is nothing new. It’s not a coincidence that Sargent Shriver, President John F. Kennedy’s brother-in-law, founded the Peace Corps at the height of the Cold War to operate in countries which were part of the Non-Aligned Movement. That’s not to say they don’t do good work in impoverished areas and that’s not to say that all persons in international development are automatically agents or spies, but doing good humanitarian work is not their only raison d’etre…)
Ukraine is a big country. There are huge differences in the ethnic make-up and culture from East to West and North to South. The eastern and southern parts are more Russian in character while the northern and western feel more affinity towards Europe. The people there should decide who they want to align with. I don’t think the US or the EU should be telling other countries who to vote in and especially not those persons who they can pay off and install so they have access to key natural gas pipelines.
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If you really want to have fun, watch CNN for 20 minutes on the Ukraine issue then switch over to RT and watch their coverage of the Ukraine issue for 20 minutes. Both sides have blatantly obvious biases. The truth is buried somewhere in between, I think.
Also, like I posted earlier, Britain has been hit with epic flooding in recent weeks and months. It would seem the flooding of Somerset County, where Glastonbury Tor is located, has been deliberate. The Tor is very literally the spiritual heart of Britain, and intimately tied in to the legends of the Druids, King Arthur, Merlin (who was a Druid), Avalon and even further back, to Atlantis. It would seem that if the Tor’s clean energy and its holy wells and springs are polluted, then Britain would follow.
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I don’t think all hope is lost. I think the old Druids were smarter than that. They wouldn’t have placed all their eggs in one basket. I think there are places in the British Isles which are just as powerful energetically as the Tor only they are dormant…for now. Places where the energy needs to be re-activated by those people who are wise enough and sensitive enough to do it. Offhand, I couldn’t tell you all the places unless I walked all over the place there and did some serious investigation and research, but I can say, without doubt, that Alderley Edge is a potent spot where the energy can go either way, which ley line readers and dowsers would be smart to investigate.
The view of the village of Alderley from Castle Rock.

The view of the village of Alderley from Castle Rock.

These days, millionaire footballers and their vulgar wives make their homes there but in earlier times, legends of the Edge abounded.  English novelist Alan Garner immortalised the Edge in his fantasy books, particularly “The Weirdstone of Brisingamen”  but he based the stories largely on local myths and legends.  However, I’ve always believed some of these old myths and stories have a kernel of truth in them somewhere.  God knows, if I were in the UK right now, that’s where I’d make a beeline towards to do some work.
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Ode to an Ancient Land

This was posted today at Philosopher’s Stone’s UK blog written by activist Julian Rose. I’m posting it here in its original entirety but I’ve added the visuals and links. For those of you who don’t follow global weather news, the UK in recent weeks has been hit with storm after epic storm causing widespread flooding and damage, no one has ever seen anything like this. The current flooding and battering the UK has been taking is not just literal but symbolic as well. 

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(I’d only add that the message here is not only applicable to Albion/Britain/England but I’d extend it to ALL colonial and imperialistic powers, past, present and future. Karma may stay quiet for a long time but it ain’t no fool and neither is Mother Nature.)

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That is maybe a rhetorical question, so I will not so much ask as state ‘England is going under’. And while that may be taken metaphorically, I mean it more actually. Great swathes of the Country are slowly drowning under a relentless rainfall that is part and parcel of an almost continuous barrage of winter storms moving in off the Atlantic Ocean.

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England sticks out into the Atlantic as if asking to be the recipient of an oceanic battering. The Country leans into the South Westerly’s as a sailor pits himself against driving wind and spray. She is an island in an Ocean, and one that is close to going under.

There are powerful karmic forces weaving their historical tentacles into this unfolding saga.

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England once stood boldly out of this same Atlantic Ocean sending her great ships tacking across the high seas, seeking out new Continents and exploiting whatever treasures fell upon the way. Building empire across the globe in an ever-expanding push for power and glory, wealth and prestige. From this small island on the Western flank of Continental Europe, the sailing ships and crews set forth and those that returned, came with their holds crammed with the trophies of their plunder.

The Koor-hi-Noor diamond  sitting on the British crown. India has repeatedly asked for it back but England keeps refusing.

The Koor-hi-Noor diamond sitting on the British crown. India has repeatedly asked for it back but England keeps refusing.

Kings and Queens applauded their exploits, planning and funding ever greater incursions into the territories they so indulgently sought to lay claim upon.

These are duplicates. the orginals, called the Elgin marbles sit in the London Museum. Again, Greece has repeatedly asked for them back and England refuses

These are duplicates. The five originals are at the Musuem of the Acropolis, the sixth was looted by Lord Elgin. The Elgin Marbles sit in the British Museum. Again, Greece has repeatedly asked for them back and England keeps refusing

Invasion was followed by conquest. Conquest by slavery. Slavery by the rule of Westminster and the Palace. Rule imposed for the ever greater enrichment of the coffers of the State, its barons and hierarchical elite.

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Soon England no longer depended for nourishment upon her own fertile lands and artisan skills. The peasant farmers were pushed unceremoniously off the land as Empire became the new provider and the landless British worker was yoked to the production line, becoming a tool for mass produced exports to newly conquered lands.

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The demise of the British Isles was well underway even as its industrial revolution ground down the last native skills and seasonal rituals of a once bucolic countryside.

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Now the barley barons and kings of industry reigned over our colonial wealth-bolstered island. While, almost unnoticed, the newly instated merchant banker moved deftly into the wheel house so as to decisively lay his hand upon the course of history and build a money empire to match, and eventually overtake, the acquisitions of the colonies.

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The City of London soon stood solid and arrogant – the power house of this vast Empire.
And while the British initiated slave trade was finally banned by an act of parliament, the British people took on the mantle of slavery, bowing to the new citadel whose tentacles reached out into great swathes of colonial wealth – and steadily drank it dry.

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Oh England, my England, so where is your soul today?

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Illustration of King Arthur by Howard Pyle

Two World wars then tore the last of your subtle spirit from its sanctuary of rolling hills and valleys where once King Arthur ventured on his mystic journey and Druid tribals camped among the ancient oaks and standing stones.

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Where to now old island?

Now that the foolish men in dark suits shout their pathetic schoolboy jibes to and fro across the floor of what was once a shrine to an idea called democracy.

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Prime Minister David Cameron, standing and deputy PM Nick Clegg asleep at the wheel and the rest of the old boys club of England. Where’s the Grand
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Now that the macadam motorway and sterile hypermarket have vanquished the ox cart’s winding track and breezy market stall – where to now?

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Now that the spirits and devas are driven from the edge of once pristine tinkling streams, and enchanted copses have met their fate at the hand of the brutal chain-saw. Where to now?

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Now it is your turn to be on the receiving end. The crimes of your past are catching-up with you, dear England. The arrogance and greed of your masters could not go unnoticed – could not pass-by unatoned for. Nor could the pacifistic stance taken by the greater populous when confronted with such frequent acts of national and international vandalism.
The karmic retribution could not be stalled forever.

Prepare your arks all those who can read the signs. Prepare yourselves for the deluge –whose first ferocious swathes are already upon the land.

Head for the hills and higher climbs and take simple tools to prepare the ground. A great cleansing is upon this island; a cleansing that will jolt befuddled minds into memories of great stories of other eras, when lands were swallowed by mighty acts of nature.

And yes, nature it is that once again rises up in defiance of all attempts to bring her under the control of those who would use and abuse her for their private wealth and make of her a platform for staging their profit driven foreign wars.

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This oh so British ‘civilization’, once so proud to lead the way in matters of conquest, was always bound at some point to receive its retribution. So proud to turn away from nature and forge its industrial steel into the wheels of the brave new world of mass consumerism.
A world that left behind it all gentle arts that nature had so diligently taught.

But such is She that no man can turn his back for long upon Her simmering powers. No man can lay claim to having pacified and sold Her soul – because passivity was not on Her agenda, and Her soul was never for sale. And those who sought to profit from Her bounty will soon leave empty handed; for that time, prophesied of old, has finally come.

Not even the vicious technologically engineered destruction of our climate can suppress the rising winds of change that are upon this scarred and battered jewel called Earth. It can only increase their velocity.

So look now upon the rising waters and know what they are. Few Countries will escape the fever that’s upon this World. A fever for which the only cure is the unconditional metamorphosis of man himself, washed through and through, cleansed of that reckless hubris which has brought us to this tipping point.

The tide is turning upon mankind – and this England which juts out into the rising stormy ocean to her West, will shoulder a heavy price for its blinkered, stubborn occupants, who for so long turned a blind eye on deeper truths and refused to look upon the blood encrusted pages of colonial history.

Go under then.

But when the great healing is finally done and the storms abate .. recede; rise again oh beautiful island, greet the coming dawn in vivid celebration of all that’s sacred, true, profound. Set forth your green and glorious valleys once more, so the animals may step out once again, two by two, to greet the unmasked glory which calls to be reborn.

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Glastonbury Tor at dawn

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About the Author

Julian is a committed international activist, writer, farmer and actor. He is an early pioneer of UK organic farming methods and is currently involved in the front line of efforts to keep Poland free from genetically modified organisms. Julian is President of The International Coalition to Protect the Polish Countryside. His book Changing Course for Life can be purchased onwww.changingcourseforlife.info. His latest book In Defence of Life – a Radical Reworking of Green Wisdom is available at Amazon.com or can be requested on http://www.julianrose.info/

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Messages from Dreamland

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I can be a really bad chronicler at times. Countless spiritual traditions tell us that many of us get messages from the Spirit World every night in our sleep through or dreams and that it’s a question of training ourselves of writing everything down when we wake up while the details are still fresh in our mind.

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I’ve tried. I just can’t do it since I am not and never will be a morning person. My biorhythms veer towards the evening and night so come morning time, I’m too groggy and busy stumbling towards my morning cup of tea, never mind whipping out a notebook and remembering last night’s adventures in dreamland.
 
However, I have had incidences of wicked deja-vu. Seeing something which, upon reflection, was something I already saw in the dream state a few days earlier.  I’ve also been lucky in the sense that I’ve never had nightmares. Maybe when I was a kid and watched too many Godzilla or Ray Harryhausen movies and would run into my parents’ room in the middle of the night but beyond that, I can’t complain.
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This caused nightmares when I was like, 5 years old

 
One writer who has admitted that she was regularly blessed with beautiful dreams was the Danish writer, Isak Dinesen aka Baroness Karen Blixen. Blixen was the author of such classics like “Out of Africa” and “Babette’s Feast”  and if you love to read good literature as much as I do, those two are “musts” (and the film versions do no justice to them at all).
Isak Dinesen, at a younger time in her life

Isak Dinesen, at a younger time in her life

This is a strong dream-like quality to her writing, particularly in it’s richness and if you read her body of work like “Anecdotes of Destiny” or “Seven Gothic Tales”, it’s easy to see how coming out of her books is like waking up from a beautiful dream. In my opinion, even if she just wrote 7 books, she was robbed of the Nobel Prize in Literature, the first time by another big-game hunter, Ernest Hemingway, who even admitted to her, that she deserved it more than he did and the second time by Albert Camus.
 
I bring up Blixen because of an incident she recounted in her novella, “Shadows on the Grass” :
When in the thirties I was staying in the south of England with Denys’ (Finch-Hatton) brother, the Earl of Winchilsea, the painter John (Glyn Warren) Philpot came down to paint the portrait of my hostess, who was very lovely.  He had travelled much in North Africa, and on an afternoon when we were walking together in the park he recounted to me an experience of his from there.
Kirby Hall, Home of the Earls of Winchelsea

Kirby Hall, Home of the Earls of Winchelsea

 In the First World War, he said, he had had a shell-shock or a nervous breakdown; he would never feel sure that he was doing what he ought to do.

“When I was painting a picture,” he explained,” I felt that I ought to make up my bank account. When I was making up my bank account, I felt that I ought to go out for a walk. And when in a long walk, I had got five miles away from home, I realized that I ought to be , at this very moment, in front of my easel. I was constantly in flight, an exile everywhere.

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Moroccan village

“It happened by then that I and my African servant in our travels in Morocco came to a small town or village. I cannot really describe the place to you, it looked like any other North African village. It stood in a flat plain, and in itself, was nothing but a number of mud-built huts with an old, broad mud-built wall round it. The only particular thing that I remember about it is its great multitude of storks, a stork’s nest on almost every house. But at that moment when I had come through the gate in the wall,  felt that this was a place of refuge. There came upon me a strange, blissful, calm, a happiness like what you feel when a high fever leaves you. “Here”, I thought, “one can remain.”  “And as now I had stayed in the village for a fortnight, all the time in that same sweet peace of soul and giving no thought to the past or the future, on a day when I was once more painting a picture, an old man, am imam , came up and spoke to me.”I hear from your servant,” he said,”that  you have finished your wanderings and will stay with us, since here you have found rest.” I answered him that it was as he said, but that I could not explain to myself why it should be so. 

“Master,” said the old man,” I shall explain to you. There is something special about our village, things have happened here that have happened nowhere else. It came about, not when I was a boy myself but when my father was a boy of twelve, and he has related it to me as it happened. Turn your eyes to the gate in the wall behind us. Above it you will see a ledge, where two men can sit, for in the old days watchmen were here looking out for foes that might approach across the plain. To this very ledge above the gate, came the Prophet (Mohammed) himself and your Prophet, Jesus Christ. They met here to talk together of man’s lot on Earth and the means by which the people of the earth might be helped. Those standing down below could not hear what they said to one another. But they could see the Prophet, as he explained his thoughts, striking his hand against his knee, and thereupon  Jesus Christ lifting his hand and answering him. They sat there, deep in talk, till night fell and the people could no longer see them. And it is from that time Master, that our village has got peace of heart to give away. “I wonder,” said Mr. Philpot, “whether a clergyman from the Church of England would have told that tale.” 

Like I wrote earlier, I ‘m very bad at recalling my dreams. With few exceptions, there have been times which an entire letter with the most perfect wording was suddenly sitting in my head, a crucial letter which I needed to send to someone. Or plans I needed to act on immediately. I had one dream while I was living in Turkey which I still cannot forget. It was *that* vivid and *that* real and sitting down to write it, came effortlessly. I don’t know what it means, but there is a symbolic message there and like Dinesen’s excerpt above, the similarities are obvious.

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March 12, 2001

I dreamt that dozens of people saw Muhammad AND Jesus in Central Park, New York City at the same time, at two different ends of the park.

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The group of people who saw Muhammad, saw him walk on water and apparently he had all the signs of being *the* Muhammad, according to one eyewitness, who himself was an Islamic scholar and a devout one at that. His name was Aziz, I think. Suddenly, tents were going up on the spot he had been and all the witnesses, Muslim and non-Muslim alike, suddenly had become men and women of contemplation. They renounced their old lives as businesspeople, students, whatever, to merely devote their life to study and think about the Infinite.

As for the other, second group that saw Jesus, well this being New York City in the 21st century, needless to say these are people who are a little aggressive, jaded, cynical and sceptical.   So they needed stronger proof than walking on water. There was a rain of coins, twice. The first time, the coins were a coppery colour, but they were not pennies. They were Abraham Lincoln two-dollar coins, a very , very limited rare edition. That wasn’t enough proof. Then there was a second rain, this time of platinum coins. It was a Jefferson three-dollar coin which has never been made in the first place. Finally everyone caught on, it really was Jesus, but like Muhammad, the two of them disappeared as mysteriously as they appeared.

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In my dream, I showed up in the park immediately after the incidents, I didn’t see the actual events. It was not quite yet pandamonium with religious fanatics, the clergy, scientists and reporters but the build-up of the oncoming media frenzy had just started. The park was already full of hundreds of people, onlookers and curiosity mongers, people running everywhere, crying, laughing, chaos.

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I remember walking down one path and seeing these two hacky-sack looking guys, sitting cross-legged on the grass merely staring at the two stacks of coins they had collected in front of them, one stack of each denomination. The guys were totally out of it, in a daze. I looked at each coin. They were real alright, but somehow they looked like they were already starting to melt.

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What could all this mean?

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Sitting on the Fence of Dis/Belief

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2014 has started off on a positively freezing note in my neck of the woods.

The past few days have seen temperatures which are colder than Mars in some parts of Canada, to say nothing of snow storms, and ice-storms which have downed power and electric lines at precisely the coldest and most needed time of the year. Here’s an example of how cold it’s been in Montreal.
 All this to say, I have not been doing very much except hibernating, reading books, listening to talks, watching YouTube documentaries and catching up on episodes of “Ancient Aliens”. One documentary I did stumble on is called “The Silent Revolution of Truth” and primarily it’s about the Swiss, German-speaking equivalent of David Icke, namely, alleged UFO contactee Billy Meier.
Like Icke, Meier polarizes people everywhere. You either dismiss him outright and call him out as a fraud (and it doesn’t help that his ex-wife who he divorced on ugly terms and his son have come out swinging against him) or you may read some of his books or listen to tapes and hear something so wickedly profound, a real nugget of pure gold which goes right through you that you’re left really wondering “How the hell did he figure that one out?”.
Billy Meier

Billy Meier

Meier’s “teachings” or rather information he was given from his alien contacts goes back over 5 decades now. He apparently has been receiving information since he was a child in the 1940s. They contain just about everything from our sacred origins, to the history of Atlantis, to the various alien “types” out there, to prophecies concerning WWIII and the world afterwards to the true nature of our consciousness and how we can all access that via meditation and spiritual exercises.
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Truthfully, I’m torn on Meier.
Some of it is hard to swallow and his sketchy and mysterious background doesn’t help matters (among other things, he was a French Legionnaire, an élite trained mercenary killer for the French military and was thus known as “The Phantom” in the Middle East because of his stealth though he never killed and left the Legionnaires because he did not want to kill). But then when I heard what he had to say on meditation and spiritual techniques, you realize that the guy really gets it on a certain level. To any of you who may be interested to know more, Meier’s teachings were presented in cassette form in the early 1990s but all 16 parts have been reduced to 15 parts on YouTube and if you’ve got the time or find yourself snowbound like I have been, they are worth a listen. (I didn’t catch the name of the guy presenting the tapes, he’s an American fellow with a crazy sense of humour ,I found myself laughing a lot, but bear in mind these were recorded in 1991-2 at the beginning of the Clinton era so many things have changed since then particularly with respect to Russia.) I say, take what works for you and leave the rest behind.
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One thing that did resonate with me, was that Meier is emphatic that we ALL can change for the better, if we are dedicated enough. There is no special group which is better than everyone else or has some sort of advantage. It boils down to you. It reminds me of a lyric from that old Curtis Mayfield song “People Get Ready”:
People get ready, there’s a train to Jordan
Picking up passengers coast to coast
Faith is the key, open the doors and board them
There’s hope for all among those loved the most
There ain’t no room for the hopeless sinner whom would hurt all mankind
Just to save his own
Have pity on those whose chances grow thinner
For there is no hiding place against the kingdoms throne
Here’s my favorite version of the song with Rod Stewart and probably the most under-rated rock guitarist-genius in the world, Jeff Beck (doesn’t help that he was in the Yardbirds with Jimmy Page AND Eric Clapton..).
 
 
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The Invisible Side to Christmas

I’ve posted this before already, but I’m not a big fan of the Christmas holiday season.

I could go on ad nauseam about why I don’t like the holidays, the over-commercialization, the playing overandoverandover again of the same five Christmas songs in every mall, restaurant and elevator you walk into, the obnoxious ads assaulting you from all direction at all times to buy buy buy and let’s not forget the uncomfortable office parties where you have to endure watching your hopelessly out-of-rhythm co-workers dance.
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I don’t even like tinsel and to be perfectly frank, find many of the decorations to be just garish looking to my minimalist sensibilities (BTW, who’s the flippin’ idiot who came up with inflatable snowman which every second yard now seems to have and how can you have a mega-store for Christmas?) . After you watch this video, you’ll also understand why I think Santa Claus is just shy of this side of creepy.
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Why???????

Now, I don’t want to come across as a total Grinch. There are some pluses to the holiday season.
There are the new breed of subversive anti-Christmas and Orphan Christmas get-togethers, like the Ugly Christmas Sweater/Jumper parties which are now a bona fide scene in themselves.
Ugly Christmas Sweater parties are "de rigeur" on the East Coast the last few years. Ebay has been selling out of these types of sweaters for years now.

Ugly Christmas Sweater parties are “de rigeur” on the East Coast the last few years. Ebay has been selling out of these types of sweaters for years now.

There are the hidden-jewels of less well-known but equally awesome holiday songs. There’s the time off, to just decompress, chill out, sleep in with your cozy flannel pyjamas in cozy flannel bed sheets…
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Yes!

Drink lots of warm chai ( the secret ingredient to a stellar chai tea is using Carnation’s Evaporated Milk or condensed milk, like the chai wallahs in India or Malaysia use)…
These chai wallah , tea vendors in the streets of Asia will make the BEST tea you'll ever have in your life. Guaranteed.

These chai wallahs , tea vendors in the streets of Asia will make the BEST tea you’ll ever have in your life. Guaranteed.

Catching up on reading and catching up with films at the cinema…
There is the Winter Solstice and the knowledge that now days will start to get longer. There’s also seeing friends and of course, New Year’s Eve, which for some reason, always resonated more with me.
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The one motif of Christmas I do like is the one of angels. I don’t mean the small, chubby kids in long nightgowns and trumpets in hand or what organized religion tells us about them. I mean the idea of these beings/entities who actually like us human beings, like watching out over us, like helping us out.
Poster of Wim Wenders' film, "Far Away, So Close!" about angels watching humans.

Poster of Wim Wenders’ film, “Faraway, So Close!” about angels watching humans.

The idea of guardian spirits and helpers is as old as humanity itself, probably because by all accounts, they are far older than us as well. I’m not going to go over what the Abrahamic religions tell us about angels or what Buddhists and Hindus say about their equivalent in the form of bodhisattvas either. What intrigues me the most is that, I think they really are, in essence, lifeforms and life energies which exist on a far higher frequency, beyond our reality hack, which if we’re lucky, we can be blessed to tune into or bump into sometime.
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Seated Bodhisattva

It’s not unheard of. I mean many, many sources call angels nothing less than pure beings of light. When the Prophet Ezekiel was taken up to the heavens in a vehicle described as “wheels within wheels”, that could just as easily be benevolent aliens for all we really know. (If you get the chance, check out the Nicholas Cage film “Knowing”. Garbage movie but some of the sequences involving these angels/aliens/being of light are pretty cool).
Many, many others have had experiences where messages and information were given to them under extraordinary circumstances.
The Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) receiving the revelations of the Koran from the Angel Gabriel.

The Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) receiving the revelations of the Koran from the Angel Gabriel.

There is a softer energy during that week between Christmas and New Year’s. Maybe these angels have something to do with it, I don’t know. Some people will be celebrating Kwanzaa during that time. Other people just call it Holy Week, and others, like your’s truly just try to feel it and soak it in.
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Something or someone has hurt you, and you are walking along the street feeling discouraged and overwhelmed. But then you come across a face, a look, of such beauty you go home feeling comforted, released. Heaven has just sent you someone to give you courage again. Don’t be taken in: if you chance upon such a look, it is not that person who has given it to you but an entity, which for a moment entered that person in order to help you.
Such experiences make you realize you are constantly in touch with thousands of benevolent entities. They come and seek you out; you are never abandoned. Why do you not sense that? Why add to the real sufferings you experience by believing you are alone, deprived of all help? For a while you were feeling crushed, and then suddenly you regained strength and courage. So, thank all the beings that came to you. The more aware and grateful you are, the more you will attract them to you.
Between man and God there exist spiritual beings, which the Christian tradition, inspired by the Jewish tradition, refers to as the angelic orders. The word ‘order’ implies there is a difference in level between these entities. In descending order, their names are: Seraphs, Cherubim, Thrones, Dominations, Powers, Virtues, Principalities, Archangels and Angels. The angels, in other words, are closest to human beings and this is why they have been charged with watching over us. The Seraphs and Cherubim at the top of the hierarchy on the other hand are not even aware that people inhabit earth and will never be given the task of staying with us. They concern themselves with solar systems and galaxies and very rarely does one of them go to meet a human being. A Seraph travels through space at the speed of lightning. If you happen to be in the right place, vigilant and ready to seize some of its celestial radiations, you will be so enlightened, bedazzled, that the effects will persist for the rest of your life. But you will never stop him; he will continue his journey through the infinite space. 
– Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov
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A Language Older than Words

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“From the moment you have a thought, it is as if you had already spoken. This inner form of speech is real, powerful and magical and is referred to as the Word. The Word is the thought that has not yet been translated into speech in the physical plane, but it is already expressed in shapes, colours and sounds. When you speak inwardly with all your soul and all your heart, the plants, animals, birds and insects understand your language and the planets, stars, angels and archangels also understand you. The creatures of the invisible world do not use the words of a language to talk to each other; they use the colours, shapes and melodies emanating from them and every one of them is able to interpret this language straight away. One day human beings will communicate with each other only with their emanations and they will understand each other because the Word is the universal language.”
 
-Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov

 
I don’t know if this has ever happened to any of you, where you quite suddenly meet someone and within instants, you somehow understand each other and become “instant friends”. No small talk, no asking about details like what sort of music they are into or books they read (call me old-fashioned but I belong to the school of thought that you should never do the deed with anyone unless you’ve first seen their bookshelves or what’s on their playlist AT LEAST), no asking about what school they went, when they graduated or if you know the same people. 
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I flippin’ hate small talk, don’t you?

 
It can be an extremely disconcerting but fun experience, where somehow your “vibe” just instantly gels with someone else’s “vibe”. It’s happened a few times to me like at dinner parties or other informal gatherings but by far my most memorable case of this happening was with former late Canadian Prime Minister, Pierre Elliott Trudeau
Monsieur Trudeau before he passed on.

Monsieur Trudeau before he passed on.

 
Trudeau left Canadian politics in 1984 and settled into his art deco mansion on Pine Ave. overlooking downtown Montreal (where his son Justin now resides with his family). He started up his law practice by joining one of Canada’s most powerful law firms, Heenan Blaikie and it was a common sight among Montrealers, seeing Mr. Trudeau walk along the streets going to and from his office and his home. Montreal is that kind of city where famous people can walk around in plain sight and people leave you alone. Maybe it’s the leftist politics or maybe it’s just that kind of public adoration is reserved for NHL hockey players, but you’d be hard-pressed to see the kind of celebrity craziness which you see in Hollywood or London. Leonard Cohen is still spotted regularly in the Plateau district and nobody cares.
If you want to see Leonard Cohen, go hang out in the Plateau

If you want to see Leonard Cohen, go hang out in the Plateau

 
One wintery afternoon, must have been around 1998 or so, I was rushing through downtown Montreal on my way to catch the suburban commuter train to go home. I turned a corner and sped along when I suddenly noticed an older man, walking in the opposite direction looking at me directly with a huge smile across his face. I walked past and it wasn’t until 5 seconds later it registered that it was Mr. Trudeau. I turned around and called his name.  He instantly, turned around and smiled and said “Yes?”.
It was that kind of a day...

It was that kind of a day…

 
I slowly approached him, both of us had ear-to-ear smiles plastered across our faces and didn’t say anything for about 10 seconds when suddenly we both burst out laughing.
PET: Aren’t you sweet.
Me: You know…I saw the tree you planted at the site of the war memorial in Bangladesh.
PET: (Shocked, clearly taken aback and barely whispering) That was years ago….
Me: My relatives there made it a point to show it to me.
PET: So, how do you like your life here in Canada?
Me: Canada is really all I know since we came here when I was a baby, this is home.
PET: Have you gone back?
Me: Many times. 
PET: And what do you think of the contrast?
Me: We’re quite blessed here, sir.
We continued talking for several minutes. When it was time to go, he lifted his hat to me and extended his right hand to shake which I did. 
PET: It was a pleasure.
Me: Thank you and good-bye.
I liked him and I knew he liked me.
The National War Memorial in Bangladesh

The National War Memorial in Bangladesh

 
I can’t really describe what I was feeling only that in those few instants we saw through each other and understood each other perfectly. This is the kind of communication which intrigues me the most, where all pretences, all labels, titles and the rest of it suddenly disappear and you somehow are able to peer into the essence of another person or entity and they can do the same thing to you. Friends of mine have described encountering this with Tibetan peasants they encountered in Dharamsala or having come face to face with giant elk in the mountains of Colorado. Paulo Coelho in “The Alchemist” calls it communicating with the soul of the world, the Anima Mundi, where any sort of intelligence is able to communicate with another intelligence on a frequency beyond words, gestures and sounds.
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I think my favorite description of such an incident is in C.S Lewis Chronicle of Narnia, “The Voyage of the Dawn Treader”. There is an incident in the Great Eastern Ocean where Lucy Pevensie is looking over board and is intrigued by the kingdom of the Sea People.
Lucy seeing the war-like Sea People

Lucy seeing the war-like Sea People. Illustration by Pauline Baynes.

Suddenly, she sees one lonely shepherdess with her flock of fish:
 
Just before midday Lucy saw a large shoal of fishes grazing on the weed. They were all eating steadily and all moving in the same direction. “Just like a flock of sheep,” thought Lucy. Suddenly she saw a little Sea Girl of about her own age in the middle of them – a quiet, lonely-looking girl with a sort of crook in her hand. Lucy felt sure that this girl must be a shepherdess – or perhaps a fish-herdess and that the shoal was really a flock at pasture. Both the fishes and the girl were quite close to the surface. And just as the girl, gliding in the shallow water, and Lucy, leaning over the bulwark, came opposite to one another, the girl looked up and stared straight into Lucy’s face. Neither could speak to the other and in a moment the Sea Girl dropped astern. But Lucy will never forget her face. It did not look frightened or angry like those of the other Sea People. Lucy had liked that girl and she felt certain the girl had liked her. In that one moment they had somehow become friends. There does not seem to be much chance of their meeting again in that world or any other. But if ever they do they will rush together with their hands held out.
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The Language of Animals

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“Even if we do not pay animals much attention, they are a part of our life, and there might be a great deal for us to learn from the life they lead beside us. You speak to an animal, and it pretends not to understand you; in fact, it can understand very well, but when it wants to. We do not know what is going on in an animal’s mind, but perhaps animals know better than we do what is going on in ours. We do not understand them; they are like enigmas set down before us, but they understand us, or more precisely they sense us. At times, when we are trying to attract the attention of certain animals, we have a feeling they are hiding something from us. Why do we have this feeling? Because there may well be astral entities living in them observing us through their eyes. Yes, other living, intelligent creatures may be watching us through the eyes of a dog, a cat or a horse… This is what sometimes gives us the strange feeling that they are more than just animals. In their eyes, we are meeting the gaze of these other entities.”
– Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov
I admit I am extremely partial to pugs, owning two of them. It’s not the mushy face, the big, soulful eyes, their mischievous personalities, the funny snorting and grunting sounds they make because of their small noses or the fact that they constantly want to cuddle with you all day long and make the most amazing, affectionate pets.  I think the reason why I love them so much is because they are quite easily the most human-like of all the dog-breeds and act like innocent 2-year-old kids. Spend enough time around a pug, and very soon you’ll learn how to understand them and see how they think. I’ve known people who don’t like dogs fall under the charm of the pug within hours. If what Aivanhov says is true about animals, then I am perfectly convinced that pugs are little angels in disguise just for the way they instantly make everyone around them smile.
One thing that has always intrigued me about animals is their intelligence. They have an intelligence all their own and one which we humans don’t have anymore, largely based on instinct. I especially find how they somehow know things in advance, particularly natural disasters most intriguing of all. Apparently ants start carrying away their eggs before earthquakes. Divers have said that during the morning of the Asian tsunami of 2004, there wasn’t a fish to be seen anywhere in the water and in Sri Lanka, apparently as early as 10 days beforehand, elephants were heard screaming and running towards higher ground.
 
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Another talent dogs have is how they can “sniff” a person out, particularly those persons who may not have the best interests of their owners. Many a time I have watched my pugs closely and how they react when I introduce them to someone new, and the smarter one, Berkeley who I consider my wise old man-pug/Yoda wannabe, in consistently correct. If he’s crazy-happy then I know the person is worth knowing, but if he’s reserved or indifferent, then I know that there is something to look out for.
"You don't fool me for a second!"

“You don’t fool me for a second!”

Native, Aboriginal and shamanic cultures all over the world have always said that animals are our brothers and sisters, and that we are to live in respect and in relationship with them. Researchers have said that we actually do share something like over 70% of the same DNA with them. That animals carry medicines, teachings and symbols we would be wise to understand and not dismiss as easily as we do. That’s how the idea of the totem animal came to be in tribal cultures. For example, if you were a Hopi Indian belonging to the snake clan, then the snake offers special teachings to you, special lessons and special medicines and that whenever you have an encounter with a snake, either in real life or in the dream world, to be extra alert, because it’s bringing a message to you from the spirit world. 
Totem poles usually are a sculptural history of the clan or tribe in symbolic form.

Totem poles usually are a sculptural history of the clan or tribe in symbolic form.

I think it’s an idea which we need to revisit and more people need to know about, if anything than to foster more respect to the natural world.
Gone forever now.

Gone forever now.

This past week, the African Western Black Rhino officially became extinct and it really, really bothered me.  My dad grew up in West Bengal during the 1930’s and heard Royal Bengal tigers roar regularly in the jungles outside of some of the villages of Murshidabad. From populating the jungles of Bengal all the way to Indonesia across South-East Asia, they are on their way to extinction now, largely due to idiotic poachers who use animal parts for “traditional medicine” of all things.
Another one on the way out.

Another one on the way out.

I’ve read that tiger’s penises are particularly prized as an aphrodisiac for men in Chinese medicine. To kill such a magnificent creature for the sake of some stupid man who wants to maintain an erection and prove his puny manhood only makes that man an even punier human being in my mind. That’s just one example of many others.
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3-piece Valextra suitcase set, priced at $25 000-$35 000 please.

The uber-posh Italian hand-bag company, Valextra used to make luggage out of hippopotamus or elephant skins for the likes of 1950’s jetsetters like Aristotle Onassis and Maria Callas. The bar-stools on Onassis’ yacht, the Christina O, were covered with the hides of the foreskin of minke whales. I really think the rich are beyond retarded sometimes.
The old Onassis yacht

The old Onassis yacht which can only be rented out by the uber-rich.

Ecology talks about ecosystems and ecological niches specific species and animals take up in order to maintain the whole. Native thought talks about the Web of Life and like a spider’s web, each strand has its place in keeping the whole. With each species disappearing, it reduces that Web of Life and that, in turn reduces us all.

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Like I posted earlier this month, something strange is happening in the Pacific Basin. The animals are acting very strangely. The normally loud orca whales have stopped singing. Whales in Native thought represent the history and record keepers of this planet, being the largest mammals as well as one of the oldest. They believe whales hold the memories and stories of this planet from the very beginning particularly in their songs. I’m sure if the day came when we all could understand their songs, then their stories would astound us all. 
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Here’s a video of a whale, showing her attitude of gratitude, a lesson we can all learn from. The “Thank You” here is clear enough.
 
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Just shy of Heaven

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“To experience thinking outside the brain is to enter a world of instantaneous connections that make ordinary thinking (i.e those aspects limited by the physical brain and the speed of light) seem like some hopelessly sleepy and plodding event. Our truest, deepest self is completely free. It is not crippled or compromised by past actions or concerned with identity or status. It comprehends that it has no need to fear the earthly world, and therefore, it has no need to build itself up through fame or wealth or conquest.Physical life is characterized by defensiveness, whereas spiritual life is just the opposite….Narratives of (Near Death Experiences, NDE) of passing through a dark tunnel or valley into a bright light and vivid landscape – ultra real –  were as old as ancient Greece and Egypt.The sense of being able to see in all directions simultaneously; the sensation of being above linear time – of being above everything, essentially, that I had previously thought of as defining the landscape of human life; the hearing of anthem-like music, which entered through one’s whole being rather than simply one’s ears; the direct and instantaneous reception of concepts that normally would have taken a very long time and a great deal of study to comprehend, without any struggle whatsoever…feeling the intensity of unconditional love. Over and over again, in the modern NDE accounts and in spiritual writings from earlier times, I’d feel the narrator struggling with the limitations of earthly language, trying to get the entirety of the fish they had hooked on board of human language and ideas.”

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I just completed reading this book and it is a marvelous read. Dr. Eben Alexander is a Harvard trained neurosurgeon. And before his NDE, was someone who followed the typical Cartesian, mathematically deterministic model of existence and world view most people in the pure and applied sciences usually do. Basically nothing exists except those things you can experience through your five senses and those things which can be quantified using the scientific method. His NDE experience changed that completely when he slipped into a potentially fatal seven-day coma and lived to tell the tale. His story is a fascinating one. He has many people trying to debunk his story but unless you’ve been there, it’s hard to disprove what he says.
Dr. Eben Alexander

Dr. Eben Alexander

To anyone who has had genuine spiritual experiences, not the New Agey contrived, sort, but those who have experienced the Eternal Now, those who might have slipped into deep Samadhi or Satori or stepped outside of Maya for even a split second, this book  is an indispensable read.
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I too have had my encounters with the other side, but nowhere near as deep or vivid as Dr. Alexander’s.
The first time something went off was when I was 9 years old. It sounds trite but at the time I thought algebra was this horrible monster lurking in the horizon at school which if I did not master, I’d be a failure in life since it would close off many career options (I know, I was a nerd.). Determined to understand it, I took down my dad’s copy of “The new Book of Knowledge” the “A” edition and started reading the chapter on algebra.
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The second I understood it, I can’t describe it only that it was beyond a light bulb going off, it was a total whiteout in my vision, but in my inner vision. I didn’t suddenly just understand algebra, I suddenly understood everything. I suddenly felt like I was a part of everything. The sensation lasted no more than a few seconds and at the time, I didn’t understand what was happening to me given my 9-year-old mind. All I remember was pure joy and a pure sense of aliveness and that I suddenly wanted more so that this feeling could last.
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The second time was when I was 20. I was at home one Saturday morning in my room doing some studying for an upcoming test, my dad was in the kitchen reading the newspaper and my brother must have been watching TV. Quite suddenly and without any explanation my body temperature skyrocketed and within seconds I was drenched in sweat like never before. I had read about spontaneous human combustion so that was my first thought as to what was happening to me. I struggled to walk over to the kitchen to tell my dad something was wrong.
I thought this was happening.

I thought this was happening.

The last thing I remember was telling him to call the ambulance, before I blacked out completely and fell to the floor. Suddenly I found myself in a black space, but not a threatening one. Instead, it felt warm, safe and like complete bliss. Imagine that you’re in a pool and underwater and people above you are talking, their voices sound muffled, close but far. That’s what my father and brother sounded like while they were trying to revive me and calling 9-1-1. I felt like I was in the most amazing, welcoming cocoon and wanted to stay. Suddenly I heard a gentle voice saying I need to go back, and there was almost a gentle pushing upwards and I found myself back here, coming to, it felt almost like surfacing out of the water. When I opened my eyes, I found that I was sprawled out on the floor and my brother was on the phone with a 9-1-1 operator. When I asked how long I was gone he said “Maybe about 20 seconds”. In that space, there was absolutely no sense of time or place, just a pure sense of feeling and awareness. I felt like I had been there forever. It felt like home.
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Days later when I went to have everything checked out with my family doctor, I told him of the episode which he patiently listened to. My family doctor is a very, very wise man. A fellow Indian, a Gujarati from Durban, South Africa, he did his Ph.D at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine back in the late 1960’s but he is also very aware of the spiritual dimension to life. A lifelong vegetarian, yoga practitioner and follower of Hindu Vedanta, my visits with him always end up being very stimulating long discussions on spirituality, religion, life and the stupidity of our modern times. Not a lot escapes his penetrating gaze and he’s no one’s fool. When I finished telling him my episode, he was silent for several moments and then finally said,”You have had a genuine spiritual experience. You understand this reality is but a dream and you’re going to be on a very long and interesting journey now.”
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I had a few other bump-ins. Once when I spent time at the grave of St. John the Divine at Ephesus, Turkey on the eve of the millenium. Another time when I escaped with my life at gunpoint in Washington DC and yet another time when I met a certain gentleman who is a software developer-turned-filmmaker in California. It’s always accompanied by a certain knowingness, a certainty which is anchored in joy and gentleness which leaves you more alive, more alert and with an ability to live and see things with more vividness and clarity.
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Egregores and Psychic Warfare

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The past few weeks I’ve been knee-deep in studying the history of occultism in the 20th century and it’s been quite an interesting and eye-opening read.

Much of what we know and see today as either the New Age scene and the conspiracy theory scene actually have their roots in the various occult movements which were sweeping across Europe during the 1910s, 20s and 30s.
Aleister Crowley is probably the best-known example of one of these occultists from this period but I don’t want to focus on him too much since he belonged to a Black Lodge and that’s not something I dig.
 
Rather I want to focus on the White Lodges. 
My own theory is that after the horrors of WWI, interest in occultism literally exploded all over Europe because people couldn’t make sense of the violence they had witnessed or experienced and needed something which could help them come to terms with it. Europe was at the height of its culture, how could something so barbaric take place?
Fallen German soldier during the battle of Vimy Ridge, World War I

Fallen German soldier during the Battle of Vimy Ridge, World War I

This was a time when people did not understand mental illness as we do today, did not understand things like Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and simply dismissed people as “mad” or shell-shocked. Groups like the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, the Rosicrucians, the Theosophical Society, the Anthroposophical Society, the Thule Society, the Vril Society sprung up and blossomed all over the continent and by extension, in their colonies as well.  Not that it helped very much because barely 30 years later,  WWII broke out with even more horrific consequences but it definitely laid the theoretical groundwork for New Agers, hippies, occultists (both black and white) later on.
The hippy and psychedelic movements did not come out of nowhere in the late 1960s.

The hippy and psychedelic movements did not come out of nowhere in the late 1960s.

 One occultist and psychic who interests me immensely is Dion Fortune. 
Not a lot of photographs of Dion Fortune exist.

Not a lot of photographs of Dion Fortune exist.

Born Violet Mary Firth, Fortune was a pre-eminent occultist, writer, psychologist, teacher and mystic who established the Society for Inner Light. She was also quite a pioneer in trans-personal psychology and was one of the first persons to introduce psycho-therapy and the teachings of Carl Jung and of the collective unconscious to Britain. She also incorporated these teachings with occultism, how certain personality types were susceptible to certain forms of hypnotism or psychic influence, something which was unheard of before. 
Fortune's old house is the one on the middle with the giant fir tree behind it.

Fortune’s old house is the one on the middle with the giant fir tree behind it.

Fortune had quite a storied life but one of the things which intrigues me most about her is how she  lived at the bottom of Glastonbury Tor for many years. Her old house is now a magical bed and breakfast. Fortune was quite a prolific writer and for many years her  books were out of print particularly her classic “Psychic Self-Defense” (a must-read in my humble opinion for anyone who is interested in the unseen world).Thankfully, her books are now being republished and there has been a resurgence of interest in her work, mostly because, I think, the stuff she wrote about are now being experienced by more and more people.
A very, very interesting read.

A very, very interesting read.

 
Because she lived at the base of the Tor for many years, the influence of that magical area no doubt exerted an influence on her. Fortune was convinced that the Tor and the Glastonbury area and countryside were intimately linked to the Arthurian legends, Merlin, the Holy Grail, the vale of Avalon, and that the Tor was the real, true heart of Britain and NOT the City of London, as the British Royal Family and British Establishment would like you to believe. Fortune also led an extraordinary early effort in mass psychic defense against psychic warfare.
The seven ridges of the Tor are considered a mystery but to anyone with even a tiny amount of spiritual knowledge can instantly see that the Tor is like a giant stupa. The seven ridges representing the seven chakras and seven levels of consciousness and the top representing the kundalini being released to through the crown chakra. Full credit to the ancient inhabitants of Britain for representing such a spiritual concept into the land itself which not even the the introduction of Christianity could eradicate.

The seven ridges of the Tor are considered a mystery but to anyone with even a tiny amount of spiritual knowledge can instantly see that the Tor is like a giant stupa. The seven ridges representing the seven chakras and seven levels of consciousness and the top representing the kundalini being released to through the crown chakra. Full credit to the ancient inhabitants of Britain for representing such a spiritual concept into the land itself which not even the the introduction of Christianity could eradicate.

 
The idea of the Egregore in occult literature is one which seems to have fallen out of fashion in the English-speaking world, but when I plow through some of the French occult writers like René Guénon or the Marquis Alexandre Saint-Yves d’Alveydre and even in Aivanhov, it’s still something quite current in their esoteric literature. The Egregore, put simply is a thought-form, 
” It is a symbolic, collective entity formed in the Invisible World by the collective thoughts and feelings of a country, religion or group representing the sum total of the will of the community. It is an autonomous psychic entity made up of, and influencing, the thoughts of a group of people. The symbiotic relationship between an egregore and its group has been compared to the more recent, non-occult concepts of the corporation (as a legal entity) and the meme.(Wikipedia).
 
Cartoon from the English satirical magazine Punch, or The London Charivari showing up Egregores effectively. With the Russian Bear sitting on the tail of the Persian cat while the British Lion looks on, it represents a phase of The Great Game. The caption reads: "AS BETWEEN FRIENDS. British Lion (to Russian Bear). 'IF WE HADN'T SUCH A THOROUGH UNDERSTANDING I MIGHT ALMOST BE TEMPTED TO ASK WHAT YOU'RE DOING THERE WITH OUR LITTLE PLAYFELLOW.'"

Cartoon from the English satirical magazine Punch, or The London Charivari showing up Egregores effectively. With the Russian Bear sitting on the tail of the Persian cat while the British Lion looks on, it represents a phase of The Great Game. The caption reads: “AS BETWEEN FRIENDS. British Lion (to Russian Bear). ‘IF WE HADN’T SUCH A THOROUGH UNDERSTANDING I MIGHT ALMOST BE TEMPTED TO ASK WHAT YOU’RE DOING THERE WITH OUR LITTLE PLAYFELLOW.'”

Nations and culture have specific Egregores (don’t ask me how they come up with it and who is on the selection committee because I don’t know) though I imagine they are not all that different from totem animals which Native tribes use to identify their various sub-tribes and clans.  Russia’s Egregore is identified as a great Bear, India with the Bengal tiger, Japan with the Dragon, the US and Germany with the Eagle, Canada with the Beaver, France with the Rooster, Spain with the Bull, Turkey with the Wolf and Britain with the Lion. Each Egregore protects and helps the aggregate it belongs to and may even fight other Egregores. Aivanhov has written that the Egregore of the coming age will be one of peace, the Dove. 
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I bring up the topic of Egregores because they played quite a key role in the Magical Battle of Britain and in no small part due to Dion Fortune. It’s a fascinating chapter in occult history and documented quite well in her book, “The Magical Battle for Britain”. Fortune knew on a psychic level that the Nazis were using black magick. The Rhineland was (and still is) full of occult groups and the stuff you saw in the early Indiana Jones films was not complete fiction and not entirely baseless. It would explain their meteoric rise and militaristic success in a mere 30 years from hyper-inflation, financial ruin and national shame right after defeat in WWI to suddenly becoming one of the most formidable armies in the world at the time. 
 
A typical German volkisch poster.

A typical German volkisch poster, complete with Christian and pagan symbolism.

German secret societies were able to utilize German folk culture and mythology and have it as something the general German population could strongly identify with and rally around. This energized the German population immensely on many different levels, especially on the psychic one. Many upper level Nazi SS officers were deeply involved in these groups, particularly Heinrich Himmler and Hitler was not dismissive of them in the least. Fortune was convinced after watching newsreels of the Nuremberg rallies and his various speeches that Hitler had some mediumship capacity, that he wasn’t completely clueless on these matters. Fortune also understood that Britain and in particular, the Glastonbury area had to be protected at all costs psychically during the air bombings since it was (and still is) considered by many following the Western esoteric tradition to be an area representing the heart chakra of this Earth. 
 
Map of Earth chakras. This is just one of many, many versions out there.

Map of Earth chakras. This is just one of many, many versions out there.

To do so, she sent out weekly newsletters detailing a mass meditation of the week, with particular visualizations, particular prayers which were do take place at a particular time and apparently hundreds if not thousands of people volunteered to be a part of it. She led a cadre of meditators at the Society for Inner Light’s headquarters. The visualizations became more complicated over time but one of them was where she asked people to envisage giant, red-robed benevolent entities/beings along the coast of Britain, traversing across the land, giant Egregores of protection. Another visualization involved King Arthur and Glastonbury Tor. The German Luftwaffe never conquered Britain.
A depiction of one of the visualizations.

A depiction of one of the visualizations.

 
People might say that repeated experiments in mass meditation are flukes at best and delusions at worst but I would respectfully disagree. Fortune’s campaign was highly organized, focused, efficiently executed and methodically thought through. Most mass meditations I’ve seen or read about are nowhere nearly as organized, it’s usually willy-nilly all over the place, not disciplined in the least and quite disjointed and that’s why I think many of them don’t work. Targeted and aggressive marketing campaigns, cultural memes, clichés are all forms of repeating a certain idea over and over again until they become internalized. True, they exist in 3D reality, you can see it, touch it, point at it, but once it’s in your head, it’s in your head. So why can’t we create targeted aggressive marketing campaigns of our own with visuals and meanings and symbols of our own choosing towards positive and collective ends of our choice?
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A visit to Agharta

Watch this video:

I can’t help but shake off the feeling that this lady, Jessie Roestenberg, is speaking the truth. Here’s Jessie nowadays:

Jessie Roestenberg, with a depiction of what she saw.

Jessie Roestenberg, with a depiction of what she saw.

I post this video because while I don’t think she was lying, her description of the beings she saw jives with many accounts of Agharta/Shamballa/Shangri-La. I don’t think she saw something from Outer Space, rather I think she saw something from the Inner Earth.
Now before any of you accuse me of going off the deep-end for bringing up the Hollow Earth Theory, I just want to say that for all we really know about the entire nature of this universe, and given that the Initiates who have spoken about, written about and apparently in some cases have visited Agharta, they always stress it is a part of this Earth that exists on the astral level, not the physical one. 

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What really intrigues me most about the Agharta story/legend is that it represents a form of government and economics based on genuine spiritual principles called Synarchy, not religious ones (which is in essence a theocracy like Tibet under the Dalai Lama or Vatican City under the Pope, neither of which are worth writing home about).  I should add, the two times I met with Hopi Elder, Grandfather Martin Gashweseoma, I asked him about the Inner Earth and he told me straight up that it was a true teaching since many Hopi origin myths claim they came out of a hole somewhere in the bottom of the Grand Canyon.

What's underneath all this?

What’s underneath all this?

Given what is happening these days in the United States and how this government shut-down is really causing financial jitters around the world, how the Chinese are calling for the replacement of the American dollar as a world currency in case the US does indeed default on its loans, I find it surprising that there seems to be a business-as-usual outlook among most people.

Don't allow these goons to dictate your life. I'm positive most of you are 100 times smarter than they ever will be.

Don’t allow these goons dictate your life. I’m positive most of you are 100 times smarter than they ever will be.

I mean there’s no real problem solving here. We may replace one currency by another, one super-power by another, but the larger issues remain and the system within which these problems exist remains the same; the inequality of men, the rich getter richer, the poor getting left out, the differences between men and women, the violence against women and children, the depletion of clean air and drinking water, the threats to biodiversity, the serious disrespect towards the natural world, the extinction many animal species face, the lack of real food security, a political and economic system which rewards dishonesty, nepotism, sexism and institutionalized racism, the horrific way the elderly are ignored and forgotten, the list of what’s wrong with the world and what’s getting worse can go on indefinitely.

The quote below is a longish one I got from Aivanhov. Many times towards the end of his life, he brought up the subject of Agharta in his lectures and the quote below is a collection of everything he said on the topic. It was because of Aivanhov, I looked up and read Ferdinand Ossendowski‘s book “Beasts, Men and Gods” (which was an amazing read). Ossendowski was a Polish scientist and explorer who tried to escape the Soviets via Siberia, central Asia and Mongolia. For many years he was one of the most popular Polish writers of his time but because the Soviets were after him,  his name and his works lay forgotten but there has been a resurgence of interest in Ossendowski’s work in recent years. Ossendowski’s chapters on the King of the World and Agharta are worth the book price alone.

Ferdinand Ossendowski

Ferdinand Ossendowski

The other reference, the Marquis Alexandre Saint-Yves d’Alveydre, is another fascinating character. He was a French Initiate, mystic and occultist and wrote many books on spiritualism, esoterica, the occult and white magick. In many ways he was the male, French version of Dion Fortune, a female, English occultist (The likes of d’Alveydre and Fortune were the antithesis of Aleister Crowley. I’ll be writing soon on psychic warfare and it would seem that Fortune and Crowley were indeed the Albus Dumbledore and Lord Voldemort of their time, especially during WWII in England when it was suspected that Nazis were using serious black magick in their war effort, particularly against Britain.)

Alexandre Saint-Yves, Marquess of Alveydre

Alexandre Saint-Yves, Marquess of Alveydre

In any case, here’s Aivanhov on Agharta and here’s to all of us striving for a better world and building a better mouse trap. And if Agartha and the Agarthans are real, have faith folks, we then have some very powerful allies on our side.
________________________________________________________________________________________________________________  “I have already spoken to you, many years ago, about the underground kingdom of Agharta and the fantastic civilization that has flourished there for thousands of years.  This hidden kingdom is in communication with the surface of the earth; there are openings in many different countries in the world: at the Poles, in South America, Mongolia and Tibet, and even in France, in the Pyrenees.  
The Cirque de Gavarnie in the French Pyrenees

The Cirque de Gavarnie in the French Pyrenees

From time immemorial, especially in the countries of the north, there have been legends that tell of a land beyond the icy wastes of the Pole in which it is always springtime.  And, according to a tradition known to Initiatic Science, the aurora borealis is produced by very highly evolved beings who dwell in that kingdom with the light from the center of the earth.
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There have been people who were aware of the existence of Agharta.  There was even a film, “Lost Horizons”, which was about Shangri-La, the land of perpetual youth.  In every country the tradition has existed and, whether in Greece, India, Egypt or elsewhere, this mysterious subterranean kingdom has given rise to belief in a land of eternal youth and happiness which has been known, sometimes, as Agharta and sometimes as the Land of the Holy Grail, Shambala, Thule, or the Garden of the Hesperides.
Today, more is being said and written about Agharta but, not so many years ago, it was virtually unknown.  A Polish writer, Ferdinand Ossendowski, published a book called “Beasts, Men and Gods” in which he recounts what he learned about Agharta in the monasteries of Tibet and Mongolia.  But it was the Marquis Saint-Yves d’Alveydre who made the most striking revelations in his book, “The Mission to India”.  Saint-Yves d’Alveydre was a writer, a scholar and an Initiate; he was capable of out-of-body travel and, in his book, he tells of how he visited and saw Agharta for himself.  He gives many extraordinary details about this subterranean kingdom, about how it is lit by a kind of internal sun, about the trees and flowers growing there and about the animals and men who live there, just as on earth.  He describes the libraries and archives which stretch for miles and which contain the whole history of the human race.  Yes, there are some amazing books there, books written by great Initiates and containing great secrets.  These books were taken away from human beings but they are still there, in Agharta, and only for those who sufficiently evolved have the right to go and read them.
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Everything that has happened in the world since its beginning is recorded and preserved in these archives.  All that has disappeared from the face of the earth and that we believe to be lost to us forever, is there, in those archives.  If you wonder what some historical figure was like, this is where you will find the answer.  And you, too, are there, in miniature.  For there is a copy of every one of us and it is kept there so that we can be studied.  Every single thing that happens here is reflected in miniature in Agharta; in fact, at this very moment, the Aghartans know that I am talking about them.
Some people, who have done some research in this connection, think that the first Gypsies (or Romanies) were banished from Agharta and that it is from there that they draw their special knowledge of the Tarot, for example, which they hand on from generation to generation.
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 It is also believed that the Aghartans first came from Atlantis and Lemuria.  Before the continent began to submerge – some researchers put this at fifteen thousand years ago – they are said to have fled in their extraordinary machines and taken refuge in the bowels of the earth, where they built cities and settled down.
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To be sure, there are all kinds of extravagant theories about Agharta, but I am not interested in knowing whether they are true or false.  What does interest me is the underlying philosophy, the principles on which this kingdom is founded and how to propagate this philosophy amongst human beings.  And what interests me above all is how to get human beings to understand that if they continue to follow their false philosophies, they will soon come to a bad end.
The kingdom of Agharta is organized and ruled with immense wisdom and its millions of inhabitants live in prosperity, peace and happiness, free from disease and old age.  Saint-Yves d’Alveydre describes this organization in detail.  At the top, he says, is a trinity of beings: the Brahâtma, the Mahâtma and the Mahanga (whom Ossendowski calls the Brahytma, Mahytma and the Mahynga).  Authority belongs to the Brahâtma, power belongs to the Mahâtma and the Mahanga is in charge of organization.  And, as the government of Agharta is patterned on that of the universe, below this supreme trinity is a group of twelve persons that reflect the twelve signs of the Zodiac; under them is a group of twenty-two, reflecting the twenty-two principles of the Logos with which God created the world, and finally, there is a group of three hundred and sixty-five, reflecting the three hundred and sixty-five days of the year, etc.
There is a tradition that after Râma had established the Golden Age on earth, he went to live in Agharta.  Many other great spirits such as Buddha, St John, even the famous alchemist, Nicholas Flamel, also went to Agharta when they left this world.  
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I can tell you about how the Aghartans live, how they are bom and how they understand love.  They know how precious sexual energy is, for instance, so, instead of squandering it, they use it to rise to greater heights of perfection and become divinities.  As a matter of fact, the true doctrine of Tantra-yoga, which is so widely known in Tibet and India, comes from Agharta.  Very few Westerners understand – still less practise – this form of yoga correctly.  Many of those who have tried it, in fact, have only succeeded in making themselves ill and destroying their emotional balance.  Be careful, therefore: I don’t advise you to embark on experiences in this area.  Study well, prepare yourselves, purify yourselves and, when you are ready, the extraordinary science that these beings possess will be revealed to you.
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The science of the Aghartans also includes the most advanced discoveries of physics.  They are capable of seeing and controlling all that happens on earth.  In fact, if they wanted to, they could unleash the power of the four elements and wipe out the whole of humanity.  Fortunately, they are too peace-loving and much too highly evolved to do so.  It is also very likely that flying saucers, whose existence is no longer in doubt, come not from other planets but from the center of the earth via the North or South Pole.  Many observers in the Arctic and Antarctic regions have seen flying saucers coming or going in the direction of the Poles.
In any case, the Aghartans have some extraordinary means of transport and it is particularly interesting to note that it was in 1945, after the atomic bomb that wiped out Hiroshima, that they began to manifest themselves more frequently.  They come to keep an eye on us; they are concerned because they know that human beings are quite capable, in their folly, of wiping out humanity and, of course, if this happened it would also affect them.  It is possible that, within the next few years, they decide to show themselves and give human beings some messages, some warnings.  And it is also quite possible that they will take some of you back with them so that you can see the splendour of their land for yourselves before coming back to earth.  So far, none of those who have visited Agharta have ever come back.  But the Aghartans are very, very kind and generous: you need have absolutely no fear of them.  They have overcome all human weaknesses.
To be sure, quite a number of pilots have tried to pursue their flying saucers but they are surrounded by a magnetic field that makes them invulnerable: if they are pursued by a plane, they can throw out rays that make its engines cut out.  They always work with light.  Their source of power is light, and it is with this that they neutralize all hostile forces.  They apply the Initiatic rule that it is light that must be our protection against harmful elements.  Before very long, human beings will begin to discover many of their secrets.
By Zohra Kalinkowitz

By Zohra Kalinkowitz

 Instead of sensing their authenticity inwardly, instead of touching them, as it were, with their soul and spirit, human beings are so over-intellectual that they prefer to wait for the verdict of science before believing even the greatest truths.  But, I repeat: sooner or later, all that I reveal to you in my lectures will be scientifically proved.  Human beings don’t trust the instruments placed in them by the Creator: they ignore them completely, preferring to wait for the verdict of an external instrument, whereas it should be just the other way round.
 

These people will never help you spiritually

These people will never help you spiritually

As I have said, I am interested in Agharta from a philosophical point of view, because of the pattern of organization, government and life it presents.  We, too, should work for the collectivity with the same disinterestedness and the same tireless love as the Aghartans so as to form a single family on earth, so that there shall be no more boundaries, no more war, no more poverty.  
One Earth, one family, one race, one people. Oneness.

One Earth, one family, one race, one people. Oneness.

When this is achieved, the interests of individuals will be protected.  In a prosperous, healthy collectivity, each individual member also thrives, whereas, if only a handful of individuals prosper within a collectivity riddled by poverty and dissension, they will always be at risk, for their prosperity is not built on anything firm and lasting.  This is why, when we see that every individual is interested only in his own well-being and cares nothing for that of others, we can be sure, in advance, that is an unstable situation.  If human beings would only make effort to forget about themselves a little more and devote themselves to the good of the collectivity, the interests of every individual would be protected.  For the good of the individual is in the good of the whole.  This is why I keep telling you that you don’t know where your own best interest lies; your behavior proves this and, sooner or later, it will be your downfall.
There is no reason why on God's good Earth, this should even happen.

There is no reason why on God’s good Earth, this should even happen.

The life of the collectivity surrounds, dominates and rules us.  We can never be free and independent of it.  This means that you must stop trying to find a comfortable little niche for yourself because it can never be anything more than a stop-gap.  Unfortunately, human beings are still a long way from this expanded consciousness.  They are like insects: as soon as something goes wrong they scuttle off into their little hiding places thinking that they will be safe there.  Well, that is fine, it is something that we have inherited from the insects, but surely we are capable of changing just a little.  
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The solutions men need must be sought on a higher level, in the spirit, in light.  As long as they keep trying to solve their problems without that light, even the most far-reaching political and social transformations will never be truly effective for they will always contain the germ of a personal interest which runs contrary to the collective interest and which will end by contaminating all the rest.  Men must consult that eternal wisdom that the Aghartans consult and that I myself always consult, and it will show them what to do.  
As it is, even the Church doesn’t consult this higher wisdom; it has substituted its own interests for the interests of the Lord.  This is why the prophecies of Fatima are so terrible for the Church.  But people no longer believe in anything; self-interest and money have priority over everything else.
In a few years from now some very important discoveries will be made.  The only question is whether there will be enough human beings capable of understanding and feeling them and putting them into effect in their lives.  It says in the Bible that everything will be revealed at the end of time.  And this time is near.  Of course, when it says ‘the end of time’, we must not imagine that it means the end of the world.  The end of the world has already been announced time and again – even the date has been specified – and people have been struck with terror and prepared to die.  And then the fateful day arrived and passed … and the world went on as usual.  Occasionally some minor upheaval occurred, but the world continued to go round.  Mankind will never completely disappear.  Human beings are tough, don’t worry!  They can survive anything.  
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But there is no doubt that there will soon be all kinds of upheavals and changes and that it will be the end of an era.  In his book, “Beasts, Men and Gods”, Ossendowski tells of how, one evening, he was with a caravan of camels, crossing a great plain in Mongolia when, all of a sudden, everything fell silent (Saint-Yves d’Alveydre mentions the same phenomenon): men and beasts stood still, even the birds did not fly.  His guide explained that this awed silence fell over all things in nature whenever the King of the World (Melchizedek) entered the sanctuary in his subterranean palace in Agharta to pray.  Very few human beings have ever seen the King of the World but, every now and then, he has appeared on the occasion of a religious holiday and his appearance is always accompanied by great prodigies.  He has also made certain prophecies, some of which have already been realized and others of which are still to come.  Yes, the King of the World does exist and he is waiting for the right moment to manifest himself.  Also, as I have already told you, some beings from Agharta have incarnated in the world today in order to carry out the plans of the Invisible World.  Many of them are working, even now, for a true, noble world government.
Try to understand what I am telling you: above is the New Jerusalem, the Ierouschalaïm Hadascha of which St John speaks, and below is Agharta whilst we, human beings, are between the two.  When the New Jerusalem descends and Agharta rises from below, the Kingdom of God will be established amongst men.  Agharta, like the New Jerusalem, denotes the inner life.  It was to Agharta that the alchemists referred when they used the word VITRIOLUM, each letter of which is the initial letter of a word in the Latin sentence: ‘Visita Interiora Terrae Rectificando Invenies Occultum Lapidem Veram Medicinam’, which means, ‘Visit the bowels of the earth; rectifying you will find the hidden stone, the true medicine.’ Agharta is also this inner earth into which we must penetrate’, for man is made in the image of the universe and all that exists outside him exists, also, inside him.”
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The Magic of Trees

The bamboo forest at Sagano, Japan

The bamboo forest at Sagano, Japan

“What riches, what a blessing trees are! Particularly if you can sense that all that solid, compact matter is in fact condensed light. Yes, trunks, branches and foliage all feed on light and are condensed sunlight. How could we not be filled with wonder at the thought that the sun’s love is there in abundance? And trees are also our benefactors, as they purify the atmosphere with the oxygen they release, so those who live near a forest are truly privileged. A forest is a place naturally full of presences. As soon as I begin to walk through the trees, I sense presences. And so I speak to them. I know how to address them, how to commune with their soul, and they understand me. These trees are all inhabited, and humans would be happier if they were aware of this and tried to establish real relationships with them. What is an oak? What is a fir tree? What is a eucalyptus? You have to spend many hours with them to discover their soul and commune with it.  When you go into a forest, remember there is a multitude of creatures there, coming and going, busy doing different things, and that they can see you. Try to relate to them, and even speak to them to show them you appreciate their work.  Go up to an oak tree or a fir tree, rest your hand against its trunk, and say to it, ‘How beautiful you are! How strong you are! Give me some of your robustness and stamina… Also, I entrust a message to you for all the other trees in the forest. Tell them they are magnificent and that I love them. Say hello to each one from me; kiss them for me’, and then hug the tree. The entities living in it will then rush to give your love to the whole forest, and while you carry on walking the other entities that have received your message come out from the trees to say hello and dance as you go by. When you return home you will be happy, as if you had just met some friends. A tree is a reservoir of energies which come from the earth and the sun. And it is possible to capture these energies that constantly circulate between the roots and the tips of the branches. When you are in a garden or a forest, choose a tree – the biggest and most beautiful – and lean your back against it, placing your left hand against your back, with the palm against the trunk, and the palm of your right hand on your solar plexus. Then, concentrate and ask the tree to give you its strength… You receive this strength through your left hand and pour it out into your solar plexus through your right hand. It is a sort of energy transfusion, as if the tree was giving you some of its sap. And when you feel recharged, thank it. You may be wondering how a tree can really help you. It will help you if you think of it as a living, intelligent being and if you love it. Your understanding and your love allow you to create a harmonious relationship with it, and gradually you will feel that this relationship revitalizes you and brings you joy.”
-Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov 
Have you ever stepped into a forest and suddenly felt a sense of serenity overtake you? 
Have you ever walked around your neighborhood and suddenly found yourself attracted to a particular tree or grove? 
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Have you ever had the feeling while hiking by yourself in the woods that you’re not alone, but somehow feel a gentle presence is watching you or is with you?
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For me, check, check and check. 
I’m fairly certain that I had a former life as a forest guide or tracker. It’s a place which I have always felt safe and have spent hours happily hiking and never felt alone in the least. When I was younger I always wanted a treehouse and admittedly it was after hearing about Olympos, in southern Turkey, a backpacker’s haven where people stay in tree houses , which pulled me there. 
The "treehouses" of Olympos.

The “tree houses” of Olympos.

 

As a tomboy, I spent many hours climbing trees and reaching the top of the local linden tree and having a bird’s-eye view of the entire neighborhood. At an even earlier age, in Bangladesh, I recall playing hide and go seek with other cousins around a gigantic Banyan tree which seemed to be a house in itself.
A very typical Asian Banyan tree.

A very typical Asian Banyan tree.

I will never forget the sense of awe I had when I entered an old-growth redwood forest in Northern California. It was like entering a natural cathedral. Lately, I’ve found myself drawn to a magnificent, ancient willow tree in my neighborhood, which has a perfect place to sit and lean against and is near-perfect for climbing as well as having great branches for quietly sitting on and meditating.
Not "my" willow tree but you get the idea.

Not “my” willow tree but you get the idea.

I wouldn’t mind in the least, even now, living in one. Just have a look at some of the designs out there these days.
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If you want to check out even more amazing tree houses, have a look at this article.

If you want to check out even more amazing tree houses, have a look at this article.

Tree worship is nothing new. The fact that they are revered almost universally and have a prominent place in the mythologies of various cultures around the world are also a testament to their ability to calm us and even heal us.
Yggdrasil, the Tree of Life in Norse mythology

Yggdrasil, the Tree of Life in Norse mythology

The Celts, ancient Druids and modern-day Pagans have a very rich and comprehensive understanding of trees and the properties of their wood as well as magical exercises for working with the them.
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Africans have a very rich connection to the weird and wonderful Baobab tree.
The Baobabs of Madagascar

The Baobabs of Madagascar

Indians have a myriad of stories around the Banyan tree.
Buddhists of course revere the Bodhi tree under which Buddha achieved enlightenment.
Buddha's original Bodhi tree is long gone but it's descendant is now a shrine.

Buddha’s original Bodhi tree is long gone but it’s descendant is now a Buddhist shrine.

Japanese Shinto worshippers usually tie pieces of cloth to specific tree shrines, with each cloth-tie signifying specific prayers.
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I love the Aivanhov quote because it reminds me of the dryads in C.S Lewis Narnia tales, where trees had specific spirits attached to them and that they showed themselves to us when we were ready.
Lucy Pevensie seeing a dryad for the first time in the film version of "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe"

Lucy Pevensie seeing a dryad for the first time in the film version of “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”

There was a recent article about how actual tree hugging has been scientifically proven to be good for you and that it’s not some leftover idea by the hippies. I can believe it. (I recall watching an NFB film years ago in a “Women and Religion” college course called “Goddess Remembered” and there was a speaker in the film who mentioned an old pagan practice of standing against a tree, with your back against it, in order to alleviate menstrual cramps. It works.)
Go hug a tree!

Go hug a tree!

In the meantime, if you find yourself in a concrete urban area with little chance of getting yourself to a huge tree, have a listen to this song, called “Sky Trees” by Swedish electronic artist Solar Fields aka Magnus Birgersson. It’ll get you into the right state of mind :).
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Look Away from the Screen

Apologies Shifters for not writing very much this past month. It would seem that many other bloggers are also laying low these days for whatever reason. I can’t speak for others but for me personally, there has been a lot on my plate. Nothing bad or super-negative or anything of that sort, but a shift in outlook and perspective has been happening, in a good way, and while I’m giving myself over completely to that process, it leaves very little inclination to write very much.

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Not in the mood to write very much…

Part of the problem for me here is that I really do not enjoy being in Canada and Montreal for that matter. It’s a barbaric, depressing climate and as I’m getting older, I find that there are many things about the culture and outlook which I’m finding increasingly distasteful and unbearable to deal with. This is not going to be a racist or cultural diatribe but rather an examination of the fact that centuries of cultural imperialism, genocide, colonialism, institutionalized racism, uncontested cultural appropriation, unexamined privilege and entitlement and 30 years of unfettered neoliberal policies have finally taken their toll on this landmass, physically, psychically, emotionally and spiritually. The deeper energy here is in decline and stagnating, (for me anyway). Personally, my heart is not here, it never has been and it never will be. It’s closer to the ancient world and the ancient, primordial energies of our species. That’s where I thrive.
Would you rather live in a place like this?....

Would you rather live in a place like this?….

...or a place like this, year-round?

…or a place like this, year-round?

So rather than feel sorry for myself, I’ve decided to take some active steps to shake things up a bit. I’ve started working with the earth more, harvested my vegetable patch at the local community garden, took all the peppers, chillies, basil, tomatoes, Swiss chard, kale and spending hours in the kitchen making copious amounts of home-made spaghetti sauce, roasted vegetable lasagna, spicy poblano corn chowder and have put everything into the freezer for the winter to eat, share or give away.
I've got more tomato sauce than I know what to do with.

I’ve got more tomato sauce than I know what to do with.

I’ve started up acupuncture treatments and have started to sleep like a baby again, after years of restless sleep. I’ve been reading more about the quantum field and how that affects us.
Acupuncture totally works for me.

Acupuncture totally works for me.

I have been revisiting my teen years and been going to rock shows, listening to songs taking me back 25-30 years ago by the likes of Depeche Mode,
Depeche Mode's Dave Gahan, rocking the Montreal crowd

Depeche Mode’s Dave Gahan, rocking the Montreal crowd

If you know anything about New Order and Joy Division, then you know that it is peter Hook who created their legendary bass lines which gave them their unique sound.

If you know anything about New Order and Joy Division, then you know that it is Peter Hook who created their legendary bass lines which gave them their unique sound.

and the Pet Shop Boys (PSB) and it was at the PSB concert this past week where something very important dawned on me.
The amazing duo of former journalist, Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe aka the Pet Shop Boys

The amazing duo of former journalist, Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe aka the Pet Shop Boys

 If you’re a regular concert goer like I am, then no doubt in the last few years, you must have noticed the amount of personal recording devices like iPhones, iPads, phone cameras, or digital cameras which have taken over audiences and how they literally block everyone’s view and enjoyment of the show. Everyone’s too damn busy recording and watching the show via their dinky little screen so that they can later post it on their social networks that they overlook the fact the real thing and the real person is right in front of them to experience and enjoy.
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And then it hit me.
What if the reality we live in and experience everyday are like the symbolic equivalent of those dinky little iPhone screens,  while the deeper, more genuine reality is all around us yet we don’t see it because we’re too busy looking at the iPhone?
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This jives exactly with something I’ve been reading lately, “Breaking The Habit of Being Yourself” by Dr. Joe Dispenza. Dispenza was one of the speakers in the film “What the Bleep do we Know?!” and is part of that New Age/self-help circus which I normally can’t stomach (plus he’s a follower of JZ Knight and the Ramtha School of Enlightenment—eeek!) but I have to say what he’s written is spot on and despite my initial misgivings, is resonating deeply with me.
Dr. Joe Dispenza

Dr. Joe Dispenza

He makes the point that real change can only happen on the quantum field and by extension, emotional field first before it shows up in your life for real. I’m not talking about magical thinking and writing up a wish-list of what you want and then hoping the Universe gives it to you. I’m talking about literally changing your thinking patterns and attitudes and reactions, about how to slip into the Eternal Now and lose yourself completely where you enter into a field of pure energy and consciousness, which is ultimately where happiness, bliss and serenity exists.
What you decide to project out once you get there is completely up to you. And this brings me to a quote by Aivanhov on the subject:
“Prayers and rituals in which believers beg for help from above are only effective if they put clear intent and ardent feeling into their words and gestures. Otherwise, it is pointless, and it’s no use then wondering why they are suffering, why heaven does not answer their prayers or come to their aid… It is quite simply that they have not sent out the powerful current with which they could contact the divine world. Words and gestures mean nothing if they are not backed up and given life by the vibrations of the soul and spirit. If you want heaven to hear you, expressing your suffering is not enough. The intense suffering that drives people to cry for help often comes through only as inner agitation, in which the soul and spirit take only a weak part. For prayer to be a power capable of touching heaven it requires harmony and inner peace.”
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PS: As per Rob’s suggestion, here is the interview by Dr. Konstantin Korotkov and worth every one of the 50 minutes it takes to watch.
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What “Game of Thrones” reminds us

With the coat of arms representing the seven houses vying for the Iron Throne.

With the coat of arms representing the seven houses vying for the Iron Throne.

I admit it, like half of the rest of the planet, I have fallen hard for “Game of Thrones” (GoT) that fantastic, medieval fantasy show based on the books of George R.R. Martin’s series “A Song of Ice and Fire” (and which makes Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings” look like Sesame Street).

All the titles in Georgee R.R. Martin's series

All the titles in Georgee R.R. Martin’s series

Dang! Richard madden plays Robb Stark

Dang! Richard Madden plays Robb Stark (photo from HBO Inc.)

It’s not the complex,morally ambiguous characters they play. Nice people who do bad things and then bad people who end up doing good things.
Normally a complete asshole, Jaime Lannister in a moment of decency returns to save Brienne of Tarth from being mauled to death by a bear.

Normally a complete asshole, Jaime Lannister in a moment of decency returns to save Brienne of Tarth from being mauled to death by a bear.

It’s certainly not the equal measures of violence…
Khal Drogo giving Viserys Targaryen his "crown of gold".

Khal Drogo giving Viserys Targaryen his “crown of gold”. (Photo from HBO Inc.)

…and saucy naughtiness.
...and Khal Drogo with the moon of his life, Daenerys Targaryen

…and Khal Drogo with the moon of his life, Daenerys Targaryen (Photo from HBO Inc.)

It’s not the lush, breath-taking locations filmed in Malta, Northern Ireland, Iceland and Croatia.
Locations in Croatia and Malta served as stand-in's for King's Landing

Locations in Croatia and Malta served as stand-in’s for King’s Landing

Though, indeed, they do all help.
I think, for me, there’s a deeper message in George R.R. Martin’s books.
(For fans, who have never read the books, serious spoilers ahead.)
The TV series is a rough interpretation of the original books. Just due to the sheer scope and length of each book (total five titles right now and Martin is hard at work on the final titles, number 6 and 7), basically means that each book is about the storyline of one season. If you’re a voracious reader like I can be at times, where you can easily lose an entire weekend of your life, on your sofa under blankets and endless cups of tea while totally absorbed in a book in the winter or sprawled out on a picnic blanket under the shade of a tree during the hot summer, completely oblivious to the world around you, then you can understand why after watching two episodes of the series, I went out and got the books and read them all in a span of three weeks so I could better understand and prepare myself for the series.
And I’m glad I did. (For those of you with no access to HBO, no access to public libraries which loan out box-set DVD’s, you can watch GoT here.)
Something I usually do.

Something I usually do.

I won’t go into too much detail about what GoT is about, the hundreds of characters and all their complex and intertwined histories. You can read the synopsis of all the books on Wikipedia or watch the animated histories on YouTube, and you’ll get it but what I want to point out is the spiritual element of that world and those books.
Executive summary: Two continents, Essos and Westeros. Westeros has seven kingdoms. Top families from all of them are vying for the Iron Throne, the throne which rules them all. Some folks have a better shot than others. Lots of heads rolling. Lots of people getting frisky with each other. Lots of lies, betrayal, head games, espionage, poisoning. Politics, war, sex, complexity, game theory. Dragons, fire made flesh. People are just trying to get by and live but the people at the top of the pyramid are too busy with their power plays and nonsense. Very few people pray anymore. No one believes in magic anymore. The old gods have been forgotten. The Children of the Forest, the original nature spirits have disappeared, some say completely, others say far, far north of the Wall. Few people worship at the Weirwood trees these days. Dragons have died out over three hundred years ago. The world the people live in now in GoT is about survival, pragmatism, practicality. Live by the sword or die by it (unless of course, someone poisons you first).
A weirwood tree, with engraven face and eyes which see everything.

A weirwood tree, with engraven face and eyes which see everything.

But then something funny happens in GoT.
As you get deeper and deeper into the books, as the world of Westeros gets bloodier and bloodier, as more and more chaos takes over and even more despair sets in…suddenly, from ancient myth, from long-forgotten stories, magic comes back to life. The old stories end up being true.  White Walkers, the eternal undead from the frozen wastelands of the North, are no longer old wives tales to scare little children in their sleep. People have seen them now and they are marching south, by the thousands towards the Wall and towards the rest of Westeros.
An army of White Walkers marching towards the South.

An army of White Walkers marching towards the South. (Photo from HBO Inc.)

Bran Stark, now a cripple becomes a skinchanger, who can literally get into the mind of other animals and people and direct them. Bran also comes face to face with the few surviving Children of the Forest who tell him that the weirwood trees indeed see and hear all and communicate with each other even if they are leagues apart. They even see events of the distant past (think Akashic records), an ability called greenseeing . That is how the Children of the Forest know what is happening in the world.
A greenseer.

A greenseer.

Dragons, thought to be long-extinct, have now come back to life. Three of them have hatched in the fire with Daenerys Targaryen, the true Dragonborn . As reality gets uglier and harder with each passing day, somewhere, somehow, to only some people, magic finally shows itself.
Khaleesi, Daenerys Targaryen, mother of dragons

Khaleesi, aka Daenerys Targaryen, mother of dragons (Photo from HBO Inc.)

In many ways, it really is not all that different from our world and what we live in. The war drums have started over Syria, arrogant leaders and businessmen from elite families who have pocketed the politicians play their profiteering war games behind sky-high walls and exclusive compounds, luxurious penthouses, while engaged in debaucheries of all sorts, while the people on the street are the ones who suffer for it.
Do you honestly  think the likes of John Kerry and John McCain give a rat's ass about poor, displaced Syrians?

Do you honestly think the likes of John Kerry and John McCain give a rat’s ass about poor, displaced Syrians?

Who honors the benevolent spirits now? Who believes in the Little People or fairy folk? Who undertakes pilgrimages which may involve sacrifice? Who does ceremony to honor Cosmic Intelligence anymore?
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We may very well be headed towards another war. It may very well escalate into a WWIII if these knuckleheads don’t get Syria and get their way eventually and go after Iran …and I wouldn’t put it past them to do it either (and like dominoes, Pakistan, India, Russia and China, all countries who I don’t need to remind anyone are all nuclear powers now).
Map of nuclear countries.

Map of nuclear countries.

It may be over oil or pipelines or water or food or forests or currency control. Whatever it may be and whatever form it may come in, never, ever forget the Deeper Magic, the original magic of this planet, the magic which lies beyond this 5th dimension evil. Your magic and in whatever form that is. Some people call it love, others call it consciousness, the Little People, the Fey, angels, Sasquatch, Agartha, Shambhala, bodhisattvas, devas, sylphs, undines, gnomes, salamanders, Pachamama, the Green Man of the Forest and many, many more. Go back far enough and each of us have some tie to one form of it. All the peoples in the world once believed in it in some way. I have no doubt it may come back. It may not. Maybe not in a form we like or understand.
Maybe we need to ask, maybe not. All I know and all I feel, is that it’s still there.
Watching and waiting.
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The Energy Refund (Right back at ya, Babe!)

I have a “3 bad films and you’re out” policy about Hollywood actors.
Make three films which are crappy and after that I won’t invest another penny in seeing anymore of your work. No Netflix, no paid downloading, no cable.
I won't pay to watch any of her flicks anymore.

I won’t pay to watch any of her flicks anymore.

Julia Roberts, Gwyneth Paltrow, Bruce Willis and Tom Hanks are already on my no-pay list. I used to like Kevin Spacey once upon a  time but after “K-Pax”, “Pay it Forward” and “Ordinary, Decent Criminal” he joined the list too.
How the hell could Keyser Söze ever be in "K-Pax". You lost your cred, dude.

How the hell could Keyser Söze ever be in “K-Pax”. You lost your cred, dude.

In fact, I wish Hollywood executives made their accounting practices more transparent. I’m still waiting for the day where I can get my refund back after watching a bad film. If your film sucks royally, I should be able to go to your home, knock on your door and ask for my $10 bucks back. (I’m talking to you Barbara Streisand especially for “The Mirror Has Two faces” – Hey, we can dream, can’t we?)
This needs to change.

This needs to change.

I bring up the subject of refunds because I have been checking our Cameron Day’s website and reading up on his excellent blog articles and watching his YouTube videos. [For those of you familiar with David Icke’s work around archons ( I refuse to capitalize them), this article and this article are especially worth a read.]
This video seemed to resonate the most with me. It’s a bit New Age-y but there’s some empowerment to be found behind it all.
Call it karma, payback, what goes around, comes around, reaping what you sow, this is really about sending back to people what they gave to you which you don’t want and then neutralizing it so you don’t get into that energy loop of back-and-forth and psychic warfare, whether it is negative projections, negative exchanges, negative anything.
Imps can't deal with their own medicine.

Imps can’t deal with their own medicine.

I have found that when you send stuff back to people, especially in their face, it inevitably freaks them out like no one’s business (funny to watch too, might I add).
Elvis' song "Return To Sender" is pretty good too.

Elvis’ song “Return To Sender” is pretty good too.

I remember once dating this one dude who decided to end things unceremoniously. When I asked why, his response was there “there’s just nothing there.” Now, I’m not one to cry over spilled milk for too long so I gathered my things and myself, wished him a good day and left. About a week later, after I had ruminated on things and chewed the cud a bit, I saw that this was not a big deal and it was good it had ended. No hard feelings, it’s just done. I realized he still had a few of my items so I asked him if I could fetch them. We got to talking on the phone and at some point he commented he was very surprised that our breakup was so civilized.
Him: You know, I’m really surprised you’re so OK with all this.
Moi: Yeah, it’s cool, it’s all good. Remember when you said that there was just nothing there?
Him: Yeah.
Moi: Weeeeellllll……. I ….pretty much…. feel the say way.
Him: (freaking out and suddenly up in arms) Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey! There’s no need to be nasty and mean about things!
Moi: ???????? (It would seem it was OK for him to be bit callous and indifferent but when it turned out that I honestly didn’t harbour deep feelings either, it suddenly wasn’t OK anymore. Some people just can’t swallow their own medicine it would seem. Oh well).
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What I like about this idea of Energy Refund is that it points out that there is always inevitably energy tied up with whatever projections which are sent out to us or even those we project outwards ourselves and it is in recognizing that there is bound-up energy within these projections and releasing it in a good way that we can let go of things in a meaningful and constructive way and then be able to move forward. There are tons of roles which end up holding us back  if we don’t issue the refund (i.e what is mine is mine and I’m taking it back, what is your’s is your’s and I’m giving it back to you). the role of blamer, the role of victim, the role of being used. Also, without you having to take on any extra karmic debt, you’re giving back rightfully stuff that belongs to the parasites, ankle-biters and energy vampires of this world.
It's all about bringing back balance.

It’s all about bringing back balance.

I would love to see what would happen if people suddenly started doing this en masse at the same time.
Have fun issuing your refunds!
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Why I Am No Longer a Light Worker

This is a must-read article from Cameron Day over at www.ascensionhelp.com and perfectly encapsulates why the New Age/'Lightworkers"/Channeled Ascended masters crew are all full of malarky and is actually another facet of this reality hack. It also points out that many of the Abrahamic, partriarchial religions who have set up the world in binary form (good vs. evil, black vs. white, us vs. them) are also playing into the reality hack.I don't agree with every last thing Cameron wrote here but the most important point here is that the secret is to TRANSCEND both sides and see things clearly for what they are. Cameron already bolded his emphasis, I'll place mine (in red italicized brackets) ==================================================================

Why I Am No Longer a Light Worker

By Cameron Day, on August 23rd, 2013

No, I haven’t turned to the dark-side, but rather I am transcending sides.  This article is probably the most important piece I have written to date, and in order to convey the full message, a bit of back-story is necessary. Hang in there with me, and by the end you will understand why I will never call myself a “lightworker” again.

Planet Earth and much of our corner of the universe has been under a spell for a very long time, a spell which casts doubt within our minds about whether or not we are connected with the Infinite Source of all creation.The spell causes us to feel alone, vulnerable and isolated – cast out from the Heavenly Realms into a cruel, dog-eat-dog world.  This spell is pure fiction, a deception of the highest order, but it has taken hold deeply on this and other worlds.

Intrinsic within this holographic spell is the notion that duality and polarity are natural aspects of life, and that we must serve one side of duality or the other. This elegantly simple binary imprint has become so prominent that we have lost sight of the larger holographic spell that spawned it.  Indeed, we have lost sight of the hologram all together, and come to believe that it is the sum total of reality.

Humans have been conditioned to worship the holographic deception and the agents that perpetuate it.  This hologram has been called Maya by the Hindus, and the Gnostics referred to it as the Corrupt Demiurge. I find this term a highly accurate description, and from the point forward I will refer to it as the corrupt demiurge.

Dark vs (False) Light – Duality of the Demiurge

In order to capture and control the widest possible spectrum of souls, the corrupt demiurge split its agents into two seemingly opposing teams:  Dark vs (false) Light.

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Not everyone can be a saint, so there must be room for sinners within the demiurge, as long as everyone involved is under its spell.  What matters most to the demiurge is that we worship it or one of its agents, regardless if they are on the light team or the dark team.

There are many names of the players within this cosmic, multi-dimensional drama that you will have no doubt heard of such as:  Lucifer, Jehova, Beelzebub, Arch Angel Michael, Satan (different dude than Lucifer), Ashtar, dozens of Arch(on) angels, supposedly ascended “masters” and various other channeled entities.

While some of these beings play for team dark, and some play for team (false) light, they are ALL ultimately playing for the corrupt demiurge that controls them.This, in essence, is the big secret of the archons:  They are not just the “evil, demonic beings” but also those who pretend to be angels and ascended masters..

What is the Point of All This Control?

The corrupt demiurge is an entropic system of artificially-induced separation consciousness that is slowly dying, and it depends on harvesting the energy from the souls incarnated within its system in order to preserve its existence. In order to harvest the largest amount of soul energy possible, it created the dark-light duality paradigm to ensure that every being incarnated on a world that is under its spell would serve as a “soul battery” to help keep the demiurge energized.  The “good” souls would seek out the (false) light team, and the “bad” souls would seek out the dark team, but unknown to most of those souls, they are all serving the same system.

In order to keep the duality game interesting for its participants, the demiurge set up densities of existence that “initiates” on the dark and light paths could ascend through.  This gives the beings moving through these densities a feeling of accomplishment, when in fact they are navigating through a labyrinth of demiurgic illusion. The players at the higher levels of the hierarchies know that they are in a self-serving system, but they are fine with the deal, because they get to wield power and receive the energy of worship from beings further down the ladder.

What About the “Spiritual Hierarchy?”

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Most channeled beings will claim to be affiliated with the (false) light-based “Spiritual Hierarchy” which includes “arch angels,” “ascended masters” and “positive ETs.”  These channeled messages are a dime-a-thousand, and more keep pouring out every day.  The dirty little secret is that these beings are beholden to the corrupt demiurge, and are waging a psychological battle on people that don’t want to be associated with any formal religious structure.

In other words, the “new age” is a multidmeinsional psychological operation designed to channel the soul energy of the “believers” of these teachings up to the “ascended” teachers.

Another one of their secrets is that most of the so-called “ascended masters” in their “hierarchy” never had a human incarnation.  These are incredibly deceptive beings that are playing a game in order to garner the energy of worship. In the real universe of non-deception, nobody would worship them, but in the illusory “sub-universe” of the corrupt demiurge, they are able to trick good-hearted people into pouring energies of love, devotion and praise into them.

As for the “arch(on) angels” they are in more or less the same category.  They are not aligned with the Infinite Source of all creation, but rather they serve a lesser being posing as the creator: the corrupt demiurge. Therefore they are not what I would call angels at all.

In honor of the truly deceptive nature of these beings, I have given them a new, more accurate title:  The Spiritual Liar-archy.  icon smile Why I Am No Longer a Light Worker

The Dark Side Makes the False Light Look Good

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The two teams have to play their parts convincingly, and the dark team has really embraced their role as villainous scum ready to kill, rape, torture and do any sort of depraved thing that they can get away with.

The dark side is designed to be incredibly repugnant so that the majority of “good souls” will run to the other end of polarity, right into the “loving” embrace of one of the false light’s patriarchal religions, or to their new age religion with its legion of channels and “masters.”

Earth has been a difficult planet for the corrupt demiurge to fully control.  Human beings were once very aware of their connection to Infinite Source and all of life, and that awareness has been maintained by spiritual individuals throughout the entire reign of darkness on this planet. Because this awareness could not be “beaten out of us” by the dark forces, a plan was formed to co-opt the spiritual nature of human beings.

First, patriarchal religions were formed and imposed on as many people of the world as possible.  Anyone who didn’t adhere to one of the major religions was an outcast for much of history, until the last century when the “Theosophist movement” was born, which set the foundation for the “new age movement” to emerge in the 50s, 60s and 70s. The new age movement has continued to gain momentum as it has attracted many of the people who turned away from the hypocrisy of patriarchal religion.

The corrupt demiurge seems to have an “easy answer” for any of the inner turmoil that humans experience.  If religion doesn’t serve to appease an individual, then the new age will do just fine.  It’s all the same to the demiurge, as long as we “pick a side” that it controls.  This is why we need to transcend sides all together.

Channelers Are Being Deceived

I wrote an article back in 2011 about some of the problems with channeled messages,which you can find here for more background information.  If religion can be said to be “the opiate of the masses” then channeled messages would be the “HOPIUM of the disgruntled minority.” Every channeled message that comes from the spiritual liar-archy is essentially the same when you strip away the fluffy talk and story-line that is being used to couch the message.

Here is every channeled message ever done, condensed into a few lines:

Dear ones, you are greatly beloved by all of us in the spiritual (liar)archy. We long to reunite with you, for we are your long-lost family.  Stay strong and hold onto your light, because we will make our presence known to you soon. Keep waiting (and suffering) and hoping for us to come and rescue you from your situation.  When we arrive, we will build a golden (c)age for you on earth.”

I used to think that this nauseating disinformation coming from “Archon Angel Michael,” “Saint Germain” etc was the result of dark-side interference taking over the channels without their awareness. What I didn’t understand back when I wrote “Who’s Really on This Channel” is that transmissions from “truly positive beings” weren’t being intercepted and corrupted by the dark side, but rather the messages were coming from “false light” beings of the spiritual liar-archy.

“Light Workers” Are Being Thoroughly Used

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Back in 1998 when I first got into the energy clearing genre, the term “lightworker” didn’t exist.  It appeared some time in the early 2000s, and it sounded weird to me the first time I heard it.  Now I understand why:  because the “light” that the spiritual liar-archy is trying to get us to work for is the FALSE light of demiurgic duality!

You see, there is a massive effort underway by beings that I now call “Divine Agents” to completely obliterate the corrupt demiurge. When that happens, all of the beings who have gained power through the demiurge will lose that stolen power and will have to face up to the deceptions that they have been propagating.  None of them want that to happen, so in their cleverness they devised a brilliant plan to undermine the entire effort.

The plan was simple:  Approach all incarnated Divine Agents, usually in a dream state but sometimes during an “ET abduction” scenario, and tell them that in order to fulfill their mission, they need to “work for the (false) light” and take orders from the spiritual liar-archy.

This plan worked AMAZINGLY well, largely because Divine Agents have had a hard time living on Earth.  Societies here are badly warped, spirituality is twisted and abused, the vibrational density is heavy, our memories are mostly wiped, and we generally would rather NOT be here.  So any being that emanated light (even false light) and love could make a Divine Agent feel like they were making valid contact with truly divine beings.

I still remember my own recruitment by the false light that occurred when I was 6 years old in an extremely vivid dream-time experience.  They had me convinced that I was fulfilling my mission as a Divine Agent by working for them.  I think they always knew I would figure them out, although it took a very, very long time.

Ever Wake Up More Tired Than When You Went To Sleep? 

(I thought I was the only one feeling this?)

Many Divine Agents who were recruited as light-workers report that they wake up more tired than when they went to bed, and their “dreams” were full of battles.  During these “dream missions” the spiritual liar-archy squeezes those they control of as much energy as they can. You may wake up with memories of having gone on missions to battle the dark, but the end result is that your body, mind and soul are depleted of energy which was harvested by the (false) light beings.

A few months ago I revoked ALL agreements made with any and all beings that did not have my best interests in mind, no matter WHO the beings were or claimed to be. It sounds like such a simple thing, but somehow I had overlooked it.  During the process, I felt resistance from beings who were claiming to be positive, but I stood strong and told them that I refuse to be manipulated into giving energy to the demiurge.

This has given me the distinct privilege of being targeted by both the dark team (ankle biters) and the (false) light team (spiritual liar-archy).  The (false) light team does indeed engage in psychic warfare, just in different, more subtle ways than their “dark” brethren. Deflecting these attacks has been worth it because I know that I am more aligned with my true mission to put an end to the demiurge without being side-tracked into duality battles.

It is also very nice knowing I am going to get a good night’s sleep when I go to bed because I am not going to be pulled into any ridiculous “missions to battle the dark” that the (false) light beings are so fond of setting up for their “light workers.”  (That phrase actually creeps me out now that I know its true origins…)

What Was That About a Golden (C)age?

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The false light beings working for the corrupt demiurge want to maintain their control over the human race.  Our soul energy and agreements to live in our current cage empowers the demiurge and the beings that serve it, and they are not going to give that energy up easily.

We are, at this very moment, in a struggle for our freedom.  The spiritual liar-archy wants to move us from our current, extremely uncomfortable cage into a slightly more expansive state of existence, but one that they are firmly in control of.

One metaphor to describe our current situation is that we are like a flock of chickens pent up inside a tiny, dark, smelly chicken coop.  Those that have been farming us are preparing to let us out of the coop, and into a larger fenced-in area where we will be able to feel a little more free, but still within their control. This is the “farmer’s” way of ensuring that they can continue to feed off of our energies, while making us feel that we are free, thanks to the kindness of our captors.

The “spiritual” liar-archy does not want us to grow on our own to a place of self-empowerment that will allow us to simply walk away from their entire control system. This is why the channeled messages subtly disempowers people, while pretending to actually offer them an empowering solution.  As long as we are sitting and waiting for “the good guys” to come and save us, we will not be able to discern who truly has our best interests at heart, nor will we be able to actually fix our own problems for ourselves.

Solutions for the Duality Afflicted

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So how does a person get out of this duality paradigm?  The first step is to engage the Self-Clearing System protocols and revoke all agreements that you have made with any beings that don’t have your best interests in mind. Next, revoke all agreements to see reality in polarized terms. Every time you revoke agreements, be sure to reclaim your energy that had gone into them. Then affirm your commitment to transcend the control paradigms of the corrupt demiurge without being side-tracked by pointless polarity battles. (most important bit)

I also recommend a brief daily practice of revoking all agreements to experience hardship, limitation, bad relationships, health problems, financial problems, family dysfunctions, and anything else in your life that is energy-draining. The number and quantity of agreements that we have unconsciously taken on within this false reality matrix are truly astounding.  When you pay attention to the subtle and blatant agreements that point to the invisible bars of your prison, you will indeed find that there is no shortage of agreements to be revoked.

After you have engaged this process, you may notice less “contact” from the false light beings, and you might feel a little lonely until you get used to the changes.  This is a very good time to strengthen your connection to your own Higher Self, the core of Earth and the Galactic core. As you adjust, you may notice better sleep and a sense that you can see through deceptions disguised with positivity more easily.

If you do get contact from a being, you can tell it that you are only willing to communicate with beings who have transcended duality and are outside of the corrupt demiurge.  Put any being trying to contact you to the test.  Question them point-blank:  “Are you part of the demiurge?” The beings of True Divine Light who exist outside of the demiurge, in the Real Universe will happily answer your questions.  Just be aware that they don’t speak in language the same way that we do, as they communicate with what I call “soul telepathy.”

Type of Communication Is a Major Indicator

The Forces of True Divine Light that exist outside of the corrupt demiurge are not bound by the left-brain right-brain dynamics and dark-light polarities that define the demiurgic sub-universe.  This means that they do NOT sound like a voice in your head! Instead, they use “soul telepathy” to emanate feelings, archetypal expressions, and an extremely pure quality of light that speaks directly to your soul. (ditto)

The difference between a being of True Divine Light and one of the false light spiritual liar-archy beings is that the former’s light is warm, enveloping, pure and unconditionally loving, whereas the latter’s light is cool, piercing in an uncomfortable way, dominant and often overly-masculine. (please re-read that sentence) The spiritual liar-archy is a male-dominated group, and even the females within their power structure have a very masculine energy.  This male-domination is, of course, why the religious structures the liar-archy enabled all have a domineering male god, and no mention of an all-encompassing, feminine creator.

Another major difference between false light beings within the demiurge and beings of True Divine Light who are aligned with Infinite Source is that the Divine Light is not controlling, manipulative, bossy or judgmental in any way. Infinite Source will NOT impose an agenda upon you, although it will support you in your chosen mission to help dismantle the corrupt demiurge.  You won’t be given “marching orders” by Infinite Source or beings of True Divine Light who operate outside of the demiurge.  They won’t send you on endless, energy-draining missions in your dream-time, and they won’t ask you to do something that will result in loss of your soul energy, unlike the imposters in the false-light spiritual liar-archy.

The beings of True Divine Light are supportive, loving, nurturing, and they care about you as an individual.  You are not just a cog in a machine to them, for they understand that you are a vitally important aspect of an intricately interconnected creation. They have the utmost respect for those of us who volunteered to incarnate into the “beast system” of the corrupt demiurge in order to help dismantle it from the inside.  Indeed, there must be Divine Agents working both from within and outside of the corrupt demiurge in order to dismantle it.

Discernment is Vital

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I will be writing more on this topic and its many implications.  In the mean time, I urge you to drastically increase skepticism and fine-tune your discernment.  Apply your intuition and logic to information that you receive, and ask yourself “what is the agenda here?” There is indeed a very large, multi-dimensional “conspiracy” at work on this planet, and it draws power from us by pushing us into one spectrum of polarity or another.  Anyone urging you to “choose a side” simply hasn’t woken up to the fact that both sides are two halves of the same coin that is controlled by the corrupt demiurge.

I urge you to discuss these ideas with those close to you and look for ways that you may have been manipulated by the false light in the past.  It’s nothing to be ashamed of – the false light beings are amazingly skilled liars and manipulators.

Most of you reading this have already chosen to be a Divine Agent and incarnate for the purpose of dismantling the demiurgic control system.  You have already made your choice, and now you need to carry out your individual mission.  In order to do that, it is vitally important to sever all ties with the false-light “spiritual” liar-archy, take some time to regain energy and strength if necessary, and ask your Divine Inner Self to reveal to you what it is that you specifically need to do.

Stand strong in the true light of your Divine Inner Self and Infinite Source.

Much Love,
Cameron Day
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Lady Justice has become crippled

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“Human justice judges only actions, but divine justice also judges thoughts, feelings and intentions. If you have consciously given someone bad advice, if you have encouraged them to rebel or driven them to despair, what court on earth will condemn such behaviour? None, for materially, objectively, there is nothing to reproach you for. If your victim goes before the judge and says, ‘See what despair this person caused me’, the judge will reply that provision is not made in law for such a case and that nothing can be done for them. Knowing there is no court to punish wicked thoughts, feelings or intentions or deceitful words, many people are clever enough to be impeccable in their actions and not get caught! There are thousands of ways of doing harm without offending in the eyes of human justice. But no one escapes divine justice.”

-Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov
Justice was not served yesterday when Private Chelsea/Bradley Manning got sentenced to 35 years of imprisonment. Like the rest of the world, I have to shake my head in disgust at what’s happened. A conscientious objector releases the truth of the American occupation in Iraq and will lose the best years of her life in some prison cell while war criminals and the masterminds behind a war which has in effect destroyed an entire country and killed millions for absolutely no reason walk off scott-free, living their days on their ranch, painting deviant art of themselves in the washroom and hiding in the wilds of Wyoming or Idaho.
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From what I understand, Manning’s case will now go to the court of appeals and there may be a chance of a reduction in the length of his sentence. Manning may even get parole after 7 years. Even then, even 1 more day in prison is 1 day too much. In a more just world and in an uncorrupted judicial system, the roles should be reversed. Mark my words, Manning is a martyr and will become a symbol of justice gone wrong, like another long-time innocent prisoner, Mumia Abu Jamal.
 
The upside is that Manning’s case, like Edward Snowden, has now brought unprecedented attention to the inner workings of government and how truly violent and diabolical the state-system really is. People really see what’s happening now. Not just a handful of marginal concerned and committed activists but everyone. She’s not my cup of tea, but yesterday Lady Gaga tweeted her support for Manning and it made headlines over on the dumbing-down entertainment channel E! Online. Out of curiosity, I had a look at the running comments there and it was sufficient proof that the people who don’t want to see, won’t. People who are dumb enough to make channels like E! Online the centerpiece of their existence  are also dumb and blind to the truth of their surroundings.  
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It reminded me of one of the last chapters in C.S Lewis’s Chronicles of Narnia, in “The Last Battle” when the dwarfs after realizing that the fake Aslan was an imposter and instead of joining the fight against the Calormenes  with good King Tirian, continued acting strangely, sitting in a tight circle, not looking around or noticing anyone around them. As it turns out, they believe they are in a dark stable and act accordingly. After many attempts to show the dwarfs that they were, in fact, in the great outdoors with flowers and grass and birds had failed. Without warning, the real Aslan suddenly appears before them. Lucy begs Aslan to do something about the dwarfs, but even Aslan is unable to bring their vision to them. He says that their prison is in their own minds and that their fear of being “taken in” keeps them from being taken out.

Some of Pauline Baynes' illustrations for C.S Lewis' "The Last Battle".

Some of Pauline Baynes’ illustrations for C.S Lewis’ “The Last Battle”.

As for divine justice, or karma, I have to believe there has to be some, somewhere out there. Hindus and pagan/Wicca types believe in The Rule of Three, that any action we take, any intention we set  and put out there into the Universe comes back to us threefold (which is why revenge spells are a really bad idea to begin with, the best you can do is ask for divine justice or karma and then let it be). If that’s the case, I do not envy those souls behind this fabricated “War on Terror”.
They’re gonna get it.
In time.
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Those Healing Places and Spaces

A typical scene in Vermont.

A typical scene in Vermont.

I seriously love Vermont.

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Not only is it a mere 60 minute car ride from Montreal, (a fact which seems to freak out some of my geographically challenged American friends who seem to think Canada is some distant far-away place closer to the North Pole. Newsflash: Burlington, Vermont is a 90 minute drive away from Montreal, Boston and NYC are about 5 hours of driving away from Montreal, Vancouver is less than 2 hours away from Seattle and Windsor is literally over the bridge from Detroit.) but Vermont is one of the most independent and progressive states within the union, with strict environmental laws, which are the envy of most of the industrialized West and a political movement within the state which is pushing to jail George W. Bush and  Dick Cheney (and rightly so I think…). Vermont was one of the last states to join the union and if there ever is another civil war in that country, will probably be one of the first states to leave as well, I suspect. It regularly produces very independently minded politicians like Jim Jeffords and Bernie Sanders, who until a few years ago was the only sitting socialist in the House of Representatives. Anarchist theorist Murray Bookchin lived there for many years as well.

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It’s known as the Green Mountain State, in reference to the fact that the Appalachians roll through the entire state, with meandering rivers cutting through bucolic verdant, green valleys in the summer. Autumn here means that the hills are literally alive with color.

A typical Vermont farm scene.

A typical Vermont farm scene.

Three Nobel prize winners of literature, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Sinclair Lewis and Rudyard Kipling have all lived, at one point or another in the tiny town of Brattleboro. “Catcher in the Rye” author J.D Salinger lived as a recluse for many years here as well. With family farms sitting beside tiny New England villages, it’s easy to see why artists, writers and other creative types come here in droves to just be left alone, think and be inspired.

Naulakha, the old Kipling house in Brattleboro.

Naulakha, the old Kipling house in Brattleboro.

It’s the kind of place where if you need to decompress or get your bearings, you can and not be worried about distractions of any sort. Not surprisingly, it is a place, like Hawaii, that New World Order-types have also targeted to ruin. The latest attempt is the new air force base near Burlington which often has eardrum-exploding F-35 fighter jets screaming across the sky practically every hour.

Water springs at the House of the Virgin Mary, Ephesus, Turkey

Water springs at the House of the Virgin Mary, Ephesus, Turkey

People the world over have always expressed certain springs or certain geographical land features as “healing”. Catholics have places like Lourdes, Fatima or even the House of the Virgin Mary at Ephesus, and swear that the waters from the springs there have healing properties. The Incas had the Urubamba River in Peru, far below Machu Picchu. The Irish have hundreds of holy wells dotting their countryside, each one attributed to some saint or other. Every religion and/or faith tradition has its own spot or place of healing power. I went to the House of the Virgin Mary and had the water there. I also fell into the Urubamba River while rafting. Nothing special happened to me physically at all at either of those places, unfortunately.

Many of the holy wells in the Celtic world predate Christianity by thousands of years and were places of worship in pagan times. Introduce Christianity + rename the place = Voila, a new holy well!

Many of the holy wells in the Celtic world predate Christianity by thousands of years and were places of worship in pagan times. Introduce Christianity + rename the place = Voila, a new holy well!

Native and First Nations people however have a different take on healing spots. When I visited Mount Shasta, California in 2005, I spent time with the spiritual leader of the tribe who are the real guardians of that mountain, the Winnemem Wintu. Unfortunately  they are a tribe who are not nationally recognized and not on the register for the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Nonetheless, I was lucky enough to spend time with Caleen Sisk-Franco their leader, and her family during their annual Coonrod Ceremony in August, to honor the salmon. The meeting also meant smudging everyone before they jumped into the lower McCloud River Falls. A member of Caleen’s family described it to me in this way: “We consider a site or place holy mostly if there is something unusual about a place, geographically. See these falls, how it is almost perfectly round, like an arena or amphitheater? To us, that means something. It means Spirit has been at work here in a special way”.

members of the winnemem Wintu jumping into the lower McCloud River falls during the Coonrod ceremony.

Members of the Winnemem Wintu jumping into the lower McCloud River falls during the Coonrod ceremony.

I have this “thing” about swimming in natural settings, preferably in rushing streams, gorges, rivers or the ocean. Negative ions in the air which comes from the water’s constant movement and splashing or churning probably has something to do with it. It just makes you feel better.

One of my favorite swimming holes, Les Cascades Rawdon, where the Oureau river changes elevation dramatically through a  series of rock ledges and rock pools.

One of my favorite swimming holes, Les Cascades Rawdon, where the Oureau river changes elevation dramatically through a series of rock ledges and rock pools.

I’m literally the type to carry my bathing suit with me when I go hiking, just in case I come across the perfect spot to jump into, to cool off in. That would explain why I hate swimming pools, artificial beaches and why I find lakes revolting (especially when you walk into a patch of “warm” water and there’s tons of little kids everywhere…). I found this excellent site which lists natural swimming holes all over the US and decided since I was going to be in Vermont for a few days, I was going to explore some of the places listed, particularly around Stowe. I decided to visit and explore Bingham Falls, Sterling Falls Gorge and Moss Glen Falls.

The last thing I had on my mind was healing as I hiked through the woods and clambered down the wet rocks and boulders and made my way towards Bingham Falls. It’s at least a 400 feet drop along one side of a hill, on round boulders, and requires your complete attention lest you slip on these wet rocks on your way down. (Do NOT do this with flip-flops). I was too busy enjoying the beauty of the place, the fresh mountain and forest air, hearing the roar of the water as it rushed through rock pools and small gorges. When I finally got to the bottom and saw the falls and watched boys jump from the top of the falls into the pool below, all I could really do was take in the wonder of the place and realize that these are the hidden places of the world, the real places, where I’m sure the little folk meet on full moon nights, far from the gaze of humans, far from the gaze of civilization. This is where real magic takes place. I just felt happy to be there. I offered some tobacco to the place, in gratitude.

Vermont also has a strong tradition of skinney-dipping but I think  Bingham Falls is way too well-known a spot for that sort of thing.

Vermont also has a strong tradition of skinny-dipping but I think Bingham Falls is way too well-known a spot for that sort of thing.

I took my time and went swimming in the pool, clambered over rocks, investigated pools downstream and watched how the water formed a gorge upstream. Talked to people there, some were Hell’s Angels bikers but if you leave them alone, they leave you alone. Most were teens on holiday with their parents from places like New Jersey or Maryland (Stowe valley is a bit of a resort area). Finally it was time to leave and I was not looking forward to climbing up those 400 feet back to the main trail. Mostly because I have always had some inflexibility in my left hip and no matter how much yoga or massage therapy I do, it never gets better. (I made the mistake of taking the stairs up to Machu Picchu and what normally takes most people 45 minutes to do, took me 90 minutes, to give you an idea).

Stairs to Machu Picchu. Never again.

Stairs to Machu Picchu. Never again.

I made the slow climb up the boulders, pacing myself mostly because I didn’t want to get all hot and sweaty again especially after such a refreshing swim, I walked slowly along the uphill trail back to the road and then made it back to my tent. That’s when I realized that there was no pain at all in my hip. In fact, ever since Bingham Falls, I have not felt any pain at all in that hip even after exploring steeper places.

The pain is gone.

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Reading People and Places on Multiple Channels

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Jon Benet Ramsey and her family

Have you ever had the experience when you met someone, talked to someone or even just by looking at a photo of someone that even though on the surface, everything looks normal, legit and not particularly remarkable, you can’t shake the feeling that there is something else going on as well, underneath the surface, behind the scenes, out of view, that there is something you can’t quite put your finger on logically, but a nagging feeling that won’t leave you alone that something is “off”?

Lady Barbara Judge. With legit credentials up the wazoo, when you look at this person, do you feel any warmth at all or do feel like a cold draft suddenly went down your neck?

Lady Barbara Judge. With legit credentials up the wazoo, when you look at this person, do you feel any warmth at all or do feel like a cold draft suddenly went down your neck?

I always get that feeling when I interact with or watch straight-laced, conservative types or when I walk around cookie-cutter suburban subdivision developments, identical houses, with identical lawns. Everything is a little “too” perfect. Like Twin Peaks.

Creepy as hell, if you ask me

Creepy as hell, if you ask me

Scratch the surface a little and all manner of stuff suddenly comes running out of the woodwork. Films which really hits on this suburban duplicity are Todd Solondz‘s works, particularly “Happiness”.

One of the most twisted, hilarious and gut wrenching films I've ever sen.

One of the most twisted, hilarious and gut wrenching films I’ve ever seen.

It sounds worse than it really it, but Solondz manages to showcase the darker side of suburban America with topics like pedophilia and suburban neuroses with equal measures of heart-breaking tragedy, hilarity and even cheesy songs by Air Supply. I find Solondz to be a strange paradox in Hollywood terms, he’s the director no one will ever talk about in the mainstream press or within industry trade papers, yet he has a fanatical cult following including A-list Hollywood stars who sign up in droves to star in his films with substantial pay-cuts. Not because they want to be in his movie, but because the material is that interesting, that original and that challenging. In other words, stuff the studios will never touch.

John Goodman in "Storytelling". Other people who have starred in Solondz's films include Ellen Barkin, Christopher Walken, Mia Farrow and Selma Blair.

John Goodman and Julie Haggerty in “Storytelling”. Other people who have starred in Solondz’s films include Ellen Barkin, Christopher Walken, Mia Farrow and Selma Blair.

I remember I had one university professor in particular, the very mold of the upright family man, respected academic, quite popular on campus too, droves of girls were and still are after him. Every time I was around him, I couldn’t get past the feeling that there was a slimy layer of filth around him…somewhere. He never said anything bad, he never did anything sleazy and in fact if you were to look at his photos and his website, everything looks legit and in order. But for whatever reason, whenever I was in his presence, I always felt like there was some kind of psychic vampirism going on and taking place on some level and that there was much more going on underneath the surface which I couldn’t see. A strong sense of duplicity. I always felt terribly weakened afterwards, never good.

As far as I’m concerned, all psychic vampires need a good, swift kick in the pants

As far as I’m concerned, all psychic vampires need a good, swift kick in the pants

I recently had a reading with well-known UK-based psychic who I shall call C.C which was beyond fantastic. C.C works closely with David Icke and Bill Ryan of Project Camelot fame and this was one reading which had me in tears. I’ve had enough readings in my life to know when someone is just making garbage up or if someone is the real deal and C.C within the first 2 minutes floored me with what she picked up about me.

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My reading with C.C made me think about all the snake-oil salesmen out there, the delusional channelers, the fake psychics, the lame tarot card readers, plastic shamans, who claim to read the ethers. This cartoon from cult TV show “Home Movies” pretty much sums up most of my feelings and impressions about these types of personalities:

Many books and motivational speakers say that we all have these talents, even if they are dormant for 99.99% of the population out there. I’m certainly not psychic but I’ve had my share of sudden lightning flashes of intuition which zig-zagged out of nowhere, where I can be hyper-intuitive about people who are close to me or those I decide to zero-in on.

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I’m also ultra-sensitive when it comes to reading the energy of a particular place or landscape, a skill which was taught to me by my first teacher in Cappadocia (and in hindsight, probably the best place on earth to learn such skills). I normally don’t consult tarot cards or deal with runes and such. I do however use the Sabian Symbols Oracle card system, a system which has it’s origins in ancient Mesopotamia and Babylon but has been interpreted with modern day symbols and visuals. The story of how they came to be is rather fascinating if anyone is interested.

This book is fantastic

This book is fantastic

My point is that “reading” can take place outside of a book. It’s about the feeling in your gut. It’s about observing and recording your feelings and impressions when you interact with a person or place, before, during and after. It’s about looking past the obvious towards the periphery. It’s about reading between the lines and listening to what’s NOT said. It’s about observing your nerves and watching which direction they twitch in. Sometimes, things magically come together and BINGO! That flash of intuition appears, a sudden and complete knowing, no doubt, just a sure sense of certainty. And that’s when you really come into contact with your own soul, something which every human being deserves.

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