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The Honey-Trap and the Litmus Test

I have a good friend, who for the purposes of this blog post I will name Michael. Mike is a worldwide internet security expert, his specialty is spam and online fraud like those annoying Nigerian banking scams, but he works closely with law enforcement and a whole bunch of alphabet agencies around the world and their experts. Many of his friends in that sector also work with very dark matters as investigating online pedophile rings and human trafficking.

The Lobster Spaghetti at Joe Beef. You have to eat this once in your life to believe how good it is.

The Lobster Spaghetti at Joe Beef. You have to eat this once in your life to believe how good it is.

I see him maybe once every 6 months since typical two work weeks for him may involve a stop in Singapore then off to Paris for a meeting and then maybe Washington DC before coming home to Montreal. We became great buddies since we both love the same kind of music (he offered to fly me out to Edinburgh a few years ago just to attend a Roxy Music reunion concert), both of us own and love pugs and both of us enjoy hitting Montreal’s better dining spots (Global bad-assed foodie Anthony Bourdain has already visited most of them on his various shows, but if you’re wanting really good eats in Montreal, you can’t beat Joe Beef, Liverpool House, Nora Gray, Tuck Shop,  and Kazu).  Plus he’s a fantastic dinner companion and an amazing story-teller with lots of very insightful and very funny opinions. So when he calls last-minute, like he usually does, I make time and go.

Anna Chapman, was a notorious Russian spy and honey-trap who operated among the New York City jet set.

Anna Chapman, was a notorious Russian spy and honey-trap who operated among the New York City jet set, posing as a real estate broker.

One thing Mike mentioned which struck me as very interesting was the concept of the honey-trap. If any of you have read John le Carré spy novels, you might be familiar with it. It’s basically a sting operation, which has been set-up to lure in a suspect for the purposes of getting information out of them or catching them in the very act. It is something law enforcement use quite often especially with online pedophile predators  but the funny thing about the honey-trap is that it also acts as a mental litmus test to see if even a suspected person even has the POTENTIAL to become a danger. Long story short, if they bite, they may bite more. If they don’t, probably not.
Afterwards, I thought about the idea of the honey-trap and the mental and personality litmus test a bit more an I think there are spiritual implications as well.
man cannot live on bread alone... ( or all-you-can-eat buffets either for that matter)

Man cannot live on bread alone… ( or all-you-can-eat buffets either for that matter)

Quite often we think of food as something we eat, something which nourishes us physically and sustains us and gives us life, a form of fuel. People quite often forget that there are other types of fuel as well, other types of “junk food” or poisoned food.
If this is the kind of junk you fill your mind up with, don't expect to win a prize anytime soon...

If this is the kind of junk you fill your mind up with, don’t expect to win a prize anytime soon…

It can be the books or publications you read (thought-provoking literature which expands your soul like the books of Victor Hugo and Gabriel Garcia Marquez or…. disposable monthly fashion magazines), the TV shows or films you watch (Andrei Tarkovsky films or…. Entertainment Tonight), the journalists you follow (John Pilger, Bill Moyers or… Geraldo Rivera), the websites you visit or the thinkers you respect (Noam Chomsky, Chris Hedges or…Sam Harris and Richard Dawkins).
Do you honest to God think bringing your kids to Disney World and the plastic characters will help ignite their imagination for the rest of their lives?

Do you honest-to-God think bringing your kids to Disney World and seeing these  plastic freaks will help ignite their imagination for the rest of their lives? It does nothing except make them lifelong consumers.

It’s also not what you digest intellectually which in turn sustains you intellectually, but it’s the company you keep, the people you hang out with, the places you visit, the things you decide to look at, the emotional and spiritual impressions you receive. They just don’t teach you this kind of stuff in school and unfortunately neither do parents, since most of them are also usually operating on an outdated operating system themselves. So what’s a person to do?
A few years ago, a Native Elder group called The Grandmothers posted something about the shift the Earth is undergoing. One of the most important lines in it was:
“Stay tuned to truth. Listen within and trust your body,” they said. “Your body knows a lie when it hears one. You will feel warm and open whenever you are in the presence of truth. And in the presence of untruth you will find yourself hardening and contracting. Many times in the past we have encouraged you to trust your body, and we remind you now of how important that is.” 
There’s some wisdom there. Good things, good people, good situations will make you feel positive, strong and empowered with a quiet certainty. Negative situations and people will make you feel afraid, disenfranchised and confused (and I’m including fear porn here as well). Watch what people DO and not what they SAY. Talk is way too cheap these days. See what happens when you offer friendship to someone who has acted cool towards you. Do they bite back, continue to stay cool or do they reciprocate? Do you feel lighthearted and inspired or down and depressed after talking to someone or watching a particular film? Has a certain interaction or incident left you feeling warm and open or rattled and nauseous? There’s a million and one examples I’m sure any of you could come up with.
Litmus tests are not just about picking up clues like in the photo below, but following up on them with real action.
Minimal sage dating advice from film-maker John Waters. (I would also add, don't do the deed unless you've seen their Ipod/Iphone song list or their CD and record collection as well as their book collection FIRST)

MINIMAL, minimal sage dating advice from film-maker John Waters. (I would also add, don’t do the deed unless you’ve seen their song list or their music collection as well as their book collection FIRST)

 

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Reading People and Places on Multiple Channels

jonbenet ramsey family photo

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.

Intuition

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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