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Old Wine in New Bottles


“Magic is the science and practice of influence. If objects or beings have a positive influence on the world around them, we call this white magic, and if they disrupt, disturb or destroy, we call this black magic. In that sense we can consider everything as magic: gestures, words, looks, sounds, colors, geometrical shapes, and so on. And the same goes for animals, plants and minerals: inasmuch as they have an effect on beings, attracting or repelling them, healing them or making them ill, they have magical power.
When we look at the sun, the stars, mountains or lakes, we can feel the effect and the influence they have on us. And to a certain extent, we influence them as well. And because everything in the universe influences everything else, magic is everywhere. When you understand this and endeavor to think, feel and act positively, you will become a white mage.”

– Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov

As per Aivanhov’s quote above, some serious black magic went down in Paris. I’m not going to dwell on what happened too much; already websites, conspiracy researchers, political pundits the world over are in overdrive right now, analyzing what happened, by whom and why. I’ll leave it to them to pick up the breadcrumb trail.

I will only say this; usually if you follow the money trail and ask those kinds of questions like “Who paid for those guns?” “Who is funding ISIS?”, “Where is the cash really coming from to pay for their training and hardware?”, “Who is paying ISIS fighters?”, it’ll probably get you further along in solving these mysteries. but it would seem black market forensic accounting and finance are not nearly sexy enough to pursue (or perhaps too blatantly exposing?) than pointing fingers and fueling xenophobia and stressing out an already stressed-out situation in order to gain some political capital. I just don’t think those questions are being followed up on aggressively enough.

I know Vladimir Putin is currently being demonized in the West and like all politicians of course, he has his own agenda, but I think both he and the amazing Australian independent journalist, John Pilger, pretty much nailed it, in the video below and in this article, respectively.

Do a little math, pay attention to history and it’s not hard to figure out that the American invasion of Iraq, Afghanistan and eventually of Syria (if they get what they want) is what opened this Pandora’s Box of craziness. I don’t blame Bush Jr. I know he was am almost positive he was comatose most of the time he was in office anyway and was played as a puppet.

(L to R) Donald Rumsfeld, George W. Bush, Dick Cheney

(L to R) Donald Rumsfeld, George W. Bush, Dick Cheney

The real thugs were Donald Rumsfeld and Dick Cheney, both of whom are obsessed with American Grand Strategy and Imperialism, and both of whom seem to be missing in action now. (Rumsfeld I understand is now buying up all the real estate he can in super-New Agey and super-liberal, Taos, New Mexico. When I was there, a buddy of mine told me Rumsfeld is positively despised in the community and he has to wear a mask when he goes skiing in the mountains there so no one can recognize him since everybody gives him stinky eye all the time. And Cheney…I don’t think he’s human. I think he’s like the robot in the “Terminator” films, he has iced-cold liquid mercury running in his veins which keeps him alive.)

And here's Dick!

And here’s Dick!

There’s a serious story here somewhere, probably a hot-mess soup involving weapons manufacturers, arms dealers, the military industrial complex, the heroin and opium trade in central Afghanistan, off-shore accounts, international banking cartels, American Grand Strategy, intelligence agencies like the CIA, MI6 and Mossad, oil money, lecherous Saudis and paid Western politicians. Like penicillin bacterium growing on my window sill, I don’t know the dirty details, the various relationships  and I certainly can’t see it but I’m sure it’s there. Germs are all alike – you can’t see them but you’ll eventually see the symptoms of the disease they all trigger. You just gotta know what you’re seeing isn’t a cause by itself by a symptom of something far deeper.

A back covered in chicken pox. Caused by the initial infection with varicella zoster virus (VZV)

A back covered in chicken pox. Caused by the initial infection with varicella zoster virus (VZV)

Spiritual teachings the world over stress the unity of everything, how everything is interconnected in the web of life. I have no doubt the same rule applies on the darker side of existence as well.

Oh, what a tangled web we weave...

Oh, what a tangled web we weave…

I’m going to end this with a bit of a white magick trick. I was discussing this a few nights ago with a friend that there are times, I’m sure we have all felt, when we prayed, meditated and pleaded with the Un-i-verse to please give us a sign, any sign, that something or someone has heard us and instead, there’s absolutely nothing. Nada. Zilch. Zero. Dead silence. We wait and wait and nothing shows up or happens.

However, the second you make a move in the right direction, you make a difficult but right decision, you say something right and true even if you are scared everyone will hate you for it, you move towards the truth even if all the chips are down and you’re terrified, the strangest thing is going to happen to you. Out of nowhere, you’re going to feel strength returning, you’re going to feel something “warm” for lack of a better word, you’re gong to feel a lightness in your limbs which wasn’t there before, which will keep propelling you forward. That’s your sign. It begins with that feeling but if you keep going along that path, you’re going to start to feel Presences around you, the good kind, you’re going to lose the fear, you’re going to start living second by second. And that’s real Magic. Use it well.


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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?
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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A World of Conscience


When I landed in the republic of conscience
it was so noiseless when the engines stopped
I could hear a curlew high above the runway.
At immigration, the clerk was an old man
who produced a wallet from his homespun coat
and showed me a photograph of my grandfather.
The woman in customs asked me to declare
the words of our traditional cures and charms
to heal dumbness and avert the evil eye.
No porters. No interpreter. No taxi.
You carried your own burden and very soon
your symptoms of creeping privilege disappeared.
Fog is a dreaded omen there but lightning
spells universal good and parents hang
swaddled infants in trees during thunderstorms.
Salt is their precious mineral. And seashells
are held to the ear during births and funerals.
The base of all inks and pigments is seawater.
Their sacred symbol is a stylized boat.
The sail is an ear, the mast a sloping pen,
the hull a mouth-shape, the keel an open eye.
At their inauguration, public leaders
must swear to uphold unwritten law and weep
to atone for their presumption to hold office –
and to affirm their faith that all life sprang
from salt in tears which the sky-god wept
after he dreamt his solitude was endless.
I came back from that frugal republic
with my two arms the one length, the customs 
woman having insisted my allowance was myself.
The old man rose and gazed into my face
and said that was official recognition
that I was now a dual citizen.
He therefore desired me when I got home
to consider myself a representative
and to speak on their behalf in my own tongue.
Their embassies, he said, were everywhere
but operated independently
and no ambassador would ever be relieved.

 – from “The Republic of Conscience” by Seamus Heaney
Seamus Heaney died today. I put up this poem to not only honor him but to honor the sentiments behind this poem. Heaney wrote this poem because, at the heart of it, it is about how a truly concerned citizenry really has no borders.
Britain and Canada are NOT going to Syria and I think that is wonderful news. David Cameron suffered a stunning defeat in Parliament when it went to vote as to whether or not the UK would bomb Syria along with the United States and it may very well look like Cameron’s prime ministership is now in jeopardy. The British public have spoken. Harper was quick to also jump on the let’s-not-bomb-Syria bandwagon literally hours later. It looks like the US are gonna have to go it alone. Maybe with Israel and Turkey. I can’t believe how transparent and shallow these so-called “world leaders” are. It’s obvious that had Cameron won the vote, Canada and Australia would have also signed up for more Middle Eastern adventurism. Cameron was the canary in the coal mine.
I also can’t believe that stupid, idiot mainstream journalists were so eager to fall for the same ploy the State Department and the White House used 10 years ago. Remember Saddam Hussein and his “weapons of mass destruction”? How it turned out that there weren’t any WMDs and it was a fabricated story used as an excuse to invade Iraq? Where are we now on Iraq? Afghanistan? Libya?
Donald Rumsfeld = Jerk How the hell do people like this sleep at night?

Donald Rumsfeld = Jerk
How the hell do people like this sleep at night?

Now stories of Bashar Al Assad using chemical weapons on his own people when in fact everybody knows at this point that the “Syrian Rebels” (most of them are not even Syrian but like in the case of Libya, are foreign, paid mercenaries which have been sent into the country to destabilize it) are being funded by certain western governments who gave them the chemical weapons and used them on civilians.
So why go through all the trouble? General Wesley Clark said it shortly after 9-11. Watch the video, but in short, the CIA, Pentagon have a long-range plans to destabilise the entire Middle East and re-draw the maps, territories and borders. 
This is not something new. 
Remember Lawrence of Arabia? Not the romantic, wind-swept David Lean film with Peter O’Toole, but the real T.E Lawrence?
The real Laurence of Arabia.

The real Lawrence of Arabia.

He was a British stooge used to redraw the maps of the Middle East after WWI to convince various Arab tribes to come together and rally around the British against the Ottomans.
Really different from today's map of the Middle East, eh?

Really different from today’s map of the Middle East, eh?

Only now everyone wants to control oil and oil pipelines. Some theories suggest the main reason to redraw the maps is primarily because large chunks of Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Egypt and even northern Saudi Arabia would be “redrawn” and guarantee the West unfettered access to resources in the region.
One possible new map for the Middle East. from

One possible new map for the Middle East. From

Others speculate that after Syria, it will be Iran, then Pakistan (who have been allies with China forever). This might then drag China and Russia into a war in Central Asia (the next energy jackpot, incidentally) which would precipitate, I think, a WWIII. I’ll tell you upfront who the real Axis of Evil here is. It’s the governments of  the US-Israel-the House of Saud-the Emirs of the UAE. They are the real culprits behind every major conflict in the region.
Most Muslims can't stand the Saudi royal family and their various boot-lickers. They are NOT representative of your Muslim dude on the street. Their reputaion as jet-setters, womanizers, and vulgar nouveau-riche along with their arrogant attitudes towards non-Saudi Muslims pisses everyone off.

Most Muslims can’t stand the Saudi royal family and their various brown-nosers. They are NOT representative of your typical Muslim dude on the street. Their reputation as jet-setters, womanizers, and vulgar nouveau-riche along with their arrogant attitudes towards non-Saudi Muslims pisses everyone off within the Muslim community.

The whole thing is beyond crazy at this point. It shows that politicians and people in those political and economic classes (the judges, lawyers, military top brass, professors, the intelligentsia, the business and professional class) who stand to gain from keeping things as they are (i.e keep stealing stuff from other people and keep acting like a bunch of barbarians), are actually in fact, limited.
Limited intellectually because for all their smarts, all their degrees and credentials, they STILL have not come up with a  better way of doing things and continue to live according to the code of Genghis Khan.
Limited emotionally because there is zero empathy for the suffering they inflict on others just so they can load up on a cheap tank of gas to drive their spoiled brats to Chuck-E-Cheese or to soccer lessons.
You know what I would do to take care of this situation? Ship them off to Bangladesh for the summer and see a) what real food is like and b) see what the real world is like

You know what I would do to take care of this situation? Ship them off to Bangladesh for the summer and see a) what real food is like and b) see what the real world is like

And most importantly, stunted spiritually, because they have no vision or understanding of how they will have to pay the piper later on for this compliance to a horrific racially biased, entitled, class-divisive system which will hurt them later on as well.
The Pied Piper of Hamelin.

The Pied Piper of Hamlin.

I started this post by saying that Britain and Canada not going into Syria is wonderful news. It’s great news because it showed that the public outcry and public understanding of these so-called “complicated issues” stopped the politicians on the spot.
They now realize we’re not as dumb as they think we are.
We know the Emperor is butt-naked.
Everyone is questioning everything.
Imperialism is out of fashion.
Protesters against a possible war with Syria, outside of the British Parliament.

Protesters against a possible war with Syria, outside of the British Parliament.

Those old sheltered dinosaurs  in parliament, congress, senate, in their mansions, private clubs, Wall Street offices, ivory towers, and gated communities still don’t see that the dynamics have now changed completely. The best stuff doesn’t come from them anymore and then peters down to the rest of us.

Rather, the best stuff is happening on the streets. The best music, literature, fashion, food, ideas and most importantly, news and information. Just remember this: even rivers change their courses given enough time. Steer your boats accordingly.

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