Saturday, December 3, 2011
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STONE CHAKRA MEDICINE WHEEL and INTERDIMENSIONAL PARK
A NEO-SHAMANIC POLY-INDIGENOUS GEO-COSMIC TECHNOLOGY
Jeff Phillips & Liesbet Verstraeten
Flinders Island Tasmania
We want to share with you what is our largest and most sophisticated “art project” to date. What started out as a single medicine wheel evolved into an n-dimensional “complex” that’s 30 metres long and consists of over 1300 rocks, at least a metric ton of sand, and is the product of hundreds of hours of intensive work, mainly hauling, clearing, land-scaping and construction.
As time seems to go by, and I reflect on exactly what we did with this, the implications and actuality become increasingly astounding. This posting is therefore not an exhaustive exposition but only an introductory presentation. I’m working on a piece of art that will be a painting/poster as well as schematic/blue-print, with text, of our “Mother Earth Temple”, it’s various dimensions, proportions, components, and alignments; for now, here are a few notes and photos. Unlike the pyramids and temples of ancient ‘civilizations’, our “complex” is a voluntarily ephemeral, human-scale and living expression of cosmic and indigenous creativity built by individual artists of their own free will, for no “reasons” that make sense to a “civilized” mind.
A unique combination of circumstances and synchronicities brought this into being, in terms of ‘when’, ‘where’, ‘how’ and ‘why’. Our “complex” is not just a ‘work of art’ or ‘landscape architecture’ project as such, but is a form of “geo-technology” which is actively processing and resonating with many levels of energy and consciousness, in real time, i.e., now, even in our absence. It’s the only “complex” of its kind of the planet. Liesbet and I are open to the possibility of creating similar “complexes” for the right people, wherever that might be.
During our first visit to ‘Balarnia’ in early 2009 we were inspired to construct our first medicine wheel, which is a native American tradition, a stone mandala on the ground, in and/or around which they conduct sacred ceremonies.
See the link below for photos from our first visit:
Our tendency with approaching any cosmic or indigenous spirituality or cosmology is to be open to it, to discover what we resonate with, while respecting the fact that aspects we do not understand may have meaning for or be understood by others in ways beyond our comprehension. We honour all wisdom and try to understand and integrate as much as we can. With respect to medicine wheels, for example, we honour the “wisdom of the circle” and of the “sacred hoop.” We think of ours as stone mandalas honouring Mother Earth and the spirit of all indigenous peoples; they are a focus of consciousness and a portal, if you will, to dimensions of life, the dream-time, and eternal creativity.
Over the next two and a half years we constructed six more medicine wheels on friends’ land in various parts of Australia and New Zealand.
See the links below for photos of two of them:
When we returned to ‘Balarnia’ in July the first thing we did was to check on our old medicine wheel. She was still there, now a ‘relic’ worn by the elements but holding up nonetheless. Over the coming weeks, we gradually renovated and rejuvenated her, removing unwanted vegetation, bringing in fresh sand, restoring all the rocks to their proper positions, adding more stone circles, and re-painting the symbol stones.
Upon arriving at ‘Balarnia’ we imagined that we’d live more or less as we had in 2009, doing lots of art, reading and writing, and communing with nature in a quiet and relaxed way. Arni was always asking me if I were going to “write my book” when I was there; indeed, I had been looking forward to a few weeks or months perhaps to do just this.
My goal of writing and our dreams of relaxation were not, however, to be the reality. Unbeknownst to us, Arni had moved from where he was living before and was now in the ‘pavilion’, the front area where Liesbet and I had lived in 2009. He put us back in the ‘guest house’, one of the older buildings he’d built. At first we were shocked, because, unlike the ‘Pavilion’, this place hadn’t been lived in at all for years, and for any length of time ever. Not that it’s not a very cool place by design; it’s just that due to time, nature and neglect, the ‘guest house’ was only marginally habitable in its present form. Therefore, we set out to make the place nice and fit for us to live in comfortably and happily. This turned out to be a TREMENDOUS amount of work, as it all began to merge with collecting rain water and creating gardens to grow our own food. Gloves, shovel, wheel-barrow, and using my own personal ‘geo-engineering’ bio-technology filled all daylight hours of coming weeks. This is another very interesting story that will have to wait for my ‘journale de ‘Balarnia.’”
What happened was that the spirit of ‘Balarnia’, who is in fact the spirit of the dream-time and of all indigenous realities, called on us in very special ways, ways that we didn’t even realize for a long time. We have always paid close attention to what is happening around us, with Mother Earth and humanity, and because we live in constant motion, we notice changes more than most people. In recent years and months we’d been witnessing very disturbing trends and events in the domain of human activity and its effects on the Earth and ourselves.
We were so thankful to be back at ‘Balarnia’, for however long we could stay, as there not only could we live in almost total isolation from ‘civilization’, we could be away from all forms of electricity and all forms of human noise, on land that had never been farmed, logged, or poisoned, and was in no immediate danger.
We decided to dedicate our time there to living as if our survival depended on what we did there, to make a full-on effort to push the limits of what we could do in terms of growing our own food, living simply yet creatively. We sought to BE the reality we would like to see people living, a ‘reality’ that actually makes sense because, as we see it, humanity is no longer “on the brink”, we are going over the edge. “Enlightened” people and organizations purporting to be about “protecting the environment” or “attaining higher consciousness” all say things that sound good ‘on paper’, but at the end of the day, they ALL get in their SUV, drive to their big house, turn on the television, cook up some steak or sea-food, and do some ‘smart banking’ on their mobile phones.
The legendary linguist Korzybski poignantly observed that “the map is not the territory.” The current “mental operating environment” of “civilized” humanity enables, or even exhorts, us to live in our maps, instead of the real world, to eat our menus rather than real food; to be less and less human just as the world around us becomes less and less natural.
Our goal at ‘Balarnia’ was to live in the real world as fully as possible, to spend our time and energy on things that made sense with respect to our highest knowledge and awareness. So in addition to living at a very low level of energy consumption, an extremely high work-output level, growing our own food, and collecting our own rain water, we honoured indigenous tradition, cosmic creativity and our spiritual path through being with nature and through the construction of our “Mother Earth Temple.” We tried to show the Great Spirit that the “people of one heart” were alive and well, at least at ‘Balarnia.’
See the links below for recent ‘Balarnia’ postings:
The very first thing we did upon arrival other than clean up and gather fire wood was to make another medicine wheel in front of our house. I was somehow inspired to build a “Djed pillar” to go in the centre. The Egyptian new year, 23 July, was only four days away and I figured this would be an excellent opportunity to “raise the Djed”, possibly the first time this may have been done in the southern hemisphere.
The Djed pillar is both symbol and ceremony, the most powerful and esoteric in ancient Egyptian cosmology. It represents the back-bone of Osiris, signifies cosmic stability and regeneration, and is done at crucial moments of history, sacred “windows of time” and junctions of cycles.
I constructed our Djed pillar from old pvc piping, wooden cable spools and an old insulator made of ceramic and glass. We raised it on the Egyptian new year, and saw some dolphins later that day, the first time we’d ever seen any at ‘Balarnia.’ The next day we saw some chem-trails, but some unusual “organic cloud beings” appeared and drove the chem-trails out of the sky. We started to realize that “raising the Djed” seemed to have activated a higher level of cosmic coolness, and wondered if in fact we were becoming true “Djedi”?
For more information on the Djed, see Moira Timms' article here:
As we began making the medicine wheel around the Djed pillar, and as I began to clear out the space in front of our house, the concept of the chakras flashed in my mind, and I was inspired now to use the available space for the construction of seven medicine wheels, one for each chakra.
For more information on the chakras see another Moira Timm's article:
We centered the red/root chakra on a regenerating eucalyptus tree about 30 metres away, and began to visualize how it would look, marking the various chakra centres with metal rods.
Right where the heart chakra should be was the stump of an old eucalyptus tree that Arni had cut down years before. At first I was going to remove the stump, but then realized that it should be integrated into the design, which now included a kiva to be built centred on the heart chakra. This was all highly symbolic, as the Djed pillar is related to the concept of a “world tree” common to many mythologies; having a stump at the heart chakra symbolized the way that humanity had cut itself off from nature, but a healthy regenerating tree at the root chakra symbolized the renewal of life, the re-birth of the ‘world tree’, reaching up through the chakras with the “xylem and phloem of kundalini” to the Djed pillar at the crown/violet chakra. If humanity opens its heart to Mother Earth, maybe the old stump will begin to regenerate into a healthy tree at the heart chakra!!!
How cool this was all becoming! Beyond being simply stone mandalas on the ground, this project was extending first into three and then into several more dimensions! The Djed pillar was aimed at the zenith, where we could see the Hunab Ku just after dark in the first few weeks we were there; I painted an ascending spectrum on the pillar, and installed a rod pointed at the south celestial pole, which is in fact the central axis of the Earth’s magnetic fields. The Hunab Ku is the Mayan name for the centre of the galaxy; it is in the vicinity of a globular cluster between Sagittarius and the tail of Scorpio. The Mayans believe that emanations from the Hunab Ku create all the stars of the galaxy, and therefore all planets, all life, all consciousness.
A kiva is another native American tradition, a circular structure built more or less down in the ground in which meetings and ceremonies would be held. Ours was made of lumber lying around, much of it from old shipping pallets. The stump became part of the kiva structure. I decided to build it as a hexagon in honour of the symmetry of the snow-flake, and filled the roof with sand, on which was a unique stone medicine wheel consisting in part of a cycle of 28 lunar-phase rocks.
Each medicine wheel/chakra has a large rock in the corresponding colour, with the Sanskrit name and symbol of the chakra, as well as the Chinese name of the colour; each wheel also has several more rocks painted with “geo-harmonic” glyphs, along the same line as the “Gaiodes” rocks in our Darwin medicine wheel from last year.
The entire complex basically evolved and “grew” much like a living thing; it was completed only a couple weeks before we had to leave. We “activated” it in many ways, but primarily through burning sage, using the “ancient harmonic languages”, and focusing our thoughts and intent using the dream-catcher, as well as playing music inside the “sacred space” of the kiva, which we had come to think of as the “helm” or “command module” of the entire complex, which physically resembles both a crop circle and the interstellar spacecraft Discovery in the film 2001: A Space Odyssey.
We tried to anchor a vortex of cosmic harmony within our micro-environment of oneness with nature. We strove to honour and to maintain the essence of all sacred indigenous ceremonies aimed at preserving and strengthening life in all forms, to recognize and acknowledge all ancestors, nature devas and fellow beings of all dimensions, in particular, the spirits of all who have been mercilessly killed by the Wasichu mentality over the past five thousand years.
We realized that this “complex” was not actually built for people; if no one ever sees it it won’t matter, because it’s there as a sacred space for beings of love from all dimensions, all times, spaces and realities. Our purpose was to show the world of spirit, local and non-local, that we DO care about them, we DO love them, and we WANT them to remain with us and have a nice place to dwell.
We think of it as a very special and unique “neo-shamanic poly-indigenous geo-cosmic technology” (NeSh-PoIn GeCoTech) that is self-sustaining and powered by the energies of Taiowa (the sun), Kuwaqatsi (Mother Earth), the Hunab Ku (centre of the galaxy). It is a multi-dimensional transducer of emanations and consciousness; think of it as a form of ‘radio transmitter’ broadcasting on the wavelengths of water-based life, from the Earth and other planets, amplifying the messages from the whales and dolphins and translating these frequency spectra into vibrations that resonate with the spiritual structure of humanity. When you look at these photos, and/or visualize it in your mind’s eye, you are holomorphically connected to these vibrations and can then draw on this power to raise your own vibration, amplify your own creativity, and navigate your highest spiritual path. Who knows, our “complex” might even function as a sort of “geo-tronic anti-H.A.A.R.P. shield!” By tuning into our “Mother Earth Temple” you can raise your own “inner Djed” and balance your chakras. You might even be inspired to paint some rocks or build a stone medicine wheel yourself, or to get Liesbet and me to come and build one for you!
What really put this whole project into perspective was the realization that some less-mainstream “2012” researchers, specifically Carl Calleman, have been saying that, according to their understanding of the Mayan calendar, the Baktun cycle actually closes on 28 October 2011, not 21 December 2012.
"Human consciousness will continue to be transformed step by step in accordance with this plan until we come to the real end date of the process of creation, October 28, 2011. At this date the highest quantum state of the universe will be attained (188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.13 13 Ahau) when the shifts disrupting the harmony will come to an end."
I know Carl and he's made some very valuable contributions to "all things Mayan." Although some of his ideas about "life after 2012" seem a bit silly or naive, it's very significant that, through suggesting that all these huge cycles may have 'ended'/'began again' ALREADY. I was never a fan of specific dates or times; to me, it's all about "windows of alignment" if you insist on thinking in terms of 'time' and 'space' rather than qualities of consciousness (or UNconsciousness, which seems to be more abundant).
I never thought of this until mid-November, but it made perfect sense: the universe had called on us during one of the most powerful “sacred moments of time” that could be experienced in not only a human life-time, but a human “civilization” epoch as well, to make real the absolute best we could come up with in terms of what it means to be a human being.
This is what we did at ‘Balarnia.’ We lived as simply and powerfully as possible, thankful for the abundance of fresh food and rain water (for billions of humans, these would be worth FAR more than any amount of gold), clean air and beautiful nature, the community of “mitakuye oyasin” who are our friends of all kingdoms, and honoured the highest creativity we have access to with our “Mother Earth Temple.”
Through the "hundredth monkey effect" maybe we've somehow made it easier for other people to "live simply so that others may simply live" and to mobilize their highest levels of creativity towards the well-being of Mother Earth and all her passengers/crew.
We’re a step ahead: while many people are passively waiting for the “world to end” in December of next year, we were guided to forge ahead into the “new creation” already, armed with sand, stone, paint, shovel, wheel-barrow…and our very own “ultimate technology.”
Later on I will post additional information on the esoteric and metaphysical aspects of “geo-technologies”
For now this link will show you another piece of art that was finished in September 2001, just when the time-line encoded in the Great Pyramid ended. This piece of art is in fact the "internal control panel" for our Mother Earth Temple. When you activate your "ultimate technology" then you are at the helm of your total self!
GARIWERD NATIONAL PARK
4 DECEMBER 2010
NOTES ON COMPONENTS
(all sand and rocks from local beaches)
Rocks in wheels 1018
Rocks in channels 270
Painted rocks 77
NUMBER OF WHEELS/MANDALAS 64
PAINTED ROCKS 77
PAINTED TILES: large
Hopi “motivated” Man
T’ai Chi (yin-yang)
Aboriginal energy hand
Chakra/spectrum/Hunab Ku star-chart
PAINTED TILES: small
ASSOCIATED ART PANELS
Hopi ‘prophecy rock’ diagram
Chinese wisdom symbols
Saturday, July 16, 2011
ALDOUS HUXLEY & JOHN C. LILLY: 20th CENTURY VISIONARIES (whose messages are more important now than ever)
"After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.” ALDOUS HUXLEY
"In the province of the mind, what is believed to be true is true, or becomes true within certain limits to be learned by experience and experiment. These limits are further beliefs to be transcended. In the province of the mind there are no limits."
JOHN C. LILLY
Aldous Huxley and John C. Lilly were to me two of the top visionary minds of the 20th century, among humans, that is. To a lot of people, their names are associated with psychedelic drugs and “altered states” of consciousness; they each logged many hours under the influence of various “mind manifesting” molecules, and, being the highly evolved beings they are, were able to bring back extremely valuable insights from “non-ordinary” dimensions of reality. Huxley’s Doors of Perception and Lilly’s Centre of the Cyclone are veritable bibles of psychedelia. In addition, they each engaged in scientific, literary and creative endeavours in general in many different areas, and they both authored dozens of books and articles. This short presentation is not an attempt to share the breadth and depth of these two Einsteinian minds, but to provide an introduction to their work and contributions towards the on-going re-navigation of the human process that is of critical importance now.
What stands out most to me of Huxley’s work is not Brave New World, perhaps his best known book, a “negative utopia” parallel to but different from Orwell’s 1984, but his non-fiction follow-up, Brave New World Revisited. In this book he examines his “brave new world” scenario decades later, and lucidly delineates how developments in the real world have unfolded relative to his vision. This book is in many ways a blue-print of a lot that is unfolding in the world at this time, 50 years later, particularly the chapters on propaganda in democracies and dictatorships.
John Lilly’s explorations with psychedelics sprung from his communication research with dolphins, and it’s this work for which he is best known. I consider him to be one of my most important teachers, and am honoured that I not only got to meet and talk with him several times, in California in the late 70’s and early 80’s, but also wrote an in-depth article at his request on their dolphin work for a Bay area magazine. Most significantly, I was present at the Human/Dolphin Foundation lab on the day that two dolphins, Joe and Rosie, arrived from the Gulf of Mexico; later on I got to swim with them and play them some recorded jazz through the state-of-the-art computer system that shifted the frequency range of the sound from ours into theirs. This was a pretty mind-blowing experience. Ever since then the whales and dolphins have been my biggest heroes on this planet and a large part of our work as full-spectrum artists and information activists concerns the human threat to the well-being of cetaceans as well as an attempt to understand who they are as fellow sentient beings here on Mother Earth.
Here is the link to read the article I wrote for them in 1980:
And here is a link to "Notes on My Connection with Arthur C. Clarke", where I describe this dolphin encounter in greater detail, as well as my Cetacean/Arecibo Project that Arthur was advising me on.
Lilly’s book The Mind of the Dolphin: A Non-Human Intelligence is an epistemological and psychological landmark towards a profound understanding not only of “other beings” who have been on this planet far longer than we have, but even more importantly, towards a deeper understanding of the extreme limitations that we, homo sapiens, “man, the wise”, face in any efforts to get outside the species-wide hallucination we call “reality.” Lilly’s central hypothesis was that if we can’t even respect or “communicate” with fellow sentient mammals with brains more highly evolved than our own, on the same planet as us, what possible chance could we have to comprehend in any way “beings from another world” or planet.
I am afraid that both Aldous Huxley and John C. Lilly would shudder in disbelief at how the world has changed since their dimensional shifts, and particularly, not only how the human attack on the whales has grown exponentially, but also the human attack on humanity and the Earth herself...all facilitated by high technology under-going uncontrolled metastasis.
Lilly’s most chilling observation was that a battle was occurring on Earth at this time, between two forms of “life”: water-based life formed from carbon and DNA, which is basically life as we know her; and what he called the “solid-state intelligence”, an electronic “life-form” based on silicon that cannot function in the presence of water. He believed, or rather witnessed, how the “solid-state entity” currently needs humans to construct it, since it is not “alive” in the sense of being able to reproduce or repair itself, and how the “sse” manipulated human affairs below our level of awareness to generate conflict and warfare of man against man and man against cetacean. Lilly believed that the whales and dolphins acted as ‘repeater stations’ for signals from other planets with water-based life in our galaxy. It’s a very interesting hypothesis: look around at how much of our damage to the Earth, to ourselves, and to the whales is made possible because of sophisticated electronic technological systems, all based on computers, and now including the “sci-fi” technetronic weapons systems like H.A.A.R.P. The U.S. Navy is truly the greatest enemy of the cetaceans, by several orders of magnitude; not only do they operate the H.A.A.R.P. network but also the LFAS, “low-frequency active sonar” that is exterminating cetaceans around the world.
HERE ARE LINKS TO LISTEN TO TALKS BY LILLY AND HUXLEY
JOHN C. LILLY
SELECTED INFORMATION: ALDOUS HUXLEY
Television Interview (1958)
Aldous Huxley: The Ultimate Revolution (1962)
Aldous Huxley, author of Brave New World, here discusses influence, controlling the public mind and government.
“There will be, in the next generation or so, a pharmacological method of making people love their servitude, and producing dictatorship without tears, so to speak, producing a kind of painless concentration camp for entire societies, so that people will in fact have their liberties taken away from them, but will rather enjoy it, because they will be distracted from any desire to rebel by propaganda or brainwashing, or brainwashing enhanced by pharmacological methods. And this seems to be the final revolution.”
It seems to me that the nature of the ultimate revolution with which we are now faced is precisely this: That we are in process of developing a whole series of techniques which will enable the controlling oligarchy who have always existed and presumably will always exist to get people to love their servitude. This is the, it seems to me, the ultimate in malevolent revolutions shall we say, and this is a problem which has interested me many years and about which I wrote thirty years ago, a fable, Brave New World, which is an account of society making use of all the devices available and some of the devices which I imagined to be possible making use of them in order to, first of all, to standardize the population, to iron out inconvenient human differences, to create, to say, mass produced models of human beings arranged in some sort of scientific caste system. Since then, I have continued to be extremely interested in this problem and I have noticed with increasing dismay a number of the predictions which were purely fantastic when I made them thirty years ago have come true or seem in process of coming true. A number of techniques about which I talked seem to be here already. And there seems to be a general movement in the direction of this kind of ultimate revolution, a method of control by which a people can be made to enjoy a state of affairs by which any decent standard they ought not to enjoy. This, the enjoyment of servitude, Well this process is, as I say, has gone on for over the years, and I have become more and more interested in what is happening.
“A country which proposes to make use of modern war as an instrument of policy must possess a highly centralized, all-powerful executive, hence the absurdity of talking about the defense of democracy by force of arms. A democracy which makes or effectively prepares for modern scientific war must necessarily cease to be democratic.”
“The twentieth century is, among other things, the Age of Noise. Physical noise, mental noise and noise of desire -- we hold history's record for all of them. And no wonder; for all the resources of our almost miraculous technology have been thrown into the current assault against silence. That most popular and influential of all recent inventions, the radio is nothing but a conduit through which pre-fabricated din can flow into our homes. And this din goes far deeper, of course, than the eardrums. It penetrates the mind, filling it with a Babel of distractions, blasts of corybantic or sentimental music, continually repeated doses of drama that bring no catharsis, but usually create a craving for daily or even hourly emotional enemas. And where, as in most countries, the broadcasting stations support themselves by selling time to advertisers, the noise is carried from the ear, through the realms of phantasy, knowledge and feeling to the ego's core of wish and desire. Spoken or printed, broadcast over the ether or on wood-pulp, all advertising copy has but one purpose -- to prevent the will from ever achieving silence. Desirelessness is the condition of deliverance and illumination. The condition of an expanding and technologically progressive system of mass production is universal craving. Advertising is the organized effort to extend and intensify the workings of that force, which (as all the saints and teachers of all the higher religions have always taught) is the principal cause of suffering and wrong-doing and the greatest obstacle between the human soul and its Divine Ground.”
from Silence, Liberty, and Peace (1946)
LINK TO DOWNLOAD BRAVE NEW WORLD REVISITED (pdf)
SELECTED INFORMATION: JOHN C. LILLY
VIDEO INTERVIEW, “The Scientist”
“Solid State Intelligence or SSI is a malevolent entity described by John C. Lilly (see The Scientist). According to Lilly, the network of computation-capable solid state systems (electronics) engineered by humans will eventually develop (or has already developed) into an autonomous life-form. Since the optimal survival conditions for this life-form (low-temperature vacuum) are drastically different from those needed by humans (room temperature aerial atmosphere and adequate water supply), Lilly predicted (or "prophesied", based on his ketamine-induced visions) a dramatic conflict between the two forms of intelligence.
Lilly was interested in the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI) project. In 1961 a group of scientists including Lilly gathered at the Green Bank Observatory to discuss the possibility of using the techniques of radio astronomy to detect evidence of intelligent life outside our Solar System. They called themselves The Order of the Dolphin after Lilly's work with dolphins. They developed the Drake equation to estimate the number of extraterrestrial civilizations in our galaxy."
“Dr. Lilly began having contact with another alien intelligence agency, which he called (SSI), short for Solid State Intelligence. SSI was a supercomputer-like entity, much in the same techno-mystical vein as Philip K. Dick's VALIS. But unlike VALIS, SSI was of a malevolent nature, at odds with ECCO [Earth Coincidence Contro Office, Lilly’s name for “god”]. SSI's apparent goal was to conquer and dominate all biological life forms on Earth. To combat SSI, ECCO enlisted Lilly in this archetypal battle of good against evil, charging him with the mission of alerting the world at large to these solid state beings of evil intent. To further confirm the dual existences of these two opposing alien intelligence networks, Lilly was given a sign, and message, in the autumn of 1974. Flying into Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), Dr. Lilly saw the comet Kohoutek out of the southern sky. Momentarily the comet grew brighter. At this point a message was laser-beamed into Lilly's mind, which said: "We are Solid State Intelligence and we are going to demonstrate our power by shutting down all solid state equipment to LAX."
Dr. Lilly shared his foreboding message with his wife Toni, who was seated next to him. A few minutes later, the pilot instructed the passengers that they were being diverted to Burbank due to a plane that had crash-landed near the runway and had knocked down power lines, causing a power failure at the airport.”
"In the province of connected minds, what the network believes to be true, either is true or becomes true within certain limits to be found experientially and experimentally. These limits are further beliefs to be transcended. In the network's mind there are no limits."
"Our only security is our ability to change."
LINK TO DOWN-LOAD ALL LILLY BOOKS
Thursday, June 16, 2011
NOTE FROM JEFF: The ancient prophecies of "doom and gloom" seem to be coming true as I write this now...but why and how is this happening? Surely the Earth has always had volcanic eruptions and earth-quakes, naturally, of her own accord; surely, the sun has its own cycles and variations which affect life here; surely, cosmic energies and celestial bodies have always influenced and interacted with the Earth; surely, we may indeed be in a 'window of alignment' of cosmic geometries and/or passing through a cloud of energetic emanations that only happens every few tens of thousands of years. SURELY all this is true. But HOW CAN WE POSSIBLY distinguish what is 'really' happening from what 'seems' to be happening, given our collective obsession with unreality and the "artificial world of our own creation" that Rachel Carson warned of? Moreover, why does it appear to be that much of the current dooms-day destruction is actually being waged by humans and against humans, using extremely advanced technologies on a par with where Atlantis was at just before she went down (as the story goes). Speaking of stories, what greater story could be told than that of the "Heberu", the ancient nomadic tribe expelled from Egypt from trying to take over there...you know it well, the whole story of THE BIBLE..."God", Jesus, the old and new testaments...the greatest work of fiction ever foisted on humanity and held to be 'true' by so many. Look around...it was all a set-up and we've swallowed it hook, line and sinker. Silly us...it's US who've been creating all the problems. And it's US who are responsible. Surely creative forces infinitely more powerful than us exist; we didn't create the universe or the beauty of the Earth. Part of why we are here is to understand the spiritual responsibility of our creativity and our existence here. To me, it makes a lot more sense to be thinking about doing "inner work" and what the science of chakras is really about, instead of consuming more fictitious bullshit, blaming somebody else for what is happening, and waiting to be "saved" by Jesus or extra-terrestrials...or Robama! Question: is there anything we 'know' or experience that ISN'T in the 'province of the mind.? How do we 'get outside' of our own minds in order to know "reality"?
"In the province of the mind, what one believes to be true either is true or becomes true." Dr. John C. Lilly
(Chapter 12 from Beyond Prophecies and Predictions, Moira Timms, 1994)
“…the seven seals are allegorical to each of the seven chakras (energy centers, like valves between the etheric and physical bodies, which are related to the endrocrine system) of the human body. With the opening of each seal comes “revelation” and the opportunity to be purified and transformed by the particular energies released. The more successful we are in handling and transmuting within ourselves (i.e., within each chakra) the intense surge of purifying energy released by the opening of each seal, the less necessary it is for these releases to manifest in the external world as chaos and catastrophe.”
“For no prophecy of scriptures ever originated in the mind of man, but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost” (II Peter 1:21)
The Bible contains many prophecies and references to “the fullness of time”, “the harvest”, the “latter” or “last days”, the “purification of the nations” and the battle of Armageddon. God spoke clearly in these times (and sometimes not so clearly) through his prophets of the Old Testament, through the disciples who recorded the life and teachings of Jesus in the Gospels, and through John’s vision of the Revelation. The various biblical prophecies present warnings to the reader of the signs to watch before the finale, so that all who receive the message might prepare themselves, and be awakened to their spiritual identity and divine heritage. Again, we stress that it is not the end of the world that is predicted, but the end of the Piscean age and present world system. Preparation is needed to achieve sufficient faith, strength, understanding, and purity to make the transition to that promised land of a highly evolved and truly righteous society of the Aquarian, Golden or New Age. It will usher in the final stage of the Yuga, the 26,000 equinoctial cycle, and culminate in the evolution of humanity to a spiritual/fourth dimensional state of consciousness. The Bible records that it has always been God’s way to provide ample time and forewarning before catastrophes or judgments. A renewal of religious interest and spiritual awakening are important signs of the predicted times, and this is happening today.
In the ancient world of the Hebrew prophets, villages and centers of trade and commerce were scattered over an arid landscape of relentless sunlight and hazy barren hills. The prophets who emerged to stir the pulse of conscience were a remarkable breed of men. Wandering between communities and royal cities, they would often appear out of the wilderness areas to warn or admonish, help or advise. They were probably a thorn in the flesh of the populace, feared yet revered, as they spoke out against kings, corruption, and unGodliness. Through His prophets, God spoke directly in those days to people who would hear, and dealt just retribution to those who would not; or so it seemed. It was a simple affair, uncomplicated by the intricacies of technology and media.
A criticism aimed at Biblical prophecies is that describe events of the prophets’ own times. But this would not necessarily disqualify a prophecy from being true for our time, too. You can get a lot of mileage out of the major biblical prophecies because they deal with archetypal myths and images. While the perennial wisdom enables us to transcend the conditions of the world, it is the perennial ignorance that brings down the negative aspects of history that repeat in such predictable patterns. That is to say, failure to live according to natural law and divine will has consequences – returning karma. Biblical prophecy lets people know that God keeps His promises and covenants, and helps them understand more clearly God’s will and the moral standards by which He judges, in order that people may harmonize their lives with them and thereby avoid suffering.
In the visions of the various Hebrew prophets, we see again and again events quite similar, if not identical, to those recorded in the annals of many ancient peoples, several of which are discussed in the chapter on Pole Shift. The prophets quoted below lives just prior to the great cosmic upheavals that appear to have accompanied the “brief anomaly” of magnetic pole reversal around 860 B.C. If events that happened then are about to recur, the prophecy is still good. For example, the Book of Joel, form which the following quotes are excerpted, opens with Joel instructing the people to repeat to as many future generations as possible the prophecy he is about to give on the coming “day of the Lord”:
Joel, c. 820 B.C., “The Earth shall quake before them, the heavens shall tremble; the sun and moon shall be dark, and the stars shall withdraw their shining.” (2:10)
“And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the Lord to come.” (2:30-32)
Amos, c. 800 B.C., “And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the Lord God, that I will cause the sun to do down at noon, and I will darken the Earth in the clear day.” (8:9)
Isaiah, c. 775 B.C., “For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light; the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine…Therefore I will shake the heavens and the earth shall remove out of her place, in the wrath of the Lord of hosts, and in the day of his fierce anger.” (13:10 and 13:13)
Habbakuk, c. 628 B.C., “He stood, and measured the earth: he beheld, and drove asunder the nations; and the everlasting mountains were scattered, the perpetual hills did bow.” (3:6)
Many centuries later the Gospels were written. They are accounts of the life and teachings of Jesus as written by Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. These men also recorded in a firsthand and informal way very interesting information about the people and customs of two thousand years ago. The culture was still predominantly Greek, with Roman politics and Jewish religion. The political, social and moral attitudes of that time were quite corrupt, not so very different from our own, and the disciples who wrote the gospels originally were just plain folk from all walks of life. Matthew was a former tax collector, and Mark a scholar from a wealthy family. Luke had been a physician, and John (who also later wrote the Revelation) was a fisherman.
One day, on the Mount of Olives in the Judean hills, the disciples asked Jesus privately when the end would be, and what would be the signs of His coming again. Jesus spoke of wars and rumors of wars, of famines, of pestilence, and earthquakes, and said that they would be but the beginning of troubles. He warned of religions persecution; false prophets and imposters claiming to be Christ himself, and performing such heavy miracles that even the wisest might be deceived. He said that unless God intervened, humanity would be wiped out entirely, but that for the sake of the “elect” the time of trouble would be shortened.
In his discussion, Jesus also confirmed the visions of the Hebrew prophets. “Men’s hearts [will be] failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming upon the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.” [emphasis added] (Luke 21: 26-27). In this passage, the original Greek word for “heavens” is “ouranos” – the root for uranium. One could read instead, “The powers of uranium shall be shaken. And then shall they see…” Uranium is shaken to produce atomic power. It is a matter of record and certainly a curious coincidence that the first nuclear experiments, detonated in New Mexico desert at Jornado del Muerto (journey of the dead) was called “Project Trinity.” When he beheld, on that fateful day, the awesome release of power wrought by their research, project director Robert Oppenheimer recalled the impact it had upon him. A passage from Sanskrit scripture echoed in his mind – Shiva, the destructive aspect of the Hindu trilogy, saying “I am become Death, destroyer of worlds…” The result of that dynamic fusion, the bomb dropped on Hiroshima, was code named “Baby Jesus.” This interpretation correlates with data from the King’s Chamber in the Great Pyramid – for the date exactly in the center, March 3-4, 1945, indicates the date of the first atomic bomb experiments. Also, the Hopi prophecies say the same thing. In a letter of appeal over the Black Mesa issue, the Hopi elders wrote to President Nixon, “The Great Spirit said that if a gourd of ashes is dropped upon the Earth, many men will die and that the end of this way of life is near at hand.” Matthew, Mark and Luke each report Jesus as saying right after this, “Verily, I say unto you, this generation shall not pass away until all be fulfilled.” And it looks very possible.
“Watch therefore, and pray always, that you may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.” (Luke 21:36) This was his last advice to his disciples on the subject, for He was speaking also of the events concerning the destruction of the Temple of Jerusalem, which came about in 70 A.D., and which would have been witnessed by disciples still living at that time.
“And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.” (Mark 13:37)
St. John the Divine was the youngest and most beloved disciple of Jesus. He had sat at Christ’s side during the last supper, and it was to him that Jesus entrusted the care of His mother, Mary, during the crucifixion. We know that Jesus was aware that John had been chosen to receive the prophetic vision of the close of the age, because John records at the end of his own gospel that “The saying spread abroad among the bretheren that this disciple (John) was not to die; yet Jesus did not say to him that he was not to die, but ‘If it is my will that he remain until I come, what is that to you?’” (John 21:23) After Christ’s ascension, the Roman authorities put a finger on John. His preaching activities concerning the new Christian doctrine posed a threat to the establishment religion and the government arranged for him to be forcibly exiled for apostasy. John was banished to the island of Patmos in the Mediterranean, and it was during his later life that he had the vision recorded in the last book of the Bible as “The Revelation.”
The Book of Revelation is an obvious account of some very real future shock, detailing signs of Christ’s second coming and the events that presage the final judgment of humanity. Although interpretation has always been difficult and unsatisfactory, the veils of mystery are gradually lifting, as world events today shed light on much of the allegory. Many volumes would be necessary to explore fully all the aspects of John’s amazing preview, but there are a few highly relevant trends forming today that relate to it.
The Revelation involves a series of happenings that occur in the spiritual world of the heavens. In the first part of the account, John sees a scroll with seven seals, each of which represents an aspect of retribution that must come to pass before the “harvest is gathered”, i.e., the last judgment when the “sheep will be separated from the goats.” The seals are opened one at a time, and the first four release that famous quartet, the four horsemen of the apocalypse, bringing pestilence, war, famine, and death upon the Earth. It is important to understand that the seven seals are allegorical to each of the seven chakras (energy centers, like valves between the etheric and physical bodies, which are related to the endrocrine system) of the human body. With the opening of each seal comes “revelation” and the opportunity to be purified and transformed by the particular energies released. The more successful we are in handling and transmuting within ourselves (i.e., within each chakra) the intense surge of purifying energy released by the opening of each seal, the less necessary it is for these releases to manifest in the external world as chaos and catastrophe.
Saturday, June 4, 2011
The Karma and Dharma of Being Here Now"
"Mankind has gone very far into an artificial world of his own creation. He has sought to insulate himself, in his cities of steel and concrete, from the realities of earth and water and the growing seed. Intoxicated with a sense of his own power, he seems to be going farther and farther into more experiments for the destruction of himself and his world… We have looked first at man with his vanities and greed and his problems of a day or a year; and then only, and from this biased point of view, we have looked outward at the earth he has inhabited so briefly and at the universe in which our earth is so minute a part. Yet these are the great realities, and against them we see our human problems in a different perspective…Here and there awareness is growing that man, far from being the overlord of all creation, is himself part of nature, subject to the same cosmic forces that control all other life. Man's future welfare and probably even his survival depend upon his learning to live in harmony, rather than in combat, with these forces...the more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us the less taste we shall have for the destruction of our race.”
Rachel Carson, speech in acceptance of the National Book Award, 1963
"We travel together, passengers on a little spaceship, dependent upon its vulnerable reserves of air and soil, all committed for our safety to its security and peace; preserved from annihilation only by the care, the work, and, I will say, the love we give our fragile craft. We cannot maintain it half fortunate, half miserable, half confident, half despairing, half slave to the ancient enemies of man, half free in a liberation of resources undreamed of until this day. No craft, no crew can travel safely with such vast contradictions. On their resolution depends the survival of us all."
Adlai Stevenson, address to United Nations, 1964
“We are blinded by the delusions that rise from our hollow and rotting social order. It is vain pomposity to believe that humanity can advance while the Earth and its native peoples, plants and animals are enslaved, desecrated and destroyed.”
Robert Lawlor, Voices of the First Day, 1992
“Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn't.” Mark Twain
The Karma and Dharma of Being Here Now
We live in a vast cosmic context beyond our comprehension as well as our control; paradoxically, after at least a million years in our present form, we as a species find ourselves overwhelmed by an array of problems arising exclusively from our own actions, including the destruction of the human genome and an accelerated “mass-extinction” phenomenon known as industrial civilization, which could prove to be the “final solution” for life on Earth.
No greater problems confront humanity today than those of true self-understanding, individually and collectively; herein are the solutions to the essentially psychological and spiritual issues which threaten the continuity of the human adventure, those of purposive self-destruction, chronic denial, and the deep-seated inability actually to use the best knowledge we already have. These problems are not biological in origin but are the result of “software” anomalies in the human psyche.
If we each had done a lot more inner work, we may never have participated in the development and maintenance of a parasitic world system founded on greed, exploitation and genocide; we may never have funded the evolution of the global military-industrial juggernaut whose primary target is now us; we would have known better than to become mindless addicts and consumers of products, technologies and world-views designed to create disease and death. We would never have allowed the construction of nuclear reactors or technetronic weapons systems, fallen prey to the ministries of mass-media and mind control, or come to worship in the Church of the Fed. We would never have committed planetary ecocide, or submitted to being murdered. We would never have allowed our individual and collective dharma to sink so low.
Our collective dharma, our adherence to that which we know is right and true, has declined so drastically that values, beliefs and practices are now accepted as “normal” which even 20 years ago would have been decried as acute violations of honesty and decency. Without reservation, we routinely ingest images of institutionalised fraud, deception and mass-murder, hosted by a veritable “tumour circus” of celebritized acticians; moreover, we uncritically assimilate these images as both “real” and “acceptable.”
Through the summation of our collective inertia, we have allowed a full-spectrum nightmare scenario to unfold before our very eyes wide shut. The technological facility to destroy life as we know her on this planet has been unleashed in many forms, the most lethal of which is ionising radiation from all things nuclear.
The nuclear scenario is the most salient example of the seemingly insoluble human dilemma. For over 60 years this situation has compounded exponentially in terms of biological lethality and psychological unreality. The wake of Fukushima has at one level generated a renewed wave of nuclear awareness, forcing an appraisal of just how insane it all really is. Consider the following:
“Based on the ration of spent rods to reactor fuel inside U.S. nuclear facilities, there are close to 200,000 metric tons of high-level nuclear waste at the 453 civilian nuclear-energy plants worldwide. Yet not a single permanent storage site has ever been opened anywhere.” Yoichi Shimatsu, journalist
“Dr. Helen Caldicott…relates that a typical one mega-watt reactor produces approximately 500 pounds of plutonium per year…At this same rate, 227 lethal doses of plutonium are produced for every watt of electricity generated. The electricity consumed by a typical light bulb results in the creation of thousands of lethal doses of plutonium alone, not to mention over 1000 other highly dangerous substances…the 400+ civilian reactors alone world-wide would produce around 92,000 kgs of plutonium per year. This equals 92 trillion lethal doses of plutonium being created per year. This is on-going and doesn’t even begin to include what already exists. The number of lethal doses of plutonium that currently exists might be on the order of 10 to the 15th power. And this is JUST plutonium; over a thousand other extremely dangerous radio-nuclides come into being during fission reactions, many with extended half-lives. We currently possess enough plutonium to kill every person on Earth tens of thousands of times.” Jeff Phillips, information activist
“Dr Paolo Scampa, a widely know EU Physicist…[relates that thus far the Fukushima disaster has released] three thousand billion (3,000,000,000,000) lethal doses of radiation [which] means there are 429 Lethal Doses chasing each and every one of us on the planet, to put it in a nutshell.” Bob Nichols, journalist
The average person’s mind tends to shut down when forced to confront facts like these, yet the unimaginably and incomprehensibly dire nuclear scenario is affecting almost every living thing on the planet, with the possible exception of benthic thermophile cyanobacteria. This quasi-supernatural, “science-fiction” situation, growing worse day by day, is not “cosmic” nor is it an “accident” but an “anthropogenic catastrophe” with planetary consequences, which has come about exclusively through continued and directed human action.
In addition to a massive elevation of global radiation levels, Fukushima has generated a new wave of nuclear awareness; this ray of light, however, is immensely over-shadowed by revelations that the earthquake which caused the damage was not in fact “naturally occurring” but an act of “tectonic warfare”, and that the “leaders of the free world” are in fact clearly committed to agendas of premeditated depopulation and oligarchical megalomania.
Lies, distortion, spin, marginalisation, distraction and actual media and information black-outs have all been fully deployed to prevent the public as a whole from knowing what is really going on with Fukushima and the global radiation scenario; most people seem to be ok with this, however, as even though a relatively accurate…and shocking to the nuclear novice…perspective is available with a little work, they find the whole global radiation thing to be somewhat inconvenient to business as usual. Since it’s invisible anyway, most people are more or less oblivious, although not quite as blissfully as they would like.
When we step back and look at what’s happening, we can discern a clear historical pattern, of which Fukushima is only the most recent and most extreme example: human beings using their most advanced methods and technologies to inflict death and disease on other human beings. These methods and technologies are rationalized and/or disguised as “nature” or “liberation”; the “spectacle consumers” as a whole swallow it all just like another episode of The Simpsons, while “the people” who are being “liberated” endure or succumb to plagues of escalating technological innovation.
The practice of genocide is one of the unique characteristics that sets homo sapiens, “man, the wise” apart from all other life forms on Mother Earth. No other species of life engages in systematic killing of its own kind, nor has any other species attempted to demonstrate its purported “superior intelligence” by becoming a threat to the health and/or existence of other species of life.
Why is this happening? The way I see it is that Mother Earth, in her compassionate wisdom and love for all her children…not just us…and having given us ample opportunity as a species…has endured our dementia long enough and is now allowing us to destroy ourselves. Why make someone else do the job?
Indigenous people have warned us for many a mega-moon that “what we do to the Earth, we do to ourselves.” We were warned time and time again that “if we dig precious things from the land, we will invite disaster.” Not only have we NOT heeded these warnings in the least, as a whole we have forged ahead at full throttle laying waste to the planet as fast as possible. We individually may not drill the well, but we purchase the petrol and burn it in our vehicles. Mulitiply our daily damage times billions of upwardly-mobile people and a significant slice of ecocide and its karmic consequences comes into focus. Our growing demand feeds exploitation and supports the extraction cartels, who influence us to want even more. The driving force of modern “civilization” has been mass-genocide followed by mass-exploitation, an “unconscious jihad” against the Earth. This in a nutshell is the karmic foundation upon which the entire past 5000 years rests. We as humans are all responsible; no one forced us to do these things.
These long-standing warnings from indigenous people are not superstitious beliefs but cosmic wisdom incomprehensible to “civilized” humanity, yet grounded in ancient knowledge and awareness of energies and inter-relationships inherent in the fabric of life. We have the ability not only to access this cosmic wisdom but to implement it in our daily lives; that we have not done so is a testament to the human paradox.
Look again at the global nuclear scenario. Through our obsession with extracting “precious things”…gems, metals, minerals, coal and petroleum, for example…we have accumulated a monstrous karmic burden from the genocide of indigenous peoples, the rape of their land, as well as incalculable environmental and toxicological consequences.
The mining of uranium from sacred indigenous land for use in the atomic bomb took the karmic consequences to another level entirely. Uranium and other naturally radioactive elements are literally “star stuff”, truly sacred substances whose residual energies are supernova condensates; their presence in the Earth is inseparable from and perhaps essential to the evolution of life as we know her. Human extraction, mobilization, and concentration of these materials has created a “self-destruct” mechanism which is now in full swing.
Even a cursory rational analysis of the current nuclear scenario reveals that because of the astronomical amounts of extraordinarily radioactive substances that have been and are being created daily, existing as fuel, weapons and waste, in storage or dispersed throughout the biosphere, it could be simply a matter of time until life as we know her has been all but extinguished. Contrary to popular delusion, these substances can IN NO WAY be isolated from the environment; and, contrary to popular delusion, at least 20 generations of people must be studied in order fully to understand the genetic implications of ionising radiation. We of today are only the third or fourth; that another 16 generations of human life is even remotely possible is highly questionable. Well documented, moreover, are the increased frequencies of cancer, infertility, and cognitive impairment occurring in people exposed to artificial ionising radiation at any level, i.e., every person alive today.
We as human beings have done this. Not “they”, “we.” I hold this principle of “species responsibility” to be equally as real as the concept of karma, which is an ancient Hindu word meaning essentially “what comes around, goes around.”
At the leading edge of thought, through a synergy of synthesis, where scientific knowledge, intelligent speculation, cosmic insight, shamanic vision and creative imagination fuse, we may discover understanding not only of the reality of karma, but also how and why humans have arrived at the current situation, as well as how we may in fact be able to transform the collective “actual death experience” we seem to be creating into a highly educational collective “near death experience.”
In a more in-depth article I will explore possible explanations or “mechanisms” not only for how karma might work, but also how the Hindu concept of yugas, or “galactic seasons”, might operate. According to Hindu cosmology, we are now somewhere in what they call the Kali yuga, the shortest but darkest of the “seasons” of a vast cosmic cycle: the time of war, degeneration, oppression, killing, machines, disease…the “iron age.” This idea makes a lot of sense when you look around at the world of human creation and the way it’s all been going; yet the presence of cosmic influences does not preclude the responsibility that comes with free will.
The scary part is that, IF we are in fact in the Kali yuga, unless we are at the very end, transitioning back into a “season” of higher vibration, then things are only going to continue to get worse. We need only look to Fukushima and the thousands of other reactors, weapons, wastes and contaminated sites around the world whose legacy of disease, depopulation and mutation may give way to extinction to visualize how much worse it can get. We can glimpse the future of humanity, of our descendents, in the images of deformed babies from Iraq and Chernobyl.
On the other hand, as impossible as it may seem, we may be able to reverse our descent into oblivion by elevating our dharma through conscious renavigation of our decision-making at every level: a genuine expression of the “wisdom” we claim to possess. This could result not only in “stopping” our destructive activities but more importantly in transforming our personal world-views, our internal psychology, our “operating environment” in ways that benefit life. Dharma essentially means doing what you know deep-down is right, listening to the “still small voice” of conscience. None of this will bring back species we have caused to go extinct or the indigenous people who have been murdered, nor will it put the ionising radiation back in the ground, but it could prevent the total annihilation of life that seems to be our goal.
This is the challenge of living in the Kali yuga: to maintain our dharma at all costs. It’s logical to assume that dharma must be maintained in ALL yugas, but that during the Kali yuga it’s MOST important as well as extremely difficult to do so.
Just as it might be easier to feel cold in winter than in summer, it might be easier to make selfish or destructive decisions in the Kali yuga as opposed to in the Sat yuga (the golden age); but the point is that it is possible to stay warm in winter, just as it is possible to make unselfish and life-nurturing decisions in the depths of Kali. The hordes of consumers, the herds of sheeple will far out-number the “people of one heart”, but only a handful are required to carry the seed of the next creation.
The biggest issue here is the level of awareness we each have of what is going on within and around us: it’s totally insane for people to think that they can magically “ascend” into “another dimension”, either through their own efforts and/or with the assistance of “higher beings”, while they are functioning as soldiers in World War 3 through the ecological and health consequences of their daily lives.
Technologies of psychic influence are pervasive; few people recognize television as the advanced weapons system, the “electronic dictator” it was designed to be. Reclaiming the autonomy of our own thought processes is the first step towards effective renavigation.
The next step is to examine fundamental beliefs, assumptions and values affecting how we live and relate with each other and Mother Earth. For example, we could ask ourselves, “IS the Earth just a ball of rock consisting of resources we need more and more of, or could she really be our mother in a real sense, a planetary being possessing a vast intelligence who gave birth to life, who has feelings of love and pain, and who is aware of us now? If so, how do we get in closer touch with her, heal our relationship with her?”
As the human beings of today the most powerful and intelligent changes we can make are to expand our “horizons of identity” to include as “ourselves” not only our entire human family, but our larger “family of life”, including Mother Earth herself, a family the Lakota refer to as “mitakuye oyasin”; to recognize and accept the unity of responsibility for how in truth “we”…not an indeterminate “they”…are harming the Earth and ourselves; and, most importantly, to renavigate our habitual patterns of living and thinking towards simpler and saner modes, and to implement ways of being and relating with each other and the world of nature which reflect a genuine love of life.
Pragmatically, most people in western “civilized” countries could elevate their dharma dramatically, and at the same time lessen their ecological “foot-print” and increase their health, by making a few changes in day-to-day routines that are typically accepted as “normal” but in global summation constitute a major share of the human impact on the Earth and therefore on our collective karma.
The basic idea is voluntary simplification: reducing or eliminating the use or consumption of products or technologies whose health risks, environmental dangers and/or fraudulent foundations are well known. Consider for example a few things that many people take for granted on a daily basis: driving a car, eating meat, watching tv, talking on mobile phones, building new houses, and using banks.
If people as a whole simply reduced their participation in these activities, not only would our accumulation of negative karma be massively reduced and our dharma levels be elevated, but the Earth and our fellow life-forms would breathe a sigh of relief from the lessening of our attack on them. Any intelligent person, were they to take a few moments to think about it, can explain in detail why all of these things are extraordinarily bad in general, for people and for the Earth. Allow me:
We need transportation, but not only is most driving unnecessary and wasteful, civilian petrol consumption is astronomical as are vehicular casualties, human and non-human. Professor Pete Singer estimates that over 60 billion animals are slaughtered annually for meat, most of them having endured tortuous and truncated existences. All animals have babies and love them. Television, the “atomic bomb of the mind” is not only the most advanced weapons system in use, it is also the most cleverly disguised. Mobile phones are literally microwave ovens held next to the brain; a global epidemic of brain and eye cancer is under way now. How many people actually need a new house, especially one that’s the size of a medieval castle, and that might be inhabited a few weeks out of the year? Think of the resources consumed, think of the billions of people who have no house; indigenous people never “owned” land. Finally, modern banking is the biggest lie we ever believed in, bigger than Jesus and Satan put together; that capitalism is a de facto religion is beyond refute. Gold is extremely valuable, but only when it’s in the ground where it belongs.
Voluntary simplification means that you need less money and resources, but that you can still have everything you need; it also involves the taboo practice of conservation, which no one can capitalize on but is the only truly intelligent and ecological solution to “growing energy demands.” We don’t need more energy…we need to use what we have more efficiently. And why do we need “to grow?” What’s wrong with growing smaller?
Beyond this level, we have the ability to create ways of living which do not require any of these harmful practices or technologies; how necessary or desirable are all the things we think we need more energy for? So we can drive faster and farther on tanks of water? We have the ability to live more cooperatively, in greater harmony and partnership with each other and the Earth. We have the ability to stop doing harmful things. The problem, the dilemma is why we are choosing NOT to stop doing harmful things even though we know better.
I believe that at this point in time, we are living in an ever-tightening feed-back loop not only of “consumption-demand-exploitation” but at another level, of our participation in violating the Earth, her life-forms and indigenous peoples. Our participation in what quite literally is a “war” on the Earth is directly driving the escalating “war on ourselves” manifesting most recently as weaponized “natural disasters” and “industrial accidents”, traditional “wars of aggression”, economic fraudulence, the “wall of doo-doo” mass-media syndrome, and the global depopulation agenda in general.
The loop is so tightly configured that for every farm animal that is tortured, every mile that is driven unnecessarily, every tree that is chopped down to make card-board, every kilogram of uranium that is mined…for each of these events, these flagrant ecological violations, several thousand litres of petrol are thrown onto the metaphorical fires in which humanity is being consumed…and several million allotments of plutonium.
If miraculously a significant number of people voluntarily simplified in the ways I suggested, not even by eliminating those activities but cutting back on them, it’s possible that the likelihood of another diabolical “false flag geo-terrorism” event, premeditated and executed as a deliberate attack on humanity and the Earth, may be greatly reduced. In other words, if we show that we care enough about nature and the Earth to make tangible changes in our lives which reflect this concern, then the entire holomorphic spiritual intelligence network of the Earth, of which we are only a small part, will know; if we lessen our destruction of nature, we also lessen the self-destruction of humanity against humanity.
Once again, in a more in-depth article I will go into the morphogenetic and whole systems concepts that I think explain how all this works. For now, we need to focus on what we can do, what changes we can implement at the level of the individual that can generate positive spiritual energy. The intent of making changes that show love of life is important, but intent without action is meaningless. Individual people cannot shut down a reactor or unplug a H.A.A.R.P. facility, BUT a million people each cutting back drastically or eliminating driving cars, eating meat, watching tv, using mobile phones, new construction, and supporting banks would generate a tsunami of positive spiritual energy that may help Mother Earth to reconsider extending our “existence permit” in her web of life.
Six and a half billion of us exist at this time, each of us possessing what is truly the “ultimate technology.” To open oneself to the full reality that we ARE in fact doing our utmost to kill ourselves and our planet, whether it’s through direct action or chronic inaction, is excruciating. With this many extremely powerful spiritual and creative human beings alive at one time, shouldn’t we be manifesting a collective reality that’s a little more desirable, instead of this worst-case scenario that seems to be a function of the “path of least resistance” having been taken for several millennia. After a 5000-year downhill journey we have arrived at the alluvial fan where the river of life meets the wide open sea; instead of a boat to eternity we find ourselves stuck in the mud and the ocean is a radioactive waste dump.
No matter what is happening to or around us…don’t point the finger at “them”, whether it’s Tepco, GE, Obama, Osama, Evelyn Rothschild, David Rockefeller, Zbigniew Brzezinski, the Zionists, the Pentagon, Monsanto, Rio Tinto, the Queen, the Pope, the “illuminati”, or the Federal Reserve. Own the responsibility of being here now as a human being and realize that it’s truly “us” who are manifesting all of this. These people and organizations are just giving us what we want. We even pay them to do it!
Make a difference that makes a difference not through words, good intentions, or donations to Greenpeace; make real tangible changes in your own day to day life which reflect a spiritual intelligence committed to a genuine love of life, of Mother Earth, of “mitakuye oyasin”, of yourself. Treat the Earth like you would like to be treated, with gentleness and kindness. Ask not what your planet can do for you, but what you can do for your planet..or stop doing.
Our “inner homework” is long over-due; a critical examination of the “software anomalies” in our psychological “operating environment” is essential to successful renavigation of the human process. If we make some major transformations in how we think, for example, if we start identifying with consciousness instead of matter, then many “problems” no longer exist. If we are consciousness, we are eternal and therefore cannot experience “death.” And if we identify with the consciousness that we are, we are then able to perceive and honour the consciousness not only in all other people, but in all life-forms, in Mother Earth and beyond. I cannot think of a more empowering realization.
We have a lot to be thankful for. The crisis of extinction through our own actions could be an opportunity for spiritual transformation. We as a whole are choosing, allowing, participating in what is happening now. We are getting what we want; but is this what we really want? If we’ve found ways to stay warm in winter, surely we can find ways to stay sane in the Kali yuga!
Ultimately, we are each artists in a very real sense. Becoming conscious of the power of our creativity might be the lesson that all this is about; instead of creating bad karma, insanity and destruction, we may choose to elevate our dharma by creating awareness, beauty and harmony.
4 JUNE 2011