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Post  seraphim on Fri 09 Jul 2010, 21:53

Introducing Rapunzel Blavatsky...... Very Happy

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"Brezsny holds his own place next to cultural shamans like Robert Anton Wilson, Timothy Leary, William Burroughs, and Ken Kesey." -- Popmatters.com

"If your imagination is feeling annihilated, read this book. It's divine, dramatic, dynamic, delirious, devotional, and delightful." -- Phenomenews.com

"Like a mutant lovechild of Jack Kerouac and Anais Nin, Brezsny writes with devilish humor, spiritual audacity, and erotic intensity." -- Jay Kinney

"The prose is poetic, circular, dancing, combining the narrative voices of Anais Nin, Tom Robbins, and David Ignatow." -- Rain Taxi
http://www.amazon.com/Televisionary-Oracle-Rob-Brezsny/dp/1583940006
http://www.freewillastrology.com/beauty/beauty.main352.shtml
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Post  seraphim on Sat 24 Jul 2010, 04:47

Flames, you must be looking through me eyes. That's what I read on the internet too. Found the cthulu group while browsing. Some interesting quotes..........
The origins of every possible universe must have begun from a source. For all intents and purposes, there are only two forces spawned from infinity. These we will explore here: the universe and that which is beyond. The lesser gods of the earth are interchangeable with our universe. The lesser gods wish to keep us as food, imprisoned on this planet and with no chance of escaping. It is a life of stagnation, servitude, and ignorance. Opposing this force is an energy field which allows for self-awareness, power, and evolution. The Cult of Cthulhu worships this Formless Black Essence. The Ancient Ones were spawned from the Almighty Darkness. These alien Gods entered our dimension so that man might become unlike the animals around him.

Man was developed up to a certain point and then left on his own. The Ancient Ones were banished from this universe before They could impart all of Their eldritch wisdom. Yet, these antediluvian beings lurk on the edges of reality, waiting for Their chance to communicate with and aid humanity. This religion is man’s only hope of completing his inner development. Current Fourth Way schools do not go far enough. They do not live the Work, instead they memorize it. The outer limits are frightening, I’m well aware of this; however, man must venture into the unknown if he wishes to discover truth. He must admit something to himself before stepping on this treacherous road… that man is evil. It is his nature to lust for power, to disregard authority. A student of the Fourth Way cannot shy away from such realities. No, he must embrace them!

Away from the domain of man the Old Ones fell. Tumbling back into the abyss from whence They came. The Old Ones’ use of the black arts angered the lesser gods because it was a sign of change, a sign of things to come. It is not known how or why the lesser gods gained the upper hand. Earth’s gods might have forged this universe as a prison, but they could not wholly master the Old Ones or mankind. The need was there to overthrow the universe, though man scarcely knew the gifts it had. Now the Ancients hide and scheme, waiting for the night when They shall be released into this dimension. Man is the key standing before the altar, gesturing before the black sky. Woman is the gateway lying upon stone. Awakening through sexual energy will turn the lock… Without such ecstasy, there is no liberation from illusion and suffering.

One cannot be negative and conscious at the same time; it is impossible. In the moment before, when you sense negativity coming up from the most primitive areas of your emotional center… decide. Make a decision right then and there. Are you going to continue the natural process of exploding with aggravation or will you stop yourself and remember yourself in time? Can you act consciously?

Of course, the answers to such fundamental questions depend upon who you ask since our heritage is a mixed bag. According to the universe, man was created to transmit energy back to the universe via our everyday suffering. We were created by the universe which grew us in nature, as apes. Our purpose is food. The universe feeds upon our stress and pain and anger until our bodies die. According to the Ancient Ones, we are Their spawn who will eventually take Their place. The A:O altered our genetic code with Their science so we could grow into beings of darkness. The A:O desire us, Their children, to be as They are.
.......the parasitic nature of the universe..........

The Cult of Cthulhu will not be holding your hand every step of the way. We merely point to the doorway which leads to a void. However, within that void is a mass of tentacles illuminated by shiny viscous fluids. These tentacles grip tight around your frame until bones break, flesh peels, and blood spurts. It will eventually destroy the material so that the soul can be reborn. Only your consciousness will be left and the initiate will suddenly realize that everything he considered a part of him was simply illusion. At last, he is free to become like the Gods.

There is common ground in all major and lesser known religions. However, what starts in a conscious state because it was handed down from higher dimensions always degenerates to a far more mechanical state. This is because of its contact with human beings who are nothing more than machines.

Not only does man’s attention shift, but the many “I”s within man shift as well. There is no master among his multiple inner selves and so all his “I”s run amok. Man lacks control just as he lacks will. He only has to observe himself for a time to realize that he is a multitude and each “I” is ignorant of the others. Life happens to us, accidents happen to us… because we cannot live deliberately. After all, how can a machine possibly act as it wills?

Man’s energy is spent wrong. When it is possible to save energy, man spends it on begrudging his neighbor’s happiness, believing the universe owes him something, or fervently denying his own shortcomings. Without energy, there is no force and without force there can be no change. Change is what man desperately needs if he is to become less like a machine and more like a human being. Stop expressing negative emotions. When that is more or less under control we can stop negative thinking. This alone will allow a Cultist to produce a wealth of energy.
http://www.cultofcthulhu.net/2010/03/liber-ao/

Also found on web that Lovecraft is based on......The Book of Enoch
http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/esp_enochbook.htm
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Post  KapitanScarlet on Mon 02 Aug 2010, 10:10

I suppose Hancock will slot into the "insider" terminology in that hes a guy that considerably came through the "systems copulation " and then broke away into his own field of expressions
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Post  KapitanScarlet on Sat 14 Aug 2010, 09:36

The synopsis illustrates areas of inquiry that tempt me as well Flames , Cheers
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Post  tgII on Sat 14 Aug 2010, 11:35

The War of Art? Any book or author who can get people
thinking I'm all for it.

Reminds me of a book I have on my shelf well warn with lot's of
pencil markings; a book by Robert Fritz on creativity and probably
one of the most insightful and completely practical books I have
read on the subject.

Might have to go dust it off and read it again - study it again, I mean.



  • The Path of Least Resistance by Robert Fritz

    In this classic bestseller, Robert Fritz argues for the power of the individual to choose to become the predominant creative force in his or her life. It is an oasis for anyone tired of the inadequacies of self-help, but who longs to create a life of satisfaction and purpose. Robert Fritz outlines an exciting and different approach to using creativity in everyday life. He shows that creativity is not a special gift given to the very few, but a skill that can be learned in order to change and improve every aspect of life.

    Robert Fritz Inc.


Robert Fritz is just brilliant. And this is not any of that
new age BS or positive thinking retard junk either.



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Post  tgII on Mon 16 Aug 2010, 03:31

The book Spy Catcher, written by Peter Wright, is his autobiography
of his long career as a senior intelligence officer for MI5.

Anyone read it? Mind blowing; so I pull my copy off the bookshelf
because the name on the bottom of the book cover suddenly came
to my attention - again. The first time I didn't pay too much attention
to it. That was pre-9/11; this is post 9/11.



    Spy Catcher: The Candid Autobiography of a Senior Intelligence Officer (also Spycatcher), is a book written by Peter Wright, former MI5 secret service officer and Assistant Director, and co-author Paul Greengrass. It was published first in Australia. Its allegations proved scandalous on publication, but more so because the British Government attempted to ban it, ensuring its profit and notoriety.


So, the first question would be, based on reading this Wikipedia
summary, why would they try to 'ban' it? And second, why would
this 'ensure its profit and notoriety?

That's because the co-author is Paul Greengrass.

MI5's sanitizing of events; what does that tell us?

    Paul Greengrass (born 13 August 1955) is an English film director and screenwriter. He specialises in dramatisations of real-life events and is known for his signature use of hand-held cameras.

    Greengrass was born in Cheam, Surrey. His mother was a teacher and his father a river pilot and merchant seaman.[1] He is the brother of noted English historian Mark Greengrass. Greengrass was educated at Westcourt Primary School and Gravesend Grammar School, Sevenoaks School and Queens' College, Cambridge. He first worked as a director in the 1980s, for the ITV current affairs programme World in Action; his investigation of timber-framed house construction has been cited as preventing its widespread adoption in England. At the same time he co-authored the notorious book Spycatcher with Peter Wright, former assistant director of MI5, which contained enough sensitive information that the British Government made an unsuccessful attempt to ban it. He then moved into drama, directing made-for-television films such as The One That Got Away, based on Chris Ryan's book about SAS actions in the Gulf War, and The Fix, based on the story of the betting scandal which shook British football in 1964.


So, what kind of real life events would Greengrass be involved
with recently? Why of course, the 'documentary' on Flt#93.

    United 93 is a 2006 American film written, co-produced, and directed by Paul Greengrass that chronicles events aboard United Airlines Flight 93,[1] which was hijacked during the September 11 attacks. The film attempts to recount with as much veracity as possible (there is a disclaimer that some imagination had to be used) and in real time (from the flight's takeoff) what has come to be known in the United States as an iconic moment of heroism. According to the filmmakers, the film was made with the cooperation of many of the passengers' families (though there are some notable exceptions.)


This quasi-documentary on Fly#93 is utter bullshit.








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Post  KapitanScarlet on Sat 30 Oct 2010, 02:19

wonder if he will be doing a podcast on this new book soon
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Post  seraphim on Thu 04 Nov 2010, 21:22

YHWH I also found on the net and I'm going to buy that soon. "the nine" so often spoken of in all the E.T. groups may have something to do with the law of 'ninefoldness'. So instead of actual physical E.T.'s, it it some kind of energetic being. And sure enough the seven toned scale of sound has something to do with it.
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Post  seraphim on Mon 08 Nov 2010, 19:29

Seems that it would take more than just reading to understand that book.

Wish I had more time to get into Rodin's work. I haven't looked into his or the math theories coming out now.
The ancient laws are a key. The reoccuring themes going on in all these fascinating books are no coincidence.
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Post  seraphim on Wed 10 Nov 2010, 10:24

Blavatsky's Isis Unveiled in quotation marks.
"As God creates, so man can create. Given a certain intensity of will, and the shapes created by the mind become subjective. Hallucinations they are called, although to their creator they are real as any visible object is to any one else. Given a more intense and intelligent concentration of this will, and the forms become concrete, visible, objective; the man has learned the secret of secrets; he is a Magician."27

She makes it clear that this power is built on the conscious control of the substrate of the material universe. She states that the key to all magic is the formula: "Every insignificant atom is moved by spirit." Magic is thus conditioned upon the postulation of an omnipresent vital ether, electro-spiritual in composition, to which man has an affinity by virtue of his being identical in essence with it. Over it he can learn to exercise a voluntary control by the exploitation of his own psycho-dynamic faculties. If he can lay his hand on the elemental substance of the universe, if he can radiate from his ganglionic batteries currents of force equivalent to gamma rays, of course he can step into the cosmic scene with something of a magician's powers. That such an ether exists she states in a hundred places. She calls it the elementary substance, the Astral Light, the Alkahest, the Akasha. It is the universal principle of all life, the vehicle or battery of cosmic energy. She says Newton knew of it and called it "the soul of the world," the "divine sensorium." It is the Book of Life; the memory of God,---since it never gives up an impression. Human memory is but a looking into pictures on this ether. Clairvoyants and psychometers but draw upon its resources through synchronous vibrations.

"According to the Kabalistic doctrine the future exits in the astral light in embryo as the present existed in embryo in the past . . . and our memories are but the glimpses that we catch of the reflections of this past in the currents of the astral light, as the psychometer catches them from the astral emanations of the object held by him."28

Madame Blavatsky goes so far as to link the control of these properties with the tiny pulsations of the magnetic currents emanating from our brains, under the impelling power of will. Thus she attempts to unite magic with the most subtle conceptions of our own advanced physics and chemistry. She thus weds the most arrant of superstitions with the most respected of sciences.

The magnetic nature of gravitation is set forth in more than one passage. She wrote:

"The ethereal spiritual fire, the soul and the spirit of the all-pervading mysterious ether; the despair and puzzle of the materialists, who will some day find out that that which causes the numberless forces to manifest themselves in eternal correlation is but a divine electricity, or rather galvanism, and that the sun is one of the myriad magnets disseminated through space. . . . There is no gravitation in the Newtonian sense, but only magnetic attraction and repulsion; and it is only by their magnetism that the planets of the solar system have their motions regulated in their respective orbits by the still more powerful magnetism of the sun; not by their weight or gravitation. . . . The passage of light through this (cosmic ether) must produce enormous friction. Friction generates electricity and it is this electricity and its correlative magnetism which forms those tremendous forces of nature. . . . It is not at all to the sun that we are indebted for light and heat; light is a creation sui generis, which springs into existence at the instant when the deity willed." She "laughs at the current theory of the incandescence of the sun and its gaseous substance. . . . The sun, planets, stars and nebulae are all magnets. . . . There is but One Magnet in the universe and from it proceeds the magnetization of everything existing."29

It is this same universal ether and its inherent magnetic dynamism that sets the field for astrology, as a cosmic science. Of this she says that astrology is a science as infallible as astronomy itself, provided its interpreters are as infallible as the mathematicians. She carries the law of the instantaneous interrelation of everything in the cosmos to such an extent that, quoting Eliphas Levi, "even so small a thing as the birth of one child upon our insignificant planet has its effect upon the universe, as the whole universe has its reflective influence upon him." The bodies of the entire universe are bound together by attractions which hold them in equilibrium, and these magnetic influences are the bases of astrology.

With so much cosmic power at his behest, man has done wonders; and we are asked to accept the truth of an amazing series of the most phenomenal occurrences ever seriously given forth. They range over so varied a field that any attempt at classification is impossible. Of physical phenomena she says that the ancients could make marble statues sweat, and even speak and leap! They had gold lamps which burned in tombs continuously for seven hundred to one thousand years without refueling! One hundred and seventy-three authorities are said to have testified to the existence of such lamps. Even "Aladdin's magical lamp has also certain claims to reality." There was an asbestos oil whose properties, when it was rubbed on the skin, made the body impervious to the action of fire.

Witnesses are quoted as stating that they observed natives in Africa who permitted themselves to be fired at point blank with a revolver, having first precipitated around them an impervious layer of astral or akashic substance. Cardinal de Rohan's testimony is adduced to the effect that he had seen Cagliostro make gold and diamonds. The power of the evil eye is enlarged upon and instances recounted of persons hypnotizing, "charming," or even killing birds and animals with a look. She avers that she herself had seen Eastern Adepts turn water into blood. Observers are quoted who reported a rope-climbing feat in China and Batavia, in which the human climbers disappeared overhead, their members fell in portions on the ground, and shortly thereafter reunited to form the original living bodies! Stories are narrated of fakirs disemboweling and re-embowling themselves. She herself saw whirling dancers at Petrovsk in 1865, who cut themselves in frenzy and evoked by the magical powers of blood the spirits of the dead, with whom they then danced. Twice she was nearly bitten by poisonous snakes, but was saved by a word of control from a Shaman or conjurer.
The close affinity between man and nature is illustrated by the statement that in one case a tree died following the death of its human twin. Speaking of magical trees, she several times tells of the great tree Kumboum, of Tibet, over whose leaves and bark nature had imprinted ten thousand spiritual maxims. The magical significance of birthmarks is brought out, with remarkable instances. She dwells at length on the inability of medical men to tell definitely whether the human body is dead or not, and cites a dozen gruesome tales of reawakening in the grave. This takes her into vampirism, which she establishes on the basis of numerous cases taken mostly from Russian folklore. It is stated that the Hindu pantheon claimed 330,000,000 types of spirits. Moses was familiar with electricity; the Egyptians had a high order of music and chess over five thousand years ago; and anaesthesia was known to the ancients. Perpetual motion, the Elixer of Life, the Fountain of Youth and the Philosopher's Stone are declared to be real. She adduces in every case a formidable show of testimony other than her own. And back of it all is her persistent assertion that purity of life and thought is a requisite for high magical performance.

Theosophists appear to be in the habit of using the terms Akasha and Astral Light more or less synonymously. In the Glossary Madame Blavatsky defines Akasha (Akasa, Akaz) as "the subtle supersensuous spiritual essence which pervades all spaces; the primordial substance erroneously identified with Ether. But it is to Ether what Spirit is to Matter, or Atma to Kamarupa. It is in fact the Universal Space in which lies inherent the eternal Ideation of the Universe in its ever-changing aspects on the plane of matter and objectivity. This power is the . . . same anima mundi on the higher plane as the astral light is on the lower.
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Post  seraphim on Wed 17 Nov 2010, 22:36

Just had to take a look at that Biocentrism book by Lanza............
When Lanza says consciousness creates the universe he is not now offering a third alternative. Rather, he is proposing a model in which origins-in-time questions are meaningless.

For Lanza, the universe is created and re-created in our consciousness every time we interact with it and this is its most important moment of creation.

to the contrary, that life and consciousness are actually fundamental properties of the universe and all that it represents, so much so that the universe cannot possibly exist without life to give it reality.
It's as if he's talking about God. According to the Essenes it's somewhat how God creates.
And why the spirit needs the physical. Folks are just right because they are vessels IMO.
Seems like the higher dimensions need the lower in order to manifest.
Was wondering why people are not just wiped out, we are needed, how special.

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Post  KapitanScarlet on Wed 17 Nov 2010, 23:27

spirit is the software, the physical is the hardware
the spirit could just keep messing about in its virtual world, but must get fed up in there and needs to come out to play through the physical Cool
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Post  seraphim on Wed 17 Nov 2010, 23:33

Play through the physical Cool
The Spirit sure likes to dance.........through the cosmos!
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