Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Terrence McKenna's wisdom on the subjects of culture, art, and shamanism. Above is "Culture is Your Operating System," below is "Culture is Not Your Friend."
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Sunday, December 20, 2009
For Siberian reindeer, Amanita magic mushrooms are their favorite food. Watch this excellent 2 minute clip to give you a better idea of how this mushroom mythology originated.
This video, The Hidden Mysteries of Christmas, goes in depth into the Magic Mushroom/Astrotheological origins of Christmas traditions.
This is a fun video with Christmas music, showcasing the various mushrooms symbology hidden in Christmas traditions.
Monday, December 14, 2009
Sunday, December 6, 2009
I've just finished reading Adrian Cooper's "Our Ultimate Reality" and really enjoyed it. It's like an introduction to/encyclopedia of all things metaphysical/spiritual. Incredibly long, but packed with gems like this:
“Although the true nature of the Universe has been known and taught throughout the ages by many and varied sources throughout the world, all of which are highly consistent and in broad agreement, it is also now being substantiated by the work of modern quantum physics, and increasingly by other branches of the sciences as well. All areas of the sciences will surely soon have to accept the fact that true Universal reality is not and never can be based entirely in the familiar three-dimensional world of physical matter as has been assumed since the days of Isaac Newton, but is rather an infinite, multi-dimensional reality, a Universe of living Consciousness of which everyone and everything without exception is an integral and equal aspect. The true nature of the Universe will certainly challenge the perceptions of most people, if for no other reason that throughout the ages there has been a prevalent misperception of a ‘God’ who is completely separate from everyone and everything else in existence, and who ‘rules’ over ‘his’ three dimensional world of matter from high places.” -Adrian Cooper, “Our Ultimate Reality” (19)
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
Jill Bolte Taylor was a 37-year-old Harvard-trained and published brain scientist when a blood vessel exploded in her brain. Through the eyes of a curious neuroanatomist, she watched her mind completely deteriorate whereby she could not walk, talk, read, write, or recall any of her life. Having lost the categorizing, organizing, describing, judging and critically analyzing skills of her left brain, along with its language centers and thus ego center, Jill’s consciousness shifted away from normal reality. In the absence of her left brain’s neural circuitry, her consciousness shifted into present moment thinking whereby she experienced herself “at one with the universe.” This video is very inspiring and informative, check it out.
Monday, November 2, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
I'm a big fan of Joe Rogan, his stand-up comedy, and general outlook on life. If you've never seen his comedy, take a look on YouTube.
Friday, October 16, 2009
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Only an ego searches for enlightenment as an ego is the only thing that is not enlightened. The only fake in reality is this idea of self.
When ego finds what it selfishly seeks it finds the absence of ego. Realizing itself as nothing but an idea, it renders itself Extinguished.
What reality finds when it is rid of ego is that ..
You can not become what you already are.
This nugget delivered from TaoWow
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
Sunday, September 6, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
I just finished reading this for the second time. It's such a great book, a must-read for the spiritually-minded. Here are some of my favorite passages:
“This feeling of being lonely and very temporary visitors in the universe is in flat contradiction to everything known about man (and all other living organisms) in the sciences. We do not ‘come into’ this world; we come out of it, as leaves from a tree. As the ocean ‘waves,’ the universe ‘peoples.’ Every individual is an expression of the whole realm of nature, a unique action of the total universe. This fact is rarely, if ever, experienced by most individuals. Even those who know it to be true in theory do not sense or feel it, but continue to be aware of themselves as isolated ‘egos’ inside bags of skin.” -Alan Watts, “The Book on the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are,” Vintage Books (8)
“An ardent Jehovah’s Witness once tried to convince me that if there were a God of love, he would certainly provide mankind with a reliable and infallible textbook for the guidance of conduct. I replied that no considerate God would destroy the human mind by making it so rigid and unadaptable as to depend upon on book, the Bible, for all the answers. For the use of words and thus of a book, is to point beyond themselves to a world of life and experience that is not mere words or even ideas. Just as money is not real, consumable wealth, books are not life. To idolize scriptures is like eating paper currency.” (11)
“The cat has already been let out of the bag. The inside information is that yourself as ‘just little me’ who ‘came into this world’ and lives temporarily in a bag of skin is a hoax and a fake. The fact is that because no one thing or feature of this universe is separable from the whole, the only real You, or Self, is the whole. The rest of this book will attempt to make this so clear that you will not only understand the words but feel the fact.” (53)
Monday, August 17, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
This is an excellent book combining the latest consciousness research, holographic universe model, and Jungian psychology. Part II is rather long and boring, but Part I, III, and IV are great.
Sunday, August 2, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Kundalini (kuṇḍalinī कुण्डलिनी) Sanskrit, literally "coiled". In Indian yoga, a "corporeal energy" - an unconscious, instinctive or libidinal force or Shakti, envisioned either as a goddess or else as a sleeping serpent coiled at the base of the spine, hence a number of English renderings of the term such as 'serpent power'. Kundalini is considered a part of the subtle body along with chakras (energy centres) and nadis (channels). The overall concept has many points in common with Chinese acupuncture. Yoga and Tantra propose that this energy may be "awakened" by such means as austerities, breath and other physical exercises, visualization and chanting. It may then rise up a subtle channel at the spine (called Sushumna) to the head, bringing psychological illumination.
Monday, July 13, 2009
Thanks to Jace for lending me his copy of this excellent book I'm reading now, "Power vs. Force: The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior." Included on page 68 is a logarithmic map of human consciousness, well-worth checking out.
Friday, July 3, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Saturday, June 6, 2009
This is a 1971 television recording with Alan Watts walking in the mountains and talking about the limitations of technology and the problem of trying to keep track of an infinite universe with a single tracked mind.
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
This is the first part of a multiple part talk relating The Matrix movie to our consciousness-based "physical" reality. Very nicely done. The other parts can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/user/Rich2150x
Friday, May 8, 2009
Here's what I'm currently reading. Thanks to Kris for the recommendation. This is one man's account of accidentally awakening Kundalini within himself and his journey thereafter.
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Let us live gladly! Quite certainly we are free to do it. Perhaps it is our only freedom, but ours it is, and it is only phenomenally a freedom. 'Living free' is being 'as one is'. Can we not do it now? Indeed can we not-do-it? It is not even a 'doing': it is beyond doing and not-doing. It is being as-we-are.
This is the only 'practice'.All Else is Bondage - Non-Volitional Living
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Saturday, April 4, 2009
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Friday, March 27, 2009
"You realize that happiness really is within, and that nothing external can or will ever make you truly happy. You fully realize that you are the Creator of all your psycanic (non-physical) experience; of your thoughts, emotions, relationships, experience of love, and of ALL your pain or happiness. You stop neurotically trying to control external things to control your internal feelings. Every negative experience becomes the opportunity to find and discreate its cause within you so that negative emotion stops recurring in your life. Events and relationships become mirrors that let you see who you are and from that, change to Who You want to BE. You free yourself from all compulsions, pain and limitations, and you free yourself of all compulsion to control others, and as a result, your relationships transform."
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Our friend Chris at TaoWow has just released his first free ebook "That is That" under the pen-name Wu Wu (Without without, or negating negation)
I propose in a very disjointed manner, a
philosophy of no philosophy. It is a
philosophy in nature but it stands in the end
to remove philosophy, religion, belief,
political position, ideas of right and wrong,
remove it all and leave the very perfection
that was there all along.
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Millions search for a soulmate online every month. Are you looking for your soulmate? Are you wondering if the person you are with now is your soulmate? If you have to ask, the answer is NO! Yes, I'm shouting with emphasis! When you are with your soulmate you will know it. How you ask? Because YOU are the one you’re looking for.
Bottom line: You will find your soul mate through The Law of Attraction:
Physics defines The Law of Attraction as the mutual (shared in common) action by which bodies or particles tend to draw together or cohere (hold together in a mass that resists separation). You must make yourself into, or like, the person you wish to attract and stay together with.
Give what you want to get in relationships, and in all things in life! You will always get what you give, no exceptions. This Universal Law is always at work, and is why the Golden Rule is "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you"... because what you do to others will ALWAYS be done to you!
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Because 99.9 per cent
Of everything you think,
And of everything you do,
Is for yourself -
And there isn't one.
Truth is that which lies in a dimension beyond the reach of thought.
Whole-mind has no 'thoughts', thoughts are split-mind.
We are possessed by the idea of one.
"Ask the Awakened" from the Wei Wu Wei archives
Saturday, February 28, 2009
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
At the moment I'm reading 33rd degree Freemasonic historian Manly P. Hall's "The Secret Teachings of All Ages." It contains a wealth of esoteric information from the ancient mysteries, sun religions, and astrology, to the pyramids, consciousness, and philosophy.
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Sunday, February 15, 2009
I have over 200,000 downloads of The Atlantean Conspiracy (which is encouraging), but only 51 hard-copies have been printed and sold. Many people cannot/will not read such a long book off their computer screen, and with threats of Internet 2.0 coming, having hard-copies of The Atlantean Conspiracy is a great asset in the info-war. Buy a copy for yourself or to pass around to your family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers. Thanks to all my readers for their gracious support.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Thanks to Daniel for introducing me to this excellent esoteric text full of such insightful passages as the following:
We must become accustomed to listening in such a way that we quiet our own inner life completely when we listen. For example, when someone expresses an opinion and another listens, agreement or disagreement usually stirs immediately within the listener. Often in such a situation we feel compelled to express our own opinion at once, especially if we disagree. However, on the path to higher knowledge we must learn to silence any agreement or disagreement with the opinions we hear. Naturally, this does not mean that we should suddenly change our way of life and strive to achieve this complete inner silence all the time. We must start with isolated instances that we choose intentionally. Then quite slowly and gradually, as if by itself, this new way of listening will become a habit. In spiritual research, we practice this new way of listening in a systematic way. As students, we should feel it our duty to set aside, as an exercise, certain times when we listen to the most contrary opinions, completely silencing within us all agreement and, especially, all negative judgments. Not only must we silence our intellectual judgment but also any feelings of disapproval, rejection,or even agreement. Above all, we must observe ourselves carefully to ensure that such feelings, even though absent from the surface of the soul, are not present in its inner-most depths. For example, we must learn to listen to the remarks of those who are in some way inferior to us, suppressing every feeling of superiority or knowing better.
How to Know Higher Worlds
Monday, February 9, 2009
Saturday, February 7, 2009
If you toss compliments around freely,
people will waste your time
trying to impress you.
If you give things too much value,
you're going to get ripped off.
If you try to please people,
you'll just make them pissed.
The Master leads
by clearing the crap
out of people's heads
and opening their hearts.
He lowers their aspirations
and makes them suck in their guts.
He shows you how to forget
what you know and what you want,
so nobody can push you around.
If you think you've got the answers,
he'll mess with your head.
Stop doing stuff all the time,
and watch what happens.
and my personal favorite:
Don't spend too much time
thinking about stupid shit.
Why should you care
if people agree or disagree with you?
Why should you care
if others find you attractive or not?
Why should you care
about things that worry others?
Call bullshit on all that.
Let other people
get worked up
and try to enjoy themselves.
I'm not going to give myself away.
A baby doesn't know how to smile,
but it's still happy.
Let other people
get excited about stuff.
I'm not going to hang on to anything.
I'm not going to fill my mind with ideas.
I'm not going to get stuck in a rut,
tied down to any one place.
Other people are clever;
I guess I must be stupid.
Other people have goals;
I guess I must be aimless.
Like the wind. Or the waves.
I'm not like other people.
I'm getting right with Tao.
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
This is another amazing video like "Consciousness Drives the Universe" which details the primacy of consciousness, the cross-over of spirituality and quantum physics, and the holographic universe, featuring the minds of: Fred Alan Wolf, Peter Russell, Professor Al-Khalili, York Dobyns, Robert Anton Wilson, Dean Radin, Richard Alan Miller, Michael Talbot, Gregg Braden, Professor David Deutsch, David Wilcock, Khemp Yurmed Tinly, Nassim Naramein, John Hagelin, Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, David Bohm, and Bill Hicks
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Saturday, January 31, 2009
All the actions the body is to perform are already decided upon at the time it comes into existence..." The mind has a certain freedom, but not to decide the actions of the body. Its most valuable freedom is the liberty to understand and thereby to rid itself of its identifications and particularly of its illusion of individuality. When it has understood as much as that, it is at the disposition of Mind Itself and may awaken to Reality at any moment.
This excerpt taken from Why Lazarus Laughed in the Wei Wu Wei archives
Friday, January 30, 2009
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
We are never not Here Now. We are absolutely always from birth, through every action, to death, Here Now.
We are never in the past or the future, they are unreal, just ideas, but our minds insist in wandering off into the unreal.
We choose to avoid reality, this here now and go off to a side step, a distraction, thinking a thought that takes a past or future idea, plays with it; a false thought based on a false notion - and choose to deliberately avoid the very thing we seek.
And the seeking itself is like stepping forward to achieve standing still, an impossible method.
Crazy as it seems we are the barrier to finding ourself. There is no one who can be awakened, no one to be enlightened. When "One" is found then by definition there is no other, especially no you. No seeker.
A method to finding now is to look out from your solar plexus or heart. Don't use eyes or ears as they are filtered by the mini mind that is trained and has the nature to form time and analyse. It does this as it is too weak to comprehend the "Now", the "One" so it splits, measures, analyses and gets lost in its own fallacies.
"The eyes do not look, they absorb. The mind is responsible for looking; its failure here is the splitting of one of the sensory inputs into values, good and bad. These only exist due to the mind itself – here is the illusion."
"Your empty mind,
is your full life;
The impenetrable solid reality,
is the ungraspable mind."
Our mind is useless, our language contaminated with rules that split the mind. Drop it all and then you are left with "Aaaaaaaa!" Here Now! it was there all along, Bliss!
Sunday, January 25, 2009
The relationships between Quantum Physics and Consciousness research are discussed and displayed in this short clip from the excellent documentary, "What the Bleep Do We Know?"
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
In this video Osho discusses selfishness, an oft-condemned word, as a necessary pre-requisite to true love. You say love thy neighbor, but you don't even know how to love yourself, so how can you love your neighbor? When you love yourself you will find all the altruism you seek.
Sunday, January 18, 2009
I really like Mooji and his simplistic delivery. Too bad he is always ending every sentence with "hmm?" "emm?" He sounds like someone who has gotten too used to one-sided conversations. But that's okay, I forgive you Mooji, rock on.
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Saturday, January 10, 2009
A master does not have to meditate, there is nothing to do. By contrast someone with much baggage has to learn to meditate first before finding any benefit. They must progress and with time get better at it, work through tough issues, battle on. It is tough for someone with a whole world seemingly against them; commitments, habits, plus a past that they took no part in forming, even ingrained habits in the way thoughts are processed. It seems this mind must be opened then worked with. Further still there are barriers in the way people have learned to learn. There is so much to do.
Yet the master does nothing, and the best advice is to do nothing.
What happens is that when someone has that first realisation that something is wrong and needs to be made right that they find a master. This does not mean to find a guru. A master or teacher comes in many forms and you will have many on your path. (The trap of taking one guru, one path, is a hindrance.) Masters can be lakes, books, children, pets, forests, exercises, breathing techniques. Wisdom is everywhere. Something said one day that seems meaningless, something overheard in a passing conversation, a line in a book, can pop back to mind with great relevance in the future. Past actions can come back to haunt - this is all good. Nothing bad is happening, has or will. It all makes sense.
Don't hold onto bad memories, don't hold on to ideas. The more you learn the less you need.
Life can be plotted like a graph. You life may seem like a distorted sound wave when seen as a graph, with no pattern only random ups and downs. The aim is a slow, smooth, sine wave. Waking through sleeping follows a sine wave, you will know how smooth or haphazard. Eating and work habits follow waves too, but all these waves interfere, the waves collide and the resulting interference pattern is your life, your wave.
Meditation smooths the wave, it brings waves into sync.
From entering the path from seeing something in life is not right you go about soothing your wave. Ultimately you can smooth your life wave on the grand scale of rebirth; you can be born very infrequently, very smoothly, very controlled. For now you may aim at smoothing your Samsara Nirvana wave - how often you are in illusion, how often truth. Until then you have many more waves to pull into line.
So the master would just sit still and the wave would settle. The unlearned will try to locate things that ripple the wave, that cause distortion and unbearable ups and downs.
To get from a false living to a true being there is a journey. A wonderful one. You will learn many truths that become false. Say you learn about Chakras and they give you great benefit in finding imbalance in your life. Then in the future you learn that Chakras are not even real and only apparent when they reveal themselves due to imbalance - This is not a bad thing, it is part of the journey. In finding stillness you will have to learn many nearly truths to help you over the false. Then it becomes easier as your knowledge of truth becomes more penetrating. Many nearly truths reveal themselves at just the right times, they help soften the fall from a false, but they must all be dropped in the end, there can be no crutch when all is one. No guru, god, method, style, ..
The hardest part of the journey is the begining as it is a journey - the end is a shock as you realize it was not.
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Monday, January 5, 2009
"My challenge to you is: what if you didn't have anything to do about anything? Nothing at all! ... Staying as Awareness, I tell you this is a trap! ... Sometimes we overuse intellectual faculties... There is no accuracy in the Self..."
Saturday, January 3, 2009
Eckhart Tolle talks about releasing the ego through embracing the Now. I particularly enjoy the end where he talks about simply accepting and saying yes even to unhappiness. I've been doing this for a while, if feeling sad or depressed or otherwise unhappy just sit and completely accept, completely say yes to the current "negative" emotion and watch what happens. Ok, I'm sad now. Ok so I'm frustrated right now. Ok, I feel lonely now. What happens when you do that is you stop the egoic story, my story, the need to continue the mental drama associated with this feeling of discomfort. Then there is a spaciousness around the emotion, a lightness of being which subtly changes the feeling from "negative" to interesting, a change of pace, oh this is an emotion I haven't felt for a while, let's be with it, and watch/feel/experience it evolve into something new and creative.