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The Official music video of Telesma "Chain" from their 2nd album "Action In Inaction". Visuals by Adam Scott Miller, Sean E. Conroy, Adam Daniel Palmer. See CREDITS at end.

Chapter One of Three from the visionary video voyage LOTUS CHAIN.

1080p Vimeo: vimeo.com/84632832

1080p YouTube: youtu.be/xxH0XsAZgLk

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Alchemeyez.com

HD Promo video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=8r0l1U…

On the big island of Hawai'i, May 13-15th 2011.

4+ new paintings of mine will be unveiled at this epic gathering to share the artfelt entheogenic insight of the "visionary art" world. I will be featured along with Robert Venosa, Martina Hoffmann, Carey Thompson, Luke Brown, Amanda Sage, Andrew Jones, KA Kathryn June, Chris Dyer, Autumn Skye Morrison, and other painterly luminaries.
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Alchemeyez Visionary Art Congress is a festival and conference uniting people from across the globe around the idea that visionary art forms can heal and strengthen the collective spirit of humanity.

Taking place at the Hilton Waikoloa Village on Hawaii's Big Island, the event features well over two-dozen visionary artists and more than thirty-five music acts.

The congress promises to excite, educate and inspire boundless creativity. Representative of an all-inclusive community in which every manifestation of Spirit is welcome, Alchemeyez is a collective of visionaries, committed to catalyzing cultural changes themed in optimism and reinvigoration of Spirit through conscious art and music.
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Also, I am now living in the rainforest town of Kuranda, Queensland, Australia. Prints and originals can still be ordered from me in the U.S. without extra shipping costs.
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Greetings All,

Recently performance painted on stage with Shpongle and Telesma in Baltimore. Two month solo show in Harrisburg, up until July 3rd: www.ArtHouseLounge.com

I will be showing lots of my work, performance painting, giving presentations and workshops at:

June 10-13
'The AlchemEyez Visionary Art & Music Conference' on the Big Island of Hawai'i. Go to www.alchemeyez.com for more info

June 18-21
'The Cairns Winter Solstice Celebration & Sustainable Lifestyle Gathering' in Cairns, Queensland, Australia. Go to www.wintersolstice.com.au for more info

June 25
"LoomInUs" (w/ Donna Raymond & Kuba Fiedorowicz) @ Rydges Hotel. Lilo-Cairns, Australia.

July 5-9 , 6pm - 9pm
The Visionary Artist: Craft and Concept with Adam Scott Miller, MFA (USA). Townsville, QLD, Australia.
umbrella.org.au/news/156/22/Th…

July 9 - August 3, 2010
ENERGY ART MOVEMENT: "Energizing Radiance" at Gallery 56 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
www.energyartmovement.org/proj…

August 12-16
'Beloved: Oregon Open-Air Sacred Art & Music Festival'. Go to www.belovedfestival.com

Let me know if there's any opportunities I should check out!

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Contact me at VisionASM @ gmail.com for purchasing archival giclee prints on canvas, archival "luster" prints on paper, or originals.
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This December 3-5 is the Moksha Art Fair (part of Art Basel) in Miami, Florida. Astounding visual and music experience with Alex Grey, Amanda Sage, Andrew Jones, Robert Venosa, Nemo Boko, myself and other luminaries.

Here's the flyer: www.mokshafamily.org/events.ht…

The world-ascending opening of the new Temple of Visions Gallery and Sacred Space is January 9, 2010. Mark your calendars and come to have a truly incredible experience.

One more thing, on Facebook?
befriend me: Adam Scott Miller
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fan me: Art of Adam Scott Miller

I hope you are all so0o well! Blisszens.



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A "Stroke" of Insight: [link]
Creative "Flow": [link]
"Validation" short film: [link]
Imaginal Hygeine: [link]
Peru, To Hell & Back: [link]
Care2: Sign Petitions, Make a Difference
[link]
The movies Zeitgeist and Zeitgeist: Addendum: [link]
The Story of Stuff, a Consumerism Expose: [link]
Hyperspace: A Scientific Odyssey [link]
Reality Sandwich: [link]
Our Forgotten Future: [link]
Solar Waves make Earth Ring like a Bell:
[link]
Sleights of Mind: [link]
Dark matter mash-up poses new puzzle: [link]
The Daily Grail [link]
Bush's Blog [link]
Daniel Pinchbeck "Mission Possible": [link]
The Day I Died, Near-Death Experiences: [link]
BioGems: Saving Endangered Wild Places
A project of the Natural Resources Defense Council: [link]

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A "Stroke" of Insight: www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyyjU8…
Creative "Flow": www.ted.com/talks/mihaly_csiks…
"Validation" short film: www.spiritualcinemacircle.com/…
Imaginal Hygeine: www.realitysandwich.com/imagin…
Peru, To Hell & Back: www.nationalgeographic.com/adv…
Care2: Sign Petitions, Make a Difference
www.Care2.com
The movies Zeitgeist and Zeitgeist: Addendum: www.zeitgeistmovie.com
The Story of Stuff, a Consumerism Expose: storyofstuff.ethicalbrand.org/
Hyperspace: A Scientific Odyssey www.mkaku.org/articles/hypersp…
Reality Sandwich: realitysandwich.com/
Our Forgotten Future: www.realitysandwich.com/our_fo…
Solar Waves make Earth Ring like a Bell:
www.theregister.co.uk/2007/08/…
Sleights of Mind: www.nytimes.com/2007/08/21/sci…
Dark matter mash-up poses new puzzle: www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20322546/
The Daily Grail www.DailyGrail.com
Bush's Blog www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ypa75a…
Daniel Pinchbeck "Mission Possible": consciouschoice.com/2007/04/pr…
The Day I Died, Near-Death Experiences: video.google.com/videoplay?doc…
BioGems: Saving Endangered Wild Places
A project of the Natural Resources Defense Council:   www.savebiogems.org

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It's all in your head... you just have no idea how big your head is!

"Choose your visions carefully, for as even the earliest sages counseled: you become what you contemplate."
- Ken Wilber

What is within surrounds us. - Rainer Maria Rilke

If nothing we do matters, then all that matters is what we do.

Be patient with all that is unresolved in your heart. And try to love the questions themselves. Seek, but realize that not all answers may be revealed. For you wouldn't be able to live with them. And the point is to live everything, live the questions now, and perhaps without knowing it, you will live along some day into the answers.

It is not their intention to destroy... Their intention is to feed for as long as possible on the tremendous energies generated by the evolutionary struggle. Their purpose, therefore, is to prevent man from discovering the worlds inside himself, to keep his attention directed outwards. What would man be like if he could destroy these vampires, or drive them away? The first result would certainly be a tremendous sense of mental relief, a vanishing oppression, a surge of energy and optimism. Then man's energies would turn inward. He would discover that he has many 'selves', and that his higher 'selves' are what his ancestors would have called gods.
Colin Wilson, The Mind Parasites

The authority parasites try to impose a program of mind control, or soul enslavement [in order to] keep mankind distracted by material problems and concerns, imprisoned by its own fear of death, of mortality, and ignorant of its true, divine nature.

The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science. Whosoever does not know it and can no longer wonder, no longer marvel, is as good as dead, and his eyes are dimmed.
Albert Einstein

Death is not extinguishing the light; it is putting out the lamp because dawn has come.
Rabindranath Tagore

I love you all and I deeply implore you to keep the lasagna flying. Please pardon my levity, I don't see how to take death seriously. It seems absurd. – R.A.W.

We are like caterpillars, contemplating pupation. No longer will I chew on the cabbage leaves, no longer will I spend my time moving around on the underside of the foliage. Life must be a preparation for the transition to another dimension...
Terence McKenna

"Then, as if a switch were being thrown, a great voltage will race through this finally synchronized and integrated circuit called humanity. The Earth itself will be illumined. A current charging both poles will race across the skies, connecting the polar auroras in a single brilliant flash. Like an iridescent rainbow, this circumpolar energy uniting the planetary antipodes will be instantaneously understood as the external projection of the unification of the collective mind of humanity. In that moment of understanding, we shall be collectively projected into an evolutionary domain that is presently inconceivable." ~ Jose Arguelles

“Imagination lays the tracks for the reality train to follow.”
-Caroline W. Casey

"'Always' is never true; reality isn't a vast, fixed scheme trapping you without choice. At any moment you have the choice to break out of what is really trapping you--your automatic reactions dredged up from the past."
~ Deepak Chopra

Four conditions must exist if you want to find reality: Contentment, Inquiry, Self-awareness, Resilience. The conditions grow indestructibly if one's heart is open and beating by the pulse of Love.

"When you realize how perfect everything is you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky."
- Gautama Buddha

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Recently finished my first (of 5) 23-day residency for an MFA in Painting here in Cape Cod, MA.

September 30th I experienced a magnificent concert performance by Tool w/ opening band Isis in Washington, D.C.  I was fortunate enough to be on Tool's guest list.  Very cathartic and inspiring!  Too bad they were using their back-up visual screens, I suppose the main ones were broken?  Cheers!

Tool "10,000 Days" lyrics: toolshed.down.net/lyrics/10kda…

Global Ecosystems 'Face Collapse': news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/na…
Keith Obermann "The Beginning of the End": msnbc.msn.com/id/15321167/
Alex Jones' TERRORSTORM video: video.google.com/videoplay?doc…
All we need is UBUNTU news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/ma…
The Ancient Turkish-Hindu "Spiritual" Solution to War and Collective Discord: www.viewzone.com/manu/manu.htm…
Video of the heroic Keith Obermann: www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15004160/


HARPER'S WEEKLY
October 24, 2006

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WEEKLY REVIEW
President George W. Bush signed the Military Commissions Act, which suspends the right of habeas corpus for terrorism suspects and grants immunity to CIA interrogators and government officials, such as President Bush, for violations of the War Crimes Act. Domestic security officials notified seven football stadiums of a discredited threat of radiological bomb attacks out of an "abundance of caution," and the United States Coast Guard announced plans to mount 7.62 mm, M-240B machine guns on official boats in the Great Lakes. Rear Adm. John E. Crowley Jr. said, "I don't know when or if something might happen on the Great Lakes, but I don't want to learn the hard way." Furry crabs were found in Chesapeake Bay. The mid-month tally for U.S. troops killed in Iraq was 79, making October the deadliest month this year for American soldiers. The first Eskimo was killed in the Iraq war; it took 20 men a full day to dig his grave through the permafrost in a town 350 miles north of the Arctic Circle. The Maine National Guard has been offering "Flat Daddies" and "Flat Mommies," life-size cardboard cutouts of deployed service members, to spouses, children, and relatives waiting for them to return. A Gypsy pressure group filed suit to stop British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen's latest film from being shown in Germany. The group accuses him of antiziganism, or hostility to gypsies;
Cohen's fictional alter-ego Borat claimed that Gypsies had molested his horse. During a debate with his Democratic rival, Senator Conrad Burns of Montana said that President Bush (who this week compared Iraq to Vietnam) has a secret plan for winning the war, but that Bush is not going to share his plan with the world. White House press secretary Tony Snow compared the President to "one of those guys at the gym who plays about 40 chessboards at once."
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan collapsed from fasting during Ramadan. His security staff rushed him unconscious to the hospital and accidentally locked him in his car; they fought for ten minutes to break the car's reinforced windows with a sledgehammer and chisel. A Denver woman was ruled criminally insane for stabbing her 21-month-old granddaughter 62 times with a butcher knife after she received "spiritual messages from the geese flying overhead." A convicted killer on Texas death row committed suicide 15 hours before he was supposed to die by lethal injection by slitting his jugular vein with a makeshift blade; prison authorities found the message "I didn't do it" smeared in blood on the walls of his cell. An Ohio cult leader who shot and killed a family of five as they stood in a pit dug inside his barn contested his upcoming lethal injection on the grounds that it constitutes cruel and unusual punishment to execute a fat man. Coca-Cola announced plans to market a new calorie-burning green tea beverage called Enviga, and the mayor of Paris auctioned off City Hall's most expensive wines in favor of serving "little democratic wines." In Panama, 22 people died from ingesting poisoned cough syrup that contained the industrial chemical diethylene glycol, rather than the safe solvent glycerin glycol. More than 4,500 tons of polluted material, residue from the toxic sludge dumped in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, in August, have been collected since a clean-up effort began in September. Scientists identified more than 200 oceanic dead zones. The king of Spain denied that he had shot and killed a drunken bear.
Las Vegas magnate Steve Wynn elbowed a hole through Picasso's "Le Reve," a painting he had just sold for a record $139 million. Two subway trains collided at a station in Rome, killing one person and injuring more than 100. In Sri Lanka, Tamil rebels drove a truck full of explosives into a convoy of military buses, killing 92 sailors. Nearly four months after the arraignment of PFC Steven D. Green, eight other soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division faced courts-martial in Kentucky for the rape and murder of a 14-year-old Iraqi girl and the killing of her family in March. In New York a developmentally disabled handyman was hospitalized after two teenagers sodomized him at a bowling alley with a plumbing snake, and a Catholic priest acknowledged having had an intimate, two-year relationship with Mark Foley when the now-disgraced Republican congressman was a twelve-year-old altar boy. An exhibit at the Oslo Natural History Museum displayed homosexual behavior among giraffes, penguins, parrots, beetles, and whales. Radical Christian critics said organizers of the exhibition should "burn in hell." China insisted that the U.N. request, rather than require, countries to inspect North Korean cargo. An American expert called the sanctions "kabuki theater," and North Korea called them a "declaration of war." In South Korea, where scientists announced the development of a new genetically altered strain of adenovirus capable of destroying cancer cells, the government warned that North Korea might be preparing to conduct a second nuclear test. The Boy Scouts introduced a new merit badge for learning how copyright law applies to pirated movies and music. In New York City, CBGB closed, but the Russian Tea Room will reopen. Scotland Yard and the British Home Office misplaced two "extremely dangerous" terrorism suspects. One escaped from a secure psychiatric unit, and neither can be named for legal reasons. The U.S. Postal Service announced that it would phase out 23,000 stamp vending machines by 2010. A Massachusetts elementary school banned tag.





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It's all in your head... you just have no idea how big your head is!

It is not their intention to destroy... Their intention is to feed for as long as possible on the tremendous energies generated by the evolutionary struggle. Their purpose, therefore, is to prevent man from discovering the worlds inside himself, to keep his attention directed outwards. What would man be like if he could destroy these vampires, or drive them away? The first result would certainly be a tremendous sense of mental relief, a vanishing oppression, a surge of energy and optimism. Then man's energies would turn inward. He would discover that he has many 'selves', and that his higher 'selves' are what his ancestors would have called gods.
Colin Wilson, The Mind Parasites

The authority parasites try to impose a program of mind control, or soul enslavement [in order to] keep mankind distracted by material problems and concerns, imprisoned by its own fear of death, of mortality, and ignorant of its true, divine nature.

The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science. Whosoever does not know it and can no longer wonder, no longer marvel, is as good as dead, and his eyes are dimmed.
Albert Einstein

We are like caterpillars, contemplating pupation. No longer will I chew on the cabbage leaves, no longer will I spend my time moving around on the underside of the foliage. Life must be a preparation for the transition to another dimension...
Terence McKenna
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What's the brain for? amethodnotaposition.blogspot.c…

Recent filming of Alex Grey at CoSM www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yDF6C…

Short HR Giger documentary from about a decade ago. www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1Nyg0…

Great [NeoConservative Admin.] "Asshole" music video www.filmstripinternational.com…

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Sub Rosa 4 can be downloaded at The Daily Grail www.dailygrail.com , the magazine should be published in print this summer.  The topics include UFO and technology extraordinaire Jacques Vallee, Mary Magdalene, Skinwalker Ranch, Leary and Crowley, and cryptozoologist Loren Coleman.  I think all of you would find great interest in it.  If you can, it would be wonderful to make a donation.

For the next 2 Mays and 3 Septembers I'll be going to Provincetown, MA, US to attend the Fine Art Work Center, a part of the Massachusetts College of Art to earn a MFA in Painting.
I also just recently found out that my "How to Make Amends?" ( www.deviantart.com/view/124253… )has been accepted into the Society of Illustrators student competition.   This is a pretty big deal for me because the SI is the most highly respected illustration competition there is and thus is great for an in illustrative resume.  My artwork will be on display in the Society of Illustrators gallery in NYC through May.

As a prelude to this week's summary of this week's news, here's one of my favorite old poems NEPTUNE ENTELECHY, with its accompanying piece www.deviantart.com/view/808687… .


Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds rising,
10 billion reflective satellite cells firing,
collective perspective hive breathing.
The occulted fire distilled in the sea of body,
tidal tug across the planes beneath solar wind induction.
Sunspots cultivate the brain's constellation cryptogram Mandelbrot map,
betwixt molecular crystal lattice embryogenesis.
Narcotic gemstones dance on the rotating celestial chalice rim of our-glass.
Sands drip as gravity congeals the impedance that's lead to understanding.
Double-bubbles fuse at the junction for communication conduction,
vibratory cerebro-chemical ejaculation.
Ethereal sparks toward the pulsating galactic core of perfect-ion.
The free and infinite ocean of bubbling fermented being coagulates,
and stares back from star-gate in the dew of the deep.
Alchemical harvest on zero-pointed waving backdrop of time-emittance.
Thunder gives the warning for quickening coming cyclone of orange.
It's now mushrooming midnight and the clockwork's trident is about to ring 13.
Ensuing meltdown into the marbleized wax matrix interface.
Quintessential alarm sounds from behind the sun dispelling the shadow-play.
Non-linear bloodline awakens to the gateway,
wherein the jewel within the lotus reveals who is Sirius,
and the flickering fetus goes nova.
Global vertebrae axis pole-shifts into ecliptic unity.
Critical mass compassion transmutates in illumination amidst resurrection.
Chronologic quantum joke to the cosmic yoke.
It's a matter of time De-eMpTied.
POP! Creation ate itself.


HARPER'S WEEKLY
May 30, 2006

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WEEKLY REVIEW
In Iraq over 66 people were killed in attacks, including two CBS News employees when their convoy was struck by a car bomb; a CBS correspondent was seriously injured in the same attack. In Baghdad two tennis players and their coach were killed for wearing shorts, and a Marine helicopter was shot down over the Anbar province. Soldiers were developing emotional relationships with their bomb-defusing robots. "Please fix Scooby Doo," said one soldier, "because he saved my life." Senator John Warner called for hearings into the killings of more than 20 civilians in Haditha by U.S. Marines in 2005, and it was reported that, since 2003, 8,600 British troops had gone AWOL in Iraq; 929 were still missing. Riots broke out in Afghanistan after a U.S. military truck went out of control and killed some civilians. Osama bin Laden released an audiotape in which he claimed that convicted terrorist conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui was not involved in the September 11 attacks. "Brother Moussaoui was arrested two weeks before the events," said bin Laden, "and if he had known something—even very little—about the September 11 group, we would have informed the leader of the operation, Mohamed Atta, and the others . . . to leave America before being discovered." British MP George Galloway said that an assassin would be "morally justified" in killing Prime Minister Tony Blair. Seventy-five prisoners were on hunger strike at Guantanamo Bay prison, and a charity organization published a report claiming that 60 minors ages 14 and older have been held at the prison. President George W. Bush signed into law the Respect for America's Fallen Heroes Act, which limits protests at military funerals. In Ontario, Canada, a man was arrested ten minutes after stealing a hand-held vagina. "He had used it," said a constable.
An earthquake in Indonesia killed more than 5,000 people, flooding in Thailand killed more than 100 people, and four Russian soldiers were killed in Chechnya. The government of Burma extended the house arrest of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi for an unspecified amount of time. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called on the Hamas-led Palestinian Authority to accept the goal of establishing a Palestinian state (and thus acknowledge Israel's right to exist); if Hamas does not comply, he said that he will call a national referendum on the issue. A gay-rights rally in Moscow turned violent when activists were attacked and beaten by anti-gay protesters. "Moscow," shouted the protesters, "is not Sodom!" In Germany, at the official opening of the Hauptbahnhof, the largest railway station in Europe, a man went on a rampage and stabbed 35 people. Because one of the first people he stabbed was HIV positive, concerns were raised that some of the subsequently stabbed may also become infected. A team of researchers in southern Cameroon said that they had found wild chimpanzees carrying the SIVcpz virus, thought to be the precursor to HIV. In Washington, D.C., police searched the 50 acres of office space in the Rayburn House Office Building to find that the "gunfire" that precipitated a several hour lockdown was actually a pneumatic hammer.
Former Enron executives Kenneth Lay and Jeffrey Skilling were found guilty of conspiracy and fraud, and in San Diego a man named Lawrence Christopher Smith was sentenced to 84 years to life in prison for shooting and killing a man named Dom Perignon Champagne. A Nebraska judge sentenced a man convicted of sexually assaulting a child to probation because the man is too short for prison. The Supreme Court voted unanimously that police may enter a house without a warrant in order to break up a fight. President Bush ordered that the documents seized by the FBI in a raid on the offices of Representative William Jefferson, a Louisiana Democrat, must be sealed for 45 days, so that Congress and the Justice Department can determine exactly how material seized from Congressional offices should be reviewed. The Justice Department denied reports that Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert (who publicly criticized the FBI for raiding Jefferson's offices) was under investigation for his relationship with former lobbyist Jack Abramoff. Hastert said that the FBI was planting stories in the media to discredit him. Jack Kevorkian was very ill and reportedly had less than a year to live. In Australia, a psychiatrist named Stephen Allnutt testified that financier Brendan Francis McMahon had believed he was helping animals when he mutilated 17 rabbits and a guinea pig while under the influence of methamphetamine. "I wonder," McMahon reportedly said, "if I made a mistake because I never asked the rabbits?" Scientists in North Carolina said that they could grow new, functional rabbit penises, and a jury in Illinois awarded a woman $5 million in compensation for her ruined vagina. In Norway a grevling, or badger, wrecked a man's bedroom. An analysis of FCC decisions found that the following terms or phrases are neither indecent nor profane: "a lot of crap," "ass is huge," "ass," "bitch," "damn," "dick," "dickhead," "fire his ass," "for Christ's sake," "hell," "kick-ass," "kiss my ass," "my ass," "pissed off," "poop," "sex with a dog," "singers that suck," "sit their asses down," "sucked," "up yours," "wiping his ass," and "you suck." NASA scientists claimed that they could extract oxygen from lunar soil, Pat Robertson claimed to have leg-pressed 2,000 pounds, and Senator Bill Frist helped give a gorilla a root canal. A study found that most British men are cry babies. A Sherpa stood naked on the summit of Mount Everest.





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It's all in your head... you just have no idea how big your head is!

It is not their intention to destroy... Their intention is to feed for as long as possible on the tremendous energies generated by the evolutionary struggle. Their purpose, therefore, is to prevent man from discovering the worlds inside himself, to keep his attention directed outwards. What would man be like if he could destroy these vampires, or drive them away? The first result would certainly be a tremendous sense of mental relief, a vanishing oppression, a surge of energy and optimism. Then man's energies would turn inward. He would discover that he has many 'selves', and that his higher 'selves' are what his ancestors would have called gods.
Colin Wilson, The Mind Parasites

Exec #2: Yeah, I've had a team working on this over the past few weeks, and what we've come up with can be reduced to two fundamental concepts. One: People aren't wearing enough hats. Two: Matter is energy. In the universe there are many energy fields which we cannot normally perceive. Some energies have a spiritual source which act upon a person's soul. However, this "soul" does not exist ab initio as orthodox Christianity teaches; it has to be brought into existence by a process of guided self-observation. However, this is rarely achieved owing to man's unique ability to be distracted from spiritual matters by everyday trivia.

Exec #3: What was that about hats again?

Exec #2: Oh, Uh... people aren't wearing enough - Monty Python's "The Meaning of Life".

When a human imagines, he actually creates a form on the Astral or even on some higher plane; and this form is as real and objective to intelligent beings on that plane, as our earthly surroundings are to us.

"Time, space and knowledge are the most basic facets of human experience. They are the Being of our being as it manifests in this world. Space allows the world of objects to appear, time makes possible the sequence of events that gives order to our lives; knowledge gives meaning and significance to whatever appears or unfolds. Time and space are the ordinary stuff of existence, which ordinary knowledge aims to know."
(KNOWLEDGE OF TIME AND SPACE - Tarthang Tulku)

_The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science. Whosoever does not know it and can no longer wonder, no longer marvel, is as good as dead, and his eyes are dimmed.
Albert Einstein
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The origin of civilization has ceaselessly been a heatedly debated topic. This question precedes all the answers we have given ourselves, including the predominant mystery of why we are and how we got here.  I will attempt an excavation intended for further resolve by elucidating the connections between Sumer, semiotics, and the brain, in the context of historical-human development from pictographic writing to cuneiform.  This shift of communication media may have been a pivotal facilitator of neural evolution and thus, lead to a great diversification of cultural and civilizing faculties.
While it is true that the terms "civilization" and "culture" count as synonyms in general usage, and that every distinction maybe be somewhat arbitrary, there are etymological reasons for preferences in their use.  The word "culture," with its overtones of something like organic coagulation, something grown through tradition rather than made- has its root meaning as "to cultivate". Anthropologists usually use the term "culture" to refer to the universal human capacity to classify, codify and communicate their experiences symbolically. The word "civilization, on the other hand, appeals to the sense of people being primarily political-economical creatures of complex societal structures who abide by a code of laws.
Sumer was the oldest civilization and the first to develop written language. The most important archaeological discoveries in Sumer are a large number of tablets written in cuneiform (wedge-shaped writing). Sumerian pre-cuneiform script has been discovered on tablets dating to around 3500 BCE.  The Sumerian language of ancient Sumer was spoken in Southern Mesopotamia from at least the 4000 BCE. Sumerian was replaced by Akkadian as a spoken language around 2000 BCE, but continued to be used as a sacred, ceremonial and scientific language in Mesopotamia until about 1 AD.
The Sumerian language is generally regarded as being isolated in linguistics because it belongs to no known language family. There have been many failed attempts to connect Sumerian to other language groups. It is an agglutinative language; in other words, morphemes (units of meaning) are added together to create words.
Sumerians invented picture-hieroglyphs (pictograms) that developed into later cuneiform, and theirs is the oldest known written human language. An extremely large body of hundreds of thousands of texts in the Sumerian language has survived, the great majority of these on baked clay tablets. Known Sumerian texts include personal and business letters and transactions, receipts, laws, hymns and prayers, magical incantations, and scientific texts including mathematics, astronomy, and medicine. While all new media (forms of communication) undergo a phase where the audience feels as if reality was both susceptible, invoked, and enacted by the medium, as if falling through the looking glass; and where this process is both feared as leading to insanity and admired for its magical abilities; the Sumerians possess a special place in our history as the bridging culture between vocally transmitted knowledge and literature. And although, despite their overwhelming cultural-influence on all Western civilization (including Judaism), the Sumerian language does not live on in any shape or form.  Just to elucidate that latter statement for a moment, the Sumerians were the proto-culture for all the Tigris and Euphrates cultures, including the Babylonians, Assyrians, and Hebrews. They were the first to codify laws in the Code of Hammurabi, although their codification of laws were more direct than our rationalist, philosophical view of laws. Rather, laws covered everything in society, and cities in Sumer compared themselves by the efficacy of their laws. Also, their myths live on in the myths of others as archetypes: such as the fertility goddesss, the snake, the flood, and the mythic dissolution of the one inherent language into the babble of diversified language protocols.  Enki (or Ea, as known to the Babylonians), one of two brothers fathered by the top-tier god Anu, was the god of light, freshwater (often depicted with water flowing from his palms), wisdom, civilization, and language- as the recognized benefactor of humanity.
In his book "The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind", Julian Jaynes argues that early man was not conscious in the modern sense, lacking self-awareness and could not think of oneself as an independent, self-willed "I". Instead, the right brain formulated ideas and plans, which were perceived by the left brain as literal voices emanating from outside oneself. In effect, Jaynes says, early man hallucinated constantly, living his life by obeying voices. This is where the gods came from. Each person's god accompanied him constantly through life, always telling him what to do.  
What is there to recommend such a bizarre theory? For one thing, Jaynes points out, it explains the preponderance of living, speaking gods in Sumerian and Assyrian texts, and in the Bible and the internal mythological journey. Early man wrote about gods because they were a factual, daily part of his life.  Jaynes also draws from studies of modern schizophrenics, whom he argues are simply regressions to ancient forms of consciousness, and various neurological studies of left and right-brainedness.  It has been discovered that both schizophrenics and split-brain patients perceive their thoughts as not originating from themselves and lack a self-referential ability to communicate.  Notably, both have distorted or altogether destroyed corpus callosums.
Where did the deities go? Jaynes argues that a series of catastrophes and contacts with other cultures forced human beings to integrate the left and right brains and become self-aware, self-willed beings in order to cope with the increasing complexity of the world.  Also, a translation of a cuneiform tablet "The Nam-Shub of Enki" ("Spell of Enki") from the epic tale "Enmerkar and the Land of Aratta" seems to be perhaps a facilitator of this socio-lingual transformation into self-referential consciousness.
Jaynes hypothesizes socio-biological reasons for this shift. Jaynes suggests that prior to human consciousness as we know of it today, the hemispheric partioning of the brain acted schizophrenically to induce behavior.  The logical left-hemisphere created orders that the right-hemisphere intrepreted as divine commands to act out.  Thus, the Sumerian conception of laws, known as the Me [?!], seemed more like a software that was executed by the neural hardware of the people, rather than obeyed.  Certainly many people have theorized that there was no conception of Self at some point in our written history, including as late as the Old Testament, and if take it as the truth, then it was the emergence of Self that led to the destruction of language. After all, society was no longer a hive mind, controlled by the writers of the laws (ensi-priests), but a contentious lot of individuals for which (at the time) there was no protocol to order them (governance; note that governance is different from algorithms, though may abide by such).
What spurred on the creation of Self is heavily mythologized tradition.  Certainly eating the fruit from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil (which before was left to the right brain's abode of deities), the loss of innocence, is the myth of the acquisition of Self.  But what was that fruit in reality?  What did happen at Babel?
One theory suggests there was a "Lethal Text".  This was a story, an incantation in a sense, a magickal spell, a law, an algorithm that interfered with and transfigured the mind. Since the Sumerians believed in the directness of speech, a form of language devoid of symbol-symbolized dichotomies, where speech and thought and action were essentially equivalent, it was natural that the disrupting process was itself language. In their case, it was their light god Enki's spell of babble, a cuneiform tablet describing a story of the destruction of language that had itself the effect of destroying language. Much like a quine (a self-referential symbol-system), it was folded on itself so it told the story of its own actual action. It was, in short, a 'Lethal Text': a text that destroys text.
The "Spell of Enki" seems to be two things: it is a story of linguistic disintegration, and it is an incantation that supposedly causes linguistic disintegration. To hear the tale is to lose the power of understanding speech. It tells of Enki, who "changed the speech" of the population to "put contention into it." This, of course, is similar in content to the Babel legend, where god disrupted the linguistic unity of the people in order to stop the Tower from being built.
It is interesting that many stories about lethal texts and/or linguistic viruses invoke ancient mythology, as if the ancients knew things about language which have been forgotten in the modern world.  Jaynes posits that new kind of "unicameral" (though our brain's hemispheres are not entirely united in sync, yet) consciousness swept like a virus through the ancient world, destroying what had been a kind of Edenic innocence, and cites, as evidence Sumerian inscriptions that are structured much like nam-shubs.
The nam-shubs suggest a magickal theory of language, in which the only kind of utterance that can cause the breakdown of language is one that also happens to talk about the breakdown of language. In other words, the surface meaning of the incantation is crucial to its deep effect.
Now what was this bicameral mind?  As known to contemporary brain biologists- there are three speech areas, mostly located in the left hemisphere. They are: the supplemental motor cortex; Broca's area; and Wernicke's area.  Jaynes focuses on Wernicke's area, which is chiefly the posterior part of the left temporal lobe. It is Wernicke's area that is crucial for human speech.
Pursuing the bicameral mind and what structure serves as a channel between the two main regions, the focus is on the corpus callosum. The corpus callosum is an arched bridge of overlapping channels of nerve fiber located between the brain's hemispheres. It serves as the hub of inter-hemispheric communication, allowing associative sharing of input through its 7 sub-regions and weaving the countless aspects of sensory information into a higher-order whole.  In human brains the corpus callosum can be likened to a small bridge by its form and function, a band of transverse fibers, only slightly more than one-eighth of an inch in diameter. This bridge "collects from most of the temporal lobe cortex but particularly the middle gyrus of the temporal lobe in Wernicke's area." And it was this bridge that served as the means by which the "gods" who dwelled in one hemisphere of the human brain were able to give "directions" to the other hemisphere. It is like thinking of the "two hemispheres of the brain almost as two individuals." Because the callosal fibers interconnect so much of the cerebral cortex, especially that cortex considered associative, it has often been suggested that they serve some of the "highest," most educable, and characteristically human functions of the cerebrum.
Jaynes says on page 171, "The bicameral mind (two-chamber mind) is one that functions as an unconscious, two-step process. Automatic reactions and thoughts originate in the right hemisphere of the brain and are transmitted to the left hemisphere as instructions to be acted upon. The bicameral functioning is nature's automatic, learned mode of response without regard to conscious thinking. By contrast, man-made consciousness functions through a deliberate, volitional thought process that is independent of nature's bicameral thought process."
Many evolutionary scientists claim that beliefs of the religious sort are 'hard-wired' into our brains.  This neurological adaptation seems to have been selected because, despite some obvious aberrations and exceptions, religious beliefs generally strengthen society and therefore aid the survival of our species- just like our propensity to love, or our universal inclination to live by laws.  But even if religion does exactly what the evolutionists say it does, the central problem remains. We may have learnt something more about the workings of society and its institutions, but we are no nearer to understanding why the common ground of all religions everywhere should consist of remarkable, unproven and deeply illogical beliefs in immaterial levels of reality and their alleged influences upon our daily lives.  Yet, if they provide no advantage, then how are we to explain the fact that every human society throughout recorded history has been so thoroughly dominated and entranced by such beliefs?
According to Professor David Lewis-Williams, such ideas are not part of the normal, predictable currency of everyday life but arise from the universal human neurological capacity to enter 'altered states of consciousness'- states of deep trance in which extremely realistic hallucinations are experienced.  We might feel very sure that there is no more to reality than the material world in which we live, but we cannot prove that this is the case.  Theoretically there could be other realms, other dimensions, as all religious traditions and quantum physics alike maintain.  Theoretically the brain could be as much a receiver and translator as a generator of consciousness.  Thus, it might be fine-tuned in altered states to pick up wavelengths [of light-language] that are normally not accessible to us.
As certain modes of consciousness-perception are no longer necessary, new software is introduced that demands a change in neural hardware.  Many protocols are within our capacity allowing our minds access to new ways of thinking, and thus, being.  These perhaps higher-functionality protocols are 'altered states of consciousness', including any technique (writing, art, dance, meditation, contemplation, entheogen taking, etc.) that invokes a state of trance and focused (or alternatively very defocused) attention.  These states bring the awareness to a level of perception where the Self is sensed in a very new way, in contrast to the current default sensory envelope.  Perhaps, outside our current envelope of lingual identification is the principle of Enki waiting with the next nam-shub.  All this implies that inside us is what the ancient Sumerians knew as Anunnaki deities, and thus, due to our self-referential mode of conscience and being- we are responsible for shaping our thoughts and actions the way we would hope deity would shape us.


The Nam-Shub of Enki corpuscallosum.cc/cuneiform_sc…

Once upon a time, there was no snake, there was no scorpion,

    There was no hyena, there was no lion,

    There was no wild dog, no wolf,

    There was no fear, no terror,

    Man had no rival.


    In those days, the land Shubur-Hamazi,

    Harmony-tongued Sumer, the great land of the me of princeship,

    Uri, the land having all that is appropriate,

    The land Martu, resting in security,

    The whole universe, the people well cared for,

    To Enlil in one tongue gave speech.


    Then the lord defiant, the prince defiant, the king defiant,

    Enki, the lord of abundance, whose commands are trustworthy,

    The lord of wisdom, who scans the land,

    The leader of the gods,

    The lord of Eridu, endowed with wisdom,

    Changed the speech in their mouths, put contention into it,

    Into the speech of man that had been one.

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Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative, www.cdli.ucla.edu/
Forty, Jo. Mythology: A Visual Encyclopedia. PRC Publishing Ltd. 1999.
Frankfort, Henri. The Birth of Civilization in the Near East. Ernest Benn Ltd / Barnes and Noble Inc. 1968.
Frankfort, Henri. The Art and Architecture of the Ancient Orient. Yale University Press. 1996.
Gwendolyn Leick. A Dictionary of Ancient Near Eastern Mythology. London. Routledge. 1991.
Howard, Pierce J., Ph.D. The Owner's Manual for the Brain. Bard Press. 1999.
Korzybski, Alfred. Science and Sanity: An Introduction to Non-Aristotelian Systems and General Semantics. Institute of General Semantics. 1995.
Kramer, Samuel Noah, & Maier, John, Myths of Enki, the Crafty God, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1989.
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Rand McNally. Atlas of World History.  Reed International Books, Ltd. 1995.
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Recent filming of Alex Grey at CoSM www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yDF6C…

Short HR Giger documentary from about a decade ago. www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1Nyg0…

Great [NeoConservative Admin.] "Asshole" music video www.filmstripinternational.com…

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Sub Rosa 4 can be downloaded at The Daily Grail www.dailygrail.com , the magazine should be published in print this summer.  The topics include UFO and technology extraordinaire Jacques Vallee, Mary Magdalene, Skinwalker Ranch, Leary and Crowley, and cryptozoologist Loren Coleman.  I think all of you would find great interest in it.  If you can, it would be wonderful to make a donation.

Tonight I was lucky enough to have seen the advance showing of 'V for Vendetta'.  This is one of the most important films ever.  Sociopolitically and spiritually... 'tis absolutely sagacious.

I just finished sending off my low-residency graduate school applications this week.  I'm applying to Union State & University in Montpelier Vermont, Goddard College in Plainfield Vermont, and the Massachusett College of Art's Fine Art Work Center in Boston/Provincetown.  Next week I might also apply to Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

I also just recently found out that my "How to Make Amends?" ( www.deviantart.com/view/124253… )has been accepted into the Society of Illustrators student competition.   This is a pretty big deal for me because the SI is the most highly respected illustration competition there is and thus is great for an in illustrative resume.  My artwork will be on display in the Society of Illustrators gallery in NYC through May.

As a prelude to this week's summary of this week's news, here's one of my favorite old poems NEPTUNE ENTELECHY, with its accompanying piece www.deviantart.com/view/808687… .


Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds rising,
10 billion reflective satellite cells firing,
collective perspective hive breathing.
The occulted fire distilled in the sea of body,
tidal tug across the planes beneath solar wind induction.
Sunspots cultivate the brain's constellation cryptogram Mandelbrot map,
betwixt molecular crystal lattice embryogenesis.
Narcotic gemstones dance on the rotating celestial chalice rim of our-glass.
Sands drip as gravity congeals the impedance that's lead to understanding.
Double-bubbles fuse at the junction for communication conduction,
vibratory cerebro-chemical ejaculation.
Ethereal sparks toward the pulsating galactic core of perfect-ion.
The free and infinite ocean of bubbling fermented being coagulates,
and stares back from star-gate in the dew of the deep.
Alchemical harvest on zero-pointed waving backdrop of time-emittance.
Thunder gives the warning for quickening coming cyclone of orange.
It's now mushrooming midnight and the clockwork's trident is about to ring 13.
Ensuing meltdown into the marbleized wax matrix interface.
Quintessential alarm sounds from behind the sun dispelling the shadow-play.
Non-linear bloodline awakens to the gateway,
wherein the jewel within the lotus reveals who is Sirius,
and the flickering fetus goes nova.
Global vertebrae axis pole-shifts into ecliptic unity.
Critical mass compassion transmutates in illumination amidst resurrection.
Chronologic quantum joke to the cosmic yoke.
It's a matter of time De-eMpTied.
POP! Creation ate itself.


HAHARPER'S WEEKLY
May 2, 2006

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WEEKLY REVIEW
Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the leader of Al Qaeda in Iraq, released a video in which he showed his face and claimed that the Bush Administration had lied about its military victories. "America," said Zarqawi, "will go out of Iraq, humiliated, defeated." The United States announced that it would free 141 of the 490 "enemy combatants" at the Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba because they do not threaten U.S. security after all. In Dahab, Egypt, three bombings killed 30 people, and in Baquba, Iraq, about the same number of people died in fighting. President George W. Bush pointed out that not drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge was depriving the United States of one million barrels of oil per day, and it was reported that Iraq's oil production had dropped by one million barrels per day since the U.S. invasion. In New York City tens of thousands of people marched against the war in Iraq, and in Washington, D.C., five members of Congress, all Democrats, were arrested outside the Sudanese embassy for protesting the genocide in Darfur. It was revealed that in 2005 the FBI had, without court approval, obtained from bank and credit card companies and telephone and Internet companies information on 3,501 U.S. citizens and legal residents. Iran, under criticism for its nuclear program, accused the United States of using "illegitimate and open threats to use force against the Islamic Republic of Iran." Scientists in Florida were working to improve a "brain port" device that will allow soldiers to perceive things through their tongues. New construction began at Ground Zero.
A Quebec family was offering a reward for their mother's head, which had been hacked from her corpse a year ago. "Each morning," said one family member, "when we get up, we ask ourselves: 'Where is the head? Will it show up on our lawn one morning?'" Chinese bra producers were offering larger sizes to meet increased demand, China announced that it would ban heavy snorers from its army, and a Chinese man used eBay to buy an old MiG fighter jet to decorate his office. It was reported that lobbyists had once provided former (now imprisoned) Representative Randy "Duke" Cunningham with free limousine service, free access to hotel suites, and the services of prostitutes; it was also reported that the limousine service that was used to ferry the prostitutes had received a contract worth $21 million from the Department of Homeland Security. The Louisiana state senate approved a bill that bans abortion except when the procedure can save a woman's life; an amendment to allow exceptions in the cases of women who have been raped or are victims of incest was defeated. It was reported that the Vatican might permit people with AIDS to use condoms, if they are married, although abstinence would still be preferred. A Vatican official also called on Catholics to boycott the "Da Vinci Code" movie. In Singapore an 18-year-old man, ashamed of his small penis, committed suicide by jumping from a building, and President Bush named Tony Snow, a Fox News host, as the new White House press secretary. The U.S. military, short of buglers who can play taps at military funerals, was waiting for an order of 700 automated $500 digital bugles. After 15,000 tries a California scientist was able to teach starlings some grammar.
A farmer in Brazil pleaded guilty to killing a 73-year-old nun; the farmer had been paid by two ranchers to shoot the nun after she attempted to stop the ranchers from clearing a section of rainforest. The Mexican senate passed a bill legalizing the possession of small amounts of marijuana, opium, cocaine, and heroin; President Vicente Fox was expected to approve the bill. In Loreto, Mexico, a 17-year-old boy was killed at a horse race when he attempted to stop a horse from reaching the finish line by jumping in front of it, and in Denver, Colorado, a 17-year-old boy on his first bucking bronco ride was killed when the horse rolled on top of him. "It was," said his mother, "his first and last ride." A couple in Milford Township, Pennsylvania, were suing a veterinarian for faking the death of their dog and then giving the dog to someone else. A wheelchair-bound woman in Florida, who refused to put down a knife and a hammer, died after being tasered by policemen, and a Liverpool, England, man was sentenced to 100 hours of community service for getting drunk and singing "YMCA" on a flight from Florida to Manchester while his wife wept and comforted their three children. "He makes no excuses," said the man's lawyer, "for his loutish, idiotic behavior." Jane Jacobs and John Kenneth Galbraith died. Twenty percent of U.S. teenagers admitted to huffing household products in order to get high, and Keith Richards fell out of a coconut tree.




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It's all in your head... you just have no idea how big your head is!

It is not their intention to destroy... Their intention is to feed for as long as possible on the tremendous energies generated by the evolutionary struggle. Their purpose, therefore, is to prevent man from discovering the worlds inside himself, to keep his attention directed outwards. What would man be like if he could destroy these vampires, or drive them away? The first result would certainly be a tremendous sense of mental relief, a vanishing oppression, a surge of energy and optimism. Then man's energies would turn inward. He would discover that he has many 'selves', and that his higher 'selves' are what his ancestors would have called gods.
Colin Wilson, The Mind Parasites

Exec #2: Yeah, I've had a team working on this over the past few weeks, and what we've come up with can be reduced to two fundamental concepts. One: People aren't wearing enough hats. Two: Matter is energy. In the universe there are many energy fields which we cannot normally perceive. Some energies have a spiritual source which act upon a person's soul. However, this "soul" does not exist ab initio as orthodox Christianity teaches; it has to be brought into existence by a process of guided self-observation. However, this is rarely achieved owing to man's unique ability to be distracted from spiritual matters by everyday trivia.

Exec #3: What was that about hats again?

Exec #2: Oh, Uh... people aren't wearing enough - Monty Python's "The Meaning of Life".

When a human imagines, he actually creates a form on the Astral or even on some higher plane; and this form is as real and objective to intelligent beings on that plane, as our earthly surroundings are to us.

"Time, space and knowledge are the most basic facets of human experience. They are the Being of our being as it manifests in this world. Space allows the world of objects to appear, time makes possible the sequence of events that gives order to our lives; knowledge gives meaning and significance to whatever appears or unfolds. Time and space are the ordinary stuff of existence, which ordinary knowledge aims to know."
(KNOWLEDGE OF TIME AND SPACE - Tarthang Tulku)

_The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science. Whosoever does not know it and can no longer wonder, no longer marvel, is as good as dead, and his eyes are dimmed.
Albert Einstein
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Narcy Goes to Qliphoth Land

Wed Mar 8, 2006, 5:45 PM
Oh, oo, ah, aye, ee, mm, ng

Very busy getting together application documents and portfolio for low-residency graduate schools.  Here's three photos of my small gallery showing that is up now at my school in Baltimore.
www.deviantart.com/view/298143…
www.deviantart.com/view/298144…
www.deviantart.com/view/298146…

Climate Change: On the Edge www.commondreams.org/views06/0…

New Digital Brush Makes the World Your Palette www.livescience.com/technology…

Biocosm, The New Scientific Theory of Evolution www.kurzweilai.net/meme/frame.…

Darwin's warm pond theory tested and found to be unlikely. news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/4… The seeds of life came from up there.

One of the most costly frauds (both in terms of money and human suffering) that has ever been perpetrated on the public. Politics and Suppression in the "War on Cancer" www.suppressedscience.net/canc…

Iran Attack?! - Turning America Into A Straussian Totalitarian State www.rense.com/general69/totali…

As a prelude to this week's news summary is my 2.5 yr old poem"Rectal Requiem", analagous to its coinciding work "Narcy Goes to Qliphoth Land" (the image seems to have been erased? but I have just now replaced it with another copy) www.deviantart.com/view/808667…

Dark clouds erupt and swirl as
you ignore the smoke signals
for the oncoming storm.
The old predatory structures panic
as their tumorous armor gives way to the revealing.
Found as a folded amassment,
lost in the glittering puddle.
Sealed and isolated in the rigid high tower
you locked the doors and escaped the windows into this
grand loft of a city built on shells and dust.
Lying like an intoxicated martyr on lead cement,
crowned by ravenous self-exaltedness.
You fear what lies outside the dogmatic encrustations,
paralyzed prisoner of these insecure delusions.
Refusing to shed the ego's spiked blood,
it has been fermenting for far too long.
Diseased with the virus of inescapable paradox,
rapaciously justifying vanity's denials.
Mocking enslaver of the innocent,
revengeful accuser,
defiler of the fallen.
You trampled the inborn love
now you are cold, cracked, atrophied and lifeless.
Sucked dry and choked of essence by the very forms
that supported the pompous pedestal.
Ignorant and blind behind your dearest mask,
caught behind the costume.
All that you gave of yourself to the cup
were heaps of shit
and you spewed your innards round
to blanket the precious,
broken shell of vampiric darkness.
The breaks have broken
and the tower's remnants are pulled down
by the unrelenting undertow.
Collapsed, sunken and dispersed
to the bottom of the pool,
fertilizer for the roots,
at the bottom.


HARPER'S WEEKLY
March 7, 2006

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WEEKLY REVIEW
More than 100 people were killed in fighting in Iraq. "I think," said the U.S. ambassador to Iraq, "the country came to the brink of civil war. But Iraqis decided that they didn't want to go down that path." In the Baghdad area, Sunni militants were evicting Shiites from their homes. "We want you out of here by 8 p.m. tomorrow," one man was told.  "If we find you here, we will kill you." President George W.  Bush said that Iraq's choice was between "chaos or unity," and it was reported that the White House had ignored repeated warnings about the growing capabilities of the Iraqi insurgency. "This was stuff," said a former high-ranking intelligence official, "the White House and the Pentagon did not want to hear." The U.S. State Department asked for $100 million for the reconstruction of Iraqi prisons. Saddam Hussein told a court that, after a 1982 attempt to assassinate him failed in Dujail, north of Baghdad, he ordered trials for 148 Iraqis and had the local orchards razed. Hussein insisted that his actions were lawful; all of those tried were later executed or tortured to death. Only 75 psychiatrists remained in Iraq. In Pakistan, four people, including a U.S. diplomat, were killed in a suicide bombing. The European Union approved a $140 million aid package for Palestine. In France far-right groups were criticized for serving pork soup to the poor with the intent of discriminating against observant Muslims and Jews. "We are all pig eaters!" chanted a crowd of soup activists. "We are all pig eaters!" An Italian commission found that the Soviet Union organized the shooting of Pope John Paul II in 1981. A videotape emerged showing President Bush being warned that Hurricane Katrina could flood New Orleans, and it was revealed that the Bush Administration had lowered the fines for mine safety violations and failed to collect nearly one half of the fines levied. President Bush's approval rating fell to 34 percent, and Vice President Dick Cheney's approval rating fell to 18 percent.  Bush proposed legislation to give the President a line-item veto, even though the Supreme Court ruled in 1998 that a line-item veto was unconstitutional, and it was rumored that Cheney would retire in 2007.
A physicist at Mahatma Gandhi University in Kottayam, India, speculated that the "red rain" that fell in the Kerala district of western India in 2001 was filled with extraterrestrial, bacteria-like material from a passing comet. President Bush, after a brief stop in Afghanistan, visited India, where he was met by 100,000 protesters in New Delhi; he promised to provide India with nuclear fuel and expertise. At least 65 dogs in the President's security detail were put up at a five-star hotel in New Delhi; hotel staff were told to address the dogs as "sergeant" or "major." Laura Bush counted to five on Indian children's TV.  "She loved Boombah," said an official from a television studio, "the giant, cuddly, Punjabi-rapping lion." Condoleezza Rice appeared on television lifting weights and stretching at the gym. "You'd be surprised," she said, "how many places around the world have gyms or exercise machines." It was reported that U.S. prisons often shackle women prisoners during childbirth, and a study found that laws requiring minors to obtain parental consent before receiving an abortion have had almost no effect on the number of abortions performed. "I would have told my mother anyway," said a 16-year-old abortionee in Pennsylvania.  Wal-Mart announced that it would begin to sell the morning-after pill, but would not require pharmacists to fill prescriptions if the pill offends them. In Vietnam musician Paul Gadd, also known as Gary Glitter, was found guilty of sexually abusing two preteen girls. He will be jailed for three years and must pay the girls' families 5 million dong.
AT&T announced that it would purchase Bell South for $67 billion and eliminate 10,000 jobs. A cat died of bird flu in Germany. Scientists, some funded by the U.S. military, continued their research into controlling the brains of monkeys and sharks. "We believe," said a researcher at the University of Washington, Seattle, "we are the first to record neural activity from a monkey doing a somersault." Researchers in Chicago verified that a quantum computer does not have to perform any calculations in order to arrive at results. A Rhode Island man who attempted to pay down a large balance on his JCPenney charge card was told that the payment would be delayed because it first had to be approved by Homeland Security. The Senate renewed the Patriot Act and sent it to the House; the House is expected to pass the legislation soon. Former U.S. Representative Randy "Duke" Cunningham was sentenced to eight years, four months in federal prison for accepting bribes, and the Pentagon released the names of the inmates at Guantanamo Bay as part of 5,000 pages of hearing transcripts; one man, Abdur Sayed Rahman, a Pakistani chicken farmer, was apparently held because his name was similar to that of Taliban deputy minister Abdur Zahid Rahman. The Kenyan government raided a newspaper that had been critical of government corruption, along with an affiliated TV station. "If you rattle a snake," said Internal Security Minister John Michuki, "you must be prepared to be bitten by it." In Columbus, Ohio, a 54-year-old man was in jail after being caught hiding in bathrooms to collect the urine of adolescent boys. "I'm drinking their youth," he explained. The White House announced that it would step up its efforts to control leaks. Author Octavia Butler died, and a British astronomer named Gerry Gilmore predicted that ground-based telescopes would be useless within 40 years because of climate change and jet contrails. "You either give up your cheap trips to Majorca," he said, "or you give up astronomy." In Nassau County, New York, a newborn baby was run over by several different vehicles; its sex and race could not be determined. Global warming forced the organizers of Alaska's Iditarod dogsled race to move the race 30 miles north, and investigators found that termites had survived the flooding of New Orleans.




It's all in your head... you just have no idea how big your head is!

It is not their intention to destroy... Their intention is to feed for as long as possible on the tremendous energies generated by the evolutionary struggle. Their purpose, therefore, is to prevent man from discovering the worlds inside himself, to keep his attention directed outwards. What would man be like if he could destroy these vampires, or drive them away? The first result would certainly be a tremendous sense of mental relief, a vanishing oppression, a surge of energy and optimism. Then man's energies would turn inward. He would discover that he has many 'selves', and that his higher 'selves' are what his ancestors would have called gods.
Colin Wilson, The Mind Parasites

Exec #2: Yeah, I've had a team working on this over the past few weeks, and what we've come up with can be reduced to two fundamental concepts. One: People aren't wearing enough hats. Two: Matter is energy. In the universe there are many energy fields which we cannot normally perceive. Some energies have a spiritual source which act upon a person's soul. However, this "soul" does not exist ab initio as orthodox Christianity teaches; it has to be brought into existence by a process of guided self-observation. However, this is rarely achieved owing to man's unique ability to be distracted from spiritual matters by everyday trivia.

Exec #3: What was that about hats again?

Exec #2: Oh, Uh... people aren't wearing enough - Monty Python's "The Meaning of Life".

When a human imagines, he actually creates a form on the Astral or even on some higher plane; and this form is as real and objective to intelligent beings on that plane, as our earthly surroundings are to us.

"Time, space and knowledge are the most basic facets of human experience. They are the Being of our being as it manifests in this world. Space allows the world of objects to appear, time makes possible the sequence of events that gives order to our lives; knowledge gives meaning and significance to whatever appears or unfolds. Time and space are the ordinary stuff of existence, which ordinary knowledge aims to know."
(KNOWLEDGE OF TIME AND SPACE - Tarthang Tulku)

"The apocalypse is now! Americans know this, that the only hope is the flying saucers. Do you know how I see the world? Like a person who is dying. It's a worm who is dying to make a butterfly. We must not stop the worm from dying, we must help the worm to die to help the butterfly to be born. We need to dance with death. This world is dying, but very well. We will make a big, big enormous butterfly. You and I will be the first movements in the wings of the butterfly because we are speaking like this."

The goal of art is to heal.
A man holds all the universe within him; and art is his view of it. But in the work of some artists spiral  vast galaxies of meaning and imagination
What do you want? What do you want… You want to be an artist, you need to broke with money. Not to make that in order to make money. You need to work in order to have yourself, to find yourself. That is the problem. To find yourself.

Itís all in your head... you just have no idea how big your head is!

It is not their intention to destroy... Their intention is to feed for as long as possible on the tremendous energies generated by the evolutionary struggle. Their purpose, therefore, is to prevent man from discovering the worlds inside himself, to keep his attention directed outwards. What would man be like if he could destroy these vampires, or drive them away? The first result would certainly be a tremendous sense of mental relief, a vanishing oppression, a surge of energy and optimism. Then man's energies would turn inward. He would discover that he has many 'selves', and that his higher 'selves' are what his ancestors would have called gods.
Colin Wilson, The Mind Parasites

When a human imagines, he actually creates a form on the Astral or even on some higher plane; and this form is as real and objective to intelligent beings on that plane, as our earthly surroundings are to us.
  • Listening to: Interpol - Evil
  • Reading: 'Dimensional Structure of Consciousness' - S.Avery
  • Watching: "Batman Begins"

Trainstopping

Tue Jan 31, 2006, 7:46 PM
Please take a look at my Hurricane Katrina/FEMA illustration posted in my scraps www.deviantart.com/view/284020…

All kneel!  The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster! www.venganza.org

The BroadBand Learning Channel www.bblc.tv/

Researchers have found that the shape of the human skull has changed significantly over the past 650 years.  news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/na…

If you haven't already ,please download and read the free online magazine for which I am illustrator- Sub Rosa, from www.dailygrail.com The Daily Grail.

The prelude on for this message from the martialized state of affairs of humanity's new(s)- is  my short poem written 2.5 years ago... Trainstopping

Disproportionate travel for stem-celled entities
in a perfect coagulating station.
Not for the weak of intestinal critique.
Fade out into the tunneling darkness,
shadows stretch out before thou,
refracting what is not accepted,
shed for the sake of enveloping recognition,
compartmentalized to separate,
so taking steep corners won't fracture
the skeletal image.
Backwashed passengers hang on for fear
of what happens when we stop.
What we know is what is said.
Shush the whisperers and listen
to the voice that is the only,
when you allow yourself to see past
the loneliness of the forefrontal armor.
Beheld open and vulnerable to your naked being,
floating in the ethereal darkness from which,
the vision, and the voice emanates from.
"It's just a ride, it's just a ride", I hear throughout my faculty.
Salivating the windowpane  was what held the stare,
for what is seen through the magnified surface.
Resonating systems sharing the same circulatory core,
pulsing with that same intention for further understanding.
Patient, breathing, and sweetly aware,
with eyes wide open and tearing.
The wind sows the seeds.

Harper's Weekly
January 31, 2006
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The Weekly Review

The Conservative Party won a plurality of seats in Canada's federal election, making Stephen Harper Canada's next prime minister.[CBC.ca]  The Islamic group Hamas won 76 of 132 parliamentary seats in Palestine's parliamentary elections, unseating the Fatah party. U.S. President George W. Bush, whose administration supported open democratic elections in Palestine, said that the United States would not negotiate with Hamas until the organization renounced its chartered goal of destroying Israel,[BBC News]  and U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice announced that the United States would cut off aid to Palestine if Hamas assumed power without changing its policies. "I've asked why nobody saw it coming," said Rice, even though publications like The Guardian and the The New York Times had, since at least 2003, published regular reports on the increasing popularity of Hamas in Palestine. "It does say something about us not having a good enough pulse." [CNN.com][The New York Times][Gawker.com][The Guardian]  Senator Joseph Biden (D., Del.) said Hamas would have to change its stripes.[The Los Angeles Times]  In Iraq, the United States was negotiating with Sunni insurgents.[Newsweek via MSNBC]  A new judge took over the Saddam Hussein trial and had Hussein and co-defendant Barzan Ibrahim removed from the courtroom after Hussein began shouting and Ibrahim called the court "a bastard."[The Washington Post]  Hussein also  said through a lawyer that he wanted to sue President Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair for authorizing the use of weapons of mass destruction, such as white phosphorus, in Iraq.[The Washington Post]  U.S. auditors found that of $120 million in Iraqi oil revenue allocated to fund reconstruction $97 million had gone missing. [The Los Angeles Times]  Eleven people died in a bombing at an Iraqi sweets shop, and at least 17 people died in other attacks. Four Christian churches were bombed.[Reuters AlertNet][AP via Forbes]  ABC News anchor Bob Woodruff and cameraman Doug Vogt were severely injured in an explosion in Taji,[ABC News]  and a teenage girl in northern Iraq was reported to have died of bird flu.[Reuters]  In Gary, Indiana, an Iraq war veteran killed a 79-year-old man when the man refused to give him money for crack.[IndyStar.com]  Marine James Blake Miller, whose face became emblematic of the Iraq war after he was photographed smoking a cigarette during the November 2004 attack on Fallujah, was at home in Kentucky, where he was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and had cut back to a pack and a half a day.[SFGate.com]  Halliburton announced that 2005 was its best year ever.[SignOnSanDiego.com]
The White House refused to release photographs of President Bush with lobbyist Jack Abramoff, despite requests from Senate and House Republicans,[Reuters] and a Senate committee investigating the government response to Hurricane Katrina criticized the Bush Administration for ignoring the findings of a hurricane-preparedness exercise called "Hurricane Pam," which had warned that New Orleans would be flooded. "It is apparent that a more appropriate name for Pam should have been 'Cassandra,'" said Senator Susan Collins (R., Maine). [USA Today] Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez vowed to jail anyone who spies for the United States,[BBC News] and Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi promised not to have sex until elections were held on April 9.[AP via Forbes] The UPN and WB television networks were slated to merge, [AP via Yahoo! News] Disney announced it would buy Pixar,[E! Online via Yahoo! News] and Google agreed to censor its Chinese search results to please the Chinese government.[BBC News] With support from the ACLU, a boy in New Jersey won the right to wear a skirt to school; the boy wears the skirt to protest the school's policy banning shorts.[AP via Yahoo! News] A grandfather in Florida died of a heart attack after all seven of his grandchildren were killed in an automobile accident,[News Channel 5] and a starving woman in Kangundo, Kenya, placed a curse on God as she hit a cooking pot with a stick, then died in her sleep. [Reuters via MSNBC] In southern Poland, 66 people were crushed to death when an exhibition hall collapsed during an international pigeon fanciers' fair.[The New York Times]
James E. Hansen, a director at NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies, said that NASA had ordered its public-affairs staff to review and possibly censor his upcoming speeches and papers after he called for reductions in greenhouse-gas emissions.[The New York Times] Massachusetts Junior Senator John Kerry, in Switzerland for the Davos economic forum, called for a filibuster to stop the nomination of Samuel Alito Jr. to the Supreme Court.[The Salt Lake Tribune] Representative Marty Meehan's staff was caught removing unfavorable facts about Meehan from his Wikipedia entry; in the past the entire House has been banned from editing Wikipedia due to rampant abuse of the online public encyclopedia's editing policies by House staffers.[LowellSun.com] It was revealed that Senator Bill Frist's AIDS charity had paid almost a half-million dollars in consulting fees to Frist's political friends,[CBS News] and it was reported that one quarter of the Bush Administration's $15 billion in AIDS-fighting money had been given to religious groups.[AP via Yahoo! News] President Bush said that he had not yet seen the film "Brokeback Mountain."[NBC13.com] French police realized that they had spent the last two years trying to identify a female murder victim—whose skeleton was found during a low tide in Plouezoc'h—who actually died in the 15th century. "We reckon it was pirates," said a policeman.[AFP via Yahoo! News] U.S. murderers were learning how to cover their tracks by watching television crime shows.[AP via Yahoo! News] Authorities in Mexico City arrested a woman named Juana Barraza, a 48-year-old former wrestler who is thought to be the serial killer known as Mataviejitas, or "the Killer of Little Old Ladies," and who may be responsible for strangling up to 30 of them.[BBC News] Hawaiians were attempting to have the humuhumunukunukuapuaa (HOO-moo-HOO-moo- NOO-koo-NOO-koo- AH-poo-AH-ah) appointed as Hawaii's state fish on a permanent basis after its five-year term expired. "It kind of looks like a pig and it squawks and everything," said a humuhumunukunukuapuaa advocate.[ABC News] A substitute teacher in Santa Cruz, California, was sentenced to a year in jail for filming young boys licking whipped cream off each other's toes. "I used very poor judgment," said the teacher.[The Mercury News] Mozart turned 250,[CTV.ca] the FBI was spying on vegans in Georgia,[11Alive.com] and several women in Missouri were sick with infections after receiving tattoos from a door-to-door tattoo salesman.[TheKansasCityChannel.com] A firecracker explosion killed 16 people during a New Year celebration in China,[Reuters] and the year of the dog began.

Itís all in your head... you just have no idea how big your head is!

It is not their intention to destroy... Their intention is to feed for as long as possible on the tremendous energies generated by the evolutionary struggle. Their purpose, therefore, is to prevent man from discovering the worlds inside himself, to keep his attention directed outwards. What would man be like if he could destroy these vampires, or drive them away? The first result would certainly be a tremendous sense of mental relief, a vanishing oppression, a surge of energy and optimism. Then man's energies would turn inward. He would discover that he has many 'selves', and that his higher 'selves' are what his ancestors would have called gods.
Colin Wilson, The Mind Parasites

When a human imagines, he actually creates a form on the Astral or even on some higher plane; and this form is as real and objective to intelligent beings on that plane, as our earthly surroundings are to us.
  • Listening to: Bjork - All is Full of Love
  • Reading: Sacred Geometry: Philosophy & Practice"
  • Watching: "Batman Begins"
ANOTHER NEWS UPDATE...

Merry Siberian Amanita muscaria Mithrasmas and Happy New Aeon!

SUB ROSA magazine is available for download from The Daily Grail www.dailygrail.com

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check this animation out... www.wimp.com/propaganda/

from www.harpers.org
HARPER'S WEEKLY
December 27, 2005

WEEKLY REVIEW
It was Christmas. The Senate, with Dick Cheney casting the deciding vote, cut $40 billion in funding for foster care, child support, and student loans. U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice asked Congress for $50 million to support African troops in Darfur, but her request was rejected.  Americans had spent $18.48 billion on gift cards this holiday season. The House voted to extend the Patriot Act by five weeks. President George W. Bush called nine U.S. servicemen and servicewomen and wished them a Merry Christmas, while British Prime Minister Tony Blair visited Iraq. It was revealed that undercover police in New York City had infiltrated anti-war protests, street vigils, and pro-bicycling rallies. At one march, police provoked protesters—some of whom they later arrested—by staging a fake arrest. The FBI was spying on Greenpeace, Catholic Worker, the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, and PETA. It was reported that the United States had, without warrants or court orders, been monitoring radiation levels at over 100 Muslim mosques, homes, businesses, and other sites in the Washington, D.C., area. It was also reported that the NSA had, with Presidential approval but without warrants, spied on much more Internet and phone traffic than was previously acknowledged. Former Secretary of State Colin Powell said that there was "absolutely nothing wrong" with President Bush authorizing the NSA to eavesdrop on Americans.
A judge in Pennsylvania ruled that teaching Intelligent Design in schools violated the constitutional separation of church and state, while an appeals panel in Kentucky ruled that a courthouse there could continue to display the ten commandments because they are of "historical" significance. "The First Amendment," wrote Circuit Judge Richard Suhrheinrich, "does not demand a wall of separation between church and state." The Supreme Court of Canada ruled that swingers clubs do not harm society. Montgomery County, Maryland, bought the original Uncle Tom's cabin. Workers for the New York City Mass Transit Authority went on strike for three days, and 4,000 London Tube workers voted to hold a 24-hour walkout on December 31. Investigators in New York City were trying to find out who stole Alistair Cooke's bones. Authorities in Vienna, Austria, determined that people dressed as devils can legally smack the rear ends of strangers on Christmas, and Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad ordered that all western music be banned from state-controlled radio and TV stations. In South Africa a mugger running from security guards fled into a tiger enclosure, where he was mauled to death. The United States denied Saddam Hussein's claim that he had been tortured while imprisoned. "I have been beaten on every place of my body," said Hussein, "and the signs are all over my body." It was discovered that bad hay had led to the deaths of 900 goats in Saskatchewan.
A senior member of the International Olympic Committee revealed that London probably only won the right to host the Olympics in 2012 because of a voting error. Prebiotic organic molecules—which are found in DNA—were discovered in constellation Ophiuchus, 375 light-years from earth. The Pope was worried that "intellectual and technical achievements" were leading to "spiritual barrenness and emptiness of heart." A study found that good dancers are sexually attractive because they are more symmetrical. In Hubbard, Ohio, a Santa clutched his chest and collapsed as he appeared before 750 elementary schoolchildren, and in Warren, Michigan, a 14-year-old boy raped a 12-year-old girl in a church bathroom during a Christmas play. In Lawrence, Kansas, three women quit their gym because there was a Christmas tree decorated with plastic fetuses in its lobby. A Missouri woman swallowed a cell phone to keep it away from her boyfriend. New rings were found around Uranus, and gay marriage became legal in the U.K. Elton John married his partner David Furnish in Windsor, and two gay druids who perform in amateur pantomime productions were registered as legal partners in Wrexham. Scientists in Switzerland found that taking didgeridoo lessons cuts down on snoring, while scientists in Mauritius discovered the bones of 20 dodos. In the Isle of Wight, England, authorities were looking for Toga, a three-month-old Jackass penguin that they believe was stolen so that it could be given as a Christmas present. "Toga," said a zoo manager, "is very, very vulnerable."

Ophiuchus is the occulted 13th step of the Zodiac.... also called, the Red Serpent.
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YEARLY REVIEW
The number of people killed by the Indian Ocean tsunami rose to 230,000. A study showed that 310,000 Europeans die from air pollution each year, and the U.N. predicted that 90 million Africans will have HIV by 2025. An international task force of scientists, politicians, and business leaders warned that the world has about 10 years before global warming becomes irreversible. The U.S. Congress officially ratified President George W. Bush's election victory after a two-hour debate over voting irregularities in Ohio. Terri Schiavo, Johnnie Cochran, Frank Perdue, Mitch Hedberg, Arthur Miller, Saul Bellow, and the pope died, as did the man who wrote the theme song to "Gidget." An Australian tortoise named Harriet turned 175. General Motors was spending more for health care than for steel, and an increasing number of Americans were heating their homes with corn. El Salvadoran police arrested 21 people for operating a smuggling operation and seized 24 tons of contraband cheese. NASA announced that it wanted to return to the moon.
A study found that the worldwide percentage of land stricken by drought has doubled within the last 30 years. The Jordan River was filled with sewage, and the last of Gaza's Jewish settlers left their homes on armored buses. Terrorists in London set off bombs on four trains and a bus, killing 52 people; President Bush condemned attacks on innocent folks by those with evil in their hearts. A 13-year-old boy in Kalamazoo accidentally burned down the family meth lab. New Orleans flooded after levees broke in the wake of Hurricane Katrina; many evacuees were not allowed to take their pets with them. "Snowball!" cried a little boy after police took away his dog. "Snowball!" At least 42,000 people died in an earthquake in Pakistan. It was announced that Cookie Monster would cut back on cookies. Authorities in Malaysia arrested 58 people who worship a giant teapot. Poor people rioted in France.
In North Carolina Kenneth Boyd became the 1,000th prisoner executed since the United States reintroduced the death penalty in 1976. A 1,600-inmate faith-based prison opened in Crawfordville, Florida. Police began random bag checks of subway passengers in New York City. It was revealed that the CIA had set up a secret system of prisons, called "black sites," around the world; it was also revealed that the National Security Agency was spying on Americans without first obtaining warrants. Journalist Judith Miller was released from jail and said she wanted to hug her dog. U.S. Congressman Tom DeLay was arrested; U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney's Chief of Staff I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby was indicted. The Pentagon admitted to using white phosphorus during the 2004 attack on Fallujah, Iraq, and allocated $127 billion to build a robot army. The total number of American soldiers killed in the Iraq war rose to 2,174, while the total number of Iraqi civilians killed rose to 27,636. "We are all waiting for death," said an Iraqi soldier, "like the moon waiting for sunset." The U.S. Defense Department, in violation of the federal Privacy Act, was building a database of 30 million 16- to 25-year-olds. The Department of Homeland Security announced that it had wasted a great deal of money and needed much more. Starbucks came to Guantanamo Bay. Scientists began work on a complete, molecule-level computer simulation of the human brain. The project will take at least ten years.
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Mauve Warning: Artists engaging in hallucinatory activities will be prosecuted.

"The world is like a ride in an amusement park and when you choose to go on it you think it's real, because that's how powerful our minds are. And the ride goes up and down and around and around and it has thrills and chills and it's very brightly coloured and it's very loud. And it's fun, for a while. Some people have been on the ride for a long time, and they begin to question, is this real, or is this just a ride? And other people have remembered, and they come back to us, and they say, "Hey, don't worry, don't be afraid, ever, because... this is just a ride." - Bill Hicks

Itís all in your head... you just have no idea how big your head is!
  • Listening to: Nick Cave "The Fable of the Brown Ape"
  • Reading: 'Anansi Boys' - Neil Gaiman
  • Watching: 'March of the Penguins' & 'Exorcism of Emily Rose'
I recommend every one to visit The Daily Grail www.dailygrail.com and download Sub Rosa magazine.  In the most recent, issue 2, is included 3 of my illustrations - 'Lam', 'Lachrymous Self', and 'Supernatural'.  The topics covered are of inherent interest to all of you.

Just noticed the magazine and my illustrations are mentioned on Tool's site www.toolband.com

By the way, I am open for COMMISSIONS. ( corpuscallosum@juno.com or corpuscallosum.cc@gmail.com)

The " Mind " is not the " Brain," nor does it reside in the brain. It is quite another thing that interfaces with the physical brain from another plane of being. The ensouled human is a multi-dimensional being that has mostly forgotten this fact. The mind is non-physical, and non-local, oh and much much more. Think Holo-quantum morphogenetic mind-lattice from which we channel by our attunements.

Translation of Egyptian text: THE DARKEST OF NIGHTS www.thothweb.com/content-242.h…
  • Listening to: The Alien's Choice, ambient iTunes radio
  • Reading: Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, by Annie Dillard
  • Watching: Darwin's Nightmare
I've been absent from DA for awhile and now I'm finding my way through a period of inspiration-deprivation and confusion.  I am back! So, expect new developments from me.  I'm in the midst of reconfiguring the constellation of my self.
Cheers!

Odd behavior and creativity may go hand-in-hand
www.innovations-report.de/html…

Veritas Agape Thelema Benedictus

By the way, I am open for COMMISSIONS. ( corpuscallosum@juno.com or corpuscallosum.cc@gmail.com)

Translation of Egyptian text: THE DARKEST OF NIGHTS www.thothweb.com/content-242.h…

The " Mind " is not the " Brain," nor does it reside in the brain. It is quite another thing that interfaces with the physical brain from another plane of being. The ensouled human is a multi-dimensional being that has mostly forgotten this fact. The mind is non-physical, and non-local, oh and much much more. Think Holo-quantum morphogenetic mind-lattice from which we channel by our attunements.
  • Listening to: ambient iTunes radio
  • Reading: Eastern Forests
  • Watching: Jean Cocteau's 'The Testament of Orpheus'

Dr. Death's Prescription

Mon Jul 18, 2005, 1:14 AM
an essay from April, in the midst of sleep deprivation and sociopolitical angst! ARRGHH!!!!!
By the way, I'm one of the infected too... it's cool...
read on.

Dr. Death's Prescription for the Death Throes of an Anachronistic Empire

Repressive morality was developed by the shepherds of state and Church as a tool to maintain control over their flock of otherwise free sheeples.  A "developing" civilization tends to have an enormous investment in these matters of differentiating the mental apparel of their citizens.  Death provides no scope for a network of regulations by which society can be manipulated except in the avidness of its repression, and its worship.  The propagation of administrative and technological models for human existence, ideas which demand allegiance to rules and "morality," or the wisdom of mercy and social compromise as seen by Judeo-Christian technocratic society. Our society operates with a justified "text" of ostensible motivation, and a sublimated "subtext" of desires and natural passions within the archi-text-ure of civilization. As society continues to crumble toward moralism in the midst of self-destruction, neo-thinkers look away from Judeo-Christianity and the Liberalism/Conservativism dichotomy toward "ancient" modes of thought which valued the place of all of humanity in nature before the "moral worth" of the individual.
I have long felt that cities, those centers of civilizations, have a viral quality to them- infecting their inhabitants with a "metro-mind", the epitomic epidemic of a memetic virus of consumption, production, repression, and war.  Everything about our earliest known civilizations suggests inheritance of culture, rather than linear social evolution.  I propose that civilizations themselves are viral manifestations of a sort of infection from the "gods".  Before the sickness, humanity was in a state of homeostasis, a self-sustaining balance with no notions of time, separation, and progress.  Viruses replicate themselves until all resources are used up from the host body.  The qualities of the infection lead to the perception of linear progression through the chute of time, and in this mode of thinking- the fear of death.  We fear meaninglessness and uselessness. Therefore we spend our whole life persuading ourselves we are in-vincible. One of the tricks for assuring ourselves of eternal life is consumption.  The world economy is an altar for consumers and investors. The consumer world deludes us that we can find absolute security in an uncertain meaningless world. We believe we can spend our whole life in a state of unending self-realization without paying a psychic price for life in a completely uninhibited hedonism. Our self-esteem is based on what we possess and consume, not on what we really are. Our whole economy is driven by our psychic need to fill our intellectual and emotional vacuum with more and more trash and by our illusion that the accumulation of riches and material possessions give life a meaning. When we feel in a foul mood and want to build up ourselves, we buy new clothes, eat in a stylish restaurant or rent a video. The less meaning we find in life, the more we are seduced by this materialist approach that says: "Work hard and amuse yourself well" - an approach that is based on a lie.
To dull the effects of pain and suffering that go along with futility, many seek a life grounded in possession, consumption and power over people, things machines and riches. Those who depend on "having" often show an aggressive, hostile competitive behavior. Owning something is synonymous with assumption of power or conquest.  Robbery, destruction, strain and consuming are all forms of having.  Whoever is possessed by having fears loss and everyone else, the state and ultimately death. As a nation we are so mad about having that we have lost the ability to act and think. We usually make our happiness dependent on superiority over others, our power and skill for manipulating others.  Capitalist America is the most efficient and most productive nation of the world at the expense of humanity. Although drug addiction is illegal, dependence on consumer goods, department store catalogues, shopping malls, internet shopping and credit cards is forced by advertising.  The message from both Washington and the economy is always the same: "Buy now, save later for retirement". When we do not play this game, the whole house of cards crashes. We have the patriotic duty to consume. Being a patriot means consuming to excess and defending the very right to pursuit of consumption at the expense of others. Whoever gains most odds and ends to bless the temporal wins the game. The world economy is an altar on which consumers and investors make their sacrifice.  The market is our god. So that capitalism continues to function smoothly, people must believe that the way to happiness requires the accumulation of enough money and assets.  In this way we can finance a trendy estate, a couple of cars, an entertainment theater, a boat and a college education for our children.  To afford all these things, we must work hard until we retire or die.  The harder we work, the more money we have- the more we can buy, the happier we will be. We persuade ourselves further into this belief system prison.
We live in a time of unparalleled "prosperity" which is also the time of the "living dead". Many Americans who practically withhold nothing from themselves in material satisfaction seem more dead than alive.  What is worse than being killed, is consenting to the suffocation of your own life without even being conscious of it. The societal epitome of the symptoms of the 'modern' infection manifest as though we are spiritually, emotionally and intellectually dead. The living dead are everywhere. They surf on the Internet, read their emails, visit Internet chatrooms, spend day after day working on their various art projects, are occupied with stock trading, pop their daily pills to maintain their healthy happy mentality, cling to CNN in the hope of hearing about some event that livens up their otherwise uneventful daily routine, drive alone through the city to seek more plastic trash at Wal*Mart, stop at McDonalds for a fast body-rotting meal, pretend to warm themselves up for their stupid office job and watch "Joe Millionaire" on TV. Our government, our politicians and the high priests of the economic world are striptease artists and we are the gawking audience trying to get up the nerve to satisfy our desire to put our hard-earned money in their lingerie.
How do we sever the bloodsucking umbilicus to the system?  Let go of your tumult and think for yourself about what all of this means.  What is your intent?  The virus is deeply established in the human condition and depends on meaninglessness, isolation, powerlessness, repression of death, and dependence on the system for satisfaction of existing.  We must decode the meanings and influence of subjects in our lives- money, religion, government, violence, policy, etc.  We must decode the nature of humanity as a collective and ourselves as individuals.  We must be aware of how we are influenced and how we influence others.  In-flu-ence, the condition of infection of being within the boundaries of an ideological illness that causes the infected to carry the virus to others so that it may continue its survival pattern.  Open rebellion against the system is necessary and imperative for the sake of our health and actual enjoyment of being breathing, creative beings.
We are here for a moment, and we can sit on your thumbs and do whatever we want, but in fact the illusionistic clock is ticking.  What are you going do about it? Are we going blow it off, be a hedonist, or…?  If most people took existence seriously, a hell of a lot more would be done with more attention to quality and intent, and some of us are always talking about this stuff- intent. Death is the black hole of biological consciousness. It's an event horizon, and once you go over that event horizon, no information can be passed back out of the hole. So people can stand around the edge of the hole and say, "Well it was this or that", but in fact, it represents some kind of limit case in the thermodynamics of information. You just can't hand messages back over that threshold. So we must get ourselves pointed right, do not your mantras bungle, and that's about it. When we're "actually" dead, all bets are off in any sense of actuality. Perhaps, we discover that when we die we become our website. We are on the brink of a posthuman existence, or we are into the early phase of the posthuman existence.  In this context, "posthuman" is more human than human.

  • Listening to: Shpongle's "Nothing Lasts... But Nothing is Lost"
  • Reading: Paul Laffoley's "Phenomenology of Revelation"
  • Watching: Brain Candy
So this seemingly is my first journal entry that is not so much a musing, but an entry of my mundane meanderings...
I apologize to all the goblins, gremlins, and gollums (oh my!), and to all the gods, goddesses, and gnomes out there in deviant land.  I will try to respond to most of ya'll and set-up my print account here.  I finished an intense semester at my art school in Baltimore, then a week painting murals with my romance-vortex partner Erica, and now I am here in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.  I'm coming back to Baltimore in a week and will begin to formulate the composition of my summer life.  Starting a job on campus in the Nature Library, which is very fortunate, sitting for a few days each week for many hours in a room filled with skeletons, stuffed animal corpses, and other aesthetically pleasing ornaments.  Mmm... I might as well just post a "to-do" list here...
5. Clean and reconfigure my apartment's feng-shui
8. Setup an Ebay account to sell prints, originals, and commissions
3. Surf the web and contact various entities for possible projects.
1. Read every book from the library of Alexandria
4. Develop a more habitual and disciplinary approach to mind intensification practices
6. Advertise around Baltimore that I do commissions, especially for murals that need to be on-site
9. Work with traditional materials much more, especially large paintings because as of September I have to focus most, if not all of my artwork into wacom paintings for OrphiCity... this is because my Senior Thesis begins then...
7. Pull together my infinitude of ideas for OrphiCity into a plotline so that the story clarifies into a coherency that is fluid to more grounded reality tunnels than my own.
2. Become familiar with various programs I haven't touched much upon, such as Bryce, Combustion, Motion, Sketch-Up, Flash, ...
10. Eat more carrots.

If any of you have any suggestions for getting commissions for my artwork- I would be eternally grateful...

Also, soon I will be posting more work... including a 30x36 acrylic/oil painting of the Primordial Placenta that lies between the lines of our walled off womb reality.

Gosh, my eccentricity is just too much sometimes...

Love to ALL,
Adam
  • Listening to: Tori Amos - The Beekeeper
  • Reading: HitchHiker's Guide to the Galaxy
  • Watching: Star Wars - Revenge of the Sith

Dancing Upon the Threshold

Thu May 5, 2005, 3:12 PM
another Thanatology essay - this one is about Near-Death Experiences, taking into account Susan Blackmore's views (the well-known NDE researcher/skeptic). Though, nowadays she acknowledges she really does not know and somewhat refutes her previous blindspot skepticism, while subscribing to Zen Buddhism.
Enjoy!

By the way, I have uploaded my website and I would love comments & criticism on it before I work on it further and launch it across the web. CORPUSCALLOSUM.CC
Also, my friend Jennifer (DA: fataleplay) launched her site DARKERNATURE.com, an online gallery of erotic photography- very nicely designed and some of the photos are magnificent.

Adam S Miller
Mikita Brottman
Thanatology
NDE essay

Near Birth-Death VorteXetroV

"Pure logical thinking cannot yield us any knowledge of the empirical world. All knowledge of reality starts from experience and ends in it." - Albert Einstein

Susan Blackmore's "Dying Brain Hypothesis" is an important insight into NDEs, but is not integral unto itself and must be assimilated into a higher perspective.  As a scientist, she does not hold to her ideal as an objective observer, but is clearly biased in her sight for what may "prove" psychic phenomena as false without the vice verse. Skeptics claim Blackmore provides scientific proof that NDEs are merely brain phenomena, deeming her insights as proof spirit does not exist.  Her excavations of the subject is subjective, presenting conjecture, assumptions, speculation, but no proof.  I propose that the "dying brain hypothesis" is very valid, but is no end in itself, but is a facet of what "actually" happens during the "out of body near-death experience".
However remotely one goes back in recorded human history, stories of light-enveloped paradises and harrowing underworld descents can be found. An examination of otherworld journeys would no doubt be fruitful for magnifying the profundity of experiences out of realm of normal life. The study of near-death narratives is an exploration of the repeating archetypal themes and symbolism in ancient through contemporary near-death experiences.  This rectification undoubtedly yields untold treasures from the utter mystery beyond the veil of what we call "life".
Death and rebirth are primordial ideas appearing in ancient times and in near-death events. Innana, Persephone, Orpheus, Theseus, Tammuz, Aeneas, Jesus, and untold others have made otherworld travels.  The near-death experiencers, the ancient shamans, and contemporary psychonauts, travel out of their bodies to a "light" filled cosmic plane and to terrifying underworld domains. This psychic journey is a plunge into the archetypal realm of the unconscious and an encounter with the unifying governing principle--the Self archetype.
Near-death phenomenology contains mythic motifs: the departure of the soul from the body, and the meeting with the divine light and/or an encounter with its shadow - the existential darkness. Following this experience of the mysterium tremendum, there is a psychic rebirth into the body where the need is to find meaning for what has happened. The numinous quality of this magickal event penetrates the soul, profoundly impacting affected individuals and invoking significant shifts in values, attitudes and beliefs.
In the NDE, a person close to death quite often will experience the seeming separation from their own body- looking down on it from the ceiling... disembodied as it were. Then they feel like they are traveling through a tunnel, and moving towards a brilliant light composed of - as best they can put into words - love and knowledge. Often they may see dead relatives and friends, and experience this light as a 'being'. Some equate this being to Jesus, Allah or other light-bearing 'god' or 'goddess', but most seem to take it as it is at that moment. In the presence of this being they are shown their life, in full dimensionality, in totality- paradoxically in the blink of an eye with the identification of moments in their life where they may have impacted on others both positively and negatively. The being doesn't seem to pervade over as a judge, but the experience is more a moment of learning. Then at some point they either are asked to be sent back by the being or loved ones, or conversely are told to go back because of unfinished business.
When NDEs are recounted, the individual has a difficult time relating the story because so much of it was 'other-worldly'. Over and over again, the theme is that this experience is nigh inexpressible, that what we hear is simply the best approximation in physical terms - this is called the 'ineffability' of the experience.
Even now when I try to describe something so beautiful I am mute with awe. There are no words in any language to describe such grandeur. Even the great literary works by men and women fortunate enough to have experienced this blissful state only paint a shadow of its glory.
No matter how many times that the phenomenology of the NDE is explained, it has far less impact than actually reading the trip reports. Not that the scientist would accept that as proof of another realm. But there are other things that give pause:
•  a vision of a 'city of knowledge', made of what appeared to be transparent gold, has been experienced multiple times.
• When the separation from the body occurs, it seems to be more than a simple hallucination. There are many accounts where the experiencer was able to give thorough details of the scene even though their body is deemed clinically dead.
• Experiencers believe that the message from 'beyond' is to show love for others and increase knowledge and thus understanding and wisdom among our fellow humans.
• Experiencers report increased 'psi' abilities upon return to the world.

At the start of the experience there is a sound - described alternately as a buzzing, ringing or rushing - which leads to the next state. This sound is also found in OBEs, in ritual magick, and in the [death by astonishment] DMT trip...what Terence McKenna describes as the tearing of the membrane of reality. In the NDE state, vision is said to extend whereever the mind can imagine, talking and hearing is done through the mind and not the mouth, and complete gnosis is available while in that 'dimension'.  Omniscient, omnipotent, omnipresent.

However, the "scientific" view on NDEs is that they are triggered by either:
• Drug hallucinations (though not all NDEs occur with drugs).
• Sensory deprivation (which does not preclude travelling to another 'realm', in fact sensory deprivation is a well known method of reaching altered states).
• Cerebral anoxia - oxygen shortage (the symptoms are not at all like the NDE).
• Religious expectations (some NDEs occur to atheists and those not expecting death, and a lot of the 'religious expectation' is nothing like what happens in an NDE).
• Depersonalisation - the mind panics with fear of death and separates itself from the body (in fact, the effects of the NDE are almost completely opposite those of depersonalisation).
• Denial of death - the mind trying to make things 'easier on itself' (there are numerous occasions where the experiencer panics at the OBE element and returns to the body).

The only reason this is not accepted is because we have no proof of an afterlife - not because it is a complex theory which disregards simpler theories. The scientific/physicalist theories mentioned above are not simpler...none fit the experience and not all experiences can be explained by one - they are contrived to provide a reductionist explanation for the mystery.
Dr. Raymond Moody, the renowned NDE researcher, outlined nine elements that presided throughout decades of inquiry into the phenomenon.  
A strange sound that resembles buzzing, ringing, or a crinkling bread wrapper.  This is accompanied with a sense of passing through a membrane and having a recollection that s/he may be "dead".
While the person may be suffering through pain, as their mind leaves their body the sensory trauma leaves and they experience clear peace.  This is the stage where the soul is not attached to the body, and thus does not experience the sensory input that grounds the mind to it.
Then, the mind rises up and above the body while perceiving the setting in which it is.  They feel comfortably at ease with the situation as the feeling of being a "spiritual" body becomes more apparent as it appears they are and are a part of a living energy field.
The next stage is that of being drawn into a tunneling darkness, at an increasing extreme speed to a light at the end.  This welcoming source-point radiates golden-white light and a pervading recognition.  Also, although some of the NDErs report feeling scared, they do not sense that they were on the way to hell or that they fell into it.
Rising rapidly into the heavens:  Instead of a tunnel, some people report rising suddenly into the heavens and seeing the earth and the celestial sphere as they would be seen by astronauts in space.
People of light:  Once on the other side of the tunnel, or after they have risen into the heavens, the dying meet people who glow with an inner light. Often they find that friends and relatives who have already died are there to greet them.
The Being of Light:  After meeting the people of light, the dying often meet a powerful spiritual being whom some have identified as God, Jesus, or some religious figure.  
The life review:  Lucifer presents the dying with a panoramic review of everything they have ever done. That is, they relive every act they have ever done to other people and come away feeling that love is the most important thing in life.
Reluctance to return:  The Being of Light sometimes tells the dying that they must return to life. Other times, they are given a choice of staying or returning. In either case, they are reluctant to return. The people who choose to return do so only because of loved ones they do not wish to leave behind.
Another thing that all NDE's have in common is surely that they are accompanied by an altering of the brain chemistry. It has long been understood by practitioners of the disciplines of mind collectively called "magick" that there are many and varied ways to achieve altered states of consciousness but that all have this common root. Yet again, if only a metamagickal paradigm (where the techniques, findings and "headology" of generations of magickal experimenters could be used as a bridge between science and other disciplines) was employed then long ago we would have seen that the intellectual sword here cuts both ways and that only by looking at both the "left" and "right" brain explanations of this phenomenon can we approach an understanding of it.
Hovering near the brink of death, an ordinary person suddenly finds him or herself locked in an immersive visionary experience of shadowy figures, muted voices and blinding luminescence.
The cosmos opens its enfolding arms and infinity spreads out in a timeless panoply that dissolves all fear, all separation from the One. Fear of death vanishes in a comforting flood of bliss, peace and dazzling light, the ultimate connection. Overwhelming conviction arises that this is the more fundamental Reality. The welcoming gates of H… open…
Suddenly back in the body, returned to ordinary reality, one is left to interpret that transcendent experience to oneself and others. This near-death experience may not have resulted in physical demise, but it has led to the death of the old self – the personal self -- and the rebirth, rapture, or resurrection of the soul or spirit. It brings a surge of emotions, conviction and even transformation in its wake. The soul has taken a journey from which one cannot return the same.
A descent into psychobiological hell can lead to a transcendent journey toward Heaven…or perhaps the yawning abyss of the Void. Shamans, priests, prophets, mystics, and magicians arose to show the Way of navigating these nether regions, of finding healing, the eternal moment, a peaceful heart, and unity.

  • Listening to: NIN - Sunspots
  • Reading: High Theory/Low Culture - Mikita Brottman
  • Watching: "God, the Devil, & Bob"
a few paragraphs from another response for Thanatology, written in a bit of a daze... would appreciate your thoughts, this writing shall be expanded and intensified sometime in the momentary future. The response this week was about a reading going into details how cultures the world-over go to great lengths to make amends with the dead. I didn't include much here from what I wrote specifically in response to that, just what I tend to favor: guru ranting.

The world of the collective unconscious has memory as its soil and thought as its shaper.  The dead live on in the memory of the living and thus continue to have effect in the unconscious minds of those that memory is connected to.  In [death magickal] ritual practice, or simply in the act of remembering someone or something- that "dead" memory is conjured into the living mind and given thoughtful breath.  Consciousness is limited by its own paradoxical quality, but the unconscious is not nearly so restricted as its boundaries are incomprehensibly vast.  The act of making amends to the dead is important so that by the memory and thought of the living the dead have nutritious soil and well-angled light to grow in concert.  
The unconscious realm itself is the groundwork from which our reality finds as its foundation.  We perceive a miniscule quota of the energy that is before our eyes.  What our conscious perception sees, is only what our imposed belief systems can accept from the sea of the unconscious (so, subconscious and preconscious are also adequate terms).
The omnifarious being that we collectively are saw itself in the magick mirror of the mind and shattered it.  We each are shards of that mirror reflecting the light of this One being that needed to divide itself in order to have perception of itself.  Just as in our own personal experience, we learn of ourselves by our effects upon what is outside of us.  Each plane of mind holographically reflects those above and below it, though the higher we go in "purity" of mind, the less divided it is.  In the archetypal plane of the unconscious, the mirror shards are coagulated into forms of inherited thought and memory from past collective experience that are present.  The face these archetypes show to us are those that we can accept without seeming alien and garnering a fearful response.  From Near Death Experiences, we know of people seeing those deceased relatives from their past welcoming them into the realm beyond.  These are the archetypal divinities wearing the masks of those we know.  I'm supposing now that the luciferous being that bathes us in love and understanding upon emerging from the birth canal is the archetypal imaginary friend to our collective being.  This is the archetypal teacher, doctor, guide and overall benefactor.  This being is who tempted us to fall into existence so that we may learn and grow through the alchemy of experience and become something higher.  The human collective is working out its psychology through time, and this being is our imaginary ("extraterrestrial") psychologist.  Imagine that our world itself is made possibly by the link of duality, in this median is where time is made possible. At the end of our temporal therapy session the vesica-pisces separates/merges and finally the Great Alchemical Work is complete- with the ros purified from the dross.  There has been a great War on throughout history, the demons versus the angels, "bad" and "good" thought patterns quarreling to see who will gain dominance over the humans.  The dual aspects of mind are puppets in the theater of Self.  But who is the puppeteer?  We are "god damnit"!  
We, as human beings, are conductive vessels for these energies that we tune into.  At the "end" of time, we arrive upon the shores of the new world.
With power, comes great responsibility.  No matter what your self-defeating patterns think, omnipotency is an aspect of the very nature of our potential.

  • Listening to: Meshuggah - New Millenium Cyanide Christ
  • Reading: What the Buddha Taught - Walpola Rahula
  • Watching: Dark Crystal