Thursday, December 23, 2010

James Arthur: The Hidden Meanings of Christmas

Today's Santa Claus is a metamorphosis of many older mythologies, including Thor or Donner (German Donar) who wears red and rides in a Golden Flying Chariot pulled by two Goats (Cracker and Gnasher). In a sense, these goats were the ancestors to the now popular reindeer. What would the red and gold clad angel be doing with that nice basket? An Easter basket at Christmas is an interesting concept.
The icons, symbols, and relics that have managed to survive from the "Winter Solstice" celebrations of old, have a commonality that deserves some reflection, study, and perhaps even some reverence. Understanding that these traditions are borrowed ones, is central to getting at the heart of the true meaning of Christmas.
Christmas is commonly thought of as a Christian holiday (the birth of Jesus). Many Christian beliefs and traditions were borrowed from more ancient religions and mythologies. This is well documented by authors such as Gerald Massey, Godfrey Higgins, Robert Graves, Kersey Graves and many others. The virgin birth, the incarnation of God, the sacrament, Christmas, Easter, etc. have all been adopted/stolen by Christianity as its own.
It is well documented by fundamentalists (apologists) that the Christmas traditions are Pagan in origin.. This simply means that their origin comes from the traditions of the country-folk (pagan). By contrast, the Pagan origins of most of the other attributes of Christianity are vigorously denied. It is also very easy to obscure, overlook and discredit the Egyptian, Mithraic, Germanic, Norse, Celtic, Greek, Hindu and Buddhist roots by lumping all non-Christian religions together and labeling them Pagan. These are certainly not simple country-folk religions. So to just say Christmas has Pagan roots, and not go further, is glossing over what exactly those roots are, and discrediting their study as worthless. Christmas icons, traditions and stories have hidden meanings. Although not initially apparent, a more thorough investigation reveals far more symbolic content (which is decipherable) than originally suspected. At the roots of this symbolism research is information about the secrets of the mushroom, regarding its habitats, forms, uses, preparations, and effects.
Shaman of Siberia and the Russian icon, St. Nicholas, both play parts in the tale of Christmas, providing clues as to where Christmas came from and why there are certain symbols associated with the holiday. It is these types of clues that will help (the questors) in the deciphering of the symbols. Siberian Shaman used/use (despite governmental oppression) the Amanita muscaria as a religious sacrament. It is used for spiritual vision, out-of-body travel into the realms of the spirits, and as a plant-spirit guide in teaching and healing. The value of the inebriant is placed highly among the commodities of the native tribesmen, fetching reindeer pelts, meats, and all manner of tradable goods in payment and barter. Interesting to note: If you aren't quick enough in the hunt, you will find only the mushroom stubs, the rest greedily gobbled up by the hungry reindeer.
The ancient shamanic use of Amanita muscaria in Siberia is well documented. Despite governmental oppression against its use, there are still many who refuse to accept the authorized state religion, and continue the shamanic traditions in secret. Just as the Siberian shaman (commonly dressing in red and white) would enter through the opening in the roof of a home where a ritual was to be done, Santa Claus also arrives on the roof and enters through the chimney. Just as the shamans would gather the mushrooms in bags which they would bring with them when performing a ceremony, Santa Claus also (on the Holy Day) brings presents in a bag. The Santa Claus we see today evolved from traditions developed in Germany. It is fairly common knowledge that the Weihnachtsmann (St. Nick) was an amalgamation of older Germanic/Norse gods such as Thor, Donner, Odin and Wotan. What's missing here is just as Santa flies through the skies in his sleigh, Odin (as well as the rest) rode through the sky in his chariot, which is depicted in the stars by "The Big Dipper". The Big Dipper is the chariot of Odin & Wotan, Thor, King Arthur, and even Osiris (of Egypt). The chariot that circles the North Star in a 24 hour period is thus also known as the sleigh of Santa Claus because it circles his mythological home, the North Pole. It is no surprise that Nordic/Germanic gods have connection to mushrooms in their mythology. As Thor throws his mushroom-shaped hammer to the ground, mighty thunders and lightning cracks cause the real mushroom(s) to appear. As the horses pulling Odin through the sky in his chariot become over-exerted, their blood-mingled spit falls to the ground and causes the Amanita mushrooms to grow at those exact points.
The Osiris mythology has even more to add to this. To the Egyptians; South was up (North). Osiris was the lord of the underworld, the South, (South=down) which is why he circles the sky in the furthest possible lower (southern) area. Not only did Osiris ride the sky in a chariot, but after his death Isis found that an evergreen (Cedar) had grown overnight from a dead stump to full-sized (this also relates to the Djed pillar); which was understood as a sign of Osiris' rebirth and immortality. Interestingly, the traditional birth of Osiris is the 25th of December. The 25th of December was also celebrated annually by putting presents around the Cedar tree. This tradition is at least five thousand years old. The birth of Horus to the goddess-virgin-mother, Isis, is perhaps the eldest representation of the goddess/son mythology, yet it is impossible to know this or the real age of the Astro-theological-Virgo-giving-birth-to-the-child/god/star mythology for sure. However it is the oldest source I have found; it is very old.
Drying the mushrooms was/is a necessary procedure typically accomplished by stringing them up (like popcorn) and hanging them above the hearth of the fireplace. shamans and lay people alike, would gather and dry them. They gather all they can since they are a valuable commodity. Reindeer (native to Siberia) are known to be quite fond of eating these mushrooms. The mythology of flying Reindeer reflects the supposed pharmacological effects of such a meal.
It is important to point out that this Christmas/Winter Solstice celebration, with all its various counterparts, transcends the world's religions. The reason that this celebration is held all over the planet in various forms may have something to do with this other commonality at which we are looking; it is certainly entwined in the symbolism.

  • Saint Nicholas is the patron Saint of children in Siberia (Russia), a supplanter to the indigenous Shaman.

  • The Amanita muscaria mushrooms grow nearly exclusively under the Christmas (Coniferous) Trees (Birch also [another whole story]).

  • The Reindeer eat these mushrooms, hence the presumed flight.

  • Santa brings presents in his white bag/sack. Mushrooms are gathered in bags, and Amanita muscaria sprouts out of a white vulvae sack.

  • The mushrooms are red and white and grow under a green tree. Christmas colors are red, white and green.

  • Typically, the red and white mushrooms are dried by stringing them on the hearth of the fireplace. Christmas stockings are red and white, hung in the same way, and shaped similar.

  • The Virgin Birth is symbolic for the "seedless" growth/germination pattern of the mushroom. To the ancient mind, with no microscope to see the spores, it's appearance was thought to be miraculous.

  • The very name, "Christmas" is a holiday name composed of the words, "Christ" (meaning "one who is anointed with the Magical Substance") and "Mass" (a special religious service/ceremony of the sacramental ingestion of the Eucharist, the "Body of Christ"). In the Catholic tradition, this substance (Body/Soma) has been replaced by the doctrine of "Trans-substantiation", whereby in a magical ceremony the Priests claim the ability to transform a "cracker/round-wafer" into the literal "Body of Christ"; ie, a substitute or placebo.
    From the: James Arthur Homepage

  • The Shamanic Origins of Christmas

    Well its that time of the year again. So I would like to share Dana Larsen's wonderful essay "Modern Christmas traditions are based on ancient mushroom-using shamans" as I do every Christmas. Just to help spread a little clarity, history and truth about this special season, its rituals and meaning that was hijacked by the Judeo-Christian religions long ago. Who have consequently lost it to our cultures new religion, Consumerism.

    Modern Christmas traditions are based on ancient mushroom-using shamans.

    by: Dana Larsen
    Although most people see Christmas as a Christian holiday, most of the symbols and icons we associate with Christmas celebrations are actually derived from the shamanistic traditions of the tribal peoples of pre-Christian Northern Europe. The sacred mushroom of these people was the red and white amanita muscaria mushroom, also known as "fly agaric." These mushrooms are now commonly seen in books of fairy tales, and are usually associated with magic and fairies. This is because they contain potent hallucinogenic compounds, and were used by ancient peoples for insight and transcendental experiences. Most of the major elements of the modern Christmas celebration, such as Santa Claus, Christmas trees, magical reindeer and the giving of gifts, are originally based upon the traditions surrounding the harvest and consumption of these most sacred mushrooms.
    The world tree These ancient peoples, including the Lapps of modern-day Finland, and the Koyak tribes of the central Russian steppes, believed in the idea of a World Tree. The World Tree was seen as a kind of cosmic axis, onto which the planes of the universe are fixed. The roots of the World Tree stretch down into the underworld, its trunk is the "middle earth" of everyday existence, and its branches reach upwards into the heavenly realm. The amanita muscaria mushrooms grow only under certain types of trees, mostly firs and evergreens. The mushroom caps are the fruit of the larger mycelium beneath the soil which exists in a symbiotic relationship with the roots of the tree. To ancient people, these mushrooms were literally "the fruit of the tree." The North Star was also considered sacred, since all other stars in the sky revolved around its fixed point. They associated this "Pole Star" with the World Tree and the central axis of the universe. The top of the World Tree touched the North Star, and the spirit of the shaman would climb the metaphorical tree, thereby passing into the realm of the gods. This is the true meaning of the star on top of the modern Christmas tree, and also the reason that the super-shaman Santa makes his home at the North Pole. Ancient peoples were amazed at how these magical mushrooms sprang from the earth without any visible seed. They considered this "virgin birth" to have been the result of the morning dew, which was seen as the semen of the deity. The silver tinsel we drape onto our modern Christmas tree represents this divine fluid.
    Reindeer games The active ingredients of the amanita mushrooms are not metabolized by the body, and so they remain active in the urine. In fact, it is safer to drink the urine of one who has consumed the mushrooms than to eat the mushrooms directly, as many of the toxic compounds are processed and eliminated on the first pass through the body. It was common practice among ancient people to recycle the potent effects of the mushroom by drinking each other's urine. The amanita's ingredients can remain potent even after six passes through the human body. Some scholars argue that this is the origin of the phrase "to get pissed," as this urine-drinking activity preceded alcohol by thousands of years. Reindeer were the sacred animals of these semi-nomadic people, as the reindeer provided food, shelter, clothing and other necessities. Reindeer are also fond of eating the amanita mushrooms; they will seek them out, then prance about while under their influence. Often the urine of tripped-out reindeer would be consumed for its psychedelic effects. This effect goes the other way too, as reindeer also enjoy the urine of a human, especially one who has consumed the mushrooms. In fact, reindeer will seek out human urine to drink, and some tribesmen carry sealskin containers of their own collected piss, which they use to attract stray reindeer back into the herd. The effects of the amanita mushroom usually include sensations of size distortion and flying. The feeling of flying could account for the legends of flying reindeer, and legends of shamanic journeys included stories of winged reindeer, transporting their riders up to the highest branches of the World Tree.
    Santa Claus, super shaman Although the modern image of Santa Claus was created at least in part by the advertising department of Coca-Cola, in truth his appearance, clothing, mannerisms and companions all mark him as the reincarnation of these ancient mushroom-gathering shamans. One of the side effects of eating amanita mushrooms is that the skin and facial features take on a flushed, ruddy glow. This is why Santa is always shown with glowing red cheeks and nose. Even Santa's jolly "Ho, ho, ho!" is the euphoric laugh of one who has indulged in the magic fungus. Santa also dresses like a mushroom gatherer. When it was time to go out and harvest the magical mushrooms, the ancient shamans would dress much like Santa, wearing red and white fur-trimmed coats and long black boots. These peoples lived in dwellings made of birch and reindeer hide, called "yurts." Somewhat similar to a teepee, the yurt's central smokehole is often also used as an entrance. After gathering the mushrooms from under the sacred trees where they appeared, the shamans would fill their sacks and return home. Climbing down the chimney-entrances, they would share out the mushroom's gifts with those within. The amanita mushroom needs to be dried before being consumed; the drying process reduces the mushroom's toxicity while increasing its potency. The shaman would guide the group in stringing the mushrooms and hanging them around the hearth-fire to dry. This tradition is echoed in the modern stringing of popcorn and other items. The psychedelic journeys taken under the influence of the amanita were also symbolized by a stick reaching up through the smokehole in the top of the yurt. The smokehole was the portal where the spirit of the shaman exited the physical plane. Santa's famous magical journey, where his sleigh takes him around the whole planet in a single night, is developed from the "heavenly chariot," used by the gods from whom Santa and other shamanic figures are descended. The chariot of Odin, Thor and even the Egyptian god Osiris is now known as the Big Dipper, which circles around the North Star in a 24-hour period. In different versions of the ancient story, the chariot was pulled by reindeer or horses. As the animals grow exhausted, their mingled spit and blood falls to the ground, forming the amanita mushrooms.
    St Nicholas and Old Nick Saint Nicholas is a legendary figure who supposedly lived during the fourth Century. His cult spread quickly and Nicholas became the patron saint of many varied groups, including judges, pawnbrokers, criminals, merchants, sailors, bakers, travelers, the poor, and children. Most religious historians agree that St Nicholas did not actually exist as a real person, and was instead a Christianized version of earlier Pagan gods. Nicholas' legends were mainly created out of stories about the Teutonic god called Hold Nickar, known as Poseidon to the Greeks. This powerful sea god was known to gallop through the sky during the winter solstice, granting boons to his worshippers below. When the Catholic Church created the character of St Nicholas, they took his name from "Nickar" and gave him Poseidon's title of "the Sailor." There are thousands of churches named in St Nicholas' honor, most of which were converted from temples to Poseidon and Hold Nickar. (As the ancient pagan deities were demonized by the Christian church, Hold Nickar's name also became associated with Satan, known as "Old Nick!") Local traditions were incorporated into the new Christian holidays to make them more acceptable to the new converts. To these early Christians, Saint Nicholas became a sort of "super-shaman" who was overlaid upon their own shamanic cultural practices. Many images of Saint Nicholas from these early times show him wearing red and white, or standing in front of a red background with white spots, the design of the amanita mushroom. St Nicholas also adopted some of the qualities of the legendary "Grandmother Befana" from Italy, who filled children's stockings with gifts. Her shrine at Bari, Italy, became a shrine to St Nicholas.
    Modern world, ancient traditions Some psychologists have discussed the "cognitive dissonance" which occurs when children are encouraged to believe in the literal existence of Santa Claus, only to have their parents' lie revealed when they are older. By so deceiving our children we rob them of a richer heritage, for the actual origin of these ancient rituals is rooted deep in our history and our collective unconscious. By better understanding the truths within these popular celebrations, we can better understand the modern world, and our place in it. Many people in the modern world have rejected Christmas as being too commercial, claiming that this ritual of giving is actually a celebration of materialism and greed. Yet the true spirit of this winter festival lies not in the exchange of plastic toys, but in celebrating a gift from the earth: the fruiting top of a magical mushroom, and the revelatory experiences it can provide. Instead of perpetuating outdated and confusing holiday myths, it might be more fulfilling to return to the original source of these seasonal celebrations. How about getting back to basics and enjoying some magical mushrooms with your loved ones this solstice? What better gift can a family share than a little piece of love and enlightenment?
    Santa Amanita
    Best wishes for peace, happiness, good health and hopefully a little wealth this Winter Solstice, New Year and beyond!

    Wednesday, December 22, 2010

    up early & turned on MTV…

    I woke up early and figured I would turn on the TV (which I rarely do). while I got some work done The only channel not propagandizing Obama’s don’t ask don’t tell distraction, I mean reform was MTV. So I thought some music cant hurt. Lets see what the children of America are listening to this morning. Up comes a video of Kanye West on a sampler from his 2010 VMA performance (or lack there of) that I must have missed, unless its on at 4:00AM now =0) OK, I've seen Chimpanzees make better music with a Speak and Spell on National Geographic. Not only is the sampling horrific, he tries to fool everyone into thinking he is a musician by pretending to play a keyboard my adjusting the mid-tone on a sampler. Then he sings a song about toasting himself. Although I'm pretty sure in his mind the song is about someone else. WTF!

    Next up was a video of Cee Lo Green which made me LOL in a state of shock on what can be played on MTV these days. I actually dig this one as a grown up. However as a parent, its pretty upsetting the producer used kids in this video. Children often imitate whats on TV, so expect to hear your kids singing F' You soon.

    Now I've been outta the music biz since the 90’s but the Elektra logo at the end has me thinking both these guys work for Mike Caren. Come on man.

    Happy almost Christmas everyone. Its time to bump my origins of Christmas posts from years past. Wishing you all the best! -E

    Thursday, December 16, 2010

    Girl Talk: All Day – Mash Mix

    All Day” is the 5th album by a Biomedical Engineer named Gregg Gillis AKA Girl Talk, a highly skilled mash-up artist. This 70 minute set features over 375 hit songs from all across the spectrum of genre in one solid mix, available for download in high quality formats that can be easily burned to CD or added to any Mp3 Player. All for the unbeatable price of FREE. I assume he gives his music away to avoid becoming a Copyright Criminal because it truly is top notch work that almost everyone will love.

    Download in: Mp3 & FLAC
    Released: Nov 15, 2010
    Record Label: Illegal Art


    2 Live Crew - Banned in the U.S.A.
    2 Live Crew - Get it Girl
    2Pac - Me Against the World
    2Pac ft. KC & Jojo - How Do U Want It
    8Ball & MJG - You Don't Want Drama
    50 Cent - Disco Inferno
    50 Cent - Get Up
    50 Cent - Wanksta
    50 Cent - Window Shopper
    a-ha - Take on Me
    Aaliyah - Try Again
    Afro-Rican - Give it All You Got (Doggy Style)
    Christina Aguilera ft. Nicki Minaj - Woohoo
    Amerie - Why R U
    Aphex Twin - Windowlicker
    Arcade Fire - Wake Up
    Art of Noise - Moments in Love
    Arts & Crafts – Surely
    B.o.B. ft. Bruno Mars - Nothin' on You
    B.o.B. ft. Rich Boy - Haterz Everywhere
    B.o.B. ft. T.I. & Playboy Tre - Bet I Bust
    Baby Bash ft. Lloyd - Good for My Money
    Banarama - Cruel Summer
    The Bangz - Found My Swag
    David Banner - Get Like Me
    Barbee ft. Trina - Come See About Me
    Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock - Joy and Pain
    Basement Jaxx - Where's Your Head At?
    Beastie Boys - Hey Ladies
    Beastie Boys - Intergalactic
    Beastie Boys - Paul Revere
    Beastie Boys - Root Down
    Beck - Loser
    Pat Benatar - Heartbreaker
    Big Boi - Shutterbug
    Big Daddy Kane - Smooth Operator
    Big Tymers - Still Fly
    Birdman ft. Drake & Lil Wayne - Money to Blow
    Birdman ft. Lil Wayne & Kevin Rudolf - I Want It All
    Black Box - Everybody Everybody
    Black Eyed Peas - Boom Boom Pow
    Black Rob - Whoa!
    Black Sabbath - War Pigs
    Blondie - Dreaming
    Blue Öyster Cult - (Don't Fear) The Reaper
    Bone Thugs-n-Harmony - 1st of tha Month
    Boogie Down Productions - South Bronx
    The Brothers Johnson - Strawberry Letter 23
    James Brown - Funky Drummer
    Ron Browz and Jim Jones ft. Juelz Santana - Pop Champagne
    Bun B ft. Webbie & Juvenile - Pop It 4 Pimp
    Bush - Glycerine
    Busta Rhymes - Dangerous
    Busta Rhymes - Make It Clap
    Busta Rhymes ft. Swizz Beatz - Stop the Party
    Cali Swag District - Teach Me How to Dougie
    Cals ft. Styles P - See Through the Walls (Remix)
    Belinda Carlisle - Heaven Is a Place on Earth
    The Cars - Moving in Stereo
    Cassidy - Face to Face
    Cassidy ft. Swizz Beatz - B-Boy Stance
    Chelley - Took the Night
    Chick Da Flyest ft. Travis Porter - Marvelous
    Chubb Rock - Treat 'Em Right
    Citizen King - Better Days (And the Bottom Drops Out)
    The Clash - Should I Stay or Should I Go
    George Clinton - Atomic Dog
    Clipse - Champion
    Clipse - I'm Good
    Dennis, Coffey - Scorpio
    Collective Soul - Shine
    Lyn Collins - Think (About It)
    Cream - Sunshine of Your Love
    Crime Mob - Knuck If You Buck
    Crooked I - Everything
    Cypress Hill - How I Could Just Kill a Man
    Miley Cyrus - Party in the U.S.A.
    The D.O.C. - It's Funky Enough
    DJ Amaze - I Wanna Rock
    DJ Class - I'm the Ish
    DJ Funk - Pop Those Thangs
    DJ Jubilee - Get Ready
    DJ Laz ft. Flo Rida & Casely - Move Shake Drop
    DJ OGB ft. Francisco & Gemeni - Hands Up
    DJ Unk - Futuristic Slide
    DMX - Party Up (Up In Here)
    DMX - What's My Name
    DMX ft. Sheek - Get at Me Dog
    Daft Punk - Digital Love
    Daft Punk - One More Time
    Daft Punk - Television Rules the Nation
    Darude - Sandstorm
    De La Soul - Me Myself and I
    Ester Dean - Drop It Low
    Deftones - Around the Fur
    Dem Boyz ft. Baby Boy Nate - Supa Dupa
    Depeche Mode - Just Can't Get Enough
    Derek and the Dominos - Layla
    Devo - Gates of Steel
    Devo - Whip It
    Neil Diamond - Cherry, Cherry
    Diamond - Lotta Money
    Diddy - Dirty Money ft. Rick Ross & Nicki Minaj
    Diddy - Tell Me
    Digital Underground - The Humpty Dance
    Dirtbag & Timbaland - Here We Go
    The Disco Four - Move to the Groove
    Dominique Young Unique - Show My Ass
    The Doors - Waiting For The Sun
    Dorrough - Ice Cream Paint Job
    Dr. Dre ft. Snoop Dogg, Nate Dogg, & Kurupt - The Next Episode
    Dr. Octagon - Blue Flowers
    Drake - Over
    Drake ft. Kanye West, Lil Wayne, & Eminem – Forever
    E-40 ft Shawty Lo - Break Ya Ankles
    Electric Light Orchestra - Mr. Blue Sky
    Missy Elliot - Get Ur Freak On
    Missy Elliot ft. Ludacris - Gossip Folks
    Eminem ft. Dr. Dre & 50 Cent - Crack a Bottle
    Gloria Estefan - Words Get in the Way
    Expose - Point of No Return
    Fabolous - Young'n (Holla Back)
    Fabolous ft. Nate Dogg - Can't Deny It
    Fatman Scoop - Party Anthem
    Fine Young Cannibals - Good Thing
    Fine Young Cannibals - Good Thing (Prince Paul Remix)
    Flo Rida ft. Kesha - Right Round
    A Flock of Seagulls - I Ran
    The Four Tops - Reach Out I'll Be There
    Foxy Brown - Hot Spot
    Frederico Franchi - Cream
    Free School ft. Kelis & Apl.De.Ap
    Freeway ft. Peedi Crack - Flipside
    Doug E. Fresh - La Di Da Di
    Fugazi - Waiting Room
    GZA - Liquid Swords
    Peter Gabriel - In Your Eyes
    Gang Starr ft. Nice & Smooth - DWYCK
    Sean Garrett ft. Drake - Feel Love
    General Public - Tenderness
    Genesis - Tonight, Tonight, Tonight
    Ghost Town DJ's - My Boo
    Ginuwine - Pony
    Ginuwine ft. Timbaland & Missy Elliot - Get Involved
    The Go-Go's - We Got The Beat
    Grand Funk Railroad - We're an American Band
    The Grass Roots - Let's Live for Today
    Grateful Dead - Casey Jones
    Gucci Mane - I'm The Shit
    Gucci Mane - Making Love to the Money
    Gucci Mane ft. Swizz Beatz - Gucci Time
    Gucci Mane ft. Usher – Spotlight
    Hall & Oates - You Make My Dreams
    Herbie Hancock - Rockit
    George Harrison - Got My Mind Set on You
    Harvey Danger - Flagpole Sitta
    Heavy D & the Boyz - We Got Our Own Thang
    Keri Hilson - Pretty Girl Rock
    Keri Hilson - Turnin Me On
    Hotstylz - Lookin' Boy
    INXS - Need You Tonight
    Ice Cube - It Was a Good Day
    Ice Cube - The Nigga Ya Love to Hate
    Ice Cube - We Be Clubbin'
    Billy Idol - Dancing with Myself
    Billy Idol - Mony Mony
    The Isley Brothers – Shout
    J-Kwon - Tipsy '09
    J-Kwon - Yeah
    J. Cole - Blow Up
    JC ft. Yung Joc - Vote 4 Me
    Janet Jackson - Love Will Never Do (Without You)
    Janet Jackson - Someone to Call My Lover
    Joe Jackson - Steppin' Out
    Michael Jackson - Black or White
    Jackson 5 - I Want You Back
    Jadakiss ft. Swizz Beatz & OJ Da Juiceman - Who's Real
    Jane's Addiction - Jane Says
    Jay-Z - 99 Problems
    Jay-Z - D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune)
    Jay-Z - Dirt off Your Shoulder
    Jay-Z - Empire State of Mind
    Jay-Z ft. Amil & Ja Rule - Can I Get A...
    Jay-Z ft. Swizz Beatz - On to the Next One
    Jibbs ft. Lloyd - The Dedication (Ay DJ)
    Jodeci - It's Alright
    Joe Public - Live and Learn
    Juice - Catch a Groove
    Johnny Kemp - Just Got Paid
    Kesha - Tik Tok
    Kid 'n Play - Rollin' with Kid 'n Play
    Kid Cudi - Day 'n' Nite (Crookers Remix)
    Kid Cudi ft. Kanye West & Common -"Make Her Say"
    Jean Knight - Mr. Big Stuff
    Jordan Knight - Give It to You
    Beyonce Knowles - Diva
    Beyonce Knowles - Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)
    Beyonce Knowles - Sweet Dreams
    Kraftwerk - More Fun to Compute
    Krave ft. Flo Rida, Pitbull, & Lil Jon - Go Crazy
    LL Cool J - Jingling Baby (Remixed but Still Jingling)
    LL Cool J ft. Jennifer Lopez - Control Myself
    Lady Gaga - Bad Romance
    Lady Gaga - LoveGame
    Cyndi Lauper - Time After Time
    The Lemon Pipers - Green Tambourine
    John Lennon - Imagine
    Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz ft. Ying Yang Twins - Get Low
    Lil Jon ft. E-40 & Sean Paul - Snap Yo Fingers
    Lil Kim ft. Mr. Cheeks - The Jump Off
    Lil Wayne - A Milli
    Lil Wil - Bust It Open
    Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam - Let the Beat Hit 'Em
    Love and Rockets - So Alive
    Ludacris - How Low
    Ludacris ft. Lil Scrappy - Everybody Drunk
    Ludacris ft. Mystikal & I-20 - Move Bitch
    Ludacris ft. Nicki Minaj - My Chick Bad
    M.I.A. - Paper Planes
    M.O.P. - Ante Up
    MC Shan - The Bridge
    MGMT - Kids
    MSTRKRFT ft. N.O.R.E. & Isis - Bounce
    Craig Mack ft. Notorius B.I.G., Mack, Rampage, LL Cool J, & Busta
    Madness - Our House
    Main Source - Looking at the Front Door
    Mandrill - Honey Butt
    Mandrill - Positive Thing
    Mann ft. Yung Sneed - Fight Come Wit It
    Master P - Ooohhhwee
    Master P ft. Weebie & Krazy - Rock It
    Method Man & Redman - Tear It Off
    George Michael - Freedom! '90
    Steve Miller - Jungle Love
    Mims - Move (If You Wanna)
    Nicki Minaj - Your Love
    Kylie Minogue - Can't Get You Out of My Head
    Modern English - I Melt with You
    Alanis Morissette - You Oughta Know
    Mr. Cheeks ft. Missy Elliot, Diddy, & Petey Pablo - Lights, Camera, Action! (Remix)
    Mr. Oizo - Flat Beat
    N.E.R.D. - Everybody Nose (All the Girls Standing in the Line for the Bathroom)
    N.W.A. - Appetite For Destruction
    N.W.A. - Express Yourself
    N.W.A. - Straight Outta Compton
    Nas - Got Ur Self A...
    Naughty by Nature - Everything's Gonna Be Alright
    New Edition - If It Isn't Love
    New Order - Bizarre Love Triangle
    Nine Inch Nails - Closer
    Nirvana - Aneurysm
    Nirvana - In Bloom
    The Notorious B.I.G. - Hypnotize
    The Notorious B.I.G. - Nasty Boy
    The Notorious B.I.G. ft. Diddy, Nelly, Jagged Edge & Avery Storm - Nasty Girl
    O'mega Red & Detail - Endz
    OMG Girlz - Haterz
    Ol Dirty Bastard - Shimmy Shimmy Ya
    OutKast ft. Sleepy Brown - The Way You Move
    Outkast - B.O.B.
    The Pack - This Shit Slappin'
    Robert Palmer - Addicted to Love
    Party Boyz ft. Dorrough & Charlie Boy - Flex (Remix)
    Katy Perry - California Gurls
    Pet Shop Boys - Opportunies (Let's Make Lots of Money)
    Phoenix - 1901
    Pitbull - Hotel Room Service
    Pitbull ft. Honorebel - I Wanna
    Pitbull ft. Lil Jon - Krazy
    Iggy Pop - Lust for Life
    Travis Porter - Go Shorty Go
    Portishead - Sour Times
    Billy Preston - Nothing from Nothing
    Prince - Delirious
    Prince - Gett Off
    Project Pat & Juicy J - Twerk That
    Eric Prydz - Pjanoo
    Public Enemy - Bring the Noise
    Public Enemy - Public Enemy No. 1
    Radiohead - Creep
    Radiohead - Idioteque
    Rage Against The Machine - Killing in the Name Of
    The Ramones - Blitzkrieg Bop
    Rancid - Ruby Soho
    The Rapture - House of Jealous Lovers
    Ray J ft. Ludacris - Celebration
    Rhymes - Flava In Ya Ear (Remix)
    Rosalind Rice & French Montana - Hustler
    Rich Boy - Drop
    Rihanna - Rude Boy
    Rihanna ft. Jeezy - Hard
    The Rolling Stones - Paint It, Black
    Rick Ross - B.M.F. (Blowin' Money Fast)
    Run-D.M.C. - It's Tricky
    Run-D.M.C. - It's like That
    Rye Rye ft. M.I.A. – Bang
    Shorty Long - Function At the Junction
    The Showboys - Drag Rap
    Simon & Garfunkel - Cecilia
    Sir Mix-a-Lot - Posse on Broadway
    Skee-Lo - I Wish
    Slim ft. Red Cafe - Break U Down
    Frankie Smith - Double Dutch Bus
    Jimmy Smith - I'm Gonna Love Just A Little Bit More Babe
    Willow Smith - Whip My Hair
    Snoop Dogg ft. Pharrell - Drop It Like It's Hot
    Snoop Dogg ft. The-Dream - Gangsta Luv
    Soulja Boy Tell 'Em - Bird Walk
    Soulja Boy Tell 'Em - Pretty Boy Swag
    Spacehog - In the Meantime
    Britney Spears - Circus
    Bruce Springsteen - Dancing in the Dark
    Billy Squier - The Big Beat
    Starpoint - Object of My Desire
    Edwin Starr - Twenty Five Miles
    Supastaar ft. Gorilla Zoe & Yung Joc - Head N Shoulders
    Supergrass - Alright
    Swizz Beatz - It's Me Bitches
    Swizz Beatz ft. Bounty Killer – Guilty
    T'Pau - Heart and Soul
    T-No - Fucked Up
    T-Pain ft. Young Jeezy - Reverse Cowgirl
    T.I. - Rubberband Man
    T.I. ft. Keri Hilson - Got Your Back
    T. Rex - 20th Century Boy
    Talking Heads - Take Me to the River
    The Temptations - Get Ready
    Terror Squad - Lean Back
    Third Eye Blind - Semi-Charmed Life
    Three 6 Mafia - Who Run It
    Justin Timberlake - SexyBack
    The Ting Tings - That's Not My Name
    Toadies - Possum Kingdom
    Torch ft. Rick Ross, Waka Flocka Flame, Yo Gotti, N.O.R.E. - Bang Yo City
    Allen Toussaint - Get Out Of My Life Woman
    Trick Daddy ft. The Slip-N-Slide Express - Take It To Da House
    Trick Daddy ft. Trina, Co., & Deuce - Shut Up
    Trina ft. Kase & Deuce Poppi - Pull Over (Remix)
    Trina ft. Killer Mike - Look Back at Me
    Twista ft. Erika Shevon – Wetter
    U2 - Sunday Bloody Sunday
    U2 - With or Without You
    UGK - One Day
    Uncle Louie - I Like Funky Music
    Usher ft. Nicki Minaj - Lil Freak
    Usher ft. – OMG
    V.I.C. - Wobble
    Bobby Valentino ft. Yung Joc - Beep
    Van Halen - Eruption
    Van Halen – Jump
    Waka Flocka Flame - Hard in da Paint
    Wale ft. Gucci Mane - Pretty Girls
    Warrant - Cherry Pie
    Crystal Waters - Gypsy Woman (She's Homeless)
    Barry White - I'm Gonna Love You Just A Little More Baby
    White Town - Your Woman
    White Zombie - Thunder Kiss '65
    Marva Whitney - Unwind Yourself
    The Who - Won't Get Fooled Again
    Whodini - Friends
    Whodini - I'm a Ho & Nicki Minaj - Check It Out
    Duke Williams and the Extremes - Chinese Chicken
    The Edgar Winter Group - Frankenstein
    Steve Winwood- Roll with It
    Wiz Khalifa - Black and Yellow
    Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Heads Will Roll
    Ying Yang Twins - Wild Out
    Young Dro ft. Gucci Mane & T.I. - Freeze Me
    Young Jeezy - Bottom of the Map
    Young MC - Bust a Move
    The Young Rascals - Good Lovin'
    Young T ft. Treal Lee - Work Dat Lumba
    Zapp - Doo Wa Ditty (Blow That Thing)

    Thursday, December 9, 2010

    PSYWAR "The real battlefield, is the mind"


    Metanoia: From the Greek - to perceive, to think, the result of perceiving or observing - metanoia means "a change of mind".

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    In Theology, metanoia is used to refer to the change of mind which is brought about in repentance. The prefix "meta-" carries with it other variants that are consistent with the Eastern Greek philosophical mindset, "Meta-" is additionally used to imply "beyond" and "outside of." E.g., metamorphosis as a beyond-change; and, metaphysics as outside the limits of physics.

    The Greek term for repentance, metanoia, denotes a change of mind, a reorientation, a fundamental transformation of outlook, of an individual's vision of the world and of her/himself, and a new way of loving others and the Universe. In the words of a second-century text, The Shepherd of Hermas, it implies "great understanding," discernment.

    In Carl Jung's psychology, metanoia indicates a spontaneous attempt of the psyche to heal itself of unbearable conflict by melting down and then being reborn in a more adaptive form.

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    Friday, November 26, 2010

    USA to Ban Synthetic Cannaboids

    From: DEA Public Affairs
    November 24, 2010

    DEA Moves to Emergency Control Synthetic Marijuana
    Agency Will Study Whether To Permanently Control Five Substances.

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is using its emergency scheduling authority to temporarily control five chemicals (JWH-018, JWH-073, JWH-200, CP-47,497, and cannabicyclohexanol) used to make “fake pot” products.  Except as authorized by law, this action will make possessing and selling these chemicals or the products that contain them illegal in the U.S. for at least one year while the DEA and the United States Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) further study whether these chemicals and products should be permanently controlled. 

    A Notice of Intent to Temporarily Control was published in the Federal Register today to alert the public to this action. After no fewer than 30 days, DEA will publish in the Federal Register a Final Rule to Temporarily Control these chemicals for at least 12 months with the possibility of a six-month extension. They will be designated as Schedule I substances, the most restrictive category, which is reserved for unsafe, highly abused substances with no medical usage.

    Over the past year, smokable herbal blends marketed as being “legal” and providing a marijuana-like high, have become increasingly popular, particularly among teens and young adults.  These products consist of plant material that has been coated with research chemicals that mimic THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, and are sold at a variety of retail outlets, in head shops and over the Internet.  These chemicals, however, have not been approved by the FDA for human consumption and there is no oversight of the manufacturing process.  Brands such as “Spice,” “K2,” “Blaze,” and “Red X Dawn” are labeled as incense to mask their intended purpose.

    Since 2009, DEA has received an increasing number of reports from poison centers, hospitals and law enforcement regarding these products.  Fifteen states have already taken action to control one or more of these chemicals.  The Comprehensive Crime Control Act of 1984 amends the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) to allow the DEA Administrator to emergency schedule an abused, harmful, non-medical substance in order to avoid an imminent public health crisis while the formal rule-making procedures described in the CSA are being conducted. 

    “The American public looks to the DEA to protect its children and communities from those who would exploit them for their own gain,” said DEA Acting Administrator Michele M. Leonhart.  “Makers of these harmful products mislead their customers into thinking that ‘fake pot’ is a harmless alternative to illegal drugs, but that is not the case.  Today’s action will call further attention to the risks of ingesting unknown compounds and will hopefully take away any incentive to try these products.”

    Thursday, November 18, 2010

    Sasha Shuglin needs our Support!

    This morning Alexander “Sasha” Shulgin, Worlds Greatest Pharmacologist & Research Chemist who created hundreds of psychoactive compounds has suffered from a stoke in route to the hospital for a scheduled test on a foot ulcer that was not healing and may need to be amputated. Sasha & Ann have been seriously struggling recently and they can certainly use our love & support in any way possible. Sasha and Ann are two great minds & souls who have done many wonderful things for our community.

    If possible, please send a donation of any size directly to his family to help during these difficult times.

    Their Paypal address is 

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    Sasha Shulgin
    Transform Press
    PO Box 13675
    Berkeley CA 94712.

    I am sending a gift to them tomorrow. If you wish to sign the card, please leave a comment below and I will include it with the delivery.

    You can also make a charitable tax deductable donation to help preserve his life's work via EROWID.

    The world loves more because of you Sasha! Wishing you a peaceful and speedy recovery.

    All Love & Light,

    Monday, November 15, 2010

    Why Intelligent People Use More Drugs

    Published in Psychology Today
    Oct 31, 2010
    By Satoshi Kanazawa

    The human consumption of psychoactive drugs, such as marijuana, cocaine, and heroin, is of even more recent historical origin than the human consumption of alcohol or tobacco, so the Hypothesis would predict that more intelligent people use more drugs more frequently than less intelligent individuals.

    The use of opium dates back to about 5,000 years ago, and the earliest reference to the pharmacological use of cannabis is in a book written in 2737 BC by the Chinese Emperor Shen Nung.  Opium and cannabis are the only “natural” (agricultural) psychoactive drugs.  Other psychoactive drugs are “chemical” (pharmacological); they require modern chemistry to manufacture, and are therefore of much more recent origin.  Morphine was isolated from opium in 1806, cocaine was first manufactured in 1860, and heroin was discovered in 1874.

    Given their extremely recent origin and thus evolutionary novelty, the Hypothesis would predict that more intelligent individuals are more likely to consume all types of psychoactive drugs than less intelligent individuals.  Once again, as with alcohol consumption, the fact that the consumption of psychoactive drugs has largely negative health consequences and few (if any) benefits of any kind is immaterial to the Hypothesis.  It does not predict that more intelligent individuals are more likely to engage in healthy and beneficial behavior, only that they are more likely to engage in evolutionarily novel behavior.  As I point out in an earlier post, more intelligent people are often more likely to do stupid things.

    Consistent with the prediction of the Hypothesis, the analysis of the National Child Development Study shows that more intelligent children in the United Kingdom are more likely to grow up to consume psychoactive drugs than less intelligent children.  Net of sex, religion, religiosity, marital status, number of children, education, earnings, depression, satisfaction with life, social class at birth, mother’s education, and father’s education, British children who are more intelligent before the age of 16 are more likely to consume psychoactive drugs at age 42 than less intelligent children.

    The following graph shows the association between childhood general intelligence and the latent factor for the consumption of psychoactive drugs, constructed from indicators for the consumption of 13 different types of psychoactive drugs (cannabis, ecstasy, amphetamines, LSD, amyl nitrate, magic mushrooms, cocaine, temazepan, semeron, ketamine, crack, heroin, and methadone).  As you can see, there is a clear monotonic association between childhood general intelligence and adult consumption of psychoactive drugs.  “Very bright” individuals (with IQs above 125) are roughly three-tenths of a standard deviation more likely to consume psychoactive drugs than “very dull” individuals (with IQs below 75).

    childhood intelligence latent factor

    The following graph shows a similar association between childhood intelligence and the latent factor for the consumption of psychoactive drugs among Americans.  The data come from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health.  The childhood intelligence is measured in junior high and high school, and the adult drug consumption is measured seven years later, and constructed from indicators for the consumption of 5 different types of psychoactive drugs (marijuana, cocaine, LSD, crystal meth, and heroin).  The association is not monotonic, but nevertheless, “normal” (90 < IQ < 110), “bright” (110 < IQ < 125), and “very bright” individuals consume more psychoactive substances than “very dull” or “dull” (75 < IQ < 90) individuals.  Once the social and demographic variables are controlled, however, the positive association between childhood intelligence and adult drug consumption is not statistically significant in the American Add Health sample.

    drug latent factor People – scientists and civilians alike – often associate intelligence with positive life outcomes.  The fact that more intelligent individuals are more likely to consume alcohol, tobacco, and psychoactive drugs tampers this universally positive view of intelligence and intelligent individuals.  Intelligent people don’t always do the right thing, only the evolutionarily novel thing.

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    Saturday, September 25, 2010

    Timothy Leary: From Mind to SuperMind - Mp3


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     Timothy Leary: From Mind to Supermind

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    Date: January 28, 1985
    Location: Santa Barbara, CA
    Timothy Leary

    “More changes have taken place in the last twenty five years, unquestionably, than in any period of human history. Just as I said an hour on the Greenwich map is a century, a decade these days seems to be a century. Can you remember the ancient history of the 1960s?”

    “If you change the techniques of child rearing, if you change the very philosophy and techniques in the daily, moment to moment way that children are brought up, hey, listen, never mind university, you’ve changed that culture.

    “The average post-1946 kid by the age of five had experienced a hundred times more realities, more dramas, more history, more geography, more hype, more propaganda, you name it, than the wisest, oldest, most traveled human beings of the past.”

    “To a ‘factory philosopher’ a machine to think is a machine to perform many repetitious tasks.”

    “Information, information is the air and the water and the bread and the shoes of the future.”

    Tuesday, September 14, 2010

    Your Brain on Drugs

    Your Brain on Drugs: Dopamine and Addiction
    By: David Hirschman
    September 13, 2010
    Fear Loathing Vegas Bathtub"You can turn your back on a person, but never turn your back on a drug, especially when it's waving a razor sharp hunting knife in your eye" wrote gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson, no stranger himself to the compelling nature of addiction.

    As has been demonstrated many, many, many times over, drug addiction is a powerful force that can take control of the lives of users. In the past, addiction was thought to be a weakness of character, but in recent decades research has increasingly found that addiction to drugs like cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine is a matter of brain chemistry.

    Dr. Nora Volkow, the director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, says that the way a brain becomes addicted to a drug is related to how a drug increases levels of the naturally-occurring neurotransmitter dopamine, which modulates the brain's ability to perceive reward reinforcement. The pleasure sensation that the brain gets when dopamine levels are elevated creates the motivation for us to proactively perform actions that are indispensable to our survival (like eating or procreation). Dopamine is what conditions us to do the things we need to do.

    Using addictive drugs floods the limbic brain with dopamine—taking it up to as much as five or 10 times the normal level. With these levels elevated, the user's brain begins to associate the drug with an outsize neurochemical reward. Over time, by artificially raising the amount of dopamine our brains think is "normal," the drugs create a need that only they can meet.

    "If a drug produces increases in dopamine in these limbic areas of the brain, then your brain is going to understand that signal as something that is very reinforcing, and will learn it very rapidly," says Volkow. "And so that the next time you get exposed to that stimuli, your brain already has learned that that's reinforcing, and you immediately—what we call a type of memory that's conditioning—will desire that particular drug." Over time, the consistently high levels of dopamine create plastic changes to the brain, desensitizing neurons so that they are less affected by it, and decreasing the number of receptors. That leads to the process of addiction, wherein a person loses control and is left with an intense drive to compulsively take the drug.

    According to Volkow, the reason that dopamine-producing drugs are so addictive is that they have the ability to constantly fill a need for more dopamine. "So a person may take a hit of cocaine, snort it, it increases dopamine, takes a second, it increases dopamine, third, fourth, fifth, sixth. So there's never that decrease that ultimately leads to the satiety," she says.

    Adam Kepecs, a neuroscientist at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory says that addiction has to do with the brain's expectations. An emerging idea, he says, is that drugs basically "hijack" the brain's normal computational enjoyment and reward mechanisms.

    "Let’s say you’re happy about a great chocolate ice cream," says Kepecs, as an example."Over time you learn to expect that the chocolate ice cream is really great and you have no more dopamine released in expectation of that when you receive it. Whereas, if you take an addictive drug, you can never learn to expect it because the drug itself will release an extra kick of dopamine. And when that happens, the value of that drug keeps increasing because now you’re learning that 'Wow my expectations were violated, therefore this must be much more valuable than what I thought before.' So basically what ends up happening: the dopamine system gets hijacked by these drugs."

    Volkow notes that there are other components to addiction—like genetics and age of exposure—which is why not everyone who takes drugs becomes an addict. She says approximately 50% of the vulnerability of a person to become addicted is genetically determined, and research indicates that if a person is exposed to drugs in early adolescence they are much more likely to become addicted than if they were exposed to the same drugs as an adult.

    One of the key functions of the neurotransmitter dopamine is to create feelings of pleasure that our brains associate with necessary physiological actions like eating and procreating. We are driven to perform these vital functions because our brains are conditioned to expect the dopamine rush that accompanies them.

    Addictive drugs flood the brain with dopamine and condition us to expect artificially high levels of the neurotransmitter. Over time, the user's brain requires more dopamine than it can naturally produce, and it becomes dependent on the drug, which never actually satisfies the need it has created.

    More Resources

    • What Addicts Need, 2008 Newsweek article on how scientists are using insights about neurochemistry to treat addiction.
    • Addictive Research, 2007 article
    • University of Texas Addiction Science Research and Education Center description of the role dopamine plays in addiction.

    Thursday, August 26, 2010

    Critical Thinking: The Elite Vs You in Mp3

    This Mp3 is the raw audio recording of an interview with Richard Grove from the film Believers Beware: Contrary Conditioning by Paul Verge. An extensive overview on the criminal manipulation of the US & Global Economies, Markets, Regulatory Agencies and Citizens. The NWO, Cultural Conditioning, Global Politics & Government, Media, Propaganda. Contemporary School Vs a Classical Education. The Lost Tools of Learning: Trivium, Quadrivium, Rhetoric, Logical Fallacies. I am certain you will find this interview extremely enlightening, rewarding and informative! Thank you Paul, Rich & Lisa!

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    Points covered in this Interview
    1) The New World Order / NWO. Plato’s Republic. Suppress thought. Subjugate the public thru poor education.
    2) Agatha Christie: Murder on the Orient Express. Too much evidence = multiple culprits. Plausible deniability.
    3) Ego worshippers use hidden knowledge to perpetuate the NWO. Intellectual Elite dumbing down the masses.
    4) Socrates / Plato: Allegory of the cave. The illusion works the same today as it was 2500 years ago.
    5) Books Vs. Internet research. Eustace Mullins - "Secrets of the Federal Reserve" & "The World Order"
    6) "Superclass" using Rhetoric, Fallacy arguments and dumbing the public down.
    7) News agencies lying to help protect their advertisers. How the NWO is fed by that relationship.
    8) "With No Apologies" by Senator Barry Goldwater Ch 33 - The Non Elected Rulers
    9) The CFR, TC, Bilderberg, Trilaterals Subverted groups, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Trilateral Commission.
    10) David Rothkopf CFR “We've got the world on our key chain ready to take it for a ride.”
    11) Fareed Zacharia CFR "The Post-American World"
    12) The Last Will & Testament of Cecil Rhodes. Forms Tax-Exempt Foundation to undermine state sovereignty.
    13) Lewis Lapham "The American Ruling Class" CFR members & Elite. Rule because the public is willfully ignorant.
    14) Albert Einstein Learning our way out of the insanity by evolving our consciousness.
    15) John Taylor Gatto’s book "Dumbing Us Down"
    16) The 7 Lessons that Compulsory Curriculum teach:

    1. Confusion. Everything I teach is out of context. I teach the un-relating of everything.
    2. Class position. That’s the real lesson of any rigged competition like school. You come to know your place.
    3. Indifference. The lesson of bells is that no work is worth finishing, so why care too deeply about anything?
    4. Emotional dependency. By stars and red checks, smiles and frowns, prizes, honors, and disgraces, I teach kids to surrender their will to the predestined chain of command.
    5. Intellectual dependency. Of the millions of things of value to study, I decide what few we have time for, or actually it is decided by my faceless employers….Curiosity has no important place in my work, only conformity. Gatto says this is “the most important lesson, that we must wait for other people, better trained than ourselves, to make the meanings of our lives.”
    6. Provisional self-esteem. The lesson of report cards, grades and tests is that children should not trust themselves or their parents but should rely on the evaluation of certified officials. People need to be told what they are worth.
    7. One can’t hide. Surveillance is an ancient imperative, espoused by certain influential thinkers [such as Plato, Augustine, Calvin, Bacon, and Hobbes]. All these childless men…discovered the same thing: children must be closely watched if you want to keep a society under tight central control.

    17) Other selected passages from "Dumbing Us Down"
    18) John Taylor Gatto Re-Cap
    19) Gene Odening's concern. The harm being brought to the current generation of students.
    20) More on the Trivium.
    21) Dan Brown's Lost Symbol.
    22) Cecil John Rhodes
    23) William T. Stead inventor of the “Interview” died on the Titanic.
    24) More on William T. Stead.
    25) How to find books. "The Review of Reviews"
    26) Last Will and Testament of Cecil John Rhodes. ACTUAL BOOK UNVEILING
    27) Last Will & Testament of Cecil John Rhodes. Quotes from page 73
    28) Last Will & Testament of Cecil John Rhodes. Rich's elucidations.
    29) Removing doubts that the NWO exists..
    30) About Caroll Quigley
    31) Quote from Quigley on Internalization of Controls
    32) Carbon emissions. Pollution is mainly from corporations, not the public and Not by accident.
    33) Evolution of Civilizations: Old way of war Vs New Form of War. Subversion thru Commerce.
    34) Good analogy of the monetary system as an invisible control system you can't see until you are out of it.
    35) Quigley's "The Anglo- American Establishment", and "Tragedy and Hope", and Quigley's credibility.
    36) John Taylor Gatto's book Dumbing Us Down, reality Vs What we are taught. Suppression of education.
    37) Norman Dodd, Reece Committee, Robert Hutchen. Carnegie Endowment brings the US into war.
    38) Dumbing down in school to perpetuate the loss of Critical Thinking and become non-thinking followers.
    39) War is waged to maintain the sales & consumption cycle. Empty minded consumers obey without question.
    40) The Great Conversation - Robert Maynard Hutchins - 500 families who own the copies of these books.
    41) The importance of these books and the Liberal Education.
    42) Liberal Education had been gone for 90 years!
    43) What would America look like after 150 years with out Critical Thinking? Understanding education.
    44) Liberal Education. More on Plato's Allegory of the Cave.
    45) Homer, Plato, Aristotle, Middle Ages, Renaissance. History repeats. Recognize patterns. Break the Status Quo.
    46) Civic Responsibility. Learn to understand for yourself. Government Deception, Rights, Privileges, Responsibility.
    47) New World Order Ideology - Fabian Socialism.
    48) Fabian Socialists, Fabius the Roman Dictator, Wolf in Sheep’s clothing, Hammering the World into their image.
    49) Propaganda, Propagating ideas. Media is Propaganda. Is it helping to expand or suppress your consciousness?
    50) Trivium & Quadrivium: Thinking Critically and Creatively. Autodidactic Learning.
    51) Dorothy Sayers, "The Lost Tools of Learning"
    52) Trivium and the 3,4,5 Triangle. 3 Trivium, 4 Quadrivium, 5 Senses.
    53) Trivium: Grammar, Logic, Rhetoric. How & Why it works. See thru fallacies, determine facts, share knowledge.
    54) 1886 Supreme Court Justice Morrison Waite grants CORPORATIONS the same as Human Beings.
    55) Externalization of Cost. To Cheap to be true. Only the poor pay the true price.
    56) “War is a Racket” by Smedley Butler, 1934-1935 Plot - Gerald MacGuire
    57) Quote “War is a racket. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives” ~Major General Smedley Butler, USMC.
    58) Who was Major General Smedley Butler?
    59) Propaganda, 1928 Edward Bernays, Sigmund Freud's nephew. Ch 1 Organizing Chaos.
    60) Quote from Propaganda by Edward Bernays.
    61) The Tavistock Institute of Human Relations. Brought America into war by using Propaganda & Demonization.
    62) After Treaty of Versailles 1919 Invention of Credit causes Roaring 20's. Bernays & Lippmann sex up ads.
    63) Bernay's 1928 Propaganda, Use of mass media to fool the public en masse. Bankers fund Ideologies.
    64) The END result? The Planned Obsolescence of America
    65) Earning profit responsibly, Cartel Capitalism VS. Compassionate Capitalism, Pollution, Externalizing Costs.
    66) Hegelian Dialectic makes the public do rulers dirty work. Whole in the system. De-population, False dilemmas.
    67) Club of Rome makes Humanity its own enemy by placing false blame for pollution, the climate, over population.
    68) Carbon Tax Scam - Al Gore plan taxes the Problem instead of Solving. Avoiding REAL solutions like Hemp.
    69) US Economy Scam - Robert Rubin removes Glass/Steagel. Results in Enron.  Sarbanes-Oxley Backdoor.
    70) 29 year-old Goldman Sachs Exec Adam Storch named Chief Operating Officer of SEC’s New Enforcement Division.
    71) Whistle blowing. Financial collapse could have been avoided. Paying institutions & the media to lie to you.
    72) Education and Religion do 2 things with information- They provide it and conceal it.
    73) Prisoner VS Slave mentality - Hoping for a better master, a better system of obedience. 
    74) The Root of the Problem. Suppression of Consciousness, Creation of  artificial boundaries.
    75) Einstein: You can’t solve a problem from the same mindset that created it.
    76) Explaining the Game to children and empowering them.
    77) The Reality of the True Problem. Rejecting the Status Quo
    78) What corporations want you to do VS what you should be doing. How they profit from our ignorance.
    79) Learning our way out of the Problem. Sharing the wisdom.  Popping the illusion bubble.
    80) Treating Root causes instead of Symptoms in society, our lives and our health. Avoiding the cycle.
    81) Find REAL solutions in lieu of relying on "Authorities". They only seek profit & control.
    82) Learning, Understanding, disarming the fear with Knowledge. Learn how to think, not what to think.
    83) DisInfo Agents capture public energy and attention. Feeding mans infinite appetite for distraction.
    84) Purposeful complication.
    85) Words, Propaganda, making choices to react emotionally instead of critically.
    86) High Vs. Low Vibrations, Tone, From SD to HD.
    87) Synchronicity, Carl Jung, Legitimate Suffering,
    88) Fear, Manifestation, Religion, the Middle man, Suppressing Consciousness and Hell.
    89) Believing VS. Really Knowing.  Some GREAT easy solutions.
    90) Running it Their Way: Corporate Pollution and externalizing blame.(Climate Change / War on Terror).
    91) Let go of pre-conditioning. Why churches hide= Occultism.
    92) Finding solutions by changing habits first, then collaborate and resist advertising and propaganda.
    93) Solving Problems with Words and Understanding and Cooperation. Logic and Reason.
    94) Spending our time like we spend our money. Know your REAL self. Notice Corporate Conditioning, Resist!
    95) Acting Vs. Reacting and Asking the Right Questions about our habits.
    96) Who are you? What is important? Do you like what you’re doing? What are you doing to change it?
    97) The multi-pronged onslaught against us. Connecting the dots Defeat Corporate Media.
    98) Neil Postman "Amusing our Selves to Death" Suppression of Consciousness.
    99) Consumerism/Slavery, Understanding motives and intentions. Threat and Fear Culture Vs. Love.
    100) Our adversaries are our greatest teachers.
    101) Learn the lessons! They fear the awakening.
    102) Selective Genocide, Homosexuality as a control mechanism. Setting the boundaries.
    103) Overcome Fear, Learn to be Free, Achieve Happiness, Don't avoid Fear & Pain. Confront & Defeat it!
    104) The final message. Does the source of information help or suppress your own consciousness?

    “Think for yourself, Question Authority”
    Dr. Timothy Leary

    Wednesday, August 25, 2010

    Andrew Weil: Maps Lecture - Video & Mp3

    Speaker: Dr. Andrew Weil, M.D.
    MAPS: Psychedelic Science in the 21st Century
    The Future of Psychedelic & Medical Marijuana Research
    April 16, 2010 - San Jose, California
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    This is a great talk by Andy Weil featuring his unique perspective on the current state of Psychedelic Medicine & Medicinal Marijuana. The successes and the challenges that lay ahead. As leader in the field of integrative and alternative medicine he shares his valuable insights into clinical trials on mind-body medicine and tells how even after publishing solid findings from medical pioneers, most doctors will not change their practice.

    Psychedelic Science in the 21st Century - Andrew Weil M.D.
    From MAPS: Psychedelic Science

    Forty years ago the U.S.led backlash against the possibility of researching the potential beneficial effects of psychedelics and marijuana. Many studies had shown psychedelics to be useful for managing anxiety and depression in terminal cancer patients, for treating alcoholism and opiate addiction and for catalyzing spiritual/mystical experience. At the same time, marijuana was found to be effective for relieving nausea and vomiting often associated with cancer and chemotherapy. Now that restrictions on research with these agents are easing, a new generation of investigators is continuing these studies, as well as looking at MDMA for PTSD, psilocybin for OCD, and marijuana for MS, chronic pain, PTSD, and other conditions. Many other possible therapeutic applications of psychedelics and marijuana needs to be carefully designed and conducted to avoid another backlash from anti-drug zealots. Along with some great personal stories. He is always a pleasure to hear. I think you will enjoy it.

    All the best,


    Saturday, August 21, 2010

    TED Talks: 3D Atlas of the Universe

    Another stellar real life technology that reminds me of Trin Tragula's Total Perspective Vortex.

    TED TalksThe Digital Universe 3D Atlas

    From: TED Talks
    Carter Emmart
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    As the Director of Astrovisualization at the American Museum of Natural History, Carter Emmart directs their groundbreaking space shows and heads up development of an interactive 3D atlas called The Digital Universe. He coordinates scientists, programmers and artists to produce scientifically accurate yet visually stunning and immersive space experiences in the AMNH’s Hayden Planetarium. It incorporates data from dozens of organizations worldwide to create the most complete and accurate 3D atlas of the Universe from the local solar neighborhood out to the edge of the observable Universe.

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    Carter Emmart: “The flat horizon that we've evolved with has been a metaphor for the infinite, unbounded resources and unlimited capacity for disposal of waste. It wasn't until we really left Earth, got above the atmosphere and had seen the horizon bend back on itself that we could understand our planet as a limited condition. The Digital Universe Atlas has been built at the American Museum of Natural History over the past 12 years. We maintain that, put that together as a project to really chart the universe across all scales. What we see here are satellites around the Earth, and the Earth in proper registration against the universe, as we see. NASA supported this work 12 years ago as part of the rebuilding of the Hayden Planetarium so that we would share this with the world.

    The Digital Universe is the basis of our space show productions that we do -- our main space shows in the dome. But what you see here is the result of actually internships that we hosted with Linkoping University in Sweden. I've had 12 students work on this for their graduate work. And the result has been this software called Uniview and a company called SCISS in Sweden. This software allows interactive use. So this actual flight path and movie that we see here was actually flown live. I captured this live from my laptop in a cafe called Earth Matters on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, where I live. And it was done as a collaborative project with the Rubin Museum of Himalayan Art for an exhibit on comparative cosmology.

    And so as we move out, we see continuously from our planet all the way out into the realm of galaxies as we see here, light travel time, giving you a sense of how far away we are. As we move out, the light from these distant galaxies have taken so long, we're essentially backing up into the past. We back so far up we're finally seeing a containment around us -- the afterglow of the Big Bang. This is the WMAP microwave background that we see. We'll fly outside it here, just to see this sort of containment. If we were outside this, it would almost be meaningless, in the sense as before time. But this our containment of the visible universe. We know the universe is bigger than that which we can see.

    Coming back quickly, we see here the radiosphere that we jumped out of in the beginning. But these are positions, the latest positions of exoplanets that we've mapped. And our sun here obviously with our own solar system. What you're going to see -- you're going to have to jump in here pretty quickly between several orders of magnitude to get down to where we see the solar system. These are the paths of Voyager 1, Voyager 2, Pioneer 11 and Pioneer 10, the first four spacecraft to have left the solar system. Coming in closer, picking up Earth. Orbit of the Moon, and we see the Earth. This map can be updated. And we can add in new data.

    I know Dr. Carolyn Porco is the camera P.I. for the Cassini mission. But here we see the complex trajectory of the Cassini mission color coded for different mission phases, ingeniously developed so that 45 encounters with the largest moon, Titan, which is larger that the planet Mercury, diverts the orbit into different parts of mission phase.

    This software allows us to come close and look at parts of this. This software can also be networked between domes. We have a growing user base of this. And we network domes. And we can network between domes and classrooms. We're actually sharing tours of the universe with the first sub-Saharan planetarium in Ghana as well as new libraries that have been built in the ghettos in Columbia and a high school in Cambodia. And the Cambodians have actually controlled the Hayden Planetarium from their high school.

    This is an image from Saturday, photographed by the Aqua satellite, but through the Uniview software. And so you're seeing the edge of the Earth. This is Nepal. This is, in fact, right here is the valley of Lhasa, right here in Tibet. But we can see the haze from fires and so forth in the Ganges valley down below in India. This is Nepal and Tibet.

    And just in closing, I'd just like to say this beautiful world that we live on -- Here we see a bit of the snow that some of you may have had to brave in coming out. So I'd like to just say that what the world needs now is a sense of being able to look at ourselves in this much larger condition now and a much larger sense of what home is. Because our home is the universe, and we are the universe, essentially. We carry that in us. And to be able to see our context in this larger sense at all scales helps us all, I think, in understanding where we are and who we are in the universe.

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    Friday, July 30, 2010

    Dr. Richard Evans Schultes: Hallucinogenic Plants

    From: Gnostic Media Podcast #79
    Professor Richard Evans Schultes Lecture
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    This episode of the Gnostic media podcast features a rare lecture Dr. Richard Evans Schultes on the topic of: Hallucinogenic Plants. I have an original BPC [Botanical Preservation Corps] cassette of this talk but there in no info on it other the #028. For those not familiar with Professor Schultes, he is widely considered The Father of Modern Ethnobotany and the real life Indiana Jones. Some of his students include Tim Plowman, Andrew Weil and Wade Davis. He coauthored Plants of the Gods: Their Sacred, Healing, and Hallucinogenic Powers with Albert Hofmann and Christian Rätsch.

    Richard Evans Schultes was a Boston-born and Harvard-educated botanical explorer, ethnobotanist and conservationist. To research his undergraduate thesis at Harvard, he travelled to Oklahoma with Weston LaBarre in 1936 to study the use of peyote among the Kiowa. In 1938 he travelled to Oaxaca, Mexico with Pablo Reko to seek the identity of teonanacatl. He and Reko were successful at identifying the species of mushrooms used by the Mazatec Indians and were the first to record the species used for their psychoactive properties.

    In 1939 Schultes again travelled to Mexico in a successful attempt to verify the identity of Ololiúqui. He travelled throughout Mexico for a few years researching and collecting botanical medicines, hallucinogens, and poisons, before earning his Ph.D. from Harvard in 1941. He soon became caught up in World War II when he was recruited by the United States to find an Amazonian source for rubber. He spent the next ten years working on this project.

    In 1953 Schultes became the curator of the Orchid Herbarium at Harvard. He served as Curator of Ethnobotany for the Harvard Botanical Museum from 1958 to 1967 and as Executive Director from 1967-1970. In 1970 he was named Professor of Biology and Director of the Botanical Museum, positions he held until his retirement in 1985.

    Schultes was a prolific writer, published over 450 technical papers and nine books on Ethnobotany, and was widely recognized as one of the most distinguished figures in the field. He received many awards for his work including the Cross of Boyaca (Colombia's highest honor), the annual Gold Medal of the World Wildlife Fund, the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement and the Linnean Gold Medal (the highest award in the field of botany).

    Schultes left our world and became one with the ancestor spirits in 2001.


    EROWID: Richard Evans Schultes
    Wikipedia: Richard Evans Schultes
    Chapter from John Allen’s: Mushroom Pioneers
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    HIGH TIMES Magazine
    Richard Evans Schultes: A Tribute & Bibliography in PDF
    Heffter Review #1: Antiquity of the Use of New World Hallucinogens

    Golden Guide: Hallucinogenic plants
    Golden Guide - Hallucinogenic plants 
    Ethnobotany: evolution of a discipline Google Books