Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Currently Reading....Psychedelic Shamanism

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Psychedelic Shamanism: The Cultivation, Preparation and Shamanic Use of Psychotropic Plants 1994 by Jim DeKorne (Full Edition). From the foreword:
“Shamanism goes far beyond a primarily self-concerned transcendence of ordinary reality. It is transcendence for a broader purpose, the helping of humankind. The enlightenment of shamanism is the ability to light up what others perceive as darkness, and thereby to see and to journey on behalf of a humanity that is perilously close to losing its spiritual connectedness with all its relatives, the plants and animals of this good Earth. We are tearing the earth to pieces, we are spewing out toxins – and the entire planet is reacting. Psychedelics are going to play a major role in helping people to become aware of what is really happening.”

Favorite Quotes–TBA

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Rudy Giuliani-WTF

Since when did anyone know the WTC towers were going to collapse??

 “I went down to the scene and we set up headquarters at 75 Barkley Street, which was right there with the Police Commissioner, the Fire Commissioner, the Head of Emergency Management, and we were operating out of there when we were told that the World Trade Center was going to collapse. And it did collapse before we could actually get out of the building, so we were trapped in the building for 10, 15 minutes, and finally found an exit and got out, walked north, and took a lot of people with us.”

Monday, August 20, 2012

The Brain of a Lucid Dreamer

Via Reality Sandwich:

Studies, using magnetic resonance tomography (MRT), show that the right dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, the frontopolar regions, and the precuneus are activated when the lucid dreamer gains awareness within the dream. These regions are associated with self-reflective functions, such as self-assessment, perception, and the evaluation of our thoughts and feelings. 

In the lucid state, "the activity in certain areas of the cerebral cortex increases markedly within seconds." All of these regions are associated with self-reflective functions. The involved areas of the cerebral cortex are the right dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, to which commonly the function of self-assessment is attributed, and the frontopolar regions, which are responsible for evaluating our own thoughts and feelings. The precuneus is also especially active, a part of the brain that has long been linked with self-perception. (Source-Michael Czisch, head of a research group at the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry)

According to Holzinger, LaBerge, & Levitan, (2006), it is shown that there are higher amounts of beta-1 frequency band (13–19 Hz) experienced by lucid dreamers, hence there is an increased amount of activity in the parietal lobes making lucid dreaming a conscious process.

Neuroscientist J. Allan Hobson has hypothesized what might be occurring in the brain while lucid. The first step to lucid dreaming is recognizing one is dreaming. This recognition might occur in the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, which is one of the few areas deactivated during REM sleep and where working memory occurs. Once this area is activated and the recognition of dreaming occurs, the dreamer must be cautious to let the dream continue but be conscious enough to remember that it is a dream. While maintaining this balance, the amygdala and parahippocampal cortex might be less intensely activated.To continue the intensity of the dream hallucinations, it is expected the pons and the parieto-occipital junction stay active (Source).

DL-PFC serves as the highest cortical area responsible for motor planning, organization, and regulation. It plays an important role in the integration of sensory and mnemonic information and the regulation of intellectual function and action. It is also involved in working memory. 

Brodmann area 10 is the frontopolar part of the frontal cortex in the human brain. Koechlin & Hyafil have proposed that processing of 'cognitive branching' is the core function of the frontopolar cortex. Cognitive branching enables a previously running task to be maintained in a pending state for subsequent retrieval and execution upon completion of the ongoing one.

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The precuneus is linked to the involvement in self-consciousness, such as reflective self-awareness, that involve rating ones own personality traits compared to those judged of other people. The precuneus is involved in memory tasks, such as the recall of episodic memories and source memory (in which the "source" circumstances of a memory are recalled). It has been suggested that together with the posterior cingulate, that the precuneus is "pivotal for conscious information processing. In addition, it is one of the areas of the brain most deactivated during slow-wave sleep and rapid eye movement sleep.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Currently Reading...The 12th Planet: Book I of the Earth Chronicles

Over the years, startling evidence has been uncovered, challenging established notions of the origins of life on Earth—evidence that suggests the existence of an advanced group of extraterrestrials who once inhabited our world.
The first book of the revolutionary Earth Chronicles series offers indisputable documentary evidence of the existence of the mysterious planet Nibiru and tells why its astronauts came to Earth eons ago to fashion mankind in their image.

The product of more than thirty years of meticulous research, The 12th Planet treats as fact, not myth, the tales of Creation, the Deluge, the Tower of Babel, and the Nefilim who married the daughters of man. By weaving together the biblical narrative with Sumerian and Babylonian clay-tablet texts, it challenges the established notions of the origins of Earth and mankind, and offers a compelling alternative history and prehistory of both. (Source)

Favorite Quotes:

"The first being considered to be truly manlike—"Advanced Australopithecus"—existed in the same parts of Africa some 2,000,000 years ago".

"It took yet another million years to produce Homo erectus. Finally, after another 900,000 years, the first primitive Man appeared; he is named Neanderthal after the site where his remains were first found".

"Then, suddenly and inexplicably, some 35,000 years ago, a new race of Men—Homo sapiens ("thinking Man")—appeared as if from nowhere, and swept Neanderthal Man from the face of Earth. These modern Men—named Cro-Magnon—looked so much like us that, if dressed like us in modern clothes, they would be lost in the crowds of any European or American city".

"It took Man some 2,000,000 years to advance in his "tool industries" from the use of stones as he found them to the realization that he could chip and shape stones to better suit his purposes........"Yet here we are, less than 50,000 years from Neanderthal Man, landing astronauts on the Moon".

"For reasons that are assumed to have been climatic, Man was almost completely gone from the whole area for some 16,000 years. And then, circa 11,000 B.C., "thinking Man" reappeared with new vigor and on an inexplicably higher cultural level".

"But just as Man's settlements were thinning out, just as he was abandoning his abodes, when his material and artistic achievements were disappearing—just then, suddenly, with no apparent reason and without any prior known period of gradual preparation-Man became a farmer".

"...[An] image found in northern Israel and dated to the millennium B.C., shows the carved head of a "god" shielded by a striped helmet and wearing some kind of "goggles."

"But once again progress slowed, and by 4500 B.C., archaeological evidence indicates, regression was all around".

"Commanding the city and the royal compound was a step pyramid called a ziggurat; it served as a "stairway to Heaven" for the gods".

".....[The] first written language, Sumerian".

"...the Sumerian script, originally pictographic and carved in stone in vertical columns, was then turned horizontally and, later on, stylized for wedge writing on soft clay tablets to become the cuneiform writing that was adopted by the Akkadians, Babylonians, Assyrians, and other nations of the ancient Near East"

"Sumerians rulers could assume the throne only with the approval of the gods".

"A man that shone like the heaven," by whose side stood "a divine bird," "commanded me to build his temple." This "man," who "from the crown on his head was obviously a god," was later identified as the god Ningirsu".

"......an advanced system of mathematics. The Sumerian system, called sexagesimal, combined a mundane 10 with a "celestial" 6 to obtain the base figure 60".

"The 360-degree circle, the foot and its 12 inches, and the "dozen" as a unit are but a few examples of the vestiges of Sumerian mathematics still evident in our daily life".

"Below that, there was virgin soil-nothing had been built before. The time was circa 3800 B.C. That is when civilization began".

"There is no doubt that the Greek traditions and religion arrived on the Greek mainland from the Near East, via Asia Minor and the Mediterranean islands. It is there that their pantheon had its roots; it is there that we should look for the origins of the Greek gods, and their astral relationship with the number twelve".

"Great Gods on Earth were associated with twelve celestial bodies".

"..the Greeks, the Hittites depicted bull worship".

"Did the particular battles fought by Teshub upon Earth and in the skies take place when the Age of Taurus commenced, circa 4000 B.C.? Was it for that reason that the winner was granted association with the bull"?

"It dawned on the scholars that the Hittites in fact worshiped a pantheon of Sumerian origins, and that the arena of the tales of the "olden gods" was Sumer".

"The heavens were divided into three parts, each comprising twelve celestial bodies. The afterworld was divided into twelve parts. Day and night were each divided into twelve hours".

The Egyptian word for "divine being" or "god" was NTR, which meant "one who watches".

"As we look closer at these "gods," who existed before Earth was created, we shall realize that they were the celestial bodies that make up our solar system".

"They were the "olden gods" of the epic tales, and, in the Sumerian belief, they had come down to Earth from the heavens".

Sitchin, Zecharia (1991-05-01). The 12th Planet (Book I) (The First Book of the Earth Chronicles) (p. 88). Inner Traditions Bear & Company. Kindle Edition. 

"Indeed, the very existence of Man was deemed to have been the result of a deliberate creative enterprise on the part of these gods. They were powerful, capable of feats beyond mortal ability or comprehension. Yet these gods not only looked like humans but ate and drank like them and displayed virtually every human emotion of love and hate, loyalty and infidelity".

"From the very earliest times until the cuneiform script faded away—from the fourth millennium B.C. almost to the time of Christ—this symbol (the star) preceded the names of the gods, indicating that the name written in the text was not of a mortal, but of a deity of heavenly origin".

"The second most powerful deity of the Sumerian pantheon was EN.LIL. His name meant "lord of the airspace".

Sumerian texts also stated that Enlil arrived on Earth before the "Black-Headed People"—the Sumerian nickname for Mankind—were created".

"Nor was Zu a "bird"; apparently he had at his disposal a "bird" in which he could flyaway into hiding. It was from within such "birds" that the sky battle took place between the two gods".


Saturday, August 11, 2012

George Carlin: Logical Thinking about Religion

Zeitgeist: The Movie


Zeitgeist: The Movie is a 2007 documentary film by Peter Joseph. It asserts a number of conspiracy theory-based ideas, including the Christ myth theory, alternative theories for the parties responsible for the September 11 attacks in 2001 and that bankers manipulate the international monetary system and the media in order to consolidate power.

"The last thing the men behind the curtain want is a conscious informed public capable of critical thinking. Which is why a continually fraudulent zeitgeist is output via religion, the mass media, and the educational system. They seek to keep you in a distracted, naive bubble. And they are doing a damn good job of it".

Religious Myths
    “The Christian religion is a parody on the worship of the sun, in which they put a man called Christ in the place of the sun, and pay him the adoration originally payed to the sun.” -Thomas Paine

    "They must find it difficult, those who have taken authority as truth, rather than truth as authority". -G. Massey  

    "The more you educate yourself the more you understand where things come from the more obvious things become and you begin to see lies everywhere. You have to know the truth and seek the truth and the truth will set you free".  -Jordan Maxwell

    9/11 Myths
    • Molten metal
    • Mistaken identities of hijackers
    • WTC Building 7
    • WTC basement
    • NORAD
    • Controlled demolition
    • The Carlyle Group
    • Physicist Steven Earl Jones
    • Law of Conservation of Momentum
    • Bush/Cheney
    Banker Myths 

    "I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous than standing armies...if the american people ever allow private banks to control the issue of currency... the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of their property until their
    children wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered"-Thomas Jefferson

    "A world banking system was being set up here...a superstate controlled by international bankers...acting together to enslave the world for their own pleasure. the fed (federal reserve corporation) has usurped the government" -Congressman Louis McFadden

    "Now, the public was told that the Federal Reserve System was a economic stabilizer and inflation and economic crises were thing of the past. Well, as history has shown, nothing was further from the truth. The fact is, the bankers now had a streamlined machine for economic manipulation"-Zeitgeist

    "Today, the money Americans make working 3 months out of the year goes almost entirely to the interest fees, charged for the debt based fiat currency. The fact is, the Federal Income Tax exists to feed to Federal Reserve / Federal Government money machine, making sure the interest payments are always there"-Zeitgeist

    There is no "They" we are all one!

    "That is one of the components of the LSD experience. The understanding that there is no they, there is no other. It is all one. And its really what happens here. There are a lot of experiments in psychology with figure ground that is the relation of the background to what stands out. Now in our culture we have been trained for individual differences to stand out. So you look at each person and see brighter, older, dumber, richer, poorer. We make all these dimensional distinctions put them in categories and treat them that way. And we get so that we only see others as separate from ourselves in the ways in which they are separate. And one of the dramatic characteristics of the psychedelic experience is being with another person and seeing the ways in which they are like you not different from you".-Richard Alpert (Ram Dass) from video above 4:16-5:08

    "The most incredible aspect of all: such totalitarianism would likely not be forced upon the people, rather the people will demand it. For, the social manipulation of society through the generation of fear and division has completely inhibited the culture. Religion, patriotism, race, wealth, class and every other form of arbitrary separatist identification and thus conceit has served to create a controlled population utterly malleable in the hands of the few. Divide and conquer is the motto...and as long as people continue to see themselves as separate from everything else they lend themselves to being completely enslaved.
    However... if people ever realize the truth of their relationship to nature and the truth of their personal power to affect change... the entire manufactured zeitgeist that’s preyed upon....would collapse like a house of cards"-Zeitgeist