The things that have been said before need paying attention to. Words of power uttered by men and women in power need to be payed special attention to.
Ancient history is of course the eternal puzzle. With artifacts (look at that word, it begins with the root of artificial and ends with fact…..AND ARTIFACT IS AN ARTIFICAL FACT!) and books and shrads and pots and jewellery and lost languages tras-lated (yuh trance-late)….
By the victors.
By the academics.
by the bought and paid for.
Academic whores. Political whores. Presstitutes. All working together over millenia so we lost our roots, where we came from.
But that is far antiquity and a tough puzzle to crack.
But what of the most recent, especially in the grand scheme of things so to speak? We are living in a a world now where all “ancient-ness” is either ridiculously deified (new-age-ism)_ or kicked to the curb (atheist machine heads and minds). Either case leads to it being lost.
But the industrial revolution is recent. Heck, even the age if reason is not so old, the printing press was now on, propaganda now had a strong hand to work with.
But the age of oil is even more recent. The age of banking, liquidity, modern medicine, machines, social moral earthquakes, the breakdown of the family unit, the gay agenda, the hippies, the drug revolution, the 60’s and 70’s, rock music, rebellion en masse…
Oh yes, rebellion en masse, the rebel without a pause, the rebel without a cause.
More sadly too, a rebel who stands, shooting himself in the foot, both feet actually, mouthing lines fed to him by god knows who, snorting lines fed to him by, we know EXACTLY who…..
So, we claim to know and understand 300,000 year history, dinos and all, but cannot see the great lie of our puny 100 year history of the great reset?
This is how that happens. I’ll share two examples.
In the first, via quotations, words of power from people in power….and the second via pictures….
THE DEAD HEADS!!!
People who are loaded behind that kind of thing don’t do anything. This heavy kind of insistence everyplace you go with all the media about “Wow, look at the colors, look at the lights, look at the strobe things blinking! Man, you can really find a trip if you get loaded behind this stuff.” There’s a lot of that kind of thing insisting that we become aware of it, that we become sensitive to it. And a lot of the young people are sensitive to it, and they become curious about it. So they say “Which of it is bad?”, and I say “Man, all of it’s bad”. […] “I’m just going to get wiped out and I’m going to stay wiped out baby, and nothing’s going to get through to me.”
~ Vito Paulekas
Via Mr. Sigmund Freud’s DOUBLE nephew….the incomaprable controller of the greater mind, Eddie Bernays:
Edward Bernays, the father of propaganda. Given Bernays’ background and political perspective, his role in bringing about the drug culture is highly suspicious.
Bernays wrote what can be seen as a virtual Mission Statement for anyone wishing to bring about a “counterculture.” In the opening paragraph of his book Propaganda he wrote:
The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country. …We are governed, our minds are molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of. This is a logical result of the way in which our democratic society is organized. Vast numbers of human beings must cooperate in this manner if they are to live together as a smoothly functioning society. …In almost every act of our daily lives, whether in the sphere of politics or business, in our social conduct or our ethical thinking, we are dominated by the relatively small number of persons…who understand the mental processes and social patterns of the masses. It is they who pull the wires which control the public mind.
Via the other great manufactured piece of nothingness, John Lennon:
In his 1980 interview in Playboy magazine John Lennon also claimed that the military and the CIA created LSD, though this did not stop him from encouraging its use:
We must always remember to thank the CIA and the Army for LSD. That’s what people forget. Everything is the opposite of what it is, isn’t it, Harry? So get out the bottle, boy — and relax. They invented LSD to control people and what they did was give us freedom.
And the other great, CIA fed snake charmer, the not so great, thankfully late Terrance McKenna:
Later McKenna admits that Aldous Huxley was a key player behind MK-ULTRA and this neo-feudalism, all the while relating the official version of the story:
When you go to the Amazon or when you take peyote with the Huichol it is quite a chore to get sufficient material for twenty people. So the release of so much LSD into modern society caused the powers that be [who released it] to assume that the whole social machine was being dissolved in acid—litterally, before their very eyes. I think that this was a mistake, to go at it like this. There were many voices at the time, with many theories of how it should be handled. If Aldous Huxley had lived another ten years, it would have been very different.
MK ULTRA: Mind Kontrol ULTRA….yeah baby, tune in, turn on, drop out….
Just as the ancient Greek hierophants created the mysteries of Eleusis, just as Emperor Titus created the story of Jesus and Christianity, just as the Levitical priests created Judaism and the “chosen” ideology; today the elites have spun a new religion, the New Dark Age, a.k.a. the Archaic Revival –and they call this reverse direction into history “evolution.” Wasson, McKenna, Leary, and Hofmann are but the hierophants of this New Dark Age, and its new mystery religion, which is nothing but mind control in disguise.
As John Uri Lloyd, one of the first to actually experience psilocybe mushrooms in the 1800s, warns us in a footnote in his novelEtidorhpa (Aphrodite backwards):
NOTE.- […] If, in the course of experimentation, a chemist should strike upon a compound that in traces only would subject his mind and drive his pen to record such seemingly extravagant ideas as are found in the hallucinations herein pictured, would it not be his duty to bury the discovery from others, to cover from mankind the existence of such a noxious fruit of the chemist’s or pharmaceutist’s art? Introduce such an intoxicant, and start it to ferment in humanity’s blood, and before the world were advised of its possible results, might not the ever increasing potency gain such headway as to destroy, or debase, our civilization, and even to exterminate mankind?
John Uri Lloyd, 1895 – Etidorhpa
Read the rest of this amazing article here:
All righty then, so much that, how about good, old fashioned brutality. While our existing brutal sports have been cleaned up, through hosts of rules and referees, into barely controlled aggression, there exist in thoroughly modern nation, sports that glorify brutality in the name of manliness.
Petty brutality, all for a ball. Get the ball, damn your teeth.
Kill the bull, for no real reason. Aha, artistic killing…..nice, artistic killers and paid killers are good killers….
And we wonder why we cannot stop fighting, we moan a little every day about why we cannot get along.
It is a fractal world…..and graceful brutality is an oxymoron…
Yes, we must lionize our brutes… see the rest of this magical sport, revived in 1930 after dying out (hmmmmmmm…wonder who brought about this great revival)…here: http://www.theguardian.com/football/gallery/2015/jun/27/the-calcio-storico-the-most-brutal-sport-on-earth-in-pictures
Any wonder then me hearties?
Any wonder at all?
What are the hooks that this mangled and manipulated history have on us, on you and me? Just look at the picture above, in the name of sport…and religion? Hmmmmmmmm…….
Yeah, greetongs. A freudian slip….
The page I am writing this post-let on has a huge rainbow stripe across the top.
How apropos then, that I had come to post this, by the peerless Chris Hedges:
Discussing the subject of synthetic reality and celebrity Hollywood “culture,” Chris Hedges writes:
“Celebrity culture encourages everyone to think of themselves as potential celebrities, as possessing unique if unacknowledged gifts. It is, as Christopher Lasch diagnosed a culture of narcissism. Faith in ourselves, in a world of make-believe, is more important than reality. Reality, in fact, is dismissed as an impediment to success, a form of negativity.
The New Age mysticism and pop psychology of television personalities, evangelical pastors, along with the array of self-help bestsellers penned by motivational speakers, psychiatrists, and business tycoons, all peddle a fantasy. Reality is condemned in this popular belief system as the work of Satan, as defeatist, as negativity…” (Empire of Illusion, pg. 49)
“An image-based culture communicates through narratives, pictures and pseudo-drama. Scandalous affairs, hurricanes, untimely deaths, train wrecks – these events play well on computer screens and televisions….Kings and queens once used their court conspiracies to divert their subjects.
Today, cinematic, political and journalistic celebrities distract us with their foibles and scandals. They create our pubic mythology. Acting, politics and sports have become, as they were in Nero’s reign, interchangeable. In an age of images and entertainment, in an age of instant emotional gratification, we neither seek nor want reality.”
What is REALLY REALLY going on?
A game? A simulacra? Virtu Reality? Did you get that?
Trippy times….the virtual world is looking really “RICH” isn’t it?
Anti-Social behavior is a sign of intelligence in a world full of conformists -Nikola Tesla
I’m actually singing this in my head as I type.
Not the quote, it’s not in any musical meter, but sweet validaaatiiiioooooonnnnnnnnn…sweet….valid….ation……
Actually I sort of knew this.
Earlier, in days past, I’d written a post for all my fellow smokers out there which had led off with a Jiddu Krisnamurthy quote that was like a kick between the eyes for me.
Paraphrasing “It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society”!
Chew on that for a minute.
And then look at the con-form-itty bitty all around you.
Form-ation, like calcification and stricture makes our Old age like vines growing beneath our often stuck feet, slowly reaches, like the hem-lock that got old man Socrates to his pre-mature end. He was told that his feet would get numb first.
I have this notion, re-sonating in my head since ALL eternity, that we are not meant to fade like we do. WE ARE NOT MEANT TO FADE LIKE WE DO…..
We live a vibrant 30 or 40 years and then prepare to go over the hill….and spend 30 years slowly stooping, in-evitably weaker, grayer, not so sure….any more…
Look at the animal kingdom, they are (HAVE TO BE) fully there for at least 97% of their lives.
No old age homes in the wild.
97% and then …… you fall off a cliff and die.
No tears shed,
Something is quenching our fire, too soon……. and we each owe it to ourselves to go FIND IT, this source of the drip drip leakage….
Who owns you in your sleep?
Who is the ruler of your dream time?
It’s time to start asking strange questions of your self…..
Back to music of course, it is the central theme in my life right and left NOW!
Got back to where it all began for me, G, C and D……traditional western tuning….
This is a rough cut of a song I wrote recently……..
Over my time playing, playing, playing….the fret-board would keep giving me hints…try this….try this….and I would…so it all came pouring out, rock, raags and blues, happy songs, sad songs…
This is the core happy tune…I’m looking a tad stressed I agree, t’was the end of a long day of cinematic captures, what can I say?
Today this outpost on the web completed 5 years on the interwebz.
For those who have been along from the start and for those who have come and left and come again along the way, great journey…thus far and ongoing….
5 years is a land mark for me and my friends here have seen the most consistent public thing I have ever undertaken. :-)
A big Dhanyawaad to one and all….
I have learned a LOT through creating this space and all the people who have engaged here….
Stay sharp, C sharp ;-)
How are you doing? It’s been a while now if music, music and more music, eh?
More and More and MOAR! I hope you are all enjoying it, at least to some degree.
There is a reason for this season of muse-ic…all will become clearer in the days and weeks (strongs) to come!
Stay strong me hearties!
This is what happens when you mix Indian flute with Reggae….
You get Reggae Ragaa!
Here we finally have a piece, played recently and recorded decently, so worthy of sharing.
This piece, in some ways, is highly emblematic of my guitar playing journey and the full turn that it is taking as I type.