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Crop Circle Craziness and thoughts…

August 12, 2011


Been a longish hiatus as I retreated, literally and figuratively back into the womb. August 6th was the day I was born and I wanted to re-member it. I spent it at a lovely farm, not so lovely but super cool house, with my closest ones and close new people, Vee and Karan, both of whom came to me (here on the blog) via ZeroHedge.

So, it was a joint Aadivaahan/Zero-Hedge gathering in Bangalore, with my Mom and my partner also party to the re-membering, not quite the party though….lot’s of re-membering. 😉

I’ll write more on the insights that flowed once Karan and Vee share their post-India feelings. So, more on that fascinating 5 days in a bit.

Meanwhile, while I was, in true mercury retro-grade fashion, sans net for a few days, everything seemed to be going up in smoke. The USA’s credit rating, London and surroundings in general, the Euro-zone as an economic and political entity, politician’s credibility in India (if there ever was such a thing, I have this theory that this breed of politicians  have been bred into existence, with their empathy gene removed), the credibility of the almost statesmen like Corporate honchos here in India, all shown to be kleptocrats and oligarchs in the oldest and truest sense of the word.

Oh, the Indian cricket team and it’s barely deserved reputation is going up in smoke right alongside London. London’s riots are engineered. They could hop over the channel quite easily this weekend. Meme spreading via social networking is quite a force it seems. So easy for agent provocateurs, eh?


Anyways, really interesting to watch humans’ show their ugly side in the needless looting and thuggery on display in london. The cloak of civility in the western world is a thin veneer, only as deep as it’s law enforcement is brutish. Here in India, we (the re-membering team) witnessed a crack in that veneer with a very disturbing road-side fight as we drove back into bangalore after three days of Geese, a loving dog named Happy, a smiling chef named Mithun…. quite the switch in reality.

The ponderous compacting nature of cities is quite shocking to be-hold if one pays attention. Crowding, squalor, filth, dis-ease, noise (the noise here is grating, engines, horns, shouts, people have been de-sensitized, hardly notice….it’s sad to be-hold the de-sensitization of an entire people)…… city after city, world-wide.

I rode with a taxi driver once and as always, in my conversation with him (them in general), I was given this pearl. He said “cities are for dying. Since times immemorial, cities have been places where people come to die. Back then they die in the armies of kings, today they are dying in the armies of companies. People move out of cities to find life again, to live”.

Pretty telling.

Back on topic though, we are definitely at some sort of shock-therapy point generally. It’s in the air, so to speak. Again, and I am saying this of local observation, fractally, every evening, dark clouds loom over bangalore, like clock-work. Donner und blitzen. Every day… at the same time, I’ve had pockets of in-sane calm in the city at times when it should have been cacophonous. Strange times.

If ever there was a clear trend towards an on-coming shock, this has to be it.

And then there was this…..




A pipe smoking alien with a 4X7 grind on his head….. whaaaat? Hmmmmmmm…… On July 27th.

Anyone a CC expert here?

Dialation of Time

In other news, I’d like to make a proposition that might sound contrarian till you really think about it, we are coming up to an event, after which time will slow to a crawl for a while. Will seem like a long while.

Like everything else in the universe, any “thing” is quality first, then quantity. Qualities define it’s existence, quantity is merely a count thereafter.

And the quality of time is such that  good times rush and bad times crawl. Is that not what our lives condition us to believe? Good times vanished in a flash, bad days dragged on………and on…… and on.

It’s all related to the breath and much written about here before.

I see dark days ahead, literally and figuratively. A lot of break down before the break through, as AmeliA so elegantly put it. And if the contagion is global, it will seem quite miserable to most. And miserable times pass really slowly. Reeeeeeealllly slowly.

So, perhaps the flight into the eye of the needle is an agonizingly slow one, the last minute feeling like eternity. I’d imagine it would be that way, not a flash through.

That is until you learn to control the quality of your time. And you can. Find a way to slow down because you probably do move too fast. Practice slowing down so you can meet it gracefully.

I tried, after a long time, a very interesting exercise this morning. The Mevlevi Dervish Twirl. Open palms, up and down , outstretched arms, relaxed neck…….turning, turning, turning…. fascinating feeling. Such a lesson in the persistence of  all sensory phenomena. And in centering. It is a path I think I’ll traverse for a bit in the days to come.


In other news, the Book/DVD inch ever closer to birth. Interesting feeling, the final, whittling stages of a creative out-put.

AmeliA, who you will see speak in the coming pre-cursor  is my long-term, old-soul cohort, mystic, healer and a huge part of my initiation into a new way of seeing. Sometimes it takes another to pull the scales from one’s eyes. She agreed to speak of her experiences with me and those talks are an integral part of the Pre-cursor series.

you can meet AmeliA here @


Pardon my laxity in the comment section. I’ve been without a Net, safety or otherwise! 😉

Remember the spinning top?

Remember the spinning top.






13 Comments leave one →
  1. brian kennedy permalink
    August 12, 2011 9:17 pm

    I would like to recommend a wonderful book:
    “A Different Kind of Luxury”
    The subtitle is ” Japanese Lessons in Simple Living and Inner Abundance” by Andy Couturier.
    Interviews/visits with various Japanese artists, writers, potters, who practice living in the mountains simply on little money, like $3500 a year for a family of three, for example, growing food, doing anti-nuclear activism, creating abundant free time. Some traveled to India. Amazing group of people.

    • August 22, 2011 5:00 am

      Brian, India is a wasteland as far as hard to find books go. But I’ll seek it somewhere, thanks for the recco.
      Meanwhile, I’d recommend (or should that be commend?) Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach. So simple, gripping and book enough, I’m sure most here have read it though. 🙂
      Thanks for sharing.

  2. rush that speaks permalink
    August 12, 2011 9:18 pm

    V, just a short note here to say thank you for your words. I’ve been missing them recently, and these are beautiful and evocative as always. Much love to you, friend and stranger, & I hope you are well; though – of course – you are. 😉

  3. August 13, 2011 1:05 am

    Enjoyed reading this, brought some sense to the similar conclusions I’ve had circling in mind. Wish I could talk to taxi drivers as freely, and get such pearls here in China.
    You always connect so much stuff, it’s compelling. The astrological elements are a mystery to the less cognizant of us.

    A belated, many happy returns to you.

    _ _

    • August 14, 2011 3:29 pm

      Gracias jmzx. Vee was here visiting from China, so I got some real on-the-ground insights from him. Fascinating.
      And those movements in the sky and their impact on us, it’s just years and years and years of craning my neck up in wonder. Then, they start talking to you. Try it. 🙂

  4. August 13, 2011 3:44 am

    Happy Birthday Vivek!

    Great post, especially wonderful word insights, deep thoughts, all of them with a strong basis in truth.

    • August 14, 2011 3:27 pm

      Thanks Nina, it was a pivotal one for me. 🙂 And thanks again.

  5. Glimin permalink
    August 15, 2011 12:18 am

    I think you may find this link pretty interesting.

    • August 18, 2011 11:11 am

      Whart a fascinating link Glimin. Thanks so much for that. As a musicalist, I can appreciate it completely. 🙂

  6. August 15, 2011 7:24 pm

    Great post and a good read. After years of research I’ve concluded that time is that thing known to us by the mechanical measurement of the various components of the galaxy in motion. The essence of time is not this measurement but a collective belief that “Things will continue”, by the sentinel beings observing and living out their live within it.

    Therefore, time is really a subjective reality and the appearance of it being an objective reality is achieved by ignoring the fact that calculus is an abstract. It’s not the thing itself but a system to calculate what is.

    • August 22, 2011 4:52 am

      Very nice Danny. Much like never mis-taking the finger that points at the moon for the moon it-self, hmmmmm?

      For us, time is breath. The great planetary movements mark cycles but we measure and feel time as breath. First and last if you get my drift. 🙂
      Thanks for sharing.

  7. August 18, 2011 10:28 am

    Post-India feeling, heavy.
    Let me say a few words about meeting Vivek in India, instead.

    Spending time with Vivek, his Mom, Karan, and a few close friends, and Happy (almost as happy as we were) is wonderfully relaxing. Hey we all know Indian hospitality is curry-warm but it was better. Food, mostly home-cooked, is excellent.

    And a word on Vivek, genuine.

    One word sums it up: “Awesome”. Sorry we delayed his book and DVD a little bit.

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