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Date:2007-04-08 12:02


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Date:2007-04-04 11:40


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Date:2007-02-23 12:55
Subject:On "Israel"

Israel (disambiguation)
Israel (Hebrew ישׂראל Yisra'el or Yiśrā’ēl, originally meaning “person (mind) seeing God” – derived from three Hebrew words: (i.) ’ish ("person" or "mind"); (ii.) ra’eh ("seeing" or "vision"); and (iii.) ’el ("God"). This was recognised by Philo Judaeus and others, and is confirmed by its initial use as a "title" (new name) for Jacob after his “face to face” vision of God (Genesis 32:28-30). Thus the term "Israelites" originally referred to "Seers of God", i.e. genuine "Mystics" or "Gnostics" – and NOT to a racial identity. Hence the original Israelites (or Seers) became known as the "chosen people", and the "beloved of God."
-from wikipedia.org

Understanding that all which exists is this "god", which many people seem to think is something
other than themselves due to the illusion of our relative perceptions of being, ALL people are
"Israelites" as we are ALL experiencing "god" by merely existing and observing it's phenomenology.
The "Land of God" cannot be bound by nationalism. "It" is every-"where", and "it" is every-"thing".
Israel is a conceptual state of being reached through an understanding of the simplicity of
It seems as though slight misinterpretations of "sacred texts" can have
some devestating effects on the status quo of being
in some areas of the world. Especially, it seems, in areas relative to
a country that dared claim itself this "Israel"; a bound place which
in actuality (as much as anything can "actually" exist)
exists everywhere, without boundaries or subcategorizations.

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Date:2007-02-23 12:23

The mere upkeep of this journal, the research entailed in its being,
has lead "me" to some interesting understandings of, what is currently
percieved by a large number of "existant beings" to be, "consensus reality."
This combined with much empirical evidence has lead to the following:
Sacred Temple of Philos

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Date:2007-01-31 15:46
Subject:quote # 74.

"Obviously what causes war is the desire for power, position, prestige, money; also the disease called nationalism, the worship of a flag; and the disease of organized religion, the worship of a dogma. All these are the causes of war; if you as an individual belong to any of the organized religions, if you are greedy for power, if you are envious, you are bound to produce a society which will result in destruction. So again it depends upon you and not on the leaders – not on so-called statesmen and all the rest of them. It depends upon you and me but we do not seem to realize that. If once we really felt the responsibility of our own actions, how quickly we could bring to an end all these wars, this appalling misery! But you see, we are indifferent. We have three meals a day, we have our jobs, we have our bank account, big or little, and we say, 'For God’s sake, don’t disturb us, leave us alone'."

-J. Krishnamurti

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Date:2007-01-31 15:40
Subject:quote # 73.

"Thought cannot, do what it will, free itself from the opposites; thought itself has created the ugly and the beautiful, the good and the bad. So it cannot free itself from its own activities. All that it can do is to be still, not choose. Choice is conflict."

-J. Krishnamurti

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Date:2006-12-31 11:36
Subject:tao and philos

if one does not contend, one can never lose.
stop competing, and nothing can compete with you.

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Date:2006-08-29 01:49
Subject:quote # 72 .

I thought I was the quickest the quickest the quickest mind alive and the quickest with words but words cannot catch up with these changes, these changes are beyond words, beyond words, beyond words. While I repeated these words I felt the waves of pleasure like those of the most acute pleasure of lovemaking . . . I felt the impossibility to tell the secret of life because the secret of life was metamorphosis, transmutation, and it happened too quickly, too subtly.

- Anais Nin

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Date:2006-08-20 02:55
Subject:quote # 71 .

Ego-enhancing alcoholic beverages gradually replaced ego-dissolving psychedelic plants as celebratory intoxicants, and the nature of religious ideation correspondingly shifted from the archetype of the benign Mother Goddess to that of the cruel, angry, jealous and war-loving male deity.

-taken from fusionanomaly.net

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Date:2006-08-17 16:59
Subject:quote # 70 .

"the natural state of the brain is chaos... we're dealing with a complexity of in-formation... the first thing to do is to overwhelm your focused mind, your linear mind, by overloading signals, digital patterns, clusters of photons and electrons which produces a pleasant state of confused chaos... this is the state of the brain when it is ready to be in-formed..."

track _How To Operate Your Brain_ MP3 by Timothy Leary and Genesis P. Orridge

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Date:2006-06-24 20:49
Subject:quote # 69 .

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”
-Mahatma Ghandi

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Date:2006-05-22 17:22
Subject:thought # 4 . [on skepticism]

a brief psychological examination of skepticism

Main Entry: skep·ti·cism
Pronunciation: 'skep-t&-"si-z&m
Function: noun
1 : an attitude of doubt or a disposition to incredulity either in general or toward a particular object
2 a : the doctrine that true knowledge or knowledge in a particular area is uncertain b : the method of suspended judgment,
systematic doubt, or criticism characteristic of skeptics
3 : doubt concerning basic religious principles (as immortality, providence, and revelation)
synonym see UNCERTAINTY

i would like to begin by mentioning how
sad i feel it is that this civilization has
created a necessity for skeptics and
skepticism in general . this concept in itself
readily acknowledges the dishonest nature
of so many people that exist today and
the current state of human social behavior .

so what is skepticism ? we can break this down
one step at a time . and find its roots .
really , it's very simple .
start by lookng at the word and it's definition .
". . .doubt . . ." being the foundation for
this conceptual state of being , is a good
place to begin . doubt , i've found , mostly
originates from a basic lack of trust .
[a trait also very relevant in paranoia .]
people don't trust eachother . why don't
people trust eachother ? because people lie to
eachother . so why do people lie to eachother ?
this is relevant , but let's not get distracted .

so let us take this another step back from a lack of
trust . where would a condition like this come from ?
seemingly , this would be the logical result of a fear
of or fear to trust . for some reason ,
people are afraid to trust eachother . and this is blatantly
obvious these days . people are afraid to trust
eachother because people are afraid of being
hurt by eachother . more than likely because
they have been hurt by eachother before . or because
it has been so well taught to be afraid rather than understanding .
i could go on about how people are hurting eachother .
about how confused people are these days ,
as this is all too relative . but this is not the point here .
the point here [if it's not already obvious]
is that skepticism is based on an individuals
fear of trust for fear of being hurt .

"It is NOT a sign of good health to be well adjusted to a sick society"
- J. Krishnamurti .

it seems to me that skepticism is an adjustment
that would only need be made a necessity in the
processes and understandings of an all too sick
society .

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Date:2006-05-13 15:21
Subject:quote # 68 .

"....even if one is not a writer one still can write, but writing is transformed from a literary action into a shamanistic action. What decides the subject and the development of a book is not the mind of the writer but rather aforce that the shamans consider the basis of the universe, and which they call intent. It is intent which decides a shaman's production, whether it be literary or of any other kind. ...a practitioner of shamanism has the duty and the obligation of saturating himself with all the information available. The work of shamans is to inform themselves thoroughly about everything that could possibly be related to their topic of interest. The shamanistic act consists of abandoning all interest in directing the course the information takes. Don Juan used to say, "The one who arranges the ideas that spring from such a well of information is not the shaman, it is intent. The shaman is simply an impeccable conduit." For Don Juan writing was a shamanistic challenge, not a literary task. "

from an interview with Carlos Castenada

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Date:2006-05-02 03:06
Subject:quote # 67 .

Quantum Resonance in the Synaptic Field
From the audio version of _True Hallucinations_ Chapter 21: Open Ending
by Terence McKenna

Jung wrote, "Though we know from experience that psychic processes are related to material ones, we are not in a position to say in what this relationship consists, or how it is possible at all. Precisely because the psyche and the physical are mutually dependent it has often been conjectured that they may be identical somewhere beyond our present experience." Of what does this relationship consist? My own hunch, and it is only a hunch, is that an explicitly spatial dimension - of a co-dimension inclusive of our continuum - allows a hologram of other realized forms of organization, far distant, to become visible at certain levels of quantum resonance in the synaptic field. These levels have been damped by selection in favor of more directly relevant lines of information relating to animal survival. Evolution does not reinforce selectively the ability of an organism to perceive at a distance since such an ability has no selective advantage, unless the information it conveys falls upon the receptors of an organism already sophisicated enough in its use of symbols to abstract concepts for later application.

Thus, these quantum resonances carrying intimations of events at a distance only begin to acquire genetic reinforcement once a species has already achieved sufficient sophistication to be called conscious and mind-possessing. The use of hallucinogens can be seen as an attempt at medical engineering which amplifies, for inspection by consciousness, the quantum resonance of the other parts of the spatial continuum holographically at hand. This experience is the vision which the UFOs and psilocybin impart: visions of strange planets, life forms, perspectives and societies, machines, ruins, landscapes. The hierophanies all unfold in a "nunc-stans" that has all space standing in it, like a frozen hologram. Thus, experimentation with hallucinogens by human beings and the rise in endogenously produced hallucinogens as one advances through the primate phylogeny could both be due to a slow focusing on the phenomenon of imagination. Imagination being the deepening involvement of the species with things beheld but not actually existing in the present at hand.

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Date:2006-05-01 04:50
Subject:assignment # 3 .

go to the beginning of this journal .
it starts november 8th 2005 i believe .
and read it from there .
it's not too long .
but it may take a few sittings .
it's always good to re-examine
things with a new perspective .
cheers .

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Date:2006-05-01 04:08
Subject:quote # 66 .

The creative response is to hypothesize that perhaps the imagination is the detection equipment for the morphogenetic field. The brain-mind system is a quantum mechanically delicate enough chemical system that incoming input from the morphogenetic field can push cascades of chemical activity one way or another, so that in the act of daydreaming or psychedelic tripping you're actually scanning the field. If that were the case, what we call the imagination is actually the universallibrary of what is real. This possibility, to me, is very empowering, and I suspect this is the truth you learn at the center of the psychedelic experience, that's so mindboggling you can't really return to ordinary reality with it. If thinking about the heavens as organic, integrated, and animate makes this more probable, I'm all for it.

- Terence McKenna - _The Evolutionary Mind_

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Date:2006-04-30 04:32
Subject:quote # 65 .

OPTIMAL PERSONA: An imagined model of the ideal person we want to become. The Optimal Persona is the ideal self, the higher (and continually developing) individual much like Nietzsche's conception of the Ubermensch but applied to the individual.
[Max More, 1993; same name but different conception from that used by Bruce Sterling in _Islands in the Net_]

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Date:2006-04-25 03:26
Subject:quote # 62 . quote # 63 . quote # 64 . [furthering on imagination]

It is often said that men are ruled by their imaginations; but it would be truer to say they are governed by the weakness of their imaginations.
Walter Bagehot (1826-77), English economist, critic. The English Constitution, ch. 2 (1867).


The imagination is central to the alchemical opus because it is literally a process that goes on the realm of the imagination taken to be a physical dimension. And I think that we cannot understand the history that lies ahead of us unless we think in terms of a journey into the imagination. We have exhausted the world of three dimensional space. We are polluting it. We are overpopulating it. We are using it up. Somehow the redemption of the human enterprise lies in the dimension of the imagination. And to do that we have to transcend the categories that we inherit from a thousand years of science and christianity and rationalism and we have to re-empower and re-encounter the mind and we can do this psychedelically, we can do this yogically, or we can do it alchemically and hermetically.

- Terence McKenna



To regard the imagination as metaphysics is to think of it as part of life, and to think of it as part of life is to realize the extent of artifice. We live in the mind.
Wallace Stevens (1879-1955), U.S. poet. The Necessary Angel, "Imagination as Value" (1949; repr. 1951).

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Date:2006-04-24 21:14
Subject:quote # 57 . #58 . #59 . #60 . #61 .

i think one of the most important facets overlooked about an aesthetic is the room it gives you for interaction and interplay. the most attractive and enticing of things is that which doesn't thrust itself in your face, but lets you become actively interested. this is why secrecy works. the things that repel me are the things flyered and advertised and marketed with the intention of wanting attention. the truly great things are kept hidden and secret. this is the true definition of the "occult". it lets imagination breathe.
- @Om* 9/2/0
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i take the idea of manifesting imagination literally. if we can imagine it, then it's actually existing right now - we are actually looking into the possible. if there are multiple universes with multiple potential realities, then what we actually visualize already exists. it's not a vacuum we are imagining. when we imagine and visualize, we are actually punching holes into this other realm to take a look at what is going on on the other side. if enough holes are punched (by enough central nervous systems), then that particular reality seeps through, eventually pouring out into our own realty and manifesting. it's the process of dissolving boundaries. things thought "impossible" are sealed concepts, until a few people dare to think otherwise. once you realize that it's reachable, more and more people join in, gathering critical mass, and making it happen. but it starts with one. one insane person who has a vision. networking accelerates this type of process. news is heard in a flash, ideas get checked and re-checked, compared, compiled, discussed, and implemented. the impossible things are happening more quickly because we hear and see about them more often and at greater speed than ever before. think about it. moore's law, cloning, instant communication in the noosphere, we can now teleport laser beams, what next? i'm waiting for real teleportation, immortality, and abolishing scarcity. those things are "impossible", right? - @Om* 6/17/02
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Michael Talbot - _The Holographic Universe_

According to Bohm, "In a universe in which all things are infinitely interconnected, all consciousnesses are also interconnected. Despite appearances, we are beings without borders. Deep down the consciousness of mankind is one." (p. 60) The holographic theory, according to the author, can explain many psychological phenomena. Some of these include psychic phenomena, the ability to see "auras", psychosis, the power of the mind to heal using visualization techniques, effects of placebos on healing, lucid dreaming and altered states of consciousness. The power of the mind is awesome and remains untapped. The author believes that by understanding the holographic model we can learn to access these powers. "In the implicate order, as in the brain itself, imagination and reality are ultimately indistinguishable, and it should therefore come as no surprise to us that images in the mind can ultimately manifest as realities in the physical body."


I would prefer to believe that the human imagination is the holographic organ of the human body, and that we don't "imagine" anything... we simply see things so far away that there is no possibility of validating or invalidating their existence...

- Terence McKenna - _Beyond Psychology 2 with Sasha Shulgin_ MP3 (32k)(29:17)


"The Future exists first in imagination, then in will, then in reality." - Robert Anton Wilson - _Prometheus Rising_


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Date:2006-04-20 20:58
Subject:quote # 56 .

"What is proven now was once only imagined. The world of imagination is the world of eternity. It is the divine bosom into which we shall all go after the death of the vegetated body. This world of imagination is infinite and eternal, whereas the world of generation is finite and temporal. There exist in that eternal world the eternal realities of everything which we see reflected in this vegetable glass of nature."

- William Blake

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