Monday, 31 October 2016

Thought 372: Wisdom & Understanding

The Kabbalic Tree of Life contains two sephirotes that refer to both wisdom and understanding.

Wisdom reflects the active masculine principle and through its action flows into the passive feminine recipient that is understanding

Thus wisdom, knowing what to do with what you know, is the fount that nourishes and waters the spiritual vessel of understanding.

In other words, understanding comes through action based in wisdom and in turn wisdom is action that has its roots in wise understanding. 

Sunday, 30 October 2016

Thought 371: Black Magic as Inversion

It is typical of black magic or sorcery to content itself with inverting sacred and esoteric concepts without bringing anything new to the table.

Thus, for example, the pentagram, sacred figure of the microcosm that is man, is inverted creating a now well-known and ubiquitous symbol of satanism. 

Ditto, mon-eye, spiritual awakening (when one's third eye or pineal gland has been activated), is inverted by dark financial occultists in the form of money, so that where the former brings truth and light into the world and therefore freedom, the latter brings falsehood and darkness with the effect of enslaving mankind. 

The same could be said of that dark symbol of National Socialism, the swastika, whose direction Hitler inverted (from anti-clockwise to clockwise), the swastika up to that point signifying the chakras in the human body (or so I read in Secret Teachings of All Ages). In fact the label National Socialist is itself an inversion of the word socialism which, strictly speaking, means ownership of the means of production by the worker-producers themselves rather than those who merely control the capital investment money.

An un-inverted swastika

Inversion is said by David Icke to be a typical technique of power of what he calls the archons who pull the true strings of our civilisation's development and course with the effect that politics destroys freedom, medicine destroys health, food destroys nutrition, schools destroy education, police destroy security, money destroys the economy, religion destroys spirituality, the media destroy truth, work destroys human relations and so on.

This inversion of a potential force for good for the purpose of promulgating a dark agenda gives weight to the view that we are indeed largely living under the thumb of black magicians/sorcerers - at least in the temporal world - who have made a pact with demons in order to acquire power and fortune and go on living for a long time, knowing there will be nothing for them after death (both David Rockefeller and Henry Kissinger can testify to their undue longevity). 

The power of black magic is short lived however, even though it stands truth and the good on their heads, since resistance, rebirth and regeneration will eventually see that truth is no longer stood on its head but re-set to its proper dominant position. For Being or, as Heidegger once put it, 
"what has the character of the Beginning"
is indestructible and black magic is always dependent on standing truths on their head rather than bringing any original truths to the table; thus, though inverted, the truth remains, albeit in a concealed way, and requires merely a re-inversion to be found anew, whereas inverted truth has no independent existence outside the inversion.

It was German philosopher Hegel who said that from the point of view of common understanding, metaphysics appeared to be an 'inverted world'. I would argue that it is the world of common understanding that is inverted through sorcery and that philosophy requires seeing through the inversions created by sorcery and setting them back to their original position through magic

Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770-1831)

[Speaking of Hegel, conspiracy researchers are fond of referring to the 'Hegelian Dialectic' which is a three-pronged approach to pushing through dark, power-driven agendas of control by deliberately creating chaotic events and pinning them on patsy groups. See post Engineered Crisis for a more in depth explanation of this technique. This to say, however, that the 'Hegelian Dialectic' is itself a black magic inversion of Hegel's dialectical idealism as expounded in The Phenomenology of Spirit; the interplay between thesis, antithesis and their synthesis leading to greater enlightenment and cultural evolution is replaced by problem, reaction, solution (or chaos, confusion, opportunity) for purposes of greater obscurantism and cultural involution.]

Pointing out the inversions made by the black sorcerers of consciousness and re-inverting the truths back to their natural upright inclination is one of the purposes of ScruffyOwlet's Tree. For mine is not the left-handed path.  

In conclusion, the adversary, Satan, is the great inverter of God's truth, bringing his darkness to the Creator's light if you will, the black sun to the true sun, but is nevertheless incapable of creating his own original cosmic laws. Divine wisdom thus involves being able to see through (thought) and unmake (action) Lucifer's inversions which could be commonly referred to as mind control methodologies. 

See older post Evil as Test for a more elaborate description of what identifying and resisting evil entails. 

Saturday, 29 October 2016

Thought 370: Fluid Water & Solid Rock

It is often said of people who are resilient in the face of adversity that they are solid or even 'rock solid'. 

While immediately graspable, a perhaps more enlightened way to describe them would be to say they are fluid or even as 'fluid as water'.

For it is a noteworthy curiosity that despite being not solid and completely fluid, it is water that erodes minerals and rocks over time, not the reverse.

Thus this natural occurrence may present us with a lesson we can draw as to the benefits of being flexible and fluid in our behavioural psychology so as not to be eroded by life's challenges or tide patterns that repeat over a long period of time, just as waves continually collapse onto rocky beaches.

Friday, 28 October 2016

Thought 369: Prosaic v Poetic

To interpret symbols and occult traditions generally a poetic mind is required since symbology means the bringing together of data through things standing for other things (from συμβάλλω, to throw together). 

Poetry comes from the Greek verb ποιέω, to make, to create, to bring forth. In other words it requires a creative mind to be moved by the rich tapestry of ancient symbolism and nature's hidden (occult) secrets. 

The prosaic mind by contrast will immediately and unthinkingly take issue with the free and open-ended deciphering of symbols, including the signs that words constitute, e.g. in green language, invariably preferring scientifically valid explanations that have been established through conventional (from cum together and venire to come: the coming together of men) means of acquiring knowledge such as that gained through the peer-reviewed university system. 

Prosaic comes from prose, typically contrasted in modern academic discourse with verse (poetry), and the word prose is from the Latin prosa meaning 'straightfoward', 'direct'. The prosaic mind will thus scoff at and be generally offended by alternative explanations behind mainstream reality, politics, history, religion, science, instinctively preferring perceived straightforward explanations, e.g. those offered by the corporate media and established institutions. 

Perhaps the battle for knowledge of the ages has largely been one fought between prosaic and poetic minds, the former being content only with five-sense reality and intellectualist logic, the latter tapping into their in-tuitive imagination to decipher life's mysteries and esoteric lessons.   

Thursday, 27 October 2016

Thought 368: The Meaning of Tradition

To a majority of British people, the word 'tradition' conjures many a stereotype pertaining to the so-called Royal Family, Sunday roasts, English breakfasts, tea and scones, wig-wearing barristers and even fox hunting.

In truth, tradition means what is passed or handed down from generation to generation, the Latin origin of the word, tradido, signifying precisely the act of delivering and handing over. 

Language is arguably the greatest example of tradition there is in so far as words, despite their many incarnations and pronunciations, always provide us with a connection to linguistic history which is usefully covered by the sciences of philology and etymology. 

Philosophy is also one for tradition, as the thoughts of older or even ancient philosophers come to bear on later generations of thinkers and the same could be said of mathematical, scientific not to say culinary discoveries.

Art too is one for tradition, as techniques and themes carry on from one generation to another, and in classical music 'old' music is constantly made afresh by contemporary interpretative talent and new technical means of recording. 

It could be argued that where tradition, i.e. the passing down of knowledge and cultural lore, is lacking, culture itself is wanting and doomed to meet a premature end at the hands of mass hypnotic entertainment and materialist fulfilment. 

For to consume means to destroy and a consumer economy is the same thing as a destructive economy while entertainment, for its part, simply means distraction from what is essential, i.e. that which is (see post What is Essential?). 

To put it succinctly, therefore, tradition is transmission

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Thought 367: Occultism in the Christmas Calendar

I strongly recommend my rare readers to invest in a copy of The Secret Teachings of All Ages by Manly P. Hall, the classic work on the World's Mystery Traditions and first published in 1928. 

It is impossible to account for all the rich lore contained in that encyclopaedic book but, it soon being Christmas, I just wished to share the following information.

In the Christian West, Christmas Eve occurs on 24th December and Christmas Day, the alleged date of Christ's birth, on the following day. 

These dates did not come from nowhere. It is stated in the book that in the Druid tradition of Ancient Britannia it was
"at dawn of the 25th day of December [that] the birth of the Sun God was celebrated. [...] The Druids had a Madonna, or Virgin Mother, with a  Child in her arms [...] and their Sun God was resurrected at the time of the year corresponding to that at which modern Christians celebrate Easter."
Further East in Phrygia (now Turkey) the date of birth of a Dying-God named Attis, whom many consider synonymous with the divinity Adonis, was thought to have been born 
"at midnight of the 24th of December. To the rites of Atys the modern world is indebted for the symbolism of the Christmas tree. Atys imparted his immortality to the tree beneath which he died, and days in the tomb, rose upon a date corresponding with Easter morn."
Hall writes on (after briefly considering Norse god Odin hanging himself from the branches of the World Tree whilst piercing his side with the sacred spear)
"The mystery [of the dying god] has been perpetuated in Christianity in the crucifixion and death of the God-man - Jesus the Christ.[...] The myth of the dying god is the key to both universal and individual redemption and regeneration." 
A few months ago I wrote an all-too-short blog post called Christianity as Mystery Tradition and it is clear from reading Secret Teachings that Christian mythology is steeped to the hilt with symbolism and concepts drawn from older traditions. 

An example out of dozens being the traitor apostle Judas, mirroring the Evil god Loki in the Scandinavian Odinic Mystery tradition - which comprised twelve main gods like Jesus' twelve apostles - and popularised by contemporary Marvel Comics movies in the shape of a scheming Asgardian comic book character. 

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Thought 366: 18

18 is an important number for dark occultists because it is equal to 6+6+6. 

18 is also equivalent to the number 9 since 1+8=9.

For the significance of the number 9 see The Occult Significance of 9.

It strikes me that 18 is in many countries the age of majority, i.e. adulthood, and it could be asked whether this is an accident or, given the occult hand in so many aspects of everyday life, a deliberate choice.

I also recall a rather poor Moby album called 18, not that that necessarily has occult significance.

Monday, 24 October 2016

Thought 365: Basic Instinct

Basic Instinct, an erotic thriller film released in 1992, is thus named because in all likelihood the basic instinct in question is sex - which features prominently in the film - which itself is there to ensure the perpetuation of our species, the ultimate basic instinct being survival.

It could also have been named baser instinct because we should not kid ourselves that lust or even the will to survive at all costs come from a place of high mindedness and intellectual spirituality, even though both instincts can motivate much creativity and activity.

That self-preservation be the greatest good is the first tenet of ideological satanism - survival at all costs, doesn't matter about the others! - and while based in a basic reality of human need, the will to survive no matter what can lead to immoral action when survival is seen as superseding all other considerations. 

This is something the controllers of this world are aware of. These evil sorcerers therefore make sure there is an artificial scarcity of resources and the need for competition and war to gain access to those resources. 

Too much concern for mere survival - no matter its obvious justifications - can and does lead to being played by Satan's devious ways, entrenched as they are in many mainstream facets of corporate-driven society. 

This is what in fact happens to the character of Walter White in Breaking Bad, so concerned he is with 'providing' for his family (but really concerned with his own egoic fulfilment, providing for his family being the cover story and excuse for his immoral behaviour) that he winds up practically losing his soul and alienating his loved ones, creating no shortage of chaos in his personal life, until the very end of the show where he acts altruistically in order to save his ex-partner Jessie.

In addition too much preoccupation about survival is often symptomatic of fear-based consciousness - including an impending sense of scarcity of resources and all the competition there is for jobbing positions - and indulging too much in a polarity of fear can lead to a destruction of the higher self in favour of the baser ego. 

So this post just to say that while survival may indeed be the basic instinct, it is not for all that the highest of all instincts and can in fact contribute to manifesting suffering and negative consequences both for others and oneself.

Sunday, 23 October 2016

Saturday, 22 October 2016

Thought 363: Truth-telling

The Greek word for truth, ἀλήθεια, suggests, negatively, an idea of what does not escape one's notice and, positively, the act of taking out of hiddenness/wresting out of concealment. 

From this etymology it could be argued that modern day de-occultists (occult meaning that which is hidden) are in fact today's truth-tellers since they bring out of concealment esoteric knowledge that has traditionally been reserved to secret society initiates and that has never been openly communicated to the mass of humanity. 

It is interesting to note that the great philosopher Plato was in some ways an older-day de-occultist, initiate as he was of the Mysteries of Egypt and Greece, and was criticised in his own lifetime by some quarters for revealing too much esoterica to the profane in his work (Plato as an initiate of the Greek and Egyptian Mysteries is an angle that was put forth by esoteric philosopher Manly P. Hall). 

Friday, 21 October 2016

Thought 362: Clichés

Cliché expressions and memes have their use in casual human exchange as able to fill gaps in conversation and potentially as a way to make fun of what is a cliché-ridden media.

The reason why thinkers and many creators are self-declared enemies of cliché is that clichés are akin to dead thought and dead energy, all too often falling in the trap of stereotypes and unreflective value judgements on various things. 

Clichés are easy and immediately grasp-able, having circulated for so long on a mass scale, and many people do unfortunately think in cliché but that's not to say that some clichés do not contain seeds of truth in them, e.g.
"spend time with the people you love"
"money isn't everything"
"be nice"
"take care"
"no worries"
"take it easy"  
"sharing's caring" 
"each to their own" 
It's not always clear where and from whom clichés originate but no doubt even clichés were once original angles on the world. 

Addendum - See also later post What are Clichés?

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Thought 361: Lyrics Analysis: New World Rising

The song The Rover on Led Zeppelin's double album Physical Graffiti contains the following lyric
"Is the new world rising from the shambles of the old."
This is of course the mantra of and template for the dark occultists in charge of world destiny following as they do the free-masonic motto ordo ab chao or, in English, order out of chaos

Led Zeppelin band members were of course very partial to occult teachings as evidenced by the very artwork of their fourth, nameless album, casually referred to as Led Zeppelin IV, and Jimmy Page's well-documented interest in the writings of Alistair Crowley. 

There is a French saying
"jamais deux sans trois"
"never two without three" and this is why there will be a 3rd World War which will bring the world into the hands of an even smaller group of people than previously all thanks to the engineered chaos that such a war would create on the planetary stage and the need for order that would result in its aftermath.  

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Thought 360: The Question Concerning Authority

Thinker Hannah Arendt saw authority in a positive light as constituting the opposite of violence, which in her thinking arises when there is a breakdown in authority and the resulting power vacuum causes conflict to occur. 

She also tended to make light of slavery in the classical world as enabling the possibility of freedom for those delivered from the necessity of labour through daily chores being carried out by slaves.

By contrast anarchist activist Mark Passio views the belief in authority as synonymous with the belief in the legitimacy of slavery, understanding as he does authority as entailing the existence of masters ruling over slaves.

This apparent antagonism can be somewhat resolved in Passio's favour by distinguishing legitimate from illegitimate forms of authority. 
  • Illegitimate authority is authority based on coercion, i.e. violence, forcing people to act a certain way against their own free will in submission to masters who act in plain sight or by stealth
  • Legitimate authority is authority that emanates naturally from some individuals and creators who have come to be respected through their contribution to the community, there being no trace of coercion but just wilful deference to these authors, so to speak. 
Personally I find Mark Passio's Natural Law teachings a welcome corrective to risky and rather toxic aristocratic biases that can be found in authors like Aristotle, Plato, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Arendt and Leo Strauss. 

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Thought 359: Rite of Passage - Commercial Predation

I will be the first to admit that acquiring things commercially has brought me much happiness, apart from necessities, in the shape of music (songs and sheets), books, a digital piano, this laptop I'm typing on and so forth. 

But commercial society today is all-encompassing and many merchants or scammers will prey on people's weaknesses and vices, such as a relentless need for sexual fulfilment, and will do their utmost to play on people's emotions and desires (including the completionist and collector's instincts) to milk money out of them.

As someone said on twitter, humanity is about to pass an unprecedented rite of passage, what with the New World Order agenda, the decimation of public services and welfare programmes, all-seeing surveillance, the phasing out of cash currency, negative interest rates, robotisation of workplaces (physical and metaphorical, robot coming from the Tcheque word for slave worker/drone), ubiquitous mental health problems and breakdowns, poisoned food and water supplies, financial institutional malpractice and abuse, harmful technological realities, air and environmental toxicity, militarised police, engineered killer diseases, harmful pharmaceutical drugs and more. Ever-more ferocious commercialism also belongs to this list.

Now more than ever is it the time to take care of oneself, avoid what harms one's soul and indulge in that which heals and strengthens it, create meaningful and loving relationships and friendships, inform oneself about true as opposed to manufactured realities, open one's heart and crown chakras to be in tune with Being and perhaps engage in creative industry. 

Failing that one will fall victim not only to mind control methodologies and toxic influences but be mercilessly preyed on by negative commercial predation that seeks to capitalise on people's insecurities, vices and fantasies which are often neither wholesome nor temperate. 

Acquiring free will, i.e. reaching that stage in your psychic life where you truly act as you think and feel, i.e. are no longer dual and divided but an in-divi-dual in the proper sense, will protect you against the rapacious demands made on your wallet as you will be able to self-control and resist consumer temptation and easy-to-spot scams.

This ability to be discriminating will in turn help you give your purse power over to causes, businesses and creators who are fighting the good fight. 

Now I know that, for my part, I am and have been very far from perfect in these areas so I am not preaching from a high stool or throne but very much as someone who gives in to the acquisitive pleasure when it takes over.

Buying things is not a wrong in itself but I guess it takes knowing oneself (and the market) well to make purchases that are of true value for one's existence.  

Monday, 17 October 2016

Thought 358: The Meaning of Composition

The word 'composition' is formed of two Latin words, the prefix com which means 'together' and the verb ponere 'to place'.

And that perfectly captures the activity of composing, whether it be in music, photography, graphic design, comic book illustration or painting, for these arts all require an element of placing things together (musical notes, objects, words, shapes) in an aesthetically pleasing way. 

Aesthetics comes from the Greek word αἵσθησις which one modern researcher has defined as heart perception. 

Sunday, 16 October 2016

Thought 357: Transcendence in Bach & Beethoven

As Glenn Gould noted in a television programme, while J.S. Bach regularly achieved transcendence in his music with an apparent air of effortlessness, Beethoven's music occasionally achieves transcendence but not without the sense of an almighty struggle in order to achieve this effect. 

Judging from their works, it would appear that J.S. Bach was very much God's steward, at least musically, whereas Beethoven was man trying to be God or at least attempting to reach him in his own way.

And this despite Beethoven's tremendous virtuosic and compositional gifts which technically had no equal in his own time and possibly outshone Bach's very own considerable talents. 

As Nietzsche once observed, if too much struggle is put in a work of art this will transpire in the energy it gives out, leaving a certain disjunctive effect in the beholder's mind, which is why that philosopher recommended only putting up to 70% of one's Creator-given energy in a production since, in his opinion, this would lead to a more harmonious and less jarring artistic outcome. 

To summarise in tweet form

Bach: man as God's steward - effortless transcendence
Beethoven: man reaches to God - transcendence achieved through struggle

Saturday, 15 October 2016

Thought 356: Psychopathy and The Thing

The movie The Thing by John Carpenter has been read by the director himself as being a kind of allegory for the strange disease that was making the rounds at the time of the film's release, 1984, a disease which was to later become known as AIDS. 

I have another reading of the film based on what John Carpenter himself says is the key exchange in the film
"I don't know who to trust anymore."
"Trust is a hard thing to come by these days. Why don't you trust in the Lord?"
The story of the film revolves around a human and animal-mimicking alien life form with hostile intentions which hides in plain sight behind a fake appearance in order to conceal its true ugly self. 

The paranoia that sets in is of course inevitable as it is impossible to tell who in your entourage is the hostile alien which will kill and come to imitate your physical appearance the moment you're alone with and turn your back on it. 

In my view this is a great allegory for the disease of psychopathy because psychopaths mimic human emotion and feelings, seduce people with their glib, surface charm only to prey on and destroy them when the occasion arises. 

It is indeed very hard to tell who is a psychopath and what hostile life form may be lurking under casual passers-by on the street, someone closer to home or even in the public eye (such as Jimmy Saville). People who've been victimised by psychopathic individuals in their lives will of course develop trust issues as does the character Blair in the film (well named as it turns out, the script foreshadowing in its own way the rise to power of dubious, untrustworthy politician Tony Blair). 

Furthermore, as psychopathy researcher Thomas Sheridan has argued, psychopaths aren't really human as they lack a normal human emotional centre and are truly 'other' to you or me since completely devoid of heart consciousness and the conscience that comes with the latter. 

It is the disease and oddness of psychopathy that has made researcher Mark Passio sympathetically consider 'intervention' theories in human origins, i.e. that we were fashioned by a non-human intelligence to serve as a slave labour force and that these aliens did such a botched job in the development of our species that psychopathy was one of the many anomalies present in the original human genome. 

These 'intervention' theories - as opposed to more fashionable 'evolutionary' theories - are based on texts and artefacts going back to ancient Sumer which was located in present day Iraq and which seem to indicate extra-terrestrial interactions with humans, including in their coming to exist and in the origin of occult Mystery Traditions, as these (immoral) beings taught us knowledge about the universe in symbolic ways. 

The movie Alien v Predator points to such extra-terrestrial lore in its very plot according to which the Predator aliens were gods to us humans and the serpentine xenomorphs were there to provide a rite of passage for said gods. 

All that being said reptile-brain-based psychopathy gives some credit to reptilian conspiracies as does the presence of evil lizard-like creatures in ancient and modern popular culture (this reminds me that I once saw an old Dr Who episode with a reptilian alien able to control people's minds). 

What can be drawn from all this is the lesson many have now learnt, that many Hollywood films have a dumbed down plot that most can follow, which is their exoteric content, and a more hidden, esoteric content that will only be garnered and understood by those who are clued up as to alternative history and explanations. 

John Carpenter of course went on to make the movie They Live which explicitly suggests alien interference at the very top as well as in all the mainstream facets of human society. 

Friday, 14 October 2016

Thought 355: My Beef with Conformist Self-Improvement

To re-iterate points I made in a couple of previous posts (Self-improvement Gurus and Phoney Self-improvement), my beef with self-improvement culture and positive thinking fascism is that much rather than aiming to prove things to yourself and others in order to be a more successful social conformist, the aim should be to fully accept yourself in both your strengths and weaknesses based on your unique individuality and however much the practice of this self-acceptance offends and goes against conventional preferences and expectations.  

Largely, self-improvement ideals are based in a polarity of fear, e.g. of not fitting in or being too 'negative' about the world.

Self-acceptance ideals are by contrast based in a polarity of love, for one's Creator-given individual person and for what one is able to do that is positive. 

And, as I've written before, my entire philosophy can be summarised by the maxim 
"Always choose love over fear."

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Thought 354: Lyrics Analysis: One Vision

Much as I enjoy it, the song One Vision by Queen struck me greatly in its lyrical content last night as I pondered whether or not it was preaching a satanic or a wholesome message. My conclusion now is that it is a bit of both.

The lyric "one true religion" of course makes me think of the actual one true religion in the world: money, not that that was necessarily Mercury's intention (see Money and Mon-eye, Money as Consciousness, Money, Money as Satan's Currency). 
"No wrong no right, I'm going to tell you there's no black and no white"
is of course utter rubbish for those who have comprehended the absolute and non relative nature of right and wrong behaviour, good and bad actions, and who have delivered themselves from the nasty demon of moral relativism not to say solipsism (only the mind exists). 
"One race, one hope"
is also ambiguous as the Nazis for their part wished to see the dominance of the so-called aryan race over all the others, but "one race" I think in this case means Mercury stating that the entire human species should be seen as one single, undivided race which is in fact the case.

Moreover it could be argued that the entire intention of the song to see one unified world with one unified people is largely compatible with New World Order plans for a single world government with a single world currency, a single religion (money presumably), a single world army and the absence of individual nations.

Anyway that's all my thoughts on the matter for now but one could spend several lifetimes analysing the content of song lyrics in popular music and seeing them for their level of moral enlightenment or, conversely, their level of satanic obscurantism.

For Lucifer is the false light, consisting of intellectuality (brain) devoid of spirituality (heart). 

Addendum - It's interesting to note that the name of the album on which One Vision features is called A Kind of Magic. Mark Passio from defines magic as 
"the art and science of influencing change to occur with (higher) Will"
as opposed to sorcery which is
"the art and science of influencing change to occur with (egoic) will."
It's an interesting synchronicity because the song One Vision, as we saw above, only 'kind' of sides on the 'magic' side of the spectrum of influence, not fully, thereby earning the description kind of magic as opposed to full magic.

Addendum 2 - 'One Vision', the song title, makes me think of 'Mon-eye', the One Eye, 'the one true religion' as the song suggests (see Money and Mon-eye). Again this links up to the addendum above, according to which the song can be interpreted as both magic promoting enlightenment and sorcery pushing for obscurantism, depending on whether 'one vision' is understood as meaning the true vision of the one eye, the pineal gland, or the false vision of money in its conventional, banking credit meaning (see Credit: In Money We Trust).

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Thought 353: What is Essential?

Heidegger was aware of the fact that seizing what is essential is a minority rather than a common ability. For, he asserted, it is clear today that the more people talk and write the less they have something essential to say.

Which begs the question of what we mean by 'essential' and what it means to be talking about 'essential' things. 

The word essential comes from the Latin verb esse, to be, and to say something essential is to describe a characteristic of Being, i.e. being able to seize the being of a thing in its relationship to Being. 

In other words when you ask questions such as 'what is mathematics', 'what is truth', 'what is overthinking?' you are laying the brick work for an answer which will consider what something is in its relationship to Being, that which is. 

And that which is is truth.  

And, of course, by asking what is essential I was seeking to give the essence, i.e. meaning, of the word 'essential'. 

By virtue of saying what something is or saying something that belongs to that which is you are saying something essential. 

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Thought 352: Freedom as Threatening

Fear of chaos translates in fear of freedom. 

People who are obviously free and have achieved self-dominion can be threatening to others - especially if these former are intellectually or creatively gifted. These threatened people who have unresolved issues with themselves and are basically still unfree inside will be made uncomfortable and sometimes attack those strong enough to exude the qualities of free will and happiness. 

Great, even rude, (mental) health in someone is of course threatening to some others who remain in a mentally fragile disposition, all the more so if the rudely healthy person has genuine insight into the world and themselves, with the result that these last will interpret the rude health of the former as itself being a sign of mental illness or, at best, delusion translating in what they perceive to be a false air of superiority which will eventually make these botched individuals lash out.

In other words individuals who are at odds with themselves will react in hostile ways to those they perceive as a threat to their person and worldview, and society being largely unfree and lost in bitter resentment, untruth and illusion, it is of course natural that those who, through hard self-labour, have achieved a degree of dominion will be attacked by the many broken souls that our largely satanic society has left in its wake. 

Monday, 10 October 2016

Thought 351: My Side as Anti-Side

Many if not most people have a side and so do I, even though my side is generally to be anti-side. 

Sunday, 9 October 2016

Thought 350: What is a Gentleman?

Although the word 'gentleman' in English often has classist connotations, the true meaning of the word is suggested by its very form: a gentleman is man who is gentle. As Mr Banks from Mary Poppins would say
"Gentle but firm, noblesse oblige."
A gentleman treats others, including women and children, with gentle care and will never engage in abusive behaviour, i.e. prey on those who are vulnerable or who are under him in the proverbial social ladder. 

Many young women seem drawn to men who are not gentle and indeed many young men seem drawn to women who are not caring but this is perhaps for the best in so far as both sexes will eventually come to appreciate gentle, caring partners in the long run after having learnt from the mistakes of their youth. 

Saturday, 8 October 2016

Thought 349: You Are Entitled to Hate Me

This just to say that although I have been sharing a lot of thoughts and ideas lately in an often outspoken way, everyone has the right to disagree with and have hostilities towards me because I know for a fact that I'm very far from perfect and that a lot of what I write is possibly rubbish. 

I will eventually go back to drawing and piano when in the right frame of mind, but only after having written all that I feel I need to write. 

Friday, 7 October 2016

Thought 348: How to Avoid Regret

In my opinion the best way to avoid regret is to be true to yourself.

Regret usually occurs when one didn't act in accordance with one's heart rather than the opposite and ignoring the heart's instinct led to bad things happening including that of self-division and inner duality. 

Of course listening to one's heart means opening it up and taking it seriously, even when this apparently flies in the face of conventional preference and so-called common sense. 

Thursday, 6 October 2016

Thought 347: Negotiation in Relationships

Most if not all relationships require a certain amount of negotiation, whether verbally expressed or simply suggested by body language, hints, side comments etc. 

If negotiation becomes outright war on an all-too-consistent basis then perhaps it is best to disengage altogether. 

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Thought 346: The Meaning of Tough Love

With some people, however much you care for them and try to reach them, you can never win which is why I think that it is wise in such cases to leave them with the consequences of their own thoughts, emotions and actions. 

Maybe consequentialist laws will get through to them better than the best advice imaginable. This is what is really meant by the expression 'tough love'.

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Thought 345: Saving the World - The Great Work

Independent researcher fallen-on-hard-times Jordan Maxwell expressed his opinion on a Mark Passio show that the world cannot be saved.

His argument was that those who knew and preached that the revolution had to come from within were largely unsuccessful in passing the message, partly because it was re-appropriated by evil sorcerers who twisted it and used it as a means for control and power - e.g. Jesus and the Church - and partly because each has to ascend his own Mountain of Enlightenment whether aware of this or not and as a messenger (an angel in the proper sense from the Greek ἄγγελος) you can only show people the way, not carry them all the way. 

Grassroots and community-based attempts to disengage from the control system will always be seen in a positive light by me but they too are vulnerable to suppression and governmental violence. In addition so few are enlightened as to what is actually going on in the world and to the fact that they are essentially prisoners and guards of their own self-made prisons, it could be argued that attempting to reach a critical mass is an almost hopeless task, at least in my personal locality. 

At the same time, however, cosmic law will respond and give voice to those who are unified in themselves and so it is never a waste of time in such cases to plant the seeds of truth and morality as part of what Mark Passio calls The Great Work. 

Monday, 3 October 2016

Thought 344: Trump and Clinton

Bit late now given the (s)election process is over but I'll break it to
  • democrats: Hillary Clinton never cared about you
  • republicans: Donald Trump doesn't give a flying fuck about you
All they want is your vote and your attention. 

The same applies to most if not all politicians.

Addendum - Post election, it is most ironic and serendipitous that someone named Trump should have trumped his way to power, i.e. by not winning the popular vote but by means of an antiquated system of counting votes. 

Sunday, 2 October 2016

Thought 343: Making Others Happy

Someone on my twitter opined that "you can't make everyone happy and if you try, you'll become very unhappy."

I said I agreed with the first part of the sentence but not the second.

She asked me for my reasoning.

I gave an example saying I had this friend I cared deeply about and tried to make happy in my own way but this 'friend' made it clear to me in no uncertain terms that she hated me and that I was a bad person.

Yet I was not unhappy as a result of this simply because I remained and had remained true to myself and my instincts throughout my friendship with her and understood that she had a personal issue with me which left me unaffected, for the simple reason that I have no issues with myself. 

At least not now that I've grown up and fully accepted myself, both in my flaws and strengths.  

Saturday, 1 October 2016

Thought 342: The Force

"May the force be with you."
May you be with the force, more like.