[I had been airing my views at Reality Sandwich and Daniel Pinchbeck complimented my ideas saying I was "on it" and would I do a feature for RS. This is it, though of course here are added pictures]
So what do we do?
Important question: What actually matters so that we can feel inspired, and help create communities that really do change things for the better for all of us, all species, and nature, and what blocks this vision and action?
There seem to exist ‘diverse’ various ‘alternative’ sources of information with their respective leaders claiming to help answer this question, but how can I trust them? How do I know they aren’t part of the very problem they claim to expose?
If any speaker supposedly claiming to help me, on one hand, by informing me what’s going on behind the scenes which are set up to control me, and yet on the other hand pushes a myth which is dualistic, and therefore detrimental to my sense of being, and relationship with nature, then that double-bind message cancels out any fruits that could be had from what the speaker is claiming to help me with.
Things people say have to make sense. There has to be integrity throughout what they are saying, and doing. Are they infiltrating disinfo-agents set up to divert peoples energies away from the real roots of the crises facing us and planet earth, attention whores, and/or just opportunists, and clever marketers just making money out of some fear-business which they think they have to keep rolling along, or all combined?
Are people hooked to them because they desperately want to believe, or for kicks, or both. Only you can answer that, but bear in mind that while you’re sucked into their power, and/or the research they lock you into, that the real world is under attack, and surely that needs our energies for helping stop what is causing this destruction.
Therefore people who make out they are ‘helping’ need to be challenged. I am available always to be challenged, and questioned, about what I say, and I expect the same from others? That is real community. Better, these people need to be seen through and then we move onto what really matters.
One of the most well-known New Age conspiracy theorist gurus, David Icke, claims he had an Ayahuasca trip, and experienced hearing a “Voice”.
This voice told, and showed him, that our commonly experienced reality in the “5 sense world/3D world” is inferior to the “place” he went to in his vision. Voice informed him that our known reality is really a “matrix” that depends on our collective fear to actually feed it (just as well he is spreading fear with such tales ey?)!
This is undoubtedly a dualistic myth, and not earth, universe, soul, or community friendly, at all. This kind of ‘channelling’ is typical from the New Age world as is revealed in the book, Return of the Dark/Light Mother or New Age Armageddon? by Monica Sjoo : “The most frightening aspect of the New Age is its adoption, and perpetration, of a mishmash of the reactionary, patriarchal occult traditions and thinking of both east and west, all of which have in common a hatred of the Earth, authoritarianism, racism and misogyny.” (p.85)
Icke bases his theories of a global conspiracy of Jews/elite cum Reptilians, which ‘post- Ayahuasca -trip’ become, ”holographic projections that have no soul”, on a known forged document called The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, the same book Hitler and the Nazis got much of their inspiration from…
I very much do not trust David Icke, especially his supposed use of Ayahuasca to spread his nature-hating, and paranoid, propaganda. Inducing his audiences, and further afield, through his clever-honed stage shtick, to distrust nature and see it as an illusion, and thus not really to be that concerned about. For if reality, nature, is ‘illusion’, and somewhere else—in Icke’s head-trip—is the ‘real reality’ of “infinite love”’, then why should people care about what happens to the trees, insects, animals, land, waters, air—it’s all a projection that is made by our fear! What an ugly vision, and this makes me think that maybe Icke is a plant, pardon the pun, for to carry on with his paranoia even after Ayahuasca…..? Though if you listen to the beginning of his talk (linked above) he does say this, which is really the only thing he says that makes sense; that he believes “where you are” [in your own mind] when you take an entheogen is where you will go. So if you are in a good place you will have a heavenly experience, and if in a bad place you may see demons, and so on. But he doesn’t seem to apply that insight to his own experience i.e., that his previous paranoia (mental set) about ‘reptiles’, and the sinister nature of the ‘Illuminati controlled world matrix’- may have been where he ‘was’ before he drank the Ayahuasca. But no, I have heard that he preaches about the ‘voice’ at all his talks as though it is some kind of revelation as to the ‘true’ nature of reality. He is of course free to do that, but I am free to challenge what he puts out.
Also, I have heard from others who have experienced Ayahuasca that if he is telling the truth about his experience it is a ‘one-off’ as generally most experiencers have had a true sacred experience that brings them closer to nature in all its sacredness (I would be interested if anyone has had a similar experience to David Icke’s?)
My psychedelic experience has given me insight into polarity, and how it is vitally different from dualism. With duel~ism (wordplay) there is the usual presumed battle between supposed oppo-sites, a famous patriarchal ‘conflict’ being ‘light’ versus ‘dark’ and vice versa, and this is really mindsets conceptualizing ‘entities’ abstracted from a dynamic process. For you cannot have light without dark. You cannot have ‘3 dimensionality’ without the ‘other’ be it ‘infinite love’, the great ‘Mystery’ or whatever you want to call ‘it’.
Here is a stronger critique of David Icke: “David Icke is a dangerous madman. A thorough expose of Icke and of the malign brand of New Age racialist fascism he peddles is to be found on Public Eye, the website of the very reliable Political Research Associates (it is funded by the U.S. labor movement and foundations), and which--under the tutelage of the excellent Chip Berlet--monitors extremist, racist, anti-democratic, violent, and cult-like sects and movements.”
Theosophy, which has had much influence in bringing about the New Age movement, was founded by Helena Blavatsky , who also claimed to be in contact with a supernatural form of communication she called ‘Mahatmas’, and she came up with a theory of “root races”, the myth which inspired the Nazis’ will for the bringing about of a sixth root race of the ubermenschen, or Nordic supermen.
Theosophy also had connections with the Eugenics Movement, which formulated a pseudoscience designed to weed out and/or maintain the ‘inferior’ humans from the ‘superior’, which, as John Taylor Gatto shows, is, in essence, the intention of the ‘education’ system.
In the UK, U.S., Europe, and virtually all over the world, there is a compulsory ‘education’ system! (In commas to point out it is not authentic education). Gatto, in his book The Underground History of American Education exposes the origins, machinery, design, and intention, of this institution of ‘education’ that begins in Kindergarten, through school, college, university, and so forth.
Gatto was a teacher in a tough school in New York City, Harlem, for twenty six years, but found that his attempts to inspire his students natural creativity was blocked by those he has called ‘The Management’, and this became such a burden for what he wanted to achieve with his students that he felt the need to resign, then he continued researching deeper into the question of why his enthusiasm for inspiring students, and their creative spirit, was suppressed by the very system supposedly set up for their education .Here are Gatto’s “Seven Lessons" learned from his experiences:
"These are the things you pay me to teach":
1. Confusion. 'Everything I teach is out of context. I teach the unrelating of everything.' (p. 2)
2. Class position. "That's the real lesson of any rigged competition like school. You come to know your place.' (P. 3)
3. Indifference. 'Indeed, the lesson of bells is that no work is worth finishing, so why care too deeply about anything?* (p. 6)
4. Emotional dependency. 'By stars and red checks, smiles and frowns, prizes, hon-ors, and disgraces, I teach kids to surrender their will to the predestined chain of command.' (p. 7)
3. Intellectual dependency. 'Of the millions of things of value to study, I decide what few we have time for, or actually it is decided by my faceless employers.... Curiosity has no important place in my work, only conformity* (p. 8). Gatto says this is 'the most important lesson, that we must wait for other people, better trained than ourselves, to make the meanings of our lives.' (p. 8)
6. Provisional self-esteem. 'The lesson of report cards, grades and tests is that children should not trust themselves or their parents but should rely on the evaluation of certified officials. People need to be told what they are worth.' (p. 11)
7. One can't hide. Surveillance is an ancient imperative, espoused by certain influ-ential thinkers (such as Plato, Augustine, Calvin, Bacon, and Hobbes). All these childless men ... discovered the same thing: children must be closely watched if you want to keep a society under tight central control.' (pp. 11-12) (Dumbing us down: the hidden curriculum of compulsory schooling)
Gatto discovered that the modern forced ‘educational’ system we all are familiar with today began in Prussia, in the early part of the 19th century, where reluctant families were threatened by the military, with bayonets at the ready, to send their children to State schools. The State owned the children, as was written in the legislation. “The Prussian mind, which carried the day, held a clear idea of what centralized schooling should deliver: 1) Obedient soldiers to the army;2 2) Obedient workers for mines, factories, and farms; 3) Well-subordinated civil servants, trained in their function; 4) Well-subordinated clerks for industry; 5) Citizens who thought alike on most issues; 6) National uniformity in thought, word, and deed.”
Prussian forced schooling was seen as a success by a host of countries whose leaders travelled there, even from as far away as Japan, to see how they could introduce this system themselves.
The Gestapo, and SS, were also modelled on the efficiency of the Prussian State Police.
Compulsory ‘education’ demands separating children from their mums, parents, and loved ones, and friends, and once rounded up in a Kafkaesque building, many children will suffer bullying, both from other students, and from the staff who, using various psychological techniques, train them to blindly obey authority, and not think for themselves. Millions of children are now drugged in schools, falsely ‘diagnosed’ with bogus labels such as “Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder” (‘ADHD’), and generally there is also massive psychiatric drugging of poor, disadvantaged, and foster care children, in the United States!
This so-called ‘education’ system is a meticulously designed compulsory training system, for young minds, with the specific purpose of suppressing the imagination and creativity, and the justification for this is so that the economy is assured of a constant supply of subservient productive ‘consumer’ robots who will not make too much trouble with their assigned slots in the capitalist society, nor with the inevitable consequential damage done to nature, ecosystems, other species, the web of life. The success of the conditioning is to make people actually blind to the consequence of their actions. They are trained not to question authority, and if so to direct their questioning energies towards the wrong sources rather than the root causes.
This Management, the planners, funders, makers and maintainers of this system, in order to justify this abuse, of millions of children and youths through the generations, counted on myths to support their belief they were doing right, and Darwinism features prominently.
In a book Charles Darwin wrote in 1871 called The Descent of Man, he claimed that a very few humans were evolving and the rest were at a dead end.
Darwin was an extremely rich man, and had close ties with the elite/’the management’, “The Darwin family wasn’t just a wealthy family, they were among the supreme fortunes on planet earth, so rather than thinking of Charles Darwin as a scholar speaking to other scholars , your talking about a man who was in the inner circle of the the British Throne who had fantastic wealth, Galton [the Father of Eugenics] also, and spoke to Dukes and Earls and heads of industry,” so it is clear who Darwin means are the ones ‘evolving’? For this rich set all of their myth was a ‘science’. Of course such hubris didn’t begin with Darwin, he was just part of a pattern of imposed ideas throughout history which perpetuate this ongoing myth.
Gatto’s calculates that the timeline for this elitist idea of a division between a small group of superior people and a vast ‘mass’ of inferior people, begins for western civilization through the influence of philosopher Plato, wherein his book The Republic he categorizes people set into groups and claims that once born into a certain group they cannot move from it. “This is based on what some refer to as the “founding myth” but which is in fact “the founding lie”, (pseudos). This is that God has introduced different metals into the natures of people. There are men of gold, of silver and of bronze and iron. The latter are the labourers, the people who do the dirty work, for even the “perfect” Guardians who have a “vision of the Good” need people to clean up after them and to cook their meals. Those with bronze are the craftsmen, and other professionals.” An idea obviously influenced by the more ancient Indian caste system.
In the 15th century, we have theologian John Calvin preaching the dogma of predestination which asserts that people are damned before they are born, thus, if so, it is hardly worthwhile to assume any authority could truly help such people, therefore he proposed “Universal Schooling” which was meant as a ‘purgatory’-like place where the damned people could police themselves “Calvin says clearly that the damned are many times larger in number than the saved. The ratio is about twenty to one. There are too many damned to overwhelm with force. So you have to cloud their minds and set them into meaningless competitions with one another in ways that will eat up that energy.” [My emphasis]
Another philosopher, much admired in American academia, Benedict Spinoza, in 1670 published a very influential book titled “Tractate Religico Politicu” in which he repeated the seemingly ‘perennial philosophy’ that there were a much higher proportion of irrational people who needed to be controlled by the rational smaller elite, and recommended that “an institutional school system should be set up as a ‘civil religion.’ It’s a term you find common in early colonial writing because everyone read Spinoza, all over the planet. He said we need a ‘civil religion’ for two reasons. One, to eliminate official religion, which he says is completely irrational and dangerous.
And two, to bind up the energies of these irrational twenty to one and to destroy their imagination. In all but words said the same thing as Calvin, but Spinoza said it flatly. We have to destroy the imagination because it’s only through the imagination that the maximum damage is unleashed. Otherwise people can struggle against the chains, maybe even cause local damage, but they can’t do much harm to the fundamental structure because they can’t think outside of the box.” [My emphasis]
Carrying on this oppressive-elitist legacy into more modern times are the richies Andrew Carnegie and John D. Rockefeller who brought the Prussian schooling system of ‘education’ to American shores, and meanwhile they were both funding and being involved with Eugenics.
John D. Rockefeller
So all bases are covered in the justifying of their system, and ‘their’—the groups who presume they are superior and we are inferior--- own ‘self-worth’, by mythology, philosophy, theology, and ‘science’. And the sacrifice of countless young naturally creative unique minds to benumbing servility and consumerism is for the ‘divine right’ of the State, and further fortifying this psychosomatic blitz on the soul is the ever present mass media.
In the documentary The Century of the Self , its shown clearly that a group of men can choose to secretly do things to our minds and bodies because they see themselves as superior and us, the ‘masses’, as inferior, and note how this part of the jigsaw puzzle fits ever so snugly with the rest.
Nephew of Sigmund Freud, and acclaimed Father of Public Relations, Edward Bernays, used his Uncle Siggy’s psychoanalytical techniques to secretly control masses of people. Believing that the ‘masses’ were irrational [that word again!] and needed secret guidance, Bernays was sought to covertly employ psychological techniques to induce people to buy products they didn’t need, hook women onto cigarettes, and make people accept warfare, etc., “"If we understand the mechanism and motives of the group mind, it is now possible to control and regiment the masses according to our will without their knowing it," Bernays argued. He called this scientific technique of opinion molding the "engineering of consent."
Bernays' publication, Crystallizing Public Opinion, was Nazi Germany’s Reichsminister of Propaganda, Joseph Goebbels’ favourite book, and he put it to practical use!
“One of Bernays's favorite techniques for manipulating public opinion was the indirect use of "third party authorities" to plead for his clients' causes. "If you can influence the leaders, either with or without their conscious cooperation, you automatically influence the group which they sway," he said.” [My emphasis]
“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder
Mental illness is in the eye of the controller,
Evil is in the eye of the victim.”
Connected with all these schemes of control over children, from Kindergarten through their ‘education, and carried on for us, as adults, via mass media and ‘politics’, lies the omnipresent myth of mental illness, and this myth has even infiltrated the ‘education’ system whereby children deemed not efficient enough for the demands of enforced indoctrination are stigmatized with fictitious ‘disorders’ such as ‘ADD/ADHD’ (The ADHD Fraud: How Psychiatry Makes Patients “Of Normal Children”, by Fred A. Baughman). There are no authentic scientific medical tests to support such ‘diagnoses’, but regardless, millions of children have been coerced to take the ‘medication’ for their supposed ‘condition’ nevertheless, as is the same for adults.
In this two part video, Dr John Breeding links the psychiatric establishment with the evil machinery of the Nazi regime : “the philosophy and practices of psychiatry underscored and undergirded the dynamics which went with the Nazi’s Final Solution”, and this was itself deeply associated with the philosophy, masquerading as science, of Eugenics, and the idea that the ‘superior’ people could be improved and the ‘inferior’ people weeded out.
As stated, all of these schemes are, of course, systems of control, and probably the oldest form of control over us, and consciousness in general, has been the war on entheogens which is first presented allegorically in the biblical Book of Genesis.
One of the best interpretations, I have read, of the biblical story of the Garden of Eden, is explored in John Lash’s essay titled, The Oldest Taboo in the World about the ancient patriarchal taboo of not allowing Adam and Eve access to the entheogenic fruit . Lash explains that this ‘taboo’ was not like the usual kind of taboo where the subject regarded as taboo is to be left alone, but is yet still known about. Rather, the taboo of Genesis is a taboo about a taboo. For the reader of the story is not told of the object of the taboo directly (though of course symbols, and other literary devices point to the real identity of the Forbidden Fruit) (J.M.Allegro), but uninitiated readers, and participants, are diverted from knowing this by being told the ‘taboo’ was disobedience to ‘God’—i.e., the patriarchal authority who have expropriated this far more ancient tale which was benevolent. So, we mustn’t even know what all the taboo is about is the essential point! And ever since we have been kicked out of Paradise so has the natural abundant world been under attack by the Management, or the elite groups who do ‘know’, the same groups we keep seeing through throughout this exploration spanning many generations, the same mindset who takes it upon itself to hide away its cunning manipulations from other people considered inferior, irrational, and in need of controlling.
There still is a war on entheogens! And like the Genesis tale all forms of propaganda has been made against entheogens albeit in a more ‘open’ way, though they mess with our imagination just the same of course. They for example reduce the sacredness of entheogenic experience using scientismic explanations—the new religion—as supposedly the ‘truth’ of what reality is.
Above, I chose to focus on new age conspiracy guru Davd Icke because he and his ‘reptiles’ have seeped into the modern imagination mixing with the reports of the ‘Greys’abductions creating a paranoia. An underlying folklore.
I could mention Alex Jones who has interviewed David Icke thus further mixing up his more ‘nuts and bolt’ style of conspiracy theory with Ickes similar ordinary-conspiracy world-world facts and figures, but lingering there in the background, like a big elephant in the room, implications that reality is illusion, and the elite cum reptilians are soulless holographic projections as is the sun, moon, even the entire universe, and there is no escape in death, no sir.
There is Dr Steven Greer, and David Wilcox too that come to mind. These two don’t usually talk about psychedelically-inspired ‘voices’, nor ‘ascended masters’, rather they both speak about ‘insiders’ , people in the know of what is really going on behind the scenes, telling them extraordinary information—which most, if not all, doesn’t come true, and we are never told who these insiders are, yet their gullible followers make excuses for their ‘mis-takes’ when things they said are going to happen because an insider told them so doesn’t happen etc, and will defend them till the death, blind to their bullshit, and buying their books, attending their talks, promoting them. Of course these ‘insiders’—whoever they are—are as provable as Icke’s trip experience, or Madam Blavatsky’s ‘Mahatmas’, ‘Masters of Wisdom’, ‘Ascended Masters’.
Our state of affairs is completely reminiscent of the Guru/followers, and cults, phenomenon of the late 1960s and 70s etc, when as the romantic notion of the purity of the gurus, and zen masters, and cults, etc., were questioned, and cult leaders began to get more and more exposed, the followers would still make out that their masters were beyond criticism. This is a very interesting thing to study, and could shed light on the more modern New Age conspiracy ‘gurus’ who are doing the same shtick, up on stage, and promising their starry-eyed followers what they want to hear and making piles of cash at the same time.
This is not to say I am some hard-boiled physicalist who will not believe in nonordinary events, but rather I am very critical when people, especially rich people, and well-known, money-making, speakers, preach negative beliefs, and/or keep manipulating peoples hopes. People can be easily manipulated when they are needy, and some of these characters smell the desperate desire to believe and like the grifters they are, grift.
So it is time to become more critical and wake up, but also, even more especially, to look with Imagination. I personally feel that the bodymind inspired with the creative inspiration of entheogens can see clear through false games, and that is a reason for entheogenic awareness being the controlling mindset’s greatest fear! Hence also the reason the patriarchal writers of the Garden of Eden tale went to so much trouble to try and demonize the imaginative symbolism, and metaphor, primally associated with sacred fruit of the Goddess.
Their ploy now is to reduce entheogenic experience—via mass media, propaganda, and scientism-- to a physicalist mechanical explanation of meaninglessness, and therefore an attempt to desacralize our relationship with sacred medicine, and ecstatic, and integrally intelligent, loving, participation with sacred nature.
So what do we do? Is our energy looking for an ‘evil other’ taking away a deeper source of energy we need? Just saying that the Illuminati, are one factionof a series of secret occult groups, and these include Jesuits, and Zionists, and Satanists etc, so what are you gonna do? They are supposed to belong to an elite pile of cash that is beyond the imaginings of most peoples, and are protected by weapons that are lethal, ‘non-lethal’, and secret and very dangerous. So what you gonna do?
Have energy needed to actually see what is wrong, take responsibility, and all the while re-gathering, and re-membering our freedom for living how we choose to live, and ecstatic sacred relationship with earth, community, and how we feel.
Instead of drowning in the non-ending rabbit hole of conspiracy theory revelation, is it possible to grasp the interconnecting significance of these ‘jig saw pieces’ presented here as being the real blockages to authentic creativity, and to engage energy to challenge and radically unblock?
The myth of mental illness;
War on Entheogens.
In a recent video talk which included Ralph Metzner, he was recalling those early days in the 1960s when he and Tim Leary and others were experimenting with psychedelics, and he admitted that then they didn’t realize the extraordinarily ancient relationship humanity had with entheogens like he does now.
So we do, and with indigenous peoples can see what is being done to Mother Earth, and explore ways to help resolve this terrible crisis: