Personal Freedom, Windmills and Taking Responsibility of your Life

malawiwindmillI just read an article earlier about how a Malawian teenager prevent his entire town from being another statistic on the drought and famine charts by building fully-functional windmills from scrap parts. What’s even more amazing is that he was a droupout at age fourteen and had no prior technical training during the time he was building the said windmills. He didn’t wait for government officials and do-gooders from the west to give him a handout or build the infrastructure for him. Armed with a book on electrical engineering, he set out to the seemingly-quixotic task of building a windmill all by himself.

The seemingly Quixotic (see my reference there? *wink wink*) venture turned out to be the one that would prevent his town from falling victim to the drought and famine they were experiencing during the period. All because a boy took responsibility for his own existence. What about us, regular Joes and Janes who work 9-8 hours a day for 5-6 days a week who don’t have time for all that crap? Well…

That means you SHOULD.

We’re headed into a Cold War far worse than the one we had before, and all the things that make the world what it is will go head to head above and within our heads. The only way to prevent yourself from becoming collateral damage is to start making our own decisions, “Kill Your TV” and stop using the banks. Decentralize everything and start learning how to govern amongst our selves without having a central point having complete control. Because in time, those central points of control will become (if they aren’t yet) central points of failure. Or, have absolute control and dominance over your life.

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Going against the Empire – The Federate Strikes back

With the recent sanctions placed upon Russia by the US and its cronies in the EU, and the drop in crude oil prices, a resource that contributes as much as 15% to its nation’s GDP, Russia is already well on it’s way to combat all this crap and sets its sights upon finding workarounds that will allow them to side step the economic sanctions by forming its own alternative to the SWIFT payment rail (and action mirrored by their most powerful ally), contributing to their plans on de-dollarisation by forming an alternative to the IMF.

What does all this mean and why am I talking about this stuff on a blog that mostly talks about sigils and spirits forming out of our collective unconscious? Why, I am hurt that you would even ask.

A Shadow Empire is a (sometimes not so) covertly formed dominance set up by one nation-state upon the majority of the other nations. Does this sound familiar? *coughs* USA *coughs*

All this means is that the balance of power at the very top echelons of power is shifting. The Shadow Empire (not so) covertly set up by the United States by its dominant presence in the UN, its global military supremacy by means of the NATO and its economic hegemony by means of the USD being the world’s reserved currency (and being the unit of account over at the IMF) is being challenged by its old enemies. What’s worse the aforementioned old enemies are already forming an alliance that poses a significant risk to their several-decades old Pax Americana. We are headed face first into a cold war (we might as well already be in one), and war is a time of great chaos, cold or otherwise. And chaos brings a lot of opportunities, magickal and otherwise.

They (The Shadow Empire) is aware of this and wants to keep watch over all of its (most of the time unknowing) citizens and keep them preoccupied and complacent by having them play Candy Crush and drool over Kim Kardashian’s legs on their debt-financed iPhones. They want you that way because that’s the only way they could get away with funding Drone attacks and proxy wars on oil-rich lands with enemies they refuse to confront face to face (Hint: It’s the same ones old suspects).  This is also because if the people really cared about what they already know is happening (not to mention all the things they don’t know), then there would be an uprising before someone could say “Viva la Revolicion!”.

With the sudden increase in background chaos as a result of all of this, now more than ever is the best time to start practicing magick (if you aren’t already), and start taking responsibility for your own existence. The Shadow Empire’s enemies (BRICS Politico-Economic bloc) are already setting up the beginnings of a resistance. But, this rising power would only serve to contribute to how the world works, and would try to control every aspect of their citizens’ lives, if possible, because that’s how they sustain themselves.

Fortunately, today we have the tools needed to take up responsibility of most, if not every, area of our lives. One of these things is finance. Banks have been soaking up a lot of our hard-earned money just by existing, and that sounds very psychic vampire to me. Charging $5 there and $20-$45 here for that overdraft, it’s just terrible. They take note of every little transaction you made with your debit card and send it off to your unseen overseers over at little ole’ Shadow Empire. And not to mention them being the source of the 2008 financial meltdown.

Absolute power currupts absolutely, as they say, and the Banking sector have indeed reached this point in our financial lives. We could get rid of this by turning towards solutions that cut out the middleman and place the power to hold people’s money back into their own hands, things like Bitcoin [1, 2] and Ripple. I won’t go into them right now, but they will help in securing your own assets and prevent other people from being able to deduct and/or freeze your money without your consent.

Money and finance is where the real war is in. Russia and its allies are already making their moves. Money is just the part of the beginning, but it all has to start with you taking up responsibility for your own fate.

The Community Synchronicity Journal

I’ve been lurking and posting around reddit for a while now, subscribed to r/occult and r/philosophy among other subs, but there’s this one page that I really found interesting. r/MysticsOnTheRise. Most of the occult or metaphysics-related subreddits there are more or less geared towards beginners with little to no magickal or mystical training or experience, and I think that sub really addresses this niche.

Now, hoping to help start a conversation and learn from it, I started a thread where people can write about their encounters with weird coincidences, Deja Vu, and other weirdness. Why? Mostly because it sounds like fun, and also because it’ll help us glimpse into how these things occur and what events correlate to them.

The party’s just starting, and you’re totally welcome to come.

You can view the entire thread right here

Enter, Mind-Police

Last week, the New Scientist has published an article about how Google would change its search algorithm again, but this time, it doesn’t account for the number and quality of links a website is tied to, but instead, the truthfulness of its content. Does anyone smell a fish in here somewhere?

Of course. If you read that article I’ve linked to, then you would know that their definition of truth is how often a certain fact is repeated in the internet, and if it has previously been archived in Google’s Knowledge Vault. Now, I’m all for promoting trustworthy and high-caliber content, but I am inclined to think that what they are doing is only going to be serving the vested interests of a privileged few. (*coughs* NSA *coughs*)

Imagine all of the “Reliable” news outlets on the internet getting all the traffic, totally eschewing the fringe sites that may or may not offer a unique view or new information to the reading public. It would only serve to strengthen the grip of consensual reality on our collective minds. Trying to weed out the good from the bad is a noble deed, but I believe that as a platform, and not just a commercial website, Google has a responsibility to be transparent in the content it serves on its search results.

But, on Google’s defense, they can do whatever the eff they want to do on their website, so long that it helps them fulfill the main purpose of any business, profit (This is not necessarily a bad thing, I believe in a free market.). It’s fortunate that there’s always alternatives:

Bing

DuckDuckGo

StartPage

IxQuick

Blekko

Privatelee

I can only attest to the quality of two of them, Bing and DuckDuckGo, and provide the rest for the sake of giving you guys more choices. The aforementioned update isn’t live yet, so there really isn’t any need to change your surfing habits if you don’t really agree with what they are planning on doing.

But better to be aware than not.

Q&A Time: The Enemies of Her Majesty, The Red Queen

I’ve been in a dry spell lately, and sad to say that I might need to put off the next Cosmic Banter article until I could get my thoughts arranged to write it down in a way that won’t end up with me just rambling at the end. That is why I decided to do something different: Solicit a question from one of my friends (or you!) for me to answer on this here blog.

Here we go! IKIMASHOU!!!

The first question goes to one of my closest friends: Does Queen Ellis/Elise have any enemies?

That was a doozy, I’ve honestly never thought of that. So I decided to go ask the spirits directly, which involved a three-card spread. And we got:

Eight of Clovers | Four of Hearts | Six of Diamonds

The Eight of Clovers denote a network of power, or energy going really, really fast over many points. This suggests something related to communications, possibly mass-media, or it might be a group of very powerful people.

The Four of Diamonds show a foundation for emotions to proceed from, but also emotions becoming more stable. Taken in a negative light, this might mean something that makes people emotionally inert or complacent with their own existence. The only thing I could think of that has that kind of effect is the Mainstream Entertainment industry trying to make us Keep Up with people who wouldn’t otherwise care about our existence, or a religious or cultural hierarchy that discourages people from exploring things they don’t know.

And finally, the Six of Diamonds, being in a state of balance or dynamic stability with one’s finances or other resources. One doesn’t have an exceedingly large amount of money, but large enough to be able to be relatively comfortable, and, do something with the money at the same time. This sounds like something related to the Banking system.

Suspicious. What do all of these have in common?

They all keep the masses from making their own choices about their own beliefs and mold the minds of the people to favor the status quo.

Sounds like something out of tinfoil-hat-land, but such things aren’t really that far-fetched, based on some stuff I’ve rambled on about previously.

And it makes total sense, since the LS’s original purpose was to disrupt consensual reality and make the world a more magickal place. Fulfilling that purpose is bound to make you run up against pretty big players with a vested interest in making sure your mind stays similar to that of livestock.

I’ll just leave this here:

Genesis Revisited – Cosmic Banter part 4

I think by this time, we could all agree that nothing is permanent.

Everything would have to end.

And all that means that everything had to have had a beginning, right?

Let’s take a look at an old friend:

The Egg of existence

The ones in Yellow don’t really exist in the way we’ve come to be aware of existence, and only vary in scale. The soul, in this instance would be similar to the Divine, but only smaller, or maybe existing as a fraction of it. Our Definition of God would imply that he is infinite too. If that’s the case, then he would be filling up the entire space in the universe the same way an obese man would fill up the entire waistline of his jeans. And, like the fat guy, if he wants to make room for anything else, he would have to first literally “suck it in”.

Yeap, you heard it, we are in the cosmic version of a bodily cavity. Eww…

But on a more serious note, that would explain the distance between us and the Divine. He had no choice but to, for our sake. Being infinite and eternal means he could make room enough for entire realities to exist. With this unfathomable void available, he now has enough elbow room to actually make stuff. What would he make the universe from? Why, parts of himself, of course! (ouch).  Remember how we kept on saying that the Big Guy doesn’t really exist the way we do? He would quite literally be creating something from nothing. He would have to fold, concentrate and shape that pure “Nothingness” until something concrete is formed. First order of business would be the loftiest of abstract concepts that humanity has no words for, the Ideal forms we haven’t had the capacity to form an opinion of, and raw, unstable Astral substance (Aether/Mind-substance). Next would be mental objects and constructs created out of the interaction between the unstable Astral matter and the First Forms, and grosser forms of Aether. This process would then go on and on, things would get more compound, concentrated and less “mental”, until we end up with actual physical stuff. Nothing much, but it’s matter as we are accustomed to, made of particles, which themselves are made of nothing more than just vibrations, things going “off” and “on” really fast. Or is it better to say “Astral” and “Physical”?

That last part was pure conjecture, but going back. At the momentum things would be going and the force needed to convert aether into matter, coming from all directions, all at once, it would lead to the formation of a center, a single point increasingly filled with the potential to create universes.

And on and on it went until:

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So there, we have the universe as we know it, formed out of the flesh of God himself, within God himself. Light, energy, Aether, turning into Matter within the Cosmic Athanor (Alchemist’s Oven).

How about us? Humans and other sentient beings? We could say that sentient beings would’ve been created along with the rest of the universe, because based on the previous chapter, any sufficiently complex integrated system that can accept input and release output, is capable of sentience once reaching a critical mass. It would all start with the raw Aethers interacting and forming instances out of the First Forms, gaining a certain amount of complexity, the different instances merging, and then BAM!!! Sentience. These would mostly be purely Astral Beings, their internal organs and their minds being the same things.

How about physical life? If we take this to its next logical extreme (by correspondence), then we could say that the basic astral creatures born out of the primal aethers followed the same level of progression of the world around it; they continued forming, merging, folding and creating complex patterns and systems, becoming less and less aetheric at each pass, until we have life as we are aware of it. This would support the theory that we are inherently composite creatures, each and every cell in our body runs with its own little “mind”, just enough for them to complete the tasks that they were assigned to, but complex enough that when partnered with the more complex cell-structures in our nervous system and the rest of our body, coherently creates a (mostly) cohesive and powerful colony of entities called our mind.

We are made of both Aether and of Earth.

What about our souls?

Well, like we said before, it doesn’t really exist, like its source. We might never come to grips with the true nature of the soul and God himself as long as we are bound to the delusion that we are single, indivisible entities.

“If we are made of the stuff God is made of, and God is Eternal, unchanging and above cause and effect, then why are we the exact opposite?”

Because we are derived from him, we are not him. In order for anything else but him to exist, he had to give way, and in doing so, created something that was not him, the infinite nothingness. Anything that would be created within this space would be derived from him, but at each pass would slowly become less and less similar to its origin. Yes, we would end up in sorrow, we would end up suffering because of our ignorance of how the world works, but that is what gives us meaning. That is the only way for Free Will to exist. For me, this is empowering because it’s His way of saying “I trust you, so it’s your turn.”.  There is no original sin. There is only the price of “illusory” existence.

Yes, there is suffering, yes, we might be alone in a world that doesn’t care, but that only serves to make Happiness and Love all the more meaningful, however fleeting. Once we get tired after several aeons, at least we always have the option to “go back home”.

Lords of this Earth and the Biology of Spirits – Cosmic Banter part 3

Last time, we found out that Death doesn’t exist and got a chance to meet our next door neighbors.

But who or what are they, really? Let’s start with the basics:

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Mental/Aetheric/Astral Substance == A proto-matter that exists primarily in either the minds of sentient beings or in the environment in the Astral world, that could be manipulated by the intentional direction of will by a sentient being called Thinking or Imagining.

Mental/Astral Objects == Objects and existences made of mental/astral matter that may or may not exist independent of a separate sentient being to form its existence with the act of thinking or imagining.Spirit_World_by_RudolfHerczog

Ideal Forms == Mental concepts and objects that do not have the Three Characteristics, cannot be directly experienced, and we only come to be aware of them through their instances.

Form Instance == Mental objects that are based upon an Ideal Form, but now exist because they have the Three Characteristics.

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By correspondence, we can verify the existence of Mental or Astral substance using the substance that is already around us, an analog for the human mind in the wider world would be made of a similar substance that composes our thoughts.

Ideal forms don’t really exist the same way we do because they don’t have the Three Characteristics, we don’t even get to experience them directly. Once the lofty Ideal finds an existence in your mind, they instantly disappear and all that is left is an instance of it, confined to the limitations of your own existence, and shackled by the limits of your own mind. At that point, they are just like everything else, impermanent, decaying and subject to cause and effect. The very act of thinking about an Ideal Form creates an instance of it in your mind, which you could then use to infer the properties of the said Form.

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Example:

Ideal Form – Triangle (a shape formed by 3 lines and three corners)

Form Instance –

This triangle is an instance of the Ideal Form, Triangle.

This triangle is an instance of the Ideal Form, Triangle.

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Let’s take the Triangle example above, whenever someone thinks about triangle, the Ideal Form, Triangle manifests as an Instance in the thinker’s mind, which is now a true object that is impermanent (because the thought that is the triangle wont last in his mind forever), (decaying/changing, because of the inherent change happening in his mind, or might be because he is performing operations or other things on the triangle), and is subject to cause and effect (changes from within the thinker’s mind, the outside world, etc).

Many times, an idea, a thought becomes more than what it originally is. A mental object or a thought could be developed to a point where it has a certain amount of complexity and substance.

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Mental Construct == Mental Objects and concepts formed from the previous experiences and thoughts of sentient beings. Similar to Ideal Forms, but is subject to the Three Characteristics, changes according to the total collective changes of all its instances and vice versa.

Example:

Mental Construct/Thoughtform == The Philippine Constitution

Construct Instance == The Supreme Court Justice’s interpretation of the Constitution.

Mental Construct/Thoughtform == The Human Race

Contruct Instance == A Human Being

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Most thoughtforms start their existence as merely an instance of an immutable Ideal, mutated to the point of being nearly unrecognizable. For example, the concept of Chaos has always existed. When we think about Chaos, we usually think of a great Volcanic eruption, Typhoons, Tornadoes, the Wild. For our ancestors, nothing represented this raw, uncontrollable power than the Great Reptiles, like the Crocodile or the Python. This what might’ve lead to the concept of the Dragon, and its presence in all the world cultures. This would eventually lead to something more, especially when more people started piling their own developments upon the said instance.

Put on your tin hats, boys and girls.

If one spent enough time in Occult related blogs and forums, one would see the term “Archon” and “Archons being thrown around as being the forces behind governments, banks, secret societies and keeps the world the way it is.

First appearing in Gnostic Scriptures, the word Archon (which meant “Governor” in Greek) refers to the powerful entities the Demiurge has placed upon the world in order to maintain his/their dominance over the world.

Sounds a bit Ominous, Sinister, even? It probably is.

The Gnostics believed that even thought the Demiurge created the world, he was only a creation, himself, originating from the being we’ve come to know as God. Imagine if Lucifer/Shaitan/Sauron/*name of favorite evil overlord here* was the one who created the world and appointed his most powerful servants to govern the world, that’s how the Gnostics viewed the plight of the world. archon-700x295

With the intent of maintaining the Status Quo, the Archons would naturally work against the enterprise of freedom and liberation of the soul. There are accounts, too, that say they feed off of the collective suffering of mankind, thus incentivizing them to keep the world as horrid as it is, and then some.

This all borders into tinfoil-hat-land, where they say shadow governments, secret societies and extraterrestrials are working in conjunction with these powerful beings to control the world.

Now, having said all that, what does this have to do with what we’re doing here?

Remember mental constructs as stated above? Take the collective worldview of the majority, and the institutions and powers that make the world the way it is, you get a really big mental construct.

According to the Integrated Information Theory of Consciousness, consciousness arises from a sufficiently complex system whose parts are integrated to such a great extent that information fed into that system would become become unexpectedly more complex ( the act of experiencing), as opposed to feeding the same set of information to its individual parts.

A sentient being is always greater than the sum of all its parts.

By definition, a mental construct would be a very integrated system, because it changes according to how its different parts change, but would it be enough to generate a consciousness? Just like in the physical world, if enough people work on the mental construct by thinking about it or believing in it, it will become more and more developed, and more complex. If enough people participate in “feeding” the mental construct this way, the changes happening to the said thoughtform recording the said changes will be enough that the “Critical Mass” will cause the construct to “Wake up”.

Based on the definition of life in the previous chapter, we can say that when a certain thoughtform reaches the above “Critical Mass”, it would already have a life of its own, an independent existence. From the primordial soup of our collective minds, a whole menagerie of mental/astral beings could arise, with varying abilities to affect our world. archon-art

This is not to say that all astral entities all were created this way, there are certainly beings in the astral that have always existed as a purely astral/mental entity, but we’ll get to that in a later chapter.

Going back to the Archons, we can say that these powerful beings are both have come about as a product of our collective worldview, and the forces behind what makes the world work the way it does. Are they harmful? One of the most vital things a sentient being would have would be a sense of self-preservation, having reached the critical mass required to gain consciousness from the sheer number of people that passively believe in them, they would have a strong one at that. If they have come about as a result of our collective suffering, then they have great incentive to keep the world in misery.

This is not to say that any mental construct that reaches sentience is evil or harmful. For some would certain be born out of our collective belief in our better selves, out of our hopes and dreams. That’s why there are angels and saints.

So we are left with this, a world filled with the fragments of our minds, spirits and Archonic overlords causing events to take place without us even knowing. Time to make your mark.