Monday, November 20, 2017

Charles Manson released from prison (video)

Editors, Wisdom Quarterly; Paul Levy (Reality Sandwich); KFI; AP; Watch Mojo (WM); Iggy Pop




I may only stand 5'1" but I scared your asses for half a century. That's for putting me in an orphanage then molesting and abusing me then throwing me in jail and again abusing me. Sorry I ruined the hippie movement. Who's Who in Manson's Life?
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In the song "Five Foot One" (5'1"), is Iggy Pop referring to egomaniacal, charismatic cult leader Charles Manson? Charlie was "released" from prison on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017.

We had always heard -- thanks in part to singer Marilyn Manson -- that little men develop big needs to prove something, Napoleon, Hitler, that little guy. We doubt that explains 5'1" Manson.

Here's a better explanation for the racist murderer -- the wetiko -- who did his killings by proxy with the hopes of kickstarting a "race war" so that he could roll in and play the role of Hitler II. 
Understanding a psychopath
Gay white supremacist Charles Manson (RIP)
(Reality Sandwich) In the book Columbus and Other Cannibals: The Wetiko Disease of Exploitation, Imperialism, and Terrorism, Native American author Prof. Jack D. Forbes lucidly explores a psychological disease that afflicts the wetiko (wendigo, English wacko). It is a self-destructive human behavior that Native Americans have known about for years.

Genocidal Columbus was a wetiko.
The book makes it clear that they are describing the same psycho-spiritual disease of the soul written about in the book, The Madness of George W. Bush: A Reflection of Our Collective Psychosis (by Paul Levy).

From the dawn of human history, our species has fallen prey to a "collective psychosis" that can be called malignant ego-phrenia. Speaking about this psychic epidemic, Prof. Forbes writes:

"For several thousands of years human beings have suffered from a plague, a disease worse than leprosy, a sickness worse than malaria, a malady much more terrible than smallpox." What is it? "Wetiko," a Cree term that refers to a diabolically wicked person or spirit who terrorizes others.

Prof. Forbes, who was one of the founders of the American Indian Movement in the early sixties, says, "Tragically, the history of the world for the past 2,000 years is, in great part, the story of the epidemiology of the wetiko disease."

Wetiko is a "psychosis" in the original sense of the word, psycho (from psyche, "soul"). This condition is a "sickness of the soul or spirit." Prof. Forbes is calling the illness of the ego, psyche, soul, and spirit the root of humanity's inhumanity to itself. As if performing a magic ritual, in exploring the entity of wetiko... More



Alien spiritual intrusion
Greetings. I am a wetiko. Read my Bible.
Speaking in his own language about the predation of the wetiko virus, the spiritual teacher Don Juan, of the Carlos Castaneda books, mentions that the ancient shamans called this "the topic of topics."

Don Juan explains: "We have a companion for life… We have a predator that came from the depths of the cosmos and took over the rule of our lives. Human beings are its prisoners. The predator is our lord and master."

Don Juan: Yaqui Way of Knowledge
This sounds just like the state of affairs being pointed at in the Bible when, for example, the Gospel of John refers to the devil [Mara or any other very malevolent being such as Satan, Columbus, Pres. Bush, maybe Trump] as "the ruler of this world" (14:30; 16:11), and Paul speaks of [the devil] as "the god of this world" (Cor. 4:4).

The Gnostic Gospel of Phillip, talking about the root of evil that lies within all of us, makes the similar point that unless this evil is recognized, "It masters us. We are its slaves. It takes us captive" (II, 3, 83.5-30).

Speaking of the predator, Don Juan continues: "It has rendered us docile, helpless. If we want to protest, it suppresses our protest. If we want to act independently, it demands that we don't do so."

It is striking how Don Juan's description of the effects of these wetiko-predators is being enacted in our increasingly militarized society, as our freedoms and liberties are taken away step by step [like the announcement today that your driver's license won't be any good for boarding planes in two years, so you need to go prove who you are to get the proper papers/documents to travel].

Wetiko/yaksha Mara bothers, obstructs Siddhartha
It is as if an inner, invisible state of affairs existing as a yet unrealized archetypal pattern deep within the soul of humanity is revealing itself by materializing in, as, and through the outside world.
 
To quote Don Juan, "Indeed we are held prisoner! This was an energetic fact for the sorcerers of ancient Mexico."

Don Juan is referring to an "energetic fact" that most of us can probably relate to, that is to say, that "something" is within us that stops us from expressing our true creative genius and attaining our full potential.

I killed some people, too, not just old Charlie.
These predators are "time-bandits," consuming the precious hours of our lives, as if we are wage-slaves on a prison-planet "doing time." Deepening his description of these predators, Don Juan elaborates: "They took over because we are food for them… we are their sustenance. Just as we rear chickens in chicken coops, gallineros, the predators rear us in human coops, humaneros."

The wetiko virus particularly flourishes in overpopulated cities, where people are "coop-ed up." When we buy into group-think and are enlisted as a member of the herd, we become like sheep that are being led over the edge of a cliff or cattle that are being led to be slaughtered. More

Saving ancient forest in Germany (video)

DemocracyNow.org; Dhr. Seven, Amber Larson, Crystal Quintero (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly


Activists at COP23 decry corporations
Reporting from COP 23 in Bonn, Germany, Democracy Now! ventures to the nearby blockade of the toxic Hambach Mine, the largest open-pit coal mine in Europe. Environmental activists say the mine extracts an extremely dirty form of coal called lignite, "brown coal." It causes the highest CO2 emissions of any kind of coal if burned. For more than five years, these beautiful climate protectors have been fighting to shut down the mine. They want to save the remaining German forest from being cut down to make way for the expanding the toxic capitalist project. Only 10 percent of the ancient forest remains at this time. On Sunday [Nov. 12], Democracy Now! drove down a dirt road, got caught in the mud, had to push, and bumped into an activist from the nearby city of Cologne, Germany, at the entrance to the remaining forest. More
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Tom Goldtooth: Carbon trading is “Fraudulent” Scheme to privatize air and forests...
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Migration advocate calls on delegates at COP23 to address climate change displacement
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Climate without borders: Meteorologist dares to say “climate change” in weather reports
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Migration expert urges immediate action as millions are displaced by climate change

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Manson dead at 83, Trump still healthy (video)

Editors, Wisdom Quarterly; KFI (iheart.com); KK; DLT; RS; The Apprentice Trump v. Manson



Don't compare me to little Charlie Manson.
Charles Manson, the infamous cult-leader of the "Manson Family," has died [after years of disease and a recent release from prison into the hospital] according to TMZ.

Debra Tate, the sister of one of his most famous victims, Sharon Tate, told the website that she received a call from the prison telling her that Manson died at 8:13 p.m. Sunday evening. The prison is reportedly contacting all of the victim's families.

The notorious cult-leader had been serving seven life sentences at the Corcoran State Prison in California and had been suffering health issues for some time. He was recently wheeled into a Bakersfield hospital, escorted by five uniformed cops.



In January, Manson was hospitalized for severe intestinal bleeding. He had also needed surgery to repair a lesion, but doctors elected to send him back to prison at the time as they felt he was too weak to survive the procedure.

Manson's not the only wetiko in our midst.
Besides the self-carved [Neo Nazi] swastika on his forehead, Manson is best known for directing his protege Charles "Tex" Watson and three others [all brainwashed female hippie cult members] from his cult (known as The Manson Family) to a home above Sunset Blvd. and kill everyone there [in the summer of 1969].
  • [It's interesting that possessed Charles Manson chose that house, the home of convicted child rapist (and possible fellow Satanist) Roman Polanski, Hollywood darling and current criminal fugitive. Polanski made the 1968 horror movie Rosemary's Baby about a pregnant woman who suspects that an evil cult wants to take her baby away for use in their rituals.]
Man makes horror film, molests child, runs away
The Manson Family members [ritually] murdered Sharon Tate, the pregnant wife of movie director Roman Polanski, as well as celebrity hairstylist Jay Sebring, the heiress to the Folger Coffee fortune Abigail Folger, writer Wojciech Frykowski, and teenage Steven Parent.

Manson was tried and convicted for the murders, and he was sentenced to death along with several other members in his cult. The death sentence was commuted in 1972 when the death penalty was briefly outlawed in California.

Manson as short prison thug and psycho-wetiko
At the time, prosecutors said Manson and his family's motivation for the murder spree was an attempt to incite a race war he believed was suggested by the Beatles' song "Helter Skelter."
 
Manson had been in prison since 1971 and been denied parole several times. More


Thursday, November 16, 2017

Science: Humans GLOW with visible light!

, 2009); Dhr. Seven, Amber Larson (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly

This is a schematic illustration of experiments that found the human body, especially the face, emits visible light in small quantities that vary during the day. B is one for the test subjects. The other images show the weak emissions of visible light during totally dark conditions. The chart corresponds to the images and shows how the emissions varied during the day. The last image (I) is an infrared image of the subject showing heat emissions (Kyoto University; Tohoku Institute of Technology; PLoS ONEa).

The human body literally glows, emitting a visible light in extremely small quantities at levels that rise and fall with the day, scientists now reveal.
 
Human devi, Maria Orsic (Vril)
Past research has shown that the body emits visible light, 1,000 times less intense than the levels to which our naked eyes are sensitive. In fact, virtually all living creatures emit very weak light, which is thought to be a byproduct of biochemical reactions involving free radicals.
 
(This visible light differs from the infrared radiation — an invisible form of light — that comes from body heat.)
 
To learn more about this faint visible light, scientists in Japan employed extraordinarily sensitive cameras capable of detecting single photons. More

Buddhist "shining ones" (devas)
A deva (literally, a "shining one") can refer to a woodland fairy or an angelic/godly inhabitant of many of the more exalted sensual, fine material, and immaterial "heavens" (sagga, akasha deva lokas) among the 31 Planes of Existence. Deva is a broad category like the term brahma.

Ancient Buddhist deva carving
The word is related to the English diva, deity, and divinity from the Latin deus, "god" in the Greek and Roman sense, "demigod" or "godling" or "angel."
 
The devas are beautiful, like Pleiadians and Lyrians, Venutians and the women (particularly Maria Orsic, the Oracle of the Vril Society shown above) of Aldebaran. The bodies of devas -- whether lowly fairies or magnificent celestial bodies brighter than stars -- are more subtle and luminous than humans.

SUTRA: Fairy in "The Wilderness" (video)

John D. Ireland (trans.), Arañña Sutra (SN 1.10); Dhr. Seven, Amber Larson, Wisdom Quarterly

Thus have I heard. Once upon a time the Blessed One (the Buddha) was staying near Savatthi, at Jeta Grove in the millionaire's monastery.

When the night was nearly past, a certain fairy (deva) that lit up the entire Jeta Grove with her surpassing splendor approached the Blessed One.

Having drawn near and bowed, she stood respectfully to one side.*

Classic fairy (Luis R. Falero, 1888)
Standing there the fairy said:
 
Those living in the forest,
Peaceful, calm, of pure livelihood,
Eating but one meal a day,
How is it they appear so radiant?
 
The Blessed One replied:
 
They sorrow not for what is past,
They long not for the future,
The present, now, is sufficient.
So it is that they appear so radiant.
 
By longing for the future,
By sorrowing about the past,
By this fools wither up
As a tender reed cut down. 

Buddhist fairies
*NOTE: A "fairy" or deva (literally, a "shining one") in this case refers to a woodland denizen or an inhabitant of a lesser heavenly plane. Deva or "light being" is a broad category. These beings exist on many planes.

The word is related to the English words diva, deity, and divinity from the Latin deus, "god" in the Greek and Roman sense of the word, "demigod" or "godling," and Western religious "angel" or "archangel." When the term is applied to a human, it usually designates a royal (a legendary hybrid human-deva left behind to rule mere mortals, an honorific title like the one applied to the Buddha's mother Maya Devi).

The devas are angelically beautiful, like Pleiadians and Lyrians, Venutians and the women of Aldebaran. The bodies of devas -- be they lowly fairies or magnificent space beings more brilliant than celestial bodies, planets and suns -- are more subtle and purer than human bodies. They radiate more light. (Auras? Western science now confirms that human bodies emit light, not just devas).

The period before dawn-- the third watch of the night -- is the usual time for such beings to visit the Enlightened One, the Buddha. One of his titles, after all, is sattha deva-manussanam, a "teacher of gods (devas) and humans.

Doo Dah Parade, Pasadena (Nov. 19)

Pasadenadoodahparade.info; Ashley Wells, Seth Auberon, Wisdom Quarterly

Welcome to the Pasadena Doo Dah Parade!

THE PARADE IS Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 11:00 AM

Doo Dah Hotline: (626) 590-7596 

See the Facebook Event page: Doo Dah Parade!

Stop climate crimes! Bonn, Germany (video)

Amy Goodman (democracynow.org); Ashley Wells, Seth Auberon (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly
Let's avoid the "climate alarmism." Carbon is good. Other greenhouse gases like methane from raising animals for slaughter and corporate pollution from petrochemicals and consumer manufacturing are harmful. They are far more heat-trapping than carbon. The fake "solution" of SELLING carbon credits to allow polluters to legally pollute is a scam that will destroy the environment in the name of trying to save it. Earth needs a real solution. We need better efficiency rates of 100 MPG, which is already possible. We don't have it because it is not within the capitalist-framework we live under. Corporatists grow rich by making a predetermined rate of profit from burning oil and other toxic "assets." Keep it in the ground. We need regulations and enforcement. We need clean-renewables -- solar, wind, ocean tide mills, free energy (already available), recycling, pre-cycling -- not fake Democrat solutions and Republican obstructionism. The mainstream media is not on our side. They are ignoring this climate summit. They are on the side of the monied-interests that own them.

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Amy goodman bonn questioning panelists
DN! in the News, Nov. 17, 2017: Weather Channel features Amy Goodman questioning Trump’s fossil fuel reps at UN climate talks
Salvator Mundi = Maitreya?
Can you believe some people care enough to save our shared planet, Sparky?

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Fairy and Monk: The Thief of Scent (sutra)

Andrew Olendzki, Ven. Thanissaro, Gandhatthena Sutta (SN 9.14) edited by Wisdom Quarterly

 
Thus have I heard. On one occasion a certain Buddhist monk was dwelling among the Kosalans in a forest thicket. At that time, after his meal on returning from alms gathering, he went to a lotus pond and [absentmindedly] sniffed a fragrant red lotus.
 
Then the deva (woodland fairy) inhabiting the forest thicket, feeling sympathy for the monk, desiring his benefit, desiring to bring him to his senses, approached him, and addressed him in verse:
 
[Deva:] You sniff this water-born flower which has not been given to you. This, dear sir, is a factor of stealing. You are a thief of a scent.
 
[Monk:] I do not take, do not damage. I sniff the lotus from a distance. So why do you call me a 'thief of a scent'? One who digs up the stalks or damages flowers, one of such ruthless behavior, why not say it of him? 
 
[Deva:] A person ruthless and grasping, smeared like a diaper, to him I have nothing to say. It is you to whom I would speak. To a person unblemished, constantly searching for purity, even a hair-tip's worth of evil seems as large as a cloud.

[Monk:] Yes, yakkha, you understand me and you show me sympathy. Yakkha, warn me again whenever again you see something like this. 

[Deva:] I neither depend on you for my living nor am I your hireling. You, monk, you yourself should know how to go to the good destination.

The monk, chastened by the deva, came to his senses.

Stealing Scent
ALTERNATE TRANSLATION: Andrew Olendzki (SN 9.14), Gandhatthena Sutta
[Deva:] This lotus blossom you sniff,
Though it's not been offered to you,
Is thus something that's been stolen.
You, sir, are a stealer of scents!

[Ascetic:] But I take not nor break;
I sniff the flower from afar.
So really what reason have you
To call me a 'stealer of scents'?
One who uproots them by the stalk
And consumes the pale lotuses,
The one engaged in such cruel work,
Why not say that of him? 
 
Classic fairy (L. R. Falero, 1888)
[Deva:] A person ruthless and cruel,
Defiled like a worker's garment,
To that person my words would mean nothing.
But it's fitting I speak to you
For an unblemished person, who's
Always pursuing purity,
Even a hair-tip of evil
Seems to such a one as large as a cloud. 
 
[Ascetic:] Truly, O nature spirit, you know me
And show concern for my welfare.
Do please, O spirit, speak again
Whenever you see such a thing.

[Deva:] I do not live to serve you
Nor will I do your work for you.
You should know for yourself, O monk,
How to go along the good path.

TRANSLATOR'S NOTE: This lively exchange between a forest-dwelling wandering ascetic and a benevolent woodland spirit is filled with poetic movement and gives us a glimpse of the care with which some people practiced toward enlightenment in the time of the Buddha. Since the working definition of "stealing" was "taking what has not been given," the deva is correct -- in the very strictest sense. Notice how the Buddhist monk reacts at first -- defensive, denying that he is doing anything wrong. Then he tries to deflect blame, shifting it to others who do even worse. After recognizing a veiled compliment, he finally realizes that the deva is trying to help him, at which point he encourages further help. But the deva has been put off and ends the exchange abruptly, revealing an intriguing and capricious character [characteristic of fairies in legends from around the world] who is willing to help but only on its own terms. This is a role often played by woodland spirits and other minor fairies in the Pali texts.

"Wisdom" in Nichiren Buddhism (SGI video)

SGI Quarterly, January 2003 (sgi.org); edited and expanded by Wisdom Quarterly
Is chanting the magical mantra "Nam Myoho Renge Kyo" wise? (© iStock.com/A330Pilot)


Bodhi leaf from the Tree of Wisdom
A buddha is characterized as a person of profound wisdom. The idea of wisdom [prajna] is central to Buddhism. But wisdom can be a vague and elusive concept, hard to define and harder to find.

How does one become wise? Is wisdom something that we can actively develop, or must we merely wait to grow wiser as we grow older?

Perhaps it is because wisdom is such an indistinct concept that it has lost value as a relevant ideal in modern society, which has instead come to place great store in information and the attainment of knowledge.

Josei Toda, second president of the Soka Gakkai ["Value Creation Association International," in Japanese, (SGI) a populist form of Nichiren's Mahayana Buddhism], characterized the confusion between knowledge and wisdom as one of the major failings of modern society.


What is SGI? This is an abbreviated version of "Our Shared Humanity"

SGI transforming lives
His critique is starkly demonstrated in the astonishing progress of technology in the last century. 

While scientific and technological development has shown only a mixed record of alleviating human suffering, it has triumphed remarkably in its ability and efficiency in unleashing death and destruction.

Toda likened the relationship between knowledge and wisdom to that between a pump and water. A pump that does not bring forth water (knowledge without wisdom) is of little use.

Wisdom is that which directs knowledge toward good -- toward the creation of value.

This is not to deny the importance of knowledge. But knowledge can be utilized to generate both extreme destructiveness and profound good.

Wisdom is that which directs knowledge toward good -- toward the creation of value.

Buddhist teachings, such as the concept of the five kinds of wisdom, describe and analyze in detail the dynamics of wisdom and how it manifests at different levels of our consciousness. More