Wednesday, May 23, 2018

A New Way to Happiness? (May 24)

Ananda (Dharma Meditation Initiative), Dhr. Seven, Ven. Aloka, Moriah, Wisdom Quarterly

What is "happiness"? Last week with the young American Buddhist nun Sayalay Aloka, we had a great time breaking it down.

There are those things that cost a lot of money, take a lot of effort, and produce only a little temporary alleviation from the daily humdrum. They disappoint. But they're all we've ever known to relieve unhappiness.

U know U want. I'm the carrot. You're the ass.
Is "ALL life suffering"? No. If it were, explained the Buddha, nobody would remain in samsara (the endless wandering on in search of sensual pleasures plagued by ignorance and ensnared by lust).

U know U want. Make the payments, b*tch.
"All conditioned-existence is unsatisfactory," that's the way to accurately translate it. Things disappoint. So Buddhists say, "There is no way to happiness. Happiness is the way!" Be happy now. But how?

All conditioned things are incapable of fulfilling us, satisfying us, putting to rest our abysmal craving. So if we don't get off this carousel, it will just keep going forever in the three periods of time (past, present, future).

See how that works, Max? - No. - Go home.
It is being in touch with the Three Roots of Happiness (alobha, adosa, amoha). We'll practice presence (the power of now) by what the Buddha called "mindfulness" (sati). Why?

Because if greed, hatred, and delusion are the sources of misery, perhaps
  1. letting go
  2. deeply opening the heart, and
  3. being mindful in this present moment
is a whole new way of approaching happiness, bliss, and ecstasy here right now. And these teachings of the Buddha can be practiced all the way to enlightenment.

WOMEN ONLY: "Beauty and Below" (June 2)

Liftique, L.A., OC; Crystal Quintero, Ashley Wells, Ananda M. (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly


I am the most beautiful Latina! (model)
Interested in a two-session "health and beauty" seminar just for women? Why two sessions? One is for "beauty" [or what passes for beauty in our agist, racist, shadist, post-colonial society]. The other is for below the waistline, you know, down there. 

SESSION 1 (MEN ALLOWED), 10:00 am-11:15 pm: New technologies for looking younger WITHOUT surgery: Tighten and firm skin for a more beautiful appearance and a natural, youthful look. Presented by Liftique Founder and Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Robert Applebaum (see below) of Beverly Hills.
  • Discover how Liftique uses the latest FDA-approved energy based medical technologies, which are able to reduce, correct, and postpone the most common signs of visible aging -- without surgery or painful procedures.
  • Learn how Liftique’s “one and done” premier procedure activates the body’s OWN skin-tightening mechanism -- for a naturally-youthful appearance with no “over-pulled” look.
  • See dozens of actual patients' before-and-after results and hear about their experiences.
Plus learn:
    Old, white, and rich? (actual patient)
  • Scientific facts on how “anti-aging” creams and “skin tightening” serums compare to the latest advances in skin tightening, firming and rejuvenation.
  • Why an increasing number of women and men are asking for alternatives to traditional face and neck lift surgeries.
  • The difference between “non-surgical” and “minimally-invasive,” and why a combination of both treatment protocols is optimal.
  • What doctors and patients are saying about The LIFTIQUE™ “one and done” premier procedure for face, chin, jowl tightening, and neck smoothing -- as well as unsightly bra rolls, back fat, and loose arm skin.

SESSION 2: Down Below
Butt lift? Maybe. Front-end rejuvenation
SESSION 2 (11:30 am-12:30 pm): New technologies for the non-surgical treatment of restrictive or painful pelvic floor disorders presented by Chief Medical Director of Liftique Blush Dr. Karram.

(WOMEN ONLY) Discover how new energy-based technologies are making it possible for women to stop having to live with embarrassing, limiting, or painful pelvic floor disorders. Learn how Liftique Blush:
  • Treats bladder dysfunction and leakage, stress or urge incontinence, OAB syndrome or chronic urinary tract infections.
  • Treats female sexual dysfunction such as vaginal dryness and painful intercourse caused by the onset of menopausal conditions and estrogen-positive breast cancer.
  • Improves the quality of life and helps a woman enjoy new levels of freedom and partner intimacy.
  • Uses the latest, safest, non-surgical technologies and a customized treatment program to improve and treat pelvic floor disorders.
  • Offers a comprehensive, fully customized pelvic floor health program.
  • Beauty and Below FREE seminar
  • Saturday, June 2, 2018, 10:00 AM to 12:30 pm
  • South Coast Plaza Westin, across from the mall
  • Orange County, California, FREE parking
  • Register FREE (by Liftique.com)

That b*tch called me a "b*tch"! (video)

Cardi B; "Bhadd Baby" Danielle Bregoli; Kendrick Lamar, Delaney; Kanye West, JohnExArmy, Charlamagne; Bela, Crystal Quintero, Seth Auberon (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly\
WARNING: Profanity, gratuitous use of the word "b*tch," the term "ratchet," and F-word!
WARNING: Don't sing along in public! Unless you're qualified by pervasive social norms.

Rapper Kendrick Lamar became the first non-classical, non-jazz musician to ever win a Pulitzer Prize for Music. Lamar has topped the charts with music that tackles issues of race, politics, religion, and even mental health. The Pulitzer follows the five Grammy Awards won by Lamar in January for DAMN., his fourth studio album. His previous album, To Pimp a Butterfly, also won five Grammys. Lamar recently produced and curated the soundtrack for the Black Panther film to critical acclaim. He will not, however, tolerate white people singing the word "[blank]" when singing along to his songs even when he calls them up to sing with him. Word. More + VIDEO

COMMENTARY
We disagree with Kendrick and the audience, but it's not our choice. And we don't want it to be our choice. Let Lamar, other rappers, and the oppressed communities referred to be the ones to decide how they are referred to, even when re-appropriating or taking the sting out of a defamatory and highly offensive term with strong racial and socioeconomic terms. Can we all, eventually, just get along? Not now, but in the future? Reparations are needed, but the whole discussion is a non-starter.
 
WARNING: Vulgar, profanity, N-word, sexual references, gratuitous, ratchet! Oprah Winfrey's favorite album contained "Bodak Yellow," Winfrey claims. Don't sing along!
(The Supremekati) The Original "Catch Me Outside How 'Bout Dat?" #CashMeOutside

(Jonathan Miller) Make a deal with Baphomet? Even if you don't believe, they do. And they won't let you "make it" in Hollywood without a sealed deal where they control you.

Is Kanye West waking up from MK Ultra?
Is it possible for Kanye to be woke? Hes' a Kardashian. If Kanye has escaped the sunken place then the elite rulers of Hollywood will quickly attempt to silence him. Kanye West full interview.

Exposing these "royal" weddings
Royal wedding is a joke (German reptilian hybrids laughing)
 
Operative?
Offensive troll Alex Jones [Could he have anything true and useful to say?] breaks down the House of Windsor. What are their last names? Harry who? Princess Di what? Charles? We never hear it. Bi-racial black American Meghan Markle is now "Her Royal Majesty Duchess of Sussex." How cool is that? But she has lost much and may be getting set up to become an Illuminati "sacrifice" like beloved American Princess Di(e). I'm retiring soon [because I've been outed and am no longer a useful apparatchik to the CIA and/or right wing extremists?]

"Ancient Aliens" debunked? (video)

VerseByVerseBT (AAD, 9/30/12); CC Liu, Crystal Quintero, Seth Auberon, Wisdom Quarterly

(AncientAliensDebunked.com) Puma Punku, the pyramids, Baalbek, Incan sites, Easter Island, Pacal's rocket, the Nazca Lines, Tolima "fighter jets," Egyptian "light bulb," UFOs in ancient art, the crystal skulls, Ezekiel's Wheel, ancient nuclear warfare, vimanas (Sanskrit "spacecraft"), Anunnaki ("Those who came from Above"), Nephilim (biblical giant hybrids).
"Ancient Aliens Debunked" is a three-hour refutation of the theories proposed on the History Channel's series Ancient Aliens. It is essentially a point by point critique of the "ancient astronaut theory" proposed by researchers like Erich von Däniken and Zecharia Sitchin and many others.

All claims are sourced at the website ancientaliensdebunked.com.  It was produced by Chris White and includes commentary from Dr. Michael Hesier.

It is distributed for free on the Internet. Viewers are encouraged to download, share, or burn copies to DVD, as long as they do not profit from its distribution. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. Amazon and the Amazon logo are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates.”

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

The true (spiritual-scientific) value of GOLD

Mike Donkers, NewsTarget, 2/24/08; Pat Macpherson, Dhr. Seven (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly
The historical Buddha's skin had a golden sheen when he emerged from meditation.
 
Spiritual and medicinal gold with incredible healing potential
Ormus, also known as ORMEs, m-state elements, white powder gold, or the Philosopher's Stone, was discovered in 1975 by an Arizona farmer named David Hudson.

He discovered some material in his soil that he had never seen before. He laid it out to dry in the hot Arizona sun so he could have it analyzed. What happened next was absolutely remarkable: The stuff exploded in a big flash of light and disappeared! But when he dried it without the use of sunlight it didn't disappear.

Hudson was a very successful farmer and businessman, so he could afford to have an expensive assay of the material done by a professor at New York's Cornell University. The stuff turned out to contain gold, silver, iron, and aluminum, among other things.

However, the gold and silver did not dissolve in fluid, as is usually the case. The iron and aluminum also did not dissolve in various acids and in their isolated form, they formed a strange black matter.

One by one the elements were isolated. Until the standard tests revealed that there should be nothing left. But there was something left -- a lot of it, in fact. The scientist told Hudson there was nothing, although after removal of the individual elements a staggering 98% of the material was still left.

Hudson had spent a lot of money on the various analyses and left the university completely disappointed with academic science.

David Icke met "Her" on DMT/ayahuasca.
Dissatisfied but determined, Hudson sought out a German expert who, together with him, was willing to analyze the stuff further and build special machinery to do so. The assays showed that it contained various precious elements such as platinum and variants thereof such as rhodium, iridium, ruthenium, and osmium.

The tests also showed that this material reacted differently to various heat and cold treatments. The time period to which they exposed the stuff to hot or cold temperatures also produced different results.

The turning point was at 70 seconds heat treatment. When Hudson stopped the process at 69 seconds the powder contained no precious elements, yet at 70+ seconds it did.

Hudson then went to a specialist at the University of Iowa. They conducted several experiments and once again produced the most amazing results.

The material expressions of the stuff magically changed depending on the degree of warming or cooling they subjected it to. Among these forms were a white powder and also glass.

Elements such as iron spontaneously disappeared or morphed into other elements. The material also changed weight, particularly when exposed to air.

Hudson was advised to patent these elements to prevent others from using his findings to keep him from experimenting further. In March of 1988 Hudson patented these elements. He called them Orbitally Rearranged Monoatomic Elements (ORMEs).

Kalapas (atom particles) are strange
This substance has become known as Ormus and stands for what are 12 known elements, which exist both in a [fine] material and an immaterial [arupa] or purely energetic form.

Hudson found this out by getting in touch with one of the American pioneers of quantum physics, Hal Puthoff. Puthoff explained to him the strange phenomena associated with Ormus.

Ormus elements are capable of losing their material form (disappearing) under the influence of warmth and sunlight, making them no longer subject to the laws of gravity and even capable of dissolving into sunlight.

This is what Hudson had himself witnessed when he first dried the material in the hot sun. The Ormus had literally become one with the light and transferred to another dimension in which there is no space-time.
By cooling it down, he learned to bring the stuff back to the exact place where he had set it to dry, back to the material world of space-time in which we live.

Ormus is a superconductor. These elements resonate with the primal energy, the zero-point from which all life originates and which is a quantum potential of possibilities.
 
I knew there was something in this thing.
Ormus is one with this endless source of energy, which can be found in the air, soil, plants, stones, and sea. Hudson even showed by dissecting animal brains that they, too, contained Ormus. According to Hudson our brains contain at least 5% Ormus.

This percentage can be raised considerably if we take in food and water with a high Ormus content.

It is exactly these foods that are so sadly lacking today. Hudson refers to Ormus as "the light of life" and "the Spirit" [prana]. He claims it not only makes us more spiritual but that it's capable of correcting DNA, too.

Now think of the experiments the alchemists carried out in which they tried to change metals into gold and made a white powder out of gold, the long sought after Philosopher's Stone.

The Church persecuted, tortured, and killed these people. What did they discover that we're not supposed to know? The ancient Egyptians also knew.

Gold has always been the true money and remains so to this day. But the true value of gold may well be medicinal and spiritual instead of material or financial.

There are, unfortunately, dark and powerful forces at work which are trying to keep us from realizing our true potential, our true evolution to a higher consciousness. CONTINUED IN PART II 

MIKE DONKERS is an English teacher from the Netherlands who started taking care of his own health in October 2006 because doctors could not help him. His interest in the food and health connection has him led to in-depth research, particularly on the role sea minerals play in the regeneration of cells. He is in the band The Mellotones (nubluz.com).

Real History: Hypatia of Alexandria (video)

Quill & Ink History, 2/2/18; Ashley Wells, Crystal Quintero (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly



Hypatia of Alexandria: The (REAL) history of antiquity's greatest female mathematician and philosopher
Familiar with the history herstory of Hypatia of Alexandria? Many believe she was a young and beautiful woman, a martyr for science and that her murder at the hands of a mob of Christian monks signaled the beginning of the Dark Ages.
Black Hypatia (rejectedprincesses.com)
  • The "Dark" Ages: When Moors ruled Europe?
Her real history is far from the fictions in popular culture. In this video we discover how:
  • Hypatia's philosophical beliefs about the world and herself related to her work in mathematics and astronomy.
  • her death came about and the events leading up it.
  • her life has been used throughout history for ideological purposes
SOURCES
  • Hypatia of Alexandria (Maria Dzielska, 1995)
  • Hypatia, the Life and Legend of an Ancient Philosopher (Edward J. Watts, 2017)
  • Ecclesiastical History (Socrates Scholasticus)
  • The Life of Isidore (Damascius)
  • The Beginnings of Western Science (David C. Lindberg, 2007)
  • Galileo Goes to Jail and Other Myths about Science and Religion (Ronald Numbers, 2009)
  • Hypatia of Alexandria: Mathematician and Martyr (Michael Deakin, 2007)
Footage taken from History Buffs: Agora. Alexandria: The Greatest City (2010). Cosmos (Episode 13, 1980). Music taken from Kevin Macleod.

For more scholarly based videos on the history of science and religion like this one, subscribe to youtube.com/channel.

Question your beliefs (like the Buddha advises in the Kalama Sutra)

Monday, May 21, 2018

David Icke: DMT, NDEs, and Waking Up (video)

David Icke via We Are Change, 5/23/14; Pat Macpherson, Crystal Quintero, Wisdom Quarterly
Kwan Yin: "Emptiness" interpreted as Brahman to make Mahayana into Hinduism
David Icke on the Secret of the Universe, DMT, and Awakening. Are we in the world and OF the world, or like some Christians in it but not of it? Near death experiences wake people up as do some entheogens, as studied by Dr. Eben Alexander and others.

A girl who taught math? Hypatia

Crystal Quintero, Ashley Wells, Seth Auberon (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly Wiki edit
The great Hypatia of Alexandria played by Rachel Weisz in Agora (patheos.com)
Fanatic Christian monks, the parabalani, drag off Hypatia to kill her (for Christ?)
Great Mathematician Hypatia of Alexandria, Egypt, Africa (Bewitching Names)
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I'm black from Africa - Hypatia
Hypatia was a mathematician, Hellenistic Neo-Platonic philosopher, and astronomer who lived in Alexandria, Egypt, Africa, which was at that time a part of the Eastern Roman (Byzantine) Empire.

She was born circa 350-370 AD and was murdered by a Christian mob in 415 AD. She had been the head of the Neoplatonic School at Alexandria, where she taught philosophy and astronomy.

Hypatia (rejectedprincesses.com)
Hypatia is the first female mathematician whose life is reasonably well recorded. She was renowned in her own lifetime as a great teacher and a wise counselor.

Although no writings directly written by her have survived, it is thought that she may have edited the surviving text of Ptolemy's Almagest and possibly co-written some of the commentaries attributed to her famous mathematician father, Theon of Alexandria.

The great African black female mathematician
She also wrote a commentary on Diophantus's 13-volume Arithmetica, which may survive in part, having been interpolated into Diophantus's original text, and another commentary on Apollonius of Perga's treatise on conic sections, which has not survived.

She is known to have constructed astrolabes and hydrometers, though not the inventor of these, which were both in use long before she was born.

Although she herself was a pagan, she was so tolerant towards Christians that she taught many, including Synesius, the future bishop of Ptolemais.

(existentialcomics.com)
Towards the end of her life, Hypatia advised Orestes, the Roman prefect of Alexandria (Roman Egypt), who was in the midst of a feud with Cyril, the Patriarch of Alexandria.

Rumors spread accusing her of preventing Orestes from reconciling with Cyril and, in March 415 AD, she was murdered by a bloodthirsty Christian mob of monks known as the parabalani under the leadership of a lector named Peter, who murdered her in a temple with ceramic shards.


Hypatia's death shocked the empire and transformed her into a "martyr for philosophy," leading future Neoplatonists such as Damascius to become increasingly fervent in their opposition to Christianity.

To add insult to injury (or perhaps to make up for her murder by Christian fanatics), during the Middle Ages, Hypatia was co-opted and turned into a symbol of Christian virtue.

Scholars believe she was part of the basis for the legend of St. Catherine of Alexandria. During the Age of Enlightenment, she became a symbol of opposition to Catholicism (because Christians often use whatever means come to hand to achieve their imperial ends). More

Hot Math?
Math heroine Danica McKellar
Math may often seem daunting and unapproachable. It's that way even for professional mathematicians. Luckily, math can also be viewed as hot and sexy. On this program, Danica McKellar discusses "hot math." Looks better in n-dimensions…

Hologram skies over Jerusalem (video)

Mark Wells, 6/10/17; Seth Auberon, Pfc. Sandoval (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly

Holographic skies over Jerusalem: Hologram deception
What are the powers that be planning for Jerusalem that makes it so important that the U.S. fights with and for "Israel" as it occupies the Bantustan Palestine has been divided into? This goes far beyond racial, religious, and Semitic biases. The use of hologram technology in a deception has long been warned against by Dr. Steven Greer.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

KARMA: Do wild animals feel love? (video)

Wildlife (video, Sept. 25, 2016); Crystal Quintero, Sheldon S., Wisdom Quarterly
Now, listen up, Wolfy. I've had my eye on you from up above. Bad boy, bad boy! I will poo on your head and caw in your ear. Now this hurts me more than you, so shape up.

Are animals real? Do they have karma?
Editors, Wisdom Quarterly (COMMENTARY)
Countless worlds in 31 Planes of Existence
We don't believe in ghosts, we don't believe in angels, but somehow we believe in animals. Why? We can all see them. We don't believe in the ones we can't all see (like the cryptids).

Animals are not humans. Animals are spiritual. Humans, in addition to being human, are part animal and part spiritual.

The karma that brought beings to rebirth in the animal world (tirachana loka) is karma inferior to actions that brings one to rebirth in the human world (manusya loka) -- the Five Precepts. This happens when karma finally ripens, which can be a while.

Animals, while inferior to humans and other beings for the time being, are not really animals any more than humans are stuck being human. We are not trapped in this state, in these bodies, with these potentials and limitations.

Animals are in the Round of Rebirth like us.
We devolve, and evolve, and continue to cycle through the realms (samsara) chasing sensuality, motivated by greed, aversion, and delusion. So, too, animals will not always be animals. In the past, they were not animals. All beings, though limited now, have potential for much more than we are expressing.

We are all bound by karma until we are liberated by enlightenment and enjoy nirvana. Be considerate to animals. The karma (actions) toward them ripens just as does the karma toward other humans. Be kind to humans, but also be kind to animals.

Most people have no idea what animals are doing, how they are living, what becomes of them when they pass on.

The Buddha knew and he often talked about it in the Jataka Tales, which are generally regarded as Aesop's Fables. But mention of animals in the sutras reinforces that the Jatakas are closer to truth than we could ever imagine.

Do animals help each other? (video)

Happiness Kingdom, 4/2/17; Crystal Quintero, Dhr. Seven, CC Liu, Sheldon S., Wisdom Quarterly
Is this mongoose bumming a ride on this bird, or is something more sinister aloft? Whatever's happening, it has to be a great day for the mongoose flying. This is famous footage, and what happens is not what it seems. But for one moment, a bird became a plane, a mammal sprouted wings, and no one would believe it without video to prove it.

Animals Help and Harm Other Animals
Animals, while not human, can be very humane and heroic. Animals sometimes help save one another. They have saved humans. How did they know? Our faith in animals, which we tend to know as children, can be restored. Humans to be human must be humane. 
  • (Euthanasia is murder in the guise of "humane" treatment with horrendous karmic results. Our own distress at seeing an animal or human suffer causes us to kill and pat ourselves on the back as "humane" when it is murder with the karmic results of killing, running counter to the first precept).
Animals feel, they love, they form attachments, they care for one another, help one another, and they matter. Would a swan feed a fish? Would a cat save a fish? Would a dog? Would a bear save a baby? Would a bear save a crow from drowning? Would a dog swim out to save a baby bird? Would a bird save a bird or a tortoise a tortoise? Do elephants bother to say goodbye to the dead? Do dogs suffer broken hearts or desperately try to "wake up" their dead friend? Would cat try to resuscitate an injured cat? Yes.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Science: TIME may just NOT EXIST (audio)

Carlo Rovelli, Ira Flatow (Sci Fri); Pat Macpherson, Dhr. Seven (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly

How do you think about time? Most people experience it as Newton described it -- as something that passes independent of other events, that’s the same for everyone everywhere, and moves in a straight line. Still, others have come to embrace Einstein’s view that time instead forms a matrix with space and acts like a substance in which we are submerged. But author and physicist Carlo Rovelli has an even different approach to time. He’s working on a way to quantify gravity in which time doesn’t exist. He joins Science Friday's Ira Flatow to discuss his theories detailed in his book, The Order of Time. Read excerpt: The Order of Time.
On our bookshelf in April

Friday, May 18, 2018

Oh, that stupid royal wedding! Congrats, Meg

I. Rony, editors, Wisdom Quarterly; Natalie Ktena (BBC.co.uk, May 18, 2018)
"Put your Harry in to make your Markle sparkle" - Crown Jewels brand condoms.
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Royal wedding merch: Harry and Meghan condoms, anyone?
Some people will love the sex products -- for others they'll be the definition of "wrong" (so wrong)
My redheaded boy is finally growing up.
Royal weddings often bring out the more eccentric side of the British character. This can manifest in many ways, including:
 
(a) Developing a sudden desire to have a street bash with neighbours you've never spoken to before (other than to say "Ello, luv" when you find yourself putting the rubbish bins out on the curb at the same time)
 
(b) Watching two strangers tie the knot on the tele and having me mates over to "celebrate" by watching British reruns:

The Benny Hill Show
WARNING: Sexy depictions of traditional gender roles once popular on U.S. television!

(c) Thinking it's probably OK to drink ale for breakfast as long as it's out of a commemorative mug.
 
Meghan, we can call him West
While Will's and Kate’s wedding back in 2011 spawned a personalised pizza pie and some souvenir batts (AA), Harry and Meghan Markle memorabilia is scaling new heights of silliness.

In fact, this time around, it seems there’s more weird and wonderful wedding paraphernalia than ever before.

It does of course include the much-derided, unwittingly risqué Harry and Meghan one-piece bikinis [and "Crown Jewels" bran condoms].

(Eve Libertine's UK punk band Crass) "Our Wedding" from Penis Envy

But it doesn't end there, in fact... More