Thursday, March 31, 2011

Dream a dream of me

-adapted from,
Tractates Cryptica Scriptura, a summary of an unpublished Gnostic exegesis included in VALIS.
by a student of Protean thought

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

City of People of primitive and barbaric realities

Rite of Pharmakos
  Conducted at the seashore, or on the banks of running water that will carry away the ashes, ultimately to the sea. Otherwise, the burning of Pharmakos should occur in such as way that the next day the ashes can be gathered and transported to the seashore or a great river.
It must not take place in a temenos-holy precinct, as it involves all the impurities of which we wish to dispose.
At the end of this rite it is appropriate for a special khernips, or handwashing, before any other thing is set to be done. Having touched an impure thing, the Pharmakos, one would not wish to handle any sacred thing until purified.
At Athens-
  Pharmakos was a real human being, or sometimes two:
a man and a woman,
criminal scapegoat,
condemned to death and chosen for their ugliness.
In other Cities of People there is a simalacrum of two Pharmakoi,
a male and a female effigy,
in difficult years,
a Unisex Pharmakos made up the lack of the City of People.
  Pharmakos was crafted with combustible straw and adorned with a necklace of figs:
white figs representing the male,
black figs representing the female.
Unisex Pharmakos donned both strings of figs woven together.
Pharmakos was then led all around the City of People standing in a circle, facing outward.
Pharmakos is carried around clockwise outside the circle of the City of People,
as each person 'puts upon' Pharmakos all those things which he or she considers bad,
which she or he wants out of his or her life, and out of the life of the Tribe.
This 'putting upon' may occur in many ways.
The thing to be disposed of may be written down with the paper then shoved into the body of Pharmakos,
it may be addressed in words to Pharmakos, either silently or out loud.
  This is a rite in which the emotions of anger or hatred are perfectly appropriate,
because this is the time for being rid of them.
Rage directed at Pharmakos, as the personification of all the bad things in life, is rage to be exorcised.
Hitting and spitting on Pharmakos is to be expected by all.
As Pharmakos has completely been led throughout the vulgar multitude visibly abused, it is then strangled and burned.
It's sole purpose is to rid the City of People of primitive and barbaric realities of their lives,
to prevent those things from doing damage during the rest of the year.
When a society provides no real and personal release of the pressures,
which it puts upon its constituents,
there will be explosions,
and the toll will be terrible.

Monday, March 28, 2011

BOOM Shelter

War and Sunspot Cycles: A Form of Electromagnetic Pollution

War and Sunspot Cycles: A Form of Electromagnetic Pollution

Could cycles of war, peace be tied to cycles of the sun?

Created: Oct 13, 2008 Last Updated: Oct 17, 2008

TV, cell phone towers, power lines, and house appliances—while they make our lives more convenient, they also contribute to polluting our electromagnetic atmosphere.

A growing number of scientists, health care professionals, and concerned citizens argue that these invisible frequencies are responsible for a host of various health problems. Meanwhile, the largest polluter has gone unnoticed: the sun. At certain times, the sun’s activity can also aggravate mental health problems.

Every 10–11 years, the number of sunspots found on our closest star rise from 0 (as it is currently in 2008) to a high of over 400. While the sunspots themselves don’t affect Earth, the solar flares and other disturbances emanating from our sun during increased sunspot activity result in an increased number of particles (electrons and protons) and harmful light radiation (ultraviolet and x-rays), known as solar wind. If it weren’t for Earth’s protective magnetic field and atmosphere, this bombardment of particles would burn us to a crisp!

Fortunately, our planet’s magnetic field diverts most particles into a circular path around the Earth. Like weather patterns found on Earth, solar wind patterns can change rapidly. Luckily, our planet’s magnetosphere quickly responds to the threat and absorbs the impact, wiggling and jiggling in the process. Geophysicists call this reaction a geomagnetic storm, but because of how it disrupts the Earth’s magnetic field, it could also be called electromagnetic pollution.

These storms, although minute, affect brain waves and hormone levels, causing a number of different reactions, predominately in males. While a few women may also experience changes during these storms, they generally seem less affected by the sun’s behavior.

Reacting to changing hormone levels, some men may become increasingly irritable and aggressive, while others may instead become more creative. An increase in solar activity is found to increase psychotic episodes in individuals who already suffer from unstable psychological states. While we might relate such behavior to a full moon, in 1963, Dr. Robert Becker and his colleague, Dr. Freedman, demonstrated that solar changes also lead to a noticeable increase in psychotic activity.

Yet these reactions are not simply isolated to a few particularly sensitive or unlucky individuals. Evidence indicates that wars and international conflicts most often break out when sunspots are rapidly forming or rapidly decaying, as these are times when there are more intense geomagnetic storms.

In addition, this increase in solar activity also correlates to periods of more accidents and illness, as well as an increase of crimes and murders. The entire biosphere is affected by this electromagnetic pollution, and human behavior seems to react accordingly.

Storm Tracking

Thankfully, not all geomagnetic storms are disruptive. Some are generally beneficial to humans. But over time, these extremes in solar activity may also affect periods of earthly conflict. The data on cycles of war and peace extend back at least 2,500 years. (Some believe that they may be traced even further, but the records are not as reliable.) Although some may argue that it seems as if there is always war somewhere, records show that periods of conflict increase and decrease in nearly regular cycles.

As early as 1915, some scientists were beginning to recognize connections between solar activity and human behavior. This work began with Russian scientist Alexander Chizhevsky, who observed that mass changes in human behavior correlated to sunspot cycles.

In the 1930s, Professor Raymond Wheeler, a historian at the University of Kansas, took this observation one step further. His research afforded numerical rankings to the severity of individual battles correlating to solar cycles.

His data was statistically analyzed by Edward Dewey, who validated the existence of these war cycles. Yet he was unable to make a definite connection with sunspot cycles because the data at that time was insufficient. In the 1980s, with a more detailed analysis of Wheeler’s data, the connection became clear.

Upon close examination of the data, a pattern begins to emerge wherein wars are most likely to start in key points of the sunspot cycle. This is when the geomagnetic activity is changing most rapidly on the upsurge of solar activity, or the downward part of the cycle, when sunspots are rapidly diminishing. In addition we can also see how this affects physiological mechanisms, such as altered brain rhythms and abnormal hormonal levels. In other words, wars are a kind of mass psychosis. ‘War Fever’ is real.

With this in mind, should we view warring behavior as a type of disease? Are the related socio-political or economic factors as much a symptom of solar cycles as the battles they appear to create? And if the data on sunspot cycles points to an impending crisis, how can we best use this knowledge?

When we see the connection to physical mechanisms (electromagnetic pollution), this gives us some predictive insight for when increased aggressions were apt to start. Calculations indicate that we’re due to see another rise in intense solar activity in about two years: September 22, 2010.

As with any disease, if we are aware of the cause, we can take precautions to lessen the symptoms. In past writings on this subject, I have suggested that global meditation might be one tactic for steering this aggressive cycle another way. (More information on this is available at

Imagine how valuable it would be to mankind, or even an individual, if we were able to address a potentially volatile situation by carefully studying the pattern of history. How would this influence our decisions and actions, and how might this change our fate?

Buryl Payne has a Ph.D. in psychology and an M.S. in physics and has written several books and articles on a variety of topics. He is currently working on a book exploring fifth dimensional consciousness.

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Becker, R. 0. and Marino, A. A., “Electromagnetism and Life,” State University of New York Press, P.O. Box 978, Edison, N. J. 08808

Friedman, H. and Becker, R.O., “Geomagnetic parameters and Psychiatric Hospital Admissions,” Nature, V. 200, pp 626–628, 1963.

Hundhausen, A. J., “Solar activity and the solar wind,” Rev, of Geophysics and Space Physics, 17 (8), 20314–2011.8, 1979.

Payne, B. 1986. “The Power of Thought to Influence the Sun, Interim Report.” National Council on Geocosmic Research, Winter-Spring.

Fourth World fell down go Boom

A Kill Team

Adapted from an article by Mark Boal for Rolling Stone

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Episode 9 of season 5 - Nash Bridges - aired November 26, 1999

If the Past is this, then the Future is... Solar Cycle 24

Solar Cycle 1704-1706
Solar Cycle 1716-1718
Solar Cycle 1726-1728
Solar Cycle 1737-1739
Solar Cycle 1749-1751
Solar Cycle 1: 1760-1762
Solar Cycle 2: 1768-1770

Solar Cycle 3: 1777-1779
1776-1783 American Revolution.

Solar Cycle 4: 1786-1788
1788-1791 French Revolution.
1789 US Constitution adopted.

Solar Cycle 5: 1803-1805 under 100 wide (1802-1806)
1803-1806 Napoleon conquers Europe.

Solar Cycle 6: 1815-1817 under 100
1815-1817 Two wars to defeat Napoleon;
German, English and Serbian riots;
Brazil, Chile and Argentina declare independence.

Solar Cycle 7: 1829-1831 under 100
1828-1832 Revolts in Turkey, Mexico, Belgium, Poland, France, Britain;
Virginia slave revolt;
the Black underground railroad begins.

Solar Cycle 8: 1836-1838
1837-1840 Constitutional revolts in Canada,
slavery debate outlawed in US, Texas Independence,
Boer separatists occupy African lands,
British-Afghan war;
Opium War
1937 Major Banking Crisis in the U.S.

Solar Cycle 9: 1847-1849
1846-1848 Mexican War.
1848-1851 Revolts and revolutions in Poland, Switzerland, Paris, Vienna, Berlin, Milan, Venice, Naples, Prague, Budapest, Warsaw;
US Mexican War starts;
Taiping Rebellion starts.

Solar Cycle 10: 1859-1861 under 100
1858 Bottom year of a depression in the U.S.
1861 American Civil War begins.
1861-1865 Civil War in America,
revolts in India, Italy, China.

Solar Cycle 11: 1869-1871 wide 1869-1872
1869-1870 Franco/Prussian War.
1869-1872 Paris Revolutionary Commune.

Solar Cycle 12: 1882-1884 under 100
1883-1886 Big US labor strikes,
revolt in Sudan,
First Indian Congress meets.
1883 Bottom year of a major depression in the U.S.

Solar Cycle 13: 1892-1894 under 100
1893-1895 Zulu revolt, Cuban revolution.

Solar Cycle 14: 1905-1907 under 100
1904-1905 Russo-Japanese War.
1905-1908 first revolts begin in Russia.
1905-1908 Widespread strikes,
revolts among German miners, Hottentots, Turks, Indians, Honduras.
1908 Bottom year of a short depression.

Solar Cycle 15: 1916-1918 just barely 100
1914-1918 First World War.
1916-18 Irish and Indian revolts.
1917 Russian Revolution.
1919 The Atom is Split.

Solar Cycle 16: 1927-1929 under 100 wide 1926-1929
1927-1929 Fabled American Bull Run ends in crash of the stock market in long slow slide which bottoms in 1933.
1926 Hitler in jail for NAZI’s attempted Munich Putsch, begins writing Mein Kampf which outlines how he will lead Germany to make the world’s greatest power.
1927-1931 Mussolini and Hitler build power on economic unrest;
revolt in Vienna and China; formation of Red Army;
Spanish Republic formed;
mass civil disobedience in India launches Ghandi’s campaign to free India.

Solar Cycle 17: 1936-1938 wide 1936-1939
1936-1939 Spanish Civil War,
Germany and Japan start World War II
1937-1940 US steel strike.

Solar Cycle 18: 1947-1949 wide 1947-1950
1946-1949 Greek Civil War,
India-Pakistan riots,
Red Army wins China,
Vietnam revolts.
1947 - 1948 Flying saucer sightings begin, saucer crashes in Roswell, NM.
1948 Ghandi assassinated,
Israel's War for Independence
1950-1953 Korean War.

Solar Cycle 19: 1956-1958 huge peak wide 1956-60
1957 - 1960 Israel invades Sinai, Hungarian uprising,
Cuban revolution,
civil rights movement begins in US,
French-Algerian war,
MauMau revolt,
Iraq revolt.
1957 Vietnam War begins.
1958 Eisenhower recession.
1960-1961 Eisenhower warns of the danger of “shadows” in the unfettered military industrial complex,
Kennedy “race to the moon” begins.

Solar Cycle 20: 1967-1969 stumpy wide 1967-1970
1965- 1967 Haight-Ashbury Flower Children launch the hippie movement.
1967-69 Height of Vietnam War, peace demonstrations, worldwide student uprisings,
Czechoslovakian uprising/USSR invasion,
US inner city riots,
Israeli Arab war,
Woodstock and height of hippy movement,
1968 Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy assassinated ,
first big anti-war marches in US, first US inner city riots,
1969 First public men on Moon.

Solar Cycle 21: 1978-1980 wide 1978-1982
1978 World's First Test Tube Baby Born,
Carter Camp David Accords between Israel and Egypt.
1979 Three Mile Island Nuclear Plant leaks radiation.
1979-82 Polish Solidarity begins,
US anti-tax movement reaches heights and elects Reagan,
Shah of Iran overthrown,
Iraq-Iran war begins,
USSR invades Afghanistan,
Falklands War,
Sandinistas oust Somas,
Zimbabwe gains independence,
anti-nuclear and peace demonstrations increase worldwide,
US aid to "contras" in Nicaragua,
US invades Grenada,
Tamils rebel in Sri Lanka.
1979-1980 US Bid to Rescue Hostages Fails.
1980 Iran-Iraq War begins (lasts until next peak in 1988).
1981 President. Sadat of Egypt assassinated.
1982: Israel Invades S Lebanon,
Falklands War
1982 Reagan recession.

Solar Cycle 22: 1988-1990 wide 1988-1992
1987-88 Palestinian Infiltada begins,
Eastern European dissidents organize,
USSR & US sign missile treaty,
USSR begins pullout from Afghanistan.
1987 Crash in World Stock Markets.
1989 Tianamen Square Chinese student democracy movement crushed.
1989 Protest and peaceful revolution in Eastern Bloc, dismantling of Berlin Wall.
1989-1992 Glasnost process begins dissolution of Soviet Union,
end of Communist Party domination;
Communist Party coup in Russia fails
1989-91 End of apartheid in South Africa,
beginnings of patriot and militia movements in US,
Somalia civil war,
Yugoslavia begins slaughter in Bosnia,
Sandinistas lose Nicaraguan elections.
1990 Mandela Released,
East and West Germany Re-Unite.
1990 Iraqi Troops Invade Kuwait.
1991 The Gulf War; multi-national forces liberate Kuwait from Iraq,
Balkan Civil War begins as communist Yugoslavia collapses.

Solar Cycle 23: 1999-2001 wide 1999-2002
1998-2000 Peace treaty in Northern Ireland,
overthrow of Indonesia’s Suharto,
Serbian-KLA conflicts increase.
US/ NATO decides to "resolve" conflict through massive bombing of the whole nation,
India-Pakistan skirmishes over Kashmir increase; militias burn East Timor, drive people into camps in West Timor;
big demonstrations at WTO meeting in Seattle;
rising religious strife in India and Indonesia,
increasing civil war in Sierra Leone and Sri Lanka;
overthrow of Milosevic in Serbia;
1999 Worldwide Y2K Scare.
1999 Palestinian Infiltada re-commences after “virtual agreement” with Israel2000 Dot-com bubble breaks;
Supreme Court intrudes in the U.S. elections, throws results of Florida vote to make the loser of the popular vote into a winner of the electoral vote to become the U.S. President made by judicial interference.
2001 Attack on World Trade Center and Pentagon; War on Terrorism begins.
2000-02 Peace treaty disrupted in Northern Ireland;
land confiscations in Zimbabwe;
worldwide protests against WTO/IMF/World Bank in Seattle,
Washington DC,
Quebec City,
Genoa and other cities
2002-2003 Bush diverts War on Terrorism into personal vendetta against Saddam Hussein,
massive protests demonstrate against Iraq war.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

willing to pay the price of detachment

Edgar Cayce in 1933 explained that he still understood very little about what he was doing.
"Apparently," he said, "I am one of the few who can lay aside their own personalities sufficiently to allow their souls to make this attunement to a universal source of knowledge...but I say this without any desire to brag about it. In fact I do not claim to possess anything that other individuals do not inherently possess. Really and truly, I do not believe there is a single individual that does not possess this same ability I have. I am certain that all human beings have much greater powers than they are ever conscious of... if they would only be willing to pay the price of detachment from self-interest that it takes to develop those abilities."

haunted by a dark secret

adapted from the BBC 2002 science series Horizon

Living the sublime notion

Saturday, March 12, 2011

The Police - Invisible Sun (Live)

The Police - Invisible Sun (Live)

I don't want to spend the rest of my life
Looking at the barrel of an armalite
I don't want to spend the rest of my days
Keeping out of trouble like the soldiers say
I don't want to spend my time in hell
Looking at the walls of a prison cell
I don't ever want to play the part
Of a statistic on a government chart

There has to be an invisible sun
It gives its heat to everyone
There has to be an invisible sun
It gives us hope when the whole day's done

It's dark all day and it glows all night
Factory smoke and acetylene light
I face the day with my head caved in
Looking like something that the cat brought in

There has to be an invisible sun
It gives its heat to everyone
There has to be an invisible sun
It gives us hope when the whole day's done

And they're only gonna change this place
By killing everyone in the human race
And they would kill me for a cigarette
But I dont even want to die just yet

There has to be an invisible sun
It gives its heat to everyone
There has to be and invisible sun
It gives us hope when the whole day's done