Pretenders

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This world has a lot of what I call Pretenders.  A Pretender imitates the beliefs, behaviors and values of what is considered socially acceptable.  They know they don’t belong in this world, but they have to pretend to be like everyone else.  To not pretend is a lonely existence.  This is the number one reason people turn away from Magic after they start, they don’t want to be lonely.  Better to be a Pretender than be lonely.  I don’t think I belong on this planet of madness either, but every one of us has a purpose and as long as you are pretending, you will never reach what you truly love.  

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The Word II

The Word …

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About a year and a half ago I wrote a post titled The Word. In this post I stated that the written word was the reason we are a species with amnesia.  Let’s just say it wasn’t welcomed readily by the patriarch left brain mind of this world.  I’m not saying that we need to get rid of the written word, but I am saying that we need to let the children learn with their right brain too.  Ever wonder why very intelligent people have to write everything down so they don’t forget it?  They are in the masculine mind-set, whether they know it or not.  I have come across an ancient text that backs my theory up.  As a matter a fact, a very ancient god agrees with me.  

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Unsouling From The Wilderness

By Kingsley L. Dennis

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Crazy Horse dreamed and went into the world where there is nothing but the spirits of all things. That is the real world that is behind this one, and everything we see here is something like a shadow from that one

Black Elk, Black Elk Speaks

 

Modern man, I dutifully noted, is in search of a soul, and the age is an age of longing.

Theodore Roszak, Where the Wasteland Ends

 

Perhaps the reason some of us are feeling a sense of loss and longing is that we are, as Black Elk informs us, living in the shadow world. Our reality on this side may only be the fleeting ghosts of a place that is more real somewhere else. On this side we have broken our commitment to the earth and have unsouled ourselves from the wilderness. By the first century CE, the essayist Plutarch was asking, “Why is it that the gods are no longer speaking to us?”

For a long time now, we have been trying to create a new and different image of ourselves. It is an image where modern humanity is placed at the center of its own universe. We learn by observing, probing, experimenting, and finally dissecting and destroying the dynamic world we live within. From this, the modern mind started to develop a new reality for itself.

The collective reality in which we now reside does not take kindly to opposing perspectives. We have inherited an alienated consciousness that views the world as an outside entity – a world of objects that move in mechanical motion. This alienated consciousness has substituted the enchantment and mystery of living within a dynamic and animated world with a dream of the artificial, and ultimately the unreal. The modern landscape is now more scattered with administration than adventure. The central image of our modern age has been that of consumerism: the ability of the average person to buy the material goods they require in order to have a decent standard of living. A standard of living albeit promoted to us through our mainstream media and glamorous propaganda.

Only recently have some of us come to realize that consumerism has now become a contemporary form of crash therapy for unsatisfied people wanting to buy their way into happiness to escape from the very system they are simultaneously supporting. The easy acquisition of things has become more about trying to cover up anxiety as a substitute for contentment. Modern life, especially in the highly-developed West, is now rife with people parading their false selves in place of authenticity.

The modern history of the West has been about the removal of mystery, mind, and magic from the world around us. In the past there were realms of wilderness that existed outside of the social order, and each culture had these ‘wild zones’ where people danced with the little folk in the woods, undertook initiations in caves, circles, and hard-to-find corners. There were pagan rituals, crazy ecstasies, and unknown zones where primal energies were released. These were the places of wilderness, where dreamtime reigned, and clock-time was banned. And now these wild places are fewer and fewer as a new ‘reality order’ becomes the manifesto of the day. Now it is many of us who are feeling haunted. We have lost the presence of the ‘transcendent’ within our modern societies.

We must now recognize that something has happened – a break, a mutation, has occurred that has placed us in an ‘intermediate’ stage between eras. Modern life is being not so much rewritten as reconfigured. We are seeing odd things occurring in relation to time, speed, and distance. It’s as if right now the clock, and our sense of timing, is malfunctioning. This ahistorical period is out of time, until it resets itself. And here, the possibility of transcendence lingers like a phantasma.

We are in a time of carnivalesque distortion where ‘fast food’ is a parody of our normal food preparation and consumption; mediatized sport is a spectacle of its original form; and the music industry is one huge commercial carnival that mocks genuine creativity. In the pop music industry, the spectacle, the live show – the ‘carnival performance’ – is often more important than the actual merit of the song (even when the performer mimes, as they often do). We are in a different world right now – or at least a seemingly different reality.

In this new world of different relations, symbols, and meanings we have become unmoored from our harbors.  We are talking about the fractal, the quantum, the molecular, the nano, the bots, artificial intelligence, and the singularity – yet we find we have no soulful connection with any of these terms or their significances. Perhaps we have entered a void-time.

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Illiteracy Leads To Censorship

By  John Rappoport

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Illiteracy leads to censorship

by Jon Rappoport

June 6, 2018

“…intellectual freedom is a deep-rooted tradition without which our characteristic western culture could only doubtfully exist. From that tradition many of our intellectuals are visibly turning away. They have accepted the principle that a book should be published or suppressed, praised or damned, not on its merits but according to political expediency. And others who do not actually hold this view assent to it from sheer cowardice.” (George Orwell, 1953)

When those who control public discourse, in a nation, see that they are losing to upstarts, that their flimsy ideas are being supplanted by much stronger ideas from these newcomers (who are actually traditionalists), the shocked controllers turn to the more direct strategy of censorship.

In terms of substance, and even popularity, the ministers of truth are losing; so they abandon reasoned discourse altogether. They desert this fertile, competitive, and…

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The blockbuster movie called Reality

by John Rappaport

Outside the Reality Machine

The blockbuster movie called Reality

by Jon Rappoport

There is always a certain amount of whining and remorse as one enters the theater to see the movie called Reality, after buying the ticket.

“Is this a good idea?”  “Why did I do it?”

But you can already feel a merging sensation.  The electromagnetic fields humming in the theater, even before the movie starts, are drawing you into the space.

Your perception of x dimensions is narrowing down to three.

You take your seat.  You look at the note you’ve written to yourself, and you read it again:

“Don’t forget where you came from.  Don’t forget this is just a movie.  Don’t fall asleep.  The serial time in the movie is an artifact.  The binding feeling of sentimental sympathy is a trance-induction.  It’s the glue that holds the movie fixed in your mind.”

“The movie will induce nostalgia for a past…

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Ancient Sites

by secretsoftheserpents

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If you listen to mainstream archeology, they will tell you that out ancestors built all the ancient megalithic sites with nothing more than sticks, stones, chicken bones and a little rope.  How can anyone accept this?  How can anyone look at these megalithic sites and not ask themselves “How did they build them?”  The few that ask themselves this question, will just leave it right there and go on with their life.  Well I’m the type that wants to know.  Ignorance is not my forte.  If you have followed my work, this post will be no surprise.  If you are just stumbling across it for the first time, you might want to get a stiff drink.  

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Want to go Lucid before the next full moon? A new Lucid Ignition community is gathering

By Ryan Hurd

The moon is waning and maybe your own lucid dreaming practice is too.

I can help with that. Well, not so much with the moon, that’s a celestial body apparently beyond my powers of influence.

But if you are looking to go deeper into lucid dreaming, or if you have hit a wall trying to become more self-aware in your dreams, the answer is probably not a new miracle technique or sleep hack. Sorry/not sorry.

Successful lucid dreamers are those who learn how to leverage motivations into strong intentions, and then build what I call the “lucid sanctuary.” This is soulful mindset that doesn’t command the dream, but invites it forth.

Since 2015, I’ve been running seasonal online workshops that provide a supportive community so you can do just that: build your lucid sanctuary, learn how to put to use the most scientifically-validated techniques, and construct a strategy that not only invites lucid dreams but also impactful and transformative dreams.

It’s easy, it’s holistic, and most importantly, it really works. Once you learn this strategy, it grows with you, and you’ll be able to dip back in whenever you are ready for more.

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After mass shootings: they’re not just coming for guns, they’re coming for brains

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After mass shootings: they’re not just coming for guns, they’re coming for brains

By Jon Rappoport

“Planners intent on deploying mind control follow a pattern. They claim they’re curing brain disorders. They’re doing valuable work. They’re only focusing on a tiny percentage of the population. But then, as you dig deeper, you discover they’re really talking about all human beings, who are, unfortunately, wired in the wrong way and can’t ascend to the next level of societal evolution. Therefore, ‘brain science’ has to engage in a wholesale program to retrofit the human species.” (The Underground, Jon Rappoport)

A January 2018 National Geographic article runs a bold headline: THE SCIENCE OF GOOD AND EVIL.

The lead sentence carries considerable freight: “Researchers have found that the way our brains are wired can affect how much empathy we feel toward others—a key measuring stick of good and evil.”

Good and evil—suddenly transferred to…

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Astonishing California bill would shut down free speech, require fact-checkers

by John Rappaport

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Astonishing California bill would shut down free speech, require fact-checkers

by Jon Rappoport

April 9, 2018

California used to be trumpeted as the cutting edge of American culture.

It still is, except the culture is now all about censoring free speech.

California Senator Richard Pan, who was behind the infamous 2015 law mandating vaccinations for schoolchildren (SB277), has stepped up to the plate and introduced another bill.

This one would clamp down on criticism of ANY Official Story.

The bill is titled “SB1424 Internet: social media: false information: strategic plan.”

It targets social media based in California. But as you read the bill, you see it appears to define social media as any Internet blog, website, or communication.

SB1424 is brief. Read it:

This bill would require any person who operates a social media, as defined, Internet Web site with a physical presence in California to develop a strategic…

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The Mind and Shadows of the Mental Body

by Elder Mountain Dreaming

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By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – Holistic healing of the Mental Body / Mind is generally the first approach to the spiritual path, especially when dealing with any mind, body or emotional body issues. Learning to Silence and Quiet the Minds insistent call of mind-noise, distractions and attention getting behaviors. We heal by learning to listen if a talker and sharing if we are a more silent or shy person.

For those not in crisis, there are silent retreats (Vispasana) and peaceful heart and a more committed Buddhist Mediation practices in which there are several. Some of the issues the mental body has are more severe and should be addressed with a talk therapist first. Only those who do not like medications and are firmly committed to practices everyday, should consult a holistic healer or shaman.

1. All or Nothing Thinking of Duality
Looking at life in two categories, fight or…

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