22 thoughts on “NEWS AND VIEWS FROM THE NEFARIUM JAN 10, 2013”

  1. Just one more thing that popped up out of my ‘lost memory-hole’ called a brain and it is this viewing experience. I recall watching this film and in it itshowed the ‘parrot man of San Francisco’ where it seems a few of the delightful beautiful wild little green birds come visit this guys open appartment window for what I imagine are treats and conversation!

    What really amazed me about this film is they showned ‘this larger black and white fringled or be-speckled African Parrot having a conversation with the researchers or scientists. Evidentually the PARROT finally ended it by telling the over eager and probably amazed students of bird or animal behavior this: ‘Hey, I’m tired, I want to go eat something, and go take a nap!”

    The the mixing of the animal world and the human world is not so far out an alchemical concockion as it first might seem?

    1. The documentary with the Parrots was some special about Communication Between the Species. (there was a whale coming up on the beach looking at a lone man standing near the shore. Not close enough to be eaten of course! . There was some kind of non-verbal playful interaction between the two but what was it I guess nobody knows. Maybe the recognition on both animals part that being alive and aware is a good thing? Recognizing the uniqueness of a fellow creature, maybe?)

      I went out and forked over 42 bucks to buy the Grid book and the Nazi International. I asked the store clerk to order the Yahweh book for me but she couldn’t find it on the screen? I’ll go find out the publishers name and the exact title of the book. Maybe that will work. If it don’t then somethings ‘fishy.” Unofficial Censureship? I’ll wait for my imagination can run away with me. (otherwise I’ll have to spend money on a visa card because no way am I going to use my debit card on a public computer! That’s just asking for trouble!

      Anyway I’ll have my hands full for a little while?

      You all have a good day folks.

  2. I just finished a 1st reading of Transhumanism. It was well worth the price. I was a little annoyed in the direction it was taking (implied homosexual ‘political’ agendas that I know good old rockerfellow has his tenticles in in this Cultural War we’re all experiencing) but upon reading Chapter 10 I was a bit more sic – settled and said to my self “I’m just going to ‘have to’ go out and buy his Yahweh and Grid of the Gods book for further understanding!

    Imitation isn’t always the best form of flattery — Buying Books is!”

    Here’s a short run-down of what I perceived about this Transhumanism book:

    “correlations, revaltion, eidiactic, interloper (?), analogical time, gunas and sine qua non, ternary,inversions, engineers a social dualism!, Chiliasm, professorial, symbols, a lost High Knowledge/regenerative medicine, pneumatic (resurrecting the material world ***final alchemic transformation (iconographic tradition), Archoeus (or vital Life Force, a ‘scientific culture’, neurological correlates, embedded within ever page (hey joe?), this unsettles!, …reflected in his Art, alternate Egyptologist, Self-Organize (chaotic systems), esotericists!, rudimentary consciousness of the cells, cells emit electronic waves, rational gaze and Principles of Selection.

    Now did I read this book or what, ha, ha! If the book comes out in a 2cd edition or printing you have my permission to add this short but very partial and probably bias inventory and add a longer index? I wont sue, ha, ha!

    All this reminds me, a half-fast pata-physics(ian) wanna-be, and stimulates an imaginary scenario: Vishnu visited Yahweh complaining he cant get a decent night’s sleep(10 thousand yrs) what with all this rachet racket these Transhumanists are making!!!! (in India there’s a huge statue of Vishnu lying prone sleeping and dreaming up the Universe!)

    After all it’s been a while since the last war and now their buddy-buddies. So Yahweh says, “I’ll fix it right away” Might as well do what we did the last time. Cut-em in half again.

    Can you imagine all the money we human’s could save in tissue paper with only half an ass to wipe! THINK of all forests it would save!

    Yes, these Transhumanist most certainly have modern versions of ‘delusions of grandeur!” They should join the charity drive over here in Boston supporting those with respitory illnesses by walking all the up the stairs to the very top of the Prudental Building. That would give these half-fast modern alchemical wanna-be’s a little LIVING ‘learning ecperience’ climbing up Towers.

    Maybe they just might remember what happened the last time humans got too smart for their britches and thought they could fool the Great Mother Nature!

    Ha, ha! Laugh a little, it’s good for all of us sad-sacks!

    Enjoy the warm weather we been have lately and also hug somebody! (you just might find out….?)

    1. Far from stardom, but a recursive Dante parable in the key of “Finnegan’s Wake” is certainly a step forward, as far as rap is concerned: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6uxL0h0NlM

      Also, check out the Galapagos4 label, out of Chicago, if you’re looking for “smarter rap stars.”

      Take an especially close look at Qwel. Dude is more than vaguely famliar with his history, ancient texts, and general eschatology and esotericism. He is an artist, poet, and philosopher in every sense of each of the terms, and is more or less on a plane of his own in the world of hiphop/rap—whatever his conclusions regarding a certain God/Demiurge may ultimately be.

      Familiarize yourself with the albums “Dark “Day (which illuminates the analog in modern culture to the Towel of Babel moment in history), and “The Harvest”, then proceed from there.

      A culturally rich future will arrive… eventually.

      1. Frankie Calcutta

        John Q,

        thanks for the leads. I’m always looking for good new music. I never believe that there is just bad music in the world today, just evil gatekeepers controlling most of the the airwaves.

  3. Robert Barricklow

    If this is the best of all possible worlds, what are the others like?
    -Voltaire
    There has existed, since the beginning, a finite number of unique creations-a finate number of species, which has over time, decreased dramatically through extinction. Speciation is a special event outside the realm of natural processes, a phenomenom relegated to the moment of creation, and to the mysteries of Allah.
    -Expert Witness, Heresey trails, Ankara Torkey

    A: Incidences of local adaptation have occurred, sure. Populations adapt to changing conditions all the time.
    Q: Through what process?
    A: Differential reproductive success. Given genetic variability, it almost has to happen. It’s just math & genes.58,000 years is a long time.
    Q: Can you give an example?
    A: Most dogs would fall into this category, having been bred by man to suit his needs. While physically different from each other, when you study their genes, they’re all one species-though, admittedly, divided into several distinct clades.
    Q: So your saying God created the original dog but man bred the different varieties?
    A: You called it God, not me. And for the record, honey, God created the gray wolf. Man created dogs.
    -Excerpted from the trail of the geneticist Matthew Poole

    It looks like there is a move toward speciation here, in the long run(which isn’t long in terms of today’s reletive “progress”) is but a blink of the eye.
    And, unfortunately, it is beginning to look more & more like an E.O. Wilson’s primise of ants, as an evolved “super” colony.
    Not a way forward in my mind’s eye; although, what about in strickly cold-hearted evolutionary terms?
    Time to get our antennae focused on where we want to go with this before we literally are using them as add-on phalanges; for the Earl Shive $29.95, deal with the devil spoecial of the day.

  4. And the most important question (for me anyway):

    How are they going to PAY for all of this?

    If you ask me, it sounds much cheaper to just hire more soldiers than to spend huge amounts of money to ‘force multiply’ the ones they already have.

    How much money can they spend on the military? How much longer before the “military” budget becomes synonymous with “the” budget.

    1. “How much money can they spend on the military? ”

      I have the feeling that ‘they’ know that the fiat Dollar cannot continue to exist for a very long time because of the whole compound interest and ever growing debt issue that is built in its foundations.

      Knowing that you will never be able to pay back all debt, I have the impression that they decided to burn as much money as possible and simply default in the end leaving all bond holders holding the bag.. while they have all the nice technological toys to enforce their role in the new situation.

  5. Tor — I was just musing about how we must not confuse the totality of the Alchemical tradition with Western culture’s interpretation of ancient, symbolic literary legacy. Western Cultural Consciousness is rooted entirely in materialism, so it’s no wonder that Western aims at fulfillment of an Alchemical restoration of humankind or reascension to paradise (the Garden of Eden, Utopia, etc.) are rooted in material technology.

    Now, it’s certainly possible that the ancient texts ARE alluding exclusively to material technologies (of physics, psychology, and genetics), in which case the West (i.e. the Breakaways) seem to have achieved an Endgame of “full-spectrum” Alchemical dominance. If so, well-played.

    It is also possible, however, that there exists within the Alchemical legacy a significant spiritual element, a focus on human consciousness. If this is the case, the West will likely meet the fate of Icarus, who also leveraged material technology in an attempt to overcome limitations and constraints of consciousness.

    What if true Alchemical understanding necessarily involves various aspects of consciousness, and not simply a technology to complete a physical process?

    For example:

    Perhaps “animal man” is the Shepherd, who represents an understanding of the animal mind (psychology, sociology).

    Perhaps “vegetable man” is the Shaman, who represents an understanding of the plant mind, or the living world (agriculture, herbalism, biology).

    Perhaps “mineral man” is the Engineer, who represents an understanding of the raw, physical, and material world (chemistry, physics, genetics).

    Perhaps “androgynous man” is the Philosopher, who represents subjectivity, openness, and neutrality. The androgynous man understands the dichotomies of the animal (male/female vs. symbiotic consciousness), the vegetable (human/plant vs. symbiotic consciousness — a la Terence McKenna), the mineral (material/spiritual vs. metaphysical consciousness), and the manners in which these systems coexist and interact.

    All in all, I’ve been toying with the notion that Alchemy, if considered as the science or measure of Consciousness, could be understood in a manner not entirely unlike the Kardashev scale. We may employ a scale to conceptualize the baseline Level of Alchemical Consciousness within any given culture, just as we conceptualize the level of technological capability
    with Kardashev’s scale.

    In fact, there may even be potential for a set of “Farrell corollaries” dealing with leveraging material technology to mimic the potential afforded by an understanding of “higher” states of consciousness.

    1. Frankie Calcutta

      John Q,

      Something like this?

      “The alchemists believed there was a formula to alchemical transmutation and that transmutation could be experienced if these seven operations or stages were followed. Illustrations throughout alchemical manuscripts give visual keys to the seven sequential steps, and show a pathway to union with the Divine self or higher consciousness.

      The seven stages of alchemy are:

      Calcination

      This is the first stage of the alchemical practice and essentially represents the process of burning. It represents a burning within the self, of energies repressed due to trauma, projection of others thoughts, ego, and feelings or emotions. Calcination allows us to bring the energy or feelings to the surface, experience them fully and cause the fires of calcination to burn the energy away. Once this step is complete, the process leaves us with a feeling of freedom from the energy.

      Dissolution

      Dissolution is the process of adding the element of water to the ashes of what has been burned by the fires of calcination. This is an emotional stage where the person takes themselves back to “the womb” of childhood where some of the impurities (repressed feelings) were attached and need to be washed away. The feelings, reactions, opinions, thoughts, beliefs, and attitudes must be examined for reality, to find whether they are based on repressed feelings or present facts. This is a stage of anxiety, fear, denial, illusion and possible mental breakdown. When a person moves through this stage they can then look at what is real because feeling all of the negative feelings has now penetrated the illusions.

      Separation

      In this stage of the alchemical process the individual is able to see himself in two parts or the opposites within. The two worlds represented are the world we have created — fueled by what we come from — and the world of consciousness and reality– a world much different from the one we ourselves created. Repressed feelings cause a veil to be produced that causes reality to be skewed. Separation is a process of being able to see and separate the ego self that has been burned in the fires of Calcination and the feelings expressed and released in Dissolution and choosing what is now important to keep of you.

      Conjunction

      Conjunction gives us our first look at the higher realms of existence such as spiritual connection, concept of God, or something greater than ourselves that is outside of and connected to our self. This stage is described in the Emerald Tablet, “That which is Below corresponds to that which is Above, and that which is Above corresponds to that which is Below, to accomplish the miracles of the One Thing.”

      Fermentation

      Fermentation is also known as Putrefaction or decomposition. This decomposition is the rotting of the dead self. There is realization on a deep level of ones deficiencies, and a possibility of mental depression at this stage. To look into the dark shadows of one’s self is to look at what most deny. Jung spoke of the importance of embracing one’s shadow so that the darkness of it could be illuminated. When the shadow is embraced it can be healed with the introspection and understanding of what gave it birth. Regeneration and growth begins to take place during this stage.

      Distillation

      Distillation is another wash of the parts of the personality that no longer work with the new self that has been uncovered. Human beings grow attached to the material world along with their thoughts, beliefs and opinions. This stage of the work calls us to release attachment to everything and feel detachment as a true form of love. This form of love is from a higher level and not a form that is usually practiced until we have let go of our attachments to end results or the future. Distillation helps wash away the dark matter of attachment and reveal the deeper intuitive self in its purest form– light and Oneness.

      Coagulation

      This is the last stage of the alchemical process. The balance of the opposites creates a balance and harmony necessary to easily move between the two realms of matter and spirit. The person that has successfully accomplished this stage has completed unification within themselves on all levels. They have been able to join spirit and soul with the body, separating them from everything that would hinder them ascension into the union with the Divine. This is the stage of the phoenix rising from the ashes and the complete resurrection.”

      http://www.hollingsworthcounseling.com/stages.htm

      1. Robert Barricklow

        All the world’s a stage,
        All the men & women merely players;
        They have their exits and their entrances,
        And one man in his time plays many parts,

        His acts being SEVEN AGES.

  6. Tor, your last sentence sums it all up: “I get the impression that Paracelsus would look at transhumanism and consider it to be degenerate sorcerery, based on misunderstanding.”

    But not based on misunderstanding, based more on what JRR Tolkien perceived in his Ring Trilogy.

    More like Alex Jones’ “Prison Planet”.

    A wet dream for the Banksters; degenerate souls in skin-walking suits, making it illegal to reproduce, because they will make it illegal for the indentured soul to leave their employ, die.

    Peace, Best Wishes and Hope

  7. FYI: I just received Transhumanism from Amazon. (Now reading Naomi Klein’s Shock Doctrine — hmmm.)

  8. Your insights are really interesting to me. I wonder though, when you discuss David Hudson in your Philosopher’s Stone, and as I understand Hudson’s actual operation, which was a calcination of gold, and when you ingest this calcinated gold, was Hudson concerned with making some technological modification? Or did Hudson feel that the immutable nature of man was being hindered by his animal nature, but the calcinated gold has the power to raise the consciousness of man to something more in accord with his divine nature, rather than having his consciousness centered in his animal nature? By my own theory, man’s consciousness was once centered in his Ajna Chakra, and some astronomical event took placed that caused that consciousness to move to his Base Chakra. Perhaps this took place because at one time the solar system was much more electrically dynamic than it is now. If there truly was an ancient civilization, and these people were so advanced, wouldn’t it be reasonable to assume that they were so advanced because they were conscious on a completely different level than we are today? Isn’t alchemy more about a theory that it’s possible to restore humanity to that ancient condition, not through any technological means, but through a spiritual means, and understanding the theory enables the adept to apply his knowledge to the end of making a universal medicine in a laboratory? As you say, music was the first unified field theory. I think maybe Pythagoras thought so too. Isn’t it about raising frequency to higher octaves, and this will modify your electromagnetic field, and change your consciousness? How would technology accomplish that? To me, electricity is the channel of consciousness, and the degeneration that we experience today, and can be seen in so many degenerate youths and stupid leaders, is because of a degenerating electromagnetic aura which surrounds collective humanity, centered in a base Chakra. In reading Paracelsus, it doesn’t seem to me that he was talking about technological modifications to man’s animal nature. It seem to me to be more the case that he was saying that Alchemy provides a complete unified field theory, and in mastering it, you not only end up with a better understanding of physics, but you understand your divine nature, what it’s made out of, how it works, and how to direct it as a means to any end that you would ever wish to accomplish. Also, that you absolutely are immortal, and you can do away with blind faith religions, because in mastering Alchemy, you don’t need blind faith anymore. You have understanding. I think the “Philosopher’s Stone” is the very same “Tablets of Destiny” used to power and operate the Giza Death Star, and I think it had many other applications, because it’s not some ranting and speculation of a philosopher regarding the nature of reality. The stone is real, a real philosopher can make it, it can be understood, and it will do everything the legends say that it does. I get the impression that Paracelsus would look at transhumanism and consider it to be degenerate sorcerery, based on misunderstanding.

    1. if you could clone yourself you would pass the gold, technology and knowledge onto your clone….now if your slaves decided to ….take it over for themselves,… kill the clone and live as a god. Not having the faculties of a divine intellectual, just eating pains…and a knowledge that retribution is inevitable…a last supper

      1. I think Paracelsus had the divine faculty, and thought everybody else did too. I think he believed that consciousness was tuned to a bad frequency with a lot of static, but the problem could be fixed. If he was truly in possession of a faculty lacking in the rest of humanity, then I think that it was terribly cruel of him to mock physicians by cutting up dung. I think passing on gold, technology, and knowledge to a clone would just enable a wealthy, dangerous clone to commit atrocities. That’s just my theory though.

    2. Frankie Calcutta

      From that great alchemical physics manual the Yoga Sutras:

      YS 1.2 “Yogah chitta vritti nirodha”

      Psychological translation:

      Yoga [is] the restraint (nirodha) of the fluctuations (vritti) of the Mind (chitta).

      Alchemical Physics translation (which is just a literally & grammatically correct as other translation):

      The Connection or Yoke of the Individual with the Universal / The identical matrix coordinates or signatures of microcosm to macrocosm (yoga) controls (nirodha) the torsion/spinning (vritti) of the Zero-point Field / Cosmic Matrix.

      1. This is good Frankie. If we add Transhumanism, we could add technological modifications, producing a torsion controlled superior rap star, better enabled to bust a cap in a disarmed homeowner. 🙂

        1. Frankie Calcutta

          Tor,

          I can’t take credit for that one. The translation and commentary comes from that great American sadhu and yogic alchemist, Yogi Arya.

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