Archive for October, 2009

On the Excessive Identification of Orbs in Photography

October 29, 2009

This was taken from an online discussion on the excessive identification of orbs in photos on popular ghost-hunter/parapsychology programs.

Poster#5: “No, they’re not dust. Every single orb is a ghost. Our world is filled with tiny, stupid ghosts.”

Poster#6: “I don’t think I’ve heard a better description of reality…”

Poster#7: “Tiny, Stupid Ghosts is about the best name for an album I can think of.”

Poster#8: “Great description of Animism, or GREATEST?”

Yes, that is exactly what life is like on so many levels.

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Ways I Was Given

October 29, 2009

Over the last three months my energetic perceptions have shifted. This roughly coincides with and seems to be due to my work with the Music from Beyond the World. Most of this is still in flux, but there are several definite changes in how I work with people.

My mind’s-eye perception of auras and energetic colors has receded somewhat. It’s still there if needed, but it doesn’t leap out at me like it did around this time last year. Additionally I don’t feel as blind when my energetic sight isn’t clear. It used to be terrible for me when I couldn’t see. I have a more continuous feeling of being present in the energy of what is happening around me. I know what is happening without needing to give it a visualization.

I’ve also been very clearly given two ways to work with others that were only made known to me recently. When I look into someones face now it’s like their life is talking to me. They are telling me exactly what they need and showing me the burdens that they bear. The voice gives me even more, not by what it says, but with its strain and timbre. It’s like everyone is constantly broadcasting who they are. It’s a lot less flashy than auras, but it seems to be working very well.

My experience is still very visually active, but I tend to see much more specifically what needs to be worked on or addressed. There is much less of a conceit that what I see has anything to do with physical reality most of the time, unless it actually does.

Mac Tonnies in Memoriam

October 27, 2009

Mac Tonnies defines a period in my life. I was just starting to come into an understanding of my own experience. I was finding all these blogs and websites by crazy, beautiful people and his was first among them. I heard Alan Watts for the first time through his blog, learned about Jacques Valle, and found so many other people who are having a liminal experience right now.

I once wrote “I often feel that Mac is akin to a science fictional monk, wandering the edges of an epistemic breach. He sends us back postcards of the serene, prophetic and catastrophic. He’s also pretty funny.” That still feels right to me.

Mac helped me define myself, and now, to my great regret, for me he’ll always define this time and place in my life.

I could go on and on, but what I need to say is thanks, from me and for all the lives you touched.

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Mac Tonnies was in his own words “a Kansas City, Missouri-based author, blogger, Fortean researcher, and occasional speaker.”

He wrote prolifically at his blog Posthuman Blues, authored two books, Illumined Black and After the Martian Apocalypse, and contributed his essay “The Ancients are Watching” to the anthology Darklore Volume 2. The manuscript for his new book “The Cryptoterrestrials: Indigenous Humanoids and the Aliens Among Us” was scheduled to be finished by November. Hopefully it will still go to print.

Further writings and biographical information can be found on Mac’s website: www.mactonnies.com

Mac Tonnies Has Died

October 23, 2009

Someone wake me up.

Some part of me is still pretending this is a terrible dream, but all his closest friends and colleagues are confirming:

Paul Kimball: http://redstarfilms.blogspot.com/2009/10/mac-tonnies-passes-away.html

Greg Bishop: http://www.ufomystic.com/2009/10/22/mac-tonnies-gone/

Daily Grail: http://dailygrail.com/news/vale-mac-tonnies

Mac was just one of the nicest, most reasonable, and most wonder filled human beings I ever had the pleasure of meeting. I don’t know what else I could say. Goodbye Mac, we miss you.

The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies

October 20, 2009

“At the time it seemed like magic”

That is magick.

Consciousness, That Which Lies Between Things

October 20, 2009

I just came from No Moods, Ads or Cutesy Fucking Icons (Re-reloaded). Go read Peter Watts analysis of a recent paper on consciousness. Both are superb.

I really can’t do justice to the source material with any commentary of my own right now, so I’ll just give you the link: PRISMs, Gom Jabbars, and Consciousness

Society for Scientific Exploration

October 20, 2009

I’ve added the Society for Scientific Exploration to my links.

The society is a “professional organization of scientists and scholars who study unusual and unexplained phenomena” as their home page says.

Generally speaking, I’ve come to think that modern scientific methodology is extremely ill suited to examining subtle realities. Steve Martin once said that “talking about music is like dancing about architecture.” I tend to think a scientific paper about UFO phenomena is like a sonnet about getting smashed at the levi and making out with your girlfriend, or a thrash metal song about samadhi. The words are there, but you missed the point (Total disclosure: I’d read the paper and the sonnet while I was listening to the song and probably enjoy them all. I’m just trying to make a point here). The medium misses the point because the point was to become part of the experience. If you try to prove every step in terms of the one that came before it you’re never going to get there.

Having said all that, I’m enjoying the variety of topics covered in their research section, particularly the papers of Jacques Valle. Particularly particularly “Five Arguments Against Extraterrestrial Origin of Unidentified Flying Objects.”

Thanks to Mac Tonnies at Posthuman Blues for posting a link to the Society and cluing me in.

Edit: Another point about scientific examination of “supernatural” phenomena. It’s a basic and unavoidable part of my experience that if you try to use a 3rd chakra state of consciousness to examine 6th chakra phenomena you are going to get completely messed. This is because not only are your measures of “reality” completely inadequate, but almost everything in that state is intelligent to some extent and most of it will delight and diverting, tricking, confusing and confounding you unless you are guided and/or have some serious ability in those realms.

Shudder (Shiver) Testing

October 20, 2009

A long time ago my mother asked to be given a signal if something wasn’t correct in whatever energy work she was doing. This was way back when my mother was working with the energy healer who helped get us started. Even back then they faced much of the same resistance that her and I still do and it was important to have a real-time means of knowing if a process wasn’t working correctly. The result of this was that my mother began to have sudden, momentary body tremors, shudders or shivers, while she was doing energy work. They would always indicate that something wasn’t working correctly, whether it was a treatment that had failed to finish, or an entity interfering with the process.

Later, she discovered that if she directly asked the universal healing energy a question she would receive a shudder if the answer was “yes” and nothing if the answer was “no,” or if the question couldn’t be answered. This method seemed to work better and more reliably for her than the finger testing method.

My mother’s shudder testing has changed a great deal over time, as has my own experience, but her’s has been much easier to track by its dramatic outward manifestation. While we are working, or just talking sometimes, if she comes to a word that has immediate importance to our work she will often shudder freeze while trying to say it. Fortunately, this only happens under safe conditions where she feels comfortable. This body manifestation also happens when we are trying to remove entities. The situation manifests through her body. That is, if the entity is held in place by something while I’m trying to remove it, her arm(s) may begin flapping in a repetitive motion that we’ve come to know means that something else needs to be done before the entity can be removed.

The two most recent developments in her shudder testing are definite yes/no answers and a direct empathic connection to whatever she surrogates for. Previously, she would only receive a shudder if the answer to a question was a “yes,” but this has recently been refined to the point that she receives answers via her head shaking up and down or side to side. empathic surrogating is likewise a refinement of a technique/phenomena we’ve been using for years. Surrogating is a process by which your own energy systems become entrained with another being or entity. This is relatively easy to have happen in energetic terms. It actually happens accidentally to people who are more open. Through surrogating, my mother was given a way to feel what the beings we work with are feeling. One could equate surrogating with channeling or telepathy, but neither of these seem to describe what is actually happening. In channeling, something else seems to have control of your systems and is using them to send a message. Telepathy implies the reading of thoughts. The actual experience is that part her being is entrained with the other being that we are working with. She isn’t receiving a message or reading thoughts, she is feeling and perceiving what that being is feeling and perceiving. This is amazingly helpful because it allows us to directly access the emotions and intentions of whatever we have been put in contact with. The Music from Beyond the world seems to guide the process very actively. If we are communicating with something we either have work to do with it or it is actively trying to block us from communicating with something else.

I was recently made aware of others who have this kid of experience through the author of the Towards a New World, formerly, In A World Cracking Open. The post where she describes her experiences can be found here. Check the comments for other describing there own experiences.

Three Women, Three Accounts

October 19, 2009

These are three separate accounts of visitation by aliens or fairies, or whatever you like to call them. Reading the accounts together allows the shared patterns and the sharp differences to emerge, while the superficial differences recede. “Encounters With Angels and Water Faeries” is particulalrly insightful into the experience of beings on different frequencies and in different states of consciousness.

1. The Abductee

2. Encounters With Angels and Water Faeries

3. Mary and “Captain”

Analysis:
Conscious Contact from Childhood: 1 and 2
Compulsion to Read/Expand Knowledge: 1, 2, and 3. Extreme in 1 and 2.
Strange bleeding: 1, 2 and 3
Bleeding and Reproductive Abnormalities: 1 and 2. Unknown in 3.
Mystery Scars: 1 and 3. Potentially 2.
Memory Loss: 1 and 3. Potentially present in 2.
Spiritual Message Conveyed By Visitor: 2 and 3. Unknown in 1.
Contact With Visitor correlates with other “supernatural” events: 1, 2 and 3.
Primary Visitor Exhibits Compassion: 2 and 3. 1 is unknown.
Contactee Develops Extreme Sensitivity to Light: 1 only.

Tribal “Stages” of Consciousness

October 8, 2009

Speaker describes five stages of tribal consciousness. A tribe, in this context, is the group of anywhere from 20 to about 150 people that represents any one human beings community that they interact with regularly. The tribe is a more complicated concept than that, but work from that.

The five stages described line up very well with the first five chakras and the states of consciousness that they represent.

Previously, I’ve referred to the fifth chakra state of consciousness as the political state of consciousness. I doubt that many others think of it in that way. It is more often thought of as the centre of true personal and cultural identity, as opposed to the transitory personal and culture identities that we may receive in the second chakra state of consciousness. I choose to think of the fifth chakra state of consciousness as the political state of consciousness because that it the state from which political situations and decisions can best be addressed. Your true identity is present (true values and ideals in the context of this video) yet you have transcended the state where you are holding yourself to be truly separate from the world and the other perspectives that live within it.

My only point of difference worth noting is that to me, looking at these kinds of consciousness as a linear progrssion is a mistake.