Archive for March, 2010

First Impressions of The Cryptoterrestrials

March 30, 2010

I received my copy of Mac Tonnies’ “The Cryptoterrestrials” today and I just finished reading it. I will need to time to digest and absorb, but here are my first impressions.

“The Cryptoterrestrials” balances its contradictory qualities of boldness and subtlety, its profusion of ideas with its laser-like focus and lucidity. Mac’s approach is cyclical, taking us from point to point, paradigm to paradigm, but always returning us to his elegant and “tantalizingly testable” cryptoterrestrial hypothesis before setting out once again.

The power of mac’s work rests not in an attempt to colonize the mind with a new vision of The Truth, but in that it resembles nothing so much as a challenging and subtle instrument, or device of investigation. Whether its findings are positive or negative the instrument has the potential to reveal fundamental dynamics in our relationship to these most liminal of phenomena.

Q&A

March 28, 2010

The following is the result of a written exchange between myself and an acquaintance to whom I was guided to convey a perception. In reading something that she wrote I gained the perception of a hand of darkness reaching through higher dimensional reality and into her mind. There it twists the strands of light that comprise her thoughts, emotions and energy in a way that I did not perceive as being in her best interest. After conveying this perception she asked many questions which I numbered and answered individually. Numbered sections in quotes are her questions while each following section in plain text is my response. By way of clarification, the reference to “dionysian chaos” in her first comment is drawn from her writings which initiated my perception.

Edit: A further note, as always, when I slip into a declarative voice this indicates the declarative way in which the information is perceived on my part. It does not indicate a blind surety in the accuracy of my statements, though the great majority have been born out to one extent or another by my continued experience.

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1. “Well, I don’t think one can quite identify ‘dionysian chaos’ exclusively with ‘darkness’. As I hinted at above, it’s certainly a double-edged sword, like most things.”

That my perception occurred while reading your description does not imply that I was perceiving your own perception, nor does it imply an ideological stance toward all dionysian or chaotic tendencies. It merely implies that the words formed a connection or gateway to some underlying reality that *may* have very little to do with your personal subjective experience. Nor does my perception have to be perfectly accurate.

2. “I also feel that whatever has recently contributed to my perpetual anxiety and unease has to be of my own making.”

I was of the very strong feeling that all of our emotions and internal struggles originated from within our selves, and thus must be addressed there. I still *am* to a great extent. I just became aware that emotion was an energy that transcends physical conditions and that it may come both from within and without. It has taken me years of contemplation, meditation and learning to discern the difference between my own emotions, feelings and thoughts, and those that may be imposed upon me. Much of your feelings probably do come from within yourself, even if they may be enhanced or augmented externally.

3. “It’s interesting that you can “see” something that pertains to the spiritual/conscious state of a person you’ve never come into the remotest physical contact with (or at least whose ‘presence’ you have to reduce to a series of written passages). Is this uncommon?”

This is common. Space is not the limiting factor. Connection is the limiting factor. We are connected a little by our shared words and pictures, as well as the intellectual and emotional content behind them. Physical connection can be much more intuitive, but is not necessary.

4. “What do you believe to constitute “dark” forces, in general? Where do they originate (I presume we concur in ultimately attributing them to mortal vice and its associated energies? Or do you actually believe in some personified evil?) Aren’t such forces as likely to have originated with their ‘target’ as they are to be ‘external’?”

Your view is too small. There is no distinction between the “evil” of human beings and the evil of forces that you would consider to be supernatural. Evil is just a form, as are all definitions of good and evil. To ask about its source is just to ask about the source of form. I do not generally deal with the term evil because it usually doesn’t help me in my work. I deal with specific cases that are often intimately complex. I do use the terms negative and positive, but they do not mean good and evil. They are a spectrum from complete separation from the unity of all being, to complete unity with being. Separation requires that one feed on the energy of others. Unity is to take your energy from all being.

There is often a reciprocity, in that if a person is suffering from the interference of negative forces that there is some aspect of their being that must be healed. Rarely there is some form of poetic justice, but most of the time there is merely the torment of a person that does not know how to heal.

5. “Likely following from your answer to the above question, how can external forces influence the consciousness of another, are these ‘forces’ usually acquainted with their ‘targets’ through some other means/what makes one make one particularly vulnerable to such influence (and can one make oneself immune to it), what motives might external forces possess in exercising this influence? ”

Read “The Big Picture” in the introductory section if you have not already. We are all systems of energy, relatively relating to one another by the state of that energy. Most of the forces I deal with are of a very different kind of energy than our physical bodies. Even so, the energy they are composed of relates to ours enough that they can interact. The ways that they can interact are governed by both naturalistic principles and bureaucratic rules which are maintained and enforced by other beings of a non-physical energy state.

A human being’s vulnerability to influence is governed by a very large number of factors that can interact in non-intuitive ways. These include, but are not limited to: Emotional intelligence, sensitivity and awareness, Analytical intelligence and self awareness, energetic/qi sensitivity, physical health and well being, psychological health and well being, soul/pre-life agreements and contracts, past life issues including karma, unresolved timelines, contracts and affiliations/affinities with harmful energetic intelligences and forces.

Motives for influencing a human being’s behavior include: Food(energy, emotional and otherwise), job (contracted to do, or make something happen) and fun, or some combination of the three. It’s just amusing to mess with beings which are largely unaware of your presence, particularly if you’ve never been incarnate and don’t understand pain.

6. “I seldom meet people of faith whom I don’t find it impossible to engage in thorough, analytic conversations with (regarding that faith), so I apologize if I end up questioning you for those legions of people I couldn’t. I live in a staunchly atheistic world, which frequently aggravates me, but I can’t say I’ve ever found the other side to be more agreeable (however innocuous it seems in theory).”

I am not particularly a person of faith. Everything I have written about is either derived from my personal experiences or something that I have reasonably drawn from the works of others. Almost everything in this post is just my personal experience. Neither do I identify as a theist. At least no more than a Daoist monk might, for example. I deal with a specific set of knowledge and experience that changes and grows as more becomes apparent.

One Year

March 27, 2010

This is Wild Rote’s 1st birthday.

Enjoy.

Introduction To Muscle Testing for Communication with Non-physical Beings

March 24, 2010

This is a link to my original written description of this technique.

St. Patrick’s Rune

March 17, 2010

“At Tara in this fateful hour,
I place all Heaven with its power,
And the sun with its brightness,
And the snow with its whiteness,
And the fire with all the strength it hath,
And the lightning with its rapid wrath,
And the winds with their swiftness along their path,
And the sea with its deepness,
And the rocks with their steepness,
And the Earth with its starkness
All these I place
By God’s almighty help and grace
Between myself and the powers of darkness!”

The rune of Saint Patrick is supposedly derived from Saint Patrick’s Breastplate, but I first heard my mother read it from A Swiftly Tilting Planet, by Madeleine L’Engle. Perhaps it’s because I heard them when I was a child, but the words have power for me.

Meditation for Raising the Dimensional Frequency of Energy

March 14, 2010

There is a single point of light in the void. It draws itself out into a into a brilliant line. This line begins to spin, faster and faster. Eventually the line spins so quickly that it looks like a circle, its ends describing the circumference. The circle begins to spin. Its edges describe the surface of a sphere. Soon the circle appears to be a sphere. Now the sphere does something that you can’t quite see with just your eyes. It pulses, both in and out, into many spheres, spinning into a higher dimension where each sphere is connected like folded taffy and the inside of a mitochondrion.

This picture is helpful, but not perfect. All of the spheres are really connected and only have one continuous internal space, but you can’t see that in 3D.

I see this set of visuals in my mind all the time. They also happen to be a meditation for raising the dimensional frequency of energy. Technically the visualizations go from zero dimensional to fourth dimensional, but that’s only to give your systems the right idea so they can handle the heavy lifting for you. You can go much further than zero to four if you allow your intuitive systems to take over, but the visualizations help to begin the process.

My Cosmic Bet

March 11, 2010

This post originally went up Thursday morning, but I took it down because it was more catharsis than substance. I attempted to rewrite it to be of use to others, but I found the only meaning at the heart of this constellation is my personal and very subjective state of mind. Take it for what it is worth, an internal monologue from a young man in slightly unusual circumstances.

My Cosmic Bet: “I am making a very dear bet with my life. Every practical piece of wisdom and knowledge tells me that I should be frenetically preparing my home for the changes that are coming to the world and our way of life in North America. I should be researching and installing solar panels and heaters. I should be planning a garden for the spring. I should be getting to know my neighbors and talking to them about their plans for the future, particularly if collapse is more swift and complete than I hope it may be.

I am not doing these things.

I sit and open myself to the Music. The plates of my skull creak and shift. My throat and breath pulse in rhythm. My lymph ducts follow, flowing from my jaw and ears down my arms and sides. Calculated shifts, no neurological pathology. I am changing, becoming something I can only glimpse.

I have the energy to take care of myself and very little more. Sometimes I sleep for twelve hours. Sometimes I don’t sleep at all, usually because I know something bad is waiting for me, or I am in a storm of sensations that will not let me rest.

As I sit I am confronted by my emotions. Past shames and angers. I am left to let my mind go quiet and to see them in crystal clarity, to let them go. I see what pain is still mine to work through, and I see what belongs to the imps and entities that come to taunt and torment me with pains long released. The filthy clerks of pain that bind us all in muck and mire.

I have seen good people, those I have loved and cared for among them, sell their lives bitterly in time, thought, feeling and energy for the smallest gains in the human condition. They have fought ignorance, greed, prejudice, pain, hunger and impoverishment of every kind. I owe them what is best in my life and in the human world, but I learned that I have no taste for selling my life. Not for so little. Not for one step closer to an ideal which will be snatched away with the fall of our empire. Not to preserve my own life here and now.

I have been asked several times how I, who they see as a gentle mystic, could make it in the harsh world outside the small retreat I have fashioned for myself. The truth is that I’m not really here to “make it.” I am here because there were and are things that need to be done. History has not been kind to mystics and I see no reason that it should be any different for me.

This is my cosmic bet. To trust the flow I have entered. This has been asked of me and I give it, though I am afraid that I am a selfish fool. May it be enough for what I am asked to do, and if not, then hear this. I looked into men’s eyes and saw their souls, I touched hearts and held time and worlds in my mind, I was a terror and a light to dark things and a comfort to those in pain. That is enough for me, if for no one else.”

The Cryptoterrestrials is on the Shelves

March 10, 2010

The Cryptoterrestrials has just been released slightly ahead of what I thought the schedule was (thanks to Mike’s comment that let me know).

Anomalist Books doesn’t seem to have a Canadian distributer, but I’ll still be getting my hands on a copy as soon as I can.

You can us the “Look Inside” feature to read the first few pages of the Cryptoterrestrials on its Amazon.com page. I was blown away just by that small sample.

PS I’ve fallen in love with the beautiful cover art by Nadia Sobin, better known as Araqinta.