Outside the Hall of Mirrors, the sky is black with birds coming home to roost. Some of them have already settled on the rooftops of London. More of them are hovering above an assortment of European capitals, and many more are wheeling above the marble domes and pediments of Washington DC. When they land, their impact will shake the world.

Source: The Archdruid Report

fo real II

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“If you are not at all concerned with the world but only with your personal salvation, following certain beliefs and superstitions, following gurus, then I am afraid it will be impossible for you and the speaker to communicate with each other… We are not concerned at all with private personal salvation but we are concerned, earnestly, seriously, with what the human mind has become, what humanity is facing. We are concerned as human beings, human beings who are not labelled with any nationality. We are concerned at looking at this world and what a human being living in this world has to do, what is his role?”

Jiddu Krishnamurti

via Type_One_.

from the essential DAVID BOHM edited by lee nichol 2004 Routledge

“What we have seen thus far is a progression from explicate order to simple three-dimensional implicate order, then to a multidimensional implicate order, then to an extension of this to the immense “sea” in what is sensed as empty space. The next step may well lead to yet further enrichment and extension of the notion of implicate order, beyond the critical limit of 10 to the negative 33 cm mentioned above; or it may lead to some basically new notions which could not be comprehended  even within the possible further development of the implicate order. Nevertheless, whatever may be possible in this regard, it is clear that we may assume the principle of relative autonomy of sub-totalities continues to be valid. Any sub-totality, including those of which we have thus far considered, may up to a point be studied in its own right. Thus, without assuming that we have already arrived even at an outline of absolute and final truth, we may at least for a time put aside the need to consider what may be beyond the immense energies of empty space, and go on to bring out the further implications of the sub-totality of order that has revealed itself thus far.”

jellyfish

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“Floatation is groovy, and easy, even a jellyfish will agree to that. Yeah, but ol’ jellyfish been floatin’ so long and so slack, Lord, AINT GOTTA BONE IN IT’S JELLY BACK!”

Español: Firma de Jimi Hendrix, realizado en I...

Español: Firma de Jimi Hendrix, realizado en Inkscape por David Torres Costales (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Chaos In All It’s Glory

Dividing all the parts of the world and naming them and symbolizing processes and reactions and determining their relationships has gone about as far as its gonna go within the constraints of self, god, and property. That type of semi-consciousness has created this world that’s collapsing in on itself. Its just like some Einstein said we can’t solve our problems at the same level of consciousness that created them.

As we have evolved we have altered our world. At first slowly, we produce small changes. Technique, beneficial and life enhancing, evolving from the observation of nature – agriculture – radically alters human society and initiates growth and alters the environment. New knowledge produces the technology of metal, again spurring growth and the exploitation of  resources natural and human, affecting further our physical environment and our human relationships causing a need for new techniques and technologies which begin to radically influence all areas of life at an ever increasing scope of dimension and accelerating pace of change.

Technology affects population affects technology causes assault on natural resources and requires new technologies which in turn affects population and pollution and resources and every aspect of human relationship is under siege.

All these changes create waves of influence, the waves overlap, interference waves are created, events change more, unexpected consequences result, initiating further waves that alter the original events which produce new reactions that create new pressures that call forth new responses  which have unforseen effects on the initial causes.

This is the reflection of the functioning of the human brain, the manifestation of human behaviour initiated by thought … a deteriorating process of thought revealed by our electronic nervous system, that is the most blatant manifestation of our common mind.

the only thought
that has any
absolute value
the only thought that is good
the only thought that is necessary
is
rational, logical, scientific
– that thought is aligned with intelligence –
the whole of technique

the thought that is not good
is the thought that is rooted in fear
– in concepts of god and property –

seeking pleasure and avoiding pain
– our primitive self –
the self corrupts the use of our tools
– our technology –
and completely contaminates our environment
– natural, physical, social, psychological –
local and global

THERE IS NO SALVATION

“There is no authority that will solve all our problems – not from the political, religious, or scientific arenas, nor from outer space, nor from the past or future, nor from heaven or hell. There is no conspiracy of do-gooders to change things from behind the scenes. No unknown mystic poet saint will rise from the masses to save the world. Nor is there an inner authority hidden within our brain, waiting to be let out and take charge. We have created this society which is destroying itself and fouling the environment. We create it, all of us together, each moment, with our thought, which determines our behaviour – minute by minute, hour upon hour, day after day, year in and year out.

The manner in which the human brain now functions is the wellspring of man’s sorrow. It produces our personal problems and collectively we have produced the present state of the planet.

Yes, the human brain has created many good and wonderful things. But it is not the good that now dominates the world.”