A 12-year-old Mongolian boy – Uudam (乌达木) who lost his parents at the age of 8 in a road accident singing the song-“Mother in the Dream” (梦中的额吉) to his mother in heaven. He seldom talk about his story but when he miss his mother, he will sing this song. Besides, he always dream about his mother, sitting beside him.
Talented young people in MIT have some interesting projects, among one creating your own Cellphone. For anyone with a bit of insight in the use of a soldering iron and a little understanding of electronics, it can be a great learning experience. And an eye-opener for creativity once the mind discovers the art and possibility of being free of mass-produced design imprint. If you’re not a hands-on kind of person, don’t worry. Check out the origami folding instead.
The horse is a noble creature, blessed with intelligence and unusual sensitivity. Under human control, they can be tools and companions. On a deeper level, horses can teach us more things about ourselves.
Recently – in the wilderness I walked from dense forest into a group of wild horses. Moving quietly, a warm summer midnight with no moon, approaching upwind, they were startled at first, to see me, and I just let instinct take over and handle the rest of the communication. What I observed myself doing surprised me and gave me a rush, it was awesome to feel reconnected to something ancient and forgotten, the ability to communicate with these noble beings. By natural instinct I had determined who was the leader stallion. This was the commander in chief of the herd, standing between me and the rest of the horses, front legs spread slightly, puffing air heavily through the nostrils, and thus signalling “halt! who goes there!”
I had to identify my intentions just like when approaching any human frontier or army base, or face possible attack if my presence was at any time deemed unwelcome. I kneeled with the same grace as a nobleman being granted audience before a king, and indeed, the energy in the air was electric and tense. The ears of the leader stallion were laid back, and hooves scraped ground, signalling dominance. Then, without words, it was as if the leader horse said: “approach!” but no sound or visual queue, it was only in my mind, not actually words but more a telepathic kind of contact.
This sounds weird so far, huh? I think so too. But I am explaining this because I want to share an experience. And that is kind of what this blog is all about.
So I approach the leader horse and he could in an instant obliterate me is he wanted. If I ran away, he could chase me. I relied on the telepathic diplomacy. It worked. Just letting go of any rational thought, I was able to listen to the faint voice that often drown in a modern rational world. I was sniffed and gently nibbled in the hair, sort of the way you would pat a child on the head. I was granted audience and allowed to approach the group, the leader horse now following me closely watching my every move.
I was in the center of the group, all the horses surrounding me, and they gently smelled me and allowed me to touch them and I felt very welcomed and humbled by the way I had been respectfully received. There was no hint of fear or suspiciousness apart from the fact I was very well guarded – and somehow it made me feel just safe. After this brief encounter, I was able to leave the group with the leader horse following me to the invisible border to the continued wilderness.
I was again alone, continuing my trek through the nature and forest in solitude and silence, thinking I had reconnected a little bit more with nature.
- There is a rich tradition of horse worship throughout the world, particularly in Mongol, Celtic, Germanic and Scandinavian cultures. In the world of Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, the land of Rohan is home to a horse cult. Its leaders are ‘horse-lords’, its warriors skilled riders with armour decorated with horse symbols.
- Ross Sutherland delivers a poem called ‘Horse at midnight’ with over 60 consecutive adjectives to describe a horse.
- In literature and art, the horse is both a symbol of power, beauty and sensuality.
The atmosphere itself is quite well done, and the actors deliver quite a convincing performance.
I’ve built a tolerance level for both horror movies and real paranormal phenomena, but this TV series is so creepy, the feeling of not being safe, any time, kind of rubs off.
Every culture has storytelling as a central part of transmitting knowledge, often through symbols and metaphors. I started wondering why the culture we live in focuses on this storytelling with increasing intensity.
Historically our ancestors gathered around the fire, exchanging stories. As culture grew into modern society, the proverbial stage has given way to modern media, such as television and internet videos. Even the TV series can be downloaded via the internet.
Except for the quantum leap in technology, the cultural storytelling serves the same purpose, to communicate throughout a culture the sublime reality, hopes and dreams but also it’s darkest fears.
There are always social reasons for cultural expression through the arts where the expression of truth could not come in any other way.
Now for my interpretation.
In the series a group of people struggle together as a group, outnumbered by the constant threat of an overwhelming amount of Zombies. The rules of engagement are clear to begin with, the Zombies only have to scratch or bite a human, and they will become infected, thus becoming a Zombie too, and it spreads. Humans can kill a zombie only by damaging the head. Resources are scarce, and humans have to loot parked cars or abandoned buildings in order to get food, fuel, medicine and supplies.
Longer into the series interaction and conflict among different groups of humans also create new dilemmas and results in power shifts and internal struggles.
All of this group-behaviour is similar to developed countries, who realise they are running out of resources fast, and for various moral and social (or religious) reasons act according to some internal rules, but at the end of the day all cultures are obsessed with survival.
The Zombies represent no particular group, but perhaps the suffering people in the world, especially third world countries, but also all the people in wealthy countries who have no power politically and thus are not to be considered with, and/or who are in distress, such as the people affected by natural disaster.
Notice as in season 2, the question of the zombie’s inherent nonhumanity vs humanity is questioned, as the idea of seeing zombies as sick people and not monster emerges.
This realization ultimately also have to give way for survival. As the hero has to shoot one of the group’s 11 year old daughter in the head, because she had turned into a Zombie, everyone in the group including the shooter was crying.
Even the meeting with another group, fully recognizing the other groups humanity, must give way to survival, but in that case, only in two conditions:
1) Where the group doesn’t know eachother (unfamiliarity creates alienation)
2) Where no common interest or mutual benefit is found (no profit)
In one example one group is allowed to stay with another (the hero’s group is allowed to stay on the property of a farm which is also a safe haven, but only for a limited time, while one of the group’s child is mortally wounded due to accidental gunshot).
There is no doubt we are heading for times with less resources
We have already been there for many years, except in the industrialized world, it has been less noticeable.
Ask yourself, how many people go hungry every day. 30% ? 70 %? 90% ?
If you find the real percentage, you may no longer be surprised that this reality, is slowly creeping up on the rich 10% of the world, who have been so priviledged, most children in the western world think meat naturally replicates out of a supermarket freezer in unlimited supply.
and less safety
You will see the slowly creeping reality that as the population increase toward 10 billion, and economic collapse and the end of oil and the increases in weather change and natural disaster, people in the west are slowly beginning to tackle the feeling of being unsafe, and it’s a bitter collective memory from a not so distant past, no more distant than WW2.
and the elite
the elite will be the ‘heroes’ forming groups, and the 99.999 % rest will be treated as Zombies. Killed off, pitied when it can be afforded, rounded up and destroyed to serve the survival of the elite.
no Zombie or Human will be human, while at the same time, both in a sense are, as Humans lost their humanity because of the fight against the Zombies and the fight for survival, and Zombies lost their humanity because of disease.
The disease could be a symbol for an actual disease, or condition such as poverty, war, famine, disaster, etc.
The necessary loss of humanity could be a symbol for the remedy for the cause, i.e. humanity causes the disease, war, famine, etc and being cruel and taking cruel decisions for survival is ‘right’ although arguably sometimes also ‘wrong’.
Post-apocalyptic Zombie movies will challenge the idea of what it means to be human and what it takes to survive when resources are scarce.
I wanted to write with more focus, less distractions. I found an Open-Sourced piece of software that works on Linux (and if you use Windows, or Mac too) called FocusWriter. I fired it up, installed a Vintage Paper theme from blog.scrybr.com.
Instantly I was inspired with the clutterless and organic feel similar maybe to sitting in front of an old-fashioned 1940’s typewriter, I could almost feel and smell paper and machine-oil, and I wrote this enigmatic phrase just out of the blue, which kind of took me by surprise:
It’s not what matters the most, it’s what matters less.
I think now I have what I have always missed, a typewriter and a piece of paper, to focus and write and let creativity flow, and everything I type can instantly be copied and pasted into the modern, digital world. It’s a good bridge between the old way of doing things, and the new way of doing things. I even found the software has built in typewriter sounds.
This will keep me amused and enjoy writing much more, as I continue to need to type texts for projects, work and private subjects, even for this blog.
Update: I had to do this in order to get typewriter sounds to work in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.
Life + Oxygen
The body require oxygen to breathe, for the millions of cells that make up our body to survive. Oxygen is a vital gas needed to burn fuel for energy that power the brain and all the organs, thus making the heart beat, carrying electrical signals throughout the nervous system, brain to function and all biological processes to occur.
Life + Temperature
As it happens the body maintains a solid core temperature of around 36,5 degrees centigrade. Only two degrees less, and the body can suffer hypothermia, and go into shock with lower temperatures resulting in coma or death.
Death + Oxygene
How death occur is little understood on a cellular level. If you watch a cell die under a microscope, the funny thing is that it doesn’t die as oxygen is taken away. But it dies when Oxygen returns after being starved of oxygen. It seems like the cell is programmed to die, hence the medical phrase programmed cell death. Doctors have recently found ways to tinker with Oxygen to delay cell death, such as in the article (1) – cited below.
Death + Temperature
According to some experience people have sometimes survived for 45 minutes without breathing, in a sort of cold stasis, with the body exposed to really low temperatures. This is now exploited in surgery, especially in heart surgery and bypasses, see article (2) cited below. There are now safe methods to cool and revive bodies to bring them in and out of being clinically dead. However there is around 45 minutes time limit for it to be done safely.
Simple immediate factors such as the cell’s environment and access to temperature and Oxygen, as well as the non-naturally occuring exotic Xenon gas, has been shown to greatly influence matters of life and death, so that a person can be clinically dead for 45 minutes and safely be revived. It can then be shown that with modern scientific approach, it might be possible to delay even further, or deactivate the programmed death of a cell, so life could be preserved during trauma, during operations, or even to greatly extend the life of a person.
It’s quite surprising to learn that the key to life and death is found within the single cell and not in the whole organism as such. It’s interesting to know that the aging process itself is a different process than what actually is death, such as in the cases of rare diseases where children age the equivalent of 70 years in around 7 years due to a genetic fault. But to know that every cell is booby-trapped to go off – like a mine – during certain conditions means there must be a key to preventing that signal triggering the suicide of the cell by non-DNA and non-viral methods. Such as what has been shown with these three simple environmental parameters.
It’s time to stop and reflect a little. Today I found some insence and meditated for a while on the status quo.
According to my tarot cards, things are going to be very interesting in the time ahead. I see both success and termoil (Justice). And the key card is the Dragon (no. 11). Perhaps it’s no accident that as I type Venus is passing the Sun, the next generation internet is being released, and perhaps less of a coincidence it’s Sweden’s national day.
So enough with the astrological and cosmic list of coincidence.
Time to get real about the status ahead.
Well then, let’s begin.
When I started this blog, I started because I wanted a place where I could express myself as a Luciferian, having experienced a deep connection with the archetype of Lucifer as a light-bringer, the genius of knowledge, the symbol of the higher self, and all this locked in the proverbial youth of the Indigo Child (although an adult Indigo).
Not as the caricature ‘devil’ or ‘devil worshipper’ that would be such a very Christian way of seeing it.
What did I expect?
I expected perhaps more attacks from Christian individuals and groups. Except one single incident in one year, it did not happen. I am relieved and surprised. Because it means I could focus more on defining Luciferianism toward myself and an informed audience, instead of having distractions of less value interfere with this work. In the same way, I resisted the temptation to interfere with Christian blogs and groups, or any other group for that matter, except the left hand path or Luciferian groups that already had a connection to Luciferianism or the Occult.
Having a webpage is almost like a living notebook. I’ve tried to keep everything open and well defined, except of course certain things to protect the names of individuals. I found that I could finally channel some of the energy and work that I could not channel through my professional, private or occult life (even occultists sometimes misunderstand Luciferianism).
Following and being followed
I’ve gathered a small troupe of regulars who subscribe to my pages. I am honoured, and likewise follow their and other blogs to see and be a part of other people’s ideas. I especially like blogs, since blogs contain long articles that require (most of the time) skilled writing, a feature so often missed in so-called ‘social networks’ where people tend to a) discuss mundane topics, like politics and other mainstream issues that really doesn’t bring any more value to me coming to the internet than I could get in my local café or supermarket. or b) newbies or trolls who ask the same or lame questions about really simple, beginner-level, or far-fetched ideas. Sometimes I wonder if some of these people hanging around in occult/LHP chatrooms all day just sit and smoke marihuana or ganja and see striped brightly-colored elephants all day. Or c) social people who just chat to chat, talk about the weather, or lightly touch some dream or medidtation.
And YES, social media DOES permit people to write LONG essays and yes there are even forums to post blog-like lengthy articles, but then people are typing according to topic in a forum and not redacting according to atheme in their own blog. It’s like lacking a general idea of the form of having a red thread through several articles, not just one, a coherence in character that a blog gives, and a social media gives to a lesser degree.
Don’t get me wrong, WordPress is also social, just think about the comments I get to articles, and the comments I give to other articles. This kind of spontaneous exchange is meaningful and useful. My point is that I wished social networking sites specifically designed for interaction between people would have the same level of quality. The technology makes it possible, although for some reason, 80% of the people don’t generate any added value.
The problem is not limited to blogs or social networking forums, I see the trend is all over the internet, that the quality is reduced. I thought about something on my way back from work today, especially something that Alex Jones wrote; that books are better. It’s true that more recent information will be on the internet, and the internet will always be more updated, but not necessarily more accurate or give the correct depth, or, I should say, time.
Everything on the internet happens so quickly. A twitter message is not just restricted in number of characters, it’s restricted in the sense that it took that many seconds to have an idea flow onto the keyboard and onto the screen, being published. A book goes through months or years of review before being published.
A book can be published via paper or electronically – it doesnt matter the medium of which the book is delivered, but the redaction process.
A blog entry is lightweight chapter in a notebook, of course it is more floating than anything writing a book, but it is a great opportunity to recognise the value of blogs properly redacted, and books, whom by nature is well redacted.
I stumbled across this reading the news, Gary Taubes writes an interesting article in NY Times, perhaps clearing up some prejudice against salt and the perceived health hazard, as it turns out, may not be true:
In 1972, when the National Institutes of Health introduced the National High Blood Pressure Education Program to help prevent hypertension, no meaningful experiments had yet been done. The best evidence on the connection between salt and hypertension came from two pieces of research. One was the observation that populations that ate little salt had virtually no hypertension. But those populations didn’t eat a lot of things — sugar, for instance — and any one of those could have been the causal factor. The second was a strain of “salt-sensitive” rats that reliably developed hypertension on a high-salt diet. The catch was that “high salt” to these rats was 60 times more than what the average American consumes.
Read more: “Salt, We Misjudged You”
From the movie ‘Inception’ by Christopher Nolan:
What’s the most resilient parasite?
An intestinal worm?
Resilient, highly contagious.
Once an idea’s taken hold in the brain it’s almost impossible to eradicate.
A person can cover it up, ignore it- but it stays there.
But surely-to forget…?
But an idea?
Fully formed, understood?
In there, somewhere..