Tuesday, 16 December 2014

syntax of her dreaming

'...What if She set up this experiment so that no single human subject can reach complete happiness—first of all She set it up that complete happiness for every single human animal is possible. But She set it up so that each individual can only reach complete happiness through and will the happiness of all others. Except those others who chose to dwell in their own unhappiness. See that qualification and why that qualification? I don’t think I have to elaborate; I think I did it fairly well.
Now, think about it. Reflect on it, because I am reflecting on it myself. And I am reflecting on, first of all, is that qualification valid? Look around you. You can or cannot do something about the uhappiness that comes from comes from the way people treat you—certainly if you are a woman and in an abusive relationship. Or if you a man and in an abusive, manipulative relationship that makes you unhappy. If you want to go a little further you can say you allow yourself to be unhappy, as you are affected by the behavior of that person, but still the unhappiness is due to treatment. Let’s not dismiss this point. Humans animals do not treat each other in ways to foster happiness. But at the same time, just consider with me that it may be impossible to do anything about people who dwell in their own unhappiness. So it’s some kind of qualification here and at some point, say if we are in a community of say 500 people and I share happiness with you and we are happy together and we do not mistreat each other in any way that would cause unhappiness, that would be a wonderful situation. But could we still do something about people who dwell in unhappiness, see what I mean?
So I don’t think… I’m not sure that the experiment was designed in such a way that the power of happiness as a synergism of happiness—joy, delight, freedom—would raise every human animal to the same level of happiness, but it would certainly make it possible for every human animal to achieve that level. That’s the second strand of Her code.
Now we come to the third strand and that involves the question, ‘how subjective is this experiment?” Or to put it in a more elaborate syntax—how subjective is the interactivity of a subject with the objective process of the experiment? You know that question brings to mind you know what. Good ol’Werner Heisenberg—and the Copenhagen School of Physics, blah, blah, blah. Now this is a chapter of history of physics which is a deplorable and disgusting record of fraudulence and ignorance as far as I’m concerned—but it’s an important chapter. Because there was Werner Heisenberg—I think it was in the 30’s—having discussions with Albert Einstein about who knows what—and among those discussions came up the subject of uncertainty.
So what is Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle? Well you know, don’t you: that the act of observation alters the process being observed. Now take a close look that: look at the language. The act of observation alters the process being observed. Now what does the proposition imply regarding this experiment? It implies that there are two components: the process being observed—which is the experiment itself—and the act of observation. But who is at the source of the act of observation? Well it’s the observer.
Now the syntax of Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle doesn’t really state the observer. I could restate it in this way; the process of observation conducted by an observer alters the process being observed. That’s a much better syntax, and in that syntax, there are two clear interactive components: the observer and the process being observed.
Now I would ask you to let’s take one more step—and reframe Heisenberg’s principle so it becomes a more complete, inclusive, holistic proposition. Because if the act of observation conducted by the observer can alter the process being observed—then why can’t the process being observed alter the observer? It’s a 2-way interaction. The process being observed—which is the phenomenon of the natural world in which the human subject is inserted—can certainly be affected by the observer. But likewise, the observer can be affected by the process. The observer is not neutral.
So what we want to do is tease out the 3rd strand of Her code by modifying the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle.
Now shamans in a telestic method of the mysteries certainly understood both sides of this principle—anyone who undergoes an altered state or enters heightened perception through the use of sacred plant teachers will understand the proposition of Heisenberg in the reformulation I just proposed. The first thing that happens to you in these experiences of heightened perception is that you—the observer—are altered by what you observe. See that part is left out of Heisenberg’s proposition, isn’t it? (chuckle). That’s the problem with science.
But to the degree you surrender in ecstatic emersion to what you observe—to the degree that you can allow it to alter you—which it does by seizing you in an ecstatic manner—then you also claim your capacity to alter it—and that is your entry into the super real. It has to be both.
So the 3rd incline-the third proposition—is developing in your mind and mine right now, from this briefing on, it is developing in that manner and along those lines.
Can you see the doubling; the feature of doubling in the syntax? Where Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle has to be modified? The act of observation conducted by an observer alters the process being observed just as the process being observed alters the observer. This is an Idris principle—this is an Idris principle and it is an initial strand of code in the syntax of Her dreaming. So I look forward to developing this strand with you as we proceed.
And in concluding this briefing I want to assure you of something. And this is a most wonderful truth. I can attest to this truth out of my depth of my experience as a seeker and a shaman. This is one thing I’ve learned that is gloriously, fantastically wonderful.
When it comes to the content of Her dreaming—any human animal…any human individual…any human mind… can only learn so much. Even if you’re a polymath—even if you are like Goethe—who was a polymath naturalist who explored morphogenesis plants—who explored light theory—Goethe’s theory of color—who explored the formation of human bones—and other things—even if you are of that nature—there is only so much that one human can learn about the processes of the natural world content of Her dreaming. Now you can learn how water works…you can learn what are the properties of aloe vera—you could spend your whole life just learning what the properties of aloe vera are. Suppose you became a botanist and learned the properties of 200 plants—this would be fucking miraculous—but the bounty and complexity of the content of Her dreaming is so vast, that each human can only learn a sliver of it.
But when it comes to learning the syntax of Her dreaming, you can learn it all. All. In fact, that’s what you’re in the process of doing as you hear me speak these words. Those today in planetary tantra who undertake this commitment to learn the syntax of Her dreaming and reach the super real can learn it all; hence the gnostics were called ‘those who knew all’. Do you see that? Doesn’t mean they knew all there was to know about the natural world and the starry worlds—no. They knew a lot about the natural world and the starry worlds—and they knew it, baby—in granular detail—but when you apply that definition—those who knew the all—you need to understand what ‘the all’ is—and it’s the totality of the syntax of Her dreaming.
And I can guarantee you that it is simplific. This is a word that I love this word. And I invented this word when I was teaching a class in Santa Fe. Not ‘simplistic’—‘simplific’. Simplific The syntax of Her dreaming when you know it—is simplific. It is the essence of simplicity but it is not simple.

So I offer that characterization and conclude this briefing with that thought—and extend to you all huge gratitude for being in this experiment with me—and for collaborating with this exploration of the designs and purposes of the Wisdom Goddess.' John Lamb Lash

Saturday, 29 November 2014

entheogens and cultural deconditioning

This interview really warms up and a fascinating subject area is covered including the significance of particular serotonin receptor sites and a meaningful discussion of the entheogens with regard to human potential.  I have a sightly different understanding of the timeline and unfolding of the human story and less enthusiasm for religion but the discussion here is high;y relevant to the human predicament.  I sense that our initial initiation into entheagenic consciousness was through our connection with fruit trees and that later other species such as mushrooms helped partially reawaken this.  I can't remember whether it was on this audio or just around the same time that I heard the remark that alcohol is the ultimate anti-entheagen.  An interesting comment I feel; for me  alcohol in any quantity beyond the small amounts that occur naturally in the matrix of a plant ferment disturb the connection that is sustained by an entheagenic diet.

"There's some universal human values that are programmed into our species that emerge when people use these medicines again...medicines don't necessarily give you that rather they decondition things that have been overriding that message...what seems to emerge is  a world view similar to the ancient world"  Daniel Vitalis

"We have a rich repository of receptors for these substances and we even produce some of the substances seemingly for no other purpose than to elicit these experiences which says something very fundamental about ho we need to remember we are" Nora Gedgaudas

Note on entheagen from Frank Mc Eowen  The Spiral of Magic and Belonging: A Celtic Path of Soul and Kinship:  'Entheogen literally means "revealer of the God within" and I propose that entheagen "the Goddess within" could also be used.'  

Thursday, 27 November 2014


"A healer,to be effective must have the wisdom to recognise the ultimate substantiality of a disease if she or he is to envision its absence and accomplish its removal."

Miranda Shaw, Buddhist Goddesses of India

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

intuitive people


10 Things Highly Intuitive People Do Differently

Intuition is challenging to define, despite the huge role it plays in our everyday lives. Steve Jobs called it, for instance, “more powerful than intellect.” But however we put it into words, we all, well, intuitively know just what it is.
Pretty much everyone has experienced a gut feeling — that unconscious reasoning that propels us to do something without telling us why or how. But the nature of intuition has long eluded us, and has inspired centuries’ worth of research and inquiry in the fields of philosophy and psychology.
“I define intuition as the subtle knowing without ever having any idea why you know it,” Sophy Burnham, bestselling author of The Art of Intuition, tells The Huffington Post. “It’s different from thinking, it’s different from logic or analysis … It’s a knowing without knowing.”
Our intuition is always there, whether we’re aware of it or not. As HuffPost President and Editor-in-Chief Arianna Huffington puts it in her upcoming book Thrive:
“Even when we’re not at a fork in the road, wondering what to do and trying to hear that inner voice, our intuition is always there, always reading the situation, always trying to steer us the right way. But can we hear it? Are we paying attention? Are we living a life that keeps the pathway to our intuition unblocked? Feeding and nurturing our intuition, and living a life in which we can make use of its wisdom, is one key way to thrive, at work and in life.”
Cognitive science is beginning to demystify the strong but sometimes inexplicable presence of unconscious reasoning in our lives and thought. Often dismissed as unscientific because of its connections to the psychic and paranormal, intuition isn’t just a bunch of hoo-ha about our “Spidey senses” — the U.S. military is even investigating the power of intuition, which has helped troops to make quick judgments during combat that ended up saving lives.
“There is a growing body of anecdotal evidence, combined with solid research efforts, that suggests intuition is a critical aspect of how we humans interact with our environment and how, ultimately, we make many of our decisions,” Ivy Estabrooke, a program manager at the Office of Naval Research, told the New York Times in 2012.
Here are 10 things that people in touch with their intuition do differently.

“It’s very easy to dismiss intuition,” says Burnham. “But it’s a great gift that needs to be noticed.”
The No. 1 thing that distinguishes intuitive people is that they listen to, rather than ignore, theguidance of their intuitions and gut feelings.
“Everybody is connected to their intuition, but some people don’t pay attention to it as intuition,”Burnham say. “I have yet to meet a successful businessman that didn’t say, ‘I don’t know why I did that, it was just a hunch.’”
In order to make our best decisions, we need a balance of intuition — which serves to bridge the gap between instinct and reasoning — and rational thinking, according to Francis Cholle, author of The Intuitive Compass. But the cultural bias against following one’s instinct or intuition often leads to disregarding our hunches – to our own detriment.
“We don’t have to reject scientific logic in order to benefit from instinct,” says Cholle. “We can honor and call upon all of these tools, and we can seek balance. And by seeking this balance we will finally bring all of the resources of our brain into action.”

If you want to get in touch with your intuition, a little time alone may be the most effective way. Just as solitude can help give rise to creative thinking, it can also help us connect to our deepest inner wisdom.
Intuitive people are often introverted, according to Burnham. But whether you’re an introvert or not, taking time for solitude can help you engage in deeper thought and reconnect with yourself.
“You have to be able to have a little bit of solitude; a little bit of silence,” she says. “In the middle of craziness … you can’t recognize [intuition] above all of the noise of everyday life.”

“Creativity does its best work when it functions intuitively,” writes researcher and author Carla Woolf.
In fact, creative people are highly intuitive, explains Burnham, and just as you can increase your creativity through practice, you can boost your intuition. In fact, practicing one may build up the other.
Meditation and other mindfulness practices can be an excellent way to tap into your intuition. As the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute explains, “Mindfulness can help you filter out mental chatter, weigh your options objectively, tune into your intuition and ultimately make a decision that you can stand behind completely.”
Mindfulness can also connect you to your intuition by boosting self-knowledge. A 2013 study published in the journal Perspectives on Psychological Science showed that mindfulness — defined as “paying attention to one’s current experience in a non-judgmental way” — may help us to better understand our own personalities. And as Arianna Huffington notes in Thrive, increased intuition, compassion, creativity and peace are all wonderful side effects of meditating.

“The first thing to do is notice — keep a little journal, and notice when odd things happen,” Burnham says. You’ll gain a keen sense for how often coincidences, surprising connections and on-the-dot intuitions occur in your daily life — in other words, you’ll start to tap into your intuition.
Intuitive people learn to tune into their bodies and heed their “gut feelings.”
If you’ve ever started feeling sick to your stomach when you knew something was wrong but couldn’t put your finger on what, you understand that intuitions can cause a physical sensation in the body. Our gut feelings are called gut feelings for a reason — research suggests that emotion and intuition are very much rooted in the “second brain” in the gut.

Mind reading may seem like the stuff of fantasy and pseudo-science, but it’s actually something we do everyday. It’s called empathic accuracy, a term in psychology that refers to the “seemingly magical ability to map someone’s mental terrain from their words, emotions and body language,” according to Psychology Today.
“When you see a spider crawling up someone’s leg, you feel a creepy sensation,”Marcia Reynolds writes in Psychology Today. “Similarly, when you observe someone reach out to a friend and they are pushed away, your brain registers the sensation of rejection. When you watch your team win or a couple embrace on television, you feel their emotions as if you are there. Social emotions like guilt, shame, pride, embarrassment, disgust and lust can all be experienced by watching others.”
Tuning into your own emotions, and spending time both observing and listening to others face-to-face can help boost your powers of empathy, says Reynolds.

Burnham recommends paying attention to your dreams as a way to get in touch with your mind’s unconscious thinking processes. Both dreams and intuition spring from the unconscious, so you can begin to tap into this part of your mind by paying attention to your dreams.
“At night, when you’re dreaming, you’re receiving information from the unconscious or intuitive part of your brain,” says Burnham. “If you’re attuned to your dreams, you can get a lot of information about how to live your life.”

Few things stifle intuition as easily as constant busyness, multitasking, connectivity to digital devices and stress and burnout. According to Huffington, we always have an intuitive sense about the people in our lives — on a deep level, we know the good ones from the “flatterers and dissemblers” — but we’re not always awake enough to our intuition to acknowledge the difference to ourselves. The problem is that we’re simply too busy.
“We always get warnings from our heart and our intuition when they appear,” she writes in Thrive. “But we are often too busy to notice.”
Strong emotions — particularly negative ones — can cloud our intuition. Many of us know that we feel out of sorts or “not ourselves” when we’re upset, and it may be because we’re disconnected from our intuition.
“When you are very depressed, you may find your intuition fails,” says Burnham. “When you’re angry or in a heightened emotional state … your intuition [can] fail you completely.”
The evidence isn’t just anecdotal: A 2013 study published in the journal Psychological Science showed that being in a positive mood boosted the ability to make intuitive judgments in a word game.
That’s not to say that intuitive people never get upset — but your intuition will fare better if you’re able to mindfully accept and let go of negative emotions for the most part, rather than suppressing or dwelling on them.

Credits: **This article was originally featured on: HuffingtonPost

opening fermented beverages

Tutorial on how to  open naturally carbonated lacto fermented beverages such as jun, kombucha or even water kefir without t them exploding and going all over your kitchen/living room but more importantly  without wasting any.

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

the exceptional life

"Who or what exactly in this Genius?  It is not a "higher self" that floats above the ego.  Nor is it the spectre of a disembodied, immortal soul.  It is more like a supernatural force that presses into the personal ego from the Deep.  As a presence in the background, it haunts the dimension of Lookback Time, the remote past;yet it makes itself known as a voice calling from the future..."
John Lamb Lash, Quest for the Zodiac

Friday, 21 November 2014

psychedelics are part of the diet with dennis mckenna


Dennis McKenna points out that our natural diet is psychoactive.  We bred the alkaloids out of plant foods because they taste bitter.
All true psychedelics are serotonin 2A agonists.  They act like the native neurotransmitters but have  a different effect.   They change our relationship to nature.  The idea of separation from nature and the devaluation of nature is really the legacy of 2000 years of Judeo-Christian influence on our culture where the message is 'don't value existence in this world your reward is in the next world.'