Open Thread re NBL Fading Away

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First, my very best wishes to Guy McPherson. Next, a change here. To make for faster and easier loading, if people wish to comment, I thought it would be interesting to try a post without any art or videos, so … Continue reading

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Mister Heartbreak, time and space, more enlightenment, the healing anchor

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The last two-thirds of the book is an extraordinary record of the mythology of the Buryats. The lore is of great interest, resembling in its fluid, dreamlike narrative the Native American tales. There are many elements found elsewhere through Asia … Continue reading

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Enlightenment, thoughts thereupon and thereabout

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  The words ‘mysticism’ and ‘mystical’ are often used as terms of mere reproach, to throw at any opinion which we regard as vague and vast and sentimental, and without a base in either facts or logic. For some writers … Continue reading

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War pigs, utopias, geometric intuition, buggery, techno…

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    Unable to deny that two of its bombs had fallen from the sky—one in a swampy meadow, the other in a field near Faro, North Carolina—the Air Force insisted that there had never been any danger of a … Continue reading

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Pied Pipers, Pandora, Ethereum, Engineers, Creative Destruction

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Inayat Khan smiled at me and asked, “Mr. Senzaki, will you tell me what the significance of Zen is? I remained silent for a little while, and then smiled at him. He smiled back at me. Our dialogue was over. … Continue reading

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Rough and dirty guide to samsara

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    My God, you who are the master of the whole world, what we want is to search for and encounter from where comes sickness, from where comes pain and affliction. We are the ones who speak and cure … Continue reading

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Unreasonable, illogical, irrational, and more…

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Pope Francis has specifically requested to chew coca leaves (coca being the main ingredient in cocaine) for his upcoming visit to Bolivia. via BBC: Coca, the raw ingredient for cocaine, has been used in the Andes for thousands of years … Continue reading

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Sea of God, Hitler, Jesus, God, Leaders, God

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      At a party in Chicago, a young man under the influence of LSD seized a live kitten and ate it. Later, in an effort to explain his action, he said he had felt an urgent need to … Continue reading

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Truth, truth, truth, McKenna

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The thing to take away from this information is that psychic ability is strongly related to specific physiological characteristics.  In other words, it is a genetic predisposition that we can no more alter than our sexual orientation.  We feel and … Continue reading

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NBL again, mean and vicious attack, Lord of the Flies, etc

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  “The locus of collective armed conflict has gradually expanded the battlefield to include the whole earth. In like manner, its duration may now be indefinite, without there being a declaration of war or any armistice (…) For this reason … Continue reading

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