Reconstructing the Twin Towers of My Mind

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Imagination is more important than knowledge – Albert Einstein

The twin towers of my mind started to collapse more or less on the same day the towers collapsed in New York. They had been showing signs of stress for decades, but that event triggered the controlled demolition that caused them to fall.

albert-imaginationBefore that day, I still clung tenuously to the idea that there were limits to what the powers that be in the United States would do. Vietnam had shaken my faith in the system and the collective greed that came to a head in the America of the 80s shook my faith in the people, but I still believed that, all things considered, the United States still stood for things like freedom and democracy. In other words, I still believed in the American myth.

After 9/11, nothing made sense to me anymore. I simply could not bring myself to believe those towers miraculously fell on their footprints. I couldn’t believe how quickly the perpetrators were uncovered and the finger pointed at Osama bin Laden. Abandoned by reason, I tried to imagine an alternative explanation. The one that came to me was too absurd to be true: that George W. Bush and company were responsible for the attacks, were complicit in them, or at the very least cynically used them to their advantage for some nefarious purpose.

Finding nothing on the nightly news that could help me, I started looking online. Little by little, I discovered others were having the same dark thoughts. Little by little, pieces started falling into place, but questions remained. I was uncovering facts and plausible hypotheses, but the tower of my imagination was being reconstructed faster than reason could keep up with it. I was becoming a conspiracy theorist.

“We do know of certain knowledge that he [Osama Bin Laden] is either in Afghanistan, or in some other country, or dead.” – Donald Rumsfeld

Hot on the heels of 9/11 came the invasion of Afghanistan. That didn’t make sense to me, either. Yes, I could sort of sympathize when they said they were going in to flush out bin Laden, but why hang around? Oh! It’s Al Qaeda and the Taliban they’re after, Donald Rumsfeld informed me. The invasion is both part of the brand new War on Terror and “to provide humanitarian relief to Afghans suffering truly oppressive living conditions under the Taliban regime.”*

No sooner had the U.S. settled in in Afghanistan than it started gunning for Iraq. Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) were the reason here. By now, I and millions of others were beginning to smell a rat and speak out about it. I joined a rag-tag anti-war group in my corner of Australia and was relieved to discover I was not alone.

I was also relieved to learn that people who were better educated in physics than I also couldn’t fathom how the twin towers could have pancaked like they did. Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth wasn’t founded until 2006, but many experts in the field were already speaking out. Derided as crackpot conspiracy theorists by the mainstream media and shell shocked Americans, their theories made more sense to those of us who were living outside the thought bubble of the American myth.

I felt sure there was a master plan, but what was it? Then I stumbled across a reference to a document called the Project for a New American Century that spelled out the neocons’ plan for world domination in the 21st century. The document had been written in the 1990s and signed by many of those who came to power in the United States with Bush in 2000. The version I read called for a false flag event to trigger the wars that would lead to this domination. The official website is still online and proudly states that “American leadership is good both for America and for the world; and that such leadership requires military strength, diplomatic energy and commitment to moral principle.”

My tower of reason was growing, but it still wasn’t keeping pace with my tower of imagination. How far were they going to go with this? Would it end at the end of Bush’s tenure in office?

Enter Obama

My friends in the United States passionately supported Barack Obama when he ran for office, but I wasn’t so sure. The words sounded good, but something about his measured speech and the way his eyes moved as he spoke didn’t sit right with me. No sooner did he take office than I began to feel my suspicions vindicated. Revolving door? He appointed Monsanto’s Michael Taylor to his cabinet in a blink of an eye. Close Guantanamo? He blamed the Republicans, but that didn’t smell right, either.

Then came Libya. Same scenario as Iraq and Afghanistan. A construction of lies and then an invasion.

Now that Libya’s out of the way, Obama and company are moving on to Syria. Yes, I know Obama and Kerry talk a good line about sarin gas, but they leave out the proof and the evidence that “rebels” used it. They also sidestep the thorny issue of how great a replacement those rebels would be for Assad. “Oh, we only back the moderates,” they say, but that’s a hard pill to swallow, given the fact that many of those moderates openly declare themselves to be sympathetic to Al Qaeda and do charming things like biting into the heart of a dead enemy.

By now, my tower of reason is well on its way towards reconstruction. The whole charade matches the game plan outlined in the PNAC. My tower of imagination, though, is still way ahead of it. If the PNAC was a neocon plan, then why is Obama so obediently following the game plan? Are the conspiracy theorists who say the Rothchild’s are behind it right? Is the world being controlled by a Satanic group of Illuminati, as some contend? Or are we being manipulated by shape shifting reptilians from outer space?

Before you laugh, consider this: David Icke, the person most responsible for disseminating these conspiracy theories, predicted everything that has happened in this century back in the early nineties, when we all thought everything was rosy in the world. Like you and I, he started off normal enough, but had an experience that changed his life. A popular public figure in England, he became the laughing stock of the country when he started down this path, but he stuck with his convictions.

Pulitzer prize winning author Alice Walker recently came out in support of David Icke, saying:

What I admire most about David Icke is the freedom of his mind. It will go anywhere and often does in bringing together bits and pieces (sometimes whole chunks) of our mysterious human (and other) reality on this planet. Do I believe everything? I don’t think it matters. And so I wish to begin the New Year, 2013, honoring his courage, humility (it may look like arrogance but that is only because he is free of caring what others think), persistence, and freedom of thought.

I particularly like the first sentence: “What I admire most about David Icke is the freedom of his mind.” Maybe that’s why he’s been so prescient. While most of us are burdened by “knowledge” handed down to us by our cultural myth-makers, David Icke broke free into the world of the imagination and assembled a reasonable mythology that actually reflects today’s reality. Then again, maybe the alien shapeshifters are real in the “reasonable” sense of the word. If so, my tower of reason still has some catching up to do.

A third tower fell shortly after the twin towers collapsed — Building 7. Similarly, a third tower fell in my consciousness shortly after reason and imagination came tumbling down. That structure was knowledge. Just as David Icke points out in the video below, while it might make sense that the earth has to be flat in one era, when more information becomes available, we have to let go of previous “knowledge” and find another explanation.

The current architecture of my tower of knowledge looks similar to David Icke’s, but is not adorned with images of reptilians. That’s his vision and while I respect it, the words of an earlier English visionary, William Blake, still ring true to me: “I must create a system or be enslaved by another mans; I will not reason and compare: my business is to create.” I’ll let you know when lightning strikes.

*http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/nation/specials/attacked/transcripts/rumsfeld_100801.htm

Why I Like David Icke Better than Ken Wilber

Note: I wrote the following article as an experiment with an article distribution service. A client wanted ten article distributed through this service and the service offered one extra free submission, so I took it. It has been viewed almost 400 times there, while those I submitted on behalf of my client have been viewed only around 200 times each. Apparently more people are interested in “New Age” thinkers than are interested in buying appliances online.

David Icke and Ken Wilber are two of the most prolific “New Age” writers there are, though neither of them particularly likes the label. In Icke’s case, New Agers are as caught up in the Matrix as anybody else. Wilber likes to identify himself with academics and philosophers and so distances himself from fuzzy headed New Age thinking as much as possible. I can relate to both of these attitudes, but be that as it may, if you go to the bookstore and look for their titles, you will almost certainly find them in the New Age section. Let’s face it, folks – if we’re thinking outside the box, we’re labeled as New Agers whether we wear pastel colored clothes and dance with fairies or not!

I first stumbled across David Icke’s work just after 9/11, when I was trying to find out the facts about that fateful day. Aside from the mainstream stuff, there were a handful of blogs that questioned the official version of the story. Icke’s was one of those blogs. Intrigued by the 9-11 stories he had on his blog, I had a look around to see what he was all about.

In a nutshell, David Icke started out as an ultra-normal British bloke who liked football (soccer) so much he was able to make a career out of it as a television commentator. He was a respected household name in the U.K. until he had a flash of insight and saw that mankind was caught in a hideous matrix of unreality and that we were virtual slaves to a race of reptilian shapeshifters. Instead of keeping this information to himself, he chose to tell the world and in the process became the laughing stock of England. Score one for David Icke! Anybody with enough integrity to put himself on the line like that has to be admired.

Simply because the man had the courage of his convictions and didn’t back down, I gave him the benefit of the doubt and read some more. Although his “Reptilian Shapeshifters” theory was outlandish, I could relate to it on a metaphorical level. I had just begun my studies about the brain and spirituality and was going down a similar path, namely that our “reptile brain” (brain stem and related structures) highjacks our ability to see the bigger picture that our frontal lobes (higher consciousness) have access to. I had also discovered the difference between the way the left brain and the right brain think. David Icke was a right brain thinker. I liked that.

In 2004, I was stuck in the desert in Victorville, California for three months caring for my Dad, who was dying of stomach cancer. There was little I could do for him other than to find him a good hospice, put his affairs in order and pay him a visit every day. For a good chunk of each day and night I had nothing to do. My saving grace was the Victorville Barnes and Noble Bookstore. It was a big, well-stocked store complete with lounge chairs and a Starbuck’s.

I indulged in an orgy of reading while I was there in Victorville and was finally was able to buy a book by David Icke. I chose “Infinite Love is the Only Reality. Everything else is Illusion” because I liked the title.

One day while I was having a coffee in Starbuck’s, a magazine called “What is Enlightenment?” caught my eye. It’s an excellent question, so I picked up a copy and thumbed through it to see what they had to say on the subject. I wasn’t too impressed with the editor’s (Andrew Cohen) opinions, but another regular contributor was a guy named Ken Wilber, who seemed to be pretty intelligent and was billed as “the world’s greatest living philosopher.” After my coffee, I went back inside and looked for a book by that author. When I found nothing in the philosophy section, I asked a sales assistant where I might find his books. I should have known. They were in the New Age section under “W” for Wilber, just a few rows away from “I” for Icke.

After thumbing through a few of them, I purchased “A Brief History of Everything” because it looked liked the best introduction to Wilber’s thinking. I liked the book, but was not blown away by it. He seemed to think a little too highly of himself, but I liked the fact that he wasn’t afraid to think for himself. Wanting to know more about him and what he had to say, I checked out his Integral Naked website.

I was a little disturbed by his website because it seemed to have a cult-like feel to it, in spite of the fact that his readers seemed to be fairly intelligent people who were not cult types. I could live with that, but when Wilber dismissed Walt Whitman as a “nature mystic,” I rebelled. Walt Whitman has been an idol of mine ever since I read “Song of Myself.” These lines in particular hit me right between the eyes way back in 1969 and have stuck with me ever since:

And I know that the hand of God is the promise of my own,
And I know that the spirit of God is the brother of my own,
And that all the men ever born are also my brothers, and the women my sisters and lovers,
And that a kelson of the creation is love

Was Wilber really that dumb? Had this “scholar” never read what Whitman’s contemporaries thought of him? R.M. Bucke, for instance, considered Whitman to be the greatest exemplar of cosmic consciousness who ever lived. Did Wilber really think his version of “Kosmic Consciousness” was superior to Whitman’s?

While Icke and Wilber both have agendas of their own, for some reason I don’t feel like Icke is trying to shove his down my throat. He still doesn’t seem to particularly care if anybody likes him or not. Wilber, on the other hand, seems to want people to like him and writes as if he is trying to impress his imaginary readers rather than writing from the heart. That’s the feeling I get from him, anyway.

So, that’s why I like David Icke better than I like Ken Wilber. I’m nobody, so I’m sure neither of them cares, but I have a feeling that Icke wouldn’t hold my lack of status in the world against me and would welcome me into his home. On the other hand, I get the feeling that Wilber would politely refuse me entry unless I paid the price of admission or was somebody important in his eyes.

David Icke vs Alfred Korzybski: the Matrices of Illusion

I have never had the experience, but my Cambodian wife frequently saw shape shifting phenomena when she lived alone in the jungle. She has not only seen “apparitions” before, one helped her when she was in the jungle. She nearly severed her achilles tendon on a shard of metal and a “nyetah” appeared before her and told her how to dress and treat the wound. She didn’t consider it in any way “miraculous.” Other dimensions are as real to her as this one.

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Wm. Blake's Beast of the Apocalypse: David Icke isn't the first person to believe in shape shifting reptilians

David Icke is another person who has seen and/or believes in alternative perceptions of reality enough to have incorporated them into his personal world view. I find him to be one of the most fascinating and, in his way, informative public figures around today because he exposes so many of the matrices of illusion so many of us are caught up in. His explanation for the state of virtual slavery we live in is that we are under the thrall of shape shifting reptilian aliens who manipulate us in hundreds of subtle ways.

Alfred Korzybski was quite a bit more pragmatic than David Icke, but he, too, understood that as a species, we tend to be out of touch with reality and live in a state of illusion. I’m no Korzybski scholar, so take the following with a grain of salt, but this is what I have learned from him:

  1. The language of mathematics is the only language that accurately reflects physical reality.
  2. Languages always distort reality. Words have as many shades of meaning as there are speakers or writers. In fact, the same speaker or thinker can and does unconsciously change the meaning of words regularly.

Korzybski proposed some changes in our use of language that he felt would help free us from the tyranny and divisiveness of language. He called these, “extensional devices.” For accuracy’s sake and to save time, I’ve copied and pasted this quote from the Institute of General Semantics website:

To achieve the coveted consciousness of abstracting, more appropriate evaluations, etc., techniques were taken directly from modern physico-mathematical methods, the use of which has been found empirically effective and of most serious preventive value, particularly on the level of children’s education. Korzybski calls the following expediencies extensional devices:

  • Indexes to train us in consciousness of differences in similarities, and similarities in differences, such as Smith1, Smith2, etc.
  • Chain-indexes to indicate interconnections of happenings in space-time, where a ’cause’ may have a multiplicity of ‘effects’, which in turn become ’causes’, introducing also . environmental factors, etc. For instance, Chair1-1 [NOTE, read chair “one” “one”] in a dry attic as different from Chair1-2 in a damp cellar, or a single happening to an individual in childhood which may color his reactions (chain-reactions) for the rest of his life, etc. Chain-indexes also convey the mechanisms of chain-reactions, which operate generally in this world, life, and the immensely complex human socio-cultural environment, included.
  • Dates to give a physico-mathematical orientation in a space-time world of processes.
  • Et cetera (etc., which can be abbreviated to double punctuation, such as ., or .; or .:) to remind us permanently of the second premise “not all”­to train us in a consciousness of characteristics left out; and to remind us indirectly of the first premise “is not”­to develop flexibility and a greater degree of conditionality in our semantic reactions.
  • Quotes to forewarn us that elementalistic or metaphysical terms are not to be trusted and that speculations based on them are misleading. [In this article single quotes are used for this purpose.]
  • Hyphens to remind us of the complexities of interrelatedness in this world.

That’s a lot to memorise and I think we would fall into the trap Korzybski is trying to get us out of if we committed it to memory and took it as “gospel” anyway. Years ago, when I first stumbled across his work, I came away with this “extensional device”:

Always be aware that any conviction or belief is opinion, not necessarily absolute fact.

While “2 + 2 = 4″ is a useful and generally acceptable “fact” and falls under Korzybski’s definition of mathematical veracity, on a quantum or other level of reality it may or may not be true or relevant. I accept it as truth in my daily life, but I don’t feel existentially bound by it.

Similarly, I love David Icke’s shape shifting reptilian aliens theory, but don’t accept it as gospel. For me, it is a great way to see through the matrix we live in. What better way to understand how we have come to believe that:

  • money that is created out of thin air has value
  • chemical medications are superior to plant-based ones
  • we are threatened by terrorists
  • we are engaging in humanitarian wars
  • we live in a democratic society
  • Newtonian science is the only reality
  • Darwin presented us with facts, not just a theory

These are just a few of the illusions we buy into, but there are signs of awakening.  We are so accustomed to learning from others, though, that we have a tendency to fall into their matrices of illusion. Put another way: we trade one limiting matrix for another.

I think we sometimes get too carried away when we begin to believe in or see “alternative realities.” I think it might be better to think of them as “alternative illusions.” Shape shifting reptilians believe in their own illusions, too. That may be the ultimate secret to overcoming them. As David Icke’s book title says: Infinite Love Is the Only Reality: Everything Else Is Illusion. We have the capacity for love. Those who wish to enslave us do not have that capacity or choose not to exercise it, I’m not sure which. At any rate, I feel no kinship with them: they feel alien to me and even I have had the occasion “hallucination” that a public figure has shape shifted into a reptilian form.

In my opinion, the more we explore the meaning of the word love, the more liberated (or enlightened, if you prefer) we become. This opinion may be my personal illusion, but it works for me. What else is there that binds us together, nourishes us, heals us and helps us grow?

Are the Illuminati Enlightened?

I just googled “manifesting abundance” and took a look at some of the blogs and websites devoted to the subject. The first thing I noticed was that they all contained the same New Age buzzwords.  They talk about the fact that we live in a vibrational universe, that with positive thinking we can achieve our dreams and that by tapping into the universal Law of Attraction, we can draw wealth into our lives. In other words, in the parlance of the abundance gurus, spirituality is equated with wealth. It follows, therefore, that one can ascertain another’s level of spiritual advancement by their level of wealth.

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The All-Seeing Eye of the Illuminati

The Illuminati are said to be the wealthiest people on the planet. Who are the Illuminati? Some call them the Economic Elite. Others call them the Shadow Government. Call them what you like, they are the small fraction of the world’s population that pulls our economic and social strings.

If “money is energy” as the New Age gurus suggest, the Illuminati have actually created money out of thin air and alchemically transformed it into fantastic wealth and power. They are therefore the most “spiritual” individuals on earth.

Enlightenment is another one of those words that means different things to different people. It can be interpreted in the sense of the Age of Enlightenment, when the printing press brought intellectual “enlightenment” to the masses and materialism began to replace blind faith in religious authority. Others define it as spiritual enlightenment. The broadest definition of the word includes anything that illuminates consciousness.

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Click image for details about David Icke's Australia/New Zealand tour

Seen in this broader context, the Illuminati are by definition enlightened. If that’s the case, we should all happily pay tithes to them and seek to emulate them in our own lives. In America, that’s exactly what we’ve been doing since the time of the Founding Fathers. I think it’s time we re-examined our values and priorities.

Rather than waste my time or yours with more words, I’ll let you watch this David Icke video. I think David Icke understands what’s been going on in the world at all levels of consciousness better than most. This video is what inspired this post and really the only reason for my teaser title was to get you to watch it, so please do. Thanks.

 

David Icke and the Reptilian Brain

This morning, I finally finished the book I’ve been working on. Called The Curse of the Internet, it is about how the internet and related technologies are decimating the job market. A commissioned work, it’s not the book I want to write, but I managed to squeeze some of my deeper beliefs into the conclusion and, in an indirect way, put a plug in for David Icke. I’ve been following Icke since 9/11 when I went online to see if I could find out what that was really all about. David Icke’s Headlines gave me the information I needed: all was not as it seemed.

Not knowing anything about the guy, I explored his website further. He talked about alien reptilian bloodlines manipulating mankind. I wasn’t sure about the literal truth of what he was saying, but I was convinced by the metaphorical truth of it because I had already started exploring the human brain. For one thing, it seemed pretty obvious to me that those who run the show were operating largely with their primitive reptilian brains. This, combined with the cold, calculating logical left brain, made for a rather diabolical global scenario.

I guess David Icke and I are on a similar wavelength, because yesterday I stumbled across this great video. It’s all about the reptilian brain and how those who want to control and dominate us operate on fear, not compassion, decency or any other more spiritually evolved level of consciousness. It doesn’t take long to listen to it, so please do.

When I first stumbled across David Icke in 2001, he was just starting to be taken seriously, but only by those of us on the fringe. In more recent years, I’ve seen his name crop up in a lot more places. I’ve also seen many of the events he predicted then unfold. I’m not surprised: they have been unfolding as I, too, believed they inevitably had to. That’s not because I’m awesomely psychic – it’s just because it was so blatantly obvious that it was the plan.

Anyway, I’ll let David Icke do the talking. He’s much better at it than I am. Don’t miss the ending – John Lennon singing Mind Games: “Love is the answer.”