Early this month, two sets of photos hit the Internet claiming to be the clearest images of UFOs ever recorded. The furious and multifaceted debate over the authenticity of these photos expresses a crucial turning point in our consciousness: We have learned how to obfuscate reality so well through media technology that it is no longer possible to definitively determine what is "real."
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The Green Language that enables communication and interaction with the living intelligence of the planet is experiencing a verdant resurgence. Long relegated to the "occult," this expressive grammar has been kept alive through the ages by poets, alchemists, mystics, and wise women. At the first annual Conference on Green Hermeticism, brainchild of independent scholar Peter Lamborn Wilson, an inspired group of colleagues offered an astonishing array of facts, assertions, and speculations about our ability to connect to the planet.
In that first week after the diagnosis of my wife’s recurrence of cancer, the greatest stretch to my cynical flexibility was the Shamanic Spirit Channeler. There was no way I was going to waste my Saturday night at some Shamanic Spirit Channeler. We got the diagnosis and Rebecca felt she needed to find a spiritual path through this latest struggle. I was a willing, supportive and loving husband. I would love to go Saturday night to the Shamanic Spirit Channeler.
[Daemonic Dispatches] • In the Republican presidential primary debate in South Carolina, only two of the ten candidates repudiated torture. Frontrunner Rudy Giuliani said interrogators should "use every method they can think of" to get information. The audience applauded wildly, in a chilling gesture that seemed to suggest that many contemporary Americans are happy to have torture performed in their name.Torture has a long history on this Turtle Island continent. Rudolf Steiner spoke of a set of black magical mystery practices in ancient Mexico dating to the first century AD.
Ivan “Chip” Frederick, the 40 year-old son of a coalminer and a homemaker from Oakland, Maryland, describes his mother as supportive and caring, and his father as very good to him. All of his life he has attended Baptist church services, and to this day considers himself a spiritual and moral person. But in 2003, Frederick attached electrodes to the left hand of Satar Jabar, the Iraqi prisoner whose hooded spectral image was to become the iconic representation of Abu Ghraib’s atrocious descent into hell. Under Frederick’s watch, prison guards observed or directly participated in the torture or humiliation of numerous prisoners. What drove him into barbarism?
Have you heard about The Philadelphia Experiment? No, not that twisted bit of occult paranoia involving extraterrestrials, space-time teleportation, and the US Navy. This Philadelphia Experiment is an arts collective that has embraced the community and philosophy of Burning Man, and has launched an inspired new scene in the City of Brotherly Love.
Kink. Sadomasochism. Bondage. Dominance and submission. In mainstream society, these things are often associated with a kind of wink-wink nudge-nudge secret sexuality, uncharted territory that surely lies just beyond the fuzzy pink handcuffs and nurses'-uniform lingerie. Within the world of spiritual BDSM practitioners, however, these activities are far from a novelty.
Imagine what the world would look like if there were millions of women who were anchors of ecstatic bliss energy. Imagine millions of women eschewing convention and walking their path towards their authentic nature, letting go the norms of social conformity in favor of following their heart bliss. Imagine if the world was filled with juicy mamas who love to be loved, and love to get loved on. We would live in a world where the top priority is to take care of each other, because taking care of each other is taking care of the whole.