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Forebears - United States & Canada. White Hot Harlots. For the past year and change, I’ve been outlining a critique of academic liberalism, especially discussing the dangers posed by its methods and rhetoric seeping into the mainstream. I don’t want to call myself some kind of soothsayer or Cassandra—lord knows I cribbed heavily from tons of other writers—but going back through this morning, reading all those pieces, I was kind of shocked by how thoroughly they have all been vindicated. Everyone is writing, right now. There have been two excellent pieces that I encourage you to read: the first by Glenn Greenwald, and the second from Jacobin writers. The gist of the former is that we’re seeing something similar to Brexit, a gravely misplaced reaction to genuine concerns in which people who have been disaffected for the last 40 years are now seeking to burn down the elite systems that have fucked them over.

The second piece implores readers to move beyond name-calling and moral denunciation, which amount to nothing more than surrender. Amateur Egyptologist Weighs In On The Frog Statue Hieroglyphs – The Truth About Pepe The Frog And The Cult Of Kek. Sacred Knowledge: Hopkins Playlist for Psilocybin Studies. “As consciousness is returning to ordinary awareness after intense experiences of a mystical, visionary, or psychodynamic nature, most any style of music can be explored with delight.”

Psychedelics and music have long been linked, but at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, where William A. Richards conducts research, music plays an important part in ensuring the stability off entheogen study participants. In this excerpt from Sacred Knowledge: Psychedelics and Religious Experiences, Richards explains the role of music in his work. The excerpt is followed by the playlist Richards compiled.

Part of a new guide’s orientation at Johns Hopkins entails becoming familiar with the supportive music used in a particular research study and the rationale for its selection. One playlist that has been carefully developed through trial and error and has been found to work well with many different people over time is included at the end of this book. Antonio Vivaldi. Paul Horn. Ron Korb. J. J. W. W. Killing God to Become God: David Bowie, Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke, and Hillary Clinton’s emails decoded – TRACY R TWYMAN.

Planets aligned with monolith I am finishing a new book that I hope to have published within a couple of weeks. And as luck would have it, a news story has emerged that is directly related to what I’m writing about. Actually, there are tons of amazing interrelated subjects that the book deals with, and dozens of related news stories that have emerged just in the last month since I have dedicated myself to this project, and I was too busy to talk about them in public. But this one couldn’t be ignored. To explain it, I have to explain a lot of the complex ideas I’ve been researching lately as part of my book. A series of hacked emails involving both John Podesta and Hillary Clinton, several journalists have identified what they felt were code words for talk about trafficking children for sex, using food terms like “pizza,” “ice cream” and “hot dogs” that don’t seem to fit in context.

Mix fresh breast milk with fresh sperm milk. Diagram of the universe as viewed by Ophite Gnostics Hail! VISUP: Belgium: Into the Heart of Darkness Part II. Welcome to the second installment in my examination of the dark underbelly of Belgium, a nation that has been ravaged by deep political intrigues for much of the second half the twentieth century (and beyond). During the first installment I gave a broad overview of Operation Gladio, a NATO/Pentagon/CIA project that spanned Western Europe during the Cold War years. Gladio (which was actually only the name of the Italian branch) consisted of a series of "stay-behind-armies" that would wage a guerrilla war in the event Western Europe was overrun by the Soviets. As was noted in part one of this series, Belgium was in a similar situation in the 70s and 80s with the Left and anti-NATIO activists gaining ground at the voting booths.

And naturally Belgium also experienced an extensive wave of terrorism that was largely blamed on the Left despite growing evidence that virtually all of these acts were carried out by the Belgium's extensive fascist underground. "... Also: "... "... Ripper magic. Ripper magic Long before Hannibal Lecter, Jack the Ripper was the first serial killer that attained worldwide notoriety. But could he have been a murderer that was performing a magical ritual? Philip Coppens The series of brutal murders attributed to Jack the Ripper that occurred in the very heart of London in 1888 have interested thousands. More than a century onwards, hundreds of books have been written about the likely suspects; some even speculate that members of the British royal family were involved. The royal suspect is Prince Albert Victor Christian Edward, the son of Prince Albert Edward, himself the son of Queen Victoria. Extra-ordinary crimes often have extra-ordinary motives.

The only “evidence” that Freemasonry might have had anything to do with the series of murders comes from the word “Juwes”, which was found chalked on the wall in Goulston Street, above the body of one of the Ripper’s victims. Jack the Ripper is no doubt the most famous example of a serial killer. What is the creepiest "glitch in the matrix" you've experienced? : AskReddit. Techniques for Energetic Fitness — Magick of Thought. Being an experienced practitioner is more than knowing rituals or having attunements and certifications. It’s about having a mind that’s in good shape for energy / magick / this-practice-has-many-names. That energetic fitness is called inner work. It’s a combination of mental skills like focus and visualization, and energetic skills like engaging the energy-driving parts of the mind. In most people, those energy-driving parts are dormant, and they must be awakened before a person can achieve success in their practice.

(Outer work is the rituals, certifications, etc.) This post is about speeding that process up. I’m teaching this material at the OTO temple in Oakland, CA on Tuesday Nov 1. Note: These techniques are equally applicable whether you call your practice “magick,” “energy healing,” or something else. Mental Posture Physical posture is about engaging the body’s muscles, so one’s body is in a good position for the task at hand. To learn mental posture: Ethereal Muscles Summary. Protect Your Library the Medieval Way, With Horrifying Book Curses. In the Middle Ages, creating a book could take years. A scribe would bend over his copy table, illuminated only by natural light—candles were too big a risk to the books—and spend hours each day forming letters, by hand, careful never to make an error.

To be a copyist, wrote one scribe, was painful: “It extinguishes the light from the eyes, it bends the back, it crushes the viscera and the ribs, it brings forth pain to the kidneys, and weariness to the whole body.” Given the extreme effort that went into creating books, scribes and book owners had a real incentive to protect their work. They used the only power they had: words. They did not hesitate to use the worst punishments they knew—excommunication from the church and horrible, painful death. “These curses were the only things that protected the books,” says Marc Drogin, author of Anathema!

Drogin’s book, published in 1983, is the most thorough compendium of book curses ever compiled. Or even more detailed: Bizarre leaked Pentagon video is a science fiction story about the future of cities. Recently we got a peek at what the Army secretly thinks is coming next for humanity. This short, untitled film was leaked to The Intercept after being screened as part of an “Advanced Special Operations Combating Terrorism” course convened by Joint Special Operations University (JSOU). Originally made by the Army, it's about how troops will deal with megacities in the year 2030. What's surprising is that it acknowledges social problems that the US government usually ignores or denies.

Over at The Intercept, Nick Turse explains the film's provenance: The video was used... for a lesson on “The Emerging Terrorism Threat.” Turse goes on to make fun of the film’s hyperbolic narrative and cheesy stock photos, which admittedly feel like a propaganda snippet from Starship Troopers. That's right—the Pentagon acknowledges climate change as a serious threat. Strikingly, the megacities the Army imagines are like something from the pages of an early William Gibson novel. Aristotle was wrong and so are we: there are far more than five senses | Aeon Videos. Aeon email newsletters are issued by the not-for-profit, registered charity Aeon Media Group Ltd (Australian Business Number 80 612 076 614).

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According to Al Bielek, Duncan was his brother (when Al was Ed Cameron) who jumped off the USS Eldridge in 1943 and landed into the future. When they wound up in 1983 at Montauk, both were sent back to the USS Eldridge to destroy the equipment that was keeping the ship in hyperspace. He was used extensively as a psychic in the Montauk project.

During one of the experiments, Duncan Cameron lost his "time lock" and began to age one year for every hour that passed. The time engineers at Montauk went back in time (to 1950) and convinced Duncan's original father, Alexander Cameron to sire another son. When done, they removed Duncan's soul and put it into the new child. The new Duncan picked up where the old Duncan left off. Duncan, as well as Stewart Swerdlow, allegedly were both Montauk Boys programmers. The Montauk program was brought to an abrupt halt when "Jr. The Rain Will Make A Door I: Introducing British Fairy Traditions — Dr. Alexander Cummins. For a broad introduction to fairy traditions of the British Isles, we may look to Professor Ronald Hutton, and his presentation for Manx National Heritage.

Professor Hutton presents us with several essential points. He stresses the keynote of danger and tension between human and fairy worlds; considering accounts of fairies not simply as stories but as encounter-narratives. In this manner, the methodologies of witch-trial history begin to already present themselves as useful. The dear professor praises K.M. Briggs’ great endeavours of folkloric classification, as well as presenting both the allure and the shortcomings of attempting a natural history of the fae. Hutton adumbrates some generalities of British fairy traditions extant before the Shakespearean popularisation of the twee butterfly-winged gossamer brigade: their appearance, habitat, habits, and power. He stresses the rise and power of fairy abduction narratives from the sixteenth century onwards.

The Secret Sun: John the Baptist, The Secret Messiah: Part 1. Is there a secret tradition that believes that John and not Jesus was the Messiah? Are the secret wars that lurk between the lines in the historical record the result of an age-old power struggle? Who was John the Baptist and who were his followers? More importantly, does his following exist to this day? Let's dig in and see if the truth isn't hiding in plain sight... The Gospel of Mark- generally believed to be the earliest of the four gospels in the New Testament- begins, not with Jesus, but with John, son of Zechariah and Elisabeth, better known as ‘John the Baptist’ : Even as it is written in Isaiah the prophet, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, Who shall prepare thy way. The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make ye ready the way of the Lord, Make his paths straight;John came, who baptized in the wilderness and preached the baptism of repentance unto remission of sins.

And whence is this to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? The Archdruid Report: The Last Gasp of the American Dream. ‘The Love Witch’: Sex magick meets pussy power in occult movie mindbender. On its beautiful 35mm Technicolor surface, Anna Biller’s The Love Witch appears to be a spot-on replication of horror and sexploitation movies of the 1960s and 70s. Imagine a Hammer film directed by Radley Metzger or Russ Meyer’s Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls featuring witches instead of an all-girl rock band. Biller’s film also recalls devilish delights like Juan López Moctezuma’s Alucarda, Jimmy Sangster’s Lust For A Vampire and just about anything directed by Jean Rollin. But Biller’s cinematographer M. David Mullen eschews shooting in the ocher and crimson hues of the Hammer films or soft focus of Rollin and goes for a luminescent style that evokes Frank Tashlin’s use of primary colors with their cartoon clarity, or one of Aleister Crowley’s paintings.

The Love Witch is a perfect film for these times. The Love Witch is feminist fairy tale that uses the past to reflect on the moment. Now I realize that I’m making The Love Witch sound like a diatribe against men. Tome On The Range | A Working Class Mythology: Alan Moore's Jerusalem Reviewed. Alma Warren is a successful, internationally-acclaimed artist who nevertheless continues to lead a low-key life in her local Northampton, where she is regarded as a loveable if slightly dangerous eccentric. She is also a fairly obvious stand-in for Jerusalem author Alan Moore - to the extent where it's impossible to imagine the hulking, curtain-haired, dope-smoking old woman, who is a pivotal character in the novel in question, without a huge bushy beard to boot.

Jerusalem begins with a vivid dream that Alma experiences as a child, setting up the book's two parallel strands; a sometimes nostalgic but always unsentimental portrait of life in Northampton's Boroughs district throughout the ages, and an equally detailed rendering of the vast supernatural universe of significance, symbolism and destiny that lies behind it. Born into a working class Northampton family in the early 1950s, Alan Moore was expelled from school at the age of sixteen for selling LSD. But perhaps not. We Spoke to a Druid About the Occult History of Apple-Bobbing.

The apple, for all of its wholesome goodness, has a bit of a dark past. The forbidden fruit at the root of humanity’s falling out with God is often illustrated as an apple. Cut an apple in half, and you will find a five-pointed star, or pentagram, often associated with Satanism and the occult. More recently, apples have been used in metal videos to convey images of creepy paganism. Today, most trick-or-treaters who get apples are unaware of their dark past and discard them immediately, presumably because of their lower sugar content than the rest of their loot.

Instead, we mostly enjoy them dunked in caramel or bobbed from huge vats of water by children with tied-up hands, in the popular Halloween ritual known as apple-bobbing. And while apple-bobbing is widely considered to be a fusion of Roman and Celtic pagan traditions, there is evidence that the custom goes back way further, and some believe that it was part of an elaborate human sacrifice ritual.