Monday, 28 December 2015

sun gazing

David Wolfe explains the best way to do this.

Sun Gazing
Sun Gazing with David Wolfevia The BodyMind Institute
Posted by David Wolfe on Saturday, 26 December 2015

Saturday, 26 December 2015

a riddle...what am I?

What am I?
I am so essential to being human, a sense of me comes preinstalled. I am not and cannot be provided by any other human. I cost nothing and cannot be bought. I am available in any and all circumstances. I am a gift. You just need to engage with me. I am essential for proper brain functioning. You may think you see me in the machinations of the world but it is just a pretence of me. Even if you don't know what I am your search for me can become me until you find me. What am I?

earthing and intelligence

How earthing and intelligence go together very well articulated by David Wolfe.

Friday, 25 December 2015

The hero's journey

from the work of Joseph Campbell, Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Rachel Pollark, Robert Ray and Christopher Vogler


The 12 Stages of The Hero's Journey
derived from Joseph Campbell's Monomyth from his bookThe Hero With A Thousand Faces and adapted by Christopher Vogler 

1. Ordinary World
This is where the Hero's exists before his present story begins, oblivious of the adventures to come. It's his safe place. His everyday life where we learn crucial details about our Hero, his true nature, capabilities and outlook on life. This anchors the Hero as a human, just like you and me, and makes it easier for us to identify with him and hence later, empathize with his plight.

2. Call To Adventure
The Hero's adventure begins when he receives a call to action, such as a direct threat to his safety, his family, his way of life or to the peace of the community in which he lives. It may not be as dramatic as a gunshot, but simply a phone call or conversation but whatever the call is, and however it manifests itself, it ultimately disrupts the comfort of the Hero's Ordinary World and presents a challenge or quest that must be undertaken.

3. Refusal Of The Call
Although the Hero may be eager to accept the quest, at this stage he will have fears that need overcoming. Second thoughts or even deep personal doubts as to whether or not he is up to the challenge. When this happens, the Hero will refuse the call and as a result may suffer somehow. The problem he faces may seem to much to handle and the comfort of home far more attractive than the perilous road ahead. This would also be our own response and once again helps us bond further with the reluctant Hero.

4. Meeting The Mentor
At this crucial turning point where the Hero desperately needs guidance he meets a mentor figure who gives him something he needs. He could be given an object of great importance, insight into the dilemma he faces, wise advice, practical training or even self-confidence. Whatever the mentor provides the Hero with it serves to dispel his doubts and fears and give him the strength and courage to begin his quest.

5. Crossing The Threshold
The Hero is now ready to act upon his call to adventure and truly begin his quest, whether it be physical, spiritual or emotional. He may go willingly or he may be pushed, but either way he finally crosses the threshold between the world he is familiar with and that which he is not. It may be leaving home for the first time in his life or just doing something he has always been scared to do. However the threshold presents itself, this action signifies the Hero's commitment to his journey an whatever it may have in store for him.

6. Tests, Allies, Enemies
Now finally out of his comfort zone the Hero is confronted with an ever more difficult series of challenges that test him in a variety of ways. Obstacles are thrown across his path; whether they be physical hurdles or people bent on thwarting his progress, the Hero must overcome each challenge he is presented with on the journey towards his ultimate goal. The Hero needs to find out who can be trusted and who can't. He may earn allies and meet enemies who will, each in their own way, help prepare him for the greater ordeals yet to come. This is the stage where his skills and/or powers are tested and every obstacle that he faces helps us gain a deeper insight into his character and ultimately identify with him even more.

7. Approach To The Inmost Cave
The inmost cave may represent many things in the Hero's story such as an actual location in which lies a terrible danger or an inner conflict which up until now the Hero has not had to face. As the Hero approaches the cave he must make final preparations before taking that final leap into the great unknown. At the threshold to the inmost cave the Hero may once again face some of the doubts and fears that first surfaced upon his call to adventure. He may need some time to reflect upon his journey and the treacherous road ahead in order to find the courage to continue. This brief respite helps the audience understand the magnitude of the ordeal that awaits the Hero and escalates the tension in anticipation of his ultimate test.

8. Ordeal
The Supreme Ordeal may be a dangerous physical test or a deep inner crisis that the Hero must face in order to survive or for the world in which the Hero lives to continue to exist. Whether it be facing his greatest fear or most deadly foe, the Hero must draw upon all of his skills and his experiences gathered upon the path to the inmost cave in order to overcome his most difficulty challenge. Only through some form of "death" can the Hero be reborn, experiencing a metaphorical resurrection that somehow grants him greater power or insight necessary in order to fulfill his destiny or reach his journey's end. This is the high-point of the Hero's story and where everything he holds dear is put on the line. If he fails, he will either die or life as he knows it will never be the same again.

9. Reward (Seizing The Sword)
After defeating the enemy, surviving death and finally overcoming his greatest personal challenge, the Hero is ultimately transformed into a new state, emerging from battle as a stronger person and often with a prize. The Reward may come in many forms: an object of great importance or power, a secret, greater knowledge or insight, or even reconciliation with a loved one or ally. Whatever the treasure, which may well facilitate his return to the Ordinary World, the Hero must quickly put celebrations aside and prepare for the last leg of his journey.

10. The Road Back
This stage in the Hero's journey represents a reverse echo of the Call to Adventure in which the Hero had to cross the first threshold. Now he must return home with his reward but this time the anticipation of danger is replaced with that of acclaim and perhaps vindication, absolution or even exoneration. But the Hero's journey is not yet over and he may still need one last push back into the Ordinary World. The moment before the Hero finally commits to the last stage of his journey may be a moment in which he must choose between his own personal objective and that of a Higher Cause.

11. Resurrection
This is the climax in which the Hero must have his final and most dangerous encounter with death. The final battle also represents something far greater than the Hero's own existence with its outcome having far-reaching consequences to his Ordinary World and the lives of those he left behind. If he fails, others will suffer and this not only places more weight upon his shoulders but in a movie, grips the audience so that they too feel part of the conflict and share the Hero's hopes, fears and trepidation. Ultimately the Hero will succeed, destroy his enemy and emerge from battle cleansed and reborn.

12. Return With The Elixir
This is the final stage of the Hero's journey in which he returns home to his Ordinary World a changed man. He will have grown as a person, learned many things, faced many terrible dangers and even death but now looks forward to the start of a new life. His return may bring fresh hope to those he left behind, a direct solution to their problems or perhaps a new perspective for everyone to consider. The final reward that he obtains may be literal or metaphoric. It could be a cause for celebration, self-realization or an end to strife, but whatever it is it represents three things: change, success and proof of his journey. The return home also signals the need for resolution for the story's other key players. The Hero's doubters will be ostracized, his enemies punished and his allies rewarded. Ultimately the Hero will return to where he started but things will clearly never be the same again.

Thursday, 24 December 2015

Game changers protocol

"Change is hard at first, messy in the middle and gorgeous at the end."
Doing something you have been putting off releases dopamine.

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Stonehenge the true story

From the British Museum:
Today is the Winter Solstice in the northern hemisphere! This 1836 watercolour of Stonehenge is by John Constable. After visiting Stonehenge in 1820, Constable made a sketch that was eventually worked up into a large watercolour for his last exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts. This watercolour represents a middle stage in the process – it is squared for transfer to a larger sheet.

The finished work (now at the Victoria and Albert Museum) was captioned: ‘The mysterious monument... standing remote on a bare and boundless heath, as much unconnected with the events of the past as it is with the uses of the present, carries you back beyond all historical records into the obscurity of a totally unknown period’

Sunday, 20 December 2015

callibration of the anthropos


Anthropos is a name for the human species, we are anthropine animals as, for example, cats are feline animals and dogs are canines.
From the writings of John Lamb Lash:
The base substrate of the human genome is nous, nucleic acid, the basis of sentience and genetic transmission, divine intelligence
"Within this substrate Sophia compounded or deposited other archetypal radiant essences: 
each component can be understood in three ways: a divine archetypal impulse from the Generations, a capacity or talent, a chemical component or reciprocate"
dianoia, communication and language, serotonin and dopamine
metanoia, the ability to see patterns, to construct and deconstruct models and paradigms, DMT
perinoia , ludic or pretending skill, endorphins.  Note coupled with fear this becomes paranoia.
enthymesis, passion, desire, enthusiasm, eros, iron radiation field based in haemoglobin, 
plus lymphatic fluids and electrolytes of cardiac action
ennoia, free will, intention, with the enhancement of conative latitude, freedom from instinctual programs, adenocortisone
cognitive apprehension, proprioception, knowing what we are apprehending, genius learning abilities, wisdom, serotonin
Our capacity for free will, togther with our cognitive abilites and our ability to pretend, and also to build abstract models, leads to a tendency to disconnect from our environment and even turn against it...hence the problem. An extra capacity came later which can help us.
luminous epinoia, creative imagination, mitogenic radiation of the ribosomes, related to ATP and luminosity invisible wavelengths of DNA (biophotons)

power of introverts

Introversion is not about being shy, it's about the response to stimulation.  Most people are a mixture of both introversion and extroversion and time for solitude matters for all of us. Excellent talk.

Tuesday, 15 December 2015


This is for all the wonderful independent thinking people who have the courage to refuse to let social demands, the pressures of relationships and spiritual/political correctness crush or chip chip away at their souls; when we live our lives doing what we are truly here for as individuals connected to source then we can actually have happy, healthy, truly loving connections with others and self-destructive behaviours fall by the wayside...

Friday, 11 December 2015

amazonian tribe who breastfeed animals

This reminds me of something I used to talk about about interspecies cooperation and the willingness of traditionally well loved domestic animals to share their milk with us.

"A photographer has claimed he witnessed a close-to-extinction Amazonian tribe breastfeed their pets until the animals are fully grown.
The Awa tribe reside in the forests of eastern Brazil, and face a possible end to their culture, due to European colonists who have enslaved them and stolen their land.
The tribe are protected from modern society and are rarely seen.
Photographer Domenico Pugliese claims to be one of the few outsiders who has spent time with the tribe, photographing their way of life.

The tribe reportedly treat animals like family members, women even breast feeding squirrels and monkeys until they're full grown. (Domenico Pugliese/Survival International)
He claimed the main aspect of modern society the tribe did not understand was his single marital status.
“They do not understand what a grown man is doing being single, without a family,” he told the Daily Mail.
“They look at me and they try to give me advice. They do not know where I am coming from. They do not have a concept of the world.
“I cannot explain to them where I'm coming from, I can't explain the lifestyle to them. For them, it is unbelievable to be a man who does not have a family.”
Family life is a fundamental aspect of the Awa culture, a value which Mr Pugliese said extends to their pets, including pigs, parakeets, squirrels, agouti and monkeys.
According to Mr Pugliese, pets are considered family in the same way children are. He said the pets gather food, crack nuts, and protect the tribe at night.
Mr Pugliese said women in the tribe even breastfeed some of the animals.
“They feed the squirrels and monkeys like they feed their kids, breastfeeding,” he said.
“It highlights how far we have come from where we were. They are so close to nature. In fact, it is not even close - they are part of nature.”
Mr Pugliese said he was worried about exposing the tribe to the modern day world - but they embraced at least one contemporary item.
“They love to have t-shirts,” he said.
“I don't know where they think the t-shirts come from - they can't imagine a factory.
“Maybe they think it is coming from the trees. After all, every day, they get their shopping from the jungles.”
Before Portuguese settlers landed in the area 500 years ago, tens of thousands of Awa people were believed to have lived in the Amazon. There are now believed to be only 400 left in the tribe. "
© ninemsn 2015

Thursday, 10 December 2015

as the blue prince sings

"Be watchful Children" as the Blue Prince sings 
"Welcome the day by ever letting loom
play in your breathing where each moment 
prove a myriad guises of the fear of death
transmuted by an all-divining love, not power 
will make over what is killing you is 
all you have denied to live a stable life and
keep the fear in check

Yet something gives where pride or arrogance
disguise an aspiration from the depths
your heart will have divined its apposition
and marked with feeling by the sign
revealing why you suffer and how the wound
you leave in time will not be hidden nor healed

So till you will it open unto death 
you cannot reach us
Lord and Muse

For every gaze is finite
where it sounds the well of cosmic seas
all guises of emotion are yours to lose and
shiver if you will when slackening fire
sets cool edge on the nerves in desperation
scream out for delay in hopes to animate 
a fast-dissolving dream

So stream to us for toward us
all the currents run exquisitely away
Where sky and sea dissolve and merge
accept the day as all there is,
knowing you’re not to live save by dying
find Beauty even in the womb where pain
conceals its cure

Our love is dangerous and pure
Flame from the lips of laughing Gods
will sight the elements of sin and burn you clear

Our love is tremulous and near
If flowing in your breath the rise and fall of
ecstacy is ever felt let death blow
through you as it will and suffer to be
sundered where you melt


planetary tantra

Yolanda of Galicia interviews John Lash

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

john trudell

"For decades my identity was political, but I've come to understand that there's no political solution when you're dealing with someone else's rules... All politics to me – Indian or white – is an illusion preventing us from being authentic because we're communicating through something that isn't real to us." -John Trudell 15 Feb 1946 - 8 Dec 2015

the change in reality when the virus got became about submission rather than responsibility