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Jung the Occultist

When people discuss Carl Gustav Jung, it’s generally about his famous split with Freud in 1912, or his theory of cultural archetypes.

But as I’ve been reading about him lately through his 21st Century disciples (Christopher Knowles and Christopher O’Brien..hmm..”Christophers”…), the theory of archetypes and synchronicity (note the “Christ” figures as disciples) bringing “gnosis” (knowledge..heh..another one!) is hard to ‘ignore’ (hah, another one! Okay, stop now).

Well it seems that Jung in the last years of WWII was in the throes of depression and was suffering heart ailments as well. While in a coma after suffering a fall that broke his leg, he had an “out of body experience”:

On 11 February 1944, the 68-year-old Carl Gustav Jung – then the world’s most renowned living psychologist – slipped on some ice and broke his fibula. Ten days later, in hospital, he suffered a myocardial infarction caused by embolisms from his immobilised leg. Treated with oxygen and camphor, he lost consciousness and had what seems to have been a near-death and out-of-the-body experience – or, depending on your perspective, delirium. He found himself floating 1,000 miles above the Earth. Seas and continents shimmered in blue light and Jung could make out the Arabian desert and snow-tipped Himalayas. He felt he was about to leave orbit, but then, turning to the south, a huge black monolith came into view. It was a kind of temple, and at the entrance Jung saw a Hindu sitting in a lotus pos ition. Within, innumerable candles flickered, and he felt that the “whole phantasmagoria of earthly existence” was being stripped away. It wasn’t pleasant, and what remained was an “essential Jung”, the core of his experiences.

He knew that inside the temple the mystery of his existence, of his purpose in life, would be answered. He was about to cross the threshold when he saw, rising up from Europe far below, the image of his doctor in the archetypal form of the King of Kos, the island site of the temple of Asclepius, Greek god of medicine. He told Jung that his departure was premature; many were demanding his return and he, the King, was there to ferry him back. When Jung heard this, he was immensely disappointed, and almost immediately the vision ended. He experienced the reluctance to live that many who have been ‘brought back’ encounter, but what troubled him most was seeing his doctor in his archetypal form. He knew this meant that the physician had sacrificed his own life to save Jung’s. On 4 April 1944 – a date numerologists can delight in – Jung sat up in bed for the first time since his heart attack. On the same day, his doctor came down with septicæmia and took to his bed. He never left it, and died a few days later.

Jung was convinced that he hadn’t simply hallucinated, but that he had been granted a vision of reality. He had passed outside time, and the experience had had a palpable effect on him. For one thing, the depression and pessimism that overcame him during WWII vanished. But there was something more. For most of his long career, he had impressed upon his colleagues, friends, and reading public that he was, above all else, a scientist. He was not, he repeated almost like a mantra, a mystic, occultist, or visionary, terms of abuse his critics, who rejected his claims to science, had used against him. Now, having returned from the brink of death, he seemed content to let the scientist in him take a back seat for the remaining 17 years of his life.

Although Jung had always believed in the reality of the ‘other’ world, he had taken care not to speak too openly about this belief. Now, after his visions, he seemed less reticent. He’d had, it seems, a kind of conversion experience, and the interests the world-famous psychologist had hitherto kept to himself now became common knowledge. Flying saucers, astrology, parapsychology, alchemy, even predictions of a coming “new Age of Aquarius”: pronouncements on all of these dubious subjects – dubious at least from the viewpoint of modern science – flowed from his pen. If he had spent his career fending off charges of mysticism and occultism – initially triggered by his break with Freud in 1912 – by the late 1940s he seems to have decided to stop fighting. The “sage of Küsnacht” and “Hexenmeister of Zürich”, as Jung was known in the last decade of his life, had arrived.
ALL IN THE FAMILY
Yet Jung’s involvement with the occult was with him from the start – literally, it was in his DNA. His maternal grandfather, Rev. Samuel Preiswerk, who learned Hebrew because he believed it was spoken in heaven, accepted the reality of spirits, and kept a chair in his study for the ghost of his deceased first wife, who often came to visit him. Jung’s mother Emilie was employed by Samuel to shoo away the dead who distracted him while he was working on his sermons.

She herself developed medium istic powers in her late teens. At the age of 20, she fell into a coma for 36 hours; when her forehead was touched with a red-hot poker she awoke, speaking in tongues and prophesying. Emilie continued to enter trance states throughout her life, in which she would communicate with the dead. She also seems to have been a ‘split personality’. Jung occasionally heard her speaking to herself in a voice he soon recognised was not her own, making profound remarks expressed with an uncharacteristic authority. This ‘other’ voice had inklings of a world far stranger than the one the young Carl knew.

This ‘split’ that Jung had seen in his mother would later appear in himself. At around the age of 12, he literally became two people. There was his ordinary boyhood self, and someone else. The ‘Other,’ as Carl called him, was a figure from the 18th century, a masterful character who wore a white wig and buckled shoes, drove an impressive carriage, and held the young boy in contempt. It’s difficult to escape the impression that in some ways Jung felt he had been this character in a past life. Seeing an ancient green carriage, Jung felt that it came from his time. his later notion of the collective unconscious, that psychic reservoir of symbols and images that he believed we inherit at birth, is in a sense a form of reincarnation, and Jung himself believed in some form of an afterlife. Soon after the death of his father, in 1896 when Jung was 21, he had two dreams in which his father appeared so vividly that he considered the possibility of life after death. In another, later dream, Jung’s father asked him for marital advice, as he wanted to prepare for his wife’s arrival. Jung took this as a premonition, and his mother died soon after. And years later, when his sister Gert rude died – a decade before his own near-death experience – Jung wrote that “What happens after death is so unspeakably glorious that our imagination and feelings do not suffice to form even an approximate conception of it.”

Hmm..apparently the whole family could communicate with “spirits”, what ever spirits are.

Are they just glimpses of other dimensions, or are they projected “archetypes?”

It’s hard to say from this article, but I would conjecture that given Jung’s, and others OBE’s that what ever our core beings (consciousness) are, they exist in another reality.

And the collective subconscious is capable of projecting “archetypes” that can become real and solid.

Pretty deep.

The Occult World of CG Jung

Grissom/Obama Meme going Viral?

Sure, I’ll help Chris take this viral.

I love a good Masonic Mystery!

Via The Secret Sun:


In the past 36 hours this blog has been bombarded with thousands of hits, after a Drudge Report-type site linked to part one of the Gus Grissom/Barackobamun piece. There were the usual corny old jokes about “tinfoil hats” and all of the rest of the worn-out snark in the comments sections (along with some stunning displays of poor reading comprehension), but that represents only a tiny percentage of the traffic. Having been on the internet for the better part of the last two decades, I recognize defensive ironic distancing when I see it.

What’s more, I’m noticing that other sites are picking up on the meme. It’s too soon to say how resonant the meme will become, but it did get me looking at Obama’s possible Grissom obsession again (and that’s what I was writing about- not a conspiracy, per se.)

In the first few seconds of doing so, I found this speech to the National Academy of Sciences on April 27, 2009. Although it was a more general (read: “boring”) gabfest on science and technology, Barackobamun spoke about his support for the space colonization program:

My budget includes $150 billion over 10 years to invest in sources of renewable energy as well as energy efficiency. It supports efforts at NASA, recommended as a priority by the National Research Council, to develop new space-based capabilities to help us better understand our changing climate.

And he even snuck in the Magic(k) Number:

America’s young people will rise to the challenge if given the opportunity — if called upon to join a cause larger than themselves. We’ve got evidence. You know, the average age in NASA’s mission control during the Apollo 17 mission was just 26. I know that young people today are just as ready to tackle the grand challenges of this century.

So what’s the big deal about this speech? Nothing, really. Except it took place of 5o years to the day after Gus Grissom was chosen by NASA for the Mercury Project.

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Grissom/Obama Meme going Viral?

Michael Jackson Symbolism

I haven’t said anything about Michael Jackson since his demise isn’t part of my esoteric research, but here are some recent blog posts with some interesting theories.

Whether Jackson was a part of some global child slavery ring, a victim of a bankster hit-list or a humanised version of Mickey Mouse, in the end he was a human being with a family.

May he find the rest he so desperately wanted.

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Les Visible of Smoking Mirrors compares MJ with Mickey Mouse, with a tie-in to Palestine:

In order for us to go on celebrating the most vacuous portions of ourselves, someone has to pay. In order for the finery and glitter of the deserving few to continue in gaudy, endless spectacle, someone- a whole lotta someone’s- have to go without. In order that massive waste can continue, as proof that some of us will never have enough or spend even a small amount of what we have acquired at the expense of others, some must go without. Given that most of the people suffering have been convinced that they would do exactly the same if they were given the chance well, I guess it works out on some level, somewhere. 

Michael’s the real life equivalent (if this is real life) of a Disney character, no different than Mickey Mouse. Mickey turned fifty a little while ago but he’s still going strong. Michael’s one of the gatekeepers that keep you penned in your own wonderland of wanting. He’s the smiling; backwards dancing door warden that says it’s all right here. Eat, drink and be merry because there are people just waiting to clean it up for you and then maybe sell some of what’s left on EBay. 

I know they’re going to blow something up again pretty soon. Michael’s funeral would be a consideration if irony were your cup of tea.

I’m not sure if Michael would’ve appreciated the irony or not, but didn’t he convert to Islam when he lived in Dubai?

The Battlestar Galactica, Michael Jackson 4th of July

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On Dr. Henry Makow’s site, ‘A Reader’ speculates that Jackson was sold into child sex slavery by his father for personal gain:

…at the tender age of ten Michael Jackson had an ebullient joy and charisma  that was palpable and contagious on both TV and radio.  Later, at the age of 21, he broke from his family and began a successful solo career.  F. Scott Fitzgerald said American lives have no second acts.  And for child entertainers trying to extend their success into adulthood, that is doubly so.  Michael Jackson proved Fitzgerald wrong.  But at what price?

A series of articles on the blog Aangirfan [aangirfan.blogspot.com] explores the possibility that Michael Jackson was yet another Illuminati sex slave.  In one article, “Michael Jackson 5.0,” the blogger writes:  “There has been speculation that the CIA has used its MK-ULTRA brainwashing on many celebrities, including Madonna, Curt Cobain, Britney Spears, Elvis and Michael Jackson.  Jermaine Jackson has suggested that his father may have arranged for Michael to be used by older men.  He tells how his father had Michael join late-night hotel room meetings with “important business people.”

Jermaine wondered whether “something happened” to Michael at those sessions.  He said he sensed something was wrong because Michael would be sick for days after.  “What was Joseph doing?” Jermaine wrote.  Michael Jackson said himself that his father beat him.

MJ getting sold into child sex slavery has been an on-going theory on the InnerTubes for a while with no hard evidence other than Jackson’s eccentric behaviour and his propensity for sleeping with young boys.

And the one person who Jackson got convicted over came out to refute the claim saying his father put him up to it.

The game of truth or consequences will continue for decades to come I’m sure.

Was Michael Jackson Another Illuminati Slave?

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Lastly, Michael Jackson symbolically represents the death of two things in my view; the 1970s along with the deaths of Farrah Fawcett and David Carradine. One of which, Carradine’s, could be linked to the occult like Jackson’s.

The other is the record industry. In this day and age of mp3s and music downloads, this once dominant media could be in it’s death-throes:

Is Michael Jackson – and along with him U2 and Madonna – the last vestige of a music industry in its death throes? For Switzerland’s Nachrichten newspaper, Patrik Etschmayer writes in part:

“Ever since Michael Jackson, King of Pop, extra-terrestrial, and whatever else he was dubbed, shuffled off this mortal coil, commentators around the world have absolutely flipped.

“What’s rarely mentioned is that Jackson, along with the other giants of the 1980s, such as Prince, Madonna and U2, together initiated the downfall of what was known back then as the music industry. Of course, the industry blames file-sharing, particularly bit torrents, for their current woes (which apparently, with the massive sales of Jackson CDs, are bound to be somewhat mitigated). But another reason can be found in the terrible 80s and 90s. … Superstars became megastars with record contracts like Jackson signed in 1991 for a sum of over $65 million. Music was the latest part of our culture to mutate into an industrial product. Although it continued to be produced by artists, it was no longer regarded as art by the people who managed the recording companies.

“It was this madness that broke some artists. Jackson slowly seemed to lose his mind, while his big ‘adversary’ Prince even temporarily gave up his name, because he could no longer cope with his contractual obligations. Meanwhile, Madonna appeared to have her real personality stripped away in an acid-bath of continual self-re-invention.

“It may well be that with Michael Jackson, the last megastar of the music business has died – and along with this talented musician who had been brutally treated in life, much of what ultimately destroyed him will also be laid to rest.”

Could it all be this simple? The very thing that killed Jackson is just plain ol’ greed?

Well, if the record industry is dying an ignoble death along with Jackson I say good riddance.

They charge too damn much for their music CDs and movie DVDs ( along with the more expensive yet Blue-Ray discs ) anyways.

They’ll show up in garage sales before too long, so paupers like me can pick them up pennies on the dollar.

As for Jackson, Carradine and Farrah sweet-heart, *sigh*, thanks for the ’70s!

Michael Jackson: Symbol of a Near Dead Music Industry

 

Serendipitous warp drive with Battlestar anti-angst

Another problem with a Star Trek type “warp drive” is discovered:

Let’s look more closely. Warp drive as envisioned by Miguel Alcubierre relied on the concept that although nothing could move faster than the speed of light through spacetime, spacetime itself is not so restricted. We do not, in fact, have any notion of a limit to the ’stretching’ of spacetime, a fact brought home by inflation theory, which posits an immense expansion of the early universe in a mere flicker of time. Contract the spacetime in front of a vehicle while expanding it behind and the spacecraft itself never exceeds the speed of light even though the ‘warped’ spacetime delivers it to its destination faster than would otherwise be possible.

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All of which calls for immense supplies of energy, and negative energy at that, so that recent work has been (more or less unsuccessfully) devoted to understanding how to reduce those requirements to something remotely manageable. Now Finazzi and team have folded quantum mechanics into their consideration of warp drive theory, with the result that warp drive is shown to be untenable for the hapless crew. The inside of the ‘bubble’ housing the spacecraft, in fact, becomes filled with Hawking radiation, emitted by black holes due to these very quantum effects.

This isn’t over by a long-shot folks, black-holes, Hawking Radiation and all that just might prove to be false concepts like the “ether” was pre-Einstein.

A Serendipitous Encounter with Warp Drive

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I never got around much to watch Battlestar Galactica on television during it’s four year run, except for most for the first season. And that was because I rented it from Blockbuster.

From what I saw, it was definitely better than the original 1979 version with Bonanza’s Lorne Greene playing Adama and the obvious Biblical overtones that pervaded it. But according to Chris Wren, it ultimately fell to the same state its namesake did:

God, I’m so glad that show is gone. Scifi can finally become scifi again, and leave the Left Behind/Touched by an Angel shit in the vast unmarked grave of  Televisions self-indulgent wankfests. I’ve spent the last two weeks arguing with people about the relative merits of Ron Moore’s ham-fisted grade 10-level religious melodrama and my mind hasn’t changed. However well the show started off, it ended up being the worst thing to happen to scifi television since The Great Vegetable Rebellion.

I don’t know what the Great Vegetable Rebellion is, but I know what a wankfest is!

I dunno, I guess I’m going to have to go to Blockbuster and rent the three seasons I didn’t see.

BTW, here’s a link to SCIFI’s video page and watch the last few episodes if you want and then tell me if they’re good sci-fi, or a good wankfest!

http://www.scifi.com/rewind/?sid=32850

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Are aliens about to be “disclosed”?, Doomsday seeds for climate change

Chris Knowle’s Secret Sun :

Another very big week in space and cosmic news, so let’s dive right in…

Honestly, what are to make of The Times of London– arguably the most prestigious newspaper in the world- running a headline like this: “Aliens ‘may be living among us’ undetected by science.”

Which one of you said “conditioning process?”

UPDATE: As of 1855 GMT, the most popular headline on BBC News is “Alien life may exist among us.”

Note how the picture is of a deep ocean scene.

UPDATE 2144 GMT: The ocean memes continue with news of the Global Marine Survey.

ITEM:
Then there’s this – “New Artificial DNA points to alien life.”
NASA has been involved in searching for extra-terrestrial life along numerous avenues for decades, including the Viking mission to Mars in the 1970s and its recent missions to the red planet which have searched for signs of habitability there. NASA also funds an Astrobiology Institute, which partners with hundreds of researchers world-wide who study of the origins, evolution, distribution and future of life in the universe.

 

That’s fascinating. What do they know that they aren’t telling us?

ITEM: “There could be one hundred billion Earth-like planets in our galaxy,” a US conference has heard.

 

Dr Alan Boss of the Carnegie Institution of Science said many of these worlds could be inhabited by simple lifeforms. But, based on the limited numbers of planets found so far, Dr Boss has estimated that each Sun-like star has on average one “Earth-like” planet.

“Not only are they probably habitable but they probably are also going to be inhabited,” Dr Boss told BBC News. “But I think that most likely the nearby ‘Earths’ are going to be inhabited with things which are perhaps more common to what Earth was like three or four billion years ago.” That means bacterial lifeforms. – BBC

He sounds very confident about that. But who’s going to be seeding those lifeforms on these planets?

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I have a very dim view of “disclosure.”

To me, it’s all disinformation to lead people away from government black projects.

Then again, Knowles is the premier researcher into Modern Mythology and Esoterica.

Read ’em and weep. Seen From Space: Slouching Toward Disclosure?

Also check out his Obama post. http://secretsun.blogspot.com/2009/02/celebrating-17th.html

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The stores of seeds in a “doomsday” vault in the Norwegian Arctic are growing as researchers rush to preserve 100,000 crop varieties from potential extinction.

The imperiled seeds are going to be critical for protecting the global food supply against devastating crop losses as a result of climate change, said Cary Fowler, executive director of the Global Crop Diversity Trust.

“These resources stand between us and catastrophic starvation,” Fowler said. “You can’t imagine a solution to climate change without crop diversity.”

That’s because the crops currently being used by farmers will not be able to evolve quickly enough on their own to adjust to predicted drought, rising temperatures and new pests and diseases, he said.

One recent study found that corn yields in Africa will fall by 30 percent by 2030 unless heat-resistant varieties are developed, Fowler noted.

“Evolution is in our control,” he said in an interview. “It’s in our seed bank. You take traits form different varieties and make new ones.”

Whether one believes in anthropocentric global warming or not, the world’s power brokers are making sure there’s enough food seed for them to grow crops.

Is climate change natural or man-made?

If it is natural, will it get helped along by being man-aged?

Doomsday Seed Vault’s Stores are Growing

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Baseball and Freemasonry?

In the past two years, I have run across many interesting things that come to the esoteric; syncronicities between mundane subjects that one could never have put two and two together to equal four ( or if you’re into neocon-fascist philosophy, two plus two equal five and the sheeple believe such ).

One such subject is the supposed American past-time, baseball.

In history, Abner Doubleday is the father of American baseball and the first game was played in Cooperstown New York in 1839, the reason the Baseball Hall of Fame is located there.

According to Todd Campbell of Through The Looking Glass however, “baseball” has a more “basic” reason for being:

“Shortly after posting “America’s “PAST” Time?” earlier this afternoon one of the most active Masonic based blogs out there [The Burning Taper or perhaps the HOT COCK] picked up on my article and posted the following response…it would seem that Masonry and baseball for that matter have more to do with Sex Magick than my supposed preoccupations with “numerology” and all things “conspiracy” related. Well duh…thanks for the ENLIGHTENMENT guys. I’d love to see the Burning Taper give us the “ins and outs” of Masonic sex practices on a more regular basis.

http://burningtaper.blogspot.com/2008/09/sports-or-sex-americas-real-pasttime.html

Yesterday’s Sports Illustrated ran a story, and the BBC posted an interview with historian Julian Pooley, indicating that “America’s pastime,” the game of baseball, may actually have been imported from England.

A diary entry from 1755, 84 years before Abner Doubleday mythically “invented” baseball, suggests that it was commonly played in the British Isles. (I found no evidence that Doubleday, the U.S. captain later promoted to general who fired the first Union cannonball at Fort Sumter which began the American Civil War, was a Freemason, but he was a prominent member and president of the Theosophical Society.)

During this time period in Britain, a “new” group called the Freemasons was also became popular way to wile away the hours.

The numerology-and-conspiracy obsessed blog Through the Looking Glass today upped the ante with a reference to baseball’s origins being Masonic. Quoting Randy Lavello’s article on PrisonPlanet.com, they give us:

“Baseball was obviously created by Freemasons, as it bears the unmistakable marks of Freemasonry. The field, from home plate to the left and right field wall forms a compass; the entire outfield wall is the semicircle which this compass draws. Upside-down, overlapping this compass, the bases form the square. Thus, the baseball field is the emblem of Freemasonry. Three strikes and three outs were assigned because three is the principle sacred number of Freemasonry. Four is a number of significance because it represents a square (the shape) and deals with the four directions, thus: four balls, four bases. Nine is sacred because it is three squared… there are nine fielding positions and nine innings. This brings us to a total of twenty-seven outs per team a game…and guess what? Twenty-seven, along with eighty-one, are the only two sacred numbers greater than ten. Though eighty-one doesn’t occur in baseball, because of the presence of two nines (fielders and innings) it’s appropriate to mention the reason eighty-one is so revered: the multiples of nine, 9, 18, 27, 36, 45, 54, 63, 72, 81, and 90 form a mirror image between the numbers 45 and 54. Also, each one of these numbers equal nine when adding the two integers which comprise the number: 18- 1+8 = 9; 27- 2+7 =9; etc. Because of this, nine times nine was deemed a ‘high’ number. This further explains the near obsession with numbers surrounding baseball averages, home runs, ERA’s, etc. It is truly a game for numerologists.

The diary entry by English lawyer William Bray dated Easter Monday, 31 March 1755, reads like this:

Went to Stoke Ch. This morning. After Dinner Went to Miss Jeale’s to play at Base Ball with her, the 3 Miss Whiteheads, Miss Billinghurst, Miss Molly Flutter, Mr. Chandler, Mr. Ford & H. Parsons & Jelly. Drank Tea and stayed till 8.

Six women, four men, and jelly? Hmmm….

As most of us know, playing baseball has another meaning, a sort of code for sex...”

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A Freemasonry site that admits that “baseball” is code for sex-magic?

It makes sense, as the post states, “Remember the first time you “got to first base”? Or “scored”? Or “drove it home.”

I guess the “play-offs” and the subsequent “World Series” are Masonic code for orgy and gang-bang?

Ooooh baby! Pass the Viagra and pine-tar!

Hitting a Homerun

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