Today I walked into Glastonbury town with many missions, amongst them getting a PDF from a memory stick printed out. I’ve been here a week and hadn’t seen anywhere. One likely spot, the tourist info center, had changed its hours and was closed. I tried the post office and a friendly fellow directed me to an internet cafe he wasn’t sure existed and I was pretty sure it...
toothpaste and other tales of terror
It’s my first day in the UK and as to be expected I’m a bit fried. Maybe not the best time to write a blog post but a few have built up and I am bound to have some interesting adventures here that will call for more, so let’s get some of these out of the way quick and dirty like! FLOURIDE: I’m pretty open to alternative views of things and perhaps sometimes even overly...
Is it practical?
(photo Matt Bird) At Kiwiburn during my talk about the Temple and sacred geometry (SG), someone asked, “Is it practical?” Good question! I was caught a bit flatfooted and could only respond that I had used SG to come up with the final cabinet dimensions for our kitchen remodel, and it had turned out well. Aside from that, no, not practical. Now that I have had more time to mull...
A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent upon arriving. A good...– http://www.egreenway.com/taoism/ttclz27.htm
The handbook of the strategist has said: ‘Do not invite the fight, accept...– http://www.egreenway.com/taoism/ttclz69.htm bloody brilliant umpteen translations of each verse of the Tao Te Ching in very easy to access format. Though unfortunately they lack the one I cut my teeth on, the sometimes awesome and sometimes not, but in a decipherable way, with valuable meta...
>Chlorophyll can employ quantum computing to search multiple paths (said...– Nature’s hot green quantum computers revealed
Global prosperity index →
Worth exploring; food for thought. takeaways: USA has slipped from #10 to #12; denmark norway sweden, super socialist countries dominate; Australia and New Zealand rockin’ out…
America Has Already Lost Tuesday's Election →
Short, concise, clear takedown of the US political system by a German columnist. Congratulations on your lesser of two evils, by the way, fellow americans ;-)
Deviations from Randomness Associated with... →
I have looked at the GCP on and off through the years, but didn’t know they did something at burning man this year! hat tip Dennis http://samadhisoft.com/2012/10/10/collective-consciousness/comment-page-1/#comment-32932 The playa environment definitely produces non-random occurences fairly frequently. “Playa Magic” is legendary. Here we are with what at first glance looks like a...
To all my friends in the USA who may or may not soon be cursing the electoral college and the 2 party system: When I lived in the USA people said the 2 party electoral system was the cause of the problems. Here in NZ which solves the USA problem with multiple parties and proportional representation we say low voter turnout is the problem. In Australia where voting is mandatory and turnout...
People adhere to ideas that explain and offer psychological compensation for...– 2312, Kim Stanley Robinson Ole kim can still sling it!
But whatever your chosen path, Children, don’t buy... →
"Historically Hardcore" →
Temple of Kali kiwiburn 2013 proposal
Temple of Kali 2013 Proposal, for http://www.kiwiburn.com Concept: The theme for KB2013 is enlighTENment. The Temple of Kali (TOK) relates to this theme: the prominent star shape apparent in the structure is evocative of the concept of enlightenment the strong geometrical nature of the shape is evocative of the numerical emphasis of the theme 10 pointed stars will feature prominently in...
conspiracy fertile activity RE Bin Laden death →
If you wondered maybe amidst the goofiness of the Bin Laden assasination (after all, he was never charged with a crime due to insufficient evidence) whether the man himself was really killed (no body to show for it, after all) this event provides interesting speculative fuel. 30 Americans died in a helicopter crash including 26 from SEAL Team 6, which was the unit involved in the Bin Laden...
Einstein and Tagore →
Interesting dialogue between Einstein and Indian philosopher Tagore about truth and whether it exists objectively. At the end Einstein concludes he is “more religious” than Tagore in holding that there is a truth external to human experience.
Top 5 regrets of the Dying →
Worth reading, pondering, actioning <3
hot and dirty Shroud of Turin action →
The Templars claimed to have the Shroud of Turin. Carbon dating tests put it as being created about the time of the Templars, 650 years after christ. Now scientists say the image on the shroud was created by ultraviolet lasers. So did the Templars have ultraviolet lasers? Come to the Green Fairy Templar party Thursday night and find out ;-)
Black Market-- system D-- the already existent... →
> citizens of the countries with the most robust System D — fared better in the economic meltdown of 2008 than folks living in centrally planned and tightly regulated nations.
world getting more screwed up every day... →
No more free camping in NZ. In fact, reading this handy chart, you can’t camp at a Designated camping area without a toilet unless you have your own toilet, shower, and grey water disposal system.
the president may indefinitely detain or kill US... →
A short snack for your daily diet of facism. Get used to it in small doses so it doesn’t kill you as it increases. For a longer and highly recommended trip down the rabbit hole, try http://www.theendrun.com/former-obama-advisor-and-cfr-vp-says-100000-troops-needed. One of the many background articles cited in this longer piece discuss that US Army troops are now being trained in...
worth a read, a quote below. http://www.newciv.org/whole/schoolteacher.txt ...
Most helpful = likes the product →
I just read through my reviews on Amazon.com, noting which ones had earned helpful votes and which ones were considered not helpful by site users. Almost without exception, helpful votes were earned by reviews which talked favorably about the product. Keep this in mind next time you use Amazon reviews as a means of determining your purchases…
After a lovely week meeting with friends old and new who very kindly revealed that they not only read my blog from time to time but are also interested in what I am up to, I thought I would post some of the thoughts that solidified during conversation on the topic of enlightenment. Enlightenment is a word that a lot of people use to mean different things, but here I am referring to a state...
Just discovered one of my most favoritest new unknown artists is the son of Dave Davies of the Kinks! Ya really got me going…
Crossing the Abyss →
Great description of the Abyss, Dark Night of the Soul, Chapel Perilous, etc. There is an exercise at the end which correlated with a major breakthrough for me when things were really feeling stuck.