Thursday, December 02, 2004

If You Can't See It, Does that Mean It Isn't There?

I forget who said it, maybe Cronwell, maybe Paracelsus, though probably both. Whatever they ‘actually’ said it was probably something like, “you’re surrounded by fortunes you can’t identify”, or, “within a few feet of you lies something you could turn into a fortune if you could recognize it”, or “men throw away as worthless the thing of ultimate value.” Now I made these saying up so the quotes are probably unnecessary but just in case I got lucky with remembering, what the Hell.

When I refer to ‘a fortune’ I am meaning both physical and metaphysical. I doubt any of us makes it through a day without hearing someone complain about something. People complain all the time. I complain, get frustrated, kick the family dog (just kidding) and demean my own capacity for success by naysaying it. We all do. It’s human nature in the way it has been developed in a world of seeming problems and obstacles to success. Few among us possess that rigorous, patient tenacity that just keeps going.

We’re surrounded by failures and the evidence of bad magicians. Everything is magic. Unfortunately so much of it is bad and therefore it seems to possess no magic at all, but it does.

The wonders of technology are magic. Sadly, so much technology is devoted to creating armies of drones who are sacrificed on the wheel of privilege. We have the capacity to translate the world into Eden but we lack the morality and wisdom to groove it in the best interest of all. Make no mistake; there is certainly a cabal of powerful individuals who work to keep humanity enslaved and in darkness. It’s a high profit item. Now whether all of these individuals are all members of the same club, or whether they have a concentrated plan that is relentlessly preformed is not at issue. It could be there are many cabals, unconnected. It could be that the enslaving darkness is ubiquitous in every heart and mind to varying degrees and by degrees susceptible to the machinations of the profiteers. The point is, in one fashion or another it is so. Take a look around. That is something you can certainly see in action, even if you can’t identify motives and source.
You don’t have to know how lightning kills you to be aware that it can.

Everywhere in the midst of this confining, preferentially regulated monster that eats its servants and its young, lay portals to freedom. Everywhere there are exits and entrances into another state. We can’t see them though can we? How often are we caught in circumstances we cannot see our way out of? And why is that? Why does architecture work against the natural passage of living harmony? Why is alcohol king? Why do most doctors treat symptoms and not causes? Why is there so much red tape in the way? If frustration, rage and desperation are more abundant that sand then what’s the purpose of it? It’s some kind of milk from mad cows isn’t it? Who drinks it?

Every human practices the same miraculous form of continuous creation that is applied by the divine. We do it every day but we do it wrong. It’s not like anything is wrong with the principles. The principles are sound. It’s the way we do it. We get perfect results; we just get the wrong ones. Our conscious minds are image generating engines. These images are dropped into a well. Call it the subconscious. Think of your self as a factory. At the top level are the executives who determine WHAT will be made. Then there are the draftsmen and technicians who sketch out the patterns for the product, who determine the elements of which the product will be composed and in what amounts and combinations. Then there is the foundry where the engines move and the steam, or electricity or whatever the power may be, are applied to the process of fabricating the physical result. The completed product is then shipped to the showroom that is the life you live. Everything comes into being this way. You can now look at the results of what your image generation has conceived.

So where is the problem? The problem must obviously lie in the types of images we are creating. We must be creating the wrong images if the results are not what we actually want. Who is responsible for this? Is it just that we don’t know any better? Are we unclear as to what we want? Is it because this is the way we always did it? Is someone lying to us? Are we lying to ourselves... and to our associates and friends and to our children? Look at the world. Look at history. Think about it.

You’ve heard of meditation. Maybe you know what it is and maybe you don’t. I want to tell you that whether you do or not you practice it all the time. You just don’t practice it consciously. Even when we think that we are trying our hardest we are often unaware of the things we do which continue to guarantee our failure. After awhile it’s just the wheel going round repeating. There isn’t anything new. Most people are just playing a tape over and over. Life is no longer being lived. It is just being repeated.

Now, it doesn’t matter if there are bad men doing your programming. It doesn’t matter if the devil made you do it. It doesn’t matter if it is entities from the inner planes. There are arguments for and proponents of all of these excuses. The point is that not only do you practice exactly the same processes that God does; you also have as much power as God in a relative way as regards your own life. If you take control of the process then nothing and no one can stop you. I guarantee this. I’m not sure that my guarantee is the imprimatur you are looking for but you got it anyway.

The key is, once you have started generating positive images, persistence. It is law that where ruts have been made the cart tends to fall back into them. You have to pull the cart out of the ruts over and over until you have made new ruts. As much as habit can work against change it can also ensure change. Nearly every one who fails manages to quit right at the critical point of transition. You have to persevere. Life is full of the examples of people who have done this. There’s just no reason that you can’t do it too.

Whatever you can imagine, you can achieve. Some things may take longer but the result is certain. Even where one life is not enough, you will find you are right where you were, maybe even a little more ahead and more favorably assisted, in the next go. It starts here. Sure it’s hard. But think of the joy and satisfaction as you see your world change; as you see the whole world change around you.

It doesn’t matter whose fault it was and it doesn’t matter what seems to stand in your way. You want to be one of The Beatles? You want to solve the mystery of cancer? You want to comprehend and apply the law of electro-magnetism? You want to fly? What do you want? Let’s get it done.


Anonymous said...

I posted this at the Fray today, but it is not Fray-related and may be of general interest

Your comment about Appy being able to extend a thought into a pictorial of words reminds me of a conversation I once had with my sister, who is an ABD musicologist and a Grove editor (under the name Julie Woodward.)

I love classical music but don't know what makes things great that I think are great. So I asked her one day: what makes Mozart great to a trained musicologist, as opposed to someone who just "knows porn when he sees it?"

And she said, it was probably his ability to notify his listeners of the progression he was working with and then sustain it, modify it, play with it, longer than any other composer, even Bach, before finally resolving the progression in the tonic.

That's what Appy can do - every really good piece he writes is exactly that kind of sustained investigation of a progression until he finally resolves it with a tonic that just knocks you out. Maybe that ability is tied to his demonstrated musical ability.

Love ya, bud.

Keep on keeping on.

I see that with each piece, you are regaining your ability to write without a specific target, which is the problem with posting at chat boards. Better and better each day.

Anonymous said...

An interesting dissertation, could it be "intention" that governs the quality of the ideated manifistation. haven
n.b. keep on keeping on

ciinc said...

Posted this today on the Fray, but it's not about Appy and the Fray and may be of interest here. I was responding to justoffal, who often posts here as well.
(This may be a duplicate; it didn't post earlier.)

Your comment about Appy being able to extend a thought into a pictorial of words reminds me of a conversation I once had with my sister, who is an ABD musicologist and a Grove editor (under the name Julie Woodward.)

I love classical music but don't know what makes things great that I think are great. So I asked her one day: what makes Mozart great to a trained musicologist, as opposed to someone who just "knows porn when he sees it?"

And she said, it was probably his ability to notify his listeners of the progression he was working with and then sustain it, modify it, play with it, longer than any other composer, even Bach, before finally resolving the progression in the tonic.

That's what Appy can do - every really good piece he writes is exactly that kind of sustained investigation of a progression until he finally resolves it with a tonic that just knocks you out. Maybe that ability is tied to his demonstrated musical ability.

Les Visible said...

Wow! I don't know how to take that. It's high praise. When I think of Mozart I think of him as one of the few pure geniuses. It gives me something to shoot at anyay. I don't think I'm as good as people say I am but I know I'm better than my critics suggest and far better than they will ever be. I have to admit I enjoy hearing these things primarily because of how much I know it pisses off certain people (who follow me religiously) to hear them.

Thank you for the burning rage into which you send the underachieving hatemongers of the lower realms; it means a lot to me.

I have to clear up a few things here. I don't want to have to answer all of the emails that certain items mentioned have caused and I dislike sending out form letters containing all the same infor the multiple posters.

I did send the one form letter to let a number of you know that I had this blog but I didn't send the letter to anyone who already knew.

So, let me clear some things up. A number of people wanted to know about the Fray Profiles. Well, I had a newletter page on my website and I really though I should define and describe the people I interacted with for so long; the good the bad and the ugly. I do believe I did it to a fine turn and wordchefed certain boorish fuckers over fiery briquets of well deserved recompense. Even though it was a dish best served cold I did feel obliged to cook it first.

I'm trying to be a nice guy but there are limits. I also posted the lyrics to my Ballad of Bald Tony (using the real name which I'm holding off on for the time being). But I got so many emails I was in fear it would get reposted on the fray. That wouldn't be the thing at this time with the place falling apart. So I removed it from the site. That's why you can't find it and I managed to stop everyone who had read it from reposting it. No one from Fray actually goes to my website and so it was a different group of people appreciating it. I've got it all saved for possible future use.

I have to point out that there is an intense email exchange undergroumnd of fray posters who regularly tear one another asunder while playing kissy face in real life. Little did any of them know that I had a mole and so I am privy to all sorts of things said that they probably feel I haven't seen- but I have. I know just what all the little witches and warlocks have said back and forth over time and used it as an aid in my profiles. I'm a regular Truman Capote. It's amazing what people will put in emails. It is even more amazing who they will trust with their treacheries.

I've had a lot of posters email me over time but I have been prescient enough never to say anything that I wouldn't say to them. And I never said anything very bad; rather more I merely mentioned things that annoyed me and precious little of that.

As for the soundtrack, it's no big deal. Gravity Sports is putting out an extended DVD and wants to use a number of my songs. It isn't what I would call the big time. It isa nice though and it will bring my music a great deal of recognition in circles where it hasn't been heard before. That's pretty much it.

I heard something really funny today and I don't know which of you knckleheads did it but it gave me a real laugh. I won't mention what it was just in case somebody bought it. I guess you're free to do what you want but remember, I always catch shit and get blamed for this stuff.

God Bless all of you. I promise to do at least one flambe a week of streetsweeper scattergun rhetoric. I may be moving through different territory at times but some things won't change.

MsZilla said...

"No one from Fray actually goes to my website and so it was a different group of people appreciating it."

Not quite, dear. I just wasn't going to mention it. ;)

ciinc said...

Les -

This is a word of caution posted with respect and love.

On your main web-page you have a link to "rense".

This is a mixed-bag site; on the one hand it is thought-provoking; on the other hand, it links to some really reprehensible and untrue stuff.

Even a genuinely sane poster to another board whose heart is in the right place thinks that "rense" may in fact be a "disinformation" site, i.e. a site put up by the usual elements of the Likud functioning in the US,
or even perhaps, the Mossad or other agencies in the fatherland.

So you are faced with a dilemma. You can:

1) leave the "rense" link as it stands;
2) delete the link;
3) leave it but put a "buyer beware" note on it.

I suggest (3) for two reasons.

First, you yourself know how your opponents will jump on the smallest detail in their attempts to discredit the general thrust of your thinking.

Second, although we all know that you have sufficient internal resources to remain who you are no matter how wide or narrow your "fame" in the world becomes, we all would like to see that "fame" grow as wide as possible via the appearance of your music, poetry, and essays in outlets other than your main blogs.

If you leave the "rense" link as it is, there will be people who will immediately be scared off away from you (NOT your opponents mentioned above, who will jump on it to discredit you.) And among these will certainly be some people who should have the opportunity to get to know your stuff.

Anyway, you will do as you will do. That's why you are who you are, and why you are much-loved regardless.


Les Visible said...

Well now Colleen, you have my gratitude for that. I'm glad you stopped in. I think about you now and again and hope you're getting the stability in the day to day that you crave.


I could have sworn that I implied or even stated that Rense and the others were thought provoking but not necessarily anything I agreed wtih. That link went up a long time ago and I haven't really thought about it. I don't go to Rense any way. I just picked them because they are so wacko.

I don't care what conclusions certain people draw because they will go out of their way to discredit me no matter what I say. I don't endorse Rense, they were just handy. I can't see it's much of a big deal but I take everything I hear under consideration. Since that link there is of no real interest to me I will just remove it altogether. I slapped that website together so fast that half the time I wasn't even thinking about it. I'm not a web builder so it's amateur at best.

I don't believe in accidents or coincidences so I'll just get that gone as soon as I can. Unfortunately my web buider is on my larger computer (I do have it here)which doesn't have an analog modem- just the network card. I'll see about transferring the software I need to accomplish the extraction but it might take me a few days. Hopefully I don't get sent to the camps in the interim.

Meanwhile, Rense is a huge site that deals with aliens and god knows what all. I know it's been accused of spreading certain propaganda as well; especially by the anal politically correct nazi's of the fray but I never paid much attention to that since I don't pay much attention to them. Thanks for the heads-up though and the good words though. I'll get it done.

P.S. have you considered that by mentioning it here, instead of in an email, that you have drawn a fair bit of attention to it that it wouldn't have gotten? heh heh.

Anonymous said...

Thanks to Ciinc/Dave I have visited Obviously if he didn’t want to bring attention to that website link he would have sent you a person to a person email. I thought of this before reading your response to his post. So out of curiosity I went there. I looked at the flash that equates George W Bush with Hitlter. For those of us that feel the USA is becoming fascist in a way, this site just reinforces that. Rense also mentions One Nation Under Surveillance, and with the patriot act at arms reach this also is relevant. I have gone no further into that website because I want to read your next post. But unless I am missing something on that is truly offensive and is really promoting fascism, I see nothing wrong with leaving it up. It is thought provoking. You also have your disclaimer there for all to see.

Les Visible said...

Howdy anonymous- and welcome;

Dave is a rather eccentric character. HIs heart's in the right place but I sometimes wonder about some of the things he says. Then again people not only wonder at things I say but become enraged by them as well, so... I should talk.

He comes over here from another location where I used to post. Recently Rense figured in a series of posts where the question of anti-seitism came up. Most objectively capable minds know that anti-semitism claims are now wielded with great frequency to stifle any and all criticism and complaint. The large majority of the recent anti-semitic attacks in France have been exposed as the work of pro-israeli rightists; caught out and exposed. It's a nasty weapon.

Rense has occasional links to claims that are outrageous and some of them are anti-israeli and or anti-jewish. I don't go to Rense so I have no idea what they are up to these days. A couple of years ago I was assaulted with anti-semitic charges for asking an innocuous question. This was just an act of convenience for my attackers whose passionate opposition of me was based on other things and who found themselves always on the losing end of engagements. Well, that didn't stick so next I was accused of kiddie porn because I am writing a book on the blackmailing of politicians and law enforcement personnel by catching them in "The Lolita Cage". The book came about due to things I learned studying the Dutroux case and other things which led me to events in England, Spain and France.

The editor let all of this pass because the editor was offended by my alleged anti-semitism based on repeated letters from a pseudointellectual political correctness associate of his from San Francisco. Both this poster and the editor are gay. The editor also happens to be jewish and lost some relatives during the 2nd world war. He ia already prepared to act swiftly and without regard for truth or inquiry in such a matter. Hatred and disregard for Arabs and Muslims is allowed without any action whatever. I always liked him but he's not fair and caters to a cabal of ass-kissers and fellow travelers. Now he's a poster there himself calling himself IOZ

I received a letter detailing all of these events in my case from a 'mole' who is familiar with the editor and the pseudointellectual. He gets a lot of information. I was also accused of threatening peoples lives because I told someone who threatened me that if anything happened I had left word with people about his threat. I told another poster that it was one thing to talk tough over the internet but that in person he would no doubt be pissing down his leg if he encountered me. This led to said fatuous poster claiming I had threatened him and his cross-eyed offspring. Other posters constantly state that I do drugs in order to write my posts. I haven't taken any drugs in quite some time but all they have to do is day it. They believe at this site that all you have to do is make charges and people will think they are real. It is a mirror to what the bush campaign practiced. What enrages people at this site is that I have so many defenders so they can't get up any tailwind.

Dave felt that my having a link to Rense on my site would just be fuel for these same cretins. I don't see it but maybe he's right. And I did think I'd had a disclaimer (thanks for letting me know)I expect to usually run into a certain measure of opposition because what I say enrages a certain group of people. they are further enraged at my support and doubly enraged at the degree to which I have driven them before me whenever they come at me. With that in mind and considering past tactics I would assume they would just fabricate anything they couldn't find in the first place. I'm really only anti-stupidity and anti-fascist. As you know, there is no lack of people representing both these days.

This is probably more than you wanted to know but only a small part of the seething Byzantine maddness that swirls at this site. A lot of the problem there is that there are so many big ego's with vey little talent. When they see someone get more attention than themselves it drives them into a frenzy. Anyway, I left that site. It just didn't entertain me any more. It's gone badly downhill since. I don't equate that with my leaving but it was certainly synchronistic.