Monday, August 18, 2014

The Greatest Fake Religion of All Time

from i09.com: Over fifty years ago, a group of pranksters founded a satiric religion devoted to creating conspiracy theories so insane that nobody would ever believe uncritically in conspiracies again. They called themselves the Discordians. And their weird ideas are still influencing us today.
 
History does not record Robert Welch's reaction when he received a letter on Bavarian Illuminati stationery in 1970. Welch was the founder of the John Birch Society, a conservative group with a paranoid bent, mostly focused on communist conspiracies but also willing to expand its gallery of villains to include other secret cabals. The Illuminati are an 18th-century secret society whose alleged efforts to control the world were regularly decried by groups like, well, the John Birch Society.
 

Thursday, August 14, 2014

The Truth About The Dark Side Of Glastonbury

from IshtarsGate.wordpress.com: The Somerset town of Glastonbury has, quite rightly, a very high reputation the world over for being a thriving and vibrant spiritual centre, where many conferences, workshops and ceremonies take place to honour and celebrate the spirit of humanity and its fundamental unity of purpose which is beyond religious or dogmatic faiths.

Its famous natural world pyramid, the towering green Tor, has stood sentinel for millennia to these visions and values that we’ve inherited from the indigenous tribes of old, and which were observed by our early ancestors long before the incursion of the arid and blood thirsty Abrahamic religions, under the Eagle banner, into these green and pleasant lands. Some even call Glastonbury ‘the heart chakra of the world’ because of its position on a sacred geometrical arrangement of leylines going out worldwide. It’s certainly true that often when people want to launch a new spiritual movement or technique, they launch it in Glastonbury, to gain potency from the lift off from the natural energies here. However, almost as a shadow to its palpable brightness, visitors sometimes comment on another characteristic of Glastonbury that is not so savoury or enlightening, known here as ‘the dark side of Glastonbury’.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The Secret History of the Jazz Greats Who Were Freemasons

from theGuardian.com: When the City of London festival found out about a long dormant masonic temple that had been uncovered next to Liverpool Street station, it seemed obvious that this wonderfully opulent hall should be used as a one-off music venue. The only question was – what music should it host?

“The obvious choice would have been to host a Mozart recital, because everyone knows that Mozart was a freemason,” says Paul Gudgin, former director of the Edinburgh Fringe and now director of the City of London Festival. “But it just so happened that I was reading a biography of Duke Ellington which mentioned, in passing, his membership of a masonic lodge. I found it astonishing that such an anti-establishment figure turned out to be at the heart of an establishment organisation. And I thought it would be a perfect place to pay tribute.”

Monday, August 11, 2014

South Africa: Occult Crime Unit Is Offensive to Common Sense and Morality

from allAfrica.com: Decades after its formation, the Occult-Related Crime Unit (ORCU, founded by Kobus "Donker" Jonker in 1992) continues to waste public resources, misdirect police attention, and stigmatise young people who are by and large more misunderstood than malignant.

Amongst all the crimes that we can speculate police in this unit might have seen, there's one we can be sure of - and it's one that they are complicit in. The crime in question is against common sense and morality, and is vested in the reinforcing of a Christian evangelical "Satanic Panic". In the context of South Africa's constitutionally-protected freedom of religion, restricting membership of a police unit to only Christians - and dedicating that unit to protecting a Christian version of reality - is itself worthy of special attention as an occult-related crime.

Friday, August 8, 2014

6 Surprising Scientific Findings About Good and Evil

from MotherJones.com: Maybe you already know the famous hypothetical dilemma: A train is barreling down a track, about to hit five people, who are certain to die if nothing happens. You are standing at a fork in the track and can throw a switch to divert the train to another track—but if you do so, one person, tied to that other track, will die. So what would you do? And moreover, what do you think your fellow citizens would do?

The first question is a purely ethical one; the second, however, can be investigated scientifically. And in the past decade, a group of researchers have been pursuing precisely that sort of investigation. They've put our sense of right and wrong in lab, and even in the fMRI machine. And their findings have begun to dramatically illuminate how we make moral and political decisions and, perhaps, will even reshape our understanding of what morality is in the first place.

Read the full article here.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Ebola: Psych Warfare Assault from George Soros and Bill & Melinda Gates?

from TherapyBook.wordpress.com: In the wake of the latest terror scam, Ebola, President Barack Obama has just signed an executive order to enable the enforced detention of people with severe respiratory disease. Yes, you heard that right. Not Ebola. Just people with breathing problems. However, the only known strain of Ebola to be transmitted by airborne droplets – Mayinga – hasn’t been seen since 1978. It reminds me of a similar sleight of hand, when our warmongering leaders started banging the war drums against Iraq over 9/11, while insisting that the perpetrators of the twin towers attack were from a cave in Afghanistan. But if you are worried about Ebola, please don’t be. It’s beginning to seem as if it’s just more psychological warfare from the usual suspects … just like Bird Flu and Swine Flu. It’s another case of ‘figures lie, and liars figure’.

If you’re talking possible worldwide epidemic, the stats coming out from the World Health Organisation (WHO) don’t quite hang together as Ebola is not even at anything like epidemic proportions in Africa. Added to which, the genesis of Ebola seems to have come from a nucleus which has, at its centre, a bioweapons lab owned by multi billionaires George Soros and Bill and Melinda Gates.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Science and Spirituality: The Teachings of U.G.Krishnamurti

from Well.com: Are there any points of contact between science and spirituality? The following paper discusses some issues commonly raised in regard to the relationship between science and spirituality. In particular, I wish to examine the issue of the apparent similarities (or symmetry) between statements made by scientists and those made by mystics concerning the unity of existence (or of the universe). I shall argue that the positions of the scientists and those of the mystics are not comparable, and I wish to propose that the very premise that the mystic or the scientist has any sort of experience or knowledge of a state of unity, especially when seen in the light of the teachings of U.G. Krishnamurti, a contemporary teacher, is questionable.

Read the full article here.