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Beyond Comprehension; Installment III ~ Another Force

In the face of the limitless “horizontal” accumulation of privately owned debt-based currency, another more powerful force resounds through the cosmos to realign the minds, soul purposes and spiritual intents of all sentience.

As Inspiration

Behind creativity, that universal force inspires poets, writers, artists, thinkers, makers of things, inventors and doers of extraordinary deeds. Known as the Muse, that power streams through the Universe and is, in many ways, the Universe.

As a Tangible Force

The great Serbian inventor Nikolai Tesla tapped into the same power to seemingly create the technology that shapes the contemporary world. To know more;

http://www.teslasociety.com/

To view an inventory of Tesla’s patents, please see; http://customers.hbci.com/~wenonah/new/tesla.htm

Tesla’s Tap Root

A gifted researcher and voracious reader, Tesla discovered forgotten volumes of natural science written by Goethe. In reading Goethe to the exclu­sion of other philosophies, sensations, consciousness and corresponding structures that emanated from the natural world would form the basis of his resulting technologies.

Knowing the Universal Power/The Muse

The Aeneid of the Latin poet Virgil [born 70 BCE] begins;

“Oh Muse, retell to me now the causes of what happened then.” (as translated by mythologist and metahistorian John Lamb Lash – see http://www.MetaHistory.org).

In Virgil’s inquiry, he asks for two revelations: for the Muse to retell what she knows about the founding of Rome, and for her to inform him of causes that came about in the past that explain the founding.

Virgil’s capacity to tell the story of Aeneas, the mythical founder of Rome, came not from his poetic talents or personal memory. Instead, the Muse to whom he appealed downloaded history, meaning and structure.
Characteristics of the Muse:

  1. A Primal Memory Source
  2. A Knower of Causality
  3. An Author of Moral Order
  4. A Source of Intent and Purposefulness

Antiquity and Contemporary Times

In the classical/pre-patriarchal art and myth of the West, the Muse is a version of a primal deity called “the goddess of memory.” By invoking her, Virgil acknowledged his reliance on a primal memory source for mythic recitation.

He did not author myth. He crafted the language but he did not create the mythos. He repeated what the Muse told him. He relied on her to fathom the causes of things past and the decisive events that led to Rome’s known historical founding.

Virgil did not invent mythical adventures. The Muse disclosed those events. Nikolai Tesla did not fathom the natural power of the universe. The Muse revealed her powers to him.

The Muse

In acts of remembering and disclosure rests a superhuman power, conceived as feminine, capable of direct input into human psyches.

As a divine, supernatural entity in some way connected to the natural world, the Muse dictates to receptive human instruments. According to Virgil and in harmony with revelations of the indigenous world, we remember in special ways when the Muse remembers for us.

Virgil and Tesla remembered in special ways. Those ways oppose the limitless accumulation of privately owned debt-based currency.

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Preview: Installment IV

The natural world extends into the cosmos, is the cosmos, is the universe…


Beyond Comprehension; Installment II

Horizontal vs. Vertical

The tasks and responsibilities of daily life require seeming “horizontal” focus of attention. Pressures, especially horizontal financial pressures, disconnect humanity from “vertical” soul purposes (individual and ancestral) and broader-based spiritual perspectives and realities. The horizontal worldwide usury-based private currency system opposes development of and reliance upon vertical spiritual resources.

Moral Certitude

As an outgrowth of the worldwide usury-based private currency system, limitless capital accumulation is the highest right and moral duty. (Leo Strauss, Natural Right and History)

The following represents the fulfillment of the same moral certitude by the same entities that own the worldwide usury-based private currency system:

  • Globalization
  • The Global War on Terror and Terrorism
  • Privatization
  • Austerity Campaigns
  • Wars Without End
  • Destabilization and Regime Change
  • Control of and Commoditizing of all Human Activity, and
  • The Destruction of Law and Natural Resources

Horizontal Economics: Overview of the Architecture

Of these horizontal (non-spiritual) phenomena be known;

1)   The British Law of 1666 (II Charles, c.5), also known as The Free Coinage Act provides the legal (not lawful) underpinnings of the worldwide usury-based private currency system in which banker/elite partnerships/corporate entities known commonly as countries (the United States, the UK, France and all other national identities) issue IOUs disguised as dollars, euros, pounds, francs, etc.

2)   The Bank of England, established in 1694 to issue the above usury-based private currency within the banker/elite partnership/corporate entity known as the British Empire, became the model for similar implementation (The Bank of France, The Federal Reserve, etc.) within other banker/elite partnership/corporate entities (France, the United States, etc.).

3)   Supposed National and Global Indebtedness represent the collective, historical issue and continual rollover of those IOUs.

4)   Inflation, Booms and Bubbles represent the expansionary issue of the above IOUs.

5)   Periodic Recessions, Depressions and Austerity Measures represent debt-calls on the same IOUs.

6)   The effects and seemingly unrelated consequences of the worldwide usury-based private currency system accompany horizontal thought and action.

7)   Because the invisible owners of the worldwide usury-based private currency system participate in every human exchange, horizontal groupthink prevails.

8)   Horizontal groupthink produces consensus.

9)   That consensus shapes and colors seeming reality.

10)   That seeming reality represents distortions of the human mind, soul purpose and spiritual intent.

Preview: Installment III

In contrast to limitless capital accumulation, another more powerful force resounds through the cosmos to realign the minds, soul purposes and spiritual intents of all sentience.


Beyond Comprehension; Installment 1

Prophecies, old and new, coupled with direct observation of factual evidence cause us, if we dare, to shudder with fear when we consider the course of this world.

Why fear?

In my first installment of Beyond Comprehension, I take a different route, beginning in the “vertical”, unaffected world of Spirit where wisdom and inspiration resound in contrast to the “horizontal” affections of the material world.

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And while I stood there
I saw more than I can tell,
and I understood more than I saw;
for I was seeing in a sacred manner
the shapes of things in the spirit,
and the shape of all shapes as they must
live together like one being.

Black Elk, Black Elk Speaks

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Humankind has not woven the web of life.
We are but one thread within it.
Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves.
All things are bound together.
All things connect.

Chief Seattle, 1854

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We return thanks to our mother, the earth,
which sustains us.

We return thanks to the rivers and streams,
which supply us with water.

We return thanks to all herbs,
which furnish medicines for the cure of our diseases.

We return thanks to the moon and stars,
which have given to us their light when the sun was gone.

We return thanks to the sun,
that has looked upon the earth with a beneficent eye.

Lastly, we return thanks to the Great Spirit,
in Whom is embodied all goodness,
and Who directs all things for the good of Her children.

Iroquois

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One of his students asked Buddha, “Are you the messiah?”

“No”, answered Buddha.

“Then are you a healer?”

“No”, Buddha replied.

“Then are you a teacher?” the student persisted.

“No, I am not a teacher.”

“Then what are you?” asked the student, exasperated.

“I am awake”, Buddha replied.

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True Wisdom:
Understanding how the One Consciousness becomes all things.

Paramahansa Yogananda

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Man comes here [on Earth] for the sole purpose of learning to break the cords that bind his soul.

Paramahansa Yogananda

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If a tree falls in the forest does anybody hear?
If a tree falls in the forest does anybody hear?
Anybody hear the forest fall?

Bruce Cockburn

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“Music is a higher revelation
than all wisdom and philosophy.

Music is the electrical soil
in which the spirit lives,
thinks and invents.”

Ludwig van Beethoven


Occupy, Not This

We seek comfort. We seek beauty. Such is our nature. We like patterns and rhythms in which we find comfort. Doing things well and then doing them over and over until they become habit, until we benefit.

Roger Ebert, well-known and eclectic movie critic for the Chicago Sun Times, provides a sideward glance at the process in his May 3rd, 2012 review of the film,  Surviving Progress.

(To see full text of his review, visit: www.rogerebert.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20120502/REVIEWS/120509996/-1/email_headlines)

Under what conditions can the quest for comfort and beauty yield inherently destructive growth?

Ebert writes [I have added bold and italics, throughout];

“…’Surviving Progress,’ a bone-chilling new documentary, argues that the world has financed an unsustainable growth rate by essentially encouraging whole nations to take out un-payable mortgages on their own futures.

Brazil is given as an example. Enormous loans are given to the nation, which cannot meet the payments, and is then encouraged to liquefy its own natural assets — the rainforests. When the assets are gone, the wealth will have been taken out in the same process, and corporations will leave behind a drained nation and move on to another loan customer…”

So the question is simple. If patterns and rhythms, one loan after another, produce destruction rather than comfort and beauty, why do those practices persist? Again, we turn to Ebert;

“ …All of this is justified by ‘progress’.”

More population, more consumers, more material goods, more cars, highways, housing, retail sales. More franchises, fewer small entrepreneurs…

How have we been seduced? Does something unseen transform consumption and financial benefit into ugly line items?

Ebert tells us above;

“…Enormous loans are given…”

Aha! Funding consumption via debt leads us astray.

Ebert begins to see the story, the overarching theme that borrowing at compound interest manifests daily. He continues;

“…All but a very few of us are in debt. We exist as entities that borrow money and spend the rest of our lives making interest payments on a debt tally that never seems to budge. Whatever wealth we have, in labor, property or cash, is suctioned to the top.

That is the basic fact being referred to by the current term “the 1 percenters,” and is why we are “99 percenters.” We exist to have our wealth moved up the economic chain out of our reach…”

And to the ugliest, he refers;

“…It’s even possible to think of war as a way of speeding up the creation of debt. In anything short of total destruction by nuclear war, the top 1 percent on both sides — winners and losers — end up accumulating wealth that the other 99 percent go into debt to create — and often their capital is represented by their own lives. If I die in a war, you have whatever I am worth…”

Can we be so addicted to debt or is debt somehow built into the very marrow of the system?

Martin Prechtel, raised on the Pueblo Indian Reservation, authored the insight-filled Secrets of the Talking Jaguar, a lyrical blend of memoir, indigenous wisdom, and spiritual call to arms in which he details his apprenticeship to a Guatemalan shaman and his return to the U.S. after fleeing Guatemala’s brutal, manufactured civil war.

In his latest book, The Unlikely Peace at Cuchumaquic: The Parallel Lives of People as Plants: Keeping the Seeds Alive, he demonstrates how real human culture is exterminated when the real, non-genetically modified seeds of the plants that feed us are lost and makes the following, cryptic observation;

“…Like plants that become extinct once their required conditions are no longer met, authentic, unmonetized human cultures can no longer survive in the modern world…”

Unmonetized human cultures? Extinction? Remember Ebert’s words;

“…Brazil is given as an example. Enormous loans are given to the nation, which cannot meet the payments, and is then encouraged to liquefy its own natural assets — the rainforests…”

When the rainforests can no longer be monetized (consumed or structured to produce financial benefit), they become extinct, an unmonetized culture not fit for the modern world;

“…When the assets are gone, the wealth will have been taken out in the same process…”

In contrast, monetized human cultures believe, in Ebert’s words, “ …All of this is justified by “progress.”

In other words, monetized cultures rest on the uneasy assertion that permissible rhythmic destruction produces comfort and progress.

Am I too harsh? Or does something unseen transform consumption, progress and financial benefit into ugly line items? Can monetized cultures be so addicted to debt or is debt somehow built into the very marrow of the system?

Quickly, to monetize means to ascribe or attach monetary value to something (tangible like a product, intangible like behavior). In today’s world, monetization equals the value of legal tender/Federal Reserve Notes and other Central Bank issued currencies (euro, kroner, krona, peso, ruble, yuan, etc.). Because legal tender is lent into circulation, compound interest accompanies each individual unit of tender.

Tangible/Product: Estimated cost of a full-cart of groceries at a national chain (Safeway/Kroger) measured as $400 – $500 (Federal Reserve Notes).

Intangible/Behavior: Estimated savings on a full cart of groceries at a national chain (Safeway/Kroger/400 – $500, Federal Reserve Notes) if using in-house company preferred customer card, measured at 10% -15%/$40 -$60, Federal Reserve Notes.

Food  – good, Savings – good! To the masses, repetitive usage produces comfort (cessation of hunger) and benefit (savings).

However hidden in Federal Reserve Notes is compound interest, an unwelcome partner in every transaction. The more we (as a nation) spend, the more interest we accumulate, the more debt we build, the more wealth we transfer to the private owners of the currency system;

“…All but a very few of us are in debt. We exist as entities that borrow money and spend the rest of our lives making interest payments on a debt tally that never seems to budge. Whatever wealth we have, in labor, property or cash, is suctioned to the top…”

It’s not that we borrow. It’s that we are forced to pay (legal tender) with currencies that originate through borrowing (initiated by loosely-named federal governments) from private individuals who collect compound interest in every monetary transaction.

And why do we participate? Aside from forced compliance (legal tender), we seemingly experience benefit (savings through smart usage/discount cards/frequency of usage/traveler’s miles, etc.)

In tracing the machinations of debt-based/compound interest-bearing private currency disguised as the basis of sovereign national economies, we often discover guideposts that provide inside-looks at the thinking of the originators;

“The few who understand the system, will either be so interested from its profits or so dependent on its favors, that there will be no opposition from that class.” Rothschild Brothers of London, 1863

Strother Martin and then Paul Newman tell us in Cool Hand Luke that, “What we’ve got here is a failure to communicate.” At first glance, the Rothschild quote would seem to point towards the class Ebert describes;

“…That is the basic fact being referred to by the current term “the 1 percenters,” and why we are “99 percenters.” We exist to have our wealth moved up the economic chain out of our reach…”

Not so, I say. That is every bit a miscommunication, akin to script mouthed by Martin and Newman.

We see no opposition when we “save” through behavior. Who amongst us turns our backs on savings? In reality, the class that Rothschild refers to is the entirety of the “monetized culture”. Through debt-based currency, the “monetized culture” obliterates the “unmonitized”.

When push comes to shove, “monetized culture” opposes “unmonitized culture”, the shamans, the naturals, the indigenous at every turn and insidiously, often in the guise of benefactors.

And will continue to do so until there is no place for “unmonitized culture” in a modern world. The patterns and rhythms (debt-based, compound interest bearing private currency systems), upon which the monetized world rests, demand no less, incessantly in every monetary transaction. Resulting comforts and beauty exterminate real human culture.

 

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