Aug 17, 2014
My Skype interview with International Best-Selling Author, Dr. Rauni Kilde, retired MD and previously acting Surgeon General of Finland.
Oct 6, 2012
by Alan Watts
I have often thought of writing a novel, similar to Thomas Mann’s “Confessions of Felix Krull,” which would be the life story of a charlatan making out as a master guru – either initiated in Tibet or appearing as the reincarnation of Nagarjuna, Padmasambhava, or some other great historical sage of the Orient. It would be a romantic and glamorous tale, flavored with the scent of pines in Himalayan valleys, with garden courtyards in obscure parts of Alexandria, with mountain temples in Japan, and with secretive meetings and initiations in country houses adjoining Paris, New York, and Los Angeles. It would also raise some rather unexpected philosophical questions as to the relations between genuine mysticism and stage magic. But I have neither the patience nor the skill to be a novelist, and thus can do no more than sketch the idea for some more gifted author.
The attractions of being a trickster guru are many. There is power and there is wealth, and still more the satisfactions of being an actor without need for a stage, who turns “real life” into a drama. It is not, furthermore, an illegal undertaking such as selling shares in non-existent corporations, impersonating a doctor, or falsifying checks. There are no recognized and official qualifications for being a guru, though now that some universities are offering courses in meditation and Kundalini Yoga it may soon be necessary to be a member of the U.S. Fraternity of Gurus. But a really fine trickster would get around all that by the one-upmanship of inventing an entirely new discipline outside and beyond all known forms of esoteric teaching.
It must be understood from the start that the trickster guru fills a real need and performs a genuine public service. Millions of people are searching desperately for a true father-Magician, especially at a time when the clergy and the psychiatrists are making rather a poor show, and do not seem to have the courage of their convictions or of their fantasies. Perhaps they have lost nerve through too high a valuation of the virtue of honesty – as if a painter felt bound to give his landscapes the fidelity of photographs. To fulfil his compassionate vocation, the trickster guru must above all have nerve. He must also be quite well-read in mystical and occult literature, both that which is historically authentic and sound in scholarship, and that which is somewhat questionable – such as the writings of H.P. Blavatsky, P.D. Ouspensky, and Aleister Crowley. It doesn’t do to be caught out on details now known to a wide public.
After such preparatory studies, the first step is to frequent those circles where gurus are especially sought, such as the various cult groups which pursue oriental religions or peculiar forms of psychotherapy, or simply the intellectual and artistic milieux of any great city. Be somewhat quiet and solitary. Never ask questions, but occasionally add a point – quite briefly – to what some speaker has said. Volunteer no information about your personal life, but occasionally indulge in a little absent-minded name-dropping to suggest that you have travelled widely and spent time in Turkestan. Evade close questioning by giving the impression that mere travel is a small matter hardly worth discussing, and that your real interests lie on much deeper levels.
Such behavior will soon provoke people into asking your advice. Don’t come right out with it, but suggest that the question is rather deep and ought to be discussed at length in some quiet place. Make an appointment at a congenial restaurant or cafe – not at your home, unless you have an impressive library and no evidence of being tied down with a family. At first, answer nothing, but without direct questioning, draw the person out to enlarge on his problem and listen with your eyes closed – not as if sleeping, but as if attending to the deep inner vibrations of his thoughts. Conclude the interview with a slightly veiled command to perform some rather odd exercise, such as humming a sound and then suddenly stopping. Carefully instruct the person to be aware of the slightest decision to stop before actually stopping, and indicate that the point is to be able to stop without any prior decision. Make a further appointment for a report on progress.
by Joe Quinn and Niall Bradley
Sun, 19 Aug 2012 00:20 CEST
Compared to, say, ten years ago, a lot of people today are aware of and talking about psychopaths. On the one hand this is encouraging, but on the other, it’s a little troubling. It is heartening to see awareness of psychopathy breach the mainstream frequency fence here and there, but the signal-to-noise ratio, as with all knowledge relevant to the growth and survival of decent human beings, remains high on the ‘noise’ side. We see ridiculous studies in the news portraying psychopaths as curable and articles making the rounds about how not having a Facebook account may indicate that someone is a psychopath. We’ve also seen Twitter being touted as a tool for ‘spotting psychopaths’ and, just today, news that the US justice system is considering acceptance of biological evidence that someone is a genetic psychopath in court with a view to using it to mitigate the sentences of criminal offenders. The reasoning being that psychopaths can’t help being psychopaths, that they lack free will and therefore they bear diminished responsibility for their crimes.
Well, yeah, that’s exactly why they need to be held under lock and key permanently.
Perhaps we shouldn’t be so surprised that the burgeoning awareness of psychopathy has been vectored away from the truth of the matter in this way. This is an information war after all, so if the psychopaths in positions of power gauge that the ‘psychopath awareness train’ has left the station, they would naturally be working around the clock to load it with nuclear capabilities in the hope of derailing it, or at least sending it down the wrong track. The name of their game is to misinform people about what psychopaths are really like by trivialising and obscuring the issue: hence the proliferation of junk science that claims psychopaths can be cured, that psychopathology is a harmless evolutionary adaptation, or that psychopaths can be spotted based on analyses of their Twitter feed and Facebook page (or the lack thereof).
A case in point is an author who has written a couple of books of the issue. When Irish artist Thomas Sheridan published Puzzling People: The Labyrinth of the Psychopath in 2011, we initially felt that, overall, Sheridan had done a decent job of synthesizing the available information on psychopathy, which is largely walled in by academic jargon, and putting it together for a wider audience. Four of his five core characteristics of a psychopath were sound (except for ‘high testosterone’ – there’s no correlation between psychopathy and baseline testosterone), but we had reservations about some of the ‘secondary characteristics’ he listed as markers for psychopathy, and worried that they tended towards ‘spotting the psychopath’ based on visual cues, such as being able to read the condition in someone’s eyes.
Those of you who have read Dr. Robert Hare’s Without Conscience will remember that the best psychotherapists are fooled from time to time, even when they practically have a clipboard in front of them with a patient’s history that is stamped ‘Probable Psychopath’! Yet here was, Thomas Sheridan – a new author on psychopathology – stating with absolute certainty, in a book that provided no citations, that “when one becomes skilled in recognising these traits and pathologies, psychopath-spotting becomes relatively straight-forward.” [p.10]
Really? That certainly hasn’t been our experience. Sheridan also claimed in Puzzling People that “all psychopaths get it in the end.” [p.108] Not only is this not true, it must run counter to reality given that the vast majority of people are totally unaware of their existence – at least, they are limited to an awareness of psychopaths as mass-murdering sadists, whose numbers are tiny relative to the psychopathic population as a whole. Our research actually puts their number at around 6% of the global population (and that may even be conservative), so the overwhelming majority of the planet’s 420,000,000 psychopaths live from cradle to grave undetected, leaving a swathe of emotional, social and financial destruction in their paths. And this is to say nothing of the massive destruction wrought by the actions of psychopaths in positions of power in governments and corporations who almost invariable get away with mass murder.
Much of Sheridan’s Puzzling People read like it would not have been out of place on the Cassiopaea forum, so despite our reservations about some of Sheridan’s claims, we nevertheless endorsed his book and encouraged SOTT readers, family members and friends to pick up a copy. From correspondence with the author, we learned that he had been a big fan of our work for several years. He has also been a member of our forum since 2009, when he introduced himself as “Transsociopathica, Demonic Sociopath Entity Destroyer”.
Where Puzzling People was a compilation of the research and insights of others, Sheridan’s second book, Defeated Demons, Freedom from Consciousness Parasites in Psychopathic Society, is enriched with his own ‘original’ material. The long and short of it is that Defeated Demons is ‘not even wrong’.
In a section called ‘The Self-Raised Predator’ (p.24), Sheridan proclaims that the fact that psychopaths are born into this world is “propaganda by the pathologically-driven, genetics-obsessed elitist faction that psychopathy is ‘all in the genes’… a myth peddled by prescription-happy psychiatrists… and creating enormous anxiety among ordinary people.” Raising the issue of psychopaths in power abusing research into genetic psychopathy is one thing; throwing the baby out with the bathwater by stating that there is no genetic component to psychopathy is something else altogether. Whether or not Sheridan realised it, by doing so he discarded the core problem of psychopathy altogether. By definition, psychopaths are born, not made. According to all of the psychiatrists and psychologists that have spent years researching the topic, and psychopaths themselves, psychopathy is not an acquired mental illness that can be fixed.
May 31, 2014
Alfred Lambremont Webre
Mar 6, 2015
EUCACH Melanie Vritschan: NSA is remotely assassinating me as it did Dr. Rauni Kilde
The Corbett Report
Feb 8, 2015
We all know about the crude pie-plate-on-string UFO hoaxes that have been perpetrated in the past. But what if I were to tell you the greatest UFO hoax of all time is being prepared right now, and it has Rockefeller backing and UN/Vatican/presidential support? Join us this week as we peek under the bluebeam curtain at the great alien invasion false flag.
SHOW NOTES AND MP3: https://www.corbettreport.com/?p=13551
January 6, 2015
(anonhq) Clinical psychologist and author, Bruce E. Levine, has compiled an in depth list of reasons why young Americans don’t fight for their rights. His article has, of course, caused a little controversy. One journalist went as far as claiming Levine believes youthful resistance should focus on his own agenda, however it would seem most agree with Levine’s analysis, and even the skeptics admit the article is worth reading for the points listed and consideration.
According to Levine, young people have traditionally energized democratic movements, yet these efforts have been diminishing due to the ruling elite having created societal institutions that subdue young Americans, and break their spirit of resistance to domination. Young Americans—more so than older Americans—have basically resigned themselves to the idea that corporatocracy (a term used to describe an economic and political system that is controlled by corporations or corporate interests) can completely screw them over, and they feel helpless to do anything about it.
In a 2010 Gallup poll, Americans were asked, “Do you think the Social Security system will be able to pay you a benefit when you retire?” 76% of 18 to 34-year-olds said ‘no’. Despite the fact that these individuals don’t believe they’ll receive their social security benefits, few have demanded it be shored up by fairly taxing the wealthy. They accept that they will have more money deducted for social security even though they don’t believe they’ll one day receive those benefits.
How exactly has American society subdued young Americans?
A Call To Actions Radio Network
Jan 26, 2014
Kandy Griffin, the lead in Morgellons Research, shares how she survived what the mainstream medical establishment could not diagnose, nor treat. Through her own personal experience, she thoroughly diagnosed and self healed. Now she is helping others heal from the symptoms that would typically be labeled delusional and then be swiftly prescribed psychotropic drugs. Thank you Kandy for your incredible work!
[hat tip: Morgellons Research Group]
VIDEO — New TV Show “Sex Box” Features Couples Literally Having Sex in a Box on Stage in Front of a Studio Audience
Jan 24, 2015
I think I’m going to make a new category on this website titled, “Documenting the Downfall.” This story definitely goes there.
Welcome to high tech Rome, everyone.
by Melissa Melton | Originally published at The Daily Sheeple
In a television first, a new show coming out in February on the cable channel WeTV is simply called “Sex Box.”
Not to kill the suspense here, but it’s a show featuring couples having sex. In a big metal box. In front of a live studio audience. On TV.
The show, which WeTV is hailing as “groundbreaking” and “captivating,” is being billed as “the most extreme couples therapy ever” and not a new form of weird voyeuristic amateur pseudo-porn.
During the show, a couple walks out on stage in front of an audience of people clapping like it’s just a regular episode of Oprah or something, only this time, they’ll be sharing the most intimate moment they can share together outside of childbirth live in a giant metal box in front of said audience on stage on TV — essentially exploiting something that should be upheld as special or at the very least private and turning it into something cheap and repulsive while people watch.
After the act is presumably over, the couple is supposed to come out of the box and sit down on a couch with three random TV personality “experts” (strangers) and talk about their love life and sexual issues in front of the audience that just sat there presumably waiting while watching them have sex in a giant metal box.
WeTV is a cable channel owned by AMC Networks, “Similar to VH1 and Bravo, the channel’s programming focus is bent mainly towards women, though since the fall of 2014 the network has also attempted to accommodate additional male viewership,” according to Wikipedia. More than 83 million households (or nearly 73% who own a television) are getting WeTV piped into their homes.
Who calls up asking for tickets to be a part of that studio audience, by the way? “Hey, it’s a Thursday and we’re not doing anything hun, wanna grab the fam and head on down to WeTV studios and watch some random couple get it on in a giant metal box on stage?”
I guess I’m opening the door to being called “prude” here, but… really? W. T. actual F.?
Sounds like they’re taking a scene out of the movie Requiem for a Dream and trying to normalize it for prime time reality TV.
It’s hardly a secret that the days of television’s supposed innocence are so long gone they may have never even existed in the first place, but is this really our modern society? This what is passing for TV programming these days?
What are we, high tech Rome?
What’s next, a show featuring live duels to the death between angry neighbors because one didn’t return the others’ lawn mowers in a gladiatorial pit as a form of “extreme mediation therapy” on live TV?
Or is this the final step on the path to Videodrome?
This disturbing film described how the theater of the mind would use sex and violence as a weapon to brainwash and control the captive population:
Professor Brian O’Blivion: The battle for the mind of North America will be fought in the video arena — the videodrome. The television screen is the retina of the mind’s eye. Therefore the television screen is part of the physical structure of the brain. Therefore whatever appears on the television screen emerges as raw experience for those who watch it. Therefore television is reality, and reality is less than television.
Can you imagine what an alien race on the outside looking in would think of this show?
Guess I’m not the only critic:
MUST LISTEN — Remedy Roundtable 05 – Prof. Jay Courtney Fikes, Lydia & Royce White Calf – “The Lakota, Naropa Institute, and Wounded Knee – From Gen. Custer to Carlos Castaneda” – #220 | Gnostic Media
Dec 19, 2014
Episode 220 is Remedy Roundtable #05 with Prof. Jay Courtney Fikes, Lydia and Royce White Calf, titled: “The Lakota, Naropa Institute, and Wounded Knee – From Gen. Custer to Carlos Castaneda”
This is a POWERFUL episode where one of the last pure bred Lakota Native Americans, Royce White Calf, who was at Wounded Knee and lived to tell about it, comes on to tell all. His wife Lydia joins us along with Prof. Jay Courtney Fikes – who’s returning for his 4th time.
In this episode we expose more on Native Revivalism, the FBI and CIA attacks on the Lakota nation – including their promotion of the New Age and Neo-Shamanism – and the likes of Carlos Castaneda, and the planned genocide against the only native American nation to seize the US flag – not once, but 3 times.
And this episode is being released on Friday, December 19, 2014. It was recorded on December 17.
Royce White Calf is a Lakota from the Oglala Lakota Nation. He is known for leading in the sobriety movement on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in the late 70’s, and his work for the youth in the 1980’s which led Tom Brokaw to give him the Outstanding Young Man of America Award on national television in 1982. He became an active member of the American Indian Movement by 13 years old, during the Wounded Knee Occupation of 1973, and has led in his People’s struggle ever since. He has appeared on CNN and FOX News – featured in an interview regarding Camp Justice and the Reservations mass killings of 1999, which forced President Bill Clinton to come to the Reservation in an attempt to quell another Resistance Movement. Royce has also taken a vehement stand with Russell Means against Columbus Day in Denver Colorado. He has appeared throughout the years on other media coverage, local and national, including the New York Times, The Denver Post, Boulder Daily Camera, The Rapid City Journal, Indian Country Today, and radio both national and internet. In 1995, he was the youngest sitting member of The Great Sioux Nations Treaty Council, in its history.
Lydia White Calf is a non- Indian form Greenwich, Connecticut. By 21, she was a photojournalist based out of Singapore, and stringing for The South China Seas Morning Post, The Bangkok Post, The Jakarta Post, and The New York Times. She also worked for tens of magazines internationally, including Harper’s in Australia, and other magazines throughout the Asian region. She has been published in The London Times, and later moving back to this country, she worked for The Miami Herald and The Palm Beach Daily News. In 1991 she won Best Photo Essay from The Florida Magazine Association for her work in Tibet. A project regarding Fetal Alcohol Syndrome took her to The Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in 1993, where she met Royce White Calf.
Together, they directed a film project for Viacom entitled “The New Indian Wars”, in 1993. They married in 1994, and moved to Boulder Colorado where Lydia wanted to pursue a Masters Degree in Jungian Psychology. While in the BA Program at The Naropa Institute (now The Naropa University), they stood up against administration-wide fraud and became the whistle blowers regarding Cultural Appropriation and Genocide to The Lakota People on Pine Ridge, by Naropa – while also calling attention to the broader widespread issue of Cultural Genocide to Indigenous Peoples of The Western Hemisphere. For this Russell Means also became their Spokesperson. They were asked to be Jurors in 1998 for the Northwest Tribunal On First Nation’s Genocide in Residential Schools in Canada, for which ultimately Dennis Banks came to their assistance for a national statement in 2012. Both issues were heard on the Floor of the United Nations Subcommittee on Human Rights, presented by Alaskan Elder and expert on International Law, Rudy James (of the Thlingit Nation). They have appeared jointly on radio for 15 years, including Native America Calling, and in local and national press. They continue to fight for Indigenous Peoples’ rights and for The Lakota Nation. They currently reside in the mountains above Boulder with their two sons – both Federally Enrolled members of The Oglala Sioux Tribe, in Nederland Colorado.