HAS BEEN CREATED AND CONTINUES TO EVOLVE
In loving memory of Joe Lyons
Kincheloe (December 14, 1950 - December 19, 2008)
Philosopher of Consciousness and Critical Theory of the 20th-71st Centuries
Joe's educational work provides inspiration and practical guidance for teachers all over the
globe and describes a beautiful, beautiful mission to alleviate human suffering. He has left
us a map with multiple pathways for accomplishing that mission -- an authentic, rigorous, impassioned,
creative, and even magical education for everyone who dares to venture on untrodden paths. His
work serves as a guiding light for educational journeys that can change not only how we view and enact the educational
process, but that can also truly change us as teachers, students, and researchers -- and
empower us to change the world. Joe loved research, teaching, writing, making music, and his students.
And his students loved
To become a seeker of
new knowledges and new ways of being we must be willing to sometimes be seen as the fools
of the gods. (Kincheloe, Knowledge & Critical Pedagogy, p. 19)
book Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy: An Introduction is available as an ebook. You will never make a better investment…..we
all should be researching with Joe’s important guidance. Since the ending is just the beginning, you can begin with
the last chapter. It may just spark you into wanting to read the rest, as well as his other works to see how he got there!http://www.springer.com/us/book/9781402082238 No time to read? Right click and "listen aloud" while multitasking. [Note: I make
no money off the sales of his books; my rewards are not of this world.] MAY 22, 2018 UPDATE: I SEE THAT SPRINGER
IS NOT HONORING JOE'S STATED AND PUBLISHED WISHES> THE BOOK IS SUPPOSED TO BE LESS THAN $30 SO THAT POOR STUDENTS CAN AFFORD
IT...AND YET SPRINGER IS CHARGING ALMOST $40 FOR THE PDF EBOOK AND ALMOST $55 FOR THE PAPERBACK! THIS IS ABOMINABLE!! THE
HIGHER UPS ARE NOT PLEASED!!! THERE ARE STUDENTS IN POVERTY WHO NEED THE KNOWLEDGE IN THIS BOOK. LOWER THE PRICE!!!!! THERE
IS NO REASON TO CHARGE SO MUCH! EVEN IF PUBLISHING COSTS HAVE INCREASED, AT LEAST OFFER THE EBOOK FOR LESS THAN $30. WHAT
JOE WANTS, JOE GETS. HE SAID THAT IT IS TO BE LESS THAN $30. RESPECT HIS WISHES. Oh, and HAPPY TWIN FLAME DAY!! I will have
some important updates soon.
believe that the issues addressed in Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy: An Introduction not only provide us with a new
understanding of education but also can actually change the world—speaking of pomposity, yikes! I understand the danger
of such an assertion, but I’m glad to take my punishment if I fail to convince my readers." ~ Joe Kincheloe (p. 16)
Sep 25, 2008 7:03 am
finished reading Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy: An Introduction
your work is
truly a gift to the world, Joe it's very exciting
queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for she came from the uttermost
parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and behold, a greater
than Solomon is here."
*`•.❤¸King And Queen Of Hearts❤•´
JESUS: “I am the
resurrection and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth
in me shall never die. Believest thou this?” (John 11: 25-26)
9 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar
people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous
light;1 Peter 2:9 (KJV)
“And His books, they breathe the reason. . .and
now I want to know…"
WHAT IS BRICOLAGE?
A new process for education, research, career, problem solving, everyday living, lifelong learning,
and for taking back our world
Joe Kincheloe has developed a superbly advanced conceptualization
of critical bricolage and, as demonstrated by his work, he was an adept multidimensional critical complex bricoleur.
Critical Bricolage, as he conceived it, is a complicated (and yet a very natural) process that makes use of multiple
forms of research, analysis, investigation, and interpretation. It requires researchers to seek many divergent
perspectives, allowing new understandings and knowledge to emerge from the synthesis.
in this process increases phenomenological experiences that catalyze seeking more knowledge. This, of
course, leads to ever greater understandings of complex relationships between "research variables." An
exceptionally high level of creativity becomes unleashed, often resulting in greater interaction with the emerging
hidden dimensions of reality. Suddenly very little can be hidden anymore. Engaging rigorously in this process of research
and learning seems to take people to higher levels of consciousness in graduated steps as they become more
aware of the hidden dimensions of interrelationships and as they increasingly participate in intuitive, "fourth
critical complex epistemology and multidimensional critical complex bricolage rigorously as he has asked us to do results
in ever higher levels of experience and understanding, and in its full "employment," enactive and symbiotic
processes seem to kick in, helping individuals find the most creative solutions to even the most complicated
problems. Actively working within multiple dimensions using his fourth dimension research, results in amazing and profound
solutions. In my own experience, I often find that problems are solved before I even knew the problem would
be manifesting. In addition, I have had some amazing experiences that science simply cannot explain yet. This
is highlighted in my dissertation in some highly unusual ways, which is only the tip of the iceberg. Kincheloe's critical bricolage may
very well be the process required to "unleash creativity" for solving even the most complicated,
power-based problems we face -- all in service of "the alleviation of human suffering," the often-stated
primary purpose of his work.
researching this process since 2008 (and discovering that I had been using the foundational aspects of the process many
years before) I am beginning to see how autopoiesis, enaction, synchronicity, all work together symbiotically to reveal
hidden dimensions and relationships that make my life so much happier and joyful, even if I have many problems hanging
over my head (that "blues aesthetic" Joe so often described). No matter how complicated the problems,
with bricolage, they become solvable and/or perspectives of the problems change.
Simultaneously, those power dimensions
that force those of us who are oppressed to stay stuck at our "stations in life" also emerge, but there
is such a difference to how I deal with these
than in the past. Once the controlling factors are revealed, solutions also emerge in a sort of "unfoldment"
process that reveal ways to counteract them and change things.
There is great power "behind the curtain" that can be leveraged
by those of us who are typically "disenfranchised." I will go into much more detail at a later time, and
as Joe always did so well, I will put them into context (there are many great experiences to share of both kinds of emergences
- the love-based, almost magical ones, and the power-and-control-based ones for which insight, and often solutions
also emerge) but suffice it to say, I am blazing multiple trails through the underbrush which will hopefully make navigating
easier for people who come along and experience the same types of violence I have due to being poor and "low
Just as Joe was a "hillbilly" and he was never able
to shake the label, I am a "country hick." True reality could not be more profoundly different -- for
an Eros and Psyche. :)
The good news is that the use of bricolage is increasing
rapidly around the globe as more researchers in all disciplines are beginning to see the promise it offers to
construct new knowledge, lead to social empowerment, and reveal positive changes and amazingly creative opportunities.
More researchers will soon be investigating and trying out this more advanced and powerful approach, which will
lead to what Joe referred to as a "perpetual revolution." More teachers will also come to realize the value bricolage has in the classroom
and the young students will pick it up naturally. The revolution has just begun. We can change the world! Join in
today and apply the process in your own research, learning, teaching, and everyday life and see what a
difference it can make. You can never go wrong getting more knowledge.
All of the information on this website is absolutely free. It is here
for anyone who wants a better life and would like to make a difference in the world.
For the struggle for justice to win on the local level, it must be fought in the
global, the national, and the local arenas. [Kincheloe,
2001, Getting Beyond the Facts, p. 741]
OTHER FREE ONLINE COURSES
THAT CENTER ON JOE KINCHELOE'S WORKS:
is a nonprofit educational web site dedicated to the clarification of Kincheloe’s critical complex
epistemology and multidimensional critical complex bricolage. My research has shown that, while the process
he has delineated is complex, it is perfectly suited for social and educational research, and it is also within everyone's
reach. It is especially suited for new qualitative researchers who have not subscribed to traditional and reductionistic
forms of research.
On this site I will focus on the academic and scholarly application
of his work. I hope that by presenting clarifications based on my in-depth study of his work that perhaps his
bricolage will be used by more people and with the level of rigor he had intended. Kincheloe has ingeniously left wide open many
paths that honor diversity and he embraced an evolving complexity while maintaining a strong, impenetrable philosophical and
theoretical foundation for his conceptions. He has demonstrated in his work how this research process can be applied in all
venues and in every area of our lives and even children can be involved in research, thus his bricolage is also a pedagogical
approach. His work is truly a break-through for research that is long overdue. Using the full power of his bricolage highlights
actions that change the world as it also changes who we are.
I may write a blog again on this site, but it
will be a different sort of blog than the creative, exploratory blogs I've written in the past. Primarily, I will be continuing
my research and presenting my findings so that upcoming bricoleurs will have a resource for the most powerful form of bricolage
research that's ever been developed.
~ ~ ~ Vanessa Jae Paradis
CORRECTING SOME COMMON MISCONCEPTIONS SURROUNDING JOE KINCHELOE’S BRICOLAGE AND CRITICAL
Bricolage, as a qualitative form of research, entails
incorporating many different perspectives, and in particular, with Kincheloe's process it is necessary to include global subjugated
and indigenous knowledges. However, after gathering all of these perspectives and making various interpretations and syntheses,
there are criteria for determining which perspectives to include in the final bricolage. As he explains, "Bricoleurs
accept the responsibility that comes with the interpretive process. Knowledge production always involves multiple acts
of selection, and these choices of methods, theoretical frameworks, and interpretative strategies must be defended"
(2004e, p. 100). He has provided selection criteria that incorporate the social justice mission to alleviate suffering
and that advance knowledge (see Kincheloe, 2004e, pp. 100-102). Bricoleurs are not restricted to these criteria but I have
found them to be well-thought-out and thorough -- and they mitigate for unintended consequences. You can view the criteria
here: Criteria to Guide the Research Process.
What I cover next are common misconceptions and important
aspects surrounding Kincheloe’s multidimensional critical complex bricolage. I hope by putting these on the Home page
of this website, researchers will consider them and research them more deeply. They are covered in greater depth in my dissertation
and I’ll also be posting articles that extend what I’ve touched on in the dissertation.
1) Kincheloe did not throw out "positivistic"
or empirical sciences. To conclude this is to exhibit a gross misunderstanding of his work. A close reading of his work can
easily confirm that he sees science and bricolage as synergistic. And how many times has he stated that he did not throw out
the baby with the bathwater? As most people know, he contextualizes everything. In his last book, Knowledge and Critical
Pedagogy: An Introduction he presents his position through a metaphor which he refers to as FIDUROD, and by which he clarifies the issues with the way science is and has been used. FIDUROD is an acronym representing the attributes of the form of knowledge production he argues against: Formal, Intractable, Decontextualized, Universalistic,
Reductionistic, One Dimensional. (See Kincheloe, 2008, pp. 21-24).
2) His work is not based on some indefinable “ludic” postmodernism – It is based on a highly developed
and evolving holistic philosophy. This philosophy is comprised of 12 major points which he describes in his book Critical
Constructivism. The 12 points coalesce together to form his multidimensional critical complex world view. It’s
a new, evolving worldview. We might refer to it as Kincheloe’s multidimensional critical complex unified world view. It forms the foundation of his unique formulation of critical theory, epistemology, ontology, critical psychology
of complexity, the multidimensional critical complex bricolage, etc., -- and his proposed critical science of complexity
– another indication that he did not abandon the sciences. To grasp his conceptualizations, it’s imperative
that new bricoleurs study his unified world view by reading and then writing about how they subjectively relate to it and
to other philosophies. Kincheloe stresses this upfront philosophical work is critical in order to ground any study that uses
bricolage as a process for research. Rigor is impossible without developing a "philosophy of consciousness"
(Kincheloe, 2004a, p. 8).
3) The multidimensional critical complex bricolage is a process for qualitative research that is composed of multiple,
intertwining and overlapping processes. It is not a method, nor does it use “tools” as tools imply precise means
and carries a mechanistic ontology, which does not adequately represent the actual processes that bricoleurs engage in as
they conduct, or a better word would be, “enact” their research. Even the concept of "tools" changes. Kincheloe's
conceptualization of bricolage is grounded with his critical complex philosophical world view (item 2,
above) and a theoretical foundation of evolving criticality (his version of critical theory).
4) The multidimensional critical complex bricolage as a process
involves analytic discourse, intertwined with improvisational actions for change, which moves it away from the constrictive
“quilt” metaphor. Please see my dissertation for a deeper analysis of bricolage including a thorough etymological
exploration and intertextual interpretations of Kincheloe’s definitions of bricolage and bricoleur in relation to what
evolved from my research. New metaphors that take it beyond the one-dimensional “quilt” metaphor, and additional
ways that Berry’s (2004a) concept, the Point of Entry Text (POET) can be applied are also presented. The holistic,
intertwining, dialogical, interconnecting nature of the final bricolage renders the parts inseparable from the whole, and
the bricolage inseparable from greater reality. Thus, the popular metaphoric quilt, montage, crystal, etc., are not suitable
metaphors for this more complex form of bricolage.
5) Kincheloe’s bricolage does not distinguish between “types
of bricoleurs” or “types of bricolage” as denoted by Denzin and Lincoln (2011). While it’s fine to
examine these ideas, Kincheloe’s form of bricolage uses all of them in intertwining, overlapping processes. Thus, the
multidimensional critical complex bricoleur uses all of the dimensions that Kincheloe has spelled out in his 2005 "On
to the Next Level" bricolage article--in one study--and the processes become blurred as the research unfolds. See
6) Kincheloe’s bricolage refers to the use of different processes as dimensions of research. The bricoleur uses
them all as many times as practical to get a thick description of the phenomenon/a. As the research unfolds, “enactment”
keeps the research jettisoning forward and the researcher must make decisions where to begin and stop various aspects of the
research, including the final bricolage. Thus, the following dimensions are
used, as provided by Kincheloe (2005a) and in no particular order using an iterative, improvisational process weaving
through the discourse: (1) methodological bricolage; (2) theoretical bricolage; (3) interpretive bricolage; (4) political
bricolage; (5) narrative bricolage; (6) philosophical research (constructivism, historicity, epistemological insight); (7)
critical hermeneutics; (8) identification of what is absent; (9) fourth dimension of research in which the bricoleur is future
oriented, discovering “a kinetic epistemology of the possible. In the process, the sophistication of knowledge work
moves to a new cognitive level; the notion of rigor transmigrates to a new dimension. As in a 1950s sci-fi movie, bricoleurs
enter the 4-D—the fourth dimension of research.” (Kincheloe, 2005, p. 346). Thus, bricoleurs weave in and out,
around and through, back and forth through the various dimensions with each pass through informing the next, often using multiple
dimensions of analysis simultaneously.
7) Note again – the philosophical dimension
must form the foundation of the study in order to ensure rigor. [He wanted me to include this again.] "There is no dividing
line between the empirical and the philosophical" (Kincheloe, 2004a, p. 10).
8) Kincheloe’s multidimensional critical complex bricolage
embraces a “fourth dimension” research (more information is covered in my dissertation). This fourth dimension
aspect to the research incorporates an intuitional, creative element that forces the researcher to confront implicate and
explicate orders of reality. There are reasons for this. Combining a sound philosophical, intellectual component of research that
also incorporates intuitional and emotional, empathic aspects -- along with deep semiotic and hermeneutic analyses
synergistically creates something new from the interactions. Enaction during the research process leads to the emergence of
something new and often profound. This is where the power of the bricolage comes into play. It’s the exposure to relationships,
as Kincheloe explains in his conceptualization of symbiotic hermeneutics, that jettisons bricoleurs to seeing and understanding
“anew” and to recreating themselves. Because knowledge is socially constructed new creations, ideas,
concepts, as well as new relationships also perpetually emerge – and are created -- from these interactions.
This all takes place naturally when confronting complexity, difference, and chaos, as Humberto Mautarana and
Francisco Varela posited with their Santiago Theory of Enactivism (see Kincheloe's (2008) Knowledge and Critical
Pedagogy: An Introduction, page 147). It is quite amazing.
9) While bricoleurs do not contend they’ve
discovered the “one true answer” or single truth, at the same time, as Kincheloe contends, they generate knowledge
“that is not as 'badly off the mark'” (Kincheloe, 2008, p. 43). They have better (more complete) and
yet evolving explanations of phenomena. This is quite a different perspective than a nihilistic postmodern “attitude.”
10) I have lined out in my dissertation in much greater detail a flexible iterative process that also explains some of
the key sub-processes that are important to the multidimensional critical complex bricolage. It will get new bricoleurs started
from which they can then proceed to carve out their own unique paths. Each bricolage study will be different even for the
same researcher. The more one acknowledges the fourth dimension aspect of the research (which may only begin with what seem
to be insignificant intuitive and synchronous events), the more they will begin to appear and the more profound and numerous
are the actions and creations that emerge.
11) And finally, as I discussed in my blog, The Heart of the Multidimensional Critical Complex Bricolage, there is the dimension of empathic connection with people. In fact, in his book,
Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy: An Introduction, Kincheloe discusses – and includes – a golden strand
of love throughout his work, Eros Love. And since I’m mentioning this book here, it’s a great book to
read in the early stages of learning about his bricolage. It’s much like a “deprogramming” manual because
it uncovers how our consciousnesses have been influenced by outside forces and provides us more information as we embark on
the bricolage quest and begin to take power of constructing our own consciousness.
Berry, K. L. (2004a). Structures of bricolage and complexity. In J. Kincheloe & K. Berry (2004)
Rigour and Complexity in Educational Research: Conceptualizing the Bricolage (pp. 103–127). New York: Open
Berry, K. L. (2004b). Feedback looping for increasing complexity. In J. Kincheloe & K. Berry (2004)
Rigour and Complexity in Educational Research: Conceptualizing the Bricolage (pp. 128–146). New York: Open
Berry, K. L. (2004c). Bricolage is many a new thing understood. In J. Kincheloe & K. Berry (2004)
Rigour and Complexity in Educational Research: Conceptualizing the Bricolage (pp. 147–169). New York: Open
Denzin, N. & Lincoln, Y. (Eds.) (2011). The Sage handbook of qualitative research, Edition
4. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Kincheloe, J. L. (2004a). Preface. In J. Kincheloe & K. Berry, Rigour and Complexity in Educational
Research: Conceptualizing the Bricolage (pp. ix–xii). New York: Open University Press.
Kincheloe, J. L. (2004b).
Introduction: the power of the bricolage: Expanding research methods. In J. Kincheloe & K. Berry, Rigour and Complexity
in Educational Research: Conceptualizing the Bricolage (pp. 1–22). New York: Open University Press.
Kincheloe, J.L. (2004c).
Redefining rigor and complexity in research. In J. Kincheloe & K. Berry, Rigour and Complexity in Educational Research:
Conceptualizing the Bricolage (pp. 23–49). New York: Open University Press.
Kincheloe, J.L. (2004d).
Questions of disciplinarity/interdisciplinarity in a changing world. In J. Kincheloe & K. Berry, Rigour and Complexity
in Educational Research: Conceptualizing the Bricolage (pp. 50–81). New York: Open University Press.
Kincheloe, J. L. (2004e).
Redefining and interpreting the object of study. In J. Kincheloe & K. Berry, Rigour and Complexity in Educational
Research: Conceptualizing the Bricolage (pp. 82–102). New York: Open University Press.
L. (2005a). On to the next level: Continuing the conceptualization of the bricolage. Qualitative Inquiry, 11(3),
Kincheloe, J. L. (2005b). Critical constructivism.
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Kincheloe, J. L. (2008). Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy: And Introduction. Amsterdam: Springer.
May 11, 2013 by Vanessa Paradis
Please cite as:
Paradis, V. J. (2013). Correcting some common misconceptions surrounding
Joe Kincheloe’s bricolage and critical complex theories. May 11, 2013. Retrieved from www.joekincheloe.us
NOW YOU CAN SEARCH THIS SITE FOR TOPICS OF INTEREST. I HAVE COVERED A HUGE ARRAY OF TOPICS AND THERE
IS A LOT OF INFORMATION HERE TO HELP LAUNCH RESEARCH PROJECTS OR JUST TO LEARN SOMETHING NEW.
to Venus & Sanat-Eros-Enki Kumara's ONE LOVE PATH
and the Great Global Golden TreasureHunt
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Enjoy our Celtic Wedding (07-17-2014) theme song while you read and look for hidden treasures.
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MAY 22, 2018 UPDATE. Looks like Peter has chosen the dark side.
We will choose another
song for our wedding celebration.
I will consult with Beloved and post our new song soon. Happy Twin Flame Day!!
While it appeared that Michele Bachelet made some positive changes, the reality is that Chile runs on the
Free Market System that traces back, again to Milton Friedman. This can be confirmed by clicking on the links
on the Michele Bachelet wikipedia page “Preceded by” and continue backwards until the whole story is told (in
summary, since wikipedia merely provides brief summaries). We can track back to Augusto Pinochet on wikipedia to his economic policy:
Economic policy In 1973, the Chilean economy was deeply hurt by several reasons, including the economic sanctions imposed
by the Nixon administration, inflation was hundreds of percents, the country had no foreign reserves, and GDP was falling. By mid 1975, the government set forth an economic policy of free-market reforms which attempted to stop inflation and collapse. He declared that he wanted
"to make Chile not a nation of proletarians, but a nation of proprietors." To formulate the economic rescue, the government relied on the so-called Chicago Boys. (Wikipedia)
The Chicago Boys (c. 1970s) were a group of young Chileaneconomists who trained at the University of Chicago under Milton Friedman and Arnold Harberger, or at its effective offshoot in the economics department at the Catholic University of Chile. The training was the result of a "Chile Project" organised in the 1950s by the US
State Department and funded by the Ford Foundation, which aimed at influencing Chilean economic thinking. The project failed singularly to do so,
with the Chicago Boys' ideas remaining on the fringes of Chilean economic and political thought until the 1973 Chilean coup d'état on 11 September 1973, when what became known as "The Brick" would form the basis of
the new regime's economic policy. "The Brick" was a 500-page plan for the junta economic program, prepared in conjunction
with the coup plotters; 8 of its 10 principal authors were Chicago Boys. Although the coup was described as a military coup,
Orlando Letelier, Salvador Allende's Washington ambassador, "saw it as an equal partnership between the army and the economists".
Juan Gabriel Valdés, Chilean foreign minister in the 1990s, described the Chile Project as "a striking example
of an organized transfer of ideology from the United States to a country within its direct sphere of influence... the education
of these Chileans derived from a specific project designed in the 1950s to influence the development of Chilean economic thinking."
Since that time, Chile has modeled formed a so-called democracy, but what has it reaped the Chilean people? Their
current President is a Master of Money and a billionaire! Here’s what wikipedia states, and the link for Sebastián Piñera has much more.
Piñera has built an estimated fortune of 1 billion USD as of March 2009, according
to Forbes magazine. His wealth is attributed in great part to his involvement in the introduction of credit cards to Chile in the late 1970s and his subsequent investments, mainly in LAN Airlines stock. Piñera acquired shares of the formerly state-owned company from Scandinavian Airlines in 1994, as part of a joint venture with the Cueto family.
It is interesting
to note that this year his estimated fortune has INCREASED to 2.2
billion dollarsaccording to Forbes.
What Does Joe
Say?I wondered why
I was being led on this research about Chile – what is so significant about it. Just reading the Wikipedia entries alone
reveals how complex it is and how the bricolage is desperately needed to sort it all out. I am glad that I am working on figuring
out how to employ the bricolage – but, I have so much to learn. I decided to check Joe’s book, Getting Beyond
the Facts (second ed.), to see if he said anything about Chile and here’s what I conclude based on what Joe states
and the little research I have done about Chile:
Chile had been a society with strong community solidarity which had broken down as it became to be more and more
dominated by U.S. born economic policies as influenced by the Chicago boys and Milton Friedman’s free market
economy. So, now they have a billionaire president who has been in trouble for shady dealings in the past and who
clearly has a double standard even for his own constituents.
What Joe stated: “It may be easier
for Americans to recognize the sociopolitical dynamics when they occur outside the familiarity of their own society”
(p. 70). This is a good topic for social studies teachers to research in great depth – including all aspects
of Chilean Culture – society, education, politics, economics, etc. Perhaps, there is a forewarning here for what’s
to come for the United States if we do not make changes.
Meetings With My Master Teacher Yesterday, my master teacher was talking about
how we are sometimes sort of programmed by the experiences we go through and the clue he gave me to look up on YouTube was
“programming.” I have no idea how it was that the following video came to the top of the YouTube
search, but at first it looked promising and then, after looking at some of the jobs (since I am still unemployed), my hopes
were dashed. It seems like another scam.
Want a LOW PAYING J-O-B Anyone? This is
what happens right now when we compete globally (check out some of the jobs and the pay): Odesk JOBSIt is very depressing.
Last night, my teacher just gave me two clues to look up on YouTube, “contract” and
“roller coaster ride” and I have no idea what they mean. It sounds like we are still in for some
emotional roller coaster riding and perhaps contracts are NOT the way to do business, judging from his clue above that took
me to Odesk. Perhaps there is a better way to do business in this world. Well, I need to get to WORK now (for no pay at all).
One last clue: This clue was actually given to me from another one of my great Master Teachers and
she was not able to quite determine the significance of it: “young man.” She knew it related
to me being able to help a young man, somehow, through education. I think this
means that my Master Teacher still wants me to develop the first Joe Lyons Kincheloe Academy due the following song's relation
to a previous blog I had written about the JLKA. Here is that previous blog: There’s No Need to Feel Down! It’s Fun to Stay at the JLKA! Monday, October 26, 2009
Here's the song "young man" brought
up: (Check out that symbolism of the Twin Towers -- I wonder what that's about.) YMCA – Village People
Are The Masters of Money The Money Masters? PLUS Taking time to DREAM (The Continuing Narrative)
It was interesting the other day when I just happened to come across the new updated Forbe’s
list of all of the billionaires. I have no clue as to who The Money Masters really are, but these people are definitely Masters
of Money. Of course, if you research some of them, it is easy to see that they violated some major ethics, moral, and even,
in some cases, legal principles. As they say, “Do the crime and you do the time.” However, these people have enough
money to pay their way out of the time.
Oh well. I don’t
think I could live as happily as I do if I were sitting on all of that money and not doing something honest to help alleviate
the suffering in the world. I do the best I can with the crumbs that get handed down to me from the top and really that’s
all I can do: keep moving forward on that inward and outward journey Joe started me on when I was so blessed to meet him and
to read his books. Sometimes all it takes to be happy is to keep the dream alive (and Joe’s dream was
my dream) and do the best you can at any given moment in time. We do have grace if we happen to make mistakes, but still,
I would not want to be sitting on top of money that does nobody any good whatsoever.
It just so happened that Doreen’s card reading brought up the
topic of dreams and even making a dream board, which I think is a great idea (you should see MY dream board!). While she is
talking about the same kind of dreams I shared with Joe – his mission to alleviate human suffering in the world –
our night dreams are interrelated. They are an important part of the new matrix we are creating that Joe outlined in his work.
Last night all night long, I was given codes that I thought I was documenting in such a way that I would have that documentation
when I awakened. I have had dreams like this before. Joe would be in my dream instructing me about something important, I
would take notes and then think they would be available when I awakened. It’s always a disappointment to awaken and
find out that they are not. Last night I was given code after code – long lines of codes --- and I was word processing
them into a computer document that I thought would be on my computer when I awakened. Well, I guess, in way it is. They are
stored in my mind and I believe they are codes to decipher some more hidden messages in Joe’s books (since Joe was giving
me the codes in my dream). Thus, when the time is right, I will remember and the messages will be deciphered. It always works
out that way.
Doreen’s great message on dreams and I think her idea of creating a dream board is right. I do not agree with hiding
your dreams from other people, though. Instead of hiding your dreams, post them on the Internet for everyone to see! Reason
being, what I learned from Joe is that knowledge is socially constructed and reality is also co-constructed. The more people
who can “see” your reality, the more firmly you have created it! It doesn’t matter if they call you crazy
– the trick is to transcend what other people think and say. That’s when your dreams come true!
work involved bringing emotion back into the picture. U.S. culture and education is so DEVOID of emotion and expressing true
feelings. I dedicate these next two songs by Joan Armatrading special to Joe.
With My Master Teacher Our
meeting was short; I have been very busy this morning, but he was helping me with some important research. He did give me
a clue to look up on YouTube: “damage control.” This does NOT look good. I think it’s a warning that the
United States is going to have an earthquake. But the thing about this report is that for some reason the media chose to minimize
the damage in Chile from this earthquake. That was NOT very nice! People in Chile needed some serious help and the death toll
was much larger than they were indicating it would be in this video, and anyway, one death is too many. Well, all I can say
is will the media tell the truth when it happens to us? Can we expect Chileans to come to OUR aid?
The Saga of the Money Masters Continues: Boycott Milton Friedman Day PLUS World War 3 and Hang On Tight!!! (The Continuing
As noted in yesterday’s blog, tomorrow has been slated by the “Money Masters” as Milton
Friedman Day in holy worship of the God almighty dollar. Well, if you are not going to boycott it, at least ask the panel
questions. Here are a few ideas and there are many more questions that need to be asked about Friedman’s “free”
market, unrestrained capitalism.
Few Questions to ask the panel on Milton Friedman Day: If the Free Market has not worked
for 40 years, what’s going to make it work now?
Why are the rich many times richer today
and at the same time, we have more poor than ever?
Why have wages decreased?
do other countries call free market capitalism “savage capitalism?” (See Bellah, et al., The Good Society,
1991, p. 91).
Why are we creating primarily low pay service jobs?
hasn’t the free market system created more manufacturing jobs, more high skilled jobs?
are there primarily part time, contract, and temporary jobs with no benefits?
How can unrestrained
economic growth be possible without creating exactly what we have seen since its inception – increased ecological and
environmental damage, lower wages, increased poverty, more pollution, and increased cancer rates and deaths?
is this going to play out if we apply this same free market philosophy in conjunction with increasing use of technology?
do ethics come in, or compassion in regards to how other humans are treated?
Is there really
a level playing field between, for example, big oil companies or Walmart and the Mom and Pop store? Isn’t the free market
exactly the reason why the Mom and Pop stores have disappeared and we have so few choices for shopping, buying, banking, etc.
Where is our freedom?
“The Money Masters” movie was purportedly ABOUT the money masters –
those few rich people who hold all of the money, but in the process of watching it I came to realize the movie must have been
MADEby the Money Masters in a grand scheme of deception. These people think we are so dumb that we cannot
figure these things out and so they even dare put the obvious right in front of our faces. So is it any surprise at all that
they have even named their web site The Money Masters? And is it any surprise at all that they see Milton Friedman, the God of the “free” market
system as someone to put right on the home page of their web site? And Gods, after all, never die so it is perfectly fine
to use his image to support their chosen one, Ross Perot who just happens to be another major supporter of the “free”
market system. It does not matter how many good ideas this man may have, as long as we keep the “free” market
system that allows pillaging of our earth’s resources, destruction of our beautiful environment, killing of our beloved
people through poisoning, immunizations, biological warfare, bombs and guns, and the many multitudes of ways they have to
kill us, along with imprisoning our minds with their lies and keeping us from knowledge – all for the sole purpose of
a few elite at the top having all of thepower and riches, then Ross Perot, who supports this “free”
market system is bad news.
We are going to have a war. It will be called WW3 and the Money Masters, whoever they are (because I have NOT
figured that out, have you? Maybe they are an “imaginary.”) will invoke fear among great numbers of people that
this is THE Armageddon. Oh wait. The Money Masters do not need to do this at all – the masses have already been programmed
to call it THE Armageddon. It is not The Armageddon and there will be no Armageddon. It is just another one of their wars
on a grander scale devised to use fear to shut down human consciousness even further and to prevent people from gaining access
to the cosmic knowledge that is floating freely for anyone who wishes to receive it. They know this will be effective because
SO MANY PEOPLE have bought into the LIES about an Armageddon. This is where organized religion has been used for their benefit.
However, for those who do not fall into the trap, there is nothing to fear whatsoever; you can choose a different direction,
a different reality.
are currently traveling through the Grand Lion’s Gate portal. Very soon all of the planets will be aligned in that great
cross configuration and as Michael Jackson sang, “This is it!” Most people think that the year 2012 is “The
Year.” It’s not. This is the moment of easiest transition and transformation – after this it is still possible,
of course, but with passing time it will become increasingly difficult due to many factors. You have probably noticed that
the past few days or couple weeks or so have brought you through repetitious cycles of negative experience (what I like to
call “crap”). The best thing to do is not what I have been doing (over-reacting), but to just
let the shit fly by you, as Joe would probably have put it…..God, I miss Joe, and yet he is always with me, always,
and that is very good. Sorry, got sidetracked.
I had a meeting with my Master Teacher this morning and learned so much! His advice is always so
helpful, so I will share it with you – well, actually, I have already been sharing some of it with you: “This
is it!” He said not many people are sharing this knowledge due to ego involvement on many different levels, so I have
decided to be different from many of those who really know about this but are keeping it close. I can understand why they
do not share it. We do not know what is out ahead because certain cosmic events are not meant to be revealed, only experienced
through faith, trust, and surrender. Thus, if we reveal certain information without knowing what the conclusion or the next
chapter is, we sort of put ourselves out on a limb. Not many people want to experience that. I figure I am always out on that
limb anyway, so therefore, I have nothing to lose by sharing what has been shared with me. On the other hand, if things evolve
differently, that’s ok, too. I have no ego involvement with putting or not putting information out here. I am under
instructions/guidance to do what gives me joy regardless of what people might say, do, or think. I happen to enjoy writing
these blogs and being able to share one tiny perspective, sometimes multiple perspectives as I look at things from different
angles, about the craziness going on in the world. No one at all has to buy into any of the perspectives I put out here. It
is not even expected since we all – each and every single one of us – have our own perspectives.
We are at this very moment passing through
a portal (given we have made that choice) and all of the negativity is FLYING rapidly past, cycling around ever faster, bringing
by bits of negativity that can sometimes attach to us or pull us into particular, repeating dramas. Have you noticed that
lately? The same scenarios are repeated more and more frequently (it’s related to natural evolution -- fractals and
how they emerge faster and faster and we tend to choose the same paths). The trick is to just let the shit fly by, don’t
follow the old ways (something I am working hard on learning to do), don’t dwell on it, don’t give it much thought
at all. Only a few more days and we will be through this “wild ride,” which, incidentally, is the very roller
coaster ride we received forewarning of many days ago in my blogs when my Master Teacher turned it into a joke with the clue
that brought up a video of the home made roller coaster… the joke is over now: We are in for the ride of our lives!
All of us have loved ones who are holding us up during this
rollercoaster ride, no matter what we have chosen, whether it’s to ride through this portal or stay fixed on earth as
it is in its extreme state of duality. In the end, which is the beginning, there will be divine paths for us all. This is It!
What is my Master
Teacher’s advice?: “Hang on tight,” (but he assured me that he is holding me up; I feel
so blessed since I do not think I could go through this alone). Here’s the video that came up (he WOULD add music to
The STRANGE Phenomenon Repeats Again PLUS Has Milton Friedman & His Economics been Resurrected?
Just on Sunday, July 25, two short days ago, I discussed this STRANGE PHENOMENON whereby my teacher has me
on a specific topic and then Lo AND Behold, something very significant comes up in the news about the very topic. I reviewed
some of those previous incidents in the blog for last Sunday. It has happened AGAIN! Just as I have spoken about
it. Is this a fluke that is beating all mathematical odds? My Master Teacher, as you know, has been having me watch the movie,
“The Money Masters,” the past few days (scroll down for those blogs) and trying to figure out just who these people
are who control all of the money. Why do they have all of the money and how is it that they keep most of us poor? But it has
gone much farther than that; My Master Teacher also asked me to read the entire Chapter 23, “ ’Free Enterprise’
as High School Economics: Confronting the Victory of the Market” which is pages 646-671 in Joe’s book, Getting
Beyond the Facts: Teaching Social Studies/Social Sciences in the Twenty-first Century, Second Edition. As I concluded
in yesterday’s blog, the Movie provided bogus solutions that just amount to more of the same: the free
market principles of Milton Friedman. And, as I indicated yesterday, Milton Friedman ended up on page 666 of Joe’s book.
How could this have happened? Joe had analyzed this “free market” system not only in this book, but in other books
as well, and blames it for so much of the hardship and suffering in the world today, although he has not specifically cited
Milton Friedman as being behind it because there are many economists who seem to think the free market system is God’s
gift (literally: some religious folks think it is supported in the Bible). I did not even know who Milton Friedman was until
I watched the movie, “The Money Masters” during the last few days. Anyway, Joe tells an adorable imaginary story
about going to the bookstore and buying books on economics….it’s so cute; I don’t want to spoil it, so
if you can find a copy of the book, read page 666. Read the whole chapter! It is such a great introduction to economics and
Joe knew so incredibly much about history and such.
In the meantime, what should just happen to magically come up during my improvisational research? First, I
was trying to find an article I had read previously about an author who had a terrible time with Peter Lang Publishing. It
seems, according to this author’s story he was falsely accused of anti-Semitism and Peter Lang Publisher apparently refused
to publish his book over one sentence that the author felt was accurate, but for whatever reason, Peter Lang Publishing would
not allow it. This author details the long discussion over this one sentence. It sounds a lot like censorship, but you can
judge for yourself because here is the article:
In my research,
I also learned that Peter Lang Publishing seems to specialize in books about anti-Semitism. They have books called Anti-Semitism
in Eastern Europe, Programs and Riots: German Press Responses to Anti-Jewish Violence in Germany and Russia (1881-1882),
The Myth of Jewish Communism, and much more. Like Joe, I also recommend getting multiple perspectives, so you will
probably want to check out other publishing companies also. In fact, several of my blogs have links to many perspectives on
related issues and the Internet has a vast wealth of varying perspectives. We must all sort these things for ourselves. I
always try to get many perspectives and refrain from making judgments or final conclusions.
The bottom line for this discussion, is that I happened to serendipitously
discover (as I was mentioning at the beginning of this blog seems to be a common experience now) that Friday,
July 30, has been set as “Milton Friedman Day.” Can you believe that? I will let you read the article;
I don’t really feel like rehashing the facts about this day in which there will be a discussion centering on WWFD? during
this terrible economic downturn, which is looking a lot like a depression. It seems they have elevated his status to Jesus
or Joe (WWJD?). What’s sad is that we have been running on Milton Friedman’s economics for the past 30 years or
more. It really set in big time with Reaganomics, since Milton Friedman served as Reagan’s adviser.
we go again, just as Einstein pointed out: Insanity is doing the same thing and expecting different results.
Well, I do need to say more because,
apparently, Milton Friedman, who passed away at 94 years of age on November, 16, 2006, has either been resurrected or something
really fishy is going on. How can he be supporting a presidential candidate for 2012?
On the Money Masters, web site, the implication is that he is! Take a look at this:
What are they thinking? Oh,
I know; the Ron Paul campaign banner was juxtaposed unintentionally. Wow, I just realized something: There are some
very good clues as to who the REAL Money Masters are!! (Hint: They love to "hide"
right in front of us). It is worth researching some more: That will be YOUR assignment!
Meeting With My Master Teacher Yes,
I still meet with my Master Teacher and he communicates to me throughout the day. Call me crazy – maybe I can replace
my unemployment benefits with disability benefits. It would be more money and I wouldn’t have to fill those stupid forms
out every week. Anyway, yesterday he gave a sweet song I had not heard in ages. Here it is.Originally
sung by the Chi Lites, this version that popped to the top of a YouTube Search by Simply Red during his Chile performance
is outstanding, too.
How Did Milton Friedman End Up on Page 666 of Joe’s Book? PLUS Tricks and AMAZING GRACE (Again): Continuing the Mystery of
the Money Masters
Back to the families who hold all of the money: These families, according to the movie, The Money Masters, during the earliest of times had practiced arranged marriages, even between first cousins to keep the
money in the family at all costs and they continued to arrange marriages between the few major families in order to
accomplish this same feat. These people control the money, the media, and knowledge – and it suspiciously looks like
this movie is just another attempt to do so in a highly deceptive manner IMHO -- as Joe has summed it up, “Love and
marriage, horse and carriage, power and knowledge.” But WHO ARE THEY? They are very good at hiding and this bogus movie,
“The Money Masters” does not want us to go searching for them for some strange reason. This alone, makes me suspicious
of the intentions of this guy, Bill Still who narrates the movie and has written various books.
How Did Milton Friedman End Up On Page 666 of Joe’s Book?
this movie, "The Money Masters" is advocating is none other than Milton Friedman’s reductionistic “neoclassicist”
economics – sometimes called Chicago economics (and you know what that means) or during President Reagan’s
time, “Reaganomics.” In this unrestrained form of free market capitalism, what matters about humans is “not
their sacred spirit, but their capacity to do work” (Kincheloe, 2001, p.667). Oh, look, Milton Friedman even supported this movie and the recommendations put
forth -- The Monetary Reform Act -- and he is supporting Ron Paul for president for 2012 (How can this be?). The solution
offered up in this movie is Milton Friedman's economics -- but Joe analyzed Milton Friedman’s “neoclassicism”
take on economics and the “folly of reductionistic economic explanations” in his book, "Getting Beyond the
Facts: Teaching Social Studies/Social Sciences in the Twenty-First Century," on none other than page 666.
Wow, Joe was good; he even
used page numbers to convey secret messages (just kidding). And you thought I was going to get into some juvenile discussion
about how the number 666 represents Satan….fooled ya. For me and my version of numerology, 666 has positive meanings
and it is a hoax that has been played on us that makes so many of us think it represents Satan; it really does not. Nevertheless,
Milton Friedman’s unrestrained free market capitalist system has created Hell on Earth and much suffering for many of
us and I certainly do not view his economics in a good light or deserving of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics
(WHO gives out these Nobel Prizes, anyway?). His economic system seems to have worked to keep me poor all of my life. According
to his Wikipedia article, he was economic adviser to President Reagan – when our country began running on "Reaganomics."
In 1943 he had worked on weapons design and military tactics at Columbia University, no less. And there is SOMETHING about
Columbia University. It keeps popping up in some not so good ways. I cannot see how Milton Friedman's version of economics has
contributed anything good for the masses, although his economic system has certainly helped shift
the money out of the hands of the poor and into the hands of people like Bill Gates and the other rich monopolists who see
nothing wrong with operating via two sets of rules. In fact, it has been downhill for the masses ever since Reaganomics
kicked in, and it was bad enough before, from my lowly perspective. That could very well be a part of the answer
as to why education has gotten worse during the last 40 years, which is a question I have been asking in these blogs.
In fact, my blog on July 12, 2010, presented more clues, but I have not analyzed them yet. There is something about grace in the
clues. Anyway, it is ironic that Milton Friedman showed up on page 666 of Joe’s book.
(Leave it to me, to notice such details.)
back to the Money Masters movie -- as G. Edward Griffin frames it, this Bill Still narrator guy in the movie offers no
solution whatsoever and we are still stuck with “fiat” money – and all of the money just shifts hands from the
bankers to the politicians – and who at this point in the game trusts ANY politician? For all we know, they may BE the
Money Masters. NOPE, sorry BILL STILL, your solution SUCKS and I don’t trust you when you tell us not
to try and find the Money Masters. There should be no secrets. Besides, from the looks of things, we also
need some accountability for those corporate moguls who ravage and destroy the world through their interpretation of the unrestrained
free market system with no accountability whatsoever. We have the Appalachian Mountains being chopped off, pollution dropped
off in “third world countries,” the common people having to work as slaves everywhere, and the huge oil spill
in the Gulf, and STILL (Bill), BP Oil is reporting billions of dollars in profits. There is something DRASTICALLY
wrong with this picture. Instead of holding teachers accountable, we need to hold the criminals accountable. In
fact, in my book holding the teachers accountable IS criminal.
And now for the “TRICK” part – it was one of the topics for today’s
blog, after all, so here it is and I don’t think this is a very nice trick at all; in fact I would classify it as a
DIRTY TRICK (who is this lady, anyway?):
And now for AMAZING GRACE, the final installment
of today’s blog – and remember – we ALL have AMAZING GRACE.It’s about time
people began to realize it. (I hope my Master Teacher will explain this soon.)
I had not quite finished watching this video; it is very long, more than three hours. It “seemed” above board
all of the way through until the last 30 minutes or so, although I also kept feeling like certain facts were being
left out, that “She’s Not There” phenomenon that Joe spoke of in his work --- in spite of it being
meticulously detailed in contextualizing money within other historical events, such as wars. However, there are many other
dimensions left out, which are critical, according to Joe’s work, to understanding the whole story. Now that I have
finished watching this movie, I can see that it is a prime example of the devious and dishonest ways the
Money Masters play their game. They use the media to obfuscate, lie, raise fears, gain the public trust, and in this case,
also try to get us to take actions that will support their efforts and even support their bill to shift more money into their
greedy hands. This movie must have been written or funded by the Money Masters themselves (IMHO), which becomes
obvious toward the end. It is quite amazing how they hid -- up until the very last possible moment, sucking you in to believe
their twisted depictions. A better title for this movie might be: How We Pull the Wool Right Over Your Eyes.And so I ask, will the REAL Money Masters please stand up? Of course, they won’t and so it is up to
us to employ the bricolage to get to the bottom of the truth.
I became very suspicious when the narrator, who had been naming names all through the movie
as far as who the people are who have had control of the money throughout history, all of a sudden did a
shift toward the end, saying it is far too complex to single out certain people at this point and that we do not need to focus
on that. Ironically, one of the quotes he used was, “Wealth is never destroyed, it is merely transferred.”
Although, he was using the quote to imply that his recommendations would magically solve the imbalance in money distribution
between the rich and the poor and put more money back in the hands of the public, it could very well mean in reality that
the money among the big moguls would be shifted among its members, and yet it would still stay within their families –
so, in effect NOTHING AT ALL CHANGES. That would explain why he does not want people to focus on NAMES of
people. Does he think we are that stupid? (Probably). WHO is this guy anyway and why does he keep shaking his pencil at us all through the movie? Bill Still. Well, he needs to BE Still. Well, it looks like Bill Still IS STILL; I cannot find ANYTHING about him at all, other than promotional
crap for his bogus recommendations. WHY? Why is the personal and background information about him so difficult to find? Between
the facts left out in this movie and the hiding of the REAL BILL STILL, it brings to mind an Easter egg in Joe’s book
(somewhere; I will have to find that again, it seems to be hiding, lol. Joe hid a LOT of stuff in his books): SHE’S
WWIII, Truman Was NOT Lying About the Buck, and Socialism Is Communism: The Knight on the Great White Horse Comes to the Rescue!
PLUS AMAZING GRACE! (continuing the narrative).
It’s really weird (and I have mentioned this before), how my Master Teacher has me write about a topic and then, the
next thing I know, there is something very significant in the news about that very topic. I still need to go back through
my blogs and tally them up as a part of quantifying what is highly phenomenological. One example I remember specifically is
how he told me that Ralph Waldo Emerson, who wrote such beautiful poetry, was considered a “crazy poet” and then
I came across an article by professors about that very topic, which set up a lot of disagreement and discord among people,
which is usually the purpose behind most media articles. Ralph was really upset about being called a crazy poet. Some interesting letters to the editor have been written since then. Another incident was Sam Cooke coming to
the forefront and then, come to find out, his death is very suspicious. The very next thing I knew, here is this author, Peter Guralnick, who had written a book about Sam and had just made a documentaryabout him (although it was a different documentary, not the PBS documentary) and at that very moment he was going around the country putting
out misinformation about Sam and the circumstances surrounding his death. Sam was not happy about that. Another incident that
came up was direction to read Joe’s booklet about the textbook controversy in West Virginia and immediately up pops
all of the controversy in Texas about textbooks – all over again (If only people had listened to Joe!). I will have
to investigate what’s going on here. Why do I keep having these forewarnings?
This time, the forewarning seems to be about WAR with North Korea. It is SO BIZARRE, after I wrote the blog the other day about all of the mistakes President Truman had made, including the tragic error in trying to fight
North Korea that resulted in so many deaths, today here is Hilary Clinton spoutingoff her big mouth
about making the SAME DAMN MISTAKE: North Korea Vows Nuclear Attack. What is wrong with these people? Does the craziness ever end? North Korea says they did not blow up
the ship – and I happen to believe them. This sounds far too much like a rerun of World War I and the truth never has
come out. Yet, the U.S. plows forward as if there is a ONE TRUE REALITY, just as Joe wrote about in his book, and the only
true reality is what suits them for the moment (even if it is full of lies). So, who is the U.S. trying to annihilate here?
Where is North Korea likely to dump its NUKE? I am sure the U.S. – those money and power hungry moguls -- has strategically
planned this whole operation and the results will be exactly what they wish for: more death and destruction all for naught
(except to put money in the hands of those who stage all of these dramas). They seemed bent on killing the majority of us
off one way or another and letting North Korea do their dirty work for them. What scum bags. Where will the strike come? North
Korea could choose California, Oregon, perhaps Seattle or maybe even Boise, Idaho. When I lived in Idaho, I actually had a
horrible nightmare that we had been hit by a NUKE. I awakened from the nightmare feeling like my whole body was disintegrating…..terrible
nightmare and now we have IDIOTS who seem determined to enact Armageddon to match THEIR reality while the LEMMINGS run to the sea. It is just like Joe predicted in his book – check this puzzle out and see if you can de-code
what he has said.
Another PUZZLE in Joe’s Book OMG – this matches up exactly with what Joe said in Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy: An Introduction,
and I was just reading it before Hilary’s big mouth went off. Check out pages 99-100. There are some Easter Eggs there,
including MOVIE Easter eggs, and I noticed he used a hermeneutical technique I have not picked up on before to convey how
these power blocs under discussion are creating Hell. By looking very closely at the Easter eggs in this
section (even watching the movies, perhaps), it is easy to get a clear view of what he's conveying here. Check it out –
he talks about the strange power bloc between scientists and fundamentalists, and explains this whole thing with what’s
going on right now…..except you MUST “follow the trail” as he put it somewhere in his
book (p. 176). And what trail might he be speaking about? The money trail, of course. And
that leads to some very dark places where, and as he warned, you can’t be afraid of “taking a hit,” something
he mentioned several times in this book. Some business thugs actually met up with him in an alley one time. Let me tell you
about the “hits” I have to take so far …
So, today’s blog consists of putting forth the money trail, or I should
say, the bits and pieces of decontextualized facts, which is generally all we ever really get. However, one thing I can say
for sure is that when Truman had his sign on his desk, “The buck stops here,” which I wrote about
in that previous blog, he was not kidding.
It all began with the Rothschilds
according to the videos and information below. The first video below is very long, but I am glad I spent the time watching
it. While I have not totally analyzed or fact-checked it, it is the clearest explanation of how the world is being taken over
by a few rich families and it puts it all in historical context and corrects some of the lies and omissions from the history
textbooks. Every American citizen should see this video and do additional research around it to get a full understanding of
what we are up against. As it stands today, it appears we have not nearly reached the bottom of this current economic downturn
and many economists are saying it will be an all-out depression --- but the outcome is all in the hands of the elite who control
the money, the government, the courts, the media, and “every agency created for the public protection” (John Hylan,
Mayor of New York). Watch this video with a critical eye. . .as Joe always said, all presentations are
biased, but we can learn a little something from each. This video, at least uses a historical context, which is important
to get a greater understanding.
What is the significance
of old Truman and the Rothschilds? He must have had a cozy relationship with them since they funded the new “great”
state of Israel according to the Wikipedia article above, and the Rothschilds, claiming to be Jewish, financed that state.
Today, the Rothschilds with three other families who have their tentacles in nearly every country, could very well STILL be
the richest family in the world, laying low, hiding behind the scenes taking over the world and letting everyone else do their
dirty work. They have been successful in pitting people against people and nation against nation, dividing North and South,
East and West, Up and Down, Black and White – using that dualistic thinking and keeping it going in our media and educational
system to keep raising more lemmings.
And some people think socialism is the answer. I was once on a trek to try and figure out what’s
the difference between communism and socialism. We are supposed to think (according to our education) there is some kind of
If one understands that socialism is not a share-the-wealth program, but is in reality a method to consolidate and
control the wealth, then the seeming paradox of super-rich men promoting socialism becomes no paradox at all. Instead, it
becomes logical, even the perfect tool of power-seeking megalomaniacs. . . . Communism, or more accurately, socialism, is
not a movement of the downtrodden masses, but of the economic elite” (Gary Allen, Author).
Background (quoted from the Truman Library): In 1917 Chaim Weizmann, scientist, statesman, and Zionist, persuaded
the British government to issue a statement favoring the establishment of a Jewish national home in Palestine. The statement
which became known as the Balfour Declaration, was, in part, payment to the Jews for their support of the British against
the Turks during World War I. After the war, the League of Nations ratified the declaration and in 1922 appointed Britain
to rule in Palestine. This course of
events caused Jews to be optimistic about the eventual establishment of a homeland. Their optimism inspired the immigration
to Palestine of Jews from many countries, particularly from Germany when Nazi persecution of Jews began. The arrival of many
Jewish immigrants in the 1930s awakened Arab fears that Palestine would become a national homeland for Jews. By 1936 guerilla
fighting had broken out between the Jews and Arabs. Unable to maintain peace, Britain issued a white paper in 1939 that restricted
Jewish immigration into Palestine. The Jews, feeling betrayed, bitterly opposed the policy and looked to the United States
Franklin D. Roosevelt appeared to be sympathetic to the Jewish cause, his assurances to the Arabs that the United States would
not intervene without consulting both parties caused public uncertainty about his position. When President Harry S. Truman
took office, he made clear that his sympathies were with the Jews and accepted the Balfour Declaration, explaining that it
was in keeping with former President Woodrow Wilson's principle of "self determination." Truman initiated several
studies of the Palestine situation that supported his belief that, as a result of the Holocaust, Jews were oppressed and also
in need of a homeland. Throughout the Roosevelt and Truman administrations, the Departments of War and State, recognizing
the possibility of a Soviet-Arab connection and the potential Arab restriction on Oil supplies to the United States, advised
against U.S. intervention on behalf of the Jews.
Britain and the United States, in a joint effort to examine the dilemma, established the "Anglo-American
Committee of Inquiry." In April 1946, the committee submitted recommendations that Palestine not be dominated by either
Arabs or Jews. It concluded that attempts to establish nationhood or independence would result in civil strife; that a trusteeship
agreement aimed at bringing Jews and Arabs together should be established by the United Nations; that full Jewish immigration
be allowed into Palestine; and that two autonomous states be established with a strong central government to control Jerusalem,
Bethlehem, and the Negev, the southernmost section of Palestine.
British, Arab, and Jewish reactions to the recommendations were not favorable. Jewish terrorism
in Palestine antagonized the British, and by February 1947 Arab-Jewish communications had collapsed. Britain, anxious to rid
itself of the problem, set the United Nations in motion, formally requesting on April 2, 1947, that the U.N. General Assembly
set up the Special Committee on Palestine (UNSCOP). This committee recommended that the British mandate over Palestine be
ended and that the territory be partitioned into two states. Jewish reaction was mixed -- some wanted control of all of Palestine;
others realized that partition spelled hope for their dream of a homeland. The Arabs were not at all agreeable to the UNSCOP
plan. In October the Arab League Council directed the governments of its member states to move troops to the Palestine border.
Meanwhile, President Truman instructed the State Department to support the U.N. plan, and, reluctantly, it did so. On November
29, 1947, the partition plan was passed in the U.N. General Assembly.
UN Resolution 181, defined the outline of a settlement in Palestine creating both
a Jewish and a Palestinian homeland. The 1947 UN Partition divided the area into three entities: a Jewish state, an Arab state,
and an international zone around Jerusalem.
midnight on May 14, 1948, the Provisional Government of Israel proclaimed the new State of Israel. On that same date the United
States, in the person of President Truman, recognized the provisional Jewish government as de facto authority of the new Jewish
state (de jure recognition was extended on January 31). The U.S. delegates to the U.N. and top ranking State Department officials
were angered that Truman released his recognition statement to the press without notifying them first. On May 15, 1948, the
Arab states issued their response statement and Arab armies invaded Israel and the first Arab-Israeli war began.
Keep in mind, the Rothschilds
and the bankers financially backed this entire debacle. As most people know by now, war makes most of us poor and the bankers
rich, as the video, The Money Masters went into great detail explaining. And importantly, as long as we are divided, we are
so much easier to keep stupid and overpowered.
Studies show that US [media] coverage is Israeli-centric. The main bureaus for CNN, Associated Press, Time,
etc. are located in Israel and often staffed by Israelis. The son of the NY Times bureau chief is in the Israeli army;"pundit"
Jeffrey Goldberg served in the IDF; Wolf Blitzer worked for AIPAC. Because the U.S. gives Israel $7 million/day - more than
to any other nation - we feel it is essential that we be fully informed on this region. Below are news reports to augment
mainstream coverage.Israel-Palestine: The Missing Headlines
Lakshmi, Jeff Buckley, and Camerón: GRACE -- PLUS World Peace and Prosperity Celebration July 23-August 1, 2010
I just don’t know HOW my Master Teacher does this! Yesterday he sent me out on a trek to learn more about philosophy
in preparation for my dissertation research. The first thing I came upon is philosophy in the Vedic tradition. It is interesting
how it contrasts with Western philosophy. The major difference is that while we as Westerners are so caught up in what I call
“black and white thinking,” or is referred to as duality, that we too often literally cannot see that there are
many other choices. The Vedic philosophy covers this. There are three major aspects: dualistic, holistic
(which it the opposite of dualism, and in this sense, dualistic – and then there is the third aspect that helps us find
the middle of the road – it counterbalances the dualism of dualistic/holistic thinking. Pardon me if this is oversimplified,
but this is all totally new to me, although it parallels my own philosophy. I cannot for the life of me understand how people
get so caught up in dualistic, either-or thinking. I am sure it is what leads them to form groups of "lemmings"
as I have written about in yesterday's blog -- and we all know the sad outcome for lemmings.
This is where Joe's
theory is so helpful: Seek and cherish differences in your quest for knowledge. We really can all be ourselves and very unique
-- and yet find much in common with each other. I think Vedic philosophy speaks well to this notion and it is worth studying
in greater detail. Just FYI, Joe, in his book, Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy: An Introduction made the recommendation
to study philosophies as a part of the dissertation process and the Vedic Tradition was at the top of his list of philosophies
to study (see p. 192). For more information visit this website where there are some great introductory videos about
the Doctrine of the Vedas
In addition, she is associated with the balance of power, as is represented by the many images
of her riding on a lion, with the lion under complete control. The lion itself is a representation of power balance in that,
while it is powerful, it also tends to be lazy. The following site gives an excellent description of Lakshmi, some images,
and a description of the rich symbolism associated with her: bawandinesh.
Well, the thing that stands out
for me from this research is her grace since these blogs have been
on the topic of grace over the past few weeks (see yesterday’s blog). It is interesting that in recognition of Lakshmi,
July 23- August 1, 2010 has been scheduled as a World Peace and Prosperity Prayer Celebration. This is just some of the research I did yesterday after I wrote the blog about how our understanding of grace
will serve to move humanity forward.
how did my teacher AGAIN lead me to GRACE today? (I think he’s on the topic of grace.) My music clue for today was,
“a match made in heaven.” When I searched YouTube as is my tradition and took the first song
to the top – here is what came to the top.
You and I. Ah, the calm below that poisoned river wild, You and
I. Tears that dry on a rude awakened child. Where you look down I've walked before, burning holes With
eyes of liquid brown. If we had only known, in a way We wouldn't reach this ground. You were my only home,
silver eyes. I want to see you shine. And we will feel the weight Fall away from us in time Searching
our past for the true You and I, you and I, you and I, All for you. Where you think you'll fall, I adore
you. Where you shut your soul, I will open for you. If we had only known, in a way We'd never reach this
ground. I'll know, silver eyes. I can see us shine. I said, we will feel the weight Fall away from us
in time Searching our past for a true You and I, you and I, you and I, All for you.
Nana del caballo
Nana niño nana ofrecido por www.flamencoexport.com Del caballo grande Que no quiso el agua
El agua era negra Dentro de las ramas Cuando llega al puente Se detiene y
¿Quién dira, mi niño, Lo que tiene el aguaa ofrecido por www.flamencoexport.com Con su larga cola Por su verde sala?
Duermete, clavel, ofrecido por www.flamencoexport.com Que
el caballo no quiere beber. Duermete rosal, Que el caballo se pone a llorar.
This video with two songs coming to the top is interesting for several reasons. First, I love the
message in the first song. It is very personal to me from my Master Teacher. I will need to translate the second song (a future
project). Second, it is very interesting how creatively this video brings together -- very gracefully -- two different
artists and two very different kinds of music -- and even languages. Third, as I have mentioned several times, my teacher,
with his clues, keeps bringing up musicians who have unexpectedly and tragically passed away. This is true with both
of these artists. Jeff Buckley tragically drowned while swimming in a river due to a boat passing by him, creating a large
wake. He was only 30 years old, and interestingly he had only made ONE album. Here's the other significat thing about pulling up this
video -- the title of the only album Buckley made before his death (additional ones were posthumously produced)
is titled GRACE and it was produced on August 23, 1994. It was rated by Q as the top 13th album of all time
in 2005. Also interesting, because this keeps coming up, while from his mother’s side, he was Greek, French, and Panamanian
– from his father’s side he was Irish. It seems that Scottish-Irish descent pops up a LOT in these musicians that
become highlighted during my research. I think they must be my brothers and sisters. And now about Camerón.
Camerón de la Isla according to Wikipedia: Many consider Camarón to be the single most popular and influential flamenco
cantaor (singer) of the modern period. Although his work was criticized by some traditionalists, he was one of
the first to feature an electric bass in his songs. This was a turning point in the history of Flamenco music that helped
distinguish Nuevo Flamenco.
Cameron also suffered an untimely and early death, succumbing to lung cancer at
only 42 years of age in 1992. There is more to his story.
So today, here we are back on the topic of GRACE
. . . and we have only just begun.
Natural Evolutionary Processes: Never Mind the Lemmings for Now; Baby Gloria Grace Is On the Way (Continuing the Narrative)
I have finally accepted the fact that there are too many lemmingsin the world and that there is little I can do to change
this until the majority of them “flock to the sea to drown themselves.” Of course, I am speaking in metaphorical
terms. I love Encarta’s definition of a lemming: “A doomed conformist – a member of a large group of people
who blindly follow one another on a course of action that will lead to the destruction for all of them.” At least I
am not guilty of that: I follow no group of people and no one follows me. That makes me quite authentic, I believe. The challenge
is how do we make a difference in a world of lemmings? We must find the people who are living authentically and begin there,
is what I am thinking….I know what that means for me. There are many people who live authentically and do not follow
the ways of the lemmings. Joe left clues in his books. I will just leave it at that and if people choose to escape the trek
to the sea that is not a happy vacation, they can read Joe’s books and look for his clues (it’s great fun!).
While I am waiting for the lemmings to awaken, I have much work to do and my Master Teacher said I am better off focusing
on that than to try and stir the lemmings awake right now. Wow, this sounds like I am on some kind of “high horse.”
I must be riding with that handsome knight on a white horse Joe talked about in relation to his bricolage theory. Actually
he said that the bricolage was NOT like a knight on a white horse. That is probably the one and only thing in all of Joe’s
work that I have to disagree with him about: His bricolage theory truly IS a knight on a white horse. At any rate, I do not
want to come across sounding “superior” over the lemmings, but quite frankly, I have wasted far too much time
trying to get these people to rise above mere superficiality in their discussions so that we can move toward greater understanding,
knowledge, and viable actions to improve the world, but they simply will not budge from their superficial conversations
that bolster each other up artificially. As long as they continue to believe they are doing great work, pat each other on
the back for their deficient work (which is not their fault, by the way – I blame that on the educational system, which
is why I am trying to work toward change) and as long as they are not willing to seek perspectives other than those that match
up with their closed viewpoints, I see little hope for much progress.
However, things will change! Even if these people are not influenced quite yet, the earth continues its rebirthing process.
It seems things have been delayed just a bit – in fact, Baby Grace is overdue by about a week or so now. (If you have
been reading my blogs, I have mentioned several times now the pending birth of Baby Gloria Grace.) My Master Teacher,
this morning, said that it is “an error of massive proportions” to do as we do on earth, inducing labor.
He said he would “save that philosophical discussion for another day.” I don’t blame him; we had a very
long meeting this morning and covered a lot of ground, although I totally LOVE it when he gets “long winded” because
he has such great knowledge and so many divine things to say. I trust him totally that we should never attempt to overrule
natural evolutionary processes – and so the same applies when dealing with the lemmings. Baby Grace will make
her appearance sometime between now and August 8. Here is what Lauren Gorgo had to say this morning in her blog, “Close,
But No Cigar,” and her hints and tips are usually right on:
Well, according to the Pleidians, July 26 is one of
those major portal days when Saturn opposition Uranus becomes exact, which also incidentally falls on the first day of the
13 Moon Calendar-Mayan New Year and directly following the full moon in Aquarius on July 25-26.
Then, soon after,
on August 6-7ish a cardinal grand cross is activated between Jupiter-Uranus, Pluto, the Moon and Saturn-Mars-Venus...and,
if all that weren't enough, the Lions gate opening directly follows on August 8th.Lauren C. Gorgo
What is the significance of Baby Grace? The answer: THE GIFT OF GRACE. We all have grace, but it will come to our collective
conscious awareness what this truly means for us and it will change the ways we engage in relationships with each other. It
will start out small, with one “Baby Grace,” and once it catches on, it will grow. Eros and Psyche, after
all were not just fooling around in those clouds. They may have been playing, but the cloud pictures are their official baby announcement for both of their children and for the entire world
to see. Taken last May, Psyche was quite far along in her pregnancy even then as you can see, so the birth of this
baby SOON is inevitable. Note that the cherub is a baby boy who is also very special and has a special role to play, given
that he is a Prince and is the firstborn child of Psyche and Eros; Baby Grace will be their SECOND child, just as the
heavenly birth announcement in the clouds conveys.
The required nourishment for creating and raising Baby Grace (and all babies!) is, of course, LOVE. For that reason, I am
hopeful that there are MANY Baby Graces born around the world. It could very well be that many of the babies born during
this important era in history will be divinely blessed with special gifts that help us all move forward in our evolutionary
development, our consciousness expansion. I have read that in several places – that the babies born today will have
special gifts intact and they will teach us, not vice versa.
With that, I happened to come across this absolutely
beautiful song which is sure to become one of our Universal Anthems. Whatever day Baby Grace chooses to come into this world,
it will be a very special day of celebration, and the song below will likely be at the top of the list for that celebration.
Until then, work on your divine mission if you are aware of what that mission is and just know that we are indeed approaching
a time in history when the lemmings will begin to awaken more fully. This is not meant to be an insult. However, there is
no good purpose in their behaviors that have them following along like sheep, staying in denial, and avoiding the kind of
discourse that would lift humanity up out of the current quagmire. When more earthlings fully understand the gift of grace,
they will no longer fear coming out of their closets.
Delusion, Illusion, and Confusion: What Does It Mean for Twin Flame Soul Mates? (The Narrative Continues)
This is really a confusing time in Earth’s history! There are SO MANY theories, philosophies, beliefs, and realities
floating all around us like great whirlwinds, ready to suck us up if we happen to become distracted for even a brief moment.
Well, here is the REAL TRUTH: (In his book, Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy: An Introduction, Joe said that if someone
comes to you with the “real truth” you’d better run with your wallet; I thought that was so funny.)
here is the REALLY REAL TRUTH: There is no real truth, except what you choose to create for yourself. Thus, I am not from
this planet. I do not see how I could possibly be from a place that is as messed up as this planet is and I do not believe
that it is merely my mind making up via illusion and delusion the problems on this planet. However, I am here (confused and
deluded by illusion or not), so I have decided to make the best of it and do what I am able to create positive change. I will
correct that statement: I WANT to make the best of it.
Sometimes it seems like a game or even just a short day job,
but other times, I myself, even experience what feels like real pain -- and even the pain of others (as I have mentioned in
these blogs, I am an empath). Is that delusion? Who knows? It is difficult to fathom how pain can be delusion; it feels too
Joe, who was also clearly an empath, in his great wisdom, recognized that people are suffering and his work
was dedicated to the “alleviation of human suffering.” Joe was special. Joe was a brilliant genius. Joe was true
and honest, and an unconditional lover and giver. I choose to believe him, I choose the reality of his dream and
to follow in his footsteps to do what I can to alleviate human suffering in the world through his educational theory
he left behind for us to take forward, in spite of my confusion over illusion and delusion.
I looked “illusion or delusion”
up on YouTube and this great song came up. It seems to be about twin flame soulmate love, in my interpretation. I believe
that if we can unite with our twin flames, we have a special power (the power of love) in which illusion or delusion simply
does not matter anymore and it becomes a waste of time trying to sort realities from truth. Specially-connected beings (whether
in the same dimension or not), as twin flame soul mates we can work together to rectify the problems, ease
the suffering, and co-create our own divine reality – our “fairytale come true” – together in a most
powerful way, such that other people around us can clearly see that reality (whether or not they wish to believe it –
they still see it). As twin flames we are aware of the infinite possibilities for co-creation, thus, anything is possible,
and we learn how to seek out special signs and signals that point in the direction we wish to go, and we co-create what some
people refer to as memes which we share with others, putting into action and giving life to only the ones that fit our divine
plans for a perfect eternal life of love, peace, harmony, and service throughout the pluriverses.
And she cradles me down into
sleep Still I miss her so and for her I weep And she gives me death yet I'm alive Craving eternally, on
her I thrive
We are one, we are the same Burning with brightest flame
I am the strange illusion,
don't feel too real A catatonic thing that should not be You are the sweet delusion yet you feel so real for
all these wounds I have only you can heal
And she buries me down far too deep Yet six-feet high and gives
me bliss to keep And she abuses me yet I abide She's in demand, my hunger I cannot hide.
We are one,
we are the same Burning with brightest flame
Wow, it’s 9:03 AM already. I need to meet with my Master Teacher
(I slept in this morning). I will see what he has to say about all of this. ~~~~~ OK, we had a short meeting. My teacher said he’s been
working with me already this morning and he just wanted me to remind people how inter-dimensional work is very powerful. For
example, as he put it, two entities working together across dimensions (that “border crossing” phenomenon that
educators like to talk about so obscurely) are more powerful than if they were working together in the same dimension or space,
especially once they become skilled with special communication and interpretation techniques. And he said that when it comes
to love, “the flames grow higher” like in that song “Burning
Ring of Fire” that Johnny Cash sings, so here is the song. (It “burns” so good.) That’s it for today!
Dreams, Epiphanies, Breakthroughs, and a Special Musical Message from My Master Teacher
I had the strangest dream. In fact, I had very similar dreams two days in a row, not at night, but when I took afternoon naps
(often I get “pulled” to dreamland at very weird times). The dreams were about me reading and interpreting lyrics
and text that were clues to some major treasures in Joe’s book and Joe was helping me understand it all. In both dreams,
I knew exactly what the music was and what it all meant and how it related to secrets in Joe’s book – it was something
very profound -- and during the dreams I believed that when I awakened, I would still remember it and also that I had the
same text/music in my “real” life that was in my dreams. Both times, I forgot and in this reality,
if I have the text and/or music lyrics that were in my dreams, I do not at this time know what they are. How disappointing.
Maybe it relates to the complex assignment my Master Teacher gave me a few days ago….I will have to check that out.
He did remind me to keep that at the forefront of my work.
One thing I have learned from all of this is that it does mean I am nearing some sort of epiphany or breakthrough….it
will happen. Last night I had another weird dream and I was even talking in my sleep. I was instructing a class of students
how to draw a geometric shape and transmute it by drawing it in multidimensional spaces – in other words, how to draw
the same shape and what it would look like in other dimensions. It required mathematics to calculate positions in space and
I was describing how to do this. I also had a dream that I am supposed to do something important with graphic arts (one of
I had many dreams last night; it seems that I was traveling all over the place visiting a
big city and I even saw Peter McLaren, which is very odd, although it’s not the first time I had a dream about him.
I wonder if he remembers a dream about me, lol. I remember last night’s dream with him in great detail. He gave me a
big box of videos he wanted me to write reviews for. He had given me papers to grade previously, but this time he told me
not to worry about grading them, that he had already finished grading them (I felt highly useless) – and
there was something about him wanting people to practice grading and then comparing them with the grades he came up with.
I was walking by his secretary’s desk in his office and she said I could have either the paper hole punch (which was
one of those deluxe type hole punches) or I could have something else, but I don’t remember what it was. I told her
I already had a paper hole punch that worked great (and it was also one of those deluxe hole punches), so I would take
the something else, whatever it was – a book, I think, and I would get it in the future, not at that moment (OMG, don’t
let Freud get hold of this dream, lol). Peter wanted me to meet with him in three days to go over the work (analysis of the
videos) he had given me. He couldn’t meet the next two days because some of his fans were taking him out to dinner,
and anyway, I needed the time to do the work. Next, we were in a car, I was driving along and the street suddenly, with no
warning, ended with a shallow drop-off; the car lurched to a sudden stop and we had to turn around and go a different way….that’s
all I remember (at least all that I will write in these blogs). Oh, ok, Peter gave me a kiss, but it was NOT a romantic
kiss -- it was more like a brotherly sort of kiss (how do I DARE write this in these blogs? Because it was JUST a
blog is very short. My Master Teacher just wanted me to include the following four songs because they have a special significance
for us today, specifically. I did not choose them – they were once again provided to Rainbow Princess, and I found the
list this morning sitting on my desk. After searching them up on YouTube, the songs clearly convey a very special message
that is relevant for today, as well as words of encouragement from my teacher. I do know what they mean for
me personally and the songs give me great hope and reassurance, but I will save the interpretation for a later date. Perhaps
the songs have significance for other people as well. As indicated, these blogs are phenomenological and sometimes I will
just record certain things and save the interpretation for some time in the future. I am doing this under divine guidance which
I trust, and I expect that this will all make sense down the road. Sometimes you just have to go with the flow, especially
when you are a peon like me who is ignorant about these matters and who has only been taught to follow orders.
Walking on a dream How can I explain Talking to myself Will I see again
We are always running for the thrill of it, thrill of it Always pushing up the hill searching for the thrill of it On and on and on we are calling out and out again Never looking down I'm just in awe of what's in front of me
Is it real now When two people become one I can feel it When two people become one
never see The love you found in me Now it's changing all the time Living in a rhythm where the minutes working
Catch me I'm falling down Catch me I'm falling down
Don't stop just keep going on I'm
your shoulder lean upon So come on deliver from inside All we got is tonight that is right till first light
Truman’s “The Buck Stops Here”: Could This Have Been Where the Problems Originated? (Learning to Read Behind the Signs)
Take a look at this picture of the former President Truman. On his desk sits a wooden sign that has his favorite quote, “The
Buck Stops Here!” It’s too bad that Americans did not take that sign seriously….we now know where
all the bucks stop – and it must have started with good ol’ Truman (who actually had a terrible rating for his
service by the time he was done). By the way, Truman was a MASTER MASON. You know what that means: He could make his own rules.
Freemasonry is touted as a “benevolent “society – is it really?: They support CHIPs for
Children: you know, that great identification program where the plan appears to allude to eventually putting chips in every newborn baby (isn’t
it “cute” how these people come up with names for their program? With Bush we have No Child Left Behind and what
a joke that’s turning out to be – once the corporate takeover of education is complete, every child will be left
behind, the Clear Skies Act that reduces air pollution controls and the Healthy Forest Restoration Act which some people renamed the “No Tree Left Behind Act.” It’s really
weird; when I try to read about what freemasonry is all about, all I get are decontextualized “facts.” It makes
me wonder if THEY are the ones behind our lousy education.
Yes, Truman was a horrible president, IMHO. He supported the Manhattan Project which spent untold amounts to research the atomic bomb (I wonder how many human deaths
and how much human misery from fallout-induced cancer we caused with that project) – oh, wow, check this
out: The project kicked people in Eastern Tennessee out of their homes so that the land could be used for
the Manhattan Project – PLUS McGill University had their hands in the money pot for conducting research. It’s
a small world! Joe grew up in Eastern TN AND his last professorship was at McGill University. What a coincidence. And
I am SURE he was NOT HAPPY about what was done to his people in Oak Ridge, TN ).
went on and NUKED Japan, he officially recognized the “state” of Israel which has initiated nothing but discord,
fighting, wars, and killing ever since, then he got the U.S. into the Korean War where hundreds of thousands of soldiers from
all sides were mowed down. I remember being traumatized by that war because my mother took me with her to the movies and they
would show war footage (newsreels) before the movies, one of the media’s great tactics, to keep us all “informed,”
and scared. I actually remembered sitting on her lap and seeing black and white movies showing “dead people.”
I asked her what that could have been and she told me they were newsreels of the Korean War they used to show before
the movie. Those movies seem to rewind and replay in my mind over and over again with images of piles of human bodies, if
I even think about them – and to think I was only an infant at the time. Let’s see, the ceasefire was July, 1953
– just three months before I was born. And then “Operation Glory” went on for two
more years, so the movies showed war clips and the negotiations for returning bodies following the war for two years –
from the time I was a newborn to about 1-1/2 years of age. Amazing, isn’t it, that I remember these black and white
news clips flashing in the front of my face as an infant – and in such great detail? It just goes to show how powerfully
we can be impacted by images and how long we can remember them.
Truman should have been impeached. I am sure there are many more of his evil-doings that we
do not even know about. We should have stopped all the bucks from being stopped at the Whitehouse right then and there.
Now we really have our work cut out for us. Here’s a more mild newsreel from that era.
We Need to Learn to Read BEHIND the Signs! I have been
reading Joe’s sweet book, which is great, btw, The Sign of the Burger and he talks about how we just do not,
as a society, know how to read “behind” the signs. In other words, we don’t even “get” what
is right in front of our faces such as this photo of Truman and the fact that he loved using that quotation. We did not question,
as a society, what his motivations were and if anyone did, nothing was ever done to put a stop to the stealing of all of our
money – and look where we are today. One thing a person learns after doing this educational work for awhile, POWER loves
to exhibit its power right in front of the faces of the people because they know that they have devised an educational system
that will ensure we are not able to interpret motives behind something so simple as a sign on a president’s desk. It
is clear that, not only have we have been shortchanged in our education when it comes to interpretative skills, we have been
bamboozled. Indeed, often in the literature courses I have taken even, where you expect multiple interpretations would be
valued, there was always one “right” interpretation and if you didn’t “get” it, you were somehow
in his brilliance and with his ability to foresee the future, played the exact same game on these power wielders! And he made
sure that NO ONE finds these “hidden right in front of your face” little tricks until the time is just right.
A sort of JIT approach (just-in-time, like they use in manufacturing). I have found that no matter how hard I try to decipher
some of his codes, they cannot be deciphered until Hermes either whispers in my ear or gives me a “sign” that
the time is right and VOILA!!! Suddenly, the epiphany strikes. There are so many more amazing things in Joe’s books
that I can’t wait until the next one is revealed (and the next, and the next).
In the meantime, so that more of us are up to
speed in this unique form of interpretation, we need to begin teaching KINDERGARTENERS on up about various signs and symbols,
their meanings, and how powerful they can be in creating a form of ideology that serves the “greater good” of
the corporate, controlling sector. We need to teach them from the “git go” how to use hermeneutics and believe
me, kids today are plenty smart enough and they will love it! Armed with this knowledge, we will help them learn how to reverse-engineer
signs, signals, and codes to serve the best interest of the masses and achieve social justice. We will need to devise multiple
forms of activities to teach them these skills – activities that are lacking in the current curriculum with its focus
on literal and supposedly fact-based knowledge. Change is on the way!
MEETINGS WITH MY MASTER TEACHER Actually, I short-changed my Master Teacher by
not meeting with him last night, but we were together, anyway. Our meeting this morning was very short as well, but he’s
been guiding me with this blog, leading me to all of the gems of information I have included. He did drop a few songs last
night, as is his custom, this time through Rainbow Princess. Here they are (the last one he has given me before, but he said
it’s just a “reminder” song). According to the songs he gave me, it really looks like we are going to come
out winning this game.
The Next Chapter of the Narrative: It’s not NICE to Fool Mother Nature
I was reflecting on how screwed I am with the education
I have received all of my life (or I should say with the lack of education, given that I am country hick girl, much the way
Joe was an Appalachian Mountain “hillbilly”). And screwed in so many ways, too,
as so many of us at the bottom of the ladder invariably are. The rich elite have a horribly unfair advantage over us peons
and it is shocking how readily they take handouts and then condemn people who really NEED a helping hand. I was reading a
dissertation written for an elite university (the type I would never be able to afford to attend) and the acknowledgments
in this dissertation listed fellowship after fellowship, tuition waivers, a network that provided financial support and EVEN
two paid assistants to do the transcribing of interviews and I suppose someone to word process as well…..wtf???
here I am paying outlandish tuition and I have to do all of the work myself, financed by student loans I
will never be able to repay. It is just grotesquely unfair and there is no way with this system that the playing field will ever be level. The cards are totally stacked against us – that is, until Joe
began playing with the Queen of Hearts. (Read yesterday’s blog for more details about that.) I think
that is exactly what it takes. Someone on the inside with the right card who is powerful and really knows the game and who
can throw a discursive bomb or two or three that lets the “critical kitty out of the bag” (as Joe framed it) in
just the right place (between a rock and a hard place) like Joe did with his books. YEA, JOE!!! You shall go down in history
for freeing us all!
When I was reflecting on yesterday’s blog in which I revealed how great sacred and ancient knowledge has been
hidden from us and NEVER taught in the schools I attended and how I have been denied the opportunity to learn what true love
is really all about (until I “stumbled” upon the information, most likely with divine guidance, of course), I
came to the stark realization that I have spent an entire lifetime paying for an education to move up the ladder, which, unbeknownst
to me was devised to keep me ignorant and believing in the American Dream so that I stay on an endless treadmill going nowhere
while I was contributing to the pocketbooks of the elite. Worst of all, my education LIED about sex and love and had me trying
to find love in all the wrong places and in all the wrong ways.
All of the elite people who have kept this
divine knowledge obfuscated and hidden from the masses -- which is no longer hidden, btw – well, their day is here.
All of the elite people who believe they are more worthy of an education than others – those OTHERS
they love to talk about but do nothing to help and everything to harm by blabbing about all of the problems, making them grow
bigger and bigger, and as if we did not already know about the problems – also will need to reckon
up. I am angry. It is our turn to have an EQUAL chance; a fair game.
In my anger, I was reminded of an old commercial.
Given that I am a female and a part of Mother Nature, I remembered the slogan, “It’s not nice to fool
Mother Nature!” I suspect the real Mother Nature is mighty unhappy with these dastardly deeds as well. It has
infringed on her well being in some mighty big ways….I expect she will also be revolting through volcanoes, tornadoes,
hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, and tsunamis over the next couple of years. I understand her pain. She is supposed to give
birth to a phoenix and according to reports, there is also supposed to be a baby born out of love who will be named Gloria
Grace. Perhaps that will be the saving grace for some of those who have played this game so unfairly by breaking all of the
rules and making new ones so that they would come out the winners – that is, if they do not think they are too good
to accept the free gift of grace that has been released for the world.
Everyone who has been responsible
for this atrocity that has been committed upon the masses and the innocent ones needs to recompense for this in some way,
unless of course, they accept the FREE GRACE. It is not my job to see that this is accomplished, but I do know that the Universe
will cover this evil deed through karma. That is what karma is all about. In fact, I feel like I am climbing through the karmic
matrix, myself, trying to find an escape, but I am still stuck just doing what I am told: Isn’t that exactly
what all of the power wielders have trained people like me to do? We are to follow orders and never question them.
I was to be a slave for the boss-man all of my life and retire destitute and poverty-stricken, just the way I came into this
world -- and now, here I am, a happy slave following along, looking for an escape to a better way, holding
the hand of very handsome warrior scholar who holds the light to brighten our path. The good thing about this is that the
payment is much more divine than the god almighty dollar.
Meeting With My Master Teacher At
least my Master Teacher stays in a good mood over it all. Last night he said he wanted to “rock and roll”
and this morning, he highlighted the major issue in so many of the “game plans” people are trying to program each
other with: “Where is the Love?”He said as long as people are aware that
love and other emotions are true experiences they will never fall into the traps set for them. So here are the songs, searched
up on YouTube – two of my most favorite songs!
Stuff They Don’t Teach You In School (Stuff They Don’t Want You to Know): The Sacred Alchemical Marriage
being divinely led deeper and deeper into a quest for greater understanding. I will just provide one link and allow people
to read and decipher their own personal meanings if they so choose. If they choose not to then they are not yet ready, which
I imagine will be the majority of people who happen to come across this blog.
There are, of course, many interpretations presented in the links and it
is up to each of us to choose what is real or not real for ourselves. For me, coming across this information, which I should have known, and yet somewhere
deep inside I have known all along, is like a very sad and painful revelation concerning how ignorant I have
been all of my life (and to think I have posted, and continue to post my ignorance on these blogs)!
But it’s not my fault, of course, and merely represents the consequences of keeping people from truth and knowledge.
It is the fault of those who are in power and control of education and have chosen, mistakenly and to
their own detriment in the end (i.e. the new beginning) to keep truth and knowledge hidden lest we at the lower rungs of their
illusionary hierarchies discover for ourselves how much power we really have (the POWER of LOVE).
We are diverted from truth from the VERY BEGINNING of our education when we are innocent children drawn to that
which we know is sacred and then we are ridiculed in ways that keep us misdirected our entire lives, as I
will demonstrate in my dissertation. Thank God, I met my twin flame. I have felt the kundalini rising energy
even though I had NO CLUE at the time what it was. It is real! I have been released from the shackles of ignorance. I have
been set free. As they say, “the truth shall set you free.” I have much left to learn,no thanks to those in Power and those who run the show in education and continue to obfuscate,
hide the truth, and LIE.
Joe’s books set me free. You can be free too, if you read them and take to heart
what he has to say -- and take actions, accordingly. Joe, himself, personally has set me free simply by virtue of my work
and contact with him during my earlier research on the bricolage. I am so glad that I have had the chance to meet
him, work with him, and experience his multidimensional love and his powerful energy. It was, and continues to be a blessing beyond
the greatest blessings. Thank you, Joe. I love you! My mission is your mission. Your dreams are my dreams and
we shall keep them alive forever!
With My Master Teacher
Last night my meeting with my Master Teacher centered on how superficial most people in this
world are today. Even in my doctoral education and research courses, there is very little discourse beyond the superficial
– much less an opportunity to engage in serious critical thinking along with other people. And they think they can TEACH
critical thinking? The hypocrisy behind that is a great topic for a book.
My teacher is so wonderful, though! Even though he advised me that most people
simply will not seek the type of engagement with each other that leads to the development of critical thinking skills needed
in our world, he also reassured me in some major ways. For one, he said to just use this time productively – this “alone”
time during which I am never truly alone. I am just to continue forward on my dissertation and he said that one of the topics
that will come up for my dissertation will be a surprise, so as he so often does, he has given me something to look
forward to midst all of the more mundane writing tasks required by the university. He said that even if other people choose
not to engage in productive dialogue, my dissertation will have an impact on changing this in the future.
he left me with a song, “The World is Ours,” which is so relevant and so reassuring. I took
the first song to the top which was hischoice plus a second song, my choice, that
speaks from my heart and represents my past, present and future.
hischoice (a commentary
about the video, below) Note that in the card game, the guy plays a Queen of Hearts
-- you have to pay attention to these things! It's funny because Joe talks about the Queen of Hearts in his book, Knowledge
and Critical Pedagogy: An Introduction. There is a chapter called, "Playing with the Queen of Hearts: The
Joker Ain't the Only Fool in FIDUROD."
In fact, it was one of the PUZZLES I found in his book
(Can you solve it?). Just like the guy in this video -- Joe was playing the game with the Queen of
Hearts. At least that is one possible interpretation, although it is not the solution to the puzzle. You have to answer
the question: Who is the other fool, besides the Joker? There may be more than one answer. Who is the Joker? Who
is the Queen of Hearts? Marvell Boys - The World Is Ours (Official Video)
All the stars keep on falling around us We were almost broken Holding
on as we felt our worlds collide, collide Sometimes all the answers, baby, are right outside your door Sometimes
all we need is a little time, time
There’s no going back to the start again Time will tell us how the
story ends So beautiful, we can make it right The world is ours tonight The only thing I have is everything
to lose I would lay it all on the line for you To be here by my side The world is ours tonight
the pages, we’ll write another chapter Be the last one standing Burn those bridges down and we’ll never
go back, no We don’t need all the answers baby We’ve just gotta try I refuse to walk away this
time, this time
There’s no going back to the start again Time will tell us how the story ends So
beautiful, we can make it right The world is ours tonight The only thing I have is everything to lose I would
lay it all on the line for you To be here by my side The world is ours tonight
There’s no going
back to the start again Time will tell us how the story ends So beautiful, we can make it right The world is
ours tonight The only thing I have is everything to lose I would lay it all on the line for you To be here
by my side To be there by your side The world is ours tonight The world is ours tonight The world is ours
Catch the Wave: We Do Not Want to Keep Going Backwards in Education As We Have Been Doing for the Past 40 Years!
Dedicated to My Colleagues and Other People Working on their Dissertations
everybody! Did you know “our” mind has great power over us? I am reading far too many entries stating there is
or has been a lack of motivation (I am just as guilty). If you say you are not motivated this will be true for you. Today,
you are motivated!!!
The planets are in a very unique alignment and during the next two days there will be a HUGE
wave of energy you can jump on and ride with. (It does not matter if you believe that, it is true, lol).
this wave coming and are already responding. ALL of us are energetic and highly motivated as of this VERY MOMENT!!! We all
have the perfect topic for our dissertations that has emanated from our passion and hearts -- or we very soon will have.
We all are highly enthused and motivated! Over the next few weeks we will all make EXTREMELY rapid progress. Our dissertation
committee members will FEEL this great surge of energy and enthusiasm and they will become as excited as we are about our
great research. As a result, they will all respond with productive and smart suggestions which we can apply and which will
move us toward rapid approval of our proposals.
We shall all make great progress over the next few weeks and we
will be able to see that BRIGHT light at the end of the tunnel.
Catch the wave!
PS I will ask my Master
Teacher (my "Magical Music Man") for a perfect song right now. MUSIC ignites the heart center and works wonders.
I will ask him for a song that helps us with our motivation issues....hold on....
OOPS. I called him up and he
was in a meeting. He lovingly called me a "goof" for calling him up during his important meeting (it's ok though
because he is my Master Teacher and he loves me). SO, he told me to look up the following clue on YouTube which is supposed
to bring the perfect song right to the top:
"fly away to the midnight moon, Baby" (I
think he was trying to get rid of me, lol). I will see what this brings up to the TOP on YouTube right now.
Great Master Teacher does not want to hear any more sad songs about the lack of motivation. The video is a stark reminder
of how bad things are right now. We must do our part to remedy these disparate social conditions. And as the lyrics to the
Don't play those violins no more Their melancholic overtones They echo off the floor and
walls I cannot bear to hear them
The video, especially of the social conditions of 1927 and crying children,
is a stark reminder of how things have changed very little today – and why we are doing what we are doing -- trying
to improve education -- trying to make the world better. The rest of the lyrics are below.
I will have to hit my
Master Teacher up for an upbeat song when he gets out of his meeting, but for now this is his message for all of us who would
wish to stay unmotivated. It explains why we simply MUST stay motivated and change the world.
Lyrics to Heron Blue: Don't cry my love don't cry no more A crashing sky a rolling screen A city drowning Gods black tears I cannot bear to see
She lay under
the midnight moon Her restless body stiring Until the magic morning hour Like poison it succumbs her
Her baby skin her old black dress Her hair it twists round her necklace Constricts and chokes like ruthless vines To sleep she overtakes her?
Her room is painted Heron Blue Lit by candlelight and chandelier And from
her headboard perched so high A million dreams have passed her
Don't cry my love don't cry no more It
overwhelms my breaking heart A minor swell of violins I cannot bear to hear them
A mother shepherds her
young birds she fills their mouths and warms their souls Til they are strong and good to fly Away from her
alone she'll die
Cradle on quiet old oak limbs As heaven blue her light fails A breath of soot into her
lungs A life, a journeys end in one
Don't sing that old sad hymn no more It resonates inside my soul It haunts me in my waking dream I cannot bear to hear it
Don't play those violins no more Their melancholic
overtones They echo off the floor and walls I cannot bear to hear them [ Heron Blue Lyrics on http://www.lyricsmania.com/
I just wanted to add
a note after watching the video again: the second half of the video is the same as the first, but it's BACKWARDS. Everything
is going in reverse. Indeed, education for the past 30-40 years has been going backwards. Our research will be designed to
move us forward once again, thus, it is important and critical. This is a very powerful message from my Master Teacher. There
are further interpretations of this video -- do you know what they are?
I just found this out:
Blue Heron Meaning: "According to North
American Native tradition, the Blue Heron brings messages of self-determination and self-reliance. They represent an ability
to progress and evolve. The long thin legs of the heron reflect that an individual doesn't need great massive pillars to remain
stable, but must be able to stand on one's own."
"Blue Herons have the innate wisdom of being able to
maneuver through life and co-create their own circumstances. Blue Herons reflect a need for those with this totem to follow
their own unique wisdom and path of self-determination. These individuals know what is best for themselves and need to follow
their hearts rather than the promptings of others. Those with the Medicine of the Great Blue Heron may sit until the rest
of us lose patience. And, when they follow the promptings of the heart, they are one of the most magnificent when they choose
like we are in need of a lot of Blue Herons!!!
What does the song and/or lyrics mean to you?
This is a serious lesson
plan to research interpretations of this video and the music, at the very least, for your own personal meaning.
There are MANY things about that video that
are relevant for today, if people take a moment to research for even one thing that they find meaningful. It was interesting
that one of the things that I found in my research that stood out for me that had happened in 1927 was a movie called "Metropolis."
Here's what it's about, according to Netflix:
"In the year 2026, when the populace is divided between workers
who must live underground and the wealthy, who enjoy a futuristic city of splendor, a man from the upper class abandons his
privileged life to join oppressed workers in a revolt."
Here's another description: In a futuristic city sharply
divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city's mastermind falls in love with a working class
prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences.
The movie begins with the following:
This film is not of today or of the future. It tells of no place. It serves no tendency, party or class. It has a moral that
grows on the pillars of understanding: "The mediator between the brain and muscle must be the heart." ~ Thea Van
We are getting close to 2026 and things are rapidly deteriorating. This very well could be where we end
up if more people do not get serious about using their power and energy to change our educational system in some big ways.
. .The moral of this story is: Follow your heart. Of course, that means climbing mountains and not taking the easy way. It
means being the Blue Heron -- even if you are viewed by some as a "pest."
I am sure there are many more
things we can learn from the music video handed down by my Master Teacher. What does it mean to you? What are some other events
and social conditions from 1927 that are repeating today? Why are they repeating? Who's behind it? What can we do differently?
We are to find one event
of 1927 that is personally relevant to us and connect it with the happenings of today. This is simple! Just google 1927! A
LOT of cool stuff happened in 1927 -- like the first transcontinental telephone call, some records in sports, -- and so much
more. Find YOUR favorite and analyze the significance.
I've been watching the movie, Metropolis, which came out
in 1927 and is “free” to watch online if you have Netflix (Yes, I signed up for Netflix; there are certain movies
that I want to watch since I am so far behind on movie watching.) Metropolis is a very interesting movie with lots
of meaning and relevance. They just don't make movies like they used to. This one has a good message – a “moral”
to the story, something that rarely is seen in movies made today. And it is a moral that we desperately need operating in
our world today – "The
mediator between the brain and muscle must be the heart." We need an intervention of love today to keep us
from continuing on the downward spiral.
In my view, Joe's theory shows us exactly how to incorporate that
intervention of love.
Coincidentally, my Goodnight
Song last night from my Master Teacher is:
A Video Bricolage: Twin Flame Soul Mates and DREAMING BIG!
It looks like we are finished with the burning question,
Why Is Education WORSE after More than 40 Years of Critical Work?
Please understand that the purpose for answering this question is to identify what has gone wrong so that it can be corrected.
As stated, I will explain how I discovered the answer in the data that was provided in the last five blogs and then most likely
take this research deeper in my dissertation. I do know that Joe had some great solutions, if only more people would have
listened to him.
my Master Teacher informed me we are on a new track. There are some issues coming up (what’s new?) but he informed me
that he and the gang (loving members of my critical knowledge network) are on top it, always many steps ahead, holding my
hand and watching my back. He gave me a few clues that might prep me for what’s coming: “guys,”
“shit together,” “enemies,” “CENSORED,” and “all’s fair in love and war.”
You know what that means: I need to look all of these clues up on YouTube and see what the story is this time….looks
like we are going on another adventure and writing another new narrative. Here we go; I will take the first video to the top
for each of the search terms.
“guys,” Allright –
this is too funny! My teacher’s sense of humor is rising to the top again. (Sorry, this first one cannot be embedded),
but take a look. I don’t normally watch tv, but this is really funny: Mad TV - Gay Straight Guys
It makes me wonder what’s next
in line with these videos.
Well, this is so typical in
our society today – this guy thinks he’s a KING just because he has money and so he’s really into the material
girl. fOf course, it definitely works both ways and maybe he’s just making a major statement or commentary
about all of those women out there who think they need a guy with lots of money and stuff. He definitely has more women than
he wants even, because they are all after him for his money (and for sex).
“enemies,” Ryan Cabrera- EnemiesLYRICS I like this: “keep your enemies close
and your lovers closer.” Seems like good advice. This song is about a guy who has a cheating woman and he’s telling
her it’s OVER. Well, it SHOULD be over if she cheated on him. Now she is his enemy, but he has a lover who he keeps
closer (he was caught in bed with her very best friend). But what did she expect when she had been cheating on him and lying
about it for a long time.
“CENSORED”Wow, this is a SEXY song!!!
Who would have thought a beautiful song like this would come up to the top with this clue? I guess the guy from the last song
found someone very special to love in “a very special way,” probably a soul mate, although, when
it gets right down to it, SHE is perfectly happy if he will “just love me now.” tamia love me in a special wayLyrics “all’s fair in love and war.” I didn’t like the first video because it was incomplete and since “all’s fair in love and war” and I REALLY liked the second one, I selected
it for the GRAND FINALE. In this song, the woman must have been cheating on him, because he’s telling her that he will
get someone a little bit prettier than her, because all’s fair in love and war.
THE INTERPRETATION Well, that was all my teacher gave
me last night and I really don’t see how cheating couples has anything to do with what’s coming up ahead in this
mission – oh wait, yes I do. As I have said numerous times, MANY soul mate couples –
especially twin souls are going to be meeting and matching up over the next few years due to the ascension and the fact that
they have "soul contracts" formed from deep love to aid each other with ascending rapidly during this brief
window of opportunity (I should know, after all). Anyway, all of these songs and videos demonstrate how confusing it is likely
to be for people. They may suddenly become “gay” as in the first video (because twin flames can be incarnated
as the same sex; that’s not unusual). Or they may be in “cheating” relationships that are doomed for failure
because they are in the wrong relationship. The song about the guy who is “king” is simply a commentary for people
to stop being so materialistic. You cannot be materialistic when it comes to matching up with your twin flame because she
or he may have nothing. Love does not judge people by what they have or don’t have or how famous they are or are not. In
fact, matching with your twin flame and ascending means you give up materialism entirely and you must love and give unconditionally.
Next, we clearly have the twin flames matching up with the song “love me in a special way.” That is so appropriate
since twin flame love is a very special love and even though she is asking him to love her in a special way, she ends by ultimately asking
him to just love her now (in other words, she knows it’s special without even adding that stipulation).
And finally, all’s fair in love and war – and when it comes to twin flames – Ain’t NOTHING going to
keep them apart during this amazing historical era.
My teacher signed off with “take care” – “have a good evening”
I am sure those are two more songs.
“have a good evening” OK, this is funny. My finances are DRAINED
and I keep bugging my Master Teacher to please help out here (he always does, but I am still working on the money issues (the
material issue) I have so he allows the money to drop precipitously, hoping I will finally learn not to worry about it
and figure out this manifestation thing). So, this song is telling me he’s working on it and not only is he working
on it, he’s DREAMING BIG. That could turn out to be a very good thing. I hate having to worry about where the next meal
is going to come from (even though I have never starved – see how irrational that is?) This song is music to my
ears. I did have one piece of good news today – my son who is just turning 18 found a decent job at the university
and he starts in early August. This is good news; now he can pay for his car, insurance and cell phone. As far as manifesting,
we are at a unique point in history in which if we have learned to manifest what we want in life, there are huge
opportunities for manifesting miraculous things. I can hardly wait to see my Master Teacher’s BIG DREAMS manifest.
I’ll bet they will be OUTASIGHT! So Here it is -- We are DREAMING BIG!!!
Oh, he also signed off, “your warrior.” This song is about bringing back the light…kind
of wild and it’s his “tough talk” he comes up with periodically. He means it in a very sweet way. I love
this line: “Our bruised and battered wings ascend to bring back the light again. Past imagination.” Some people
are saying we no longer have to be warriors, but here, my Master Teacher is saying that we ARE still warriors in this endeavor
to improve education and the world. I think I must be a "TRUE BLUE RAINBOW WARRIOR" (I like all of the colors of
the rainbow, in case you haven't noticed that in these blogs.)
I love this song! He's NOT raunchy....at all. I
should know, trust me. We do like to have fun, though, and this is one of his "fun" songs. Raunchy - Warriors /w Lyrics I am the one that brings death, and dirty girls, I
am the future, the destroyer of your worlds. I am the one in your colossal sky, I am you when you scream and wonder
Hell was made for heroes In all your reason I am your warrior (YOUR WARRIOR)
soar above all mistakes On bruised and battered wings ascend To bring back the light again Past imagination
I am the one that brings revenge at dawn If I was your god you would live all day and all night long
Hell was made for heroes In all your reason I am your warrior
We soar Above all mistakes -- our
bruised And battered wings ascend To bring back the light again Past imagination Above all mistakes our
bruised And battered wings ascend To bring back the light again Past imagination
Verse 2: (A
little step closer x2) A little step closer to the end. A little to late. A little step close to the end. A little too late.
(Faded: It should have been me It should have been you)
We soar Above
all mistakes our bruised And battered wings ascend To bring back the light again Past imagination
Above all mistakes our bruised And battered wings ascend To bring back the light again Past imagination
This morning my teacher and I discussed
a dream I had about us traveling between a couple of planets on a very decrepit spaceship. We were delivering educational
supplies for children from one planet to another planet. Both planets were in third density and the people there were very
poor and not very bright; their consciousnesses were very shut down. One of the schools we visited where we were to provide
some training on how to better care for the children had a huge, amateurishly welded structure in the yard that looked somewhat
like an odd jungle gym. It was in very poor shape and was falling apart so the children had been getting hurt on
it frequently. We had a huge truck deliver supplies over from where we had landed the spacecraft and instructed the people
how to use the supplies to build safer play structures. The space ship we traveled in, which was all they had for us, was
so decrepit it rattled as we took off and my teacher described it like this: talk about “shake, rattle
and roll." That is a song I need to look up.
“shake, rattle and roll” The first video was a sit-com
or something and it didn’t work, so I went with the second video, which fits the bill better, anyway. Big Joe Turner
was the first to do this song and it was sexier because he used different words…artists who followed him CENSORED the
song. But, here’s Elvis with it.
“Much more” When my teacher signed off this morning, he said there would be more to come, “much more” and so we end with
this song for today. Not sure what is in store for today. I have errands to run and last night he said he and the gang were
working on something…we shall see.
Why Is Education WORSE After More Than 40 Years of Critical Work? Part 5 (Where the West Sun Never Shines Treasure Hunt Continues):
Why Write Our Own Narratives? PLUS Border Crossing
First, it is important to understand the purpose of learning to develop one’s own narratives and why it is important.
We are living during a time when creativity is completely quashed within our educational system. We are also living during
a time of chaos and complexity. How do we survive? How do we sort all of the incoming data and information that floods into
our lives on a daily basis? We must learn to seek order midst the chaos. There is no other way. In his book, Critical
Constructivism, Joe called this a QUEST – a quest to seek “form from chaos” (p. 168). Looking for links
and connections in seemingly disparate POETs (point of entry texts which can be anything: text, music, videos, stories, paintings,
photographs, dances, etc.), helps develop “crazy wisdom” (p. 167).
Crazy wisdom, as Joe has conveyed, helps us not only decipher where power is
operating, but it helps us cope by illuminating ways we can construct our own improvisational knowledge, make new meanings
for ourselves, change up what education and learning is all about, and totally catch “power” off guard. As Joe
often stated it, “it throws a monkey wrench” into things. This skill of improvisational “crazy wisdom”
is highly useful not only for education, but for everyday living. If you get really good at it, no one will ever be able to
“pull a fast one” over you again! So the GOAL is to go back to the videos I posted yesterday and look for your
own PERSONAL links between them and write your own personal narrative. It is also important to realize that, as Joe put it,
“You ain’t seen nothing yet” (p. 169). In other words, a narrative is only a beginning – a launching
point from which we might go in any number of directions from actions we take in daily living to rigorous academic research.
In light of that, I will put forth the reminder here that our particular quest is still one in which the answer to my dissertation
question is being sought: Why is education WORSE after more than 40 years
of critical work? Interpretations of these videos to form narratives, per my Master Teacher’s instructions,
can help shed light on an answer. However, this will be the last entry in these blogs on this topic. You will be
left on your own to take all of the information I have provided in all five parts of this treasure hunt and come up with your
version of the answer. My version will be included in my dissertation or as a part of the dissemination of my research, which
is due out in 2011. So, if you are skeptical and do not believe in this process (which was ingeniously developed by Joe via
critical constructivism), then I guess you will just have to wait until then.
In the meantime, here is my personal narrative based on the videos in the order
they were presented as the assignment called for in yesterday’s blog. My narrative is based on a mixture of dreams,
excluded knowledges, and what Western people generally refer to as “reality.”
A Personal Narrative: Unobfuscated Border Crossing (Where
the West Sun Never Shines) The first video, ("Blue Gender") was about some blue alien insects that take over the earth. Well, this is a lie,
of course. Media are used to “program” and instill fear – yes, even in animations. Aliens are already here,
and they have been here. There is BLUE taking over the earth all right, but they are NOT Blue Insects. In fact, the INSECTS
and the REPTILES are trying their hardest to maintain their power over the Earth and everything on it. They want to destroy
everything for everyone but themselves, they want people to be slaves (after they kill off a bunch of them first, which sadly,
they have succeeded in doing, but they would like to do more), and they want all of the money and power; however, they
are losing the battle. BLUE aliens are only called blue because they come from the BLUE planets, from the star system, The
Pleiades. They look just like humans and they are except they are far more advanced and they have special KNOWLEDGE that they
are dispensing all over the globe, not for the purpose of taking over the world, but to spread love and peace. The Pleiadians
are known all over the universe for their great and powerful love. Thus, in my interpretation, this video is trying to feed
into our minds that the blue aliens are the bad aliens so that we are controlled by fear. The media always turn things around
like that, trying to mold our consciousnesses into believing the opposite of what is true. The “blue aliens,”
the Pleiadians, are here to help us help ourselves. Of course, you have to watch out for the media on that one, too, because
they will use every trick in the book to try and deceive you. The media is NOT your friend. Remember that.
The first video led me to the second one, “Reality”
because the end of the video focused on reality and this song instantly came to mind. Remember this: We all create our own
realities and if they are good, then they are like good dreams – and better than the “reality” other people
try to create around us, especially that negative reality of doom and gloom. Some people like for us to feel that things are
hopeless. Again, this is a way to maintain the status quo so that they do not lose their position on the ladder, whether it
be fame and fortune or power. The guy in the song is beginning to realize that his dreams are more real and better than outside
“reality” ever since he met a special someone, probably his twin flame soul mate, since his life is changed forever.
Meeting your twin flame does that – you become a totally different person – the person you really are and not
what the outside world expects. You also suddenly know your true mission in life because if you meet up with your twin flame
soul mate, you have the same dreams; you share consciousness. This does not mean you have the same consciousness, just that
you are so in tune with each other you know how your twin flame thinks and feels. When you unite with your twin flame, you
merge consciousnesses but you are still also separate. When you do meet your twin flame, there is no doubt and you can even
feel the exact moment when your consciousnesses merge. That’s when you really start being able to read each other’s
The next video, “New
Divide” by Linkin Park, is about coming to the awareness that we can cross the divide (cross the border) and, indeed,
more people are realizing this every day; more people are awakening. The lyrics to this song are significant because what this guy is really asking for is mercy,
but he does not realize he has it already and so he suffers, thinking he gets what he deserves. In other words, he believes
the lies, is suffering greatly, and does not realize that all he needs to do is go ahead and cross the great divide. It’s
ok. Why is it called a “new divide?” Because even though the divide has always been there and we have always been
able to cross that border, it has been hidden from most of us, so it is “new.” It is also new in the sense that
today, due to certain planetary alignments, and as predicted in many indigenous prophecies, the divide is easier to cross
than it has been for 28,000 years.
next video by Cypress Hill, “It Ain’t Nothin” came up on the search “Ain’t nothin’ new.”
The way I interpret this is that we are in a very violent time in our history, but that ain’t nothin’ new. The
snake placed so prominently in the video is representative of the “snaky” people, the reptilians, who resort to
this violence in its various configurations. It also alludes to another kind of “border crossing” and guess what?
That ain’t nothin’ new, either – it has just been hidden from most of us. It’s also a commentary about
money (it’s all about money) and this song is a call for change, as the lyrics state: “ALL BULLSHIT WILL STOP.” It is a “wake up” call for all of us.
The next video, ("He who began a good work in you") reminds
us we are never alone so there is nothing to fear. We are all “good works” in progress and we will be completed.
Everyone has their own interpretation of God (or no God), but for those of us who are “border crossers” this can
have a different, but related meaning. For me, it means that my Master Teacher will remain faithful in helping me continue
with my learning and spiritual progress as well as all of my other loved ones on the other side of the border. They are my
direct connection to God or “Source,” as are all people whose actions derive from the basis of unconditional love.
The video also relates to twin flame soul mates and how they complete each other, assisting each other during the ascension
process: ”You are his treasure and he finds his pleasure in you.” It also relates to that mercy the guy in the
New Divide video was searching for. So, in spite of all of the bad stuff that’s going on around us, as depicted in several
of the videos, we can be happy and rejoice in the fact that we are each revered and have the special gift of grace. This
is part of the knowledge that the “blue” aliens, the Pleiadians bring to us if we are willing to listen and take
heed. We are loved and the most important thing is to love and be loved. It also relates to Joe’s “Blue Knowledge”
that is based on the blues music and how we can sing about how bad things are and yet rejoice in the fact that we are here
and alive and there are things we can seek great pleasure in (like border crossing) and there is great hope for the future.
With blue knowledge, we are able to envision possibilities and create them.
The next video, "Mangrove Forests," reminds us how out of touch many
of us are with our symbiotic relationship with earth and everything on it. We have forgotten our interrelationship with nature
and everything in it, including other humans and entities (and including those on the other side of the border). The mangrove
forests are extremely critical ecologically, as this video illustrates, and they are also very sacred forests for the indigenous peoples. This is a wake-up call to bringing back more holistic thinking
that can once again see the interconnections which we have lost our ability to perceive – education that honors the
body, mind, spirit, and soul is necessary. Writing our own narratives, whether fictive, fictional, or our “reality,”
such as this narrative that links disparate POETs, is great practice in learning to reconnect with our “connectivity.”
“Gratefully and lovingly”
was my teacher’s way of saying goodbye to me the day he gave me all of these videos – a reminder that he appreciates
and loves me. We are all appreciated and loved, which the video using these key words brought up ("A Tribute of Love
and Gratitude"). Significant in the video, while it was about a specific individual who passed away, is that WE ARE ALL
WORTHY. Each and every one of us. We are worthy for being who we are just as we are.We do not need to
change ourselves to conform with someone else’s expectations, societal or otherwise. In fact, “blue knowledge”
along with the ability to make disparate connections allows us to recreate and redefine expectations or what is considered
“normal.” In his interview, Joe had said what is “normal” is socially constructed, so that frees us
up to redefine it.
There was also a personal message for me in this particular video, as I mentioned in yesterday’s
blog, by way of the Irish song, "Star of the County Down" that was used in the video. The Irish song is relevant
because of my Irish-Scottish heritage, plus it was a sort of special message of meeting someone special in July (given that
the name of the girl was Rose, and as I have stated previously, I have been given the name Crystal Rose). I wrote about this
in yesterday’s blog. There is much more to this story and it’s not over yet (in fact, it’s just about to
Finally, the last
video in yesterday's blog ("Border") is clearly about border crossing, including the type of border crossing
we rarely get to talk about in Western culture, as I mentioned in yesterday’s blog. So, here, we have the reality that
people in other parts of the world cross borders all of the time and it’s all ok, it’s a good thing, it’s
“common knowledge,” it’s a very loving thing if you choose the right borders and you
visit the people who are waiting there especially for you -- so why not us in the US? Try it, you’ll like it.
This morning, my Master Teacher gave
me the clue, “quiet time” for a song. I’ll see what that brings up. The clue brought up several songs. The
first two are rap and they did not seem quiet to me, so I chose the third song because it is a quiet song and it represents
how I have been feeling the past few days. I have given up on finding anyone on this planet to relate to right now
(other than my colleagues who come to me for advice on their dissertations). My Master Teacher has just been telling me not
to worry about it and to use this “quiet time” to move forward rapidly on my dissertation. I always take his advice;
I know it comes from a foundation of deep love and so I will do exactly what he tells me. In the meantime, this song expresses
how I feel. Some people interpret the ending where the woman jumps into the ocean to mean that she committed
suicide, and that may be a valid interpretation for them. In my interpretation, clearly, she did NOT commit suicide. She is
blissfully jumping into the ocean (a symbol of collective consciousness) and at the end of the video, her eyes are open
wide – it is a sign of her awakening. She no longer has to feel she is alone. I just wanted to be clear
on that. It is interesting that as she makes her way through the forest (the obfuscation), a giant, disgusting insect
on a tree she walked by, which would tend to evoke fear much in the way the first video did by showing the giant insects taking
over the planet, did not deter her in the least. She just ignored it. Also, as she got out of her car, there was an owl,
a symbol of wisdom.
It is interesting that this ties so directly into the title that my Master Teacher
gave this particular treasure hunt: Where the West Sun Never Shines. Indeed, the West, as in Western
culture in which wars predominate, never shines across borders, especially THESE borders. In fact, the media when
addressing these borders, always put negativity, fear, and darkness into the equation. Accordingly, we should not get
the idea that crossing borders might be a divine, blissful, enlightening, and powerful experience that can enhance
our lives. Well, in spite of the lies, misrepresentaions, and obfuscation, more people will awaken. In the meantime,
I will use my “quiet time” constructively as my divine Master Teacher has recommended, and with the divine
love and assistance that is available whenever I wish, I will quickly finish the proposal for my dissertation and
then move on to the exciting part – research and knowledge production using Joe's great bricolage.
song has very positive connotations for me. It even relates to the narrative I have been writing here, in that I have
recently awakened to the fact that, even if at times I feel alone, I am never alone. There are many loved
ones on the sidelines and there is a border to cross and I can cross it whenever I choose. This frees me up to accept the
fact that very few people in the US right now relate to crossing borders this way and it’s ok. I will just make productive
use of the quiet time. It reminds me of an email message Joe sent me one time that referred to the song, Strawberry
Fields Forever: "That is I think it's not too bad." I totally relate. I love Joe. Forever.
Why Is Education WORSE After More Than 40 Years of Critical Work? Part 4 (Where the West Sun Never Shines Treasure Hunt Continues):
Writing Your Own Narrative and Making Your Wishes Come True
I am excited!! Did you figure out the answer to my DISSERTATION question: Why
Is Education WORSE After More Than 40 Years of Critical Work? Well my Master Teacher gave me more music! And from
what I gather, this music is supposed to tell a story that SOMEHOW relates to the ANSWER to the question. I have no idea how.
I am going to look the music all up RIGHT NOW!!! Here are the clues he gave me in the order he presented them (and apparently,
order is significant here to maintain the storyline) so here we go! “blue” “new” “ain’t nothin’ new” “good work” “fuel for fodder” “gratefully and lovingly”
Now, here’s the thing. I have to do this right now (It is currently 8:08
PM 7-12-10) and I have to take the FIRST songs to the top of the YouTube search.
“blue” Blue Gender: Blue Gender - 1 - One Day Humankind has been replaced as the dominant species on Earth
by a race of monstrous insect-like creatures known as the Blue. Sleeper Yuji Kaido finds himself thrust into this nightmarish
world, suddenly awakened after 22 years in suspended animation.
This video is about BLUE Insects that have taken over earth and it ends with “reality”
which brings up this video (this has come up before and is very significant.)
“new” Linkin Park - "New Divide" In this video, this time the humans are BLUE, instead of the insects
and the song is about giving this guy a reason to “cross this new divide.” Looks like border
crossing has come to mean something different here. Check it out!
By Aziz Sanghur - Transcripts for the above video: Timber mafias have been active in mangrove forests along the coastal belt of Karachi. The Mangrove forests located near
Ibrahim Hydri, Chashma Village, Rehri Goth, Lat Basti, Sandspite, Native Jetty, and other coastal localities of Karachi face
threat. The local people were also involved in this illegal business.
Going to Rehri from the biggest locality
of fishermen Ibrahim Hydri somebody may witness heaps of fuel wood lying at the seashore and trucks coming frequently to take
the same to the city markets. Local people are unaware of losses of their own resources as these sea plants are breeding grounds
of shrimps and other fish species. Those keeping close eye over the decaying mangrove forests believe that wood mafia is playing
havoc with the nature.
"Fish workers are cutting trees to ease their poor families, as increasing marine pollution,
wide use of destructive nets and operating deep sea trawlers have wiped out fish reserves near the Karachi coast" said
Muhammad Ali Shah, Chairperson, Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum. He said that several complaints have been made by the local
fishermen against the timber mafias but no action has so far been taken by the forest department of the Sindh government.
Nasir Panhwar of WWF said, mangrove wood may be cheaper than other woods so the traders are eyeing to destroy
these green forests which offer attractive landscapes to Karachi citizens. Concerned on new trend of cutting the mangrove
forests for commercial purpose, Panhwar said, "Community people are part of eco system as they have been living here
along with flocks of camel and cattle heads for long. They get fuel and fodder from the mangroves but they never thought to
ruin mangroves, hence this kind of approach by the community people should be taken seriously."
to area this wood is being used in poultry feed factories. There are seven species of mangroves and the local people used
the same wood in building their shelters as well as in boats. But now there are only two species Avicennia and Rhyzophora,
which are under threat.
Mangroves also act as a shield against active tidal erosion in the area. Experts believe
that if this trend of cutting mangroves for the commercial purposes persists it would cause sea erosion at Karachi coast.
Experts say that mangroves support thousands of botanical, aquatic and wildlife species and provide a nursery for
most of the fish species in the area. All these benefits are dependent on the survival of the forest.
Also, there is a very special Irish song (I notice these things, because I am Scottish-Irish)
and I am supposed to look it up for the final segment of this story. I knew there had to be a reason for
this video – here is the song especially for me from my Master Teacher:
Hah! It’s about me – my name is Crystal ROSE and
the girl in this song is a ROSE. Plus this guy met his ROSE in JULY and guess who I met in July? This has
to be a song about me. No wonder I was supposed to notice it. “till a smiling bride by my own fireside, sits the star
of the county down.” It came true (in my dreams). And like the song “Reality” above, my dreams ARE my reality,
lol. I wonder if I can collect disability payments for this since I can’t fathom being a droid somewhere just to earn
And finally, there is
this song. I love this video and song, even though I don’t know what the words are. It’s all about love and crossing
borders the likes of which people in education “normally” like to obfuscate. I know a lot of people in
education talk about crossing borders and here we have all sorts of possibilities -- secrets they have been keeping from us
but they are secrets no more!!!
Well, that’s enough for today. My teacher has given me
many MORE songs now, but we don’t want to overwhelm people. Take your time with this and write yourself a great narrative
like I did. It does not have to be the same as mine. In fact, that is the whole point – we never have to buy into someone
else’s reality. However, we do need to answer the research question as required by scholarly academic procedure: Why is Education WORSE after more than 40 years of critical work? I know you can figure
it out. Well, I have given you clues about my version of a narrative from these videos: Tomorrow I will provide the narrative
if all goes according to plan. I'll tell you, though, my Master Teacher is moving fast! He already has me on lots of
other stuff (some of it SO personal that I cannot discuss it here) and some of it that is moving my dissertation
at "warp speed." And I have lost track of how many more songs he has given me, but when the time is right they will
show up right here.
Have a good day and be sure to write your story -- your dream, your wishes. Once you do
that, you will begin to see the clues that lead to the answer of the burning question. Oh, and DO take time to wish
upon a star. This is a time in history when those wishes will come true; I learned that just last
night when my Master Teacher told me to wish upon a star -- and I did! (My wish is beginning to come true already.)
Why Is Education WORSE After More Than 40 Years of Critical Work? Part 3 (Where the West Sun Never Shines Treasure Hunt Continues):
How to Weave a GOLDEN Tapestry PLUS The BRICOLAGE DANCE!
This is the third entry for this particular segment of the Where the West Sun Never Shines Treasure Hunt. And no, I do NOT
come up with these names for the treasure hunts; my Master Teacher does. He is brilliant. There are always so many interpretations
of the titles of these treasure hunts, alone. This is to keep us aware of the fact that when we do our
interpretations, such as the one in yesterday’s blog that answers the question, “Why
is education WORSE after more than 40 years of critical work?” it is important to keep in mind that we will each
have different perspectives as well as that the treasure hunts never end and can pick up again later and go off in another
direction (it's kinda like the way fractals present various choicepoints at any given moment as they continue to evolve
and replicate and evolve some more).
Master Teacher explained to me this morning that it is important not to take just one perspective or to disregard certain
perspectives simply because we might judge them in a negative light. For example, some of the clues I found that lead
to the answer to the question under consideration come from religion and we might like to throw these religious clues out
automatically or, by the same token, we might only want to look at those clues if we are religious. I am not a religious person
and I tend to shun religious interpretations, but it is a mistake to throw such interpretations out. The trick is to consider
all interpretations and synthesize them together. But we don’t just synthesize them any old which way.
My teacher said it is like taking the gold threads from every perspective we look at and then weaving them
into a golden, textured tapestry. I thought that was a beautiful explanation, somewhat like bell hooks’ description
of weaving a tapestry, but the difference is that we find the GOLDEN threads in ALL perspectives. We do not
pick and choose from the perspectives that come before us, leaving out some perspectives because perhaps we don’t relate
or understand them. In that case, we need to do more research and FIND a connection.
Well, I hope that helps people move forward in solving this great
treasure hunt question I was blessed with. And remember, too, that all of us will have tapestries that look different, but
if we take all of the gold threads that we can find of varying shades and textures and weave them together,
we will all have very beautiful, golden tapestries that we can be proud to wrap ourselves up in. (Sorry, I am into concrete
is so much more to say about this particular treasure hunt, so stay tuned. We must solve this puzzle. The future of education
depends on it! And it seems that this is supposed to be a part of my dissertation, somehow, so if you don’t solve it
in a year, you can read my interpretation in about 2011.
OK, I will give you one more hint. This morning I had an “ephiphany.” (Actually, I had
multiple epiphanies, but I will just share one of them for now.) I have never really figured out what epiphanies are –
they come during those quiet moments according to the story of Hermes, the Messenger God who loves those moments because that’s
when he slips in to drop off his special messages. So, here is my epiphany that relates to this “burning question”
that is begging for answer:
Easter egg that’s on the very last page (p. 252) of Joe’s book, Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy: An Introduction,
provides additional perspectives and more insight to the answer to this burning question. It is a MUSIC Easter egg, but you
do not necessarily need to know the music. The song is not necessarily relevant to the interpretations we are seeking
here, but it can be.
my next clue to solve this burning question. The Easter egg on page 252. OK, that’s too hard because there are a bunch
of Easter eggs on page 252. So I have to give you one more clue.
It is the Easter egg that begins on LINE 11 on page 252. Think about this passage in relation to the
LINE it is on (go back to those links to numerology in yesterday’s blog for the interpretation). But don’t stop
there: there are multiple interpretations to this passage and you need them all. And once you find them all, pull out the
golden threads. You will need them when it’s time to weave the tapestry. In case you have not figured it out, we are
“doing the bricolage.” I think we should invent a “bricolage dance!”
Why Is Education WORSE After More than 40 Years of Critical Work? (Where The West Sun Never Shines Treasure Hunt Continues)
There IS an EASTER EGG on Page 222 of Joe’s book!!! I am SO EXCITED! My Master Teacher is good! And the Easter Egg,
once you interpret it, answers the question: “Why Is Education WORSE After More than 40 Years of Critical
Work?” If you have read yesterday’s blog, you know about the clues my Master Teacher gave me. I was given a song
for the day called “Sleeping Sun” by Nightwish. I knew it related to yesterday’s solar eclipse once I watched
it all the way to the end where it shows an eclipse. The video and the lyrics are very symbolic and complex and there are
literally infinite ways I could go with interpretations, especially my own personal interpretations, which could be fun.
After he gave me the
song, my teacher told me there was a clue that related to my dissertation (and also a special message for me) and that this
treasure hunt was a continuation of another previous treasure hunt. I immediately picked up on the title of the song “Sleeping
Sun” and how it relates to “Where the West Sun Never Shines Treasure Hunt.” Then when I looked at the lyrics,
for some reason, I was drawn to the numbers 222 and wondered if that could be page numbers in Joe’s book, Knowledge
and Critical Pedagoy: An Introduction, since the clue says it’s related to my dissertation and my dissertation
is about Joe’s work. Next, I checked out where the sun would NOT be shining yesterday because the clue was that it would
be solved yesterday which was the day of the eclipse. It turned out that EASTER ISLAND was one of the places where the ecllipse
could be observed, and thus, there would a brief time when the west sun did not shine there; how clever my Master Teacher
is! That was too easy – it made me instantly realize there has to be an EASTER EGG on PAGE 222 of Joe’s book –
and guess what? There is!!! How exciting is that???
Yes indeed, I was on the totally right track and
I picked that up fast (my Master Teacher will undoubtedly give me a special reward). Of course, the next step was
that I had to do a bunch of research to prove to myself that this was the correct direction in relation to my dissertation
and that I could actually find a solution to some burning question out of the analysis of this Easter egg. There
are so many other clues and directions I could go and would love to go, especially since he also said there is a very special
message for me, personally. I will investigate that another time (treasure hunts never end), but for now I will stick with
this EASTER EGG on PAGE 222 of Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy: An Introduction. The final discussion will be in
my dissertation for those who are interested and I will cover how this Easter Egg answers the Question: “Why Is Education WORSE After More than 40 Years of Critical Work?”
For now, you can see if you can find the EASTER EGG and solve it. HINT: It is NOT a MUSIC Easter Egg.Get
out your hermeneutic tool kit – you will need it!
Oh, ok. I will give you all of the research I did
and perhaps you can figure this out. But remember, I solved it first and I did the hard part of figuring out that the clues
led to an Easter egg on page 222 of Joe’s book, so be sure to cite me; follow the scholarly academic rules!!!
Here are ALL of the CLUES and yes, I did look at all of this and more. And I just had a thought: Maybe
if you have trouble solving this alone, you can get with a lot of people and figure out the answer together. As Joe always
said, “the sum of the parts is greater than the whole.” Good luck. And watch for the answer coming to a dissertation
near you soon!
Nightwish - Sleeping Sun Lyrics The sun is sleeping
quietly Once upon a century Wistful oceans calm and red Ardent caresses laid to rest
For my dreams
I hold my life For wishes I behold my nights The truth at the end of time Losing faith makes a crime
I wish for this night time to last for a life-time The darkness around me Shores of a solar sea Oh
how I wish to go down with the sun Sleeping Weeping With you
Sorrow has a human heart From
my god it will depart I'd sail before a thousand moons Never finding where to go
Two hundred twenty-two
days of lightI am wondering if this is the clue – page 222 in Knowledge
and Critical Ped. Will be desired by a night A moment for the poet's play Until there's nothing
left to say
I wish for this night-time to last for a lifetime The darkness around me Shores of a solar
sea Oh how I wish to go down with the sun Sleeping Weeping With you
I wish for this night-time
to last for a lifetime The darkness around me Shores of a solar sea Oh how I wish to go down with the sun Sleeping Weeping With you....
in the Kingdom of God and intimately experiencing our Lord should turn everything on it's head. The great inversion should
be a reality for each of us who claim to love God with all our being. Nothing will be the same...and that is wonderful!
We are STILL celebrating LOVE and I was
so grateful that my Master Teacher has gone to so much work making my research for my dissertation interesting and “more
fun than an amusement park ride” that I decided I would pick out the love song today. I came up the clue “Sweet
sweet love” because I wanted a really sweet love song to dedicate to him (either that, or SOMEBODY put that clue in
my head). Here’s what came to the top:
Love Song - Kelly Sweet Here are the sweet, sweet lyrics. I really love them because they reiterate what Joe’s work and
these blogs are all about…
Love Song Lyrics – Kelly Sweet Words I have to say may well be simple But they're true Until you give your love There's nothing more that we can do
Love is the opening door Love is what we came here for No one could
offer you more Do you know what I mean? Have your eyes really seen?
You say, "It's very hard
to leave behind the life we knew." There's no other way And now it's really up to you
is the key we must turn And truth is the flame we must burn Freedom - the lesson we must learn
know what i mean? Have your eyes really seen?
La la la la la la La la la la la la
the opening door Love is what we came here for No one would offer you more Do you know what I mean? Have
your eyes really seen?
Do you know what I mean? Have your eyes really seen?
Love is the opening
door Love is what we came here for No one would offer you more
Do you know what I mean? Have your
eyes really seen? Source: SweetLyrics Of course, you have to be “ready for love.”
A Solar Eclipse as the Love Celebraton Continues PLUS Where the West Sun Never Shines Treasure Hunt during My Dissertation!
My blog is supposed to be about LOVE today. We
are still celebrating Love for the entire month of July – the RUBY (red, love) month. My Master Teacher gave me the
following clue this morning: “in love.” When I searched YouTube, this interesting music video came up. There is
LOT of symbolism in this video which I will not get into interpreting today. Anyway, everyone will have
their own interpretation.
Other than LOVE, today is a special and significant solar eclipse. Interestingly, I was handed down a song last night that I guess was preparation for the solar eclipse.
I am not sure what it means, but here is the song.
Now, this is interesting.
My Master Teacher just now informed me that the song, “Sleeping Sun” has a special message especially for me that
relates to some sort of hidden treasure that I am supposed to find while I am working on my dissertation today. I am also supposed to figure out WHICH treasure hunt, out of all of the past treasure hunts as recorded
in these blogs , that this particular search for treasure goes with. My immediate thought is that maybe it is related to The
Where the West Sun Never Shines Treasure Hunt….OH YEAH! “Sleeping Sun” and “Where the West Sun
Never Shines!” I’ll bet that’s it! This particular treasure hunt has not gone far yet. None of the treasure
hunts are ever completed; they continue on. It certainly makes life interesting and lots of fun! Here is my previous blog
about this treasure hunt so perhaps it will give some direction for interpreting the song and the video.
I just wonder if the clue is
in the IMAGES in the video or in the WORDS in the lyrics – or both. This could lead to a very deep analysis. The lyrics
and the images are complex. The video magically works for today because at the end of the video is shows the eclipse. An eclipse
is highly significant for so many reasons, and I would have to research that from multiple perspectives to garner what my
own personal message from my teacher might be.
I need to look at the lyrics for the song and see whether there is a clue to the hidden treasure
within them. Here’s a link to the Lyrics so you can try to figure it out. Sleeping Sun.
Here are the lyrics:
The sun is sleeping quietly Once upon a century Wistful oceans calm and red Ardent caresses laid to rest
For my dreams I hold my
life For wishes I behold my nights The truth at the end of time Losing faith makes a crime
for this night time to last for a life-time The darkness around me Shores of a solar sea Oh how I wish
to go down with the sun Sleeping Weeping With you
Sorrow has a human heart From my god it will
depart I'd sail before a thousand moons Never finding where to go
hundred twenty-two days of lightI am wondering if this is the
clue – page 222 in Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy? Will be desired by a night A
moment for the poet's play Until there's nothing left to say
I wish for this night-time to last for a lifetime The darkness around me Shores of a solar sea Oh how I wish to go down with the sun Sleeping Weeping With you
I wish for this night-time to last for a lifetime The darkness around me Shores of a solar
sea Oh how I wish to go down with the sun Sleeping Weeping With you....
So, is it page 222 of Joe’s book or is it the numerological
meaning of 222 that is significant – or both? Also, I note that “Where the West Sun Never Shines” happens
to be TODAY during the Solar Eclipse! Here’s what Wikipedia says:
are the places where the west sun never shines today during the eclipse!!! EASTER ISLAND is a SPECIAL PLACE! (So are the other
places.) HEY!!! I wonder if that means there’s an EASTER EGG on page 222 of Joe’s book. My work has only just
begun; this is clearly a really complicated task.
OMG this is fun! I love this kind of learning. Imagine: treasure hunting while writing a
dissertation! Can life get better than this? (I know the answer to that question.)
Check back tomorrow and find
out where the clues lead me -- I am sure that my teacher is leading me down a path to something amazing and spectacular! Is
there an Easter Egg on page 222 of Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy: An Introduction? What clues are hidden in this
song? What treasures do the clues lead to?
Last night was SO MUCH
FUN! Everyone on the other side of the bridge wanted to talk to me because I have not taken time to talk to people for
quite some time (my “Others” as the elite educators like to obfuscate it, and I think those educators
are crazy). So, for some reason, everyone was requesting time to talk to me. And guess who the first person was? WARREN
ZEVON!!! I had mentioned I felt such a great love for Warren and I was not sure where it came from. I even had a dream about
him and how I was upset because some person in his life used him and took advantage of his sweet, unconditional love.
That is what led him to writing the song, “Accidentally Like a Martyr.”Of course, if you have been reading my blogs, Joe snuck this song into one of his books as an "Easter Egg" which was how I first came across Warren’s
music. Now I am promoting Warren Zevon's music and asking everyone to Sign the Petition to induct him into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
So, last night when Warren wanted to communicate with me I
was so excited and I remembered! I remembered that he’s my BROTHER! I wonder if this is the sort of “dangerous
memory” Joe was talking about in his book, Critical Constructivism when he was discussing Liberation Theology. In
order to combat the sense of hopelessness that dominant forms of schooling (and other forms of dominant power) instill
in those of us who are oppressed this "dangerous memory" can lead to the development of “strategies
for overcoming such oppression” (p. 37). Of course, we are all free to interpret Joe’s work as we wish, for as he
has clearly conveyed in his work, there is no “one true reality.” Therefore, if we as individuals, especially
oppressed inviduals, find powerful ways of being in the world that include our interpretations of relationships
with people on both sides of the bridge, then nobody has the right to tell us that our reality is not “real” and
that their reality is the “one true reality.” In my view, elite educators know all of this already -- they know
the power we have when we are able to communicate with and learn from people on the other side -- but they just
want to keep it from us so that they, alone have power. It is the major impetus that was behind the Indian boarding schools and
the despicable practice of "assimilation" that portrayed the view that Indian culture was inferior
and Western culture was superior. As I am learning, this interpretation of “dangerous memory” is what gives
me access to knowledge that has been hidden from me all of my life and because of this, I have greater power than
I have ever had in the past. And factor in the THE POWER OF LOVE, as I have discussed so manytimes in these blogs, and the power is unmatchable.
Anyway, I had such a great time
“talking” to everyone last night. I was so relieved to learn that Warren is now very happy and reunited with his
twin flame soul mate. He thanked me for the blog tribute. And my sweet fairy, Anesthesia (“Anna Thasia”) told me to please take two of my plants
out of the window; it is too hot for them there and she and the plants have been trying to tell me that, but I have not been
listening. La-ni-tah-weh, my Indian Spirit Guide, wants me to write letters to some principals at schools on the reservations
and to develop a special course for the Indian students. Well, actually, the course has already been developed. It’s
in one of Joe’s books. He left no stone unturned. What a brilliant person! He left so much work that he makes my work
easy, almost too easy (no, I didn’t say that). My grandmother told me that it was the Sioux Indian tribe who gave me
my name, Crystal Rose. I wondered. I remember “dreams” of being on the reservation where they are teaching me
their culture, but I did not remember the name of the tribe. Sam Cooke is excited because I will soon be working on Chapter
4 of my dissertation and I will research the circumstances surrounding his death and perhaps reveal something new. He would
tell me exactly what’s what, but there are certain cosmic laws that cannot be broken, so I have to use Joe’s theory
to get “beyond the facts” in Sam’s case. My cousin, Ralph (as in Ralph Waldo Emerson) tried to send me a
poem, but the connection was poor by this time after talking to so many people, so he wants to try again later. My uncle Albert
was a little “PO’d” because I referred to him as “Uncle Einstein.” He does not like
that. I just get mixed up sometimes because, here, I call him Einstein, but he wants me to call him Uncle Albert. Louis Armstrong
said that they are all still trying to work out some sort of project surrounding his “god daughter.” I have no
clue what that’s about, although he had mentioned the last time I talked to him the name of some girl or young woman
and to send her his love. I don’t remember her name right now. There was much more, but I will leave it here.
I awakened this morning
to an email from my new friend in South Africa. OMG, we are on the same page. My Master Teacher seems to love this new friendship
I have acquired and told me that he’s going to “knock his socks off” which is a good thing.
He also said that my friend was off “freewheeling” yesterday. I wasn’t sure what that meant,
so here are the songs that came to the top of a YouTube search for these clues – which is my tradition when my Master
Teacher gives me these clues like this.
is what came to the top of the YouTube search! This is so cool! I had a dream a while back that I was walking on the moon!
It was something very special. Now it seems my Master Teacher thinks my new friend should walk on the moon, too. I love the
song; it is so appropriate for this video. This is also a good science video for the classroom.
is SO MUCH FUN outside the four prison walls of the classroom! Have a good day.
P.S. This Just In! I just received these interesting videos in my email today from Dreaming Bear. After all of the
information about the Earth being rebirthed and the pregnancy stuff in my blogs recently, I find this quite serendipitous,
and these are beautiful messages, as always, from Dreaming Bear. Being One with the Universe, Meditation
I also just received the message below and it is important
for several reasons. It confirms that we have a limited window of opportunity for getting with the program to create a better
world, which I was just stressing yesterday. This message provides information about important dates, as well an explanation
as to why we must be free to express our creativity. There is a lot here, but do keep in mind that it is only a snapshot;
it is only ONE persepective. Unity consciousness does not mean we are all one in some magical mystical sense,
as some people try to convey. At least not in my perspective and I know Joe did not convey it that way in his work, either.
Did Joe discover the unity Einstein was searching for? At any rate, there is some valuable information here about
dates and GRACE, again, correlating with some of the things in my previous blogs a few days ago about the Birth
of Grace, which I think is just the consciousness of grace as a free gift for us all and it will be in its infancy,
thus the conception of Baby Grace.
Beyond Illusions and into the New Space of Creative Possibility, Passion and Grace
Beloved Family of Light, the month of July 2010
will continue to offer powerful energies and many opportunities to make new choices that will align with the powerful new Cycle of Energies that will commence on the 26th of July.
Since the Grand Cross Alignment
of June, you have been in a "window of opportunity" where you are given the chance to use the powerful incoming
Diamond Light Energy to illuminate any patterns of illusion and deception that remain in your life. As you release these old
patterns on deep levels of your being, you create space and release energy for more creative possibilities in your present
On the 11th of July
you will experience a Total Solar Eclipse that will mark the completion of this period of opportunity, easing the pressure
that many of you may be feeling right now. But, we may say that this will be a powerful Eclipse, visible over the Pacific
Ocean, Easter Island, Chile and Patagonia in Argentina.
An Eclipse is a moment when the Planetary Collective accepts a "shift"
that we may compare to rebooting a computer. The switchover to new information in New Light Codes requires these Eclipse Transitions
for Balance and Harmony to be reset. In this case, the Codes that will be reset are in the domain of the Oceans of the Planet.
The Pacific is the Largest Ocean on the Planet, and it will receive the new Light Codes for Water that will be taken into
the Oceanic Grids and transmitted by the Cetaceans who are the Oceanic Light Code Keepers.
This is a huge moment of Transformation
for the Earth, that we will call the "Oceanic Harmonic Integration". These New
Light Codes will activate the Crystalline Fifth Dimensional Heart grids already in operation on the Planet and also known
as the Sacred Rose Cosmic Grids. With this new Oceanic activation, the Planet's bodies of water will align with the
Grids and be integrated into the New Earth Template under the guidance and protection of the Cetaceans.
This will mean that the Oceans will
become Fifth Dimensional Sovereign Space, and will no longer tolerate the destruction and degradation of human greed and exploitation.
The powerful partnership of Human Lightworkers and Cetaceans will be the New Keepers and Creative Dreamers of the Oceans and
the Continents together - as One.
In this Eclipse, the activation of Easter Island will re-activate deep Oceanic energies that have been
held there by the ancient Elders of the Planet. These are the Ancestors, including the Dragons, who have long since gone into
the Light of the Higher Dimensions, but who have left these Energy Codes to be released when Humanity was raised to Higher
Levels of Consciousness. A goal of this activation is the deep remembrance of Ancient Creative Partnerships with the Oceanic
Beings of Light that will begin to resurface in your Collective Deep Consciousness at this time. Many of you will dream of the Oceans and make contact with the Cetaceans and the Beings of the Sea. The Ancient
Archetypes and Energies will arise to be integrated into the incoming Cosmic energies of Ascension and Transformation. The
result will be a powerful Creative Partnership for the Creation of the New Earth and the Cleansing and Nurturing of the Oceans.
this is a Powerful moment of Joy and Celebration. You are "Coming of Age" as Keepers and Guardians of the Planet.
The Recent activations of many powerful Earth Keeper Crystals on the Planet will serve as Magnetic Relay Transmitters for
these new energetic Codes of Light. You will be able to access these new Grids through Meditation, Ceremony and Sound.
We ask you to
participate in this process with Gratitude and Perseverance for what is happening and what is being entrusted to you as Guardians
of the New Earth Reality. It is your responsibility, those of you who feel so called, to Dream not only a "New Heaven
and a New Earth", but a "New Ocean" as well, in partnership with the Cetaceans and the Elementals.
Then, Beloved Family of Light, the Human Collective of Conscious Earth Keepers will combine their energies together on the 17th and 18th of July
to create and event that is called "Conscious Convergence". At this time, there will be an effort to integrate
and focus intention on the Fifth Dimensional Sacred Heart Grids. As this comes shortly after the Oceanic Harmonic Integration,
you can begin to see what a powerful opportunity this will be for a combined intention to lift the Earth into the Fifth Dimension
of Unity Consciousness. If you were to integrate and align also with the Oceanic Harmonic Consciousness, as represented by
the Cetacean Family of Light and the Elementals, among others, you would indeed be in a place of "Conscious Convergence"
for the Highest Good of the Planet Earth at this time.
After this, the next High Point will be
the Full Moon in Aquarius and the Planetary "New Year" and the Opening of the Lion's Gate on the 26th of July.
This is the moment when the Earth shifts to her next cycle of Creative Experience and New Themes and Ideas are introduced
on the Waves of Creative Impulse that emanate from the Cosmic Heart and the Dreams of the Creative Source. And so, the Planet
begins at this point to receive those Cosmic impulses that will align its energies with the Heart of All That Is in the Present
The Lion's Gate, from the 26th of July to the 12th of August, is a period when these new Evolutionary Energies or Codes are most strongly
received. At this time, it is good to be open to the influx of energies and ideas that will shape the next cycle of experience
on Earth. These energies will culminate at the 10/10/10 Stargate on the 10th of October.
We would share with you also, Beloved Ones, a little of what is represented at this "stargate
of consciousness" and its connection with the 11/11/11 in 20112 and the 12/12/12 in 2012.
Each of the
"Stargates" represents a moment when a Quantum shift or Leap is possible on the Inner as well as the Outer levels
of Experience. Each of these dates
represents a moment when it is possible for the Earth and Consciousness to make those major shifts that will align the Planet
with her Cosmic Destiny at the final "Rainbow Bridge" of 12/12/2012. After
this point, the Earth will be fully aligned and synchronized with a new form of Time/Space Reality, for on the other side
of the Rainbow Bridge lies another Reality and another way of shaping that which you know as Time and Space. So these three
moments are the key "calibration" points when the Earth aligns with the frequencies that will shift consciousness
into this New Time/Space realm of Creative Experience.
Indeed, Beloved Family, it is as though you stand now at the foot of the
staircase, waiting to begin that climb, together as One. This is a journey of experience that can only be taken as One, as
a United Consciousness. It is not individuals who will rise in the Field of Light Frequencies, but the Whole Earth, for that
is what you agreed to when you came to the Earth in this lifetime. The Miraculous Intention of Ascending an entire Planet
and All Who Live on Her into the Fifth Dimension of Light!
Indeed, a Creative Challenge, and one which you are all now in the
process of awakening into. Indeed, we here in the Angelic Realms of Light are filled with Joy as we see that you are right on schedule for the first major stargate on the 10th of October. Beloveds, it is Love and Connection
that will lift you through these gates, together as One. It is only by working for the Higher Good of the Collective Consciousness
that you will find your own Higher Good in this New Energy of Transformation and Shift.
Beyond Illusion and into Grace
Beloved Ones, at this time we would speak a little about the present
shifts in perception that you face as you embrace the Diamond Light and allow yourselves to release illusions and center yourselves
in your personal truth.
We know that you have come to understand the nature of quantum reality and the illusionary basis of
all reality in a Holographic Universe or Multiverse.Yet, there are choices to be made as to whether a particular illusion
has validity in your Personal Reality Creation or that of the Collective as we move forward into the Higher Dimensions.
There are times,
Beloveds, when illusion can become delusion, as you move away from your center to embrace the prepackaged ideas and illusions
of others. The Diamond Light will assist you to see where you may be doing this.
In Planetary or Collective terms, this is done
when you allow yourselves to be manipulated by the media. Your media serves to manipulate emotions on the lower frequencies
of fear and anger in order to create illusions of lack and insecurity and hostility that become "reality" and prevent
Humanity from experiencing the truth of their interconnection and unity, and from expressing that as Harmony. And so, often
many of you respond to Planetary crises on the lower frequencies of anger and fear and so create separation, rather than rising
to the Heart frequency and creating Unity and Creative Solutions.
On the Personal level, moving beyond illusions means being able to
distinguish between lower frequency emotional patterns that create fear and anger and manipulation, and the Higher Dimensional
impulses from the Higher Self that produce creative solutions and interpersonal harmony and creativity. This means also, dear
ones, to be able to see and feel when you are not living your life with Passion, Integrity, and Commitment, and when you have
allowed yourself to fall into delusions and the pre-packaged ideas of others.
Personal Truth and Integrity are the result of
the Alignment and Harmonization of the all the levels of your Being - Body, Soul and Spirit. When these aspects of Self are
not aligned, there is inner chaos and inner fragmentation that often produces apathy, detachment and depression, as well a
tendency to fall into delusions. However, when these aspects align, the Higher aspects fill the lower aspects with the fiery
passion of Spirit and the creative power is intensified and magnified many times. The flow of energy releases powerful creative
potential that in turn creates powerful personal manifestation on the Earth plane.
This state of alignment of which we speak, is also
known as the "state of Grace". When you are in this alignment, the flow of Divine
Love and Cosmic Fire moves freely from Heaven to Earth, and you become the conduit for Manifestation and Miracles according
to the unfolding blessings of Divine Grace.
The state of Grace is achieved when all delusions are released and you
live in absolute integrity with the impulses from Spirit and the Higher Self. In accepting this level of Self as the Creative
Source of Life, the Lower Levels are aligned as receptacles for Divine Love and Grace and Bliss. But, this energy is Creative and Expressive and seeks to be shared in relationships, connections, projects, creations and
dreams! Once it begins to flow, it must be shared creatively or it will "blow" some of your new Light Body
wiring. The wiring is designed for Connection and Collective experience, as you become aware that in the Fifth Dimensional
New Earth, the "I" is only in a state of Grace when connected to a "We" as a Creative Partner and a Dynamic
Source of Light and Love!
We wish you Joy and Adventure in the New Consciousness!
Dis-Ease on the Ascension Roller Coaster: Did Joe Discuss this in His Books?
That’s a challenge question, by the way. I am NOT going
to answer it in this blog. If you want to know the answer, you have to take an “epistemological road trip” by
going “treasure hunting” in his books. That means you will have to do some reading and hermeneutical analysis.
One of the very loud messages I keep getting is that we all have to do our own work. I know one thing, there
can be some very physically uncomfortable moments as we ride to the tippy top of the great wave and gravity tries to keep
us grounded to earth. Coming back down is easier, but if you lose momentum you might stay down and that’s not a happy
place to be. You want to use that great momentum to ride back up again.
In the last couple of blogs,
I was discussing how UNCOMFORTABLE I have been feeling phsycially and my Master Teacher gave me a clue last night -- “dis-ease”
and told me to go to bed. The clue brought up this video. He is so amazing!
I guess it must just be a part of the Ascension and so many of us are experiencing a wide range of symptoms.
It’s those higher energies that the video in last Wedneday's blog was discussing and it will not get better
anytime soon, it’s going to be a perpetual rollercoaster ride – but if you make choices out of love while riding
that rollercoaster, you will be in for a very great time! The important thing is to be sure you get on the ride,
because if you miss this next stop, it will be very difficult to get on after that: there will be more work to do than ever
and the “dis-ease” is likely to be greater. I am sorry I have to report this. Do you work NOW so that you can
catch a ride on the next wave.
Here are a couple of good places to start (but please know that these are only a beginning and you will have to do more
research and work):
My teacher did not give me any music for today. I guess I am supposed to post
a song he gave me a few days ago.
It looks like I found the songs he wanted. He gave me these two songs (below)
a few days ago, but I did not post them for whatever reasons (I probably had enough songs and he was probably waiting until
I got to this blog) -- so, here they are! Yes, people always have the option to call me crazy, ignore the signs
and signals all around them, and continue on down their same old worn out nonproductive roads, choosing out of greed,
selfishness, and ego. I am by far only one insignifcant voice among many voices. Indeed, I am a country hick girl, a total
nobody. I learned that really well in all of the educational environments I worked in.
Of course, Joe treated
everyone as special. Why do you think he is so special to me? He always called himself a "hillbilly" from the Appalachians.
He really did relate to those of us at the bottom, especially us hicks and hillbillies. He worked tirelessly to try and change
things around. I feel I owe him so much. I wish to work tirelessly to interpret his work and keep it in the forefront as he
would wish -- for ALL of us, not just for the educational elite to interpret in order to maintain the status quo and their
selfish ego-based purposes. Yes, Joe left his work for us all. Time will bear that out.
I am very late today
-- I had to take a side excursion to South Africa (a sort of virtual tour, actually). And on top of that, since that occupied
all morning, I am now at a loss for words. Most of my messages seem to come to me in the morning.
My work is taking on a whole new dimension, which I will have to go into more detail about another time. This video
is representative. We are going global now, just the way Joe wanted. The Rainbow Warriors
As far as whether I am a Rainbow Warrior or Blue Warrior, this TRUE BLUE poem says it all. But, of course, blue is just ONE color of the rainbow! Oh, and Joe used a LOT of BLUE in his work. Have you
noticed that? "Blue knowledge" and "blue cognition" (in his book Critical Constructivism), and
ALWAYS the BLUES music! I notice these things because blue just happens to be my favorite color and I love Rhythm and Blues
Other than all of that, it seems I am still clearing a little karma. I had a disturbing
dream last night that I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl, but it was not a happy scene that it should have been.
There was no father present and it was just sad. This was a reminder of the absent father of my children's lives. My
teacher explained that I am dealing with some karmic issues and assured me that it was not about the birth
of Baby Gloria Grace who is scheduled to be born on July 14. We shall see. I wonder if I will remember the dream. I do not
remember many of my dreams.
I keep dreaming of trains, train tracks, and train crashes, though. It's weird. A train
was going to New York, but I would not get on it and I was telling everyone to stay off it because it was going to crash at
the train station. I am not sure what all of these train dreams are about and New York, too. And then there was the dream
about a ferry crashing into the harbor in New York (I was not on the ferry) -- and then it actually happened the next
day, I believe or at least within a day or two. That was a little freaky to say the least.
I did get a reminder
to tell everyone that it is past time to get on board this LOVE game. The tables will be flipping very soon,
as I have stated so many times in these blogs. As I predicted, some big changes will be happening this summer and what I learned
just recently is that it is a big wave of energy that we can climb on and ride up and down like a roller coaster until the
big day (I posted that day in yesterday's blog).
That's it. MAKE ALL DECISIONS BASED ON LOVE for humankind and
not for selfish, greedy reasons. Doing so will keep you on your own personal "right" path. It's different for each
of us, but as long as you are on the path for positive change based on love, don't think about money and what's in it
for you, and just move forward doing what's right, you will weather the coming storms just fine.
I was handed down
some music: Walking in Memphis and I'm Already There by Lonestar. I will leave with these tunes.
Glorious Grace Is On the Way: The Earth is Giving Birth (Continuing the New Narrative)
There are so many accounts about this strange era in history, and many of them portray what’s
happening as the Earth giving birth. Most of these accounts are based on indigenous prophecies and they explain why we are
having so many earth changes: weather, volcanic activity, major earthquakes: the earth is rocking and rolling.
One account even says that the earth will give birth to a phoenix. I am not sure if that is literal (it may very well be),
or figurative (a definite need for getting us out of this mess), or both (better yet). Interestingly, I have a graphic artist
working on a spectacular design for me of a phoenix. She will probably finish the design this summer, and then I will post
it on all of my web sites and publications. It will be very, very unique!
getting ready to happen, of course, as I have spoken of before, I have had my own representations of what’s to occur
through the amazing cloud photographs I took just last May when I went out on a “nature walk” to take photos of flowers. Weird thing is, I FEEL
like I am expecting a baby myself any moment (of course, in my dream life, I am expecting, lol, a girl this time
– true “story” and her name will be Gloria Grace, or Baby Grace for short – I actually wrote about
a dream I had in which she was already born, a dream of the FUTURE future – I know, that’s too complicated for
most people). Anyway, with these dimensional shifts (are we in the fifth dimension yet?) I am VERY uncomfortable, as are many
people, and I will be glad when this historical period moves forward into something NEW (and you have seen and will be seeing
this word NEW very frequently because it will truly all BE new). I have heard that many people are experiencing similar painful
conditions and, of course, it is due to the influx of high vibrational energies. This video explains, scientifically, the
energy side of things: 2012 The Great Fog Of Deception
According to the Mayan Calendar, we WILL be moving forward to something new and this is going
to happenVERY SOON – this coming July 17 and 18, to be exact, just 10 short days away. That will be the BEGINNING of
the new. Most people think that 2012 is “the year.” Well, that’s wrong; it was a miscalculation off the
Mayan calendar. And anyway, the real date is MARCH 9, 2011. PUT THAT ON YOUR CALENDAR. It marks the BEGINNING. We have a LOT
of work before we reach the “unity” Einstein was seeking – what some people refer to as “Unity Consciousness.”
The way I read all of this is we are likely to see some very big events on the July 17 and 18, but it is actually just the
beginning of our hard work (It is time to roll up your sleeves!) that must continue on for who knows how
many years after March 9, 2011. Of course, in the Bible, and in some prophecies as well, the “giant leap for mankind”
could happen in just a blink of the eye, so it is better to be prepared than to be caught off guard. July 17 and 18 are described
as “waves” that we must get on and ride. And how do we do that? We discover our divine purpose and set our intentions
to accomplishing what we came to earth to do. We set our intentions on LOVE.
seems that Gloria Grace is some kind of representation of the Glorious Grace that will be freely available to us all and is
a key point for July, 2010. If we accept this gift with the idea of moving forward based on our intentions that emanate out
of love, we will have nothing to fear midst the impending chaos around us as we reconstruct our world and co-create the reality
of our dreams.
Master Teacher says this will be time of great celebration and glorious dancing. His clue, “glorious grace” (which
is why I am on this topic) brought up the following video of colorful flag dancing. Celebrate! Remember, this is still the
month of LOVE CELEBRATIONS – and yes, Jesus does still live, along with many comrades. But, before that, I chose the video below (I blamed it
on my Master Teacher), but in reality I decided what better time to provide a little information about child birth? There
are many videos on YouTube, but I preferred the animated one and this is what came to the top when I searched on “birthing.”
Here’s an interesting artists rendition of both a woman and the Earth in the birthing process. Perhaps
all of us women on earth are sharing the pregnancy symptoms and birth pains of our Mother Earth. Or maybe it is just those
of us who are severe empaths. (I swear I can feel anyone’s pain and evidently, I am fully immersed in Mother Earth's
pain.) Mother Earth: Rebirth of Human Kind
Once the birthing process is over, we can
dance and celebrate! This is the video that came up when I searched on my Master Teacher’s clue, “glorious
grace.” Remember – we ALL have this glorious grace! It is a free, unconditionally given gift out of love. CTJF Glorious Grace Presentation
Sometimes my teacher gets these “wild hairs.” He has given me some additional clues the past few
days and the following videos came up. It seems to be a continuation of the troubles that Warren Zevon expressed in his song
about being a Martyr (see yesterday’s blog). Anyway, for what they are worth, here are the clues and the songs that
came up. (I will try to interpret them another time.) He just likes to keep a sense of humor going, I think – the last
video is really funny.
Straight from the Heart – A Tribute to Warren Zevon
A couple of blogs or so ago, I mentioned that I keep getting these nudges to notice particular musicians who have passed
over due to tragic circumstances. There was Sam Cooke, of course, who I even had a dream about and, being an empath, I ended
up experiencing some of the horrific pain he went through. There are a number of other musicians and I will need to review
my blogs because this seems to be some sort of trend or pattern.
Now there is Warren William Zevon. I first discovered his music through a song that Joe
had left in his book (a MUSIC Easter egg, again). The song conveyed that Joe had suffered emotional pain, as I have written
about previously, and I experienced his pain to unimaginable heights (or perhaps lows, might be a more accurate depiction).
Today, because I keep being drawn to him for unknown reasons, my tribute is to Warren Zevon for leaving us such beautiful
music that has clearly come straight from his heart.
Last night, I had a dream about Warren. It was a revelation about a relationship he had in which the person
somehow behaved more as a prostitute than someone who loved him. It was all about what this person could get out of the relationship,
the material gains for feigning love. It had hurt Warren very deeply because he loved this person, and it prompted the very
song that Joe had left in his book as a special message for those of us who took advantage of his unconditional love and assistance.
That song was “Accidentally Like a Martyr.” And so, when I hear the song, I now feel Warren’s pain, knowing what he went through (according
to my dream), Joe’s pain (according to my interpretation), and my own pain for the similar situations I have experienced
in which I gave my love to someone only to have it “squandered.” I am sure many of us have experienced both sides
of that fence at some point in our lives.
Warren (January 24, 1947 – September 7, 2003) died from cancer that was caused by earlier exposures to asbestos, apparently. He
did not like to go to doctors and according to the wikipedia article he refused treatment. He was afraid treatment would make
it impossible to continue with his passion, and so he chose to continue with his music right up to the end of his life, maintaining
his amazing sense of humor and positive outlook. His music is straight from his heart – straight from his soul -- and
so today I just want to put this tribute out here especially for Warren as a signification of the love I feel for him and
for the beautiful and amazing gifts of music he has left for us all.
Peaceful Slumber, Dream Learning, and Co-Creating Joe’s Dream
Last night, after
my Master Teacher gave me the following PLAYLIST (below) via his goodnight clue “peaceful
slumber,” I dreamed about dancing under the purple moon. On some planets there ARE purple moons. In my dream,
after the sun went down, we had 30 minutes to dance under the purple moon, before the Northern sun began to peek above the
horizon (there are two suns on this planet, and depending on the planet alignments, there are times when almost as soon as
one sun sets, the other one rises). We also have three moons. Nothing matches the ambience of that 30 minutes under the purple
moon on a rainbow glistening beach of fine crystalline sand and the sparkling deep blue ocean reflecting the beautiful shades
of violet from the moon while maintaining a cohesive surface that rarely breaks until the gentle waves wash onto
the shore. (The water on this planet has a different molecular structure, causing it to have greater surface tension and a
sweeter, fresher taste than earth water.) The scene on this beach is beautiful beyond belief. And to get there, we strolled
through our gardens as dusk was coming upon this dream world, the air full of a sweetness of blended aromas of vibrantly blooming,
magically interactive and musical flowers that were a feast to the eyes and ears. We danced on the beach to the sound of harps
playing in the distance and it was so memorable; a dream I could not forget. The following is the playlist my teacher gave
me that led me into such a peaceful and unforgettable dreamland (there are just three songs, with the last one being
one of my very favorite Celtic tunes, "King of the Fairies"):
guess I also worked on my dissertation (prior to strolling down to the beach) during my sleep. I do remember talking and laughing
with members of my “critical knowledge network,” but I remember few of the details except that I was with some
of my most loved ones. I remember that we discussed some of the future research for my dissertation, what will be covered
for Chapter 4, but I am only working on Chapters 1-3, so this morning my teacher told me not to worry about not remembering
what had been discussed in the dream. There is more work to do and when the time is right, I will remember it.
If you have not tried working on your writing,
researching, and learning in you dreams, I recommend trying it. All you need to do is go to sleep with whatever is on your
mind along with some questions. Ask for help, whether you ask God, an Ascended Master Teacher, one of the Archangels or Prophets,
your “higher self,” your Spirit Guide, your loved ones on the other side or in heaven, or whomever you most believe
is real and can help you. We are all different. I like the best of all worlds: I call on any and all of them, just depending
on the nature of my question or problem, although I have a few especially close loved ones I interact with most frequently.
There are many more, but due to time constraints, I have a difficult time setting aside enough time to communicate
with all of them. Anyway, you will probably get help in your dreams and even if you don’t remember who helped you or
the nature of the help you received, you will likely find that you will be led to the answers you seek within the next day
I remember one
dream that was so funny. I was working on my issues about money in this dream. We ALL have issues about money if we have lived
on earth for very long, and it is very important to learn to rise above seeing money as the be all end all. In my real life,
I was always worrying about money (and I still do a little, if money starts looking like it’s going to run out or I
don’t have money for something I think I need). What we need to understand is that as long as we continue to believe
we need money or as long as we do things specifically for money and not for some greater purpose, then we are going to have
serious problems. Well, I was struggling (and this was back quite some time ago), so my Master Teacher set me up with lessons
from another Master Teacher who specializes in helping people deal with money issues. But for some reason, I had not realized
that he had arranged for these lessons and I did not like being under the tutelage of this specific Master Teacher; it just
seemed like a bad dream. He came across as somewhat arrogant, and I did not like it. We were sitting at a table and he was
teaching me, almost in a lecturing sort of format, about Universal Laws, energy, and how money relates. All I was thinking
was that this was “just a dream” and I was feeling sorry for myself about how poor I had been all of my life,
so I was having a really difficult time relating to his abstract concepts. Getting frustrated, I blurted out to him, “Do
you know what the FUCK it’s like to live without money?” VOILA!! I was kicked out of that classroom (which was
like a lounge, rather than your typical classroom) and plopped rudely back on my bed, awakening with a jolt and wondering
what had happened. When I realized that I had been kicked out of class because they do not allow that kind of language or
disrespect toward your teachers at the educational retreats, and I discussed it the next day with my Master Teacher, I ended
up apologizing to both my Master Teacher, since he had gone out of his way to arrange for the lessons, and also to this other
Master Teacher who was only trying to help me. I thanked them for wishing to assist me with my money issues. Of course, now
we all think it’s hilarious and joke about it because I was just confused as to whether it was “just a dream”
or real lessons that were meant to help me.
This morning, it is back to work on the dissertation, which is moving
along very rapidly, just like my Master Teacher told me it would. It’s really not going to take all that long to write
the first three chapters, which makes me happy because then I can do the fun stuff. My Master Teacher gave me a clue for another
song to get my day started. The clue is “desolate,” so I will see what that brings to the top
of the YouTube search.
This is definitely a morning “wake-up” song. It makes me
sad. I can totally relate to this song, as I am sure there are so many of us who can. I do not belong on this Earth, but here
I am writing my dissertion about Joe’s bricolage because I want to learn how to use this very complex research methodology
and I hope that this might help other people learn how to use it, too. More importantly, I loved Joe so much and I totally
believe in what he was trying to do with his work. He was trying to make the earth be a place where we can all feel that we
belong and never have to sing a song like this one. I believe in his dream. I believe in him. And yes, Joe and his dreams are
beautiful -- just as portrayed with the very first song posted to these blogs.
know how hard he worked. I don’t think there is another person on the planet who loved everyone and did so much for
everyone as Joe did, helping so many new and hopeful scholars get their first books published – and yet he also had
time to write so many great books himself, as well as give talks and presentations, write numerous articles, and still be
there for anyone who had a need, even if it was just for emotional support. He was so great at knowing the exact right words
to set a person at ease instantly. I have written in these blogs how I felt that he could even read my mind as I would
get an email from him instantly answering something that was pressing on my mind, or reassuring me that he was fine (because
he knew I was always worried about him).
The very first email
Joe ever sent me came with a song. When I opened it up, I instantly and magically heard “It’s a Beautiful Morning”
by the Rascals. It was funny because I did not know about his love for music at that time at all (and it was much later, even,
when I learned he was in a rock band). It seemed so magical to open this email and have the song come pouring out that I looked
the song up on YouTube and emailed it back to him. He emailed me back saying “It’s a beautiful morning”
and that he loved Felix and Eddie and the other Rascals. I think the magic between me and Joe has always been there from the
Below is the video
for the song, "It's a Beautiful Morning" that came up today to the top of the list. It’s different
than the one I had originally sent him, but I really like this one because it has so many signs and signifiers – including
the Golden Arches of McDonalds!!! – and the messages are so relevant to my being in the process of reading
Joe’s book, The Sign of the Burger: McDonalds and the Culture of Power which even has the Golden Arch
right on the front cover of the book. I love this book because Joe talks about himself, revealing how empathic he was.
He also used the bricolage when researching and writing this book and by reading it I am learning a lot about how
deeply hidden power can be (and how it can ultimately manifest as some of the scenes in the video, below) -- as
well as how I might apply the bricolage in my own work. This book makes me realize how hegemonic it is to celebrate a holiday
like the Fourth of July. It has us celebrating our own demise. I am glad we have changed it up to be included among our LOVE
CELEBRATIONS which now run from June 28-July 31 each year. The
goal is to make every day a love celebration. The Rascals-It's a Beautiful Morning
June 28-July 31 LOVE CELEBRATIONS and HAPPY TUNES (Continuing the NEW Narrative)
What is there really to celebrate today?
We, the people have never had Independence from those who are in power who are really running this corporate business, the
USA that operates from the foundation of UNRESTRAINED FREE MARKET CAPITALISTIC lack of values. They have convinced us this
is a country founded on freedom and independence. It is the Grandest Narrative of all Narratives and one of the biggest LIES.
The curtains of obfuscation and deception get thinner every day. And we are changing up this sad state affairs
so that we can celebrate in new ways.
The great Universal Councils wish to blur this historical celebration
with our previously determined and currently expanded LOVE CELEBRATIONS (however, we will never forget our history
via the new Universal Remembrance Day of Martyrdom, established on June 26 of this year, which we are also announcing
Last Year's Celebrate Love Day in Queen City
Ultimately, we should be celebrating LOVE every day, but it is understood that many earthlings –
many, many earthlings -- are not quite ready for that. Last year, we established July 10 as Celebrate Love Day.
Some of you listened. In Falls City, OR, which is more commonly known as QUEEN CITY (or THE QUEEN) and is situated in the
sacred KINGS VALLEY, the people listened and honored CELEBRATE LOVE DAY last year, even providing a “Bad to the Bone
BBQ” which we were all welcomed to attend. You can read more about their last year’s celebration and get
ideas for how to celebrate as we continue through the remaining days for celebrating love (again, established as June
28-July 31 each year):
intiated the Universal LOVE Celebration of June 28 – the first anniversary of a very sacred marriage (a historical event that will be elaborated
on in the future) of a couple who are willing to share their special day of celebration with the entire Universe (they will
be highly blessed for this – that is the message that came down to me and if you have been reading my blogs that couple
would be me and my Master Teacher). As was discussed June 28-31 in these blogs, the wish had been to make it a four day celebration,
but that was interrupted by some important matters that had to be resolved, requiring our celebration to be interrupted so
that he could attend meetings.
Due to these factors as stated above, the High Councils have just now handed down to me that we will now EXTEND the LOVE CELEBRATIONS
each year from JUNE 28 (our official anniversary of a trifecta sanctioning) all the way through JULY 31, thus, obliterating
and replacing the USA Holiday celebrating the FAUX INDEPENDENCE DAY. Fireworks are allowed on each and every day of this celebration.
So please don’t worry if you think you are setting off your fireworks “too early” or “too late.”
IT’S ALL GOOD when it is in celebration of LOVE. And don’t forget the BLUE FIREWORKS!! Check out my last year’s
blog for the explanation: Blue Fireworks On My Mind July 4, 2009
My Master Teacher
gave me many songs yesterday and a couple more today. I am going to save all but one for another time because he told me that
today’s blog can be all “Happy Tunes.” So there is the clue to look up on YouTube and I
really like what came to the top – a perfect song for another day of LOVE CELEBRATIONS. This song will raise your vibrations
and help make you happy. It’s great! Celebrate Today In Love!
A Melodic Message about Reality, Hope, and the Power of Love
Sometimes the videos my Master Teacher gives me say it all and really
need very little interpretation. Last night the clue he gave me to look up on You Tube was, “really special”
(for which I was to take the first THREE videos to the top). They are as follows:
As can be seen by the first two videos, we are on the topic of whose reality are we going
to buy into and let’s clarify what we really mean by “special interests.” And who are the robots and droids,
really? This reminds me so much of Joe’s book, which I happen to be reading right now, The Sign of the Burger,
because he talks about how McDonalds has reconstructed history for us, recreated a false reality for us, and how people buy
into McDonald’s deceptive “special interests” disguised as public interests, that is, in educational terms,
the ideologies that McDonald’s throws at us that have us believing we are so much better off in so
many ways because McDonalds is here. For example, he talked about the single mother who was grateful for the Happy Meal which
was so affordable and something her children would eat (and I actually personally relate to that story). And then there's
the idea that McDonalds provides jobs that keep kids off the streetes (and McDonalds has played on these things
in a big way in their advertisements that appeal to such things as family unity – eating together at McDonalds, of course,
and the commercial about the guy who escapes being a gang member by gettting a job at McDonalds). Thus, many of us are distracted
from and tend to overlook McDonald’s political and economic goings on in the form of unrestrained free market
values – the other “special interests” that harm us and the environment (this is hegemony at work).
It can be very, very confusing to sort out, but with the last song, my teacher is telling me, as he so often does, he is right
by my side. This is, in my interpretation, is a song of true soul mate love. We all have our soul mate right by our side whether
we know it or not.
This morning, I was discussing with my teacher the concerns I have about my son
not being able to find work right now. He has decided to postpone college for the time being, and given the extremely watered
down and standardized college curriculum for the poor that really teaches nothing practical, I understand his choice. High
school was very painful for him. He did not want to do home schooling because he wanted to be with his friends. On the other
hand, the type of learning they forced upon him was painful for him, given he is extremely intelligent and creative. There
are not many opportunities (other than slave labor) for someone who is intelligent and creative -- and who grew up poor. My
teacher told me not to worry about him and that if he ever should make a poor choice, he will be quickly guided back to the
“right” path. Here is the video that popped up to the top for “right.”
Honestly, if you read and listen to the lyrics to this song, it doesn’t sound hopeful -- and it always
boils down to, as Joe used to put it, "It's who you know." But also, with this video it is important to look at
the signs (signifcations, as Joe talks about in The Sign of the Burger). The song pretty much states the way things
are at this particular moment in history, but there are other signs in the video that can provide us hope and this is what
we need to be on the lookout for. For example, the little boy announcing One Republic and then holding his hat out,
for me, represents my son. The band and the little boy are the poor people (but good enough for the elite to listen and dance
to). This reminds me of the era during which the elite would listen and dance to African American artists, but would
not allow them in the elite clubs. So, this song reminds me of the "blues aesthetic" Joe so often talked about
-- and the special people we love in our lives can help us, of course. We sing about how bad it is and yet we celebrate
that we are alive and hope is alive.
With the final song, once again my teacher reminded me of the importance
of love via the clue “By your side” which is, again, a very reassuring song. We can overcome
anything if we love and we are loved – which we all are, but we need to become conscious of that. I love this
next song which in my book classifies as another soulmate love song; my teacher is getting emphatic again here, perhaps signifying
that no matter how bad things might seem, the power of love will always prevail and rise above what is happening in the
world -- a world, which according to the first video for today, we do not need to accept as our reality. But rather,
through our love and our collective abilities to co-create, we can create the reality we prefer -- even make our dreams
Attention Bricoleur Wannabes: Please Use Proper Citations
How do you condense a critical analysis that could take volumes into a few pages? (That's
what my Master Teacher has asked me to figure out. ) Last night I began the long, daunting task of reading a really long
thesis that was completed (purportedly) using the bricolage. [For people who are new to these blogs, the bricolage is a research
methodology which I am using for my dissertation.] This person has the right idea: Let’s bring Art back to the
curriculum in a personally relevant context and also make it interdisciplinary. However, this person and I
have entirely different ideas about Joe’s conceptualization of the bricolage. I am still trying to figure out how
and why this person used it. It’s hard because the thesis was so full of those very words I have been trying to get
people to realize are totally meaningless or objectifying or dehumanizing or even offensive to some of us – and that
is words like “Other” and all words that relate to the concept of “the Other side” such as “liminal
spaces.” There is so much obfuscation or some sort of educational elite languange in this thesis that it is really hard
to understand. My God, why do people write like this? Coming from Hicksville the way I have and not being privy to this elite
education, it sounds like some kind of CODE language, I swear it does – either that or it is my disadvantaged “positioning”
that is handicapping me in understanding much of what this person is trying to say. Either that, or it is just devised to
sound good while taking up lots of pages.
I have to read through this thesis which is more than 200 pages to highlight
all of the misconceptions, obfuscations, and misrepresentations of Joe’s work. I was REALLY disappointed that this thesis
in which the individual does not cite authors propoerly made it through the guarded gates of education.
It is frustrating to me how this writer conflated Joe’s and Kathleen Berry’s work. The book he cited extensively from,
Rigor and Complexity in Education: Conceptualizing the Bricolage, was written by Joe Kincheloe and Kathy Berry; HOWEVER,
they wrote separate parts of the book; Joe wrote the first half and Kathy wrote the second half. It was clear that Joe wrote
the theory and Kathy wrote the chapters on concrete employment of the bricolage, which may not always totally jive 100% with
the theory if you were to get into a deep analysis.
This is expected because Joe had his philosophy and
Katheen had her philosophy and they do not match up, if you read deeply. And importantly, if this student who wrote this thesis
had read the beginning of the book, he would have read the following which Joe had written: “We worked hard to make sure that my Chapters 1-4
and her 5-7 conceptually resonated. We decided to keep our individual names on the chapters we wrote to enhance readability
and let our distinctive styles come through” (Kincheloe, 2004, p. x). Read this as STYLES = PHILOSOPHICAL UNDERPINNINGS.
They do not share the same philosophy and this is critical to interpreting and employing the critical bricolage, and thus,
a distinction as to their separate views is important here when one makes use of the bricolage. No one will employ
the bricolage the same way, but it does need to be clear how the theory (and whose theory it is) supports their methodology
and this cannot be clear if the bricoleur does not specify the theorists and their ideas properly. The author of this thesis
conflated quotations and citations from the book under both their names., thus, operating from the assumption that Joe and
Kathleen were one and the same. This is not right and it is an improper way to cite and only leads to confusion, obfuscation,
and improper attribution.
So there you have it. Joe and Kathleen wrote separate chapters by themselves, so they should be cited
for their individual work. When Joe talked about blurring the boundaries of the disciplines, I am sure he did not mean blurring
the boundaries of proper citation of his work vs. someone else’s work. While what Kathleen Berry has formulated in a
concrete manner for employing the bricolage may “resonate” with Joe’s work (as he conveyed) and it may be
an ingenious way to employ this complex methodology, it is also developed from the basis of a very different philosophical
and paradigmatic standing, which is something to keep in mind for anyone who is planning to use the bricolage. I will
provide more detailed information in my thesis; but for now, please, if you cite from this book, use proper citations so that
you can better justify (and someone else can better understand) the choices you make during this improvisational research
process. It will help all of us who are interested in moving Joe's brilliant theory toward application in many different venues.
course, I will cover this in more depth in my dissertation, but I decided (with my Master Teacher’s support and advice)
that it is critical to get this specific information out right away so that people who do cite Joe’s work –
and Kathleen’s work – cite it properly. I was quite surprised to notice that Kathleen Berry was the supervisor
of this thesis and the incorrect method of citation slipped through. Maybe Canada has different rules than what I have been
taught here. We have to go by APA. Oh well; I will make sure I cite properly in my dissertation.
Meetings with My Master Teacher My teacher is really on a roll with his crazy funny Hermes humor. At our meeting last night,
first we discussed the thesis I am trying plough through and he pointed out some additional issues I had not noticed. I will
definitely use his observations when I write up my analysis for my literature review.
When he said goodnight to me, he said., “I do have
a good night song for you ‘to look up.’
funny; I am going to have to "pray" for help to get through writing this analysis and well as some of the other
bricolage research dissertations I need to review, it seems. At least my Master Teacher is always there for me to lean
on and to ask questions.
This morning my teacher was even funnier. I laughed all through our meeting; I just couldn’t help it
after that video he gave me yesterday – the Saturday Night Live “Meeting” -- it was too hilarious (the crumbling
of the corporate world; their days of greed are numbered) and he keeps giving me these Hermes trickster gifts all day. So
this morning he told me to keep plugging along on reading through the thesis – that’s it is important to critique
it in my dissertation (probably because there are SO FEW bricolage examples out there). He framed this project as our need
to “pick up the pieces” and he asked me to write this blog to provide a little “flavor.”
I am not sure what he was referring to, but here we have two more songs that he has clued me in on, which might provide additional
insight: “pick up the pieces” and “flavor.” I
will look these up right now on YouTube, taking the first video to the top, and see what we have.
the title of this one, alone, cracked me up since the thesis was written by a white guy and probably all of the other people
(or most of them?) make up an “average white band.” I TOLD YOU!! My Master Teacher is on this crazy trickster
roll and just wants to joke around. Oh that's right! The thesis actually talks about the "trickster!!" I'll have
to look at that more closely. Seriously, though, I have been assigned to “pick up the pieces” and this song
is a message for me to do just that. However, this Average White Band is far from average – their
music is great! Now for the next clue:
don’t like scary movies!!! My teacher knows that; I don’t see why he gave me this one and I have no idea what
the message is. It looks like it’s about a guy who sees things before they happen and no one believes him – and
then they happen, so they look at him as a sort of freaky person. His car was dented in and there was blood on it so it looks
like he either hit a deer or a person, but there is all of this freaky stuff that really doesn’t even make sense. I
told my teacher I just don’t “get this one,” and he told me not to worry about it. I will come back to this
one later. One thing I will add is that it ticks me off how the media distorts things that are not scary at all and turns
them into something to be afraid of. They are just out to control people through fear; that's all it is. Well, I guess a lot
of people like that, because they go to these movies. So sad that they don't know the REAL truth.
Finally, the third clue he gave me this
morning after thanking me for agreeing to continue with analyzing this dull and obfuscated thesis was, “you
owe me.” I owe him? I think he’s saying I owe him because he has given me so many fantastic Hermes trickster
gifts. I think my favorite gift was the images in the clouds of Eros and Psyche and Hermes himself. It was so cool to find those images when I uploaded them from my computer. But I also love all of the music and
videos he gives me every single day. What a great way to learn!!! I probably do owe him for all of his hard work helping me
learn what’s really behind all of the “edujargon” and obfuscation. Maybe this clue will give me more information.
I’ll look it up right now.
I am beginning to think I need to censor this blog – but then, we are not supposed to censor when we do the bricolage.
That was one thing the author of the thesis I’m reviewing got right. We do not censor. In fact, he
stated something that I thought was a little bizarre – we do not even become “self-reflexive” since
that amounts to censoring ourselves. However, I think there is much more to self-relexivity than censorship. I will have to
read that section again; I must be missing something.
Oh well; just a few minutes ago – at 9:39 AM to be exact, my Master
Teacher told me that I have gained special recognition for a reason I won’t go into right now. Like he says, I have
a hard time accepting any sort of special recognition and I do not like even the semblance of a hierarchy of any kind. I will
cover this in more detail in another venue. But the exciting thing is, he said I was going to get a special surprise today….oh
no, I hope it’s a good one. Last time he said that, it was a stupid letter from a fortune 100 law firm threatening me.
Anyway, he also called me up again at 9:59 and asked me to post this one last song. I almost always do what he asks (which
is exactly why I am getting this special recognition), so here is the one last song for today (and I can only link to it). Trace Adkins - Hot Mama Well, this
video is a commentary for all of you hot lovers out there….many days are just meant for “dreaming" and imagination.
Watch to the end of the video; after this guy fantasized all day, his “one hot mama” was sound asleep as soon
her head hit the pillow….very funny. Some days are just like that. It's a sweet song, but that guy really needs to
"get on the ball" and help his wife out, instead of sitting around fantasizing all day (pardon the pun.)
it for today; gotta get back to reading the thesis and working on my diss --- PLUS watching for my “special surprise.”
I hope it’s a good one today!
UPDATE!!! MY SPECIAL SURPRISE! I received a check in the mail that totally
surprised me because it had NEVER happened before. The school mailed me a refund of my chilren's lunch money and I swear to
God, after having kids in school for THIRTY YEARS (I am serious here, I have four children ranging in ages from 17 to
35!), I have never received a refund check; the schools always kept any extra money -- at least during those
times we we did not receive free lunches due to my low income. So this really was a big surprise. The bad news was, the check
was only for $13.15. Not a lot. But my Master Teacher reminded me that if a check can be manifested miraculously
as this one was, then a check for ANY amount can be manifested -- and he told me to just look at it as seed money. So I will!
The numbers of the check add up to 10! I wonder if that means I have passed that dreaded Ninth Gate. (I'm into this numerology stuff sometimes, just for the fun of it). I might actually like to see this movie --
it stars my man, Johnny Depp!!
Kincheloe, J. L. (2004). Preface. In J. Kincheloe & K. Berry (2004)
Rigour and Complexity in Educational Research: Conceptualizing the Bricolage, (pp. ix-xii). McGraw-Hill: Open University
This song was brought to my attention first
thing this morning. It really speaks to the heart of what Joe's work, this web site, and my mission is all about. I like
the way the world changes to a yin yang symbol in the title, "Heal the World" (a few lines into the song) because
it represents exactly what my past few blogs have been about. We can greatly magnify the power of love for making
the world a better place by joining in close soul mate relationships in which we can balance the divine feminine and
I think this must be why I was led to finding the yin-yang silver disk in my very first "Yard Search Treasure Hunt," which
was actually an initiation I first wrote about last May 12, 2009. It is significant that I found it in my very
own back yard, too. This may be a message that we do not have to travel to find our soul mates -- we are always together,
connected in ways we cannot see.
I just got out of my morning meeting with my Master Teacher (we did not have a
formal meeting last night because we worked on my dissertation until quite late and then went to bed). He had some great news
this morning, though. First, he told me not to worry about not “meeting” last night.
So, right off the bat, we have a song or video, so I will have to search that on YouTube right now. Here’s
what came up. It appears to be a commentary about all of the Universal and Inter-Galactic High Council meetings he
has had to attend the few past days (with very diverse entities and some very wild perspectives - he has told
me about these before). Thus, our celebration of our first anniversary has been interrupted. He had said he wanted a
four day celebration and unfortunately, some emergencies came up and he had to go off to meetings. This is too funny. Check
it out. At least he keeps a great sense of humor midst it all. (You would have to watch the video closely to see
what I'm talking about; I will analyze it another time - sometime in the future.) “meeting” Saturday Night Live - Meeting
back to business here. At least his meetings were actually very productive, including his meeting with the High Pleiadian
Council. There are no more secrets. All of us who are working as Michael Jackson’s song encourages
us to do, creatively and imaginatively, are totally free to release all information we have at this time. Talk about
freedom! This is such a relief! My teacher said that anything that is to remain classified at this time is simply not released
to be available to those of us who pick up on this universally accessible knowledge. What a change, and it has been a rapid
change. It means that I am now free to decipher all of the encoded messages in Joe’s books as I deem is appropriate
and is the right time to do so. When he wrote his books, the information was classified, so he had to encode everything important.
The translations are only decoded, understood, and released by certain individuals at this time (primarily me), although as
more people remember their missions, I believe more people will be involved in decoding them.
and as I just learned from my teacher this morning, divine providence has me writing an entitled book titled, “The Code
Blue Mission and True Blue Soul Mates: An Interdimensional Journey to Save Earth during the Great Shift.” My Uncle Albert
(Einstein) and cousin Ralph (Waldo Emerson) helped with the title. I have already been writing it this morning and I wondered
what it was for – was it for my blogs or was it for a book? So, I asked my teacher about it, which is when he gave me
the title and told me it was not for the blogs, but it was a book. According to him, there will be a “trifecta”
(as opposed to a trilogy) when this book is published. Here, again, we have a clue to look up on YouTube, so I’ll see
that this “trifecta” thing is all about.
This is the description of the video that came up:
an awesome mocumentry of three amazing guys
that have a sports team named the trifecta it is hilarious, jawdropping, and outrageous the trifecta
Well, I guess we don’t all have to be the same or even perfect at what we choose to do out of our passion.
So, the message here is, go ahead and laugh at people and make fun of them if you wish and as so many earthlings seem to enjoy
doing to people who choose to be themselves rather than act as a droid programmed by other people’s expectations. There
are some great messages in this video and great music. The Eye of the Tiger, which is our theme song – and
“ready or not, here we come!” I loved this, especially after my teacher’s message this morning that nothing
is classified anymore. We are totally free to be and to do the things that our hearts lead us to. We do not
all have to be sports super stars! I suspect the reference to "trifecta" means that there will be three very unique
perspectives, versus a trilogy that simply continues on with the same old story (given that the three guys in the video had
three different sports) - or perhaps there will be a trilogy as well, who knows.
That was it for the meeting. For my blog this
morning, he just wanted me to relay what went on in our meeting. And he told me to have a wonderful day and to “chase
all those blues away,” which is no doubt another song. He said we are free now and that I can release any remnants
of fear. And this YouTube search turned up another love song. I also feel there is more about this, somehow. Tim Buckley passed
away at a young age. I am wondering why I keep getting music from people who have passed over and have had rather tragic deaths
which get brought to my attention. There have been quite a number of them; I have written about them in my previous blogs...there
is a purpose here, but I have yet to determine what that purpose is. I am going to have to go through all of my previous
blogs and see if there is some kind of connection between them. Anyway, here is the sweet love song that was brought
up with my teacher's clue, "chase all those blues away."
The above are links to my blogs. I did not know at
the time of writing them, especially when I first began, that I was recording my Spiritual Journey of Ascension with Joe,
who is my Twin Flame (which I also did not know when I began this journey, but I have provided undeniable evidence in my dissertation and much more evidence since writing it). All I knew when I began this journey after Joe’s death (by which I had
been extremely traumatized) was that I was compelled to write the blogs, every day at first, and I seemed to have been getting
instructions from Joe and from “Above.” I did not understand how the Celestial Spirits were guiding us along our
journey nor the Power they have due to their Love connection to God (as Joe tells us over and over again in his work, there
is nothing more powerful than love). My connection to Joe connected me powerfully to his love and to God’s Love, through
the Holy Spirit. My experiences as recorded in the blogs proves what Joe has taught us about the power of love—over
and over again (I’m a slow learner, for which I feel sad. I was totally asleep when I met Joe and did not even believe
in soulmates. I hope you will not be as slow a learner as I have been). Nevertheless, what an amazing, beautiful journey it
has been! It’s full of adventure, mystery, learning about the world, learning about our past, present and future, and
engaging in super fun and sometime hilarious treasure hunts.
If you want to follow the path and connect to God’s
amazing Love, begin reading at the first link 2009.05.03 and move forward. You will learn a lot!!
I did. And there are millions of Celestial Spirits just waiting to serve as your personal teachers and guides. They want to
take you treasure hunting (they do know where the treasures are) and guide you along your own personal path just like they
did for me. I will not be writing any more blogs here because now I will be teaching Joe’s material “up above”
and continuing along yet another amazing path. You can follow along the next leg of our journey by clicking on the links to
the various courses, treasure hunt quests, etc. We are creating multiple paths now in multiple directions. Are you ready?
There is something for everyone! All you need to do is engage sincerely with seeking knowledge and spreading love
in the world, and then God’s magic will appear in your life too…no more suffering…only love, bliss, joy,
passionate engagement with learning—for everyone, infinitely and eternally. God is Good!! Check it out! 20160227-1330 Rewards Of Developing My Will To Love
“As a child I wanted so
desperately for magic to be real. I would work for hours collecting what I hoped were just the right combination of ingredients
to make some type of magic potion that would provide me with special powers….I found such magic in words viewed in
a postformal matrix and I observe and practice that magic everyday.” (Kincheloe, 2006, Reading, Writing, Thinking,
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