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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.
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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)
 

 

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"I 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)

To

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Thu, 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

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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.

 

Engaging 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 dimension" research.

 

Using Kincheloe's 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.

 

After 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 status."

 

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.

 

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CLARIFICATION OF JOE KINCHELOE'S WORK 

This 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 COMPLEX THEORIES

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 next point. 

 

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. 

 

REFERENCES

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 University Press.

 

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 University Press.

 

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 University Press.

 

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.

 

Kincheloe, J. L. (2005a). On to the next level: Continuing the conceptualization of the bricolage. Qualitative Inquiry, 11(3), 323–350..

 

Kincheloe, J. L. (2005b). Critical constructivism. New York: Peter Lang. 

 

Kincheloe, J. L. (2008). Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy: And Introduction. Amsterdam: Springer.

 

 

Copyright May 11, 2013 by Vanessa Paradis

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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

 

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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Strange Power Blocs: Can Churches Meet Our Needs or will there be a Mass Exodus? (Still on Page 97)


I can’t help but think if we all could become more aware of the pain and suffering caused to people around the globe through our “colonization processes” (including “education”) and gained a better understanding of exactly how the status quo is maintained then we would know better how to curtail those actions that keep the wheel turning in the wrong direction. And here, I am also referring to what Joe has called “internal colonialism” whereby we are totally controlled and constrained in support of profits “of the richest individuals in the U.S., Canada, Great Britain, Germany, etc. It is a continuation of the West’s historic search for cheap labor no matter what the human costs. . .” (p. 100).

We are in a new era and the pain that is coming to the surface is unbearable for many of us, especially for people who are empathic and have been chosen to feel the pain of others from the past, present, and future (someone else has to feel it). We can see the “new way” and we want to creatively express this new way, but our consciousnesses are being painfully squeezed down even tighter as we are told ever more stringently how we have to think, how we have to write, what we can and must not say, what we have to learn, how we have to prove we know what they tell us we must know, what we have to do, and how we have to do it.

It’s like having your head in a vise and your body in a strait jacket and there is absolutely no room for creativity. If you rebel against the constraints or if you let your creative self slip out, then by god there is always someone around willing to make you pay for it and they crank that vise down and fasten those binds even tighter. There is always someone around to remind us we are nobody and we have no voice in this action. Add to this pain all of the pain that is now bubbling to the top in order to bring the earth back in balance after so many centuries of senseless violence and destruction and it takes the agony over the top. We are most definitely not free “to be.”

Now the churches have allied as part of power blocs that do not have our best interest in mind and they serve the role of squeezing our minds down even tighter in that vise. “Crying in the Chapel” the song that came up on the search for “allies” from page 97 is definitely not much of a possibility for today nor does it provide emotional or spiritual help. The song, as beautiful as it is, seems obsolete. It is not today’s truth. The conduct of churches, which are supposed to be refuges of love, is instead forcing many of us to find other avenues for our support and comfort and those are far and few between. Fewer people are finding that churches meet their needs and as long as churches continue to be a part of the problem instead of working on real solutions, there will most likely be a greater exodus from the churches – all churches – once people come to their senses. Better to leave the church than to collectively create the apocalypse Joe discusses on page 100. I hope people make the right choice.

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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Phenomenology, More about Quotation Marks, and Seeking Truth

As I said a few days ago, I have this uncanny ability to automatically open a book to the exact place I need. It happened again. I had bought a book to learn about phenomenology since I was not blessed with classes in either my master's or my doctoral program that really taught research the way we need to do research and I am trying to prepare for writing a dissertation, which is looking more hopeless all of the time.

Also, I have been trying to determine the significance of the quotation marks Joe uses in his book, Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy: An Introduction -- as well as analyzing the words on page 97 of his book he has "bracketed" with quotation marks. I had looked up the words "allies" and "rules of the game" on YouTube because Joe had placed quotation marks around them -- which brought up relevant music "Crying in the Chapel" and the movie, "Rules of the Game" (which I sent for from Netflix and will watch soon). It was so interesting that these both really expand on what Joe discussed in this section of his book.

Anyway, I had bought this book by Robert Sokolowski, Introduction to Phenomenology, and yesterday, I just opened it up instantly to where he discusses the use of quotation marks in philosophy and phenomenology. This is relevant since I have been trying to interpret Joe’s quotation marks and I knew intuitively that there was much more to them and so I was happy that I just happened to open up to page 192-193 where the author explains that when we write, for example, when we interpret that something is just someone’s opinion and it may need to be verified, we put quotation marks around it. So for example, I met a guy and he was “rich.” Well, that’s what he told me, but I have not confirmed that, so it is “propositional.” Sokolowski, goes on to say, “Something analogous to this kind of citation also happens in phenomenological reflection; there is a kind of citation in phenomenology that resembles the quotations done in the natural attitude, but it must be distinguished from them” (p. 192). Thus, the quotation marks become far more significant than those we use propositionally.

As Sokolowski concluded in this chapter, “critical, propositional reasoning is a condition of possibility for philosophical reasoning” (p. 197). If this is true, which I believe it is, looking closely at things Joe has "bracketed" with quotation marks leads us on a pathway to philosophical thinking and searching for truth. As Sokolowski contends we must pass through three distinct levels to get to get to philosophical reasoning and truth: 1)perception and intention; 2) articulation; and 3) reflecting propositionally and critically. Only after passing through those stages can we engage in philosophical thinking, according to Sokolowski. Thus, looking very closely at these items in Joe’s work is a tool for getting us there, even if we simply use google or YouTube to expand our understanding and analysis.

There is so much to learn and I am still asking myself, why did they not teach me phenomenology and philosophical thinking in MY education? I do not believe that these important subjects and abilities are left out of elite education. But if we are at the bottom, we are not supposed to be able to think.

I thank Joe for writing his book and I do hope more people will read it and follow through to learn more. His work truly opens many, many doors. There are doors for everyone.

The Flower of Sweet Strabane

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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

What is the Big Whopper? Continuing the Interpretation of Page 97


When the interpretation of page 97 of Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy: An Introduction first got started
a few days ago for this “Race to the Top” game my teacher, being creative as he is and always wanting to make things fun and funny, said that there was a “big whopper” on page 97. I did not see anything that monumental on the page when I first read it. I knew I had to look deeper.

So far, the interpretation has been interesting (you may want to scroll down to review it). The song “Crying in the Chapel” that popped up when I plugged “allies” into YouTube fit so perfectly. I suspect there are going to be many more people crying in the chapel before we finish this “unification process” that my teacher discussed a couple of days ago, although I don’t know how helpful most religions are these days, stuck as so many of them are in the belief there is only one true religion (theirs). Of course, then there was the movie that came up when I plugged in “Rules of the Game.” It fit so perfectly with what Joe is discussing in this section of his book. Both of the words, “allies” and “rules of the game” are powerful “modes of being” which I had discovered from reading Consequences of Hermeneutics: Fifty Years After Gadamer’s Truth and Method, was a technique Gadamer used: He put quotation marks around words or phrases if they were a “mode of being.”

Next, yesterday, I showed how Joe had done a “table flip” on the “powers that be.” While he was expressing in the first paragraph how those in power define what constitutes intelligence and civilized culture and those definitions are used by power to maintain their power, what was hidden in the dialogue (when I inserted my feminine perspective) was that he was also saying, in a sense, if they can do it, we can do it. Under the surface of the words was a clue, in my view, that he had done the very same thing with his work – redefined intelligence and "civilized culture," -- and I don't know about you, but I would jump at the chance to live in Joe's civilized culture. Another way to view this is that he has completely nullified the current “rules of the game” that the “powers that be” run by – and if you analyze and apply his work, it will maintain power all right – power for the people.

Joe’s works, taken together, define a new view of cognition – one that is not restricted and one that recognizes there are no limits such as the type, for example, Piaget’s conceptualization of stages of cognitive development imposes upon us. Piaget’s theory by which we abruptly stop progressing in our cognitive abilities at age 12 and which has had uncritical application and done incalculable damage.

The first paragraph on page 97 ends with, “Can you feel the power?” We can look at that question two ways. Throwing in my extremely feminine position, what clicks in my mind instantly is how Joe has reiterated throughout his work “the power of love.” So, what we are doing here is replacing selfish, egotistical power with selfless, unconditional love. All of the rules have now changed and this changes the power dynamics, putting power back into the hands of the people. “Can you feel the power?” Joe wants US to feel the power!

This is of course very monumental and in my book it qualifies as the “big whopper” my teacher said was hidden on that page. Yet, there is so much more. Can you find it? (I have not found anything else, but I am getting indications that there is even more on this page). I will see what tomorrow brings; for now, here’s some great music that came up when I plugged “big whopper” into YouTube:
Benevento Russo Duo - "Big Whopper"

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Monday, September 27, 2010

We Are Still on POWER and Page 97 of Joe’s Book: Can You Feel the LOVE?


And so . . . which do you think is worse: to reinvent what being truly radical is all about and be called “crazy” or to perfectly cross every single “t” and dot every single “i” and then learn you are “invisible” and/or “inaudible”? In other words, you have great ideas and you have presented them impeccably, but they don’t count.

It's j
ust a question. I do not have the answer and probably never will. I do know the latter can be extremely painful. I have experienced it far too many times. One of the worst scenarios is where the “powers that be” have in place all of these ways for us from down below to voice our objections – such as to policies and procedures or to appeal certain decisions and bring in evidence of why certain changes or certain things need to occur and a person from the lower echelons can go through inordinate amounts of time and effort, attend meetings and make their presentations and such while these people in power listen to you and PRETEND to take you seriously and then they go on about their business doing the same-old, same-old. They had all just been going through the motions. After all, they have to do something to justify their enormous paychecks, so why not make it fun at the same time. It is just like in this video I had posted earlier this month. They love to make you think you have “won” your case, tell you that you have, and then their actions tell an entirely different story, penalizing you for your efforts. Or if you presented them with a good idea, they make fun of you and then turn around and steal your idea, taking all of the rewards for it. There is something about making people at the bottom THINK their voice counts and BELIEVE they can make a difference and then slamming the doors of reality in their faces: They ain’t shit. They’re nobody. They’re the “Big ‘A’ Word” – ALIENATED. The POWER still resides at the top.

We are midst change. Do you see it? Do you feel it? Do you bump into it?

Here’s an example of a “table flip” for you where POWER now resides at the bottom. Pay attention to the attorney’s name in the video below, lol. I swear we all must be playing this crazy virtual reality game and it can be so absurdly funny at times. I think it’s important to keep a sense of humor through it all, although this is not at all to minimize the suffering people experience. That is very real, sadly, and too often overlooked by those who are supposed to be helping. (By the way, I want to thank Rich Gibson for sending me this video.)
Labor Beat: Chicago Press Conference Protests FBI Raids



And so you have to wonder, can something as simple as a name make a difference – as in this attorney, whose name is POWER? If so, I am sitting pretty – my first name VANESSA means butterfly-transformation-Psyche (SOUL/LOVE) – and don’t forget my middle name JAE is the feminine version of JOE and last but not least my last name, PARADIS is a French word that means HEAVEN (not paradise, by the way; there is a difference).

Is that funny or what? I hope it means I have the power to live up to my name and make some changes in the world, like the attorney above will undoubtedly do for those of us who protest war and the suffering of the people affected by it -- and advocate love.

I wonder if Joe gives us any clues on page 97, which is the very special reading and interpretation assignment my Master Teacher had given me and that I have been covering the last few days, including using Gadamer’s techniques for interpreting how Joe used quotation marks. Check it out.

The first paragraph on page 97 is very interesting. First, understand that POWER does work both ways, even if those of us who are outside the power bloc have a lesser power and are suffering on account of it (Joe discusses this on page 98 and in many other places). So, in reading the sentence on page 97, Joe stated, “If I can make the universal rules as to what constitutes intelligence, I can name my cognitive predispositions as markers of a great mind; I can use the characteristics of my culture as the criteria for what constitutes a civilized culture. Can you feel the power?”

I love this statement, because while at first we can read it in relation to this entire subchapter about power, we can also flip the table! (We are at the table flipping era in history, as I have pointed out many times.)

I don’t know how many people realize this, but that is EXACTLY what Joe did with his work: He redefined intelligence and civilized culture! He takes it right out from under the power blocs and defines it in a way that works to alleviate suffering for us all. Do you realize how monumental that is???

Not to sound narcissistic, but rather I find this very humorous and yet at the same time very compelling and symbolically significant (and I have mentioned this in my blogs previously): My name matches Joe's mission perfectly and even tells us what we need to do….use Joe’s work as a central framework (as represented by my middle name, JAE -- Joe gave us the masculine and my name represents the feminine -- as symbolized by that yin yang manifested gift I mentioned yesterday) in order to transform people and bring back PSYCHE/SOUL (aka, LOVE) as symbolized by my first name so that we create a more heavenly earth, as symbolized by my last name. Joe's work helps move us forward and redefine everything. “Can you feel the power?”

The POWER is LOVE -- it is that simple -- and Joe states this over and over throughout all of his work. Do you get it??? I DO!!! It is the major "table flip" or one could say -- the magic -- we need in the world today. I guess that’s why whenever I read the question at the end of that first paragraph, on page 97 “Can you feel the power?” I think of the POWER of LOVE and the following song instantly comes to mind:
can you feel the love tonight - elton john


“It’s enough to make Kings and vagabonds believe the very best.“

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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Bad News, Power, and Gadamer’s Quotation Marks

What’s the bad news? I really was hoping, like so many people who are appalled by these blogs that I would not have to keep writing them. Honestly, with 100% truth, I do not fully understand why I am “driven” to writing these each and every day. I vaguely understand it is for “data” for some sort of phenomenological study and as far as I know, I am not the person doing the study, unless it is for some future project. I just know that the data is very important and I have willingly accepted the role of being a guinea pig. Figure that one out. Not all information in the cosmos is shared with me because as my teacher explained it, putting out too much information at the wrong time can alter the natural cosmic flow of events in some unpredictable ways. And so, you have to go on faith when you are divinely called to do something, trusting the process and knowing the universe is aware and unfolding as is meant to happen.

At any rate, the bad news is that according to my Master Teacher, I am to continue right on writing on day after day each and every day. What was his reason? First, he told me he is very thankful that I am doing this. He also expressed that more people need to learn how to “channel” information from the cosmos (I am not implying these blogs are channeled – he was just expressing this view that these are the days in which more people need to tune into the cosmos). There are people on the other side of the curtain who have many things to say and to teach us – so the advice is to figure out how to channel that works for you (and there are many ways to do this). I will interject that there are many books on the topic, so if you do not know how to approach this, read a book, select a method that works for you and go for it. The purpose, as my teacher explained it is not to change past, present or future, but to integrate our painful shared past and to find ways to create justice in the present so that we will end up creating loving, peaceful, joyful possibilities for the future. Actually, what he told me is much more complex than what I have conveyed here – something about the “emergent universe” and I have probably oversimplified it; I tend to do that --- which brings me to the blogs.

Yes, I am supposed to continue writing these blogs. Think about this for a minute: If we each shared our own personal experiences, there would be no need to study each other! No reason for those lame educational and social experiments that victimize people and teach us NOTHING! And so we need to free each other from that sort of exploitation and just learn to express ourselves and communicate with each other. What freedom that would be, don’t you think?” Would YOU want to be “studied” by educational elite who think they can determine YOUR social justice? HELL NO! Stop “studying” people and writing about them as if they were essentialized objects -- and go out and DO SOMETHING to alleviate someone’s suffering!!!! Take some concrete actions. A good place to start is with yourself – alleviate your own pain so that you do not inflict it upon others….yes, I am no one to be talking here….I am working on this, ok? Give me a break. Give everyone a break to be free.

Those of us at the bottom need to just start putting it all out there like it is and that way there is no reason to study us. There is nothing hidden to study. All of the “dirty laundry” is out in plain view. It goes back to what I have been saying all along: If you are already alienated, how can you be alienated??? And there are more reasons to communicate in this open and free manner – we should ALL be communicating our truest innermost thoughts, feelings, and dreams with each other so that we can all get along. Do you know how freeing that is for everyone? Do you realize how listening to other people express their true ideas, thoughts and feelings opens up possibilities for us all? It FREES us!!! If I can lay out all of my deepest secrets (such as telling about my dream life and marrying my twin flame, describing how he magically manifested the yin-yang silver disk for me and the diamond wedding ring in 3D after we were married in the higher realms -- talk about overlapping dimensions!!! – then what else is there left to study about me? What else is there to use against me, to hold over me, to blackmail me with, as those powers that be do to so many of you out there reading this right now. Well, I am here to suggest that perhaps you do not need to give them that much power.

What did my Master Teacher have to say this morning about my writing these blogs? He said they are critical to moving the mission forward and that was really about it. I do not need further details or explanaton from my Master Teacher. He just told me to “trust the flow of the universe because the universe is aware and knows the perfect timing for all things. Go with that flow – row downstream and don’t battle the currents ‘upstream’ or you will only delay progress as it was meant to divinely unfold.” Of course, that does NOT mean that you do not stand up for your rights! That is part of the process we go through as we continue to row downstream. The universe, of course, is in the process of flipping into a whole new paradigm or worldview, one that is reversing the power dynamics. We each can do our part to move that along more rapidly.

Here, we have a clue for a song: “upstream.” The only problem is that my teacher has given me a bunch of songs Friday, yesterday, and today which I have not posted. I am getting the message from him that they work together to make a story if I put them in the order that he provided them.

First, I am getting the message that I need to set up the context. Back on Friday, 9/24/10 at 11:30 PM to be exact, my teacher was discussing how all of this “stuff” we are all going through is the “twin flame unification” process. I find it very interesting that he told me that Friday night and then Saturday morning, what should arrive in my mailbox, but the link to the video about twin flame consciousness which I posted to my blog yesterday. Yes, the universe does work in mysterious ways. The unification process, I must say, is very painful. While an immense love predominates that is beyond description, let me tell you about the pain – some of it is expressed throughout my blogs but I have never cried so much in my entire life as I have during the past two years -- and not just for myself: also for Sam Cooke, Warren Zevon, Chief Joseph, and more, and most especially for Joe. Twin flames actually have to experience each other’s pain as well as relive their own pain from many devastating separations and injustices and then integrate it all – that is the unification process. Judging by my experience it is important that twin flames do this for each other, but the unification process also involves experiencing the pain of many other people as well and you can't do it except through the divine connection and love that comes to you through you twin flame. So, the bottom line is, if you are not ready to experience the pain, you are not ready to experience the love. And as yesterday’s video pointed out, there is a strange paradox: you only meet your twin flame (who does not necessarily reside in this dimension) when you don’t need to meet your twin flame. You have dedicated your life to a worthy mission out of sincere unconditional love that is meant to improve life for everyone -- and you have totally released or as Joe states it in his book "let go" of the need to be loved. (And to think I was given the label, an “eager beaver critical pedagogue.” Little did people really know what I was all about. Little did I know, either, which yesterday’s video also explains. I was not out to impress anyone, not even Joe. I just loved his mission and now I have been divinely blessed in so many ways.)

Here are all of the clues from the past few days that I have not posted yet (and do I have my work cut out for me, here to look up all of these on YouTube and figure out the story):“self aggrandizement,” “helped,”“mistake,”“knowing,”“loved,”“powers that be,”“get,”“happenings,”“clear,”“upstream.”

Now this is weird – I just received the message that I should look ALL of these clues up AT THE SAME TIME! That makes it easier. So, I am looking up “self-aggrandizement, helped, mistake, knowing, loved, powers that be, get, happenings, clear, upstream.”

This is interesting: the message came up again that there were no videos found, and yet there were videos found! YouTube’s not too bright sometimes, either that, or someone overrides its searches. Here is what came to the very top:
Roger Waters - The Powers That Be

from Radio KAOS

The powers that be
They like a tough game
No rules
Some you win, some you lose
Competition's good for you
They're dying to be free
They're the powers that be
They like a bomb proof cadillac
Air conditioned, gold taps,
Back seat gun rack, platinum hub caps
They pick horses for courses
They're the market forces
Nice car Jack
They like order, make-up, lime light power
Game shows, rodeos, star wars, TV
They're the powers that be
If you see them come,
You better run - run
You better run on home

Sisters of mercy better join your brothers
Put a stop to the soap opera right now
They say the toothless get ruthless
You better run on home

You better run - run
You better run on home

The powers that be
They like treats, tricks, carrots and sticks
They like fear and loathing, they like sheep's
clothing
And blacked-out vans

Blacked-out vans, contingency plans
They like death or glory, they love a good story
They love a good story

Sisters of mercy better join with your brothers
Put a stop to the soap opera state
They say the toothless get ruthless
Run home before its too late
You better run - run
You better run on home

Now, isn’t that amazing in several ways. First of all, I plugged in a LOT of words together, and yet what song should come to the top, but “powers that be.” That is just an indication, in my view, of how the powers that be overrule everything, even good things, such as love, which was also one of the words. It represents how those of us at the bottom can talk and talk, but our rational words are truly meaningless because power overrules anything we have to say (and I personally find that so frustrating). However, this song does give us a solution and that’s a very good thing: we are supposed to “run on home.” And how do we do that? One thing we can do is read Joe’s book, Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy: An Introduction in order to better learn how to clear the brush and blaze new pathways home.

Another way this song is amazing is that we are still interpreting page 97 of Joe’s book which is all about POWER BLOCS. This song describes many ways power is maintained. One has to ask, why did the YouTube search focus on these particular words; why not "loved," for example?

Another way this song may be relevant is in the way it came up. As I have been discussing quotations marks and how many Joe uses in his books, it makes me curious as to whether one technique to find a deeper meaning is to plug them all into YouTube at the same time, such as all of the words he uses in this section on pp. 97-100. It is a thought. I will do it another time. Gadamer, however, used quotations marks for a different purpose and I am sure Joe may have used Gadamer’s technique as well.

Gadamer’s Use of Quotation Marks
As I mentioned yesterday, I have this weird way of just opening up books and immediately finding what I need. I think my Master Teachers in nonlocal space must be guiding me with this. And so, I had sent for the book my teacher told me I would need to interpret Joe’s book. Oh, and let me remind people: Had Joe been FREE, we would probably have no need for interpretating his work; while he put a lot of it right out there, there is still interpretation to do. This is true for many works and now here we are today, needing to interpret messages and what they can mean for us as individuals and for us collectively, whether they are the positive messages Joe left for us or negative messages encoded by power blocs. I can't help but think if we were all more free, there would be less need for interpretation and less chance of misinterpretation. At any rate, this is a very helpful book: Consequences of Hermeneutics: Fifty Years After Gadamer’s Truth and Method, edited by Jeff Malpas and Santiago Zabela. I opened the book up and immediately began reading “Chapter 12: Nihilistic or Metaphysical Consequences of Hermeneutics” by Jean Grodin and on page 197 it states the following about Gadamer’s use of quotation marks: "Gadamer uses quotation marks because it is obvious to him that this Zeitlosigkeit (this “timelessness”) is a mode of being, since what is classical has to be established (and constantly renewed) by history and such” (p. 197). Thus, quotation marks can represent a “mode of being” and we can look at the way Joe has used quotation marks and this does indeed fit.

I recommend the reading of this chapter by Jean Grondin. The last paragraph on page 196 and onward to page 197 presents a very common misinterpretation of Gadamer’s work and I suspect that Joe’s work has at times been misinterpreted in a similar manner, perhaps around similar issues, perhaps around different issues. NOTHING slipped by Joe. In other words, he did not have the misconception that Grondin describes here that many people have had; he clearly understood Gadamer’s work. In other words, Joe’s work is based on the idea Grondin has expressed here – the idea that “an experience of truth clearly emerges when one encounters [for example] great works, say, the classics, or any work of our time that is truly eye-opening” as opposed to the idea “everything is relative (or relativistic) and thus of equal value in the midst of our historical experience” (p. 196). What is being contended here is that Gadamer's example of the experience of "classical" was just that, an example. He was illustrating the fact that "in spite of the historical nature of our understanding, some works stand out and offer an undeniable experience of truth" (author's italics, p. 196). I don’t know why, but I was drawn to pointing this out. Perhaps because Joe's works, and especially his last book, is one of those very works that will stand out in just that way thoroughout history.

Thus, we now have another way to interpret Joe’s use of quotation marks: they represent a mode of being. Now, we can go back to page 97 and interpret the words in quotes as a mode of being in context with the sentences they are used. I still find the YouTube searches that brought up the song “Crying in the Chapel” by the Allies and the movie, “The Rules of the Game”  as posted to Thursday, September 23rd’s blog (scroll down to view) to be highly relevant to those “modes of being”. .  . I am going to have to watch that movie soon! – but for now, it is On With the MISSION!!! (No, these blogs are not "the mission.") One of my tasks is to help find a home for 11 white buffalo that have been born as the fulfillment of a sacred prophecy. (11 is the twin flame soulmate number and the number that represents completion). We shall see what happens with that.

Oh, one more very important thing: You are supposed to read Joe’s book, Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy: An Introduction!!!

 
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Saturday, September 25, 2010

What the BLEEP Do I Know??? Twin Flame Consciousness, Gadamer's Quotation Marks, PLUS Joe’s Work Is the Answer Everyone Is Looking For

I finally watched that ridiculous movie, “What the Bleep Do We Know?” There was method behind my madness (e.g., a purpose). What a dumb movie. Oh sure, there were some interesting things to think about in the movie, but the masses are not going to be able to sort truth from fiction, fantasy, disinformation, and downright stupidity, dumbing down, and lies. Of course, the movie sickingly strives to appeal to the inane, self-serving ego-gratification for the sheeple who are always so mesmerized by love-deprived and depraved sex. The story that went with the movie was so pathetic; I have a hard time imagining how the actress could have even stooped to playing that part. PUKE!!!  I wish I had time right now; I would go through every single line in the movie and sort fact from fiction (e.g. what are scientists really researching and learning? – this movie conflates, confuses, and as Joe always framed it, “obfuscates.” Even some of the scientists who are in this “documentary” (and how in the hell did it get classified as a documentary???) are pretty ticked because the movie has actually been changed up. They should be ticked; it serves to make people question the credibility of their work and it sets people off in the wrong direction and on the wrong pathways. The only good thing about this movie is that it could be used as an educational tool to show how the media use every trick in the book to deceive the public as well as it might compel people to do the research into the science and other more valid aspects of the movie (which most of them won’t).

Twin Flame Consciousness
This next video landed in my mailbox just this morning. It is not based on science (although there is science to support this, which I have discussed in the past and will discuss in greater detail another time).  I can attest to the fact that everything that is stated in this account of twin flame consciousness matches my experience exactly. I have been reunited with my twin flame, and as the narrator (channeler) states, by the time it comes to conscious awareness that you have indeed united with your twin flame, you have already been married in the higher realms. And yes, very vividly married; it is of course, remembered in great detail to serve the purpose of being brought to conscious awareness. The only thing I would add is that in my case, my twin flame and I share dreams – the same mission. I think this will be true for most twin flames because shared interests and the focus on the same mission in life is what ultimately brings you together.

An important thing to know in relation to finding your twin flame: If you seek, you shall NOT find. It’s a very strange paradox, as is pointed out in this video.
Twin Flame Consciousness


How Gadamer Used Quotation Marks in His Work
It’s Saturday, so I am taking the day off from moving forward with the analysis of Joe’s work that I had started yesterday. I will continue tomorrow. It is interesting that I was discussing the topic of how he used quotations marks in his book, and I received the book my Master Teacher had recommended to me, “Consequences of Hermeneutics: Fifty Years After Gadamer’s Truth and Method.” And what do you think happens? I opened right up to a discussion about how Gadamer used quotation marks!!! That stuff happens to me all of the time. I so often just open a book to exactly what I need.The cosmos is so good to me (and my teachers in “nonlocal space” ). Anyway, I will discuss tomorrow how Gadamer used quotation marks because clearly Joe’s work was influenced to some degree by Gadamer’s work. But one thing you always have to remember about Joe: He knew how to save the babies from the bathwater (I think that was his favorite idiom). In other words, he knew how to take the good from anything (even the bad) and toss out the “bathwater.” I think that was one of the things that impressed me so much about him as a person and his work.

Meetings With My Master Teacher
Yesterday, I finally gave in and went shopping. No matter how much someone hates shopping, it does have to be done on occasion. In my imaginary true home, you never have to go shopping. You can, if you want to; we do have “stores,” but everything is free. Some people there do like the experience. We have lots of social get-togethers, parties, and celebrations, and as I said, we all communicate telepathically and live a natural reciprocity. There is a lot of gift-giving during these get-togethers! And every morning a very kind person delivers us fresh fruit and vegetables just out of the garden (we do not generally eat meat and if we do at all, it is lab produced from cells taken from animals without harming them).

Anyway, I was rewarded for my efforts shopping, yesterday!!! Just as I began shopping at Walgreens for mundane household items, my VERY MOST FAVORITE SONG PLAYED!!! That was a treat (the cosmos is so good to me)…and here is the song! 37.5 MILLION HITS on this song!!! (That’s a good thing).
Black Eyed Peas - Meet Me Halfway


Next, I went to the grocery store and lots of really good music played the entire time. But one song stood out most in my mind and I felt it was a message to me considering I had written a blog not long ago about a past life of being a gypsy during the Nazi reign of terror and having been imprisoned (I am still working through that pain). And here is the song:
Gypsy Woman by Brian Hyland 1970


I love the version by Curtis Mayfield, too (how I loved his music!!!)
Curtis Mayfield - Gypsy Woman Live


So much more has happened that you would not believe it and my meetings with my teacher covered a LOT of material. I simply do not have the time to put it all out here because I have to work on the mission I share with my twin flame. I will just say this much: Due to some divine workings of the cosmos, critical pedagogy just might be saved. There is a caveat though: Joe’s work is needed – it is the answer everyone is looking for. 
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Friday, September 24, 2010

Getting Serious About Hermeneutics: What Do Quotation Marks Mean?

The task for the next while is to try to learn something about hermeneutics, particularly how Joe used hermeneutics in his book so that it becomes easier to decode and interpret his work. I am going to postpone the epistemological journey, “Midmorning Sunshine Glooms the Sky” for now because hermeneutics is extremely complicated and deep. I will come back to that epistemological journey and tie all five videos together after this detour, and hopefully what I learn about hermeneutics will help.

Quotation Marks In Text
It is interesting that Joe used quotation marks a lot in his book. I am sure there are multiple reasons for why he did that. Joe always had multiple reasons for the things he wrote and in fact, his book is written for multiple audiences, as I have often pointed out. He had stated repeatedly that there was no reason why grade school children could not learn how to research, use hermeneutics, and produce knowledge. In light of the fact that his book does indeed speak to multiple audiences, the quotation marks are likely to be interpreted differently by different people. That makes them difficult to interpret and forces one to look at this practice in different contexts and perspectives. This is not a problem. This is the purpose of hermeneutics: there is never one final and true answer or interpretation. I strongly suspect Joe wrote in such a way to force us to see multiple perspectives and interpretations. If we are able to develop this ability, we are more likely to see that there are reasons to take actions to make the world better and we are more likely to take those actions. In other words, we might become more empathic toward people who suffer. As Joe stated in his book, “criticalists are interested in moving from FIDUROD’s correspondence epistemology to an interpretation of relationship, significance, and relevance for action” (p. 245). Thus, it stands to reason that it is important to understand how different people in different life situations might interpret something, particularly those people the elite system of higher education tend to denigrate and keep shut out from full participation -- even if this means turning the hermeneutic interpretative task at times into “Easter eggs,” if that’s what some people can relate to or if it’s what makes it so much fun, not that I think hermeneutics is not fun. Joe knew how to make everything fun. Rigorous, but fun.

As Joe explains, "A critical complex epistemology is dedicated to bringing individuals who had been traditionally excluded to the scholarly conversation no matter how déclassé such an objective appears to the privileged epistemological trolls . . . " (p. 58).

I really don’t see anything wrong with referring to some of his hidden gems as Easter eggs, and I do not believe Joe would either, if it means more people become interested in reading his book and learning more about the critical issues he has discussed. It is a longstanding “tradition” for authors to hide “Easter eggs” in their works to engage people more deeply with the work. Besides, it will also lead to those of us who are extremely disenfranchised and alienated to learning more about important interpretive skills like hermeneutics, so it is a very good thing! Thus, we have Easter eggs and so much more.

From my perspective, given Joe wrote so much about music and movies in this book to highlight and extend important aspects of his discussions, it is natural to assume some of the words in quotation marks might be music or movies – and that was how I came to begin looking them up on YouTube (and sometimes google). Some of them are more clearly movies or music than others are, but it is the interpreter’s call to determine if and in what context they may be interpreted that way. As an example, on the last page of his book, he talks about “the way ‘we’ are” and for me, the song “The Way We Were” instantly pops into my mind. Now, this may not happen for everyone, but when I explain it to other people, it makes sense for them, too. Of course, who in western society has not heard that particular song by Barbara Steisand unless you are very young, perhaps? If you notice, on that page there is a lot going on and there are multiple songs hidden in his words. It was his last page of the book and he really wanted to make his points. I have discussed this in greater detail in my free download, which I will be making available again as soon as I revise it to meet certain demands. For now, see if you can interpret what they might mean from various perspectives.

In yesterday’s blog I showed a prime example of how looking up quoted words on YouTube does work to extend the discussion, and even in some pretty impressive ways. For example the movie that popped up with a search on “rules of the game” would make an excellent study of power and how it works. So excellent, in fact, that I think it truly was what I like to call a MOVIE Easter egg. In his social studies books, Joe speaks of how critically watching older movies provides an excellent way of studying and gaining an understanding of how we got where we are today, the historical context. This particular movie came out just before World War II and it was extremely controversial. I feel Joe selected this movie consciously and I am going to have to watch it to see how it expands my understanding of this particular chapter in his book.

The other clue "allies" in which one would think of power bloc allies brought up a very emotional song (scroll down to view/hear that song in yesterday's blog), "Crying in the chapel." And, indeed, in this chapter, Joe talks about Christian fundamentalism as being a part of a very powerful Power bloc, as he has discussed at the bottom of page 99. Intestingly, if you read all the way to the end of that subchapter, he cites some movies that are, again related to Christian fundamentalism gone wild. On page 100, he references the Mad Max movies, including "Welcome to Thunderdome" which alludes to the movie about the appocalypse. Here, he has discussed how this power bloc is basically leading us over the cliff. It is not the reality we want to create and yet there are so many people who seem to buy into this. If collective consciousness creates reality, which I believe it can, we are in for a rather tough job if we are to turn this around.

There are other reasons to justify interpreting the term "allies" as the song that came up on YouTube, "Crying in the Chapel." The song is very, very emotional. Throughout his work, Joe has called for bringing emotions back into our lives -- into our educationa and into our everyday lives. This song no doubt can do that in relation to the topic being dicussed here. It brings in emotions as well as opens up the topic of evangalism and Chrisitian fundamentalism for some great discussions.

Clearly, Joe has expanded critical hermeneutics to include music, movies, and as you will see, many other interesting surprises. Joe's work is so incredible. No one can match his creativity, brilliance, and ability to bring people together.

Joe has an excellent description of his take on critical hermeneutics, “The Centrality of Interpretation: Critical Hermeneutics” which is on pages 245-248. I have read this section many times and it is so amazing. I recommend reading this section to get a clear idea of his version of critical hermeneutics. His work and his ideas never cease to amaze me and there is always more to learn -- but even I have to ask myself, how do I know so much about Joe when I only met him for "five minutes?" Think about that. I don't need to. (Actually, it was quite signficantly longer than five minutes.)

Meetings With My Master Teacher
Last night my teacher told me he would give me a very special song this morning since he did not give me one last night. Later, I just happened to notice that I had missed a song that he had given me yesterday morning. The clue was “one true meaning.” Here’s what the YouTube search brought to the top. It’s pretty significant. I think what my teacher is trying to convey is that one true meaning = one true love. It is funny how clues that don’t have the word “love” in them STILL bring up love songs, and in this case, it is a love story – my goodnight story last night before I went to bed. I wonder what the “special song” is this morning . . . I am up early this morning and I have not met with him yet.

“one true meaning” = one true love
ONE TRUE LOVE: A JEMI STORY (EPISODE 1) ~AN ACCIDENT WITH A MEANING~

OK, I just got out of my meeting with my Master Teacher. I get the day off (sort of). I have to run errands, buy groceries, and organize my files a little better. And, from what he said, it sounds like I get to take a nap and visit nonlocal spaces where I get the greatest teachings from all of the greatest Master Teachers and then this evening, as he put it, “the writing will just flow into place.” I have actually noticed that. After sleeping on it, I can awaken and just start writing – it just flows out of me and I don’t even have to give it much thought. It works well. I don’t remember receiving less than an A on any of my papers since way back in high school. And it is really weird because a lot of times I will reread my papers and I have to ask myself, “did I write that?” It seems like a special blessing.

My teacher had promised me a special song and he gave me three clues, so I’m curious as to which one is the special song. Here are the three clues and I will look these up to see what pops to the top of a YouTube search right now: “wake up call,” “escape,” and “nonlocal spaces.”

“wake up call” This video is sad, bad, mad. First of all, what my teacher was talking about by “wake up call” (putting it in context) was that he woke me up this morning right at 7:07 AM. We had talked last night about me getting up earlier today since I’ve been getting up a little late each morning. Well, I woke up and then went back to sleep and he woke me up to make sure I’d get my day started a little earlier. So, this is the video that came up on the search, and it's really tragic, and yet it is so much like the crap people like to watch. And the sheeple really seem to like this one because it has nearly 4 MILLION HITS. I cannot imagine what people get out of this; I hated watching it even once. I won't watch it again. One thing I know, this is NOT the “special song” my teacher was talking about so I’ll see what the next song is.
Maroon 5 - Wake Up Call

“escape,” Well, all I can say about this song is that perhaps the couple in that wake up call song should have listened to this one and maybe their lives would not have been so tragic. This still is NOT the “special song” my teacher said he would give me because we do not go looking for someone else like the guy and the woman in this song did.
The Pina Colada Song


Those last two songs are some hard love lessons for earthlings who are far too much into violence and unfaithfulness. And don't get me wrong about unfaithfulness because there are special cosmic exceptions  -- and that is, when you are twin flame soul mates. Twin flame soulmate love is a love that is destined to be and nothing can overpower that form of love, nothing at all. The cosmos allows certain cosmic laws to be broken by twin flame soul mates; they get special privileges (which would be all of us, lol). I just want to make sure that people do not feel guilty for loving the person they know in their hearts they were meant to love.

One song left to check – it better be good. I’m sure it is; my teacher loves me and he never lies to me, so here goes . . . I am going to check “nonlocal spaces.”

“nonlocal spaces.” OK, my teacher is being very funny. He is showing here what it is like to be “alienated” as the educational elite people like to call it (and as I always say, how can you be alienated when you are already alientated?). It’s like I discussed just a couple of days ago about how I feel like I don’t belong on this planet – like I must be an alien, “not local.” This video is great because it shows how crazy people on earth can be and how the poor "nonlocal" guy is SO CONFUSED by it all. It’s easy to see why some of us just do not feel we belong here. It is so crazy in “local spaces.”
Tubbs And Edward - League of Gentlemen

Still, that is NOT the “special song” that my teacher promised me! He is being what I call a Hermes Trickster because sometimes he leaves clues that I don’t notice right way – such as, just as he went out the door this morning, in fact, his very last words were, “Joy Babe Enjoy.” This HAS to be my special song. He made me go through all of that work to get to my song. Well I’ll look it up right now!
Mariah Carey-Joy Ride


Yes! This is more like it – one of those sexy love songs. He does know what I like. And he kept his promise!!! – THIS is the special song!!! It ends so well – they got married and then it ends with them on the beach singing “Baby, baby, we found love.” Just like in my dreams (in nonlocal space).

Tomorrow: more about quotation marks and what they mean.
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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Rules of the Game PLUS Midmorning Sunshine Glooms the Sky: An Epistemological Journey, Part 13!!!


My Master Teacher has outdone himself again.You would never believe what happened last night! It is so exciting! He told me that the fun is just beginning. What he was referring to is finding all of the hermeneutic tricks, puzzles, and messages (and music and movie Easter eggs) in Joe’s book, Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy: An Introduction. He is going to help! Yesterday, I just posted at the top of this site the “Race to the Top” contest to see who can find the most of these fun gifts Joe left in his book. I also posted a link to the hermeneutics book that my teacher had told me a few of days ago would help me find the hidden messages and meanings in Joe’s book.

Well last night my teacher revealed to me that this is going to be a really fun ongoing game for everyone. I love Joe’s hidden secrets! I have already found a few of the easy ones and even some of the really hard ones, but I know there are many more.

My teacher ALSO told me that I am the “chosen one.” I know that sounds weird and is not socially acceptable to say, but that’s what he said. He said that we are in this together (me and him) and that I have the “key.” I do not know what he’s talking about, but I am glad that he is going to actively play along and guide this game and from past experience, I know he will show me what he means when the time is right. I have lots of patience, especially when I can have fun while I'm waiting.

The Game Begins!
To get the game started, my teacher told me to find the “big whopper” on page 97. I guess he wants me to show people how this works.

So, I looked at page 97 and, the words “rules of the game” which are in quotation marks instantly popped out at me. Quoation marks are one of Joe's more obvious clues that we are to look at that more closely (believe me this game gets much harder). What this particular clue told me was to look it up on You Tube, the same way as I look up the clues my teacher always gives me for these blogs. With Joe’s clues, sometimes you can look them up on YouTube and other times you have to google them, but honestly, not all of them are that simple. We lucked out here.

Look what came to the top of the YouTube search for this clue . . . it’s so funny! This has to be correct given that we are just starting this game of Racing to the Top and we do need rules, right? Don't earthlings always like RULES. (I have always hated rules and wondered why they are needed.)

Watch this video carefully and make sure you understand ALL of the rules in this game. . . this really fits the topic of Power Blocs on page 97. It looks like my teacher and I are forming a power bloc of our own for this game. Maybe he wants to demonstrate power blocs. Watch quickly or you will miss the rules!!!

Rules of the Game Trailer (Jean Renoir, 1939)


Well, that was an easy one – and pretty funny. Did you notice the Janus head? If you have read much of Joe's work (or my previous blogs) you will know what Joe had to say about Janus-Education. Looks like we are flipping the table here. I would almost say this clue qualifies as a big whopper; it was pretty impressive but I don’t think it is THE “big whopper” on that page that my teacher was referring to. I will have to study it some more.

Oh, look! There is another clue on page 97 with quotations around it: “allies.” Maybe this is the one my teacher is calling the “big whopper.” Check it out! Here’s what came up:
Crying in the Chapel - Allies



This is a beautiful performance; I think I like it even better than the Elvis version. Sadly, most people who have gone to the chapel as he sings about in this song, have NOT found their way. Religion is definitely a part of the very powerful power blocs being discussed on page 97 of Joe’s book. This song says it all when it comes to how so many people practice religion – as long as you “cry in the chapel” everything else you do is just fine. That’s what really turned me off to religion. And it is amazing that we have so many churches in the world and they have not come together to help the suffering people. Something is wrong with this picture – Joe wrote about this in more detail if you read on to page 99 where he discusses how the alignment between certain Western scientists and Christian fundamentalists makes for a very diabolical and strange power bloc.

Well, it is clear that these clues are very clever, but they are not the “big whopper” we are looking for. How do I know that? Well, I have been pointing out MUSIC Easter eggs and MOVIE Easter eggs for a long time now in these blogs. In fact, I even wrote a FREE download that shows how to find them which I had posted until a power bloc had so many issues with it, I took it down. However, I will revise it to address the issues and post it very soon. This instruction book will show definitively that with these two clues what we have are examples of a MOVIE Easter egg with the first clue, “rules of the game” and a MUSIC Easter egg with the second clue, “allies.”

So, here we are; I have not discovered the “big whopper” on page 97 that my teacher was talking about. Something tells me I need the book he told me to get about hermeneutics to figure that one out . . . good thing it’s being delivered tomorrow! Stay tuned . . . but I’m not giving away ALL of the secrets. I am just supposed to demonstrate how the Race to the Top works (the REAL Race to the Top). I wonder if a university might be interested in handing out a PhD to the winner. What a royal prize that would be.

Before I went to bed, as he often does, my teacher gave me a special song to sleep on. The clue was “golden love story” and here is what it brought up. This is special because it is my dream love story, which I wrote about a long time ago in these blogs. Yes, I was even given a ring, just like the girl in this song – except that my ring was not a flashy fake ring – it’s a flashy diamond ring.

Me and Josh singing "Love Story" by Taylor Swift



Morning Meeting With My Master Teacher
I must say, I am excited about this new game. I thanked my teacher for inventing it. I guess he was a little concerned about how upset I was yesterday and he wanted to “alleviate my suffering,” evidently, so that I can happily finish my work, and he knows what works for me. The game will keep me busy, interested, and motivated to do more research. In fact, I love this game and I know it’s going to be so much fun!

My teacher responded to my thanks and gratitude by saying that he could not allow his “pride and joy” to be unhappy in front of the whole world. It’s funny because "Pride and Joy" is a song he gave me quite some time ago; I looked it up and posted it on a previous blog. He knows how much I love that song. Click “pride and joy” to hear it. The sad thing is Stevie Ray Vaughan was killed in a helicopter crash on the way to his next venue, right after the concert he sang this in when this video was made. Sweet, sweet song.

My teacher went on to say that some people are not going to like this new game, but it’s ok. We really are trying to have something for everyone which is why hermeneutics has been added to the MUSIC and MOVIE Easter eggs. Some of the people higher up in education seemed to have a problem with those so, hopefully, those people will enjoy practicing their skills with hermeneutics.

Everyone should learn hermeneutics. I will discuss the reasons another time. I have even written in a previous blog about how children should be learning this skill and wrote a little story to teach them how to say hermeneutics and how to use it. Joe knew how important learning this skill is, which is why he made so much use of it in this book – it gives us all the opportunity to learn and practice this valuable interpretation skill.

This is going to be fun. My teacher is so nice to be willing to help guide the game, even forming a power bloc with me. Get your books soon! You are not going to want to miss out on this. I have a feeling my teacher has some hermeneutic tricks of his own up his sleeves.

Midmorning Sunshine Glooms the Sky: An Epistemological Journey, Part 13!!!
This is the continuing epistemological journey in which my teacher gave me the project to analyze five videos that came up on the clue he provided, “Midmorning Sunshine Glooms the Sky.” If this is new to you, I recommend going back and finding part 1 of this journey so that you understand what has happened so far. The goal is to find how all five videos are connected since they all came up with the same clue even though the search said there were no videos for that clue and in spite of the fact that they are all very different. In the end, I will have a sort of “story” that connects them all together.

Ok, I am going to make the analysis of this video very easy this first time around. It is a long video, but you only have to watch the first five minutes to figure out why I am skeptical about this guy and believe he is leaving something out of the picture. What is it that David Wilcock says in the first five minutes that would make someone instantly skeptical?
DAVID WILCOCK at the Project Camelot Awake and Aware Conference, Los Angeles, Sept 2009

Be sure to check back tomorrow. You just never know what is next . . . and I STILL have to figure out what the “big whopper” is on page 97!!!

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Intermission: Are You on the Right Planet? Can’t You Imagine a Better Place?

One of the chapters in Joe’s book is called, “Girl, There’s A Better Life for Me and You.” Call me crazy, but most of the time I just do not feel like I belong on this planet. I know there are other people who feel the same way, but without the clarity or depth by which I experience this phenomenon. Let me clarify: I NEVER feel like I belong on this planet. It is so crazy here. I can’t believe how cruel so many people can be. And I know that some people judge me, too – well they need to know the WHOLE story, because if everyone knew the whole story (or at least more of the story than they know now), there would be no need for judging and there would only be understanding and rejoicing. But people only see and hear what they want; whatever suits them best and serves them money on their golden platters. It is always about money. It is always about lies and how earthlings LOVE lies and gossip; don’t forget the gossip. It’s all about power. Many earthlings are even MEAN to their own kids and actually believe that the way to raise them right is to show them who’s boss! This is not only sick, it is so very hegemonic. By raising their own children to accept authoritarianism, domination, control, and power, they are playing right into the hands of the ruling class and preparing their children to bow down to the boss man and then these children will grow up to raise their children the same way. How convenient for those who have the power, money, and control. We earthlings are so stupid we do the dirty work that keeps us all in chains, even harming our own children we supposedly love. What so many earthlings think and believe is so completely locked up by FIDUROD (see Joe’s book, pp. 21-24 for what that is) that we are completely blind. Of course, I do not deny that I have had and continue to have many of the exact same problems I’m talking about here – like Joe told me one time, FIDUROD is in everyone. Nobody escapes its grips. His advice was that we just have to remain “mindful” of this, which means we need to become more aware of it and stifle its effects where we can.

And so then I think about this beautiful blue planet among the blue stars where everything is so perfect and people love each other, I mean they REALLY LOVE each other, and there is magic! – Everyone can learn to do magic! -- and money does not even exist -- we cannot even comprehend needing money in a place where everyone communicates telepathically and we all live symbiotically with everything and everyone. The children are so special and we would never think of harming them in any way and in that better life, the village does raise the child, just like that famous African proverb states about it taking a village to raise a child. Everyone loves children and does their part to enrich each child’s life. And the water there . . . the water tastes sweet and good and it is refreshing and invigorating, not like the disgusting sewer water we have to drink here….I can scarcely force myself to drink the water here and with all of the recent pollution, it has gotten even worse. When I think about how beautiful and happy it is in another world, then I miss it and I don’t want to be here on this wretched, destroyed, and filthy planet called earth, at least not if it were not for the suffering people here. I do know why I am here. I know what I am supposed to do. I know that at night when I sleep I get to escape for awhile and I am in a good world with the people I love. But then I return to this wretched reality where people exert their power for no other reason than to show their power or to be mean. There is so much greed, hate, deviousness, crime, destruction here it is incomprehensible, and as if there were not enough going on around them, earthlings make horrible movies so they can see more of all of this destructive behavior during the times they should be peacefully relaxing and allowing the cosmos and the good people in it who are connected to “source” (however you wish to view that) to filter in and give them knowledge, guidance, and love. It is all beyond my comprehension what it is about money and power that drives earthlings. I simply have never been able to play this game by their rules and according to their double standards.

Anyway, I was feeling very down last night, telling my teacher how much I miss the people I love who are not here, at least not that I can see. I guess they are here and I just cannot get my third eye to working so that I can see the people I love. So my teacher gave me a song to cheer me up. The clue was, “fall down on you,” (he was talking about not letting clouds fall down on me, or in other words, not to allow things to bring me down). This is the song that came to the top of a YouTube search. I like it a lot and it did help cheer me up before I went to bed.
The Paperboys - Fall Down With You


My teacher actually went into great detail about “what’s what” last night. He knew I was very upset about the situation and he often goes into greater explanations for me when I get upset. I want to do the work, the mission we are working on together, but I hate this place. It’s like Joe expressed at times in his books, through music, of course, Get me out of this place. That’s how I feel. But my teacher told me that we are creating our future life. We are moving forward and designing the reality we wish to create -- together. He explained that it is very difficult to understand as long as earth is still in 3D or even 4D. It will make more sense as to how time is an illusion when earth jumps into 5D, but that can’t happen for people until their vibrations raise to a certain frequency – and then there will be a sudden leap and those of us who make it, and we know who we are, will have new vision and be able to see our loved ones again. And that’s when Earth will be a better place where people live in harmony and I can go back home -- and it looks like I will have a very wonderful life – so far, so good in the construction zone. Of course, there is supposed to be a big cosmic party when all of this happens. I will not miss the party.

This morning, my teacher continued our conversation from last night and what he told me is so beautiful. It really tugs at my heart but at the same time it makes me feel so much better. He said it’s ok to cry. He said someday I will look back and realize I did not need to if I had been able to look forward and truly comprehend what existence and being is all about. He said that from the window at which I am looking out at the cosmos, I am not able to see the beauty of true reality and he said that shedding (in other words, experiencing) emotions is what helps us move to other windows for a new view. It was very beautiful how he explained all of this to me and this is only a brief summary. He also left me another song. Along with his very precise advice about moving forward with my education this morning he told me that it was his “sage” advice, thus dropping off the clue for a song, “sage.” Of course, he also reminded me as he so often does that I am free to do as I wish – follow his advice or not. But I know that he knows how much I value his advice (I tell him often how much I appreciate him) which is why he gives me advice -- and in this case, I will be following his advice to the T.

So, “sage” is a clue to look up on YouTube. I will check what comes to the top right now.

I believe my teacher is the smartest person in the entire cosmos, but I am very biased, of course, for good reasons. Of course, there are many other extremely brilliant people – more brilliant than most of us can even imagine -- who are contributing to this earth project, for which I am very grateful, and all of these people are working together to turn things around to make a heaven on earth.

Biased or not, this song is very powerful and is a beautiful and creative expression of the substance of my divine master teacher’s discussion with me this morning. 
We are in this together.  And so I am going to end here for today. I am very touched and empowered by his message and his love. I needed that.

“sage”
EMERSON LAKE & PALMER - The Sage

I carry the dust of a journey
that cannot be shaken away
It lives deep within me
for I breathe it every day

You and I are yesterday's answers
the earth of the past come to flesh
Eroded by time's rivers
to the shapes we now possess

Come share of my breath and my substance
and mingle our streams and our times
In bright infinite moments
our reasons are lost in our rhymes
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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Will Someone Please Unplug the University JOHNS? PLUS Midmorning Sunshine Glooms the Sky: An Epistemological Journey, Part 12!!!

I had planned on addressing the fact that I get “off track” in these blogs. I’m supposed to be doing this continuing analysis of the five videos that came up on a search my teacher gave me back at part one of this journey, “Midmorning Sunshine Glooms the Sky.” And I am off track, which is a “bad thing” when it comes to education and learning, so they say. I have a different opinion about that. If you are “ON TRACK” either you are on the train, which I do not recommend right now, or you are on the train tracks just about to be hit by the oncoming train. How good is that? Maybe that’s why Joe always said, “You’re right on target” instead of “You’re right on track.” Honestly, I never heard him say you are on track, thank goodness. So, getting off track is a good thing.

Plugged university johns, however, is another story, and that is what I really wish to address today. Joe talks about the “knowledge spigot” throughout his book, Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy: An Introduction. This spigot is carefully controlled by those people in power who do not want true knowledge to be created and released to the world. Well, a lot has happened since he wrote his book and now, not only is the spigot closed off, the university johns are plugged up and full of shit (pardon my language). I just wonder if there is a university around this country that doesn’t have plugged toilets. I am seriously considering taking my research to a different university, but I just do not know which universities have the best Johns. What a dilemma.

Midmorning Sunshine Glooms the Sky: An Epistemological Journey, Part 12!!!
I am going to take a break today. The fifth and final video for this analysis has a LOT in it. I actually watched the entire video, which I have reposted below. There is a lot of interesting information and I think it ties everything together. But there is something missing in this guy’s work. That makes me think of Joe’s theory, the element he added: “She’s not there” by which we need to look closely to see what’s missing because that will tell us more than what is there. This guy is taking people on a train and trains are never good. More tomorrow. For now, check out the video and see if you can figure out what this guy is leaving out of the picture.

DAVID WILCOCK at the Project Camelot Awake and Aware Conference, Los Angeles, Sept 2009


Meetings With My Master Teacher
I discussed with my teacher how I am really losing patience with people in education who insist on plugging knowledge production, whether it’s by their own bogus publishing, the erection of gates, obstacles, and exits, whether it’s through their support of new “scholars” putting forth more bogus knowledge to create layers of obfuscated information, misinformation, and disinformation. It is very frustrating that there are many “scholars” out there who are more than willing to bow down, live with the plugged johns, and follow the path of least resistance to reproduce garbage knowledge that only serves to keep us all imprisoned. Someday this is all going to have to be revealed (Joe gave us a good start on that project), analyzed, and corrected so that people can follow a better path – one that leads to great learning and knowledge, not the rehashing of ideologies, lies, and obfuscation that only serve materialistic and political goals with no intention whatsoever to improve the world for people. There are those few special people who have slipped through the cracks and brought us great knowledge. Joe was one of those people and he points out who other great contributors are in his books and there are more people as well if you know where to look or if you know someone who can show you where to look. It is through the great ideas of these great people that all of the rest of the so-called “knowledge” must be filtered through, keeping the babies but throwing out all of that filthy bathwater they are drowning in. Joe gave us the very tool we need to do that with: the bricolage (if it is used right).

So, anyway, back to my meeting with my teacher. He said to sit tight and keep the trust because they (as in all of the people I am working with on this great mission) are working on a special strategy. For now, I am just to move forward and not take specific actions and ignore the jerks who choose to erect obstacles and blocks. Not to worry; this project (and he is talking about the entire mission we are on) will go through just fine. He said if they need for me to change directions, they will let me know, but for now just keeping moving forward. And he reminded me of my reading assignment he gave me a couple of days ago, so it looks like I am going to have to pay a visit to Amazon again. He has me on two great projects right now and says there are many more where those came from, so I had better get on with my day. . .

He did not give me a song, but Rainbow Princess gave me this song last night and it is so beautiful that I figure it must have come from him. I will close with it today.
Almadrava - Land of eternal sunset (sunset pic mix)
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Monday, September 20, 2010

In Love With My Teacher (A Dream) PLUS Midmorning Sunshine Glooms the Sky: An Epistemological Journey, Part 11!!!

It’s so funny that I had this dream last night about being in love with my teacher after the blog I wrote yesterday about university johns . . . I guess it happens to the best of us. Call me a hypocrite -- it will make me feel right at home in education. However, in my  opinion (and by order of the Universal High Council) if it is twin flame soulmate LOVE, then there is nothing wrong and everything right about being in love with your teacher or your student (providing you are both adults). That is the one and only exception to the student-teacher relationship taboo.

The dream last night was funny. I was a senior in high school and I had this teacher I was in love with. We lived in the same neighborhood. I was living alone because my parents were older and had passed on. I was 18 and they had left me the home and money and I was finishing up high school. My English teacher had my heart, though. It was very funny. One day in the classroom he asked the students a question and the answer was supposed to be “predicate.” Well, I knew the answer, but I wasn’t going to volunteer it. But then my teacher called on me to answer the question and he “goofed up” and gave the answer in the way he rephrased the question. He was just being funny and I knew it, so I just repeated “predicate - you gave the answer!” back to him and laughed. I looked at some other girls in the class and they were pissed because they knew he and I had a “thing going on” and they were very jealous. They probably didn’t even know the answer and they were ticked because he gave it to me. All of the girls wanted him. He was a young teacher, just barely out of grad school and very cute. In our neighborhood we lived just a couple of houses apart and he would always try to track me down and I was always playing hard to get even though I really loved him and he knew it. While he had been in college, he and another woman in the neighborhood had had a relationship and he had a daughter out of this relationship, although he did not get married due to incompatibility with her mother. His daughter was about six years old by this time, and he had the nerve to send her over to my house along with her little friend to tell me, “My daddy wants you to stay all night with him” so innocently as if it was just a sleepover like children have. I was a little surprised by his boldness and I didn’t quite know what to say, so I told her, “Tell your daddy I’m already staying all night with someone.” I knew he would know that wasn’t true but would find it very funny. We had this funny game we played back and forth where we were always trying to outwit each other with our humor.

The dream was very real and I figured it was a dream about one of my past lives with my soul mate. As the dream continued, there was some sort of fire in the neighborhood that needed to be put out and all of the rest of the night I kept hearing the song by Baby Face and Des'ree, “FIRE!!”  Dream life can be so great. I wonder if that was what my teacher was referring to yesterday when he gave me the video that included the message "Let's go away."
Here's Fire! (I love this song.)
Fire (Babyface & Des'ree)


Midmorning Sunshine Glooms the Sky: An Epistemological Journey, Part 11!!!
Back to the analysis – the little project I have been working on. Today, I have reached the next video in line:

Hum Saath Saath Hain - Full Length Bollywood Movie - Salman Khan, Saif Ali Khan & Karishma Kapoor


As I have said a number of times, I rarely watch movies, but I gave this one a serious effort and could only get through 12 minutes of the video. I just could not bear wasting any more time. So, I cheated and looked up some reviews. After reading the reviews, I decided I had made the right decision not to waste my valuable time watching this movie. As for the significance of the movie, I do not have a clue at this time and will need to think about it awhile. I did find it interesting that one guy in the video had meaningful dreams which he frequently discussed, showing that it is accepted in other cultures although Westerners don’t typically do so because they mistakenly devalue dreaming. There is so much relevance to dreams beyond the superficial “dream analysis” crap that gets put out there. It’s true, one can learn something from that sort of analysis, but dreams are much more significant than what can come from a superficial analysis. At any rate, here are some reviews that provide varying perspectives about this movie.

Review 1
Review 2

Review 3

Review 4


Meetings With My Master Teacher
Last night my teacher primarily gave me some academic advice, which I will be following because he has great insight when it comes to these matters. He gave me one clue for a song or video, “skirt chasers” because he was still on the topic of men who have no scruples or morals which he, of course, totally disapproves of. This morning we talked about my dream and he agreed it was a dream about a past life and he filled me in with some information about past lives and why it’s good to remember them. He gave me two more clues for music: “other stuff” and “bad memories;” I will look all of these up right now.

“skirt chasers” This turned out to be video created by students in a high school film appreciation class. It’s well put together, although the outcome for the skirt chaser was very tragic. One promising thing about it is that even high school students know it’s not right.

Skirt Chaser


“other stuff”  This is cute. We seem to be on the theme of high school students today (beginning with my dream, then the video above and now this video which is also created by a high school girl). She has become quite popular for her YouTube tutorials and she definitely has her own unique style. It sounds like some of the other girls are just jealous of her, from what she says in this video.
THIEFS! ..and other stuff?


“bad memories” Skirt Chasing gone wild? It seems to have ended up ok.
Bad Memories - David Guetta Kid Cudi parodie - Aik Murczechy


I see what my dream and all of these videos have in common (it takes me awhile sometimes). They are all about “skirt chasers” in some way or about women who get jealous of other women. First, it is a warning for women to be cautious of men who have no scruples or morals, and secondly, all of the messages conclude with there being no reason for jealousy. In my dream my teacher was my twin flame, so there was no reason for the other girls in class to be jealous (which was what we found so humorous; they just didn't get it).

In the first video there was no reason for the women to be jealous and compete over the guy because he turned out to be very evil and look what the girl ended up having to do just to escape the situation. Terrible. Who in their right mind would be jealous about that? In the second video the high school cosmetician is being very altruistic in sharing special techniques and knowledge so that other women can look beautiful too, so it is pretty weird that anyone would be jealous of her for that, yet that's exactly what seems to be happening. And in the last video, the women were jealous and competing for the same man, but in the end, they both became enlightened and ended up with their very own true mates, so it just goes to show what a waste of time jealousy can be. Soon, just like this video shows/predicts, people will realize they each have their own special someone and jealously just will come to be a "bad memory."

What people need to realize is that we are now approaching the dawn of a new age. Many relationships are going to go topsy-turvy (much like the flipping tables I have been speaking of). There will be ample opportunities for feeling jealous, but why do people want to waste their time and energy on that? There are many prophecies and religions that have predicted people will be joining with their twin flames during these turbulent times to assist each other through the ascension process which takes them to greater heights spiritually where they can share divine love and engage in joint heart-based missions to alleviate suffering in the world. It is a natural process that has happened many times in the past and will happen again. It’s ok if you do not believe this; it is your loss if you don’t. We all have one and only one twin flame and this has been known throughout history and across cultures. The power of these important love relationships has been one of the greatest kept secrets of all times. So, if you think all of this hype about the manifestation of material items such as money, fame, cars, etc., is the big secret, think again. If you are not conscious of your one true blue twin flame soulmate, you ain't seen nothin' yet.
Fire!!!

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Sunday, September 19, 2010

University Johns, Hermeneutics, PLUS Midmorning Sunshine Glooms the Sky: An Epistemological Journey, Part 10!!!

My Master Teacher was talking to me this morning about “university johns” and he was not talking about restrooms. He said that people are going to have to start taking these “johns” to task for their bad behavior. They are ruining the reputation of higher education. As he put it, love and relationships is one thing, power and control is another, especially when it results in garbage knowledge being published. It makes everyone look bad. In other words, those people who think they are unaffected need to think again. He made it clear to me that he was not talking about anyone specific, but that this was a general trend that occurs across all areas of academics, particularly higher education. He said it was time to stop condoning it through feigned ignorance.

Yesterday, he also told me about a new book published about hermeneutics and recommended that I get it and study it for my research. I checked it out on Amazon. I am going to have to get it right away. I think it’s going to really help me decode Joe’s book! And if you want to solve the puzzles, hidden messages, and secrets in his book, you should get it too. Why did Joe put these things in his book? As I always say, he had multiple reasons for what he wrote. One reason is that he wanted to leave behind certain messages to certain people, messages that he felt were important to convey. But I think one of the primary reasons is that he knew how powerful interpretation is for learning to understand multiple viewpoints (which we all need to learn to do to get along and to move education forward). Hermeneutics is one of the most powerful tools of all, so Joe made extensive use of it in his book, Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy: An Introduction. Anyone who wants to decipher his messages must become a pro at hermeneutics. That is the way he set it up. Anyone who can figure out all of the hermeneutic tools he used, how he used them, where he used them, and what his messages are will truly be worthy of writing PhD behind their name.

Oh, the book you will need: Consequences of Hermeneutics: Fifty Years After Gadamer’s Truth and Method. You might also need Gadamer’s Truth and Method, if you don’t already have it.

That was it was it for my meetings with my teacher. Last night he gave me the clue, “crackin’” for a song – he had told me I had better get crackin’ on my work because I was goofing off and had contacted him in the middle of the day for frivolous reasons; so I’ll see what it brings up.

This is cool. It reminds me of those stickers that teachers put on students’ papers telling them their work is great, only it’s in an entertaining video format (my teacher is so creative in the ways he motivates me). This video flashes the words “Great! Perfect! Good! Cool!” And also “Let’s go away” (which is relevant cuz it’s what I do at night – I “go away” to faraway places in my dream world when the day is over and I’m done with my work). The song ends with “You’re a cool DJ, but not the best” (My teacher is the best!) I wonder what the DJ stands for in relation to learning, researching, and writing. Maybe it’s just literal as in “music maker.”

CRACKIN' DJ 【Let's Go AWAY

Well, I was going to get to the analysis of those two videos from yesterday (scroll down to view them), but I am really out of time. I’ll catch them tomorrow. It is SUNDAY, after all. . . oh wait. Since they are songs about Jesus, maybe today is the right day. I guess that’s about all I have to say about those songs anyway. They are Christian type songs about Jesus. The first video has a poem about Jesus along with the song, and the second song is the first song, which is about Jesus. It’s a pretty song and it talks about singing a “new song” to him, so maybe that means it is time to look at Christianity a little differently. The reference to “revelation” may also be significant. I will think about it until I come back around to this same place in the hermeneutic circle. By that time, I will have been better informed about all of the other pieces to this puzzle (the remaining two videos) and perhaps can see some kind of interrelationship that will help me find greater significance in this piece.

That’s it for today.
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Saturday, September 18, 2010

A Brief Note About My Dear John Letter PLUS Midmorning Sunshine Glooms the Sky: An Epistemological Journey, Part 9!!!


I don’t know what got into me yesterday. I just had this creative bug get inside me and the “Dear John” letter came out. Seriously though, I have worked in the same type of extremely corrupt environment as shown in yesterday’s video and I found it so “psychologically debilitating.” I did not choose to participate in the corruption going on all around me, so I never lasted long anywhere. Like anyone who does not get pulled into the dramas and participation, I was always a threat to those people who needed to keep the dysfunction and power going – all for money and position, of course.

From the way Joe described education in his book, the university setting is no different and that is very sad. In fact, on page 113 of Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy: An Introduction, he discusses how people, “under this imperial spell . . . focus their energies on an egomaniacal obsession with profits and status. They lose their interest in human connection, loving relationships, and a desire to understand the cosmos around them.” He goes on to say, “All of this prostituted information is produced in the name of the modern and the rational” (p.113) and who can argue with that? Indeed, there are no “rational” arguments for those who have bought into and are entrenched within this very dysfunctional system, but there are creative arguments that people might just listen to: Thus, the “Dear John” letter. That came to me as a gift from the cosmos and I hope it serves to alleviate suffering for other people as it did for me. Sometimes, you just have to let it all out and then it is easier to see how ludicrous the whole situation is and maybe you can even laugh about it. Better yet, perhaps you can do your own little part to change it.

Midmorning Sunshine Glooms the Sky: An Epistemological Journey, Part 9!!!
Let’s see . . . where did I leave off on this epistemological journey before I took the side trip to the John (lol)….all long trips require “John” stops along the way.

I have been analyzing (very briefly) the five videos that popped up on the You Tube search for this journey, way back at the beginning when my Master Teacher gave me the clue “midmorning sunshine glooms the sky.” The theory is that since all of these very different videos came up with the same clue, there must be something connecting them. So, that’s what the ultimate goal is: to determine what connects them.

And I just had a sudden epiphany!!!
Doesn’t the clue, “midmorning sunshine glooms the sky” remind you of the statement, “it’s the darkest before dawn?” OMG – I think that’s it! My Master Teacher, who gave me the clue, is very clever with his clues (it’s one reason I call him the Hermes Trickster!). We will see what happens with this. It is interesting to note, since I do use Joe’s theory for all of this, that he mentioned it being the darkest before dawn several times in his book . . .OMG – I just had another epiphany. That very section of Joe’s book that was in yesterday’s “Dear John” letter talks about that very thing!!! The section all the Johns are supposed read is on pages 21-23. Check out the bottom of page 21: Joe stated, “The old order is now at the beginning of its end. This may not seem like the case as the U.S. wallows in a neo-conservative fundamentalist militaristic haze, but we all understand the cliché about the darkest hour.” And then on page 157, he actually gives us the solution for escaping this darkness, stating, “We are at the darkest hour – I believe that criticality can help bring a new dawn of epistemological, pedagogical, and ideological awareness. It simply must.”

What a coincidence!!!

Wow that’s powerful stuff. I must be using Joe’s critical complex epistemology right, since all of this is falling in place – the bricolage puzzle pieces are beginning to form and I am seeing the connections between all of these seemingly disparate videos that came up.

All I have time for today is to present the third video in the series of five that came up with the clue, “midmorning sunshine glooms the sky” – I will begin the analysis tomorrow. See what you think about how this one might fit into the picture (I included the original text as I had originally posted.)

The next video is interesting. It has a background song while the text presents something else. Since my Master Teacher had told me I would like the song, I searched the song on You Tube, which turned out to be "Revelation Song" so now we have two videos here to analyze together.

The Dusty Sandals Poem 4 YouTube.wmv

Revelation Song Worship Phillips, Craig, and Dean


Song:Revelation Song

Album:Fearless
Artist:Phillips, Craig, and Dean

Worthy is the,
Lamb who was slain
Holy, Holy, is He
Sing a new song, to Him who sits on
Heaven's Mercy Seat

Worthy is the,
Lamb who was slain
Holy, Holy, is He
Sing a new song, to Him who sits on
Heaven's Mercy Seat

Holy, Holy, Holy
Is the Lord God Almighty
Who was, and is, and is to come
With all creation I sing:
Praise to the King of Kings!
You are my everything,
And I will adore You

Clothed in rainbows, of living color
Flashes of lightning, rolls of thunder
Blessing and honor, strength and
Glory and power be
To You the Only Wise King,
Yeah

Holy, Holy, Holy
Is the Lord God Almighty
Who was, and is, and is to come
With all creation I sing:
Praise to the King of Kings!
You are my everything,
And I will adore You

Filled with wonder,
Awestruck wonder
At the mention of Your Name
Jesus, Your Name is Power
Breath, and Living Water
Such a marvelous mystery
Yeah...

Holy, Holy, Holy
Is the Lord God Almighty
Who was, and is, and is to come
With all creation I sing:
Praise to the King of Kings!
You are my everything,
And I will adore You

Morning Meeting With My Master Teacher
It is time for me to meet with my Master Teacher and so I am going to see what he thinks about the blog so far. Maybe he will give me some more clues or at least let me know if I am on the right track. BRB.

OK, I had a great session with my Master Teacher but nothing noteworthy. He just reminded me that I have a lot of Master Teachers besides him who help my with my work and to be sure to ask for help anytime. He liked the idea I had for a “stop at the John” on this epistemological road trip; he said it was creative. He just wanted me to add a song, as he so often does. The clue he gave me to look up is “right on target.”

Well, this is amazing. Here’s what came to the top of the YouTube search. Nice song.

“right on target.”
PAUL PARKER - RIGHT ON TARGET (1982)

 

P.S. If you don't "get" the connection between "midmorning sunshine glooms the sky" and "it's the darkest before dawn," it will be clear soon.
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Friday, September 17, 2010

Intermission: Open Letter to All of the Johns of the World


Howdy John,

I had a dream about Joe last night (I dream about him a lot) and he said he hopes you followed up and bought his book because he wants you to read pages 21 through 24, the section called, “Playing With the Queen of Hearts: The Joker Ain’t the Only Fool in FIDUROD.” (Isn’t that a hilarious title?) He said that there is a special message for you and if you can’t decode it, at least it will give you an understanding of the big picture.

The way he stated it was that you are “lost in the FIDURODian details and angst,” whatever that means. I did not ask him; I figured it wasn’t my business.  However, FIDUROD is an acronym for the paradigm the majority of the world, especially the education world, operates under and in this section he introduces this paradigm and explains what all of the letters for FIDUROD mean.

Joe is so funny. He turned FIDUROD into a puzzle and he told me the answer to it. The clue is in the title of this section of the book: “Playing With the Queen of Hearts: The Joker Ain’t the Only Fool in FIDUROD.” Can you decipher FIDUROD and figure out who the other fool is? No one I know has been able to figure it out, but maybe you can. It’s very funny. Let me know when you do figure it out and you will pass the test -- and I’ll give you the next puzzle in Joe’s book (there are a lot of them!). Maybe you will solve enough of Joe's puzzles to earn your PhD!!!

Vanessa

P.S. My Master Teacher had given me the clue yesterday, “I get it” to look up a video on YouTube. Check it out. It is so funny! I have worked in many of the very same types of corporate settings far too often, which makes finding and taking a job very, very difficult for me. I don't want to work for another John. I feel sorry for anyone who has a boss like the guy in this video:

Chevelle - I Get It   LYRICS


Tomorrow:
Back to the task at hand, Midmorning Sunshine Glooms the Sky: An Epistemological Journey, Part 9!!!

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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Midmorning Sunshine Glooms the Sky: An Epistemological Journey, Part 8 PLUS A Storm Did Brew


Yesterday’s analysis was very rushed and there may be some mistakes in it, so when I return to this part of the circle (these analyses are like spinning in the hermeneutic circle and you have to go around a few times before you come out with the “best” interpretation as selected based on the criteria Joe published in his work) I will make adjustments as necesary.

So, as I said, there may be some mistakes and I definitely provided only a very brief analysis which will need to be expanded upon. Yesterday, I happened to come across some great material that will assist with that very task (I am always led to the perfect resources). The first two links will take you to videos in which a reputable professor, who has done and continues to do extensive research that relates to these things, explains a perspective that is helpful. Again, it is one perspective, although it is a synthesized perspective of many perspectives and world views, much as Joe has presented in his work. And Tiller’s perspective is mathematically and scientifically detailed in his books as well as some of his papers which are posted on his website, The William A. Tiller Foundation (see the link below the videos).

Following the videos are the Tiller Foundation’s Mission statements. I have included them here because I think they are exemplary statements (something not typically found on foundation web sites) and I happen to agree with and support each and every statement. Just as note, psychoenergetics refers to the interaction between consciousness, physical matter, and energy. William A. Tiller provides scientific experiments and mathematical explanations that complement quantum theory mathematics.

William Tiller Part 1
William Tiller Part 2


               The William A. Tiller Foundation

OUR MISSION

  1. To design and conduct careful laboratory experiments in the psychoenergetics area to reveal in quantitative detail how human consciousness interacts with the various energies and materials of physical reality as well as the higher dimensional aspects of our overall reality.
  2. To construct and test a satisfactory theoretical model of nature that quantitatively explains the experimental data that we and others gather via our psychoenergetics studies.
  3. To build a reliable bridge of understanding for nature’s manifold expressions that (a) seamlessly joins with today’s conventional scientific understanding of our outer spacetime world, on one end, (b) passes through the various subtle domains of inner reality in the middle and (c) strongly joins with the domain of spirit on the other end.
  4. To communicate this new understanding to the world in all possible formats so as to inspire and uplift our entire human family to a deeper awareness of, and the great potential of, their own inner resources as well as the inner resources of global nature.
  5. To continuously acknowledge and appreciate the wisdom and helpful guidance from unseen colleagues functioning in the highest dimensional domains.
  6. To apply this new understanding in all possible ways to enrich all humans and all technologies present in the world today.
  7. To apply this new understanding towards the creation of new science and new technologies that solve problems and difficulties present in today’s world so that all of humanity can evolve to a higher level of beingness in the overall reality.
  8. To create organizations in the world, needed for the conduct of and dissemination of the fruits of this new understanding, that are based only on win/win principles and fairness in profit sharing. Only in this way can we move away from the selfishness, greed and material entrapments and practices of today’s world.
  9. As much as possible, we will not allow these new scientific understandings to be controlled by military agencies.
  10. To hold true to and practice these principles of action with the highest personal integrity.

Meetings With My Master Teacher
Yesterday, my teacher told me a storm was brewing in relation to my university and he was not kidding. I have not even dared to check my emails today yet to see what’s next. I just want to do my research; it would be nice if I was allowed the resources to make it happen. The university balks at anything that might level the playing field for people such as myself with no money, whether it is a request to in some way increase the budget and funding or increase the timeline. Wow, I am just totally flabbergasted that honest knowledge production in education has so many obstacles, gates, doors, monsters, lions, dragons, witches, etc. You make a request or try to move knowledge forward and all of these characters come out of the woodwork.

IT IS NO WONDER EDUCATION IS

STUCK IN THE DARK AGES!!!

This simply MUST change! Last night my teacher gave me the following clue for music: “untangled.” This morning he gave me another clue, “get it.” I will look these up on YouTube right now and see what comes to the top.

“untangled.” Wow, this is intense. I don’t watch this garbage; I don’t watch tv at all, and all I can say is, if people watch junk like LOST, it is no wonder they are so violent and emotionally bankrupt and LOST.

LOST Untangled - Dr. Linus - Lost





This next video that came up on the clue "get it" reminds me of my struggles with the university and trying to move up in society. The scene takes place in a high rise executive firm. The guy in the video wanted to get on the elevator, but he was told by an elite master, “this elevator is for winners – not you!” and shoves him away and waves bye-bye as the elevator door closes. It shows the guy working as a slave, not even having enough time to eat lunch (he works while he eats), which is the typical job today. To make it worse, the big boss man stole the guy’s food! Yes, that happens in my life everyday. I totally relate.

Next, this guy is humiliated in the board room. The big wigs PRETEND they are listening to him and agree with him, but in the final analysis they tell him NO and they all laugh and make a big joke of it. I have experienced that SO MANY TIMES! I am sure this is why my teacher brought this video up for me. This is a big game that those in power love to play. They always PRETEND they are listening as if your puny voice counts, and then they slam it to you that you ain’t worth shit and tell you NO (to whatever it is you are asking) and then they TALK AND LAUGH behind your back. Yes, indeed, the first video above was so representative of the VIOLENCE these elite power-wielding people operate from. It is time to put this all out on the table, and this video does exactly that. There is much more to this video and honestly, it represents precisely some of the goings on in the executive world and other workplaces; I recommend watching it and listening to the lyrics. It ends kind of funny . . . I “get it.” I think my teacher is just giving me the message that it is good to keep a sense of humor throughout it all.


“get it.”
Chevelle - I Get It   LYRICS

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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Midmorning Sunshine Glooms the Sky: An Epistemological Journey, Part 7 PLUS A Brewing Storm


I have my own interpretation of the poem from yesterday, Ulalum, by Edgar Allen Poe (scroll down to yesterday’s blog to see it). Most of the interpretations are all doom and gloom, which is probably why this poem was brought up in the search on the clue, “midmorning sunshine glooms the sky.” My interpretation is different. The guy is not talking to his own soul like some of the interpretations try to say; that is nonsense. He found his twin flame soul mate – Psyche and helped her realize that she has been lied to. There are no “ghouls” whatsoever as they have discovered “from the secret that lies in these wolds.” She was afraid at first, but he sent his love, even kissed her, and then she saw the light and followed it up to be with him which was toward what was referred to in the poem as Heaven, which is a good thing. She became brave enough to pass the lion which was a mere illusion as she discovered. The “ghoulish” people tried to keep her scared by trying to say that demons were attracting her and that she could not travel there, except through death (thus the “lengended tomb” with her name on it) but she was not convinced of the lies and realized it was a setup to keep her from the truth and to keep her from being happy. At the end of the poem it talks about how the “limbo of lunary souls” on this planet which is much like Hell, which is pretty much the way earth is. But the poem is saying there will be a mass awakening to the truth. This poem was a prediction of what is happening to many people today, and therefore, I believe it was a channeled poem that came down through Edgar Allen Poe. People are finding their twin flame soul mates and awakening to the truth – that the ghouls have been lying to keep them stupid and unhappy. I like this last part -- notice that the couple -- the narrator and Psyche, his long lost love, are together now at the end and they are being sarcastic about what had happened:

Said we, then—the two, then—"Ah, can it       
Have been that the woodlandish ghouls—       
The pitiful, the merciful ghouls—
To bar up our way and to ban it       
From the secret that lies in these wolds—       
From the thing that lies hidden in these wolds—
Had drawn up the spectre of a planet       
From the limbo of lunary souls—
This sinfully scintillant planet       
From the Hell of the planetary souls?" 
 

Note that most people will interpret “wold” to mean forest but that is not the only definition. It is interesting that wold also means, An unforested rolling plain” according to thefreedictionary.com, and this corresponds to how Einstein has defined space. It is not empty; it consists of rolling waves and energy as near as we can define it for the moment. How interesting is that? And these waves, when they are intercepted, form information that certain people are able to pick up on, or perceive. And there are even connections between all things and people throughout this so-called “empty” space, including what Erwin Schrodinger called “entanglement” and which Einstein said was “spooky.” I wonder if that could explain twin flame soul mates and their eternal connection.

This is a very brief interpretation because I am still very, very busy and there are many issues I am working on that are not necessarily pleasant and they occupy inordinate amounts of time. Check the other “TRUE” interpretations that were posted yesterday along with the poem and determine for yourself whether or not I might just have a valid and highly original interpretation based on my own phenomenological experiences.

My Meetings With My Master Teacher
I am a bit concerned. Most of his advice for me the past two days has centered on some important projects, but last night he said a big storm is brewing regarding a request I put into my university….I have no idea what that will entail, but I do know this much: most of those people do not have a clue what it’s like to not have resources needed to conduct scholarly research. The elite people get all kinds of help: money, advice, writing and editing, transcribing services, statistical analysis of their research, help with coding, and the list goes on. The peons, however, while their money is good up to a certain point, after that they are disposable commodities because they do not have the resources (time and/or money and connections). And that is the way of the world – or as Edgar Allen Poe put it, it is the way of “the pitiful, merciful ghouls” that run the show (perhaps those money masters). And yes, Edgar Allen Poe was being sarcastic by that statement (I just received “the word.”).

The following song appeared a day ago so I will use it since my teacher did not leave me with a song (he’s very busy too with some monumental work). I just hope the storm he was talking about blows away.

Ghostwriter – Official Video

3:04 pm | link 

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Do You Have Dreams About Trains? PLUS Midmorning Sunshine Glooms the Sky: An Epistemological Journey, Part 6


Since We Last Spoke RJD2




A lot of people I have been talking to lately have been dreaming about trains and train tracks. This video above just popped up for me today for no good reason, but it certainly reminds me of the dreams I also have been having – trains and train tracks everywhere. In one dream I was parked in a car at a train crossing that was very close to a train station. I was warning everyone I could get through to, to NOT to get on the train because it was going to crash at the station in New York (I have a lot of dreams about New York, too and things crashing there. In fact, I had a dream that a ferry there crashed and then the next day it happened. Weird). I did convince some people, but not everyone, to stay off the train. Friends of mine have also had dreams of trains, but some of them dream of getting on the train. I am not sure that this is what we should do. I think we should stay off the trains and indeed, the guy in this video was smart and did not get on the train. He jumped fences, went over gates, ran through doors, and took the elevator to the tenth level. What do you suppose is the significance of that?. . . more later.

Wow, my teacher has overloaded me with work! But he said that there is lots of help and there has been. I have been so divinely led to the perfect solutions for what I am working on, and that saves me so much time. Plus, in dreamland I remember meetings with some very important people who are guiding and directing my efforts. PLUS my teacher gave me the secret as to one important interpretation of “the gift of power.” It’s very exciting, but I will have to discuss that another time.

Because I am so busy today, I am dropping off this assignment below for people who are interested and just as soon as I get a break, I will cover it in more detail. So, below is the second video in the five provided from the clue given back at the beginning of this project on Thursday, September 9, 2010, “midmorning sunshine glooms the sky.” Given that the same clue brought up all five of these videos, the assumption is that they all five relate even though they seem unrelated. The job, the assignment is to analyze each video from multiple perspectives and then somehow pull it all together and come with something that makes sense of it all. That’s about all I can say today. It’s about all I have time for: I have three very high priority projects competing for my time.

Below this video are some links that will help interpret this poem. Explore the various interpretations and think up your own original interpretation. Tomorrow, I will give you my interpretation or interpretations, whichever the case may be.

Ulalum - Edgar Allen Poe

To -- -- --. Ulalume: A Ballad
by Edgar Allan Poe

The skies they were ashen and sober;       
The leaves they were crispéd and sere—       
The leaves they were withering and sere;
It was night in the lonesome October       
Of my most immemorial year;
It was hard by the dim lake of Auber,       
In the misty mid region of Weir—
It was down by the dank tarn of Auber,       
In the ghoul-haunted woodland of Weir.  
Here once, through an alley Titanic,       
Of cypress, I roamed with my Soul—       
Of cypress, with Psyche, my Soul.
These were days when my heart was volcanic       
As the scoriac rivers that roll—       
As the lavas that restlessly roll
Their sulphurous currents down Yaanek       
In the ultimate climes of the pole—
That groan as they roll down Mount Yaanek       
In the realms of the boreal pole.  
Our talk had been serious and sober,       
But our thoughts they were palsied and sere—       
Our memories were treacherous and sere—
For we knew not the month was October,       
And we marked not the night of the year—       
(Ah, night of all nights in the year!)
We noted not the dim lake of Auber—       
(Though once we had journeyed down here)—
We remembered not the dank tarn of Auber,       
Nor the ghoul-haunted woodland of Weir.  
And now, as the night was senescent       
And star-dials pointed to morn—       
As the star-dials hinted of morn—
At the end of our path a liquescent       
And nebulous lustre was born,
Out of which a miraculous crescent       
Arose with a duplicate horn—
Astarte's bediamonded crescent       
Distinct with its duplicate horn.  
And I said—"She is warmer than Dian:       
She rolls through an ether of sighs—       
She revels in a region of sighs:
She has seen that the tears are not dry on       
These cheeks, where the worm never dies,
And has come past the stars of the Lion       
To point us the path to the skies—       
To the Lethean peace of the skies—
Come up, in despite of the Lion,       
To shine on us with her bright eyes—
Come up through the lair of the Lion,       
With love in her luminous eyes."  
But Psyche, uplifting her finger,       
Said—"Sadly this star I mistrust—       
Her pallor I strangely mistrust:—
Oh, hasten! oh, let us not linger!       
Oh, fly!—let us fly!—for we must."
In terror she spoke, letting sink her       
Wings till they trailed in the dust—
In agony sobbed, letting sink her       
Plumes till they trailed in the dust—       
Till they sorrowfully trailed in the dust.  
I replied—"This is nothing but dreaming:       
Let us on by this tremulous light!       
Let us bathe in this crystalline light!
Its Sybilic splendor is beaming       
With Hope and in Beauty to-night:—       
See!—it flickers up the sky through the night!
Ah, we safely may trust to its gleaming,       
And be sure it will lead us aright—
We safely may trust to a gleaming       
That cannot but guide us aright,       
Since it flickers up to Heaven through the night."  
Thus I pacified Psyche and kissed her,       
And tempted her out of her gloom—       
And conquered her scruples and gloom:
And we passed to the end of the vista,       
But were stopped by the door of a tomb—       
By the door of a legended tomb;
And I said—"What is written, sweet sister,       
On the door of this legended tomb?"       
She replied—"Ulalume—Ulalume—       
'Tis the vault of thy lost Ulalume!"  
Then my heart it grew ashen and sober       
As the leaves that were crispèd and sere—       
As the leaves that were withering and sere,
And I cried—"It was surely October       
On this very night of last year       
That I journeyed—I journeyed down here—       
That I brought a dread burden down here—       
On this night of all nights in the year,       
Oh, what demon has tempted me here?
Well I know, now, this dim lake of Auber—       
This misty mid region of Weir—
Well I know, now, this dank tarn of Auber—       
In the ghoul-haunted woodland of Weir."  
Said we, then—the two, then—"Ah, can it       
Have been that the woodlandish ghouls—       
The pitiful, the merciful ghouls—
To bar up our way and to ban it       
From the secret that lies in these wolds—       
From the thing that lies hidden in these wolds—
Had drawn up the spectre of a planet       
From the limbo of lunary souls—
This sinfully scintillant planet       
From the Hell of the planetary souls?" 
 

Source: More Edgar Allen Poe About this poem      
A Study Guide for Ulalum

10:37 am | link 

Monday, September 13, 2010

Midmorning Sunshine Glooms the Sky: An Epistemological Journey, Part 5 PLUS Justice for All


We are still working on analysis of the first video (scroll down to see yesterday’s blog for the video I am referring to). The person who posted it is absolutely convinced that HAARP is changing our weather. Is that possible? It takes some deep research to figure that one out. What would be great is if we had some insider information.

I searched on “HAARP Insider information” and found some great sites! This first one, below, has a ton of information and lots of great photos, if you click on the links. You will see right away that it is a U.S. Air Force Installation. That says a lot right there: Something sneaky is going on. You cannot trust the U.S. Air Force.

HAARP Danger Room   Link

Here are some great videos for HAARP and it looks like they may lead us right back to the Money Masters. Check them out!

Videos About HAARP

There is SO MUCH information about HAARP, how do you ever sort it all out?

HAARP insider information


That’s your homework: figure out what the “truth” is about HAARP. Of course, if you understand Joe’s theory, there is no one final truth, but if you take time to get multiple views on a topic, you can get pretty damn close to figuring out what’s really going on. When the Internet is totally flooded with all kinds of conspiracy theories like this one is, as can be seen if you look at the above links, that only means one thing: the money masters are hiding something from us and they want to keep it obfuscated through a flood of misinformation and disinformation which makes it difficult for us to sort fantasy, fact, truth, etc. from fiction. How do we get through this jungle? Joe left some answers for us in his work. What did he advise?

Meetings With My Master Teacher
My teacher finally came up with some cash in hand for me, some green stuff (energy), so I can cease worrying so much!!! I apologized to him for worrying because I knew that was not right, but I do try so hard not to worry. We simply MUST have faith and trust that the good universe will meet our needs – if we don’t we will just keep finding ourselves in the very same place over and over again, spinning on that perpetual wheel and wondering, “When will we ever learn?” So, I truly felt bad because I have much progress yet to make in this area and I felt bad because it may seem like a sign of not giving him the respect and honor he deserves – of unwavering trust and faith. I must overcome feeling unworthy of the great love he gives me along the great love from all of the people we are working together with on our mission. This earth life has really ingrained a lot of bad stuff in my brain that I have to keep reprogramming in order to override it. Like Bush said, and he should know, “It’s hard work.” Of course, my teacher knows that and is very patient. He never allows me to get set back too far with the pain or fear that comes to the surface before he provides me relief. This is a good thing!

I finally understand what my dream yesterday was about – the dream I described in yesterday’s blog in which Joe and I were standing on a wide open prairie and we could see for hundreds of miles around us in all directions and I had stated, “It’s all yours.” What it really represented, according to my Master Teacher and what I felt about it, is the achievement of total freedom and justice for all. You see, I took seriously that Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag I was forced to recite every day in elementary school. You know where it ends with indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. I think it’s a shared dream of many people: Chief Joseph, Joe, Chief Lame Deer (father and son), Einstein with his search for the theory of unity, and many, many more people who I still need to learn about.

There are so many people working together now on this shared dream: JUSTICE FOR ALL that there is no doubt it is going to happen in some very big ways. Maybe not today and maybe not tomorrow, but it is on the way. And besides, as they say: the future is now – and I feel that future very close. It is not a hopeless utopian dream at all.

The lyrics to look up for today as given to me by my teacher are, “Life is grand.” This is a great sign because it means that Justice for All has already happened. The present just needs to catch up with the future, and that is exactly what is happening for many of us. If you understand physics, this is not a crazy idea. If you view this as a crazy idea, I would suggest getting up to date on your science education or you will be left behind in the dust and that would not be a good thing at all.

Here is the song that popped to the top of a YouTube search:

“Life is grand”

Ain't Life Grand (Widespread Panic)

12:42 pm | link 

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Dreams of Freedom and Justice PLUS Midmorning Sunshine Glooms the Sky: An Epistemological Journey, Part 4

Last night I had a really strange dream. First, I was gallivanting all across a reservation, doing all kinds of things, but I don’t remember what; I was having a great time. This is not my first dream about being on a reservation with the Sioux Indian tribe during which they teach me their ways. And I am not sure if these are dreams of the past, present or future. Some great things are happening though. I think these are present and future dreams. Just before I woke up, I was standing in the middle of land that stretched out for hundreds of miles all around. I was standing there, out in the middle of “nowhere” with Joe. And yet, somehow the dream symbolized for me
Chief Joseph as well, who I wrote about in yesterday’s blog. As I discussed, the U.S. government had “given” him a reservation for him and his people and then reduced it to just 10% because gold was found and the U.S. wanted the gold. Only the Money Masters who are the ones in power (the topic of my last epistemological journey) could do such a thing: STEAL someone’s land for its resources (that really belong to all of us and at the same time it belongs to none of us) and then “give” them land to live on, and then steal the majority of that back. It is very sick and twisted.

Anyway, in this dream, all of the land had been given back and there was a great feeling of freedom and justice as we looked in all directions; I simply made the statement, “it’s all yours.” Well, that had great significance to me for some reason in relation to both Joe and Chief Joseph. It relates to one of my favorite Bible verses: “Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth.” I think that day is coming sooner than people realize. It is a good time to have been one of the “meek” or, as people referred to Joe, “humble.” The tables are flipping (review my previous blogs to see the “table flip.”) Or, as Obama said, it is time to turn the page.

How does this relate to HAARP and the first video being analyzed for this current  epistemological road journey? Many people seem to believe HAARP is controlling the weather and the cloud formations as the person who posted the video seems to think. My thoughts are, if this is indeed happening, the HAARP people are messing around with something much bigger and more powerful than they are – the cosmos! Check out the cloud formations I came across (and these look much like the cloud formations in this person’s video). Now, really, can HAARP cause LOVE in the SKY? I don’t think so.

Here’s a great activity. I already posted a free instructional activity for all ages to take photos of the sky and then identify objects and such. This video is another resource! Stop the video at various points and see if you can identify interesting objects in the cloud formations!

Chemtrails-over-Mayo Ireland: HAARP WAVES AND GLOOM - AUGUST 09


And here’s an interesting shot from the video above – it has orbs. Of course, many people think those sorts of orbs are just reflections from the lens, but that is not always the case. I have seen some very interesting photos with orbs.

sky

One perspective here is not to worry about HAARP. It’s good not to worry. They cannot overpower the universe, not even when it comes to making cloud formations and weather. If they had power over that, they would not allow LOVE in the Sky right here in Oregon, which is not all that far from their little project. Keep in mind that this is just ONE perspective and the person who posted the video had a different perspective. Just what is HAARP, anyway? What are chemtrails? What is going on and why? What is the science behind it? I will be back with more. In the meantime if you are curious, do some homework.


Meetings With My Master Teacher

We did not discuss this epistemological task I’ve been covering in the blogs; we have more important things on the agenda. He just gave me this blog assignment to give me something fun to do and to introduce people who are not accustomed to the idea, the value in obtaining many perspectives on complicated issues such as HAARP so that they do not get all hung up on just one “true” meaning of it all. There are so many things going on behind the scenes (outside of our perceptual awareness) and some of these things are very good! We can begin to get clues about them if we stop worrying so much and try to find the signs – like Love in the Sky.
 

The song below came to me today and it is relevant to several concurrent events happening in my life right now related to the work I am doing. What do YOU need to stop doing to keep from breaking someone’s heart? There are many ways to interpret this song!!!

The Supremes-Stop! In The Name Of Love

2:24 pm | link 

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Midmorning Sunshine Glooms the Sky: An Epistemological Journey, Part 3 PLUS Chief Joseph and His GOLD Is On My Mind


This is the continuing interpretation of the five videos brought up by the clue
: midmorning sunshine glooms the sky During the first go-through, I am going to present a literal interpretation mainly because I am really busy right now and also because I will need to think about all of these videos for awhile: What are the interconnecting links to them all? Why did they ALL show up for this odd search term that indicated there were NO matching videos? This epistemological journey began September 9, if you want to review the background information.

This is video 1/5. The person who posted this to YouTube feels that HAARP is causing weird clouds and interfering with the weather patterns. Is this true? Does HAARP cause weird cloud formations? I wonder if HAARP caused the weird cloud formations during my brief walk in my neighborhood. You can view those here: Love in the Clouds. If HAARP caused these maybe it’s a good thing. I will have to research all of this some more! Check out the video and do some of your own research. Is HAARP good or bad? It is interesting how the person carefully documented these observations, but has not made it clear how HAARP is the cause. If you study weather and climate, you will come to realize weather can be anything (it is very unpredictable) and that climate has been determined by observations over a very long period of time that averages out all of the unpredictable incidents of weather. This is one area where positivistic science is useful, but many people hold huge misconceptions. Does weather mean anything at all? Are we REALLY experiencing “global warming” or is this another created problem for which our great money masters are waiting in the wings to provide a solution (as they scheme to steal more of our money)? Research it! There are many reputable scientists who do not believe we are experiencing global warming and that we may even be at risk for another “Little Ice Age.” Check it out! Chemtrails . . . that’s another story.

Chemtrails-over-Mayo Ireland: HAARP WAVES AND GLOOM - AUGUST 09


sorrowfulsun
| September 02, 2009 August sky diary. I have not altered these photos in any way. After wettest July for 50 years, August was as wet, and dark too. (Some days it was too dark and wet to take photos.)

Noisy aircraft overhead, chemtrailing every day, and during the night too, judging by the early morning sky.

There have been many days when Haarpy waves have appeared in the sky.

Trails were laid precisely to cover the path of the sun to deprive us of its light and warmth.

Unbelievable levels of rainfall: ground is sodden, plants are swimming, vegetable plants are stunted, flowers are rotting on their stems and leaves are already falling from the trees. We have needed an electric light on in the house, to be able to read. Some days have been as dark as night.

The lack of sunlight has been very disturbing, and also we have had regular heavy grey or even reddish mist or fog seeming to descend from the artificial, low black cloud cover.

Towards the end of the month, rusty coloured clouds have appeared as if from nowhere, and the late afternoon sky has been pink in the east!

From 11 May 2009 onwards they have been blotting out the sun, and in August we have been drowning in the dark!

Health effects we have observed: very sore eyes - almost difficult to open them in the morning; sore lungs and breathing problems; aching muscles and painful joints; unusual and unexplained extreme lethargy and sleepiness on some days mid month.

The dog has been itching and irritable, especially when there are waves in the sky. 


Chief Joseph and His Gold Is On My Mind

I am not sure why I get led to some of the research that I do; I believe it is divinely inspired. I had a dream last night about the significance of the end of September and for some reason my research took me to Chief Joseph. It was the end of September when he was trying to take a group of his people to Canada, but they were cornered on October 5, 1877 and he vowed to never fight again, but to attempt to handle everything by peaceful means. Here is a heartbreaking account of his life and influence: Chief Joseph. September is also significant relative to Chief Joseph because he passed away on September 21, 1904. Chief Joseph is significant to Oregon history, the state I have spent most of my life in. Sadly, after the U.S. had “given” Chief Joseph and other Indian peoples large tracts of land here and in Washington and Idaho, it was reduced to 10% of the original agreement.

Why? Because GOLD was found and the U.S. wanted the gold. I wonder if that is why the U.S. owns so much land in the western U.S; those moguls at the top are sitting on the riches. I was taught that they set up national preserves so the land would not be destroyed the way the Eastern U.S. had been by settlers and what they called “civilization” and this is all in the best interest of the American people….I now question everything. Interestingly, I just posted two days ago about being informed of there being gold in the hills (it is classified for now which hills, but if you find the right geographical map, there is an image of an angel, which I thought was kind of funny. The cosmos has a great sense of humor and you can see it everywhere if you look. I can say this much: the hills are here in Oregon. I wonder . . . perhaps the mission we are supposed to be on is to get that gold in environmentally friendly ways and give it to the people it belongs to. That would be justice.

Meetings With My Master Teacher
I was so upset again yesterday that I played hooky and did not meet with my teacher last night. Of course, all is fine with that. He sent me a song (below) I guess he just wanted to remind me he is still available whenever I need him or have questions. This morning’s meeting was very brief and I was simply told that today will bring me some relief relating to my money woes, so I was happy to get that message. Well, I need to get on with my work. It seems my university wants me to hurry with my dissertation for some odd reason. Little do they know that my divine instructions are to take my sweet time and that there is a divine reason for that. More later . . .
Bombshell Rocks - "Bloodbrothers"

9:53 am | link 

Friday, September 10, 2010

Midmorning Sunshine Glooms the Sky: An Epistemological Journey, Part 2

Yesterday, we embarked on a new epistemological journey! Read yesterday’s blog to see how we got where we are today.

Below are all of the videos that popped up on the weird search clue my teacher gave me. The videos all look unrelated, however, there are distinctive interrelationships that, upon analysis, will provide shocking new perspectives.

Now, do your homework! Beginning tomorrow, I will go through these one at a time, and then I wil interweave them all together with their interconnecting aspects like magic! Also, you might want to prepare for the last video with David Wilcock by reviewing this blog I wrote last November. Some people think David Wilcock has it all figured out and some people think he’s a scam artist and a fake. They’re Back! Have Edgar Cayce and His Friends Been Born Again? Thursday, November 12, 2009

Wow, this is going to be fun! I have no idea where I am being led; I just follow along. The search clue that brought up the videos below: midmorning sunshine glooms the sky

Chemtrails-over-Mayo Ireland: HAARP WAVES AND GLOOM - AUGUST 09


sorrowfulsun
| September 02, 2009 August sky diary. I have not altered these photos in any way. After wettest July for 50 years, August was as wet, and dark too. (Some days it was too dark and wet to take photos.)

Noisy aircraft overhead, chemtrailing every day, and during the night too, judging by the early morning sky.

There have been many days when Haarpy waves have appeared in the sky.

Trails were laid precisely to cover the path of the sun to deprive us of its light and warmth.

Unbelievable levels of rainfall: ground is sodden, plants are swimming, vegetable plants are stunted, flowers are rotting on their stems and leaves are already falling from the trees. We have needed an electric light on in the house, to be able to read. Some days have been as dark as night.

The lack of sunlight has been very disturbing, and also we have had regular heavy grey or even reddish mist or fog seeming to descend from the artificial, low black cloud cover.

Towards the end of the month, rusty coloured clouds have appeared as if from nowhere, and the late afternoon sky has been pink in the east!

From 11 May 2009 onwards they have been blotting out the sun, and in August we have been drowning in the dark!

Health effects we have observed: very sore eyes - almost difficult to open them in the morning; sore lungs and breathing problems; aching muscles and painful joints; unusual and unexplained extreme lethargy and sleepiness on some days mid month.

The dog has been itching and irritable, especially when there are waves in the sky.
 
 
Ulalum - Edgar Allen Poe
 
To -- -- --. Ulalume: A Ballad
by Edgar Allan Poe

The skies they were ashen and sober;       
The leaves they were crispéd and sere— 
      
The leaves they were withering and sere;
It was night in the lonesome October       
Of my most immemorial year;
It was hard by the dim lake of Auber,       
In the misty mid region of Weir—
It was down by the dank tarn of Auber,       
In the ghoul-haunted woodland of Weir. 
 
Here once, through an alley Titanic,       
Of cypress, I roamed with my Soul— 
      
Of cypress, with Psyche, my Soul.
These were days when my heart was volcanic       
As the scoriac rivers that roll— 
      
As the lavas that restlessly roll
Their sulphurous currents down Yaanek       
In the ultimate climes of the pole—
That groan as they roll down Mount Yaanek       
In the realms of the boreal pole. 
 
Our talk had been serious and sober,       
But our thoughts they were palsied and sere— 
      
Our memories were treacherous and sere—
For we knew not the month was October,       
And we marked not the night of the year— 
      
(Ah, night of all nights in the year!)
We noted not the dim lake of Auber—       
(Though once we had journeyed down here)—
We remembered not the dank tarn of Auber,       
Nor the ghoul-haunted woodland of Weir. 
 
And now, as the night was senescent       
And star-dials pointed to morn— 
      
As the star-dials hinted of morn—
At the end of our path a liquescent       
And nebulous lustre was born,
Out of which a miraculous crescent       
Arose with a duplicate horn—
Astarte's bediamonded crescent       
Distinct with its duplicate horn. 
 
And I said—"She is warmer than Dian:       
She rolls through an ether of sighs— 
      
She revels in a region of sighs:
She has seen that the tears are not dry on       
These cheeks, where the worm never dies,
And has come past the stars of the Lion       
To point us the path to the skies— 
      
To the Lethean peace of the skies—
Come up, in despite of the Lion,       
To shine on us with her bright eyes—
Come up through the lair of the Lion,       
With love in her luminous eyes." 
 
But Psyche, uplifting her finger,       
Said—"Sadly this star I mistrust— 
      
Her pallor I strangely mistrust:—
Oh, hasten! oh, let us not linger!       
Oh, fly!—let us fly!—for we must."
In terror she spoke, letting sink her       
Wings till they trailed in the dust—
In agony sobbed, letting sink her       
Plumes till they trailed in the dust— 
      
Till they sorrowfully trailed in the dust. 
 
I replied—"This is nothing but dreaming:       
Let us on by this tremulous light! 
      
Let us bathe in this crystalline light!
Its Sybilic splendor is beaming       
With Hope and in Beauty to-night:— 
      
See!—it flickers up the sky through the night!
Ah, we safely may trust to its gleaming,       
And be sure it will lead us aright—
We safely may trust to a gleaming       
That cannot but guide us aright, 
      
Since it flickers up to Heaven through the night." 
 
Thus I pacified Psyche and kissed her,       
And tempted her out of her gloom— 
      
And conquered her scruples and gloom:
And we passed to the end of the vista,       
But were stopped by the door of a tomb— 
      
By the door of a legended tomb;
And I said—"What is written, sweet sister,       
On the door of this legended tomb?" 
      
She replied—"Ulalume—Ulalume— 
      
'Tis the vault of thy lost Ulalume!" 
 
Then my heart it grew ashen and sober       
As the leaves that were crispèd and sere— 
      
As the leaves that were withering and sere,
And I cried—"It was surely October       
On this very night of last year 
      
That I journeyed—I journeyed down here— 
      
That I brought a dread burden down here— 
      
On this night of all nights in the year, 
      
Oh, what demon has tempted me here?
Well I know, now, this dim lake of Auber—       
This misty mid region of Weir—
Well I know, now, this dank tarn of Auber—       
In the ghoul-haunted woodland of Weir." 
 
Said we, then—the two, then—"Ah, can it       
Have been that the woodlandish ghouls— 
      
The pitiful, the merciful ghouls—
To bar up our way and to ban it       
From the secret that lies in these wolds— 
      
From the thing that lies hidden in these wolds—
Had drawn up the spectre of a planet       
From the limbo of lunary souls—
This sinfully scintillant planet       
From the Hell of the planetary souls?" 
 

Source: More Edgar Allen Poe
About this poem      
A Study Guide for Ulalum

The next video is interesting. It has a background song while the text presents something else. Since my Master Teacher had told me I would like the song, I searched the song on You Tube, which turned out to be "Revelation Song" so now we have two videos here to analyze together.
The Dusty Sandals Poem 4 YouTube.wmv


Revelation Song Worship Phillips, Craig, and Dean

 

Song:Revelation Song

Album:Fearless
Artist:Phillips, Craig, and Dean

Worthy is the,
Lamb who was slain
Holy, Holy, is He
Sing a new song, to Him who sits on
Heaven's Mercy Seat

Worthy is the,
Lamb who was slain
Holy, Holy, is He
Sing a new song, to Him who sits on
Heaven's Mercy Seat

Holy, Holy, Holy
Is the Lord God Almighty
Who was, and is, and is to come
With all creation I sing:
Praise to the King of Kings!
You are my everything,
And I will adore You

Clothed in rainbows, of living color
Flashes of lightning, rolls of thunder
Blessing and honor, strength and
Glory and power be
To You the Only Wise King,
Yeah

Holy, Holy, Holy
Is the Lord God Almighty
Who was, and is, and is to come
With all creation I sing:
Praise to the King of Kings!
You are my everything,
And I will adore You

Filled with wonder,
Awestruck wonder
At the mention of Your Name
Jesus, Your Name is Power
Breath, and Living Water
Such a marvelous mystery
Yeah...

Holy, Holy, Holy
Is the Lord God Almighty
Who was, and is, and is to come
With all creation I sing:
Praise to the King of Kings!
You are my everything,
And I will adore You
 

Hum Saath Saath Hain - Full Length Bollywood Movie - Salman Khan, Saif Ali Khan & Karishma Kapoor
 


DAVID WILCOCK at the Project Camelot Awake and Aware Conference, Los Angeles, Sept 2009

12:45 pm | link 

Thursday, September 9, 2010

The Value of African Idioms and Proverbs; There is GOLD in Them Thar Hills!!! PLUS Midmorning Sunshine Glooms the Sky: An Epistemological Road Trip, Part 1

Yesterday, I mentioned the newly invented, “idiomic jokes.” I do not want to minimize the monumental contribution the use of idioms has to the educational process or how using idioms can insert humor which is great for increasing engagement with the subject being studied. There are many reasons for including idiom usage!

From my own personal perspective, I suspect that a lot of us from the lower strata of the hierarchy do not use or know the meanings of most idioms, or the idioms we do know differ from the idioms people in other classes or cultures know. I can remember the few times in my classes as a child when we studied the meanings of idioms (completely out of context, of course). I was amazed because, unlike me, other students actually knew what they meant. And even when I was told what a particular idiom meant, I just did not get it! So, as I learned, you either “get” what idioms mean or you don’t. There was no instruction in how to figure out what they meant and there was no context within which one could even find clues. This is yet another sorting mechanism of people into various classes. I am still very curious about how it is some students (even as children) knew what the idioms meant while to me they made no sense at all. Where did they learn this? What was different about my life that I did not learn the usage and meanings of these bizarre sentences and phrases called idioms? Why didn’t they give us more instruction in school in ways to research and decode idioms?

After reading Joe’s work, it all began to fall in place for me – which in my view is testimony to the great value of idiom usage in education to impact learning when used in context as he has done. Of course, he also used them creatively, which makes us all have to think that much harder. So, what are the values I see in inserting idioms into even scholarly work such as Joe had done in Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy: An Introduction?

Of course, it often adds humor and engagement, as I have mentioned. The idioms Joe used often require research into what they mean. If he changed them up in his own creative way, then even more research is required to figure out what idiom he is using. I know of one example in which he had creatively combined two idioms that meant the same thing, but he had created an entirely new idiom from them: “If wishes were pigs it would be harder to keep kosher” (p. 67). What two idioms formed the construction of this idiom? What does it mean in context of the text? It is a mind stretcher, that’s for sure, which is just another benefit of adding idioms within text. To be honest, while I have identified the two idioms, I have yet to interpret this new idiom Joe created here.

Among the values I see for idioms, (and I believe this should be researched in greater depth because these are only the highlights) include:

They may unite people if we are better able to understand each other. As I said, I never understood idioms until I read Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy: An Introduction, yet other people use idioms assuming you know what they mean.

The instructional use of idioms may contribute to “leveling the playing field” (that’s an idiom).

They give us new perspectives on issues and problems.

They often are very funny and add humor to the “lesson plan.” This helps maintain interest and engagement.

They develop critical thinking skills and even complex criticality.They often have multiple meanings, so this forces us to think and analyze in order to determine – to interpret – the meaning or even multiple meanings intended by the person using the idiom.

Idioms have history. They often arise out of particular historical circumstances, so if we research the idiom, we can often learn something interesting about history.

Idioms arise from place. We can learn about geography where they originated.

Idioms arise from culture. We can learn about other cultures and their interpretations of common human experiences.

Idioms are etymological. We can learn a lot about words, the history of their evolution, the meanings of various roots, the language from which they derived, linguistics, etc.

Idioms are engaging because they compel us to learn more. What does that mean and how does it fit into this conversation? Thus, we learn research, interpretation, hermeneutic, and better communication skills by taking time to research and anayze idioms in context such as how Joe used them in his book.

And idioms can be hilariously funny. I think I already said that, but they are so much fun the way Joe used them. I still have to tally up how many babies he saved (from the bathwater).

Check out the idioms in Joe’s book, don’t just pass them by, analyze them and see if you don’t agree with my assessment of how he has used them. Along with the music and movies (which I call Easter eggs) and all of the other yet-to-be-revealed ingenious techniques he used in this book we are taken to higher levels of learning and knowledge if we just spend a little time with them as I am sure he had intended for us to do. The way he used idioms is much like sweet frosting on a cake, in my view, or hidden candy -- and a very special gift that Joe left for us all! Delicious!

Here is a link to some very fascinating articles I just now found when I researched on “the value of idioms” to learn more. These articles discuss the value of African idioms and proverbs. Check it out!!! They put us westerners to shame with our idioms. No wonder Joe changed them up. We need to spend some time learning these African idioms! Somehow, I am thinking that this was exactly one of the points Joe was trying to make in his great brilliance!

My teacher gave me the clue "dancing on the beach" last night after I had written the above blog. I think he's saying I have it "right" if you check out the lyrics:

Dancing days are here again
As summer evenings grow
I got my flower, I got my power
I got a woman who knows

“Dancing on the beach”
Stone Temple Pilots - Dancing Days -Jones Beach Sept 4th 2010   Lyrics

 

Morning Meeting With My Master Teacher: Gold!!! and the Midmorning Sunshine Glooms the Sky Epistemological Road Trip, Part 1

He just never ceases to amaze me. He lined out a very creative entrepreneurial endeavor that we will be working on over the next few years on top of all of the other stuff I am doing. This is amazing. He told me where there is gold! (There is Gold in Them Thar Hills!) He told me before, but I was not really paying attention. This time, I’m listening. I am going to be rich! Only, he knows I don’t care to be rich and that all of the gold and money will be given away to some very special people. And anyway, I don’t believe we own things that come from the earth – anything from “Mother Earth” belongs to us all. This is going to be amazing when it all “manifests.” Patience, people! Trust and Faith! It takes time for these things to evolve, but it is exciting to know ahead of time what is likely to be evolving.

Then last night he had told me he would give me a very special song this morning. I reminded him, and the clue he gave me to look up on You Tube is very bizarre. Of course, today’s weather is very bizarre and it all fits. So, the clue he gave me was “midmorning sunshine glooms the sky.” He admitted that it was very weird but said I would like the song.

And look at this! This is one of those weird searches that states there were “no videos found” and yet a total of five videos popped up!!! Interestingly ALL FIVE VIDEOS are very significant. Although I have not written about it in these blogs, I have been doing some extensive research on HARRP. The first video tells me I am on the right track somehow (I will see how when I watch this video). Also, Edgar Allen Poe has come up several times in my blogs, specifically related to “dreams within dreams” which he had written a poem about. I will definitely have to watch this video! The third one is some sort of poem. The fourth one looks like a movie trailer or segment. And if you have been reading my blogs, you know I have written about David Wilcock before! I wonder what this is all about.

Well, I have to get to work; there is much work to do. Check back tomorrow and I will reveal the significance of these five videos – I am getting the message from my teacher that ALL FIVE are important!

I briefly checked these videos out and all I can is they all touch on the very heart of what I have been writing about in these blogs; that it, they present some of the unique and diverse perspectives that I have been covering, under the direction of my teacher. This looks like it is a sort of summary of the topics that have been covered, yet at the same time, this is very in depth (the last two videos are very long). I will not be able to cover this in one blog, so perhaps over the next who-knows-how-many-days I will cover these videos and their interpretations. If you want to follow along, here is the link to the page below (hopefully, it brings up the same videos, but if not, you can look each video up separately, and of course, I will also provide them all in tomorrow’s blog): midmorning sunshine glooms the sky

Now, do your homework! I will go through these one at a time, but then I will interweave them all together! This may take awhile. It seems a lot like practice using the bricolage! In the meantime, to prepare for the last video with David Wilcock, you can review this blog I wrote last November.
 
They’re Back! Have Edgar Cayce and His Friends Been Born Again? Thursday, November 12, 2009

Wow, this is going to be fun! I have no idea where I am being led – but also check out the poem by Edgar Allen Poe, Ulalum (the second video): It’s about me! Psyche!!!

midmorning sunshine glooms the sky

midmorning-sunshine-glooms-the-sky.jpg
 
9:32 am | link 

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Idiomic Jokes and The Mystery of the Giant Hogweed Continues


OMG my Master Teacher is so funny. He gave me a really bizarre idiom and it took me a while to figure out what it meant; I had to consult the Urban Dictionary…unfortunately, this is not the time or place to discuss it (look for it in a book near you soon).

What was even funnier than the idiom is how he referred to his constant joking with idioms as “idiomic jokes.” We have a new word, here. Now that’s creativity! You heard it here first (I think). I have never heard that one before, so it’s new to me and I think it’s VERY FUNNY.

Other than idiomic jokes, we discussed again in great detail the work lined out in front of me. And because there is so much work, I’m keeping today’s blog short. He gave me one clue for a song, “think about it.” I’ll see what that brings up.

This is a nice song. While it is about the tragic state of our world right now, it is also very hopeful and seems to represent the mission I am working on and the topic of my lessons lately: The old structures are falling down. We’re going to have to build them back up and stop. I like the end of the song. Build it up and stop. Why? Because this time they will be built RIGHT, justice will be served, and no one is going to tear them down.

“think about it.”

Flight of the Conchords Ep 3 Think About it


The Mystery of the Giant Hogweed Continues

Since last Friday, I have been trying to identify the plants that caused the third degree burns on my son’s feet (see last Friday's and Sunday's blogs for more information and pictures of the nasty burns). I finally received an email from a specialist who does think this needs to be looked at more closely. All of the other specialists I have spoken to or emailed tended to just conclude that it was most likely Queen Anne’s Lace. But THIS specialist, a female, wants to look into it further since the types of burns my son received are like what one would get from the Giant Hogweed and the plant may behave quite differently in a wheat field than other environments where they are found.

Perhaps they morphed into something vey sneaky and this song (below) about them really was prophetic!!!


In the meantime, it is back to the trenches!


Genesis - The Return Of The Giant Hogweed 

LYRICS

11:25 am | link 

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Table Flipping – It Is JUSTICE! Get Over It.


I have often written in these blogs about Obama flipping tables (codespeak for things are going to change). I love this video that demonstrates table flipping that was in my blogs just a few days ago. Here’s a funny quote from the video:

“If you’re not familiar with the table flip, you’re probably not from New Jersey.”

Teresa at the Last Supper


I also love Sam Cooke’s song, “A Change Is Gonna Come,” the theme song on which Obama based his campaign and now his administration. He cannot change things fast enough and I really think he’s a bit behind schedule, but it’s a dangerous job that most of us would not want to be doing. I hope some big actions (table flipping) begin soon. As he had stated in his address to the nation a few days ago, we are turning the page, so this is a hopeful sign for change. We need JUSTICE.

A CHANGE IS GONNA COME

Obama Takes on his GOP Critics in Labor Day Speech

Baranauckas calls this a stump speech, but was it or is this just a way to minimize his positive efforts? Are the tables about to be flipped? Our infrastructure, just like everything else about our country can’t take much more abuse and neglect and it needs to be approached fairly and rationally as is proposed, not through cronyism and earmarks.

“Kicking off what has traditionally been considered the official fall campaign season, Obama said: ‘Some powerful interests who had been dominating the agenda in Washington for a very long time, they're not always happy with me. They talk about me like a dog. That's not in my prepared remarks, but it's true.’"

Keep the keys, Obama!

“Obama described the U.S. economy as a car that had been driven into a ditch by Republicans during the administration of George W. Bush. The president said working people had struggled to pull the car out of the ditch, only to have the Republicans ask for the keys back. "I don't want to give them the keys back," Obama said. ‘They don't know how to drive.’”

In the “cooker.”
That’s what my Master Teacher told me at our meeting last night – that I have a lot of energy in the “cooker” that will manifest into something good. That just means that I have put forth a lot of effort and will soon see the rewards. And “cooker,” of course, is a clue to look up on You Tube.

“cooker”  I think the message is that the “powerful interests who had been dominating the agenda in Washington for a very long time” have no prayer for getting the keys to this vehicle. Obama and his supporters have long had things in the “cooker” and they are just about to demonstrate their power.

“Hardly ever said, but always known . . . the Cooker is a good man.”
The Cooker
 

Well, it’s time for me to meet with my teacher right now, so I’ll see what we discuss this morning and if there is anything else he wants to add.

Morning Meeting With My Master Teacher
WOW, my teacher had a LOT to say this morning and I must say it is exciting. I must also say much of it is classified at this moment and that primarily he gave me instructions and guidance, but he did say that down the road everything will come out and people will understand it all. What we are working on and hoping for, of course, is Justice, much like Sam Cooke is calling for in the video at the beginning of today’s blog -- and in fact, Sam is just one person we wish to achieve justice for, if you were to go back and read some of my previous blogs.

As my teacher put it, we are “hoping for” JUSTICE in “one fell swoop.” It is not that we are hoping for justice; justice will come. But we are hoping for it to come in one fell swoop and that means all at one time. He has used that idiom before; I wonder if it will pull up something different this time, given that the Internet is a fractal that is constantly changing and evolving. There are two clues here to look up: “hoping for” and “one fell swoop” so I will see what YouTube brings to the top.

“hoping for” This is a strange video. A guy who raises snakes is hoping that one of them has two heads. Fortunately, he did not get what he was hoping for.

I can’t help but see this as JUSTICE. We are trying get rid of the two-headed Janus operations that are controlling education and the world.

Down with two-headed snakes!!!!
LOL My teacher is too funny sometimes, but this video is hard to look at. I am STILL trying to overcome my repulsion toward snakes. I have figured out now why fear of snakes has been so DEEPLY ingrained in so many of us -- have you figured it out? Call this a puzzle to research, if you don't know.
Hoping for Two-Heads


“one fell swoop” This is a different video than came up with the same clue previously. The song is called “Fences” by the group One Fell Swoop. It is a call to get off the fence and come to the other side. There is an interesting and meaningful quotation at the beginning to the video by Homer:

Light is the task when many share the toil.

The song also has an interesting message. It is a call to be true to yourself and to jump down to the other side of the fence; it’s all going to be just fine:

You’re standing on top of the fence
You’re up there and you’re afraid to fall
But you know you can’t stay up there all of your life
Someday you’re going to have to come down. . .
If only you would fall my way
I would catch you before you hit the ground
Oh maybe your feet will get tangled up
Oh by the other side
On the other side of the fence of me
Just remember to your own self be true . . .
One Fell Swoop play at Farm Aid '96

9:20 am | link 

Monday, September 6, 2010

This is My Story: This is My Song PLUS Conscious Capitalism and Oppression


This is My Story (an "imaginary" narrative)

I wish I could remember my dreams in detail from last night. They were very good, filled with soothing love and loving instructions from a beloved Master Teacher and husband. All I know is that this morning when I awakened, all of these memories came flooding back to me (memories of a future life and reminders of past lives), along with what I call a “download” of knowledge and insight. All of the problems that I discussed yesterday have not gone away by any means, but I feel better and I know I am loved by many people “on the other side,” even if I am not loved or understood on this side of “reality.”

You see, I am from the future – the year 7014 to be exact in earth time (7013, when I was 18). I am only nineteen years old, even though my “earthling” body presents another reality. As a Pleiadian, I was blessed with the devoted instruction from one Master Teacher all of my life (supplemented with teachings from other specialists as my Master Teacher deemed they were needed). That is the way we “do education” in the Pleiades. The child is matched up with a Master Teacher who is a master of the forms of knowledge that the child is inherently drawn toward and he or she commits wholely to that child until the child reaches 18 years of age or thereabouts, depending on the needs of the child. If the child's needs or interests change, the Master Teacher will refer them to another Master Teacher who is a specialist in those areas. For me, my interest was philosophy, psychology, environmental sciences, ancient cultures, the arts, music etc. and I wanted to become a Master Teacher. So, I was assigned a Master Teacher of Master Teachers whose interests totally matched my own.

When I turned 18, my education under my Master Teacher was over; it was nearing time to move on to other learning (learning never stops for Pleiadians). I discovered that I had fallen head over heels in love with my Master Teacher and as we learned later, it could not simply be attributed to a student-teacher infatuation. During the last few days of my instruction under him in which he was also guiding me with an apprenticeship -  I had taken on teaching a five-year-old boy -- I mistakenly thought that now that our student-teacher relationship was coming to an end that I could profess my love for him. I had no idea how he felt about me, other than I knew he loved me because all Pleiadians love and are renowned throughout the universe for their great love, but I did not know if he felt a romantic love toward me and so it was a huge risk on my part to reveal my true feelings for him, especially given our enormous age difference. In earth time, he would have been equivalent to approximately 60-some years of age (although in Pleiadian time, he was much older than that, but at the same time, younger which is difficult to explain in earth terms), whereas I was just 18. Another thing I should explain is the Pleiadians will often wait a very long time for the "right love" before they get married, which is why my Master Teacher had never married even given his age. His age to me was attractive, as was he, and I had totally fallen in love with him from the time I was about 16 years of age and I had hidden it all of this time because I did not want to lose him as my teacher.

The Pleiadians, as free-loving as they are, still have an unmoving taboo against student-teacher love relationships – and for good reasons. And had I expressed my feelings to my Master Teacher earlier, I knew he would have resigned and found a different teacher for me and that would have broken my heart. So I hid my true feelings for the next two years so that I could learn from him – his knowledge was so amazing to me – and so that I could be with him. During my very last week under his tutelage, I told him I had a question and asked if we could meet, so he scheduled an appointment with me in his office that same day. I went into his office and just stood there. He asked me to sit down, but I remained standing. “I love you,” I told him. And evidently he just assumed that I was expressing this because it was so close for us to go our separate ways (although Pleiadians generally never really part permanently and my teacher was a very close friend of the family, since he had also taught my brother for seven years prior to teaching me. My brother became interested in mechanics, so he was referred to another teacher, and I inherited his Master Teacher). Anyway, after I told him that I loved him, he just said back to me, “Well, I love you, too” and again asked me to sit down so that he could help me with the question. He assumed that I had a question relating to the environmental studies we had been covering, but at the same time I could see the strain in his eyes, so I quickly stated, “No – I mean I LOVE you.” Then he understood exactly what I was trying to say and we embraced and kissed – thus, his way of letting me know he felt the same way about me.

We wanted to get married. Anyone can choose to marry and can do so with their own private ceremony, but tradition and preference is to seek sanctioning from the Higher Council. Members of the High Council are selected by all community members and their joint decisions and opinions are respected. However, when we requested this, the Pleiadian Council would not sanction our marriage because we were breaking such a huge taboo in our culture, and while we both completely understood that and agreed with it, we also felt it was vastly different in our particular case. We persisted and persisted. We knew our love was true. Finally, the Pleiadian High Council, tired of our persistence and wanting to get rid of us (and not believing we would take them up on their offer), told us that we could get married and they would sanction it if our love survived many incarnations on Earth including the ascension which is what the earth is experiencing now. For us, this meant traveling far back in history which was kind of exciting because we both loved ancient culture so much. It was also very risky as far as whether our love could survive the trauma of being together and losing each other over and over again, which was what the contract required as a test of our love. We also knew that the ascension would be particularly difficult because we would begin remembering who we really were, where we were really from, as well as our relationship. This would have the effect of making us long to be together and to be at home, complicating the tasks we agreed to do on earth through the ascension process. After much consideration and discussion, we both were certain that our love would withstand this difficult mission and that we would return home, marry and spend eternity living, loving, learning, and doing good work together, and so we agreed.

We indeed went through many incarnations together which fortunately, due to our contract did not result in the negative karmic debt that would require a lot of clearing that so many people have to experience. That is, we always lived quite moral, upright lives with just a few of the human-induced mistakes that we all make, unlike what most people have been through, in which they must experience all experiences possible, inlcuding committing atrocious acts upon other humans throughout their many incarnations, which resulted in the need for much karmic cleansing. Instead, we were always together, always working for justice and peace or some other good cause, but we also always very tragically lost one another in many different ways throughout the lifetimes we shared, causing enormous pain for both of us which we are still working on overcoming and helping each other with through our great love for each other. Because we are so close to completing our contract and we have made it through the most difficult tasks, we did in fact go ahead and get married, having our own private ceremony as is practiced by many Pleiadian couples. Couples can choose to marry at any point; sanctioning is not required.

So here I am today, we are finishing up our contract, but our people, the Pleiadians, were so impressed with how our love stood the test of time and all of the trials and tribulations, as well as with how my Master Teacher/husband spent the enormous time and effort learning the very complex mathematics needed to prove beyond all doubt that we are indeed twin flame soul mates, originating from a single spark, separated and once again united, yet individual, in divine female and male form, much as represented by the yin-yang symbol. I do not totally understand his work yet, but it relates to the fact that all particles have associated and interconnected twin particles of the opposite charge that influence each other no matter how far apart they are or what dimension they reside in, along with the combined effects of unity consciousness. The work he did not only helped us get over the hurdle associated with our cultural taboo, but it will also help many other twin flame soul mates who want proof that they are indeed twin flames. Because of our twin connection, not only has our love survived, it has grown even stronger through our experiences of the multiple contexts within which we shared our love for each other, and we both grew so much in our understanding of many things about the world, earth life, relationships, and of course, knowledge in its multiple formats.

The Council took all of this and more under consideration, (which by this time my husband was also a member of) and they ended up sanctioning our marriage even before we have finished fulfilling our contract, or what some people refer to as a “soul contract.” The Council members have no doubt that we will complete each and every item on the contract and they felt confident in our ability to get through the ascension process, no matter how difficult things might be along the way. Next, the Universal High Council, a representative group of entities from many planets from many galaxies who have united to oversee and aid in earth’s ascension which they all have shared interests in, after some disagreement and fettering from a specific Reptilian race who ended up being banned from the Council, soon followed suit and sanctioned our marriage. There is so much more to the story . . .

I will leave off there for now. My dream last night brought all of this up for me and much more. It is a fascinating story. I should write a novel.

Conscious Capitalism and Oppression
As far as knowledge download from my dreams last night, it all relates to my education research and work. We get these “do good” organizations that come up with “solutions” like the one below from Economica: Women and the Global Economy.

We get women who sell out, who have once again sold our souls to the highest bidder. (Scroll down to see Wells Fargo, Visa, and various foundations yet to be analyzed.)

With these kinds of buyers of our souls, it is no wonder we have women like Susmita Barua who make statements like this:

It is up to active, socially-conscious citizens to transform the system--not international banks, corporations and global institutions. The system is held both in our individual minds and our collective perceptions. Source: http://www.imow.org/economica/stories/viewStory?storyId=4765


It is the classic “blame the victim” stance once again to tell us to escape our entrapment when we are not able to even able see our way out of the quagmires we find ourselves in, we are given no real tools, and there is no call for accountability from those very institutions and corporations that have created the economical, social, and psychological mess this world is in. Interestingly, capitalism is now capitalizing on the new and growing interest in spiritualism. This is another very sick twist in their deceptive and illegal activities whereby the free market system transmigrates into a form of new age spiritualism, sure to appeal to many. They have no limits in what they will do to get our every last penny and have us idolizing, worshipping, and enslaved to their God – the dollar.

Deep Conscious Capitalism
Hip-hip-hooray! "Collective, collective, collective." What a great scheme to prevent holding those at the top of the big banks, credit card companies, oil companies and the like responsible for their environmental destruction, loss of human lives, and robber baron behavior. Blame the victim who is powerless and has been robbed blind. Yes, all we need to do is just change our realities, control our life with our collective “intentions,” and while we are focusing on doing that, our very last penny will be stolen right out from under us, along with what little freedom we have remaining. Change our collective consciousness – that will do the trick all right – for them, not for us. This causes immense pain as well as anger and I was feeling that pain and anger yesterday. We literally have a net placed over top of us, and then are informed of all of the issues and next we are told to “empower ourselves” to escape this net that only comes down tighter around us. I was really feeling that yesterday, which is why I was so distressed. I was feeling the lack of power to escape the shackles. I do not see a way out, although I know once I completely figure out how to use Joe’s theory, I WILL find a way out of my oppressive situation that continues to cause me to suffer. My hope is that perhaps by showing how I escape, other people might also find ways to escape their oppression, but it is, of course different for us all.

Joe, in his book, Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy: An Introduction cautioned us about using “universal approaches” to teaching and learning as well as to finding solutions to ending our oppression. There is a balancing act one must maintain in the wish to unite people while honoring individuality, which he has pointed out repeatedly in many of his works. Relative to the concept of oppression, he stated:

There is no universal “oppressed” perspective that should unproblematically guide criticalists in their epistemological inquests (p. 242).

This is where the application of Paulo Freire’s work took us over the cliff, especially in the United States where we so often attempt to apply it across the board. Perhaps, this is why Joe stressed that we need to release critical pedagogy from Western dominance. Of course, he cited Paulo Freire’s work – Joe never threw the baby out with the bath water -- and he had his reasons for doing this, which I do not question whatsoever. However, I am different and my purposes are different from his. I see little value for the mission forward in maintaining any of the Freire doctrine, or even the reference to his work for education. Even the “good” ideas Freire had were not new ideas and I think Freire's work has been run into the ground. I will think about it and research it further.

My Meetings With My Master Teacher
Yesterday, as can be seen by my blog, was a disaster for me. I was so down. That’s why my dreams last night were wonderful. I must have been taken to the rejuvenation chamber, among other things, because I feel so much better today. Last night before my great dream escape, my meeting with my teacher amounted to me telling him: I HATE THIS WORLD!!! And he just calmly came back with, “I wish there was more I could do for you right now.” He explained that we are at the very most difficult time in history because all of the old systems are crumbling and there are people who are madly and stubbornly clinging to the last old, worn, and broken parts with all of their might, making lives miserable for those of us who are harmed by their actions and ready for change. He knew I was very distracted from the work I am here to do, so he reassured me that I need not worry about the “work” and that there is plenty of time to get it finished. Of course, this is a clue to plug into You Tube and take the first video to the top to see what message I might get from it.

I do like this message! Something tells me I did a lot of dancing in my dreams last night (my teacher knows I hate work as it manifests here on earth where instead of doing what they love, people spend most of the day doing what they hate in exchange for pieces of paper that do not provide for even their basic needs -- and he knows that I love dancing).

“work”
Ciara ft Missy Elliott - Work (Official Video)

This morning our meeting was a little different than last night because I had been rejuvenated so we had a very productive session. I reviewed what I remembered from my dreams, which seem more like memories to me of another life. We discussed citing authors like Paulo Freire in an archaic system that reproduces misinformation through repetition and misinterprets citation as carte blanche support, and he said that the verdict was still out on how to handle citing researchers who do not bring much new to the table, stating it is difficult to determine the
“best” approach. There are many factors involved in making a call on how to approach these sorts of citations. Of course, “best” is another clue.

Upon looking this clue up on You Tube and taking the first video, it is clear my teacher knows that I am doing so much better today – enough so that he can give me a video to make me laugh. It serves the purpose of helping me realize how too often we take these things too seriously (such as who to cite in our research and how and when to cite them). We need to take time to lighten up a bit and laugh. This is really funny and a few boats and human vehicles sink in this video! It kind of reminds me of the clue he gave a few days ago in another video, telling us to get off the boat.

“best”
The best bloopers ever



And finally, we had discussed my memories and my teacher ended our conversation by referring to the experience as “a rich, true love . . . a neverending ‘story.’” And so, “story” is the final clue for today to search on You Tube. There are multiple symbols in this video that came to the top from This Is My Story that I wrote at the beginning of this blog: the couple kissing, the twins, many movies playing, multiple dimensions, and much more. 

This song is very special, very meaningful. I don’t know how my Master Teacher does that!!!

This is My Song


“story”

Brandi Carlile - The Story Lyrics

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Sunday, September 5, 2010

Desperate for Money: I THINK I am Going to HAVE to SUE a Few People


The narrative and the drama of this nightmare called “life” continue . . .

The title of my blog today reminds me of all of the times Joe referred to the song “Desperado” by the Eagles in his work. He mentioned it in several of his books (have you found it and figured out what he may have been talking about?). It makes me cry. Last April, I had just hit the road to visit Joe’s home territory, Kingsport, TN (I had this burning desire to walk the land he had walked and see the Appalachian Mountains for the first time), when I stopped in a restaurant to have lunch with my daughter from Washington. Just as we sat down at the table, this song, Desperado, began playing. It made me cry. OH, yes, we are NOT to have emotions in this society!!!! I forgot. I always seem to forget that. As Joe put it and I have “twisted” it: FIDUROD!!! (And you need to decode that to know what it means). Anyway, I feel like a desperado because I do not believe in the legal system, yet I want to sue each and every person who has screwed me over. That would be a lot of people, if I went back very far in my history, but I will stick with just this past year.

I am truly desperate for money. I do not even hear back from the jobs I apply for which does not surprise me. They insist you spend your precious time filling out online applications that take forever and you never hear a word back. And if I mail in my resumes, at least hear SOMETHING: “Please fill out our online application only for the positions available” gag People are SUCH droids and I am sure they keep a blacklist of those of us who have any intelligence. And now my university has srewed over my financial aid, refusing to give me the money that is rightfully mine, for which they blame the FEDS. I do not care who takes the blame, but once again, I am SCREWED and that’s the bottom line for me. I hope I can keep a roof over our heads, is all I can say….and the bills paid.

The InjuryAnd so, it is getting to the point that I will have no choice but to file numerous lawsuits, even though I don’t believe in lawsuits and I hate court systems: NOBODY wins except the attorneys. But sometimes allowing the attorneys to make their big bucks helps make a point. Let’s see: I can sue the DROID in my neighborhood for accosting us and causing extreme fear and emotional trauma totally disrupting and overturning what was once a peaceful neighborhood, I can sue my university for cheating me out of a doctoral education given that they have continued to water down the curriculum and teach disinformation, misinformation, and even what I would call lies through the textbooks they require as they cozy up to the military-industrial-complex while charging increasingly exorbitant tuition, I can sue the person who insists on committing defamation of character by maintaining the nasty lies on this website (among all of the other actions taken which fall into the same category), and lastly, if a woman can sue McDonalds for spilled coffee, I should easily win a lawsuit against a workplace that would have some mysterious plant or chemical on their premises that caused the third degree burns on my son’s feet (as shown in the pictures). (See my blog from a couple of days ago about the Return of the Giant Hogweed.) Ghastly!!! And they joke about it? OMG I want to scream. . .

The InjuryYes, I am angry. Who would not be angry when they wake up and find their entire life – and their children’s lives -- have been nothing but a lie to help the rich get richer and all of us who are poor and disenfranchised get poorer and more powerless and we awaken to the stark realization that the lies only get deeper and wider and there is no way to participate in this society any longer without being hegemonic and contributing to the the downfall of us all? Who would not be angry to learn that the only way for “success” in this matrix is to be dehumanized, treated like dispensable cattle and possessions that are only worth whatever money can be extracted in the form of slave labor and material consumption – and by cow-towing to those who demand that you view them as queens and kings while they stab you in the back, even as you attempt to meet their unreasonable demands.

The matrix net is so tightly wrapped around us that there are few moves to make, very few portals for escape, and little air to breathe. It is no wonder I enjoy my dreamlife so much.

The only solution is out of the system somehow: a complete, clean break from the entire system. Is that even possible? I want to write a book: 1001 Ways to Successfully Break Free from the System. Here are a couple of videos that could prove helpful.

Sonia Barrett New York Lecture "Recoding Your Perception of Reality" Part 1 of 2


Sonia Barrett-New York lecture Recoding Your Perception of Reality Part 2 of 2 -August 13, 2010


My Meeting With My Master Teacher

Of course, my teacher sincerely empathized with how I am feeling right now. He said things have turned out the way they have for a reason and reminded me that, overall, everything is and has been much, much better this way than had we taken a different path (and he reminded me that I do, in fact, know that), and he enlightened me to the fact that we are also avoiding massive firestorms, even if I do not understand that right now. He also said that I have just hit a bump in the road (a damned big pothole, if you ask me) and once I get past it, I will have a better understanding and things will move forward again. He gave me a clue for a song to try and cheer me up: “put all your troubles away.” The song that came up on the YouTube search (below) seems so appropriate (he is so good at picking out the music) since about all I have left right now are dreams – very good dreams.

I do get great consolation from Joe's book, Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy: An Introduction in which he reminds us, it is the darkest before dawn and the "old order is now at the beginning of its end" (p. 21). I only hope dawn arrives very quickly!!!

Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams - The Velvet Underground - 1967 The Velvet Underground & Nico

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Saturday, September 4, 2010

Performance Ethnography, Existential Burdens, and the Power of Love


Yes, I have noticed that my blogs are not your standard “elite” educational fare. If you read Joe’s books and take them seriously, which I do, we need to listen to all voices. And we all have more than one voice, of course, depending upon who we are talking to, what we want to say, and how we want to get the point across. Joe clearly did not want us to restrict our discussions to academic elites using obfuscated academic language. There may be a time and place for that, and I can certainly play that game when I need to, but interestingly, I am finding less and less of the need to do that. How has academic “doublespeak” benefitted oppressed people who are purportedly supposed to be helped by this type of research? How are they helped by the educational elite-defined discourse that puts labels on oppressed people that serve to divide and humiliate while at the very same time they criticize the educational system for devising labels? How many voices are being shut out? How many people see that there is little value for society to continue this charade and, thus, they have withdrawn from the conversation -- or were smart enough to never enter it to begin with?

I particularly like the concept of performance ethnographies in the form of text (including blogs), music, videos, artwork, poetry or however one wishes to express themselves. Everyone can participate and everyone can learn. I think Norman Denzin has written a lot about this idea, but I have yet to read much of his work. The bricolage, whether used as a research methodology, a learning tool, or for creative expression, allows us to come into the conversation together with these various forms of communication – thus all voices are included. And by interpreting them from different perspectives and learning about how the authors interpret their own messages, they expand our awareness and understanding. These forms of communication are in fact higher level than many of the writings that get passed off as “scholarly.”

I am sure that observation makes some people angry, but I just state it like I see it. I am not throwing scholarly writing out. It is a valuable form of communication, but not when it separates, labels and isolates the very people it is supposed to be helping – the “oppressed” people trapped in circumstances beyond their control. And not when it is done for the purpose of keeping education as it is – maintaining the structure, purpose, and condition of education as it has been practiced for decades….see yesterday’s valedictorian video for the new agenda for education. We need this new agenda given that education has gotten worse, not better over the past 40 years of scholarly research. Of course, as always, Joe had it right – we need to all get in the trenches and do the work, not just talk about it.

Meetings With My Master Teacher
Last night my teacher reassured me that I am on the right path (I really was beginning to wonder), even though things are very tough right now, as I discussed in yesterday’s blog quite extensively. He reminded me of a story he told me quite some time ago about boulders being along the pathway and that he will always be there to help me remove them or blaze a new trail around them. That was very reassuring. And as I look back, it is true. He always comes through for me.

Then today he gave me some great advice for a grant I am applying for – which I really need to finish up as soon as possible so that I can get back to my dissertation. Speaking of my dissertation, I am not sure I want my current university’s name on it, as harsh as that sounds. Since Joe’s work is so monumental and my dissertation is about his bricolage methodology, I think I need a better university – an “on ground” university, so I am researching options for that. I am not sure what I’m going to do yet. It’s difficult when you’ve finished all of the coursework and only have the diss to write to switch universities, but I think it may be in my best interest, especially given that the university has clearly shown me that they are not working with me or for me – they are working against me.

Joe, of course, predicted things like this would happen in reference to our mission to point out faulty arguments and separate the “critical sheep from the uncritical goats” (p. 176 in K&CP*). I just love this quote because it is such wonderful advice, and I return to it everytime it proves to be right:

With such a task before us, I guess we just have to give up any aspirations to winning the Miss Congeniality contest. Such work will inevitably anger the guardians of the status quo. Relax, it’s our existential burden – go with it.

I love that quote!!! And of course, it is all worth it when you know you have the “power of love” backing you up (p. 122, K&CP*). There is nothing more powerful than love.

And so, the narrative continues . . .

The song for today is most likely a love song given the clue handed down from my teacher is “Your Love.” I am glad for this because due to the topics lately and my somewhat depressing trials and tribulations, I feel this strong urge to end my blog with a love song. I’ll see what this brings up on YouTube.

I like this! I am into the sweet, sweet kind of love and its expression that really turns off the folks in education who have been molded by Wundtian Psychology as souless entities with no emotions and assume we should all be the same. We really need to bring back sweet love. It would be a great substitute for all of that sickly sweet corn syrup that’s injected into all of our food and that’s hazardous to our health.

SWEET LOVE: Part of the NEW AGENDA.

Replacing sugar with “sugar.”

“Your Love”
Your Love -Nicki Minaj [[LYRICS]]


*K&CP is Joe’s book, Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy: An Introduction.

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Friday, September 3, 2010

The Return of the Giant Hogweed, Dumbing Down Education, and The New Agenda


I am SO sorry that I’m late today the blog again. I had to go out sleuthing once again in the wildwood and this time gather plant samples of the hazardous plant that injured my son. I took them to a Master Gardener who did very little research, I hate to say. I would have thought the plants would go to a lab for analysis. He googled an article from a home gardener who received similar burns from Queen Anne’s Lace. By her report. How de we, in fact, know it was Queen Anne’s Lace? There are hundreds of varieties of those plants and many look-alikes. In fact, poison hemlock, which is deadly, is often mistaken for Queen Anne’s Lace. And why do some of the samples have the tiny purple flower right in the middle, which indicates Queen Anne’s Lace and other samples do not? Is it possible there is more than one species growing in the field where he was exposed?

Every professional I have spoken to about this injury my son received from the plants in question have concluded the plants are most likely Queen Anne’s Lace and that some people are very allergic to this plant. So, according to them, it was either the plant that caused his horrific burns, or it could have been a toxic herbicide that was sprayed on the plant. More research is needed here to track it down specifically but other than myself, there is very little motivation for doing this research.

Given these plants were often over 6 feet tall, could it be a species of poison hemlock, cow parsnip, white cow parsnip or even the GIANT HOGWEED? Those of us who are not considered professionals are skeptical that Queen Anne's Lace, which most of us played in and picked as children could cause such horrible burns. My son suffered third degree burns all the way around both ankles and is at risk for infection. I hope he gets better soon and this does not happen to anyone else. In the meantime, avoid plants that look like Queen Anne’s Lace or you could end up with third degree burns that take weeks to heal, are extremely painful, are at risk for becoming infected, and leave permanent scars. Maybe this song by Genesis was prophetic: 

Genesis - The Return Of The Giant Hogweed 
LYRICS


On to other topics. I think I have determined where education made a wrong turn. I came across an interesting article called “Dumbing Down US Education – Wundtian Psychology and Rockefeller Finance” by Ron Chapman. The title tells the whole story. Wilhelm Wundt sold our souls, to put it succinctly. He was the one who brought “psychology” into education – thus “educational psychology” with the premise that we are “devoid of spirit and self-determination.”  He threw away PSYCHE – but hey – I AM BACK!!! As I have said in previous blogs, my name means butterfly which also means PSYCHE or SOUL. There must be some kind of divine logic in all of this and you do not even have to look too far. We must bring SOUL back to education if we are to remain on this planet. That should be clear by now. In fact, Joe wrote about that very issue and even wrote a song, “What happened to soul?” Once his version of educational psychology catches on, we will be on the right track – the right path – once again. And it will catch on.

It was also interesting that I have been drawn to a book, called the Pleiadian Agenda by Barbara Hand Clow which was written back in 1995. I have been reading it the past couple of days and according to her account, we are at a cusp, a fork in the road, a choice point. It’s similar to the indigenous accounts that we can choose the green path or the burnt path. Or you can look at it as choosing between the high path or the low path. There is no in between. Duality is coming to an abrupt end and you will either choose a path that will not be happy at all in which you will be much like a roboton sitting in front of your programmer (the TV) and working much like a robot doing repetitive jobs -- or the path that Joe emphasized throughout his work – the path of LOVE and creative imagination. So, this book is one interpretation of the path of love, some of the work that needs to be done, some of the things we need to learn, and what our future might be like. It’s very interesting and covers many details and straightens out many of the lies we’ve been told. And interestingly, we will use LESS technology in the future, not more, because we will have remembered and restored our abilities (like being able to read each other’s minds, even communicating across great distances, and accessing knowledge other ways).

That’s it for today. About all my Master Teacher has told me is that I will get through these trials relating to my son’s injury and the financial issues. I am beginning to think this is another initiation and I am on my own to a certain degree (although I am never alone). I am not getting much advice, but he did say to always read with “discernment,” including the book I’m reading, reminding me that everything we read is only one person’s interpretation. Thus, we must seek many perspectives. I could ask him for more advice, but of course, I don’t like to bother him over trivialities no matter how much I might think I am suffering and, besides, things might get worse before they get better and I might need his help desperately, so I am trying to hold on. I also know that there worse problems in the world.

hold on by wilson phillips



A video was handed down to me that I have not looked at yet. I was just given the title as handed down to Rainbow Princess: “Valedictorian speaks out against schooling.” I’ll look it up right now.

This does look much like the new educational agenda. The special children are now growing up (if you follow statistics, there was a big influx of these special children starting in 1991 and now they are graduating from high school). From this point on, we will see changes made in education, so the elite status quo people probably should take notes and get with the program quickly.

Valedictorian Speaks Out Against Schooling
The full text can be found here:

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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Appalachian Voices, Taking Back Facebook and the Coming NEW AGENDA


In yesterday’s blog, I revealed some of the funding connections for the nonprofit “benevolent” organization, Appalachian Voices, thus the ideological controls and the contradictions inherent in their efforts. It is no longer acceptable to do “a little good” when behind the scenes, great harm is going on. It is much like taking a baby step forward and twenty giant leaps backwards, as the last forty years have show us. More people need to research these sorts of organizations – follow the money – and critically examine just what is it that they are doing to "improve" things. If they are linked to top 100 foundations or the Council on Foundations, as was shown yesterday that Appalachian Voices is, then the act of doing “good” only supports the agenda at the top of those extremely rich and powerful foundations. Should one trace those foundations to the end of the line, I am sure the true Money Masters who control the world would have to stand up. As I also showed yesterday, that is a difficult task because they have hundreds, if not thousands of umbrella organizations hiding each other along with unwitting people who are convinced they are “doing good work” when in fact, they are serving the big boss men – maybe even the same kind of boss man in yesterday’s video.

Also, yesterday, I discussed the importance of using facebook for web activism. These big corporations and nonprofits have infiltrated facebook and want us to do their free advertising. This is the latest and greatest trend – corporate capitalism is taking over facebook and yes, there are enough of us fools out there to support our own demise by expending time and energy doing free marketing for Milton Friedman’s free market system “gone wild.” I say, enough! If these rich moguls are going to be so blatant and self-assured that this is going to work for them, then it is time to show them differently! As Obama said in his speech, it is time to turn the page . . .  and in case you do not realize it, that is code speak for “it is time to flip the tables” – just like I have been talking about all along in these blogs. In time, we shall see if Obama lives up to his words or if he gets further sucked into the system.

So, here is my message for Appalachian Voices – and the employees there who are so ideologically brainwashed that they really believe their work is making a difference. Basically, I am asking them to do some research into where their money comes from (the big money, not the money they squeeze out of people who really do not have it) and analyze just exactly how much good they are doing. Can they get out from under the big boss man? Visit their facebook page for more of the discussion. They have been called on the carpet. They are part of the system and part of the problem, as we all are to varying degrees. It is time to escape the system and create that new matrix Joe wrote about in this work.

Message to Appalachian Voices

Meetings With My Master Teacher
I have some exciting news! All hell is going to break loose. Not really, but my teacher handed down some information that has let me know we are done with the system. I have been going through some really tough times with my son having been injured, quite seriously at his very first job just out of high school, along with some continuing problems with my university jerking me around ideologically and financially. Do I get into the details here at this time? I think not, but it will all come out. My teacher has laid out the plans for a quick and complete break from the system. It will all be divinely orchestrated and it will be implemented with a “no holds barred” approach because it is the only way to break free once and for all and take our power back. Of course, OUR definition of “no holds barred” is quite different from “earthlings.” We base everything on LOVE LOVE LOVE that “never grows cold.” Many earthlings just don’t get it. But the masses will understand once they see it in real action. So, today is a new beginning, a new leaf being turned over and many tables about to be flipped. Expect the outrageous (by earthlings’ perspectives) – a whole new agenda -- coming up the pike – but always the outrageous will be accompanied with LOVE.

My Master Teacher gave me four clues for songs to end today’s blog. The first one is “go radical,” and the second one is “coincidences,” the third one is “shock and awe” and the fourth one is “flipping tables.” I have not looked these up yet on You Tube, so I will do that now, taking the first songs to the top.

“go radical” Just call this one a new, radical way to review movies.
Radical Reviewer: All Dogs Go To Heaven 2 Review (1 of 2)


“coincidences”
Just some examples of coincidences that other people experience and a reminder that we need to pay attention to these things.

Real English Topical video D (54) Coincidence


“shock and awe”
It looks like there is no relief from the free market system for Greece.

Will EU's 'shock & awe' work?


“flipping tables”
This video demonstrates the table flip, lol.

Teresa at the Last Supper

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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Appalachian Voices: Whose Voices? PLUS Taking Back Facebook


The Depressing Narrative Continues . . . today's blog is a little "black and blue."


Appalachian Voices
– how much good are they really doing?

Christina Howe, Chair   She does not sound very environmentally conscious:Christina became a commercially rated, single and multi-engine pilot with an instrument rating. She founded and still owns two real estate companies. She went on to assist her late husband in building a 350,000 sq.ft. terminal in Sanford, Fl. now known as the Orlando-Sanford International Airport or OSI.”

Heidi Binko, Vice ChairIn October 2008, Heidi Binko joined Rockefeller Family Fund (RFF) as associate director of Special Climate Initiatives.”

http://www.rffund.org/other/


THE ROCKEFELLER FOUNDATION HAS BEEN THE WORST THING THAT EVER HAPPENED TO EDUCATION: They have destroyed education and now comes the environment. Here’s are some interesting reads (there will be test over this):


http://www.theforbiddenknowledge.com/hardtruth/the_rockefeller_bloodline.htm


The Rockefellers have divested much of their holdings into places which they control, but nominally they are not owners of. The Rockefellers financial power Is far greater than the balance sheets would indicate. The Rockefellers can give donations from an organization which they control to another that they control, and not lose any control over the money.”


http://www.cholesterol-and-health.com/Rockefeller-Foundation-Social-Control-Eugenics.html

http://tobefree.wordpress.com/2009/05/25/the-hidden-agenda-of-tax-exempt-foundations/

http://abundanthope.net/pages/Ron_71/Dumbing_Down_US_Education_Part_II_Wundtian_Psychol_3877.shtml

http://www.whale.to/b/rockefeller_q.html

http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/sociopolitica/world_order/WorldCh07-1.htm


“EGA is an affinity group of the
Council on Foundations.” These people have MONEY and Power – check them out. $300 BILLION DOLLARS. Where is all the money going?


Check out their board members:
http://www.cof.org/about/boardofdirectors/index.cfm?navItemNumber=14854


The big corporate MONEY MASTERS: IBM, Microsoft, Packard, and who else? How many of these are included in the top 100 foundations?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_wealthiest_foundations


Where has all of the money gone? With all of this money behind Appalachian Voices you would think they would be able to change the whole world! What’s wrong with this picture?


“Heidi was the executive director of the WestWind Foundation”

Unfortunately, I can’t find much out about WestWind:

“The WestWind Foundation does not produce an annual report or other publications. As such, any and all information about the foundation's programs are contained on this site. Please note that the foundation will not be accepting Letters of Inquiry for the 2010 grant cycle. All proposals will be by invitation only.”


What is the purpose of these big foundations with all of this money? Well, you can read and decide for yourself, but in my view, first they can hide behind each other and the chain of smaller organizations they fund; most notably, it becomes difficult to follow the money trail to the top. For example, once you do some research, they have formed foundation after foundation, making it difficult to track where and who the MONEY MASTERS are. The Money Masters are the ones who wreak havoc on society and the environment (and allow their cronies to do the same) and then set up or support these little foundations (that hide the big money) and give out crumbs (token money) to make it look like they are doing something worthwhile. CREATE A HUGE DISASTER and then pretend to try and fix it so they look good. Everything they do to “help” fix their damage is TOKENISM and they know it’s not even going to make a dent. They are set on destroying you, me, and billions of people around the world, destroying our environment, making our lives miserable, forcing us all to have very little to nothing and be enslaved to them – all so they can have all of the money and the power.  I have not begun to show the big picture of these evil people controlling the world – but I can say,  Welcome to the New World Order. And we are all part of the problem unless we break free.

Taking Facebook Back
Web activism is a very good way to make use of what little power we still have through technology. I am a little upset that the corporate sector and all of those fake “do good” organizations that are really controlled by the Money Masters are taking over Facebook. What shall we do about it? And then it hit me. We speak truth. We delve into the research and find out who is REALLY behind those organizations, such as Appalachian Voices in the discussion above and we open the conversation to expose a whole new reality to the whole facebook world!!! What a concept. Wait until that one catches on. If organizations choose to censor their facebook accounts to curtail the dialogue, they will lose all credibility with the very people they are trying to reach….oh, this could be very good.
 

I should note that I have had an extremely distressing past few days because my son was seriously injured on the job -- his very first job since finishing high school and he has been working less than a month. What a wonderful introduction to slavery. Because I've been dealing with this (sleuthing in the wildwood, even), my Master Teacher told me not to worry about the blog today. What is so frustrating is that my son was injured because people who dole out instructions do not know the WHY behind those instructions. If they knew the why, they would better know how to give the right instructions and explain the why to the people they are responsible for. I am not a happy mother and they have not heard the last words from me.

Since my Master Teacher did not give me a song today, I am going to ask him right now. I would really like an uplifting song. It’s been a very rough few days for many reasons.

The clue is “how blessed thou art who work for the big boss” and it brought up this VERY depressing music video. I guess my teacher wants me to know that I really do not have things so bad after all -- things could be worse, as this video depicts.

[Official music Video] What have we done - Illslick&NUKIE.P Feat. Michael Jackson. [HD]

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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

~ Vanessa, April 9, 2016

 


 

Blogs

 

The Next Leg of the Journey

 

The Heart of the Multidimensional Critical Complex Bricolage

 

Joe Kincheloe’s Nine-Step Dance: It’s Complicated but a Lot of Fun!

 

Writing a Multidimensional Critical Complex Bricolage Research Proposal Is Like Trying to Fit a Round Peg into a Square Hole

 

Writing Research Proposals for Multidimensional Critical Complex Bricolage, Part 2: If We Knew What We Were Going to Find We Wouldn’t Be Calling It Research

 

How Great Works Are Destroyed and Why Joining Kincheloe's Perpetual Revolution Is So Important

Chapter 3 of My Dissertation, Troy Richardson's Article, and On the Road Again

 

How Creating New Realities Empowers Us: Using Critical Complex Epistemology and the Multidimensional Critical Complex Bricolage to Wrap Our Minds Around Change

 

Joe Kincheloe’s “Dream Project”: The Critical Science of Complexity

   

Joe’s Radical Love: Freedom and Justice for All

   

When Human Decency and Ethics Collide with Job Responsibilities: “I’m just doing my job!”

   

The MUSIC during Yesterday’s Eager Beaver Pacific Coast Treasure Hunt and Birthday Bonanza: Another Epistemological Road Trip

Signs, Symbols, and Semiotics: Appreciate the Little Things PLUS the Keys to Dangerous Knowledge, Keys #1 and #2

Continuing the Discussion of the Keys to Dangerous Knowledge: DNA and The Word (Still on Key #2, moving toward Key #3)

Why Do We Need Joe's Critical Complex Epistemology and Multidimensional Critical Complex Bricolage? 

Dangerous Mission: “Quantum Activism” and “Feminizing” the Sciences

Dear Scholars, Students, Researchers, Teachers, ALL:

Offsetting Thanatos with Eros Love

The Scams All Around You and Why It’s So Important That You Do Your Own Research

 

THE WORD has Come Down: An Update about the Bricolage Quick-Start Guides

BRICOLAGE QUICK-START D.I.Y. GUIDE: The Secrets to A+ Papers

What Freire’s Omission Has Cost Me: If Only I Had Known that I ALWAYS KNEW Joe—Sooner

New Alternatives for Education: How About Lifelong Learning?

The BRICOLAGE QUICK-START D.I.Y. GUIDE and On to the Next Level: Fourth Dimension Research

An Exciting Message from the Cosmos, Music, Remedial Physics, and Why Joe was a Greater Genius than Michio Kaku

From Classical Physics to Theoretical Physics vis-à-vis the Multidimensional Critical Complex Bricolage

 Treasure Hunt Blogs

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