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In loving memory of Joe Lyons Kincheloe (December 14, 1950 - December 19, 2008)
 
The Greatest Philosopher of Consciousness and Critical Theory of the 20th-71st Centuries 
Joe at about 35 years of age

Joe's educational work provides inspiration and practical guidance for teachers all over the globe and describes a beautiful, beautiful mission to alleviate human suffering. He has left us a map with multiple pathways for accomplishing that mission -- an authentic, rigorous, impassioned, creative, and even magical education for everyone who dares to venture on untrodden paths. His work serves as a guiding light for educational journeys that can change not only how we view and enact the educational process, but that can also truly change us as teachers, students, and researchers -- and empower us to change the world. Joe loved research, teaching, writing, making music, and his students.
And his students loved him.
 
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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Joe’s book Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy: An Introduction is available as an ebook. You will never make a better investment…..we all should be researching with Joe’s important guidance. Since the ending is just the beginning, you can begin with the last chapter. It may just spark you into wanting to read the rest, as well as his other works to see how he got there!  http://www.springer.com/us/book/9781402082238  No time to read? Right click and "listen aloud" while multitasking. [Note: I make no money off the sales of his books; my rewards are not of this world.] MAY 22, 2018 UPDATE: I SEE THAT SPRINGER IS NOT HONORING JOE'S STATED AND PUBLISHED WISHES> THE BOOK IS SUPPOSED TO BE LESS THAN $30 SO THAT POOR STUDENTS CAN AFFORD IT...AND YET SPRINGER IS CHARGING ALMOST $40 FOR THE PDF EBOOK AND ALMOST $55 FOR THE PAPERBACK! THIS IS ABOMINABLE!! THE HIGHER UPS ARE NOT PLEASED!!! THERE ARE STUDENTS IN POVERTY WHO NEED THE KNOWLEDGE IN THIS BOOK. LOWER THE PRICE!!!!! THERE IS NO REASON TO CHARGE SO MUCH! EVEN IF PUBLISHING COSTS HAVE INCREASED, AT LEAST OFFER THE EBOOK FOR LESS THAN $30. WHAT JOE WANTS, JOE GETS. HE SAID THAT IT IS TO BE LESS THAN $30. RESPECT HIS WISHES. Oh, and HAPPY TWIN FLAME DAY!! I will have some important updates soon.

 

"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

joe.kincheloe joe.kincheloe@mcgill.ca

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

vanessa

 

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A new process for education, research, career, problem solving, everyday living, lifelong learning, and for taking back our world

 

Joe Kincheloe has developed a superbly advanced conceptualization of critical bricolage and, as demonstrated by his work, he was an adept multidimensional critical complex bricoleur. Critical Bricolage, as he conceived it, is a complicated (and yet a very natural) process that makes use of multiple forms of research, analysis, investigation, and interpretation. It requires researchers to seek many divergent perspectives, allowing new understandings and knowledge to emerge from the synthesis.

 

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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For the struggle for justice to win on the local level, it must be fought in the global, the national, and the local arenas. [Kincheloe, 2001, Getting Beyond the Facts, p. 741]

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


Bricolage Quick-Start GuideAs I had mentioned in a
recent blog, I’ve been working on the book, Bricolage: Your Quick-Start D.I.Y. Guide. The book is now available as an eBook here. (Yes, I had to leave out the “dangerous knowledge” for the time-being so that I could allow people to download the book.)

 

If you feel overwhelmed trying to determine where to begin with Kincheloe’s multidimensional critical complex bricolage, then this book is for you. It’s also for high school students and college students, and will provide a more creative approach to researching and writing papers than the standard fare (although the standard fare need not be abandoned). Students are more likely to enjoy writing papers and more likely to get A grades on their papers using the processes presented in this text. At the same time, this book provides guidance for student-researchers to practice some of the important skills and learn some of the background knowledge that will help them move to the next level—Fourth Dimension Research.

 

To write this book, I backtracked a bit to remember how I approached writing papers before I even knew about Kincheloe’s work. For some reason, the approach I used (which is not a standard writing approach) had prepared me for using his bricolage. Thus, I synthesized some of those processes into this Quick-Start Guide because they may be helpful for people new to bricolage.  I don’t like to take Joe’s theoretical work backward or oversimplify it, and yet, after reviewing the progress people are making in the literature, most people are not ready for the complexity with which he’s presented his work. And for many, this form of qualitative research is entirely new. Therefore, I have maintained the complexity and power of Joe’s theory by providing guidance to help people understand his more advanced applications as they are ready, while at the same time, providing introductory processes for those to whom this process is new.

 

I have introduced Fourth Dimension Research in this text very briefly, and in some fun ways that had been presented to me during my own learning, so that way researchers can start becoming familiar with it, if they are not already. I’ve decided to cover Fourth Dimension Research in more depth in the next edition of the book—which will be geared for scholarly and professional research (as I had stated back in the previous blog, I’d be doing three guides that increase in complexity). I may also produce teacher versions with more suggestions for learning activities, and of course, indicating where Kincheloe’s books need to be referenced and used as textbooks in order to develop the highest level insight and practice. He was no “amateur” bricoleur and his books are indispensable for far into the future.

 

I’m also looking forward to writing a book that’s dedicated to Fourth Dimension Research because I’ve just recently become aware of how enormously expansive it is and the infinite variations it can take (and how powerful it is). It’s a very exciting new dimension to qualitative research that has had virtually no coverage, other than that Kincheloe had specified it to be a dimension of his conceptualization of the multidimensional critical complex bricolage, and he has also gone to great effort to provide us with his Critical Science of Complexity for fine-tuning our understanding of this form of research. Something tells me the magic has only just begun. Can that possibly be true after all of the magic I’ve experienced? I can’t wait to get started!

 

And speaking of the Fourth Dimension, straight from the Fourth Dimension and in the tradition of so often receiving love songs, I received this song a couple of days ago. Sweet. I dedicate it back to the “Source.” I love you!

 

Tim Ellis feat. ClaireEternally Yours@ 衝上雲霄II (Triumph in the Skies II )-Ep 30 / 31 / 35 / 40 / 43


Lyrics

 

I gotta tell you I think its time that we got it straight now
Since I had your love I don't crave for no other baby
I feel such emotion I can't keep it to myself no more now
You can lock my heart like nobody else can baby
Once in a lifetime you might find heaven on earth and I promise you paradise

Chorus :
For ever what ever they may decide
For ever what ever I'll stand by your side
For worse & for better I'll be the one whose always there
And we'll be together forever whatever may come

I gotta mention I think it's time that you understand now
I live for your touch & your loving completes me baby
I feel so much passion I think of you every night & day now
You're where I belong, yea I'm yours for all time baby
Once in a lifetime you might find heaven on earth and I promise you paradise

Repeat Chorus :

For ever I'm never gonna let you go
I'm never gonna lose you baby
I'm never gonna break your heart
I'm always gonna love you baby
Once in a lifetime you might find heaven on earth and I promise you paradise

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Sunday, November 17, 2013

New Alternatives for Education: How About Lifelong Learning?
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OK, that last blog I wrote was a bit harsh, lol. It got your attention, though, I can tell. The bottom line, however, is that we need new and better alternatives for education. These new and better alternatives are not being developed fast enough and what few alternatives are coming on board really are not suitable. Piss-poor online education with uploaded free shovelware is—well—piss-poor education and shovelware. They are not Golden Knowledge, and so this is a big disappointment for those of us entering the Golden Age.


What are people going to do about it? Most likely the masses are going to do exactly what they’ve always done—allow themselves to be pushed and prodded like cattle and flocked, fleeced, and blinded like sheep (don’t worry: I used to be the same way until Joe woke me up).


So go ahead and read or reread my last blog (and no, it was not an advertisement for David Icke, although with all the money he’s been taking in he should pay me for it).

fiscal cliff by EngelhartGet your Super Imagination geared up. We are about to board the Education Revolution Rollercoaster Ride--ERRR—we might need to come up with a better name than that! But one thing is certain; it’s going to be the ride of your life and the ride of the century. Watch the controlling corporate education meisters sink--or swim desperately for shore. It’s not all about money anymore. Whatever are they going to do when the only thing that computes in their minds is money? It should be quite humorous.


That’s all I have today. Watch for the “signs of the times” near you soon. Corporations are dissolving and education is falling back into the hands of the people. And in case you don’t know this: corporations have already been dissolved and those that continue to operate as if nothing has changed are creating a false reality in an attempt to hang onto the cliff they’re falling from. Those corporations who continue to fleece the public will fall the hardest. You have read it right here! Want proof? Research, watch, wait and see! And do start studying the material on this site and Joe’s work so you’ll be ready for the Great Golden Future coming to a neighborhood near you soon, that is, if you have chosen the right path. You know: the "Eros Love" Golden Path. As for me, I’ll be watching from the distant stars. . .
 

Signs Of The Times [Extreme Earth Changes Accelerating] Late 2012 - 2013

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Friday, November 15, 2013

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

I truly wish I had encountered Joe Kincheloe’s work much sooner during my academic studies. I feel like I’ve wasted my life pursuing the wrong knowledge for the wrong purposes—and I have. I was taken off my "Great Path" which eventually, but later than I had wished, led to Joe. And taking the long path has cost me an enormous amount of money (and turmoil, emotions, and more) which, due to politics and the elite power, was keeping me shackled. I see no way I can ever pay back all of the tuition money, aside from some kind of Divine Intervention. And why should I? The education was for THEM not for me. It was not an education at all--it was stolen time and money. 

And then when I finally did meet Joe and incorporate his brilliant theory into my work, everything went even further “south.” Oh, yes, of course the university strung me out, holding their rotten carrot on a stick and made me believe it was a golden one. They squeezed every last penny out of me and then laughed in my face. There was no way they were going to allow
my dissertation to be published at THEIR university (and by that time, there was no way I wanted it to be published there). But they had no qualms about making me think they were going to publish it and then revoke approval at the very last minute. Surely, they don’t think that I’m so stupid that I don’t KNOW they all worked together, cult-to-cult in order to block my path? Do they not know that it’s all in the records and that many of us can READ the records now? Besides, it’s been the same story all of my life, so it’s neither surprising nor new. With every step I’ve tried to take forward, THEY, the evil devil-worshipping elite who control everything and have no heart, soul, or compassion, raise their ugly, nasty, reptilian heads to block my path, steal my money, and then laugh again.

Well it’s over. Because soon the laugh will be on all of them. They have totally destroyed their own planet in their rush to destroy everything for everyone else. How stupid can you get? In the meantime, those of us who got the right knowledge have been busily creating entire new universes with billions of new planets. Many are working “off-planet” now. (Dreams and imagination are a wonderful occupation!)

I was going to post a different blog today. In fact, it’s already written, but it became too long for a blog, and then it became too long even for an article, so I guess it’s the beginning of another book. It’s about the critical pedagogues’ “god” Freire. Well you know what? I will put this bluntly: Freire failed us! We have been deceived. He only told us a part of the truth and he left out the greatest truth of all! His work should be put in the circular file. Yes, I’m angry. People still worship his work but let me tell you a big secret: He told us WHAT we need, but he didn’t even give us a clue HOW TO GET IT. Maybe he didn’t know. Or maybe he was holding back for the elite.

Joe did not hold back! He picked up the pieces and he told the whole truth and nothing but the truth. And he had no ulterior motives for doing so. He practiced what he preached—which was LOVE—Eros Love in its most pure, wholesome, and powerful form. He wants us all to experience the power of that love and the creative passion it unleashes. This is not a dream or imagination. Believe me, once you experience it for yourself, you’ll know it’s very real. And then you’ll have a greater understanding of what’s been hidden from us for so many thousands of years in the name of power.  

I hope people stop blindly parroting Freire’s work and will delve into Joe’s work. While Freire knew this form of love was absolutely necessary as a foundation to education and, importantly, to life itself, Joe’s the one who took the risk no matter what the cost to take critical pedagogy, embodied as Divine Cosmic Love, to the highest levels possible for humans at this stage of evolution. In his work, the practice of critical pedagogy is, in fact, the practice and experience of Soul-to-Soul Love, a not impossible, but nearly unreachable goal on this planet for most people, considering the way thanatos (a sort of death worship) has so firmly taken hold and how life, from birth to death, is just one gigantic satanic ritual (he speaks of this to great extent in his last book, Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy: An Introduction). We can rise high above it by embracing the most powerful creation power there is—which we, personally, call Eros Love.

Until we master it, this planet is doomed. Yes, this was his message. And there is much more to say about it. He left nothing out of the picture. And now we have passed zero point and there’s very little time left for choosing directions. There are only two to choose from: thanatos or Eros. Obviously, I’ve chosen Eros Love. My advice is to really start getting all of this figured out—quickly. It’s all here, right on this website—everything you need to know. Follow the breadcrumbs to the Master Teacher, himself.

In concluding, I was miraculously handed down the following video today that’s by a new aspiring artist. The Cosmos works in mysterious ways. Eros Love always wins. (The clue that came tumbling down was “Enjoy Bliss Love”). And here it is:

Love And Bliss By Kid Astro da Maestro (Anthony Boame)

Update: 11/21/2013: What a shame! Anthony has now made his videos PRIVATE. Great way to get known, Anthony! Seems very "OLD EARTH"


P.S.  You really need to THINK DIFFERENT! You can either fly freely or stay as a caged bird singing a false song. I chose to fly. This next song came down to me several years ago from my Uncle Albert Einstein, who THINKS DIFFERENT. (he loves this song):

Olsen Brothers - Fly On The Wings Of Love (2011)

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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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