--THIS WEBSITE HAS BEEN CREATED AND CONTINUES TO EVOLVE
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 AND BEYOND TRULY EROS OF THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY
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
song is a very beautiful theme song for this website that chronicles my long winding journey back home. Thank you, Leigh.
Eros after "The
First Kiss": Emboldened
Psyche after "The First Kiss": Smitten
THE TRIUMPH OF EROS!!
The Vintage Heart Plate and
the Mystery of the Name of the Rose Treasure Hunt has begun! (I think Eros has an encoded message relating to the Mystery
of the Name of the Rose in his song. He absolutely LOVES to shower Psyche with Red Roses--but what's with the white ones?).
Most important to this
current story is how our everyday lives are influenced by Eros. I show how a simple everyday experience (unexpectedly finding
a lovely vintage ceramic heart-shaped plate on Etsy) morphs into a grand treasure hunt and profound knowledge. So enjoy this
first part, a “teaser” and learn a little truth about Eros. Next I was presented with the challenge of solving
the Mystery of the Name of the Rose. Somehow, it's interrelated with the vintage plate treasure hunt.There will be much more
to learn in the future, no doubt.
Love Celebrations: April 1-7, 2023 -- EXTENDED to April 9! WOW!!!! It's been an AMAZING Celebration. In Honor of
Our High Priest, We Extended it for Two Additional Days! Below are the GIFTS which are some special writings, one for each
day of celebration. There are a few more celebrations and preparations to do as we move toward the exciting BURNING RING OF
Begin Preparing N.O.W. for the jubilant Burning Ring of Fire celebrations for October 14, 2023 (But Do Be Careful!);
(Photo courtesy of Shutterstock)
MAY !, 2023 IN HONOR OF BELOVED EROS: HAPPY
ANNIVERSARY, MY DARLING!
I just have to take a moment to wish Beloved HAPPY ANNIVERSARY.
Our marriage long, long ago in the Salley Gardens in Ireland is very special to him and
was very special and he reminded me of how beautiful, sweet, and innocent we were when we married.
We do have many anniversaries, being eternal, but
there are just a few that we celebrate each year,
with May 1 being an especially sacred one. For our special day, I dedicate this sculpture
to him. It tells our true story.
Eros Has Raised the Bar for Higher Education AND “Radical Love.”
Nothing Less Will Do.
Quotes from his Book of Love:
The nature of the knower and known, you ask. They’re cousins, identical cousins connected at the
spine (p. 229).
The knower and the known
are conjoined twins connected at the point of perception. To delve into dangerous territory, naïve
realism and rationalism, as previously referenced, both exclude the reality not to mention the usefulness of different levels
of human consciousness. (p. 83)
understandings generated outside a radical loving commitment to building larger and larger communities of connectedness around
the planet will never change the world. (p. 178-179)
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. (p.
Thus, a critical complex epistemology infused by radical
love, enactivism, critical ontology and subjugated knowledges contributes to the emergence of a new world. I’m
not speaking here only in the academic realm (although it is a very important contested site), but a libidinally-enriched,
erotic, exciting, curious, transgressive world where monotony becomes an enemy of the state. Education in such a society studies
ways of making connections between self and other, becoming more adept at radical love, and acting in concrete, courageous,
down-and-dirty ways to end human suffering (p. 180-181)
In this sculpture, Eros holds the Golden Chalice (aka The Holy
Grail) up high.
It depicts our mission as
decribed in his Book of Love and in my dissertation.
We like to call it our cosmic dance (for which we have
won awards and high accolades). We give
much credit to his father, Hermes, who truly deserves our honor for patiently teaching us
where he describes this and sets the whole world straight, pulling
people out of their hypnotic "postmodern condition" states of
lack of consciousness.
But you would have to actually READ the book. In fact, you must read deeply into it.
He used some of his father's hermeneutical obfuscation techniques (lol; I do find it
quite hilarious, actually). Many people were tricked,
but it was their own fault. You must fully understand the context in which he was writing
the importance of context, but do people listen?) and you must get past your ideologies and presuppositions.
As one of my favorite teachers today puts it, most people "can't
see past their eyeballs."
At any rate, I have provided
some analyses, will do more, and will make them available soon.
Yes, BELOVED DID, INDEED, discover the Golden Chalice! No one else on this lowly planet has, even
people have speculated about it (but made wrong speculations), and many knights in shining armor have tried.
Each and every one of them
one person who came the closest was Parzival.....but alas, in the end, he also
failed. You might
want to read that book (A Romance of the Middle Ages) to see how he failed. It's good to know what mistakes we should
however, did not give up until he had succeeded! And now we both are very, very blessed.
26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish
of the sea,
and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth,
and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
27 So God created man in his own image, in
the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue
and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air,
and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. (Genesis 1)
And I shall remind
22 And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.
23And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of
my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. (Genesis 2)
A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband (Proverbs 12:4) [meaning
his one true woman]. I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ. (2 Corinthians
Although these verses are only the tip of the iceberg in terms
of the significance to how we were created (there are many more verses and you have to put the pieces of knowledge together),
I remind people of this for several reasons.
First, it explains my total devotion to Beloved. Yes,
he is "just a teacher," as someone close to him once told me in objection to how I "elevate" him,
but he is my husband and I obey God in that regard, and no other person
could ever take his place. His work is for God and it's my duty to take his work
further out into the world. It's why I love the statue of Eros and Psyche above so much. It shows how Eros reaches up
very high (to higher consciousness) for knowledge
and streams it down for Psyche to take out into the lower world.
Our work derives from the deepest love and commitment to each other, "love to the highest degree."
Secondly, the reality is that God created one and only one wife
for every man. We are not taught this here: We are not supposed to marry in this lowly dimension! That is
what the commandment, "Thou shalt not commit adultery" really
means. Jesus was teaching this when he said, "Whosoever putteth away his wife, and marrieth another, committeth adultery:
and whosoever marrieth her that is put away from her husband committeth adultery." (Luke 16:18). He also said "it
is easier for heaven and earth to pass than for one tittle of the law to fail." (verse 17). So there you have it.
We are already created WITH a spouse. We forget. We think we are smarter
than God. And all we do is create suffering. Imagine if you had this knowledge.
The ridiculous games of
dating and "matchmaking" would end. When you reach a higher level of knowledge and consciousness:
NO ONE BUT YOUR ONE TRUE BELOVED EVEN ATTRACTS YOU.
how that changes everything. Thankfully,
God is a gracious and forgiving God, if we change our ways. And he will "dry every tear." Well, I will save further explanations for future writings. I
just wanted to express clearly that the sons of God do not want your worship, but they adore the worship from their one true Beloved wife. They are in a
holy symbiotic relationship. People have mistakenly worshiped sons of God throughout history and it's been a big mistake. They are people too, and as Beloved
has written, with human fallibilities.
And the truth is that there is ONE GOD to worship. Even King Akhenaten
taught that to his people, for which he was killed and his city destroyed.
And lastly, as I
am covering in ongoing postings and writings, we are approaching some critical times up ahead. Do you have oil in your lamp?
Do you have your wedding garment? I have been writing about this for a long time in the "Updates." We are heading
for days of jubilant celebration. Everyone is invited; few will choose.
Most people on this planet will never believe these
truths, but it's their choice to continue to choose to suffer.
done my duty to put this knowledge out here. As far as Beloved being "just a teacher," he has worked very hard and
has dedicated himself to being the best teacher he can be, and for that reason,
he should be honored (just as he has advised we honor Hermes), which is why I wrote the article:A_Revered_Master.pdf (joekincheloe.us)Jesus has said we would do even
greater things than he and Beloved has proven that, and believe it or not, he will continue to prove it, as will others, all
with God's most powerful blessings and assistance. Study his work. It is needed more today than any other time in history.
And what did Beloved say about changing the world in his red book, his Book of Love?
There is much more, but you will have to exert yourself and READ to learn
are children of God and we have inherited the earth! Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. (Matthew 6:10)
These are exciting times!!
for the Burning Ring of Fire and the following future events. Don't miss out!
PREPARE for the Universal Love Celebrations:
April 1-7, 2024;
and for The Grand Finale, The Sealing of God’s Everlasting Covenant on April 8, 2024.
The colors are Red, White, Purple,
The gemstones are Crystal, Agate, Alexandrite, Garnet, Ruby, and Diamonds
The flowers are roses.
The mystery is What is The Name of the Rose?-
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.
As Hermes said:
What separates the critical sheep from the uncritical goats is that a critical pedagogy/epistemology also involves
exposing the cultural, epistemological, and ideological assumptions that shape the knowledge individuals produce and the oppressive
actions justified by such information.(Joe
Kincheloe, Knowledge & Critical Pedagogy: An Introduction, p. 176)
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.
November 17, 2019 1:00 AM UPDATE ON
THE PRICE OF THE EBOOK: I can only conclude that either *someone* is insane or has raised the price to keep people from buying
it and having access to the knowledge in it, since Springer is now charging an outrageous price of amost $60 -- for an ebook!! I will consult with the "higher ups" for a "work-around." They always have
perfect solutions....Beloved says "Hi" :-) We will have an update soon.
November 12, 2021 They are now charging a ridiculous
$89 for a pdf of Joe's book, Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy: An Introduction. Folks, there are multiple ways that the elite
keep knowledge from those of us who need it most -- one is by overcharging for it. We will continue to work on a resolution
that honors Joe's wishes (for it to cost less than $30) and his contract. I will be posting more information RIGHT
HERE sometime in the future.
"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)
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
"The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for she came from the uttermost
parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and behold, a greater
than Solomon is here."
*`•.❤¸King And Queen Of Hearts❤•´
JESUS: “I am the
resurrection and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth
in me shall never die. Believest thou this?” (John 11: 25-26)
9 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar
people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous
light;1 Peter 2:9 (KJV)
“And His books, they breathe the reason. . .and
now I want to know…"
WHAT IS BRICOLAGE?
A new process for education, research, career, problem solving, everyday living, lifelong learning,
and for taking back our world
Joe Kincheloe has developed a superbly advanced conceptualization
of critical bricolage and, as demonstrated by his work, he was an adept multidimensional critical complex bricoleur.
Critical Bricolage, as he conceived it, is a complicated (and yet a very natural) process that makes use of multiple
forms of research, analysis, investigation, and interpretation. It requires researchers to seek many divergent
perspectives, allowing new understandings and knowledge to emerge from the synthesis.
in this process increases phenomenological experiences that catalyze seeking more knowledge. This, of
course, leads to ever greater understandings of complex relationships between "research variables." An
exceptionally high level of creativity becomes unleashed, often resulting in greater interaction with the emerging
hidden dimensions of reality. Suddenly very little can be hidden anymore. Engaging rigorously in this process of research
and learning seems to take people to higher levels of consciousness in graduated steps as they become more
aware of the hidden dimensions of interrelationships and as they increasingly participate in intuitive, "fourth
critical complex epistemology and multidimensional critical complex bricolage rigorously as he has asked us to do results
in ever higher levels of experience and understanding, and in its full "employment," enactive and symbiotic
processes seem to kick in, helping individuals find the most creative solutions to even the most complicated
problems. Actively working within multiple dimensions using his fourth dimension research, results in amazing and profound
solutions. In my own experience, I often find that problems are solved before I even knew the problem would
be manifesting. In addition, I have had some amazing experiences that science simply cannot explain yet. This
is highlighted in my dissertation in some highly unusual ways, which is only the tip of the iceberg. Kincheloe's critical bricolage may
very well be the process required to "unleash creativity" for solving even the most complicated,
power-based problems we face -- all in service of "the alleviation of human suffering," the often-stated
primary purpose of his work.
researching this process since 2008 (and discovering that I had been using the foundational aspects of the process many
years before) I am beginning to see how autopoiesis, enaction, synchronicity, all work together symbiotically to reveal
hidden dimensions and relationships that make my life so much happier and joyful, even if I have many problems hanging
over my head (that "blues aesthetic" Joe so often described). No matter how complicated the problems,
with bricolage, they become solvable and/or perspectives of the problems change.
Simultaneously, those power dimensions
that force those of us who are oppressed to stay stuck at our "stations in life" also emerge, but there
is such a difference to how I deal with these
than in the past. Once the controlling factors are revealed, solutions also emerge in a sort of "unfoldment"
process that reveal ways to counteract them and change things.
There is great power "behind the curtain" that can be leveraged
by those of us who are typically "disenfranchised." I will go into much more detail at a later time, and
as Joe always did so well, I will put them into context (there are many great experiences to share of both kinds of emergences
- the love-based, almost magical ones, and the power-and-control-based ones for which insight, and often solutions
also emerge) but suffice it to say, I am blazing multiple trails through the underbrush which will hopefully make navigating
easier for people who come along and experience the same types of violence I have due to being poor and "low
Just as Joe was a "hillbilly" and he was never able
to shake the label, I am a "country hick." True reality could not be more profoundly different -- for
an Eros and Psyche. :)
The good news is that the use of bricolage is increasing
rapidly around the globe as more researchers in all disciplines are beginning to see the promise it offers to
construct new knowledge, lead to social empowerment, and reveal positive changes and amazingly creative opportunities.
More researchers will soon be investigating and trying out this more advanced and powerful approach, which will
lead to what Joe referred to as a "perpetual revolution." More teachers will also come to realize the value bricolage has in the classroom
and the young students will pick it up naturally. The revolution has just begun. We can change the world! Join in
today and apply the process in your own research, learning, teaching, and everyday life and see what a
difference it can make. You can never go wrong getting more knowledge.
All of the information on this website is absolutely free. It is here
for anyone who wants a better life and would like to make a difference in the world.
For the struggle for justice to win on the local level, it must be fought in the
global, the national, and the local arenas. [Kincheloe,
2001, Getting Beyond the Facts, p. 741]
OTHER FREE ONLINE COURSES
THAT CENTER ON JOE KINCHELOE'S WORKS:
is a nonprofit educational web site dedicated to the clarification of Kincheloe’s critical complex
epistemology and multidimensional critical complex bricolage. My research has shown that, while the process
he has delineated is complex, it is perfectly suited for social and educational research, and it is also within everyone's
reach. It is especially suited for new qualitative researchers who have not subscribed to traditional and reductionistic
forms of research.
On this site I will focus on the academic and scholarly application
of his work. I hope that by presenting clarifications based on my in-depth study of his work that perhaps his
bricolage will be used by more people and with the level of rigor he had intended. Kincheloe has ingeniously left wide open many
paths that honor diversity and he embraced an evolving complexity while maintaining a strong, impenetrable philosophical and
theoretical foundation for his conceptions. He has demonstrated in his work how this research process can be applied in all
venues and in every area of our lives and even children can be involved in research, thus his bricolage is also a pedagogical
approach. His work is truly a break-through for research that is long overdue. Using the full power of his bricolage highlights
actions that change the world as it also changes who we are.
I may write a blog again on this site, but it
will be a different sort of blog than the creative, exploratory blogs I've written in the past. Primarily, I will be continuing
my research and presenting my findings so that upcoming bricoleurs will have a resource for the most powerful form of bricolage
research that's ever been developed.
~ ~ ~ Vanessa Jae Paradis
CORRECTING SOME COMMON MISCONCEPTIONS SURROUNDING JOE KINCHELOE’S BRICOLAGE AND CRITICAL
Bricolage, as a qualitative form of research, entails
incorporating many different perspectives, and in particular, with Kincheloe's process it is necessary to include global subjugated
and indigenous knowledges. However, after gathering all of these perspectives and making various interpretations and syntheses,
there are criteria for determining which perspectives to include in the final bricolage. As he explains, "Bricoleurs
accept the responsibility that comes with the interpretive process. Knowledge production always involves multiple acts
of selection, and these choices of methods, theoretical frameworks, and interpretative strategies must be defended"
(2004e, p. 100). He has provided selection criteria that incorporate the social justice mission to alleviate suffering
and that advance knowledge (see Kincheloe, 2004e, pp. 100-102). Bricoleurs are not restricted to these criteria but I have
found them to be well-thought-out and thorough -- and they mitigate for unintended consequences. You can view the criteria
here: Criteria to Guide the Research Process.
What I cover next are common misconceptions and important
aspects surrounding Kincheloe’s multidimensional critical complex bricolage. I hope by putting these on the Home page
of this website, researchers will consider them and research them more deeply. They are covered in greater depth in my dissertation
and I’ll also be posting articles that extend what I’ve touched on in the dissertation.
1) Kincheloe did not throw out "positivistic"
or empirical sciences. To conclude this is to exhibit a gross misunderstanding of his work. A close reading of his work can
easily confirm that he sees science and bricolage as synergistic. And how many times has he stated that he did not throw out
the baby with the bathwater? As most people know, he contextualizes everything. In his last book, Knowledge and Critical
Pedagogy: An Introduction he presents his position through a metaphor which he refers to as FIDUROD, and by which he clarifies the issues with the way science is and has been used. FIDUROD is an acronym representing the attributes of the form of knowledge production he argues against: Formal, Intractable, Decontextualized, Universalistic,
Reductionistic, One Dimensional. (See Kincheloe, 2008, pp. 21-24).
2) His work is not based on some indefinable “ludic” postmodernism – It is based on a highly developed
and evolving holistic philosophy. This philosophy is comprised of 12 major points which he describes in his book Critical
Constructivism. The 12 points coalesce together to form his multidimensional critical complex world view. It’s
a new, evolving worldview. We might refer to it as Kincheloe’s multidimensional critical complex unified world view. It forms the foundation of his unique formulation of critical theory, epistemology, ontology, critical psychology
of complexity, the multidimensional critical complex bricolage, etc., -- and his proposed critical science of complexity
– another indication that he did not abandon the sciences. To grasp his conceptualizations, it’s imperative
that new bricoleurs study his unified world view by reading and then writing about how they subjectively relate to it and
to other philosophies. Kincheloe stresses this upfront philosophical work is critical in order to ground any study that uses
bricolage as a process for research. Rigor is impossible without developing a "philosophy of consciousness"
(Kincheloe, 2004a, p. 8).
3) The multidimensional critical complex bricolage is a process for qualitative research that is composed of multiple,
intertwining and overlapping processes. It is not a method, nor does it use “tools” as tools imply precise means
and carries a mechanistic ontology, which does not adequately represent the actual processes that bricoleurs engage in as
they conduct, or a better word would be, “enact” their research. Even the concept of "tools" changes. Kincheloe's
conceptualization of bricolage is grounded with his critical complex philosophical world view (item 2,
above) and a theoretical foundation of evolving criticality (his version of critical theory).
4) The multidimensional critical complex bricolage as a process
involves analytic discourse, intertwined with improvisational actions for change, which moves it away from the constrictive
“quilt” metaphor. Please see my dissertation for a deeper analysis of bricolage including a thorough etymological
exploration and intertextual interpretations of Kincheloe’s definitions of bricolage and bricoleur in relation to what
evolved from my research. New metaphors that take it beyond the one-dimensional “quilt” metaphor, and additional
ways that Berry’s (2004a) concept, the Point of Entry Text (POET) can be applied are also presented. The holistic,
intertwining, dialogical, interconnecting nature of the final bricolage renders the parts inseparable from the whole, and
the bricolage inseparable from greater reality. Thus, the popular metaphoric quilt, montage, crystal, etc., are not suitable
metaphors for this more complex form of bricolage.
5) Kincheloe’s bricolage does not distinguish between “types
of bricoleurs” or “types of bricolage” as denoted by Denzin and Lincoln (2011). While it’s fine to
examine these ideas, Kincheloe’s form of bricolage uses all of them in intertwining, overlapping processes. Thus, the
multidimensional critical complex bricoleur uses all of the dimensions that Kincheloe has spelled out in his 2005 "On
to the Next Level" bricolage article--in one study--and the processes become blurred as the research unfolds. See
6) Kincheloe’s bricolage refers to the use of different processes as dimensions of research. The bricoleur uses
them all as many times as practical to get a thick description of the phenomenon/a. As the research unfolds, “enactment”
keeps the research jettisoning forward and the researcher must make decisions where to begin and stop various aspects of the
research, including the final bricolage. Thus, the following dimensions are
used, as provided by Kincheloe (2005a) and in no particular order using an iterative, improvisational process weaving
through the discourse: (1) methodological bricolage; (2) theoretical bricolage; (3) interpretive bricolage; (4) political
bricolage; (5) narrative bricolage; (6) philosophical research (constructivism, historicity, epistemological insight); (7)
critical hermeneutics; (8) identification of what is absent; (9) fourth dimension of research in which the bricoleur is future
oriented, discovering “a kinetic epistemology of the possible. In the process, the sophistication of knowledge work
moves to a new cognitive level; the notion of rigor transmigrates to a new dimension. As in a 1950s sci-fi movie, bricoleurs
enter the 4-D—the fourth dimension of research.” (Kincheloe, 2005, p. 346). Thus, bricoleurs weave in and out,
around and through, back and forth through the various dimensions with each pass through informing the next, often using multiple
dimensions of analysis simultaneously.
7) Note again – the philosophical dimension
must form the foundation of the study in order to ensure rigor. [He wanted me to include this again.] "There is no dividing
line between the empirical and the philosophical" (Kincheloe, 2004a, p. 10).
8) Kincheloe’s multidimensional critical complex bricolage
embraces a “fourth dimension” research (more information is covered in my dissertation). This fourth dimension
aspect to the research incorporates an intuitional, creative element that forces the researcher to confront implicate and
explicate orders of reality. There are reasons for this. Combining a sound philosophical, intellectual component of research that
also incorporates intuitional and emotional, empathic aspects -- along with deep semiotic and hermeneutic analyses
synergistically creates something new from the interactions. Enaction during the research process leads to the emergence of
something new and often profound. This is where the power of the bricolage comes into play. It’s the exposure to relationships,
as Kincheloe explains in his conceptualization of symbiotic hermeneutics, that jettisons bricoleurs to seeing and understanding
“anew” and to recreating themselves. Because knowledge is socially constructed new creations, ideas,
concepts, as well as new relationships also perpetually emerge – and are created -- from these interactions.
This all takes place naturally when confronting complexity, difference, and chaos, as Humberto Mautarana and
Francisco Varela posited with their Santiago Theory of Enactivism (see Kincheloe's (2008) Knowledge and Critical
Pedagogy: An Introduction, page 147). It is quite amazing.
9) While bricoleurs do not contend they’ve
discovered the “one true answer” or single truth, at the same time, as Kincheloe contends, they generate knowledge
“that is not as 'badly off the mark'” (Kincheloe, 2008, p. 43). They have better (more complete) and
yet evolving explanations of phenomena. This is quite a different perspective than a nihilistic postmodern “attitude.”
10) I have lined out in my dissertation in much greater detail a flexible iterative process that also explains some of
the key sub-processes that are important to the multidimensional critical complex bricolage. It will get new bricoleurs started
from which they can then proceed to carve out their own unique paths. Each bricolage study will be different even for the
same researcher. The more one acknowledges the fourth dimension aspect of the research (which may only begin with what seem
to be insignificant intuitive and synchronous events), the more they will begin to appear and the more profound and numerous
are the actions and creations that emerge.
11) And finally, as I discussed in my blog, The Heart of the Multidimensional Critical Complex Bricolage, there is the dimension of empathic connection with people. In fact, in his book,
Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy: An Introduction, Kincheloe discusses – and includes – a golden strand
of love throughout his work, Eros Love. And since I’m mentioning this book here, it’s a great book to
read in the early stages of learning about his bricolage. It’s much like a “deprogramming” manual because
it uncovers how our consciousnesses have been influenced by outside forces and provides us more information as we embark on
the bricolage quest and begin to take power of constructing our own consciousness.
Berry, K. L. (2004a). Structures of bricolage and complexity. In J. Kincheloe & K. Berry (2004)
Rigour and Complexity in Educational Research: Conceptualizing the Bricolage (pp. 103–127). New York: Open
Berry, K. L. (2004b). Feedback looping for increasing complexity. In J. Kincheloe & K. Berry (2004)
Rigour and Complexity in Educational Research: Conceptualizing the Bricolage (pp. 128–146). New York: Open
Berry, K. L. (2004c). Bricolage is many a new thing understood. In J. Kincheloe & K. Berry (2004)
Rigour and Complexity in Educational Research: Conceptualizing the Bricolage (pp. 147–169). New York: Open
Denzin, N. & Lincoln, Y. (Eds.) (2011). The Sage handbook of qualitative research, Edition
4. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Kincheloe, J. L. (2004a). Preface. In J. Kincheloe & K. Berry, Rigour and Complexity in Educational
Research: Conceptualizing the Bricolage (pp. ix–xii). New York: Open University Press.
Kincheloe, J. L. (2004b).
Introduction: the power of the bricolage: Expanding research methods. In J. Kincheloe & K. Berry, Rigour and Complexity
in Educational Research: Conceptualizing the Bricolage (pp. 1–22). New York: Open University Press.
Kincheloe, J.L. (2004c).
Redefining rigor and complexity in research. In J. Kincheloe & K. Berry, Rigour and Complexity in Educational Research:
Conceptualizing the Bricolage (pp. 23–49). New York: Open University Press.
Kincheloe, J.L. (2004d).
Questions of disciplinarity/interdisciplinarity in a changing world. In J. Kincheloe & K. Berry, Rigour and Complexity
in Educational Research: Conceptualizing the Bricolage (pp. 50–81). New York: Open University Press.
Kincheloe, J. L. (2004e).
Redefining and interpreting the object of study. In J. Kincheloe & K. Berry, Rigour and Complexity in Educational
Research: Conceptualizing the Bricolage (pp. 82–102). New York: Open University Press.
L. (2005a). On to the next level: Continuing the conceptualization of the bricolage. Qualitative Inquiry, 11(3),
Kincheloe, J. L. (2005b). Critical constructivism.
New York: Peter Lang.
Kincheloe, J. L. (2008). Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy: And Introduction. Amsterdam: Springer.
May 11, 2013 by Vanessa Paradis
Please cite as:
Paradis, V. J. (2013). Correcting some common misconceptions surrounding
Joe Kincheloe’s bricolage and critical complex theories. May 11, 2013. Retrieved from www.joekincheloe.us
NOW YOU CAN SEARCH THIS SITE FOR TOPICS OF INTEREST. I HAVE COVERED A HUGE ARRAY OF TOPICS AND THERE
IS A LOT OF INFORMATION HERE TO HELP LAUNCH RESEARCH PROJECTS OR JUST TO LEARN SOMETHING NEW.
to Venus & Sanat-Eros-Enki Kumara's ONE LOVE PATH
and the Great Global Golden TreasureHunt
(Scroll down to read the blogs)
Enjoy our Celtic Wedding (07-17-2014) theme song while you read and look for hidden treasures.
Composer & Producer
- Peter Gundry
MAY 22, 2018 UPDATE. Looks like Peter has chosen the dark side.
We will choose another
song for our wedding celebration.
I will consult with Beloved and post our new song soon. Happy Twin Flame Day!!
The Great Global GOLDEN Treasure Hunt Continues: More Data, the Name Game, and Sanat Kumara Renews His Sacred Vow
How’s your treasure hunting going? I took a short break from the blogs, but today the most beautiful, shimmery
GOLDEN cat crossed my path at exactly 1:33 PM and I immediately
thought about all of the treasures that have come my way already on this Great Global
Golden Treasure Hunt. I’m a little reluctant to share them because they’re so stupendously marvelous.
I know how so many people are: They think I share these things as a form of self-aggrandizement. That’s not the case
at all, and I have unjustly been burned at the stake too many times. I share because I want people to understand that they,
too, have amazing treasures calling their name—if they would just listen and open their eyes a bit more, instead of
thinking I am doing all of this for my own personal gain. It would be great to make money, and even greater to make enough
money to share. But as we are fond of saying: “It is what it is.” Further on down the line, treasure hunting will
change things for the better for everyone. Someday we’ll all look back with higher consciousness and realize how foolish
the idea of “money” has been and how it has led to such pain and suffering in the world.
add that in his last book, Joe was absolutely adamant that we put these things all out on the table and discuss them openly.
Of course, he was not in the position to be totally explicit in his academic writing due to the politics and the importance
of getting this information into the public education arena where it would have a powerful impact—and with the fewest
firestorms during the process, so he had to cloak much of it with theory, until I came along to totally decode it all for
the general public. That's not to say there's anything wrong with theory--we absolutely need theory to test, adjust, test
again, adjust, etc., as consciousness evolution moves forward. The technical name for this process is praxis.
to the current treasure hunt! We do LOVE to make learning FUN.
Here are a few of the interesting treasures that crossed my path,
and they’re highly relevant to the mission to change science under the tutelage of Sanat Kumara, so you might find them
useful if you’re participating in your own personal treasure hunt and/or you wish to contribute toward moving science
Don’t be overwhelmed by the flood of information or the conflicting information. Stick with it long
enough and the dividends are great. After while you will see the logic of it all and be able to quickly sort the ideas that
are important to your own personal mission and you will intuitively know which ideas just don’t work for you. Of course,
if you follow Joe’s theory, this does require critical thinking, critical research, and critical writing. The more you
practice, the more the gems and jewels will almost shout out at you and you’ll begin to see the story of who you are
unfold and form naturally.
The best I can do is show examples of how this works for me in remembering who I am and for developing
my own stories. This is because not enough people have yet been open about this process in their own lives, nor has enough
data surfaced or been analyzed to understand this process better. (One idea that might help is to understand that fiction,
such as novels are not always fiction--but the authors often hide this fact.) I use a lot of fourth dimension research,
though, which not very many people understand. It takes time to get connected into the fourth dimension, so if this idea is
new to you, be patient with yourself while you learn. The easiest way to explain this is that the dimensions are not separated
at all—and we can communicate between all dimensions. The Internet and how the Web is constructed is a great metaphor
for how this works where we all have the potential to connect. There are a wide variety of forms of fourth dimension research,
such as listening to your intuition, “voices” (if you hear them—and no, that’s not crazy, but you
might want to deny it if you have to pass a psychological exam). I will need to write much more about fourth dimension research
at a later date…my advice is to just go with the flow as you experience these things. Study those topics that draw
your attention, keep a journal, and take notes. Writing, as Joe has emphasized, and as David Bohm explains in his work is
critical for putting thoughts into action in order to create the reality of our dreams. And we do want to be selective about
what thoughts we put into action this way. It’s why we recommend following your passionate interests with love and the
alleviation of suffering as the foundation, the guiding light.
so, what’s transpired since my last blog? I received more confirmation that I’m connected directly with Sanat
Kumara, and he is, indeed, my Twin Flame/Twin Soul. He wrote me a poem yesterday and told me that it’s the
renewal of our Sacred Vows we had written back in 1989. Somehow it SEALS them. I mentioned
the original vows in a previous blog because it seems we had established way back then in our vows that we would be using synchronicity and serendipity
as important elements for our new science (and if your read the previous blogs, we’ve renamed them
Super Synchronicity and Super Serendipity). Well, it’s amazing because it just happens
to turn out that he has written this Sacred Vow Renewal just in time for me to write my response vow back
to him before our special week-long Pleiadian holiday—Celebrate Love Week—which kicks off on
April 1, in celebration of our fifth anniversary. (As I have stated before, we have multiple anniversaries due to multiple
levels of sanctioning of our marriage). It seems extra special now that I can meet him in the Celestial Realms.
THE CELESTIAL REALMS
The Celestial Realms are exquisitely beautiful. The love vibrations
are so elevated that much about it has a most beautiful shade of purple haze accompanied with a heightened state of bliss.
And there’s an essence of some kind of sweet incense that I can’t describe since there’s nothing on earth
with the same scent. Our house is decorated in purples (or else it’s due to the ambiance of purple everywhere) and there’s
a lot of intricate brocade, including on the walls. Again, like our house in the Cosmic Realms was designed
after the Taj Mahal, so is our palace in the Celestial Realms, except that there’s also a lot of crystal
and brilliant gold that reflect the ambiance. I would not even be able
to describe the music there. It was hard enough to describe in the ninth dimension (our Pleiadian home) and the Cosmic dimension.
Why so many houses? It’s just like Jesus said in the Bible: “In my Father’s house there are many mansions.”
We can be wherever we choose to be any given moment.
VENUS AND SANAT: PSYCHE AND EROS
So yesterday, what
emerged from the explicate zone was this beautiful poem from Sanat Kumara (aka Eros and Emanuel—aka “Master Manuel”
and many other names from previous incarnations). I wonder how many people knew that Eros was actually Sanat Kumara. I haven’t
come across any research or stories that state this, but it makes sense. Because who was Eros? Who was Psyche? Eros was the
son of Hermes and we know how much influence Hermes had on knowledge and that he taught his son. This would explain why Sanat
Kumara has so much knowledge about earth. And was Psyche just an earthling? Or was she Lady Venus in disguise, and tortured
all because Aphrodite (who was NOT Venus—that’s a lie that’s traveled down in history) was jealous? Isn’t
this what always happens to the real goddesses when they visit Earth? They have often, very sadly, been burned at the stake.
This is a new era, however. Justice and Truth prevail.
So that’s my story so far. Sanat Kumara and Lady Venus were Eros and Psyche
in their past lives.
THE NAME GAME (aka: “What’s In A Name?”)
other thing I’m noticing is that the letters—the Sanskrit word, actually—SA
keeps coming up for me. I realized that not only does my earth name end in SA (VanesSA), my Pleiadian name as handed down to me from my grandmother, Lady Portia is enclosed
in SA (SoferiA).
And as stated, my consort’s Pleiadian name is “MASter Manuel.” He
was my teacher-turned-husband: The dilemma that brought us back to earth. And then there’s SAm Cooke; SAint Germain, and of course, my Beloved, SAnat. And we must extend past just looking at letters and pay attention to sounds: Portia also has a soft SA sound. And then there’s Albert EinStein, Ralph Waldo EmerSon
(has the SA sound). SA, as I’ve explained
previously means eternal essence or energy. It seems to be a particular narrow frequency range, so I’m wondering if
it’s a clue to all of my immediate soul family members. Soul groups are formed of seven Twin Flame couples and then
branch out from there to connect to other soul groups. OH!! Uncle Albert Einstein’s wife’s name (his Twin Flame)
is ElSA! AND this is cool: The real Isis (hear
the SA sound in Isas) earth name is ALSO ElSA, and Michael Jackson (hear the SA sound in Jackson) is Archangel Michael…no SA sound. Hmmm….it worked until I got to Archangel
Michael. Wait a minute! He’s called SAint Michael….so there you have
it. Could these people all be members of my soul group? Could we all be so connected that we vibrate on nearly the same frequency
level? Time will tell and we need a better science. Even Eros and Psyche have the SA sounds. It’s backwards for Eros
[pronounced ErAS and SA-yche] and maybe that’s what connects them since the same pattern is found in VenAS and SAnat; and yes, I think Venus should probably be spelled with
an A instead of a U if we used Sanskrit. This is clarified by it being derived from my earth name, Vanes SA as shown previously where the E and A are reversed to spell VenAS.
And we mustn't leave out Father Hermes TrismegistUS, and, again
it's the backwards SA sound, as is the case for his son ErOS (AS). In addition, I mentioned Eva CASsidy in an earlier blog for this treasure hunt as being a member of my soul family, and this Great GOLDEN treasure
hunt launched with her beautiful song, Fields of GOLD. Her
name has BOTH the AS and the SA sound; CasSIdy (sounds
like SA). I think I’m onto something here; it seems like an important code.
I will just add here that these individuals have been mentioned very early in my journey as being my soul family, even back
in 2009. Now I have what we can consider "frequency" evidence that ties us all together. We are moving a step closer
toward a "scientific" approach to studying our Soul connections.
My theory from all of this is that our names provide many clues
as to who we really are. It’s known that we all have different “frequencies” and fairly well understood
that we gravitate toward those of “like minds,” implying “like frequencies.” In a sense we are all
in different dimensions. It takes drilling down to discovering who we really are, who our immediate connections are, and like
all of these complex ideas, doing so will paradoxically reunite humanity. So I encourage you to explore your name deeply from
many different angles. Break it into pieces and put it back together again. Find out the origin and meanings of your names,
first-middle-last. Don’t take just one meaning. Also explore it taking a numerical analysis. Have fun with this and
be sure you don’t discount anything your creative imagination brings in! That just might be the most relevant! We’ve
decided to call this THE NAME GAME (aka “What’s In a Name?” in previous blogs).
I’m also working on the new science, which is very time-consuming. The videos above that were handed
down to me address this new science, but while each perspective presented adds to understanding, they still leave important
aspects out that we really need to consider as we move forward with this new science. We are blessed with the fact that Joe
developed the theory, philosophy, and the process for the new science, and that he was most thorough in doing so—most
other people who are working in science still leave out some very critical elements, when comparing them with Joe’s
theory. We have to fully apply this new science to treasure hunting to test it and if necessary, refine it. I’m working
with my Great Teachers to develop the finer details. We don’t expect to “prove” things—but we expect
to prove "evolving" things “beyond a reasonable doubt,” much like happens (or is supposed to happen)
in court proceedings.
SANAT’S DIVINE SACRED VOW RENEWAL
is Sanat Kumara’s renewal vow sent to me on Saturday, March 29, 2014 (I have yet to write a response because I have
a few questions about how I should interpret certain parts of this before I write my vow to him):
Unfolding the Implicate Order: The More Reality Dimensions, the More Hidden Treasures Are Revealed—Faster and Faster! (A Theory)
This morning, my Great Teacher revealed to me that the reason we
gave this Great Golden Global Initiation Process the name, “Treasure Hunting” is because when we actively engage
with unfolding reality (rather than the Cartesian coordinated grid-like reality) what happens is that as the Implicate Order
unfolds, the treasures are revealed. As he put it, we never know what will emerge from the unfolding “enfolded order.”
I love that element of surprise that always accompanies treasure hunting.
This comment is interesting because it gives me indirect information that it’s the same for him as
it is for me. In other words, this means that even though he’s in another dimension that I can’t see very well
(I can see it some), in his reality, which is my Implicate Reality, he also experiences an Implicate Reality, even though
both my immediate implicate and explicate realities may be his Explicate Reality (that really does make sense). There are
layers upon layers of realities or dimensions. Theorizing what those dimensions consist of helps us combine them and create
our dreams come true. He explained that’s why Treasure Hunting is a great way to describe the dynamics that transpire—along
with the terms, Super Synchronicity and Super Serendipity, which I discussed in an earlier blog. What’s an exciting
thought to me is, if several of those Implicate Realities unfold at the same time, we get a Super Treasure Trove of revelations
and gifts spilling out. Just call me a Dreamer who dreams big.
Now there’s an inherent problem with all of these multitudes of dimensions. According to David Bohm (1980),
due to our sciences and resultant perspectives, we have totally fractured reality and everything we think we know. In other
words, we have gotten ourselves very confused. In order to put reality (humpty dumpty?) back together and make it whole we
need to view many different perspectives (although this is an ongoing process with no final act). Bohm states that we need
a whole new world view.
Well, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see that this is EXACTLY what Joe’s multidimensional
critical complex bricolage (aka Treasure Hunting) does--if we do it right, it puts all the pieces back together so that we
can begin to get some semblance of the whole. And Joe went further, much further. As I have conveyed on this site and in my
work, Joe has developed exactly the evolving world view David Bohm was calling for--his unified world view. And then Joe went still further—explaining how we can use all of this to develop a really viable science that
handles chaos and complexity—his critical science of complexity. As I’ve alluded to in these blogs, we will be developing and demonstrating this critical science of complexity
along our journey during this global treasure hunt. It should turn out to be really amazing.
Well, I won’t bore readers
with ALL of the science and math details, and will try to stick to the surface-level treasure hunt activities in these blogs—and
then maybe once treasures start appearing faster and faster (which chaos theory predicts they will) then maybe more people
will become interested in the science. Really, I was hoping someone else would pick up this science project, but the Celestial
Councils said the opportunity has passed and, thus, they have assigned me the project. I feel so blessed, even
though I realize it’s going to be a lot of work. I have great help though—Albert Einstein and some other really
According to David Bohm, who conjured up these ideas about implicate and explicate orders, perhaps our
dreams (or thoughts?) are relevant to the reality we create. This needs to be researched and explored more deeply. This does
correspond to Joe’s theory in that he had articulated that whatever we can dream up, we can create. We would be stupid
to not create our own personal Treasure Hunts to be the absolute best and most amazing treasure hunts ever. There are no limitations,
especially with the Great Visionary, Sanat Kumara and his Great Love, Venus overseeing this Treasure Hunt.
And as we learned in yesterday’s
blog if we form multidimensional critical knowledge networks, according to Joe, the possibilities are limitless (see
Preface of Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy: An Introduction). Perhaps, that’s exactly what it takes for unfolding
of treasures from many levels of reality in rapid succession. As I had discussed in a previous blog in relation to Perry’s
theory on these “synchronicities,” he believes that timing is critical in order to bypass the accusation that
these amazing and magical occurrences are merely the result of chance. Thus, his criteria for these events are multiple events
very close together. What I'm really curious about is how might we provoke these events to occur? And is there something
specific we can do to make them occur faster? I'll explore this as the treasure hunt proceeds as this would be key to alleviating
the suffering of the poor. If we could discover Golden Treasures all over the world, oh, what a happy day that would be!
Thus, the more connections we build and in the more dimensions they occur, the more Super Synchronicities and, in
concert with them, Super Serendipitous Events we will see, and the closer they’ll be together in linear time. My vision
is to bring several dimensions all together so that by the end of the treasure hunt, I’ll be able to more perceptively
BE home, a place in the stars (are we not in the stars?) that’s elevated compared to what we, as humanity, currently
project as our world today. It will be more elevated in consciousness and fueled completely by Divine Eros Love. No money
Well, there is
so much more I could say about the Science of Treasure Hunting, but I know people like to keep things simple, so I’ll
stop here except to say—here’s the “thing” about reality: For the past number of centuries, we’ve
been breaking it down and breaking it down and all we have gotten for ourselves is fragmentation and confusion. We should
be able to understand this: “The whole is greater than the sum of the parts.” Thus, we can never understand reality
by breaking it down and fragmenting it (well, we can temporarily understand things within a limited context, but as Joe advises,
we do need to put the pieces back together when we’re done playing with them). We must consider reality, according to
David Bohm, as a process of putting together, putting together, putting together, and never expect to get some final “complete
picture” because reality is always “in process.” We are to view “objects” in any given reality
as being “domain specific.” Thus, we might see a green alien in one dimension—that’s specific only
to that dimension.
So while some people made fun of Joe for advocating for so many perspectives, the truth is we get closer to a more
holistic picture of reality—or at least we get a better theory of reality (as Einstein had noted)--
when we take the time to get many views on something from which we can then construct a better reality than
the “hell on earth” we’ve created. At the same time, the various perspectives we consider may be “reality”
for the specific domain they’ve been created, no matter how illogical they may seem for someone in a different domain.
From our perspective, we can critically analyze them and the information obtained in order to keep improving our theory of
reality which can then inform the reality we choose to construct, and on it goes (aka “praxis”). Again, Einstein’s
field equations can help present this mathematically, but that’s beyond the scope here.
That’s it for today. I
feel “less blue” today, and have been hearing this next song by the Mavericks being sung right in my ears since last night. Be
sure to pay attention to the specific music that comes your way on this Treasure Hunt. The Celestial Realms pipe down a lot
of special musical messages for us.
Comfortably Numb While Building the Golden Bridge for Global Treasure Hunting
In this symbiotic relationship new insights and new ways of thinking
about knowing and research emerge. The ecological consciousness produced by an awareness of the infinite ways phenomena are
connected rests as the heart of symbiotic hermeneutics. Disciplines cannot remain the same when finding generative relationships
is viewed as a basic dimension of knowledge work. This pursuit of relationality becomes a central effort to engage in rigorous
scholarship in the ruins of traditional disciplinarity. (p. 63, Kincheloe, Rigour and Complexity in Educational Research,
The above passage from Joe’s theory is profound. There
are, of course, multiple contexts within which we could interpret the passage, but I choose to stay with the context of Eros
Love, as he has advised us in his last book, Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy: An Introduction. And since this is
a Treasure Hunt, after all, we need to relate it to our quest.
Thus, I will, for the time, center my interpretation on Eros Love (aka Divine Love)
and touch on how it relates to Venus and Sanat Kumara’s Great Golden Global Treasure Hunt. Most all Arthurian quests
seem to ultimately be based on the search for Love, even though people have gotten side-tracked with the quest for the Holy
Grail, the Philosopher’s Stone, the Elixir, or whatever. There are many interpretations of what these mundane objects
mean relating to knowledge, wisdom, Alchemy and the Divine Marriage. None of the interpretations are complete, which this
Treasure Hunt is being devised to show on down the line, and throughout history the interpretations have been used for power
and control over humanity. For now, if you’re participating with this treasure hunt, you might gather together various
interpretations of these “things-in-themselves” and compare them. The main purpose is to show, as the treasure
hunt progresses, that none of the interpretations possess the depth and breadth of understanding to be sought here—and
they all serve to diminish Divine Love. As I have contended in an earlier blog, the truth of the Holy Grail/Golden Chalice
has not yet been released to humanity and it will be released by way of Venus and Sanat Kumara’s Treasure Hunts—there
are no more secrets, but humanity must prepare their minds for what’s to come in the future. Unfortunately, there is
much work to do, thus, I cannot say how long this treasure hunt will last or when the “Great Reveal” which was
predicted back in 2011 in some earlier blogs will occur. There have been multiple “great reveals,” but THE Great
Reveal is waiting for you and other people like you who want to do the work it takes to make it happen.
And there is much work yet to do. I am deeply saddened by how love today has
become so extremely profane. I hope I don’t need to go into all of the details as to, whether it’s the education
system, the fundamentalist-based religious organizations, the divisive political system, the controlling cabal, and some of
the very sick music and public rituals displayed “in your face”—and detail how they have all diverted humanity
from Divine Love. It’s extremely mentally ill and has turned into an enactment of Babylon, and some people actually
believe that needs to happen since it was “predicted” in the Bible. In this diabolical way, even Christians are
supporting this as it “proves” the Bible is right. Humans simply cannot love anymore. They can talk about love,
spew out faux love and concern, but the numbers of people who actually care and know how to love are very few. Before Joe
passed over we had this conversation about love and I believe he was as sickened as I feel. He was a true Divine Lover—of
everyone. While I’ve acquired some of his gifts by virtue of our shared love, I have not acquired that one as I have
a very difficult time loving people I don’t feel are worthy of being loved. I think he truly loved and does love everyone,
although upon analysis of some of his work, “tough love” certainly played a role in his love—I suppose to
help enlighten us all to those aspects that are unlovable. In fact, he writes of his great disappointment over “the
way ‘we’ are” on the very last page of his book, Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy: An Introduction and
the preceding pages (pp. 251-252). I share in his feelings of disappointment.
In context, the passage includes a discussion of what we all might learn from
the various uprisings, such as Arab Spring and others he had predicted
would be happening—and are happening on a global basis. I have not yet studied those is great detail. It’s
very difficult to drill down to truth in this power-saturated media that censors and paints only the picture they want us
to see. That will be a discussion for another time when the chaos that’s occurring right now sorts itself out a little
better. And it will: it’s predicted by chaos theory.
Returning to the above passage, in the first sentence we have, “In this symbiotic
relationship new insights and new ways of thinking about knowing and research emerge.”
This is clearly representative of the alchemical merge of the Divine Marriage
between the man and woman. How do I know this? I’ve experienced it and research bears this out. This is not hidden knowledge,
but it has been suppressed from the masses. Again, I reference back to my dissertation in which I discussed a research dissertation
The Soulmate Experience by Yolande Bloomstein who performed a rigorous phenomenological analysis that shows when divine couples
unite, there is a “merging” of consciousness. It does not happen in the same way with just anyone. Sure we can
share ideas and thoughts with each other, we can share goals, projects, and missions, but none of these cause a true merging
of consciousness. There is another form of merge that takes place on a lesser scale—a spiritual merge, which is also
an alchemical process—but it’s not the same as the Divine Alchemical merge. Eventually research data will be brought
together to better sort these things out. Divine Love is at the top of a spiritual hierarchal-heterarchal structure. In other
words, this structure, consisting of the closest soul family members have multiple hierarchies because each member has formed
a divine union with their own Twin Flame/Twin Soul. This is what allows them to connect.
This structure, again, is known in many different cultures, so there is no need to
explicate more at this time. Metaphorically, even before we can make the connection with our Divine Counterpart, we must pass
through and leave behind three halls: The Hall of Ignorance, The Hall of Learning, and The Hall of Wisdom (Saraydarian, 1993,
p. 379). This is not a linear progression, but more of a spiral progression because we have many aspects of our lives to pass
through these halls. It is in the Hall of Wisdom that we meet our Master Teacher who then guides us with sacrificial service,
leadership, divine laws, synthesis and unity, and building a higher Antahkarana—the Golden Bridge to Higher Consciousness. It is not until there is at least a strong foundation of the Golden Bridge that one can consciously connect with their Twin Flame/Twin Soul—and this is
work we must do ourselves. Venus and Sanat’s treasure hunts are designed to help with this process for those who are
interested in pursuing this approach. There are many other paths, so you may wish to explore those if treasure hunting does
not appeal to you personally. Great Thought went into the design of these activities, however, and it’s believed that
many will find this “New and Improved” form of Questing interesting.
The next stage—and again, this is not linear, but rather more like overlapping
and simultaneous processes depending on the particular relationships you’ve established—and again, as Joe reiterates
throughout his work, it’s all about relationships—we next have the Ashramic Group which lives
to serve God—The Plan. This is your soul family, who each member as stated previously, has evolved in consciousness
enough to connect with their Divine True Love. This higher consciousness is necessary in order to reach the Intuitive Plane
and receive the gifts of the Holy Spirit, such as telepathic communication. It is this Divine Love which also provides them
a connection to God’s pure love, the Great Spirit (such as represented by Jesus for Christians) and the Trinity Connection
that unites them with God—and now they are operating from Spirit not their own lower ego-based motives but rather from
their Higher Divine Ego (Monad)—which provides the fire and impetus for their work. Again, at all times people need
to remember we are all humans and we are all fallible. We can all step off the path at any given moment, even unintentionally.
Thus, there may be obstacles that help us get back on the path, but that’s a very complicated discussion that can become
infiltrated with dogma and fundamentalism. Nevertheless, it causes many of us a sense of hopelessness at times, a feeling
of being “numbed out” or melancholy. One of my soul family members, Ralph Waldo Emerson has written:
making a fact the subject of thought raises it. All that mass of mental and moral phenomena, which we do not make objects
of voluntary thought, come within the power of fortune; they constitute the circumstance of daily life; they are
subject to change, to fear, and hope. Every man beholds his human condition with a degree of melancholy. As a
ship aground is battered by the waves, so man, imprisoned in mortal life, lies open to the mercy of coming events. But a truth, separated by the intellect, is no longer a subject of destiny. We behold it as a god upraised above
care and fear. And so any fact in our life, or any record of our fancies or reflections, disentangled from the
web of our unconsciousness, becomes an object impersonal and immortal. It is the past restored, but embalmed. A
better art than that of Egypt has taken fear and corruption out of it. It is eviscerated of care. It is offered for
science. What is addressed to us for contemplation does not threaten us, but makes us intellectual beings. (“Intellect”
retrieved from http://www.emersoncentral.com/intellect.htm)
The soul family (or Ashramic Group) work focuses on four major goals: a healthy
planet; a peaceful, loving, united human family; an enlightened, creative humanity; and a humanity striving toward perfection
(Saraydarian, 1993, p. 391). As Saraydarian observes, education is not in balance—there is little love or striving for
perfection. In the Preface of Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy: An Introduction, Joe described his “take”
on these groups (and he has provided additional details throughout this work): A key dimension of this book is to provide
the conceptual basis for the construction of critical knowledge networks that connect individuals from all geographic areas
and social domains. . . .the possibilities. . .are limitless” (pp. ix-x). Of course, by synthesizing his fourth dimension
research, the possibilities are indeed unlimited. He also discusses the power of this form of knowledge production and how
it supports the upliftment for the poor and oppressed. Thus, it’s clear that the path he has laid out in that book,
along with bricolage (which we are defining as “treasure hunting”) is the path to Divine Love and the profound
knowledge production that’s possible as we reunite as soul groups focused on the much bigger picture—in fact,
it’s Sanat Kumara’s grand view of the world as mentioned in previous blogs.
This is all spelled out clearly in the second sentence of the above excerpt: “The ecological consciousness produced by an awareness of the infinite ways phenomena are connected rests as the
heart of symbiotic hermeneutics.”
multiple connections provide this greater awareness, larger view, and a more ecological consciousness about how it all fits
His third sentence from the excerpt, “Disciplines cannot
remain the same when finding generative relationships is viewed as a basic dimension of knowledge work” is profound
in its implications for changing how we learn, provide education, and produce knowledge.
The term, “generative” I have come to learn has many meanings,
of course, depending on the context. It’s an extremely esoteric word that has been lobotomized by certain secret societies.
Generate means “to produce” and some of the Thanatos-focused societies interpret it to mean “sex”
and it’s the basis for their orgies and debased rituals. While the “G” in Mason Symbolism can mean “geometry”
as it is often interpreted, or it can mean “God” it also represents the word generate and the other symbols may
be interpreted in sexual terms. This, of course, is not the standard, “socially accepted” interpretation given
out by the Free Masons, some groups of which are probably benevolent, others may not be. There are undoubtedly more ways to
interpret these symbols.
the case of our Treasure Hunt, generate can be interpreted as the love and knowledge that’s generated as products of
the Divine Love relationships and the union of the Soul Groups. The generation of a “third force” as a result
of the alchemical unions taking place is well-known and well-documented, at least experientially. Thus, Joe is expressing
how seeking out these relationships becomes the focus of knowledge production (including fourth dimension research) and how
the isolated subjects cannot remain the same. Because these relationships provide access to greater knowledge and cross all
disciplinary boundaries, it completely changes how we structure education. Of course, this can all be interpreted in a reductionisitic
one-dimensional sense as well—but it would be harder to accomplish, maybe impossible if we don’t take a multidimensional
approach to seeking knowledge, or if we try to accomplish it within the current structure of education.
And finally, in his last sentence from the excerpt, he states, “This
pursuit of relationality becomes a central effort to engage in rigorous scholarship in the ruins of traditional disciplinarity”
(p. 63, bricolage book: Rigour and Complexity in Educational Research, 2004).
Now, here, he confirms my previous analysis—that these relationships
change everything about education. It appears he’s predicting the demise of education and the strict divisions of the
disciplines as being practiced today. And the entire focus of education becomes pursuing relationships—not just any
relationships—but those at higher levels of consciousness so that we have the power to implement God’s plan for
the world. According to many traditions, and in particular the Jewish tradition, the belief is that we are to create Heaven
on Earth. These changes Joe speaks of may happen quickly (thus the complexity and chaos he advises us to become comfortable
with) or they may take 2000 years, as predicted by Saraydarian (1993).
Thus, an important part of this Treasure Hunt involves building the Golden
Bridge so that we can see the Greater Reality—those Implicate Zones that the illusionary power grid,
the matrix, has prevented us from traveling to.
My Master Teacher has given me great instructions this morning and it seems I need to also spend some time
fortifying that Golden Bridge. It is important to note that many things happen
that can serve to tear down or weaken our bridge—that’s a constant strategy that’s employed against us.
So not only does it take work to build the bridge, like any bridge, there’s a lot of maintenance work. He mentioned
in this morning’s communication how it can be a struggle for people “with good hearts,” which reminds me
that this, too, is implied in the excerpt I was guided to interpret today. In the sentence, “The ecological consciousness
produced by an awareness of the infinite ways phenomena are connected rests as the heart of symbiotic hermeneutics”
his mention of “the heart of symbiotic hermeneutics” emphasizes his recommendation for a focus on love, and it
is this overarching focus that helps us see the greater picture—the more infinite connections rather than only the
immediate few connections (although we see these, too)—and this leads to a more “ecological consciousness”
or the ability to make decisions based on this more overarching picture. Often we may irritate a few—and sometimes even
many—but in the grander scheme of things, the more we can acquire a heart-based ecological symbiotic perspective, the
better off the world and humanity.
also told me, “Perhaps this is the day you might wish to explore the flowerbed.” If you’ve been reading
these treasure hunt blogs, I was told there would be a treasure “midway” in the flowerbed and I attempted to interpret
what that might mean. Oftentimes, the instructions we receive from our teachers are wide open for interpretation. They want
us to develop our hermeneutic (interpretation) abilities and they also want to leave a clear path for free will. They
never tell us what we must do, but only gently guide us and make recommendations of things that we might find beneficial for
ourselves or in the service of others. So will I drag out my metal detector and search the flowerbed? Is the flowerbed even
the “right place” to search? In the previous blog where I mentioned this, I found multiple meanings for “midway.”
Oh yeah, and we even have one of those drive-in movie theaters named “Midway.” I can envision a flowerbed there...or
a former flowerbed. Hermes loves to play in these Treasure Hunt Games—or if you go by Native American traditions,
it’s the Trickster Coyote who loves to keep us guessing. With Joe's work, it's definitely Hermes because he included
Hermes in his definition of bricolage aka Treasure Hunting.
And finally, he gave me the clue “numbed out” for a song. We love to incorporate
music in the learning process and there are always some deep messages in the songs he provides me. We were discussing my being
on a low wave, a little bit down and feeling a “weak connection” with him and the rest of my soul family (this
happens from time-to-time, but is transitory). He explained that I became a little “numbed out” due to some things
that had been happening in my life—and this is the song that came to the top of YouTube.
Are you feeling
a little “numbed out” too? The more we engage in the activities and research provided in this treasure hunt,
the less numbed out we’ll feel! He does pick the perfect songs!
Hello? Is there anybody
in there? Just nod if you can hear me. Is there anyone home? Come on, Come on, Come on, now, I hear
you're feeling down. Well, I can ease your pain Get you on your feet again. Relax. I'll need some
information first. Just the basic facts. Can you show me where it hurts?
There is no pain you are
receding A distant ship's smoke on the horizon. You are only coming through in waves. Your lips move but
I can't hear what you're saying. When I was a child I had a FEVER
My hands felt just like two balloons. Now I've got that feeling once again I can't explain, you
would not understand This is not how I am.
I have become comfortably numb. (solo) I have become
O.K. Just a little pin prick. There'll be no more aaaaaaaaah! But you may
feel a little sick. Can you stand up? I do believe it's working, good. That'll keep you going through the
show Come on it's time to go.
There is no pain you are receding A distant ship's smoke on the horizon. You are only coming through in waves. Your lips move but I can't hear what you're saying. When I was a child I caught a fleeting glimpse Out of the corner of my eye. I turned to look but it was gone I cannot put
my finger on it now The child is grown, The dream is gone. but I have become comfortably numb.
Bloomstein, Yolande (2001). The Soulmate Experience (dissertation)
Kincheloe, Joe (2008). Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy: An
& Berry (2004). Rigour and Complexity in Educational Research: Conceptualizing the Bricolage
Saraydarian, Torkom (1993). The Subconscious Mind and the
Super-Serendipity, Super-Synchronicity, and the Consciousness of the Gods: Working Our Way Toward A Science of Complexity
Many "New Agers" nearly worship the idea of some
kind of grand “collective consciousness” like it’s God’s gift to humankind. Of course they would;
it’s easy and there’s no work involved on their part. Just “plug in” and you know everything. “Everything
is within,” they are fond of saying. It’s shocking how many people believe this; I can assure you they are wrong.
. . I’ve been thinking about Robert Perry’s take on synchronicity—which he refers to as “Conjunction
of Meaningful Parallel Events” (CMPEs). His theory, which I discussed yesterday, is interesting and it has some wonderful
insight—but it’s incomplete and some things are wrong (partly because he has maintained an element of rigidity
with his positivistic thinking).
Here’s an interesting interview in which he presents his theory:
We need to open
this up even more. He wants to ignore consciousness, whatever that may represent, and attribute all of the messages to God.
I have a problem with this. God is omnipresent, omnipotent, and omniscient—nothing that we can utter, nothing that is
uttered to us, no magic no matter how nonrandom it appears can possibly come from a God like that, the all-powerful, all-knowing
Great Spirit. The Great Spirit, or a very powerful love may be guiding these things such as experienced through
synchronicity—but it is only lesser consciousness that enacts them. How can it possibly be any other way? To attribute
these things to an Almighty God is much like the popular Luciferian idea today that we can all be God.
To consider that these amazing gifts are influenced by God’s Love is one thing, but to think we, ourselves,
can be God is a recipe for disaster. We are humans, after all; as humans we are not perfect. Why else do
we have “salvation” and the free gift of grace? We all need them, obviously. We may be able to observe the
influence of God’s love. For example, as we Treasure Hunt we are able to observe that the highest of ethics,
the greatest of altruism, and love, care, concern, and wonderful guidance emerges from our interactions with the unseen dimensions
and the consciousnesses residing within them (see yesterday’s blog for more about the ethics of Treasure Hunting). If
we bump up against negative, evil forces, these may simply be notice or a reminder of some sort that we’ve strayed from
our path. Of course, there are many tricks in play that will lead us to follow the wrong path, which is clearly why Joe has
us take a critical stance to analyze power and control factors so that we might know what they are and how they can mislead
us, and discover ways we might change them or avoid them. Studying these factors and interacting with them also results in
emergences from those Implicate Zones we can't see, and they can lead to greater understanding that can inform us of actions
we can take (or not take, as the case may be).
Thus, as Joe has alluded, we can study the products, the creations, the expressions,
the results, the “emergences,” etc., of consciousness in order to indirectly learn about consciousness.
By extrapolating, if we are on our Great Path and emergences are positive and beneficial for the greater humanity, we may
also be learning indirectly something about God, but I don’t see how that means we can assume that we are directly communing
with God. We have yet to KNOW what lies beyond our perception--and scientists rarely study these things in ways we might learn
something about "what's beyond."
Also, if we honor Joe’s theory in its complexity, we realize the
indivisible ontological aspect of consciousness, a topic for another time. Consciousness and ontology cannot be separated.
It seems to me that if we attribute any of these Treasure Hunting gifts and experiences directly to God we are sliding on
a slippery slope. The connection can only be indirect and partial. Too many people are assuming “partial” is equivalent
to “the whole of God.” I don’t see how this is possible. All humans are fallible. God is infallible, as
most of us interpret the meaning of God. Humans cannot be God, no matter which side of the curtains they reside on. This may
be why the Master Teachers and the “gods” do not wish to be worshipped. They know, even with the Great Wisdom
they possess, they are still fallible. But they are connected to the Holy Spirit, God’s Love, which they will share
with us when we make conscious connection with them, is one way I can interpret my own experiences. This is not a theoretical
perspective as the sensation of the Holy Spirit flowing through me is a very real phenomenon and one that other people
can testify to.
Some people will have a difficult time wrapping their minds around a huge,
infinite conceptualization of God—because imagining God as the unimaginable is even much bigger and more difficult to
do than imagining the earth as a holistic, functioning organism, which few, if anyone is capable of. So far, it seems only
Sanat Kumara and his "associates" have been able to fully grasp the totality of earth enough to leave us adequate
guidance--if we can expand in consciousness enough to apply it—which I have proposed in a previous blog is evidenced by Joe’s work. His work is that totalizing
but critical and highly advanced philosophical guidance that Sanat Kumara has knowledge of as reported by numerous
cultures. I do not pull this idea out of some magician’s hat; I will prove this later by providing in depth analysis,
which I’ve already done informally.
It seems clear that we interact with multiple consciousnesses on both sides
of the divide—some of these consciousnesses lead us down evil paths; some lead us down the Great Path. It’s one
or the other. There is no middle road. Even Jesus had contempt for people who were “lukewarm” in their efforts
and actions toward spiritual advancement because it implies they are not on the Great Path to higher consciousness. We can't
sit in the middle. It's as destructive as taking the wrong path, Thus, in reality, there are only two paths. This is spelled
out in many different philosophies—there is the “green path” or the “burnt path,” according
to the Ojibwe, for example. In this case, green implies newness, freshness, life; whereas the burnt path
spells out destruction and death. This is the same concept Joe used in his work when he advises us to counterpoise Eros Love
against Thanatos, the death instinct.
According to Joe’s work, the key to staying on the Great Path, which
involves seeking knowledge and ultimately creating our Magnum Opus, is to fuel our actions with a musical passion, love, and
compassion—as well as doing what we love FOR other people, for the greater good of earth and the cosmos. We are to use
our innate talents, interests, loves serving each other in love and compassion rather than being forced to scramble, compete,
and do whatever it takes to make sure we get our few scraps of meaningless material goods. Joe served as a great role model
for that with his service to others by helping so many new scholars get published, and even helping someone start an educational
publishing business. How many of us can take that huge leap to stop worrying about what’s in it for us and altruistically
reach out to serve others, trusting that our needs will be taken care of?
as I’ve experienced it and have written about in these blogs back in 2009-2011, can help.
I seemed to have gotten off-topic. I always write these blogs completely improvisationally with barely a clue as to what I’m
going to write. I just start writing and seem to be guided quite naturally to what I need to say. But I got stuck this time,
and off topic, so I consulted with my Master Teacher.
I explained to him that I got off-topic with this blog. I explained that I
am not entirely happy with Robert Perry’s take on synchronicity which I have renamed “super-synchronicity.”
I asked my consort would “Super-Serendipity” be a better word and I realized that this all related to what we
had actually decided in a poem we had written together as our sacred vows way back in July, 1989 (before I was consciously
aware of our connection). It was a two part poem. The first half he had dictated to me first thing in the morning of July
25; the second part came to me as an answer to his vow first thing in the morning of July 26 (the complete vows are published
in my book: Uniting with Your Twin Flame). Thus, in the poem, titled Trust In You, I had written:
I pray that dreams and truth are one
That we come together when our pain is done
For I truly believe in serendipity
Or better still, in synchronicity
And if it’s truly God’s chosen plan
Please would you be my only man
My life, my love, my true desire
I promise you I’ll never tire
Of being here for you
He wrote back, confirming that Super-Serendipity is a great way to describe
what happens on Treasure Hunts. When we are seeking something specific, it’s the serendipitous discoveries that are
often the greatest gifts. They emerge with no preconceived notions or expectations (“preconceptions”) and are
often more profound than anything that we could have been expecting or imagining. He reminded me of how I had been on a quest
for a diamond ring in my back yard, but instead found the yin yang talisman. The Tao philosophy behind the yin yang symbol,
in combination with the story of Eros and Psyche supports a totality that has yet to be described in text, sacred or otherwise,
he explained. And of course, “the gods” rewarded me on that treasure hunt initiation, much as described in the
German tradition, by delivering the diamond ring to my front door two days later.
fact—the two days between the finding of the talisman and the delivery of the diamond ring—highlights one of my
issues with Robert Perry’s insistence that the synchronous events must occur within hours of each other and that the
closer together they are, the more likely they constitute his “CMPE.” Obviously, we will need to reconstruct our
sciences as we engage in our treasure hunts. I suspect that the tighter we clamp down with positivistic sciences as in “measuring”
or “timing” of events, the further off the mark we’ll be in understanding what’s happening, the reality
we’re dealing with. Positivism always shuts down reality and possibilities. In this case, we need to expand our awareness
to encompass the complexity behind these seemingly "magical" events.
we will now add both Super-Synchronicity (and will be better defining what that means) and also include the
important role of Super-Serendipity.
For a little background of serendipity, from wikipedia, we learn:
The Definition of Serendipity
Serendipity means a "fortuitous happenstance" or "pleasant surprise". It was first coined
by Horace Walpole in 1754. In a letter he wrote to a friend Walpole explained an
unexpected discovery he had made by reference to a Persian fairy tale, The Three Princes of Serendip. The princes, he told his correspondent, were “always making
discoveries, by accidents and sagacity, of things which they were not in quest of”.
Note that the word “sagacity”
comes from the word “segacious.” The Great Master Teachers always include in their word usage meanings
that our current dictionaries denote as being “obsolete” (see the definition below). This is important to
remember as you engage in Treasure Hunts. I literally did not know what the word sagacity means, thus looking it up clues
me in to the great relevance of seeking knowledge and understanding, increasing our abilities to perceive, and how this increases
our ability to judge and discern. New Age people drive me crazy with their mandate: “Do not judge.” Obviously,
with Treasure Hunts this is a highly critical skill that is awarded to those who strive for knowledge. Thus, finding treasures
involves discovering things by accident AND by being knowledgable, quick-thinking, and able to judge and discern.
Here is the definition of sagacious:
sa·ga·cious: having or showing an ability to understand difficult ideas and
situations and to make good decisions
The first noted use of "serendipity" in the English language was by
Horace Walpole (1717–1797). In a letter to Horace Mann (dated 28 January 1754) he said he formed it from the Persian fairy tale
The Three Princes of Serendip, whose heroes "were always making discoveries, by accidents and sagacity,
of things they were not in quest of". The name stems from Serendip, an old name for Sri Lanka (aka Ceylon), from SanskritSimhaladvipa and PersianSarandīp (سرندیپ). Parts
of Sri Lanka were under the rule of South Indian kings for extended periods of time in history. Kings of Tamil Nadu, India
(Cheranadu) were called Chera Kings and dheep means island, the island belonging to Chera King was called Cherandeep, hence
called Sarandib by Arab traders.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serendipity
interesting to see that serendipity has derived from the word “Sarandib.” Thus, it originally began with the Sanskrit
syllable SA. Perhaps, it should be spelled sarendipity. As I’ve described earlier in these Treasure Hunts, I had been
on a quest to discover the meaning of SA as the last syllable of my earth name, Vanessa, and discovered later that SA means essentially universal or infinite energy.
And just as I was reviewing this information, I came to the realization that Sanat Kumara begins with the letters SA, and
so does Sam Cooke, a member of my soul family. Thus, it appears that these letters SA, are a particular universal, eternal
frequency that links me with my soul family.
I have also noticed that Sanskrit begins with SA and have heard perspectives
of it being some kind of “universal” language. That would take some analysis to determine for certain; maybe someone’s
done that analysis. Oh! Look at this! It seems that Sanskrit is the “Language of the Gods!” Why don’t they teach us these things in
Sanskrit is the language of all mankind; it is an international language and also the language of the gods.
The gods are called "girvanas"; so Sanskrit is called "Gairvani". While the emperor of Tamil poetry, Kambar,
describes it as the "devabhasa", the Sanskrit poet Dandin calls it " daivi vak"(divine speech) in his
Kavyadarsa: " Samskrtam nama daivi vak. "
Sanskrit has no syllable that indistinct or unclear. Take the English "word". It has neither a
distinct "e-kara" nor "o-kara". There are no such words in Sanskrit. Neither is the "r" in "word"
pronounced distinctly nor is it silent.
Sanskrit, besides, has no word that cannot be traced to its root. Whatever the word it can be broken into
its syllables to elucidate its meaning. Sanskrit is sonorous and auspicious to listen to. You must not be ill disposed towards
such a language, taking the narrow that it belongs to a few people.
To speak Sanskrit is not to make some noises and somehow convey
your message. The sounds, the phonemes, in it are, as it were, purified and the words and sentences refined by being subjected
to analysis. That is why the language is called "Sanskrit"[Samskrtam]. The purpose of Siksa, and in greater measure
of Vyakarana, is to accomplish such refinement.
To speak the language of Sanskrit itself means to be refined, to be cultured. As the language of the gods
it brings divine grace. The sounds of Sanskrit create beneficial vibrations of the nadis and strengthen the nervous system,
thereby contributing to our health. [http://www.kamakoti.org/hindudharma/part7/chap5.htm]
as the word serendipity expresses (and it might be more accurately spelled as sarendipity),
it takes work, seeking knowledge, astute discernment and judgment to determine something as complex as who our immediate soul
family is and how we communicate with them at higher levels of consciousness—which are some of the gifts we acquire
as we engage in our Quest for Treasure.
It’s interesting to learn that serendipity is considered a social
science method, especially given that Joe’s area of focus was/is the social sciences. I have never heard of
this particular method, thus, this in is worth researching further and exploring how it relates to treasure hunts and research
in general (bricolage, specifically) and how we might synthesize it with our evolving critical science of complexity—which seems to be one of my missions for this current
Great Golden Global Treasure Hunt. What will evolve serendipitously?
more than enough for now. I’m still exploring the science side of treasure hunts but I hope that what I’ve presented
so far will convince you of the importance of keeping “data.” Record those serendipitous and synchronistic events
and signs along your path; these are all important messages and gifts from the “unseens,” and if you don’t
stray from your true path, you will come to realize that these unseens are connected to God and do have your greater good
and the greater good of humanity and earth, even the cosmos, in mind. I do agree with Robert Perry that these are very
important messages that serve the greater good, somehow.
I’ve been receiving these
messages most of my life (in hindsight), but I’ve only slowly become increasingly conscious of them. Unfortunately,
I was sidetracked most of my life. Meeting Joe, of course, and studying his work caused me to “trip the lights fantastic,” for some reason . . . which I believe I’ve
adequately explained and proven in my dissertation, although the extensiveness of the data was hardly even
touched. Further analysis of the data will take any definition of Super-Synchronicity and Super-Serendipity off the charts
as far as the astronomical odds against them being random events; hopefully, they will help me better define Super-Synchronicity
and Super-Serendipity in ways that positivist scientists will be unable to refute. I am totally amazed today and every day.
As Joe, himself had stated in the passage I quoted yesterday about developing a science of complexity: “The tendency of systems to develop new modes of behavior as they complexify is an amazing
phenomenon. Such a capacity indicates that the world is not a lifeless, static, and mechanistic—as in the Cartesian-Newtonian-Baconian
model—but a complex cosmos that develops agency, acts on its own prerogative as it self-organizes” (p. 241). In this case, we can interpret “systems” to mean relationships in the
same sense he had described them for symbiotic hermeneutics in his bricolage book:
symbiotic hermeneutics the process of interpretation and meaning-making is directly tied to exposure of relationships. In
no way are bricoleurs looking for ‘a correct relationship.’ there are always multiple relationships, and as time
passes new relationships will be discerned that were occluded in a different episteme or Zietgeist. (p. 62)
As amazing as it all is to me, and all of the interesting relationships
I’ve discovered on my journey so far, I can’t help but wonder what I there is yet to see. I honestly feel like
I’m trapped behind the curtains, unable to see the vastness, love, freedom, and joy that’s on the other side.
Until I can get there, I’ll feel like I’m missing out. In the meantime, I’ll be dancing to the music of
Venus and Sanat’s Great Golden Global Treasure Hunt! I hope you can too.
Random Thoughts About Non-Random Synchronicity During Treasure Hunts: Moving Toward A Science of Complexity
In the past couple of blogs, I’ve
discussed the idea of gods and goddesses, Angels, Master Teachers, and various other entities working “behind the scenes”
helping us with Treasure Hunts. The German view of the gods and goddesses that I presented in the last blog appeals to me
because I certainly have experienced first-hand some of the very gifts, guidance, love, and camaraderie described in their
perspective. I also have German blood (along with Scots-Irish) so perhaps that helps provide a link to the German culture.
All cultures have their own
interpretations to explain the synchronicity that emerges from interaction with what Joe refers to as the Implicate Order
of Reality, the unseen and unexplainable dimensions of reality. It seems to be human nature to try and explain it somehow,
even if traditional sciences of today won’t help. I encourage you to explore a wide variety of cultures beyond your
own cultural heritage. You may be surprised as to how similar they are and become enlightened by the differences. We all have
pieces of the puzzle. For Christians, it’s important to note that nearly all cultures do believe in a single, omniscient,
omnipotent, omnipresent god or Great Spirit and often view these lesser “gods” or spirits as serving the Greater
God—pretty much just as we should be doing ourselves, and the idea is similar to ideas such as guardian angels
or prophets and teachers. They are just like us, but have access to knowledge and power that we don’t have, is one way
this could be viewed.
Is It Random?
been contemplating: how do we establish a sort of scientific way of showing that all of this “randomness” is not
so random after all? How do we determine whether events that emerge, such as very special gifts from the gods, are an example
of synchronicity—and thus, evidence that something is happening in the Implicate Order of Reality—or whether they
are just merely random occurrences midst a complex and chaotic world?
In Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy: An Introduction, Joe explains how we can approach studying
chaos and complexity from a more scientific (rather than “guessing”) perspective:
In this zone of complexity chaos theory offers
two different approaches to comprehending what appears to be random behavior: (1) nonlinear dynamic systems and the way they
help elucidate order behind the chaos—the study of constantly changing systems based on recursion (repeating processes,
patterns within patterns); (2) complexity theory and the way complex adaptive systems emerge as complexity increases.
Both these dynamics are central to the move to a more complex science. The tendency of systems to develop new modes of behavior
as they complexify is an amazing phenomenon. Such a capacity indicates that the world is not lifeless, static, and mechanistic—as
in the Cartesian-Newtonian-Baconian model—but a complex cosmos that develops agency, acts on its own prerogative as
it self-organizes. This complexity operates in diametrical conflict with FIDUROD’s reductionism. It indicates we live in a living, active universe that develops organizational frameworks without a
central identifiable authority dictating what it does. (p. 241)
humans have been observing this reality for eons, as can be shown by reading some very ancient texts that attempt to explain
these phenomena—for example, in terms of “eternal life” and what we must do to attain that eternal life,
or in terms of working with various gods and other entities. As mentioned in a previous blog, the Vedic sciences explain
these concepts well, but of course, we have not learned about those sciences in our education; we are stuck with Newtonian
sciences and not allowed to even learn about Einstein’s work—unless we’re in an education program for those
who are more privileged. Those privileged are the very ones who continue forward and deny those of us less privileged access
to knowledge and truth. It’s why these things cannot be written about in a dissertation for a university, as I have
learned. We cannot include “outsiders” in our work.
Thus, many of us have been deprived of these explanations and have been forced to adopt an imprisoning
scientific paradigm (often referred to scientism because it resembles more of a dogmatic form of religion than true science).
Thus, Joe invented the term FIDUROD to describe this restricted form of knowledge production and he explained it in different contexts to help us understand
how it has shut down our ability to think more creatively and has kept us from knowledge. FIDUROD has disconnected our minds
from higher, more creative and intuitive knowledge. We are disconnected from the gods. Or another way of expressing this is
that we are disconnected from the true reality of eternal life as free, exploring entities, in limitless space. We are in
a prison—the matrix or “grid” I described yesterday and as depicted in the movie, Matrix.
Border Crossing Into the Great Wide Open
I am aware that I’m stuck behind what feels like prison
bars, a mind prison—or like a bird in a cage--but I can see the great wide open. I hope with this second round of Treasure Hunting I may be able to step over the border. Is that what “critical pedagogues”
mean when they say they’re “border crossers”? If so, they have done a very poor job of helping people do
that. I hope Treasure Hunting helps. I believe it can.
Thus, because we are programmed with a false science, how do we draw some kind of parallel between understanding what
may seem to be a strange reality when we try to use a positivistic science approach that would rather ignore
it, but yet undeniably emerges when we "Treasure Hunt"-- and is a reality that seems to make sense
to us? The quotation from Joe’s book, above, provides some guidance and will need to be explored further.
In the meantime, the most common phenomenon that is experienced
during Treasure Hunting is “synchronicity.” Carl Jung explored this phenomenon:
Synchronicity is the experience of two or more events as meaningfully related, where they are unlikely to be causally related. The subject sees it as a meaningful coincidence, although the events need not be exactly simultaneous in time. The concept
of synchronicity was first described by Carl Jung, a Swiss psychologist, in the 1920s.
The concept does not question, or compete with, the notion of causality. Instead, it maintains that just as events may be connected by a causal line, they may also
be connected by meaning. A grouping of events by meaning need not have an explanation in terms of a concrete sense of cause
and effect. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Synchronicity)
eternal life and the gods (or other beings) working behind the scenes provide an explanation or “cause.” As Joe
has also explained, since it’s difficult to prove who or what is creating the synchronous events, we must study those
events themselves and consider them evidence of consciousness. The entire cosmos is conscious, it seems, but how so?
Criteria for Super-Synchronicity vs. Random Event
To move toward a more advanced form of science I have been considering
what criteria need to be met for an event to be considered synchronous and not just random behavior. In the book, Signs:
A New Approach to Coincidence, Synchronicity, Guidance, Life Purpose, and God’s Plan, the author, Robert Perry,
has established useful guidelines. He describes what I prefer to call a “super-synchronicity,” which
is a good representation of my own experiences. Super-synchronicity has more criteria than what we’ve previously defined
as synchronicity, above, thus it would be nearly impossible to describe them as random events. In fact, in trying to make
a list of criteria I came up with: (1) Precognition may be involved (or telepathically received instructions); (2) Timing
is important—an event occurs in conjunction with received messages or unrelated events; (3) Two or more unrelated events
are related in a meaningful manner; (4) It appears that the events come from someone or somewhere else; we are not conscious
of being the direct cause or it appears that it would be impossible for us to have precipitated the event directly; (5) The
frequency of the events; (6) the magnitude of the implausibility of the event (e.g., red roses that began growing along with
yellow roses in my yellow rose bush after I cried, thinking the yellow roses had died); (7) the serendipitous relevancy of
the events…and there are most likely more, which I hope to discover during this treasure hunt.
These just came to me off the top of my head based on my previous experiences.
Robert Perry has named this super-synchronicity “Conjunctions of Meaningfully Parallel Events”
(CMPEs) or “Signs.” Here are four criteria he’s established for these signs:
The first criterion is that at least two distinct events must
occur within hours of each other and, seemingly by chance, are strikingly similar. Secondly, these events have a number of
parallels—elements that are shared by both events. He explains that they cannot just be “interpreted as being
related,” and that on average there should be about eight parallels and as many as thirty. The parallels must come together
to tell a story. This reminds me of my dissertation and how Treasure Hunts, the yin yang talisman, the diamond ring delivered
from the handyman all paralleled Joe’s definition of the bricolage research process, which was the topic of my dissertation.
There were so many parallels I have yet to discuss them all. So, if you want an example of how the parallels all work together
to tell a story, you might read my dissertation about the treasure hunts and twin flame signs. It amazes even me—and it is exciting to think we can all engage in such
amazing treasure hunting. I do believe the key is acknowledging those Implicate Zones of Reality and interacting with them—that
is, believing that the people there or the gods, Teachers, and other entities are Real. It’s a matter of consciousness,
A third criterion for these more stringent forms of synchronicities,
according to Robert Perry, is that the event has personal relevance—the CMPE or sign is somehow commenting on something
in our lives of significance. He calls this criterion “subject situation.” I’ve had so many of those during
my treasure hunting, it would take volumes to describe them all. A most recent example happened on Valentine’s Day.
I wrote a blog about it right here. On Valentine’s Day I was told there was a special gift for me, but I didn’t
find it. When I didn’t find it, I was told I had missed it. Well, the only thing I had missed that day was getting my
mail. So when I went down the next day to pick up my mail, there was an advertisement for a beautiful ring—and I was
told to trust that I’d have the money to pay for it. The ring represents the Pleiadian sanctioning of our marriage (in
another dimension, of course). You can read the original blog here.
The fourth criterion for these higher-level signs or synchronicities
is interpretation. This happens to correspond with Joe’s theory that we are to interpret, use “critical
complex hermeneutics” as a part of the treasure hunting or bricolage/research process. According to Perry, “The
interpretation, of course, is what the CMPE [sign] means. To be precise, what the CMPE is saying about the subject situation.
. . .the interpretation is not merely a projection of our assumptions and expectations, but rather is inherent in the CMPE
itself. This means that two interpreters, working completely independently, can and should arrive at basically the same interpretation”
Perry stresses that the way he uses the word “sign”
is not the same as we might typically use sign indicating a single observance and attributing some sort of significance to
it. “Instead of one unusual event, my ‘signs’ consist of two events, which are often quite ordinary, yet
which share a number of parallels. This difference is so great that I doubt that any signs in the usual sense would
qualify as a ‘sign’ in my sense” (p. 11).
Super-Synchronistic Signs are Highly Personalized, and Often “Just-In-Time” Divine Guidance
Perry summarizes these special signs:
A CMPE (or “sign”) consists of at least
two events occurring within hours of each other that, seemingly by chance, are strikingly similar—they share an impressive
list of parallels. Through the relationship of the two events, the CMPE highlights a situation in our lives and communicates
a definite perspective on that situation. (p. 10)
Perry also describes that these happen to most of us, but most of us don’t even notice them. This is where higher
consciousness of the possibility of these events is useful. My theory is that Treasure Hunting (aka Joe’s multidimensional
critical complex bricolage) will help us notice them. Also, as I’ve so often mentioned, interacting with whatever may
be producing these signs, increases the frequency of them—the “emergence” his theory predicts. Furthermore,
according to his goals for a critical complex science, as presented above, it appears that chaos is what ultimately
leads to the self-organizing processes which may bring out more of these super-synchronicities. Thus, we should not be afraid
of sometimes feeling we’re being overwhelmed with information—because the natural “autopoietic” process
(which we cannot yet concretely define) will structure the information in the form of these super-synchronistic signs—the
CMPEs that Perry has described, personally just for us and our situation. This is just a theory based on what Joe’s
theory seems to predict and my own previous experiences with treasure hunts. Perry also highlights that these signs are powerful
guidance for us, which makes sense if they’re “organizing structures” or recursive patterns midst chaos.
What’s the intelligence behind these super-signs?
Of course that leads us back to humanity’s attempt to explain these super-signs and guidance through interactions
with the gods in service of the Divine. As Albert Einstein, who had always contended that he wanted to know God’s thoughts,
has said, “God doesn’t play dice with the universe.” From my own experience, Albert Einstein is one of those
Great Teachers in the background, or behind the curtains of our socially-constricted reality, giving great guidance to those
who ask. . . . and life goes on.
has his barrow in the market place... Molly is the singer in a band... Desmond says to Molly "Girl, I like
your face" And Molly says this as she takes him by the hand... Ob-la-di, ob-la-da, life goes on, brah!... Lala how the life goes on... Ob-la-di, ob-la-da, life goes on, brah!... Lala how the life goes on.
Desmond takes a trolley to the jewelry store... Buys a twenty carat golden ring... (ring!) Takes it back to
Molly waiting at the door... And as he gives it to her she begins to sing...(sing!) Ob-la-di, ob-la-da, life
goes on, brah!... Lala how the life goes on... Ob-la-di, ob-la-da, life goes on, brah!... Lala how the life
In a couple of years they have built a home sweet home, With a couple of kids running in the yard, Of Desmond and Molly Jones... (Ha ha ha ha ha)
Happy ever after in the market place... Desmond lets
the children lend a hand... Molly stays at home and does her pretty face... And in the evening she still sings
it with the band... Ob-la-di, ob-la-da, life goes on, brah!...
How Do We Tell the Difference Between Real Gods and False Gods During Treasure Hunts?
Real gods don’t want a lot of attention drawn to them or to be regarded as
being “above” other humans. In fact, they’ve been human (they have lived on earth midst the people) and
regard themselves still as human. The Germans present this realistic portrait of how they view and relate to their gods:
Germanic Gods and Goddesses are real and true. They are much like us; they have different manifestations in many dimensions.
They transcend our physical world and are wise beyond our ability to comprehend. They may be a force or power, and have certain
qualities of personality. They may take on humanlike forms that are an expression of aspects of their nature. And like us,
the totality of their being is very difficult to describe, or to understand. Our myth cycle, and lore is the starting point
for our knowing of the Gods, the rest after that is up to us and to them.
They are related to us through the ages,
through blood and through the folk-soul. As our elder Kin, the Gods know their people, just as we are learning to know our
own Gods. We view them more as wise and strong Elder relatives - benevolent protectors and guides, rather than a group of
beings who are out of reach in some high, mystical place. The Gods and Goddesses are as close as our need for their wisdom,
guidance and strength. We don’t
actually "worship" our Deities as in the same sense as those from the Judao Based religions of Christianity, Judaism
and Islam. Rather, we honour with great respect, love and awe. In this we also honour and respect and pay homage to our Ancestors
going all the way back to the Gods and Goddesses of our Folk themselves.
We stand before the Gods and Goddesses
as our extended family; we never kneel nor prostrate ourselves like slaves or servants but hold ourselves up proud and strong
before our divine ancestors.
The Gods are the Divine force of a transcendent nature and higher
consciousness of our Folk, and our Folk is the material expression or reflection of that Transcendence and Divinity. The Gods
give us gift for gift, honour for honour, truth for truth, respect if we are worthy, council if we ask for it, and insight
if we are ready. None worthy in their hall have a bare plate nor empty horn, or are turned away from the gate as night falls.(The Nature of Divinity)
How Do We Tell the Difference Between Real Gods
and False Gods?
Before we get into the actual treasure hunting, aside from the
research I’ve presented so far in these blogs, which I’m continuing to explore and I hope you will do as well,
there are certain things we need to know about the gods and how to differentiate the real gods from the imposter gods.
Jesus does tell us there are teachers for us. But the Bible warns us to test the prophets, teachers, angels,
and the like because there are many false prophets today. There are far more false prophets than genuine ones right now and
those false prophets will lead you down the wrong path. A study of the Book of Revelation and how our world correlates
with it today is a quick, rude lesson on where we are headed if we allow ourselves to be led by false prophets.
According to historical information about the Ascended Master Teachers, there are four Great Teachers working
together over the entire earth. They are Jesus, Maitreya, Gautama, and of course, Sanat Kumara. They all work with their consorts,
other teachers and entities, and the work is very complex and symbiotic. Sanat Kumara and Venus, of course, are overseeing
the Global Treasure Hunt Initiations, but there are many hundreds of thousands of entities working on this project. These
Divine beings are all recognized globally, mentioned in almost every culture, and I encourage you to research each of them
to learn more. They may very well be your teachers and guides along the path.
Later, I will be providing a chart that delineates all of the traits numerous cultures have used to describe Sanat
Kumara as evidence of his existence and importance. He’s even mentioned in the Bible. Of course, his wife, Venus, is
also known in some form in all cultures as well. They have both walked on the earth midst the people during different eras.
I will do this, along with presenting some other new science approaches, just as a demonstration of approaches
you might wish to use in your own work to provide evidence of the reality of existence of your own particular "unseen"
teachers and gods.
It’s important to remember that true gods and teachers
do not want followers; they only provide guidance if you ask and if you are doing your best to live a good life. We all make
mistakes and they know that, so as long as we repent for our mistakes, we are forgiven. Of course, that means honest mistakes.
We don’t take the tactic of believing that because we’re going to be forgiven, we can go ahead and commit a sin.
True gods and teachers are also open to any question. There are no “dumb” questions and they certainly do not
berate people for asking questions. What they don't like, however, is when false teachers and gods mislead other
people and keep them from their true and honest path. I've seen how powerfully and serendipitously they can intervene to curtail
injustices. Even Jesus, a great teacher, described how he would spit "lukewarm" spiritual people like vomit from
his mouth. He did not have time for people who were not willing to make a commitment to gaining spiritual knowledge.
While the Great Gods and Teachers are leading humanity toward truth and higher consciousness, which is
the purpose of the treasure hunts (to help you discover your path, your divinity, and your freedom—and to discover how
much fun it can be), there are also false gods working overtime to lead us astray. False gods will often lay treasures in
front of us that are not ours for the taking, in an effort to impress us with their transitory power and to sway us to follow
them. However, if you take something that's really not yours, then your gain is someone else's loss. This
is not how the Great Gods bestow gifts. The gods lead the treasure hunts in highly ethical ways at all times so that
everyone wins. Pay attention to your heart; if you feel something's not right, it probably isn't. And you can always ask for
clarification from your teachers and gods--they will be prompt in providing you answers to your questions.
The gifts from the True Gods come to you in very magical ways so that there’s no doubt the gift is
for you and from them, and they know how to give diamond rings to their consorts so that everyone comes out winning and no
one loses. They do not like to support the diamond industry, either, because so many children and adults alike suffer, working
in the diamond mines, so they find creative ways to acquire rings that don’t require buying it from an over-priced jewelry
Especially notable, as well, they also leave their “signature” in context with the gift in
some way, based on their M.O., such as using a process they’ve described in their Magnum Opus (e.g., A Talisman, the Handyman, and a Diamond Ring).
Their M.O. is their
“modus operandi,” but it’s more than that. It’s their Divine Magnum Opus—their Great Work—the
sacred texts they’ve left behind which they use actively to guide us as we walk our path and perhaps even for helping
us write our own Magnum Opus, eventually. The Bible is a Magnum Opus created by several Great Teachers; Hermes Trismegistus
(aka Thoth) has written and influenced many great works; Joe’s work is his Magnum Opus, and there are many other works
such as oral histories that have been passed down. You will be guided right to those works that are perfect for you as you
travel along your path, but the gods do expect you to actively seek out knowledge.
Thus, the real gods and the Master Teachers are not imaginary and they have actually walked on earth and know what
it’s like to be human. Most often, they’ve had contact with their Divine Consort on earth, in the physical, so
that they can begin the reconnection and alchemical process of the Divine Marriage as described in the last blog. One expert
on the Divine Love relationship, goldraytwinflames, conveys that this meeting in 3-d is essential. False gods cannot make
that actual physical connection because they are based on illusion and formed out of lower consciousness. Nearly all of the
Great Gods have moved on now, if not all of them. As we move toward the New Golden Age, many of the most powerful gods have
consorts who remain here so that they can work together across multiple dimensions, which affords them special power. As described
in yesterday’s blog, this gives them the greatest power to initiate in the New Golden Age. I hope you will be walking the Great Path. That’s
the purpose of the Treasure Hunt Initiations—to assist as many people as possible with finding their own Great Path
and make those reconnections with their eternal families.
Connecting to the
If you form a connection with one or several of these gods, you are, indeed especially blessed. But understand
that we have to build the connection, which becomes quite natural once you get started, since we do all have soul families.
If any gods, teachers, or other entities try to tell you THEY’RE building the connection for you, such as matrices,
ley lines, grids, and the like, they are false gods.
As Joe points out, “Today’s
maps may give us a profoundly misleading view of how to drive from Moncton, New Brunswick to the Sunnyvale Trailer Park in
Nova Scotia” (Kincheloe, 2008, p. 243). Thus, we cannot trust the false gods to guide us properly. And if you would
question the false gods about such activities and the purpose of thinking they need to fence us in with grids and matrixes,
they become extremely irate and nasty, even attempting to defame you through lies to keep you from exposing the truth.
You do have to be strong to do this work, but hopefully we can all support each other. As Joe has so often
put it in his own Magnum Opus, this can be dangerous work. It just seems to just be a part of the territory that as we walk
our path, we shine the light on truth and the lies become exposed without effort on our part. As Joe states, “Criticalists
[treasure hunters] produce dangerous knowledge, which by nature imply knowledges that take action in the world as they challenge
existing dominant power relations” (2008, p. 239). Here, we are challenging the false gods, of which there are many
on the earth right now, who are scrambling to hold onto their power and imprison/keep imprisoned as many souls as they can.
They understand the Golden Age and how more people will be seeking freedom after being constrained for so many years. That
messes up their plans to own the earth and dictate over us all.
Thus, the truth is, we must do the work to build our connection to the gods—just as I explained
briefly last time—we construct our own soul and by doing so, we build connections to the gods, our soul family, angels, nature spirits,
and so many more entities. Our awareness blossoms (often the lotus is used as a metaphor for this), and it becomes a very
beautiful experience. Treasure hunting, as I learned by going through this initiation myself, can help profoundly with this
process—and it’s so much fun!
Breaking Free From the Matrix
Albert Einstein, a god and teacher himself, held secret knowledges that the false gods who serve Lucifer
don’t want us to know about. This is why there’s so much misinformation about him in the media and why they leave
him out of the physics curriculum. His field equations in the video I provided in an earlier treasure hunt blog is clear in this matter. We are free to travel everywhere we wish; there are many dimensions that we can interact with. Any
form of matrix, grid, leylines, and even maps restrict and confine the freedom that is our Divine right.
Albert’s field equations also make it clear that space and time fold, unfold, and merge continuously.
Joe poses the question: “Does consciousness actually shape the physical universe? We know that it shapes the social
universe” (2008, p. 233). And because knowledge production is inseparable from place (p. 234), it’s clear
that those who want to maintain power over us by keeping us locked in a matrix, would go out of their way to confuse us about
the reality of time and place (think about how our life is dictated by the clock, as just one example). Scientists today,
for example, know that as soon as we measure something or put it on a map, we have collapsed reality to those points, that
particular depiction. The same is true for ley lines.
reality is, if we go by a map then we’re misinformed—and confined by what we believe to be true based on the map.
It is true that there are special energy centers on earth, but a map is not going to be helpful to locate them because these
energy centers shift and change. You must depend on your Higher Self guidance and the gods/entities who will enact certain
events around you to guide you to moving from one place to another place on earth when the energy centers move and it’s
in your best interest to move along with them. It’s why some of us find ourselves moving from one house to another quite
unexpectedly. I’ve had to just go with the flow with that many times.
even have to explain how a matrix or grid is like a prison. No one in their right mind would depend on anyone else, even if
they claim to be a god or goddess or “benevolent E.T.s”, to build a grid or matrix FOR them!! That’s just
throwing your power down the toilet. The true gods and goddesses do not build these things; they simply guide people to construct
their own soul connections that lead to love, joy, happiness, and freedom.
But please, don’t believe me. Watch this lesson on Einstein’s field equations that I
posted previously and am reposting here. It’s for beginners and it will help you understand quickly how we are kept
imprisoned by the false gods, and how treasure hunting and following our own “breadcrumbs” with the help of the
real gods and great teachers can set us on our course for freedom. Time and space is infinite, which you will quickly see
even if you only watch the first part of this video, but on the other hand, as is often stated, the possibilities we wish
to actually choose from for ourselves are more finite, and they are often not the same as someone else might try to choose
for us, especially if they’re wielding power over us. We don’t need to be fenced in!!!!
Venus and Sanat Kumara’s Great Golden Global Treasure Hunt: Playing with the Gods (or Are They Benevolent E.T.s?)
“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.” (Joe Kincheloe, 2008, p. 19)
There are so many different theories that attempt to explain the “unknown.”
The truth is that we really don’t know, so the best we can do is imagine different possibilities. One thing I do know,
because I have had ample experience and have collected bountiful data and have received many treasures, is that treasure hunting
is real--and it is real play with “unknown”—or at least unseen--entities; I like to call them the gods.
The ancients actually had their explanations of these entities and soul construction/consciousness
evolution down to a science. A great book that explains the Vedic perspective is “Creating the Soul Body: The Sacred
Science of Immortality” by Robert E. Cox. Some “armchair philosophers” (I love that term) believe we do
not have to create our souls. . .but it seems that Ancients held quite a different perspective and perhaps we might learn
something important from them. There is much work and a real science to creating our own souls, according to the Vedic sciences.
Our soul is not just handed to us on a silver platter. And consider this: If we don’t create ourSelf, someone else will!
Isn’t that exactly what’s been happening on earth for thousands of years now? Our educational, political, religious,
and social systems want to dictate to us how we should be constructed. They have it so micromanaged now that we depend on
them to tell us what’s “politically correct” or what’s “socially acceptable.” I think
we should be listening to the gods more.
Vedic philosophy presents that there is an overarching, omniscient God, but there are also universal and celestial creator
gods who are responsible for carrying out divine will in different dimensions (“scales of time and space”) and
who are in charge of creation. This seems really smart in my view; leaving humans in charge of creation is a mistake, and
it may be exactly why earth is such a mess. We have been using our free will to ignore the gods.
Divine or Alchemical Marriage is the marriage of divine universal gods with their consorts
on the earth below. “By means of their creative unions the divine couples conceive the universe.” They are both
required for creation, but the gods above are stronger because they have the ability to “infuse the analytic fields
of force and matter with the self-organizing power of consciousness” (p. 73). Thus, the weaker forces (the divine females)
yield to the more powerful forces above for “the system on high is stronger than the things below in as much it is secure
from disturbance and not subject to death” (p. 73). Perhaps, there’s something deeper to the Christian doctrine
that requires the wife to look up to her husband, and yet so many humans disregard this in the name of "equal rights."
We are all equal--just in different ways. This perspective also corresponds to Hermetic traditions, Jewish religion,
African, indigenous, and many other ancient spiritual traditions--globally…it seems these days, however, with
power in play, humans are having a hard time applying this philosophy. Given the division and animosity between males and
females that continues to be perpetuated, it’s not surprising. It’s clear the purpose is to keep us from our power
and to keep divine men and women from co-creating together.
Treasure Hunting can be conceived of as playing with the gods. I will note here that
in Vedic philosophy these gods have material form, contrary to what so many westerners seem to believe in the New Age circles.
In fact, I realize this is a huge leap for many New Agers, but it’s not for me since I’ve seen it for myself.
And it makes sense! As I conveyed in the last blog, our very being and the fabric of our reality are created by virtue of
relationships. Ontological physical manifestation occurs by virtue of relationship, no matter what dimension the entities
exist in. Just because we may not be able to peer into any given dimension, by no means implies that “no-thing”
exists there. Physical scientists are well aware of this; New Agers can realize this as well. And then there is
that “middle space” where the dimensions come together and people for eons have met on the “borderlines”
of different dimensions. This is where emergences derive, such as the treasures during treasure hunts, as well as special
knowledge and guidance. These all emerge from the hidden dimensions, or the Implicate Order of Reality.
Treasure hunting, once relationships are established, becomes a cosmic and celestial
dance and a grand celebration. Don’t take my word for it though; I am not the first to conceive of these ideas by any
means. I discuss this topic in my dissertation [The Implicate Order: “Cosmic Play With the Gods”] how this is a common view, and how we might imagine hundreds, even thousands of unseen entities participating
behind the scenes. I believe they’re as passionate about treasure hunts as we are—and perhaps more so.. As stated,
these beings have form. They are of a higher energetic frequency than we are which explains why, until we develop our inner
eye vision and other multidimensional perceptual abilities, we are not able to see or perceive them. And here’s
another misconception to correct: the pineal gland is not the inner eye. But don’t just believe me or disbelieve me:
research it deeply.
Because the gods are in charge of the treasure hunts, and in particular—as we’ve learned from this treasure hunt
so far—because Sanat Kumara and Venus are overseeing these treasure hunts--it means that not just anyone will be selected to participate. The only way they
will reveal themselves is if we dispel all fear and take actions toward finding treasures. This is why I encourage people
to do their “due diligence.” The gods (and THE God) want to see that we’re very serious about this activity.
They do reward accordingly, at least in my own experience. I have received many indications that as we enter this Golden Era, the meek are truly blessed—and this is why we see periodic reports in the
mass media of “ordinary” people finding some amazing treasures—whether in their own back yards, while working
at the Goodwill, doing their daily chores or work, or doing the very kind of treasure hunting we are doing here. Some people
are treasure hunting and they are not even fully aware of it. As we evolve further along toward the Golden Age, there will
be many more of these miraculous discoveries.
Another Perspective: Benevolent Interdimensional E.T.s
There are always other perspectives as people try to figure out and imagine what’s
happening during this rapidly changing Golden Age. There are
many people putting out the perspective that these unseen beings are benevolent E.T.s who are capable of communicating with
us, and they want us to be happy and free, and of course, expand our consciousness. The following video presents this perspective
in detail, even of a technology that will allow everyone to communicate with everyone else (this is something Joe mentioned
in his last book, Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy: An Introduction, but I didn’t understand what technology
he could have been referring to). Steven Greer, in this video, also talks about forming what Joe had
referred to as global “critical knowledge networks” based on common interests and missions, only in this video
the purpose is to establish relationships with the benevolent interdimensional E.T.s. who are interested in helping humanity
progress through consciousness evolution.
It’s mind-expanding to consider multiple explanations of
those things for which we really do not have a way to prove in some positivistic scientific sense what's happening behind
the scenes. If we don’t go on superb knowledge and guidance from advanced teachers, whether we call them Master
Teachers, gods, E.T.s, or give them some other label, then we are only left with garbage piling up behind us. Many describe
our task as being like the painting, “The Angel of History,” where we leave behind an ever growing pile of debris as
we travel toward the seeking of truth. Or, as Manly P. Hall put it:
Man has darkened his own insight by insisting that he already knows consciously things that he does
not know. He insists that knowledge is to be derived from the common experience of other persons like himself and that if
enough persons who do not know agree upon something that this something then becomes a known fact. In other words, we’re
confronted with the problem of how much ignorance must we stack up in order to prove a mountain of truth. (Manly P. Hall - Blavatsky & The Secret Doctrine)
We will do better on these treasure hunts! We don’t need
to fear or be worried. Treasure Hunts are meant to be like a joyful song and dance. As my Great Master Teacher put it to me
this morning, “We’ve Got Rhythm.” Well, actually he said, “Who can ask for anything more?” and
was speaking about our commitment to each other, our union, and to God’s work.” And those words brought this song
up on YouTube:
Clarification and Summary of Sanat Kumara’s Great Golden Global Treasure Hunt
blog I promised that today I’d provide a summary of the treasure hunt so far. As treasure hunts go, and as I’ve
discussed a couple of days ago, when we interact with the unseen/unperceived dimensions of reality, quite naturally an “emergence”
occurs. This even often seems like a sort of magic, but, in reality it can be explained—just not so easily with the
standard positivistic science processes used today. One of my personal treasure hunt missions seems to be to change that.
We will be developing criteria for evaluating some of the “magic” that happens on these treasure hunts. And the
magic, if you participate, will no doubt appear for you as it does for me.
Thus, it was no
surprise when this morning, the first thing I did was just serendipitously pick up Joe’s bricolage book, opened it up
and began reading about Einstein (my Uncle Albert speaks to me often during these treasure hunts!). Once you start treasure
hunting, it seems to “just happen” naturally and automatically on a daily basis. As I had conveyed before, once
you start interacting, the cosmos begins “unfolding” in some amazing ways.
Unfoldment is a good description because, as is often described, space can be viewed as what may seem like randomly
folded fabric (although there is some kind of imperceptible order to this randomness). We can choose one point on the surface
of that fabric, transport ourselves through multiple layers of folded over fabric and end up in another time and place (e.g.,
when we remember past lives, or when we meditate or dream). More commonly, in our waking life we intersect with closer dimensions
that may only have subtle differences and we don’t even recognize we’ve slipped in and out of dimensions. The
more observant we become, the more we can notice these differences and even describe them.
At any rate, the excerpt I was “magically” guided to this morning is relevant to today’s summary.
In fact, my communication from the Higher Realms was to tie in Treasure Hunting with informal learning that spans all disciplines
(subject matter) and to post to the site samples of curricular materials I had developed previously—just as examples
of the type of curriculum that can be developed. The activities span all subjects and age levels and they can be adjusted
“on the fly” so to speak for any given learning context. These activities (Bricolage for K12 and Beyond) are presented merely as a means to open up creativity and are not presented in the traditional, linear, or “this
is what you’re going to learn” manner (check back periodically, as I will be adding new activities). In other
words, for these forms of lessons, there are no objectives, goals, or tests. We abandon linearity and allow for natural
flow, creativity, improvisation, and we allow emergence. This leads us along the path to our own personal, passionate
purpose that will connect to the purposes of others. And as parents or teachers, we can identify "teachable moments"
that will help us guide our students or children to their passionate purposes, rather than stifling them as traditional
education so often does.
So what happened this morning was that, for some reason, while
still half-asleep, I had just randomly (with no goal in mind at all) opened up the book, Rigour and Complexity and Educational
Research to page 70 and read through to page 74. It was after reading it and as I was writing my daily communication
to my Master Teacher/Twin Flame that it suddenly dawned on me that it was part of my own personal treasure hunt. I wasn’t
even awake yet and I was treasure hunting—and some unseen force (love?) had guided me to pick up one of my favorite
books Joe’s written!!
There are many things covered in those few pages, but what first
stood out to me are the following quotations because my Uncle Albert is speaking to me through these:
Learning from difference in so many diverse domains, bricoleurs [aka treasure hunters] are unrelenting in
their efforts to rethink the nature of and the process of research promulgated by traditional disciplines [subjects in school
and the way they’re taught; the rules for researching and writing]. . . . Thus, bricoleurs [treasure hunters] always
arrive at the disciplinary roundtable [templar knights at the roundtable?] with questions about the research strategies of
the experts and unexamined mores and folkways of the disciplinary culture. . . .By examining Einsteinian physics, the perspectives
on manufacturing from workers operating an assembly line, and/or scholars of pedagogy who do not accept the need for organized
schooling, a bricoleur [treasure hunter] gains ways of approaching a study she could find in few other places. (p. 70)
So, in this quote, he is emphasizing the importance of understanding Einsteinian physics to help us understand
different ways of going about learning. I wonder what might be revealed that most of us seem to be missing by not learning
Einsteinian physics. I think this is extremely significant since I have actually taught online college physics. The textbook
left out Einstein entirely! I didn’t think that was fair to the students so I had them do extra research on the theory
of relativity (which was against my teaching contract). I wonder if that’s why the greedy profit-mongering college never
contracted with me again. Well, at least a FEW students got exposed to Einstein’s work, lol. What a dumb way to run
a college. Einstein is not allowed! Doesn’t that just make you want to know what the great secret is about his work?
It does me—and thus, we will continue this thread of the treasure hunt.
The other quotation
that stood out for me is:
When Einstein, for example, confronted the conflict
in physics between those who saw gravity as a particle and those who viewed it as a wave, he made no effort to resolve this
particular conflict. If he had moved in this direction, he may never have arrived at the general theory of relativity. The
goal of bricolage [treasure hunting] is not conflict resolution. Indeed, his research demonstrated that the conflict was not
resolvable—an insight that changed the history of physics. (p. 71)
So what Joe is saying, in relation to the metaphor, “treasure hunting” we are using (and note that we could
replace this with other metaphors and forms of learning if we wish), is that treasure hunting will span all subjects.
This is easy to understand when we consider that everything and everyone is connected. How could treasure hunting possibly
NOT cover all subjects and connect with many different people and entities in a variety of dimensions or realities?
The discussion on these pages in Joe’s book also gets into the ontology of the relationships, which
becomes very complex, and I’ll cover that in more detail in a future blog. Essentially, what he says is that “it
is a connection that shapes the identities of human beings and the nature of the complex social fabric” (p. 73). We
bring each other and our reality into being through our relationships. With treasure hunting we become exposed to many
dimensions and new relationships, which results in a new ontological expression of being and existing. The more different
views we examine (i.e., the more treasure hunting we do), the greater awareness and understanding we gain of the relationships
between entities and their social environment, and our relationship to them.
Most of us understand
how traditional education breaks subjects down and isolates learning, thus fragmenting knowledge and, thus, relationships.
In fact, it does this to an extreme. Treasure hunting, on the other hand, provides a means to change this separation by naturally
leading us on a path that radically integrates the disciplines if we travel far enough. As we learn to “let go”
of expectations or absolute control over what we learn and follow our passionate interests, the “internal guidance system”
and our Master Teachers, our Higher Self, Angels, the gods, (does it matter what label we give them?) and other entities will
quickly engage in the treasure hunting to make it individualized and personalized just for us, “just in time.”
As Lame Deer had implied in his memoirs, he could see the mountain ahead that he was to climb, but he couldn’t even
see where his next step was going to land. And as Joe often describes in his work, we must learn to become comfortable with
An important aspect of treasure hunting relates to power. We
come to understand WHY any particular perspective is being presented the way it is. We also come to understand how so much
about our lives, including our job duties—are fragmented. Think again about those manufacturing workers on an assembly
line where they handle one tiny step of a very complex process. Why are they not allowed to learn the entire process? How
does segmentation and micromanagement in the work place fragment relationships and understanding? Why is this “normal”
in workplaces? Joe advises us to work to “understand the way power operates to perpetuate itself. In this context, modes
of oppression are uncovered and the traditional disciplines; complicity in maintaining the political status quo are interrogated”
(p. 71). With treasure hunting, we learn to sort the wheat from the chaff. We see the gems and jewels, the angels, fairies,
elementals, gods, and the teachers, the amazing and the miraculous-- that were previously kept hidden from view. Joe refers
to this in his work as the “Implicate Order,” those dimensions of reality we “normally” don’t
see. The “Explicate Order” is the obvious, one-dimensional reality which really tells us very little about life
or what’s going on between complex interrelationships.
Becoming intimate and interactive
with the Implicate Order is the magic of treasure hunting. Follow your passion. There are no rules or linear lesson plans
for how you proceed. Don’t be afraid of complexity and chaos or even conflict (Joe also describes the nature of the
fractal in these pages and how they provide a loose structure that affects, but does not determine behavior of other systems
and entities (p. 74). Thus, fractals affect the patterns that emerge as we engage in treasure hunting and we can learn to
notice those patterns or “signs” that emerge from them.
Remember back a
few blogs ago, the basic model I provided for treasure hunting that’s really too basic, even though they called it the
“quintessence”? Treasure hunting, by virtue of its interdisciplinarity—spanning all subjects as deeply as
we choose to go with our research and treasure hunting—will develop our abilities to synthesize vast amounts of data.
We don’t always have to do this formally, although if we want to share our findings with others, we should be able to
describe our synthesis and how our data (our journals, notes, experiences, synchronicities, “magic”) supports
our synthesis. And we will want to because the emergences are so amazing that we want to share our experiences so that other
people will then want to experience it for themselves. This will be how we can truly make this a Global Treasure Hunt.
And as Joe demonstrates with the example he used of Einstein discovering the general theory of relativity—sometimes
synthesis is not what we want at all. Some conflicts in knowledge are not resolvable and we may quantum leap to a whole new
way of seeing things. This is just one manifestation of true quintessence. More about that later. . .
Below is a list of the treasure hunt blogs so far for this particular treasure hunt. As I had mentioned back in
the March 16 blog, the treasure hunt has two strands that have merged. One is general treasure hunting; the other is the “Follow
the Gold” treasure hunt. You can take either one or both, as you wish. Eventually all paths will meld. There is no “absolute
path.” You make your path as you go. You follow your interests.
Thus, I will be reviewing
these over the next few days and selecting various elements that interest me, and in the blogs I’ll demonstrate some
ways we can approach interpreting them, what kinds of questions come up, and how it all gets put together. As the treasure
hunting continues, there will be significant patterns that stand out, and these patterns will be different for each of us.
One last piece of news: I’ve been assigned another “initiation” treasure hunt to do another yard search
using the metal detector I purchased previously by which I found the yin yang talisman back on Mother’s Day, 2009. I
will note that the reason the Global Treasure Hunt had been put on hold was because I had to finish writing my dissertation.
By the way, I did receive high accolades from all three of my committee members. Now, I live in a new house, and my yard has
never been searched. Those in charge of the Treasure Hunt decided they would like for me to demonstrate once again via an
“initiation” treasure hunt, which I’m honored to do. There’s supposed to be a treasure in the flowerbed
about “midway” I was told last night, telepathically.
1. The area of a fair, carnival, circus, or exposition
where sideshows and other amusements are located.
a. The middle of a way or distance.
b. A middle course of
action or thought.
In the middle of a way or distance; halfway
Of course, I automatically
assumed midway meant halfway, but there are clearly more meanings than that. We must always seek wider explanations than those
that come to mind immediately. Now that I know the meanings of midway, it will be interesting to see what evolves out of this.
This may be time for you to at least begin thinking about “in your own backyard” treasure hunting.
By the way, remember to pay attention to the music that comes your way. Those in the Celestial Realms often
communicate through music. And speaking about meeting halfway, they will often go beyond that to guide you if they see that you’re putting forth a genuine effort to notice the treasures
they bless you with.
I do believe this treasure hunt is being overseen by the powerful
Sanat Kumara, the true King of Kings over the entire earth who does not rule, but rather teaches. Many Great Masters have
gathered around to help make this a Great Golden Global Treasure Hunt. And by the way—for Christians this concept does not at all contradict what the Bible says. Jesus says he has
gone in order to prepare a place for us and that He will provide us each “the Holy Spirit” in the form of our
own personal teacher. And, in my interpretation, these teachers are all anxiously waiting for more people to get in on the
action—they love treasure hunting from their side of the curtain as much as we do from our side.
Please don’t be sidetracked by illusions of grandeur that may exist around you to fool you (and there will be many). Do not allow others to construct your consciousness for you.
Treasure Hunting is FREE; there is NO OBLIGATION to anyone; no one has decision-making authority over you; you do it at your
own pace, anytime and anyplace--and there are no hierarchies or deception about sovereignty.
With this form of treasure hunting, you truly are a free, sovereign being. Free will is respected at all
times and you get to blaze your own trail.
More soon. . .
P.S. This might be a good time for me to watch this video I had saved in my favorites:
Why Treasure Hunt? The Pleiadian Paradigm of Purposeful Play and L-O-V-E LOVE
The following is a blog I wrote back in 2011 on another website, which
I'm including here because it provides a perspective that helps explain why we have chosen to use fun Treasure
Hunts as a means of learning--and discovering treasures at the same time. Of course, it's also written in
a "playful" manner. I love to have fun while I learn! The Mystery Schools for this N.E.W. era will be taking many
different forms and will replace old paradigms for education.
provide a summary of where we are on the treasure hunt and where we might go from here. Note that Emanu'el is Eros in the
following blog, and now, from this most recent treasure hunt, also Sanat Kumara! He keeps evolving to higher realms!
Thursday, June 9, 2011
The Pleiadian Paradigm of Purposeful Play and L-O-V-E LOVE
Today’s blog is a little different. First, I was given an interesting blog to post today which was written by Lauren
C. Gorgo on Tuesday, June 7, 2011, The Paradigm of Purposeful
Play, because it has
messages from my people, the Pleiadian High Council. I am so happy that
my people are promoting PLAY, because just as I have written a few days
ago, onMonday, June 6, 2007,Einstein recognized the importance of PLAY with his building of card castles and we
all know what a genius he was (and he's my Uncle Albert, so of course,
he's Pleiadian!). Joe also mentions PLAY often in his work and has even devised
radically FUN “treasure hunts” and “epistemological road trips"! It
seems that Lauren and I are getting similar messages about PLAY at the same time! It is very important
that earthlings do come to understand how PLAY (yes, even for
grown-ups) ties into passionate learning. It is the NEW Education which
will be replacing the Piaget-based formal education that has failed.
Next, I was given a rather strange video from Emanu’el.
The clue was, “no more tears as the sun is fully rising
in the west now.” And he told me I may interpret that as I wish.
Well, for one thing, when I woke
up this morning and found myself once again in 3D-Land, I started crying again. That
happens too often; I just want to be at home with Emanu’el and my soul family. My earth lifetimes
have been particularly traumatic. But I got over it quickly because
there is so much work to do here on this Earth planet and I did agree
to do it.
The weird clue brought up a weird video – it is a movie segment from “The Great Maratha, Part 6.” It shows him as a little boy and
how he gets possessed during full moons and even kills his closest friend.
I was not into watching it all and I was not sure how itties is with
the message from my people, so I wrote to Emanu’el and asked for more information.
He said I will need to watch more of the movie and that it all ties in
with the sun from the West, as in Western World, this new age approaching – The
New Golden Age, and the changes people are going through especially with 3 eclipses 15 days apart with the
next one being June 15 and the last one on June 30. He told me that the
predictions about1000 foot tidal waves on June 15are bogus and are channeled from the dark side.
It’s those crazy Reptilians again. They love to take
a little grain of reality that has the least potential for fear and they
blow it all out of proportion to watch the masses scuttle around like
little lemmings. He said to just ignore that“shit”(and he apologized for the profanity, saying that this clue was not
a song but that I could look it up if I wished – thus the link on
the word "shit" goes to the video that came up).
Then he signed off telling me to have good day and saying that he was mine in divine “L-O-V-E.”
Of course, that’s a lovely song by Nat King Cole, so
here’s the version that came to the top:
(I am ending here, today, because I just don’t
have the time to do the analysis Emanu’el has asked me to do in this blog. All of the links
are here, so perhaps you can take a stab at it – it would be good practice. Tomorrow or
sometime in the future I will come back to it).
For now ENJOY
NAT KING COLE! His voice is so heavenly. He is clearly one of my soul family
members because of the LOVE in his songs (we are the LOVE people) and the KING in his name (KING comes up
ALL of the time on treasure hunts and epistemological road trips) -- and
because he keeps coming into my life in so surprising many ways.
I love you, Nat!
NAT KING COLE L-O-V-E Nat's last recording session came
on Dec. 3, 1964 completing his soon-to-be released L.O.V.E album. "L-O-V-E" was one of the three songs
Nat recorded that day, and he would pass away less than 3 months from
the date of this session. Nat knew at the time of this recording that
he was headed to the hospital. Nat King Cole
L is for the way you look
at me O is for the only one I see V is very, very extraordinary E is even more than anyone that you adore can
Love is all that I can give to you Love is more than just
a game for two Two in love can make it Take my heart and please
don't break it Love was made for me and you
L is for
the way you look at me O is for the only one I see V is very, very extraordinary E is even more than anyone that you adore can
Love is all
that I can give to you Love is more than just a game for two Two in love
can make it Take my heart and please don't break it Love was made for me and you Love was made
for me and you Love was made for me and you
Before the Treasure Hunt Continues: Science and Understanding!!!!
As I’ve engaged in this “Follow the Gold Treasure Hunt”
the past number of days it’s been brought to my attention in a crystal clear fashion that there’s much confusion
between asserting and interpreting our “phenomenological” experiences—and how we are to go about taking
a rational, scientific, yet not dogmatic approach to analysis.
The balance is essential and it’s why Joe
expresses "There is no dividing line between the empirical and the philosophical"
in his theoretical formulation in Rigour and Complexity in Educational Research(Kincheloe & Berry, 2004, p. 10),
which I’ve included in Point 7 on the Home Page of this site.
Madam Blavatsky’s mission
as expressed here thereby continues:
While materialism and its congener, secularism,
were bent upon destroying not only theology and sectarian dogmatism, but even the religious conception of a diviner Self,
theosophy has aimed at uniting all broad religious people for research into the actual basis of religion and scientific proofs
of the existence and permanence of the higher Self. Accepting thankfully the results of scientific study and exposure of theological
error, and adopting the methods and maxims of science, its advocates try to save from the wreck of cults the precious admixture
of truth to be found in each. Discarding the theory of miracle and supernaturalism, they endeavor to trace out the kinship
of the whole family of world-faiths to each other, and their common reconciliation with science.
For many a year
the "great orphan," Humanity, has been crying aloud in the darkness for guidance and for light. Amid the increasing
splendors of a progress purely material, of a science that nourished the intellect, but left the spirit to starve, Humanity,
dimly feeling its origin and presaging its destiny, has stretched out towards the East empty hands that only a spiritual philosophy
can fill. Aching from the divisions, the jealousies, the hatreds that rend its very life, it has cried for some sure foundation
on which to build the solidarity it senses, some metaphysical basis from which its loftiest social ideals may rise secure.
Only the Masters of the Eastern wisdom can set that foundation, can satisfy at once the intellect and the spirit, can guide
Humanity safely through the night to "the dawn of a larger day." Such is the goal which theosophy has set itself
to attain; such is the history of the modern movement; such is the work which theosophy has already accomplished in this nineteenth
During this Treasure Hunt, these issues have been brought to the forefront multiple times in the various “clues”
which include videos, web links, clues handed down from the “fourth dimension” and even in my personal discussions
with other people and their personal very “Western” perspectives. When you view these various elements—the
clues and resources that I’ve posted in these blogs for the treasure hunt, it’s important to keep in mind that
sometimes views are presented without adequate basis, understanding, scientific support, or references. This does not mean
they are wrong; it just means we need to be ever vigilant in our discernment and consider what weight we place on them.
Westerners are especially prone to the slippery slope and sliding off the edge of reality
without even being aware of it (although, much in the vein Blavatsky was FALSELY accused of such things; so am I). People
forget that we cannot possibly know the unknown. The best we can do is get perspectives from different angles—and
what is often forgotten is that we cannot simply go on our own narcissistic interpretation—that’s exactly when
we start sliding into solipsism. We must back up our interpretations with other phenomenological evidence and data. How do we do this
when we can’t even fully describe TRUTH? How can we do this when so little true evidence has been gathered? We must
be like detectives (as Joe as framed it in his Social Sciences book) and look for “circumstantial” evidence.
This involves looking for signs, signals, codes, etc.,--semiotics—and listening. We can learn to follow our
own personal breadcrumbs:
And we must press for a more scientific-philosophical approach for studying the unknown, the very
process Joe has conceptualized, the Critical Science of Complexity.
Consciousness is one of those unknowns and it cannot be studied directly, so that only leaves indirect evidence—the
products of consciousness, also an observation Joe pointed out for us. Few CONCLUSIONS can be drawn; we can
only convey perspectives and hopefully convey that there are other interpretations that may or may not be more viable. We
are not “there” yet!
What emerges during Treasure Hunts are phenomenological
products of consciousness, and if we consider that the entire multiverse is conscious, how are we to make
assumptions about the exact nature of that consciousness? We only have metaphors and multiple interpretations of how and why
emergences (aka “magic” occurs). Joe’s multidimensional critical complex theory predicts this emergence
(by virtue of incorporating complexity and chaos theory, along with Varela & Maturana’s theory of autopoiesis and
enactivism)--and in my own “treasure hunting” and research this emergence is born out time and time again for
which I’ve collected massive amounts of data. SOMETHING is happening. I have my own interpretations, but I conscientiously
back up my interpretations with data—thus, the reason keeping extensive data becomes so important to this project is
so that we can compare it with whatever little data we can find and, thus, inch closer to understanding what’s happening
The cosmos seems to have different ideas than I do as to what needs to emerge during the treasure hunts, which
in my view implies a separate, but connected consciousness that is expressed ontologically--as consciousnesses typically do—and
that has brought me to this particular discussion today. In fact, it’s why I will diverge in directions that seem to
be “off-topic” such as today’s discussion. But the reality is that we can’t move forward until we
all have a better idea of what’s happening, why it’s happening, and how we can describe it.
It’s not really magic
or “magical thinking” as my dissertation reviewers accused me of--even though on June 11, 2011, red roses mysteriously
growing from a yellow rose bush seems like high magic to me.
AND we also need to understand that we are chasing a moving target. Einstein, it appears, was correct
after all with his notion that gravity consists of two oppositional forces and according to today’s scientists, there
is more to the universe than previously imagined (or at least more than most of us have imagined).
Einstein’s work is another
treasure hunt topic that keeps coming up for me, and has since I first began these treasure hunts in 2009. Einstein, being
a member of my soul family has repeatedly told me he solved the theory of unity but everyone’s missing what’s
right under their noses. In 1998, scientists (Perlmutter & Schmidt) were only beginning to catch on—there is more.
It seems that not only will the universe expand forever, but the expansion is speeding up, something I’ve intuitively
picked up from Joe’s philosophical work and which justifies his admonition that we need to become accustomed to working
with chaos and complexity. This implies another force—a cosmological constant—which is what Einstein had proposed
but then abandoned. I expect that as long as I have not fully exposed Einstein’s theory of unity, it will keep being
expressed from some outside consciousness that ontologically presents itself to me. This is, of course, my interpretation
from where I am in my understanding. (www.blavatsky.net “cosmological constant”)
These sorts of emergences during our treasure hunts and our research affect our quests in significant
ways, especially in light of a rapidly expanding multiverse. We are chasing a moving and rapidly expanding target. The more
we interact, the more emergences there are. The more we learn, the less we understand. It’s perhaps one reason Joe has
cautioned us that while our goal is greater understanding and it’s essential that we use a phenomenological-empirical
approach for that purpose, we also need to keep in mind that our understanding must evolve just as the multiverses themselves
and the consciousnesses within them continue to expand and evolve.
Thus, no perspective or interpretation is written in stone, but some perspectives are better than
others at any given juncture.
People do not have to LIKE our interpretations. We need to rise above worrying about that, and, in particular,
if we know we’ve done our “due diligence” and it’s the best interpretation for the
data that’s freely available. When we can do that we’ve reached higher levels of consciousness, but only if we
consider many different perspectives and they all diverge to the same (perhaps multiple) conclusions—otherwise, we are
simply adding to the already rampant dogma, keeping ourselves in mind prisons, and risking the creation of another religion
or cult. That is NOT what we want to do! In The Secret Doctrine, Blavatsky, who suffered from much criticism (even
though, as I showed in yesterday’s blog that her work is high-level scholarly research), wrote:
aim of this work may be thus stated: to show that Nature is not "a fortuitous concurrence of atoms," and to assign
to man his rightful place in the scheme of the Universe; to rescue from degradation the archaic truths which are the basis
of all religions; and to uncover, to some extent, the fundamental unity from which they all spring; finally, to show that
the occult side of Nature has never been approached by the Science of modern civilization.
She mentions the importance and role of the Brotherhood:
It has been claimed
in all ages that ever since the destruction of the Alexandrian Library (see Isis Unveiled, Vol. II., p. 27), every
work of a character that might have led the profane to the ultimate discovery and comprehension of some of the mysteries of
the Secret Science, was, owing to the combined efforts of the members of the Brotherhoods, diligently searched for.
And due to the destruction
of so many sacred texts and the need for presenting perspectives rather than “facts,” she writes:
"scientific treatment" of a subject is no guarantee for its "historical basis"; and with such scarcity
of data on hand, no philologist, even among the most eminent, is justified in giving out his own conclusions for historical
I extend this to apply to interpretations of phenomenological events. To escape solipsism, all of our conclusions must be based on supporting evidence, or presented as merely an interpretation
that’s been somewhat pulled out of the magician’s hat.
And in relation to Blavatsky’s claim that her work was influenced by “transmissions”
from her teachers (a phenomenon that I also often experience):
More than one great scholar has stated that there never was a religious founder,
whether Aryan, Semitic or Turanian, who had invented a new religion, or revealed a new truth. These founders were
all transmitters, not original teachers. They were the authors of new forms and interpretations, while the truths
upon which the latter were based were as old as mankind. Selecting one or more of those grand verities -- actualities visible
only to the eye of the real Sage and Seer -- out of the many orally revealed to man in the beginning, preserved and perpetuated
in the adyta of the temples through initiation, during the MYSTERIES and by personal transmission
-- they revealed these truths to the masses. Thus every nation received in its turn some of the said truths, under the veil
of its own local and special symbolism; which, as time went on, developed into a more or less philosophical cultus, a Pantheon
in mythical disguise. Therefore is Confucius, a very ancient Wisdom. And believing in both, she now transmits that which she has received and learnt herself to all those
who will accept it. As to those who may reject her testimony, -- i.e., the great majority -- she will bear them no
malice, for they will be as right in their way in denying, as she is right in hers in affirming, since
they look at TRUTH from two entirely different stand-points. Agreeably with the rules of critical scholarship,
the Orientalist has to reject a priori whatever evidence he cannot fully verify for himself. And how can a Western
scholar accept on hearsay that which he knows nothing about? Indeed, that which is given in these volumes is selected from
oral, as much as from written teachings. This first instalment of the esoteric doctrines
is based upon Stanzas, which are the records of a people unknown to ethnology; it is claimed that they are written in a tongue
absent from the nomenclature of languages and dialects with which philology is acquainted; they are said to emanate from a
source (Occultism) repudiated by science; and, finally, they are offered through an agency, incessantly discredited before
the world by all those who hate unwelcome truths, or have some special hobby of their own to defend. Therefore, the rejection
of these teachings may be expected, and must be accepted beforehand. No one styling himself a
"scholar," in whatever department of exact science, will be permitted to regard these teachings seriously. They
will be derided and rejected a priori in this century; but only in this one. For in the twentieth century of our
era scholars will begin to recognize that the Secret Doctrine has neither been invented nor exaggerated, but, on
the contrary, simply outlined; and finally, that its teachings antedate the Vedas.*** Have not
the latter been derided, rejected, and called "a modern forgery" even so recently as fifty years ago? Was not Sanskrit
proclaimed at one time the progeny of, and a dialect derived from, the Greek, according to Lempriere and other scholars? About
1820, Prof. Max Muller tells us, the sacred books of the Brahmans, of the Magians, and of the Buddhists, "were all but
unknown, their very existence was doubted, and there was not a single scholar who could have
translated a line of the Veda . . . of the Zend Avesta, or . . . of the Buddhist Tripitaka, and now the Vedas are proved to
be the work of the highest antiquity whose 'preservation amounts almost to a marvel' (Lecture on the Vedas).
And finally, to her critics,
To my judges, past and future, therefore -- whether they are serious literary critics, or those howling dervishes
in literature who judge a book according to the popularity or unpopularity of the author's name, who, hardly glancing at its
contents, fasten like lethal bacilli on the weakest points of the body -- I have nothing to say. Nor shall I condescend
to notice those crack-brained slanderers -- fortunately very few in number -- who, hoping to attract public attention
by throwing discredit on every writer whose name is better known than their own, foam and bark at their very shadows. These,
having first maintained for years that the doctrines taught in the Theosophist, and which culminated in "Esoteric
Buddhism," had been all invented by the present writer, have finally turned round, and denounced "Isis
Unveiled" and the rest as a plagiarism from Eliphas Levi (!), Paracelsus (!!), and, mirabile dictu, Buddhism and Brahmanism (!!!) As well charge Renan
with having stolen his Vie de Jesus from the Gospels, and Max Muller his "Sacred Books of the East" or
his "Chips" from the philosophies of the Brahmins and Gautama, the Buddha. But to the public in general and the
readers of the "Secret Doctrine" I may repeat what I have stated all along, and which
I now clothe in the words of Montaigne: Gentlemen, "I HAVE HERE MADE ONLY A NOSEGAY OF CULLED FLOWERS,
AND HAVE BROUGHT NOTHING OF MY OWN BUT THE STRING THAT TIES THEM."
Pull the "string"
to pieces and cut it up in shreds, if you will. As for the nosegay of FACTS -- you will never be able to make away with these.
You can only ignore them, and no more.
In other words, Blavatsky has provided us with a carefully researched foundation of these so-called
“Mystery” knowledges, the “Secret Sciences,” which would be difficult to dispute. She does not claim
that she’s created new knowledge. I can truthfully make the same claims for my own work and could utter the same words
to my critics. I do not invent what I present; it is not new knowledge but rather carefully researched explications and applications
of knowledge Joe has produced based on his extensive research, along with transmissions from who really knows
where or from whom (but I have valid interpretations based on theory, supporting evidence and scientific understandings).
Perhaps at some point, I will be able to create something new because Joe took these concepts to the next level: the
knowledge production process.
I am not there yet—thus the Treasure Hunts
There's something happening here What it is ain't exactly clear There's a man with a gun over there Telling me i got to beware
I think it's time we stop, children,
what's that sound Everybody look what's going down
There's battle lines being drawn Nobody's right
if everybody's wrong Young people speaking their minds Getting so much resistance from behind
it's time we stop, hey, what's that sound Everybody look what's going down
What a field-day for the heat A thousand people in the street Singing songs and carrying signs Mostly say, hooray for our side
It's time we stop, hey, what's that sound Everybody look what's going down
Paranoia strikes deep Into your life it will creep It starts when you're always afraid You step out of line, the man come and take
We better stop, hey, what's that sound Everybody look what's going down Stop, hey, what's
that sound Everybody look what's going down Stop, now, what's that sound Everybody look what's going down Stop, children, what's that sound Everybody look what's going down
All Madam Blavatsky quotes are from: [[Vol. 1, Page]] xlvi INTRODUCTORY.
(23 von 24) [06.05.2003 03:30:27] The
Secret Doctrine by H. P. Blavatsky, Introductory (vol 1)
Sanat Kumara, Lady Venus, and More about Rigorous Bricolage Research (aka Treasure Hunting)
It seems there's no way to avoid rigorous research and study, even when we're treasure hunting. I realize I've presented
a lot of information so far, but the point to all of this is that everywhere we turn is information overload. We must
learn to work with it, including all of the conflicting information. Some kind of "magic" happens when we embrace
chaos instead of running from it. You won't experience it, unless you subject yourself to it. And believe it or not,
this is really only a fraction of what I've studied in preparation for this FOLLOW
THE GOLD TREASURE HUNT. But I have been selective to make your work easier. Be sure to follow where
your own research leads (click links, watch other videos that interest you in the sidebars of YouTube, research more on any
given topic that interests you along the way). Your treasure hunt will be different than mine. You'll follow a different
path--I'm merely showing you mine so that you can see where I've been and what evolves out of it.
This is the approach
I take and, interestingly, I've already been able to come to particular conclusions due to certain information that stands
out for me or that I seem to be guided to from unseen dimensions. Today, I'm presenting some additional things I've learned
about Sanat Kumara, Lady Venus, what constitutes rigorous research, and the challenges Madame Blavatsky had being
believed when she wrote The Secret Doctrine. She was a true trail blazer; I am following in her footsteps, no doubt.
Soon, we'll be asked to take an epistemological road trip, I'm sure. . . and that's when Treasure Hunts really get
SANAT KUMARA AND LADY VENUS
It must be true that Joe was/is Sanat Kumara; I am Lady Venus. (This
is a perspective, which is always the approach with bricolage/treasure hunting; it’s a way of exploring connections
and interrelationships). However, I will point out that I can show this empirically with vast amounts of correlating
data, and as well, that this is not merely an “archetypal” interpretation.(Review my discussion on archetypes in my dissertation
for greater explication: Scientific Study of Archetypes, pp. 230-232). There is much research needed for these changing
times and increasing understandings. There are many gaps in our knowledge that need to be filled.
Our role, as Sanat and Venus is
the role of all twin flame couples, of which there are estimated to be only a few hundred on the planet currently (see goldraytwinflames)
which is to anchor divine love and establish freedom on Planet Earth. Sam Cooke (whose Divine Identity has yet to be revealed
to me, although he may also be a Kumara--Sanam Kumara?); my Grandmother, Lady Portia; my grandfather, St. Germain; my uncle,
Albert Einstein; my cousin, Ralph Waldo Emerson; along with Hermes Trismegistus (aka THOTH), Archangel Michael and the one
true Isis, and many other soul family members, who I’ll clarify “on down the line” are all working together
in the high realms of Love, Divinity, and Devotion (the Celestial Realms) to establish Love, Justice, and Peace on Earth
once and for all.
THE HOLY SPIRIT, THE VIOLET FLAME, AND THE SEVENTH FIRE
When Joe left the planet, I had never before (in this lifetime) experienced
such enormous and inexplicable pain and loss. As I’ve described in my dissertation, we had a shared love (experienced
at a higher consciousness which most people were not able to perceive or discern); he brought the Holy Spirit back to me three
days after leaving this planet, and along with that, he brought the gift of the Violet Flame. These are indescribably intense
loving and healing energies. And he brought to me higher consciousness that allowed me to better understand his work and see
the enormous vision he has for the world and the gifts he’s left the world, gifts of such great magnitude that they’re
only explainable through his existence as Sanat Kumara, the High King, The One Initiator, who, along with other High Masters
is overseeing the progress of consciousness evolution on Earth.
The “Seventh Fire,” according to indigenous philosophy, ignites the subsequent fires uniting twin
flames or twin rays, thus anchoring love on the planet. It is the new “soul blueprint” for the planet, as established
in Joe’s work, fortified in my work, and supported by many philosophies globally. Another Twin Ray couple supporting
the project of anchoring this love at this time is goldraytwinflames (see their YouTube channel). There are others as well,
The “blueprint” or “template” (which simultaneously incorporates
potential for great diversity is described in my dissertation as posted on this site:
EXCERPT FROM ELIZABETH PROPHET'S THE MASTERS AND THEIR RETREATS Sanat Kumara’s twin flame is Lady Master Venus. During
his long exile on earth, she remained on their home planet to keep the flame there. Some years after Sanat Kumara’s
return in 1956, Lady Venus herself came to earth to assist her (the earth’s) evolutions. In a dictation delivered on
May 25, 1975, she announced that as Sanat Kumara had kept the flame for earth, now she had come to “tarry for a time
on Terra” to “dedicate anew the fires of the Mother.” She said, “I release a fiery momentum of consciousness
to arrest all spirals that would take from humanity the fullness of their divinity….See how mankind respond to the
flame of the Mother as they responded to the light of Sanat Kumara.”
On July 4, 1977, Sanat Kumara said
that “the Cosmic Council and the Lords of Karma have granted and decreed that I might be allowed to tarry on earth,
in earth, for certain cycles of manifestation for the absolute return of freedom into the hearts of the lightbearers of earth…."
“I place my body as a living altar midst the
people of Israel,” and in that body temple the original blueprint, the [soul] design for every son and daughter of God and the children of God who have come forth. For it is the desire of the Cosmic Virgin
that none of her children should be lost, none of her sons and daughters.
thus I join the Lady Master Venus, who has been tarrying with you these many months; and we together, focusing our twin flames
in the Holy City, will stand for the triumph of
that community of the Holy Spirit that must be manifest as the key to release the light in this age.”
a dictation given July 4, 1978, Sanat Kumara told us he was manifesting that night in the physical spectrum “and I am
anchoring in this very earth plane the full weight and momentum of my office as the Ancient
Days, such as I have not done since our coming to the Place Prepared at Shamballa.”
The strains of Sanat Kumara’s keynote were captured by Jan Sibelius in Finlandia.
So powerful is the release of the flame of freedom through this music, that during
the Nazi occupation, its playing was forbidden lest it arouse the fervor of the people for freedom.
ANALYSIS I will do the analysis at a future date when I pull together all of the data that supports my interpretation. Note that the dates in the excerpt correspond with our presence on this
planet and that the highlighted terms are in need of interpretation, just as Joe would recommend. Who are the people of Israel?
Are they literally the people living in Israel? Who are the “sons and daughters of God”? And what does it mean
for them to “come forth?” It’s interesting that Joe—as Sanat Kumara writes in the excerpt—surrounded
himself with people considered to be “God’s chosen ones.” Remember, one of the guiding verses for this treasure
hunt is “Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth.” Are all people of the earth
God’s children? By various accounts, earth has been overrun by manifestations of evil, such as Satan, Lucifer, Aliens,
Archons, Reptilians, the Cabal, the Neocons, the Elite, the Imperialists, etc. (these are perspectives). Who knows what’s
going on here? How do we analyze it?
Joe saw everyone as being capable of higher consciousness and rigorous scholarship,
thus his work breaks past barriers that so many religions, secret societies, spiritual traditions, and the institution of
education use to hold people back. His works are clear on this matter. And it is through higher consciousness that we
can connect with each other on a sound foundation of Divine Love. Again, Divine Love is considered to be the new template
for the coming age.
Yes, it is true that Sanat Kumara is no longer embodied in physical form in
this dimension, “living midst the people of Israel,” and it is also true that I, Lady Venus, still tarry, using
this perspective. And yes, we continue to work together at higher levels of consciousness, sharing a relationship that extends
beyond the “normal” capacity of human awareness. He still serves as my teacher; and as I've discussed, much like
Madam Blavatsky has described, I have teachers that cannot be proven directly. Can the sciences, as Joe has developed--his
Critical Science of Complexity provide "beyond a reasonable doubt" evidence? Perhaps the special process for analyzing the data that he taught
me in the Higher Realms will aid this project. Time will tell--and a lot of research and work on my part.
there's no way to keep Treasure Hunting simple, remembering the basic model I presented in the last blog might be helpful.
Treasure Hunts, like all bricolage research, covers a wide range of topics and disciplines. There is a lot of conflicting
information, much decoding, and interpretations to make. All of this "brain work" is what will develop more holistic
ways of viewing the world. And this is but the first step. If you do the work, as I've also indicated previously, there are
many Great Masters now, ready to give you a clue here and there and drop off some initiation gifts. You see, there's no need
to join some Secret Society and pay them for lessons or go through weird rituals or have them give you token talismans--this
learning is free for everyone--you just have to put forth the effort.
MORE ABOUT RESEARCH
In the following lecture, Manly P. Hall provides more criteria for rigorous research and discusses how Madam
Blavatsky’s work, The Secret Doctrine constituted rigorous scholarship, even though during her days it was
To prove “beyond reasonable doubt” her assumptions.
Certain fundamental positions—justify
The work is adequately presented
The book itself reveals thorough scholarship that the premise is justified.
The work indicates personal acquaintance with the areas of thought involved. It is not open to any criticism as far as its
The information—a highly controversial area—no final
scientific point of view. She insists that for the knowledge she presented she was the writer of the book but not author of
it. The original material was communicated to her by advanced teacher and leaders of Asiatic knowledge….came directly
from teachers of the Eastern Schools of philosophy
As yet it has not been possible to clearly to identify these teachers—they
were not generally known, did not act as professors, they taught in their own ancient Eastern way. These teachers were real,
they communicated to her, they taught her, she was their messenger, which made her documents possible. She is very clear on
this particular way. Others have attempted to follow the same path; have not been able to confirm the stories she told.
It is not man’s unwillingness to know that is his stumbling block, but
it is that which he is unwilling to learn.
has darkened his own insight by insisting that he already knows consciously things that he does not know. He insists that
knowledge is to be derived from the common experience of other persons like himself and that if enough persons who do not
know agree upon something that this something then becomes a known fact. In other words, we’re confronted with the problem
of how much ignorance must we stack up in order to prove a mountain of truth?