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

Joe's educational work provides inspiration and practical guidance for teachers all over the globe and describes a beautiful, beautiful mission to alleviate human suffering. He has left us a map with multiple pathways for accomplishing that mission -- an authentic, rigorous, impassioned, creative, and even magical education for everyone who dares to venture on untrodden paths. His work serves as a guiding light for educational journeys that can change not only how we view and enact the educational process, but that can also truly change us as teachers, students, and researchers -- and empower us to change the world. Joe loved research, teaching, writing, making music, and his students.
And his students loved him.
This song is a very beautiful theme song for this website that chronicles my long winding journey back home. Thank you, Leigh.
To become a seeker of new knowledges and new ways of being we must be willing to sometimes be seen as the fools of the gods. (Kincheloe, Knowledge & Critical Pedagogy, p. 19)
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)
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Joe’s book Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy: An Introduction is available as an ebook. You will never make a better investment…..we all should be researching with Joe’s important guidance. Since the ending is just the beginning, you can begin with the last chapter. It may just spark you into wanting to read the rest, as well as his other works to see how he got there!  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! EDoneVEN 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.


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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)




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finished reading Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy: An Introduction

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


Engaging in this process increases phenomenological experiences that catalyze seeking more knowledge. This, of course, leads to ever greater understandings of complex relationships between "research variables." An exceptionally high level of creativity becomes unleashed, often resulting in greater interaction with the emerging hidden dimensions of reality. Suddenly very little can be hidden anymore. Engaging rigorously in this process of research and learning seems to take people to higher levels of consciousness in graduated steps as they become more aware of the hidden dimensions of interrelationships and as they increasingly participate in intuitive, "fourth dimension" research.


Using Kincheloe's critical complex epistemology and multidimensional critical complex bricolage rigorously as he has asked us to do results in ever higher levels of experience and understanding, and in its full "employment," enactive and symbiotic processes seem to kick in, helping individuals find the most creative solutions to even the most complicated problems. Actively working within multiple dimensions using his fourth dimension research, results in amazing and profound solutions. In my own experience, I often find that problems are solved before I even knew the problem would be manifesting. In addition, I have had some amazing experiences that science simply cannot explain yet. This is highlighted in my dissertation in some highly unusual ways, which is only the tip of the iceberg. Kincheloe's critical bricolage may very well be the process required to "unleash creativity" for solving even the most complicated, power-based problems we face -- all in service of "the alleviation of human suffering," the often-stated primary purpose of his work.


After researching this process since 2008 (and discovering that I had been using the foundational aspects of the process many years before) I am beginning to see how autopoiesis, enaction, synchronicity, all work together symbiotically to reveal hidden dimensions and relationships that make my life so much happier and joyful, even if I have many problems hanging over my head (that "blues aesthetic" Joe so often described). No matter how complicated the problems, with bricolage, they become solvable and/or perspectives of the problems change.


Simultaneously, those power dimensions that force those of us who are oppressed to stay stuck at our "stations in life" also emerge, but there is such a difference to how I deal with these than in the past. Once the controlling factors are revealed, solutions also emerge in a sort of "unfoldment" process that reveal ways to counteract them and change things.


There is great power "behind the curtain" that can be leveraged by those of us who are typically "disenfranchised." I will go into much more detail at a later time, and as Joe always did so well, I will put them into context (there are many great experiences to share of both kinds of emergences - the love-based, almost magical ones, and the power-and-control-based ones for which insight, and often solutions also emerge) but suffice it to say, I am blazing multiple trails through the underbrush which will hopefully make navigating easier for people who come along and experience the same types of violence I have due to being poor and "low status."


Just as Joe was a "hillbilly" and he was never able to shake the label, I am a "country hick." True reality could not be more profoundly different -- for an Eros and Psyche. :)


The good news is that the use of bricolage is increasing rapidly around the globe as more researchers in all disciplines are beginning to see the promise it offers to construct new knowledge, lead to social empowerment, and reveal positive changes and amazingly creative opportunities. More researchers will soon be investigating and trying out this more advanced and powerful approach, which will lead to what Joe referred to as a "perpetual revolution." More teachers will also come to realize the value bricolage has in the classroom and the young students will pick it up naturally. The revolution has just begun. We can change the world! Join in today and apply the process in your own research, learning, teaching, and everyday life and see what a difference it can make. You can never go wrong getting more knowledge.


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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]

Doing What You Love: Creating Your Own Good Work 101 /// Doing Phenomenology: Introduction to Phenomenology 101 /// Reading, Writing & Thinking 101 /// Critical Constructivism: A New World View 101 /// City Life and Learning: Metropedagogy 101 /// Phenomenological Research for Learning and Living: Introduction to Phenomenology 102


This is a nonprofit educational web site dedicated to the clarification of Kincheloe’s critical complex epistemology and multidimensional critical complex bricolage. My research has shown that, while the process he has delineated is complex, it is perfectly suited for social and educational research, and it is also within everyone's reach. It is especially suited for new qualitative researchers who have not subscribed to traditional and reductionistic forms of research. 

On this site I will focus on the academic and scholarly application of his work. I hope that by presenting clarifications based on my in-depth study of his work that perhaps his bricolage will be used by more people and with the level of rigor he had intended. Kincheloe has ingeniously left wide open many paths that honor diversity and he embraced an evolving complexity while maintaining a strong, impenetrable philosophical and theoretical foundation for his conceptions. He has demonstrated in his work how this research process can be applied in all venues and in every area of our lives and even children can be involved in research, thus his bricolage is also a pedagogical approach. His work is truly a break-through for research that is long overdue. Using the full power of his bricolage highlights actions that change the world as it also changes who we are.

I may write a blog again on this site, but it will be a different sort of blog than the creative, exploratory blogs I've written in the past. Primarily, I will be continuing my research and presenting my findings so that upcoming bricoleurs will have a resource for the most powerful form of bricolage research that's ever been developed.

~ ~ ~ Vanessa Jae Paradis



Bricolage, as a qualitative form of research, entails incorporating many different perspectives, and in particular, with Kincheloe's process it is necessary to include global subjugated and indigenous knowledges. However, after gathering all of these perspectives and making various interpretations and syntheses, there are criteria for determining which perspectives to include in the final bricolage. As he explains, "Bricoleurs accept the responsibility that comes with the interpretive process. Knowledge production always involves multiple acts of selection, and these choices of methods, theoretical frameworks, and interpretative strategies must be defended" (2004e, p. 100). He has provided selection criteria that incorporate the social justice mission to alleviate suffering and that advance knowledge (see Kincheloe, 2004e, pp. 100-102). Bricoleurs are not restricted to these criteria but I have found them to be well-thought-out and thorough -- and they mitigate for unintended consequences. You can view the criteria here: Criteria to Guide the Research Process.


What I cover next are common misconceptions and important aspects surrounding Kincheloe’s multidimensional critical complex bricolage. I hope by putting these on the Home page of this website, researchers will consider them and research them more deeply. They are covered in greater depth in my dissertation and I’ll also be posting articles that extend what I’ve touched on in the dissertation.

1) Kincheloe did not throw out "positivistic" or empirical sciences. To conclude this is to exhibit a gross misunderstanding of his work. A close reading of his work can easily confirm that he sees science and bricolage as synergistic. And how many times has he stated that he did not throw out the baby with the bathwater? As most people know, he contextualizes everything. In his last book, Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy: An Introduction he presents his position through a metaphor which he refers to as FIDUROD, and by which he clarifies the issues with the way science is and has been used.  FIDUROD is an acronym representing the attributes of the form of knowledge production he argues against: Formal, Intractable, Decontextualized, Universalistic, Reductionistic, One Dimensional. (See Kincheloe, 2008, pp. 21-24).


2) His work is not based on some indefinable “ludic” postmodernism – It is based on a highly developed and evolving holistic philosophy. This philosophy is comprised of 12 major points which he describes in his book Critical Constructivism. The 12 points coalesce together to form his multidimensional critical complex world view. It’s a new, evolving worldview. We might refer to it as Kincheloe’s multidimensional critical complex unified world view. It forms the foundation of his unique formulation of critical theory, epistemology, ontology, critical psychology of complexity, the multidimensional critical complex bricolage, etc., -- and his proposed critical science of complexity – another indication that he did not abandon the sciences. To grasp his conceptualizations, it’s imperative that new bricoleurs study his unified world view by reading and then writing about how they subjectively relate to it and to other philosophies. Kincheloe stresses this upfront philosophical work is critical in order to ground any study that uses bricolage as a process for research. Rigor is impossible without developing a "philosophy of consciousness" (Kincheloe, 2004a, p. 8). 


3) The multidimensional critical complex bricolage is a process for qualitative research that is composed of multiple, intertwining and overlapping processes. It is not a method, nor does it use “tools” as tools imply precise means and carries a mechanistic ontology, which does not adequately represent the actual processes that bricoleurs engage in as they conduct, or a better word would be, “enact” their research. Even the concept of "tools" changes. Kincheloe's conceptualization of bricolage is grounded with his critical complex philosophical world view (item 2, above) and a theoretical foundation of evolving criticality (his version of critical theory).


4) The multidimensional critical complex bricolage as a process involves analytic discourse, intertwined with improvisational actions for change, which moves it away from the constrictive “quilt” metaphor. Please see my dissertation for a deeper analysis of bricolage including a thorough etymological exploration and intertextual interpretations of Kincheloe’s definitions of bricolage and bricoleur in relation to what evolved from my research. New metaphors that take it beyond the one-dimensional “quilt” metaphor, and additional ways that Berry’s (2004a) concept, the Point of Entry Text (POET) can be applied are also presented. The holistic, intertwining, dialogical, interconnecting nature of the final bricolage renders the parts inseparable from the whole, and the bricolage inseparable from greater reality. Thus, the popular metaphoric quilt, montage, crystal, etc., are not suitable metaphors for this more complex form of bricolage. 


5) Kincheloe’s bricolage does not distinguish between “types of bricoleurs” or “types of bricolage” as denoted by Denzin and Lincoln (2011). While it’s fine to examine these ideas, Kincheloe’s form of bricolage uses all of them in intertwining, overlapping processes. Thus, the multidimensional critical complex bricoleur uses all of the dimensions that Kincheloe has spelled out in his 2005 "On to the Next Level" bricolage article--in one study--and the processes become blurred as the research unfolds. See next point. 


6) Kincheloe’s bricolage refers to the use of different processes as dimensions of research. The bricoleur uses them all as many times as practical to get a thick description of the phenomenon/a. As the research unfolds, “enactment” keeps the research jettisoning forward and the researcher must make decisions where to begin and stop various aspects of the research, including the final bricolage. Thus, the following dimensions are used, as provided by Kincheloe (2005a) and in no particular order using an iterative, improvisational process weaving through the discourse: (1) methodological bricolage; (2) theoretical bricolage; (3) interpretive bricolage; (4) political bricolage; (5) narrative bricolage; (6) philosophical research (constructivism, historicity, epistemological insight); (7) critical hermeneutics; (8) identification of what is absent; (9) fourth dimension of research in which the bricoleur is future oriented, discovering “a kinetic epistemology of the possible. In the process, the sophistication of knowledge work moves to a new cognitive level; the notion of rigor transmigrates to a new dimension. As in a 1950s sci-fi movie, bricoleurs enter the 4-D—the fourth dimension of research.” (Kincheloe, 2005, p. 346). Thus, bricoleurs weave in and out, around and through, back and forth through the various dimensions with each pass through informing the next, often using multiple dimensions of analysis simultaneously. 


7) Note again – the philosophical dimension must form the foundation of the study in order to ensure rigor. [He wanted me to include this again.] "There is no dividing line between the empirical and the philosophical" (Kincheloe, 2004a, p. 10).


8) Kincheloe’s multidimensional critical complex bricolage embraces a “fourth dimension” research (more information is covered in my dissertation). This fourth dimension aspect to the research incorporates an intuitional, creative element that forces the researcher to confront implicate and explicate orders of reality. There are reasons for this. Combining a sound philosophical, intellectual component of research that also incorporates intuitional and emotional, empathic aspects -- along with deep semiotic and hermeneutic analyses synergistically creates something new from the interactions. Enaction during the research process leads to the emergence of something new and often profound. This is where the power of the bricolage comes into play. It’s the exposure to relationships, as Kincheloe explains in his conceptualization of symbiotic hermeneutics, that jettisons bricoleurs to seeing and understanding “anew” and to recreating themselves. Because knowledge is socially constructed new creations, ideas, concepts, as well as new relationships also perpetually emerge – and are created -- from these interactions. This all takes place naturally when confronting complexity, difference, and chaos, as Humberto Mautarana and Francisco Varela posited with their Santiago Theory of Enactivism (see Kincheloe's (2008) Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy: An Introduction, page 147). It is quite amazing. 


9) While bricoleurs do not contend they’ve discovered the “one true answer” or single truth, at the same time, as Kincheloe contends, they generate knowledge “that is not as 'badly off the mark'” (Kincheloe, 2008, p. 43). They have better (more complete) and yet evolving explanations of phenomena. This is quite a different perspective than a nihilistic postmodern “attitude.” 


10) I have lined out in my dissertation in much greater detail a flexible iterative process that also explains some of the key sub-processes that are important to the multidimensional critical complex bricolage. It will get new bricoleurs started from which they can then proceed to carve out their own unique paths. Each bricolage study will be different even for the same researcher. The more one acknowledges the fourth dimension aspect of the research (which may only begin with what seem to be insignificant intuitive and synchronous events), the more they will begin to appear and the more profound and numerous are the actions and creations that emerge.  


11) And finally, as I discussed in my blog, The Heart of the Multidimensional Critical Complex Bricolage, there is the dimension of empathic connection with people. In fact, in his book, Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy: An Introduction, Kincheloe discusses – and includes – a golden strand of love throughout his work, Eros Love. And since I’m mentioning this book here, it’s a great book to read in the early stages of learning about his bricolage. It’s much like a “deprogramming” manual because it uncovers how our consciousnesses have been influenced by outside forces and provides us more information as we embark on the bricolage quest and begin to take power of constructing our own consciousness. 



Berry, K. L. (2004a). Structures of bricolage and complexity. In J. Kincheloe & K. Berry (2004) Rigour and Complexity in Educational Research: Conceptualizing the Bricolage (pp. 103–127). New York: Open University Press.


Berry, K. L. (2004b). Feedback looping for increasing complexity. In J. Kincheloe & K. Berry (2004) Rigour and Complexity in Educational Research: Conceptualizing the Bricolage (pp. 128–146). New York: Open University Press.


Berry, K. L. (2004c). Bricolage is many a new thing understood. In J. Kincheloe & K. Berry (2004) Rigour and Complexity in Educational Research: Conceptualizing the Bricolage (pp. 147–169). New York: Open University Press.


Denzin, N. & Lincoln, Y. (Eds.) (2011). The Sage handbook of qualitative research, Edition 4. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.


Kincheloe, J. L. (2004a). Preface. In J. Kincheloe & K. Berry, Rigour and Complexity in Educational Research: Conceptualizing the Bricolage (pp. ix–xii). New York: Open University Press.


Kincheloe, J. L. (2004b). Introduction: the power of the bricolage: Expanding research methods. In J. Kincheloe & K. Berry, Rigour and Complexity in Educational Research: Conceptualizing the Bricolage (pp. 1–22). New York: Open University Press.


Kincheloe, J.L. (2004c). Redefining rigor and complexity in research. In J. Kincheloe & K. Berry, Rigour and Complexity in Educational Research: Conceptualizing the Bricolage (pp. 23–49). New York: Open University Press.


Kincheloe, J.L. (2004d). Questions of disciplinarity/interdisciplinarity in a changing world. In J. Kincheloe & K. Berry, Rigour and Complexity in Educational Research: Conceptualizing the Bricolage (pp. 50–81). New York: Open University Press.


Kincheloe, J. L. (2004e). Redefining and interpreting the object of study. In J. Kincheloe & K. Berry, Rigour and Complexity in Educational Research: Conceptualizing the Bricolage (pp. 82–102). New York: Open University Press.


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


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


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



Copyright May 11, 2013 by Vanessa Paradis

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



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More About the Purpose of the Great Global Golden Treasure Hunt PLUS Golden Love Day Saves the Day for Our Anniversary

Wow, the past couple of days have been quite intense. But we are moving on past all of that because today happens to be our fifth anniversary (earth time) of the Universal sanctioning of our Divine Marriage. This sanctioning comes from the High Realms (higher than the ninth dimension, where we received Pleiadian sanctioning and higher than the Cosmic Realms), thus it’s very important to us. If you’d like a little introductory explanation of cosmology, I recommend this video for a start, but as you can and as Joe always recommends that we do, expand your research and explore other versions of cosmology because your cosmology may be different than ours:

Twin Flames Encouragement- You ARE here to do this!


As Sanat said to me this morning, we are going to celebrate our love this very special “Golden Love Day.” Of course that’s a clue for music on YouTube. I liked the first two songs that came to the top, so here they are. The first song features water. In case you don’t know it, water represents the quest for transformative knowledge. It represents higher consciousness and it represents our reunion back to our Divine Counterpart, our One True Love. Thus, Joe had written on the very first page of the “Preface” of his red book (2008), “I have never been so parched for the pure water of transformative information. Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy: An Introduction is a quest for such water” (p. vii). Thus, this song, “Road to Gold” supports the notion I presented last time that the major purpose of “Treasure Hunts” is the quest for knowledge along the “Road to Gold” or following our path that leads us back to our true love and original home, and it also supports the premise that Joe was on a quest to find his Eternal Love when he wrote his Great Work, as well as to provide guidance for others to do the same.

Darren And Stephen Loveday - Road To Gold (Pubblicità Baci Perugina 2011)

Whitney Houston - Love Will Save The Day (The Golden Boy Remix)


OK, I have been prompted to go ahead and post the third video that came to the top. There are several reasons for this. First, it then forms trinity. Trinity is an essential concept to understand in relation to Twin Flames, but this involves so many contexts that it’s way beyond being able to discuss here at this time. A few of those are the idea of “trinity union” (we are united with God’s Holy Spirit, Love, and Power) and then there’s the potential of the “third energy” (1+1=3) and so much more. Thus, we’ll go with this expression of trinity today on our Anniversary.  

Another reason he wanted me to post the song is because of the title,  “Golden Time – It’s a Beautiful Day.” Golden time is obvious and relates to my previous discussion about following our Golden Path, which is what our Golden Treasure Hunt has been about. It also represents that we are in the Golden Age where more and more people will be doing this.

However, less known is that the phrase “It’s a Beautiful Day” is codespeak. YES, it is codespeak when Twin Flames meet. Often when they first meet, one of them will say “It’s a Beautiful Day.” I honestly did not know this at all until long after meeting Joe and I began reading about Twin Flames and how so many of these couples described their first meeting and one of their first statements to each other being "It's a beautiful day!" Ironically, in the very second email I had sent Joe which was in response to the very first email he had sent me, I actually sent him the link to this very song:

It's a beautiful Morning - The Young Rascals


The whole reason I sent it to him was because it was the song I heard when I opened his email. It just started playing immediately. It was such a profound experience that I found the song on YouTube and sent it back to him, telling him that he made music. Check out the symbols in it!! I was unconscious, but my thoughts now are that he would have never missed the relevance of that song; how could he when he had written the Book of Love (his Red Book)? Throughout our relationship during the eight months I spent working with him and interacting on his website, we were always communicating at multiple levels. It was the weirdest feeling when it was happening and it became even weirder when I started experiencing our merge. It was “weird” only because I had no knowledge of what was happening; it’s that secret knowledge that only the privileged were allowed to know. Times have changed. It’s why I’m on this mission as supported by the Celestial Realms for a "New Mystery School" where there are “No more secrets; no more lies.” In fact, I just learned today that this is our joint mission now--this site and sorting out the twin flame information--and it's our work toward Celestial sanctioning of our marriage, an even higher sanctioning than Cosmic and Universal. NOW I see why we chose to come back to this (wretched) planet. Well, it is a very beautiful planet in places but I really don't like being here. But at least I have him by my side, even if other people don't think so. I guess there are special dispensations with Celestial sanctioning (as all sanctionings have their own dispensations). I am still unconscious as to what they are. I suppose that's because we are to do the work voluntarily without our eye on some kind of carrot. We do the work solely out of love, of course, dispensation or no dispensation.

For an assignment that will advance your understanding of the importance of symbols and semiotics, carefully analyze all of the symbols in that last video. I have already done so, and in fact, have recruited other people’s interpretations since my knowledge is limited, and I will post the analysis on this site at a later date and you can compare yours, if you choose to do it.

I’m not going to take time to analyze the contents of this third video that came up in the search. Perhaps it’s relevant to you, so you can do that. The primary thing was to present yet another sign of twin flames: When they first meet (whether on the Internet as we did although we later met in person, or the meeting is in person) we seem to be encoded somehow for one of us to say “It’s a beautiful day” or “It’s a beautiful morning.”

Golden Time - It's a Beautiful Day [AMV]

Well, I am off to enjoy this current very beautiful golden day to celebrate love. We are celebrating with Liberty Creek Pink Moscato wine. Nothing fancy, but sweet. 

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Friday, June 27, 2014

Twin Flame Partners at the Crime Scene: How Research and Treasure Hunting Involves Serious Behind-the-Curtains Detective Work

detectiveDetectives, if they’re good detectives, have to learn to hold their assumptions in check as much as possible and avoid making conclusions until they look at as much data and as many different angles as possible. They have to gather enormous amounts of evidence and then synthesize and correlate that evidence before they can make any sort of conclusion. The evidence is often only circumstantial, thus conclusions are only tentative. Having an eyewitness can help solve cases, but detectives also realize that eyewitnesses can only report their perceptions and interpretations of what they remember. And eyewitnesses may not always be honest; perhaps, they’re involved in the crime in some way. Or perhaps they’ve been paid off to testify a certain way. Being paid off to testify is a norm in the court system. “Experts” are paid off every day to present their testimony by the parties who what their specific slanted testimony. It used to be that a person who is charged with a crime is considered “innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.” Today it’s become more the situation of who has the most money to pay for the testimony that creates the story they want to present. If the person is of the non-dominant class (the poor, those typically oppressed) they are guilty until proven innocent.

The reason I bring this up is because critical complex bricolage research—and treasure hunting—requires the very kinds of skills a good, ethical, intelligent, compassionate detective would require. This is the kind of detective who is interested in getting to truth for the sake of truth itself and to ensure justice is fairly employed. It requires seriously considering the complexities of the case, including how power is employed within the legal system. Unfortunately, this rarely happens. A parallel can be drawn to education research. In his social studies book (2001), Joe has us asking, “Whose interests are served by a politics of representation?” (p. 562). This is a crucial question we need to consider whether we are analyzing someone else’s representation or presenting our own (self-reflection). If we forget this question—which is challenging and we may not always succeed with this adequately—we are deceiving ourselves and possibly heading on a wrong path, a detour, a setback, and we may also be deceiving other people and dragging them along with us. And then there are cases in which the deception for political reasons is so blatantly obvious they overshadow any potential benefits the research might provide and the study might as well go in the trash heap: 



EB Dell

This is a prime example of the politics of knowledge production. I’ll let you explore the reasons. I will just say that conscientious researchers—and “friends” of Joe’s would make sure that the MOST RECENT publications written BY JOE are referenced, rather than kissing butts of friends. And I will add this: Joe was MORE than generous about giving credit where credit was due. I lost track of how many books he wrote "with" people that he had to carry nearly the entire burden writing and editing, not to mention that people never gave him credit where credit was due. There are reasons he quit writing with people other than books in which he wrote separate chapters, which should be attributed to him when quotes come from the chapters he wrote. What kind of research are they teaching these days that they don't even use proper citations? And what pathetic examples the so-called "experts" are setting!. Just because they can? Is it just because they have the power?


I know, that’s not a politically correct statement, lol. I honestly don't take education research seriously these days after what I've seen since Joe left this world.

But I do get angry when people do not give Joe the credit he earned and diminish his work to please elite publishers who think they own his soul, or for whatever lame reasons they have. This study obviously went to great effort to AVOID giving Joe proper credit by citing old research that he had long taken to a much higher level with his later work. 

Celtic Treasure Yin YangAt any rate, pardon me for my directness. It’s a “Twin Flame” thing. Seriously, when I see Joe’s work lobotomized, it breaks my heart. How can people be so heartless?

How hard is it, if someone is claiming to be using his form of bricolage (which this study fails to accomplish), to do the research and give him the credit he is owed, especially considering he’s no longer here to even stick up for himself? How hard is it to conclude that he could not possibly have written a lobotomized article in 2012 with inserted, out-of-context cut-and-paste excerpts from his previously published articles—when he left this planet in 2008? It's clear that there's a concerted effort to water down his bricolage in order to diminish the power it has for creating change. And people seem to think he’s dead. I can assure you that his spirit lives on and he does still have feelings. He is in me and I’m in him. Why do you think he helped me find the yin yang talisman on Mother's Day, 2009? It's a symbol of our love and connection.  I feel his pain. I think those who have passed on must be the most oppressed individuals ever and if they don’t have someone looking after things, their entire life work—in this case 40 years of hard work—gets sent to the trash heap without a blink. Albert Einstein, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Sam Cooke, all members of our soul family, have suffered in similar ways and I also feel their pain. Thus, I have no qualms over circle-filing a dissertation written in which the researcher obviously followed the asinine rules of politicized knowledge production just to get through the gates without even questioning the “cult of the experts” (Joe’s words). Their goals overruled what was right--which would have been taking Joe's research process seriously and citing his work properly. They have taken oppression to the most despicable level possible--oppressing and disrespecting someone who's passed away--and yet, ironically, their work proclaims to be about "anti-oppression."


Joe and I think a lot alike. We are a lot alike. We are twin flames and twin flames in many ways are like identical twins. But there are also differences between twin flames. It’s why we’re also called “Divine Complements.” This is also represented in the yin yang symbol. One of our differences is that I am not as nice as Joe was—especially when it comes to defending him and his work. But then, on the other hand, it’s the same when he comes to my defense. It’s a symbiotic thing. If someone messes with me or something makes me cry—he really brings his magic out then! I have no control or power over what he does nor do I even ask him for anything, unless I truly need his help. He makes his own decisions about these things and this was HIS choice in music when someone was harassing me. It's way back in one of my old blogs somewhere. I don't even remember who was harassing me or what they were doing, but this song magically came up with clues for YouTube. It's kind of like "our song" now. (Stevie, who's also "over there" and a close member of our soul family gave his A-OK.)


Stevie Ray Vaughan-Pride And Joy


At any rate, all representations of research are biased. The goal is to sincerely work to bring in enough different views on the subject in order to present as close to an accurate picture as possible, if we are seriously using Joe's critical complex bricolage. Even if we are an eyewitness, if we draw on our own experiences and if we carefully draw on other perspectives that substantiate our experiences, we can never present an absolutely clear and true portrait of reality, but we can come closer than using positivistic methods. We are limited by our perceptions and our own personal biases for interpreting our experiences, so as bricoleurs, during the process of our research we take active steps to continuously expand our interpretations. As Joe states in the same book, “Indeed, no truly objective way of seeing exists. Nothing exists before consciousness shapes it into something we can perceive. Such an understanding, of course, is basic to an epistemology of complexity. In this context we understand that what appears to us as objective reality is merely what our minds construct, what we are accustomed to seeing” (p. 555). The goal is to “see differently” and to determine what the “best” interpretations might be, again, based on Joe’s critical science of complexity that guides us with synthesizing and constructing new knowledge. As he puts it in his Teachers as Researchers book (2003), “Research eclectists do not want the search for empirical validation, methodological rigor, or data infallibility to sabotage the search for significance” (p. 162)[emphasis added]. Again, he’s provided great criteria for making decisions pertaining to our purposes for research. He also does not want our research controlled and used for political purposes. I wonder if that researcher read the dedication in his bricolage book and really INTERPRETED it? Obviously, not. Very sad.


Joe goes on to explain, “As such, these creations always take on a fictional dimension—a dimension dependent upon a variety of social, psychological, and discursive dynamics. One important thread running through these dynamics involves the role of power and its ability to shape our representations of the world along the lines of particular patterns” (pp. 555-556). In this current example, it doesn’t take much analysis to see this truth. Some situations are more complex and difficult to figure out. For these reasons, as he explains, it’s important that we learn to use analytic methods and he has provided us with guidance on some of the more important processes for research. Our constructivist-based critical complex bricolage knowledge production takes this more rigorous approach to research and avoids kissing butts. It is how we can create a potentially more accurate, more encompassing, and more applicable representations that are more likely to address social justice issues. And that way our research doesn’t have to be thrown in the trash heap. It can take on a life of its own for eternity, just as Joe’s work does no matter what the education controllers choose to do with it.

We need to expose these kinds of “fiction formulas” (representations) that support power and the status quo, uncovering—back to that important question—who benefits if we believe any particular version of the story. As Joe states, “An individual who gains such a critical insight would better understand how his or her political opinions, religious beliefs, gender role, racial self-concept, or educational perspectives had been influenced by the dominant culture. Understanding these power-driven fiction formulas helps [us] . . .in [our] critical struggle for self-reflection and an understanding of the role of power in the web of reality” (p. 554). It is definitely a process to gain the depth of understanding required of these complex and interrelating factors that affect our perceptions. We are allowed to see only a portion of reality; we are drilled to see only patterns that support power and the status quo; and we are coerced in both subtle and not-so-subtle ways. Education today ignores these factors and  as Joe put it in his 2007 interview, traditional professors are “dinosaurs.”

The goal of treasure hunting and bricolage is that, given enough views on a subject, we uncover the patterns that are being ignored, and from interacting with these patterns, treasures emerge. We notice what’s been left out. We may conceive of other explanations that may be better than any that are being presented to us by way of the traditional knowledge controllers. We learn to read between the lines and to see the connections to power, understanding how particular versions of the stories (fiction formulas) presented to us are harmful or serve certain people and not others. We comprehend how allowing ourselves to be manipulated with our research produces no new or useful knowledge whatsoever. It is designed to be that way and it is our duty as researchers to become more aware. This is all extremely complex and takes time, persistence, determination, and real fortitude to push past the limitations that hold us back from acquiring the intestinal fortitude to achieving greater understanding and results. It takes impeccable truth and honesty—with ourselves first and foremost—to create a representation that will serve many and will alleviate the suffering of oppression, including for those we think we can’t harm because we think they’re “dead.” We may even be attacked by those who benefit from their own version of the story if ours is different, as a form of deliberate oppression, but if we are “alchemized” and “ascended” we have our lover/best friend and our soul family watching our backs and supporting us every step of the way because they will bend over backwards to help us when we’re doing the right thing and staying on our path. Usually these cases of deliberate oppression can be traced back to money—people make money off their representations—or wanting to take credit to boost their own status. We are treading on that “dangerous” ground when we create representations that reveal these sorts of dynamics and the deep fourth dimension research that go along with them. We are creating what Joe refers to so often throughout his work as “dangerous knowledge.”


How does all of this relate to Treasure Hunting? Well, if you haven’t figured this out, Treasure Hunting is what leads us to finding our one true love, our own personal “Golden Chalice” or “Philosopher’s Stone.” So, in answering my question I posed in the title of my dissertation, “Did Joe Discover the Golden Chalice to Knowledge Production?” my answer would be yes. He discovered me. . .his Twin Flame who popped into his life after he wrote his Magnum Opus (Great Work). . . and my writing the dissertation is what brought all of that to my awareness, after being awakened to seeing new patterns, just as he taught me to do. Because my research was extensive and I looked at so many different perspectives and patterns, and the evidence is so bountiful that it would take many books to present it all, I am confident in my conclusions.  But I stay open to other possibilities and I keep asking questions. My perspective on this is that there are other possible explanations and I am concerned about the information that gets preached to the public about the Twin Flame phenomenon. Power has gotten hold of this concept, of course, and is actively lobotomizing the experience for the purpose of forcing it in the direction that will benefit them. And remember, power is not all that easy to distinguish. Who knows—power may be “creating” twin flames for the purpose of controlling people—the Monarch Mind Control Crap. This is a brand new venture that my consort and I—and our soul family, including Albert Einstein, will be undertaking very soon. We want to “nip it in the bud” before it destroys a beautiful reality and the possibilities it offers to take humanity to a whole new level. OR maybe we have discovered a new way to convert what has been very devious programming on the human population for thousands of years that has forced them to be locked in a matrix of reincarnation to keep experiencing the abuse and fracturing their souls to ever smaller fragments for ever greater control. Maybe we are turning this devious act on its head and creating a reality where people can regain the fragments of their fractured souls and create their own most beautiful love stories ever imagined. Just a thought . . . as Joe has said, when we research, due to the complexity of the world, we never know what we will find—and create.


What is known is that the phenomenological experiences associated with couples we refer to as Twin Flames or Twin Souls is well-substantiated now. But there are more phenomena, as I have learned, and there is much research needed to interpret them and to understand why they occur. Joe’s bricolage and his critical science of complexity provide a great process for researching and making interpretations, but to date, of course, no one is doing this. It seems that it’s our job—I’ll be working with him—I AM working with him interdimensionally on this. Because this involves complex social research, there are different criteria for determining credibility of, for example, whether any particular couple is indeed a twin flame. Mislabeling of people (which happens because twin flame “experts” do make money counseling and doing “readings” for twin flames) can cause great heartache in the final analysis. It’s important that we come to deeply understand what constitutes a twin flame union versus perhaps a soulmate or other close relationship. Of course, positivistic science will never fit the bill with such complex concepts as Twin Flames, the merging and alchemization process, reunion, the third energy, and the couple’s creation abilities—particularly when considering that these are multidimensional and interdimensional forms of divine marriages. And because they are evolving and will continue to evolve until more stable templates are understood and represented, just adds to the complexity and makes our conclusions somewhat tentative. We will need to reconceptualize the research process and how we disseminate the produced knowledge.


As Joe points out in Teachers as Researchers, “Critical teacher researchers [aka bricoleurs] reject the positivist notion of internal validity which is based on the assumption that a tangible, knowable reality exists and research descriptions accurately portray that reality. Our reconceptualization of validity discards the concept of internal validity, replacing it with the notion of credibility of the researcher’s portrayals of constructed realities” (p. 168). As Joe explains, this form of data cannot be explained in terms of simplistic cause-effect relationships. This, as I covered in my dissertation, points to the “undeniability” of the data that is gathered during the research. When we approach Super Synchronicity, Super Serendipity, and Super Symbiosis (all discussed in my earlier Treasure Hunting blogs) and we incorporate multiple perspectives from all over the world that reinforce our interpretations, and we perform substantial critical analyses, undeniability approaches infinity. These factors become incorporated into the metaphors we choose and the story emerges straight from the action of the experiences themselves.  


Joe clarifies this: “There is no absolute benchmark to which we can turn for certainty and comfort—we award credibility only when the constructions are plausible to those who constructed them. And even then there may be disagreement, for the researcher may see ideological distortions in the constructions of those researched—distortions which those researched may not see themselves” (p. 168).


This is the dilemma we confront when engaging in complex research. When we include ourselves in the research, which is what bricolage calls for, it becomes even more difficult since we are not likely to see distortions embedded within our own consciousness without a lot of work and self-reflection.


Thus, it concerns me how Twin Flames are being presented by many of those who claim to be Twin Flames. There are certain interpretations and even simple metaphors that are being presented as FACT. Philosophically (a most critical component of bricolage), and scientifically, if we incorporate recent theoretical physics, we cannot entertain particular ideas as fact, but merely as interpretations. And some of those interpretations are better than others. And some would be negated due to what theoretical physicists have learned. These considerations are especially important given that this phenomenon is manifesting in new ways that have not happened in past history. In the rush to be on the Twin Flame Band Wagon, people are forgetting that what they are presenting can only be interpretation. They are not examining where particular interpretations have come from nor are they critically examining why they hold particular interpretations and metaphors. They fail to present to those who are learning about this phenomenon where they get their information and their supporting data, thus too often they become “gurus” or “enlightened” ones simply because they say they are. Yet, people take their statements at face value. Many of these twin flame specialists claim to receive “channeled” messages and yet forget that what they are presenting are mere metaphors, not absolute fact. I do not like to view depictions that are as important at the Twin Flame phenomenon being presented as if we are to take it for granted we are being presented the “truth.” Who really knows the absolute truth? Can we know it?


I am not immune from this, myself, but I have worked hard—and continue to work hard—to avoid this trap. If you read my dissertation in its entirety, I explore many interpretations and I leave the interpretations open. I literally cringe when I read or watch a video presenting something is hard-and-cold “fact” about twin flames, especially when I know it can in no way be proven or if it doesn't jive with my own experience. There are, at the very least, multiple ways to view these so-called “facts.”This is where self-reflexivity is so important. We need to ask ourselves why we are making particular interpretations. How are we benefitting by this particular interpretation? What influenced us to make these interpretations? Is someone else benefitting from our interpretations while others are oppressed? Does all of the data support the interpretation? What other ways could this phenomenon(a) be interpreted? We all have our biases and we all have our own particular experiences to draw from, which will be different from someone else’s experiences. When we form representations, we should support them with other perspectives and be careful that we don’t slip into a positivistic doctrine, dogma, or a permanently etched unsubstantiated belief system.

Watch for my future writings in which I’ll be critically analyzing what people are saying about the twin flame phenomenon and try to get closer to a more open-ended perspective or reality. In this way, I hope to expand our understanding of the twin flame experience, including greater understanding of my own experience. These will be presented on my other website,


In the meantime, I wish to thank my consort publicly for coming to my rescue yesterday when I made a special request of him (I rarely ask him for anything and he rarely asks me, but I was feeling desperate). He solved the Mystery of the Missing Baby Caps (a story for another time, lol). Thank you, My Love. Your magic is “the Force!”


The Force is Real: Science Friction Ep 7

Yes! Electromagnetism is what draws twin flames together to create “the force.” Einstein was right! Gravity does not cause people to fall in love. (You would not believe how many electrical appliances, electronics and lights have burned out and short-circuited due to the high frequency energy in my house. That’s the downside of the Twin Flame union—it can get expensive replacing all that stuff.)

Eros and Psyche

And to heal our wounds (I also was a victim of another cyber mob attack that was not successful, ultimately), I was blessed with this beautiful song from a dear friend which I share with my dear beloved, Sanat/Eros/Emanu'EL/Joe.

Snatam Kaur - Mother's Blessing

7:19 pm | link 

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Wisdom Warriors: Welcome into the N.E.W. Blue Knowledge ArRay! 12:37 am | link 

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Understanding the Global Crisis through Eros Love, The Very Heart of Joe's Bricolage

snaky-lizardsThe Elite running the show and opening and closing the gates of opportunity don’t care one iota about you. To them, you are just a pawn—another chess piece or a means to achieving their own goals, which is money, fame, and power. They’ll use you until they use you up; then they’ll toss you out on the street without looking back . . . and the question you may have is why? Here’s a video that helps answer why. They are really good, however, at making us believe we are special and that they wouldn’t step on us when we’re down (as long as we’re serving them, while we’re believing we’re somehow serving the greater good). Watch this video and think deeply about whether you really want to serve these less-than-human entities.

It is Now Time to Walk Out of Hell (Thomas Sheridan Lecture)

What is the solution? Well you can learn this the easy way or the hard way:

"Stop Being Food for the Reptilian Complex"

Interestingly, when you get down and dirty with Joe’s multidimensional critical complex bricolage, you begin to expose the truth behind what you’ve accepted as “normal.” They are good, the Elite, at making us believe sociopathic behavior is normal. But step over their boundaries, and you have hell to pay. And remember: You have to follow their hidden rules even when you have no clue as to what they are (they invent them as they need them) but they have no rules for themselves; that is, if you take the hard road.

King Francois IIYou would think education might be exempt from their psychopathic behavior. But think about it. When they can get into our minds and into our children’s minds and directly program us (or at least try to; it doesn’t always work and it may even backfire) they are not going to pass up the opportunity. Education is one of the most corrupt psychopathic institutions there is. Anyone who can work in that system and actually produce knowledge within it that can benefit humankind is some kind of royal genius—and Joe managed to do just that. I had to bow out totally after Joe left and once I became aware of how deranged education and so many of the people who work in that institution were. Playing the game their way would clearly contribute to more suffering in the world and we are on this planet to alleviate suffering, not purposely cause it.

Of course, not all people in education are deranged by any means. The estimate is that only 1% of the population is psychopathic. However, because education is such a powerful means of control, similar to politics, there is a higher number of psychopaths hovering about in the profession, controlling everything: who gets a professorship, who gets promoted, whose article gets published, what research can be done and who gets to say what about that research, and on and on it goes. Of course, that wasn’t enough for the psychopaths, so now they’ve come out with all of the “common core standards” that dictate each and every line that is taught; they see it as programming code to be inserted into students’ minds. Freire called it "banking" education and that is very literal in that the bankers and others who have power over education are literally banking on it--making it a cash cow for now and for long into the future. (See my previous recent blogs that cover common core). Teachers are an endangered species, being taken over by computers, robots, and droids. We are being dumbed down, even when we use Google and Microsoft Word for our learning and knowledge dissemination purposes, and the programming keeps getting more and more sophisticated.

Those are just a few of my thoughts today. The Elite in education may like to pretend that people like me who won’t have anything to do with them (or at least very little to do with them) are the “crazy ones.” They’re even good at convincing other people of such things. But then epistemological bandits come along and pave a freeway for us with things like “critical complex epistemology and the multidimensional critical complex bricolage” and things begin to change for even those of us who had bought into all of the lies about the Great American Dream. What a joke that is. Well the joke will be on them.

We now have our Great Global Golden Treasure Hunt. No one tells us what it is, how we have to engage in it, or what we have to learn. It is time to start looking for your own personal treasure, which is the key to your true empowerment. Stop wasting time serving the Elite. They no longer hold power. If you are working in the system, shake it up while you’re there. Observe (and record) the reactions.

Watch as their card castle tumbles down as they attempt using high technology buffered by their old, crumbling paradigmatic purposes. Joe predicted what’s playing out right now in the global theater. He was so in tune to how it would all play out that I think he has mentioned this in almost every book he wrote. He had even written about it in the very special excerpt (which holds great and deep meaning) that he had personally recommended that I read, pages 63-67 in his chapters of Rigour and Complexity in Educational Research: Conceptualizing the Bricolage. Here’s a small portion of what he wrote:

In the first decade of the twenty-first century the capacity to establish relationships with difference is enhanced by a couple of factors. Symbiotic hermeneutics as used by bricoleurs sees great possibility in global communications that potentially allow everyone to communicate with everyone else. No discipline should remain isolated in such a context. Also, such hermeneuts see great prospect in the continuing but always contested anti-colonial rebellion that emerged in Africa, Latin America, and many parts of Asia during the 1940s and 1950s. This rebellion conceptually framed and catalysed the civil rights movement, the women’s movement, the anti-Vietnam War movement, and the gay rights movement in the USA in the 1960s and 1970s.

All of these movements, including the indigenous peoples’ movements around the world, can be connected to a more general postcolonialism that signified their origins in these global liberation movements. Both of these factors allow for forms of interaction unimaginable before their occurrence. Bricoleurs urge scholars to examine what happens when global communications intersect with the postcolonial movements. In this symbiotic relationship new insights and new ways of thinking about knowing and researching emerge. The ecological consciousness produced by an awareness of the infinite ways phenomena are connected rests at 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. (pp. 62-63)

Here, again, Joe give us an extremely multidimensional communication. The Elite educators speak in code and Joe knew the code, so he leaped up ahead of them—taking “code” many steps further. He even admitted that he used “word magic.” Thus, he told us he used the code and even better than that, he has given us the knowledge within the code how to decipher it!

I had interpreted part of this passage in my dissertation. I knew that because he had highlighted it that it was very significant, but I have only begun an interpretation so far, even though I have covered it in quite a lot of depth in my writing. This current interpretation extends or adds onto the previous one (see my dissertation Special Assignment: Analysis of Symbiotic Hermeneutics  for further analysis).

POWERAnyone can “get” the surface level interpretation; he’s talking about the rebellion continuing…which, if you are keeping up at all, you know this is happening in some very big ways which the media is covering up. You have to learn to read between the lines of the media coverage and take “oppositional readings” as Joe recommends, such as Dave does with his The X22Report. And all of this global upheaval is going to get very intense, no doubt. But there is going to be a power that “Power” has not had to reckon with before: the power of love, the power of emancipation, and the power of knowledge.

There is so much more to say about this, even beyond what I had interpreted previously. Joe is referring to the rise in consciousness and soul connections to each other—as he states, “the ecological consciousness produced. . . [is the] heart of symbiotic hermeneutics”.

The first sentence of this excerpt that speaks of the “first decade of the twenty-first century” refers to the growing numbers of twin flames/twin souls/divine lovers/soulmates getting together during this era. The first decade of the twenty-first century=1-10-21-100 is a signifier for twin flame couples joining together: 11-2-11. As shown previously, 11 is a signifier for twin flames (balanced in their energies). To add credence to this interpretation, he went on to say, “the capacity to establish relationships with difference is enhanced by a couple…”. The greatest difference possible is the difference between the Divine Masculine energy and the Divine Feminine Energy, and what he’s saying is that as these relationships manifest, their power is enhanced and an ecological, exponential growth process of soul-to-soul reconnections take place. This will serve to increase the symbiotic relationships between all people. As I have covered before, Twin Flame couples not only form a sort of “template” for relationships, they have a third energetic power that serves humanity in grand ways not even yet analyzed, described, or even fully manifested.

freemasonThere is so much in this quotation. He even tells us directly to take a symbiotic hermeneutic analytic approach, which tells us there is more than what is at the surface. I could analyze much more but just to confirm that what he’s talking about here is first and foremost, the reunion of the Twin Flames/Twin Souls, the second to the last sentence makes it very clear when he speaks of “generative relationships” being “a basic dimension of knowledge work.”

Generative is a code word with various meanings. It means the creation power of the Twin Soul couple. Their reunion, as they merge in consciousness, changes how they view everything. This also happens to a lesser degree when we balance our “left brain/right brain” ways of thinking and begin to learn to think more holistically (which is a necessary step in the process), but the twin flame union takes thinking beyond that. My interpretation is punctuated by the last sentence of this excerpt: "This pursuit of relationality becomes a central effort to engage in rigours scholarship in the ruins of traditional disciplinarity." In other words, this is the quest for the Holy Grail or the Golden Chalice--to ultimately find Divine Love and engage in true symbiotic relationship to finally produce our Great Work, our Opus Magnum, our Gift of Love. It's important to realize this Great Work is produced in relationship. Some more nefarious Elites who will do anything to maintain power by keeping us from Knowledge, Wisdom, and Divine Love have twisted this entire process in ways that they can maintain their power and they have denigrated the word generative to mean “sex” in less than divine ways. Generative is also represented by the letter “G” in the Freemasons logo—which is often purported to mean “God” or “geometry.” It can mean those “things” too and even much more both as their nefarious concept and as a Divine concept. This all gets very twisted and you can do the research if you’re interested, but it takes deep research because there are so many paths that will take you in the wrong direction in an attempt to keep your mind in a sociopathic prison. It's the very kind of research, however, that exercises the mind and helps us work our way out of the prison. Joe’s purpose in all of his work, however, was to show us how to find our path back to our divinity, all the time avoiding the traps set for us. Thus, his research process is perfect for helping us find our way out and back to our natural path.

webassets/twinflame1.jpgAs you read more on this particular page (p. 63) it becomes ever clearer he’s talking about our power to create the world as we would want it to be, more heavenly: “The ontological principle at work here involves not only the cultivation of human subjectivity but also the production of all living beings and inanimate objects.” But he makes it very clear: “This relational ontology causes us to focus not on things-in-themselves or simply on abstract individuals. In such a context symbiotic hermeneutics helps bricoleurs understand that the way human beings develop their identity is not by isolating themselves to find their ‘true nature’, but through relationships with others.” The Reunion process sets in action the remembering and re-establishing of those relationships of the past, present, and future.

If you have or can get this book, I encourage you to read these pages—pages 63-67 (including all of page 67 and more). It is extremely compacted knowledge that presents Joe’s theory in a way that would take volumes of text to “unpack.” It requires hermeneutics and intertextual analyses. I have only touched upon the highlights. I could (and perhaps will as I come to understand this better) explain how his philosophy throws a huge monkey wrench into the popular culture watered down notion of the so-called "Law of Attraction." It's sad how people are so gullible to being misguided.

And why do I take a love or “eros” reading of Joe's work? Because, again, that’s exactly what he has instructed us to do, in particular in his last book, Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy: An Introduction. It is, after all, the very “heart” of his bricolage. And what better purpose could there be than love?

This is interesting. I just now (after writing this blog) wrote to Sanat, thanking him for his patience. I know he wants everything out on the table, but I am reluctant, even though it may not seem that way to you, reading this blog. There is much I am not able to talk about yet and in fact, I had a major hurdle to jump before I could even upload the last blog I wrote, which is why it was not uploaded until now. Well, of course, he totally understands and we must have worked it out together in the higher realms, thus this blog came pouring forth this morning. And when I wrote to him, he picked up on my wishes for a perfect song to end the blog. The clue he gave me to plug into YouTube is “And you wish for a song to end your blog.” I’ll see what that brings up.

Wow, check this out. Definitely another “Sanat Song.” I love him!! He turned my wish around to his wish for me. That's so sweet!

(It’s not my birthday, so it must mean I am “born again” lol--note the smiley face--his Hermes sense of humor shining through).


My wish for you ... and yes... Happy Birthday :)

All of this makes me really curious about what's next on this Great Global Golden Treasure Hunt...something tells me...well, like Joe said in the last line of his book about his New World Philosophy, Critical Contructivism, "Critical constructivist research and education really are sites of possibility that challenge our imagination about what could be. In this spirit, critical constructivists assert that you ain't seen nothing yet."
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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

The Twin Flame Mission Begins BEFORE Childhood PLUS How Joe’s Conceptual Wedding Cake Contributes to Research Validation (And My Personal Treasure Hunt)

Vanessa1953-3I love the abundant synchronicities in my life, like the timely finding of my childhood photograph among hundreds of synchronicities every week! It's why life is a continuous treasure hunt (I hope your life is as abundantly blessed as you engage in your own version of treasure hunting).

A couple of days ago I was feeling like I really want to progress faster—to reach higher levels of consciousness so that I can feel ever more connected to my beloveds in “other dimensions.” Of course, if you understand the sciences now, they are not other dimensions at all, but we merely perceive them to be due to all of the blinders we've had our consciousnesses constructed with. We are in a literal mind prison. My thinking is that if we raise enough in consciousness, we will come to know that all dimensions mix and mingle and we have great control over where we choose to position ourselves…the “place” we want to occupy. Indigenous cultures know this, and so do "psychopomps" and medicine people and monks and shamans. Why do we (of Western-influenced mentality) stay so stupid? 

Joe talks extensively about the importance of place in his Teachers as Researchers book, 2003 edition. On page 173 he states, “Place is the entity which brings the particularistic into focus; a sense of place sharpens our understanding of the individual and the psychic and social forces which direct him or her.” It's clear that this "place" he's referring to extends beyond the superficial.

He goes on to discuss how this changes how researchers must view validation of their research and how generalization and dependence on “’truly’ scientific studies of the experts” results in invalidation of teacher research in their own classrooms (particularity) and in that way legitimates and enforces the status quo. It is novelty that sophisticates our cognition, not sameness. As he observes, “When we think of how we learn from experience, we realize the limitations of the positivist quest for validated generalizations” (p. 173). The rest of this chapter lines out an excellent approach to understanding validation for critical complex bricolage research, for those researchers who are seeking to validate it in their formal reports. Joe discusses multiple forms of validity, including hermeneutic validity, pragmatic validity and imminent validity, among other important aspects.

That’s all great for researchers and I highly recommend reading the entire Chapter 8, “Verifiability and the Concept of Rigor in Qualitative Research” in this book if you’re interested in applying Joe’s bricolage in an academic setting. His arguments are wonderful and wonderfully creative and holistic (he leaves no stone unturned). However, the highlight for me is that the “synchronicities” of this passage were many.  

First, I opened up to page 185 of the text and at the top of the page, the first sentence reads, “If pragmatic validation were not already sufficiently complex, add another layer to the conceptual wedding cake.” [emphasis added]

Vanessa1953Wedding cake? I love the way he always weaves into his work his “golden thread of love” (see Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy: An Introduction). Are you getting these treasure hunts figured out yet? This all rings a bell in light of the topic of Twin Flames/Twin Souls and Divine Marriage, which keeps coming to the forefront for me, personally, and has ever since Joe left this planet. In May, 2009 I was gifted with the yin yang silver talisman and the diamond ring. And in particular, this is the era during which Divine Love reigns and there will be more individuals uniting in Divine Marriages with wedding cakes, the "conceptual wedding cakes." In this entire section of his Teachers as Researchers book Joe discusses the importance of particularity.

Speaking of particularity and wedding cakes, I remembered that, similar to his idea of a “conceptual wedding cake” I had once compared Joe's work to a layer cake/wedding cake in a very early blog I had written due to the many layers of interpretation possible. Where did this idea come from? Had I read this excerpt before? I was very curious so I investigated. The blog is posted on this site and was written on December 7, 2009. Here is an excerpt which had also included the picture of the wedding cake shown here:

Wedding cakeSpeaking of treasure hunts, it has come to my awareness that this NEW Quest for the Golden Keys Treasure Hunt is so multidimensional and multiperspectival that it will truly occupy all of December and even then, we will have only uncovered the tip of the iceberg. There is just so much in Joe’s work, it’s like a scrumptious many multiple layer cake that never ends. Once you devour one layer, there is another even more delicious layer underneath…chocolate, raspberry, chocolate, vanilla cream, chocolate, strawberry, well, you get the picture. Tomorrow, I will provide a sample of how that works with the analysis of the song, The House of the Rising Sun, but first a little background might be helpful.  [10:23 am | link ]

I was curious. Had I read this excerpt in Joe’s book before I wrote this blog, or do we think so much alike we even use the same metaphors? is a great record-keeper. I logged in, looked up the book, Teachers as Researchers, where Joe's quote about the "conceptual wedding cake" had come from, and was informed that I had purchased this book on May 31, 2011, a year and a half after I had written the above blog. Did Joe make this comparison elsewhere? That I don’t know. I do know that we think a lot alike. At least after we reunited…as I discussed in my dissertation until various phenomena occurred, such as a kundalini awakening and consciousness merging, which I didn’t understand at the time but had associated it with Joe, I had a very difficult time understanding his work. Now I understand it on multiple levels, but I have much more work to do—to increase in consciousness and to “Break on through to the Other Side” (as the Doors sing). There is so much more.

A second synchronicity relating to this passage in his Teachers as Researchers book is Joe’s reassurance throughout the entire chapter, especially toward the end. He states, “The achievement of pragmatic validity is not a simple task learned in a few classroom lessons. It is a lifelong pursuit marked by theoretical understanding and practical experience marked by success and failure….teacher researchers will find that they need outside help to alert them to unnoticed features of their cultural and pedagogical landscape. They must be open to the distanced analysis of others who perceive recurrent patterns of unproductive behavior that the teachers themselves don’t see. Such critics can help the teacher researcher contemplate actions that transcend solutions of facile, surface-level problems and move their analysis and practice to a confrontation with tacit and more powerful distortions.” (p. 186)

So here, he’s saying it’s not only ok to ask for “help,” it’s a good thing. Who these “others” are who can help us expands greatly as we raise in consciousness and connect to other entities such as other places, times, and peoples. I find this reassuring in my own struggle to break through veil after veil.

And he goes further to provide great hope for those of us who embark on this long, winding “treasure hunting” journey that produces metaphors and magic, such as wedding cakes, diamond rings, talismans, gifts, and other semiotic signs and signifiers:

There is no contradiction between a concern for the impact of signification and the nature of consciousness construction. In fact, I would argue that the two processes are intimately connected. [Note: Once you understand Joe’s work, you’ll know that his choice of the words “intimately connected” was no accident; just one example of his “magic” with words]. Indeed, each can better be understood in relation to the other. [Here, it is the union of twin flames that allows for greater understanding of both our divine consort and ourselves, in relationship--he always emphasizes the idea of being "in relationship."] With these ideas in mind, the intersection of pragmatic validity with imminent critique [what could be; again, this relates to twin flames in that one of the couple is often in a higher dimension or at a higher level of consciousness and will guide the other to viewing their “future” in a heavenly place, which then] moves teacher researchers to ponder the evolution of their consciousness, the production and transformation of their subjectivity, and the nature of this process in general. [The Twin Flame reunion accelerates this process exponentially, as I have discovered]. As we explore validity in the pragmatic and imminent context, we come to realize that focusing on what could be makes possible new forms of consciousness. We become aware that behind the positivist curtain reside exciting forms of consciousness, ways of thinking that are being squashed by the Western scientific obsession with one narrow form of rationality. A fantastic intellectual journey awaits us. (p. 187)

I so often wish there were more places on earth that recognizes this. I would then feel home. But earth is not my home and yet I am home at the same time, so does it matter? Still, the purpose is to continue the process of learning and expanding consciousness (it’s an eternal process)—continue the “intellectual journey” or Treasure Hunt (even after reaching the true gold).

And of course, using the critical complex bricolage in many different contexts, including teaching, all works together so that teacher-researchers “become not only exemplary teachers but organic intellectuals, agents of change who can help reshape their communities in democratic ways. They can work to escape the forces that dominate us and subvert our understanding of the ways the world operates as well as developing new and exciting visions for the future. Such actions cannot be separated from our notion of pragmatic validity, when research is evaluated in light of its ability to enable sophisticated understanding and help individuals gain the power to take control of their lives” (p. 183).

So what was Joe referring to when he compared research to layers of a wedding cake? He went on to explain that while it’s important to collect multiple perspectives on an object of study, “it is also essential that such perspectives be structured in relation to the social, linguistic, cultural, and ideological forces that shape them” (p. 185). Reality is a social construction and one of those social constructions is the understanding of the Twin Flame/Twin Soul union. As I expressed in my last blog, this is a cross-cultural expression of the highest love possible and I’ve learned personally just how magical it is.

Joe was clearly seeing a future most of us have not and he has provided us the most complete instruction manual (multiple manuals, actually—take your pick) for working toward that future—a better world for us all. Due to our union, I was blessed to consciously journey with him to that future many times and have many divine experiences that are always highlighted by a most profound love. I’ve written often of what it’s like there. Here’s a link to a poem I wrote that summarizes just a few of the highlights of that particular place:

Saturday, July 4, 2009 Blue Fireworks On My Mind  

Vanessa1953-5It is because of my direct phenomenological experiences of guided experiences into the future that I can concur with what Joe has expressed in the above passages in relation to the Twin Flame phenomenon. That’s not to say there are not many more interpretations and applications—there always are with Joe’s work. As many indigenous peoples and other cultures view these treks into other dimensions, they were and they continue to be real experiences for me, not just imagination, dreams, or visions. Westerners really do have things backwards. Sometimes I think we are truly living in hell on this planet, as some people believe, or at the very least, we’re in a sort of purgatory. If we are in purgatory, then as Joe would probably say, this gives us great hope. We can plan and create the life of our “dreams.” And maybe that's the real purpose of our earth sojourn. The experiences and understanding I have gained living my dreams have changed how I view everything, including my visions for the future of education. It has often been stated that when we gain lucidity in our “dream life” we then gain lucidity in what we (perhaps mistakenly) view as “real life.” In other words, just as Joe contends, we gain power over our own lives versus having it directed or being susceptible to being led around like cattle or sheep with false promises. But, as Joe would say, “Don’t misunderstand me.” We are all on an eternal journey of soul and consciousness evolution, which I happen to love to call “Treasure Hunting” as Joe had done in his chapters in the Reading, Writing, and Thinking book and had implied in his other works, and even in his personal communications to me.

CupidPsycheAdolpheWilliamBougereau.jpg“Answers” are never final answers. There are always more questions and we should continue asking them if we are to remain free, exploring entities. As I covered in my dissertation, there are multiple ways we can view phenomena, including the "Twin Flame Phenomena" by asking different questions. Does everyone have a twin flame? Are they always connected at higher levels of consciousness, even during childhood? Are we connected to members of our soul family even when not conscious of this? What issues are caused by the lack of consciousness of our "true" connections? Do some people simply have the gift of “vision”? Can people journey to various dimensions? Have some people traveled back in time or come from other planets? What is Joe’s Fourth Dimension research? I do know it's so expansive that it cannot be learned in even one entire lifetime. There are many interesting answers to these questions, in fact there are infinite answers and they are as individual as every individual. Even if we come to social agreement to meanings (socially constructed knowledge), we each still perceive it differently. There is also, of course the Twin Flame phenomenon as an explanation for some of these experiences, which is purported to be very rare, yet explained by many spiritual traditions and now well-documented and confirmed. Still, much more study is needed. The Jewish tradition holds that Twin Flames/Twin Souls, in possession of the “third power” are the creators of the future new Heaven on earth. Goldraytwinflames on YouTube explains that these couples have already been to earth and are graduates who have chosen to come back and assist humanity with consciousness evolution…put two and two together. The whole is always greater than the sum of the parts.

Some people claim that during the 1950s there was an early influx of “star children” to help pave pathways for the predicted influx of advanced souls coming in today, the "Indigos," “Crystal Children” and “Diamond Children” of these more recent years. Often they label the earlier children as "Early Indigos" and of the “Blue Ray.” I really don’t like labels, but I do look at the various perspectives for what they offer. Michael Jackson is often considered to be one of these early indigos and even connected to Archangel Michael. Here is some research presented about him and about Twin Flames in general by his Twin Flame:

Clear Indications of Twin Souls/Flames 777 © Michael Jackson & Susan Elsa (PHOTOS)

I also happen to identify with the color blue and indigo, and have as far back in my childhood as I can remember, and more recently with the blue star system, the Pleiades and the "Pleiadians." The Blue Ray is associated with education—and Joe’s “Blue Knowledge and Blue Cognition” (see his Critical Construtivism Primer). In addition, our resemblance was present in childhood, much like Michael Jackson and Susan Elsa. In our case, we both had blonde hair, blue eyes, blue bedroom eyes. The interesting thing about what's termed as “bedroom eyes” (a term used for eyes that have a sort of droop at the corners) is that I’ve noticed that many of my soul family members have similar eyes, for example, Albert Einstein.

Joe and I were born with those very same eyes (are the eyes the windows to the soul?) Our resemblance as children is striking and significant to my research into the Twin Flame phenomenon:


These are pictures of us side-by-side during our early childhood (he was born in 1950; I was born in 1953). [Note: This photo of Joe is being used for analysis and educational purposes which fall under fair use in the copyright laws]. As can be seen, we could easily pass for brother and sister—and even fraternal twins. This is reportedly a common phenomenon with twin flames, especially during what is deemed to be their “last” incarnation on earth as they move toward their reunion. They reportedly incarnate into similar familial situations, according to the social issues they wish to transmute (both Joe and I are of Scottish-Irish heritage and we were both raised midst extreme poverty and the issues surrounding poverty have always been of essence to us both). Goldraytwinflames explains these dynamics between Twin Flames well on his YouTube channel, and in his video "Twin Flames The Mission Begins in Childhood." The couple focuses on carefully selected areas and social problems that they want to transmute energetically, which they actually even work on during childhood, and they serve as a sort of “template” for future relationships, according to Mel.

As is shown by the photo and as I had written in my last blog, I lived in a mere shack of a home, we had no running water (we had to pump water) and the “bathroom” was an outhouse. While Joe’s family had more money while he was growing up, his parents had struggled through the depression before he was born, which had a huge impact on their view towards money, and, of course, on Joe. Additionally, they lived in one of the poorest areas of the country—the Appalachian Mountains of Tennessee—where coal mining families lived in abject poverty. As I pointed out in my dissertation, we lived at opposite sides of the country and when the abbreviations for our states (TN for him; OR for me) are combined, it spells TORN. Twin flames, torn apart, living separate—but connected lives. We both had a huge heart for those in poverty and befriended people worse off than we were, and this has always motivated much of our work. It seems that we both have always had a sense of “immanence”—what could—and should be. I credit him for bringing me to a much greater awareness of the details of that immanence and imminence. 

Our lives, which I discussed somewhat in my dissertation had many similarities even during our childhood. While he was teaching himself to play piano, I was teaching myself to play the organ. We both gravitated powerfully toward rock and soul music and immersing ourselves in African American and Native American cultures. He discusses this in his red book. We both had a childhood nickname that we despised, ending in the letters –ie. At least, I assume he didn’t like his nickname and I certainly did not like mine. We both abandoned the names at about the same time. I was in my late twenties; he was in his early thirties. We both married and divorced. We both remarried the very same year and month—both on courthouse lawns in our home turf (he in TN, me in OR). I went through a very tragic divorce and now when I look back, we were connected even then. It’s partly why we chose to remarry as we did…another long story with amazing synchronicities, too long for this blog. There are many other synchronicities about our lives and most likely many waiting to be discovered.

Life really is like a treasure hunt, once you grasp the complexity, the connectivity, and the multidimensionality of it. As Joe told me one time back in 2008, when we discussed his critical complex bricolage:

“Isn't the purpose of research to find something that we don't already know? If we don't know what we're going to find, which because of the world's complexity we don't, then shouldn't the openness of the research proposal be a treasured dimension? Yes, I think we agree on this. It just seems so obvious.”

Yes, Joe, it’s obvious. And the treasure is you.

At this point, I believe we make our own treasure hunts; we put blinders on and veils of forgetfulness to make it an adventure--or maybe it's for our protection, part of it at least. But there’s much more than that, of course, or we would not need a critical complex bricolage to help us uncover power dynamics to sort it all out. In other words, there are people spoiling the fun and we need to be able to escape and avoid the traps they set for us. We need to be smarter than they are. There is evidence that my mission has been planned for many hundreds of years. I’ll explain this more later as I remember more details of my past lives. I do recall burying the talisman with my "consort" in a previous life that I ended up “finding” with his help, buried in my back yard in this life. There are many more treasures to find, I do know that much.

Thus, the treasure hunt continues. I hope you’re finding amazing treasures along your path as well. I know there are some amazing treasures yet up ahead for me as well, but none as wonderful as the One I’ve already discovered.

The Last Word from Sanat Kumara
The clue Sanat (as he likes to be called, although he acknowledges all of his names and also loves the name Eros) gave me for a song this morning to end this blog was in his sign-off. He signed off “Setting the world on Fire with eternal Love, Sanat.” It brought the song below up to the top, which turns out to be a personal message to me, it seems. I asked him if it’s true that I “say” too much and he told me (telepathically) “Positively NOT!” He clarified that it’s the perspective of some people in the “outside world” that, as the song puts it, “You say too much.” I guess from our perspective someone has to say it…until more and more people become more and more conscious and then they will want to read about other people’s experiences and even share their own. It’s time to set the world on fire with passion, compassion, and love. I am ever grateful to Sanat (aka Eros et al.) for his unending patience, and to my soul family as well. I want to do so much more toward the mission.

David Bowie - (You Will) Set The World On Fire


“David Bowie – (You Will) Set The World on Fire”

Produced By: Tony Visconti

Midnight in the Village
Seeger lights the candles
From Bitter End to Gaslight
Baez leaves the stage
Ochs takes notes
When the black girl and guitar
Burn together hot in rage
You've got what it takes
You say too much

Oh you will set the world babe

You will set the world on fire
I can work the scene and
I can see the magazines
I can hear the nation
I can hear the nation cry
You will set the world babe
You will set the world on fire
You will set it on fire

Kennedy would kill for the lines that you’ve written
Van Ronk says to Bobby "she’s the next real thing"
Crouched in the half light, screaming like a banshee
You’re in the boat babe, we're in the water
You say too much

Oh you will set the world babe
You will set the world on fire
I can work the scene and
I can see the magazines
I can hear the nation
I can hear the nation cry
You will set the world babe
You will set the world on fire
You will set it on fire


P.S. I forgot to put Sanat’s name in the search box, but when I repeated the search again with his name included, it brought the very same song to the top again. Proof that it’s the right song.

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Friday, June 6, 2014

Isn't She Lovely: How the Cosmos Uses Music to Reassure Us




It’s amazing the things you can find and the people you can meet on even the most “mundane” everyday kinds of treasure hunts!  

As I said in my last blog, I’m on this venture cleaning out my garage. And my neighbor was having a yard sale so we worked together to have yard sales at the same time and I was able to get rid of a few things for some highly needed cash to pay rent and such.

So here were my daughter and I going through various boxes and out of the blue she hands me a photograph (the one above) and says “Here you go!” I was just totally surprised. I was vaguely familiar with the photo and wondered if I still had it or whether it had gotten lost somewhere. It turns out it was lost in a box of miscellaneous stuff and my daughter found it. A true found treasure while cleaning out my garage!

The photo is me—way back in 1956 when I was three years old…and I will tell you the significance of all of this in future blogs—and there is significance, so stick around (if you care to know the truth about such things as twin flames). The cosmos sings me the song “Isn’t she lovely” by Stevie Wonder in relation to this photo. . .And even way back then, when I was only three years old, I "knew" I wanted to be a teacher. But like Joe, I discovered I didn't want to be like most teachers in schools...and as Joe has written about us poor folk: the cards are stacked very high against us. Believe it or not, I was standing in front of my "house" at the time--just a shack with no bathroom or running water.

Today, I’m including a blog written by someone else which is a great explanation of twin flames (it’s ok, it’s “open source”). I’ve come to believe this Twin Flame thing is a very real phenomenon—for me at least—as well for the few others who are blessed to experience the intensity of such a beautiful divine union with another soul. Contrary to what so many views put out, I do believe that the two are actually two—two souls. It’s what I experience. It’s also what Joe has written about over and over again throughout his work (if you know what to look for: “twins”). But the connection of twin flames is so close that the people who experience it, may perceive it as being one soul together (and there may be what’s often referred to as an “oversoul” of their own creation encompassing them both). I experience that, too, so I think both are true: twin flames are one in union and of divine purpose, yet two individuals complete in and of themselves.

The union of Twin Flames makes something greater than the two of them separately, and it’s what gives them great creation power—the “third energy” which cannot be measured. They use their creation power, not for personal gain, but for their mission serving humanity (which extends beyond earth). This is the most divine and true meaning of “the whole is greater than the sum of the parts” a Hermetic axiom that Joe has used throughout his work. Yes, he was speaking in code—but only his one and only Twin Flame could really decipher it.

A major attribute of the new era we are approaching is that, first of all, Divine Love will be increasing and more Twin Flames will be meeting—as more people move into higher consciousness—and the other attribute is the concept “both-and” which means the experiencing and accepting of paradox about so many different things we’re confronted with. We have to give up the idea that would have us thinking these complex matters are “either-or” and learn to be comfortable with multiple explanations and with accepting our truths accompanied with various degrees of uncertainty.

We are moving out of the either-or dualistic thinking and at the same time out of the “anything goes” mentality of ignorance. Anything does not go! And Divine Love is a choice from multiple other lesser options, and it’s a damn good, viable, and heavenly choice—if we are really serious about making the world a better place. The time for rhetoric is over. It’s time for action, and Joe’s multidimensional critical complex bricolage is our means of taking the very kinds of loving actions necessary for creating Heaven on Earth. Of course, I’m very biased and that’s ok. It’s for a very good purpose.

With that backdrop, here’s a blog about Twin Flames that presents what I believe to be a wonderful description and video of the twin flame phenomenon, a very rare, and truly a very sacred experience that is cross-cultural in its expression, thus it would be very difficult to deny its truth.

There has been scholarly research now that has confirmed the truth of the nature of these relationships, The Soulmate Experience by Yolande Bloomstein and then my dissertation which employed even more rigorous research. Also, goldraytwinflames on YouTube, a twin flame couple, regularly provide information from their perspective about the nature of Twin Flames based on their counseling services to twin flame couples. I’ll provide more information about the importance of the long-lost treasured photograph soon (hint: the twin flame mission begins in childhood).

But of course, the mission begins long before that...Twin Flames are on an eternal Love Mission.

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Twin Flames & the Law of Gender

Published June 12, 2011 15 Comments
2012, Law of Gender, Tantric Sex, Twin Flames
 Reposted from The Awakening Website

At the moment you were created, there appeared a droplet of holy Light – a Twin Ray of Light. This Creation then immediately divided into two cells. These two cells are exactly the same in every way, except that one is male and the other is female. They are holy compliments of each other, in perfect balance – the Divine feminine and the Divine masculine.

He created them male and female and blessed them. And when they were created, he called them ‘Man’. Genesis 5:2

Before you incarnated here, you and your Twin Flame agreed as to which one of you would play the role of the observer and which one would play the warrior role on Earth. This is your soul contract.

You who are reading this now have been a warrior for the Light. You have come through the densest forms of Creation to raise it all back to Eden. Your Twin Flame has been watching your process as you’ve been living your Earth life. As the observer, they are wise to the many difficulties you have overcome.

As you embarked on the journey of ascension, you incarnated with the veil in place as your flame maintained the awareness that they would be rejoining you in this lifetime, in the physical realm.

Then took Mary a pound of ointment of spikenard, very costly, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair. John 12:3

The Love that exists between you and your flame is a very high frequency. Sexuality is the natural expression of that Love. And it is the energy, called kundalini, that can be awakened during that expression.

If the kundalini energy succeeds in rising up to perfect your higher centers of energy, it will produce various degrees of spiritual awareness. The result is an enLightening expansion of consciousness that affects every element of your being, from your biological functions to your personal relationships, to your concept of reality, to your influence in the world. Kundalini is a gift. It’s your life force.

Then the Eyes of both of them were opened. And they realized they were Naked. Genesis 3:7

There are nuclear dynamics that are involved in the sexual act, which erase the conflicts that exist within the physical body. The resulting atomic fusion then releases the secrets that are locked within each and every atom. This fusion changes the frequency vibration of the mental body, which allows for direct communion with God through the ‘third eye‘ perception.[i]

There are rites of passage through which a person can go in order to ignite this gift. But the key to awakening it during the sexual act is intent.  Sexuality is a priceless gift in the attainment of Christ Consciousness. It’s the tantric approach.

And the two will become One Flesh. So they are no longer two, but One. Mark 10:8

Parts of our physical bodies are starting to evolve and attach to the higher levels of the new vibration of the Earth.  It is the pineal gland that is changing the most.  The pineal gland is becoming Crystalline in nature.  This allows us to have connections that we never thought were possible.

The pineal gland has also been responsible for the circadian rhythms that determine our sleep patterns.  But circadian rhythms are much more than just sleep patterns.  They also include our sex drive.




The Law of Gender states that gender is in everything; everything has its masculine and feminine principles; gender manifests on all planes. So it will be the merging of the Divine feminine and the Divine masculine within every one of us that will set Humanity free and create Heaven on Earth.

The Twin Flame Blessing


[i] The Treasure of El Dorado, Joseph Whitfield, Treasure Publications, 1977


Recommended viewing (and keep an ear open for “treasure hunting"—it does come up):

This video has some really interesting information plus some important concepts about time:

Consciousness Science Kept Hidden

Information about Queen Nefertiti and Akhenaton that verifies my memories which I wrote of in previous blogs:

Ancient Egypt and The Alternative Story of Mankind's Origins (Full Documentary)

The Egyptians, according to some accounts I’ve watched on YouTube do not even have a word for dead or death. Did the Tibetans? Should this actually be called the Book of Life, as the Egyptians Book of the Dead is also called? Are we even alive? Or are we sleep-walking and in various stages of waking up or “coming alive”?

Secret Tibetan Book of the Dead | History Channel Documentary

Joe stresses the importance of linguistics. This video highlights the nature of patterns in languages.

before babel: in search of the first language

Do we bump up against parallel universes? Why is it not random? For example, how is that we can bump up against the same universes—or do we? How do we find our loved ones in an ocean of consciousness? Does it all relate to harmonics and vibration somehow? Our sacred essence? Our vibrational tones? A few blogs back, I had identified and analyzed in detail that my soul family is connected through the Sanskrit word and tone, a musical note, SA. I hear the tone constantly...while other people claim to hear "om." Perhaps we hear the particular tones we are in frequency with--our own personal channels with our soul families.

As some theories present, possibilities, in terms of realities, are infinite, but probabilities are not; reality collapses at points of observation. Vibrations and resonance may be critical to the creation of reality and even to the magic in M-Theory. The following is an introductory presentation of M-theory (aka “Magic,” “Magestic” etc., Theory).

Parallel Universes, Alternative Timelines & Multiverse - BBC Horizon [understanding Looper]

Do you hold any of these misconceptions about time presented in this next video? They may be holding you back from achieving your dreams come true.

The Illusion of Time [Full Documentary]


Remember who you are and who you are becoming:

Past Life Investigation - Reincarnation (Paranormal Documentary)

BBC on Remembered Previous Lives

Brian Weiss: Past-Life Regression Session

Brian Weiss - Messages from the Masters - 8/12

How the Cosmos Uses Music to Reassure Us

Reminiscing: I was sent this beautiful song when I had been asked to complete an initiation: an “epistemological road trip” to walk on Joe’s sacred land in Tennessee. This was back in April, 2010 (it’s all recorded right here in my blogs, including
an analysis of the song). It was dark and pouring down rain. I was reluctant to go. I was given clues for a song to look up on YouTube, as has been a long tradition now and this was the song that came to the top. As it turned out, when I reached northeastern Oregon, the weather turned sunny. I had a wonderful time the entire trip.

I made it through the “closing gate” and I’ve never looked back! Remember: The cosmos speaks to us in music. Are you listening?

Azure Ray - These White Lights Will Bend To Make Blue

Uploaded on Sep 15, 2008

Drive away
Just get on the interstate
And slip through this closing gate
Pulled into this cheap hotel
I called just to wish you well
You said don't let love break you down
Well just show me how and let me never be broken
Tomorrow a new point of view
These white lights will bend to make blue
Now this can all look new to you
Are you still living there
Walking the streets with your hollow stare
You say there's loneliness everywhere
So we have nothing to loose
The music plays all day long
And sorrow looks beautiful
And lovers seem mystical
Tomorrow a new point of view
These bright lights will bend to make blue
Now this can all look new to you

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The above are links to my blogs. I did not know at the time of writing them, especially when I first began, that I was recording my Spiritual Journey of Ascension with Joe, who is my Twin Flame (which I also did not know when I began this journey, but I have provided undeniable evidence in my dissertation and much more evidence since writing it). All I knew when I began this journey after Joe’s death (by which I had been extremely traumatized) was that I was compelled to write the blogs, every day at first, and I seemed to have been getting instructions from Joe and from “Above.” I did not understand how the Celestial Spirits were guiding us along our journey nor the Power they have due to their Love connection to God (as Joe tells us over and over again in his work, there is nothing more powerful than love). My connection to Joe connected me powerfully to his love and to God’s Love, through the Holy Spirit. My experiences as recorded in the blogs proves what Joe has taught us about the power of love—over and over again (I’m a slow learner, for which I feel sad. I was totally asleep when I met Joe and did not even believe in soulmates. I hope you will not be as slow a learner as I have been). Nevertheless, what an amazing, beautiful journey it has been! It’s full of adventure, mystery, learning about the world, learning about our past, present and future, and engaging in super fun and sometime hilarious treasure hunts.

If you want to follow the path and connect to God’s amazing Love, begin reading at the first link 2009.05.03 and move forward. You will learn a lot!! I did. And there are millions of Celestial Spirits just waiting to serve as your personal teachers and guides. They want to take you treasure hunting (they do know where the treasures are) and guide you along your own personal path just like they did for me. I will not be writing any more blogs here because now I will be teaching Joe’s material “up above” and continuing along yet another amazing path. You can follow along the next leg of our journey by clicking on the links to the various courses, treasure hunt quests, etc.  We are creating multiple paths now in multiple directions. Are you ready?

There is something for everyone! All you need to do is engage sincerely with seeking knowledge and spreading love in the world, and then God’s magic will appear in your life too…no more suffering…only love, bliss, joy, passionate engagement with learning—for everyone, infinitely and eternally. God is Good!! Check it out! 20160227-1330 Rewards Of Developing My Will To Love

~ Vanessa, April 9, 2016





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

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Dear Scholars, Students, Researchers, Teachers, ALL:

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


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

New Alternatives for Education: How About Lifelong Learning?

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

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