HAS BEEN CREATED AND CONTINUES TO EVOLVE
In loving memory of Joe Lyons
Kincheloe (December 14, 1950 - December 19, 2008)
The Greatest Philosopher of Consciousness and Critical Theory
of the 20th-71st Centuries AND BEYOND
Joe's educational work provides inspiration and practical guidance for teachers all over the
globe and describes a beautiful, beautiful mission to alleviate human suffering. He has left
us a map with multiple pathways for accomplishing that mission -- an authentic, rigorous, impassioned,
creative, and even magical education for everyone who dares to venture on untrodden paths. His
work serves as a guiding light for educational journeys that can change not only how we view and enact the educational
process, but that can also truly change us as teachers, students, and researchers -- and
empower us to change the world. Joe loved research, teaching, writing, making music, and his students.
And his students loved
song is a very beautiful theme song for this website that chronicles my long winding journey back home. Thank you, Leigh.
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)
Joe’s book Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy: An Introduction is available as an ebook. You will never
make a better investment…..we all should be researching with Joe’s important guidance. Since the ending is just
the beginning, you can begin with the last chapter. It may just spark you into wanting to read the rest, as well as his other
works to see how he got there!http://www.springer.com/us/book/9781402082238 No time to read? Right click and "listen aloud" while multitasking. [Note: I make
no money off the sales of his books; my rewards are not of this world.] MAY 22, 2018 UPDATE: I SEE THAT SPRINGER
IS NOT HONORING JOE'S STATED AND PUBLISHED WISHES> THE BOOK IS SUPPOSED TO BE LESS THAN $30 SO THAT POOR STUDENTS CAN AFFORD
IT...AND YET SPRINGER IS CHARGING ALMOST $40 FOR THE PDF EBOOK AND ALMOST $55 FOR THE PAPERBACK! THIS IS ABOMINABLE!! THE
HIGHER UPS ARE NOT PLEASED!!! THERE ARE STUDENTS IN POVERTY WHO NEED THE KNOWLEDGE IN THIS BOOK. LOWER THE PRICE!!!!! THERE
IS NO REASON TO CHARGE SO MUCH! EVEN IF PUBLISHING COSTS HAVE INCREASED, AT LEAST OFFER THE
EBOOK FOR LESS THAN $30. WHAT JOE WANTS, JOE GETS. HE SAID THAT IT IS TO BE LESS THAN $30. RESPECT HIS WISHES. Oh,
and HAPPY TWIN FLAME DAY!! I will have some important updates soon.
November 17, 2019 1:00 AM UPDATE ON
THE PRICE OF THE EBOOK: I can only conclude that either *someone* is insane or has raised the price to keep people from buying
it and having access to the knowledge in it, since Springer is now charging an outrageous price of amost $60 -- for an ebook!! I will consult with the "higher ups" for a "work-around." They always have
perfect solutions....Beloved says "Hi" :-) We will have an update soon.
November 12, 2021 They are now charging a ridiculous
$89 for a pdf of Joe's book, Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy: An Introduction. Folks, there are multiple ways that the elite
keep knowledge from those of us who need it most -- one is by overcharging for it. We will continue to work on a resolution
that honors Joe's wishes (for it to cost less than $30) and his contract. I will be posting more information RIGHT
HERE sometime in the future.
"I believe that the issues addressed in Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy: An Introduction
not only provide us with a new understanding of education but also can actually change the world—speaking of pomposity,
yikes! I understand the danger of such an assertion, but I’m glad to take my punishment if I fail to convince my readers."~
Joe Kincheloe (p. 16)
Thu, Sep 25, 2008 7:03 am
finished reading Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy: An Introduction
your work is truly a gift to the world, Joe it's very exciting
"The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for she came from the uttermost
parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and behold, a greater
than Solomon is here."
*`•.❤¸King And Queen Of Hearts❤•´
JESUS: “I am the
resurrection and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth
in me shall never die. Believest thou this?” (John 11: 25-26)
9 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar
people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous
light;1 Peter 2:9 (KJV)
“And His books, they breathe the reason. . .and
now I want to know…"
WHAT IS BRICOLAGE?
A new process for education, research, career, problem solving, everyday living, lifelong learning,
and for taking back our world
Joe Kincheloe has developed a superbly advanced conceptualization
of critical bricolage and, as demonstrated by his work, he was an adept multidimensional critical complex bricoleur.
Critical Bricolage, as he conceived it, is a complicated (and yet a very natural) process that makes use of multiple
forms of research, analysis, investigation, and interpretation. It requires researchers to seek many divergent
perspectives, allowing new understandings and knowledge to emerge from the synthesis.
in this process increases phenomenological experiences that catalyze seeking more knowledge. This, of
course, leads to ever greater understandings of complex relationships between "research variables." An
exceptionally high level of creativity becomes unleashed, often resulting in greater interaction with the emerging
hidden dimensions of reality. Suddenly very little can be hidden anymore. Engaging rigorously in this process of research
and learning seems to take people to higher levels of consciousness in graduated steps as they become more
aware of the hidden dimensions of interrelationships and as they increasingly participate in intuitive, "fourth
critical complex epistemology and multidimensional critical complex bricolage rigorously as he has asked us to do results
in ever higher levels of experience and understanding, and in its full "employment," enactive and symbiotic
processes seem to kick in, helping individuals find the most creative solutions to even the most complicated
problems. Actively working within multiple dimensions using his fourth dimension research, results in amazing and profound
solutions. In my own experience, I often find that problems are solved before I even knew the problem would
be manifesting. In addition, I have had some amazing experiences that science simply cannot explain yet. This
is highlighted in my dissertation in some highly unusual ways, which is only the tip of the iceberg. Kincheloe's critical bricolage may
very well be the process required to "unleash creativity" for solving even the most complicated,
power-based problems we face -- all in service of "the alleviation of human suffering," the often-stated
primary purpose of his work.
researching this process since 2008 (and discovering that I had been using the foundational aspects of the process many
years before) I am beginning to see how autopoiesis, enaction, synchronicity, all work together symbiotically to reveal
hidden dimensions and relationships that make my life so much happier and joyful, even if I have many problems hanging
over my head (that "blues aesthetic" Joe so often described). No matter how complicated the problems,
with bricolage, they become solvable and/or perspectives of the problems change.
Simultaneously, those power dimensions
that force those of us who are oppressed to stay stuck at our "stations in life" also emerge, but there
is such a difference to how I deal with these
than in the past. Once the controlling factors are revealed, solutions also emerge in a sort of "unfoldment"
process that reveal ways to counteract them and change things.
There is great power "behind the curtain" that can be leveraged
by those of us who are typically "disenfranchised." I will go into much more detail at a later time, and
as Joe always did so well, I will put them into context (there are many great experiences to share of both kinds of emergences
- the love-based, almost magical ones, and the power-and-control-based ones for which insight, and often solutions
also emerge) but suffice it to say, I am blazing multiple trails through the underbrush which will hopefully make navigating
easier for people who come along and experience the same types of violence I have due to being poor and "low
Just as Joe was a "hillbilly" and he was never able
to shake the label, I am a "country hick." True reality could not be more profoundly different -- for
an Eros and Psyche. :)
The good news is that the use of bricolage is increasing
rapidly around the globe as more researchers in all disciplines are beginning to see the promise it offers to
construct new knowledge, lead to social empowerment, and reveal positive changes and amazingly creative opportunities.
More researchers will soon be investigating and trying out this more advanced and powerful approach, which will
lead to what Joe referred to as a "perpetual revolution." More teachers will also come to realize the value bricolage has in the classroom
and the young students will pick it up naturally. The revolution has just begun. We can change the world! Join in
today and apply the process in your own research, learning, teaching, and everyday life and see what a
difference it can make. You can never go wrong getting more knowledge.
All of the information on this website is absolutely free. It is here
for anyone who wants a better life and would like to make a difference in the world.
For the struggle for justice to win on the local level, it must be fought in the
global, the national, and the local arenas. [Kincheloe,
2001, Getting Beyond the Facts, p. 741]
OTHER FREE ONLINE COURSES
THAT CENTER ON JOE KINCHELOE'S WORKS:
is a nonprofit educational web site dedicated to the clarification of Kincheloe’s critical complex
epistemology and multidimensional critical complex bricolage. My research has shown that, while the process
he has delineated is complex, it is perfectly suited for social and educational research, and it is also within everyone's
reach. It is especially suited for new qualitative researchers who have not subscribed to traditional and reductionistic
forms of research.
On this site I will focus on the academic and scholarly application
of his work. I hope that by presenting clarifications based on my in-depth study of his work that perhaps his
bricolage will be used by more people and with the level of rigor he had intended. Kincheloe has ingeniously left wide open many
paths that honor diversity and he embraced an evolving complexity while maintaining a strong, impenetrable philosophical and
theoretical foundation for his conceptions. He has demonstrated in his work how this research process can be applied in all
venues and in every area of our lives and even children can be involved in research, thus his bricolage is also a pedagogical
approach. His work is truly a break-through for research that is long overdue. Using the full power of his bricolage highlights
actions that change the world as it also changes who we are.
I may write a blog again on this site, but it
will be a different sort of blog than the creative, exploratory blogs I've written in the past. Primarily, I will be continuing
my research and presenting my findings so that upcoming bricoleurs will have a resource for the most powerful form of bricolage
research that's ever been developed.
~ ~ ~ Vanessa Jae Paradis
CORRECTING SOME COMMON MISCONCEPTIONS SURROUNDING JOE KINCHELOE’S BRICOLAGE AND CRITICAL
Bricolage, as a qualitative form of research, entails
incorporating many different perspectives, and in particular, with Kincheloe's process it is necessary to include global subjugated
and indigenous knowledges. However, after gathering all of these perspectives and making various interpretations and syntheses,
there are criteria for determining which perspectives to include in the final bricolage. As he explains, "Bricoleurs
accept the responsibility that comes with the interpretive process. Knowledge production always involves multiple acts
of selection, and these choices of methods, theoretical frameworks, and interpretative strategies must be defended"
(2004e, p. 100). He has provided selection criteria that incorporate the social justice mission to alleviate suffering
and that advance knowledge (see Kincheloe, 2004e, pp. 100-102). Bricoleurs are not restricted to these criteria but I have
found them to be well-thought-out and thorough -- and they mitigate for unintended consequences. You can view the criteria
here: Criteria to Guide the Research Process.
What I cover next are common misconceptions and important
aspects surrounding Kincheloe’s multidimensional critical complex bricolage. I hope by putting these on the Home page
of this website, researchers will consider them and research them more deeply. They are covered in greater depth in my dissertation
and I’ll also be posting articles that extend what I’ve touched on in the dissertation.
1) Kincheloe did not throw out "positivistic"
or empirical sciences. To conclude this is to exhibit a gross misunderstanding of his work. A close reading of his work can
easily confirm that he sees science and bricolage as synergistic. And how many times has he stated that he did not throw out
the baby with the bathwater? As most people know, he contextualizes everything. In his last book, Knowledge and Critical
Pedagogy: An Introduction he presents his position through a metaphor which he refers to as FIDUROD, and by which he clarifies the issues with the way science is and has been used. FIDUROD is an acronym representing the attributes of the form of knowledge production he argues against: Formal, Intractable, Decontextualized, Universalistic,
Reductionistic, One Dimensional. (See Kincheloe, 2008, pp. 21-24).
2) His work is not based on some indefinable “ludic” postmodernism – It is based on a highly developed
and evolving holistic philosophy. This philosophy is comprised of 12 major points which he describes in his book Critical
Constructivism. The 12 points coalesce together to form his multidimensional critical complex world view. It’s
a new, evolving worldview. We might refer to it as Kincheloe’s multidimensional critical complex unified world view. It forms the foundation of his unique formulation of critical theory, epistemology, ontology, critical psychology
of complexity, the multidimensional critical complex bricolage, etc., -- and his proposed critical science of complexity
– another indication that he did not abandon the sciences. To grasp his conceptualizations, it’s imperative
that new bricoleurs study his unified world view by reading and then writing about how they subjectively relate to it and
to other philosophies. Kincheloe stresses this upfront philosophical work is critical in order to ground any study that uses
bricolage as a process for research. Rigor is impossible without developing a "philosophy of consciousness"
(Kincheloe, 2004a, p. 8).
3) The multidimensional critical complex bricolage is a process for qualitative research that is composed of multiple,
intertwining and overlapping processes. It is not a method, nor does it use “tools” as tools imply precise means
and carries a mechanistic ontology, which does not adequately represent the actual processes that bricoleurs engage in as
they conduct, or a better word would be, “enact” their research. Even the concept of "tools" changes. Kincheloe's
conceptualization of bricolage is grounded with his critical complex philosophical world view (item 2,
above) and a theoretical foundation of evolving criticality (his version of critical theory).
4) The multidimensional critical complex bricolage as a process
involves analytic discourse, intertwined with improvisational actions for change, which moves it away from the constrictive
“quilt” metaphor. Please see my dissertation for a deeper analysis of bricolage including a thorough etymological
exploration and intertextual interpretations of Kincheloe’s definitions of bricolage and bricoleur in relation to what
evolved from my research. New metaphors that take it beyond the one-dimensional “quilt” metaphor, and additional
ways that Berry’s (2004a) concept, the Point of Entry Text (POET) can be applied are also presented. The holistic,
intertwining, dialogical, interconnecting nature of the final bricolage renders the parts inseparable from the whole, and
the bricolage inseparable from greater reality. Thus, the popular metaphoric quilt, montage, crystal, etc., are not suitable
metaphors for this more complex form of bricolage.
5) Kincheloe’s bricolage does not distinguish between “types
of bricoleurs” or “types of bricolage” as denoted by Denzin and Lincoln (2011). While it’s fine to
examine these ideas, Kincheloe’s form of bricolage uses all of them in intertwining, overlapping processes. Thus, the
multidimensional critical complex bricoleur uses all of the dimensions that Kincheloe has spelled out in his 2005 "On
to the Next Level" bricolage article--in one study--and the processes become blurred as the research unfolds. See
6) Kincheloe’s bricolage refers to the use of different processes as dimensions of research. The bricoleur uses
them all as many times as practical to get a thick description of the phenomenon/a. As the research unfolds, “enactment”
keeps the research jettisoning forward and the researcher must make decisions where to begin and stop various aspects of the
research, including the final bricolage. Thus, the following dimensions are
used, as provided by Kincheloe (2005a) and in no particular order using an iterative, improvisational process weaving
through the discourse: (1) methodological bricolage; (2) theoretical bricolage; (3) interpretive bricolage; (4) political
bricolage; (5) narrative bricolage; (6) philosophical research (constructivism, historicity, epistemological insight); (7)
critical hermeneutics; (8) identification of what is absent; (9) fourth dimension of research in which the bricoleur is future
oriented, discovering “a kinetic epistemology of the possible. In the process, the sophistication of knowledge work
moves to a new cognitive level; the notion of rigor transmigrates to a new dimension. As in a 1950s sci-fi movie, bricoleurs
enter the 4-D—the fourth dimension of research.” (Kincheloe, 2005, p. 346). Thus, bricoleurs weave in and out,
around and through, back and forth through the various dimensions with each pass through informing the next, often using multiple
dimensions of analysis simultaneously.
7) Note again – the philosophical dimension
must form the foundation of the study in order to ensure rigor. [He wanted me to include this again.] "There is no dividing
line between the empirical and the philosophical" (Kincheloe, 2004a, p. 10).
8) Kincheloe’s multidimensional critical complex bricolage
embraces a “fourth dimension” research (more information is covered in my dissertation). This fourth dimension
aspect to the research incorporates an intuitional, creative element that forces the researcher to confront implicate and
explicate orders of reality. There are reasons for this. Combining a sound philosophical, intellectual component of research that
also incorporates intuitional and emotional, empathic aspects -- along with deep semiotic and hermeneutic analyses
synergistically creates something new from the interactions. Enaction during the research process leads to the emergence of
something new and often profound. This is where the power of the bricolage comes into play. It’s the exposure to relationships,
as Kincheloe explains in his conceptualization of symbiotic hermeneutics, that jettisons bricoleurs to seeing and understanding
“anew” and to recreating themselves. Because knowledge is socially constructed new creations, ideas,
concepts, as well as new relationships also perpetually emerge – and are created -- from these interactions.
This all takes place naturally when confronting complexity, difference, and chaos, as Humberto Mautarana and
Francisco Varela posited with their Santiago Theory of Enactivism (see Kincheloe's (2008) Knowledge and Critical
Pedagogy: An Introduction, page 147). It is quite amazing.
9) While bricoleurs do not contend they’ve
discovered the “one true answer” or single truth, at the same time, as Kincheloe contends, they generate knowledge
“that is not as 'badly off the mark'” (Kincheloe, 2008, p. 43). They have better (more complete) and
yet evolving explanations of phenomena. This is quite a different perspective than a nihilistic postmodern “attitude.”
10) I have lined out in my dissertation in much greater detail a flexible iterative process that also explains some of
the key sub-processes that are important to the multidimensional critical complex bricolage. It will get new bricoleurs started
from which they can then proceed to carve out their own unique paths. Each bricolage study will be different even for the
same researcher. The more one acknowledges the fourth dimension aspect of the research (which may only begin with what seem
to be insignificant intuitive and synchronous events), the more they will begin to appear and the more profound and numerous
are the actions and creations that emerge.
11) And finally, as I discussed in my blog, The Heart of the Multidimensional Critical Complex Bricolage, there is the dimension of empathic connection with people. In fact, in his book,
Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy: An Introduction, Kincheloe discusses – and includes – a golden strand
of love throughout his work, Eros Love. And since I’m mentioning this book here, it’s a great book to
read in the early stages of learning about his bricolage. It’s much like a “deprogramming” manual because
it uncovers how our consciousnesses have been influenced by outside forces and provides us more information as we embark on
the bricolage quest and begin to take power of constructing our own consciousness.
Berry, K. L. (2004a). Structures of bricolage and complexity. In J. Kincheloe & K. Berry (2004)
Rigour and Complexity in Educational Research: Conceptualizing the Bricolage (pp. 103–127). New York: Open
Berry, K. L. (2004b). Feedback looping for increasing complexity. In J. Kincheloe & K. Berry (2004)
Rigour and Complexity in Educational Research: Conceptualizing the Bricolage (pp. 128–146). New York: Open
Berry, K. L. (2004c). Bricolage is many a new thing understood. In J. Kincheloe & K. Berry (2004)
Rigour and Complexity in Educational Research: Conceptualizing the Bricolage (pp. 147–169). New York: Open
Denzin, N. & Lincoln, Y. (Eds.) (2011). The Sage handbook of qualitative research, Edition
4. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Kincheloe, J. L. (2004a). Preface. In J. Kincheloe & K. Berry, Rigour and Complexity in Educational
Research: Conceptualizing the Bricolage (pp. ix–xii). New York: Open University Press.
Kincheloe, J. L. (2004b).
Introduction: the power of the bricolage: Expanding research methods. In J. Kincheloe & K. Berry, Rigour and Complexity
in Educational Research: Conceptualizing the Bricolage (pp. 1–22). New York: Open University Press.
Kincheloe, J.L. (2004c).
Redefining rigor and complexity in research. In J. Kincheloe & K. Berry, Rigour and Complexity in Educational Research:
Conceptualizing the Bricolage (pp. 23–49). New York: Open University Press.
Kincheloe, J.L. (2004d).
Questions of disciplinarity/interdisciplinarity in a changing world. In J. Kincheloe & K. Berry, Rigour and Complexity
in Educational Research: Conceptualizing the Bricolage (pp. 50–81). New York: Open University Press.
Kincheloe, J. L. (2004e).
Redefining and interpreting the object of study. In J. Kincheloe & K. Berry, Rigour and Complexity in Educational
Research: Conceptualizing the Bricolage (pp. 82–102). New York: Open University Press.
L. (2005a). On to the next level: Continuing the conceptualization of the bricolage. Qualitative Inquiry, 11(3),
Kincheloe, J. L. (2005b). Critical constructivism.
New York: Peter Lang.
Kincheloe, J. L. (2008). Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy: And Introduction. Amsterdam: Springer.
May 11, 2013 by Vanessa Paradis
Please cite as:
Paradis, V. J. (2013). Correcting some common misconceptions surrounding
Joe Kincheloe’s bricolage and critical complex theories. May 11, 2013. Retrieved from www.joekincheloe.us
NOW YOU CAN SEARCH THIS SITE FOR TOPICS OF INTEREST. I HAVE COVERED A HUGE ARRAY OF TOPICS AND THERE
IS A LOT OF INFORMATION HERE TO HELP LAUNCH RESEARCH PROJECTS OR JUST TO LEARN SOMETHING NEW.
to Venus & Sanat-Eros-Enki Kumara's ONE LOVE PATH
and the Great Global Golden TreasureHunt
(Scroll down to read the blogs)
Enjoy our Celtic Wedding (07-17-2014) theme song while you read and look for hidden treasures.
Composer & Producer
- Peter Gundry
MAY 22, 2018 UPDATE. Looks like Peter has chosen the dark side.
We will choose another
song for our wedding celebration.
I will consult with Beloved and post our new song soon. Happy Twin Flame Day!!
2015 The Year of the Great Reveal and the Great Golden Global Treasure Hunt
I’ve been writing blogs on this site since 2009
which culminated (I thought) their first cycle in 2011 with hints of “The Great Reveal” Treasure Hunt. The
blogs then began to cover the relevance of Eros and Psyche for this era of great change, moving over to my other website,
www.ParadisPublications.com with true stories of my experiences as Psyche. Eros moved up from the 9th dimension to the 10th dimension
in 2011 as recorded in those blogs, and presumably, since we maintain our connections, I have on some level moved right along
with him. While these dimensions can have different names, the 10th dimension seems to represent the Cosmic level
of consciousness and the 11th dimension, Celestial levels of consciousness (and based on my phenomenological experiences
visiting even higher realms, I know they exist, but I don’t know their names; perhaps the next level is “Crystalline
Consciousness” or Diamond Consciousness).
There is much analysis yet to take place that can present a very deep and broad significance to the story of Eros
and Psyche of the Twenty-First Century. The account is very personal and at the same time, the complex concepts represented
apply across people and cultures. It extends far beyond the previous myths and how cultures have viewed them. In this N.E.W.
reality, they are not myths at all. Perhaps myths were never myths. The analysis, which is probably best presented in the
form Joe has suggested in his work as “fictive” accounts—which are much different than “fiction.”
They are true and yet require imagination, at least until such time everyone gets on the same page with these types of experiences.
They also require the ability to write what I have discussed previously, “memwahs.” Memwahs are written with access
to knowledge and experiences that emerge from DNA opening gates of stored knowledge; some people refer to it as access to
the Akashic records, but things are changing so we will be understanding these things differently. Scientists are only beginning
to learn about this process.
These processes will be a way of restoring truth and rebuilding reality. This will be highly needed in the upcoming
months when greater and greater numbers of the population will be feeling off-balance due to the flood of truth about reality
that shakes them to the core.
After writing about my Cosmic experiences and taking my knowledge to higher levels on my Paradis Publications website,
I returned to this website, again writing blogs. I keep thinking we are finished “ascending” but we moved on up
to what I refer to the “Celestial” level. I became intimately familiar with the higher gods such as Sanat Kumara,
the other Kumaras, Jesus/Sananda. and even the highest earth god, Enki. My soul family traveled with me, or perhaps a better
way to explain this is that they guided me upward—Hermes Trismegistus, Grandmother Portia, Sam Cooke, Ralph Waldo Emerson,
etc., who all work on the Kumara Initiation project—which Sanat and Venus Kumara (us) have given the title The Great
Golden Global Treasure Hunt and which I’ve written many blogs in preparation for this treasure hunt.
The Treasure Hunt is indeed global and if you follow
the world’s happenings you probably know all of the controversy about the gold. Who has the gold? The Treasure Hunt
will lead the way. Much like the movie and story The Wizard of Oz, the treasure hunt has us looking behind the curtains.
As I recently mentioned, the treasure hunts that have been covered in the blogs so far were my initiations. They will be continuing
on into the future with more and more people being initiated into treasure hunting.
In my travels, I have also learned of other people
who are working from the Celestial Levels on this Treasure Hunt project, including Princess Dianna, who is now also one of
the Kumaras. It is stated that there are seven Kumaras; however, because this is an era of Great Change and many people are
becoming more conscious, the numbers of Kumaras also increase.
Everyone continues to move upward at their own pace as the entire cosmos continues to move upward. In fact, I believe
that my home in the Pleiades, Planet Eros, has actually also moved up from the 9th dimension to the 11th
dimension. Earth is also moving up into higher dimensions and many people are experiencing the higher vibrations.
This is not an easy task for as we move up levels,
absolutely everything changes and we need to work at keeping our vibrations high while at the same time not closing our eyes
to the reality we may not wish to acknowledge. Our eyes are opened to new realities and this can be shocking to our systems.
Often these new realities are hard to accept. It’s painful to come to the awareness of how vastly we have been deceived
and how we have bought into that deception all of our lives. This causes us great suffering, but it doesn’t need to,
at least not for long. We can feel the pain and pass through the pain.
And probably those who will suffer most are those “fools” in FIDUROD that Joe wrote about in his book
(Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy: An Introduction, p. 21). Have you solved that funny puzzle yet? It’shere, if you want to give it a go.
In relation to all of this, just yesterday I was informed: “And the humorous thing is that all of the fools
in FIDUROD will rapidly be exposing their own ignorance and less-than-divine motivations. They will have no choice, actually.
They can choose between being a fool or being a highly chastised fool. God’s wrath is quite large.” Here, we are
not referring to the ordinary person, but those entities who have not acted nor have they treated other people like human
beings. If you solve the puzzle, this will be very clear to you.
This year, 2015, will be the year that even more lies about earth reality will be exposed. The evil doers will expose
themselves because they are no longer able to hide behind curtains. This is the year that humanity as a whole becomes rudely
awakened to ever higher levels of truth and awareness. It will be a painful year, but at the same time it will be a year in
which more people will come to experience a new type of freedom. God and God’s representatives (the “gods,”
angels, archangels and all consciousnesses that have chosen the high path) have the power to intercede. This is where you
will see super-symbiotics, super-synchronicity, super-serendipity, super-synthesis, super-synergism, all kick into high gear.
We will move beyond taking all the credit for the great miracles ahead for ourselves. More of us will realize the many Great
Minds and Actions that transpire together to move the world toward the N.E.W. reality.
And when this all happens, when all of a sudden so
many eyes are opened to the lies that have sustained us over the years, the work is only just beginning. As the old world
phases out, the N.E.W. phases in and there is work and play for everyone.
Everything needs to be re-conceptualized, recapitulated, rewritten, re-created. Doing this hard work while minimizing
our suffering is the essence of Joe’s theoretical work and essentially what my blogs, demonstrations, rants & raves,
absurdities, and the sharing of my personal experiences have been all about. Using Joe’s carefully conceived theoretical
work, we are free to choose anything at all to work on. There is something for everyone so that we can all follow our most
passionate and personal interests which will keep us motivated through the entire duration of the hard work that’s ahead
of us to reconstruct reality in more truthful, humane, just, peaceful, and most of all—loving—ways.
The stories that are parroted all over the Internet
about the Nephilim are just one small example of something that needs to be re-conceptualized and reanalyzed. Here, in this
video below, Scotty Roberts is just beginning that process--and there are hundreds of other examples I could use, but this
one is close to my heart because I know intuitively and from my own personal memwahs that the true story of the Nephilim is
far more complex than any of the accounts put out yet today.
One of the biggest challenges that will need to be overcome is the human tendency to want
to simplify things. This will no longer be possible. And Joe’s guidance can help us seek understanding of the true complexity
of an infinite and expanding cosmos.
So Happy New Year! Happy Treasure Hunting! May 2015 be the Year of the Greatest Reveal yet!
P.S. Just spoke to my consort…he said that 2015 is going to be a “banner year.” Of
course, that’s got to be music! And yes, here’s what came right to the top of the YouTube search (he even bypassed
all of the YouTube ads!!)
This is actually a powerful message. The video is all black, dark, representing the darkness
of the topic. The song tells a story, and it’s a story that’s got Joe’s “golden strand of love”
woven into it [Note: He speaks of including a golden strand of love in his last book, Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy:
An Introduction]. Here are the lyrics:
Published on Feb 15, 2013
Banner Year by Five Iron Frenzy
A banner year 1864, don't want
the red man anymore, Can't have them taking up good land. Give them a token flag, trade pipes and shake
some hands, Tell them the white stripes stand for peace. Say if they raise red white and blue, Blue coats
will never shoot at you, But stripes will lose their sheen, Black Kettle was their chief, he only wanted
peace, Under the flag...a massacre at Sand Creek.
Wave your flag. Salivate. Stirring feelings of
pride and hate. A piece of cloth can't hold your faith.
No flag flies, no banner waves, See the empty
pole above his empty grave. No one knows where he lies, and no one know just why he had to die.
banner year 1868, a bitter end a twist of fate. Maps won't hold this melanoma, Blurry part of Oklahoma, Where Custer shot and killed Black Kettle.
Wave your flag. Salivate. Stirring feelings of pride and
hate. A piece of cloth can't hold your faith.
No flag flies, no banner waves, See the empty pole
above his empty grave. No one knows where he lies, and no one know just why he had to die.
A promise is a promise, A judge of character. His banner over me is love.
No flag flies, no banner waves, See the empty pole above his empty grave. No one knows where
he lies, and no one know just why he had to die. No flag flies, no banner waves, See the empty pole above
his empty grave. No one knows where he lies, and no one know just why he had to die.
I have come to understand why this song came up when it has. It seems that many Souls are speaking out
for justice. The true victims, those who are suffering most and who have lost loved ones in the senseless, crazed genocide
and crimes against humanity always get forgotten. Thus, in the midst of it all, we must bring back that golden strand of love
and focus on the true victims.
As if the cosmos wished to confirm the message today
that was encompassed in the song, while I was randomly watching YouTube videos (as I do every day) this next video came up.
Into the video a ways, it speaks about the very same topic of the song that was handed down to me—about Chief Black
Kettle, and more. This is so sad and why are we surprised that the crazy lunatics who run the country today are not any different
than the crazy lunatics who ran the country then? And if you think white people are special and will be “spared”
then you had better think again. Time is running out.
We must not allow the kind of stuff that follows next to distract
us!!!! The following is just ONE EXAMPLE of the sorts of craziness we will be witnessing in 2015. Just call this a “sneak
preview.” This does not make those in the Cosmic and Celestial Realms, or God, pleased. I’m sure it’s
why the Spirits are rising up and speaking out. We should be asking, “Where is the Love?” We need to focus on
solutions to the problems, not be sidetracked by ad hom attacks like the ones that follow. This is just a waste of time, focus,
and energy. No one is right in these cases because they have totally forgotten about solving the problems and making restitution….no,
they are more interested in passing the buck, pointing fingers, defending themselves, taking over “alternative”
media for their moments of fame, and focusing on character assaults that ignore the true issues. At least that’s what
it appears at this point. This will no doubt continue to devolve. In the meantime, the rest of us really need to roll up our
shirt sleeves and get to work.
The Accusations & Attacks
Be sure to read the comments below the videos that follow…we can learn a lot from them.
Again, read the comments below the videos that follow…there is much to be learned from
them. When we gain a good understanding of the issues, we need to move on with solutions to the problems and not waste time
dwelling on the distractions.
P.S. We raised a total of $75 which has
been passed on to where it can be put to good use. It seems strange that with as many people who read this website that we
cannot collect more than that for people in great need, the poorest people in the U.S. I thank those who have contributed.
We celebrated yesterday with white cake
and white frosting. It’s an interesting message from the Celestial Realms since the cake and frosting were provided
magically and I did not purchase them. In fact, I have never bought white cake and white frosting in my entire life. But since
it had been so graciously provided to us, I baked the cake and frosted it--and it was very good (and we will be eating cake
for several days). I can’t help but believe there is a very special message in this white cake with white frosting.
Maybe being white is not such a bad thing after all. That interpretation I will leave for another
time; it gets very deep when you begin to discover the layers of the matrix that need to be broken through.
Other than that, I’m excited! I have been a little sad that Sanat-Eros & Venus Kumara’s Global
Golden Treasure Hunt, which I’ve been documenting on this website, has somewhat “petered out.” I kept feeling
like there’s more and I was missing that something more somehow.
As it turns
out, there is more! It’s just been handed down to me that we’ve been playing and practicing—the treasure
hunts so far as recorded on this website and my other website, www.paradispublications.com were all initiations!
With the N.E.W. Year, we are going “global” and moving off the page (i.e., webpage). Not only that,
the many, many treasure hunts I was led on is merely the beginning of those treasure hunts--e.g., “The Kings Valley
Treasure Hunt,” “The Eager Beaver Pacific Coast Treasure Hunt,” “Not Your Ordinary Treasure Hunt,”
“Where the Sun Don’t Shine Treasure Hunt,“ just to name a few. And please be aware that the creative titles
of all of the treasure hunts have been handed down to me; I did not think them up on my own, not at all.
None of the treasure hunts are even close to being finished and the Celestial Angels praised me for not becoming
greedy in searching for treasure and commended me for being so patient. In fact, it’s my repulsiveness toward money
and how it’s worshipped that kept me from pursuing things like the lost treasury notes in Kings Valley and the gold
in “them thar hills.” I see what money does to people around me and it’s very sad. Apparently, I have transcended
seeing the value of money other than for ensuring I have a roof over my head. Having lost everything several times over now,
I am well-prepared to handle the riches waiting to be discovered. They will go to worthy causes, to institute justice, and
Another factor for the delay is that the time has to be right. These treasure
hunts and many more like them and even better ones are being arranged for people all over the world! So far only a few of
us have been chosen for initiation by finding a few limited treasures so that we know how these treasure hunts work. In this
way we can help lead the way for those who want to also engage in such exciting and productive ways to learn, live, and create.
2015 is the chosen year for many more people to participate in the most fun kind
of treasure hunting ever dreamed up. Of course the Pleiadian people were actively involved in developing these treasure hunts
because they have “purposeful play” and love down to a fine art and science. Thus, that would include people like
Hermes Trismegistus, Albert Einstein, Lady Portia, Sam Cooke, Lady Dianna, all of the Kumaras, the Bird People (aka the Carians)
and so many, many more.
And who has been chosen to participate in these great upcoming
treasure hunts of 2015? Of course, it shall be the poor, primarily, because who better than the poor for earth to open up
all of her divine treasures and secrets that have been held for so many years? And what have we named these treasures? None
other than ErosGifts, which is to signify the magic of the divine love gifts as they are bestowed upon the world.
Blessed are the poor for they are the children of God.
those who are poor and realize their need for him, for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs. Matthew 5:3
God rules now (and has changed the rules of the game).
And this is
P.S. I was just handed down this video. It’s important to know the history
of what we’re “up against” and make conscious decisions as to how much we will choose to participate in
being a part of the problem. This is only one perspective. Don’t stop here! Research further to “fact” check
and get additional perspectives so that you are as fully informed as possible.
P.S.S. There are many ways to censor us and limit our freedom of expression--for
example the deficient software provided for producing this blog...it has become a battle and I cannot even post photos
as in the past....time to move off the page.
Stools Have Three Legs: The Importance of Cosmology
Stools need at least three legs to prop them up. In some ways, we are much like stools that require at least three legs to
give ourselves a firm foundation.
Cosmology is a
fascinating topic and it’s relevant to our understanding of who we are. Like most knowledge, we have bungled it. We
have no real clue or conceptualization of cosmology. I would wager it’s not even possible to conceptualize it, but we
must put forth the effort. Doing so is a great exercise that can aid in consciousness expansion.
Joe specified for his multidimensional critical complex bricolage that we
include three legs of research: epistemology (philosophy of knowledge), ontology (philosophy of being) AND COSMOLOGY (philosophy
of the cosmos, creation, etc.). He also made it clear that we can all do this—and that we all should be doing this in
all areas of our lives! It’s a wonderful path toward love and liberation.
He wrote (in Rigour and Complexity in Educational Research):
In the ideological spirit of its genesis the bricolage is not only for
high theorists and researchers operating in the arcane confines of research universities. As we think about our relationship
with the planet and the ecological dimensions of such connections (cosmology), with knowledge and the way we view the world
(epistemology), and with the notion of being itself and the ways we define humanness (ontology), we begin a process that John
Dewey (1916) referred to as ‘reconstructing our experience.’ (p. 61)
Including all three legs in your "bricolage" research and your writing, whether
research papers and dissertations, "MyStories," or "Memwahs" will result in a strong presentation and
will lead you forward in your understanding of who you are, what your purpose is, and your relationship with those around
you. Of course, the greater understanding we have of these dimensions, the more effective we are in whatever we do—whether
it’s teaching, learning, creating, working, playing, constructing, or dancing.
Here’s a wonderful presentation by "Manifester Yada," aka Dr. Jerry O. Lee.
It provides a new extremely expansive interpretation of biblical descriptions of the cosmos. It’s a start. After listening
to this, the next step is to collect different perspectives: historical accounts, Eastern views, Indigenous accounts, social
perspectives, science understandings, etc. Get many different views and compare them with your own personal experiences. Write
about it. Share your writings.
In this next one, Dr. Lee sheds some light on a statement Joe had made
in his last book about our trying to see and describe the world within the world. Our "vision" is highly limited.
Thus, Dr. Lee explains why we need to be able to access the fourth dimension—it is from the fourth dimension that we
can then get a better view on the third dimension. I encourage listening to other lectures he presents. He definitely brings
a different perspective to what’s in the Bible.
I have written many
blogs, actually, but just have not posted them here. I continue to do extensive research. Perhaps this is all for future writings
or something. However, I was prompted to post today’s blog to help people understand how to build a stronger foundation
in their research by including an exploration of cosmology, the important third leg of the stool. There are so many views
and interpretations of cosmology it’s truly mind boggling and we can learn from all of them. I like the Pleiadian perspective,
of course, and have learned that many of the Indigenous peoples have cosmological understandings that their cultures originated
from the Pleiades star system. For whatever reasons, it’s what I remember so well—a beautiful planet where love
and peace reigns high and ALL and EVERYONE work together symbiotically—my home on Planet Eros far into the future. Being
able to access that knowledge is just one example of fourth dimension research—and I can attest to how dramatically
it has changed my perception of earth. So then we have to come to realize that there is no time—time
is a construct to help regulate us (for power purposes) but it also helps us with perspective. And so, of course, I feel that
I am AT HOME 24/7 these days. It’s truly a wonderful feeling.
the meantime, I work on creative endeavors in many different dimensions…
P.S. My Divine Consort requested a song. His clue is "In miracles of sand lies the magic of love"
It’s kind of a strange clue and he added "I think that will bring
it up. . . :)"
So I’ll plug the clue into YouTube
right now, as I finish up this blog.
Three things came up! Usually, it’s
the first song to the top but this time the first one is a movie! The second one is a song, and the third one’s a song
clearly about cosmology. I am not sure which one he wants. That figures since the blog is about the THREE LEGS OF THE STOOL…maybe
all three videos are needed; maybe that’s why he added the smiley face. YES! Of course! The first one is "Ontology,"
namely LOVE (of course!), the second one is "Epistemology"—knowledge and it’s relation to love and magic,
and the third one is "Cosmology." LOL; he is so brilliant and powerful Remember: the Internet can be controlled
from ALL dimensions—the ptw (powers that were) hate that! It’s why they are still trying so very hard to regulate
The above are links to my blogs. I did not know at
the time of writing them, especially when I first began, that I was recording my Spiritual Journey of Ascension with Joe,
who is my Twin Flame (which I also did not know when I began this journey, but I have provided undeniable evidence in my dissertation and much more evidence since writing it). All I knew when I began this journey after Joe’s death (by which I had
been extremely traumatized) was that I was compelled to write the blogs, every day at first, and I seemed to have been getting
instructions from Joe and from “Above.” I did not understand how the Celestial Spirits were guiding us along our
journey nor the Power they have due to their Love connection to God (as Joe tells us over and over again in his work, there
is nothing more powerful than love). My connection to Joe connected me powerfully to his love and to God’s Love, through
the Holy Spirit. My experiences as recorded in the blogs proves what Joe has taught us about the power of love—over
and over again (I’m a slow learner, for which I feel sad. I was totally asleep when I met Joe and did not even believe
in soulmates. I hope you will not be as slow a learner as I have been). Nevertheless, what an amazing, beautiful journey it
has been! It’s full of adventure, mystery, learning about the world, learning about our past, present and future, and
engaging in super fun and sometime hilarious treasure hunts.
If you want to follow the path and connect to God’s
amazing Love, begin reading at the first link 2009.05.03 and move forward. You will learn a lot!!
I did. And there are millions of Celestial Spirits just waiting to serve as your personal teachers and guides. They want to
take you treasure hunting (they do know where the treasures are) and guide you along your own personal path just like they
did for me. I will not be writing any more blogs here because now I will be teaching Joe’s material “up above”
and continuing along yet another amazing path. You can follow along the next leg of our journey by clicking on the links to
the various courses, treasure hunt quests, etc. We are creating multiple paths now in multiple directions. Are you ready?
There is something for everyone! All you need to do is engage sincerely with seeking knowledge and spreading love
in the world, and then God’s magic will appear in your life too…no more suffering…only love, bliss, joy,
passionate engagement with learning—for everyone, infinitely and eternally. God is Good!! Check it out! 20160227-1330 Rewards Of Developing My Will To Love
“As a child I wanted so
desperately for magic to be real. I would work for hours collecting what I hoped were just the right combination of ingredients
to make some type of magic potion that would provide me with special powers….I found such magic in words viewed in
a postformal matrix and I observe and practice that magic everyday.” (Kincheloe, 2006, Reading, Writing, Thinking,
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