Monday, 15 April 2019
Monday, 28 October 2013
All the flouride info is quite interesting. I don't remember Railio mentioning flouride but he certainly drew our attention to censorship, contradictory propaganda and contradictory teachings. Railio mentioned "D-notices" quite often. These were censorship of the press by UK government. Another topic he returned to often was contradictory medical advice. They tell you to put butter on a burnt finger, then ten years later butter is the worst thing for a burn and you should run it under a cold tap. These were bits of Railio's home-spun wisdom. He mentioned needing to get letters from doctors, lawyers and the Archbishop of Canterbury before he could get to see some restricted books such as the Emerald Tablets or the Grimoires. He seemed to think that there was a contradiction in saying there were no flying saucers if men were now going to the moon in them. To Railio it seemed that if we could build spaceships then flying saucers must be real. His thoughts were often at that sort of simplistic level. Omen (Railio's son) was worse. Omen repeated the same sort of simple-minded ideas as his dad but couldn't pronounce some of the words correctly so, in Omen's version, the French saying "Honi soit qui mal y pense" was "Onny solly mally ponce" and Omen's version of the word "homunculi" was "homm-a-Queue-lie".
Anyway, flouride. As I say, I find the subject interesting. On the other hand, though, I've been drinking tap water in England all through my life and I don't suffer from thyroid problems or the inability to make up my own mind about things (at least, not since I got away from the Mine). I'm 59 years old, I still have hair and teeth, I still have my tonsils and my appendix, I can still run up a flight of stairs or calculate numbers in my head. The reason I'm in such good health is I don't go to doctors or dentists, I don't eat meat, fish or dairy, I don't smoke, take drugs or drink alcohol and I avoid coffee, so-called "energy drinks" or other things loaded with excessive caffeine and I also avoid excessively sugary things. I eat lots of fruit and veg, grains, pulses etc. I have never driven a car in my life and don't wish to. Car drivers are destroying the planet. They are also unhealthy through the effect of lack of exercise. That effect combines with stress and road rage.
I'm not worried about flouride but I'm enraged by the hypocrisy of people calling themselves environmentalists or lovers of the planet and then driving around in a car. Anyhoo... There's a report on flouride which has been going the rounds. Originally commissioned by the Christian Science Monitor and then, apparently, censored and not published.
None so blind...
There's not much purpose in replying to what NM said because she or he (it isn't always possible to guess someone's gender on the web) just did her/his usual thing of misinterpreting what I'd said and then criticising what (s)he thought it was. I know from past experience of about 17 years of web debating on many many issues that once somebody starts doing that thing of every so slightly misinterpreting what you've said and then arguing against what they think you said that there's nothing to be gained from trying to explain what you actually said, because it's right there on the page in front of them and they still managed to see something different... Well, no matter what I say that person will continue to see whatever meaning (s)he wishes to see.
Just remembered tomorrow is dustbin day. I'd better go and put the bins out. NM will probably want to root around in them to prove nothing is ever completely crap (and I never said it was completely).
I thought it might be appropriate to post 3 religious ideas which have meant a great deal to me over the years.
Firstly, the reputed philosophy of Pelagius in Europe in the Middle Ages. Now, I say "reputed" philosophy because the thing I most like from Pelagius is something which he actually denied saying. Roman Papal authority called him a heretic for saying it and he denied he ever had said it, but it's a great philosophy anyway, whether he said it or not, someone somewhere must have said it and I agree with it wholeheartedly. So what was it that Pelagius was supposed to have said which caused all the fuss?
He's supposed to have gone around saying that it didn't matter so much whether the miracle stories in the bible were actually true, as long as you were a good, kind person and lived a good life of virtue, kindness and charity. The goodness and kindness were the important part, not the stories or the miracles. I read that years ago and it made perfect sense to me. It still does. Regardless of whether Pelagius actually said or not I believe it still stands as an important guideline to life.
The second thing is from C. S. Lewis's series of children's books "The Chronicles of Narnia", in the volume called "The Last Battle" there is a religion which worships Tash, the god of all things vile and horrid. Emeth, a worshipper of Tash, believes Tash to be a good god and does good works in his name.
Aslan is the the opposite of Tash and represents good. However there are some who do wickedness claiming it to be in Aslan's name. At the end these wicked ones are rejected by Aslan but Emeth, who was good is accepted by Aslan, even though Emeth thought himself to be a worshipper of Tash. Aslan explains that all good works are always for Aslan, even if done by someone who doesn't know it is Aslan and thinks it is Tash. "No service which is vile can be done to me, and none which is not vile can be done to him".
The 3rd idea which I wanted to post here is from Matthew 7:16: "By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles?" I believe this is very important. If a religion claims to be 99 different types of wonderful but actually does no good works in the world, it isn't good. If a philosophy describes itself as nothing very important at all but actually helps a lot of people back from starvation and homelessness, then it's good. It really is just like identifying trees by their fruit. You get apples on an apple tree and oranges on an orange tree. You get good works in the world from good people. You get lies, dissociation and mind-bending from lying, dissociative mind-benders. It's just the fruit of the tree.
(Copyright Peter-David Smith, Exeter, Devon 2013)
Look, here's the thing: Any philosophy or teaching is either something good and of value to the world and the planet and humanity or is a nothingness and crap and worthless. Either way it's of no use if it's locked up in a hidden box somewhere. Get it out of the box and expose it to the light of day and then the world can see whether it's good and of value or nothingness and crap. Locked away somewhere it's no use to anyone.
"In the G-Mine Vine writings, he established platforms of reasoning and logic which were based on the observation of natural processes" What platforms of reasoning and logic? Can you describe even one platform of reasoning and logic which was thus established? The term "platform" suggests something to stand on, a solid position from which to look at other things. Descartes' Cogito Ergo Sum is such a platform. Empirical practice may be considered another such platform. Other established "platforms" may include inductive and deductive reasoning or various forms of dialectic such as the Platonic-Socratic Dialectic or Hegel's Historicism. The validity of these platforms may, however, be open to question from an Existential view. Can you describe even one "platform" of reasoning and logic produced by Railio to add to those already extant?
"Railio's skill and presence also increased dramatically during the Nineties. So much so that he was able to teach specific, detailed lessons on the natural, occult phenomena associated with human life." Occult means hidden. If explained in detail the occult would no longer be occult, it would be science. What was revealed?
"In some cases he did this by creating new words which could contain the concepts necessary for understanding. These new words were created by applying the alpha-curio-bet which we all learned in the early days, but the elevated result was astounding."The "Alpha-Curio-Bet" was a paper produced by Railio in the early days of the Mine. The basis of the Alpha-curio-bet or Alphacuriobet was to attribute meaning to each of the 26 letters of the English alphabet, in a manner similar to the Kabbalah interpretation of Hebrew. Usually in English linguistics the smallest unit of signification would be the syllable, however the signification of individual letters can be found in early written language.
To compare traditional meanings of the alphabet (which is a word derived from the first 2 letters alph and beth): The letters in ancient languages such as Phoenician, Aramaic, Greek and Latin are the ancestors of the English alphabet and the meanings usually attributed to each one of the letters are: A=Ox (Alf or Aleph), B=House (bet or beth), C=Camel (Gimel), D=Door (Dalet), E=Window (He) also a name of God in Hebrew and part of the Tetragrammaton, F=Hook (Vau or Waw) also part of the Tetragrammaton, G=Camel (Gimel), H=Wall (Heth) (Heh) (The Eight), I=Hand (Yodh) a name of God and part of the Tetragrammaton, J=Hand (Yodh) a name of God and part of the Tetragrammaton, K=Palm of the Hand (Kaph) meaning "like" or "similar to", L=Crook or Goad (for driving oxen and other animals) (to be driven somewhere and wanted for a purpose), M=Water (Mem), N=Serpent (Nun), O=Eye (Ayin), P=Mouth (Pe), Q=Eye of a Needle - Threading (Qoph), R=Head (Resh) (Rav, Rabbi), S=Tooth (Shin) (Pronoun), T=Mark or cut or wound (Tav) (400 in Gematria), Th=Wheel (Chakra in Sanskrit) (Theta in Greek) (Teth), U=Hook (Vau or Waw)), V=Hook (Vau or Waw), W=Hook (Vau or Waw), X=Fish (Samekh or Semka), Y=Hook (Vau or Waw), Z=Weapon (but also genital) (Zayin).
By comparison, in Railio's version he gives "A" the meaning of "ancient and original aspect" as well as the "brain in the spinal column" instead of the traditional meaning of "Ox". "B" is given "blood aspect", "C" is given to mean "Emotion", "D" is given to mean "diminishment", "E" - "the brain in the head" and "blueshift aspects of things", "F" "feeling" and "fineness", "G" - pinpointing a level, "H" - "Human aspect", "I" - "Sun level", "J" - Daydreaming, "K" - "Saturnian", "L" - "Low" or "Slow", "M" - "Maternal aspect", "N" - "Marking a passage of force", "O" - "Planetary level" (in the Ray of Creation), "P" - "Martian", "Q" - "Special", "R" - "Rota, Tarot, Rotation" and "Repetition", "S" - "Put upon", "T" - "A sense of gain", "U" - "Moon level", "V" - "Dispair, depression", "W" - "Wet, humid", "X" - "Solar", "Y" - "Pinpoint, cosmic", "Z" - "Cosmic birth and creation track".
In addition, letters a,b,c,d,e,f,g,h and i were said in Railio's version to be the alphabet of the sun, letters j,k,l,m,n and o the alphabet of the planet, letters p,q,r,s,t and u the alphabet of the moon and letters v,w,x,y and z were the alphabet of time. These ideas said to the audience in a tone of voice like a conjurer announcing his tricks and the audience absolutely lapping it up, scribbling hurried notes so as to spend every waking moment from then on working out what it all means. I know, I was one of those idiots lapping it up and taking copious notes. I was able to write this from memory today without consulting any books or notes, even though I haven't thought about most of this stuff for years I worked on it so much all those years ago that it comes just flooding back very easily. H=Wall (Heth) (Heh) The laughter of the flying spaghetti monster as it hits the wall.
One of the big problems with a made-up system like the alphacuriobet (and the alphacuriobeta... don't ask...) is that they completely fail to explain why "T" can mean "gain" when the word "gain" doesn't contain the letter "T", or why "emotion" doesn't contain the letter "C" if "C" is supposed to mean emotion. When an Mine person tries to ask his or her usher about it they are met with that trick of saying "Ahhhh, that's another mystery" and hurrying away as if busy.
"In the 2nd Crete Seminar for example, Railio produced lessons on the spirit and soul, based on early teachings about the vowels 'I', 'O', and 'U'. In the G-Mine Vine Master Class, he vividly explained how humans 'metabolize' the Unseen Worlds." You can't "metabolise" the unseen worlds. The unseen worlds are worlds of the imagination and dreams. They come from within, not from without. They are already metabolised in the chemistry of the brain.
"The explanation was based on what we know about viruses, but Railio took the process up several levels in the Astral Light and taught about Viritics." That's actually pataphysics. If you want to know more about it look at the work of the guy Railio is ripping off, namely Alfred Jarry.
Surrealism is great, as art. However if you hijack surrealism to use as a way of enslaving people, that's not so great.
"The power of Railio's presence during these later meetings was palpable and stunning." Like I said before, somebody was secretly putting something in the tea.
The Nova Gang
In addition to ripping off Alfred Jarry's Pataphysics Railio was also using William Burroughs' concept of language as a virus, as related in "The Ticket That Exploded". Language, obviously, is the one main vector by which one person's inner world is transmitted to another person. That's your viritic vector. But it doesn't metabolise INTO you from Railio it de-metabolises out from your own inner world which Railio is seeking to colonise and enslave. Read Orwell's "1984" for how the fascist controls you through changing the language, making it impossible for you to think any thought which isn't what he wants you to think. Read Railio's own paper "How to Think". Orwell gives us the concept of "Newspeak" by which virus the Ministry of Truth re-writes what you can know of reality, coining new words as needed and scrapping old words which would've allowed you to think freely. A revolutionary realises: "First control the radio station". Gill Scott Heron had it right "The Revolution will not be Televised". Language is used to neuro-programme your brain to determine what concepts you can or can't understand. It isn't always about breaking heads, it's also about breaking hearts and minds. Language is the key (oh yea, baby, the key!!). This means all (honey, I tell you ALL) forms of language, including written, spoken, body language, images, sculpture, movies and all the semiotic forms possible. Railio wouldn't tell you he was getting this stuff from Jarry and Burroughs because he didn't want you know.
(Copyright Peter-David Smith, Exeter, Devon 2013)