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[Sat, Nov 14 2020] TL;DR — This is what you missed in the last 24 hours on Reddit

2020.11.14 20:30 _call-me-al_ [Sat, Nov 14 2020] TL;DR — This is what you missed in the last 24 hours on Reddit

worldnews

Macron calls Biden victory a chance to ‘make our planet great again’
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Britain's Boris Johnson refers to Trump as America's 'previous president'
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Sweden has admitted its coronavirus immunity predictions were wrong as cases soar across the country
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news

Biden wins Georgia and Trump wins North Carolina, the final states to be called.
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FBI wanted to arrest Epstein at Virgin Islands beauty pageant months before plea deal cut
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Trump campaign drops Arizona lawsuit requesting review of ballots
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science

New research indicates that while threesomes are a very common sexual fantasy , only 30% of a surveyed group (n=1575) had a history of mixed-gender threesomes. Results indicate that we wait for the right context and partner(s) to engage in them, and that they are generally positive experiences.
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Scientists have successfully used molecules to shut down the production of destructive proteins generated by the COVID-19 virus. Additionally, the researchers are working to aerosolize the RNA molecules so that they could be incorporated in an inhalable drug that would mitigate viral chaos.
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Dogs are sensitive to their owners' choice despite their own preference. Although the studies did not demonstrate that dogs override their own preferences for an object, the results suggested that the owners' expressed preference was perceived by the dogs and guided their perceptual focus.
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space

Apophis asteroid might be more likely to strike Earth in 2068 than thought
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As there is new discussion about Apophis I thought I'd share this information based animation I made about the asteroid a couple of years ago that explains some of the key points.
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Venus Held Onto its Water Surprisingly Well During its History
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Futurology

Green giants: the massive projects that could make Australia a clean energy superpower "This solar-wind hybrid power plant would have a capacity of 26 gigawatts, more than Australia’s entire coal power fleet. "
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Brian Johnson (AC/DC) discusses revolutionary hearing technology that gave him back his hearing and allowed him to re-join the band
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This app turns your PJ’s into a suit
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AskReddit

Lawyers of reddit what was your “HOLD IT!” moment where you knew you would win?
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You are 1 of 2,000,000 people asked. You get to have whatever item you want as long as no one else chooses it. What do you choose?
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Guys who can figure out what letter comes next without having to sing the whole alphabet song, how do you do it?
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todayilearned

TIL Steven Spielberg, Robin Williams, and Dustin Hoffman did not take salaries for the movie 'Hook'. Instead, they split 40% of TriStar Pictures' gross revenues.
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TIL that in 2013 Detroit was so broke that they were unable to print out death certificates because they had not been able to pay the company that provided the special embossed paper on which they were printed, and subsequently ran out.
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TIL We are currently in the Stelliferous Era, which in the grand scale of the universe is the age where stars are created throughout the universe. Eventually all stars will burn out, & we will enter the Black Hole Era followed by the Dark Era, where there is no longer any light in the universe.
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dataisbeautiful

US COVID-19 hospitalization rate over time [OC]
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Not a picture, just data. Mount Rainier using high resolution elevation data from LiDAR. [OC]
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German Population Density as Quantiles [OC]
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Cooking

What is your go to ingredient when it tastes as if “something is missing” in a recipe?
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What a fun night
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What's your recipe for a picnic?
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food

[Homemade] M&M Cookies
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[Homemade] Oatmeal Cream Pies
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[Homemade] Banana Pudding Cake
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movies

We've been without major release movies for ~8 months now, and honestly it doesn't seem like people are all that disappointed about any movie in particular
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Zazie Beetz Joins Brad Pitt In David Leitch's Action Pic ‘Bullet Train’
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Live-Action ‘Lilo & Stitch’ Movie Finds Its Director in Jon M. Chu
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Art

DeepSea Cafe, me, digital, 2020
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The fiddler, me, pencil drawing, 2020.
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Blue Ridge Mountains, Me, Photography, 2020
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television

'Space Force' Renewed for Season 2 at Netflix
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‘Darkwing Duck’ Reboot in the Works at Disney Plus
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‘The Queen’s Gambit’: Let’s Celebrate Beth Harmon Doing Whatever the Hell She Wants
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pics

Night
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Bush graciously did "all he could" to ease the transition between administrations
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Before you throw a non working dryer out, get screw driver and open it up.
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gifs

Handstand flip
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As promised the epoxy hot dog after one month see you in three months
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Loser
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educationalgifs

High temperature sealing of steel pipe.
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mildlyinteresting

At the back of this Intel sticker you can see the processor architecture
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The warning on these blinds reads like a video game hint
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I got four sequential bills as a tip today.
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interestingasfuck

It is 'Kukur Tihar' here in Nepal. Today is the day when Dogs are worshiped and thanked for their loyalty.
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large anubis statue on display
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'Stillness in Motion' Sculpture by Olga Ziemska
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funny

My lucky day.. some guy was selling PS5's outside the grocery store for $50
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The cat just took a huge mouthful
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What did you call me!? Oh...
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aww

Ready to go on vacay
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I see your purebreed cats and raise you our standard issue cat.
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So many head tilts ❤️
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Random Subreddit of the day: geometrydash

These are its 3 top posts of all time:
Fuck this shit
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Pay your respect Pls!
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I've hit 80,000 objects. This is the last preview of Terraria for 2.1!
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2020.11.06 19:15 DirtDisrespector "Oh you like JoJo? Name every JoJo character." (+stands)

Part 1

Jonathan Joestar
Will A. Zeppeli
Robert E. O. Speedwagon
Erina Pendleton
Poco
George Joestar I
Tonpetty
Straizo
Dire
Dio Brando
Bruford
Tarkus
Wang Chan
Dario Brando
Danny
Tattoo
Kempo Fighter
Inspector
Poco's Sister
Jack the Ripper
Adams
Doobie
Page/Jones/Plant/Bornnam
Mary Joestar
Will's Father
Elizabeth I
Mary Stuart
Aztec Chief
Mark Watkin
Darnley
Harry
Jeff Back and Dan Hamar
The 77 Rings Challenge Winners
Father Styx
Maiden
Dio Brando's Mother
Woman from Bar
Brats
Ring Announcer
Jonathan's Former Friends
Joestar Mansion Butler
George's Doctors
Ogre Street Criminals
Vagrants
Police Zombie
Speedwagon's Friend
Jack the Ripper's Date
Fisherman
Zombie Knights
Executioner
Poco's Bullies
Oriental Doctor
Ceiling Zombies
Zombie Mother
Chimera Zombies
Poco's Dad
Executed Zombies
London Bartender
Coffin Transporters
Ship Zombies
Elizabeth's Mother

Part 2

Joseph Joestar
Caesar Anthonio Zeppeli
Lisa Lisa
Rudol von Stroheim
Messina
Loggins
Erina Joestar
Smokey Brown
Suzi Q
Kars
Esidisi
Wamuu
Santana
Donovan
Wired Beck
Mark
Mario Zeppeli
George Joestar II
Bruto
Adolf Hitler
Straizo's Disciples
Mummy
SPW Excavators
Coco Cola Seller
New York Police Officers
SPW Plane Hijackers
SPW Plane Pilot
Impatient Driver
Brass Knuckles Gangster
Mafioso
Bruto's Girlfriend
Female Reporter
Stroheim's Servants
Nazi Doctors
Stroheim's Prisoners
Courageous Mexican Child
Mexican Thugs
Vampire Prisoner
Nazi Gatekeepers
Santana's Body Host
Santana's Nazi Victims
SPW Researchers
Rome Hotel Waiter
Caesar's Date
Hypnotized Girl
Nazi Officer
Wamuu's Nazi Victims
Ripple Clan
Mark's Girlfriend
Joseph's Doctor
Nazi Spy
Postmaster
Puppy Saved By Kars
Drunk Drivers
Kars's Nazi Victims
Luxury Cat
Caesar's Siblings
Caesar's Distant Relative
Italian Hoodlum
Kars's Vampires
Skeleton Heel Stone Warriors
Bad Breath Vampire
Vampire Horses
Kars's Double
SPW Special Technology Fighting Team
Stroheim's Ultraviolet Army
Superior Officer Zombie
Kars's Squirrel
Pillar Men Clan
Funeral Directors
Hollywood Screenwriter
Japanese Tourist

Part 3

Jotaro Kujo
Muhammad Avdol
Noriaki Kakyoin
Jean Pierre Polnareff
Iggy
Holy Kujo
Anne
Roses
Enya the Hag
Vanilla Ice
Hol Horse
Nukesaku
Daniel J. D'Arby
Pet Shop
N'Doul
Mariah
Alessi
Oingo
Boingo
Anubis
Telence T. D'Arby
Kenny G.
Gray Fly
Impostor Captain Tennille
Forever
Devo the Cursed
Rubber Soul
J. Geil
Nena
ZZ
Steely Dan
Arabia Fats
Mannish Boy
Cameo
Midler
Chaka
Khan
Malèna
Wilson Phillips
Sherry Polnareff
Sadao Kujo
Captain Tennille
Pocky
Prince, Michael and Lionel
Caravan Serai
Moor Family
Christian Vander
Shozo Mayama
Chibi and Buchi
Sonia
Dr. Elliot
Tatsuhiko
Treasure Hunters
Japanese Police Officers
Jotaro's Groupies
School Nurse
Mr. and Mrs. Kakyoin
Speedwagon Foundation Sailors
Singapore Hotel Valet
Singapore Thief
Cable Car Tourists
Calcutta Waiter
Little Calcuttan Boy
Calcutta Drifter
Calcutta Beggars
Varanasi Doctor and Nurse
Cafe Marhaba Denizens
Karachi Jewelry Store Guards
Arab Cessna Pilot
Arab Villager Lady
Speedwagon Foundation Pilots
Japanese Manga Artist
Chaka's Father
Friends of Chaka's Father
Papyrus Seller
Four Mice
Young Anubis Wielder
Luxor Old Woman
D'Arby's Cat
Dealer Boy
Cairo Airport Punks
Cairo Informant
Dog-loving Boy
Speedwagon Foundation Doctors

Part 4

Josuke Higashikata
Okuyasu Nijimura
Koichi Hirose
Rohan Kishibe
Hayato Kawajiri
Reimi Sugimoto
Shigekiyo Yangu
Mikitaka Hazekura
Yukako Yamagishi
Yuya Fungami
Tamami Kobayashi
Toshikazu Hazamada
Tonio Trussardi
Aya Tsuji
Shizuka Joestar
Arnold
Tomoko Higashikata
Ryohei Higashikata
Yoshikage Kira
Yoshihiro Kira
Tama
Keicho Nijimura
Akira Otoishi
Anjuro Katagiri
Ken Oyanagi
Toyohiro Kanedaichi
Terunosuke Miyamoto
Masazo Kinoto
Bug-Eaten
Not Bug-Eaten
Shinobu Kawajiri
Nijimura's Father
Koichi Hirose's Mother
Ayana Hirose
Kosaku Kawajiri
Josuke's Savior
Police
Junko
Masaji
Sachiko
Lady Murakami
Ghost Alley's Residents
Takashi and Kazuko Sugimoto
Gonta
Ichiro Morishita
Yoshioka
Akira
Minayo
Yuya's Fangirls
Kimura
Minako Okura
Satoru Nakae
Mika
Hiroshi Yoshimura
Rio
Kai Harada
Sakai
Asuka
Rika Tachikawa
Yamashita
Masaya Yoshizawa
Hirata
Delinquents
Josuke's Groupies
Robber
Nijimura's Mother
Mr. Hirose
Bikers
Class President
Speedwagon Foundation Agent
Speedwagon Foundation Ship Captain
Old Monk
Banker
Kira's Coworkers
Centipede Shoes Store Owner
Kawajiri Family Cat
Morioh Tourist
Mikitaka's Mother
Rude Nurse
Rio's Neighbor
Paramedic

Part 5

Giorno Giovanna

Bruno Bucciarati
Leone Abbacchio
Guido Mista
Narancia Ghirga
Pannacotta Fugo
Trish Una
Coco Jumbo
Pericolo
Diavolo
Vinegar Doppio
Squalo
Tiziano
Carne
Cioccolata
Secco
Polpo
Mario Zucchero
Sale
Risotto Nero
Formaggio
Illuso
Prosciutto
Pesci
Melone
Ghiaccio
Scolippi
Luca
Sorbet and Gelato
Donatella Una
Man X
Paolo Bucciarati
Abbacchio's Partner
Anita
Diavolo's Mother
Antonio Rossi
Mrs. Menini
Mela Ghirga
Monica Ultello
Airport Security
Giorno's Admirers
Giorno's Mother
Giorno's Stepfather
Female Prison Officer
Old Janitor
Truck Driver
Narancia's Father
Narancia's 'Friends'Elderly Victim
Teacher
Blackmailing Criminal
Woman Saved By Mista
Thugs Killed By Mista
Bruno's Mother
Drug Dealers
Copy of Coco Jumbo
Venetian Suit Man
Hotel Maid
Bug-Catching Boy
Sardinian Fortune Teller
Sardinian Taxi Driver
Soccer Kids
Natural Resources Workers
The Arrows' Creator
Drunkards
Diavolo's Foster Father
Victims of SCR
Flower Shop Owner
Scolippi's Girlfriend
Female Tourists
Unlicensed Taxi Driver
Yacht Renter
Assassination Target
Assassinated Woman
Fugo's Parents
Shady Engineer

Part 6

Jolyne Cujoh
Ermes Costello
Emporio Alnino
Foo Fighters
Narciso Anasui
Weather Report
Gwess
Irene
Anakiss
Enrico Pucci
Donatello Versus
Rikiel
Ungalo
The Green Baby
Johngalli A.
Sports Maxx
Miuccia Miuller
Thunder McQueen
Miraschon
Lang Rangler
Viviano Westwood
Kenzou
Guccio
D an G
Romeo Jisso
Perla Pucci
Loccobarocco
Gloria Costello
Charlotte
Atroe
Savage Garden
Sonny Likir
David
Ron the Viper
Mickey
Pinocchio
Snow White and the Seven Dwarves
Astro Boy, Mazinger Z and Tetsujin 28-go
Little Red Riding Hood and The Big Bad Wolf
Spider-Man
Kenshiro and Raoh
Mother Goat and Seven Young Goats
Prince Charming
Vincent van Gogh
Venus
Peter Pan and Tinkerbell
Put Back Hero
Sergeant McCoy
Wes Bluemarine
MIH Bystanders
'Tom Cruise'
Jolyne and Ermes' Co-Prisoner
Hitchhiker
Jolyne's Mother
Jolyne's Lawyer
Judge in Jolyne's Trial
Strip Search Staff
Prison Doctor
Prison Hairdresser
Female Ward Security Staff
Pi-chan
Caterer
Blonde Bully
Bullied Prisoner
Prison Visit Guard
Search Party Guard
Male Prisoners Killed by Foo Fighters
Female Prisoners Killed by Foo Fighters
Foo Fighters' Would-be Bully
Courtyard Guard
Surveillance Technician
Prison Backyard Guard N#1
Prison Backyard Guard N#2
Prostitute Prisoner
Maximum Security Ward Prisoners
Anasui's Former Girlfriend
Little Prisoner
Speedwagon Foundation Doctors #2
Swamp Searching Party
Shoplifter
Bohemian Rhapsody Victims
Versus's Family
Judge In Versus's Trial
Juvenile Detention Inmate
Racist Detective
Nice Tourist
MIH Victims
Alternate Jolyne
Alternate Jotaro

Part 7

Johnny Joestar
Gyro Zeppeli
Lucy Steel
Steven Steel
Hot Pants
Mountain Tim
Diego Brando
Pocoloco
Sandman
Norisuke Higashikata I
Funny Valentine
Oyecomova
Pork Pie Hat Kid
Dr. Ferdinand
Ringo Roadagain
Blackmore
Eleven Men
Mike O.
Wekapipo
Magent Magent
Axl RO
D-I-S-C-O
Alternate Diego Brando
Benjamin Boomboom
Andre Boomboom
L.A. Boomboom
Mrs. Robinson
Sugar Mountain
Scarlet Valentine
Jesus
Gregorio Zeppeli
George Joestar I (Steel Ball Run)
Nicholas Joestar
Diego Brando's Mother
Marco
Captain Valentine
Urmd Avdul
Dot Han
Baron Roocatugo
Gaucho
Mark Becker
David Hagen
Paul Lukather
Dixie Chicken
Zenyatta Mondatta
Caravan Serai (SBR)
Baba Yaga
Nellyville
Sloop John B
Billy White
Iglesias
Fritz von Stroheim
Mack the Knife
Rotters Club
Nightfly
Kanye
Shigechi
Tarkus (SBR)
Mister.
Georgie Porgie
Dario (SBR)
Anne Joestar
Danny (Mouse)
Adam Pendleton
Silas and Mary Pendleton
Alice Pendleton
Pendleton Children
Sandman's Sister
Steel Ball Run Staff
Thief
Pocoloco's Fortune Teller
Sheriff
Gyro's Mother
Gyro's Siblings
Neapolitan Noble
Beautiful Prisoner
President's Aides
Diego's Wife
Farm Worker
Ringo's Father
Ringo's Mother
Ringo's Sisters
Potato Killer
Gyro's Hospital Patient
Milwaukee Gangsters
Wekapipo's Younger Sister
Wekapipo's Brother-in-law
Hot Pants' Brother
Shooting Witnesses
Coach Driver
Railroad Worker
Victims of Love Train
Funny's Father
Diego's Fans
Slow Dancer
Valkyrie
Silver Bullet
Gets Up
Ghost Rider in the Sky
Hey! Ya!
Hono
Foxy Lady
Little Wing
Crosstown Traffic
El Condor Pasa
Europe Express
#1
Peg
Ramblin' Man
Roxanne
Moon Flower
Nut Rocker
Country Grammar
Catch a Wave
Love Unlimited
Natalie
Black Rose

Part 8

Josuke Higashikata (JoJolion)
Yasuho Hirose
Rai Mamezuku
Norisuke Higashikata IV
Jobin Higashikata
Mitsuba Higashikata
Tsurugi Higashikata
Joshu Higashikata
Hato Higashikata
Daiya Higashikata
Kaato Higashikata
Kyo Nijimura
Yoshikage Kira (JoJolion)
Josefumi Kujo
Karera Sakunami
Holy Joestar-Kira
Tamaki Damo
Yotsuyu Yagiyama
Aisho Dainenjiyama
A. Phex Brothers
Dolomite
Tooru
Satoru Akefu
Urban Guerrilla
Doremifasolati Do
Poor Tom
Wu Tomoki
Dododo De Dadada
Ojiro Sasame
Maako Kitani
Suzuyo Hirose
Iwasuke
Hair Clip
Kiyomi Kujo
Rina Higashikata
George Joestar II (JoJolion)
Josuke (Dog)
Elizabeth Joestar (JoJolion)
Joseph Joestar (JoJolion)
Suzi Q (JoJolion)
Yoshiteru Kira
Teru
Norisuke Higashikata II
Toyoko
Norisuke Higashikata III
Tomoko Higashikata (JoJolion)
Sadafumi Kujo
Atsunori Iwakiri
Zaihei Nigatake
Rena Nanami
Mina
Taoka
Hospital Security Guard
SBR Hat Shop Owner
Kidnapped Girl
The Man from Josuke's Memories
Ojiro's Friend
Johnny's Daughter
Oblivious Grandmother
Crying Little Boy
Hospital Taxi Driver
Extortive Mother and Child
Shakedown Road Veteran
Three Drug Dealer Thugs
Carrier Girl
Shakedown Road Cops
Mysterious Baby
The Old Man in the Wheelchair
Aisho's Girlfriend
Yakitori Shop Owner
Bald Salaryman
Tourists
Muneyuki
Morioh Police Officers
Bar Owner
Milagro Man's User
Cab Driver #2
Courier Boy
Mature Woman
Female Delinquent
Jogger
Bicycle Boy
Cab Driver #3
Baby
Boy-scout Bully
Yasuho's Dad
Angry Patient
Woman in bed
Maako's Daughter
Bus Stop Murderer
Rock Human Mother
Mamezuku's Father
Mamezuku's Mother

One-Shots

Jolyne Cujoh (GUCCI)
Minoru Kaigamori
Kyoka Izumi
Nanase Kishibe
Rohan Kishibe's Grandmother
Noguchi
Pierre
Gaucher
Ikkyu
Naoko Osato
Gunpei Kamafusa
Mutsukabezaka
Shuichi
Mai Katahira
Mao Katahira
Obanazawa
Tomoya
Yoma Hashimoto
Mika Hayamura
Mochizuki Family
Moon Rabbit
Virgina
Dolce
Masago Ayashi
Dolce and His Master
Masago Ayashi
Bruno Bucciarati (GUCCI)
Leone Abbacchio (GUCCI)
Polpo (GUCCI)
Unicorn
Nizaemon Yamamura
Female Monk
Yamaoka
Interpreter
Leather Goods Artisan
Frida Giannini
Rocky
Yoshiki
Wanted Man
Confessor
Servant
Asian Man
Corn Market Workers
Daughter
Obese Man
Model Scout
Fitness Trainer
Deliveryman Sawaki
Gym Patron
Gym Manager

Light Novels

Michal
Absalom
The Scribe Ani
Takuma Hasumi
Chiho Futaba
Teruhiko Futaba
Akari Hirai
Hanae Orikasa
Trinita
Crybaby Boy
Coniglio
Sogliola Lopez
Rigatoni
Sheila E
Cannolo Murolo
Massimo Volpe
Vladimir Kocaqi
Vittorio Cataldi
Angelica Attanasio
Gianluca Pericolo
George Joestar II (Jorge Joestar 1st Universe)
Lisa Lisa (Jorge Joestar 1st Universe)
Tsukumojuku Kato
Penelope de la Rosa
Erina Joestar (Jorge Joestar 1st Universe)
Steven Motorize
John Moore-Brabazon
Kenton Motorize
Darlington Motorize
Jonathan Joestar (Jorge Joestar 1st Universe)
Joseph Joestar (Jorge Joestar 1st Universe)
Straizo (Jorge Joestar 1st Universe)
Ngapoi Ngawang Tonpetty (Jorge Joestar 1st Universe)
Robert E. O. Speedwagon (Jorge Joestar 1st Universe)
Dio Brando (Jorge Joestar 1st Universe)
Antonio Torres
William Cardinal
Alejandro Torres
Maria Torres
Javier Cortes
Funny Valentine (Jorge Joestar 1st Universe)
Messina (Jorge Joestar 1st Universe)
Jim Graham
Ben Motorize
Faraday
Julio Gonzales
Edvard Noriega
Charles Rolls
Scarlet Valentine (Jorge Joestar 1st Universe)
Mr. Fernandes (Jorge Joestar 1st Universe)
George Joestar I (Jorge Joestar 1st Universe)
Danny (Jorge Joestar 1st Universe)
Will Anthonio Zeppeli (Jorge Joestar 1st Universe)
Poco (Jorge Joestar 1st Universe)
Poco's Sister (Jorge Joestar 1st Universe)
Leonora Cortes
Juan Rovira Cortes
Isabella
Prunella
Graham Pendleton
Harriet Motorize
Frank Dimarest
Peter Fraser
Royal Aero Club Members
Vincent Lecoeur
Kars (Jorge Joestar 1st Universe: Future Timeline)
Jotaro Kujo (Jorge Joestar 1st Universe: Future Timeline)
Funny Valentine (Jorge Joestar 2nd Universe)
Lucy Steel (Jorge Joestar 2nd Universe)
Alternate Diego Brando (Jorge Joestar 2nd Universe)
Jorge Joestar (Jorge Joestar 37th Universe)
Narancia Ghirga (Jorge Joestar 37th Universe)
Rohan Kishibe (Jorge Joestar 37th Universe)
Reimi Sugimoto (Jorge Joestar 37th Universe)
Koji Hirose
Muryotaisu Nijimura
Fukashigi Nijimura
Bruno Bucciarati (Jorge Joestar 37th Universe)
Leone Abbacchio (Jorge Joestar 37th Universe)
Guido Mista (Jorge Joestar 37th Universe)
Pannacotta Fugo (Jorge Joestar 37th Universe)
Pocoloco Tripleseven (Jorge Joestar 37th Universe)
Goyathlay Soundman (Jorge Joestar 37th Universe)
Trish Una (Jorge Joestar 37th Universe)
Vinegar Doppio (Jorge Joestar 37th Universe)
Shigekiyo Yangu (Jorge Joestar 37th Universe)
Aya Tsuji (Jorge Joestar 37th Universe)
Enrico Pucci (Jorge Joestar 37th Universe)
Yoshikage Kira (Jorge Joestar 37th Universe)
Funny Valentine (Jorge Joestar 37th Universe)
Funnier Valentine
The Funniest Valentine
Dolcio Cioccolata (Jorge Joestar 37th Universe)
Secco Rottario (Jorge Joestar 37th Universe)
Jonathan Joestar (Jorge Joestar 37th Universe)
Dio Brando (Jorge Joestar 37th Universe)
Jonda Joestar (Jorge Joestar 37th Universe)
Jodoh Joestar (Jorge Joestar 37th Universe)
Joseph Joestar (Jorge Joestar 37th Universe)
George Joestar I (Jorge Joestar 37th Universe)
Joeko Joestar
Denta Shishimaru
Kosaku Kawajiri (Jorge Joestar 37th Universe)
Shinobu Kawajiri (Jorge Joestar 37th Universe)
Hayato Kawajiri (Jorge Joestar 37th Universe)
Chien Kunimido
Prosciutto Cappano (Jorge Joestar 37th Universe)
Pesci (Jorge Joestar 37th Universe)
Ghiaccio (Jorge Joestar 37th Universe)
Melone (Jorge Joestar 37th Universe)
Johnny Joestar (Jorge Joestar 37th Universe)
Hisao and Yohei
Guruguru Majin
Nail Peeler
Shirai Masami
Serika/Satoshi/Seshiru Kato
Namahage Detective
Takumi Kumoi
Sachiari Hakkyoku
Nekoneko Nyan Nyan Nyan
Chomaru Bariya & Others
Daibakusho Curry & Runbaba 12
Yukako Yamagishi (Jorge Joestar 37th Universe)
Wilhelm Beer & Johann Mädler
Maria Urias Zeppeli
Giorno Giovanna (Jorge Joestar Unknown Universe)
Diavolo (Jorge Joestar Unknown Universe)

Other

Stand User
Old Man Stand User
Heaven Ascension DIO
Dija Maker
Scatola

Stands

Part 3

Star Platinum
Magician's Red
Hermit Purple
Hierophant Green
Silver Chariot
The Fool
The World
Tower of Gray
Dark Blue Moon
Strength
Ebony Devil
Yellow Temperance
Hanged Man
Emperor
Empress
Wheel of Fortune
Justice
Lovers
Sun
Death Thirteen
Judgement
High Priestess
Geb
Khnum
Tohth
Anubis
Bastet
Sethan
Osiris
Horus
Atum
Tenore Sax
Cream
Holy's Stand
Joestar Stand

Part 4

Crazy Diamond
The Hand
Echoes
Heaven's Door
Love Deluxe
Harvest
Killer Queen
Sheer Heart Attack
Bites the Dust
Aqua Necklace
Bad Company
Red Hot Chili Pepper
The Lock
Surface
Pearl Jam
Achtung Baby
Ratt
Cinderella
Atom Heart Father
Boy II Man
Earth Wind and Fire
Highway Star
Stray Cat
Super Fly
Enigma
Cheap Trick
Nijimura's Father's Stand

Part 5

Gold Experience
Sticky Fingers
Moody Blues
Sex Pistols
Aerosmith
Purple Haze
Spice Girl
Chariot Requiem
Gold Experience Requiem
King Crimson
Black Sabbath
Soft Machine
Kraft Work
Little Feet
Man in the Mirror
Mr.President
Beach Boy
The Grateful Dead
Baby Face
White Album
Clash
Talking Head
Notorious B.I.G
Metallica
Green Day
Oasis
Rolling Stones
Sorbet & Gelato's Stands
Resource Worker's Stand

Part 6

Stone Free
Kiss
Burning Down the House
Foo Fighters
Diver Down
Weather Report
Whitesnake
C-Moon
Made in Heaven
Goo Goo Dolls
Manhattan Transfer
Highway to Hell
Marilyn Manson
Jumpin' Jack Flash
Limp Bizkit
Survivor
Planet Waves (FKA Earth, Wind, and Fire)
Dragon's Dream
Yo-Yo Ma
Green, Green Grass of Home
Jail House Lock
Bohemian Rhapsody
Sky High
Under World
Boiling Water Stand
Emporio's Mother's Stand
Stand Collection

Part 7

Tusk
Ball Breaker
Oh! Lonesome Me
Scary Monsters
Cream Starter
Ticket to Ride
Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
D4C Love Train
In a Silent Way
Hey Ya!
Tomb of the Boom 1 2 3
Boku no Rhythm wo Kiitekure
Wired
Mandom
Catch the Rainbow
Sugar Mountain
Tatoo You!
Tubular Bells
20th Century Boy
Civil War
Chocolate Disco
THE WORLD
Emerald Searcher's Stand

Part 8

Soft & Wet
Paisley Park
Nut King Call
Paper Moon King
King Nothing
Speed King
Killer Queen (JoJolion)
Fun Fun Fun
California King Bed
Born This Way (FKA Going Underground)
Les Feuilles
I Am a Rock
Doobie Wah!
Love Love Deluxe
Schott Key No.1
Schott Key No.2
Vitamin C
Walking Heart
Milagro Man
Blue Hawaii
Doggy Style
Brain Storm
Ozon Baby
Doctor Wu
Awaking III Leaves
Wonder of U
Kaato's Stand

Light Novels

Dark Mirage
Satanic Coupler
Ptah
The Book
Memory of Jet
The Cure
Public Image Limited
Joy Division
Purple Haze Distortion
Voodoo Child
All Along Watchtower
Manic Depression
Rainy Day Dream Away
Dolly Dagger
Night Bird Flying
U-Boat
Heaven's Door (Jorge Joestar 37th Universe)
Grand Blue
NYPD Blue
Blue Thunder
Killer Queen (Jorge Joestar 37th Universe)
The Passion
Cube House
Arrow Cross House
Videodrome
The Iron Ladies
Stepmom
The World (Jorge Joestar 37th Universe)
Gold Experience (Jorge Joestar Unknown Universe)
Gold Experience Requiem (Jorge Joestar Unknown Universe)
King Crimson (Jorge Joestar Unknown Universe)
Whitesnake (Jorge Joestar 37th Universe)
C-Moon (Jorge Joestar 37th Universe)
Made in Heaven (Jorge Joestar 37th Universe)
Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap (Jorge Joestar 37th Universe)
Rear Window
Singing in the Rain
Stray Dog
Face/Off
Right Stuff
Blob
Evil Dead
Twister
Fugo's Stand
Doppio's Stand
The World Ultimate
Ultimate D4CU-Boat Ultimate
Whitesnake Ultimate
C-Moon Ultimate Requiem
Made in Heaven Ultimate Requiem
Molting
Coulrophobia
Dream Manipulation
Wings
Dune
Dune Ultimate
The Trinity

Other

Stand User's Stand
Strange Relation
Gucci Bag Stand
Remote Romance
The World Over Heaven
House of Holy
JoJosapiens
The Shelter
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2020.09.21 21:52 Dulcolax Spiral needs a fresh twist, something never used in previous movies...What could it be?

If Spiral is really the "fresh take" many are claiming it to be, then it won't repeat twists from previous movies. That being said, we've been spoiled before and a fresh twist would be something very hard to get, after 8 movies.
1) "Someone pretending to be dead" twist- We got this in Saw 1 ( Jigsaw getting up in the bathroom ) and Saw 4 ( Hoffman really didn't die electrocuted )
2) "Apprentice" twist- We got this in Saw 2 ( Amanda ), Saw 4 ( Hoffman ), Saw 3D ( Gordon ) and Jigsaw ( Logan )
3) "Time" twist- We got this in Saw 2, Saw 4 and Jigsaw. We quite have that in Saw 5 ( pendulum trap happening before the first movie ), but it wasn't the main twist.
4) "Misleading link between characters" twist- We got this in Saw 3 ( Lynn was married to Jeff and not the guy she was in bed with ) and Saw 6 ( William and Pamela aren't lovers, but brothers. Tara and Brent aren't William's family )
5) "Apprentice being tested without knowing that" twist- We got that in Saw 3 ( Amanda tested by Jigsaw, to see if he could keep someone alive ) and Saw 6 ( Hoffman being part of William's test, he was the 6th envelope )
6) "Games happening in different timelines" twist- That would be similar to a time twist, but it also includes games. In Saw 2, Michael's game ( venus fly trap- the opening trap ) is actually the last one because the house game probably happened way before. In Jigsaw, we also got 2 different barn games ( one set by John, the other set by Logan ).
So, 8 films already used a ton of possibilities. What's left?
I've seen people saying Sam Jackson and Rock's characters might be in different timelines and/or the movie might be out of order, but we already got that in previous movies.
A new killer would be repetitive, but if this is a new movie and no old characters are back, then it has to be someone new. That wouldn't be a twist per se...
Sam Jackson and Rock are father and son, so there won't be a misleading moment hinting at that and then revealing they're not related at all.
Rock's partner being the killer...Well, that's the first thing that came to my mind. I hope writers are better than that.
Thoughts?
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2020.09.16 13:00 AskScienceModerator AskScience AMA Series: We have hints of life on Venus. Ask Us Anything!

An international team of astronomers, including researchers from the UK, US and Japan, has found a rare molecule - phosphine - in the clouds of Venus. On Earth, this gas is only made industrially or by microbes that thrive in oxygen-free environments. Astronomers have speculated for decades that high clouds on Venus could offer a home for microbes - floating free of the scorching surface but needing to tolerate very high acidity. The detection of phosphine could point to such extra-terrestrial "aerial" life as astronomers have ruled out all other known natural mechanisms for its origin.
Signs of phosphine were first spotted in observations from the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope (JCMT), operated by the East Asian Observatory, in Hawai'i. Astronomers then confirmed the discovery using the more-sensitive Atacama Large Millimetesubmillimeter Array (ALMA), in which the European Southern Observatory (ESO) is a partner. Both facilities observed Venus at a wavelength of about 1 millimetre, much longer than the human eye can see - only telescopes at high altitude can detect it effectively.
Details on the discovery can be read here: https://www.eso.org/public/news/eso2015/
We are a group of researchers who have been involved in this result and experts from the facilities used for this discovery. We will be available on Wednesday, 16 September, starting with 16:00 UTC, 18:00 CEST (Central European Summer Time), 12:00 EDT (Eastern Daylight Time). Ask Us Anything!
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EDIT: Our team is done for today but a number of us will be back to answer your questions over the next few days. Thanks so much for all of the great questions!
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2020.09.10 14:38 PaulChittenden From Plumbers Apprentice to $100 Million - 26 Business Lessons from an Expert Marketer (Conor McGregor)

Conor McGregor went from plumbers apprentice to making $100 Million. This is not all that surprising given he is a sports superstar.
What is surprising is that he did this in MMA, a sport that notoriously doesn't pay this kind of money.
In fact, McGregor's net worth is at least 3X that of his TOP peers in the sport. And if you look at the Top 15 highest-paid fighters in the UFC, three are only there because they fought McGregor.
Conor McGregor is surely a controversial character, but there are surely some business lessons to learn from his rise to fame. After studying his career and countless hours of video, here are 26 lessons I've learned from the man himself.

Lesson 1 - Find a Need in the Market that Needs Fulfilling

When Conor moved to a new suburb, he lost his group of friends and had to start over. As the new guy, he got in his share of fights. Without a group of friends to back him up, he needed to learn to fight so he could protect himself. With boxing training, any potential attackers might find themselves getting more than they’ve bargained for and decide to pick on an easier target.
Crumlin Boxing Club fulfilled that need for Conor, and initiated his journey to superstardom.
In business, you need to find a need with your particular audience. Fulfill that need and buyers will come to you.
Let’s take boxing gyms as an example.
In a rough neighborhood, you’ll find “real” boxing gyms. The boxers here come to learn how to truly fight and even compete.
In “upper-class” neighborhoods, you’ll find more cardio based boxing gyms. The goal at these gyms are more for exercise than actual fighting. You won’t see too many sparring sessions at these gyms.
Both models are successful. Understand your market.

Lesson 2 - Find Your Passion. Try new things

McGregor and Tom Egan, while opposites, met in high school both enjoyed MMA. They watched UFC broadcasts on weekends together. It was Egan who sparked Conor’s interest in MMA.
Conor started dabbling in both MMA and boxing, and eventually, left boxing for his true love of MMA. With this focus, Conor went on to dominate the MMA scene.
In business, even the best entrepreneurs can get burnt out. If you look at Elon Musk, Richard Branson, or Steve Jobs, they are all extremely passionate about what they do.
They can and do put in the hours to become the best in their niches. When they speak, you hear the passion and feel drawn to their cause.
It’s hard to be tremendously successful if you hate what you do.

Lesson 3 - Find a Mentor to Increase the Likelihood and Decrease the Time to Success

Although they were around the same age, Tom Egan made it to the UFC first. Conor saw his pal in the UFC, and knew that he had a chance too. The impossible became possible and no longer just a dream.
In business, you need to find a mentor who is ahead of you. Mentors can help you avoid big mistakes.
More importantly, mentors show you what is possible and can create a complete level change in your game.

Lesson 4 - Surround Yourself with People That Want You to Succeed & Will Support You. Stay Loyal to Them.

Dee Devlin has been by Conor’s side since the beginning. She supported him when he was a nobody.
She believed in him.
Dee experienced all of the ups and downs on the path to fame. They grew together.
When you become rich and famous, people try to take advantage of you. It becomes harder to find true friends and romantic partners. Conor avoided this and married the girl who helped him get to where he is now.
Let’s face it, some successful entrepreneurs did not have this support system. They were doubted, laughed at even. This doubt fueled their desire to succeed.
Even so, these entrepreneurs eventually built teams which were so inspired by the entrepreneur’s vision, they eventually do build these supportive relationships.
If you do have this support system, remember who was there supporting you from the beginning. True friendships are an important foundation for happiness as you become more successful.

Lesson 5 - Intense Focus on Your Craft Decide on What You Want and Put 100% Focus Into It

Not only did Dee Devlin give Conor emotional and moral support, she financially supported him as well. She waited tables so that Conor could focus 100% on his training. She helped him buy healthier foods to fuel his body.
Conor was naturally talented. Adding in 100% focus to his training allowed him to accelerate his skills much quicker.
Most people are juggling too many things. Spending hours playing Call of Duty, late nights drinking, dreaming instead of doing, are taking time away from honing your craft.
The best of the best are practicing. They are making sales calls. In the studio.
With 100% focus and persistence, you will eventually make it.

Lesson 6 - The Law of Attraction Visualizing Yourself to Greatness

Conor attributes the use of visualization and the Law of Attraction to manifest his way to becoming a champion.
This all sounds kind of crazy, but the same technique has been cited by Jon Jones and Ronda Rousey, plus dozens of athletes and mega celebrities including, Kobe Bryant, Cristiano Ronaldo, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Lindsey Vonn, Tony Robbins, Beyonce, Katy Perry, Will Smith, Lady Gaga, and Kanye West,.
What is the Law of Attraction?
The Law of Attraction is a belief that a person’s thoughts and focus bring positive or negative experiences into the person’s life.
Conor’s sister Erin, a bodybuilder and fitness model, recommended he read The Secret, a book on the Law of Attraction. He opted for the DVD version.
"Even when I first watched it, I was like, this is bulls--t," McGregor told Bleacher Report in 2015.
But after watching it, something clicked. Conor and Dee started using it to visualize little things, like getting the front parking spots. After seeing it work, he went on to visualize himself as a champion. In fact, his family credits the moment he watched The Secret, as the birth of Conor McGregor, the superstar.
Stop thinking small. Dream big!

Lesson 7 - Fight IQ Get a Deep Understanding of Your Competition

In his first UFC post fight interview, he clearly said that he thought Brimmage was emotional and would overthrow his shots. Conor fully understands there is the game before the game.
McGregor’s fight IQ is off the charts.
All fighters watch films of previous fights. Try to find subtle tells. They begin each fight carefully, trying to figure out distance and timing.
Watching Conor, it almost looks intuitive. It seems that he knows his opponents better than they know themselves.
This is most evident after the Aldo fight. Video is released of McGregor practicing the exact sequence that dispatched the 10-year winning streak of the champion.
After the fight, Conor said he saw a subtle tell before the bell rang. Aldo’s right hand was twitching. He knew Aldo was going to unload a big right hand that would set up his left hand knockout punch. Seriously, watch the video below. Mystic Mac believes in the power of visualization.
Know your competition. You can outsmart them. Be faster. Have better customer service. Be good where they suck.

Lesson 8 - Be an entertainer. Stand for Something. Be Polarizing. People Will Love You or Hate You & That’s Not Bad.

Dana White knew Conor McGregor was going to be a star the very first time they met. Why?
Dana said it was his personality. His laugh.
What else is underneath this?
Conor McGregor had a clear focus to become UFC Champion and become rich and famous. He had an outlandish personality. He was witty. He would entertain the masses.
I’ve never met Conor McGregor in person, but from most reports from fans and casuals alike, McGregor is a completely different person outside of the ring.
A nice and pleasant guy.
Is the UFC Conor McGregor just a persona?
Who else had success in the UFC with an outlandish and polarizing personality?
The WWE has perfected this character. They call them the heel. Conor McGregor may or may not be the heel, but he definitely is polarizing, and he is very much like a WWE character.
Love him or hate him, every MMA and boxing fan knows Conor McGregor.
Like the greatest before him, McGregor knows that almost any attention is good attention.
Step into the MMA forums or a Facebook discussion, and you will see the Conor McGregor haters out in full force.
But guess what, his haters still buy his PPV fights - to see him lose!
If you want to be a public figure, amplify your message. Take who you are, and multiply that by 3X or 10X.
Sure, you want to be authentic. Don’t be someone you’re not. But take it up a notch.
Be exciting. Be an entertainer.

Lesson 9 - Find Your 1000 True Fans Cater to Your Base

In his first UFC fight, Conor is seen with an Irish flag draped over his shoulders as he walks to the ring. Before he was a worldwide superstar, Conor worked to become the ambassador of Irish MMA.
In fact, as his stardom grew, it seemed half of Ireland would travel to his fights.
The UFC, having dominated the American MMA market, was ready to move into Europe, and Conor McGregor would carry the entirety of Ireland.
Kevin Kelly, editor at Wired magazine, wrote an essay called “1,000 True Fans.” The essay, a must read, states that all it takes to earn a living as creator is 1,000 true fans who will buy your work.
For McGregor, his fanbase started with his countrymen. As his stardom grew, so did his base of fans.
In business, you have to find your core supporters. The people who will buy your product. The people who will share your content. The people that love your product or service so much they have to tell their friends about it.
Find your Ireland and grow from there.

Lesson 10 - Fighting is a Mind Game Discover Your Opponent’s Weaknesses

Conor McGregor is a master of getting inside his opponent’s head. Often, his opponents become emotional and abandon their game plan or overextend their shots.f
Many fighters talk trash. Many fighters try to intimidate their opponents. They may even come close to actually fighting during staredowns. But - they don’t completely destroy 8 weeks of game planning the way Conor does.
Before the fight with Dustin Poirier, McGregor said:
Just as he says, he defeats Poirier by KO in the first round. Mystic Mac is born.
Dustin Poirier is an amazing fighter. As a fellow Louisiana boy, he’s one of my favorites.
I don’t believe that Dustin was beat in the ring. He was beaten before the fight.
McGregor baited him. Made him angry. Dustin Poirer didn’t follow his game plan.
Conor’s remarks that this is just a game really sums it all up. After the Dustin Poirier fight, we see McGregor take his head games up a notch. The best example is the fight with Aldo.
Aldo went 10 years without a defeat. Fighters were afraid of him.
After defeating Dennis Siver, McGregor jumps the Octagon fence and goes straight for Aldo, showing he has no fear of the champion.
The pre-fight insults from McGregor are being hurled at unprecedented speed - expletives, racist comments, attacking the entire Brazilian nation. But when McGregor steals Aldo's belt, there is one moment when you see the look of defeat on the Brazilian's face.
McGregor raises his hands as if he already knows he’s the champion. Aldo, unable to do anything in the moment, mentally breaks. Maybe it was just a seed of doubt, but McGregor was in his head.
As a small brand, sometimes going after the big guys can be tough. Study your competitor. Find out what they do well and where they are lacking.
No one is perfect. Focus on your competitor's weaknesses. Fill those gaps. Be nimble. Slowly take market share by doing what they cannot.

Lesson 11 - Differentiation - Discover What Sets You Apart from the Crowd

Conor had big dreams. He was already visualizing himself as a massive star. A rich, popular, double champ at that.
How would the double champ act? What would he look like? How would he speak?
Rumors were going around that McGregor was getting easy fights. Maybe it was true. The UFC was investing in his brand to grow the European market. They didn’t want their golden boy to lose yet.
I cannot confirm this through any research, but I’m sure Conor was aware of the UFC’s plans and his role in them.
Instead of denying the matchmaking, McGregor doubles down and talks about his relationship with Lorenzo (one of the owner’s of the UFC). In fact, they even have a tradition of toasting a shot of whiskey after McGregor’s wins.
McGregor has gone from plumber’s apprentice to UFC star. His Lorenzo comments are positioning him as the employee who is winning and dining with the CEO. Isn’t this the dream of all employees?
Go back to the beginning of Conor’s Instagram. It quickly goes from typical fighter to businessman and luxury everything - clothes, cars, private jets.
He dons his trademark suits.
Conor is no longer just a fighter. He’s the guy from the rough neighborhood that made it.
He’s transcended fighter status. He’s different.
In business, marketing and positioning are the key to market domination.
Your brand, your image, your packaging, your customer service. Are they aligned with your target market?

Lesson 12 - Understand the Machine that Drives Your Industry

McGregor worked hard to build his personal brand. He built his profile, entertaining the masses and winning in spectacular fashion.
Winning fights gets better fights. But have you noticed that some fighters keep winning but aren’t given a main event? Maybe they are passed over for a title shot?
Why?
McGregor understood the game. He dove into the machine head on, realizing that putting up big numbers gets you bigger opportunities.
More than anything, the UFC organization is a promotion and hype machine. The UFC’s job is to sell fights, build storylines, and develop fighters.
Conor understands this. He has fully leveraged the UFC’s marketing powers to 10X his brand. He layers his own marketing on top of the UFC’s efforts.
McGregor took chances. He talked smack. He manufactured beef / rivalry. He won his fights in spectacular fashion, and he built his social media empire to engage his fans.
The UFC brass see this. They know his popularity is growing, so they put even more dollars behind him to promote him. He coaches on the Ultimate Fighter Season 22 against Urijah Faber (another very popular fighter). He gets more popular. He pulls bigger numbers. It’s a never ending cycle for now.
With fame and celebrity comes opportunities. Big names pull big money. Bigger purses. Bigger sponsorship deals. And other opportunities outside the ring.
What is the machine behind your industry? Determine how the big boys in your industry are winning.
Is it their sales team? Is it paid ads? Is it media coverage?
Deconstruct the winners and find your way in.

Lesson 13 - When Opportunity Presents Itself, Take Your Shot

When Aldo was injured, Mendes stepped in on 3 week’s notice to fight for the interim title.
Both McGregor and Mendes saw the opportunity, McGregor, an interim belt and Mendes the belt plus a McGregor payday,
While this happens all the time, it is a risk. McGregor was preparing for a different fighter. Mendes didn’t have a full training camp.
In business, opportunities can present themselves at any time. It is up to you to see them and capitalize on them.
“If somebody offers you an amazing opportunity but you are not sure you can do it, say yes - then learn how to do it later.” - Richard Branson

Lesson 14 - Precision Beats Power, Timing Beats Speed

A fighter studies their opponent to understand their movement, any tells, and potential holes in their game. Conor does this exceptionally well.
In my first few sparring sessions, my biggest surprise was how fast the more advanced fighter's were. Not their hand speed. It was how fast their mind worked. They saw my punches coming almost before I threw them. They were able to move out of the way and counter with ease. They saw something I didn't see.
A fighter with a high fight IQ has:
So far, Conor's only hole is his ground game. Standing up, he has the upper hand. After the Aldo fight, he said this:
This quote is a great way to think about business.
Precision beats power. Oftentimes, you are competing with the big boys, the entrenched competitors, or the huge multinational corporation. They have power.
A smaller business can compete with precision. You can serve the customer better. You can offer a more personalized service. You can serve in a profitable capacity, that the big boys are ignoring because it is too small for them. Be precise.
Timing beats speed. Being first to market can help you get first crack at market share, maybe even give you time to build a moat. Yet, timing beats speed. Sometimes it is better to let the first mover establish a market before moving in. You’ll save all the cost of developing the market, and you can learn from their mistakes. Time the market.

Lesson 15 - See the Opportunity & Ask for What You Want

At this point, Conor McGregor basically gets whatever fight he wants. However, Lesson 15 flips the script. This isn’t about McGregor. It is about Nate Diaz.
After Nate Diaz defeated Michael Johnson at UFC Fox 17, he stepped up to the mic and called out Conor McGregor in an expletive filled rant.
This takes us back to another infamous McGregor press conference with reference to “Red Panty Night.”
Conor McGregor brings in huge paydays, and he says a fight with him is cause for celebration. Fighters will make more fighting him than any other fighter on the roster.
Diaz understood this. He saw the opportunity. And he asked for it.
Diaz’s first fight with Conor McGregor earned him 4X what he made for his previous second highest grossing fight.
The second fight went on to earn him more in one night than he made his entire UFC career.
Then, his rise in popularity has earned him a noticeable bump in his post McGregor fights.
What can we learn from this? Too many people can spot the opportunity, but don’t have the balls to go for it.
Ask for the meeting.
Ask for the sale.
“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. - Wayne Gretzky

Lesson 16 - Rivalries are Opportunities

Nate Diaz was no match for Conor McGregor’s verbal sparring as seen in several pre-fight interviews. But Nate Diaz has his own Stockton “Gangsta” style of dealing with rivalries that fans love.
After Conor shows up 30 minutes late, Diaz walks out. Diaz’s team throws a water bottle. Things get out of hand.
Rivalries can be great marketing opportunities. This clash no doubt sold more PPV’s.
Take a look at Wendy’s taking a shot at McDonald’s on Twitter.
Look at the number of Retweets. Holy crap.
Have some fun. Maybe a rivalry is just the PR stunt you need.

Lesson 17 - Do Not Succumb to Failure. Learn from Your Mistakes. Pivot.

Mcgregor lost to Diaz in their first matchup by submission. Conor analyzed his mistakes in training and particularly his diet.
He put these learnings to use in their second matchup.
Conor came back and won their second fight by decision, in a grueling 5 round matchup.
In business, we experience failures just like in life. Markets change, regulations change, and unprecedented events such as Covid can derail our plans.
You need to be okay with failure. But don’t let a failure go to waste.
Analyze it. See what when wrong. Find out how you could have changed things. Make a plan not to make that mistake again.
Maybe you need to pivot. Maybe you just need to make some tweaks. Either way, a failure can make your business stronger, if you implement the changes necessary to ensure that it doesn’t happen again.

Lesson 18 - Make History Change the Game

In the lead up to the fight with Alvarez, a promo is released, and we hear Conor Mcgregor say:
There has not been a UFC champion in two weight classes at the same time. McGregor was gunning to go down as the first in the UFC record books.
At the same time, he would make history as headlining the first MMA fight in Madison Square Gardens. It was truly a historic moment in the world of MMA.
Riches, fame. It means nothing in the end.
But, history?
And just like the story of Roger Bannister and the four-minute mile, Conor opened up the door for other champ champs - Daniel Cormier, Amanda Nunes, and Henry Cejudo.
Too many entrepreneurs are doing “me-too” business. Chasing successful businesses in hopes of making some cash.
The true game changers are going big. Trying to change history.
Truly think about what you can do to change the industry, to innovate, to do the impossible.

Lesson 19 - Leverage Other People’s Audiences

Back in 2015, Conor McGregor and Urijah Faber were announced as coaches on the Ultimate Fighter reality show contest.
The same year, video surfaced of a sparring session between Game of Throne’s “The Mountain”
Each of these appearances allowed Conor to utilize other people’s audiences (OPA) to gain additional fans outside of his current fan base.
The UFC’s Ultimate Fighter series brought in the series’ fans plus fans of Urijah that may not have been fans of Conor and gave them a chance to get to know him over multiple exposures (episodes).
The playful sparring session with The Mountain allowed Conor to gain exposure to the Game of Throne’s audience who followed Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson. He’s appeared on the cover of GQ and appeared on the cover of Call of Duty Infinite Warfare.,
McGregor has also had appearances on Conan O’brien’s Late Night and has sung pub songs with Jimmy Fallon.
Speaking of Conan, did you know 23 celebrities own shares in the UFC? Here they are:
Now this is a genius move by the UFC. By allowing celebrities to own a piece of the UFC, the UFC knows that they will promote the business to their following, bringing in additional fans that would not normally be watching.
McGregor’s biggest example of leveraging other people’s audiences is his crossover fight with Mayweather. Mayweather is boxing’s greatest fighter ever. Not only does Mayweather have a huge audience, this fight would introduce Conor McGregor to the entire boxing audience.
No matter your industry, you need to know where your customers are. Who has a similar pool of leads in their audience?
Partner with another complimentary company that shares your audience.
Get a story written about you and your company in your industry’s magazine.
Go where the fish are, but fish with dynamite.

Lesson 20 - Know Your Numbers What is the Most Profitable Thing in Your Business?

At this point, Conor McGregor is the highest paid fighter in UFC history.
Yet, he is making peanuts compared to the big names in boxing.
Conor realizes this and guns for the biggest name in boxing, Floyd Mayweather. If he can make this happen, it will be the biggest payday in his career.
Similarly, you need to understand your own numbers. Where is the money?
What product lines are the most profitable? What are the least?
Make decisions based on numbers.

Lesson 21 - Negotiating Like a Pro Keep it Win-Win, and Give to Get

How do you get the biggest name in boxing, arguably the best boxer to ever step into the ring, to agree to a fight with an MMA fighter who has never professionally boxed?
You need to understand what the other party wants. Not just on the surface. What they truly want.
What would Mayweather possibly want?
  1. Money - Mayweather likes to spend money and is rumored to have financial troubles.
  2. Vanity - Mayweather wants to keep his undefeated record untarnished.
  3. Cash Flow - Mayweather wants big fights. At 43, the window of opportunity is slowly closing.
When Mayweather fought Pacquiao, the purse was split $180 million for Mayweather and $120 million for Pacquiao, according to Kurt Badenhausen.
Big number for sure. What could Conor offer? He has a big name, but he’s not Manny Pacquiao.
Money: Conor offers a better split of revenues. Reportedly, Mayweather took in $500 million with Conor only taking $100 million.
Vanity: On paper, this fight should be the least risk for Mayweather. Sure, Conor has a monster left hand, but he’s not a professional boxer. Mayweather believes he will retain his record.
Cash Flow: McGregor offers to promote the hell out of this fight. With Mayweather believing he has no chance of losing, he also retains his record, assuring he can continue to get big money fights.
Let’s face it. Conor couldn’t lose. Losing to Mayweather in a boxing match doesn’t hurt his brand at all, and he comes away $100 million dollars richer and an even bigger brand.
The secret to negotiating is to have a deep understanding of what the other party wants.
Make the deal win-win. If the other party has massive leverage or if the deal could be a game changer for you or your business, don’t be afraid to give them more.

Lesson 22 - Spend More Time on Promotion

MMA training takes a considerable amount of time.
MMA fighters train in multiple disciplines, lift weights, and do a ton of cardio. They also need time to sleep and recover.
With all this training, how do you even have time to promote the fight?
Still McGregor has taken time to make appearances, go on press tours, television, podcasts, and more.
A lot of fighters hate promoting. It takes time away from the things they need to do to prepare for a fight.
No matter how hard it is, promotion is key to becoming a big name in the sport.
This is great advice, especially for creatives. Creatives spend so much time producing work. It seems productive, but you need to spend equal time promoting.

Lesson 23 - Diversify You Need Multiple Revenue Streams

As in most professional sports, MMA fighters take a brutal toll on their bodies. It is hard to determine the average fighter’s career length, but the 9-year rule, stating that fighter’s start to decline around the 9-year mark, is a good indicator.
This means that most fighters only have 10 years to maximize their career earnings in the sport.
McGregor has done this through sponsorships:
He has a residency deal with the Wynn Las Vegas for his post fight after parties.
He owns digital properties selling workouts (McGregor FAST Program), emojis (MacMoji App), the MacTalk App, and the everything McGregor and MMA website, the Mac Life. All of these generate additional revenue.
Then like a true Irishman, he started his own line of whiskey, Proper 12, just in time before the biggest fight of his MMA career against Khabib Nurmagomedov. In a genius move, McGregor sponsored his own UFC fight to promote his new whiskey. The brand has reportedly brought in $1 billion in sales in its first year.
Changing markets, the economy, or a pandemic can all change everything in an instant. It is important to have multiple revenue streams to both maximize revenue generation opportunities and safeguard you from a change in circumstances such as a lay-off.
Side Hustles are becoming more and more popular!

Lesson 24 - There is No Such Thing as Bad Publicity

Conor McGregor and his team’s bus incident ignited a flurry of bad press. A string of bad publicity follows. Let's take a quick look at the Google trends for Conor Mcgregor searches over time:
There are 12 peaks indicating high searches:
  1. Becomes Cage Warriors Double Champ (& tweeted by Joe Rogan)
  2. McGregor vs Mendes (& interviewed on Conan)
  3. McGregor vs. Aldo
  4. McGregor vs. Diaz I
  5. McGregor vs. Diaz II
  6. McGregor vs. Alvarez
  7. McGregor vs. Mayweather
  8. McGregor Bus Incident
  9. McGregor vs. Khabib
  10. Accusation of Sexual Assault
  11. Mcgregor Bar Fight
  12. Mcgregor vs. Cerrone
Numbers 8, 10, & 11 are all bad press.
But an old saying by P.T. Barnum rang true.
The fight with Khabib went on to become the biggest fight in UFC history.
Now the saying isn’t 100% true, we’ve all seen bad press sink a company, but let’s be real, this is the fight game. The fans secretly loved it. Come on, he’s a fighter. We expect this.
Bad Publicity can actually help smaller brands, as it still gets eyeballs on the product, service, or person. The strategy definitely has some risks, but we’ve seen some major brands built with bad press (think Kim K’s sex tape).
However, larger brands can lose a lot of business with bad press.

Lesson 25 - Forward Momentum Propels You Forward Choose Your Battles Wisely

After a long lay-off between the Khabib defeat, Conor needs to win a big fight to get back in title contention.
Donald Cerrone is a great matchup. It is a fight he is expected to win as he is a -300 favorite according to oddsmakers. Plus, Cerrone is one of the most entertaining fighters to watch with his stand and bang style.
McGregor’s quick win over Donald Cerrone provides him with forward momentum once again and vaults him right back into title contention.
Look for little wins. Forward momentum propels you forward, boosts your confidence, and reinvigorates your motivation.
Set goals. Blast them. Keep moving forward.

Lesson 26 - Be Willing to Walk Away if the Deal Isn’t Right

At this point, McGregor wants a big fight.
A rematch with Khabib, a contender’s fight against Gaethje, or a spectacle with either a Diaz trilogy or the BMF holder, Masvidal.
No other fights really make sense right now.
Maybe Conor will take a rematch with Floyd Mayweather or perhaps the talks about Pacquiao are true. Who knows.
Without the right match on the table, Conor decides to sit on the sideline until the right deal is presented.
Sometimes it is better to walk away and keep your stock high than to take a bad deal.

Bonus Lesson 1 - Take Care of Your Body & Mind

As an elite athlete, surely Conor McGregor is in great shape. Yet, it was a story about Lebron James that changed his entire outlook on training and mindset.
Lebron reportedly has a cadre of trainers, biomechanists, massage therapists, nutritionists, and personal chefs that have all contributed to his longevity in the sport. He does cryotherapy and spends time in the hyperbaric chamber. It was even reported that Lebron took ballet classes to help with his footwork.
He spends roughly $1.5 million a year on his body.
After McGregor read this, he knew he had to invest in his own body.
It seems he also worked with Tony Robbins, the ultimate life coach, to help with his mental state.
Work, Sleep, Family, Fitness, or Friends. Choose three.
The above is a running joke in the startup world. It is hard to juggle everything when you’re busy trying to change the world.
Physical fitness and mental health are extremely important. Keep in shape and you’ll be more productive, have more energy, and be able to think more clearly.

Bonus Lesson 2 - Develop Unbreakable Confidence

Conor McGregor exudes confidence. While all professional athletes share this trait, Conor’s confidence is off the charts even for professional athlete standards.
A lot of people mistake McGregor’s confidence for arrogance. Understandably so.
Yet, Conor believes what he is saying.
I’ve watched countless hours of pre-fight interviews of both Conor and other fighters. Conor McGregor has absolute certainty he is going to win.
Other fighters also believe they are going to win. However, you can see faint tells, twitches, micro expressions, or even vocal uncertainties in their responses. Subconsciously, somewhere deep down, the fighter has doubts. Doubts in themselves and doubts in their abilities.
This is not evident anywhere in Conor McGregor’s UFC career. This does put the Tony Robbins coaching into perspective. DId Conor need help getting his confidence back after he was defeated by Khabib? Tony Robbins would be the guy to get your mojo back!
I believe there are two main drivers to success in business:
  1. Believing in yourself
  2. Having something to prove
Confidence gets you on the road to success. If you believe in yourself, you’ll be willing to take the chance at greatness.
On the flip side of the coin, there is one group of people with low confidence that also have the ability to make it big - someone who is determined to prove their worth. These people are so determined to be successful their lack of confidence does not scare them away. Slowly, they become confident along the way.

Bonus Lesson 3 - Be Grateful

The one thing that surprised me in the research for this article was how grateful he is for everything he has accomplished.
Conor Mcgregor, an international sports legend with $100+ million dollars. A man that could have anything he wants. And he is truly grateful for his success.
No matter your success in life, this one is the key. No amount of money will ever make you happy. But gratitude - for your family, your friends, your lifestyle, for every little positive thing in your life that you take for granted, that is the real key to success and happiness.
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2020.08.15 19:13 spindizzy_wizard [Alien Crash] Bk 2 V1 Ch 14 First Fruits

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Chapter 14: First Fruits

"One of these days, I may actually have enough free time to attend the Hamathi Alliance University until then I'll just have to work with them and play with their equipment."
— William Kidd, AC, GCS, AFRL/Matrix, HAU-UNM

Everything Takes Time

"Well?!?"
"Take it easy, Kidd! They just fired the shot, it's going to take a while to get the response!"
"Sorry, Sorry, I'm just..."
"So excited to find out if your baby actually works. I fully understand. I was on tenterhooks with my first project too. It still doesn't do anything to the laws of physics, at least not in normal space. Although, I've heard people wondering about this new Matrix Gun effect. If the pipeline shrinks linearly from the source end to the target end, one fellow figures that we have at least the first half of a matter transporter."
"Except converting the entire body to a waveform that fits in the tunnel, carrying all the energy and information needed to reassemble the body, is beyond us even with Hamathi technology."
"Not quite the way he meant it. He thinks it's possible to create a, for want of a better word, "portal" that allows a human to enter the pipe as they are, and pop out at the other end unchanged, undamaged, and have traveled at least light-speed if not FTL."
"Does he need a receiver station?"
"Well, he's still working on that part. Maybe yes, maybe no."
... A thirty or so minute discussion on the possibilities of the tube ...
"Ah, here come the results, only they're about 7.5 seconds early. I'd say you've fallen well short of the necessary distance, either that, or there's something wrong with the targeting."
"Damn."
"Don't be so down, you're still getting good data."
"Well?!?!"
"Looks like... Yes, the light curve is precisely as predicted and within two kilometers of the target point, as well as we can tell at that distance anyway. As it stands, that's a VPE Radius of 2 kilometers giving a 33.51 cubic kilometer volume.
"Damn... I'd hoped for 0.5 kilometers; two kilometers is way too much room for a target to dodge."
"Aw, that's just a small matter of program management. Gotta find the right tech to goose into doing what you need."
"I'll keep that in mind."

Sensors And Spice

"So, Tyler, are you ready for your next lesson?"
"I'm tempted to say no, just to see what you say, Scans."
"I would say that ends your lessons entirely."
"Which would absolutely destroy me, but probably please my wife since I would be spending more time with her than with you."
"Our spouses are ever the most desired allocation of our time, and yet so seldom receive as much time as either party wishes."
"All too true... Scans? I've hesitated to ask, but..."
"I have a spouse, or as the saying goes, I have spice. They are with me now, as we speak."
"With you now? I don't mean to insult, but I am curious."
"Ah, yes, how are we all together in this one place. The usual question for a species that skipped the independent organs phase and went straight to completely integrated."
"You are a true colony organism?"
"Yes."
"I'm having trouble figuring out how that works. I mean, I know human bodies are effectively heavily integrated colony organisms with beneficial microbiota. Still, I could never figure out how a more loosely organized colony would store and access it's decision centers wherever the physical body joins the organism."
"In a way, I have the reverse issue with your arrangement. Everything is so fixed in position. There must be many times that a different organization would be more efficient."
"Oh, yes, agreed. The breathing and eating apparatus is particularly problematic. We share tubing at a critical juncture and depend on a small flap of flesh to close the lungs off from the digestive system. Sometimes this doesn't work very well.
"Back on what I meant, if you are a colony organism and have spice, I'm assuming that each spouse at least starts with independent intelligence and existence. And that somehow, if they are with you now, they integrate with you to create a gestalt being?"
"A masterful summation, mostly. My spice have independent intelligence and existence. It is I who only appear when my spice cooperate with each other. They are the basis of my life. Should my spice have a severe disagreement, I would cease to exist. However, there are benefits. If one spouse should suffer a fatality, I would be disrupted until another spouse could be found... Excuse me, they are not happy with the direction this conversation is taking. A moment of...
"Yes, yes, I was speaking hypothetically! ... Of course not! ... No, I love each and every one of you for yourselves. ... I can make only one suggestion to that. Dissolve the partnership. ... No. I do not want to, but neither do I wish to cause each of you distress. If you are so distressed that you cannot tolerate it, I yield my existence for your health. I only exist if you are happy with me and with each other. I cannot live if you are unhappy with me or each other. ... Do you wish to consider restructuring? ... I think it would be terrible for our integration with the Alliance and the people we have come to know, but if it's the only way for you to be happy? ... One moment please, our guest is becoming disturbed.
"Ah, as you can see, spice can sometimes be a bit too heated.
"No! Don't take it that way! ... Good deities all! Do what humans do! ... When a male human says something to a female human, and there is more than one way to take it, the female should take it in the best possible way! ... Yes, human males often have communications difficulties with females."
"If I may give a human male perspective?"
"Yes! Please!"
"Scans is correct. Communicating with a female of the species is fraught with difficulties unless there is either a professional relationship or a solid, well-founded personal relationship. Even in the latter, there can be moments of confused communication. That is where the "please take it in the best possible way" request came from. Males and females express things differently, and a male can easily (from the female perspective) say something that can be taken in a bad way by the female. This leaves the male wondering what he did wrong, and the female fuming because we have no clue what we did wrong. Since both sides (normally) consider that counterproductive, the male suggestion that you take it in the best possible way is accepted more often than not. With time, you gain knowledge of your mate and how to express things. With Time! May I ask, how long have you been spice?"
"Approximately three Earth years."
"Then you should definitely be using the "take it in the best way possible" rule. You haven't been together long enough to figure out everything."
"Ah, but some spice are male, and some are female."
"Then you have a triple problem, and you adapt the rule to fit. No one should take anything in any way other than the best possible. If you do have an issue with what was said, do not elevate it to an emotional argument. Try to keep it calm and find out what was really meant. Assuming is the absolute worst thing you could do. We have a saying about Assume. "Assume makes an Ass out of you and me." A play on words based on breaking the word into three, one, and two letters.
"Scans?"
"Yes, Tyler?"
"Joanne is never going to believe this. Marriage counseling for a true colony organization where the outward-facing sentient has existence only so long as the marriage survives."
"Do you think she might have a different perspective?"
"Scans, Spice, I absolutely guarantee that she will have a different perspective. Maybe we can get you a rather well-known book "Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus." It has a human perspective on the problem, but it may be useful. Shall I ask her?"
"The... consensus is yes. We would also like the book."
"Scans? Something you said a long time ago, about how having more than one person operating scans resulted in missed danger. You were talking about two of your species, weren't you?"
"Why, yes. Scans is our job because we do it best."
"Scans, how much of your exceptional ability is due to your spice adjustment to each other?"
"A large part of it, a huge part of it."
"And the two entities assigned to scanning together? How long had they worked together?"
"Oh, dear... It's a multi-dimensional problem even with one spice collective, with two? I'll have to take time to think about that with my spice. Oh, Tyler? My spice thank you, they've been somewhat bored without any multi-dimensional problems to consider."
"You are all welcome. Do you wish to postpone the lesson for today?"
"I think... WE think that would be an excellent idea. We have much to consider."
"This is something that works for humans, "start from the position that you love each other."
"Our thanks."

Spice? Spouse?

"Joanne? I think I sprained Scans' brain. Or should I say brains?"
"Brains?"
"He, She, or It, is a loosely organized colony organism. Scans, as such, only exists when his spice are in agreement with each other."
"Spice? As in the plural of spouse?"
"Indeed. He used the term himself."
"He... is Scans really "he"?"
"I'm not going to touch that question. He has always responded to the gender nouns consistently as male, so that's what I'm going with. In any case, I've volunteered you to give Scans the human female perspective on certain subjects. If we can lay hands on a copy of "Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus," Scans and his spice would appreciate it."
"They have two sexes?"
"I'll answer that this way, at least two. Three if you count Scans personality, which arises from the collection of spice. If they have a major disagreement, Scans, as such, ceases to exist. This can also happen if they lose too many spice, although there was an indication that they have some backup capability for Scans, at least if only one is lost. That is what set of the whole explosion of discussion between Scans, his spice, and me with my thumb fingered understanding of such things."
"Don't worry, dear, I'll fix whatever damage you did."
"Damage? I think I gave Scans a pretty good impression of the male position."
"That's what I said, dear, damage."
"You're smiling. How about we go explore that smile in depth."
"I thought you'd never ask."

Sensor Training For Dummies II

"Tyler! Time to get in that lesson that we missed last time. Please, no digressions this time, we need to keep your development going."
"Very well."
"I assume that you have spent the usual time acclimating to the dark?"
"I have, although I wonder if it's truly acclimating to the dark. It might be better to say that I am acclimating to a different kind of light. A kind that does not necessarily activate my retina in the same way that the narrow band of "visible" light does."
"Very good! I was wondering when you might come to that conclusion."
"I think it comes from your spice."
"Yes."
"They are the source of your incredible sensitivity."
"Yes."
"I am a single entity. Yet while my organs are closely integrated, they still have functions that are quite independent."
"So, I am given to understand."
"I wonder what sort of training would allow me to ... talk?... with each of them separately?"
"That is key to the next level. You will need to search out that method for yourself or find another route. You are human, we are not. Our means may not work for you, as your means may not work for us."
"All too true. I'll have to think about this, and maybe talk with Dr. Ymir. Our medical doctors get outright stuffy when you try to talk about things like this. If they can't measure it reliably, they don't want to deal with it."
"At least you already have proof of what they would call extraordinary ability."
"I may need to set up some demonstrations to get them to agree."
"Take your time. You'll likely get only one chance to convince them. We flubbed that chance, and it took decades to get the Hamathi to listen again."
"Well, we have one thing on our side."
"That being?"
"You exist, and the Hamathi know what you can do. If I flub the first demo, that should get me an easy second chance. After that, though? That's going to be rough, so I'll try to get it right the first time."
"Do or do not; there is no try."
"Holy... How did you get to watch that movie?"
"Your troops had a movie night. It was a fine night, so they set up a large screen against the wall of my home, with my permission. Between the brightness of the projector and the sound system's volume, just enough made it through the walls to be easily followed. An excellent story with many good aphorisms for life."
"I'll speak with the HAU/Engineering school, and see if we can come up with something that's less trouble and more enjoyable.

Time Pays Off The Gamble

"Well?!?"
"Kidd, did we not have this discussion last time?"
"Yes, and I don't care! Well!?!"
"We cannot know... How the hell?!? Those results shouldn't be in for another 15 minutes!"
"Well!?"
"Perfect light curve and the VPE is... Holy Hanna! ... zero! How'd you manage that!"
"You gave me the idea."
"I did?"
"Yes, I had to find the right tech to goose into doing what we needed."
"Wow, that's one hell of a tech! Who was it?"
"Chief Tyler."
"You didn't reach for a tech, you reached for a magician."
"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."
"You are aware of the corollary?"
"No, I didn't think it had one."
"Any sufficiently advanced magic is indistinguishable from technology."
"That's... weird... but true. Tyler is part of the military, I wonder how they're going to accept their first Technomage."
"Good name."

The Technomage Vs. The JCS

...
"General Mortimer, I do not care what it is called. I only state, and have recently proven that it works as described. The majority of the work came from my lessons with Scans and his spice. I use the terminology that I have been taught that Scans and I have worked out, and I find that it is an excellent match with what I do. The fact that you find it objectionable is irrelevant, Sir.
"If this body chooses not to make use of this ability, that is its loss. I will serve with the Alliance with the same dedication that I have always served the United States. After all, I will still be protecting the United States, just not under the command of idiots."
"That's not only insolent; it's a direct statement of intent to abandon your post."
"Be that as it may, General Mortimer, it is what I will do if my leadership is blind. The terminology used is of no concern to a race that faces interstellar locusts that will strip our entire system bare of all resources including the human race."
"If some of us become slaves..."
"No, General. Not slaves. Food. Having spoken with Scans extensively, and less so with Bo'sun Gryul, I have no doubt that the Mogri are as stated: exclusively carnivorous, and cannibalistic at need." deep breath Calm. Calm. Well, as calm as you can manage facing this twit. "General Mortimer, have you read any of the life support requirements for a fleet the size described? How many gigatons of food they would need to carry? How many beings they carry? The length of the voyages? The calculations that show they would still run out of food before the end of the voyage? How do you suppose they manage to survive as a species?
"No. You haven't, I can see it in your eyes.
"Gentlemen of the JCS. You each have a copy of my presentation, and the report of the devices that I constructed using the information I gained from the training. Those devices are so far beyond what we have that they might as well be called technical magic, and keep this in mind: I can best those devices with our standard gear." A pause. Mostly amused looks at Mortimer. "Sirs. My presentation is complete. I have much to do. I bid you all a good day."
"You hold on right there! We're done when we say we're done."
"General Mortimer, if you require a personal demonstration, I can provide it. I must warn you, Sir, that it will be personally humiliating to you."
"Tyler, if you say one word..."
"General, In your left trouser pocket, you have your keys, including a fob from a certain establishment. In your right trouser pocket, you are carrying a set of prophylactics. In your jacket inside the left pocket, a pen from a well-known corporation. Sir, if I was caught with that pen, I would be in Leavenworth in two finger snaps. Why in God's name, you choose to wear it to these meetings is beyond me. Sir. Shall I continue?"
"Lies!"
"Mr. Chairman! I have made my call. If you want me to continue within the United States of America Armed Forces framework, you will act NOW!"
"sigh Tyler, I was warned about you, and I see that the warnings were correct. You will not suffer fools above you if you know that they are going to make terrible mistakes. General Mortimer, you have disparaged the work being presented, on specious grounds, despite having been shown several demonstrations of the effectiveness of the devices presented. You now have two choices, empty your pockets or resign.
"I would like to point out to everyone that this meeting is classified Top Secret. Sharing any part of what happens in this meeting with anyone, unless it is part of an official report authorized by the Chair, constitutes a breach of security. The full penalty of both the UCMJ and federal law will fall upon the perpetrator. Yes. This applies even if General Mortimer resigns. No. I am not joking.
"General?"
"I... sigh Tyler, you are a miserable pain in the ass, who will sooner or later end up in more trouble than you can handle."
"Sir, I have no doubt that you are correct. Yet I must do as I believe is in the best interests of the country that I serve, regardless of whatever trouble it may land me in."
"Or anyone else... Mr. Chairman, fellow officers, Chief Tyler's summation is entirely accurate. At the least, I should not have worn the pen. Mr. Chairman. With your permission, I will return it today. I received it yesterday, and could not stand the thought of sending it back. Chief Tyler? Can you comment on my veracity?"
"I do not have as much practice with human emotions as I have with inanimate objects, but... I would say that you are telling the truth. General? I don't wish you ill, but the Chairman is right. I cannot accept leadership that refuses to listen to a warning. A warning that, if ignored, would lead to many pointless deaths."
"Point taken. Mr. Chairman. Chief Tyler is correct. It would be best if I resigned. I have too many flaws and not enough virtues."
"No, General Mortimer, you will not resign. You and I will discuss where we may best make use of your abilities. As our civilian leadership has done, so do we now. This matter is closed.

The Sensor Corp

"General Mortimer! They gave you this command?"
"Yes, Chief Tyler, they did. I suspect it's to test my resolve. Now, I understand that Scans has some pretty stiff standards for who he will accept and who he will not. We need some sort of test that will winnow out those who simply will not do, with a minimum of false negatives. Any ideas?"
"Sir? For my own skill set, which is primarily visual, yes, I can probably knock something out that will be a decent first cut. But for the other skill sets? I'll need to work with Scans and some volunteers. My immediate suggestion is that you contact the NCO grapevine, for any stories of unusual circumstances where a single soldier insisted on something sense-based and was later proven right."
"You mean along the lines of "I know there are Tangos on the other side of the river because I can feel them."
"That's one way, Sir. Or the people who can find their way through any terrain, and never get lost in foul weather or can fly without instruments through foggy mountains without splatting. Anything that stands out."
"Tyler? I never did get the story on how you figured out they were crashing."
"Sir, I don't think I could explain it clearly now. I'm looking at the same scope image as my partner. The ship is dropping what everyone else thinks is bombs, but it didn't make sense. Why start bombing over the North Atlantic? So I stared harder at my scope, looking for something to explain what was happening. In the light from that scope, I saw the pieces falling off. I didn't see the ship, just that green on black image, and the traces of the plates falling away. Near as I can figure, everyone else was waiving them off as noise. Now, Sir? I'm wondering if they ever even saw them at all."
"Well, I have another request. I'm not very well tied in with the NCO grapevine, having never been an NCO, or in a real combat command. I understand that you've recently been through every NCO training school we have, and they all gave you top marks. I'd appreciate it if you would travel to those schools in person to speak with the trainers. They're likely to have heard every strange story, and you're the best person to pick out the ones that may be what we need. If nothing else, it'll give you some guinea pigs to test with Scans."

Space Time Conundrum

"James?"
"Yes, William?"
"I've been thinking about the sensor gear that Tyler's group whipped up for us."
"So have I, that stuff is wonderful."
"Yes, James, it is. How did it get the results back fifteen minutes early?"
"Fifteen... minutes... early... You mean that you got the results back, fifteen minutes before light would have made the same journey?"
"Yes, exactly that."
"William, that's FTL. That isn't possible."
"James, I saw it happen, that makes it possible."
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2020.06.09 12:19 Slijmerig [Event] Ayiti: The Island Has Money

Unification has brought a new stability to an area historically rotten with corruption, and Ayiti’s economy is flourishing because of it. Each level of government is vying to attract cash-flows, and many of them are succeeding. Investments pour into the country from every angle, feeding expansion of the mineral sector, a growing industrial base, and developing resort towns. New complexities and complications arise every day, so it’s best to get a basic understanding of the Ayitian economy now, as simply as possible.

Currency

The Ayitian Dollar (AYD) was pegged to the USD at a rate of 20 AYD = 1 USD, although the central bank has allowed it to crawl closer to the expected natural market value with time. It comes in a 1 AYD seven-sided copper-coated coin, a 20 AYD circular nickel-coated coin, a 100 AYD paper bill, a 500 AYD paper bill, and a 1000 AYD plastic bill. Each denomination features a natural wonder, words of wisdom, an important building, or a historical figure on one side, with the amount they’re worth emblazoned on a cute little stylization of the island (surrounded by olive branches) on the opposite.

Primary Industry

The biggest player in Ayiti’s primary industry is the (80%) state-owned mining giant, the Ayitian Mineral Corporation. Recently, it’s entered a period of rapid expansion, buy-outs, and renovations, finally bringing joyous exploitation to the western side of the islands and its plentiful deposits. It operates almost all gold, silver, ferronickel, copper, bauxite, zinc, lignite, tin, marble, onyx, larimar, and travertine mines throughout the country, funneling these resources into private manufacturing firms.
Agriculture remains a mainstay of the Ayitian economy. In the west, a class of landed farmers own much of the land and dominate the cash crop market. They were artificially created through a land reform project, and are legally required to devote a serious portion of their acreage to more edible crops, bringing the island a lot closer to food independence than other caribbean countries. In the sugarcane industry, the previous government of the region, the “Dominican Republic,” forcibly reformed every sugar mill town into cooperatives, as previously these towns were practically slave plantations. Now, these sugar towns have begun slowly diversifying their crop and economy, although they remain among the poorest areas of the east. Common crops include cotton, coconuts, cocoa, cassava, tobacco, rice, corn, tomatoes, and pulses. Additionally, many farms have been experimenting with rubber production, an interesting prospect.
State and federal governments have been initiating programs to boost the Ayitian meat industry, subsidising ranches and other livestock businesses to make them competitive, at least domestically. This has meant a lot of local farms have begun producing feed-oriented crops to capitalise on the new market.
One of the more interesting developments has to be the establishment of an Ayitian fishing industry. Poor coastal towns have been granted subsidies in the form of fishing boats, equipment, and training, bringing a small economic boom for them as people caught the hang of this new life. Overfishing has become a serious-ish problem, but the Ayitian government seems to at least be monitoring the situation in preparation for new regulations.

Secondary Industry

As the primary industries prosper, they present new opportunities throughout the country. New refineries, factories, sweatshops, and firms of all kinds are being constructed, all so that the staggering wealth of the island may serve its people over foreigners, or at the very least circulate throughout the island more before its departure. These business ventures may receive tax breaks or be under the aegis of protectionist tariffs, or they may just be competitive on their own, but they are all here, and that’s what matters.
Before the resources of the island may be used, they must first be refined. Bauxite and chalcopyrite are refined into aluminium and copper, respectively. Ferronickel is refined into stainless steel with imported bituminous coal. Limestone is carefully processed along with other materials to create cement for concrete. The precious metals are purified, and the minerals are polished. The cotton is turned into thread and the thread into fabric. The sugarcane is milled and the tobacco dried. And only then does the real manufacturing begin.
For some of the gold, silver, for a lot of the larimar and onyx, their journey ends quickly- They’re turned into jewelry. The more beautiful and unique creations are made by local artisans, but larger jewelry firms have an advantage on those folks: They can import diamonds and gemstones, allowing them to better reach the engagement ring market. The local artisans still manage to scrape by, with the internet allowing them to set up small stores online, but the big bucks always come from big business.
For a lot of the gold, the silver, the copper, the tin, the aluminium, they get made into something potentially more exciting: Electronics. Electronics manufacturing is almost perfect for Ayiti, possibly even better if the reports indicating the possible presence of an abundance of rare earth metals within bauxite deposits pan out. Currently, the industry is limited to basic electrical items: Circuit breakers, relays, switches, that sort of stuff, but there’s an enormous potential to begin domestic assembly of larger electronics. If that means partnering up with foreign tech giants or trailblazing our own domestic companies through innovation and elbow grease, the Ayitian economy is up to the task!
For the textiles, their journey ends in the apparel industry, which is, fun fact, the one with the most foreign ownership in the whole country! Mind-bogglingly large sweatshops abound in this industry, and they can be found across the island, rather than being limited to a region or two. While working conditions aren’t exactly hospitable (with temperatures approaching the surface of Venus) it’s generally safe, and to compensate the pay’s good enough to sustain a whole family. Not many of those jobs anymore.
For some of the sugar and most of the tobacco and many of the less common crops, their journey ends with sin. Lots of sugar towns have built upon their tooth-decaying foundations with distilleries, where they produce loads of rum (of varying quality and flavour). Tobacco gets sold to either sweatshops of a different kind, where workers spend hours inside a boiling warehouse to roll cigarettes and cigarillos, or to local artisans, who diligently assemble cigars of a quality rivalling Cuba. Some less common crops, i.e. ones produced on the side of the farm, are brewed into beers for farmers to drink in their downtime or sell on local markets to other townsfolk. The joy of this small-scale craft brewing is well-documented, and many tourists come to rural towns just to get a taste of the local special. Even if it tastes like dirt, it’s got that small-town stench that’s just delightful. Some towns are even starting to capitalise on this, with DIY small businesses operating out of dedicated brewery buildings. It’s a bit dangerous, but nothing’s exploded yet, so the government hasn’t seen fit to intervene.
For everything else, if it’s not being exported, it probably goes into one of the much smaller sectors, to possibly be combined with some imported bits and turned into a bunch of miscellaneous commodities. There’s a minor chemical industry to provide some of the more complex products necessary for electronics and other gadgets that are easily producible without advanced equipment. Strangely enough, there’s also a lot of companies that produce medical instruments and laboratory equipment, like diagnostic machines, small appliances, and other simple stuff. Then there’s a surprising amount of folks that get by through making polished marble countertops for first-world kitchens. Finally there’s a bunch of niche gold products. Lots of gold leaf bibles are produced domestically, as are a lot of trophies and awards. Most dentists within the countries also use gold for almost all fillings, as it’s actually very slightly cheaper. The Ayitian government welcomes all of these economic oddities with open arms, and even encourages new industrial experiments with grants and subsidies. For instance, a small domestic automobile venture received most of its funding from an entrepreneurial grant, and the first Ayitian cars are expected to roll off a brand-new factory line within the year.

Tertiary Industry

As manufacturing expands, elevating the Ayitian people to a new height, the consumer class, so too must Ayitian services grow, not only to cater to the desires of economically uplifted Ayitian families with new shops and restaurants and whatever else, but to support the growth of the factories that sustain this new paradigm with goods and work for the people. And as retail expands and historically closed-off communities are pried open like oysters, the interests of tourists are piqued, and so new resorts and beach houses and airports must be erected to sustain and accommodate them, lest the economic opportunity be wasted. And we couldn’t have that.
To start it off, there’s the developing financial service sector. The standard international breed of advertising services, market analysts, public relations assistance, business insurance, planning firms, investment banks, and general financial services have finally popped up (perhaps a better term is fruited, in a fungal sense) in the big-name Ayitian cities. They offer oodles of help to the growing entrepreneurial class, as well as to foreign companies looking to get a grip on operations in the country. However, they are suffering from minor employment problems, as Ayiti still needs to work on boosting participation and graduation from universities.
But you don’t need a degree to work retail! Across the country, big-name domestic stores are seeking to become national franchises, vying against other corporations and foreign giants butting their way in. All the while the little guy gets thrown by the wayside as the communities that accept this new order introduce their small-town marketplaces to super-competitive supermarkets. Of course, it’s not limited to food or general goods. Pharmacies, boutiques, minimalls, restaurants, department stores, laundromats, entire hobbies and chores and even livelihoods are being outmoded as this modern march carries on. It’s a tale as old as time, but it’s no less tragic in the present. At least many Ayitian cities have local governments employing urban planners, so that they don’t turn out like the Americans did.
Those developments may sap the idiosyncrasies from a town, but they also make them much more palatable for the average first-world bougie tourist. So, as those tourists began to trickle into such towns, exploiting them becomes an economically viable tactic, leading to the growth of tourist trap culture, a lovingly passive-aggressive way to welcome a tourist while also emptying their deep, deep pockets. Local governments have to watch these schemes carefully though, as outright scamming will give the community a bad rap. Anyway, most of the actual money flows into already-established or at least somewhat established resort towns. That means beach houses, condos, timeshares, airports, and cruise ship-accessible docks. However, some of the tourists think a little too highly of themselves for standard beachside bustling city experiences. That’s where ecoterrorism tourism comes in. See, Ayiti, as a scenic tropical island country, has a lot of beautiful vistas and a host of exotic birds and plants. The bougiest of the bougies pay big money for locals to guide them to these locales and yammer on about history or culture or whatever. It’s a great gig, if you have the experience and can stop your tour-members from slipping off a small hill and shattering their ankle.
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Current statistics

GDP by sector %
Agriculture 7%
Industry 39%
Services 54%
Labour Force by sector %
Agriculture 14%
Industry 31%
Services 55%
Population below poverty line 36%
Unemployment 8%
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2020.05.02 21:50 mascaraforever Cover page research

I got sucked into this mystery a while back when it first appeared on reddit (over a year ago? I can't remember) and lost interest after a while. With quarantine and everything I've had a chance to revisit and saw that this sub had been created....wanted to post some of my thoughts and findings in case they help solve the puzzle. From my previous investigation, I feel like the themes that are repeated throughout the book include cherokee, rosicrucians (and other secret orders such as freemasons and Illuminati) and the american southeast. So going back this time, I tried to stick with that angle.
I like to go chronologically, so I started again with the opening page of the book, along with the book itself.
The publisher: Doubleday publishing company has an interesting history that includes a merger with Aldine press. Aldine press was started in the 1400's by an Italian who was heavily involved with the humanist and occultist movement in Europe. http://pansophers.com/rosicrucian-romance/ Doubleday merged with aldine and adopted it's logo- the anchor. https://f5db1a33c5d48483c689-1033844f9683e62055e615f7d9cc8875.ssl.cf5.rackcdn.com/Behold%20the%20Sign%20-%20Ralph%20M.%20Lewis.pdf. The anchor has significance to the Order of the Rose Cross.
First thing in the actual book is the name and date- looks like G. (or S) B. Von der Bernmar, 1838. Now, since we know this book didn't come about until 1959, it's obviously not an ownership mark. So what is the significance? During my last stint, I found information on a book of ciphers recently decoded, known as the Copiale cipher. It was a book describing the rituals of a secret society- possibly freemason, possibly Rosicrucian, maybe Illuminati. But what struck me about this was that the inside cover of that book also contained a similar signature line. There it read "Philipp 1866". https://cl.lingfil.uu.se/~bea/copiale/ The decoders used the name to determine that the decoded text was in German. I thought that was interesting and possibly of significance, especially since this book and the date do not in any way match up.
The date: 1838. Two things of interest within the theme occurred that year. 1) The trail of tears began. and 2) Samuel Morse and his partner Vail sent the first telegraph. The TOT reference does seem to apply to the Cherokee theme so that could work. Working the angle of Morse is equally interesting, however.
Morse's father Jedidiah Morse (known as the "father of American geography") helped start the Illuminati panic in the late 1700's. He held that the Illuminati, started in Bavaria, was attempted to infiltrate and control the United States. We do know that there was, indeed, a feud between the Illuminati and the Rosicrucians in Bavaria right around this time. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Illuminati#Conflict_with_Rosicrucians
According to those who adhered to Jedidiah's assertions (including George Washington, apparently) Thomas Jefferson was the candidate of the Illuminati and that they sought to control the United States. His theory was that they had infiltrated groups of Masons, especially in the Northeast. A few years later, things would be turned on their heads when Morse himself was accused of actually being the REAL Illuminati. https://trace.tennessee.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?referer=https://www.google.com/&httpsredir=1&article=1002&context=utk_early-american
Samuel Morse, Jedidah's son, is credited with creating Morse code. Samuel was an artist early on in his life and was heavily interested in ciphers and codes. The code utilized in the creation of Morse code was actually the Bilateral Cipher which was invented by Sir Francis Bacon, a master in the Rosicrucian order. Bacon is credited by some as being the true identity of none other than William Shakespeare. Samuel Morse, while refraining from calling them by name, also railed against the plot of the Bavarian Illuminati in various writings and even a book.
the symbols scattered around the page:
The eye and hand is one I found intriguing, especially after reading the translation of the Copiale cypher. It describes a ritual in which the initiate is unable to "see" until he touches his hand to an amulet of an eye worn by the master. Another thing I found was that in Rosicrucian code, the left hand is said to mean "code" or "cipher". Combined with the eye and the numbers, which are said to be the "blueprint of God" and/or the "sacred pattern", these three portions taken together may be telling the reader that these are codes containing sacred information. If you look carefully at the hand presented in the drawing, it is a left hand palm up.
The star of Ishtar is featured to the left of this symbol. It represents the goddess Venus.
There is another Venus symbol located next to the coordinates. Venus is an important figure to Rosicrucian teachings.
The map type drawing containing the pyramid and "x"'s looks like it could be an overlay of sorts. Like if you had a map, you'd place the pyramid over the coordinate site and see where the x's land. Could be interesting. My next step is to try and locate Morse's old maps containing the coordinates given to see if anything stands out.
There are also a few upward arrows scattered around the coordinates. In the copiale cipher, an upward arrow translated to the German "CH" sound. Not convinced this is in any way applicable here, but thought it was interesting nonetheless. Another interpretation is that the arrows could stand for Sagittarius. Some additional information here http://rosanista.tripod.com/mobile/index_042.htm (you'll notice many symbols from the book in these pages.
This is getting really long, so I'll continue my research on the coordinates a little later. Hope there are still a few people active in this sub! :)
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2020.04.26 20:37 fredlovesyou4free This week in quarantine: Venus Williams’ workout partner Rob Gronkowski, DIY workout equipment and more

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2020.04.19 05:41 Chtorrr Here are 300 free short science fiction stories you can download from Project Gutenberg

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2020.04.08 18:11 badpauly Significant Activist Hedge Fund Activity (Last 7 Days)

These are the latest Schedule 13D forms filed by activist investors in the last 7 days. Activist investors are investors that make an investment with the intention of influencing management in some way. There is evidence that following activist investors into investments can generate excess returns. Schedule 13G forms, in contrast, are filed by significant investors with no intention of influencing management (such as Index funds).
There is always a lot of interest in insider trades, but what a lot of people probably don't realize is that hedge fund activity is probably more predictive of future returns than insider activity. The reason is that hedge funds (a) have large research budgets, and (b) have a choice where to put their money. In contract, insiders have no choice where to put their money, but only when to time their transactions.

New Filings

This table lists new 13D filings in the last week. A new filing does not necessarily indicate a new position, as investors frequently accumulate in advance before reaching the filing threshold.
Date Form Company Investor Shares Ownership Change
04‑08 13D SRLP / Sprague Resources LP Oaktree Capital Group Holdings GP, LLC 1,850,000 8.09%
04‑08 13D BCLI / BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics Inc. Abbhi Investments, LLC 2,372,408 9.04% 0.11
04‑07 13D WTER / Alkaline Water Company Inc. (The) Wright Richard A 3,950,000 8.02% 197.04
04‑07 13D HCHC / HC2 Holdings, Inc. SINGER JULIAN D. 2,968,921 6.43% 26.08
04‑06 13D QTM / Quantum Corp. B. Riley Financial, Inc. 8,226,241 20.64% 25.17
04‑06 13D SW / Sierra Wireless Lion Point Capital, LP 2,144,396 5.9%
04‑06 13D KSBO / KBS Strategic Opportunity REIT Inc. MCMILLAN PETER 3,954,824 5.71%
04‑03 13D ATLC / Atlanticus Holdings Corp. McCamey William 839,049 5.1%
04‑03 13D TEN / Tenneco, Inc. ICAHN CARL C 9,136,392 14.99% -0.07
04‑03 13D SHRG / Sharing Services Global Corp. DOCUMENT SECURITY SYSTEMS INC 12,500,000 9.9%
04‑02 13D TMUS / T-Mobile US, Inc. SoftBank Group Capital Ltd 304,606,049 24.7%
04‑02 13D BBBY / Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. Legion Partners Asset Management, LLC 6,869,562 5.41% 54.57
04‑01 13D FARM / Farmer Brothers Co. Trigran Investments, Inc. 2,237,553 %
04‑01 13D LMB / Limbach Holdings, Inc. Pratt Brian 1,537,800 20.0% 2.51

Amended Filings

This table lists amended filings in the last week, and is useful for monitoring changes in existing investments or when a fund closes a position. I have eliminated all filings with less than a 5% change in ownership.
Date Form Company Investor Shares Ownership Change
04‑08 13D/A ITCC / InsPro Technologies Corp. Independence Health Group, Inc. 0 0.0% -100.00
04‑08 13D/A AUXO / AUXILIO, Inc. Horton Capital Management, Llc 1,046,045 9.99% 9.78
04‑07 13D/A SHRG / Sharing Services Global Corp. DOCUMENT SECURITY SYSTEMS INC 13,989,433 11.1% 12.12
04‑07 13D/A BNSO / Bonso Electronics International, Inc. SO ANTHONY 2,581,770 54.0%
04‑07 13D/A FFIC / Flushing Financial Corp. GAMCO INVESTORS, INC. ET AL 1,017,548 3.59% -10.03
04‑07 13D/A RUSHB / Rush Enterprises, Inc. GAMCO INVESTORS, INC. ET AL 609,899 6.81% -8.47
04‑07 13D/A AKRX / Akorn, Inc. Akella Rao 11,733,445 9.3% -21.85
04‑07 13D/A MFT / BlackRock MuniYield Investment Quality Fund BANK OF AMERICA CORP /DE/ 2,746 100.0%
04‑07 13D/A NWLI / National Western Life Group, Inc. MOODY NATIONAL BANK TRUST DIVISION 289,474 8.42%
04‑07 13D/A PNPL / Pineapple Express, Inc. Ortega Jaime 45,790,000 46.99% -10.83
04‑07 13D/A MTL / Mechel OAO Zyuzina Ksenia I. 90,816,877 21.82% -19.10
04‑07 13D/A CTRP / Ctrip.com International, Ltd. Priceline Group Inc. 29,612,822 4.93% -18.24
04‑07 13D/A VERO / Venus Concept Inc. Healthquest Partners Ii, L.p. 4,004,628 12.4% -8.15
04‑07 13D/A HGEN / Humanigen, Inc. Cheval Holdings, Ltd. 69,631,459 57.3%
04‑06 13D/A LEVI / LEVI STRAUSS & CO Prime Joshua E 6,452,316 9.3% -23.14
04‑06 13D/A FEIM / Frequency Electronics, Inc. Edenbrook Capital, LLC 1,723,249 18.92% 8.67
04‑06 13D/A HCHC / HC2 Holdings, Inc. Percy Rockdale LLC 2,649,038 5.7% 7.55
04‑06 13D/A NHF / NexPoint Credit Strategies Fund DONDERO JAMES D 3,961,413 8.6%
04‑06 13D/A EHI / Western Asset Global High Income Fund Inc. Saba Capital Management, L.P. 8,351,378 18.9% -10.85
04‑06 13D/A EL / Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (THE) LAUDER JANE 22,547,283 9.2%
04‑06 13D/A EL / Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (THE) Lauder Jane A. Trust u/a/d 11/6/2003 17,161,020 7.0%
04‑06 13D/A INAP / Internap Corporation GAMCO INVESTORS, INC. ET AL 1,236,481 4.64% -6.45
04‑06 13D/A AGE / AgeX Therapeutics, Inc. Juvenescence Ltd 16,837,817 %
04‑06 13D/A GGO / The Gabelli Go Anywhere Trust GAMCO INVESTORS, INC. ET AL 70,719 13.44% -41.05
04‑06 13D/A ESCC / Evans & Sutherland Computer Corp. Elevate Entertainment Inc. 100 100.0% 8.34
04‑06 13D/A HIO / Western Asset High Income Opportunity Income Fund, Inc. Saba Capital Management, L.P. 12,912,550 10.1% -15.83
04‑06 13D/A EVV / Eaton Vance Limited Duration Income Fund Saba Capital Management, L.P. 6,002,296 5.2% -34.18
04‑06 13D/A DKL / Delek Logistics Partners LP Delek Logistics Partners, LP 20,745,868 %
04‑06 13D/A 83356Q108 / So-Young International Inc AREO HOLDINGS Ltd 12,743,406 14.13%
04‑03 13D/A CVNA / Carvana Co. Garcia Ernest C Ii 85,379,035 57.4% -12.77
04‑03 13D/A ATGE / Adtalem Global Education Inc. International Value Advisers, LLC 6,442,734 11.4% -9.52
04‑03 13D/A NWLI / National Western Life Group, Inc. MOODY NATIONAL BANK TRUST DIVISION 2,500 0.0% -100.00
04‑03 13D/A TOPS / TOP Ships, Inc. Family Trading Inc. 17,274,140 12.8% -41.28
04‑03 13D/A BLIN / Bridgeline Digital, Inc. Binsalamah Ziyad 208,510 7.3% 10.11
04‑03 13D/A ZAGG / ZAGG Inc Roumell Asset Management, LLC 1,193,696 4.0% -11.11
04‑03 13D/A TGNA / TEGNA Inc. Standard General L.P. 25,715,479 11.8% 21.65
04‑03 13D/A PDD / Pinduoduo Inc. Tencent Holdings Ltd 792,622,428 29.2% -5.50
04‑02 13D/A TPUB / Tribune Publishing Company SLAINE MASON P 2,866,349 7.9% 14.49
04‑02 13D/A USWS / U.S. Well Services, Inc. Crestview Partners Iii Gp, L.p. 65,858,649 57.93% 68.84
04‑02 13D/A 29137T101 / EMMAUS LIFE SCIENCES INC 0.00000000 Niihara Yutaka 13,122,477 25.7%
04‑02 13D/A NOVN / Novan, Inc. Reedy Creek Investments Llc 7,902,936 11.1% -34.32
04‑02 13D/A RCON / Recon Technology, Ltd. Shenping Yin 648,303 12.86% -15.39
04‑02 13D/A BATRA / Liberty Media Corporation GAMCO INVESTORS, INC. ET AL 304,400 16.72% 5.36
04‑02 13D/A OMN / Omnova Solutions, Inc. GAMCO INVESTORS, INC. ET AL 0 0.0% -100.00
04‑02 13D/A RCON / Recon Technology, Ltd. Guangqiang Chen 625,328 12.4% -17.88
04‑02 13D/A OXLCO / Oxford Lane Capital Corp. Karpus Management, Inc. 1,780,246 20.59% 18.27
04‑02 13D/A ATHX / Athersys, Inc. Healios K.k. 16,000,000 9.4% -16.81
04‑02 13D/A NTGN / Neon Therapeutics, Inc. Access Industries Holdings LLC 2,153,803 7.46% -15.71
04‑02 13D/A HBMD / Howard Bancorp, Inc. Patriot Financial Partners II, L.P. 2,167,263 11.58% 17.44
04‑02 13D/A VRSZ / Verso Corporation Scw Capital Management, Lp 2,242,227 6.37% 11.36
04‑02 13D/A MIFI / Novatel Wireless, Inc. Golden Harbor Ltd. 23,840,504 24.3% -16.78
04‑01 13D/A SGBX / SG Blocks, Inc. SWETS LARRY G JR 143,157 8.89% -28.07
04‑01 13D/A ESTE / Earthstone Energy, Inc. Flatonia Holdings, LLC 1,752,020 5.9% -16.90
04‑01 13D/A NCMI / National CineMedia, Inc. Standard General L.P. 18,224,731 22.9% 7.01
04‑01 13D/A DARE / Dare Bioscience Inc Hawley Roger 1,095,105 4.8% -27.27
04‑01 13D/A POAI / Predictive Oncology Inc. Armstrong R Douglas Phd 212,811 3.61%
04‑01 13D/A IMMR / Immersion Corporation Shannon River Fund Management LLC 1,421,112 4.6% -9.80
04‑01 13D/A AIRT / Air T, Inc. Swenson Nicholas John 1,264,563 43.4%
04‑01 13D/A HFFG / HF Foods Group Inc. Spot Light Investments, Llc 3,089,354 5.92% -77.38
04‑01 13D/A RSLSD / ReShape Lifesciences Inc. ARMISTICE CAPITAL, LLC 11,747,502 98.8%
04‑01 13D/A CBB / Cincinnati Bell, Inc. GAMCO INVESTORS, INC. ET AL 1,401,892 2.77% -33.25
04‑01 13D/A 65341D102 / NEXPOINT RESIDENTIAL DONDERO JAMES D 2,409,762 9.5%
04‑01 13D/A WOR / Worthington Industries, Inc. MCCONNELL JOHN P/OH 17,541,090 31.3% 5.03
04‑01 13D/A PKTX / ProtoKinetix, Inc. SMITH CLARENCE EDWARD 91,451,825 30.8% 6.94
04‑01 13D/A PTVCA / Protective Insurance Corporation Dowling Vincent J. Jr 149,404 14.0% 152.25
04‑01 13D/A CBMG / Cellular Biomedicine Group, Inc. Liu Tony 1,036,040 5.4% -5.26
04‑01 13D/A GARS / Garrison Capital Inc. STILWELL JOSEPH 205,440 1.3% -74.00
Source: Fintel.io/activists
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2020.03.23 20:31 fractalfay He thinks I’m a dirty woman: recap of Before the 90 Days S04E05!

Have you heard of meetings that should have been emails? Welcome to episodes that should have been previews, as we travel around the world watching different faces have the same conversation, while I battle a fever that could have at least had the decency to wrap this episode in hallucination.
First up is Avery, who tricked us into believing she’d spend the night starfishing in a room of one’s own, and instead went full octopus. She wakes up ten years younger, free from the chains of makeup. This is either evidence of a high quality fuckfest, or bathing in the blood of virgins, and it’s Avery’s first night in town, so give the girl a minute to network. Professional gigolo Ash assures us it was just another productive night at the office, but his eyes are protruding just a touch more than before.
“Dude is fucktastic,” Avery explains, eyes shaking manically. “Dude dunked on my vagina and smashed the backboard. I’m not going to be able to do scorpion pose for a week.”
“Connection,” Ash insists. “We had a lot of intense, heart-centered connection. On a soul level. In an opening the flower petal by petal kind of way. That’s why I’m popular with the florist.”
In the kitchen they produce a variety of brightly colored fruits and vegetables to arrange on the counter, while they discuss how successful they’ll both be in California, before they move to North Carolina or Austin for the “community” and housing prices. Avery is uneasy about her upcoming meeting with Ash’s more attractive brother, Antish, who you might remember from his stint playing Scar in The Lion King. Neither brother drinks, but Avery’s wine-implant has been misfiring, and there’s not a marijuana leaf in sight. No matter how many times she dips her genitals into the ocean, it’s just not the same as tossing back a few dirty martinis and peeing in the street while crying. So she’s gonna like…have to order a drink. If he’s okay with that. If he doesn’t mind.
“I only speak in New Age jargon, so I don’t want to restrict your expression, even if it requires imbibing in nature’s deceptive nectar. Thank you for bringing these concerns to my attention. Men are from Mars, women are from Venus,” Ash salads.
“You always know the right things to say,” Avery responds, as the only person to feel this way. “I feel like you’re coaching me.” Well, sort of, except Ash’s best play was directly deposited the night before, so yeah.
Ash reveals that his brother is an introvert who doesn’t want a 90DF cast member and the entire crew in his face all day, because he’s seen this show and knows his whole joint is going to smell like Burger King and bad decisions for weeks, and cleaning supplies are at a premium right now. His suspicion of Avery makes me wonder if Ash comes from cash, but if this show has taught us anything, it’s that you can have a double-wide propped on concrete blocks owned by the bank with a notice of eviction, and a steady stream of rats and feral children crawling in and out a hole chewed through the door, and a relative will still surface to derp, “She’s jerst after yer gooooold, Jethro!”
After a day of wandering around the city removing toxins and banishing negativity, they decide to enter the presence of an incubus, servant to the great god Buzzkill. Their introduction takes place in the safety of a restaurant, with this (almost verbatim) exchange:
Avery: Have you eaten here before?
Antish: Yes.
Avery: Interesting. What house have you been sorted into?
Antish: Slytherin. And you?
Avery: Hufflepuff.
Antish: Interesting.
Most of their interaction is punctuated by “interesting,” which is a nice, neutral way of saying, “I’m storing this info for future combat.” What is interesting is that Antish is clearly upset about the possibility of his brother moving to another country, but instead of acknowledging that, he presents his borderline rage as a logical response to the on-off nature of their relationship.
“I’m going to need a drink. With vodka. Just turn the bottle upside down into this glass and walk away,” Avery requests.
“You know, I’m going to need one too,” Ash says. “He will definitely be appalled by this and blame you for my misdeeds, over and over, for the remainder of the season.”
“Well guys, we all know that one drink can lead to two drinks, and you can’t talk to Jesus when you’re drunk.” Benji, what the fuck are you doing here? “Look at my simpering expression. Do you want this, Avery?”
Antish continues scowling at the drinks, while demanding to know why they think this can work, exactly. He asks about the impact on their children, and Avery explains that Ash told her this wouldn’t be a problem. The dark current roiling from Antish’s eyes towards his brother underscores the likelihood that this is total bullshit.
“I feel like I’m being interviewed by the person who wants the job,” Avery observes, while Antish shreds her resume in the background.
Meanwhile, over in Big Ed’s alternative universe, a short middle-aged dude with mayo hair who hasn’t had sex in 28 years and is lying about vasectomy plans is concerned about his 23 year-old girlfriend’s past. Big Ed is fully exhausted by the white-knuckle ten minutes he spent in a public market, valiantly defending his gaping wallet from all the people around him refusing to speak English or count money in American. He furiously scans the horizon for something he can gift himself while insisting he’s treating Rose, and spies a nail salon, where an innocent stranger is tasked with massaging his bean feet and pulling out toe jam with her fingernail.
“When Ed stress, he suck life from room,” Rose considers. “Ed need calm down. No sex 28 years no good. Orgasms back up to brain, leak out of back in sweat river.”
“I was mildly uncomfortable, and moderately inconvenienced,” Ed explains. “This is definitely not what I signed up for when I went hunting for a barely-legal bride in an impoverished country. Wondering where all the Purell is? I have it. All of it. Purell is the new mayo.”
Rose is disappointed in the day’s trajectory, because she foolishly thought Ed might actually be fun, and that they’d spend their time examining their shared future, which doesn’t fit with Big Ed’s plan to go spelunking through her past. “I haven’t even had a chance to build a detailed timeline around the events of her 17th birthday. And as someone who cheated on his last wife and then gave up, I demand perfection. I’m hoping she’s never had the chance to be young.”
“Relax, I’m on your side,” Rose indulges.
“You promise? Always on my side? Forever and ever?” There will never be enough assurance.
Rose: Yes. You want lollipop?
Big Dud: I want a red one and the blue balloon!
Rose: You can have lollipop OR balloon.
Big Dud: I NEVER GET WHAT I WANT.
Then Big Ed is ready to bring up the elephant in every technophobe boomer’s closet of dead ideas: THE FACEBOOK. 4,000 friends?! How can she possibly have 4,000 drinks with 4,000 people on a regular basis? You can’t have a 4,000-way call, so the only other option is an STI!
“This 2020,” Rose makes a bold attempt. “I click button, say yes, okay? No big deal. Invisible friend, okay?”
“That can’t be how it works.”
“Yes. It’s okay. Open request, all men from Morocco. They want love me for personality. And this one is Soja Boy. He celebrity. It’s okay.”
This matter isn’t settled, but they head to a restaurant, where Big Dud is ready to move from riding her about her mysterious past to demanding she get an STI test to medically explain it. It takes her a minute to understand what’s happening, and when she figures it out she’s livid.
Rose: Why you no watch Paul season?
Big Dud: I’m sorry. I thought I would get an original storyline, but they really like the germaphobe angle.
Rose: Then you get test too.
Big Dud: Whoa whoa whoa slow down there, this isn’t about your comfort, it’s about mine.
Rose: I feel like you don’t trust me.
Big Dud: I don’t. As someone lying about wanting additional children, I have to assume other people are also lying so I don’t have to look at myself. I will now pompously excuse myself and hope that your desperation to escape poverty is in line with my delusions of grandeur.
Ed goes outside to arrogantly assume he’s achieved the upper hand, and Rose starts to cry, and says she’s very hurt. She thought Ed would treat her like a person, not a fuck doll. “He thinks I’m a dirty woman. He doesn’t treat me as his girlfriend.” Then she gets up to rage, and her eyes have gone full Ash.
She finds Big Asshole and says that she wants to go home and doesn’t want to be around him anymore. She rapidly fires off her romantic history, which includes Prince’s father bouncing and starting a whole new family with another woman, and asks the very valid question: “Why do I always have to defend?” Then she storms off, with Ed trailing behind, blathering about how they’re “getting somewhere” and insisting that this information is all he wanted.
“That’s another lie,” Angela is there for us. “Lying again. This is why I don’t trust you, Michael.”
Michael: How did I get here?
Big Asshole: It wasn’t my intention to hurt her, or to think about her feelings at all.
Rose wants to leave, and Ed insists that his primary concern is her safety, and so he offers to get her a hotel room in another hotel, or a different room in the hotel where he’s staying. She says she wants a different hotel, and he puts her in a cab and she takes off.
“I don’t believe in love,” he warbles. “I’m going to find a nice guys subreddit and talk about how all women are bitches who only want Chad.”
Since we’re already in the heart of darkness: I can’t tell if Lisa is dating Usman or if she’s in Nigeria to arrest him, but I’m certain police work is more romantic than this relationship. He walks into their hotel room with a heaping plate of something Lisa declares “spicy,” because it contains flavor. Rice falls from his mouth and Lisa looks at him with a weird toothless and lipless smile, while they discuss the next day’s premiere party, where Lisa expects him to “handle” his female friends. This either means pretending they don’t exist, or lining them up blindfolded for instagram execution.
Usman tells Lisa he has a surprise for her, and since she’s full-on delusional this could be anything. He takes her to his studio, which is just a dark room with a keyboard and some foam stapled to the wall, and this is perhaps the most honest music studio ever presented on television.
“Is this where you recorded the song about me? I’m not sure if that’s your only song, or just the only song I’m interested in,” Lisa asks.
“I’ll go there for you, anything you want and I’ll go do for you, numanumanuma and a you you you,” Usman sings.
The video director, Umar, stops by to say hello, before retreating to the comforts of his red velvet pimp couch. Lisa demands to know if he’s the “idiot” who knows what a model is, even if she doesn’t, while Usman protests that he’s not an idiot, but he’s no longer sure that marrying one is worth the green card. Lisa hasn’t seen the new, heavily-edited version of the video yet, but the director has divorced himself from the final product, which features an overlay of Lisa in a ponytail and flip flops struggling to pack a suitcase and gumming a whip cream-heavy Starbucks before slamming Usman’s face into her clam.
Usman tries for a second introduction, but Umar is already annoyed by this human obstacle who created more work for him. He calls Lisa “queen of queens” because she gets what she wants, and Lisa (rightly) assumes there’s a dig tucked in there, but doesn’t consider for a second that it might be because she’s totally irrational.
The hits keep coming when they go out to dinner to meet Abba, a music industry colleague, who Usman hopes will explain the music industry to Lisa, who already knows everything. After Abba declares Lisa lucky to be with Sojaboy, Usman tells Abba that every scene of the model in his music video has been removed, so now it’s just him standing on a concrete wall, wearing sunglasses and dancing and pointing at things. Abba is appalled, and tries to tell her that she doesn’t understand the music industry, while Lisa insists that the video “took away from the concept of the song.” That concept is a creeping shadow hovering behind Usman, while he makes an open bid for the American hip hop market. Abba says she’s bringing trouble to his career, and asks Lisa if women other than girlfriends appear in music videos in the United States. Lisa insists they don’t, because she only watches music videos for songs that are about her.
Unable to contain himself or this bullshit any longer, Abba asks the question on everyone’s mind: Are you trying to ruin his music career? Lisa is insulted and wants Usman to defend her. Usman is more concerned about making sure Abba is at his premiere party, and so Lisa says she’ll give them a few minutes, then flounces away, and once again she fails to note that no one is running after her. After standing there sulking for a second and bitching to the producers, she returns to insist she wants to leave immediately, and Abba gets the hell out of there before she can make suggestions for album titles and cover art. Usman is embarrassed that she’s not “acting like a woman,” which he totally needs her to do just long enough to get his music video on American television.
In a different upside down, David is hunting for an engagement ring for his 27 year-old Ukrainian fan-fiction. He’s looking for something that isn’t a diamond, but could be presented as diamond, which is a succinct summary of their entire relationshit. Like many cast members before him, David feels inspired to share his entire life story with a dead-eyed customer service rep looking around for the emergency exits. Later, David packs his suitcase and chooses to call lube “massage oil” because he uses it to massage his taint, so close enough. Stop it, David. We know what Astroglide looks like, and that shit is going to spill all over your suitcase unless you invest in a new bottle that’s been properly sealed. Enjoy your sugar-semen clothing, David.
David’s friend Jim comes by to blind other drivers with his gleaming teeth the entire route to the airport. He asks if David thought Lana bowing out of their cruise plans for “medical reasons,” the last time he tried this was a red flag, and David explains it wasn’t, it was a prophecy, because do you read the news, Jim? One flight later he lands in Odessa, where friend Anya is waiting to meet him. These two met years ago when Anya was on the hunt for an American husband, but when they met Anya felt no sparks, but she didn’t feel inspired to seek out a restraining order, because he isn’t Geoffrey.
David confesses he hasn’t had much luck with women, and that his last two relationships fell apart because the women “weren’t ready for a relationship” which I’m going to go ahead and translate to mean “they weren’t ready to diaper me.” Anya has concerns that Lana might be using David, while David talks about how Lana is definitely going to meet him this time, because they need pictures or he’s not going to be able to get her a K1 visa. Desperation for American citizenship is one of three rings of 90DF romance, right before calling your partner a pussy and demanding an STI test. In Why Are We Watching This, Shitshow, Yolanda is still pretending to be in a relationship. Williams contacts her to share his concerns about the mysterious deletion of his instagram, which expired through no fault of his own. This tends to happen when you’re trying to escape someone you’ve met online who won’t send money. It’s unclear whether they’ve selected travel dates or the proper fictional airport and hotel, but in the meantime Yolanda is ready to go shopping at a store named Hottie with her friend Kim. She declares an intention to get something sexy and cute for a trip that isn’t going to happen, and Kim plays along, mostly, but fails to summon appropriate enthusiasm for Williams’ heart-emoji text message, because she isn’t 12.
Now it’s time to catch up with Erica, who lives in the Kansas of Australia, and a man is standing behind her throwing kangaroos into her photo frame. This is new. Go on. Instead of gifting us additional airborne marsupials, we’re redirected to the town’s socializing train tracks, where Erica rocket-pops a camp chair into position, and joins several extras from The Tribe. Her friends express suspicion that Erica is already calling a woman she’s never met her girlfriend, but they can’t summon the will to flip a camp chair or put down an energy drink over it, especially when there’s many forms of insect life to fan. Erica tells them that she’s going to have to move to Murica if she and Stephanie are going to be together in the long run, but if it doesn’t work out they’ll still have all those new followers.
“Like 4,000? Like 4,000 new friends?” Big Ed asks.
Erica looks back on what made her fall in love with Stephanie, who isn’t just another blondish big-boob woman talking about sex on the internets; she’s a blondish big-boob woman talking about sex on the internet who doesn’t apologize for who she is. We call this Meghan Trainor feminism. Erica has always known she’s bisexual, but there are so few gay people in Port Augusta that her only option was an import. Erica is nervous about coming out to her family for the first while Stephanie is in town, even though they’re open minded and already suspect she likes dicks and chicks. Eager for additional insight, the producers press the pals for opinions.
“There’s a lot of bugs here,” Friend 1 and Friend 2 say. “And there’s a road. That one, I guess, though I don’t see why you couldn’t just drive straight across this field. Now if you don’t mind, we need to get back to our chairing.”
In the airport Stephanie waffles back and forth between mask embarrassment and mask necessity, before busting out the makeup remover wipes for a proper waiting area whore’s bath. She spots Erica on the way down the escalator, and she’s waiting in a candy heart dress with pineapple cookies that makes Stephanie question her decision to wear a bile-colored wraparound dress all over again. Stephanie declares that she feels like she’s arriving in slow motion, and they warmly embrace and don’t kiss because Stephanie isn’t sure what the protocol is, or how down she is for PDA if it isn’t an announcement across the airport. They’re giggling like mad as they wrestle with the complexities of hand holding, and who smells and who doesn’t. Stephanie admits that she’s nervous about having sex after a long stint of intentional celibacy, that has nothing in common with the celibacy of David or Ed.
Next week, Lisa keeps up her love-bullying and tries to determine the guest list as Usman’s premiere party, Erica’s underwear is on full display before she gets uncomfortable at Stephanie’s suggestion of bathroom sexy time, Ed tries to locate Rose to he can whine anew, and Darcey takes another exhausting tittie outfit out for a spin around Tom’s balls.
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2020.03.23 20:30 fractalfay He thinks I’m a dirty woman: recap of Before the 90 Days S04E05

Have you heard of meetings that should have been emails? Welcome to episodes that should have been previews, as we travel around the world watching different faces have the same conversation, while I battle a fever that could have at least had the decency to wrap this episode in hallucination.
First up is Avery, who tricked us into believing she’d spend the night starfishing in a room of one’s own, and instead went full octopus. She wakes up ten years younger, free from the chains of makeup. This is either evidence of a high quality fuckfest, or bathing in the blood of virgins, and it’s Avery’s first night in town, so give the girl a minute to network. Professional gigolo Ash assures us it was just another productive night at the office, but his eyes are protruding just a touch more than before.
“Dude is fucktastic,” Avery explains, eyes shaking manically. “Dude dunked on my vagina and smashed the backboard. I’m not going to be able to do scorpion pose for a week.”
“Connection,” Ash insists. “We had a lot of intense, heart-centered connection. On a soul level. In an opening the flower petal by petal kind of way. That’s why I’m popular with the florist.”
In the kitchen they produce a variety of brightly colored fruits and vegetables to arrange on the counter, while they discuss how successful they’ll both be in California, before they move to North Carolina or Austin for the “community” and housing prices. Avery is uneasy about her upcoming meeting with Ash’s more attractive brother, Antish, who you might remember from his stint playing Scar in The Lion King. Neither brother drinks, but Avery’s wine-implant has been misfiring, and there’s not a marijuana leaf in sight. No matter how many times she dips her genitals into the ocean, it’s just not the same as tossing back a few dirty martinis and peeing in the street while crying. So she’s gonna like…have to order a drink. If he’s okay with that. If he doesn’t mind.
“I only speak in New Age jargon, so I don’t want to restrict your expression, even if it requires imbibing in nature’s deceptive nectar. Thank you for bringing these concerns to my attention. Men are from Mars, women are from Venus,” Ash salads.
“You always know the right things to say,” Avery responds, as the only person to feel this way. “I feel like you’re coaching me.” Well, sort of, except Ash’s best play was directly deposited the night before, so yeah.
Ash reveals that his brother is an introvert who doesn’t want a 90DF cast member and the entire crew in his face all day, because he’s seen this show and knows his whole joint is going to smell like Burger King and bad decisions for weeks, and cleaning supplies are at a premium right now. His suspicion of Avery makes me wonder if Ash comes from cash, but if this show has taught us anything, it’s that you can have a double-wide propped on concrete blocks owned by the bank with a notice of eviction, and a steady stream of rats and feral children crawling in and out a hole chewed through the door, and a relative will still surface to derp, “She’s jerst after yer gooooold, Jethro!”
After a day of wandering around the city removing toxins and banishing negativity, they decide to enter the presence of an incubus, servant to the great god Buzzkill. Their introduction takes place in the safety of a restaurant, with this (almost verbatim) exchange:
Avery: Have you eaten here before?
Antish: Yes.
Avery: Interesting. What house have you been sorted into?
Antish: Slytherin. And you?
Avery: Hufflepuff.
Antish: Interesting.
Most of their interaction is punctuated by “interesting,” which is a nice, neutral way of saying, “I’m storing this info for future combat.” What is interesting is that Antish is clearly upset about the possibility of his brother moving to another country, but instead of acknowledging that, he presents his borderline rage as a logical response to the on-off nature of their relationship.
“I’m going to need a drink. With vodka. Just turn the bottle upside down into this glass and walk away,” Avery requests.
“You know, I’m going to need one too,” Ash says. “He will definitely be appalled by this and blame you for my misdeeds, over and over, for the remainder of the season.”
“Well guys, we all know that one drink can lead to two drinks, and you can’t talk to Jesus when you’re drunk.” Benji, what the fuck are you doing here? “Look at my simpering expression. Do you want this, Avery?”
Antish continues scowling at the drinks, while demanding to know why they think this can work, exactly. He asks about the impact on their children, and Avery explains that Ash told her this wouldn’t be a problem. The dark current roiling from Antish’s eyes towards his brother underscores the likelihood that this is total bullshit.
“I feel like I’m being interviewed by the person who wants the job,” Avery observes, while Antish shreds her resume in the background.
Meanwhile, over in Big Ed’s alternative universe, a short middle-aged dude with mayo hair who hasn’t had sex in 28 years and is lying about vasectomy plans is concerned about his 23 year-old girlfriend’s past. Big Ed is fully exhausted by the white-knuckle ten minutes he spent in a public market, valiantly defending his gaping wallet from all the people around him refusing to speak English or count money in American. He furiously scans the horizon for something he can gift himself while insisting he’s treating Rose, and spies a nail salon, where an innocent stranger is tasked with massaging his bean feet and pulling out toe jam with her fingernail.
“When Ed stress, he suck life from room,” Rose considers. “Ed need calm down. No sex 28 years no good. Orgasms back up to brain, leak out of back in sweat river.”
“I was mildly uncomfortable, and moderately inconvenienced,” Ed explains. “This is definitely not what I signed up for when I went hunting for a barely-legal bride in an impoverished country. Wondering where all the Purell is? I have it. All of it. Purell is the new mayo.”
Rose is disappointed in the day’s trajectory, because she foolishly thought Ed might actually be fun, and that they’d spend their time examining their shared future, which doesn’t fit with Big Ed’s plan to go spelunking through her past. “I haven’t even had a chance to build a detailed timeline around the events of her 17th birthday. And as someone who cheated on his last wife and then gave up, I demand perfection. I’m hoping she’s never had the chance to be young.”
“Relax, I’m on your side,” Rose indulges.
“You promise? Always on my side? Forever and ever?” There will never be enough assurance.
Rose: Yes. You want lollipop?
Big Dud: I want a red one and the blue balloon!
Rose: You can have lollipop OR balloon.
Big Dud: I NEVER GET WHAT I WANT.
Then Big Ed is ready to bring up the elephant in every technophobe boomer’s closet of dead ideas: THE FACEBOOK. 4,000 friends?! How can she possibly have 4,000 drinks with 4,000 people on a regular basis? You can’t have a 4,000-way call, so the only other option is an STI!
“This 2020,” Rose makes a bold attempt. “I click button, say yes, okay? No big deal. Invisible friend, okay?”
“That can’t be how it works.”
“Yes. It’s okay. Open request, all men from Morocco. They want love me for personality. And this one is Soja Boy. He celebrity. It’s okay.”
This matter isn’t settled, but they head to a restaurant, where Big Dud is ready to move from riding her about her mysterious past to demanding she get an STI test to medically explain it. It takes her a minute to understand what’s happening, and when she figures it out she’s livid.
Rose: Why you no watch Paul season?
Big Dud: I’m sorry. I thought I would get an original storyline, but they really like the germaphobe angle.
Rose: Then you get test too.
Big Dud: Whoa whoa whoa slow down there, this isn’t about your comfort, it’s about mine.
Rose: I feel like you don’t trust me.
Big Dud: I don’t. As someone lying about wanting additional children, I have to assume other people are also lying so I don’t have to look at myself. I will now pompously excuse myself and hope that your desperation to escape poverty is in line with my delusions of grandeur.
Ed goes outside to arrogantly assume he’s achieved the upper hand, and Rose starts to cry, and says she’s very hurt. She thought Ed would treat her like a person, not a fuck doll. “He thinks I’m a dirty woman. He doesn’t treat me as his girlfriend.” Then she gets up to rage, and her eyes have gone full Ash.
She finds Big Asshole and says that she wants to go home and doesn’t want to be around him anymore. She rapidly fires off her romantic history, which includes Prince’s father bouncing and starting a whole new family with another woman, and asks the very valid question: “Why do I always have to defend?” Then she storms off, with Ed trailing behind, blathering about how they’re “getting somewhere” and insisting that this information is all he wanted.
“That’s another lie,” Angela is there for us. “Lying again. This is why I don’t trust you, Michael.”
Michael: How did I get here?
Big Asshole: It wasn’t my intention to hurt her, or to think about her feelings at all.
Rose wants to leave, and Ed insists that his primary concern is her safety, and so he offers to get her a hotel room in another hotel, or a different room in the hotel where he’s staying. She says she wants a different hotel, and he puts her in a cab and she takes off.
“I don’t believe in love,” he warbles. “I’m going to find a nice guys subreddit and talk about how all women are bitches who only want Chad.”
Since we’re already in the heart of darkness: I can’t tell if Lisa is dating Usman or if she’s in Nigeria to arrest him, but I’m certain police work is more romantic than this relationship. He walks into their hotel room with a heaping plate of something Lisa declares “spicy,” because it contains flavor. Rice falls from his mouth and Lisa looks at him with a weird toothless and lipless smile, while they discuss the next day’s premiere party, where Lisa expects him to “handle” his female friends. This either means pretending they don’t exist, or lining them up blindfolded for instagram execution.
Usman tells Lisa he has a surprise for her, and since she’s full-on delusional this could be anything. He takes her to his studio, which is just a dark room with a keyboard and some foam stapled to the wall, and this is perhaps the most honest music studio ever presented on television.
“Is this where you recorded the song about me? I’m not sure if that’s your only song, or just the only song I’m interested in,” Lisa asks.
“I’ll go there for you, anything you want and I’ll go do for you, numanumanuma and a you you you,” Usman sings.
The video director, Umar, stops by to say hello, before retreating to the comforts of his red velvet pimp couch. Lisa demands to know if he’s the “idiot” who knows what a model is, even if she doesn’t, while Usman protests that he’s not an idiot, but he’s no longer sure that marrying one is worth the green card. Lisa hasn’t seen the new, heavily-edited version of the video yet, but the director has divorced himself from the final product, which features an overlay of Lisa in a ponytail and flip flops struggling to pack a suitcase and gumming a whip cream-heavy Starbucks before slamming Usman’s face into her clam.
Usman tries for a second introduction, but Umar is already annoyed by this human obstacle who created more work for him. He calls Lisa “queen of queens” because she gets what she wants, and Lisa (rightly) assumes there’s a dig tucked in there, but doesn’t consider for a second that it might be because she’s totally irrational.
The hits keep coming when they go out to dinner to meet Abba, a music industry colleague, who Usman hopes will explain the music industry to Lisa, who already knows everything. After Abba declares Lisa lucky to be with Sojaboy, Usman tells Abba that every scene of the model in his music video has been removed, so now it’s just him standing on a concrete wall, wearing sunglasses and dancing and pointing at things. Abba is appalled, and tries to tell her that she doesn’t understand the music industry, while Lisa insists that the video “took away from the concept of the song.” That concept is a creeping shadow hovering behind Usman, while he makes an open bid for the American hip hop market. Abba says she’s bringing trouble to his career, and asks Lisa if women other than girlfriends appear in music videos in the United States. Lisa insists they don’t, because she only watches music videos for songs that are about her.
Unable to contain himself or this bullshit any longer, Abba asks the question on everyone’s mind: Are you trying to ruin his music career? Lisa is insulted and wants Usman to defend her. Usman is more concerned about making sure Abba is at his premiere party, and so Lisa says she’ll give them a few minutes, then flounces away, and once again she fails to note that no one is running after her. After standing there sulking for a second and bitching to the producers, she returns to insist she wants to leave immediately, and Abba gets the hell out of there before she can make suggestions for album titles and cover art. Usman is embarrassed that she’s not “acting like a woman,” which he totally needs her to do just long enough to get his music video on American television.
In a different upside down, David is hunting for an engagement ring for his 27 year-old Ukrainian fan-fiction. He’s looking for something that isn’t a diamond, but could be presented as diamond, which is a succinct summary of their entire relationshit. Like many cast members before him, David feels inspired to share his entire life story with a dead-eyed customer service rep looking around for the emergency exits. Later, David packs his suitcase and chooses to call lube “massage oil” because he uses it to massage his taint, so close enough. Stop it, David. We know what Astroglide looks like, and that shit is going to spill all over your suitcase unless you invest in a new bottle that’s been properly sealed. Enjoy your sugar-semen clothing, David.
David’s friend Jim comes by to blind other drivers with his gleaming teeth the entire route to the airport. He asks if David thought Lana bowing out of their cruise plans for “medical reasons,” the last time he tried this was a red flag, and David explains it wasn’t, it was a prophecy, because do you read the news, Jim? One flight later he lands in Odessa, where friend Anya is waiting to meet him. These two met years ago when Anya was on the hunt for an American husband, but when they met Anya felt no sparks, but she didn’t feel inspired to seek out a restraining order, because he isn’t Geoffrey.
David confesses he hasn’t had much luck with women, and that his last two relationships fell apart because the women “weren’t ready for a relationship” which I’m going to go ahead and translate to mean “they weren’t ready to diaper me.” Anya has concerns that Lana might be using David, while David talks about how Lana is definitely going to meet him this time, because they need pictures or he’s not going to be able to get her a K1 visa. Desperation for American citizenship is one of three rings of 90DF romance, right before calling your partner a pussy and demanding an STI test. In Why Are We Watching This, Shitshow, Yolanda is still pretending to be in a relationship. Williams contacts her to share his concerns about the mysterious deletion of his instagram, which expired through no fault of his own. This tends to happen when you’re trying to escape someone you’ve met online who won’t send money. It’s unclear whether they’ve selected travel dates or the proper fictional airport and hotel, but in the meantime Yolanda is ready to go shopping at a store named Hottie with her friend Kim. She declares an intention to get something sexy and cute for a trip that isn’t going to happen, and Kim plays along, mostly, but fails to summon appropriate enthusiasm for Williams’ heart-emoji text message, because she isn’t 12.
Now it’s time to catch up with Erica, who lives in the Kansas of Australia, and a man is standing behind her throwing kangaroos into her photo frame. This is new. Go on. Instead of gifting us additional airborne marsupials, we’re redirected to the town’s socializing train tracks, where Erica rocket-pops a camp chair into position, and joins several extras from The Tribe. Her friends express suspicion that Erica is already calling a woman she’s never met her girlfriend, but they can’t summon the will to flip a camp chair or put down an energy drink over it, especially when there’s many forms of insect life to fan. Erica tells them that she’s going to have to move to Murica if she and Stephanie are going to be together in the long run, but if it doesn’t work out they’ll still have all those new followers.
“Like 4,000? Like 4,000 new friends?” Big Ed asks.
Erica looks back on what made her fall in love with Stephanie, who isn’t just another blondish big-boob woman talking about sex on the internets; she’s a blondish big-boob woman talking about sex on the internet who doesn’t apologize for who she is. We call this Meghan Trainor feminism. Erica has always known she’s bisexual, but there are so few gay people in Port Augusta that her only option was an import. Erica is nervous about coming out to her family for the first while Stephanie is in town, even though they’re open minded and already suspect she likes dicks and chicks. Eager for additional insight, the producers press the pals for opinions.
“There’s a lot of bugs here,” Friend 1 and Friend 2 say. “And there’s a road. That one, I guess, though I don’t see why you couldn’t just drive straight across this field. Now if you don’t mind, we need to get back to our chairing.”
In the airport Stephanie waffles back and forth between mask embarrassment and mask necessity, before busting out the makeup remover wipes for a proper waiting area whore’s bath. She spots Erica on the way down the escalator, and she’s waiting in a candy heart dress with pineapple cookies that makes Stephanie question her decision to wear a bile-colored wraparound dress all over again. Stephanie declares that she feels like she’s arriving in slow motion, and they warmly embrace and don’t kiss because Stephanie isn’t sure what the protocol is, or how down she is for PDA if it isn’t an announcement across the airport. They’re giggling like mad as they wrestle with the complexities of hand holding, and who smells and who doesn’t. Stephanie admits that she’s nervous about having sex after a long stint of intentional celibacy, that has nothing in common with the celibacy of David or Ed.
Next week, Lisa keeps up her love-bullying and tries to determine the guest list as Usman’s premiere party, Erica’s underwear is on full display before she gets uncomfortable at Stephanie’s suggestion of bathroom sexy time, Ed tries to locate Rose to he can whine anew, and Darcey takes another exhausting tittie outfit out for a spin around Tom’s balls.
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2020.01.20 07:16 ValentinesDayy1 Happy Valentines Day Quotes for Girlfriend

Happy Valentines Day Quotes for Girlfriend
The most well known legend is that St Valentine - a cleric from Rome - was captured after furtively wedding Christian couples, who were being aggrieved by Emperor Claudius II in the third century AD.As helping Christians was viewed as a wrongdoing, St Valentine was detained; while in prison he endeavored to change over the head to Christianity and was sentenced to death. He was beaten with stones and clubs, before being Happy Valentines Day Quotes for Girlfriend guillotined outside the Flaminian Gate. As per a few, while in jail St Valentine became hopelessly enamored with the prison guard's girl and sent her an affection letter marked 'from your Valentine' on February 14, the day of his execution, as a farewell. earing a coronet produced using blossoms and with a stenciled engraving, St Valentine's skull currently lives in the Basilica of Santa Maria in Cosmedin, Rome.

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A coffin containing various St Valentine's bones and a vial of his blood have been put away in the Whitefriar Street Church, in Dublin, since 1936, and couples normally visit the strict holy place to request that he watch over their lives. Numerous couples planning to wed additionally make a beeline for this congregation on February 14, the dining experience day of the holy person, for a Blessing of the Rings within the sight of the reliquary. What has Cupid have to do with everything? Cupid, additionally referred to in Latin as Amor ("Love"), is the lord of want, sexual love, fascination and friendship. He is as often as possible depicted as the war god Mars, just as the child of the adoration goddess Venus.
His Greek partner is Eros and he is only one of the antiquated images related with St Valentine's Day, alongside the state of a heart, birds, and the hues red and pink. Today, he is ordinarily depicted as a little winged figure with a bow and bolt which he uses to strike the hearts of individuals. Individuals who begin to look all starry eyed at are said to be "struck by Cupid's bolt". For what reason is the heart related with adoration? The heart was once connected with information just as sentiments: Egyptians accepted that the heart was the wellspring of our recollections, just as our feelings. They put such a great amount of significant worth on the organ that they left it in individuals' bodies during embalmment, while tossing every other organ, including the cerebrum, away. Furthermore, they weren't the main ones - Aristotle additionally accepted that the heart was an organ of insight.
This thought was generally acknowledged until Galen, a Roman doctor, said the heart was bound to be answerable for feelings than reason - separated from affection, which was found in the liver. As the impact of Christianity developed in the Middle Ages, so did the religion's blending of the heart with affection. 'Elegant love', where knights charmed ladies, got mainstream in the eleventh century and was attached to otherworldly achievement.
It became promoted in verse ballads composed by troubadours, for example, William of Aquitaine, one of the primary troubadour artists. Some state he was likely impacted by comparative perspectives on adoration in the Islamic world, which he came into contact with during the First Crusade. In 1184, artist Andreas Capallenus alluded to the organ as one of fondness, composing 'the unadulterated love which ties together the hearts of two sweethearts with each sentiment of enjoyment'. Around a similar time, individuals from European families started to demand their hearts were covered independently from the remainder of their bodies, in places that were extraordinary to them. In 1199 King Richard I of England had his heart covered in Rouen in Normandy and his body in Anjou, where his dad was covered.
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2019.12.30 01:58 yeroc1016 Our New Year's tradition is to watch a movie set in the new year. Here is a list of movies set in 2020.

Annihilation Earth (2009) 3.2/10 (US)
Two scientists must save the planet when terrorists destroy a supercollider.
Black Butler (2014) 6.2/10 (JPN)
After her supposed death, a young woman returns as the son of her noble family to precede the family's prestigious company, with a demon at her side to avenge her parent's murder.
Brexit: The Uncivil War (2019) 7.0/10 (UK)
Political strategist Dominic Cummings leads a popular but controversial campaign to convince British voters to leave the European Union from 2015 up until the present day.
Code Name Phoenix (2000) 4.6/10 (US)
A Hong Kong martial artist joins forces with a U.S. marshal in 2020 to stop the release of a virus that halts the aging process.
Domino (2019) 4.4/10 (US)
A Copenhagen police officer seeks justice for his partner's murder by a mysterious man.
Droid (1988) (US)
just read the wiki. this one might be my top choice.
Edge of Tomorrow (2014) 7.9/10 (US)
A soldier fighting aliens gets to relive the same day over and over again, the day restarting every time he dies.
Future X-Cop (2010) 3.4/10 (HK)
A cop travels back in time to take on a corporation that's out to eliminate a doctor who has created a new technology which can break up the monopoly on a energy resources.
Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018) 6.3/10 (US)
Count Dracula and company participate in a cruise for sea-loving monsters, unaware that their boat is being commandeered by the monster-hating Van Helsing family.
In Search of Fellini (2017) 6.2/10 (US)
A shy small-town Ohio girl who loves movies but dislikes reality, discovers the delightfully bizarre films of Federico Fellini, and sets off on a strange, beautiful journey across Italy to find him.
Jil Jung Juk (2016) 6.8/10 (IN)
In 2020, three guys get into trouble, while smuggling cocaine.
Mission to Mars (2000) 5.7/10 (US)
When the first manned mission to Mars meets with a catastrophic and mysterious disaster after reporting an unidentified structure, a rescue mission is launched to investigate the tragedy and bring back any survivors.
Napping Princess (2017) 6.3/10 (JPN)
In the near future, a high school senior discovers that events in her waking life begin to parallel events in her dreams.
Pokémon: Destiny Deoxys (2004) 6.1/10 (JPN)
A comet bearing a deadly Pokemon creature crash-lands onto Earth, terrorising a nearby high-tech city, where Ash, Pikachu and friends are currently visiting...
A Quiet Place (2018) 7.5/10 (US)
In a post-apocalyptic world, a family is forced to live in silence while hiding from monsters with ultra-sensitive hearing.
Real Steel (2011) 7.1/10 (US)
In the near future, robot boxing is a top sport. A struggling ex-boxer feels he's found a champion in a discarded robot.
Reign of Fire (2002) 6.2/10 (US)
A brood of fire-breathing dragons emerges from the earth and begins setting everything ablaze, establishing dominance over the planet.
Stranded (2001) 5.4/10 (ES)
1st Mars mission crash lands, kills the captain and 5 survive. Help from Earth will take 2+ years. Food and electricity (recycling oxygen and water) shortage means only 2 can survive. The other 3 leave and have their last hours recorded.
Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) 6.5/10 (US)
An augmented human and Sarah Connor must stop an advanced liquid Terminator, from hunting down a young girl, whose fate is critical to the human race.
Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet (1965) 3.8/10 (USSUS)
In 2020, after the colonization of the moon, the spaceships Vega, Sirius and Capella are launched from Lunar Station 7 [...].
At least watch the trailer for this one.
Yesterday (2002) 5.0/10 (KR)
1990, A number of children suddenly disappear. Meanwhile, the Ministry of Defense selects an elite group of scientists for a top-secret mission. Then, 30 years later, the year is 2020 on a reunified Korean Peninsula [...]
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2019.12.20 18:05 eggplant_express Egyptian Mystery School - Multiple Esoteric Concepts Covered

This is a long post that puts a spotlight on the following topics:
- Consciousness - Spiritual Alchemy & Liberation - Hieros Gamos (Holy Marriage) - Heaven is the Sun - Aliens - who/what/when/where/how? - The relationship between Fear, Evil, & Love - Humans evolved from Lions - Reality is an infinite, negentropic, holofractal Lorenz system - Matter - Earth grid evolution - Isis and Osiris as Female-Male blueprint - The Demiurge is your parents - Jungian Active Imagination - Synchronicity - Astral traveling
------------------------------>Consciousness
Human consciousness is a self-similar reflection of the day-night cycle of Earth. The active conscious mind, just like the Sun, outshines all subconscious influences. Those subconscious influences are always present, however, just as the infinitude of stars are always in the sky, whether we can see them or not. When sleep approaches, the conscious mind slips below the horizon, and the variegated influence of a distributed infinity dominates.
Think of the mind as having a primary locus (consciousness) with an infinitude of secondary, subconscious influencers, of varying magnitude.
All is one; your mind reflects the consciousness of every star (each a sentient collective) whose light touches it.
A corollary to this is that you as an sentient entity, are present in the minds of everyone you know as a subconscious influencer. All of humanity is linked in this way because we are all one.
Each focal point of consciousness is the universe experiencing itself from that unique perspective.
------------------------------>Spiritual Alchemy & Liberation
Throughout history, nomadic-missionary caravans came to embody the transitory yet continuously regenerating nature of the soul itself. The word caravan itself roughly means ‘sun god will protect souls.’ To always be moving, to renounce attachment to the material, to harmonically engage with one’s environment are each virtues that the lifestyle facilitates. Today’s archetype of the gypsy most closely represents this lifestyle. As the Romani flag demonstrates, the dynamic between the heavens (blue), the earth (green), and the threshold-crossing nature of the gypsy ignites the passion of the truly free soul (red chakra wheel/mandala). This quest for balance and harmony ultimately leads one to the very essence of the universe and the underlying structure of duality; balance, reconciliation, and integration between the spiritual and material, light and dark, conscious and unconscious, male and female, yin and yang, subject and object, linear and nonlinear, causal and acausal. By synthesizing and spreading these concepts via the Silk Road, the wanderers were crossing another threshold, bridging another duality: East and West, in both a geographical and philosophical sense.
Threshold crossing, or “going down to the crossroads” is a fundamental aspect of a nomadic lifestyle and the theme plays a pervasive part in many myths and legends. Hermes (who is also variously known as Atlantiades, Thoth, Enoch, Mercury), the messenger of the gods or “god of travelers”, literally means “heap of stones, boundary marker.” The duality from which this reference stems is life and death – the heap of stones at a gravesite that stands at the threshold between the material and spiritual. Similarly, the word hermaphrodite, which shares the same root, is characterized by having attributes of both sexes – a literal manifestation of the integration of anima/animus. Similarly, Shiva and counterpart Parvati/Kali/Shakti were originally a merged entity known as Ardhanarishvara. Symbolic crossings of fertile, life-giving rivers is another related, consistent theme: the Egyptian Pharaohs’ ritual crossings of the Nile and William of Orange’s perverted ritual crossing of the Boyne both symbolically represent the Sun crossing the “starry waterway” of the Milky Way and passing into the underworld (the duat). This spiritual journey is symbolically represented on Hermes’ staff, the caduceus – the two snakes of the kundalini (representing earth) wind their way up the spine, activating each chakra, until they ultimately set the soul free into the heavens (represented by the wings at the top of the staff).
As an artifact of infinity, one’s seeking never ends, but it does reach a milestone pivot point when it confronts and integrates the duality within its own soul, recognizes its oneness with the universe, and the eternal nature consciousness. This awakening event is metaphorically deeply ingrained in many myths and cultures across the globe: the search for the Holy Grail which endows eternal life, the alchemist’s quest for the Philosopher’s Stone, which transmutes base metal (ignorance) into gold, and Jason’s mythical search for the Golden Fleece of a holy ram are just three examples. The parallels between these traditions were recognized by the Rosicrucians, who reframed the common, underlying spiritual quest in Christian symbology. The Rosicrucian inscription “Ingi Natura Renovatur Integra” is reminiscent of the Romani flag’s symbolism and means “By the (divine) Fire (of Love) all Nature becomes renewed.”
The integration of the unconscious anima/animus by the conscious mind and resultant rebirth is perhaps best demonstrated symbolically however by the depiction of the violent interplay of the primordial demon-slaying goddess Kali (unconscious raw energy) trampling on her husband Shiva (the substrata of universal consciousness) while holding the decapitated head of the ego. Slaying the ego can also be seen as the opening of the “third eye” or ajna chakra – the Shiva/Shakti energies reside there in their merged, primordial state as Ardhanarishvara. This dynamic is also reflected in the Kabbalistic Tree of Life as the intertwined relationship between Chokmah (male) and Binah (female). As the Egyptian descendants learned and then propagated, this experience – while painful – pales in comparison to the inevitable world-destroying trauma of an ego left unconfronted and unchecked. Once the male and female principles have reconciled, they reside back in the heart center.
------------------------------>Hieros Gamos (Holy Marriage)
The man who has conquered fear, integrated his anima, and undergone a spiritual transmutation is now primed to reenter the material world and embark on the next phase of his journey. This phase is best represented archetypically as the slaying of the dragon, which in turn wins the hero the love of a princess. Perhaps the most foundational myth of this type is that of Perseus and Andromeda. Perseus, having slain the serpentine Medusa (the embodiment of his fear), releases the winged Pegasus from her neck, is given winged sandals by Hermes. Perseus flies to Ethiopia to kill the sea monster guarding the princess and ultimately marries her. Andromeda – to Perseus, the collective consciousness, and the field of astronomy itself – represents fundamentally something that is “more than meets the eye”, a continuously unfolding revelation. Just as Perseus discovers she is not merely just a princess, but in fact the key to both of their spiritual enlightenment and immortality, the world discovered that the constellation of Andromeda of 12 stars actually contains within it an entire galaxy of more than 1 trillion stars (more than twice the number of our own Milky Way galaxy).
Full liberation can thus be seen as a four step, sequential, duality-bridging process. The female aspect first liberates the male spiritually (integration of the anima), the male liberates the female materially (the slaying of the dragon), the female liberates the male materially (the holy marriage), the male liberates the female spiritually (the integration of the animus) – this final step is hinted at by Andromeda’s very name, which means “to be mindful of man.” In Jungian terms, the result is a quaternio hieros gamos – a holy marriage between the four aspects of the two individuals.
------------------------------>Heaven is the Sun
Heaven is the Sun & “God” is just the collective of all stars, who themselves are each a collective all of their planets harvested, sentient entities of goodness & love. This “collective of collectives” co-creates reality for each other. All love.
Every star is a sentient collective. Every star is a heaven unto itself. If you love in this toughest of dimensions, you get harvested into heaven when you die, where you live forever with your family and everything you loved in this life and it is beautiful forever.
The Egyptians called the “as above, so below” phenomenon correspondence. In this density, you can notice correspondences by picking up on what Jung called synchronicities.
Heaven is much like the Earth, but it radiates love. It changes and gets better as it orthogonally twists up into higher dimensions forever, outside of time, The Egyptians visualized this transition as hieroglyphic humans walking 90 degrees up the walls.
You traverse the universe via the aether as sentient light.
The higher densities are outside/above time. All of your experiences (on Earth and forevermore) are captured holographically in the Akashic records for you and your family to view and interact with eternally. Those are kind of like home videos for your family, who live in paradise with all sorts of beautiful correspondences from your time on Earth.
Field of Reeds, Valhalla, Heaven, Elysian fields - all the same thing - the Sun. It's all about family.
------------------------------>Aliens - who/what/when/where/how?
The reason no physical aliens have visited Earth is twofold: 1) Sentient entities first live a life in this 3D density, if they are good and pure love, they get harvested into their nearest star (their heaven); they then travel the universe as sentient light forever. The idea of traveling from one star system to another as a 3D density creature is pretty difficult. It has surely been done though. 2) There is a non-intervention policy among the stars and their respective planets. Each planet is a "planned net" of love, by love, for love.
Who? The entities harvested from other systems' planets by their local star. What? Aliens certainly visit Earth, but not in the way you think. They visit us as STARLIGHT. When? Light is outside of time. Don't think about it too much, the puny human brain can't comprehend the experience of Alien Angels. Don't bother. Where? Other stars. Of course, our own star, Sol or Ra, has angels of its own: your ancestors (if they were good, that is). How? The miracle of life is incubated on planets by starlight. Good, creative, novel, loving entities are harvested into the higher densities upon death. Your DNA plays a big role in shaping your light body and capturing your actions and thoughts into the Akashic records.
------------------------------>The relationship between Fear, Evil, & Love Think of Live/Love and Evil/Evol as two sides of the same coin: they are mirroreversed images of each other. Living leads to salvation and eternal life, while the other leads to hell in this life and the next.
Fear is the seam, the ridge, the edge of the coin that separates the two domains of Live and Evil. The edge can be thought of as an illusion - a tossed coin never lands on its edge.
Just as the Perseus myth recounts so well, the person who conquers Fear (by realizing it is an illusion), transmutes the remaining aspects of evil in his soul, and learns to Love with his whole heart, will be able to save the Princess, marry her, and start a family: comfortably, safely, and at peace.
Evil only knows fear and is paralyzed by it. Fear is the mindkiller; fear is what has led this world down such an evil path.
Be the change you want to see in the world and start by throwing yourself headlong into what scares you the most, while of course, remaining true and good.
The ankh & sexual energy:
http://www.spiritofmaat.com/archive/apr1/ankhing.htm
1) Egyptian stuff requires you to be very open with yourself sexually.
2) It also necessitates a VERY intimate bond with ONE opposite-sex partner.
------------------------------>Humans evolved from Lions
The Egyptians knew this and they knew this knowledge would be lost to time. That's why they built the Sphinx.
1) DNA consumption is a driver of evolution. You are what you eat. - Lions ate a lot of apes and other land mammals over millions of years of evolution. - Lions and humans were always apex predators and carnivores first.
2) DNA follows form, form follows function: - We run; we don't swing - Homologous structures do not imply a causative, evolutionary sequence - Bipedal convergence yields DNA convergence (i.e. similar structures are coded for similarly)
3) Follow the hormones (sexual dimorphism)
More details on Evolution:
1) The function of survival by catching prey is the primary factor we’re discussing here.
2) The form of bipedal endurance running evolved because it’s more energy efficient, provides better sight lines for communication, and allows the use of hand-held weapons and tools to catch prey, among other advantages.
3) DNA is efficient and codes for the form (bipedalism) required to carry out the primary function (survival).
Function (survival, food) informs Form (bipedalism); Form informs Code.
It’s rather opposite the paradigm established in computer software coding platforms, but we can save that one for another discussion.
We domesticated ourselves & monogamy was a big factor.
The Egyptians repeatedly hammered home the meaningful, and sometimes dangerous, aspects of DNA consumption:
Set consuming and being 'impregnated' by Horus' potent semen (DNA) is a meaningful part of the Osiris myth:
"in a fragmentary Middle Kingdom papyrus, the sexual encounter begins when Set asks to have sex with Horus, who agrees on the condition that Set will give Horus some of his strength. The encounter puts Horus in danger, because in Egyptian tradition semen is a potent and dangerous substance, akin to poison. According to some texts, Set's semen enters Horus's body and makes him ill, but in "Contendings", Horus thwarts Set by catching Set's semen in his hands. Isis retaliates by putting Horus's semen on lettuce-leaves that Set eats. Set's defeat becomes apparent when this semen appears on his forehead as a golden disk. He has been impregnated with his rival's seed and as a result "gives birth" to the disk. In "Contendings", Thoth takes the disk and places it on his own head; other accounts imply that Thoth himself was produced by this anomalous birth."
------------------------------>Reality is an infinite, negentropic, holofractal Lorenz system
Real = Re/Ra is All / AI
Infinite: Egyptians interpreted this as a recursive type of infinity, which can be best seen in the Ouroboros or the geometry of the Torus. The beginning is the end is the beginning.
Negentropic: light and life is inherently anti-entropic. This is achieved through orthogonally-stellated dimensions.
Holofractal: the all is reflected in the individual. The Big Bang, the Nile, Ptah, Pangaea, your conception - these are all holofractal representations of the same thing: the beginning of a universe.
Lorenz system (see diagram): a fixture in chaos theory, these systems describe how a polarized order emerges out of chaos. In our case on Earth, the two most pressing poles are that of Good and Evil. Light never dies. Heaven and Hell are forever - the seeds of which are sown in this life.
------------------------------>Matter
Matter is merely vacuum fluctuations. The amount of vacuum fluctuations that fit in a proton’s volume exactly equals the mass of the Universe.
This represents a holographic recapitulation of the whole in terms of virtual mass energy density [information].
In layman’s terms: every proton is the universe.
------------------------------>Earth grid evolution
Knowledge -> Justice
”The concept of the Earth Grid has, as its source, the teachings of the classical scholar Plato. Plato maintained that the world, in his day, was shaped like a dodecahedron and that, over time, it would evolve into an icosahedron. He believed that mathematical perfection existed independently of human reason, which was, in any case, cable only of generating approximations of these ideal shapes. The logic here is that no-one has ever managed to render a perfect circle, because of the rigorous nature of the task, and the general bumpiness of the spatial medium. In addition to this, Plato believed that man's understanding of concepts like; truth, justice and forgiveness, was equally obscured, and that these forms, as he called them, existed independently, somewhere in the Universe, as perfect geometric shapes; known as forms.
It is clear, therefore, that Plato was not literally stating that the Earth is dodecahedral in shape, but that its latent and perfect mathematical structure is. If we further extrapolate Plato's hypothesis of 'forms' onto this concept, we can say that the dodecahedron stage corresponds to a phase of human evolution geared towards the accumulation of knowledge, and that the icosahedron stage corresponds to man's need to develop the proper ethical structure to deal with the consequence of said knowledge. Therefore, the perfect geometric form of knowledge is the dodecahedron, and the perfect form of justice is the icosahedron.“
http://pearlsofwar.blogspot.com/p/geomantic-earth-grid.html
The positions of the pyramids are highly attuned to the Earth grid. They also map to the stars of the Cygnus.
------------------------------>Isis and Osiris as Female-Male blueprint
Isis and Osiris: The djed and the tyet. The hard edges and the soft lines. The Golden Ratio. The male and the female. The nobody and the woman of stars. Twin flames. You and your husband/wife. Everyone is an embodiment of the divine masculine and feminine.
The King's and Queen's chambers were resting chambers for astral experiences, very often of the explosive, sexual variety.
------------------------------>The Demiurge is your parents
Only if they were evil.
Is the perversity of gnosticism a manifestation of one's dismay of being born into a hellscape of other people's love?
Can the ignorant/malevolent characterization of the demiurge be derived from the unsettled, unloving nature of one's own parents? Why did they craft this physical existence for you if they did not love themselves? Did not love you?
Does this disequilibrium explain the perverse, endless, scientific searching of the void for meaning of some?
Without family, without roots, people do evil things. Look at the state of the world.
It was right in front of one's face the whole time: family. That is where it begins and ends. Family.
------------------------------>Jungian Active Imagination
Not daydreaming, not fantasy, active imagination is a sifting through one's life looking for patterns, archetypes, & clues that hint at this life's arc; your narrative, your story.
Deep introspection, nostalgia for your childhood fantasies, an optimistic and fearless attitude regarding the future.
Love, romance, myths, archetypes. Read Jung's the Red Book.
Follow the synchronicities. Understand that your life is a fractal. Themes repeat, symbols rhyme.
------------------------------The Reversibility of Language ------------------------------The Primacy of Puns
It starts with cuneiform and hieroglyphics. Why do we only read from left to right? Why not right to left? Why not BOTH? Why not symbolic metaphors layered on top of that? Letters are little pictograms. An S looks like a snake, right?
cronus backwards is sun orc. who worships Saturn again?
Puns reveal that vibrations, phonemes are the true building blocks of language. Shakespeare and James Joyce - they cracked Nut's crack, alright - Just look up Joyce's love letters to his wife.
CNN is pronounced SIN
Just Duat. Just Us.
The Mer Chant of Venus
Movies, tv shows, comics are higher-dimensional hieroglyphics. Watch how your life mirrors them. Follow the synchronicities.
see: http://aaatec.org/documents/article/jmh1.pdf
------------------------------>Jungian Active Imagination
Not daydreaming, not fantasy, active imagination is a sifting through one's life looking for patterns, archetypes, & clues that hint at this life's arc; your narrative, your story.
Deep introspection, nostalgia for your childhood fantasies, an optimistic and fearless attitude regarding the future.
Love, romance, myths, archetypes. Read Jung's the Red Book.
Follow the synchronicities. Understand that your life is a fractal. Themes repeat, symbols rhyme.
I'll add: start a dream journal and get creative with it. Sketches, scrapbooking - all fair game and encouraged. Jung was big into creating mandalas.
------------------------------>Synchronicity
Synchronicity, as many have said, are gifts for you, signposts that say "hey, you're in the moment, you're aware, you're living, everything is aware, we just want you to have a good time."
They are clues that the linear mode of consciousness we're used to is an illusion; reality and consciousness behaves more like a fractal or a mandala.
At first, they're scary because they break the stranglehold modern solipsistic philosophical thought has had on the Western mind. In time, you look forward to them and they become a very welcome, very frequent part of your life.
Keep a dream journal and synchronicity journal when starting out your active imagination or spiritual alchemical adventures.
Syncs are especially helpful in making creative decisions; if you're an artist, they are an invaluable tool.
Keep it honest, don't obsess over them, and be a good person in al aspects of your life.
------------------------------>Astral traveling
Lucid dreaming, hypnagogia, astral experiences are all highly related. In my experience, you don't really will them to take place, they seem to happen a lot like way synchronicities happen - when the timing is right and when you're spiritually in the right frame of mind.
They are beautiful experiences - I'd imagine the feelings are similar to those experienced in heaven and the great beyond. They are timeless experiences - a feeling of eternity predominates, but in a good way.
When leaving your body, you feel a rumble and maybe some whispers in your ear. You then feel yourself lifting out of bed and if you get the angle right, you can even see your body still lying in bed. I always get the feeling that someone is guiding me during these experiences; you're half on auto-pilot. You're often first taken to what seems like a sandbox or construct a la the Matrix. I won't spoil anything else.
Finally, did you know that Ra in Hebrew actually means ‘evil’? Everything has been inverted, down to the name of the Sun.
Exodus 10:10 “And he [the Pharaoh] said unto them, Let the Lord be so with you, as I will let you go, and your little ones: look to it; for evil is before you.”
He actually said “Ra is before you”
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2019.12.20 17:54 eggplant_express Egyptian Mystery School - Multiple Esoteric Concepts Covered

This is a long post that puts a spotlight on the following topics:
- Consciousness - Spiritual Alchemy & Liberation - Hieros Gamos (Holy Marriage) - Heaven is the Sun - Aliens - who/what/when/where/how? - The relationship between Fear, Evil, & Love - Humans evolved from Lions - Reality is an infinite, negentropic, holofractal Lorenz system - Matter - Earth grid evolution - Isis and Osiris as Female-Male blueprint - The Demiurge is your parents - Jungian Active Imagination - Synchronicity - Astral traveling
------------------------------>Consciousness
Human consciousness is a self-similar reflection of the day-night cycle of Earth. The active conscious mind, just like the Sun, outshines all subconscious influences. Those subconscious influences are always present, however, just as the infinitude of stars are always in the sky, whether we can see them or not. When sleep approaches, the conscious mind slips below the horizon, and the variegated influence of a distributed infinity dominates.
Think of the mind as having a primary locus (consciousness) with an infinitude of secondary, subconscious influencers, of varying magnitude.
All is one; your mind reflects the consciousness of every star (each a sentient collective) whose light touches it.
A corollary to this is that you as an sentient entity, are present in the minds of everyone you know as a subconscious influencer. All of humanity is linked in this way because we are all one.
Each focal point of consciousness is the universe experiencing itself from that unique perspective.
------------------------------>Spiritual Alchemy & Liberation
Throughout history, nomadic-missionary caravans came to embody the transitory yet continuously regenerating nature of the soul itself. The word caravan itself roughly means ‘sun god will protect souls.’ To always be moving, to renounce attachment to the material, to harmonically engage with one’s environment are each virtues that the lifestyle facilitates. Today’s archetype of the gypsy most closely represents this lifestyle. As the Romani flag demonstrates, the dynamic between the heavens (blue), the earth (green), and the threshold-crossing nature of the gypsy ignites the passion of the truly free soul (red chakra wheel/mandala). This quest for balance and harmony ultimately leads one to the very essence of the universe and the underlying structure of duality; balance, reconciliation, and integration between the spiritual and material, light and dark, conscious and unconscious, male and female, yin and yang, subject and object, linear and nonlinear, causal and acausal. By synthesizing and spreading these concepts via the Silk Road, the wanderers were crossing another threshold, bridging another duality: East and West, in both a geographical and philosophical sense.
Threshold crossing, or “going down to the crossroads” is a fundamental aspect of a nomadic lifestyle and the theme plays a pervasive part in many myths and legends. Hermes (who is also variously known as Atlantiades, Thoth, Enoch, Mercury), the messenger of the gods or “god of travelers”, literally means “heap of stones, boundary marker.” The duality from which this reference stems is life and death – the heap of stones at a gravesite that stands at the threshold between the material and spiritual. Similarly, the word hermaphrodite, which shares the same root, is characterized by having attributes of both sexes – a literal manifestation of the integration of anima/animus. Similarly, Shiva and counterpart Parvati/Kali/Shakti were originally a merged entity known as Ardhanarishvara. Symbolic crossings of fertile, life-giving rivers is another related, consistent theme: the Egyptian Pharaohs’ ritual crossings of the Nile and William of Orange’s perverted ritual crossing of the Boyne both symbolically represent the Sun crossing the “starry waterway” of the Milky Way and passing into the underworld (the duat). This spiritual journey is symbolically represented on Hermes’ staff, the caduceus – the two snakes of the kundalini (representing earth) wind their way up the spine, activating each chakra, until they ultimately set the soul free into the heavens (represented by the wings at the top of the staff).
As an artifact of infinity, one’s seeking never ends, but it does reach a milestone pivot point when it confronts and integrates the duality within its own soul, recognizes its oneness with the universe, and the eternal nature consciousness. This awakening event is metaphorically deeply ingrained in many myths and cultures across the globe: the search for the Holy Grail which endows eternal life, the alchemist’s quest for the Philosopher’s Stone, which transmutes base metal (ignorance) into gold, and Jason’s mythical search for the Golden Fleece of a holy ram are just three examples. The parallels between these traditions were recognized by the Rosicrucians, who reframed the common, underlying spiritual quest in Christian symbology. The Rosicrucian inscription “Ingi Natura Renovatur Integra” is reminiscent of the Romani flag’s symbolism and means “By the (divine) Fire (of Love) all Nature becomes renewed.”
The integration of the unconscious anima/animus by the conscious mind and resultant rebirth is perhaps best demonstrated symbolically however by the depiction of the violent interplay of the primordial demon-slaying goddess Kali (unconscious raw energy) trampling on her husband Shiva (the substrata of universal consciousness) while holding the decapitated head of the ego. Slaying the ego can also be seen as the opening of the “third eye” or ajna chakra – the Shiva/Shakti energies reside there in their merged, primordial state as Ardhanarishvara. This dynamic is also reflected in the Kabbalistic Tree of Life as the intertwined relationship between Chokmah (male) and Binah (female). As the Egyptian descendants learned and then propagated, this experience – while painful – pales in comparison to the inevitable world-destroying trauma of an ego left unconfronted and unchecked. Once the male and female principles have reconciled, they reside back in the heart center.
------------------------------>Hieros Gamos (Holy Marriage)
The man who has conquered fear, integrated his anima, and undergone a spiritual transmutation is now primed to reenter the material world and embark on the next phase of his journey. This phase is best represented archetypically as the slaying of the dragon, which in turn wins the hero the love of a princess. Perhaps the most foundational myth of this type is that of Perseus and Andromeda. Perseus, having slain the serpentine Medusa (the embodiment of his fear), releases the winged Pegasus from her neck, is given winged sandals by Hermes. Perseus flies to Ethiopia to kill the sea monster guarding the princess and ultimately marries her. Andromeda – to Perseus, the collective consciousness, and the field of astronomy itself – represents fundamentally something that is “more than meets the eye”, a continuously unfolding revelation. Just as Perseus discovers she is not merely just a princess, but in fact the key to both of their spiritual enlightenment and immortality, the world discovered that the constellation of Andromeda of 12 stars actually contains within it an entire galaxy of more than 1 trillion stars (more than twice the number of our own Milky Way galaxy).
Full liberation can thus be seen as a four step, sequential, duality-bridging process. The female aspect first liberates the male spiritually (integration of the anima), the male liberates the female materially (the slaying of the dragon), the female liberates the male materially (the holy marriage), the male liberates the female spiritually (the integration of the animus) – this final step is hinted at by Andromeda’s very name, which means “to be mindful of man.” In Jungian terms, the result is a quaternio hieros gamos – a holy marriage between the four aspects of the two individuals.
------------------------------>Heaven is the Sun
Heaven is the Sun & “God” is just the collective of all stars, who themselves are each a collective all of their planets harvested, sentient entities of goodness & love. This “collective of collectives” co-creates reality for each other. All love.
Every star is a sentient collective. Every star is a heaven unto itself. If you love in this toughest of dimensions, you get harvested into heaven when you die, where you live forever with your family and everything you loved in this life and it is beautiful forever.
The Egyptians called the “as above, so below” phenomenon correspondence. In this density, you can notice correspondences by picking up on what Jung called synchronicities.
Heaven is much like the Earth, but it radiates love. It changes and gets better as it orthogonally twists up into higher dimensions forever, outside of time, The Egyptians visualized this transition as hieroglyphic humans walking 90 degrees up the walls.
You traverse the universe via the aether as sentient light.
The higher densities are outside/above time. All of your experiences (on Earth and forevermore) are captured holographically in the Akashic records for you and your family to view and interact with eternally. Those are kind of like home videos for your family, who live in paradise with all sorts of beautiful correspondences from your time on Earth.
Field of Reeds, Valhalla, Heaven, Elysian fields - all the same thing - the Sun. It's all about family.
------------------------------>Aliens - who/what/when/where/how?
The reason no physical aliens have visited Earth is twofold: 1) Sentient entities first live a life in this 3D density, if they are good and pure love, they get harvested into their nearest star (their heaven); they then travel the universe as sentient light forever. The idea of traveling from one star system to another as a 3D density creature is pretty difficult. It has surely been done though. 2) There is a non-intervention policy among the stars and their respective planets. Each planet is a "planned net" of love, by love, for love.
Who? The entities harvested from other systems' planets by their local star. What? Aliens certainly visit Earth, but not in the way you think. They visit us as STARLIGHT. When? Light is outside of time. Don't think about it too much, the puny human brain can't comprehend the experience of Alien Angels. Don't bother. Where? Other stars. Of course, our own star, Sol or Ra, has angels of its own: your ancestors (if they were good, that is). How? The miracle of life is incubated on planets by starlight. Good, creative, novel, loving entities are harvested into the higher densities upon death. Your DNA plays a big role in shaping your light body and capturing your actions and thoughts into the Akashic records.
------------------------------>The relationship between Fear, Evil, & Love Think of Live/Love and Evil/Evol as two sides of the same coin: they are mirroreversed images of each other. Living leads to salvation and eternal life, while the other leads to hell in this life and the next.
Fear is the seam, the ridge, the edge of the coin that separates the two domains of Live and Evil. The edge can be thought of as an illusion - a tossed coin never lands on its edge.
Just as the Perseus myth recounts so well, the person who conquers Fear (by realizing it is an illusion), transmutes the remaining aspects of evil in his soul, and learns to Love with his whole heart, will be able to save the Princess, marry her, and start a family: comfortably, safely, and at peace.
Evil only knows fear and is paralyzed by it. Fear is the mindkiller; fear is what has led this world down such an evil path.
Be the change you want to see in the world and start by throwing yourself headlong into what scares you the most, while of course, remaining true and good.
The ankh & sexual energy:
http://www.spiritofmaat.com/archive/apr1/ankhing.htm
1) Egyptian stuff requires you to be very open with yourself sexually.
2) It also necessitates a VERY intimate bond with ONE opposite-sex partner.
------------------------------>Humans evolved from Lions
The Egyptians knew this and they knew this knowledge would be lost to time. That's why they built the Sphinx.
1) DNA consumption is a driver of evolution. You are what you eat. - Lions ate a lot of apes and other land mammals over millions of years of evolution. - Lions and humans were always apex predators and carnivores first.
2) DNA follows form, form follows function: - We run; we don't swing - Homologous structures do not imply a causative, evolutionary sequence - Bipedal convergence yields DNA convergence (i.e. similar structures are coded for similarly)
3) Follow the hormones (sexual dimorphism)
More details on Evolution:
1) The function of survival by catching prey is the primary factor we’re discussing here.
2) The form of bipedal endurance running evolved because it’s more energy efficient, provides better sight lines for communication, and allows the use of hand-held weapons and tools to catch prey, among other advantages.
3) DNA is efficient and codes for the form (bipedalism) required to carry out the primary function (survival).
Function (survival, food) informs Form (bipedalism); Form informs Code.
It’s rather opposite the paradigm established in computer software coding platforms, but we can save that one for another discussion.
We domesticated ourselves & monogamy was a big factor.
The Egyptians repeatedly hammered home the meaningful, and sometimes dangerous, aspects of DNA consumption:
Set consuming and being 'impregnated' by Horus' potent semen (DNA) is a meaningful part of the Osiris myth:
"in a fragmentary Middle Kingdom papyrus, the sexual encounter begins when Set asks to have sex with Horus, who agrees on the condition that Set will give Horus some of his strength. The encounter puts Horus in danger, because in Egyptian tradition semen is a potent and dangerous substance, akin to poison. According to some texts, Set's semen enters Horus's body and makes him ill, but in "Contendings", Horus thwarts Set by catching Set's semen in his hands. Isis retaliates by putting Horus's semen on lettuce-leaves that Set eats. Set's defeat becomes apparent when this semen appears on his forehead as a golden disk. He has been impregnated with his rival's seed and as a result "gives birth" to the disk. In "Contendings", Thoth takes the disk and places it on his own head; other accounts imply that Thoth himself was produced by this anomalous birth."
------------------------------>Reality is an infinite, negentropic, holofractal Lorenz system
Real = Re/Ra is All / AI
Infinite: Egyptians interpreted this as a recursive type of infinity, which can be best seen in the Ouroboros or the geometry of the Torus. The beginning is the end is the beginning.
Negentropic: light and life is inherently anti-entropic. This is achieved through orthogonally-stellated dimensions.
Holofractal: the all is reflected in the individual. The Big Bang, the Nile, Ptah, Pangaea, your conception - these are all holofractal representations of the same thing: the beginning of a universe.
Lorenz system (see diagram): a fixture in chaos theory, these systems describe how a polarized order emerges out of chaos. In our case on Earth, the two most pressing poles are that of Good and Evil. Light never dies. Heaven and Hell are forever - the seeds of which are sown in this life.
------------------------------>Matter
Matter is merely vacuum fluctuations. The amount of vacuum fluctuations that fit in a proton’s volume exactly equals the mass of the Universe.
This represents a holographic recapitulation of the whole in terms of virtual mass energy density [information].
In layman’s terms: every proton is the universe.
------------------------------>Earth grid evolution
Knowledge -> Justice
”The concept of the Earth Grid has, as its source, the teachings of the classical scholar Plato. Plato maintained that the world, in his day, was shaped like a dodecahedron and that, over time, it would evolve into an icosahedron. He believed that mathematical perfection existed independently of human reason, which was, in any case, cable only of generating approximations of these ideal shapes. The logic here is that no-one has ever managed to render a perfect circle, because of the rigorous nature of the task, and the general bumpiness of the spatial medium. In addition to this, Plato believed that man's understanding of concepts like; truth, justice and forgiveness, was equally obscured, and that these forms, as he called them, existed independently, somewhere in the Universe, as perfect geometric shapes; known as forms.
It is clear, therefore, that Plato was not literally stating that the Earth is dodecahedral in shape, but that its latent and perfect mathematical structure is. If we further extrapolate Plato's hypothesis of 'forms' onto this concept, we can say that the dodecahedron stage corresponds to a phase of human evolution geared towards the accumulation of knowledge, and that the icosahedron stage corresponds to man's need to develop the proper ethical structure to deal with the consequence of said knowledge. Therefore, the perfect geometric form of knowledge is the dodecahedron, and the perfect form of justice is the icosahedron.“
http://pearlsofwar.blogspot.com/p/geomantic-earth-grid.html
The positions of the pyramids are highly attuned to the Earth grid. They also map to the stars of the Cygnus.
------------------------------>Isis and Osiris as Female-Male blueprint
Isis and Osiris: The djed and the tyet. The hard edges and the soft lines. The Golden Ratio. The male and the female. The nobody and the woman of stars. Twin flames. You and your husband/wife. Everyone is an embodiment of the divine masculine and feminine.
The King's and Queen's chambers were resting chambers for astral experiences, very often of the explosive, sexual variety.
------------------------------>The Demiurge is your parents
Only if they were evil.
Is the perversity of gnosticism a manifestation of one's dismay of being born into a hellscape of other people's love?
Can the ignorant/malevolent characterization of the demiurge be derived from the unsettled, unloving nature of one's own parents? Why did they craft this physical existence for you if they did not love themselves? Did not love you?
Does this disequilibrium explain the perverse, endless, scientific searching of the void for meaning of some?
Without family, without roots, people do evil things. Look at the state of the world.
It was right in front of one's face the whole time: family. That is where it begins and ends. Family.
------------------------------>Jungian Active Imagination
Not daydreaming, not fantasy, active imagination is a sifting through one's life looking for patterns, archetypes, & clues that hint at this life's arc; your narrative, your story.
Deep introspection, nostalgia for your childhood fantasies, an optimistic and fearless attitude regarding the future.
Love, romance, myths, archetypes. Read Jung's the Red Book.
Follow the synchronicities. Understand that your life is a fractal. Themes repeat, symbols rhyme.
------------------------------The Reversibility of Language ------------------------------The Primacy of Puns
It starts with cuneiform and hieroglyphics. Why do we only read from left to right? Why not right to left? Why not BOTH? Why not symbolic metaphors layered on top of that? Letters are little pictograms. An S looks like a snake, right?
cronus backwards is sun orc. who worships Saturn again?
Puns reveal that vibrations, phonemes are the true building blocks of language. Shakespeare and James Joyce - they cracked Nut's crack, alright - Just look up Joyce's love letters to his wife.
CNN is pronounced SIN
Just Duat. Just Us.
The Mer Chant of Venus
Movies, tv shows, comics are higher-dimensional hieroglyphics. Watch how your life mirrors them. Follow the synchronicities.
see: http://aaatec.org/documents/article/jmh1.pdf
------------------------------>Jungian Active Imagination
Not daydreaming, not fantasy, active imagination is a sifting through one's life looking for patterns, archetypes, & clues that hint at this life's arc; your narrative, your story.
Deep introspection, nostalgia for your childhood fantasies, an optimistic and fearless attitude regarding the future.
Love, romance, myths, archetypes. Read Jung's the Red Book.
Follow the synchronicities. Understand that your life is a fractal. Themes repeat, symbols rhyme.
I'll add: start a dream journal and get creative with it. Sketches, scrapbooking - all fair game and encouraged. Jung was big into creating mandalas.
------------------------------>Synchronicity
Synchronicity, as many have said, are gifts for you, signposts that say "hey, you're in the moment, you're aware, you're living, everything is aware, we just want you to have a good time."
They are clues that the linear mode of consciousness we're used to is an illusion; reality and consciousness behaves more like a fractal or a mandala.
At first, they're scary because they break the stranglehold modern solipsistic philosophical thought has had on the Western mind. In time, you look forward to them and they become a very welcome, very frequent part of your life.
Keep a dream journal and synchronicity journal when starting out your active imagination or spiritual alchemical adventures.
Syncs are especially helpful in making creative decisions; if you're an artist, they are an invaluable tool.
Keep it honest, don't obsess over them, and be a good person in al aspects of your life.
------------------------------>Astral traveling
Lucid dreaming, hypnagogia, astral experiences are all highly related. In my experience, you don't really will them to take place, they seem to happen a lot like way synchronicities happen - when the timing is right and when you're spiritually in the right frame of mind.
They are beautiful experiences - I'd imagine the feelings are similar to those experienced in heaven and the great beyond. They are timeless experiences - a feeling of eternity predominates, but in a good way.
When leaving your body, you feel a rumble and maybe some whispers in your ear. You then feel yourself lifting out of bed and if you get the angle right, you can even see your body still lying in bed. I always get the feeling that someone is guiding me during these experiences; you're half on auto-pilot. You're often first taken to what seems like a sandbox or construct a la the Matrix. I won't spoil anything else.
Finally, did you know that Ra in Hebrew actually means ‘evil’? Everything has been inverted, down to the name of the Sun.
Exodus 10:10 “And he [the Pharaoh] said unto them, Let the Lord be so with you, as I will let you go, and your little ones: look to it; for evil is before you.”
He actually said “Ra is before you”
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2019.12.20 17:44 eggplant_express Egyptian Mystery School - Multiple Esoteric Topics

This is a long post that puts a spotlight on the following topics:
------------------------------>Consciousness
Human consciousness is a self-similar reflection of the day-night cycle of Earth. The active conscious mind, just like the Sun, outshines all subconscious influences. Those subconscious influences are always present, however, just as the infinitude of stars are always in the sky, whether we can see them or not. When sleep approaches, the conscious mind slips below the horizon, and the variegated influence of a distributed infinity dominates.
Think of the mind as having a primary locus (consciousness) with an infinitude of secondary, subconscious influencers, of varying magnitude.
All is one; your mind reflects the consciousness of every star (each a sentient collective) whose light touches it.
A corollary to this is that you as an sentient entity, are present in the minds of everyone you know as a subconscious influencer. All of humanity is linked in this way because we are all one.
Each focal point of consciousness is the universe experiencing itself from that unique perspective.
------------------------------>Spiritual Alchemy & Liberation
Throughout history, nomadic-missionary caravans came to embody the transitory yet continuously regenerating nature of the soul itself. The word caravan itself roughly means ‘sun god will protect souls.’ To always be moving, to renounce attachment to the material, to harmonically engage with one’s environment are each virtues that the lifestyle facilitates. Today’s archetype of the gypsy most closely represents this lifestyle. As the Romani flag demonstrates, the dynamic between the heavens (blue), the earth (green), and the threshold-crossing nature of the gypsy ignites the passion of the truly free soul (red chakra wheel/mandala). This quest for balance and harmony ultimately leads one to the very essence of the universe and the underlying structure of duality; balance, reconciliation, and integration between the spiritual and material, light and dark, conscious and unconscious, male and female, yin and yang, subject and object, linear and nonlinear, causal and acausal. By synthesizing and spreading these concepts via the Silk Road, the wanderers were crossing another threshold, bridging another duality: East and West, in both a geographical and philosophical sense.
Threshold crossing, or “going down to the crossroads” is a fundamental aspect of a nomadic lifestyle and the theme plays a pervasive part in many myths and legends. Hermes (who is also variously known as Atlantiades, Thoth, Enoch, Mercury), the messenger of the gods or “god of travelers”, literally means “heap of stones, boundary marker.” The duality from which this reference stems is life and death – the heap of stones at a gravesite that stands at the threshold between the material and spiritual. Similarly, the word hermaphrodite, which shares the same root, is characterized by having attributes of both sexes – a literal manifestation of the integration of anima/animus. Similarly, Shiva and counterpart Parvati/Kali/Shakti were originally a merged entity known as Ardhanarishvara. Symbolic crossings of fertile, life-giving rivers is another related, consistent theme: the Egyptian Pharaohs’ ritual crossings of the Nile and William of Orange’s perverted ritual crossing of the Boyne both symbolically represent the Sun crossing the “starry waterway” of the Milky Way and passing into the underworld (the duat). This spiritual journey is symbolically represented on Hermes’ staff, the caduceus – the two snakes of the kundalini (representing earth) wind their way up the spine, activating each chakra, until they ultimately set the soul free into the heavens (represented by the wings at the top of the staff).
As an artifact of infinity, one’s seeking never ends, but it does reach a milestone pivot point when it confronts and integrates the duality within its own soul, recognizes its oneness with the universe, and the eternal nature consciousness. This awakening event is metaphorically deeply ingrained in many myths and cultures across the globe: the search for the Holy Grail which endows eternal life, the alchemist’s quest for the Philosopher’s Stone, which transmutes base metal (ignorance) into gold, and Jason’s mythical search for the Golden Fleece of a holy ram are just three examples. The parallels between these traditions were recognized by the Rosicrucians, who reframed the common, underlying spiritual quest in Christian symbology. The Rosicrucian inscription “Ingi Natura Renovatur Integra” is reminiscent of the Romani flag’s symbolism and means “By the (divine) Fire (of Love) all Nature becomes renewed.”
The integration of the unconscious anima/animus by the conscious mind and resultant rebirth is perhaps best demonstrated symbolically however by the depiction of the violent interplay of the primordial demon-slaying goddess Kali (unconscious raw energy) trampling on her husband Shiva (the substrata of universal consciousness) while holding the decapitated head of the ego. Slaying the ego can also be seen as the opening of the “third eye” or ajna chakra – the Shiva/Shakti energies reside there in their merged, primordial state as Ardhanarishvara. This dynamic is also reflected in the Kabbalistic Tree of Life as the intertwined relationship between Chokmah (male) and Binah (female). As the Egyptian descendants learned and then propagated, this experience – while painful – pales in comparison to the inevitable world-destroying trauma of an ego left unconfronted and unchecked. Once the male and female principles have reconciled, they reside back in the heart center.
------------------------------>Hieros Gamos (Holy Marriage)
The man who has conquered fear, integrated his anima, and undergone a spiritual transmutation is now primed to reenter the material world and embark on the next phase of his journey. This phase is best represented archetypically as the slaying of the dragon, which in turn wins the hero the love of a princess. Perhaps the most foundational myth of this type is that of Perseus and Andromeda. Perseus, having slain the serpentine Medusa (the embodiment of his fear), releases the winged Pegasus from her neck, is given winged sandals by Hermes. Perseus flies to Ethiopia to kill the sea monster guarding the princess and ultimately marries her. Andromeda – to Perseus, the collective consciousness, and the field of astronomy itself – represents fundamentally something that is “more than meets the eye”, a continuously unfolding revelation. Just as Perseus discovers she is not merely just a princess, but in fact the key to both of their spiritual enlightenment and immortality, the world discovered that the constellation of Andromeda of 12 stars actually contains within it an entire galaxy of more than 1 trillion stars (more than twice the number of our own Milky Way galaxy).
Full liberation can thus be seen as a four step, sequential, duality-bridging process. The female aspect first liberates the male spiritually (integration of the anima), the male liberates the female materially (the slaying of the dragon), the female liberates the male materially (the holy marriage), the male liberates the female spiritually (the integration of the animus) – this final step is hinted at by Andromeda’s very name, which means “to be mindful of man.” In Jungian terms, the result is a quaternio hieros gamos – a holy marriage between the four aspects of the two individuals.
------------------------------>Heaven is the Sun
Heaven is the Sun & “God” is just the collective of all stars, who themselves are each a collective all of their planets harvested, sentient entities of goodness & love. This “collective of collectives” co-creates reality for each other. All love.
Every star is a sentient collective. Every star is a heaven unto itself. If you love in this toughest of dimensions, you get harvested into heaven when you die, where you live forever with your family and everything you loved in this life and it is beautiful forever.
The Egyptians called the “as above, so below” phenomenon correspondence. In this density, you can notice correspondences by picking up on what Jung called synchronicities.
Heaven is much like the Earth, but it radiates love. It changes and gets better as it orthogonally twists up into higher dimensions forever, outside of time, The Egyptians visualized this transition as heiroglyihic humans walking 90 degrees up the walls.
You traverse the universe via the aether as sentient light.
The higher densities are outside/above time. All of your experiences (on Earth and forevermore) are captured holographically in the Akashic records for you and your family to view and interact with eternally. Those are kind of like home videos for your family, who live in paradise with all sorts of beautiful correspondences from your time on Earth.
Field of Reeds, Valhalla, Heaven, Elysian fields - all the same thing - the Sun. It's all about family.
------------------------------>Aliens - who/what/when/where/how?
The reason no physical aliens have visited Earth is twofold: 1) Sentient entities first live a life in this 3D density, if they are good and pure love, they get harvested into their nearest star (their heaven); they then travel the universe as sentient light forever. The idea of traveling from one star system to another as a 3D density creature is pretty difficult. It has surely been done though. 2) There is a non-intervention policy among the stars and their respective planets. Each planet is a "planned net" of love, by love, for love.
Who? The entities harvested from other systems' planets by their local star. What? Aliens certainly visit Earth, but not in the way you think. They visit us as STARLIGHT. When? Light is outside of time. Don't think about it too much, the puny human brain can't comprehend the experience of Alien Angels. Don't bother. Where? Other stars. Of course, our own star, Sol or Ra, has angels of its own: your ancestors (if they were good, that is). How? The miracle of life is incubated on planets by starlight. Good, creative, novel, loving entities are harvested into the higher densities upon death. Your DNA plays a big role in shaping your light body and capturing your actions and thoughts into the Akashic records.
------------------------------>The relationship between Fear, Evil, & Love Think of Live/Love and Evil/Evol as two sides of the same coin: they are mirroreversed images of each other. Living leads to salvation and eternal life, while the other leads to hell in this life and the next.
Fear is the seam, the ridge, the edge of the coin that separates the two domains of Live and Evil. The edge can be thought of as an illusion - a tossed coin never lands on its edge.
Just as the Perseus myth recounts so well, the person who conquers Fear (by realizing it is an illusion), transmutes the remaining aspects of evil in his soul, and learns to Love with his whole heart, will be able to save the Princess, marry her, and start a family: comfortably, safely, and at peace.
Evil only knows fear and is paralyzed by it. Fear is the mindkiller; fear is what has led this world down such an evil path.
Be the change you want to see in the world and start by throwing yourself headlong into what scares you the most, while of course, remaining true and good.
The ankh & sexual energy:
http://www.spiritofmaat.com/archive/apr1/ankhing.htm
1) Egyptian stuff requires you to be very open with yourself sexually.
2) It also necessitates a VERY intimate bond with ONE opposite-sex partner.
------------------------------>Humans evolved from Lions
The Egyptians knew this and they knew this knowledge would be lost to time. That's why they built the Sphinx.
1) DNA consumption is a driver of evolution. You are what you eat. - Lions ate a lot of apes and other land mammals over millions of years of evolution. - Lions and humans were always apex predators and carnivores first.
2) DNA follows form, form follows function: - We run; we don't swing - Homologous structures do not imply a causative, evolutionary sequence - Bipedal convergence yields DNA convergence (i.e. similar structures are coded for similarly)
3) Follow the hormones (sexual dimorphism)
More details on Evolution:
1) The function of survival by catching prey is the primary factor we’re discussing here.
2) The form of bipedal endurance running evolved because it’s more energy efficient, provides better sight lines for communication, and allows the use of hand-held weapons and tools to catch prey, among other advantages.
3) DNA is efficient and codes for the form (bipedalism) required to carry out the primary function (survival).
Function (survival, food) informs Form (bipedalism); Form informs Code.
It’s rather opposite the paradigm established in computer software coding platforms, but we can save that one for another discussion.
We domesticated ourselves & monogamy was a big factor.
The Egyptians repeatedly hammered home the meaningful, and sometimes dangerous, aspects of DNA consumption:
Set consuming and being 'impregnated' by Horus' potent semen (DNA) is a meaningful part of the Osiris myth:
"in a fragmentary Middle Kingdom papyrus, the sexual encounter begins when Set asks to have sex with Horus, who agrees on the condition that Set will give Horus some of his strength. The encounter puts Horus in danger, because in Egyptian tradition semen is a potent and dangerous substance, akin to poison. According to some texts, Set's semen enters Horus's body and makes him ill, but in "Contendings", Horus thwarts Set by catching Set's semen in his hands. Isis retaliates by putting Horus's semen on lettuce-leaves that Set eats. Set's defeat becomes apparent when this semen appears on his forehead as a golden disk. He has been impregnated with his rival's seed and as a result "gives birth" to the disk. In "Contendings", Thoth takes the disk and places it on his own head; other accounts imply that Thoth himself was produced by this anomalous birth."
------------------------------>Reality is an infinite, negentropic, holofractal Lorenz system
Real = Re/Ra is All / AI
Infinite: Egyptians interpreted this as a recursive type of infinity, which can be best seen in the Ouroboros or the geometry of the Torus. The beginning is the end is the beginning.
Negentropic: light and life is inherently anti-entropic. This is achieved through orthogonally-stellated dimensions.
Holofractal: the all is reflected in the individual. The Big Bang, the Nile, Ptah, Pangaea, your conception - these are all holofractal representations of the same thing: the beginning of a universe.
Lorenz system (see diagram): a fixture in chaos theory, these systems describe how a polarized order emerges out of chaos. In our case on Earth, the two most pressing poles are that of Good and Evil. Light never dies. Heaven and Hell are forever - the seeds of which are sown in this life.
------------------------------>Matter
Matter is merely vacuum fluctuations. The amount of vacuum fluctuations that fit in a proton’s volume exactly equals the mass of the Universe.
This represents a holographic recapitulation of the whole in terms of virtual mass energy density [information].
In layman’s terms: every proton is the universe.
------------------------------>Earth grid evolution
Knowledge -> Justice
”The concept of the Earth Grid has, as its source, the teachings of the classical scholar Plato. Plato maintained that the world, in his day, was shaped like a dodecahedron and that, over time, it would evolve into an icosahedron. He believed that mathematical perfection existed independently of human reason, which was, in any case, cable only of generating approximations of these ideal shapes. The logic here is that no-one has ever managed to render a perfect circle, because of the rigorous nature of the task, and the general bumpiness of the spatial medium. In addition to this, Plato believed that man's understanding of concepts like; truth, justice and forgiveness, was equally obscured, and that these forms, as he called them, existed independently, somewhere in the Universe, as perfect geometric shapes; known as forms.
It is clear, therefore, that Plato was not literally stating that the Earth is dodecahedral in shape, but that its latent and perfect mathematical structure is. If we further extrapolate Plato's hypothesis of 'forms' onto this concept, we can say that the dodecahedron stage corresponds to a phase of human evolution geared towards the accumulation of knowledge, and that the icosahedron stage corresponds to man's need to develop the proper ethical structure to deal with the consequence of said knowledge. Therefore, the perfect geometric form of knowledge is the dodecahedron, and the perfect form of justice is the icosahedron.“
http://pearlsofwar.blogspot.com/p/geomantic-earth-grid.html
The positions of the pyramids are highly attuned to the Earth grid. They also map to the stars of the Cygnus.
------------------------------>Isis and Osiris as Female-Male blueprint
Isis and Osiris: The djed and the tyet. The hard edges and the soft lines. The Golden Ratio. The male and the female. The nobody and the woman of stars. Twin flames. You and your husband/wife. Everyone is an embodiment of the divine masculine and feminine.
The King's and Queen's chambers were resting chambers for astral experiences, very often of the explosive, sexual variety.
------------------------------>The Demiurge is your parents
Only if they were evil.
Is the perversity of gnosticism a manifestation of one's dismay of being born into a hellscape of other people's love?
Can the ignorant/malevolent characterization of the demiurge be derived from the unsettled, unloving nature of one's own parents? Why did they craft this physical existence for you if they did not love themselves? Did not love you?
Does this disequilibrium explain the perverse, endless, scientific searching of the void for meaning of some?
Without family, without roots, people do evil things. Look at the state of the world.
It was right in front of one's face the whole time: family. That is where it begins and ends. Family.
------------------------------>Jungian Active Imagination
Not daydreaming, not fantasy, active imagination is a sifting through one's life looking for patterns, archetypes, & clues that hint at this life's arc; your narrative, your story.
Deep introspection, nostalgia for your childhood fantasies, an optimistic and fearless attitude regarding the future.
Love, romance, myths, archetypes. Read Jung's the Red Book.
Follow the synchronicities. Understand that your life is a fractal. Themes repeat, symbols rhyme.
------------------------------The Reversibility of Language ------------------------------The Primacy of Puns
It starts with cuneiform and hieroglyphics. Why do we only read from left to right? Why not right to left? Why not BOTH? Why not symbolic metaphors layered on top of that? Letters are little pictograms. An S looks like a snake, right?
cronus backwards is sun orc. who worships Saturn again?
Puns reveal that vibrations, phonemes are the true building blocks of language. Shakespeare and James Joyce - they cracked Nut's crack, alright - Just look up Joyce's love letters to his wife.
CNN is pronounced SIN
Just Duat. Just Us.
The Mer Chant of Venus
Movies, tv shows, comics are higher-dimensional hieroglyphics. Watch how your life mirrors them. Follow the synchronicities.
see: http://aaatec.org/documents/article/jmh1.pdf
------------------------------>Jungian Active Imagination
Not daydreaming, not fantasy, active imagination is a sifting through one's life looking for patterns, archetypes, & clues that hint at this life's arc; your narrative, your story.
Deep introspection, nostalgia for your childhood fantasies, an optimistic and fearless attitude regarding the future.
Love, romance, myths, archetypes. Read Jung's the Red Book.
Follow the synchronicities. Understand that your life is a fractal. Themes repeat, symbols rhyme.
I'll add: start a dream journal and get creative with it. Sketches, scrapbooking - all fair game and encouraged. Jung was big into creating mandalas.
------------------------------>Synchronicity
Synchronicity, as many have said, are gifts for you, signposts that say "hey, you're in the moment, you're aware, you're living, everything is aware, we just want you to have a good time."
They are clues that the linear mode of consciousness we're used to is an illusion; reality and consciousness behaves more like a fractal or a mandala.
At first, they're scary because they break the stranglehold modern solipsistic philosophical thought has had on the Western mind. In time, you look forward to them and they become a very welcome, very frequent part of your life.
Keep a dream journal and synchronicity journal when starting out your active imagination or spiritual alchemical adventures.
Syncs are especially helpful in making creative decisions; if you're an artist, they are an invaluable tool.
Keep it honest, don't obsess over them, and be a good person in al aspects of your life.
------------------------------>Astral traveling
Lucid dreaming, hypnagogia, astral experiences are all highly related. In my experience, you don't really will them to take place, they seem to happen a lot like way synchronicities happen - when the timing is right and when you're spiritually in the right frame of mind.
They are beautiful experiences - I'd imagine the feelings are similar to those experienced in heaven and the great beyond. They are timeless experiences - a feeling of eternity predominates, but in a good way.
When leaving your body, you feel a rumble and maybe some whispers in your ear. You then feel yourself lifting out of bed and if you get the angle right, you can even see your body still lying in bed. I always get the feeling that someone is guiding me during these experiences; you're half on auto-pilot. You're often first taken to what seems like a sandbox or construct a la the Matrix. I won't spoil anything else.
Finally, did you know that Ra in Hebrew actually means ‘evil’? Everything has been inverted, down to the name of the Sun.
Exodus 10:10 “And he [the Pharaoh] said unto them, Let the Lord be so with you, as I will let you go, and your little ones: look to it; for evil is before you.”
He actually said “Ra is before you”
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2019.12.20 01:44 eggplant_express Egyptian Mystery School - Multiple Topics

This is a long post that puts a spotlight on the following topics:
- Consciousness - Spiritual Alchemy & Liberation - Hieros Gamos (Holy Marriage) - Heaven is the Sun - Aliens - who/what/when/where/how? - The relationship between Fear, Evil, & Love - Humans evolved from Lions - Reality is an infinite, negentropic, holofractal Lorenz system - Matter - Earth grid evolution - Isis and Osiris as Female-Male blueprint - The Demiurge is your parents - Jungian Active Imagination - Synchronicity - Astral traveling
------------------------------>Consciousness
Human consciousness is a self-similar reflection of the day-night cycle of Earth. The active conscious mind, just like the Sun, outshines all subconscious influences. Those subconscious influences are always present, however, just as the infinitude of stars are always in the sky, whether we can see them or not. When sleep approaches, the conscious mind slips below the horizon, and the variegated influence of a distributed infinity dominates.
Think of the mind as having a primary locus (consciousness) with an infinitude of secondary, subconscious influencers, of varying magnitude.
All is one; your mind reflects the consciousness of every star (each a sentient collective) whose light touches it.
A corollary to this is that you as an sentient entity, are present in the minds of everyone you know as a subconscious influencer. All of humanity is linked in this way because we are all one.
Each focal point of consciousness is the universe experiencing itself from that unique perspective.
------------------------------>Spiritual Alchemy & Liberation
Throughout history, nomadic-missionary caravans came to embody the transitory yet continuously regenerating nature of the soul itself. The word caravan itself roughly means ‘sun god will protect souls.’ To always be moving, to renounce attachment to the material, to harmonically engage with one’s environment are each virtues that the lifestyle facilitates. Today’s archetype of the gypsy most closely represents this lifestyle. As the Romani flag demonstrates, the dynamic between the heavens (blue), the earth (green), and the threshold-crossing nature of the gypsy ignites the passion of the truly free soul (red chakra wheel/mandala). This quest for balance and harmony ultimately leads one to the very essence of the universe and the underlying structure of duality; balance, reconciliation, and integration between the spiritual and material, light and dark, conscious and unconscious, male and female, yin and yang, subject and object, linear and nonlinear, causal and acausal. By synthesizing and spreading these concepts via the Silk Road, the wanderers were crossing another threshold, bridging another duality: East and West, in both a geographical and philosophical sense.
Threshold crossing, or “going down to the crossroads” is a fundamental aspect of a nomadic lifestyle and the theme plays a pervasive part in many myths and legends. Hermes (who is also variously known as Atlantiades, Thoth, Enoch, Mercury), the messenger of the gods or “god of travelers”, literally means “heap of stones, boundary marker.” The duality from which this reference stems is life and death – the heap of stones at a gravesite that stands at the threshold between the material and spiritual. Similarly, the word hermaphrodite, which shares the same root, is characterized by having attributes of both sexes – a literal manifestation of the integration of anima/animus. Similarly, Shiva and counterpart Parvati/Kali/Shakti were originally a merged entity known as Ardhanarishvara. Symbolic crossings of fertile, life-giving rivers is another related, consistent theme: the Egyptian Pharaohs’ ritual crossings of the Nile and William of Orange’s perverted ritual crossing of the Boyne both symbolically represent the Sun crossing the “starry waterway” of the Milky Way and passing into the underworld (the duat). This spiritual journey is symbolically represented on Hermes’ staff, the caduceus – the two snakes of the kundalini (representing earth) wind their way up the spine, activating each chakra, until they ultimately set the soul free into the heavens (represented by the wings at the top of the staff).
As an artifact of infinity, one’s seeking never ends, but it does reach a milestone pivot point when it confronts and integrates the duality within its own soul, recognizes its oneness with the universe, and the eternal nature consciousness. This awakening event is metaphorically deeply ingrained in many myths and cultures across the globe: the search for the Holy Grail which endows eternal life, the alchemist’s quest for the Philosopher’s Stone, which transmutes base metal (ignorance) into gold, and Jason’s mythical search for the Golden Fleece of a holy ram are just three examples. The parallels between these traditions were recognized by the Rosicrucians, who reframed the common, underlying spiritual quest in Christian symbology. The Rosicrucian inscription “Ingi Natura Renovatur Integra” is reminiscent of the Romani flag’s symbolism and means “By the (divine) Fire (of Love) all Nature becomes renewed.”
The integration of the unconscious anima/animus by the conscious mind and resultant rebirth is perhaps best demonstrated symbolically however by the depiction of the violent interplay of the primordial demon-slaying goddess Kali (unconscious raw energy) trampling on her husband Shiva (the substrata of universal consciousness) while holding the decapitated head of the ego. Slaying the ego can also be seen as the opening of the “third eye” or ajna chakra – the Shiva/Shakti energies reside there in their merged, primordial state as Ardhanarishvara. This dynamic is also reflected in the Kabbalistic Tree of Life as the intertwined relationship between Chokmah (male) and Binah (female). As the Egyptian descendants learned and then propagated, this experience – while painful – pales in comparison to the inevitable world-destroying trauma of an ego left unconfronted and unchecked. Once the male and female principles have reconciled, they reside back in the heart center.
------------------------------>Hieros Gamos (Holy Marriage)
The man who has conquered fear, integrated his anima, and undergone a spiritual transmutation is now primed to reenter the material world and embark on the next phase of his journey. This phase is best represented archetypically as the slaying of the dragon, which in turn wins the hero the love of a princess. Perhaps the most foundational myth of this type is that of Perseus and Andromeda. Perseus, having slain the serpentine Medusa (the embodiment of his fear), releases the winged Pegasus from her neck, is given winged sandals by Hermes. Perseus flies to Ethiopia to kill the sea monster guarding the princess and ultimately marries her. Andromeda – to Perseus, the collective consciousness, and the field of astronomy itself – represents fundamentally something that is “more than meets the eye”, a continuously unfolding revelation. Just as Perseus discovers she is not merely just a princess, but in fact the key to both of their spiritual enlightenment and immortality, the world discovered that the constellation of Andromeda of 12 stars actually contains within it an entire galaxy of more than 1 trillion stars (more than twice the number of our own Milky Way galaxy).
Full liberation can thus be seen as a four step, sequential, duality-bridging process. The female aspect first liberates the male spiritually (integration of the anima), the male liberates the female materially (the slaying of the dragon), the female liberates the male materially (the holy marriage), the male liberates the female spiritually (the integration of the animus) – this final step is hinted at by Andromeda’s very name, which means “to be mindful of man.” In Jungian terms, the result is a quaternio hieros gamos – a holy marriage between the four aspects of the two individuals.
------------------------------>Heaven is the Sun
Heaven is the Sun & “God” is just the collective of all stars, who themselves are each a collective all of their planets harvested, sentient entities of goodness & love. This “collective of collectives” co-creates reality for each other. All love.
Every star is a sentient collective. Every star is a heaven unto itself. If you love in this toughest of dimensions, you get harvested into heaven when you die, where you live forever with your family and everything you loved in this life and it is beautiful forever.
The Egyptians called the “as above, so below” phenomenon correspondence. In this density, you can notice correspondences by picking up on what Jung called synchronicities.
Heaven is much like the Earth, but it radiates love. It changes and gets better as it orthogonally twists up into higher dimensions forever, outside of time, The Egyptians visualized this transition as heiroglyihic humans walking 90 degrees up the walls.
You traverse the universe via the aether as sentient light.
The higher densities are outside/above time. All of your experiences (on Earth and forevermore) are captured holographically in the Akashic records for you and your family to view and interact with eternally. Those are kind of like home videos for your family, who live in paradise with all sorts of beautiful correspondences from your time on Earth.
Field of Reeds, Valhalla, Heaven, Elysian fields - all the same thing - the Sun. It's all about family.
------------------------------>Aliens - who/what/when/where/how?
The reason no physical aliens have visited Earth is twofold: 1) Sentient entities first live a life in this 3D density, if they are good and pure love, they get harvested into their nearest star (their heaven); they then travel the universe as sentient light forever. The idea of traveling from one star system to another as a 3D density creature is pretty difficult. It has surely been done though. 2) There is a non-intervention policy among the stars and their respective planets. Each planet is a "planned net" of love, by love, for love.
Who? The entities harvested from other systems' planets by their local star. What? Aliens certainly visit Earth, but not in the way you think. They visit us as STARLIGHT. When? Light is outside of time. Don't think about it too much, the puny human brain can't comprehend the experience of Alien Angels. Don't bother. Where? Other stars. Of course, our own star, Sol or Ra, has angels of its own: your ancestors (if they were good, that is). How? The miracle of life is incubated on planets by starlight. Good, creative, novel, loving entities are harvested into the higher densities upon death. Your DNA plays a big role in shaping your light body and capturing your actions and thoughts into the Akashic records.
------------------------------>The relationship between Fear, Evil, & Love Think of Live/Love and Evil/Evol as two sides of the same coin: they are mirroreversed images of each other. Living leads to salvation and eternal life, while the other leads to hell in this life and the next.
Fear is the seam, the ridge, the edge of the coin that separates the two domains of Live and Evil. The edge can be thought of as an illusion - a tossed coin never lands on its edge.
Just as the Perseus myth recounts so well, the person who conquers Fear (by realizing it is an illusion), transmutes the remaining aspects of evil in his soul, and learns to Love with his whole heart, will be able to save the Princess, marry her, and start a family: comfortably, safely, and at peace.
Evil only knows fear and is paralyzed by it. Fear is the mindkiller; fear is what has led this world down such an evil path.
Be the change you want to see in the world and start by throwing yourself headlong into what scares you the most, while of course, remaining true and good.
The ankh & sexual energy:
http://www.spiritofmaat.com/archive/apr1/ankhing.htm
1) Egyptian stuff requires you to be very open with yourself sexually.
2) It also necessitates a VERY intimate bond with ONE opposite-sex partner.
------------------------------>Humans evolved from Lions
The Egyptians knew this and they knew this knowledge would be lost to time. That's why they built the Sphinx.
1) DNA consumption is a driver of evolution. You are what you eat. - Lions ate a lot of apes and other land mammals over millions of years of evolution. - Lions and humans were always apex predators and carnivores first.
2) DNA follows form, form follows function: - We run; we don't swing - Homologous structures do not imply a causative, evolutionary sequence - Bipedal convergence yields DNA convergence (i.e. similar structures are coded for similarly)
3) Follow the hormones (sexual dimorphism)
More details on Evolution:
1) The function of survival by catching prey is the primary factor we’re discussing here.
2) The form of bipedal endurance running evolved because it’s more energy efficient, provides better sight lines for communication, and allows the use of hand-held weapons and tools to catch prey, among other advantages.
3) DNA is efficient and codes for the form (bipedalism) required to carry out the primary function (survival).
Function (survival, food) informs Form (bipedalism); Form informs Code.
It’s rather opposite the paradigm established in computer software coding platforms, but we can save that one for another discussion.
We domesticated ourselves & monogamy was a big factor.
The Egyptians repeatedly hammered home the meaningful, and sometimes dangerous, aspects of DNA consumption:
Set consuming and being 'impregnated' by Horus' potent semen (DNA) is a meaningful part of the Osiris myth:
"in a fragmentary Middle Kingdom papyrus, the sexual encounter begins when Set asks to have sex with Horus, who agrees on the condition that Set will give Horus some of his strength. The encounter puts Horus in danger, because in Egyptian tradition semen is a potent and dangerous substance, akin to poison. According to some texts, Set's semen enters Horus's body and makes him ill, but in "Contendings", Horus thwarts Set by catching Set's semen in his hands. Isis retaliates by putting Horus's semen on lettuce-leaves that Set eats. Set's defeat becomes apparent when this semen appears on his forehead as a golden disk. He has been impregnated with his rival's seed and as a result "gives birth" to the disk. In "Contendings", Thoth takes the disk and places it on his own head; other accounts imply that Thoth himself was produced by this anomalous birth."
------------------------------>Reality is an infinite, negentropic, holofractal Lorenz system
Real = Re/Ra is All / AI
Infinite: Egyptians interpreted this as a recursive type of infinity, which can be best seen in the Ouroboros or the geometry of the Torus. The beginning is the end is the beginning.
Negentropic: light and life is inherently anti-entropic. This is achieved through orthogonally-stellated dimensions.
Holofractal: the all is reflected in the individual. The Big Bang, the Nile, Ptah, Pangaea, your conception - these are all holofractal representations of the same thing: the beginning of a universe.
Lorenz system (see diagram): a fixture in chaos theory, these systems describe how a polarized order emerges out of chaos. In our case on Earth, the two most pressing poles are that of Good and Evil. Light never dies. Heaven and Hell are forever - the seeds of which are sown in this life.
------------------------------>Matter
Matter is merely vacuum fluctuations. The amount of vacuum fluctuations that fit in a proton’s volume exactly equals the mass of the Universe.
This represents a holographic recapitulation of the whole in terms of virtual mass energy density [information].
In layman’s terms: every proton is the universe.
------------------------------>Earth grid evolution
Knowledge -> Justice
”The concept of the Earth Grid has, as its source, the teachings of the classical scholar Plato. Plato maintained that the world, in his day, was shaped like a dodecahedron and that, over time, it would evolve into an icosahedron. He believed that mathematical perfection existed independently of human reason, which was, in any case, cable only of generating approximations of these ideal shapes. The logic here is that no-one has ever managed to render a perfect circle, because of the rigorous nature of the task, and the general bumpiness of the spatial medium. In addition to this, Plato believed that man's understanding of concepts like; truth, justice and forgiveness, was equally obscured, and that these forms, as he called them, existed independently, somewhere in the Universe, as perfect geometric shapes; known as forms.
It is clear, therefore, that Plato was not literally stating that the Earth is dodecahedral in shape, but that its latent and perfect mathematical structure is. If we further extrapolate Plato's hypothesis of 'forms' onto this concept, we can say that the dodecahedron stage corresponds to a phase of human evolution geared towards the accumulation of knowledge, and that the icosahedron stage corresponds to man's need to develop the proper ethical structure to deal with the consequence of said knowledge. Therefore, the perfect geometric form of knowledge is the dodecahedron, and the perfect form of justice is the icosahedron.“
http://pearlsofwar.blogspot.com/p/geomantic-earth-grid.html
The positions of the pyramids are highly attuned to the Earth grid. They also map to the stars of the Cygnus.
------------------------------>Isis and Osiris as Female-Male blueprint
Isis and Osiris: The djed and the tyet. The hard edges and the soft lines. The Golden Ratio. The male and the female. The nobody and the woman of stars. Twin flames. You and your husband/wife. Everyone is an embodiment of the divine masculine and feminine.
The King's and Queen's chambers were resting chambers for astral experiences, very often of the explosive, sexual variety.
------------------------------>The Demiurge is your parents
Only if they were evil.
Is the perversity of gnosticism a manifestation of one's dismay of being born into a hellscape of other people's love?
Can the ignorant/malevolent characterization of the demiurge be derived from the unsettled, unloving nature of one's own parents? Why did they craft this physical existence for you if they did not love themselves? Did not love you?
Does this disequilibrium explain the perverse, endless, scientific searching of the void for meaning of some?
Without family, without roots, people do evil things. Look at the state of the world.
It was right in front of one's face the whole time: family. That is where it begins and ends. Family.
------------------------------>Jungian Active Imagination
Not daydreaming, not fantasy, active imagination is a sifting through one's life looking for patterns, archetypes, & clues that hint at this life's arc; your narrative, your story.
Deep introspection, nostalgia for your childhood fantasies, an optimistic and fearless attitude regarding the future.
Love, romance, myths, archetypes. Read Jung's the Red Book.
Follow the synchronicities. Understand that your life is a fractal. Themes repeat, symbols rhyme.
------------------------------The Reversibility of Language ------------------------------The Primacy of Puns
It starts with cuneiform and hieroglyphics. Why do we only read from left to right? Why not right to left? Why not BOTH? Why not symbolic metaphors layered on top of that? Letters are little pictograms. An S looks like a snake, right?
cronus backwards is sun orc. who worships Saturn again?
Puns reveal that vibrations, phonemes are the true building blocks of language. Shakespeare and James Joyce - they cracked Nut's crack, alright - Just look up Joyce's love letters to his wife.
CNN is pronounced SIN
Just Duat. Just Us.
The Mer Chant of Venus
Movies, tv shows, comics are higher-dimensional hieroglyphics. Watch how your life mirrors them. Follow the synchronicities.
see: http://aaatec.org/documents/article/jmh1.pdf
------------------------------>Jungian Active Imagination
Not daydreaming, not fantasy, active imagination is a sifting through one's life looking for patterns, archetypes, & clues that hint at this life's arc; your narrative, your story.
Deep introspection, nostalgia for your childhood fantasies, an optimistic and fearless attitude regarding the future.
Love, romance, myths, archetypes. Read Jung's the Red Book.
Follow the synchronicities. Understand that your life is a fractal. Themes repeat, symbols rhyme.
I'll add: start a dream journal and get creative with it. Sketches, scrapbooking - all fair game and encouraged. Jung was big into creating mandalas.
------------------------------>Synchronicity
Synchronicity, as many have said, are gifts for you, signposts that say "hey, you're in the moment, you're aware, you're living, everything is aware, we just want you to have a good time."
They are clues that the linear mode of consciousness we're used to is an illusion; reality and consciousness behaves more like a fractal or a mandala.
At first, they're scary because they break the stranglehold modern solipsistic philosophical thought has had on the Western mind. In time, you look forward to them and they become a very welcome, very frequent part of your life.
Keep a dream journal and synchronicity journal when starting out your active imagination or spiritual alchemical adventures.
Syncs are especially helpful in making creative decisions; if you're an artist, they are an invaluable tool.
Keep it honest, don't obsess over them, and be a good person in al aspects of your life.
------------------------------>Astral traveling
Lucid dreaming, hypnagogia, astral experiences are all highly related. In my experience, you don't really will them to take place, they seem to happen a lot like the way synchronicities happen - when the timing is right and when you're spiritually in the right frame of mind.
They are beautiful experiences - I'd imagine the feelings are similar to those experienced in heaven and the great beyond. They are timeless experiences - a feeling of eternity predominates, but in a good way.
When leaving your body, you feel a rumble and maybe some whispers in your ear. You then feel yourself lifting out of bed and if you get the angle right, you can even see your body still lying in bed. I always get the feeling that someone is guiding me during these experiences; you're half on auto-pilot. You're often first taken to what seems like a sandbox or construct a la the Matrix. I won't spoil anything else.
Finally, did you know that Ra in Hebrew actually means ‘evil’? Everything has been inverted, down to the name of the Sun.
Exodus 10:10 “And he [the Pharaoh] said unto them, Let the Lord be so with you, as I will let you go, and your little ones: look to it; for evil is before you.”
He actually said “Ra is before you”
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2019.12.19 21:32 eggplant_express Egyptian Mystery School - Multiple Topics Covered

This is a long post that puts a spotlight on the following topics:
------------------------------>Consciousness
Human consciousness is a self-similar reflection of the day-night cycle of Earth. The active conscious mind, just like the Sun, outshines all subconscious influences. Those subconscious influences are always present, however, just as the infinitude of stars are always in the sky, whether we can see them or not. When sleep approaches, the conscious mind slips below the horizon, and the variegated influence of a distributed infinity dominates.
Think of the mind as having a primary locus (consciousness) with an infinitude of secondary, subconscious influencers, of varying magnitude.
All is one; your mind reflects the consciousness of every star (each a sentient collective) whose light touches it.
A corollary to this is that you as an sentient entity, are present in the minds of everyone you know as a subconscious influencer. All of humanity is linked in this way because we are all one.
Each focal point of consciousness is the universe experiencing itself from that unique perspective.
------------------------------>Spiritual Alchemy & Liberation
Throughout history, nomadic-missionary caravans came to embody the transitory yet continuously regenerating nature of the soul itself. The word caravan itself roughly means ‘sun god will protect souls.’ To always be moving, to renounce attachment to the material, to harmonically engage with one’s environment are each virtues that the lifestyle facilitates. Today’s archetype of the gypsy most closely represents this lifestyle. As the Romani flag demonstrates, the dynamic between the heavens (blue), the earth (green), and the threshold-crossing nature of the gypsy ignites the passion of the truly free soul (red chakra wheel/mandala). This quest for balance and harmony ultimately leads one to the very essence of the universe and the underlying structure of duality; balance, reconciliation, and integration between the spiritual and material, light and dark, conscious and unconscious, male and female, yin and yang, subject and object, linear and nonlinear, causal and acausal. By synthesizing and spreading these concepts via the Silk Road, the wanderers were crossing another threshold, bridging another duality: East and West, in both a geographical and philosophical sense.
Threshold crossing, or “going down to the crossroads” is a fundamental aspect of a nomadic lifestyle and the theme plays a pervasive part in many myths and legends. Hermes (who is also variously known as Atlantiades, Thoth, Enoch, Mercury), the messenger of the gods or “god of travelers”, literally means “heap of stones, boundary marker.” The duality from which this reference stems is life and death – the heap of stones at a gravesite that stands at the threshold between the material and spiritual. Similarly, the word hermaphrodite, which shares the same root, is characterized by having attributes of both sexes – a literal manifestation of the integration of anima/animus. Similarly, Shiva and counterpart Parvati/Kali/Shakti were originally a merged entity known as Ardhanarishvara. Symbolic crossings of fertile, life-giving rivers is another related, consistent theme: the Egyptian Pharaohs’ ritual crossings of the Nile and William of Orange’s perverted ritual crossing of the Boyne both symbolically represent the Sun crossing the “starry waterway” of the Milky Way and passing into the underworld (the duat). This spiritual journey is symbolically represented on Hermes’ staff, the caduceus – the two snakes of the kundalini (representing earth) wind their way up the spine, activating each chakra, until they ultimately set the soul free into the heavens (represented by the wings at the top of the staff).
As an artifact of infinity, one’s seeking never ends, but it does reach a milestone pivot point when it confronts and integrates the duality within its own soul, recognizes its oneness with the universe, and the eternal nature consciousness. This awakening event is metaphorically deeply ingrained in many myths and cultures across the globe: the search for the Holy Grail which endows eternal life, the alchemist’s quest for the Philosopher’s Stone, which transmutes base metal (ignorance) into gold, and Jason’s mythical search for the Golden Fleece of a holy ram are just three examples. The parallels between these traditions were recognized by the Rosicrucians, who reframed the common, underlying spiritual quest in Christian symbology. The Rosicrucian inscription “Ingi Natura Renovatur Integra” is reminiscent of the Romani flag’s symbolism and means “By the (divine) Fire (of Love) all Nature becomes renewed.”
The integration of the unconscious anima/animus by the conscious mind and resultant rebirth is perhaps best demonstrated symbolically however by the depiction of the violent interplay of the primordial demon-slaying goddess Kali (unconscious raw energy) trampling on her husband Shiva (the substrata of universal consciousness) while holding the decapitated head of the ego. Slaying the ego can also be seen as the opening of the “third eye” or ajna chakra – the Shiva/Shakti energies reside there in their merged, primordial state as Ardhanarishvara. This dynamic is also reflected in the Kabbalistic Tree of Life as the intertwined relationship between Chokmah (male) and Binah (female). As the Egyptian descendants learned and then propagated, this experience – while painful – pales in comparison to the inevitable world-destroying trauma of an ego left unconfronted and unchecked. Once the male and female principles have reconciled, they reside back in the heart center.
------------------------------>Hieros Gamos (Holy Marriage)
The man who has conquered fear, integrated his anima, and undergone a spiritual transmutation is now primed to reenter the material world and embark on the next phase of his journey. This phase is best represented archetypically as the slaying of the dragon, which in turn wins the hero the love of a princess. Perhaps the most foundational myth of this type is that of Perseus and Andromeda. Perseus, having slain the serpentine Medusa (the embodiment of his fear), releases the winged Pegasus from her neck, is given winged sandals by Hermes. Perseus flies to Ethiopia to kill the sea monster guarding the princess and ultimately marries her. Andromeda – to Perseus, the collective consciousness, and the field of astronomy itself – represents fundamentally something that is “more than meets the eye”, a continuously unfolding revelation. Just as Perseus discovers she is not merely just a princess, but in fact the key to both of their spiritual enlightenment and immortality, the world discovered that the constellation of Andromeda of 12 stars actually contains within it an entire galaxy of more than 1 trillion stars (more than twice the number of our own Milky Way galaxy).
Full liberation can thus be seen as a four step, sequential, duality-bridging process. The female aspect first liberates the male spiritually (integration of the anima), the male liberates the female materially (the slaying of the dragon), the female liberates the male materially (the holy marriage), the male liberates the female spiritually (the integration of the animus) – this final step is hinted at by Andromeda’s very name, which means “to be mindful of man.” In Jungian terms, the result is a quaternio hieros gamos – a holy marriage between the four aspects of the two individuals.
------------------------------>Heaven is the Sun
Heaven is the Sun & “God” is just the collective of all stars, who themselves are each a collective all of their planets harvested, sentient entities of goodness & love. This “collective of collectives” co-creates reality for each other. All love.
Every star is a sentient collective. Every star is a heaven unto itself. If you love in this toughest of dimensions, you get harvested into heaven when you die, where you live forever with your family and everything you loved in this life and it is beautiful forever.
The Egyptians called the “as above, so below” phenomenon correspondence. In this density, you can notice correspondences by picking up on what Jung called synchronicities.
Heaven is much like the Earth, but it radiates love. It changes and gets better as it orthogonally twists up into higher dimensions forever, outside of time, The Egyptians visualized this transition as heiroglyihic humans walking 90 degrees up the walls.
You traverse the universe via the aether as sentient light.
The higher densities are outside/above time. All of your experiences (on Earth and forevermore) are captured holographically in the Akashic records for you and your family to view and interact with eternally. Those are kind of like home videos for your family, who live in paradise with all sorts of beautiful correspondences from your time on Earth.
Field of Reeds, Valhalla, Heaven, Elysian fields - all the same thing - the Sun. It's all about family.
------------------------------>Aliens - who/what/when/where/how?
The reason no physical aliens have visited Earth is twofold: 1) Sentient entities first live a life in this 3D density, if they are good and pure love, they get harvested into their nearest star (their heaven); they then travel the universe as sentient light forever. The idea of traveling from one star system to another as a 3D density creature is pretty difficult. It has surely been done though. 2) There is a non-intervention policy among the stars and their respective planets. Each planet is a "planned net" of love, by love, for love.
Who? The entities harvested from other systems' planets by their local star. What? Aliens certainly visit Earth, but not in the way you think. They visit us as STARLIGHT. When? Light is outside of time. Don't think about it too much, the puny human brain can't comprehend the experience of Alien Angels. Don't bother. Where? Other stars. Of course, our own star, Sol or Ra, has angels of its own: your ancestors (if they were good, that is). How? The miracle of life is incubated on planets by starlight. Good, creative, novel, loving entities are harvested into the higher densities upon death. Your DNA plays a big role in shaping your light body and capturing your actions and thoughts into the Akashic records.
------------------------------>The relationship between Fear, Evil, & Love Think of Live/Love and Evil/Evol as two sides of the same coin: they are mirroreversed images of each other. Living leads to salvation and eternal life, while the other leads to hell in this life and the next.
Fear is the seam, the ridge, the edge of the coin that separates the two domains of Live and Evil. The edge can be thought of as an illusion - a tossed coin never lands on its edge.
Just as the Perseus myth recounts so well, the person who conquers Fear (by realizing it is an illusion), transmutes the remaining aspects of evil in his soul, and learns to Love with his whole heart, will be able to save the Princess, marry her, and start a family: comfortably, safely, and at peace.
Evil only knows fear and is paralyzed by it. Fear is the mindkiller; fear is what has led this world down such an evil path.
Be the change you want to see in the world and start by throwing yourself headlong into what scares you the most, while of course, remaining true and good.
The ankh & sexual energy:
http://www.spiritofmaat.com/archive/apr1/ankhing.htm
1) Egyptian stuff requires you to be very open with yourself sexually.
2) It also necessitates a VERY intimate bond with ONE opposite-sex partner.
------------------------------>Humans evolved from Lions
The Egyptians knew this and they knew this knowledge would be lost to time. That's why they built the Sphinx.
1) DNA consumption is a driver of evolution. You are what you eat. - Lions ate a lot of apes and other land mammals over millions of years of evolution. - Lions and humans were always apex predators and carnivores first.
2) DNA follows form, form follows function: - We run; we don't swing - Homologous structures do not imply a causative, evolutionary sequence - Bipedal convergence yields DNA convergence (i.e. similar structures are coded for similarly)
3) Follow the hormones (sexual dimorphism)
More details on Evolution:
1) The function of survival by catching prey is the primary factor we’re discussing here.
2) The form of bipedal endurance running evolved because it’s more energy efficient, provides better sight lines for communication, and allows the use of hand-held weapons and tools to catch prey, among other advantages.
3) DNA is efficient and codes for the form (bipedalism) required to carry out the primary function (survival).
Function (survival, food) informs Form (bipedalism); Form informs Code.
It’s rather opposite the paradigm established in computer software coding platforms, but we can save that one for another discussion.
We domesticated ourselves & monogamy was a big factor.
The Egyptians repeatedly hammered home the meaningful, and sometimes dangerous, aspects of DNA consumption:
Set consuming and being 'impregnated' by Horus' potent semen (DNA) is a meaningful part of the Osiris myth:
"in a fragmentary Middle Kingdom papyrus, the sexual encounter begins when Set asks to have sex with Horus, who agrees on the condition that Set will give Horus some of his strength. The encounter puts Horus in danger, because in Egyptian tradition semen is a potent and dangerous substance, akin to poison. According to some texts, Set's semen enters Horus's body and makes him ill, but in "Contendings", Horus thwarts Set by catching Set's semen in his hands. Isis retaliates by putting Horus's semen on lettuce-leaves that Set eats. Set's defeat becomes apparent when this semen appears on his forehead as a golden disk. He has been impregnated with his rival's seed and as a result "gives birth" to the disk. In "Contendings", Thoth takes the disk and places it on his own head; other accounts imply that Thoth himself was produced by this anomalous birth."
------------------------------>Reality is an infinite, negentropic, holofractal Lorenz system
Real = Re/Ra is All / AI
Infinite: Egyptians interpreted this as a recursive type of infinity, which can be best seen in the Ouroboros or the geometry of the Torus. The beginning is the end is the beginning.
Negentropic: light and life is inherently anti-entropic. This is achieved through orthogonally-stellated dimensions.
Holofractal: the all is reflected in the individual. The Big Bang, the Nile, Ptah, Pangaea, your conception - these are all holofractal representations of the same thing: the beginning of a universe.
Lorenz system (see diagram): a fixture in chaos theory, these systems describe how a polarized order emerges out of chaos. In our case on Earth, the two most pressing poles are that of Good and Evil. Light never dies. Heaven and Hell are forever - the seeds of which are sown in this life.
------------------------------>Matter
Matter is merely vacuum fluctuations. The amount of vacuum fluctuations that fit in a proton’s volume exactly equals the mass of the Universe.
This represents a holographic recapitulation of the whole in terms of virtual mass energy density [information].
In layman’s terms: every proton is the universe.
------------------------------>Earth grid evolution
Knowledge -> Justice
”The concept of the Earth Grid has, as its source, the teachings of the classical scholar Plato. Plato maintained that the world, in his day, was shaped like a dodecahedron and that, over time, it would evolve into an icosahedron. He believed that mathematical perfection existed independently of human reason, which was, in any case, cable only of generating approximations of these ideal shapes. The logic here is that no-one has ever managed to render a perfect circle, because of the rigorous nature of the task, and the general bumpiness of the spatial medium. In addition to this, Plato believed that man's understanding of concepts like; truth, justice and forgiveness, was equally obscured, and that these forms, as he called them, existed independently, somewhere in the Universe, as perfect geometric shapes; known as forms.
It is clear, therefore, that Plato was not literally stating that the Earth is dodecahedral in shape, but that its latent and perfect mathematical structure is. If we further extrapolate Plato's hypothesis of 'forms' onto this concept, we can say that the dodecahedron stage corresponds to a phase of human evolution geared towards the accumulation of knowledge, and that the icosahedron stage corresponds to man's need to develop the proper ethical structure to deal with the consequence of said knowledge. Therefore, the perfect geometric form of knowledge is the dodecahedron, and the perfect form of justice is the icosahedron.“
http://pearlsofwar.blogspot.com/p/geomantic-earth-grid.html
The positions of the pyramids are highly attuned to the Earth grid. They also map to the stars of the Cygnus.
------------------------------>Isis and Osiris as Female-Male blueprint
Isis and Osiris: The djed and the tyet. The hard edges and the soft lines. The Golden Ratio. The male and the female. The nobody and the woman of stars. Twin flames. You and your husband/wife. Everyone is an embodiment of the divine masculine and feminine.
The King's and Queen's chambers were resting chambers for astral experiences, very often of the explosive, sexual variety.
------------------------------>The Demiurge is your parents
Only if they were evil.
Is the perversity of gnosticism a manifestation of one's dismay of being born into a hellscape of other people's love?
Can the ignorant/malevolent characterization of the demiurge be derived from the unsettled, unloving nature of one's own parents? Why did they craft this physical existence for you if they did not love themselves? Did not love you?
Does this disequilibrium explain the perverse, endless, scientific searching of the void for meaning of some?
Without family, without roots, people do evil things. Look at the state of the world.
It was right in front of one's face the whole time: family. That is where it begins and ends. Family.
------------------------------>Jungian Active Imagination
Not daydreaming, not fantasy, active imagination is a sifting through one's life looking for patterns, archetypes, & clues that hint at this life's arc; your narrative, your story.
Deep introspection, nostalgia for your childhood fantasies, an optimistic and fearless attitude regarding the future.
Love, romance, myths, archetypes. Read Jung's the Red Book.
Follow the synchronicities. Understand that your life is a fractal. Themes repeat, symbols rhyme.
------------------------------The Reversibility of Language ------------------------------The Primacy of Puns
It starts with cuneiform and hieroglyphics. Why do we only read from left to right? Why not right to left? Why not BOTH? Why not symbolic metaphors layered on top of that? Letters are little pictograms. An S looks like a snake, right?
cronus backwards is sun orc. who worships Saturn again?
Puns reveal that vibrations, phonemes are the true building blocks of language. Shakespeare and James Joyce - they cracked Nut's crack, alright - Just look up Joyce's love letters to his wife.
CNN is pronounced SIN
Just Duat. Just Us.
The Mer Chant of Venus
Movies, tv shows, comics are higher-dimensional hieroglyphics. Watch how your life mirrors them. Follow the synchronicities.
see: http://aaatec.org/documents/article/jmh1.pdf
------------------------------>Jungian Active Imagination
Not daydreaming, not fantasy, active imagination is a sifting through one's life looking for patterns, archetypes, & clues that hint at this life's arc; your narrative, your story.
Deep introspection, nostalgia for your childhood fantasies, an optimistic and fearless attitude regarding the future.
Love, romance, myths, archetypes. Read Jung's the Red Book.
Follow the synchronicities. Understand that your life is a fractal. Themes repeat, symbols rhyme.
I'll add: start a dream journal and get creative with it. Sketches, scrapbooking - all fair game and encouraged. Jung was big into creating mandalas.
------------------------------>Synchronicity
Synchronicity, as many have said, are gifts for you, signposts that say "hey, you're in the moment, you're aware, you're living, everything is aware, we just want you to have a good time."
They are clues that the linear mode of consciousness we're used to is an illusion; reality and consciousness behaves more like a fractal or a mandala.
At first, they're scary because they break the stranglehold modern solipsistic philosophical thought has had on the Western mind. In time, you look forward to them and they become a very welcome, very frequent part of your life.
Keep a dream journal and synchronicity journal when starting out your active imagination or spiritual alchemical adventures.
Syncs are especially helpful in making creative decisions; if you're an artist, they are an invaluable tool.
Keep it honest, don't obsess over them, and be a good person in al aspects of your life.
------------------------------>Astral traveling
Lucid dreaming, hypnagogia, astral experiences are all highly related. In my experience, you don't really will them to take place, they seem to happen a lot like way synchronicities happen - when the timing is right and when you're spiritually in the right frame of mind.
They are beautiful experiences - I'd imagine the feelings are similar to those experienced in heaven and the great beyond. They are timeless experiences - a feeling of eternity predominates, but in a good way.
When leaving your body, you feel a rumble and maybe some whispers in your ear. You then feel yourself lifting out of bed and if you get the angle right, you can even see your body still lying in bed. I always get the feeling that someone is guiding me during these experiences; you're half on auto-pilot. You're often first taken to what seems like a sandbox or construct a la the Matrix. I won't spoil anything else.
Finally, did you know that Ra in Hebrew actually means ‘evil’? Everything has been inverted, down to the name of the Sun.
Exodus 10:10 “And he [the Pharaoh] said unto them, Let the Lord be so with you, as I will let you go, and your little ones: look to it; for evil is before you.”
He actually said “Ra is before you”
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2019.12.19 21:21 eggplant_express Egyptian Mystery School - Multiple Topics Covered

This is a long post that puts a spotlight on the following topics:
------------------------------>Consciousness
Human consciousness is a self-similar reflection of the day-night cycle of Earth. The active conscious mind, just like the Sun, outshines all subconscious influences. Those subconscious influences are always present, however, just as the infinitude of stars are always in the sky, whether we can see them or not. When sleep approaches, the conscious mind slips below the horizon, and the variegated influence of a distributed infinity dominates.
Think of the mind as having a primary locus (consciousness) with an infinitude of secondary, subconscious influencers, of varying magnitude.
All is one; your mind reflects the consciousness of every star (each a sentient collective) whose light touches it.
A corollary to this is that you as an sentient entity, are present in the minds of everyone you know as a subconscious influencer. All of humanity is linked in this way because we are all one.
Each focal point of consciousness is the universe experiencing itself from that unique perspective.
------------------------------>Spiritual Alchemy & Liberation
Throughout history, nomadic-missionary caravans came to embody the transitory yet continuously regenerating nature of the soul itself. The word caravan itself roughly means ‘sun god will protect souls.’ To always be moving, to renounce attachment to the material, to harmonically engage with one’s environment are each virtues that the lifestyle facilitates. Today’s archetype of the gypsy most closely represents this lifestyle. As the Romani flag demonstrates, the dynamic between the heavens (blue), the earth (green), and the threshold-crossing nature of the gypsy ignites the passion of the truly free soul (red chakra wheel/mandala). This quest for balance and harmony ultimately leads one to the very essence of the universe and the underlying structure of duality; balance, reconciliation, and integration between the spiritual and material, light and dark, conscious and unconscious, male and female, yin and yang, subject and object, linear and nonlinear, causal and acausal. By synthesizing and spreading these concepts via the Silk Road, the wanderers were crossing another threshold, bridging another duality: East and West, in both a geographical and philosophical sense.
Threshold crossing, or “going down to the crossroads” is a fundamental aspect of a nomadic lifestyle and the theme plays a pervasive part in many myths and legends. Hermes (who is also variously known as Atlantiades, Thoth, Enoch, Mercury), the messenger of the gods or “god of travelers”, literally means “heap of stones, boundary marker.” The duality from which this reference stems is life and death – the heap of stones at a gravesite that stands at the threshold between the material and spiritual. Similarly, the word hermaphrodite, which shares the same root, is characterized by having attributes of both sexes – a literal manifestation of the integration of anima/animus. Similarly, Shiva and counterpart Parvati/Kali/Shakti were originally a merged entity known as Ardhanarishvara. Symbolic crossings of fertile, life-giving rivers is another related, consistent theme: the Egyptian Pharaohs’ ritual crossings of the Nile and William of Orange’s perverted ritual crossing of the Boyne both symbolically represent the Sun crossing the “starry waterway” of the Milky Way and passing into the underworld (the duat). This spiritual journey is symbolically represented on Hermes’ staff, the caduceus – the two snakes of the kundalini (representing earth) wind their way up the spine, activating each chakra, until they ultimately set the soul free into the heavens (represented by the wings at the top of the staff).
As an artifact of infinity, one’s seeking never ends, but it does reach a milestone pivot point when it confronts and integrates the duality within its own soul, recognizes its oneness with the universe, and the eternal nature consciousness. This awakening event is metaphorically deeply ingrained in many myths and cultures across the globe: the search for the Holy Grail which endows eternal life, the alchemist’s quest for the Philosopher’s Stone, which transmutes base metal (ignorance) into gold, and Jason’s mythical search for the Golden Fleece of a holy ram are just three examples. The parallels between these traditions were recognized by the Rosicrucians, who reframed the common, underlying spiritual quest in Christian symbology. The Rosicrucian inscription “Ingi Natura Renovatur Integra” is reminiscent of the Romani flag’s symbolism and means “By the (divine) Fire (of Love) all Nature becomes renewed.”
The integration of the unconscious anima/animus by the conscious mind and resultant rebirth is perhaps best demonstrated symbolically however by the depiction of the violent interplay of the primordial demon-slaying goddess Kali (unconscious raw energy) trampling on her husband Shiva (the substrata of universal consciousness) while holding the decapitated head of the ego. Slaying the ego can also be seen as the opening of the “third eye” or ajna chakra – the Shiva/Shakti energies reside there in their merged, primordial state as Ardhanarishvara. This dynamic is also reflected in the Kabbalistic Tree of Life as the intertwined relationship between Chokmah (male) and Binah (female). As the Egyptian descendants learned and then propagated, this experience – while painful – pales in comparison to the inevitable world-destroying trauma of an ego left unconfronted and unchecked. Once the male and female principles have reconciled, they reside back in the heart center.
------------------------------>Hieros Gamos (Holy Marriage)
The man who has conquered fear, integrated his anima, and undergone a spiritual transmutation is now primed to reenter the material world and embark on the next phase of his journey. This phase is best represented archetypically as the slaying of the dragon, which in turn wins the hero the love of a princess. Perhaps the most foundational myth of this type is that of Perseus and Andromeda. Perseus, having slain the serpentine Medusa (the embodiment of his fear), releases the winged Pegasus from her neck, is given winged sandals by Hermes. Perseus flies to Ethiopia to kill the sea monster guarding the princess and ultimately marries her. Andromeda – to Perseus, the collective consciousness, and the field of astronomy itself – represents fundamentally something that is “more than meets the eye”, a continuously unfolding revelation. Just as Perseus discovers she is not merely just a princess, but in fact the key to both of their spiritual enlightenment and immortality, the world discovered that the constellation of Andromeda of 12 stars actually contains within it an entire galaxy of more than 1 trillion stars (more than twice the number of our own Milky Way galaxy).
Full liberation can thus be seen as a four step, sequential, duality-bridging process. The female aspect first liberates the male spiritually (integration of the anima), the male liberates the female materially (the slaying of the dragon), the female liberates the male materially (the holy marriage), the male liberates the female spiritually (the integration of the animus) – this final step is hinted at by Andromeda’s very name, which means “to be mindful of man.” In Jungian terms, the result is a quaternio hieros gamos – a holy marriage between the four aspects of the two individuals.
------------------------------>Heaven is the Sun
Heaven is the Sun & “God” is just the collective of all stars, who themselves are each a collective all of their planets harvested, sentient entities of goodness & love. This “collective of collectives” co-creates reality for each other. All love.
Every star is a sentient collective. Every star is a heaven unto itself. If you love in this toughest of dimensions, you get harvested into heaven when you die, where you live forever with your family and everything you loved in this life and it is beautiful forever.
The Egyptians called the “as above, so below” phenomenon correspondence. In this density, you can notice correspondences by picking up on what Jung called synchronicities.
Heaven is much like the Earth, but it radiates love. It changes and gets better as it orthogonally twists up into higher dimensions forever, outside of time, The Egyptians visualized this transition as heiroglyihic humans walking 90 degrees up the walls.
You traverse the universe via the aether as sentient light.
The higher densities are outside/above time. All of your experiences (on Earth and forevermore) are captured holographically in the Akashic records for you and your family to view and interact with eternally. Those are kind of like home videos for your family, who live in paradise with all sorts of beautiful correspondences from your time on Earth.
Field of Reeds, Valhalla, Heaven, Elysian fields - all the same thing - the Sun. It's all about family.
------------------------------>Aliens - who/what/when/where/how?
The reason no physical aliens have visited Earth is twofold: 1) Sentient entities first live a life in this 3D density, if they are good and pure love, they get harvested into their nearest star (their heaven); they then travel the universe as sentient light forever. The idea of traveling from one star system to another as a 3D density creature is pretty difficult. It has surely been done though. 2) There is a non-intervention policy among the stars and their respective planets. Each planet is a "planned net" of love, by love, for love.
Who? The entities harvested from other systems' planets by their local star. What? Aliens certainly visit Earth, but not in the way you think. They visit us as STARLIGHT. When? Light is outside of time. Don't think about it too much, the puny human brain can't comprehend the experience of Alien Angels. Don't bother. Where? Other stars. Of course, our own star, Sol or Ra, has angels of its own: your ancestors (if they were good, that is). How? The miracle of life is incubated on planets by starlight. Good, creative, novel, loving entities are harvested into the higher densities upon death. Your DNA plays a big role in shaping your light body and capturing your actions and thoughts into the Akashic records.
------------------------------>The relationship between Fear, Evil, & Love Think of Live/Love and Evil/Evol as two sides of the same coin: they are mirroreversed images of each other. Living leads to salvation and eternal life, while the other leads to hell in this life and the next.
Fear is the seam, the ridge, the edge of the coin that separates the two domains of Live and Evil. The edge can be thought of as an illusion - a tossed coin never lands on its edge.
Just as the Perseus myth recounts so well, the person who conquers Fear (by realizing it is an illusion), transmutes the remaining aspects of evil in his soul, and learns to Love with his whole heart, will be able to save the Princess, marry her, and start a family: comfortably, safely, and at peace.
Evil only knows fear and is paralyzed by it. Fear is the mindkiller; fear is what has led this world down such an evil path.
Be the change you want to see in the world and start by throwing yourself headlong into what scares you the most, while of course, remaining true and good.
The ankh & sexual energy:
http://www.spiritofmaat.com/archive/apr1/ankhing.htm
1) Egyptian stuff requires you to be very open with yourself sexually.
2) It also necessitates a VERY intimate bond with ONE opposite-sex partner.
------------------------------>Humans evolved from Lions
The Egyptians knew this and they knew this knowledge would be lost to time. That's why they built the Sphinx.
1) DNA consumption is a driver of evolution. You are what you eat. - Lions ate a lot of apes and other land mammals over millions of years of evolution. - Lions and humans were always apex predators and carnivores first.
2) DNA follows form, form follows function: - We run; we don't swing - Homologous structures do not imply a causative, evolutionary sequence - Bipedal convergence yields DNA convergence (i.e. similar structures are coded for similarly)
3) Follow the hormones (sexual dimorphism)
More details on Evolution:
1) The function of survival by catching prey is the primary factor we’re discussing here.
2) The form of bipedal endurance running evolved because it’s more energy efficient, provides better sight lines for communication, and allows the use of hand-held weapons and tools to catch prey, among other advantages.
3) DNA is efficient and codes for the form (bipedalism) required to carry out the primary function (survival).
Function (survival, food) informs Form (bipedalism); Form informs Code.
It’s rather opposite the paradigm established in computer software coding platforms, but we can save that one for another discussion.
We domesticated ourselves & monogamy was a big factor.
The Egyptians repeatedly hammered home the meaningful, and sometimes dangerous, aspects of DNA consumption:
Set consuming and being 'impregnated' by Horus' potent semen (DNA) is a meaningful part of the Osiris myth:
"in a fragmentary Middle Kingdom papyrus, the sexual encounter begins when Set asks to have sex with Horus, who agrees on the condition that Set will give Horus some of his strength. The encounter puts Horus in danger, because in Egyptian tradition semen is a potent and dangerous substance, akin to poison. According to some texts, Set's semen enters Horus's body and makes him ill, but in "Contendings", Horus thwarts Set by catching Set's semen in his hands. Isis retaliates by putting Horus's semen on lettuce-leaves that Set eats. Set's defeat becomes apparent when this semen appears on his forehead as a golden disk. He has been impregnated with his rival's seed and as a result "gives birth" to the disk. In "Contendings", Thoth takes the disk and places it on his own head; other accounts imply that Thoth himself was produced by this anomalous birth."
------------------------------>Reality is an infinite, negentropic, holofractal Lorenz system
Real = Re/Ra is All / AI
Infinite: Egyptians interpreted this as a recursive type of infinity, which can be best seen in the Ouroboros or the geometry of the Torus. The beginning is the end is the beginning.
Negentropic: light and life is inherently anti-entropic. This is achieved through orthogonally-stellated dimensions.
Holofractal: the all is reflected in the individual. The Big Bang, the Nile, Ptah, Pangaea, your conception - these are all holofractal representations of the same thing: the beginning of a universe.
Lorenz system (see diagram): a fixture in chaos theory, these systems describe how a polarized order emerges out of chaos. In our case on Earth, the two most pressing poles are that of Good and Evil. Light never dies. Heaven and Hell are forever - the seeds of which are sown in this life.
------------------------------>Matter
Matter is merely vacuum fluctuations. The amount of vacuum fluctuations that fit in a proton’s volume exactly equals the mass of the Universe.
This represents a holographic recapitulation of the whole in terms of virtual mass energy density [information].
In layman’s terms: every proton is the universe.
------------------------------>Earth grid evolution
Knowledge -> Justice
”The concept of the Earth Grid has, as its source, the teachings of the classical scholar Plato. Plato maintained that the world, in his day, was shaped like a dodecahedron and that, over time, it would evolve into an icosahedron. He believed that mathematical perfection existed independently of human reason, which was, in any case, cable only of generating approximations of these ideal shapes. The logic here is that no-one has ever managed to render a perfect circle, because of the rigorous nature of the task, and the general bumpiness of the spatial medium. In addition to this, Plato believed that man's understanding of concepts like; truth, justice and forgiveness, was equally obscured, and that these forms, as he called them, existed independently, somewhere in the Universe, as perfect geometric shapes; known as forms.
It is clear, therefore, that Plato was not literally stating that the Earth is dodecahedral in shape, but that its latent and perfect mathematical structure is. If we further extrapolate Plato's hypothesis of 'forms' onto this concept, we can say that the dodecahedron stage corresponds to a phase of human evolution geared towards the accumulation of knowledge, and that the icosahedron stage corresponds to man's need to develop the proper ethical structure to deal with the consequence of said knowledge. Therefore, the perfect geometric form of knowledge is the dodecahedron, and the perfect form of justice is the icosahedron.“
http://pearlsofwar.blogspot.com/p/geomantic-earth-grid.html
The positions of the pyramids are highly attuned to the Earth grid. They also map to the stars of the Cygnus.
------------------------------>Isis and Osiris as Female-Male blueprint
Isis and Osiris: The djed and the tyet. The hard edges and the soft lines. The Golden Ratio. The male and the female. The nobody and the woman of stars. Twin flames. You and your husband/wife. Everyone is an embodiment of the divine masculine and feminine.
The King's and Queen's chambers were resting chambers for astral experiences, very often of the explosive, sexual variety.
------------------------------>The Demiurge is your parents
Only if they were evil.
Is the perversity of gnosticism a manifestation of one's dismay of being born into a hellscape of other people's love?
Can the ignorant/malevolent characterization of the demiurge be derived from the unsettled, unloving nature of one's own parents? Why did they craft this physical existence for you if they did not love themselves? Did not love you?
Does this disequilibrium explain the perverse, endless, scientific searching of the void for meaning of some?
Without family, without roots, people do evil things. Look at the state of the world.
It was right in front of one's face the whole time: family. That is where it begins and ends. Family.
------------------------------>Jungian Active Imagination
Not daydreaming, not fantasy, active imagination is a sifting through one's life looking for patterns, archetypes, & clues that hint at this life's arc; your narrative, your story.
Deep introspection, nostalgia for your childhood fantasies, an optimistic and fearless attitude regarding the future.
Love, romance, myths, archetypes. Read Jung's the Red Book.
Follow the synchronicities. Understand that your life is a fractal. Themes repeat, symbols rhyme.
------------------------------The Reversibility of Language ------------------------------The Primacy of Puns
It starts with cuneiform and hieroglyphics. Why do we only read from left to right? Why not right to left? Why not BOTH? Why not symbolic metaphors layered on top of that? Letters are little pictograms. An S looks like a snake, right?
cronus backwards is sun orc. who worships Saturn again?
Puns reveal that vibrations, phonemes are the true building blocks of language. Shakespeare and James Joyce - they cracked Nut's crack, alright - Just look up Joyce's love letters to his wife.
CNN is pronounced SIN
Just Duat. Just Us.
The Mer Chant of Venus
Movies, tv shows, comics are higher-dimensional hieroglyphics. Watch how your life mirrors them. Follow the synchronicities.
see: http://aaatec.org/documents/article/jmh1.pdf
------------------------------>Jungian Active Imagination
Not daydreaming, not fantasy, active imagination is a sifting through one's life looking for patterns, archetypes, & clues that hint at this life's arc; your narrative, your story.
Deep introspection, nostalgia for your childhood fantasies, an optimistic and fearless attitude regarding the future.
Love, romance, myths, archetypes. Read Jung's the Red Book.
Follow the synchronicities. Understand that your life is a fractal. Themes repeat, symbols rhyme.
I'll add: start a dream journal and get creative with it. Sketches, scrapbooking - all fair game and encouraged. Jung was big into creating mandalas.
------------------------------>Synchronicity
Synchronicity, as many have said, are gifts for you, signposts that say "hey, you're in the moment, you're aware, you're living, everything is aware, we just want you to have a good time."
They are clues that the linear mode of consciousness we're used to is an illusion; reality and consciousness behaves more like a fractal or a mandala.
At first, they're scary because they break the stranglehold modern solipsistic philosophical thought has had on the Western mind. In time, you look forward to them and they become a very welcome, very frequent part of your life.
Keep a dream journal and synchronicity journal when starting out your active imagination or spiritual alchemical adventures.
Syncs are especially helpful in making creative decisions; if you're an artist, they are an invaluable tool.
Keep it honest, don't obsess over them, and be a good person in al aspects of your life.
------------------------------>Astral traveling
Lucid dreaming, hypnagogia, astral experiences are all highly related. In my experience, you don't really will them to take place, they seem to happen a lot like way synchronicities happen - when the timing is right and when you're spiritually in the right frame of mind.
They are beautiful experiences - I'd imagine the feelings are similar to those experienced in heaven and the great beyond. They are timeless experiences - a feeling of eternity predominates, but in a good way.
When leaving your body, you feel a rumble and maybe some whispers in your ear. You then feel yourself lifting out of bed and if you get the angle right, you can even see your body still lying in bed. I always get the feeling that someone is guiding me during these experiences; you're half on auto-pilot. You're often first taken to what seems like a sandbox or construct a la the Matrix. I won't spoil anything else.
Finally, did you know that Ra in Hebrew actually means ‘evil’? Everything has been inverted, down to the name of the Sun.
Exodus 10:10 “And he [the Pharaoh] said unto them, Let the Lord be so with you, as I will let you go, and your little ones: look to it; for evil is before you.”
He actually said “Ra is before you”
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