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Friday, October 12, 2012

Inner world travel 001

I'm going to try to post many of the experiences I've had as well as tips and advice for navigating the friendly universe of the innerworld.
 These posts will be in no particular order.    That's the way it goes. ;) 


 Background- Shamans have used rituals and substances for thousands of years to induce states of mind condusive to innerworld travel. It has been my experience that mind-altering substances can have an effect on the experience though they are absolulely not neccessary. All it takes is a relaxed body and a good imagination.
Shamans have used the inner world to seek answers to questions, meet allies, conquour dark forces, and retrieve power items. In my experiences all of these things have happened, but it is better perhaps not to expect anything in particular. I have been navigating the inner world for about 15 years. Always using the same portal which leads to a peacefull grove type area with a stream.

 Let's go The first experience I had was with a shaman. We beat the drums for awhile to entice the spirits and to get us into the right state of mind. He lit some sage and scrubbed us of negative energies and we allowed in the good. We acknoledged all of the directions and some of the animal spirits associated with them. We then layed down and began our first journey. We had been given instructions before hand on how to meet our sprit animal.    This,  I will go to into detail in the next post. We explored our new territory in our minds.  After 10 minutes or so he shook his rattle gently indicating that we find our way back to our cave and come back to conciencness.

Ritual  Any amount of elaborate ritual can enhance the experience, but you can easially take a stroll through your new territory right now.    You can do it while your walking across the street or sitting in your easy chair. 

All right,  we need to get into this.  :)

---First time.  Relax.  Relax.  Relax.  Lay down in a comfortable position.  Breathe in, build up your energy, breathe out.  relax relax,..    Visualize a cave entrace.  Walk into it.  It should be pleasant and familiar.  An ice cave, or a crystal lined cave, or granite.  Whatever you want, you can always change it.  Walk through the short cave tunnel and emerge into a pleasant daytime area.  There will probably be some trees, some grass,  and nearby there should be a river or gently flowing stream. 
  Look around, look at your hands, turn them over, feel your body,  look around, feel the wind in your hair.  Your immediate surroundings should be clear.  Are there any birds flying around?
-Go walk down by your stream and dip a tow in the water if you want. 
The more vivid the experience the better.  This is your middle world and your home area. 

If you leave and come back later, it will still be there.  The more you go, the more familiar it becomes.
--Changes you make in the inner world effect the outer world.
One of the first things I ever did there was make a little hut with some braches on the slope next to the river.  I dug out a flat spot and made a cozy little place to relax.
These types of things are just for fun, but can you see how they might strenghen your connnection to your new landscape?

After you have been there for awhile, you can leave through your cave.
you should try to use this always as your entrance and exit.  It helps create a good strong passageway for you.   If you don't use is once in awhile no big deal.

One thing I need to point out right away.
If by chance something comes along and wants to attack you.  (Rare, but it can happen)
The example I like to use which I borrow from a book I once read. (can't remember title,, "Urban Shaman" perhaps,  good read regardless.

If say, a tiger comes along and wants to eat you, let him eat you and come out the other end.  :) 
Nothing can harm you in the inner world, it is your dream.  :)

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Terrence Mckenna. Terra Lucida

I think I got goose bumps a bit when I first saw this. It's all true. Though it doesn't have to be something mysterius or drug induced. Follow my instructions of research shamanism or innerworld travel type stuff. Seek and ye shall find.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Monday, August 27, 2012

My daughter made art

She does that sometimes. Also, I miss you blog. I forgot I had you. Here is day's art. She is 6. She is the most amazing person I've ever met. More to come!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Sia - Breathe Me (Widdler Remix) |FREE|

I don't know if I already posted this here or not. But, c'mon what really beats this?


Sorry, I'm a bit of a dubstep metal cuttin' kind mood. :) :)

If you've never been into dub, or jungle or whatever. Let this song be the gateway to the new understanding of the structure, that guided digital frequencies can be used to provide deep to top-coated melodies. blab lbla lb

I mean yeah the video is a little over the top. Clearly European in nature. (not a bad thing)

The song itself is amazing.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Your mind, blown

Some vid I shot tonight. ---

Rusko - Jahova

After long deep meditations into the dubstep.
It now shapes my thoughts. I hope I never come out.
any ways after much deliberation, not really it came on pandora and I said HOLy yes, that's it.
This song pretty much explains it all.

Flying Lotus - Inside the Codex: the Art of Cosmogramma

The Widdler - Fractal (Interlude) (DopeLabs Video Edit)

You might want to sit back a bit and watch/listen/...

Holy Big Ups to http://www.dubstep.fm/ for put'n up these.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

nero at a cozy venue


Rev. X -- the Manifesto...The Director's cut Part 2

This guys got it goin' on. skip past the yelling a bit.

Fun with photo

I took the original the other day.

Gingrich is going to send us to space.

30 second commercial if you watch on my blog.
skip commercial if you want to,
or take the time to relax., or pet the cat.
and stay here.

Nothing about Gingrich one way or the other, but frick ya.  He's talking permanent moon base.
I could see that getting a vote or two.   Permanent moon base.  So hmm,   how would that actually benefit me.

well strategically, it's solid.  You know, establish;
Prime moon territory with prime views.  Oh yeah.  It will be like the old days with castles. 

This is a dumb question maybe, but like, what's going on with the moon?
Accessibility would be like traveling to Antarctica in the winter times a hundred,   Ya can't get there unless your, you know,  a scientist or whatever.  That's cool though,
we would start mining and stuff pretty heavily,   plus wouldn't want anyone with a big ol' telescope to see all the cool secret, high tech shi1 we got going on, and all.

plus, it will be like a bus stop for mars in the future.

We will probably invent some kind of inflatable solar batteries,or ships that dock at the moon recharge or whatever on a magnetic powered train, so the moored vessels will keep in pace with the solar rays. Space buses,  yeah space.

He's got my vote.  You know they ain't goin' to let Dr. Paul win.
Gingrich, you come from way back right dude,
and ya say there'll be space ships and zoohic-eez right.  Awesome dude, yeah vote,  where do I vote?

The same fuckin' video as top one.

All three planet visible and anvil talk

Do you know that three planets are visible to the naked eye?!
Venus, jupiter, and mars. !



Yeah mbc news I think,  they actually had a cool thing on it,.  I posted the vid on my fb I think..

Anyways, check this out._______________

  I found this picture, while looking for a good found photo of an anvil?
something low tech,  know what I'm sayin?
I am going to recreate this.  basically.   I've got a couple huge logs.
I need something to be an anvil though so exciting.

I'm like, its christmas for logs and anvil.  Anticipating the anvil I acquire.  There will be one.  part of something or and old anvil not sure.  Going for my first anvil though.   Fuckin' stoked actually.  

at the simplest level;

12 to 20 bricks that could withstand high heat.
the right mixture of stuff. hmm have to check that out more.  research a bit if you will,  The right charcoal/ whatever else, mix used to achieve high enough temperatures to 

this would be a good anvil.    Found fuckin somewhere,   ookay. WeldingWeb <---  --  cool site actually

So You Want To Be A Blacksmith

Sunday, March 25, 2012

more goat.

you most beautiful old hood from a long forgotten memory. You shall live again as a goat.

not done with the nose obviously.  just a rough map.

Friday, March 23, 2012

is this thing on?

Hi Cadets,
How have things been?  I trust, well.

I'm going to post some picts I took of a goat.   Simply so I can repost them on pinterest and keep track of them there. 
"Why goats? you ask.

I have been contracted to create a goat using material found at my local scrap yard.
It's like a dream come true for me.
I'm super excited to nail it.  (weld it, you know...)

love ya!

Actually there is a bit of a story here. 
I had been hoping to get a better look at the goats on site.
Today I went there and this goat walk right up to me.  I pet him for a second,  them had a flash that he could decide to buck my face, (as I was at his level crouching)
Goats can be unpredictable.
When I was a kid my aunt and uncle and a goat that was a mean son-of-a-gun.  Whenever I was there I was in constant fear that he was going to blindside me.

So back to our goat.  The moment of "fear" was noticed by the goat and he walked away.  I'll have to try again next week.
I was at the scrap yard looking for the right parts when it started to downpour.  Unluckily seeming my windows where rolled down.  It turned out to be a good thing because my dog puts his front paws on the window and locked the doors!  
Today I learned to never leave your dog in the car if you are planning on leaving the keys in the car, or if you do leave the windows open,  which you should do anyway.  ;)

My first instinct was to immediately trust the goat, but my memory set off alarm bells.  I have also seen America's funniest videos to many times.