Wisdom of the Idiots; part 29 – The Last Desperate Rant of a

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Wisdom of the Idiots; part 29 – The Last Desperate Rant of a

Postby musashi » Fri Oct 28, 2016 12:08 pm

Wisdom of the Idiots; part 29 – The Last Desperate Rant of a Dying Madman

From 1885 to 1901, Edward Suess, an Austrian mineralogist and geologist, published a series of works entitled Das Antlitz der Erde – the Face of the Earth. In this work he introduced his new concept of Biosphere Reserves. He also gave us the concept of Gondwanaland and the Tethys Ocean. Tethys is a Titaness and Sea Goddess invoked in classical Greek myth. It is also a name of one of Saturn's moons which.
In 1926, Vladimir Vernadsky, another mineralogist and geologist expanded and improved the concept to the point where it now forms the basis and fundamentals of geology teachings world wide. This took place in Fontainebleaue, France. There he worked with Henri Bergson, an Ashkenazi occultist; Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, a Jesuit paleontologist and occultist, and Edward Leroy. Many others would follow.
Bergson was a student and admirer of Emanuel Swedenborg, another Ashkenazi occultist, and dedicated his life to translating and publishing Swedenborg's work. He was also a member of the Vienna Circle. In Fonatinebleau, in 1948, these men created the concept of the Noosphere. They maintained, just as Vernadsky later did in a a 1945 lecture, that we are in a period of change.
Just as the emergence of life, the Biosphere, fundamentally altered the Geosphere, so the emergence of human cognition fundamentally alters the Biosphere. The Geosphere and the Biosphere combine with human cognition and we are in the process of transition and sublimation in the Noosphere. The Noosphere is - literally, “mind-sphere” or Earth’s mental sheath.
At the root of the primary definition of noosphere is a dual perception that life on Earth is a unity constituting a whole system known as the Biosphere; and that the mind or consciousness of life - the Earth’s thinking layer - constitutes a unity that is discontinuous but coextensive with the entire system of life on Earth, inclusive of its inorganic support systems. The 1975 Declaration of Assisi reflects this.
A third, and critical, premise arising from the first two is that the noosphere defines the inevitable next stage of terrestrial evolution, which will subsume and transform the biosphere.
In the theory of Vernadski, the Noosphere is the third in a succession of phases of development of the Earth, after the Geosphere (inanimate matter) and the Biosphere (biological life).
Just as the emergence of life fundamentally transformed the geosphere, the emergence of human cognition fundamentally transforms the biosphere. In contrast to the conceptions of the Gaia theorists, Vernadsky's Noosphere emerges at the point where humankind, through the mastery of nuclear processes, begins to create resources through the transmutation of elements. It is also currently being researched as part of the Princeton Global Consciousness Project. How this evolutionary shift might occur is at the crux of the experiment, Noosphere II. Though little else is known concerning Édouard Le Roy, our ideas about the noosphere and the transition from the biosphere to the noosphere are largely derived from the perceptions of Teilhard de Chardin and Vernadsky, along with the work of American Physicist, Oliver Reiser. These viewpoints are summarised below.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin foresaw the emergence of the noosphere at a peak mystical moment referred to as the Omega Point. This moment would be the result of the interactions of increasing activity of human networks creating a highly charged “thinking layer.” Teilhard speaks of there being planets with noosphere - planets in which the thinking layer advances to the stage where it produces a noosphere, the mental sheathe “above and discontinuous with the biosphere.” Thus Teilhard de Chardin wrote of a “... network of links ... more and more literally present, in the immensity of their organism, as the image of a nervous system...” This nervous system would be the function of a “... geotechnology extending a closely interdependent network of its enterprises over the whole earth ...”
Since Teilhard de Chardin’s death in 1955 when his books could finally be published, most notably the Phenomenon of Man (1959) and the Future of Man (1964), the advance of the biosphere into a transitional stage, the technosphere, has seen the virtual fulfilment of de Chardin’s prerequisite for the manifestation of the noosphere, a global information network - a geotechnology - the Internet. As the penultimate stage in the development of an actual freely functioning thinking layer, the Internet is the means of electronically linking up the noosphere prior to the mystical moment of the Omega Point - “At that node of ultimate synthesis, the internal spark of consciousness that evolution has slowly banked into a roaring fire will finally consume the universe itself. Our ancient itch to flee this woeful orb will finally be satisfied as the immense expanse of cosmic matter collapses like some mathematician’s hypercube into absolute spirit.”

Vernadsky, key theoretician of the biosphere (Biosphere, 1926), took for his point of departure for the advent of the noosphere the issue of biogeochemical combustion, represented by man’s thought translated into the form of technological work. Though he never used the word “technosphere,” Vernadsky’s prerequisite for the coming of the noosphere all but presupposes the existence of the technosphere, for in his perception the impact of industrialization is actually affecting the geological timing, bringing about a mutational phase known as the biosphere-noosphere transition. Vernadsky was acutely aware of the political and environmental implications of the accelerated increase of the machine in human society, which he wrote, “proceeds in geometrical progression, just like the production of living matter, man included ... Statesmen should be aware of the present elemental process of transition of the biosphere into the noosphere ... the fundamental property of biogeochemical energy is clearly revealed in the growth of free energy in the biosphere with the progress of geological time, especially in relation to its transition into the noosphere.” Problems in Biogeochemistry II (1944)
In Rupert Sheldrake’s A New Science of Life: The Hypothesis of Formative Causation (1982), the notion of morphogenetic fields advances an explanation of an essentially telepathic intraspecies medium of communication. Peter Russell’s notion of the Global Brain (1982) builds on the electronic communication and nervous system metaphor of the noosphere to establish the idea of the noosphere as a planetary global brain. Buckminster Fuller’s concepts for developing a whole system design perception of the Earth - Synergetics: Explorations in the Geometry of Thinking (1975) and Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth (1969) - are also fundamental to a theory of the noosphere as intrinsic to a view of the planet as an evolving organism, an idea also articulated in James Lovelock’s Gaia Hypothesis.

In Fontainebleaue, in 1948, Julian Huxley introduced the world to the idea of anthropogenic global warming – man made climate change. He also created the IUPN – the International Union for the Protection of Nature, which has since been adopted and transformed by the UN into the IUCN – the International Council for the Conservation of Nature and we have the WWF, The Earth Charter and Biosphere Reserves as a result.
In Fontainebleaue, in 1948, George Ivanovitch Gurdjieff, a Russian Armenian, was active with his Institute for the Harmonious Development of Man, a Sufi organisation with its origins in 7th century Islam. Milton Erickson, creator of NLP, which was later expanded and improved on by Grindler and Bandler, experimented on altered states with Julian Huxley's brother, Aldous, and hypnotised him frequently. Erickson was a student of the Sufi teacher Gurdjieff. P. D. Ouspenski was another of Gurdjieff's students before he took up with Blavatski's Theosphical Society which essentially promoted the same philosophy of The Fourth Way and itself gave birth to Rudolph Steiner's Anthroposophy.
At the same time, Margaret Meade, the most influential anthropologist, was a student of the Sufi Erickson. She took part in the UN's Habitat 1 conference in Montreal along with Margaret Anderson, a science fiction writer and Gurdjieff's Sufi student. Both had extreme views on sexuality and had a powerful formative influence on the sixties sexual revolution. Meade was a student of Erickson for forty years. Another student of Gurdjieff, Maurice Nicol, published a book, The New Man, in support of the changing spiritual, moral and social circumstances propounded by Meade and Anderson and which drove Germaine Greer's work, itself the catalyst for and the engine of change in western society. Other science fiction authors who've contributed to this programme were Isaac Azimov, Frank Herbert, Robert heinlein, L. Sprague de Camp, L. Ron Hubbard and Van Vogt. All of these writers were students of Korzybski, a member of the Vienna Circle, who published his Science and Sanity: General Semantics and Non Aristotelian Systems, in 1933.
In 17th century Europe, Aristotelian models for interpreting reality had fallen into disfavour and myth was taken up as the new model on which to interpret reality. The adoption of myth as a tool for interpretation is the expansion of Theosophy after Antoinette Bourgignon and Franz Engelbrecht laid the foundations and its development is easily traced. Myth, with its underlying qualities of cultural union through common belief, is also the basis for the NeoCons socio-political philosophy developed by Karl schwartz out of the teachings of Leo Strauss, propounded through Chicago University and producing the likes of Wolfowitz, Rumsfeld, Bush, Cheney and the economist Friedman. It gave us Reaganomics and Thatcherism. Korzybski was contributing to and promoting the beliefs of the Vienna Circle whose chief contributor and intellect was Wittgenstein. The Vienna Circle to this day powerfully controls the thinking and the policies of those who govern and has created the world we know today with all its ideological conflicts. The science fiction writers, some of whom openly promoted General Semantics - and unorthodox sexual practises – like Heinlein – have been influential in the slow, unnoticed changes taking place in western humanity.

The late Sufi teacher, Idries Shah, operating out of Tunbridge Wells, was a close associate of Leonard Lewin, who wrote the introduction to Report From Iron Mountain. He was also secretary and close confidant to Gerald Gardener who, with Doreen Valiente, created Wicca. In a Daily Mail interview he said that he had it on good authority that Wicca would be the next world religion. He added that there are men who think ahead in terms of centuries. One of his teaching messages is that first we were mineral then we became vegetable then we became man and we will become something else after that. Subsumation and transformation in the Noosphere, perhaps. Wicca, like Crowley's Stella Matutina and his law of Thelema, is an offshoot of The hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, whose dress and occult rituals, like Stella Matutina, are Egyptian in origin.
Shah was an early member and supporter of The Club of Rome, and was a member of the Athenaeum Club – as was Dickens and Darwin. Above the portico of this club is a statue of Athena.
At his Institute for Cultural Research, Shah several times had the scientist Alexander King in to lecture. Alexander King co-authored, with Bernard Schneider, the Club of Rome's 1991 Report “The First Global revolution” which was the first public introduction of Sustainable Development - AGENDA 21.
Dag Hammerskyold, former UN Secretary, was a Sufi and a single glance at his writings in Vagmarken (Markings), published in 1963 confirms that.

As for Egyptian rituals, we can say that the earliest named Sufi was the Egyptian Dhul Nun, and the next earliest known name is an Egyptian woman named Rabia el Addawiyya, regarded as a Sufi saint. It should be said here that Egypt is not Egypt to its inhabitants, but is known to them as Al Khemit – from which we have alchemy and all that that implies. The language of Al Khemit, and its arts and sciences, was known as Suf. Look up Khemitology and Dr. Stephen Mehrer. The word Sufi was said to be a German coinage of 1821, based on the Arabic word suf – wool – referring to the traditional woolen, patched robes worn by adherents, or dervishes. Shah told followers that it was from a Sufi practise of breathing two words of power, said to be able to induce ecstatic states – Su Fi. Two other words of power are Ya Hu. This concept is presented in Frank Herbert's Dune novels; thoughts have form, form has sound and sound has power which can be focussed.
'-I' is a suffix and denotes 'of' or 'belonging to' something, so Suf-i, therefore, means of the arts and sciences of Al Khemit. Sufi, I would say, means one who practices the arts and sciences of Suf and all, or almost all, Sufi literature comes from Islamic sources rooted in Egypt.
Jalal ud din Rumi's Mantiq ut Tair – Parliament of the Birds - was the almost unchanged basis for Chaucer's Canterbury Tales and Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress. His version is unchanged in meaning if not in location and characters. Chaucer went on crusade, as did Francis of Assisi, who met with Saladin and returned to Italy changed and created his Society. At that time in Egypt there was a Sufi group known as the Brethren. There was also The Builders. Masons. Assisi was the place chosen for the world conferences of all religious and spiritual leaders in the world who subsequently came and announced a global recognition of the unity of purpose of man the spiritual man. The Christian church is still divided over this Assisi Declaration and schisms have developed.
King John planned to convert England to Islam and may actually be the unspoken reason for the rift that ended with The Treaty of Verona, 1213, and ultimately to Magna Carta. The Sufi Idries Shah claimed this intended royal conversion of the nation in a 1980s publication of one of his books although at the time he offered no support for the clam. The evidence for it can be found recorded in the Chronica Majora.

In the 12th and 13th centuries, two powerful Sufi groups were active in Moslem Spain which at that time was the crossroads between Islam and the Christian west and across which flowed a steady stream of scientific knowledge and philosophical and spiritual influences. One of these groups was called 'al trobadoros'. Trobar means 'to find' and al trobadoros were 'the finders'. They were Sufis and what they sought was union with the divine. Truth. Their activities spread to northern Europe and the Troubadours as we know them were formed, matured through the Age of Chivalry, and the Cult of the Lady came into being.
Al Laqeen. When an L follows an L in the definite article AL in Arabic, the first L takes the R sound, so al Laqeen is pronounced aR Laqeen – where we get Harlequin from. And the motley garb of the Harlequin, the Jester, is the patched robe of the dervish, the Sufi in training. In this way, and others, the practise of the students of the arts and sciences of Suf, Suf-i, spread.
King Edward 2nd of England created the Knights of the Garter. It is said that some servants interrupted the king and his fellows when they were practising strange rituals. Upon being asked what evil this was the King replied “Evil be he who thinks evil of it.” and that became the motto of the order. An echo of this is found in the Elizabethan occultist and alchemist John Donne's statement that “there's nothing really good or bad but thinking makes it so”. And in Crowley's Law of Thelema. The garter in question is a belt buckled around the thigh, which is why a buckled belt is wrapped around the Great Seal of England which reads “Honi soit qui mal y pense” Evil be he who thinks evil of it. At that exact same time, in Afghanistan, Bahaudin, called Naqshband, operated a Sufi group called the Naqshband-i. Naqsh means 'design' 'bezel' 'the work'. -I, as you now know, means 'of'. The group was known as a Halqa – a 'circle', a 'belt', and were called The Workers, or The People of the Design. All Sufis, and Freemasons, talk about “The work” or “the Craft” and “The Quest” which results in a superior being with supernatural powers. Frank Herbert's Kwizatz Haderach in the Dune series and Manley Hopkins' “Eternal quest” creating a king of the world with supernatural powers are examples. The belt became the symbol of this school of Sufi thought. The story of the servant interrupting ritual proceedings of a kind strange and unfamiliar enough to alarm a retainer, of the participants wearing a girdle round their thighs and the king's evasive and challenging reply suggest to me that he was an initiate of the Nashband-i. At that time Pope Sylvester was said to have a bronze head of Bahomet which spoke. In Glastonbury today there is a group of Naqshbandi Sufis and their current leader is a man called Michael Rose, formerly and until very recently, Michael Rosen. They ran the now closed Sufi charity shop in Magdalene street and have a another shop at the top of the High street. They also make up the majority of converted Muslims in town. Their Sufi ideas and practices differ little from external, formal Islam.
Another esoteric society of Sufi origin and continuing influence in Britain's establishment as well as its architectural ornamentation is the Peacock Angel Cult. The external, formal expression of this cult, is a religion practised by the Yezidi, native to the Niniveh area. A number of these Yezidis live in Britain and their numbers are increasing. Their esoteric connection here is through the English adventurer, linguist and autodidact, Sir Richard Burton, the Victorian explorer. A Sufi, Burton wrote The Khasidah under the pseudonym of Haji Abdu el Yezidi. That translates to “the servant of the Yezidi (melek taus) who made the pilgrimage to Mecca”. The Peacock Angel Cult and religion results from earlier Sufi reflections on Melek Taus. who is the angel who refused God's orders to bow and worship Adam and was cast down. He is the Bringer of Light, the Peacock Angel, and the throne of Iran takes its name – The Peacock Throne – from this.
Another connection is through T.E. Lawrence, of Lawrence of Arabia, fame who wrote The Seven Pillars of Wisdom, an acknowledged modern Sufi classic. The Sufi and lond time close confidante of Shah, Robert Graves, edited the book and rewrote an entire stanza of it.
Chaucer was around when Francis of Assisi was around and it is about this time that the Mediaeval English mystics, influenced by the Sufi ascetics in Egypt and the Sinai, such as Thomas a'Kempis, begin to appear and to flourish. Over the next hundred years or so we see the emergence of Alchemy from Sufi Spain and other occult arts in search of the transmutation of man, the material man, the individual man, into a divine being through unity and oneness with the all-ness of everything. Allegory appears as a new genre with fictional tales carrying moral and spiritual messages of the Quest. Chaucer's tales, Dante's Inferno, Cervantes Don Quixote, Shakespeare. Classical Greek theatre, essentially, is revived and morality plays, myth and philosophical teachings or debating points are aired on stage and disseminated through the ideas of the nation. Changes in language and vocabulary take place and new words, new concepts, unheard of before, come into common use. Almost overnight, hound becomes dog and swine becomes pig and ass becomes donkey. The Elizabethan alchemists and occultists can be listed from Agrippa in Burgundy through to John Donne, Bacon, Dee, Kelly and so on.
The Elizabethan love poets, like sir Philip Sidney, and Kelly, echoed the centuries earlier writings of the Sufi, Rumi and the Persian Sufi love poets in their singular dedication to the Beloved and their desire for, or expression of, the unspeakable joy of reunion. The individual seeks to be subsumed and transformed in the divine. Later, Bunyan would produce his version of the Canterbury Tales allegory and The Parliament of the Birds with his Pilgrim's Progress. Methodism, with John Wesley, used old psychology designed by the Spanish Sufi, Ibn el Arabi, in his hysterical conversion techniques and laid the groundwork for such modern psychological programmes as NLP and MK ultra. The problems of successful social manipulation and mind control were identified early by Methodism. El Arabi wrote on the problems of conditioning in the 13th century and his work formed the basis of all modern behavioural psychology but especially conditioning processes. Individual freedom and independent thinking is lethal to behaviouralism and the 18th century introduction of myth as a model to interpret reality found a place in Strauss' political philosophy in mid 20th century America through the profound influence of Wittgenstein and the Vienna Circle: a powerful myth is required to bring the people together and maintain cultural cohesion. The answer to the failure of socialism – individuality, causing cultural breakdown, breaks the bonds of society and causes a weakening of the state – was to remove that freedom and pull the people into a collective, culturally cohesive, with a powerful, new uniting myth in the belief of the special destiny of America. This, of course, is just a rehash of the old “Chosen People” belief. We must create external enemies in order to maintain internal cultural cohesion. Thus, the Neocons and PNAC, the Project for the New American Century, was brought into being by The Chicago Boys of Rumsfeldtses and Wolfowitzes. The influence of the Vienna Circle and of Wittgenstein persists.
Every single thing used against us is psychology based, the result of centuries of accumulated knowledge applied expertly from birth, through schooling and maintained by regular injections throughout life. Like the matrix it is everywhere. You can't see it, you can't touch it, but it's everywhere at all times. Sufis allude to it frequently in their instructional tales.
A teacher told his students to take a knife and a chicken and go somewhere where they could not be observed and kill the bird. One student alone returned with his bird still alive. When he was asked by the teacher why he had not fulfilled his task, he said that if God was everywhere at all times then there was nowhere he could go and be unobserved. He could not kill the chicken because he carried God with him. We carry the matrix and the programmes we've been given and this drives our behaviour even when we're alone.

So, we have Fontainebleau, 1948. We have the Sufi Gurdjieff and his student, Milton Erickson who works closely with Aldous Huxley who wrote Brave New World and Island. His brother Julian Huxley is there and he invented global warming and the IUPN. The Huxleys worked closely with Darwin, his cousin Galton, who was big on eugenics, evolution and population control. We have Vladimir Vernadsky, Henri Bergson, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin and Edward Leroy and the Noosphere in Fontainebleaue, 1948 which the UN adopts. Through these we have a connection to The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn with Swedenborg and his occult works, on down to Crowley and Thelema and Stella Matutina and Wicca and the Sufi teacher Idries Shah, with his connection to Gerald Gardener as well as the Vienna Circle and the Jesuits. Through the Sufi, Shah, we are connected to Leonard Lewin and Report from Iron Mountain, Wicca, Sufi Robert Graves', the Club of Rome and to AGENDA 21 through Alexander King and Bernard Schneider. The UN take up the Vernadsky/Suess Biosphere Reserve concept as a foundation programme as well as Huxley's Anthropocentric Global Warming claims and their Noosphere idea. The UN secretary general shortly thereafter, is Dag Hammerskyold, a Sufi. We then get Kyoto, Rio, The earth Charter and Georgia Guidestones. We get Strauss, Karl Schwartz, the Neocons, PNAC and the endless war on terror as part of the new unifying myth of a special destiny.
Anthropology legend Margaret Meade studies under the Sufi, Erickson, who inspired cybernetics and NLP and she attends the UN's Habitat 1 conference in Montreal. Her lover and supporter, Margaret Anderson, is one of many science fiction writers involved and leads us to that branch of the work through them being students of Korzybski and General Semantics to Wittgenstein and the Vienna Circle again. Meade influences Greer and we have Feminism and the break up of marriage in the new permissive society. The breakdown of Western society begins and population declines. Sufi and Gurdjieff student Maurice Nicol publishes his book, The New Man, introducing more Sufi ideas and is a precursor to Greer's feminism. The socialist experiment is over and the new state is taking over. Individualism is being replaced with a new, unifying myth.
The new Gaia-Sophia myth drawn by John Lamb Lash from the Nag Hamaddi Chronicles may have a strong part to play here, in particular to its white genocide component. Curiously, The Chronicles were discovered in 1945.
The pre-Socrateans say that existence stands on a tripod. Love, strife and a harmonious resolution. Love draws things together, strife makes them separate and a harmonious resolution brings a new reality created from the constituent components of them both according to their nature and ratios. This period of strife humanity has lately entered will end in the creation of a new reality, a new harmonious resolution of the conflict of opposites with a strong central government in control. The aware mind sees choices before it and knows that opportunity is precious – and that time is a sword.

One last word: If you work for A do not expect a reward from B.
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