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‘interesting to say the least’

‘interesting to say the least’

The book that some people are already calling nebulous because they doubt its veracity and validity is called “The Nebula”.  Its three-page foreword is written by Wayne Madsen. The author is a former Belgian NATO AWACS command post officer and NATO Air Defense Officer. The book is published by Trine-Day.


The back cover says that the book provides “deep insights into the unseen but real forces” and “exposes a cabal which controls most of the money transfers worldwide as well as the highest political authorities.”

Donald Trump is featured in the last of four parts, particularly in chapter 19. There is an index and 22 appendices totalling fifty pages. There is a 3.5-page list of acronyms and abbreviations, a 3.5-page introduction, and a bibliography that lists 85 sources.
There is an index and 22 appendices totalling fifty pages. There is a 3.5-page list of acronyms and abbreviations, a 3.5-page introduction, and a bibliography that lists 85 sources.
On page 201, in the epilogue, Walter Baeyens says “In these days of unbridled egocentric materialism, , power and money have become the only means and measure of all thingd. How they are acquired does not matter.”  In the pages preceding, he gives you a better sense of how they are acquired.

“In these days of unbridled egocentric materialism, power and money have become the only means and measure of all thing. How they are acquired does not matter.”

In the pages preceding, he gives you a better sense of how they are acquired.
The kingpin of the Nebula was identified in the ATLAS Report, which can be found in both French and English in the appendix, as well as at https://isgp-studies.com/belgium-la-nebuleuse-atlas-dossier-and-dutroux-x-files, whose author is the first reviewer at Amazon and who appears to have his underwear in a knot because his work is neither credited nor makes an appearance in Baeyens’ book, The ATLAS Report can also be found  here:  https://zionistreport.com/2016/07/commentary-classified-belgian-police-report-nebula-receives-another-look/.
The ATLAS report was triggered by serial murders, enough of them that one needs a guide and additional references to get clear on their history. One involved Andre Cools, and then there were the Brabant murders, and a range of Gladio events, and they stretched all the way back to the murder of Julien Lahaut in 1950 whose sponsor (to use Drago’s template) Baeyens alleges (page 2) also attempted to derail investigations in the late 80’s into the the Brabant kills and the child abuse cases labeled “Dossier X”.  If this is beginning to sound familiar, read the book.
The kingpin, we are told on page 10, is a Grandmaster of the Jewish Lodge B’Nai B’rith, putting to rest one of the main points by the first Amazon reviewer who claims Baeyens went on an anti-Semitic binge “two-thirds” into the book.  But the Israeli maffiya are mentioned on the very first page (and after you finish reading this book you can join the global discussion about the criminalization of free speech).



Weapons, money and corruption are identified early and often.  There is no centering exclusively on Jewish or Israeli components of the global criminal cabal; the Vatican, Wall Street, banking, the Rothschilds, the the Russian-Jewish maffiya, the old Italian mafia, crime families, the OTO, the Federal Reserve, water and power utilities and corporations, big corporations, numerous governmental intelligence agencies, the Trilaterals, the Bilderbergers and the European Round Table all get their moments in the spotlight.
French historian Annie Lacroix-Riz and her book The Choice of Defeat make their first appearance on page 38 to point out how the German conquest of Northern France at the beginning of World War Two became “a walk in the park”.  Wikipedia of course has an entry on her; many others exist on the internet but tend naturally to be in her French language.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annie_Lacroix-Riz She is accused of being a communist sympathizer, but I guess we all have to call one another something, no?  In the world of Hegelian dialectic, in the end we’re either fascist or communist or dead or some combination thereof, Christianity and all major religions having been relegated to the trash heap of history, thought and choice by the eventual dictatorship that necessarily evolves under either choice. (Everyone is damned to pennilessness or some form of insignificance (if not death itself) if they fail to adhere to the dominant political centrality of the moment.)
In the world of Hegelian dialectic, in the end we’re either fascist or communist or dead or some combination thereof, Christianity and all major religions having been relegated to the trash heap of history, thought and choice by the eventual dictatorship that necessarily evolves under either choice. (Everyone is damned to pennilessness or some form of insignificance (if not death itself) if they fail to adhere to the dominant political centrality of the moment.)
The history of the French Cagoule is well-documented, says Baeyens on page 39, where he lays out an organizational structure for the Synarchist organization which keeps the thugs and the killers on the fourth level, the technocrats who rationalize their acts on the third level, the very wealthy politically-neutral businessmen who bribe their way into politics (taking turns to infilitrate all parties large and small) on the second level, with the ideologues at the top. He notes that the horrible crimes they commit remain unprosecuted decades after the fact speak to the depth of the cover-up.
On page 43, it is said that the absolute power structure and its particular instruments can order assassinations, start wars and terrors campaigns, and impose complete silence.
The Synarchist “conspiracy theory” comes in immediately, as does a wide range of Freemasonry lodges starting with P2. Freemasonry comes into focus on pages 45-54. ( Did you know that Lyman Lemnitzer was a 32nd degree Mason of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite?)
Adam Weishaupt and his “papers” get a moment with his mantra “the ends justify the means”, and the means include usury, blackmail, the subjugation of the press, the destruction of relgiion (especially Christianity), corruption, sedition, terror, violence and perversion (including pedophilia, child sacrifice et alia which, in this book, are only peripherally mentioned as a primary tool of blackmail and an element in the over-arching occultism that preaches that men, being divine, do not need their immoral acts forgiven.
Chapter Five (entitled Nazism to Gladio) discusses the roles of John J. McCloy, the Bank of International Settlements, the Grey Wolves, and socialism, which brings us back to Andre Cools. The cabal does not care about religion, politics or nationalism, but only about itself. Chapter Six is about Iran-Contra, Gerald Bull, Marc Rich, and 9/11. Chapter Eight details the role of B’nai B’rith, the Bolsheviks, Trotskyism, communism, the Federal Reserve, alcohol and prohibition. Harry Hopkins, the birth of Israel, Iran-Contra, the Harriman family, Maurice Tempelsman and, again and again, the famous Felix Przedborski.
Chapter Ten talks about waste criminality, Chapter Eleven tells the amazing story of Major Jordan’s diary, and Chapter Thirteen discusses what happened to the Belgian royals during World War Two. Chapter 14 is about the Nazi underground (treated in much greater detail in other sources) but which mentions that Skorzeny was contracted by Mossad for the killing of a German scientist in 1962, and goes on to mention the influence of the Nazi underground on the history and future of North Africa and the Middle East. This “Geozentrale” is treated in more detail in Chapter 15. We’re talking about the maintenance of the tools and the global export of Nazi modes of terror.
Latin America and Carlos Lehder come into focus in Chapter 16, along with Gehlen, Barbie, and the Belgian drugs-for-arms trade through Antwerp and, soon enough, Maurice “Hank” Greenberg, AIG, Goldman Sachs and the Clintons. Part of the strategy of the Nazi movement in diaspora was the creation of the EU and its binding to the UK.  The Nazi infilitration of the Stasi and the KGB are mentioned, as well as trafficking in gold, artwrok, antiques, cars, drugs, AK-47s and “visas”.  Points of contact were created through the world including Indonesia, China, Saudi Arabia and Africa, all with links back to Belgium. Eventually Costa Rica becomes a centerpeice in the network.
Chapter 18 brings the reader through the world of Nazism, Zionism, NATO, terrorism, homosexual practices, pedophilia, Yale, Skull and Bones. mind control, merceneries, mobs, and the rituals of the special operations military community. Kay Griggs is the tour guide.
Chapter 19 introduces The Donald and the threat of the Jewish-Marxist alliance as it teamed up with Freemasonry and Protestantism in their common goal of the abolition of Christianity. Roy Cohn’s role is detailed. The Order of Malta is mentioned, as well as many of its Knights (Gehlen, the Dulles brothers, Bill Casey, William Colby, Clay Shaw, and thrre members of the Bush family). Baron Giulio Cesare Andrea Evola makes a guest appearance on page 173, bringing into focus the theme of an order based on violence, hierarchy, caste, race, myth, religion and ritual.
Chapter Twenty notes Lenin and his book Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism, brought into focus in the late 20th century with the reality that “the financial industry had definitely become the dominant force of global economic activity. To make a fortune, you no longer needed to start up a production plant. You simply speculated your way to riches…. Political regimes have become mere instruments of the global banking cartel.  Wherever governments failt to hand over the riches of their nation, politicians are replaced by technocrats [who] “straighten out” things in favor of the banks, while the press and the media are seeing to it that the masses remain largely uninformed and constantly entertained.”
Chapter Twenty-One is about the Muslim connection, the role of Turkic studies expert Gerhard von Mende, as well as Theodor Oberlander (aptly named.., did he date Frau Lebensraum?), who “saw great opportunities in the use of Muslim extremism for the re-unification of Germany and the re-annexation of former German territories”.  Of 9/11, Baeyens says “the 9/11 pictures, masterpieces of Hollywood propaganda, stunning and hypnotizing, were like a mix of cheap Godzilla movie scenes and a TV ad.  Being constantly bombarded with these terrible visual imprints, the public at large, as expected, soon acknowledged two basic facts. First, this was an act of war against America. Second, that Muslim extremists did it….” Further, that the new building, the creation of architect Daniel Libeskind, “could be understood as another Holocaust memorial on US soil, dedicated to the victory of money over truth” and that, post 9/11, the “uncontested state of affairs [of Pax Americana and the US as global enforcer now under attack triggering Article V of the NATO pact] made the acquiescing European nations accomplices of the planned American criminal wars in the Middle East. Finally, Baeyens cites and quotes Max Keiser on the option purchases, ABS, Buzzy Krongard, and Deutsche Bank:

“… the noise which occurred between Baltimore, New York City and Langley was interesting, as you can imagine, to say the least.”

If that’s all too much for you, find and watch this movie:



engineering human evolution

engineering human evolution

Several weeks ago, a book about recipes for summoning demons and the agendas of those who practice alchemy arrived on my doorstep.



It was an explanation by several advanced students of deep theologies of the depths and depravities of attempts to improve the human condition by radically modifying and tinkering with the human condition.

Such experiments and theories, the authors explain, are apparently as old as the ages and show up dominantly in the hidden depths.  They are also present, though large hidden on purpose from our view, in today’s society and culture.  Like most of Joseph Farrell’s books, this is not light reading. Some call this kind of stuff alternative history, but that’s a kind brushing aside of the importance of the deep research that has been done and which he brings to the surface. On the timeline of history, Farrell and his co-author go way way back in order to help you see the trends into the future.  I highly commend the book to your bookshelf so that you may peer into the past, but I am going to zero in on a phrase or term he used on page 136 and discussed for another six or seven pages as the vehicle to assist you in seeing more clearly what’s happening right now and what it’s implications are for the future. [See also http://www.lulu.com/shop/joseph-p-farrell-and-scott-d-de-hart/dialogues-1-transhumanism-in-dialogue/paperback/product-21238670.html ]

Farrell was brought to my attention because I regularly read the blog over at the Solari Project, Catherine Austin Fitts’ private enterprise that teaches people to see and track where the money goes. I got very interested in what Fitts had to say after I’d read her on the topic of 9/11 (she was saying “follow the money” before all the dust had settled in Manhattan), on the topic of narcodollars, and most notably her treatise on the politics of the recent past known as Dunwalke.  As part of her development work, she once hired me to help her think through the possibilities of developing a board game, maybe a latter-day version of Monopoly in which people could see how bankers and others extracted financial value from a community and to teach them how to spend, act and shape their own home towns in an assertive and protective manner.  I failed that assignment though she paid me the $500 fee anyway, and I turned that money into a life-changing trip down the backside of the Appalachian ridge where I discovered much. She however went on more deeply into Solari Circles, the “Coming Clean” campaign and has since worked with others (including Farrell)  to to track covert budgets, an effort that gets updated under the term “Space-based Economy”.

See http://investmentwatchblog.com/catherine-austin-fitts-ufo-economy-3-0-the-black-budget-rockets-into-space/





and especially



The concept of a breakaway civilization is discussed on page 147 in Farrell’s “Transhumanism”, but we really need to step back at least one or two steps for the idea of a “breakaway civilization” comes into focus.

It’s the section of the book that runs from page 135 to 147 that will form the fuel of this blog entry.

The key phrase in particular?: The “GRIN technologies”. I was skimming when I encountered that and immediately went back to find the first reference: what are the GRIN technologies? The acronym stands for Genetic, Robotic, Information, and Nanotechnology.

Genetic technologies, the manipulation by humans of an organism’s genome, have exploded onto the scene in the fields of medicine, food, warfare, the development of laboratory chimera.

Robotics are transforming industry and warfare, aeronautics and space travel, health services including surgery, terrestrial and extra-terrestrial exploration and mining, and in the home environment.

Information technologies have been with us for decades and are now foreseen within a digital revolution including “algorithms, predictive analytics, artificial intelligence, statistical probability matrices and” the acceleration of learning, the “smartness” inherent in the “evolving nexus of forces” (‘clouds’, social, mobile and information all coming together). “Desktop” has given way to ‘smart’ phones, androids, pads,  and similar devices and social media wherein information will become a commodity like electricity. Learning about data mining has been a growth industry for years.

Nanotechnology is, according to Wikipedia, the “manipulation of matter on an atomic, molecular, and supramolecular scale”. “Nanotechnology as defined by size is naturally very broad, including fields of science as diverse as surface science, organic chemistry, molecular biology, semiconductor physics, microfabrication, molecular engineering, etc.”

… While the international transhumanist movement has existed for decades, it’s been growing like wildfire in the last 18 months. Media coverage of transhumanism has tripled in the last year according to the Institute of Ethics and Emerging Technologies. Transhumanism is featured in a number of recent blockbuster Hollywood movies, including Transcendence, Lucy, and Oscar-winning Her. And a younger generation—many in high school and college—appear to be embracing it….


If your brain can’t get its synapses around the convergence of these four concepts/technologies, then you surely can understand the concept of a “breakaway civilization” and the fact that some current corporations and governments will work very hard to inform, educate, train and harness financial and other energies and to prevent others from knowing about them and what the powers that be are doing and plan to do with them. That’s why you should be interested in what Fitts and Farrell have to say. The powers that be hasten to effect their escape, leaving the less-fortunate, the not-wealthy, the less informed, the “useless eaters”, to face a world that they have set on a course toward self-destruction.

In Neal Stephenson’s 2015 novel Seveneves, survivors of a worldwide holocaust are tasked with seeding new life on a dormant Earth. Rather than create specific breeds of animals to be hunters, scavengers, or prey, species like “canids” are developed with mutable epigenetic traits, with the intention that the animals would quickly transform into the necessary roles that would be required for an ecosystem to rapidly evolve. Additionally, a race of humans, “Moirans,” are created to survive in space, with the hope that this subspecies of human would be able to adapt to unforeseeable dangers and circumstances, via an epigenetic process called “going epi”.


Two important references noted by Farrell and de Hart in their book are Joel Garreau’s Radical Evolution: The Promise and Peril of Enhancing Our Minds, Our Bodies — and What It Means to be Human, and Ray Kurzweil’s The Singularity is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology.

Garreau notes that the GRIN technologies overlap and intermingle to create a “curve of change unlike anything we humans have ever seen and that each of them, taken individually, are transformative and “each hold the potential to change human nature itself.”  Farrell and de Hart cite Kurzweil when they say that “taken together, or engineered or employed in various combinations, the transformation is even more sweeping”; it is alchemical.

The target, says Garreau, is the very essence of man’s nature. “The goal is to seamlessly merge mind and machine, engineering human evolution so as to directly project and amplify the power of our thoughts throughout the universe.”


Are you a transhumanist?  Take the test here:



The leading transhumanist might once have been thought to be Ray Kurzweil, computer scientist, inventor and futurist involved in fields such as optical character recognition (OCR), text-to-speech synthesis, speech recognition technology, and electronic keyboard instruments. He has written books on health, artificial intelligence (AI), transhumanism, the technological singularity, and futurism. Says Wikipedia: “Kurzweil is a public advocate for the futurist and transhumanist movements, and gives public talks to share his optimistic outlook on life extension technologies and the future of nanotechnology, robotics, and biotechnology…. Kurzweil has authored seven books, five of which have been national bestsellers. The Age of Spiritual Machines has been translated into 9 languages and was the #1 best-selling book on Amazon in science. Kurzweil’s book The Singularity Is Near was a New York Times bestseller, and has been the #1 book on Amazon in both science and philosophy…. He maintains the news website KurzweilAI.net …. he is quoted in the documentary Transcendent Man as saying that the household always produced discussions about the future and technology…. In December 2012, Kurzweil was hired by Google in a full-time position to “work on new projects involving machine learning and language processing”. … Kurzweil’s book, How to Create a Mind: The Secret of Human Thought Revealed, was released on Nov. 13, 2012.”

But Ray isn’t running for President under the banner of the transhumanist party; that honor goes to Zoltan Istvan, “an American journalist[2] and transhumanist. He writes transhumanist-themed columns: “The Transhumanist Philosopher” a blog for Psychology Today and “Transhumanist Future” for Vice’s Motherboard. He has also worked as a reporter for the National Geographic Channel and is a blogger of futurist, transhumanist, and atheist topics for The Huffington Post.  He is the author of The Transhumanist Wager, a philosophical science fiction novel….”

Note the backgrounds and histories of both Kurzweil and Istvan and their self-proclaimed spiritual/religious identities, as well as their personal perspectives and approaches to immortality.

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“… the ultimate goal of transhumanism is nothing less than the scientific and technological reversal of the Tower of Babel Moment of History, of The Fall of Man, and the alchemical ascent back up the scala caeli, the ladder to heaven…. The implications of this are … breathtaking.  At the head of the list is the alchemical fusion of man and mineral in the form of implanted computer chips to “enhance” the abilities of humans to interface directly with computers…. Any human being — a microcosm — will be capable of becoming a macrocosm, of literally stretching out to control [something millions of miles away.]. The next step is toward true computer-enhanced telepathy and interface…, to seamlessly merge mind and machine, engineering human evolution so as to to directly project and amplify the power of thought throughout the universe.” [page 138, Farrell and de Hart]

It is, according to Kurzweil, tantamount to reverse-engineering the human brain. “Indeed, as he points out, the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, based in Munich, has already engineered a computer chip that allows human neurons to be grown on a computer chip, directly interfacing with it, [as well as] technologies that allow it to detect when specific neurons are fired [and] allow them to cause or prevent certain neurons from firing, in short, to modify human consciousness and behavior directly via computer implants.” [page 139, Farrell and de Hart]

In the transhumanist theory, the world-wide web will become a super-brain or super-consciousness long ago envisioned by Nicola Tesla. “[H]ow does one maintain one’s individuality and freedom in such a world, given the ability of these technologies to directly modify memory, behavior, and individual consciousness? [See BoyDownTheLane.com/metabolization.] And who will be the “system administrators” and “operators” in this brave new world? What is being engineered, in other words, is literally the technological version of the corporate person, where it is no longer a legal metaphor, but a technological reality, a single “distributed and interconnected brain…”. The referenced source is the National Science Foundation and the US Department of Commerce [where Penny Pritzker is the chief]. [The book notes the afore-mentioned Garreau book which in turn references Converging Technologies for Improving Human Performance [http://www.wtec.org/ConvergingTechnologies/Report/NBIC_report.pdf ]as well as Gregory Stock’s Redesigning Humans and Metaman.]

The potential military applications are discussed by Farrell and de Hart, especially DARPA’s Continuous Assisted Performance component of their “super-soldier” program, on page 141 through 143. The mission brief of the Defense Sciences Office, described as the DARPA inside DARPA, a coordinating think tank not unlike those used by Nazi Germany, a “secret community of interaction between scientists secretly investigating radical concepts”, in some senses a “breakway civilization” itself, the enhanced isolated from the rest of us, is this: The elite engineered group of new humans will be able to think faster an more creatively, have near-photographic memories, read books with total recall and comprehension in minutes, repair their own bodies and maintain peak health, live longer, require less sleep, and communicate more quickly with greater clarity to allow coordinated action in shorter time periods.

Three scenarios are envisioned [page 145]  in the long run:

  1. The “Heaven” scenario, in which the emerging technologies portend a being and blissful future of longevity, of work as play, of sweeping extensions of human group consciousness not only globally but on a cosmic scale;
  2. The “Hell” scenario, in which the same technologies lead humanity to a cart strophic end, due to accidental leaks of deadly viruses, or cataclysmic wars utilizing new weapons, or through simple inability of human society and humans to cope with the sweeping changes as old institutions break down under th technological weight, and crumble into anarchy;
  3. The “Prevail” scenario is, as might be expected, a mixture of the previous twp, full of promise, to be sure, but also of reverses and setbacks, until ultimately, humanity makes choices regarding the technologies, and “muddles through”.

There is much much more in the book; I highly recommend your reading it and/or learning as much as possible as soon as possible about its topics.

For more on the concept of a Breakaway Civilization:




Joseph P. Farrell on Funding Black-Budget Exotic Technology and Breakaway Civilization

Posted on April 24, 2014



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zoXxqdg4gl8 80 minutes, left on auto-play for the 100-minute Part Two


Transhumanism in the Business World

The top ten seed companies: http://gmwatch.org/gm-firms/10558-the-worlds-top-ten-seed-companies-who-owns-nature

The top 20 pharmaceutical companies are noted here:


The fifty most influential scientists:


Here’s FastCompany’s look at the ten most innovative companies in robotics.

RoboticsTrends notes the top 50 companies in the world for 2016 based on based on their innovation, groundbreaking application, commercial success and potential, and represent many different levels and facets of the robotics ecosystem.

This international compilation spans 11 countries and in addition to the large conglomerates, 20% of the list is comprised of lesser-known startups.


I’ve left this in autoplay: there are two documentaries which follow totaling 80 minutes.

Here’s a map showing “the locations (by zipcode) of companies, universities, government laboratories, and organizations working in nanotechnology around the United States.”

Information technologies will not be covered in detail here; you could probably make your own list, starting with the NSA, including IBM, Apple, et al.  If you need further help, here’s Fortune’s list for 2015.

What are the psychic, cognitive and spiritual energies for scientific development of transhumanism?

A slow and reading of Transhumanism by Farrell and de Hart will give you the deep history from past millennia.  I would also recommend the books by Antony C. Sutton and the edited tome by Kris Millegan on Skull & Bones, as well as Terry Melanson’s detailed and footnoted book called “Perfectibilists”. Jonathan Moreno’s book “Mindwars” is noted in “Alarumed” below under Further Reading.

Who provided the venture capital? Other than business off-shoots created by the CIA, you’ll likely find billionaire transhumanists who are into eugenics, starting with the Rockefellers, and Bill Gates, the very rich fellow who climbed to the top of the information technology heap.

I don’t have a list of the definitive and unbleached histories of the Rockefellers and others of their era and ilk, but the reading list at the bottom of a llong excerpt from Eustace Mullins’ book “Murder by Injection” also notes Tarbell, Coleman, Sutton and others.  Here is Chapter ten of that book: http://fr.bio.medecine.narkive.com/pfIwt9hY/murder-by-injection-the-rockefeller-syndicate

According to Wikipedia, transhumanism is sometimes abbreviated as H+ or h+.



Hillary Clinton’s collegiate breakout:




Further reading:

The Secret Space Program and Breakaway Civilization

Authored by Mr. Richard M. Dolan 

Edition: First

https://www.createspace.com/6505003 [just ordered]

http://gizadeathstar.com [Farrell’s own home web site]




“TransEvolution: The Coming Age of Human Deconstruction” by Daniel Estulin





” xBML (extended Business Modelling Language) is an intuitive graphical language that unlocks the DNA of a corporation using a system of diagrams based on five Ws (Who; What; Which; Where; When). xBML gives companies an complete and accurate map of their enterprise, that can then be re-used repeatedly to describe, plan and create improvement.”





How the Destruction of Political Will Doomed a U.S. Population Policy





magic energy mind

Music video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbdpQ2pPlD8  (4:42)

I am going to address a theme that has been troubling me for some time.

I just spent about 45 minutes looking for one of those quotes from within my performance psychology archives; they go back 18 years now and sometimes I misplace things because I haven’t yet developed the IT skills and systems that hyper-linking allows to cross-catalog everything. But my mind works well enough and by just by placing the thought into my reticular activating system (the RAS is your mind’s own search engine), eventually something will pop.

It just popped.


I didn’t know whether I should post this at Boy Down The Lane(“on the topics of life…, learning, choices, paths, fitting in, conformity and non-conformity, social ostracism, dysfunctional families (and society), complicity versus compliance, and … intimidation, destruction, and psychopathology”) or at The Sullen Bell (“media, social media, culture, perception management, mind control…, personal sovereignty, … cultural observation and reflection, and freedom of thought and mind”).

What I want to riff about is faith, religion, belief, and doubt. That topic grouping as I will express it will fit under freedom of thought and mind.


Out there in Internet-ville, I have encountered (and so have you) all manner of people who will tell you what’s wrong with your belief system.

We’ve been exposed for a long time — since we were about five or six — to the proselytism of family, community and the locally-dominant communal belief system through its teachers.

In America, people knock on your door to ask if you need to be saved, or to offer you gifts, seeds, literature and opportunities to be saved in their own special methodologies.

You can shut the door and turn on the TV and, on 10% of the channels on your particular system of delivery for “hot and cold running images”, you can have fundamental Christianity, mega-church services, local church services, the Jewish/Zionist point of view and, if you are lucky, perhaps another choice or two — though Taoism, the Buddhist practices, and others eschew the use of technologies for ritual celebration.

On the Internet, though you can choose an avenue of inquiry (or several of them) that will serve your own need for exploration, or to research and answer what appear to be unsettling questions for how what was yours or what is now offered clashes with science, or the arguments of agnosticism and atheism.

My point is not to argue that there is or isn’t a God, or never was a prophet in sandals, or that one such icon or symbol is better than another.

My point is to offer what someone once wrote — a grouping of materials and a core concept which have formed a cornerstone for my understandings — for everyone to consider as they encounter the proselytism of the dis-believing crowd.

Clearly one of the reasons that the agnostics and the atheists post so much information — noting the empire’s harnessing and shaping of religion, the Councils, the parallels with older indigenous belief systems or ancient myths, sometimes even citing chapter and verse from the Bible or other forms and formats,sometimes stating that Jesus never existed— is because of the violence and those who perpetrate the violence. They cite, and with a high degree of accuracy and surety, that passages from within the remaining or properly-approved verses, chapters and books incite genocide, or hatred, or behaviors we find — much later in our own evolution — to be uncivilized, tainted, and evil.  Comparative religion on its own is fuel for violence and warfare; when religious hatred is purposefully incited to achieve control, profit or to re-structure cultures, re-draw maps, or destroy the centers, icons and social systems of a hated belief system, it becomes evil. Here we can see as examples the Sunni-Shia split, the ostracism of Yazidism, the use of fundamental Christianity as false allies for Zionism, the infiltration of the Khazarian banksters for the enrichment of the elite, the introduction of the Noahide laws, forms of occultism, collectivism, and Marxist-based-or-related efforts to degrade or destroy religious beliefs as well as the other “glial” matter of the social culture like movies, music and art. There are belief systems within all world-views that must be addressed and understood.

To suggest widely and repetitively that it is wrong-headed to believe in something, or to embrace a practice that the author of the suggestion finds repellent or appalling, is to engage in a certain form of violence.

To attack one’s faith, or the idea of believing in something, is to introduce doubt.

Here is the quote for which I went in search.  It seems to be drawn from within the very narrow world of sports, but I submit that it has infinitely wider application. Note that I have changed the order of the paragraphs in order to demonstrate that wider application.

The quote is from Timothy Gallwey, the author of a series of books devoted to the development of personal and professional excellence in a variety of fields, what he calls The Inner Game.  This particular quote comes from the inner book of tennis. One of his books is The Inner Game of Work.  (As John Janovy Jr. says, “When your business is the conversion of human potential into reality, you can find work anywhere….”)

To perpetrate doubt”, says Gallwey, and in the quote he refers to the educational system, the parent-child relationship, or manager-employee relationships, “is one of the most debilitating — though often unconscious — crimes against human potential.”

I don’t think there is much room for doubt about the fact that our inner game of work includes improving society, limiting interpersonal conflict, reducing warfare, improving well-being, increasing human potential; we have a lot of work to do. And we must work together because, as individuals, we cannot do it alone no matter how much we embrace the tools of the noetic sciences.

Belief and discipline are closely related.

The cost” Gallwey goes on to say “of not recognizing” [and counteracting] the creation in another of doubt “is high, not only for the individual but for the group of organization [or community or society]. When doubt becomes an internalized norm, the spirit suffers, a sense of purpose decays, dignity declines, excellence and greatness go into hiding, and the seeds for decadence and failure are germinated.”  The perpetration of doubt about belief is destructive; it’s like dropping phosphorus bombs into the spirit.

The reason that doubt is such an enemy is that it attacks the will itself. Anxiety and fear are emotional and psychological disturbances that make functioning more difficult, doubt weakens the will, which is at the center of our being. Doubt can cripple a person’s desire to act, think or even to live.”

And, as stated in the book “The Art of Possibility”, “an individual’s unique expression plays an integral and constructive part in setting a direction for the group.”

So the next time you encounter someone who feels obligated to preach at you endlessly that that belief system that got internalized into you through repetition is worthless when subjected to objective analysis, tell the evangelist of agnostic atheism to spend his time knocking on other doors, change the channel, and tell him to believe in himself.

With a little practice at that, he’ll eventually believe in something bigger than himself.



“In the midst of setbacks, what is faith if not the call to rededicate oneself to a hard-won personal vision? To espouse faith is to practice some kind of knowingly lunatic alchemy by which the lead of randomness is converted to the gold of meaning.  I am not saying that the idea is not entirely paradoxical or nuts.  Maybe it is.  But maybe it is fox crazy.  Maybe there is also real magic in magical thinking, the loom that weaves itself into being, the artist’s hand that draws itself into the world.”


Chip Brown, in a book called

Afterwards You’re a Genius: Faith, Medicine and the Metaphysics of Healing.




Dion Fortune says, “Magic is the art of changing consciousness at will.” You could also say that magic is the art of evoking power from within. Magic is first of all about an inner shift. That, in turn, may produce effects in the outer world. But the real focus is the inner change, the consciousness change.

When you do magic, one of the things you learn is to become responsible for your own mind. You learn how to take charge of it, how to visualize, how to be aware of the energies around you, how to shift and change them.

In my tradition, we do that particularly through ritual, which you could define as a set of actions designed to orchestrate a movement of energy,

In the Catholic mass, for example, a priest holds up a wafer and consecrates it. What that is meant to do is to draw in the Christ energy, which presumably the priest has contact with, and infuse the wafer with it. Through the wafer, then, people can physically connect with that energy It’s a very powerful magical ritual if the people doing it are aware of what they are doing. If they’re not, it’s just some guy saying words and holding up a stale piece of cracker.”

Starhawk, pages 178-179,

“Listening to the Land: Conversations About Nature, Culture and Eros”, by Derrick Jensen.

The next time you see someone just saying words and holding up a stale piece of thought, ask them if they are aware of what they are doing. 

Ask them what energy it is that they wish their reader to connect with.


Music video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0AlLSUmbzs (6:18)

Piano: Jean-Michel Rousseau, Violon: Marie-Soleil Bélanger,

Contrebasse: Jean Cyr , Batterie: Vincent Dionne,

en concert à la maison de la Culture Rosemont-La Petite Patrie à Montréal le 12 / 04 / 2012.