The Course in Gaian Alchemy, was originally presented by John Lash as a 40 week course in 1982-83. It was the result of his investigations begun at the age of nine and more than 20 years of research and experimentation up until that time. After a 36 year hiatus, the time is now ripe for completing The Great Work. Here is a how he describes The Great Work:
“The Great Work is the task of CO-CREATION: service rendered to Nature by humanity, as a way of completing the very process of creation.
Obviously, it wil be impossible to pursue the task of assisting Nature, if we do not encounter Nature, the created world, in a profound way. To revise Alchemy in modern terms, we must contact Nature as an awesome power. The Great Work is a program and guide to such an encounter……..
The author shares his discovery that the alchemists were “atmospheric mystics” who experienced in a direct way how our mental and physical life is interfused with the processes of the terrestrial atmosphere. For example, they recognized the cycle of photosynthesis before it was technically identified. They knew as sensory fact the exchange of carbon dioxide bet- ween humans and plants. They considered the entire atmosphere as a vas hermeticum, a vessel where transmutations occur all the time. They sought to understand the role of the human form as a living “spore” embedded within the atmospheric medium.
This revision of alchemy does not require a forge and apparati, the cooking of chemicals, or working in a laboratory, but it does require the capacity to experience the entire atmosphere around us as a laboratory.
It also requires the training of imagination to see how we are involved in the dynamics of the atmosphere. Among the alchemists the power of imagination was called the artifex, the tool for achieving the Work.”
Excerpt from the prospectus to The Great Work, John Lash
Fast-forward to 2018 and, in addition to The Alchemy Course, we have the Sophianic Narrative, the Terma of Gaia Awakening and Planetary Tantra; not only do we know the identity of the ‘awesome power’, but we also have the methodology for interaction with Her. However, what really makes co-creation possible is the fact that we are now in Correction and is is becoming ever more clear that our Divine Mother wants to interact with us, Her magical children.
So who would be so bold as to desire to participate in co-creation with the Wisdom Goddess? What does that entail? Can your imagination conceive of what it would be like to attain the status of a god or goddess? Knowing, of course, that this is not the same as becoming a god; it does not involve an ascension process or even immortality. You can only ever be human, but what is the fullest expression of the Anthropos imaginable in a single human creature? And how do you get from where you are now to god-like? Having read The Alchemy Course three times, I can say with absolute confidence that this isn’t a mere possibility, it is inevitable that some one, who holds co-creation as their highest desire and does the necessary work, will achieve that goal. It could be you. Do you want to join me on this adventure?
“Hold to your highest desire and surrender its attainment, not precluding that the attainment will be rendered to you by the power of the Wisdom Goddess.” JLL
The Course in Gaian Alchemy will be available on Nemeta, the School of Sophianic Arts and Sciences. within the next few months. (You can sign up for updates on the Nemeta launch here.) For anyone wanting to initiate themselves in guided experimentation in a small group here in Gaia’s laboratory, I’m offering two retreats this summer.
The focus will be on the essential preliminaries and then to dive into the areas that are of greatest interest to participants. The full Gaian Alchemy syllabus cannot be covered in a week! Over the past few months I’ve focused on regeneration and releasing my senses from what is described in Gaian Alchemy as the ‘numbing effect of kundalini’. This is a radically different approach to kundalini than is to be found in new age perspectives on the subject. However, it’s worth noting that its correspondence to the Electric Universe Theory, which it predates by several decades, is remarkable. The aim of ‘Adventures in Gaian Alchemy’ is to introduce participants to the artifex and the proper use of the senses, so that they can continue with their own investigations effectively.
“For the olden alchemists, the process of grounding essense via kundalini was accomplished in the Fixation Stage of the Work. This was done through stilling images in the plasmatic Light. This is the initial training of the creative imagination to see into the planetary life-web. Fixation is the training of the attention to guide the imagination so that it serves the increasing of essense rather than its dissipation. Normally, the hypnotic power of Kundalini is evident in human tendencies to fantasy, daydreaming, groundless idealizations, sexpairing and emotional bonding based on transient attractions.
The alchemists called creative imagination by its Latin tag, imaginatio, and revered it as the artifex, the tool for actually performing the work.”
From Lesson 7: The Human Essense, John Lash
Additionally, the location is as important as the timing – Her Dreaming comes through the land. The Great Work must be initiated away from what passes for civilisation, in a place drenched in Her savage beauty, where our vestigial senses can still respond to Her signals. Galicia is such a place, a little corner of forgotten paradise, waiting to offer its treasures to all who seek Wisdom here. I mentioned in an earlier post how Galicia was known to the ancient Greeks as Ophiussa, the Land of Serpents and how I discovered this because we are located on the Eastern Galicia Magnetic Anomaly. The telluric currents of the earth are strong here. We are also directly under the flight path of the White Stork – these enormous and graceful birds fly over several times a day and nest in a great cedar tree we can see from our terrace. The stork is in the Pelicaniformes order of birds and related to the pelican; both serpent and pelican have a special significance in the ancient alchemical texts.
“‘Pneumatic’ comes from the Greek pneuma, spiritual or celestial breath. ‘Chthonic’ comes from the Greek chton, earth; thus it means earthly, earthbound, terrestrial. The creature of pneuma is primarily the PELICAN, while that of chton is the dragon or SERPENT, naturally. These appear in manifold variations, bearing witness to delicate nuances of transmutation in the course of the Work.
Alchemical lore contains a vast picture-book of bizarre and wonderful images, most of which prove to have clear and accurate meanings when the experience and processes they describe can be recaptured. The Bird and Serpent motifs appear in countless variations in the old manuscripts. The UROBOROS, the serpent eating its own tail, is a widely known ‘symbol’ whose precise meaning in human physics has been lost in a welter of abstract and fantastic interpretations. It is the prototype of all Serpent motifs.
Its counterpart, the central figure of all Bird motifs is found in the precious and singular image of the PELICAN. This bird when feeding its young crooks its neck down and around and performs an odd, striking act: it regurgitates already digested food into the ravening mouths of its brood. In doing so, it appears to be feeding them from nourishment torn out of its own breast. The alchemists, being keen observers of nature, caught this action and immediately saw it as the image of certain processes which occur in ‘mystical physiology’.”
From The Course in Alchemy, Lesson 13, John Lash.
Now, I admit to being biased here (I’m in love with this land) but given the physical presence of both these potent symbols right here, there can be no better place on the planet to to discover how to complete the Work at this time.
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I’ve been prompted on “recognition” several times over the past few months; I had it on the back burner, as one of those things to look into when the time is right. Well, it’s that time right now. A sudden confluence of prompts, signals and synchronicities has led me to conclude that for the Rhomay to defeat the xenosh – you need to recognize recognition! The timing on this is critical, so I’m putting this out, knowing that I don’t have the full story yet. That will materialize, in due course, necessarily through your participation.
So, what is recognition and why is it so important?
This is my working definition: recognition is an aspect or infrasensory perception caused by the simultaneous occurrence of visual and magnetic stimuli that effects experience, gene expression and reality.
These are the phases of recognition I’ve defined so far:
Electromagnetic pulse from the earth, simultaneously detected by the eyes and sphenoid bone (the sphenoid and connected ethmoid bones are the only bones in the human body to contain ferric iron or magnetite and the eyes and optic nerves rest on them);
The pulse is amplified by the sphenoid sinuses and picked up by the pituitary gland (they sit next to each other in a special cavity in the sphenoid bone called the sella turcica);
The pituitary gland responds to the pulse by instructing the other glands to release hormonal compounds specific to the pulse;
The hormones generate emotional and other responses that create different electrical charges in various parts of the body;
The electrical charges interact with histone and non-histone proteins, causing different genes to express;
The change in gene expression causes you to experience a difference in the world around you;
You recognize the change;
When you speak of what you recognize in that moment the sphenoid sinuses (anaerobic repiration in another aspect here) give a particular resonance to the voice, which has a special power when the electromagnetic pulse is expressed through song or words. (Additional info on this here: The Head Sinuses.)
The fractal antenna of your DNA broadcasts a new message to the fractal antennas of the DNA of every other living thing, and so reality changes.
Other, deeper and even more significant aspects to consider involve how recognition and gene expression affect the Planetary Animal Mother as She clears Her mind at the end of Her Aeonic day and activates Her transpeciation protocols. Another is how existence, or reality for want of a better word, corresponds to the perceptive abilities of the Anthropos. Recognition is an active jolt out of the everyday trance, that shifts the gears on what you experience AND how life expresses itself.
mid-15c., “knowledge of an event or incident; understanding,” from Middle French recognition (15c.) and directly from Latin recognitionem (nominative recognitio) “a reviewing, investigation, examination,” noun of action from past participle stem of recognoscere “to acknowledge, know again; examine” (see recognize).
Sense of “formal avowal of knowledge and approval” is from 1590s; especially acknowledgement of the independence of a country by a state formerly exercising sovereignty (1824). Meaning “a knowing again” is from 1798.
early 15c., “resume possession of land,” back-formation from recognizance, or else from Old French reconoiss-, stem of reconoistre “to know again, identify, recognize,” from Latin recognoscere”acknowledge, recall to mind, know again; examine; certify,” from re- “again” (see re-) + cognoscere”to get to know, recognize” (see cognizance). Meaning “know again, recall or recover the knowledge of, perceive an identity with something formerly known or felt” first recorded 1530s. Related: Recognized; recognizing.”
When you consider the homonyms and phonemes in the words ‘recognition’ and ‘recognize’ your attention is drawn to the ‘cog’ as in ‘a cog in the wheel’, a small part or function in a larger organization. Then ‘gnition’ brings to mind ‘ignition’, as in firing up and ‘nize’, is in the eyes. In other words, the power of recognition is in igniting small changes in reality through the eyes – the spark of recognition.
Recognition occurs whether or not the object of recognition is true. The act of recognition makes a pre-existing story, memory or belief real. It may take some time to show up, some acts of recognition are more subtle than others, but it is a physical process that occurs as naturally as your heartbeat. It is also a fact that the enemies of life are aware of this and use it to their advantage, whereas the Rhomay, for the most part, does not.
What is infrasensory perception?
In The Gaia-Sapiens Exchange, John Lash defines infrasensory perception [ISP] as part of the 6th level of exchange, in which human perceptual experience (the physics of beauty) feeds into the rapture circuits of Gaia-Sophia.
“The 6th exchange involves a rapturous meltdown and conversion of normal perceptual modalities. Access to Gaia’s rapture-circuits occurs when the normal powers of perception mutate in an illuminated moment. This is infrasensory perception in the full range of psychedelic vision, represented in the Great Work by the cauda pavonis, the Peacock’s Tail. In infrasensory perception we see what happens within the senses, rather than passively receiving the impressions they mediate.
Here, as in the case of the reproductive-cognitive exchange, 5, the arrow flows from Sapiens to Gaia. Why? Because the recognition of her rapture-circuits depends on human interest and actually charges the Gaian circuits with new content. In indigenous traditions of native America, any practice that accomplishes this enrapturing of nature is called Beautyway. When these circuits are accessed for healing, the practice is called Blessingway. The most intimate act of knowing Gaia is to encode a set of designated genes in her rapture-circuits.”
The Gaia-Sapiens Exchange was written in 2000, well before the start of Correction and it is only as Correction proceeds that you can begin to see the shape of it. One thing that is becoming rapidly clear is that human senses are being sharpened and extended, so that what was only accessible pre-Correction in non-ordinary consciousness, through the proper use of psychoactive plants, can now be perceived in ordinary consciousness through intent and concentration. That includes insight into the working of the senses, as well as the content delivered by them.
The Sphenoid Bone
The sphenoid bone is an intricate, butterfly shaped arrangement of seven bones in the middle of your skull, towards the front. It is one of the bones supporting the eyeball and the optic nerve. It also houses the two sphenoid sinuses and the pituitary gland in a unique depression named the sella turcica, meaning ‘Turkish saddle’. The sphenoid bone connects to the ethmoid bone, which separates the nasal cavity from the brain and has the largest concentration of magnetite in the human body.
Medical science does not offer a great deal on why the sphenoid contains ferric iron, or why the ethmoid contains magnetite. There is some speculation that it might include orientation to the earth’s magnetic field lines for finding directions. That might be true to some extent, but as medical science does not for the most part recognize the electrical properties of the body, it’s always going to be lacking. Do you think the Aeonic Mother designed you this way by accident?
There are many references to the so-called mystical properties of the sphenoid and there might be some truth to be found there, but there is also a lot of deception and often repeated garbage. I haven’t got the time to wade through it, but there are three aspects that jump out at me:
1. There are many references to amrita, ambrosia, soma, the nectar of divine bliss and immortality, that originates from the sphenoid complex and drips into the mouth. There are conflicting stories on whether this elixir is sweet tasting or slightly salty, whether it comes from the pituitary gland or the sphenoid sinuses. (NB: the sphenoid sinuses are air bags, the seat of anaerobic respiration.)
Consider these illusory references in the light of more recent accounts:
“In close proximity, the Organic Light will taste you. Why? She wants to know if you are delicious enough to eat. When PAM licks you, you realize that are entering the luminosity you behold: you feel a slight pressure on your skin, the texture of something delicious. A most exquisite, delightful sensation, to say the least. Up close the Organic Light looks and feels like melon. This sensation is so magnificent that you tend to swoon into it and may lose awareness of exactly what is happening to you, as may occur at the height of sexual orgasm. Although you remain sober and alert, you overlook something that you are undergoing in the most intimate manner imaginable.
To switch metaphors, consider how you can get a razor cut without catching the precise moment it happens. Then, a second or two later, you see the result: the hairline slit and the exuding blood. Likewise, you get the lick from PAM at a moment when you cannot hold attention totally on the sensation, unless you are in advanced practice. You only know that Gaia has licked you and likes your taste by the sign she gives you: a single drop of perfectly clear mucus leaks from the left nostril. Just one drop, no more. Usually on the left, although it can also happen on the right. This drop of clear mucus is your body’s way of telling you that PAM likes the way you taste.
This nasal drop is a precious elixir prized above all mundane jewels by Gaian ecosorcerers. It is indeed the sign of attainment, of vocation, of selection, of election, of delectation, of sublime complicity. It is the assurance of freedom to depart from the limits of the human condition. One drop comes each time she tastes you and likes it. I have had this single nasal drop many times. In the Christmas session with Jonas on the Ridge, I saw him get the drop. Then he did something that any normal person might do: raised his hand automatically to brush it away. I jumped at him and told him to stop. Then I explained to him what it means to be a snot-nosed kid in the Sophianic Mysteries.
I impart this information, previously reserved for oral transmission among trusted friends in the sanctity of the Mystery cells, to honor the courage and intelligence of those who would now seek to know the Divine Feminine in telluric form, and to foster their sacred intention to engage the mystic-erotic splendor of the planetary body. The taste test is one of the sublime secrets known to those who have fallen into milk. I wish with all the infernal pride of my heart that you who read these words may come to this experience.
I can attest to the ‘left nostril elixir’ in non-ordinary consciousness and also a ‘right nostril elixir, which often appears in ordinary consciousness when I make a connection or discovery, such as with the serpentinite rocks that I mention below.
2. Compare the ancient image of the Caduceus to the image of the sphenoid bone above and the chakra system with the ida and pingala below. In these images I am equating the shushumna to the cavity between the surface of the earth and the upper atmosphere, within which we live (not a channel in the human body) and which comes into us in the electromagnetic pulses I’ve described as initiating recognition.
3. Now, consider this animation of the movement of the sphenoid bone. You can feel the points where the greater wings connect with the mastoid tendons on the side of your head, just in front and slightly above the slight indentation in front of your ears. If you hold your fingers there gently, you can feel a slight pulse – also you might often experience a tension, or slight inflammation there if something has caused the sphenoid to jam. gentle massage and alternate nostril breathing will alleviate this tension in most cases.
Real Life Recognition
Recognition is not an esoteric concept, you do it every day. One of the prompts for this post came from a friend who described a recognition experience to me. She and her husband had bought a derelict property with some land, on a love-at-first sight basis, but hadn’t found the motivation or energy to sell the house they were living in and move to the new property. There was always something in the way, things that needed to be done first and their appetites for the move were zapped.
One day, they were camping out at the property and laying in the garden, enjoying the sun and the birds singing, insects buzzing and something happened. They didn’t know what happened, but they both recognized it and she said to her husband; why don’t we just sell the house as it is and move here and start work on the house? And he agreed. What had previously seemed complicated and a long way off, was suddenly clear and simple. The earth, in a place that they loved, resonated with them and they picked up the signal, recognized it and she said the words that spoke of it and in doing so, co-created that reality.
Another interesting fact about the sphenoid bones and sinuses, is that they are as unique as our fingerprints. There is a unique place on the earth (may be even more than one) of special resonance to each one of us.
As I pondered the subject of recognition, I found myself looking at a pile of rocks that were left over from building our house. Some of them had unusual striations. Heed the obvious, is Tezca’s instruction and there’s not much more obvious than a big pile of rocks crying out for landscaping! I looked up magnetic rocks of Galicia and it turns out that some of the rocks in the pile are serpentinite rocks.
“Serpentinite is a rock composed of one or more serpentine groupminerals, the name originating from the similarity of the texture of the rock to that of the skin of a snake.” Wikipedia
They contain magnetite and are magnetic. I did a bit more research and apparently, I live on the Eastern Galicia Magnetic Anomaly! That is why these experiences are so intense here.
So, the ancients who called this place Ophiussa, the Land of Serpents and were themselves called the serpent or dragon people, recognized what that meant.
Recognition stages 5 & 6 that I describe above, need some evidential support. This is a complex subject, still under investigation, but here is an excerpt from a scientific journal that gets right to the point. In my view, most of the research of the last 20 years is corrupt. This is from a 1975 Scientific American article, entitled Chromosomal Proteins and Gene Regulation:
“We suggest that a specific nonhistone protein becomes phosphorylated, and because phosphate groups are negatively charged the nonhistone protein begins to repel the negatively charged DNA and also becomes strongly associated with the positively charged histones. The effect of these two processes is to cause the displacement of the histone-nonhistone protein complex from the DNA. The resulting naked area of DNA, now free of the inhibitory histone, can be transcribed into RNA.”
This excerpt is noteworthy because it describes gene expression in electromagnetic terms, as a response to the continuous effects of attraction and repelling. The biochemical interaction between hormones and gene expression has been well-studied, particularly in relation to thyroid hormones, and although the electrical aspect remains to be explored there is sufficient evidence already available to show that life functions electromagnetically, as well as biochemically. This makes for many interconnections and relationships that cannot be observed with the ordinary senses, but can be perceived from within the senses – ISP.
As more cosmic rays are now interacting with the earth’s atmosphere, due to the location of the earth within the galaxy, the electromagnetic potential between the upper atmosphere and the surface of the earth is also increasing – there are more electrical storms, flooding and extreme weather events. The conditions are very similar to those of 13th and 14th century Europe, when the Black Death also occurred. The events of those times have been well-documented in this report Black Death and Abrupt Earth Changes in the 14th Century.
I’ll be addressing the Black Death in more detail in the next post, the point I want to make here is that the Christian people of Europe (Christianity having been forced on them over many centuries) recognized the floods, plague and ‘death from the sky’ as evidence of Biblical prophecy and they (unwittingly) made it real. However, even during those times there were pockets and communities in every country across Europe who were not affected.
The xenosh and the Rhomay are in a war of recognition, to put it one way. I’ve mentioned before about how you recognize signs of healing, as opposed to symptoms of disease, in order to reboot your immune system. This is one way to ‘recognize recognition’ at the subjective and personal level, to test it and recognize the results. On a larger scale, the Rhomay win the war of recognition by first recognizing the Supernatural power of the Planetary Animal Mother and then recognizing Her responses to our focused intent. It is impossible for the xenosh to win this war, because the faculty of recognition is endowed in the Rhomay and the xenosh are using this faculty to turn themselves into something that is non-Rhomay. Accordingly, the more intensity they bring to their recognition of events supporting their master plan, the more dilute the effects of their actions. Conversely, the more intensity and focus you, Rhomay, bring to recognition the stronger you become.
I’m working on the Gaian Alchemy Course at the moment, editing it for publication on Nemeta and getting ready to start teaching it at retreats here next year. As always happens when you focus on anything to do with the Sophianic Mysteries, your attention intensifies the subject of study and brings it to the forefront of your life. Such is the alchemical process of magnification, right in your face. As such, I’m writing this in alt-reel time, as a work-in-progress and a taster of what’s to come.
In the Gaian Alchemy Course, John Lash describes the purpose of the ‘Great Work’, the incremental (increasing) aspect of the Human Effect on the Cosmos, as such:
“In simple language this means [the Human] must realize how to fulfill itself by giving out far more than it ever takes in, or needs to take in. This of course totally defies the second law of thermodynamics, the law of entropy which states that any “energy system” will ultimately exhaust itself in the process of converting in-put and out-put back and forth.
But to defy entropy is quite presumptuous. A genuine alchemist will never make any fantastic claims that cannot be supported by the evidence of nature. If the alchemist sees far-reaching possibilities of the Human, the prospect must be verified through a real phenomenon already existing in nature, so that what the alchemist proposes can be seen as a natural extension of that phenomenon.
The notion of the Human extending and completing Nature is [summarized]: what Nature takes a long time to evolve, the Human finishes off in a short time. So far, we see mostly the destructive aspects of this dynamic. But the alchemists had another angle on all this. In many strange statements, they frequently referred to the Human as taking up the work of Nature and completing it.
“In the symbols and rites of metallurgical operations there comes into being the idea of an active collaboration of man and nature, perhaps even the belief that man, by his own work, is capable of superseding the processes of nature.” The Forge and the Crucible: The Origins and Structure of Alchemy, Mircea Eliade.”
So my first question was: where is the evidence for Human increase, or completion of the processes of Nature?
One of my favourite methods of inquiry is to form a question and hold it lightly in my mind, resisting groping around for answers from any pre-existing knowledge or experience. Some patience is needed (not my personal forte) and after a while, at exactly the right time the answer is revealed through a series of ‘clues’. The Wisdom Goddess loves this game and guides you to what you are looking for, and more.
And She collapses Time in the process. The Aeonic Mother had, in fact, been guiding me to this question before I was even aware I had a question and had already set me up to begin exploring the interaction of minerals in the body – I’ve written posts on sulphur and iodine and in the blink of an eye, a book called Minerals for the Genetic Code, by Charles Walters, dropped into my lap.
I found this book very interesting. It describes the work of Dr Richard Olree who has created a ‘map’ that brings together several different ‘perspectives’ of the human body and finds the correlations between them. These perspectives are the Standard Genetic Code, the Walter Russell table of the elements (as opposed to the more familiar Mendelyev table), the relevant electric valences from the Mendelyev table, the amino acids that are coded, the vertebra of the spine, the meridians and the I Ching. The resulting map is called the Olree Biological Periodic Chart.
A Cautionary Note on Genes
Before I go into the main topic of this post, I want to make a brief comment on the subject of genetics: the theory that DNA makes RNA which makes protein is referred to as ‘the central dogma’ and is mostly theoretical. The more the genome is studied (in the mode of current science) the less is known and the only common ground is that the current view is incomplete, simplistic and not supported by evidence. Bruce Lipton’s research presented in the Biology of Belief, that genes are not deterministic of behaviour via the proteins they code, but responsive to signals from the environment that are themselves shaped by belief and perception, follows a well-developed line of inquiry.
“For biological research, the twentieth century has arguably been the century of the gene. The central importance of the gene as a unity of inheritance and function has been crucial to our present understanding of many biological phenomena. Nonetheless, we may well have come to the point where the use of the term “gene” is of limited value and might in fact be a hindrance to our understanding of the genome. Although this may sound heretical, especially coming from a card-carrying geneticist, it reflects the fact that, unlike chromosomes, genes are not physical objects but are merely concepts that have acquired a great deal of historic baggage over the past decades.”
Geneticist William Gelbart (1998)
Modern gene research bears a certain resemblance to Pasteur’s germ research, in which the theory with the greatest profit potential, ie one germ, one pharmaceutical to kill it, killed offthe superiorscientific research regarding how the organism responded to the environment, of Antoine Beauchamp. Today, you just need to identify the gene that causes the problem and money will be thrown at you to splice it out!
Watson and Crick won the Nobel Prize for discovering the structure of DNA in 1962, after at least 10 years research into how DNA stored and replicated hereditary traits. The double-helix DNA model is familiar to everyone, but these images are all computer generated and based on X-ray crystallography, which involves scattering X-rays off atoms in crystallized arrays of DNA to form complex patterns of dots on photographic film. Images are then interpreted using complex mathematics. They are not real.
These images are of DNA strands, seen through an electron microscope, which sees electrons rather than photons. The first image (A) shows the chromosomes, which only come to light when the cell is preparing to divide. The bottom image is of chromatin, which is how DNA looks when it is not dividing.
I am considering the outrageous possibility that the Anthropic genome is not to be found in the DNA at all, but (at least in part) projected into the ‘vessel’ with the DNA acting as a receiver of sorts. Not so far fetched maybe if you consider the work of Luc Montagnier, joint winner of the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 2008, who claims that DNA can send electromagnetic imprints of itself over distance, which can be used by enzymes to create exact copies of the original DNA. (See: DNA Waves and Water. ) He filed a US Patent on technology that can detect the ‘phantom replica’ of DNA, unfortunately without knowing that the US Patent Office is run by xenosh crooks.
Whichever way you look at it, genetics is far from settled science, so bear that in mind as you read this post.
The I Ching and Gaian Alchemy
When you’re hot on the trail, everything happens at once and this showed up right on time in Lesson 4 of the Gaian Alchemy Course:
“The three stages of the Great Work are Formation, Fixation, Multiplication. In the last stage, the multiplicatio or magnificatio in the old latin lingo, a condition of total porosity is achieved in the human mass, in the flesh.
The same idea is expressed with elegant clarity in the I Ching, or Book of Changes. The commentary on the 42nd hexagram, “I” or “Increase” says:
“A sacrifice of the higher element that produced an increase of the lower is called an out-and-out increase: it indicates the spirit that alone has power to save the world.”
And the text adds that “this conception expresses the fundamental idea upon which the Book of Changes is based.”
Infinity is Change. In this passage “I” is the exact equivalent of increment in the alchemical sense. An “out-and-out” increase must be one in which a new element is truly added to what is originally given.
Only a physics that excludes the Human could ignore this illuminating primary idea by positing the inevitable run-down of creation into a snuffed-out slag-heap adrift in aching emptiness.
But this is not our way.”
To know what and how the Anthropos does to complete the work of Sophia and Thelete, requires a shift in perception and the ability to hold that perception stable in the symbiotic mind and simultaneously act upon it. The Sophianic Narrative provides the conceptual framework for such a shift, which will lead to an actual physiological transmutation caused by recognition of the true material structure of the human animal and its co-creative functionality.
So, while drunk on this notion, I looked up what Dr Olree had to say about Hexagram 42. What a let down! He has Hex 42 linked with a STOP codon (which ends a transcription process) and Lumbar 3, which manages the legs and urination. That does not correlate with the meaning of ‘Increase’, which incidentally, he has translated as ‘Benefit’.
When I first looked at the Olree Chart, it struck me as odd that he worked from the bottom up on the spine, starting with the Coccyx bones, and correlated the hexagrams in reverse; so Coccyx 4 correlated with Hex 64 and at the top of the spine, Hex 1 with the Cervical 1 bone at the top of the neck. This makes sense as Hex 1 refers to the creative force, which tends to be associated with mind and the head, but it can also be taken as a reference to the initial conditions of the inception of life. The dragons refer to the telluric currents of the Aeon Sophia as She became the earth.
My copy of the I Ching says:
“When all the lines are nines, it means:
There appears a flight of dragons without heads.
So, I wondered what would show up if I reversed the order of the Hexagrams in the Olree Chart – I Ching ker-ching!
Tritium and Hexagram 42
When I reversed the order of the I Ching hexagrams in the Olree Chart, #42 correlated with Thoracic disc 5, the lung meridian (active at 4am), the amino acid asparagine and the element tritium (bebegen in the Russell chart).
This woman is indicating the location of Thoracic 5 on the front of the body.
In the Olree Chart, this point on the body correlates with tritium, also known as hydrogen-3 as it is a radioactive isotope of hydrogen.
According to the Wikipedia entry on tritium:
“The nucleus of tritium (sometimes called a triton) contains one proton and two neutrons, whereas the nucleus of protium (by far the most abundant hydrogen isotope) contains one proton and no neutrons. Naturally occurring tritium is extremely rare on Earth, where trace amounts are formed by the interaction of the atmosphere with cosmic rays. It can be produced by irradiating lithium metal or lithium-bearing ceramic pebbles in a nuclear reactor. Tritium is used as a radioactive tracer, in radioluminescent light sources for watches and instruments, and, along with deuterium, as a fuel for nuclear fusion reactions with applications in energy generation and weapons. The name of this isotope is derived from the Greek tritos meaning ‘third’.”
According to the Russian Wikipedia entry (which is different to the English version), it costs $30 million to produce one kilo of tritium.
Tritium is an odourless, tasteless, invisible vapour that is a transmutational element. It decays into helium-3, a radioactive isotope of helium.
This is part of what the Russian Wikipedia says about helium-3:
“Most of the helium-3 on Earth, preserved from the time of its formation. It is dissolved in the mantle and gradually enters the atmosphere, its isotopic abundance in the mantle the magma is 4-10 parts per million parts of helium-4, and some of the materials of mantle origin, have 10-40 times higher ratio than in the atmosphere. However, its supply from the mantle into the10 parts per million parts of helium-4, and some of the materials of mantle origin, have 10-40 times higher ratio than in the atmosphere. However, its supply from the mantle into the atmosphere (through volcanoes and fissures in the bark) is estimated at only a few pounds a year. Some of the helium-3 is emitted in the decay of tritium, spallation reactions on lithium (under the action of alpha particles and cosmic rays) and comes from the solar wind. On the Sun and in the atmospheres of the giant planets of the primary helium-3 is much greater than in the Earth’s atmosphere.”
And this is an addition in the English Wikipedia:
“Production, sales and distribution of helium-3 in the United States are managed by the US Department of Energy (DOE) Isotope Program. Virtually all helium-3 used in industry today is produced from the radioactive decay of tritium. Tritium is a radioactive isotope of hydrogen and is typically produced by bombarding lithium-6 with neutrons in a nuclear reactor. The lithium nucleus absorbs a neutron and splits into helium-4 and tritium. Tritium decays into helium-3 with a half-life of 12.3 years, so helium-3 can be produced by simply storing the tritium until it undergoes radioactive decay.
Tritium is a critical component of nuclear weapons and historically it was produced and stockpiled primarily for this application. The decay of tritium into helium-3 reduces the explosive power of the fusion warhead, so periodically the accumulated helium-3 must be removed from warhead reservoirs and tritium in storage. Helium-3 removed during this process is marketed for other applications.
For decades this has been, and remains, the principal source of the world’s helium-3.However, since the signing of the START I Treaty in 1991 the number of nuclear warheads that are kept ready for use has decreased This has reduced the quantity of helium-3 available from this source. Helium-3 stockpiles have been further diminished by increased demand, primarily for use in neutron radiation detectors and medical diagnostic procedures. US industrial demand for helium-3 reached a peak of 70,000 liters (approximately 8 kg) per year in 2008. Price at auction, historically about $100/liter, reached as high as $2000/liter Since then, demand for helium-3 has declined to about 6000 liters per year due to the high cost and efforts by the DOE to recycle it and find substitutes.
The DOE recognized the developing shortage of both tritium and helium-3. and began producing tritium by lithium irradiation at the Tennessee Valley Authority‘s Watts Bar Nuclear Generating Station in 2010. In this process tritium-producing burnable absorber rods (TPBARs) containing lithium in a ceramic form are inserted into the reactor in place of the normal boron control rods Periodically the TPBARs are replaced and the tritium extracted.
Currently only one reactor is used for tritium production but the process could, if necessary, be vastly scaled up to meet any conceivable demand simply by utilizing more of the nation’s power reactors. Substantial quantities of tritium and helium-3 could also be extracted from the heavy water moderator in CANDU nuclear reactors.”
Apparently, plans are underway for mining helium-3 on the moon!
And then there’s this:
“Despite the objections of local fishermen, the tritium-tainted water stored at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant will be dumped into the sea, a top official at Tokyo Electric says.
“The decision has already been made,” Takashi Kawamura, chairman of Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc., said in a recent interview with the media.
Tritium typically poses little risk to human health unless ingested in high amounts, and ocean discharges of diluted volumes of tritium-tainted water are a routine part of nuclear power plant operations. This is because it is a byproduct of nuclear operations but cannot be filtered out of water.
As of July 6, about 777,000 tons were stored in about 580 tanks at the Fukushima plant, which is quickly running out of space.*
“And I’m beginning to wonder, really wonder, if the timing a Fukushima with correction may not be one of the greatest lessons in duplicity that comes out of the GNE. Consider that Jupiter is now in the twins, I was looking at it about an hour ago, it was directly at the apex over the house here. Crystal-clear evening, the night sky, black as onyx or ebony. Brilliant figure of Orion, high in the sky. And to the left of Orion, Jupiter in the twins. The twins have a connotation of duplicity which is a form of evil and manipulation. But the twins also have connotation up doubling, and let’s say, let’s add to that, let’s add to the themes of the twins, the theme of a Janus like power. A power that has two faces, destructive and regenerative. Its obvious and the evidence is there as seen in the documentary clips in Hiroshima Mon Amour, that nuclear energy can be extremely destructive when it is made to explode in the form of a bomb. But suppose that coupled with that destruction is a regenerative power. Suppose that the much feared radio activity has, in Gaian terms, some kind of regenerative role. Who’s to say it doesn’t? We haven’t been exposed to it long enough to know. The evidence is skewed by the horrific connotations that go along with the word radio activity, radiation disease, and so forth. But in fact where is the evidence that radiation has produced massive mutation of our species since 1945?”
And a bit further on in the Briefing:
“Because you can search far and wide and I don’t think that you’ll find anybody, any scientist, any expert, or even any mystic telling you what is the place of radio activity in nature, in Her on Her terms. We didn’t invent it. Ever since 1945 the human species has been laboring under the illusion that we created Atomic Energy. This is ridiculous. Nor did we create the radiation that precedes from atomic explosions. We did not create that energy. She did. And so the question to ask is; what does She use it for? What is it? Maybe this is the moment to really turn the human mind around and to look at Gaian processes at the most elementary levels matter as if seeing it through Her mind and Her eyes. I do not feel confident about what I’m telling you now, but in a way I do, in an odd way I do feel confident. Here’s one thing I can say of which I feel confident. If nuclear radiation so-called, is actually a bionic excitation produced by the first attention of the Aeon Sophia, then it must be verifiable as such.”
“That is where correction begins, on the frontier of Gaian Alchemy… or frontiers because there are more than one. There are more than one frontier; it is a vast frontier, defined by those operations the Aeon Sophia performs through the use of her first attention. Whether she performs them at the so called elementary level of matter, in the presence of the radioactive minerals that occur naturally in the earth, such as uranium and plutonium, cesium, whether she performs those actions in the realm of biology and genetics, whether she performs them in maritime biology, in the chemistry of the oceans, whether she performs them in the dynamic chemistry of the atmosphere, the troposphere, the ionosphere, and whether she performs them deep in the physio-chemical and neuro-chemical recesses of the human animal. These are the frontiers of Gaian Alchemy. At the moment that correction dawns, so comes that opportunity. This momentous opportunity to reframe and revision the science the theoretical and applied science in those many domains where the operations of the Aeon Sophia are perpetual, and often inaccessible although ultimately not beyond the range of human investigation, experimentation and verification.”
And that is where I am now, on the wild frontier of Gaian Alchemy, launching off into a new adventure. So, what is tritium to the Planetary Animal Mother? And what is the function of tritium in the human body? What links Gaian Alchemy, Hexagram 42 and tritium?
I can’t answer those questions, yet. In the Aeonic timframe, we are barely into Correction, maybe 10-11 seconds, but everything happens at once in alt-reel time. I can barely keep up, which is why this exposition is somewhat rambling and inconclusive – to misquote some one: I had no time to write a shorter post!
In researching tritium/bebegen I looked to find what Walter Russell had to say on it. That will be covered in a subsequent post, but here’s a little curiosity to end with: on a site called www.merlib.org, subtitled the Modern Energy Research Library, at the bottom of the page on tritium is a link to a company called Trivortex – this is the company that Anton created, he who made the water discs for Nemeta. Coincidence or clue?????
Around the first quarter moon, seven or eight nights into this Bhairavi/Shodashi double shift, I dreamt about the sword in the stone. It was more an observation than a dream, the sword in the stone with an image of the brain superimposed on it.
A few days after my dream, John presented the Jupiter timeline, shown here.
But what is the meaning of the sword in the stone/brain motif?
Cueing is a subtle function of the mirroring attention. As it dances and shimmers, it fires neurons and dendrites in your brain into sparking up new synapses and guides your perception so that you notice some things rather than others. When such a powerful image as the sword in the stone, embedded as it is in the human imagination, shows up in a dream and in the sky and literally on earth within the same timeframe, it is an irresistible call to investigate further. Especially as I’d also been given a tarot card, the Queen of Swords, in a dream six months previously. The second image, of the sword in the brain, was my starting point – what connects the two images?
I like to play with the three attentions to get my dopamine fix, so I looked up some images of the brain.
The first thing that caught my attention was a structure called the fornix. I’d never heard of it before.
“The term fornix comes from Latin and means “arch.” It is used to refer to various arch-like structures in the body, but when used in reference to the brain it indicates a bundle of white matter fibers that arches around the thalamus…..
……The diverse group of structures known as the limbic system is now thought to be involved in much more than emotion, and the fornix is still considered an important part of the limbic system. The fornix acts as the primary outgoing pathway from the hippocampus, and thus its most recognized function is its involvement in memory. The hippocampal projections that travel in the fornix are thought to be important for memory consolidation, and damage to the fornix has been associated with anterograde amnesia, which involves the inability to create new memories. Fornix damage is primarily linked to deficits in declarative memories, or memories for factual information—and especially episodic memories, which are a type of declarative memory that deals with autobiographical information.”
The fornix is also known as the dream box, as it is said to be where your dreams come from. So this arched, vault-like structure, that brought to mind the outline of an anvil, links your experiences to your sense of self, through the faculties of memory and dreaming. Wow – what a hit!
(BTW: if that wasn’t enough, women also have a fornix near the cervix that is involved in orgasms.
According to the Constellations of Words, the word fornix is linked to fornax:
“The word broth (from *bhreue-) resembles the word brothel. Brothels were called fornices (hence fornication), i.e. ‘arches’, because prostitutes used to gather ‘under the arches’ of certain buildings of ancient Rome . The word brothel comes from another *bhreu– root: *bhreu– Also bhreue-. ‘To cut, break up’. Derivatives: brittle, brothel (from Old English breothan, to deteriorate, from Germanic *breuthan, to be broken up), bruise, frustule (the hard, siliceous bivalve shell of a diatom), frustum (the portion of a solid – normally a cone or pyramid – which lies between two parallel planes cutting the solid). [Pokorny 1. bhreu– 169, 2. bhreu–s– 171. Watkins]
The word brand from Old French brand, and Old Norse brandr, also meant a ‘sword, or sword-blade.’
“In alchemical terms, ‘the Philosopher’s Sword’ is the fire in the furnace” [Penguin Symbols].
An athanor, or alchemists’ furnace, is an Arabic word ‘al-tannur‘, Hebrew tannur, related to Akkadian tinnuru, meaning a furnace or oven, usually shaped like an egg . Built of brick or clay, it was designed to keep an even heat over long periods of time. The alchemists considered it an incubator and sometimes referred to it as the ‘House of the Chick.’  The making of the Philosopher’s Stone (also referred to as the Philosopher’s Egg) requires the combination of the purest possible sulfur and the purest possible mercury, to be combined in the athanor .
Alchemists regarded the athanor, in which the process of transmutation took place, [as] an egg-shaped matrix, like the world itself, which is a gigantic egg, the Orphic egg which may be found at the base of all initiatory rites both in Egypt and in Greece. And just as Ruah Elohim, the Spirit of the Lord, floats upon the waters, so ought the spirit of the world, the spirit of life, to float above the waters of the athanor. The alchemist needed the skill to make this spirit his own.(GRIM p. 392) [Penguin Symbols]”
And there is the link between the sword in the stone and the sword in the brain: in alchemical terms, ‘the Philosopher’s Sword’ is the fire in the fornix. The fornix is the biological structure that enables you to self-identify within the dreaming of the Wisdom Goddess, so that Her dream can come through you and the sky writing shows what is currently being fired up. So far so good.
Thalamus, bridal chamber and cosmic egg
You will also notice that the structure below the fornix, the thalamus, is egg shaped. The walnut-sized thalamus is located right in the centre of the brain and is variously referred to as the cosmic egg, the bridal chamber and the gateway to consciousness. Its main function is to distribute incoming sensory information to appropriate regions of the cortex so that it can be actioned or stored. However, it also functions as a gatekeeper, only delivering information in accordance with your state of consciousness. In non-ordinary consciousness, such as in a telestic or shamanic trance or a full-body kundalini experience the thalamus is the dipole centre-point of the feminine/negatively charged pituitary gland via the ida channel and the masculine/positively charged pineal gland via the pingala channel. In these peak experiences the cortex is so flooded with information that it is often impossible to act on it, or even recognize it at the time. The fornix holds this content in memory, as part of your life experience and helps you process it in dreams so that you can express it later.
The thalamus doesn’t get much attention, as compared to the more popular pineal gland, but turns out to be quite mysterious. It was named by a Greek physician, Claudius Galen who lived from around 129AD to 210AD and went to Rome to revive the ideas of Hippocrates. He described and named the thalamus, meaning ‘bridal chamber’ from ‘thalamos’ meaning inner room. He considered that the thalamus supplied the ‘animal spirit’ to the optic nerves. The part that looks like the egg yolk is called the Massa Intermedia, but only 70-80% of the population have one and it is often smaller in men. It is a bundle of tissue that connects the two halves of the ‘thalamus walnut’ and is said to be functionless by medical science! Intermedia means connection across multiple channels and the thalamus is also a part of a flower.
Can you hear the bells?
Note also, the similarity between the Eye of Horus and the thalamus, with its yolk like Massa Intermedia.
At this point in my research, my mind leapt to the second attention, the realm of imagination, so I decided to sleep on it. The next day was the 7th September, when Jupiter completed its seven month cycle and returned to the womb of the Virgin and Arcturus was high and bright in the sky. Perfect conditions for a shamanic realignment session to explore this topic in non-ordinary consciousness.
Shamanic Realignment of the Imagination
In the most general sense, a shamanic realignment session realigns your imagination with the imagination of the earth. You need an intention or topic to make the connections and in this instance I aimed to witness what was happening with the sword in the stone/brain motif. A shamanic realignment session differs from a telestic session in that you invite the Wisdom Goddess into your body, as opposed to going out to meet Her. The subject is more personal than for a telestic session and can focus on a healing issue or what might be termed, self-actualization or transmutation.
Before the session I made sure to get express permission from my two male companions, to guide the process – a crucial prerequisite. This time I was able to describe the activation of the ida and pingala as they snaked up my spine, crossing at the chakras, as it was happening. As soon as they passed they passed the throat chakra, the temperature dropped, the honeycomb lattice became visible and there was a low, subauditory hum around the tipi. Then all the dogs in the neighbourhood started barking and our dogs ploughed into the tipi, like hyper-excited children at a birthday party. It was immediately clear to me that this session was going to be hands-on learning.
The lesson was in concentration and how to speak so that the power of the Aeonic Mother is in the words. I told my companions that rather than being disturbed by the dogs, we were going to use our focus and concentration to silence the area and stop our dogs from entering the tipi. I guided them in holding focus and concentration and that’s what we did. We were able to repeat the process three times, so that we were all satisfied that the silence and non-disturbance was the result of our focus and concentration. The simply beautiful take-away from that lesson was that it really doesn’t take much effort to enforce your boundary and bring calm to your immediate vicinity. Don’t invite in what you don’t want. Boundaries are sacred to the Aeons.
But what does this have to do with the sword in the stone? There is always a flood of information that comes with these sessions, as new synaptic connections are made in the brain. The power of the word is given to all sovereign human animals but, in order to use it, you must recognize your own sovereignty. You can only recognize your sovereignty through your actions, when you rise to the challenge and grasp the sword with both hands – that is to speak the truth, intentionally and clearly, at the time that it matters.
I add the qualifier, ‘intentionally and clearly’ because mindless chatter and emotional outbursts, no matter how personally intense, do not wield Her power. Neither does logic without personal involvement, no matter how well expressed. It is only when you care deeply enough about something AND are able to maintain the presence of mind to be able to speak clearly in the moment, that the ida and pingala bring sufficient charge to the thalamus, and the ‘bridal chamber’ regenerates. Then you know you share the power of the Wisdom Goddess.
As Arcturus pointed to Jupiter in the womb of the Virgin, the legend of King Arthur was cued and called your attention to the question of sovereignty; were you born to be sovereign, to wield the supreme power of the Aeon Sophia, to co-create your experience with your words? Spelling only works when you hold the s-word.
“The highest desire of the gaian dakinis is that you command them with pleasure.”
Yolanda of Galicia, in completion with Shodashi, 2017
In researching my next post I came across this passage from John Lash:
“When Kundalini is raised from its dormant state, higher intelligence blossoms, and there are other effects as well. Gnostic sects such as the Ophites practiced the communal raising of Kundalini to produce an protective envelope against Archontic intrusion. In effect, they held Kundalini, the sexual-spiritual energy locked in the body structure, to be the main instrument of defense against the Archons. The Dialogue of the Savior, NHC III, 5 (85), contains this exchange:
Judas said, “Behold, The authorities (Archons) dwell above us, so it is they who will rule over us.”
The savior said, “It is you who will rule over them. But only when you rid yourselves of jealousy, and take on the protection of the Light, and enter the nymphion (bridal chamber).”
The savior-teacher is emphatic that we have power over the Archons, but he also makes it clear that some human failings impede the use of our power. The Greek word phthonos may be translated as “jealousy” or “envy.” Gnostics considered envy to be the signature of the Archons, as well as the key human failing that makes us vulnerable to their intrusion. “The protection of the Light” comes through activated Kundalini, often described as a lightning-like tide of electrified light that pours through the body. “Nymphion” is a code word for the ambient cell of psychophysical protection generated by high levels of Kundalini.”
Do you ever get the feeling that you are living in two oddly disparate worlds? I’ve been noticing this with increasing regularity in this double Idris shift. In his masterful essay, The Director’s Cut, John Lash offers a compelling description of how the Aeonic Mother is editing and splicing the world movie, so that the new reel that plays into the next kalpa overlays the fifth and final reel of the current kalpa. Schizophrenia is unavoidable, as your life flickers between the two simultaneously running reels. The ego construct of the false self we were all forced into is fragmenting, putting yet more pressure on anyone seeking refuge in the fantastic imagination. The A10s are doomed to play out the rest of their lives in the old reel, as it runs to its inevitable conclusion of total destruction and insanity. There’s nothing you can do about that. However, the chances are that, as you are reading this post, you have been dealt a different hand and your fate depends upon how you handle it.
During the period in which the two reels overlay each other the characters in each, the A10s of the fifth reel and the A11s of the new reel, still interact but the interactions become more superficial, ghostlike even, and increasingly influenced by the behaviour of the A11s. The A10s have no choice, they cannot participate in Correction because they were conceived in error, but there are many A11s who are still stumbling around in the Sophianic blindspot – they do not know the story of the planet or the Anthropos or that there are two reels running. The best way to reach other A11s, is through the example you are able to offer by living as A11 in the new reel:
“the Director’s Cut, the version she originally dreamed of howit could play out, given that the Anthropos was left free to own and express its genius-level endowment, unhampered by extraneous deceit.” John Lash, The Directors Cut.
The frontline A11s, the first to breakthrough, need to be warriors and the key challenge for a warrior in these end-times, is how to ground yourself in the ‘new reel’ in your daily life. Planetary Tantra provides the framework for living, the Kalika War Party provides the template for action, but you also participate in Correction and hone yourself as a warrior through the decisions and behaviour in the granular detail of every moment. My aim, through this site and Nemeta once it is up and running, is to share what I’m learning about life as a Sophianic animist and A11 warrior. And when you get right down to basics, what is more essential to life than water?
The Body Functions as a Solar-Powered Water Battery
In the new real, water is not just for hydration; it is a solar powered battery, that fuels many cellular functions, drives circulation and supports the heart.
Remember the alchemical image of The Green Lion Devouring the Sun, that I was contemplating last December when I wrote A Dose of Vitriol? The image prompted something in addition to photosynthesis in my mind, but I couldn’t quite grasp it at the time. When I looked at it again today, I immediately saw the green of the heart chakra and the folklore correlations between the lion and the heart – this image can also be taken to depict the sun powering the heart. This is not as far-fetched as it might sound.
Stephanie Seneff, a computer research scientist at MIT, uses her computer language skills to synthesize volumes of studies in biology, to get to the bottom of what is really going on in many diseases. She has made the connection between sulphur and glucose metabolism and how sulphur deficiency underlies many diseases, see Sulfur deficiency. In the same article she raises the question: is the skin a solar-powered battery for the heart? Vitamin D (actually a hormone and not a vitamin at all) is synthesized in the kidneys, signified by the two ‘balls’ on the tail of the green lion.
Seneff summarizes the process like this:
“Why am I spending so much time talking about all of this? Well, if I’m right, then the skin can be viewed as a solar-powered battery for the heart, and that is a remarkable concept. The energy in sunlight is converted into chemical energy in the oxygen-sulfur bonds, and then transported through the blood vessels to the heart and skeletal muscles. The cholesterol sulfate and vitamin D3-sulfate are carriers that deliver the energy (and the oxygen) “door-to-door” to the individual heart and skeletal muscle cells.”
However, this article doesn’t mention the role of water in the process. Seneff gets to that in this presentation: The Mineral Power of Your Body’s Electrical Supply
This is her summary of that presentation. Sulfate (US spelling) or sulphate (English spelling) means related to sulphur, or compounds of sulphuric acid. Gelled water is also referred to as EZ (exclusion zone) water, structured water, crystalline water or living water.
EZ water, is the term coined by Dr Gerald Pollack and described in his excellent book, The Fourth Phase of Water: Beyond Solid, Liquid and Vapor. Pollack calls the familiar H2O, in which the water molecule is made up of two hydrogen atoms to one oxygen atom, bulk water to differentiate it from EZ water which is H3O2. It has a liquid crystalline honeycomb structure, higher viscosity and is more alkaline than ordinary water. It is the phase of water you know as surface tension that supports water boatman or pond skimmers and it is also the kind of water that makes up 99% of the cells in our bodies and the water in all living organisms. He named it exclusion zone water because it holds a negative charge that enables it to exclude impurities, such as toxins. EZ water occurs where water meets a hydrophilic surface, such as the ocean, or a glass where it meets the atmosphere, in cells where it meets membranes, or in the atmosphere itself where it clings to particles and is involved in the formation of clouds. Bulk water carries a positive charge. EZ water absorbs more radiant energy, especially in the infrared wavelengths (which are everywhere) than bulk water. The separation of the positive and negatively charged water provides the battery polarity, which either repels or attracts according to the amount of stored radiant energy in the EZ water and this creates the flow that enables blood to move through your veins, or water up a tree, as well as releasing energy as heat.
“Water, therefore, acts as a transducer, absorbing one kind of energy and converting it into other kinds.”
Dr Pollack describes this process, very simply in his TED talk: Water, Cells and Life
So, drinking living water, as we drunk from mountain springs and crystal lakes when we lived in forests, is clearly healthy. However, is it possible that correctly charged and aimed human creatures provide energy not just for themselves, but also to the planet? I can’t see how this could not be true. We live in the exclusion zone of the planet, connecting with the negatively charged earth (when you walk barefoot on the earth) and moving through the positively charged atmosphere. You feel the atmosphere, the air as hot and heavy pressure on your skin before a thunderstorm, but you are in it all the time and you cannot possibly be anything other than part of it – but are you a weak connection or a strong one?
Consider these two images. The first is a diagrammatic form of the six primary chakras (corresponding to the main organs of the endocrine system) and the positively and negatively charged channels of the human system. The Ida (negative charge) and Pingala (postitive charge) represent the basic duality in the existence, or Shakti and Shiva, feminine and masculine or it can be the intuitive and logical aspect of you. Without these two dualities, or charges, life wouldn’t exist as it does right now.
The second image shows the Birkeland Currents. Birkeland currents connect the ionosphere to the magnetosphere and channel solar wind energy to Earth’s uppermost atmosphere. The earth is not powered by a liquid iron molten core, but by plasma jets from the sun and the pleroma and we are part of that system too.
Now, consider this text from John Lash’s Great Work, A Recreation of the Alchemical Mystery
“For the Human to serve as the prime regenerative agent in atmospheric alchemy, is certainly a tremendous possibility. And it is only natural to ask if this is really possible, when will it come to pass? The answer must be given by way of the esoteric proposition of counterpoise; when the conditions that require regeneration become acute, then this potential will ripen. The again this leads to the obvious question: what evidence is to be found today of atmospheric processes that require regeneration? This is not hard to answer, for evidence is all around. It presents itself in the phenomenon, now unfolding on a worldwide scale, of collapsing ecosystems,”
John Lash wrote this long before he reconstructed the Sophianic Narrative and the Electric Universe Theory had not yet emerged. He also wrote about plasma and “Aquaster” or star-water and their functions within the essence of the body and the atmosphere. The correlations with living water, or crystalline water are quite clear. And here we are, in the final eleven minutes of Correction and the regenerative agent is emerging. Do you remember John saying this in the GNE: correction occurs in the apsides of Jupiter? Well, isn’t it something to ponder on, how at the midpoint of this superlearning event, the NASA probe Juno, is discovering that Jupiter is not solid and has a complex magnetic field, much stronger than that of the earth and quite similar to the sun in many ways. Is Jupiter/Thelete the regenerative agent that Gaia Sophia needs? The answers to that question will become apparent over the coming months, but what does that have to do with water, you might ask.
This is still a work in progress, but I’m currently considering how the Jovian aspect of hate, the element of sulphur and living water are involved in the regeneration of the planet, at all levels – as above, so below. The planetary animal mother needs living water for her electrical functions and so do we. Do we participate electrically and physiologically in Correction by maintaining our own solar powered batteries (our hearts) at optimum levels? The evidence, so far, supports this hypothesis. You are entrained to see an image of a heart and think love, but sometimes you must protect what you love before it is destroyed and hate makes it easier to do that – just as sulphur and water ease the flow of blood through your veins.
Nemeta Structured Water
In conclusion, drinking living water grounds you in the new real and makes it easier for you to participate in Correction. The effect is electrical and the results are tangible – it helps you remain poised, energized and in flow, so that you can recognize the flicker between the two reels and make an informed choice in any situation.
I know that many of you are already using structured water, but that this isn’t easy for everyone to do. We used to laser our water when we lived in London, but the lasers are very expensive. Here, our water is from a very deep well and we put a copper torsion coil around the well-head and with the pipes running from the well to the house laid in spirals – yet we still found noticeable improvement in the taste and texture of the water when we used a particular water structuring technology. This water structuring technology was demonstrated to us by man who came to visit from South Africa, specifically to see John Lash, to share his technology and learn how it could be applied in the new reel. He said he would have John drinking water by the end of four days – and he did. John described his work as “Thelete technology” and we were so impressed by it that we have formed an alliance with him so we can bring it to Nemeta members.
In the next post I’ll provide more information about this water structuring technology, where you can buy it and how to become a Nemeta member.
Hee, in whom Love doth breed, to stirre more hate,
Courting a wanton Nimph for his delight;
His name is Jupiter, my Lord, by Fate,
Who for her, leaves Me, Heaven, his throne, and light.
I saw him not (said I) although heere are
Many, in whose hearts, Love hath made like warre.
On the first day of this Kurukulla shift of 2016, I slipped on a log and fell, banged my head hard and winded myself. This sort of thing has happened before, it used to happen quite often on the first day of a new shift; I’d fall, or cut myself, or get stung by wasps. Bhairavi is my Guardian and She dishes out tough love with a heavy hand, but nothing like this has happened for a while. Was I not paying attention? Had I missed something? The shift was very difficult to read. When I spoke with John about it, he was also finding the shift inscrutable. He said he had the urge to go back to basics and follow the rolling out of the shift according to the Fibonacci sequence.
John and I also discussed ‘Pizzagate’, briefly. We agreed that all the evidence was circumstantial and that no house-hold name is likely to be arrested anytime soon, even though the worldwide pedo network is as active as ever. Nonetheless, I couldn’t stop thinking about the vile mess of ‘spirit-cooking’, ritualistic abuse and the millions of children that go missing each year, with no hard evidence – bodies – ever found. Surely, in this Kurukulla shift, something would break and a course of action would become clear.
I began dreaming about worms and woke up with the distinct smell of sulphur in my nostrils. I always follow my dreams, so Dean and I began taking organic sulphur – MSM. I initially thought this was about parasites, and to some extent it is.
On day eight of the shift, the well-known alchemical image of the Green Lion Devouring the Sun came into my mind and when I looked it up, this was the first version I came to. What jumped out at me was that the two balls on the tail looked like kidneys. On that same day tragedy struck and Nikita, John’s beloved feline companion, died of kidney failure.
Synchronicitous events cue your attention and what you do with the clues depends on your disposition and motive. I use them as pointers, to explore whatever subject I happen to be most deeply involved with at the time. Sulphur, parasites, kidneys, photosynthesis and the worldwide pedocite network? Connections did not jump out at me. So I printed out the image of the Green Lion to engage the second attention and started reading up on sulphur and the kidneys (first attention). What resulted was not transception, ie pure Dakini Intel, but the kind of human-level illumination that occurs when you observe the practices of Planetary Tantra and apply yourself accordingly.
So in this post is about what I’m learning this shift and, as such, a demonstration of how Planetary Tantra guides my process of discovery.
Sulphur in the Body
Sulphur brings to mind a foul-smelling, yellow powder and school experiments with bunsen burners. I have never considered its nutritional value, or its function as a detoxifier, yet sulphur is the third most abundant mineral in the human body. It is found in every cell in the human body and is involved in a wide range of biochemical functions, such as:
Cellular energy production / metabolism.
Maintaining blood glucose levels.
Antioxidant protection – scavenges or neutralizes free radicals and recycles oxidized antioxidan
Blood flow – produces both blood clotting factors as well as anticoagulants.
Joint Health – production of glycosaminoglycans (GAGS), chondroitin sulfate and hyaluronic acid.
Detoxification – by means of conjugation and chelation.
Regulation of DNA replication and transcription.
Digestion – production of hydrochloric acid.
Supports healthy lipoprotein balance – cholesterol, LDL, and HDL.
Adrenal gland support and hormone production – cortisol, aldosterone, testosterone, etc.
Proper immune response – enhancing proliferation of lymphocytes, cytotoxic T cells and NK cells.
Lungs – protects against mucous formation in lungs.
Eyes – decreases cataract development.
Formation of skin, hair and nails.
Source: Sulfur Part II: Sulfur and Sulfur Compounds in the Human Body by Mark J. Donohue
Sulphur has been consistently overlooked as an essential nutrient and no one knows how much we need on a daily basis.
“Sulfur, with an atomic number of 16, is known to bond with almost every other mineral. Sulfur has demonstrated its ability to detoxify heavy metals in conjunction with the transport of oxygen across the cell membrane, thus allowing regeneration. Sulfur is also the key player as a precursor for the utilization of amino acids, the body’s building blocks. Of all of the amino acids, some 70 percent are sulfur-based.”
We do not store sulphur in the body, except for a minute amount in keratin found in hair, nails and cartilage so it must be supplied daily to be effective. Sulphur is passed every 12 hours after being ingested, making our humanure an excellent source of sulphur for the garden! We all need a constant supply of sulphur for cellular regeneration, but we do not know how much we need. One constant is the Sulphur-Nitrogen ratio, which is 1:14 in all mammals, which seems to be very important. (See this study on the relationship between nitrogen and sulphur for more information.)
Nitrogen constitutes 78% by volume of the earth’s atmosphere, but is not available to humans unless it is ‘fixed’ into a form that can be consumed. We can’t breathe nitrogen, although our bodies need it for the amino acids that make up the protein building blocks for skin, hair, muscles etc. The nucleic acid DNA, which makes up your genes, and RNA, which is involved in protein synthesis contains nitrogen, as do red blood cells. Nitrogen is essential to life, yet too much can be harmful. Nitrogen (with oxygen) naturally transforms into nitrates, and ingested nitrates are transformed into nitrites in the body’s digestive system. These nitrites oxidize iron in the hemoglobin, forming methemoglobin, which can interfere with the blood’s ability to transport oxygen to individual cells.
Most of us are probably starved of oxygen, a major factor in cancer, pain, dementia and other diseases because we get too little sulphur, due to mineral depletion in our soils and food. The sulphur is essential to transport oxygen into cells, where it binds to toxins (conjugates) and clears them out – it literally takes out the trash. Too much nitrogen inhibits the blood’s ability to oxygenate cells and I’m guessing that, for most of us, our bodies are having to work too hard on essential functions to maintain the sulphur nitrogen ratio, leaving no sulphur available for regeneration.
In the three weeks or so that we’ve been taking organic sulphur in water I’ve noticed that my thinking has become much clearer and I have more energy and motivation. Initially I had very bad dreams, non-lucid nightmares, such as I haven’t had since I was a child. I think this was my sleeping mind observing the trash being taken out. I also noticed a few joint aches and a mild headache, which lasted for a few days only. I am also eating less. One study has connected obesity with sulphur deficiency, as well as heart disease and Alzheimers: Weston A. Price: Sulfur deficiency
Here is a reference to another, large-scale study:
“The Organic Sulfur Study of the Cellular Matrix is studying the effects of reintroducing such a bio- available sulfur, we call Organic Sulfur, back into our diet through the supplement we call Organic Sulfur
At this time there are 70,000 people in 18 countries in the study that have or are taking this bio-avalible form of sulfur, Organic Sulfur, Through the feedback from the study we have documented significant healing sometimes deemed unusual by the medical profession , It is as if the reintroduction of Organic Sulfur back in the cells has kick started the natural regenerative capacities of the body. The information the study receives from its members shows how amazing the regenerative capacities of the body can be.”
Sulphur in Soil and Food
Elemental sulphur is produced by volcanic activity in the atmosphere and organic sulphur is produced by the same volcanic activity in sea water. The salt in sea water allows the sulphur to be released directly into the water, which is the beginning of the sulphur cycle for all living organisms. Sulphur’s bio-availability is effected by temperature and by the ease with which it bonds with most of the other elements. There is a sulfate, sulfite or sulfide of most of the other elements and this is the source of many compounds known as minerals.
Although many foods contain sulphur most of us are deficient because modern farming destroyed the sulphur cycle. Oil-based fertilizers used world wide, that were developed by Prescott Bush and Nelson Rockefeller, destroy sulphur through heat treatment and the free sulphur in rainwater binds to the other minerals in the fertilizer so that it is not available to plants either. Since 1954, when chemical fertilizers were mandated in the US, epidemiological studies show an increase in cancer and related diseases of up to 4,000%. In contrast with Finland, where chemical fertilizers were banned in 1985, due to concerns about the cadmium content, disease has now fallen back to 10% of the 1985 levels and is still dropping. (Finland also has the best education system in the world, because a healthy society values educating its children.) Icelanders’ low rates of depression, obesity, diabetes and heart disease is also attributed to the high sulphur content of their volcanic soil.
Sulphur content of soil is not generally measured, sulphur levels in food are not studied and sulphur deficiency is not generally considered as a contributing factor to disease by the medical profession.
This is not limited to the US. I found a reference to this study in the UK:
“The survey, which began in 2014 across farms in Shropshire and Herefordshire, showed only 13 per cent of all crops sampled had a result in the normal range, all others were low or slightly low.
The 2015 samples collected showed 55 per cent of crops had low sulphur levels, triggering a high nitrogen: sulphur ratio content of 16: 1 or above.
Andrew Goodinson, of Hutchinsons, says: “A reading of 18:1 would mean a low sulphur status and the need for sulphur treatment for the next crop.”
Sulphur depletion is largely down to reduced atmospheric deposition, however, last season, high yielding crops are likely to have depleted soil resources even further.”
In the next synchronicitous event of this shift, I opened John’s Great Work, A Recreation of the Alchemical Mystery, to where I’d left off reading previously and came to this in the very next section:
The image below is called the Key of Basil Valentine, that reveals a secret in its seven sections:
Visita Interiora Terrae Rectificando Invenies Occultim Lapidem
VISIT THE CENTRE OF THE EARTH AND THERE BY PURIFICATION YOU WILL DISCOVER THE OCCULT STONE
“So, what is Vitriol? The riddle suggests that it’s nothing other than the Stone, but the Secret Stone, Occult Stone (Occultum Lapidem), no less. This reminds us of the paradox of the Stone we encountered in Part One of the Course, the Formation Stage of the Work. There we learned how the Stone is used from the outset, even though it is considered to be the goal of the Work; and how it is found everywhere though disfavoured, ridiculed and abused by all………But this Stone, as illustrated in Maier’s Atalanta Fugiens 1617 [illustration depicted in the Course], cannot be the hidden Stone of the Key. No, the Stone at the beginning of the Work is one thing, but the secret of Vitriol refers to something only to be discovered at the conclusion of the Work. Something to be found in the innermost regions of the Earth, Terra. Certainly, we cannot discount the possibility that the actual core of the planet may be meant here – but this interpretation can be left aside for a more symbolic one, consistent with one of our main themes. We know that the alchemists as physicists in their own right, saw how the transformation of the Earth depends upon the catalytic power of the human mass, the unique materiality condensed within our skins; namely our Essense. So this reference to the interior of Terra can be taken to mean the innermost region of the Human Essense, the dose of terrestrial materiality we each incarnate.
What, then, is the innermost part of our Essense (Interiora Terrae)? No mystery about this, really, though we have not had occasion to examine it until now. Within your skin is your interior mass and within this embedded in it, is your skeleton. In the bone structure within your Essense you have the evidence of the penetration of Satanic forces in your being. Traditionally the skeleton is the symbol of Death. Likewise, Ahriman or Satan, the Mythical Being who wastes and consumes the Human Essense, is the Grim Reaper of the Tarot. The bone-structure is that part of your Essense that has already been claimed by Ahriman, the evidence of the infiltration of the Satanic into your constitution.
True enough, but it does not stop there, for with the skeleton you are still not at the innermost region. Within your Essense is your skeleton and within your skeleton is your marrow. The marrow is the innermost. The marrow is the Vitriol.
To conventional, literal-minded science, “vitriol” is nothing but an archaic name for sulphur, which happens to be the Satanic substance par excellence. Where Satan is, you smell burning sulphur. Every genuine alchemist will sometime along the way have the uncanny experience of smelling sulphur without being able to tell where the smell comes from: this indicates a definite, irreversible breakthrough in the Work. It is a maddening, but auspicious event.”
John Lamb Lash, A Recreation of the Alchemical Mystery, 1982-84
I mentioned my investigations to John and he commented as follows:
“The usual translation of the VITRIOL anagram in the sigil of Basil Valentine is “Visit the interior of the earth and there you will find the hidden stone.” But this translation appears to disregard the central term, at the apex of the design, RECTIFICANDO: “I correct” in Latin.”
So, now I have an additional reading of the sigil, that goes like this:
“I correct. (To) discover the occult stone, visit the interior of the earth.”
When John first created the Course in Alchemy, in the late 70s and early 80s, he had not yet compiled the Fallen Goddess Scenario, or begun writing Not in His Image. At that time he translated ‘rectificando’ as ‘purification’, which made contextual sense then. With the compilation of the more detailed map of Correction, the literal translation of ‘rectificando’ has new relevance and the acronym VITRIOL reveals a multi-leveled meaning. The vitriol of our marrow creates stem cells, the biological source of our life and regenerative capacities, but we have been conditioned into demonizing its corrective charge. The DNA in stem cells is essentially fluid, in a pre-responsive state to epigenetic stimuli. Is undifferentiated DNA the ‘occult stone’?
But are we talking here about the interior of the earth, or the interior of the human body? Since our telestic session in November 2015, in which we gave the command to activate the extinction protocols for A10, it has become increasingly clear that the lines of personal and transpersonal experience have converged; every experience is simultaneously personal and transpersonal. This feels like a massive realignment in accordance with the Hermetic principle: As above, so below; as below so above.As I write this, there is renewed interest in the Antarctic region and what lies at the centre of the earth. I’ve been dreaming about Antartica too, although I have to put aside any investigation on that for a later date. My point here is that I have been taking organic sulphur since the beginning of this shift and my perception of BOTH what is happening in the interior of my body AND the interior of the earth is heightened. Everything is material.
As I look into the interior of my body, I remember an unexpected experience from my past. One day, as a child of 9 or 10, I had a ‘school dinner’ for some reason. This wasn’t usual. We lived only a five minute walk from my primary school and I usually went home for lunch, but on this rare occasion I didn’t. I can’t remember what the main course was, but the dessert was semolina pudding and I hate semolina. I told the teacher on dinner duty that I hated semolina and didn’t want to eat it and she said that I had to eat it and if I didn’t I couldn’t go out to play. I remember hating the semolina, hating the teacher and forcing it down. I took my plate back to the serving area when finished, as we were required to do and walked back down the aisle past the teachers table to go out and play. Just as I got to the teacher’s table the hate welled up in me and I threw up my semolina pudding and my lunch right at their feet. Now why would that memory come back to me as I focus on sulphur? The body never lies. I think that the mineral analog to hate is sulphur; everything is material, after all.
Hate has been demonized, literally and now it is being outlawed. There is nothing wrong, nasty, satanic or negative about hate. It is simply the purest expression of your Essense that expects absolutely nothing of anyone else. Hate is crystalline, non-negotiable and squeezed out, from the deepest part of you, the marrow in your bones; ex-PRESSED through your very bones into the world. It sets your personal boundaries. Was I immoral or hateful because I expressed my hate for semolina pudding as a child? I don’t think so, but my body took it literally and purged me of what I hated. Am I hateful now, because I hate pedos, cruelty, anyone who tells me how to live my life and especially people who hide their cowardice behind fake love and semolina pudding (still)? Perhaps. But I’m also playful, joyful, bountiful and many other things besides.
In completion with Kurukulla it is clear to me that it’s time to break the taboo on hate. If you don’t hate something, many things about the world at large, you are either already brain dead or you probably need to take more sulphur. At the most basic physiological level, sulphurhelps your body clear out accumulated toxins so you can function better and see the world more clearly, it helps you regenerate with with the clear pure hate of the Luminous Child that you can experience once again without guilt. Sulphur makes your cell membranes supple and slippery so that the parasites can’t get their hooks into you, literally.
Post script: I have more to add regarding the kidney-vitriol connection, which will be covered in another post.
“Mixing and mingling with the endtime tribes is a strange lot of free-lance wizards on whom one hardly dares to put a name. Shamans, they are. But shamans of another order, whose lineage extends from the future as much as from the past. These wizards have an imaginative flair, the gift for magical realism (more below). They can be elusive, but they are strangely, disarmingly direct when it comes to imparting the initiatory secrets of their trade. Exhibiting a paradoxical mix of arrogance and humility, they are fine teachers, although they do not belong to any tradition, school, or educational program. They are generous and ruthless, but also capricious. And in social and spiritual style, they are occasionally brutal.”
The story of the Endtime Tribe of Galicia begins around 77,500 years ago (nearly three days of Gaian time) as much of Europe went into a deep freeze and the people migrated south. In our practice of Planetary Tantra, we are looking back into the past to pick up the threads that were dropped, so that we can bring them forward into our lives today. I am discovering factual snippets from the past, echoes of lives that show where the threads got dropped, filling in the gaps through the gift of imagination and bringing the themes forward to guide us in our lives today. This is the process of weaving the thread of our lives into the fabric of the universe, to make it more robust and beautiful.
Imagine our ancient ancestors, traveling in small bands and family groups, following familiar landscapes, guided by the trees and animals of their homeland. Today, we might map their route to a south-westerly journey through what has been labelled the Euro-Siberian zone.
These people were attuned to the land and knew how to find water, track game and the seasons of fruits and wild vegetables in the forests and meadows. They were naturally nomadic, which accounts for the similar DNA markers across the region that scientists have recently discovered. Their animal instincts were keen, but they were also guided by the proto-shaman amongst them; the men and women who were especially sensitive to the rhythms of nature. These folk would have observed the shortening, cooler summers and the longer, drier winters and they would have urged their clans to head south and follow the sun for food and warmth. Hunter-gatherers depended on their shaman for survival. It was a hard life and when these foragers found themselves at the end of the world, Finisterra, they settled in the forests of Galicia, because they must have looked so familiar to them.
Gaia’s Dreaming comes to us through the land. This is one of the insights that came through very clearly at out Beltane Retreat in 2015. She has different dreams for different places, which are all in continuous, contemporaneous streaming, sending out tendrils that catch the eye of any human dreamer who is ready to respond. She designates specific areas of the planet to specific tribes and these are the indigenous people of that region. That doesn’t mean that we can’t move around, we are not trees after all, but that we will flourish more easily in the areas She intends for us. I am an indigenous European; I might even have biological ancestors from this specific area, but the key point is that I responded to Her call and am making this place my home. We thrive in the regions Gaia intends for us and this has never been more important than in these turbulent times.
I didn’t know this when we moved here, of course. We just came here on holiday and the beauty of the place captured me. Exploring the history of the area and finding threads from the distant past that we want to weave into our lives is part of the process of rooting ourselves here and making it our home. It gives me pleasure to discover facts about the past that feel as though they are fractally encoded into my DNA, like a key that opens up a new chapter of possibility in my life.
The threads I’m teasing out, come through the pagan roots of the people who lived here long before the Church of Rome took over. Even the famous Camino de Santiago was known as a route for pagan travelers at least 1,000 years before Christianity. Cave paintings in Altamira on the coast in Asturias from 35,000 years ago, together with artifacts found in the Terra de Lemos from 12,000 years ago when the ice finally retreated, show that this valley was a home and meeting place and for over 200,000 people. This valley was once a strategic location between the hinterland and the coasts. The gentle, undulating land is made moist and lush by the Sil and Cabe rivers and has always been several degrees warmer than the surrounding areas, making it a fertile sanctuary. That is very good to know as some scientists think that reduced solar activity might be heralding a new ice age within decades.
One of the cave paintings in Altamira, Asturias.
Agriculture was thought to have emerged out of the Fertile Crescent of the Middle East around 10,000 years ago, but more recent research showed that it emerged in several places at once. There is no record of when farming became established in Galicia, but if there were 200,000 people living in this valley 11-12,000 years ago, they cannot all have been foragers. They would not have survived without some sort of farming. This is another thread to pick up. The farming industry today is an abomination; food for profit is a failed experiment and we have to find another way.
Timeframes are sketchy when we look back into prehistory, but it is possible to find a significant overlap between the Celts, the Gnostics and farming, all of which seem to have emerged in the same area and epoch. This begs an interesting question: the Celts were pagans and fearsome warriors and they lived in the same place and time as the Gnostics; why didn’t they defend the Mysteries?
I think that the Celts and the Gnostics embodied the male and female polarities of our white European ancestors. There are many similarities between the two tribes to explore but to answer my own question, I think the Celts loved the battle too much. Farming allowed them to settle and forge weapons and practice the art of war. Knowing that their women and children were relatively safe and had enough food afforded them the freedom to go and fight in other places. The Celts (also known as Gauls) fought as mercenaries for the Romans, Greeks, Egyptians and anyone else who would pay them.
“The kings of the east then carried on no wars without a mercenary army of Gauls; nor, if they were driven from their thrones, did they seek protection with any other people than the Gauls. Such indeed was the terror of the Gallic name, and the unvaried good fortune of their arms, that princes thought they could neither maintain their power in security, nor recover it if lost, without the assistance of Gallic valour”.
Marcus Junianus Justinus. Epitome of the Philippic History of Pompeius Trogus XXV, 2, circa 3AD
Celtic bands of mercenaries have been documented from as early as 347BC and after generations of fighting, drunk on morbido, they forgot what they were fighting for. The Gnostics, guardians of the Mysteries, and their own women and children were engulfed by the wave of paternalism that swept across the land, morphing into Christianity along the way. Paganism became punishable by death, the connection to our Mother, the Aeon Sophia, was severed and we got very lost.
Fast forward to today and what has changed? Gangsters plunder our land and wealth and the people are enslaved to the gods of profit. And where are our warriors? All our armed forces are bought and paid for by corporate interests and the Jew World Order; they are mercenaries fighting for foreign powers. It is the same theme playing out until the end of Kali Yuga. What do we do about it?
This brings us to today and the role of the Endtime Tribe of Galicia. We need to pick up the threads that got dropped here in Galicia, because this is where we now live. These are the threads we are picking up in our tribe. This is our mission:
Healing the Gender Rift
Gender politics has gone rogue all over the world and there’s not much we can do about that. Our role is to bring morbido the masculine polarity back into the embrace of the feminine libido. This is a big part of our unlearning and learning.
According to John Lash, morbido is the instinct to kill, which has gone rogue in our society and needs to be harnessed:
“I’m proposing that the morbido is a death dealing force, an instinct to kill, predominately, but not exclusively, operating in the male of the human species. And this instinct to kill, this drive, is actually the weapon provided in human nature to oppose and defeat the spoilers and merchants of death……”
John Lamb Lash NB95 Concerning Morbido
Libido is the instinctual drive for the full expression of our animal natures, including the hedonic and sexual drives.
Both of these drives have been intentionally suppressed in all of us and we cannot enjoy life as fully bonded couples, in a sane society, without the full and correct expression of these drives. Our role here isn’t to go out fighting injustice but to recognize that as women we must bring out the hero our men, so that they can experience the sweet surrender of sexual passion with us. This is what the Celts forgot.
Gaian Gardening: Permaculture and Alchemy
Somewhere along the line, the way we found food and water went rogue too. We don’t want to go back to the stone age, but how do we grow food in a way that supports us, serves Nature and does not cause suffering to other animals?
“… Animal agriculture is arguably the most environmentally damaging industry in the world. Animal Agriculture takes up 45% of the entire world’s land-space and is alone responsible for 51% of all worldwide greenhouse gas emissions, 80-90% of US water consumption, and 91% of Amazon destruction. It is also the leading cause of species extinction, ocean dead zones, water pollution and habitat destruction in the world, and this is only a small fraction of the statistics.” –Patrick Haize
These days we have a sense of defiance about learning how to live in harmony with nature. False authorities and corporate entities are making it more and more difficult for people to become self-sufficient. It is not yet illegal to collect rainwater here, but it is a game of hide-and-seek regarding many restrictions that are not in place to benefit people or nature. Natural living is the new protest movement and we need to begin the process of remembering the skills of our hunter-gatherer ancestors that were destroyed with the advent of agriculture. This is a long path home and we don’t know whether we will find a resolution to the eternal conflict on the way, or not.
“The key event in prehistory is undoubtedly the introduction of agriculture. At least one cultural historian (Jared Diamond) has argued that agriculture is the single greatest mistake in the life of our species. A similar view is developed by Daniel Quinn, an author who presents metahistorical issues in fictional form. In Ishmael a gorilla plays guru to an anthropologist, enlightening him about how humanity became split into two camps, Takers and Leavers, represented by Cain and Abel in the Bible. The Leavers are hunter-gatherers who live off nature and leave it intact, but the Takers are agriculturalists who take more than they need, thus devastating nature and infecting themselves with envy and competition. Here again, the crux of Eternal Conflict in the human realm seems to involve lack of self-regulation.”
We draw strength from the fact that our activities are fractally embedded in the full spectrum of nature, to include the supernatural and the practical mystical. Every step we take is a step for the whole of humanity. Gaian Alchemy is the process of learning how we contribute to the creation of the biosphere through our biological processes. We are learning this through the process of co-creating food forest, as we observe the weather and the seasons and how we interact. Thus we draw the threads back to our ancestral shaman and their journeys through the land.
Our land is Gaia’s laboratory and it will provide most of our medicine as well as our food. We are growing organically and with minimal digging and weeding and using different companion plant combinations. It is a delightful experiment!
The Vision Quest
The Endtime Tribe of Galicia is engaged in a planetary vision quest, the practice of Planetary Tantra.
“Knowing Gaia is not a matter of belief: it is a vision quest for the entire human species.
The challenge of this quest is to realize how we can live interactively with the immediate source of all life, rather than remaining blindly, passively dependent upon it. The first step in meeting this challenge is to learn and practice the vision story of the divine presence of the earth, Gaia-Sophia.”
It is hard for us here now to acknowledge that most of humanity will not choose a visionary path; many are environmentally conscious, without recognizing that we are intimately involved in the co-creation of a living planet. Others are socially conscious, while choosing to ignore the fact that we cannot have social justice without eliminating the predators of humanity. Others are waiting to be saved and many more are the walking dead. It is too painful to be around such people.
I want to say something about the sacred here. All of life is sacred, but we do not see ourselves as sacred within that process and, most importantly, we do not live that way and we fail to take action against others who violate the sanctity of life. Numbing down through meditation is no better than anaesthesia via drugs or alcohol. To hold life as sacred means to live it fully without reservation as a continuous process of participation. The currency, the means by which life becomes a journey of ever-increasing awe and wonder, is Gnosis.
“GNOSIS. The word means simply “knowledge”, but of a special kind. It derives from the root gno-, “to know, cognize, discern”. This Greek verb-root matches the Sanskrit jna-, which carries the same meaning. In Buddhism prajna is the “supreme discernment” of the true nature of reality. Likewise, Gnosis is the knowing of what is true and real in the ultimate sense. Webster’s Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary (1965) gives: “immediate knowledge of spiritual truth”, contrasted to mere belief, unquestioning faith, and blind acceptance of doctrines prescribed by authorities. In short, Gnostic spirituality is an anti-authoritarian path based on first-hand experience of Divinity. It encourages an intuitive, i.e., direct, experiential, approach to God. It assumes the possibility of revelations from beyond the human realm, but it requires cognitive training to assess these revelations. Gnosis is the yoga of intellect that unifies far-seeing mental-mystical vision with the wisdom of the body.”
“The ancient mystics of the Mysteries had a dual mission: to maintain their visionary practice of gnosis, and transmit their method to future generations. Transmission depended on conferring the core experience, instruction by the Light, upon neophytes who would in turn become telestai, “those who are aimed,” i.e., guided by the wisdom of the earth goddess, Sophia.The rite of instruction (mathesis, also called theoria, “beholding”), the most deeply guarded secret of Pagan initiation, was never openly declared—until now.”
A couple of weeks ago, I disturbed a wasp nest. Wasps attack immediately when they feel threatened and I was stung 10-15 times on my arm, hand and leg. I couldn’t get away because of the long grass and brambles. It didn’t hurt much initially, so I carried on working. Then I started to feel a ferocious itching and burning in my groin, which I knew was lymph and I decided to head back to the cabin. Before I got back my scalp, palms and the soles of my feet were on fire. Within minutes my whole body was covered in a painful red rash and I jumped in the shower and turned on the cold water to try and give myself an adrenaline boost. It didn’t seem to work.
Dean found an anti-histamine, which I was reluctant to take, but I could see he was worried. By this time, my face was really swollen and the pain was intense. I put me feet in a bucket of cold water and had Dean rub me all over with St John’s Wort oil to try and cool me down. Then my throat started to close and Dean wanted to know if we needed to go to the hospital. I had a moment of fear and thought: take me now or make this go away and the swelling in my throat began to ease and the pain became more bearable. I was still nicely swollen two hours later when Claudius and Michelle showed up, but managed to get out of bed a bit later so we could go out to dinner. It took several days for all the swelling to go completely.
Since then I’ve been wondering why I had such a strong reaction and why did I not want to take the anti-histamine? I don’t like pharmaceuticals and consider them to be more harmful than beneficial in most cases, excepting emergencies; and this was an emergency. I don’t think Sophia set up this experiment with the intention that we should succumb so easily to insect stings either, although poisons definitely have their place. However, histamine is not a poison, it is a neurotransmitter, so why do we need to shut it off?
A neurotransmitter is a chemical that is released by neurons in the nervous system and crosses the synaptic gap between neurons, to be received by another neuron in order to generate a specific reaction. The constant stimulation of neurons causes reactions in the body which are specific to the type of neurotransmitter that is passed. Histamine’s role is to produce an immediate inflammatory response as part of the immune system that comes into action when your body is under attack. Histamine causes the blood vessels to swell, so that white cells can get to the problem area quickly, that sounds like a good thing. Over-reaction, like mine, is considered to be the result of histamine intolerance, due to the body not being able to break down histamine properly. We always have a small amount of histamine circulating in the body and when I was stung, more was released at the site of the the wasp stings, flooding my body.
The exact composition of wasp venom is unknown. From the wasp’s perspective, it stings to paralyse other insects that it wants to eat, or to warn off larger animals like me. Wasps have been around for longer than humans and they are very effective predators, see Wasp Warriors. However, it is not the poison that causes the allergic reaction. Wasp venom contains a protein enzyme called hyaluronidase, which speeds up the dispersion through the body of any injected substance, by reducing the viscosity of hyaluronic acid that cushions the cells and increasing tissue permeability. (Yes, hyaluronidase is used to break down hyaluronic acid based cosmetic fillers after people have had too much of it pumped into their faces to make them look younger!) My allergic reaction was caused by the combination of hyaluronidase and histamine, which generated a systemic inflammatory response and the anti-histamine probably helped in this situation. Adrenaline also stops the production of histamine, which is why people who know they are highly allergic carry Epipens.
But why do I have too much histamine in my body? There are many foods that contain histamine (and these foods are often involved in food allergies) but my intolerance most likely stems from the fact that I was on Zantac for 25 years, because of a stomach ulcer. Zantac/Ranitidene, like its cousins Tagamet and Pepcid is a histamine blocker. It targets the H2 histamine receptors, which are found in the stomach lining, heart, uterus, vascular smooth muscle cells and white blood cells. It stops these cells responding to histamine, so that there is no inflammatory response from food or drink that would normally cause irritation. The body naturally responds by producing more histamine, causing a permanent overload. In addition these drugs, and others, actually deplete the levels of diamine oxidase in the body, which is primarily responsible fro breaking down histamine in the digestive tract. I weaned myself off Zantac in 2010 and have had no pain or bleeds since and I’m able to eat and drink more liberally than I ever was while on Zantac. I now need to look into how to reduce my baseline histamine levels – more on that in another post.
Apparently, most people who get an allergic reaction to wasp stings do not get it for bee stings, or vice versa. It’s one or the other, so that’s a relief!
Beltane is a magical time. The veil between the worlds is as thin as on Samhain night, but we are celebrating the return of the light rather than darkness. The Earth is blooming and it is a time of fertility, creativity and a little danger – the crops are still tender and a late frost or heavy rain could destroy our food for the year. Without this risk there would be no magic. It is the perfect time to launch the very first Planetary Tantra Retreat and to celebrate bringing in the May.
“Rapturous immersion through desire and imagination in the dreaming power of the earth. It is the most intimate way of bonding with the planetary animal mother, Gaia.” John Lash
The practices are deceptively simple and drawn from the Terma of Gaia Awakening. You do not need to have any special skills or go on a three-year course to learn Planetary Tantra. There are no secret rituals and it is freely open and available to anyone who feels called to what is essentially experimental mysticism or interactive magic with Gaia, Gaian ecosorcery if you prefer. This is the only practice, that I am aware of, that is grounded in the Sophianic mythos. We are focused on recovering the indigenous shamanic senses of our European ancestors, telestic shamanism, and learning the practical skills that we need in order to be able to take care of ourselves and each other.
However, not everyone will choose this practice; it is simple, but also rigorous. There are two self-determined conditions for entry into the practice. The first is that you hold an “ardent wish to experience love for the earth as deeply as you love your own body”. The second is to know your Highest Desire. This is extremely challenging because most of us are unable to define and articulate our Highest Desire. Nonetheless, “You cannot proceed to interactivity with [the Gaian Dakinis] unless you know what your highest desire is.”
These retreats are intended for people who want to explore and develop Planetary Tantra as a group in a beautiful, natural setting. The way out of our collective nightmare is through our individual awakening within Gaia’s lucid dream.
The Planetary Tantra Beltane Retreat runs from the evening of 1st May to the morning of 8th May and John Lash will be joining us for many of the sessions throughout the week. Price €500 pp including all meals and pick-up and drop off at our local station.
Fully booked – you can find out more and the dates of our other retreats for 2015 here.
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If we want to recover our full animal instincts and our unique human genius, we need a fully functioning pineal gland. We have all heard how the pineal gland is ‘the key’ to our spiritual evolution, but what does that mean? Why do our pineal glands need regeneration?
“The pineal gland secretes a single hormone—melatonin (not to be confused with the pigment melanin). This simple hormone is special because its secretion is dictated by light. Researchers have determined that melatonin has two primary functions in humans—to help control your circadian (or biological) rhythm and regulate certain reproductive hormones.”
In other words, melatonin’s key function is to entrain us directly to the diurnal cycle of the Earth. The pineal gland performs the physical task of bringing our bodily functions into harmony with the 24 hour cycle of our Planetary Animal Mother.
It does this by stopping the secretion of gonadatrophins in the pituitary gland. Gonadotrophins are hormones that regulate growth, sexual development and reproduction in both men and women. Much of our daytime energy goes into these activities, but it’s not needed at night when we need to recover and repair.
Human pineal glands are calibrated to release melatonin primarily according to the circadian or diurnal, rhythm, so we can breed at anytime throughout the year. In other mammals, their pineal glands work in harmony with seasonal cycles as well, to give them the best chance for survival of their young. When you consider the breeding cycles of temperate climate mammals you can see how Gaia-Sophia co-ordinates breeding seasons amongst different species, in order to manage food and resources. For example, sheep, goats and deer are short-day breeders and horses are long-day breeders. Melatonin also regulates hibernation cycles for animals where there is no food for them in winter. Interestingly, human birth rates are higher in the long summers in the far north of Finland, so perhaps we are more seasonally calibrated than we realise. It is clear that the pineal gland doesn’t just control our circadian cycle, it entrains us to the cycles of Mother Earth.
Is that just for survival? Or is there more to it than that?
According to the Hindu tradition, when the pineal and pituitary glands vibrate in harmony the 3rd eye, 6th chakra or Ajna chakra opens. This has long been associated with psychic awareness, intuition and the ‘eye of the soul’. The pineal gland is even light sensitive. Although it is situated in the geometric centre of the skull, where no light enters, it has retinal tissue composed of rods and cones (photoreceptors) inside its interior lining, just like the eye. It is even connected directly to the visual cortex in the brain.
The gland itself, although no bigger than a pea, is shaped like a pine cone and draws its name from “pinea”, Latin for “pinecone”. And just why is there a huge bronze pine cone statue from ancient Rome, flanked by two peacocks, sitting in a courtyard of the Vatican? (Peacocks are the alchemical code for psychic awareness.) ‘Spiritual’ means religious to many, people, but if we swap “spiritual’ for ‘transpersonal’, we get closer to something more useful. An open ‘third eye’ enables us to ‘see’ more of reality all around us and to communicate telepathically with each other and other animals.
Our pineal glands help us participate in the lucid dreaming of the Goddess. Pineal regeneration is something we can do to help us co-evolve our experience beyond the limits of personal identity, with the Earth and all Her life forms. This is the point where ancient traditions and modern life meet. The ‘opening of the third eye’ is not a reference to a mystical state that can only be achieved in meditation; it is the state of consciousness that can be reached and maintained when a healthy pineal and pituitary gland are resonating at the same frequency. This is our optimal state of consciousness, which enables us to access psychic faculties, such as telepathy and remote viewing. We all possess these faculties, but in most of us they are dormant through lack of use.
In springtime, the energy of Beltane is about regeneration and renewal, as well as love, sexuality and prosperity. It is the key time in the year for pineal regeneration because the pine trees release their pollen at this time. There isn’t much information available about pine pollen and the pineal gland specifically, but there are numerous other benefits.
Pine pollen is a superfood for all the plants and animals at this time of year. As an androgenic adaptogen it is a supreme tonic medicine which targets all areas of stress or imbalance in the body. It is the most the most potent plant source of testosterone known. Many of us, men and women, are hormonally imbalanced due to excessive estrogen in our system from environmental xenoestrogens, synthetic estrogens and phthalates that inhibit natural testosterone production. Pine Pollen has the potential to increase immune and endocrine function, reduce sensitivity to pain, lower cholesterol, stimulate liver regeneration; it is an anti-inflammatory, anti-arthritic, and anti-tumour. It provides us with more vitality and long-term use helps slow down the aging process – all of which help bring the pituitary and pineal glands into vibrational harmony.
There are three phases or pineal regeneration, or pineal hygiene if you prefer:
Clearing is in two stages: Elimination and Detoxification. Eliminate fluoride, chlorine and mercury containing foods as much as possible. These are the biggest causes of calcification, as the pineal gland sits outside the blood-brain barrier and attracts these substances, especially fluoride, like a magnet.
Detoxification is a multi-level process. On the physical level we need to focus on diet, whole foods, vegetarian as much as possible because most meat has been poisoned with drugs and stress hormones. There are many herbs and plants that help detoxify the body and the pineal gland in particular and I’ll be focusing on these later – local is always better, especially if you can work with Gaia to grow your own. Mindfulness meditation helps improve awareness, as we need to be aware of your thought processes in order to change them . ‘Spiritual’ detoxification focuses on identifying belief systems, dogma and mind-control programmes that prevent us from being present to our life experience as it unfolds.
It is especially important to reduce light and electromagnetic pollution. The pineal gland needs darkness and no electromagnetic interference in order to produce melatonin. It is a simple matter of pineal hygiene to switch off routers and mobile phones and do not sleep with any electronic devices close to your head.
The Activation stage continues the Detoxification process. Chanting is wonderfully energising and liberating and helps harmonise the vibration between the pituitary and the pineal glands. Sun-gazing at dawn and sunset for even just a few seconds, when the changes in solar radiation have the greatest effect on the pineal gland is also effective. Activation meditation focuses on raising the kundalini. In alchemical terms this is the distillation process in which the ego is surrendered to the guiding power of Mother Earth. This isn’t something you can force and many kundalini experiences are probably only imagined.
The pineal gland needs Exercise, just as if you are learning a new sport or how to play a musical instrument. Try practising telepathy, remote viewing and animal communication with a friend or partner. You’ll be amazed at what is possible.