Lucid Dreaming with Gaia

I’m a lucid dreamer and have been for most of my life. I used to have terrible nightmares, as a child. Eventually, I learned how to wake myself up out of the nightmare and then I thought: if I could wake myself up from the dreaming state, what could I do in the dreaming state? That question kicked-off a process of experimentation and refinement that is still ongoing. I use the dreaming state to learn beyond what is possible for me in ordinary consciousness and I’m guided by the Sophianic Narrative, which has had a huge impact on my lucid dreaming investigations. The information I have retrieved has ranged from names of healing plants for specific conditions, innovative solutions to problems, insights into the operations of the natural world, to precognitive dreams of events that have subsequently occurred.

I’m not aiming to prove anything, or map reality, or define consciousness or any such intellectual pursuit in this post. I consider lucid dreaming to be a useful adjunct to telestic practice and something that anyone can do, as everyone dreams and it doesn’t need a group or any special equipment! I know that I’m just at the very beginning of discovering what is possible through lucid dreaming and I’d like to encourage others to develop the practice as there are some very useful skills to be learned.

What is a lucid dream?

My definition of a lucid dream has changed since the onset of Correction in March 2014. Before then I accepted the consensus definition, that a lucid dream is one in which the dreamer is aware that he or she is dreaming. Now, I find that definition to be incomplete. I define a lucid dream as a dream in which you know you are dreaming AND you have the capacity to act in the dream environment AND you are able to bring something valuable and verifiable back into ordinary consciousness.

There are three functional components of a lucid dream as I define it:

1. Awareness of the source of the dream, the oneiric factor;

2. The self-awareness and character of the human dreamer;

3. The ability to recall the dream.

Lucidity is not a continuum. You either have it, or you don’t. No one is ever nearly lucid, or partially lucid. When you come into lucidity, whether in ordinary consciousness or dreaming it is sudden, switched on like a light-bulb and it can leave you, just as quickly. However, the self-awareness of the human animal, the dreamer, who is the instrument of lucidity does vary and could be considered to exist on a continuum from not self-aware at all to fully self aware and self-directed. All animals dream and even the most ego-identified individual with a maladjusted personality dreams, but they do not have lucid dreams. Can a fake persona be lucid in ordinary consciousness? I don’t think so. If you can’t be lucid in waking life, it is extremely unlikely that you would be lucid in a dream and, conversely, if you had lucid dreams, you would also become lucid in everyday life.

I have been studying my lucid dreams since October 2003. The frequency, intensity and quality of the content received a considerable boost after we moved here in May 2013 and I became aware of the Sophianic Narrative and John Lash’s work. The second boost came after the onset of Correction in March 2014. I am now able to direct certain aspects of the dreams, including the subject matter I want to explore and I can go back to previous dreams for further investigation. I am of the view that lucid dreams are one of the channels that the living planet uses to reach into the human mind and that they are also a channel for communicating with other human animals.

The Lucid Dream of the Planetary Mind

Cultivating lucidity when you are awake makes it easier for you to be lucid in your dreams. You instantly recognize the tone, clarity and coherence of lucid expression, but do you ever stop to think about its origins? The root of the word ‘lucid’ is the latin ‘lucidus’, which means bright, or shine, which comes from the root ‘lux’ which means light. A lucid explanation (or perhaps a ‘splaination’ see:  John Lash: How the Film Lucy(2014) Predicts the Mandela Effect) is literary light. But what is this light and where does it come from?

Some of you reading this will know the answer to that question. There are many ways of answering that question and all the answers bring you back to the source of life for all living creatures on this planet, the earth itself. None of us can live anywhere else, no matter what we choose to believe. Anyone serious about lucid dreaming needs to consider this proposition: the totality of experience on earth is oneiric, because everything is occurring within the dreaming power of the super-organism that is the planet.

“The onieric factor, lucid dreaming: The planetary entelechy awakens in a dream, not from a dream. The concept of dreaming parallels the Dreamtime of Aboriginal myth, as well as dreaming gods like Vishnu. “Dreaming” or is an emanationist metaphor: it describes a world sustained by divine imagination immanently and concurrently in real time, not a world created once and for all like a pot thrown by a potter. In this case, the imaginative power to sustain the world-dream belongs to the Aeon or Divinity Gaia-Sophia-Vidya, who also inhabits the world she emanates.”

John Lash, The Future of Rapture II https://www.metahistory.org/tantra/base/FutureRapture2.php

The dream world is often dismissed as unreal, just your imagination, which is a mistake. The dreamworld is simply the unknown, the Nagual, the matrix of divine imagination, but it is not a land of anything goes, there are rules to be discovered and observed. In fact, you are already an expert in navigating the Nagual, you just don’t know it because you fool yourself into thinking that you know things that you don’t. Do you know how your brain works, or your digestive system? How your car works, or the operations of the device on which you are reading this? Probably not. But you follow a specific process in order to drive you car, you adhere to the highway code and you know that there are things you can and can’t eat etc. There are also rules in the dream world, which need to be followed if you want to make your dreaming fruitful.

When you are in the unknown, you need a guiding principle to manage your fears, because the human imagination has been programmed from birth to be hyper-sensitive to fear, both real and false. You can’t go wrong if you rely on the alchemical rule, whether in ordinary or non-ordinary consciousness:

“In all thine operations, let the Work be guided by nature, according to the slow progression of metals in the bowels of the Earth. And in thine efforts, be guided in all ways by the true and not the fantastic imagination.”

Theatrum Rosarium

 

So how, pray tell, do you know the difference between the true and the fantastic imagination? Simple. If what you imagine integrates with the imagination of the earth, it is true; if it does not, it is fantastic, delusional. Remember that you are as a living, embodied creature a character in divine imagination, manifested through the materializing dream of Sophia. As I wrote in Not in His Image,

 

The Goddess dreamed humanity out of the cosmic plenitude, the Pleroma, and plunged from the cosmic center, turning herself into the very world where we could become what she imagines. Owing to her presence in this world divinity can blossom in human spores, the pollen of the flowering Godhead. The optimal human future is dreaming Sophia.

 

Or you could as well say, dreaming with Sophia. But what is dreaming to an Aeon is a vivid act of superconscious and sensuous attention for a human being. It is the highest state of conscious attention a human can achieve, dreaming while awake. To put it otherwise, it is fully awakened participation in the lucid dream of the planetary animal mother.”

https://www.metahistory.org/GAIA%20SOPHIA/mythos/PostCorrection.php

Dreaming lucidly while you sleep is preparation for lucid dreaming while you are awake.

If you want to undertake any worthwhile experiments in lucid dreaming you need first to recognize the oneiric nature of reality and secondly, whose dream is it that you are attempting to wake into? Hasn’t it ever struck you as glaringly odd, how people can talk about the consciousness of plants, animals, water, collective consciousness, collective unconsciousness, the universe etc., but they never mention the consciousness of the planet? Any forays into lucid dreaming without recognition of the source of lucidity are sterile fruitless non-starters, like looking for the meaning in chicken scratchings on a frozen pond.

Who do you think you are?

Is it possible to locate yourself in the dream world if you do not know who you are?

Have you ever asked some one: who do you think you are? I’ve been asked that many times, often quite disdainfully and sometimes with the delightful addition: who on earth do you think you are? Maybe that mantra I heard so often as a child did me some good, prompting me to find an answer. How I answer that question today is: I am a human animal and the luminous child of the Anthropos. These two components describe the biological and biographical aspects of my existence as succinctly as possible and anything else I go onto say about myself is a pretense. Self-awareness is critical to lucid dreaming.

It is essential to recognize yourself as an animal (even if you do nothing else) in order to ground yourself in the field of dreams, so you don’t get lost and this initial grounding happens through your animal instincts. Humans are exceptional animals in that we have been endowed with the faculty of imagination, which enables us to pretend, role play and try things out. However, imagination untethered to instinct is dangerous and destructive – the fantastic imagination. Ordinary consciousness is for the most part a trance-like state. You go about your daily life without giving much attention to what is going on around you, or inside you. The mirroring attention operates the instinctual behaviours of all living creatures so that you can do this. As a human animal, exceptional creature that you are reading this right now, you can interrupt the mirroring attention. You have the capacity to act in a way that is counter-instinctive because of your unique endowment and your large pre-frontal cortex, as compared to other animals. The Aeons designed this faculty so that humans could self-direct their lives towards ever greater pleasure in the expression of their creative genius potential and that makes the experiment more interesting for them. However, this ability to interrupt the third attention has been exploited by archontic hybrids and human predatory parasites to keep humanity in such a state of trauma, diachronic amnesia and ignorance, that most do not know who they are or what they are capable of.

The faculty of the Biographical Self enables you to use your imagination to direct the story-line of your own life, to build your character and define the role you want to play in the dream of the planetary mind, through experience, spontaneous self-expression and intention. This faculty has been subverted into ego-identity, which is now breaking down as the Planetary Animal Mother spices up the mix in the third attention – you see evidence of the breakdown in the mass psychosis of fear-based projection and identity politics erupting everywhere. For some human animals this will be a breakthrough. Modern society is an archontic construct and the ego is a false self, the fictional character created by society programmed to operate within that society to maintain it – it is not what you have created for yourself or who you are destined to be. Osho describes this well:

“The society creates an ego because the ego can be controlled and manipulated. The self can never be controlled or manipulated. Nobody has ever heard of the society controlling a self – not possible.”

Ego: The False Center, Osho

http://theunboundedspirit.com/ego-the-false-center/

Unfortunately, most eastern mysticism and it’s new age spin-offs have been corrupted and peddle the notion that the solution is in the dissolution of the ego, when it is only a partial solution unless you create something to replace the ego society created for you. There is no automatically conferred higher self; it is all potential, for you to work with. You cannot escape the narrative thread of your own personal experience and the story you tell yourself about your life, because this is a natural instinct. The whole fabric of the universe is made from the narrative threads of many lives, some like yours, others not so much. You can make choices and take action to make your story great, but only if you follow the rules of your animal nature and if you adhere to a supreme guiding narrative to keep you on track.

The false narratives of the Abrahamic religions and their psychological offshoots keep lucid dreamers stuck in a self-referential spin-cycle from which they cannot escape, because the parameters of the reality they believe in have been defined by the fantastic imagination operating with evil intent. There seem to be many training tools and courses available that claim to teach lucid dreaming and although I have nothing to say on their effectiveness, as I haven’t tried them, I think they could all be considerably improved if they took the oneiric factor into account and had a better definition of the human dreamer.

The notion of ‘recreational lucid dreaming’ looks like a good way of getting anyone who shows any interest or potential in this field stuck in the spin cycle. Here’s an example:

“A lucid dream creates a mind-blowing alternate reality where you can fly over breathtaking scenery, teleport to the edge of the universe, interact with other dream figures, and communicate with your subconscious inner self. The applications of lucid dreaming are limitless and I am going to help you explore that infinite potential. That is my promise.”

From the Art of Lucid Dreaming, by Rebecca Turner

Teleport to the edge of the universe? Or ‘teleporting’ to what you imagine the edge of the universe to be like? This is not a provable concept and a waste of effort for any serious lucid dreamer.

A huge tranche of the material on lucid dreaming offers the possibility of self-discovery, which sounds good on the face of it, but the ‘self’ to be discovered is always the flawed notion of self as defined by society, religion and psychology – the latter of which came to its definitions of the self through the study of psychosis!

This is how you get stuck in that spin cycle:

“Like any teenager, I’d pester this inner advisor—What am I? Who
am I? To these questions I was given two answers and then never
visited the issue again (although the answers rolled around my mind
for decades). In one instance, to my “Who am I?” the inner advisor
responded, “Everything and nothing.” Okay, I thought, any person in
a sense has the potential capabilities of all, but in having them also has
nothing, for time or the fates will sweep it all away. In those words, too,
I sensed a hidden connection between the rich lavishness of Being and
the complete freedom of Nothing. But still not entirely content with be
-ing a place marker between two extremes, I continued to pester myself
and, by extension, the inner advisor with the question of identity until,
one day, an answer came that laid all further questions to rest. “You
are what you let yourself become,” said the inner advisor. That answer
satisfied me completely: The living of life was an allowing of self.”

From Lucid Dreaming: Gateway to the Inner Self, Robert Waggoner

What a fine example of a self-placatory solipsism that is!

Revealingly, further on in his book, Waggoner goes on to describe a lucid dream which goes right to my own definition, yet he does not have the Narrative framework to enable him to realize the true value of what he was being shown.

Years ago, my wife and I joined a seven-day float trip down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. Within a day or two of being constantly in nature and totally out of touch with the world of work, meetings, phone calls, and national news, we felt ourselves readjust mentally and emotionally. Surrounded by nature, we be-came inwardly more natural, more alive, and more aware in each moment.

On the trip, I noticed that I had particularly interesting dreams and became lucid on two successive nights as I lay asleep outside on a tarp under the brilliant stars and moon. It felt good to be free of routine concerns and return to nature’s simple rhythms. On the fourth day in the Grand Canyon, the August sun blazed deep into the cliffs as our raft pulled to the rocky shore near Havasu Canyon—home of the famous, beautiful spring-fed waterfall and luscious, milky-blue creek waters. As we disembarked to explore, our guides told us to follow the trail across the rocks and up above the steep embankment alongside the creek for about a mile, and then the trail would drop down to the silky blue canyon water.

Watching our group scramble along the rock and wisp of a trail, I looked back to see my wife helping a woman, the oldest person in the group, negotiate the easiest route. There was no sense of hurry now. I hung back and helped my wife and the woman at various rocky points. Up ahead, the rest of the boat made quick progress along the trail. Eventually, and with some effort, we helped the woman down the steep embankment of loose gravel and dirt to a quiet place in the creek where she could soak. “Aaahhh,” I murmured as we started to cross the swift, cool waters of the creek; this silky water has some mineral in it, which made for its smooth feel and soft white stone formations underwater. Finding a spot, we eased ourselves into the delicious coolness. I relaxed and closed my eyes. This was heaven in the August sun; I literally soaked it all in.

A few minutes later, I took a quick glance around. Most everyone had gone farther upstream, to the waterfall, perhaps. My wife and a couple of others relaxed twenty feet away in a quiet pool. I closed my eyes again. Feeling at peace and playful, I mentally said, “So Canyon, what do you have to say to me?” Immediately, I mentally heard a voice clearly state, “Get out while you still can.”
Now that was completely unexpected! I sat up and looked to see if I was hurting something, sitting on a plant or breaking a rock. Everything seemed fine. Still, I couldn’t deny that I had clearly heard something suggest otherwise. I closed my eyes again, feeling assured that I was not hurting the canyon. More relaxed now, I decided to ask one more time, “So Canyon, what do you have to say to me?” This time it sounded even more urgent, “Get out while you still can!” Hearing those words a second time, I knew something was really wrong. I still didn’t know what, but the canyon knew. Pulling myself out of the water, I called to my wife, “We have to go.” Lazily, she asked why. “I don’t know,” I said, “but something’s wrong.”

Moments later, I looked to the sky and there, beyond the west canyon wall, I could see the dark front edge of a massive thunderhead coming into view. “Look over there,” I pointed, “it’s a thunderstorm headed this way. There’s going to be a flash flood.” My wife’s first concern was the elderly woman. “We’ve got to get her out of here,” she said. We roused the others from their quiet relaxation in the stream and told them of the approaching storm. Together, we helped the elderly woman up the steep embankment and onto the trail above the creek bank. By then, the crew from the boat appeared, running up the trail, yelling, “Get out! Get back to the boat! A storm’s coming. Hurry!  Everyone made it back to the boat just as the heavens opened up with a thunderous downpour. As we pushed off into the river looking for a ledge to moor beneath and escape the torrent of rain, I thanked the canyon for letting us get out “while we still could,”knowing that in moments a flash flood would be racing through Havasu Canyon.

As I lay in the cool waters of Havasu Creek and playfully asked the canyon a question, I did so because I had taken seriously the idea announced to me in a lucid dream—that everything is sacred, conscious, and alive. I had come to believe that we all exist within an aware universe. Each item and each space is conscious and alive.”

The Gnostic seers of the ancient world founded the Pagan Mysteries to teach humanity “who we are, what we have become, whence we have come, where we have been thrown, where we are going, how we are redeemed, what is birth, what is rebirth.” Their unique cosmology describes the origins of humanity within the creation myth of the earth, as a guiding narrative based on astronomical facts. The Fallen Goddess Scenario, as constructed by John Lash from the fragmentary shreds of the Nag Hammadi is not something to be taken on as a belief system. It operates as a guidance system within your mind. You read it, let it wash over you, formulate your questions and go back to the Narrative to find the answers. There will always be more questions and you can never find all the answers, but the process of enquiring into the mystery of life strengthens the bonds with life and is regenerative for the enquirer. Lucid dreaming from this perspective is richer and far more rewarding than anything that can be derived from an imagination birthed in the stagnant pool of the mainstream narrative.

Proof of Lucidity

This is a lucid dream I had shortly after the start of Correction, in 2014. I’m including it here as proof of the points I’m making and as a pointer towards dream interpretation within this framework.

I found myself in this dream standing on the side of a hill, overlooking a flat plain on which two armies were aligned ready for battle. The air crackled with tension and the rustling and shuffling of anticipation. There were banners held high and the army I was with was predominantly blue. Standing next to me on my right side was my husband and on my left my friend Dav, a Sikh who lives in England. We all had swords in both hands.

In the next scene we are down in the thick of it, fighting for our lives. Except there was something terribly wrong with the enemy we were fighting, as they were not fighting back. They were just sitting their docile, smiling with vacant eyes and continuously eating. As we slashed at them and an arm fell to the ground they, picked it up with the other hand and started eating it. Stretched miles back across the plain I could see them eating the ground, eating all the vegetation, mindlessly just stuffing everything in their mouths. It was horrible.

I knew I was dreaming and that I didn’t want to be killing the enemy in this dream, they did not seem to be an enemy, they felt like my brothers and sisters and they were sick, and I could feel myself falling back. Dean saw me fall back and shouted, “Don’t think about it, just keep fighting. You have to kill them. It is a mercy killing. They are infected.” But I didn’t want to do that. I thought: this is not what I’m here for. I could feel myself falling and hear Dean’s voice calling and I knew it was certain death to let go. Even though I knew I was in a dream I could feel the pull on the fibres connecting me to Dean, but because I knew it was a dream I could surrender to death.

There is a specific level of engagement necessary for a lucid dream. It is engaged and involved, focused enough to make decisions and take actions, but it is more detached than in the waking world. Emotional engagement lives in the physical body and so a lucid dream allows you to experiment with situations safely and to learn more quickly than is possible in the waking state, where the mass and processes of physical bodies dictate the pace and intensity of what you can stand. I’ve died many times in lucid dreams. In the early days, I would wake myself up at that moment, trembling in a state of fear and shock. Now, I surrender to it and either fall into a deeper sleep or something significant happens in the dream.

In this dream the ground suddenly split open in front of us and a wall of fire and ash exploded from the chasm, as if the side of a volcano had split open. The fire burned all the ‘enemy’ to ash. It burned us too. As we stood there, side by side, I held up my hands in front of me and watched the flesh burn off my bones and my bones blacken, then glow red and finally blow away as white ash in the wind. I turned and saw the same thing happen to Dean and Dav and yet we were all still there after our flesh and bones were gone and glowing in our pure luminosity. United, without words, we stepped into the fire and came through the other side where the world was calm and beautiful and peaceful, with no sign of the battle that had raged.

I knew this was what I call a significant dream. So the next day I phoned Dav to tell him about it. This has been my practice for the last 14 years. Whenever I have a dream with some one I know in it, I tell them about it, no matter what the content of the dream. This has become a rich source of intel over the years. Dave thanked me and said that was significant to him as there was something going on in his life that it pertained to, and we left it at that.

One week later, Dav phoned me from the hospital. The day before he and his sons had been attacked in their temple by men with swords. The issue that Dav had referenced when I had called him was regarding the refurbishment of the temple. Dav was the treasurer of the refurbishment committee and he had requested that the plan included a room for meditation. Other members of the committee had objected on the basis that meditation was Buddhist and that the temple was for the worship of God. Dav had asked them to explain where in the Sikh scripture God was ever mentioned and an argument broke out. The men who attacked him and his sons were known to him, his brothers as it were. They attacked and demanded that Dav handed over the refurbishment accounts to them. He told me that at the very moment he was about to draw his sword and fight back he remembered my dream and it came to him in a flash that the real battle was fundamentalism against the free mind. So instead of drawing his sword and he stood and faced up to his attackers and said: you will have to kill me then, because the account is not mine to give. They hit him and ran away and neither he nor his sons were seriously injured.

I’ve pondered on this dream for several years and it was the precognitive element that I found hardest to explain. Through my practice of Planetary Tantra and adherence to the Sophianic way of life I’ve learned that there there are rules of engagement that the Aeonic Mother must follow in Her dream (or experiment) just as there are for humans, just as described by the Hermetic Principle: as above, so below. According to the Aeonic rules, She can’t engage directly in the activities of the social realm, or else what would be the point of the experiment, from the Aeonic perspective? However, She is always inviting you to interact with Her, for the sheer pleasure of it. In so doing you recognize that there are themes and patterns that She is offering to you to pick up and run and share with others. One of these themes is the false god narrative that infects people’s minds, demanding worship and submission. That theme is always in the back of my mind and I tuned into that theme in the Nagual and it so happened that Dav was onto it too, so I was able to find him in my dream, which is also Her dream. In telling him about the dream I gave him the opportunity to co-create an experience with the Goddess, that enabled him to live up to his warrior pretenses and bring attention to the religious infection that many people suffer from, and he took it.

A precognitive dream is only seen as precognitive in retrospect, after the event it foretold occurred. This is focusing on the effect rather than the cause and makes this kind of lucid dream seem more mysterious than it actually is and denies the factor of self-determination. The simple fact is that anyone can discover the themes that are important to the Aeonic Mother if they pay attention. They see those themes popping up everywhere in everyday life and have the opportunity to act, or not. It happens to everyone in Planetary Tantra. Lucidity happens because you are an open conduit for the planetary intelligence, which you then express uniquely according to your own life experience and character. One source of lucidity, many expressions of it. It doesn’t matter whether lucidity comes to you sleeping or waking, what matters is that you share it because her power comes through to the human domain even in the mere telling of it.

Cultivating Lucidity

Lucidity comes as an act of grace and, although you can prepare for it, you can never guarantee when or if it will come to you. You prepare in every moment of your waking life. I’ve already mentioned the Sophianic Narrative as a framework for cultivating lucidity and Planetary Tantra as a way of getting to know the themes and moods of the dreaming of the earth. When it comes down to how to prepare, it’s really just about spontaneous self-expression and action. Those thoughts that come to you and make you grimace, they need to be said. When the idea comes to go out for a walk, even though it’s raining, do it. Because you never know what the outcome might be and the more you hold back the more dense you become and the harder it will be to be lucid. You were born to be lucid, it’s not about having a lot of clever ideas, it’s about letting go and letting flow – and honing your character in the process.

I find if helpful to remind myself often throughout the day that every experience on this planet is happening within the lucid dream of the planetary mind as, especially when I get wrapped up in things that I really don’t want to be giving my attention to. Correction is underway in the social domain and that creates turbulence and problems to resolve. It’s not possible to be lucid when in a predominantly Beta brain wave state, either asleep or awake. Beta brainwaves correlate to alertness and focused concentration, when occurring naturally and with normal hormonal activity in relatively short bursts. Too much beta correlates to stress, anxiety and the fight-flight syndrome. Episodic stress is natural and useful when correctly managed, chronic stress is the enemy of lucidity. Every lucid dreamer has to find a way to manage their stresses and not get pulled off track by the fantastic imagination. Working in the garden works for me. A combination of well-balanced physical and mental activity is a good foundation for lucidity.

Certain types of meditation can be useful as a way of relaxing and showing you where you put your attention. Body scanning and simple breathing are good. Listening to the rain, or the sound of running water, or crickets are excellent. Anything that involves visualization is deadly and takes you straight into the fantastic imagination spin cycle.

My lucid dreaming became more frequent and easier to direct when we moved here, as we live in a fairly remote area, in a natural home, without neighbours or electrical interference. We haven’t had a TV for years and we switch off the internet at night. We have minimal electricity in the bedroom and no wiring near the bed. As our bedroom is above the store room in which we have a freezer, we have put shielding under the floor to stop the interference. This might sound excessive, but electrical and wifi signals entrain your brain to their frequencies and make it much more difficult to shift into the high frequency Gamma brain waves that correlate to the lucid dreaming state. I think that electrical, wifi and mobile interference is probably the main impediment to lucid dreaming for most people.

I have three dream spaces that I’ve created over the past few years. I recreate these spaces in my mind as I nod off to sleep. Sometimes I find myself lucid in these spaces, but not always. One of the spaces is a moonlit beach, a monochrome setting, and I just walk along the beach on a warm night and feel the sand between my toes in the cool water. I go to this place when I feel a bit stressed and I want to relax. The second place is a cave. This is also a night setting and the cave is on the side of a cliff, with a ledge outside and I have a fire on the ledge and I sit there and look at the sky and across the valley. This is when I have a specific subject I’m focused on. I will have focused on that subject intensely with the first attention and I need to stop thinking so I can get to sleep, but still retrieve the subject in the dream world. The cave is the place for that. My third dream setting is the garden. I go there when I have several subjects on the go, that seem to want to come together, but I can’t figure out how. So I wander through the garden as I fall asleep and very often I meet some one in the garden, or find a path or doorway that leads me to something useful. The purpose of these spaces is to train my mind through habit to go into the lucid state more easily. In the early days of my lucid dreaming, I read somewhere that imagining an empty white space was useful, but I didn’t find that to be the case.

I aim to direct my lucid dreams, as according to telestic practice:

From Greek telos, “aim, purpose, goal.” Related to the designation used among ancient seers and teachers in the Pagan Mysteries, the telestai, “those who are aimed.”

John Lash Telestics 101 https://www.metahistory.org/Telestics/telestics%20surropredation.php

This is not the same as controlling the dream. In a lucid dream the dreamer can control where he/she directs his attention and his actions. You can put a lot of effort into shaping the dreamscape if you like, but this is just an exercise for your mind. You will not learn anything from it. Remember whose dream you are in, who you are dreaming with.

I intend to dream on a subject that is important to me. This usually emerges at the beginning of the lunar shift and often it will be a continuation of previous themes and subjects that I’ve been working on. Sometimes something personal comes up in between, like a health issue or a problem and I’ll work on that. Your brain will prioritize anything that relates to your personal health and safety, so you need to work with those issues first.  There are no rewards for finding solutions to any ‘important social issues’, it is all subjective, upfront and personal. I am hopeless at any of those exercises that ask you to see yourself walking to the end of the bed, or fly to the ceiling and watch yourself sleeping etc; I can’t do anything in any state of consciousness that I find completely pointless and I demand useful evidence all the time.

Lucid dreaming and the fibonacci sequence

Since I started practicing Planetary Tantra, I’ve observed that lucid dreaming correlates to the fibonacci sequence as it generates through the lunar shift and the throughout each night. That means that I’m more likely to have lucid dreams on the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 8th, 13th and 21st nights of each lunar month. The same theme usually continues through the month and becomes stronger as the month progresses. (How to follow the lunar shift in Planetary Tantra here.)

I rarely have lucid dreams on the full moon, as I don’t usually sleep well or deeply on full moon nights. Lunar apogees tend to be more fruitful than perigees.

Throughout the night, my lucid dreaming also follows the fibonacci sequence, generally falling with in the 1st, 3rd, 5th and 8th hour after falling asleep. The intensity of the lucid dreams increase through the night. I found an interesting correspondence to this in this chart on the stages of sleep.

Stages of Sleep Source: http://www.world-of-lucid-dreaming.com/the-stages-of-sleep.html

 

I don’t seem to have a 6th hour lucid dreaming cycle – maybe that’s because I tend to get woken up by the dogs then! Lucid dreaming that occurs immediately after falling asleep is easily confused with hypnagogic hallucinations, which is brain generated.

Recalling your lucid dreams

I don’t keep a dream diary and never have done, but it does help to tell your lucid dream to some one. This also helps to keep you on track with directing your lucid dreams to a useful purpose, as no one wants to hear anyone babbling on about angels in the sky or dream characters that don’t have anything to say – come back with something interesting and useful and then people want to know more.

The one practice that I find enormously useful in dream recall is to not move any part of my body in bed until I have recounted the dream to myself in my head as though I were telling it to some one else. I think that any movement, no matter how small, engages the proprioceptive senses and brings you back into your body and if you don’t ‘fix’ the dream in your short-term memory before then, it’s gone.

The ability to remember your lucid dreams improves naturally over time. Lucidity itself enhances all of your cognitive functions.

When you become lucid, it is because you are snapped out of the trauma induced en-trancement that passes for ordinary consciousness into the lucid dream of the planetary mind. And where is the proof for that statement, you might ask? The proof does not come from anything I, or anyone else can say to you. The proof you want and need comes after you decide to engage with the mind of the planet (that is your mind too) and set up your own experiments to test the hypothesis – your experience is unique, subjective and irreplaceable.

A Dose of Vitriol

Vitriol

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.

Green Lion Devouring the Sun
Green Lion Devouring the Sun
Location of human kidneys
Location of human kidneys

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.
  • Protects nerve tissue – synthesizes neurotransmitters, improves memory and dampens excessive firing.
  • 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.”

From the Sulfur Study

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.”

https://www.fginsight.com/news/soil-sulphur-levels-continue-to-fall-10345

Alchemical Sulphur

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

= VITRIOL

VISIT THE CENTRE OF THE EARTH AND THERE BY PURIFICATION YOU WILL DISCOVER THE OCCULT STONE

VITRIOL
VITRIOL

“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, sulphur helps 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.

Princess Nikita
Princess Nikita

 

Post script: I have more to add regarding the kidney-vitriol connection, which will be covered in another post.

 

Notes on the Telestic Method, Selection and the Command Syntax

The telestic method

The telestic method of investigation, also called “instruction by the Light” is a reconstruction of the practice used by the Gnostic seers of the ancient mystery schools of Europe. It is the only method known on the planet that has delivered verifiable evidence of interactivity with the planet, so far. I am using the method to find solutions to real practical problems, such as eradicating the archontic infection, and to learn about the true nature of reality so as to participate more deeply in the processes of life on this planet. The method is not a secret and anyone can try it, although not everyone will be successful.

The word “gnosis” is usually used in reference to some sort of special knowledge, that is considered to be “spiritual”, esoteric and concerned with matters beyond everyday existence. I think of it as “direct knowledge”, meaning knowledge received directly, without any intermediary, from the local source of life on this planet, the earth. “The Light” is the Organic Light (OL), the radiant luminosity that animates all life because it is the naked body of the indwelling divinity of the earth. This is not a belief, but a direct experience of  the telestic method.

This summer we held two Planetary Vision Quest Retreats, the unique rite of passage particular to Planetary Tantra, for the “new aboriginals of the 21st century”. There were eighteen participants in total, most were familiar with John Lash’s work. In both retreats several participants encountered the OL for the first time. We enjoyed moments of great beauty. Here are the words from one neophyte, who at 76 years old still retained the stance of a warrior and the innocence of a child:

I came to your place in pure innocence and curiosity and couldn’t in my wildest fantasy imagine what would happen.

It was the most beautiful and fulfilling experience in my entire life. Now I don’t need to believe anymore – I KNOW that the Earth Goddess exist here and now and can be called upon.

The entire nature was dancing with wonderful colors and patterns before my very eyes and waving for me to take part in Gaia’s dance.

I was not really aware of the moon at first but when I began concentrating on the moon, I saw Her and she is indeed “flirtatious”.

The meeting with her was very intense and real. Her beauty is immense and the challenge is “How much beauty can you take” and I could take quite a lot, but surely not all…”

Hans has since translated the whole of Not in His Image into Swedish, demonstrating the true effect of witnessing the OL, in that it shows up in how you live your life – what you achieve, rather than what you say about yourself.

It is always a fervent desire of all neophytes to encounter the OL, but witnessing the OL cannot be the aim of a telestic session. The purpose of a telestic session is to receive instruction from the Light, which means that participants must have a question prepared and the presence of mind to ask it at the moment they encounter the OL. This is not easy to do first time around. In the age of the mystery schools, neophytes would have undergone a rigourous selection process and have had years to prepare for this moment. We do not have the luxury of such extensive preparation, in this tiny window at the close of the kalpa. Experience has shown that it is a foolhardy expedition even to attempt such preparation in the few days we have together before a telestic session, so we will be changing the structure of future events accordingly. Look out for the Hierophant Programme to be announced in January 2017.

Selection in Correction

Since the onset of Correction, which began in March 2014, it is becoming ever more clear that the Aeonic Mother is calling the shots. Human witnesses can participate in Her Correction on Her terms only. What does this mean?

There is a selection process underway and it is a species level event. There is no doubt that humanity will survive, as all indications are that the Aeon Sophia aims to continue with this experiment and She now has witnesses to Her actions too. However, a mutation of the human species is now underway and a new strain, Anthropos 11 is appearing alongside the pre-existing A10. Although the specific attributes of A11 are still not fully discernible, the failure of A10 is becoming more self-evident by the day. A10 does not appear to be evolving towards the genius level with which it was endowed any time soon, primarily due to the archontic infection and the way it has manifested during this kalpa, (one Aeonic day, or 25,920 years). John’s insight into how this kalpa is coming to an end is very clear and makes perfect sense to anyone of sufficient intellect to understand.  See Director’s Cut. The big question for each of us is: how does this play out at an individual level? Now, you want to ask: what’s in it for me? That’s a perfectly valid question, but from now on, in order to stay in the game, you must also ask: what’s in it for the species. A11 consciously operates at both personal and transpersonal levels with simultaneity.

Regarding the initial conditions for selection, are you an individual? The billions of people on this planet who respond with Pavlovian predictability to the dictates of their chosen tribal leaders are not individuals. They play-out to the end of the mainstream movie and then what? Oblivion beckons. Who cares? If you consider yourself to be an individual and act as an individual AND with regard to the contribution you are making to the species, there are still further competencies needed in order to be selected into A11. These conditions are still coming into focus. So far, I can say that you need to be sane and rational, you must have a critical level of intelligence, you must appreciate beauty, your pleasure drives must be intact and you certainly can’t be biophobic. You need to be in good health too, as the transmutation process takes a lot of energy.

Beyond this, there is still another level of selection, whereby after having met the selection criteria set by the Aeonic Mother (whatever they might be) you still have to select yourself in – voluntary self-selection. This seems to be based on your impeccability and how you live up to the pretenses you set for yourself. Those of us present at the Sovereign Moment Retreat here in August, witnessed failure of self-selection for one individual. I had known this young man, we’ll call him ‘S’, for two years and he had presented himself as a dedicated student; he could be funny and seemingly insightful on occasion, but it turned out that he was pretending to be a warrior and his pretending showed up catastrophically in the session. S could not control himself and became hysterical, luckily doing no harm to himself or anyone else. As a species the Anthropos is designed to learn from its mistakes and that often means that we over-extend ourselves and get into hot water, there is nothing wrong with that. However, to learn from a mistake you have to admit the mistake and S failed to do that and went on to make further mistakes, revealing the weak character he tried so hard to hide. Does this prove S is A10, doomed to extinction? I cannot possibly say. My observation is that he did not behave with the excellence or impeccability – arete – of the warrior he claimed to be and therefore, he cannot receive instruction by the Light.

As a contrast, I want to record the most beautiful moment on this retreat, which was when Alex claimed her personal sovereignty. A few of us had the pleasure of seeing how Alex directed PAM’s rage and acted on it with strength, grace and precision. Alex had been battling an illness for a while and in that moment I saw her innate self-healing spring to life.

An addendum to this and coming down to earth with a big, fat bump relates to an experience earlier this year. On this occasion I met a woman who was morbidly obese and had zero personality. This woman claimed to have a multi-millionaire, handsome, yacht-owning boyfriend who wanted to marry her. The obvious question: what on earth does he see in you, was not asked by anyone there, even though we all thought it. Was that kindness? Now that the Maitreya Process is active, I think it is easier to address such sensitive issues as they arise, in the spirit of friendship. The unasked questions, the topics that create tension when they spontaneously arise, these thoughts when expressed in the moment have the power to pierce the thickest armour and release the prisoner trapped inside.

The Command Syntax: interim report

I’ve been working on this since the November 2015 retreat in Andalucia. My command for the Summer Solstice Retreat was: show me the command syntax. In the moment of stabalising the OL I stated the command sub-vocally and Her response was immediate and crystal clear: what do you want me to do? Unfortunately, I wasn’t ready for that and didn’t have an answer.

In preparation for the Sovereign Moment Retreat I studied the following text:

When Pistis saw the impiety of the Lord Archon she was filled with anger. Acting in her invisible form, she spoke in this way: “You are mistaken, blind one — false deity who cannot see. There is an immortal luminous child, the Anthropos, who came into existence before you and who will appear among your spectral forms (plasmata). This luminous child will trample you in scorn just as a potter’s clay is pounded (into a lump). And you will sink away to your proper zone, the abyss (of gravity), along with those who belong to your legion.

“For at the consummation of your work, the entire defect [of Archontic illusion] exposed in the light of truth will be abolished, and will be as if it never had been.”
— On the Origin of the World, 103.15-30

I was groping for the command that would bring this text to fruition, because at that time it was not clear to me what sovereignty was to Her. I went through many variations of killing all the archontic agents and their proxies, but how could the Anthropos recover it’s pride without defeating it’s enemies? And who was going to do it? “The luminous child will trample you in scorn” seemed to be the key. Who is the luminous child and what will cause them to take the requisite action? On the morning of the telestic session, this syntax came to me: show yourself and your method to the Aryan people.

Initially, I considered the term “white people”. However, one of the neophytes at the retreat demonstrated through her actions, that this was not correct. Cheryl does not have white skin, but in her disciplined approach, intellect, beauty and pursuit of excellence, she proved herself to be Aryan. Being Aryan has nothing to do with skin colour. The origin of the term is unknown, except that it was how Indo-Iranian people referred to themselves – Aryan, most likely became Iran. Over time Aryan came to be used in reference to nobility; not the accidental nobility of birth or caste, but nobility of character. Today, just as in ancient times, anyone can designate themselves as Aryan regardless of their skin colour, provided that they live up to the Aryan standard of excellence – arete. Arete is the standard of the luminous child that shines through all those who hold themselves to this standard and when you act in accordance with this standard, in whatever situation you find yourself, the enemies of humanity will be defeated. Correction in the human realm is demonstrated through arete.

So, what is sovereignty to the Aeonic Mother? It means that She now has agency within the human realm.

During the Sovereign Moment from January 9 through August 8, 2016, the planetary animal mother gained agency in the human world. This expression means that she, an Aeonic power from the galactic center now embodied in a planet, has direct access to the way human animals attend to their experiences. Gaining agency is a key factor in accomplishing her Correction which began in March 2014 after a reset process running for three years from March 2011. Indeed, It is the decisive factor.”

http://www.metahistory.org/MaitreyaProcess.php

Sophia demonstrated Her method, Her Agency, with panache and humour, just as we moved into completion of the Bhairavi shift.

This crop circle appeared in Wiltshire, England on the morning of the 27th August. This is a very specific swastika, with the four dots signifying that it represents the earth itself. I am not suggesting for a minute that Sophia did this directly. I am claiming that this is proof of Her Agency, in that She affected other human animals to do it and that this is proof of the command syntax and the telestic method, as witnessed by those who were here.

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The ongoing challenge is to improve the command content and syntax and to fine-tune the process. More on this in a future post.

Planetary Vision Quest Retreats 2016

Planetary Vision Quest Retreats 2016

 “There is a dream dreaming us.”

The Planetary Vision Quest Retreat is the unique rite of passage ritual for the “new aboriginals” of the 21st century. That is the poets, novelists, dancers, musicians, herbalists, body-workers, stone-workers, animal-keepers, artisans and gardeners who live beyond the mainstream and yearn for connection with the origins of life, pre-civilization and pre-religion. There is only one source of life for the creatures of this world and that is the planetary environment in which we live, the earth. Our lives, our trials and triumphs and the stories we tell ourselves and each other about them, cultural achievements and civilizations, as well as the lost stories of our ancestors hidden in myth and folk-lore; none of these things would exist without the dreaming power of the earth and they will all be lost and forgotten too, unless they are grounded in the earth’s own story.

The living earth is the physical body of the Wisdom Goddess, the Aeon Sophia. Many of you reading this will already know Her Story, the Fallen Goddess Scenario and for some of you this will be a new discovery. The call to the wilderness comes through the ‘Dreamtone’ of the Goddess who is dreaming you into being at every moment of your life. If you answer the call and devote yourself to this particular practice of discovery, you will find yourself on an adventure in magical realism that consecrates your entire existence into the divine source of sentient and animal life. The identification of the living planet as the physical incarnation of the Goddess Sophia, is the unique realization of the Gnostic seers who founded the Pagan Mysteries to teach humanity “who we are, what we have become, whence we have come, where we have been thrown, where we are going, how we are redeemed, what is birth, what is rebirth.”

The Planetary Vision Quest Retreat is grounded in the Sophianic Narrative and follows the teachings of the Terma of Gaia Awakening, through the practice of Planetary Tantra. Gnostic scholar, teacher and nagual, John Lamb Lash brought these treasures to the world and the retreat is faithful to his work and the guidelines he has set in all respects. His web site, metahistory.org, offers free access to all his research and the materials that show the provenance of the Planetary Vision Quest. You can also buy his book, Not in His Image from Amazon. It is not necessary for participants to be familiar with his work, but all applicants are required to read the three basic texts listed below BEFORE applying. Planetary Tantra is open to all, but it is not suited to all and you must inform yourself in order to make that decision for yourself. If you read these texts and find yourself hungry for more, that’s a good indication of suitability, but you must also hold within yourself a pre-existing and deep love for the earth and a fervent desire to get to know Her intimately.

The Planetary Vision Quest Retreat 2016 is a week-long adventure in Galicia, northwest Spain, ‘the land of milk and light’. It is a back-to-nature retreat, in a beautiful and wild location, with no towns or villages within walking distance and most activities take place outside. (To find out more about the facilities click here.) The Planetary Vision Quest includes all the elements of the traditional rites of passage, exponentially amplified by the superiority of the guiding myth, the Sophianic Narrative, and the practices that have emerged through living that Narrative – Planetary Tantra is the only spiritual practice in the world dedicated exclusively to the final 200 years of the Kali Yuga. Each participant in the Planetary Vision Quest will return to the world at large with a greater understanding of how to weave the thread of his/her life into the fabric of the universe and how to live on the tantric path of seeking liberation through desire, not from it – a vastly expanded vision and mission. Participation in the Planetary Vision Quest carries the commitment to be an emissary of Planetary Tantra and to propagate the sacred narrative and you will not get the full benefit of the retreat unless you are able to come with this intention.

The crowning feature of the Planetary Vision Quest Retreat is the telestic session, in which initiates will be guided into a state of cognitive ecstasy using shamanic plants, with the intention of witnessing the Organic Light, the naked body of the Wisdom goddess. Instruction by the Light is the trance-learning technique practised by the ancient Gnostics. This is a very specific process that does not include individual journeying or encounters with imaginary beings. There will be extensive preparation and briefings for the telestic session and de-briefing after.

The retreat covers all aspects of Five Element Planetary Tantra:

  1. Performance of the Gaian Tantra Vow
  2. Studies and applications of the Shakti Cluster
  3. Dakini Shifts, the Tantric Zodiac and real sky observation
  4. Cordings
  5. The retelling of the Fallen Goddess Scenario and perhaps The Legend of the Grail

The Planetary Vision Quest Retreat is precisely calibrated for these troubled times. It is built on John Lash’s work of the past forty years, which itself draws on a lineage that is several thousand years old and also, intriguingly, from the future. This is a robust event for those already practising Planetary Tantra, or with a serious interest in discovering it. It might be considered as an introduction to the path of the warrior shaman, although there is no obligation to follow through in that way.

Qualifications and application process: no formal qualifications or experience are required for the Planetary Vision Quest Retreat, except for the fervent desire to connect with the Wisdom Goddess. However, acceptance is by application only, due to the desirability for gender balance and with regard to the dynamics of the group.

Potential applicants are required, at minimum, to read these essays before registering interest:

The Fall of the Wisdom Goddess:  http://www.metahistory.org/GAIA%20SOPHIA/Synopsis9SM.php

The Terma Of Gaia Awakening Synopsis:  http://www.metahistory.org/terma/opepagesynopsis.php

Introducing Planetary Tantra: http://www.metahistory.org/tantra/PTintro.php

After registering interest you will receive a short questionnaire to be submitted as your application. There is a waiting list, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment.

The retreat dates are:

Summer Solstice Retreat:  17-23 June 2016

Applications to be received by: 31 March at latest

 Sovereign Moment Retreat:  2-9 August 2016

Applications to be received by: 30 April at latest

 

Price: €500 pp full board. See Booking for more information and Terms and Conditions.

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The Truth About John Lamb Lash

The Truth About John Lamb Lash

I’ve recently been informed that John Lash, a very dear friend of mine, is currently the target of a nasty and libelous hate campaign, conducted by people that he used to consider friends.   I intend this post to act as a counter-balance to the lies that will circulate forever on the internet, directed towards anyone who values the pursuit of truth. John has not asked me to write this. I’m doing it because it is my natural instinct to defend a friend and because it gives me the opportunity to comment on a few things that are on my mind.

False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil.

PLATO, Phaedo

Let’s start with some facts. I first met John on the 2nd November 2014. That is an indisputable fact; it will not change if John moves to Australia, or if I decide never to see him again. Facts are independently verifiable and static. So I can offer lots of facts about our meeting, where it was, who else was there but you won’t find it that interesting, because you aren’t looking for facts. You are looking for the Truth About John Lash. But what is Truth? Would you recognize it if it didn’t conform to your expectations?

It is curious that there is no universally accepted definition of Truth. Some people take that to mean that Truth does not exist. If you are one of those people, don’t waste your time reading any further as you are already lost. Truth is most often described by what it is not: not error, not deception, not self-contradictory. Truth must be factually correct, but comprises of another quality in addition to the facts. That quality rests in the capacity of the witness to perceive the Truth. In looking for the Truth About John Lash, you are in reality looking for the perceptions of a sane human witness, who is not lying or communicating with deception and whose words other sane human witnesses can corroborate.

That said, the notion that Truth is a noun is itself a deception. Consider the legal oath: “I swear by Almighty God to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.” Yet the words of the witness are not ‘the truth’ until determined to be so by the judge and jury, based on their perceptions of the witness, the circumstances, the verifiable facts and corroborating testimony from other witnesses. Truth functions as a dynamic modality, rather than an inactive noun. As such, it operates through the normal senses, observation etc. and through the mirroring attention of two or more human witnesses who want ‘to truth’.

So, in exploring the Truth About John Lash, I will describe my perceptions based on my interactions with the man and his work, which is grounded in the mirroring function that operates between us. As you read these words, you are making judgments based on your perceptions, which reflects your mirroring function too. In order for a mirror to function properly, it must be clean. We clean the mirroring function by examining our beliefs, biases, habits and behaviours and replacing those that we don’t like anymore. It is a totally subjective process that always delivers clarity, nonetheless. And there is no end to it. It becomes a new habit to be refined and replaced and through this process the mirroring function is honed and sharpened. However, failure to engage in this process means that your mirroring function is distorted by the beliefs, biases, habits and behaviours that were instilled in you by others. What effect do you think this has on your ability to perceive Truth? And what happens when you encounter something or some one that does not conform to your preconceived notions of Truth?

I was not Jew-wise before encountering John’s work and, like many other people growing up in a city had Jewish friends, who were good people. I researched the Holocaust issue before meeting him and saw that the much-touted murder of six million Jews is a total fabrication. You must do this research yourself in order to discover Truth for yourself and no one can do this for you because the whole fabric of our modern society is woven from the holocaust lie and you are entrained into it until you break free. You break free through questioning and research that enable you ‘to Truth’ and the process of ‘truthing’ unlocks your potential, which is suppressed by the lies we live by.

When I decided to meet John, Truth was guiding me to a path that I wasn’t sure I wanted to take. It was uncomfortable. I have Jewish friends. I wasn’t sure I was strong enough to take action against those who are responsible for so much suffering, deliberately inflicted. What about my friends? They are not evil. I wasn’t sure that John had anything useful to offer on the subject of eliminating social evil, let alone whether those solutions lived up to the promise of his other work. I went to visit John to see if he was just blowing smoke, or whether he had anything real to offer me on my path.

The Truth About John Lash is measured in how his words and actions operate within the lives of those with whom he interacts. My life has been enriched through knowing him and his work and I am one of many. Enmeshing my life within The Terma of Gaia Awakening that John uniquely brought to the planet has given me focus within a framework and a modus operandi that enable me to live to the fullness of my potential everyday. This includes facing the evil-doers and finding the strength and means to confront them, without losing sight of the breath-taking Beauty of life. My trepidation has turned to pleasure as I discover how I can direct the Rage of the Planetary Animal Mother through my bond with Her and my place in the Thunderbird Formation of the Kalika War Party. I have made new friends and tested the limits of other friendships – no bad thing!

The critical point for most people is the acceptance of the fact that all of the problems we face in the world today hinge on the issue of the holocaust. One of the individuals active in the hate campaign against John told me in an email exchange that he is “Not going to argue the number of Jews killed by Nazis. It’s John’s rhetoric and the rhetoric of his followers towards the Jews now that bothers me.  Cults need enemies.” What a neat little soft-shoe shuffle with a do-si-do this is. First, refuse to engage in any discussion of the facts, (shuffle-shuffle). Then complain that you don’t like the language that John and ‘his followers’ use to call out the perpetrators of the alleged crime that you refuse to investigate. (One step forward, one step back – is it a lie, is it not a lie? You’ll never know unless you look, will you?) And finally, let’s make John the problem, because he is a cult-leader and needs to create an enemy to justify his position? (Twist around a back to where you started – not going anywhere fast.) Does this look like the reasoning of an individual who is capable of perceiving the Truth about John’s character?

You must search for the Truth and face it, no matter how ugly, in order to hone your mirroring function.

Moving on……..Let’s talk about ‘hate speech’ for a moment. Many people seem to have a problem with John’s so-called hate speech. That is when he talks about hating the self-selected Zionists and their goyim collaborators who have declared their intent to kill off most of us and enslave the rest.  There are three issues here I’d like to address, briefly:

    1. The psychological purpose of hate
    2. The function of hate speech in society
    3. The liberal double standard regarding hate

Hate is a natural emotion that arises when one is confronted by some one who is doing or has done you or your loved ones harm, or is preventing you from doing something you must do. Problems arise when emotions are repressed, not when they are expressed. Repressed emotions weaken the immune system and ultimately lead to the inability to act rationally.

To repress our hatred for oppressors, predators and violators of humanity is to deny us the strength and courage to deal with them. Human animals are innately good, except for the 5-10% of psychopaths, pedophiles and predators. Our goodness prevents us from enacting the ultimate sanction, the taking of a life, against another unless we are driven by personal hatred.

Hate cannot be faked. It is like a compass needle pointing directly to your enemy, so that you can take appropriate action to protect yourself and what you love.

Hate speech in a stable society functions as a safety valve, letting people know that a boundary has been breached. In most cases the expression of hate will only ‘hurt feelings’ and not lead to instability in the community, provided that free speech is allowed for all members of society.

Today, in Europe, we have the situation where non-natives are allowed to express their hate for white European natives, but we are prohibited from expressing our hate for the invaders. As above, it is the repression of the hate denies the community the ability to resolve any problems in their early stages. The self-healing balance of the community is weakened by the repression of the native population and outbursts will become progressively more violent.

The liberal double standard on hate speech means that their ‘hate speech’ against anyone who disagrees with them is acceptable because it is ‘for the greater good,’ because those who disagree with them are expressing hate for the wrong reasons and this is not to be tolerated.  Don’t hate yourselves liberals, you are as flawed as the rest of us!

John expresses his hate and describes hate and its purpose in his own words: to protect what you love. This cannot drive anyone to hate, because hate doesn’t work that way. John is not doing and has never done anything to incite hatred.  However, natural hate arising when one is under attack cannot be repressed, no matter how many laws are passed.  The issue for everyone is to make sure that any hate is directed towards the correct target. Conversely, if you do not have any reason to feel hate in your own life, long may that last. But how can you possibly justify denying others their hate?

Then there is the cult issue. Anyone who bothers to read any of John’s work will see that everything he says is the complete antithesis of any cult. What cult explains the importance of thinking for yourself, following your own desires and has a Terma, not a leader, as the guru?

The Truth About John Lash is that he is a counter-culture genius whose life’s work has been dedicated to recovering the genius potential for humanity to live co-creatively with the in-dwelling Divinity of the Earth. This is no small undertaking and his work is robust and will stand the test of time, long after his petty enemies have drowned in their own bile. I know him to be a man of great integrity. He is generous, courageous, humble, ruthless and totally transparent. His character is absolutely consistent with his work; he walks the talk.

You, gentle reader, must make your own judgment. However, if you really want to discover The Truth About John Lash, look for it in his work and what that inspires in you. If you are a rational human animal who is able to appreciate Beauty you will discover the Truth for yourself.