margonaut blog archive (2004-2014)

30May/095

brainpaint!

The video below shows a visual representation of brainwaves created while listening to a Pharoelidae track, very cool!

Brainpaint
www.brainpaint.com
BrainPaint is a state-of-the-art neurofeedback system that incorporates a comprehensive assessment tool, which systematically calculates protocol suggestions used to improve and restore activity related to brain function. This assessment tool is revolutionary, turning new clinicians into experienced practitioners in a fraction of the time. Seasoned practitioners will appreciate the automation - similar to that of computerized chess crunching data to explore the potential of future moves – allowing the focus to be on the human aspects of the session.

28May/094

“addiction is seen as a positive door to greater personal transformation”

Gwyneth Paltrow's blog site GOOP is quite well-written, interesting and insightuful.

This week, three experts, including Michael Berg, co-director of the Kabbalah Centre, talk about addiction...

Addiction is simply a misguided yearning of the soul. What happens with alcohol, drugs, sex and money is that they are short-term fixes for this deeper desire. Sure, in the moment, they give us a certain amount of fulfillment, but as we know it never lasts.

Our soul has this massive thirst, and we are trying to quench it with a teaspoon.

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21May/092

beach day

Today, just a photo of my friends stretching on the beach...

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16May/091

Entheos Festival 2009

The Entheos Conference and Festival is coming up in June and though I have resigned from the management team, I plan on being on the dancefloor and am slated to perform as half of Pharoelidae.

The website is beautiful and the event should be too!

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13May/092

“the best place on Earth”

Yesterday, I worked a 14 hour shift handing out ballots and at the end of the day, counting votes in the British Columbia provincial election.

Though "democracy" and party politics have their limitations, the experience left me feeling quite thankful that I live in this part of the world in this time in history.

Have some perspective! We are lucky.

They call this apocalyptic times and fear the end of the world. But let's compare our lot with folks in medieval Europe. Most land belonged to the nobility and the church. Peasants, who comprised the vast majority of the population, were forced to live off small strips of land, and a bad harvest or harsh taxes could leave thousands on the verge of starvation, with little hope. Bands of outlaws -- poachers, thieves, vagrants, murderers, rapists -- were common. Life was nasty, brutish, and short. -- Stewart Ross, Bandits and Outlaws

11May/096

worth the wait

I am pleased to announce that I have finally met the right puppet for me... meet Zeke!

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7May/091

Novelty PDF

Here's a PDF version of the 2007 article "Coping With Quantum Novelty" suitable for printing...

quantumnovelty

Publish at Scribd or explore others: manifestation power of now
4May/091

city wildlife

Last week in Stanley Park I took a few nice pictures of a swan, some turtles, and this brave raccoon....

1May/094

transcending the “glamours” of the spiritual path, endeavouring to just BE

This is from the Children of the Sun newsletter.

MAJOR GLAMOURS OF THE SPIRITUAL PATH

The Glamour of Self Identity
This is the major trigger for all other glamours and which creates the greatest separation between self and other, between the human and the divine. This is attachment to the formed human expression including its physical form, the bodily appearance, a held image, to emoting response and with attachment to roles. The emotion of personal identity creates unending desires, cravings, fear, doubt, neurotic thought and a continuous wheel of large and small sufferings in all areas of life.

The Glamour of Power
This glamour is often unselfishly created during a time when one feels to be in great spiritual alignment while experiencing great openings and new abilities. There is emotional attachment to the sense of power that develops. There is then a growing tendency to call attention to ourselves, to the mission that we are carrying out, to the confidence that the Masters have in us, that our view is the best view.

The Glamour of Materiality
This is the attachment of emotion to outer forms and false appearances which creates desire for needless material possessions. It is the false perception of values which ignores true spiritual principles and our forward movement into selflessness as a group consciousness. The present world economic situation is a result of this particular glamour in which we all have contributed.

The Glamour of Devotion
This is one of the strongest glamours in the spiritually focused due to deep devotion and dedication to the spiritual path. The high level of devotion can innocently result in the formation of personal desires and glamorized ideals. There is great emotional attachment to a teaching, a concept, a vision, a view, a teacher, a Master, healing something, assisting the Earth, etc.. The glamour restricts the more expanded vision while closing us into a box of fantasy, personality longings, a long list of desires and to do's. While immersed in this glamour, it is impossible for divine messaging to be correctly interpreted or even to enter.

The Glamour of Psychic Perception
As a result of the quickening of planetary energies, many people are opening into the realm of extra sensory perception. This provides easier access into the colorful and inviting realm of the psychic world and the illusory astral plane. One thinks the incoming visions and messages are divine truth when, in fact, they are clothed with distortion. This occurs due to spiritual pride, zealous ambition and emoting attachment to the self identity and its abilities.

The Glamour of Destiny
As a result of emotional attachment to one's Path, this glamour produces high aspirations but limiting vision, selfish interpretations and self centeredness due to the individualized focus versus true realization of group consciousness. This is also the attachment of emotion towards the belief that we have important work to do in the world, that we are special, the Christed ones, ascension's "first wavers", starseeds, etc.. There is much preoccupation with identity and an overemphasis of spiritual ambition. Fantasized realities can also result.

The Glamour of Sentimentality
This is the desire to emotionally be or react in a certain way. This is overemphasis of emotion placed upon a needed response from another in order to satisfy a desired level of personal comfort. This glamour attaches to the personalities of others. There is emotional reaction to another's emotional response. It is also the strong emotional desire to love and to be loved on the human level. (Definitely a most challenging one to overcome in the process of personality-Soul fusion.)

The Glamour of Speculative Belief
This is the formation of held concepts, beliefs and resulting emotional patterns based upon the attachment to information that is not derived from one's own illuminated consciousness. The glamour produces conditioned belief through the blind acceptance of information from someone else's principles, theories and assumptions or from messaging that is based on a guess, a possibility, a potential, a prophecy or ancient claim, etc..

The Glamour of the Messiah Complex
This is attaching emotion to the role of being a savior and the illusion of having to take on the suffering for others. This is a very common glamour experienced by teachers and healers.

The Glamour of Self Importance
This glamour produces an overemphasis towards a sense of duty or responsibility. There is hurriedness, impatience and always something to do, create, plan. Self centered tendencies create continuous desires to share the opinion, the experience, the creativity, the message. There is much self reference and talk, "my project", "my vision", "my view", "my experience".