OMG! The “Trump-Haters” Abound, And Not a Thing To Credit The Elections.


 Oh boy! Two days after the election results are finalized, and WHOA! This mis-info, dis-info, and every type of psychological manipulation ever imaged is being played out in these united states.

I did not see this much hatred with the loss of Albert Gore’s run.

Did not see this much hatred with James E. Carter’s loss of s second-term bid.

Did not see this much hatred with George Herbert Walker Bush’s bid for a second-term.

WTF, boys and girls!!!

Have we truly lost all sense of reason and dignity, that we have folks even vowing to to work against the new President-Elect – EVEN by “Republican” members of BOTH Houses of Congress?!?!?

What’s more,

What about all the stupid, asinine death threats – all over an election result? – I even got a good look at the election results map of the united states. Ya know, the one that is color-coded as in Red for “conservative” (or Republican) and Blue for “liberal” (Democrat)? ? ? – Seems pretty clear cut-and-dried to me! A majority of America’s People (to include many African-Americans, Hispanics, and others) have voted in droves in the hopes for REAL CHANGE! The election results could be given as a sign that “America is FED-UP with the sour direction this once harmonious country has been heading, for at LEAST (28) twenty-eight years!” The past “leadership” has been leading us all down the drain, and into absolute despotism.

This election result was made possible by enough People saying, “We are SICK and TIRED of going nowhere but DOWN!”

And now,

The “other party’s” favorites (mainly, ones who have benefited most from all the hand-outs, paid for by OTHER PEOPLE’s MONEY) are fearing the absolute worst, by – behaving their worst! – Such sick, twisted, demented, and immature children, who need to grow up and start seriously thinking, WHAT it is that will help this Nation heal from the wounds of the past (and some, not-too-distant past), and HOW “WE” (together), can make this country a proud place to live in again. (George Soro’s, Bill Gates, David Rockefeller, et al – need NOT apply!)

As I said before,

I am not for counting this as a full victory yet.

Mr. Trump, You will have to prove to me, and many others, that WE, THE PEOPLE, placed our faith and confidence in the right Being, for the job as President of the United States. I would have personally trusted Dr. Jill Stein a little more, but I am sooo relieved that the Bush-Clinton Dynasty may FINALLY be done, and on the way out!

BTW, America:

Just because you voted, and your vote just happened to be one of the winning side,

Does NOT mean your (collectively “OUR”) responsibilities are over and done with! The VOTE, is only the first step, from a series of steps, to helping revitalize our great Nation. Our “collective homework” begins by making sure the reasons for our votes are honored, respected, and OBEYED. We, The People are supposed to be the guarantors of our freedoms and liberties. The “elected” are supposed to support that which We, The People have ordained, in line and thinking of the original intent of these United States of America, and the reasons of its founding!

In other words,

DO NOT GO BACK TO SLEEP AND FORGET YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES! WE, need to make damned sure that our “votes” were not in vain.

Thank you, and good day!

— Rev. Dragon’s Eye

 

Let’s Set this Story Straight, for Once and for All, Shall We?


Very interesting that a particular story seems to be making very vocal rounds about the news world and the internet:

I am talking about the hunting excursion, in Africa, involving an American dentist, who apparently has some serious money to burn, and is being held up world wide as a heinous villain. I am talking about Mr. Walter Palmer and the hunting-guide outfit that accompanied him to the spot where he shot a Lion named “Cecil”. It is very disturbing that the cacophonous calls of him being a “murderer” and an absolutely horrible human being for his part in the killing of Cecil.

So,

Is this to be another call to eliminate the institution of “hunting”, and ban all sorts of outdoorsmanship of any similarity? – The shrill, emotionally-charged chorus-calls behind such movements and publicized statements just shows the irrationality of the whole issue by various groups of people who have only emotion and fantasy to base their actions on. It just the sort of “touchy-feely” opportunism that overrides commonsense and rational thinking, that begets unrealistic and often totalitarian responses of more regulation and “laws” to further regulate the people’s activities. However, what is really being accomplished here, and to what end?

We all like to see the cute little babies of virtually all animal species, and watch their playful antics. We all enjoy a good story of a beautiful family in the wilds, and the often breath-taking views of the scenery on a bright, sun-lit day somewhere far off in the distance. However, are these same “loving people” also in touch with the darker shades of Nature, and the many horrors that often play out in the most unexpected and heart-wrenching fashion? Do these people truly understand the principles and actions behind the Will of Nature? – Methinks not!

I have personally seen much of BOTH faces of the natural world, being that I also live very near some of the most desolate and most unforgiving environments that Nature has to offer the great Northwest of the United States. I have personally seen the constant struggle for survival of many different species of life, both large and very small, as they live precariously from day to day. Life is very hard, and sometimes – very short for some individuals in the Natural World. There is Life and Death in Nature, and sometimes, either or neither can be very beautiful, or very horrible! Nature just is what it is. Nature can be both merciful, and heart-rendingly merciless in Her dealings with any and all species and individuals.

We, as a supposedly highly-sentient species, should KNOW all of this, even if by merely observing these truths played out in front of us, daily and always. Hunting is the province of the predator species (which includes we humans), and the prey – the subject of the hunt. (I know, I know! We have “grocery stores”! WHO needs to hunt anymore?) – Well, to rely upon an artificiated convenience (like grocery stores, pharmacies, etc.) without truly acknowledging that these conveniences come at great effort, and great cost to continue, do we even realize that these “conveniences”, may one day, no longer be convenient nor accessible due to some unforeseen “disaster” or disruption in the supply chains. If all of our conveniences were to suddenly become “unavailable” and not-so convenient, what happens to those who lack the basic survival skills needed to navigate through those contingencies???

If we are to take a close look at things, rationally, in today’s world, we should begin to realize that Nature had the first recipe for existence AND survival. Nature’s adage: “Survival of the fittest”. This means that these terrible struggles that most of Nature’s (non-human) children go through, are part of the tempering process by which the strongest and most able the species, are the ones who stand the best chance of survival, and go on to produce more of their species. This is an immutable fact of Nature!

Also what’s pertinent in respect to Nature:

Waste not, want not!

We, as a sentient species, should also know that Nature wants to maintain a balance in the natural world. If we are to have plenty of game and such, in which to hunt AND (hopefully) utilize to the fullest, we should be smart about taking ONLY WHAT WE WILL RIGHTLY USE. – I have never been a big fan of “trophy”-hunting, as most of the “trophy-hunters” seem only interested in obtaining something to hang on the walls of their homes as a memento of their “conquering Nature”! What about the other usable parts and pieces of these animals? There are many hungry people in this world (by artificiated design of the globalists) who would be fed by the remains of the carcass of the deceased. What about the parts usable for clothing, as there surely are many who can not afford to procure their own clothing for protection from the elements? AND, what about being grateful for the challenge the animal gave while it was still alive, and grateful for its destiny being placed into your hands? (As like the various ancient peoples did.)

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The only crimes I can conceivably consider for Mr. Palmer AND the hunting-guide outfit who traveled with him:

Mr. Palmer: – Poaching, by means of illegal enticement of an animal from a preserve, for the purposes of killing it outside of that preserve. – And – Waste and Abuse of animal through cruel and unusual treatment and negligence. –> “If you wound it, you had best go after it and finish killing it!

The Hunting Guides: – Accessory to poaching, aiding and abetting poaching, conspiracy to commit and/or allow, and complicity to poaching, aiding and abetting the illegal enticement of a game animals from a preserve, for the purposes of allowing the hunter to kill it outside of that preserve.

The most damning of all:

If Mr. Palmer did indeed allow the animal HE WOUNDED to wander and suffer from his inflicted injuries for over fourty hours, then shame on HIM! – I am from “The Old School” of hunting: “If you shoot it and wound it, YOU go after it and FINISH THE JOB of killing it, so as to put it out of its misery!

There ARE at least some hunters with a rational moral of ethics.

To those who wish to see the total ending of all hunting, period:

– “You are outside the bounds of rationality and reason. Perhaps you do not TRULY understand how cruel Nature can be, and often is, especially when it is Her predators doing the hunting.

 

Rev. Dragon’s Eye,
Founder and Chief-Elder Dragon of the Temple,
TEMPLE OF THE ANCIENT DRAGONS

 

 

Attention CITIZENS OF THE USA: Why I will NOT Be Celebrating “4th of July” The Same Way You Will Be.


Angry Red Dragon. (c) Anne Stokes – at: http://www.topdesignmag.com/

I find very little reason to be celebratory of a now-shallow, futile LIE of a “holiday”, in light of the way the United States of America’s current state of affairs be, these days!

Instead,

I will spend the day, which is more like an ordinary day to me, with lots of prayer and supplication to those I pray to, for the sake of all of us, as a “nation” of People, not “laws”. I will also seek to spend a majority of the day teaching the People WHY this day should be better honored and cherished, by actually living it to its full meaning and intent: “The preservation and expression of FREEDOM and LIBERTY for ALL, not just the select, politically-favored few.

We have, for far too long, allowed those who are unfit to rule over us, dictate what we can and can not do, what we can and can not say, what we can and can not think, what we can and can not believe, what are and are not our enforceable rights, – all under “the color of law”! We have been superficial, very lazy, lying to ourselves, allowed ourselves to be continuously lied to and about, allowed others to dictate to us who and what we are, and worst of all – SUPPORTED ALL OF THESE WRONGS, BECAUSE: “THEY ARE THE LAW”! I am soooo sick of hearing it, time and time again, excuses of every stripe and color being used to justify WHY we should give up on the remainder of our rights, and enjoy the “safety” being provided to us through this legalized “protection rackett”, all because the so-called experts and “legal scholars” keep telling us “it’s for your own good, your protection“.

So really,

Just exactly WHAT reason is there to “celebrate” the ever-so-increasing, gradual corruption and enslavement of an entire “nation of The People” that presupposed itself to be the “Land of the Free, Home of the Brave“??? Have we been so softened up by all the TV-sports, “enter(train)ment”, “church” sermons telling us to “obey, without question all orders by government“, and the continued assaults on our personal health and actual safety FROM despotism, all because it is all supposed to be “good for us“??? Even the genuine Divinely-Inspired Souls would see the huge disconnect from reality here! Especially those of us who, in reality, “walk with the Dragons and their delegated guides” should know the difference between these lies (all of them) from what is supposed to be the Natural, Divine Reality of Being, AND experiencing life – and all it has to offer!

So please indulge me, for a moment,

As I relate and pass on to you, WHY the Dragons, and the Dragon-Symbolism mean so much to me, WHY they play such a significant role in my daily life, AND WHY they are the basis of my spirituality and my practices. This may also explain WHY the modern “church” despises anything related to “dragon” and dragon-symbolism. This may take us a little down that unknown path of what it is truly like to be “dragon” and/or of the Dragon-Soul. This is a path I explore, every moment of every day. Not a single day passes by, where I do not at least render a prayer, a “thank you”, or some spiritual and Divine act of interaction with the Dragons of the other realms, and of this one. There is not one instance where I would ever be curseful or upbraiding towards my Dragon Family and their (and my) allies.

For one,

My belief system became evident, several years ago, as to WHY it was actually incompatible with most (if not virtually ALL) of the current “new-age” movement, as well as incompatible with the modern “churches”: It was because it is a path of Self-Realization, and individual responsibility. Dragons grow old and wise on the food of individual-empowerment through realization, personal responsibility and accountability, and living to the highest standards of integrity, coupled with knowing which battles are worth fighting for, and fighting the valiant fight when called upon to do so. The might of a Dragon, is in his (or her) Heart, to start with. The Great Fires of Courage and Strength, are what powers any goal a Dragon may have. The Heart, is where all the energy and power is concentrated, by force of Will, and discharged towards achieving the intended goal. This is done with forethought, measurement, and a sharp focus on achieving the end result, while braving the “elements” of fear, uncertainty, and apprehension, through constant practice and refinement. The Dragon does NOT shy away from controversy, as a matter of any perceived political pursuasion nor pressures, in order to achieve that which is right, balanced, and in keeping with the Divine Natural Law of things.

Two,

The Dragon seeks total liberty to be, and to express itself as a Divine and Powerful Being. The Dragon knows when He/She is being imposed upon, by an opposing force that seeks His/Her enslavement and eventual “destruction”. The Dragon is not so easily enslaved, and not so easily beguiled into accepting a servile role. The Dragon is a co-creator in the Universe, and beyond. One of the main things of a Creator AND/OR Co-Creator goes on to “create” (and, if necessary, destroy), are Realities. These be created from the voids of Chaos, and the ashes of the various false “realities”. – THAT, is why many “churches” and their doctrines fear the Dragon, and all He/She stands for!

Thirdly,

In talking about this day, in the supposed “Age of Reason”, it seems that everything about today, and all that occurs now, is everything BUT reasonable. Those who scream the loudest about “tolerance”, are everything BUT tolerant of the differences of opinions, beliefs, political thinking and persuasion, and life habits. The “Age of Reason” has been anything BUT reasonable, across the entirety of the Natural “Human Condition” and experience! The Dragon is all about Reason, and the Natural consequences behind it, and BECAUSE of it. The Dragon constantly may define and redefine His/Her own reality, and affect a part of the shared reality. It is THIS particular Power that most modern “Witches” pay lipservice to, but often times, relegate to wishful thinking on their part. Then, THAT becomes nothing more than a mere fantasy, to only be talk-shopped about, but not truly acted upon! The Dragon, should be regarded by ALL witches, as the ultimate, archetypal essence of what it is to be, a Divine Being, filled with the Power to make any possibility happen.

To bring this all Home:

I harken all ye, to heare this message, for one and all,

It is time to fully wake up! Your houses and denizaries are about to burn in the fecundities of out-of-control political power and averice. Those who lord over you do NOT care of nor about you! You are but a pawn in their grandeose “game” of posturing and power-plays. There is proof, fact, and evidence aplenty – that your country (and mine) now burn on the funeral pyres of apathy, laziness, ignorance, mendacity, and self-righteous false-indignity. Our wonderful “nation”, “Land of the Free, Home of the Brave” – is being summarily cremated and put out to the realm of the forgotten! Those things and deeds we choose to NOT do today, will be deeds and acts never known, and never ventured, towards the possibility of a brighter future, for ALL OF US, not just for the select few, who have all our (pillaged) resources at their disposal. The Dragon can not, and shall not help us all, if we are to refuse to help ourselves, and our various kin, from the problems and travails we helped ourselves into! The Dragons only help those, who show their worthiness of receiving their help. – The true sign of the respect of free will!

Our past and ancestry knew of the Power and the Wisdom of the Dragon. So where have WE gone wrong, in these modern times? ? ? The Dragon, as a liberator, simply shows us how, and guides us towards, LIBERATION FROM ANOTHER’S YOKE OF SLAVERY, IF – we choose do to so. If it is one major lesson that the Dragons have led me to: It is that FREEDOM STARTS FROM WITHIN!

Then, and ONLY THEN, can Freedom truly Ring,

In this Land of the Free, Home of the Brave!

 

– Rev. Dragon’s Eye,
Founder and Chief-Elder Dragon of the Temple,
TEMPLE OF THE ANCIENT DRAGONS

 

Wolf Spirit

Angry Wolf

National Holidays We Are In Danger of Losing: The Typical Remaking of American Culture and Traditions.


As political-correctness pressures and media propagandizing are pushing us to adopt new “norms”, what is there left to salvage of the honorable moments of the history of the United States of America?

Establishing “standards” of what it is to be “normal”.

When personal choice becomes subjectivized and rationalized away, in favor of the “new normal”, what is there left, for the individual being to celebrate as part of his citizenship (also a thing becoming of the past)? The last twenty or so years have seen some astonishing changes and transformation from what many of us held as part of our traditions and culture. Many of these changes, not so positive and “inclusive” of all. We have also seen a radical re-interpretation of many of our laws and codes. Many of these changes, resulting in more outside interference and involvement of “government”, and less room for dissent.

We are also seeing, at mind-numbing and blinding speed, the chorus calls to rewrite many important parts of our history, both collective and individual, all because “we do not like those parts”. So, what ARE we to learn of our past history, and FROM our past history? If we are to neglect and ignore those parts that are unfavorable to us, then WHAT are we to learn and HOW are we to learn to not repeat those very same mistakes and tragedies? “He who forgets history, is doomed to repeat it!” (adlibbed, of course). Are we going down a road that is altogether to familiar to the aware, and totally unknown to the oblivious?

In order to examine the current state of affairs in this fashion,

We should look at the political pressures for changing, or altogether abolishing, several of our venerated, national holidays and celebrations.

1 ) Fourth of July – as opposed to “Independence Day“:

– Independence Day is (soon to be “was”) a celebration of the United States of America’s liberation from tyrannical rule of the English Crown. The British Empire was a force to reckoned with in the old world, along with its titan commercial interests like the British East-India Trading Company. Most of the colonial exploits of the British Empire were for not only expanding imperial influence, but also for more opportunities to “trade” with other nations (as well as the resulting exploitation of those populations by the mercantilists).

The exploitation of the American Colonists, over time, became so unbearable due to increasing taxation to the benefit of the empire and its friendly businesses. This tilted form of economy made it so that most of the individualist-minded business folk were adversly affected by these increased expenses, while the more “crown-friendly” businesses benefited handsomely. It was events like these, and the furthered oppressions against the colonists (burning of “unlicensed” printing houses, intentional disarming of the general populace, etc.), as well as the unrestrained power and unchecked authority of the British military, that became the rallying cry for independence from the British Empire. Repeated attempts for treaties and agreements for parity of the colonists were ignored, and often – ruthlessly oppressed with more stringent measures against the colonists. After a long and brutal war that saw the American Colonists as victorious of Britain, our fledgling nation’s existence was assured of a fresh start, and a hard-earned self-determination.

What amazes me these days, is the quiet but growing call to celebrate “Interdependence Day”, instead. This comes from those who blindly (or even arrogantly) support the concept of a “global citizen”, and further the destruction of the idea and institution of the “nation-state”. Even the various United Nations’ charters call all of the signatories, “State-Parties”. Just as today, most of the businesses poster-child “July 4th”, or “4th of July” on there banners, instead of the proper reason WHY July 4th is the specific date celebrated: INDEPENDENCE DAY.

So,

The subterfuge goes on.

2 ) Father’s Day (complete with all of the necessary distractions from the true purposes of honoring the “Father”).

This year, 2015, and even locally where I live, it has become plain as day just how much the concept of a “Father” having any importance in society, has been under constant attack! Most of the leverage for dismissing the role and importance of “Dad” in family matters, started with the World War II years. This was then followed, to great effect, by the 60’s “Sexual Revolution” and the resulting additional push for women’s rights (as under the auspices of Patria Ireland and Gloria Steinem, and their “National Organization for Women”).

Under the forced social currents of change, many of the men-exclusive institutions have been done away with. The “social-justice” workers have tirelessly fought with the political system for various changes, and done so with much noise and vigor in support of the causes. Among some of the feats, the removal and subsequent outlawing of men’s-only social clubs, bars, and virtually any other vestige of men-only activities and gatherings. Yet, there are plenty (if not over-represented) of women-only functions, social clubs, “sales”, publications, entertainment venues, etc.

From those times onward, the role of “Father” has been steadily chipped away and side-lined. All one has to do is pay close attention to much of passes for “entertainment” and even most of the commercials often portray the man (and sometimes as the father) as an incompetent boob, or even a totally clueless fool, while portraying the women as the ultra-smart problem-solver. This has succeeded, for several generations of young Americans, in painting “dad” as a fool and incapable of doing anything right. This has also made parenting effectively far more difficult for BOTH parents (mom and dad).

Then, let’s get to the example of what happened locally (Boise, Idaho):

It used to be, every Father’s Day – Sunday, that we would have the presence of all sorts of classic cars and hot-rods displayed along a designated, closed-off street all day. This was in the spirit of Father’s Day, and was typically a “tradition” put on by the local classic car enthusiast clubs. This year, again – 2015, the classic cars show was done the previous Saturday evening (which was too dark by that hour, for me to clearly-photograph any of the cars with my camera-phone, like I wanted too) instead! What also transpired that very same Saturday, the Gay-Pride March and Festival, the World Citizen Festival, and a few other smaller but well-promoted “festivals” – AT THE SAME TIME!!! – The Father’s Day occasion had to compete with other interests, all because it’s schedule was moved up to Saturday, instead of the traditional Sunday!

Well, I guess THAT was supposed to be a “Happy Father’s Day“? ! ? ! ?

3 ) Thanksgiving Day (even though it was originally observed on a different calendar day, it still stood for “giving thanks for all the things we have”).

Thanksgiving Day has many different counterparts throughout much of the world. The giving and expression of gratitude has been a very important part of many cultures, past and present. The Paleo-Pagans and other ancient cultures had their many different ways of expressing gratitude, and to whom and/or what they gave the praise to. One of the important effects of being grateful for those things we have, and for the ability to supply ourselves and others’ needs, is that we have a tendency of recognizing that such things are often hard-won and hard-earned. We are less-likely to waste and squander what we are grateful for!

The current political pressures seek to try to remove this part of our culture (as much of our hyper-commercialization has given us the “throw-away-society” that we have today) and have even used the divisive rhetoric that it is a “separation-of-church-and-state” issue that they do so. The current invocation of Thanksgiving Day is derived from the Christian (and earlier, Catholic) litergy and doctrines. However, not only these religions express the act of gratefulness, as many other cultures which preceded them by thousands of years have also done. It has become far too common that any holiday that does not commercialize as well (like Christmas, Easter, Halloween, etc.), nor provide such outstanding profit potential, gets silently passed by or abdicated altogether. (This may also be part and parcel to the big push by “animal-rights” campaign groups, to “wean” Americans away from consuming meats of any animal type.)

So, enjoy your Thanksgiving Day, while you still have that fresh-baked turkey available to you!

4 ) Flag Day – Almost NO ONE even knows of the existence of this particular day!

This was the day to celebrate the adoption of our national flag, the Stars and Stripes, as begun with the first Flag of the Thirteen Colonies, as envisioned by the Nation’s Founders and sewn by Betsy Ross. This became the flag of our national identity, and symbolic of our nation’s struggle for independence.

= Some national holidays that are being systematically changed drastically from their original intents: =

5 ) Christmas/Christmas Day – This is being overshadowed by other expressions such as Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, Ramadan, and other cultural holidays, exclusive of American culture.

Because “Christmas” is viewed as “exclusivist” and too “Christian” for a nation that honors separation of church and state by the political powers (usually from the more-fascististic movements), it is being quietly discarded in favor of the other cultural expressions of similar holidays. Heavy emphasis is placed on more-loudly promoting the other holidays, because the political system continues the message that “Americans have no culture“. This is a favorite ploy of theirs to further denigrate and minimize the positive contributions of the United States of America, and anything even remotely reminiscent of old European culture.

6 ) Easter/Easter Sunday – Seems to mean something only for hyper-consumerism and commercialization anymore.

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Though I have lost track of a few others myself,

I think this short list is enough to convey a sense of “wow” in that these have been steady pressures, acted upon by many of the so-called civil-rights and social-justice warriors.

If there are any that I may missed, and you feel the need to include them, I am open to other comments on this subject.

– Rev. Dragon’s Eye,
Founder and Chief-Elder Dragon of the Temple,
TEMPLE OF THE ANCIENT DRAGONS

 

 

I’m Sorry but, Natural is Beautiful! Nature Rules. – Part 5


How “Being Human” really matters, and trans-humanism’s ideologies conflict with the concept of being a Natural Human. (Supremacy-over-Nature lunacy.):


 There seems to be a “mentality” surrounding the trans-humanism movement that is very disturbing to me:

One of: Supremacy over Nature, and over the limits of Nature (as “imposed” upon us in our current existence).

In every historic instance,

A few self-professed masters of science, truth, and higher learning have continued the flawed thinking that: “Nature is imperfect, and it is up to US to refine and improve upon where ‘Nature left off’.” A general paraphrasing and summation of the thoughts and ideas of the privileged few in high academia and industry (interestingly enough), that shows a supreme arrogance and virtual narcissisitic attitude towards Nature, and the present condition of mankind. Through their lenses, the world is all screwed up because of ‘Nature’s Faults’. Never once, is it ever entertained within their high-society circles, that Nature IS quite perfect, and has been functional for over four billion years! The Human species has been one of the most successful in “Being Fruitful and Multiplying”, even in spite of the many harsh conditions around the world (like the driest deserts to the coldest artic reaches), and what mankind has placed upon himself (through imperial wars, conquests, “purges”, etc.). No matter what the circumstance, Man, as a creature and child of Nature, has always managed to bounce back and reclaim his territory and whatever cultures and customs that have survived. All of this, without resorting to “going virtual”, nor “uploading himself, his memories, etc.” to some centralized and hazard-prone mainframe. Man has shown a remarkable resilience, even against himself – in spite of himself, without transforming into something other than a natural creature and inhabitant of this world.

The history of man’s successes and failures is a testament to what mankind has been able to accomplish, for good or for ill, by his own innate, natural abilities. WHERE is the imperfection in all that? Perhaps, adopting an old maxim: “Spiritual Beings, having a Human Experience” makes most sense here. However, most of the Trans-Humanism Movement are, by and large, atheistic. A-HA! Maybe there is something to this whole process, all based on this very narrow-minded thinking. That is, the very narrow-minded thinking that they claim that those of us who believe in a “god”, or believe in any kind spiritual afterlife has a “mental disorder”, or are delusional. Perhaps, this is a “run-off” from the distaste of any form of religion, courtesy of the flawed concepts and teachings of the modern-day “church”??? It seems to me that the greatest contributor to the growing ranks of “atheism”, are most of the modern “churches” and their pernicious and often predatory practices and dogmas. To have a religion is not the threat. To define one’s own life by reference to one or more religions is similar, no threat. The problem lies in the excuses to do ill towards others of differing beliefs, by falling back onto their own religions is the key problem. However, that is not a fault of Nature. The blame lies squarely with those who exert control over their congregations, and the individual participants in the congregations themselves. One CAN be spiritual, without being associated with any of the known, established religions. I suppose that a “virtual existence” would be posited as the answer to this age-old problem? After all, machines have no need for a religion, right? Therefore, such an extensive virtual reality would also have no need (and no place) for any religion or spiritual expression? Now what would this reduce man to: A mere collection of bits, bytes, and patterns of digital data that need a means to travel from location to location?

Then, we have the question of what parts of the “Human Reality” could be successfully and faithfully reproduced?

We often take for granted, the various stimuli and interactions we have with the world around us. One of those, is the ability of sight. If one has never experienced blindness, or any severe impairment of vision, how does one come to appreciate the things he/she sees (or should see) every day? We may wonder what a blind person “sees” or what one could perceive of the world around him/her when clearly, eyesight is not a luxury, nor ability, available to him/her. Obviously, someone like Helen Keller still had the ability to “see” the beauty of the world around her. Whether it from some hidden sense of “sight”, or some other form of knowing, she still became a very wise and appreciative lady, in spite of her lifelong “disability”. The creative abilities of the mind can never truly be underestimated.

We oftentimes do not consider how important our sense of hearing is to us. One who is deaf, or even has severe enough hearing difficulty, may still be able to experience some aspect of life is if he/she still had some ability to “hear”. We all have our favorite songs and music, and even our particular haunts and hangouts where the “ambience” or “atmosphere” includes certain particular sounds and qualities of sounds we may find most appealing. Many of our choice melodies and tunes even invoke memories of things we experienced when we last heard those particular songs. Some of the sounds in our environment may evoke certain emotions and feelings. Can we truly say we have a healthy appreciation for these things, by taking the fact of our ability to hear them, for granted? Would our not ever being able to hear things around us impact what and how think about our world?

We also have our ability to taste that which we consume, and savor every bite – if we so choose to. Many of our world’s finest old-time cooking, and the various cultures that produced those varieties of flavors, have much meaning, on a personal level, to us. I have always found that the wonderful smells of good cooking, had me anticipating the flavors I was about to experience at the table. These wonderful experiences in the culinary art, and in the presentation of these fines, homemade dishes was also what made life worth living for. I have known a few friends who had lost their senses of taste (and sometimes, sense of smell too) due to accident(s) and/or the resulting permanent injury(ies). For one to lose his sense of taste, after growing up most of his life being to savor all kinds and qualities of flavors, all to suddenly lose that ability, must indeed feel that his life has changed dramatically. When we were children, “taste” was one of the sensory means of exploring our world.

Being able to touch and feel textures, reliefs, and various surfaces (and other stimuli, even the incidental [like bug-bites, etc.]) is a very important part of our interactions with the world. Our existence relies very heavily, and is often greatly enriched, by our tactile sensitivity, and the ability to recognize and appreciate this physical sense. We also commonly communicate through touching, hand-shaking, “atta-boy” pats on the back, and even the caressing and “petting” of our dearest loved one(s). The sense of touch is a very personal and inter-personal sensation to us. We may even feel the desire to “feel” the rough bark on a tree, the gravel or sand beneath our feet when we walk, or even enjoy the gentle currents of water in a nearby creek or stream. Our tactile exploration of life in our world does not seem to end, until the day we leave this world. We constantly explore for new sensations, and reunite with the old familiar ones. What would life be like, without being able to actually feel and touch things and other people around us? Would we still be having the fullest of that “Human Experience”?

One thing I enjoy most of all about the season of Spring: The wonderful smells of sweetness of the first flowers! It is one of the biggest reasons why I love the Spring. The smell of the Earth awakening from its long, Wintery slumber, is a reminder of changes, and how Nature constantly reinvents herself, every year. The enjoyment of the olfactory experiences is also one of the reason I love being in a forest of Pines, Spruces, and various other odiferous and aromatic trees and herbs. I love the smell of Pine and Cedar! As such, the world filled with all sorts of smells, is often the first indication for the new day. Here where I live, it is semi-arid conditions, and has plentiful Sagebrush on the plains. Every Fall, when it is late enough for some frost, after a good nighttime rainfall, I can usually smell the fresh scent of Sagebrush in the cool air in the mornings. This always reminded me of that particular time of year (and that I was back in school for another long nine months). To this day, I have long since moved back to this area, and still enjoy the smells of Spring, and Sagebrush smell of the Fall – especially after a night of cooling rains has soaked the ground. What would such a life be like, not ever having to experience the various smells around me, or having the ability gone – after experiencing for a number of years already?

Then, there is the aspect of Extra-Sensory-Perception (for those who acknowledge and/or believe such is possible) or E.S.P. This is a natural ability that ALL living creatures (even plants and microbes) seem to demonstrate. It is amazing what some creatures do as a reaction to some unseen activity, or in response to some otherwise-unknown event or happening. Some of your modern-day psychics (the REAL ones, not all those charlatans who claim to be psychic) and empaths exhibit and/or acknowledge these abilities. Some would say that being devoid of E.S.P. abilities leaves one lacking in experiencing the world hidden from “plain view”. Though today’s “science” refuses to even entertain any discussion, let alone true meaningful, un-biased research into it, there are still many unanswered questions about E.S.P. Interesting that Quantum Physics, Entanglement Theory, and the various related disciplines of science, have been summarily ignored by the “mains” of academia. Even though the Quantum Sciences have been around and discussed and explored for many years, there is hardly any main-stream discussion about them today. Yet, the Quantum Sciences appear to more strongly support the idea of the old adage: “Mind over Matter”, where our very thoughts can also influence surrounding events, as well as be highly receptive to them, even as very subtle events. Would such ever really be possible in a “virtual reality”?

So, as we can see, through the lens of commonsense,

Our basic “senses” of the physical (and perhaps, “aphysical”) nature are very important to us. Not only are there survival needs for them, but also these senses are how we best interact with the world around us. When we are impaired in one or more of the senses, especially when we experienced part of life through them beforehand, we can, for a time, feel as though we “lost” a connection to this existence, and perhaps even lost an ability to further explore our world. Our sense are a very important part of our personal development, and even as part of our spiritual practices (for those who do have spiritual practices, anyway). We highly value our five (or “six”) senses, view them as divine gifts (or at least – important abilities) in which are able to experience our world, and perceive our world. These senses are an extension of our inner Being, and are how we relate to the outside world. Without them, our lives would probably be very different than from what we currently perceive. We base our views, perceptions, and values on the various experiences we have, especially as relating to what have experienced through the senses. Take these away, and you will most likely take away the most important parts of what it means to have a “Human Experience”, and what it means to be alive!

Now, back to the lunacy of “Man vs. Nature”:

It makes no sense that the created, can ever surmount and defeat its creator!

The ostentatious idea that a few “educated” folks (who often call themselves “scientists” and “experts”) calling themselves superior to Nature, is a very dangerous and fatalist position. It is when folks like them, have the temerity to call themselves as better than anything natural or nature, on the mere premise that “science” has ALL THE ANSWERS, and that our “primitive” ancestors new virtually nothing in comparison, who apparently live a life of extreme hubris. It is also telling how science has been simply turned into a tool for exerting more political power, and as a means to put to rest any competing thoughts, ideas, beliefs, and theories, all under the guise of “expert opinion”. Expert Opinion does NOT, I repeat does NOT create scientific laws  nor supercede already-existing natural laws! Mere opinion, regardless of the credentials behind it, is STILL subject opinion without the basis or weight of evidence or fact. Yet, this is what is being used to rule over all of us. The nest step in the amalgamation of all that political power, namely – the ability to control every aspect of our state of being – TRANS-HUMANISM, and the intense effort to build in systems and architectures, in which to reduce and store the sum quantity of mankind, and man’s totality to mere bits and bytes of compuetrized, digitized data.

As I explained a bit in my previous segment of this article series:

Simply digitizing, that is – converting from the natural form and expression – into a series of one’s and zero’s that make up the digital data stream, something as basic as a picture, represents a conversion process that introduces losses of quality and resolution, through the introduction of errors, that vastly separates the digital “copy” from the original. The digital copy becomes flawed, especially over several generational copies, to the point that it simply CAN NOT faithfully and accurately reproduce an excat copy of the original. This is the nature and the limits of the technology. Life, Experiences, and all other aspects that are a part of what we call “Life” (or even existence) can NOT be simply “copied” through artificial means. These aspects can barely even be remotely copied through the prevailing natural means, let alone through arrtifical, technological means. So HOW does one reproduce the original human being, complete with an exact copy of his experiences, likes, dislikes, memories, etc. if we STILL can not accurately (and exactly) reproduce a mere picture of the real thing, from a digital copy?

Then, the long list of how “the smart men” were so much better than nature and natural, and the disasters and still painful messes that have resulted today – all from that way of thinking:

  1. Modern medicine, with all of its nuanced and ever-evolving “drugs” (allopathy) and how many annual deaths result in these united states of America – all from taking, by instruction, prescribed “medications”. Mankind has been served well, for many thousands of years, by what could be found in nature. Even many of the ancient religious and spiritual texts described the many benefits and “miracles” of the various plants and animals that man can use. For many thousands of years, Naturopathy and Herbalism has maintained entire populations and cultures. Yet, there is no “profit motive” to actually curing and healing the people of various diseases and illnesses, with today’s “modern medicine”.
  2. Modern forest and land management practices – How we used to extinguish EVERY naturally-caused fire that were once cyclical and normal – to the point that now the forests have much over-growth to the point of creating a huge, dangerous tinderbox. Resulting in hotter-burning fires (often in excess of 2,500 degrees Fahrenheit) and far more devastation. We also have many invasive weeds, of exotic origin, that were once used to replant burned out grassland areas. Most of these exotic weeds are very aggressive, very hardy, and quite toxic to most of the native wildlife – AND – often contribute to even more-hazardous fire conditions!
  3. Modern Wildlife management practices – Where we now have a serious problem of (re)determining the proper population balance of predator-to-prey animals, include for man’s needs (hunting, food, etc.) – as well as through the questionable introduction of exotic species into the natural ecosystem – without determining first, what other effects this introduction may have there.
  4. Weather Manipulation/Modification Projects – This is by no means absolutely incredible and incredibly dangerous! There is absolutely no reason to ever tamper with the weather and/or climatic patterns, especially by aerially-depositing noxious substances which will eventually end up in the soils, waters, and breathable air shared by ALL living things within a given region/area/etc. This is just absolute pseudo-science hubris at work!
  5. Our Food and Modern Nutrition – Has been under attack and subvert for the sake of profit for many years now. The “Genetic Engineers” seek this path of “improvement” of our many crops for food, foodstuffs, clothing, and basic essentials. Yet, Nature had everything we needed – to include healthy soils. This proliferation of GMOs (Genetically-Modified-Organisms) represents a severe threat to the natural selection of native species, and therefore – the very survival of many species of other plant and animal life on this planet. The degradation and destruction of many colonies of Honeybees is a significant threat to the survival and well-being of ALL of us, all from these GMOs and the various chemical poisons used on and around them. Not to also mention, that these GMOs are all “Intellectual Property” under the current laws! HOW DOES ONE DECLARE “OWNERSHIP” OF AN ENTIRE SPECIES???

So, by just illustrating the previous few example areas where supposed “science” is suposed to answer for the claimed “failings of Nature”,

It comes as no surprise that control, greed, hubris, and various other self-destructive, self-centered mindsets are what bring about this egotistical thinking that a few “smart men” can “change the world for the better” by claiming that they, and their knowledge, are superior to that which created and maintain this existence – and all the beings within it – for perhaps, billions of years. What’s more, every instance that establishment “science” has been used to further incur into Nature and Nature’s God’s realm and powers, are each and every instance that disaster very soon followed. So WHY should I trust anything coming from their lips, and the salemanship of the Trans-Humanism Movement when they say: “This will be the evolution man” – when in reality, I see it more as a destruction of humanity, and destruction of all what it means to be human??? If we can not even simulate, let alone reproduce the ability of our senses, both physical and aphysical, to act and respond in the very same way that our bodies and souls do so, naturally, then HOW can we support pushing man into the merger with machine, or even towards this “singularity” that was never meant to be?

When a few men decide the course of human evolution, or for that fact – taking over ANY act of evolution for anyone, including other animal and plant life, is the day that all Nature, and everything within it, are in serious jeopardy – and these few “scientists” and their enablers need to be shunned and fully divested from any source of public trust, profit, and away from any ability at political influence! This is a must do! If we are to continue onward, and evolve NATURALLY, as our gods intended, then it is time we throw off of this scientific tyranny for once and for all. These so-called experts, are merely either paid “mouth-pieces”, or they really are in the position of setting the course of social policy, and in the effect – setting the course of evolution – to THEIR (ignorant) specifications. Let’s do this right. Throw off Trans-Humanism. Throw off GMO’s and all the attendent uses of all those poisons. Throw off the tyranny of weather control/manipulation and the resulting tight controls on our critically-needed Natural resources.

The “Singularity” is NOT our friend!

– Rev. Dragon’s Eye,
Founder and Chief-Elder Dragon of the Temple,
TEMPLE OF THE ANCIENT DRAGONS

 

“Manifestation” and Free-Will, The Fact of Reality.


I thought this would be a subject that needed to be aired out a little.

I have heard time and again this constant meme that has become so common with much of the New-Age movement: “Everything that happens to you, is because you manifested it upon yourself.” – This was what one individual said to me, out in the plain, open air, in referring to some troubles that a dear friend of mine has been having with some very problematic (and very dangerous) people. I was absolutely astonished at how dismissive he was when making this very broad, judgmental statement!

So,

If I am going to attempt to bring sound logic and reason to the discussion table, I guess I am going to have to do so here, without constant, argumentative interruptions.

I am all too familiar with the various trials and mishaps that may happen in life, from time to time. We all have our various troubles, heartaches, and “hard times” as we try our best to live our lives in the best fashion possible. We also have our “enemies” who wish nothing more than ill intent upon us, and even seek to undermine that we wish to achieve through the various means and methods they may concoct. That is what is expected when we are talking about everyone having a certain amount of free will.

A friend of mine has had much trouble brought to him, by those who seek ill towards him. Many legal remedies have been tried and failed miserably. We have both come to learn, all too well, that our trusted system of “checks and balances” is very broken and corrupted (if we wish to think of it this way). It seems to serve more of those it “favors”, as opposed to assisting and protecting the rights of those who fall outside of its “circle of friends”. He has tried and tried to get relief from the constant harassment, threatening, sabotage, and absolute skull-duggery against him – so that he can go on with his life, and try to become productive again. I can say this for the very basic fact that I have personally seen some of the awful behaviors and actions done, by some of the very same folks who have no accountability for their actions. – Yet, to some – this is just fantasy and “paranoia” on his part!

The point to start off with,

Yes, there ARE very evil and vindictive people in this world! Tere ARE people who seem to take great joy in the suffering of others, especially when that suffering is caused by their own hands! There ARE people in this world who would go to great lengths to ensure and continue inflicting suffering, pain, anguish, and mendacity upon others whom they have targeted! – THIS IS REALITY, FOLKS! There ARE such people in this world who so narcissistic as to try to ingratiate themselves with the pasttime of hurting others relentlessly, and expect to get away with all of it! – So WHO, in their right mind, would wish this upon themselves as the receiving victims of such constant and continuous treatment at the hands of others??? WHO actually chooses to endure such constant suffering through harassment, hazing, threatening behaviors, etc.??? – Come on, some of you supposed Buddhists, Hindus, and other “devout” religionists of other “faiths”, religions, or whatever have you! Just answer me: “WHO would actually “choose” to live such a life as put upon by others of ill-intent???”

Let me explain as I did not intend to go after all Buddhists, Hindus, and other faiths and practitioners.

My “fire” was intended toward those who choose to use their religious faith, convictions, etc. as a lazy excuse for condoning and even giving a pass to those who engage in such evil acts, while condemning the victims of such acts who have full right of recourse to remedy. Of course it is so easier to downplay the plight of the unwilling victim, than it is to actually come to terms that there are such evil people who need to be dealt with, in accord to the social customs and traditions of that society. Most of the absolutisms of the “live and let live” hive-mind thinking are more a nuance of the last two centuries, than they are of the ancient wisdoms. Most of the modern New-Age culture has blindly adopted these tenets as IF they were the “law of the land”, when such is NOT the case. They preach “respect free will” to the extreme that they often ignore the fact that the receiving victims ALSO have the right to exercise free will, even for their own genuine self-preservation! The “turn the other cheek” proverb still has limits to its applicability and timing. Self-defense is still just as valid now, as it was before the creation of the establishment “church” and its “rules” and doctrines!

If we were all able to “manifest” purely by dreaming, thinking, and visualizing it, without actually doing anything else, then what point would there be in all of us having to experience this level of reality. Why are we not, then, able to just “dematerialize” out of this existence, instantly, and become gods??? – Again, if our own mind-power was all that was needed to completely control our reality, then WHY should we be HERE, on this little Earth, a miniscule particle floating somewhere in a huge universal-sized “sea” of unknowns, instead of actually being god-like and omniscient as such we accredit the gods of old being???

What many blind followers of the “Abrahamic Laws of Attraction” fail to see,

Is that many of the events and happenings around us, are NOT purely centered around US. Just as an individual may have the ambition to become wealthy, through his own efforts and labor, there are many others around him who would probably rather see him fail and become destitute. If his efforts are outmatched by the efforts of a plurality of others in opposition to his goals, he stands very little chance of success, until he is able to extricate himself from that environment, and into one more conducive this success. When such a predatory system is widespread, as in a governing system over the whole area or region, then his chances of success may be further limited or restrained. I tried to communicate this effect, and examples thereof, to several folks I knew. We do NOT always get what we want, no matter how hard we put our effort into it. This is a fact of life, NOT because he/she was not being “positive enough” in his/her thinking!

Whereas there are some things the individual may have some measure of control over. There are plenty of other things, events, and such that will take the combined efforts and contributions of multiple people to affect a desired result. It should already be well known in Wiccan circles, for example, that the more people who contribute their personal energies and focus towards a specific goal, the more likely that goal will materialize into an expected result. This goes right to the heart of “manifestation”. Some things can be accomplished (through corresponding action, of course) by the individual, and others need a little more help from multiple sympathetic minds. If it turns out to be one individual versus a crowd of opposers, the individual is most likely not going to prevail over that situation. That, again, is a FACT of life.

Then, We have the other question: “What about Free Will?”

Let’s see, the usual suspect when it comes to various kinds and instances of social injustices, is when those who choose to exercise their own free will to promote and even have an active hand in the committing of social injustices, is one prime example. The other, is in the “silent deniers” of these social injustices, down to the individual level, all on account of their religious and social “engineering” of the common memes of blaming the victim for his or her own sorry treatment by others. Thus, many of these so-called “spiritual” types who define these injustices as “self-manifested” have NO CLUE about the reality of Free Will and how social and personal injustices often remain uncorrected. “Visualization” is only a PART of the process of manifesting good, or bad things to happen. Another important (and often overlooked) part is ACTION. It takes ACTION to build a home. It takes ACTION to put a business into operation. It takes ACTION to materialize a work of art. It takes ACTION to do ill towards others. It takes ACTION to correct and provide relief from the ill-intentioned actions of others. It takes ACTION to implement the causes for the good, in the face of resistance and the il intent of others. It takes ACTION to begin and complete the process of manifestation. ALL magic workers should know this! – To Know (Visualize), To Will(Actually do it), To Dare(Finish the actual “doing” and send it on its way), and to “Be Silent” (let your efforts, all of them) come to fruition, and then realize the results. The Will to ACTION is an effort of Free Will.

Then we come to the conundrum of “Free Will”, and its place in our societies, along with where its limits should be respected.

This brings me a reminder of a saying one wise man once wrote:

” Your rights begin within you, and end where they touch against the rights of another. ” – This was to be understood much in the same fashion as how we view our “personal space”, where our personal space extends to as far as we can physically reach, without stepping within, uninvited – of course, the personal space of another. Very basic and very understandable, from a commonsense-point-of-view. If we were to be able to just “manifest” with only our own mindpower, all those things we wanted, regardless if they were to impinge upon another or not, would we not be violating the free will of the other? Would that not make us as unethical as the unwilling victim of our actions or “manifestations” think of us? Would this not create an “imbalance” in Nature and our Universe? – I seriously think so.

This is one of the reasons why we need to think of “opportunity costs” of our actions and desires. Everything, in Nature, the Universe, and in existence – en-total, has a potiental cost. Something needs to be taken out, for something else that is made from it, survive, and/or something new created from it. When something is just destroyed, killed, or in any other fashion brought to ruination without the purpose of rededicating it, or utilizing it to build or otherwise use for a creative purpose, is called waste! The general character and operation of the processes of Nature do not include wasting anything. Everything has its purpose, and everything – its time. Anything other, is waste and Nature wastes not, because there is a balance that must be maintained.

What seems to escape the minds of most of today’s “scientists” and anthropologists, especially those with similar thinking to that of Dr. Stephen Hawking:

The existence of “Free Will” as being a very natural occurrence, and not necessarily defined nor limited to the mere happenstance of “chemistry” in the brain.

This line of reasoning (oh REALLY?!?!? – Is THAT what they call it???) reflects the very base attitude that we, as a living being, amount to nothing more than a “bag of chemicals” and the resultant reactions between and among those chemicals. When we get into the habit of reducing the whole of life and living to as being “mechanical” and “predictable” upon the limiting premise that chemistry dictates all of our actions, thoughts, dreams, feelings, and various other intangible aspects of what we call “life”, then we also reduce who we look at life in terms of the natural tapestry. We reduce, down to the lowest denominator, the basic origins of creativity, dreaming, feeling, and expressing or otherwise reacting to certain situations and stimuli. We reduce the meaning of life to those narrowly-defined terms. This also negates any aspect or possibility that we find out new things and new experiences in the natural world around us. Thus, by saying the “collection of chemicals” and their resultant reactions being limited and finite, they are saying that human potential is just as limited and finite. Human creativity and thought, by nature, have the tendency to express themselves far outside of the societally-imposed limits and “standards”. THIS, is what many in the arena of political control, feel the need to set limits upon, and control through their systematic grid of command and control.

This train of thinking also seeks to minimize the idea of “individuality”, and what it means to be a unique individual. Most of the thinkers of this category truly believe we are all the same! It is not much different from their thoughts about other animal (and possibly plant, etc) species: They are regarded as being exactly them same also, regardless of the apparent individuality expressed by each member. This fits well into the societal image of everyone being exactly equal, with no characteristics to differentiate each individual. This is very wrong-headed thinking, and culturally repulsive to those who are supportive of recognizing individuals by their own unique worth, and their own efforts.

“Free Will” represents the boundless possibilities that can be achieved by those who express their creative, imaginative powers. It asserts its power, from the unleashed mind, to a vast array of decisions and actions, as part of the natural occurrence of life. Human beings are not the only species to evidence the existence of Free Will, but also other creatures. Free will also is well-expressed in various problem-solving methodologies. Even without the basis of a “formal education” (which oftentimes, a society sets strict limits on what is to be learned and how it is to be applied), the ability to solve problems, both small and larger, the more complex, is as natural a function as breathing, but is also a very conscious effort. Conditioned-response training and indoctrination” serves more to condition the individual to limit his/her thinking to within “acceptible norms” as in accord to “societal values and standards”. This conditioning is usually about combatting and minimalizing the expression of free will and any independent thought.

If there was no such thing as “free will”, and we were all to be exactly the same,

Then WHO would have invented the telephone? WHO would have made the observation that “gravity” exists and is present? WHO would have taken on the establishment church on its standing that the Earth was “flat” and not spherical? WHO would have observed and then recorded that the Earth was NOT the center of the Universe, but orbited around the Sun. So many examples to show that we are NOT all exactly the same. We may all look similar, but similarities are not as “sameness”. Our expressions inspired by the FACT of free will, alone, prove this. There is no need for arbitrary “scientific” validation and “peer-review” for what is already observable by everyone.

Finally,

The great disgrace that was meted out to the human societies by the establishment, imperialistic churches, was that it was a “sin”, an “imperfection” that was built into us, by God. This makes absolutely no sense if said creator God was “Perfect”, and had reason to gift Free Will to each and every one of us! What’s more, if free will was a “gift from God”, then WHY did many of these church organizations seek to eliminate free will, and the cherishing of it, through their sermons? Also, why did the church canons seem so heavy on scaring the congregations into marching in lock-step with the dictates of the church clergies, in complete and total violation of “God’s Law”, as represented in their doctrines and texts? If Free Will was a divine gift from God, then depriving God’s Children (us uncluded) should similarly be viewed as a violation of God’s Law (by THEIR “bibles”). I seriously believe many “priests”, “deacons”, and such should revisit their teachings and find the inconsistencies in their own practices. Some of the greatest works of art, architecture, and music (which many churches have endorsed and/or benefited from) came about from someone’s free will to create and share their creative works (or even have commissioned). The “church” has benefited from the free will of many others, to include from “donations” and contributions made freely, by those expressing their free will in the giving.

So, I hope this little post (“Little”? Really???) has helped to set some things straight. I sat on this article as a “draft” for quite a while, until such time was right for finishing it, and getting this off of my chest. Free Will plays a very important role in manifesting anything. The Laws of Attraction are only partially correct the way they are interpreted and applied. In order for creativity to exist and grow, is through the existence and practice of Free Will. The Will of one, will usually be out-weighed by the opposing Will of multiple others. If “Bad Things” happen to someone, and they do not result from the actions self-inflicted, they are usually from someone else who does not respect the one’s free will. There IS such thing as “evil”, and there ARE, in fact, evil people in this world!

– Rev. Dragon’s Eye,
Founder and Chief-Elder Dragon of the Temple,
TEMPLE OF THE ANCIENT DRAGONS

 

 

I’m Sorry but, Natural is Beautiful! Nature Rules. – Part 4


Continuing on this mini-series of articles:


 It has been a while since I last wrote anything along the lines of this mini-series.

Therefore,

Perhaps it is time to visit this subject area some more? Here it is, about a year or so since my last posting to this series, and the crescendo and “chorus calls” for further merging “man with machine” grows ever louder still. It is almost as if a cult following is brewing around the technocratic world to push the limits of reality (our rather limited view of, anyway) into the “outer limits” of human experience. Is it truly possible to completely digitize, and then reproduce from the digital recording, all of a being’s total experiences; feelings; perceptions; and the totality of “being Alive” into a true, complete reproduction of the original being’s state of Life? As some of the more technically-savvy folks may know as common fact, digitizing the analog of video, audio, and even still portraits, results in a loss of clarity, resolution, and various other little bits of data and information that completely describe and “bring to life” the aspects of the original. When trying to convert the digitized copy back towards its original state, these losses can vary from the imperceptible (to the human senses, anyway) to the very great. There is still a “lossy” component to all of this conversion and duplication, when using any form of artificial means to accomplish this task. In essence, “perfection” is, itself, lost in the conversion process. The “copy” MAY resemble the original, but it is still far less a “perfect copy”.

Another depth to approach this subject and the problem of “Nature-to-Machine” transference and ‘hybridization’ (there is no breeding aspect at play here), is that technology can, at best, simulate a reality, rather than create a reality the way Nature has done. When we make a digital conversion and/or copy, our copy becomes more the approximated “simulation” of the real original. To simulate, is to “pretend” it is as the “real McCoy”, and sometimes treat it is real, though it is only simulated. Any artificial machine, even be it the most powerful super-computing systems in the world, is vastly limited in its abilities to render a “reality” in anything close to how Nature creates and renders a reality! The human brain alone, is still one of the most complex computing machines without equal! The human brain computes at far greater depths and resolutions than any computer ever could. This is because the human brain, or any living brain for that matter, is not limited to a basic set of calculations, algorithms, “tables”, or any other simulated process of events and sequences. It is not limited to a specific, identifiable, “standardized” number set or instruction set. Therefore, the brain can truly reproduce certain experiences and images far closer to the quality of the original experiences and images that were first introduced to it. Sure, the “resolution” of the reproductions may suffer somewhat, all because we rely very much on a linear spoken and written language, and/or our ability to reproduce such on a canvas. Nonetheless, those things experienced within the mind, and housed in the brain, are experiences that become a part of our lives. This is as Nature intended, for mankind, animalkind, and plantkind. It is thought that some protozoa and smaller life forms could also have a certain “memory” and experiences too.

Another area I would like to speak about:

The merging of man to machine.

How do we really reconcile the differences between that which is natural, with that which is artificial? When we talk about artificial or “manufactured” (presumably from an automated assembly line process) as opposed to “natural”, what often gets very little discussion in those kinds of exchanges; The element of “sameness”, as opposed to “uniqueness”. When something is mass-manufactured, virtually every product from that process is going to be very much the same (except for the occasional inconsistency, and the ever-so-slight imperfections in material, etc.). Still, the sameness of the end product is unmistakeable. Nature, on the other hand, creates “similarities”, but each and every individual still has a certain amount of recognizable “uniqueness”, especially evident in certain physical and habitual traits. Not every dog will behave the same way, to the same stimulus, in the same environment, at the very same time. Each and every dog has a certain individuality, based on its own life’s experiences, the environment it was reared in, and the associations with others (who themselves, were individuals). This is often reflected in certain behavioral traits and mannerisms, even to the slightest degree. Not every horse will behave exactly as the next horse, and so on, and so on, and so on. Each and every horse, is a unique individual. The same could be said of every single species we have been able to identify, and ascertain its general, similar behavioral habits, and be able to observe occasional variations by individuals. Nature, is about uniqueness, and also perfects the ability of these unique individuals to still play an active part of the “Natural Tapestry of Life and Existence” and thrive.

Anyway,

Whereas there may be ways to merge the physical differences between Carbon-based systems (like us, and all Natural Life around us) and Silicon-Germanium-Osmium-(and whatever other metallic materials)-based systems in ordered to conjoin them together as a singular system “unit”, there is still much to be explained about the differences in the intangible aspects, and how to ably merge them into a compatible union. If it took many, many years of figuring out how to merge the physical aspects, and with multiple billions-of-dollars-worth of technology invested in that pursuit, then HOW much more time would be needed to research the basis of personality, experience, memory, and all the other “intangibles” relating to life, and how to make the technological equivalents to them compatible enough to safely merge them together? (I know! A very long-winded question, but one that should be asked.)

Has any one of these scientists, innovators, technicians, technologists, etc. ever thought to ask such a thought-provoking question as this one? Has anyone ever seriously thought that there is certainly MORE to being Human, and even being Alive, than just the mere physical presence? Some “scientists” think that our physical presence, and its attendant collection of chemicals – reacting in such patterns – are what define us in the totality. At least, the Stephen Hawkings’ of the world believe so. What about how it is that we each of us have individual experiences, that are very often quite different from those of others around us? What about the fact that even identical twins (or identical “siblings”), even when reared in the same home, fed the same foods, and treated the very same fashion, can STILL express a certain amount of individual uniqueness – in spite of the “sameness” of the childhood upbringing?!?!? – The Hawkings’, Freuds’, and others of like mindset, simply can not honestly ponder an honest answer to that question, without defaulting to the establishment-acceptable type of answer that it is “all chemical”, and that our feelings, emotional states, memories, and even particular likes and dislikes are all governed by chemistry. So this is what many in the “Trans-Humanism” crowd think is what makes us all “biologically suitable” for the great “singularity” of man-and-machine.

Nature, on the other hand, does not think so!

Another aspect of these differences between Nature and technology:

The method by which duplication is accomplished, and to what effect or result.

Technological means of duplication (or “reproduction”) must rely on creating (near) exact copies of the original. These copies must, necessarily, be “translatable” to the form recognizable by the technology in order for it to work with the data in question. This means that the original “data” needs to be “simulated” by being “digitized”, and resulting in a loss of quality and resolution, in order for a “copy” to made from it. So, we are simply making “lossy” copies of a “lossy” copy of the original. Usually, a duplication is expected to be AS GOOD AS or perhaps (in the Natural way) something of an improvement from the original (like something akin to an evolutionary change, by expression of the more-suitable genetic traits for enhanced survival of the individual). A technological answer to the degradation of quality of the copies is usually by “approximating” the missing values by some means of calculations and “assumptions” on what needs to “fill in the blanks”! These missing pieces may be entirely different values, than from what is “assumed” to be suitable to fill in this blank spaces. These assumed values may even introduce more “errors” into the copies.

Now, what often happens when copies of copies of copies, for several “generations”, keep accumulating more of these “statistical errors” with each and every duplication? Eventually, you have a completely unworkable, unusable, and perhaps even unidentifiable copy that looks very little like the original. What means and ways are there to actually correct and compensate for the accumulation of these calculated statistical errors, from several generation-copies, especially when the stable original is no longer available? Nature’s answer was in the Mitochondrial DNA (some think of as the “genetic library or – parts-box -” for use in repairing damaged DNA). Nature has so many layers of redundancies and “checks-and-balances” built right into the bodies, down to the cellular level, to maximize the survivability of the individual and his/her species. The technological “solution” has still YET to maximize its abilities to redundantly protect, from losses, its data from failing, and eventually – being totally lost. Some would say that “Life” is fragile, but the technological “solution” is easily far more fragile and corruptible in the nature of its very existence, and how it implements its “solutions”. Even one slight miscalculation or inaccurate assumption of a value, can greatly increase the risk of errors, or even eventual total loss, let alone usability of the data and/or product.

The act of Creation as opposed to Simulation and Rendering:

Creation is purely a mental activity that requires actual thinking, to which machines’ abilities at thinking still lag far behind the ability of a living brain’s.

A good question to ask one of these technologists: “Can a machine truly be as creative as a living brain?”

To that, I answer “No”, and I will explain why.

A machine is severely restricted in its ability to “think”. What is considered “thinking”, in a machine’s terms, is in reality, a series of calculations based on a set of instructions that the machine is given. The instructions are coded according to a set of “programming rules”, as dictated in the specifications of the programming language that was used to code those instructions. There is very little room for “randomness” and incidentals, because machines (computers, in the specific) expect and REQUIRE a specific structure and organization of instructions and data, and a specific sequence in which to execute those instructions upon that data. The first “law” of programming I learned many years ago: “G.I.G.O.”, which stood for: “Garbage In, Garbage Out.” In other words, if a specific “program” (a set of instructions to perform a specific task or set of tasks) is improperly “coded”, and/or its containing instructions are out of proper sequence, your program may yield incorrect/inaccurate results, or not function at all. A computer knows very little about “fudging” results and or remediating an issue without the proper set of instructions to handle those “unusual” situations or conditions. Thus, a computer, as an artificial “brain”, becomes useless for performing the task as desired, until the program code is reworked, and its instructions coded to execute in a proper sequence. The “sequence” of instructions is also called its “program flow”, or “execution flow”. One diagrams this on a “flow chart”.

To a computer, each and every instruction must be exact and accurate, down to the smallest step, in what is to happen next. Therefore, computers (and other machines) are very literal and exact. A machine can not make a “guess” without being told EXACTLY how to guess and when to guess and what to guess. It is all based on multiple steps of mathematical calculations and “decision-making” (that is, in “if’s”, “and’s”, “or’s”, “then’s”, “when’s”, “else’s”, etc. . .) tests of various results, etc. The limits of the types of results, to tests for in these “decision-loops” must be built into the program’s code. They are static until they are changed by the programmer, and then recompiled and deployed to the computer. There are definite limits inherent to nature of computing. Because of these limits by construction, a computer’s ability to “think” is very limited, very literal, and very precise in its effects and doings. It simply can NOT “think on its own”. It needs to be “told” how to think, what to think, when (if applicable) to think, and to what depth it needs to “think” the expectable solution to be. Creativity requires a lot of thinking and the resultant “decision-making” throughout the entire creative process, even though much of this thinking and decision-making is not so obvious to the creator.

If we are talking about rendering the essence of a human being’s life into digital form, we stand a great chance of losing some of the most important characteristics of what it is to be “human”, to include the genuine ability to create. This is the nature of “digitizing” a copy of anything from an actual existing thing: We WILL LOSE quality and resolution along the conversion process; enough to lose some of the most important aspects of the individuality of that actual thing. Is THIS really such an “improvement” over Nature, especially when we chance to lose some detail that was originally there in the natural form? So, at best, a machine – even as advanced in technology as a computer – is only capable of simulating and/or rendering a simulated copy of the real thing, but not actually creating from itself.

Next: Part 5 – How “Being Human” really matters, and trans-humanism’s ideologies conflict with the concept of being a Natural Human. (Supremacy-over-Nature lunacy.)

– Rev. Dragon’s Eye,
Founder and Chief-Elder Dragon of the Temple,
TEMPLE OF THE ANCIENT DRAGONS

 

Attention UK Shamans! : The Government May Have Just Banned Everything.


Bans

The Government’s fear that someone might take a drug and have a nice time is only getting worse, judging by an upcoming bill that implies that anything and everything that has any effect on you whatsoever will be made illegal.

From: THE INDEPENDENT,
Christopher Hooton,
Friday 29 May 2015,


 

It’s not written in law yet, but the tease in the Queen’s Speech doesn’t sound too gorgeous (emphasis my own):

“The Bill would make it an offence to produce, supply, offer to supply, possess with intent to supply, import or export psychoactive substances; that is, any substance intended for human consumption that is capable of producing a psychoactive effect. The maximum sentence would be seven years’ imprisonment.”

As politics.co.uk points out, you could argue that your mum’s cooking is a psychoactive substance if it gives you a feeling of happiness. The same could be said for a calming cup of tea.

OK, so obviously the bill won’t get that silly, but this does highlight how confused and capricious the Government’s approach to drugs is.

. . . more here . . .

FROM THE POSTER:

This just makes further the cause of standing firm against the over-reach of “big government”. There are many beneficial uses of various natural “entheogenic” plants and substances, especially in healing and medicine. Then, there is also the other problem: When overly-broad policies, like this one, become “law”, they are usually not too hard in the future to expand the definitions and applicability of those laws, to include even other substances that were not originally intended to be controlled. (Just look at the example of “gun-control laws”, and how they are constantly expanded in scope to include other weapons that were not originally intended to be covered in that/those law(s).)

In otherwords, how long will it be before there is a push to include all natural vitamins, nutrients, and even vegetable garden products in this “law”?

– Rev. Dragon’s Eye,
Founder and Chief-Elder Dragon of the Temple,
TEMPLE OF THE ANCIENT DRAGONS

 

 

Police Seize 10 Children From ‘Off-Grid’ Homeschool Family.


Authorities targeting Americans with traditional, rural lifestyles.

Naugler Family photo
The Naugler Family.

by Paul Joseph Watson,
Infowars.com,
May 8, 2015


Police seized ten children from an “off grid” homeschool family in Kentucky on Wednesday after receiving an anonymous tip about the family’s traditional lifestyle.

The nightmare story began when sheriff’s officers set up a blockade around Joe and Nicole Naugler’s rural property before entering the premises. Eight of the kids were out with their father but Nicole and two of her oldest children were at home. Nicole attempted to drive away but was subsequently stopped and arrested for resisting (attempting to prevent officers from taking her two boys away).

The sheriff then demanded Joe Naugler turn over the other eight children by 10am the next day or face felony charges, an order with which he complied.

“They are an extremely happy family,” said family friend Pace Ellsworth, who asserts that the Nauglers were targeted because of their “back to basics life” and their decision to homeschool their children.

Friends reported no concerns about how the children were being treated by the parents, who follow an educational model called “unschooling” where the children decide their own curriculum based on the subjects that interest them and what their strengths are.

“This is the natural way to live,” said Ellsworth. “It’s actually a growing movement. They want to have a personal education and not a factory education. They are completely open about their life. Everyone is learning by living. They are all extremely intelligent.”

The family’s Facebook page – entitled “My Blessed Little Homestead,” is a charming testament to their way of life. The Naugler children are obviously living a blissful “free range” lifestyle amongst 26 acres of land in Breckinridge County.

“They frequently post pictures and videos of their children, animals and their off-grid life,” reports Off the Grid News. “A May 5 post showed a video of a toddler, Mosiah, learning to walk. An April 24 post showed a happy family, gathering around a campfire, roasting marshmallows.”

The family have set up a GoFundMe page to try and raise money for legal expenses.

A website for the family spells out their plight with the heart-wrenching words; “This Kentucky family of 12 people, 6 dogs, 2 farm cats and a few random farm animals was just torn apart. Their crime: Living a simple, back to basics life.”

This shocking story once again illustrates how families attempting to simply get on with their lives in a traditional manner are being treated as extremists by other Americans, snitched on, and targeted by authorities.

Meanwhile, in New Jersey, a WND report highlights how parents were interrogated by a CPS caseworker who questioned Christopher Zimmer and his wife Nicole, “on everything from their son’s homeschool education to questions about vaccines and guns in the house.”

Michelle Marchese aggressively demanded to enter the property after asserting Christopher Zimmer Jr. was not getting a “proper education.” Police subsequently arrived and allowed Marchese to enter the home before conducting a warrantless search.

The Zimmers are now suing the CPS for $60 million in a case before the U.S. District Court in Trenton.


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COMMENT FROM THE (RE)POSTER:

Another fine example of the control-freaks’ agenda: Control all life by out-lawing Nature and all things good! There are more than enough wide-awake folks seeing what is happening with our “modern society”, and it is not good. This also goes in line with the various municipalities’ and states’ onerous laws against home gardens, powering off-grid, and even home well-water.

Some other fine examples of a “society” going way off the deep end:


OUTLAWING RAINWATER COLLECTION:

  1. http://www.mnn.com/your-home/at-home/blogs/oregon-man-in-possession-of-13-million-gallons-of-illicit-rainwater
  2. http://cnsnews.com/news/article/oregon-man-sentenced-30-days-jail-collecting-rainwater-his-property
  3. http://www.naturalnews.com/046359_oregon_rainwater_collection_big_governemnt.html

LAWS AND CODES AGAINST HOME-(VEGETABLE-)GARDENS:

  1. http://reason.com/blog/2011/04/01/yes-your-home-garden-is-agains
  2. http://www.knowthelies.com/?q=node/4082
  3. http://www.ehow.com/list_6615283_laws-against-back-yard-gardening.html
  4. http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/08/08/planting-vegetable-gardens.aspx
  5. http://business.time.com/2013/04/22/code-police-6-things-that-may-surprisingly-be-banned-in-your-front-yard/

LAWS AND CODES AGAINST “OFF-GRID” LIVING (INCLUDING FROM RUNNING WATER AND ELECTRICAL UTILITIES):

  1. http://www.collective-evolution.com/2014/03/09/florida-makes-off-grid-living-illegal-mandates-all-homes-must-be-connected-to-an-electricity-grid/
  2. http://offgridsurvival.com/livingoffthegridcrime/
  3. http://www.lastminutesurvival.com/2015/01/04/florida-outlaws-off-the-grid-living/

So WHERE do we go from here? ? ?

Those of us who are trying to recreate the Pagan lifestyle and experiences, are having our basic Natural rights attacked left and right. I have written and re-posted several articles on problems with our modern-day “pro-vaccine-mentality”, and just how dangerous to our collective (and especially, individual) health is! Yet, there are many separate moves in the states (and the federal level) to completely do away with our choice to NOT “partake” of this thing called “modern medical marvels of medicine”. Hell! The UNITED STATES OF AMERICA is the ONLY country that refuses to inform the average grocery consumer of what’s in our food and toiletries!

Are we truly a FREE SOCIETY in these UNITED STATES? ? ?

When are WE, as Pagans, Naturalists, and all others who are concerned about our growing health problems, going to collectively protect what little in the name of rights we have left? ? ? It is waaaaay past time to put a complete stop to all of the buy-outs, payola, and all forms and causes of BRIBES that simply sell off the remainder of our basic rights to existence.

I want to here from YOU, my Brothers and Sisters! PLEASE!

Speak up and cogitate some ideas on how we all could come together and truly change this! (All comments from elsewhere around the world are ALSO WELCOME and encouraged.)

– Rev. Dragon’s Eye,
Founder and Chief-Elder Dragon of the Temple,
TEMPLE OF THE ANCIENT DRAGONS

Marriage is too Sacred for the State to Remain Involved in It!


The reason for this quick little post:

When it comes to the raging debate about the validity of “marriage”, and its attendant side-discussions, one thing is always missed when it comes to these debates, – WHY should the STATE be in the position to decide which marriages and/or unions are legitimate, from those which it decides are not? ? ?

What galls the heck out of me: These so-called “civil-rights” campaigners/groups (being as politically-connected and all) decide WHOSE rights are more important than the rights of others (especially in declining the rights of ideological opposites)! The very same kinds of futile arguments in the political spheres of influence rage on about “race”, “men vs. women”, and all that devisive talk about one side always being the victim of the other side’s differences. It’s time to drop these pointless charades, and see the real dangers for what they really are: TOO MUCH POWER AND “AUTHORITY” IN THE HANDS OF THOSE UNFIT TO WIELD THEM! – That is especially grievous towards the Dragonic Honor Code: “Let not He, who is unfit to rule, rule over Thee!

Marriage, or any Sacred Union, is the response and responsibility of the Unifying parties, NOT the STATE, nor anyone else outside of that union. It is a personal choice, and a cooperative agreement between/among consenting-age individuals.

Marriage, or any Sacred Union, should be recognized by the God(s) and/or Goddess(es), as the individual-unifying parties see as their blessors and ablers.

Marriage, or any Sacred Union, is far too Sacred to be enchained to the whims of money, and any subjective constraint on the part of outside parties.

If we want any peace, for once and for all, concerning the issue of marriages and equal protections and considerations thereof; Then we need to bring back the old, truthful Common-Law Marriages, and get the STATE out of the “business” of marriages. Then, and ONLY then, will the magic of Free and Open Market fairly judge and make available, the services to every kind of marriage and Sacred Union possible – without strings attached!