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Forbidden Archeology: The Hidden History of the Human Race by Michael A. Cremo and Richard L. Thompson quickly became a best selling underground classic, with over 200,000 copies sold and translations in more than 13 languages. This massive work spawned waves of resistance and wonder amongst the scientific community, with over 900 pages of well-documented evidence suggesting that modern man did not evolve from ape man, but instead has co-existed with apes for millions of years!
Speciation is the evolutionary process by which new biological species arise. The biologist Orator F. Cook seems to have been the first to coin the term 'speciation' for the splitting of lineages or "cladogenesis," as opposed to "anagenesis" or "phyletic evolution" occurring within lineages. Whether genetic drift is a minor or major contributor to speciation is the subject matter of much ongoing discussion.
Conditions that lead to invasion
Scientists include species- and ecosystem factors among the mechanisms, that when combined establish invasiveness in a newly introduced species.
Freemasonry is a fraternal organisation that traces its origins to the loose organization of medieval Stonemasonry. Early organizational forms included "lodges," incorporations, and craft guilds. Early Freemasonry based on craft labour is known as Operative Freemasonry, while the modern, more philosophical form of Freemasonry is known as Speculative Freemasonry.
The Declaration of Independence is a statement adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, which announced that the 13 American colonies, then at war with Great Britain, regarded themselves as independent states, and no longer a part of the British Empire. Instead they formed a union that would become a new nation—the United States of America. John Adams was a leader in pushing for independence, which was unanimously approved on July 2. A committee had already drafted the formal declaration, to be ready when congress voted on independence.
Common Sense is a pamphlet written by Thomas Paine. It was first published anonymously on January 10, 1776, at the beginning of the American Revolution. Common Sense was signed "Written by an Englishman", and it became an immediate success. In relative proportion to the population of the colonies at that time, 2.5 million Americans, it had the largest sale and circulation of any book published in American history. Common Sense presented the American colonists with an argument for freedom from British rule at a time when the question of seeking independence was still undecided. Paine wrote and reasoned in a style that common people understood. Forgoing the philosophical and Latin references used by Enlightenment era writers, he structured Common Sense as if it were a sermon, and relied on Biblical references to make his case to the people. He connected independence with common dissenting Protestant beliefs as a means to present a distinctly American political identity. Historian Gordon S. Wood described Common Sense as "the most incendiary and popular pamphlet of the entire revolutionary era".
The Articles of Confederation, formally the Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union, was an agreement among the 13 founding states that established the United States of America as a confederation of sovereign states and served as its first constitution. Its drafting by the Continental Congress began in mid-1776, and an approved version was sent to the states for ratification in late 1777. The formal ratification by all 13 states was completed in early 1781. Even when not yet ratified, the Articles provided domestic and international legitimacy for the Continental Congress to direct the American Revolutionary War, conduct diplomacy with Europe and deal with territorial issues and Native American relations.
The Whiskey Rebellion, or Whiskey Insurrection, was a tax protest in the United States beginning in 1791, during the presidency of George Washington. Farmers who used their leftover grain and corn in the form of whiskey as a medium of exchange were forced to pay a new tax. The tax was a part of treasury secretary Alexander Hamilton's program to increase central government power, in particular to fund his policy of assuming the war debt of those states which had failed to pay. The farmers who resisted, many war veterans, contended that they were fighting for the principles of the American Revolution, in particular against taxation without local representation, while the Federal government maintained the taxes were the legal expression of the taxation powers of Congress.
Magical will may exert its effects directly on the universe, or it may use symbols or sigils as intermediaries. The creation of direct effects, like prescience in divination, represents a high point in the art and is just as elusive. Making things happen by either method is referred to as the art of enchanting or the casting of enchantments.
From a magical point of view, it is axiomatic that we have created the world in which we exist. Looking about himself, the magician can say "thus have I willed," or "thus do I perceive," or more accurately, "thus does my Kia manifest." It may seen strange to have willed such limiting circumstances, but any form of dualistic manifestation or existence implies limits. If the Kia had willed a different set of limitations, it would have incarnated elsewhere.
The tendency of things to continue to exist, even when unobserved, is due to their having their being in Chaos. The magician can only change something if he can "match" the Chaos which is upholding the normal event.
This is the same as becoming one with the source of the event. His will becomes the will of the universe in some particular aspect. It is for this reason that people who witness real magical happenings at close range are sometimes overcome with nausea and may even die. The part of their Kia or life force which was upholding the normal reality is forcibly altered when the abnormal occurs. If this type of magic is attempted with a number of people working in perfect synchronization, it works much better. Conversely, it is even more difficult to perform in front of many persons, all of whom are upholding the ordinary course of events.
In trying to develop the will, the most fatal pitfall is to confuse will with the chauvinism of the ego. Will is not will-power, virility, obstinancy, or hardness. Will is unity of desire. Will expresses itself best against no resistance when its action passes unnoticed. Only when the mind is in a state of multiple desire do we witness the idiot agonizations of will-power. Pitting oneself against various oaths, abstentions, and tests is merely to set up conflicts in the mind. The will always manifests as the victory of the strongest desire, yet the ego reacts with disgust if its chosen desire fails.
The physical part of ourselves is very touchy about Chaos and Magic; in fact, our mind abhors these things and there is a very powerful censor mechanism that prevents us from using or noticing all but a small fraction of it. When people are presented with real magical events they somehow manage not to notice. If they are forced to notice something incontrovertibly magical they may become terrified, nauseated, and ill. The Psychic Censor shields us from intrusions from other realities. It edits out most telepathic communication, blinds us to prescience, and reduces our ability to register significant coincidences, or recall dreams. The psychic censor is not just
put there out of divine malice; ordinary physical life would be impossible without it. It would be like living permanently under the influence of hallucinogens.
The consciousness-force in us that appears as the root of will and perception can be called Kia. This Kia has no form. Any form of innate or divinely sanctioned motive that one may seem to have found in it is an illusion. It is this void at the center of one's being which is the real Holy Guardian Angel. The psychic censor, on
the other hand, is a material thing which protects the mind from magic and from being overwhelmed by the awesome strangeness of the psychic dimension which appears to us as chaos. Magicians have a number of tricks up their sleeves for selectively bypassing the psychic censor. The censor is more active on some levels of consciousness than others. On the dream level, the perception, and sometimes the will, has more freedom to act magically, but the censor will often succeed in preventing either the command to do this from penetrating the dream level, or prevent the memory of it being available on the awareness level. The awareness level — on which we are conscious of thinking and being emotional — is given the greatest degree of protection by the censor, and many magical techniques are designed to draw consciousness away from this level. The robotic level on which we perform automatic tasks is less well-protected. In a state of absent-minded preoccupation, strange flashes of almost subliminal perception may occur, but the censor often acts to prevent these from fully entering awareness. If this barrier can be overcome, an almost maddening volume of telepathy, short-term precognition, and improbable coincidence can be perceived. The gnostic level of quiescent concentration or ecstatic excitement is the least protected by the censor, because in this level much of the mind is silenced. Consequently, most effective magical systems have developed one or more methods of entering this level deliberately.
All humans dream each night of their lives, but few can regularly recount their experiences even a few minutes after waking. Dream experiences are so incongruous that the brain learns to prevent them interfering with waking consciousness. The magician aims to gain full access to the dream plane and to assume control of it. The attempt to do this invariably involves the magician in a deadly and bizarre battle with his own psychic censor, which will use almost any tactics to deny him these experiences.
The only method of gaining full access to the dream plane is to keep a book and writing instrument next to the place of sleeping at all times. In this, record the details of all dreams as soon as possible after waking.
To assume conscious control over the dream state, it is necessary to select a topic for dreaming. The magician should start with simple experiences, such as the desire to see a particular object (real or imaginary) and master this before attempting divination or exteriorization. The dream is set up by strongly visualizing the desired topic in an otherwise silenced mind, immediately before sleep. For more complex experiences the method of sigils may be employed. A record of dreams is best kept separate from the magical record as it tends to become voluminous. However any significant success should be transferred into the magical diary.
Originally posted by ripcontrol
reply to post by vethumanbeing
I have a special assignment I ask of you.
for everyone reading this thread would you be so kind as to go back for all your post on this thread and condense it into one or two or three post. Organize it as you see fit.
this way everyone can see your point of view. You have made some interesting points however you have not organize them and a semi coherent way.
if you would be so kind of the ones that are following this thread want to see what you're saying. I can kinda see some of your points, however I get lost in part of the ramblings myself.please if you would be so kind sir, would you organize that into one or two post
Originally posted by Nemox42
reply to post by CirqueDeTruth
Playing with ceremonial magik, can be very dangerous. Alot of people who search through to learn about this stuff , often open doorways to other places, or attract the presences of unwelcome entities, or just don't know how to protect themselves and they incur the wraith of whatever it is they tried to summon or make a pact with.
I watched a interview with a high level ceremonial magician who was trying to summon some deity/demon. He did it in his garage, and when the thing appeared he had himself in a protective circle. For hours, the thing had him trapped in the circle. The thing finally tricked him into thinking his house phone was ringing and when he stuck his hand out of his protective circle to grab it, the thing took him.
You all may not know this, but religion itself is a form of magic practice. Millions of people on earth practice a form of magic everyday and they don't know it.
Originally posted by ripcontrol
For all of you who have asked me both recently and a long time ago
So you want to practice magic.. Well I usually charge a million dollars an hour.. But I tell you what, for you.. just for you I will give you a free sample..
(please note these views do not represent ATS or its members or me )
I am a cruel teacher
You do not pick something up, later on spell go boom in your face, I take no responsibility
You do magic and do not like the results.. tough luck buddy you do not properly preplan it is on your head
First choice you have to make:
Of which I suffer no consequences
Do you want the American method or the Russian method?
understand the theory and intensive training
billion dollar pen writes in space
number two pencil- still works after half a bottle of vodka
So cherry pick at your expense (enjoy)
This is going to be simple..
Your first assignment is this
Keep a diary entry of your days event
we will use this to build on... and you will need it
No excuses.. EVERY day I want you to make an entry of your days events and the details of them..
You go back and do two in one day.. You fail
oh its worthless and you do not do it.. You fail
Please note I am being a hypocrite but your the one wanting to practice
The first two weeks will be the hardest as you try to discipline yourself to make those entries every day..
If you fail.. no respawn point.. start two weeks over
Now with our assignment out of the way Lets start the conversation out the same way I got it
WHAT IS MAGIC?
Well what is it
To keep silent
the universe is magic
what a mage practices?
I cheated and just nodded my head...
The truth is I did not know what the answer was..
What I have found
everything is interconnected
Practioner affects the experiment
energy manipulation is different then classical magic
Psychic is different then classical magic
Science is the scientific method everything else is button sorting
Past science experiments have magical side effects..
Yall ready for this ride...
Dianieic - (check spelling)
This week you can respond with any types of magic you know of
The key to this is several things
You have to hand write all your diary /journal entries- typing does not count
Same for definitions-
you have to hand write them...
I will not defend the reasons for last two statements it is do nor do not
Here is the first key so to speak.. the definitions are how your mind structures reality.. feel free to disagree with my interpretations on defs.. the 7 p's are on your head
By writing the journal you..
You almost got it for free..
You have one other assignment separate but equal to the above one..
You have to find a hobby completely separate from practicing magic.. and the amount of energy you put into practicing magic has to equally go into practicing hobby X
Hour for hour second for second..
Lets say your learning to play guitar and spend two hours with it..
Well your practicing guitar means two hours of magic practicing..
One day you will understand. You can change hobbies if you become bored with it.. (your weaknesses will expose themselves to you...) but it has to have equal time
-any you think of that are not on the list yet post
GET A HOBBY
Welcome to the world of being a mage..
If your real good we will cover money magics.. it will be your favorite and least favorite parts... For now
Wax On / Wax Off
Jacket on/ Jacket off
Just so you know... small print you can skip reading..
This is called a year and a day most of the time for a reason.. You have things change for you.. it will change quickly.. You have to have the mental toughness or well.. enjoy.. the SHTF warning has been given..
New christian go through the same thing as do all practitioners of religions...
We can discuss this as well if you want.. I have my own theories...
We are energy
change thought process change the energy
Environment responds differently
Proceed at own risk
Originally posted by twohawks
reply to post by ripcontrol
Rip, I sent you three private apologizes for the pm you posted on the thread. I understand your need not to respond to my apologizes in a pm so here is my apology in public! Rip, I threatened you with sending you to the deepest pits of he'll for not responding to your students if they found they had inquiries to that which you were teaching them. I am paraphrasing. It was a written threat which I had no business making. I repeat, Ripcontrol was in no way responsible for for the perceived threat I experienced at the time.e I sent him this pm. I was reacting to a thirty year old perceived threat from abandonment issues that lead me into pursuing"real majic to begin with.
RIP, I sincerely, sincerely apologize, May peace be with you!