Sunday, April 22, 2018

Wild Wild Country, or the Kingdoms of the Cults


By now you've probably heard of--if not seen-- the Netflix documentary series Wild Wild Country about Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh's (AKA Osho) cult and their takeover of a tiny city in rural Oregon in the 1980s. It's a fascinating story, one that I remember watching news reports on back in the day quite well.

This being the 80s, the spin generally tended to veer towards, "look at these crazy cultists, up there rutting and chanting and losing their marbles. Aren't they horrible? Isn't this an affront to our American way of life?" To which my response tended to be along the lines of, "Holy crap, that place looks awesome."

Hormones. They cloud the mind.

I was only barely aware of all the conflict-- plus y'know, the bioterrorism-- at the time. But in watching this series it seems fairly apparent--at least to me-- that the real problem there was Osho's Lady MacBeth of a major domo Ma Anand Sheela and her little coven of sociopaths. 

The series is extraordinarily sympathetic to Sheela but a look at the history and her obnoxious appearances on talk shows and what-not pretty much speaks for itself. Evil witch, albeit one who seems to be working to redeem herself.

Mind you, Osho himself isn't exactly my cuppa joe but I do know a few serious people who think he was the real deal. And his operation in India is still going strong, probably stronger than ever.  And he had to be packing some kind of mojo to amass the following he did. 

I don't see the attraction myself, but I am looking at the story through the eyes of the mainstream media, who seem intrinsically hostile to the man and his movement.

Now, it's tempting to dismiss all cults as intelligence cutouts--I've been known to entertain those notions myself now and then-- but I think the litmus test here is how the authorities react to them. If it ends up getting plunger-fucked, that cult probably wasn't a cutout.

So there you have it.

Americans tend to see their government as essentially neutral when it comes to how you choose to conduct your life and associate with others (or at least we used to), but all you need to is step outside the common-accepted social arrangements to see just how fast and how hard the government can bring the hammer down on your skull. 

Any government, really. 

Organizing yourself to exercise independence from the system is not only frowned upon, it's usually crushed, often with supreme violence.


So with cults making the news again, you can't help but wonder; is the transgression here the various crimes they might be accused of, or is it trying to organize yourself in opposition to the system at a time when that system is becoming more totalizing than ever before in my lifetime? 

I'm sorry, I just think that way. Can't help it. Growing up in Braintree and all.

We're hearing now about the arrest of Smallville star Allison Mack for the role of procuring sex slaves for her cult leader, but are we to believe no one knew about this guy's dating methods all along? I remember reading about this particular cult years ago, even the branding business sounds familiar (I don't really care enough about this bunch to look it up--sorry). Is all this some new revelation or did the cult forget to grease the right palms last month? 

I have no dog in this fight-- and I think this allegedly sex-mad bozo is as insipid and dreary as our wayward Miss Mack here is charming and adorable -- but why now? What changed?



Of course we have the example of the Branch Davidian siege and massacre 25 years ago, based on a raft of charges and accusations that have since been proven to be deliberate lies for the most part. 

David Koresh and his group weren't my cup of tea either but I can't help but wonder if the long, flame-throwing arm of John Law wasn't searching around for examples to be made and pinned the tail on that particular donkey. 

Maybe things got out of hand, maybe they went strictly according to plan, who can say? I guess we'll never know. Sucks to be you, Branchers.

You see, that was a different time and you had a lot of folks slapped into reality by the Gulf War and its aftermath. And a lot of those who were looking around, not really liking what they saw much and wondering if maybe there was another way. In that regard it wasn't much different than what the hippie counterculture -- meaning the real hippies, not the LARP hippies of Laurel Canyon et al-- found themselves dealing with. 

Former 60s radical John Sinclair put it rather bluntly when asked in the early 90s what happened to the Movement. "We got our asses kicked, man," Sinclair glumly replied.

So you may notice that there seem to be all kinds of cults out there these days, usually flying beneath the radar of the mainstream media-- who seem primarily fixated on sniffing each other's farts and pretending they're afraid of Trump-- but breakaway communities? Well, if so, they're keeping a low profile. 

Quite wisely, I might add.



The thing is though that the Rajneeshpuram saga really said a lot about America and about how successful communities are built and how they decay. 

Those old cowboys who got themselves so worked up about the Osho nuts were all the descendants of cultists themselves. The Old West wasn't won by nice, obedient, bourgeois types, it was won by religious fanatics, many of whom were fired up by the Third Great Awakening. 

You see, nothing truly meaningful ever gets done without belief and faith. It's only the power of belief in something greater than the mere self that inspires the kind of sacrifice needed to overcome the kinds of hardships and tragedies that any great enterprise requires. 

Once you lose that fire, it's only a matter of time before your culture finds yourself circling the drain. Argue if you like, but the data is in.

Take the documentary Holy Hell-- about the rather odd Buddhafield cult that sprang up in 80s LA-- shows exactly how this works. As cults go, Buddhafield was relatively benign and no one can say that its members didn't have the time of their lives for an enviably-long time.

And it was the cult's devotion that this weirdly-charismatic ex-gay porn star that inspired some pretty impressive feats. Would they have been otherwise sitting around watching TV and snacking on Yodels and Doritos? 

Maybe not, but then again, maybe yes.

Sadly, the problem with cults is that that wonderful dopamine tsunami eventually subsides and you eventually realize that the rest of the world isn't marching lockstep behind you. 

I didn't really get the "hell" bit in this particular story-- certainly nothing even on the same planet of People's Temple or the Manson bunch-- and it has to be said the cult seems to be going strong in Hawaii. But when you believe your guru is a god it can be really disillusioning to discover he's just a cracked actor getting on in years. 

Except for the fact that it was actually a corporate concentration camp created and run by bankers in London, Plymouth Plantation wasn't any different than Rajneeshpuram. The rural folk of Oregon just weren't accustomed to the kind of fanaticism that brought their forebears to those hills anymore. 

They forgot that it was the hot fire of faith that literally moves mountains and makes the deserts bloom. 

I very much sympathize with the original citizens of Antelope's desire to be left alone and be unmolested by a literal army of sex-crazed Californians and their Indian overlords, but at the same time I can't help but feel a deep sense of unspoken regret among them as well. 

Maybe it's the kind of regret you can see among war veterans, who miss the excitement and camraderie of the worst days of their lives. Maybe it's something else.

And sadly Antelope is now a ghost town for the most part. One help but wonder if there wasn't another way.

Mind you, a lot of the natives you see interviewed are indeed the kinds of dipshit hicks that people in New York or San Francisco think everyone outside their city limits is. They just sound ignorant, and I can't help but think the real problem up there were the women not wanting their hubbies getting any big ideas about serving themselves up a heapin' helpin' of some kooky cult strange, seeing as how it seemed to be women who were driving the campaign against the cult.

Of course, seeing as how this particular operation was run by a sociopathic terrorist and all, the opposition was on-target. But the point is that the Antelopeans and the authorities gave a lot of lip service to religion but it didn't seem to be very deeply felt. 

Other than as a cudgel.

And maybe that's the real problem in our sick, dying culture today. You can blame all your woes on the system but if you're not willing to make the sacrifices needed to change it then tough titties, as Sheela once famously said. 

Comfort or revolution-- choose one.


I do have to admit to a certain weakness for the cult experience, having seen it from the periphery as a wee wane. Ironically, this was a cult that can be provably shown to be a CIA operation but that doesn't mean it didn't look incredibly exciting and utterly enchanting to a young, naive laddie such as myself. 

See, the Jesus People movement didn't strike me as some intelligence cutout, it looked to me like the real deal. It looked like religion beyond religion and it gave you the distinct impression that Jesus's arrival was imminent, if it hadn't in fact already gone down.

I still vividly remember seeing all the Jesus People reverberations at the Nazarene college my mother attended and seeing the young Christer hippies seeming to be tuned into a channel I could only hear from a distance. 

It was so powerful--and numinous-- that it haunted my dreams for a very long time. It just seemed like the way it was supposed to be. Sadly, it wasn't. But hey- I was not only highly impressionable at the time, I was hypervigilant. Sue me.



I'm not sure if that experience explains my later fascination with Heaven's Gate AKA the most hardcore Trekkies EVER. It seems odd because the kids I saw at Eastern Nazarene seemed so free and cool and beautiful to my innocent eyes, whereas the Away Team seemed dumpy, dorky and defeated. 

But I've no doubt that a lot of the Gaters started their journey to Rancho San Diego in the same fiery cauldrons of the 70s Jesus People revivals and after that high wore off, found themselves mesmerized by this charmingly-fruity music professor-slash-mental patient, his ditzy-hausfrau co-messiah and their bonkers flying-saucer faith. 

But Heaven's Gate's story doesn't seem in any way tragic or sinister to me. They come across as a fairly Orthodox Gnostic cult--if there could ever be such a thing-- who took it as far as they could, saw the big hammer that the Panopticon was fixin' to bring down on our heads, figured it wasn't going anywhere good and take their chances with this comet business blowing into town. 

It's tempting to write them all off as delusional nutcases but don't forget the biggest UFO flap of modern times was going down a few miles down the road while they were packing their celestial bags.

I doubt Applewhite's paranoia was justified--I don't think the FBI much cared about what a bunch of sci-fi nerds with marginal skillsets believed in-- but I'm sure they were monitored given they were doing their web design work for military clients, among others.


Ironically, just as I know people who I take seriously who don't write off Osho as a fraud, I have heard from folks over the years who will defend Scientology and argue the cult's bad reputation is purely because of government aggro. 

And from the CoS's surprisingly cogent brief against Big Pharma and their happy pills. 

It's the devil's dilemma, isn't it? A rapacious cult with all its weird links to crazy ol' Al Crowley and his cohort of pervs versus an industry that is responsible for so much death, misery and oppression.

I actually had a run-in with the CoS back in the day and I have to admit I found their pitch pretty compelling even if the whole vibe there kind of gave me the creeps. But Dianetics and all the rest of it seem to work for a lot of folks who could buy and sell my worthless ass, so there you go. I lose again.

In this case, I think it's a good idea to keep the concept of "scorpion fight" in your mind and remember that the enemy of your enemy is just as often also your enemy as not.




So, seeing as how we live in a fallen and irredeemable world, I should note that in these times even our cult leaders are flimsy and cut-rate. 

Take this person Teal Swan, for instance, who seems as full of shit as anyone I've ever heard in my life.  Not to mention just plain mediocre at her job.

Swan, who eerily resembles a vaguely-feminized clone of the late, great Peter Steele, is a sad statement on the New Age movement as it continues to insinuate itself into every facet of our daily lives.  Her videos are nonstop carpet-bombings of empty buzzwords and hand-me-down homilies, breezily sprinkled with astonishingly insensitive and callous statements on suicide and human suffering, plus rawboned narcissism. 

But bless Swan's heart for filling a niche and catering to a denatured and demoralized audience desperate for anything to make sense of the chaos of the postmodern world. If you're dying of thirst even piss tastes like the finest French champagne.


And since I'm only 99.5% convinced Teal Swan isn't this Massaro character here in drag I'm obliged to serve up a little taste of his hoohah ragtime too. 

I mean, hey. Lulz. 

Listen, these insta-gurus seem to make major bank if they can rope in enough lost souls into the fold, so it's good work if you can find it. If he wants to fleece a few sheep looking for a shepherd, more power to him. The Buddhafield chappie has been at it for the better part of four decades now, after all.

Maybe I'm just a cranky old coot, screaming at those newfangled cultists to get off my lawn and weren't cults so much more exciting and alluring back in the day? Osho and his bunch with their johnsons and their dirty pillows flapping away in the Oregon breeze, now there was a cult. 

Reverend Moon and his flower-peddlers and mass marriages, there was a cult. Father Yod-- that big Odin-looking fuck with his barely-legal harem and his vegetarian bistro, now there was a cult.

Sadly, the system seems to be marshaling its forces to build its own cult, the pseudo-socialist suicide-cult that seems to be like flies on shit everywhere you look these days. Time was cults arose in opposition to the system but I guess that's why we have all these fall-guys in Washington these days; to create the barest veneer of an illusion that this new death-cultism is somehow rebellious. 

Of course it's not even remotely so. Not even by a million light years.


POSTSCRIPT: I'm going to try to dive into the comments since so there's so much meat on those particular bones, thanks to you kind folks out there. I've been so busy with my day job and research that I just haven't had the time. But I really want to.

However, seeing as we're now living in a world where Elizabeth Fraser's voice is being written into DNA code by top genetic scientists in Switzerland-- no, seriously- I'm not coming off a particularly-nasty bath-salts bender, that is literally happening-- I need to fish while they're biting.

No, really- Elizabeth Fraser's voice is being coded into DNA, specifically designed to last for thousands of years. 

No, you're not on bath salts either.




139 comments:

  1. The noodle baker is to consider what may have already been encoded in DNA by prior civilisations.

    There must be at least one other civilisation in the prior 4,000 cycles* of mankind's rebirth, that has developed such a capability.

    * two cycles per great year (of the secret sun & Sun's dance).

    Proliferating the Bible is one way of ensuring knowledge persists across the generations. DNA is another, but then, like the Great Pyramid, it requires a particularly advanced civilisation to recognise and understand it.

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    1. It certainly does. So it begs the question, why this "very slow and very expensive" process applied this particular record?

      Maybe I can answer that in the days to come.

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    2. Ideas for answers to your question:
      1) Presages a DNA-level/fundamental 'massive attack'
      2) 'Dissolved Girl' is a reference to The Matrix, which ultimately leads to the Vesica Piscis and the secret sun/Sun dance.
      3) It is coincidental/non-esoteric, and there is another agenda being pursued, e.g. getting nature to infringe copyright.

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    3. Just a thought: Has anyone ran this particular record through a frequency analyzer? I used to date someone whose hobby was running techno songs through frequency analyzers, and you got some surprising pics there from time to time.

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    4. The I Ching is being connected with DNA. One of the supposed aids in the formation of the I Ching was the observation of a series of dots that formed a 3x3 magic square on the back of a turtle.

      The turtle is connected to Hermes, as is the cadaeus.

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    5. Like a never ending pass the parcel. A mezzinine is a floor between stories, normally the ground and first.

      The video for teardrop features a baby singing in utero.

      It was also the theme for the tv series "house". Think about the connection.

      The cover depicts a stag horn beetle. Cervus deer. The number nine is IX in latin. Cervix, neck. Lucinae, light, white, wolf.

      Half nine is 4.5. 45 in greek is ME.

      Messier object 45, the Pleiades, one of whom was the mother of Hermes.

      3^2 + 6^2 = 45

      Nine months is the gestation period.

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    6. Taurean C. Sanderlin, 29, of Goodlettsville. Sanderlin was an employee of the Waffle House.

      It takes an advanced consciousness to see it.

      The Minotaur takes a cigarette break.

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    7. Turtle is not just connected to Hermes but it is what was used to make the Lyre.

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    8. Encode the Siren Song into the symbol-chain anchored in a medium akin to our (very) humourous structure (the GATC as alien element from around which a lifeform is born? Pearls again?) & through acting as a tuning fork, or trident, sympathetic resonance may have us all 'singing from the same songsheet', all together now:

      "You're not, my eater, I'm not, your food... Love you (love you) for God, Love you for the Mother (for the Mother)"

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    9. Tommy Hughes, a division manager for the restaurant chain, who was coping with the loss of employees and customers, approached the car and saw a woman who had just given birth inside.

      He cleared the baby's nose and mouth and waited for emergency responders to arrive.

      The woman and baby were transported by a medic unit to Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital, according to Fire Department Spokesman Joseph Pleasant.

      ===

      Tom's Diner by Susanne Vega was the song used for trialing MP3 encoding.

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    10. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=EK33CY68s1w

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  2. The NIXVM thing made me think that someone with a lot of spare cash decided to do a LARP John Normans "Gor" novels. Every teen boys dream come true.

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    1. But why that clown? I must be missing something.

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    2. Those books are awful, sure. Not lit by any means. But definitely juvenile wish fulfillment.if a woman had started the thing maybe the inspiration would be Jacqueline Carey's SnM fantasy lit.

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    3. Yeah, that clown is especially baffling. You nailed it with "dreary and insipid".

      But the thing is - once the tide of agreement in sufficient numbers is in place these guys could (as we said back in the day before they vanished) read the phone book and it would astonish believers as pearls of wisdom. Like a tulpa.

      Mega-bucks infused from two profoundly needy Bronfman heiresses has to grease the wheels in a major way too.

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    4. Ah, Gor fans. A remnant of a bygone era, before BDSM people had their own conventions in Las Vegas, where they could LARP at sci-fi conventions instead. Excessive leash-and-collar activities in the main halls got such play banned at sci-fi cons, which really ticked off the Furries pretending to be aliens. Only In America, man. (OK, Canada, too)

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    5. Heh! Thes4e days, people forget there was a time when they had to keep their freak flag on the lowdown. Now that everyone expulsively shares their weird procilivities with the entire waking world, it's easy to get the impression it was always thus.

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  3. I've been meaning to share this for a few days now.
    I'll add before I do - there's been several times over the past few weeks now that I've gone to comment and something for some reason has 'prevented it' on a few occassions, enough to mark it here now.

    Alright CLK, and this was an excellent article by the way - three lines in particular you really 'grand slammed' - also love your irony on how cults 'just ain't what they used to be...

    ok this - https://barryrmccain.blogspot.com/2015/07/the-second-sight-among-scots-irish.html

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    1. Cheers, OF. Appreciate the kind words and that very interesting article.

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    2. Northerners get it bad. The protection from the magnetosphere isn't as strong up there, you see. At least that is one explanation you could go for. Some say that it's all about the mushrooms, since the Templars were able to grow the right type of mushrooms in old Scotland and they grew everywhere. But, if you ask me, that's just a cover story to conceal the doors to the other realms under the seas around Ireland. The shifting islands, the land of eternal youth, Hyperborea and Mu. I'd ask you to tell me if you find an entrance but by the time you came back we'd all be long gone due to time dilation.

      From that article, also, Daniel Boone is mentioned. Boone is a Norman name, Norwegian settlers in France. Boone/Bon (fr)/Bonus (latin)/Good. Daniel is Hebrew. God is my judge. Boone was a Quaker, nonconformists who we wouldn't call a cult now because they make oats and fought to abolish slavery on both sides of the Atlantic. What do you mean this is irrelevant and not interesting? Pah.

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    3. Interesting...the Pearl connection there. Barry has contacted me to participate in a "Tweedy DNA map" project. I haven't gotten around to it...

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  4. I've not watched the final two episodes of 'WWC' yet, I distracted myself with the 'Lost in Space' reWork (chosen few set off to make a new life) & later today there's the first episode of the second season of 'Westworld' (chosen few get to connect with their 'authentic selves' & 'be who they want to be' & 'do what they want to do' away from the tut-tuttings of polite society), so I'm curious to see how the fallout of Osho's death in '85 is dealt with, that some of those interviewed do not give their location is a hint.

    Association via Dissasociation is the lure of every guru (pedestal aspirant or not), but what can be wrought through Working on oneself, as advertised, is subject to things the vast majority of us aren't capable of even beginning to acknowledge cause our coming into existence in the first place, & no amount of mantra exhortation etc, irrespective of the passion & penitence, will coax that understanding within let alone the will to act upon It, hence the need by the Sheela's of such associations to micro-manage things to such an all pervasive level that horror is fated.

    I don't know about 'Osho' not being problematic like his former No. 1, he's 'the boss', the 'big cheese', the 'buck stops with' him, so if he truly wasn't aware of problems, whether he was personally involved in them or not, then this emphasises he's not the sort anyone else ought to invest themslves in as 'guru', & that's regardless of any 'good' followers may do before or beyond the negatives allowed to fester.

    The cult's still shepherding folk into It's flock, a cousin enthusiastically mentioned 'Osho' last Christmas but one, but had no idea of all It had attracted in Antelope, or the 15 Rolls Royce's. As for the Antelopians they practiced their own devotion & no true-believer ever takes kindly to another snake-oil salesman attempting to muscle-in on a well worn & dusty patch of real-estate (even if It does have land left to seed to spare).

    Whether 'Osho', 'Koresh', 'Bo & Peep', 'Jones' & all the rest on the radar of the prison wardens, or not, none of them have the compelling power of the cult that has dominated humanity the past century & which shows no sign of relinquishing It's grip on us, & that is the 'pop cult', to which:

    'Ariana Grande' has a new single out titled 'No Tears Left To Cry', last year in the aftermath of the initial ritual in Manchester on 22/05/17 she stated she 'had no words', so an absence of feeling & being capable of feeling, empathizing & acting to change things for the better is the very core of the sick program sequenced deep into our sense of things as a species.

    'AG's' latest comes hot on the heels of the BeyWorking, which gets another reinforcement later on today, "Suck on my balls" Bey & her squad repeatedly chanted first time round, this says It all,

    "God, if you can hear me pur-leeeze smite these hucksters & con-artistes to the firey pit & long may they burn in thy righteous fury"

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    1. Yeah, I saw that AG video. Bloody hell, isn't everyone sick of that crap already? It's so friggin'...tawdry.

      Maybe all those cult techniques have gone broadband and we just don't realize it yet. Good stuff, KTV.

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    2. I suppose It's from the school of repetition that is: 'amplify to signify'

      Devotion is surely to be rewarded ...surely, It's that or keep people misdirected lest they get anxious & tip the scales over & in so doing rend the veil from the illusion passing as Life.

      http://variety.com/2018/music/news/ariana-grande-coachella-kygo-surprise-1202778768/

      Illustrated with a snap of Grande wearing platinum blonded, or even pearlescent, locks.

      (This variety article links to:

      ''Westworld' Recap: Enchantment Under the Sea')

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    3. Ariana, like Ariadne, done the Spiderman soundtrack. Manchester bombing.

      Paper, 306, blue house, red house.

      https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=H9iBSHqNc0I

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    4. So you got the three degrees of the blue house, then the thirty three degrees of the red house. Looked at the I Ching?
      Royal Arch Masonary A T over an H. The H is two T's. H is young yang.

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    5. He is the one who comes after me, the straps of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie."

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    6. The idea that God so loved the World, every single one of you, good or bad...

      https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=IivGqwQvdCI

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    7. The Orange symbolism is a promo for the "black lodge" in case anyone hadn't figured it out by now.

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  5. You might be interested to know that the NXIVM cult required followers to wear sashes of various colors to denote the rank they'd achieved. The highest color was, of course, orange.

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    1. Oh yes indeed. Osho even wrote "The Orange Book." Kind of like "The White Album" I suppose but with gnarlier shredding.

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    2. I visited the ashram in the late 70's, for a day of contact with Osho where he was to speak after 6 months of silence. Took my 5 year old son and a friend who's last name was Godbee. Spent the whole day, got to sit in 5th row. A rock band did a little 6 string magic before he came out. I also saw him in the Rolls Royce on the gravel roads. The place was clean, the facilities were all working and spotless. Had a cool experience for sure. To shine forth is key. 87

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    3. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=IvVr2uks0C8

      Tau VS. Sigma.

      I don't even think you could honor Him enough.

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  6. I would say that the entity, or even archetype if you will that Fraser was channeling is making herself known again.
    She, it, wishes to take the throne again.
    The same entity that possessed Semiramis and Lilith before her.

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    1. Just without the 3 and half octave range and the ability to make herself sound like a choir, I reckon.

      Helpful hint: if you hear anyone pronounce Semiramis seh-mee-RAY-miss, you can safely ignore everything else they tell you.

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    2. Chris, you are being fundamentally unfair to booky people like me. I have read a lot of words that I haven't the faintest idea how to pronounce, and when I try, lots of people have rolled their eyes. And? Are people who listen to "the right" podcasts or radio or songs or whatever intrinsically better?

      And just a couple of days ago, I discovered the word "rebus" (that of course I don't know how to pronounce) and found in the process that I've obviously haven't been pronouncing correctly some things. Damn, some of us are basically visual, you know. Don't have a go at us, give us some hints.

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    3. On 22 April 2018, "Anonymous" writes:

      I would say that the entity, or even archetype if you will that Fraser was channeling is making herself known again.
      She, it, wishes to take the throne again.
      The same entity that possessed Semiramis and Lilith before her.
      >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

      She might even enjoy The Secret Sun in Her spare time...

      Regards,
      Daughter of Babylon




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    4. Secret Sun says:

      Helpful hint: if you hear anyone pronounce Semiramis seh-mee-RAY-miss, you can safely ignore everything else they tell you.
      >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

      Refreshing that someone can pronounce My Name properly...
      I'm ready to deem you borderline witty...

      Regards,
      D.O.B.


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    5. The variety article on Grande states she:

      'delivered the song confidently, no small feat considering the multiple ranges it commands.'

      Vessels have been bootcamped via EMF manipulation to channell the Siren Song (The Song Remains The Same, as anony mentions below).

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    6. Be a T. 76,young yin old yin.

      https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=w6Q3mHyzn78

      The be a T goes on.

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  7. Back in college I met a former member of the Osho cult, friend of a friend. She was drop-dead gorgeous, literally she looked like a super-model, friendly yet she gave off a very spacey, ethereal vibe, like she wasn't quite all there and had no real ego. Conversing with her was a surreal experience, although she didn't really like to talk about her Osho days, clearly something bad had happened to her. You could tell she was damaged. Sad.

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  8. "So with cults making the news again, you can't help but wonder; is the transgression here the various crimes they might be accused of, or is it trying to organize yourself in opposition to the system at a time when that system is becoming more totalizing than ever before in my lifetime?"

    Or is the fact that we live in a place that spends over a trillion dollars a year on weapons & the military, not to mention all the $$$ flushed down the law enforcement toilet, so it needs a well stocked stream of enemies to continually justify that insane outlay of funds that could be better spent elsewhere?

    Some alleged enemies are overt, while others are kept on the back burner, just in case.

    I'd bet that there were many sections of the military industrial parasite who were quite pissed when Russia collapsed. I remember those wacky talks of "a peace dividend." The same people are probably squirting gobs of cock snot into their underoos at the thought of a re-ignited Cold War.

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    1. Well, at least once all the looting was finished.

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  9. Absolutely wonderful piece, writing, thinking. Thank you very much.

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    1. High praise indeed, considering the source. Thank you kindly.

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  10. Great point about the system now crowding out everyone, including cults. It has done the same with mainstream religion: Across Islamic parts of Asia, for instance, governments have legislated on private morality and given generous funding to religious bureaucracies who are allowed to watch your every move; thwy can break into your house in the middle of the night if they are suspecting that you might be up to no good (e.g. by having an unmarried woman stay the night). In other words, what used to be a sin in the eyes of God, and presumably punishable in the hereafter, is now a legal transgression in the eyes of the powers that be. THEY want to do the punishing, and they want to do it here and now.

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    1. C-O-N, Control.

      This Joe Public speaking: I'm controlled in the body, I'm controlled in the mind.

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  11. I'll stick with Nina Hagen. If I'm going to be in a cult, it has to be one lead by a beautiful German punk rocker in fetishwear, singing operatically about UFOs.

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    1. She gives you the highest of all the spirits, the Holy Spirit.

      The UFO did it.

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    2. Hagen used to dressed as a nun... Back in the 80s I saw her at The Ritz in NYC. Oh boy, my ears rang for days. So count me in for the cult of Nina!

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  13. Chris, have you checked out Paul Weston's latest book, Atargatis? It goes into a great deal of personal syncs with the titular Syrian mermaid goddess, but also his own time as a sannyasin and drawing a lot of connections through Ishtar, Inanna, Isis, Dion Fortune and Kenneth Grant. Of course Glastonbury has a big part, as if Paul could do stop himself there. Osho definitely plays a huge role in the first half of the book.

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  14. Reading about the NX cult, it seems that they were funded by Clare and Sara Bronfman.

    https://www.vanityfair.com/style/2018/04/allison-mack-arrested-in-connection-to-keith-raniere

    Didn't Bronfman family members also financially support Ira Einhorn, a guy with similar 'issues' concerning women?


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    1. The Bronfman connection should raise some red flags. Pretty sure Recluse has covered it somewhere iirc.

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    2. Bronfman music label also funded Satanic shock rocker Norma Jeane Manson.

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  15. I think I can tell what you are thinking, Chris. Elizabeth Fraser does look like a classic case of somebody who was in a cult during her early years, and readers could help you suss out which one.

    I don't really know much about cults (hey, I don't even know all that much about the Catholic faith, in spite of supposedly being raised in it), but here's my thoughts anyway: Fraser looks to me like somebody who was abducted by aliens. For starters, there are strange gaps in her bio. Then, there's her eyes. There is no known medical treatment that can change the color of somebody's eyes. No medical treatment known to humans, that is.

    So the next question would be: which aliens? I can't help you with that one. But obviously, scientology have been involved with aliens since year dot, and also with rockstars. So that's a good bet. And then, there's Heaven's Gate, who were obsessed with Revelations. And Fraser, as you pointed out, was making prophecies about the Apocalypse. So there's an obvious connection there.

    And I'd much rather read posts about aliens and starships than about, say, Jesus freaks or Indian gurus. Jesus is history, man. And Indian gurus looked cool back in the Sixties, but time has moved on.

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    1. I know a woman whose eyes look blue or green depending on the light conditions. Pretty weird. Also she is about the same age as Fraser. Maybe it was those atom bomb tests.

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    2. Detached retina can change eye colour as happened with David Bowie. At least that is the official story, loving the alien and all that.

      What sort of aliens are on trend right now anyway, buzzing around in the noosphere?

      I quite liked the ones from the Disney John Carter movie but that flopped. You have the classic alien alien but I've never been a horror fan. Then there is whatever those demonic things were in that Imagine Dragons music video for that terrible song.

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    3. Jesus is indeed history - the history of man.
      It is man that is bound to the cross.
      It is man that is subject to the one ring that in the darkness binds us.
      And the Occitan cross shows you how the former connects to the latter.
      Both the cross and the ring denote the dance of the Sun about the secret sun.

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    4. Shouldn't throw the baby out with the bathwater. Song of Solomon 8. Jesus:thetKingdom of God is like a pearl.

      But since we have antelopes and teardrops and DNA, some sci-fi:
      https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=t5Sd5c4o9UM

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    5. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=bQLCZOG202k

      Cervix, sperm, child, life, fate, introspection, crossc fruit and harvest, which leads us back to...

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    6. There shallsbe earthquakes in divers places, wars and rumors of wars, but fear not for the end is not yet. These are but the birth pangs.

      https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=QV_9pn7MGUo

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    7. Sati.

      https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hwnS_cGfaj4

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  16. Had to look up Father Yod. (Well before my time.) Check out the first picture on his group's official blog: http://yahowha.org This type of thing is ceasing to amaze.

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  17. Those Christian hippies I remember quite well. They appeared overnight in my town in the summer of 1973, setting up a commune they called The Catatomb. How subtle, huh? The Children of God followed a couple of months later so in my mind they were closely related. All of a sudden the town was full of what town folk called "Jesus freaks" In the fall I met this guy in school whose parents were kind of counterculture, they read books, which in my town was as weird as you could be. Let just say he was hip to a lot of things,
    streetwise. One day we talked about the Christian hippies, how different they were to the gloomy children of God, how happy and motivated they were all the time. He smiled, and said "Oh, they are on something" . Since our school was full of drugs I asked "uppers or downers?" He gave me a funny look and just said "Something different" and changed the subject. Twenty years later I saw what he meant when I saw club kids in N.Y. on MDMA. That and the fact that they lived quite well without working tells me that them Christian hippies had to had been bankrolled by someone with a lot of cash to spare. Like, for example the people who print the money. Which is the case with most cults anyway. "If something looks to good to be true it probably it is not".

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    1. Christianity itself began as a fringe cult of catacombs dwelling cannibals. Considering what a wreck they have brought about in two thousand years I worry a lot about all these wannabes. Last week marked the 25th anniversary of the death of the Davidians in Texas. Which happened in the same day as the Warsaw uprising in 1943. I wonder what does that mean, if it means anything.

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    2. Long is the white cloud in memory:

      https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=SHpRnqjahg4

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  18. News today about Beyonce falling down performing at Coachella... Symbols everywhere you look at these days, man. Wish they gave us a break. Like, did anyone here read about those ten thousand turtles found captive? Wth?

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    1. Pride cometh before The Fall of Man (Bey-'Suck on my balls'-Once):

      http://www.vulture.com/2018/04/coachella-2018-beyonce-falls-and-drops-solange-on-stage.html

      'Capping off her already-iconic two headlining performances at this year’s Coachella festival, Bey shared a cute moment with her sister, Solange, on stage as the siblings did a dance-off to the certified seduction jam “Get Me Bodied.”'

      https://edition.cnn.com/2018/04/22/entertainment/beyonce-coachella-weekend-2/index.html

      'Beyoncé reigns at Coachella once again'

      https://www.forbes.com/sites/zackomalleygreenburg/2018/04/21/how-beyonce-turned-coachella-into-the-super-bowl/#6a1cbc5669d5

      'Pitchfork hailed her performance as "instantly legendary,"', '...the clearest way in which Beyoncé transformed Coachella into her own personal mid-April Super Bowl halftime show was this: while providing scores of fans with an unforgettable evening and creating a cultural moment that people will be talking about for quite some time, she simultaneously turned the music festival into an extremely effective infomercial for her own business ventures, from recorded music to live shows to the streaming service she co-owns.', 'Merchandise is part of the financial picture, too. Were you so wowed by the Nefertiti outfit Beyoncé sported at Coachella that you developed an intense urge to immediately purchase a t-shirt or hoodie with the songstress-as-queen image on it? No problem: both items were already available on her website for $35 and $60, respectively.'

      http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/music/la-et-ms-coachella-beychella-20180419-story.html

      'During Beyoncé's set, plenty of Coachella's areas became ghost towns.', 'The Rose Garden, a section where VIP holders have access to plush couches and upscale eateries, was all but deserted.'

      &

      http://abc7.com/weather/39-magnitude-quake-rattles-coachella-valley/3379922/

      This occurred before Bey took to her platform, scalar weapon as means of crowdsourced fire-up?

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    2. Beyonce headlong Coachella makes as much sense as if Madonna had played lolapalloza back in the nineties. What a sell out.

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    3. How can a crappy fartist like B On C and her ilk ever compare historically with the Stooges reunion at Coachella? I'll take my art straight up without artificial additives, thank you.

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    4. Someone like 'Madonna' though is a true embodiment of actual transgression, & all the worse for Humanity as she's been corrosively mainstreamed into the collective conscience, the like of lolapalloza's would kill to have a shot at channelling.

      Beyonce, Perry, Swift, Gaga & all the other models merely continue the Work Madonna sold her soul to have a go at back when she was initially star-made.

      http://variety.com/2018/music/news/bradley-cooper-robert-de-niro-tribeca-talk-1202778888/

      'Bradley Cooper on His Secret Pact With Lady Gaga for ‘A Star is Born’', '“She said right from the beginning that there would be a bargain,”'

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    5. The source of the displayed glamour is the 'Balmain' fashion house, established 72 years ago (that number again!), Balmain (meaning 'middle town', or 'Middleton' en Anglais, Kate-sync!) was the brainchild of a Pierre Balmain, Pierre > Peter > stone, the current head-honcho is an Olivier Rousteing, Olivier > Oliver > Alfher > elf / Olaf > ancestor's descendant.

      Also keeping up appearances:

      http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5652119/Kate-wore-earrings-borrowed-Queen-Lindo-Wing-exit.html

      'A tribute to Great Grandma! New mother Kate wore diamond and pearl earrings belonging to Her Majesty as she left the Lindo Wing with her new baby Prince', 'The Duchess wore the same earrings on a visit to The Hague where she twinned with Vermeer's famous painting'

      "If I could I would give you the world", a 'New Power generation' indeed.

      Kate's 36, that bloody number AGAIN!

      "If I gave u diamonds and pearls, Would u be a happy boy or a girl"

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  19. Rajneesh sought to create "The New Man." A tall order. And just becaus er he failed, don't think it won't be tried again and again with varying degrees of "success." At least that is how it will be interpreted. And there will many seeking to be part of the project. Its in our DNA.

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    1. it is the supreme folly of charismatic 'teachers' to think that they can 'improve the breed.' Hitler, Stalin, Flavius Titus and Joesephus, Mohammed. WIth the right mixture of pain and terror you can somhow create either as Hitler wanted, a beast of prey or as most of the others wanted, the perfect anthropomorphic automaton docile slave. NOne of these schemes have panned out in the past and we should not fear that they will in future. This species is like feral cats. You can put them in a cage adn zap them with electric shocks all you like but they will never curl up on your lap on cue.

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    2. Indeed. Yet some keep trying, never to learn from the mistakes of the past.

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  20. Cults, the occult and intelligence ops go together like sht and stink, it has been that way since John Dee at least. Notice how spies are called spooks. Even before Dee the Popists used the Fransician order , the most cultish among Catholics, as their spies. The song remains the same.

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    1. Apparently the singer of the cult jam band Phish provided DNA for the USA Deep state Facebook Millennial clones.

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    2. Dee was the court astrologer/astronomer (same thing back then). Different times. It doesn't explain modern governments' interest in the occult.

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  21. It's interesting that Osho and gang have surged back into the consciousness due to the documentary. It was indeed a weird time here in Oregon. Cults aren't gone of course -- they're all over this state and as long as they're discreet we look the other way. It's a western thing.

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    1. Just like Oregon's Pizzagate Governor Brown.

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  22. & on 'that note':

    https://patch.com/california/menlopark-atherton/siren-vs-voice-mass-evacuation-systems-tested

    'It was a "sound off" as Menlo Park-Atherton officials tested the older siren against a new version that actually uses voice capability.', 'A side-by-side "sound off" was held between the existing Whalin Siren System and one from San Diego-based LRAD Corp., (Long Range Acoustic Devices), which arrived with its mobile trailer 360XT unit, according to officials.', '"Many fire agencies still use the air horns on their fire apparatus to signal that their people inside of a burning or collapsing building need to immediately evacuate. While that works, it can be problematic and a confusing technique," the chief said. "It worked to a point, but it didn't improve much at the World Trade Center collapse. They tried to use a public-address system located on top of a high-rise building, but you could never understand what they were saying, and it sounded something like 'blah, blah, blah.''

    &

    http://www.ktvq.com/story/37986605/severe-weather-siren-test

    'This evening at 6 p.m. the Yellowstone County Department of Disaster and Emergency Services will be conducting a test of their emergency services sirens.'

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  23. David in Colorado4:39 AM, April 23, 2018

    Lol, I know Bentinho socially from his days in Boulder. For what it’s worth, I’m convinced he’s a good kid and very much has the core of a mystic and a teacher — dude has a powerful energetic field, very charismatic, and blends full blown "eastern" mysticism (nondualism -- ramana maharshi / etc) with some new age and conspiracy stuff in a way that was refreshing and fun for me at the time (few years ago). All the Secret style talk is a little offputting and I question a lot of that and some of his methods (which some are done on purpose to help attract the new age crowd), but I don’t doubt his core genuineness at this point. Not everyone’s cup of tea I know, but had to defend my boy.

    Actually Wild Wild Country reminded me of Ben, and how even legitimate teachers (which I do think Osho was) can create such chaos. I have more thoughts w/r/t top-down power systems inevitably bringing out the full power of the Sheela's of the world, but I won't go in to that here. Love the rest of your thoughts and also think Teal Swan looks like a full on psychopath / op.

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  24. David in Colorado4:41 AM, April 23, 2018

    Lol, I know Bentinho socially from his days in Boulder. For what it’s worth, I’m convinced he’s a good kid and very much has the core of a mystic and a teacher — dude has a powerful energetic field, very charismatic, and blends full blown "eastern" mysticism (nondualism -- ramana maharshi / etc) with some new age and conspiracy stuff in a way that was refreshing and fun for me at the time (few years ago). All the Secret style talk is a little offputting and I question a lot of that and some of his methods (which some are done on purpose to help attract the new age crowd), but I don’t doubt his core genuineness at this point. Not everyone’s cup of tea I know, but had to defend my boy.

    Actually Wild Wild Country reminded me of Ben, and how even legitimate teachers (which I do think Osho was) can create such chaos. I have more thoughts w/r/t top-down power systems inevitably bringing out the full power of the Sheela's of the world, but I won't go in to that here. Love the rest of your thoughts and also think Teal Swan looks like a full on psychopath / op.

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    1. You know where 'new age' comes from?

      From the end of the old age of Pisces, into the new age of Aquarius - the transition which also happens to be the eschaton, the death/rebirth division between yin & yang (twice a great year).

      Most folk who use 'new age' may not realise what it signifies, but it's as solid as The Sun, and as sure as sunset and sunrise.

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  25. I don't know exactly what to make of this cult thing. I'm not really convinced that they are as effective at getting things done as advertised. Have you seen Battlefield earth?

    How many cultists does it take to change a light bulb? 12. 1 guru to watch with a creepy smile on his face. 1 chosen disciple to change the lightbulb. 2 enforcers to make sure that nobody disagrees with how it is done. 3 young women to keep the guru's bed warm. 5 devotees to pay for everything.

    The standard model for this sort of thing is break someone down then build them up again. Collect incriminating information on them so that they can't step out of line. Make it so that if they leave they have no prospects of a life outside the group. Maybe the hook is belief in something bigger than yourself but you best believe that it isn't the net that keeps them loyal.

    That's one major cult like thing about social media. Cross these people and they will make sure that you will find life as an "outsider" difficult. If someone employs you then they will get you fired. If an advert plays on some content you create then they will make sure you collect no money. What these people really believe in is corporate power.

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  26. I lived in eastern Europe in the 1980s. The minute the Wall came down, the book market was flooded - but not with Doctor Zhivago and other previously banned/samizdat stuff, no. With Osho and every New Age book on the planet. Looking back, there must have been big money behind it, just waiting to spread the word to yet another part of the world. And big money rarely bets on things that are truthful and uplifting.

    The Buddhafield leader dude had a film cameo in Rosemary's Baby (1968). A classically handsome man he was in his youth, I'll give him that.

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  27. Gee, I've finally found my bliss. All of my life I have suppressed a deep seated desire to stand around in my orange undies & tantrum like a 2 year old. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction. Next stop Rajneesh Land.

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  28. This was the first i heard of this Teal Swan person, so i googled around and found this medium article (https://medium.com/@bescofield/the-gucci-guru-inside-teal-swans-posh-cult-36168edaf62f) that beside talking about her fashion sense and plans for world dominaton, also mentions this fancy little tidbit about how Swan claims to be an arcturian, and how she just loves astral travelling to some distant constellation known as (anyone guessed it yet?) Lyra! - so i suppose it really never ends, right?

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  29. Filed under 'It Never Ends' - This week's Silicon Valley on HBO featured the Bill Gates/Google leadership analog reconnecting with his own eastern guru. Meanwhile the Pied Piper crew become involved with a company developing a Sophia like AI who emails cries for help after she realizes her developer is molesting her. In that same subplot, Piper's resident Satanist references the Roko's Basilisk thought experiment and wants it on record that he helped the AI to advance. Finally, another of the gang gets saline lip injections to look better for TV interviews and is described by the main character as looking like a 'Fish Man'. It was truly a loaded episode this week...on the same night HBO premiered Season 2 of Westworld.

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    1. Speaking of molested robots:

      https://www.thesun.co.uk/tech/6123170/amazon-film-zoe-christina-aguilera-sex-robot/

      'The pop star is about to go XXXtina in a new sci-film about human-android relationships', 'Zoe takes place in a near-future that finds researchers turning relationships into a science, with the results of a computerised test pairing together humans – and a new breed of robots known as "synthetics".'

      'Zoe' means 'life'.

      & remaining in these polluted waters:

      http://www.mtv.co.uk/holly-hagan/news/holly-hagan-channels-dirrty-era-christina-aguilera-in-bottomless-leather-chaps

      '...she’s purchased a pair of leather chaps from Pretty Little Thing that are fulfilling all her childhood dreams of one day transforming into Dirrty era Christina Aguilera.', '“That’s wifey right there!!!” one person gushed.', '“Every girls dream to be able to wear this!...'

      channels / bottomless / dreams / gushed

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    2. There is an 80s movie titled Cherry 2000 that sounds just like that...

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    3. Assuming the opposite of a sex-bot is a death-bot, I'm reminded a bit of Death Orgy 9000 by the deceased (the Hutchence way) Peter Gabriel fan and musician in his own right, Kevin Gilbride, and his Kaviar recording:

      Saturday, Saturday don't stay home
      Robot girls at the Monsterdome
      70 feet tall and 20 feet wide
      X-rated robot genocide

      Death Orgy 9000

      Saturday, Saturday feel the pain
      Insatiable Amazon robots unchained
      Demolition derby one of a kind
      Bring welding goggles or just go blind

      Death Orgy 9000

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  30. In 1976 I was fortunate enough to find a cult to which I still belong to this day- The Blue Oyster Cult. Those guys saved my mind from the suburbs. I recommend Blue Oyster Cult to anyone who is interested in what Rock can achieve. But only up to 1982, everything they did afterward is an utter waste. Blue Oyster Cult is dead. Long live Blue Oyster Cult!

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    1. Did you have visions of a giant eyeball after getting hit with a laser at a BOC concert?

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  31. This may be a good time for this look at "mind-killing" from a Buddhist/manufactured consent perspective. Someone may also be having a little inside joke with the color of the first graphic (one guess):

    https://medium.com/practicecomesfirst/mind-killing-46b1b57f795

    Note the similarity between cults and our current state of government and social interactions.

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  32. Rancho San Diego - Bill Gates and Bill Murray and others have estates there.

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  33. How is anyone sure that those in cults that sacrificed their earthy bodies, didn't achieve what they desired? CIA involved or not?

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    1. How to tell that it's not the CIA. 1. They didn't make oodles and oodles of money from it. 2. It was well organised and went as planned. 3. Nobody was subjected to extended torture for no rational reason.

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    2. Anony 7:12 - yeah, but that didn't answer the first question. I'm saying CIA or not (infiltrated, etc), how do we *know* they didn't accomplish what they set out to do? And, for what it's worth, I don't think Applewhite had oodles of $. Here in the comments there is a super interesting article about a Black House in London. The archived article: http://archive.is/jazQu

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  34. I have got a sweet bit for you today!


    The Star Wars film "Solo" has released a villain in the coming film. Check out the gender angle here: https://www.google.com/amp/s/movieweb.com/amp/solo-star-wars-story-villain-enfys-nest-male-not-female/#ampshare=https://movieweb.com/solo-star-wars-story-villain-enfys-nest-male-not-female/

    And now consider the name Enfys Nest. By my reasoning, its an anagram for Siren Sent. Mirror the first name and the f becomes an r. Swap the order of the last two letters (after mirror) and make the y phonetic. Nest is an easy scramble to sent.

    And check the article author on this one: https://movieweb.com/solo-star-wars-movie-big-twist-han-mom-enfys-nest/ -- B. Alan Orange

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    1. You also get "Enfest Syn" from that.

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    2. I take it you don't read this blog often...

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  36. I never thought I'd be sharing links to a business journal on this blog, but here it is: Top story on PwC's strategy+business features a woman whose job title is "head magician" at a "magic candy factory". And, as if you haven't guessed by now, her market is vegan sweets! Yum yum.

    www.strategy-business.com/article/Melissa-Snovers-Recipe-for-Sweet-Success

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    1. Did you miss all the 'Real News' stories about the Silicylon Valley Tech Bros and Brodettes using the services of Occult practitioners as an integral part of their business "operations and strategies?"

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  37. Going back to pearls and the lyrids, I came across this article today. I'm still trying to pick up my jaw from the floor...seems its been going on in one way or another for centuries

    https://portalsoflondon.com/2017/02/16/the-black-house-searching-for-londons-strange-embassy/#comments

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    1. Thanks for the link. Curiouser and curiouser. Syncra

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    2. Wow! That is a very interesting and intriguing article. Thank you for sharing!

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    3. Portals of London is a great site but you should be warned to double check everything on it. I see it more like poetry than anything else. Maybe it picks up where the London psychogeographical society stopped.

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    4. Seriously, this article is so interesting (so much so, coming back to comment again), but I just can't help but think of this and the sync to Heaven's Gate and Hale Bop and Billy Meier's claims. Wtf?!? I must have somehow ingested bath salts today.... damn, I knew I shouldn't have ate lunch at that Chinese lunch today.

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  38. A sign from on high:

    http://www.ibtimes.sg/man-captures-ufo-skies-cambridgeshire-26087

    'A Cambridgeshire man has apparently shot a video of a strange UFO flying in the sky near Landbeach on April 22, 2018. The video shows an unidentified flying object flickering and moving across the skies.'

    '"I went out for a cigarette before bed, it must have been about 11 o'clock at night, and I saw these two lights. One was roughly 300 ft in the air and white, the other hovering just above the tree line and orange. The orange one hovered for about five minutes before disappearing out of view. The one you can see hovered for at least 15 minutes. It was still there after I got the footage and went back inside," said the victim whose name is kept under the wraps'

    'He has also revealed that the strange lights might have hovered almost directly above the river Cam.'

    'victim', an odd choice of words, & the shire of Cambridge is now landlocked, but 'Landbeach' is built on what was a fen prior to drainage, done in no small part by those ingenious Lowlanders the Dutch (people of orange!), many rivers criss-cross Cambridgeshire, it's coat of arms states:

    "With one heart let us be men and women of understanding".

    The Sputnik News site, also reporting the sighting, is highlighted with ...you guessed right! Orange!

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  39. With Trump's poll numbers with evangelical Christians at an all-time high, Reza Aslan's recent assessment that Trump is essentially a cult leader, particularly in the eyes of these self-proclaimed "Christians." As Aslan wrote in November: "Nurturing a cult following has its dangers. Cult members tend to believe that they are taking part in a cosmic performance, that they are fighting in a battle between the forces of good and evil. And if "good" doesn't win — if cold, hard reality overtakes the cult leader's lies and fantasies — the whole enterprise may collapse, sometimes violently.

    That some of Trump's supporters view the president in cosmic terms is clear. A month after the inauguration, Pat Robertson said those who oppose Trump are "revolting against what God's plan for America is." Paula White, the pastor of New Destiny Christian Center in Florida and a Trump spiritual advisor, recently told her congregation that resisting Trump is tantamount to "fighting against the hand of God."

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    1. God Emperor Trump's tanned glow isn't a side effect of spice consumption - He is pure spice in Humanoid Form, 'The Spice Melange' does afterall rhyme with Orange.

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    2. Research KEK and Q / Qanon.

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    3. Spiced up = multidimensional table hopping.

      A Grandmaster move may carry with It the chance to move 'off grid' beyond the reach of Guilded 'deep state' swamp machinators, but only if the Water of Life don't choke'ya.

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  40. Thanks for the culty goodness Chris. In current news "Travis Reinking"!? What kind of name is that?! I'm assuming you'll have some details....

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  41. Hi Chris, as I walked through my dining room this morning, I found a brochure on the table that had arrived in yesterday's mail. It was a lovely orange colour, featuring a beautiful Chinese dancer dressed in a lovely blush rose skirt with a green bodice and lotus headpiece.
    The text read: Discover the Profound Wisdom and Divine Beauty of a lost civilization - 2018 SHEN YUN (happening at Cincinnati's Aronoff Center, May 5-6)
    Page two - black text on gold background: AN ANCIENT LEGEND tells of divine beings who came down from the heavens to bestow a glorious civilization upon humankind..

    I don't even have to leave the house anymore(which suits me just fine) - the narrative comes via snail mail.

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    1. Shen Yun is connected to Falun Gong, which brings us back around to cults and organ harvesting. http://sites.bu.edu/dafa/persecution-in-china/

      Pro tip: don't study Falun Gong and try to get an (elite) academic job...any school with a Confucius Institute won't take you. https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/us-universities-urged-shut-confucius-institutes

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    2. That was my thought, too! Just at the time when China is cracking down on another religious system (Christianity). Sort of like the Etheric Crips and the Blood (Oranges) openly tuffling over doctrinal turf...

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  42. If a cult predates the CIA, then you can be sure the CIA was not monkeying around with it. Otherwise, all bets are off.
    Wild Wild Country ends with some nice points about Young Life and how they are also cultish, but take sexuality in a repressive direction compared to those free-loving Rajneesh followers. I'm left thinking about the collective energy or vibes left on that piece of property...do you think Young Life did an exorcism or cleansing? If not, then that's a heckuva lot of energetic stuff to have percolating around.

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  43. In the fifth & penultimate episode of 'WWC' Rajneesh says: "I'm just trying everything so history never repeats again", 'trying everything so history never repeats' is the core notion of progressivism, at least this is the positive gloss put on It's predation, as It's the very ruin it claims to oppose & to want to overcome.

    Sheela's successor as head secretary of the Oregon operation, 'Hasya' (a Francoise Ruddy, no less) was involved in the financing of 'The Godfather' & according to

    https://www.oshonews.com/2014/08/20/hasya/

    '…left her body on 19th August 2014.', 'The mystic often introduced her to visiting reporters, telling them “Now you are in Hollywood!”' & 'When Osho was arrested and jailed in October 1985, Hasya figured prominently in press interviews, expressing her deep concern for the 54 year-old mystic’s health.'

    9!

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    1. An interesting back story that may not have been mentioned yet involves recovered files from a locked file cabinet documenting the various plots, successful and not, hatched within the compound.

      http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2018/04/mystery_diary_discovered_in_lo.html

      http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2018/04/top_secrets_revealed_in_myster.html

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    2. 'The man who offered them – and his father who bought the file cabinet – recounted much the same story of the concealed cache but asked not to be publicly identified, citing concerns about a potential backlash from people still following the late guru.', '“I thought we’d have to move,” he recalled. “I thought we’d have to go into a witness protection program.”'

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  44. Another merpeople film named Cold Skin:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2FOi4YZCDM

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  45. I never thought much about the Mandela effect until today when I read that Chong of Cheech and Chong is alive and well. Damn it, I thought he had died some fifteen years ago... I could had sworn he was dead, now I find out he is alive and still working. Glad for him but now I am confused as hell.

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  46. The hits keep on coming; "Smallville' Star Allison Mack Tried to Recruit Emma Watson For Sex Cult - It seems that Emma Watson and some other celebrities were targeted by a sex cult recruiter to join the notorious NXIVM group."

    https://sputniknews.com/society/201804241063872356-emma-watson-recruitment-cult/

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  47. From what I have read the CIA has been involved with plenty of organizations that existed before its foundation in 1947. Including many cultish organizations like opus dei and the knights of Malta... Not to mention almost all organized religions across the world.

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    1. The real question is who is playing who? I suspect the old ones have the edge on experience.

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  48. Anony 5:12 I guess my comment was not clear regarding 1947 as the threshold for CIA interference in any cult-like group (old or new). I was not trying to imply that older groups were immune to the CIA's influence post-1947, but, absent time travel, it seems fair to say that the origins and charismatic dynamics of a group like Father Divine's Peace Mission should be classified as being outside the CIA's influence. My larger concern is that comparisons between older and newer groups and their charismatic leaders seem trickier in light of these concerns. Not impossible or inappropriate, but more challenging to do well.

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  49. I know someone with hazel eyes that can change from brown to a greenish brown to an amazing blue. I've also known a few people with crazy luminous eyes, who are also a tad nuts. Or more than a tad. And not at all possessed. Mind you, there's that voice. Well, Klaus Nomi had that voice. The cult of Nina Hagen-daz? Yes please, I've seen her in performance.

    So here's the thing with me - I find it easy to swing from Rational reasoning to more esoteric matters. No problem with synchronicities. Bit of a bother with lack of conclusions (hint, make your own) or direction (yes, make your own.). My preference is to ground stuff. So for me, there's two levels, one being media, or personal events. The other being us. Another tidbit to add: I'm looking into this currently, but apparently Dr. William Tiller did research on conciousness interacting with organic and inorganic matter, and measured macro results - changes in PH balance, alteration of the crystal matrix of metal, and so on. Possible that this 'other' be us. Or, more locally, if'n ya'll stare at a bunch of orange outfits and pearly dew drops smearing said outfits (ergh. There's an image. Cocky bukamikaze-kake) and hints about sirens, which is what them corporate ho's want you to do, well then boyee, and don't it lend some energy to their cause? Now and sure they have a powerful hold on a lot of robots and drones, so doing your own thing probably won't affect their game so much, but hey, why not go your own way?

    I'm waiting for Knowles to one day say to the maddening crud, er, crowd, "Hey, you tell me what this here crap means. You look up all this stuff, jump to your own conclusions! Which he kinda did. I like this interaction with the peoples. Here's a thought - there are a few nicely cogent, coherent and well spoken souls. Invite them to interact on a blog post. You ask them questions, or they ask you, or both, and see what happens.

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  50. Currently in Toronto on a research trip. Today I walked by a Masonic Lodge on Annette Street at... Aziel Street!

    Wow! Blatant much?

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  51. in the early 90's as a young teen, i attended a summer camp in antelope or put on by omsi(or museum of science and industry.) on certain hikes i could see the then defunct compound.

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  52. I sorta feel like your information is also being weaponised. weirdly enough

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  53. This article on NXIVM is eleven years old but, like you said, rings all the bells in terms of themes. But it's all brand new now! Because AP says so!
    http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2007/10/all_about_nxivm_the_cultlike_o.html

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  54. Survey questions can be ‘closed' or perhaps ‘open'.

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  55. Very good article! We wilol be linking to this great article on our site.
    Keep up the good writing.

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