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The Wesak Effect: Changing Human Consciousness

May 17, 2011

Mount Shasta & lenticular cloud: spiritual center for US Wesak festival; photo courtesy Living Shasta

Mind is the Matrix of all Matter
Max Planck

Wesak is the most important date in the Buddhist calendar — regardless of where it is held in Indian, Chinese, Zen, Tibetan, Indonesian, Nepalese, Mahayana or Western practices.

HH Dalai Lama participates in the Newark Peace Education Summit in New Jersey during Wesak week 2011

Celebrated by one-third of the world’s population during the week of the full moon in May, it marks the birth of the Buddha (Siddhartha Gautama, c. 563BC) and, for some Buddhists, his enlightenment (Nirvana) and his death. In Burma and Thailand, for instance, it is celebrated with special lanterns made of paper and wood; candles are burned continuously and houses are cleaned, decorated and made new with much joyful music and the sound of bells. In Laos it is known as the Feast of the Lanterns. In India, it is Vesak Day, or Buddha Purnima.

Caged birds released on Wesak: spiritual symbolism and vegetarian practice

There is a long tradition of releasing caged birds on Wesak, signifying the freeing of the soul from the body cage on reaching enlightenment — Nirvana. Many (strict) Buddhists are vegetarians, but those who are not, often pay butchers to release animals otherwise scheduled for human consumption. On this auspicious day, others forgo eating meat. Water ceremonies include bathing the Buddha’s shoulders to remind devotees to purify the mind from greed, hatred and ignorance.

Wesak is a festival we might all benefit from sharing — or at least understanding its roots. In contrast with many world religions, Buddhism is unique for its focus on personal spiritual development and striving for deep insight into the true nature of life, through the practice of morality, meditation and awareness of one’s own accessible inner wisdom.

Buddhists believe nothing is permanent: that change is always possible.

22,000ft axis mundi Mt.Kailash, Tibet, simultaneously the world's most venerated holy place (to 4 world religions) and the least visited, acts as the Earth's Crown Chakra

OM
MANI
PADME
HUM
May we dedicate all positive words to the enlightenment of all sentient beings in six realms of cyclic existence
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Buddhist prayer

Buddha literally means ‘one who is awake’ and has become enlightened. It is a term that denotes a person who has attained the supreme wisdom and compassion that Enlightenment brings.

The Wesak festival is unique in world religions in that it is a present-time cosmological event and not just one that commemorates a past spiritual happening–as do most holy days.

In Buddhist tradition, Wesak is a five-day festival: two days of preparation, both mental and physical; the day of the Wesak full moon itself, (this year, Tuesday 17th May) and two days after for meditation, direction of energy for good, for self-healing, and for planetary vision.

Ideally, one should approach Wesak week with discipline, clearing the mind beforehand, eliminating from our consciousness all negativity — including the influence of negative people — so that our mind and spirit are opened and ready to receive the forces of Light (love).

If someone negative tries to complicate your life, turn and walk away from them” Caroline Myss

In the western version of the tradition, the day of the Wesak full moon is known as the Day of Safeguarding.

On the full moon of May, with the rising of the morning star, Siddhartha Gautama became the Buddha, the enlightened one

While Siddhartha’s enlightenment happened over 2500 years ago, it is interesting to note that this year (2011) the ‘morning star’, Venus, is not only recapturing brilliance celebrated in that age-old Buddhist proclamation, but also — on May 11th — approached within one-half-degree of fellow morning planet Jupiter, alongside Mercury and Mars in the pre-dawn eastern sky. This Jupiter-Venus-conjunction is the same configuration as that heralded in 6BC as the brilliant ‘Star in the East’ which signaled the birth of Christ.

So Venus and Jupiter, among others, are presently contributing as planetary pointers to this year’s Wesak week. Other celestial phenomena are in store for the rest of 2011 and 2012.

“On the Day of Safeguarding (May 17th) itself, we the human race should try to receive, contain and hold as much of that great spiritual light, (energy, love) as we possibly can within our bodies as a kind of intelligent network of conscious ‘Mind’ for the planet — as her brain, so to speak.” Wesak Souled-Out Spiritual Hierarchy.

In the West, this year’s festival has primary focus on raising planetary awareness: a rising tide of human Unity Consciousness, which has been a consistent feature of this blog and is becoming the focus of much attention in the runup to 2012. The western hub of Wesak ceremonies, festivities and deep religious rededication is Mount Shasta, Siskyou County, California.

Earth's energy grid, portals and Chakras on the electromagnetic network

In the language of Earth-Gaia Medicine, the Earth, as a sentient being, has energy chakras, one on each continent, just as the human body has energy centers. Shasta is believed to hold the energetic focus for Mother Earth’s root or base chakra.

Her other chakra points are:
Island of the Sun, Lake Titicaca: Sacral second Chakra
Uluru, Ayer’s Rock, Australia: Solar plexus third Chakra
Glastonbury, Somerset: Heart fourth Chakra
Great Pyramid, Giza: Throat fifth Chakra
No fixed location for sixth, Third Eye Chakra
Mt. Kailash, Tibet: Crown 7th Chakra and axis mundi, peak of the world axis.

’Sixties Revolution
California is known for its leading-edge ethos begun in the 1960s and ’70s of multi-discipline spiritual thought, an EarthFirst lifestyle and as home to many New Age groups. Hermann Hesse’s ‘Siddhartha‘ was virtually ‘required reading’ during the spiritual revolution of the ’sixties in a State which became a honeypot for spiritual entrepreneurs, gurus and devout followers of a New Age way of life. While that ‘off-the-grid’ lifestyle continues a presence in the State, it has become — like other spiritual practices — subsumed by the great unwieldy machine of human progress, population growth, and the media/internet/communications revolution.

Among a plethora of New Age spiritual frontrunners from that era, however, one guru stands tall above the rest — Ram Dass. As (former) Dr Richard Alpert, b.1931, he was the renowned Harvard professor whose experimental psych lab –alongside Prof. Timothy Leary and his (then) graduate student Dr. Ralph Metzner, founder of the Green Earth Foundation— used mind-altering techniques in the study of the transformation of human consciousness. They co-authored the volume ‘The Psychedelic Experience‘: a Manual based on the Tibetan Book of the Dead and dedicated to Aldous Huxley. In his subsequent conversion and becoming a messenger for ‘American Buddhism’, Ram Dass was seen not only as a genuine seeker, practitioner and proponent of the simple spiritual lifestyle, but his consistency and practice of personal liberation have affected many lives.

My life is my message” Baba Ram Dass, 1992

Author of the seminal spiritual bible of the time, ‘Be Here Now‘, 1971, he practised the art of self-discipline in maintaining one’s own unique balance and wisdom, in allowing self-liberation, and the ‘voice of the Divine’ to come through into daily life.

Ram Dass suffered a cerebral hemorrhage in 1997 which paralyzed his right side. It has taken him over a decade to recover all function, but he is back on the lecture-appearance circuit, his message stronger than ever. Before the stroke, he finally met and was interviewed by contemporary and fellow research/occult scientist, Terence McKenna (video conversation above). While they had taken divergent life paths — McKenna researching the biological immediacy of shamanic experience and altered states of consciousness; Ram Dass eschewing mind experimentation for spiritual ritual and meditative practice — they discovered shared truth and remarkable similarities in their need to question accepted authority and discover ‘one’s own reality’: McKenna’s ‘felt presence of direct experience’. The video series is unprecedented in its honesty and their familiarity with each other, because while they shared a youthful background of the counter-culture, this was their first encounter as seniors in the consciousness field. In that sense, the video interviews (on YouTube) are unique, unrepeated. McKenna died in 2000 of brain cancer.

Terence McKenna, author of 'Food of the Gods,' before he died in 2000

McKenna believed human evolution and particularly language development were triggered by apes eating hallucinogenic plants after their descent from the trees; that either Man must return to Nature before she explodes, or tout de suite launch some rocket ships to the stars. Ram Dass approaches humanity as a concept seen from the transcendental realm of Godhead, as viewed through the Third Dimension. Both men of ideas have lived long enough to be able to dissolve ego in an unprecedented open exchange. But while the duo (in their video conversation) approach the subject from apparently opposite sides, they both bring light to their shared belief in autonomous, intuitive ‘knowing’, as opposed to acceptance of concepts fostered by fear-mongered dogma of state and government attitudes.

They both believe in ‘Mind’, as the engineer of reality, consciousness.

“The Net,” says McKenna, “is an ‘oracle’ fostering an unprecedented dialogue between human beings and the sum total of human knowledge.” He believes that out of computer graphics will emerge a new form of human communication. “We are heading for a world made out of Mind.”

“Go beyond the ‘isms’ and tell me what you really think we’ll find,” says Ram Dass. While he believes in intuitive links, he concedes the need for virtual/real communication.

Dass believes in the transcendental awareness brought about by communion with one’s higher self, the Divine. It hinges on the presently-growing impetus of global consciousness. McKenna had first-hand knowledge of South American Indians who experienced the Collective Unconscious as an immediate, shamanic, reality; not just as an intellectual construct.

As our society weaves itself ever-more deeply into this colossal thinking machine, McKenna believes it may somehow be able to replicate those shaman Indians’ collective knowing. He answers:

“We’re finding a world made out of Mind instead of ‘stuff’. Mind itself is being pulled taut. We are being given that transcendental object at the End of Time”.

“So what is this transcendental object at the End of Time?” asks Dass.

“A material made from hologramatic disk: part bio, part machine, part think tank, part Mind.”

Over one million Buddhists are meditating right now, pooling consciousness. Critical mass requires only one half of one percent of the population to be ‘vibrating’ at a higher frequency for cohesion/enlightenment/ascension to occur.

This Wesak festival might be the very one which decides the fate of the Earth: the one which changes global consciousness and takes it one step farther up the ladder to the stars.
©2011 Marian Youngblood

Jumping Dimensions: Crop Circle PHI-losophy 101

August 22, 2010

PHI, the Golden Mean seen as the Divine fractal or self-generating spiral of beauty

Since there no longer exist in this four-dimensional structure [space-time] any sections which represent ‘now’ objectively, the concepts of happening and becoming are not completely suspended, but complicated. It appears, therefore, more natural to think of physical reality as a four-dimensional existence, rather than, as hitherto, the evolution of a three dimensional one.
Albert Einstein

We think we understand dimensions. One – two – three, the above quote notwithstanding, we know our world: a pencil drawing, line on paper, are one and two. The paper itself makes it three and we’re drawing it NOW in this moment, so that makes it four. Four — the dimension of time, Einstein’s E=mc2— is where our everyday understanding of physics of our real world brings us in line with today’s brightest minds. Beyond that, our braincells need a little boost, an injection of fantasy, imagination, a mental grasshopper leap. That’s where we’re fortunate, because we’re getting a ‘little help from our friends’.

A little honey at Honey Street: PHI fractal crop circle of 08/08 at Stanton Bridge, Wiltshire

When the crop circle community stood poised, balancing on ballet points for what might materialize from those higher dimensions on the eight-gate, 8/8, our friends in high places sent us four! One at Spilsby Lincolnshire, a magnificent 500-footer at Pewsey White Horse, and a little honey, a miniscule delight in the form of a fractal at Honey Street, Wiltshire.

Large yin-yang solar flare August 7th sent CME to earth, photo Wouter Verhesen

The miniature (150-foot diameter) Honey Street design seemed like another warning that the sun was playing up — its fractal lying in yin-yang position did look remarkably like a solar flare which sent a coronal mass ejection (CME) earthwards the previous day, (SpaceWeather). But, for good measure, in case we didn’t get the message, a second mini-circle appeared simultaneously at Stanton St Bernard #2 which looks remarkably like a flaring sun, complete with solar prominence burst. Meanwhile, the irate farm manager at Pewsey White Horse, having warned visitors previously in the season that ‘trespassing’ would be dealt with severely, cut the massive formation out by noon the same day (YouTube video below). But the honey at Honey Street (Stanton St. Bernard #1) remains; is gorgeous, and while expressing multiple ideas, is a delightful feast for the eye. Brain food? Nothing too taxing (unlike the M4 coded images, further below); just a whimsical fairytale fractal (couched in CME format with wave-bending crescent) in a golden harvest field.

While over the previous fortnight earth’s deepest thinkers were pondering math ratios, alien language code and making themselves sick thinking life had sent them lemons, the Universe made us lemonade!

I feel compassion for some of the serious ponderers in Croppiedom. This season has not been easy for them. 2010 not only manifested mysticism, mathematics and dimensional momentum; it brought masses of ‘plankers‘ out of the woodwork. In conjunction with and as substitutes for what they like to call ‘anomalous’ crop circles (those formed in intense heat with ultrasound and cereal nodes bent by light, leaving vestiges of ‘angel hair’ — a pure silicon-hydrogen hallmark of UFOs aka white powder gold), the summer fields have been invaded by human designers, albeit talented, but mixing up the metaphor for us naïve believers in Ascension as a theme and confusing visitors flocking to the fields to find nirvana.

It may be this confusion which affected the Pewsey farm manager. It’s understandable: if he thinks — to quote my funny friend Fitzy — that ‘last night 100 students, studying macrame, snuck into a field and wove …leaving no evidence of their presence…’ and that they were just messing up his life for kicks, or for an art project, it’s not difficult to see why he accosted visitors and sent threatening messages, describing the work as ‘vandalism‘.

Silicon-hydrogen compound 'angel hair' found in light-created crop circles

But if he were to see his cut crop as light-enhanced, with added silicon nutrients incorporated in the grain which have health-giving properties, growth-rate boosts (and might fetch more on the market), then he might change his tune. But that supposition for another year, now. The formation has been cut.

'Anomalous' formation on top of Whitefield Hill, Woodsend, Wiltshire August 3rd showed vestiges of 'angel hair'

Not before it was thoroughly documented, though, with superb aerial photography by Matthew Williams and Pierre Beake, and while only a few pedesterians got a close-up of this 500-foot spectacle, its dimensions and message will be studied in depth long after its vestigial imprint has gone. It’s interesting to speculate that its purity of design and impact on spectators may indicate that it, too, was an ‘anomalous’ creation similar to the ‘egg-slicer’ formation of August 3rd on top of Whitefield Hill, Woodsend next to the radio transmitter. Whitefield showed evidence of light-induced elongated stalk nodes on atypical straight stems in the flattened crop, along with a residue of angel hair or ‘white powder gold’. For more detail on this silicon-hydrogen compound and its qualities, see the p.p.s on my last blog.

Gerald Hawkins, great decoder of Stonehenge and subsequent devoté of sacred geometry and diatonic musical ratios (Egyptian ‘frozen music’), wrote before he died in 2003:

If crop circles are made by hoaxers, then they should stop doing it, because they are breaking the law and damaging the food supply. If they are made by UFO aliens, they shouldn’t give us the dates of our trips to Mars and names of men from the Titanic era – famous, clever, but now forgotten. If some are transcendental, the power behind it should realize that our culture is now willing to accept transcendental happenings. If they are indeed transcendental, then society will have to make a big adjustment in the years ahead.

Through a language that’s possible for most of us to understand the crop circles, with apparent ease, carry trains of thought over thousands of years that are both transformative and liberating. The Egyptian/Sumerian priesthood did it — spared no effort in using every available surface to proclaim the existence of another dimension (their ‘after’- or future- life), so the people might understand. Now, millennia later, we so-called evolved mortals are being given similar instruction — a picture language with recurring specific symbols — from our ‘priesthood of light’, our own consciousness from a higher dimension. It is no coincidence that the Horton Friday-the-13th finale of the 2010 Wiltshire season has blatant Egyptian symbolism.

We are being shown a series of objects which exist in a higher dimension, so that our vision and perception may become clearer. Each summer, via an ephemeral canvas of wheat, barley and maize, we’re being taught telepathically: and each year-end we’ve learned more than we knew before. Light orbs (clearly from a dimension we haven’t yet got the hang of) are now so frequently witnessed, documented, and (almost) accepted as a tool of the Circlemakers, that we are having to concede our prosaic 3/4-dimensional world is a little out of date. The sensation of bliss experienced by many within light-orb-inscribed formations is not imaginary. Human bonding, spontaneous group meditations and effortless harmony with others seem to occur naturally within these creations. The Circlemakers are professors not only of beauty and precision, but sacred geometry, history, mathematics, arcane tradition and philosophy, spiritual discipline, bliss and joy!

Dan Winter, author of Phi Physics in a Nutshell, says

DNA is the seed crystal of the higher dimensional Lightbody
DNA, a perfect Phi-structured crystal connecting long waves and short waves, is a three-dimensional pattern designed to transmit information, in the form of a living being, through time and space, the fourth dimension. Its goal seems to be to create a fifth-dimensional intelligence, one capable of phase-locking with the information of the Universe stored in its crystaline coding within its DNA geometry.

Geometry is the basic creation of symmetry, says Winter. This is where the Phi-wave or the perfect spiral, Golden Mean fractal, Nature’s perfect natural growth pattern, comes in. ‘Any symmetrical structure creates a place where meeting waves, those traveling in opposite directions, can stand, that is, can phase and phase-lock.’ Standing waves give the illusion of solidity, which is the ‘segregation of momentum that makes possible the birth of matter.’

He explains why the Golden Mean spiral is Nature’s ideal ‘nest’ for converging waves:

‘In the world of waves, only the donut, (the torus or vortex), and the golden mean spiral can become coherent — hold their shape — like a smoke ring. As more of these smoke rings are created and they want to relate to the first smoke ring, they must ‘nest’ in the right pattern so that they can remember their form and still share structure. The best pathway for doing this is the ratio we call the golden mean. Only in this shape can waves nest together without interfering with each other and cancelling out their memories.’

A Phi spiral can nest triangles, squares and five-sided figures (pentagons), creating a dodecahedron as it goes. The dodecahedron (12-sided shape) is the perfect Golden Mean nest for turning information/waves into coherent structure. ‘That’s why it’s also the pattern of the braided DNA molecule,’ Winter concludes.

Julia Set fractal at Stonehenge July 1996, beloved of mathematicians, marine biologists and musicians

So our DNA, constantly evolving and upgrading through an enhancing light spectrum — with the help of sunlight and electromagnetic energy from the higher dimension — is lifting our four-dimensional world bodily towards the fifth: dimension of our lightbody.

Countless crop circles over the years have depicted the fractal. Perhaps most famous of all was the ‘Julia Set’ Stonehenge formation of July 7, 1996 whose pristine curve appeared in broad daylight at teatime after torrential rain the previous night. Its ‘comforting’ shape to mathematicians represents a complex computer-generated fractal image; to musicians the bass clef, and to marine biologists the cross-section of a nautilus shell.

E = mc2
Matter is just a lot of energy moving so slowly that we can touch it and sit on it. Energy is just a little bit of matter moving so fast we have trouble finding it: simply put, they’re polarities of the same substance, which is flowing and moving at different rates constantly through the Universe.

But there’s an even bigger idea for this 101 dissertation in our Dimensional PHI-losophy class:

Perfect symmetrical geometric shapes contain, ‘nest’ or embody energy. So, by focusing our ‘intent’, (heightened with love, desire, feeling, emotion, belief and will) we can make things happen — ‘create matter’. That’s why New Age philosophy, esoteric disciplines and native American ancestral wisdom describe us as the ‘Creator’.

Where attention goes energy flows‘.

New Age and ancient teaching of the Mystery Schools,
multi-platform

There’s one aspect we still don’t quite understand, but it’s worth keeping all the balls in the air.

The connection to sound — ultrasound, music in any form as inspiration and its creative ability as a ‘wave-particle’ — cannot be overlooked. Gerald Hawkins was fascinated by the diatonic scale — another fractal, or ‘perfect’ progression of the familiar octave on the piano, bassoon, saxophone, guitar. Notably he and Paul Vigay corresponded on its unique function in crop circles before both died. They found not only that crop circle images converted into sound through special computer software produced meditation-inducing alpha waves; but that the reverse hypothesis was true — that ultrasound is a factor in producing images in the corn.

Solstitial Phi formula in Vale of Pewsey lies immediately below the Heart chakra - the (Sanskrit) wheel that directs life

Earlier this season we were gifted another stunning coded triangular motif in the Vale of Pewsey on Solstice, which turned out to be an ASCII rendition of 1.61803399, the golden ratio = ϕ Phi. It is clearly a formula close to ET’s heart! I still believe that it, like the coded canola musical box disc in the May 22nd Wilton formation, if played through Vigay’s software, would produce sound in the alpha range. We shall have to wait for Paul’s lightbody to arise and return.

Meanwhile a great deal of speculation surrounded the double appearance on either side of the M4 motorway at exit 14 to Hungerford on July 30th. Decoding the dual image has so far proved inconclusive, but when combined, the formations revealed a face overlaid on 16 lines or ‘strings’. Musicians, Lotus Ocean are overjoyed that their guitarist/avatar PT’s face appeared embedded in twin pixels flanking the M4, his daily route to play ritual music in crop circles. Their idea is not totally far-fetched. There are 16 petals in the divine lotus — a symbol of Ascension — and music, specifically ultrasound, has been found to produce waves of rapture in electromagnetic forms by Vigay, Hawkins and others (humans and wheatfields being similarly influenced by alpha waves). PT (Prashant Trivedi) is a string musician deeply entrenched in Vedic ritual and symbolism. Following his ritual AUM (OM) incantation within the ‘Druids cave’ near East Field, Alton Priors in 2007, the massive 2.25-acre OM crop circle of 7/7/7 appeared.

Sound is, after all, another form of energy in the electromagnetic stream that we all share in this amazing new world of heightened perception.

Are we willing to go for it: will we pass the exam, graduate from Dimensional PHI-losophy 101?

Our goal is fifth-dimensional awareness, a state already reached by many during meditation. It can be described as our ability to see all space and time, energy and matter, as components of one original wave form. This bliss state can, according to Winter, ‘bend light into a circle of self-awareness’. It creates a rich ultraviolet/blue explosion of energy that accompanies the Merkabah rise of Kundalini, Winter’s phase-lock of biological energies into the flow of the universal information energy stream. This enfolded love-state creates enlightenment, a state where the awareness of the universal mind meets itself at every wave junction.

The more we meditate, project from a state of love, feel gratitude, the closer we come to permanent nirvana.

Howzat for lateral thinking.


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