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PATRIARCHAL SOCIETY

“SLINKY SERPENTS HISS: SENSUAL SEX SENSATIONS…SAVORY, SUMPTUOUS”

Haiku Poem, by Lawrence R. Spencer

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It is the usual trait of Men, who inhabit fragile forms of flesh, to blame their addictions and inability to be responsible for their own ignorance and brutality,  AND to blame others for the own disabilities.  Such is the classic case of the authors of the Bible, and other ancient mythological texts in the Western World.  In about 600 BCE while the Jews were captive in Babylonia, the few scribes that could actually write, compiled and committed to paper their own pathetic history.  Much of what they wrote was borrowed or stolen from earlier, ancient civilizations who inhabited Earth for thousands of years before these band of pitiful slaves and peasant.  During the entire history of human beings on Earth, nearly every society, with very few exceptions, we patriarchal.  Simply stated, men ruled and ran societies solely and ONLY because the had larger muscles, less courage and much less empathy, compassion and ability to love than the female half of the population.  Females, by virtue of smaller muscles, and less inclination to beat and murder their fellows, have been literally forced into slavery during the entire history of Earth.

So, it is very easy to understand that one of the FEW WEAPONS that Womankind possess to sustain their own survival, to fight back and protect themselves in a race of brutal idiots, it to develop feminine “charms”:  beauty of face, of form.  Wisdom.  Practical survival sensibilities.  And sexual wiles that men cannot not resist.  These abilities also have to benefit of sustaining the population.  Child birth, the most painful ordeal that ANY human body can possibly endure, cannot be done by men.  Men are too cowardly and weak for the truly agonizing labor of pushing a bowling ball through a hole the size of a small apple!

However, the cowardice and stupidity of Men continues without inspection and remains  unchallenged by the men who are truly the Source of Evil on Planet Earth — Patriarchal Priests and Mindless Sheep.  Women are villainized by weaklings and cowards — PRIESTS ,  to be specific — as “Evil”…..  In the mythology of the “Garden of Eden’, it is the female EVE who is portrayed to be “evil” by the Priests who made up these farcical stories.  The same cowards — most of whom have never had sex with anyone except each other, or small boys, or goats — cram their Patriarchal Propaganda down the throats of the mindless sheep who read them, century after century!  After all the thousands and thousands of years of this brutal stupidity, one could easily argue that Females would be justified in murdering every Priest in their sleep, and any other “man” who continues to brutalize women, while blaming these innocents for their own addiction to sexual sensation!  Or, in the case of Priests, their own inability to understand the meaning of Love, Compassion, Aesthetic, Kindness and Nurturing…. the basic characteristics of Women.

Lawrence R. Spencer — Copyright 2013.

THE WEALTH OF INDIA

During recent years I have granted myself the right and privilege to read many of the great books of Western and Eastern philosophy and spirituality.  One of the very best was written by Paramahansa Yogananda  (January 5, 1893 – March 7, 1952).   Although poor in material resources, India is filled with “Skyscrapers of Spiritual Wisdom”.  These are two of the living saints, who, when incarnated as human beings, possessed the spiritual ability to transcend death, heal the sick, travel without bodies, read the innermost minds of others, and to Love Unconditionally.  This photograph is of two of the Greatest Gifts that India has given to Humankind.  The poem that follows is from the book  Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramhansa Yogananda.  ( THIS LINK IS TO THE FREE ON-LINE EDITION)  If you have not given yourself the profound pleasure of enjoying this book yet, I sincerely encourage you to do so.  — LRS

Yogananda with Sri Anandamayi Ma

(PHOTO: Yogananda with Sri Anandamayi Ma)

Samadhi

Raised the veils of light and shade,
Evaporated whole fog of sadness,
Sailed away around the dawn of transient joy
Faded blurred mirage of the senses.

AOAYLove, hate, health, disease, life, death:
Became extinct these false shadows on the screen of duality.

The storm of maya stilled
With the magic wand of intuition deep.

Present, past, future, no longer exist for me
I only everlasting, onifluente, I, everywhere.

Planets, stars, constellations of dust, dirt,
Volcanic eruptions of doomsday cataclysms,
The normalizing furnace of creation,
Glaciers of silent x-rays, burning electron floods,
Thoughts of all men, past tenses, present, Futures,
Every blade of grass, myself, mankind,
Each particle of dust universal
Anger, greed, good, bad, salvation, lust,
All assimilated, all transmuted
In the vast ocean of blood of my own Being undivided.

Rejoicing in embers, often fanned by meditation,
Blinding my eyes teary,
Burst into flames of immortal bliss,
Consumed my tears, my limits, my all.

Thou art I, I am Thou
The Knowing, the Knower, the Known, unified!

Palpitation quiet, uninterrupted peace ever new
Eternally alive.

Treat all expectations transcendent imagination,
Beatitude of samadhi!

Neither unconscious state,
Neither mental chloroform without the voluntary,
Samadhi extends my conscious realm
Beyond the limits of my mortal frame
Even the farthest boundary of eternity
Where I, the Cosmic Sea,
I watch the little ego floating in Me

We hear, of atoms, murmurs furniture;
The dark earth, mountains, valleys are liquid melt!

Mares fluids are converted into fuzzy vapor!

Aum blows upon vapors, revealing wonders.

Further,
Oceans unfold revealed, shining electrons,
Until the last sound of the drum cosmic
Transfuse the lights eternal rays in the densest
Of bliss that seeps into everything.

From joy I came, for joy I live, in sacred joy
Dissolvo me.

Ocean of mind, I drink all creation’s waves.

Four veils of solid, liquid, gas, and bright
Raised.

I, at all, penetrate the Great I.

Extinguished forever the faltering, flickering shadows,
Memories of mortals:
Immaculate is my mental sky – below, above and well ahead;
Eternity and I, one united ray.

Tiny bubble of laughter, I,
I became the very Sea of Joy.

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Copyright © Self Realization Fellowship. All Rights Reserved.
Paramahansa Yogananda – (Portuguese)

DYING TO ENTERTAIN

Why is it that killing, mayhem, destruction, murder, blood & guts, war and death in general are called “entertainment”?  It’s not just on television.  Dying horribly has featured as the prominent theme in books, magazines, newspapers, plays, movies and every kind of “entertainment” ever conceived.  A couple thousand years ago we used to go to arenas all over the Roman Empire to watch people slaughter each other and innocent animals by the thousands!  Bloody “sports” like boxing, wrestling, sword fighting, and jousting have been  popular for thousands of years.  More people have been slaughtered on battlefields all over the world throughout human history than by any other cause (except disease and old age).

Why are homo sapiens are utterly fascinated by, and relish violent, dramatic death?  Why is death entertaining?

My guess is because we don’t really die.  We just keep on coming back and doing it all again.  What we really love about death is the drama, the mystery and the pain of playing a game.

— Lawrence R. Spencer, 2012

BOOK BOUND WITH THE SKIN OF GUY FAWKES CONSPIRATOR

Anthropodermic Bibliopegy, or The Truth About Books Bound In Human SkinThe Book Bound With The Human Face of A Guy Fawkes Conspirator

“The skin of Father Henry Garnet, a part of the in the 1605 gunpowder plot to blow up the Houses of Parliament (made popular by Alan Moore and David Lloyd’s V for Vendetta), binds a 1606 record of this offenses against him, entitled A True and Perfect Relation of the Whole Proceedings Against the Late Most Barbarous Traitors, Garnet a Jesuit and His Confederates. The conspiracy still holds a special place for those in Great Britain, with the fifth of November celebrated as Guy Fawkes Day.

Garnet regularly listened to the confessions from the collaborators, and while not an active in the plot to blow up the House of Lords and kill King James I, Garnet received a punishment of death by hanging due to his knowledge of the plan, with his body later drawn and quartered prior to the removal of skin for binding.

One copy of of A True and Perfect Relation bound with Garnet’s skin is particularly unusual, as an impression from the face of Garnet is seen on the front cover (there is an image of it above, but the face is actually fairly hard to see). This copy is not very large, approximately 4 by 6 inches, and sold at auction for $11,000 in 2007.”

via iO9.com

“OCCUSPRAY”

ATTENTION PEASANTS!

ARE YOU ONE OF THOSE NASTY, BAD-SMELLING, UNGRATEFUL REVOLUTIONARY MALCONTENTS THAT GET “OCCUSPRAYED” BY THE HIRED HIT-MEN OF THE MILITARY/INDUSTRIAL/CONGRESSIONAL/BANKING ESTABLISHMENT? (Thank goodness they’re not using real guns and real bullets…yet.) WELL, IF YOU HAVEN’T ALREADY LEARNED ABOUT IT, YOU CAN ACQUIRE THE SAME TOOLS THAT YOUR GOVERNMENT USES TO “MANAGE” YOU!  YOU CAN BECOME JUST LIKE ONE OF THE ELITE BANKERS and POLITICIANS THAT YOU EMPOWER EVERY DAY.

 BUY YOUR OWN PEPPER SPRAY HERE: http://www.pepperspray.com/

OR, YOU COULD JUST STOP VOTING FOR CRIMINAL POLITICIANS and STOP USING CREDIT CARDS, and BUYING STOCKS and BONDS, and DRIVING MONSTER-TRUCK SUVs THAT SUCK UP A GALLON OF GAS A SECOND, and EATING TEN TIMES AS MUCH FOOD AS YOU NEED EVERY DAY and WATCHING IDIOTIC TV SHOWS and ‘THE NEWS’  — and so on, and so on, you can figure it out for yourself, if you try. (Just a thought….)