Seven for the Pleiades —
Sister stars of ancient lore.
Some think to call them home
(others think a little more).
Seven were the wonders
Of the world in ages past.
To day they've been updated,
But short term memories don't last.
Seven notes of melody
Comprise all tonic scales.
Infinite variations give us
Endless sonic tales.
Seven sins prove deadly
For those lacking self-control.
Get to know your triggers,
Or the outcome won't be droll.
Seven are the Chakras;
Vortices of vital breath.
Meditate on these and see
Horus vanquish Seth!
Seven senses function
If a dreamer is wide awake.
Sixth be the so-called psychic,
Seventh: uncoiled ethereal snake.
Seven seals will break
When Judgment Day arrives.
Then we'll know who excelled
Or erred by wasting precious lives ...
Verb Boss City
Nobody wants to hear it;
Tiny brains cannot bear it —
Any outpour of adjectives
Accompanying their respective
Subjects to achieve a higher objective.
They were once believed to be blessings
Of superlative bliss, but lately
Sunny ideas meld together
While choral nocturnes
Turn into perverse
Red tail-lights pulsate
Like plasmic irony through
The asphalt highway's main artery.
Scrapes skies overhead
Because Phobos hates hoboes.
Gilded cage suits the socialite parrot ...
However, a Jack Hare won't chase that carrot!
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Hark the herald angel's hum:
Bring your banjo
Pick then strum!
Moot point wavers
To and from.
Eat devil's banquet;
Don't drop crumbs.
Life's more sanguine
Than red rum.
Break up huddle
We gotta scrum.
Time to kick-ass
Spit out gum.
There are secrets
Left to plumb ...
March to beat
Of internal drum.
Have no reason
To feel glum.
Pull that slack
Old school chum.
First one fucks
Before two cum!
1. A person who engages in a study, sport, or other activity for pleasure rather than for financial benefit or professional reasons.
2. An athlete who has never competed for payment or for a monetary prize.
3. A person inexperienced or unskilled in a particular activity.
4. A person who admires something; a devotee or fan.
Middle French [1775-85] from the Latin amātor (lover).
First and foremost: here's an amateur!
Auteur pour son compte
Lover of les belles arts
Orator des choses sublime.
Borrowed barbs from malheur's flowers —
Ne comprends pas?
More's the pity, old sport.
Behold unbridled puissance;
Douceur has gone sour.
Il est tres apropos
Exemplar par excellence
Et aussi le ne plus ultra
Connoisseur covering . . .
Sixty minutes of infamy
Rife with disrespect
For conventional flow
And blatant disregard
Toward audience comprehension!
Author's Note: For further notes on Carlos Castaneda's The Art of Dreaming, please refer to Wikipedia.
Sevenfold be the sorcerer's gateways to dreaming (each gate is first reached [i] and then crossed [ii] although not necessarily consecutively):
- Manual Setup — [i] Settle the outcome, 'mano a mano'. The Second Attention is only awoken by our conscious intention. Find your hands in a dream and look away briefly before returning to them intently. Rinse and repeat; this stabilizes one's nocturnal 'double'. [ii] Fall asleep while remaining lucid. Having forged your energy body, you must learn how to use it. Take baby steps. Will yourself into action. Attempt to interact with ethereal objects.
- Nesting Instinct — [i] Once proficiency is achieved, start dreaming within dreams. Master awakening from deeper and deeper theta states. One can also focus on ancillary items in order to transition toward different dream scenes. [ii] Consistent years of practice should pique the interest of Inorganic Beings. Project confidence and they'll surely rally to you. Avoid fear at all costs. Try tracking Inorganic scouts back to their own abodes. Those who play their cards right shall gain allies who can heighten our awareness more than ever thought possible.
- Dreamer & Dreamed — [i] At some point you'll come face to face with your actual sleeping self. Your two Attentions are now merging. The energetic double is Being completed, thus does it begin touching upon everyday reality. It's imperative that you develop a method of confirming without doubt that this is indeed your physical form. Heed Don Juan's advice and observe everything here "with great care and curiosity". [ii] Beware of rational mind or else end up trapped in superfluous minutiae. Rely instead on irrational abandon so that your perception doesn't linger too long on any particular detail. Fluidity is of utmost importance.
- Sightseeing & Sharing — [i] Use the 'dreamt' to visit familiar locales. Follow up by visiting places that are less known, including situations outside mundane experience. [ii] Enter the dream of another dreamer, or occupy a mutual dream together. Such feats require bounteous reserves of personal power, which are usually obtained through abstinence or energy exchanges with one's allies.
- Bridging Gaps — [i] Switch out the aforementioned double with your material embodiment. The double can be sent ahead and exert its pull upon physicality. Transposition becomes possible. Practice astral projection at its finest. Most people won't be able to tell the difference between either manifestation anyway. [ii] Split in twain, catapult into unknown realities. There you may temporarily inhabit the viewpoint of an otherworldly entity. While we're prone to impute human qualities on such alien experiences, just gaze directly (rather passively) at those energies, and witness vast mysteries unravel!
- Spirit Animals — [i] Sometimes when we traverse outlandish dreamscapes, natural obstacles arise. During these times, it's not uncommon for the double to react instinctively by assuming a feral physique: birds, felines, foxes and wolves are common totems. [ii] Moreover, once shamans become comfortable enough in 'beast mode', they can actually awaken elsewhere as animals. This is a dangerous threshold that one ought to cross only if utterly confident and after much training.
- Tonal & Nagual — [i] Duality is breached for good as both Attentions get unified. In a manner of speaking, it's like 'dreaming awake'. This is Seeing proper, since sufficient Impeccability has been cultivated, and it's ripe for harvesting. The dreamer beholds daily life through the eyes of the dreamt. [ii] The island of one's Tonal is now flooded by elements flowing from the Nagual's oceanic emanations: Assemblage Point, luminous cocoons, power plants, Rolling Force, Voladores, etc. You might even hear the Voice of Seeing itself. Whatever you do, don't tell the uninitiated about these things because they'll probably have you committed!
In ancient Rome, during the time of the Caesars, the cricket was sold in golden cages at a very high price. In Mexico City, at the Museum of Anthropology and History there exists a very interesting picture related to the teachings that were taught to the Aztec Nobility and Priests in their secret temples.
In this picture, we see two individuals floating over the Hill of Chapultepec. A chirping cricket appears at the summit of the hill. Next to this scene, a floating human face appears; from the mouth emerges two waves of light which symbolize the chirping of the cricket, or in other words, the symbol for the monotonous and sharp sound of the cricket that the two people who are floating over the foothill must produce in order to penetrate into the temple."
The Cricket's Call
Cicadas seethe by sunlight
But at nighttime, crickets chirp.
Nocturnal chorus basking
In the heatwave aftermath.
Waking wizards for witching hour ...
Roused astral body astir within interzone —
Early morning moth latch onto silver cord
And raise this wretched man above his foibles!
Unladen from Earthly burden
Mortal coil may be transmuted
To enact any empyrean alchemy.
Peter Pan flies to Neverland again
(applaud so that Tinker Bell revives).
Old Jiminy will attest to regained virtues!
PC Thug: Political correctness taken to an illogical extreme. In their crusade to not offend anyone, they lash out at the ideas or contributions of others. They see themselves as righteous but come across as total asses who argue about the most trivial semantics. ~ from Urban Dictionary
Be ye wary of skullduggery;
En garde against verbicidal muggery.
Bar raging bulls, or else face buggery!
Bear your brass with shoulder shruggery —
Sticks and stones shouldn't taste sugary ...
One mustn't barter away surety
Nor dread being beaten by sluggery.
Salvage wrecks using towboat tuggery:
Sassy ornament ought wit nicety and snuggery.
Down verity's vino now, oh champion of chuggery!
Dada's Bratty Brainchild
Outcast in banishment
For going anti-establishment
But will not bother with lament
Cause if we blather on — inclement
It goes to show zero increment ...
Diplomacy remains a crude implement.
Harmonize notes upon chosen instrument;
Compensate for the crowd's lack of merriment.
Distill wrathful grapes when they doth ferment,
Then flying colors shalt highlight thine experiment!
Enigmata Tomb Bomb
Sunk under so low
Bottoming out down below.
Reaching up from profundity.
A lifetime of talent
Misspent on the worst world
Where free spirits can be sent.
But worry not!
If anyone is reading this
It means fate hasn't forgot.
Hence here's another ditty —
A diamond dug from nitty-gritty:
Sanctified Southern wind come nigh,
Quicken Northern landscape gone awry.
Difficult changes; trickier languages.
Doesn't dilute but enriches US.
Hate is composed of horrid habits
Intermix like horny rabbits!
Hybrid our breed forever then.
Yet even that won't lessen
Animalistic animosity among men.
Try to preemptively learn this lesson . . .
Ire be its own greatest nemesis —
Abide by no anger toward any stranger.
Spiritual descendants outlive and ASCENDETH
Wrong from the get-go
(Opening lines are critical
first impressions so pivotal).
According to website statistics
This is around where 90%
Of young surfers wipe out.
Why not? After all,
There isn't much here
Other than daft draft letters.
Coherence of a whole different
Order as well as magnitude —
Buildings ante blueprints.
Hence it doesn't suffice
To say things less than thrice.
Vowel-chimes both vice and device.
Being clever won't get us very far
When we're regularly at odds
With the callous majority.
Clawing one's way uphill
During a merciless mudslide;
Life story of any poor minority.
While those who call themselves
"normal" or "sane" but whom
Are actually self-righteous
Act with hideous hypocrisy!
This cynical plaintiff stands
Little chance of dispelling such guff.
Thrown off golden cuff just because
You won't back bold individuals:
"He's only a lone dissenter!"
Yet ever in your wanderlust
You'll wonder what was lost
Asking fellow tourists for directions ...
There are those among us
Who argue logically while
Suppressing strong emotions.
Yet our choices in wording
Reflect underlying feelings;
Biases and prejudices seep out ...
Spilling between coded lines.
And everyone else except speaker
Catches on to that dishonest drift.
A speech is much more than the mere sum
Of its constituent clauses. True though
They may sound when professing one's point.
Anyone who takes all that's said at face value
Clearly lacks analytical skills and faculties
For critical thinking (what's unsaid matters too).
These are some reasons why Kolinahr makes sense;
Being rather similar to terrestrial Buddhist meditation —
Mindfulness is the key to temper one's temperament.
Otherwise the logical Vulcan mindset breaks down
Degenerating into "Romulan Ruling Passion".
The results of each approach are predictable:
Indulging in notions of an ego-driven honor system
Often leads to conflict with competing egoists
And cyclical violence has a tendency to set in.
While logicians learn to adopt
Even measures of empathy
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