Israel Revisited – from exile to exodus (part 2/2)

I didn’t know what I was in for… I wouldn’t want it any other way!

After landing in Israel in June 2005, immediately I felt a raising of my energy. It felt perfect to arrive. Prior to that, the only time I had been in Israel was in December 1987 for a couple of weeks.

The first place I went to was the Jerusalem botanical gardens.

However, I soon noticed my lips drying up – this was due to the hardness of the water. Pots and pans were even left with a white residue of minerals after each meal. The only solution was bottled water.

Two people I met in Jerusalem were Sharon (below left) from the CU Agency and Warren (below right, 2018) who is also from Melbourne, Australia. Warren and I took on an extras role for Sharon at Mt Zion for a Discovery/NatGeo documentary. In 2018, right before leaving Israel, I gladly met Warren again who by that stage was using a walker.

Interestingly, the “raising of vibration” that hit me when first entering Israel and kept bringing me back had left by 2018. It is for this reason that I tend to think the term “aaliyah” (going up to Israel) is wrongly applied to Israeli immigration. Moreover, I think the country name “Israel” is incorrect. That name should only be used once all the lost 10 tribes can (and do) return to the holy land and not while the Israelites are lost and in exile – imagine if that became the new security narrative rather than Iran! Even “Jewland” “Holyland” “Israel-2B” or “Israeland” could be more apt. The Temple Mount has not changed since 1948 and the wars never end because there is a fear of justice.

After Jerusalem, I made it to the holy mountain city of Tsfat.

Here I spoke to Jeremy who was immigrating to Adelaide from England. He wasn’t sold on Israel and was very concerned with the poverty. I also met Tony Rose (from Manchester) and his children (photo Jerusalem, 2006) who was later murdered in Tsfat in a horrific stabbing.

In Jerusalem, at around the same location as above, I overheard a couple of American guys discussing Israel and making “aaliyah.” They said it was a highly security conscious, hyper-rational and highly competitive society. Their main gripe was that Jews fighting other Jews just doesn’t work – I suppose they meant especially in Israel – and I agree. It’s ironic, because I went to Israel to be in a place where there’d be less walls between people as a result of being from the same spiritual and genetic background – but it turns out the walls are just different.

Anyhow, months later, in October 2005 and still with the travel bug, I reached Vancouver.

While browsing a second-hand bookstore I discovered a book (Idel, 1988) Studies in Ecstatic Kabbalah and it really had a strong resonance with me. The book is  a study of Rabbi Abraham Abulafia. Abulafia uncovered new knowledge through an itinerant life and believed he was the messiah – although perhaps that belief was justifiable to the extent of his preeminence.

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Abulafia even attempted to convert the pope to Judaism:

He went to Rome in 1280 in order to convert Pope Nicholas III to Judaism on the day before Rosh Hashanah. The Pope was in Suriano when he heard of it, and he issued orders to “burn the fanatic” as soon as he reached that place. The stake was erected in preparation close to the inner gate; but Abulafia set out for Suriano all the same and reached there August 22. While passing through the outer gate, he heard that the Pope had died from an apoplectic stroke during the preceding night. He returned to Rome, where he was thrown into prison by the Order of Friars Minor but was liberated after four weeks’ detention. He was next heard of in Sicily. ~ Wikipedia

I also visited the British Columbia Parliament Buildings in Victoria, BC.

Back in Israel months later, I borrowed the Tanya from Ascent and started reading it. One thing that struck me was how it described the world being  continuously created through the constant emanation of the names of God (in Hebrew.) I’d already heard something similar on a radio interview while driving to South Australia – that the Big Bang didn’t occur once – the world is big-banging into existence at every moment.

The apex of my learning came whilst studying at Ohr Somayach yeshiva in Jerusalem.

During one of my first classes there, I had the distressed thought: “So this is it, I have come all the way from Australia, dropped out of university, travelled a great mental distance, spent lots of money and relocated to this premises and all for this classroom? A whole new journey of infinite learning was about to start. Please God if you’re listening, make my day.

And the class proceeded as usual.

Then that night, in a dream-like state some angelic teacher stood near me and imbued me with an avalanche of wisdom. The transfer went for about a minute or so. I’d never experienced anything like it before or since. It was like the feeling of a million burning questions being answered.

Now who doesn’t want to stand in God’s stream of consciousness?

And so that was it, the exodus was over… at least for me at that point.

So the Ari (Isaac Luria) told the student something remarkable: “if I had 80 years to write down the material that I heard from Rabbi Shimon Bar Yohai, I still couldn’t finish it.” That’s how much Rabbi Shimon said in whatever brief time that he (Luria) was sleeping or in a trance.” ~  Rabbi Mendel Kessin 8:51

1990: Challenged? Yes. Beaten? No.

After minimal auditions at school, I ended up on Australian Double Dare.

In 1990, a rep from Channel 10 came to our school and auditioned the class for Double Dare. Then in either April or May, with Tom Jennings as host, it came my turn to play and around 8 teams from my school went in that season.

A week’s worth of shows were recorded in one day at the ATV-10 Nunawading studios. I played with a girl who had black hair and pony tails, who I never saw again…  but we won! At one point, we were down 90 – 310, but we came back to win 350 – 310 in an amazing comeback. Our team was called The Untouchables and we ended up with 6 (out of 8) prizes in the final obstacle course.

At the start of the show, Tom asked me what my favourite sports were and I said skiing and tennis and then he asked me what my favourite tennis swing was and I said the drive shot. I meant forehand so it might’ve gone over his head, though.

The recording I had of the show on VHS is long-gone, but this is a clip with Tom (who only did 3 shows) from another episode.

I am glad we won. That’s all I really cared about. We should’ve won all 8 prizes. DAMN IT!

Ormus King Octology vs Disney Star Wars

…for Bob-Iger.com

(updated 14 July, 2020)

I recently watched the 2 videos below and started wondering about all the plot, visual and theme similarities between Ormus King and Star Wars ep 8+9, especially due to the fact that they were developed in the same time period.

In summary, The Rise of Skywalker seems to be a half-baked amalgamation of “Star Wars: Impossible Redemption” + OK3 + OK5 + OK7 with additional  layers to enable it to fit into the new Star Wars universe.

To me, JJ Abrams attempted to create a cosmology: something which Ormus King has but Star Wars does not. Additionally, the Disney Star Wars sequel trilogy wrecked the hero-archetype and journey and this is its main social failure and cause for social upheaval. Ormus King corrects this.

These are the similarities that I found.

1:

OK1 (21 May 2017) – flying:

SW8 (December 2017) – Leia flying:

Problem: In terms of Leia flying, this has received much criticism and some praise, but my concern is Leia straight ripping off Adrian Boron – even if flying originated in the mainstream with Mary Poppins, the trend of unscrupulous copying begins and becomes significant whereby Star Wars ep9 may likely cause confusion with Ormus King.

 

2:

OK3 >> Star Wars 9
Planet Velox >> Planet Exegol (evil purpose)
Planet Velox >> Planet Pasaana (underground caverns + lifeforms)
Barahn >> Dark Lord of the Sith
Emerald Order crystal & cave map >> Sith Wayfinder
Soul Harvest Syndicate (SHS) >> Sith Eternal
SHS Temple and Outpost >> Sith Citadel

OK3 (July, August 2018)

SW9 (Dec, 2019)

 

3:

OK7 (19 September 2019) Healing through touch and accessing a higher dimension:

Eve: Where are we?
JS: I’m not sure, the 4th density perhaps.
[Eve points to a dying flower]
Eve: For it to die here is unusual
JS: Say again
[JS places hand near it – it comes back to life due to his pure intention]
Eve: oh my god, I’ve finally met …
JS: …Jai Shimon, accessing the Wisdom Realm
Eve: Where’s that?
JS: “You go into the Wisdom Realm when you follow the creator’s path.” [Akashic and Intelligence Dimensions]

SW9 (Dec, 2019) – Force Healing:

 

4:

OK3 (July, August 2018) – fetch quest:

SW9 – the “double fetch quest” (ROSACCF – 17:52) is not an exact clone of OK3, but it is highly comparable in style and visual language:

Extra problem: “There simply isn’t time for much rumination in The Rise of Skywalker, even though the main plot amounts to little more than a video-gamey fetch quest that hops from planet to planet in search of magic doohickeys that will plot a course to the next set piece.” The Most Incoherent Star Wars Movie Ever Made

 

5:

OK2 (August 2017) – Juxtaposing horses and medieval weapons onto warring spacecraft:

SW9 – How Are They Breathing in Space | Rise Of Skywalker

Extra problem: Are they breathing in space? Difficult for people to accept.

 

6:

“Star Wars: Impossible Redemption, ep 8” (Jan 2016)

Redeeming Kylo Ren is something I always wanted to see:

SW9 – ​Han Solo Meets Kylo Ren Scene – Star Wars : The Rise Of Skywalker (2019)

Extra problem: “The Rise of Skywalker is uninterested in telling a story of process; it is a film that only seems able to relay narrative information in events. It is a film unable to articulate context past the confines of the frame or the scene.” Star Wars: Why Kylo Ren’s Redemption in The Rise of Skywalker Misses the Point

 

7:

OK6 (11 Sep 2019)

Long-lived Skrim (OK7) personifies the source of evil (but is beyond it.) Skrim empowers evil across all worlds – he is at the top of the pyramid whereby “rebellions are made up of fallen souls who can influence lifeforms through psychic intrusion.”

SW9

Palpatine is “one bad guy pulling the strings behind all nine movies” Lucasfilm Reportedly Developing Palpatine Prequel

“My boy, I have been every voice you have ever heard, inside your head.” (17 December 2019, 0:11)

Thus, the concept of “psychic intrusion” gets implemented in The Rise of Skywalker trailer 3 months after I put it into writing in OK6:

Extra problem: While bringing back Palpatine had been discussed in April, 2019 – it was done in a way that copied Ormus King 7 through psychic intrusion and to me this seems to be SW9’s most egregious rip-off of Ormus King (and my thinking behind it.)

 

8:

OK5 (21 December 2019)

OK3 >> Star Wars 9
Rippy >> Snoke

“Rippy then stares at the original Idris in suspension similar to the clones in The Prestige.”

SW9

The clone tank is visually re-implemented here (ROSACCF – 11:08

Extra problem: “Instead of being a formidable character in his own right, Snoke turned out to be nothing more than a clone who was being puppeteered by Emperor Palpatine.” The Rise of Skywalker Made Snoke’s Last Jedi Death Worse

 

9:

OK7 (19 September 2019)

A main protagonist channelling a higher power to destroy an opposing army :

[the demons surround them at the summit of the mountain pyramid]
Gog: [loudly to couple] zero prisoners taken
Eve: zero fucks given
Gog: [raises hands to execution squad, makes eye contact with JS]
Jai Shimon: I surrender [both arms raised and drops head]
[lightning bolt comes from JS’s body and vapourizes the entire army]

SW9

Palpatine’s exaggerated force-lightning to incapacitate the opposing fleet.
Everything Wrong With Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker In Force (19:51):

Extra problem: Palpatine’s rise to supremacy was about tempting people away from the light (via deception and fear) and then infecting them with his brand of darkness. Here he becomes some type of supercharged Marvel villain and thus a misappropriation of his core raison d’etre.

The End!

pics
www.starwars.com/databank/sith-wayfinder
www.starwars.com/databank/first-order-data-medallion
www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2019/05/star-wars-cover-story
www.starwars.com/databank/pasaana
www.starwars.com/databank/force-healing
www.starwars.com/databank/company-77
twitter.com/AdamFrazier/status/1239686228510945281/photo/1
www.starwars.com/databank/vexis
www.starwars.com/databank/blade-of-ochi-of-bestoon
www.starwars.com/databank/sith-citadel
www.starwars.com/databank/sith-eternal
www.starwars.com/databank/exegol

Four thieves vinegar is a concoction of vinegar infused with herbs, spices or garlic that was believed to protect users from the plague. The usual story declares that a group of thieves during a European plague outbreak were robbing the dead or the sick (with this recipe.) ~ Wikipedia

pics
pixabay.com/vectors/stealing-robber-robbery-steal-294489
pixabay.com/illustrations/man-woman-bear-sad-red-dress-1962611

The Party (2/11) Movie CLIP – Hrundi Blows It (1968)

pics
www.sideshow.com/collectibles/peter-sellers-peter-sellers-infinite-statue-905615

2000: Kundalini – the untold tales.

A week ago a new series started called “The K Files – Kundalini Secrets Revealed” and this reminded me of the late 90s when I became highly interested in the topics of eastern religion, metaphysics, mysticism, New Age, health and Ascension.

What really interested me back then were tales of true Kundalini awakenings whereby:

In personal accounts of the rising of kundalini, there is an endless array of emotions, strange thoughts, and visions, but descriptions of physical signs and symptoms or actual sensations are rare.

source: Sanella M.D. (1976) Kundalini – Psychosis or Transcendence? [page 7]

Back then I was under the impression that:

When allowed to progress to completion, the Kundalini process culminates in deep psychological balance, strength, and maturity.

source: Hansen (1995) Schizophrenia or Spiritual Crisis? On “Raising the Kundalini” and Its Diagnostic Classification

So in early 2000 I setup a website and published actual accounts of awakenings collected from forums and over email.

I received lots of solid feedback from the guest book including:

Andy: Very informative page! Good to share these experiences without risking being treated as psychotic. I believe that mainly the subconscious is doing this... (May, 2004)

Christine: I deeply appreciate this site.. I can find no other like it... (November, 2002)

Mike: Thanks for the kind words and interest in my experience. It means a lot to be acknowledged like that. (June, 2002)

The real crux of the matter is that there is a vast chasm between “good” Kundalini awakenings and “bad” ones. So for those that go about trying to awaken the Kundalini, one has to wonder why on Earth would you want to do that? I mean, do you feel lucky punk?