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Most of host Jeremy Vaeni’s more profound experiences have an element of fear to them as they unfold, which he later contextualizes in a non-fearful manner. Lately, however, the reverse has been happening–it’s only in pondering them after the fact that they become frightening–including a bizarre event that defies categorization. He lays it all out in this episode.

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  1. Jeremy. I listened to your
    Jeremy. I listened to your interview on Friday night and thought about it for a while, then on Saturday night checked back to see if there were any comments. THEN, wham, out of the blue the word Castaneda’s “ALLIES” came to mind.

    http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/cienciareal/esp_donjuan13.htm

    In a previous interview I believe you said that You and Carol’s new home is located on sacred ground (didn’t you?) Might the RED round ball of light you witnessed have been placed into your thoughts before talking to Jeff Ritzmann? Was an entryway already there for you to access/an invisible highway/portal? Are there old entities making contact with you now? Was Jeff able to receive your experience with the small light by means of this mind communication highway, then, go on to have his own experience?

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    These predatory entities are said to “abduct souls by night,” a precise description of modern ET abductions. The adept in the Mysteries learns to repel the Archons with magical formulas (mantras) and magical passes or (((gestures of power))) (((MUDRAS))). In some texts, the encounter with the Archons is structured according to the system of “planetary spheres.”

    Don Juan does not use the seven-level scheme, but his description of the flyers can be fitted into that scheme. The correlation works especially well if we equate the “serpent worship” of certain Gnostic cults with Kundalini yoga practice, which may in turn be equated with “the fire from within” and the Plumed Serpent in several Castaneda books.

    The eleven books of Carlos Castaneda record his apprenticeship with a Yaqui Indian, Don Juan Matus, who plays Socratic mentor to Castaneda’s skeptical anthropologist.

    Over more than twenty years, Castaneda learned the theory and practice of a new discipline proposed by his mischievous and demanding teacher. The art of the “new seers” involves revising ancient secrets of Toltec sorcery transmitted to Don Juan through a late lineage dating from the 18th century.

    “Sorcery” in this case means a path of experience that stands apart from the experiential habits of humanity (French sortir, “to leave, depart”).

    Through a long process of trial and error, Castaneda manages to alter the parameters of perception and explore other worlds. In the process of his adventures, he encounters certain alien inorganic beings who present an obstacle or test for the shaman. In Magical Passes, Castaneda wrote:

    “Human beings are on a journey of awareness, which has momentarily been interrupted by extraneous forces.”

    Mud Shadows
    We have a predator that came from the depths of the cosmos and took over the rule of our lives. Human beings are its prisoners. The predator is our lord and master. It has rendered us docile, helpless. If we want to protest, it suppresses our protest. If we want to act independently, it demands that we don’t do so…

    Sorcerers believe that the predators have given us our systems of beliefs, our ideas of good and evil, our social mores.

    They are the ones who set up our hopes and expectations and dreams of success or failure. They have given us covetousness, greed and cowardice. It is the predators who make us complacent, routinary and egomaniacal.

    According to Don Juan, the sorcerers of ancient Mexico called the predator, the flyer,(((“because it leaps through the air… It is a big shadow, impenetrably black, a black shadow that jumps through the air.”)))

  2. Very interesting, as always,
    Very interesting, as always, Jeremy.
    The possibility of a doorway or opening is intriguing.
    As time has gone on, i find you are quite amazing as both an experiencer and thought-processed. I appreciate that you speak the process you think when trying to understand an experience or experiencer. It helps me to learn a better process, too.

    Carollee, your posts are always filled with insight and info. Thank you.

    Jeremy, there are quite a few posters who are just filled with knowledge, experience, and insight. I think that they would make great guests for you. I hope they decide to take you up on your invite.

  3. Hi Jeremy, that was really
    Hi Jeremy, that was really interesting.

    Regarding our ability to distinguish reality from dreams, waking hallucinations, or experiences with, as you put it, “the enigmatic other”, I would just like to recount something which, certainly for me, muddies the waters between at least the first two…

    Firstly, let me say, that I am normally pretty good at discerning the difference between these states but one morning, many years ago, I woke up on a beautiful Saturday morning with the sun bright behind the curtains to my side, a chink of light from between the curtains reflected off a picture behind my bed and onto the wall in front of me. As I normally would on a lazy Saturday, I would watch this patch of light on the wallpaper and just play with it by squinting my eyes and in general just enjoying lying there with no urgent need to get out of bed…anyway, so I was lying there, feeling pretty good, when I noticed something really odd…I had the sensation that my eyelids were closed – but how was this possible, as I could see perfectly well? On a side note, I had been experimenting quite a bit with different types of meditation and I started to wonder if one of these practices had given me the amazing ability to see with my eyes shut – seriously, I could hardly believe what was happening. I checked again and indeed I did have my eyes shut but I could see the room around me in exquisite detail – I looked around – not a thing was out of place, then as the elation started to build, the scene froze…and the colours started to leech out of the image, to a grey/pink, which was of course the back of my eyelids…I then opened my eyes to see exactly the same scene.

    So what had I just experienced? Was this some kind of astral sight? Was it a dream? It didn’t feel like a dream. As far as I could discern, my stream of consciousness between this experience and waking reality was completely uninterrupted. I did not wake up out of anything – I was fully conscious the whole time. But whatever I had experienced during this couple of minutes was totally and utterly indistinguishable from waking reality, at least to me.

    So naturally I started to question whether this was self-generated, or I whether it was some kind of parallel reality I was seeing into. Unfortunately, that experience didn’t last long enough for me to test its limits, as to how self-consistent or persistent it might be. But if this was self-generated, then the brain has an amazing ability – but how could I ever then be sure that what I am seeing is really there? I then started to wonder about the visitor experience, especially ones that start from, or end in bed. If these experiences could happen as an overlay onto the kind of life-like scene I perceived on that sunny Saturday, then how could anyone expect to discern whether it happened in the physical – especially, if at the end of the experience, they had laid down in bed and ‘gone to sleep’? I can now well understand that someone could swear blind that that kind of an experience really happened, in the physical…not to say they can’t…but the question for me still remains…where did it really happen? But actually does that matter? I guess the main point is simply, that it was experienced, regardless of its inner/outer location.

    1. I’ve been re-watching the TV
      I’ve been re-watching the TV series Fringe…I just sat down to watch the next in sequence, Series 3, Episode 3 and in the final scene, Olivia is hallucinating Peter from the other side.

      Olivia: “You’re not real”.
      Peter: “Real is just a matter of perception”.

  4. Watched Fringe three
    Watched Fringe three times…love that series! Never get tired of it…Black Umbrella!

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