Friday, August 26, 2016

LSD research update – the “Cascade Effect”

“Inducing a hyper-associative state may have implications for the enhancement of creativity”

- Dr. Neiloufar Family

How LSD-25 Affects Language

Source: Technische Universität Kaiserslautern.

It is well understood that the consumption of LSD-25, short for lysergic acid diethylamide (25th sequence), can produce profound, altered states of consciousness. This can lead to a loss of boundaries between the self and the environment, as might occur in certain psychiatric disorders. David Nutt, professor of Neuropsychopharmacology at Imperial College, leads a team of researchers who study how this psychedelic substance works in the brain.

In this study, Dr. Neiloufar Family, post-doc from the University of Kaiserslautern, investigates how LSD can affect speech and language. She asked ten participants to name a sequence of pictures both under placebo and under the effects of LSD, one week apart.

“Results showed that while LSD does not affect reaction times,” explains lead author Neiloufar Family, “people under LSD made more mistakes that were similar in meaning to the pictures they saw.” For example, when people saw a picture of a car, they would accidentally say ‘bus’ or ‘train’ more often under LSD than under placebo. This indicates that LSD seems to effect the mind’s semantic networks, or how words and concepts are stored in relation to each other.

When LSD makes the network activation stronger, more words from the same family of meanings come to mind.

The results from this experiment can lead to a better understanding of the neurobiological basis of semantic network activation. Neiloufar Family explains further implication: “These findings are relevant for the renewed exploration of psychedelic psychotherapy, which are being developed for depression and other mental illnesses. The effects of LSD on language can result in a cascade of associations that allow quicker access to far away concepts stored in the mind.”

The many potential uses of this class of substances are under scientific debate. “Inducing a hyper-associative state may have implications for the enhancement of creativity,” Family adds. The increase in activation of semantic networks can lead distant or even subconscious thoughts and concepts to come to the surface.

Original Research: Full open access research for “Semantic activation in LSD: evidence from picture naming” by Neiloufar Family, David Vinson, Gabriella Vigliocco, Mendel Kaelen, Mark Bolstridge, David J. Nutt and Robin L. Carhart-Harris in Language, Cognition and Neuroscience. Published online August 11 2016 doi:10.1080/23273798.2016.1217030

Friday, August 12, 2016

The Return of the Archons

Since the fall of Camelot, with the assassination of John F Kennedy, it appears that the caliber of those seeking public office… not only Presidential candidates, but Senatorial candidates, those seeking to serve in the House of Representatives, State, County, and local officials… has continued to degrade. Although it is a given that politicians have always been of questionable character, this became increasingly obvious, after the JFK coup. The question becomes, did the American political class suddenly devolve, or did the American public begin to “wise up” to the politician’s nefarious exploits?

As an optimist, I believe in and participate (as best I can) in an increasingly enlightened public. However, I also believe that our candidates, of late, have indeed “dumbed down.” Case in point… a B-actor turned politician from the 1960’s is considered (by the GOP) to be one of the greatest presidents that these United States of America has ever seen. This is a guy who was out-acted by a chimpanzee in the 1951 film: Bedtime for Bonzo

Modern politics continue to be impactful to world populations, whether it represents the true powers that be, or it is merely smoke and mirrors… a subterfuge… a distraction by the master mages of power, designed to mask the true machinations of the PTB. Without media bashing, it is safe to assume significant disparity between what is presented to the public and what is really going down. Fortunately, we who seek unorthodox, esoteric information streams… have at our disposal supplementary, deeply intuitive means in which to navigate the treacherous waters of what may be overtly described as: Deep Politics.
We pay attention to the obscure… the occluded… even mythic and archetypal threads of information that help us gain a deeper, broader understanding of the hidden manipulators and their true intent. These occult information streams avail our awareness to other, non-corporeal shadowy forces at play…

Accordingly, in the erosion of modern political capability and ethical capacity, it may be insightful to draw the comparison between our times and those of biblical era religious and political rule, specifically the ancient Greek and Roman empires. As we shall see, the supposed fall of the Roman Empire may contain a much more meaningful, synchronistic connection to our time, than mere political analogy.

The entities in question, both historically (Greek) and esoterically (Gnostic) were potentates known as Archons. The word “Archon” is from the ancient Greek: ἄρχων arkhon; (pl. ἄρχοντες) that means “petty ruler” “prince” or “lord,” often used as the title of a specific public office. The word “Archon” is etymologically derived from the same root as the word monarch.

The Archons first rose to prominence during the Greek Archaic period, when the kings were being superseded by aristocrats. Originally there were nine Archons, overseeing civic, military, and religious affairs of State. Over time, this political system eroded as wealthy patrons assumed these roles, charged with organizing festivals by bringing together poets, playwrights and actors. Speaking of actors… this scenario… legislative and civic responsibility in the hands of increased corruption and incompetence sounds familiar, doesn’t it?

During the biblical era, the Greek’s successor in global political might was the Roman Empire. Drawing the parallel between our time and the fall of the Roman Empire is a conceptually easy target… however it is the spiritual, synchronistic impact of those times, overlaid with ours that is most intriguing. We pick up this mythic and archetypal thread of synchronistic information in the year 1974, CE… with the esoteric phenomena espoused by none-other than the brilliant SF writer, psychic, seer and pioneering syncho-mystic, Philip K Dick.

After an initial, sodium pentothal-fueled vision, Dick began experiencing a series of strange hallucinations…

 “I experienced an invasion of my mind by a transcendentally rational mind, as if I had been insane all my life and suddenly I had become sane.” 

During February and March of 1974, Dick experienced a succession of hallucinations (discreetly referred to by Dick as: “2-3-74”). Dick described the initial hallucinations as geometric patterns, and… occasionally… brief pictures of Jesus and ancient Rome. As the hallucinations increased in length and frequency, Dick claimed he began to live two parallel lives, one as himself, and one as “Thomas,” a Christian persecuted by Romans in the first century AD.

His simultaneous time-slip experience of Biblical era Roman occupation superimposed over modern politics of the Nixon era… was summarized by his now-famous quote: The Empire Never Ended. In the ensuing years, this phrase has resonated with various esoteric-minded communities… those who would resist the Empire… to become a memetic symbol (read: code) of the ancient continuity of dark, fallen forces of the spiritual realm and their minions who corruptly oversee (or attempt to oversee) this material realm. In this mythology, these Archons… these petty rulers… pursue politically overt as well as spiritually covert domination.

The curious are encouraged to explore Dick’s “VALIS” trilogy, as well as his posthumously published and massive volume: “Exegesis.” Those of you familiar with Dick’s work can appreciate the neo-Gnostic quality of his vision. As you know, these “petty rulers” the Archons… were symbolically adopted within the esoteric cosmology of several archaic cults of the biblical era, today known collectively as “Gnostics.” Within the Gnostic cosmology of late antiquity, an Archon was the (code) name given to a servant of the Demiurge, the “creator god” of the Hebrews. In this cosmology, Archons approximate the role of biblical fallen angels, while their chief Archon, the Demiurge… was known to the Gnostics as “Jehovah” of the Old Testament. 

The symbolic, horrific beauty of the Demiurgic mythology is simply this: The Gnostics maintained that the jealous god of the bible… Jehovah… was insane. Their logic was brilliantly elegant… Only an insane, angry god would inflict such pain and misery upon the world.  As we see specific nightmare scenarios of socio-political travesty repeated over and over again throughout history, we can apply the famous definition of insanity to the Archonic powers…

Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. 

Not unlike the synchro-mystics of today, the Gnostics sought deeper, psychedelic information streams that crossed the boundary of logic, to embrace the intuitive. Their imaginative portrayal of Archons as both political figures and spiritual entities, allowed for multileveled, multifaceted interpretations of oppressive power. Thus the Archons could be at once a reference to worldly corrupt power… and spiritual fallen authority. It is this cosmological heresy that so angers the powers that be, then and now.

We moderns gain deeper insight into the workings of the world by understanding that the analogy of the Archons operates within multiple realms. We would do well to perceive the petty rulers as both a political statement and a spiritual expression. The Archonic power, as represented by an earthly petty ruler or politician… mirrors the Archonic power operating within more subtle spheres.

So as we witness the unfolding of the 2016 presidential campaign… one that can only be described as demented, depraved and devolved… we look for deeper meaning to the absurdity. We search for a perspective beyond political hijinks and twitter feeds. We do so because we know these more etheric forces adversely affect us, just as surely as political dim-wits do. As we watch a race to the bottom of the proverbial political barrel… we can appreciate the Gnostic perspective. As we experience the return of the Archons, we gain insight into the multi-faceted gambit being put into play... for the deceit of the Archons play out on many levels. The Empire Never Ended.

Make no mistake… this is a dangerous game that is a-foot. The powers operate and manipulate simultaneously on many planes of existence. This is as much a spiritual struggle as it is a political one... wheels within wheels. Much is at stake in the months and years to come. Stay tuned… for as we have said before… some crazy shit is about to go down! 

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

The Tek-Gnostics Heresies: "Tales of Wonder from the Collective Conscious"

The process of publishing a book in this day and age is an incredible experience, to say the least. The publishing industry has evolved beyond recognition with the rise of indie-publishing. The days of a vice-grip control by a few big publishing houses... is long over. With that said, there is much to navigate in this indie publishing world. It was only after first publishing the Tek-Gnostics Heresies… that the real work began...

First, a quick synopsis…

Briefly stated, “The Tek-Gnostics Heresies” is about: The psychedelic revolution that emerged after WWII, the dark powers that arose to suppress it... and the synchronistic ways in which our psychedelic culture will triumph. 

The Heresies falls into an intriguing new category of publishing… the “Hybrid Book.” It is a genre-bending adventure, not for the faint of heart! So in addition to the historical context of the mysterious rise of psychedelia… The Heresies acts as an introduction to a wider audience, of what discerning readers of this blog already experience daily… the world of the unexplained and the paranormal... the realm of consciousness and of consciousness hacking… the cosmic rollercoaster of synchronicity and magick.

And the profound realization that: The truth is far stranger than fiction!

Publishing Update

So after the initial rush of publishing… I have spent the ensuing months navigating the treacherous waters of distribution and marketing. To date, and after much R & D… The Heresies is now available at…
If you have enjoyed this curious little blog over the years and would like to support it… please purchase a copy of The Tek-Gnostics Heresies at one of these fine booksellers. If you prefer, you can eliminate the middleman and purchase directly from us at the Tek-Gnostics H.E.A.D. Gear on-line product catalog!

Finally, I wish to thank those among you, who have followed this blog and the Tek-Gnostics Mothership all these years... I am forever in your debt! Long live Synchronicity! Long live the fringe!

Continued blessings to you and yours!

- Jack Heart

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Summer Blockbusters! – RNC! & coming soon… DNC!

Live from Cleveland! Reality Television has hit new highs with the Republican Party’s Smash Summer Hit… the Republican National Convention 2016! This summer blockbuster has it all… Drama… comedy… scandal… intrigue… Headlining this all-star cast is non-other than Reality TV superstar Donald J Trump. Hot off of shows like “the Apprentice” …Trump brings a certain "Cult of Personality" authenticity to this otherwise zany comedic mini-series!

Although this amazing mini-series is targeting a conservative audience, this is entertainment for the entire family. Tune in while you can… the show airs from July 18th until July 21st. It is not clear if there will be any reruns after the networks are through with it!

Coming Soon! Not to be outdone… and broadcast live from Philadelphia… stay tuned for this summer’s second mega-hit mini-series… the Democratic National Convention 2016! If the previews are accurate, the DNC will prove to be every bit as riveting as this week’s RNC!

Show airs July 25th through July 28th… don’t miss it!

In the interest of a fair and balanced campaign coverage… we present as a public service… our own candidate for President of these United States… NOBODY!

Friday, July 15, 2016

Social Media & the rise of imminent violence

In the Spring of 2011, the world caught its first glimpse of the rising power of social media. During what had been called the “Arab Spring” by the traditional press, a combination of mobile phones & devices and those new-fangled “social apps” such as Facebook & Twitter… abruptly rearranged the nature of networked social change and social justice movements. Previously, this level of social connectivity had only been hinted at. As Tunisia and Egypt and the rest lit up politically, as well as technologically, social optimists around the planet held their collective breath for the revolution to come.

Years have passed since those early, inspirational days. Alas, the Arab Spring did not definitively prove to be as democratically fruitful as many had hoped. As is the way of the world, political realities are more complex, convoluted and occluded as to provide a clearly defined path to social justice. Social media continues to be a transformative power to the people. It levels the playing field that was once dominated by major networks and the “Madmen” of Madison Avenue… what we have labeled: Babylon Bandwidth.

Social media is potentially a liberating and democratizing media outlet, as exemplified by the rise of citizen journalism (aka: public, participatory, guerrilla or street journalism). You can bet that the recent focus on police shootings of our citizenry would not have seen the light of day without social media. A smart phone in the hands of a concerned citizen is a powerful thing. A smart phone and a live-stream account, takes this power to whole new level (god bless you, Diamond Reynolds).

Again, the “ways of the world” manifest as dichotomy. With the light… comes the shadow. Even as social media has made these powerful technologies available to the masses, it has become evident that these tools can be used for dark purposes. Author of:  Brave New War: The Next Stage of Terrorism and the End of Globalization …John Robb, recently posted an alarming, trending reality in social media. In that post, he pointed out how quickly social media broadcasting has become central to social violence. Robb suggests that through our use of social media…

"We are more vulnerable to emotional manipulation than ever before.  Our use of social media has changed us… we are constantly on the hunt for pics, news, stories, and videos that grab our attention and titillate us.  Once we find them, we are then quick to share them with others.
Few things provoke outrage faster than violence and injustice.   It is proving particularly effective when the videos arrive raw and unedited from an individual rather than from the media.  These personal broadcasts have an authenticity, a vulnerability, and an immediacy to them that greatly amplifies their emotional impact.  This makes them more effective at triggering violence than any sterile broadcast from a traditional media outlet.

We've been conditioned to record our experiences using social media.   Naturally, we are seeing the same thing with violence. Recording violence and showing it to the world, raw and unedited, can be used to "elevate the act" and memorialize it.

 NOTE:   ISIS recently stumbled onto this as a way to motivate people to engage in terrorism.  In these cases, the attackers used social media to turn their bloody attacks into both performance art and solemn ceremony.  It gave it meaning. We'll see more of that in the future."

-John Robb

The rise of what Robb has called: Social Violence Networking has the potential to trigger the imminence of violence. The highly suggestive nature of social media increases both the likelihood and the intensity of social violence, via the copycat effect.

 We must all be vigilant in what information we allow into our consciousness. The manipulation of our thoughts and emotions (read: mind control) is a very real threat. There are more nefarious players out there than the Madmen of the advertizing world. Being “of this world” …living in this dualistic, materialistic reality… requires conscious choice. We must choose the light or the shadow. Knowing that dark forces utilize social media only makes our power of discernment all the more important. 

Being aware of such manipulation is half the battle. Energetically, the future of the earth and her myriad earthlings is determined by a balancing of dark and light. Those of the dark utilize fear and hatred. Those of the light utilize love and kindness. The true battle against the hidden hand is being waged covertly... within each human heart. A favorable outcome shall be determined by those among us who proceed from a place of Love and Kindness… are you kind?