"Objective knowledge, the idea of unity included, belongs to objective consciousness. The forms which express this knowledge when perceived by subjective consciousness are inevitably distorted and, instead of truth, they create more and more delusions. With objective consciousness it is possible to see and feel the unity of everything. But for subjective consciousness the world is split up into millions of separate and unconnected phenomena. Attempts to connect these phenomena into some sort of system in a scientific or philosophical way lead to nothing because man cannot reconstruct the idea of the whole starting from separate facts and they cannot divine the principles of the division of the whole without knowing the laws upon which this division is based." - G I Gurdjieff
"SCRIPTURES, n. The sacred books of our holy religion, as distinguished from the false and profane writings on which all other faiths are based." - Ambrose Bierce, "The Devil's Dictionary"
"What is the best way to look for one´s chief feature?" someone asked. Simply see yourself. I do not know how to explain it better. It is possible one may find something -- chief feature of the moment. It is imaginary personality; this is the chief feature for everybody. "Can one alter one´s chief feature?" asked someone else. First it is necessary to know it. If you know it, much will depend on the quality of your knowing. If you know it well, then it is possible to change it." - P.D. Ouspensky
If you never believed in prescience, it would be because you've never been me (lol). I will have to check the exact timing, but I believe I said goodbye to my "Friends" on The michael Teachings site TLE about 20 hours before the resident channel & Moderator Troy banned me. TLE only ever having banned 1 person, I believe this was surprising yet I remember that when I wrote it, even though I said I would be back in about 3 or 4 weeks, I thought: 'saying this may be a demonstration of my prescient "Spidey sense"'.
Yesterday, right after Troy posted an angry e-mail to me, I guess he changed his mind and deleted it, but not before a copy of it was sent to me. I tried for an hour to reply to the damned thing (not realizing it had been deleted by sender). I then sent a letter to my "Friends" on TLE with a copy of his e-mail and a request for help in trying to apologise to him, then had a flash and sent this:
> Date: Sun, 23 Oct 2011 17:05:45 +0000 > From: Jondalf Thrasher > To: > > Friends,
> Please Watch The Place, Pick Up The Mail & Feed The Goldfish For Me. - Jondalf
and signed off. Today I went to TLE and got a notice I was banned.
For the record, I think it fine for him to do this. It's a "boundary issue" for him, I think, 'cause when I publish a blog entry there, sometimes I'll get 100+ hits in 24 hours. Hell, that's almost half the membership of TLE reading a post from Jondalf within 24 hours - that's right up there with his numbers. Once again, though, just as when I was banned from mt.com I was given no opportunity to retrieve my posts (most of which are channeled material).
Honestly, Troy is the resource on TLE, and if my "schtick" distracts or confuses him, that reduces his ability to be of service to his community.
Oh well, as I said in my introduction on TLE: "That's live channeled Lenny Bruce on whippets for ya'."
Now, to address the real issue. More and more of how much TOMG (The Original Michael Group) channeled that was either left out, or different from what CQ Yarbro published in the first 3 "Messages from Michael" is becoming available, including this quote from "Soleal" (a channeled being from another planet):
"On my world, all of the volcanoes have long become extinct, yet many reminders of their former majesty remains near my home. There are some beautiful obsidian cliffs with a sheer drop to a rocky beach. It is perhaps my favorite spot with the dew sparkling on the stone."
From this statement we learn a few things about another inhabited planet:
There ARE other inhabited planets.
Vulcanism has ceased, therefore it is either an old world or it does not have a moon;
The mention of a beach tells us there are lakes or rivers or seas of some liquid on this planet.
The mention of "dew" pretty much confirms that there is an atmosphere & liquid water, and that the temperature range is pretty much between 32' and 212', and that the relative humidity range is similar to ours (for dew to form).
Later on, the mention of yet another world that is inhabited (at least by quarry workers) means that there are multiple inhabited worlds, at least two with atmospheres & liquid water, one of which takes 20 of their months to orbit its sun.
The fact that CQY chose to redact much of the information about other life in the Universe, and almost cover up Soleal entirely and then threaten a copyright suit for anyone trying to publish the stuff she didn't use, to which she had no contractual claim then, nor now, demonstrates some bias on her part, I believe. I have often thought that she might have left out the parts about cosmology she believed weren't germaine to HER agenda, to spare the MT from the ridicule "First World" humans associate with people who believe in aliens (Although the lurid cover of the 'trade paper'"Messages From Michael" kinda makes me wonder about that.)
The bias by some (the most visible) Michael Channels & Students about not emphasizing the aspects of the Michael Teachings that aren't considered "Core" is SO bad, I once witnessed an otherwise competent Michael channel actually prevaricate (Michael's word, when I asked about it later) when asked if the Michael would comment on the Indian histories of "Vimanas" in an attempt to explain away the many volumes of historical data in Hindi texts (including dozens of thousands of years old, near 'blueprint' quality renderings and many detailed exploded diagrams, both drawn to scale.
See: Detailed Images Of "Vimanas", Some Thousands Of Years Old )
of which I'm sure she must have been unaware, because if you've ever seen them you can pretty much visualize the craft.
She said Michael said that any such descriptions were a mistaken recollection of "giant leather kites" that people in India used to climb onto and ride in place on warm updrafty days (Where would one get enough leather to build such contrivances in a land where cows are sacred, anyway? Now, do ANY of the images in the historical record look like "kites" to anybody?).
This prompted me to write "Leather Kites In A Land Of Sacred Cows" (now one of my Blog posts) to illustrate how some of the largest MT sites are run by, and include channels who kowtow to, people who have formed a very dogmatic view of the Michael Teachings. These views are so at variance with MY recollections of the body of the MT, BEFORE CQY PUBLISHED MFM, that I have said so at every opportunity and this insistence on attempting to prevent revisionist history has been to blame for my having been banned on at least one, if not both of the Michael Teaching's sites that have banned me.
I tried to publish my "Leather Kites" upon the site that had hosted the channeling session in question, but the moderator would not let my post be published, and never told me why or responded to my queries about why validation and verification were not allowed on a MT site. He either refused to publish (10) , or deleted (at least 20) of my posts after their publication, 9 times out of 10 with NO explanation. I have published some of these "offending" posts both here and on my Blog, and to this day none of the 3,000+ reads on my Blog or any here have been able to contend that anything in them was "offensive" (other than to the twisted sensibilities of MT revisionists).
My greatest satisfaction comes from watching my recollections and assertions be proven true, and the beliefs of those who insist the "Core Teachings" are about interpersonal relations and the Overleaves only shown to be false, time and time again, with the ongoing transcription and publication (for student use only) of the "Transcripts". My Blog is read 300 to 400 times a month, and by far some of the most popular posts are these ones on the MT that contradict dogmatic views on the major web portals, almost as though there were other hippies and 'seekers'who were paying attention to the nascent "New Age Spiritual Community" back then, remember the influence of TOMG along with the surviving original channels (none of whom seem to be waxing dogmatic).