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SPIRITUAL ENLIGHTENMENT SERIES – TUMBLEWEEDS BLOWING IN A NEW AGE. PART ONE – Video

Posted: October 18, 2014 at 5:45 am


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SPIRITUAL ENLIGHTENMENT SERIES - TUMBLEWEEDS BLOWING IN A NEW AGE. PART ONE
THIS IS MY NEW SERIES ON THE NEW AGE TO HELP AWAKEN THOSE WHO THINK THEY ARE AWAKENING TO A NEW AGE OF A NEW REALITY BUT IN REALITY ARE BEING PUT TO SLEEP BY.

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The Dark Enlightenment, by Nick Land | The Dark Enlightenment

Posted: October 17, 2014 at 1:46 am


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The Dark Enlightenment Part 1 The Dark Enlightenment Part 2 The Dark Enlightenment Part 3 The Dark Enlightenment Part 4 The Dark Enlightenment Part 4a The Dark Enlightenment Part 4b The Dark Enlightenment Part 4c The Dark Enlightenment Part 4d The Dark Enlightenment Part 4e The Dark Enlightenment Part 4f(inal)

Part 1: Neo-reactionaries head for the exit

Enlightenment is not only a state, but an event, and a process. As the designation for an historical episode, concentrated in northern Europe during the 18th century, it is a leading candidate for the true name of modernity, capturing its origin and essence (Renaissance and Industrial Revolution are others). Between enlightenment and progressive enlightenment there is only an elusive difference, because illumination takes time and feeds on itself, because enlightenment is self-confirming, its revelations self-evident, and because a retrograde, or reactionary, dark enlightenment amounts almost to intrinsic contradiction. To become enlightened, in this historical sense, is to recognize, and then to pursue, a guiding light.

There were ages of darkness, and then enlightenment came. Clearly, advance has demonstrated itself, offering not only improvement, but also a model. Furthermore, unlike a renaissance, there is no need for an enlightenment to recall what was lost, or to emphasize the attractions of return. The elementary acknowledgement of enlightenment is already Whig history in miniature.

Once certain enlightened truths have been found self-evident, there can be no turning back, and conservatism is pre-emptively condemned predestined to paradox. F. A. Hayek, who refused to describe himself as a conservative, famously settled instead upon the term Old Whig, which like classical liberal (or the still more melancholy remnant) accepts that progress isnt what it used to be. What could an Old Whig be, if not a reactionary progressive? And what on earth is that?

Of course, plenty of people already think they know what reactionary modernism looks like, and amidst the current collapse back into the 1930s their concerns are only likely to grow. Basically, its what the F word is for, at least in its progressive usage. A flight from democracy under these circumstances conforms so perfectly to expectations that it eludes specific recognition, appearing merely as an atavism, or confirmation of dire repetition.

Still, something is happening, and it is at least in part something else. One milestone was the April 2009 discussion hosted at Cato Unbound among libertarian thinkers (including Patri Friedman and Peter Thiel) in which disillusionment with the direction and possibilities of democratic politics was expressed with unusual forthrightness. Thiel summarized the trend bluntly: I no longer believe that freedom and democracy are compatible.

In August 2011, Michael Lind posted a democratic riposte at Salon, digging up some impressively malodorous dirt, and concluding:

The dread of democracy by libertarians and classical liberals is justified. Libertarianism really is incompatible with democracy. Most libertarians have made it clear which of the two they prefer. The only question that remains to be settled is why anyone should pay attention to libertarians.

Lind and the neo-reactionaries seem to be in broad agreement that democracy is not only (or even) a system, but rather a vector, with an unmistakable direction. Democracy and progressive democracy are synonymous, and indistinguishable from the expansion of the state. Whilst extreme right wing governments have, on rare occasions, momentarily arrested this process, its reversal lies beyond the bounds of democratic possibility. Since winning elections is overwhelmingly a matter of vote buying, and societys informational organs (education and media) are no more resistant to bribery than the electorate, a thrifty politician is simply an incompetent politician, and the democratic variant of Darwinism quickly eliminates such misfits from the gene pool. This is a reality that the left applauds, the establishment right grumpily accepts, and the libertarian right has ineffectively railed against. Increasingly, however, libertarians have ceased to care whether anyone is pay[ing them] attention they have been looking for something else entirely: an exit.

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Kharisma 2, October 4, 2014 – Enlightenment, so brutal, so unforgiving in every way – Video

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Kharisma 2, October 4, 2014 - Enlightenment, so brutal, so unforgiving in every way
0:00 Enlightenment, as good as it sounds, is so brutal, so unforgiving in every way 7:00 A Story (Dark night of the soul Coming (back) to life, The storm (...

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Enlightenment Era: John Milton – Sonnet XIX (Lecture) – Video

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Enlightenment Era: John Milton - Sonnet XIX (Lecture)

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Redirecting Energy in Relationships with Love & Enlightenment! – Video

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Redirecting Energy in Relationships with Love Enlightenment!
http://www.beelovingbeewise.com/go/soulenlightenmentreading/ Combining enlightenment and love can help you heal your relationship wounds and redirect the energy in your love life!! Love Expert,...

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ChangeYourEnergy.com Helps Cut a Clear Path to Enlightenment with Aquamarine Crystal Video Course

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The Waterfall Of Enlightenment 1 – Video

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The Waterfall Of Enlightenment 1
A Work In progress made visible LIVE: Come on people jump in!!! - Captured Live on Ustream at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/ifnurk.

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Peace & Enlightenment Through Watches: American Kobold's Nepalese Thangka Art Timepiece With Romio Shrestha

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The trajectory of Michael Kobolds watch business has taken a series of unexpected turns and twists over the years. Those fresh to the Pennsylvania-based timepiece company would find it strange to read a list of all the things that can be said about Kobolds achievements. In 1998,Kobold was probably the first watch company to sell watches directly to consumers, and in 2008, they produced a watch known as the Spirit of America with a case produced, perhaps for the first time in 40 years, in the USA. Kobold has worked with watch-loving celebrities, and recently, in 2012, set up a facility in Kathmandu, Nepal to produce some watches. Taken together, one could easily come to the conclusion that either Michael Kobold has an incredibly interesting, or totally random life.

Kobolds involvement with Nepal is deeply personal, and comes from a positive experience Michael Kobold and his now wife had with Sherpas who guided him during a climb up Mount Everest. In 2012, his company released the Kobold Himalaya Collection of watches produced in Kathmandu that I covered here. With mechanical movements actually produced in Kathmandu by newly trained Nepalese watchmakers, it added a unique twist to the brands otherwise USA-focused appeal. Even then, many of the components of Kobold watches are produced in Switzerland, or by other fine watch component suppliers. In the United States Kobold produces the watch cases, automatic rotors, and some movement bridges. They also produce many dials in-house as well as their leather straps.

For 2014, Kobold releases a new watch in honor of Nepal, known as the Kobold Himalaya White Tara Edition, which features hand-painted traditional thangka artwork by thangka master Mr. Romio Shrestha. A Nepal native, Shrestha currently lives in Ireland, and paints each of the watch dials for the Kobold Himalaya White Tara Edition watches by hand, and each dial is said to take one month of work.

Despite the intricately painted dials done in traditional thangka style, the Himalaya White Tara watches themselves are incredibly simple, with 44mm wide brushed steel cases and base Swiss ETA 2892 automatic movements. Some might even say that the spartan nature of the case and handset do not do the overall theme of the watch justice. Furthermore, there is no branding or text on the dials aside from the painting by Shrestha. This may have been intentional, but outside of a select number of people in the know, it will be incredibly difficult for people to attribute the watch to Kobold. Then again, production on these watches will be incredibly limited, and each dial will be different, so it is arguably not a high priority for Kobold to be concerned with branding. Attached to the cases are cream-colored galuchat (stingray) straps which are a surprising match to a high mountain-themed timepiece. Perhaps the watch would look good on a yak strap.

Just as interesting as the hand-painted thangka art dials is the man who painted them. His life story, according to his bio, sounds like something out of Nepalese lore. As the story goes, Romios family was approached by Tibetan Buddhist monks when he was only five years old, informing his parents that they believed Romio was the 17th reincarnation of a famed thangka master artist. Shrestha then went on to train under the monks to become a new thangka master. Currently, Shresthas works depicting scenes from Buddhism are often worth between $20,000 $250,000 according to Kobold.

A survey of Shresthas work allows you to see why Kobold wanted to work with him. In addition to the Nepalese connection, his artwork is already done on a miniature scale, so producing detailed works in a space the size of a watch dial wouldnt have been all that foreign to him. I expect just a few Kobold Himalaya White Tara watches will be produced with Romio Shrestha each year, with the price for each being $8,000.

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Blue Collar Enlightenment interview: Brad Blanton & J Stewart Dixon – Video

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Blue Collar Enlightenment interview: Brad Blanton J Stewart Dixon
Blue Collar Enlightenment interview. J Stewart Dixon and Brad Blanton. Stanley, VA October 2014. J Stewart Dixon laughs and talks with author - teacher Brad Blanton about enDARKenment, being...

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How to be Enlightened, Achieve enlightenment – Video

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How to be Enlightened, Achieve enlightenment
How to be Enlightened and how to achieve spiritual enlightenment. http://enlightenmenthow.com/ This gives us solid information on how to reach enlightenment as soon as possible. It is a goal...

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