Thursday, April 26, 2012

Animals' Status in the East?

Angry Ganesh - PhaniAstronomy/Flikr
A good friend recently sent me a link to this 'unimaginable horror' story [helicopter-borne poachers wipe out herd of 22 elephants with automatic weapons] and asked me the following question:
" Why is it that those in the East, with presumably more 'authentic' and 'deeper' spiritual practice, do not understand the place of animals?"
(-the reason being that the 'products' destination and funding is in Asia.)

Since I've pondered this very same for many years in the abstract, I will attempt to put my thoughts into form in the following way:
Dear Friend, 
I just listened to John Lash on 'Handling the Psychopaths'. There's a lot in there, very nuanced, and insightful, and totally relevant to the question. (I also see now that there is a Part 2 of the above-linked conversation - very important.)
Anyway,...I guess the short answer is that this is the Kali Yuga.
I'm not a 'scholar' of social psychology, but I've observed first-hand some Eastern cultures and their attitudes toward animal life and various forms of 'other'.
So, why was it always we 'foreigners', with some notable local exceptions, who were rescuing injured street dogs in India, (I do know about New Delhi's 'dog lady')? The 'East', and India in particular, has been rushing headlong into the Western materialistic mindset for at least the last 50 years. They also, with the help of British and European colonialism, morphed into a twisted, enhanced version of their own hierarchical caste systems, royalty, feudalism and such, which becomes a gradation of which types of beings are 'more/less important'. The rush to materialism also creates social pressures that don't allow anyone any time to consider the crimes against nature and the environment while pursuing the requirements of the rat race.

I have extensively used and have great respect for Chinese medicine, but I understand that since Maosist times, all traditions have been corrupted. There are many 'doctors' in the east who are bribed by the animal product mafias to recommend to the public taking of endangered species' products for sexual and other ailments. There is a huge market for dog meat in Asia for specifically sexual/energy 'ailments'. Dolphin, tiger, and rhino penises also. Bear bile harvesting is also a horrible atrocity. These are all bullshit scams. But also in all these places there are fiercely committed activists within the populations working to defeat these psychopaths, and they know full well that it is an all-out war, and 'all options are on the table'. In Kenya the rangers are also blowing away poachers every week. Now this helicopter assault has really upped the ante, and clearly shows the power and resources of the mafias, most likely aided and abetted by the Chinese mafias who have moved into Africa for plundering any and all resources. We should remember that there are a lot of billionaires - psychopathic inter- and intra-species predators - now in both China and India, and they have entered the fray of extinguishing all life on earth, because they get off on the idea.
Most of the Asian general populations, however, are not aware of what's happening, neither abroad nor at home. And, importantly, most of this shit goes to the upper classes. Most Japanese don't know about the dolphin slaughters, but then they are also ignorant to the fact that dolphins and whales aren't fish. They spend all their time slaving away or playing with their gadgets and being 'entertained', and theirs is a culture of 'go along to get along'/ 'don't make waves'/ 'keep quiet'.

ALL the religions are shit, as far as spreading any true wisdom regarding the natural world or common respect in any way to their followers in these times. Witness the fucking supposed life-revering buddhists [Hinayana] in Sri Lanka raping and slaughtering the Tamil Hindus. We live in times of near total universal madness. All countries, east and west, have genocided their own aboriginal cultures, the wisdom traditions, the shamans and medicine people. In the process they have erased the memory of the populations of their true interconnectedness with the animal nations, the understanding of which existed probably for millions of years. This has been a major agenda goal for centuries by the elite ones infected with the wetiko plague. Lash says that the psychopathic element is built-in in the human consciousness (a Gaia-correction issue?), but that the Archons exploited the tendency, enhanced it in their 'royalty' project, and 'worked' it so that the plague would spread out in the populace over centuries to the point where the vast majority of sickos would be 'normal'. Lash doesn't ascribe the problem as coming from an off-planet super-entity such as 'Satan' and his ongoing manipulations, it being a simplistic construct invented for the dumbed-down. I feel the same way, though everybody likes to use the term, even in the supposed 'awakened' spiritual 'communities', but to me its just giving a name to the 'bogey-man'. He also described the psychopaths as LIFE-PHOBIC. For some reason (a DNA glitch that got passed on?) they are scared shitless of all things natural and wild in this planetary dimension, as well as spontaneity, creativity, imagination, and change.

Hell, in India today even the cows are suffering, due to car 'accidents', the mafia cow-slaughter industry, and all the toxic plastic and other crap they end up eating, as well as general neglect. How do you explain that? There, there is a Hindu element that lobbies and does activism against cow abuse, and has succeeded in banning vivisection in India and stopped monkey-export, but they believe in a hierarchy of animal life and also don't give a shit about wildlife for the most part. If you see the overwhelming fear of most of the population towards anything 'jungle-y', the forest, the wild untamed nature, you would see the source of the problem. Everything 'jungle-y' is 'of the bad past', and they imagine they are entering into the 'modern' age where all that closeness-to-the-land stuff is irrelevant now. They've been indoctrinated into self-shaming about their 'primitive' past. I imagine it is not that different in China and SE Asia.
India is a mafiocracy, meaning EVERY aspect of society and commerce is structured according to mafia social engineering designs. It could also be called a 'pathocracy' (death-culture run by psychos). I would assume other Asian societies are all now pathocracies too, it being Kali Yug. Its weirder than shit that the Hindu gods/goddesses all have animal familiars, and the Toaist tradition lives on with its 12-cycle animal zodiac, yet these things have become nothing but meaningless ornaments, like cross-necklaces signifying one's cult-identification. 

The elites all over the world think nothing of enslaving and torturing women and children, and sentient animals even less, so entire populations are ponerized via collective traumatization by the in-your-face pervasiveness of these industries' influence on society as well as the abuse-porn evidence ubiquitously exposed for all to see with one click. So the elites carry on with their thoughtless destruction of the entire natural world because 'they can' and they've gotten away with it, and the ponerized lower classes imitate the same behavior, preying upon all things 'lower' (at minimum, at least they can feel superior to something, and its also becoming the only kind of 'job' available). As Lash said, all animals have their own specific 'prey', but only humans prey on ALL other species and life-forms. Omnipredators? Additionally, many of the elites seem, either consciously or unconsciously, to be into 'transhumanism' - trying to live forever and/or become less human and more cyborg, or just 'more than human'. Death itself, of course, is one of the major phobias of the afflicted.

Warrioress -
 There are so many levels to this problem, its almost impossible, or would take days or a book-length essay, to cover all of the dimensions. It really must be just fucking exquisite to 'know' that's its all just going to work out according to some newage scenario of almighty god's cavalry just now coming over the hill as we speak, and/or 'he' ('our f-father-god') has long ago worked out the plan, in 'his' infinite wisdom, for us to serve time in a psycho hell-hole and then ascend to the happy synthesizer-hearts-of-space-music 27th dimension of peace, smiley sunshine, and skies filled with prosperity ships, where we shit marshmallows and wipe our asses with cotton candy instead of forests. There's a chance that good things are coming soon, a chance, but I just don't know for certain about such matters, though one must surely remain open to the positive possibilities. Words are words are words, coming from any authoritative voice, maybe even including the Devic realm, and I haven't been convinced by any authority regarding where this 3D is going to end up, with or without us. Hell, I don't even know if I'll be around for 12/21/2012. For sure the daily collective 'energy shifts' are massive, as you may have noticed, heh. That death isn't 'the end', is something of which I am convinced, though. 
So, "rise up rise up, take your stand again" and again and Bob continues to sing.

I feel like ending this with some Gaian Eco-Sorcery vibration, maybe some warrioress energy, like what Sistah O'Connor displays here in this awesomely lovely traditional song....

In the liner notes to her album Sean Nos Nua, she writes of the song:
"This song, for me, celebrates the return of any woman to her power, having lost it to invading forces. It is an honoring of the female warrior spirit and of the right of women to be true to themselves despite what the world dictates they 'should' be. A song celebrating the preciousness of female ferocity, strength, and fire...This is represented by the coming of summer in the song...In actuality it is a war song in honor of Grainne Mhaol, a warrior noblewoman of Ireland who lived at the time of Elizabeth I, and whose ships were a formidable force on the Irish west coast." 
I love too the sublimely powerful and graceful traditional dancing accompanying this live piece (2007?)


More? Others recently found:
Another powerful heart-rending original piece from the past, "This is a Rebel Song", questioning the invaders.
And some new ferocity live in Los Angeles 2 months ago, totally rock and roll. Sorry, I guess I'm a 'fan'.  

Thursday, April 19, 2012

'All One' for the Irony-Challenged
Lord Narasimha is an "avatar" of Vishnu, according to those of the Vaishnav persuasion, who comes to the aid of those in extreme danger. Maybe I should dedicate this image to Ted Numnuts and his ilk, especially for his lovely manly attitudes toward wildlife. [Typical for an icon of life-hating loser morons, he now promotes "intimate 'spiritual campfire' trips at his private (canned) hunting ranch in Texas". "Majestic  Buffalo 'hunting'" is also an option on his Sunrize Acres "biodiversity ranch" in Michigan. Come on, people, is 'death-cult' spirituality an oxymoron in this day and age, really?] Never heard the so-called "music", but can imagine a collaboration with Madonna might be the perfect anti-tantric demonic sonic mind-fuck sound-track for the apocalypse. Ted and his NRA fans like to kill shit (any life form that's an 'other') (its a 'sexual' thing) and are pissed that the liberals have now surpassed the kill-counts of their conservative heroes. We couldn't have wished for a more perfect embodiment and standard-bearer of the self-important low-life wetikos.

Actually I was already thinking about Narasimha before the NRA vomit-hurl and its fallout. There are many fine images of this avatar, but I like the crowd shot since it resonates with the reality of the numbers involved in the current wetiko overtaking of our home planet. I guess there is 'negative resonance' as well as 'positive', heh. Actually 'resonate' is maybe not the best word to define the phenomenon. I was thinking more in terms of macro- and micro-reflections, global and local mirroring correspondences of the Wetiko phenomenon. I've been dealing with and observing this kind of thing locally for last 23 years. A perfect 'resonance', or whatever. Elitist tribal Wetikos in charge of an Eastern cult that promotes "love everyone,  feed everyone", while expressly despising and destroying community and fomenting hostility toward authenticity, respect, and true compassion, and including, naturally, the misogynistic element. The parallels with ruling elites on the world scale are countless, precise, and breathlessly real; it's been a deeply mind-disturbing decades-long experience living in and attempting to change the nature of the neighborhood. And it has been a deeply sad and depressing journey knowing the incredible unlimited possibilities of 'what could be', eg: land, infrastructure, highly skilled and creative community, etc all present. The cult likes to preach "all one"; there's that irony-challenged thing, yes it is 'all one' identical ugly psychopathic situation (and knowledge of psychopathy is nil).

As a musician I can travel around the eastern cult world and have everyone presume my presence means I am an adherent to their 'brand'. This provides ample opportunities to microscopically examine the inner workings, the personalities of 'leaders', as well as hear voluminous laundry airings of the soiled kind. Not that that was ever my intent, but it just worked out that way. Mostly, I wish to hell that I never had to be the carrier of that particular knowing, but there's no 'delete/erase' button. 
The core problems everywhere are twofold: most practitioners have no initiatory one-on-one parampara experience; and the vast majority that set the vibes/make the rules are people who have book-and-exoteric-knowledge only and use it to psychologically beat down anything that smacks of unique authentic revealed initiatory transmission. There's also the five-minute meeting-with-a-master thing which entitles one to start your own cult/religion too.

I wanted to continue the thread of the 'guru experience', but most of the time the deeply personal nature of that extraordinary level of beauty of communion defies description....and I don't know what benefit is second-hand info. Besides, its more about walking the road for the rest of one's days anyway. Because of the parampara transmissions, the musical collaborations with other initiates (with knowledge of the right intent behind the act) invokes the intended level of magic, lineage-channeling, and timeless self-dissolving into the purity of the Nada. This exact thing has occurred on many occasions within the cult environments, despite (or because of?) the disinterest and cluelessness of the PTBs involved. This has been going on for centuries, in both the east and west. Brahmins, priests, and all the rest of the wand-wavers imagine or pretend they are exercising power over the Devic realms, while lining their pockets and doing their predations. That's why they didn't mind the expulsion of traditional musicians, dancers, and story-tellers from the brick and gold edifices. What remains is this thing called 'sankirtana' (kirtan) - the lowest common denominator of sacred music. Nothing wrong with it, of course, especially if you have no exposure to the real shit. Kirtan is the primary scam of western posers, and requires no study, discipline, or creativity... but it holds out the possibility of money, fame and sex, but mostly hasn't panned out much. But it works really well to advance the agenda of keeping people ignorant in the religious realms. Chanting a rough approximation of the mantra with an approximate level of intonation 1008 times is all you need for moksha. And, of course personal liberation is always the prime motivation.

Anyway, discussing spirituality with people whose cosmology isn't based on a foundation of Tantric or Taoist perception, or plant-medicine original instructions, is a waste of time. Anything else is mind-control and/or crowd-control as well as a business model for the lazy and unimaginative. Absence of a comprehension of interconnectedness with all life immediately exposes the fraudulent nature of all of what's thought of as 'religion' and which now holds sway over most of the 7 billion of our species. 
Personally, I've recently had to make a final clear break from my peripheral involvement in the 'spiritual community' which originally brought me to this area 23 years ago. Everybody loses, but to continue would end up just taking me out sooner than later. I have no hope in the younger people either, who continually arrive year after year but remain unable to see through the smoke and mirrors of party-line platitudes into the true historic squalid cultish psychopathy of those making the decisions and holding the purse-strings behind the scenes. This is what also fuels my doubt about the success of the Occupy movements. Locally nothing has as yet scratched the surface of our county or state mafiocracy, and the 'traditions' remain well entrenched. 

Despite extensive publicity only 15 locals showed up for an excellent free presentation on "The Trouble With Trapping". That's even with several high-profile recent stories of pets and people being injured on close-by public lands. 23,000 bobcat pelts were exported to China and Russia from New Mexico over the last decade. Enormous effects on the ecosystems, but who knows and who cares? With prices ranging from 200-600 bucks, and in tough economic times...
The situation is mirrored on all levels, in perfect clarity. And coming up with a plan sourced from the intellectual mind is not a possibility. 
Nina says it all much better than I could ever hope to:
..."the time nears we must get it together with our bredren in spite of their perspectives.  There is no enemy.  There are only destructive, degrading forces unaware of Universal consequence, forces which must adapt into awareness of the higher principles required for a peaceful transition as we join the Milky Way.  I see this as the only possibility for infinite growth - out there.  The infinite growth so treasured by little man treasuries willingly ensnared under the law of gravity, can only come about by living every moment with right intention, a state actually available to all by simply putting the matter of planetary continuation in the forefront of your every thought and action."  
Wish we could ask Shayne, 51, of Brentwood Sanctuary, Essex, UK what his take is. The oldest horse on the planet, pure beauty sharing our space here on our way to One Destiny.