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FTR #874 Update on Fascism and the New Age

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Von Braun and Fel­low Adher­ents to the Age of Aquar­ius

Intro­duc­tion: The gulf between Nazism and the so-called New Age might seem to be so wide as to be unbridge­able. Sad­ly, that is not the case. At the core of Nazi belief was occultism, draw­ing on Pan-Ger­man­ic mythol­o­gy deriv­ing from the Thule Soci­ety, arios­o­phy, ele­ments of Hin­du reli­gious doc­trine and more com­mon­ly rec­og­niz­able belief sys­tems such as astrol­o­gy.

As a result, New Age sects and reli­gion have fre­quent­ly dove­tailed with ele­ments of Nazi and fas­cist phi­los­o­phy. (For more about the Nazi/fascist/New Age con­nec­tion, see–among oth­er pro­grams–FTR #‘s 170172221 as well as L‑2. The inti­mate rela­tion­ship between ele­ments of the intel­li­gence com­mu­ni­ty, mind con­trol, cults and fas­cism are dis­cussed in–among oth­er pro­grams–AFA #7Mis­cel­la­neous Archive Show M7, and FTR #291. The recent under­ground film “Thrive” is very much worth exam­in­ing in this regard.)

In FTR #873, we exam­ined how the Atlantis myth has fed direct­ly into Nazi occultism and “poly­ge­n­e­sis,” a key fea­ture of sci­en­tif­ic racism.

J.Z. Knight has built a suc­cess­ful orga­ni­za­tion by claim­ing to chan­nel an ancient “Atlantean/Lemurian” War­rior named Ramtha. In addi­tion to lubri­cat­ing the spir­i­tu­al cog­ni­tion of her acolytes with copi­ous amounts of wine, Knight/Ramtha has dis­sem­i­nat­ed pro­found­ly dis­parag­ing views of var­i­ous groups: ” . . . Dur­ing the 16 or so hours the stu­dents spend in a spir­i­tu­al drink­ing game (stu­dents must drink every time Ramtha/Knight does), Knight will dis­par­age Catholics, gay peo­ple, Mex­i­cans, organ­ic farm­ers, and Jews. . . . . Fuck God’s cho­sen peo­ple! I think they have earned enough cash to have paid their way out of the god­damned gas cham­bers by now,” she says as mem­bers of the audi­ence snick­er. There are also tit­ters when she declares Mex­i­cans “breed like rab­bits” and are “poi­son,” that all gay men were once Catholic priests, and that organ­ic farm­ers have ques­tion­able hygiene. . . .”

Knight/Ramtha’s views have found res­o­nance on the Storm­front web­site, arguably the lead­ing neo-Nazi and white suprema­cist web­site.

Next, we turn to exam­i­na­tion of a major con­stel­la­tion in the New Age firmament–the Insti­tute of Noet­ic Sci­ences. Based in Petaluma, Cal­i­for­nia, the insti­tute was co-found­ed by SS offi­cer, Third Reich and NASA rock­et sci­en­tist and Project Paper­clip import Wern­er von Braun.

Anoth­er of the co-founders is for­mer EXXON exec­u­tive Paul Tem­ple, who also is deeply involved with Abra­ham Verei­de’s Fel­low­ship Foun­da­tion.

In FTR #697, we exam­ined the strong con­nec­tions between Verei­de’s group, the Third Reich and post-war Under­ground Reich-con­nect­ed ele­ments.

Next, we turn to yet anoth­er Third Reich alum­nus who worked for NASA.

As the envi­ron­ment and the econ­o­my con­tin­ue to suf­fer and deteriorate–and the human con­di­tion along with them–it may prove enlight­en­ing and very use­ful to weigh the impli­ca­tions of those who advo­cate belief in Space Aliens. One of them is Josef F. Blum­rich.

Blum­rich appar­ent­ly worked for the Messer­schmitt firm, much of that time work­ing on the ME-110 fight­er. Ulti­mate­ly, he became an allied POW and went to work for NASA, the ulti­mate home of many of the Third Reich’s rock­et per­son­nel.

Could this be part of an attempt at prepar­ing us for our “Nazi/Aryan/Brothers from Space/Angels from God”?

The sec­ond half of the pro­gram con­sists of a re-broad­c­st of FTR #170, deal­ing with “The Nine” and oth­er aspects of poly­ge­n­e­sis racial the­o­ry and “eso­teric Nazism.”

Pro­gram High­lights Include: 

  • Wern­er von Braun’s recruit­ing of slave labor­ers to be worked to death at the V‑2 rock­et fac­to­ry.
  • The notion that almost all of earth­’s peo­ple evolved from “The Nine”–a group of space aliens who were also “the gods of Egypt.”
  • The Nine’s con­tention that black peo­ple did NOT evolve from The Nine–endorsing the notion of “poly­ge­n­e­sis” and imply­ing that they are infe­ri­or.
  • Areas of over­lap between the New Age con­stel­la­tion grouped around The Nine and the intel­li­gence com­mu­ni­ty’s mind con­trol pro­grams.
  • The role of Rus­sians incul­cat­ed with the phi­los­o­phy of The Nine and the sub­ver­sion of the U.S.S.R.

1. The gulf between Nazism and the so-called New Age might seem to be so wide as to be unbridge­able. Sad­ly, that is not the case. At the core of Nazi belief was occultism, draw­ing on Pan-Ger­man­ic mythol­o­gy deriv­ing from the Thule Soci­ety, arios­o­phy, ele­ments of Hin­du reli­gious doc­trine and more com­mon­ly rec­og­niz­able belief sys­tems such as astrol­o­gy.

As a result, New Age sects and reli­gion have fre­quent­ly dove­tailed with ele­ments of Nazi and fas­cist phi­los­o­phy. (For more about the Nazi/fascist/New Age con­nec­tion, see–among oth­er pro­grams–FTR #‘s 170172221 as well as L‑2. The inti­mate rela­tion­ship between ele­ments of the intel­li­gence com­mu­ni­ty, mind con­trol, cults and fas­cism are dis­cussed in–among oth­er pro­grams–AFA #7Mis­cel­la­neous Archive Show M7, and FTR #291. The recent under­ground film “Thrive” is very much worth exam­in­ing in this regard.)

Ancient Astro­naut?

J.Z. Knight

J.Z. Knight has built a suc­cess­ful orga­ni­za­tion by claim­ing to chan­nel an ancient “Atlantean/Lemurian” War­rior named Ramtha. In addi­tion to lubri­cat­ing the spir­i­tu­al cog­ni­tion of her acolytes with copi­ous amounts of wine, Knight/Ramtha has dis­sem­i­nat­ed pro­found­ly dis­parag­ing views of var­i­ous groups: ” . . . Dur­ing the 16 or so hours the stu­dents spend in a spir­i­tu­al drink­ing game (stu­dents must drink every time Ramtha/Knight does), Knight will dis­par­age Catholics, gay peo­ple, Mex­i­cans, organ­ic farm­ers, and Jews. . . . . Fuck God’s cho­sen peo­ple! I think they have earned enough cash to have paid their way out of the god­damned gas cham­bers by now,” she says as mem­bers of the audi­ence snick­er. There are also tit­ters when she declares Mex­i­cans “breed like rab­bits” and are “poi­son,” that all gay men were once Catholic priests, and that organ­ic farm­ers have ques­tion­able hygiene. . . .”

Knight/Ramtha’s views have found res­o­nance on the Storm­front web­site, arguably the lead­ing neo-Nazi and white suprema­cist web­site. (It was found­ed by David Duke asso­ciate Don Black. Black, in turn, net­works with Snow­den Pres­i­den­tial can­di­date of choice Ron Paul.)

A major con­stel­la­tion in the New Age fir­ma­ment is the Insti­tute of Noet­ic Sci­ences, the next top­ic of dis­cus­sion. Based in Petaluma, Cal­i­for­nia, the insti­tute was co-found­ed by SS offi­cer, Third Reich and NASA rock­et sci­en­tist and Project Paper­clip import Wern­er von Braun. Anoth­er of the co-founders is for­mer EXXON exec­u­tive Paul Tem­ple, who also is deeply involved with Abra­ham Verei­de’s Fel­low­ship Foun­da­tion. In FTR #697, we exam­ined the strong con­nec­tions between Verei­de’s group, the Third Reich and post-war Under­ground Reich-con­nect­ed ele­ments.

 “Ramtha Riled” by Susy Buchanan; Intel­li­gence Report [South­ern Pover­ty Law Cen­ter]; Issue #154/Summer 2014.

It’s March 2011 at the Ramtha School of Enlight­en­ment (RSE) in this rapid­ly grow­ing town just out­side of Olympia. Hun­dreds of truth seek­ers pack into a con­vert­ed horse are­na to hear a 35,000-year-old Lemuri­an war­rior speak the wis­dom of the ages. The crowd is yearn­ing for super-con­scious­ness and enlight­en­ment; what they get is drunk­en ram­blings pep­pered with curse words. There’s no Kool-Aid served, just red wine, bot­tles and bot­tles of it. Wine cer­e­monies, which have been going on at RSE since 1996, are sig­nif­i­cant because stu­dents believe wine grapes were brought to Earth by extrater­res­tri­als 450,000 years ago.

The blonde on stage is J.Z. (for Judith Zebra) Knight, a 65-year-old for­mer rodeo queen and cable TV sales­woman. The words com­ing from her mouth aren’t hers, the assem­bled crowd believes, but rather those of the ethe­re­al being she chan­nels, Ramtha the Enlight­ened One. Knight goes back and forth between her­self and the sup­pos­ed­ly chan­neled Ramtha.

Dur­ing the 16 or so hours the stu­dents spend in a spir­i­tu­al drink­ing game (stu­dents must drink every time Ramtha/Knight does), Knight will dis­par­age Catholics, gay peo­ple, Mex­i­cans, organ­ic farm­ers, and Jews.

Fuck God’s cho­sen peo­ple! I think they have earned enough cash to have paid their way out of the god­damned gas cham­bers by now,” she says as mem­bers of the audi­ence snick­er. There are also tit­ters when she declares Mex­i­cans “breed like rab­bits” and are “poi­son,” that all gay men were once Catholic priests, and that organ­ic farm­ers have ques­tion­able hygiene. . . .

 . . . . The excerpts from that wine cer­e­mo­ny left Thurston Coun­ty res­i­dents shocked and won­der­ing if there was a more sin­is­ter side to their kooky neigh­bor­hood cult.

Was there a hate group lurk­ing in “The Pride of the Prairie,” as Yelm calls itself? . . . .

. . . . She [Knight] began chan­nel­ing Ramtha in pub­lic in 1979, pre­sent­ing his wis­dom nation­al­ly and inter­na­tion­al­ly through work­shops and retreats called “Ramtha Dia­logues.” Ear­ly stu­dents includ­ed Shirley MacLaine (who broke off con­tact with Knight 30 years ago, a spokesman for the actress and author said), and, RSE offi­cials say, actors Richard Cham­ber­lain and Mike Far­rell. Actress Salma Hayek and for­mer “Dynasty” star Lin­da Evans are cur­rent stu­dents, they add.

That same year, she pur­chased an 80-acre ranch in Yelm, where she would breed Ara­bi­an hors­es for a time, build her­self a 12,800-square-foot chateau, sub­se­quent­ly sell the hors­es, remod­el the 15,000-square-foot horse are­na, and open what would become RSE in 1989.

The loca­tion has sig­nif­i­cance that goes beyond cheap land. The region, accord­ing to RSE, was actu­al­ly part of ancient Lemuria dur­ing Ramtha’s life­time, before he migrat­ed to Atlantis and freed his peo­ple from tyran­ny at the age of 14, then went on to con­quer two-thirds of the world at the head of an army of 2.5 mil­lion. After being run through with a sword dur­ing bat­tle, Ramtha sat on a rock and med­i­tat­ed for sev­en years, became enlight­ened, taught his body to vibrate at a high fre­quen­cy and ascend­ed, like Jesus, RSE’s web­site explains. . . .

. . . . . But Knight also teach­es stu­dents to be sov­er­eign, to hoard gold and pre­pare food and sup­plies to sur­vive for two years after one of the nat­ur­al dis­as­ters that she often pre­dicts will hit the earth. Knight as Ramtha is also quot­ed on the neo-Nazi Web forum Storm­front, where her writ­ings on the “New World Order” are much appre­ci­at­ed and quot­ed under head­ings such as “Jews were respon­si­ble for caus­ing WW1 & 2.”

“It took a lot to get this coun­try into the First World War, because no one want­ed to get into it. And so the Gray­men, own­ing most of the media ... do you know what the media is? I have learned that term!” wrote “Ramtha” in 1999’s Ramtha: The White Book (which also car­ries an intro­duc­tion by Knight). “The Gray­men own them all; you know, the papers you read, the box you watch, the mag­a­zines you thumb through, the radio waves you lis­ten to.”

In 2004, RSE stu­dents pro­duced an infomer­cial for the school dis­guised as a doc­u­men­tary called “What the Bleep do we Know!?” The film grossed $10 mil­lion in the Unit­ed States but was panned by crit­ics. “New Age hooey dis­guised as a sci­en­tif­ic doc­u­men­tary about quan­tum physics,” is how Jack Gar­ner of the Rochester [N.Y.] Demo­c­rat and Chron­i­cle summed it up.

Appear­ing in the film is Irish­man Míceál Led­with, a for­mer mon­sign­or in the Catholic Church, advis­er to the pope, and pres­i­dent at St. Patrick’s Col­lege, Maynooth, an Irish sem­i­nary dat­ing back to 1518.

Led­with resigned abrupt­ly in 1994 after alle­ga­tions of pedophil­ia, which were lat­er set­tled out of court, and was defrocked by the Vat­i­can in 2005.

Led­with, who is part of Knight’s inner cir­cle and has been a stu­dent at RSE since 1989, can be seen in the full-length, 16-hour video of the 2011 wine cer­e­mo­ny, where he takes the stage with Knight about sev­en hours in, prop­ping him­self up on Ramtha’s ornate throne.

“Fuck Jeho­vah,” Knight pro­claims, speak­ing in Ramtha’s voice and out­ing Jesus as a fel­low alien who came to this plan­et to basi­cal­ly teach the same things. From the same stage, Led­with denounces the bib­li­cal God as “fick­le, capri­cious, psy­chot­ic, neu­rot­ic, and inse­cure, and we are sup­posed to believe that he is the cre­ator God.” Knight adds that God is a “psy­chot­ic, inse­cure son of a bitch,” which draws a chuck­le from the for­mer priest. Then they dance. . . .

2a. A major con­stel­la­tion in the New Age fir­ma­ment is the Insti­tute of Noet­ic Sci­ences. Based in Petaluma, Cal­i­for­nia, the insti­tute was co-found­ed by SS offi­cer, Third Reich and NASA rock­et sci­en­tist and Project Paper­clip import Wern­er von Braun.

Anoth­er of the co-founders is for­mer EXXON exec­u­tive Paul Tem­ple, who also is deeply involved with Abra­ham Verei­de’s Fel­low­ship Foun­da­tion.

In FTR #697, we exam­ined the strong con­nec­tions between Verei­de’s group, the Third Reich and post-war Under­ground Reich-con­nect­ed ele­ments.

Adher­ents of the New Age would do well to con­sid­er with what they are engag­ing.

“Insti­tute of Noet­ic Sci­ences;” Wikipedia.com

The Insti­tute of Noet­ic Sci­ences (IONS) is an Amer­i­can non-prof­it parapsychological[1] research insti­tute. It was co-found­ed in 1973 by for­mer astro­naut Edgar Mitchell,[2][3][4] along with Wern­her von Braun,[1] investor Paul N. Tem­ple,[5] and oth­ers inter­est­ed in pur­port­ed para­nor­mal phenomena,[1] in order to encour­age and con­duct research on noet­ic the­o­ry and human potentials.[6][7]
The insti­tute con­ducts research on such top­ics such as spon­ta­neous remission,[8][9] meditation,[8] con­scious­ness, alter­na­tive heal­ing prac­tices, con­scious­ness-based health­care, spir­i­tu­al­i­ty, human poten­tial, psy­chic abil­i­ties, psychokenesis[9] and sur­vival of con­scious­ness after bod­i­ly death.[10][11] . . .

2b. Fur­ther devel­op­ing the nature of the founders of the Insti­tute of Noet­ic Sci­ences, we high­light Wern­er von Braun’s mem­ber­ship in the SS.

“Wern­er von Braun;” OperationPaperclip.info

. . . . An OMGUS (Office of Mil­i­tary Gov­ern­ment, Unit­ed States) doc­u­ment dat­ed April 23, 1947 states that von Braun joined the SS (Schutzstaffel) horse­back rid­ing school in 1933, then the Nazi Par­ty on May 1, 1937 and became an offi­cer in the SS from May 1940 to the end of the war. . . .

. . . .He began as an Unter­sturm­führer (Sec­ond Lieu­tenant) and was pro­mot­ed three times by Himm­ler, the last time in June 1943 to SS-Sturm­ban­n­führer (Wehrma­cht Major). . . .

2c. An exam­ple of von Braun’s “Aquar­i­an con­scious­ness” may be gleaned from his role in procur­ing the slave labor­ers for the V‑2 pro­duc­tion lines:

Oper­a­tion Paper­clip  by Annie Jacob­sen; HC Lit­tle, Brown and Com­pa­ny; Copy­right 2014 by Anne M. Jacob­sen; ISBN 978–0‑316–22104‑7; p. 16.

. . . . This time, Wern­er von Braun ini­ti­at­ed the action him­self. On August 15, 1944, von Braun wrote a let­ter to a Mit­tel­w­erk engi­neer, Albin Sawatz­ki, describ­ing a new lab­o­ra­to­ry he want­ed to set up inside the tun­nels. Von Braun told Sawatz­ki that to expe­dite the process, he had tak­en it upon him­self to pro­cure slave labor­ers from the Buchen­wald con­cen­tra­tion camp. . . .

2d. Cit­i­zen von Braun cer­tain­ly knew about the con­di­tions in which his charges labored:

Oper­a­tion Paper­clip  by Annie Jacob­sen; HC Lit­tle, Brown and Com­pa­ny; Copy­right 2014 by Anne M. Jacob­sen; ISBN 978–0‑316–22104‑7; p. 14.

. . . . The pris­on­ers worked twelve-hour shifts, sev­en days a week, putting togeth­er V‑weapons. By the end of the first two months there were eight thou­sand men liv­ing and work­ing in this cramped under­ground space.  There was no fresh air in the tun­nels, no ven­ti­la­tion sys­tem, no water, and very lit­tle light. ‘Blast­ing went on day and night and the dust after every blast was so thick that it was impos­si­ble to see five steps ahead,’ read one report. Labor­ers slept inside the tun­nels on wood bunk beds. There were no wash­ing facil­i­ties and no san­i­ta­tion. Latrines were bar­rels cut in half. The work­ers suf­fered and died from star­va­tion, dysen­tery, pleurisy, pneu­mo­nia, tuber­cu­lo­sis, and phleg­ma­sia from beat­ings. The men were walk­ing skele­tons, skin stretched over bones. Some per­ished from ammo­nia burns to the lungs. Oth­ers died by being crushed from the weight of the rock­et parts they were forced to car­ry. The dead were replace­able. Humans and machine parts went into the tun­nels. Rock­ets and corpses came out. Work­ers who were slow on the pro­duc­tion lines were beat­en to death.  Insub­or­di­nates were gar­rot­ed or hanged.  After the war, war crimes inves­ti­ga­tors deter­mined that approx­i­mate­ly half of the six­ty thou­sand men even­tu­al­ly brought to Nord­hausen were worked to death. . . .  .

2e. As men­tioned above, anoth­er of the Insti­tute’s co-founders is Paul N. Tem­ple.

“Paul Nathaniel Tem­ple, Jr.”; Wikipedia.com

Paul grad­u­at­ed from Prince­ton Uni­ver­si­ty in 1944 and Har­vard Law School in 1948.[2] From 1954 to 1961 he was an inter­na­tion­al petro­le­um con­ces­sions nego­tia­tor for Exxon.[2] He and astro­naut Edgar Mitchell co-found­ed the Insti­tute of Noet­ic Sci­ences in 1973.[cita­tion need­ed] He has been a mem­ber of the Insti­tute of Noet­ic Sci­ences board of direc­tors since 1973 and was the chair­man from 1983 to 1999. He cre­at­ed the Tem­ple Awards for Cre­ative Altruism.[2][3] He helps fund The Fel­low­ship Foun­da­tion, a secre­tive U.S.-based reli­gious and polit­i­cal orga­ni­za­tion found­ed in 1935 by Methodist min­is­ter Abra­ham Verei­de.[4][5] Paul N. Tem­ple was an insid­er “core mem­ber” of the Fel­low­ship Foun­da­tion and/or Insti­tute for Chris­t­ian Lead­er­ship since the 1940s. . . .

3. As the envi­ron­ment and the econ­o­my con­tin­ue to suf­fer and deteriorate–and the human con­di­tion along with them–it may prove enlight­en­ing and very use­ful to weigh the impli­ca­tions of those who advo­cate belief in Space Aliens. One of them is Josef F. Blum­rich.

Blum­rich appar­ent­ly worked for the Messer­schmitt firm, much of that time work­ing on the ME-110 fight­er. Ulti­mate­ly, he became an allied POW and went to work for NASA, the ulti­mate home of many of the Third Reich’s rock­et per­son­nel.

Could this be part of an attempt at prepar­ing us for our “Nazi/Aryan/Brothers from Space/Angels from God”?

“The Space­ships of Ezekiel”; Wikipedia.

The Space­ships of Ezekiel (1974) is a book by Josef F. Blum­rich writ­ten while he was chief of NASA’s sys­tems lay­out branch of the pro­gram devel­op­ment office at the Mar­shall Space Flight Center.In it he asserts that Ezekiel’s account in the Bible was not a descrip­tion of a meet­ing with God in a prophet­ic vision, but a descrip­tion of sev­er­al encoun­ters with ancient astro­nauts in a shut­tle­craft from anoth­er plan­et.

Ezekiel was an Old Tes­ta­ment prophet who wrote about sev­er­al visions he had in which he said God showed him the future and gave him var­i­ous mes­sages to deliv­er. Ezekiel describes see­ing God rid­ing in a char­i­ot-like vehi­cle attend­ed by angels. . . .

4. The sec­ond half of the pro­gram con­sists of a recap of FTR #170. The descrip­tion for the pro­gram fol­lows:

With the end of the mil­len­ni­um draw­ing near, it is increas­ing­ly impor­tant to be aware of pos­si­ble polit­i­cal manip­u­la­tion of peo­ple’s apoc­a­lyp­tic fears and hopes. In that con­text, a chan­nel­ing cult called “The Nine” bears par­tic­u­lar exam­i­na­tion.

Pur­port­ing to be the “Ennead” (the nine gods of ancient Egypt), they have links to many dif­fer­ent indi­vid­u­als and insti­tu­tions includ­ing: Andri­ja Puharich (con­nect­ed to the CIA’s mind con­trol pro­grams of the 50s and 60s), Rus­sians asso­ci­at­ed with the Gor­bachev regime in the for­mer USSR, the Esalen Insti­tute and numer­ous New Age orga­ni­za­tions. This orga­ni­za­tion espous­es a racist, ariosophist phi­los­o­phy that main­tains that all of the Earth­’s peo­ples are descend­ed from The Nine (and, con­se­quent­ly, supe­ri­or) except for the black race (who are, con­se­quent­ly, infe­ri­or.)

With the New Age move­ment grow­ing and with 42% of Amer­i­can col­lege grad­u­ates believ­ing that we have been vis­it­ed by space aliens, the dan­ger that the views of The Nine could achieve wide­spread accep­tance and lead to geno­cide is not one that should be too read­i­ly cast aside. (It should be not­ed that there is con­vinc­ing evi­dence that so-called UFOs are real, but do not come from out­er space. Should they be deployed in con­junc­tion with oth­er types of secret tech­nol­o­gy, the views of The Nine could be rein­forced in a very con­vinc­ing way.)

As not­ed above, Andri­ja Puharich, whose orga­ni­za­tion has done much to pro­mote The Nine, was involved with the CIA mind-con­trol pro­grams. Those pro­grams were ini­ti­at­ed from a research base devel­oped by the Nazis in World War II.

The pro­gram con­cludes with a brief look at Sav­it­ri Devi, a post-war Nazi mys­tic who has achieved con­sid­er­able influ­ence in the New Age move­ment. (Record­ed on 9/19/99.)

 

Discussion

5 comments for “FTR #874 Update on Fascism and the New Age”

  1. One of the con­cepts that repeat­ed­ly comes up in the ‘teach­ings’ of Ramtha is the idea that con­scious­ness and ener­gy are the dri­ving forces cre­at­ing real­i­ty. Basi­cal­ly, we’re all (or at least the Aryans) beings of divine con­scious­ness and the uni­verse exists as our con­scious­ness­es’ cos­mic col­lec­tive tapestry/playground. Or some­thing.

    So as the Unit­ed States once again asks the ques­tion, “what am I thank­ful for?” as part of this year’s Thanks­giv­ing Day fes­tiv­i­ties, it’s worth remind­ing our­selves that you can’t be thank­ful for any­thing with­out con­scious­ness, so we should prob­a­bly all be thank­ful for con­scious­ness! But it’s also worth not­ing some recent research into the nature and ori­gins of con­scious­ness that actu­al­ly points towards an ori­gin of con­scious­ness that’s sort of of oppo­site of Ramtha’s ‘teach­ings’ and real­ly quite cool and amaz­ing if true: Con­scious­ness might sim­ply be an emer­gent prop­er­ty in com­plex net­works (like your brain) when enough of the var­i­ous cog­ni­tive sub-mod­ules start talk­ing to each oth­er. In oth­er words, con­scious­ness is sort of like the col­lec­tive con­ver­sa­tion between the neu­ronal neigh­bor­hoods of our brains. There’s prob­a­bly some­thing tucked away in all that to be thank­ful for:

    News@Vanderbilt

    Net­work the­o­ry sheds new light on ori­gins of con­scious­ness

    by Melanie Moran | Mar. 9, 2015, 1:00 PM

    here in your brain do you exist? Is your aware­ness of the world around you and of your­self as an indi­vid­ual the result of spe­cif­ic, focused changes in your brain, or does that aware­ness come from a broad net­work of neur­al activ­i­ty? How does your brain pro­duce aware­ness?

    Van­der­bilt Uni­ver­si­ty researchers took a sig­nif­i­cant step toward answer­ing these long­stand­ing ques­tions with a recent brain imag­ing study, in which they dis­cov­ered glob­al changes in how brain areas com­mu­ni­cate with one anoth­er dur­ing aware­ness. Their find­ings, which were pub­lished March 9 in the Pro­ceed­ings of the Nation­al Acad­e­my of Sci­ences, chal­lenge pre­vi­ous the­o­ries that hypoth­e­sized much more restrict­ed changes were respon­si­ble for pro­duc­ing aware­ness.

    “Iden­ti­fy­ing the fin­ger­prints of con­scious­ness in humans would be a sig­nif­i­cant advance­ment for basic and med­ical research, let alone its philo­soph­i­cal impli­ca­tions on the under­pin­nings of the human expe­ri­ence,” said René Marois, pro­fes­sor and chair of psy­chol­o­gy at Van­der­bilt Uni­ver­si­ty and senior author of the study. “Many of the cog­ni­tive deficits observed in var­i­ous neu­ro­log­i­cal dis­eases may ulti­mate­ly stem from changes in how infor­ma­tion is com­mu­ni­cat­ed through­out the brain.”

    Using graph the­o­ry, a branch of math­e­mat­ics con­cerned with explain­ing the inter­ac­tive links between mem­bers of a com­plex net­work, such as social net­works or flight routes, the researchers aimed to char­ac­ter­ize how con­nec­tions between the var­i­ous parts of the brain were relat­ed to aware­ness.

    “With graph the­o­ry, one can ask ques­tions about how effi­cient­ly the trans­porta­tion net­works in the Unit­ed States and Europe are con­nect­ed via trans­porta­tion hubs like LaGuardia Air­port in New York,” Dou­glass God­win, grad­u­ate stu­dent and lead author on the research, said. “We can ask those same ques­tions about brain net­works and hubs of neur­al com­mu­ni­ca­tion.”

    Mod­ern the­o­ries of the neur­al basis of con­scious­ness fall gen­er­al­ly into two camps: focal and glob­al. Focal the­o­ries con­tend there are spe­cif­ic areas of the brain that are crit­i­cal for gen­er­at­ing con­scious­ness, while glob­al the­o­ries argue con­scious­ness aris­es from large-scale brain changes in activ­i­ty. This study applied graph the­o­ry analy­sis to adju­di­cate between these the­o­ries.

    The researchers recruit­ed 24 mem­bers of the uni­ver­si­ty com­mu­ni­ty to par­tic­i­pate in a func­tion­al mag­net­ic res­o­nance imag­ing (fMRI) exper­i­ment. While in the fMRI scan­ner, par­tic­i­pants were asked to detect a disk that was briefly flashed on a screen. In each tri­al, par­tic­i­pants respond­ed whether they were able to detect the tar­get disk and how much con­fi­dence they had in their answer. Exper­i­menters then com­pared the results of the high-con­fi­dence tri­als dur­ing which the tar­get was detect­ed to the tri­als when it was missed by par­tic­i­pants. These were treat­ed as “aware” and “unaware” tri­als, respec­tive­ly.

    Com­par­i­son of aware and unaware tri­als using con­ven­tion­al fMRI analy­ses that assess the ampli­tude of brain activ­i­ty showed a pat­tern of results typ­i­cal of sim­i­lar stud­ies, with only a few areas of the brain show­ing more activ­i­ty dur­ing detec­tion of the tar­get than when par­tic­i­pants missed see­ing it. The present study, how­ev­er, was inter­est­ed not sim­ply in what regions might be more acti­vat­ed with aware­ness, but how they com­mu­ni­cate with one anoth­er.

    Unlike the focal results seen using more con­ven­tion­al analy­sis meth­ods, the results via this net­work approach point­ed toward a dif­fer­ent con­clu­sion. No one area or net­work of areas of the brain stood out as par­tic­u­lar­ly more con­nect­ed dur­ing aware­ness of the tar­get; the whole brain appeared to become func­tion­al­ly more con­nect­ed fol­low­ing reports of aware­ness.

    “We know there are numer­ous brain net­works that con­trol dis­tinct cog­ni­tive func­tions such as atten­tion, lan­guage and con­trol, with each node of a net­work dense­ly inter­con­nect­ed with oth­er nodes of the same net­work, but not with oth­er net­works,” Marois said. “Con­scious­ness appears to break down the mod­u­lar­i­ty of these net­works, as we observed a broad increase in func­tion­al con­nec­tiv­i­ty between these net­works with aware­ness.”

    The research sug­gests that con­scious­ness is like­ly a prod­uct of this wide­spread com­mu­ni­ca­tion, and that we can only report things that we have seen once they are being rep­re­sent­ed in the brain in this man­ner. Thus, no one part of the brain is tru­ly the “seat of the soul,” as René Descartes once wrote in a hypoth­e­sis about the pineal gland, but rather, con­scious­ness appears to be an emer­gent prop­er­ty of how infor­ma­tion that needs to be act­ed upon gets prop­a­gat­ed through­out the brain..

    “We take for grant­ed how uni­fied our expe­ri­ence of the world is. We don’t expe­ri­ence sep­a­rate visu­al and audi­to­ry worlds, it’s all inte­grat­ed into a sin­gle con­scious expe­ri­ence,” God­win said. “This wide­spread cross-net­work com­mu­ni­ca­tion makes sense as a mech­a­nism by which con­scious­ness gets inte­grat­ed into that sin­gu­lar world.”

    ...

    “No one area or net­work of areas of the brain stood out as par­tic­u­lar­ly more con­nect­ed dur­ing aware­ness of the tar­get; the whole brain appeared to become func­tion­al­ly more con­nect­ed fol­low­ing reports of aware­ness.”
    Pret­ty neat! And it’s excit­ing research not just because it might help us all learn more about what makes human­i­ty tick, but it also points rais­es the fun ques­tion of just how wide­spread con­scious­ness, on some lev­el, is across all sorts of life forms all around us? Could plants be con­scious on some lev­el? Well, accord­ing to Ramtha, even a car­rot is con­scious and that’s why its hyp­o­crit­i­cal to be a veg­e­tar­i­an (and you all need to become self-actu­al­ized by over­com­ing fear or some­thing) and while that’s clear­ly the rant­i­ngs of a cult-leader, it does raise a fun Thanks­giv­ing Day ques­tion: if we one day dis­cov­er that our car­rots are con­scious, just how thank­ful should we be? After all, it’s not hard to imag­ine how awe­some it would be if we could real­ly com­mu­ni­cate with dol­phins and whales, but just imag­ine talk­ing to your car­rot! What fun! At that same time, con­scious car­rots sure would com­pli­cate our tra­di­tion­al rela­tion­ship with them (albeit a com­pli­ca­tion human­i­ty is quite famil­iar with). And just how thank­ful would the car­rots be to us for first grow­ing them (kind of nice) and then slic­ing and dic­ing and eat­ing them (not so nice)?

    It’s all a reminder that while, Thanks­giv­ing Day may have been start­ed by a group of Pil­grims strug­gling to sur­vive the ele­ments on a new con­ti­nent and get­ting some help for their native neigh­bors, as human­i­ty’s knowl­edge base expands to include things like the study of the ori­gins of con­scious­ness per­haps the spir­it of Thanks­giv­ing Day should­n’t just be a cel­e­bra­tion of that which we are per­son­al­ly thank­ful for but also include ask­ing the ques­tion of what all our non-human, yet pos­si­bly still con­scious, fel­low crit­ters might be thank­ful for too. And what are they not at all thank­ful for that we have con­trol over? Those are going to be increas­ing­ly rel­e­vant ques­tions going for­ward, so we should prob­a­bly ask them at least one day a year.

    Posted by Pterrafractyl | November 26, 2015, 4:30 pm
  2. Appeals court upholds rul­ing for #Ramtha chan­nel­er #JZKnight https://t.co/4SefHL5uHp

    Posted by Shellmound | January 23, 2016, 11:15 pm
  3. https://vanwinkles.com/the-sordid-history-of-sleepytime-tea/

    Cults, Con­spir­a­cies and the Twist­ed His­to­ry of Sleep­y­time Tea
    By Megan Giller • Feb­ru­ary 1, 2016

    Its calm­ing com­bi­na­tion of chamomile, spearmint and oth­er herbs might seem benign, almost bor­ing — the ide­al for­mu­la for lulling you to sleep. But there’s a pecu­liar sto­ry lurk­ing in your cup of Sleep­y­time tea, one that con­cerns invol­un­tary trances, com­mu­ni­ca­tion with aliens and a eugen­ics plot to elim­i­nate the “infe­ri­or races” of our great nation.

    Before Sleep­y­time became the crown jew­el of Celes­tial Sea­son­ings, with 1.6 bil­lion cups sold per year, before the com­pa­ny became the largest tea man­u­fac­tur­er in North Amer­i­ca, the tea was noth­ing more than a dream in the heads of a few flow­er­chil­dren hik­ing up the Rocky Moun­tains in search of herbs.

    One of the friends, Mo Siegel, was serv­ing an Asian herbal tea to cus­tomers in a local shop to much suc­cess in 1969. The con­cept that “tea” could be herbal was inno­v­a­tive in itself, since up until then, all tea in Amer­i­ca and Great Britain was made of the plant Camel­lia sinen­sis. The group want­ed to get into the busi­ness.

    On those first hikes, the team har­vest­ed enough herbs for 500 pounds of a blend they called Mo’s 36 Herb Tea, and the sleep-con­jur­ing tea made of chamomille, spearmint and oth­er herbs soon fol­lowed. In no time the friends were saun­ter­ing into the local bank to get a loan for their new busi­ness, “wear­ing jeans, smelling of herbs, and armed with Tup­per­ware con­tain­ers of Mo’s 36 and Sleep­y­time blends.” They called their com­pa­ny Celes­tial Sea­son­ings, after co-founder Lucin­da Ziesing’s flow­er­name.

    But there might be anoth­er rea­son they named it “celes­tial.” Mo Siegel and John Hay, two of the founders, were avid believ­ers in a new-age bible called The Uran­tia Book, which fol­low­ers call “an epochal rev­e­la­tion authored sole­ly by celes­tial beings.” The book touch­es upon every­thing from mind con­trol to a eugen­ics plot to elim­i­nate the “infe­ri­or races” of our great nation.

    In fact, the reli­gious text is respon­si­ble for much more than the name of the com­pa­ny. In You’ve GOT to Read This Book! 55 Peo­ple Tell the Sto­ry of the Book That Changed Their Life Siegel dis­clos­es that the ideals he gath­ered from The Uran­tia Book guid­ed how he ran Celes­tial Sea­son­ings from the begin­ning and pro­vid­ed a moral com­pass for him­self and his employ­ees. “I had want­ed bold; I found bold,” he wrote. “I want­ed spir­i­tu­al adven­ture, and I was on the ride of my life. I was search­ing for truth and the book was loaded with it.”

    The Uran­tia Book, a 4.3‑pound, 2,097-page tome, pub­lished first in 1955, is a mod­i­fied Sev­enth-Day Adven­tist text sup­pos­ed­ly com­mu­ni­cat­ed to an anony­mous man in a trance by aliens. In real­i­ty, it was like­ly authored in the ear­ly 1900s by a psy­chi­a­trist named William Sadler who used it as a ves­sel for his racist ideas. (You can down­load the entire thing for free: Because the Uran­tia Foun­da­tion asserts that its author­ship is super­hu­man, an Ari­zona court ruled in 1995 that it’s not pro­tect­ed by copy­right and is, thus, in the pub­lic domain.)

    There are so many wild ideas in The Uran­tia Book that it’s hard to know where to start. “Lucifer, Satan, Melchizedek, Adam and Eve, and Jesus are all extra-ter­res­tri­al beings who have vis­it­ed earth,” Mo Siegel, who is still inti­mate­ly involved with The Uran­tia Book and the Uran­tia Book Fel­low­ship, tells us in “The Twen­ty Most-Asked Ques­tions”. In fact, Adam and Eve were brought to earth to “upstep the human race” (more on that lat­er).

    The first three parts of The Uran­tia Book describe a com­pli­cat­ed uni­verse with invis­i­ble seraphim and spir­it and semi-spir­it beings of all sorts; the last part tells the sto­ry of Jesus’ entire life in detail, all 36 years. Though it has just a few thou­sand fol­low­ers, the book has been trans­lat­ed into 20 lan­guages, includ­ing Ara­bic, Chi­nese, Croa­t­ian and Por­tuguese. There’s even a famous oper­at­ic cycle based on it, as well as at least four fan­ta­sy nov­els.

    “The Uran­tia Book itself does not rep­re­sent a destruc­tive cult,” said Rick Ross, a cult expert who helped in Waco with the Branch David­i­ans. “But some of its self-pro­claimed prophets lead groups that can be seen as destruc­tive cults.”

    The book also pur­ports that there have been many, many sons of God like Jesus on many dif­fer­ent plan­ets, because there are a bil­lion worlds. When evo­lu­tion is com­plete, each of these worlds will have 100,000 local uni­vers­es with 10 mil­lion inhab­it­ed plan­ets. Our earth is called Uran­tia, and it’s num­ber 606 in a plan­e­tary group named Sata­nia, the head­quar­ters of which is called Jerusem. When we die, we’re rein­car­nat­ed from plan­et-to-plan­et, then final­ly to Par­adise, where the Deity lives. There is a lit­tle piece of the Deity in each of us, called a Thought Adjuster.

    The Fel­low­ship will tell you that it’s not a cult, but in The Uran­tia Book, the rev­e­la­tor named the Bril­liant Evening Star of Nebadon calls for Uran­tians to replace Chris­tian­i­ty with a “new cult” that will be the “true reli­gion” of the future.

    Urantiabook_inset

    “The Uran­tia Book itself does not rep­re­sent a destruc­tive cult. But some of its self-pro­claimed prophets lead groups that can be seen as destruc­tive cults.”

    So how did this insight­ful book come to be? Well, there are many ori­gin sto­ries, but every­one seems to agree that it’s a “direct-voice” book, mean­ing that it wasn’t writ­ten by a human. Instead, aliens com­mu­ni­cat­ed the text direct­ly to a per­son, or in the words of the Uran­tia Book Fel­low­ship, “numer­ous super­mor­tal personalities…made con­tact through the Thought Adjuster (indwelling spir­it of God) of a par­tic­u­lar human being on our world.”

    Accord­ing to William Sadler, the leader of the move­ment, a “Divine Coun­selor” pre­sent­ed the ideas in a lan­guage called Uver­sa, which had to be trans­lat­ed into Salv­ing­ton and then into Sata­nia before it could be trans­lat­ed into Eng­lish and com­mu­ni­cat­ed to a human being.

    The Uran­tia Book, a 4.3‑pound, 2,097-page tome, pub­lished first in 1955, is a mod­i­fied Sev­enth-Day Adven­tist text sup­pos­ed­ly com­mu­ni­cat­ed to an anony­mous man in a trance by aliens.

    The most accept­ed sto­ry, found in How to Know What to Believe by Harold Sher­man, quot­ed and sum­ma­rized in Mar­tin Gardner’s Uran­tia: The Great Cult Mys­tery, is that around 1911, a man in Sadler’s apart­ment build­ing began hav­ing fits and spells at night. Even­tu­al­ly he start­ed speak­ing in oth­er voic­es and revealed that he was “a stu­dent vis­i­tor on an obser­va­tion trip here from a far dis­tant plan­et.” William Sadler and his wife, Dr. Lena Sadler, had con­ver­sa­tions with these voic­es for almost 10 years while their adopt­ed daugh­ter, Christy, took notes.

    In the 1920s a group of friends (even­tu­al­ly called the Forum) put togeth­er a list of 4,000 ques­tions for these beings, and lo and behold, a few weeks lat­er the sleep­ing man furi­ous­ly wrote a man­u­script that answered all of them.

    Along with lat­er com­mu­ni­ca­tions from the “rev­e­la­tors,” that man­u­script became The Uran­tia Book. These “direct-trance” medi­ums were huge­ly pop­u­lar in the sec­ond half of the 1800s, and appar­ent­ly even the famed psy­chol­o­gist philoso­pher William James was lured by one. (In the 1990s many fol­low­ers of The Uran­tia Book start­ed to hear celes­tial voic­es of their own, though the Foun­da­tion hasn’t acknowl­edged that any are legit­i­mate but, instead has done quite a bit to dis­cred­it them.)

    “Psy­cho­analy­sis, hyp­no­tism, inten­sive com­par­i­son, fail to show that the writ­ten or spo­ken mes­sages of this indi­vid­ual have ori­gin in his own mind,” Sadler wrote in his 1929 book The Mind at Mis­chief: Tricks and Decep­tions of the Sub­con­scious and How to Cope With Them.

    The orig­i­nal human transmitter’s name is nev­er revealed, but in Uran­tia: The Great Cult Mys­tery, from which much of the above is found, author Mar­tin Gard­ner (who for many years wrote for Sci­en­tif­ic Amer­i­can and oth­er legit­i­mate pub­li­ca­tions) makes the case that it was Sadler’s broth­er-in-law, Wil­fred Custer Kel­logg. Sadler had been duped by oth­er chan­nel­ers in the past, most notably Ellen White, the founder of Sev­enth-Day Adven­tism, but he believed his broth­er-in-law was the real thing.
    The Spell on Mo Siegel

    “I thought that was just the goofi­est thing I’d ever heard,” Mo Siegel wrote of The Uran­tia Book in You’ve GOT to Read This Book: 55 Peo­ple Tell the Sto­ry of the Book That Changed Their Life. “After I read it, I was not con­cerned about who had writ­ten it or how it had been writ­ten because it was so pow­er­ful.”

    Siegel, who is now the cur­rent pres­i­dent of the Uran­tia Foun­da­tion and hosts a week­ly study group at his house, dis­cov­ered The Uran­tia Book in 1969, the same year he start­ed hik­ing up the Rock­ies for herbs. In fact, the text was a major rea­son he decid­ed to found Celes­tial Sea­son­ings.

    “The ideas [in The Uran­tia Book] were the inspi­ra­tion for the uplift­ing quotes we print on the side of our tea box­es and on our teabag tags!”

    “After study­ing the teach­ings in The Uran­tia Book, I knew that it would feel self­ish and waste­ful to sim­ply focus on mate­r­i­al suc­cess,” he said. “So, as a young man, when I began think­ing of what I could do to make a liv­ing, I imme­di­ate­ly turned to the health food industry…The ideas [in The Uran­tia Book] were the inspi­ra­tion for the uplift­ing quotes we print on the side of our tea box­es and on our teabag tags!”

    “Mo and John used it as a guid­ing prin­ci­pal and con­tin­u­al­ly quot­ed from The Uran­tia Book,” Car­o­line Mac­Dougall, the company’s fifth employ­ee and the cur­rent founder and CEO of Tee­ci­no told Van Winkle’s. At staff meet­ings they would even use quotes to bol­ster their argu­ments. “It was a guide for mak­ing sure of the moral val­ues that under­lay the com­pa­ny at that time,” she added.

    But which morals?
    The Hate With­in

    In The Twen­ty Most-Asked Ques­tions about The Uran­tia Book, Siegel is care­ful to say that “all per­sons are equal in the sight of God” and that “race should become irrel­e­vant.” But the text itself is weighed down with some of the most racist ideas I’ve read in a long time.

    For exam­ple, start­ing around 500,000 years ago, six col­ored races appeared on Uran­tia (i.e., earth): red, orange, yel­low, green, blue, and indi­go

    “The ear­li­er races are some­what supe­ri­or to the lat­er; the red man stands far above the indi­go — black — race,” says Paper 51 of The Uran­tia Book, and “each suc­ceed­ing evo­lu­tion­ary man­i­fes­ta­tion of a dis­tinct group of mor­tals rep­re­sents vari­a­tion at the expense of the orig­i­nal endow­ment.” Fur­ther­more, “The yel­low race usu­al­ly enslaves the green, while the blue man [which cor­re­sponds to Cau­casians] sub­dues the indi­go [black].”

    “[The Uran­tia Book] was a guide for mak­ing sure of the moral val­ues that under­lay the com­pa­ny at that time.”

    On every plan­et through­out every uni­verse, fair-skinned, blue-eyed aliens named Adam and Eve appear to “upstep” the natives. When their prog­e­ny mate with the accept­able inhab­i­tants of the plan­et, the “infe­ri­or stocks will be elim­i­nat­ed and there will be one puri­fied race, one lan­guage, and one reli­gion,” as Gard­ner explains it in Uran­tia: The Great Cult Mys­tery.

    But before that can hap­pen, Paper 51 of The Uran­tia Book says, “the infe­ri­or and unfit are large­ly elim­i­nat­ed… it seems that you ought to be able to agree upon the bio­log­ic dis­fel­low­ship­ing of your more marked­ly unfit, defec­tive, degen­er­ate, and anti­so­cial stocks.”

    This process hap­pens on every plan­et when Adam and Eve appear. But on Uran­tia (i.e., earth), it didn’t go accord­ing to plan. Adam and Eve messed up. So, “hav­ing failed to achieve race har­mo­niza­tion by the Adam­ic tech­nique,” Part II: The Local Uni­verse sec­tion of book tells us, “you must now work out your plan­e­tary prob­lem of race improve­ment by oth­er and large­ly human meth­ods of adap­ta­tion and con­trol.”

    “Bio­log­ic ren­o­va­tion of the racial stocks — the selec­tive elim­i­na­tion of infe­ri­or human strains,” Paper 70 of The Uran­tia Book says, will “tend to erad­i­cate many mor­tal inequal­i­ties.”

    In fact, per the text, evil, in the form of ill­ness and dis­ease, exists because “unfit” peo­ples like “Aus­tralian natives and the Bush­men and Pyg­mies of Africa…these mis­er­able rem­nants of the nonso­cial peo­ples of ancient times” haven’t been elim­i­nat­ed. Eugen­ics is the way to cor­rect this error.

    “Bio­log­ic ren­o­va­tion of the racial stocks — the selec­tive elim­i­na­tion of infe­ri­or human strains,” Paper 70 of the Uran­tia Book says, will “tend to erad­i­cate many mor­tal inequal­i­ties.”

    Com­pare that to Hitler’s words in Mein Kampf: “The demand that defec­tive peo­ple be pre­vent­ed from prop­a­gat­ing equal­ly defec­tive off­spring rep­re­sents the most human act of mankind.”
    The Urant­ian Phi­los­o­phy

    While Hitler didn’t have any­thing to do with writ­ing The Uran­tia Book, William Sadler did. One of the most well-known psy­chi­a­trists of his era, Sadler got his start work­ing for Dr. John H. Kel­logg at the famous Bat­tle Creek San­i­tar­i­um, which treat­ed celebri­ties like the Rock­e­fellers, Mont­gomery Ward and even Thomas Edi­son. Kel­logg was a noto­ri­ous eugeni­cist and found­ed the Race Bet­ter­ment Foun­da­tion, whose goals were “to call atten­tion to the dan­gers which threat­en the race.”

    Influ­enced by Kellogg’s ideas, Sadler pub­lished three eugeni­cist books: Long Heads and Round Heads; or, What’s the Mat­ter With Ger­many (1918), Racial Deca­dence: An Exam­i­na­tion of the Caus­es of Racial Degen­er­a­tion in the Unit­ed States (1922) and The Truth About Hered­i­ty (1927). The Uran­tia Book echoes the ideas pre­sent­ed in these books, and in some cas­es, it repro­duces the text word for word.
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    William Sadler, via Wiki­Com­mons

    In Racial Deca­dence, Sadler express­es, among oth­er notions, that the “unfit” should be ster­il­ized, that “moral­i­ty is hered­i­ty” and that “some races are more moral than oth­ers.” And in The Truth About Hered­i­ty, Sadler writes that mar­riage between races “is to be deplored when one of the races would be infe­ri­or as com­pared with the oth­er, which hap­pens to be the bio­log­ic fact as con­cerns the White and Negro races in this coun­try.”

    His wife, Lena Sadler, who was John Kellogg’s niece, had equal­ly damn­ing words. In a paper called “Is the Abnor­mal to Become Nor­mal” deliv­ered to the Illi­nois Fed­er­a­tion of Women’s Clubs in 1932 and pub­lished in a col­lec­tion called A Decade of Progress in Eugen­ics, she calls for a manda­to­ry ster­il­iza­tion law and says that if we do not prac­tice good eugen­ics, “ulti­mate­ly this mon­ster will grow to such hideous pro­por­tions that it will strike us down.”

    If we prac­tice eugen­ics cor­rect­ly, she con­tin­ues, we’ll elim­i­nate “at least 90 per­cent of crime, insan­i­ty, fee­ble­mind­ed­ness, moron­ism, and abnor­mal sex­u­al­i­ty, not to men­tion many oth­er forms of defec­tive­ness and degen­er­a­cy. Thus, with­in a cen­tu­ry, our asy­lums, pris­ons, and state hos­pi­tals would be large­ly emp­tied of their present vic­tims of human woe and mis­ery.”

    Lena Sadler’s speech was writ­ten near­ly 100 years ago. Maybe things have changed for such mod­ern-day fol­low­ers of The Uran­tia Book as Mo Siegel?

    Unfor­tu­nate­ly not.

    “Ill­ness and dis­ease result from evil and cause suf­fer­ing,” Siegel writes in “The Twen­ty Most-Asked Ques­tions” on The Uran­tia Book Fel­low­ship web­site. “Unfor­tu­nate­ly, sev­er­al fac­tors hin­der progress toward the devel­op­ment of a dis­ease-free world. The laws of genet­ics are immutable, and form the phys­i­cal cor­ner­stone of evo­lu­tion. At the present time mankind los­es about as much progress as it makes by ignor­ing eugen­ics.”

    Lit­tle infor­ma­tion on the panel’s cur­rent activ­i­ties could be found, and repeat­ed attempts to reach Mo Siegel and the Uran­tia Foun­da­tion were met with resound­ing silence.

    The Fel­low­ship is putting its mon­ey where its mouth is, too. In a 2010 email sent to “read­ers with advanced infor­ma­tion and for­ward look­ing per­spec­tives that are not suit­ed for being post­ed on the web­site,” a fol­low­er named Mar­tin Green­hut writes that the trustees have con­vened a pan­el on eugen­ics. He names all of the pan­el mem­bers, the most strik­ing of which is Ker­mit Ander­son, who at that time was the genet­ic screen­ing pro­gram direc­tor at Kaiser Per­ma­nente in Cal­i­for­nia and the author of much genet­ics research.

    Lit­tle infor­ma­tion on the panel’s cur­rent activ­i­ties could be found, and repeat­ed attempts to reach both Mo Siegel and the Uran­tia Foun­da­tion were met with resound­ing silence.
    Celes­tial Sea­son­ings Today

    So where does this leave Celes­tial Sea­son­ings? The com­pa­ny also declined to com­ment for this piece, which means we don’t know if The Uran­tia Book still guides their busi­ness deci­sions. Most like­ly not: Siegel retired in 2002, and John Hay, the oth­er Uran­tia Book believ­er and co-founder, left even ear­li­er, in 1985, pushed out by Siegel’s desire to become a big com­pa­ny “like Coca-Cola,” Car­o­line Mac­Dougall recalled. (Hay went on to be the CEO of Rudi’s Organ­ic Bak­ery, White­Dove Herbals, and more than a few tech­nol­o­gy com­pa­nies.)

    Siegel got his wish: Since 2000, the com­pa­ny has been part of Hain Celes­tial Group, a mas­sive multi­bil­lion-dol­lar cor­po­ra­tion that also includes Arrow­head Mills, MaraNatha, Spec­trum Nation­als and Jason. Celes­tial pret­ty much invent­ed an entire cat­e­go­ry that we now take for grant­ed: nat­ur­al health foods. And they do it well. How­Good, which rates pack­aged food prod­ucts, told me that Celestial’s prod­ucts receive a “great” rat­ing, which means that in terms of social and envi­ron­men­tal impact, accord­ing to How­Good, they’re 85 per­cent bet­ter than all of the food pro­duced in the Unit­ed States.

    Like any big com­pa­ny, though, over the years they’ve faced a few class-action law­suits. The largest one is still ongo­ing: It accus­es Celes­tial of false­ly label­ing prod­ucts includ­ing Sleep­y­time Tea as “all nat­ur­al” even though they alleged­ly con­tain pes­ti­cides. Propachlor, which is said to be in Sleep­y­time Kids Good­night Grape Tea, is “a Bad Actor Chem­i­cal (mean­ing it is tox­ic, car­cino­genic, or a known repro­duc­tive or devel­op­men­tal tox­i­cant), a car­cino­gen and a devel­op­men­tal or repro­duc­tive tox­in.” Hain has coun­tered that it had teas test­ed by the Nation­al Food Lab, but there’s been some con­tro­ver­sy about whether or not it is impar­tial, as the Nation­al Food Lab lists Celes­tial as one of its clients on its web­site, say­ing, “some­where along the line, we have had a hand in their suc­cess.”

    That may be. And the same could be said for The Uran­tia Book and its racist celes­tial and not-so-celes­tial cre­ators.

    *This arti­cle has been updat­ed to reflect that Ker­mit Ander­son is not deceased.

    Posted by Tiffany Sunderson | May 17, 2016, 1:41 pm
  4. UFOs: ‘Open-mind­ed’ North­west is fer­tile ground for cos­mic buzz

    http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/northwest/ufos-open-minded-northwest-is-fertile-ground-for-cosmic-buzz/

    Posted by Pixxare | May 20, 2016, 9:36 pm
  5. Inter­est­ing sup­port for Don­ald Trump–

    http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics/guess-whos-a-big-trump-fan-ramtha-as-channeled-by-democratic-donor-jz-knight/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=article_left_1.1

    Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump is chan­nel­ing a new source of sup­port: win­ning over the 35,000-year-old war­rior spir­it named Ramtha.

    For years, JZ Knight, the Yelm, Thurston Coun­ty, mys­tic who claims to chan­nel Ramtha, has been a big Demo­c­ra­t­ic donor, send­ing piles of mon­ey earned from her for-prof­it Ramtha’s School of Enlight­en­ment.

    That caused embar­rass­ment to the par­ty when videos sur­faced in 2012 of Knight/Ramtha mak­ing offen­sive com­ments about Mex­i­cans, gays, Jews and Roman Catholics. After that flap, the state Demo­c­ra­t­ic Par­ty rid itself of $70,000 in Knight dona­tions.

    But like Rust Belt man­u­fac­tur­ing work­ers and oth­er tra­di­tion­al Demo­c­ra­t­ic con­stituen­cies, Ramtha appar­ent­ly shift­ed alle­giances when it came to last year’s pres­i­den­tial elec­tion.

    On Mon­day, Knight post­ed video excerpts of a Dec. 8 “prophet­ic vision” in which she declared in her Ramtha voice: “The great­est mis­judg­ment of char­ac­ter came when you thought a woman should win this race.”

    In the Bre­it­bart-wor­thy spiel, Ramtha/Knight, smok­ing a tobac­co pipe, goes on to attack the Clin­ton Foun­da­tion and says the FBI was behind the leak­ing of Demo­c­ra­t­ic Par­ty doc­u­ments to Wik­iLeaks. “It was nev­er Rus­sia,” she says.

    Ramtha cheers the new pres­i­dent: “That man is trump­ing deceit. He doesn’t smoke, he doesn’t do drugs, he does busi­ness!”

    As a kick­er, Ramtha pre­dicts Trump will receive the pro­tec­tion of UFOs while fly­ing in his jet: “And the first time he looks out the win­dow … when he sees two sil­ver disks as escort, he is going to know it all — and this is a man who is not afraid — he is going to know it all.”

    Mike Wright, a Knight spokesman, said in an emailed state­ment that Knight con­tin­ues to sup­port Demo­c­ra­t­ic can­di­dates and caus­es in local and state elec­tions.

    “She did not vote for can­di­date Trump but she sees what Ramtha describes as ‘pur­pose­ful good’ in his elec­tion,” the state­ment said. “Ramtha’s prophe­cies teach­ing from Decem­ber 2016 pro­vides a dynam­ic per­spec­tive of these dynam­ic times.” . . .

    Posted by Dave Emory | April 25, 2017, 10:49 pm

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