Saturday, March 27, 2010

comrades in blogging

I found another comrade in blogging. His name is Dan, his site is only 10 days old and I recommend it highly.

We met on-line last night, I think he commented on my blog, but I'm not sure. Right now, this is sort of a blur for me. He was a follower of Mac Tonnies' blog, and he found my site thru Mac.

He is sharing his paranormal experiences in a first hand format, and the stories are downright soul-stirring. He writes clearly and without excessive flourish. His text is beautiful, insightful and haunting. There is a reoccurring figure shows up in his postings, and he calls it The Harlequin.

Here is an (edited) excerpt from a posting on March 23rd:

But what does any of this really mean? ... The very fact of the matter is that all of this high strangeness no longer has an ephemeral quality to it. ... Whereas we used to view UFOs, Aliens, and Ghosts as mere modern folklore with occasional manifestations, we are now forced (at least I am) to view these manifestations as a reality that has insinuated itself into the physical world. A reality that will not go away. The solidification of this high-strangeness only reveals how far we are along the path to dissolution. What form this dissolution may take is presently outside of my knowing.

The Harlequin is no ghost. It is no alien from another planet, nor curious earth spirit. Having observed it for nearly thirty years of my life, and communicating with it from childhood, I know full well that it is something far more profound. ... This is no mere phantasm, this is a being that can cloak itself at will and manifest itself at will. It can terrify you with a simple look and let you know in the most subtle ways that it is all around you watching like an owl in the dead of night. Because of this ambiguity I am unsure to its ultimate purpose. This appears to be the way it wants that to be, or it may be that my own fear of the phenomenon has blinded me to its purpose.

We are living in strange days. ... With what I have been hearing lately, it seems that the appearance of these things is happening more and more often. My firm belief is that this is occurring is because human belief in them has grown more over the years. The UFO and other phenomenon seem to have been a tool they used to establish themselves in the collective consciousness of humanity. The more we acknowledge their reality and their place in the world, the more they are able to establish themselves. The harlequin came to me as a child, and because I remembered it and entertained its presence, it has never left because my memories of childhood have been retained to a very strange degree. I fear it greatly because of its ambiguity and the mystique it has cultivated in my life over the years. They have come through the walls of reality, and now there is no turning back...

Well said!


Red Pill Junkie said...

"The more we acknowledge their reality and their place in the world, the more they are able to establish themselves"

Whitley Strieber seems to agree with this concept. However, maybe it was because we weren't paying attention to them, that the forces outside our realm of consciousness came pounding on the entrance to our reality.

The early crop circles that appeared in England (the later ones are mostly human-made) had this graffiti-like quality of yelling "Here we are!", in their usual mischievous manner.

Trish and Rob MacGregor said...

Great post, Mike. And like this excerpt. Off to check out the other site.

Anonymous said...

Hello Mike!,

Thanks for getting my blog out there.

Kind Regards,

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I just spent several hours reading and commenting all over the place. Thanks for passing along this find! I love his blog!

We're beginning to create a bit of a community here, it looks like, huh?

James said...

Well without a doubt this is a fascinating site. It rivals- and perhaps will surpass- in its strangeness only a few other sites I have come across, including this one. I suspect there are more out there...

His comments re Rene Guenon are interesting. Here is his summary of Guenon's perspective from his post 'Fissures in the Great Wall':

"Guenon views human existence as undergoing successive stages of degeneration from that of a pristine human condition that was in communion with the divine, to ages that move further and further into materialism, or what Guenon refers to as "Solidification". In a word, for Guenon (and most Vendantists as well) life has went from a golden age to a crumbling wolf age of violence and debauchery, where the divine center of man has become lost and replaced by selfishness and materialism. Every manifestation of modern human life for Guenon revealed its present state; its spirituality was splintered into an eclectic type of new-ageism, life became mechanized and industrialized, and man believed that he was still in contact with the divine when in fact he had been utterly tricked by certain subtle "entities" that have been attempting to enter into this reality for a very long time. Ultimately, the modern world had become the perfect catalyst for their entry, and modern humanity had become the medium through which their power would be cultivated."

Of course it is these subtle entities we are in fact dealing with, not extra-terrestrials, or 'spirits', at least in the way that term is usually understood.

The hallmarks of our time are the fragmentation of real knowledge and mechanization of the human realm. The Singularity, if and when it occurs, will be its apotheosis.

Red Pill Junkie said...

Guenon, like many other philosophers, think of the evolution of man as this 'falling' of grace from a Golden Era, to our present state of materialism and savagery. The expel of Eden.

However, I sometimes wonder if they didn't have it backwards. What if the Golden Age is yet to be accomplished.

Sure, Plato and all the Greek thinkers were praising for an age of reason; but they did have slaves in ancient Greece, didn't they? (we still have them today, but that's for another discussion). Injustice and Inequality were to be found everywhere throughout the ancient world.

I am not of course dismissing the possibility that there might have been even more ancient civilizations with a high degree of advancements. But right now not only definite proof of such civilizations have not been found, we also don't have any idea of their social structure.

Fact is, if one studies ancient history, one gets the depressing indication that the cultures that lasted longer, were the ones who never fostered any desire for social equality. The Egyptians thought their pharaoh to be a living good, and they lasted thousands of years, whereas democracies are characterized by their short life span!

So, Guenon's thoughts are very interesting, and throw some new (or maybe not new) insight into our modern interpretations of these phenomena; but maybe some of his conclusions are based on wrong traditional positions ("God made us perfect and we blew it").