Religion of the Warrior

Language changes, we know this.  Yet, when discerning meaning from another time, one often suspends personal judgment and defers to linguists, anthropologists or other ‘scholars’ of a particular field;  they’re the experts right?  Never have been for me.  Even the most studied in their field disagree with their peers.  Information considered finite can always change with exploration and discovery.  If it goes unchallenged, then people just accept what they are told vs. the way things really are or were.   This Disinformation, is the Whisper.

Islam has been described as the Religion of the Warrior and that’s not too far off base.  One can believe in a thing so vehemently that when faced with an opposing view it’s akin to doing battle with it.  I have several copies of the Qur’an because (like all holy books) you can’t  really cast judgment based on a single interpretation.  In the first chapters the context for the Believer, Non-Believer and Dis-Believer are set; across all versions.  Ideally, when you read further on, this would be kept in mind but it’s often forgotten and it’s easy to forget.   This is apparent to me by the disagreement over terms.  Qatal, is but one example of this.  Transliteration can be problematic if from the start you miss the syntax of the text to be interpreted.   Linguists and Grammarians argue continuously over the context and tense of expression.  To slay? To Kill?  To Slaughter? Is it a narration?  For rumination?    Bottom line: TO STOP.

I came across The Qur’an’s Verses of Violence  by happenstance upon a cursory search for a particular verse in order to cite a chapter for this blog.  It got me re-thinking the angle.  When you mute all the noise of what others have to say about the Qur’an and just read the damn thing, you may draw very different conclusions.  Perhaps unlike my own.    The thing that stuck out to me reading the first two chapters was it was much like the Exodus of the Judaeo-Christian grammar.  Exodus 22:18 is what?  A piece of advice?  Narrative?  The debate whether the original Semitic language intended Witch, Sorcery, or Poisoner continues but regardless of the carrier, the message is clear.  “Beware of those that whisper in your ear”.  Not much different than the message in the Qur’an about the Dis-Believer.  As I mentioned, the context is sorted out in the first couple of chapters.  How the Believer deals, depends on his underlying motivation.

These terms mean very different things and the contextual basis matters, if one is interested in getting the message.  The difference between a Dis-Believer and Non-Believer is made clear.  The Dis-Believer was once a Believer and for whatever reason, no longer believes but more importantly, makes efforts to sway the Believers.  Call them Infadels, Witches, Sorcerers, or Whisperers if you must but the message is clear.

Just about every religion in the world has a piece of advice on how to deal with these people.  Whether taken literally or metaphorically is up to the individual.  This is the case for every adherent that has taken matters to flesh.  The idea is to put a stop to the whispering.  To stop the sway and influence and take the Believer further away from his kingdom of God.  The Believer takes up the sword, literally.  Whether by act of flesh or thought.

Anton LaVey  (taking cues from other tomes), added his own rendition of it in his Satanic Statements when he speaks on people that bother you, or try to suck the life out of you psychically.  Those that would otherwise have sway:

#3) If a guest in your lair annoys you, treat him cruelly and without mercy.

#4) When walking in open territory, bother no one. If someone bothers you, ask him to stop. If he does not stop, destroy him.

When people speak about Islam being a Religion of Peace, that’s the underlying goal to those that seek spiritual contentment.  To be at peace within oneself and with the world.  Building the Kingdom of God, within.  Those that see it as a Religion of Violence, it’s a method by which to do battle with the Dis-Believer.   The Non-Believer is fair game.  All it takes is the right amount of Sway.

7 years ago I had written an article for a publication about the Oil Crisis in conjunction to a desired World Peace.  World Peace? I thought,  What the hell is that and why would anyone want it?  How does one attain it?  My focus was conflict, a double-edged sword in the battle of modernization and world economy.  How could there ever be peace, when the fight is both inside and out?  When the point of origin is a culture of corruption?

The editor was involved in inter-faithing, peace talks and cooperative efforts with others of differing beliefs, provided they shared the same Ethos.  There I am, on the opposite end of the spectrum.  I was often called confrontational, too challenging, too passionate, argumentative, rude, and a bunch of other adjectives to describe what I was actually doing.  Questioning the underlying motives (Pathos).   Two years prior, she was preparing a speech for a music festival centered on finding common ground through musical expression.  I had been needling her for weeks with the same questions, “What does peace look like?”, “What does peace feel like?”, “What does peace sound like?”  “How would you recognize peace if you saw it?”    She wrote her speech  and spoke on the subject to the best of her abilities in contrast to what others were seeking in peace.

To me, it was just an activity that people seek out when they see the world the way it really is and believe they can be an active force in changing it to the way they want it to be.  In the case of those that do battle, I don’t know that it’s always religious brainwashing.   That’s too convenient a scapegoat.   Underneath the Religious Aesthetic is discontent.  Plenty of people from all walks of life, are not content with the way things are.  The conflict starts within and resonates outward.

I’ve interacted with Muslims over the years and there are differences between the culturally born and those that convert.   People that aren’t born with a shared culture or heritage are going to miss a lot of context when reading the Qur’an.  There will be an Ethos that simply isn’t shared.  How could it be?  Even the most diligent researcher can only observe from the opposite side of the glass.  Equally, the culturally born can only make efforts to understand the reasons for converting and the allure to an outsider.   While many are embraced as brethren of the same cloth, others reject but learn to use them as pawns in the bigger game.

A good example of this is U.S. prison culture which churns out Islamic converts by the hundreds.  An associate of mine did a 7 year stint and converted on the inside.  His Ethos changed because there were certain protections, privileges and a social order he’d be made part of.  He wasn’t doing so hot on his own.  His circumstances improved upon conversion and even more so when he became an Imam.  The group benefits by strength in numbers.  Once he was out, he was holding strong to his new found beliefs but still hung on to those he had before he went in.  The two were often in conflict and he struggled with it.  That struggle projects outward, “As above, So below.  From within, So without” and it puts you at odds with those close to you.  Battle with the whisperer isn’t just on the  outside but inside as well reminding him of who he once was.

valwarriorfem1Conflict changes you but there’s still static core parts that are immovable.  Forged long ago, the Wisdom of Steel, contrived by the riddle.   To say that Islam itself is a religion of violence isn’t accurate in my world view.  It’s just another vehicle for the violent.  Peaceful Muslims were already at peace.  Just as the Radicals were already radicals.  Islam then becomes the vehicle by which it’s expressed for better or worse.

Just as Satanists are born, not made.

It accounts for the suicide bomber, those killed after an act of terrorism and the detained will find their pointy reckoning by other means but never in peace.

Its undoing, can only be in death.

SIN JONES

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Appeal to authority?

I was under the impression that people sought out the arcane as a way to empowerment oneself and attain needs and desires.  The latest trend of  Occultists leaning on law to shelter them from adversity, is hysterical.  Left-hand Path you say?  I think not.  Be careful when seeking out peer-review because you may not get what you’re after.  Which is really just acceptance right?  This is precisely Right-hand Path attainment, not that which is associated with the Devil.

There appears to be an influx of legal cases in the last few months by Witches and Satanists alike.  It’s all this comment is harassing me, that comment is harassing meSlander! Libel! Scammer!  The Facebook environment just makes all of this more visible.   Blaming social tech as scapegoat isn’t quite cutting it for me.  That would be like blaming your cell phone for drunk dialing.

It’s been argued that legal posturing is a viable tool in psychological warfare.  I could almost agree but only as far as a threat to use against your adversary.  If a person sees a comment, criticism or critique as a perceived threat, then chances are they fear legal ramifications too.   It can be a viable tactic, however the elephant in the room is screaming to be noticed.  If you  need the the Law, in order to manipulate circumstances to your favor, you have weak kung-fu.   “Do as thou Will”  is so oft repeated that I doubt the meaning is understood.  Call me cynical but my observations have me draw this conclusion.  Totally clueless, and don’t get me started on the habitual snitching.  Snitches get stitches and end up in ditches, they aren’t heroes or a glory-hole to fuck.  That shit is full of AIDS and you can catch it.

frogIt doesn’t take much effort on your part to call the cops or hire an attorney.  The most amusing part is that at the end of a lot of these cases, the intended goal isn’t even reached!  No smack down on the opponent, no gag order, no power change; in fact nothing changes at all.  Many cases are dismissed as frivolous and misinterpreting Law or get over-turned in appeal.  It then just becomes a public show of weakness or a way to gain sympathy from the public.    For what?  Who knows, ego-stroking and masturbatory pleasure be my guess.

An appeal to authority, is Right-hand path.  I’m not sorry if it hurts your feelings and if it makes me a cantankerous cunt for pointing it out, I’m ok with that; why aren’t you?     Oh, oh …I know!  The way things are vs. the way you believe them to be is uncomfortable.    Your precious shit has been disturbed by a mean person.   Call the cops, have me arrested.  “Love is the Law!”

SIN JONES

Tune in to Poison Apple Radio on 11/20/15, 8PM EST

Robert Fraize will be joining me to discuss his own legal case.

Poison Apple Radio: Interview with James Hale

James Hale 2Tune in this week with your host SIN JONES for a round table discussion with James D. Hale founder of the former Church of IV Majesties responsible for a media whirlwind in Oklahoma City, when his group scheduled a mock-exorcism at the Civic Center in 2010.  The group dismantled shortly thereafter but still enjoys trolling the locals.  Now-a-days James is busy forming a local Biker group that is open to Satanists among its ranks.  We will be discussing the event from his point of view, addressing criminal accusations, his recent interview for the documentary film The Real Enemy and what the media attention amounted to for personal gain.  James is a writer, local rabble rouser and the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.  His 14 year old daughter received some local media attention when she called out a local school for discrimmination against Satanists. 

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The shit Buddha says… CHOICES

Buddha:  “We are what we think.

All that we are arises with our thoughts.

With our thoughts we make the world.

Speak or act with an impure mind and trouble will follow you (as the wheel follows the ox that draws the cart).

We are what we think.

All that we are arises with our thoughts.

With our thoughts we make the world.

Speak or act with a pure mind and happiness with follow you (as your shadow, unshakable).”

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” Look how he abused me and beat me, how he threw me down and robbed me!”

Buddha:  “Live with such thoughts and you will live in hate.  Abandon such thoughts, live in love.  In this world Hate never yet dispelled hate.  This is the law, Ancient and inexhaustible”.

Buddha also says that anger leads to insanity.

Why are some people capable of letting anger go, while others choose to dwell?  Anger is a natural and healthy emotion, not one to stifle or subdue.  The appropriate action may be to find this motherfucker and delivery a pointy reckoning so severe that he may never do you harm again.    Not being able to seek your own justice leads one to dwell, for anger to fester and seek a suitable target.  This is the type of behavior that leads to insanity.  While society deems this sort of thing impure, Satan finds it necessary; an appropriate madness.

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Hello? Is this thing on?

Comprehension of the written-language is of special interest to cognitive neuroscientists because it deals directly with the same cognitive processes that deal in perception and action.  Research conducted  with patients with lesions in their left frontal, temporal and parietal regions of the brain revealed that reading and spelling share common cognitive processes. An example such studies can be found HERE.  For quick reference, see also:  Reading (Process). I can also recommend Michael S. Gazzaniga’s  The Cognitive Neurosciences III, 2004.

If you’ve ever communicated with a person that incessantly misinterprets what you’v written, you’ll come to realize that it’s not just your communication skills.  It’s the cognition of the reader.  Not to say that we don’t stumble in our efforts to effectively mediate understanding using the written language, we certainly, do but we must also take into account the reader’s perception which compels action. In the case Social Networking Technologies, it may account for particular responses that seem so off base you wonder if you’re speaking Japanese.

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When G.I. Gurdjieff prepared his book for publishing to the printer in 1949, he gave this advice:

Read each of my written expositions thrice:

Firstly: at least as you have already become mechanized to read all your contemporary books and newspapers.

Secondly: as if you were reading aloud to another person.

And only thirdly: try and fathom the gist of my writings.Only then will you be able to count upon forming your own impartial judgment, proper to yourself alone, on my writings. And only then can my hope be actualized that according to your understanding you will obtain the specific benefit for yourself which I anticipate, and which I wish for you with all my being.

He elaborates on his reasoning for this process in Beelzebub’s Tales to his Grandson.  A few years of studying Fourth Way certainly gave my brain some helpful exercises, it certainly didn’t turn me into a Fourth Way Student.

From The Book of SIN

“To know me, is to know my expressions.”

If you’re a subscriber to my blogs and wonder why you might find a Written, Visual and Audio form of the same blog, this is my way of saying that Gurdjieff and I are in agreement on that “Friendly Advice” he offers readers.  It’s not enough to learn the process of reading, it’s extremely helpful to learn different ways to read to understand.  That’s what we all want right?  To understand what it is we’re reading? To be understood?  To take in the knowledge and ‘know’ we understand.  It’s not enough to decipher words, we should take into account the cognitive biases such as but not limited to: Confirmation Bias, Neglecting Probabilities, Observational Selection Biases, Projection Bias, Band-wagon Effect and many more.  There are far too many to list here but for ease of reference, here’s a LINK.    The activity of blogging and participating in forums is a mental exercise.  In a recent discussion with Reap Paden, host of the Modern Satanism podcast, in discussing skepticism I had honed in on being skeptical of even my own thoughts.  In a joking manner Reap asked:  “Do you ever agree with anyone?” to which I replied:  “What’s the fun in that?”   Even though my comment was in jest, the way I delivered my answer, may imply many things to the listener.  To clarify, it is fun, don’t get me wrong but I really am skeptical of my own thoughts and especially when I find myself in agreement; thus I choose an argumentative point to determine if it’s out of cognitive biases or to determine if my thinking is truly rational.

Computers are pretty awesome tools but still no match for the human brain.  Learning RX provides this summation which I find suits my purposes:

Key categories of cognitive skills
To define cognitive skills, it’s important to know that they include a wide variety of abilities. These abilities are necessary for analyzing sounds and images, recalling information, making associations between different pieces of information, and maintaining focus on a given task. Here are the core areas of cognitive skills, all of which can be targeted and strengthened by LearningRx Brain Training programs:

  • Processing Speed: This is the speed at which your brain processes information. Faster processing speed means more efficient thinking and learning.
  • Auditory Processing: This is the ability to analyze, blend and segment sounds. It’s also known as phonemic awareness. Surprisingly, auditory processing is crucial not just for speaking, but also for reading and spelling. This is because when you read, you need to be able to identify the individual and blended sounds that make each word unique and recognizable.
  • Visual Processing: This is the ability to perceive, analyze and think in visual images. Visual processing is imperative for reading, remembering, walking, driving, playing sports and literally thousands of other tasks you do every day.
  • Long-Term Memory: This is the “library” of facts and knowledge you have accumulated in the past.
  • Short-Term Memory: Also called working memory, this skill handles the dynamic job of keeping at the forefront of your mind the information you need to complete immediate and short-term tasks.
  • Logic and Reasoning: This is the ability to reason, form concepts, and solve problems using unfamiliar information or new procedures. It enables you to create correlations, solve problems, plan ahead and draw conclusions.
  • Attention Skills: There are three types of attention skills. Sustained Attention is the ability to stay focused and on-task for a period of time.Selective Attention is the ability to quickly sort through incoming information and stay focused on one thing in spite of distractions. Divided Attention is the ability to multi-task.

To keep up with your own brain, there’s two different approaches to reading in traditional methods:

  • Top-down: In top-down models, the decisions made at higher levels of processing are used to guide choices at lower levels.
  • Bottom-up: In bottom-up models of reading, processing starts with the raw input and passes through increasingly refined analyses until the meaning of the text is grasped.

Research hosted by PMC demonstrates that neither method on its own can fully explain the reading process, thus both are used to fully grasp the meaning of a text.  Give it proper context and it explains why so many people reading the same text come away with different meanings than the author intended.  Visual/Audio editions of the same text don’t exactly resolve the issue.   If you combine all (3) methods, you just might be understood rather than constantly asking yourself:

Hello?  Is this thing on?

SIN JONES

Essence of the Left-hand Path

The Seven Acaras in Classical Hindu: Veda, Vaiṣṇava, Śaiva, Dakṣiṇa, Vāma, Siddhāṇta, and Kaula. All of which fall into two broad categories — Dakṣiṇa and Vāma. It is generally held that those who participate in the rituals of Five Ms belong to the category of Vāmācāra.  The Aghori are more widely known as it pertains to their particular culture.  Those less known, walk among you.

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” when a man stands like a rock in the midst of female chaos she can lock on to him and let it all go.”

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The relationship between Dynamic &  Static

Down the Rabbit Hole:

The Nine

Vedic Mathmatics

Logarithm

“In mathematics, the logarithm of a number is the exponent to which another fixed value, the base, must be raised to produce that number.”

This has been discussed in great length on various topics at The 600 Club.  Over and over again these inquiries surface.  Why?  If it’s understood by those that pin an ‘S’ to their chest, why the constant banter to understand it?

I’m adding a particular post from that thread here for a little expansive address:

“In Tantric rituals, the female is seated to the Left (how), in preparation of the union (what), a dissolve of duality in experience.

It’s not necessarily an end, the roles of Shatki & Shiva are cyclic and continual. Otherwise, practitioners would starve themselves to death of all physical nourishment.

During the ritual there is the Spiritual aspect which is performed before the physical acts. The physical was considered a taboo, thus it’s considered Antinomian to the purely spiritual science and in flux with Dharma, taught by the earlier gurus.

The terms were apprehended to conceptualize types of mind set:

RHP = Liberation from the Material sole concern with the Spiritual

LHP = Liberation through dissolve of the line dividing the Material/Spiritual

The tantric rituals involved the 5 M’s [Makara] (Madya, Mamsa, Matsya, Mudra, Maethuna)

The English translations can conflate what’s going on there. There’s not 100% agreement on the translations either. Case in point during 5th – 12th centuries, there was no mention of Dakchinacara in the earliest writings. The later rituals developed into Madhyama Vamacara where they include both Makara; and Uttama Vamacara.

For example Madya = Wine

In the earliest of teachings it was taught that a physical ‘attachment’ (Dhukka) could be overcome by indulging in it, until you finally leave it. The end goal there was to be released from a physical matter. The RHP approach is to fast, and experience the ‘spiritual’ manifestation of Madya whereas the LHP approach is to pour a glass of wine in ritual, drink as a symbolic representation of the physical matter then move on to the next step. This was all part of the actual rituals performed in Tantra before the physical act of Union (Drinking, Eating, Ritual Practice).

Mamsa = Meat (Flesh)

The RHP approach is breathing exercises and controlling speech.
The LHP is to actually eat flesh and use speech.

Matsya = Fish

Same as Meat but deals in controlling mental impulses through meditations.

Mudra = Those that help, includes a lot of mind/body exercises

RHP = accepting the teaching and instruction of Ascended Masters
LHP = acting as the role as Master

Maethuna = Union (crude/sex)

RHP = Spiritual purpose (Union of Conscious & Supreme Consciousness)
LHP = For pleasure and achieving ecstatic states

The Aghori rise as Antinomian to the cultural idea sets because of the traditional practices of Tantra in flux with Dakshinacara, which is considered more modern. Those that renounce the traditional practices of Tantra.

I can see where [Redacted] is seeing it RHP, his conclusion makes sense because the Aghori are on the Left Path with a seemingly RHP goal. I say seemingly because a person wouldn’t last long if they completely released themselves from eating, drinking and union with other human beings.

Tantra is considered a spiritual science because it’s a progressive approach towards internal transformation to achieve higher levels of human experience.

Dakshinacarins are considered RHP because they renounce all physical Tantric practices in favor of the mental discipline. Bhatki, which translates to basically Devotion. They interpret the 5 M’s to be solely the spiritual/mental and do not partake in the physical practices during their rituals.

There was such a schism that much of the rhetoric turned Vamacharias into Devils.”

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Follow the White Rabbit:

Among these concepts, I have included Acara and Karma.

The Acara can be regarded as norms within the social groups specific to the Hindi people.  Karma, as a concept would be regarded as building upon a strong foundation.  This term is misunderstood and often reduced to taking specific actions to beget specific results.   Whether it is Right-hand Path or Left-hand Path depends on the essence under the form.  It is often perplexing to Satanists, thus it produces critical dialogues such as THIS.  Once Karma is placed in the context of modern Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism, it can become a bit more conflated by its progression through culture.  Karma unto itself is as succinctly put in layman’s terms:  “What I am here to do. “

 In order to understand this, I have included some conceptual modeling by including Vedic Mathematics and Logarithms.  If say, you are working from a shaky foundation, its integrity will flounder and the whole thing comes crashing down.  You can’t very well build upon something weak and prone to dynamic changes.  Shatki and Shiva are symbolic models of the importance of static and dynamic modes of existence.    While Vamacara is Left-hand Path Attainment, and taking the Left Course approach, the map is not the territory.  The form is not the essence.  The map however is PRIME.

Finding the Train Man:

While Shiva is regarded by some Hindus as something worthy of worship, those that actually get it (not corrupted by misinformed gurus), understand it as something you strive to attain.  My rock is Shiva, the static.  My electric is Shatki,  the dynamic.  It is the power to lock it in without a need to attach to the ever-changing state of creation through destruction.   If say, I have something I need to push myself though and step out of my creature comforts (Vamacara), the rock is what stands to reason and recognize it.  My electric is the series of actions I take to further strengthen my foundation.  Together, they nullify the duality that fractures the psyche.  Hermeticism is often pointed to within a LHP methodology but a few linguistic quips aren’t exactly going to clarify it to those indoctrinated with preconceived notions.  Satanism is merely one manifestation of the LHP.  The Dakshinacara is another.  There are many, to include adversarial Christians.  Those that seek to build the strength of the Kingdom within and become worthy of the Sacred Heart.    The essence is not the form.  While people get hung up on identifiers (Satanist, Hindu, Christian, et. al.), I do not.  I can recognize those among the masses pounding their chests with an essence so much like my own.    The rest sit in funny costumes with silly banners to their credit.  They sure as shit, ain’t fooling me.

What I am becoming with each day is built upon bedrock.  Everything else can be burned off and built stronger to withstand the trials we each endure.

Some fair better than others.

Sin Jones