Monthly Archives: September 2014

Reinhold 'Gaffa' Quisenberry Holt

September 22, 2014

Pleomorphism vs Bacteria

With the discovery of bacteria by Van Leeuwenhoek in the 1600’s the scientific community now had something which they can identify with, and justify their points if view. This is further aided by the use of the microscope.
 
Absolutely these advances have been positive for all aspects of medicine.With this discovery one could argue that the polarization of the allopathic culture vs the natural alternative perspective is amplified. Why? Because, generally the allopathic regime seeks to find a solution by looking at the outer effect, as opposed looking inwards, to view the cause.
 

More consequences could be the fact that from a natural pleomorphic perspective alternative practitioners can use this as a springboard to be able to treat from a wholistic perspective, and as this is refined, and the internal environment changes, so, then, does the bacteria change.

So from a natural health perspective I think it is viewed from a totally different perspective, then allopathic. And, with it’s discovery, it can be used to enhance our understanding of pleomorphism.

Reinhold 'Gaffa' Quisenberry Holt

September 15, 2014

Motivation & Duality

Our motivations quite literally determine the structure of matter around us.
 
It shapes our desires, dualities, and then subsequently our emotions, which then resonate with our environment and physical body.
 
The phrase, look at your motivations, I think is far more reaching then each of us realise.
 
If we properly understood our motivations we would be able to unlock the memories connected by association to our bodies and regenerate ourselves…
 
How does this relate to… The law of right action and doing the right thing for the wrong reason? Question the motivation of all things and make sure we are doing things for the right reason, and not justifying our actions to serve some base activity.
 
Or motivations are, us.

Reinhold 'Gaffa' Quisenberry Holt

September 15, 2014

Wikileaks

One of the things that I believe is important in the viewing of the outward ‘effects’ of what different organizations do, is what are the trailing motivations behind their activities.

We could suggest this in anything really. But what are the motivations behind Wikileaks? Is it a case of doing the right thing for the wrong reason?(1) Perhaps.

Bottom line, if we are going to adopt a position of a breaking a lower law, we better be very sure we are doing it for selfless reasons.(2) Not based on some narcissistic ego driven position.

The collective voice appears to be we need far more information of governments and their activity and these types of leaks are no doubt going to be a regular occurrence in the future. Perhaps seeing the problem from a perspective of already having the solution?

Where, we as part of the collective consciousness have played a part in the causation of this very problem. Then it follows to direct our activity to overcoming our resistances first, and then, choosing a path which is for the benefit of all.

Which is to say – Informed Consent of these types of activities. 

If we are a victim, which appears to be where Wikileaks are coming from, then, we create more of the problem we are fighting against.

If you notice the rhetoric used by these types of hackers, they are always fighting against and outside oppressor. As they move up the scale of emotions they in turn will become the oppressor themselves.

Seek to change our consciousness and then follow this with an outer action which, rather than being a narcissistic episode, is based on sound principles of benefit to all.

This is not to suggest that social activism is to be avoided.. not at all, but do so with an eye into the causation and we will eventually change the outer, as an expression of the inner.

  1. See esp John Whitman Ray; Logic in Sequence Series & Visualization and Consciousness Classes.
  2. Abstracted from Lord Francis Bacon

Reinhold 'Gaffa' Quisenberry Holt

September 14, 2014

Alice Bailey, the Etheric Web… AND Beyond

I recently read a book in the Alice Bailey series, ‘Initiation, Human & Solar’, which I thought would be worth sharing some thoughts about. I know from the advanced Visualization & Consciousness Sequence(1) Dr Ray referenced much of the material from Alice Bailey, in particular the very large volume, ‘Treatise on Cosmic Fire’.

I wanted to find a way to tackle the Treatise volume, so that it could be at least semi-intellectually comprehensible. After reading the various introductions in the Bailey books, as I purchased all 18 volumes a few years ago, decided to start with this book,  ‘Initiation, Human & Solar’ & also the ‘Unfinished Autobiography’.

It seems logical after reading the introductions that this would provide a good background into the material before getting into the larger volume. The Initiation book talks about the various initiations that one passes through as they grow and how this relates to the path we are on and what is expected as one pass’s through each initiation. People, as it is explained are more hooked into the ceremony behind this, rather than the path in which we walk…which makes sense.

Dr Ray talks about the 1st initiation briefly in the later V&C Sequence. It is more or less explained that this is something that could be expected as one progress’s on the path. Looking at where Body Electronics is taking a person, such as refining our various physical, emotional and mental bodies, this in turn, leads us into the initiation process. So, worthy of investigation for those interested.

Dr Ray also explains much about the etheric web in the Logic in Sequence, as well as the V&C work with regards to its interaction with the physical, emotional & mental bodies. Bailey’s work provides one of the few references to gain a theoretical understanding of these concepts.

Bailey’s work points the way for further unraveling of the mental restrictions and how they interact with the various bodies, emotional, physical, mental etc. If this is our goal, then a necessary intellectual understanding is required so that a base can be built, which leads to more appropriate experiential understanding..which eventually takes us to a position where the intellectualism is let go…

Faith leads us to virtue and by applying ourselves intellectually we come to knowledge.. Knowledge is perhaps more of recognition of something we already understand and perhaps this is the ultimate point of Bailey’s work, that as we read we get spring boarded into concepts to guide us forward on the path.

As noted throughout the book, ultimately this material serves as a sign post for more appropriate experiential understanding on the mental/causal level. The style of writing is a mix of abstraction and defined concepts. The work, taken any other way could be very confusing, and it is suggested that this attitude of viewing things from mental perspective, as much as possible is adopted, whilst reading.

It would be worth reading the Secret Doctrine by Blavatsky, before or directly after the ‘Treatise on Cosmic Fire’, as Bailey suggests that the Treatise adds the psychological key for this series by Blavatsky. So there is definitely a much broader picture out there, then just Bailey’s work.

It is a worthy edition to the library for anyone interested in learning more about the background of some of the concepts discussed in modern day psychological-esoteric work. Also provides a great springboard forward beyond this, also.

Anyway, enjoy the read if you happen to pick it up.

I’d certainly be interested to hear other points of view on these various authors and books if you’ve read any other them please share..

Until then..Jeremy

  1. Visualization & Consciousness Sequence, (John Whitman Ray)

Reinhold 'Gaffa' Quisenberry Holt

September 14, 2014

Equally Balanced Research

This topic revolves around the concept of research, and the acquisition of knowledge, through awareness. This is my research methodology. 

One of the biggest flaws seems to be that when we are approaching a research topic we immediately assume a position, which is based on prior choices, or assumed positions. Think about something you have desired to know recently. For example more information on a topic, or research on a herb, or research into the dynamics of a philosophical concept…

What have you assumed before you started to do your research? What ‘choices of beingness’ (1) have we made, which are determined by prior choices of beingness. This is critical to ascertain right at the very start, because the choices, or, positions we adopt, form our expectations on what we ‘expect’ to find in our search. 

From out expectations, we then approach our research with pre-determined attachments and choices, which shape our desires, which then determines what we want to find in our research. Naturally we tend to exclude anything which is not in line with our pre-determined expectations and choices, that way perpetuating our comfort zones.

Things are far my partial, when coming from a position where we are governed by restrictions and any overarching system of governance. For example, researching the impact of an oil and gas project’s impact on native fauna. Because we have assumed that there is an impact, we tend to search out and find what impacts have been found in the area of consideration. Our position and initial conclusions, before we even start our research, have already determined our conclusions, and research…

Think about what is behind the research proposal, if the researcher is working for a charity or social activism group, what ideologies are controlling and regulating our research. Now, reverse the position, what if we are researching from within the oil and gas company, how would this effect our research?

The initial conclusions from our awareness, based on pre-determine choices of beingness, no matter how subtle, have already controlled the flow of information on what should be excluded and what should be earmarked as being important.

Consider the word pattern ‘I want to find what impact the oil and gas project is having’  or ‘ I want to find research that concludes our oil and gas project is safe’ or a more subtle version ‘what outcomes will the oil and gas project have on the region’.

Awareness, then, in these situations is limited by the controlling dualities, underlying the outward activity, and dominating the landscape of our research. Awareness should not be based on pre-determined conclusions(3), but based on simultaneous two way thinking(2) where the intelligence is not limited by a series of dualities.

When we research, we must put ourselves into a position of freeing any expectation of illusion of conclusion(3), which might pre-determine our choices and expectations. Then and only then, are we capable of having true awareness in that area of consideration. This then re-shapes our research questions, and desires. Another way of thinking about it, it re-shapes our perspective when we are researching.

Think about it, we, now search for the answer to a question. Firstly, we resolve any dualities(1) based on choices of beingness in the area. Now, we search out an answer, however, when we search the dynamic has totally changed, we now search for something that we are equally looking for, but also, not, looking for, thus there is no resistance, and our argument for or against is equally balanced.

Krishnamurti puts it like this;

‘You can have such insight only when the mind is not conditioned, not attached to any particular belief… Now having an insight… you then draw a conclusion from that. But when you draw a conclusion, you terminate that insight. You put an end to it by drawing a conclusion from it…I act from the conclusion and not from that insight. So my action from a conclusion is mechanical…when I act on a conclusions, my action must be continuously mechanical, though at the beginning I may have had an insight. (3)

Krishnamurti goes on to explain a solution;

‘Now, if one doesn’t draw a conclusion at all, and there is only insight, then action is non-mechanical. There that action is always creative, always new,  always living. So a mind that has insight and acts from that without drawing a conclusion is in the movement of continuous, constant insight’. (3)

Through insight, we are in a position of being free to view the simultaneous nature of duality, and thus, any research or knowledge we seek is not governed by restrictive choices of beingness, and, polarisation of conclusions based on flawed choices of beingness. Rather, we are free in our minds to view all aspect of a given situation.

  1. Concepts defined in the Logic in Sequence Series, John Whitman Ray.
  2. THINK, Walter Russell – explaining the concepts of two way thinking.
  3. Krishnamurti, J. FACING A WORLD IN CRISIS. p 17-18.

Reinhold 'Gaffa' Quisenberry Holt

September 6, 2014

Be Free… Or Justify Why You Shouldn’t Be – Scotland Independence

Lloyd asserts that: “Freedom!” But for what purpose?”(1) – Freedom is not an end, it is a means in which ones expresses themselves. We can choose to simply ‘be’ free, or justify, why we are not. 
 
Anything else, not matter how subtle, or in this case neither subtle or, rather, so obvious is begs no comment, is not freedom, and therefore suppresses people into sub-servant control.
 
This is just pro-Empire/England rhetoric… It’s not that Lloyd is wrong, it’s that his comments are just ‘facially stupid’.
 

Oppression happens first when the will of the people is subverted from the freedom to choose.

Lloyd makes the case that Scotland are Oil starved asserting that they are a poor nation with little opportunity to progress, but for the control of England. Actually the opposite is true, when one frees themselves of the burdens holding them back they grow into a position of collective responsibility where by their choices they can then grow and exceed any pre-conceived ideas that maybe burdening them.

 
May Scotland take this opportunity to free themselves from the shackles of control and oppression, which not matter how subtle which hold a person of nation back into slavery of the mind.
 

Obviously Scotland have the ability to be free from England, as they once were.

(1) Lloyd, John. (19 August 2014). Reuters. <http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/2014/08/19/braveheart-theyre-not-whats-scotlands-problem-with-a-united-kingdom/?utm_source=Facebook>
(2) Logic in Sequences Series; Visualization and Consciousness Classes. John Whitman Ray