It's been a while since I've posted a TSM. I've recorded a few but trashed them due to the wind.
In today's brief TSM, I talk to my friend Marcus from Sweden, as we make our way down little Burra Burra number 2. There's plenty of wind in this TSM and believe me, we were feeling it ! My favourite comment from Marcus was : "Many beautiful islands in the sky, coloured by the sun.". Marcus is a man of few words but when he does talk, he always has something profound worth hearing !
Thanks Marcus for braving the cold, keeping great company and enduring my endless travelogue !
And a big thanks to Sandor, who first pushed open the door of opportunity and who also has a sense of the spirit of Burra Burra !
In TSM 182 or 183 I'll take up the profound thought/question that Marcus raises about connection ! Thanks for pushing me out of my comfort zone Marcus !
Holy crap, so much for my time off the internet ! I suppose I just gave into an urge !
In today's monologue I talk a little about the popular habit of knocking down icons - iconic thinkers of the past and why this is such a stupid thing to do ! (Note I accidentally called Nikola Tesla Nikoli - because I suppose I prefer the Russian variant). Later I explore the idea of mythology from a modern and an ancient perspective and look at why ancient mythologies maybe more meaningful than most modern mythologies. During this discussion I take a brief swipe at the modern fetish with tattoos, which is bound to upset a few people.
Relevant links here :
In today's monologue I describe an experience I had last week when an ET of the Tearhom race briefly materialized in front of me. I've now had a number of these brief materializations and every time they happen they completely catch me off guard ! I seem to be being reminded to pay more attention and to take note of what I am experiencing throughout my waking experience. It feels like these experiences are leading up to something big but I just don't know what that might be ! I've already had a number of on board encounters with the Tearhom in the last 2 years, so I have no idea where this is heading. I suppose I could actually ask the Tearhom what's happening but quite frankly, I'm enjoying being surprised and the unpredictability of the experiences. It's certainly making life interesting ! Fortunately my son has seen the Tearhom during one such encounter but nearly every other time it's happened, he's been on his phone and distracted ! It is my wish that at some point it happens right in front of him and he'll be forced to pay attention !
Warning - this is a windy one and that's my fault because once again I left the wind protector in the house !
Bight Lick, ;-)
Hey folks, I decided to take the phone on my walk yesterday and I made the following rambleathon on thought and thinking.
In today's walkathon I explore the joy of thought and thinking and what it means to have a thought and to think and how we might find joy in thought and thinking by learning to use our minds differently.
There is a little wind because I forgot once again to take my wind protector. But alas, you get what you get !
Brighty ! ;-)
Hey folks, this is my last TSM/post for quite a while.
In today's walkalogue it is my pleasure to introduce my good friend Sandor and his beloved Jacqui, who came to visit me a week ago. Sandor (originally from Hungary) but now in England, came and spent 3 days with me in my former home - the Grampians mountains (Gariwerd) in the west of Victoria. Sandor and I had the pleasure of sharing an ET contact night and then spending a day in Yowie country where my friends Teathar, her partner Carchuma and Teartma live. The day that Sandor left I realized that our experiences together had taught me something significant about the nature of differences between individual perception. So in the later part of this monologue I talk a little about the differences that exist in how we perceive energy physically and emotionally and what we can do about it.
I dedicate today's walky talky to Sandor and Jacqui and Ocean.
PS. Stay tuned for Sandor's website, where you can see and buy his incredible realistic art work (see images here : https://etandi.wordpress.com/2019/02/18/cya-sandor-readers-from-far-away/) .
I dedicate today's monologue to my good friend Sandor, for all your ongoing kindness, friendship and financial support ! Thanks buddy !
In today's monologue I introduce you to Dude's explanation of how ETs travel through space using Reticulum Manifolds. I'm at home for this monologue, sitting at my desk (making I guess, a sitalogue !).
Learning about Reticulum Manifolds came about through a discussion with Dude in which I asked him if there is really such a thing as Wormholes and how ETs travel vast differences so quickly.
This came after previous discussions with Anamika in which she explained reality as A Space Reticulum https://etandi.wordpress.com/2018/03/07/a-space-reticulum-the-tealhia-on-reality/ and previous discussions with Dude in which he explained reality as Conjoined Space https://etandi.wordpress.com/2017/06/21/an-introduction-to-conjoined-space-an-ets-radical-perspective-on-reality/.
This monologue was made after a long day, so I'm a little dopey now and then. But I think you'll find what Dude has to share with us very stimulating and very confronting !
If you want to learn more about humanity as a space faring civilization read here : https://etandi.wordpress.com/2018/04/10/humanity-as-a-space-faring-civilization/.)
Or if you're interested in hearing more about ETs in general, you may want to go here : https://etandi.wordpress.com/et-related-tsms/.
PS. Corrections - Neverness was before the Requiem for Homo Sapiens Trilogy (but laid the foundation for it) and Physicists (space doctors ?) and not Physicians !
Relevant reading here -
David Zindell :
Manifold Related Space Travel :
Today's walkalogue is all about how to open your perception and experience of reality. I find people who talk about expanding consciousness and expanding your reality to be a bit of a wank because they never explain what that actually means or how to do it. So in this walkalogue I talk a little about what this might mean and break down some steps to help you to learn how to do it for yourself. Consider this a primer on the subject, rather than a more detailed expose on the subject.
I start by giving you an exercise to help you see how narrow your perception and experience of reality is and motivate you to see how you could open yourself more consciously. I then look at how full sensory immersion, your gross conditioning & subtle sensory conditioning and memory can effect your perception and experience of reality and how we might use these to our advantage to go beyond what we know and open our perception and experience of reality.
Other relevant TSMs include : https://thesomethingmonologues.podbean.com/?s=senses, https://thesomethingmonologues.podbean.com/e/tsm165-the-relationship-between-perspective-perception/, https://thesomethingmonologues.podbean.com/e/tsm159-using-sound-to-anchor-ourselves-into-the-day-and-the-present-moment/, https://thesomethingmonologues.podbean.com/e/tsm135-what-is-the-self-the-5-aggregates-and-process-fields/, https://thesomethingmonologues.podbean.com/e/tsm-141-filters-through-which-humans-perceive-contact-with-the-other/, https://thesomethingmonologues.podbean.com/e/tsm134-deepening-the-well-of-experience/ and https://thesomethingmonologues.podbean.com/e/tsm108-expanding-consciousness-my-arse-deepening-the-well-of-experience/.
The study referred to about musical preferences can be found here : http://www.deezer-blog.com/suffer-musical-paralysis/. I am also sure that there have been many other studies like it.
I didn't use my new wind protector for this recording but I think it was relatively wind free.
PS. This will be my last TSM until after I return from my month break.
PPS. I dedicate my Scotch Finger Emission to Nick "Poopin on the Stupa" Marros !
This first walkalogue of 2019 is all about neuroplasticity (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neuroplasticity) - the ability of the brain to change itself. In this walkalogue from last month, I talk a little about how I really became interested in neuroplasticity through running a community based Acquired Brain Injury rehabilitation group in 2002 and how I coincidentally had a 3 way conversation on the subject with the recently deceased Steven J Gould. I offer a brief definition of neuroplasticity and talk about what I see as the limitations of recent brain training tools. I propose that a framework like Howard Gardner's Multiple Intelligence's might be more useful for designing exercises that strengthen neuroplasticity before discussing a little of the research around what makes healthy ageing of the brain and suggesting some of the things that might be happening to the brain during unhealthy ageing. Finally I offer a couple of spontaneous exercises which draw upon imagination, memory and sensation, to help strengthen the neuroplasticity of your brain.
Related links here : https://etandi.wordpress.com/2019/01/04/steven-jay-gould/ & here : https://etandi.wordpress.com/2018/02/13/tsm156-enriching-your-life-with-guided-learning/.
Think of this as an introductory primer the subject of using neuroplasticity to enhance well being.
TSM173 is all about birds. I begin this walkalogue by talking about my own experiences with birds and then reflect on what birds teach us about life and living. Without anthropomorphizing, I think we can safely say that birds reflect many of our own fundamental desires and behaviors. The difference between us and birds, is that birds live fully in the present moment and have an authenticity about them that radiates through the intensity of how they live their lives. If you want to find a great spiritual teacher, forget about humans and get to know a bird.
In TSM172 I talk a little about an experience I had last year with doubt and despondency, before I woke myself up by whacking myself on the head while building an animal house ! The doubt and despondency relates to a small number of short phrases/sentences that had been playing in my head and effecting me when I was especially vulnerable. This particular self disclosure leads onto the broader subject of conversational loops and how conversational loops that take place in the outer and inner world effect the well being of our society and our individual well being. Think of this as a primer in how language and thought effect the nature of our reality. Once you have the ability to recognize conversational loops and you see how they effect human systems, you'll start noticing them everywhere and realize that the modern world is built on popular conversational loops driven by personalities and groups who do it consciously and unconsciously !
I dedicate this TSM to Sandor and Jacqui, for coming all the way down under to visit a walking man and for your ongoing support of ET and I and The Something Monologues !
This TSM is one of those that was in my scrap heap and destined for deletion. Unfortunately I was unable to take out the wind and the sound of my noisy shoes. Most of the wind is at the beginning and the end and there isn't too much in the remainder.
In today's walkalogue I consider the reality that nature has cycles on many different scales. In fact we've structured our societies around nature's most basic cycle - the cycle of day and night and we've created artificial cycles within this. We all have regular cycles of consciousness, awareness and energy, throughout day and night. Ultimately we have very little (if any at all) awareness of our change in awareness through periodic and aperiodic cycles that occur in each day of our life.
Ancient indigenous people all around the planet followed diurnal and nocturnal cycles that connected the heavens to the Earth. And their mythologies reflected this.
Unlike ancient indigenous people, modern man is disconnected from nature's cycles. How than can we bring ourselves into sync with nature's cycles and restore the ancient harmony that our ancient ancestors enjoyed. I offer a few exercises that may help in this direction.
Our own bodies also have their own cycles and we ignore them at our own peril. But whether we're conscious of them or not, without their existence we're dead. Today I offer a few exercises to help remind you of your own innate cycles.
Some other related TSMs here :
Thanks to your recent feedback, I decided to save a few TSMs that would otherwise have gone to the scrap heap because they had too much wind in them ! (Thank god no one has chucked me on the scrap heap yet for the same reason !). Today's TSM from June this year is the first of them and I can tell you that after much pedantic editing on my part (because the wind did piss me off !), this TSM is completely free of wind !
I dedicate this post to Darci and Frédéric. Darci asked me a question on the subject of figuring out what's real a little while back and for whom I failed to give an adequate answer ! Thanks Darci for all your curiosity and support and for being willing to look honestly at all your conditioning ! Frédéric has continued to push his own experiences of reality to the edge of what he knows and has the courage to keep asking "Is this real ?". Thank you Frédéric for being open to all the boomerangs and sausages that I throw at you !
In TSM170 I explore the nature of reality by looking at our ideas of objective and subjective reality. I speculate on the possibility that the shared agreements that we have about objective reality, may actually change over time.
We all have a subjective reality. We accept that. But we don't know how another person's subjective reality is different to our own or necessarily accept the particulars of another person's subjective reality. The experience of objective and subjective realities can occur simultaneously and if we're not careful, other people's subjective reality can become part of our own subjective reality.
So how is it that we can figure out whether a particular experience is real in regard to it's objective reality, so that we can safely accommodate it into our own subjective reality ? In order to answer this question we have to ask what effects our experience of reality and use doubt and discernment to tease out what's real ? And what if after everything, we're still not sure about what's real and what's not real ? How then do we deal with the discovery that some things may be real and other things may not be real and other things are entirely unknowable and uncertain ? And what then can we discover about ourselves when we face the unknown ?
Note : Early on I referred to my son getting driving experience for his provisional licence. I meant to say probationary licence. When it's cold, ye old brain does not always work so well !
You can find a related discussion here : https://etandi.wordpress.com/2017/05/29/tsm131-memory-uncertainty-doubt-in-the-et-contact-experience/.
This is the final catch up TSM. I had to scrap a few more due to the wind. And alas, this one is windy as well ! But it's an authentic outdoor experience !
In today's monologue I take you on a trek through the nearby Scorpion Hill Ranges.
I'm still catching up on some TSMs that have been waiting to be edited. This one and the next one are the last in the queue and then it's onto something more recent.
I dedicate this TSM to Mr. Anonymous, Frédéric and Darci for having the courage to go on, despite life turning out different to what you might have imagined it would be. And to Sandor, Nick, Frédéric and Darci for your ongoing kindness, friendship and support.
Life is not easy. This monologue is in part aimed at all of you who work hard to make life work but find that life has other plans for you. Trust in life. For everything leads to now.
In today's monologue I explore what it means to make mistakes, starting with 8 mistakes that I've made. Some of these mistakes were small and seemingly insignificant and some of them were much larger and were far more significant in their impact. After giving you some candid examples from my own life, I talk about what we mean by mistakes and the impact that our mistakes can have on our own lives and the lives of others. I explore the value of our mistakes and the role that our mistakes play in our own development and in the development of our lives. And then speculate on how our mistakes can open up a completely different panorama of possibilities, suggesting that our mistakes can even act as a kind of spiritual manure, helping us to grow in ways that we had never anticipated. I offer you an exercise in self reflection for exploring your own mistakes. Then pushing past the idea of our mistakes being necessary for our growth, I explore the value of fully experiencing our mistakes.
Enjoy ! ;-)
PS. People of Earth, Honour Your Mistakes !
PPS. This one is wind free but not tired cold exhausted man free !
This monologue was squeezed in while waiting for my son in the car.
In today's monologue I introduce the idea of symbols of self discovery and begin by discussing a transformative dream I had about picking up an object like an Aboriginal sacred stone (Tjurunga). Sometimes dreams like this are purely symbolic but sometimes they also appear to be bringing information and/or energy from somewhere or someone else.
The symbols that occur in dreams like this can occur in waking and sleeping life. They can come with or without warning and have the potential to act as catalysts opening us up to the journey of self discovery.
Relevant links :
In part 2 I'll talk about how self reflection and self discovery are a critical part of our growth, the types of universal and idiosyncratic symbols that can facilitate self discovery and how these symbols permeate our psyche and human expressions such as personal and collective art.
It's been quite a while since I have posted a TSM because I've just been too busy to find time to edit them. But I have made quite a few and had to scrap a good number of them due to the wind. Winter is a real problem for making TSMs because we have wind almost every day. This whole making and scrapping TSMs is really pissing me off but I have no way to minimize the effects of the wind with my iPod. I was going to scrap this TSM because of the wind but decided that given it's length and the subject matter, fuck it, it's staying. So there is a little wind here, the sound of a zipper flapping and there and the last 5 minutes is full of wind.
So, in this TSM I explore some psychoses I have known in people that I have previously worked with and other people that I have known and talk a little about what I think psychoses might mean. All names have been changed and even though I make some judgments of the people I discuss, I had respect for all but 2 of them - who I felt were a danger to society. I am afraid that I do not have compassion for everyone and some of the sickest people that I have met or worked with, were also some of the most selfish and dangerous. If you are a person with some form of psychoses, I encourage you to explore how it came to be what it is and what it might mean. Psychosis fulfills a function in the human psyche and in human life. It isn't a random event, even if the brain is damaged or under the influence of substances.
My favourite person in this reminiscence was the very sweet but unwell Worm Girl.
May you enjoy the weirdness and the uniqueness that is human psychoses.
Have you ever thought about how your perspective effects your perception ? Perspective is THE critical ingredient in changing perception ! In this episode I explore how simple changes in perspective change our perception and how you can create your own conscious shifts in perception.
KcilraG ThgirB. ;-)
Have you ever wondered about the link between so called Chemtrails and CO2 Driven Climate Change ? In today's monologue I offer you the ultimate explanation for why there are more so called Chemtrails and why CO2 may have risen.
This TSM was made at the end of a long hard day while out walking on the first night of winter ! So if I sound a little worn out, it's because I was !
In today's night time walkalogue, I explore memory, its connection to the story of me (your story) and sleep. I speculate on a constellation approach to understanding how memory works, memory and time and the function of memory. I explore how we construct our personal narratives and how memory relates to the overall story of the self. Finally I look at how we approach sleep, what our expectations of sleep are and what we can do to engage memory and imagination prior to sleep, in order to strengthen memory and live the ignored and un-noticed parts of our day as completely as possible.
Sleepy Bright. ;-)
PS. Update. I noticed in my tiredness I referred to the Penrose map instead of the Penfield map.
In tonight’s at home monologue I continue describing the inside of Dude’s craft, discussing such issues as craft levels, types of rooms, atmospheric variables, windows, onboard map projections, viewing loved ones, other projections, surfaces, visitor well being, opening and closing doors and communicating with the craft. I trust that by the end of this audio, you will understand that Dude's craft is more than just a smart machine or an advanced form of AI and see that it is a living caring being !
Forgive me for sounding a little tired. I had a long day outside in the sun rebuilding a shed !
Today's walky talky is the beginning of a small series of monologues in which I will try to describe the inside of a number of ET craft. In tonight's monologue I describe the inside of Dude's craft, which you will recall is a living sentient craft and was created or grown for Dude to assist him in his diplomatic work.
I was working outside in the hot sun today and after lunch I had some free time, so I decided I would make a monologue about some of my childhood memories of Hong Kong.
This is the first part of an ongoing series on my memories of Hong Kong between 1980-1993. This first one is a bit of a rambleathon and my head had been cooked by the hot sun, so I may have made a few small errors in factual details. But none the less, after listening to this, I think you'll have a good sense of what it was like to live in Hong Kong as an expat kid in 1980-1982.
Be warned, this recording contains references to testicles, toads, BMX, stealing Hell Money, a crazy eyed Chinese lady by the name of Yisi Olin, a phlegm spitting Chinese guard, a gambling black man, Atari, Atari Asteroids, Paddle Tennis, Atlas Moths, Chinese Cobras, shooting kids with plastic bullets, a Chinese boy called Bong, dismembered ships, Chicken Hawks and my dominance on the BMX circuit.
You can find Rise Park Villas on Google Earth. In 1980-1982, most of the surrounding area was hills, vegetation and old Chinese villages.
I'll see if I can dig up some old photos in the next few weeks !
In today's bloated (O man I feel full !) walkalogue, I explore the idea of the inner self / the inner life / the inner world or the internal self / internal life / internal world. I speculate on the nature of this strange separation between inner and outer, how inner and outer influence one another and some possible distinctions between the inner world of the body and the inner world of the mind. I ask how the conscious and unconscious aspects of our mind might exist and interact with one another and what the changing nature of the inner self means for our identity and our overall sense of self in life and death.
Enjoy ! ;-)
Into today's walkalogue I talk about how we can use sound to anchor ourselves into the day, right from the beginning when we wake up and how we can use sound to fully engage with the present moment as we go through our day. This could have been a 1 minute monologue but as usual there are my observations of the world around me - including the sunrise, storm clouds, Boo ants, a snake skin and snake holes and the birdies. It is my intention that the many different sounds in this walkalogue provide you with a full immersion in the world of sound and an opportunity to start cultivating awareness !
Happy trails !
Today I use the myth of the Sword of Damocles to explore the nature of power and the true power that we all carry inside of us. It's been a long while since I read about this myth, so I might have skewed a few details. But you'll understand what I'm suggesting.
I dedicate today's walky talky to Julia ! Thanks Julia for your seemingly endless support ! It seems like you've been there right from the beginning ! Love to you my friend ! <3
Brightus Garlicus the Younger, Philosopher. ;-)
Be warned - there is a lunatic at large in this monologue !
Today's slightly psychotic talky, is an experiential exploration of the speed of thought and how to generate an awareness of stillness and its symptom - silence. This monologue was made at night outside, just before bed. Unfortunately my lunacy had to be contained because it was a perfectly still quiet night and I didn't want to upset any animals or my son. So what you will hear is a muffled version, which was not nearly as fun to record as a full throated cookie monster yodel may have been ! But despite this, I think you'll get my point.
For those of you who seek a calmer mind, this monologue may provide a little help.
Long live Cookie Monster !
I made TSM156 last month and was going to trash it because of excessive wind and clicks. You can thank my friend Frédéric for encouraging me to post it anyway ! Thanks Frédéric ! There is a fair bit of wind in a few places and some clicks but you can still hear me talking. So I leave it to you to decide if it's worth listening to.
This monologue begins with a few extra sounds from the days prior to making it. In this walky talky I give you an update on the Dude book and an update on my health before I explore the idea of enriching your life by guiding your own learning. I talk a little about my own learning and introduce you to a model of learning that I created, that is based on thinking about learning through head, heart, hands and body. I also speculate that there maybe other ways to approach this and talk a little about Howard Gardner's (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howard_Gardner) work on Multiple Intelligences (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theory_of_multiple_intelligences.
Enjoy or not !
You can read more about Howard and his work here :
PS. I've been avoiding making TSMs because it's been too windy. Somehow I need to figure out a way to record with my iPod during my walks without the wind stuffing things up ! It's bloody frustrating !
Well I lied. I couldn't help making one more TSM before I head off for a month. Today I'm housebound, resting up after toe surgery.
In this windless monologue ;-) I push further into the idea of causality (without going into the various definitions and philosophical interpretations), by looking at how causes and effects create causal chains and eventually causal trees and how we can create and explore life using this principle !
For those of you interested in the idea of karma (V pay attention here !), Causal Trees offer us the opportunity to choose the best possible karma, while accepting how things are and making healthier choices.
I think of the use of Causal Trees as a much better alternative to goal setting, using The Law of Attraction or any of the other waffle over emphasised by this or that channeler, The Secret or What the Bleep and their ilk.
I've tried to keep this discussion simple and I've used examples from my own life to illustrate how a Causal Tree can unfold within the possible future. I haven't however discussed the impact of Causal Trees on the development of Conjoined Spaces. I'll save that for another monologue.
Your thoughts are as usual, always welcome !
Enjoy ! ;-)
Today's second monologue is a bit different because it's intensely personal.
Tomorrow is my sister's birthday and to honour her memory I offer this reading of a few of her letters, so that you might know a little of who she was.
Be warned, the wind has ravaged me yet again on today's walk and I tell you what, it's really pissing me off ! I couldn't tell how the wind was with this recording until I returned home. I was tempted to scrap it but given how long it took, I decided to keep it. I'm afraid you'll just have to cope with the wind when it flares up, if you wish to listen to today's monologue.
In today's rambleathon I talk a little about the two ET worlds I've been taken to visit, the problem of what to do when there is too many living beings of one type type or another and the meaning of peace in our lives. I don't offer any solutions to the issues of species numbers and peace but urge you to consider how we actually are with these things and how each one of us may come to a place of finding solutions to these things.