Someone at this blog asked for my thoughts on JK’s latest post GR8 WaterG8, which I had just (an hour or so earlier) read and enjoyed. I also couldn’t help notice JK’s somewhat chiding reference to “Masonic sorcerers”—a term that first appeared, so far as I know, in the writings of James Shelby Downard, but which I imagine JK associates mainly with myself. Anyway, since the commenter also asked for my own perception of Jake’s post, I thought I’d look at it again and see what came up.
I will reproduce the entire post below, in block quotes, with my comments interwoven with JK’s. For those who want to read the post as it appears at the blog, the link is above.
In the first paragraph, Jake writes:
The transience of materiality and form unveiled. The eggshell cracks... 911. While watching "Frost/Nixon" (nice OX/OZ in there..) it become clear that the Watergate scandal follows the same pattern one finds in what I have called Mega Rituals. This term 'Mega Ritual' is a massively confusing title with much potential for misunderstanding. Minds with extreme variations of 'external conspiracy' have probably read a few things into the term not intended by this author.
After my last chat with JK (SW podcast # 22/22.5), I did some thinking about JK’s decision to emigrate from the waters of paranoid awareness, into his more happy-go-lucky jaunts down the yellow brick road of popular culture in search of the unified theory of cosmic awareness. In our first talk (SW podcast # 7), I had questioned JK’s departure from such realms as premature, arguing that an awareness of the darker, conspiratorial aspects of reality was a necessary bridge to the kind of unitive consciousness JK so eloquently advocates at his blog. My reason for arguing with JK on this was partially personal, a matter of predilection, but it also stemmed from an awareness that there were many intelligent and worthwhile folk out there, deep in the trenches of parapolitical research, who simply wouldn’t give JK’s version of reality the time of day and would consider it so much New Age drivel. This seemed a shame to me, since anyone who looks at JK’s work carefully will see it’s anything but that.
(JK is a visionary, rare enough in today’s world, but especially so in the field of alternate perceptions, a field one would naturally expect visionaries to be drawn to.)
Anyway, after our second chat, it occurred to me that perhaps the reason JK had decided not to use the lore of paranoid awareness as fodder for his galactic Weltanschauung was that he had received some negative feedback in the past, specifically for his description of 9/11 as a “mega-ritual.” In fact, it seems highly unlikely that JK wouldn’t have received some flak for daring to spin the “tragedy” as part of a “Stargate” global shift of consciousness from local to cosmic and beyond. I know from personal experience how touchy people can be about such matters. JK also mentioned (during his second chat with me) that he no longer felt in any personal danger now that he had moved away from researching actual, temporal conspiracies, into a field so “out there” that it was unlikely to threaten anyone, or to arouse hostility.
Based on this, I wondered if such personal discomfort wasn’t partly behind his decision to focus on what interested him most (no, I don’t mean Robin Tunney), and leave the nuts and bolts, in-the-trenches work to those of us more temperamentally disposed to it. If so, he is of course more than entitled to his decision; it’s only at the point which JK, perhaps without meaning to, has suggested that his position is a movement beyond that of conspiracy researchers, that I feel myself bristling slightly. Face it, JK has not left conspiracy research to enter into the realms of galactic awareness (which after all is non-local), but to fully immerse himself in pop culture, in other words, he has moved further from “reality”—such as it is—not deeper into it. JK’s argument is (as you’ll see) that there is no conspiracy because everything is the reflection of a single consciousness, and so there can be no “us and them.” This is fine, but my argument is that, nonetheless, the world continues to exist regardless of how evolved our understanding of it becomes, and that JK lives in the same world as the rest of us, however his visionary tendencies may allow him to remake it in his own image. To dismiss (for example ) satanic ritual abuse or Masonic Sorcery Theater (of which the 9/11 Mega Ritual is a perfect example) as no longer “relevant” from this unified consciousness perspective is contradictory - surely if JK can analyze Hollywood movies and Robin Tunney shows to map the movement of the divine through the material realm—as intersection points between archetypal and personal consciousness—then he could also do the same with global conspiracies—if he wanted to? The difference, of course, is that people take global conspiracies rather more seriously than they do pop culture, and they will get upset if you dare to suggest (for example) that the death of thousands of people is really just a metaphor for something else… People don’t like hearing that a global tragedy was really a mega ritual; they get angry. But tell them that Robin Tunney is a clue to galactic consciousness unfolding in the species, and they could care less. They are either already on your wavelength and will lap it up, or they will have stopped listening before you got to the end of your thesis. Safe ground indeed.
Back to JK’s post.
Certainly I have helped sow the seeds of confusion as my belief system has mutated rapidly during the writings at The Brave New World Order and The Blob.
My mind saw a giant conspiracy in the events of 911. Then my mind saw occult symbolism in the make-up of the event; Twin Towers as Jachin and Boaz, Pentagon as Pentagram, George W. Bush reading about Goats (Pan) as the event started...
The assumption was made that if conspiracy elements are associated to the event; building 7 collapsing, free fall of the Towers, no plane wreckage at Pentagon etc.., then the symbolic resonance emanating from the event stem from the same purposeful human conspiracy.
The truth is way cooler then that nasty work of business...
So here’s an example: anyone personally involved in researching the 9/11 conspiracy, etc (which does not include myself), is probably going to stop reading JK at this point. Reason: apparently what JK is saying is that he has rejected his former belief in favor of one he considers wider, deeper, and cooler. But surely there are many levels to truth, and finding a new, more complex or sophisticated level (less nuts and boltsy, and hence closer to the abstract, metaphoric core), does not invalidate the previous, lower level of truth but only provides a new context for it. JK is surely aware of this, but he chooses not to describe it thusly, for reasons of his own.
Luckily I decided to investigate pop culture references to the World Trade Center as I was extremely mystified and attracted by all the 911 resonating synchronicties to be found in media. I would at first attempt to fit the old model - giant 'all powerful' conspiracy orchestrating 911 with occult symbolism for nefarious reasons - into the synchronicities. It meant the human conspiracy elements connected to the Mega Rituals had to be part of the production of the synchronicties in the media.
Somebody or some thing involved with the making of "The Lone Gunmen", "Escape From New York", "2001: A Space Odyssey", "Stargate", "World Trade Center", "The Wiz", "Super Mario Bros." etc, was connected to a chain of influence that reached the orchestrators of 911.
This belief has to continually adapt, if it is to survive the pressure of the mysterious evidence of synchronicty, which keeps creeping closer to home and your self.
It’s here that JK’s approach veers dangerously (though also necessarily) close to solipsism, and even “schizophrenia.” I say necessarily, because the visionary or shamanic individual (which JK is) has no choice, in the end, but to acknowledge his or her role as the author of the narrative s/he is investigating. This is because, as JK describes, each of us is a holographic component within an intelligent system, and therefore we are not just part but the whole of that system. Ergo, any unfolding narrative, if traced far enough back to the source, will eventually lead us to the deepest most recondite area of our own being. As above so below: as without, so within. Does this invalidate the idea of an external conspiracy? Sure it does - it invalidates the idea of an external anything. (It also invalidates the idea of a Jake Kotze.)
The nature of the 'somebody' becomes very mercurial and mystical in order for it to continue to be responsible for 911 and its synchronicties. Indeed the 'somebody' responsible for the synchronicities has to become more and more powerful and more and more removed from the material realm. This unveils the truth if you pursue it to its most extreme and logical conclusion, it leaves you barking mad (attached to ideas) if you don't...
Barking mad. Yes. Emphasis on “barking”—a la Alex Jones, who has glimpsed the truth—that the intelligence behind the NWO, etc, etc, is indeed Godlike—omniscient, omnipotent, and omnipresent—because, yep, that’s right—it’s God! Only Jones (and so many other nuts and boltsers) still want to fight it! They can’t make the leap from the paranoid to the shamanic perspective, partly because they have been inured with a deep distrust of all mystical or magikal ideas by the “Illuminati” themselves, but mostly because they aren’t willing, or able, to relinquish their tentative hold on identity, reality, and, yes, sanity, to allow a wider perspective to flood and transform them. JK has no problem with this—he lets go with the best of them. But he may be in danger of losing the baby with the bath water. He may be too ready to make that leap—or rather, too eager. If so, he is going to encounter the pitfalls of premature enlightenment.
Most researchers who include sync patterns and media symbols in there work will eventually evolve there conspiracy theory to include very hard to define 'somebodies' like aliens or trans dimensional beings etc. If not that 'flexible' they might stick with 'practical and material' conspiracies like 'Masonic Sorcerers' working in conjunction with Hollywood and such. Some alternate back and forth, some include everything. A few brave souls admit they don't know what the hell is going on.
Note the (I trust unintentional?) little dig at myself there, a veiled suggestion that a propagator of “Masonic sorcerers” is less “flexible” even than a believer in “transdimensional beings,” never mind a galactic hashmuncher like JK. As for the “brave souls who admit they don’t know what the hell is going on”—presumably JK considers himself to be in this group, otherwise, why the endorsement? But his blog rarely suggests the deep uncertainty of the unconditionally surrendered. JK has a bevy of devoted fans and followers who do little but shower praise upon him for showing them the way. There seems to be very little by way of questioning or dialogues going on at his blog—presumably because most of the readers there think JK has (or maybe even IS) “the way.”
Any story ME/WE tell ourselves will turn out unsatisfactory. No revelation of history or set of future events will bring us peace.
I’m not sure who JK is trying to counsel with this sentence, or why. I suppose the many all-too-serious nuts-and-bolters who think that, if they can crack the riddle of the Illuminati, they will somehow become enlightened in the bargain? But there are other ways to use paranoid awareness that are far less coarse, and in fact are every bit as sophisticated as what JK is doing with his movies and logos. As anyone who follows this blog and the podcasts knows, the narratives I weave from conspiracy/occult/Ufo lore are intended to allow for a better understanding of my own psyche, and by extension, that of the species. There is nothing inflexible about taking historical events and using them to go deeper into the Imaginal realms from which these events emerged. In fact, it’s considerably trickier than doing the same using pop culture.
If I have any single criticism of JK’s work—and of most of the writers in this field—it is their lack of awareness of human psychology. This prevents their ideas from being grounded, from begin given a context that allows us to practically apply them in our day-to-day life. JK’s work would seem to encourage watching a lot of movies and reading corporate logos for hidden signs, and (more implicitly) taking lots of entheogens in order to get on the Synchromystic Stargate wavelength. Of course, JK and I are a whole generation apart, so this isn’t necessarily a criticism, so much as the acknowledgment of a difference, even a schism, in our approaches to the Mysteries. Since JK is a visionary, he is temperamentally disinclined to defer to his elders. I can dig that. I was the same way myself at his age. ; )
Only realizing who WE/ME are will heal the wound of separation from Self left by the formation of mind.
The mortality of the Father and Sun King vivified. The eggshell cracks... JFK
It does seem very likely, on the practical form level of reality, that the JFK event, like 911, was part of a orchestrated conspiracy. Either way these are not ultimate truths. Ultimate Truths relate to your real Identity and Nature, not the particulars of the shape and form of reality.
There is no harm in being interested in how JFK's assassination could be a massive government cover up and a Masonic Sun King ritual.
Nice of JK to allow us that.
Of course WE are free to ask questions, doubt official accounts and push the boundaries of how the influence structures of authority interact with world events.
This is exactly why The Blob is interested in conspiracy memes and occult narratives. It has brought me much joy to contemplate how much influence fraternal organizations have had on society, mind and consciousness.
JK’s acid test of research is whether it brings him joy or not. Hard to fault that, and I’d be a fool to try. But it puts me in a tricky position, doesn’t it. Because if I argue that I can find joy in researching satanic ritual abuse and all the rest, I am setting myself up for some very dubious looks. Yet whose capacity for joy is greater? One thing I can’t get much joy out of, however, is crappy TV shows. Life’s too short.
Some thoughts I like to play with, of the conspiracy variety..
What does it mean if Freemasons are the first humans to go to the Moon?
Why is there a Pyramid with All Seeing Eye on the back of the dollar bill and what is its significance...
How does the occult interact with Popular culture?
Why does Howard Hughes, Genghis and Kublai Khan consistently reappear in my sync web?
Why does the fringe seem to inform everything consensus is participating in?
Where is Akhenatons Mummy?
These are fascinating but not primary or ultimate questions.
JK has chosen some pretty frivolous examples of paranoid awareness here. He’s been careful not to include anything that entails real human suffering, such as the systematic ritualized abuse of thousands of young children across the globe, for example. I wonder why…? I also wonder what JK thinks are “primary or ultimate questions,” and why he thinks he has the inside goods on naming them for the rest of us?
If you don't 'know' (it can never ultimately be known) the answer to the who you are, your models for reality will always be incomplete.
Find out who you are first, then return to the 911, JFK and Watergate StarG8 Mega Rituals, if you still care at that point.
The ego and fallibility of the president clearly unveiled. The eggshell cracks... Watergate
Here’s the basic flaw in JK’s argument: how are we supposed to “find out who we are,” if not by using the evidence of the world we live in—the reflection of our total psyches, disowned shadow aspects and all—to do so? By watching movies, I suppose?
So what is a Stargate Mega Ritual?
We will make this a mind object, a concept. Hopefully the slippery nature of our WaterG8 will avoid US - The United States of Consciousness - making it too solid a concept. All concepts and metaphors are gross reductions of the infinite essence of any thing.
If all things are imagined as a Great Spiraling River or WaterG8, Mega Rituals would be huge whirlpools in its ever coiling flow. The flow itself is comprised of twirling mini nebula of thoughts, things and events. What allows there to be flow at all is the pull of consciousnesses, Being, No-Thing or the infinite. The entire river snakes down into the Great StarG8 of the Eschaton. The Eye/I/Self of God.
Inside the ever tightening helix of this WaterG8 are infinite whorls of varying complexity and size. These are things, events, thoughts and conscious consciousness like human beings. Notice how all the whirling entities in the Flow (Wolf backwards) are only temporarily stable and are always recycling themselves. Some whirlpools are tenacious and linger, some are very brief. All are made up of flow and are never comprised of the same material, constant flux recycles all forms.
Ever so often, in mysterious cycles and with increasing intensity, the flow Self organizes into unusually large spinning vortices. Mini StarG8's within the ultimate StarG8' eye/I of God, all non-locally connected as All centers in MOM's heart beat as ONE. All centers are the same center. All are indeed centers.. (keep it quite, that's the secret teaching..)
Through the calm eye/I/Self of these storms sufficiently surrendered facets of Being (such as consciously conscious human nervous systems (many of you reading these words)) can perceive the eternal essence they - the StarG8 eye/I and our own awareness - share. The black hole at the center of the StarG8 is recognized or mirrored in the void at the center of your Self.
All things that gravitate to the center of the spinning mandala are things that share resonance with the unnameable which creates the StarG8 Mega Ritual. In this fashion Masons, architecture, media and symbols, that echo the Core are found as part of the swirling matter surrounding the event (911, Watergate, JFK etc). Imagining a set of things - secret societies, governments, aliens.. (or whatever) - that circle the center cause the phenomena is error of limited perspective.
You will selective identify debris swirling around in the cloud wall, circling forever and ever until you realize all things can never be the Source Itself.
A StarG8 Mega Ritual, like all phenomena is spontaneous and arises out of the eternal NOW.
Seriously it's wild, You, the real You, is exactly what caused JFK, Watergate and 911!
You are the Consciousnesses, Being, No-Thing or Infinite that sits, beyond all flux, out of which ebbs and flows transient phenomena.
If I knew of a simpler way of saying this right NOW, I would.
Don’t worry JK, you did just fine. All the fight just went out of me. There’s nothing to argue with here. JK nailed it. For now.
America symbolizes one of the sturdiest mental structures in consensus reality.
A male dominated, ego centric and materialist government of disproportionate influence.
An inflexible hard lump (think Nixon) in the Great Spiraling WaterG8 must be eroded in order for flow to be joyous and smooth. The closer the form resonates with the formless, the longer it survives. America, like Starbucks, Monsanto, McDonald's and Oprah can survive, even thrive, if it harmonizes with the Self. Nothing that exists, ultimately, is ever out of harmony (shhh (don't tell!), that's the secret teaching..) with the totality.
Curious, isn’t it, how a galactic viewpoint can so easily lead to a disconnection from what IS?
The idea that somehow Starbucks and MacDonald’s could harmonize with “the Self” and still exist, in any form at all, suggests (to me) how deeply infiltrated JK’s psyche is by pop culture. At this point, having been wooed and wowed by JK’s poetic shamanic insights, the only thing I can say is: Jake, GET REAL! Wake up, kid. Camels don’t pass through the eyes of needles, and there’s a damn good reason why not.
If all is One, Mr. Kotze: try picking your teeth with a chainsaw. Then get back to me.
The Mega Rituals mentioned in this post; JFK, Watergate and 911, massively challenged and changed collective perception about the tenacious whorl called America. By implication and extension challenging the very foundation of consensus reality. What ever isn't in alignment with the Gr8 WaterG8 mentioned above will be swept away or swallowed by StarG8 Mega Rituals.
And let’s face it: that means everything. Oh, am I being a pessimist again? I have no doubt JK would say so—or perhaps that I lack the “flexibility” to imagine a world attuned to galactic consciousness in which fast food and chat shows still exist. If so, I’d counter that it has less to do with a lack of flexibility than with an awareness of just how much unprocessed psychic matter there is right now, in the collective unconscious of the species, and just how deeply entrenched in denial your average MacDonald’s-munching, Oprah-gazing human being really is. JK seems to think his Stargate paradigm is so transcendental, so beyond comprehension or logic or anything we can imagine, that it’s not necessary for us to even think about the mess we are in as a species, because, hey presto, it’s all an illusion anyway. Stargate (JK?) is here to save the day! Which sounds suspiciously like New Age-think to me. What JK isn’t taking into account is that the more profoundly the signal of truth ("resonating with Self" as JK calls it) becomes in the world, the stronger the resistance of untruth will grow, and consequently the more atrocities will be occurring in the world.
Put simply: things have to get a hell of a lot worse before they get better. This isn’t pessimism; it isn’t even conjecture. It’s energetic fact; no amount of galactic tap-dancing should distract us from it. Never mind what might be, Jake—let’s start from what IS.
I believe WE will all be massively surprised in the 'near future' by what structures survive as things align and which dissolve under the pressure of change.
In keeping with the spirit of this change The Blob NOW distances its mercurial form from the term Mega Ritual.
JK has a right to mutate, and even an imperative to do so. But is this just his way of playing it safe?
Its essence will remain in the blanket and flexible term StarG8.
Be Deep Well
Funny, but a deep well is the last image that comes to mind reading JK’s happy-galactic gospels. What I see is closer to a tree with enormous, fruit-bearing branches, but whose roots just don’t want to go where it’s dark and dirty.
That’s it. Let me just add that all the above is said with great affection for Mr. Kotze, a man—maddening as he is—who is almost impossible not to love.