Going back many years now I was very interested in experimenting with psychoactive plant derived substances that reputedly enhanced ones ability to experience higher dimensions or altered states of consciousness. One plant I was particularly interested in due to it’s historical use by Egyptian priests and depictions in Egyptian art was the Sacred Blue Lotus or the Blue Lilly of the Nile as I knew it back then. I was particularly drawn to this plant because I read that it could be used to help induce lucid dreaming experiences or if not taking one to that level of lucidity during dream states then to enhance dreams giving them an extremely vivid quality. I had experimented with a few different mind altering substances considered to be psychedelic in nature and found them to be interesting but did not feel that they particularly gave me anything spiritual. When I say spiritual I’m referring to higher feelings or mystical experiences that don’t involve huge changes in perception but I still feel in my heart that certain psychoactive chemical do have a place in the world through their use as a medicinal treatment and their potential to grant personal insight into ones own nature.
The Blue Lotus however proved to be different. Firstly I’d like to explain the two different ways in which I experimented with this plant. The first time I managed to purchase the plant material I was told the product was material from the Blue Lotus plant soaked in extract from the flower. I smoked this through a water pipe before I went to bed. It was on this occasion that I experienced one of the more profound vivid/lucid dreams I’ve had. This happened only a couple week after I had purchased a book on Astral Travel with an esoteric dream symbol guide in it for dream interpretation. The second time I experimented with the Blue Lotus I drank a glass of wine that had lotus petals soaking in it for a few days. On this occasion I had no significant dreams that night and in fact the drink was quite disagreeable with my digestive system. It made me feel very physically relaxed but mentally excited which essentially kept me from going to sleep immediately after ingesting it. My dreams that night were very mundane in content with no obvious symbolism present but rather just the normal everyday things in life. It was almost like I was living my daily life through my dream by going to work as usual with my daily routine. … Continue Reading
If you can appreciate Ambient, New Age, Post-rock, Chill-out or Instrumental Folk then Folktronica is worthy of exploration and is a genre you are likely to appreciate if not thoroughly enjoy
I decided to do a music review of this album as it was my introduction into the relatively unknown music genre of Folktronica – an offshoot of electronica – which mixes traditional folk or world instruments with electronic sounds to create a chilled and interesting sound. I bought it the year of its release, 2003, and still find myself coming back to it on occasion almost 10 years later when the search for something new or unique is fruitless, and this can be said for only a very few album’s I purchased back then.
Today I realised that I have been blessed. Not in the traditional sense of a blessing in an instant or an event but rather in all the correlating experiences of my life and the gift of knowledge I have received out of true generosity and love from an organisation known throughout history in secret esoteric circles all around the world. This organisation has been referred to by contemporary mystics such a Madame HP Blavatsky and Samuel Aun Weor as the Brotherhood of the Great White Lodge. It lives on today continuing to spread it’s great teaching to humanity and endeavouring to help all those who seek to join this brotherhood in it’s quest to help humanity in the highest way possible and walk the path to enlightenment. I was one of the lucky ones who was fortunate enough to have their fate intersect with the embodiment of the organisation on earth at the time.
This is the gift I have received and it is the most precious thing any spiritual seeker can discover as it illuminates the methods used in exploring the hidden esoteric side of life by providing specific instruction for gaining mystical experiences and esoteric knowledge which point the way to the true path that many masters have walked throughout history. Today the spiritual teacher Mark Pritchard known by the name of his inner being Belsebuub carries the flag of this ancient mystical teaching representing the brotherhood on the physical plane of Earth. His teachings are clear and accessible to all as they are given freely without any expectation of receiving anything in return. One of the most important aspects of this teaching is the emphasis on experience as opposed to blind belief in what he is sharing as truth. Pritchard places great emphasis on the importance of gaining personal mystical experience which can then used to build an understanding of the spiritual side to life and he encourages objectivity asking students not believe anything one is told or has read until you have used the spiritual exercises provided, many of which have been taught by masters before him for centuries to prove things for yourself. He wishes for no followers or to be worshipped and praised but rather gears all efforts to help those he teaches in their attempts to become enlightened beings.