Serialised book: “The Subtle Dance” – 3rd instalment

Part I: The subtle side of reality

Science

Science plays a central role in today’s society and most educated people are totally convinced it is the only reliable approach to reality. Few, however, ever seriously question what science and reality are. And nobody encourages them to do it. But let’s do just that. To start with we have to remark that our only access to reality is through the activity of our mind. Anything that doesn’t imprint a mark on our mind simply doesn’t exist for us.

Some metaphysicians go further and suggest that there is no such thing as reality by itself outside of any conscious mind. This may sound rather mad, but it is congruent with theories of fundamental physics stating that clouds of probabilities of potential events at sub-atomic level become actual events only when an “observer” comes into play to consciously consider them. Like beauty, reality might be in the eye of the beholder. But then, who or what is the beholder? Let’s leave this question aside for the time being.

Our mind processes a continuous stream of thoughts, pictures, emotions and other impressions. What we call knowledge are elements in the stream of our conscious thoughts that our mind believes to be related to reality. Science is part of knowledge. A part which is organised, structured and shared with other people. It consists in theories and models that are supposed to represent and explain natural processes.

The question of whether such representations of reality can ever be regarded as “correct” or “true” raises a fundamental challenge to human logic. And the challenge begins with the validity of human logic itself. For instance, according to our logic the universe must be either finite or infinite. But if the universe was finite, what would we find on the other side once we had reached the edge? Emptiness, vacuum? How far would such emptiness stretch? You can bang your head on a wall: the idea of a finite universe is simply inconceivable. So we have to accept the idea of an infinite universe, and that idea is also inconceivable.

Not only do we have to concede that the universe must be infinite, but in view of all the connections observed in the various aspects of life we also have to admit that it must be one big continuum with unlimited interactions rather than a collection of separate bits and pieces as we usually visualise in ordinary thinking. As if facing infinite continuity wasn’t daunting enough, the teasing issue of finite versus infinite applies to time as wall as to space. According to the big bang theory our universe is supposed to have started some fourteen billion years ago. But what was there before? Pure nothingness? Or perhaps just a tiny ball of energy getting ready to blow up and expand for ever? You are getting dizzy? Me too. Our minds boggle because we try to apply our logic to things that are clearly beyond its reach.

Rather than getting lost in such huge paradoxes, most scientists work with theories and models focused on circumscribed domains. All scientific theories and models are in fact extremely simplified representations of small separate pieces of reality which deliberately ignore many relevant factors deemed less essential. Simplification is unavoidable. Without it our reasoning intellect would be unable to come to anything. In other words, because of the limitations of the human intellect, scientific representations of reality must be systematically shrunken to fit the capabilities of the most agile brains.

The latter may look very smart by comparison with other fellow humans, but their capacities are still weak in the face of infinite continuity and its unlimited complexities. The hallmark of the human intellect is that it works on one item at the time, linearly, and step by step. Sharp intellects may go much faster through steps than less gifted ones, but still operate step by step, and on only one subject at the time.

Because of the need for extreme simplification, only a limited range of phenomena and processes lend themselves to satisfactory theories and models with a good predictive power.

To give a sense of why this is so, let us consider the example of how Newtonian mechanics – a very simple theory in the realm of science – is able to handle two processes: a metal ball dropped from the second floor of the Eiffel tower and a little ball thrown on a roulette wheel at Monte Carlo.

When you drop a metal ball from the Eiffel tower, you can predict fairly accurately the time it will take for the ball to reach the ground by using a very simple equation of Newtonian mechanics. If you repeat the experiment a number of times, the durations of fall actually measured will all be close to the theoretical one computed with the equation. Small variations will be due to secondary factors ignored in the equation, such as air resistance, itself subject to climatic conditions….etc. So here we have a scientific model with a good predictive power, but the process analysed is extremely simple.

In the case of the roulette in Monte Carlo, things are much more complicated. Firstly the way the ball is thrown can vary in force, direction and timing relative to the revolutions of the roulette wheel. The speed of the latter can vary, and the precise geometry of the casings can be slightly different for each number. There are so many parameters influencing the trajectory of the ball and its eventual landing on a specific number that nobody has been able to create a model to predict on what number the ball will stop.

If we now consider natural phenomena, many are vastly more complicated than the two previous examples, and involve very large numbers of factors, often with almost unimaginably complex interactions. For them modelling is simply impossible and theorising is highly speculative. Which means that all scientific theories and models put together cover only very limited patches of nature’s realm. Science is a patchwork with very large holes.

This doesn’t mean that scientific theories and models have no value, but it does imply that they should be regarded as rather crude tools to be used with prudence and modesty for limited purposes. We may think of science as a small electric torch: you can use it to send a circle of light on the spot where you are going to put your foot, but the whole landscape around you remains in the dark.

Now, is this how science is envisaged in our society? Not at all. On the contrary, science is put on a pedestal. It has supplanted religion as the core of society’s belief system. Its affirmations are widely taken for absolute truth. Official science has turned dogmatic. Why has it turned dogmatic? Basically because dogmatism suits those who hold the power in society. Their aim is to keep the masses under control. And the most effective way to control people is to control their minds. Which is achieved through implanting beliefs and ideas that look sufficiently impressive to discourage doubt and questioning. It’s an old technique, already used in the ancient regime where religion was the key instrument. Nowadays science is the main tool.

The prestige of science is considerable due to the technological achievements of Western civilisation in the last 150 years or so. Many people are genuinely convinced that these achievements completely validate official science. If science based technology can create portable telephones, fly aeroplanes or induce procreation, science must be correct and a direct reflection of true reality. But spectacular as they may be in our eyes the successes of mainstream science and technology only concern limited domains. And through their large scale use invariably create a slipstream of serious collateral damage.

Proponents of mainstream science and technology seek to force changes in natural processes rather than gently influence them. Because they regard nature as basically imperfect, unfriendly to man, and therefore needing corrections and improvements. Take the vital domain of agriculture for instance, and consider the sharp contrast between the technical modalities of mainstream so-called science-based intensive agriculture and the general approach of bio-dynamic agriculture.

Intensive agriculture relies on heavy machinery and artificial fertilisers and pesticides produced by the chemical industry. Its first step is to plough the soil, i.e. to cut it open and turn it over. This is nothing short of a brutal attack on the innumerable insects, worms, micro plants and living creatures of all kinds forming a rich and balanced eco system in the layers of soil immediately under the surface. The attack is justified by the theory that undesirable plants potentially competing with the future crop have to be rooted out. But such a theory is crude and superficial. It simply ignores myriads of factors and pushes simplification to an absurd extreme. After the mechanical attack comes chemical warfare against the soil and its millions of tiny dwellers[1]. The aim is to turn the soil in a simple substrate carrying crop seeds, chemical fertilisers, water and pesticides; in other words to turn the soil in a production site and turn the whole activity of growing a crop into a manufacturing process.

Bio-dynamic agriculture on the other hand tries to respect the soil and the various forms of life within. It’s a delicate business. Each type of soil, each orientation, each plot of land is different, and working with it to grow a particular crop is an art, not a standardised industrial process. It requires patience, attention, a lot of trial and error and local knowledge, and acceptance that return can never be fully controlled.

When it was first introduced over the years before and after World War II intensive agriculture looked like the very symbol of progress, apparently making the life of farmers easier and the whole sector more productive and reliable. Subsequently it took a few decades for the full extent of collateral damage to emerge. Not only does intensive agriculture poison underground water and leaves significant traces of harmful chemicals in its produce consumed by humans, but it also changes the nature of the land, making it harder and less capable of absorbing rain water fast enough, which greatly contributes to flooding and erosion, and to drying up and desertification. As the rich ecosystems of soils are destroyed, the land becomes poorer and less productive, with a weaker capacity to regenerate. It is abundantly clear that intensive agriculture creates a combination of unintended consequences so severe as to arguably outweigh its intended benefits. Nevertheless, the chemical and heavy machinery sectors claim that the balance is still in favour of intensive agriculture and the so-called life science sector claims that its genetically modified organisms may help tip the balance even more in favour of intensive methods.

What lies at the heart of the controversy between proponents of intensive agriculture and proponents of bio-dynamic methods is more than just different theories. Leaving aside the obvious issue of vested interests, the controversy stems from irreconcilable basic assumptions about nature, life, eco-systems, and subtle energy, in fact from diametrically opposed visions of the world.

And the same opposing world views surface in the debate between mainstream medicine and alternative medicine. On the one hand, the materialist vision of “reality”. What you see is all there is. A material world, a vast system of mechanical, chemical, electromagnetic and biological processes, admittedly very complex, but ultimately reducible to fixed laws and lending itself to improvements through technological interventions. On the other hand, an emerging, tentative, prudent approach of “reality” which draws on advanced science, observation of a vast body of as yet unexplained phenomena, and traditional teachings with commonalities transcending cultures. A subtle realm where humans are to find their path as much if not more through intuition as through reasoning.

There are more than enough converging bits of evidence to establish that the materialist vision is totally inconsistent and incoherent. But discrediting the materialist vision means destroying faith in “progress”, in the assumed capacity of the human intellect to eventually elucidate all mysteries of nature. It’s easy to say with hindsight that such faith was misplaced and rested on flawed logic. The fact is that it has been a big hope for several generations. Seeing that big hope fade away leaves much anxiety in society, because the new emerging alternative vision is subtle, still tentative, and therefore appearing less immediately reassuring to the many people who yearn for something crude and simple to believe in.

Materialist thinking is crude and simple all right, and it is actively promoted by the ruling elite. The latter uses all possible means to uphold its credibility, and in that effort science, or at least a narrow version of science, is a key weapon.

While honest science implies objectivity, curiosity and open mindedness, narrow science controlled by the establishment is closed, dogmatic and regimented. Whenever facts or arguments threaten to create doubt and resistance to technical initiatives by big business, their lobbyists and pawns in government, academic institutions and the media resort to what they call science to discredit or ignore challenging ideas and dissenting voices.

Think of the many subjects of simmering controversies: vaccination, genetically modified organisms, electromagnetic pollution, geo-engineering, fracking, nuclear programmes, etc., etc. “Scientific” arguments are routinely brandished by experts intervening in debates, sometimes to reassure, and sometimes to kindle fear. Anecdotal evidence and formal studies unfavourable to big interests are left largely unreported, at least through mainstream media and institutions. And when threats to their interests look too close for comfort, some people in the system are quite prepared to fabricate evidence. In doing so, they make sure that fabricated evidence looks like fitting in the general parameters of official science.

At this point we need to highlight that official science rests on a set of implicit rules and assumptions which most scientists readily accept without ever having had the time or opportunity to probe their logical bases.

To start with there is the accepted idea that a phenomenon will be deemed “real” or “true“ in scientific terms only if it can be observed on a repeated basis in controlled circumstances, such as in a laboratory where successive experiments yield consistent results. But let’s take a step back and ask a simple question: why on earth should all natural phenomena necessarily be repeatable, let alone lending themselves to laboratory experimentation? Experiments conducted in laboratories are always very simple compared to what happens outside the lab, and always require the neutralisation of many factors potentially impacting the phenomenon under study. Like theories and models, they cover only a very limited range of natural processes.

If we probe deeper, there is no fundamental reason to assume that physical laws must necessarily be the same for ever and in whatever circumstances. Yet this assumption is logically implied by the idea that all natural processes should be strictly repeatable. The assumption of repeatability of natural phenomena implicit in official science is a gross reduction of the potentialities of “reality” without any logical basis. Its practical consequences are very serious: whole swathes of observations are contemptuously dismissed as being inconsistent with “accepted science” simply because of the difficulty to repeat them in controlled environments.

A second major assumption implicit in official science is that events in nature are the result of impersonal laws without any sort of intention involved. Historically this assumption was adopted as a reaction against dogmatic religion which pretended to see God’s intention everywhere and claimed to interpret everything accordingly. But leaving religion aside, the assumption that events are all devoid of any intention has no logical foundation. In fact not only is there no reason to dismiss the possibility that some form of intention exists but as we shall see later there are many observations, in particular of events called synchronicities, which strongly support the idea of intent in the course of existence.

Another fundamental restriction in the scope of official science is the narrow range of scales taken into consideration for theorising and modelling. The ordinary representation of the material world as a vast clockwork controlled by the laws of Newtonian mechanics, electromagnetism or chemistry is centred on our human scale of observation, as opposed to the very small scale of sub-atomic physics, where current theories offer an entirely different picture, and the very large scale of astrophysics where relativity and more recent theories also offer completely different perspectives.

As already mentioned earlier, theories pertaining to the sub atomic level depict a realm of energy and information, from which a perception of material world can arise. And at the other end of the scale line, recent advances in astro-physics suggest the possibility that matter as we “know” it represents only a small fraction of the total mass in the universe. The consequence is that some unknown “black matter” must exist to account for the rest. Given these ideas of advanced physics at both ends of the scale spectrum it is clear that “ordinary” science offers an extremely restricted view of nature.

But even sub-atomic physics is restricted to the still not so small scales of elementary particles. To give a sense of what we are talking about, the size of an atom is of the order of say 10-10 meter (i.e. 10 zeros and a 1 after the decimal point). The scale of presently identified elementary particles is say 10-12 m. The question then is what happens at a scale of say 10-2500 or 10-one million m? If you could take out a little cube of 10-one million m by 10-one million m what would you find in it? Science has absolutely no idea and isn’t developing the smallest embryo of a theory about it. And yet there might be interesting stuff in that tiny cube, such as information, or some form of subtle energy.

At the other end of the scale line, what would happen if an hypothetical observer reached a point say 10 one billion of quadrillions of trillions km away from our little planet, i.e. well beyond all observable galaxies? Science just hasn’t got a clue. It is as if our maths were restricted to a tiny portion of the x axis. They wouldn’t go any near the zero and would stay a very long way short of the ∞. That wouldn’t be real maths, would it? Yet this is exactly what official science does.

Why? Because ultimately official science is only concerned with bits of potential technology relevant at our visible scale on our tiny planet, and is not really interested in shedding any light on the invisible picture which is both too big and too small for us to perceive easily.

Narrow ranges of dimensions considered in scientific models are not just about space; they are also about time, and therefore also about frequencies. For instance scientists and engineers routinely use various ranges of frequencies for electro-magnetic radiations. But they would hardly ever consider extra low frequencies such as, say, one pulsation per month. Technical guys will just laugh at this. Of course they would because for their technologies this is irrelevant and absurd. But how does the universe look at it? I would venture to say that the universe has a very different appreciation of scales and durations than us, and a one pulsation per month EM frequency might very well carry a piece of information that we would never be able to pick up.

Another assumption is quite essential: the ordinary mechanistic representation of the material world shows natural phenomena as separate processes. In other words it assumes reality can be meaningfully split into many pieces that can all be studied with pretty much unrelated theories and models. This crude simplification is linked to the limitations of the human intellect. We have no other option but segmenting reality into separate domains, but we shouldn’t loose sight of the fact that our demarcations are artificial and subject to adjustment at the slightest indication that they need to be reconsidered.

However, in practice many scientists appear quite content to restrict their thoughts to the little silo of their own discipline, and genuine efforts to lay bridges across academic boundaries are few and far between. This is not so surprising when we realise that mental rigidity and intellectual parochialism are in fact encouraged, because they suit the purposes of Authority. Remember that Authority seeks control over the minds. And what better way to control the minds than keeping everybody, including bright scientists, with their noses right down on their separate little patch, so that nobody has the breadth of vision to contest the whole belief system, and attendant organisation of society.

While it could be a free and spiritually elevating endeavour, science in its present shape is a toy in the hands of a corrupt establishment. Some of its implicit basic rules have no logical justification whatsoever. It deliberately ignores fundamental questions such as those revolving around consciousness and individuality. It is fragmented, reductionist and narrow minded.

Seeing through the deficiencies of official science and, more generally, debunking the conventional system of thought imposed on society by the ruling elite is the first step towards freeing our minds.

But freedom can be frightening, and many will ask themselves what good it is to become freer. Is it for its own sake, out of pride, or does it bring tangible benefits? The following chapters in this book will give a hint of the extraordinary perspectives that greater freedom of mind opens up for all of us individually and collectively.

 

[1] It’s no coincidence that manufacturing facilities for the production of chemical weapons to kill humans are very similar to plants for the production of fertilisers and pesticides.

Copyright © Leo Foresta 2014

 

Serialised book: “The Subtle Dance” – 2nd instalment

Part I: The subtle side of reality

What is reality?

Like millions of other baby boomers in the post war era I was bred on a simple story: material reality is all there is, and science is well on its way to explaining every aspect of it.

At the time that proposition sounded highly credible. After the hardships of the war a lot of people were benefiting from a new kind of prosperity. One that not only ensured there was enough food on the table, but also brought hitherto unseen comfort and convenience to large segments of the middle and working classes in developed countries. Washing machines, vacuum cleaners, plastic wrappings, frozen food, record players, transistor radios, television…you name it. All these home treasures that previous generations couldn’t even have imagined were made possible by technical progress derived from the application of science. Material prosperity was not only an enjoyable novelty; it was becoming the corner stone of human happiness, the ultimate objective of civilised society.

There was still, of course, the different tune of religion. But the religious establishment no longer disputed the pre-eminence of science for matters of “this world”. Religion’s modern narrative was that it dealt with something different, bearing no relation to physical reality. God and his crew were elsewhere, entering the scene only when it was time to decide on eternal reward or punishment. An educated civilised person could adopt the materialist vision alone, or the materialist vision plus the beliefs and moral code of religion as an added option. Both choices were acceptable, and were a personal matter.

As for bizarre phenomena such as clairvoyance, precognition, miraculous healing, and the like, these were not considered serious by normal people, whether atheists or religious. Only eccentrics would devote any attention to such things.

And basically, that was that.

However, everything was to be called into question within a few decades. By the end of the 20th century advances of science and technology were absolutely impressive. But people weren’t becoming happier as they should have according to the narrative of progress. Society was not getting more harmonious. On the contrary it was more aggressive and chaotic. Words hitherto practically unknown like stress, congestion and pollution sprang up in every day conversation. The idea that advanced societies’ way of life had become totally unsustainable was widely accepted. With the obvious contradiction that economic growth was more than ever regarded as society’s absolute priority.

In short, it suddenly looked as if humanity was stumbling into a dangerous trap. This was an unexpected turn of events which triggered confusion and doubts. Was material progress so good after all? Was it really the finality of our lives? Should we trust science without second thoughts? Alternative ideas questioning the bases of society’s mainstream world view started to circulate, initially amongst a very tiny minority, and then a little more widely as we moved into the 21st century.

Ancient traditions like Tao, Hinduism, shamanism and druidism were being looked at afresh. And a fascinating convergence between such teachings of a distant past and theories of advanced physics – such as quantum mechanics – were brought into light by a new breed of contemporary metaphysicians. Quantum mechanics date back to the early part of the 20th century, but it took several decades before its consequences for our vision of reality started to become obvious.

In a nutshell, according to modern theories of advanced physics, what happens at the sub-atomic level is a ballet of pure energy and information with no clear traces of firm matter. What we experience at our scale of observation is only a visible manifestation of these infinitesimal flows of energy and information. A bit like a video played on a computer screen which has no other real existence than as digital data on a file. In other words it would appear that we live in a vacuum filled with pulsating energy and information which produce images and other perceptions picked up and processed by the software of our mind [1].

More amazing still is that theories of advanced physics refer to “clusters of probabilities” of events – such as the presence of an elementary particle at a given place and time – as opposed to clearly determined events. And they suggest that potential events depend on the “observer”. As if all of this wasn’t incredible enough, some theories question the irreversibility of time, and even the very notion of time itself.

These views of a universe[2] without firm material existence, arising of elusive flows of energy and information, with potentialities partly dependant on the observer, where time may be no more than a perception, are of course completely at odds with the crude mechanistic representation of visible reality dominant in the Western world.

But they turn out to be quite consistent with the teachings of ancient traditions and with concepts behind non conventional practices in healing, agriculture and other areas. This uncanny rapprochement of old and new, scientific and intuitive has given rise to a large movement of alternative thinking. Free minded people now dare take an active interest in a whole swathe of observations and ideas considered off limits not so long ago. Water memory, near death experiences, remote viewing, distance healing, telepathy, interspecies communication. These and other subjects are at last treated seriously.

However, the establishment remains ostensibly closed to virtually all aspects of alternative thinking. And mainstream scientists, far from being encouraged to explore unconventional areas, are firmly invited to concentrate on theories and models supporting the development of technologies in accordance with the objectives of industry. In other words, to stick to useful concrete stuff, which in the minds of their pay-masters means money making stuff.

Because money drives everything. Business is now what matters in human society. It may be chaotic, increasingly corrupt and divisive, and cause grave collateral damages. But the establishment is solidly behind it. As for ordinary folks, competitive pressures ensure that they keep running like rats with little time for stepping back and looking critically at the big issues of where the world is going, or pondering on the nature of reality. And when not working or playing the social game, ordinary people are diverted from the temptation of serious thinking by a deluge of trivial distractions.

All of this is currently getting more intense than ever before. Over the last few years a number of trends have reached new thresholds, and the mix of financial, social, technological, health and environmental pressures on the vast majority of the population have become close to unbearable. At the same time natural eco-systems worldwide show clear signs of accelerating collapse. In short, whatever way you look the seams are cracking.

How come that mankind which seemed on a path of general progress half a century ago got itself and the planet into such a complete mess? Why are most people so stressed, anxious, and aggressive as soon a vague threat to their perceived interests arises?

Conventional psycho-socio-economic and political analyses fall far short of providing coherent explanations, let alone credible solutions.

In the alternative fringe one sees the global crisis as much more than the failing of a particular system. The issue is humanity’s collective world view and mindset. It is how we think of ourselves in relation to existence, in relation to other humans and other creatures, and how our thoughts, conscious and unconscious, command what we do. And the key to collective mindset is mind control by the global elite. The latter consists of top establishment figures in banking, multinationals, government, academia, religion and the press. Most of these people are probably mere puppets, themselves subject to mind control and ultimately slaves like the rest of the population.

But then who or what is behind the mind control process? Who or what exercises final control? How long has this been going on?

You might be tempted to think such considerations fly too high above your head to be in any way relevant in your every day life. But don’t be mistaken. They are absolutely relevant to every aspect of your life. Including your health, relationships, intimate wishes and fears. Mind control isn’t just any general issue out there, no concern of yours. It is right into your deep being. It drags your energy, it saps your confidence and self esteem and maintains you in a state of egocentric confusion and bewilderment.

The world crisis presently reaching a peak reveals the extent of mind control gripping our lives. In that respect the crisis is good news. It opens our eyes and our heart. We can now seriously search for the way to escape mind control, get free and move into a completely different step of dance with existence. It is not as difficult as you might expect. But it requires the courage to question everything you have taken for granted so far in your life. Attitudes shaped within your family. What you learned through formal education. All beliefs and dogmas in science, religion, the law and mainstream culture that have been literally downloaded in your mind.

To start with, do you have any clear idea of what your “mind” is, and what “reality” is, and what “knowledge” is in relation to reality? The forces of mind control didn’t encourage you to question these obviously fundamental things, did they? But this book will. It is going to take you on an exploratory ride through the subtle side of life. Without any preconceived idea. By means of neutral observations and logical deductions, and mainly with the help of intuition. Along the way it will soon become evident that intuition is far more powerful than the intellect so overrated in Western culture.

[1] Let us leave aside for the moment the question of what “our mind” might be

[2] And possibly several universes

Copyright © Leo Foresta 2014

Serialised book: “The Subtle Dance” – 1st instalment

Preface

If you’re tempted to push the reasoning intellect to the sideline and trust the spiritual, but don’t quite dare do it yet, this book is for you. It will help you get rid of old blinkers and come out of the straightjacket Authority imposes on your mind.

The intellect is a good tool, but only for limited purposes and only to deal with the material world. The latter is no more than the shallow end of reality. Believing it is all that exists is a huge delusion. Existence is far broader and more subtle than what we see. The invisible behind the screen of our physical world interacts constantly with our lives. If we remove the filters imposed on us by contemporary Western culture we realise that we’re able to perceive messages from the invisible.

You are probably well aware of the silent Presence within yourself and have already noticed some of the discreet hints it keeps sending you. But you may still hesitate to give Presence your full unrestricted trust. No wonder. Authority does all it can to divert your attention away from Presence’s gentle guidance. Authority wants to control our lives, and keep us blind to the vastness of reality and confined to a mental box of fear, competition, narrow thoughts and chaotic emotions.

Authority is not new in human history. Over the millennia we see rulers, domination, and slavery. And also dogma, propaganda, indoctrination, beliefs, fanaticism. Look at society today: as dogmatic (about science, medicine, economics, social norms…) as in the times of the holy Inquisition.

But you and I can choose to stop believing Authority and complying with its rules and prescriptions. These have led most individuals to confusion and vacuity, and dragged society into considerable disharmony. You can free yourself from the mess by opening up to Presence and learning to respond to its subtle suggestions. It’s a personal endeavour, relying exclusively on direct practical experience.

Once familiar with the way Presence operates and beginning to get the knack of how to respond to its guidance, your whole relationship with life changes for ever. You become attentive and focused. You leave behind bitterness and recriminations, you tune down fear and the whining and boasting of the silly ego. Every episode of your life, even the smallest and superficially most insignificant becomes a step in an amazing dance. A subtle dance with an attentive partner.

The spontaneously intuitive and “connected” will find it relatively easy to step into the dance with Presence. But for those of us whose rationalist upbringing has left their mind in awe of the reasoning intellect and its futile speculations, the move is a serious challenge. This is why I felt the need to write this book, and why it may be useful to you.

Part I shows that reality is beyond the grasp of the reasoning intellect, unable as it is to deal with the most basic questions of existence. We need intuition. Intuition connects the mind to the universal field of consciousness and enables insights into the subtle side of existence.

Part II considers the situation of mankind in the apparent reality of our world. How did we collectively get into the present mess? What are the dynamics behind global events seen from a holistic energy based perspective?

Part III is practical. Beyond metaphysical conjectures, what matters in the end is how to run our life in the day to day. Are we allowing fear, sour feelings and desires of our confused ego to steer our thoughts and actions? Are we allowing Authority to impress us with its dogmas and propaganda? To do better than that we need to learn the ways of the invisible. How to feel Presence and not confuse it with ego. How to be sure an initiative we are about to take is really aligned with universal harmony,  irrespective of what rational considerations might suggest. How to create positive relationships with people, even those who appear difficult and unattractive. How to stimulate the silent cooperation of events, of objects, even machines…Yes even inanimate things respond to our thoughts and attitudes. In very subtle ways.

Copyright © Leo Foresta 2014

Spirituality arises from Presence, not belief in dogmas

Spirituality is simple and pragmatic. Deep down we feel a silent little voice, like a presence. As we experience life we realise that Presence is always around, vigilant and friendly.

You can probably recall the incident when Presence whispered a fairly clear piece of advice, which you chose to follow or ignore. The message came to you through someone, from a sentence you read or heard, or through some unexpected event. Now, months or years later, either you’re glad to have followed the advice, or you know for sure that having ignored it brought you some hard lesson. That is how intuitive guidance by Presence works.

Ancient societies probably knew the power of Presence. But the subtle side of life has been high-jacked by organised religions. Clerical elites invented stories about the invisible, created rituals and imposed rules. Most ordinary men and women lost the ability to recognise subtle messages and follow Presence’s benevolent guidance. Instead, they accepted orders from the religious Authority. Today most people are impressed by materialist Authority who uses Science as a quasi religion.

Authority has led mankind into such a mess that we have nothing to loose by freeing ourselves from its imposed rules and injunctions. We don’t need to “believe” in any particular story or model. We can choose to trust Presence, become familiar with the way it guides us, and learn how to respond to its suggestions.

Spirituality is a subtle dance. Fluid, light, warm, sensuous, and full of surprises. It’s about being free of Authority and of ego’s whims and whining. It’s about sensing that reality is vastly larger than what we see. It’s about deciding to nurture joy, gratitude and non judgement. It’s about regarding every creature – human, animal, vegetal, mineral or other – as neither below or above us. It’s about experiencing the discreet power of thought on events and material things, provided thoughts are aligned with our life mission. Aligned with harmony, integrity and love.

Fear not, feel free and dance with Presence.

Love,

Leo

Copyright © Leo Foresta 2014

Lucid, joyful and thriving through collapse

While the system goes into a tailspin, awareness is on the rise, alternative healing flourishes, more people grow their own food, and mainstream media lose all credibility.

1148777_10203355172178007_1949678712_nThis is amazing and refreshing. The system, of course, still has the money, which makes life challenging for the free and non compliant. But the free have access to spirituality without dogma, which is immensely supportive.

If such thoughts resonate with you, take courage; you’re not alone. Don’t let the system intimidate you into conformism. Remember that infinite potentialities lie before you, and the energy of your thoughts and emotions can turn potentialities into events your soul desires.

Fear not, remain true and aligned.

Love,

Leo

Copyright © Leo Foresta 2014

Wicked women in places of power

Zen Gardner’s recent post on “Wicked women in places of power” is food for thought.

Women who get to the top in the patriarchal system are often just like men. And possibly worse. Their feminine genius has gone and made room for coldness.

I posted a short piece entitled “Emmanuelle will not sit on the board” in October 2012. As soon as I have time I shall write more on the devious exploitation of feminism.

Fear not, respect and cherish true women.

Love,

Leo

Copyright © Leo Foresta 2014 

The right conditions for psychic powers

Here is the link to an extremely interesting article by Bredan D. Murphy published by Zen Gardner reviewing various pieces of research on psychic abilities:

http://www.zengardner.com/a-practical-guide-to-developing-your-unseen-powers/

Research has shown that factors enabling a subject to successfully use his/her psychic abilities include:

– his own open mindedness (minimum condition for psy to work)
– confidence in his own abilities (also a basic condition for psy to work)
– atmosphere of trust around him (sceptics around are inhibitors of psy)
– relevance, emotions (psy works better when the stakes are real)
– novelty, interest (boring stuff doesn’t stimulate psy)
– peaceful state of heart-based coherence (rather than mindset of conflict)
– initial intention followed by let go (stop trying too hard leads to better results).

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The article is concluded with a series of tips for development of psychic abilities. And these tips are very valuable generally because psy is just part of our natural body-mind-soul system.

You can read more about this subject matter in Brendan Murphy’s new book The Grand Illusion: A Synthesis Of Science And Spirituality – Book 1, available for purchase at www.brendandmurphy.net.

Fear not, don’t let closed-minded sceptics run you down.

Love,

Leo

Copyright © Leo Foresta 2014

Spirit release therapy opens up new horizons

A number of qualified psychotherapists in the US, UK and other countries routinely use “spirit release therapy”. Yes, you read correctly. The technique is about convincing invisible entities to leave the mind and body of a living patient.

At first you might think this is old exorcism repackaged under modern fancy names. But in fact there is a major difference. Whereas exorcism practiced by specialist Catholic priests seeks to chase away the possessing spirit in a confrontational mode, modern non religious spirit release encourages the earth-bound spirit to leave amicably and continue his/her spiritual journey towards light and harmony.

This is very interesting because it is a proven practical application of non judgemental love in the universal field of consciousness, the central concept in the holistic worldview. And the key point is that the technique actually works on a consistent basis. Annoying as it may be for narrow materialists, patients are treated very efficiently through a procedure which logically implies the existence of the subtle realm, of entities within it and of direct interactions between them and the body and mind of a living human.

You can find detailed information on the subject at  www.spiritrelease.org. In the video below American psychotherapist Edith Fiore explains very clearly how she came to use the technique:

This technique is not only very helpful for individuals suffering from severe possessions, but it also has wider implications at the collective level.

We all know that today’s society is upside down. No need to review the many attacks against people, animals, and eco-systems perpetrated 24/7 by the globalist corporate system and its pawns in governments and institutions. All that is well known. But a less well known fact has been decisively highlighted by a number of studies: the fact that there is a much higher proportion of psychopathic personalities among CEO’s and other individuals in similarly high positions.

Now let’s put two and two together. On the one hand, people with severe mental problems including split personalities and psychopathic tendencies respond very well to spirit release therapy. Which shows that possession by entities is central to their condition. On the other hand, many people in high positions in today’s global society where power is heavily concentrated do present clear psychopathic tendencies. And evidence of what goes on in the world shows that their actions create total disharmony. These guys are possessed and the root of the system’s obvious madness lies in the workings of the possessing entities.

Esoteric and religious traditions offer a number of names and symbols for possessing entities. And there is a distinction to be made between those that have never been incarnated as humans and spirits of dead people who, for some reason, remain “earth bound”. Without discarding such traditional wisdom, we can use a modern computer metaphor and look at possessing entities as pieces of nefarious software infesting the consciousness network. And if we stick to a metaphysical vision centred on pure love, we can say that these pieces of nefarious software are misled, misguided, rather than being “evil”. We don’t need to hate them, to fight them, but we probably need to help them on the path towards harmony.

Now think of the psychopaths, perverts, paedophiles in high positions covering each other’s back; don’t hate them: they are sick. Because they are possessed. They need treatment. And ultimately any deep treatment must be rooted in love, pure love, non judgemental love.

This opens a totally new perspective for contemporary activism against tyrannical globalism, doesn’t it?

Fear not, and take care of your own possessing spirits.

Love,

Leo

Copyright © Leo Foresta 2014

From Sarajevo 1914 to Kiev 2014

Mind control and industrialized violence are reaching new levels.

The millions of young men who lost their lives in WWI had little or no idea of what happened in Sarajevo and the reasons behind the event. But the propaganda machine deployed by their government convinced them they had to fight for the country. And convinced their families they were heroes. The lads ended up as names on stone monuments.

From 1939 to 1945, more of the same with technical improvements, and this time a lot of extra violence directed at civilian populations. And the whole thing justified and supported though mass propaganda, slogans, symbols, films, ceremonies….

From 1945 onwards, numerous local wars complete with extreme violence against civilians. And mass propaganda turned into much more subtle mainstream “news” and “reports” interspersed with distractions and political theatricals.

As of late authorities in the US and EU (and those who pull the strings) are so confident they can smartly control their public opinions that they dare stir up trouble in Ukraine through groups of paid extremists. They did the same in Syria and Libya, and they had done it before in Yugoslavia. They are now taking on Russia thought its allies in Kiev.

As if this wasn’t disturbing enough, there is a completely different sort of aggression directed at almost everybody on the planet. Aggression by stealth through poisoned food and hard medical procedures.

Practically all forms of food sold through mass retail and food chains contain substances that are very damaging to physical and mental health. Food, food supplements, and vitamins are used as delivery vehicles to poison people. With a deliberate intention to kill. But killing slowly and profitably by turning consumers into “patients” for the medical business.

Look around you and listen to people’s stories: obesity, infertility, depression, addictions, cancers, multiple sclerosis…  An ever larger fraction of the population is sick, and the medical industry is booming. It now accounts for between 10 and 20 % of GDP in advanced countries, largely financed by taxpayers.

Why so much deliberate violence and disharmony?

The answer cannot be found in conventional analysis. The materialist thought system is strictly unable to deliver a credible explanation of what is going on. We have to perceive the hidden forces behind visible events: the workings of egos and the possession of egos by negative entities.

Reality, as far as we can guess, looks like being steered by subtle energy, and conscious intention at a higher level. Disharmony at this point in time on this planet has to do with big imbalances of subtle energies linked to misaligned entities.

The only remedy is unconditional love, non judgement, smart kindness associated to lucidity and total integrity. Denial and compromise will no do. This is a challenging time. Time to raise one’s vibrational energy despite all the madness around us.

Fear not, keep your eyes and your heart open.

Love,

Leo

Copyright © Leo Foresta 2014

Peeling off the layers of mind control

There are two little voices in each of us.

C19%2019%20A3One is superficial, impatient, alternatively arrogant or wimpish. It’s the ego. The other is calm and wise. It’s our deep self.

The ego constantly jumps from one emotion or desire or fear to another. It keeps comparing and judging. Why has she got more than me? If I flatter him, it might help me. Me, me, little me, so frightened in this terrible world. Life is so harsh, isn’t it?

Where do all these thoughts of separation, comparison and fear come from?

From society. Starting with our parents, carers and teachers. They put thoughts, beliefs and judgements in our minds. And not just in our minds. In our bodies too. When we cringed as children because we were told off with a degree of intimidation, our muscles, nerves and fibres tensed up, and now our cells have kept the memory of that intimidation.

Education, even well intended, instils limiting beliefs and unconscious memories in our total mind/body system. And these feed our ego. Our ego can’t see beyond the apparent reality of this physical world. It can only see itself as a poor powerless little creature who has to fight and wriggle to survive. Others are all potential threats. Hence the ego is either aggressive or manipulative, or both. No choice. It’s the hard struggle for life.

When the ego controls you, you can’t hear the other little voice, and you are too distracted to pay attention to what your deep self is trying to tell you. And your vital energy drops. Because positive vital energy only comes through the deep self who is eternal and connected to Source.

The ego receives its impulses from society. Through people around, through the media, education, institutions. And society is hierarchical. Everyone up the hierarchical ladder receives his own impulses, feeding his own ego. It’s a big mind control game from top to bottom.

But who or what pulls the strings?

We can all see that people in top positions like bankers, CEO’s, high ranking officials, media stars, religious leaders and the like have their own agenda of power and control. Psychologists have established that the proportion of psychopaths – i.e., people with no empathy at all for anybody or anything – is far larger amongst the elite than in the wider population. But when we observe these powerful characters, they don’t necessarily look very free themselves. If fact they often look like puppets. As if they believed their own propaganda and were totally manipulated.

This is not new. Kings and tyrants of olden days did all they could to control the minds of their subjects and yet appeared pretty lost and confused themselves. It’s as if mankind from top to bottom had always been in the grip of a mindset bent on fear and aggression.

But nowadays the mindset has become so extreme in its consequences that it produces a massive onslaught on the planet: on soils, forests, animals, rivers, oceans, atmosphere and even space.

Who or what is behind such madness?

Looking at it from a conventional rationalist point of view there is simply no explanation, it is totally incomprehensible.

But when you open up to the subtle side of existence and consider Source, the field of consciousness and vital energy and the possibility of entities not aligned with Source and harmonious energy, you may come to a possible model of understanding.

Everything in “this world” is a manifestation of vital energy coming from Source. All creatures connected to Source receive their vital energy to carry out their mission in this life.

But disconnected entities – which various traditions might call demons, Satan, evil spirits, or whatever – need to find their energy from other creatures, like humans. Hence the idea that dark entities exercise mind control over mankind, through a pyramidal hierarchy, in order to harvest human energy.

Some psychics have come up with the notion of “loosh”, which is the not very harmonious form of energy generated by humans through emotions, impulses, crude sexual desires, intellectual arrogance and so forth. Dark entities love feeding on “loosh”. Therefore the messier the situation of mankind the better for them.

We have no means to definitely prove the validity of this model, but the fact is that it accounts rather neatly for a lot of what we see happening in the world.

Don’t let it frighten you, though. The remedy for escaping mind control is to establish and maintain connection with Source through intuitive guidance by your deep self.

Fear not, trust your invisible friend.

Love,

Leo

Copyright © Leo Foresta 2014

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