Mars~ the fourth planet from the sun. Men have been talking about this planet forever!! Since the Roman’s called one of their God’s Mars!! The God of war!! Now, we have found that there is water there it is uppermost in the minds of scientists and NASA as well. It is a mistake. Mars will never be anything more than a tourist attraction or jumping off point for the real action in our universe ~ we suddenly find ourselves at a point of critical speculation but what we are not considering is that we are standing right before the secret of the world itself, the place where being passes into appearance. Where the power of the mind, once again, offers genius a playground. Genius, that place that helps repair man’s immaturity of rational thought and consideration of the decay caused by complacency. Emerson once wrote ” The universe is the externalization of the soul” ~ he was absolutely right. Just like many of the spiritual thinkers hundreds of years before him. Wherever there is the spark of life that spark externalizes itself, around itself, to help understand the intimacies of itself. Without this reaction to life bursting it’s way into appearance, there would be no reason for intellect, reason, or understanding. The fact that man has become so infatuated with the “red planet” is merely the mind’s way of allowing genius to continue the quest at the innermost of ALL THINGS. The introspection and the enigmatic nature of understanding drives humanity forward through the use of imagery. In this case Mars as a central distraction of the minds ability to understand itself. We, as a species are stepping into territory that is much more powerful than science. Science is for wimps, always going astray with the elevation of man, keeping in step with religion and metaphysics so as to somehow keep power in the hands of those who recognize chaos as a possible threat to the reigns of power over their fellow human beings. EVERYTHING in nature answers to a moral power, NOT a scientific or human invention of any kind. The nature of all existence bursts into being and that burst is beyond human comprehension ~ it is what we call God for lack of a better term. If you’d like to be a GREAT scientist then grow some real balls and explore the universe of the soul, mind, and initial spark of life itself. Try a sensory deprivation chamber and see if your mind takes you to Mars!! NO friggin’ way!! It takes you way beyond. It takes you into the universe where understanding becomes irrelevant and spiritual oneness becomes uppermost in your awareness. These ideas become so deep that all human intellect falls away and mind begins to seek it’s creator. It is this subject matter that caused me to begin this blog, ENERGY, Metaphysics, the key to the answers that we all seek. “Who am I?” “Where do I come from?” Now if you want to play around with Mars and science ~ fine! ~ but if you’re truly interested in some answers while you’re in this lifetime ~ then try seeking answers in the universe that created everything we know. That initial burst of life or energy that is within you. That thing that we call God is waiting for you there, and when you get there, remember, you’ll have to make a decision ~ whether or not you want to return to that which we know as physicality or, be a deep space explorer of the human soul and the existence of ALL THINGS!! I am Dartanion2 and I have MUCH more to say on this thing we call understanding………….cheers………T xo
I know most struggles are fought on the field, classroom, household, workplace, or hospital ~ but I am here to tell you that mine is being fought in the sheets. In my room, alone, with will, and my mind alone to guide me through this most bizarre circumstance. My pain has taken my soul from me and challenged me to stay in the game. I have, of late, only found a few hours per day of clarity and so I chose this moment because I just woke up a few minutes ago with these thoughts uppermost in my mind. I felt death calling to me last night, I felt it’s icy grip telling me it was cold and filled with fear but as I refused it’s bullshit state of being I felt an indescribable warmth come to me ~ a welcoming light that tried as well to call to me to come home. I know the latter was God’s angels telling me it was o.k. to give up the fight and come home but I swear to you as I cry while writing these words that I felt a strange calling inside of me somewhere that I cannot describe with words that also told me it was ok to come back ~ to finish what I have not finished in this life. I am committed to it as I write these words, in this moment, because as I awoke I felt a strength I have never felt before. The strength to stand up and speak of the things I have been afraid to face before. I was born with a nobility of being a black and white son of this society and I have felt for so long that I have let my family and friends down for not living up to my God given abilities ~ I will NOT give up on these things ever again ~ I am a MULATTO man and I have some things to say and to offer before I leave this reality ~ right now I am feeling constant pain in my entire body at times during each day where it seems to be in all the bones of my body ~ but I know now how to fight it ~ to detach myself from the pain ~ to fight with my mind and the Love of my family’s strength even though they are far away ~ I can feel them when I am in an altered state ~ I know that they are there, but more importantly, I can feel that God is there telling me to fight for I have a mission now. To tell everyone that there is definitely something beyond this existence, something powerfully comforting and something with an icy falseness that is so easy not to believe in ~ that it becomes so painfully obvious that God has always been there, looking out for me, looking out for everyone who chooses to believe in it’s presence. A separate reality, if you will, that is warm and filled with a light that is so totally filled with indescribable joy that words that we, as men and women, have developed to communicate with one another, that falls way short of the truth of this existence. We just don’t see it because we look with our eyes and not with everything that we are, not with all of our selves, our entire shining light and ability of faith in our more-ness. We are so much more than we admit to ourselves, we are glowing beings filled with a spirit that is so rare and so precious that once we find it, we are not the same again, our appreciation of this life becomes more important than things monetary. Our appreciation of this life becomes spiritual for our path after this life has nothing to do with money or power, it has to do with purity of heart and kindness in our appreciation of that which we call physical reality. If I do not live much longer in this life I want you to know that I have faced death and come back to talk to about it. That thing that we refer to as God in so many different ways ~ is real, it’s there, waiting for you to be the best that you can be because everyone of us is so special that it is our existence, our experiences that are being waited for in the afterlife, for it is those things that we take with us that are so rare and undeniably contribute to the greater good of all things beyond this reality ~ we are needed, and we are needed to be as good and as kind as we are capable of being. That thing we call God, does not call itself God, it is beyond our comprehension and it Love’s us, no matter who we are in this life. I say these words now because they are coming from beyond myself, I hope you can understand ~ it will be my mission in this life~ if I am able to make it out of my bed of pain and selfishness ~ to help everyone I meet to understand that which is in my heart at this very moment………glide on Love my friends………Love is the only thing that matters……….truly! ………..I am Dartanion2…….and that’s the way I see it………….cheers T!………..later my friends.
Telekinesis is one of those topics that people ask me about a LOT. I have a background in illusion and Magic ~ I worked in a magic shop where I met and befriended many magicians, 5 of them I still hang out with regularly and one is my room mate. When you bring up the subject of the existence of telekinesis to Magician’s, a quiet grimace comes across their faces. I’ve never met one magician that has run across a case of “real” telekinesis and they are dam happy about it. If telekinesis is proven to be true there would be a huge upheaval in the world of magicians. People have been entertained by the notion of a person moving objects with their minds for thousands of years and it it is only getting stronger as time goes by. The James Randi Educational Foundation has offered a one million dollar reward for anyone who can prove this ability to exist ~ James Randi is a debunker of Magicians who pretend that their magic is real ~ no one has clamed that reward yet. Can you imagine, if you had this ability you certainly wouldn’t walk into the James Randi foundation to claim the reward, you’d be a fool to do such a thing. You’d have to keep the ability a secret from everyone you knew or your life would no longer be your own. Everyone from the mob to Vegas would be banging down your door, not to mention the government need for a new weapon!! Have you ever seen the movie “Phenomenon” with John Travolta? Well if you have then you know what I’m talking about. (there’s a post here on my blog about the film, just type Phenomenon into the search box above)
When people ask me what I think about this subject matter I always tell them that it is an extremely difficult aspect of Metaphysics to write or talk about because of all of the sensationalism involved. This ability has been written about, performed live, depicted in hundreds of films, been the center of controversy in the world of Magicians for thousands of years ~ dating all the way back to the Egyptians and their use of early forms of magic. It’s in the Bible ~ the most popular book of all time!! So, this ability is in our historical DNA, so to speak. The truth of the matter is that this idea is so imbedded in the human psyche that it seems illogical that it won’t manifest itself in people at some point. There have been many philosophers and religious scholars that have pointed to the fact that much of the evolution of mankind is in remembering ones self. Recalling that which is already in the other 90% of the brains capacity….we as humans today only use 10% of our brains capacity leaving the most unexplored territory on this planet in the mind (or brain) not in the depths of the oceans or Antarctica’s unexplored regions…….but inside of ourselves. Recalling that which has become vestigial over time and caused by environmental necessity. If you’ve been following my blog then you know this blog concerns itself mostly with ENERGY. Everything we know and everything we can see or possess is made of energy. If you’re staring at a coke bottle sitting across from you on the table and you want to move it without tricks, what do you think it would require to move it? Energy, that’s right!!. If you want to tap into the innate abilities of the human mind you start with meditation and the manipulation of energy. It’s not that Telekinesis is impossible, it’s that we haven’t awakened or remembered our latent abilities yet. And I am convinced that much, much, more than just telekinesis will be manifesting through the minds of people the world over VERY soon. Technology is pushing us to do so. Without metaphysical capabilities I fear we will not be able to handle the technological explosion we are now experiencing. It’s happened before ~ perhaps we will get it right this time……….I am Dartanion2…..and that’s the way I see it……………cheers T.
Hi guys, it’s 3a.m. and it’s quiet. Perfect time for meditation, I think to myself. And then I realize I’ve been saying those exact words to myself for over 30 years. At age 16 I first began exploring books and museums for anything having to do with Egypt, The Third Eye, Magic, Pyramid power, and of course, Meditation. I was curious about anything that had to do with spirituality and the interior life. I mean I was pretty out going with sports and everything…….but……..if you looked around my room……….there were books, magic tricks, little pyramids, dragon statues……..all that Hobbit, God, sword fighting stuff!! (lol!)……..pretty normal kid. But the first time I actually went to a class and learned from a yoga teacher, the benefits of meditation there was no turning back for me. I never went back to the yoga teacher……but I did go to the book store and get books on the Kundalini, the Chakra’s, Transcendental Meditation etc. What sealed it for me on the first occasion was the feeling I got. Once you slow your breathing in a serene environment you become aware of your minds eye. And as the teacher was saying “now let the white light begin to fill you up slowly, slowly working the light up your legs, into your chest, the warm feeling filling up your whole body…” WOW!!……I mean I could feel thjis amazing power inside of myself……and for a kid it’s like wanting more candy. I couldn’t get enough. Now, as an adult looking at this in retrospect, it really was one of the best commitments to anything i’ EVER made in my entire life. I have studied and chanted meditation practices with different people all over the world. It is accepted as normal in every culture and every country I have ever visited. Why? Because it works!! Think about it literally. Meditation IS self observation. (which is why I chose the picture of the thinker above) It is a state of concentrated and focused attention on an object of thought or awareness. There are many, many, types of meditation used by cultures and religions across the globe. It shows up in nearly every important religious or philosophical text ever written. It is continuous and profound contemplation, designed to help one grow in understanding of themselves and the world around them. It is a solitary practice through which one learns to quiet the mind, slow the heart rate, and attempt to find some form of transcendence, Nirvana, Bliss, Out Of Body Experience, or paranormal experience ~ depending on how much faith you have, how much interest you have, and how much WILL you have to succeed at that which is inexplicable. WOW!!….mouthful right?……my point is, even doctors and priests agree with politicians that meditation is a positive thing! (lol!)……..I’m sorry I don’t mean to be silly here ~ I’m just setting you up for some of my upcoming posts on Meditation because I have taken it to extremes, and I will need you to remember that you agreed with this post when you read some of the upcoming stuff that will make you say “NO Friggin’ WAY!!”…..please, allow me to leave you with this simple truth. There are mentions of meditation practices found in hindu scriptures dating back 5000 years. Once you understand just how old 5000 years actually is……you will then begin to find the interest you need to take meditation to the point where you can sit in your comfortable meditation pose and leave your body for a while ~ just to go take a look around the universe………..I am Dartanion2……….and that’s the way I see it…………cheers…….tony xo
Hi guys it’s been a few and have some things to catch you up with. My last week has been nightmarish. My spinal cord stimulator has my entire body shaking constantly and where the lead lines connect to my spine has been growing cartilage around it , making it pretty painful to move things or reach high places………..the combination of pain in my feet and back had my home nurse on the brink of sending me to the emergency room………but since there are so few people who really have a lot experience with spinal cord stimulators we decided to handle it at home and then my office visit on Monday we got new pain killers and muscle relaxers so i’ll be ready for my my upcoming meeting with doctors at Northwestern……….anyway, all this doctor crap has slowed my writing down considerably. But I was thinking earlier how truly blessed I really am. I live on Lake Shore Drive in one of the most beautiful cities in this country. ME! I am disabled with social security income but somehow God found a way to have me right on the beach in what is one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in all of Chicago. How does that happen? A VERY kind and unusually understanding Land Lord ~ I mean from the lobby downstairs in my building you’re looking out of the window at what appears to be the ocean. I thank God every single day for allowing me to deal with this disease in such a beautiful building…..the Hospital is only 5 blocks away………I am truly blessed, and even after we have this surgery to remove the stimulator from my spine if I can’t walk then i’ll roll myself to the beach each day, except winter of course. This upcoming surgery is dangerous…..much more dangerous than putting it in so I am a little worried but…………I have my writing………no one can take that away from me………..for those of you who don’t know me ~ I have written many songs for different bands and folk artists but mostly for my own projects……….I’m a poet…….there are 754 of my poems posted at cosmofunnel.com which is a creativity site for painters, short story writers. and poets…..I call it my work station because I can be found there most everyday. Now I’ve been thinking about going to “THE GREEN MILL” for a poetry slam ~ where poets go and recite their own stuff…………I was there a few weeks ago and it was a blast(FIRST TIME I’D BEEN OUT IN THREE YEARS)……great Jazz music and some top notch poets………you may know of the Green Mill from the movies, films like “High Fidelity” with John Cusack……..anyway, I wrote this piece about Chicago……..thought I’d try it out here first……….check it out!!!! ~ let me know…..
” CHICAGO ONE NIGHT ”
Shall I say, at delivery man’s dusk
The hush of the city descending
Is a part of the Love affair
That interested Chicagoan’s
Along the “Magnificent Mile”
Where you can touch the ease
Of the downtown day’s ending
And making it’s way toward Halsted Street
Where the peanut shells dance to the blues
On the floor at “Kingston Mines”
And poets painting pictures with words
Over at “The Green Mill”, smile ~ a knowing smile
While Johnnie and Charlie control the beat
Sittin’ on the corner with no legs from the war
Feelin’ the jazz fill their paper cups
With friendly dollars and Chicago type advice
Don’t drink the money away baby
Cuz it gets cold in The Windy City
And as the hush of the city becomes a veil
Where darkness prevails and morphs into
The blistering night life
That sent Michael Jordan
To the moon….
Tony Taylor (CHICAGO)
Have a groovy night you all…………