Tag: new age

i fell down a youtube comment rabbit hole

I sometimes search Youtube for ambient music to play while I’m working. Recently I came across a recording that some consider to be the greatest new age album ever made. I listened to it as I worked. There were angelic voices, ringing bells, tinkling harps, and sweeping strings — over and over again, in different variations for more than 100 minutes.

Though it did little for me, in the comments people described how they wept with joy and felt enraptured. There were also comments about the accompanying video, which included crystalline mountain streams, sunsets, and geometric shapes.

Rabbit Hole Level 1

One person commented about some shiny gadgets visible at one point in the video. They “seem to represent some device for transfer of light beams … maybe to communicate or even power a craft … I get a sense that they are something real somehow.”

Another commenter left an earnest response about these gadgets. “They are energy transducers.” They are used for “healing and energy transfers to different frequencies of reality.” Well, that clears everything right up. Now we know exactly what they are. The commenter continued, “You know this already from a higher viewpoint. That is why they seem familiar to you.”

The original commenter was ecstatic to learn this, and added, “I also felt that there are giant ones in space that act as a lighthouse of sorts and propel craft through transducing energy currents.” Yes, I feel the truth of this. When you see deeply into reality, it’s all lights, healing, and spaceships.

Down to Rabbit Hole Level 2

I clicked a link on the side of this page and came to another very similar music video. Interestingly, there was a flame war happening among the enlightened beings making comments. One guy was ticked off at a previous comment, and he said, “Ironic that I received your philosophically ill-conceived comment while listening to Pineal Gland opening tones …” (I added the boldface.)

This uncovered a new world for me, the world of sound recordings for pineal glands. Although these glands don’t have ears, the “tones” are somehow channeled through your ears to your pineal gland. I wonder if there are recordings for salivary glands and the sebaceous glands.

Farther into Wonderland: Rabbit Hole Level 3

The problem with pineal glands is that they can become calcified. No worries, though, because you can decalcify one pretty quickly by listening to this person. You also need to “activate” your pineal gland so it functions properly as your third eye. A side link led me to “Crystal Skull Activation,” which included a warning that the video will awaken ancient memories. And on to “The Pleiadan Video that Triggered My Kundalini.” Help! I was swirling down the rabbit hole!

Back to the Surface

Later, I woke up slumped over in my chair, my head fizzing like a carbonated beverage. I’d been burped back up the surface, possibly because my energy was incompatible with ultra-refined consciousness.

If readers want to explore this rabbit hole, have at it. But sweep up your pineal gland calc when you’re done. Don’t leave it lying on this blog.

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the skeptic life, part 1

Being a skeptic keeps me honest, or at least nudges me in that direction. I have a mental reflex that asks, “Is that really true?” I can’t eliminate personal biases, but the reflex holds my feet to the fire. Yow! That’s hot stuff.

We will now enter the confessional. The truth is, I was in a long relationship with a new age type organization many, many years ago, when the earth was young. It was after that experience that I decided I didn’t want to be fooled anymore if I could help it. This group presented scientific research that demonstrated its claims, and that’s what drew me in at the beginning. I know now that the science they presented was crappy, but I didn’t understand the distinctions then.

Eventually I started to doubt, and the group’s “guru” had warned that doubting was dangerous. He was right. It began my process of wandering away. Now you say, “Sin no more and we won’t mention it again.” Exit the dark confession booth.

In the long years since then, I’ve attempted to base my beliefs on reality. Blinders off, I live in a fantastically amazing world, and I carry a big appetite for theories, facts, news, and absurdity. I find plenty of each. No ghosts behind the scenes, no invisible higher powers – just us folks. I’m an organically grown humanist. The real world may be where I thrive or where I’m crushed, but at least it’s and honest person-to-universe relationship.

Next up — beliefs that have come and gone.