Friday, June 22, 2012

5 proposals

I have always been an anarchist, but since not everyone is as enlightened as I am and No Government is a long way away I would settle for government that actually works. Here are 5 proposals that would actually make government work.

1. Tax the Church. I've just created billions of dollars of revenue simply by adhering to the First Amendment separation of church and state. Besides, we are a SECULAR nation, the Constitution could not be clearer in stating no establishment of religion. Yet the religious conservative movement is exerting way too much influence over political discourse. Issues such as Gay Marriage, abortion and contraception are Individual personal or medical choices, not subjects to be legislated. These distractions from real issues within the domain of governance can be removed simply by powerfully affirming that our nation was designed to be secular, while religious matters are private. Churches need to be subject to the same rules as corporations and non-profits regarding political activity and should be taxed the same.

2. Eliminate Income Tax, instead institute a Single Tax on Land Value. By making land common property, I've made housing affordable for everyone and by allowing workers to keep their income, I've raised the standard of living to a level that would virtually eliminate poverty. According to Geoist philosophy, people own their labor and the things they create, while the things of nature belong equally to all. Taxing land instead of income would reduce income inequality. The wealthy could keep their income, but pay heavily for the 5 houses they own.

3. End the Drug War. This would cut billions in taxpayer expenditures, shrink the defense budget used to prosecute the drug war, put terrorist and drug cartels out of the drug business through legalization and taxation, and reduce prison populations by more than 1 million. Legalization of medical marijuana would create billions in tax revenue and milions of new jobs. The tax money could then be used to fund drug treatment and holistic healing centers instead of incarceration. No victim, no crime. This of course would also deprive the CIA of funding being that it is th worlds largest drug dealer and force accountability in the intelligence community.

4. Abolish Usury. The classic definition of usary is to lend money on interest. Since this practice is the basis of the entire global financial system, I don't know exactly what the solution would be in the modern context. I do know that Wall Street and the banking system should be completely shut down and reformed. The Federal Reserve, which is a private bank that loans money to the US Government on interest, is the prime example of usury and should be abolished. The power over currency should be restored to congress. Next, I would create at least some kind of cap as to how much money commercial banks can earn off a loan, regardless of how long it takes to repay it. Investment banking needs to be evaluated with much stronger restrictions on speculation. It would be helpful to move to a currency based on a tangible asset rather than fiat. Fractional Reserve banking is fraud and Wall Street is a casino.

5. No Taxation without Representation. No more career politicians. Since congress i s owned by banks, corporations and lobbyists, I would institute congressional term limits. It is harder to buy influence if congress is regularly rotated. I would like to see a new branch of congress composed entirely of unelected citizens. The 99% Commission. It be a random group of taxpayers that would get to view any bill before it is voted on and give approval or disapproval, which could then influence the vote. It would be citizens doing their job as citizens, which they don't do because the corporate media is bought off an doesn't keep them informed. This panel would be like serving jury duty. People are selected at random and have a chance to participate in the debate on the measure before congress votes. Congress can either amend the bill or ignore the citizen panel and vote anyway. It would be on record wether each new law was passed with or without consent of an independent citiens panel.

In conclusion, I've create billions in new revenue, cut billions in spending, created millions of jobs, eliminated poverty and homelessness, cut the income inequality gap, freed millions of nonviolent prisoners, reformed the finance sector, brought accountability and civic particiption to congress.

Tell me what Obama has done again?

This is Kelly Heresy and I approve of this message.

Now, what is your list of 5 things that you would change?

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

HERESY 4:20

As All of The Above, So All of The Below



LAST BLOG POST.  If you are of the Dragon Blood, You don't know how to read.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Ancestral Territory



It has been over 8 months since I became Intentionally Homeless.  At the time, I had no real idea of what I would be in store for me.  I simply knew that I had to try something different.  An opportunity arose to make a complete break from the past, to thrust myself into the unknown.  A comparison I've heard is to The Fool of the tarot deck, who happily wanders right off the edge of the cliff...

But now I realize that this journey is one of destiny.  It is something that I was uniquely prepared for, without having any knowledge of it at the time.  The circumstances aligned in such a way that I was ending my way of life as I had previously known it, selling off my posessions and attempting to live for 1 year out of a backpack.  I did this with the vague notion that by doing so, I would help kick start discussions about barter economies and intentional communities as viable alternatives to the present system.  The Occupy Movement was launched and now these ideas are common discourse.

What I didn't realize was how deeply the issue of rent is tied to my family history.  The position I've taken to not pay rent for one year is not about some disagreement I had with a landlord.  It is about the very concept of landlords and about our relationship to the land itself.  This relationship also happens to be deeply tied to my ancestors, who were Gaelic Cheiftans that ruled a portion of Ulster for countless generations before their land was confiscated by the British.

As an American from a family that had been in the U.S for several generations, I grew up far removed from the culture of my ancestors.  I only knew that my father's side of the family was from Ireland, and that my grandfather was born of immigrants but had died when my father was 16.  My father didn't retain the customs of the homeland apart from Catholicism and love of beer, but when I enquired as to how Irish we are his response was, "Irish-Irish."  As Irish as it gets.  He was correct, moreso than he even knew.  Had he known how to speak Gaelic, he may have said "Chomh Gaelic le Toin Ui hAnluain".

As it turns out, my Irish ancestors have their own Wikipedia entry:

The O'Hanlon Sept was one of the most well-known and powerful indigenous Gaelic clans.  They are recorded in the earliest written histories of Ireland, appear in folklore and songs, and British royal documents.  The O'Hanlon Sept were among the Roydama, or elite families of the Gaelic aristocracy eligible to be declared "Ard Ridgh" or "High King."  The sept was originally part of the O'neil clan, the Irish clan descended from Ireland's most famous High King Niall of the Nine Hostages, but later split off to form a distinct clan.  Their territory was located in Southern Ulster, where they ruled as kings of Orier for over 500 years.  The area was synonmous with the clan and known as "O'Hanlon's Countrie."  In Tandragee the clan had a castle which was the centerpiece of their stronghold.  Over a period of 90 years (1560-1650) during the Plantation of Ulster the O'Hanlon's along with many other native Gaelic clans lost much of their lands through confiscation and plantation by settlers supported by the British crown.  After the Battle of the Boyne, much of the land passed into Protestant control and Tandragee became the seat of the Orange Order.  The 1641 Ulster Rebellion saw the O'Hanlon's attempt to retake their lands, but it ended in disaster and the castle burned down and remained a ruin for 200 years before eventually being rebuilt by the Duke of Manchester.

In the 1596 book "A View of the Present State of Ireland," the English planter and poet Edmund Spencer noted in the popular expression, "Chomh Gaelic le Toin Ui hAnluain" which means "As Irish as O'Hanlon's breech."  The local Gaelic folk would have understood it as "Irish as O'Hanlon's arse."  This was a phrase used to describe people who are very Gaelic in there appearance or manners, or for English folks who adopt the customs of the native population.

The O'Hanlon's often had members on either side of a rebellion.  Sometimes they sided with the authorities in the English Pale if it served their interests, often they were on the side of the Gaelic aristocracy in opposition to the British crown.  Two of the most famous examples of how the O'Hanlon's dealt with colonial forces can be seen in Sir Eiochaidh O'Hanlon and Redmond O'Hanlon.

Sir Eiochaidh "Oghy" O'Hanlon was Chief of the O'Hanlon's, and in 1595 married the sister of the Earl of Tyrone.  His son and heir, Oghy Og was the great-grandson to the Earl of Kildare and thus a blue blood of the Plantagent Kings.  The Tudors had a policy of "surrender and regrant" in which Gaelic kings would swear allegiance to the crown and be allow to keep their lands.  Although Oghy had placed his people's land under English rule, and although he was knighted, he never made the cultural transition and remained an archetype of the Gaelic nation.  Redmond O'Hanlon on the other hand, rightful heir to the castle at Tandragee, would become a folk hero and something of an Irish Robin Hood.  He attempted to organize a French army to remove the British, and when those negotiations failed he became a notorious bandit who sought redress for the wrongs done to his ancestors.  He robbed the rich English landlords and was admired by the largely Catholic peasantry.  Redmond became Ireland's most famous outlaw and a symbol of the injustices of land confiscation.  He legend is recounted in numerous poems, ballads and folk songs, such as the one below:

  • Song: Redmond O'Hanlon
    (by P. J. McCall, 1861-1919) A shepherd that lives on Slieve Gullion
    Came down to the County Tyrone,
    And told us how Redmond O'Hanlon
    Won't let the rich Saxons alone!
    He rides over moorland and mountain,
    By night, till a stranger is found,
    Saying, 'Take your own choice for a lodging:
    Right over or under the ground!'
    If you whistle out 'Whoo!' like a native
    He leaves you the way to go clear;
    If you squeeze out a 'Hew!' like a Scotsman,
    You'll pay him a guinea a year.
    But if you cry 'Haw!' like a Saxon,
    Och, then, 'tis your life or your gold!
    By stages Count Redmond O'Hanlon
    Gets back what they plundered of old!
    Old Coote of Cootehill is heartbroken;
    And Johnston beyond in the Fews
    Has wasted eight barrels of powder
    Upon him, but all to no use!
    Although there's four hundred pounds sterling
    If Redmond you'd put out of sight;
    Mind, if the heart's dark in your body,
    'Tis Redmond will let in the light.
    The great Duke of Ormond is frantic -
    His soldiers get up with the lark
    To catch this bold Redmond by daylight;
    But Redmond caught them in the dark.
    Says he, when he stripped them and bound them.
    Take back my best thanks to his Grace
    For all the fine pistols and powder
    He sent to this desolate place!'
    Then, here's to you, Redmond O'Hanlon!
    Long may your Excellency reign
    High ranger of woods and of rivers,
    Surveyor of mountain and plain!
    Examiner-in-Chief of all traitors!
    Protector of all that are true.
    Henceforward, King Charlie of England
    May take what he gets, after you.
  • Tandragee Castle, former seat of the O'Hanlon.  Now headquarters for Tayto brand.

I had no idea I was descended from Gaelic High Kings until very recently.  I was raised as a middle class American, completely assimilated into the culture in which I was born and ignorant of my heritage.  And while it confirs no titles or landrights, I feel a sense of honor carrying on the name of the ancient tribal chieftans who lived on and defended their homelands for generations.  I also feel a sense of indignation that the castle that belonged to my ancestors is now owned by the Tayto company, the 3rd largest snack producer in the UK - http://www.tayto.com/about-us.html.  It is distasteful, a mockery of Irish history that a corporation, that a cartoon character potato is in possession of the ancient homelands of a proud people.  But then again, this is what corporations do all over the world.  Displace the indigenous population and erase their history.  I hope to have an opportunity to visit "O'Hanlon Countrie" and research my ancestry.  And maybe even OCCUPY THE CASTLE.

I am not sure if I am descended from either Sir Eochaidh or Redmond O'Hanlon, or if I am one of many who share a common last name. At any rate, I feel it was my destiny to embark on this path. If I started as The Fool from the tarot deck, I've arrived now as the Emperor. I feel it is my task to establish a new Kingdom. One in which all people are Self-Soveriegn, in which the land is cared for as a living being, and the natural ecosystems is protected and preserved.  In this sense, my protest against paying rent for 1 year is a statement in solidarity with my ancestors, who were tortured, killed and forced to pay rent on lands that belonged to them.  It is a statement in solidarity with all indigenous populations, who have had their land stolen from them.  The Earth is a living being.  It is our source of life.  It is not a commodity to be bought and sold, treated as an investment by wealthy landlords.  The lands we are living on are ancient ancestral lands.  Generations have fought and died to protect these lands.  Many of the people who live here in this country have come here because their ancestral lands were stolen from them.  What has been done is in the past.  But we can remember whose land we are living on, and make an effort to be a good steward of it.  We can start the process of healing by changing our relationship to the land we live on.




Thursday, February 9, 2012

Year of The Dragon

Possible Corporate Sponsor for 2012:  The King of Beers?




Well here we are.  2012.  This is my mantra for 2012:

“Oh my God.  My life is so fucking perfect.  I can’t believe how totally awesome it is.  I don’t know what I did to deserve this except for the fact that I am God, and so is everyone else.  So I thank myself and everyone for ruling so much.”

I try to remember this first thing when I wake up in the morning.

Some might disapprove of the profanity or apparent sarcasm and consider disrespectful toward the Divine.  For me, it provides a detachment from the object of worship that is necessary for the type of gnosis I utilize in my magical practice.  I see the sacred and profane as two aspects of the same thing.  A harmonious balance for each ritual or magical operation would include some elements of both the sacred and profane, light and dark energy.  I know this is not for everyone.  The Universe has granted me the capacity to work with both light and dark energy.  This is why I like Chaos Magic, all paths are acceptable, the only consideration is the result.  The truth of the matter is that light and dark are equal, complimentary forces when held in balance, as with the Tao.  It is only when one of these forces is dominant that destructive and unnatural results occur.  Part of the reason why we experience so much suffering is because the Divine Feminine or dark or lunar aspect of ourselves has long been repressed by the Divine Masculine, light or solar aspect.  If you dispute this, ask yourself why the words that are considered profane are related to sexuality and the body.  Sexuality and the body are intrinsically related to the feminine principle, whereas reason and the mental aspects are associated with the masculine.   Part of the transition to the New Paradigm is returning to the proper balance of light and dark, or masculine and feminine energy.

Chaos utilizes all aspects, even those that people do not want to look at about themselves.  The most profound healing occurs by journeying into that darkness.  Magic is the art of changing consciousness.  There are many way to achieve this, including occult or yogic practices, or powerful psychedelics.  Chaos never judges.  What is a vice to one is a virtue to another.  What some consider medicine another condemns as a drug.  The only thing that matters is that it works.  For instance, I enjoy drinking beer.  It is pleasurable and keeps me grounded, rooted in my body.  Some people don’t like alcohol, but it is all about how you use it.  One of my biases is against corporations.  They represent everything about a system that values profit over people.  But in my work with Chaos, I understand that I can take existing structures and use them to serve the aims the highest good.  So if I can utilize a corporate sponsor to help spread the message of the New Paradigm then it serves its purpose.  Plus it is 2012 and we are supposed to have the best parties ever.  I am certainly open to sponsorship and will consider all products, especially beer.  So please send me your offers.

Because of our dual nature we sometimes forget that the Universe is Perfect.  If there are any problems, the problem is you.  On the level of the Individual, our aim is to express our highest potential as a unique individual.  But because of the fractal nature of reality, we are always a perfect expression of that higher Perfection.  So any problems you perceive as existing in the world are actually just your perception.  The process of ascension or the Paradigm Shift is into a higher state of consciousness beyond duality.  It is happening on a mass collective level, but it will happen for each individual in their own time.  Personally, I have been in this consciousness for many years and it feels like I’m living chronologically in the present for the first time.  It is as if the soundtrack was never quite synched up to the film, and I’m actually hearing what is happening several frames ahead before it actually happens.  But any type of precognition I’ve experienced has always proven to be correct, because it is aligned to the Highest Truth in Service to the Good of All.


My first 2012 party, back in 2006.



As long as we still perceive duality, we have some work to do on a healing level.  Ascended Masters and the highest spiritual beings are beyond duality all together.  A key to the Paradigm Shift is for those of us who still perceive duality to begin to see each living being as ourselves.  Ultimately, the harm our actions cause another is harm done to ourselves.  A more equitable balance of the Divine Feminine and Masculine would result in a society based on mutual aid and collaboration rather than the competition model of the present.  When each individual treats every other person as a God or Goddess, we will create a paradise upon the earth.  But in order for that to happen, each person must start by harmonizing the God and Goddess within themselves.  Sometimes that will require more light energy, sometimes more dark energy.  After all, even the Grandma Ayahuasca can be a very dark and bitter medicine.

The Occupy Movement and other global uprisings are expressions of a shift in consciousness toward a New Paradigm.  Those of us who spent our days in Liberty Plaza (Zuccotti Park) could feel that we were living History, because we were making it.  It was the Peak Experience described by the psychologist Abraham Maslow, on a collective level.  2012 is a gateway into the collective peak experience as well.  The language of the Unconscious Mind is expressed in myth and symbols.  Numerous prophecies and ideas about what might happen in 2012 abound because the date is deeply encoded in the Collective Unconscious.  Linear, chronological time merges with archaic mythological time of the Collective Unconscious.  All of this relates to astrological alignments, which our forebearers who lived in mythological time had a better understanding of and passed down to us in myths and symbols.  The Universe is perfect and the awakening is happening as it must.

The idea of the 99% is useful as a slogan.  It helps to uncover the relationships of privilege in society and the consequences.  But it is not an entirely accurate framework.  For example, the middle class in the U.S.A. is actually the 1% to the Third World.  The consumerism and material standard of living of the American middle class could not exist or be sustained without the poverty of the Third World.  Furthermore, when we speak of the 1% we usually think of the corporate leaders and bankers at the very top of the global finance system.  What we don’t account for is that this system is relatively new in the general scheme of power.  If you want to talk about the controlling 1%, you have to talk about the ruling dynasties of Europe and their minions in the elite banking families.  Then you are talking about something much smaller, perhaps the .000001%.  The Queen of England, for instance, is the Sovereign of 32 nations and territories.  She owns 1/6th of the Earth’s non-ocean surface, and is the most wealthy and powerful person in the world by a considerable margin.  The idea that Her Majesty is merely a symbolic leader and a sentimental figurehead is purely propaganda.  So perhaps it is more important to examine which aspects of your life that you privileged, what consequences your privilege has had for others and in what ways have you been less than unconditionally loving, than to define yourself as part of the 99% or the 1%.  Because if you make an assumption about which side you are on, you likely are wrong.

It is the Year of The Dragon according the Chinese lunar calendar.  The Dragon refers to the Royal Dragon Court Grail bloodline.  It is part of the ancient bloodline of current nobility of Europe.  The reason it is royal is because it is an extraterrestrial bloodline.  This bloodline gave rise to patriarchy and the supremacy of the Divine Masculine.  Examining this bloodline and the karmas attached to it is part of the healing process of humanity.

With the galactic alignment of 2012 we will be shifting back to a more equitable balance of the Divine Feminine and Divine Masculine.  Mythic time and chronological time will synchronize, and our consciousness will break through Consensus Trance Reality.  We will receive revelations about our true extraterrestrial origins, our ancient bloodlines and lineages.  The lies that have been sold to us to keep us controlled will be exposed, we will then attempt to Occupy greater land and resources and create our own sovereign territories.  It is all kinda like Star Wars, which obviously is a myth based on reality.  But basically, the Dark Side and the Force, the Empire and the rebellion, are within you.

So Fucking Deal With It!




Monday, December 12, 2011

Full Circle


Total Eclipse

NOTE:  This is the second draft of this blog post.  The original was intended to be published on Saturday Dec. 10, 2011, in coordination was the Total Lunar Eclipse.  That version was lost due to a technological error (Mercury Retrograde) which resulted in failure to save on my computure.  Since my style of writing involves channeling whatever comes to me in a specific moment and always occurs as a quick burst of inspiration captured in one sitting, the style and tone of the original piece cannot be replaced.  I hardly remember much of what was written, and this second version is almost entirely different.  This teaches me a valuable lesson about being conscious of saving drafts during the creative process, so as not to waste effort and cause repeated steps. But it also informs me that everything I am doing at this time requires documentation.  I will end this blog with an appeal for help acquiring video equipment, so that in the future I can produce a video blog which will allow me to be able to capture exactly want I am feeling in the moment in a much more immediate way and accurately preserve information.

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This weekend's Full Moon in Gemini Total Lunar Eclipse brings powerful new insights and renewed focus.  It also provides an opportunity to look back on the path we have traveled with a refreshed perspective.  I have felt the need to return attention to the original purpose of this blog for a while now, even reminding my readers to re-read this blog from the first post in July chronologically up to the most recent post.  Often, the way forward requires looking back.  At the very least, we need to be able to read the signs when the time is right for a change of course.  The ancients invested great significance in signs they observed in the night sky.  A Total Lunar Eclipse meant impending change.  We also must be prepared to recieve signs of change as well.

Finding myself in the midst of a global uprising, my energy and focus was devoted exclusively for the past several months to the Occupy Wall Street movement.  But it is clear that Occupy has moved into a transition phase.  The evictions from Liberty Plaza (or Liberty Square, as some who wish to associate it with Tahrir Square call it), and numerous other encampments does not mark the end of what we created in those parks.  These encampments were not founded in a way that could allow them to continue indefinitely.  They accomplished their primary objective, by launching an ongoing nationwide and global dialogue.  The next stage is to harness the energy and ideas on display at Liberty Plaza, and adapt it into a model of society that can be sustained permanently.  The transition now is to move from a protest movement to actually creating an alternative to the society currently in place. 

This weekend, I attended the lecture Starhawk presents: The Magic of Co-Creation: Building Power in Groups (http://www.evolver.net/Starhawk_Collaborative_Groups).  Starhawk is a leading visionary of New Paradigm thought who has been teaching Earth Activism for many years.  She lives in an intentional community in the Bay Area which practices the principles of permaculture and sustainability.  Her novel, The Fifth Sacred Thing is a prophetic work which envisions a future utopic society based on non-heirarchical organization and earth-based spirituality existing on the margins of an all-encompassing police state.  It was probably the unconscious influence that spurred me to pursue this project, which involves me attempting to live rent free as a means of raising awareness about issues of land ownership and encouraging efforts to move toward a cashless reciprocal gift giving economy and intentional shared resource communities.  So once again I am observing a syncronicity in the timing of a rare visit by Starhawk to the East Coast, on the weekend of a Total Lunar Eclipse and a time when I am revisiting my earlier focus.  That she is making this trip at this time, with the purpose of educating Occupy Wall Street in techniques of permaculture and sustainabilty, is further evidence of the transition of OWS to something more permanent and lasting.  It also reaffirms that the ideas I have been pursuing since July of intentional homelessness and cashless reciprocal gift giving are on the vanguard of this new paradigm.  It is time for the rest of the movement to move in the direction I have been advocating since before the movement even started.  The move is toward a radical acceptance of our interconnectedness. 

Looking back to what I was thinking then, the ideas may have appeared crazy or strange.  For that reason, I initially only shared my intentions with a group of 35 select individuals from Facebook who I knew to be involved in New Paradigm thinking.  I figured they would be the most likely to understand and support my efforts to opt out of the system.  Breaking ingrained patterns in never easy, and sometimes it requires repitition.  Below is my original statement of purpose.  If you were one of the 35 who have read this before,
now is a good time to read again.
   
-------From Facebook:

Stephanie Mark and 33 others

June 30
Kelly Heresy

If you have recieved this message it is because you are involved in a lot of projects and have an interest in changing the world. If what you read here does not interest you, simply remove yourself from the conversation. I have no intention of spamming anyone. Conversely, if someone you know may be interested, please forward to them.

I have had several conversations recently that indicate to me a lot of people are working on similar projects, yet at the same time do not feel as supported as they should be or are overwhelmed with more things than they can handle. Some of the factors are that people who are so used to doing everything do not feel comfortable asking for help. Or there is sometimes a proprietary interest in maintaining control over their project, their ideas or branding. Or they don't have money to offer and can only rely on unpaid volunteers. I feel that if we are to move out of a cash and competition paradigm, we need to move to a sustainable, cooperative, cashless paradigm. More specifically, a reciprocal service paradigm.

The Iroquois Confederacy managed to keep the peace between several distinct tribes through a system in which goods and services were exchanged, and later returned in some equal manner when it was time to give. The European settlers didn't understand the delicate balance and assumed a quid pro quo transaction for the land of the indiginous people or that they were voluntarily surrendering their rights to it. All of our concepts today around land ownership and monetary exchange are bound to the European colonialist model which did not previously exist on this continent. The transformation of public, shared, common space in hunter-gather culture to private, exclusive property under feudal and colonialist society is the major problem of the world today. It is the source of poverty, homelessness, environmental degradation, tyranny and corporatism. The labor of people dispossed of their land become the fodder of the capitalist machinery.

There are three entities today that take control from individuals over their own lives. They are the Paymaster, the Landlord, and Government. The paymaster is the one who writes your checks. You can evade this through self-employment. The landlord has a unilateral relationship with the tenant who surrenders the fruits of their productivity for the right to use of private property. One must be a landowner to avoid this form of exploitation, and thus their is a division between the Propertied and Tenant classes. The Government is a longterm adversary, but can be influenced by use of First Amendment rights. I believe we should eliminate our reliance on government as much as possible, because everything the government hands out has strings attached to it. True freedom can only come through self-reliance augured by a reciprocal gift based community.

We have had Free Trade, then Fair Trade. I believe we now need Share Trade. I would define this a cooperative cashless economy based on reciprocal service. It is extemely important that there is a distinction here with volunteerism, which is a voluntary giving without the expectation of recieving. For the Share Trade economy to fuction, it must the exchange must be reciprocal and the return gift is obligatory. Otherwise the balance is skewed and you have a class of givers and a class of takers.

I am developing a project to test this theory. Today is July 1st. My 10 year anniversary in New York City. Today I am also officially homeless. I have negotiated out of a two-year lease with my landlord, have sold off or thrown away most of my belongings, and will now attempt to put a Share Trade economy plan into action. My goal is to live rent free in New York City for one year. I have had several issues over the years with landlords, and I can no longer justify giving slumlords a large percentage of my income, considering only the wealthiest 2% are gaining in this economy. By my calculations, if I can go without paying rent for one year I will save nearly $10,000, which I can then invest in land upstate where we can grow our own food and start a Share Trade Colony. What I need to survive in New York City is individuals willing to give me a place to crash in exchange for my services. It a similar idea to the idea of couchsurfing, in which people give travelers a place to stay and network with others so they have a place to stay in other cities. Or taking the Burning Man and Rainbow Gathering gift economy into an urban setting. It will be an interesting social experiment.
I hope this offer will encourage you to utilize my service. I am available and quite enjoy being involved in your projects. I will exchange my services for a place to sleep on a couch or floor, or other reasonable trade. Some of the services I can provide include, errands, cooking dinner, cleaning your bathroom, spiritual counseling, tarot, writing, propaganda or performance art for your event or cause, manual labor and my ability to find things you are looking for. I will document my experiences and transactions in a blog and everyone who helps me with a place to stay will be acknowledged. It will be a different type of lifestyle, but no more uncomfortable than backpacking through Europe. I am looking forward to the challenge of being an Urban Nomad. Hopefully I can also assist you in your projects and bring some exposure to issues related to homelessness and the real estate industry.

Look for updates on http://liverentfreeordie.blogspot.com/ or follow me on twitter @kellyheresy
I welcome your comments and suggestions.

If you need work done or services to trade, contact me at kelly.heresy@gmail.com

Happy Independence Weekend
kelly h

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It is interesting that this piece was written on June 30th.  The previous Total Lunar Exclipse before this one was on June 15th.  I had a perfect view of it from my kitchen window.  At the time, I had no idea that in two weeks I would end up opting out of my lease and pursuing a path of intentional homelessness.  That is how quickly those developments took shape.  On this Total Lunar Eclipse, I find myself going full circle once again.  With the eviction from Liberty Plaza, my nomadic path has once again been reinforced.  With the dispersal of the community that had gathered in that park I've also lost a certain sense of security it provided.  I am again revisiting my call for help and support.  I am again trying to establish the reciprocal gift economy.
Only this time, I have the understanding and experience from Occupy to know that it is no longer an individual path.  Rather than ask for your help, I invite you to join me.

The next phase of Occupy is to acquire land, to live together on it and create the alternative society that we are seeking.  We need to prove that Occupy is not merely about a list a grievences, but is also capable of offering solutions.  We need to show that our way of living is better than what society currently offers, and inspire others to join us.  How might we do that?  One way is to link up with the new Facebook group New Paradigm Solutions (http://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/304691456218971/), which was founded for the purpose of discussing practical ways to impliment the changes we seek.  Some of the projects this community is involved with include Green Roofs and Urban Farming, carpooling and transportation alternatives, urban sanctuaries and intentional farm retreat communities.  We are linking up with people who own land and wish to provide opportunities for work exchange and Share Trade.

One last note - there are a few specific items of which I do need some help with.  I would like to find someone that has access to video equipment for the purpose of creating a documentary about the transition to intentional communities and the Share Trade economy.  There are in fact several video projects I have in mind at present, including video updates this blog.  I could use either collaborators to work with me on these projects or investors to help fulfill the vision.  I also have to mention that since I have opted out of the system, I have not worked in 3 months and have spent all of my savings.  I have less than $20 in my pocket and a phone bill due in 5 days.  Anyone who understands the work I am doing and values the mission, now is a time where I need people to step up and get behind me.  Please email me at kelly.heresy@gmail.com if you are able to help me out with a donation for my sustainence and continued work, or if you want to invest or collaborate on projects.

I will leave you now with a song that remains appropriate, all be it a few days late and perhaps not so gracefully aged.  I remember hearing this song on the radio as a child and being blown away by its epicness.  It became my first ever "favorite song."  I look back on it now with a little more than just nostalgia.  Because I really do need you tonight.  I have nothing else but you.  Without your support, I am lost.  I need you more than ever.  I am you.  You are me.  We are one.

Forever's gonna start tonight.  Forever's gonna start tonight.


Turn around, bright eyes.


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

(Occupy) The Paradigm Shift

Answering the Call of our Highest Selves



A transition toward a new paradigm has been unfolding on this planet for thousands of years.  It is a process occuring within the consciousness of humanity.  Certain individuals, initiates or adepts of occult knowledge, are aware of this process.  Throughout history, they have guided the process as it has unfolded.  Some have guided it with pure intentions.  Others have tried to impose their will on it so that it would manifest to the benefit of their own interests.  Many are responsible for guiding and shaping it without even being consciously aware of it.

The revolution that started as the Arab Spring and has now become a global phenomenon as the Occupy Wall Street movement, is a visible manifestation of this new paradigm and this new consciousness.  To characterize these movements simply as political or economic, does not get to the heart of the matter.  First and foremost, these movements spring from the deepest desire of human beings to be able to live their lives with dignity, to be free from oppression and injustice.  It is this innermost desire that has given the movements its strength, to withstand repression and to topple dictators.  It is what has given individuals the willingness to risk physical harm to their bodies and well being.  But furthermore, it is coming from a deeper consciousness that has been unfolding throughout time and is set to become known to all as the new paradigm takes hold.

Astrologically, these events are predicted by the influence of Pluto in Capricorn, which causes great changes in governance.  Interestingly, the last time this alignment occured was during the American Revolution.  We can see history playing itself out again, as Occupy Wall Street quite literally is in the process of reordering the process by which we reach decisions, govern ourselves, and eventually, how we conduct ourselves as a society.  But even more interesting is the implications of this shift at the spiritual level.

The author Colin Wilson speaks in many of his works about a condition called Faculty X, which is an innate ability to percieve levels of meaning beyond the ordinary.  It is the same faculty that can be attributed to telepathy, clairvoyance, energetic healing and other paranormal abilities.  Many people have natural abilities in these areas.  Most people, however, have the ability to develop these attributes through effort and focused attention, since Faculty X is innate to all human beings.  As a matter of fact, developing these attributes are important for the full expression of the gifts and talents each individual has, and are an important spiritual practice.  Every religion has a mystical aspect.

Of course, the paranormal throughout history has been regarded with a lot of fear and suspicion.  The word "occult" itself has sinister connotations, although the meaning of the word is "hidden," and refers specifically to those hidden abilities that are not easily explained.  In the past, those with natural abilities often had to concel them because of the fear it engenders in those who don't understand it.  They would have to form secret societies so they could work with other adepts to develop their abilities.  But now, we are entering a new age and we can discuss these things much more openly than in the past.

I have always had a very strong sense of intuition, and I began working to develop these abilities at a young age.  At least since around 2001 I have been openly sharing my abilities with people who are interested.  There had been many indications that I wasn't alone and that a lot of people were attuned to the same messages I was recieving.  Sharing with others was a process in discovering my true identity.  Along the way I had several powerful experiences.  One example was my meeting with the channel Alex Murray.  He went into a trance and communed with my spirit guides, and gave me a message from them.  The message was that I have a powerful ability to understand symbols, and that is why they chose me.  He said someday I might even write a book. 

The new consciousness has existed in the subconscious of humanity for ages.  Certain individuals have had the ability to access this consciousness and prepare humanity for the time that it would be actualized on the planet.  Others have deliberately tried to mislead humanity about the new consciousness for their own selfish motives.  It matters little, because the new consciousness will be manifest and the light will be cast regardless of the desires of the ego.  It will be an Age of Awakening, the shadows will be removed and all will become visible.

The great occultist Aleister Crowley described it as the Aeon of the Crowned and Conquering Child, or the Aeon of Horus.  The symbology of the Crowned and Conquering Child represents the ascendancy of the Individual.  The previous aeons of Isis and Osiris represent matriarchy and patriarchy, respectively.  The age of patriarchy is coming to an end, and rising in place is the age of the child, which is a product of both its mother and father.  Thus the coming age will be a new paradigm that is a more harmonized balance between matriarchy and patriarchy, the Divine Feminine and the Divine Masculine.  The child furthermore represents the Inner Child, the aspect of us that is purest in form, our most innocent and truest self expression.  It's the identity of who we truly are, rather than the face we show society.  The key is to harmonize these different aspects within ourselves and to bring forth our Highest Selves.  The new paradigm will value the Individual as the basis of society, that individuals will work together for the good of all so that all can develop themselves and express their highest nature.

Some secret occult societies that are in power today and have been in power throughout history understand the coming shift and that it will correspond with the Individual assuming power.  They have misinterpreted the symbol of the child, taking it to represent the freedom of the child from morality, from being held accountable for knowing right from wrong.  They believe the new age will be about powerful Individuals who can hide the truth and steer humanity for their benefit, because they are the enlightened ones who are beyond good and evil.  These dark societies and their influence will be exposed in the coming years, and their errors will be proven to all.  The truth cannot remain hidden in the age of revealing, and it is merely an ego attachment to attempt to direct the inevitable outcome.  All will have to confront their own darkness before they can enter into the new paradigm.


              Democracy is Coming to the USA



The year 2012 has had significance for occultists and a variety of spiritual traditions for a long time.  I am not going to discuss the different ideas associated with the date other than to say it will be when a tipping point is reached in the consciousness of mankind, and the ideas of the new paradigm will be ready to blossom.  But the way forward starts with each individual.  A new society based on respect and tolerance for each individual will require healing on a profound personal and spiritual level.  Each individual will have to undergo a personal transformation to access their highest potential to serve the greatest good. 

I recently had my birth chart analyzed by an astrologer friend of mine to see what my next actions should be and how best I can be of service in these times of change.  He indicated that I have the chart of a spiritual teacher and reformer, and that speaking and writing are very strong in my chart.  It was interesting to hear because I have in fact been doing a lot of public speaking and writing lately.  I was recently asked to do a guest column for Newtopia Magazine http://newtopiamagazine.wordpress.com/.  It will be called Occupy and Evolve, and will be a weekly series about Occupy Wall Street how it relates to the emerging new paradigm.  I also spoke at the book release for What Comes After Money? http://www.realitysandwich.com/beyond_money with Daniel Pinchbeck, Ken Jordan and Sharon Gannon recently at Jivamukti, and at the left-wing think tank Demos with historian Michael Kazin.  This blog started me off on a path of seemingly chance circumstances, which lead to opportunities I didn't know existed, but my birth chart confirms that all of this is what my destiny had in store for me all along.  My Highest Self is to act as a guide and spokesperson for the new paradigm.  To connect with people, assist in the process of shifting consciousness and help make sense of it as it unfolds.  This is what has been channeled through me from my spirit guides.  It is not me writing it.  I am only taking down the dictation that I recieve.

I have been doing the work that I have been called to do since at least 2004.  I have mostly been doing it quitely in the background, but now the time is right to do so in a much more public manner.  There are several projects I have in the works that require funding.  One such project will involve visiting to sacred sites around the world and will result in a documentary or a book.  Below is a link more information and the donation page.  If you are able to offer support to my mission of service to humanity, it is greatly appreciated.



My Speaking Engagement at Demos with Michael Kazin


Friday, October 7, 2011

The Whole World is Watching

Liberty Plaza 10/5/11:  Protesters, Cops and the Greatest Reality Series Ever


It has been several weeks since my last blog post. Or several lifetimes, I am no longer sure.  It is almost impossible to keep up with the events of each day, when seemingly each moment has transcendent significance.  A threshold has been crossed, where it is no longer possible to simply live in the moment, breathe it in and experience it for oneself as a first-hand witness.  By the time you process it, it has already been seen by a few thousand people.  We have seemingly evolved countless sets of eyes overnight.  The witness is much less powerful than the media device that documents and transmits to the eyes of the world.

Each moment is now a meta-reality, recorded on cell phones and cameras, live-streamed on the internet all over the world.  The news cycle is now as instantaneous as a Tweet or a Facebook post.  The corporate media, which took nearly two weeks and hundreds of arrests to take the Occupy Wall Street movement seriously, has been exposed as what the internet generation has long believed it to be: a Dinosaur dying off in Darwinian fashion as it is too old, slow, and entrenched in a system maladapted to the new paradigm emerging before our very eyes. 

It is a peculiar feeling to be living in such a context.  To know with absolute certainty that I am, in my actions and my physical surroundings, at the center of something truly historic and perhaps even the beginning of a new era in human history, and yet to experience the mainstream channels of information responding with such blatant hesitation, reluctance and outright denial, is utterly fascinating.  How deeply they've conditioned us, and for so long.  But the spell has been broken.  The corporate media is quickly trying to recover, to act like it has been there with us the entire time.  Sometimes they even offer complimentary words.  But I will never forget those first 10 days, as we, American citizens slept outdoors on Wall Street's doorstep, constantly facing police intimidation, and the media were no where to be found.

It is odd for me even despite the fact I was pretty much the first representative of the movement to break through the corporate media blackout, appearing in interviews on MSNBC, Countdown with Keith Olbermann and Liberty Watch with Judge Napolitano.  In each of these instances I recieved my introduction to TV news.  Superficial questions, not a lot of time to respond, interruptions, and a clear angle based on network editorial policy.  But more difficult was the uncertainty of the movement taking hold, and that my words could impact how the police respond to the situation in Liberty Plaza.  I did not want to say something that would prompt the NYPD to end this spectacle in the park before it is given more media attention.  Since the media would portray it as nothing more than a few unemployed kids causing a pointless ruckus.  But now, the movement has spread beyond the reach of the NYPD or the mainstream media.  The corporate media is dying a slow, painful death.  The internet, social media and cell phones have already won.  And so has our movement.


 Abundance
 Consciousness:

Give up your home, live in a park, join a movement, and watch as countless packages of food and clothing arrive each day to make sure you are warm and well fed.



Liberty Plaza has obviously changed significantly since the first days.  The most incredible thing aside from the way in which we were able to spontaneously come together, form productive working groups and transform a small park in the financial district into a village capable of sheltering and sustaining a movement, was the fact that we were assisted throughout the entire process by faceless contributors who responded to our every need.  The occupiers of Liberty Plaza formed a group mind and quickly met urgent collective needs.  But the disembodied eyes and hearts and minds in the digital world made all of this much more easy and efficient, in ways unthinkable in previous decades.  Our village is a meta-village.  It exists physically in a specific location, on Broadway between Liberty and Cedar.  It exists in cyberspace and will continue to exist even if we are forced from this location.  And as a result of it existing in meta-reality, there are now occupations in over 80 cities in the U.S.  As the movement continues to grow and to occupy new territory, the digital reality continues to grow and remains equally significant.  The occupiers depend on the support and solidarity of those who follow in the digital realm.  This blog post has come to you later than I would have liked.  But it does so with the direct assistance of our supporters and online occupiers.  My laptop was stolen over a week ago.  Liberty Plaza is an amazing place, but it is still subject to the ills of human nature.  I was unable to get much writing done, until an angel benefector from California who wishes to remain anonymous responded to a call for help replacing it.  It is this generosity, this collective sense of purpose, that is allowing us to change the world.  This is the new economy we are creating.  A gift economy in which needs are responded to quickly and purposefully to fulfill the higher purpose of the greater whole.  It is this that gives me faith we can build a sustainable future in which everyone can utilize their talents as they are called and no one is left behind for lack of care or resources.  It is in our grasp, if we truly want it.



My interview with Keith Olbermann





Webster Tarpley and Alex Jones appropriate my name and image (at 7:50)


The last thing I want to touch on, but ties into the earlier ideas, has to do with celebrity culture.  Liberty Plaza is now the most interesting place in New York City, and as such, the world.  In the early stages of the ancient Greek city-states, they had the agora, the open space where free people would gather to debate publicly, to be seen and to be heard.  Liberty Plaza is the modern equivalent.  It is a marketplace of ideas, a beacon of open democratic process, and a mecca of art and culture.  At any given time you are apt to hear a speech from a leading intellectual or be treated to an impromtu performance by a famous musician or artist.  Celebrity media figures from Michael Moore to Susan Sarandon have regularly appeared in Liberty Plaza.  You are also just as likely to be interviewed and end up a media personality yourself.  That has been my recent experience in this journey into the surreal life.  After having been pepper sprayed by the police, I was invited on mainstream media shows to share my story.  I have learned that once you are in the media, you are a commodity to be consumed as much as anything else.

My life as a media personage as taken on Phillip K. Dickian weirdness.  One day my I am accused of being a lazy slacker with nothing better to do, the next I am accused by some of my favorite media figures of being a head honcho in a conspiratorial plot to undermine the movement I am part of.  The very first responses to my media appearance that I saw were typical youtube comments that I would expect, criticizing my appearance as the look of a "slacker hippie", rather than engaging in the ideas presented.  Then things took a bizarre turn when Webster Tarpley and Alex Jones, two people whom I respected for their insights and non-mainstream opinions, actually accuse me of being a pawn for George Soros and trying to undermine the movement to serve the globalist agenda.  First of all, the fact that they can make such unsubstantiated claims without even speaking with me or evaluating my history is extremely disturbing.  Is this how they come up with their theories on a routine basis?  What is worse, they are exploiting the fact that I was on TV, as a victim of pepper spray and police violence, and twisting it for their own concocted story and for their own financial gain.  It is completely depressing coming from them as I actually was a regular listener and reader of theirs.  Now, it has been exposed to me that they are not interested in facts.  They have an agenda just like the mainstream media they decry.  They are willing to throw and innocent victim and an honest protester, as well as an entire movement, to the wolves so long as it backs the agenda they serve.  I have learned a lot about media in the course of a few weeks.  It is the 99%.  99% bullshit.

We are living in an historic moment.  A generation has literally taken the course of history in its hands.  It is time for us to step up, to end the fear and division that the media has sold us for so long.  We are united.  We are one.  We are the 99%, and we cannot be stopped.  We will not settle for little concessions or reforms.  We know we have been lied to, repeatedly, and stolen from every step of the way.  It is our destiny to throw off the liars, cheats and oppressors.  We will not trust media that has decieved us over and over again.  We will trust our eyes, the eyes of our village, our meta-village, our cameras and videos.

This is our moment.  Our MLK moment.  Our Gandhi moment.  We will seize it.  We will win.