Friday, July 29, 2016

Yggdrasil Tree that holds up the Sky.

Yggdrasil-and all its creatures
I love the story  of  Mimirs Well.  It reminds me of Mary's Waterhole / Miimiga Gaungan,  north of Coffs Harbour.  Sacred birthing place of the original people of this land known now as Australia.


Miimiga Gaungan, located within Sherwood Nature Reserve, is a sacred, spiritually and culturally significant site for Gumbaynggir women. The waterhole is considered to have special healing attributes; preventing miscarriages and ensuring women carried children to their full term safely:  
Sometimes four or more women would perform the ritual in the water and washing themselves as high as the breasts, while asking to Wooroomparahal (God) in the sky to help carry the babies till birth. After white people came to the district, many young Gumbainggeri women began to have miscarriages. They believed that unless they performed this ceremony, they would lose their baby. When they had completed the ceremony, the women were confident their pregnancies would go full term (WetRocks n.d.:1). 

Knowledge of the spiritual healing qualities of Miimiga Gaungan continues to be passed on to Gumbayngirr women needing spiritual and physical healing. Aboriginal women from the local community look after the site and visit periodically to clear leaves and sediment out of the waterhole. Men are forbidden from entering the site (OEH 2013). 4
Clarence Valley Aboriginal Heritage Study.

Mímisbrunnr "Mimir's well" - The second root

This well is known for being the root of all wisdom and knowledge, and its protector is the all knowing Mimir. Mímir, (“The Rememberer”) is an exceptionally wise being and a counselor of the gods. A shadowy being who lived next to the second root at Mimir`s well, and whose knowledge of all things was practically unparalleled among the inhabitants of the cosmos.

Odin achieved this status largely by taking his water from the well, whose waters impart this cosmic knowledge. When Odin arrived, he asked Mimir for a drink from the water. The well’s guardian, knowing the value of such a draught, refused unless the seeker offered an eye in return. Odin gouged out one of his eyes and dropped it into the well.

Having made the necessary sacrifice, Mimir dipped his horn into the well and offered the now-one-eyed god a drink Later Mimir was killed and beheaded by the Vanir during the Aesir-Vanir War. Upon seeing the severed head, Odin embalmed it with special herbs and chanted magical songs over it to preserve it. He consults the head in times of need, and it continues to dispense incomparable advice.

Saturday, July 16, 2016


Recently I wrote down a transcript of what I gleaned from listening to Alan Watts explain the different theories of nature that are simultaneously occurring in our world.

Hello Fall
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Nature as a machine :The western idea.  Inherited from the Hebrews, like a potter makes a pot out of clay or a carpenter makes something from wood.  A construct and someone knows and understands how this was put together and this is the architect which is the Lord God.  By the time of Newton, people were explaining the world as a mechanism.  

Human Being as a factory,  processed by organs like cow in one end and canned corn beef the other end.  Hospital - treated as a machine. Processed and put in a chair and you are divided up in sections.

Indian Theory (east) Nature as Drama.  Hindu thought that the world is Maya.   Magic illusion art play, all the worlds a stage.  Hindu idea is the Brahman or Atman is the self - universal eternal boundless and indescribable.  It's all on me.  What you hear on radio you hear on the speaker and this is like us  ... we are the speaker.  Hindus measure time in Kalpa's.  The self (Brahman) is lost and all our agonies and adventures get mixed up in it.  Catastrophic fire and awake again and the Brahman rests awhile and so the divine self rests for another 4,326,000,000 years.

Chinese  Organic theory Idea. " Spontaneity and automatic and self moving.  SIDRAN.   What is so of itself. biology. your hair grows, your heart beats all by itself and that is nature.  Spring comes and grass grows of itself. The principal of nature is called the Tao.   Means the course of nature.  Lao Tzu said the TAO that can be spoken is not the eternal Tao because it flows everywhere it loves and nourishes but lays no claim to this.  Tao is the informing principal of nature.  The Tao is not acting as a boss ... the Chinese philosophy of nature is that nature has no boss and is completely democratic.  Westerners don't trust nature.

Confucian philosophy ... JEN  its character that Confucius placed as the highest of all virtues.  It means human heartedness.  Confucius said good goodies are the thieves of virtue.  Not in the sense of moral propriety but of magic.  A man of true virtue is a human heart ed man.  See human nature for its full self of both good and bad.    The worst wars are fought over moral principals. Wars where woman are stolen and goods stolen are easy wars.  But the first is much worse and that is why the goodies are the thieves of virtue, if you are going to do evil do it for a plain selfish motive don't do it in the name of God

Don't do evil in the name of god because if you do it turns you into a destroyer.. so a ineffectively righteous person is not human.

Chinese ideas of Justice is not served this way.  They are into compromise.  Rascals make a mutual arrangement.  This is the Chinese way, it is not the western way.  

There are two forms of LEE

First Lee

LEE Justice but you cant write it down. 

Another word for Justice in a Chinese character form - A cauldron for cooking sacrifices and a knife.  Long ago Emperor scratched with a knife on the cauldron the laws of the state so people could read these..  The emperors wise sages said this was bad.  When its written down people develop a litigious spirit and people think out ways to wrangle around it. 
This sense of justice is not something that can be put in words.  Equity is the innate sense of fair play.  A good Judge is one that has a sense of LEE ..This is a judge who has a sense of  Equity.  Seeing each case as individual. Trusting the good and bad of human nature. 

Humans are complex, we don't know ourselves well at all really (systemically).  Our conscious decisions are based with this thing we know nothing about NERVOUS SYSTEM.. lol  We are wiser in our nature than we are in our conscious thoughts.

Western mechanical theory
Hindu Dramatic theory
Chinese Organic theory

Organism is a system of orderly anarchy. There is no boss but it gets along by being left to its own devices.  WU WAY.. not interfering or acting against the Grain.

Second LEE

LEE ... Markings in Jade the grain in wood.. the fiber in muscle.  REASON or the principal of things. Organic patterns  Clouds are not a mess foam is not a mess .. it is never an artistic mistake.  They are wiggly but orderly and its difficult to describe this type of order.   We are wiggly like clouds rocks stars as they are arranged.  Nature never makes a mistake in its arrangement because it is great the way it is.  Artist tribute to it by painting landscapes etc. 
Give people a shock .. get them to see things in a new way.    LEE is natural order  shapes are orderly but we cant put our finger on the order but we don't know why and its completely different to a mess. 

St Augustine said I know what is time but if you ask me I don't etc etc.

Nature as a self ordering principal... if you want to know where the flowers come from even the God of spring does not know.
Translate this in politics and its high philosophical anarchy.. government is always mess because the state apposes itself to the people.  Governed by ourselves.  It creates itself as a business along with all the other businesses.  It really should be anonymous and unobtrusive as possible. Not flag waving etc and act ordinary not acting like you are higher.  DO YOUR JOB INSTEAD instead of DOING YOURSELF.  Help the people and not claim merit.  Just to help things along.  Govern a great state as you would cook a small fish.  it will fall apart if you don't do it gently.

Nature is a concept and it is something you should trust.  Inside nature is human nature. It will sometimes let you down with a wallop and this is the risk of life.  The alternative is to not trusted at all and it leads to totalitarianism where every one is the police and reporting everyone and one cannot be trusted about you motivations etc.  Reporting everything to everyone.  everyone is busy keeping records of everything.  Books right etc...   SCHOLAR originally meant LEISURE  ... classics poetry etc. (gentleman and a scholar)  Not necessary for survival (all the charming elegance).

Do things for the sheer pleasure of itself .. take a pebble.  Know it is lovely and just love it (purposely) instead of intellectualizing it.  Just love it for what it is not for what you can get from it.

Friday, July 15, 2016

A low vibrating entity is such because it is motivated only by material wealth.

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A few years back I took the decision to be happy in myself  although being very poor in monetary terms. 

I could no longer compete on the level others were.   It was destroying my well-being as I kept trying to do this.

So, I made a decision to be the happiest I can possibly be on the least there possibly is.  I succeeded at doing this.  Survival is basic and increasingly people are misguided about this because of media and the general idea that is in our society.   Its all about being really mindful of how you can make a difference.

There are so many things we can do.  It does take effort and commitment.  Water costs real money, and if you don't have much then this is a drain that can be aided by conserving and saving water for the garden to avoid paying for this.  Use containers if there is no tank.  Gardens get thirsty.

Food is expensive, one can garden to off set costs.  This is aided by collecting free manure as fertilizer instead of using a bought chemical version.  Collecting your own seeds for next years crops is also money saving over a time. 

When you have a glut of particular fruits and vegetables, swapping, freezing, drying or bottling are ways to retain the preciousness longer for your family until next season.

Electricity is expensive and being smart can save you money.  Money that could be spent on things that can't be sought from an inexpensive source. 

Use cheap outdoor solar lights inside to light up dark places during the night. There is no need for turning on and off of lights for a short time using this solar method.  Boil water in the microwave if you have one (they are not much for cooking) as this is much cheaper than boiling a bench kettle.

My children think I am misguided for taking on this and abolishing my anxiety around not having enough by creating ways to make life pleasant and satisfying.

I have heard my grown up children refer to me as being in a  mentally ill state due to what they see as useless obsessions.  Its a sad thing they think about money in such a fashion as they do and don't see that you can't actually eat it.   Its not mental to save water - we all could be doing this because we live in such a dry continent.

Disappointingly, I have had to come to the realization that it is my kids who are seriously misguided and not myself.  Their ideas are redundant from my huge worldly perspective.  The dead ideas of owning stuff being the watermark of success is seriously floored.  Its an ideology fostered to make all the workers good slaves.  Pressure was always applied to my kids via equally misguided friends  (children of blind slaves) with regards  to this very subject of recycling, re-using, budgeting, gardening because for my kids I am an embarrassment.. Well go figure hey ??

Their meta-physic needs kicking to the curb before it effects their health.  All of society could do well to do a similar overhaul.

A low vibrating entity is such because it is motivated only by material wealth.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Can a double positive form a negative?

Lecture Hall 

A linguistics professor says during a lecture that, “In English, a double negative forms a positive. But in some languages, such as Russian, a double negative is still a negative. However, in no language in the world can a double positive form a negative.”

But just then a voice from the back of the room piped up, “Yeah, right.”

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Hon Barnaby Joyce MP – Parliament of Australia

Hon Barnaby Joyce MP – Parliament of Australia

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Parliamentary service

  • Elected to the Senate for Queensland 2004 (term began 1.7.2005) and 2010. Resigned 8.8.2013.
  • Elected to the House of Representatives for New England, New South Wales, 2013.

Parliamentary positions

  • Temporary Chair of Committees from 26.6.08 to 18.9.08.

Ministerial appointments

  • Minister for Agriculture from 18.9.13 to 21.9.15.
  • Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources from 21.9.15.

Committee service

  • Senate Standing: Library from 16.8.05 to 7.12.05.
  • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade: Legislation Committee from 16.8.05 to 13.9.05 and References Committee from 6.9.05 to 11.9.06; Legal and Constitutional: References Committee from 16.8.05 to 11.9.06; Economics from 11.9.06 to 14.5.09; Economics: Legislation and References Committees from 14.5.09 to 2.2.10.
  • Senate Select: Fuel and Energy from 26.6.08 to 18.3.10.
  • Joint Standing: National Capital and External Territories from 16.8.05 to 11.3.10.
  • Joint Select: Parliamentary Budget Office from 23.11.10 to 23.3.11; Broadcasting Legislation from 14.3.13 to 24.6.13.

Parliamentary party positions

  • Member, Opposition Shadow Ministry from 8.12.09 to 18.9.13. Shadow Minister for Finance and Debt Reduction from 8.12.09 to 25.3.10; Shadow Minister for Regional Development, Infrastructure and Water from 25.3.10 to 14.9.10; Shadow Minister for Regional Development, Local Government and Water from 14.9.10 to 18.9.13.
  • Leader of The Nationals in the Senate from 17.9.08 to 8.8.13.
  • Federal Parliamentary Deputy Leader, The Nationals from 13.9.13 to 12.2.16.
  • Federal Parliamentary Leader, The Nationals from 12.2.16.

Party positions

  • Chair, National Party Charleville Branch 1995.
  • Vice-Chair, National Party Warrego Electorate Council 1995.
  • Delegate, The Nationals' State Conference (Qld) from 1995.
  • Delegate, The Nationals' Central Council from 2000.
  • Member, The Nationals' State Management Committee 2002-05.
  • Assistant Treasurer, The Nationals (Qld) 2002-05; Acting Treasurer 2004.
  • Member, National Party Federal Council 2002.
  • Chair, The Nationals' St George Branch 2003-05.


  • Born 17.4.1967, Tamworth, NSW.
  • Married.

Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament

  • Farm worker 1989-91.
  • Accountant 1991-94.
  • Rural banker 1994-98.
  • Self-employed accountant 1998-2005.

Military Service

  • Royal Queensland Regiment 1995-2003.


  • Description: rural.

    Location: northern New South Wales highlands; it includes the centres of Armidale, Barraba, Bundarra, Deepwater, Glen Innes, Gunnedah, Guyra, Inverell, Manilla, Quirindi, Tamworth, Tenterfield, Uralla, Walcha, Werris Creek and parts of Delungra and Urbenville.

    Area: 59 344 sq km (approx.).

    Electors enrolled: 102 116 (at 7.9.13).

    Industries: cattle, sheep, grain, forestry, dairying, oats, maize, fruit, vegetables, tin-mining, bricks, trout hatchery, tourism, concrete pipe works, leather goods, tannery, gemstones, tobacco, lucerne, honey, grain processing, rubber industry, plaster works and concrete. The electorate also includes the University of New England.
    State electorates: New England includes parts of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly electorates of Lismore, Northern Tablelands, Tamworth and Upper Hunter.


  • Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary Foundation.