This ALWAYS happens, man! You get something kinda edgy, something kinda “fringe”…something that only you and selected peeps on the internet know about but that your co-worker thinks you’re a nutter for believing…and then somebody goes and makes haute coutre fashions out of it (which means that these fashions will trickle down in unauthorized versions to like H&M and Forever 21 and those dumb kids at the mall will soon be wearing them).
It has been recently reported that late pro football player Aaron Hernandez had severe CTE—chronic traumatic encephalopathy. His CTE was so bad that researchers who examined his brain were shocked…the 27-year-old former New England Patriots tight end had the brain trauma of a football player in his sixties.
Why is this important & why am I writing about it? Well, Hernandez had a history of violence and was convicted of killing someone…and earlier this year he committed suicide in prison after writing the word “Illuminati” on the wall of his jail cell with his blood alongside a eye-and-pyramid- symbol.
The story of a translated 1,200-year-old Egyptian text that described Jesus as, basically, a “shapeshifter” has been around since 2013. But it’s just crossed paths with me now, and I’m going to get to the bottom of it!
Written by a one St. Cyril of Jerusalem in the Coptic language, it recounts the crucifixion of Jesus…with a few wild twists not seen in the “official” text. The biggest one happens when Judas betrays Jesus with a kiss…apparently, he had to use a kiss because the Messiah was a major shapeshifter with multiple identities:
I saw Ray for the first time at the comic book store where I worked. This store was my first job, when I was still in high-school. I had to count the new comics as they got delivered, arrange them on the shelves, and make sure nobody stole anything.
So one day I was sitting on the chair eating fried rice and breaded scallops and Ray came in. He was looking through the spinner rack, a small thin teenager with a shaved head except for one long lock of bleached-blond hair hanging over his left eye.
My boss had whispered to me as I ate: “keep an eye on him.”
While not guaranteed to “supercharge your brain” or protect you from the Apocalypse like the supplements hawked on Infowars, the “Psychic Vampire Repellent” (actual name of the product) sold on Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop may keep the more draining influences on your life at bay.
For $30 you get this “sonically tuned” “gem-infused aromatherapy” elixir that is “reported to banish bad vibes (and shield you from the people who may be causing them).” A mix of ruby, lapis lazuli, onyx, garnet, essential oils, and “reiki charged crystals,” it is advised that users of the product spray their Psychic Vampire Repellent “generously around their heads.”
Here’s a personal observation I’ve made over numerous occasions…but I didn’t even want to believe the conclusion. And that is: sleeping either listening to my iPhone (you know, to meditative music or a podcast) or having my iPhone even near me (by the pillow/on the bed) greatly messes up my dream quality and recall. I mean: messes them up to the point where it almost “bleaches” them out completely.
The first time I noticed this was after I temporarily “banished” my phone from the bedroom after reading an article about its possible impact on the pineal gland. To replace the uses of the phone for my sleeping needs, I bought a little battery-powered wooden alarm clock and an inexpensive Conair sound machine (for white noise). Not only did I sleep better, but my dreams were far more vivid & I remembered more of them when I awoke.
Look, I think there was *some* foreign interference in last year’s U.S. election—at least, in terms of online propaganda leading up to it. But I don’t think that precludes me from commenting on that “Committee To Investigate Russia” video that dropped recently starring Morgan Freeman, and how the actor’s cinematic archetypal qualities were very specifically used to “sell” its message.
I have previously discussed the way Freeman is utilized as an icon in my post “The Year Of The Mask: President Two-Face,” especially in terms of the Olympus Has Fallen movie (which specifically deals with an attack on the White House by “Red” North Korea):