Thou Shall Be Illuminated  

upsidedownsky 41M
186 posts
3/29/2021 9:25 pm
Thou Shall Be Illuminated

Do you believe in reincarnation? Transmigration of souls. Do you believe in the signs? The strangers and the signposts. Things that emerge from an existential scaffolding that challenge the powers of perception and defy the powers of language? Do you believe in synchronicity?

Do you believe in the supernatural? An all encompassing term. The far . That which is reminiscent of an acid trip. A grouping of disparate things that researchers propose are all connected. From ghosts to ufo's to cryptozoological creatures and beyond.

WTF+W in thee F=Strange

Strangeness. Or Weirdness (as coined by Eric Davis).

So... I live by Lake Michigan. Have all my life. Other than temporary/extended excursions to far away lands. LM, unbeknownst to many, is a strange body of water. There is actually an area on the body known as the Lake Michigan Triangle, having a government mandate requirement of planes, flying over, to check in every 5 minutes (approximately). Not to mention sightings of strange lights, orbs, and events that belong in the Missing 4 documentary. Amongst other things.

There was a time when I had never really visited the areas by the lake. Growing up, I worked summers for my dad, on a concrete crew, and basically stayed around my area of town. "The lake" seemed like something... Other. Basically of sight of mind.

some point, I met someone who knew about these areas. I very exuberantly insisted she show me the house where the writer of the Wizard of Oz purportedly lived.

The house was built on a sand dune. From the vantage point of the road, the view was like looking up a Chicago skyscraper. Wow. I was awestruck. Even though the idea of this being the house was a rumor, not confirmed by official sources, I believed. (I recently saw a documentary, that my mom recorded for me a while back, showing that in fact he did live there). The idea occurred to me that maybe I could write books like that, someday. I was filling notebooks of poetry at the time. Like writing ALL the time. Ideas perpetually bursting forth in my mind. Learning to watch the unfolding of a thought, and falling in love.

Around this time, I started frequenting local areas that I would consider to be sacred locations. I felt a strange energy. I believe there is a spirit that inhabits locations. A numen, if you will. It was just a feeling. Later confirmed by the idea of Shinto shrines and quantifiable energy vortexes. Or the genius of the desert/mountains. Or, presiding deities.

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The Wizard of Oz always held a certain fascination for me, as I am shore it did with you as well, fellow searcher. For me, the fascination was coupled with something like a nameless dread.

My maternal side of the family (3 uncles/3 aunts/cousins) used to gather at my grandma's big-beautiful house to watch the annual broadcasting. All technicolor like.

Given the fascination that Oz inspires, it is no surprise that there are a plethora of meanings ascribed to the production. (From gold standard theories to MK Ultra/Project Monarch theories to theories concerning Occult initiation).

As a , of course, you and I watched with open hearts and open minds, pure. And yet. There was something about it. Calling out from behind the veil. Perhaps a state of recognition, like gods with amnesia.

I would later go on to study story structures, the hero's journey, and the Occult, which provided a language of thought that permitted me to analyze things in a more refined way, having the potential to pull things from behind the veil, where the Wizard resides.

Recently, I was looking at a first draft manuscript that I wrote, placed upon a shelf. As I wrote it, I described it as Alice in Wonderland meets Oz meets Star Wars. The story has elements in the basic story structure of the stages of the physiological effects of a DMT trip. I wrote the book for my (my first novel), who I have not had a chance to interact with (long story of course), so that someday he would know that I was thinking of him. (I actually wanted to send it to him but had to adapt to shifting circumstances). I put his name in the title and wrote it after hearing about the sorts of things he was interested in, which reflected my interests in many ways. I wrote 00 words a . It took about 8 months to complete.

I had seen references to alternative points of view, regarding Oz, but never had a chance to really into it. What I found was astounding, and illuminating.

Essentially, Frank L. Baum had a path that was similar to mine, in regard to esoteric interests and attraction to letter.

I trod the areas that inspired the yellow brick road. I parked at night by the castle that inspired the emerald tower. (without knowing the history of these places). I conferred with the same numen, the same presiding deity, as I sat atop a giant sand dune, gazing at the stars.

The same sacred locations that inspired the Wizard of Oz inspired my ideas for books.

As I looked further into the matter, a new piece of the illumination came to me, in the strange land of this rabbit hole: I have the same date of birth as Frank L. Baum.

WTF+W in thee F=Strange.

Strangeness. Weirdness.

Do you, fellow searcher, believe in coincidences, as they become increasingly-mathematically-less probable? Do you believe in coincidences at all? Do we exist in a magical universe? If so, imagine the possibilities.

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May the universe communicate with you, in the most beautiful of languages, about the most beautiful of things. May you receive these things with an open heart and an open mind. May you be fortified in all circumstances.

- O


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secret_lade 47F
8991 posts
3/30/2021 1:44 am

I absolutely love Lake Michigan... You remind me a lot of someone I used to know.


upsidedownsky 41M
609 posts
3/30/2021 4:38 pm

Yes. I concur.

There are so many sacred locations yet to be explored.

Hmmm... Maybe you remind me of someone I used to know, as well.

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author51 59F  
128877 posts
3/30/2021 11:39 pm

It is a small world and when coincidences happen, it reminds us of just how small it really is. One of my favourite movies of all time is The Wizard Of Oz..Just keep following that Yellow Brick Road of life..xoxo

You can never have enough JOY in your life..xoxo

TEASE YOU TUESDAY SEXUAL SIREN


upsidedownsky 41M
609 posts
3/31/2021 1:53 pm

    Quoting author51:
    It is a small world and when coincidences happen, it reminds us of just how small it really is. One of my favourite movies of all time is The Wizard Of Oz..Just keep following that Yellow Brick Road of life..xoxo
Yes. Small world indeed. And yet, infinity on a grain of sand, on a a beach that goes beyond what we can see or imagine.

Maybe we will watch together sometime.;. I think it is fascinating that the yellow brick road in the movie begins with a golden spiral. Yes, follow we shall.

(hey... I'm thinking of posting a story about someone who makes contact with an otherworldly being. Does that sound interesting to you?)

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author51 59F  
128877 posts
3/31/2021 11:30 pm

    Quoting upsidedownsky:
    Yes. Small world indeed. And yet, infinity on a grain of sand, on a a beach that goes beyond what we can see or imagine.

    Maybe we will watch together sometime.;. I think it is fascinating that the yellow brick road in the movie begins with a golden spiral. Yes, follow we shall.

    (hey... I'm thinking of posting a story about someone who makes contact with an otherworldly being. Does that sound interesting to you?)
Yes it is an interesting subject to delve further into..xoxo

You can never have enough JOY in your life..xoxo

TEASE YOU TUESDAY SEXUAL SIREN


loneleix 62M
973 posts
4/10/2021 1:55 am

Anyone who doesn't understand the universe is magical doesn't understand either of the two terms; at least that's what I think.

Nice read. I enjoyed following along.


upsidedownsky 41M
609 posts
4/11/2021 10:38 am

    Quoting loneleix:
    Anyone who doesn't understand the universe is magical doesn't understand either of the two terms; at least that's what I think.

    Nice read. I enjoyed following along.
Thank for following along, brother.

Yes, I agree with you. I think our thoughts can act as limitations. I am glad to see a one who does not have such limitations. May the magical universe always manifest for you with astonishing beauty.

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