Thursday, August 28, 2014

Drumming & Squatching

Cliff Barackman and I have known each other since he first moved to Portland, Oregon. He’s a consummate guitarist. I happen to know my way around the drum set, so we’ve “jammed” together for years, playing jazz, Latin, and Old Time music—in addition to camping in the woods from time to time, as well as hanging out in town.

White Eagle Saloon, Portland OR
In July of 2012, I had the pleasure of accompanying Cliff’s playing on his seven string guitar during a performance that was recorded for an episode of Finding Bigfoot. We performed at a local (reputedly haunted) tavern in Portland called The White Eagle, along with Andy, who also owns a seven string guitar. Both he and Cliff trade bass parts because they can, and it’s cool to be weirdly versatile. Incidently, Finding Bigfoot is now the Number One show on Animal Planet network.

Cliff, Andy, and Kirk (on drums) at the White Eagle Saloon last summer
Ye Olde Stomping Grounds in Seattle U District
Kirk building a tree fort for his eight year-old nephews

Craig Flippy shot the cover photograph for Kultus. Craig is a film maker. He's very talented and creative. If you haven't seen Bigfoot Road Trip, starring Cliff Barackman and Craig, definitely check it out. Craig produces the videos, and Cliff plays a leading role in storyboarding each episode.

Here is a blogsquatch. Just kidding, it's Guy Edwards. Before the weather turned cold, I took him to a hotspot near Goat Mountain, Oregon. We didn't hear any knocks that day, but the bigfoot "vibe" was strong.
Craig sits in the passenger seat while Cliff drives, and in the driver's seat when it comes to pointing a film camera at Cliff and everything else in bigfoot hot spots. The project is kind of a "two man band." Impressive. If you haven't seen it, definitely order yourself a copy. The tone is light and funny at times, and scholarly at times. A grab bag for the squatch curious and also for the veteran bigfooter. These days, Craig is also a cast member on Finding Bigfoot.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Squatching: In the Eye of the Beholder

Children have a unique way of viewing the world, and their interpretations of the sasquatch phenomenon is no exception. I find the above drawings from a display at the Discovery Center in The Dalles, Oregon, to be quite refreshing. They are all so different!

Such art dramatically contrasts that of coloring books. Oh, how I despise coloring books. I hated them as a child, and, as an adult, I loathe seeing children forced to color in between other people's lines! All too often, such "art" is thinly veiled advertising of one sort of another, which merely ads creative insult to artistic injury.

Bravo for individuality! Bravisimo to those who start "from scratch." There is no such thing as a "blank canvas." White pages are merely the opportunity to externalize what already exists in the conscious and the subconscious minds of those who seek to represent hidden treasures.

We are all artists and snippets of life are our canvases. If you have a friend or a family member that is new to this earth, why not encourage him or her to draw something fresh and new today?

There's no better time than the present. And, while you're at it, why not externalize the inner child-like artist in yourself, no matter what your present day age?

When it comes to squatching (or bigfooting to use another verb), the impressions we gather "in the field" can be quite personal. No matter what the "hard sciences" like to assert, encountering a creature as unusual as a sasquatch is not always a strictly objective experience: rather, it can be a deeply subjective in nature, drawing upon one's intuition, as well as his or her five senses. 

For some people, witnessing a sasquatch is tantamount to crossing paths with a god . . . to others, a demon, and to yet others still, a relict species of hominid. All interpretations are valid, and all of them are valuable, in their own ways.

By that, I mean that, in order to understand what sasquatches may represent, we need to keep an open mind. I've heard a group of witnesses, every member of whom observed the same sasquatch, each come away from the experience with fairly different impressions.

Native American legends and tribal elders tend to corroborate the way sasquatches can "walk between worlds," and touch each and every human slightly differently in their mind's eye. It's no accident that quite a large percentage of native cultures that hail from areas where sasquatches live tend to think of them as shape shifters.

Often, children have the most intuitive sightings of all. And that's no accident: they haven't been indoctrinated yet to interpret experiences in a uniform manner to everyone else. When it comes to squatching, this lack of objectivity can actually be an advantage!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

States with Believers in "Supernatural"

Okay, there are polls and then there are polls. This one is actually interesting. It measures states in the US where the majority of citizens claim they believe in some sort of supernatural phenomenon. We're talking about everything from UFO's to bigfoots to ghosts.

The dark states have the most believers, while the light green states have the most skeptics. I'm from Oregon, so I guess my state is "in between." It's interesting to note that Hawaii is a light state since most native Hawaiians believe in the supernatural.
Nevada is dark due to the fact that most people there believe in UFO's; however, I might be a bit jaded to point out that UFO's are not necessarily supernatural. In fact, I tend to believe that the vast majority of them are simply human-designed black-ops craft.
So, you can see that this poll assumes all UFO's are piloted by aliens, which is as short-sighted as calling sasquatch "he" and actually being daft enough to think that most believers hold to one, lone, sasquatch roaming the country and being sighted, state by state.

New Mexico was ranked high due to a large percentage of the population interested in the Illuminati, but this alleged organization is not rumored to be concerned with supernatural things either. Rather it's allegedly made up of powerful people who have been historically manipulating the path of humanity. So, New Mexico's status is also misleading on the map.

This said, I think it's probably a fair assessment that if the word "illuminati" is being thrown around by celebrities and the major media, then the organization (at least its name) is ancient history. Rather, the mythos of the illuminati is being endorsed. And this brings up the question of "why?" My answer: to acclimate the public to the idea of secretive leadership that controls a lot of things, from politicians to land to covert technologies. This process was called "externalization of the hierarchy" by Alice Bailey, who, in turn, externalized the New Age movement in the mid-20th Century.

Lumping the illuminati and UFO's in with supernatural goings-on is actually a form of cultural conditioning (either directly or, more often, indirectly through "copycat" conditioning). Why? Because such assertions and assumptions cause people's brains to associate conspiracies with ghosts and bigfoot. And that tends to work in the favor of black-ops and top tier (human) predators on earth. In other words, accepting such (unfounded) assumptions  discourages people who don't believe in the supernatural from thinking about how their planet is being (covertly) ruled, or how the vast preponderance of black budget funds (from their taxes) is being spent.

I don't know about you, but I like to know how my tax dollars are being spent. In fact, withholding such valuable information on such a massive scale almost certainly violates Article I, Section 9, Clause 7 of the US Constitution. Of course, if we are to believe the media, then knowing such a fact would make me a "Constitutionalist" (which I'm not), and Constitutionalists are looked upon with suspicion by some branches of the Executive Branch of government. Personally, when it comes to the US Constitution, I've always held that it is fairly draconian--at least in the way it was originally drafted (in secret and without the feedback of Americans).

These days unaccounted for taxes at the national level have risen into the trillions annually. It doesn't take an accountant to conclude that such unaccountability is not only unscrupulous, it's downright dangerous. That's right, the biggest threat to America's national security is precisely what is being done with those monies.

Chances are high that not everything being funded is in the best interest of the tax payers who are funding such covert activities, machines, GMO experimentation (especially human and animal hybrids), as well as the development of novel diseases powerful enough to make the Black Plague seem like poison oak by comparison. 
At any rate, I, for one, would be interested in seeing the same sort of "supernatural" poll organized by countries on earth rather than merely US states. Despite its obvious flaws, which tend to carry water for the richest people on earth (who want UFO's to be associated exclusively with aliens and the Illuminati to be associated with the supernatural), I still find the Supernatural Belief Map to be fairly interesting.

Kudos to for putting the survey together and compiling data on a very intriguing subject. By the way, Movoto-ites, how many people were polled in each state? Five or six? Those all-important demographics are left out, so the reader has no idea how many people were polled as a percentage of the population. And what in the heck does "Movoto" even mean?

Friday, August 22, 2014

The "Dread Response"

Sasquatches all seem to have the ability to instill dread in humans that find themselves around these nocturnal giants of the night. At first, I used to think that the dread was simply because I had a fair idea of how big and powerful the sasquatches were, in conjunction with how close that I knew I was to them. Now, I think more is going on during such episodes.
When one is alone at night in a remote location, or with a friend, particularly a woman, sasquatches are not terribly shy about making their presence known. To accomplish this task, they might walk louder than necessary, break brush or tree limbs, throw rocks, knock trees, knock rocks, and especially vocalize with chatter, language, or screams.   
After spending a great deal of time around sasquatches (which remained visually hidden for the most part), I came to the conclusion that they possess a unique ability to instill dread upon a person. In other words, they can literally trigger a fearful reaction if they wish to do so. And so, I came up with the term "dread response" to describe this strange phenomenon.
The response has a different effect on different people. Normally, it triggers the "fight-flight" portion of the reptilian complex in the human brain and causes the victim to feel the urge to flee the scene. If the victim is armed with a weapon, he (or she) will keep it near just in case it is needed. And, of course, the dread response triggers a boost of adrenaline.
Ghosts (or what I term non-human spirits that were NEVER human) often trigger the same response, stimulating the victim's adrenals. This coincidence has not been lost on me, and I don't think it is a coincidence entirely. It is certainly possible that sasquatches share a propensity with spirits to feed upon the psychological energy that is generated by extreme cases of terror, or, to put it simply, terrorism.
Suffice it to say there that sasquatches often fall under the category of being terrorists because they quite literally, through some diabolical gift, possess the ability to trigger a dread response seemingly upon command. Various armies and governments around the world must have taken notice of this skill set because it would definitely come in handy as a weapon of war. When the dread response reaches a fever pitch, all the victim can think about is running. In this way, the "fight flight" portion of the reptilian complex, when overloaded, becomes merely the "flight" portion of the brain.  

Sasquatch researchers have been debating just how this form of terrorism is facilitated by forest giants. Is it infrasound similar to what large heavy mammals possess? Is it a chemical reaction to some sort of spray or scent gland that is introduced into the atmosphere? I used to fall into the "infrasound" camp, but now I'm not so sure.
The dread response occasionally triggered by sasquatches turns on like a switch
One thing is certain: the dread response is very real and it can be dangerous to people with heart conditions and other physical handicaps. I feel it can even be dangerous for healthy people that are exposed to the stimulae too often.
If your home borders a sasquatch "hot spot," and you are exposed to the dread response with some regularity, consider moving. It's a form of environmental pollution to be taken seriously--such as living too close to a power relay station or a microwave cell tower--and the health risks it poses are no joking matter. I offer the same advice to those who go "squatching" regularly. Please take care out there. Your long term physical and mental health might well depend upon it.  

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Collectivism is Relative?

Charles Fort: The man who dared ask "why?" His questions were based upon hard, scientific data.

Come what may, we always have the ability to "Question Reality." The world is seldom portrayed accurately by any sort of organized institution of any kind, and there is a very good reason for this: collectivism is a myth. It simply cannot exist on any sort of grand scale without a few supremely powerful people (or non-human entities) controlling the masses.
With enough scrutiny, and a truly autonomous way to analyze the results, common reality quickly breaks down. The imagined wall between natural and supernatural falls into rubble. This barrier is suppositional, not actual. 
Collective reality is a relative state of mind. It exists because we have been indoctrinated as children to subscribe to whatever prevailing Dogma du Jour happens to be the order of the age. That is why the most powerful (human) forces on earth recognize the profundity of the Latin phrase, Ordo ab Chao (Order out of Chaos).
The very idea of "order" is a relative concept that evokes spiritually idealistic meanings. Perhaps it is not surprising that order in this material realm always takes the form of laws, and laws are merely the extension of whomever or whatever holds the reigns of power. This precept can be observed in government, religion, and nature. Any electron microscope will demonstrate how dependent matter truly is upon our expectations for it. 
The poet, William Blake, once wrote, "There is no natural religion." The same can be said for the supernatural: there is no supernatural, for the boundary between the mundane and the extraordinary is suppositional in nature.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

The Djinn-Bigfoot Connection

After bigfooting for over two decades, I can say with some measure of confidence that the creatures share a great deal with myths, eyewitness accounts, and historical descriptions of djinn in (the above) book. Most Americans would be surprised to learn that djinn are widely believed to be huge and hairy in their natural (materialized) state, which they typically prefer to keep hidden from humans. Otherwise, they are thought to remain invisible like ghosts.
Are all bigfoots djinn? Certainly not. But a fair number of bigfoot sightings might actually involve run-ins with the djinn, which often prefer to live in precisely the sort of remote places where sasquatches are said to reside. More than a few sasquatch encounters have taken place in old Indian burial grounds, pioneer graveyards, rural garbage dumps, rock quarries, clear cuts, flood plains, swamps, wet lands, derelict mine shafts, sites of previous car crashes, sites of previous plane crashes, sites of Indian massacres, remote shooting ranges, so-called "haunted" places, and other wastelands. 
That's why my novel is called "Kultus," which literally means, in the Chinook dialect, "no good place." Native Americans generally tried to avoid contact with sasquatches and the places where such creatures tended to be found. In fact, such places were often quarantined by tribes that did not allow their people to go there. Why? Because curious interlopers might bring bad shape-shifting spirits back with them (djinn) and curse the tribe with bad luck, or worse.
I must say, that I've encountered more than a few bigfooters with chronically bad luck, ill health, and even mental problems. Most of them did not start out that way in life. Going into the forest on a quest for an encounter with a bigfoot is enough to make many native Americans shake their heads sadly. And the same can be said in the Middle East when Westerns come in search for djinn.
Let it be known: djinn are not exclusive to the Middle East. People from that part of the world believe that djinn live all around the globe. If you've ever encountered a ghost, or you know somebody that has, it's worth picking up a book about the djinn. It might answer more questions in your life than you thought needed answering. And if you happen to be a long-time bigfooter, this prognostication goes double to you, my friend.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Bigfoot Energy & Synergy

Bigfoots: what you see is what they get

So you want to go bigfooting, eh? Cool. Before you get suckered into a lifestyle with unrealistic expectations and rules to live by, it's worth remembering that there aren't any hard and fast rules. Facilitating a squatch encounter can be as individual as the many different ways that people attempt to facilitate contact with ghosts, for instance.

Yes, believe it or not, in my opinion, sasquatches actually have quite a bit in common with ghosts. They can fully materialize, but I tend to side with Native Americans in concluding that they can also come and go from our dimension. That's why they tend to be so elusive.

If you want to split hairs, I would even go out on a limb and say that bigfoots are more like djinn than ghosts, but we needn't go there since most Americans aren't very familiar with the djinn, at least not directly. Humans in general tend to confuse all sorts of supernatural things and muddle them altogether in a category called "the supernatural." How very convenient for beings like the djinn! It makes their work far easier. As for Americans, our culture has been steered clear of pondering djinn until now. Fictional novels and films about realistic representations of the djinn are finally being published and produced.

As for so-called "ghosts," personally, I do not believe they are the souls of dead people who haven't yet passed on. But we shall save my personal experiences in this regard for another blog entry! Sufffice it to say, that people who have been exposed to ghostly encounters are far more prone to encounter bigfoots, as well as being far more likely to seek out bigfoot activity without even knowing the reasons why. In a great many cases, ghosts are actually djinn, and so are bigfoots!

Squatching is more mental than most people realize. Your thoughts definitely will have an impact on what you experience. As I've said, there are no hard and fast rules when it comes to bigfooting. For some, this involves walking great distances with all sorts of fancy equipment, while to others, it involves an inner journey that starts with "letting go" of mundane reality and letting one's astral self out to roam.

Obviously, it's important to gravitate towards places that have recently produced activity, such as knocking, calls, physical evidence such as footprints and tree breaks, as well as sightings.

For most people, deliberately searching for, and finding, a bigfoot, is harder than plucking a four leafed clover with their eyes blindfolded, but never mind the odds. Intuition can bridge this gap.

You can never know until you try to see the squatch for the trees. For such is the power of "gnosis." In German, the word for science is literally "knowledge craft." I like that impression very much. It helps to break through the crust of crustiness, as well as the hierarchy of egotism.

For what good is science to squatching, or reaching for the stars, if we lose the power to dream? I don't believe in accidental discoveries. Rather, I believe in the power of serendipity. Purposeful, as well as intuitive, knowledge craft can take on many forms and functions, and lest we forget, there are children among us who can help to lead even the most stalwart curmudgeons back into the magical realm of gnosis. The Greek root of education means to "draw out," not to cram a bunch of facts and figures into one's brain.

So . . . maybe it's time to take it on the arches, and go squatching. What do you say?  More times than not, witnesses (even those carrying cameras) do not take home the "money shot" of a forest giant. Considering how many people encounter sasquatches every year, this might seem hard to believe . . . until one considers what Native Americans tend to think about our big brothers of the woods (that they represent more than meets the eye, or the ear, or the nose).

How many people who live in haunted houses manage to catch ghosts on film? Not many. Ahhhh, now you're starting to catch on. Djinn are rumored to live all over the planet, from the deepest seas to the most populous cities. How many photographs of them have you seen? And how about a djinn body? Well, that might prove to be difficult since they are shape shifters and can come and go from matter to plasma energy.

Most people would be disheartened to learn that successful bigfooting involves more conjuring and less hard science. I'm talking about bigfooting that gets results consistently here. This is a fact that a great many bigfooters understandably disagree with, and for good reason: who wants to confront the strong possibility that bigfoots are shape shifting entities made of plasma, which are capable of materializing into the forms of large hairy "giants."
Still, the strong possibility does exist. Contacting sasquatches mentally and with certain types of rituals DO generate results, time and time again. In fact, such invocations are a very ancient form of science called magick. It took me over two decades to learn this hard lesson and once I did, I pretty much gave up my search for bigfoots. I have absolutely NO desire to invoke djinn. What I did want to do was to contact a parallel species of hominid that could have been very ancient indeed. 
The vast majority of all bigfooters (the ones that mange to somehow keep up their pursuit over years) never learn this link (to the djinn) or even come close to figuring out such "riddles in the dark," and I feel bad for them because many of them are being victimized. They are barking up the right tree for the wrong reasons and with the wrong tools at their disposal. This leaves them quite vulnerable to the spirits that play with them like big dangerous cats.
I have seen more than a few lives ruined by contact with "unclean" spirits that hook them to return again and again, no matter if these bigfooters lose their spouses, their money, their jobs, and even their sanity. Of course, the spirits almost never reveal themselves, and if they do it is in predictable forms that bigfooters expect to see.
Why? Because their minds are literally open books for the spirits to take advantage of. This goes double for "paranormal" bigfooters that labor under the delusion that they are pursuing great and noble beings, stewards of the planet, bla bla bla. Especially those unwise enough to engage in telepathy and remote viewing on a regular basis with the "benevolent" bigfoots that are, in reality, anything but friendly, altruistic, or well-meaning, although some djinns do have a moral code they must follow, even though it doesn't really bode well for humans any more than our codes of conduct bode well for the cattle we raise on ranches.
Still interested in going bigfooting? Yes? Well, get back to me if you get "lucky" and actually encounter one. Most people chicken out for the rest of their lives if they get a taste of the real thing. It's a lot different than an episode of Finding Bigfoot, that's for sure!

Our sense of reality certainly seems to change upon encountering a being that is not of this world. Then again, what is our reality, exactly? A great many philosophers have argued that common experience is determined by mundane expectations. Expectations often precede encounters with supernatural beings. Bigfoots are well aware of the complex interrelationship between thought and experience.

You might even say they are masters of transforming their experiences by utilizing mental constructs and tools, so to speak. They can also transform the experiences of human beings, and this can be quite disconcerting to a person that has been indoctrinated all of his or her life to believe that material existence is, of necessity, separate from one's state of mind (expectations and beliefs).

When our eyes are opened to the transmundane, the world has not changed; it is our individual vantage point that has undergone a transformation. Plus que les choses changent plus que de rester le même: the more that things change, the more they stay the same.

Contrary to what your parents probably taught you as a child, ghosts ARE real and what you think (focus on / attract) CAN hurt you. On the positive side, your safety can also be ensured through a few sensible precautions when in the presence of a djinn/sasquatch. I will save that lesson for another blog entry! Happy squatching!

Please don't blame your parents for misinforming you of some very important childlike insights. It's no accident that our society shirks such primally universal instincts: the financial kingpins that run Planet Earth know exactly what they are doing because they are very much involved in the ancient occult sciences (magick).