future imperative – part II

Hands up …

all who had a go at relocating
their mornings,
to evening.

To those who wanted to, but became inertiated, stay tuned for the unluminating article getting set to follow this series.

For the upstarts evestarts let me pose a few questions:

Who found that their day felt fuller, rounder & more their ‘own’?

Who noticed a feeling of connection that came from waking to a day at whose birth …

they had been present?

Who made an effort to learn or begin something new before they went to bed knowing that while sleeping their mind was building upon it?

Who stuck with downlow-ding programmes, moovies, conspiracy fear or internet porn?

Tsk tsk.

Never mind I think we are still making headway bellyway.

Lets continue by taking the darkness to a deeper level.

Well someone’s got to.


If the most natural place to begin the new day is at sundown, where would the most natural opening for the new year be found?

yeah right …

If the birth of our days was shunted into clock-time & light worship, it stands to reasonable reason that our years have been …

… birthed in illumination too.

What if the fate controllers
used a spotlight to
entrance us

… a flashy entrance.

Let us pray ask:

If the darkness heralds new life, why
on earth
is a sun god used to usher in
each NEW year?

In most traditions …

… Yule (aka Christmas) is celebrated as the rebirth of the Great God, who is viewed as the newborn solstice sun

… time passes …

Oh god, that was close, I so nearly made a complete fool of myself.

I thought I’d stumbled upon another ‘conspiracy’ regarding the usurpation of the night by the light.

Luckily I found the TRUTH & can now bring it to light just for you, my esteemed readers.


but …

… seven days after the birth of the once & future king Jezeus,
his mother, the ever-virgin Mary,
gave birth …

… to a belated twin, called Neo.

That is why the ptb created Neo New Years Day at this time.

New Year’s Day is observed on January 1 …

the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar used in ancient Rome.

I had stupidly leaped to a conclusion, based upon my recent understanding of dark beginnings, that something overhanded was afoot.

Those twelve glittering, fairied-light days of Christmas spanning the bridge of time between solstice & the ‘Western’ New Year had seemed so … strange – & then with the Epiphany & all …

Twelfth Night is followed by the Feast of the Epiphany on 6 January

Epiphany … “manifestation”, “striking appearance” … meaning …

… “vision of God… celebrates the revelation of …

God the Son as a human being in Jesus Christ

… well you know it all just ummm seemed so very … solar & suspicious, I do apologise for jumping to conclusions.

It’s funny though, cos there were societies that happily began their New Year in full darkness:

The Celtic year began with Samhain. Celebrated around 31 October, it was a time of deliberate misrule and contrariness … It was also a time when the veil between this world and the Otherworld was thought to be so thin that the dead could return to warm themselves at the hearths of the living

… as well as their days

To the Celts, time was circular rather than linear. This is reflected in their commencing each day, and each festival, at dusk rather than dawn … It is also reflected in their year beginning with the festival of…

Samhain on 31 October, when nature appears to be dying down

Samhain … is the most important date in the Pagan calendar as it marks …

… the death of one year and the birth of another

Samhain … is seen as a festival of darkness

The three days of Samhain were … a time out of time to honor the forces of chaos … a time to reclaim the value of the darkness

I often talk over ideas with my son. He has the ability to switch views in an instant & look from an opposing angle. He never attacks my ideas but often helps to ground them, or round them out.

He saw no reason why the beginning of the year couldn’t be anywhere. You may think the same way. After all a year is not a ‘real’ thing that you can pin down.

However as a usable structure with which to leap forward into the future, this time we more commonly know as Halloween may be very user-friendly.

We are told time is cyclical. Certainly our lives seem uber-cyclical as we endlessly:

doze & dream too long in this place

Why is it that …

the veil between this world and the afterlife is at its thinnest point of the whole year“?

Is it because this is where the join is, in our circular trajectory?

Is this the place where we are teeter on the tip of the tail of the ouroburos before …

… swallowing another cycle of same-old same-old?

I am now going to play an awful / funny / relieving / sanity inducing or cruel joke on you (depending upon your 2012 stance of view).

Try not to hate or love me too much.

You see if the year begins in the place of
deepest-darkness & thinnest-veilness
then 2012 began
on November 1st last year
& as such
the ‘big date’ of  2012 has been
& gone.

But hey it’s ok, there is still a mystery to be solved – for you can now spend the rest of your life trying to remember just what you were doing the day that world ended.

Speaking of world’s ending, let’s take a moment to contemplate death – just a moment mind you, it gets way to much of our attention at the best of times.

If we continue with our theme of returning the darkness to balance (not takeover mind you), we really have to question the 11th Commandment:

“Go to the light”
(after your candle has been snuffed out)

That programming is incessant is it not?

Funny how they chose a woman of Terminating fame to
enhance that ‘loving’ message.

If darkness is the first requirement of life, why would we go towards the light?

Perhaps I’m being too negative, I guess I’d better lighten up …

Always Look on the Bright Side of Life” … was originally featured in the 1979 film Monty Python’s Life of Brian … In 2005, a survey by Music Choice showed that it was the third most popular song Britons would like played at their funerals

Funny that.

Because the lyrics seem so spot on you don’t do a double take on the last line

Life’s a piece of shit,
When you look at it.
Life’s a laugh and death’s a joke, it’s true.
You’ll see it’s all a show,
Keep ’em laughing as you go.
Just remember that the last laugh is on you”

Only now as I contemplate the light fanaticism of our world do I wonder just how telling that little drive towards the bright light is:

death’s a joke … Just remember that the last laugh is on you

Perhaps the very act of going toward the light is what keeps us recycling the ouroburos – perhaps we need to question the …

… light/LIE(t) that lies at the end of every tunnel.

The more time I spend out at night the more refreshed I feel. I can take walks in the dark & not feel tired at all.

Please understand that I am in no way out to start a war on light. The image I have is of a piece of paper that has been bent in one direction.

Before we can return it to its more natural, centred position we have to bend it back the other way first.

You know the amount of ways that light
has been pushed upon us
beggars belief.

The term Dark Ages is used to suggest a time of backwardness, filth & disease. The super-fabulous modern world had its roots in enlightenment. And it has worked religiously scientifically to bring EVERYTHING to light in the name of TRUTH (which of course is just another name for light).

In the name of truth & light we have killed, experimented & caused unbelievable suffering.

Bringing things to light is so ‘normal’ now that we accept as natural one of the most disgusting & perverted acts of our civilisation.


What is an autopsy but the re-enactment of the pre-Columbian Mesoamerican sacrifices?

What is a pathologist but the new Aztec priest
of the sun/light worshipping West?

Why was SUNday made …

‘God’s’ day
while …

MOONday became our goddess of despair?

It appears that sacrifice of night to exalt the light of day, may require appeasement:

Pardon, goddess of the night,
Those that slew thy virgin knight;
For the which, with songs of woe,
Round about her tomb they go.
Midnight, assist our moan;
Help us to sigh and groan,
Heavily, heavily …” ~ Much Ado about Nothing – Shakespeare

In Much Ado about Nothing, the feminine (named Hero – aka the virgin knight) is advised by a priest of the sun god…

… to feign death in order to ‘win back’/teach her ‘Lord’, a much needed lesson.

I wonder, did the darkness in some way go willingly from our world to show it/she had no antagonism toward the light or to try & teach it something?

That would have been all very well, had it worked. But it has not.

The light encamped out here now seems to have no self restraint at all – it wills only to stamp its truth & order on everything under its beady eye:

Annuit cœptis … is one of two mottos on the reverse side of the Great Seal of the United States … Taken from the Latin words annuo … “to nod” or “to approve“, and coeptum … “commencement, undertaking”, it is literally translated, “He approves (has approved) of the undertakings“.” wiki

Let’s play from a French angle. Well French is …

… big in the US

A nod’s as good as a wink to a blind bat.

co-option … is an act of absorbing or assimilating. It is normally used in the context of a group of persons assimilating a weaker or smaller group, with the intention of neutralizing a threat from the weaker group” wiki

Meanwhile back at the ranch …

The phrase Novus ordo seclorum (Latin for “New Order of the Ages“) appears on the reverse of the Great Seal of the United States

Is the oh so hyped New World Order simply a putsch to remove darkness from the world?

The Age of Enlightenment …

… was a cultural movement of intellectuals in 18th century Europe and the American colonies. Its purpose was to reform society using reason  … and advance knowledge through science

I’m running out of my time atm, so it looks like we will be having a trilogy rather than the twin-piece I thought this would be. If I had more of my time I would find the quote where Edward de Bono sees the trumped up Renaissance as an almost sad day for mankind. We have been told we are the most enlightened civilisation humanity has ever had.

We have 2000% percent more truth than ever before.

I would like to suggest that we haven’t really gone anywhere.

When our enlighteners puffed up the world by making it …

round instead of flat, & put the sun …

… at the centre of the universe, we supposedly gained the light of (scientific & measurable) truth.

What we failed to see was that while the right hand was giving us enlightenment, the right foot was stamping out the gifts of darkness. Force humanity to exalt only what can be seen with the eye while removing the significance of the darkness/night, & the world is once more flattened.

To decrease the emphasis on the visual, simply turning out the lights and practicing in the dark can change everything. Classes held during power failures have been some of our most memorable experiences. Awareness of surroundings actually improves when students must rely on alternate senses.”

Balance requires the blending of two roads to create one journey:

The roots of a tulip react by growing away from light; the stem grows towards light” – Martin Seligman.

As we quickly approach Samhain / Halloween, it might be a powerful time to re-connect with darkness in whatever way suits you.

If we are on the cusp of a new year it might be a powerful time to review the year that is passing & let go of all the baggage you really do not need or want in your future.

Anything that has been shovelled down our throats via the light is worth talking note of. One of those things is being in the present moment. The present moment is supremely important, but without a direction anchored in the future we go round in circles.

Make some big plans now, even if they are completely impossible.

A little more still to come …

October 28, 2012. Uncategorized.


  1. Clare Daniel replied:

    you know it just hit me Interpol’s debut album is called Turn on the Bright Lights… I’m going to have to listen to it, and potentially their whole catalogue, again to see if i can feel something i hadn’t felt before.

    Were you being sincere with what you said about Mary giving birth to Neo?

    I’m resonating with your train of thought here all over the place, and particularly this

    “Force humanity to exalt only what can be seen with the eye while removing the significance of the darkness/night, & the world is once more flattened.”

    a thought i sometimes think is how our eyes are the most convincing tools of deception, that lull us into believing the lie that what we ‘need’ is somewhere outside of us. it’s like the standard, default mode of being human is to look externally for nourishment, but the highest nourishment can only come from dedicated training in the opposite.

    something along those lines anyway. it’s a thought i haven’t thought in a long time, and you helped rekindle it here. thank you.

  2. alex robinson replied:

    Hello Claire
    We might suggest they put the eye on top of the pyramid to show us how isolated & vulnerable it is without its brother & sister senses to give it the feedback it desperately needs to function properly. The eye has been isolated & forced into solitary confinement. It’s closet neighbour is the ear which is also under constant bombardment – just look at how many ears these days are plugged with earphones.

    The intensity of the attack on the senses is extreme. Add to that the straight-jacket of the cult if ‘identity / individualism’ & its very, very hard to move.
    If you focus on creating you are no longer absorbed in yourself – you can breathe, your senses can start to breathe again too. The best medicine for all this madness seems to be in ‘creating’ – when you play second fiddle to something you give life to.

    Apologies if I tricked you :) – there is no Neo – I do like to make my readers ‘work’, as well as engaging their silliness & using their senses rather than handing them things on a plate :)

    very best to you & your future

    • Clare Daniel replied:

      sly man… i had a small inclination that you’d put the neo reference in to make sure we were paying attention, but as i’m new here i didn’t want to presume either way.

      from now on, i shall have my fox goggles firmly applied, but not too tight.

      i hear what you’re saying with the eye, ears and attack on the senses. it truly is a suffocation isn’t it? and our last breath is whatever we can get a handle on. with creating, would you say that creation could even take place in simply allowing your imagination to roam free in places you’d typically have headphones in for? say walking on the way to work or traveling on a train/bus.

      Alex… if god is that internal voice of intuition inside each of us, who we hear loudest when our minds are silent and still, then… my mind is whizzing with thoughts about ipod promotion, and how music streaming is so cheap and readily available on phones. this will take time to digest.

      what you were saying about the cult of identity/individualism, do you have any chat you can suggest that expands on that direction, to give me a little bit of a firmer footing with what it’s all about? when i was doing a lot of intense self reflecting last year, i stumbled onto realising how so many people i knew cared more for their own sense of identity and individuality than the truth, and, to be very brief, it kind of destroyed my sense of contentment. been rebuilding ever since.

      oh and…

      Happy New Year! ;)

  3. Michael Skaggs replied:

    Thoroughly enjoyable Alex and well woven!

    More ponderings for me now! Solar/lunar, God/Satan, Yin/Yang, Positive/Negative, and the Cycles between. Time has been stolen from us rather and used by the Gregorian Corporations to benefit them while dis-jointing humanity from its natural state. So I must jest in who wrote the saying “Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man, healthy, wealthy, and wise”. Another Solar Deity perhaps, nest’ pa?

    It appears that Hurricane Sandy will be blowing in right around Samhain.

    Be well my friend!

  4. Mark replied:

    Another great post, Alex.
    I don’t have a great deal to add at this point, still “digesting” it so to speak. What came to mind though is this constant vilification of the moon in the “truth” movement. I’m starting to think it needs to be looked at in a whole new way.

    Looking forward to the next one!

  5. persephone replied:

    great post!

  6. Dennis replied:

    To shine is to reflect . Time to reflect on the 64 squares of a Chess game. Embrace one’s dark side,become one with it. I almost all ways enjoy Alex the word smith. The Hunter’s moon will shine/reflect tonite. Shineforth brave souls. Dennis

  7. alex robinson replied:

    Good one Michael – early to bed might have meant not seeing the night at all.

    I was noticing here in NZ with daylight saving how much longer I have to ‘wait’ for night. I used to follow along with the crowd & say ‘great we get more daylight in summer’ – no one ever suggested that the night might be wonderful.

    I hope your New Year will be glorious

    Thanks Mark
    I have seen a little of the vilification you speak of. It seems we can twist anything any way we wish. I have been twisting the light, tho’ I think it can handle it.

    Perhaps it would be a lot healthier for all if play was incorporated & the journey was one of exploration rather than vilification.

    Wishing you a splendid new year

    Thanks Persephone & very best for the new year

    Wonderful Dennis

    “reflection (n.) late 14c., in reference to surfaces, from L.L. reflexionem (nom. reflexio) “a reflection,” lit. “a bending back” .”

    that is exactly what I suggested we are trying to do here, unfold the bent paper (fanaticism with light) & bend it back the other way.

    Happy new year to you

  8. Flavia replied:

    Because of my job first and then because of my son I go to sleep very early and miss every sunset especially in summer. But we wake up early in the morning when it’s dark and the city is still sleeping.
    5 in the morning is a very quiet hour, I started to enjoy darkness much more now then before.
    I named my son akira…. means ” light”…
    Won’t regret it but I feel now the brainwashing also coming from Japanese culture both modern and ancient.

    Thank you for writing, I find your opinions interesting and often you make me reflect about things

  9. alex robinson replied:

    Hi Claire
    I may have tricked you when I didn’t mean to, as I am the worst kind of man – a woman :)

    Creation is far more than imagination or intuition, I recommend the works of Robert Fritz, esp his books Creating & The Path of Least Resistance to get a handle on what creating is & the central position it can/should hold in our lives. Also he has some clear sighted & grounded ideas about identity – I’d start there. That being said never let anyone be your guru, the centre of your life must always belong to you, others can simply show a different angle..

    I also suggest rekindling play – lighten up where possible, don’t let anything being so sacred hat you can’t play with it – you can travel farther & deeper thro play than maybe any other method.

    Happy travelling & very best to you

    Thanks Flavia
    At the end of the day it’s not about making ‘darkness’/night the new god, it’s about creating a momentum that is advantageous for us so we can move where we want to, instead of looping in the same circles over & over. I went out for a walk earlier – the same route I have walked many times but it was also different because I was different – having made some significant changes in my perceptions, that’s what matters I think, using this reality well requires us to work with the dualities, rather than sinking into one or the other.

    very best to you & your son

  10. transcenddesigns replied:

    what makes your eyes really open more than the pitch dark does…?

    nothing (except maybe some entheogens :)

    interesting how both have been vilified so…

    Bravo, and wonderfully eye opening…!

    Once again!



  11. Clare Daniel replied:

    Och… sorry about confusing your gender, i blushed a little when i read that.

    thanks for the recommendations and advice, unsteady place at the moment and earnestly trying to ground myself in the simplest way. i had a brief look into the Fritz books and they sound interesting, i’ll be giving them a wee devour for ideas.

  12. alex robinson replied:

    Many thanks Brad – remember to shade those eyes when the light gets too bright :)

    No worries Clare :)
    I think many of us are in unsteady places now, maybe that’s to help all the unnecessary baggage we carry, shake loose. Robert Fritz’s latest blog article might be of use too:

  13. Nick Dean replied:

    I have sometimes worked nights, sleeping between 9am and 6pm usually, and I found I thrived on that schedule despite all the talk about night workers being unhealthy and psychologically troubled.

    Lovely, gentle, thought provoking stuff as usual, AR.

  14. alex robinson replied:

    Thanks Nick – imagine a world where people listen to real people instead of experverts as Fitzy calls them.

    very best to you

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