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"Stop Arguing For Your Limitations: 14 Common Excuses" by Andrea Schulman (

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Have you ever noticed that people will argue over just about anything? No matter what your point or your position, there always seems to be an argument for the opposing side.The positive side of all of this arguing? Well, it means we always have…Continue

"7 Keys To Higher Consciousness Based On The Teachings Of Hawaiian Shamen" by Paul Lenda (

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A long time ago, Hawaii was a mystical and magical place (and still is today in many ways). What made Hawaii especially magical in ages past was that there were shamans called Kahunas that lived on its emerald islands. It is said that these…Continue

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Translation is a 5-step process using syllogistic reasoning to transform man and the universe back into Being. Being is the perfect, essential nature of all, and through the process of Translation, Reality is uncovered and thus revealed. Through word tracking, getting to the essence of the words you are using to express your current view of reality, you are uncovering Essence, which is the only true reality.

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Word-Built World


adjective: Characterized by thievery or trickery.
From Autolycus, the son of Hermes and Chione in Greek mythology, who was skilled in theft and trickery. He was able to make himself (or things he touched) invisible, which greatly helped him in his trade. Shakespeare named a con artist after Autolycus in A Winter’s Tale. Earliest documented use: 1890.
--robot:  slave derived from Czech and Polish robota or robot, root of orphan.
--sunderance:  to break into two or more pieces or parts; to sever. 
--postprandial, during or relating to the period after dinner or lunch.

--paracosm:  prolonged fantasy world invented by children; can have a definite geography and history and language.

--frabjous:  fabulous, joyous, great, wonderful.

--Omertà (noun)  As practiced by the Mafia, a code of silence about criminal activity and a refusal to give evidence to authorities.

--animus meaning both malevolent ill will and an inner masculine part of the female personality.

--HaShem (lit. "the name") is used in Judaism to refer to God, when avoiding God's more formal title, Adonai (lit. "My Master").

--peloton:  the main body of riders in a bicycle race (from French, literally, ball).
--genocide:  coined in 1944 by Raphael Lemkin from the Greek genus for race and the Latin -cide for killing.
--technocracy (n):  the government or control of society or industry by an elite of technical experts.

--nice: from Latin nescius ‘ignorant,’ from nescire ‘not know.’

--sapiosexual (n): a person who is sexually attracted to intelligence in others; (adj) of, or relating to, finding intellectual stimulation sexually arousing. Sapiosexual is a recently constructed word that has come into common usage, particularly on social networking sites where people are self-identifying as sapiosexual. It is a concatenation of the latin root sapio-sapiens meaning wise or intelligent and the latin root -sexualis as it pertains to sexual preferences.

--keen:  (noun) a wailing lament for the dead; (verb) to wail in lamentation for the dead.

--rebus:  a representation of a word or phrase by pictures, symbols, etc., that suggest that word or phrase or its syllables:  "Two gates and a head is a rebus for Gateshead."

--allow from the Latin ad + laudare meaning "to praise."

--heretic from the Greek hairetikos meaning "able to choose."

--credit from credo meaning "I believe."

--pattern is from the Latin pater, meaning father.

--carcinoma, a malignant tumor of epithelial origin.

--epithelium and feminine derive from the Greek thele, meaning nipple.

--masturbation, disturbing male seed.

--orthodoxy, straight thinking.

--philanthropy, lover of mankind.

--apocalypse, from Greek, meaning an unveiling, a moment in which something is revealed that changes our perception of everything (definition via Nathan Schneider).

--lucubration, 1. Laborious study or meditation. 2. Writing produced by laborious effort or study, especially pedantic or pretentious writing.

--lubricious, easily led astray, slippery, especially as it relates to sexuality.

--Fear, uncertainty and doubt (FUD) is a tactic used in sales, marketing, public relations, politics and propaganda.  The term originated to describe disinformation tactics in the computer hardware industry but has since been used more broadly (via Wikipedia).

--courage from the French coeur meaning heart.

calligraphy, from Latin meaning beautiful writing.

--condign, worthy, deserved.

--concupiscence, fleshly desire.

--pizzle, the penis of an animal.

--encomium, glowing praise.

--theosis, becoming divine by degree.

--epiphany, appearance or manifestation of a divine being.

--both testify and testicle come from the Latin testis which refers to the the practice of testifying by holding onto your testicles.

--dominion comes from the Latin dominus meaning Lord.

--danger comes from the Latin root dominium meaning ownership.

--thaumaturge comes from Greek thauma meaning "miracle" and ergon meaning "work," therefore "miracle worker."

--idiot comes from Greek idios  which means “one’s own, peculiar to oneself.” We see it in our English word idiosyncrasy and idiomatic—and it is where we get the word idiot, or a person who is consumed with himself.

--approve from prove which comes from pro- meaning in favor and bus meaning to be.  So approve means to be in favor of being.

--diagnosis from Greek dia- meaning through and Greek gnosis meaning knowing.

--peripatetic:  disciple of Aristotle from Greek  peripatetikos "given to walking about" (especially while teaching), from peripatein, from peri- "around" + patein"to walk." Aristotle's custom was to teach while strolling through the Lyceum in Athens.

--gullible from Middle English cull meaning to pluck or gather.

--reify:  to regard (something abstract) as a material or concrete thing.

--debt from Latin debere meaning to to owe, originally, to keep something away from someone.

--experience from Latin periculum meaning to attempt or to fail, also fear.  An expert is one who has experienced.

--resource from Latin resurgere meaning resurrection.

--rival from Latin rivus meaning stream or river.

--contumelious from Latin contumelia meaning insolently abusive

--restaurant from French restaurer meaning to restore

--gossip from godsibbling (similar to godmother or godfather)

--obey from Latin oboedire meaning to listen to and audire meaning to hear

--afford from a- meaning in the state of and forth meaning to go forward

--Providence meaning the state of being provided for from Latin pro meaning forward and videre meaning to see

--infant comes from Latin infans meaning without speech

--axiom comes from Greek axios meaning worthy

--atom comes from the Latin atomus meaning indivisible

--bad comes from the Old English baeddel meaning effeminate man



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Excerpts from New Thought Alliance Bulletin (1918)

Posted by Mike Zonta on February 7, 2016 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

Phineas Parkhurst Quimby (February 16, 1802 - January 16, 1866) was an American spiritual teacher and founder of the New Thought Movement. Quimby was a philosopher, magnetizer, mesmerist, healer, and inventor, who resided in Belfast, Maine, and had an office in Portland, Maine.…


Four-letter words

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Buddhism and Translation.

Posted by Richard A. Branam on February 5, 2016 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

I looked up Buddhist attributes this week and was very pleasantly shocked at the absolute capacity between Buddhism and Translation. 7 Virtue's of Buddhism! Barbara O'Brien is a Buddhist expert. Happy Friday!

1) Altruism- selfless concern for others.

2)Right action;



5) Love;

6)Happiness for others;


I purchased a number of books, The Christ within-lillian De Water's, Emmanuel…



Posted by Richard A. Branam on February 4, 2016 at 3:30pm 2 Comments

Edward Bernay's ; Propaganda is great material for ( un-hypnosis) of ( neo-tech) old lie's told in new words? Translation, R.H.S. ing. Propaganda.jpg…


Bentinho Massaro on 3rd to 6th Density Consciousness (8 minute video)

Posted by Ben Gilberti on February 3, 2016 at 4:00pm 1 Comment

The first two and a half minutes discuss in relation to the Course in Miracles, but the rest applies to Translation:…


Portrait of Moise Kisling, 1915 by Amedeo Modigliani

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Portrait of Moise Kisling, 1915 by Amedeo Modigliani

Portrait of Moise Kisling, 1915

Amedeo Modigliani

Amedeo Modigliani…


God Admits He Was In Pretty Bad Place While Creating Universe (

Posted by Mike Zonta on February 2, 2016 at 4:12pm 0 Comments

THE HEAVENS—Saying He was dealing with a lot of stuff at the time, God Almighty, Our Lord and Heavenly Father, admitted to reporters Monday that He was in a pretty bad place when He created the universe. “To be honest, it’s kind of hard for me to look at these days—it just brings me back to a real…


Sex - The Secret Gate to Eden (Gnostic Teachings)

Posted by Richard A. Branam on January 31, 2016 at 2:46pm 0 Comments,

This is a must watch about our creative capacity, sex energy, unity or androgynous being all equaling the same capacity. trying to download same? I had a marvelous dream about a huge snake, eating all my life stuff, first it ate my bird, I'm a Scorpio, which is also an Eagle, as in Phoenix rising. And I was living in my parents house where I grew up as was my huge snake, 30 feet long…



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    In the Name of Sanity by Lewis Mumford
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    Iron John by Robert Bly
    Annabel by Kathleen Winter
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    The Mind Parasites by Colin Wilson
    Pain, Sex and Time by Gerald Heard
    A Vindication of Love -- Reclaiming Romance for the Twenty-First Century by Cristina Nehring
    Boyhood with Gurdjieff by Fritz Peters
    The Passion of the Western Mind by Richard Tarnas
    Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl
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    Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein
    The Five Ages of Man by Gerald Heard
    The World's Religions by Huston Smith
    The Case for God by Karen Armstrong
    From Eternity to Here: The Quest for the Ultimate Theory of Time by Sean Carroll



    "You are an individuation of infinite mind. You are an individuation of creative intuition. Being an individuation of infinite mind, you know what to do, and you will do it; you know what to say, and you will say it; you know what to write and you will write it."

    "A problem is basically the world telling us it's larger than we thought it was."

    --Hanz Bolen, H.W., M.

    "God is a lot more complex than we know.  And a lot sexier.'

    --Mike Zonta, H.W., M.

    "The conscious mind has never won an argument with the unconscious."

    --Al Haferkamp, H.W., M.

    "Do you know what Theodore Roosevelt said about hunting grizzly bears? The thrill is in overcoming your own fear." -- Cool Lester Smooth from "The Wire"

    "God is a circle whose center is everywhere and circumference nowhere.”

    --Pythagorean philosopher Timaeus of Locri (420–380 BCE)

    "All real living is meeting”

    --Martin Buber

    "If you knew all this shit [philosophy], you'd be unfuckwithable."

    --22-year-old student of philosophy

    "If it's an essential mission, God sends a team."

    --Hanz Bolen, H.W., M.

    "I don't live in a physical world.  I live in a world that acts physical."

    --Roland Campos


    "Handsome is a sort of kindness."

    --Mike Zonta


    "My experiences are temporary, but Truth is eternal".
    --Bulent Tokgoz


    "It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell."



    "Translation [and Releasing the Hidden Splendour] is a form of worship."

    --Melissa Derfler and the online FYL group


    “Never think of results, just do!”



    "The ear longs to hear what the heart already knows."



    "Occupy Yourself!"

    --David Wilcox


    "Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be."
    --Raaj Sharma


    "Curb your God."

    --bumper sticker


    "When I create art, it's like holding hands with God."

    --Robert Mapplethorpe


    "When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will truly know peace."

    --Sri Chinmoy Ghose


    "I'm the one that has to die when it's time for me to die, so let me live my life the way I want to." 
    --Jimi Hendrix


    “In religion and politics people's beliefs and convictions are in almost every case gotten at second-hand, and without examination, from authorities who have not themselves examined the questions at issue but have taken them at second-hand from other non-examiners, whose opinions about them were not worth a brass farthing.”

    --Mark Twain


    "My heart is like a toilet door!  There are names marked all over it."

    --from the French film Toi and Moi (You and Me).


    "History doesn't repeat itself, but it does rhyme."

    --Mark Twain


    "Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth."
    --Henry David Thoreau 


    "The mind loves truth and so does the body."



    "I'm afraid of losing my obscurity.  Genuineness only thrives in the dark.  Like celery."

    --Aldous Huxley


    "There is a light that shines beyond all things on earth, beyond the highest, the very highest heavens. This is the light that shines in your heart."
     -- Chandogya Upanishad
    "Love believes all things  and yet is never deceived."
    --Soren Kierkegaard


    "My life is not mine."



    "Every man has inside himself a parasitic being who is acting not at all to his advantage."

    --William S. Burroughs


    "Our deepest fears are like dragons guarding our deepest treasure."

    --Rainer Maria Rilke


    "Everyone has got some preconceptions, but you have to readjust them in front of reality.  Reality has the last word."

    --Henri Cartier-Bresson


    "Love?  What is it?  Most natural pain killer what there is.  LOVE."

    --William S. Burrough's final journal entry


    "We acquire the strength we have overcome."

    --Ralph Waldo Emerson


    "I am all other men."



    “Man is, that he might have joy.”

    --Joseph Smith


    "To the man who can perfectly practice inaction, all things are possible."

    --Ernest Holmes in Science of Mind



    "People will forget what you say, but they will never forget how you make them feel."
    --Tom Asacker


    "We have a right to know the truth; no right to ask anything else from God, but the right to know that."
    -- J.M. Barrie in Tommy and Grizel

    "If you don't believe in something greater than yourself, you'll never do anything greater than yourself."
    --nun on Oprah

    "Boredom is the child of self-centeredness."
    --The Grand Lizard Andrews

    "There is no duty we so much underrate as the duty of being happy."
    --Robert Louis Stevenson

    "Forgiveness is giving up the hope that your life could have been any different."

    "When I was born I was so surprised I didn't talk for a year and a half."
    --Gracie Allen

    "Don't look at me like I've gotten old or something like that."
    --Clint Eastwood

    "Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love."
    --Martin Luther King Jr.

    "Peace is not something you wish for; it’s something you make, something you do, something you are, and something you give away”
    --Robert Fulghum

    "I REFUSE to participate in a recession."
    --bumper sticker

    "We believe . . . different from Wall Street. We believe customer No. 1, employee No. 2, and shareholder No. 3. This is my religion."
    --Jack Ma, Alibaba Group

    "Fear is a choice."
    --Kurtis Matthews, San Francisco Comedy College

    "Don't Believe Everything You Think"
    --bumper sticker

    "One thing that comes out in myths is that at the bottom of the abyss comes the voice of salvation. The black moment is the moment when the real message of transformation is going to come. At the darkest moment comes the light."
    --Joseph Campbell

    "When people asked [Jacques Cousteau], 'Well, Captain, what do you expect to find?' he always said, 'If I knew, I wouldn't go.'"
    --Jean-Michel Cousteau, his son

    "Let life happen to you. Life is in the right, always."
    --Rainer Maria Rilke

    "And, as [Picasso] said, at the end of his life, he was in dialogue with the old masters, Rembrandt, Velasquez, Rubens. He thought he was talking to them and that they were talking back to him through his art."
    --Gary Tinterow, The Met, New York

    “The world breaks everyone but afterwards many are strong at the broken places.”
    --Ernest Hemingway

    "Inside every head is a different world."
    --skateboarder in San Francisco

    "Thank God our time is now, when wrong comes up to meet us everywhere, never to leave us till we take the longest stride of soul men ever took."
    --Christopher Fry

    "If you're neurotic and you think, I'm not where I deserve to be or my mother didn't love me, or blah, blah, blah, that lie, that neurotic vision, takes over your life and you're plagued by it 'til it's cleansed. In a play, at the end of the play, the lie is revealed. [T]he better the play is, the more surprising and inevitable the lie is, as Aristotle told us. Plays are about lies."
    --David Mamet

    "If you want to be a writer, you don't want to live in a comfortable place."
    --Benjamin Alire Saenz

    "Choose your leaders with wisdom and forethought. To be led by a coward is to be controlled by all that the coward fears. To be led by a fool is to be led by the opportunists who control the fool. To be led by a thief is to offer up your most precious treasures to be stolen. To be led by a liar is to ask to be lied to. To be led by a tyrant is to sell yourself and those you love into slavery."
    --Octavia Butler

    "And the day came when the risk it took to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."
    --Anais Nin

    "Often people think that it's a question of adrenaline, [that] it's an adrenaline addiction. I think what they are addicted to essentially is brotherhood. It's a very healthy impulse that is taking place in a very unhealthy place."
    --Sebastian Junger on troops in combat

    "If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, infinite."
    --William Blake in The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

    "Love well, be loved and do something of value."

    "Tread softly upon the earth because the faces of the unborn look up at you."
    --James Cameron quoting Brazilian tribal saying

    "You don't attract what you want. You attract what you are."
    --Wayne Dyer

    "We will go through the gate. If the gate is closed, we will go over the fence. If the fence is too high, we will pole vault in. If that doesn't work, we will parachute in."
    --Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi

    "Most stuff that is genuine is better left unsaid."
    --J.D. Salinger

    "If things don't seem out of control, you're not going fast enough."
    -- Mario Andretti

    "We see things not as they are, but as we are."
    -- Anais Nin

    "A change in the weather is sufficient to re-create the world and ourselves."
    -- Marcel Proust

    "The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man."
    -- George Bernard Shaw

    ". . . the only difference between you and God is that you have forgotten that you are divine."
    -- Peter Solomon in The Lost Symbol

    "Have an open-mind, but don't let your brains fall out."
    -- Jacob Needleman

    "When thought races ahead of Being, a civilization is racing towards destruction."
    -- Jacob Needleman in his new book What is God?

    "A great man knows he is not God, and the greater he is the better he knows it."
    -- G.K. Chesterton

    “Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only at night.”
    -- Edgar Allan Poe

    "Give thanks to unknown blessings already on their way."
    -- Native American proverb at cafe in San Francisco

    “To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you like everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.”
    –e.e. cummings



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