Posts Tagged ‘Clif High’


I’d like to direct interested parties to a couple of things:

A)  A discussion on the Church Handbook of Instructions (considering that the new one – the 2010 Church Handbook of Instructions – will be given out on Nov. 13th), it’s history and how it relates to us.

B)  A really good interview (available for free until Friday) with Clif High of HalfPastHuman.com.  Think it might be good to listen to it while it’s still free.  Quite pertinent to life, if I do say so myself.  And, since it’s only free for another day or two, I’d advise reserving some time tonight or tomorrow night to listen to it.  It just might be that important.


Just wanted to give a heads up to whomever might be interested.  Today, Thursday 06/24/2010, Clif High of HalfPastHuman.com will be interviewed over on the Jeff Rense show.  Here are the details:

Show:  Jeff Rense Show

Day:  06/24/2010

Time:  8pm – 10pm Pacific Coast Time

Link for the show:  http://www.renseradio.com/listenlive.htm

And, I also thought I’d add a brief note from a blip of the most recent Shape of Things to Come Report that was published this past Monday, which you can buy here (good read).

This was the conclusion of that most recent report.  I’d add more, but you really wouldn’t be getting the full picture of what they’re reporting and I’d be running up against copyright issues.  Clif undoubtedly goes through a lot of work (especially mental from what I’ve read of the processes and the actual information they see coming up so prevalently) to keep this project running and I’m not about to pirate his stuff for my measly post here…but I will pimp his interview.  This just gives a good glimpse of something and sets the stage for the interview.  I’ve only heard Clif High once previously on Coast to Coast AM, but it was well worth the time to stay up to listen to it.  No doubt this one will also be fun.  I’ll certainly be up listening, just to see what the Universe might be telling me, and would recommend it to anyone who might stumble upon this post.

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Conclusion:

“We (humans) are all doomed.  Not only at the personal level, but now, thanks to the rituals of TPTB, perhaps at the species level.  If ever there was a Summer of Change, this is it.  Here at HPH we choose large scale context labels for periods just as a convenience for internal discussions.  This year, 2010, has been labeled as the year of separation (completion of past trends).  The label of ‘year of separation’ has an internal context that includes the idea of [completion (of trends)] as well as [shift beyond transition].  Into ‘what’, has always been an issue, but setting ‘what comes next’ aside, we need to report that a number of people, including those of us here at HPH are undergoing changes that seem bent on ‘separating’ us from previous life trends, taking us in new directions.

“As part of a personal ‘separation’, I realized that interviews are a pain in the ass.  It takes time to prepare, and is draining of emotional energies to engage with the interviewer, and they most frequently, and most annoyingly, keep me up way past normal human bedtime.  Universe insists on this interaction, but I have always set limits *(such as refusing to do corporate interviews) that universe has allowed.  So George Ure and I are working on a new project over Summer … that I have labeled, “Umiak, the Conversation.”  We hope this will be a unique video presentation of a water carried bullshit session.  If we are not too shamed by our efforts, and do not perish in the experience, we intend to release a video sometime over Summer.  At least a portion of it will be placed on YouTube or other common internet carrier.  You are warned … if so released, view at your own risk as mystical initiatory processes will be engineered into this work (that’s our story, and we are sticking to it!).  We will let people know of the progress of Umiak, the Conversation, on our respective sites.  If the format is well received, we have further evolutions of the idea to present.  Thank you for your continued (although puzzling) support.

“Igor is currently wrestling with his own separation from previous trends of this life, as is George Ure.  Noting that many of the ‘friends and family’ of HPH are also undergoing this same sense of separation, including a willingness to put aside many long held positions, we are able to ascertain that this Year of Separation is a general trend out-and-about in the wilds of planet Terra.  And that the [summer of change] here in the northern hemisphere is a ‘good time’ to look at the past, the present, and the dubious future.  Those feelings that will naturally rise in such an examination need to be gnawed upon, and swallowed with a generous heap of acceptance … as universe is in charge of all that we experience, not ourselves, nor ‘random’ chance.  As humans, the manifesting circumstances are all challenges without any regard to whether we view them as ‘good’ or ‘bad’.  These challenges of separation will need to be faced, gnawed, and absorbed at individual and collective levels.  The process will not be easy, but then life is intended as suffering.  Nothing was ever learned in an ‘easy’ chair, and universe makes it just rough enough for us all.  Anyone saying that life is to be ‘easy’ is trying to sell you something … their particular delusion.  I am personally immune to such blandishments … just too damn full of my own delusions.  No room left for their bullshit.”

– Clif High, The Shape of Things to Come © June 21, 2010.   Pages 35-36.


As I have previously mentioned, one of my preferred sources of news and commentary is from George Ure over at UrbanSurvival.com.  Perhaps it’s his odd sense of humor, the fact that he – along with Clif from Halfpasthuman.com – are working on a “rickety old time machine” that trolls the internet for the collective conscious, or perhaps it’s the genuineness that comes across in many of his writings that draw me to that website.  I’m not really sure.

The past couple of years have brought on numerous phases of news and information with which I’ve aligned myself, most of which started out in Florida a few years back.  I was working in the St. Petersburg and Tampa Bay areas and had begun to year for some good friends with whom I could discuss things.  Interestingly, St. Pete is one of the most beautiful areas of the world I’ve ever seen – especially the soft white beaches just to the west of where I worked.  I would frequently spend my lunch hour (sometimes turned to nearly two hours) running along the old Gandy bridge that had been turned into a biking/running/walking route over the bay that connected Tampa to St. Pete.  I remember seeing sea rays jumping out of the water and doing various flips as I ran along that old bridge, and do wonder what the oil will do when it reaches its shores (should it indeed reach those shores).  My vagabondness had produced a number of moves in a short period of time – my wife and I have been married 9 years this summer and have lived in 6 different states during that time.  Most of those moves were a result of both my education and schooling and, most recently, the lack thereof.  It’s produced an environment where we’re never in a place long enough to establish roots, settle in and make good relationships.

Around this same time I began to hope for and pray for and seek truth.  I had either realized, or recognized the need to realize, that not everything was as it seemed, appearances detracting from the true nature of this or that thing.  And so, the universe has led me along an interesting path of – hearkening back to a recent topic – synchronicity.

So the changes led me from this, to that and other sources, to now George and Clif’s works.  And, though I pay less attention to their economic thoughts than their thoughts on life and the affects of our current course, it’s nevertheless one of those things I read fairly regularly.  With that, today, there was posted the following discussion on the topic of diaspora, which the rickety old time machine they run suggests will be a dominant theme in the coming months and years.  And, while I won’t post the entire discussion from their Peoplenomics website (a nearly 20 page discussion posted today on Diaspora and the potential reasoning behind its possibilities), the conclusion of the article – which was much lighter in nature than the rest of the article – I did find enjoyable and worth sharing, if only because of the need to remind us all to be “excellent to each other”, but also because I too have felt what they are discussing (which in and of itself means very little, just that there’s a certain level of awareness I need to pay attention to):

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Outbreak of “Itchy Feet”

There may be something of an ‘itchy feet’ syndrome developing down at the cultural preconscious level, as I’ve noticed an increasing number of acquaintances either making plans, or at least laying out contingencies to ‘go mobile’.

Some, as might be the case behind Catherine Austin Fitts’ plans to ‘go mobile’ are based on ethical commitments to ‘walk the talk’ on cell phone towers and GMO foods. Her article on the decision “Plant It Forward “As for Years” [this is a good read and the author uses, interestingly enough, a couple of scriptures from the D&C] is definitely worth a read.

Others, like Clif who is making plans to ‘escape to sea’ should social or environmental issues make it necessary, are rearranging their lives to provide for high mobility.

And, after putting eight-years into our homestead here in East Texas, a desire to get closer to our kids in the Pacific Northwest, Colorado, and Arizona has been steadily working its way up the priority list.

It’s not universal, by any stretch.  A friend who just completed 20 years as a senior U.S. Army officer seems bound for his farm in rural Virginia…but maybe only for a while.

Not sure what the ‘vector of transmissibility’ is that seems to be afflicting Elaine & I, Clif, Catherine, and lots of others who mention in passing “I feel like I need to get moving…but I’m not sure where…”

It may be that the feelings of “Gotta get moving” will increase as we get closer to what are linguistically catastrophic times coming in November of this year.  Perhaps at some preconscious level we’re realizing at a ‘down in the soul’ level that we want to distance ourselves from coming events.  Maybe if it wasn’t an oilcano, it would be something else.

My #1 leading theories on this are presently that global bankruptcy ends so badly that the world descends into an ungovernable anarchy and as well as we have prepared, maybe we could do better; and being there for others like kids is a point to honor.

The other theory is that Gary Jules cover of Tears for Fears’ “Mad World” touches an even deeper kind of bankruptcy than dollars and euros: the spiritual kind.  The kind where Universe holds the planet to account for how well (or badly) we discharged our responsibility to exercise good stewardship and to be ‘excellent to each another‘ regardless of our circumstances or time….

Or, maybe it’s just time to express our Freedom again.  I got used to waking each day to a new view when I was living aboard our sailboat…miss that sometimes.  Coffee watching otters and gulls play with Mt. Rainier, or Princess Louisa Inlet is just a bit more enjoyable than hefting 50-feed sacks in 95/80 weather.

Not sure why Diaspora is peeking out…but this may be one of those questions unanswered on this side of the lawn.  But is that Diaspora off there rustling in the headlines?  You may hear it, too, if you listen closely.


“But arejoice, inasmuch as ye are bpartakers of Christ’s csufferings; that, when his glory shall be drevealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy.  If ye be areproached for the name of Christ, bhappy are ye; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified.  But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men’s matters.  …  For the time is come that ajudgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that bobey not the gospel of God?  And if the arighteous scarcely be saved, where shall the bungodly and the sinner appear?  Wherefore let them that suffer according to the awill of God commit the bkeeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator.”
– 1 Peter 4:13-19

One of my favorite websites is UrbanSurvival.com, but not for the typical reasons.  The website is built around offering mostly financial advice based on long term economics.  That part I couldn’t really care much for.  Urban Survival is also a partner with another website, HalfPastHuman.com, and together they can be affectionately known as the “time monks” in more ways than one.

They are immersed in “predictive linguistics” and try to distill the information they “see” and apply it to current events.  Predictive linguistics is what it purports to be – a way of predicting events based on linguistics and patterns within the linguistics.  They send out all sorts of web bots to cull information off countless internet websites based on a premise that the collective conscience is able to discern and predict the future.  It’s a fascinating topic, in my opinion, and one I enjoy reading and pondering.

Anyway, today, Urban Survival posted something that I thought was brilliant and worthy of duplication here.

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Coping: Nowhere to Hide, Our Own Karmens

May 19th, 2010

Reader asks a very simple question here

“Hello George:

I have been reflecting on the many articles on your site and other reading and research that I have been conducting, and feel that it may be time to sell everything but the clothing on my back and leave the USA.

Problem is that EVERYPLACE I look into has similar problems that we are facing, or tall requirements to immigrate that country to boot. It almost seems like someone sat down and systematically blocked all the exits that one could use to leave the US for a country that has a similar standard of living.

I have spoken to my wife and relatives about this, and they pointed out that things may not be better elsewhere.

What advice do you have? I am confident that if one of your readers (myself) is thinking about this, others may be too.”

Yeah…the world is doing an odd harmonic of the German ban on exiting circa 1929, isn’t it?  Why, even if you can leave, there’s the problem with the 10-years worth of tax liability to IRS which will follow you around ball & chain fashion for the next 10-years.

Not sure how to deal with your ‘urge to flee’.  A lot of people go out finding sites like Escape from America and a bunch of expat sites, but the time for leaving is a quickly closing window for a couple of reasons.

If the linguistics are anywhere near right, after November it may not matter.  A big clue should be reports of where former US presidents are, like the ones that have land in Paraguay.  What do they know that we don’t?

Sure, things are pretty cheap in Panama right now and some other countries, but a lot of the rich in those parts of the world (drug dealers and such) are reportedly looking for places well north (or south) of 40º so prices in those areas seem to be firming, especially since headlines are popping about how “2010 on track for warmest year on record” although you couldn’t prove it by temps here at the ranch.

Problem with most of the idyllic escape plans is they all on closer inspection seem to rely on an input of money from somewhere with few exceptions, but again, Paraguay and Ecuador and Chile are some exceptions.

Without Panama Canal trade and tariffs, Panama would descend into being what could be (pardon this) a third world shithole and take away oodles of offshore dough and Belize and other countries could go the same way.  Absent vibrant offshore banking, places like the Cayman Island might only be supportable for a very small handful of people since it take diesel to make the power that runs the big desal plants there.  No water, no people.  And how’s their turtle farm going to work pumping heavy crude around?  Always questions.

It’s as we’ve been saying (amongst time monk types): We are in #2 of a trifecta of events this year that will underscore how government is powerless to respond once problems reach a critical threshold.  Get to those threshold levels and self reliance is your only toolkit.

A similar kind of letter from a reader in Florida this morning:

George,

In Florida near Tampa, so I doubt I’ll see much oil here. I’ve been to the Key’s many times and the water is clear and the area is beautiful. The reefs although I’ve never dived, I know are beautiful. All I see in my mind is pictures of a a clear water scene with an encroaching black mass under the water moving towards the reefs. Daily I’m amazed at the lack of press coverage but then again I remember with stupid reporters like this running around the msm is pretty worthless for the most part. The riots in bangkok also seem like something far off and not related to earth. Even though people are dying and as we speak the stock market amongst other things are burning. Things seem to happen so fast yet so slow lost in a time warp perhaps.

Where’s the gold? Sorry rambling off People acted all surprised when these plumes of oil were found. Yeah maybe the unknown massive quantity of “dispersants” had something to do with hiding the surface oil. Our mentality seems to be to hide problems and pretend they dont exist. yeah the straw has been inserted into the 2 foot in dia pipe and 1/5 of the oil is being captured from one of the 3 leaks. Granted its the largest leak leaking 85% of the total, but big f’ing deal. mean while approaching the reef is this giant black mass.

I ramble sorry basically I’m quite upset and feel helpless. Anyways

I think I’ll buy a nice camping tent today

That is damn fine thinking right there.

Elaine & I were on a tangentially related point last night – We are what we think.  And what we think is not very good.

Let me explain: I had wandered over from my office about 6:30 PM and E was about to start watching a movie on TV that began with a gruesome scene in a morgue of three or four dead bodies.  “Turn that shit off, dear, please?”

I then expressed my feelings that the ‘real thing’ will likely be along soon enough, so we should watch something a little more positive.  Then I made a shocking discovery:  When I put on the “no killing or murders’ filter, seemed like more than half the content of NetFlix wasn’t of interest.

Not that this is NetFlix fault – they are a consumer-driven operation and people watch really sick gory shit on television.  It’s maybe because I spend so much time staring into the future with Cliff that it gets a bit much and when I want to watch TV it better not be the same stuff that is coming along anyway.

Which circles us around and back to the question:  Is there anywhere to hide?  Nope, sorry, there is not.  Your own karma will determine if you make it to 2013 and it’s simple as that.  If you are standing on top of a volcano erupting and Universe decides you should live, you will.  If you are squirreled away in a safe bunker with it’s own air supply and six years worth of food and every start-over option the in the world, but Universe figures you’re not worth it, then not matter all the preps, you won’t make it to ‘the other side’ of this period of history.

At some point, we come back to learning the lessons we have tried so hard to hide from.  We learn to accept ourselves for what we are, and others for what they are.  And no matter what, there’s always an exit within 25,000 days for everyone, or maybe as few as tomorrow.

Humans are thought (by better minds than mine) to at some level create their own reality in concert with Universe.  It’s a wave we surfboard together.  But put enough negatives in your life, enough greed, and enough distraction and there’s no room on the board for Universe, and then you’re on your own in a deep and profound way.

Consciously helping someone in an unexpected way each day and deliberately not watching violence to be entertained by it are simple, small steps.  I can ruthlessly kill to protect family, don’t get me wrong.  But in my free time, I don’t play battlefield scenes over ad naseum.  Plenty of that may be coming at all kinds of levels.

What I am trying to do, however, is make a little more room on the surfboard of life for Universe,. and tune more closely if possible with its moves, its hints, its shifts, and its flows.

There’s a fine Richard Bach quote in Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah that I’m sure I’ll get wrong, but it goes something like this:  “How do you know when you’ve learned your lesson for this lifetime?  You’re still here, aren’t you?”

So no, ultimately there is nowhere to hide, but go bravely, try to do service for others, and keep spare room on your board.  There’s only one exit anyway, since all waves go to the beach.

Besides: Going bravely doesn’t cost a single cent more and it makes the ride oh, so much better, since your partner on the board steers better than you.