Wednesday, December 25, 2013

blog028 Thumbscrews

Thumbscrews are metallic torture devices progressively tightened on your thumbs until your will is destroyed.

You are wearing thumbscrews since childhood.

If they somehow get a little loose, you tighten them back on yourself, just to keep things feeling normal.


With a crushed will you don't even try doing what you are capable of doing because even vaguely thinking about it brings up the fear that the screws will be tightened even more.

You have memories...

With shocking efficiency modern schooling and corporate-herded society have applied thumbscrew devices to your brain, your heart, your body and your being.

1. Screws are clamped on your brain to cripple your perceiving and thinking so you can only function within a framework of external authority. From then on, instead of ongoingly generating interesting new frameworks from within yourself, you search for the "correct" framework outside of yourself. You automatically adapt to that external authority so you know what to do and when to do it without getting in trouble. Your life curriculum is already determined. Nobody has ever asked you what you want to learn (as in the film Accepted) so you can't imagine that asking this question of yourself might be valid. Unpredictable actions never become an option.

2. Screws are clamped on your heart so that feeling numb equals feeling good. Your rocket fuel is locked away. Your squeeze-dried heart can no longer cry out what is important to you.


3. Screws are clamped to your body so you cannot engage in work that matters to you. Instead you merely survive.

4. And perhaps most horrifyingly, clamp-rings squeeze your being, so you cannot unfold into what you are, which means you cannot give what you have because you don't have it, and you cannot let yourself be seen because you cannot be you.

As we speak, you allow the schools and corporations to screw your children in the same way because your memories prove that, if you interfere, the pain could be applied to you again. You feel completely trapped and helpless.

After a couple decades the handicap becomes normal. Even if you suddenly recognize that present culture is suiciding the planet, you are unable to take unprescribed actions.

You are too numb and scared to leave your pitiful job.

You are too disconnected from yourself to creatively organize with like-minded people to develop a culture that you would love to live in.

You are too ashamed to admit that the slave masters have succeeded in sucking out your will. Since you think you are keeping this a secret you cannot ask for help.

You cannot stop shopping, drinking, smoking, overeating.

You cannot stop those occasional rage fits, or the depression.

You cannot turn off and discard your TV.

You cannot resist the internet sex.

You cannot wear old clothes or go without shaving your armpits or legs.

You cannot hesitate to compare yourself to the computer-enhanced magazine images of ideal product users.

And you cannot speak openly for fear of being beaten into submission again.

What sort of spineless scum have you become?

No amount of increased awareness can get you to change behavior because your will has been snuffed. Any resistance must be nonviolent for fear the pain will return.

You are a prisoner of memories of childhood nightmares. What is the use of trying to get out? You may as well keep putting on the smiley face and pretending everything is just fine.

Sure it hurts to keep the thumb screws on.

But it probably hurts even more to loosen the screws and feel your lifeblood start circulating into unexpected capacities. Is that even possible? Could unrecognized beneficial talents still come to life?

That is an edgework question.

Who put the thumbscrews on, actually?

What was their original purpose?

Are conditions still the same around you?

Have you learned anything in the meantime that could make a different solution possible for you now?

What if you discovered there were small secret teams all over the world helping each other loosen the thumbscrews on all four bodies? Slowly, carefully, and thoroughly. Without permission. Taking extraordinary actions by the power of their own authority.

Monday, November 25, 2013

blog027 Politicians Are Not Your Leaders


DISTINCTION: Politicians are not your leaders.

NOTES: The belief that politicians are your leaders is marketed to you by politicians. 

192 mega-governments register themselves at the United Nations as world leaders but they are not. Neither are their associated generals or corporate officers. 


It is categorically impossible for political, military or business persons to be leaders. Here is why: the rules of interaction in the current system do not allow it.
  • Politicians and other elected officials cannot care for the true well being of humanity because they must please whoever has the money or they won't be re-elected.
  • Military personnel must follow orders from their superiors rather than following their own conscience or they get court martialed.
  • Employees at any level of the company are forced externalize social and environmental costs to maximize profits for their shareholders or they are out of a job.

If I am a politician I play the game of I’m right, you’re wrong. I identify other politicians as the enemy, then start a costly conflict to keep the business elite happy, which keeps me funded and re-elected. Masses of people have brainwashed themselves into thinking it is safer to do nothing about this.

If I am a corporate director I play the game of I win, you lose. By arranging that social and environmental costs go to the general public or to future generations I collect the most Monopoly™ money, corrupt the politicians, and wipe my competitors off the board. Masses of people have hypnotized themselves into thinking it is smarter to do nothing about this.

Leadership is a completely different game from politics or business. 
Leadership is the game of taking responsibility for the well being of all

Mistaking politicians and CEOs for leaders has given us a planet on the brink of ecological collapse, a free-energy-from-oil fantasy-world society that is running out of oil, predatory capitalism that demolishes economic stability, and no proactivity towards overpopulation, health care, pollution, sustainable energy, or developing the potential of each person. If we assemble the world’s politicians to agree on a fair, ambitious and binding treaty for reversing climate change all we get is procrastination. 

There is deep longing in the human heart to follow a good king. 

Can you feel it in you? 

But where is the good king to serve? Our deep longing is why we gullibly believe campaign promises even when we know candidates will betray us.

Politicians compromise to please their benefactors. Leaders understand there are things you cannot compromise on. 

Politicians believe what they have now is probably better than the risk and fear that come with change. Leaders make change. They go first, pushing something forward that they believe in. They paint a new picture of the future and then gather and empower leaders with flexibility to go there.

If you lead you may be labeled a heretic, or these days, a terrorist. The profound fear of being singled out and thrown into some nameless prison keeps most people’s mouths and souls tightly shut.

For those of you who feel to afraid to be yourself, here is one useful fact. Today there are too many heretics to capture. 


Heretics are leading new and startling nonviolent movements all over the world. Not just talking about it, but taking immediate and responsible actions to open new gameworlds for whomever wants in. 

These leaders are right now creating and living in cultures of higher responsibility than mainstream culture. Find out yourself. Learn about and connect in with any of the 111,000 heretical organizations registered online at

EXPERIMENT: This experiment has 3 phases. 
PHASE 1: IDENTIFY YOUR LEADERS Your leaders are the people who open doors for you to expand into greater personal capacity. You have thought-leaders, action-leaders and life-leaders. Who has empowered you? Beware that a leader may not necessarily feel like a friend. This is because a leader is not motivated to act in ways that make them more popular. A leader says what needs to be heard, and persists until it changes the circumstances.

Perhaps you are empowered by your mother or father? A school teacher? An author? Explorer? Researcher? Filmmaker? Artist? Perhaps one of your leaders is a faraway blogger who just keeps delivering eye-opening text to you. Perhaps it is the person leading a weekly meeting or a training session that you attend. Is there a climate activist, poet, musician or performer who is a leader for you? Think about it. Who nurtures your heart, inspires your soul, brings clarity to your mind and stamina to your body over the long haul? Perhaps your partner is a leader for you? Or one of your siblings? List ten of your true leaders and how they inspire you.

PHASE 2: SUPPORT YOUR LEADERS Paying taxes supports politicians. They use half your tax money to buy weapons, subsidize corporate profits, and pay their own expenses. Figure out ways to support your leaders

Your first idea may be to donate money to your leaders’ projects. This is important, for sure, yet there are many other things you can do. For example, it is mind-boggling how many people derive enormous benefit from the work of a leader and yet never tell anyone else about it! They keep it secret! 

Stop hiding away your leaders! Make it a practice to tell short exciting stories about what you learned from a leader. More ideas? 

  • If you have any bootlegged films, music or software throw away your collections and buy the real thing. This supports the creators you love. 
  • Communicate with your leaders and write them public thank you notes. (e.g. Thank Leonardo DiCaprio for the way he died in Blood Diamond. Exclaim your gratitude for the brilliant life-joy and dynamic genius of Lana Wachowski's speach at Tell Kosha Anja Joubert how masterfully she navigated the 2013 Global Ecovillage Network conference in Switzerland 
  • Participate in your leader’s classes and workshops. Buy their books, CDs and DVDs and give them to everybody you know for birthday or Christmas gifts. Your relatives might not read the books, but you never know who will come over and borrow them!
  • Go online and blog about the work of your leaders. Explain what they are saying in your own words.
  • Give five star ratings. Write radiantly vulnerable online endorsements. 
  • Share links to their websites and blogs. 
  • Build their legend. 
These small actions truly support your leaders. 
Go out of your way to take actions that support your leaders each day.

PHASE 3: EXPAND YOUR OWN LEADERSHIP Commit to yourself as a leader. For example, Patch Adams, the world-reknown humorous-human doctor, writes back to every single person who writes to him . Child or adult, any country, if you write a letter to Patch he writes back, personally, to you. That is commitment. 

Bring your own leadership to life by publicly sharing your vision of what is possible: write, talk, sing, dance, film, paint, journey, build, design, research, do what most inspires you to take responsibility for the well-being of all. Then connect with, support and motivate the people interested in what you are doing. Keep learning from and feeding your tribe. Yes, you can.

(NOTE: If you want free emailed SPARK experiments to play around with every 3 weeks write to Sonia Willaredt at the Next Culture Research & Training Center:

(S.P.A.R.K. stands for Specific Practical Applications of Radical Knowledge)

Best wishes,

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

blog026 Doing Epic Shit

At the Next Culture Research & Training Center it becomes more and more undeniable that human beings are designed to Do Epic Shit... "shit" being a technical term, in this case meaning: to intentionally do things in one paradigm in the presence of people functioning in an entirely different paradigm, e.g. Occupy World Street

Doing Epic Shit automatically emerges as a side effect of undergoing authentic adulthood initiations, which, by the way, are not available within modern culture. 

Meaning you will need to step just beyond the thoughtlimits of modern culture to get them for yourself. But also meaning there is an almost total lack of initiated adults at work in modern culture political, corporate, military and church hierarchies. 

It turns out that being a bridge and creating possibilities for people make the step-wise shifts over to using next-culture thoughtware often involves doing epic shit.

As an example of the simplicity of Doing Epic Shit, the Gaian Road Team made two interviews, which were not in our plans two days before - they came from unexpected referrals: with Mikki Willis, CEO from film studios, and with Queen Ra, a village weaver visiting from Jamaica ( 

The interviews are for our documentary film: The Emergence of Next Culture, being made while the Gaian Road Team is having High Level Fun Doing Epic Shit. 

You can Do Epic Shit too when place doing what you came here at the center of your life instead of simply trying to survive as a slave in the American economic gameworld. 

There are plenty of other interesting things for you to do besides waking up each morning in fear of not having enough money to live.

But doing those other things requires that you first shift to the context of Archearchy (next culture) where Doing Epic Shit is an every day matter...

...simultaneously guaranteeing that you have plenty of interesting stories to tell while sitting together around the indoor or outdoor living-room during check-in.


PS: Harbigarrr! is the only word in the English language with three rrr's in a row.  Harbigarrr! means, "Ahoy! I be a Pirate! And if you be a Pirate too, then you knows of what I speak! So be it!"

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

blog025 Time to Take Over...

Fairy tales provide value not just because they warn us about the dangers of dragons, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten...

...these days small-brained cold-blooded resource-burning dragons are eating our future and spoiling the Earth.


It is time to take over. 
It is time to come out of hiding and return to action. 
It is your time again. 
We need you turned back on!

All bright knights and dragon hunters are hereby called back into action! 

Witches, wizards, herbal healers, alchemysts, initiators, memetic engineers, shamans - doesn't matter if last time you were burned at the stake during Inquisitions for refusing to give your authority away to the church or state...

Doesn't matter if your parents hammered away at your unique powers forcing you to go to school. 

Grab your sword of clarity!

It's still there, waiting for the familiar grip of your hand. 
This sword can never be taken away from you. 
Put your sword immediately to the throat of any demons thwarting your resurrection.

Look them straight in the eyes and say, "I see you." 

This way you don't have to kill them...
but if they come for you, they kill themselves. 

Sweet, eh?

You can hold out many swords at the same time in multiple directions.

Pull on your boots. Call to your horse and your circle of fellows. Remember the songs that awaken nonlinear group-intelligence and sing them out! You have a team. 
They've been waiting for you to call them back together for ages...

Jack the base of your spine directly into the unlimited resources of your Archetypal Lineage! 
Show others how to do the same. 
We have work to do. 
We have a new future to invent. 


What's the point of having a job and a house and a family if there is no liveable planet to have them on? 

Forget the job - the company is corrupt. 

Forget the illusion of security - it is nonexistent. 

Let's beat these dragons to smithereens by inventing something more interesting... 

Let's implement initiation-centered resilient next-culture communities that make the present system irrelevant.

Each one becomes a seed crystal for archearchy in the global ethnosphere. 

Archearchy is the culture that comes after patriarchy. It emerges from creative collaboration between initiated archetypal adult women with initiated archetypal adult men. 

It's all about the thoughtware you are using. Your thoughtware determines what you think is true, how you behave, the options you choose from for what to think, what you are able to say, how to relate to what is going on around you...

What brand is your thoughtware? How old is it? Find out! Get it upgraded at trainings and through initiations. (see this link for a list of initiations: Video List of Initiations

Your entire life will transform if you can undo the thoughtware that keeps you disconnected from your free-and-natural adult intelligence. 

You think you wife is turned on by you being a good boy? 

There is something VERY wrong if the daily news only makes you shake your head in disgust and disbelief.

Now you can step directly into next culture context and let the old system die from lack of attention. Grant yourself permission to move out of their gameworld into your own. 

How? Easy. You will instantly shift into next culture when you redefine your self-image and taking new actions. 

Ask yourself this question: Am I willing to regard myself as a member of a different culture? 

If your body tenses up with anger or fear your answer is "No." If your body relaxes and gets excited your answer is "Yes," and your self-image is modified.


From that moment on, regardless of what is happening around you, live, speak, perceive, relate, feel from next culture, and refuse to get off it. See what happens.

You don't have to hate the patriarchal empire. 
But you don't have to live there either. Welcome to next culture. 

A weed is a plant that has mastered every survival skill except for learning how to grow in rows. Be a weed.