Saturday, 28 March 2020

SATURDAY (Is today Saturday?) SESSIONS # 40

'My next question, sir, if I may. A physicist from a local university in yesterday's Broadsheet described your story about using sound for levitation as "having more levity than levitation"....' 
The audience laughed. 
'But before you answer that, is it really true that you actually travelled in an AGV?'
'To you and me,' explained Bardo to the audience, 'that's an Anti-Gravity Vehicle.'
'Yes, I did.'
'Can you prove it?' 

Antigravity Propulsion

'Do you believe that they can move objects around the place by using sound?'
'Yes. It's old technology for them. Sound is made to vibrate at the frequency of gravity, between short radio waves and infrared radiation.'
'Thank you for the physics lesson, Dr Karpathian, but some of us are already aware of that. However, I regret to inform you that your knowledge of applied physics and gravitation has been weighed and found wanting.'
'Why do you think we in Atlantis have not applied sound technology based on the frequency of gravity in our construction industry?' he asked.
'I don't know. Do you?'
'Of course I do. It's because it cannot be done.' 
The engineer sat as the agitated man sitting next to him stood up abruptly.
'Bardo, if I may. Excuse me. Thank you. I'm also an engineer. Electronics.  Dr Karpathian, you took no photos, no videos, you made no recordings. You claim that the battery in your phone was flat, yet you were in a country you describe as a highly advanced civilisation. What? With no electricity or phones? '
The audience broke into laughter again.
'Can you prove anything, sir,' he went on, 'anything at all about your strange adventures and unspoken dialogues in Lemuria?'
'I rest my case.'
He sat to a cacophony of laughter, smart remarks and applause. The two engineers high-fived for the camera.
Bardo had to raise his voice into the microphone over the noise.
'The man at the back, with the red cap.'
'Assuming that the reports you submitted to the media are actually true, unlike the gentlemen at the front I have no reason to believe that you are being economical with the truth, Dr Karpathian.  My question is, how can you be sure that they haven't sent you back with fake news? You know, those holograms, and what have you. How do you know all that wasn't just a smoke-and-mirrors stunt to get you to believe that they are as advanced as they claim? Do you know what I mean, sir?'
'Yeah!' the man next to him concurred from his seat.  He was also wearing a red cap, but was addressing Bardo, not me. 
'How do we know he's not some kind of a double agent?'
'Maybe I am,' I responded. 'But given that our media have long decided that the Lemurians' defence forces are vastly superior to ours, why would they need a spy in Atlantis?'
'Maybe he's an industrial spy!' answered the man, still addressing Bardo. 
'Yes,' I responded. 'Maybe I'm an industrial spy, secretly employed by the FTI.'
'That's Food Technology Innovations to you and me,' interjected Bardo for the camera.
'Thank you, Bardo,' I continued. 'Maybe the Lemurians, those poor starving devils, are waiting for a postcard - delivered by carrier-pigeon, of course - with a long list of our secret colouring agents, taste enhancers and preservatives that go into the Veal Deal or the High-Octane Bull-Burger...'
Burst of laughter and applause from the crowd.
'...not to mention that redoubtable health-hazard beloved of our youth, AtlaKola!' 
Surprisingly, I actually got a round of applause from the audience for that too, although I think it might have been a sympathy clap. Or maybe because I made them laugh. Or maybe it was a covert recognition of the role fast food was playing in the alarming increase of obesity, diabetes, OCD, ADHD and depression in our school populations right across the continent, a hot topic in the media these days. Bardo, no doubt with advertising revenue in mind, shook his head disapprovingly at the camera. 'You, madam, in the red hat. Yes, you.'
'Dr Karpathian, you are a PhD graduate in chemistry, are you not?'
'Yes. That is correct.'
'So you must know how drugs work. Right?'
'In theory, yes.'
'In theory?'
'I have already been quoted in the media as stating that most drugs work due to the placebo effect.'
The audience moaned audibly. 
'And do you stand by that remark?'
'Yes. That is my belief.'
Heads were shaking in disapproval throughout the muttering audience. 
'It is your belief, Dr Karpathian?' she queried, petulantly. 'Are you suggesting that our multi-billion atlar industry is some kind of a confidence trick?'
The camera panned to the audience, then to Bardo, then to me and then quickly back to the woman in the red hat.
'I'm sorry, Bardo,' she went on, 'but as a laboratory technician working for a prestigious and well-established company that employs tens of thousands of people throughout the continent, in an industry which invests tens of millions of atlars per year in medical research and clinical trials, I insist that I receive an answer to my question.'
'Well, Jordan? What do you say? Are we all being conned by Big Pharma?'
'I wouldn't put it that way, Bardo.'
'So how would you put it, then?'
'It's what I was saying earlier. We need a root and branch overhaul of the way we work with nature and our planet. We are not cars; we are rivers of energy and information, changing, transforming, second by second. Why do you think the numbers of iatrogenic deaths in Atlantis are so high? We need to look at the root causes of disease and illness, not neutralise symptoms with invasive and dangerous drug therapies that only precipitate further problems downstream. I speak here of chronic illnesses, of course, not medical intervention in acute cases. How can we dare to apply therapies of any kind to these chronic illnesses, therapies we ourselves do not fully understand, to a human body we do not fully know? If our medical model continues to ignore the existence of the subtle, or energy body, a fact which has been known to mankind for thousands of years, how can it possibly hope to succeed in curing, much less healing the body of diseases that will continue to manifest themselves in one form or another from generation to generation, no matter much money we throw at them?'
'You see, Bardo?' responded the woman, heatedly, pointing her finger at me. 'This public servant here, posing as a regulator of quality standards, standards already approved by our quality control experts, really wants to shut us all down! We are the taxpayers. If we, the taxpayers, are out of work, how are we going to pay his salary? Has he thought about that?  Hm?  Who does he think he is, coming back here from his junket in Woo-woo Land with half-baked ideas that have no scientific basis whatsoever, telling us how to run our country and our lives? It's an outrage!'
The audience applauded loudly as she sat back in indignation.                                                                         

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Saturday, 21 March 2020


Bardo stood with his mike. 
'Well, ha-ha, a very enthusiastic show of hands from some young people at the back.  We'll start with you, young lady. What would you like to ask Dr Karpathian, our Shaker of the Week?'
'Thank you, Bardo! My friends and I are here together from East Atlantis University. First of all, I'd like to say that we are so grateful to Dr Karpathian for his great work and for sharing his amazing revelations from Lemuria!' 
I thanked her, genuinely moved by her youthful enthusiasm and the wide smiles of her young colleagues around her.
'And your question, my dear?' asked Bardo. 
'Mr question, Dr Karpathian, is about the Lemurian reference to the illusion of life. You say that all we need to do is to become aware of this illusion in order to be liberated from our suffering.  But if I live in dire poverty, as many of our people do in Atlantis, and have to raise a family, and maybe I'm a single mother or I'm sick, or whatever, or one or more of my children is sick, or dysfunctional, or disabled, how can I remove myself from my suffering by just recognising the fact that reality is just an illusion and not what it seems to be?'
'Thank you again, ' I answered, 'for your support and for your kind sentiments which are most appreciated, I assure you! Thank you also for such an excellent question which I'll try to answer as best I can. First of all, to say that reality is an illusion doesn't mean that it doesn't exist, of course. It means that it's not the reality we think it is. Effectively, what we do is interpret what reality is, not just objectively but also subjectively. What do I mean by that? Well, we humans, who share a similar physiology, progeny, DNA, we all agree that a tree is a tree. This is based on our objective interpretation, or shared human consensus, of the vibrational frequencies that make up the tree. Subjectively, however, we may have very different impressions and feelings about that tree, or that person, or even that pain that we experience. We may call that pain "suffering" or even "misery", but we would be the only species on the planet to do so. By doing so, by interpreting the pain as suffering or the experience as misery, we make it worse. That is why the Lemurians say that we have turned our Paradise into hell by our stories, our interpretations.'
'Yes, but how does this knowledge remove the suffering? How does it change anything?'
'To begin with, although the pain will not be removed, the suffering will. Suffering is interpretation, based on resistance to pain. You say to yourself, why me? or, this shouldn't be happening to me, and so on. If you become friends with your pain, you are taking the first step to remove it. Secondly, when you choose joy instead of misery, you are actually stepping into the so-called future of your choice. You always have the choice between joy and misery, between fear and love. Everybody in Atlantis, everybody on Earth, could choose joy as instantly as the flick of a switch.  But the problem is, we don't believe it. Believing is seeing. Try it. Even for a day. But here's the most amazing part of all. That single mother you cited as an example, or people in harsh circumstances or dire straits or in abject poverty or misery, when they choose joy, joy will choose them. What does that mean? It means they have already stepped into the so-called future of their choice.  Now, one might say, how can you choose joy if you are a victim of war and have just lost your home or worse still, your family or your friends? That is, of course, true. We only have to switch on the news at any time of the day to see how people are forced by other people into suffering of the most terrible kind.  But here's the amazing thing: when you choose joy, you actually diminish your chances of being a victim of suffering, of evil deeds, even of war. You say, but that makes no sense, it makes no rational sense. That may be true, if you have a left-brain approach to life, which most people do. Look at nature. Look at the birds, the way they play and hop about. Do they make mistakes? Have you ever seen a bird make a mistake?'
The audience laughed. 
'When you step into joy, the amazing outcome is that objectively, externally, circumstances will change for the better. It's a law. It's one of the Six Laws: What you put in is what you get out. That's it! That's all!'
'But I still don't understand,' she insisted. 'Does it matter at all to know that reality is not what we see, but is merely vibrational frequencies? How does that help?'
'Well, you all learned at school that we are made up of what they call atoms. Right? And that each atom is mostly empty space. OK? That means that our bodies are 99.99999999% empty space. All I'm doing now is just pointing out the next logical, scientific step in our understanding of who and what we are. The tiny particles themselves that comprise the atom are not solid either. They are vibrations. You are vibrations. Reality is made up of vibrations. What it all boils down to is that you, you who are also made of vibrational frequencies, you and your reality merge! You are one! And because you are interconnected, it means your reality and the reality of the world around you is malleable, it's a lot easier to change than you think! All you have to do is have the intention to change, an intention based on the fact that whatever you do for yourself, you do for everybody else; whatever you do for everybody else, you do for yourself!'
'Last question, Dr Karpathian, if I may,' she continued apologetically. 'Your criticism, or should I say, the Lemurian critique of our society suggests that we seem to have got everything wrong. I mean, like, EVERYTHING!  Do we need a revolution?'
'Of course. But there's no point in throwing stones at the screen of reality, at the illusion on the screen. You have to go back to the projector, from where the film is projected. And the projector is you. The revolution begins with you. When we change our perspective and look at life as an infinite variety of vibrational frequencies, then we realise that we are all intimately interconnected. We are all one. And each one of us is all. These are the Laws. The revolution we need is contained in the Six Laws. When we start living with an awareness of the Six Laws, we have taken the first step back to Paradise. Or rather forward to Paradise, I should say. So rather than use the word revolution, which might not resonate very well with many people, I would use the word retUrn, with a capital U to distinguish it from the regular meaning.  Everything pivots on the retUrn. We can retUrn to our natural state of joy while on Earth, but we will always retUrn, in any case, to our natural state of pure joy when we leave this life.'

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'Thank you, young lady!' said Bardo. 'Yes, you, madam, the lady in blue.'
'My question is in relation to vegetarianism or veganism. My daughter has been listening to Dr Karpathian's views in the media in the past week and now she wants to become a vegan. Although the arguments presented against eating meat which relate to the massive waste of water and arable land, the incessant cruelty to our poor animals, the prevention of world hunger, and so on, are all very convincing, my question is, what about nature? In our back garden, the blackbirds are worn out trying to keep the magpies away from their nest... ' 
Laughter from the audience. 
'...and around the world and in the oceans, animals and fish prey upon one another. And then there's the parasites ...'
'In Government Buildings!' shouted one wit from the audience to a raucous outburst of laughter.'
'Thank you, Madam. We've got your point now. Well, Dr Karpathian? What about Mother Nature's carnivores?'
'I recall asking that very same question while I was there. Omnivores came about as a result of scarcity. It is their view that even our own species became predatory and carnivorous as a result of scarcity. Obviously, it was a matter of survive or die. Then the hunter-gatherers came up with the idea of breeding their own livestock, as we call it, and farming began. Prior to all of that, it would have been totally inconceivable for a human to harm an animal and, indeed, for an animal to harm another animal. And why? Because they lived in co-operation with one another, in tune with spirit, with their subtle or energy bodies, as one indivisible whole.'
'In your articles and interviews with the media,' Bardo asked, to change the subject, 'you have eulogised the Lemurians for their disapproval of competition. But isn't competition a good thing? I mean, it's the driving force of invention, improvement, expansion. Isn't there a danger of inertia setting in if we abandon competition in our society?'
'The change didn't happen overnight. The competition taboo in their society was introduced incrementally over many generations. Although the Lemurians have transcended competition now, there was a time when they had to live with it too, just like us. But they were able to learn that for competition to be a positive force in society, one's competitor must be respected as the very means by which you can progress through competition. They had to learn how to look on competition as a form of co-operation, not conflict. They saw it as a game with no winners and no losers. It was fun. The process was more important than the outcome.' 
Bardo pointed his microphone at a member of the audience. A man in the front row got to his feet.
'Two questions, Dr Karpathian. As an engineer, I'm particularly interested in your reports regarding transport in Lemuria. You claim that you reached the mainland from the airport in one of their vehicles in less than five minutes, suggesting that it would normally have taken a plane about two hours. On what do you base this presumption?'
'On the maps. If you don't believe me, why not ask the other twenty-six QSA division managers who travelled with me?'
'It's not that I doubt your word, Dr Karpathian. In fact, I wager that the response from your colleagues would be exactly the same. And why?  Because the mainland was less than five minutes away! How can anybody verify the authenticity of cartography if our satellite signals have been blocked for generations and the Lemurian airspace is a no-fly zone?  We don't even know how many of those islands, some of which may be artificial, have even been charted in the past seventy years!'
'I have nothing to add to my report, I'm afraid. All I can say is that access to Lemuria has been blocked, not because the Lemurians are unfriendly, but because we do not respect them and their environment enough to be invited.'
There was a groan of disapproval from the audience.  

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