HAS BEEN CREATED AND CONTINUES TO EVOLVE
In loving memory of Joe Lyons
Kincheloe (December 14, 1950 - December 19, 2008)
Philosopher of Consciousness and Critical Theory of the 20th-71st Centuries AND BEYOND
Joe's educational work provides inspiration and practical guidance for teachers all over the
globe and describes a beautiful, beautiful mission to alleviate human suffering. He has left
us a map with multiple pathways for accomplishing that mission -- an authentic, rigorous, impassioned,
creative, and even magical education for everyone who dares to venture on untrodden paths. His
work serves as a guiding light for educational journeys that can change not only how we view and enact the educational
process, but that can also truly change us as teachers, students, and researchers -- and
empower us to change the world. Joe loved research, teaching, writing, making music, and his students.
And his students loved
song is a very beautiful theme song for this website that chronicles my long winding journey back home. Thank you, Leigh.
To become a seeker of new knowledges and new ways of being we must be willing
to sometimes be seen as the fools of the gods. (Kincheloe, Knowledge
& Critical Pedagogy, p. 19)
What separates the critical sheep from the uncritical goats is that a critical pedagogy/epistemology
also involves exposing the cultural, epistemological, and ideological assumptions that shape the knowledge individuals produce
and the oppressive actions justified by such information.(Joe Kincheloe, Knowledge
& Critical Pedagogy: An Introduction, p. 176)
book Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy: An Introduction is available as an ebook. You will never make a better investment…..we
all should be researching with Joe’s important guidance. Since the ending is just the beginning, you can begin with
the last chapter. It may just spark you into wanting to read the rest, as well as his other works to see how he got there!http://www.springer.com/us/book/9781402082238 No time to read? Right click and "listen aloud" while multitasking. [Note: I make
no money off the sales of his books; my rewards are not of this world.] MAY 22, 2018 UPDATE: I SEE THAT SPRINGER
IS NOT HONORING JOE'S STATED AND PUBLISHED WISHES> THE BOOK IS SUPPOSED TO BE LESS THAN $30 SO THAT POOR STUDENTS CAN AFFORD
IT...AND YET SPRINGER IS CHARGING ALMOST $40 FOR THE PDF EBOOK AND ALMOST $55 FOR THE PAPERBACK! THIS IS ABOMINABLE!! THE
HIGHER UPS ARE NOT PLEASED!!! THERE ARE STUDENTS IN POVERTY WHO NEED THE KNOWLEDGE IN THIS BOOK. LOWER THE PRICE!!!!! THERE
IS NO REASON TO CHARGE SO MUCH! EVEN IF PUBLISHING COSTS HAVE INCREASED, AT LEAST OFFER THE EBOOK FOR LESS THAN $30. WHAT
JOE WANTS, JOE GETS. HE SAID THAT IT IS TO BE LESS THAN $30. RESPECT HIS WISHES. Oh, and HAPPY TWIN FLAME DAY!! I
will have some important updates soon.
November 17, 2019 1:00 AM UPDATE ON THE PRICE OF THE
EBOOK: I can only conclude that either *someone* is insane or has raised the price to keep people from buying it and having
access to the knowledge in it, since Springer is now charging an outrageous price of amost $60 -- for
an ebook!! I will consult with the "higher ups" for a "work-around." They always have perfect solutions....Beloved
says "Hi" :-) We will have an update soon.
"I believe that the issues addressed in Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy: An Introduction
not only provide us with a new understanding of education but also can actually change the world—speaking of pomposity,
yikes! I understand the danger of such an assertion, but I’m glad to take my punishment if I fail to convince my readers."~
Joe Kincheloe (p. 16)
Sep 25, 2008 7:03 am
finished reading Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy: An Introduction
work is truly a gift to the world, Joe it's very exciting
queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for she came from the uttermost
parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and behold, a greater
than Solomon is here."
*`•.❤¸King And Queen Of Hearts❤•´
JESUS: “I am the
resurrection and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth
in me shall never die. Believest thou this?” (John 11: 25-26)
9 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar
people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous
light;1 Peter 2:9 (KJV)
“And His books, they breathe the reason. . .and
now I want to know…"
WHAT IS BRICOLAGE?
A new process for education, research, career, problem solving, everyday living, lifelong learning,
and for taking back our world
Joe Kincheloe has developed a superbly advanced conceptualization
of critical bricolage and, as demonstrated by his work, he was an adept multidimensional critical complex bricoleur.
Critical Bricolage, as he conceived it, is a complicated (and yet a very natural) process that makes use of multiple
forms of research, analysis, investigation, and interpretation. It requires researchers to seek many divergent
perspectives, allowing new understandings and knowledge to emerge from the synthesis.
in this process increases phenomenological experiences that catalyze seeking more knowledge. This, of
course, leads to ever greater understandings of complex relationships between "research variables." An
exceptionally high level of creativity becomes unleashed, often resulting in greater interaction with the emerging
hidden dimensions of reality. Suddenly very little can be hidden anymore. Engaging rigorously in this process of research
and learning seems to take people to higher levels of consciousness in graduated steps as they become more
aware of the hidden dimensions of interrelationships and as they increasingly participate in intuitive, "fourth
critical complex epistemology and multidimensional critical complex bricolage rigorously as he has asked us to do results
in ever higher levels of experience and understanding, and in its full "employment," enactive and symbiotic
processes seem to kick in, helping individuals find the most creative solutions to even the most complicated
problems. Actively working within multiple dimensions using his fourth dimension research, results in amazing and profound
solutions. In my own experience, I often find that problems are solved before I even knew the problem would
be manifesting. In addition, I have had some amazing experiences that science simply cannot explain yet. This
is highlighted in my dissertation in some highly unusual ways, which is only the tip of the iceberg. Kincheloe's critical bricolage may
very well be the process required to "unleash creativity" for solving even the most complicated,
power-based problems we face -- all in service of "the alleviation of human suffering," the often-stated
primary purpose of his work.
researching this process since 2008 (and discovering that I had been using the foundational aspects of the process many
years before) I am beginning to see how autopoiesis, enaction, synchronicity, all work together symbiotically to reveal
hidden dimensions and relationships that make my life so much happier and joyful, even if I have many problems hanging
over my head (that "blues aesthetic" Joe so often described). No matter how complicated the problems,
with bricolage, they become solvable and/or perspectives of the problems change.
Simultaneously, those power dimensions
that force those of us who are oppressed to stay stuck at our "stations in life" also emerge, but there
is such a difference to how I deal with these
than in the past. Once the controlling factors are revealed, solutions also emerge in a sort of "unfoldment"
process that reveal ways to counteract them and change things.
There is great power "behind the curtain" that can be leveraged
by those of us who are typically "disenfranchised." I will go into much more detail at a later time, and
as Joe always did so well, I will put them into context (there are many great experiences to share of both kinds of emergences
- the love-based, almost magical ones, and the power-and-control-based ones for which insight, and often solutions
also emerge) but suffice it to say, I am blazing multiple trails through the underbrush which will hopefully make navigating
easier for people who come along and experience the same types of violence I have due to being poor and "low
Just as Joe was a "hillbilly" and he was never able
to shake the label, I am a "country hick." True reality could not be more profoundly different -- for
an Eros and Psyche. :)
The good news is that the use of bricolage is increasing
rapidly around the globe as more researchers in all disciplines are beginning to see the promise it offers to
construct new knowledge, lead to social empowerment, and reveal positive changes and amazingly creative opportunities.
More researchers will soon be investigating and trying out this more advanced and powerful approach, which will
lead to what Joe referred to as a "perpetual revolution." More teachers will also come to realize the value bricolage has in the classroom
and the young students will pick it up naturally. The revolution has just begun. We can change the world! Join in
today and apply the process in your own research, learning, teaching, and everyday life and see what a
difference it can make. You can never go wrong getting more knowledge.
All of the information on this website is absolutely free. It is here
for anyone who wants a better life and would like to make a difference in the world.
For the struggle for justice to win on the local level, it must be fought in the
global, the national, and the local arenas. [Kincheloe,
2001, Getting Beyond the Facts, p. 741]
OTHER FREE ONLINE COURSES
THAT CENTER ON JOE KINCHELOE'S WORKS:
is a nonprofit educational web site dedicated to the clarification of Kincheloe’s critical complex
epistemology and multidimensional critical complex bricolage. My research has shown that, while the process
he has delineated is complex, it is perfectly suited for social and educational research, and it is also within everyone's
reach. It is especially suited for new qualitative researchers who have not subscribed to traditional and reductionistic
forms of research.
On this site I will focus on the academic and scholarly application
of his work. I hope that by presenting clarifications based on my in-depth study of his work that perhaps his
bricolage will be used by more people and with the level of rigor he had intended. Kincheloe has ingeniously left wide open many
paths that honor diversity and he embraced an evolving complexity while maintaining a strong, impenetrable philosophical and
theoretical foundation for his conceptions. He has demonstrated in his work how this research process can be applied in all
venues and in every area of our lives and even children can be involved in research, thus his bricolage is also a pedagogical
approach. His work is truly a break-through for research that is long overdue. Using the full power of his bricolage highlights
actions that change the world as it also changes who we are.
I may write a blog again on this site, but it
will be a different sort of blog than the creative, exploratory blogs I've written in the past. Primarily, I will be continuing
my research and presenting my findings so that upcoming bricoleurs will have a resource for the most powerful form of bricolage
research that's ever been developed.
~ ~ ~ Vanessa Jae Paradis
CORRECTING SOME COMMON MISCONCEPTIONS SURROUNDING JOE KINCHELOE’S BRICOLAGE AND CRITICAL
Bricolage, as a qualitative form of research, entails
incorporating many different perspectives, and in particular, with Kincheloe's process it is necessary to include global subjugated
and indigenous knowledges. However, after gathering all of these perspectives and making various interpretations and syntheses,
there are criteria for determining which perspectives to include in the final bricolage. As he explains, "Bricoleurs
accept the responsibility that comes with the interpretive process. Knowledge production always involves multiple acts
of selection, and these choices of methods, theoretical frameworks, and interpretative strategies must be defended"
(2004e, p. 100). He has provided selection criteria that incorporate the social justice mission to alleviate suffering
and that advance knowledge (see Kincheloe, 2004e, pp. 100-102). Bricoleurs are not restricted to these criteria but I have
found them to be well-thought-out and thorough -- and they mitigate for unintended consequences. You can view the criteria
here: Criteria to Guide the Research Process.
What I cover next are common misconceptions and important
aspects surrounding Kincheloe’s multidimensional critical complex bricolage. I hope by putting these on the Home page
of this website, researchers will consider them and research them more deeply. They are covered in greater depth in my dissertation
and I’ll also be posting articles that extend what I’ve touched on in the dissertation.
1) Kincheloe did not throw out "positivistic"
or empirical sciences. To conclude this is to exhibit a gross misunderstanding of his work. A close reading of his work can
easily confirm that he sees science and bricolage as synergistic. And how many times has he stated that he did not throw out
the baby with the bathwater? As most people know, he contextualizes everything. In his last book, Knowledge and Critical
Pedagogy: An Introduction he presents his position through a metaphor which he refers to as FIDUROD, and by which he clarifies the issues with the way science is and has been used. FIDUROD is an acronym representing the attributes of the form of knowledge production he argues against: Formal, Intractable, Decontextualized, Universalistic,
Reductionistic, One Dimensional. (See Kincheloe, 2008, pp. 21-24).
2) His work is not based on some indefinable “ludic” postmodernism – It is based on a highly developed
and evolving holistic philosophy. This philosophy is comprised of 12 major points which he describes in his book Critical
Constructivism. The 12 points coalesce together to form his multidimensional critical complex world view. It’s
a new, evolving worldview. We might refer to it as Kincheloe’s multidimensional critical complex unified world view. It forms the foundation of his unique formulation of critical theory, epistemology, ontology, critical psychology
of complexity, the multidimensional critical complex bricolage, etc., -- and his proposed critical science of complexity
– another indication that he did not abandon the sciences. To grasp his conceptualizations, it’s imperative
that new bricoleurs study his unified world view by reading and then writing about how they subjectively relate to it and
to other philosophies. Kincheloe stresses this upfront philosophical work is critical in order to ground any study that uses
bricolage as a process for research. Rigor is impossible without developing a "philosophy of consciousness"
(Kincheloe, 2004a, p. 8).
3) The multidimensional critical complex bricolage is a process for qualitative research that is composed of multiple,
intertwining and overlapping processes. It is not a method, nor does it use “tools” as tools imply precise means
and carries a mechanistic ontology, which does not adequately represent the actual processes that bricoleurs engage in as
they conduct, or a better word would be, “enact” their research. Even the concept of "tools" changes. Kincheloe's
conceptualization of bricolage is grounded with his critical complex philosophical world view (item 2,
above) and a theoretical foundation of evolving criticality (his version of critical theory).
4) The multidimensional critical complex bricolage as a process
involves analytic discourse, intertwined with improvisational actions for change, which moves it away from the constrictive
“quilt” metaphor. Please see my dissertation for a deeper analysis of bricolage including a thorough etymological
exploration and intertextual interpretations of Kincheloe’s definitions of bricolage and bricoleur in relation to what
evolved from my research. New metaphors that take it beyond the one-dimensional “quilt” metaphor, and additional
ways that Berry’s (2004a) concept, the Point of Entry Text (POET) can be applied are also presented. The holistic,
intertwining, dialogical, interconnecting nature of the final bricolage renders the parts inseparable from the whole, and
the bricolage inseparable from greater reality. Thus, the popular metaphoric quilt, montage, crystal, etc., are not suitable
metaphors for this more complex form of bricolage.
5) Kincheloe’s bricolage does not distinguish between “types
of bricoleurs” or “types of bricolage” as denoted by Denzin and Lincoln (2011). While it’s fine to
examine these ideas, Kincheloe’s form of bricolage uses all of them in intertwining, overlapping processes. Thus, the
multidimensional critical complex bricoleur uses all of the dimensions that Kincheloe has spelled out in his 2005 "On
to the Next Level" bricolage article--in one study--and the processes become blurred as the research unfolds. See
6) Kincheloe’s bricolage refers to the use of different processes as dimensions of research. The bricoleur uses
them all as many times as practical to get a thick description of the phenomenon/a. As the research unfolds, “enactment”
keeps the research jettisoning forward and the researcher must make decisions where to begin and stop various aspects of the
research, including the final bricolage. Thus, the following dimensions are
used, as provided by Kincheloe (2005a) and in no particular order using an iterative, improvisational process weaving
through the discourse: (1) methodological bricolage; (2) theoretical bricolage; (3) interpretive bricolage; (4) political
bricolage; (5) narrative bricolage; (6) philosophical research (constructivism, historicity, epistemological insight); (7)
critical hermeneutics; (8) identification of what is absent; (9) fourth dimension of research in which the bricoleur is future
oriented, discovering “a kinetic epistemology of the possible. In the process, the sophistication of knowledge work
moves to a new cognitive level; the notion of rigor transmigrates to a new dimension. As in a 1950s sci-fi movie, bricoleurs
enter the 4-D—the fourth dimension of research.” (Kincheloe, 2005, p. 346). Thus, bricoleurs weave in and out,
around and through, back and forth through the various dimensions with each pass through informing the next, often using multiple
dimensions of analysis simultaneously.
7) Note again – the philosophical dimension
must form the foundation of the study in order to ensure rigor. [He wanted me to include this again.] "There is no dividing
line between the empirical and the philosophical" (Kincheloe, 2004a, p. 10).
8) Kincheloe’s multidimensional critical complex bricolage
embraces a “fourth dimension” research (more information is covered in my dissertation). This fourth dimension
aspect to the research incorporates an intuitional, creative element that forces the researcher to confront implicate and
explicate orders of reality. There are reasons for this. Combining a sound philosophical, intellectual component of research that
also incorporates intuitional and emotional, empathic aspects -- along with deep semiotic and hermeneutic analyses
synergistically creates something new from the interactions. Enaction during the research process leads to the emergence of
something new and often profound. This is where the power of the bricolage comes into play. It’s the exposure to relationships,
as Kincheloe explains in his conceptualization of symbiotic hermeneutics, that jettisons bricoleurs to seeing and understanding
“anew” and to recreating themselves. Because knowledge is socially constructed new creations, ideas,
concepts, as well as new relationships also perpetually emerge – and are created -- from these interactions.
This all takes place naturally when confronting complexity, difference, and chaos, as Humberto Mautarana and
Francisco Varela posited with their Santiago Theory of Enactivism (see Kincheloe's (2008) Knowledge and Critical
Pedagogy: An Introduction, page 147). It is quite amazing.
9) While bricoleurs do not contend they’ve
discovered the “one true answer” or single truth, at the same time, as Kincheloe contends, they generate knowledge
“that is not as 'badly off the mark'” (Kincheloe, 2008, p. 43). They have better (more complete) and
yet evolving explanations of phenomena. This is quite a different perspective than a nihilistic postmodern “attitude.”
10) I have lined out in my dissertation in much greater detail a flexible iterative process that also explains some of
the key sub-processes that are important to the multidimensional critical complex bricolage. It will get new bricoleurs started
from which they can then proceed to carve out their own unique paths. Each bricolage study will be different even for the
same researcher. The more one acknowledges the fourth dimension aspect of the research (which may only begin with what seem
to be insignificant intuitive and synchronous events), the more they will begin to appear and the more profound and numerous
are the actions and creations that emerge.
11) And finally, as I discussed in my blog, The Heart of the Multidimensional Critical Complex Bricolage, there is the dimension of empathic connection with people. In fact, in his book,
Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy: An Introduction, Kincheloe discusses – and includes – a golden strand
of love throughout his work, Eros Love. And since I’m mentioning this book here, it’s a great book to
read in the early stages of learning about his bricolage. It’s much like a “deprogramming” manual because
it uncovers how our consciousnesses have been influenced by outside forces and provides us more information as we embark on
the bricolage quest and begin to take power of constructing our own consciousness.
Berry, K. L. (2004a). Structures of bricolage and complexity. In J. Kincheloe & K. Berry (2004)
Rigour and Complexity in Educational Research: Conceptualizing the Bricolage (pp. 103–127). New York: Open
Berry, K. L. (2004b). Feedback looping for increasing complexity. In J. Kincheloe & K. Berry (2004)
Rigour and Complexity in Educational Research: Conceptualizing the Bricolage (pp. 128–146). New York: Open
Berry, K. L. (2004c). Bricolage is many a new thing understood. In J. Kincheloe & K. Berry (2004)
Rigour and Complexity in Educational Research: Conceptualizing the Bricolage (pp. 147–169). New York: Open
Denzin, N. & Lincoln, Y. (Eds.) (2011). The Sage handbook of qualitative research, Edition
4. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Kincheloe, J. L. (2004a). Preface. In J. Kincheloe & K. Berry, Rigour and Complexity in Educational
Research: Conceptualizing the Bricolage (pp. ix–xii). New York: Open University Press.
Kincheloe, J. L. (2004b).
Introduction: the power of the bricolage: Expanding research methods. In J. Kincheloe & K. Berry, Rigour and Complexity
in Educational Research: Conceptualizing the Bricolage (pp. 1–22). New York: Open University Press.
Kincheloe, J.L. (2004c).
Redefining rigor and complexity in research. In J. Kincheloe & K. Berry, Rigour and Complexity in Educational Research:
Conceptualizing the Bricolage (pp. 23–49). New York: Open University Press.
Kincheloe, J.L. (2004d).
Questions of disciplinarity/interdisciplinarity in a changing world. In J. Kincheloe & K. Berry, Rigour and Complexity
in Educational Research: Conceptualizing the Bricolage (pp. 50–81). New York: Open University Press.
Kincheloe, J. L. (2004e).
Redefining and interpreting the object of study. In J. Kincheloe & K. Berry, Rigour and Complexity in Educational
Research: Conceptualizing the Bricolage (pp. 82–102). New York: Open University Press.
L. (2005a). On to the next level: Continuing the conceptualization of the bricolage. Qualitative Inquiry, 11(3),
Kincheloe, J. L. (2005b). Critical constructivism.
New York: Peter Lang.
Kincheloe, J. L. (2008). Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy: And Introduction. Amsterdam: Springer.
May 11, 2013 by Vanessa Paradis
Please cite as:
Paradis, V. J. (2013). Correcting some common misconceptions surrounding
Joe Kincheloe’s bricolage and critical complex theories. May 11, 2013. Retrieved from www.joekincheloe.us
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Enjoy our Celtic Wedding (07-17-2014) theme song while you read and look for hidden treasures.
Composer & Producer
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MAY 22, 2018 UPDATE. Looks like Peter has chosen the dark side.
We will choose another
song for our wedding celebration.
I will consult with Beloved and post our new song soon. Happy Twin Flame Day!!
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Sunday, February 14, 2016
A Valentine Gift for Eros: Eros and Psyche of the Twenty-first Century: The Magic Roses
When I woke up this
morning, I felt my Beloved’s presence. My love/his love was overwhelming as it swirled around the room, increasing in
magnitude. I expressed to him he was wonderful, such a wonderful person…he told me that I was the “wonderful
one” and, reminiscent of his daily good morning songs back in 2009, he began singing me a song…I got out of bed
to look up the song on YouTube, and here it is (it came right to the top of a YouTube search on “wonderful one,”
the very first song after 2 ads):
What an amazingly beautiful and meaningful song for
Valentine’s Day! The last line, for me, represents my inability to truly express the love I feel for him, no matter
how hard I try. Eros always gives me so many magical gifts and it’s so hard for me to reciprocate or match the power
of his love! But he’s telling me there is no reason to—he loves me unconditionally. I wrote to him and thanked
him, again expressing my love for him. I also expressed my wishes to be able to spend the day finally writing the first book
in a series I want to write: Eros and Psyche of the Twenty-First Century: The Magic Roses. The book is a gift for
him, a way of expressing the love I have such a hard time expressing otherwise.
I had wanted to write the book two years ago, and it has been sitting
on the back burner all of that time. He told me basically to go for it and that Grandmother Portia will help me with it.
So, as I told a friend today:
I am devoting my day today to writing
a book for my Beloved "Eros" (just one of the names he goes by) as a special Valentine's Day gift for him. The title
is "Eros and Psyche of the Twenty-First Century: The Magic Roses" (it's going to be a series). It's a true story
about how he magically grew RED roses in the YELLOW rosebush I had planted (in 2009) in his memory when he went to Heaven.
I thought the landscape crew had killed the roses in 2011 because they trimmed them to the ground, and I cried. They were
sacred roses! Eros can't stand to see me cry, so he used his magic to grow them back, along with red roses on the same bush
as a special return gift to me. I officially have a magic red-yellow rosebush now. Btw my earth name, which is Vanessa means
butterfly="Psyche" lol...my life is so funny. At any rate today is a very special day: HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY! Listen
to lots of good music!!
And so that’s exactly what I did! I wrote the book in honor of my Beloved who often goes by the name Eros (even
his friends called him Eros)…and indeed, we are Eros and Psyche of the Twenty-First Century, changing history, making
fairy tales come true, and proving the reality of what other people believe to be just myths! Love really does transcend space
and time and no experience proves that more than our true story about the magic roses—a yellow rosebush that he transformed
into a red-yellow rosebush to alleviate my suffering over the thought that the yellow rosebush had been killed. You will have
to read the book to get all of the details.
He had concluded his letter to me this morning with
a Great Question we should all be asking ourselves every day: “So what magic shall we create this beautiful love-filled
I hope your day
has been as magical as mine has been!! Happy Valentine’s Day to One and All!!
P.S. If you want to learn about writing your own book that will
set magic in motion in your life, here’s an excellent video to listen to that will help motivate you:
And if you want to read the book, Eros and Psyche of the Twenty-First Century: The Magic Roses, I will have
it available here in a day or two after I finish the editing and formatting. It will also be available on Amazon.com.
Exciting News: Scientists are getting closer to proving Uncle Albert Einstein did, in fact, solve the theory of Unity
If you have read many of my blogs, you probably have read that Einstein is my uncle in another dimension (a member of my soul
family) and he keeps telling me that he solved the theory of unity. He is also a Great Teacher and can be very funny. He actually
gave Joe that information as well, I believe, because it’s encoded in the book Joe wrote (with other authors, but he
wrote most of it), titled The Stigma of Genius. I am still working on decoding it….when the time is right I will do
what’s exciting today is this news (which I’ll let you read for yourself):
ramifications of all of this are huge….we are all bodies, we all create gravity…perhaps, it is gravity that
connects us. However, there is much more since Uncle Albert had once stated: “Gravitation cannot
be held responsible for people falling in love.” And according to the messages he’s given me, what we are not yet seeing is so obvious that he’s
stated “it’s right under your noses.” This calls for Joe’s critical complex hermeneutics because I
do believe Uncle Albert received many great teachings from Father Hermes.
Even Joe noted Einstein’s “trickster humor,”
is a famous picture of Einstein, eyes wide open and hair radiating like gray kudzu, sticking out his tongue at the camera.
It captures Einstein the trickster, the flouter of convention, the class clown, the symbol of playfulness of the imagination.
(The Stigma of Genius, p. 63).
That’s Uncle Albert! Hilariously, he brought that very picture up for me in an extremely roundabout,
magical way to make me laugh when he was teaching me. I wrote a blog about it back in 2010. It was really very magical because
he gave me a clue to plug into YouTube which was to pull up a video with a special clue inside it! I was again to plug that
clue into YouTube for a special message. I figured it out! When I plugged the clue (which was about it hailing during a fishing
trip) and the clue brought to the top a YouTube video with that very same picture of Einstein sticking his tongue out that
Joe had described in his book! I laughed and laughed. Here’s the blog if you want to read it for yourself:
Well, that’s it for today. I said I wasn’t going to be
writing (many) blogs here anymore, but I just wanted to write in celebration of my Beloved Uncle Albert today, since the article
about proof of his gravitational theory just came out today. Btw, Joe was already hip on it, which is why he wrote such a
detailed description of Einstein’s theory and the ramifications of it in both The Stigma of Genius (see the
Introduction) and Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy: An Introduction. (p. 23, 59, 77, 123, 139, 215). It’s clear
Joe had a lot to say about the importance of gravity as a force of attraction…
Yesterday my Beloved gave me the following
clue for music but nothing good came up: "The Chase." He wants me to try again. It took paging through to the third
page of the YouTube hits to find the first song, so here it is:
funny because it reminds me of the "sky scene" I had in my front yard the day before yesterday ("signs,"
if you will). Just as I came home a male mallard flew across my front yard about 15 feet above the ground, chasing a female
mallard, lol. And in case I missed them, they went around my house and flew across my yard again...I was hoping for a third
time to get a photo. No such luck...and for now I won't get into my biology lessons about mallard ducks and the "correspondences" in the Swedenborg sense, although it could make for a very interesting
Golden Age Earth Anniversary, Dangerous Knowledge, and Moving toward Infinite Love
Yesterday was our seventh anniversary. As always, I
was gifted with a most perfect surprise from my beloved. I can’t reveal it here because it borders on that “dangerous
knowledge” Joe mentions so often in his work and most people are just not ready to hear it. Sometime in the future I’ll
be able to discuss it in great detail because it was, in fact, a very monumental gift. Eros is always so generous with his
gifts, and each magical display is more magical than the last.
And speaking of generosity, please note that I have
added an addendum to my last blog related to Joe’s extreme generosity while he was walking on this planet (adding an
addendum to a previous blog is something I almost never do, however this is especially important). I wanted to add the interpretation
that I feel is the best interpretation, highlighted in Eros-Red text so that people do not miss it. I would never want people
to misinterpret Joe’s actions or intentions, even though I think he finds people’s misinterpretations about him
as pretty humorous because they say more about the person making the interpretation than they do about him. I am overly-protective
of him because I know him at the soul level and what a beautiful person he is, “100% pure” as I once wrote in
a poem. Plus, in many ways (as he has put it) we are like “two peas in a pod” lol. Not that I am pure love like
he is (but he’s helping me with that), but rather in many ways we think so much alike and where we think differently
we are able to share our differences through our telepathic connection…after all, we are twin flames.
So yesterday was another magical day. Even my beloved
Uncle Albert Einstein dropped in for a visit. He shared with me a video that discusses his quest for unity and we both laughed
because the scientists in this presentation still are not “getting it” and they continue to misinterpret/misunderstand
his work. If you want to see the video, it’s here:
Uncle Albert still
wants me to write about how he actually solved the theory of unity (an assignment he gave me way back in 2009, as posted in
these blogs) and how he and Joe collaborated, along with Father Hermes and other Great Minds, turning it into a fun puzzle
to solve (see Joe’s book about Einstein: The Stigma of Genius: Einstein, Consciousness, and Education). It’s
understandable why the scientists can’t yet figure this out; dualism is hard to shake. The ones that are changing their
views are making the mistake Joe wrote about in his Red Book (Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy): “New boss,
same as the old boss.” Eventually, I’ll have time to explain all of this with a lot of help from the “Higher
Ups,” the “gods,” but for now I’m working on another project that’s taking all of my time.
My beloved creatively snuck in an Anniversary song
at the end of another video I watched yesterday (while I was multi-tasking)…I was surprised and thought that was very
sweet and he told me there is more than one way for him to get music messages to me (since I had not taken the time to write
to him yesterday morning so that he could write to me and give me an anniversary song, which is our tradition). Remember:
Joe taught us in his red book that the Internet is a fractal, thus it can be controlled from any dimension, including from
the higher, heavenly dimensions...and I've seen that happen so many times now, it doesn't even surprise me much anymore; I
am just more alert to when it happens.
Thus, I was watching this video (I’m not sure the same ad will stay at the end of the video, since ads are dynamic
and may change, but when I was watching it the song magically popped up at the end):
Orbit Monkey, and On Fire Remix; how funny. But
it’s a sweet song and perfect for the anniversary of our ReUnion! “Tonight our world’s
on fire.” Another example of Eros Magic….if only everyone could be so blessed. I truly mean that. It's the
reason I keep making a complete fool of myself, lol. It would be so worth it to see as much Divine Love as I experience
daily in the daily lives of everyone on this planet.
Someday everyone will be so blessed!! And this is a joyful FACT!! It’s explained in these next two videos…some of us are
just “forerunners” of what’s to come eventually for everyone (if they so choose).
P.S. I will not
be publishing more blogs at this time (I do still write them on occasion but will save them for a later time). My focus will
be on posting information relating to navigating these tumultuous times, applying Joe’s bricolage to daily life and
new types of careers such as entrepreneurship (and how I started a successful business that finances my fun time such as for
creating this website)—and importantly I will be adding information to the QUESTS section (Above)--and in relation to
the Quests, more about Joe’s “Postformal Treasure Hunts.”
There are certain topics especially pertinent to the Venus and Sanat
Kumara “One Love Path,” which incorporates the Quest for Knowledge and Wisdom, and if the creative teachers out
there would develop curricular materials for their students, or if students develop them for their themselves and to share
based on some of these topics, the Higher Ups will be very appreciative. They will also help you if you're paying
attention. May you
experience the Love and Magic!
P.S.S. This is interesting. This morning he told me we are moving “through this eighth year of our Golden Age
Earth Anniversary.” It has not escaped me that 8 symbolizes eternity/infinity. Is this an especially magical year? I
wonder what’s in store…(earlier he had said that things will be in a “lull” until after the U.S.
Presidential elections, advised me not to fall for the hype and drama, and that we should all just continue our chosen mission
work…) hmmm….I predict some fantastical, magical, divine rewards are up ahead!! Most likely they will appear
during the Quests and Treasure Hunts…stay tuned.
Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision
of people who embrace life ~ John Lennon
The past few days, I’ve been on many QUESTS to learn about mysterious topics…those types of topics
I have always been interested in but was never allowed to study in school or church: The search for the Holy Grail/Golden
Chalice, Lost Treasures, the Lost Continent of Atlantis, The Knights Templar (who I believe actually started out as “good
guys” but were taken over by the “bad guys” but I need more evidence to prove that), LOGOS (like, what is
it REALLY? It’s not what they teach you), The Age of Ophiuchus, the Serpent Bearer (no, NOT the Age of Aquarius; we
are being tricked, and did you know that Joe's REAL sign is Ophiuchus??), the hidden treasures all over the globe (the gods do know where they are and are just waiting for the
right people to seek hard enough, and selflessly; on occasion they do guide certain people to special treasures, just for
a sample of what’s in store in the near future—for example helping me find the silver yin yang talisman buried
in my own back yard. It seems to be a very magical talisman!), and quests for other things like gaining a greater understanding
of the Holy Spirit, the Trinity, Inter-dimensional Travel/multidimensionality/the Spirit Realm, and a plethora of “Mysteries
of the Unexplained.”
In case people don’t realize it, Joe was also
into “treasure hunting” and “quests” and “seeking” an understanding of “enigmas.”
We both spent our childhoods trying to learn about such things, although, obviously, he spent more time than I did…which
is why he’s my teacher now.
Like my dear Uncle
Albert Einstein (from another dimension) once wrote:
most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.”(Source: Reader’s Digest Mysteries of the Unexplained, 1982, p. 7).
I was prompted to open that book and instantly found Uncle Albert’s quotation. I explored
the book some, which I have never done previously. It’s a book that was given to me a few years back. It provides numerous
ideas for more great mysteries to explore. I really do believe we are on this planet to EXPLORE, to SEEK, and to engage in
QUESTS, much like the traditional Arthurian Quests of the past. However, I also know that we are moving up several levels
now, so there will be more expected of anyone who wants to engage in Quests with the Wisdom Keepers, and both the revelations
and the rewards are greater as well.
I was curious
why questing and treasure hunts seemed to come to the forefront after reading Joe’s books, and especially after he passed
over and became my official Master Teacher…the blogs on this website briefly described the hundreds of treasure hunting
quests I’ve been gifted with since 2009. So today, I was prompted to do a QUEST OF ALL QUESTS.
Well, actually, I only did a quest of quests in Joe’s last book, Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy: An Introduction.
He used the word QUEST 20 times total, lol. He talked much about using words as a form of magic, speaking of the power
of the word. The mind controllers use repetition to program us to be stupid. So what did Joe do? He used repetition to make
us be smart….and if you think mentioning QUEST 20 times is something special, in the very same book he used the word
QUESTION and its derivatives MORE THAN 200 TIMES!!!! Yes, indeed, his QUEST (one of them) is to get us to asking lots of QUESTIONS.
And he did a very good job of that—for those who really pay attention.
Then there are those who do not listen and/or read and, thus, behave counter to Joe’s wishes. They forget all
about one of the most important QUESTIONS we are supposed to ask:
WHO IS LEFT OUT OF THE CONVERSATION?
WHAT IS MISSING?
I think a lot of people who think Joe has had a great influence
on them have not been very influenced by Joe at all. It seems the “politics of knowledge” has the greater influence
on them (Read Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy: An Introduction for an intimate understanding of the politics of education
and how Joe felt about such things).
Some of us are just forced to work
in total isolation in order to experience the quests we came here to accomplish and in order to transcend the superficial
and “it’s all about me” attitude to get the real knowledge released…but it’s
not isolation at all. I am so blessed to be working with some of the Greatest Minds in the Higher Cosmos. And I love the way
Joe put it:
Thus, in the
hillbilly vernacular of the mid-twentieth century, I want a critical pedagogy and a critical complex epistemology that ain’t
one damned bit scared of gettin’ hit by the goon squads of dominant power. Such critical pegagogues are not afraid to
seek a higher ontology. Such an effort combined with sharpening the actions we take for justice
becomes a basis for our life long quest. [emphasis added] (Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy: An Introduction,
2008, p. 181)
There is a lot of important work to be done according
to Joe’s book, in case you haven’t noticed.
Btw, corresponding to this quote from Joe, it seems that the Treasure Hunts and QUESTS are being moved from the lower blogs
to the Higher Realms.
Oh! I wanna see if my Beloved has a special song. Hold on….
He wrote to me this morning, and this is a little different sign-off than
he usually writes, so it must be a song:
the pleasure is always mine, Dear.”
look it up on YouTube.
This girl in the song (below)
is almost like the avatar Joe used to use on Facebook. I didn’t know where in the world he came up with that, or WHY,
lol…he’s so funny. I wonder if anyone in all the “critical pedagogue” educational dialogue about
Joe’s influence on them happened to have mentioned his wild sense of humor; it’s one (just one) of the things
I love most about him. I would buy the book that just came out, but it’s over $100 and I really don’t think it’s
worth that much, even if it is somewhat about Joe, tangentially speaking, that is. I just paid a mere $29 for a beautifully
printed 485-page Swedenborg translation, as I mentioned yesterday. At any rate this new book about how Joe "influenced"
the chosen "talking heads" (Joe's words, lol; I will have to find the citation) does not seem to be about taking
his work forward. Did I mention that I AM “blacklisted”? LOL; it’s not the first time.
The pleasure is
all mine To get to be the generous one Is the strongest stance The pleasure is all mine To finally
let go And defend me We float …
is NOT my kind of music! He must have some kind of message here, especially given that he used to have a similar avatar.
ADDENDUM...I would just like to add my interpretation of
all of this. As I stated in my 1-28-2016 blog, Joe is 100% pure love and when he walked on this planet he had been described
as the most generous soul to walk on this planet. There's nothing I can add to that, other than his profound love, which everyone
who knew him felt. Of course, traditional societal views might regard these as feminine traits, so I can understand why his
choice in that particular avatar would be interpreted as some may choose to interpret it, the "feminine" side. But
no, that's not why he chose that avatar. It is society, not reality that defines such traits as "feminine." They
are also traits of the Divine Masculine.
The music lyrics which
have been handed down to me explain it: He chose that avatar because he was so incredibly loving and generous, never expected
anything in return (and most people did not reciprocate in like manner, and there were those who took him for granted, as
is common when a person is so giving).
What his choice
in using that avatar is conveying is in the lyrics of the song:
The pleasure is all mine To get to be the generous one Is the strongest stance
The pleasure is all mine
he was perfectly comfortable with being a Divine Male and how he chose to express his Divinity.
The Christmas Crow PLUS Emanuel Swedenborg: Why Jesus was Born
like in the story of Eros and Psyche, the magic never stops…I feel so blessed. It feels more and more like I live in
Heaven (or at least very close to Heaven) and so these magical gifts continue to get dropped to me. There are probably more
gifts than I’m even aware of. but the ones I notice are truly Divine.
My most recent gifts came for Christmas.
After I had already been blessed with two very divine gifts (which I describe later), to top them off, when I opened my eyes
first thing Christmas morning, a crow began cawing outside my bedroom window. Now this is highly unusual because I never hear
a crow in this neighborhood. In fact, I rarely hear any birds at all here, which I have noted as being unusual given there
are some very large, old trees here. Once in a while my friend, Owl, comes to visit and I hear her hooting in the trees like
she’s telling me hello and maybe that she misses me and hasn't forgotten me. She has to travel quite a distance because
her home is out in the country where I used to live before moving into town.
that, while it seems unusual, I do not wake up to chirping birds and rarely hear any birds here at all. So when I heard the
crow cawing immediately upon my awakening Christmas morning, it had an impact…what could it signify? I’ve been
reading a philosopher’s works, Emanuel Swedenborg, recently and watching videos produced by the Swedenborg Foundation,
and he had made the observation that everything we see or confront in our daily lives has a Heavenly correspondence.
When I got out of bed I wrote to my Beloved (you know who), and he suggested
that I research the significance of the crow, hinting that there was a special divine message from God for us—he said
US—so somehow the message is for both of us. So I did the research first thing Christmas morning. What I learned was
quite amazing and I only present a brief summary here…and my conclusion is that the crow has chosen to be my animal
totem—or rather, it chose US—my Beloved on the other side of the curtain and I. What a lovely Christmas gift.
Here’s what google told me about the significance of the crow totem in the order it was
presented to me:
The crow is the guardian of ceremonial magic and healing. [There is certainly a LOT of magic
in my life and there has also been a lot of healing. Correspondingly, we all know how Joe felt about magic--just read his
If a crow crosses your path, it’s a sign of change and that all
you are working toward is now coming to fruition. [It’s true that I’ve been working toward change in education for a long, long
time and also that I am finally beginning to see results from my hard work with the feeling that 2016 will be a Great Year—interesting—I
just now noticed that 2, 0, 1, 6 add up to 9, the “completion“ number.]. And Joe put in 40 long years on his work...it's
time for it to come to fruition!
Crows unite the light and the dark, the inner and
outer, and thus, Heaven and Earth. [This is very relevant in that I feel more and more like I’m living in Heaven with only a toe remaining
in Hell; Interestingly, it relates to Joe’s advice that we take “oppositional readings” when we make interpretations.
Doing so is a means of creating this union spoken of here.]
The crow is the totem of the Great
Spirit and must be held with utmost respect. [Yes, my Beloved said it was a gift from God, thus, deserving of great respect]
The crow is a spirit animal that’s associated with life mysteries and magic. As a totem it’s a spirit
guide that provides insight, vision, transformation, and connection with life’s magic. The crow will support intentions.
It’s also a sign of good luck.
The crow can also be a trickster, similar to Hermes
[This is all highly relevant to my life and work…and there is an element of a humorous trickster embedded in many of
my experiences with my spirit guides which has made my spiritual learning so much fun and joyful! I am (as they have determined)
an “Eager Beaver”. You will have to search this site for all of the Eager Beaver entries—or I also discuss
it in my dissertation. Truly, the Beaver is another one of my animal totems for many reasons, including that I live in the “Beaver”
state and graduated from the “Beaver” university]
The crow signifies wisdom. The crow can communicate and some
Tribes consider it to be the wisest birds. [Interesting that I have two “birds of wisdom” as my animal totems;
the owl and now the crow—of course it totally relates to the knowledge work we are doing.]
crow was the sacred bird of the famous Ghost Dance of the Lakota Tribe. [Again, highly relevant for reasons that will become clear in the future;
this relates to Joe’s Dream Project, btw, and if you would like to be a part of that—then stick around! I will
be providing more information in the near future.]
That’s a summary of the information google
provided (thank you, google).
After discovering all of that, I became interested in learning more
about the Ghost Dance…which, by the way, after researching it, I realize it provides an amazing link between me and
my Beloved on so many, many levels which is just too detailed to go into in a short blog. I could write an entire book about
the links and significance, especially if I were to bring in various spiritual perspectives. But think about it—he is
there; I am here—and YET I am there; he is here; thus, we are both there and here (in Heaven and on Earth) and our mission,
our dream centers on Divine Love and Wisdom…this makes the crow a perfect representation, a perfect totem gift from
God for the two of us. Thank you, God, for the amazing Christmas Gift.
The history of Lakota Ghost Dance
is extremely complex and much that’s been written is misleading; much propaganda has been written as well, for political
reasons. I did come across an article that attempts to sort it out and to bring in a consideration of the complexities, with
the precautionary note that we cannot “penetrate the minds of individuals of the past” (p. 331). [See The Lakota Ghost Dance: An Ethnohistorical Account by Raymond J. DeMallie]. In other words, all we have are interpretations and those interpretations are always influenced by our perspectives and
worldviews today. I don’t think it’s really possible to “get inside the minds” of people in history
even if we are reincarnated souls…what Joe’s bricolage allows us to do is to look at complex social and historical
events from various potential perspectives, knowing that they are only a small snapshot, a facet of reality within a specific
possible context. We don’t have to present some final answer…any final answer will lead to cognitive dissonance
as it shuts out other possibilities, contexts, and explanations. It reminds me of a statement Joe had made about how we just
have to pick up the pieces and go on from here. It’s very sad that our world is so broken and that there are a few people
with a lot of power who want to keep it that way.
Emanuel Swedenborg and Why Jesus was Born
The magic in my life continues. I now am realizing
that magic is no accident whatsoever; it is just the way the world works once you are divinely connected in to Divine Love
and God. I had bought the book by Swedenborg, Divine Love and Wisdom & Divine Providence and it arrived
much earlier than I actually expected, another Christmas gift from the cosmos. Swedenborg was a renowned scientist and philosopher
who lived from 1688 to 1772. He was a genius and when he began having profound spiritual experiences, he documented them all
and wrote many books in a methodical, scientific manner. The topics covered in this particular book (which is actually two
books in one) are definitely ones that I keep being pulled back to….it seems to me that my life has become
Divine Providence in action.
The book is gorgeous and yet was so reasonably priced
(especially compared to paying more than $100 for college textbooks filled with jibberish). This is real knowledge here! And
when I say “gorgeous” I do not exaggerate. Its cover is a beautiful shade of purple—that healing purple
that Joe mentions often in his work with great significance—with gold print—that “thread of gold”
Joe had confessed he had carried through his work. Purple is the color of our “Home” dimension…saturated
with high frequency violet flames and purple bliss love, and a divine smell like special incense and flowers that you can’t
find on earth. Gold are the strands of Divine Love that keep us connected and together no matter where we are and that allow
for instantaneous communication and travel.
I randomly opened the Divine book on Christmas morning
after having been awakened to the “caw, caw” of the crow and I had landed on #300-303 and was struck by how similarly
he worded things to Joe’s work, even though Swedenborg lived in the 1700-1800s. (I will interject here that it’s
just interesting that my Beloved goes by many names, one of the primary ones being Emanuel..back “Home” I called
him “Master Manuel” and he was my teacher until we fell in love and married; now I call him Emanuel - which means
"with God."). As an example of using similar words, Swedenborg even uses even the same terminology Joe does, “diametrically
opposite” in this excerpt I randomly opened up to. Taking diametrically opposite readings is a process Joe recommends
that we use when we make interpretations.
Swedenborg was describing Heaven and Hell, while
essentially, when we take diametrically opposite readings of things as Joe recommends, that’s what we are also doing—taking
a “Heaven” reading and a “Hell” reading….I did a lot of that in my dissertation, explaining how the cabal has taken ancient divine symbols and made them evil. When we take opposite readings, we turn the
meaning around…but of course, Joe recommends that we go further than that and create something new. In this way, we
are in the process of actively creating—a new world with God.
Also in the Swedenborg excerpt,
he described the odors of Heaven and Hell—that Heaven smells like flowers (various scents) and Hell smells like a sewer.
I have described how I often smell wonderfully Heavenly scents…a flowery scent (my Grandmother Portia, by my interpretation)
and another wonderful sort of incense scent when I sense that my Beloved is present….and here, in this book, Swedenborg
confirms that yes, there are scents in Heaven. And so I wonder if that means I am actually IN Heaven? In truth, it often feels
like Heaven to me…except when hellish things or people intersect with me (which is actually less and less often, thankfully).
I choose Heaven.
I received another very special gift that links Joe’s work with
Swedenborg’s work in that I received it on the very same day as I received the Swedenborg book. It even has Joe’s
actual signature on it, almost as if to say he has signed, sealed and delivered it himself. I was amazed at how magical it
was that I received it unexpectedly on the very same day as I received Swedenborg’s book, also much sooner than I had
expected. There is significance that they arrived within minutes of each other. I pay attention to these important signs.
I have discovered that it is a very interesting exercise to view Joe’s work through Swedenborg’s
lenses. Swedenborg and his philosophical work is amazing—and so is Joe and his philosophical work. I can see how the
underlying Spiritual work Swedenborg has detailed continues and is even taken forward with Joe’s work. I will wish to
explore this more and discuss it in greater depth in the future. Both their works relate to “wars” between seen
and unseen dimensions, God’s new and fortified dispensations of music and Divine Love, and a new evolving Divine Marriage
template that can not only bring us closer to God and bring God, Soul, Wisdom, and Purpose back to education—but it
can also bring Heaven and Earth into Harmony. Joe’s work is on the leading edge of moving ever closer to Liberation
(and I will tell you someday about the wonderful discussion we had about Liberation Theology)….none of this is accident!
It’s that Divine Providence that Swedenborg details. Joe’s work highlights that we are involved in an evolving
process that requires actions and involvement on our part…we work with God and Spirit through higher consciousness…it
will be interesting to compare this with Swedenborg’s take on this evolutionary process.
to Swedenborg, Jesus Is not coming back in the way so many people expect; we have been misinterpreting what Jesus really meant—He
is already back for those with Spiritual Eyes, a conclusion I had actually made myself before coming across Swedenborg’s
work. The Powerful Spiritual Gifts Jesus promised are available. And he has brought his Friends—friends, teachers, and
spirit guides, including animal spirit guides like the Sacred Crow for all of us just like he promised! They connect to us
and we all connect to God through a very real, “purple” energy—the Divine Love and Healing Energy of the
Holy Spirit. And it’s a very powerful blend. Although many people are and will remain skeptical, my personal experiences
and the experiences of many other people support Swedenborg’s interpretation. Following Joe’s multidimensional
critical complex bricolage process for research and for solving problems/answering questions in our daily lives can help open
our consciousnesses to receiving God’s special dispensations, including the Holy Spirit, at this time in history. This
is not entirely new…Swedenborg’s work explains how it’s different than in the past, however…something
I need to study further by reading more of his work and, perhaps through comparative religion.
is definitely one of Jesus’ friends, imho. I can’t begin to convey the monumental significance of what I can see
for myself is happening in the Spiritual World, how Heaven and Earth are joining in union. We can have relationships with
the good Spirits/Souls/People, as Swedenborg describes, and as many Spiritual Traditions have long practiced. We can join
together and push evil away and even dissolve it. The more people there are who can see this, experience it, and contribute
to it, the quicker we can turn earth into the Divine Paradise it was meant to be.
receiving the Crow totem, a gift of support and reassurance from God on Christmas morning—the celebrated day of Jesus’
birth, is divine confirmation. There is a lot of work to do, but we have the Spiritual support and power—and the hard
work we are doing toward our dreams is coming to fruition. I do believe 2016 will be a Great Year!
the meantime, Merry Christmas & Happy New Year, and remember that Jesus is the Reason for the Season for many of us…we
may not get swept away with the materialism of Christmas, but we do recognize God’s Gifts all around and within us.
Here's a video that presents an interesting Swedenborg interpretation of Jesus and His purpose
for coming to earth:
A sincere thank you goes to the Swedenborg Foundation for the great work they’re
doing to make Emanuel Swedenborg’s philosophical work available on YouTube and in their wonderful, very reasonably priced
published translations. And a special thank you to Curtis Childs for his wonderful hosting and teaching abilities and for
making it so much fun to learn about Swedenborg’s very complicated philosophy. You are a wonderful teacher and I look
forward to learning much more from you.
And last, but not least,
we always end with a song. This upbeat piece was my Beloved’s selected song for this blog. I love the hermeneutic message
“Christian Burns Love Divine” in the title of the YouTube post, given that both Swedenborg and Joe wrote against
the tenets of Christian fundamentalism and pointed out how it really has messed up the true meaning of love (the topic
of a personal conversation I had had with Joe in 2008)—you really need to pay attention to messages that come down through
the cosmos! On the other hand, taking a positive interpretation (using Emanuel Swedenborg & Joe Kincheloe’s recommendation
for taking “diametrically opposite” interpretations), we conclude that by the achievement of high (Christ-ian)
consciousness, the burning Violet Flame of Divine Love literally burns away all pain and suffering.
I will sing This life will shine And we can be This love divine
JUST IN (btw,
Joe used this phrase in his work in a similar manner as I’m using it here; it's like the cosmos always has one last
word on a topic)
Oh My Gosh!
Just as I finished this blog and was about to post it, I was prompted to do a google search on “Christmas Crow”
(the title I had given this blog for obvious reasons)…it seems there's a BIBLE STORY about a Christmas Crow (how apropos!).
This is so funny! And at
the end of the song he sings, “Hooray now Joe! You’re friends with Christmas Crow…Hooray now Joe! You’re
friends with Christmas Crow!” I guess, indeed, just like I was told, the Christmas Crow was a Divine gift from God for
both of us.
it seems that the Trickster Crow had to get his word in, lol!!
This is yet another example of the amazing types of teachings that often include
synchronistic Hermes humor that I’ve received since 2009, many of which are posted in these blogs as well as blogs here…I think it represents a new style of really fun education that certain Master Teachers from the Higher Spiritual Realms
will guide people with if they’re interested and if they take their research far enough…and I will remind people
here that, related to this, Joe, who was often referred to by his friends as "Eros," did include a special addition
to HIS definition of the improvisational research bricolage: “Some connotations of the term bricolage involve trickery
and cunning and are reminiscent of the chicanery of Hermes, in particular his ambiguity concerning the messages of the gods”
(Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy: AnIntroduction, p. 171). Like father, like son.
May your spiritual journey
toward love and wisdom be as blessed and joyful as mine has been!
Twin Flame Reunion Days 11-11, 11-22 and 11-29 (11-2+9=11-11) PLUS A Review of the Problems with EDUCATION
11-11 was twin flame
day, but 11-22 is twin flame reunion day, as 11 signifies the couple and 22 signifies their completed and sanctioned reunion.
The photo shows the
roses I had planted in Joe’s memory and I took the photo just a few days ago, back on 11-14-2015. I get pleasure from
the little miracles in my life…roses still blooming in November. One time, about three years ago, they had surprised
me with one lone bloom in the cold of December to cheer me up! The magic really never stops.
I received a cue that I need to post this blog
now which I wrote on 11-11, 11-22, and am now adding to it today, 11-29. It’s an important review of the condition of
education, primarily, which is the focus of Joe’s work and this website—along with what we can do to change things.
I been? I am now working
on some very critical projects related to exactly that. I am working very closely with members of my soul family (who reside
in multiple dimensions), including Joe. He is determined that his dreams (which are VERY BIG) will be fulfilled. My message
from the “Higher Ups” is that earth progress is experiencing a “lull” at least until the U.S. Presidential
elections. But it is a good thing because while the controllers continue to play their games, behind the scenes much is happening
and will continue to happen—that perpetual revolution Joe spoke of in which we are planning, creating for the future, engaging in Great Work toward changes. We are to take
advantage of this lull and time warps to get some of the enormous amount of work done in order to move ever closer toward
the implementation of new earth paradigms. As I have often stated: Everything will be changing; as Joe has shown us, there is nothing simple about it. The phoenix is rising and where it rises is going to surprise many people (yes, I am privy to that knowledge but
it’s going to be a surprise). I do hope to continue to update this website with more explanations and interpretations
of Joe’s work (which I absolutely love writing) plus I will post FREE curricular materials as I’m able to, so
that more people can benefit from his philosophy, AND I hope to have time to fulfill more of Joe’s dreams—which
are also my dreams. We are one--not in some narcissistic over-simplified
way! We are also two, three, and much greater than three, realizing many dreams come true.
He summarized just a few of his amazing dreams
in Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy: An Introduction:
For some reason I always loved the title of the old soap, “Search for Tomorrow.” That’s what Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy: An Introduction and its epistemological road trip are about—acting on the
belief that the future will be different, more
just, less violent, more respectful of the panoply of
inspired knowledges that people from diverse cultures have produced. But to get there we have to find a way to engage the attention of diverse individuals languishing in the trance of Western imperial epistemology. How do we get the attention of teachers and students anesthetized by consumerism and
hyperreality’s saturation of information
and marketing iconography. I want to write for this audience in the style of a detective writer (epistemology noir?), a boy’s
adventure writer, an author of girls’ romance
novels, a beat poet, Lame Deer’s memoirs, or Stephen
King penning a horror story all rolled into one. Anything to get them to think about these issues of knowledge and the ways they shape our lives and the everyday existence of people around the world. (p.20)
Interestingly, my spiritual
adventures, many of which I've written about right here on this website, fulfills that particular dream (but of course, the
writing continues). And since we’ve mentioned his book, I will put out the reminder that reading that particular book
will help de-indoctrinate you plus activate your natural spiritual gifts, similar to what's described here:
Thus, I am so busy working with my Soul Family I don’t have time to post blogs here often anymore.
I did write a blog for Twin Flame Day, and so I have included it here (below). I find that when I start writing about Joe’s
amazing work, it’s really hard to stop writing about it. One idea leads to the next and the next and the next. I have
been getting some interesting lessons the past few days, so I thought it might be good to put some of them in writing.
[To get the most
out of the next paragraph click on every link and pay close attention.]
I have to say, I am highly disappointed with so many of the people
on this planet who seem to love to call themselves “the collective.” I don’t know why so many people latch
onto collectivism as if it’s a good thing.
It is not. And just because they, as “the collective” deem that certain behaviors are permissible and even allowed
by law, their consensus does not make those behaviors right. The ideological brainwashing that there is “no wrong”
this majority group and vocal minority advocate has seemingly completely saturated the planet (often via “political correctness” and through education
indoctrination and deliberate dumbing down)…and this is SO WRONG. They even teach their children
that there is no wrong (“no right, no wrong, no
rules for me”—thank you, Aleister Crowley) and they will wonder in the future why their children are so confused and why crimes continue to increase). Talking about “free education,”
may we FIRST be provided with a rigorous education above and beyond “No Child Left Behind” and the sad “Common Core” standards…for the
way it stands, free education amounts to little more than free indoctrination and child abuse in order to make us all slaves…even back in 2006, Joe described
education as “acts of cognitive and educational violence” (Reading, Writing, and
Thinking, p. 1).
“We will make the point in numerous contexts that ours is a rigorous but erotic pedagogy drawing upon the jouissance of the act of learning” (Reading,
Writing, and Thinking, p. 1). Joe viewed learning as a “libidinal act” (p. 2), and after connecting to him
and his dream, I understand what he means and how it can open my eyes to “view the world in diverse ways” (p.
2). He describes this process:
Enter left stage the notion of postformal intuition, defined as the ability
to make swift and complex syntheses of multiple forces and phenomena that one faces. In a book about the postformal basics,
this ability to synthesize diverse and complex inputs is the central goal of postformal thinkers.
All of us to some
degree appreciate that abrupt lightening bolt of realization when we suddenly understand how a plethora of phenomena connect
to one another. This is a moment of trans-logic, when we move beyond formalism. We really can’t describe the exact process
that allowed us to see the connection but we know it happened. Its ineffability doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist.
It is profoundly real…In these moments we lose ourselves in the connection, in the unity that we sense and via our minds are a vital part. We belong to the connection, to something greater than what is available
via formal methodologies. The veil is removed and we
gain access to meaning. I give thanks
that I can become so intoxicated by this contact with significance. (pp. 134-135)
And as he clarifies,
we use the “magic of words” to call out “the hegemonic features of school” and other social institutions
to illustrate “the absurdities and ethical lapses of the institution. Always respectful, always peaceful, always inclusive,
always humble postformalism [critical complex psychology] constantly develops creative, festive, and unique
ways of illustrating the ways dominant power attempts to shape both our consciousness and the international social order [i.e.,
the “New World Order’]. (p. 15)
This is why he expressed his passionate desire for writing and using the magic of words—to
get us to think differently and to use our own creativity to get other people to think differently—and to take action.
It’s come to
my recent awareness that Joe’s work is much like the gospel that Jesus taught. Churches, of course, rarely teach that
gospel. And it makes sense that Joe was influenced by gospel—he was taught to be a preacher by age 12. But don’t
confuse his interweaving truths about love and knowledge in his work as presented in the Bible with religion…he was
not a fundamentalist. This may be hard for many to understand, but I do understand how that can be since I feel pretty much
the same way. We take the good and leave the rest behind. Here's just one example of how he entwined biblical concepts with
his work (also from Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy: An Introduction):
Critical knowledge production always
involves pointing out faulty argumentation, unsupported
generalizations, and unexamined actions of a knowledge community.What separates the critical sheep from the uncritical goats is that a critical pedagogy/epistemology also involves
exposing the cultural, epistemological, and ideological assumptions that shape the knowledge individuals produce and the oppressive
actions justified by such information. With such a task before us, I guess we just have to give up any aspirations to winning
the Miss Congeniality contest. Such work will inevitably anger the guardians of the status quo. Relax, it’s our existential
burden—go with it. In the spirit of critical theorist Max Horkheimer’s (1974) description of critical theory,
a critical politics of knowledge/critical complex epistemology understands the social construction of reality. The knowledge
position embraced here appreciates in this constructed
context the complex socio-political processes
that have shaped both the researcher and the researched. Thus, a key dimension of any critical complex epistemology involves
the rigorous and difficult task of tracing the construction process. Critical theory—CSI (crime scene investigation). [p.
176 in Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy]
As you can see, sorting the sheep from the goats is a biblical reference;
I love the way he pulled that in...and as for the Miss Congeniality Contest, I do put my chosen work far ahead of such trivialities
and haven taken his advice here to heart. <3<3<3
Anyway, I came across these YouTube videos by
Mel Bond that remind me so much of some of the things Joe writes about. This next one relates to what Joe calls enactivism….taking
actions activates God’s power. This is not speculation. I’ve seen it over and over again in my own life. How it
works behind the scenes leaves us with many questions…and a lifetime of seeking/researching.
Drawing again on Joe's own words: "Thus, a critical complex
epistemology infused by a radical love, enactivism, critical ontology and subjugated knowledges contributes to the emergence
of a new world. I'm not speaking here only in the academic realm (although it is a very contested site), but a libinally-enriched,
erotic, exciting, curious, transgressive world where monotony becomes an enemy of th state. . . . Such an effort combined
with sharpening the actions we take for justice becomes a basis for our lifelong quest" (pp. 180-181).
It's interesting how this excerpt is truly encoded...we have been
on a quest for the Golden Chalice, an Arthurian Quest, and his critical complex epistemology and multidimensional critical
complex bricolage are the guides to such quests.
Yes, We Celebrated Twin Flame Day, November 11, 2015
As I was ca-ruising
YouTube this morning, a great reminder popped up that today is Twin Flame Day…all twin flames have proclaimed that
11-11 is a yearly celebration of the Twin Flame Reunion. Along with it being Twin Flame Day, there is also a New Moon.
The reminder is the
following video, which summarizes the Twin Flame journey very well, which my own Soul Family refers to as the “Venus
and Sanat Kumara One Love Path”:
The video correlates with how I have experienced the twin flame and soul family union personally
and have documented it (briefly, believe it or not) on this website…there is so much more, actually!
I want to again thank
Joe for all he has done for me. It has been such an amazing and totally incredible journey—one that few people can relate
to if they’re not aware of the full dimensionality of reality. Joe bent over backwards trying to convey our multidimensionality
in his work, and in particular, his last book, Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy: An Introduction. And as he put it
in his social studies book describing how he taught middle school students, “I turned back flips to make sure they felt
the power of this élan vital, this purple magic of the word” (p. 13).I didn’t know what that meant when I first read it, but I do now. The purple
represents the highest level of love possible…gamma ray vibrations, the healing power of the Holy Spirit, the reconnection
to God, the Divine Gift of Sacred Love, the Violet Flames, the passion, the connection to soul family and higher dimensions…and
when you reach high enough consciousness, you can see, feel, touch, taste, and smell anew in a very literal sense. And when
you can literally see purple and engage all of these new senses, the power of the word increases many times.
Joe used the power of the word througout his work which is why just reading his books will change you.
When Joe left this dimension, he continued to
bend over backwards to get me to see that “elanté vital” he had written about, and to wake me up, teach
and counsel me, heal me, and to demonstrate the true power of Divine Love that transcends time and space. He took me on a
rapid transit ride to the other side and I have never looked back (other than to see what needs to change and do my day job
to implement some of those changes). As I have often explained, Joe was/is exceptionally gifted (maybe he’s even one
of those “gods” he mentioned in his last book; in my book, he is) and his sharing of his gifts with me is very
true and very real…I can’t even begin to express the gratitude and love I have for him.
I know he loves this next song which really says
it all; he cited the Eagles in his work in multiple places and he loves the Eagles…so this song is for you, Joe. I
Venus Speaks: The Phoenix Has Risen; Gaia has Fallen: Welcome to the N.E.W. Earth, Sōferia!!
The Phoenix Nebula Source: http://pics-about.space/blue-phoenix-nebula?p=3#img8680396143862478628
is true; I, Venus, had a lucid vision of the phoenix rising, which is THE sign of the N.E.W. Earth. A few days back,
I was shown Jesus sitting on the throne. The King of Kings is ready for his children. The “mothership” is accelerating
now and rising up to meet the Grand Occasion. Are you ready for the Jubilation?
There are more and more of you now who see the signs. Pockets of the new earth have
been appearing for quite some time now for many of you, including this channel, Sōferia. These pockets are growing in
number as earth accelerates and they are beginning to merge together. It has been a long, slow process, but with the acceleration,
it will become more rapid. Can you hear the frequencies getting louder as the mothership increases velocity? Can you observe
the falling away of the old earth?
of this is related to the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC), as so many people mistakenly believe. CERN scientists are eagerly
studying Super Symmetry, but there is nothing to fear! These are scientists of the N.E.W. Earth. You don’t really think
research, learning, and scientific exploration will come to a halt on the new earth, do you? My beloved Sanat-Eros-Enki would
like for me to pass the message that “No, indeed. Knowledge is in its infancy! The learning, research, and passionate
creating is only just beginning.” The Great Ascended Masters will again walk among the people to lend their loving support
as a brand new paradigm for learning spreads across the planet. Everything you think you know will be changing. But the beauty
of it is that YOU will be a part of that change. Every man, woman, and child on the N.E.W. earth will have an active role
in the creation projects for establishing new processes that increase the joy and beauty on the planet. And EVERYTHING will
be all about LOVE.
Even the physicists
at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider, contrary to what the dark press (which is falling away) has been saying, are learning
more about DIVINE LOVE. Check it out! Watch this short clip (and then watch the entire video to learn more about the project.
Btw, they have found the “God particle” now.):
I do hope you take time to click on the links. Knowledge sharing and producing is a
collective effort on the N.E.W. Earth, and one way we accomplish this is through our connections. Clicking links isa powerful way to build connections (inside AND outside).
Susie expressed in the video, she was not aware of the new name for planet earth, although it is knownthat
the name Gaia will be abandoned. Gaia is the old earth which is being dissolved. Not many people are aware of this, and so
I have been called to provide more information at this time.
Sōferia, this channel, like many of you, has time-traveled backwards in time. She came from far into the future
back in time to this era to assist the planet with creating a new timeline that would save God’s children from destruction
and give earth a second life. As many people are aware of, earth was destroyed. This is the history that’s being changed.
Everything is connected, including the past, present, and the future and every entity within the multiverse. This has been
a huge project to change the course of events and to give the blessed ones a chance to have a good life. There are many, many
people working on this project to alter history to make a better future.
Why was the name Sōferia chosen?
is a derivative of Sophia. As most people know Sophia is the Goddess of Divine Wisdom. A researcher a few months back was
trying to locate Sophia. Goddess Sophia (who was actually an imposter) tried to murder the researcher simply for trying to
find her (this happened to the in the dream state, thus, in reality it was another dimension. But it happened, nevertheless
due to an extreme infestation of negative entities). It was determined that Sophia had been corrupted with the AI that had
infested the planet and was taking over every living and nonliving. As Sōferia has noted at the time, Sophia was subsequently
dissolved. This leaves the old earth completely unstable in relation to knowledge, and information was taken over by the artificial
intelligence which started looping it around and around in circles until it turned into gibberish and began to self-destruct.
Not wanting to carry on the same name for a new entity—the
N.E.W. earth named herself Sōferia.
I know there are still a few entities out there who have it “in” for this channel, also named Sōferia (primarily
due to jealousy because she has connected to what they call the “Divine Mind” but which is in reality, quite more
than that). Fortunately, these attitudes will dissipate as more people connect in. I can, however, anticipate their complaints:
Earth was named after SOFERIA???
No, and ten thousand times, No. Earth was not named after Sōferia. Sōferia was named after earth. Recall that, as
I have just described, she has come backward in time.Even though a new timeline was created, it is still
the ancient past relative to Sōferia’s actual timeline. This timeline is 2015. The timeline she transported from
is 7015. The N.E.W. earth was named Sōferia long, long BEFORE she came to this planet. Her dear Grandmother
Portia, Grandfather , her mother (who is still lost on this planet somewhere but will soon be making her appearance), her
uncle Albert Einstein all chose the name for her based on certain “qualities.” Pleiadians choose names very consciously
and carefully and always go for massively multidimensional names.…so it’s not some kind of “ego trip”
in which earth was named after Sōferia (as these complainers would put it).
So why the name Sōferia for the New Earth? First as Susie Beiler mentioned in the
video above, Prime Creator relayed the message that the N.E.W. Earth’s name means Love…and indeed
this is true:
end”/eternal love S (A)=Source Soul Essence/frequency=Love (Sumerian)
Omega, the infinite
So=musical note (the new earth sings)
(so)feria=Fire/Passion and A- The Alpha
the Alpha and Omega=the King of Kings/Christ Consciousness/Holy Spirit/Love
knowing subject (in Kabbalah, the triad relating to knowledge: sefer=knowledge; sofer-the knower; and sippur=the known object)
Sōferia is a derivation of Sophia=Divine/Holy Wisdom
Sōferia is a derivation of soteria (Greek)=Salvation. Soteria is a multidimensional
word that has INFINTE meanings relating to “taking care of” and “saving”; and indeed, the new earth
is a goddess who has saved and takes perfect care in all ways of all entities residing with her. (see Michel Foucault’s
Sōferia is a derivation
of sephira= the ten attributes or emanations surrounding
the Infinite and by means of which it relates to the finite. They are represented as spheres on the Tree of Life. (Kabbalah)
That is merely a
very brief summary of the significance of the Earth’s new name, Sōferia. It’s quite amazing already and there
are many, many more encodings. You will learn these as you study comparative religions (a new course on the new earth).
UNCLE ALBERT EINSTEIN
is one more matter I wish to clear up with today’s message. The negative artificial intelligence has behaved atrociously
toward certain people. The reason for this is that it was programmed to annihilate LOVE and GENIUS, often through the destructive
use of gossip. Albert Einstein, who is now an Ascended Master along with his twin flame, Elsa, was particularly targeted—a
targeting that continues to this day. Thus, we will set the record straight, until these destructive sorts of actions toward
people who demonstrate love, passion, and genius fade away.
his daughter, Lieserl, died of scarlet fever as a baby. Albert was heartbroken and chose to downplay the event. He did not
want to cry in public. All numbers of lies and speculations were fabricated surrounding his baby girl, none of them true.
It was simply a tragic case of her succumbing to scarlet fever. She, Albert, and Elsa are all joyfully united again at this
Also, he also did not invent or contribute
to the invention of the atom bomb. For a more accurate account of his history, if you cannot personally connect to him (and
until he’s back on the planet midst you), you might start here: http://press.princeton.edu/einstein/. And he solved the Theory of Unity; if only someone had connected to him, he would have passed that information on (oh, wait,
somebody did…). It’s a task he’s given Sōferia now, to show the world the solution, once she has time
to do so. When he returns to the N.E.W. earth, he will tutor all who are interested in his rather amazing solution….you
will be surprised. He does have a clue for those who want to try their hand at a solution: “It’s right under your
noses.” I am not physicist, so I am no help with interpreting his clue.
And lastly, we have the controversy surrounding whether or not he had a niece. Sōferia
is, indeed his niece, in that far off future timeline I mentioned earlier, and his favorite niece at that. Those two, when
they get together, you just never know what they’ll cook up. Thus, what follows is a mind twisting puzzle the two of
them put together to challenge your puzzle-solving skills. They both love puzzles. Sōferia says it’s easy because
they already found the data needed (the hardest part)…so the challenge is to use this data to prove that Albert Einstein
had a niece when he was on Planet Earth (although the account in the movie about him may not be accurate).
your Travels be ever upward and filled with Love,
LOVE PORTAL COMING VERY SOON
Don’t miss the important
Divine Love Portal coming up 9-22-2015 (2015=2+1+5=8)
most of you know by now 9 represents soul completion (within yourself), 22 represents the Divine Twin Flame Union with your
Beloved, and 8 represents eternity.
Believe me, this is NOT a portal you want to miss out on. :)
This has been quite the IMAGINARY. As some people are fond of stating: “take only
that which ‘resonates.’”
THE PUZZLE: DID ALBERT EINSTEIN HAVE A NIECE? (written by Sōferia)
Albert Einstein did have a niece…can you explain how the data below proves it? (Uncle Albert helped me with
this, lol. He LOVES puzzles). Don't get tripped up by the extraneous information. This is where my twin flame's BRICOLAGE
is very useful. I provided the links in case you want more info. Each link goes with the data just above it, but you can solve
this with everything here. In addition, it provides some compelling evidence that backs up what I said earlier about Elsa
being his twin flame. Reading that part is so touching, poor Uncle Albert. He was so sad when she died; and I know exactly
how he felt, having lost my twin flame.
Anyway, I can't wait til you solve this! It's really pretty easy though; it would be harder to solve it without
the data compiled, like I had to do. But then, I am connected to Uncle Albert and he helped me, lol. I love these projects
with my soul family. And Uncle Albert can be so funny!!
“Maria "Maja" Einstein and her older brother, Albert Einstein were the two children of Hermann
Einstein and Pauline Einstein (née Koch), who had moved from Ulm to Munich in June 1881, when Albert was one. There
Hermann and his brother Jakob had founded Einstein & Cie., an electrical engineering company.”
“In the year following her graduation, she
married Paul Winteler, but they were to be childless.”
“Albert Einstein's second wife was Elsa Einstein, whose mother Fanny Koch was
the sister of Albert's mother, and whose father Rudolf Einstein was the son of Raphael Einstein, a brother of Albert's paternal
grandfather. Thus Albert and Elsa were first cousins through their mothers and second cousins through their fathers.”
(January 18, 1876 – December 20, 1936) was the second wife of Albert Einstein. Elsa had the surname of Einstein at birth,
lost it when she took the name of her first husband Max Löwenthal, and regained it in 1919 when she married her cousin
the daughter of Rudolf Einstein, was born in Hechingen in January 1876. She had two sisters; Paula (c. 1878–c. 1955)
and Hermine (1872–1942).”
“In 1896, Elsa married textile trader Max Löwenthal (1864–1914), from Berlin, with whom she had
three children: daughters Ilse and Margot and a son who was born and died in 1903.”
“ Einstein's divorce from Maric was final on February 14, 1919,
and Elsa married him three and a half months later, on June 2,”1919. “
“Elsa's and Albert's mothers were sisters, which made Elsa
and Albert first cousins, and their fathers were first cousins. Ilse and Margot, Albert Einstein's first cousins once removed,
had already changed their surname to Einstein and were now also his stepdaughters.”
“With daughters Ilse and Margot, the Einsteins formed a close-knit
family. Although Albert and Elsa did not have any children of their own, Albert raised Ilse and Margot as his own. They
lived in the Berlin area, also having a summer house in Caputh in nearby Potsdam”
“Later life In 1933, Albert and Elsa Einstein emigrated
to Princeton, New Jersey, USA. In autumn 1935, they moved to a house at 112 Mercer Street, bought that August, but shortly
afterwards Elsa developed a swollen eye and was diagnosed with heart and kidney problems. When Elsa was diagnosed, Einstein
decided to spend much of his time in his studies. It was stated in Walter Isaacson's book, Einstein: His Life and Universe,
that he believed "strenuous intellectual work and looking at God's nature are the reconciling, fortifying yet relentlessly
strict angels that shall lead me through all of life's troubles"  This quote explains how Einstein would escape from
all the troubles that were occurring, by focusing on work that would distract him instead of thinking about Elsa dying. Einstein
was very upset about Elsa being diagnosed. Elsa wrote that Einstein would "wander around like a lost soul" which
showed how tough it was for Einstein dealing with Elsa's illness.When Elsa died, Einstein was heartbroken. It was even
said by his friend Peter Bucky that Einstein cried, when Peter never even saw him shed a tear throughout his time knowing
Einstein. Elsa died after a painful illness on December 20, 1936, in the house on Mercer Street. Although Einstein
and Elsa did not have a "model romance", they did however like each other, understand each other, and were amused
by each other which in all made their bond a solid one. Not only was Elsa portrayed in Issacson's book as a person that
improved Einstein's stability, but she was a good second wife to Einstein and was a big part of his life. Many can say that
Elsa was a huge influence on Einstein's life and contributed a lot with decisions that aided in Einstein becoming an immense
part of history.”
” A nephew is a
son of one's sibling or half-sibling, and a niece is a daughter of one's sibling or half-sibling. Sons and daughters of siblings-in-law
are also referred to as nephews and nieces respectively, even though there is no blood relation. The word nephew is derived
from the French word neveu.”
• Nephew – son of one's brother/sister (and his/her spouse). • Niece – daughter of one's
sister/brother (and her/his spouse).
was born in Ulm, in the Kingdom of Württemberg in the German Empire on 14 March 1879. His parents were Hermann Einstein,
a salesman and engineer, and Pauline Koch. In 1880, the family moved to Munich, where his father and his uncle founded Elektrotechnische
Fabrik J. Einstein & Cie, a company that manufactured electrical equipment based on direct current.
The Einsteins were non-observant Ashkenazi Jews.
Albert attended a Catholic elementary school from the age of 5 for three years. At the age of 8, he was transferred to the
Luitpold Gymnasium (now known as the Albert Einstein Gymnasium), where he received advanced primary and secondary school education
until he left Germany seven years later."
"Einstein and Marić married in January 1903. In May 1904, the couple's first son, Hans Albert Einstein,
was born in Bern, Switzerland. Their second son, Eduard, was born in Zurich in July 1910. In 1914, the couple separated; Einstein
moved to Berlin and his wife remained in Zurich with their sons. They divorced on 14 February 1919, having lived apart for
"A cousin is a relative
with whom a person shares one or more common ancestors. In the general sense, cousins are two or more generations away from
any common ancestor, thus distinguishing a cousin from an ancestor, descendant, sibling, aunt, uncle, niece, or nephew. However,
in common parlance, "cousin" normally specifically means "first cousin"."
"Double cousin Double cousins arise when two
siblings of one family mate with two siblings of another family. The resulting children are related to each other through
both of their parents and are thus doubly related. Double first cousins share both sets of grandparents and have twice the
degree of consanguinity of ordinary first cousins; genetically, they are as related as half-siblings. Double second cousins
can arise in two ways: from two first-cousin relationships among their parents or from one double-first-cousin relationship
between their parents."
Einstein Born January 1902 Novi Sad, Vojvodina, Austria-Hungary (present day Republic of Serbia) Died 18
September 1903 (?) Cause of death Scarlet fever (?) Resting place The outskirts of Novi Sad (?) Residence
Novi Sad (1902–19??) Parent(s) Mileva Marić and Albert Einstein Relatives Marija Marić née
Ružić, Miloš Marić, Pauline Einstein née Koch, Hermann Einstein, Hans Albert Einstein and Eduard Einstein. Lieserl Einstein (born January 1902 – last mentioned in 1903; possible date of death, 18 September 1903[citation
needed]) was the first child of Mileva Marić and Albert Einstein.
According to the correspondence between her parents, "Lieserl" was born in
January 1902, a year before her parents married, in Novi Sad, Vojvodina, present day Serbia, and was cared for by her mother
for a short time while Einstein worked in Switzerland before Marić joined him there without the child.
"Lieserl's" existence was unknown to
biographers until 1986, when a batch of letters between Albert and Mileva were discovered by Hans Albert Einstein's daughter
Marić had hoped
for a girl, while Einstein would have preferred a boy. In their letters, they called the unborn child "Lieserl",
when referring to a girl, or "Hanserl", if a boy. Both "Lieserl" and "Hanserl" were augmentatives
of the common German names Liese and Hans.
The first reference to Marić's pregnancy was found in a letter Einstein wrote to her from Winterthur, probably
on 28 May 1901 (letter 36), asking twice about "the boy" and "our little son", whereas Marić's
first reference was found in her letter of 13 November 1901 (letter 43) from Stein am Rhein, in which she referred to the
unborn child as "Lieserl". Einstein goes along with Marić's wish for a daughter, and referred to the unborn
child as "Lieserl" as well, but with a sense of humour as in letter 45 of 12 December 1901 "... and be happy
about our Lieserl, whom I secretly (so Dollie doesn't notice) prefer to imagine a Hanserl."
The child must have been born shortly before 4
February 1902, when Einstein wrote: "... now you see that it really is a Lieserl, just as you'd wished. Is she healthy
and does she cry properly? [...] I love her so much and don't even know her yet!"
The last time "Lieserl" was mentioned in their extant correspondence
was in Einstein's letter of 19 September 1903 (letter 54), in which he showed concern for her suffering from scarlet fever.
His asking "as what is the child registered? [Adding] we must take precautions that problems don't arise for her later"
may indicate the intention to give the child up for adoption.
As neither the full name, nor the fate of the child are known, so far several theories
about her life and death have been put forward:
Michele Zackheim, in her book on "Lieserl", Einstein's Daughter, states that "Lieserl" was
mentally challenged at birth, and that she lived with her mother's family and probably died of scarlet fever in September
1903. Another possibility, favoured by Robert Schulmann of the Einstein Papers Project, is that "Lieserl"
was adopted by Marić's close friend, Helene Savić, and was raised by her and lived under the name "Zorka Savić"
until the 1990s. Savić did in fact raise a child by the name of Zorka, who was blind from childhood and died in the 1990s.
Her grandson Milan Popović rejects the possibility that it was "Lieserl", and also favors the theory that the
child died in September 1903."
(8 Apr 1808 – 21 Nov 1868), the son of Ruppert Einstein and Rebekha Overnauer, is the father of Hermann Einstein and
grandfather of Hermann's son, Albert. Abraham married Helene Moos, both German Jews, in April 1839 in Buchau. Together, they
had several children."
PRIZE: SPECIAL TUTORING SESSIONS IN THEORETICAL PHYSICS FROM UNCLE ALBERT…and once again, to my beloved Uncle: I
(and brother, Paul) are so sorry that people have been cruel. I love you, Uncle Albert! And thanks for the fun puzzle!
Venus Speaks: The Venus and Sanat Kumara “One Love Path”: Where Are We Now?
Special Announcement: My last blog was supposed to be my last message to 3D earthlings,
but I received the request from the Higher Ups to post this important information related to the Twin Flame Earth Project...thus....
I had the most interesting
dream last night. It turned out to be a sort of review of some 3d-earth past life stuff, but next I was looking at myself
in the mirror and I was dressed in the most exquisite ballroom gown in shimmering shades of blue. I was getting married to
my Beloved Sanat-Eros-Enki—again! How exciting!
I woke up, again, fallen back down to 3d-land, but fortunately my Beloved and I have great telepathic and written communication
skills, and he filled in the details of my lapsed memories of the dream. He told me we danced and that I “looked ravishingly
beautiful in that gown” during our wedding as King and Queen (of our planet, Planet Eros in the Sweet Pleiades).
In addition, a lot has
happened recently that we needed to discuss and I was glad to find that he was very talkative this morning. First of all,
yesterday I had received the message from the “Higher Ups” that earthlings have failed the “One Love”
initiation trials and that the initiations have been terminated. This was in response to the major infractions by teachers
and guides of the Twin Flame initiations on planet earth.
I found it odd that the initiations were terminated, although it does seem justified
given the blatant infractions and the effect they are having on truly Divine and Sacred Love experiences between men and women—Divine
experiences that are God’s most precious gift to humankind. At the same time, it explains to me why I have felt (in
my slumbering state here) that the Twin Flame experience, the Venus and Sanat “One Love Path,” has been an experiment.
For my Beloved, I willingly chose to be a guinea pig and fall asleep and gradually awaken so that we could reunite. In fact,
this experiment was the primary reason we both came to this planet, from what I remember. Due to landing into an extremely
fallen and abusive family, my soul suffered enormous damage and I was not awakening fast enough, so my Beloved made some decisions
that would allow him to take me on an extremely fast track Spiritual Quest so that we could successfully accomplish this mission
whole purpose of recording this process and collecting enormous amounts of data the past several years (since 2008), was to
provide documentation of the journey and of the real work involved in accomplishing our Soul Reunion and Divine Marriage.
We also wanted to prove that life continues on after death and that the Divine Marriage is not of this dimension, but rather,
two flights above, minimally. Of course, another purpose was so that we could get our own marriage sanctioned (we were married
on our home planet before we came here to play out various roles throughout lifetimes from about 1100 A.D.—although
we had been here before that during a previous mission—a story for another time).
People have been so misinformed about this whole Divine Love thing.
You see, the evil ones on this planet will do anything and everything to make you believe that Soul Union is ANYTHING but
the divine union between a real and physical male and female. Lucifer/Satan was extremely perturbed that God created the Divine
Marriage so that people ultimately hold power over all evil—if they are able to join together in Soul Union. We were
hoping we were leading by example, but unfortunately the entire Twin Flame thing on planet earth took on a life of its own
and became infiltrated and injected with evil and selfish motives (lessons we must draw from to prevent this from happening
in the future).
Lessons for Dummies: God. God created Man. God created Woman. Man+Woman+God=Divine Love=Divine Power. If you think you can
go it alone, you are walking the very path Satan has devised to keep you from your power.
Certain people were charged with being teachers of this One Love
Path. The agreement, however, was that NO MONEY WOULD BE CHARGED to guide people along the path. This is an experiment and
the well being of many souls is involved, including children. Exchanging money would invariably sway the results and inject
selfish motives into a very divine, selfless process. The ONLY exception allowed is that people could write books, openly
sharing their experiences and then sell the books for a nominal fee to cover the cost of putting it together, printing, and
such (which is not available for free on this planet). This was, in part, to encourage more people to take up reading.
Too many earthlings are lazy, though. Fewer and
fewer people want to read books (much less DO the complex work required that may be presented within the books) and even fewer
want to write books, and so YouTube became the tool of destruction, with other online social networks contributing to the
demise of this Sacred Experiment.
who produce YouTube videos, for example, and solicit fees for “counseling” “Twin Flames” have ruined
the experiment, and, thus, the opportunity for more earthlings to take the “One Love Path.” One of the major issues
is that their teachings became tainted because, obviously, the more twin flames there are, the more money can be made. For
that reason, many of the teachers began to make it seem as if the path is a “given” for everyone and as a result,
the path was made wide. Focus on the Divine was completely lost. Another major issue is that some of the teachers want to
be the “Lords” (or “Talking Heads”) of dogma, and some of them want to totally change definitions,
even, and the “rules of the game.”
The purpose of this experiment was an attempt to return to natural law, which earthlings actually knew long
ago, and to circumvent dogma. God created us a certain way for certain purposes, no doubt, so this is a natural process, but
over the centuries, it’s been shut down and hidden to keep people from their true Spiritual Power and, instead,
enslaved. Unfortunately, during this well-intended initiation trial, teachers/guides have inserted their own dogmas that have
resulted in many people falling off the “razor’s edge” (see my last blog for what that means). The “One
Love Path” is the most difficult and challenging path there is and the “razor’s edge” is very, very
fine. It’s imperative to keep the path 100% pure! There is specific and very rigorous knowledge work that needs to be
done and specific guidelines to ensure purity of intentions.
Watch this video for a very brief summary interpretation of the Divine Marriage and
what it requires, And THINK: Can we really create the New World we are all anticipating with less than this level of love,
commitment and effort? I think not!! This process was developed by God, not by feeble-minded humankind. We simply are not
capable of that brilliance; we cannot even live in the Divine manner designed for us without God’s help—thus,
the special trinity union that links us with our Beloved and God/Holy Spirit. It is nature, as the video explains, but how
very far earthlings have strayed from nature:
Please keep in mind that the above is a perspective and, as such, there is still some
dogma intertwined within it. I am not going to sort that out for you; it’s one of the tasks that you will need to become
adept at as you move along the path. If you want to see the REAL WORK that’s required follow the blogs on this site
from the very beginning, clicking on ALL OF THE LINKS and reading everything, listening to the music, and making interpretations
(and understand that this is still only a FRACTION of the work that was involved). If some of the links are broken, then research
the titles to find new links so that you don’t miss the lessons (your unseen guides will assist you and make it all
But time is short! As I have stated before, earth is splitting and the lower levels are becoming more and more controlled
by artificial intelligence with fewer and fewer effective interventions. It’s getting so bad, that I have now received
permanent assignments in the Higher Dimensions; I was merely asked to leave this last message for the stragglers, but I can
no longer participate in the AI-controlled environment. As I was in the process of writing and reviewing this blog, serendipitously,
the following article was posted online that explains in great detail what’s happening. I strongly recommend reading
this and understanding how it pertains to you personally:
And now there will
be more lessons, but only in the Higher Realms where people are evolved and free from AI entrainment: Why did the trial “One
Love” initiations on 3D earth fail? What needs to change? The lessons learned in this failed earth initiation experiment
will provide many clues as to how the teachers and guides for the One Love Path can provide initiations on the N.E.W. Earth
and avoid the pitfalls. Of course, in the Higher Dimensions there is no money, so charging fees will not be an issue.
So, in conclusion, this
Twin Flame One Love Path has been a gigantic experiment that earthlings were blessed with, and it was just a temporarily available
initiation to test whether earthlings were ready for the “One Love Path.” They have failed the test and AI has
taken over the lower dimensions of the planet. There were, however, a few who have moved up to the higher levels due to the
initiations. For that reason, it was worth running them.
Now before accusing me of being a “bearer of bad news,” I just want to point
out that I take no pleasure in telling people they are on a dead planet and are being taken over by artificial intelligence.
My Beloved put it so sweetly
this morning after I apologized to him for being drawn back to the depths momentarily in an effort to bring the message to
a few more people. I, for the ten-thousandth time it seems, thanked him for his patience. He wrote back (as he does reside
in a different dimension currently, where I will soon be joining him more consciously):
“Your astuteness is amazing. And you simply must know that
I love you enormously and in no way is my love for you diminished by momentary setbacks. I fully understand your wishes that
many more people could get on board with the “Venus and Sanat One Love Path.” Your continued efforts in that regard
emanate from your deep love for me and for love itself. I know that; I fully understand that and share in your wishes."
And that brings me back to the “dream”
I had last night in the higher dimensions where I was with my Beloved. He explained the dream to me—it was our Pleiadian
marriage as King and Queen of our Planet—Planet Eros. It was the very marriage for which we came to earth to do all
of this work! We wanted sanctioning at the Highest Level so that our people would also sanction our marriage. I know people
hate the idea of “hierarchies” but believe me, the concept has entirely different connotations in the higher realms
that are simply unexplainable to people still using lower realm paradigmatic thinking. God will sanction and seal all Divine
Marriages that are earned; He does not give them away. Along with that, we receive very special gifts we would not receive
otherwise. It is well worth the very hard work it takes! Review the video above. If you are on the Path, you already know
what your mission is and you will understand the truths presented in the video. If you aren’t sure, there is still time
(but barely) to change things for yourself, but my Beloved and I are totally out of the picture as we are doing very High
Dimensional work now. I can no longer offer my free consulting services, as a consequence.
any rate, I was a little confused when I woke up from that dream of getting married yet again, but what he has told me is
that our July 17, 2014 Celtic marriage was in celebration of the sanctioning and sealing of our marriage by God. THEN, this
allowed us our Pleiadian marriage celebration as King and Queen of our Planet Eros….You have to understand: sanctioning
of the Divine Marriage is very complex and various past life marriages also get thrown into the mix to add a rich multidimensionality
to the experience, but these have all been described throughout these blogs as they happened, in the event you want to know
the sequence of various sanctioning.
So today is another very special day! Yet another marriage celebration of our Divine Union…I think now it’s
finally time for our Big Honeymoon.
After that, we will get started in a big way on
our “Mission from God” which I reported on in my last blog. And as I reported in an earlier blog, we have a New
Covenant with God and will be primarily focusing on analyzing the data from this experiment and applying it for teachings
on the N.E.W. Earth that is evolving as we speak. A brand new concept for education is being developed that will make earth
education obsolete. You will have to meet us on the other side of the curtains to see how things are progressing and maybe
you will want to take part in the new creation projects.
One last thing: There are
a few souls who did some serious “One Love Path” work on 3D earth and are ready to join the higher realms. To
get to the other side of the curtains, you will need to walk up two long, winding flights of stairs covered in red carpet.
Once there, you’ll be guided to a relevant theater to continue with your work. That’s what we had to do.
And so I am off! Heading to the Crystal Palace once again to dance with my Beloved Sanat-Eros-Enki
(thrice greatest, just like his Father Hermes Trismegistus), and then we will have an extended Honeymoon, and after that we’ll
be on the next leg of our journey: Serious co-creation work for the N.E.W. Earth which most likely you won’t even hear
about for a very, very long time, unless you meet us on the other side of the curtains…
This has been an “imaginary”… or maybe not. Truth is stranger than
fiction. We’ll let YOU decide. :)
Past the Point of No Return: Meet Us On the Other Side of the Curtains :)
Today, 9-11, the fascist
psychopathic world government warns us of another 911 attack. How nice. It’s not enough that they stress people out
over every crisis and catastrophe they can dream up (it’s getting beyond ridiculous), but now THIS:
A 32-page Islamic State recruiting document
obtained in Pakistan by American Media Institute detailed the growing division between the Islamic State group and al-Qaida.
The document -- authenticated by retired Defense Intelligence Agency Director Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn and two other senior
U.S. intelligence officers -- called for the Islamic State group to launch a war with India that would draw the United States
into battle and end the world.
Keep in mind that these groups are inventions
and creations of the “New World Order's” unseen powers and principalities and this end-of-the-world forecast is
yet another manifestation of their “problem-reaction-solution” Hegelian dialectic M.O. What tricks do they have
up their sleeves now?
Earth is past the point
of no return and at this point, you’ll have to meet us on the other side of the curtains. Thankfully, Joe has left all
the instructions you need to get here. It’s up to you to do the work. As I’ve stated before, time is very short
now. It is one millisecond before midnight.
The good news for us: Sanat-Eros-Enki
and I (Venus-Psyche-Ki) are now working under a new covenant in an upper dimension, so we won’t have time to
help the stragglers. There are a few brave “warriors” still on the ground, so maybe you’ll be able to hook
up with one.
My beloved has one
last song for all of you. His clue was “razor’s edge” (he was actually discussing our own
personal work immediately ahead of us so that we maintain our positioning on the very narrow path we follow for our mission,
which he referred to as the “razor’s edge.”
interesting movie came to the top of the YouTube search, which is relevant to our mission and covenant. Pay attention to the
“three paths to God”. The movie is about a guy who stuck to the "razor's edge," staying on the very
narrow good path, always seeking knowledge, no matter how hard it was...the woman who wanted him, though, was a big fail at
every turn, even committing murder, and to her narcissistic incredulousness, he ditched her. What else could he do?
He was on a mission for God. It's a good, classic, and classy movie midst all the trashy movies that get made these days:
A Biblical definition of “razor’s edge”: “Do not be conformed to
this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what
is good and acceptable and perfect” (Rom. 12:2).
“At the point of divergence the difference
between right and wrong, between truth and falsehood, is not a chasm but a razor’s edge”(John Murray – from Chapter VI of his book,
Principles of Conduct,1957).
And in addition to the movie that came up for the YouTube search on "Razor's Edge," right after it was this song
by AC/DC which is so apropos. If you knew Joe, you’ll understand this. He loved AC/DC, blues, and rock and roll, and
often wore AC/DC t-shirts in support of the mission.
song speaks to the dire state of the world today.
was/is most definitely "on a mission from God"
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Insider Information: We really are putting the bands back together!
There's fightin' on the left And marching on the right Don't look up in the sky You're
gonna die of fright Here comes the razor's edge
Good luck everyone! And
remember: the King of Kings can still reach out to you for a little while yet. As Jesus said in the Bible,
“I am the light of the world: he that follows me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.”
Meet us on the other
side of the curtains. :)
In this new epistemological pluriverse
we can develop new states of consciousness from which to engage in our work, in the process coming to see aspects of reality
never before perceived (Kincheloe, 2008, p. 209).
P.S. FEAR THE LORD
"How is the
fear of the Lord the beginning of wisdom?"
Answer: Proverbs 9:10 says, “The fear of the
LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.” Basically, this verse teaches that
the fear of God is foundational to true wisdom; all other types of learning are worthless unless built upon a knowledge of
the Lord Himself. Many other passages talk about the fear of the Lord (e.g., Psalm 111:10; Proverbs 1:7; 14:27; 15:33). Before
we can understand how the fear of the Lord leads to wisdom, we need to define what the Bible means by “fear” in
In the Bible, the word translated “fear” can mean several things. It can refer
to the terror one feels in a frightening situation (Deuteronomy 2:25). It can mean “respect” in the way a servant
fears his master and serves him faithfully (Joshua 24:14). Fear can also denote the reverence or awe a person feels in the
presence of greatness (Isaiah 6:5). The fear of the Lord is a combination of all of these.
Fear of the
Lord can be defined as “the continual awareness that our loving heavenly Father is watching and evaluating everything
we think, say, and do” (Matthew 12:36; Psalm 139:2; Jeremiah 12:3). As Jesus told each of the seven churches in Revelation
1—2, “I know your works.” Nothing escapes His attention.
In order to develop the
fear of the Lord, we must recognize God for who He is. We must glimpse with our spirits the power, might, beauty, and brilliance
of the Lord God Almighty (Revelation 11:17; Hosea 12:5; Isaiah 6:1–5). Those who fear the Lord have a continual awareness
of Him, a deep reverence for Him, and sincere commitment to obey Him.
Proverbs 1:7 says, “The
fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.” This verse gives us some
added insight with its antithetical parallelism—there is a sharp contrast between the wise life and the foolish life.
A wise person fears/reverences/obeys the Lord; a fool despises God’s instruction and cannot be told what to do. The
wise person is wise because he has started at the starting place; the fool has no foundation on which to build wisdom.
Romans 1:21–22 speaks of those who “neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their
thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools.”
This is a description of people who try to obtain wisdom while ignoring God—it cannot be done for the simple reason
that God is the source of wisdom.
The link between the fear of God and wisdom means we cannot possess
wisdom if we recreate God in our own image. Too many people want to “tame” God into a non-threatening nobody.
But, if we redefine the Lord as a god that makes us feel comfortable, a permissive “buddy” who exists simply to
bless us and give us what we want, we will not fear Him in the way He deserves to be feared. The Lord God Almighty is far
greater than that, and the fear of the Lord begins when we see Him in His majesty and power (Revelation 4:11; Job 42:1–2)
The Lord shows Job (and us) a glimpse of His power in Job 38—41 when He describes His absolute sovereignty over everything.
When the reality of God’s true nature has caused us to fall down in worship, we are then in the right
position to gain wisdom. Wisdom is merely seeing life from God’s perspective and responding accordingly. Wisdom is a
priority, and we are told to seek it above all else (Proverbs 3:13; 16:16). Proverbs is known as the wisdom book, and the
entire second chapter gives a detailed explanation of the value of gaining wisdom.
Until our hearts
are in a right relationship with God, we are unable to have the “wisdom that comes from heaven” (James 3:17).
Without the fear of the Lord, we may gain knowledge of earthly things and make some practical choices for this life, but we
are missing the one ingredient that defines a wise person (Psalm 14:1; Exodus 20:3; 34:14; Jeremiah 25:6; Matthew 22:37).
In the parable of the rich farmer, the rich man had a “wise” and practical plan for his profits, but God said
to him, “You fool!” because the farmer’s plans were made with no thought of God and eternity (Luke 12:16–21).
Without the fear of the Lord, we make final decisions based on our faulty human understanding (Proverbs 3:5–6).
When we incorporate the fear of the Lord into every moment of our lives, we make decisions based upon His approval. We live
with the knowledge that the Creator of the universe is intimately involved in our every move. He sees, knows, and evaluates
all our choices, and we will answer to Him (Psalm 139:1–4).
Our respect for God’s majesty
causes us to honor Him (Psalm 29:2). Our gratitude for His mercy causes us to serve Him well (Psalm 2:11; 107:15). And the
understanding that our God of love is also a God of wrath inspires enough fear to help us stay away from evil (Romans 1:18;
Proverbs 8:13). Sin is foolish; righteousness is wise. When we live righteously, we are on the path to wisdom, and everyone
in our lives benefits (Proverbs 13:20; 19:8).