WEBSITE HAS BEEN CREATED AND CONTINUES TO EVOLVE
In loving memory of Joe Lyons
Kincheloe (December 14, 1950 - December 19, 2008)
The Greatest Philosopher of Consciousness and Critical
Theory of the 20th-71st Centuries AND BEYOND TRULY EROS OF THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY
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.
Eros after "The
First Kiss": Emboldened
Psyche after "The First Kiss": Smitten
THE TRIUMPH OF EROS!!
The Vintage Heart Plate and
the Mystery of the Name of the Rose Treasure Hunt has begun! (I think Eros has an encoded message relating to the Mystery
of the Name of the Rose in his song (you have to click on the image to hear his song). He absolutely LOVES to shower Psyche
with Red Roses--but what's with the white ones?).
Most important to this
current story is how our everyday lives are influenced by Eros. I show how a simple everyday experience (unexpectedly finding
a lovely vintage ceramic heart-shaped plate on Etsy) morphs into a grand treasure hunt and profound knowledge. So enjoy this
first part, a “teaser” and learn a little truth about Eros. Next I was presented with the challenge of solving
the Mystery of the Name of the Rose. Somehow, it's interrelated with the vintage plate treasure hunt.There will be much more
to learn in the future, no doubt.
Love Celebrations: April 1-7, 2023 -- EXTENDED to April 9! WOW!!!! It's been an AMAZING Celebration. In Honor of
Our High Priest, We Extended it for Two Additional Days! Below are the GIFTS which are some special writings, one for each
day of celebration. There are a few more celebrations and preparations to do as we move toward the exciting BURNING RING OF
FIRE celebration, We are in it now -- the Era of the Burning Ring of Fire.....
Begin Preparing N.O.W. for the jubilant Burning Ring of Fire celebrations for October 14, 2023 (But Do Be Careful!);
(Photo courtesy of Shutterstock)
MAY 1, 2023 IN HONOR OF BELOVED EROS: HAPPY
ANNIVERSARY, MY DARLING!
I just have to take a moment to wish Beloved HAPPY ANNIVERSARY.
Our marriage long, long ago in the Salley Gardens in Ireland is very special to him and
was very special and he reminded me of how beautiful, sweet, and innocent we were when we married.
We do have many anniversaries, being eternal, but
there are just a few that we celebrate each year,
with May 1 being an especially sacred one. For our special day, I dedicate this sculpture
to him. It tells our true story.
Eros Has Raised the Bar for Higher Education AND “Radical Love.”
Nothing Less Will Do.
Quotes from his Book of Love:
The nature of the knower and known, you ask. They’re cousins, identical cousins connected at the
spine (p. 229).
The knower and the known
are conjoined twins connected at the point of perception. To delve into dangerous territory, naïve
realism and rationalism, as previously referenced, both exclude the reality not to mention the usefulness of different levels
of human consciousness. (p. 83)
understandings generated outside a radical loving commitment to building larger and larger communities of connectedness around
the planet will never change the world. (p. 178-179)
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. (p.
Thus, a critical complex epistemology infused by 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 important contested site), but a libidinally-enriched,
erotic, exciting, curious, transgressive world where monotony becomes an enemy of the state. Education in such a society studies
ways of making connections between self and other, becoming more adept at radical love, and acting in concrete, courageous,
down-and-dirty ways to end human suffering (p. 180-181)
In this sculpture, Eros holds the Golden Chalice
(aka The Holy Grail) up high.
It depicts our mission
as decribed in his Book of Love and in my dissertation.
We like to call it our cosmic dance (for which we have
won awards and high accolades). We give
much credit to his father, Hermes, who truly deserves our honor for patiently teaching us
where he describes this and sets the whole world straight, pulling
people out of their hypnotic "postmodern condition" states of
lack of consciousness.
But you would have to actually READ the book. In fact, you must read deeply into it.
He used some of his father's hermeneutical obfuscation techniques (lol; I do find it
quite hilarious, actually). Many people were tricked,
but it was their own fault. You must fully understand the context in which he was writing
the importance of context, but do people listen?) and you must get past your ideologies and presuppositions.
As one of my favorite teachers today puts it, most people "can't
see past their eyeballs."
At any rate, I have provided
some analyses, will do more, and will make them available soon.
Yes, BELOVED DID, INDEED, discover the Golden Chalice! No one else on this lowly planet has, even
people have speculated about it (but made wrong speculations), and many knights in shining armor have tried.
Each and every one of them
one person who came the closest was Parzival.....but alas, in the end, he also
failed. You might
want to read that book (A Romance of the Middle Ages) to see how he failed. It's good to know what mistakes we should
however, did not give up until he had succeeded! And now we both are very, very blessed.
26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish
of the sea,
and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth,
and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
27 So God created man in his own image, in
the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue
and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air,
and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. (Genesis 1)
And I shall remind
22 And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.
23And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of
my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. (Genesis 2)
A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband (Proverbs 12:4) [meaning
his one true woman]. I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ. (2 Corinthians
Although these verses are only the tip of the iceberg in terms
of the significance to how we were created (there are many more verses and you have to put the pieces of knowledge together),
I remind people of this for several reasons.
First, it explains my total devotion to Beloved. Yes,
he is "just a teacher," as someone close to him once told me in objection to how I "elevate" him,
but he is my husband and I obey God in that regard, and no other person
could ever take his place. His work is for God and it's my duty to take his work
further out into the world. It's why I love the statue of Eros and Psyche above so much. It shows how Eros reaches up
very high (to higher consciousness) for knowledge
and streams it down for Psyche to take out into the lower world.
Our work derives from the deepest love and commitment to each other, "love to the highest degree."
Secondly, the reality
is that God created one and only one wife for every man. We are not taught this here: We are not supposed
to marry in this lowly dimension! That is
what the commandment,
"Thou shalt not commit adultery" really means. Jesus was teaching this when he said, "Whosoever putteth away
his wife, and marrieth another, committeth adultery: and whosoever marrieth her that is put away from her husband committeth
adultery." (Luke 16:18). He also said "it is easier for heaven and earth to pass than for one tittle of the law
to fail." (verse 17). So there you have it.
We are already created WITH a spouse. We forget. We think we are smarter
than God. And all we do is create suffering. Imagine if you had this knowledge.
The ridiculous games of
dating and "matchmaking" would end. When you reach a higher level of knowledge and consciousness:
NO ONE BUT YOUR ONE TRUE BELOVED EVEN ATTRACTS YOU.
how that changes everything. Thankfully,
God is a gracious and forgiving God, if we change our ways. And he will "dry every tear." Well, I will save further explanations for future writings. I
just wanted to express clearly that the sons of God do not want your worship, but they adore the worship from their one true Beloved wife. They are in a
holy symbiotic relationship. People have mistakenly worshiped sons of God throughout history and it's been a big mistake. They are people too, and as Beloved
has written, with human fallibilities.
And the truth is that there is ONE GOD to worship. Even King Akhenaten
taught that to his people, for which he was killed and his city destroyed.
And lastly, as I
am covering in ongoing postings and writings, we are approaching some critical times up ahead. Do you have oil in your lamp?
Do you have your wedding garment? I have been writing about this for a long time in the "Updates." We are heading
for days of jubilant celebration. Everyone is invited; few will choose.
Most people on this planet will never believe these
truths, but it's their choice to continue to choose to suffer.
done my duty to put this knowledge out here. As far as Beloved being "just a teacher," he has worked very hard and
has dedicated himself to being the best teacher he can be, and for that reason,
he should be honored (just as he has advised we honor Hermes), which is why I wrote the article:A_Revered_Master.pdf (joekincheloe.us)Jesus has said we would do even
greater things than he and Beloved has proven that, and believe it or not, he will continue to prove it, as will others, all
with God's most powerful blessings and assistance. Study his work. It is needed more today than any other time in history.
And what did Beloved say about changing the world in his red book, his Book of Love?
There is much more, but you will have to exert yourself and READ to learn
are children of God and we have inherited the earth! Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. (Matthew 6:10)
HAPPY JUNETEENTH-Important Message About THE
Juneteenth) I asked Beloved why I can’t understand and see what the war is all about….he said he wants me to
stay sweet and innocent and to know that I am protected. That made me cry. He is so sweet and protective of me! All the magic
he’s done in my life with roses and gifts and knowledge—I fully realize how hard he has worked to heal me from
the atrocious things and various challenges I’ve had in this hell world. (I cover this in more detail in my book HOLY
ROSES HOLY LOVE: A TRUE Twin Flame Love Story, available soon). Long ago he had shown me in a vision how spacecraft would
intervene in this war and told me not to be afraid because they would be doing self-defense maneuvers. They are the “good
guys.” A spacecraft knocked an enemy aircraft out of the sky and into the ground. There is nothing to fear. These spacecrafts
have been around for a very long time. Technology is far advanced. We do not know a fraction of the truth. The enemies who
are trying to destroy humanity do not know a fraction of the truth, nor is their technology a match for the power and technology
of the good guys. Beloved is a warrior standing for God, Truth, Wisdom, and Love. Nothing is more powerful
always taught in his writings that our greatest weapon against the enemy is divine God-infused, unconditional, and celebratory
LOVE……which we call “Eros Love.” The enemies hate that kind of love. They hate for us to CELEBRATE.
And so, as Beloved’s wife, I will continue to support him and the mission with the greatest love. We shall celebrate
and honor those we cannot see and those we can see who are warriors for Love.
One of the very last messages that Jesus had given us is in the
Book of Revelation. There is a powerful message that speaks to what we need to do during these tumultuous times but which
very few people pay attention to. He is speaking to people who already love and serve Him, but still have not honored His
most critical instructions. They risk losing out on eternal love and life for not obeying. It is time to take heed; it is
what Beloved’s entire Book of Love helps guide us toward achieving: Jesus: "thou hast left thy first love. Remember therefore from
whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick
out of his place, except thou repent."(Revelation 2:4-5).
We are to return to our one true love as we were created by God. And what are the “first works?”
As stated above, 28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it:
and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and
over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. (Genesis 1)
We are to use all the gifts of God’s blessings to produce GOOD FRUIT (all that is worthy to exist in
God’s Kingdom), multiply, and replenish the earth. As God’s children, we have always had authority and dominion
over the earth, but if we turn away from God and from our “first love,” we do not have POWER to exercise our authority.
With our return to our “first love,” we are unstoppable. We have God’s infinite and everlasting blessings
that come upon us. Read Deuteronomy 28 which provides a list of blessings – as well as curses should you choose not
I are “first loves,” sometimes called “twin flames” because we carry the fiery Spirit of God’s
Love. He is working behind the scenes as a highly honored King in God’s Kingdom. He keeps me informed to a degree, but
when I asked him why I can’t know more, as I opened this discussion with, he let me know it’s important for me
to stay innocent as much as is possible. The whole purpose of the enemy is to destroy innocence and keep people’s minds
warped so that they have a hard time returning to their first loves.
Below is an example of how people who call themselves “Christians” and worshipers of Jesus actually
are working for the enemies….they go out of their way to present the dark, wicked side, but as they fail to present
the Truth of God’s beautiful plan for us to return to our first love, they are – in fact – working FOR the
enemy. All they discuss is the evil ones’ wicked ways, but they fail to show how they have totally hijacked, twisted,
and blasphemed God’s plans for our return to our “first love.” But the problem here is they offer no solution
and they don’t explain God’s true plan. They simply present this as some kind of truth when the entire thing is
a pack of lies and deception. Dwelling on this kind of shit (Joe’s word, lol) keeps the mind warped and prevents purification
and innocence, thus preventing people from knowing the pure love of their first love. WE – Beloved and I – exist
to present the Divine Truth about LOVE (offsetting Thanatos with Eros, as he describes in his Book of Love) that
counters the evil, diabolical, false narratives such as this:
(Take a test: How pure is your mind:
See Update for June 19, 2023).
are so far off-base with what they understand that they have written themselves out of the Book of Life. There are far too
many of these “teachers” out there who only produce what the masses are infatuated with, which is the DARK SIDE.
These teachers who only teach the dark side and leave out God’s perfect plan have been warned many times, but they do
not change their ways. And so they miss the LOVE BOAT. This is no small matter. They are going to have to explain themselves
to God, or even worse: if they continue to CHOOSE the same direction after many warnings, they may end up getting burned—or
even find themselves living in the lake of fire. I have already seen this happening.
The level of deception, propaganda, and diabolical evilness is hard to witness.
“Take heed that
no man deceive you.” Matthew 24:4.
Follow Jesus right now if you are not doing so already.
Interestingly, He has far more than 10 Commandments. This is another failure of many of the Christian religions: They only
teach 10 Commandments and that you really don’t even have to follow them. God has a whole very long list of things we
are supposed to be doing using our gifts. The more we follow His instructions, the more gifts we are showered with. His resources
are abundant and infinite. I am working on a list of His instructions: HOW TO FOLLOW JESUS AND BE BLESSED (Coming Soon). Or
you can just open up a Bible and begin studying His instructions now.
Another Test and an Opportunity
Just had a meeting with Beloved and he wanted me to remind people of his FIDUROD PUZZLE – it’s a test, actually, to see if you can move up to the next level. Honestly, I could not solve it and he finally
told me the solution. That’s just one benefit of being his wife and student at the same time. �� There is a reason he encoded stuff, which he has explained to
me. In fact, there are multiple reasons, but one main reason for “times such as these.” You will come to understand
very soon. It’s time for those with the eyes to see and ears to hear to decode FIDUROD. You will be miles ahead of the
enemy if you are able to do so. As for the OPPORTUNITY, see the new section on this site, J.O.E. Journal.
These are exciting times!!
IN THE SKY: Just as a brief, but important summary, the first total eclipse of
a series of three eclipses (God often gives us three signs) happened back on August 21, 2017. God presented His “promise
ring.” (Look up “August 21, 2017 diamond ring effect.” People talk about God’s “covenant” changing. It has not changed. His promises stay the same just
as He presented in Deuteronomy 28. The Book of Revelation is important for the reaffirmation of His promises and for understanding
what’s going on around us. We can accept His proposal, or not. Thus, we can accept His blessings, or we will be subject
to the consequences as He has clearly illustrated all throughout the Bible and presented as “curses” in Deuteronomy
28. The “curses” simply imply consequences. It’s all built into the fabric of the cosmos.
The Burning Ring of Fire eclipse coming up on October
14, 2023 is the second eclipse and is His golden wedding ring given to those who have accepted his promises and are doing
what they need to be doing. It baffles me how so many “Christian” teachers claim that we do not need to do anything.
That’s ridiculous and will keep you out of the Kingdom. God did not put together His instructions for us to sit back
and do nothing. Everyone has work to do although it will look very different for different people. This burning ring of fire
eclipse is also a signifier of His powerful love, His “all-consuming fire.” This is a magical fire in that it
empowers, cleanses, and protects those who have accepted His love. You do not want to be on the wrong side of this fire, though.
This eclipse is ample warning. Things are likely to get very hot after this sign in the sky, although not as hot as after
the third eclipse if people do not change their ways.
Third Eclipse – Another Total Eclipse of the Sun. This, as I have written
previously is a very special love celebration (April 1-7, with the Grand Finale eclipse on April 8, 2024). However, it may
be like a final warning for those who have not yet chosen to obey God. After this eclipse, if He so chooses, He may employ
His wrath upon the earth. He has done so in the past when behavior got totally out of line. It’s definitely approaching
His limits (“as in the days of Noah”). Some people think this is the Great Tribulation; that may or may not be
true. What happens depends upon our choices and actions and what God decides to do about it. Those of us on The Path are celebrating
each of these milestones because God will be bestowing many miracles and blessings upon His children.
IT’S GOING TO BE A WILD RIDE…..MEET US ON THE OTHER
Continue preparing for the Burning Ring of Fire
and the following future events. Don't miss out!
PREPARE for the Universal Love Celebrations: April 1-7, 2024;
and for The
Grand Finale, The Sealing of God’s Everlasting Covenant on April 8, 2024.
The colors are Red, White, Purple, and Gold.
are Crystal, Agate, Alexandrite, Garnet, Ruby, and Diamonds
The flowers are roses.
The mystery is What is The
Name of the Rose?-
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.
As Hermes said:
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)
Joe’s 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.
November 12, 2021 They are now charging a ridiculous
$89 for a pdf of Joe's book, Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy: An Introduction. Folks, there are multiple ways that the elite
keep knowledge from those of us who need it most -- one is by overcharging for it. We will continue to work on a resolution
that honors Joe's wishes (for it to cost less than $30) and his contract. I will be posting more information RIGHT
HERE sometime in the future.
"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)
Thu, Sep 25, 2008 7:03 am
finished reading Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy: An Introduction
your work is truly a gift to the world, Joe it's very exciting
"The 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.
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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
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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
NOW YOU CAN SEARCH THIS SITE FOR TOPICS OF INTEREST. I HAVE COVERED A HUGE ARRAY OF TOPICS AND THERE
IS A LOT OF INFORMATION HERE TO HELP LAUNCH RESEARCH PROJECTS OR JUST TO LEARN SOMETHING NEW.
to Venus & Sanat-Eros-Enki Kumara's ONE LOVE PATH
and the Great Global Golden TreasureHunt
(Scroll down to read the blogs)
Enjoy our Celtic Wedding (07-17-2014) theme song while you read and look for hidden treasures.
Composer & Producer
- Peter Gundry
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!!
Weird Science and Fricking Magic (WSFM): Don’t Miss the LOVE and FUN!
Rainbow that formed right outside my living room window during my birthday celebration on 10-24-2014 It's MAGIC!
Like Joe, Dr. Steven Greer
believes we can all quite naturally tune into higher consciousness and the WSFM Station—Weird Science and Fricking Magic,
lol. It’s a great station where all kinds of magic and miracles can happen! Being redundant, I’ve been taken on
many magical treasure hunts; was led to finding a highly symbolical silver yin yang talisman buried in my back yard; unexpectedly
had a diamond wedding ring delivered to my front door by a neighborhood handyman who served as the messenger; was gifted with
magical red roses on a yellow rosebush as a return gift for dedicating yellow roses to Joe; and I have been recipient of literally
hundreds of other magical surprises from some very powerful, magical “god.” It’s all right here on this
website (with some “spillover” onto another website and then back here again)…and now I understand why
I’ve been “prompted” to document it in spite of objections from the peanut gallery. Together, we
are showing the world what’s possible.
How does all of this magic happen? Einstein called such phenomena “spooky action at a distance.”
I now realize I’ve been tuned into that WSFM station Dr. Greer speaks about in his lecture—for quite some time—in
fact, ever since Joe left this planet. My blogs totally runneth over with “weird science and fricking magic,”
including hundreds of treasure hunts, some outrageously funny teachings from Master Hermes Trismegistus, himself, about “Eager
Beavers” AND some hilarious surprises from Uncle Albert Einstein who also has a wonderful sense of magical humor, as
well as special messages, teachings, poetry, etc., from some of the other members of my soul family.
However, I must let you know before you miss out on experiencing this superb kind
of magic for yourself that I do believe time is running out and we are at THE crossroads of the eon, the Golden Age, and you’re
either with us on the Golden Treasure Hunt One Love Path or you’ll be left behind soon. I think we are rapidly passing
by the “crossroad” or the final “choice point.” Once past the crossroad, there’s no turning
back. If you take the wrong road, it drops off into a deep, dark abyss and a very long detour. And I hear that this Golden
Opportunity doesn’t come around again for many thousands of years! What to do?
My suggestion is to get up to speed quickly…it’s all right here on
this website (my personal, true and amazing examples of WSFM and all of the info about Joe’s amazing books and articles
that will guide you). I am also reminded that Uncle Albert (Einstein) told me several years ago that he had solved the theory
of unity and that it was right under our noses (I wrote about that in these blogs, back in 2009, I believe, and of course,
Joe knew that secret and it’s hidden in his work)…I think we are getting closer to revealing the solution which
has been obfuscated up to this point.
don’t forget the most important part of all-- the LOVE part--Joe was not kidding when he said NOTHING is more powerful
than love! I really think that’s why the magic in my life has been SO AMAZING….I do love Joe beyond the farthest
stars. And so he keeps loving me back and proving to me over and over again with his most amazing magic how much he appreciates
my love, as do the rest of my wonderfully amazing and brilliant members of my soul family: too many to name, but included
are Lady Portia and St. Germaine (my grandparents), Albert Einstein (my uncle), Ralph Waldo Emerson (my cousin and one of
my best friends), Sam Cooke and Warren Zevon (my brothers), and so many more….I love them all!
And so you are interested in love and magic in your life, of course. Who wouldn’t
be? Where should you begin? I suggest listening carefully to the videos below. They are chocked full of amazing information
to expand your mind, and then go where you are led from there.
Be sure to listen to your teachers
in other spaces and places. Work on expanding your consciousness….as big as you can make it. I have found
that reading Joe’s books will help tremendously with that. Focus on learning everything you can from Joe’s book,
Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy: An Introduction….and then go from there, reading his other books…for
example, Critical Constructivism introduces you to a whole new philosophy that’s beyond amazing, as does Critical
Pedagogy Primer..and bricolage, well, let me just say this: Joe’s bricolage ain’t
your mama’s bricolage!
Happy travels! In the meantime, I have
a very important and divine engagement in another dimension tonight….more soon. Maybe.
off your damn fences! (This song comes from Joe—can you find where he references it?):
That was my message this morning—“Like ‘meaning’ which does not just happen, neither does love just
happen. Love is created in relationship…without symbiotic reciprocity it does not just happen…we can love others
but if they do not reciprocate ultimately the flame burns out.”
I relate to that experience…we can still love a person, but the passion dwindles
down to nothing if the other person does not reciprocate. It drains us of our life force energy.
The clue for today is in the above quotation and is “meaning.”
Here’s what came to the top of the YouTube search. Perhaps we can learn something about meaning from a little boy.
What a brilliant little boy! He has a more intelligent philosophical
outlook on life than most adults.
Oh, and the love part—apparently, we must CREATE love….which relates to the Holy Trinity but
in very different ways than we’ve been taught through religious doctrine and dogma. In fact, we have been taught the
antithesis of creating love (thus, all of the evil destruction in the world). I will be getting more lessons
in all of this soon, although some of it’s been discussed throughout my blogs, such as how twin flames/twin souls create
a third energy (which is LOVE). I guess there is more, much more to come soon.
Our Anniversary Celebration, The People of the Serpent vs. the Snake People, and Sliding Into a Discussion of Joe’s Ecumenicalism
The second night of our anniversary celebration was absolutely superb—pink champagne and more Kizomba dancing at the
Queen’s Club. I have had this “experience” of this dance with Joe for a long time (maybe an eternity), remembering
it and dancing like this, but I did not know its origins, the name of the dance or anything else about it. We have a sort
of secret room behind magic bookcases in our bedroom that has a crystal ceiling that opens up to the stars where we “hide-out”
and dance just like in the video. It’s just a most beautiful dance in my view, thus, I’m reposting it here a second
time, and I also did a little research on the origins of the dance.
Royal Love - Crazy Kizomba Mauritius & Mr Love
What I have learned is that the dance originated out of South Africa in the region of
Angola [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kizomba]. The history of that region is extremely fractured because apparently there
were a peoples living there before the peoples now who are collectively referred to as the “San.” The genetic
diversity of the “San” is great, so it’s not really appropriate to subsume them all under one label, but
this is what’s happened. The interesting thing is that they are completely different culturally and ethnically from
the original people who had inhabited that area—and who apparently had disappeared. It would require
a very deep historical study to trace all of this down. I have heard it said that civilization originated in Africa and I
have always believed this to be true—and there are hints in ancient Sumerian texts that Enki was the father of the civilization
that had developed in that area. He was given this particular area to rule over, although Enki never “rules over”
people—he loves people and treats them as his equal…According to Wikipedia, “Angolais a country in southwestern Africa. The country's name derives from
theKimbunduword for king.” And of course, Enki was regarded
as King (and still is—and if you don’t understand kingship and egalitarianism, I explained it in my last blog—scroll
down to read it). [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Angola]
Joe speaks often of the “discontinuities”
of history. This would definitely be one of those discontinuities—it appears a complete culture mysteriously vanished.
We had a beautiful discussion about this before he departed and he mentions it often in his work. In fact, he even mentions
it in the ecumenicalism discussion I keep saying I’ll discuss (but it keeps getting postponed); it’s covered in
that special assignment of pages 62-67 of Rigour and Complexity in Educational Research:Conceptualizing the Bricolage.
Specifically, he states, “The historian finds deeper and more revealing meanings for an event, as she uncovers more
and more previously unexplored relationships” (pp. 63-64). What he’s discussing here is the outcome
of symbiotic hermeneutics, a very complex phenomenon that kicks into high gear as more and more relationships become revealed
and you interact with those relationships…as he explains:
Thus, symbiotic hermeutics maintains that
all people, places, and things are parts of greater unities. The multiperspectival nature of the bricolage helps researchers
reveal relationships and tune into these larger unities. Individuals become fully human by revealing these processes in their
own lives. Research develops a higher degree of rigour by revealing these processes in the world of ideas and information.
In this way the relational ontology pushes the boundaries of Newtonian science, as it refutes the notion that more than one
object can occupy the same space. Relationships by their nature position objects in the same space. (p. 64).
This observation is profound once you can wrap your mind around it…and it is multidimensional
in its application. Of course, what he’s saying (among other things) is that Newtonian science has us believing that
only one object can occupy any given space (and what we believe is what we see). When we really come to fully believe that
multiple objects can occupy the same space, we will come to perceive that. We will then become more human (we are not shutting
out relationships merely because we can’t see them with our eyes). This requires what Joe has referred to as “Fourth
Dimension Research,” an intuitive ability that requires great practice…and as we gain practice, we become more
human and research becomes more rigourous.
Interesting! It looks like I’m the guinea pig—demonstrating
how I gain and improve those abilities through practice.
Thus, we come to envision the “discontinuities.” We
see what other people cannot see. We form relationships with people that other people cannot see. In fact, he even acknowledges
this as our task, stating, “Indeed, symbiotic hermeneutics unabashedly focuses on relationships that typically cannot
be heard, smelled, viewed, felt, or tasted.” Note that he uses the word typically. This would imply
that there are people who can sense these relationships, such as I have come to do, but that it’s not
And so, all of this brings me to some fourth dimension research that came my way
just yesterday morning…some teachings I received from the Great Master of Masters, himself. What I am learning is that
there are the Snake People and there are the People of the Serpent. They are entirely different entities. The Snake People
are very evil, have no compassion, have no remorse—and they are the ones who have pretty much tried to take over the
world. A lot of people call them “reptilians” but traditionally they are the Snake People. We might classify them
as the “Elite.” I do think their days of having so much power is over, however, and that their actions now dissolve
before they can get very far. In fact, over the past few days, a number of things have happened that have extinguished some
of their actions. I spoke in the last several blogs about how they are running scared. More recently more incidents have been
happening that signify things are not going well for them. Just as a few examples:
UPDATE ON THE ELITE & BILDERBERG DILEMMA
I think the Elite
are really in trouble—it’s no wonder so many of them are high-tailing it to places they think they’ll be
safe (I discussed this in my last two blogs—this is just an update to some of the problems they seem to be encountering):
It looks like the Greeks will no longer be playing the money game with them.
So who are the People of the Serpent? Well, it appears they are descendants of Enki, or Enki’s
People somehow. They have very special abilities—but the thing is, they also believe everyone can develop the abilities
if they put their minds to it---thus Joe’s work! He shows us how through his philosophy and critical complex theories
how we can do so. At any rate, because history is so muddied, there is a lot of work to do to uncover the greater truths.
But what I’ve learned in my fourth dimension research—teachings from my Teacher—is thatfirst
of all—in relation to our anniversary celebration:
It was extended to honor us and the very
difficult path we both chose—and how successful we’ve been at getting the messages of salvation out to the people.
And by salvation we mean self-salvation because no one can do it for you. And while you may not have seen it nor experienced
it (as is the case with those who have not symbiotically united with another individual, aka soul union), as Joe’s work
informs us, this does not make it “not real.” I can assure you that my experiences in other dimensions are thankfully
MORE REAL than in this dimension which Joe calls “hyperreatity.” Thus, according to reports, we were greeted and
honored to have present at our Queen’s Club Dance “all the peoples of very Ancient Africa.”
Sadly, the history of Africa—as all over the world—has been distorted. There are the “discontinuities”
that Joe discusses and they occur for multiple reasons: History is lied about, rewritten; History is hidden; History has been
distorted and called religion, with each religion having its own version—and this highlights the reason Joe brings up
ecumenicalism. We must do INTER-disciplinary research to uncover a more accurate account of history. We must take an “ecumenical”
comparative religion approach, combined with information from historical accounts, recovered artifacts, and new archeological
finds. And we must reach higher levels of consciousness to connect in with those who have access to greater knowledge and
truth (sometimes labeled as an “intuitive” approach).
I also learned, as I mentioned, that the
beautiful Kizomba Dance originated out of South Africa, in Angola, but that it originated from the People of the Serpent
and was gifted to the people of Angola….there is more yet to be revealed.
And now to a very different
kind of discontinuity that relates to the People of the Serpent—they can disappear. This is how the concept “resurrection”
came about. They can disappear and reappear at will; and they can totally disappear permanently if they choose and occupy
a different dimension—which is what seems to have happened in not only South Africa before the “San” peoples
came on the scene, but also with the Aztecs and Quetzcoatl. Here’s a brief summary:
The Origins of Quetzalcoatl
Experts on Aztec religion believe that the figure of Quetzalcoatl (pronounced Keh-tzal-coh-AH-tl)
emerged from the combination of a pan-Mesoamerican god and a historical leader, Ce Acatl Topiltzin Quetzalcoatl. The story
goes that this hero, probably a king and/or a priest, left theToltec capitalofTulaafter an episode of treachery, and promised to return.
Whether or not this legend describes real events is still under debate among scholars. This episode is also linked to the
legend of the mythical city of Tollan, whose peaceful king Quetzalcoatl was deceived by his violent opponent, Tezcatlipoca,
and forced into exile.[http://archaeology.about.com/od/Aztec-Religion/a/Queztalcoatl.htm]
And here are some interesting accounts/perspectives:
There are still hidden secrets! We will be working on revealing
those secrets. I love it when religious people with flawed doctrine/thinking critique other religious people with flawed doctrine/thinking…all
we have to go on are our experiences and interpretations of our experiences. Perhaps, it’s a mistake to teach anything
beyond our own personal experiences, other than to convey how other people are interpreting things that are/are not their
experiences. It’s pretty easy, for example, if you have had an experience, such as a kundalini awakening or a “baptism”
of the Holy Spirit (both of which are profound and undeniable), it’s generally easy to tell by someone else’s
description whether they have actually had the experiences. Thus, I know, based on my own personal experience that these two
phenomena are not the same—for me, there were major differences in how they manifested and there are differences in
how they feel, especially when they first occur. However, there are also similarities--and with time, as the alchemization
process progressed, the two experiences came to blend somewhat. We TWO became like ONE (but the WHOLE is greater than the
sum of the parts). This means that the video stating that the Kundalini is the Holy Spirit does not match up to my experience;
the reality is that it is much more complex—a fact that most people do not want to acknowledge because they want simple
answers. There are no simple answers! Thus, we have Joe’s philosophical and theoretical work to help us gain deeper
and broader knowledge. Please note here that we do not sacrifice depth for breadth in our learning, as is so commonly believed
and often forced upon us in our educational systems. We do not restrict our learning in this way. This is why we always maintain
tentative answers, staying open to additional knowledge and experience…invariably, if something is important to our
spiritual growth, we will be guided back to the topic and learn on a deeper level.
the serpent represents much beyond merely being a snake or a serpent that led Adam and Eve on the wrong path; it has been
a tradedy that so many humans have believed this misinterpretation, as it’s kept them in fear of knowledge (and the
snake—I am still working on overcoming my fear of snakes)…the serpent symbol is multi-layered and multidimensional
and as the videos show, completely intertwined within all languages of the world . Unfortunately, most people want simple
answers and this results in misconceptions and lies being propagated to the extent it’s nearly impossible to counter
them. This gives openings for those in power to take advantage of our ignorance and create systems of domination.
There may be a reason, for example, that the “Untouchables” in India are given that name…those
who can disappear at will, a skill that the People of the Serpent have, are untouchable. Denigrating and stifling
this ability is powerful when a large group of people are labeled untouchable and horrifically oppressed. Keeping them denigrated
and oppressed, of course, keeps them from achieving their capabilities. I am told that entire societies have vanished into
thin air to escape the evil snake people. Thus, you can see the importance of Quetzalcoatl’s path to liberation.
I believe that people are so oppressed today that it’s become very difficult to rise in consciousness
to access those higher level abilities, particularly for some groups of people. Joe’s philosophical and theoretical
work guides us along pathways to attain those higher levels of consciousness and take control of consciously constructing
our belief systems and reconnecting to who we are and what our purpose is.
The next section is a
blog I wrote on June 14 which I have been waiting for the appropriate time to post. I am receiving the message that today
is the day as it introcuces the topic, ecumenicalism, I’ve been leading up to a discussion about—which
is an extremely deep and complex topic—and one which I’ve been saying I would discuss in relation to why Joe mentioned
it three times in the excerpt of his book under discussion here.Before I digress, I received the clue
“resurrection” yesterday morning, so apparently there’s a video he wants to insert here.
As always, I will plug it into YouTube and see what he pulls up for me.
It brought up this movie right to the top,
which no doubt has important messages relating to what I’ve just discussed here, since the People of the Serpent do
have the ability to “resurrect”:
Resurrection is a story
of a woman who survives a car accident which kills her husband but she discovers that she has the power to heal other people.
She becomes an unwitting celebrity, the hope of those in desperate need of healing, and a lightning rod for religious beliefs
and skeptics. The film stars Ellen Burstyn
Quick Analysis: Wow, again, I am impressed with my connection
to Joe! First, off, the woman’s husband who was killed is named Joe, which emphasizes in my mind who
is the deliverer of this “fourth dimension” message—it’s coming right from who I claim it does—from
Joe. Keep in mind, I have never even seen this movie and it rose to the top of the YouTube search when I put in the term,
“resurrection” he had provided me this morning in writing and in quotation marks, indicating I was to research
it. Also keep in mind that in Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy: An Introduction, Joe informs us that the Internet
is a fractal and that it can be controlled from any dimension (this makes me wonder if this is something that the Elite may
fear, given how much emphasis they are placing on controlling us with technology—their project may be doomed to fail).
In the movie, after the woman leaves the hospital it’s revealed that she was moving from Kansas (We’re not in
Kansas anymore, folks…implications of the Wizard of Oz story). She meets a man at a remote gas station that
shows her a two-headed snake—this is an amazing symbol that comes after my having written the information about the
difference between the Snake people and the People of the Serpent. It signifies twin flame/twin soul unions—they have
separate yet shared consciousnesses, shared physicality. This is the missing information in the explanations about Snake People
versus People of the Serpent! Going back to Joe’s quotes above, we occupy the same space. And this is the significant
difference between Snake people and People of the Serpent—People of the Serpent rise in consciousness to connect with
each other, two as one, as in the original meaning of symbiosis which Joe discusses in that excerpt—and,
as the movie shows—they share their gifts of POWER symbiotically (and now we have yet another dimension to consider
for analyzing power with Joe’s multidimensional critical complex bricolage). Amazingly, this is exactly
what the excerpt from Joe’s book which I’ve been discussing is all about—symbiotic hermeneutics—it
means interpreting these unexplainable phenomena as depicted in the movie from a symbiotic perspective rather than, say a
religious perspective that’s tainted with indoctrination. The implication is that she is receiving her powers from her
husband, Joe, and perhaps others from the “other side.” And indeed, in the movie, a fundamentalist pops in to
say that the healing work she has been gifted with is the work of the devil….but is it really? On the other hand, what
many fundamentalists leave out is that Jesus had said he would go to the Father (God) and send us each the Holy Spirit in
the form of personal teachers! When I view Jesus as “the way,” it is in the sense that he did show us how to reach
for that power and even said that we would do greater miracles than he. I have often discussed the GIFT Joe has given me since
he passed over, including the “Holy Spirit”—there are many gifts he’s provided me, including a deeper
and deeper understanding of his work because we are living it TOGETHER. The movie depicts the gift of healing—and
Joe recommends that we read the book The Gift of Power by Lame Deer, which gives us an indigenous perspective. He
makes this recommendation on page 20 of Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy: An Introduction. If you have the book, see
if you can find it—and keep in mind that Joe does not mention something if it’s not important. He briefly mentions
things to see how aware we are and whether we’ll pick up on their significance and research them more deeply. I have
found that when I do so, I am blessed with finding some amazing new knowledge. Another thing I found interesting was how the
guy at the gas station told her that when life gives you lemons, make lots of lemonade…Joe has given me this advice
so often and, together (symbiotically) we have taken it to an even higher level: Together, we have learned to make lemon pies,
lol, lots of lemon pies. This has manifested so many times in my life since he “crossed over” I need to write
a book about all of the lemon pies, lol. Of course, there is much more I could analyze here, but I’ll save it for another
time. It’s important to remember that we are limited to INTERPRETATION, here and that’s exactly what Joe’s
philosophical and theoretical work assists us with—getting deep AND wide interpretations of experiences—and staying
open to learning more, which may change and/or clarify our interpretations .
Thus, the movie and the
message it contains are profound in relation to what I am being taught in my personal lessons from the Great Master Teacher
of the Masters, and relaying in these blogs---as well as in relation to Joe’s philosophical and theoretical work. His
critical science of complexity is helpful here, versus relying solely on measurement sciences, as was shown in the movie. Positivistic science
is too limited in its scope and provides only a snapshot of reality (still, a piece, nevertheless which is why I object when
people say Joe threw out positivistic sciences—he didn’t).
And now for the blog that I had actually
written on June 14, 2015 introducing ecumenicalism:
Sentimental Time Travel as a Key to End Suffering, and an Introduction to Ecumenicalism
Yesterday was the 13th.
I woke up hearing this song but wasn’t sure why at the time:
We celebrated last night since it was the first 13 day since I wrote the blog about moving beyond the number 12 to the
number 13, Enki’s very special number. I have always loved the number 13 and wondered why so many treat it with superstition…now
I know why I love it—it’s Enki’s number. I also understand it’s been a way to keep Enki out of the
picture. They even leave off the 13th floor of buildings. It must have some sort of negative effect on our consciousness
to leave such a powerful god out of our lives.
Speaking of Enki, he was so beloved by the Sumerians. This is a song they used to sing about him:
O Lord, who with thy wizard’s eyes, even when wrapped in thought,
yet dost penetrate all things,
O Enki, with thy limitless awareness, exalted counsel
of the Anunnaki,
Very knowing one, who dost exact obedience, when turning his wit
to conciliation and decision,
Settling of legal strife; counselor
from sunrise until sunset,
O Enki, master over prudent words, to thee
I will give praise.
[The Intellectual Adventure of Ancient Man, Frankfort & Frankfort,
et. al, pp. 147-148]
our celebration last night, my Beloved apparently decided it’s time that I and others learn a little more about the
nature of multidimensionality and Divine Love relationships. He magically handed down this movie about “Time Travel”
that presents multidimensionality in a variety of contexts, but of course, love is the powerful connecting force. It demonstrates
how useful being multidimensional can be for us and ways it can help us alleviate suffering.
NOW I understand why he was playing that song, “Sentimental
Journey” down through the cosmos. He was preparing me for this sentimental movie about being a Time Traveler’s
Wife, which I watched very late last night and into the wee hours of the morning. He is so brilliant in his selection of movies
for me (he knows I don’t like violent movies):
The Time Traveler's Wife
is a 2009 American romantic drama film based on Audrey Niffenegger's 2003 novel of the same name. Directed by Robert Schwentke,
the film stars Eric Bana as Henry DeTamble, a Chicago librarian with a genetic disorder that causes him to time travel randomly
as he tries to build a romantic relationship with his love Clare, played by Rachel McAdams.
I will point out that the movie altered things a bit for drama. There
is nothing at all to fear about time travel if you engage in it from high consciousness. Now if you attempt it “on drugs,”
expect serious problems. And if a person can manifest their body in different dimensions, they will also manifest clothes!
That part about him always being naked was silly…or maybe not; it always depends on context since he might want to
land naked in his Beloved’s bed, lol. And finally, the person who can time travel, according to what Hermes Trismegistus
writes about in his Emerald Tablets, lives forever and they can go wherever they wish instantaneously. Thus, they
don’t need to say sad goodbye’s to people, except perhaps to those who are not high enough consciousness to perceive
the time traveler or have the ability to time travel themselves. Thus, time traveling is not a disease to cure as the movie
presented it; however, the ability may very well be related to genetics, or at least DNA activation. My thoughts are that
DNA activation can be facilitated through heavy-duty mind work (I believe this is what Joe’s work teaches us to do).
Our memories then return. Exo-scientists study and support this phenomenon (see the discussion in my dissertation, last chapter).
One thing always leads to many other things! I realized, in explaining
to a friend the concept of twin flames what Joe was referring to in that excerpt he had given me to read before he left—the
very excerpt in which he mentions “ecumenical” three times. Here’s what I’ve concluded about it:
The word symbiosis
aptly describes twin flame/twin soul relationships, but as with all great concepts, the original meaning of symbiosis has
been destroyed. It originally and literally meant "two living together as one" and describes the interrelationship
between twin flames.
Joe's own words in a special text he had given me to read before he passed over: "Relationships
by their very nature place objects in the same space. We are together in this relationship--we occupy it together. These two
historical events share a relationship. These six social forces share a relationship that conceptually brings them together.
Such relationality forces the emergence of a new paradigm, a new focus for research. Indeed, the relationships are symbiotic,
as they mutually enhance their parts. To use the cliche, the relationship is greater that the sum of the parts" (from
Rigour and Complexity in Educational Research, p. 64).
The passage from Joe hints at how the
relationships transcend time and space--in other words, the couple have had multiple lifetimes together. It is partly because
of remembering my previous lifetimes that I know that "obsessing" over someone to whom you are connected that deeply
is NORMAL. As Joe states above, we need to do more research on these relationships and understand new paradigms. To view them
through the lens of what we call "normal" (which I now view as abnormal) relationships will not work. Yvonna Bloomstein's
research added the relationships to the typologies for psychology--she has a book you might find interesting, "The Soulmate
Experience." My research has gone further, but hers at least has been accepted into the field. There really does need
to be so much more research! I get very irritated at all the people who act like they know what they're talking about, but
don't take time to back it up with carefully collected and analyzed data.
My belief is that it's much
like the creation stories tell us--we were created in pairs. All creation stories tell us that and I believe it's true. We've
lost our ability to consciously connect and so we fumble around, marrying the wrong people. If instead of being indoctrinated
for 12 years if we were to spend our educational experience becoming who we are (and more conscious) we will already be connecting
to our Divine Partner. Some people have done this--they consciously meet in "dreams." The first meeting is planned
at higher consciousness by the couple and they may or may not be consciously aware of making the arrangements.
What is the solution, though when the couple can't be together? Work on your passion...whatever that might be. If the
person doesn't know what their passion is, then spend time discovering it. My philosophy is, "Follow your passion and
the love will follow."
discussing all forms of relationships in context of research but his work is heavily encoded and his overarching theme is
divine love. Thus, with twin flames it's even more intense...twin flames connect at all chakra or energy levels, or all "bodies."
With the merge, their consciousnesses and all of these energy levels merge together. It's an actual physical phenomenological
experience, and he also alludes to being connected during past lives in his mention of "historical events" sharing
a relationship. The twin flame/soul union is essentially what he's discussing in the above passage, although his words are
always multidimensional, so there are other interpretations for different contexts as well.
KEY and this is what Joe's work is all about: The KEY is to become so fully conscious that you are aware of your connection
at all times...death does not separate twin flame/twin soul couples (and ultimately this can be expanded to the understanding
that there is no death).
So this discussion winds me back around to considering his use of ecumenical in the context of all this (the pages
he had given me were pp. 62-67)…I will get back to this next time. This blog is already too long. However, one obvious
ecumenical connection is a comparative study of creation stories. Do they all support the notion of being created as Divine
Couples (as in the Adam and Eve story)? How can this be?
P.S. He was into movies last night, and this morning
he gave me two more videos instead of music. We actually had a long discussion about perfection. Of course no one can be perfect
but with unconditional/conditional love shared between Twin Flames/Twin Souls it does not matter. It’s hard to see our
beloved in any other light than “perfect.” Even their imperfections are loved as being perfect. And feeling that
the other is “perfect” actually does not put pressure on them to be perfect because they understand the feeling
in the same way—that they are loved completely, “imperfections” and all. That’s the nature of Divine
Love…it binds the two together in some kind of magical way that no other relationship would be able to match. They
love each other unconditionally but at the same time conditionally. Conditionally comes about due to the nature of their union;
there are just certain things that are an inseparable part of their relationship—because they
are inseparable….only those in such union would understand the paradox, along with many other paradoxes.
Here are the related videos that came up with the clues “checking
in” and “perfection.” Mr. Bean is so funny! He’s trying to be perfect by getting to his room before
the other hotel guest. In the second video we are left pondering about what the woman has concluded after having spent her
entire childhood trying to be so perfect.
The above are links to my blogs. I did not know at
the time of writing them, especially when I first began, that I was recording my Spiritual Journey of Ascension with Joe,
who is my Twin Flame (which I also did not know when I began this journey, but I have provided undeniable evidence in my dissertation and much more evidence since writing it). All I knew when I began this journey after Joe’s death (by which I had
been extremely traumatized) was that I was compelled to write the blogs, every day at first, and I seemed to have been getting
instructions from Joe and from “Above.” I did not understand how the Celestial Spirits were guiding us along our
journey nor the Power they have due to their Love connection to God (as Joe tells us over and over again in his work, there
is nothing more powerful than love). My connection to Joe connected me powerfully to his love and to God’s Love, through
the Holy Spirit. My experiences as recorded in the blogs proves what Joe has taught us about the power of love—over
and over again (I’m a slow learner, for which I feel sad. I was totally asleep when I met Joe and did not even believe
in soulmates. I hope you will not be as slow a learner as I have been). Nevertheless, what an amazing, beautiful journey it
has been! It’s full of adventure, mystery, learning about the world, learning about our past, present and future, and
engaging in super fun and sometime hilarious treasure hunts.
If you want to follow the path and connect to God’s
amazing Love, begin reading at the first link 2009.05.03 and move forward. You will learn a lot!!
I did. And there are millions of Celestial Spirits just waiting to serve as your personal teachers and guides. They want to
take you treasure hunting (they do know where the treasures are) and guide you along your own personal path just like they
did for me. I will not be writing any more blogs here because now I will be teaching Joe’s material “up above”
and continuing along yet another amazing path. You can follow along the next leg of our journey by clicking on the links to
the various courses, treasure hunt quests, etc. We are creating multiple paths now in multiple directions. Are you ready?
There is something for everyone! All you need to do is engage sincerely with seeking knowledge and spreading love
in the world, and then God’s magic will appear in your life too…no more suffering…only love, bliss, joy,
passionate engagement with learning—for everyone, infinitely and eternally. God is Good!! Check it out! 20160227-1330 Rewards Of Developing My Will To Love
“As a child I wanted so
desperately for magic to be real. I would work for hours collecting what I hoped were just the right combination of ingredients
to make some type of magic potion that would provide me with special powers….I found such magic in words viewed in
a postformal matrix and I observe and practice that magic everyday.” (Kincheloe, 2006, Reading, Writing, Thinking,
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