Father Teilhard de Chardin

Written by Robert Bruce Baird


He is one of my heroes and an inspiration for all who seek for Peace and Harmony through a ‘conspiracy of LOVE’. His ‘templates’ suggest that one thought perfectly conceived by one man can influencerepparttar totality of consciousness or World Mind. I hope he is right, and I try to develop this critical mass of consciousness. I have coveredrepparttar 151043 continuing battlerepparttar 151044 Catholic Church has with his thought and numerous other things related to him and Jean Houston, in other books.

“Pierre Teilhard de Chardin was a visionary French Jesuit,

Gurdjieff and Mind Controllers #1

Written by Robert Bruce Baird

The dance that Gurdjieff sawrepparttar people of Tibet use to enhance their spiritual discipline became almostrepparttar 150714 only tool he used to teach his French and other students from his Parisian École which includesrepparttar 150715 name Priory. That leads me to wonder aboutrepparttar 150716 Protocols used by his Russian patronrepparttar 150717 Czar; and his involvement in giving Hitlerrepparttar 150718 Swastika. I have also consideredrepparttar 150719 involvement of Bernard Baruch as a Gurdjieffian student and his Merovingians who benefited so much fromrepparttar 150720 wars ofrepparttar 150721 20th Century in other books. In this excerpt from another researcher I enjoy, we find insight to modern music andrepparttar 150722 Red headed or Crimson King. You will have a lot of research to do if you are going to understand these connections as this author properly notes. Gurdjieff was a spy and a lot like St. Germain.

“British rock, particularly British progressive rock (whatever "progressive" may mean or not mean), is like a club or select society:repparttar 150723 more you find out about it,repparttar 150724 more you realize that practically everybody inrepparttar 150725 club has played in practically everyone else's group at one time or another...

It would be silly to say that Fripp, or anyone other single person, was at "the" center of this tangled mass of perpetually mutating strands of double-helical do-re-mi. Yetrepparttar 150726 Crimson King was inarguably one ofrepparttar 150727 ribosomal focal points of creative synthesis, touching, in his eccentric way, allrepparttar 150728 musicians he worked with, and leaving his decisive stamp onrepparttar 150729 history of rock inrepparttar 150730 early 1970s and beyond.

Ofrepparttar 150731 classic heavyweight progressive rockers, who had laid down a more convincing legacy than King Crimson? By 1974 Yes had lost themselves in grandiosity beyond all reasonable bounds (though continuing to play to huge popular acclaim); Emerson, Lake and Palmer were grandstanding with thirty-six tons of equipment and labored flashes of lasers and psychedelic music-hall brilliance; Procol Harum were drifting into repetition and stagnation with Exotic Birds and Fruit, less than a mere shadow of their one-time life and soul. Faced with such examples of dinosaur burnout, and listening torepparttar 150732 records of all these groups today, I come away with a feeling that King Crimson's music ofrepparttar 150733 period sounds infinitely less dated... He was clearly in it forrepparttar 150734 music... But then, one ofrepparttar 150735 marks ofrepparttar 150736 superior creative talent is precisely knowing when to quit, when to seek out a new vision.

As hinted at inrepparttar 150737 previous chapter, particularly grating to Fripp wasrepparttar 150738 commercial/music-industry aspect ofrepparttar 150739 whole progressive rock spectacle. Inrepparttar 150740 October 1974 Melody Maker interview where he explained his reasons for disbanding King Crimson, Fripp said that successful rock bands often "originally start out to service a need but you now have a situation where, being creative, they have to create needs in order that they may continue to exist. In other words, they've become vampiric {This isrepparttar 150741 proper word to use and readers of many of my books that addressrepparttar 150742 Dragons or Pendragons andrepparttar 150743 work of Sir Laurence Gardner will see this is true.}.’ Onrepparttar 150744 subject ofrepparttar 150745 music itself, in 1987 Fripp dismissed early progressive/art-rock music as ‘a badly cobbled pastiche of a number of badly digested and ill-understood music forms.’

A sense of no new worlds left to conquer, ofrepparttar 150746 exhaustion of a particular set of possibilities. For an artist, to stay inrepparttar 150747 same place is to go backwards, to stop growing is to die.

As for Robert Fripp - who disbanded King Crimson inrepparttar 150748 face of what seemed to him insurmountable cosmic, business, and personal obstacles, and who effectively erased himself fromrepparttar 150749 musical scene - forrepparttar 150750 moment, late 1974, he was indeed gone, top of head blown off, wandering around without a sense of ego. The Faustian pact was over, just like Lennon's dream. Music itself had stymied him,repparttar 150751 presentation of meaningful music no longer seemed a real possibility.

Fripp wanted to wrap up his unfinished business, however, and did so in a number of projects, among them putting together The Young Person's Guide to King Crimson, a double-album "greatest hits" package which pointedly omitted "Schizoid Man." The album included a detailed chronology of King Crimson I-III compiled by Fripp from record and concert reviews, conversations with musicians, and Fripp's own journal entries...

Onrepparttar 150752 break-up of King Crimson III, Fripp calculated that he had enough money to pay his bills for three years. And indeed, even in his disoriented frame of mind, he was hatching a personal three-year plan consisting of preparation, withdrawal, and recovery. His activities ofrepparttar 150753 first year - winding up his affairs - would prepare him for a decisive withdrawal fromrepparttar 150754 music industry - and effectively fromrepparttar 150755 outside world - at J.G. Bennett's International Society for Continuous Education at Sherborne House, following which he would surveyrepparttar 150756 inner and outer landscapes and decide what to do next.

It is quite possible that Fripp's transformational experience at Sherborne - which is, if obliquely,repparttar 150757 subject of this chapter - cannot be understood by anyone who has not undergone something similar. It is just possible, however, that some inkling of what was involved may be got by reviewingrepparttar 150758 historical backdrop of his experience. Since Fripp's subsequent music and public posture was deeply affected by his encounter withrepparttar 150759 Gurdjieff/Bennett tradition, and since onlyrepparttar 150760 most superficial information on that tradition was dispensed byrepparttar 150761 music press inrepparttar 150762 course of reviewing Fripp's work, I offer here a somewhat more substantial summary forrepparttar 150763 interested reader.

In recent years Fripp has publicly distanced himself fromrepparttar 150764 Gurdjieff/Bennett tradition, preferring to claim only that he speaks for his own school, Guitar Craft. It was not so long ago, however, that he was splicing Bennett tapes into his albums and quoting Gurdjieff in his articles. It may in part have beenrepparttar 150765 rock press's open hostility and ridicule of Fripp's apparent conversion to a "mystical cult" - though as far as I can make out,repparttar 150766 Gurdjieff work is neither mystical nor a cult - that led him to his present position of reserve. Gurdjieff

Who was George Ivanovich Gurdjieff? It appears that, even when he was alive - he died in 1949, his date of birth is uncertain, probably 1877 - if one asked ten people who knew him, one would receive ten different answers. Bennett wrote a biography of Gurdjieff, and his ultimate assessment ofrepparttar 150767 man was that he was ‘more than a Teacher and less than a Prophet. He was a man with a true mission and he devoted his entire life to it. He needed people who could understand his message and yet he was compelled to makerepparttar 150768 message obscure and hard to understand. Therefore, he had to look for those who could acquirerepparttar 150769 required perspicacity and alsorepparttar 150770 singleness of purpose to carry his work forward. Today [1973], twenty-four years after his death, there are thirty or forty people in different parts ofrepparttar 150771 world who are capable of transmittingrepparttar 150772 teaching, but there are very few who can look beyondrepparttar 150773 man to his message.’

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