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Congressional Candidate Stacey Lawson on Awakening

Om my.

Anyone serious about their Congressional vote owes it to themselves to listen to this: StaceyLawson062210

My own opinion is that there’s much to ridicule here, along with much to admire.

My concern is that someone can seriously enter into a race for the US Congress and expect that they can suppress interviews like that Ms. Lawson provides here.  That’s the sad state of the United States press corpse.

If you’re looking to ridicule Ms. Lawson, you can just jump to 7 minutes and 14 minutes in — those are promising points.  (Besides what Lawson has to say at those times, 7 and 14 are two excellent numbers in Mitch’s Quantum Sacred Number System, corresponding to the base of the spine and the tip of my dick.  Send me $77.14 c/o Heraldo, and I’ll do up your own personalized quantum numbers and cause them to pop into your mind when I cash the check.)

If, on the other hand you’re looking for a well-meaning sweetness of spirit, and even some incipient wisdom, I think you’ll find it throughout, mixed with gullibility and a very recognizable spoiled-brat’s-next-step-spirchality.

The business about having found a guru who can provide sacred sounds would be more excusable in a college sophomore.  For a look at what she’s talking about, by the guy she admires so much, go to HIS site: http://www.pillaicenter.com/practicelibrary/oneminutemeditation

Here’s Ms. Lawson’s interview, which appears to be from 2010.  Click the link to start an MP3 audio player.  I’m not going to do a transcript, but it blows my mind that no one from the press has done one.

StaceyLawson062210

Here’s the site it is taken from:

http://www.lysistrataproject.org/BeingPeace.htm

  1. April 29, 2012 at 9:45 am

    Lawson may have a nice campaign war chest but I don’t believe she is a threat to win the congressonal race.

  2. Mitch
    April 29, 2012 at 9:48 am

    No, but she has a chance of entering the runoff against Huffman, excluding candidates who would be superior, IMO. I agree she’d have no chance in the general election.

  3. Gagging on My Quiche
    April 29, 2012 at 10:21 am

    Not now, thank you,

  4. Mitch
    April 29, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    It’s the punctuation, isn’t it? I knew the periods would give us away.

  5. Anonymous
    April 29, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    This is Huffman’s race to win without breaking a sweat. Two of his lower Dem rivals – Susan Adams and Norman Solomon – are attacking his main rival, Lawson, while Huffman stays above it. Lawson is revealing herself to be Meg Whitman light. She is done. Adams can’t even get one colleague on the Marin Board of Supes to endorse her and Solomon is a one-trick pony lightweight. Huffman will finish in the primary 10-20 percentage points above everybody else. With all the other Dems on the ballot diluting the Dem vote, I expect the anti-war Republican, Dan Roberts, to win the right to be trounced by Huffman in November.

  6. tra
    April 29, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    Dennis,

    Read the following comment thread (or any of the other posts/threads concerning the General Plan Update and/or Healthy Humboldt).

    https://humboldtherald.wordpress.com/2011/03/01/developers-stop-the-general-plan-update/

    You may want to reconsider your little identity theory. Or continue making a fool of yourself. The choice is yours.

  7. Mitch
    April 29, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    tra,

    Give it up. Everyone knows you’re Heraldo. You can compose sentences, and use periods at the end.

  8. Mitch
    April 29, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    Incidentally, all but three of my multiple personalities are also Heraldo.

  9. Anonymous
    April 29, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    “Dennis” is the guy that cried for his mama when he was caught stealing campaign signs.

  10. suzy blah blah
    April 29, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    7 and 14 are two excellent numbers in Mitch’s Quantum Sacred Number System

    -Mitch, at the risk of being misinterpreted, all joking aside for the moment, suzy sees that you are new to the teachings of the deeper spiritual mystery schools. Don’t get me wrong, i’m not arguing, and there’s no vitriol here, just an attempt to unveil some of the illusions and false perceptions you may have embraced in order to defend the ego. i myself, of all people, can most definitely appreciate the attempt at humor, but if you want to spoof something, it’s best you understand the thing that youre attempting to spoof, and understand its place within the context of the spiritual universe. Suzy sees that you are curious in your own way, which is good, but you need to brush up on the mystery teaching’s truths, inner meanings, and purposes before you try to make fun of their followers, or you’ll continue to stick your third person’s foot in your first person’s mouth. It takes a little focus to realize the subtlety, but as it stands, to those who know the real inner meanings of the concepts, you sound rather foolish, and it makes me question whether or not you really Know Thyself”? . . . For starters, the least you could do is to study and meditate upon the inner relationship of the trinity, the third eye, and the third person.

    “Third-person spirituality often involves contemplating the mystery
    of existence (“looking at it.”) This can take a wide variety of forms; In Integral Life Practice, the core third-person spiritual practice is called Kosmic Contemplation”

    Namtaste.

  11. Mitch
    April 29, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    suzy,

    In serious reply, I appreciate your effort at communicating. It’s always a risk to expose one’s own ignorance when ridiculing others.

    Bows and wows

  12. Anonymous
    April 29, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    it’s best you understand the thing that youre attempting to spoof

    It’s superstitious clap trap with no basis in reality. What more do you want us to say? We could laugh out loud. Would that please you?

  13. suzy blah blah
    April 29, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    suzy, In serious reply, I appreciate your effort at communicating.

    -thanx Mitch, suzy would that you can learn to appreciate the wisdom of the third person as well as her effort.

  14. suzy blah blah
    April 29, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    What more do you want us to say?

    -“us” to say? How many of youself do you think there are? Are you presuming to be speaking for a group?

  15. Mitch
    April 29, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    Anonymous 1:55,

    To give the last few comments a fair reply would take way more time than I can take right now, and is probably not really appropriate for the Herald anyway.

    What I can say is this — I mean no disrespect to anyone who is trying to engage in a spiritual path. That applies to pretty much any faith, whether it is practiced by a billion or by ten or by one. I think any one of them can be “right,” whatever that means.

    At the same time, there are certain things that I think are so likely to be frauds that I’m personally unwilling to invest the time required to investigate their teachings. I don’t doubt there’s a lot of wisdom in yoga traditions, but Dr. Pillai’s web site leaves me cold. No colder than many semi-mainstream religions, though.

    Maybe it’s just the use of “quantum.” As a first estimate, I just assume that any physicist using that word has only a 50/50 chance of knowing what they are talking about, and any non-physicist that uses the word in an explanation or description of anything has a less than one percent chance of knowing what they are talking about.

    Just like me.

  16. suzy blah blah
    April 29, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    any physicist using that word (quantum) has only a 50/50 chance of knowing what they are talking about, and any non-physicist that uses the word in an explanation or description of anything has a less than one percent chance of knowing what they are talking about.

    -yep, and that less than one percent can include some hindu yogi masters who have a thorough knowledge of the Vedas.
    “everything has come down to us from the banks of the Ganges.” Voltare

  17. Anonymous
    April 29, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    -”us” to say? How many of youself do you think there are? Are you presuming to be speaking for a group?

    Yes, I do presume to speak on behalf of the majority of people here, conservative and progressive alike, who have even an ounce of intelligence. Suzy, you are an embarrassment to humanity.

  18. suzy blah blah
    April 29, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    Yes, I do presume to speak on behalf of the majority of people here

    -and now you also presume to speak on behalf of humanity. More evidence of your unhealthy self-centered pathological elitism .

  19. Anonymous
    April 29, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    Suzy, please seek professional medical help before you hurt yourself or others. Or step back into the time machine and return to the middle ages.

  20. suzy blah blah
    April 29, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    -thanks for the compliment, however if you think suzy’s able to time travel youre mistaken. But i am planning on and preparing for a visit to India in August, and i’m quite certain that i can promise that upon my return in September that there will be new solutions to deep spiritual mysteries in my posession, along with empirically presentable quantum leaps in consciousness to be beheld that even zen enthusiasts such as Mitch etc. (maybe not even experienced spiritualists such as Stacy Lawson) have yet scratched the surface of. Thing is, if you are embracing negativity and narcissism you will be blocked from understanding it.

  21. April 30, 2012 at 10:25 am

    Andrew was crying for his mama when he was caught slicing campaign signs in half .

  22. April 30, 2012 at 10:35 am

    “Om……..”

  23. Plain Jane
    April 30, 2012 at 10:36 am

    Do you think the west would be further along the path to enlightenment if we embraced the caste system, bridal doweries and sati, Suzy?

  24. Mitch
    April 30, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    PJ,

    I get your point, and I realize this won’t exactly be news to you, but others may be interested in these JudeoChristian “Western” writings about women:

    http://www.nobeliefs.com/DarkBible/darkbible7.htm

  25. Plain Jane
    April 30, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    I have no doubt that breathing and thought exercises can change our perceptions of reality or that accepting suffering with the belief it is either deserved due to past evils or will be rewarded with better future lives is as effective, if not more so, in controlling the masses as Judeo / Christian / Muslim belief systems of reward or punishment after death. There is no limit to our abilities to delude ourselves into behaving like superstitious sheeple to maintain the status quo.

  26. Mitch
    April 30, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    PJ,

    Yeah, it’s a bummer.

    But here’s the assumption that I make: for a particular set of beliefs to continue through centuries, it’s extremely helpful for the set of beliefs to be carried and evangelized by a hierarchy. And for the hierarchy to continue through centuries, it’s helpful for the beliefs to include stuff about laypeople having to put up with idiotic proclamations from the hierarchy, lest they (“go to hell”/”get a shitty rebirth”/”[your threat here]”).

    So most religions that last any length of time have both truth (which is what makes some people commit to them) and extra stuff that has nothing to do with truth but that leads to demands for lay people to just do as they’re told. The lay people that don’t do that either die unmentioned or go off and start their own religions. History is written by the winners.

    It doesn’t seem that different to me than a fossil record lacking much evidence of soft tissue. It’s not that the soft tissue doesn’t exist; it’s just that the soft tissue isn’t the stuff that gets preserved.

    WIth religions, it’s not that the dogma is the truth, it’s just that without the dogma, you probably don’t get a whole group of people promising to agree with everything you say, and to go out and evangelize on your behalf. But if you’ve got no truth at all, just dogma, you probably don’t last that long anyway. (The *really* weird religions seem to be the young puppies, don’t they? The ones with golden plates only their discoverer can translate, or alien beings needing to be spotted by priests with E-meters, or whatever the Scientologists use.)

    Buddhism’s concept of karma from one lifetime to another is pretty damned problematic for me, given the way people think. But if you take Buddhist concepts of interdependence at all seriously, you can choose to think of karma as belonging to everyone at once, and rebirth as a continuation of the entity of life, not as your particular personality. Of course, the people at the tops of the hierarchies probably wouldn’t agree.

    I’ve also heard people say that rebirth is what happens, potentially, every time you take your next breath.

    Here’s a quote from a periodical publication of the Buddhist Peace Fellowship:

    Socially engaged Buddhism is a dharma practice that flows from the understanding of the complete yet complicated interdependence of all life. It is the practice of the bodhisattva vow to save all beings. It is to know that the liberations of ourselves and the liberation of others are inseparable. It is to transform ourselves as we transform all our relationships and our larger society. It is work at times from the inside out and at times from the outside in, depending on the needs and conditions. It is to see the world through the eye of the Dharma and to respond emphatically and actively with compassion.

    —-Donald Rothberg and Hozan Alan Senauke
    Turning Wheel/Summer-Fall – 2008

  27. suzy blah blah
    April 30, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    -thanx for your question Jane, i feel your concern. And next autumn when i return from India, where suzy will be throwing myself totally into the sacred fire, i am sure that i will have some enlightened answers for you if i rise again. In fact i will be able to put the knowledge that suzy has freshly acquired on a line graph in order to make the stations along the path more easily understood. But until then, i’d advise that you to continue communicating about those enlightened answers that you seek with Mitch. He studied zen buddhism back in the 60s in Berkeley … and he practices walking meditation, and is way more enlightened than suzy is as to the East.

    I am very humble about my meager knowledge and i admit that i am as yet quite unlearned concerning The Dow, the Bride of Shiva, the teachings of Sati, the Path of Enlightenedment etc. Suzy still has another chakra or two to go before she reaches the goal. So stick with Mitch. And if Mitch can’t give you all of the answers and the links that you need, you may want to seek out Stacy Lawson. Check her website for references. Click on The Age of Enlightenment, the Seven-fold path, the Burning bush, the Tao, the Nasdaq, Nirvana, Courtney Love, the Flight of the Pheonix, the Road to Santa Fe, how to walk on Fire, the System for playing Castenets, the Shepard’s Watch, the Status Quo, etc. Or try Google …

    wishing you good karma on your quest for progressive wisdom :)

  28. Mitch
    April 30, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    suzy,

    I never studied Zen at Berkeley in the 60s or at any time. I think you tried a while back to ridicule me by calling me a Berkeley zenny, and I probably never said I wasn’t. I wasn’t.

    I participated in an Arcata zen group for several years many years back. (I’ll add that, at least at the time, you didn’t have to be a zenny, a Buddhist, or even a teensy bit enlightened to attend that group. Thank goodness!) My knowledge of Zen is microscopic. Sorry if it’s rude to brag.

    In the first half of the 60s, I was mainly trying to avoid bullies in the school yard; in the late 60s I was trying to keep awake during hebrew school, and avoid being spotted by the nun-equivalents. Shalom.

  29. suzy blah blah
    April 30, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    My knowledge of Zen is microscopic. Sorry if it’s rude to brag.

    -congratulations Mitch. Small is better. Nothingness is.

  30. MaydayPayday
    May 1, 2012 at 9:20 am

    I fully endorse Stacey Lawson…….

    KONJOB BERNANKOVICH

  31. anonymous101
    May 7, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    This you’ve got to read:
    http://theava.com/archives/15459

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