Koestler & World's End

 

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Today is 11th September 2007, the sixth anniversary of 9-11. It also happens to be 22.900 years since my journey of psychic discovery began. To see why Code 229 matters see The Seventh Sign. It was when 9-11-7 was but a mere 46 minutes old that Jenny read to me some words from a review of Janus by Arthur Koestler.  It was written by Macdonald Daly in an old copy of New Internationalist from January 1996. Janus, which was published in 1978, was one of the last things Koestler which wrote.

......There is a long, erudite, but compellingly readable central section in which he demolishes Darwinian evolution. This is especially important because the Darwinian theory of random mutation plus natural selection denies the role of goal-directed activity in species development. If a change in the physiology of the human brain will occur thanks only to chance and a favourable environment, we might as well stop striving now. By stressing the once-unfashionable case that evolution occurs where it answers a need of a species, Koestler again gives significance to human choice and purposive activity

……..The book’s title derives from the name of the Greek god who is usually depicted as having two faces, one looking to the past, the other to the future……..I am no fan of projected biochemical utopias, I am rather sceptical of parapsychology, and I believe the search for extra-terrestrial life is rather like looking for a needle in a haystack. Nonetheless, I don’t find my self casting Janus aside the way I would many other books on these issues. For one thing, Koestler’s convictions are strongly underwritten by the intelligence and wide-ranging knowledge with which he explains them. For another, his sense that much of the world is still to be discovered, and that we have still to discover a lot more about ourselves, is a rich resource in an age of seemingly terminal social apathy. Finally, as we settle habitually into the orthodoxies which we allow to regulate our daily lives, we need confident eccentrics to unsettle us and help us to look, like Janus, the other way too. Koestler was as confident and as eccentric as they come.

But the really telling comment was:
Koestler reminds us that it would be a mistake to assume that the brain has reached anything like its full capacity. Once we have ‘learned to use our brains’ better we will take seriously psychic phenomena which are currently excluded from proper consideration by the ‘strait-jacket which nineteenth-century materialism, combined with reductionism and the rationalist illusion, imposed on our philosophical outlook’.

And Koestler links very closely to both meaningful coincidence and to the World’s End. Koestler was fascinated by coincidence. He wrote a book called The Roots of Coincidence and co-authored the Coincidence section of The Challenge of Chance with Alister Hardy and Robert Harvie. He died in March 1983, leaving his estate to promote research into the paranormal, a desire which has been frustrated by comfortably ensconced academics, especially with regard to meaningful coincidence.

Was it not the straitjacket of rationalist illusion that blinkered the trustees of the Koestler Fund who so happily allowed Koestler’s bequest to be hijacked by the pseudo-scientists of psychology. The Koestler Chair at Edinburgh does little to advance the intentions or the interests of Arthur Koestler.

And is it really just chance that the offices of the Koestler Foundation were located a few hundred yards from my first London flat on King’s Road in in July 1985 in Chelsea? Or is it a very meaningful coincidence? Was it in fact an early indication of my future destiny - to be intricately involved vwith the warning signs predicting the coming End of the World?  My flat was at 507A King’s Road, World’s End, on the next block to the south from the pub.  The Koestler Foundation offices were at 484 King’s Road, directly across the road from the World’s End pub  at 459 Kings Road….. (In updating this site with its increased emphasis now on the real coming World's End,  I was looking without success on the Internet  for an image of the World's End pub sign which used to be on the Kings Road pub around the time I was there in 1985.  It showed a boat going over the edge of the world rather like the Camden World's End pub does.  But it was not brilliantly coloured I seem to recollect.   I have got some photographs somewhere....  By strange coincidence, during my search tonight,  I came across the image which is re-produced here, dating c1900.  It comes comes from the  Kensington and Chelsea Library  The  image  reference number actually inscribed on it just happens to be 4595.  Is that another sign of destiny and design?  4595 equals twice 2297.5.  2297 is the code for the end of the world.  [Note added had 29th of August 2012, year 2 to 9+7 for America.  21:45 hrs - Another coincidence....The End is Nigh.]  The pub's address is 459 Kings Road.  The same codes keep repeating

Can no one
appreciate the coherence in all of this? Or is it too spooky, too scary, not nice, not part of the marshmallow world of the New Age or TV soaps, whether Aussie, Yank or Brit? It is too deep and too awkward for the media and the all-pervasive ‘rationality’ of the Dawkins brigade. Are journalists all too shallow, too scared, too PC, too cowardly, or just too thick to see the incredible coherence?

I noticed that New Scientist this week carried a joke of an article ‘Mankind is hardwired for morality.’ Doubtless it was peer-reviewed!!  IMAGE  This 'FACT'? is ‘proved’ by a worthless survey carried out by some psychologists. They posed moral questions which ‘proved’ this obviously nonsensical conclusion. It is not by noting what people say they will do in any given situation that shows the truth about their nature and basic morality, but what they really do, especially when they think that no-one is watching, that no-one will ever know.

But the real world is a far cry from academic psychologists and their precious ‘laboratories’. The truth cannot be ascertained by asking people stupid questions which are bound to elicit highly moral claims.

Man is not hardwired for morality. The world all around is proof enough of that. Psychologists would be better off closing their labs and getting real jobs, if they could find anyone willing to pay for their very doubtful talents. Alternatively, they could take up knitting. At least that way they would do less damage to the world. The trouble is that too much of the world has been programmed to believe their claptrap, to accept what are nothing but woolly theories of the mind, as fact. One recent study showed that psychologists are the discipline least likely to believe in God. Why is that no surprise? They have already hijacked the study of the paranormal and turned it into the dead end but convenient study of parapsychology. It is back to the Koestler Chair in Parapsychology at Edinburgh University, as valuable proof of this line of research.

The proof of the reality of the paranormal is to be found in the real world, not in third rate university departments, staffed by pseudo-scientists with standard issue blinkers. ‘Has anybody at Edinburgh read Janus’ one wonders, or Koestler's various writings on Coincidence. No one in that department appears ever to have had any interest in Coincidence. They have not published one paper on it in two decades. But perhaps it is too difficult to study in the sterile confines of academia. Its study necessitates getting out of their precious labs with the sensory deprivation chambers, getting out of the academic world into the real world. You cannot just blank everything out except what you think you want. You have to learn to detect the real signals in the real noise of real everyday events.

The evidence of ‘Something Else’ is all around. A little of it is on our sites. Much more of it is in our books. Buy these and learn to read, learn to read the truth about the world around you and the truth about what lies beyond the grave. 8.35.20

At this point, the idea came to me for a title for volume 4 of Fragments of an Outer Mind. Perhaps Book 4 should be
called Grave Expectations !! 9.35.55  11th September, 2007.   As ever that title has several layers of meaning. 

For another very much related, meaningful coincidence involving Arthur Koestler and the End of his world and this world See A Titan Postscript

A later most interesting connection in the inspired film Knowing, an Apocalyptic film based on deciphering prophecy codes predicting a plane crash and a train crash, before the final World's End sequence, is that Nicholas Cage's character in the film is called Professor John Koestler.  See Knowing.  It is all meant to be connected

 

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