The DOUBLE RAINBOW GUY must have known the "Secret of Rainbows"! There are many esoteric secrets regarding Rainbows and Double Rainbows. Do you know any of them?
YouTuber "Hungrybear9562" was camping at Yosemite Bear Mountain when he said a Giant Double Rainbow had been "rainbowing for at least an hour" and he was overwhelmed and nearly euphoric about it. Zen Dope took up this euphoria and dedicates this little video to Paul "Bear" Vasquez and is telling of the lore and history of the mysterious "rainbow". "What does this mean?" he asks and we don't blame him!
It seems it pays to be spiritual these days as Paul is now traveling around giving interviews about his viral video on youtube that got 37,381.665 views since January 2010. The actual viral video is here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQSNhk5ICTI Paul is making commercials for Vodafone, Windows Live Photo Gallery and is traveling giving interviews on top television news stations about his experience in Yosemite.
Many people insulted and ridiculed Paul for his reaction to the Double Rainbow and left nasty comments and made silly spoof videos about him on YouTube. Interestingly, there is much lore and legend about the mysterious nature of rainbows and an esoteric factor to these natural beauties.
The general simple explanation of how Rainbows form is called a "Prism" effect.The dispersion of colors in a prism occurs because of something called the refractive index of the glass. When light enters a material the difference in the refractive index of air and glass causes the light to bend. The angle of bending is different for different wavelengths of light. As the white light moves through the two faces of the prism, the different colors bend different amounts and in doing so spread out into a rainbow.
In a rainbow, raindrops in the air act as tiny prisms. Light enters the raindrop, reflects off of the side of the drop and exits. In the process, it is broken into a spectrum just like it is in a triangular glass prism.
The angle between the ray of light coming in and the ray coming out of the drops is 42 degrees for red and 40 degrees for violet. You can see in this diagram that the angles cause different colors from different drops to reach your eye, forming a circular rim of color in the sky. In a double rainbow, the second bow is produced because droplets can have two reflections internally and get the same effect. The droplets have to be the right size, however, to get two reflections to work. The mathematical and the physical process is complicated. So, that's the science of it.
What is most interesting is that a rainbow is almost an entirely mathematical event. It’s based completely on the position of the sun relative to the observer, and as such, has no true physical location. This beauty that has no physical location occurs for only minutes, thousands of times a day all over the world. So the planet from the panoramic earth view is continually, without pause, flashing and arcing brief rainbows of color all over the surface thousands of time per day. That is, if there is anyone to see them. An "observer" is needed.
So, here we are again. The old Buddhist Zen Koans. If a tree falls in the forest and no one is there to witness it, does the tree actually fall? (That answer is yes, by the way) BUT, if a rainbow arcs in the perfect mathematical prism of bending light and no one is there to see it, does that rainbow exist? The answer is "no". "That" is real Zen.
Hence, they mysterious nature of rainbows follows on to an esoteric sense of allure. And always has, even before the mathematical explanations were deciphered in history. Every religion has undertaken mention of rainbows in their mythologies and doctrines. Only one speaks of a tree falling in the forest.
"In the beginning was the "word" . . . (sound)
These original films below of Cymatic experiments were made in the 1960's by Swiss scientist, Dr. Hans Jenny. Hans Jenny (16 August 1904, Basel - 23 June 1972, Dornach) was a physician and natural scientist who is considered the father of cymatics; the study of wave phenomena.
In 1967, Jenny published the first volume of Cymatics: The Study of Wave Phenomena. The second volume came out in 1972, the year he died. This book was a written and photographic documentation of the effects of sound vibrations on fluids, powders, and liquid paste. He concluded, "This is not an unregulated chaos; it is a dynamic but ordered pattern."
1680 : Royal society member, philosopher, architect and polymath Robert Hooke noticed nodal patterns forming as he ran a violin bow along the edge of a glass plate covered with a fine layer of flour. Hooke is better known for giving us his law of elasticity [Hooke's Law] than for his interests in cymatics. It was when Ernst Chladni repeated Hookes' experiments, publishing his findings in the book "Discoveries in the Theory of Sound"  that Cymatics began to reach a wider audience. Now it is catching on like a wave. A sine wave . . . or a "bubble"?
Dr. Hans Jenny is a little dry in his presentation here but it was then for science and information, not for hollywood, so we can allow this ignorance of pretty packaging here just long enough to see what he brought to the forefront of sciences of matter, consciousness faculties and cognitive potentials.
And now, over forty years later we are doing this below, but not much more with it. Why?
"As a man who has devoted his whole life to the most clear headed science, to the study of matter, I can tell you as a result of my research about atoms this much: There is no matter as such. All matter originates and exists only by virtue of a force which brings the particle of an atom to vibration and holds this most minute solar system of the atom together."
Max Planck - One of the founders of "quantum theory".
So why does any of this matter?
. . . because every now and then there;s just a little bit of pink.
Written by "Clare Voiyant".
Zen Dope has been warning about manipulated and pre-prepared foods for ever so long. But the new rush of information regarding how severely sick we are now becoming from eating this food is snow-balling and we have this urgent re-warning today for you about it all. Remember, the rule of thumb is: "If you are hearing about it from Main Stream Media, it is already Ten Years Old." In other words, the perpetraters have already done the dirty deed and escaped, leaving you with no recourse and alot of "damage". Zen Dopes' point is that we need note here that it is getting worse and truly in leaps and bounds. The damages can sometimes be repaired or at least amended if caught soon enough. There is still time but . . . It is harder and harder to find natural food to eat and hybrid seeds have made it more and more difficult to grow unaltered and non-manipulated foods for yourself. Truly, real food is becoming dangerously scarce.
Most people become overwhelmed with the chase to find food that is healthy and correct for their needs to begin with. The increasing lack of real food and news, warnings and advisories on this has put most of us over the edge and we throw up our hands and quit. I am one of them. It's too much, and we don't have this kind of time nor scrutiny to dedicate to eating. So, Zen Dope will give a simple formula that fits all past, present and hopefully future threats of the increasing health maladies aquired from eating modern day food. We have enough on our plates in life, without this too.
Beyond the sneaky behavior of food industries are even more secrets of an even darker nature in the market place today. Genetic manipulation and hybridization of common foods have caught many by surprise. Most people are beginning to realize that pre-prepared foods and additives as well as enhancers, addictives and preservatives have polluted the world's foods with true poisons. But when you try to protect your health and buy non pre-prepared foods and go to the trouble in our fast and convenient society to prepare all foods yourself and then find that raw fresh potatoes are loaded with poison, you have to stand up and ask what is happening in the food and beverage industry at large. Genetically manipulated seeds and resulting foods now have pesticides built in. At the grocery store, which apples and oranges are these? Is there a food left that is untouched?
SEVEN FOODS SO UNSAFE THAT FARMERS WILL NOT EAT THEM
When my children were very young, I was exceptionally careful with food because I was already informed of food manipulations at a young age and thought I was really on top of things in a society of highly deceptive advertizing. I had an edge! Ha! Out of the seven foods listed above, I completely avoided canned tomatoes and other acidic preservative and sodium saturated canned foods, no beef at all, no bovine milk, no salmon. Occassionally we had microwave popcorn with movies and plenty of potatoes and apples.
I thought apples and potatoes were very healthy foods, who could wreck a potato, right? My control over ANY of it regularly deteriorated when the influences from neighbors, teachers and schools brought my children home asking and pleading for foods I did not give them. Rice milk was eventually completely ignored in the refridgerator all together.
Of course "candy" was allowed and handed out at school freely, when several years later my child was diagnosed with borderline hypoglycemia and should have never eaten this freely handed out candy at school. Her grades showed this blood sugar rise and drop during school hours and she struggled immensely with cravings for candy, regardless of the natural sugars I provided for her. Wouldn't you crave sugars if you had hypoglycemia? How could you not?
For over fifteen years now, everyone knows about fast foods, the "Almost Foods", as I used to call them.
Sadly, all I can claim after all my efforts for so many years is that my children "know" and had about half of the poisons that others had been eating at that time so many years ago. I worked a full garden every year for the family table, I went out of my way to fight against modified foods and was completely over-thrown by the norms of society. Leaving Family, School, Friends etc. to escape the pressure was out of the question at the time. When you are young mothers and fathers, you simply do not have the courage to go against main-stream family and societal pressures when your children look up at you with hurt and embarrassment in their eyes when you say "No, we do not eat that".
To this very day I ache with regret as I watch the diets of my grown young adult children as they continue to go through these same deceptions about food and how hard they try to think "healthy" and take care of their bodies. I certainly feel I have failed. But now, I have more courage against social peers as I watch so many of them now sick and falling to illness regularly and fighting desparately for their health. So easily deceived are we who are locked into social limited consciousness systems. Is it too late for us? Maybe, but I would not bring this to you if I did not have at least one antidote.
The fastest way to illustrate what an "antidote" is when faced with something that has already been damaged and prevention is no longer possible is this type of allegory, "If you have mistakenly loaded all your heavy stones to one side of your row boat and you are sinking because of it, rearrange the stones!" In other words, "prevention" is a dismal probability in this particular case of consuming poisoned foods for fifty plus years that has been on your plate. "Prevention" now can only be used to prevent further damage and certainly should be used as the first move in your sinking row boat. Throw out the fast heavy poisons immediately! Then replace the heaviest remaining stones and with lighter ones and then move them around the boat evenly by following the usual advice: "Safest choices in alcohol and drugs, main meal food choices, physical exercise regimes, appropriate vitamin choices, toothpastes and product choices". ALL THESE USUAL RECCOMENDATIONS WILL STALL YOUR SINK IN A SEVERELY DAMAGED BOAT . . . temporarily.
You can stay almost afloat like this for some time and may actually see some improvement in your health. But it won't last unless you really take the tiger by the tail and get rid of all the poisons in your life without reserve and can we?. No, not anymore. Even then, the damages already rendered to the boat are often not repairable. The "BOAT" is your life vehicle, your body, your ride! You have to give it real food, "correct fuel" for it to perform. If you car runs specifically on gasoline and you put an imitation fuel that has altered and missing componants of gasoline into your car because the salesman tells you it works just as good as gasoline, you are more than likely going to have car trouble. In fact, you may, depending on what the imitation gasoline is made of, eventually damage or completely ruin the motor. You must put into your body, the fuel it was designed to burn, not cheap imitations.
If you can not buy real food anymore, if it is very difficult to even grow real food anymore, then you have to accept this as reality and move into life with fake nutrition and killer food. This is the reality of it, the "truth". Let the old cornicopia paradigms and idealologies go, they're dead and gone. People cringe and glare at me when I state that "it is a very bad world, not a good world at all", as if I did all this or I like any of this! I didn't and I don't, I just noticed right off. Counteracting the effects and actions of killer foods is where we are now. I am not going to saccharin coat any of this for anyone. You can't stop eating! And no one is going to tell you the truth about what you ARE eating. So, let's look at what counteraction does for us.
counteract — vb - to oppose, neutralize, or mitigate the effects of by contrary action; check. (Synonyms: neutralize, counterbalance, contravene, thwart)
Counteracting the poisoning process to the body by common foods:
1. Presume that everything you are eating today is loaded will pollutants to the body, preservatives, insecticides, synthesized molecules, taste, smell and color enhancers as well as known addictives. Everything! Remember, Cheetos are actually grey in color and have no delicious scent. Understand that you are not obsessing nor exaggerating this in any way, it is blatant, urgent and very real. Possibly you have a superhuman immune system, it surely seems like a few do, but if this is not you, then listen up.
2. Besides undertaking the obvious, eating fresh and non pre-prepared foods as much as humanly possible, begin to add the antidotes and counter-balancers to the body that fight the effects of the poisons you are eating. (This is a heavy and overwhelming science, so we will keep it simple here for a simplier task.)
Let's change the behavior of the of the stones in the boat. We are going to keep the stones, of course, we must keep eating this stuff and real food is scarce so we have body pollutants that are weighing us down continually weighing in, but we are going to float these stones on the water outside the boat on rubber rafts. This takes the weight off of the sinking boat and allows us to move on to repairing what can be repaired of our damaged life vehicle. These stones are the poisons and pollutants in our lives that we can no longer remove or avoid and they are tethered to our life boat as bi-products and residuals of common foods and other menacing products. In our little visual row boat illustration we are going to put a distance between the body physical and the deadly properties of modern day foods.
3. The most potent, speedy and effective antidotes to most of these pollutants are as follows;
NAC (N- Acetyl-Cysteine)
There surely are a few more and a rare few to be sure, such as replacing all cooking oils with coconut oil or cold pressed seseme oils, such as fast acting cold, flu and infection remedies like Zinc, Echinecea, Capsium, such as regular consumption of foods that are in greater value FOR the body than AGAINST the body, regardless of their manipulation. There are a few more things you can use effectively as antidotes and counter-balancers against this food poison wave we are drowning in, but they are a mighty few and using only the three named above will counteract in such great measure that I will focus on only these three in order to make this "doable" for everyone.
I personally take it in geletin capsules, on a full stomach and eat raw carrots to neutralize the stomach acids that can cause heartburn. When you become accustomed to taking this amount regularly, you will no longer need the carrots. Carrot juice for children and half the dosage per day. People can decide the dosages for themselves. NOT for babies, ok? You see, Capsium has all of the "action" of an antibiotic.
Cayenne perfroms in a different manner with the exact same result as an antibiotic and WITHOUT the pollutants in our designer pharmacueticals. Taking a shy level teaspoon of fresh cayenne pepper a day, however you can manage it, will counteract most of the pollutants we are ingesting in imitation foods, GMO's and pharmacueticals. Not all of them, some have stubborn binders, but MANY of them. If your body is fairly cleansed and you have taken measures to cleanse it or have been taking Cayenne Pepper regularly for some time, cut your daily dosage down a bit into a regular regime. You do not need as much as someone who is all gummed up from build up pollutants in the blood.
This is no sissy spice people. Cayenne is the only full volume natural antibiotic I have yet to find viable. Get it in bulk, fresh ground in Health Food Stores. Cayenne cleans out the arteries of all those cloggers and gunk, increasing blood and heart health immensely. Now, you are floating about half of those stones that are tethered to your life vehicle, your "row boat", OUTSIDE the vehicle and they can not weight you down with illness while still being your cargo as "fuel" since no better fuel is now available. "Real" food is scarce.
NAC (N-Acetyl-Cysteine) (amino acid) . . . Alcohol is liver poison, pure. If you drink, you need this. All Pharmacuetical Pain relievers and Over-The-Counter pain relievers contain mostlt Acetaminophen. "Acetaminophen" is something we all take frequently , since we are nearly always sick and in pain. Acetaminophen toxicity is the most common cause of hepatic failure requiring liver transplantation in Great Britain. In the United States, APAP toxicity has replaced viral hepatitis as the most common cause of acute hepatic failure and is the second most common cause of liver failure requiring transplantation.
PSYLLIUM (purest and most effective FIBER) Sure, sure, we have all been told about eating fiber and prunes and bran to sweep clean our digestive systems of corrosions and clots of rotting foods that do not move through the system naturally with ease, right? Well, what can I say? Here it is again, LOUDER! Move that junk out of your intestines! Get it outta there! It will kill you if you don't. Most fibers that we are sold and pushed hard to invest in do nearly 1/8 of the job needed done. Further, these weak fiber products have fillers and additives as well. This is fact. Psyllium does the entire job. Daily. Daily with your regular dose of poison foods and pharmaceuticals. Daily.
COUNTERACTION; What we have done with counteraction is to have designed an antidote that will interfere and check these poisons. We have put some distance between the killers and the target. That distance is "Time". We disallow the poisons residence long enough to damage the body, or at least we have greatly reduced the damage they can do by kicking them out as fast as we can.
If a pollutant is floating along in the bloodstream with Cayenne Pepper chasing it at a rush to burn it out, the pollutant has little time to inflict damage before it is arrested. This poison is actually floating on the Cayenne during this battle whilst the Cayenne attacks it holding it at a distance from injury potentials in the blood. It's deadly deed is suspended and residues even cleaned up after its suspension and eventual death, not a trace of pollutant left. Most antibiotics will do this but leave their own residue and pollutants in their wake . . . in the bloodstream. Just sitting there, being a poison to the arteries and blood health.
If you are going to continue to eat the worst foods, the most polluted foods, the most deadly foods, this will not do as much for you as if you were to curb the weight of threat away from your life boat, but it will still help immensely. If you DO take serious consideration about the foods you eat and watch carefully to stay away from the worst villians, this "distance" and these "counteractions" will regift your body with MUCH better if not "GOOD" health . . . and that is not to say that you will not still have to address the mending of the damage already incurred, you will. Do it in this way, as naturally as possible and with eclectic genius, such as suspending the poisons at a distance from the body, when you can NOT keep it out of the body completely. It is a shift of thinking required in this modern lifestyle we are racing around in together.
Of the myriad of poisons we ingest daily, here is a brief list of the most common and most researched, they will always be in very small impossible-to-read listings at the very end of the ingredients column on labeling. Often you will truly need a magnifying glass to read them. No joke.
LIST IS HERE: http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/about-our-products/quality-standards/unacceptable-ingredients-food
For more information on the Medical Society and the FDA and associated industries and the manupulation of global food, the reasons and methods, go to "THE DOPE" section of Zen Dope Magazine and read "Spoon Fed" and "Billion Dollar Diseases". You see, nothing on the above list is food. Everything on the above list is poison. Why?
Written by Art Major, Polly Gonne and Swan Dive
Here listed are the traditional meanings of usage with Zen Stones in Zen Gardens
that can be commonly found in lore, and records pertaining.
Each rock shape and formation has a different name and is represented by one of the five elements
Kikyaku are reclining rocks that are placed in a Zen garden to represent the earth. This stone is often known as a root stone and is placed in the foreground to bring harmony to the garden.
Shigyo represents the fire element. When placed in a Zen garden, Shigyo stones are called branching stones. Shigyo stones arch and branch out, the way a fire looks. They are placed next to other shapes in a Zen garden.
Shintai stones are horizontal and flat. Shintai stones represent water in a Zen garden, and also represent the mind and the body. These stones harmonize rock groupings.
Taido represents wood. These stones are vertical and tall. The stones act as high trees in the garden and are also known as body stones. Taido stones are put into the back of other rock groupings, much like a forest is the background to other scenery.
Reisho stones represent metal. These stones are vertical and low to the ground. Reisho stones are considered firm and steady, much like metal is. When placed in a Zen garden, Reisho stones are often put with tall, vertical stones such as Taido. Reisho stones are also known as soul stones.
Zen stones are placed in Zen gardens to represent various elements of life and that is still holding true to this day as it is still widely enjoyed as such. Stones are natural and reflect the balance between man-made structures and nature and this too, is still implied for usage. Zen stones represent what ever you want, in the long run, but are used in Zen primarily for weighting and anchoring, gracefully and naturally according with the physics of material earth.
Stone has many meanings in and of itself; stability, heavy weight, usable material, solid, and gives way to sculptures, statues and art quite easily upon the eye. I once created a vegetable garden and used all flat smooth round stones to make the plot labels with "tomoato", "broccoli", "onion" etc as well as in my flower garden, laying them in with the names painted on such as "peace", "dream", "serene". etc. The idea was to weight these concepts naturally into my flower garden as ambience and reminders to open to the power of flowers and gardens and how they can make you feel naturally. In the vegetable garden, the concept was to weight the presence of these plants into the earth and my own consciousness to forward their potency and alignment to my
I had little time to spend freely in my gardens to nurture them at that time, so I put myself into them in this way, and was reminded of this intention to send energy to my intentions whenever I glanced at them while working in those gardens. This is called a "transference of consciousness" and it is "alive" consciousness. You actually place your consciousness into an object, much like is common with talismans and crystals, with the intention and weight of your consciousness to warm that object to your thought weight
alignment. Fairly simple consciousness feat really and this is the fuller concept of Zen Stones. The idea of Zen Stones is quite "old" and on a collective level is a warm concept already while we subconsciously or consciously pluck these representations from the metaphysical spheres of higher consciousness and use them, warming them further and more personally for our own uses and meanings. You could even go so far to say that "Zen Stones" are "hot" right now in this allegorical representation and therefore currently quite popular.
This "warm" ideal" is almost immediately felt when you hear the name and see the stones, without having to be told much about them. They are layered with centuries of implications of favored usage for contemplation and reflection. Trite and childish to some but for others who are accustomed to "warming" their environments to their own consciousness, Zen Stones are a small and delighfully simple "catch" of energized consciousness tools and treasures.
As far as the elemental representations go, we now know there are certainly more than five
"basic" earthly elements such as plasma, light and ether, just to name a few. We now believe there are as many as twelve and we explore deeper and higher into the planetary physics, such as the quantum and the astral.
Well and beyond the traditional meanings of Zen Stones, modern day has loosened up the binding concepts to rules of usage of these calm simple works of natural art in arrays and compositions anywhere in the home, garden and work place to represent anything you like or nothing at all; "stillness in action". Usually without labeling, as in my outdoor gardens, the meanings are therein modern creative use only for you. I have several in a decor setting that mean nothing at all but simple clean empty weight in shape. This means alot to the adepts of course, so you might now see how subjective the stones can be as well as how plain or how complex. This is an undertone of Zen Mind and is represented in the "plain heavy stone", still weighted, but with nothing of issue or interest. Beautiful. See?
Here is where UPPER and HIGH somehow do not mean the same thing
. . . when they most should.
American Heratage Dictionay: high-class ADJECTIVE Of superior quality; first-class.
The upper class in old societies is the social class composed of the wealthiest members of society, who also wield the greatest political power. The upper class is generally contained within the wealthiest 1-2% of the population,and is distinguished by immense wealth (in the form of estates) which is passed from generation to generation. The term is often used in conjunction with the terms "middle class" and "lower class" as part of a tripartite model of social stratification. This does not, however, define their state of "class". Much more often than not, they tend to have less "class" than the so-called social lower classes. This is our world, where terms often are used to mean something completely different than the implied definition of a word. In this case, often the total opposite.
Most so-called upper class citizens have the least class in regards to manners, consideration, ediquette, ethics, mental and moral hygeine. That is not to say that you will find most of the lower classes in the same mental and physical shape (low) as well but "UPPER" class should mean the same as "HIGH" class and is often associated as the same thing when it most certainly is not. A "class" of people should not refer to the amount of money they have. This should not be considered as a factor for "classy" individuals. In fact, in this world of over consumption and excess in nearly everything contributing to the ruin of the environment, too much money should be seen as a lower class mentality. A class of a mind set that does not care about the environment, injury to others, beauty, wholesome food and air, litter, pollution etc. is the more of a rogue mind, a scavenger type in behavior and a slob in respective personal responsibility. It is past time to correct and mend the "class" implications and requirments for UPPER class in this society. This change is well under way and taking hold in more conscientious circles already. Being "nice" in public is one of the first requirements for a citizen of "class". Then respectively, stewardship of the home planet, care and treatment of the customs and languages, treatment to other inhabitants, physical and mental hygene, caution or care ( i.e. "minimalism as an example of an earth damages footprint" ) to the planet itself. If I came to visit this planet and believed that the UPPER class is as good as it gets, what do YOU think my report on "Earth Civilization" would be? Right!
Possibly you are thinking that enforcing HIGH CLASS in a true sense amongst the rich and politically powerful would be the answer but apparently this is not genetically possible and must be ruled out.
Studies have linked the hormones oxytocin and vasopressin to the way people treat each other, especially in close relationships. Scientists already know oxytocin promotes maternal behaviour, with people exposed to the hormone in lab experiments demonstrating greater sociability. Researchers at the University of Buffalo and the University of California in the United States wanted to apply these previous findings to a larger scale to see if these chemicals promote other forms of nice behaviour, such as giving money to charity, environmental stewardship, appropriate clean language and so on.
The "nice" hormones work by binding people's cells through receptors. Certain genes determine how receptive people are to these hormones. As part of the study, participants were asked questions about their attitudes toward civic duty, such as whether people have a moral duty to report a crime, other people and whether the world is generally a good or bad place, and about their charitable activities, like giving blood or going to PTA meetings. Of those surveyed, 711 people provided a sample of saliva for DNA analysis, that showed what form they had of the oxytocin and vasopressin receptors. Results, published in the journal of Psychological Science, showed people having "nice" versions of the genes, which when combined with the subjects' views on the world, made them more likely to help others. "Specifically, study participants who found the world more threatening were less likely to help others - unless they had versions of the receptor genes that are generally associated with niceness.
"The fact that the genes predicted behaviour only in combination with people's experiences and feelings about the world isn't surprising because most connections between DNA and social behavior are that complex. So, what about the rich and famous people, those born with the silver spoons in their mouths or those nurtured and cared for in a loving and healthy manner in their lives who are not nice people? No, you can not make them be nice, it is now believed, unless they truly already are. So, HIGH CLASS that should be UPPER CLASS should have "criteria" of which to qualify an individual from any walk of life, to be eligible in order to lift and maintain the UPPER CLASS to HIGH CLASS.
So, correcting the UPPER CLASS misnomer in society requires a change in the requirements for UPPER CLASS to change from a monetary value to a behavioral value. It's out there. It is being discussed regularly amongst aspirants of future causes. This is what UPPER CLASS should have ALWAYS meant in society, "HIGH CLASS". So, let's just do it! Name it as it is!
You may or may not remember sex education in school. Well, things have changed since then. The only gender symbols used to be venus and mars, representing female and male human. These symbols taken from pre-astrology were popularized again in the seventies. Not long after came the noted novel, "Woman are from Venus, Men are from Mars", demonstrating the acute differences in and between the female and the male consciousness. Nearly everyone has heard of the book today and many have read it.
There was a time when no one had heard of a "swastica", because it had not been invented for Nazi usage and had not been globally popularized yet because we did not have the "media". This is the same thing. Sexual orientation and the respective societal media symbols has blown wide open and although many may not want it, it is a rapidly growing part of our common everyday society. The sexual revolution is over they say, and everyone is going home happy now. I do not believe this is the case. If you are disturbed by this last thirty year rush of radical cultural changes in the sexual revolution then hold on to your seats.
Those of you still in school or under thirty years of age might want to realize that in twenty years you may be surprised at how your world, the world you are presently adjusted to and comfortable with today, might radically change in a few short years and knock YOU for a loop. I can guarentee, it will happen to you too. So listen up and learn a thing or two about your own future, a future that may shock and disturb you as much as the sexual revolution culture of today has disturbed so many others. It doesn't stop here, you know, nothing ever just stops when it gets this much attention. Loss of control over the situation in the last thirty years has guarenteed your future, the future of the young, already. You are just the first of the generations to openly live with it as rights of law and the last to commonly know that it has not always been this way. You are also the last generation to have any sexual privacy at all.
The new sexual orientation symbols being formed today along with the those formed over the last thrity years are becoming too many to follow now in this year 2012. They began with just two, as mentioned, then the homosexual wave came in and wanted public attention for the sake of equal rights by government. The governemnt awarded what they did and turned a blind eye most of the time and is still held in lengthy court schedules over it, even after Proposition 8 was successful. But new and expanding gender orientations to the sexual modus of human life rushed right past all of them in the meantime. I believe that both the petitioners and the juries were so preoccupied that not a one of them saw the growing snowball that was gaining momentum and bearing down on them whilst they rallied and debated in such focused media ferver.
Since everyone was flushed out of the sexuality secret closets in the last twenty years, those symbols have grown in number to many more now and there seems to be no end in sight. Here I will list the main ones but the variations on these symbols are complicating and I call all of that the "fray" for the time being. Let's take a look at the main while we look deeply into how our society has openly changed sexually whether we like it or not. If you don't like it, there are new social and mental conditions and illness terms for YOU, the hetersexual! So you had best like it, or else!
So here is the snowball; the media fueled the ferver and frenzy until the petitioners calling for their rights began committing the same crimes of equality against the very people they accused of committing crimes against themselves, the petitioners for rights. The issue is that they want EVERYONE to openly embrace all froms of sexuality and all modus of public expose' of that sexuality. You have no rights now to choose anything that does not accept everything, at least that is what the fight is for now. If you don't like something, if it literally turns your stomach and makes you ill to visualize, naturally and potently, then you are a criminal against those who do like it. This is nuts! Now no one has the right to dislike anything. Eat your spinach and like it! You eat that okra and you are forced to swallow it with a smile! Here is the new crime against people who can not like homosexuality, no matter how they try. People who do not like this sexual orientation and state it as a right to choice in their own homes, lifestyles and social mores are now ill. mentally ill.
HOMOPHOBIA: The fear, hatred, and/or discomfort with people in the LGBT community, i.e; non-heterosexual. There is also homophobia, transphobia, biphobia, heterosexism, and genderism. Nonheterosexual people can believe whatever they want, but if you can't like what THEY like, it is called a phobia. It IS NOT a phobia people. It is not a fear. It is a personal comfort zone and is healthy and normal for everybody to have bounderies and comfort zones according to their conscience and consciousness. If they are homophobiacs then you are heterophobiacs. See how silly it has become?
This is the important part: You do not have to like something or agree with something for it to become an everyday reality that you have to accept and live with and "respect". Personally I do not like any of this but I am not going to stick my head in the sand because of it. There is a presentation in the Zen Dope Magazine, "Bad Sex" and more on the mental psychology and physical health of the cultural sexual public changes that are presented here that have to do with fowl sexual language, visuals, pornography, pedophilia and other injurous sexual activities and how the continual media display of such polluted sexual activity has disgusted many people into a reactionary condition of non interest in sex at all of any kind. So I will not go into injurous psychological nature of lude and continually publicised sexual behavior in this article for there is a feature in Zen Dope Subscribers Sections that goes into it in open afront without sugar coating. Not everyone can get with the whole of the sexual revolution. We are not all the same. We are not a hive. We are not clones and robots and we can not all prefer the same vegetables. So the "good" and the "bad" of it all does not need to enter this weblog article, it is the "how" and "why" of it that needs to be addressed formally. The good and bad of anything is relative and subjective to mental and emotion states of human minds anyway, which is the main reason you can not force everyone to be the same and accept the same religion, societal sexual revolutions or vegetables.
You know, I am a very open minded person and never get into my neighbors business. I am very careful to "allow" everyone their place and keep my ideas about it all to myself. I have a reputation for being kindly, polite, respectful and for always having something nice to say to people. I treat everyone equally, I bad mouth no one and I accept that people are going to be different than myself. But when I am accused of having "homophobia" and have become a "heterosexualist" nearly overnight without doing anything but living my own life in my own preferred comfort zone and completely without having made one single judgemental comment about the over-constant hype all around me all day long in society about gay rights, it irks me. It has become reversed unfair.
The point here is that your children, your brother or sister or cousin, your eventual grandchildren or great grandchildren are already living in this understanding of sexuality in every day life. The big fight is over. They have choices. This is normal human evolution. It is not that it is "bad" it is that it is over advertized and hyped.
How many of us already know that humans having sex with animals will become legal and common someday? And someday soon too. Shocked? Why? The whole thing is running like a freight train full speed with no one at the helm. How many are paying attention? How many are all caught up in it as a "cause" and not watching around the fringes? It is unstoppable. And it is not about sex, it is about privacy and the right to be who you are without harrassment.
The main of the big sexual revolution is listed as follows for current and recent rights and public acknowledgement:
The Main Current Sexual Orientations
ASEXUAL: Anyone without sexual feelings or a sexual orientation. Many asexual individuals have deep and meaningful relationships with others exclusive of sexual intimacy. (this one is looking pretty good to me lately . . . I want out of the whole over-hyped mess )
BISEXUAL or BI: Anyone who is emotionally, physically, affectionately, and/or sexually attracted to both men and women and identifies as such is bisexual or bi. (Emotionally and affectionately?)
GAY: Any self-identified man who is emotionally, physically, affectionately, and/or sexually attracted to men and identities as a gay man. Some women also identify as gay, preferring the term to lesbian.
HETEROSEXUAL: Anyone who is emotionally, physically, affectionately, and/or sexually attracted to people of the opposite sex.
HOMOSEXUAL: Anyone who is emotionally, physically, affectionately, and/or sexually attracted to people of the same sex. (Emotionally and affectionately?)
INTERSEX: Anyone born with sexual traits (chromosomes, anatomy, or hormones) not considered "standard" for either males or females is intersex. Intersex people can be of any sexual orientation and gender identity.
LESBIAN: Any self-identified woman who is emotionally, physically, affectionately, and/or sexually attracted to women and identities as a lesbian female.
TRANSGENDER: Anyone whose gender identity (inner sense of being a woman, man, or another gender), gender expression (outward display of one’s gender identity) or behavior is different from what is traditionally associated with their biological sex and who identifies as transgender. This umbrella term may include people who have altered or wish to alter their bodies and/or self-presentation to match their gender, and people who do not wish to change their bodies but who nonetheless transgress gender boundaries in some way (for example: people with androgynous gender presentation, cross-dressers, etc.) Remember: A person who identifies as transgender can be of any sexual orientation.
TRANSSEXUAL: Anyone whose gender identity (inner sense of being a woman, man, or another gender), gender expression (outward display of one’s gender identity) or behavior is different from what is traditionally associated with their biological sex and is in the process of physically altering their sex to fit their identity. Remember: A person who identifies as transsexual can be of any sexual orientation. Along with the symbols, each group has a "Pride Flag" or banner. I will not post these here, you get the idea.
PANSEXUAL; a person who participates in (or is open to) sexual activities of many kinds.expressing or involving sexuality in many different forms or with a variety of sexual preferences.
A Few of the New Terms or Terms with New Meanings
GENDER: A sociological construct defining the collection of characteristics that are culturally associated with maleness or femaleness (i.e. masculinity and femininity). Gender is not something that you are born with; instead, it is something that you learn from others. (Again, not everyone can agree with these new psychological evaluations and terms)
GENDER ROLE: The norms of expected behavior for men and women assigned primarily on the basis of biological sex; a sociological construct which varies from culture-to-culture.
HETEROSEXISM: The individual, group, or institutional norms and behaviors resulting from the assumption that all people are heterosexual. This system of oppression assumes that heterosexuality is "natural" or superior to other sexual orientations.
LBGT; lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender.
STRAIGHT ALLY; colloquial term that describes a heterosexual person who supports equal gender civil rights, and LGBT Social Movements. Usually, a straight ally is inclusive of various diversity, and may have many gay and lesbian friends. Some organizations, such as gay-straight alliances often consist predominantly of straight ally members. (We have allies now? Does anyone need allies to go to bed with their lover?)
Below are the current main symbols and there are many more that spring from these out there.
I have listed factual and current information and data on a social change that has ALREADY happened. Some know this already depending on your age but for those who do not readily know and might think it is all going to settle down now, well . . . think again. And for those of you who are young and laughing that this is not already accepted as normal by all of the generations living on the planet, take a step back and rethink, it will happen to you too in your future. A culture shock parallel to these of your parents and grandparents will hit you in the deep psyche too. Already new sexuality alternatives are on the rise, can you guess what is next in your life time and in your face all day long in the media, on the radio, on the television, on the billboards, the internet, the t-shirts, the rallies in the park? A future that is rushing you this very moment. What? You think it's all been done already?
Think again Columbus, the world is not flat. Those of us out there, regardless of our sexual orientation, that are caring human beings can not all comfortably support the continual advertizing and airing of human individual sexuality and preferences, it should be kept in the bedroom. Why? Because if this is the new society of equality, this waving of flags and media over-saturation with the private intimate lives of people in bed does not stop, what follows suit will not be humanly pleasant. It is not a matter of sexual preference, it is a matter of privacy. Sex was wrecked as soon as we put it out there for public bashing on TV thirty years ago. Now everybody can watch people they do not know having sex in the privacy of their own living rooms. And before television? Did people do this on a mass level? Has society and humanity changed because of this? Drastically!
When assessing the speed of change and what has changed in my life time alone, not to mention my grandfathers', I can hardly cope with what you will have to deal with in yours if you are still under thirty years old today. I can see the potential future curves, and I don't want to wittness them. We have given every last dignity to monster media to bash, twist, gore and humiliate us with. Now they have it all. They know every secret.
I do not presume to know what the optimum directions of evolution for humanity should be. I do not presume that everyone is going to wish like I do. I do not contend where so many are satisfied and I do not imply that anyone is wrong in their intimate secrets. But I DO know when privacy limits have been crossed . . . You have gone too far. Heterosexuals, bisexuals and everyone else is rallying about and putting everyones sexuality out there in the open to be viewed, studied, monitored, debated, illustrated, propagandized and insulted. So there are those of us, heterosexual, bisexual and other who do not openly participate in this revolution. We are very private people and do not care for the unasked for help and publicity. We do not care for the insults and the forcings to include us in and we have our rights too. But, at the same time, we can still be aware of the changes and evolutionary tides around us and take heed and warning by watching how this has been handled and of the new revolutions coming down the path. Personally, I am waiting for the new revolutions in humanity that make sex and all it's glory and issues passe'. I often wonder when we will stop acting like we just discovered sex and genitals yesterday. It remains an unhealthy obsession completely out of balance with "soul" or "life" in the bigger scope and perspective. It is a primary, natural and common facet of human life that now dominates every aspect of "being". It seems the only thing that can compete for this popularity of sexual bodily obsessions is flatulence. We really need to grow up. The real gold in a world such as this is privacy and the right to exercise it.
Just wait . . . until electronic telepathy is more openly exposed and really gets going in the common populations along with a few other borderless and seamless technoligical inventions. Then choice and privacy is something you will only faintly remember and your children will never know of. Further, your children will laugh at you and call you an old fuddy duddy and ignorant because the media will support these choices as something everyone should see and hear about every day all day and promote as "public" hive mind normalcies. Sexual orientation choice will not exist at all and neither will the choice to have sex or to not have sex You let the monster in the bedroom.
Be careful with your personal choices, guard them like wealth in these current times and fight for your rights to privacy, not for "flags" to wave at others and say look at me. I say, "Relax, do whatever you want to do but put away the flags and addiction to media attention that fuels and supports dissention amongst each other". You have no idea what is coming if you don't quiet down and keep your personal life to yourself. Nobody wants to see it anyway. We have opened the bedroom door to the media monster and have left it wide open for a long time. Now we will not be able to close it again. Again, none of this is about sex, it is all about privacy. We are giving away all permissions. You think this is nuts? You think that exposing anyone and everyones' personal body knowledge and sexual privacy is all in good conscience within societal openess? No danger here? Give me a call in about ten years and apologize when you are diagnosed with "zoophobia" and put on medications and registered into therapy to help with your mental illness. Keep your rights to choose your moral character and the conscience you stand on and leave others to do the same without recruiting allies or creating the new religious wars out of common sexuality and personal private preferences.
In the meantime, here is the rest of the Sex Education Update Class for those left in the dust who may have been busy with other things over the last few years besides nosing into the bedrooms of others. . . . Oh yes, I suppose I should mention to those who are becoming offended that you might be deciding now that I am purely heterosexual by the likes of this article, well, you are not going to know because if I am not sleeping with you so it is none of your business and I do not crave to know your sexual activity behavior either. I portend here that the most of Zen Dope readers are not the type to be offended by disclosure of media faults and a fence for rights of privacy, but you just never know these days.
The symbols below are arriving or "coming out".
These symbols below are forming, quiet or still in the "closet"
I regret that I can not comment more on the last of these newly forming classifications of human sexual orientations until the technologies behind them are openly disclosed or until we see what will become blatantly legal and what will hide in the shadows. But I can suggest, that if you do some research into this yourself, you will find hints at the next wave of human sexual diversity and coming technologies and discoveries that are already being used and invented today as well as some truly unhealthy turns and twists. Not all of it is unhealthy, much of it is simply choice and evolutionary morphing with technology and and some of it harms no one. Cybersex, for instance is not new, but it is advancing and changing swiftly into more than just pixel sex. What is "harm" has become a blurred concept in society and will only get more hazy as time goes on as long as media feeding frenzies rule the consciousness conditioning of the human race. Regardless of how harmless it may be, any or all of these coming societal human sexuality changes that take away your privacy, should be a concern. Possibly, it is already too late for that concern.
P.S. Oh I hear you. You think this post was terribly long. Hey, I only post once a year. Take several days to read it then. Pretend it is a phamplet.
by DAISY CHANE
One of the best books I almost read. I began it several years ago and never fully finished it because the "rest of the story" was so obvious, at least in my application of it. Surprisingly few people ever consider "quitting" an art and powerful tool in the navigation of their life as well as their every day choices. I have always had the "quit" card tucked discretely in my back pocket but this quaint little book really exposed the internal workings of my strategies in life when it comes to quitting. I still have this book and it is still lying around my office within reach. I only have to see the cover to remember all the times I have pulled out my trump card from my back pocket and walked away clean in several of a number of predicaments in this world. "The Art of Quitting" by Evan Harris. BIG Zen!
"Boundaries" have always been a big deal with me and with many other people that I have found to be of integrity in business or in personal situations. I truly had no choice in the end but to quit when someone or something crossed my boundaries and pushed me into discomfort enough to go against my grain. I never considered choosing to stay or continuing in these situations. There have been times, however, when I consciously chose to endure a situation for whatever benefit I wanted from it.
THESE are the snags and snares that get us all caught up in places where we don't want to be with people we do not want to be with doing things we do not want to do. Whatever those situations may be, jobs for money and survival, marriages for love greater than sufferage or people for the functions they fulfill that you can not fulfill, there comes a time, and frequently, that "enough is enough".
I "schedule" my endurences and weigh them out according to gain for pain in most undesired situations. "IF" I can find no other way to achieve the goal at hand, I will endure whatever I have to to achieve that goal "IF" that goal is that important to me. How important is it really, is the first real consideration to lay out on the table and scrutinize. Maybe it isn't as important as peace of mind or comfort in being. Usually it isn't. But then we would rarely achieve our goals should we constantly quit any uncomfortable situation.
The pro's and con's can be confusing and the weight of the need against the weight of the price even more confusing. EXCEPT that what really happens when you quit, what really takes over your mind is something that completely exhilarates your heart once you are free. Mental or emotional enslavement to a job, a marriage, a religion, a neighborhood, a social niche or an obnoxious person, whatever it is, when freed, produces a released consciousness that springs up as state of mind is like no other. Once in this state of mind, everything looks clearer. You find that you are somehow "refreshed" and lighter, optimistic and expanded in new solutions and ideas for achieving that goal some other way. True genius springs from these moments of release. The most impressive aspect of it all is that you are "unblinded" for a time and can see better ways, easier methods and a plethora of inventions and strategies that had not crossed your mind while you were chained to the uncomfortable choice and commitment that was holding you down.
There is a clear and obvious reason for this, once you free yourself of the thinking patterns and narrow allowances that your situation demanded and had restricted to you. If people know they have to stay inside a box, even if it is by their own choice, they will block and ignore any temptation to get out of that box from entering their minds. They often will go to laborious lengths to create mantras that they repeat to themselves to insure that they program and enforce their choice to stay inside the box. I too will do this in circumstances where I know I have to endure something for a limited time, such as pain from a surgery, fatigue from a day of over-scheduling or a meeting with someone I do not like in order to get on with my own business of staying in my box. BUT these are all temporary impositions and I know in the back of my mind that I have that "quit card" in my pocket and that I am going to use it when I get through with the temporary commitment.
So, am I saying that as long as it is a short term situation, a temporary commitment, a quick meeting once a month, that it should be tolerated? No, I am suggesting that even these temporary choices are holding back the genius, the clarity of refreshed ideas and solutions that are blocked out by choosing to stay in a box of mental limitations with mantras etc. to endure something for as long as you can because you have no other choice. The only REAL reason you have no other choice is because YOU have decided that you will not allow any other choice. It is absolutely incredible to look back after you have quit and see how much time you wasted in the box when an easier way of it was an option all along. How many times have you heard someone speak of this?
This is not to say that quitting and moving on does not bring a sudden drop in mental functionality and security status quo and can immediately create a new kind of discomfort, as we all know. But the Zen of this is to take a walk, elevate the mind, float the problems in front of you and let it all realign and then forget about it for a day or three. Yes, private critical analysis is something we are not openly encouraged to do when it comes to the "systems" we live by in our lives. I used to call myself a "systems analyst" but could not use the title because this only meant a computer system analyst in the current usage of language, as if these were the only systems in the world. Religion is a system, fiat and monetary rules are a system, government is a system, fashion and style is a system, cultural eating habits and methods of cooking are a system. Nearly everything is a taught pre-designed system when you break it all down.
MOST of these are not good systems and many are designed to be dysfunctional systems from the start, but that is another story. You do not have to use any of them if you do not want to. So when you revise the systems you are using in your life, possibly changing them altogether to better suit your REAL needs, options spring from everywhere. THIS is outside the box. When we stay inside the box, even by a knowing choice, we stay in the limited conceptual systems of that box because nothing else will work inside that system but that system's pre-designed components. You see, when you get real good at this, you can actually use pieces of various systems in your life to create a new system that works much better for you. In other words, you can use these systems in a way that they are no longer using you to achieve their goals. But you can not do this inside their boxes. THAT is why it is a box, to keep you in and do what someone else tells you to do for largely their benefit and but a "little bit" for your benefit.
The "quit card" or the "trump card" is how you make it all happen. Yes, you have to master the art of using it timely and sometimes delicately but the "delete" button in your life is just as important as any other button. If you are a person that wants mental freedom, higher consciousness, smarter thoughts, this button should be used quite often, even regularly, if only but to take out the trash and dysfunctional systems in your life.
I , too, am one of those people, one of those "there is a light at the end of this tunnel" thinkers in everyday life. But I have learned that the "quit card" is well within fast reach and there is a temporary comfort in that as there is for anybody who has his trump card ready to go. It truly does "trump". You truly do win your freedom and they lose your slavery and what comes out of this shift can be pure gold.
Regardless of that small empty comfort in my back pocket, I have to recall and admit that the most brilliant changes I have made in my life have ALL come from that moment of release, that day of freedom when I simply just up-ed and quit something that I could no longer justify as healthy in my life. Insights into everything I was doing and how I was doing it was crystal clear and the weight of the gain measured against the weight of the pain became undeniably obvious. NO PAIN is the goal. So if I am not living in gain with no pain (I did not say no work and effort, I said no "pain") then I am not using my head. Because it can be done. I have proven it to myself several times over, it can be done.
Why slip back into dysfunctional situations and system games again anyway? It happens. Why go back again if life is so great when you get out of it all? Truthfully, it is the fear of people that would harm me by way of reputation for being so different and free. Don't you have that threat too? People who can harm your reputation with slander and lies, people who can bang on your door and insist that you owe them your time and attention, people who will complain in your face for doing things different and showing everyone else up? Yes, you do. We all do in this social disfuntional system. So it is fear of these harmful people, often loved ones, that forces me back into a box to prove that I am boxed just like they are and am no threat to them and can pose no more for curiosity and criticism.
Well . . . . haha . . . even this can be mastered. It takes a lot of courage to face off with these people and it takes even more to not insult them in the process and make things worse. No one ever said that life on planet earth was anything more than a game of survival. Physical, mental, emotional and spiritual survival. So, we rally back and re-position to take another run at it with more skills and experiences, a little closer to the mark, with the all powerful tool still in our back pockets, "The Art of Quitting" and we win it every time.
So enough for the reasons of returning to the box, there are many that can apply. The point is, the "quit" card is your ticket out when you have had enough, in this strapped and suffocating modern society of rules and regulations. Just look at it, it is pure power. Even a scary power when mastered to perfection. But it is a power card in the deck that you own.
I will leave you with some quitting techniques to think about from this book and you probably will not have to read it either to understand the reminders and messages in it. Buy it anyway, just to carry it around to keep you on top of your game. These techniques say it all. Happy quitting! (Is there any other kind?)
The Art of Quitting
personal note: This simple little humorous book has been so personally important and vital to me that it is kept nearby at all times on my desk or espresso area. This is not conscious. There is an unconscious need to have it around me. The cover has yellowed, there are small coffee splatter stains on the corners and it never has a designated "place" to put away. After seven years in my possession, it "floats" around my office to this very day. I have written the blog article on "The Art of Quitting" in a very light and shallow context but I cannot emphasize enough how crucial this commonly discouraged option in life is to human masteries and achievements of all kinds.
Compiled from several public artistic renderings by various novice and professional internet artists ( listed below), and in honor of my favorite Bruce Lee quote "Be Water My Friend", I present a Zen Dope Magazine teaser as well as a Zen Dope News Report and introduction to the artists that I consider to be of higher zen quality in their presentations and various works of unusual eclectic skill.
Modern Zen News of the arts of the future of evolved mind reports in this video below. These are painstaking and conscientious individuals. Rare. Look around you, how many individuals like these do you have in your immediate company every day? So what does that tell us about our "preferred" environment? Or . . . maybe we never noticed until now.
Bruce Lee "Be Water My Friend"
. . . and of course, there is nothing I love more than "water".
First, a novice graphics renderer using Blender, a rather private person calling him or herself "89013344" created the human head shadow play piece, of which I thought was emotive and quite lovely. He or she can be found here http://www.youtube.com/user/89013344/feed?filter=2
Secondly, a very professional graphics and unusual artistic man who created the water wall clip throughout most of this demo as well as several aquatic pieces in filmography as a director, Daniel Askill here http://www.danielaskill.com who works with digital waterfalls and waterwalls. I have seen many of his works and they are truly astounding and cutting edge. Please look into the piece named "We have decided not to die." A zen must!
Others of great skill and talent are Aquifina Crown Water Splash by BOOMTOWN Productions here http://www.youtube.com/user/BOOMTOWNProductions
Bacardi with the water spash graphics by Igor Shumilov, here http://www.youtube.com/user/IgorShumilov
RealFlow Splash by Brandon Young here http://www.youtube.com/user/brandoncyoung
Particle test by enslaver here (many beautiful graphic animations here) http://www.youtube.com/user/enslaver
Water high speed photography by gajimerson here http://www.youtube.com/user/gajimerson
Water on Black by Biwalmage here http://www.youtube.com/user/BiwaImages
photos from google aned yahoo images
The eye, of course if "free usage" from "iphone" and the music is "Lamb" with their cut titled "Five".