Sometimes I’ve had conversations with Dude that I completely forgot about. Here’s another one that I dug up and have transcribed for the Dude book.
I’m realising as I’m going through all these conversations, trying to decide what should go in the book, that there are all these things I would like Dude to clarify, that I’d like to understand in greater detail. A while back I thought maybe I’d have a separate book based on my own questions for Dude. But I’ve canned that idea and will be trying to integrate my own conversations into the one book. It’s worth noting that initially I had no plans of writing a book like this. So our conversations were very personal, had in the way that two people, two friends would normally talk to one another. Later, after I had decided on a book, our conversations remained the same. And so it seems to me, where I understand what Dude is often saying, others may not. And I don’t know if I need to do anything about that. As I write each conversation I’m structuring it like this – Context, Conversation, Reflections. This little extract is just the raw conversation.
You can find more on the ETs referred to here on the blog. The shape shifter race I mentioned in the footnote, is not one of the races that Dude refers to.
Enjoy ! 😉
Hey folks, just to let you know that I’ve been feeling pretty shit after my last injection but am better than I was ! I’m having a short break while I focus on the Dude book (who the hell is Dude ? See the tab !). I’m slowly trolling back through some of the conversations I’ve had with him, to see what else I can add to the book.
On another note, Some of you will remember that one of the questions for the Dude interview was about Jesus. I’ve been very reluctant to include the answer to this in the book because of the impact that could have on my life and how it may impact on others, to whom Jesus and The Resurrection are important. But after much deliberation, I’ve decided that I will keep it in. It’s one of the longest answers in the book and includes information about The Crucifixion and the life of Jesus after Crucifixion.
Meanwhile, here’s a little heads up. Jesus died in his 70’s (76 if I recall correctly ?) of a weak heart one morning while he was sitting on his bed. Not with a bang but a whimper ! What Dude has to say about Jesus may not please Christians but it doesn’t take away from the importance the man or his legacy. It just demystifies the idea of the sacrificial Lamb of God. The real sacrifice was made by his apostle John, who is apparently still alive today (see my comments about Rachel’s experience with him, Ben Abba’s book on the subject and JJ Deweys books on the subject, among others.).
Keeping me company as I write the Dude book, has been the majestic and infamous trio of SILENCE, WIND and BIRDSONG and the music of U2 and my favourite codpiece band, Manowar ! Another writers insight brought to you by Lord of the Monkey Mind !!!
Thanks to Frédéric for your ongoing support ! I dedicate the Agony and the Ecstasy of writing this book to you my friend, as you plough through the streets of Barcelona on the way to and from work and fly backwards and forwards over Europe working hard – providing for those you love ! When you’re next in Istanbul, have a beer or an ice cream for me ! Thanks, for everything ! 😉
PS. Has anyone ever worn a Codpiece ?
Here’s a fantastic talk on global power and stupidity from Australia’s best prime minister ever (1991-1996) ! Keating’s insights into global power and it’s evolution are spot on, as is his dislike of big brother America ! I agree totally with Keating, Australia needs to say, Fuck you America, we stand alone or build relationships with whoever we want ! Australia is now the hand maiden to the US and it’s corporate masters ! Hey Pine Gap !!!
Many of you will know that I don’t often talk about literature and books – one of my great loves but my life is filled with reading ! I’ll read anything, from any culture and any time ! If I didn’t have this blog, I’d probably have a serious music blog or a literature blog. Alas I have this and my lame arse music blog Silentium Musicorum https://silentiumetmusicorum.wordpress.com/ !
One of the great pleasures about reading is that we get to enjoy someone elses imagination or interpretation or record and that helps us to learn and to grow. Then at different times in our life, we have the opportunity to share what we’ve read. Right now my son is preparing for his final year exams for for his final year of high school and as a result I’ve been reading all the books he studied in English and in Literature, so that he’d have someone to talk to about them. It’s been fun sharing and exploring the same stories !
I’ve probably sold, given away or lost (in floods) more books than I currently own. But I am fortunate enough to have a small library, that provides me with great joy and stimulation. I thought every now and then I might mention some of the books in my library that I’ve found challenging in one way or another. Challenging books are usually the books I have found most rewarding. And I guess it’s my wish that whatever books I write are also challenging to readers. After all a book that challenges us, pushes us out of our comfort zone, out of familiarity and helps us to see a different perspective and in so doing expands our own perspective and perception of reality. Dull books to me are those that paint a mundane world of mediocrity in which there is no struggle, a perfect status quo and nothing to make me want more ! And believe me I’ve read plenty of dull books !
I guess like everyone else, when it comes to fiction, I love a good story, whether I can relate to it or not. I often think of the Shitometer or Lifeline that I would create with my former therapy clients when we looked back at their lives and how great stories thrash the hell out of the Lifeline and give the main characters a harder time than God gave Job ! Like Kurt Vonnegut, I believe in taking a character on a journey of updedowny ! Whenever I start a short story or map out a novel or a play, I literally map out a Lifeline and see how I can thrash the hell out of my characters !
So every now and then I’ll put together a list of challenging books that I recommend. I won’t be writing any exhaustive expose of each book. Just a brief outline. It’s up to you to follow up on anything that interest you ! Most of these books will be easy reading. None of them will be too radical. No Marquis de Sade or heavy James Joyce or weird modernists. Not that I haven’t read many of those books but they’re usually very boring. More show than substance !
So here goes.
Mark Twain – The Mysterious Stranger : Mark Twain’s final unfinishable story about the great question of suffering, in which 3 boys are guided by Satan through the suffering of local townsfolk. This story had so much potential and was written after Samuel Clemens had suffered so much loss and grief. It is a remarkable story that demonstrates how much he both loathed and loved the human race and struggled with suffering ! I resonate so much with the feelings expressed in this story.
Tim Winton – Cloudstreet : An iconic story of 2 families living in Western Australia from about 1920-1960. Written in a way that only Tim Winton can write. Breaking all the rules of mainstream fiction. A fantastic book that deserves all the accolades it has received !
Victor Hugo – Toilers of the Sea : Set in the island of Guernsey, Toilers tells the story of Gilliatt – an outcast who seeks redemption through the hand of marriage to Déruchette. But in order to win her hand, he endures countless tribulations, trying to save a shipwrecked steamer. What makes this story remarkable (like all of Hugo’s other books), is the attention to detail and the endless descriptions of the ocean, the toils, the people, the feelings, the suffering and the objects. No one describes like Hugo describes ! This book has a ‘are we there yet’ feel about it. But it’s a remarkable feat of the imagination !
Joseph Conrad – Heart of Darkness : While anchored in the mouth of the Thames River, Charles Marlow tells the story of his journey as a Steamboat Captain, into the Congo, where he comes in contact with the local people and the crazed and self absorbed Kurtz. Like Hugo, Conrad’s descriptive power is formidable and he paints a compelling image of the heart of darkness that dwells in the heart of men. If you read Heart of Darkness, you’ll have some insight into one aspect of the development of the British Empire and a sense of how the lower arms of The Architecture was driven by early industrialists, who spread their tentacles into the worlds resource rich continents.
David Garnet – Lady Into Fox/A Man in the Zoo : Two brilliant short novels by a brilliant cartographer of the human heart ! Lady into Fox tells the tragic love story of a man bereft by the loss of his darling wife (who like Kafka’s good man in Metamorphosis), has been transformed into a fox. A Man in the Zoo tells the story of what happens when a man volunteers to be a zoo exhibit.
Beowulf : An old English epic poem which tells the story of Beowulf, who coming to the aid of the great Dane King Hrothgar, tracks down and slays the dragon Grendel. A wonderfully told story that was no doubt a significant influence on JRR Tolkien !
Winston Groom – Forrest Gump / Gump & Co : If you loved Forrest Gump the movie, you’re in for a big shock if you read these two. Groom’s Gump is crazier, wilder, more outrageous and stupider than stupid is as stupid does. But this is a great story, told in perfect iconic Gump speak.
Reif Larsen – T.S. Spivet : The bizarre story of a young genius who travels from his family ranch in Montana (leaving behind his cowboy father and PhD entomologist mother) to receive a prize from the Smithsonian Institute for his bug drawings. This novel is full of strange, interesting and amusing maps and drawings and side notes, that add countless hours of reading time ! It really is a fun read !
Milan Kundera – Life is Elsewhere : A story about a young poet, his overly loving mother and his fantasies and love affairs. “His whole life had been a period of waiting in an abandoned phone booth, listening to a dead receiver. There was only one solution : to get out of the abandoned booth, as quickly as possible !”. In the late 80s-mid 90’s, Kundera was a one of a kind !
Zhang Xianliang – Getting Used to Dying : Before China was a capitalist communist country filled to the brim with riches and pollution, it was a tyrannical communist country ruled by the iron fist of Mao Zedong (1949-1976). This book tells the potent and tragic story of a Chinese writers life in Mao’s China, under the brutal regime of work, party obedience, loyalty to the the motherland, isolation, torture, separation and murder. After reading this you walk a way with a sense that the life of an intellectual in China was hell. But thank god such people survived to tell what they witnessed and experienced !
Victor Kelleher – The Beast of Heaven : The story of the Beast of Heaven as it wanders a post apocalyptic Earth, along with the gentle Gatherers, the spirits of the dead and an unfinished computer debate who may cast the final judgement. This is a story that raises questions about human responsibility and how to move forward after catastrophe.
James Joyce – A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man : Like most of Joyce’s work, this is an irritating but fascinating story about what goes on in one person’s head as they move through the world. It tells the story of Stephen Dedalus as he grows up, passing through hedonism, religiousness and atheism.
William Burroughs – Naked Lunch : Burroughs was the ultimate junky and distorted thinking man, who had a lot to say about the art of writing and living. Although I think he was better at writing, then living ! Naked Lunch is a wild hallucinogenic ride through the life of a junky, as he goes here there and everywhere. The style follows a non linear narrative and accurately portrays the inner workings of a hard core drug user. You never quite know what is plot and what is in his head !
George Orwell – Down and Out in Paris and London : The supposedly true story of Eric Blair’s life in Paris and London. This was Orwell’s first book and it is deeply confronting ! After starting with an education from Eton and life as a policeman, Blair ventured out to see Europe and become a writer. In so doing he encountered great poverty and the suffering of the human race. The seeds of 1984 begin with the experiences that Orwell maps out in this book. It is a deeply honest book that portrays squalor, filth and poverty with dignity and respect !
Robert Beck – The Naked Soul of Iceberg Slim : Like Burroughs, Beck portrayed the inner and outer life of a troubled soul. But in this case he wrote about the life of the pimp. Beck writes about life as an African American (the Black back then) in white America, where healthy opportunity is rare beast. This book is an honest portrayal of the life of a huckster/pimpster, the desperation of sex and drugs and money and the never ending fear and search for something more !
Clive Barker – Books of Blood/The Great and Secret Show/Imajica : Back in my darker days I couldn’t get enough of Barker but these days I think he’s a bit of a lost selfish pussy ! Books of Blood is 2 part collection of horror short stories, oozing with blood and terror. I think it’s the best collection of horror stories I’ve ever read ! Thinking mans horror ! The Great and Secret Show is the first book in The Art trilogy and tells the story of a seedy magical underworld where different players from both the light and dark, practice the ancient art. I really can’t remember the plot, so I’m not even going to try. The story is well told, explicit and engaging. Like all of Barkers stories, it makes you wonder if this sort of reality, really does exist (of course it doesn’t but the suspension of disbelief is helpful here !). Imajica is in my opinion, Barkers best work and really set the standard for real world style fantasy. It tells the story of a reconciliation between the 5 dominions of which Earth is one which was separated long ago. It covers a diverse range of subjects including God, sex, love, death, life and identity. It’s full of weird characters, strange places, androgyny and mixed identity. Many years ago my ex told me that there was something in this story that relates to how things are in reality. Through her travels and covert work she moved through 7 doorways to other parallel worlds. And now that I know about conjoined space I see some similarities between what she has identified and what Barker has tried to convey in this story. Whatever the case, this is a great story for those who like Earth based fantasy, that portrays a reality just out of sight.
Louis de Bernieres – The Troublesome Offspring of Cardinal Guzman : This story is set in an imaginary Latin American country with resemblances to Chile, Columbia and Uraguay. It tells the story of the extravagant Cardinal Guzman and his life in the palace as he attempts to rise above the townsfolk, while navigating his way through the corrupt military and drug trade. It’s in a style of magic realism that is both entertaining, humorous, outrageous, cynical and pushes lots of buttons !
Henry Bachau – Oedipus on the Road : This book tells the story of Oedipus as he travels from Thebes to Colonus, from exile to redemption. This is a beautiful surreal story about man and his vulnerable nature. Like Kerouac, Bachau lets the outer journey mirror the inner journey, as Oedipus searches desperately to regain his place in the world.
Christoph Ransmayr : The Last World : This is a surreal story about Cotta who goes in search of the poet Naso in Tomi on the coast of Romania. The story borrows characters and plot from Ovid’s Metamorphoses to tell a truly beautiful story. I loved this book when I read it in the early 90’s and it helped me to learn how to write in simple surreal language.
Patrick Suskind – Perfume : This is a story about scent. Jean-Baptiste Grenouille’s obsession with the sense of smell, his intoxication with one woman, his loathing of humanity and murder. This story was and is still unique ! It’s one of the only novels in which scent becomes the primary focus. The descriptions are fantastic, the plot tight, the characters fascinating and the message of obsession and alienation – loud and clear !
Gregory David Roberts – Shantaram : Gregory Roberts was a young heroin addicted thief who fled maximum security prison and the country, to find his way to Bombay India. This book tells his story among the poorest of the poor, as a counterfeiter, smuggler, gun runner and soldier in the Bombay mafia. This is a giant book that journeys through all the great issues of human life. It’s a book that’s funny, tragic, wise, ridiculous, sad and fascinating. It tells the story of the India you didn’t know existed, with warmth, humanity and honesty.
Christopher Hope – My Chocolate Redeemer : A chocolate addicted heavy metal loving white girl and black man who has had enough of white brutality. This book presents a strange combination of values and beliefs, wrapped in surreal imagery. Like all of Hope’s books, it tells a powerful story about race, trust, struggle and reconciliation.
John Banville – Mefisto : Banville is the master of Irish literature and a true inheritor of all that’s rebellious and imaginative in Irish story telling. I can’t remember the plot of this story, suffice to say that it’s wild and unpredictable. It exposes the deep vulnerabilities of the human condition and the absurdness of the modern human being.
Greg Bear – Eon : Eon tells the story of the appearance of a large hollow asteroid, ‘the Stone’, as it heads towards the Earth and the Moon. The Stone is actually a large spacecraft built by humans of the future, who had escaped a nuclear holocaust. These humans live beyond the edges of the end of the asteroid, in an ongoing singularity, that at one end is being attacked by vicious aliens. This is a fun, entertaining and thinking mans ‘you’re damned if you do and you’re damned if you don’t !’ scifi story.
Nick Bantock – Griffin and Sabine : This is the first book in a trilogy that was unlike anything before it. Griffin lives in London and Sabine lives on a tropical island. This book tells the story of their love affair through postcards and letters. The art and format of in this book are unique ! Bantock really pioneered a new genre with this book. He wasn’t the first to write a book like this but he was the first to do it well !
Gao Xingjian – Soul Mountain : This is the story of a writer who flees Beijing after a health scare and travels into the remote mountains and forests in the south west and east coast of China. This is a very human story that tackles all the great issues of human life in a unique style of narrative (You, not I first/second person). It uses all kinds of story telling and literature to tell the story and breaks the mold on how literature should be !
Louisa May Alcott – The Chase : The author of Little Women, tells the story of a passionate independent unhappy maiden Rosamond Vivien, as she is mercilessly pursued by the selfish and cruel Phillip Tempest. The chase ends when Rosamond is saved by the courageous Father Ignatius. I loved this story when I first read it and gave my son the name Tempest for a middle name, to remember how much I enjoyed this story and Shakespeare’s The Tempest. The characters in this book are well crafted and illustrate the twin aspects of each person’s heart. The unexpected hero of this book is Father Ignatius, who demonstrates that men of the cloth can have moral integrity and great love.
Osamu Tezuka – Buddha : The father of modern manga and the creator of Astro Boy wrote this wonderful 8 part series about the life of the Buddha. It is by far and a way the most accessible story about the mythical Buddha’s life. The writing is simple, enjoyable and insightful and the illustration is fantastic. This series is my favourite manga story ! There are parts of this series where Astro Boy seems to make a come back ! 😉
Mark Twain – Life on the Mississippi/The Innocents Abroad/A Tramp Abroad/More Tramps Abroad/Following the Equator : Mark Twain is more relevant today than ever. Few people realise that he made his start in writing as a newspaper man who liked to travel and who later entertained thousands of people from the stage, where he retold his travel exploits (an act that he came to hate and resent but a necessary evil to remove himself from debt). These series tell the story of Samuel Clemens travels around the world, by himself, with fellow tourists and with his family. His writing in this series is honest, confabulated, exaggerated, amusing, witty, insightful, compassionate, wise and ever entertaining ! They tell of a world that is now long gone and a time of simple pleasures (smoking a pipe and enjoying a river, principle among them !). Clemens was the ultimate noticer and the man who saw through everything – including his own stupidity ! Twain is the writers writer, just as Clemens was the consummate human being. He acknowledged his own short comings just as readily as he acknowledged the short comings of his fellow human beings and every other creature ! If you were to read one author in your life and one only, it should be Mark Twain ! Ironically for me, Clemens travelled no more than 30 km from where I write these words and visited two of my favourite places on a whim ! One day perhaps I will talk more about my connection to the great humanist.
William Least Heat Moon – Blue Highways : William Least Heat Moon jumped in his van with Whitman’s Leaves of Grass, Neihardt’s Black Elk Speaks, a few supplies and set out to discover the lesser known parts of America. This book is magnificent ! Honest and brutal, descriptive and reflective. I can think of few other American travel books that paint a more interesting picture of America !
Walt Whitman – Specimen Days : This book is my favourite Whitman ! It tells the story of his travels through a country torn by civil war. It’s filled with visits to hospitals where Whitman sat by the beds of injured and dying young men, fell in love with dozens of them and offered countless young men a light in the darkness. It’s a book that’s full of human warmth ! His reflections on humanity and the innocence that is transformed by war are profound ! Read this book and you will never feel the same way about war again.
Anne Frank – Diary of a Young Girl : This the most infamous of diaries, tells the story of a young Jewish girl Anne Frank, as she and her family hide out in hidden a set of concealed rooms at the back of a house, trying to avoid the Nazi’s, as they round up Jews, kill them and send them to concentration camps. The book is raw and honest and conveys Anne’s thoughts and feelings about her experience of being trapped with her own family and others they have taken in. There has been much debate about the authenticity of the book and if it was co-written or reassembled from bits and pieces of Anne’s diaries.
Non Fiction :
Robert Jay Lifton – Death in Life : This book completely changed my view of war and atomic war when I read it in the late 80’s. It’s an investigative book about the survivors of Hiroshima and it is truly moving. Every general and president and national leader should be made to read this book, to understand the suffering that atomic/nuclear war/war causes and to remind them that even the perceived enemy has feelings just like them ! Mr Trump should be reading this book right now !
Erik Bruum and Jay Crosby – The American Experience : This is the quintessential book about America’s post Columbus white history and culture. Full of first hand accounts, famous words, speeches, articles, documents, records, poems and songs that represent a nation evolving. Fantastic historical reading and a wonderful resource to help you understand how America has become what it is today !
Nessa Carey – Junk DNA : So you think Junk DNA is for activating 12 stranded DNA or some other new age bullshit, forget it ! This book demonstrates how science is unravelling the mysteries of so called Junk DNA, which is obviously not so junky after all !
Ed Yong – I Contain Multitudes : This is one of the best books on Microbiomes (the biomes of microbes). This book goes beyond most books on the subject of Microbiomes – that are fixated on the human microbiome (bacteria in particular) and explores how microbes interact with humans and other ecosystems.
Stephen Patterson – The Lost Way : This book tells the story of the earliest gospels about Jesus, the lost gospel known as Q and the gospel of Thomas. This book tells how these gospels convey a very different Jesus to the one conveyed by the 4 gospels of the St James Bible. A Jesus who is more human, who advocates every human to find the way to god within themselves ! The story of Jesus in these gospels is close to the story of Jesus that Dude has told me in our interview.
So that’s it for now !
My only criticism about the fictional stories that we humans tell in book form, is that they’re so self absorbed. They’re all about human beings. I can think of few books that attempt to tell a story from the perspective of something non human, without anthropomorphising it. Empire of the Ants by Bernard Werber (part of The Trilogy of the Ants) is the only one that comes to mind right now that I’ve actually read. It’s my wish that more of this non human perspective enters modern story telling. !
Frédéric has bought it to my attention that not everyone knows that I have already shared some of the Dude interview here on the blog. For those who do not know, the links below are the raw unedited chapters I posted previously. They represent 40-50 % of the book. All work is copyrighted. Please feel free to read and share but don’t post the links on any other site. These links will only be up for a few more weeks.
- The original questions : https://app.box.com/file/22995814669
- The questions I ended up choosing : https://app.box.com/s/yhrtb0w9bac4c54hw991
- Answers to qu 1-6 : https://app.box.com/s/1rlylpg368q42kurlbpe25iqlkav833p
- Answers to qu 7 & 8 : https://app.box.com/s/7zg96nt3sxjp7yb51m01rfphgzbz9eto
- Answers to qu 9 : https://app.box.com/s/uxxep0a0db0kboiwf0cwa1drpghfyarz
- Answers to qu 10b & 15 : https://app.box.com/s/rokiv8591f3yf1hytz7j2q2gjb4293yu
- Answers to qu 11a : https://app.box.com/s/4a727tfoppz1ti6efrbzaf9pqbof6u9d.
PS. If you’d like to support my work and help me financially while I heal from my illness, you can do so by making a donation via the tab on the top right hand side of the page. Thanks to all those people who have already supported me with donations and kind words. The final copy of this book and all contact materials will be available free to all those who have donated more than $50. You know who you are and I have a list of all my wonderful supporters ! Thanks again ! 😉
PSS. I am still taking questions for the Anamika interview and have yet to choose the final ones. You may post them here if you like !
Hey folks, how are y’all ? I’ve been a little out of sorts since having my 7th tumour treatment injection earlier in the week. Lots of hypoglycemia (glucose down as low as 2 some days !), severe stomach cramps, twitches, palpitations and diarrhoea. But I am otherwise well ! Things are usually worse around injection time but as the drug dissolves through the month, the side effects lighten up a little ! Here’s the needle that gets jabbed in my arse every month (below) ! Apparenty it’s worth $2,500 a shot ! Thank God most of it is subsidised ! Tell me that isn’t Big Pharma pulling a conjob ! I now have 7, 3 cm nodules from my jabs, that don’t seem to be going away ! One more year to see if it makes any real difference to my tumours ! Till then, you can call me Mr Lumpy Bum !
I’ve been working feverishly on trying to complete the Dude book. I’ve just about completed my 400 page poetry book – 1 poem to rewrite and then I can put all my energy into the Dude book ! You might recall that I decided to add some conversations to the original interview. I have had so many with Dude, that I didn’t know where to start. So for now I’ve narrowed it down to a small group of conversations. I may add more later. The problem with the conversations is that I have to transcribe them from my recordings and then type them up. So it takes a long time. I have 1 more question to complete the interview and then it’s complete. I’ve also added a section on Dude’s Maxims, Dude’s discovery of a strange world where perception influences reality in a very strange way, Dude’s leaf collection and lessons on the nature of the self . You can see the draft contents page here : https://app.box.com/s/3115vd67hxkuwvavdoepzmu53m5af288. This will probably be re-arranged a little but it’s mostly how the book will look.
You can read the section on How ETs Interact Through Internal Spaces here : https://app.box.com/s/x1b5vil0i6cjynkqkmnhp80vy3ce1sx7 and see a basic diagram that goes with this section here : https://app.box.com/s/u91y12qf4clb7xx4tr95r5irfqpizweq. There maybe some errors in dates and so on. I have to check a bunch of stuff against my journals. I’ve also found some typos I haven’t had the chance to fix. This is just a draft, so please don’t post it anywhere else. It may change a little but this is the raw first draft.
For each of the conversations, I’ve included a small section on the context of each conversation. The context of this particular conversation may come across a little ‘me-ish’, a little ‘self centered’ and that was not my intention. But I don’t think the conversation would make much sense unless I explained the history of how I came to be interested in this subject and working with internal spaces and internal contact.
The conversations are literally the conversations I had with Dude. They follow a simple conversational style, much like a Platonic/Socratic Dialogue style in simple form (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plato#Dialogues / https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socratic_dialogue). When ever I talk with Dude I often ask things I think I understand, just so that I am completely sure of what Dude is saying. Conversely Dude often checks in to make sure I understand him.
If you read the final book, you may notice that some of the things that Dude says in later conversations are slightly different to what he has said in earlier conversations. And that’s because he constantly adjusts his language and ideas to where I’m at. We also tend to mirror each others language, as happens with many people in conversations. You’ll remember from the interview that Dude modifies his language to every person he speaks with. There are times when I’ve seen him speak very formally and politely to other people and then he acts like a complete scallywag when he speaks with me ! That’s just how he is. He’s a master of adaptation ! Which is one of the reasons he’s considered a great diplomat among his people and why he has the role he has working with humans on Earth !
When I started with this idea of interviewing Dude, I never envisioned a book. But then I quickly I realised it’s significance. It was only after I had finished 3/4 of the interview, that it occurred to me that some of the conversations that we’d had might make a useful addition. For a while I thought maybe I should put them in a separate book but I then realised that they actually complement many of the things that were raised in the interview.
I think the book will be about 200 pages in size 11 font. I’ll be using a similar format when I write-up the Anamika (Teal’hia) book.
This particular extract will go well with the things I’ve said about internal world contact and conjoined space. If you haven’t read or heard any of this information, this conversation may not make much sense.
I’m curious to see what you make of it !
I’ve yet to decide on how to publish the book. Whether I go solo or try to find a publisher. I’ll cross that bridge when I come to it. But if you know of any good publishing houses that cover this subject, feel free to let me know. I’m going to be very fastidious about who I publish it with, if I go down that path. No one that’s published anything on abduction or archons – that kind of crap !
PS. I have been wondering if I should change Dude’s public name. I have reasons I don’t want to use his real name that I can’t reveal (in too much detail). I’ve stuck with Dude because it was the first thing to pop into my head and because it’s convenient. It seems that perhaps some people think that the whole thing is a deliberate joke. Which of course it’s not ! I don’t know if anyone will take a book about an ET called Dude seriously. So what are your thoughts ? Dude or someone else ? In the novel I’m writing Dude assumes the name of Frank. As many of you know, I also use the name Anamika for my Teal’hia friend, as a cover name for her real name. But in writing about all the other ETs, I have and will in future, be using their real names. I have a soft spot for these two people and want to keep a little privacy for myself !
In this walky talky, I explore the notion that we can actually walk without distraction or the desire to label. I’ve been an avid walker for 37 years and it’s my desire to encourage you to share in the joy of walking.
WARNING : Sony Walkman, Michael Jackson and Motley Crue make an appearance in this monologue ! 😉
In this late night talk, I explore the idea of how our stories shape our identity. One of the great mistakes we humans make, is to mistake ourselves or misidentify ourselves with who we think we are. And who we think we are is either our stories or some transcendent jewel ! On the one hand you are not your story but on the other hand you are. More than each, you are both.
I was very tired when I made this monologue and unfortunately my battery died, while I talked for another 20 minutes unaware and got up close and personal with 3 possums who were having a fight ! So the monologue ends abruptly. But I think you’ll understand where I was going.
This monologue is also related to : https://thesomethingmonologues.podbean.com/category/stories/.
This is just a brief post before going to bed. I often post things late at night and sometimes they’re pretty rough and badly written. I’m tired and in no mood to write something well articulated tonight ! So consider this an introduction to a much deeper subject !
I’ve talked a number of times previously about co-creating an Internal World for ET contact https://etandi.wordpress.com/category/internal-worlds-method/. I have a sense that not many people really understand what it’s all about and even fewer people believe that it’s possible. So let me clarify the subject a little.
When you know your true nature, you know that you are at your core the luminosity that is within. Some human cultures have identified this. In Tibetan Buddhism it’s referred to as the Ground Luminosity, in the Near Death experience it’s referred to as the Light, in Neo Advaita, it’s sometimes referred to as the Self. The space faring ETs have all come to understand this in their own way. In addition they have a well-rounded understanding of how mind works and how mind creates reality. As a result of this, they also understand how imagination can shape reality. Their understanding of both the nature of the Self and the Mind and Imagination, allows them to interact with others in non physical ways.
Now, you might ask, why would they do that ? I’ll give you one simple reason…Space is big ! And because space is big, it is not always convenient to travel to a place to meet with a person. So sometimes it is more useful to meet a person in an internal world – a world that is created by the imagination.
This method has been used by different ETs for aeons but not all ETs (both planet bound and space faring) are comfortable with this method. But the vast majority of the space faring ETs are. I’ve been told that at various times in human history, this method has been used by a small number of people to maintain contact with ETs. The majority of them were taught this by the ETs themselves.
In a future post I’ll explain more about how this method works with the ETs and that will explain more of why the ETs come across more than extraterrestrial and why the term extraterrestrial may actually be a misnomer !
So for now I just want to leave you with an appreciation of the possibilities that such methods open up for ET contact. Consider for a moment, this possibility. You ask an ET or a group of ETs to work with you to create a world in your imagination. You enter that world and discover a whole planet that looks nothing like anything you know. Soon after entering the world you meet the ETs who helped fulfil your request. From here on, what’s possible is like a choose your own adventure book. You might :
- Meet with the ETs, introduce yourself and get to know them.
- Be taught how to navigate through this new world.
- Be given the life story of any of the beings.
- Learn about any of their planets, cultures, societies, people or families.
- Ask 101 questions and have some of them answered.
- Be given lessons on any number of subjects.
- Take a journey with any of the ETs around the planet &/or be simultaneously given lessons on any number of subjects.
- Be taken from here to an actual physical world.
- Be taken on board a physical craft.
- Make a new friend/new friends.
- Be given healing.
- Receive help with a particular you are experiencing or have experienced repeatedly across lifetimes.
- Be given large volumes of information with or without instruction on any subject.
- Be shown the inner workings of particular forces/systems in the natural world.
- Be taught about the life force and.or consciousness.
- Be taught about the experiences or perspectives of other life forms (one’s that are familiar to you and ones that are not !).
- Be taken to another internal world.
- Be given the chance to invite others into your internal world (be they human or otherwise).
- Be taken to another internal world where you might have the chance to meet large numbers of other ETs (think of this possibility like meeting a gathering of new people you don’t know at a conference, an airport or a dinner !).
- Be taken into your own past or future.
- be taken to see other lives (what we would think of as past or future lives or what Dude would call a conjoined space/conjoined life related to your current life).
- Be taken to experience The Creator.
There’s no limit to what’s possible. It is after all about developing relationships.
At some point you will naturally want proof for yourself that what you are experiencing in the boundaries of your imagination, is actually real and more than just imagination. And if you are fortunate and patient, such an opportunity will be given to you (as it was to me last year).
The most important things to remember about this method, is that you require a still mind, complete awareness, a strong desire for contact, gratitude and to know why you want contact and what’s behind your intentions. Sure you can turn up and have no reason for wanting the experience but it will work best when you have clear reasons for wanting the experience. You can also (as I have done), have reasons for wanting contact but go in and let things unfold very organically, with no idea about where it’s going or what might be offered to you next !
Imagine that you have the ability to shape a lucid dream and to invite a friend to help shape the dream. But within the dream what takes place has a reality all of its own. And that reality can spill into your waking reality. That’s a little like what this process looks like.
The key to the whole thing is to remember that all separation between inner and outer worlds, is merely an illusion. There is only one. But when you enter an internal world with an ET in this way, the boundaries that you perceive between inner and outer, can break down very quickly ! So quickly that you maybe completely unprepared for what happens next !
People spend so much time and effort trying to establish contact with little green men out there ! Ignorant that little green men can equally be found within !
Don’t be afraid to try, just because it goes against everything you’ve been taught to believe !