The Menhir is the current events/update page for Nemeta — like a campus bulletin board you find in the “student union” building. Entries posted in reverse chronological order can be found with most recent at the top for fast access.
The Menhir is the unique page in Nemeta that tracks and displays the ongoing activities of the School. Here you find the announcement of updates on newly added material, completed Blocks, Dakini Weather Watch (Who is on Shift), revisions, talks and texts in progress, proposals of projects, events and meet-ups, and more. This introduction continues below the updates…
Thursday 18th April:
With very, very rare exceptions, it is only white people who do this:
Never forget :
GRATITUDE IS YOUR TICKET TO THE BEST DESTINATIONS IN THE ADVENTURE OF YOUR LIFE.
These examples of other species showing gratitude to their anthropine friends and benefactors is the model for how human animals can, at best, behave with each other. BUT for genuine gratitude to be expressed, there must be actions that merit it. It does not go out to anyone in an arbitrary way. Like respect, it has to be earned.
New T&T on 18 Breaking Nous for full members: Our Lady of Smoke Strikes Paris
New talk on 16 Planetary Tantra available to all: Surfing the Wave of Planetary Tantra
Monday 15th April:
New T&T on 5 Metacritique 5. What’s Wrong With Fomenko
Saturday 13th April:
DWW 7 on 18 Breaking Nous 18 DWW 7 Chinnamasta Revisited
NB 61 (T&T) on 16 Planetary Tantra 16 Chinnamasta’s Glory (Mirita’s Calendar)
Sunday 7th April:
Day 2 of Mirita Shift
Saturday 6th April 2019:
17 Terton and the Terma: New T&T A Terton’s Progress: Special Report to Staff 17 A Tertons Progress: Special Report to Staff
Thursday 4th April 2019:
5 Metacritique: New T&T Fomenko Follies III: Soviet Bulldozer in High Gear Soviet Bulldozer in High Gear
March School Activity now archived to The Menhir’s curriculum units:
If the internal links do not work for you, read “Important Notice” below.
Due to the infrastructure of the WP platform of Nemeta, members cannot access “units” by internal links we provide on The Menhir, unless the material is posted directly on a landing page of a course. We will however continue to provide the links, as they work for some members, and not others.
It is advisable for full members of Nemeta to visit the relevant course landing page that the new upload to the school is on, notified in The Menhir i.e. And They Pretend to Pray 18 Breaking Nous, Mantique block.
- Go to course landing page
- Scroll down the page to the course curriculum
- Find the block the new unit is in, click on the new unit to access it.
Introduction to The Menhir, Continued:
Notifications sent out via the Mailing List to both Members and Subscribers will also inform you of these ongoing activities. This page mirrors those periodic announcements by email and in some cases alerts you to new content, be it talk or text, that gets omitted from the announcements due to the rapidity and fluidity of John’s ongoing efforts to amplify the curricula, refine and reframe the content, and provide clear and “simplific” direction for your studies.
Announcements at the Menhir consistently track progressing content throughout the School and in 16. Planetary Tantra, free to all. It will also signal content on 18.,Breaking Nous, and 17, The Terma and the Terton, available to Members only.
The sacred groves where the Mysteries were originally performed were sanctuaries of natural beauty where rocks and mineral formations were carefully observed. There might be a special rock at the boundary of the sanctuary, as there was a “stepping stone” on Infinity Ridge:
There it was a flat stone (barely visible in this photo) on the left at the base of the wild olive standing offside the welcome grove. When you stepped on it you formally entered the ritual space of the Ridge, then proceeding through the gracious arboreal corridor to the Devi Tree. (Sierra del Hacho, Andalucia. Sierra de Libar to the right, northwest)
In many cases, sacred stone markers were erected in the wild sanctuaries. A single standing stone was called a menhir (Brythonic maen, “stone” and hir, “long”). An arresting geomagnetic marker in the force field of the nemeton, the menhir had acoustic properties as well. Touching it, you could hear differently. Sitting in contact with it would deepen the shaman’s reach into the Nagual. It also served as a geodetic marker for placing the local site in the setting of seasonal cycles, aligned to the solstices and equinoxes, the cross-quarter days, and the rising and setting of prominent stars. Hence, it was a multi-purpose tool of orientation.
It is advisable to check the Menhir for orientation on Nemeta from time to time. Below you will find entries listed in reverse chronological order, most recent at top for easy access. This list will grow and morph in the course of each month. At the completion of each month, the activity recorded will be archived in the curriculum panel: “ARCHIVES”
One final word: I do wish to keep Nemeta supplied with occasional fresh input, additional to what it requires of me to maintain the burgeoning structure, the ongoing organization of the Blocks, editing, revision, etc. But I can only do what I can do, and as it pleases me… Time is at premium for me now and I have undertaken a writing project, the consummation of my life’s work and the closing revelation of my mystic journey.
Teach as you learn
– jll Autumn Equinox 2018
|The Menhir Sept 2018||1012 years, 10 months|
|The Menhir October 2018||1012 years, 10 months|
|The Menhir November 2018||Unlimited|
|The Menhir December 2018||1012 years, 10 months|
|The Menhir January 2019||1012 years, 10 months|
|The Menhir February 2019||1012 years, 10 months|
|The Menhir March 2019||1012 years, 10 months|