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

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.


Saturday 16th October 2021: Today I received this message from Chelsea Green:

We’ve shipped almost 1,000 copies of
That’s great news seeing as the Anniversary Edition has only been out for one month.
Thanks for all your great work and ongoing promotion of the book, and keep us posted on upcoming interviews, etc.
PS – would also be beneficial to ask your Nemeta students and YouTube followers if they could post reviews on the book’s Amazon page.

Regarding the PS, look at the critical interviews and the points of objections raised. They are nothing but opinions and not founded on solid grounds for criticism. You might want to allude specifically to some of those issues in your review. A good goal would be twenty reviews. See what you can do. Thanks, JLL

Monday 11th October 2021: DWW41 added to Breaking Nous (T&T to be added) DWW41 BodhiMa Shift 2021

Friday 8th October 2021: DWW40 part 2 audio synopsis added to DWW40 Shodashi Shift 2021 and Dakini Weather Watch Audio Synopses

Thursday 7th October 2021:

Day 1 of BodhiMa Shift 2021

Thursday 30th September 2021: Further content added to DWW40 Shodashi Shift 2021

Tuesday 28th September 2021: Content added to DWW 40 Shodashi shift with audio and drawing of moon anomalies in preparation.

DWW40 audio synopses added: DWW40 Shodashi Shift 2021 and Dakini Weather Watch Audio Synopses

Saturday 25th September 2021:
Special feature for staff: Under the Banyan Tree presents an inventory of all units released on Nemeta to date, rather like the Table of Contents of a book. It is incomplete in some categories but all Courses and Vocations are fully covered and there will be updates each time new content is added. Audio included. Eventually, I might add links so that you can go from any unit listed directly to that page.

Thursday 23 September 2021: Talk added to DWW 40 Shodashi shift with Dhumavati overtone on maintaining balance between the Coviet narrative and the counter-narrative (exposing and opposing it), the problematic description of VIA, the third loop of the autogenic circuit, and lunar anomalies.

Sunday 19th September 2021: JLL on yt, Age of Truth channel: JLL on AOT

Saturday 18th September 2021:
3rd Anniversary of Nemeta!
To celebrate: Block 104, Arthur and Gawain published in 3 Grail Studies

JLL comments: My feelings today are pride in having come this far with the unique achievement of Nemeta, and gratitude for you all for on-going participation. Ceridwen and I worked ourselves to the bone to meet this deadline. We managed to complete 103 blocks as promised, except for Course 1 Gaian Alchemy which carries special considerations requiring more time than we could afford. Note also that some units in published blocks are still on private.  Now, with the defined goal of releasing one new block a month, I will be able to get back to them soon. I have found it near impossible to define a block and load it with several units before releasing it. My new method is to open a block with one unit and add others. That is manageable. As for the Vocations, there are units in 13 Humanities, but the GNE and Celestics are of course larger projects which require a different treatment. Steady as she goes!

Block 103 in 11 Skywatching now published, and new units in 12 Ideosophy.

Friday 17th September 2021: Three new units with an audio in block 103 of Vocation 13 Humanities

Thursday 16th September: Introducing new block in 8 Kali Yuga: The Party of Xolotl.

Also, Block 103 in Course 7 Poetic Craft, THE DMP: CAVALCANTI, talk to be added. Some units in Block 102 are still on private. To be released soon.

Wednesday 15th September 2021: Gnosis Today Block 103 NHL COMMENTARIES 6-8 published in 4 Gnosis Today.

Monday 13th September 2021: New content in DWW40 Shodashi Shift 2021. Audio to follow.

Sunday 12th September 2021DWW40 Shodashi Shift 2021.

Saturday 11th September 2021: New T&T 17 Tracking the Grail Legend. I tend to reverse vowels in these complex foreign names: Schionatulander is correct. Not Schionatalunder. There are about 250 names in Parzival, including animals. Some are made up and others are comically distorted. I am asking Robert Kelder to refresh my memory on Steiner’s indication of the 9th century historical figure matching Parzival. Good luck with that one, Rudy.

Thursday 9th September 2021: Block 103, Love and Light, all published in 3 Grail Studies.

Wednesday 8th September 2021:

Day 1 of Shodashi Shift 2021

DWW39 Part 3 audio synopsis added to Dakini Weather Watch Audio Synopses and DWW39 Bhairavi/Dhumavati Shift 2021.

Tuesday 7th September 2021: The Don Juan Legacy (Block 103), of Living Myth published in 6 Living Myth.

Monday 6th September 2021: Staff, take note of third audio added to DWW39 on the converge of the north lunar node with the lunar apogee in 5-6 Gemini, in the neck of the Bull.

DWW39 Part 2 audio synopsis added Dakini Weather Watch Audio Synopses.

Saturday 4th September 2021: Attention to Staff: I posted a YT talk on observations of the moon, What’s Rocking the Boat? Something compelled me to put this out to the general public, and the response has been exceptional, but it goes more specifically to the crew of the GNE and others on Nemeta who are keen on observing the sky. It contains an appeal to share observations and compare whatever you may have seen lately as unusual and anomalous appearances of the moon, particularly extreme and sudden shift in its altitude. I describe at length my observations, going back to the first material posted on the GNE (in where I proposed that the interlock of the lunar nodes and apsides is the steerage mechanism of the mother ship. I have opened a thread on the members forum — LUNAR ANOMALIES 2021 — for discussion of this phenomenon. See also this explanation of a vessel’s motion on the sea.

Friday 3rd September 2021: New Block added in Course 5 Metacritique: 5.103 Lexicon Intro, Index, and entries A to D.

Also, please note this unit, Under the Banyan Tree. It replaces what I had originally proposed as a “Master List” of unit/lessons in Nemeta. I have addressed the talk both to Staff and Visitors and posted it by link on the Visitors Page, and I will retain the link here on the Menhir for future reference. It shows all units current in the School and explains my process of loading new Blocks, consistent with my intention to have all Courses completed to the 103 Block by September 18, the third anniversary of Nemeta.

Recently I had occasion to review the opening material for the GNE where I described the steerage of the Mother Ship by analogy to the lunar nodes and apsides.

See: Reading the Captain’s Log 2: Navigation by the Stars.

Here is an illustration of the nautical terms and what they describe:

In that context, I posted a talk: YT talk on the current motion of the Mother Ship Consequently, I invite the former crew of the GNE and others to observe the sky closely in the coming weeks to see if you can confirm my observations. I am particularly keen to hear any reports of such anomalies from Downunder.

Wednesday 1st September 2021: New Block released in Course 3 Grail Studies: Scroll down the curriculum panel to 3.103 Love and Light. Originally released on as chapters of a book in progress titled The Alternative History of the Grail. Units here do not necessarily follow the sequence of chapters in that proposed book. Alternative Grail Outline in the Highlights and Previews shows the plan of the book.

Staff be mindful: I have not reviewed or revised these chapters. My choice is to release them now, completing the 103 Block of Course 3 before September 18 — consistent with the goal I’ve set of having all 103 blocks online by then. As time allows and if I am in the mood, I will sneak into these units here and there and perhaps tinker with small revisions, add comments, and such. They stand as they are for now, warts and all.

Audio added to DWW39: Lunar Anomalies, My Perplexity, and Dhumavati’s Song.

August 2021 School Activity now archived to The Menhir’s curriculum units: The Menhir August 2021


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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


Course Curriculum

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
The Menhir April 2019 1012 years, 10 months
The Menhir May 2019 1012 years, 10 months
The Menhir June 2019 1012 years, 10 months
The Menhir July 2019 1012 years, 10 months
The Menhir August 2019 1012 years, 10 months
The Menhir September 2019 1012 years, 10 months
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The Menhir November 2019 1012 years, 10 months
The Menhir December 2019 1012 years, 10 months
The Menhir January 2020 1012 years, 10 months
The Menhir February 2020 1012 years, 10 months
The Menhir March 2020 1012 years, 10 months
The Menhir April 2020 1012 years, 10 months
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The Menhir July 2020 1012 years, 10 months
The Menhir August 2020 1012 years, 10 months
The Menhir September 2020 1012 years, 10 months
The Menhir October 2020 1012 years, 10 months
The Menhir November 2020 1012 years, 10 months
The Menhir December 2020 1012 years, 10 months
The Menhir January 2021 1012 years, 10 months
The Menhir February 2021 1012 years, 10 months
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The Menhir May 2021 1012 years, 10 months
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The Menhir July 2021 1012 years, 10 months
The Menhir August 2021 1012 years, 10 months
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