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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…



§ Recently an exchange in the Treehouse Forum for staff (“Black Hole or Black Sun?”) brought up the question of who consorted with Sophia to design the human genome — Christos or Thelete?  I thought I had settled the matter years ago when I explained the change from Christos in the 1st edition of NIHI to Thelete in the 2nd revised edition… But, typical of my velocity and lack of patience for small tasks that require a minute or two or even seconds of my time, I did not bother to place the essay in the Site Guide on It’s been around for years without providing a way to find it.

Here is a copy of my post in the Treehouse Forum:

“JLL replies: Radagast is correct. The confusion is due to yours truly who changed the text in the 2nd, revised edition of NIHI but has not so far entirely changed it in some writings on

There is a long essay that explains how I handled this issue and why I made it Christos-Sophia in the 1st edition, rather than Thelete-Sophia.  Upon writing that long essay, important as it is, I immediately moved on to other matters, with my usual alacrity or manic velocity, you might say, and I never took the few minutes required to list it in the long inventory of the Site Guide on Thus it remained on that site for years and no one knew it was there. Figure it. That will give you some idea of the limits of my patience. I suffer daily from the accumulation of seconds required for my archontic machines to execute the commands I give them. As I said long ago, you can’t do anything on a computer. You can only command it to do something for you.

In any case, the issue is so important that I am posting the link here now and putting a notice on Nemeta for non-members to access the essay.”

§ Use the link below to access the essay on The Symposia. I STRONGLY RECOMMEND that all guests and staff take the time to read this essay closely. – jll

2.100.1 Christos or Thelete


Two new units added to 11 Skywatching Block 101:

11.101 The Body Mandala

11.101 In the Phainomorphic Field Skywatching


Wednesday 14th August 2019:

Two new units added to 11 Skywatching Block 101:

Coastlining 11.101 Coastlining

Cosmic Centering 11.101 Cosmic Centering


Sunday 11th August 2019:

For full members, 18 Breaking Nous DWW 11 Toward the Eye of the Goatfish:

DWW 11 Toward the Eye of the Goatfish


Sunday 4th August 2019:

First unit of Skywatching 101 now available to full members:

11.101 How to Read an Ephemeris


Friday 2nd August 2019:

Day 1 of Bhairavi Shift 2019

New T&T available to all on 11 Skywatching:

Block 101 The Astral Interface for full members, in 11 Skywatching coming soon!


July 2019 School Activity now archived to The Menhir’s curriculum units: The Menhir July 2019


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.

  1. Go to course landing page
  2. Scroll down the page to the course curriculum
  3. 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


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

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  1. Welcome To Planetary Tantra


    Two excellent MP3’s for orientation as to a core practice and a core comprehension. Much appreciation for the work the team is doing here at Nemeta.



    ……………….. BREATHTAKING ……………..

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