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Gelven’s “Commentary on Heidegger’s Being and Time” – Annotated



Martin Heidegger’s Sein und Zeit first appeared in German in 1927; the English translation, Being and Time, appeared in 1962.1 Since the appearance of this work, the reputation and influence of its author has spread to such international dimensions that it may be said that Heidegger is the most important and widely influential philosopher of the twentieth century. Even now, as the century enters its final decade, no thinker is more significant in terms of intellectual impact and controversy. There are many who deeply resent his works, who detest his personal association with Nazism in 1933, who defy his most fundamental principles. But even among these, his most ardent enemies, he is recognized as the singular dominating force with which to be reckoned. Among his countless admirers he is considered the greatest European philosopher since Immanuel Kant. Interest in this Freiburg philosopher is in no way waning; indeed the future seems to promise ever expanding respect, and in some cases even reverence, for his vast accomplishments. Although Heidegger has written voluminously since 1927, there remains little doubt that Being and Time will continue to be recognized as his major work, and shall be for many decades to come.

1Being and Time, trans. John Mcquarrie and Edward Robinson (New York: Harper & Row, 1962).

Tide to get in touch with Od’s Fire & Ice.

Chia’s ALCHEMY Of SEXUAL ENERGY (excerpts)

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… [[#rr23_IceFire]] “The two main forces are electricity [[Xot Fire]] and magnetism [[Xot Ice]]. “Bio-electro magnetism” is the Western term for life force, which the Tao refers to as chi. [[Xot Od]]Bio signifies life, electro refers to the universal energies (yang) [[Xot Fire]] of the stars and planets, and the magnetic force refers to the earth force (yin) [[Xot Ice]] or gravitational force present on all planets and stars. As we align ourselves with these forces, [[eg. observing Full Moon Eves]] we become a conduit through which we can absorb and digest these energies through the body, mind, and spirit, establishing a direct connection with the universe. [[Cosmic Consciousness]]
Humans normally access bio-electromagnetic energy through food and air. Plants absorb the universal energies of the sun and the magnetic energies of the earth; they digest and transform them, thereby making these energies available to all living beings. Rather than waiting until the energy in the universe is processed through plants, the Taoist goes directly to the source of this primordial energy.
Through the Chinese methods of cultivating energy known as Chi Kung and meditation, the Taoists directly tap into the source of energy all around us and focus it precisely.
We use the mind to project a pattern of energy into the universe, to connect to the force, and to bring this energy back into the body. The mind can travel millions of light years in a few moments. It can take you anywhere you imagine. If you picture something in your mind—an ocean, a sunset, or a mountain—you automatically connect with that image. With the proper training you can connect to the energy of nature and the universe and project your chi to combine with it, drawing these forces into the body. The hands are called the “touching force,” and like antennae they can transmit the frequencies and vibrations from space.

Transforming Negative Energy into Positive Energy

What the Taoists discovered is that negative energy can be used to cultivate positive energy. Changing the negative into positive, such as changing anger into happiness, is also known in Taoism and alchemy as “changing lead into gold.”

Recycling Sexual Energy

In Taoist thought sexual energy or ching is the source of all life and creativity. It is the basic resource, which can be transformed first into chi (life-force energy) and then into shen (spiritual energy). When we feel sexual arousal and desire, the sexual hormones are activated. This is the beginning of the inner alchemy of sexual energy. In the Taoist Healing Love practices this energy is recycled and used to regenerate the body’s internal energy.


I found out that the most important thing is feeling the chi within us (God within us). Just as religions speak of God, Taoism speaks of Wu Chi: the supreme power controlling the universe. … oneness with the universe (oneness with God) is what is important to all.
In response to this discovery I have developed the Universal Tao system with practices that offer five stages of mastering chi.
  1. Conserving chi. In the Universal Tao System, our first goal is to learn to conserve our chi; when a battery is totally drained, it is harder to charge. Conservation of chi will help gain more chi. To have more chi we first need to maintain control of the gates through which energy normally leaks out and constantly drains our life force.
  •     We leak energy:
  1. Balancing chi. Learning to balance chi is the second step to keeping a smooth and harmonious flow of energy moving throughout the whole body. If our energy is imbalanced, we may have too much energy in some places and not enough in others; we may also be too yang or too yin. We may have an excess or deficiency of heat, cold, damp, or dryness. This imbalanced energy tends to make us go to extremes.
  1. Transforming chi. Transforming chi is the third phase and allows practitioners access to more beneficial energies. For example, through the Sexual Chi Kung practices taught in the Universal Tao (the course known as Healing Love through the Tao), we can transform sexual energy back into basic life-force chi. Through other practices (such as the Inner Smile, the Six Healing Sounds, and Fusion of the Five Elements) we learn to transform negative emotional chi into positive virtuous chi. Thus chi is not only the foundation of our health; it is also the basis of spiritual development in the Tao.
  1. Increase chi. Once we have accomplished the three previous phases of mastering chi, we then learn to increase it. Chi pervades all of heaven and earth. In Cosmic Healing Chi Kung we learn time-tested ways to tap into these unlimited and transpersonal reservoirs of chi and greatly expand the amount of energy available to us. It is very important to first master the stages of conservation, balance, and transformation before we emphasize increasing our chi. Otherwise we may waste the energy we bring in, or we may inadvertently amplify the imbalanced or negative energies that we have not yet learned to bring under control.
  1. Expanding chi. Finally, we learn to extend our mind to tap in to the vast chi of the universe to heal our body, mind, and spirit and to heal other people. The Cosmic Healing Chi Kung practice sensitizes your hands to the feeling and movement of chi; it uses the mind/eye/heart power (Yi) to absorb cosmic chi into the palms and crown and to send it out through the hands and beyond, so that you can help restore balance in others without touching them or draining yourself.


In some religions and spiritual paths, there is a great emphasis on surrender and letting go. This is actually a form of relaxation. Taoist practices emphasize relaxation, letting go, and emptiness. When a person is relaxed, the muscles are open, the breathing is soft, and the energy can flow through the channels of the body. There is no resistance and no fighting. This allows the creative and higher forces to flow into us.
if you continue to surrender and let go, vital energy will be lost. In the long term, this will gradually drain you. To avoid this, at the moment that you are in touch with the higher forces, you need to become aware of yourself and your own energy. Then, projecting thoughts, intentions, and energy patterns into the creative force will fill rather than deplete your life-force energy. This way, energy is grounded and contained within.
Remaining open and empty, using intention, mind, and chi to draw the energy in, rather than being focused externally is a vital principle of Taoist practice. What might initially appear to be a paradox is reformulated as you do the practice: you will learn how to be empty and open and to simultaneously retain enough consciousness to draw the force into yourself.


When people are disconnected from themselves and from their sexual organs, the mind and the energy of the organs are separate. Taoism believes that the mind, body, and spirit must work together. The results depend on a person’s practice.

Sexual Organs

The Tao discovered that the sexual organs are the only organs that can generate a significant amount of vital energy (life force). However, the sexual organs cannot store the energy efficiently. When too much energy is generated, considerable amounts have to be dumped out. This is the most refined energy, the creative energy that should be cultivated for self-healing.

The Three Minds or Three Tan Tiens

In the Tao practice it is important to understand the principle of the three minds. The upper mind, also known as the upper tan tien, resides in the brain. The upper mind is good for detailed planning but is easily drained by thinking too much. The middle mind, or the middle tan tien, is centered in the heart. The heart is the seat of our consciousness. The lower mind, or the lower tan tien is in the lower abdomen and this is where our awareness resides. It is also the place to generate chi. The three tan tiens are also able to store energy, transform it, and supply it to the brain, spinal cord, sexual organs, and other organs.



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The Mysteries of the Goths


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ch. chapter

OHG Old High German

OS Old Saxon

Go. Gothic

Lat. Latin

OE Old English

ON Old Norse

PGmc. Proto-Germanic

PIE Proto-Indo-European

pi. plural

sg. singular


In the annals of great mysteries, in the annals of mythic greatness, (there is no people in the history of Europe of greater mystery combined with tragic greatness than the Goths. They are a folk shrouded in a dark mystique linked to a noble past. Their name has continued to evoke mystery and greatness centuries after they disappeared from political history. This book is intended to explore the Gothic mysteries— of which there are many — and bring to their mist-filled {Mistik, Mystic) world the light of illumination. In the end we will discover that the Goths were themselves a people of light surrounded by darkness— a darkness which eventually enveloped them. …

When we hear the word “Gothic” a number of connotations probably spring to mind — Gothic architecture, Gothic romance, Gothic horror — just to name a few. How did the name of an ancient Germanic tribal group become attached to all these cultural and literary features centuries after the Gothic language and people had vanished from the stage of European history? By the end of this book you will have some kind of answer.


Johannes Bureus (1627)

Certainly this is not the first book or study to attempt a deeper reading of this mysterious history. But it is the only one to focus almost entirely on the Gothic tribes and the Gothic times (pre-711 CE) and not on the later 16th and 17th century obsession with the idea of the Goths especially prevalent in Scandinavia and England. This obsession even has a name— Gothicism, “Gothicism” or Storgoticism, “Megleoi-Gothicism.” This movement and its chief esoteric exponent, Johannes Bureus, is the subject of a fine study by Thomas Karlsson, Adulruna and the Gothic Cabbala. These early modem Gothic enthusiasts felt they had discovered the font of all civilization in the ancient Goths. Later in the 18th and 19th centuries Romantics throughout Europe
began to identify themselves as “Gothic.” The word was applied to all
Germanic peoples— Germans, Anglo-Saxons, as well as all




The Name “Goth

The name of the Goths is shrouded in mystery. This mystery is only enhanced and deepened by the long history of the name. … One of the main problems is that there were in antiquity a number of different groups and subgroups of whose names were similar, but not identical, to the name of the Goths.

Tradition has it that they are named after their most distant ancestor, Gaut(s). Some might agree that this eponymous name ws projected back to a myth, however, the probable meaning of the name Gauts issomething like “father.” There is an Icelandic heiti, or byname, of O∂inn— Gautr. This element also occurs in the Old Icelandic Rune-Poem in the stanza for áss ([god]= O∂inn): Ass er aldin-gautr, “God is the ancient father.” For more on this poem, see The Rune Poems (Runa-Raven, 2002). This does not necessarily mean that Gauts is identical with Wo∂anaz, because the name only means “father,” in the etymotological sense of of “he who pours out,” i.e. the generations or offspring.

From ancient times the name of the Goths appears in a grammatically strong and weak form, Gut- and Guton- respectively. [17] Beyond this there is also the fact that the name appears in Greek and Latin as well as Gothic orthographies. Tradition would hold that this name and that contained in the name of Gotaland (Gotland) in present day Sweden and the island of Gotland stem from the same source and that these are identical to the Geatas (ON Gautar) in Beowulf.

This name later became confused with others. The principal confusion came in connection with the name of a Dacian tribe, the Getae, who inhabited present-day northern Romania at the time the Goths settled there for a short while in the 4th century. These names were then confused by Latin and Greek writers. Through the centuries, as the fame of the Gothic name spread, any similar sounding name came to be identified as “Goth,” including the Jutes [yootes] of the North Sea and even the Judaei [yood-ah-ey], “Jews.”The link between the name of the Goths and that of the Jews will play a part in some medieval mysteries surrounding the Goths.

This can be demonstrated with the description of a single well-known word: PGmc. tiwaz, the name of the sky-god and the name of the 17th rune in the Older Fupark. In EGmc. (Gothic) this is teiws, in NGmc. tiwaR and in SGmc. we find Old High German ziu or Old English tiw. … These technical linguistic details may seem tedious, but they provide some [18] important clues for determining the interactions of various tribes in ancient times and help us to identify certain artifacts of esoteric Importance.

In the tribal histories of the Germanic peoples these linguistic designations are also important because they show which tribes shared deep common roots. The East Germanic tribes were, besides the Ostrogoths and Visigoths, the Vandals, the Burgundians, the Gepids and the Rugians. The original homeland of the Burgundians was the island of Bornholm in the Baltic. The Erulians, or Heruli, have also sometimes been classified with the East Germanic “tribes,” but their classification remains problematic. Runic inscriptions in the Older Futhark show that rune-carvers identifying themselves as “Erulians” did not use East Germanic linguistic form, e.g. ek erilaR. It is most likely that the Hrulians were an intertribal band of oath-bound warriors made up of members of various Germanic tribes.

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Swami Satyasangananda Saraswati was born in 1953, in Chandornagore (West Bengal, India). Highly educated, she was a scholar of English literature and also travelled widely within India and abroad. As a young woman of twenty-two, she began to experience profound inner awakenings, which led her to meet Swami Santayana. In 1982, she was initiated into the Dashnami sannyasa tradition and began a life of dedication and service to her guru and his work.



Swami Satyasangananda Saraswati, TATTWA SHUDDHI 1994


Today yoga is practised in almost every corner of the world, but we do not really see any transformation in the conscious­ness of mankind. Where then does the fault lie? Is it in the practice itself? Not likely, because we can cite numerous examples of cases where it has been successful. It is more likely that the fault lies in the way we practise our sadhana; ‘a bit of this and a bit of that,’ whenever we care to do it.

When we live in anem Age where Delusions are sold as Liberations, “Spiritual Materialist” believe they can, after reading dam latest New Age Fad or taking unem Week End Workshop with dam latest New Age Star, just jump into dam Lake das quick fixes for their Spiritual Ills. They believe in short Cuts, Technology, Crystals, Astrology, Divination, Drugs, Mediums, Gurus, etc. etc. etc. This is like wanting to swim across dom Ocean dos Cosmic Consciousness by renting unem Motor Boat because we believe in Technology. Only when we truly understand don Words dos Christ-Odin in daem Shamanistic Ritual from dom Cross-Tree, “Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.” Luke 23:34, will we will begin to appreciate what it takes to become onen strong Swimmer. Only dun HARD WORK dos FOUNDATION Spiritual Disciplines, like we find in Dhyana, Vama Marga, Kundalini Yoga & dom Xoting, can make us strong

There is little you can achieve by Jumping into a lake if you don’t know how to swim.  …

…, vama marga, kundalini yoga and so on may sound appealing and exciting, but unless there is a strong foundation, your sadhana is sure to dissipate. Tantra terms this foundation for all sadhana as shuddhi or purification. {{From aenem Xoting POV this would be, daen Process daes slowly letting your Thoughts dissipate, thru dum Rudolf Xoting & dum UrVowel Xoting}}

However, on this point tantra differed from other philos­ophies, for what other philosophies termed as sin, tantra termed as a necessary experience for growth. Tantra says to utilize these forces of passion, anger, jealousy, guilt, shame and hatred by uniting them with their opposites. Only then can you experience unity. If you misuse these forces by

creating a separation from their opposites, then the gap grows wider and unity becomes impossible. So, tantra speaks of purification but in a different sense. By the term purification it implies the release of energy from matter, so that the energy can unite with consciousness.

From a Xoting POV we can think of “matter” as ossified Thoughts. Thoughts create daen Concepts dus Energy & Matter. Thru daem Xoting when we “purify” we mean releasing Thoughts. These Thoughts act like Clouds hiding dun Clear Sky which is our No-Mind void dis clouding Thoughts.


Without this purificatory process through tattwa shuddhi, the higher esoteric practices lead to darkness and despair. It is a very simple matter to understand. Vama marga, kaula marga, smashan sadhana, shyama sadhana or kundalini yoga etc. require a very deep level of concentration, which is only attainable when the mind has transcended matter and vibrates at the subtle frequency of pure energy. You have to be so proficient at attaining this state that it should happen as easily as at the press of a button. Only then can you hope to overpower the inner explosions that arise as a consequence of the practices. Otherwise you will simply remain at the level of material awareness, or else, if you transcend matter while still operating through the gross mind, the resulting experiences are likely to create a severe error in the personality.



The aim of tantra is succinctly defined in the word itself. Tantra has been derived from the combination of two Sanskrit words: tanoti or expansion and trayati or liberation. This implies that tantra is the method to expand the mind and liberate the dormant potential energy. … knowledge derived through the senses is restricted by the boundaries of time, space and object.

…  As long as we function through the realm of the senses and mind, we cannot transgress these finite and restricting boundaries.

For example, to see the lustrous beauty of a flower, it is necessary to have the flower in front of your open eyes; … [pp1] … This type of experience is called objective because it is dependent on the presence of an object, the senses, and the mind in relation to both of them.

… Knowledge gained through a subjective experience is far more accurate and precise than that gained through an objective experience, because it is the consequence of an expanded mind. [pp2]

Dar Words “subjective” & “objective” are deceptive Terms because from daem POV daes AE-Mind we can see THIS as “an expanded mind” but from dem POV des E-Mind, we see it less as Oppositions, Contrasts Hierarchies & more as Emptiness, No-Thought & pure Consciousness. From dom POV dos O-Mind THIS is pregnant with Silence-To-Be.

Expansion of mind is that phenomena which allows an individual to experience beyond the realm of the senses, time, space and matter. In that realm, you are unbound by distance and time. You can travel into the past or future and know the happenings at places where you are not physically present. [pp2]

Dam Words “beyond the realm of the senses, time, space and matter” are deceptive. Time, Space & Matter from der POV of E-Mind, are more like Artificial Constructs, “Webs of Maya” that is used to comprehend “Reality” but are not real in themselves. Once these Artificial Constructs are dropped we are no longer restricted by them. We are liberated. Der Para-Normal no longer become Para but Normal.

Aim of tantra.•

The mind [I-Mind] which we use in day to day life for perception and cognition, ordinarily acts through the senses [U-Mind]. But if we can introvert the senses and turn the mind inwards [thru Æ-Mind, Dharana], It manifests itself through inner experience and an expanded mind [E-Mind, Dhyana]. Thus matter is separated from energy, thereby liberating the energy or ‘shakti’ principle [Valkyrie, Dragon, Dracula] which then unites with ‘shiva’ or consciousness, creating homogeneous awareness [O-Mind, Samadhi].

Just as a river expanding into the ocean, loses its limitations and restriction, similarly the finite mind expands into the cosmic or infinite mind and thus becomes a receptor and transmitter of the truth. When this occurs, there is a resulting explosion of energy and the inherent consciousness is freed from the matter. This can be likened to the kundalini experience and this has always been the aim of tantra.

Other philosophies also reach out towards the same goal, although the paths may differ. In vedanta philosophy, there Is the concept of ‘Brahman’ or the iaadivisible, homogeneous, all-pervading reality or consciousness. Brahman is derived from the root ‘brihan’ which means to expand, and can therefore e understood as expanding consciousness. It is this brahmic awareness, present in each of us, which is responsible for highest knowledge. It exists as one or the whole, towards which are constantly striving to unite.


From dim POV dis I-Mind & dæs Æ-Mind, “brahmic awareness”, Silence-To-Be, looks like um Expansion or Higher Knowledge but from dem POV des E-Mind it feels like Thunderstorms das Emotions and Clouds das Thoughts evaporating, leaving us in om Clear Blue Sky.


We can break down Artists into three Categories:
1. Personal Artists who create Personal Truths
2. Cultural Artists who create Cultural Truths
3. Mystical Artists who create Mystical Truths

The difference between a mandala created by an artist and that created by a mystic is significant. An artist communicates his inner experience by translating it into a concept that is bound by time and space, because his inside is not as profound as that of a mystic. It often conveys his emotions but not a metaphysical truth. A mystic, on the other hand, goes far beyond the limitations of the finite mind, emotions and intellect and, therefore, his experiences relate more profoundly to the universal concepts of the cosmos. Both artist and mystic explore and depict inner truths. However, an artist expels the experiences through his work of art, whereas the mystic continues to develop one experience into another. A mystic is not aiming to discover inner visions, but that which is even beyond. If an artist were to do the same, he would be transformed into a mystic. Therefore, all art based on divine inner experience has been able to withstand the test of time, and exists as an immortal and eternal idea. pp 68


If there were no tension or conflict, we would cease to evolve. We would remain complacent and inert at the level of tamas. However, due to this conflict a strain is created, and due to ‘the strain we are forever trying to find a balance. In our search for the balance we turn to the spiritual experi­ence and thus our evolution is pushed higher and higher. (pp 83, rr10-Confrontation)