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#2710 - Thursday, January 25, 2007 - Editor: Jerry Katz


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Deprogramming through the art of sleight and Underground Hip Hop


Y'all. Rapper dj nondual here. Part of the nonduality scene is the intentional effort to disrupt thought patterns so that we might get a glimpse of the clear sky rather than negotiate the clouds, the cops, the man, you know what i'm saying. Rap and hiphop lyrics appear to be a big part of that intentional effort. Listen to the lyric of the song that accompanies the video found at this link: The lyric is below.


Magic for entertainment is also a way of deprogramming, or could be, if it reminds us of how we could view everything with awe and wonder in a calm way, breathless way. What i'm saying y'all (that's right, I said y'all again) is what is needed sometimes is a disruption or a deprogramming, so that we can get a glimpse of the plain clear sky. That glimpse may then lead to a desire to know the Self. But even if disruption wakes us to the reality that our world is not what we think it is, the open state of mind that results is valuable within the larger dreamworld or trance state. In other words, the life that comes out of seeing that we're entranced, even if we remain within a vaster trance, is acceptable bullshit, y'all know what I'm sayin'.


Chris Brown, the magician in the video, writes on YouTube:


I'm a magician/Sleight Artist with a purpose. My purpose is to keep you from aging. I love what magic does to people. It brings wonder back into their life of logic and understanding. As a kid your whole world is magic. But as you get older you figure out how things work so it doesn't seem so magical anymore. The older you get, the more distant you become from the feeling of when you were 6 and it was Christmas eve while you were waiting for Santa. I'm not looking for applaud or attention. All i want is to re-introduce magic for you. Because everybody loves this feeling, but we forget it as we grow older. What I do is sleight art. But its the reactions that makes this real magic. Don't clap for me. Don't. Just sit there. And be a kid again.


Big thank you to Canibus for support and letting me use his song on this video.


Background on Canibus-


He's basically the freestyle king of the underground world. He is the undisputed Lyrical weight champion. See, in Radio rap you are judged on how much money you have and how catchy your beat is to dance to. Don't Confuse radio rap or Rap with Hip hop. Underground Hip Hop is the purest form of poetry and soul combined in the music industry. In this art form, you are not judged on money...or are judged plainly on Skill of word dexterity, imagery, wordplay, Knowledge, and descriptive real life story telling. Canibus is the mogul of Clever lyrics. There are a few rappers out there who come close, but at the end of the day, Canibus remains at the top when it comes to this field. I was fortunate enough to meet him and show him some magic after a show of his once. We hung out and i still talk to him. Which is why i had to use his song here on this video. This song changed my thoughts about him about 5 years back. Its symbolic in that this was the first Canibus song i've ever heard.


Song: Channel Zero - Canibus


Just to put some of these comments to rest.
- NO camera Editing
- NO Sleeve work (Sleeves have nothing to do with any of these effects. Do you really think I'd limit myself to HAVING to wear long sleeve shirts? No)
- NO special decks
- Everything that you see here on this video, can be done right in front of your face.


Thanks for watching. Subscribe and Stay tuned, better videos on the way. A big thank you goes out to each and every one of you.




******************PS part 2**********************
DVD is coming soon. I only show youtube 10% of what i know and what i'm capable of. I'll post snippets here on youtube from the dvd just so you guys have a general idea of what it will be like. Become my friend on myspace to get more up to date information and to read my bio ... (more)






The intentional effort to disrupt thoughts is illustrated in this lyric. There is some fairly pure nondual confession in here too, for example the chorus of the song, which isn't different that Nisargadatta or Ramana Maharshi instructing us to follow the I Am. Politics religion physics the military industrial complex occultism ufology biology history sociology astronomy transpersonal psychology (whatever happened to that?) are freestyled and there's something for everyone on the spectrum of nondual interest or curiosity (did i say, 'y'all know what i'm sayin''?). Listen:


Channel Zero

Artist: Canibus
Album: Can I Bus

Approximately fifty years ago
under the direction of President Harry Truman
and in the interest of national security
A group of twelve top military scientific personnel were established
This group's primary objective
was to desensitize us to the truth
And to suppress the material evidence that our planet is being visited
by a group of extraterrestrial biological entities called the grays

Tune in to channel zero (8X)

Yo, sometimes the road to the truth is, so elusive it's confusin
And reality becomes illusion
If I showed the masses where we was at or where we was goin
I'd shatter the social balance of the world as we know it
I'm talkin bout the grand deception, of 1947
When our souls were sold to the heavens
for technologically advanced weapons
Crystal enhanced, brain implants, and mind control methods
MJ-12 is not majestic
And the focal point of our problems on this planet are not domestic
You can accept it or be stupid and be a skeptic
and fail to recognize the secret society's deathwish
Ninety-seven percent of our Presidents were Masons
Responsible for launderin trillions of dollars from the nation
for the construction of underground military installations
Abductions and cattle mutilations
Experiments on human patients
can take place in several subterranean bases
A hundred and fifty stories below a basement
With knowledge of genetic information, you need to fear science not Satan
Cause through the manipulation of certain biological agents
they create strange creations
Top secret special operations
Low frequency sounds and lasers, people like Carl Sagan
that didn't believe in the Drake equation
were tryin to keep Western civilization on the need-to-know basis
Well you need to know that this is a game
and we're bein betrayed and played in the worst way

Tune in to channel zero (8X)

Yo, the holy script from Genesis 1-26
says, "Let us make man in our image under our likeness"
First of all who's THEY? You see if God
was truly a single entity that's not what he would say
We as the Elohim, Gods and Goddesses
posess a marvelously monsterous subconscious
Lifeforms that speak, in very high pitched sounds and squeaks
Short staccato clicks and beeps
A highly advanced form of speech
Even though to us it seems like they only chatterin they teeth
They used to swim deep in the oceans beneath
Til they fins transformed into limbs and they started to creep
Then they evolved into mammals with feet
And walked right from the shorelines onto the beach
They used gravity, cause it's actually the only force around
that could slow time and the speed of light down
The energy grid network, opened the gateway from Earth
to any point in the universe
Livin organisms and various, geomagnetic gravitational, anomaly areas
Space expedition teams in the lunar regions
reported seein, decapyramids and tetrahedrons
Liquid filled shoes, is what they used
to walk across the moon without leavin a clue
of where they been for the past twenty-three billion years
Before life on the surface even appeared
I hope you become aware what I'm spittin in your ear
was intended to stimulate your left-brain's hemisphere
I know it sounds weird, all these motherfuckin answers
and questions to the grand deception

Tune in to channel zero (16X)


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