September 13, 2000
Subject: trepan drills and info
Date: Wed, 06 Sep 2000 20:30:50 PDTHi,
Trepanning drills which shut off automatically or surgical trepanation,
which you recommend for people seeking trepanation, is not easily
available (if at all) as far as I know. Do you know where you can get
automatic shut-off drills? No doctor in Europe, Canada, or the US
As for Tibetan practice, there is some record of Tibetans doing
trepanations. T. Lobsang Rampa wrote about trepanation as spiritual
initiation in his book, The Third Eye. What fascinates me is how
solidly material this practice is: no measly meditations until one's
actual skull bone has a real third eye, a hole in one's head.
Just for the record, I do NOT approve of trepanation.
I do not believe that there is a short cut to Nirvana | Enlightenment.
Thank you for writing,
Subject: Re: trepan drills and info
Date: Fri, 08 Sep 2000 11:28:47 PDTYup, the young intiate gets trepanned. Tibetan mystic surgeons tap a bit of
bone between his eyes until he sees visions, presumably by stimulating the
pineal gland... rather directly. I'm amazed you don't recall that! It
stood out for me as vividly as a hole in the head.
Trepanation is certainly the shortcut to enlightenment. I know that now.
I enjoyed your write-up about trepanning, despite your disapproval.
>Trepanation is certainly the shortcut to enlightenment. I know that now.
I hope you agree that the magic of the Internet is not so much the technology
per se (although that too is wonderful) but the way it connects people and
expands the mind.
In this light, may I ask, how long have you been actively "on the path"
and where you think you are now, on the journey?
>I enjoyed your write-up about trepanning, despite your disapproval.
And I enjoyed your email.
Again, thank you for writing.
Subject: Holiness vs Holeyness
Date: Sun, 10 Sep 2000 22:38:25 PDTStrangely enough when I first read of the young acolyte having his brain
tapped I immediately resonated with this concept so strongly that it etched
itself into my consciousness for years to come. Thus when I read of
trepanning much later I thought of my earlier readings, not vice versa.
At the time the procedure seemed gloriously practical, a necessary step in
my ascension into the astral planes; however, my social circle was curiously
bereft of mystic surgeons, Tibetan or otherwise. I was quite a young man
myself when I read of this procedure and I'm sure that contributed to my
sense of identification with the initiate. I was very young indeed. I was
Fifteen years have passed. That is how long I have been on the path
So, where am I?? A good question. In hiatus, amidst darkness, within the
pause... unfortunatly, where I am now on the spiritual journey is nowhere
special at all. Which is why I consider trepanning. I have meditated,
yoga'd, Buddhistified and Zenized myself, eaten macrobiotically, practiced
Magick, breathed deeply and not at all, and lucid dreamed a dolphin's dance.
It is all insufficient. I sense something to trepanning. Perhaps I am
deluded or overhopeful but there are so many missing pieces of the puzzle I
suspect it completes. Unlike yourself, while I have perused the worlds of
astrology and numerology and found them fascinating, I have not found them
to deliver to me what I seek.
I will keep you posted if I get trepanned anytime soon ;)
Thoreau said it and I'm saying it: "Simplify, simplify."
I think those who are trying at all, are trying/looking too hard.
We need to go back to basics and practise spirituality in daily living.
It's become a cliché but "Om" really is where the heart is.
Think about this for a moment …
Why do we want to be able to do extraordinary things like astral travel,
psychic surgery, teleport, mind reading and the such?
Isn't it because we recognize our limitations in human form?
Isn't it because we need to free ourselves from these limitations?
I find it hard to believe that we are so bored with life that
we need these kinds of distraction.
Healthy distractions may be the best cure for worry but hey,
a hole in the head?
To begin with, we have to ask ourselves why we find ourselves in human form.
What is the purpose?
What is the point?
Just because we were born with that soft spot on our skulls,
doesn't mean we have to go back to where we were.
We have to accept that we are what we are for a reason.
The universe has a plan and Astrology is just one way to
reveal that plan for each of us.
Meditation is another way but from what I can make of it,
meditation is much misunderstood and thus, mis-practised.
Hence, most people who "meditate" do not get the results they are after.
From your email, I get the impression that you've probably been there
and done all that in previous lifetimes so you need to do something
different this lifetime to "complete the puzzle".
Like you, I have read about people who have had positive experiences
with trepanning or at least, while they were writing about it,
they thought they had.
I feel each person's experience with trepanning will be different
inasmuch as each person IS different.
I feel that for every one person who shares his/her positive
experience with trepanning, that a hundred, maybe more, "disturbed"
experimenters quietly slip or fade away into oblivion.
Even assuming trepanning does what people say it does,
there are no reliable accounts of what become of these people
years down the road.
Life is a marathon race; not a hundred-meter dash.
I'm all for taking things one step at a time.
If you jump the chasm, be clear that you could fall and hurt yourself.
Colleague Two spent about 10 years "reading" and counseling
budget travelers in Penang, Malaysia.
Left-over hippies from the 60's, orange-robed Sanyasins, Hari Krishnas,
avid believers of Nostradamus who really thought the world would end
if not in 1980 something, then, in 1999 etc …
In general, he found that the more they "looked" or thought they were looking,
the further they distanced themselves from what they were looking for.
They thought they were looking for something sublime.
But in actuality, they were looking for a way out of the mundane.
Nothing wrong with that except one shouldn't confuse the act of escaping
with the act of reaching for the sublime.
They thought they were "reaching" but they were actually lost.
Some traveled the world to "find" themselves to no avail.
We find ourselves within ourselves and within the framework of our
present lifetime's challenges.
We cannot run away from these "challenges".
We have to dig our heels in and face them.
We must not neglect the mundane for the lofty.
Often, the lessons which we have to master in a lifetime are found in everyday life.
And we achieve spirituality and enlightenment serendipitously.
What exactly are you looking for when you say you need to "complete the puzzle"?
Will being able to astral travel complete it?
What would you consider a "special place" to be in, spiritually?
And after you achieve that, what's next?
I was going to wish you "good luck" in your search but then I know
you'll be needing more than that.
Through the ethers, you reached out to me, so I'm assuming that on some level,
I am to influence the decision you ultimately make for yourself.
Know that I have given your idea a great deal of attention.
Even if you become certain that trepanation is the way to go,
how can you be sure that you will find the right person, spiritually,
to play this role in your development?
If you can find the said drill to do it yourself,
how can you be sure that there won't be "interfering forces" to
mis-manage the whole exercise?
Please see:Trepanation: July 20, 1998
Trepanation -- What Should Be The Final Word: May 29, 2001
Trepanation -- Some Words on The Final Word: June 21, 2001
A Cure For Psychosis?: Aug. 19, 2001
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