Our property on the Bay of Quinte is home to several species of native trees. In one area we call the glen, we’ve been witnessing an ongoing onslaught by invasive insects. Over a period of three to four years we watched helplessly as the ash trees slowly lost their battles to the Ash Borer Beetle. It bores pencil holes into the bark, then tunnels under it, robbing the trees of vital sap. Simultaneous attacks by tent caterpillars forced the trees to leaf out twice in the same season depleting their reserves.

The first tree to come down was a 60 foot specimen that was still mostly alive when we felled it. It came down with a heavy thud that shook the little glen, and sent my son and me running for cover.  We bucked the branches and left the trunk for another day.

Three nights later I awoke around 4:30 AM for a bathroom visit, and became wide awake afterwards. Since it was a mild October night, I put on my bathrobe and slippers in the dark, and decided to walk down to the glen to make a rare, early morning meditation.

As I descended into the glen I hit something. I had forgotten about the felled tree laying in the middle of the very dark glen. Even though my eyes were dark adapted, I did not see the branches lying on the ground until I walked into them. As I peered into the darkness before me, my eyes took in a faint ribbon of light stretching away from me for many feet into the night’s darkness. I had to take a few steps back to catch my breath and regain my balance.

Puzzled, I walked back up to the rim of the glen from where I could see that there were no patches of low-lying fog forming anywhere down in the glen. The night sky above was clear and starlit, and I could not see any sky shine from other ground sources. I gave the long sliver of glowing light a wide berth so as not to disturb it, as I walked around to approach it from another angle to see if I could discover its source and extent.  This time as I got closer, I could make out a soft grey-blue  glow hovering over the full length of the carcass of the tree. As my mind took in the significance of the scene my head dropped intuitively out of respect for what I knew in my heart was a lifeforce leaving the dying tree. I said some words of regret, and my body started to shake with excitement or cold, as I sat in quiet wonder.   

The glow disappeared as the morning light entered the glen. I rushed to the house to investigate the strange light on-line.  My cursory research suggested that the grey-blue glow fit the pattern for bioluminescence from decaying organic matter. The common name is Foxfire or Will ‘o the Wisp, and it was documented long ago. The usual sources are decaying matter and fungi, and the glow is so faint that it can only be observed if your eyes have been dark adapted. Apparently, the light is produced by a pair of special enzymes present in decaying matter which react with each other to release biophotons of soft light. After discussing the tree’s eerie glow with an experienced woodsmen and chemist, I chose the simple explanation that the light I had observed that morning came from rotting sawdust created under the ash bark by destructive beetle activity.

A few days later I started to dissect the trunk for firewood, and I noticed how thick the bark was, and how little actual sawdust had been produced by the beetle invaders. The amount of sawdust under the bark was trivial, and it just didn’t seem possible that so little organic matter could produce all the light that I had observed. In addition, the bark was so thick that it would surely absorb all the light photons completely. More compelling, was the sudden realization that the rest of the ash trees that were still standing were equally infected, but they did not give off any visible light emissions on that night. As the realization sank in; that the eerie glow over the dying ash tree was most likely its life force or spirit leaving the dying carcass, it sent a chill up my spine.

I consulted some of the top forestry research and management experts in Canada, who ruled out an explosion of the Armillaria fungus, that glows in the dark forest, and can spread over large areas of forest floor and acts as a communication system for trees. It became clear that the unusual glow could not be explained satisfactorily by natural processes. I reviewed my personal impressions as I witnessed the event, keeping in mind that my human presence in the glen could have perturbed the natural electromagnetic field energies present on that morning. The physical evidence I observed that morning informed me (mentally and spiritually) that spirits live  in trees. Why is there no documentation of this anywhere? Can only autistic eyes discern spirits and things that glow in the night? Now I see trees differently. Wherever there are trees, there is abundant life. They’re like living fasteners that connect the sky with the earth. Because they live in both worlds, they act as a conduit of communication between them.  

FMRI studies reveal that consciousness is still measurably present after the brain/body has died, telling us that consciousness is not the result of biological processes. Science supports the theory that trees have intelligence, because trees have been observed to mount organized defences against a deadly threat like invading insects. Planning and strategizing require creative thought.

When the rest of the ash group is felled this spring, they will hopefully provide more opportunities to study this undocumented phenomenon, perhaps with a night vision camera.

Shamanic and other spiritual cultures around the world honour and use sacred trees as: portals or gateways to hidden worlds, sources of wisdom, and even wish fulfillment. To name just a few, the Mohawks of North America honour the cedar as the sacred tree of life. The Caribe natives honour the ceiba tree, and West African’s have spiritual relationships with the iroko tree.

The visible light emissions coming from the ash tree trunk 3 days after it was cut down, proved to me with high confidence that trees have a spiritual nature that gives them life, and it can be observed and possibly documented under the right conditions.


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Comment by Steve Staniek on September 9, 2020 at 6:20am


Most autistic people live, by choice or default, on the margins of society where they feel more comfortable and less exhausted. Trying to fit a square person into a round neurotypical hole every day, takes much effort, and may result in various forms of personal pain that we wish to avoid.

It could be a very simple matter of separation or distancing from the main herd that allows us those of us on the spectrum to grow up less culturally conditioned, preferring our own original thinking and ideas, to those that were imposed on us by the silent authority of community culture.

Or it could be that our perspective tends to be more informed by the patterns that our autistic minds discern, and which NT don't. ,

I'll restate this briefly here, because I've discussed it on previous posts, but autistic people "view", and therefore experience the world differently. What we "see" differs from what NTs may see. I feel this is incredibly important because, what we see represents the world we live in. The world I see and live in, has to satisfy my needs, and it also fit into, or at least be compatible with all the other worlds nested together in the same paradigm that we share as consensual reality. How the hell does all that work without unravelling into chaos?

Based on my personal experience, spectrum people come with or develop much higher sensitivity to many things, including those control mechanisms used by society to manage the behaviour of others.

What I call "social delusions" are powerful thought control mechanism [egregores?], that most NTs are not aware of, but which they willingly embrace in order to belong, and which become the main operating systems in their minds for life.

The list of social delusions is long, and it grows exponentially under today's dark conditions of fear, hate, anger, greed, etc.. 

1. Organized Religions - The greatest delusion to curse planet earth is the delusion that organized religions are beneficial for humanity - Organized religions posing as spiritual liberation systems, have in fact destroyed and enslaved more lives than any global tyrant or criminal organization could ever accomplish. The human ability/need to believe has been used to enslave and feed on humanity for thousands of years.

Comment by Steve Staniek on September 1, 2020 at 4:55am


When I examine the bioluminescent phenomenon produced by my subconscious mind, and witnessed by my conscious mind on that night in October [2018],  it’s becoming increasingly clear that it was in fact a violent event on the physical and spiritual levels.

On the physical level, I walked into a tree branch in the total darkness of night, and the branch struck my  face so hard that it set off optical discharges, and left scratches on my cheeks.  Though I was never in any real physical danger, the blow to my head triggered whatever defensive systems were embedded in my physical being. Since then, I’ve discovered that we have fantastic on-board defences that we are not aware of, and do not consciously control.

On the spiritual level, my subconscious reacted to the sudden threat in the dark, by releasing my etheric material, which is apparently composed of cosmic or spiritual energy like prana, chi, or orgone etc... This etheric material has been called the Etheric Double because it is like a membrane layer that replicates our physical self in every way, and it remains connected to our physical body by a long thin silver cord. When that cord breaks, the owner cannot return to his physical body.  My subconscious mind projected that membrane of energy in the form of a blanket that covered the entire trunk of the fallen ash tree to prevent any further attacks on me.  It was a burst of spiritual violence released by my subconscious to a life threatening event.

Comment by Steve Staniek on August 29, 2020 at 8:12am



Were the Roman authors of the bible, trying to show feminine energy emerging from masculine energy when they created the divine trinity? Or did they tap into other ancient knowledge that reveals how divinities are the subconscious aspects of human consciousness?  

Once we understand that Roman Catholicism was invented by ambitious mortal Romans, and not a bunch of Hebrew holy men wandering in the desert and healing the people with exorcisms, we free ourselves from thousands of years of social delusions that have controlled, driven, and harmed humanity.

We know how Rome, thru the Flavians [1st century], and Constantine [3rd century],  hijacked a fledgling ministry started by an itinerant Essene shaman called Jesus, who attracted followers and roamed the Levant around 30 CE. We know that a historic Hebrew character named Jeshua was active in those days, because his travels along the old silk route were traced by historic explorers like Holger Kirsten, who wrote: “Jesus Lived in India”.  Kirsten found written evidence of Jeshua’s studies in a Tibetan mystery school, and along the old silk trade routes that were sprinkled with Jewish settlements. Even in those days, seekers often studied in various mystery schools. 

Roman records inform us that Roman politicians conscripted turncoat Hebrew writers [Josephus, etc], to create false narratives [gospels]. Rome elevated the itinerant shaman Jesus to a Roman god, created false gospels to support the fake narrative, and Christianity began to dominate and pacify Rome’s enormous slave population.

Christianity became the central prong in Roman conquest as Roman Catholicism was violently imposed on indigenous nations for the next two thousand years. Christianity became organized crime, as it destroyed nations and religions that stood in its way of total domination.

When we read the Roman gospels, we see how the old warrior god Yahweh, who was taken from the Babylonian and Anunnaki pantheon of gods [ by Hebrew priests in exile and then Romans], has been presented as the lower god of materialism [total destruction in Jericho], that lives and reigns in our male subconscious minds as fear, while the son of the old god has emerged with new feminine energy, and lives and reigns in our new spiritual consciousness as love.

Comment by Steve Staniek on August 28, 2020 at 5:40am


In a previous post I showed how my subconscious mind rose up immediately to protect me when I was punched in the face by a tree in the dark. My etheric response was instantaneous, and commanded by my subconscious mind. It revealed to me: the deep secret of human construction, the power of our subconscious mind, and how fantastically it operates beyond the more limited capabilities of our conscious mind.  

Upon reflection, I become aware that my subconscious mind state has often emerged unbidden to protect me against great trauma.

In my youth, when a life experience occurred that was too traumatic for me to process in the moment, and I sensed an overload of fear that could overwhelm and crush my personal freedom and sovereignty, my subconscious and its on-board defensive system kicked in to protect me.

One common night horror was a visit from an ugly primitive looking creature that would sit on my chest like a heavy rock, and rob me of my breath. I could barely get a glimpse of it from under the sheets, but it was so terrifying that I knew had to leave my body or perish.

                                                              Not you again!

I needed to find a safe place to hide until the horror went away. And it happened, as though I had done it many times before, my conscious awareness separated itself from the nightmarish horrors of the particular event in order to prevent an emotional overload that could breakdown my sovereignty.  I fragmented my self in order to survive, and emerged the next morning with a somewhat different sense of self.

In many ways our brain-mind seems to function like a computer, where our life experiences are recorded, like any other abstract data, to be stored for later use. Bits of data can become lost in memory because they’re recorded in different parts of a computer’s memory, and not related to other data. The computer or human memory becomes fragmented by isolated experiences that are ‘not wired together’. To coin an old neurosciences phrase, “Neurons that fire together, wire together”.

When I revisit these traumatic scenes now, and feel my way through the events in a compassionately creative way, I believe that I can rewire the event in memory and re-energize it with my conscious attention to bring about real self-healing, or repair of the system.

As my conscious mind begins to recognize the hidden contributions of my subconscious mind, it no longer seems as shadowy, hostile, threatening, or oppositional. The relationship between my conscious and subconscious states of mind is changing, as the fear that separates that ancient relationship begins to dissipate. A little voice now tells me that perhaps integration is possible.

Comment by Steve Staniek on August 17, 2020 at 4:46am


It was actually Hebrew turncoat Titus Flavius Josephus, and not "Pliny the Elder"who helped the Roman imperial family known as the Flavians, create false Christian gospels that would pacify the rebellious populations in the Middle East. After Emperor Constantine edited the contents of the first bible in 325 CE to suit his agenda, Roman made Christianity would eventually become the state religion of Rome, instituted to pacify Rome's huge slave population that was threatening rebellion. 

European nations that were once victims of the Unholy Roman Empire, used the Roman formula for colonization with Christianity as its central prong, when they destroyed much of the indigenous world. Systemic Christian violence destroyed  most of the naturally occurring religions during a 500 year period of genocidal land theft in the Americas, and other places around the world. 

Comment by Steve Staniek on August 10, 2020 at 6:56am


As I look back over this blog which started in March 2019, it’s grown into an honest journal of my personal experiences since that strange moonless October night in 2018, when I had an accidental collision with a fallen tree on my property.

While many journeys of the human soul take a lifetime to complete, this very short journey took less than an hour. It started early one morning around 4:00 AM when I made a bathroom visit, after which I found myself wide awake. Since it was a warm October night, I decided to put on my bathrobe and walk down to a small glen on my property, where my dowsing surveys had detected lines of electromagnetic energy emerging from the landscape. These ground energies are strongest at sunrise, and I wanted to experience a meditation under these conditions.

It was a moonless night, and I felt relaxed as my sleepy feet led me down into the glen. Suddenly, something out of the darkness punched me in the face, stopping me in my tracks. As I stood in shock, it took a couple of seconds to realize that I had walked into some tree branches belonging to the tree we had cut down a few days before. The impact around my eyes produced what looked like electrical discharges from my optic nerve, and after they quieted down I saw a thin silver ribbon emerge and move away from me. When I walked around the tree lying on the ground to see what had happened, I saw how the silver ribbon had grown into a huge display of bioluminescence. It looked like a cloud about one inch thick, and hovering passively over the entire length of the tree trunk, producing a faint grayish-blue light that shimmered.

I knelt beside the bioluminescence, and as I studied it, a feeling of quiet reverence swept over me. I knew somehow that what I was observing was so extraordinary that it did not belong to ordinary reality. It looked like it came out of the fallen tree, and I assumed too quickly that it was a form of subtle energy that had emerged from the dying tree.

Most hero’s journeys seem to be about human spirit falling into matter, but this journey hurled me, holus bolus [subconscious et al], into the world of cosmic light. I would chase that light for the next year, until my journey ended in Theosophy. There, I learned that the bioluminescence that I had been staring at in the dark and attributing to the fallen tree, was in fact an integral part of me, that my subconscious mind had deployed in a moment of crisis to defend me, when the branch hit my face in the dark.

As a senior, I wasn’t sure I had the fire in the belly required to go on a serious journey, but the event dangled before me…and I needed to know the nature of that light. For the next year, I went deep and investigated many sources of naturally occurring bioluminescence, including Wilhelm Reich’s orgone energy. That sojourn revealed the life cycle of bions, and the all pervasive [divine] ether that fills the cosmos.

After exhausting all scientific explanations, I found meaningful information and explanations in material provided by the Theosophical Society. The Etheric Double, by A. E. Powell describes my etheric double perfectly, and provides many examples of instances where a person has been able to disconnect their etheric matter and use it to see into or travel to other world’s. In 1848, the Fox sisters introduced spirituality to the world, and those who took up the movement were able to connect with an use their etheric energy in physical ways. The rest is history.

Summing up, I believe that my hero’s journey into light was successful, and brought me back a tremendous amount of hidden information about how I am constructed and how I work on deeper levels, without my conscious knowledge, and more importantly perhaps, without my direct control.

It is now my duty to share this valuable information with humanity.



Comment by Steve Staniek on August 1, 2020 at 7:41am


The United States of America is an old military state that boasts the world’s biggest and most powerful, nuclear armed war machine. Today, the USA terrorizes and dominates the globe with massive violence and threats of violence, in order to have its way in the world. To soothe the national conscience, the state hides its military aggression by disguising it with the powerful social delusion known as: “American exceptionalism”.

With constant support from a complicit American media, Washington pretends to advance a global agenda of: liberation, democracy, and human rights, which the media markets to a confused American public as “police work” designed to maintain global order [in the American Empire]. About 93% of its history has been taken up with making war against weaker nations, and today it uses more than 700 military bases to intimidate and control sovereign governments, not unlike holding them hostage in their own countries, as a way to secure its hold on foreign national wealth, within the brutally violent American Empire.

Sane societies view national health care as the most important function of their national defence. The physical and mental health of each individual is far more important to peace loving communities than bombing strategic targets in foreign lands to gain control over their resources. Noam Chomsky informs us that the American public initially opposes every American-made foreign war, until US troops are committed by government. Once US troops are sent in, the American public becomes politically tricked, coerced, and shamed into supporting another US takeover war, because to oppose it at that stage would be unpatriotic and dangerous in a military controlled state. The American public is coerced into repeatedly supporting hate crimes known as war.

The actual origin of the COVID-19 pandemic that was unleashed in Wuhan China, is still unknown. It was promptly brought under control in just a couple of weeks in Wuhan, China, by a self-protecting public, not the government. The people in Wuhan had become culturally conditioned to deal with airborne hazards, and used respiratory protection naturally, without official prompting, at the first sign of respiratory viruses. The Hong Kong press reported an upsurge in face mask sales before the official lockdown was announced days later. An experienced, self protecting public that doned face masks without orders, was the key to success, and it was not orchestrated or imposed by government, but happened naturally. Since no political groups could take credit for the crushing of the viral outbreak, it was not highlighted or discussed, by a politically biased and interfering western media.

Today, because the American government imposed a set of social engineering measures [lockdowns, social distancing] instead of protective measures [face masks to stop airborne viruses] on its populace, we recognize the pandemic as an opportunity for western governments to increase their control over the populace with social engineering. If face masks had been prescribed by governments there would be little or no need for social engineering or destroying the economy by the architects of the Deep State, to make way for the New World Order of government, whose agenda is more oppression and enslavement.

Because the American public has been “denied and deprived’ of effective respiratory protection with face masks for many months, the USA is now being ravaged by the COVID pandemic. The unchecked pandemic has produced an estimated 4,700,000 infections [reported], which is realistically closer to 47 million infections, and 150,000 deaths [a shocking 6% death rate].

It is abundantly clear that the US Department of National Defence with an enormous budget that dwarfs the price tag for national health care, has failed to protect the American public in its hour of extreme and legitimate need. Isn’t it time to examine national defence with ethical eyes, and put the welfare of families above the profits of war making corporations who care nothing about families?

Comment by Steve Staniek on July 24, 2020 at 9:01am


Throughout human history we humans have recognized those creatures around us that have the ability to move through different worlds, and return to this world. 

                                                   Thanks to Dawid Iurino

The lotus [India] and crocodile [Egypt] have been revered for their ability to travel to other worlds, and we have learned to follow..The lotus is born in the dark underworld of water and rises to open in the sunlight, and the crocodile emerges from the depths of the unknown waters, to climb out onto land.


Comment by Steve Staniek on July 22, 2020 at 9:25am


While struggling through the Red Book last summer, I became fascinated by Jung’s character Philemon. He seemed to represent the voice of ancient reason, living “humanely” in the unpredictable chaos of the great [undifferentiated] wilderness.

A few months ago, I wrote and posted a short story about a wild cat who I named Philemon. Later, I named the story “The Alchemy of Healing”.

A few weeks later, I had been installing new railings on the back deck, when I decided to come in for a cold drink. As my hand reached for the fridge door I heard a big bang, like a brick hitting my patio door. I ran back and slid open the glass door to see a kingfisher bird lying on it’s back, on a chair beside the door. It’s eye was searching the sky before finding mine, and then it closed slowly as I spoke soft words of encouragement. It had seen a reflection of the Bay water in the glass door, and unfortunately it flew into it full bore.

I’m a birder living in a glass house, and therefore used to seeing many birds collide with glass. About 70% recover from the head injury if protected against scavengers. Even snakes will linger near the areas where birds fall, hoping for a quick meal.

I was very shocked to see a kingfisher lying on my deck. We live about 150 feet [like a 15 storey building], above the waters of the Bay of Quinte. This is where eagles and osprey fly daily, but we never see kingfishers way up here. They’re diving birds, and they prefer the lower levels ie: wetlands, rivers, ponds, and lakes.

The dead kingfisher was such a rare and unexpected event, that moments later I remembered Jung’s dead kingfisher, the one he found unexpectedly during a walk along the shore, at a time when he was pondering the mysteries of the character Philemon used by Faust. The synchronicity inspired Jung to dive into and explore the subconscious layer of humanity, through his fantasies in which he allowed his characters the free will to say what his conscious mind could NEVER say out loud.

Jung took the character Philemon from Goethe’s Faust, and he painted him with kingfisher wings, the wings of a diving bird. Why a kingfisher?

                                                Thank you Philemon Project

The kingfisher is a beautiful diving bird that plunges fearlessly into the depths of the unknown, where it finds nourishment among dangers, and it’s great wings carry it back out, to safety. The kingfisher travels to other worlds, and has mastered the air, the land, and water. It knows the secrets of each layer of life as it transcends each one subjectively.


                                                                         My photo

Thank you great bird for coming and sharing the secret of your wonderful wings, that take us to hidden places, to find great secrets of the universe inside us. 

Comment by Steve Staniek on July 3, 2020 at 12:32pm
THANK YOU..so much for providing the recording of Racism in America, Integrating the Shadow. Great discussion by Fanny Brewster and David Ragland, with lovely support from James.
Racism has been the curse of humanity, and slavery has been, and still is just one major event away. My parents were made slaves for five years during WWII, when Germany tried to colonize Europe and the USSR. The first thing Nazis did was overrun Poland, and take slaves back to work in Germany. Today, slavery rears its ugly head silently in toxic legislation like the Patriot Act in the USA, and the Anti-Terrorism Bill in Canada, that trump our human rights, and restrict many of our freedoms.  
It was a great honour and pleasure, to hear and feel Fanny's voice of reason express original thoughts from a beautifully sovereign heart-mind. The clear timber of her voice suggests she has transcended the many cultures she has lived in, to become the new voice in the wilderness.  

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