A taste of my past week here in Indonesia:
Research: Digging in deeper into my research about profound manifestations of ‘energy’ (chi, kundalini, prana, mystical – the names matter much less than the phenomena themselves and related implications), developing a database of people around the world with X-Men type abilities, and exploring similarities and dissimilarities from direct, first-hand experience and interviews. My discoveries last year are nothing compared to what I’ve begun to uncover in the past few months.
- Training: I hope to start training with a Javanese ‘traditional’ healer. The routine may include … fasting from all food and water from 4 am – 7pm daily, practicing martial arts-style energy training exercises 2-4 hours per day, and observing his healing sessions. Oh, and did I mention studying Koran? (That’s rights – an agnostic, Buddhist-leaning Jew living in a Hindu community, studying with a Muslim, apprenticing to learn ancient, animistic-type mystical powers!) My training, or at least my encounters with this healer, will be included in an upcoming documentary film.
- Ceremony: I accompanied some very close Balinese friends (also local traditional healers) to a ceremony near the village of Bangli, for a Hindu priest graduation ceremony. I watched traditional wayang puppeteering, and chatted with the son of a High Priests, who’s now a Facebook friend.
- Journalism: Cranked out travel articles about Dubai, Lebanon and Bali, which will be published shortly. Also, working a tad on pilot episode for a Discovery Channel travel series which I hope will expand into more work. I’m also taking extensive notes on all of my energy-related research, and hoping to write a book about my experiences and findings.
Day out of Time: According to the Mayan calendar, there are 13 months, each with 28 days. That’s 364 days, with one ‘extra’ day each year: the so-called “Day out of Time” – which was celebrated with reckless hippie abandon. Ab-Fab.
- Conversations: A pretty typical week, actually, with topics including: pyramid power, demonstrations of pendulums spinning in complex patterns from a person’s electo-magnetic field, warnings from beings in other dimensions, the binary mathematical nature of the I Ching, biological magnetite, the amazing pyramid in Bosnia and, of course, countless conversations about the phenomena of people who have electricity in their veins. I also learned more about Balinese gods (which, frankly, scared the shit out of me), corruption in the Indonesian legal system, and the mysterious powers of Kalimantan Puyang Puyang oil. Oh, and coincidentally (and once you’ve spend enough time here in Bali, you reevaluate the use of that word), a new friend happens to be one of the world’s leading masters of a specialized martial art which turns out to be the source of many people’s X-Men like abilities.