Zen Budo & Counter Strike


Zen Budo & Counter Strike are both presented by Ordo Octopia as a multi-level teaching, most specifically to introduce students to the concept of how our Attention-Energy can be described in terms of Tentacles.

It is a visionary concept drawn from the teachings of Don Carlos Casteneda regarding energy, psychology, and spiritual evolution, from which the writer and film maker George Lucas derived much inspiration.

“Luminous Beings are we, not this crude matter.” Master Yoda / Don Matus

The apparent focus of both essays is social politics. They are two parts of a sequence including other essays by the same author (‘A Bad Week and A Bottle Vodka’), containing further education less appropriate for our immediate purposes.


Zen Budo

This is the protocol.

They attack, thus putting me on the defensive.

I follow my training to use their own energy against them, instead of attacking them or defending.

I point out and highlight where they have flaws in their logic. If they took that on board they might improve the way their minds function. The basic principle being, if you irrationally attack another human for no reason, you are not thinking straight in the first place. If you rationally attacked another human for any reason, you are also not thinking straight in the first place. Most especially if your attack fails.

They cannot cope with the strategy. They wanted me to defend. They expected me to defend by attacking them back. They can exploit that system because the dynamic is open to exploitation. So, what they do instead, is to attack again in a different way. This repeated system of varied attacks is trying to find a flaw in his armour.

As a practitioner of budo philosophy, I recognise one very big thing here. They are attacking, but they do not know yet how to win. They have initiated a prolonged war, or they thought it would be much easier to defeat me than it is. In either case, they do not know what they are doing. Prolonged wars drain everybody. They also revealed that eventual goal is to defeat the target.

As that target, I value them as sparring partners. They are my teachers without whom I could not level up. They have alerted me that they are a threat to me and will continue to be so. Thus they are keeping my sword sharp. So far, I have not struck any blows. They are the aggressor.

Now, knowing that they are on a long-term agenda to defeat me, I attempted to pacify the situation. After they have come down from being defeated in initial attack, I offer them trade. I note that this will dirty me and put me at risk, but it is an attempt toward peace. It might even satisfy them that they made a mistake in the first place. Peace is infinitely more desirable than war.

Another option is to ignore them. To ignore somebody who has already attacked you, even though they were defeated, it’s not wise because they might come back and attack you again and win next time. So either I can improve my defences or rely on luck should they ever attack again. Only by trading with them can I; one, keep an eye on them; two, have an influence on them, albeit also to be influenced by them; three, seek lasting peace and integration.

A third option would be to defeat them utterly. Most of us live in a socio-economic community wherein outright murder is not going to improve my circumstances, nor theirs, nor anyone else involved.

Socially discrediting them for their own actions might warn the rest of the community what they are like and in the wider morality, benefits all. Because our existences cannot mutually ignore each other, given our fields of influence do overlap, segregation and apartheid is not a long-term answer.

That deep-seated resentment and generational indoctrination is historically known to permeate problems centuries after. We seek to end this.

Relying on third-party to adjudicate or use of a third party to adjudicate in any way, is a confession of both manipulation and disempowerment. A tiny person with a big army is still a tiny person.

Respectability from self responsibility and your personal spiritual development must face the challenges brought about by seeking long-term peace. This is the most honourable path of all.

I am expecting they will attack again. I’m expecting that even were we to ally, trade and work together for projects, they are still likely to attack again.

One of my trainers instructed: “keep your friends close and your enemies closer”. For many years I decided to ignore this advice because I wanted to surround myself with friends, not with animals. As I levelled up in experience, life circumstances become less clear cut.

To discern between genuine friends and those who once were a threat but became allies because of earning mutual respect; friends who simply never having crossed path before; and long-term, envious fake friends on a secret vendetta; all of which is a factor of life and always will be.

The discernment brings maturity. We learned to ignore and forgive because it is easier for everybody to improve. The greatest warriors never unsheathe their swords. Because it never comes to that. These are the ones we respect more than aggressors who’s glory in defeating enemies in battle set them apart, as warriors of the material world, not warriors of the spiritual world.

Budo philosophy encompasses both these things and instructs how to win.

The first lesson in how to win is how to learn. You cannot learn by being aggressive. Learning is yielding, not domineering assertion. The true masters are invisible, this is why you must seek them out. Were they visible, they would be an easy target and thus surrounded by their enemies, they would be in constant battle. Thus, a merit of a true master is one who having defeated opponents, no longer lives under constant threat.

I was instructed to seek out sociopaths and learn from them. The petty tyrants can teach us more Zen than the monk on the mountain. Fortunately, the community is full of pretty tyrants and they are easy to find! Simply follow the sound of battle.

Another essential lesson is in letting go. You only have so many tentacles. If these are gripping hold of yesterday’s rage, it is dragging you down like a dead weight. Satisfying it will pin you into a world which was on offer in the past, but which only your hate has brought into the future. By letting go, that tentacle is freed to reach towards a more optimistic tomorrow, to pull you up higher, to a more harmonious experience and way of being.

There are two powerful tools to help us let go, which are: acceptance and Forgiveness. Masters recognise those adept at these most respectable abilities.

©2018 Joe Russell


Counter Strike

And so, I have witnessed those who have declared themselves my enemy, changing their strategy in accord with the rebuff I presented them.

They change the context of their attack. They retreat from the battlefield, shouting: we won we won! They put the scenario into a different context, in which the hate for their chosen target is emphasised. One in which certain key factors are ignored and new factors are employed. To summarise this specific strategy, we label it as: changing the goalposts.

They have rephrased the situation, so that in the context in their minds, they have defeated their enemy.

That the enemy is still standing, disproves their claim and highlights that they are manipulatively delusional.

They may now draw on two factors. Which factor depends on which context is the dominant narration of the moment. They will switch between these whenever necessary to maximise their yield of attention energy. That is what this is ultimately all about, energy.

The first context is: having been defeated, they accuse their target of persecuting them, bullying them, belittling them, dividing them, deriding them, undermining them; this especially, undermining them. It’s pleasing to the poor-me victimhood syndrome which onlookers give them energy to placate.

The second context is that: they won! The battle was fun! They learned from it! But most especially, they have now established a situation which benefits them more greatly. The purpose of that first battle was not to win the battle. The purpose of that first battle was to create a new situation, in which they have two parallel contexts from which to operate. They believe this puts them in a better situation.

Having read this, you will see that I have remained true to my original intention of neither attacking nor defending against them. I am using their own energy against them, I am learning from them, and I am publicly analysing their system of operation.

Anybody else who can learn from this, most especially in the community immediately affected by it, will realise also how I am being used for their political gain. Will recognise also that I am remaining curiously impartial to their activities, and will recognise that they have come to me in an attempt to take from me, what I would have given freely had they come in peace, so as to empower themselves. I regard this last as a compliment and as a confession of my superiority. Had they so far defeated me, perhaps I would not.

I am confident that I can stand firm in my situation, having bent like a reed in the wind. I have to show this confidence because if I show any other face, they will see it as a sign of weakness and the flaw in my armour. They are now presented with a situation as it is.

The hate for their chosen target is emphasised. They are recruiting allies, “flying monkeys”, they are building an army because they require larger numbers for their next attack. I am anticipating it to be an attack by proxy. The agent will not publicly be affiliated with them.

©2018 Joe Russell





Facing Anger Paths

This is one of the worksheets produced “for the betterment of humankind”

It is designed for children and adults alike.


“Person” is chaotic, however never shows the Sorrow or Peace aspects of their cycle to others due to having been programmed that it is inferior to do that, so other people only see their Anger and Hate.

This frustrates “Person” thus creates a feedback loop keeping “Person” trapped into the Chaos and Hate cycles.

“Person” is offered choices of remaining in the Chaotic cycle, carefully editing who see’s which aspects of their character; or FACING the root cause of their cycles (Trauma Event), accepting and forgiving, to achieve Peace by-passing Anger and Sorrow altogether.

This is desirable yet can take years because facing the root causes is not easy even once having identified them. In most cases guidance is required. The worksheet has been created as a step toward that process of healing.

facing anger paths

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what is ordo octopia ?

twenty-first century genetic scientists have established that octopus do not originate from planet you call earth.

this is post blade-runner cyberpunk fact of life now.

octopia takes its title from concept that evolution means the development of any organism capable of hosting a soul of increasing advanced levels of sentience.

octopus being resonant to the digit eight are therefore the chaos star an energy which reaches out in all directions and assimilates.

the concept utopia or dystopia is amalgamated into the descriptor. octopia therefore means an advanced method by which higher dimensional consciousness can be accessed as a state of being and perceiving.

with innovation of virtual reality headsets where frame rate and pixel resolution are issues we cognize that human eyes have a limited number of rods and cones which gives us limited vision.

the pineal gland is liquid oil in whales and dolphins therefore has resonance ability for multi-sensory information transfer. human third eye is bio-electrical equivalent.

octopus have much higher number of rods and cones in their eyes than do humans therefore see in greater detail. their emotions are showed on their skin by colour adjustment a feature used also to match environment.

ordo octopia are to put a sense of order into the chaos.

“ascension through balance, balance through ascension.”

as we ascend through levels of perception we come to recognize that pulses in visual environment are not hallucinatory but evolutionary developments of ever more refined interaction with quantum reality wherein shifts of electromagnetic harmonies result in optical distortions as we integrate transition between multiple time-fields from one locality to another. time-fields being overlapping helix rather than different locations on a linear progression as it appears from within three dimensional perception.

succinctly, ordo octopia are a multimedia creative house operating in the fields of written literature, imagination based pen&paper role-playing games, virtual reality digital environments, audio soundtracks.

this has arisen from its roots as an integrative mystery school.


Basic Syllabus

The Basic Syllabus is supplemented by the Advanced Syllabus which is modular and extends each of the basic Parts in various directions usually by expanding the information base pertaining to it.


Preface / Overview

Anti-Divisionism through Harmonious & Holistic Relations.

Why binary gender is complimentary not opposite.


“Our society… women often complain about men thinking with their genitals although they are designed to while men often complain about women not thinking with their hearts although they are designed to. If we want to fix that, we must accept what we are supposed to be and do.” Rachel Bree


Part One inspired by the teachings of Mantak Chia. It shows clearly the basic tenet of how the human is a bio-electro-magnetic system albeit half of a whole system requiring complimentary binary gender to complete the circuit.

Part Two (to follow) is inspired by the teachings of Victa Corvo Penfold. It shows part one in relation to the septenary chakra system along with guidance on methods of using the breath to draw energy up through it for empowerment and a detail of what each chakra does as a sensory dimension.

Part Three (to follow) is about the growth of the 8th chakra in the upper chest / shoulder position by communicating (throat) the passion, and that the passion is known only through living by intuition without mental or emotional confusion; something which Modernism as a background society actively represses. This position of functioning by ‘communicating as our intuition’ (“authentic Being”) was taught by ancient cultures through such symbolism as Tau and Crux Ansata, the Ba bird in Egyptology; indicating the Horizon line beyond which are insights revealed by shift to higher chakra perceptual consciousness.

This bridges the gap between Eros and Thanos components (of Thanateros) as we evolve to integrate after-death consciousness into this lifetime.

Part Four (to follow) is necessarily about spirit mediumship. It draws on the teachings of Carlos Castaneda in ‘detaching from Mind’, something which Western Modernist school of thought describes as a mental illness but which Shaman from all over the globe throughout history have relied on to observe what is actually happening and gain deeper insight into Reality.

illustrations by Joe Russell (except for Bar magnet which is borrowed from the internet for educational purposes) produced on behalf of Ordo Octopia publications for the betterment of society in its advance toward harmony.

©2018 Ordo Octopia




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OO Overview 000-003


Ascensionem in Stratera

Stratera iusta et per Ascensionem

“Ascension through Balance

Balance through Ascension.”


O.O. Overview 000

By way of an introduction to the topic.

“One of the central philosophical tenets promoted by the Society was the complex doctrine of The Intelligent Evolution of All Existence, occurring on a Cosmic scale, incorporating both the physical and non-physical aspects of the known and unknown Universe, and affecting all of its constituent parts regardless of apparent size or importance. The theory was originally promulgated in the Secret Doctrine, the 1888 magnum opus of Helena Blavatsky.

According to this view, Humanity’s evolution on Earth (and beyond) is part of the overall Cosmic evolution. It is overseen by a hidden Spiritual Hierarchy, the so-called Masters of the Ancient Wisdom, whose upper echelons consist of advanced spiritual beings.

Blavatsky portrayed the Theosophical Society as being part of one of many attempts throughout the millennia by this hidden Hierarchy to guide humanity – in concert with the overall Intelligent Cosmic Evolutionary scheme – towards its ultimate, immutable evolutionary objective: the attainment of perfection and the conscious, willing participation in the evolutionary process.

These attempts require an earthly infrastructure (such as the Theosophical Society) which she held was ultimately under the inspiration of a number of Mahatmas, members of the Hierarchy”


Refer to Footnotes.

O.O. Overview 001

The tenets of the Theosophical Society has inspired New Age doctrine, a term which in 2016 means something different to what it did during the 1970s. The New Age Movement for the A.A. Age of Aquarius has been usurped so as to implement a control element over it, thus undermining its original intent.

Recent discourse with advocates of the neo-NAM has revealed their belief in an “Universal Law” which is contrary system of manifest physics to the overall scientifically verified structure that ‘reality conforms to projected preconceptions’. I have exposed the nNAM belief in UL in that it involves crooked thinking; much as the Buddhist re-invention of ‘Karmic Principle” (that we do is returned upon us) from Sanskrit ‘Kamma’ (simply; that ’cause has effect’) incorporates a morality system without overtly admitting to the fact.

In my esteemed opinion; IF (capitols intended) there is a Universal Law pervasive of all things; it is simply that ‘the nature of Reality is that it (reality) offers proof of projected preconceptions’. Ergo any structure we project into it will return to us perceived evidence supporting the structure. We exist within a free domain of creativity which has had set upon it limitations; some liminal, others sublime. Exploring the edge between the liminal and sublime and integrating that which is beyond it, is a necessary factor of Human cognitive evolution.

I am grateful to the nNAM sector for discussing their beliefs with me and I sincerely hope not to have offended them for coming at the issue from perspective of a non-christian foundation. Please refer to my notes regarding that dialogue which are included here as O.O. Overview 003. Unfortunately the original nNAM poster has apparently deleted the whole thread so I am unable to present a CBQ (copy block quote) of it here.

O.O. Overview 002

We explore the projected structures of Consciousnesses upon the manifest domain of ‘mass-time’; structures which operate from beyond the liminal edge of Human perception at our current stage of evolution. We live during the exciting time of an evolutionary quantum leap in that perception. Obviously some components evolve at different rates to others and the diversity within the melange of community is extreme and difficult to balance.

This being the Age of Aquarius where communication is key, we discover increasingly fluid methods of communication between remote consciousnesses. What were previously barriers and still are to many, dissolve as we adapt our sensory ranges and stance toward the structure, as a necessary and natural development and consequence of our coming to comprehend it better.

We map it using inherited jargon and appropriate newspeak. One such structure we project onto the chaos for our communal integration is the hierarchy system which we observe and measure. We measure energy in terms of Hertz and kiloHertz and we identify that all things are made of energy. We agree that so far, all measurable energy transmutes; it does not cease.

These become our immutable Laws.

We observe flux within the transitions and that at many stages these apparently isolated and random patterns are aspects of a much larger emerging pattern we were not previously able to associate. Simple patterns compare throughout many fields and levels of subject too diverse to quantify into an easy cohesion. The quest for simplicity is innate to many but not all. Those amongst us of diverse nature connect with ancient and future events seemingly irrational to those who have no appreciation for appropriate context.

The term ‘proper’ becomes subjective depending on frame of reference. Evidently then, to project a format upon the chaos is necessary for us to communicate with cohesion. The reptilian model we have inherited is simple to utilise; step by step, tier by tier, a hierarchal structure whose upper echelons, the hierophants, perceive further beyond the edge. Fringe cultures formulate as a natural part of the development and unless dangerous should not be restricted for they are necessary; although the consensus is always shifting.

O.O. Overview 003

The intention of the following is to liberate dogmatic mind toward objective clarity rather than religious conformity to the nNAM control structure. I am totally open to hearing any counter-argument to my own which is critical of the assumption that A there is a Universal Law and B what that Universal Law actually is. My personal stance quite evidently is toward infinite expansion, which is diametrically opposed to the nNAM belief that Universal Law is a morality system based on Karmic intervention. Within Infinite Expansion comes a necessity for orientation framework to avoid confusion. We are attempting to overcome that Human nature is to quibble over the framework and thus lose sight of any more meaningful objective. Authority is founded on the premise that Responsibility is Respectability.

JR CEO OO 29.01.16


“The Theosophical Society’s objectives evolved to be:

1. To form a nucleus of the universal brotherhood of humanity without distinction of race, creed, sex, caste, or colour.

2. To encourage the study of comparative religion, philosophy, and science.

3. To investigate the unexplained laws of nature and the powers latent in man.

Sympathy with the above objects was the sole condition of admission to the society. The Society was organized as a non-sectarian entity. The following was stated in the Constitution and Rules of the Theosophical Society

ARTICLE I: Constitution

The Theosophical Society is absolutely unsectarian, and no assent to any formula of belief, faith or creed shall be required as a qualification of membership; but every applicant and member must lie in sympathy with the effort to create the nucleus of an Universal Brotherhood of Humanity




1. Any Fellow who shall in any way attempt to involve the Society in political disputes shall be immediately expelled.

2. No Fellow, Officer, or Council of the Theosophical Society, or of any Section or Branch thereof, shall promulgate or maintain any doctrin[e ]as being that advanced, or advocated by the Society.[5]

The Society reformulated this view in a resolution passed by the General Council of the Theosophical Society on December 23, 1924.”