CHAPTER 6: “One Flew “INTO” The Cuckoo’s Nest” Part 2:  “Surf’s Up!”…

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I was now in Unit 3600!

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And looking out this lock-down ward’s wall-to-wall picture window, at that big, beautiful, and beckoning Mount Shasta, towering over the distant southern horizon, I longed, no, I LUSTED to be up there once again, skiing carefree in my blissful ignorance, down those massive slopes!

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Yes, I longed for the former days of my blissful ignorance, which I knew were gone forever!

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And now, those past, “old days”, were merely memories.

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Now, the sub-title of this chapter is “Surf’s Up!” And the reason for this title is the really odd phenomenon: that so many societal changes come and go like the tides of the ocean.

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And now that I knew that unseen powers controlled this world, the “how’s” and “why’s” of these societal tsunami tidal-waves began to make sense.

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And by reading this chapter, you might just find yourself agreeing with this assessment of how and why these societal and cultural tsunamis come and go… 

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CHAPTER 6:

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“One Flew “INTO” The Cuckoo’s Nest”

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Part 2: 

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“Surf’s Up!”…

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ANOTHER DUDE NAMED CHUCK

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And as already mentioned, my public schooling had a big impact on my spirituality, because it constantly pressed Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution on us students.

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And so, my spiritual life (which wasn’t that great to begin with!) was kind-of like the Moon, when it begins to wane thinner and thinner.

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And I was now just becoming a teenager. My interests were turning toward other things besides pets (pets like good ol’ Sammy, the Samoyed).

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I now had new and better things to do, exciting places to go, and new people to meet!

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Goodbye daily prayers!

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“SURF CITY, HERE WE COME!”

(Lyrics from the 1963 hit by Jan & Dean, “Surf City”)

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At this point in time, a new musical genre had just taken the world by storm: Surf Music! And Hot-Rod Music!

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This opened up a brand new culture here in America for those of us who were coming-of-age. Fast and heroic songs about hot-rod races and daring surfers! And syrupy-sweet love songs about surfer girls and falling in love, under an amber sunset on a warm summer California beach (warm Oregon beaches? Not so much!). 

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“…AND UPON ALL PLEASANT PICTURES”

Isaiah 2:16

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And this music, with its exciting and even romantic songs and flawless harmonies, and pleasant pictures of surfing, and oceans and pretty girls, was just about as intoxicating as well…as intoxicating as…well, I didn’t know how intoxicating it was! Because up to this point, I never tried any intoxicant. But this new music was incredible! It was original! It was romantic! It was fresh! And it painted such a wonderful image of the romanticism attached to the ocean, and to surfing, and to being young…and in love!

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ANNETTE

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And even my Mickey Mouse Club childhood sweetheart, Annette Funicello (who btw, I was 100%, head-over-heals in-love with, but I also had just a little competition! You see, every other boy in America also had a crush on Annette!) she had all grown up, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Annette_Funicello_Former_Mouseketeer_1975.jpgand traded in her Mousketeer Hat for a swimming suit, and was now making surf movies!

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Well, I too got on board this giant wave, known as surf-music. No, I didn’t take up surfing. Nor did I take up hot-rod racing (I was only 13 or 14)! But I (and everybody else) listened to that incredible music, day and night! And of course, with such romantic ballads, and other similar songs, at a time, when I was entering teen-hood, this was like nitro-to-glycerin, as far as I was concerned! I mean, well…I didn’t have my old pal, Sammy the dog anymore.

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Annette Funicello Former Mouseketeer 1975

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GIANT TSUNAMI OF SURF MUSIC!

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But now, I myself had turned into a love-sick puppy dog! My thoughts had turned to finding a girlfriend…and finding one ASAP! And I was no different than any other teen of that period of time. The entire nation of teens were swept up in this giant wave, called Surf Music. 

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And in addition, in the not-too-distant future, I would find myself singing pop songs to the pretty, young girls. Oh yeah, me and a few other guys began imitating those surf-music groups, and we began singing to our girl-friends at parties, and on snow-ski buses, etc… And then eventually we formed a musical combo, and began to play dances. And what better way is there, to find a girlfriend, than to play in a dance band!

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MICKEY-MOUSE-CLUBBED BY CUPID

“IN DREAMS YOU’RE MINE”

Lyrics from Roy Orbison’s 1963 song, “In Dreams” 

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And speaking of Annette, I remember on one of our family’s summer camping trips, probably at beautiful Big Lake up in the Cascades. I was in the 5th or 6th grade.

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But one day, I wandered out into the forest a short distance from camp. And as I sat on a fallen log, I began to envision Annette coming out into this little clearing in the woods, and then we passionately embraced and kissed! Well, this little scenario repeated in my teenie-tiny brain for about an hour. And the incredible thing about this was how intoxicating it was to me! I mean, it was so overwhelming, http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/File:Devil-goat.jpgwords can barely describe it.

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Now, thinking back on it, I finally realize that it wasn’t just me in charge of this narcotic-like fantasy, but actually was that old, “Hope you guessed my name” dude, now posing as Cupid!

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“EVERYBODY PLAYS THE FOOL SOMETIMES!”

Chorus lyrics from the 1973 hit by Main Ingredient, “Everybody Plays The Fool” 

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Now about this same time, there was a new girl in school. Boy, was she cute! And I was so absolutely smitten by her, that I would often go about 4 blocks out of my way home from school each afternoon, just to stand and wait on the old Mill-Creek Bridge, hoping to see her as she passed by on her way home.

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I even remember asking a friend, who delivered newspapers to her house, if I could go with him one day. Well, as his paper-route finally arrived by her house, I asked him if I could throw the newspaper onto her porch (just hoping she’d see me in such an action-hero pose, tossing her newspaper right down on her doorstep!).

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But as I threw the paper, I lost my balance, and went crashing to the street. And much to my embarrassment, my dream-girl, her mother, and brother all came hurrying out to help peel me off the pavement.

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And so, that little episode probably cured me of following her around like a love-sick little puppy dog!

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And well, this was the first time this young kid made a fool of himself over a female.

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But would it be his last time?

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Whadayou think!?! 

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WIPE OUT!

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Well, a few years passed by. And just about as fast as the surf music tsunami swept over America, there came another tsunami, which just about wiped out surf music in a single day! Actually it was more like a pestilence! It was a swarm of beetles and crickets, etc., in the form of British music!

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And immediately, almost the entire teen population around the world, it seemed, were smitten by this British invasion! So everybody ditched their surf boards and hot rods, and grew out their crew cuts, and the young people in many nations were led away by these pied pipers from Liverpool.

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And so was I. 

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But in the process of time, these mopped-haired magician musicians began a magical mystery bus tour, to lead the world’s young people into drugs as they began weaving hallucinogenics into their music. And millions of teens around the world got on board that magical mystery bus tour, and began experimenting with drugs.

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And so did I.

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‘SUMMER OF LOVE’ IN HAIGHT

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Well, after a few more years, and this drug-music developed into the Hippy movement. But I won’t go too much into this third wave which swept over the younger generation in http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Junction_of_Haight_and_Ashbury.jpgthe late sixties. The Hippy Scene: Haight Ashbury, Woodstock, and all those drug-induced, long-haired rock groups. Oh yeah, I got caught up in that movement too! Our band threw out all those dance songs, and began playing what was dubbed, Acid Rock. Yeah, we had all the colored lights and vomit-inducing strobes and un-danceable, heavy music.

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“THE FOREVER 27 CLUB”

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But that whole drug-filled Hippy music scene didn’t last long. No, it all seemed to come to an abrupt halt when three very giant super-stars met their untimely deaths, while on drugs. They became known as “The Forever 27 Club”, because they were all 27 years old when they all died in just a 12 month span (along with Rolling Stone, Brian Jones, also 27. More members joined, unfortunately, in the following years).

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Clinton_09.jpg?uselang=eo“WHEN THE MUSIC’S OVER, TURN OUT THE LIGHTS!”

(Title of the 1967 Doors song)

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As a matter of fact, I saw Jim Morrison and The Doors at an outdoor concert in Eugene Oregon, in 1969, roughly 2 years prior to his untimely death. And just before singing his opening song, with his back to the crowd he apparently shot something into his veins, and then ripped off the tourniquet from his arm, swung around to face the crowd, let out a long scream as the raw, throbbing music commenced, and that began his show.

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And at the time, this teeny-tiny brain of mine thought that was a “very cool” way of opening his musical act.

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But as it turned out, the only “very cool” thing about all that, was Jim’s body, as it cooled down to room temperature, on the night the Grim Reaper paid his visit to Mr. Morrison, on July 3rd, 1971!

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Yes, these three mega-stars (plus Brian Jones) died one after another! It was a triple shock to society. And it no doubt served as a wake-up call to the younger generation. They most likely realized that infamous, “Magical Mystery Tour”, was actually just a “Tour-de-Sheol”: a “date-with-death”!

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Oh yeah, it lasted a few more years. But it was now like a receding tide.

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“Maybe drugs aren’t such a cool thing”, we surmised.

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Clinton_09.jpg?uselang=eo“CINNAMON GIRL”…..?

(Title of the 1970 Neil Young song)

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Pamela_Courson.jpgP.S. – And oh yeah, by the way, Jim Morrison’s long-time girlfriend, Pamela Courson also died…of a heroin overdose…two years after Jim…at the untimely age of…you guessed it…27.

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THE FLOODS OF SATAN

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Now I’ve touched on this personal history for several reasons. And one big reason is to make a point about those gigantic musical and cultural waves which swept over the younger generation of the 60’s: Surf Music, the British Invasion, and the Hippy Scene.

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But here’s the point. As one looks at all the various cultural waves that have swept through the land, (and still do), one must ask his or her self this question: “Why do these societal tidal waves happen?”

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Now are we really supposed to believe that these three phenomenons all just happened by accident?

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Are we actually supposed to accept the absurd notion, that a mere handful of pimple-faced teenagers, can possess so much hypnotic power, that they and their music can actually lead an entire generation down into the moral and spiritual abyss?

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Or did they have help?

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Yes, did they perhaps have UNSEEN HELPERS?  Were the same type of spiritual powers who were now causing me all this torment in the mental ward, belong to a much greater legion of many unseen spiritual beings, who are leading humanity in and out of one spiritual and cultural tidal-wave after another?

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Listen to this passage… “I will call on the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies. When the waves of death compassed me, the floods of ungodly men made me afraid; The sorrows of Hell compassed me about; the snares of death prevented (or, came against) me;” Psalms 22:4-6

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Now this above passage begins to make sense of these phenomena which sweep over society like giant waves from time to time. And don’t these incredible cult-hero-phenoms seem like giant destructive waves? But the fact is, the Bible compares the activity of Satan’s orchestrating powers to waves and to waters!

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Listen again… “And there appeared another wonder (sign) in heaven; and behold a great red dragon… And the serpent (i.e., the Dragon, Satan) cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman (the Church), that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood. And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth.” Revelation 12:3, 15, 16

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So this passage lets it be known just who is behind these floods which seem to carry away entire generations into moral and spiritual destruction. His waves come, and then after a time, the earth seems to swallow them up. But after a while, another wave comes.

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But hey! If you wanna believe that these mega-cultural-tsunamis are merely accidental or coincidental, you are certainly free to believe that way!

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But maybe you’re being just a bit naïve!

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WHY DID GOD ALLOW THESE THINGS TO OCCUR?

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:At_a_loss.svgBut another question which many perplexed humans ask is, “Why does God allow all these various forms of evil to manifest themselves?”

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And to this question comes the answer…“O LORD, thou hast ordained them for judgment; and, O mighty God, thou hast established them for correction.” Habakkuk 1:12 

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Yes, God allows Mankind to experience various governments, ideologies, philosophies, fads, and lifestyles, all for the express purpose of allowing us, by personal experimentation, to discover for our own selves, that all such selfish ways of mankind eventually result in unhappiness, failure, and ultimately in destruction and ultimately, death.

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And we can all agree with Solomon’s declaration…“And I gave my heart to seek and search out by wisdom concerning all things that are done under heaven: this sore travail hath God given to the sons of man to be exercised therewith. I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and, behold, all is vanity and vexation of spirit.” Ecclesiastes 1:13, 14

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Yes, just as Solomon discovered the futility and unhappiness and ultimate destruction resulting from this great experiment in sin, so also, humanity has been suffering for the past millenniums, going from one government to another, from one philosophy to another, from one religion to another, experimenting with various cultural fads and societal whims, various lusts and lifestyles, so that on Judgment Day, as it is written…“As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to Me, and every tongue shall confess to God.” Romans 14:11

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Yes, on that great final day when all mankind’s works shall cease, and we all stand before God, “every knee shall bow and every tongue shall confess to God”, that our rebellion against Heaven was a great big giant flop! Because the failure of our self-seeking ways only proved that Heaven’s unselfish ways are the only true pathway to health, happiness, true love, and everlasting peace and contentment!

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TWENTY YEARS AFTER…

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Well, all those cultural waves from the fifties, sixties, and seventies, were now merely faded memories crushed under the stark reality which I was now immersed in at this moment in the mental ward in 1979! Those childhood and teen days were now long gone forever!

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And so now, after almost 20 years of doing my own thing…well…here I was! Ward 3600! The mental ward of Merle-West Medical Center! I had now come full-circle! And presently, it wasn’t my Sammy-dog who I was just now praying for, in this multi-purpose room of the Unit 3600 mental ward! Now it was for me! I was the one who was now in heap-big trouble! I just had the ultimate rude awakening, of all rude awakenings (as I’ve already stressed)! And now I knew that God was for real! And now I knew that atheism was an utterly bogus ideology and a big fat lie by the Devil!

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And I really, really needed God’s mercy and help…badly! 

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And so, I fell to my knees, lifted my hands together, like a soldier begging for mercy from his sword-wielding conqueror! And in the quietness of that multi-purpose room, I lifted my hands and cried out for His mercy… “Oh God help me! Oh God please help me!”

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My 20-year moratorium on praying had now come to an abrupt halt! I can’t remember how long this prayer went on for, nor how many times I went in there to pray. And though this was the multi-purpose room, nevertheless my prayers had a very singular purpose: GOD’S MERCY! That’s what I needed! God’s mercy!

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That’s what I needed more than anything else in the world at this very moment in time!

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To go to Part 3, just click here…

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CH. 7 One Flew Into The Cuckoo’s Nest, Part 3: “Do You Believe In Magic?”

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 This next part 2 has more old memories of supernatural events from my past

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