The Best Colon Cleanse: The Bar Method

I was always trying to eat a pure diet and take various cleansing products to clean my colon. It wasnt working. I was blocked and angry. I bought a good enema kit but was loathe to use it.

I got interested in The Bar Method and decided to try it. I love it. It is a precise and thorough workout designed to create flexibility and strength.

As a side benefit, my bowel evacuation is excellent. Why? Because the muscle responsible for peristalsis are getting stronger… and even after only 3 days!


My Uber Driver Diary

Period Ending: January 19, 2015 4AM EST
Rider Fee (payment)
Rider Fee (deduction)
Uber Fee
Date/Time Trip ID Fare Surge Toll Rider Fee Rider Fee Uber Fee Total
WEEK TOTALS $250.48 $4.00 $68.53 $20.00 ($20.00) ($50.89) $272.12
53A80598-CB8E-4620-AC85-3F6C2B6455E3 25.18 1.00 (1.00) (5.04) 20.14
D6A0CE35-5139-4F0A-BD0E-07715DD417C0 4.71 1.00 (1.00) (0.94) 3.77
8896824D-2F1C-4001-9324-113E3E5D38F5 4.59 1.00 (1.00) (0.92) 3.67
4948E134-F4AC-4B26-B034-D71A9A536834 11.86 1.00 (1.00) (2.37) 9.49
0F0391C7-DA6E-47F7-A010-1850E4D5296B 23.10 20.00 1.00 (1.00) (4.62) 38.48
41E709EC-BCEE-47E4-A231-4B49750E7E3C 4.00 1.00 (1.00) (0.80) 3.20
A457535E-FC66-4971-83E0-6315E8D8B9F6 4.00 1.00 (1.00) (0.80) 3.20
CA3C6AE4-254B-4AD2-966E-63A3C89AE7E3 4.00 1.00 (1.00) (0.80) 3.20
9916B311-F81C-4BF9-B6C2-BE5099327E6F 4.00 4.00 1.00 (1.00) (1.60) 6.40
FFB05C42-9078-49B2-A1C6-2B9073ECA2AF 4.30 1.00 (1.00) (0.86) 3.44
0398CFC7-CB64-4D38-9E61-CC2170C826C9 5.53 1.00 (1.00) (1.11) 4.42
A79304CB-876E-42E3-B8A2-2DB2FCB095E2 7.23 1.00 (1.00) (1.45) 5.78
B4856380-AECC-4E19-BBDA-5448CAA2AFD4 11.62 1.00 (1.00) (2.32) 9.30
0C9320CF-CAD7-4BF2-BDDB-73214298D614 4.00 1.00 (1.00) (0.80) 3.20
5ED50EEB-57CD-4322-A062-3C7A4A6C6DBA 10.42 1.00 (1.00) (2.08) 8.34
14432EB7-8FA0-4EB1-9CD4-7B657D13977C 20.96 1.45 1.00 (1.00) (4.19) 18.22
9D9BFDA7-F3AB-49DB-B2D8-EF98636F23C9 7.22 1.00 (1.00) (1.44) 5.78
3388EBF9-2DEB-417F-A039-480327B9DCD0 18.67 1.75 1.00 (1.00) (3.73) 16.69
ACCC5052-B924-4BFB-932C-97F95665E6B1 30.58 20.00 1.00 (1.00) (6.12) 44.46
A5D0C583-7FE1-42EC-B8C3-C4FBFC2C6D97 44.51 25.33 1.00 (1.00) (8.90) 60.94

WordPress upgrade issues

There are 2 issues with upgrading you might encounter and get an error message like:

“downloading update Unpacking the update… Could not create directory. Installation Failed”

The first thing to do is edit your wp-config.php and use direct transfer instead of FTP. So put this line in there:

define('FS_METHOD', 'direct');

And then go to the root of your wordpress installation and type

sudo chown -R www-data .

to give the web user ownership of all files.

Izunome, Johrei, and Mahikari

OK, so here we go.

Mokichi Okada formed the Church of World Messianity in 1935 after being expelled from Oomoto. A significant part of the practice is Johrei, a powerful completely free healing method.

Around 1996 or so, I used to receive Johrei at 3068 San Marino St Los Angeles, CA 90006 (which is Koreatown). Paulo Santos ran the center. He was 3rd in command. Larry Ammar was vice president and Ray Toba was president.

I came back to the same center about 2 years later and noticed that Paulo was gone. I learned that a dispute arose between the president and the vice-president. The president wanted to drop a good portion of the rituals of the original religion to speed the acceptance by mainstream America. The vice-president disagreed. A vote was held and the president won. So they got to keep the building on San Marino.

When I learned of this, I left that center and started attending the Izunome center in Los Angeles on Venice Blvd. It was good to re-connect with Paulo, who was now vice-president. Larry Ammar was president of this organization.

Now, Aug 23 2014 I am in New York and attend the Izunome center here. Larry Ammar has retired as president and Marco Negrao is president. And lo and behold, there is yet another group offering Johrei that I have never heard of before today – Shumei. And another! The Mokichi Okada Association. So that brings the grand total of organizations offering Johrei to 4 – Izunome, Johrei Fellowship, Shumei (they spell it joyrei) and Mokichi Okada Association.

Oh, and let’s dont forget Sukyo Mahikari. It works wonders. I know a woman who suffered vicious abuse from her husband and had several broken bones that should have left her unable to use her arms but through service to this organization she completely healed her arms. Countless other medical miracles have occurred. Sukyo Mahikari is an offshoot of Mokichi Okada’s religion as you can see and of course we understand that perhaps Mokichi Okada’s religion is an offshoot of Oomoto from the same Wikipedia page. Oh and I didnt realize there was more than one Mahikari organization. Wow. There are at least 3.

Oh and we cant forget Tenrikyo – they have a healing method based on removing dusts, but it is not prominently listed on their website.


They all do miracle healings. There’s been a lot of political upheaval but only God is perfect. We have imperfect people and imperfect organizations offering perfectly powerful perfectly free healing.

Izunome Locations and Hours

Broward Izunome (formerly Boca).
837 SE 8th Ave
Deerfield Beach, FL
Mon 9am to 1pm. 7pm to 8pm
Tue 9am to 1pm.
Wed 9am-12 6pm to 8pm
Thu 9am to 1pm. no one at night


AirBNB – critique

AirBNB is a way to get rooms for cheap in a new city. It beats hotel room prices and you get to meet some new people.

There are definitely some drawbacks to AirBNB, things you will not experience in a hotel situation.

  1. Hosts not held to professional standards – calendars may be out of date. Hosts can cancel without financial penalty. I don’t know how many times I have checked off a series of dates and hit submit only for the host to reply: “oh, well my nephew is coming into town and that day is no longer available… yadayadayada“.
  2. The review process is based on free speech, not conflict mediation. AirBNB (hypocrtically) calls itself a community. But are the hosts and guest trained in community living and communication? Do they agree to resolve conflicts directly and honestly or do they use the review process to launch a bitter vengeful assault? I once stayed at a place of an elderly lady. I had numerous issues with the unit, but I wrote my review of her (and the unit) beforehand and gave it to her and said: “I am willing to discuss all of these points before posting a review.” By contrast, she never once alerted me to any negative impressions she had about me. But she sure did unload on me in her review! And what is tragic is that I can see how she drew her conclusions, but all of her conclusions were faulty and missing vital information.
  3. The reviews are made by reviewers whose psychological makeup is not clear. In other words, in most cases you are reading a review by someone you dont know. So what good is knowing what a review says if you dont know anything about the reviewer? That’s why I dislike and do not participate in the reference process when looking for a job as a computer programmer. For instance, the lady in the review above had a mother with a serious mental illness. I am not sure if the illness was inheritable, but it wouldnt surprise me.

After 1 game in Group Stage

Group A

1.  Brazil 2 1 1 0 +2 4
2.  Mexico 2 1 1 0 +1 4
3.  Cameroon 1 0 0 1 -1 0
4.  Croatia 1 0 0 1 -2 0

If Brazil and Mexico go through, it would not surprise me.

Group B

1.  Netherlands 1 1 0 0 +4 3
2.  Chile 1 1 0 0 +2 3
3.  Australia 1 0 0 1 -2 0
4.  Spain 1 0 0 1 -4 0

If Spain does not go through, it would surprise me.

Group C

1.  Colombia 1 1 0 0 +3 3
2.  Côte d’Ivoire 1 1 0 0 +1 3
3.  Japan 1 0 0 1 -1 0
4.  Greece 1 0 0 1 -3 0

Weak group. Who cares who makes it. They will get slaughtered in the next round. All of them.

Group D

1.  Costa Rica 1 1 0 0 +2 3
2.  Italy 1 1 0 0 +1 3
3.  England 1 0 0 1 -1 0
4.  Uruguay 1 0 0 1 -2 0

Costa Rica on top? With Suarez hurt Uruguay is a different story. But Costa Rica and one heartbreak was the prediction here.

Group E

1.  France 1 1 0 0 +3 3
2.  Switzerland 1 1 0 0 +1 3
3.  Ecuador 1 0 0 1 -1 0
4.  Honduras 1 0 0 1 -3 0

No surprises here at all.

Group F

1.  Argentina 1 1 0 0 +1 3
2.  Iran 1 0 1 0 0 1
3.  Nigeria 1 0 1 0 0 1
4.  Bosnia-Herzegovina 1 0 0 1 -1 0

Interesting to see how this plays out. I thought Bosnia was stronger.

Group G

1.  Germany 1 1 0 0 +4 3
2.  USA 1 1 0 0 +1 3
3.  Ghana 1 0 0 1 -1 0
4.  Portugal 1 0 0 1 -4 0

USA is showing what American soccer really is. How will they do against Germany. Will the name squads of Ghana and Portugal be left out?

Group H

1.  Belgium 1 1 0 0 +1 3
2.  Russia 1 0 0 0 0 0
3.  Korea Republic 1 0 0 0 0 0
4.  Algeria 1 0 0 1 -1 0

Who is Terrence Brannon

I am just a mirage. Their opinion of me reflects their state of consciousness

Jose Arguelles in his last days on Planet Earth. Speaking of Jose Arguelles here is my Galactic Signature courtesy of The Law of Time, based on the fact that I was born May 11, 1969 at 2:25pm:

Welcome to the impossible task of defining Terrence Brannon! Perhaps my spiritual resume will do the job? My technical resume? Or maybe The Truth exists between all those written words? Oops I forgot the non-existent financial resume covering budget, investment, entrepreneurship, taxes, and retirement. Better get on that one. Perhaps I should admit that “I” am a fiction and impermanance is the great law and quit trying to put things on the etch-a-sketch known as life that WILL be shaken up so that I am soon forgotten about? Heck even Michael Jackson, James Brown, David Bowie and Prince (all of whom I admire) etc didn’t stop the earth from moving when they passed away.

You Are Being Lied To

There are so many things I wish I had known growing up. I wonder why so many groups are lying to me. I share the ones I have found here:


My Current Weekly Thrust

right there where you are is everything. You are perfect and whole and happy and need no one, no-thing and need to go nowhere. that being said, I do go out and do these things because they fill a certain hole in me.

  1. The Secrets of Natural Walking – the most amazing way to cleanse, strengthen and purify every organ in your body.. and all you are doing is learning 6 keys to correct walking!
  2. Radical Honesty meetup – everywhere I go, I dont say what is on my mind, except at this meetup. Only kids are unfiltered.
  3. Polyamory meetup – I embrace the vision of returning the world to collective shared living where the family unit is a tribe and marriage and monogamy are in the minority and seen as unhealthy as cigarettes. JJ Roberts “Sex 3.0” and “The Book of the Mother” by Shiva Lila are my guideposts in this
  4. Golf
  5. I can no longer attend the Spiritual Philosophy and Psychology meetup because it conflicts with Open Heart Meditation
  6. Vegan meetups – I had no idea milk and eggs were so violent.

(Theravada) Buddhism

Bhante Vimalaramshi has my favorite practice! Loving-kindness all the way to Nibbaba.

Though I do like hanging out with the Kwan Um Zen people in South Florida and online. Imagine a practice where you repeatedly ask yourself the question: “What am I” and every answer that comes up is a lie! None of it is you! In Kwam-Um Zen: the dont-know mind is the highest. I love this because I dont have to hold on to any philosophy or idea as something I should know or think is right.

Theravada Buddhism, in particular Insight Meditation and the book “Just Seeing” by Cynthia Thatcher, lurk in the back of my mind. No matter what anyone says or what experience I have, the words of this book echo deep and call me back.

And who could forget the Dhammapada: “better to live 1 day and see the rise and fall of phenomena and 100 years and don’t?” or how about The Sutra of the Wise and the Foolish, which I was fortunate enough to come across at the International Buddhist Meditation Center:

What rises must fall

All component things disintegrate

Whatever is born must die

All meetings end in separation.

Such is the great law of impermanence. And thus is why I fall short when I try to make things permanent, solid and ever-existent (such as the divine, Orgasm, connection) when I have the dharma reverberating deeper and deeper and calling me…

Floatation Tanks

AKA Isolation Tanks, Sensory Deprivation Tanks, this is my first love in life. I’ve even started my own religion around them.

Sacred Sexuality

I ‘m involved in this. Love, sex and intimacy … how to define them? How to merge them? Is this merely a form of craving and delusion. As Jim Gaffigan would say: “I don’t know, but it sure is delicious!”

Within this domain, I like:

  • Orgasmic Mindfulness
  • Female Sacred Spot Massage
  • Soul Gazing (extended eye contact). Extended eye contact is practiced by many groups with no lovey-dubby sacredness on top: just pure attention. I do like camera-like awareness with nothing added, don’t you.

Holistic Healing

I am involved with the Izunome Association, an organization with a powerful multi-decade track record with any and all disease.

I did Tong Ren. It has a 95% success rate with all manner of “incurable” diseases. It works remotely and in-person. I like foot reflexology.

I am proud to be friends with Jay Schwed on facebook. He’s a powerful sound healer.

The Quiet Center was my holistic healing business – organic orange juice and floatation tanks and whatever else was laying around my house – crystal bowls, etc.

Social Networks

  • I spend too much time on reddit as /u/metaperl
  • My meetup accounts – Asheville, NC 
  • Steemit – a reddit + facebook that pays you for what you are already doing.
  • Facebook  and here is my other facebook account… isnt facebook great for having multiple personalities. Do my holistic friends want to know about my high school friends? Do my roommate friends want to know about my computer friends. Do my golf friends want to know about.. you get the idea.
  • Here are my liked YouTube videos.. as Terrence Brannon then again I have umpteen google accounts and liked videos on each… hard to define where I begin and Youtube ends.. oh my account as the TheQuietCenter … the liked videos there.   and what’s this about liking things? That leads you into the 12 dependent links of origination. Pleasure and pain are 2 sides of the same coin (Bill Lakics of Sahaj Marg said that) but Buddhism says it as well.

Street Dance

I love street dance, especially Memphis Jookin. I run the reddit street dance forum.

Money, Business, Residual Income

The US Dollar is not money, it is simply currency. Are you ready for some serious monthly bread? and would you be interested in the difference between currency, money and cryptocurrency?

Bitcoin has been a savior for me.


Diet is a hobby of mine. Yes, it is, just check all the experimentation in my spiritual resume (below). Besides that, mixed martial arts, basketball, soccer, philosophy, Go (the board game).

I’m obsessed with golf!!!

Computer Programming

I was/am a professional computer programmer for 15 years. I dont understand why it is still so difficult. Most everything I’ve done is on github.


Space music, ambient music, progressive rock, anything really, such as:

  1. Golem – Orion Awakes (1973)

  2. Jean Luc Ponty – Modern Times Blues
  3. Willis Earl Beal – just about anything he does

Experimental Film

I LOVE experimental film – surreal film. Jan Svankmajer, Dali, Polansky. MAYA DEREN I LOVE YOU!

Experimental Art –

  • Franz Kline



I like Yoga Nidra meditation. here is my spiritual resume. And if that resume isn’t proof-positive that I am confused (holding all viewpoints simultaneously) then chew on this:

“Enlightenment is freedom from being an individual not freedom as an individual” – Arunachala Ramana, founder of … ok so if that is the case why are all these people spouting off about The Secret and creating the life that You desire if You do not exist. I was so confused about this that I asked the Theravada Buddhists about it and confirmed my suspicion that it was just a childish form of lying to oneself about real enlightenment. (Remember: if you think you can, you are right and if you think you can’t you are also right… so there I went preaching to the converted and getting the feedback I wanted…. wow!!!!) Why do all the people charging money want to tell me I am powerful and can create the life I want and all the free systems are telling me I don’t exist?


I should listen to more jokes and tell more. I love humor.

  • George Carlin
  • Robin Williams
  • Mitch Hedberg.
  • Jim Gaffigan,
  • Gabriel Iglesias,
  • Louis CK,
  • Aziz Ansari
  • Lisa Lampanelli – the Queen of Mean
  • Bill Hicks 

Family, Earth Roots

  1. born in columbia (SC)
  2. raised in irmo (SC)
  3. mother is sherley (brannon)
  4. father is calvin (brannon)
  5. sister is cheryl (brannon)
  6. friend is carol (davidson)
  7. friend is caryn (schlosser)
  8. friend is nancy (jones) – can I “love” her after what she did? What is love? What is passion?
  9. friend is mike (accardo)

My blood family seems to think I have no right to have stronger networks and closeness with people outside of them. They think they can control me with that blood relation.

People I Admire

  1. John C. Lilly
  2. L. Ron Hubbard
  3. Nicole Daedone – at least I used to… long story!
  4. Robin Williams – way too much creative energy for a single body.
  5. Jennifer Rugg – hey wait. She’s my facebook friend. She’s not up on a pedestal somewhere.
  6. Brian Eno
  7. Elton John
  8. Billy Joel
  9. Michael Jackson
  10. Walter Bowman Russell

My friends (shouldnt this be the same as the people I admire)

  1. Carol Davidson
  2. Caryn Schlosser
  3. the new York OM Community
  4. Jennifer Rugg
  5. Raven Infinity
  6. efsteem

Web Domains I Own

  7. (and all of it’s subdomains) – SANT MAT, STATIC
  10. Vital Vastness – the former Living Cosmos that I transferred over because of a database glitch. I could’ve brought it back here, but why not start fresh.
  11. Here is my YouTube channel!!!

Must See Videos!!!

  1. Pink Bat” by Michael McMillan
  2. “Start with Why” by Simon Sinek

Ways to Contact Me

Terrence Brannon (818) 359-0893

On My Deathbed


When it’s time to get into the Zen Flow, play:

Last but Most Important

Save for the suicidal and the social drop-outs, most people are living a life to create a better world – the pro-lifers and the pro-abortion people.

So maybe instead of trying to create a perfect world (since the world is not an objective entity), we need to create a micro-world we want to live in.

Having lived in numerous shared living/intentional communities, I feel that there are some basic skills that are required that are not taught in school:

  • How to know and what is knowledge
  • How to communicate in a non-violent fashion
  • Why forgiveness is a better path than revenge.

The Sound of Asheville

Packing up and leaving a horrible clash of egos with my parents on Dec 27, 2017 and ending up in Asheville will show to be the key moment in my life. Therefore “The Sound of Asheville” be a dumping grounds for all the growth out of the dark fertile soil of Asheville, the San Francisco of the SouthEast.