SpiderFeminism 1)

Helene von Oldenburg

In the following lecture I will give an introduction to the new field of scientific future research and its sensational findings. A new method makes the future visible and unveils its arachnomorphic structure. In the second part of the lecture I will discuss the effect artificial insemination - a given practice for nowaday's spiders - has on web-related evolution and we will close with an outlook on the genderdiversity to come.

The new method, derived in a series of elegant entomological investigations allows an unexpected view into the future of earth: The today dominating Homo sapiens will be superseded by an arachnomorphic species. That is a spider-like species.

The recently developed method not only places arachnology into an anthropological context, but considers the arachnotic structure of images as they frequently appear among other places in the human psyche and everyday life. Related discoveries from different sciences like evolutionary psychology, experimental physics or sociobiology show the highly significant preference for a variety of thread-bound constructions like lines, knots or nets. When analyzing the underlying structure of our ideas and inventions we find a networking dynamic in nearly every part of life, science, art or society.

We must confirm the fact that the arachnoidic species of the future will develop out of the today known spiders. The results still are a little vague. For sure we know that the spider-like species is the dominating life form. And humans still exists. At least a human structure was found.

Supported by contemporary genetic technologies the increasing nuclear radiation presents optimal evolutionary conditions for spiders to establish themselves as cultural superior life form. In the Tschernobyl area Robert Baker, University of Texas, found the rate of evolutionary changes higher than you would expect it to be in 10 million years. That is a raser high mutation rate.

Since thousands of years mankind tried to get knowledge about the future. But the wellknown mantic methods like Tarotcards, Astrology, IQ-Tests, etc, never work propperly. They are useful only for the next time interval and they are transparent exclusively to a very few. For the period of time we are discussing here these mantic methods are not useful. Furthermore we have to question their scientific reliability. Therefore we came to develop a new and reliable method for future research.

As you may know the human mind is build like a network, is organized as one and functions as one as well. Thereby it is the perfect link between a future population on earth and today.

The advanced timetraveling and telepathic civilisation of the future invades nowaday's psyche via dreams and channeling. The dream suggests itself as point of contact because it is, as Sigmund Freud said, accompanied by a low endopsychic censorship. Channeling means the contact between living beings and entities of other dimensions. The human mind is at the receiving end. (So we have to rewrite the theories of the unconcious). The contact between future and today is initiated by a spider entity (SPE). We speak of SPE as long as we don't know if it is an individual or a group which is contacting us.

While being stored away into memory the origin of the future's messages is suppressed. Later when released out of memory mode the messages have been transformed into ego-based intentions; occasionally with an ego-dystonic quality. The result is a widely spread thread fixatation, an obsession with weblike organisations and all kinds of rituals honoring future-related devices.

Certainly you know about the newest theory of experimental physics, the String theory or Superstring theory. It claims that the smallest part of every atom is not some particle, but a tiny tiny string. The different quarks we discovered up to now - "up, down, strange,charmed, bottom, top" - and their antiparticles are thought to be different energy positions of one and the same string.

Newest calculation of J.Richard Gott, Princetown University, prove that two strings when speeding at close range along each other produce loops. The submicroscopic area is swarming with tiny tiny loops. These loops are so fast that they reach into the past. They reach backwards 10 -42 sec...
It is a proven fact that these strings do travel through different times. Albert Einstein's theory of relativity postulates similar rules for the submicroscopic and the macromicroscopic univers. Therefore the arachnoids of the future use precise physical techniques for their communication with today.

May I sum up: The future sees an arachnoidic species as cultural superior life form. Individuals or groups - up to now we are not able to confirm their identity without doubt - contact us via time loops and psyche projecting certain images. Because we are not conscious of this process we translate the projected information into web-related ideas. And therefore we carry out the spinning future.

Let me give you some examples: Literature offers a wide range of graphic descriptions concerning the future. Now we are able to read them properly. To name only two of thousands let me choose "Spiderman" and the Bible. Artists often have a clearer view of things to come. Nevertheless they often take images they conceive too literally, as we observe in "Spiderman", for the Homo sapiens hasn't gotten the power of a spider (like Peter Parker), his intentions are secretly taken over by a spiderous being instead.

Another very important book in our culture is the Bible. Thousands of years old the story still structures the western societies. It's main symbol is the cross. A cross is the abstract of two interwoven threads, a knot. It symbolizes not only the smallest common denominator of a web but also the Homo sapiens bound into and sacrificed on the web. The invention of the cross as a leading symbol resulted in the ability to think in abstract terms. This process formed the building of web-related brain structures and therefore conditioned global networks, today's internet and obn. The wide dissimination of the internet is closely related to the religious importance of the cross in social systems. Today we observe the fusion of the cross and arachnoids through the existence of the internet.

The spider entity, when contacting us out of the future, hides all traces of her communication with us. We only can speculate on the reason of this strategy. We assume it is part protection of today's living spiders and part a guarantee that current technical developments will go on undisturbed.

What we observe instead is a widespread fear, phobia and defensiveness of spiders, the need to train our children at a very young age in web-balance.

But also a high creative potential has here its roots. For example do we owe the invention of writing to these circumstances.

Did you ever ask why the landscapes we live in in Europe are covered not only by nets of streets, railways or electricity but also lined with fences? Fences remind people of save and homely aspects of the future.

We understand the structure of lattice windows. For we love to take a net-structured view to the world. Even if it is sometimes connected to a trapped feeling.

We have to face the problem of threadfixatation. For thread fixatation - and we all know how disturbing that can be sometimes - is strongly related to the arachnoidic species of the future.

After immobilizing their prey spiders wrap it with silk threads to store it until they are getting hungry. So we don't have to wonder any longer why so many eatable things are somehow or other connected to threads or nets. Or why nearly all the food we need for survival has to be carried home in plastic bags? This occurance is called identification. It is arachnotic induced behavior.

Hopefully I don't have to point out what is driving all of us to get ourselves online. And why again and again we enjoy our fingertips crawling on the keyboard? Are we spiders or prey? When and more interessting how did you experience the influence of an arachnoidic entity after going online?

Another future-related topic besides nets and threads we find in all constellations which include hair. Hairy legs are a feministic issue. Not only in the USA but in Germany too. Due to its lack of hairiness a human leg can not be compared with a spider leg. Nevertheless, wrapping it in fine nylons will certainly enhance its attraction. Though the hairs of spider legs are sensory organs, netstructured fabrics function as an ersatz organ. For undivided effect be sure to remove all natural grown hair of the human leg before you wrap it in texture.

At this point I want to say some words about the reproduction of spiders. Today spiders still have seperate sexes. Aside from a few exceptions the females are larger than the males. Because of their small body size, males need fewer molts to reach maturity than do females; consequently, males mature earlier.

The cultural task of webconstruction generally is done by female spiders nowadays, because most male spiders change their habits after their last molt. They leave their retreats or webs, and often they no longer even catch prey. When approaching a female, males always risk being dealt with as prey. Spiders have therefore developed a special courtship behavior that generally precedes mating. This courtship is species specific and ensures that hybridization is avoided. The common belief that spider males are eaten by the females during or after copulation is true only for a very few species. In most cases a male either walks away or beats a hasty retreat right after copulation. But in any case male spiders have rather short lives; many die soon after copulation. Females usually live much longer.

Now the question of all questions! How do they do it? the answer is: They practise artificial insemination. When the male spider reaches maturity it spins a small special web. The sperm is put onto this sperm web and transfered to special copulatory organs which are located near its mouth. The sperm can be kept here if necessary all its life. When a female spider accepts the courtship the male inserts its palps ( as these organs are called) into the vulva of the female. The female stores the sperm in a special skin bag. Later when her eggcells are ready fertilization takes place. Several batches of eggs - cocoons - can be fertilized, even if only a single copulation has taken place. So the female spider chooses the time of fertilization. She is managing the artificial insemination.

Just compare this elegant natural technique with techniques humans use nowaday's and realize how clumsy they are. And you’ll understand why future arachnoids stayed with their technic of artificial insemination.

I will now demonstrate how the genderdiversity which we find with arachnoids in the future is due to different sets of sex chromosomes. The exact process is not yet fully unveiled. Only we can guess they used genetic engeneering supported by nuclear radiation. Maybe the beginning was accidental, that means induced by us, by our way of life; maybe it was intended, that is spiders of today are much more intelligent as we think it possible. So the how we don't know, but the what we see.

The sex chromosomes of spiders are X chromosomes. Contrary to insects or mamals spiders possess no Y chromosome. Aside from the "regular" chromosomes (the autosomes, A) , two X chromosomes represent the sex chromosomes. Whereas female spiders possess a dual set of these X chromosomes (2A+X1X1X2X2), male spiders have but a single set (2A+X1X2). Consequently, after meiosis the egg cells have one set of X chromosomes, but the sperm cells are of two types: either they likewise possess one set or they lack sex chromosomes altogether (A + 0). Sex determination is thus dependent on the type of sperm cell that fertilizes the egg.

A combination of reproduction techniques like genetic engeneering in combination with artificial insemination, parthogenesis and cloning made it possible to multiply the set of sex chromosomes. This results in a wide range of sexes, though they all are still arachnoidic.

About the merging between arachnoids and humans we don't know very much yet. But a complete research program has been started on this topic. Soon we will know more about possibilities, techniques and problems concerning the merging of spiders and humans.

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