What Will WE Do?
We have established the groundwork for an open-minded evaluation of many aspects (if not all) of society in our 'Hard, Hidden and Common Science' volume. Many questions remain and will always be left open for new details and possibilities, but the basic framework of an intelligence that is designing our reality has been given a boost by scientists and mathematicians. Teilhard's 'templates', the 'World Mind' and Gaian ideologies have reason to claim the intellectual high ground and the Ecofeminists properly show they are open to make the most of all our human potential. There is no need to seek revenge or ascendancy over others who (like weak men with 'needs') have enslaved and violently abused their 'brothers'. Nurture and nature have much to teach us still; despite the plethora of 'fantastic' scientific advances in nanotech, nanotubes, gene-therapy, cold fusion, EMF and 'Dark Matter' or 'Free Energy, time travel and 300 X the speed of a variable light, and bio-ram that will self-power and replicate like peptides in robots to make us obsolete (per Bill Joy of Sun Microsystems and Ray Kurzweil the 1999 Medal winner in technology). If the ethics of nurture and nature don't succeed then another kind of horror show awaits in a 'big shoot em up' after the elite colonize space.
If you have read 'Science' as we reported on these and a host of other things from history, archaeology and all social and intellectual attitudes; then you are an informed consumer. The answers of beliefs you will establish may make you feel comfort or anguish. It is difficult not to feel some rage and disgust, or be moved to the point of actual 'belief'. We ask that you guard against the ego's need to fix upon a set perspective. There are no absolutes or 'black and white' answers. The Maya people have said it eloquently in their saying: "DO NOT PUT YOUR self, in front of your SELF!"
The 'Post-Modern' socially-engineered state of manageable people in a state of quantum-leap regeneration has been touched upon with many clear and present dangers to freedom and individual 'thinking' apparent. Hypnotic or thought-cloned 'psycho-civilized' processes and technologies based on knowledge some would say MAN has no right to play with are being used against (or for) the betterment of our species and all other lifeforms that constitute our shared ethos and 'lan. Creativity has a real chance to make us become able to meet all challenges and opportunities or it could actualize a state of control that will make the movie The Matrix seem almost ideal. Who can we TRUST? Is there a spokesman or agency that seeks to present the opposing viewpoints? Are the 'Goths' just another hippie' or beatnik' demographic? Reality is what we visualize it to be in ways that even the mystics never imagined possible unless they were like Napoleon or Berenguer Sauni - re who blanched at the terror of our potential to manipulate forces once thought to exist in the hands of gods or ascended masters. Kissinger is right about the Intergalactic Brotherhood (we hope) and the requirement to remove prejudice and right-wing terrorist or religious extremism before we are admitted therein.
There have always been leaders, salesmen or other hucksters (priestly magicians, sophists, prostitutes of every stripe and colour) who benefit when they get you (us, society, or cults) to 'believe'. Harkening back to my days as a sales manager I remember the techniques which sought to make salespeople aware that a sale is always made. The salesman is more often the one who buys the pitch of the client who tells him/her that he doesn't need the product or service. At least that is what management for that product or service seeks to convince its salesforce is true 'because every prospect is qualified to benefit from their product. In New England I often found the potential customer wasn't even listening until they said 'NO!'. Here are a few words that I hope help set the proper mental agenda. 'There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all arguments and which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance 'that principle is contempt prior to investigation. 'Herbert Spencer'
Our materialistic and hedonistic (need-oriented) social structure that Dr. Janice Boddy calls a 'Global Reifying Thrust of Materialism' has actuated some real benefits over the old forms of feudal and aristocratic controls. But there are many who suffer more than ever. The people who have the most toys do not win. We know it can be 'fun' to compete and 'get over' and make sure you have the most you can get. We also know there is more than 'one pie' (despite Thomas Malthus) and that a different ethic is needed. This ethic of brotherhood and creativity which would seek to enable all to have more soulful understanding will make even the elite see how poor they have been as they feed off the backs of the unfortunate and uneducated. We propose a 'Global Deifying Visualization of Spirituality' is what mankind must achieve before we colonize space or allow anyone segment of humanity access to gene-therapy that will extend life to a nine hundred year potential.
I once went to a sales seminar or convention where the 'hype artists' seeking more members in their 'downlines' of a multi-level marketing program, were touting the successes of their 'pig farmers' and everyday 'Joes' who had made their millions. Confidence was high as the people enthralled with diamond rings saw that they too could 'do it'. After all it was true they were great salesmen when they sold their 'mate' on themself. They had overcome their 'fear of rejection' and 'popped the big question'. They had committed themselves to a program and were still following the straight and narrow. This kind of 'success' has been raised to a level of immense worship and it isn't just the 'soap salesman' or doctor who has bought the ideal.
At the age of thirty I had it all, the Mercedes, the house on the hill, and all kinds of amusements to enjoy. It was arguably the worst time of my life. Trust was hard to find, among the journalists who wrote great stories about me or the people who read what was written (full of half-truths and embellishments). I was where I had wanted to be, financially. It was void of reality! Here is a little quote that might relate. 'In the dialectic between nature and socially constructed world, the human organism is transformed. In this dialectic man produces reality and thereby produces himself --Berger Luckman, The Social Creation of Reality.'
Another tool of sales or politics in all its ingenious Machiavellian forms is 'K.I.S.S.'. 'Keep It Simple, Stupid' and don't 'ASSUME' anything that will get in the way of the all important sale. The military is a prime example of organized behavior that sells a terrible bill of goods 'with no GOOD 'at all! Invariably it comes down to appealing to the ego and manipulating hedonistic peer pressure or 'group think'. WE don't need 'followers' (or 'sheep' in some kind of 'flock'); we NEED 'thinkers' who know the soul and its collective nature. We know the diminishment of one reduces the potential of the ALL!
Therefore this book will not hesitate to raise questions we have no clear and definitive or closed-minded perception about. We are not trying to interpret GOD for you 'we know we are mere amazed gazers witnessing the majesty of something far greater. The result will enable our critics or enemies to ridicule us and demean our perspectives as 'absurd'. For myself, I've often said 'The only thing I'm prejudiced about 'is PREJUDICE!' I still abjure and despise such elitist empowerment of divisiveness between lifeforms. There is no room for a closed 'mind' (certainly 'soul') in LOVE, or any true pursuit of GOD (nature, reality).
The explosion of scientific confirmations of mystical or once 'hidden' (occult) knowledge in the last few years must make even the thickest or densest denizen of society pause: PAUSE to reflect on the grandeur of the chaos and creative nature of reality. Neurophysiology and the chakras through MRI, nanotubes or nanotechnology, cloning or robots to put your memory (1999 saw Stanford 'dump' a whole human brain onto a computer chip) into. Which form of immortality is better than what has always existed in your soul? Extreme people rather than extreme potential, can we accentuate Love and abundance? Heaven on earth might be our choice; if we can develop the second option. Are you 'with 'em, or agin 'em?' If you are against the forces of survival of the fittest, and for an inclusive potentiation of all that is (in the universe); then you will do more than LOVE your enemy. You will not fight for your physical beingness or pleasurable 'rights'. This is no mere pacifism, we espouse 'it is fulfillment of a purpose beyond more EGO!
When the Incas refused to raise their arms to defend their lives against the arm-weary Spanish who hacked them to death (to kill 7,000 'in one day) were they operating in 'RIGHT THOUGHT'? Were they more 'civilized' or simply heathen believers who were duped by some astrological stupidity? We think the 177 Spanish were allowed to do this by wiser people who knew the immortal soul and our part in a grander scheme of things. But it might also be a case of the Chachapoyas (white men who led the Incas) making a deal with the Spanish and allowing this to happen; then they were betrayed. I propose they were willing to courageously face the forces of Evil and greedy religious oppressors; much as the Cathars who sang hymns while walking hand in hand with their children into the fires set for them by the Dominican Catholics. We are similarly STUPID! Because we know we are like a grain of sand on John Donne's beach; and we know 'for whom the Bell TOLLS!'
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This is the forward to one volume of my Encyclopedia which is available at World-Mysteries.com.
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