Reflections in a Petri Dish — May 18, 2015
Dog Poet Transmitting…….
A dog is not “almost human” and I know of no greater insult to the canine race than to describe it as such.
There are basically two kinds of people on the planet; three if you count those who don’t care one way or another but they are almost certainly a sub-group of the first segment. There are those who strive to live according to appearances and those who seek to see through them. The latter section, of course, make up a much smaller amount of the whole and this group also has sub-sections that are defined by what it is people are looking for or expecting to find behind appearances.
Those from the much larger demographic that live according to appearances are all some variation on the flaming dumpster dancers of Materialism. This doesn’t make them bad or good people. It doesn’t make them smart or stupid. Some of them are quite smart but smart and clever compared to wise and understanding are like rhinestones compared to diamonds, relatively and materialistically speaking.. Here I am using comparatives that Materialists would understand. I’ve no use for either but, on the whole, prefer rhinestones. One condition that is a potential for all of those who live according to appearances and a definite for some is madness/insanity. They may never move beyond being neurotic or obsessive compulsive but these conditions will harden into the chronic, the way that liquid mud can turn into hard baked earth, eventually. Count on it. Another thing you can count on is that their reflexive response syndrome to appearances will become incrementally more and more ludicrous and occasionally… hysterically funny. Here is one such example.
Is it funny or is it immeasurably sad?
We have often mentioned that cannibalism is a sign of the final stage of Materialism. This sort of behavior is becoming more and more prevalent. It still has a way to go, unfortunately. There really are indicators that can be predicted as certainties at points along the way. Think of Materialism as a gas that, once imbibed, influences behavior. It is a peculiar gas and it affects one when one is magnetically attracted to what the gas makes dynamic. Look at it like this; some people take MMDA and it activates the love nature in the heart chakra. Some people take it and they want to immerse themselves in sexual interplay. Sometimes you find both occurring. We aren’t recommending this substance as a vehicle for any of these things. It is just an illustration to point out the activation of different propensities in the human psyche.
Some people have a few drinks and become gregarious and expansive. A smaller amount grow quiet and some become bombastic, aggressive and even violent. Some people refer to themselves as being stoned or blasted when in altered states of consciousness and some people identify it as being high. Then there are others that refer to themselves as being ‘fucked up.’ Some people have intense spiritual experiences on psychotropics and some are only there for the colors and sensory effects. So it is that the gas of Materialism has no effect on some people and overwhelms others.
Here is just one condition among many many conditions that serve as an example of the fruits of Materialism. It has long been noted that electrical apparati are used to wall us off from each other and that is nearly always fear based, even if you are only talking about basic insecurity. It is also, or should be well known, that one of the predictable by products of Materialism is insecurity and it moves from the incipient to the paralyzing. Materialism desensitizes us. It causes us to see the deaths of many as mere statistics. It also guilt trips us into showing emotions we don’t actually feel; expressed as, “Oh, isn’t that terrible?” “Who could do something like that?” followed by, “so what would you like to eat?” We compartmentalize everything and we are compartmentalized as a result. Finally we are nothing more than bipedal rats in a bewildering maze. We become the children of the Brave New World.
It’s all scripted and it has happened before many many times. The failed experiments of hundreds of thousands and even millions of years lies buried under the sands of the sea and under mountains that are no more than the accrual of dust falling and plates shifting in that long term dance of ages following ages, like some indestructible clock that ticks off the states of change, that follow one another. You can change a lot of things but usually not human nature. Some of us have developed a workable dialogue with the inner animal and some have only suppressed it or brought it to heel for the expected performances of ordinary life. Let is get out of the ordinary and see what happens. We like to talk about the veneer, or the mask that conceals the face of the beast. Well, I don’t know how much we ‘like’ to talk about it but we do talk about it and no… I do not have a mouse in my pocket but I do have voices in my head. Skeptics and scoffers will attribute this either to mental illness or mental illness. For myself, I tend to measure the clarity and relevance of opinion according to proximity and the capacity for careful observation. Since I am the closest observer to what goes on inside of me, by a large stretch, I am going to go by how it looks to me and how it has outworked over the course of an extended period of time.
There is not a yogi or Hermetic Scientist, a mystic or any sort of seer who does not experience voices and ageless wisdom refers to the still small voice. We know that initiates beyond a certain level of Zelator advancement are endowed with various levels of telepathic ability. Even the wise hear pedestrian chatter. It is for those who possess the necessary discrimination to separate what is worth listening to and what is not.
One of my favorite wide spread delusions is the one where people make assessments of others based upon themselves. If they have no personal evidence of something then… no one else could either. Another of my favorite states of denial… and I have seen this a number of times is the one where someone says, that “all these facts about 9/11 couldn’t be true and EVEN IF THEY WERE, I wouldn’t believe it anyway” How do you get your head around a statement like that?
I tend to think the level of one’s courage is directly proportionate to their moral sense. I’m talking about something deeper and more complex than what passes for the general understanding of that. It accounts for how some people can easily agree that the government was involved in the 9/11 attacks but refuses to accept that Israel was behind them and that Israel owns their government. They are deathly afraid of the censure this might bring them. I am deathly afraid of knuckling under to the pressure of the forces of darkness because… because, why? Does this not imply that I have bent the knee, however slightly, to the monsters in the shadow? Does this not mean they have then gained more power over me than they had? Does it not also mean that they will come again and again, increasing their influence over me at every turn and will I not eventually become subject to them and incapable of resisting them? What was a small shadow has grown into a massive specter. It is still nothing more than a shadow and the shadow is only whatever size it is as a result of the position of the light but… fear is an interesting force. It can unhinge the mind from reason and panic is a definite by product of that. Panic comes from the pagan god Pan and considerable understanding can be gleaned from a study of that entity in all of its implications as a force.
There are some very ancient things in this world and beyond. We are a brief fart in a windstorm; this period of ours so filled with vain and hollow achievements. The present day soundtrack says it all in terms of where we are collectively in some large part and where that part is headed. It says nothing about us individually. We handle all of that for so long as we have any individuality and objectivity
Ford Bless You…….
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