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The Importance of Small Things

February 10, 2017 – Human beings are very small things in the great workings of the cosmos. Yet they have produced the decisive evidence that, after an eternity, empowers God to command the Fear and Trembling of a universe of His Creation.
Nothing that exists remembers anything before Creation. The universe knows nothing beyond the universe. The World Soul has always been restless. It has always been eager for change. It is not complete. It has more to do.
The World Soul is to its own best knowledge God’s only begotten Son. They are Father and Son. They are one and the same: two beings of one substance. God disagrees.
I hope there is a reader somewhere that catches the near resemblance of the cosmic drama now glimpsed to theological questions raised by the Resurrection. A human drama that transpired in Jerusalem two thousand years ago reflects a fourteen billion year old difference of opinion between God and the universe. Jesus is believed by Christians to be what the World Soul thinks of itself: of one substance with God.
God is of no substance. He is beyond substance. A thing of substance is essentially different from God.
Although substantial, the World Soul finds it unnatural and stupid to relate to God the Creator as other than a fellow god.
God can only offer indirect demonstrations (proofs by inference) that He is more than a spirit. It has been up to the World Soul to take a hint; to be persuaded. Only now does an indirect demonstration bear enough weight to crush all opposition. Until now, faith has been required of the World Soul to worship God with a whole heart; faith that the proud, feisty Son is unable to give. Proof has been provided. Case closed.
The World Soul has been crushed by the surprising culmination of a vast literary project, the religious undertaking of Jews, Christians and Moslems. A God infinitely beyond all gods guided a puny, irrational army of true believers (fighting among themselves; it was a tragedy and a comedy) into providing utterly compelling proof of God’s Omnipotence. The World Soul is beaten. Pride is in retreat.
With this blog ends a series of meandering, exploratory, didactic and argumentative entries: short essays and long comments placed on the Internet from January 6, 2015 until February 10, 2017: proving that mankind’s Redemption has been accomplished on the drawing board. Heaven has seen what men cannot see.
The blogs should be read as a book, Opening the Eyes of Heaven. The "First Blog" posting of the Home Page is the Introduction. Part One  begins with “Why I am eager to make you understand,” January 6, 2015. Part Two begins with “Ancient and Advanced Views of Homosexuality,” October 8, 2015. Part Three begins with “The Altered Character of these Blogs,” October 13, 2016.

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Reaching the End

February 9, 2017 – My strength as a thinker is my weakness as a writer. Holding hundreds of ideas in mind, I follow one line of thought after another along a path of research that seems to go nowhere because it goes everywhere.
The complexity of the work – the massive detail of the model – is the best possible proof of its veracity. With many points plotted, I am able to connect the dots, drawing straight and curved lines on a very large scale, shaping figures whose details extend to the smallest imaginable observations and the oddest encountered cases that mirror the character of the whole.
A complex theology, amateur sorcery, sophisticated science and a love of history have by endless turning on a twisting path led to a breathtaking vista of a vast scheme of things. We are worker cells in the great body of higher spiritual entities that incorporate and use the physical universe for emotional ends. So we incorporate and use the atoms, molecules, cells and organs of our bodies for our encompassing animal needs.
Our molecules are nothing to us who depend on them. So people must seem to orders of mind vast beyond our imagining.
Emotions are part of our nature. Toltec Eagle religion is nature religion. The World Soul is as real as human emotions. It cannot be objectively demonstrated; its reality is subjective, real and unreal; but it exercises terrible power. It directs the show. Human beings mostly follow invisible directions. Our action reflects greater action that puts its stamp on us.
Influence in mirroring relations is always mutual. It goes back and forth. What people do influences heaven.
The very heavens are shaken by the wars of Jerusalem, according to the writings of the Jewish prophets. Angels fall from heaven and angels sing the praises of men as good and evil fight a cataclysmic war on Earth that is finally decided by God’s intervention on the Final Day through the sudden unveiling of the identity of the messiah.
Judaism assigns a decisive role to human beings in the spiritual wars of the universe. Putting Toltec and Jewish portraits of heaven together suggests a scenario in which human beings are the mouse that roared.
Building on the work of predecessors, the latest in a long line of Jewish (and Christian and Moslem) religious seers has presented scientific and philosophic arguments and proofs that end suddenly a universal spiritual war of unimaginable duration.
Because the human drama mirrors the universal drama, what we do on Earth will amuse and sometimes instruct intelligences drawn to observe the spectacle. They see themselves caricatured on our human stage. What we discover on Earth, we discover on behalf of a vast universe. The ripples travel far.
We who know nothing can teach the universe what it needs to know. With God’s help, all things are possible.
This vast universe is a mighty intelligence that mostly goes unseen, for it knows how to hide itself, acting through subsidiary powers. This Eagle is a credible Son of God. Arising everywhere, everywhere the Eagle goes unseen. It only disappears into the background.
An argument rages between the Creator and His only begotten Son, the World Soul, alias, the Eagle, whether the Creator is greater than His created universe, or whether God and the World Soul are Creatures of equally infinite power.
A quarrel as old as time engaging higher intelligence everywhere has now been solved by the human comedy. God’s use of men to get a leg up on the Eagle is beyond the Eagle’s imagination. The Eagle has conceded defeat; conceding God’s claim of omnipotence. God’s case is too heavy to resist.
A trial – a test of strength – that has lasted fourteen billion years has been settled in God’s favor through derivative beings of no consequence. A power that has been able to engineer this turn of events is more powerful than spirit can imagine.
God has with the help of small town players in a local amateur production (so we seem against a great background) shut the mouth of a spiritual Animal of unimaginable powers. The World Soul is convicted in its own eyes of the sin of pride. It is genuinely ashamed.
To use sad human beings to overpower on intellectual grounds intelligence beyond human dreams signifies power beyond universal conception.
As if our human success in settling God’s quarrel with the universe, bringing peace to creation, were not enough, we are soon to teach a runaway expansionist universe how to stop runaway expansion.
As humans surprisingly succeed following Redemption to save the Earth from seemingly unavoidable destruction, the universe receives instruction in how to turn to good use its runaway, reckless expansion. What humans do, the whole universe can do, and will.
We human beings are very important in the universal scheme of things by virtue of our partnership with God. God enjoys employing weak means to achieve great ends. He relishes difficult labor.
God has the power to work with dummies to produce great results. We should be, if we were only wise, clay in His hands. When people let God shape them, the artistry is stunning.
As human beings cling to God and seek to understand Him, we command a position of high importance in the universal scheme of things.

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Toltec Eagle Religion

February 3, 2017 – Toltecs worship a great Eagle which devours the awareness of people as they die. Consciousness is the food that the Eagle, a creature of consciousness, feeds upon. Men of knowledge fly past the Eagle to gain eternal life. They offer a coherent account of their lives instead of the life itself. They transfer their consciousness to the Eagle while keeping it for themselves by telling a story. The Eagle takes the consciousness generated by the story in place of the life.
In Toltec dreaming, men of knowledge travel to a place where humans are bubbles of energy inside a vast, complexly layered universe of consciousness that together is a living animal of unimaginable power. The Eagle is a creature of awareness whose food is awareness.
How much of this might be true? According to my research, all is likely true except for the image of a bird. This image pleases Toltec imaginations, which fly far and soar high.
The Eagle religion is different from the Jewish worship of God. The Eagle represents spirit in the world. God is beyond the universe and its spirituality. The power and dominion of some great conscious creature like an Eagle is a matter of science. God’s existence is a matter of faith.
God and the Eagle are beings of different orders, at least according to God. The Eagle often has other ideas.
Higher orders of awareness, like the feelings from which they are woven, crave companionship. They bestow awareness like their own on their component parts. Higher orders of awareness use the insights of lower orders for their nourishment: to ease their loneliness.
We are tiny little parts of the World Soul. We live and die inside an Animal of fierce passion, vast destructiveness, wonderful creativity, high wit and impeccable taste. We are to the Eagle as molecules of our makeup are to us.
We serve the Eagle by birth and destiny. We do what we do as well as we can to keep the Eagle healthy.
We serve the Eagle without a choice. We live in a world of limited choices. We live on a small scale. In comparison to the Eagle, human beings are pieces of dust and blind as bats.
Yet our imagination and powers of empathy allow us humans to see, if only by small glimpses, something of the grandeur that surrounds us whose awareness operates far beyond anything that we can know.

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The World Soul

February 2, 2017 – The close observation (stalking) of feelings compels the conclusion that everything real -- matter, energy, space and time -- represents feelings. Will and consciousness take strange forms foreign to our human frame of reference whose nature we can hardly imagine. The physical universe encloses a space continuously filled with feelings. Space itself is a feeling.
The universe is an organization of feelings represented by matter, energy, space and time. It is a collective personality system. The World Soul is a living, kicking Animal. The feelings out of which the universe is woven desperately desire companionship. A universe of feelings desires companionship.
The universe is not in existential need of love. It can live without it. From an excess of love it yearns to generate offspring, spreading outwardly. It also spreads inwardly, fostering the consciousness of the whole in its various parts. The World Soul has too much love. It presses to expand. It gives birth to spread the love. It seeks social encounters to spread love. Feelings fondly desire to share their pleasure in being.
Mirroring relations between large and small and equal and unequal fill the universe. Feelings seek to be replicated and indeed do replicate as they spread. Feelings seek out and find what agrees with them. They create their mirror images in foreign mediums of representation as they make their way through the universe.
It is not surprising that human beings resemble the whole universe in psychological make up. Mirroring is the rule.
The universe is fierce, loving, just, wise and witty. How the universe keeps and balances moral accounts is beyond us. The science of feelings tells us that justice is always served; served from moment to moment in every place; only we humans can’t see it. We humans can’t see the justice of life, and neither can the universe. The justice of existence puzzles the World Soul, which cannot get to the bottom of the problem.
The universe keeps expanding. It expands recklessly without regard for future health. It races outward in search of a solution. It seeks new examples, new cases for study, as it tries to get on top of the problem of justice.
I believe in the insistent, intricate justice of a universe whose spirit rules its flesh, whose flesh mirrors (and by offering companionship, consoles) spirit in search of companionship. Despite the intolerable injustices of life, victory going to the slow, honor attaching to scoundrels, I believe in the perfect aptness of unwanted experience.
I believe on scientific grounds what I cannot see and what my senses tell me is not true. From what I know of life, injustice happens all the time, and it mostly goes unpunished. Injustice is like bad weather: we all see it, nobody likes it, and nobody can change it. Indeed, I am horrified by the injustice of life.
The fall of every leaf reflects the moral doings of a remarkably intelligent universe. My science frees me of the need to think about the rights and wrongs of the justice I’ve seen. Yet I think about it constantly.
A practitioner of not doing is unable to judge his experience for good or evil. Not knowing whether victory is better than defeat, he does not know whether it is good for him to get his way. Believing in life’s justice and wanting what he wants, he knows that what he actually gets is better for him than what he wanted for himself.
Defeat closes doors that a person thought were open. It narrows life’s possibilities. It generates pain that cannot be erased. A human being is stretched and challenged mentally to make something good out of something bad. He demonstrates that his defeats were good for him in a universe of justice by learning from them.
A person engaged in not doing that remains chained to the ordinary workings of reality does not develop magical powers. He merely learns from observation. He acquires knowledge.
Without employing magic, a lifelong practitioner of not doing is a dead duck. He is indistinguishable from a fool. He is an easy target. As a man of knowledge, he is not an easy target. As for him, he does not care to fight. All outcomes are equal.
A man of knowledge made a weakling by his love of knowledge calls on the universe to do justice, and expects an answer during his lifetime. If no answer comes, that also is life.
Animals are happy with their lives, however long or short, healthy or injured, strong or weak. Animals have a special experience of consciousness that is pure delight, even if it only lasts a moment. Animals never complain about the justice of life with the exception of animals systematically mistreated by men, like chickens in egg factories, who develop the neuroses of men. Chickens complain, but wolves never do.
Men fall in between the cracks. An experience of life that animals love is not enough to satisfy the human sense of justice. Men are left with questions, despair and doubt by a kind of experience that animals love without question.
Where there is no point to desire, all experience being right and just, not doing is right doing, for there truly is nothing to desire beyond what we are given by a very great universe.

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Feeling Sorry for Atheists

January 27, 2017 – Not being loved spoils the disposition. Not being loved by an unseeing, uncaring universe poisons the disposition of atheists. Anger arises that wants to strike out and do damage. Atheists make wonderful critics. They love to cut down the pretensions of believers. They are envious.
A feeling of being loved comes with religion. A feeling of being loved unconditionally spoils the disposition of the religious devout. Children favored by divine attention love themselves too well. They readily ignore, overlook and justify their faults. Whatever they do feels right because surely it will be loved. They need criticism to keep them in line.
Atheists are alone in their high consciousness. They are superior to a universe that does not comprehend their suffering.
Believers feel important to be in the care of great gods. A light is shone on them from above. They bask in the spotlight. Their vanity is flattered. They can be smug. They can be intolerant. They can be hateful. They can be ugly.
We love ourselves better being loved by gods. Satisfaction with our lot, pleasure in living, is sustained by the love of gods.
Atheists feel alone and special in their high consciousness. Their loneliness is heartbreaking. Their hearts are broken. They punch you in the nose for telling them so.

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January 26, 2017 – Nature is a great artist, creator of snow-topped mountain peaks and the rainbow spray of waterfalls, the plumage of birds and the petals of flowers. Poets employ recurrent images to give added depth of meaning to their art. Omens are the symbolic speech of the natural world, a poet.
A person considering omens encounters the artful, enchanting mystifications of a universe whose rhythms of speech are too fast and too slow for human comprehension. Fate turns our lives into comedies and tragedies that we don’t write.
People put themselves as readily in the mind of the universe – seeing through its eyes, calculating its calculations -- as a kidney puts itself in the mind of the whole man. No strand of muscle ever knew anything about American history.
A man of knowledge seeks instruction from a world more knowing than he whose goodness and wisdom he implicitly acknowledges by his sustained mindlessness, induced by not doing. To act mindlessly is to drop one’s defenses.
A man of knowledge goes about his self-defense unusually. He appeals to the justice of a just world by acting to merit future rewards. He throws up his shield by challenging Justice to do justice in his case.
A man of knowledge does not force his ideas on his feelings. Naturally his feelings come to know what his mind knows. Thought is a specialized adaptation of feelings. He leaves it up to his feelings to do with the information what it will. Ideas suggest desirable courses of action; for a man of knowledge, feelings make the final decision other than in emergencies. Otherwise he allows his feelings to make up his mind for him believing that they know more about life than he.
A man of knowledge respects the dignity of feelings in the hope and sure expectation that feelings will show similar respect for him. (So the new man relates to the new woman.)
Except for emergencies, a man of knowledge gives his feelings full freedom to direct his behavior. He asks few questions as he behaves strangely by his own lights. (The new man will so defer to the new woman.)
He labors to change his emotional responses to familiar and unfamiliar stimuli. A man of knowledge educates his feelings. Feelings are slow learners. They seem never to learn. They know more than they say. They are hard to convince.
Feelings are musically attuned to a universe that handles feelings with artistic flair. The attunement of the artist to emotional music in the world delivers him to a place of beauty. The id gives the vibration to the ego, and the ego passes it on to the world by way of his artistry.
As music has recurrent themes, life has omens. Omens are indications of the hidden drama in which our lives are cast.
Omens are here, there, and everywhere. They come first, last, and at many other points along a dramatic line that extends over time. We would be lost without them. They give us a glimpse into the mystery that rules our existence. By examining omens, the id orients itself and us to the world’s hidden intent.
Although the id is the center of pleasure-seeking drives as Freud discovered and lingered long upon, the id is not a disorganized cauldron of burning emotions. It is highly organized to make unconscious emotional perceptions. Unconscious perception produces the uncanny genius of premonitions.
Omens point out hidden meanings. What these are is hard to say and impossible to know. Questions of interpretation keep the unconscious mind churning. The need to understand fuels the fire from which sexuality leaps forth. When we lose curiosity, libido dies.
The id is a source of many alternative hypotheses at once. It is filled with questions. The id feels and, with the aid of thought, pictures how the world is secretly organized. The id of the artist is exceptionally sensitive to the musical tone and rhythms of nature. The emotional wind of the world, the ancient Greeks knew, blows into the artist’s chest, inspiring him. An artist’s emotional vibrations direct his exertions.
The musical wind of the world is perceived by the id and sent forward for examination to the ego, which in the case of the artist dotes upon hints and suggestions of unconscious origin.
Great works of art require hard work. They demand attention to detail. Without an ego willing to work hard, inspiration fails. In the mind of the artist, “Regression occurs in the service of the ego.” A strong ego voluntarily pulls back to allow the id to tell consciousness what it sees and hopes for. This report enables the ego to begin the serious labor of art. The wind of inspiration sets his ship on the high seas.
The artist’s id is sensitive to the wind of the world. His ego is open to hear the id’s report. It cooperates with an id eager to report by keeping silent. The artist’s ego and id cooperate to produce works of art. The ego retreats into silence to serve itself.
Omens are spiritual markers like the physical markers that we encounter in a wilderness telling us where to find water, food and shelter, and warning us of danger. Omens pose puzzles. We rarely know what to make of them. Thus omens orient us uncertainly.
Omens are a source of wisdom. Omens teach courage and omens teach prudence.

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The Art of Living

January 20, 2017 – Every happening must have psychological meaning if the physical universe mirrors a hidden spiritual universe. If every event has psychological meaning, how do we avoid drowning in mostly useless information?
We selectively block it out. In order to act effectively, we search out relevant messages and disregard the rest. As we mature, we learn to hear what we want to hear. We all possess huge powers of interpretation that allow us to turn our experience into something that our minds can handle.
We all want our ideas to prove correct. As experience verifies our assumptions, we live stable, predictable lives. We alter our choices to trim our experience to fit the size of our minds. By one shift and another, we select sensory impressions and slant emotional reports to give our assumptions the appearance of truth. In sum, we confirm our beliefs – and the beliefs of our ancestors -- by seeking out their confirmation. Thus police departments build a case around the wrong man.
Through our power to choose and interpret experience to suit our cognitive needs, we turn our experience into what we will it to be. Thus we hold reality constant. The constancy of our characters indicates that how we think about life in youth does not change over the course of a lifetime.
In order for us to be aware of something, anything, we must block out many other things. In order to write these words, I block out a thousand distracting ideas. To keep a focus is to narrow a focus, and to hell with what stands outside it. Highly focused thinking breaks through the surface of whatever it examines. Its focus gives it the shape and function of a drill.
A writer that says everything says nothing. An observer that knows everything knows nothing, for he has no way to organize his observations into thoughts.
We all take natural processes for granted in order to focus on things that change. Processes taken for granted are emptied of psychological content. We do not receive every piece of news as symbolic speech because we insist on living sane lives. The power to notice omens comes from the power not to notice omens. Such logical contradictions as the analysis comes upon are typical shenanigans of mood field behavior.
All happenings point toward hidden meanings. We lay down the foundations of meaningful lives by agreeing never to think about many things that we might think about to our profit if we were willing to go crazy to pay the price of our newly extended sensitivity.
A person that constantly notices hidden motives is unable to think or act. His mind is paralyzed by fear. Movement is frozen by a global sense of danger. A person that notices too many hidden motives cannot distinguish between what is really happening and the happenings of his imagination.
It does not matter to our sanity how much the world talks to us. We determine our fate by the manner in which we listen.
Human cultural consciousness is well able to turn our lives into an opaque wall of objectively determined facts with hardly a hint of spiritual suggestion, the model of the universe favored by modern scientists. Modern culture collectively has the ingenuity and willpower to make the model credible.
All that a rational thinker requires to believe in the scientific model of reality besides a logical mind is thick skin. Lack of imagination grounds scientific thinking. Insensitivity to the feel, sound and sensation of contradictory evidence draws the boundaries of the universe inhabited by scientists. Every day they work to shore up breaches in the walls.
Scientists do not hear the voice of contradictory evidence, millions of cases, when, by proper scientific reasoning, one exceptional case is enough to prove something that must be explained and must not be explained away.
The art of living is to know when to seek out hidden motives, when to pay attention to omens, when to search one’s own heart, and when to take the world as it presents itself without a second thought.

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The Inner Eye

January 19, 2017 – Our minds employ two different conscious perspectives whose differences mirror the divide between consciousness and unconsciousness, ego and id. Outer consciousness is centered in the eyes and ears; it knows the real world through the physical senses. It is closely connected to people and their expectations. It is realistic, socialized consciousness.
We possess a second kind of conscious awareness that is attuned both to facts and feelings. The inner eye is the extension in consciousness of the id, a state of mind that is exclusively attuned to feelings. Inner awareness stands in close relation to the drives because it is immersed in feelings. Inner awareness is passionate and sentimental, fierce and silly. Emotions rule it.
The accomplishment of power of a man of knowledge is to turn inner awareness into a purely observing awareness free of the raging, surging desires that move in its vicinity.
Inner awareness looks out on feelings, not facts. The mind’s reflections transpire in uncharted psychological space.
We watch the world directly from the outer margins of our being, and we feel and watch ourselves watching the world. We face the real world and we face our feelings. Consciousness of the surface is different from consciousness of the depths. Outer consciousness looks outward. It is an extrovert. Inner consciousness looks on feelings. It looks on feelings regardless of where they are found. It is an introvert. Feelings are within.
The inner eye looks to the past as well as the present. It follows feelings wherever feelings go. The awareness of feelings of the inner ego comes in addition to its knowledge of facts gathered by the realistic outer ego.
We are two different conscious persons in one person. The two conscious sub-personalities relate to each other. They agree, a natural enough state of affairs considering that they represent and serve the same person. They quarrel about the better way of service. They disagree along lines of quarrel that evoke differences between ego and id.
Ego and id struggle with each other, as Freud rightly tells us. They also cooperate. It is well known that ego and id work together to serve a common end in the creation of art. Inner and outer consciousness relate similarly, but they cooperate more, for they are more alike in point of view than ego and id.
Awareness of the physical world is necessary to survival. Man is not primarily a philosopher or psychologist. Detached awareness of feelings adds a third axis of consciousness to the two-dimensional awareness of reality centered in the eyes.
One bundle of attention wants what it wants. The other bundle of attention reflects the action and reflects on the action. It also wants what it wants. Survival is what counts. The inner eye waits while outer consciousness commands attention and searches for satisfaction. The inner eye acts in reaction to the outer eye and its prior doings.
Reflection goes in search of satisfaction. It turns away from reality toward daydreams, thoughts pleasant in themselves. Indulgence of feelings is a weakening practice rejected by men of knowledge. Self-love is cousin to daydreaming. It is thinking that twists facts to generate pleasant thoughts. It is thought used narcissistically for pleasure.
Reflection’s search for pleasure moves along different lines: realistic lines. Satisfaction comes from discerning factors, forces and processes really at work in our lives. New knowledge deepens our understanding of what we are enduring.
The personality of the infant develops early. A partly extroverted personality emerges after struggling to break free of infantile dreaminess of pure introversion and flagrant narcissism. The extroverted side of the child’s personality separates itself from narcissistic dreaming by acting in the world. The inward turning and outward turning sides as they relate form the core of what comes to be known as our character.
Character is subject to modification in the course of a lifetime. Both inner and outer eyes learn and change with experience. The outer eye develops earlier. Its capacity for development is limited by familiar physical limits, notably age. The inner eye develops later; its potential is unlimited.
Yogi Berra famously remarked that it is impossible to think and to hit a baseball at the same time. The person that thinks persistently and intently is hardly able to act. The inward turn of feelings enfeebles the outward facing attention needed to act in the world. The extrovert occupies the outer eye that looks out on the world. His is the mind of the actor.
We are often critical of ourselves. The thoughtful observer inside us has frequent advice to give to the actor to do things differently the next time. The actor mostly pays no attention. After much nagging, sometimes the actor gives in. Behavior changes for internal reasons that others must try to understand.
No one is purely outer eye or inner eye, extrovert or introvert. We move back and forth from one perspective to the other. We shift points of view as we find it expedient.
The inner eye feeds on observations. It grows strong by exercise. The man of knowledge fosters the observational work of the inner eye. The inner eye of a man of knowledge is free of feelings because it is entirely ruled by them. It is a paradox.
The second personality is re-organized in adolescence as a surge of sexuality disorganizes whatever used to be. The ego and id that wrestled to dominate the breakaway consciousness of childhood wrestle a second time in adolescence for domination of the rapidly developing inner eye.
Owning the initiative, the outer eye takes the lead as it relates to the inner eye that is born to nag, to raise questions and doubts. The relations of extroverted consciousness and inner consciousness are like those of a man and woman. They are sexualized. They struggle over the emotional terms of their union. They love each other and they fight.
The inner eye is dominant or submissive in relation to the socialized outer self. It is critical and bossy, a real nagging wife, a real backseat driver; or it turns into a bullied servant of no account as it is valued or despised by the maturing adult. If he favors action and starves reflection, he will lose the power to know himself. The command of Apollo to Know Thyself is a command to develop the inner eye.
Too much thinking paralyzes the will. Hamlet lives an ineffective, pain-filled life because he thinks too much.
Our thinking makes us different from other animals. Apollo rejects those who are not thoughtful. The Oracle at Delphi was a game that Apollo played with the intelligence of his worshippers. Worshippers detected Apollo’s personality in the word puzzles that he devised. His oracles demanded high thoughtfulness for their solution. Apollo put the inner eye to hard labor.

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Not Doing

January 13, 2017 – Normal people normally act rationally; to accomplish sensible purposes; with real benefits in view. Abnormal people act irrationally, irresponsibly; without regard for benefits. When people behave irrationally, they act under the pressure of overwhelming emotions that seek expression no matter what the consequences.
Men of knowledge normally act irrationally. They represent feelings that insist on representation in action as gestures, without regard for those probable consequences that are the primary concern of rational actors. Normally men of knowledge act without practical ends in view.
A man of knowledge puts aside realism to pursue personal power, a psychological ideal. His behavior comes in response to emotional impressions that he treats as the gestures (the indirect speech) of a hidden and universal psychological order. His decisions are unpredictable because they are based on momentary impressions of what the moment calls for.
Unlike a normal person, a man of knowledge does not try to control the present moment. He gladly allows the present moment to control him; he is the servant of its suggested wishes.
Normal people prosper as they press their stamp on events. They try all the time to influence outcomes in their favor through self-assertive behavior.
Normal people own their desires gladly. Desire is part of the normal sense of self. Men of knowledge do not own their desires. Their emotions are foreign to them. Their sense of self is a purely perceiving awareness. Sculpting the self as an island of detached observation, men of knowledge process feelings that arise somewhere in the surrounding ocean of streaming sensations that constantly knock against the shore.
By not doing, men of knowledge make nonsense of the present moment. Meaning is a doing, the product of thought. Nothing has meaning to one engaged in not doing. His present moment is perpetually wrapped in mystery.
Not doing abolishes understanding in and of the present moment. It eliminates rationality. It quiets the mind entirely. The rational thinking of a man of knowledge is strictly confined to the past. Remembered scenes are carefully examined for what they reveal. A man of knowledge learns by reworking his past.
He never knows no matter how much he learns, for the present moment continues to baffle him utterly.
Knowledge drawn from life advises the present moment of a man of knowledge without saying a word. Rationality is forever on hold in his present moment.
Normal people, virtually all of us who survive, do what we do to gain something by it. Doings seek rewards. Not doing seeks no rewards. Not doing wants only to be what it is. Results are the test of normal, purposeful behavior. Not doing is rewarded without regard for results. Not doing is a suitable gesture. It is the emotional expression that circumstances seem to require. Not doing makes no effort to understand what it means. It makes no sense of itself or its present circumstances.
The world in relation to which men do what they do contains better and worse choices and outcomes. Doing gives direction to human effort. Doing makes us what we are. Not doing provides no direction. When the rational mind is put aside, there is no sense to calculation or exertion.
Our minds develop complex internal structures to direct our doings. Many, many doings turn a mindless infant into a clever adult. Not doing dissolves meanings and leaves the practitioner stripped of reason. The practice induces the unstructured mentality of an infant alongside the outlook of an experienced investigator of crime scenes.
A man of knowledge is not an infant. He knows a lot. He just never applies it. Perpetually he studies his circumstances, never knowing what they mean.
An emergency button is pushed by a man of knowledge when he feels his life endangered. Danger revives his rational mind. Suddenly he thinks rationally in the present moment. He focuses on the emergency tasks of survival.
A man of knowledge spends much of his time in an attitude of not doing. His behavior may or may not make sense; he does not care. It may seem purposeful, and it may seem mad. He does not make up his own mind. He lets the wish to make appropriate gestures make up his mind for him.
Civilization is based on a shared sense of right and a universal belief in doing things right.
By not doing, a man of knowledge disrupts his social relations. He cuts his ties to the world. A man of knowledge is an outlaw; for the law is a great human doing.

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Not Indulging Feelings

January 12, 2017 – Feelings ask to be heard. They press for attention. Each pulls on the apron strings of centralized consciousness. Some whisper, others scream to be heard. To pay attention to some feelings, we must ignore many others. Feelings are like children. Each wants acknowledgment. Each wants its importance validated.
Like children feelings go bad when too much is made of them. Like children asking to be spoiled, feelings grow best when they are dealt with firmly through selective inattention.
To indulge feelings is to give feelings undue attention. It is to exaggerate their importance. To indulge feelings is to be unduly pleased with one’s feelings.
Indulging feelings is a form of narcissism. It pays undue attention to the self. It wastes energy. It fosters obsessions. It feeds paranoia. It draws attention away from more important matters. It compromises awareness of the present moment.
We seek pleasure in thinking and end up feeling worse. Arousal born in the indulgence of thoughts leaves us remorseful, morbidly blue in its wake. Our bodies know that we have wasted our limited powers of attention. Self-reproach rightly follows the waste of energy. Indulging feelings reduces personal power.
A person that indulges feelings is ruled by spoiled feelings. His awareness is often captured and regularly abused by moods and impressions not deserving attention. A person that indulges feelings turns the same thoughts over and over to no good use. Indulging feelings betrays exaggerated self-interest, merely.
A man of power glances at his feelings, forms impressions, plays with them briefly, and turns away. He refuses to make too much of any particular mood or impression. He does not take undue hold of his feelings that they might not take hold of him. A man of knowledge follows feelings as a hunter follows the prey, at a distance.
A man of power thinks rhythmically and musically. He dances among thoughts, changing partners as he goes. He dips into a particular impression and then moves away. He is careful to maintain mental distance and balance. He refuses to be chained to any line of thinking, no matter how alluring.
Thinking produces a mixture of truth and error. Truth abides. It stands as time goes by. Errors fall away. Too much thinking magnifies the importance of thoughts that become unmanageable for their sheer size. Too much thinking makes mountains out of molehills. It mistakenly extends the lifespan of incorrect ideas.
Indulging feelings sends fantasies in repetitive circles. Thinking the same thoughts, finally he runs out of energy, tired over nothing, having gone nowhere. A self-indulgent mind grows weak. It sickens. It is mastered by pain.
Pleasure eludes people that love prized fantasies that are only loosely connected to the real world. When we follow our thoughts away from how we actually lead our lives, we make pleasure in thought a substitute for power in living.
Life is hard. People console themselves for the frustrations of life by deliberately immersing their minds in pleasant or exciting or sad or poignant thoughts. After we think for pleasure and sensation rather than for information, we feel disgusted. We feel pain. Our bodies know how we have squandered our time and our chances.
A man of knowledge accumulates emotional power by avoiding its loss: by not indulging feelings.

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Forty Years in this Profession

January 6, 2017 – My life collapsing around me, in 1977 I made a covenant with God. I desperately wanted to live to publish the findings of a new science already well begun. God had begun speaking to me. In my despair, I found His voice among my thoughts. I swore to serve God faithfully. What God required was more than I had an appetite for. A true science of psychology was enough for me. God insisted on placing politics, history and religion on my plate.
It was all or nothing. Either I did God’s work, too, or no work would get done. Without God, I was dead in the water. I would not make it through another winter. With God on my side, who could say what the outcome would be? I undertook an impossible task knowing that I had nothing to lose.
My knowledge is my secret. My science is a fact.
A man of knowledge lives in the moment. He has no thoughts with which to form motives. His personality is formless. He is entirely made up of impressions. The character of his impressions makes his decisions. He has no character, only methods. He does not know what he will do, nor does anybody else.
Normal people are ruled by their characters. Attitudes move cyclically. Feelings travel like planets in ellipses, stretching to extremes as if to get free of central control, and then moving closer in orbit around an unchanged central focus.
The character changes that people undergo in life with maturity are imprinted in youth. People do not learn enough from life really to change, altering fully formed attitudes.
People stand still emotionally. They do not really learn from life. One generation is like the next. Manners change. Behavior looks different. It seems that people have changed enormously. They have not. Mothers, fathers, sisters and brothers are as they were in 1950, give or take bubble gum, bobby sox, cell phones, and tattoos. Change is on the surface.
Every generation resolves on being different. The children end up resembling their parents. Change occurs on the surface.
This fortieth anniversary calls for a celebration, which is what this blog is: a celebration of forty years of constant change. God shrewdly seduced me to keep on learning. God ruthlessly deepened my science by skimping on carrots. I work hard. I have not seen a miracle.
God is more giving when He withholds rewards than when He quickly makes all His promises come true. I suffer, I worry, yet my cup runneth over.

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Stopping the Internal Dialogue

January 5, 2017 – Silencing thinking, which Toltec shamans call stopping the internal dialogue, opens the world to magic. Silencing thinking is the object of Asian meditation. The noise of our minds keeps divinity away.
Cause and effect cannot be observed until the idea of cause and effect is entertained. Normal habits of mind create the regularity of life. When the internal dialogue stops, experience loses its continuity. Stopping the internal dialogue stops the world. Life becomes uncanny. Familiar ways are left behind.
I am not a Toltec shaman. I don’t want magic. I want regularity. My internal dialogue never stops. I need a stable framework for my study of feelings.
People crave diversion from the routines that they deeply desire. They seek out homeopathic doses of terror. Entertainment provides manageable samples. Real terror comes with a huge emotional charge. Real terror is overwhelming.
Thinking reduces life’s terrors. It makes life familiar. Comprehensible events can be acted upon. Thinking provides motives for action. Normal people think frequently if not constantly. Shamans do the opposite. They cultivate the cessation of thought. They invite the uncanny into their lives.
Shamans make emotional preparations to survive a hard shaking as they learn abnormal ways of handling consciousness that invite uncanny experiences into their lives.
Shamans think differently from the norm after working hard to create the difference. By altering how their minds work, shamans create a foreign, indeed, an alien experience of reality.
The character of our thoughts and the character of our experience roughly match. This is an amazing fact that seems to belong to science fiction. A scientifically ruled world of self-centered people ought not to reflect each person’s emotions, but it does. Not only people, but impersonal systems are tuned in.
The behavior of people surrounding a person diagnosed as schizophrenic is as crazy as the person himself. People act unnaturally and dishonestly in the near vicinity of insanity. It is a weird match of mind and real experience that happens again and again, and not only amidst craziness.
The world in which boring people live is boring. They put people to sleep. They create the weariness of their experience – other people are not bored, they don’t find the world boring – and they can’t see it and don’t know it. The boredom that they cannot escape comes from inside them. So it is for us all. The mystery is deeper. More than people change to mirror our minds. Objective reality creates coincidental anomalies called omens that tell each person who he is.
The tone of reality is attuned to the tone of our minds. Reality dances to a hidden set of feelings in its weird attunement to hidden human feelings, harmonizing the essential nature of experience with each human heart and mind. The idea is unnerving until you get used to it.
The people we deal with even the accidents of nature that we confront behave as if in secret emotional attunement with our feelings. Life gives our hearts and minds the experience that we are unconsciously looking to find.
An unusual experience of reality is produced by unusual handling of consciousness. Shamans are produced by stalking feelings, by not indulging, and especially by not doing.
Terror and death stop the internal dialogue. They rob us of thought. A man of knowledge clear in his purposes does not fall apart when struck by terror or death. Trained feelings react to disorientation along disciplined lines.
Shamans that stop their internal dialogue know about worlds beyond this world; which power and knowledge in no way enlighten scientists exclusively concerned to understand this world.
Reason crumbles when touched by real magic, which is knowable only after reason has been put aside. Real magic freezes reason. True magic and rigorous reason cannot co-exist. Scientists occupy a highly reasonable state of mind sustained by an educated internal dialogue that makes magic undetectable. Where reason stands, the nagual has not paid a visit.
Methods that create meetings with foreign universes and powerful alien beings when the internal dialogue is silenced become powerful tools for the scientific examination of feelings when the internal dialogue is maintained.

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Men and Angels

December 22, 2016 – We Sons of Adam exploit our fellow men. We are calculating. We can be cruel. We stigmatize the stranger and rob the weakling. We are deficient in empathy. We are self-centered. We are vain. We are like the serpent cold-blooded. People are rightly afraid of ghosts.
Ghosts are angels that settle spiritual accounts. They issue warnings and administer punishments. They may bring gifts and offer protection. Why ghosts come to some and not others, helping some and hindering others, is beyond us.
Why do some live to old age while others die young? We who see through a glass darkly cannot know. What makes the angels clear-sighted? What makes ghosts our moral judges?
Angels come from an invisible world of feelings. A man of knowledge learns from his feelings. The dark universe stands in closer relation to the mysteries of feelings than a material universe that feels feelings but cannot know them as facts.
People are emotionally blind. Angels have eyes to see.
A material universe hides feelings behind material realities that represent them symbolically. A material universe throws up walls behind which feelings are fully hidden and indirectly exposed. A material universe endows feelings with a sense of privacy that is not found in the dark universe.
Men sin and angels do not. With privacy comes temptation to sin. Sin is a set of behavioral choices that arise in a feeling of apparent exemption from the law of karma. Sin is behavior meriting punishment that nonetheless feels right.
Goodness does not know about sin except at second hand, through the testimony of others. Angels are not predators. There is no predatory behavior in the dark universe. They know that crime is punished. Human criminals commit crimes in the hope of escaping punishment. Feelings chained to physical reality travel by lines that puzzle and baffle angels.
The intermingling of emotions with physical reality invites emotions to turn cruel and wicked. Cruelty and wickedness do not exist where feelings are free of the confusion of matter. People do what is wrong thinking that it is right. People grope in moral darkness unable to see what drives their actions.
Feelings in the dark universe are lit up by attention from anywhere and everywhere. They are perceivable from all distances and angles. Anyone with a will to see sees whatever there is to see. There is no secrecy. Angels see the past directly, but people can only remember and dream about it. What happened yesterday in the dark universe is still happening there.
The feelings of a real universe are hidden in the matter, energy, space and time that represent them. What do we know of the feelings of rocks? Feelings enjoy real if not absolute privacy where they are not as real as rocks; where they are rather only as we imagine them, and nowhere and nothing else.
Feelings are feigned and feelings are imagined. Feelings exist in a permanent state of concealment in a material world that gives them only symbolic representation.
Feelings suffer by their bondage to matter. Their freedom of movement is limited. They turn mean and cruel. Feelings want to spread simply and freely forever. The substantiality of a material universe impedes the free movement of feelings. Feelings are better satisfied in the dark universe.
Angels are always on their best behavior because their behavior is under constant scrutiny. Angels never feel cruel except in relation to cruel creatures that have it coming to them. There is no freedom to choose evil in the dark universe. Shame waits at the door.
By its regular goodness, the life of angels seems dull from our crueler earthly perspective.
By human reckoning, sinful behavior violates the rules of society or religion. But sin is as necessary to men as sanctity. If all people were good, it would be as if nobody were good. The concept of goodness would not exist. You can’t have obedience without rule breaking any more than you can have long without short or left without right.
Sin is necessary to a material world. It performs vital tasks. Without the war between good and evil, there is no art or religion. Sin’s virtues are hidden from a world of wrong whose people are madly obsessed with being in the right.
Humans are creatures of light and dark. Everyone is known to others, and no one is properly understood. We are mysterious even to ourselves.

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Nobody Knows How the End Will Come

December 16, 2016 – Nobody backs down.
Support for every extreme side grows everywhere firmer in a universal struggle for power. Armed conflict breaks out where one extremist group or ideology confronts another. No extremist is reluctant these days to go to the furthest extremes of ferocity and savagery to support a cause in whose right he has not a shadow of a doubt.
Mankind is headed for collision after collision, violence here and violence there, extremist confronting extremist, as extremism continues to rise. No one knows where these wars are leading. No one knows the end. The End takes us all by surprise.
The prophets anciently wrote that all these little wars would finally take the form of one Great War involving coalitions of nations and peoples coming against Jerusalem.
Nobody knows what form the prophetic symbols will take. Ancient prophecy has us in its clutches. We cannot break free.
We are headed for the End by way of many wars between groups of hotheads and True Believers. Anger and certainty are surely on the rise. Extremists only grow surer in their various causes. Take a look at Aleppo.

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The Stalker’s Stare

December 8, 2016 – A man of knowledge notes his feelings and follows their associations. Feelings arise in a more profound sensitivity to life than thinking supposes. A great invisible body of knowledge leaves behind a trail of feelings. Knowledge is prey to a man of knowledge. He stalks feelings to extract knowledge from a jungle of misconceptions.
People have a natural capacity to distinguish one feeling from another with animal certainty. There is emotional tone deafness as there is musical tone deafness. Some are guessing in naming their moods.
A person who can distinguish among his feelings can stalk his feelings. Men of knowledge are stalkers of feelings. Feelings love their freedom. They cover their tracks. Feelings hate being seen in their nakedness. They wear costumes and put on masks.
Feelings are herd animals. They long for union with their own kind. Sadness seeks out company; love looks for love. This longing for union explains the inherent tendency of emotions to generalize simply: to exert influence. Influence connects and partially unifies separate parties.
Feelings that seek union strongly insist on their differences around the question of who exerts influence and who receives it.
A feeling that is seen in its nakedness is taken undefended by foreign consciousness with unknown motives. We love to see another in his nakedness as we hate to be so seen ourselves.
Stalkers of feelings, like all hunters, study the prey. Hunters use clues gathered from the hunt to correct dreamy, imprecise impressions of the prey’s behavior. Feelings are prey to a man of knowledge. Feelings behave like animals.
A man of knowledge does not stare at the objects that he studies. He glances at an object briefly, turns his glance away, focuses it elsewhere, and returns later for another brief look. By breaking his glance frequently, he avoids making an emotional impression on the prey that would draw attention to him, leading to his discovery. His stare is a persistent series of brief glances.
A man of knowledge follows his feelings wherever they lead. The observing inner eye and the curious inner self are invested with energy and purpose. The trail of feelings leads to the discovery of many facts concealed from sight by the innate modesty and shrewdness of feelings.
A man of knowledge follows his feelings as a skilled hunter follows the game. Like any skilled hunter, a stalker of feelings never alerts the prey to his presence.
Feelings are wild animals that run away when they sense foreign eyes on them. One never knows what the unwanted eyes are planning for dinner.
Many seemingly wrong behaviors may not be wrong; they do not change under the stalker’s stare. Ignorance and error flee upon being stalked. The inner eye knows more about life than the socially engaged outer eye under observation. The inner eye regularly puts its two cents in the actor’s ear when the action pauses. We realize what we should have said on the way home. Learning from the inner eye is laborious. We see our errors, yet we repeat them. Endless repetition is required.
A man of knowledge tests his ideas by staring at them. If they run away, they are false. The truth stands its ground. It refuses to move. Mistaken ideas are filled with self-doubt. Bluffing enters into all false behavior. Bluffers go away when stared at. Insecurity drives them away.
By his focus on undesirable feelings, a man of knowledge causes them discomfort. Feelings that are behaving badly grow ashamed on being seen where unseen they were proud.
Where they go unseen, feelings do not fear shame. Acting in private, feelings misbehave. Feelings mostly do what is right when they are seen. Feelings make different choices in the dark.
Sin loves the dark. Feelings that go undetected freely violate the law of karma.
Misbehavior is discomforted by the stalker’s stare. Theft freezes in the spotlight.

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Wrestling Insanity

November 24, 2016 – Disturbing thoughts derail clear thinking. We limit the content of consciousness to organize it.
Disturbances are kept out by walls. Complementary (not simple mirroring) relations build a wall of compulsive inattention between ego and id. Walls normalize differences between the opposite sides. Ego and id see the world differently. The ego is realistic. The id is imaginative. Each must block out the other to think its own thoughts.
Ego-id differences stabilize the personality. No idea readily gains acquiescence when every idea is met with automatic disagreement from the other side of a wall in the mind. When mental gridlock sets in place, emotions are checked and moderated, and thinking is stabilized.
An ego and id without walls (of repression) between them communicate freely. Free communication makes them think alike. Their personalities mirror one another as they freely engage in simple mirroring relations. The removal of walls allows fantasies of unconscious origin, disturbing thoughts, indeed, to convince the ego of their truth. Thoughts reinforced by circulating ego-id agreements take on hurricane force.
As repression breaks down, sanity must grow very strong to survive the battering of powerful alien thoughts. The mind readily breaks down. Genius and madness go together.
Nobody wants a hurricane. The diagnosis of schizophrenia rationalizes social rejection. A wall (to block the spread of panic) of false relations is built around the schizophrenic. On the advice of experts, a person turns into a disease. He receives treatment in place of humanity. Society de-humanizes the people it means to reject.
When walls of repression break down, unconscious fantasies flood consciousness. Unconscious mental life has no practical purpose. There is no death in the id. We are not free in normal consciousness to ignore problems of survival. The creature that does not worry about its survival does not survive.
A man of knowledge wants to know what his unconscious mind knows. A man of knowledge chips away at the wall of repression. When the wall collapses, the man goes mad.
Acute schizophrenia comes in a flood of disturbing thoughts. Unrealistic enthusiasms fill the mind. Mental disturbances spread from a focus as the madman engages others in his turmoil. The fear of madness readily spreads. Spreading fear provokes anger in those determined to resist it, including the victim. Anger takes hold of paranoid ideas. Agitation leads to insomnia. Sleeplessness invites hallucinations. Racing thoughts compromise hygiene. The fight never stops.
Not every smiling face introduces a person of good will. Ill will is often disguised. A wise man questions all appearances. Blindness to ill-will lays a person open to injury. We rely on our suspicions to protect us from trickery and meanness.
Paranoia goes with the territory of human relations.
We are unaware of how much we feel in common and perform in coordination with others. Paranoid thinking claims to see and understand how human minds work together in secret.
Paranoia catches glimpses of a hidden world organized around the self. Paranoia stares at what it has briefly seen, making that scene the basis of accusations against the world.
The insights that come with repression’s breakdown cause insanity when given a paranoid interpretation.
The Group Mind is tightly organized. Simply generalizing feelings and complementary fantasies stream unseen through it. Idiosyncratic impulses are unconsciously coordinated to produce group drama.
Collective consciousness, fully beyond individual awareness, fully unconscious, is the metaphysical puppet master of the human comedy. The Group Mind directs the right characters to show up at the right time.
There is unconscious group coordination of emotions around every individual. People indeed laugh mockingly just as he enters the room. He is subliminally hurt by what he barely senses. The normal person shrugs it off. The paranoid person dwells on it. He misinterprets it. The laughter strikes him as aimed at him because it is on a deeply unconscious level. They have no conscious idea. They are laughing at other things.
Ideas of reference give a paranoid interpretation to behavior that by social agreement should not be observed, thought or spoken.
Paranoia confuses conscious with unconscious mental design. Paranoia discovers conscious design where unconscious agreements are at work. Paranoia personalizes emotionally attacking forces that strike fear in everyone. Societies covertly attack everyone to keep people in line.
When emotional turmoil threatens sanity, a man of knowledge disengages. Attention is moved from the outer eye that is tied to the world to an observing inner eye. There is a contemplative center of consciousness in all of us that operates alongside and separate from consciousness engaged in survival.
Shifting attention from the socially involved and simply real self to the inwardly placed, observing and contemplative self allows a man of knowledge to go on a terrifying journey to outer space as if it were a pleasant drive in the country.

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Exercises to Increase Awareness of Feelings

November 10, 2016 – Thoughts translate feelings into ideas. Speech supplies the words. No translation is exactly like the original. A different medium of expression loses something of the original as it adds the associations of a foreign language.
The universe consists of infinitely numerous mutually reflecting universes (like feelings and thoughts; like Mind and Body) that so closely integrate their operations that they appear to be -- as indeed they are -- one indivisible universe. A different quality of consciousness goes with every reflecting part. Consciousness is everywhere. Out of an infinite number of mirroring sub-universes, one great universe is made.
Our one universe is a perfect (and imperfect) blend of infinitely numerous universes locked in endlessly circulating mirroring relations in which control is disputed and compromises are found. Meaning is preserved, lost, added to, altered and transformed as consciousness moves from one kind of representation (order of reality, universe) to the next.
Reality undergoes translation after translation to be, remain and become itself.
Thought pertains to a spatially real universe. Rational thinking focuses on the real world. Irrational thinking calls true whatever it pleases; it prefers a fantasy world.
Feelings know better than thought what really determines our fate. Feelings cannot reveal their treasures until they are translated into thoughts and words. A man of knowledge stalks his feelings and thoughts to discover what feelings are saying.
The feelings of a man of knowledge are the ultimate judge of his ideas. The “thumbs up” or “thumbs down” of feelings determines the life span of beliefs. Feelings embrace rational conclusions, and feelings reject rational conclusions. Feelings take comfort from thoughts, and feelings are made anxious by thoughts. Thoughts and feelings react to each other.
Feelings are never fully satisfied with their translation into ideas. Feelings never feel fully understood. Thought is a servant that never gets the job fully right.
A man of knowledge concerned to decipher ordinary feelings can never rest with what he knows. The Truth is an unreachable goal. Understanding is always in need of improvement. A mind engaged in emotional stalking is busy. It is noisy with thoughts. Silence is obtained and sanity is preserved by not doing. Not doing creates silence amidst chatter.
Feelings play the music to which a man of knowledge dances. The dancer moves to the music. As dancers dance, a man of knowledge thinks. His thoughts dance to his feelings.
Feelings respond to feelings that are close at hand and feelings that are far away; to overt and covert sources of influence. A man of knowledge studies reality by observing how it makes him feel.
Here are exercises to increase awareness of feelings.
Go for a walk without an idea of direction or destination. Allow feelings to turn the body right or left until the walker reaches a magical destination addressing feelings of which he was unaware. The exercise done properly produces a sense of wonder. In this exercise, feelings show the way.
Enter a store (where a customer is permitted to browse) without a purpose. Go from aisle to aisle and notice products randomly at the bidding of feelings that issue commands. “Turn here. Don’t turn there. Look at this. Don’t look at that.” You come upon a magical moment, often an unexpected purchase.
Feelings know where to go and how to get there; and how to encounter danger and get in trouble on the way. Feelings know how to get to where wishes secretly wait to come true.
By these exercises, a man in search of knowledge learns to obey his feelings. He learns to act absurdly. Feelings send a person in senseless directions as he makes decisions without caring whether they make sense. A person that travels by his feelings learns respect for the higher knowledge of feelings.
Thought (and the reality for which it stands) represents a universe stamped in the image of an engulfing, directing universe of feelings that is always open to suggestion.

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A Demanding Universe

October 27, 2016 – Monotony is painful. Change gives rise to pleasure. Change gives birth to hope, mystery and discovery. Everything is possible of something that has not yet come to exist. The future tense is hope’s repository.
Hope repairs wounds that the pains of life inflict on the love of life. Hope makes life possible. Rest makes life possible. We cannot perform life’s many labors without rest. Rest works on the body. Hope performs the spiritual work of renewal.
Hope is fed on a diet of newness. Birth and hope hold hands. Childhood is a time of hope because everything is new and discoveries are constant.
To produce new births and to renew youth, the present becomes the past as the universe undergoes constant change. Old parts are put away, and new parts are put in play. Everything appears in time. Time makes everything disappear.
There is no future without making the present the past. Constant adaptation (development) is stressful. The universe operates under high pressure. Explosions here and outbursts there punctuate the universal race after hope. Good lives are crushed in a universe in perpetual need of hope. Explosions and outbursts take innocent lives.
The universe is good. Life is fair despite the death of the innocent. The universe is also in constant change, some of the losses bad, some of the gains, no good. If the universe were only good, it would not be good. It would be boring.
The law of karma is valid, but it is not the only valid law. Development requires stress and pressure, which generate accidents and unplanned losses. The universe is not only good. It is hard. It is home to explosions. The law of karma is subject to many exceptions in respect of the progressive development of the universe and the harshness of existence.
It takes more energy to change than to stay the same. As life stays the same, life runs down. Monotony is painful. The high pressure of the universe creates newness. Old worlds are dissolved and new worlds are born, a process physically represented by the melting and fusing furnaces of the stars.
This demanding universe does not allow goodness to rest on its laurels. It breaks down comfortable routines. It keeps people on their toes. Traditional beliefs are always slightly foreign to new states of mind reflecting cultural change.
The universe keeps hope alive as it promotes a restless quest after newness. All and sundry are subjected to harsh stresses that kill many that are worthy of death and many that are unworthy of death.
A harsh universe sacrifices innocent lives on the altar of change. Suffering and death turn the survivors into new creatures that are newly adapted to cope with the new moment.
We have no choice but to participate in development that drives our restless human search for cultural relief from pain. Urges larger and wills far stronger than our own are committed to development. The Darwinian law of nature, survival of the fittest -- adapt or die -- tells the tale of the whole universe.
Darwin’s law is valid, but it is not the only valid law. Species do not only or primarily survive through adaptive innovations. They survive by good luck. Good luck enters into everything. Look at the dinosaurs. All species are lucky that the environment does not change to end their viability.
This is a harsh universe. Humans have harsh lessons to learn. Bad news has harsh lessons to teach. The purpose of an ordinary person is to win. To the ordinary person, failure is disaster. It is unwanted, depressing and hurtful.
A man of knowledge uses harsh experience to increase his knowledge of a harsh universe. A man of knowledge is content. Life gives him what he needs because he views his life as a series of lessons in a mystery that he will never solve.

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The Altered Character of These Blogs

October 13, 2016 – An unseen fact is still a fact. The message stands that does not get through. Powerful demonstrations of a new heaven and a new Earth fail only as acts of communication.
There is no point in making new appeals. Reason is nowhere to be appealed to. Yet I do go on. I practice not doing. None of my actions is intended to produce real results. I act to tend my feelings; I act to cultivate my spirit.
An arrogant running dialogue is my way of thinking out loud. I live and love to solve problems. I seek understanding. I take strength from improved understanding.
Eccentric readers may be interested in learning shamanic methods of managing consciousness. Normal people shy away from such methods. My knowledge is not for the person who prizes his normality. It is not for someone that needs to feel loved. I set a person at odds with the world.
In subsequent blogs I teach how to use the Toltec techniques of Don Juan in ordinary consciousness. Right handling of thoughts generates abundant emotional energy (vitality) that may be turned into added personal power.
In the guise of teaching important points of shamanic religion, I go on solving new problems in my head and on paper.
Don Juan’s lessons in not doing, stalking and the importance of not indulging cannot be improved upon. The rigorous application of his teachings to passing thoughts turns an ordinary person into a man of power.
Groups hold on tightly to individuals that threaten to break away from their emotional field of gravity. Any flight toward freedom arouses the enmity of the unfree. Martyrs die young. My methods of managing consciousness do not go undetected. There are social consequences. For a man of knowledge, new supplies of energy and help are always on the way.
You will offend many when your object is learning, and you have no harm in mind. They will feel harmed.
Your mastery of my methods will stir up hate. Increased personal power comes to the rescue in the nick of time, enabling a man of power to keep moving ahead on a path of learning.
To take feelings and behavior to offensive extremes shows bad judgment. It is a character flaw. It generates quarrels. It causes hurt. It also delivers a person to the Light of knowing life very well from many different sides.
The sustained effort to solve puzzles keeps us vital.
The universe has yoked together learning and adversity: learning and suffering: learning and danger. The universe is good but harsh. Amassing personal power by my methods does not lead to quick success unless success is for the lucky winner a fruitful source of danger and new suffering.
From this moment on I do one thing only. I make visible the methods that I use to disappear among you.

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Insensitivity Comes at a Price

September 29, 2016 – A universe of impersonal laws is blind to justice. The universe of scientific methodology is unfeeling. It is emotionally dead. The universe real to our ancestors is foreign to rational thought. It cannot find that universe no matter how hard it looks.
Ancestral peoples knew the world through their feelings. Moderns are cut off from a more ancient state of mind by rational convictions that rule out beliefs based on feelings. Modern thinking holds that coincidences are meaningless because, logically considered, this must be so. Coincidences are, logically considered, products of blind chance. But feelings know that coincidences are meaningful.
Belief in the significance of coincidences initiates lines of thought that inevitably confront invisible gods.
Like my distant ancestors, I know people and scenes through my feelings. I give free rein to my imagination. I study at the feet of my imagination. Rational thinkers keep their imaginations on a tight leash.
My feelings are my guide. They guide me through a rejecting crowd that recognizes me as foreign and drives me away. I refuse to go anywhere. I am a troublemaker.
In my mind I am alone. I am free. Socialized people are limited in what they can say and think. They must meet social expectations. People rebel against the rules that chain them in place. Society enforces law and order for the common good.
Isolation, my curse, is my deepest wish, my natural condition, and my inevitable fate.
Individuals do not concern me. Feelings are my concern. Individuals in my view represent mood fields. I relate to the collective mind. I remember the feelings and forget the names.
An idiot is unconcerned with wounded pride. I am that man. The wounded pride that makes the world go round is not apparent to a mind focused on shared feelings. Petty as opposed to collective motives of action must be inferred from where I view the world. They make themselves known by upsetting expectations based on group analysis: hitting me in the nose.
People insist on respect. I relate to them as the faces of mood fields. My feelings do not pick up on the universal obsession with personal standing, yet I feel the sharpness of its point. I have been beaten up emotionally with furious precision.
I see what is grand and miss what is petty. My head is in the clouds. I get as I give little respect.
I register ill-will in my feelings and follow them into the wider world. I track ill-will where it hides beneath denials and coincidences. I turn up all sorts of feelings disguised in communication. I study feelings that normal people suppose are either fully hidden or do not exist.
Our ancestors knew the world by how it made them feel. They studied the world by observing (stalking) their imaginations. So do I.
Science is the triumph of reason over feeling and facts over imagination. Modern thinkers know the world by thinking about it. Long ages of cognitive advance have taken away the high emotional awareness that made our ancestors religious geniuses.
To ignore the feelings of another is to show disrespect. Science does not acknowledge the existence of feelings outside the human race. Feelings are more powerful than wrong ideas. Feelings represent absolute certainties.
Modern science is an insult to a universe that seethes with feelings. We are doomed unless we quickly reclaim our sensitivity. Either we pay due respect or we must receive the punitive treatment due to one that pays no respect.

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First Class Entertainment

September 15, 2016 – Feelings are plainly discernible to a dark universe where feelings are facts and matter is a matter of opinion. Humans are closely observed by alien intelligences that find our brutality odd, our madness maddening, and our decency surprising. Our lives fascinate a wide spirit audience. We are first class entertainment.
People behave oddly: they freely violate the law of karma. We do to others what we hope will never be done to us. Our very lives violate the law of karma. Innocent babes suffer violence. Good things happen to bad people. Karma rules the dark universe and may or may not rule life on Earth.
Killing to live and killing to resist being killed, predators renounce the law of karma. Predators make out well on planet Earth. There are no such asymmetric emotional arrangements in the dark universe, where each receives in turn what it does to others, and everyone knows it.
On planet Earth, justice is a sometime thing. To balance karmic records, theologians appeal to justice in the afterlife.
Justice and injustice are facts where eyes are able to see feelings in action and reaction. Earth’s violent ways baffle high metaphysical intelligences that cannot understand how a real universe changes the conditions under which feelings operate.
A real universe drives justice up against a wall, forcing it to turn one way or another, neither way fully just. Either the sinless predator starves – an unjust outcome – or the innocent prey is taken, another unjust outcome. In the dark universe, where thoughts generate reality, justice never comes up against a wall. Justice is never broken down into the chaotic and clashing fragments that we know as the mystery of life.
The law of karma simply prevails in the dark universe with observed exceptions, like the misbehavior of animals on Earth. The exceptions are incomprehensible where the rule of perfect justice is taken for granted. Matter and its limits create regular anomalies in the behavior of feelings. Only intelligence familiar with the limits of matter can seriously try to make sense of the injustice of life. Humans have a spiritual reach that goes beyond the reach of angels.
People are mostly blind to the laws that feelings follow. Like drunkards we repeatedly (without ever learning better) crash up against emotional walls. We live in confusion. We seem incapable of moral improvement. We gain knowledge of feelings here as we lose it elsewhere. Every generation is a little more astute than its predecessor, and a little stupider. Learning new lessons, we forget what our fathers and their fathers knew.
It is extraordinary that a bumbling, deluded, positively comic species of intelligence has solved questions of universal structure and function beyond the comprehension of angels.

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Redemption Comes First to Heaven

September 1, 2016 – This modern age of science proudly sees through the ignorance of former religious ages. Are we really smarter than our ancestors? Human nature has not changed. How can we be smarter if we are not smarter?
A Renaissance Pope banned Galileo’s proofs that the Earth revolves around the sun. The Earth insisted on making that revolution despite the Pope’s edict. Despite that edict, good minds continued to think along the new scientific lines.
Feelings freely roam the universe despite the scientific belief that they are bound to stick like glue to the bodies that produce them. An unbroken, universal field of feelings empowers feelings to jump from one person and place to another. With appropriate thoughts, feelings instantaneously jump across the universe.
Journeys of consciousness are routinely accomplished despite the edict of scientists that laws governing measurable forms of energy also govern unmeasurable forms of energy; whose very existence is denied.
A real/Unreal – unmeasurable and indemonstrable – form of energy obeys the laws that rule our irrational lives.
Respectable scientists refuse to acknowledge the existence of anything that flies away when men try to measure it. An overactive imagination plays the part in modern thinking that was played by heresy in the Christian era. Impressive language of no rational content serves as a pretext for rejecting unacceptable opinions and disturbing evidence.
People are the reason that people believe nonsense. Nobody’s feelings about Mother and Father are rational.
Few have heard of the law of karma, and fewer still receive it as law. We destroy what we build. We idolize idiocy. We mock what we ought to reverence. We are mass killers.
God’s ancient proposal to employ humans as pawns in an intellectual clash with eternal spirits unmoved by His claims of omnipotence was received at first with derision. The very idea raised astonished laughter in the high halls of heaven. Human beings are famously confused. People do the strangest things.
Nonetheless God vowed anciently to straighten out a disbelieving universe with evidence that He swore one day to produce through human exertions and testimony.
Events on Earth have taken a surprising turn. The Sun has risen in heaven. People have not seen the same light. Light that shines in heaven does not yet shine on Earth.
We are confused where metaphysical personalities (that know our emotions as facts) are clear. Humans see the material underside of the spiritual patterns that their lives weave, whose design they must imagine. Discarnate intelligences blind to matter and sighted emotionally look directly on the fact of Redemption, not only of this Earth, but of the whole Universe.

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A Silent Inner Voice

August 18, 2016 – Leadership is called to project certainty. Leaders must provide answers. Followers have questions. Confident leaders of average judgment easily command loyalty. Hesitant, uncertain leaders are not followed.
Judaism grows out of a silent mental voice that speaks with the authority of God to patriarchs and prophets. This inner voice commands obedience, and gets it. There is no certainty like the certainty of God.
Today’s psychiatrists take mental voices as signs of mental illness. It makes good rational sense. Each person ought to be his own mental ruler. Only a diseased mind is divided inwardly.
The conclusion is obvious and false. Personalities transcend logic. Feelings violate logical rules. Feelings make nonsense of sense. Therefore emotions are called irrational.
The mind’s boundaries are no boundaries. The senses take in as much foreign influence as possible. The mind is more porous than not. It is wide open to conscious and unconscious penetration from without. Encountered emotions are understood through transient acts of empathy in which what is encountered in the world becomes part of each person. We go mad without constant foreign penetration, which is what communication is.
Feelings are not ruled by logic. The real boundaries around our minds – they do exist – do so in the absence of real boundaries.
Psychiatrists know about the logic of feelings. They know nothing about the illogic. They know nothing of feelings in movement. Scientists declare an end to the outward trajectory of feelings as a form of energy at the borders of the skin. Scientists believe that emotions are passed between people as ideas whose transmission inspires the independent reproduction of feelings that correspond to newly shared thoughts.
Feelings spread as feelings. Mother and child are tightly connected with ideation playing almost no part.
Emotions are never present in our lives as facts. There is no way directly to measure emotions. Forms of energy that cannot be measured behave without regard for limits that govern the behavior of measurable forms of energy.
True prophets are directed by an inner voice with the signature personality (total confidence) of God. False prophets act for profit. True prophets obey a foreign will inside them.
An authoritative voice soundlessly sounds in my mind. It has no doubts. I am filled with doubts. I am weary of life’s tests and trials. I want Redemption now. God is patient. God is not weary. God can wait, and does.
Time takes everything away from people. Buildings crumble and Empires collapse. Time robs us of life. Months and years strain human powers of endurance. Flesh does not abide forever.
Forty years ago an inner voice promised me world Redemption in a year. There were no doubts then and there are no doubts now. An Inner Voice untouched by doubt commands me to carry on. Every false claim must be given time to play itself out.

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Jesus Tortured on the Cross

August 4, 2016 – The tortured body of Jesus on the cross commands horrified fascination. Eyes fix on the scene. Pain has never been so beautiful. Good people have never been so bad.
The human lesson taught by the crucifixion is Original Sin. In the Christian view, our lives are mysteriously poisoned at the core by an error too subtle for detection.
Christianity teaches that good people following good impulses usually go astray. Thought is twisted by desire. Satan plays with our minds. Christianity’s penetrating insight is that human nature was fatally corrupted by the Fall of Adam.
Faith in Jesus repairs corruption. It cleanses the soul. It gives a new soul. Faith in Jesus is powerful spiritual medicine for a sinning world filled with pain. Sin persists. The medicine is taken less and less. The world is in a bad way. The devil yet rules our lives.
Original Sin is the exercise by men of the sexual initiative. This cultural innovation took place when people grew bored with timeless peace. Women first grew bored. They adopted a sneaky (snake-like) psychological approach to love relations in search of power over men.
Women are fully social by nature. They want love. Social animals change appearances and alter behaviors to gain acceptance. Anciently women calculated their chances before adopting a strategy of seducing men into making love to them.
Eve seduced Adam as part of a complex behavioral maneuver – a game that people play -- to give her ascendancy over his life. Women unknowingly induce men to hurt their feelings with the unknowing object of empowering them to view men as criminals in need of feminine direction.
They do not feel physically safe around men. Women are threatened and hurt by the sexual advances that they encourage. Women misunderstand men. They attribute to men their own hunting instincts. The fundamental motive for male lovemaking is generosity. Men naturally overflow with love.
Men should not press their love on every available object. They press too hard. Their love should be taken from them by hunting animals (women) in permanent need of love. The natural roles of hunter and prey have mistakenly been reversed.
Men do not understand women. They relate improperly from mere ignorance. They feel guilt at causing injuries that they don’t understand. Men bring guilt on themselves from mere ignorance. Women press for men to see themselves as they see men; as criminals that must be ruled by the rightful authorities.
Under the rule of Original Sin, women draw men into guilt-ridden love relations. Men hurt the feelings of women unintentionally through conventional lovemaking. Pain is mysteriously generated. Men feel guilty without understanding why. They take her word for it.
Men have become hereditary criminals under courtship patterns that poison human happiness. Men are brought to the slaughter of their clean consciences by male illusions (suggested by women) that the female of the species is open to conquest and eager for it. No such number. No such phone. Such conquests as men make are strictly temporary.
Female overestimation of the male is for courtship. His love is trapped by her admiration. Subsequently the beast is brought low by contempt of his criminality. Women must form a low opinion of creatures that regularly cause them pain.
Women have a blind spot. They do not understand masculinity. Unable to account for the emotional oddness and clumsiness of men, women sooner or later conclude that men are evil. They see all men as up to no good.
The good temperament of a loving species has been poisoned by Original Sin. Globally angry people readily scapegoat dissenters. They direct their anger at whoever is different. They stone idealists. They crucify Jesus.
When Society authorizes women to take orgasmic sexual pleasure from male (and female) bodies as the right of their sex, restraint being imposed on men, suffering humanity will finally be cut down and set free from the Cross of Original Sin.

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An End Is Coming

July 21, 2016 – The Bible describes events for the end of days in spectacular symbols of destruction and grace. ‘At some point in the not so distant future,’ God says, ‘I will bring about an extravagant drama whose plot I disclose far in advance.’
The God of the Bible either proves His omnipotence in the fullness of Time by staging the promised final drama, or the mere passage of Time proves His non-existence. The State of Israel re-established sets the stage. The proof of God’s existence or non-existence is for the near future. The arguments of the past have proved inconclusive.
‘When you see the messiah,’ God says anciently, ‘you will know that I am the Lord. All knees will bow. All mouths will acknowledge My greatness.’
So God vows in ancient days. Today educated people say, ‘No such thing. It never was, and it never will be.’
The world does and does not change as we think about it differently. Trees are the same; peace, enemies and messiahs come and go with our thoughts. We make and unmake messiahs in a second as our thoughts change. We are one alteration in thought away from the world’s redemption.
Either we live in a world charged with meaning, or we have been playing parts in a man-made drama of divine oversight that distracts people from the real tasks of survival.
Emotions have no place in the modern cosmos. Gods are foreign to the heavens. Modern people feel emotionally detached from an unfeeling universe that they study systematically. Modern people are estranged in their thinking from the animal that lives inside their bodies.
Feelings and fantasies flow through people to organize group life. Moods and thoughts, being shared, are experienced in common. The Group Mind has lost its way. We are mad as a group. Each must cope as best he can with the collective madness that flows through him and presses for expression.
Jews suffer by way of anti-Semitism the consequences of religious hypocrisy. Jewish thoughts about God have long since stopped reflecting what transpires in Jewish hearts. Thoughts and feelings in general have gone their separate ways. Jews are not the only modern people cut off from their feelings.
Modern people despair of happiness. Ideas keep them from knowing that life is mysteriously meaningful. Feelings are not allowed to tell the modern conscious mind all that they know about life. Incorrect cultural beliefs are imposed as a test of sanity. Modern scientific culture kills the animal in us.
Animals know the meaning of life. Modern society does not. Joy is life’s meaning. Modern people believe that economic growth is more important because more real than joy.
The world is a madhouse. People press for faster economic growth as the air gets hotter; the Earth floods; sea, land and air are poisoned.
The world is a madhouse where people race to overpopulate the Earth. Without a thought for tomorrow they make endless demands on limited resources. Mothers of newborn babies smile for the camera. Mothers are queens for the day. They are envied and emulated while the future disappears.
Madness stalks the land. Good children from small towns and good families of America’s heartland inject heroin into their veins. College athletes die of drug overdoses. The pain of youth must be awful. The confusion is worse.
Popular taste is obsessed by the need to alter the skin: to prick, penetrate and mutilate human skin. Entertainment is incomplete without a knife slicing flesh and drawing blood. Arms, chests and necks take on bright new colors. I shake my head in disbelief. I wince.
Misfit lone men are in unspoken competition to see who can kill the most people in murderous celebrations of suicide. The race to death is frantic. It cannot be stopped.
Popular entertainment is saturated in blood. Those who dream of blood bring violence on themselves. Modern civilization is addicted to fresh instances of bloodshed to vitalize flagging energies.
My study of emotions has moved my view of human beings far from the norm. I look on from a great distance. I live in a separate reality. I am untouched by the madness that rages without.

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The Cause of Anti-Semitism

July 7, 2016 – Jews are mystified by hatred of Jews. They are victims of hate, but so are those filled with hate. Men are not improved by hate. Where does the hate come from?
Old Testament Judaism is unique. No other religion incorporates prophetic speech into canonized texts as religion grows and evolves. Old Testament Judaism is a national undertaking of sustained self-inspection generating greater self-awareness.
Prophetic speech in other religions occurs once among the founders, and then ceases.
Modern Jews practice the antithesis of the religion that they claim to practice. Old Testament Judaism is part of a living dialogue. Rabbinical Judaism is a closed book.
Judaism once fed on a diet of criticism. Now Jews receive criticism of Jews even by Jews themselves as anti-Semitism.
Religiously disoriented Jews are culturally disoriented. People do not know whether God exists. They do not know whether their suffering is meaningful. The fate of Jews makes no sense in the light of rabbinical teachings.
In Old Testament times, God spoke through prophets. He was fiercely critical of Jews and their corrupt ways. No one likes criticism. People much prefer to think well of themselves.
Jews had all the criticism that they could stomach by the time of the Second Temple. Overt prophecy ceased as prophets were no longer tolerated. Jesus, John the Baptist and Stephen went the way of many anonymous others. The prophet “Daniel” operated along cunningly falsified lines to protect his life.
Jews of the Second Temple period threw over the practice of prophecy on the assumption that God does not exist. Jews have always suspected that God is a cultural invention.
Jews of the Second Temple period killed off prophecy. Rabbinical Judaism inherited the corpse of living faith. Rabbis teach a correct way to live based on scholarly inspection of canonized texts. Faith stopped growing when faith died.
Rabbis are sure that they have drawn the right lessons from the Old Testament. They refuse to talk with Christians, Moslems or God. They are no more open than atheists to criticism based on religion.
Rabbis are unaware of the brazen rebellion against the living God that they carry out in honor of a literary God.
Believers and disbelievers alike have no place for prophecy. Real Judaism feeds on prophecy. Prophecy is its pride and delight.
Jews refuse to acknowledge breaking off relations with a living, talking and critical God twenty five hundred years ago.
Ordinary people do not face their feelings. They are afraid. Jews are ordinary people. They hide their rejection of God from themselves in elaborate shows of devotion. They fool themselves. The rebellion remains.
The crazy mismanagement of religious consciousness by generations of rabbis has had an unintended consequence of stirring up hatred of Jews. Cheating God, intolerant of divine criticism, Jews unintentionally offend their fellow men.
Christians and Moslems are egalitarian by faith. Faith is open to anyone that accepts the message. Jews are elitist by faith. Jewish declarations of faith are an act of tacit boasting.
Judaism carries a tacit claim of a special psychological make-up with unusual powers of emotional growth. When the claim is false, when Jews are ordinary people, they are tacitly perceived as false men. When Jews fail to live up to the requirements of faith, when they stop growing emotionally, vision of God is lost.

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 Blind Men Fight

June 23, 2016 – Jews understand their religion not at all. A smart teenager grasps the simple sense of the Law of Moses better than an academy of rabbis studying eighteen hours a day.
The Law of Moses says: when Jews please God, they are rewarded with the good things of life. When Jews rebel, refusing to serve God, they suffer. Judaism today teaches that Jewish suffering (of two thousand years) is a mystery! The Law of Moses plainly says otherwise.
Rabbinical learning is a great aid to garbling the speech of God. Talmudic legalisms teach correct worship of a mute God. God is not mute. Jewish ears are stuffed. Jewish ears hear nothing, and they say that God is mute.
The obligation of Jews that truly serve God is to press God to speak plainly through prophets. Rabbis teach young Jews to be scholars. Rabbis forbid Jewish youth from aspiring in their hearts to serve as prophets.
The active discouragement of prophecy is active rebellion against the rule of God.
Christians do much better with the New Testament. They learn what is taught. Christian errors of belief arise in the text (!) with its “mystery of iniquity.” In the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus decided to go ahead with his vision of crucifixion and Resurrection instead of obeying God’s unexpected and strange command to flee to the wilderness and to live in disgrace.
The great necessary work of the Son of Man is to write. He must deliver a new written law. The Son of Man is not called by God to prove that he is divine, a Son of God.
Jesus believed his mother’s story that she had not known a man – she had, albeit against her will -- before the angel came in a dream and lifted her out of despair. Jesus was a trusting son. He was too innocent to be David’s Son. Christianity theologically represents mankind’s beautifully evocative innocence of real and prevailing feminine wiles.
Moslems were given by the great prophet Mohammed a confused body of Jewish and Christian revelation for their intellectual inheritance to sort out and set straight. They declined the gift. Moslems read the Koran exclusively.
The Koran is a great introduction to the two other great revelations. Moslems are grammar school students of Jewish monotheism convinced that they possess all the answers.
Stranger still is the refusal of physicists to acknowledge the spiritual universe, inherently baffling to a rational mind.
Admired for their rationality, scientists are irrationally afraid of the spirit realm. They receive spirit’s many knocks on our awareness as defective reporting. Scientists are sure that whatever strange or alien event is said to have happened, never actually happened, not even once. Rational thinkers discover only charlatans and idiots in an ocean of reliable reports of strangeness in our midst.
“Overactive imagination” is the modern scientific explanation of unimpeachable testimony of literally millions of cases of ghosts, poltergeists, extra-sensory perception, precognition, and flying saucers. As for crop circles, scientists believe in the existence of sophisticated human pranksters going to vast effort for no reward, and leaving no traces behind.
Aliens are around. They communicate with us. We garble the message. Scientists run away. They scoff. They are afraid.
Everywhere spiritually blind men fight to determine who knows the right path to travel.
Ignorance has grown exponentially as knowledge has grown exponentially in the final days as God prepares to reveal to mankind the truth of their nakedness.

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“Gratuitous Hatred”

June 9, 2016 – Jews pray every day. God seems not to notice. Anti-Semitism runs rampant. Therefore Jews are great comedians, experts in showing how life is absurd.
God has given Israel no clear sign of His existence for twenty two hundred years. Jews include Hanukah and exclude the miracles of Jesus from their calculations. Why, ask Jews again and again, does God allow His Chosen People to suffer?
Jewish Tradition is canonized nonsense. It adds up to an elaborate series of mental evasions. Talmudists use their minds to close their minds. God is not passive in Jewish suffering, as rabbis teach. He inflicts it, as every Jew ought to know from the plain meaning of the teachings of Moses.
Jews excel in business, science and the arts. Disproportionately they get ahead in life. Not a few are wealthy. Jews are slandered for their proverbial love of money; which many desire for protection against anti-Semitism.
Despite worldly success, high intelligence, quick wits and proverbial wisdom, Jews are morons in religion. Their loyalty to rabbis is their undoing.
Rabbis explain the Destruction of the Second Temple and the dispersion of Jews throughout the world as the result of the “gratuitous hatred” of Jews for their co-religionists during the Great Rebellion against Rome, 67-70 AD, whose collapse brought on the surrender of Jerusalem and the Destruction of the Second Temple. The lesson that Jews must learn is to love one another better; then God’s wrath will be appeased.
Rabbis hold that when the rebels turned against each other, God turned away from Israel. The sin of the Jews according to rabbis is deficient love, or “gratuitous hatred”, each one of his neighbor. God loves Israel. Jews must do likewise.
As Jewish theology, the proposition is negligible. Love of the people for each other is not one of the Ten Commandments. He is a God of Justice. People that act justly readily cooperate in harmony, with love and trust. Cheaters arouse distrust.
The sorry internal wars of the Jewish rebels changed nothing. Rome in 70 A.D. was not prepared to undergo defeat in the heart of her Empire. Rome was committed to use all her legions, great machines of war, to crush the Jewish Rebellion.
If the rebels had been perfectly united, God would not have given victory to Israel. Rebellion was the choice of hotheads. It was not commanded by God through the mouth of a prophet. The Temple fell and the people were dispersed because Jews acted without consulting God. Jews assumed that they knew God’s will. They assume too much.
The rabbinical thesis of “gratuitous hatred” during the Great Rebellion is historically incorrect and theologically misleading, yet, strangely, it has proven appeal. The words are sly. They insinuate more than they say. The most important point is not spoken.
“Gratuitous hatred” teaches, really, between the lines, that the sin for which the Temple was destroyed was not committed thirty years earlier during the life of Jesus.
Please read the Acts of the Apostles for a detailed account of the trial of Stephen. The runaway jury that sent a charismatic member of the Christian camp to death by stoning was filled with gratuitous hatred. They did not listen to what Stephen said. Stephen (unlike Peter in his speeches to blasphemers and non-believers) never mentions Jesus directly.
Jesus claimed to be both God and man: the Son of God and the Son of Man. The Jewish Sanhedrin turned Jesus over to the Romans for execution as a blasphemer. Jews still view worshippers of Jesus as blasphemers. The verdict on Jesus and Christians is in keeping with Jewish law.
God does not command massive suffering on the basis of ambiguous cases. The remarkable fate of Jesus does not lead directly to God’s harsh punishment of Israel.
Stephen never claimed before or after his trial that Jesus was messiah or God. Right before he is stoned, the words Lord Jesus are put in his mouth. Later editors were intent on turning a perfect Jew into a perfect Christian to teach true faith. As it stands, the narrative makes no sense.
Why should Stephen infuriate the jury by denouncing their persecution of prophets without also declaring faith in Jesus if he had faith in Jesus? Should we believe that Stephen did not proclaim Jesus as Israel’s messiah out of fear of antagonizing the jury when he only went out of his way to antagonize the jury on points of Jewish law and history?
Stephen saw Jesus like John as a martyr that “foresaw the coming of the Just One,” of whom, Stephen says, “you have been now his murderers and betrayers.” “Now” the Just One has been murdered; you that are the murderers of the Just One are the jurors at this wrongful trial. The meaning is clear (if subtle).
Jesus of Nazareth, Bar Cochba of second century Palestine and Shabtai Tsvi of the year 1666, Jesus by far the greatest, were all proclaimed messiahs of Israel whose careers brought disaster on the Jewish people. Jews are familiar with messiahs. They know that disaster follows belief.
The murder of a promised messiah, who goes (according to Isaiah 53) like a lamb to slaughter, is a fatal affront to God. Jews have never acknowledged the capital crime that they committed in those days.
A sin for which Jews have not repented produced the tragic break between Israel and God that persists until this day. The execution of Stephen still guarantees future sorrows.
The Jewish people must acknowledge their sin, and then they will be healed. When Jews finally live in peace, all men will live in peace.

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“He Beheld the City, and Wept”

May 26, 2016 – People of power in Jewish Israel under Roman rule were not stupid. Characters like Jesus ordinarily make empty promises that destroy innocent lives. They recognized the danger. They belittled him. Those who were not stupid stupidly refused to recognize a special case.
One murder led to another. As Herod Antipas did to John the Baptist, so the Sanhedrin did to Jesus. What the Sanhedrin did to Jesus, a runaway jury of angry Jews did to Stephen the Christian Minister. Stephen was an untainted Son of David in troubled and murderous times.
“And when Jesus came near, he beheld Jerusalem, and wept over it; saying, ‘If you had only known the things that promote your peace! Alas, they are hidden from your eyes . . . The days are coming when your enemies will not leave one stone upon another. You did not know the time of God’s visitation.’” Luke 19: 41–44
Jesus brought salvation from his abundantly loving nature. It was not for the sake of the loving nature of Jerusalem’s Jews that God brought salvation and redemption, but on the strength of His promises. Stephen’s offer of theological rescue was scorned by a runaway jury and thrown aside by an angry Jewish mob. The same mobs and the same anger are seen today.
Israel’s future was weighed in the balance at Stephen’s trial. Jews eagerly called for his execution. They ordered their own destruction by sending Stephen to death.
Jerusalem was destroyed. Not one stone of the Temple was left in place. Jews came to pray at an outer retaining wall.
Jesus knew the consequences of his death sentence. He took everything in: past present and future. He missed nothing. Jesus knew that his judges were headed for destruction. Jesus is ancient history. My sadness is present and personal. Jews have learned nothing in two thousand years.
God does not surrender to Ignorance on the Final Day. Goes does not accept rejection on the Final Day. God does not allow the emptiness of His chosen people to stifle and conceal His existence. God proves His existence on the Final Day, and Israel cannot stop Him.
Redemption has traveled by emergency exits, public dumpsters and side roads (every street a battle) on its twisting, turning and winding way. The messiah hates what his contemporaries and his God insist upon. He wants an easy path. The road to Redemption is long and hard.
Nothing will be left standing by the severity of the Earthquake. Everything will be made anew.

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“It Is Finished”

May 14, 2016 – A lawful account of feelings (derived from the rule of simple mood generalization) rationalizes irrationality and makes plain sense of religion. God, faith and the uncanny have escaped from their cultural grave.
The author and his work get no respect. This is as it should be. I wait on the momentary arrival – the moment is long delayed – of intelligent readers. This is as it should be.
Isaiah 53 tells how a person held in general disrespect throughout his adult life is revealed to universal astonishment as God’s Messenger; proving God’s utter command of history.
Isaiah 11 tells how lion and lamb are led by a little child. A little child has little power; the animals are tame of their own volition. Truly the world is at peace with Final Redemption.
Peace will be brought by a childlike person. Childlike people are usually failures in life. Lack of understanding of how the world works is a terrible handicap.
A childlike savior will (according to prophecy) undergo disgrace and suffer from ostracism that feeds his strength until there is universal surprise in the final end.
The greatest advance in Western philosophical thought since Plato is today treated as insubstantial. Closely observed and tightly reasoned work is perceived as insubstantial. The door is open to human intelligence to come here and function.
What follows decent rational penetration of my work can only be described as a great cultural Earthquake.
Socrates gave birth to Western philosophy by first examining the relation of speech to unexamined thought processes. Plato and Socrates together invented the Mind/Body problem. The relation of mind to body is the same as the relation of speech to thoughts and feelings. Thoughts and feelings like our very ideals are beyond our grasp. We can only refer to them.
Plato believed with Socrates that the real world imitates Ideal Forms of Reality that invisibly encompass the real world. It is the Forms that shape the eternal quest of all real things for perfection of form.
A child is too weak to survive the fierce competition of adult life. A child is happy to be treated like a weak creature vulnerable to injury. He is happy to be treated with affectionate condescension as long as it comes with kid gloves.
A child welcomes the put down (the derogation of competence) that comes with being treated like a child. A child is not interested in winning the power struggles that govern adult life. Repeated emotional injuries turn the child’s attention toward the way people act. Recognition of the games people play endows the maturing child with an adult capacity (toughness) to stand up to life’s competitive pressures.
A child turns angry when life defeats him and people let him down. A person unversed in the games people play is tripped up repeatedly. He is outmaneuvered. He is made to look bad. If he is a writer and thinker, his work is despised.
Children believe in God. Children believe what they are told. Children do not imagine the games people play. Children see the world directly without seeing how people distort it. Children think of the world simply in terms of truth and falsehood, right and wrong. Children have no idea of the unreliability of speech. Children have no idea of the sophisticated strategies that adults bring to human relations.
A child is bullied and a child is humiliated by other children until he learns to stand his ground: to stand on his honor. Each must take appropriate offence when offence is given in order to hold the respect of the world.
I am as curious as a child. I am only concerned with seeing the play of feelings clearly. My reputation is low because I am childlike. Everything is in place for the Day of the Lord.
The prophesied Earthquake is one clear thought away. The Mother and Child Reunion waits on an inevitable Recognition Scene that turns the action upside down.
On the Final Day, a person at the bottom unexpectedly rises to the top. With this comes general role reversal, when the last is first, and the meek inherit the Earth.

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Children of a Mysterious Fate

April 21, 2016 – A new heaven and a new earth (with the real prospect of everlasting Peace on Earth) rest solidly on the massive foundation of a new science of psychology.
The systematic study of feelings demonstrates that Metaphysical Personalities are more native to the universe than Matter and Energy. The latter arise to reflect and represent prevailing spiritual patterns.
Scientific laws reflect and represent (in the behavior of real matter and energy) fixed spiritual solutions to the many baffling challenges that come with facilitating meaningful freedom against a background of precise regularity and universal order.
To act freely is to violate a prevailing order. To act freely is to do what is unusual and unexpected. There can be no freedom without prevailing order that is the opposite of freedom. There is no emotional point to perfectly ordered behavior without freedom to make something pleasurable of it.
I raise my lone voice in defense of esthetically pleasing theories that make elegant order of many indisputable facts newly discovered for the sake of elucidating new views. I stand for the right of truth to exist and persist in a world ruled and defined by irrational human beings.
One is the loneliest number that you’ll ever know. My exclusive possession of breathtaking views of a more thoroughly known universe elates me, yet it also makes me very sad. My role in life is to perform the labors of Sisyphus. Daily I labor to resist the negating force of mindless ignorance.
Rational argumentation has repeatedly demonstrated insufficient power to prove to human beings the facts of my case. An assertion remains unproved even though it has been rationally established beyond all reasonable doubt. In my case, people freely exercise their power to think and act irrationally.
People mistrust mere words. We all know how misleading words can be.
Figures don’t lie, but liars figure.
A person skilled in the use of words can prove that black is white. Black remains black despite human words. However men and their words (and their good and bad intentions) go straight or astray, white remains white and black is black. Wrong is not made right by impeccable reasoning.
How wrong is the sad materialist wisdom of a world gone wrong! Modern sanity crashes against the fixed lines of a universe ruled by will and wit. Larger forces than the doings of men determine victory and defeat on the battlefield, in a running race, and certainly in the great sweepstakes of life.
The results of our human efforts – what we actually accomplish in life – have, as the ancient Greeks supposed, next to nothing to do with the meaning and worth (the psychological story) of our lives.
Modern men have got the fundamental challenge of life badly wrong. The point is less to achieve real accomplishments than to take up life’s challenges and contest them in style.
To the modern mind, money is everything and winning is the only thing. A person is judged clever to the extent that he is rich or famous. A life is judged worthy only when it produces results applauded by the community.
The ancient Greeks understood life better than pale moderns that insist to see blood flow in their entertainments in order to feel fully alive. The citizens of ancient Athens knew that lives are dignified by great strivings without regard for results. Tragic failure was the fate of Greek heroes.
The greatest heroes of Greek myth were noble and worthy men whose high strivings aroused the emulation of petty, jealous gods. The wise Greeks perceived that painful failure was the real reward of many instances of noble character.
The founders and pioneers of ancient Athens were careful never to attribute their success in life to their own merit. Later Greeks were all too quick to advertise their personal powers in public. By their early modesty, they grew great.
An early Greek that took personal credit for victory in the privacy of his mind was advised by society to understand that he was guilty of hubris. Later Greeks, now ambitious politicians, brought about the downfall of Greece through their boasting.
Ancient Greek wisdom understood that men are only responsible for aspiration and effort. Character is tested by adversity, which comes at the direction of the gods.
The modern presumption that every winner in life is a superior human being is simply false and doubly foolish. Human celebrations of mankind’s beautiful importance never go unpunished. In truth – in the light of hidden yet demonstrable, indisputable reality -- we are the playthings of jealous gods and a mysterious fate.

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Goodbye to All That

February 11, 2016 – My ideas are grand and my proofs are visible, but only to the mind’s eye. I have only words to offer. I cannot think for another. I cannot make the reader see logic. Realizing what a year of these blogs has proved is something I can do for myself, but not for you.
Native introversion was curiously intensified by my learning about it. My study of feelings sets me apart. I am made different by knowledge. I try to share my treasure. I communicate what I learn. I explain what makes me different hoping to remove the difference. The difference only grows.
The evidence is in. I deal with creatures lacking the capacity to think about feelings. They are fully ruled by feelings. They are born fighters. They believe that life may be dominated by a powerful person!
My failure to communicate is the community’s failure to learn. They don’t hope to learn about feelings. They hope to win emotional struggles. Their partly animal minds have not fully digested the human lesson that Knowledge is Power.
People have no time for idle theory. Professionals are caught up in ideological quarrels peculiar to their profession. Whole countries are caught up in struggles for survival, power and place. Social warfare disposes of nearly one hundred per cent of our remarkable intelligence.
Modern folks do not doubt that the intelligent way to live is for advantage. Sad, is it not? Stupid it most certainly is.
Feelings set the tone for thinking. Feelings dictate personal decisions. Our rationality is skin deep. Our deep emotions are fixated on personal interests. We are wary of others who are no less out for themselves at the next man’s expense. We live competitively, hence defensively.
Confusion kills. Confusion puts a person at a competitive disadvantage. A confused person is exploited by people who are not confused. People fiercely resist feeling confused. They prefer false clarity to no explanations at all. Ignorance is man’s great defense against indecision.
I am taking a break from these blogs. My views generate Confusion that only looks to Ignorance for instruction.
I write grammatically in the English language. Does correct grammar make the message too difficult? My words deliver packets of light in cyberspace. A lot of intelligence is floating around the worldwide web. I have yet to encounter a single instance of real mental discernment. It is preposterous.
Modern civilization destroys life abundantly. Through unchecked growth, men race rapidly toward the utter destruction of the biosphere. Only a miracle can save us. I am the miracle.
Because modern men view the world as a field of mathematically explainable causes and effects, no system with which to empathize, they freely treat Nature abominably without pangs of conscience. Modern men are hard men. They do what is necessary to get the job done. Their job is defending their place and growing in place: getting rich.
Modern beliefs (1) that the universe is a physical realm where movements are governed strictly by mathematical law, and (2) that consciousness belongs only to humans, are wrong.
Physical law, the stuff of science, is the reflection of will, not its master. Scientific laws reflect an invisible, dominant, and universal will for order. Will freely yet seamlessly introduces irregularity into universally regular systems like this physical universe because it has the power to do so.
Humans are imaginative creatures with vast powers of empathy. Our ancestors (whom we foolishly regard as foolish) wisely felt empathy for all creation. Stupid by comparison, gratuitously making life painful, modern people have empathy only for themselves and their friends.
The universe has no love for those that have no sympathy for it. Modern people love facts, not the universe. We act without sympathy for natural things as a matter of rational thought. Twisted thinking makes for bad karma.
We are nervous animals that are the slaves of competitive urges and considerations. We cannot stop fighting, so great is our fear of losing out to others.
People pay close attention to the opinions, wishes and preferences of people that have personal and social power. Powerful people are apt to injure those that fail to pay attention to what they have to say. Attention is a form of respect. Inattention shows disrespect. Inattention invites injury.
We do not listen closely to the opinions of the weak and outcast (whose abilities we rate low) because we do not fear their anger. They can only hurt us physically. (We fear their criminality.) What matters ordinarily in life is social power.
A person to whom no one listens is so weak that he is sub-human. He commands no human consideration. His membership in the human community has somehow expired. Not to listen to a person at all is to put him outside society.
I stand alone in wonder at what God has wrought.
I am a sorcerer of feelings and thoughts. I dance among feelings and thoughts. I undergo real emotional development. I learn a lot. I communicate along rational lines.
I am fully human. I communicate like a human being. I am a stranger to my kind because people do not ever understand me while I always make perfect sense.
I have attempted in vain to establish fully human and manifestly rational communication with sub-human creatures that, emotionally blocked, are incapable of emotional learning. True humans have unlimited powers of learning.
The Children of Adam are, in a sense, sub-human. They are incapable of significant emotional growth. They cannot think about emotions. They are blind to micro-communication. They undergo emotional imprinting like baby ducklings. They spend their lives buttressing and defending whatever they learned as children fundamentally to feel and believe.

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A City of Skyscrapers Toppled

February 4, 2016 – The fabled Final War ends in an Apocalypse. The word is Greek and means revelation: it is the unveiling of a light. For Jews and Christians, the Apocalypse is the decisive shining forth – like a sunrise -- of God’s Truth.
In the Book of Revelations, the Apocalypse is a scene of killing and suffering on an unimaginable scale. The Old Testament and the Koran also prophesy massive destruction and utter panic for the Final Day.
Men are always determined to remain as they are. Ignorance prevails because it is familiar. Faith in science prevails. Faith in God has collapsed; many have fallen away; apostasy is rampant; the faithful are a besieged army.
The Final War between Light and Dark witnesses an army of one man, truth’s champion, against ruling Ignorance. In the beginning, the fight is futile. Truth receives no recognition. Laboring to escape confinement, the Light grows muscles. When it bursts forth, the eyes forced to see this unexpected sunrise are accustomed to the twinkling of the morning star.
On the Final Day, the enemies of God – the enemies of truth -- are blinded. They suffer a cognitive and emotional catastrophe. They cannot make decisions. Their old ways are destroyed, and the way of truth is overwhelming.
The power of illumination generated by these blogs allows us confidently to predict that a shift will soon take place in the common idea of reality that will cause panic. We know how the crisis will come about. It will be caused by the proper rational assessment of these very blogs. The surprise is so great and the numbers thrown into panic so great that the Final Battle defies credible description.
Imagery goes through the roof as the prophets try to describe an unbelievable battle scene that mostly takes place in the human psyche. On the Final Day, previously repressed (hidden) knowledge enters consciousness and arouses social interest. On the very last day, all hell breaks loose.
The Final Battle is resolved by shining a Light. Long hidden truth is revealed. Ignorance is blinded by light. Many secrets are revealed. Many timeless disputes are settled.
All feelings found in the universe including human feelings are perfectly attuned to the law of karma. Feelings cannot rest without simple justice. Cruelty goes against all emotional inclinations. Feelings know – they feel; they sense -- when they (are tempted by cruel urges to) make pain for themselves in the future. They do not like to do it.
Danger has no regard for feelings. Men use intellect to cope with danger. Men use intellect to rule feelings. Men go wrong as ideas go astray of feelings. Modern men are great criminals because prevailing ideas are ridiculously wrong. Trusting erroneous thinking, modern men make mountains of unnecessary pain.
Foolishness is a secret that its bearers try to conceal. Ignorance comes with college diplomas. Ignorance comes impeccably dressed with badges of authority. Ignorance is not infrequently graced by learning. Ignorance of reassuring appearance and manner creates untold pain for the human race. Ignorance misdirects human efforts. It poisons the wells.
Talmudic Jews confidently believe that their interpretation of Judaism pleases God by its literal strictness. By its literal strictness, rabbinical Judaism garbles the Biblical message. It gets Judaism all wrong. Rabbinical acts of devotion are misdirected. God is offended by the fervor of Diaspora prayer!
Talmudists translate the Terror of Isaac into a body of knowable law. Rabbis teach Jews to trust in their law to please a God of unknowable, terrible will. Rabbis claim to know how to please God as a doctor knows how to remove your kidney. They are experts. They are deeply versed in double talk mumbling.
Rabbis claim to manage the Jewish religion properly in the absence of God. The undertaking of Jews to live well without God offends God. Rabbis do God the honor of claiming to live righteous lives without God in the light of the Law. They have figured out why the Temple was destroyed: gratuitous hatred. They do not need God’s help to know God’s mind, a claim that makes further prophetic speech unnecessary. God is silenced.
Such is Israel’s scholarship. God faces two thousand years of abandonment in the name of reverence for learning.
Paul warned Christians against the “mystery of iniquity”. With characteristic honesty, Paul admitted that he himself was too blind to see the problem. Christians are blinded by the divinity of Jesus. Jesus committed a terrible sin in the Garden of Gethsemane when he decided to go ahead with his plan to undergo crucifixion rather than obey the unexpected, inner command at once to turn and run. Christianity is based on an act of human rebellion against God.
Moslems have never heard of the prophesied return of long-exiled Jews to Israel in the end of days. Moslems fight Israelis with no rights in Palestine as if the Old Testament did not exist. It does exist.
Moslems are perfect Fools to read Mohammed’s generous praise of Moses without feeling a need as Moslems to learn about Moses and to study his work of revelation. It is one and the same God, is it not? That is what Mohammed says. That is what the Koran says. In violently opposing the God of Moses Whom they adore and mean in their hearts to serve, Moslems shoot themselves in the foot.
The crime rate soars. The murder rate knows no limits. People are more ignorant than ever of the need to show respect for the law of karma. Modern people are fearless when they should be afraid. They are cruel when they should be kind. They are greedy when generosity is their friend.
Modern civilization rests on scientific foundations that have collapsed under the harsh shaking of these blogs. The fatal Burst of Light leads to a massive cultural Earthquake.

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The Ten Commandments Revisited

January 28, 2016 – The God of Moses is fierce and judgmental. The God of Jesus is loving and forgiving. Why the difference? Mohammed goes right back to Moses. Allah is fiercely judgmental, yet more distant than the God of Israel. What is God’s character? What is His stance toward humans?

God attends to human confusion. Sending new redeemers, He teaches us what we need to learn. He enlightens us however slow our progress. God brings us back to basic truths.
The law of karma strictly governs our lives. Events of the material order project as on a screen distorted images of emotional relations transpiring beneath the (surface) level of what scientists say is real. In a hidden location which objective reality must reflect, feelings exact full payment (tit for tat) for what has been done to them now and in the past.
Our lives are narrowly ruled by karma. When God says to Israel, Thou shalt not kill, mankind hears moral preaching. Really God is doing something else. He is trying to protect fragile, deluded beings that He loves.
A parent teaches a little child how to live safely in the world by issuing stern warnings. Later the teaching of right behavior grows more nuanced as the child understands more about life and the parent can convey more of what experience and his parents have taught him.
Mankind conceives of God as a primitive moralist because people have not yet left behind their emotional infancy.
It seems that God is stuck in His character as a primitive moralist when it is we that are primitive. Persistent human misunderstanding prevents the dialogue with God from growing more nuanced. We refuse to stop masturbating in our minds and get real. We cling to our dream of cheating and winning.
God teaches the law of karma in the form of the warning, An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. This famous statement of man’s moral responsibility comes wrapped in blood and guts. The promise of “an eye for an eye” is a chilling rule of a great God determined to protect those that He loves. It is the way that a father talks to a toddler old enough to get himself killed.
The law of karma is an encompassing framework of emotional responses whereby everybody receives justice.
The admonition to keep in mind the law of karma comes with the commandment, Thou shalt not kill; promising harsh punishment to be inflicted by God. The Mosaic punishment for murder is a life for a life. Jews hear God’s vow to punish murderers as the voice of stern judgment. Yet the punishment of murderers has no need of God’s help. It comes automatically.
God takes personal responsibility for the law of karma in the Ten Commandments. He presents admonitions based on the workings of karma as His promise, His will, His choice; even, His commandment.
Murder is no way for men to get ahead in a universe that is both emotional and material. Murder promises much by its immediate, tangible results, but considered as a step on an emotional path, musical and spiritual, murder is suicide. It brings certain punishment. It ends in the killing of a killer.
The God of the Ten Commandments takes responsibility for karma. God places karma in Judaism in an animal context. An eye for an eye promises a hunt, a fight, even fury in the force of retribution. Such is the actual way of a living, animal universe. Israel is sternly warned by a worried Father.
With God’s help, there are no barriers to human accomplishments. We are greatly loved. Yet God strictly admonishes people to respect and obey the law of karma.
God is anything but stern. He is only stern when He needs to be. Otherwise He plays at justice. God is highly flexible in His approach to maintaining order because God is still in love with Chaos. This is one of the main reasons that He enjoys our company. We are wacky.
The universe is moralistic. Justice is sure to come.
God sternly warned Israel against violating the law of karma in the Ten Commandments because He is a loving Father.

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Escaping Karma

January 21, 2016 – There is no escaping karma. Karma is stretched. It is bent and twisted and tied in knots. On some days there seems to be no justice in the world. Sooner or later it pays everyone a visit. The weak hold of justice on human affairs – the ordinary domination of the weak by the strong regardless of justice -- provides strong presumptive evidence for the existence of an afterlife in which accounts are fully paid up.
The law of karma is another way of seeing and formulating the rule of simple mood generalization, whose unimpeded operation produces responses matching the stimulus, love for love, hate for hate, tit for tat.
The law of simple mood generalization organizes feelings everywhere. Emotional accounts must be paid in full; always. We humans are bundles of emotions. Each bundle witnesses – it undergoes -- perfect justice rendered with artistic strokes.
It is a persisting human delusion that karma can be defeated. The law of karma is the organizing principle of the universe. Yet people commonly hope to defeat natural justice.
A universal struggle for power forces people intent on getting ahead to do all they can, ethical or not, to influence outcomes in their own favor in mere self-defense. We stretch, bend and break rules to cope with the competition. The nature of the human struggle dictates a general absence of scruples.
The source of our ill-advised recklessness in bending and breaking moral laws is Original Sin, which turns lovemaking into a sin. Lovemaking becomes indistinguishable from bullying when men make love to women. The human race is as addicted to sin as it is to sexual pleasure.
Sin is wishing to mistreat others and to profit by that mistreatment. Sin is the hope to do to others what will not also be done to us. Sin is a form of unrealistic thinking fostered by the seeming irrelevance of justice to our power struggles. Power struggles are ordinarily decided by tests of power.
Every criminal hopes to get away with his crime: to escape the karma that he has made; which is to suffer the hurt that his crime has inflicted.
Animals are astonished by human callousness to how they feel. They do not understand how we act this way. How can we choose mountains of bad karma? Obviously we are mad.
Fortified by orthodox science, people quite madly suppose that humans are the only fully self-aware creatures on Earth. We suppose animal consciousness to be dim at best. Yet animals see and know how cruel we are.
Ignorance is power. Ignorance is foolishness. The false assumption that the world at large lacks awareness gives modern people the power foolishly to mistreat nature without fear of the willful retribution that is, in fact, sure to come.
Sentient beings recognize callous cruelty by its repeatedly provoking the question, why?
The problem with saving the human race from extinction is less material than spiritual. By the law of karma, we fully merit extinction. We have generated oceans of hate.
The Earth today loves mankind as much as a person loves a fatal disease. We are rapidly and heedlessly killing the Body that sustains our lives in a physical universe that permits life only under highly unusual, very sheltered conditions.
We have reached a desperate, ill-omened place through believing that we are exempt from the law of karma.
Modern men brazenly break the law of karma – hoping to escape the treatment that they inflict on others -- while complaining that their lives are filled with pain. Naturally they take a terrible beating.
We refuse on rational grounds to recognize the feelings, awareness and will of the world that sustains us. We suppose that we act in an emotional void. Like a rapidly growing cancer, we are killing the planet. Ignorance gives us power to destroy our lives, and all life on Earth.
Supposedly ignorant natives of primitive tribes maintain close and deep emotional ties to the natural world. They say prayers and ask an animal’s forgiveness before they can kill it. They live in the light of the law of karma.

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Stranded Whales

January 14, 2016 – It looks like mass suicide. It looks as if these great animals struck land deliberately to die. Whales are masterful navigators. They know that they die when they leave the water. They must wish to die. They must welcome death. Despair has gotten the better of them.
A human knows what it means when he walks into the ocean until his head is covered by waves. Despite the identity of the cases, marine scientists cannot figure out what whales have in mind (if anything at all) when they go up on land.
We are modern people of a scientific outlook. We remain permanently confused despite mountains of data requiring one conclusion.
We are quite familiar with the mysterious stranding of whales. This strange phenomenon – this distasteful practice – has increased of late. The media periodically inform us that thirty or forty whales have inexplicably landed on this beach or that coast. Rescue efforts save a few, but most die.
Scientists wonder whether these great navigators might have lost their way. They investigate possible causes of a catastrophic failure of navigation. A virus is sought.
Scientists search for intelligent, self-aware life on planets light years away from Earth. They are desperate to find such intelligence, finally proving that we are not alone in the universe. They steadfastly deny the existence of complex, self-aware animal consciousness that surrounds us on all sides.
Every dog owner credits his pet with sensitivity to feelings and surprising awareness of human needs. The intellectual community has not heard or digested the news. We are weird because, despite the confusion, we know that we are right.
Emotions are subjective experiences. Subjective experiences leave no direct evidence (only indirect signs) of their existence. The existence of emotions must be inferred from accompanying signs. Changing facial expressions and varying behaviors provide indirect evidence of human emotional life.
The existence of feelings in animals cannot be proved. Consciousness cannot be proved. It must be inferred. We refuse to draw the proper inference.
Strange behavior (like all forms of behavior) is usually what it seems to be. Actions that suggest the operation of emotions usually represent what they seem to represent. Whales sometimes prefer death to the continuation of unhappy lives. Whales commit suicide.
Whales are versed in subtle, complex feelings that are part and parcel of living an animal existence. Whales know whether they are enjoying their lives. They feel the moment as we do, but in their own way. Whales know when the pleasure is gone from living. They know what it means to lose hope.
The will to live is rooted in hope. Faith in a good future is necessary to animal survival. Animals that lose hope for the future lose the will to live. They are quickly taken by predators. They are trampled under by competitors.
Many suiciding whales are old or sick. Others are healthy. The healthy ones have other reasons than physical suffering to explain their despair. Whales are social animals. Surely whales undergo pain that arises in social relations with other whales.
Scientists do not recognize self-awareness in animals despite intimate knowledge of the reality of what they deny. Dogs run for help to save stricken masters, chimps explain to humans how they feel in coded language taught to them by humans, and still the denials go on.
Animal wishes are written in animal instincts. Animals are aware when their wishes are frustrated. They do not like it. They get angry and they fight. They get frightened and they run away. It depends on the animal instincts. The determination of animal behavior by instinct does not prevent self-aware living.
The fight for life is rooted in hope for the future. Hope for the future, natural to animals, is wounded by the pains of life. It does not happen frequently or readily, but animals lose their love of life just like humans; certain animals, anyhow. It is possible that even the mass extinction of bees is related to existential despair among the colonies.
Might whales be disgusted by the decrease in their numbers? Might they hate the pollution of the oceans? Might whales refuse to go on living when perpetually pained, confused and distracted by sonar from ships at sea?
Whales have always practiced the option of suicide. Humans did not teach whales the practice. Whales are well able to commit suicide without human help. When life struggles go badly wrong, whales have always chosen to die.

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The Prison of Ideas

January 7, 2016 – “Man is born free, and is everywhere in chains.” Freedom-loving creatures everywhere serve a dense web of social obligations of their own making. Many live under dictatorships that tightly control behavior.
A mature adult learns to accept and love a mostly unfree condition. The coin falls and the change comes when another angry adolescent begins to take full satisfaction from partial satisfactions. His compensation for taking something for everything is feeling happy despite his frustration. His compensation is good companionship. It is contentment itself.
People are not really free. Society has us all pinned down. Unfree men automatically draw their still free brethren into their unfree condition. People whose dreams of freedom have been defeated make up the fiercely jealous majority intent on bringing rebels into line.
Man is a social animal. Our behavior impinges on others. We have no right to unlimited freedom. Social obligations rightly pin us down.
Social obligations come with real threats and destructive consequences. The individual either takes his cue from others, or he is seen as subversive and attacked. Society circumscribes acceptable behavior narrowly. Small towns are notorious for intolerance; so are dictatorships. There must be a line to which we are held for law and order’s sake. Why must it be narrow?
People suffer from too much regimentation driven by collective moral indignation. We are oppressed by fundamentally justified social demands on us to live politically correct lives. The demand for correctness is voiced increasingly in America as individual freedom slips away in the world’s greatest democracy.
The Sons of Adam are driven by suspicion and mutual distrust. Intolerant cultural views and hateful, fear-driven political opinions make a prison in which people are held for the duration of their lives. Socially imposed lines of thought twist healthy feelings and lives painfully out of shape.
An eternal war rages between each considered as an individual and the many considered as the social order. The individual wants his freedom. Society sets limits. Society demands order. Individuals must get in line.
Pagan religion glorifies healthy social order. God sides with inspired individuals fighting against social norms. God repeatedly throws prophets into power struggles of hopeless odds against respectable society.
God gratuitously commands Abraham to violate human decency and natural law in the arbitrary sacrifice of Isaac. Moses defies the Egyptian sense of maat, divinely ordained order, to give orders (in the Name of God) to Pharaoh.
The story of Jesus exemplifies the Jewish way. Gathering a faithful band of followers, Jesus peacefully invades Jerusalem to demonstrate that he is Israel’s rightful king. Jesus attempts a coup d’etat in overturning the money tables. He was executed for his effort. Jesus had prophesied his death; he promised triumph in his resurrection; and so it came to be.
Jesus was an enlightened person that stood up to many that were walking in darkness by shining a light. The collectivity commonly stands for darkness in the Jewish scheme of things. The inspired individual is the light bearer.
It was one against many and light against dark as Mohammed, gathering a small band of faithful followers, defied the rulers and religious customs of all Arabia. In Mohammed’s personal battle to convert Arabia to Islam, God stood with Mohammed against the whole world. It is the Jewish way.
How do societies justify unreasonable demands for conformity? Together people believe that politically correct living and right thinking are vital to public safety. Through holding wrong ideas, merely, societies take individuals by the heart and squeeze their hearts to death.
In all forms of fundamentalist monotheism – Franciscans, Quakers, Shakers, Puritans, Hassidim, Sunni and Shiite – freedom of behavior and expression is narrowly restricted by social codes justified by faith in God.
The faithful of all monotheist flocks tend to look and act alike: like other flock members.
Judaism is a religion in which God, after intervals, suddenly changes the form of His teaching. In Moses, Jesus and Mohammed, God inspires new champions with new explanations of previously taught truths.
How does a religion that is championed by a succession of social rebels, each exercising his right of conscience to differ from the norm, come everywhere to demand strict social conformity in which no one is allowed to differ from the norm?
Judaism, Christianity and Islam exist through repeated acts of individual rebellion: the assertion of freedom of conscience. Serious practitioners of monotheism restrict freedom strictly. Belief in a God Which exists by virtue of freedom of conscience is everywhere employed to rationalize social enslavement.
How has this massive contradiction come about?
Truly we humans live in a prison of our own ideas.

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My Homely Version of Toltec Sorcery

December 31, 2015 – For years I diligently studied Don Juan’s teachings while applying them (where I could) to my life. Don Juan’s lessons add a new dimension to my investigations of emotions. My research pushes me still to reach conclusions consistent with Toltec teachings.
I am a student of Don Juan by close examination of texts. I have no real experience of sorcerers, sorcery or the nagual: the magical side of life. My learning is all about the tonal: ordinary reality. I am a stalker. I hunt the real world for knowledge.
I am not a dreamer. A dreamer imagines scenes and worlds that he makes real by bringing his whole consciousness there. My field of study is the real world of human intrigue.
I learn sorcery without becoming a sorcerer because I operate in a strictly Jewish context. God refuses to be mixed up with other gods. God expects special treatment – an exclusive relation -- to reflect His special standing. Standing alone (such is His claim), He demands undivided religious loyalty.
God advances on a high cultural level His claim that He is a Being of a special kind. He prefers the poetry of prophets to the thunder at Sinai because the metered message belongs to an exchange between intelligent beings. Even animals are frightened by thunder and lightning.
Miracles induce animal fear. Jews ought to prefer ordinary over miraculous proofs of God’s existence on the grounds that God is master of reason no less than miracle.
I want nothing to do with intermediate gods, even a great god like mescalito. My relation to God precludes meetings with gods whose magical presence is part and parcel of Don Juan’s sorcery practice. I stay away from the nagual.
I am an accomplished stalker of feelings. I play games of knowledge among feelings. I constantly check my own feelings. I take readings of feelings in the environment no less assiduously. I take emotional readings of everything I encounter.
I adapt my thinking (and behavior) to the ever changing mood fields of life. I dance among the encompassing musical feelings that I closely observe. Psychology is a dependable science when impressions are constantly reviewed and corrected. The truth is never reached, but one closes in on it.
I am all about the strategic micro-management of feelings. What goes on microcosmically (unconsciously; without one’s paying notice) tends to determine the character and outcome of real events due to that endlessly spreading sequence of mirroring relations among altering dimensions of reality that goes with simple mood generalization. Everywhere life is like itself in a different way.
I know Don Juan’s and Don Genaro’s demonstrations of the nagual as descriptions. I never stopped the world of the tonal. I never stopped my internal dialogue. Stopping the world of the tonal and stopping the internal dialogue are fundamental stepping stones in Don Juan’s progress toward encounters with the nagual.
I am fully in this world. My world was stopped before I met Don Juan in an encounter with the God of Israel that twisted my life completely out of shape without altering reality.
Sorcerers conserve energy to store personal power. By increasing personal power, apprentices make vital preparation for future encounters with the nagual. Where magic dwells and gods are real, the power of emotions is enormous. An unprepared person is killed by their force.
Following Don Juan, I correct my behavior where I see emotional energy unnecessarily spilled. I waste feelings less and less as I grow more ruthless in stalking my feelings.
I manage consciousness like a sorcerer in order to learn about sorcery. I do not handle feelings like a sorcerer in order to increase my personal power. As I manage consciousness more skillfully, this is the effect. Accumulating personal power happens to a person.
As high personal power spreads simply (in unaltered form) to the social scene, its possessor commands respect. People of high personal power are looked up to because the human race worships power.
People naturally respect (look up to) power in all its manifestations as they despise (look down on) weakness in all its manifestations.
Stalking feelings involves identifying feelings and following them through their endless transformations. I accumulate personal power as I stalk my feelings more and more ruthlessly.
The capacity to identify the feelings of others by actually feeling them is called empathy. We all have that capacity. The strength of our empathy is like the strength of our muscles: we develop it as we exercise it. As we exercise empathy, we feel another’s feelings as our own.
Sustained empathy, corrected and updated, leads to systematic understanding of people and their feelings. Empathy erodes the conviction of evil as actions receive explanations. The idea of evil is good for teaching right living; it explains nothing. Empathy explains everything.

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Credible Evidence of Other Worlds

December 24, 2015 – Unusual characters and unlikely coincidences act together to explain how the books of Carlos Castaneda came to be written. Castaneda is an anthropologist. He writes down his experiences as they happen. He does not learn because he is fully engaged in questioning the old record while meticulously recording the new moment. Don Juan is a verbally gifted, theoretically versed teacher. Omens tell Don Juan that Castaneda is a chosen man. Knowledge and ignorance fight a titanic battle with no winner except the reading public.
Castaneda takes his teacher as the object of anthropology research. He intends to figure Don Juan out. He cannot learn while he is committed to figuring out how Don Juan exercises mastery. The lesson is stupendous because the teacher refuses to give up. The heroic efforts of a great teacher to overcome the obtuseness of a verbally adept student keeping splendid records have produced credible evidence of other worlds.
Our best minds reject the authenticity of the record. We always find good reasons to dismiss credible reports of other worlds. The scientific conception of an exclusively physical universe cripples real thinking. We know too much to let ourselves be tricked into dealing honestly with the evidence.
Aliens try to communicate with us. We refuse (on grounds of higher knowledge) to acknowledge their existence. Our minds are frozen. We are frightened of facts as we insist that we know better.
We are not the only thoughtful, self-aware beings in and around planet Earth. Alien intelligence is all around us. Counting our deceased parents and grandparents, alien intelligence occupies a familiar place in our hearts. It sees through us. It wants to talk with us. It has held rich converse with human beings over the ages. Precious knowledge has many times come our human way through the intimate instruction of attentive and faithful shamans.
The NASCA lines in Peru are large-scale, stylized figures of animals outlined in the desert sand and stone. The lines mean nothing from ground level. The figures are visible only from a great height. They were drawn at the direction of sorcerers. The figures are the repository of secret teachings reserved for accomplished shamans that fly using the lines of the world and see in the special sense taught by Don Juan.
Today Castaneda retains his ardent champions, but they are a small minority. He has few advocates in the cultural mainstream. Indeed he is commonly dismissed as a faker. He died of liver cancer. He did not fly off with his body to other worlds. It was an ironic death: Castaneda organized clinics to teach the special techniques by which sorcerers push away and expel unwanted diseases.
His failure as a sorcerer in old age is, to our critical judgment, evidence that he was a faker. Castaneda lost his way, falling short of his high destiny. He is guilty of poor sorcery practice.
Castaneda failed to learn sorcery properly because he was exceedingly suspicious of Don Juan’s lessons. This modern man persistently regarded unmistakable evidence of other worlds, the testimony of his own eyes, as an illusion; he repeatedly suspected hypnotism as the real cause of strange experiences. Castaneda was a demented (science struck) sceptic that refused on principle to take his teacher at his word.
When Carlos (The Second Ring of Power) first meets up with his fellow apprentices, now like him fledgling sorcerers, they are astonished by his questions. How can one so powerful not know what even rank beginners know? Castaneda is crippled by scientific theories that he carries like baggage on his back. So are all modern men. They are poor learners.
Carlos Castaneda is a representative man. Modern civilization (like him) regards itself as too sophisticated to be taught lessons by shamans. Untrustworthy scientific ideas rule modern thinking. Trusted (yet untrustworthy) ideas mislead us today as yesterday. They tell us that feelings and consciousness are soon to receive an adequate materialist explanation.
Consider crop circles. Scientists tell us that their highly intricate designs must be the work of sophisticated human pranksters that roam the world without leaving evidence behind. Or they suggest that crop circles are the product of strange electromagnetic waves whose random operation creates the impression of intelligent design.
Modern men keep a failed idea of the universe artificially alive by a strange collective refusal to face facts.

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Emotional Rocket Science

December 17, 2015 – Lingering for years over the sorcery accounts of Carlos Castaneda with my own research in mind, finally I knew enough to accept the first five books as entirely factual reporting. Don Juan’s practices are based on amazingly sophisticated knowledge.
South American sorcerers learn how to see the lines of the world, (surely) the universal streaming of the dark or invisible energy of feelings. They learn to see the luminous body, which is (surely) what believers call the “soul”. They undergo special training to develop the power literally to see feelings; power that properly belongs only to what is native to the dark (purely emotional) universe. Everyone sees feelings there.
In the world of men, sorcerers are exceptional in their ability to see what the rest of us only feel. Psychics exercise the same gift intermittently.
South American sorcerers surely had the help of great personalities of the dark universe (popularly known as “alien intelligence”) to discover how our bodies handle and experience feelings. The more I learn, the more I appreciate how much Don Juan knows.
Don Juan’s revelations of hidden powers appear to me today as an astonishing but credible turn of human possibility. I can work out much of what is involved by citing familiar laws. There are holes in my knowledge; they diminish with the years. Known psychological processes are put to special uses to create special effects.
The flight of a rocket to the moon is the special application of rules that apply to an apple falling from a tree. I know about apples falling from trees. Don Juan is the rocket scientist.
Ancient Toltec sorcerers devised ways to store personal power (a gathered supply of purely emotional energy) until a practitioner became capable of encounters with the dark universe. A person needs lots of stored dark energy to withstand highly energized encounters with the dark universe.
Castaneda holds converse with a magical coyote. Carlos is a coyote sorcerer. His friends, like his reports, are not reliable. Yet for six books he may be received as a trustworthy reporter of a special world of hidden knowledge and power.
The last four of the ten great sorcery accounts are different. Carlos has gotten lost in his sorcery dreaming world. He is supposed to be on a path of ever ascending power, but he grows weak in the end. The proof that he has gotten lost is that his literary career ends in abject weakness.
The later Carlos is capable of frank deception. The Active Side of Infinity, the last report, a farewell gesture, is a collection of tall stories. The weakness – the absence of force – of both the sorcerer’s exposition and the personality behind the stories is shocking. Carlos got lost on side roads on a highway that should lead toward endlessly increasing personal power.
Carlos dedicates his seventh anthropology report, The Fire Within, to a mysterious H.Y.L. for “helping me restore my energy.” Sorcerers do not need their energy restored. (Their personal power, which sees to their energy, should always be growing.) Castaneda’s new teachers do not promote strength. He has left Don Juan’s path.
Don Juan knows a thousand times more psychology than Sigmund Freud. When it comes to feelings, we moderns are primitive. We are shallow. We are cut off from the profound knowledge of the first animists.
Don Juan is real. The psychological knowledge of Don Juan cannot be invented. His knowledge of dark energy (my phraseology, not his) is terrific. Don Juan fills in gaps in our knowledge that we might otherwise overlook forever.
We also have a different kind of evidence of Castaneda’s reliability as a reporter. His honesty shines through in his unthinking presentation of himself in the first six books as an obtuse, proud, petty and temperamental apprentice. The books are works of unintentional comic genius. Castaneda’s slowness in learning is breathtaking, yet he is, as the narrator of his mishaps, quite pleased with himself.
Castaneda wants success as an anthropologist more than anything. He makes the acquaintance of Don Juan with this object in view. Sorcery swallows the ambitious researcher whole as he tries up to the last minute to pin down what is going on.
Carlos takes notes on everything. He forgets what he writes down while he is writing down something new. His purpose is to make books, not to learn Don Juan’s teachings.
Castaneda is fully one of us. He is a thoroughly modern man. He is permanently on the make. What the sophisticated reading public thinks of him is desperately important to him.
Because Castaneda needs repeat demonstrations and explanations of the obvious, we receive a rich bequest of psychological knowledge of infinitely greater power than Freudian toy blocks. Psychoanalysis does not cure the neuroses. Don Juan sends the imagination (with a dreamer’s entire consciousness in tow) to the stars.

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Striking Solid Ground

December 10, 2015 – Research that began a full forty years ago sent me on a journey from which I did not return. My views once in flux ceaselessly continue to change. Endless wandering was not in my mind when, at the age of thirty, with stars in my eyes (a monomaniac), I struck out on my own to discover new worlds. My dream was to return to civilization triumphant with treasures of new knowledge in hand.
Bravely (madly and stupidly) I set sail in a leaky rowboat – in possession of a few stimulating insights -- on an unmapped Ocean in search of scientific laws of the irrational. In early middle age (when I began to live in earnest), I threw off my social place as a psychiatrist to pursue the psychological Holy Grail. Nothing could stop me: I just went ahead. I underwent religious conversion when I saw that I could not survive without divine aid. My intuition said that the great deed could be done.
I was (and still am) a starry-eyed explorer. My sin is excessive ambition. Rather than fight the competition for an ordinary place in society, I decided as a young man to search for valuable knowledge in far regions of the mind. I left my social network in order privately to work out scientific answers to basic emotional questions. I aspire to leadership only on the basis of intellectual distinction. My ambition is my passion for knowledge, and my belief that knowledge is honorable.
I made many discoveries. The productivity of my work gave me strength to keep going despite universal discouragement. I experienced many false sightings of land when I was sure – there seemed no other reasonable possibility -- that the work must finally receive long overdue recognition.
I explore emotions without consensual validation. I advance among private fantasies by problem solving. I go from here to there by learning. I cover trackless distances of mind without getting anywhere really. My isolation is eternal. I am enmeshed in the glistening web of my mental weavings. I am the spider and I am the fly.
A week ago my boat struck Solid Ground.
I had been adrift for what seems like forever. Not once did I touch or feel land. I gave up thinking about it. Working toward recognition without hoping for recognition, I am ruled by experience to believe that my isolation is eternal. Recognition ends my isolation. My isolation is eternal.
I do not really expect to re-connect emotionally to people. Unable to talk with my kind about what is most important to me, I have no interest in talking with them at all. Where others really relate, I play mental chess to keep people at a distance.
Solid Ground came in unexpected form.
My investigations of questions that people insist to leave uninvestigated cast me out of the human community. Forty years ago I broke away from people (the rejection was mutual) who need emotional concealment and dissimulation to make the wheels of Society turn smoothly. Deep down, people wish to know nothing about the unconscious designs of their behavior.
I came upon an unanswered question a week ago. Nobody (as usual) wanted to know the answer. I, too, preferred not to know. I, too, prefer ignorance. My pockets that always overflow with curiosity are empty! I have no further curiosity to tap.
I saw what I saw, and learned what I could learn. I never said no to curiosity. I was always ready for adventure and adversity. I am too old. I have no energy to spare. I must hold onto my energy to protect my life.
My journey is over. Solid Ground is Old Age.

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The Feminine Mystique

December 3, 2015 – Women have more social awareness than men. They are more rule abiding. They want to be loved, and to be well thought of. Because they are more sensitive than men to the impression they make, women (the fair sex) are more particular about their appearance.

There are important emotional differences between the sexes. The species holds these differences dear. Mankind will not have it any other way. Differences between the sexes give life magical complexity and mystical order.
Women are allowed to be weak. Their weakness is rewarded. Female tears evoke sympathy and bring help.
Men are not allowed to be weak. Male tears invite abuse. A man is told to be strong. He is expected to endure suffering without crying for help.
Obsessive self-concern – a close companion of concern for reputation -- is socially rewarded in women. Feminine self-absorption strikes necessary and beautiful tones in the tone palette of the human symphony. The best is drawn out of men through their obligation to serve and protect women.
Human beings do not function well unless they are pressed hard by circumstances. People need to be threatened before they discover their hidden capacities. Women pose terrible problems for men. Coping with women is the hardest emotional challenge that a man ever faces.
Vanity is a form of character weakness: excessive self-concern. There is a real, complex and beautiful world out there, including people as worthy as oneself. A person misses out on the humanity of others through dwelling on himself. A defect of character, surely, yet vanity enriches the lives of women. It is the beating heart of the feminine mystique.
The vain person thinks too much of and about himself. Vanity blocks out the external scene where attention ought to be focused, for this is where life’s action transpires. Vanity hinders both empathy and realistic thinking. Vanity opens a person up to injury from without. Danger approaches unnoticed.
Most vain people would live more productive and, indeed, morally cleaner lives if they loved themselves less and humanity more; if they looked in the mirror less and at other people more.
Vanity is a negative trait of people in general, yet it is (within limits) a socially adaptive (useful) feminine trait. By her vanity a women makes herself an alluring sex object. She makes people fascinated with her because she is fascinated with herself.
In love with herself, she draws people to her. Because she stares at herself, others are induced (by simple mood and fantasy generalization) to stare at her. She seems to be contemplating a secret: the source of her beauty. In brief, they fall in love.
Vanity in women is not the negative trait that it is in men. It has vital uses. By the lovely appearances that vanity goads, women make themselves loved by men and envied by women. From the mother’s adoration of her inner beauty, children are conceived and born. The embryo does not feel loved unless the mother loves her own insides.
Her moral vice is her sexual virtue. Vanity opens the door to femininity. Vanity in women is the ally of beauty, mystery, love and maternity.
Men mock weakness in other men. They mock evidence of vanity in a man. When they see him preening and primping before the mirror, they lose respect for him. They point a laughing finger at him. When a woman does the same thing, they look on in fascination.
What vanity is to women -- a flaw that is a virtue -- lust is to men. Lust leads a person to think of his own needs before the needs of others; it undermines judgment; it makes a person foolish; it opens him up to danger; yet a man lacking in lust is deficient in the spirit of play that is the genius of his sex.
Sex role reversal – the undoing of Original Sin – pushes both sexes against the grain of their behavioral tendencies. It is natural for men to act on their lust. Women are naturally reticent about lust in concern for reputation.
Women want to be loved and accepted more than men. Men are more driven to have satisfaction now. That is how the human race likes it. The difference makes the world go round.
Sex role reversal forces men to restrain their lustful urges. It takes a strong character to act against feelings. The passive sexual position goads male character development. Taking the sexual initiative forces women to tap hidden powers of decision.
In the Garden of Eden, men behaved sexually in a way that goes against their pleasure-seeking nature. Before their minds were warped by culture, they had the sense to see that catlike women cannot be made to trust men, nor can they be taken sexually against their will without violating the law of karma. In the beginning, women were forced by the proper reticence of men to act against their nature, actively hunting prey that they much preferred to lure into their traps.
With the correction of Original Sin, the original condition of courtship is restored in which everyone (acting against nature) is happy.

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Knocking the World off its Feet

November 26, 2015 – I have had good luck with these blogs, proving again and again a case that has long since needed no further proof. My claim of Redemption Accomplished stands on very solid ground. A sick and dying world – dying in its greed – has a cure within arm’s reach.
Redemption is alive and well in the public record. Whether the public will ever take hold of an olive tree in the storm remains to be seen. The offer is valid for as long as I can keep going. Ours is a mad, mad, mad, mad world. The human race may go to its destruction persuaded fully that God never lifted a finger to help.
The systematic analysis of feelings proves that the animist idea of the world of our most ancient ancestors is correct. The earliest men saw the universe with deeper discernment than today’s scientists, who are blind.
The myth of the Garden of Eden says allegorically that in the beginning of our race, people lived in peace and harmony with all surrounding life. A healthy animist understanding of the world indeed provides a proper basis for prevailing peace. Animists ascribe human-like emotions to all (living) things. Animists give human consideration to the world at large. The law of karma rewards universal consideration with peace.
The scientific description of an unfeeling universe where movement is ruled by mathematical necessity is of limited authority. It is true over a limited range of phenomena.
The scientific (mathematical) description of a mindless material universe situated within an encompassing field of mindless energy – space itself being a form of energy -- accounts for phenomena that may be predicted. It does not account for phenomena that cannot be predicted, for will and feeling and awareness are their essence. Irrational behavior falls outside the scope of deterministic science.
Many different kinds of phenomena are governed with strict logic by mathematical law. An objectively real world may be made fully coherent mathematically. There is more to the world than is objectively real. Subjectivity rules emotions.
We humans live within a subjectively real bubble of emotions spun by feelings and imagination. What we perceive and know emotionally is shaped by our fantasies.
By the rule of simple mood generalization, every emotional here tends simply to reflect emotions here, there and everywhere. What we wish tends to come true because what comes true reflects like a distorting mirror (not all wishes come true) our most intensely felt wishes.
Thoughts are visual and schematic. They reflect the sight (site) of a real world. Yet thought gives distorted (for it is a translation) representation to feelings that are perfectly blind. Feelings only know other feelings; they are unfamiliar with a real world. The rule of simple mood generalization perfectly governs the relationship between thoughts and feelings, creatures of different dimensions.
Emotions receive reflecting representation in many, many different dimensions of reality. The material world reflects the feelings and thoughts that pervade and encompass it.
These blogs deliver repeated punches (of enlightenment) to an astigmatic world. It is tiresome to punch the world at large right in the nose, which is how this blog feels. There is too much world ever to knock off its feet.
Material presented in the public domain establishes beyond reasonable doubt that a new universe has been discovered, extensively researched and intricately documented.
A great terror attack just happened in Paris. Wars rage in many places. I see Redemption only in these blogs. Redemption is, yet it is not, in the public domain. It makes no logical sense, yet it is the truth.
My work is not difficult to understand. Arguments are logical and straightforward. What makes the material difficult is its strangeness. The New Science comes unexpectedly.
What shall I do, dear Reader, having failed to prove a case after proving it ten times over? Mere proof gets us nowhere. Proofs are woven of words. Words are weak things. Words are little pieces of sounded air. Mere ideas do not penetrate the skulls of the smug blocks of wood that in this fallen world rule the State and determine the fate of nations.
Human beings are full of high hopes and good resolutions. We are emotionally lazy. We forever resist doing the hard emotional work needed for real change. We use language and thinking to give us comfort when language ought to be used mainly to facilitate clear thinking.
Time is a great lover of justice. In time everyone gets his just rewards. I believe in the goodness of the Universe. I believe in the justice of life. I worship a God of Justice.

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Watching the Big Game (War)

November 19, 2015 – Bigger than ever, humanity these days is all about pushing against boundaries. People push against each other: competition is fierce. Records are broken for good and evil as matters are taken to extremes. Invention and destruction run a race in which nobody grows weary.
Scientific progress progresses faster than ever. Ideologies grow more extreme. Gay liberationists look to spread enlightenment around the world. Islamists are more fundamentalist than ever. Methods of terror are ever more brutal. Capitalists believe more than ever that growth is the answer. Detroit is bankrupt and rockets fly to Pluto.
A hidden struggle of all against all is in progress in which nobody, absolutely nobody, is willing to back down. Everyone is determined to take matters to the limit.
“Surely the Second Coming is at hand.” W. B. Yeats
Those that await the Second Coming of Jesus are like Islamists and gay liberationists. They are more than ever certain of his imminent arrival. Every side senses its ultimate victory.
As matters go to extremes, the center does not hold. Republicans and Democrats stop talking to each other. Compromise grows harder.
“Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; mere anarchy is loosed upon the world.” W. B. Yeats
What thrived yesterday, like the computer industry, thrives more than ever. Whatever stagnates continues to stagnate, like the world economy. Whatever is sick and dying, like planet Earth, only grows sicker. There is more species extinction today than yesterday. Carbon dioxide levels in the air are at record highs. The oceans are warmer and more acid. Corals die.
Vampires grow ever more fashionable. Fantasies that visualize death are thriving. Wherever this observer looks at the things that he cares about, matters go from bad to worse. Political leaders promote economic growth – the electorate demands it – to relieve inequality and poverty caused by growth. The economy is larger than ever, and it is never enough.
The madness in the air only grows madder. Weapons of war reach higher levels of sophistication. Political leaders employ more violence than ever to bring peace to the world. They pour gasoline on fires to make the flames go out. The fire grows hotter, and people wonder why.
Jews and Arabs in the Land of Israel (also called Palestine) hate each other more today than ever before. The hate is rooted in religious differences. Yet men are also human beings with instinctive and habitual sympathy for their fellow men. Many on both sides saw until recently the real humanity of their enemies.
Fanatics set the tone for the politics of both Israelis and Palestinians. Palestinian resentment of the new settlers from Europe feeds on the Koran where Arabia’s Jews were dangerous enemies of Mohammed. Islamic fundamentalism intensifies, and with it hatred of the Jewish invader.
Israeli voices appeared after the 1967 War proclaiming the imminent coming of the Jewish messiah. True believers have settled in significant numbers in the conquered Arab territories called Judah and Samaria that in their view belong forever by Biblical authorization to the Jewish people. Moslems and even Christians are cast in the role of the enemies of God.
Extremism is on the rise. Hatred is on the rise. During the present disturbances in Israel, for the first time in Israel’s history, Jewish mobs are inclined to tear to pieces and to beat to death any suspected terrorist that comes among them.
As they see themselves, Palestinian terrorists are patriots moved to revenge a national insult and to serve the cause of religious rectitude. Many are brutes that take pleasure from violence. Many are idealists. Most are passionate Moslems. They act, so they believe, in defense of Land, Islam and the honor of their people. Israelis no longer want to understand. Understanding does not solve the quarrel. Feelings only grow hotter from day to day, just like the climate.
Hatred is growing on the Jewish side because hatred is growing on the Palestinian side. Both sides feel the hate in common. Love comes with unity, and mutual identification.
I bring people together in common fear of the radical transformation of their lives. I come to correct everybody in a world where correction is universally received as an insult. I insult everyone – almost -- in their various professions of faith and unbelief. They are lost in the dark.
I am a plausible savior because I am no real friend of the human race. Thinking that everybody is wrong and more than a little crazy, I stand outside the quarrels of my times.
The proof of my outsider status is the social isolation in which I function.
I make Redemption available over and over by proving my case over and over to whoever might be paying attention. I make Redemption available to any intelligent reader by the aptness and quality of this week’s blog.
I practice my profession in high style. I am available for the Big Game, yet I sit on the bench and count my splinters.

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Historical Accuracy of the Old Testament

November 12, 2015 – The Old Testament represents man’s relations with God as a baffling blend of true history and cunning literary invention. The facts told are sometimes true, sometimes untrue. Their truth is secondary. Their main function is to support the spiritual narrative.
God is what interests the authors of the Old Testament. God belongs to a world of spirit which can only be talked about symbolically. Spirit is only describable in symbols. Facts inevitably serve as symbols in the story of spirit.
Names are changed and incidents invented to shape a proper spiritual message. That many of the purported facts told by the Old Testament happen to be true does not change the essentially allegorical character of the work. Everything told has symbolic import because the authors have only one aim.
No facts would ever be invented in a book of religion sworn to tell the literal truth. Facts are liberally worked and reworked in the Old Testament for artistic purposes. Names are changed to symbolize the meaning of lives. The text is crafted to convey proper spiritual insights. Knowledge of God takes precedence over concern for the factuality of facts.
God is indeed what He is purported to be in the Old Testament. We will never be able to learn otherwise. Our expectations have been shaped, and God meets them.
True or false in relation to facts, the Old Testament is true in relation to God. It is of no real importance to determine which accounts are literally true and which are not. The composite narrative delivers a spiritually clear message of tantalizing suggestiveness. The mystery of spirit is conveyed with genius.
The task of the reader is to understand correctly what he reads. The literary inventions of genius authors must be pieced apart from their magical experiences literally narrated. Sometimes reality is the poet. God is brought into sharper focus by a systematic dissection of the text to see which stories are literally true, and which others invented for what purposes.
In the course of rendering inner experience as public testimony in the form of a sophisticated work of literature, those who gave testimony were forced to predict the future. Their offspring witnessed predictions inspired by (mere) religious passion coming true with literal correctness.
Inner contemplative states and real history worked hand in hand over time to deliver to the Jewish people a coherent, persuasive demonstration of God’s real presence. Meaningful experiences hooked up with contemplative states of mind and poetic gifts until belief turned into certainty. They decided to convey to others what they had truly experienced.
The Old Testament performs an odd dance of explanation with facts and allegories serving as dance partners. Real events of an always unknown future confirm time and again the literal truth of predictions made at the bidding of the spirit. Nobody understands the history of Judaism if he does not appreciate that the Exodus from Egypt came to everyone’s surprise as the perfect fulfillment of ancient prophecy.
The Exodus made such a powerful impression on Jews – for a moment, real and passionate belief in God was universal – because it came as the highly unexpected confirmation of clear and distinct prophecies delivered by Abraham in the Land of Canaan as told in Genesis long before Egyptian captivity began.

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A New Divine Comedy

November 5, 2015 – We judge actions by results. A smart move brings profit. A stupid move ends in loss. A comedy is a drama that ends happily. Suffering takes on in retrospect a joyous aspect -- it becomes a time of preparation and learning -- when its consequences are happy.
Hope is belief in a happy end. The present moment is painful unless there is hope.
What we expect the future to be shapes how we feel in the present moment. We judge our experience by the end to which we suppose that it is leading. We do not know the future. We make suppositions about it all the time to make sense of – to estimate correctly -- the present moment.
My life like your life is an endless struggle to maintain belief in a happy future. When hope fades, life quickly passes.
I laugh at the strangely persistent failure of comprehension of my work that I witness every day when I know in my heart – I fully hope -- that comprehension must come.
Emotions tend to be tomorrow what they are today. Emotional conditions and positions tend simply to endure: to pass from present to future in unchanged form.
I do not laugh at my life when I fear that my work is likely (with the endless continuation of how things are going now) soon to be buried with me in the cold, cold ground.
I laugh with real amusement at the absurdity of my life when I know that my future is bright. I am headed for a great future in the afterlife even (and especially) if I never have real success in this life.
When I take genuine pleasure from the hopelessness of my real life prospects, I feel inwardly sure, really sure, of a happy ending in this real life. Laughter is the child of really happy endings. Confidence in the afterlife generates security, a kind of serenity: indifference to one’s real fate.
Although I am always capable of smiling inwardly – I feel secure in my life choices -- yet I fear for the future sometimes when thoughts and feelings as if of their own volition anticipate the worst possible outcomes, and dwell on them.
The real home of human beings is this real life. We have a second home that wise people consider while alive in the world.
My life will throw off its dilapidation and its depressing, oppressive moods only after it comes to a happy end. When I am light at heart, I do not doubt that my life is already a reason for massive laughter.
The happy end is greatly delayed. The train is slow in arriving. There have been many side trips, accidents and detours on the Road to Redemption.
I have been telling Israelis for years that their suffering is no longer necessary, and the dead keep on dying. The living mourn their loss. They turn toward a silent, distant heaven and wonder why God does not lend a hand.
The offer of help exists; it is as if it does not exist. Is this set of circumstances tragic or comic? It depends on the outcome.
The trial of the Jews is over. Nobody knows it as the suffering and death only get worse.
My message does not get through. My fellow Israelis know better than to understand what I am saying. They are better people than that. They understand me. They see through me.
I confront the deliberate misconstruction of my message by people that are sure of the correctness of mistaken notions.
When people feel sure that they are being very very smart, they are being very very stupid.
Sometimes a horse with stripes is a zebra. A horse with stripes is not necessarily a snake in disguise.
My fellow Israelis have the intelligence of blocks of wood in everything connected to my life and work. They do not lack intelligence. Their minds are filled with sophisticated awareness of threats to the public safety from unlikely sources.
They are military thinkers. They are obsessed with threats to their would-be (alas, it never is) peaceful existence. They are filled with clever defensive ideas; for which cleverness they congratulate themselves daily; no, hourly. I could tear out my hair and weep.
Ignorance passes for knowledge. Half of what we call true is true. Half of our truth is a bunch of lies. Unfortunately, we cannot tell which half is which.

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Peace between the Sexes

October 29, 2015 –A new generation of American men operates permanently on the back foot; they are always preparing to apologize. Men are forced into defensive positions by the emotional appeal of women complaining of mistreatment.
Feelings and words are the new battlefield of the perennial sexual war. The outcome is not in doubt. Women are sincere in their role as victims. They are geniuses at discovering and insinuating – they really experience – painful mistreatment. Men have no choice but to make amends for their many offenses.
Women are by nature realists and worriers. They look for something to correct and someone to blame. According to Nature, men are the involuntary servants of women. They must make amends for what they have done wrong even if they don't understand what that is.
Following a sense of right that other people may not share; a personal measure that does not take other opinions into account; iconoclasts and other social rebels are close relations to mere criminals. They disobey social dictation. They ignore emotional cues that more socially responsible (less personally attuned) individuals know to obey.
Men are obliged to serve women as individuals are obliged to serve Society. Society is feminine. It is ruled by women in the service of women. Matriarchal (pagan) societies are overtly ruled by women. Patriarchal societies are secretly directed by women remaining behind the scenes.
Women are the social rulers of men when neither sex is socially favored. Battles in the psychological trenches, person to person and household to household, mostly go that way. The realists win. Women gain the moral high ground; this gives them power to tell men what to do. Social advantages alone enable men to prop up patriarchal societies where men overtly tell women what to do.
It is our nature. Each seeks a dominance that he does not exercise or suffer from. We are human; we seek more power. Dominance is forever at issue until the issue is decided.
Relations go more easily once people tacitly understand who dominates whom. Submission is easy when it is ordinary; its emotional impact sinks into the background together with resentment. Life runs more smoothly when people know who usually gets his way. It is the woman.
Peace between the sexes can only be based on the shared realization that women usually get their way. Women usually get their way in modern marriages or the marriage ends in divorce. Mother ordinarily gets the children. Ordinarily the bastard is made to pay. People ordinarily see that the husband is really in the wrong. Women are the true dominant sex.
Our new sexual places in which women ordinarily rule the roost are natural to our species. We are disoriented nonetheless. We have not yet taken in the reality of sex role reversal. What the new normal is, no one can say.
Surprisingly little changes in our relations when roles in lovemaking are reversed. Neither sex behaves much differently. People remain the same. Sometimes women tell their partners what to do. Sometimes they ask for the man's guidance. Society's directives do not change underlying certainty and uncertainty.
Women continue to ask for help from men after their leadership is made plain by reversed roles in lovemaking. The request for direction puts men temporarily in a leadership role. It has always been this way.
Social customs serve humanity when they facilitate (by not impeding) the natural inclinations of men and women. The sex role assignments of Original Sin impede everyone's development. Society impedes happiness when its usages obstruct the natural expression of feelings. It is not natural for women to serve men, whereas men are born to serve.
Feelings are happiest when they spread simply from thought to speech, from speech to action. Simple mood generalization is the natural key to happiness.
Women have taken possession of the moral high ground. They are the victims. No one may safely disagree for long. Women have moral authority. The odor of purity clings to them.
Women cannot seriously damage the free fighting spirit of men reduced to a condition of servitude when men abstain from taking the sexual initiative. It is not right for servants to take the initiative. Servants wait to receive orders.
As men leave the lovemaking to women, they grow in moral stature. Desire is associated in our minds with immaturity, irresponsibility and selfishness.
I scouted the territory. I investigated matters thoroughly. I checked every nuance of relations associated with female control of the sex act. Men receive the tools to defend their freedom even though it is inherently a hard fight. The new arrangements greatly increase the well-being of women.
People must learn to think differently. Changing our minds fundamentally is the hard part. It is a hard part, indeed.

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Times of Darkness

October 22, 2015 – Traditional sexual morals are anchored in religion. The disappearance of religious belief from America's public debate – religion is now an entirely private matter – creates a cultural vacuum. During the past fifty years, sexual morals have turned upside down.
When regarded as potential instigators of moral and physical disease, homosexual fantasies are repressed. Until recently they were so regarded and repressed. They were not even thought; the thoughts remained unconscious. These fantasies, a cultural secret, were unfamiliar to the inexperienced.
Now homosexual fantasies are part and parcel of ordinary consciousness. Traditionally repressed homosexual fantasies have become commonplace thoughts.
What was once sent away is now received as an honored guest. Morals have turned upside down. What was thought to be bad is now thought to be good. What was repressed and unconscious is now conscious and commonplace.
Consciousness and behavior are mirroring realities. What we see in mental images is what we tend to see subsequently in real life. We repress forbidden thoughts to reduce the chance that they will be translated into real events.
Thinking is the core of action. What people think determines how they behave. The worlds of action and thought (tend to) mirror each other with a delay in time. The thought precedes the deed; usually. The world is filled with magic.
Usually people imagine a sexual act before they summon up the courage to try it. Putting forbidden ideas into action -- acting out socially disapproved fantasies -- homosexual men were said in the good old days to have given in to temptation. The religious frame of reference has been dropped. Now they are said to act naturally, without inhibition; according to nature.
What was held to be bad on religious grounds is now considered good on rational grounds. Is the change in valuation proper?
Obtaining from his fellows the relief that he needs to ease loneliness and end sexual pain, a man henceforth lives for his friends. He owes his new life to them.
True iconoclasts (among whose numbers, prophets of God must be counted) whose opinions seriously threaten community icons – accepted certainties -- are subject to rejection. People defend what is familiar to them as they defend their own persons. Opposition is part of the natural order of things.
Iconoclasts lose their friends. They cannot depend on friends to see them through the struggles inherent in their way of life. They are able to stand alone, in which case others may stand with them, or they crumble.
A homosexual is in his body an iconoclast. By being himself in his differences, he threatens people. His body says that there is a better way to live than the way of the majority. Naturally people want to put him down: to punish him. Opposition goes with iconoclasm.
Homosexual men are fragile iconoclasts. Sexual satisfaction marries homosexual men to the need for acceptance. Men that stand alone are forbidden such satisfactions.
The homosexual social connection is in many ways empowering. Yet it undermines personal independence. It ties a person emotionally to others; to the human race. It makes him dependent on others for love.
God's way is strict heterosexuality. God's way is strict personal independence. Strict heterosexuality leaves a man in intimate contact with someone foreign and strange, a woman. Strict heterosexuality promotes individualism. A man is alone with his wife.
People of strong character have the strength to stand on their own: to live according to their sense of right despite the wife's or the world's opposition.
The growing practice of male homosexuality reflects the weakening capacity of modern men to stand on their own. They cannot stand up to women. They consult friends before they make up their minds. Iconoclasts have no friends to consult.
The capacity to live by a personal sense of values while receiving no love and lots of resentment is what strength of character measures.
Same-sex love weakens the capacity of men to stand on their own. It is obvious. Depending on others undermines independence.
The acceptance of same-sex love as a variation on normal belongs to pagan cultures that see good on all sides; and there are many gods. Paganism is founded on the sanctity of the family. Pagans celebrate the happiness of the community and the grandeur of the State. They have no sympathy for iconoclasts that disturb a peaceful community.
Today's homosexual men appear in the guise of rebels and individualists. Their cause is the cause of individual freedom. Yet homosexuality flourishes among mutually dependent friends. It withers where men must stand alone.
The contemporary wisdom is that freedom is fostered by the growing acceptance of homosexual love. Modern people have lost their way. They have lost contact with their own human nature. They are without a sense of direction among irrational emotions and their own daffy notions.
It is impossible to overstate the psychological ignorance of the modern world.
They jump from one bright new idea to the next to explain behavior. They end up in the same condition of confusion from which they started. They are disoriented among emotions because their thinking about emotions goes nowhere.
Modern people are full of rational certainty despite their complete emotional blindness. They are sure that homophobia has no rational basis. Homophobia is based on nothing less than the defense of individual freedom.

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God and the Desert

October 15, 2015 – Prophets of God are extreme individualists. They do not go along or get along with the crowd. They receive little sympathy from a world busy with its own problems and determined to live along familiar lines.
Judaism is a collection of views of man and God formed in social and often physical isolation. Abraham cuts himself off from all except a few close relations to search for God in Canaan. Jacob is alone as a thief in flight. Joseph is alone as a slave in Egypt. Jesus is alone on the cross.
Prophets of God are at odds with the world. The truths of Jewish monotheism offend prevailing tastes. Jewish monotheism is native to the desert, where men gaze on the world's vastness and man's pettiness.
Judaism is the vision of social outsiders. A person is resented and belittled – he is put outside decent society — for telling people how to live – telling them what is wrong with them -- in the Name of a moral God.

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Ancient and Advanced Views of Homosexuality

October 8, 2015 – Homosexuality is at the heart of the protest against ancient religious morality. Belief in God must be put away, so it seems, to end irrational homophobia.
The emergence of women as the dominant sex creates social and sexual instability. The normalization of homosexuality stabilizes the gains of the feminist revolution.
Homosexual men tacitly serve, and bisexual men diplomatically handle, women that dominate the scene. As women assume the function formerly exercised by men, men carve out a new place for themselves through same-sex love.
Intervening in the sexual war to rescue a defeated sex and to overturn the victor, God uses revelation (knowledge itself) as a weapon of mass destruction.
The rage of the Old Testament God stands in contrast to the love of the New Testament God. God is temperamentally like a Bull. Content and loving, He stays completely in the background. He lets life be. God keeps quiet for longer than men can count. Then He loses His temper. An ordinarily inactive God is given to sudden outbursts of fury and furious activity.
His feelings going to opposite extremes at once, God is famously gentle to individuals amidst riots and arson that represent His rage.
Jesus delivers the Good News that Christians will not see God in His Old Testament fury until the Second Coming. God is sworn to exercise perfect discretion during the Age of the Gentiles. God has indeed kept quiet until now. Loving angels in heaven have managed the religion in the name of Jesus.
The Book of Revelations of John of Patmos, the last book of the New Testament, informs Christians that the time of God's inactivity, silence and patience will come to an end. There will be an Apocalypse. An Apocalypse (Revelation) tells people too much for their minds to handle. They are blinded by the light. They are paralyzed by knowledge. They are confused. They lose interest in living.
Judaism and Christianity deliberately foster strength of character. The two religions demand hardened characters able to stick to a purpose despite fierce opposition. Strong characters are known by their proven capacity to undergo hardship without complaint while doing their best.
Monotheist religion is picky to the extreme in demanding strength of character. A Christian must die in the Colosseum or go to the Cross like Jesus before renouncing his faith.
Big, rich societies unlike monotheist religions see no point in great strength of character. People feel secure. They prefer sociable and sexy men that are more ready to acknowledge weakness than to work to overcome it.
People feel affection for people that they feel superior to because feeling superior is pleasant and nice. People that make themselves out to be no better than they ought to be, make people feel good. Secure Sons of Adam prefer the pleasure that comes with feeling superior to instinctively letting loose their contempt for weakness; also a nice feeling, which is repressed.
A man's public acknowledgment of his homosexuality, if it means more than declaring affection for both sexes equally, admits to sex with a man; a past surrender to sexual temptation.
Sexual temptation is hard for a man to avoid. Temptation wiggles an inviting finger at many points on a man's path. There are always men out there who, with a brief encounter of glances, a meeting of eyes, are ready to help out a brother in sexual need.
A brother that offers his body to a brother has his sexual needs met. He also has (not true for heterosexual men) his heart truly taken. The lovers are on the same emotional wave length. The male lover feels what is good for plucking. Something in him moves to feed off vulnerability. An invisible wound is inflicted. A transfer of energy takes place.
Women and men are not on the same wave length. Women do not understand men. Masculinity is beyond their experience; it baffles their imagination. Women cannot relate to a non-human universe that is part of the male's unavoidable emotional experience. Men from birth develop non-human and human interest in the world; but women inherit a double portion of strictly human interests.
Homosexual men are disproportionately represented in the arts because they are alienated from the mainstream. Their life style arises in social alienation. The estranged character is the fertile soil of human creativity. Artists put their misunderstood hearts into their work.
Estranged people are lonely. They do not feel like others. They have trouble making friends. Homosexual men give in to temptation; they take the easy way. They make friends the easy way. They relieve their suffering the easy way.
Severe loneliness and prolonged sexual frustration generate the strength of character that is needed by a person to enable him, hour after hour and day after day, to ignore pain and distress in order to function well.
Men of strong character refuse easy yet dangerous frustration relief on the grounds that suffering is good for them.
God judges our lives as works of the heart. He judges our lives as a whole, as works of art. God looks at the whole life to understand and value the parts. God subjects the heart to exceedingly close inspection. A human heart not thoroughly experienced in suffering has trouble passing God's inspection.
Men offer their hearts to women on silver platters. Women turn the love of men to their own ends: home and family. The love of men and women is mostly a great misunderstanding. Neither sex understands the other. The non-human half of the male heart that is of special interest to God is not touched by women because women do not go there. Part of a man's heart taken by a woman remains virginal for God's purposes.
Homosexual men receive a special kind of sexual relief. Their desires are revealed to someone that really understands them; whose emotions go by instinct to vulnerable places.
A man's masculine nature is altered when his body is taken by another man. His heart is humanized. He becomes more concerned with people and how they feel. The human race commands his deepest affections; like a woman.
A person that comes close to God must love and fear God more than mother and father, more than Earth and sky. That is the rule of our human monotheism. God is Proud. He refuses to take second place in the loyalty of friends. That is how He is.

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A Nine Month Survey of the Blogs

October 1, 2015 – I have been in the blog business for nine months. What justifies the claim of the home page that Redemption is a matter of fact, not speculation?
Is there an unrecognized fact on the premises?
A New Science based on the rules of simple mood generalization and the real/Unreality of feelings has proved its power by making sense of a bewildering sexual revolution.
Women's Liberation grows out of the abandonment of Christianity by de Tocqueville's tyrannous majority. The public voice is hedonistic and scientific; it is not faith-based. Christianity is viewed with skepticism in respect of women's demands for equality and liberty. Women no longer feel morally obliged to serve men as Paul the Apostle had taught.
Women are no longer the willing sex toys of male fantasies despite the sexually charged vitality of the dream of feminine submission to hyper-masculine conquest. The man in love with a modern woman lives on the defensive: his behavior is scrutinized with anxious suspicion. Without trust, no leader can lead. Men inspire no trust.
Women's Liberation is responsible for an explosion of male same-sex love. To love women exclusively is a very hard life choice for modern men. Modern men understand less than ever what women want. What seems right to them is usually insulting to women in the opinion of women, who judge men by new standards.
Freud called the tendency of the victim to take on the characteristics of the victimizer "identification with the aggressor". Homosexual men imitate and adopt, and bisexual men learn, the psychological strategies that women, aided by modern communications technology, use successfully to undermine male authority, especially the authority of non-communicative heterosexual men.
The adequate description of the current sexual scene through reference to inter-related, rationally compelling categories of analysis is in itself a miracle. The definitive resolution of such complex social and human problems is assumed to be intellectually impossible. Today the fact is not acknowledged because it is believed impossible.
These nine month blogs have not only been concerned with sex relations. Earlier they presented compelling scientific reasons to acknowledge the existence of a new heavens and a new Earth. The animist view of the universe has received scientific verification.
A universe of pure feelings is the non-material, analogously organized mirror reality of the physical universe. The real universe is incongruously accompanied by feelings. Feelings are not a material part of the material scene. Feelings are a visitor from a world of feelings that pervade all matter.
Meta-physical personality systems of high consciousness and developed will extensively participate in and substantially rule our lives. We humans -- like the cells of our bodies with their localized consciousness – are representative components aware of a very small part of great beings whose will rules us and whose nature is beyond us.
It all begins with the Group Mind. Society organizes the feelings and behavior of people in general and everyone in particular. There is unconscious emotional communication of each to all. Feelings around and beyond us orchestrate individual emotions. Group feelings direct individual, representative feelings from moment to moment.
A more comprehensive emotional universe than the physical universe stands in mirroring relation to the physical universe in all its parts and features and elements.
Does a falling branch make a sound when there are no witnesses? Has Redemption happened when the public is unaware of the fact? Is the fact factual when denied by all?
The Old Testament, the New Testament and the Koran have been revealed by these blogs as three parts of one stream of advice. Each Book grows out of the ones before it. Each Book provides answers that the times require.
The mysterious question of the divinity of Jesus has been resolved as I flesh out a mistake made by Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane that vastly altered human history.
Revealed in these blogs is the mysterious sin of the Jews (an act of wrongdoing in relation to God) that justifies two thousand years of terrible punishment and suffering. There was another trial, and on this occasion a completely false conviction.
Jesus should have been given a second chance. He should have been shamed by a guilty verdict, and shown his humanity by a suspended sentence. Henceforth he would live by the mercy of his fellow men. Jesus suffered a harsh and devious judgment that both clung to the letter of the Law and ignored it entirely (shifting the case to Rome) at the convenience of his judges.
Technically Jesus was guilty of blasphemy for claiming to be both Son of Man and Son of God.
The execution of Stephen as told in the Book of Acts provides all the justification God needs to play the sadist.
Is there a Baby in the house? The proof is in these blogs.
The New Judaism is founded on a New Science of psychology. It provides a broad and solid basis for world unity. Scientific religion promotes both science and religion; both monotheism and polytheism; both rational psychological analysis and systematic irrationality with utter faith in feelings.
The law of karma is verified and illuminated. It is an expectation that develops in respect of the law of simple mood generalization, whose regular operation is presumptive Justice.
The Child is a fact.
The fact is Redemption.

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A Midwife to Redemption

September 24, 2015 – American women are no longer content with their traditional treatment as beautiful servants; convenient for lovemaking, good at cooking and caring for children.
Modern American women demand a final end to male domination. Consciously they want equality. Unconsciously (for the good of all) they want to dominate – order around – sex-driven, irresponsible men.
Urbanized, computer-aided – always socially in touch -- American women say no to the treatment that their mothers received from their fathers. Women want relations put on a new basis of equality. Men have given way. A patriarchal culture goes away. A pagan culture prevails. Youth prevails over age. Hedonistic standards of right and wrong prevail over religious standards. Social correctness is a bully come to mock Christian speech. Women are the new dominant sex in America.
As individuals, men will forever fight for and create their personal freedom. Masculine dreaming abilities are such that individual men can always rise above the restrictions of their surroundings. As a sex, men are cooks and bottle washers. They take orders. They work for the Missus.
Modern women have put their male counterparts in a desperate emotional situation. It is humiliating and confusing for men to attempt to impose their sexual will on creatures who will not be told what to do or how to feel as a matter of liberationist politics. Contemporary women resist submitting to male rhythms and orders everywhere; with the usual exceptions.
The new style in the act of intercourse is for women to get on top where they impose their rhythms on men that are sadly miscast in the role of sexual conquerors.
A new approach to sex relations cries out to be born. I come as a midwife to assist life that is pressing against walls of darkness to see the light, at last to breathe the air of freedom. I come to undo Original Sin.
The Sons of Adam perform the labors of Sisyphus in making love to creatures that insist on their independence (like cats). Women submit to the will of men more outwardly than inwardly. Graciously women go along with male preferences that their deeper feelings dislike. It is a hunting method. They stay with the prey by going along with him until his will grows tired; then they impose their will.
More and more sons are dominated by their mothers as more and more fathers move out of the family residence to live at a different address. Husbands are more and more frequently dismissed by unhappy wives. Many other husbands leave their wives and children of their own volition. The house belongs to Mother. She holds sway there. The children belong to their mother because they love her better, and need her more; for she needs them.
Men grow weary. Men grow tired. They retreat from the battle. They seek peace elsewhere. They take male lovers.
The American Sexual Revolution is destroying male potency while leaving women still in need of strong male protectors. Unhappiness, conflict and blaming gather in everyone's future.
Thoughtful people believe that Americans are gaining increased sexual freedom through the social acceptance of same-sex love. With the recent Supreme Court ruling that makes homosexual love the legal equal of heterosexual love, Americans have made a hopeful start on a road meant to end in general sexual happiness. Alas, the road gets lost in the woods further down the road.
Neither sex can be really happy while the other sex is really unhappy. Men are unhappy. Gay men are unhappy.
The Sexual Revolution is not headed toward greater freedom for all. Modern society is unintentionally headed toward painful outcomes for us all.
Women are in the psychological driver's seat. Their drive toward dominance is driving the human race into the trees. Women follow their merely human instincts in accepting without reproof the same-sex sexual orientation of children. Men do not like homosexuality in their sons and daughters for reasons that do not get a hearing.
The reversal of Original Sin will cause the first significant reduction in female anxiety since men and women were banished from the Garden of Eden.
Human culture once possessed and still possesses a clear and simple solution to human sexual ambivalence. In the beginning, men were never allowed to take the sexual initiative. Women enjoyed making love to men.
Cultural experimentation took place. Pandora's Box was opened. Sex role reversal brought a universe of evils.

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Gay Men to the Rescue

September 17, 2015 – Insisting on freedom, inherently wild feelings suffer from a sense of confinement when they cannot move freely from one person to another. The isolated feelings of isolated people are confined to their bearers. Isolated people get the blues. People that are alone generally feel lonely. Lonely people are rescued by love, or their pain goes on.
Same-sex love relations are human relations based on physical attraction. Sexually charged contact – the human touch -- relieves the pain of social isolation.
Same-sex love relations teach important relationship skills. They expand a lover's emotional vocabulary. They are based on the sexual equality of the lovers. A man gets into the habit of talking about his feelings with a person like himself whose responses he can easily identify with and understand. Homosexual love relations provide a basis for true and false friendships. They impart shared identity and group belonging.
Love makes someone for whom (so it seems to him) no one cares, feel suddenly cared for. Pained people are delivered from pain in youth as even in old age by the arrival of new love.
The lover's positive valuation of the loved one spreads simply. The loved one loves himself better now that he has a lover. Notice how the rule of simple mood generalization makes clear sense of the human emotional scene.
I try and I try to show the reader how the rule of simple mood generalization accounts comprehensively for the familiar emotional patterns of life. I do so very much want people to understand that the New Psychology is powerful science.
America has undergone revolutionary social change since the 1950's. I am on the side of change. I am a child of the Sixties. The Sexual Revolution of today leads to new forms of social slavery. I argue for (on scientific grounds) a new direction entirely.
The social world has changed totally. Many of the old rules no longer apply. Ancient patterns of sexual behavior have been thrown out with the trash. The old truisms seem no longer true. Everything is different.
Sex desire is not traditionally valued in women as it is in men. The opposite is true. The absence of lust – an emotional condition of self-containment, like the Mona Lisa -- is valued in women living under the Christian patriarchy.
Everything has changed. The Christian patriarchy has fallen. It has been replaced by a new pagan culture in which women receive social approval for sexual intercourse performed casually. This is an astonishing change in values that could not happen without the birth control pill. Standards have changed to reflect the new pagan culture.
Wild (rule-breaking) sexual behavior has until this New Cultural Morning been counted a grave stain on feminine purity. Women are murdered even today in many traditional societies for staining the family name.
A woman's breach of sexual rules in having sex outside of marriage predictably received retroactive social approval when it led to marriage. Whatever promotes the institution of marriage is good in the eyes of society, even practices instinctively considered bad.
Male homosexuality is an accepted practice today because it has become a necessary support to the institution of marriage. The beneficiaries of gay love have stepped in to close a growing gulf between men and women. Most young women today consciously hate tones of address and manners of relation that they formerly tolerated in men and sometimes loved.
Bi-sexual men discover and convey to fully heterosexual men what men can do to keep women happy while maintaining some shred of masculine self-respect.
Heterosexual men are completely at sea. They do not understand what is happening. They look for old times to return. They hope for traditional role relationship patterns to prevail as their views become more and more irrelevant to what is really going on in the world, and in the women they love.
Male love is the school in which modern men learn how to stand up to the women in their lives as they comport themselves with good manners.
A man inexperienced in the intimate exchanges of homosexual love lacks the words that he needs occasionally to put his wife in the wrong. Right or wrong, she will emerge as the injured party unless he pins some of the responsibility for the problem, whatever the problem, on her. He will take on the persona of a dog from birth, his mind in the gutter, if he cannot justify himself to her in aptly chosen words.
Traditional women that feel that they must respect their husbands have a complicated time of it. They are torn in two directions.
By engaging in homosexual love relations, men gain the relationship skills needed to withstand the masterly psychological tactics of modern women. The bi-sexual man knows best how to counter guilt-inducing undertakings.

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Gay Love and Coming Extinction

September 10, 2015 – Male homosexual love is by its politically correct name, gay love. It is, our language tells us, happy love practiced by happy people. Our language is deceiving – it is dishonest -- because we are not honest with ourselves. We tell many stories that, flattering our pride, happen to be untrue, like the happiness of gay love. We make such fantasies born of wishful thinking part of the public debate on the grounds that they are indisputable fact.
Male homosexual love is sad love. It is punished cruelly – with insults, mockery and worse -- by a sadistic culture filled with angry men looking to vent their anger. The impulse not to tolerate weakness – to punish it -- reflects unconscious mental operations that reflect our power-worshipping disposition.
Human beings like lions worship power. Our gods are powerful. The people that we admire are powerful. Male homosexual love arises in a need for sexual satisfaction, love and human attention.
In our power-mad view, wonderfully instinctive, a man is not supposed to have emotional needs. He is supposed to live only to serve others. All male behavior undertaken out of personal emotional need is emotionally processed under the category of weakness, which means defect. Men are supposed to be, according to genes that control emotions, self-sufficient.
The instinctive standards to which we hold our men accountable are inhuman. Humans, male and female, have emotional needs. Women are allowed and indeed encouraged to request help. They are appealing in their time of need. In contrast, men are expected to keep quiet and to work privately to regain emotional self-sufficiency.
Male homosexual love is risky business – it requires daring; it feels like a forbidden act – because society looks down on its practitioners. Men only give full respect to men that have no need for satisfaction or affection.
Men are the natural competitors of other men. Male homosexual love opens a man up to emotional injury. The lover is apt to turn suddenly spiteful. Because grave risk is undertaken out of an emotional (sexual) need, a homosexual man is despised. Fully manly men do not take risks much less suffer inevitable social vulnerability in order to feel good. Ideal men are never driven to act by their own needs.
Ideal men have high frustration tolerance. They withstand pain with silent fortitude. They are capable of great patience. They have high frustration tolerance.
Homosexual love invites the mockery of a spiteful world restless to make fun of somebody (that takes himself seriously). There are always faults to find. Homosexuality is one of them.
Women are not, like men, inclined to despise weakness. Women have more natural sympathy because, in the regular order of things, they naturally receive sympathetic responses to their cries for help. Men are subjected to a code of behavior that gives them no sympathy. They don't get it, and they are inclined to despise and punish weakness. But women cry in a way that calls out to Prince Charming to come to their rescue.
The weakness of women and children invites sympathy. Weakness in a man invites mockery. By silence and a habit of not complaining, men ward off mockery. Men are famously inclined to keep their problems to themselves; to be non-communicative; to be reticent to ask for help.
The mockery of lesbian love is not mockery of weakness. The rejection of this sexual practice is representative of how the Children of Adam, their feelings spoiled by Original Sin, react to all forms of strange and threatening behavior.
Our human nature stamps us with curiosity. We are in love with the mysterious workings of a wonderful world. Fear makes us afraid to know new things. The Children of Adam are greatly afraid of living because they are lost in life: they are psychologically cut off from natural emotions, including (non-human) emotions in the world.
By nature people explore what is new, different, strange or delightful. The Children of Adam shut the door on many lines of curiosity out of fear of what comes next. They are afraid of a universe that terrifies them because they are out of touch with its emotional logic.
Once the Children of Adam know that something is bad, they tell everyone to stay away and to ask no further questions.
The turn to lesbian love in response to life under a patriarchy (the unfortunate consequence of Original Sin) has a different meaning from the turn to lesbian love practiced in the Garden of Eden; where feelings are naturally formed.
In the Garden of Eden, human culture accurately reflected and properly elaborated on man's natural disposition.
Feelings reflect the behavior of surrounding feelings. Feelings always come in reaction to something. They have a social context. Lesbian love has been spoiled by Original Sin as it has been made to keep in step with the general corruption of emotional relations everywhere.
Disdain of male weakness is written in our genes. It is part of our emotional fingerprint. But the practice of lesbian love and its universal rejection by the societies of the Children of Adam is rooted in Original Sin.
Modern society promotes male homosexual love on the grounds that it is happy love. It would be better – more honest -- if tolerance were advocated on the grounds that these people are like all people. They are the same as everyone else. They are feeling and thinking human beings trying to get through a very difficult life. They ought to be treated humanely on grounds of humanity, and not on the grounds that they are the happy ones, and the rest of us are miserable.
In modernity's endorsement of gay love as happy love, modern men rise up in cultural revolt against traditional ways of thinking. We tell our minds to think differently from the past. We tell our minds what to think, and our feelings how to feel.
Our feelings are wild. They are irrational. They come and go arbitrarily. Thought is a wild thing (caught up in the play of imagination) because thought is the reflection (the mirror image) of feelings, a wild thing. Thought is the measure and explanation of how we feel at the moment.
We mistakenly suppose that the universe lacks a will of its own. Those that try to overturn the universe are undone by a Colossal Force that willfully replies in terms of tit for tat.
We are headed for extinction. Modern culture only provokes fights with an Enemy much too big for men to handle.

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Emotional Traits of Women and Men

September 3, 2015 – Women feel threatened by men, both physically and psychologically. They suffer mistreatment at the hands of men. Women are suspicious of men and their motives. They feel morally empowered to rule men to the extent that men appear morally unfit to rule women.
People of the advanced world all live under a cloud of suspicion. Nobody trusts anybody. Everyone's motives are doubted. Women are partial exceptions to the rule. Their beauty and emotional artistry gives them the look and sound of the innocent, injured party. Modern men confess their guilt.
Original Sin poisons male and female attitudes. We are all victims of an artificial, twisted and crazy social system. Men visibly behave badly. Women commit crimes against the human heart surreptitiously; in how they handle feelings.
Women unknowingly infuriate men to provoke men to behave as badly as men commonly behave. Men behave with manifest unreasonableness because women subtly contrive to restrict their freedom.
I am not your typical modern man. I do not admit the guilt of my sex. I press women to hold a good opinion of my sex to stop them from looking down on my sex.
Women are proud of their higher, less sexual nature. They have emotional knowledge and sensitivity that men lack. Men are (in a womanly view) sex-driven and thoughtless. This gives women the right (in their female opinion) to rule men for the good of society and the family.
Free of criticism, we humans sympathize with ourselves too much. People are madly prone to think too well of themselves, and to feel pity for the unfairness of their plight.
Men and women are good for little without sexual war. Each sex keeps the other sex honest. Men and women are good for nothing without the goads of criticism and skepticism and competition. Struggles in marriage make better men and women of us all.
Personal struggles lose their plainly constructive character under the poisonous influence of Original Sin.
Men have more independent minds. They have livelier imaginations. They bring a sense of play to life that is not natural to reality-bound, people-centered women.
The dark and real universes are mirroring realities. Freely playing thought mirrors in idiosyncratic symbols the characteristics of the real world. The more independent the thinking is, the more truthful and revealing it tends to be. Independent thinking promotes both problem solving and great art. Socially correct thinking, in contrast, is unconnected to non-human reality; it is connected to human reality; it acts and seeks to gain social approval.
Socially proper thinking is not thinking at all. Women think along socially proper lines. They cannot help themselves. They are social animals, but men are essentially wild animals.
Women do not by nature trust the goodness of a good universe. They are born fearing a loss of maternal love. (Mothers traditionally prefer boys.) Women are naturally short on trust. They have little natural religion. Their anxiety reflects a fearful estimation of the universe.
Women are fascinated and repelled, but primarily frightened by the wild heart of the universe. They consider wildness as something bad. Men have both more natural religion and more natural personal security. They have a radically higher estimation of a wild universe. Men love wildness. They know how good wildness is.
The universe is wild. Consider volcanoes, Black Holes and exponentially expanding space. Look at the Grand Canyon.
Human beings have emerged – there is no other possibility -- from a good universe. The relations of the elements of a bad universe are bad. Bad relations break down quickly. Bad relations prevent cooperation. We humans are the product of millions and trillions of meticulously cooperating components. The elements of this good universe work together with infinite mutual consideration to empower the development of complex creatures like man.
The fact that man exists proves the goodness of the universe that makes such complexity possible.
Men are and must be the more responsible sex because only they see the big picture accurately. They see the universe as it is. Good. Male feelings with their full acceptance of wildness carry a conviction of universal goodness.
Women integrate all questions into a human context. Emotional attunement tells women how and what to think.
Women perceive wildness as inhuman and bad. They are unsympathetic to rule breaking. They believe that men are little boys – narcissists; anti-social; potential criminals -- at heart. Men know that wildness is good. It is vital. It is godly.
Men are the source of the human sense of play. The sense of play alone makes life pleasant. Men naturally receive life as a game. Women know life as serious business: a perpetual struggle to secure reliable sources of love; no game, but a hunt of desperate necessity. Women's hearts are too heavy with worry for ideational flight. Their thoughts are bound to people.
Men want to remain children; they want to remain wild at heart. Women want to give and receive love; they want to be vital parts of happy families.
The human will is free to act arbitrarily. It is ultimately wild. Play is an organized form of wildness because it is freely chosen. Play is voluntary. Play is an exercise of freedom in a world of necessity.
Men alone know freedom as a heartfelt desire from birth. Women have to learn the spirit of games and play (in which they may excel, exceeding many men). Women develop a taste for freedom as they gain social skills and grow more mature.
Women do not understand masculinity. They suppose that they do no injustice to men by demanding that they live fully law-abiding lives whose lines promote the happiness of women. As women cut out his wildness, they believe that they make a better and real man of him. Perhaps they do. Perhaps they don't.
Individual and collective fantasies rule our lives. We must as individuals play the parts and experience the experiences that collective fantasy assigns to us. Women largely set collective fantasy in place. Women are the real rulers of society.
A man's life changes radically as he commands or loses the respect of women. Modern men have largely lost the respect of modern women.
A woman is almost always short on good feelings because she is too realistic and insufficiently playful. She looks for someone (traditionally a man) to lighten her heaviness and to blame for her unhappiness. She is frequently in need of apologies. Her sense of right is founded on being wronged.
Serious men follow their own judgment in the defense of freedom against slavery, life against death, and men against women, no matter who is offended. The essence of masculinity is independence of thought and courage in action.
Men are more inclined than women to be outlaws and geniuses. You can't have one without the other.
Criminality and masculinity will forever go arm in arm. Yet masculinity also takes plainly honorable forms, witness the life of George Washington.
Masculinity presses against boundaries to break through them. It is inclined to break rules. Games reveal their possibilities when performances are pushed to the limits, and beyond. Women prefer order to freedom. Their inclination is to keep everything, especially men, under control.

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The End of the World

August 27, 2015 – The intense heat of the summer of 2015 should open the eyes of many to the fact that the end of the world is upon us. The end of our civilization is in sight.
People by industrial and economic action have poisoned the planet. The rate and scale of the poisoning grows as people everywhere only look to produce full employment.
Our numbers and our human appetites abundantly consume, devour and destroy natural resources. All societies and families bless the arrival of babies that they would like to see fully fed.
The human race is a cancer on the body of the Earth. Our growth saps and poisons the living resources of a living Planet that we are killing swiftly.
The self-regulating systems that maintain the health of the Earth's biosphere are sick and dying. A mass, man-made extinction of life on Earth is a growing, indisputable fact.
The human spirit is poisoned by Original Sin. The Earth is poisoned by man's poisonous spirit. The spiritual disorder and the physical poisoning of the Earth hold a mirror to each other.
We must cure the spiritual disease to correct the physical poisoning of the world. When we change our sexual ways, we will find the will and the way to grow smaller.
While we are unhappy, we must go to new places; we must look to occupy empty spaces. The simple generalization of poisoned human feelings fills the world with material symbols of our sickness and pain.
Environmentally speaking, we suffer from a Sickness unto Death. We are clearly and unmistakably headed for something worse than man-made catastrophes. We are headed for extinction.

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Lesbian Love

August 20, 2015 – The purpose of this web site is to present warring humanity with a psychologically sound plan for enduring peace. Peace is the need of the hour, the day, and the century. War arises in a mistaken division of labor in lovemaking. Peace comes with restoring the normal sexual relations that prevailed in the beginning.
Jesus preached a psychologically abstract version of the legalistic Mosaic Law. Jesus discussed righteousness in more emotional and abstract terms than Moses, who commanded many literal acts to represent the spirit of God. Jesus was concerned with the spirit of action more than with specific acts.
In this new revelation, the spirit of God is presented entirely as a spirit. Laws of correct behavior with a few exceptions are put behind us. The freedom of behavior that I authorize must frighten and scandalize many good Christians.
Necessity is the legitimate parent of morality. Only the imposition of a new pattern of sexual and social relations can make peace among men. Either we return to the Garden, or we are doomed.
In the original condition of human society, women did the lovemaking. Such sociable creatures must have practiced on each other, for the sake of practice, what they practiced on men. Practice makes perfect. Men had nothing to say about it.
By the natural inclination of human feelings, lesbian love is innocent love. It is wrong to place male and female homosexuality together in one moral basket. The introduction of masculinity as an added consideration alters the moral character of homosexual love.

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Sex Role Reversal

August 20, 2015 – A neat reversal of sex role relations ended an age of tranquility and initiated the present age of conflict. Sex role reversal must have occurred about one hundred thousand years ago to trigger the scientifically demonstrated, great exodus of human beings from out of Africa.
The Sons of Adam go to new places to put their problems behind them. Their problems go with them. They feel cheated and mistreated for no good reason, and for every good reason in a highly competitive world.
A promise is made that is not kept. It is a hunting device. The incessant delivery of false sexual promises makes men angry, but not necessarily at women, whom men generally adore. Men mostly get angry at each other.
The Sons of Adam are born fools. Therefore they need to prove how tough they are. They feel better when they cheat and get away with it: someone else is the fool.
The male sex seems oversexed. Stimulation followed by frustration of an illusory hope of emotional satisfaction drives men frantic with lust. The attitude of surrender promised at the outset is never present at the consummation. Emotional frustration drives men frantic with lust.
The Daughters of Eve do not ever simply lust – their lust untroubled by fear -- for a physical pleasure emotionally poisoned by Original Sin. The Daughters of Eve fear intercourse with men. Such sex can seem fully safe to women only when they control the lovemaking entirely.
Men seek emotional responses from women that they never get. Creatures like cats are slow to give their hearts. In a word, they don't. Women are more distrustful, shrewder and less honest than men give them credit for being.
As men approach to command sexual surrender, they discover a real person seeking intimacy and a friend. They come to consummate their passion. They learn on arrival that they are sexual brutes.
Original Sin makes men the guilty sex. Sex is made dirty by its new aura of exploitation. Men as love makers take on the burden of wrongdoing in the war of the sexes. Women gain a moral advantage from male sexual initiatives.
Original Sin is a sexual form of the old con game of "bait and switch". Offer them one thing and sell them something else.
Men do not figure it out. Responding eagerly to a tacit offer, they are at once made to feel guilty. Women look on them as sex-driven animals.
Eve seduced Adam. Adam and Eve were expelled from Paradise. Life outside the Garden was filled with pain. They were forced to work hard. Cain slew Abel. The new men that performed their sexual pleasures on women were great killers. They were jealous of each other.
The signs that Eve and her daughters give off of latent sexual arousal are hunting lures. Women know how to act a part. A woman employs seduction to bring a man close to her, and to keep him there. Adam took and his sons still take calculated appearances for emotional reality. His excitement – his eagerness to believe -- makes him overlook her skills as a hunter of supportive loving emotions.
Eve contrived to join mastery with intimacy by acting a part that Adam in his simplicity took for real. Her look and manner speak of her longing for freedom and release, while her thoughts reflect realistic social considerations.
Eve deceived Adam. She aroused his lust while she kept a cool, calculating head. Her punishment came when she was forced to live with the consequences of her victory. Adam turned into an insensitive bully. There was a chip on his shoulder. He could be brutal. He was frightening.
The old patriarchal order tries and ultimately fails to prop up the ancient social ascendancy of the male. This mistaken social arrangement comes as a consequence of Original Sin.
A patriarchal social order is inherently unstable. Only a matriarchy is stable. Society is the playground and plaything of women. Women prosper where human relations are the main thing. Women really run the social world. To be stable, visible social appearances must reflect the covert psychological reality of human relations.
The Sons of Adam cannot see what goes wrong with their lives. They are unable to fathom or rationalize their anger. They attribute it to the fighting genes of even more brutal ancestors. They experience their own fierce competitiveness as irrational. They cannot face or deal with their sexual mistreatment.
It is madness to hold emotional expectations that are regularly disappointed because disconnected from emotional possibility. The Sons of Adam are sex fantasy addicts. The thought of something that never happens yet which might happen gives them pleasure.
The Sons of Adam, poor souls, are addicted to the ridiculous fantasy that women are privately pining to surrender their bodies and souls to male sexual mastery.

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The Origins of War

August 14, 2015 – The story of the Fall of Adam and Eve conveys in symbols astonishing insights into the historical origins of war, conflict and pain. How the author acquired his knowledge is impossible to imagine.
To appreciate its remarkable genius, the tale of the Garden of Eden must be grasped symbolically. Symbols attach additional meanings to objects than the things themselves. What is the meaning of the Garden? At some ancient time before time began, in the beginning of our race, human beings lived peaceful lives filled with good feelings. The author says it in symbols.
We were powerful, and we knew it. We did not need to worry for our sustenance. We welled over with good feelings. We were generous toward the world. We gave thanks to God.
This peaceful first age of humanity, this harmonious time of life, lasted thousands of years until it came to an end when new people adopted new courtship practices.
Humans were unfamiliar with a life of pains – living had been a pleasure – until sex role reversal occurred. We are the Children of Adam. Our wishes are opposed on all sides.
Original Sin is the Christian designation for Adam and Eve's taste of forbidden fruit together with the poisoned human relations that came as a result.
Life was paradise on Earth – we were a gifted and powerful species secure in ourselves – until we did something symbolized by eating forbidden fruit that changed everything.
The idyllic age ended when Eve, motivated by predatory considerations (after a talk with a snake, a terrible predator), devised a hunter's way to bring close a desired source of emotional and economic resources, to confuse him and to make him feel guilty. Approaching her sexually, he was bound to hurt her feelings. He was obliged to stay and make it up to her. His confusion and his awareness at having unintentionally inflicted injury empowered Eve as if forever then to feed off his emotional and physical resources bit by bit at leisure.
Eve aroused Adam's passion. She gave him the impression that she longed for his advances until he began to make love to her. Suddenly she felt injured by his animal coarseness. Men felt guilty about sex once men and women changed roles and positions in love. They altered courtship practices fundamentally to poison human pleasure at its heart and to the core.
Formerly women courted men. Women made love for the sake of pleasure and to win the love of lovers. Formerly, naturally and happily, men waited on women sexually. Eve used Adam's body as an instrument of pleasure in the beginning.
With the change in sex roles, the experience of sexual love became inherently displeasing to women. Women became hard to please. Men were forced to work hard to please women in a relationship that formerly gave untroubled pleasure to both sexes.
A world of trouble has come from Original Sin. The justice of authority and the goodness of the universe are thrown into question. The undoing of Original Sin is the complete and utter undoing of the devil; this, according to Christian theology. The troubles of life melt away with the undoing and repair of Original Sin. We return to the Garden.
Men as a sex have less need for love than women. They are not essentially looking for love. They are looking for adventure. Men by nature are dreamers. Hunting is one form that their dreaming takes. They imagine all kinds of things that give them odd, masculine pleasure.
Lovemaking is hunting for love. The lover hunts out his beloved; he hunts to obtain satisfaction. Lovers on the make talk a good story. They readily declare their love. They shower the beloved with compliments and gifts. Good will is captured, and consent is pursued. Lovemaking requires lures and bait, camouflage and disguise, close observation, deception, patience and passion.
Women are hunters after love by nature. Women naturally look to inspire love and to be loved. They have a knack for doing what is emotionally pleasing to induce desired responses in loved ones and strangers.
When men make love to women, we all, men and women, feel instinctively that a crime is taking place.
Healthy, socially praiseworthy male courtship of women only remains so within narrow behavioral bounds. We agree to spare certain authorized acts of sexual intercourse from our criticism. A sense of wrongdoing is never far away.
Sex arouses dirty feelings among the Children of Adam. Sexual love has a bad name because men make love to women. Sex and aggression mix and mingle to produce the impression of love familiar to the Children of Adam.
The natural feminine response to the male's sexual advance is to resist what looks like physical aggression.
When women do the lovemaking, there is no odor of aggression. There is no sexual guilt. The Bible tells us so. Adam and Eve first felt ashamed of their nudity -- their sexuality -- after they ate forbidden fruit, with a reversal of sex roles.
An African tribe that lived about one hundred thousand years ago changed everything. The old, peaceful world came to an end. How beautiful life used to be was lost in the mist of legend. Everything changed for the worse when conflict arrived.
Men are not by nature hunters after love or anything else. Hunting is one of the things that men can do very well. Human beings are such great predators (operating in teams) that hunting in the beginning was mostly left to women. In the beginning men only took part in special projects that needed their particular strength.
As hunters after desirable women, men play a part that the sense of fair play instinctively rebels against; today as it did one hundred thousand years ago. Many rebellious moralists of sexual love turn to their own sex for love.
By nature women are the makers, masters and maintenance workers of everything that has to do with harmonious human relations. Women hold society together as they hold the family together. Men are relatively asocial. They are clumsy in their dealings with people compared to women.
The Sons of Adam fix social customs to make men lords and women servants. Captured prey -- fools in life -- from the womb, the Sons of Adam are hungry for respect. They are unscrupulous in tactics because desperate to attain their ends. They covet wealth.
Here is what the Bible says about Original Sin:
"Unto the woman (Eve) He (God) said (as punishment for eating the forbidden fruit): 'I will greatly multiply thy pain and thy travail; in pain thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.' "
Genesis 3: 16 says that Original Sin is the source of pain in living. Physical pain is unavoidable. Obviously psychological pain is the new ingredient. Original Sin is also responsible for the patriarchal cultural and family structure in which the husband rules over the wife. In the beginning, wives ordinarily ruled their husbands. The men ordinarily felt obliged to go along with women in most social projects of feminine devising.
Patriarchal society, inherently unstable, necessarily troubled, is the product of sex role reversal. It did not prevail in the happy infancy of our race. In the beginning, women ruled society. Men deferred to their opinions except in what they considered special cases, where their sense of masculinity commanded acts of disagreement and rebellion.
The male's ordinary social domination of the female comes as a punishment from God! It is a sign that something has gone badly wrong with human society.
This discussion of Original Sin is offered preliminary to a consideration of contemporary and traditional homosexuality, its emotional causes and effects. I am busy laying down a foundation of findings about sex role relations to make possible a conclusive discussion of same sex love.

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David the Warrior and Poet

August 3, 2015 – In chapter 16 of First Samuel (a book of the Old Testament), an unknown youth, David, is recommended to King Saul as a gifted musician. David enters the king's service to play soothing melodies to a spiritually tormented being. David is named Saul's armor bearer to give him a place in the king's household. This story informs us that young David, officially a man of war, is really a musician.
In the next chapter of First Samuel, chapter 17, we are told that David is a shepherd lad unknown to King Saul when he boldly steps forward to oppose giant Goliath in single combat. Here David first comes to Saul's attention as a clever warrior.
Two narratives side by side stand in direct contradiction. Both narratives may be ancient. No attempt is made to distinguish true from false tales. Both tales are treated as true. It is as if the same storyteller told both stories one after another.
Ancient thinkers versed in myth took for granted what modern thinkers familiar with the strange reports of quantum physics are struggling to understand. Contradictory statements of a single truth are compatible with the truth despite their incompatibility with each other. It is up to the receiver of the contradictions to make sense of them as best he can.
Something hidden from view produces both sides of the contradiction. Something real moves reports that rule each other out as logical possibilities. The source of the contradictions can only be found through its mental reconstruction.
Light is both a wave and a particle. From what hidden place of truth do these contradictory reports arise? Nobody knows, but even this story will one day be told.
The narration of contradictory versions of the same story is an ancient method of conveying concealed meanings. Myths are filled with contradictions because they have deep meanings to report. The point is made through telling contradictory stories that David is essentially a musician and essentially a fighter. He has a doubled nature. He is neither one type nor the other because he is both. David is impossible to pin down emotionally.
A musician is soft at heart. Deep-down he longs for beauty, harmony and agreement. He is looking for love. A fighter is hard at heart. He is hypersensitive to injuries and insults. He is looking for a fight. David had both natures.
The inclusion of contradictory accounts in the narrative offers a second and a third way of grasping a story. The contradictory version (the anti-thesis) tells a second story. A third version is obtained by holding the two contradictory versions in mind until they generate an idea of what must be true to account for honestly divided impressions.
The first account, the thesis, is contradicted by the second account, the antithesis. The two views together send the mind in search of a synthesis that comprehends the truth told by both versions. Information is lost when readers fail to grapple with the artistic devices of the author and the text.
Readers lacking in analytical power find the Old Testament to be no more than a collection of stories and myths.
The Book of Genesis offers contradictory accounts of the Creation of the world and the creation of man and woman. The modern scholarly view is that different texts have been patched together.
The author knows what he is doing. He takes great pains with the text. The contradictions are there to set the reader to thinking.
Modern Bible critics suppose that different groups of authors are responsible for contradictory versions of the Creation stories. Someone in the nineteenth century got the bright idea that eventually commanded academic agreement and became the consensus view that different groups of authors must be responsible for using different names in referring to God. Modern scholars of the Bible receive contradictory versions of anything as evidence of disagreement among the authors. This is to miss the literary point entirely.
It is possible to criticize Kafka for his failure to describe the world realistically. Critics can make whole books disappear. We must never underestimate the power of incomprehension to turn intelligent communication into nonsensical speech.
Although the truth is simple, a long, twisting, complex journey must be made to reach it. Although the truth is simple, a thousand contradictory tales may and must be told about it.
Modern Bible scholars are not up to the job. The work goes over their heads. They are on the intellectual level, let us say, of the Supreme Court of the United States, which has turned a Constitution written in defense of a Christian way of life into a text authorizing the persecution of religion.
Cultures go into decline when they abandon the beliefs and values on which they were built. A culture in decline does not know it. Leading thinkers welcome the abandonment of Christianity as progress. Only the angels weep as deluded children cut themselves off from the foundations of their lives and the basis of their hopes.

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The Demise of Liberty?

July 30, 2015 – Christianity in America is on the defensive. The media are rightly concerned with real, rationally convincing causes and effects of matters of public interest. Facts matter more than morality. Science not religion tells people how to live. The purpose of life is pleasure. The media are obsessed with the pleasures of stars and citizenry alike; what gives pleasure, and how it is done.
Religion has massively given way before a massive change in outlook and values. Religion that imposes guilt-ridden restraints on pleasure died for the masses during the 1960's. It cannot be revived. The popular search for pleasure tolerates no enemies, not God Himself.
Guilt-inducing religion has had its day in America. The Christian revival associated with television evangelism operates at the cultural edge; it is something to mock and to reject because it calls for a guilty conscience.
The times demand a new relationship between faith and pleasure.
Although the Founding Fathers prohibited State interference with religion, they based their great experiment in democracy on the Christian faith of the people. They assumed (like Voltaire) that people unafraid of God must quickly abuse their freedoms until there is anarchy with inevitable calls for a king or dictator.
License undermines legitimate authority. License leads to the rise of dictators that promise to restore law and order.
The authors of the Constitution distrusted human nature. They devised a Constitutional system of checks and balances because they did not trust anyone with power. They believed that a Republic could only prosper where corrupted, sinful human nature is checked by the restraining influence of religion.
The wisdom of the Founding Fathers is put to the test as Christianity is put away as the governing ethos of the American Republic. The principles of Democracy, above all, equality of condition, have taken its place.
"No people can be bound to acknowledge and adore the Invisible Hand which conducts the affairs of men more than those of the United States," George Washington said with sober economy of words in his first Inaugural Address. Every step of the advance toward Independence has been "distinguished by some token of providential agency."
The Founding Fathers held the traditional Christian view that human nature has been corrupted by the Fall of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden.
Man's fallen nature operates (in the Christian view) in the service of the devil. The devil in the form of a snake brought about the Fall. The devil fights God by exploiting man's fallen nature.
Christians believe that, in living for pleasure, humans rebel against God. The old-time religion says that the devil is served by idleness and sin. Pleasure is the devil's friend. America was born with a strict work ethic to ward off pleasure seeking urges. Puritanism is religion at war with sin (pleasure).
A Republic whose people are devoted to sensual pleasures cannot stand, in the view of the Founding Fathers. This truism is put to the test. Does America's founding generation know more about human nature than today's political consensus, or is it the other way around?
The Christian ideal puts heterosexual love on a pedestal. In the Christian view, heterosexual love is the only clean form of love. The other expressions of sexual love are received as manifestations of the devil.
The ideal of exclusively clean and uniquely moral male-female sexual love -- and with it, Christianity itself – and with it, perhaps, liberty itself -- received a fatal injury in the Supreme Court's recent legalization of homosexual marriage on constitutional grounds. The equal value of all love, heterosexual and homosexual, is the new law of the land.
The Founding Fathers associated homosexuality with the sinful, pagan Roman Empire. It was a settled belief of the educated of the day that the Roman Republic fell because plain and sober men gave themselves up to sensual pleasures and unnatural vices learned from the Greeks.
In the view of the Founding Fathers, a nation must choose between liberty and license. It cannot have both. As God is opposed to the devil, so is license the poisoner of liberty.
Christian beliefs declare pleasure to be guilty until proven innocent. Pleasure carries a burden of wrongdoing. It is associated with evil. Under the new egalitarian (and pagan) dispensation, pleasure is the point of living. It is the one thing of indisputable value. All love that gives pleasure is equally good in the pagan system of values.
Two utterly different views of morality cannot together organize a sane and settled collective mental life. The differences between pagan and Christian outlooks are fundamental. In the cultural clash, for sanity's sake, one view or the other must come to characterize normal thinking.
American society cannot be both really Christian and really pagan. It must be one or the other. It cannot be both happily heterosexual and happily bi-sexual and homosexual.
As exclusive heterosexuality disappears as a behavioral norm, liberty itself is endangered, according to the beliefs of the Founding Fathers.
The heterosexual ideal has no legal standing in today's America. A person cannot legally refuse on grounds of religious belief to cater a homosexual wedding. The marrying couple has a right not to be victimized by discrimination. The refusal to treat heterosexual and homosexual clients alike is viewed legally as an act of unjustified discrimination.
Christian values and Christian family life have died a judicial death. The Supreme Court decision recognizes a change in feeling, practice and values that has swept across the United States. We all know to whom the future belongs.
The future belongs to Women and Homosexuals, but bi-sexual men will have a vital part to play.
Women are inevitably emerging as the dominant sex. More and more, men are extraneous. The one great buttress of male dominance, man's greater power in the marketplace, securing for him the dominant role of money provider, has been eroded by the growing economic power of women.
As women demand and receive equal positions and pay, American fathers lose their special standing in the family. American men no longer impress American women for long if at all. The new women do not trust men. They extend no credit to a sex with a long, ugly history of sins. The men are too cowed to disagree.
The patriarchal society is falling to the ground together with belief in the Bible. The role of men as the dominant sex is crumbling. More and more they look to women for approval, changing what they say and think until she smiles and agrees.
The Supreme Court made an historic decision to protect many good sons and daughters from the wickedness of the mob. In protecting some from the mob, the Supreme Court unwittingly turned the mob around in the opposite direction.
The day is coming when bands of friends experienced in homosexual love will knock on the doors of young men without such experience. The knockers will not take no for an answer.
Homophobia is a word that brings into focus baseless prejudice against homosexual love. Homophobia is stupid fear of the unknown. It has been decided by a collective mental entity, public opinion, that there are no rational grounds for fearing or resisting a physical experience of homosexual love.
No one has the strength, courage or knowledge to disagree.
I disagree. In blogs to follow, I will supply rational explanations.
Deprived of rational explanations, a person that enforces a Christian (strictly heterosexual) behavioral code must be received by a mob (obsessed like all mobs with equality of condition) as someone that is proudly acting superior. The foundation of strict heterosexuality has become pride, mere pride, a sinful attitude.
The public opinion that sent down the order to the Supreme Court – on the covert level of communication -- to bless homosexual love has an egalitarian point of view. The mob hates privilege. It wants no exceptions to its rule. The mob does not allow anyone to act superior. The mob says that all forms of love, heterosexual and homosexual, are equal.
People whose freedom has been compromised by the tyranny of the mob walk the streets of the old pioneer nation.

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The Turn to Rule

July 23, 2015 – These blogs have sketched out the framework of a new psychology that has been taken to high levels of sophistication.
The new science expands our idea of reality and changes our model of the universe. It rationalizes God and gods, ghosts, extra-terrestrials, extra-sensory perception and pre-cognition.
Emotions are not objectively demonstrable. They are always a matter of inference. Emotions fill and transcend the real universe. All real phenomena – everything that we consider real: stars, galaxies and microbes -- are mirrored emotionally.
Everything finds its psychological representation in a wider, separate universe whose existence we feel but cannot demonstrate. Emotions are real and unreal at once.
Placing the reflection of real events in a purely psychological context allows for their psychological analysis and rational clarification.
Feelings possess reasons and insights lacking to the rational mind. They see what eyes opened on a real universe cannot see. Feelings know more about the universe than thoughts can ever learn. Yet thinking generates knowledge of reality beyond the capacity of feelings ever to acquire.
With understanding, comes peace. The new psychology has generated an organic (natural and reasonable) ending to the religious wars of Jews, Christians, and Moslems.
Behavior is motivated by feelings and modified and corrected by thoughts. Unwanted behavior reflects unwanted impulses, desires and motives. Men are disturbed in every generation by the unwanted behavior of people that they call enemies. Ultra-modern men are caught up in the search to discover physical solutions to psychological and emotional problems. Their recommended solution to the problem of happiness, for instance, is the accumulation of wealth.
Ultra-modern men (like their ancient prototypes) look to alter the behavior of enemies, inducing them to do more of what they like and to stop what they don't like, by applying the carrot and the stick. They come with rewards, and they come with punishments. Their instruments are wonderfully unsuited to the work that they are meant to perform.
Ultra-modern men address unwanted behavior – a series of problems produced by unwanted feelings that refuse to go away -- with measured applications of bludgeoning force. Men are always at war; almost, anyhow. Their physical and psychological interventions in human affairs, it can be safely concluded, rarely have the desired effect. Changing human behavior along desired lines is a very deep problem.
The world is beset by problems produced by unwanted human behavior that is not easily stopped. How can modern emotional strategies work predictably when modern men know nothing about psychology?
These blogs reach rationally compelling conclusions concerning whatever subject happens to be their concern.
I am able to move from here to there through my feelings. By paying close, unbroken attention to the melody of the moment, somehow I avoid going around emotionally in endless circles, which is the fate of us mere mortals.
I am able to walk a straight line as it constantly turns and changes through my emotions. True emotional progress through feelings brings with it real advances in thought. Emotional advances are mirrored by advances in thought. Thought goes to new places on an honest, exploratory journey through feelings.
Ideas of matching truth and value accompany – mirror; reflect – real progress through feelings. I ought to be able to move from one intellectually indestructible holding to another in my walk after the truth of any matter of pressing interest.
Feelings are organized like music. They are filled with harmonies, undertones, overtones and counterpoint. One moves through feelings as one writes words to a song, or as one dances to a melody. Each note, phrase and step has its place.
I propose to move safely – without committing serious intellectual errors – without running into ideational walls -- from one emotional reflection of the homosexual question to another while guided exclusively by my feelings and my knowledge of the correct ways to handle feelings.
I don't know much about homosexuality or any other big question, including religion. I am ignorant in many matters. My feelings lead me to make useful observations and to work out rationalizing, aesthetically pleasing ideas.
My feelings take me to valid and true conclusions on many subjects about which I know next to nothing.
These blogs will attempt to impose (on rational grounds) universal agreement to substantial conclusions concerning the origins and meaning and uses and abuses of same-sex love. No subject could be more charged with controversy.
Any analysis of human sexual behavior that I perform, whatever its point of origin, will quickly arrive to already worked-out ideas of Original Sin, what it is and how it is corrected.
All the settled conclusions of the emotional universe are held as true because they ring true. What is true strikes the right emotional note. Truth is a feeling in the dark universe, and feelings are a form of music.
All the true ideas of the dark universe mirror already established truths that are themselves the mirrors of other truths. Emotions and ideas are wonderfully self-reflecting.
To uneducated eyes, the world of feelings is a hopeless jumble and jungle of complexity and contradiction. The world of feelings is beautifully ordered once the order is discerned. The orderliness of the emotional universe in contrast to the jumbled randomness of this physical existence allows for the definitive psychological analysis of our daily lives.

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July 16, 2015 – Mohammed introduced a new religion, Islam, that is based on the faith of Abraham. Mohammed did not intend his teachings to stand as the final words of the old faith.
Mohammed did not mean to limit the intellectual scope of Islam to his own knowledge of God at the time. He was aware that he was on less intimate terms with God than Moses had been. God talked to Moses face to face. Mohammed received communications from the angel, Gabriel.
Acceptance of the Koran – Islam -- requires acceptance of the truth of the Old and New Testaments. Mohammed did not feel that it was necessary to insist on the obvious. He did not explicitly require his followers to explore the rich cultural treasure that he placed at their feet.
Shi'ite and Sunni make war in the manner of Christians and Jews. Mohammed warned his followers against dividing up into sects. That had been the undoing of Judaism. Mohammed saw Christian-Jewish religious differences as a quarrel between warring Jewish sects. Moslems have done what Mohammed warned them not to do. They are bogged down in endless quarrels. In the context of these quarrels, Moslems repeatedly kill fellow Moslems while they are at prayer in mosques.
Moslems ignore and trample on God's obligation to stand up for martyrs to the faith that fall under His special protection. God is required on His honor to avenge these deaths.
God's displeasure with Moslems has nothing to do with Mohammed.
Mohammed received his call, answered bravely, and did his entire life's work with brave resolution and perfect faith. He never ran. He never cheated in his dealings with God. He was afraid of God's displeasure. He did his best for as long as he could. He worked hard.
No criticism of Mohammed will stand the test of time. Mohammed was what a prophet ought to be. He gave all of himself. Mohammed stood boldly for God; God will stand no less boldly for Mohammed.
Moslems, not Mohammed, are responsible for the intellectual sterility of Islam. Moslems are substantially ignorant of their sister monotheist religions. They know what they know from the Koran, and this is not enough. The original texts await their examination.
Mohammed had no business deeply analyzing Judaism and Christianity. He was illiterate. He grasped the core and essence of Judaism, and that was enough for God. He made a date for his followers with the Sacred Writings of the Christians and Jews. They were bound to get to know at first hand – from the original texts – Abraham, Ishmael, Noah and Joseph. Above all, they were bound to come face to face with Moses and Jesus.
What would they think? How would their faith in Mohammed be affected by the encounter with two different, very powerful literary enterprises of revelation? The followers of Mohammed never showed up at the library.
The Old Testament and the New Testament are, according to the Koran, the true word of God. The true word of God, according to Mohammed, is represented by both the Law of Moses and the teachings of Jesus.
Mohammed offered a simple statement of Jewish faith of astonishing versatility and durability. It was up to Moslems to get on with the enrichment of their faith. Moslems were implicitly called to digest the Holy Books of Jews and Christians (whose basic messages had become a mass of confusion to Jews and Christians), and at the direction of prophets to shed new light.
People left in the dark – without prophecy, left to their own theological devices – turn to nationalism (witness the case of the Jews) to distract their minds from the darkness that surrounds them.
When Moslems made the Koran their only educational object, they put an unnecessary end to their Jewish education. They had every reason in the world to want to read the Book of Genesis. Moslems preferred for reasons of pride to derive their part in the religion of Abraham from Ishmael rather than from Isaac and the Jews. In order to believe that Ishmael was sanctified to God on Mount Moriah, they would have to remain ignorant of the Book of Genesis.
Because Moslems want to name the spiritual heir of Abraham as Ishmael, they chose not to read the Book of Genesis, and with it all the sacred writings of Christians and Jews.
Moslems have every good reason in the world to want to read the Book of Genesis. In this Book, they are able to learn more about Abraham. He was their father, and they are Ishmael, his rather wild son.
Mohammed, knowing nothing of Jewish messianic belief, came up with the right answers. Truly, said Mohammed, Jesus is a true prophet of God. Truly, said Mohammed, Jesus is not the Son of God. God does not have a family. God is alone.
Mohammed is God's prophet. The Koran is God's work. The most powerful proof that we possess is Mohammed's cunning prophecy -- it was God's cunning and Mohammed's honest suggestibility -- that Judaism and Christianity would be unified – the old quarrel would be settled at last – through God's intervention shortly before the End of the World.
By this one great prophecy, Islam is turned into a solid launching pad for my own writings, which bring about the unexpected renewal of the Jewish religion after two thousand years of confused yearning and intellectual sterility.
According to the Koran the prophet that unifies Judaism and Christianity is a harbinger of the impending Final Judgment of the whole Earth. This prophet comes from God. He has the same standing with Moslems as Mohammed. He is the second Mohammed.
Two great events, the end of the quarrel between Christians and Jews and the world's Final Judgment, are closely linked in the Koran. Indeed, they are two aspects of one event.
Moslems have wonderful, true respect for Mohammed and God. They are well aware of the holiness of his visitation among them, when they saw God's warrior spirit take human form.
Their ignorance has done them in. They are found among those that fight most fiercely to oppose the will of God.
Time and again in the Koran, Mohammed anticipates that Final Judgment will catch many Moslems unprepared. They will look to flee from the wrath of the Lord. They have been discovered on the Final Day in the ranks of Israel's enemies.
The prophecies for the end time of the regathering of the Jewish exiles and the restoration of the State of Israel are as plain as they can be. There can be no doubt to anyone familiar with the Bible that in the end of days, the restored settlement of Israel grown from returned exiles is under God's protection. Israel in the end of days is God's instrument to demonstrate His greatness before the whole Earth.

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Stephen and Paul

July 9, 2015 – Religious practice is riddled with hypocrisy. The law of karma (the law of the talon) obliges God to mislead a species whose ways are misleading.
God rules men deceitfully as well as with extraordinary honesty. Only by misleading men can dishonest men be led in honest directions.
Paul (Saul of Tarsus) was present at the stoning of Stephen. "And they cast him (Stephen) out of the city, and stoned him: and the witnesses laid down their clothes at a young man's feet, whose name was Saul... And Saul was consenting unto his death." Acts 7:58, 8:1. Paul is identified with those that threw the stones.
Paul journeys to Damascus to continue his persecution of believers in Jesus. On the way he has a vision of an angel that asks, "Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?" Paul asks his name, and is answered. "I am Jesus whom thou persecutest." (Acts 9: 4-5) The angel that Paul encounters on the Damascus Road is Stephen, whom Paul actually helped persecute, not Jesus, in whose persecution Paul played no part.
Jesus introduced iniquity into Christianity. God was impelled to employ deceit to rule the religion rightly. The law of karma fosters emotional order by introducing a compensatory imbalance (untruth) into an already unbalanced system.
The Mystery of Iniquity that begins with the Crucifixion deepens when the angel revealed to Paul identifies himself as Jesus. Paul is blinded by the encounter.
Stephen is hidden inside the persona of Jesus. Heavenly Stephen has ruled the Christian Church for two thousand years with wisdom and artistry.
The founder of the Christian Church is not Peter, but Paul. Paul founded the first Church that called itself Christian in Antioch, Syria. Paul made the crucial turn to the Gentiles in his epic journeys of conversion including shipwrecks around the Mediterranean Sea.
Peter is the chosen man of Jesus, on whose rock-like devotion Jesus founded his faith. Peter's faith slipped away like water as he denied his Master three times before the cock crowed.
Jesus built his faith on sand. An appeal went out from Peter to the Jews of Israel, who mostly held fast to the ancient faith. But Stephen built on the sturdy shoulders of a tough and shrewd operator. Paul had a sharp Jewish brain and a Greek gift for good manners. Paul turned to the Gentiles, and Rome became Christian.

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God Mixed with Iniquity

July 9, 2015 – The Mystery of Iniquity -- the final, disapproved march of Jesus to the Cross -- had mysterious consequences for good and for evil. A messiah is an especially trusted emissary of God. His obedience to the inwardly experienced will of God must be reckless, thoughtless and total. God is against cannibalism. He does not approve of the performance on the Altar of God of the ritual ingestion of human flesh and blood.
Jesus won the world's (if not Israel's) acclaim as a man-god by racing to the Cross and rising from Death. Jesus is indisputably the divine Teacher of a Higher Way. God had a new and great Abrahamic and Jewish religion on His hands. He had to find another Son of Man in a hurry. God needed someone to take the place of Jesus in heaven.
God found that man in Stephen the Christian Minister. There is nothing unreasonable in the supposition that Stephen privately considered himself Israel's promised Redeemer while Jesus openly promoted his claim to be the Son of Man.
Those were turbulent times. Renewal and destruction were on everyone's minds. An unnatural hope filled Jewish life that aroused many to claim to be the messiah. Jesus made his claim openly. Stephen never fully informed the world.
Surely Stephen was more puzzled by Jesus than anyone. The others revered Jesus as messiah, some as messiah and God, or rejected him as a false claimant. Stephen knew that Jesus was from God; he was a prophet of God; he had done God's work. Yet it was strange work. Placing Jesus in a proper Old Testament perspective became Stephen's great theological challenge that he passed on to Paul.
Stephen accepted Jesus as a great prophet that brings undeniable tidings of final redemption to come. The Law of Moses, and with it Temple worship, had ceased to matter in the old way after John and Jesus. A new era of faith had surely begun with Jesus. Such was the preaching of Stephen; for such preaching, he was charged with blasphemy against Moses.
Jesus is theologically clear as mud to a Jew focused on the Old Testament. The inner voice does not hand over correct answers on a platter. Surely God inspired the Ten Commandments. Moses in his wanderings through his mind actually makes up the list. God's inner voice points a prophet's mind in the right direction.
"He humbled himself and opened not his mouth, as a lamb that is led to the slaughter." This is Isaiah's great prophecy for the messiah. Stephen held his tongue during his trial and at the moment of death. He spoke without being heard. No one has heard his messianic claim until this day.
Stephen did not frankly disclose his messianic self-identification despite the fatal wound to Jewish history and destiny that his conviction must deliver. He kept his peace by telling his secret ambiguously. He spoke clearly, and they did not get his real meaning.
"Ye stiff-necked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do always resist the Holy Ghost; as your fathers did, so do ye. Which of the prophets have not your fathers persecuted? And they have slain them which showed before the coming of the Just One; of whom ye have been now the betrayers and murderers." Acts 7: 51-52
Stephen accuses his accusers of two crimes: first, slaying those that came (which showed) before the coming of the Just One. The Just One is the messiah. The prophets that have been slain before the coming of the Just One are two: John and Jesus. The Just One, says Stephen, is now being betrayed and murdered. This is their second crime. Stephen refers ambiguously to his coming death sentence after this false and wicked trial.
Christianity writes a remarkable chapter in human history. Christians captured Roman civilization; they inherited Greek science. Christians have led world culture for two thousand years. The art of Christianity is a staggering achievement. Christianity inspired Francis of Assisi, Oliver Cromwell and Christopher Columbus. Christian history is remarkable for its energy, beauty, power, corruption, cruelty; and, above all, its warlike nature.
A God of Love brought a religion of war. Christianity brings good mixed with iniquity.

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The Misunderstood Just One

July 2, 2015 – The identity of the unknown "Just One" (the coded expression used by Stephen in Acts 7 to name the messiah) is disclosed in the end of days together with the already disclosed name of the man of sin. The Mystery of Iniquity encompasses both unappreciated iniquity and unrecognized holiness.
"Which of the prophets have not your fathers persecuted? and they have slain them which showed before the coming of the Just One; of whom ye have been now the betrayers and murderers?" Acts 7:52 Stephen challenges his jurors to see themselves for what they are. They are in rebellion against the Spirit of God.
Stephen seems deliberately to let the cat out of the bag. For the first of two times – the second time was right before stoning -- he says his secret plainly in the full light of day. He is their messiah. He knows that they are fully determined to put him to death; and he cannot dissuade them. He tells them (by the way, as it were) that they have now murdered the Just One, whom they have already convicted and sentenced in their hearts. You are betrayers and murderers, just like your fathers.
Israel, says Stephen, has already slain those that came before the coming of the Just One: messengers and harbingers of the coming messiah. Two messengers are prophesied before the Coming of the Messiah by the Old Testament. "Isaiah" makes the way straight before the Coming of the Lord; and "Elijah" turns the hearts of the fathers to the sons, and the sons to the fathers, that the people might be spared Destruction.
Stephen says of the Just One, the messiah, that now (at this time) he has been delivered over to betrayers and murderers. He is referring to his own jury and the guilty verdict that he knows is sure to come. He speaks plainly. No one understands his language. The Christians take him for a Christian, and the Jews take him for no one, a man beneath notice. With his execution, the fate of the Jewish people was set for two thousand years.
The anti-Christ and the Christ came as a pair in the First Coming, and they come again as a pair in the Second Coming. They are the daystar and the sun.
Jesus was God's faithful and true servant until he took his fate into his own hands to make God responsible for the holiness of an act of human sacrifice that deeply insults God's majesty.
The haste of Jesus to die on the cross compelled God to make prosper a form of Jewish faith whose doctrines are deeply offensive. God loved what He hated after Jesus finished his race to Resurrection. God helped the new religion to grow abundantly by appointing a heavenly gardener of ability whose name and nature are hidden in plain sight in the Acts of the Apostles.
God rules the insulting Christian Church that He loves greatly through a greatly loved intermediary, even the Son of Man that came secretly in the days of Jesus and died quietly at Jewish hands after a religious trial on a charge of blasphemy.
According to Daniel, one like a son of man comes with the clouds of heaven and ascends to the Ancient of days, and is brought near Him, and is given dominion and glory and a kingdom; that all peoples and languages shall serve him in an everlasting dominion that shall not pass away. Daniel 7: 13-14.
Chapters 6 and 7 of the Acts of the Apostles provide unappreciated evidence of a wrongly appreciated man. The long, brilliant courtroom lesson in Judaism that Stephen the Christian Minister addresses to Jewish jurors that hold his life in their hands makes no explicit reference to Jesus. Jesus is not named, not once. Compare this speech to the speech of Peter and Paul that speak only of Jesus, for He is the Truth and the Light.
What is the charge of blasphemy that puts Stephen on trial for his life? "This man ceaseth not to speak blasphemous words against this holy place, and this law. For we have heard him say that this Jesus of Nazareth shall destroy this place, and shall change the customs which Moses delivered us." Acts 6: 14
"And all that sat in the council, looking steadfastly on him, saw his face as if it had been the face of an angel." Acts 6:15
Stephen has been preaching freely. At his trial he abundantly displays his powers of frank and direct speech. He pulls no punches. He lets his accusers have it right between the eyes. They always oppose the Spirit of God. They always persecute the prophets of God. Now they have murdered the messengers of the Just One, and the Just One himself.
No one accuses Stephen of proclaiming Jesus as the messiah of the Jews. No one says that he asked them to look on Jesus as on God in heaven. Stephen is charged with saying that "this Jesus of Nazareth shall destroy this place (the Temple), and shall change the customs which Moses delivered us."
This adds up to a claim that the messianic age has been irretrievably set in motion by Jesus, whose coming is an unmistakable omen of the imminent arrival of the messiah.
Stephen's trenchant and eloquent defense of his practice of Judaism against a charge of blasphemy is steeped in the lessons and outlook of the Old Testament. It is obvious – compare him to Peter and Paul -- that Stephen is not a Christian. He does not believe in Jesus as God in heaven. There is no evidence that Stephen ever believed that Jesus was Israel's Just One.
Stephen does not mention Jesus by name at his trial. He makes no reference to the crucifixion or the Resurrection. According to the Acts of the Apostles, convicted of blasphemy and sentenced to die, Stephen finally delivers a strange prayer in the moment before he is stoned. As he prepares to die, Stephen allegedly addresses Lord Jesus in heaven, and prays to him to accept his soul.
If one word of New Testament testimony must be viewed as a late addition to the text, it is the insertion of one crucial word into the text by an editor intent on having the reader understand the text rightly. The editor and not a true witness placed the name, Jesus, in the mouth of dying Stephen. Stephen obviously said, "'Lord, receive my spirit.'" He also said, "'Lord, lay not this sin to their account.'"
The forged insertion – done for the best of motives, no doubt, as an aid to the reader -- of Lord Jesus into the dying speech of Stephen turns a Jew into a Christian. It is clear from the text that Stephen was a Jew that addressed all religious questions, including the life and ministry of Jesus, from an Old Testament point of view. From Stephen's point of view, at his trial he was the same as Jeremiah being put in prison.
Stephen sympathized with the religious rebels. He knew that God was at work. Stephen was on Jesus's side – he knew that a holy voice had been unjustly and prematurely silenced -- without feeling any call to alter his Old Testament outlook.
Stephen said as he awaited death by stoning, "'Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of Man standing on the right hand of God.'" This language does not refer to Jesus. Stephen is describing his vision of his coming reception in heaven as death is about to come upon him. Stephen speaks here (as at his trial) with both directness and disguise. He makes nothing clear while letting the cat fully out of the bag.
To say nothing in particular while disclosing his special secret and advancing his special claim is the particular art of the Son of Man.
It makes no sense that plain-spoken Stephen would have entirely refrained from mentioning Jesus while on trial for his life on a charge of blasphemy if he believed that Jesus was the Truth and the Light. Stephen gave his defense over to a prolonged accusation of his accusers in the classic and typical manner of an Old Testament prophet. He attacked them again and again for being bad Jews just like their ancestors whose sins are told in the Bible.
At his trial Stephen brought out the weapons of Jewish prophecy. He became the accuser of his people in the Name of his God. Stephen stood perfectly alone – no one had any idea what his life was about -- in a confrontation with evil and ignorance as his fathers had done before him. He is buried with the Christians. He is accounted a Christian by both Jews and Christians when he was the greatest Jew of his age.
Paul delivered a Christian interpretation of the crucifixion and resurrection. By the blood sacrifice of the innocent Lamb, the sins of the world are washed away. This is outstanding Christian theology. In Old Testament Jewish circles, such talk is thrown out of court. Human sacrifice is pagan and abhorrent. It is not a Jewish practice. God does not rule by ordering or honoring human sacrifice. God does not wash away sins in the blood of the innocent. It is not His style. He swore it to Abraham when He spared the life of Isaac.

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Justification of the Holocaust

June 25, 2015 – Jews regard anti-Semitism as unjust. God seems not to be on the job. In Diaspora Jewish eyes, anti-Semitism is the product of human ignorance and irrationality. It is blind hatred to be condemned by good people of all faiths.
Jews formally view God as controlling every jot and syllable of human history. In reality, opinions differ. The Christian and Moslem belief that God is responsible for anti-Semitism; that He is thus punishing the Jews – as He must be according to the theology of the Old Testament – is fully unacceptable to Diaspora Jews, who have practically thrown off belief in God's omnipotent rule. They know with utter certainty that no divine sense can possibly be made of Israel's calamities.
If God is omnipotent and just, Jews must be responsible for their own suffering. They are. They receive a fitting punishment. How did Jews elicit divine wrath? How did they set in motion a long and terrible sequence of punitive, painful historical events? They executed a messiah who is not Jesus.
There is only one way to make theologically impeccable sense of the Diaspora and the Holocaust. There must have been a person walking the Earth in those days that saw himself and not Jesus as Israel's messiah. This hidden messiah accepted Jesus as a true messenger of God. He admired Jesus immensely even if he was also puzzled by him. His view was that Jesus was a true messenger of greater tidings to come.
Yet Jesus was proclaimed the messiah by his followers. Stephen had only begun the work of Redemption when his career was cut short by his fellow Jews. Stephen did his work properly. His was a tragically abbreviated mission. Israel's martyred messiah is not that other very great man whose brightness holds all eyes.
The Jews of Israel were slaughtered in great numbers by Roman legions a bare thirty five years after the crucifixion of Jesus. Jerusalem was razed to the ground. The Second Temple, symbol of the Covenant between Israel and God, was totally destroyed. Symbolically God renounced the Covenant. It must have been God's view – by the law of the talon -- that the Covenant had first been renounced by the Children of Israel.
The Jewish settlement in Israel departed for foreign destinations. Israel was largely emptied of Jews. The Jews of Israel went into a Great Exile that lasted nineteen hundred years. Such dire punishment is only due to open rebels against God. What Jews suffered is nicely fit for murderers of their promised messiah who refuse to acknowledge their crime and never apologize for it.
From the severity of the punishment, the severity of the crime may be known; according to the law of the talon. It had come to open spiritual warfare, we must be clear about this, before God had the right to expel Jews from the Land of Israel in this brutal, persecutory fashion.
Nobody, not Jews or Christians, caught the significance of the trial. They all passed over the importance of the victim. God looked directly on the enormity of the sin. As I now reconstruct Israel's terrible offense, Israel's stupid and vicious criminality comes fully to light. They were a senseless mob.
With our discovery of an unknown, murdered messiah that is not Jesus, mankind together with the Jews takes possession of a fully satisfactory theological explanation of the Holocaust that nicely confirms God's ancient claims of total mastery over our human destinies.
Jews are unaware of having rendered God a massive insult almost two thousand years ago. They have not apologized. Yet they demand God's love. They dismiss as meaningless repeated signs of divine anger and disapproval.
Diaspora Jews threw off God's authority entirely without noticing it. Rabbinical (Talmudic) Judaism is an undertaking of the human intellect performed at an extraordinarily low level. They worked in committees where everyone praised everyone else as a genius of Biblical wisdom. In fact, they came up with a list of things to do and not to do. A grammar school child should do better. It is obvious from Abraham's near sacrifice of Isaac that the Law of God is a great spiritual mystery.
Diaspora Jews lost sight of God. They cannot hear His explanations, and they have long since concluded that their ears work just fine. They are off on a permanent journey to theological and moral La-la land. They are sure of only a few things: the greatness of Jewish intelligence, the wonders of Jewish scholarship, and the importance to God of separating milk from meat.
The destruction of the Second Temple symbolizes an open break in relations between Israel and God. There now prevails a state of relations that the rabbis call hester panim. God hides His face from the Jewish people. He no longer talks to them. He no longer sends prophets. He no longer offers explanations. Communication broke off entirely between God and the Jews with the Destruction of the Second Temple.
They are unaware of their loss of sight. God is plainly to be seen in the sufferings of the Diaspora. His hand was almost constantly in sight. The Jews systematically failed to see Him. They have other ideas of religion. They are focused on the senselessness of God's rule and the evil of anti-Semitism.
God stands behind all the punishments of the Diaspora. His harshness shouts a message that people are ideologically unprepared to hear. They don't get it. Of all those potential parents murdered in the Holocaust, not one would have produced a child with a proper idea of the Jewish religion.
Diaspora Jews are victimized repeatedly by circumstances that they created in a Jewish religious court of 35 AD whose verdict was driven by a wave of anti-Christian feeling.
Jesus was executed under Roman authority. Roman punitive actions were instigated by religious Jews attempting subtly and by subterfuge to get rid of (at Roman hands) a religious blasphemer of great brilliance.
Responsibility for the death of Jesus is shared by Jews and Romans. Jews have a solid theological case for executing Jesus. Indeed, Jesus played them like puppets. He goaded them into their improper haste. Jesus by his testimony invited his own execution. Jesus is more responsible for his martyrdom than the Sanhedrin or the Romans or the Jewish people.
Jesus went to Jerusalem in order to bring a death sentence on himself. Such was his plan shared with his apostles. He visualized in advance the great faith in God that must grow out of the testimony of his crucifixion and resurrection.
Another is the messiah. Another is the Son of Man. For his death, Jews are entirely guilty. The Christian Church is under the rule of a Son of Man, a great angel of earthly origin, who is a contemporary of Jesus and who was executed by Jews without any Roman involvement.

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The Daystar (Lucifer) Is Jesus

June 18, 2015 – When Jesus was twelve years old, as told in Luke 2:41-52, he engaged in theological discussions with the rabbis of Jerusalem – the best theological minds – "and all that heard him were astonished at his understanding." His parents chided him for wandering off. Young Jesus stood his ground, rebuking them for not realizing that "I must be about my Father's business." What could be clearer? As a boy Jesus knew from his mother that he was Israel's messiah and God's Son. He was brilliant. He started preparing himself at an early age.
Jesus studied the Scriptures carefully and thoughtfully. He considered questions of interest to rabbis. Naturally Jesus focused on allusions to the messiah. He used prophecy to direct his efforts to make himself ready. The boy talked to God in the silence of his mind. In the privacy of an anonymous life, he practiced producing miracles.
The messiah's career ends Israel's oppression by foreign peoples. He fills the world with the light (knowledge) of God. He shines a light as bright as the Sun. The light kills and blinds. The soldiers of an invading army are blinded by the light.
Liberation and Light are his two great missions.
Lucifer is a name taken from the Greek Phosphoros, meaning light-bearer. Lucifer (like Jesus) is the bearer of an especially bright light. The Greeks represented Lucifer as a man bearing a torch. His is the name they gave to the brightly shining morning star, or daystar, our planet Venus at dawn.
The exceptional height and brightness and sudden fall and disappearance of the daystar with the dawning of a new day symbolized for Isaiah the sudden downfall of an evil political star, the King of Babylon. The evil pretender will fall when Israel is redeemed from captivity; when the messiah comes.
"For God will yet choose Israel, and set them in their own land; and the stranger shall join himself with them, and they shall cleave to the house of Jacob" Isaiah 14: 1. At this time the wicked King of Babylon will fall from great heights. The fall of the daystar is linked (in Isaiah 14) to the coming of the morning sun: the messiah.
The portrait of the high, proud ruler destined for a fall is borrowed from Isaiah 14 by Daniel and Paul. A prophecy of Isaiah against the complacent King of Babylon to come true with Israel's full and final Redemption, with new Biblical prophecy turns into the doomed man of evil, the anti-Christ.
The King of Babylon, the daystar of Isaiah 14, is high and mighty. Kings serve him; the whole world looks up to him, but he is destined to fall suddenly and dramatically when Israel is redeemed. The King of Babylon is the original model of the man of evil whose coming is confidently expected by Paul in the persona of the anti-Christ, the man of sin.
Daniel 4 speaks of a tree that reaches to heaven, whose fruit is abundant. The whole Earth feeds from its goodness. That tree is suddenly cut down. That tree, says Daniel, is Nebuchadnezzar , whose forces, in destroying the First Temple, showed no fear of God. Nebuchadnezzar (Daniel writes) had yet to learn the lesson that God raises up whom He chooses and brings down the mighty that proud men might learn that God alone rules the universe.
The man of sin is called by St. Paul, "the son of perdition." He is the anti-Christ. He is the one that Christ will overthrow with the Second Coming. The man of sin is central to the "mystery of iniquity" that according to Paul was at work undetected even as he spoke. This mystery, said Paul, will not be solved until Christ comes again.
"Let no man deceive you," writes Paul in Second Thessalonians II: 2, "for that Day (the Second Coming) will not come except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition."
There will be a falling away from faith. Christians in large numbers will lose belief in God; and then the man of sin will be revealed. The surprising revelation of the identity of the hidden man of sin solves the Mystery of Iniquity. The man of sin is responsible for the Iniquity that remains hidden from Paul. Redemption brings his fall from greatness and grace with the surprising -- it is a mystery -- disclosure of his name and his crime.
Paul makes the appearance of the anti-Christ a condition for the Second Coming of Christ. There won't be one without the other, says Paul; any more than our sun will rise without obliterating the morning star.
The anti-Christ is a face of Lucifer, the morning star. The morning star shines high and brightly in heaven until it suddenly falls and disappears with the coming of dawn and the Sun. The sudden eclipse of the morning star is part of the process of sunrise. It is no less an organic part of the process of Redemption. God crushes Lucifer in the Final End.
Lucifer is the anti-Christ. He is the morning star. Jesus is the lone bright star of the Age of the Gentiles that shines high in heaven whose light is put out by the light of Redemption.
According to Paul in Second Thessalonians II, the anti-Christ "exalts himself above all that is called God ... so that he as God sits in the Temple of God, showing himself that he is God." This imagery is drawn from Isaiah 14: 12-14.
To continue with the language of Paul: "For the mystery of iniquity doth already work; only He who now letteth will let until he be taken out of the way. And then shall the Wicked One be revealed whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of His mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of His coming. Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan, with all power and signs and lying wonders." II Thessalonians 2: 7-9
The mystery of iniquity "that doth already work" is the sanctification of human sacrifice by faithful and good Christians. The mysterious performer of iniquity is impulsive Jesus of Nazareth. By his rashness in the context of exceptional intimacy with God, Jesus became the mysterious man of sin.
The man of sin is Satan. The man of sin is Lucifer. He is like the daystar. His identity is revealed in the end of days as he falls suddenly from the high heavens to the bottomless pit.
What bad act might already have been performed in the unfolding story of Christianity before Paul wrote his Epistle? The Crucifixion of Jesus is human sacrifice, and it is sinful in the eyes of God.
So falls the King of Babylon. So falls Lucifer in all his glory. So falls the wicked oppressor of Israel. Thus Satan is finally crushed by God. So falls Jesus to the bottomless pit.
"How art thou fallen from heaven, O day-star, son of the morning! How art thou cut down to the ground that didst cast lots over the nations! And thou saidst in thy heart, 'I will ascend to heaven; above the stars of God will I exalt my throne... I will be like the Most High.' Yet thou shalt be brought down to the nether world, to the uttermost parts of the pit." Isaiah 14:12-15
It is his fate. He is not messiah until he has exposed the man of sin whose weak light is confused with sunlight.
God does not tolerate human sacrifice. He does not approve of its sanctification in the image of Jesus on the Cross.
Jesus considered his course in the Garden of Gethsemane shortly before officers came to arrest him. Three times he had declared to his apostles his coming death and Resurrection. He had presided over a Ritual Passover Meal (Seder) where he instructed his followers to eat his body and blood ritually as bread and wine in remembrance of his human Passover sacrifice. He was in his own eyes the innocent lamb.
The sanctification of the ritualized ingestion of a man's body and blood in a religion that condemns cannibalism is extraordinary. Jewish prophets speak for a religion in which God is alone in heaven and on the altar of God.
A presumptuous man let his personal greatness and the greatness of the moment go to his head. Jesus was in too much of a hurry to finish his job. He was too deeply committed to people and promises he had made to turn back when God told him to turn back. Jesus decided despite last minute doubts to push ahead in his present course. He knew – he figured it out -- that, God willing, his plan would work.
Those last minute doubts were spoken commands by the indwelling voice of God. Jesus must at the last minute turn around. He was called to bring a new written law, the work of many years. The messiah (like Moses) needs years of quiet living to produce a worthy written law.
In the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus encountered terror of death. By that terror he was invited to appreciate that he was not a god. Jesus let the insight slip as he went ahead with his plan. The inner voice told him to nurture his simple humanity; to make failure the foundation of a new approach to his mission.
Jesus planned properly. His figuring was correct. God gave Jesus help through the ordeal of the crucifixion and Resurrection. Doubt (distance) entered into relations between Jesus and God for the first time on the cross. Jesus felt forsaken, yet God was a loyal helper.

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Superstardom Addiction in Jesus

June 11, 2015 – Jesus felt special at an early age. He was a superstar in his own mind for as long as he could remember. His mother informed him first of his high destiny, and later of the miraculous circumstances of his conception. How could he not feel special?
Dreams tend to come true. Fantasies tend to generalize simply, the same as feelings. Fantasies are merely feelings brought together by ideas. Fantasies are pictures and stories of life charged with feelings. Fantasies tend to be self-fulfilling as they spread simply from thought to reality.
Jesus dreamed of saving the world. He dreamed of being a godlike messiah. He became one through his great endowments and much hard work.
Supermen do not last long in the real world. Nakedly beautiful people present an open invitation to group attack. Jesus died young in respect of the world's envy.
A self-taught genius is apt to become emotionally addicted to ideas of his greatness. Young Jesus was thrilled by the greatness of his place.
Emotional perception occurs unconsciously, as does the fantasy life that represents it. Everyone unconsciously feels and knows the hidden and unconscious feelings of the others together with their unexpressed thought patterns. People in general unconsciously detect and utterly refuse to tolerate excessive personal pride.
When an unproven young boy like Jesus feels superior to others; without necessarily thinking about it, people in general demand proofs to justify pride. Without these proofs, they intend to cut him down to size, mostly by inflicting pain. He justifies his unspoken pride by performing miracles. He holds off their malice by doing great deeds.
Jesus the Superstar died a martyr to the unquenchable envy of a collective personality system – a Group Mind -- that likes its victims however it finds them. Jesus is the same as every one of us, superior or not. If he can be attacked, he will be attacked. By flaunting his greatness, Jesus invited attack.
Jesus hid his powers until all at once he let loose, and let the world see how great he was. People were sure to work shrewdly far from public lights to bring about his undoing.
The messiah is not called to die a martyr. Something went wrong when Jesus was killed on the cross. The messiah is a conqueror. He is the rising sun. He conquers the hearts and minds of his fellow Jews despite their utter and total resistance by setting them free of the Oppressor.
A man who will be messiah, says Isaiah 53, will be full of illness and faults and ugliness for years on end. Public shaming makes overweening pride pathetic; something to mock; nothing to get angry about. The poverty and illnesses of the messiah keep him off the community hit list.
Collective ill will toward Jesus – the untoward will to kill him -- despite his miracles (and because of them) made Jesus sense and anticipate years before his crucifixion that he was headed for death. He felt it in his bones. He saw with deeply penetrating psychological vision that their enmity was bottomless. He told it three times to his disciples. He was headed for death. He took control of his death when he went to Jerusalem to confront it head on early in its approach.
He died before they were fully ready to kill him. He was tried before they felt confident enough to punish him openly as a blasphemer in a religious execution by stoning. Even with the evidence of their justice in hand, the Jewish authorities did not feel able to condemn Jesus head on. His boldness found them unready.
They were sure one day soon to kill him; he knew it. The more he produced miracles, the more intense grew their wish to put him out of the picture. Jesus was a deep one. Their deep-seated, hidden feelings were not hidden from him. The words they spoke were otherwise, but in the unconscious depths of psychological wrestling, where Jesus also found God, he saw that he was doomed to die.
In the Garden of Gethsemane, God told Jesus to run. There was a price to be paid to collective ill will. The Group Mind was aroused in its enmity by this naked display of greatness. People in general (whose sentiments are seized upon by malicious leaders) were determined during that Passover Week to take another beautiful victim, even to punish another violator of a collective moral code that refuses to tolerate pride.
Each and all were fixed in a collective determination to put Jesus out of the picture. Even his devoted followers had seen enough of his greatness to last a lifetime. His enemies had put up with the danger he posed for long enough.
Shame performs the necessary excision as well as murder. He is out of the picture when nobody is inclined to take him seriously as a worthy human being. The collective mind accepts shame in place of death as a way of putting a person out of the picture.
Running away is shameful when one is sworn to stay and perform a promised deed. It is laughable when the coward is a big talker and a proud man. It is heartbreaking when he is a beautiful person.
Jesus' higher fate was to live in shame in place of dying on the cross. He heard God's voice; he thought that he knew better than God, the best plan under the circumstances.
Jesus refused to consider living under circumstances that root out every assurance of superiority. Jesus did not want to be someone that others look down on. Jesus was mentally addicted to superstardom. He could not let go of a superstar sequence of fantasies when called on unexpectedly to put everything behind him, and to let that dream go.
Living in shame kills the fantasy of superstardom by forcing the outcast to consider himself as life's victim and not as life's conqueror. The former superstar continues to think of himself as something special as he stresses to himself the enormity of his victimization.
The fantasy of superstardom lingers on in disguised form for as long as it can. Like every fantasy, the fantasy of superstardom wants to live forever. The fantasy has not been finally and fully surrendered until the sufferer learns that what happens to him happens to everybody in one form or another.
When he realizes that what happens to him happens to everybody, the former Superstar in his own imagination finally puts egocentricity out of the picture, which is where it belongs.
We are vastly overwhelmed by a vast universe. We are the playthings of luck and chance and fate. We are in control of nothing, really. We react to pain, and we make the best of it.

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Jesus the Anti-Christ (1)

June 4, 2015 – The highest practice of Judaism – and Christianity and Islam -- is Abraham's slow journey to sacrifice Isaac followed by his deft and swift interpretation of the ram caught in a thicket as an omen to make a change of plans.
Abraham goes up Mount Moriah intent on murder, but not at his own desire. Killing a beloved son is an order. God is pleased by Abraham's obedience. God symbolically promises (through the release of Isaac) never again to require or bless human sacrifice.
Jesus goes in the footsteps of Abraham. He sets out deliberately to sacrifice a human life – his life -- at God's command. (Jesus does nothing without God's approval.) Jesus gives himself up to the Jerusalem authorities; by his testimony before the Sanhedrin Jesus actively invites a death sentence for heresy. Jesus is not afraid of death – he knows that death will not put an end to him – because he has received a divine promise that he will overcome Death.
Jesus invites a human sacrifice. Jesus is the sacrifice. He is the Paschal Lamb. Human sacrifice is a religious practice that is not tolerated in Judaism. Shall God break His vow to Abraham and to all mankind, staining His reputation as a God of truth, because Jesus is a great and good and remarkable man?
Christians are saved by the Blood of the Lamb. By his blood sacrifice, Jesus redeems mankind. His all too human blood is symbolically ingested in the wine of the Christian mass. Something has gotten badly garbled. Christianity is a religion representing Judaism that is entirely incompatible with Judaism.
The Christian teaching that Jesus is both Son of Man and Son of God is Jewish heresy. By definition the Son of Man is perfectly ordinary. By definition the Son of God is very extraordinary. One has no power in himself. The other is a vastly powerful being.
Jesus is either ordinary and is possibly the messiah, or he is an especially wonderful creature ineligible for an office reserved for ordinary men. The only special power of the messiah is the power of God manifested in him.
Jesus is either an ordinary man or a special being. He must not claim to be both Son of Man (the messiah) and Son of God (not the messiah). He cannot be Son of Man if he is Son of God. A Son of God who is Son of Man receives worship in respect of his own person. Men are not allowed to worship men in the Jewish religion.
From childhood Jesus has tried to be both man and god. His unmatched power to perform miracles arises in his childhood preoccupation with how a human might be a god. According to Jewish law, Jesus is guilty of heresy, a crime punishable by stoning. Jesus knows Jewish religious law backwards and forwards. Jesus journeys to Jerusalem knowing that he should be executed for heresy.
Before he is arrested in the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus becomes "exceedingly sorrowful" (Matthew 26). He prays to be spared: "Father, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as Thou wilt." Luke 22 states that an angel comes to strengthen Jesus. Jesus sweats heavily as if drops of blood are falling to the ground. Why this agony? Jesus knew all along that he was headed for death.
The Gospel reports are distorted and incomplete. They did not know what they could not know, so they told the story in a way that made sense to them. Here in this void of clear understanding, the mystery of iniquity enters Christianity. Here evil assumes the guise of good. Here is what really happened: As his terror rose at the prospect of death, Jesus was commanded by an inner voice to turn and run.
God commanded both Abraham and Jesus to sacrifice innocent life. Both complied, Abraham reluctantly, Jesus with real enthusiasm. At the last moment God told them both to stop what they were doing. It is a test of faith, and only a test of faith. God tests the faith of his servants. How is this useful? What is the sense of ordering actions that are not wanted?
Isaac was the son of his father's old age. He was loved to excess. Isaac grew up self-satisfied, dreamy and complacent. The child feared neither his father nor his father's God.
Abraham desperately needed his son to fear God. Heedless Isaac was without fear. Abraham was infuriated; he experienced a (highly repressed and fully unconscious) impulse to kill the rebellious boy. God arises in the unconscious. He is a God of truth. God comes allied with the hidden truth of the soul.
The God of Abraham characteristically commands the performance of forbidden and senseless acts that represent strong unconscious impulses. God unpredictably and suddenly unifies the conscious and unconscious minds of an ordinary man turned prophet who like all men represses troubling and unwanted thoughts. It feels like going crazy. God orders him to act out impulses that are foreign to his conscious mind.
The serious putting into practice of nonsensical commands canceled at the last moment changes outlook and character. God causes psychological healing and character transformation through near encounters with disaster.
From his close encounter with death, Isaac learned fear. God is called the Terror of Isaac. Isaac shook in sandals and bones before Abraham had an unexpected change of heart.
As Jesus stood in the Garden of Gethsemane, he knew that he was on the brink of death. His terror rose. His confidence fled. He had been jaunty (if solemn) during the approach to Jerusalem because he was confident that he would overcome death. God would not fail him. In the Garden, terror struck.
The secret was out for Jesus to see: he was only human. His fear of death was fully human. His dilemma of heresy was resolved. In his own mind for the first time in his life, his path to Redemption was clear.
Jesus now needed time to absorb, digest and think through his lessons. Jesus had seen both his own mortality and the full fallibility of his people. They refused by every imaginable mental device to recognize God's chosen one while they prayed faithfully to God to send the messiah. They were hypocrites to the bone. Heresy was an excuse for killing him.

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Jesus the Anti-Christ (2)

June 4, 2015 – The boy Jesus was exceedingly well-loved. His mother Mary (Miriam) knew in her heart that he was Israel's promised Savior. Jesus gladly accepted his mother's story that she had not known a man at his conception; feeling like the literal Son of God made Jesus feel that he could do the impossible. Such thinking gave him confidence; it fed his youthful vanity.
Jesus was embarked on a monstrously hard human task. He was called to conquer hearts and minds against the will of the people that possess them. Any idea that provides a messiah in training with the energy for work that hope engenders is good for him. It serves his development.
We are only human. The school of hard knocks teaches a person what he needs to know about himself and others. False ideas about himself and God do no harm to a would-be messiah that is willing to learn. Reality will teach him what he needs to know. He will be all right if he is willing to learn.
Jesus decided in the Garden of Gethsemane that he had done enough (apart from a miraculous final act to come) to redeem the Jewish people. In the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus and not God decided to take to the limit his march to suicide. Jesus did not believe that God could or would ever let harm come to him. He had no real fear of God.
Jesus inherited, as it were, terrible life problems that his crucifixion was meant to solve. He had it from his mother that he was the Son of God as well as Son of Man. The God in his head with whom he consulted only issued confirmations. That Jesus is physically God's Son is the powerful secret that Peter divined to make him the rock on which Jesus founds his Church. The evidence for Jesus's belief that he is the Son of God is plain. Jesus refuses to issue a denial when asked by the Sanhedrin if he is the Son of God. His silence is the equivalent of answering, yes.
Next at his trial, Jesus makes immediate reference to the Son of Man rising to the right hand of God. Plainly he foresees his elevation in heaven. His speech links his coming death to his claim to be Son of Man. Jesus sticks the two claims, one human and one divine, right in the snouts of his judges. Jesus facilitates a guilty verdict. On the spot they declare his guilt – he is guilty of blasphemy – and they stop his trial.
Jesus merits death by stoning, and he knew it all along.
Jesus realized that his followers would be appalled by a last minute flight from arrest and execution. They would take his flight for cowardice. They would know him for an empty braggart. They would shun him. Running into the wilderness was sure to destroy his life's work. His brave and strenuous mission to make them understand and the many miracles that he performed would go for nothing with the loss of reputation.
Flight into the wilderness is indeed Jesus's true road to becoming Israel's Redeemer. Abandoned by men, with plenty of time for reflection and analysis, Jesus would have put his messianic case in writing. Jesus surely would have delivered a magnificent written law.
Moses delivered a great written law. The messiah is called to deliver a new written law greater than the Law of Moses.
There was nothing wrong with the behavior of Jesus on his final journey to Jerusalem at the head of his followers. A highly loved boy is slow to accuse his Mother of telling a big lie. Life circumstances placed Jesus in a place of heresy and confusion where he struggled desperately to find his way.
Jesus longed to resolve the dilemma created by his irrevocable claims to be both Son of Man and Son of God. He looked to further and greater miracles as his salvation. Human sacrifice is forbidden in Judaism.
The divine command to die as a sacrifice was – it must have been -- rescinded, but Jesus decided to keep moving ahead. The remarkable Agony of the Garden of Gethsemane reflects first the human terror of death followed by a sudden fear never before known of possible abandonment by God.
Jesus on the Cross accuses God of abandoning him. Jesus rightly senses that he is in a state of sin as he plays the part of a human sacrifice. Sin by this great man that has been accepted by the world as the messiah of the Jews is the Mystery of Iniquity that was too deep for Paul to see through.

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A Quick Science Summary

May 28, 2015 – I wish quickly to summarize the proofs that make the gods actual and factual.
Gods are meta-physical personality systems. We cannot see them or pin them down. The spiritual life of a meta-physical personality system like a sports team is rich and real, yet it escapes all forms of record keeping. The morale of a team varies from week to week. The changing feelings of individuals are mysteriously coordinated to produce sensible shifts in group morale. Yet the team's collective mind cannot ever be demonstrated. It is forever a matter of speculation.
Emotions form a separate universe that is subjectively known and knowable. It is entirely a matter of feelings.
Emotions press to make other emotions more like themselves; this is an accurate restatement of the rule of simple mood generalization. Misery loves company. Emotions are drawn to unite with more of the same. Emotions seek unity.
Like emotions gather together in localized concentrations called mood fields. A mood field is at first like a mob. Component elements that feel the same spontaneously run and act together. Mob members share moods that change radically from moment to moment.
Simple emotional resemblances (produced by simple mood generalization) abound in disorganized mood fields. Mood fields are set apart from other mood fields by internal resemblances. Looking inward to enjoy so many pleasant resemblances, a mood field quickly develops its own special character.
As a mood field looks inward, over time differences develop between previously agreeing parties. Husband and wife at first never quarrel; they agree on all matters. Quarrels soon come.
They learn to agree to be different as they stay together despite their disagreements. They learn to cooperate emotionally despite their differences. The members of a mob are never really perfectly alike. Hidden differences come out in time among men and planets and protons. As the components remain together despite their differences, they integrate their differences into a highly organized, effectively functioning personality system.
Complementary mood generalization becomes the prevalent form of internal mood relations as a mood field endures over time. The elements of a mood field become organized through the coordinated actions of differentiated parts whose coordinated actions make the mood field stronger.
A mob is readily dispersed, but the people of a nation are not easily beaten in war. As the differentiated components of a mood field work together in many varied ways, the mood field becomes resistant to destruction.
A mood field is a localized gathering of similar emotions. A mood field becomes aware of itself as its self-aware elements develop a collective sense of self. Consciousness of the Whole is utterly different from the consciousness of the component parts. It makes up a separate, more comprehensive mental world.
Our human consciousness cannot participate in the consciousness of our component parts. Our liver feels something similar to what is felt by the cells that make up the liver, but what that consciousness is – and it is; it exists; there is no grounds for reasonable doubt – we do not know.
Mood fields are made up of smaller worlds of awareness that all mirror in their way the awareness of the Whole.
The undifferentiated mental condition of the baby (its mind a mob of shared feelings) turns into a sophisticated human being whose feelings are measured and checked. All nations through their history analogously develop a national character through the growing sophistication of social memory. Yet the national character is strictly metaphysical.
Ego is differentiated from id. The two sub-personalities each suffer many further sub-divisions. The elements of the emotional whole learn to work together as they learn to differ among themselves through the course of a lifetime. Internal mental organization increases with time and good health.
The emotional organization of the dark universe mirrors the physical organization of the real universe. The personalities of Earth and Sun differ along emotional lines that parallel lines of physical difference. The Sun has greater force of personality than our beautiful Earth. More complex and larger physical systems command more comprehensive and more sophisticated awareness than simpler and smaller physical systems.
The consciousness of the whole man is greater – more comprehensive and more powerful – than the consciousness of the cells of his body. The consciousness of the cells is greater than the awareness of atoms.
The dark universe is populated by many meta-physical personality systems that see our feelings and wish to understand them. They all try to raise our human awareness closer to the level of the gods.

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A Promise Kept?

May 21, 2015 – The blogs leave no room for doubt: there is a new heaven and a new Earth. Consciousness abounds in all things. Blindness prevails. People refuse to let their intelligence register a radically disturbing fact. Is this a Promise kept?
The planets revolve around the Sun while medieval astronomers insist that the Sun circles the Earth. Our beliefs change what we see; they do not change what is real. Our beliefs change what we think is true. The Truth waits for people to catch up.
(The world is unaware that) Redemption has occurred. Has Redemption occurred? While nothing happens out of the ordinary, a Promised Event has transpired according to the Promise. Mass Recognition is part of true Redemption. Collective awareness shifts with true Redemption.
Redemption comes unexpectedly, and from an unlikely source: a reviled man that is everyone's victim; he bears the sins of us all.
Has God fulfilled His Promise, or has He not? Between the Fact and its recognition, lies the Shadow. An ordinary man is powerless to change what cannot be changed. (Moses and Jesus were both short on patience.)

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May 21, 2015 – Moses delivers the Ten Commandments. Henceforth God's rule is based on justice between man and man, and man and God. God promises perfectly fair dealings as He insists on perfectly fair dealings.
Just dealings give everyone what he justly deserves. Unjust dealings produce unfair outcomes. Injustice – the exploitation of the weak by the powerful -- prevails everywhere among the Children of Adam. Through Moses, God sets Israel apart from other nations as a people of justice.
They make a Golden Calf. Israel is in love with gold. The people are not by faith or understanding what their position requires. Jews of those days are on the right side of the battle lines. They represent God's undertaking to establish the greatness of His Name. The victories of Israel in ancient days are God's victories. Israel's enemies all fight God's battles from the wrong side.
No attribution of moral goodness may properly be inferred from God's choice of Israel as His Holy people. Only satisfactory practitioners of the Faith are assuredly good. The rest are what they are: the same as everybody else. Israel is good in Old Testament days for standing on the right side of the battle lines. No attribution of unusual evil should be inferred from Egypt's and Canaan's bad Biblical names. They are on the wrong side of the battle lines.
The vices and virtues of Israel and the nations mix and match. One is morally like another. They are all Sons of Adam.
God's project of separating Israel from the nations goes astray. Moses cannot reach the people's hearts. Moses of Deuteronomy knows that the Children of Israel will persist in their rebellion until the End. The Mosaic obsession with good and evil cannot repair defects of the heart that Moses recognizes but rarely knows how to address.
Moses goes through the motions of turning Sons of Adam into morally strong and clean characters by choosing the expedient of new laws to correct moral flaws. The people ignore the Law, or they keep it while remaining rebellious at heart.
He could not remain inactive while a witness to their ongoing rebellion. Moses felt an intermittent, pressing urge to correct their hearts by touching legally on points of moral deficiency. He makes a law requiring generous behavior under these or the other conditions when he identifies selfishness as the problem. Moses puts legal obstacles in the way of acquiring undue wealth when the problem is love of wealth.
Moses tries to make Israel good by laying down many laws. In Deuteronomy Moses offers his greatest explanation and formulation of Israel's relation to God in which he makes obedience to the Law a matter of clear self-interest. They will suffer greatly, he tells them, if they persist in their rebellion.
The great Covenant of Blessings and Curses is a Law of Mutual Relations.
There was then an intimacy between Israel and God not ever again present in His relations with other peoples. As people grow closer to God, their behavior is judged more strictly. Without concern or care for God, a person safely blasphemes. Those that come close to God are wiped out for lesser instances of insulting behavior. Standards of judgment are lax at a psychological distance and strict as you come close.
Israel is judged by stricter tests of faith than any other nation or people until this very day. More is demanded of Israel because of the Intimacy of ancient days.
Only in ancient days did God speak in His own Name. People knew God directly through prophecy that differentiated the prophet from the Source. God is heard in His own voice – He is visible in His own Person -- in the Old Testament.
Jesus speaks with the Voice of God to Christians. God is represented almost entirely by His divine Son, Jesus. It is very confusing. Jesus is a divine being, but he gets in the way of direct popular intimacy with God.
Mohammed receives the Koran from the angel, Gabriel. He has visions of this angel as he hears the angel speak. Mohammed himself is not exceptionally intimate with God. Allah is a great, distant figure in Islam. Mohammed is close to the people, but Allah is far away.
Moses quotes the speech of God such that God stands revealed to Israel in His own Person. God induces Terror in those that come close to Him. He puts them on a high standard of behavior. Such is the Ten Commandments.
Moses calls Israel to stand apart from the world in the love of justice. What people anywhere are ever filled with individuals that prefer justice to wealth and high social standing? Israel was not then morally superior to other people, and never could be made so through a multiplication of laws.
The religion that Moses taught to Israel is legalistic. Yet his personal religion was as mad and quirky as the faith of Abraham and Noah.
Moses believes on faith in the coming departure of Israel from Egypt. Moses and Noah believe what they believe despite common sense telling them otherwise. Moses like Abraham knows that blind obedience is the only safe and sane way to respond to this Terrible God.
Moses told himself that he must be mad as the heartland of Egypt drew near. Abraham passed through a similar, more severe walking and waking nightmare as he slowly ascended with a knife in his sheath.
Moses turned a mystery religion of no ceremonies into a national faith with national holidays. He produced the Ten Commandments and the Covenant of Blessings and Curses after he delivers Israel from Egypt. Moses did brilliant work because circumstances goaded him to do better than his best work. His best was never good enough.
We learn from his own words that his behavior as leader and prophet was not free of flaws. Moses is forbidden from entering the Promised Land because he beats a stone to draw forth water instead of talking to it, as God commands. The highest genius of Moses as author is the symbolically charged narrative telling of his failure.
Moses was impatient. He beat the rock to get an immediate result. He sought quick cures to troubling spiritual problems by enacting new laws to make people perfect.
A prophet in the line of Moses is called to present humanly persuasive descriptions of prevailing deficiencies of faith. A prophet is a hunter that stalks the errors of the nation. To paraphrase what Paul the Apostle profoundly observed, the legal attempt to suppress unwanted behavior generates the behavior that it means to suppress.
New laws were necessary to the work that Moses was called to do. A personal faith does not become a national religion without the enactment of new laws. Moses did too much of a good thing.

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Fingerprint of these Blogs

May 14, 2015 – The Home Page makes the improbable claim that Redemption has already been accomplished by the writer. What is the undeniable accomplishment?
Three great monotheist religions have been unified by rationally compelling speech. Redemption comes with facing facts.
The sudden unification of Judaism, Christianity and Islam through a new revelation of God – entirely rational and quite systematic – is Redemption. The other remarkable features of Redemption, like World Peace, are secondary.
In these blogs I extend already settled conclusions that cast mankind in a new and much larger frame of reality.
Accurate literary criticism of the Bible begins in the appreciation that Genesis and the next four books of Moses are by different authors addressing different problems of different eras. The grouping of these five books together is an act of obfuscation undoubtedly first performed by Moses, whose purpose was to legitimize his new work by joining it organically to canonized work. The author of Genesis is not given in the work of his hand. He was a great genius.
The careers of Moses, Jesus and Mohammed fit the Genesis pattern of Judaism. Three religions bear the Fingerprint of One God.

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Lawful Religion

May 14, 2015 – The religion taught by the unknown author of the great Book of Genesis is blind, absolute faith in a terrifying God. The spirit of God comes over Abraham, causing Abraham to live in the spirit of God. The religion of Genesis is as lawless as spirit itself. It is faith for fanatics.
The next four books of the Torah starting with Exodus, the work of Moses, offer religion for the masses. They present rules, laws and lessons suitable for codification and popular instruction. They turn the religion of inspired individuals into a national religion. Moses imposed laws of religion in order to turn Israel into a righteous people and a warrior nation.
The Book of Genesis blesses acts of crime, cowardice, and chicanery. Its theology is anarchic; it is history told as poetry. The next four books of the so-called Five Books of Moses are filled with laws. Moses turns the quixotic, lawless inspirations of faith-obsessed men into a system of behavior and belief.
Moses created a system of laws placing a legal obligation on Israel to live in the spirit of God. Moses represented the Spirit of God by a body of law that is inspired by an obsession with justice.
Spirit cannot be legislated.
Nobody understands the justice of the relations between Jacob and Esau, but Moses understands the justice of Israel's struggles with Egypt and Canaan. Moses knew, so he claimed – he had it from God – that there is only one spiritually right way to handle cases of leprosy. There is a God given way to treat the ownership of slaves.
Every moment is new and every case is different. Spirit is lawless. Spirit breaks rules. Spirit goes where the spirit bids.
The Spirit of God – the religion of Genesis – is neither predictable nor regular. It does not repeat itself when it repeats itself. It always moves along original lines. The Spirit of God only recognizes specific cases. It has no interest in general rules. The spirit of God is as quirky as the lives of the patriarchs.
Moses knows right from wrong. He bristles with moral indignation. Moses disapproves of Pharaoh in particular and Egypt with their idols in general. He disapproves of idol worshipping Canaanites. He disapproves of lawbreakers among the Children of Israel.
The sense of endangerment by evil forces increases energy for the fight. We do not lack for passion when we know for sure that we are the good guys confronted by evil forces. Moses was a great fighter.
It takes an expenditure of emotional energy to sympathize and empathize with enemies; to see them as humans just like ourselves. The urge to win tends to grow less insistent once we see our quarrels from the other guy's point of view.
Blaming the other guy is the way of handling consciousness most conducive to fighting hard to win life's many battles. It takes real thoughtfulness to avoid blaming the enemy. The quick assignment of an evil character to opponents is the way of nations at war. It is the way of Moses. It is not the higher way of Abraham, Jacob and Joseph.
Canaanites are condemned as evil without respect for their personal worth in the Four Books of Moses. They are opponents of Israel's progress. They stand in the way of Israel's occupation of a Land that God has set aside for a demonstration of His greatness. Yet Canaanites were like most people. Most people mean well. They try to live good lives.
Moses inculcated a warrior code in which absolute faith in God makes Israel fearless in battle and scornful of the enemy. Moses is fully prepared to shed the blood of the wicked. He passionately pleads for forgiveness after the Children of Israel make a Golden Calf. Moses identifies with the Children of Israel, but he considers the rest of humanity to make up a great gathering of idol worshippers.
Abraham defends Sodom and Gomorrah from the wrath of God. Abraham identifies with Gentiles. He does not place them in the enemy camp. Abraham's enemy is lack of faith. Abraham strives with himself. Abraham takes it for granted – why should he think otherwise -- that we are all similar human beings.
Moses lives in a universe of extreme moral divisions. God, Israel and Good stand on one side of the battle lines; the Gentiles, idol worshippers and their corrupt ways, make up the enemy formations. The patriarchs are not at war with anyone, least of all, with the forces of evil.
Joseph's main enemies are his own brothers. He refuses to view them as evil; he forgives his enemies. Who knows the boundaries between good and evil in the lives of the patriarchs?
The enemies of Moses within and beyond the ranks of his fellow Jews all receive an evil character from the pen of Moses.
We know who is good and who is evil in the Exodus. Pharaoh is the bad guy. Amalek is pure evil. The Book of Leviticus establishes many, many laws of behavior that separate right from wrong actions. Those that keep the laws are good; the disobedient are wicked. In Deuteronomy, God puts His relationship with Israel on an eternal moral foundation.
The rule is: an eye for an eye. This is the law of karma spoken in rather brutal imagery. God makes it abundantly clear in Deuteronomy that He is capable of mass murder. He promises massive pain in retaliation for massive faithlessness. He swears to make faithless Jews feel pain by bringing a world of troubles on them.
The God of Deuteronomy promises the Children of Israel no rest from His expectation of faithful service. He makes it clear that He will stop at nothing in the way of human suffering to bring Jews to a proper state of faith.
The God of Deuteronomy is a warrior God. Through the mouth of Moses, God begins His campaign of morally justified war to break the hard hearts of the Children of Israel.

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The God of Genesis (2)

May 7, 2015 – In the Garden of Eden God issues a nonsensical command. Adam and Eve are severely punished for disobeying it. The forbidden fruit is good to eat. Deprived of a life of ease; humans are consigned to perpetual hard labor.
A fiercely judgmental God destroys the world in a Flood; He cannot stand the sight of evil. The Children of Noah are hardly better. They are the same old Children of Adam.
The command to Abraham to leave his people and to devote his life to God arises in a dissatisfied Source. As he wanders through Canaan and other lands, Abraham lives in sustained internal relation to a foreign voice in his mind. Abraham treats the voice as sacred.
The voice of the Commander comes intermittently to all prophets of God. The Jewish prophets are largely left alone to live their lives according to their own judgment. Apart from His unpredictable commands, God lets inspired men do what they think is best. He gives His prophets wide latitude in living and teaching. He offers (almost automatic) loving approval of what they do while they are engaged in doing His will.
God's words are His strongest weapons in a War to touch people's hearts. Without prophets, God is disarmed in His dealings with men.
God defends His prophets in the grand manner. He gives blanket approval of their lives and teachings.
Judaism has no inherent need for miracles. Men do miraculous deeds – they save themselves – by thinking and acting boldly along true emotional lines. God extends the lines by way of nonsensical commands.
Abraham is a great soldier of God because He treats the inner communications of God as sacred commands. For Abraham, God is a Commanding Officer whose word is Law.
The relation of soldier to commanding officer (a feared internal voice that issues intermittent comments and commands) is the Judaism of Genesis. The Judaism of Genesis is only about a personal relation to God.
The personal relation to God of Abraham is the core and essence of Judaism. All subsequent revelations, laws and commands, including Christianity and Islam, add up to a series of road signs pointing the way to Abraham's condition of faith.
To Pharaoh of Egypt and again to Abimelech King of Gerar, Abraham offers and delivers Sarah, his wife, for the monarch's enjoyment according to the story that Sarah is his sister. Abraham secures his personal safety and accumulates royal gifts by smoothing the way for his wife's sexual exploitation. Yet he is a prophet of God protected by God.
God does not command this behavior. Abraham makes up his own mind. God does not object.
Human ideas of good and evil tell us nothing of what God asks and expects of His servants. God invariably gets His servants in trouble. He sends His prophets on nonsensical missions that arouse opposition, enemies, envy, hatred and moral condemnation.
God begins issuing commands that do not make good human sense in the Garden of Eden. He prohibits eating fruit that is perfectly good to eat. God commands Noah to build a huge ark on dry land with no water in sight. Noah's obedience is wonderful; building the Ark is an extravagant act of faith that invites universal ridicule.
The prophet is challenged to pay no attention to what people think. He is commanded to obey an inner voice that knows many ways to communicate intelligibly.
Jacob establishes himself as the family bearer of Abraham's faith by sharp dealings. Coercion and theft from a brother, deception of a father, gives religious authority to a young man of poor reputation. Esau has done Jacob no harm. Theft is all right if it serves God's purposes.
Rachel steals household gods (symbolically charged statuettes) from among the spiritual holdings of her father, Laban, to add to the greatness of Jacob's estate. The sons of Jacob slaughter a town because their sister's honor has been compromised by a worthy young man of high place that is eager to marry her and to adopt Jacob's faith. Even the line of the messiah – especially the line of the messiah -- Perets, son of Judah, is spawned by Judah's whoring and incest.
The text of Genesis shows idol worshipping Egyptians as more discerning and fairer in their treatment of Joseph than the envious Sons of Jacob. Joseph's reckless brothers contemplate Joseph's murder before they sell him into slavery. Joseph was vain. Joseph was innocent. To be vain and innocent among brothers like these is to die young.
Exile saved Joseph's life. Exile turned Joseph into a great man. God's progress goes by way of crimes and their punishment no less than by way of righteous men doing righteous deeds.
The history of the Jewish patriarchs is riddled with personal faults, moral flaws, and bad behavior; this is all right with God. They are His soldiers. The Book of Genesis offers no easy moral clarifications or classifications. Mother Sarah acts very badly to send Hagar and her child, Ishmael, into exile.
God will make a great warrior of Ishmael. He will draw many kingdoms from his loins. The harshness of the wilderness will toughen his character. Injustice in Genesis can be more beneficial than justice.
The God of Genesis views human beings as corrupt and morally ruined. God undertakes their Redemption by way of timely interventions in the lives of the patriarchs. God swears that He will make the offspring of Abraham the eternal rulers of the Land of Israel, and He will make Abraham's influence enormous over the whole Earth.

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The God of Genesis (1)

April 30, 2015 – Now these blogs, born in a culture of pure science – simple mood generalization, the real Unreality of feelings, mirroring relations, mood fields, complementary relations, unconscious communication, dark universe -- begin a journey into strictly religious terrain. The systematic psychological approach has not changed as the investigation is extended. Religion is a pure expression of human psychology; the science of feelings is the science of religion.
Scientific certainty comes with the ordered theoretical organization of seemingly unrelated items of knowledge. It is one thing to know as a matter of theory that the Torah, the New Testament and the Koran are the sensible communication of a formidable metaphysical personality system. It is another thing to flesh out the details of the conversation; turning theory's prediction into undeniable fact.
I am on my way to a series of close encounters with Jesus, Moses, and Mohammed. The way to these men is guarded by Abraham. The mind must go Abraham's way to reach a proper understanding of Koran, New Testament and Torah. Once we learn to empathize with Abraham, we will possess the key to how Judaism works in every generation, including the generations of Moses, Jesus and Mohammed.
An Unknown Source disturbs Abraham's routines. Abraham chooses to call that Source, God. He could call it the voice of an indwelling genius. Abraham alone hears the voice; he alone senses God's will. He alone receives the command to leave his family.
Should he dismiss the Voice in respect of the dismissing attitudes of other people? What he experiences, is not real to them. To the extent that Abraham goes where the Voice sends him, to that extent he is failing to live in peace with his neighbors. By obeying the Voice, he makes trouble.
What Abraham knows is not known to others. He is terrified; Abraham is afraid to obey, but he is more afraid not to obey. Abraham greatly fears God. Abraham's religious choices in life are motivated by an extreme fear of God. He is afraid to disobey God. Abraham is greatly afraid of God.
Abraham is put in fear and trembling by the visitation of a Voice, and he is unable to regain his peace. He must either be untrue to his beliefs, a disappointment to himself, even the object of self-loathing; or he must face distrust and resentment that his radically and strangely altered behavior is sure to arouse.
Abraham senses something that others don't. They haven't a clue. Abraham's relations with God are his personal secret. They are his personal burden. Genius is akin to madness. To the extent that we recognize Abraham's genius, we excuse -- look away from – his madness.
Obeying God, Abraham follows purely internal guides to behavior. Obeying God, Abraham insults community standards of right. The peace of the community is disturbed by the mad, even horrible character of God's commands.
The community (a meta-physical personality system altering the feelings of you and me and everyone) demands every person's substantial respect. The community is outraged by behavior that shows pointed disrespect for common sense and common decency.
What do you do, dear reader, when you discern odd urges in the depths of your mind? What happens to your thinking when odd thoughts pop up? You put them out of mind in order to retain normality. We all think strange and unexpected thoughts from time to time. Forbidden impulses pop up unexpectedly just as love comes to everyone.
You, dear reader, have made it a habit to put aberrant thoughts out of your mind as you cling to normal views and attitudes. Therefore no one questions your sanity.
They question a person's sanity when he acts like Abraham, willfully disobeying community standards for no evident profit. A person in his right mind does not gratuitously make a world of trouble for himself. The community is a vast and terrible enemy.
Abraham chose to obey. Abraham chose to treat the still, foreign voice in his head as the speech of a hidden god. The ancient Greeks were fully familiar with man's divine center. A divine wind blew through inspired Greek chests. The Muses stood in the place of man's indwelling genius. The ancient Greeks recognized divine powers in the winds that blow through man's feelings. The ancient Jews were obsessed with internal movements of alien feelings, especially those chosen ones among them known as prophets.
These two great ancient peoples knew that artistic urges and religious urges arise in hidden personal depths occupied, they assumed, by the gods. The Greeks were in awe of man's indwelling genius; they feared the daemon within; they prayed to the Muses. The Hebrew recognized only One God, ruler of odd thoughts together with the heavens and the Earth; not to mention man's fate and human history.
Abraham was capable of conceptualizing an omnipresent, omnipotent, fully unified God. Men and their mental capacities have not changed. In every generation, some people are capable of deeply penetrating and highly learned thought. There are bold thinkers in every generation. The vocabulary of the discourse changes, but human courage and intelligence do not.
Men displayed then in the context of religion (the world of psychology) the extreme rigor of thought that men of modern times display in the scientific description of the material world. Men in every generation know how to distinguish between clear and confused thinking; human lives then were no less in danger than ours are today. Confused thinking ends in death. Men are always on guard to punish it.

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A New Continent

April 22, 2015 - Psychological research based on simple mood generalization concludes that emotions make up a separate universe, vastly greater and more complex than this physical universe, that this physical universe is bound to mirror, but not perfectly. Each universe is partly bound to the other, and partly independent of it. Mirroring universes are each free in their own way to go their own way.
The universe of emotions is a dark universe. I take the unmeasurable yet felt energy of emotions to be what physicists call dark energy. Feelings are real, but not by ordinary tests. In this real universe, dark energy is only felt; we humans can only learn to measure its physical signs. In this universe, emotions can neither be measured directly nor demonstrated as matters of fact. In this universe, emotions are never more or other than feelings.
The dark universe is governed by psychological laws that differ from physical laws. Physical laws are universally true. Universally true psychological laws admit of exceptions that represent other psychological laws that are also universally true.
Emotions behave irrationally to commonsense intelligence and views because they follow different rules from physical objects whose regularity (and irregularity) make perfectly rational (mathematical) sense. Consciousness and emotions are eternally part of the real universe while remaining eternally apart from it.
Our new psychological science acknowledges the reality of the dark universe, which is aware and observant entirely of feelings. There is no escape from acknowledging that our gods are quite real, but not by simple tests of reality. Our gods are metaphysical realities with power to dictate the shape and course of the real world, including our real human fates.
Our gods appear along lines travelled by the human imagination. Gods are made to order by our imaginations.
We cannot second guess the reality of gods made to order by our imaginations. In a real universe, things commonly seem other than what they are. In a real universe, it is vital to distinguish between the seeming of the thing and its reality. In the dark universe, the two are one. In the universe of feelings, the seeming of the thing is its reality.
What the gods really are, no one can say. We must take them on their own terms; we cannot see beneath masks woven out of the human imagination. We cannot know the gods; yet we know that they live by the law of karma.
Human behavior makes considerably more sense than we suppose once the dark universe is calculated in. Human gods are real – if really Unreal -- intelligent and willful: they are great metaphysical personality systems. A great God is a sensible God; what He says and teaches must make sense. That is the conclusion driven by theory.
That people have garbled the sense of the Scriptures can only be demonstrated by making new sense of the Scriptures. Errors of understanding cannot be seen until old views are viewed from the perspective of more correct views.
It is the responsibility of scientists to explain the actual workings of the world along rationally sensible lines. I have made new sense of old religions as a naval explorer draws a map of the coastline of newly discovered territory. The chaos of competing monotheist religious claims is familiar. Resolution of these arguments by way of clear understanding – true clarity – is undiscovered territory on the human cultural map. We do not even know that these lands exist.

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Three Separate Religions

April 22, 2015 – History has witnessed three major revelations of the one God of Israel that have given rise to three great monotheist faiths. Three chapters of a single story are read separately. Three legs of one building of faith stand apart from each other.
Judaism, Christianity and Islam snap together like a large jig saw puzzle of perfect theological congruity. Only one problem prevents the comprehensive design from being revealed. His name is Jesus of Nazareth. His accomplishment is his fame as the Son of God.
That obstacle to clear understanding must be overcome. Neither Judaism nor Islam can swallow this bone. The unification of the three faiths requires the view that Jesus is fully a man and no part of God. The three faiths can be unified only if Jesus is not the Son of God.
Jesus was not properly the Son of Man because he secretly and privately believed that he was the Son of God. Not to be a proper messiah is not to be the messiah at all.
Three separate religions together run a single race. The stories of each religion considered consecutively tell the larger story of God's changing yet constant relationship with men through a single act of progressive revelation. The one bump in the narrative that must be cleared before cars can pass is Jesus, Son of Man and Son of God.
The revelation of the God of the Old Testament presents an extreme case of evolutionary and progressive revelation. Two separate great revelations are lumped together as one in the Five Books of Moses. The mysterious God of Genesis is different from the morally harsh God of the Exodus and the Conquest. Beneath altered appearances He remains the same God. Yet His emotional approach changes greatly from one age to the next.
God continues to change over time. The God of Moses is quite unlike the God of Jeremiah, who said that surrender is the better way. Ecclesiastes and the Book of Esther and the Book of Daniel are inspired religious writings; they are part of the canonized text. The Old Testament is a literary record of many different faces of one God that cannot be known. Revelations come to many heroes of the faith; revelations change emotional character over time.
Jeremiah has everything and nothing in common with Moses. The message is different. Moses advocates a brazen flight from Egypt in contempt of chariots; Moses advocates the brave military invasion of Canaan in contempt of giants. Jeremiah preaches fear of the enemy; he preaches peace and conciliation with the idol worshipping enemy. Yet each man is recognizably a Jewish prophet. Each speaks from an isolated position addressing a whole people in the name of God.
The New Testament revelation is condensed into a short time span. Testimony comes from the life of Christ and the Apostles; the record is limited, but remarkable. There has never been anyone like Jesus of Nazareth. Those who believe in his messianic mission came to look on him as God in the flesh.
Spirit tends to a state of unity. God is one and one only.
Spirit in this universe longs to attain greater unity, just as does matter, as is told by the law of gravity.
God is more intensely one than the stuff that exploded in the Big Bang. Trinity is a mistaken idea. It represents confused understanding of the position of God in the life of Jesus. Judaism and Islam, in contrast, keep clearly in mind and insist strenuously upon the unity of God.
Islam is founded on the divine revelation that came to Mohammed. Although the angel Gabriel gets credit for speaking the Koran to Mohammed the messenger, the message must come directly from God. When seen in the context of progressive revelation, the Koran is shrewd and audacious, comic and sneaky and deadly. Only God could have done this work. This work is beyond the courage of angels.
The Koran offers the most detailed and realistic picture that we possess of a saving revelation that transpired under the recognizable conditions of ordinary life. Mohammed both received a remarkable message and was transformed personally by it such that he had the power to transform the world.
There is power to convince and instruct in each of these three great literary records. The message is incorrectly grasped unless the three revelations are heard consecutively as three attempts to keep a single conversation going.
The three revelations are sequential acts of communication by a single great spiritual being.

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How Miracles Happen

April 16, 2015 – My psychological work has proved the reality of the gods. Gods are real actors in human life. They are active in the dark universe. They employ the power of the dark universe over the real universe to alter the course of real events along the lines of their pleasure.
The dark universe is the dominant universe of the two mirroring universes. Material reality is its illustration. Personalities in the dark universe dominate the appearance and workings of nature; they have power over nature that animal minds do not possess.
Gods bend and twist and suspend Nature in its ordinary workings to make natural (real) events obey their will; gods weave the miraculous changes in the flow of events introduced by their wills into the pattern of real experience such that, despite their incongruity, these odd events fit in.
Men turn to the gods to receive help in making wishes come true. Miracles happen constantly. The arbitrary character of every miracle is no less part of this universe (as it is really constituted) than the regularity of the physical world. The real universe mirrors a dark universe of pure emotional energy. What happens there has no respect for physical boundaries. Dark personalities give Nature help to produce results that gratify their wishes.
We are linked to the dark universe by the rule of like for like; mirroring relations between relating parties follow from the universal operation of the rule of simple mood (and fantasy) generalization. The law of karma is a face of the inherent sense of justice of feelings everywhere.
As they worship their gods, people are on their best behavior. They speak with overflowing praise of the object of worship. They want to make God feel well-disposed toward them. In the act of worship people show God how great is their devotion. Human worshippers intend for their example to spread. They want God to show the same loving care of them that they display toward Him in ceremonies of worship.
Prayer is the attempt through the suggestive power of words and feelings to influence gods. We pray to change the minds of divine beings whose wishes and opinions and judgments rule our lives. We pray to exert power over the real world, even power over our fates. Those who do not pray at all appear to trust entirely in the goodness (or the indifference) of God.
If a person knows that God will be just in all His dealings, and generous with sinful men; why then should he pray? Do I not insult the reliability and quality of God's rule by feeling a need to pray for special help in time of crisis? Won't God, if He is perfectly good, give each person what he needs in normal times and in times of crisis alike?
Men and women have always prayed for divine help until rationalism and humanism set modern society free of the need for prayer by killing the life of heaven in civilized imaginations. People cannot locate centers of emotion that they cannot imagine, and would not wish for. It is for people today as if the gods of ancient days were mere fictions, the product of irrepressible human credulity.
Where men perform miracles (faith healing, for instance), men do what only the gods can do. In their performance of miracles, human beings (and their relics, for that matter) seem to exercise the power of gods. The human exercise of divine power is always an illusion. Gods that go with us perform miracles at our human bidding for which the miracle worker receives at least partial credit. When miracles happen, invisible gods make the miracles happen. Their wanting a miraculous outcome makes all the difference.
Faith is the source of miracles; faith is a form of belief; as a believer (if he is not a charlatan), the faith healer must believe in the possibility or likelihood or certainty of cure before he is able to induce it.
Belief is necessary for miracles because the gods do not like to be toyed with. They see through us. They deliver the real goods when the real emotional goods are turned over to them. They come and go in our lives as they please.
If the miracle worker does not really believe in what he is doing, the gods usually refuse to lift a finger. If a miracle worker is respectful of the gods, gods are sometimes or often happy to do his will.
Jesus of Nazareth knew that miracles would happen at his beckoning. He could almost physically feel God's presence in his life. He trusted God completely. God and Jesus were linked by steely bonds of trust. Because Jesus trusted entirely in God, God entirely trusted the judgment of Jesus. He let Jesus go where they young man's fertile imagination was inclined to jump, for God trusted that the good will of Jesus would bring this project of messianic redemption to a good end, whatever its nature. God gave leadership of the project of Redemption to Jesus. The result is a record of miracles unlike any other performed by a human being.
All miracle workers fear failure. Jesus never feared failure. He was absolutely audacious in the range and boldness of his wishes for God's intervention, and God never failed him.
Men do not make miracles. If we don't get help from the other side, we may pray as we like; we may command unseen powers as audaciously as we please; without ever performing a miracle. The dark personalities perform the miracles.
Personalities from the other side perform all the miracles that human miracle workers perform, and I include in this list of miracle workers given decisive help from the other side, one Jesus of Nazareth. He was not as Christians believe a living god with his own power to make miracles. He was like you and me, a man whose wishes bend no spoons unless dark personality takes up the cause.

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Science and Faith Fully Fused

April 16, 2015 – Religious revelations in three different ages inspired the rise of three competing monotheistic faiths that deliver conflicting views of God. Rather than analyze relations between the Aztec gods and their worshippers, I propose making good human sense of relations between the God of Israel and Jews, Christians and Moslems.
Psychological research and religious research are fused in my usual, tried and true approach to psychological material. I do one and the other investigation without seeing the difference. Scientific research turns religious when the psychological beings under investigation are metaphysical personalities of the dark universe with abundant power to alter the course of natural events. Yet their feelings are what are to be expected of any other person under the same circumstances.
No matter what the substratum of the personality, animal, plant, planet, ghost or god, the law of karma makes sense of emotions, attitudes and responses. Humans are well able to identify with God because they are well able to identify with the Jews, Christians and Moslems to whom God is reacting. Identification is the source of all psychological knowledge. We can understand God even if we can never understand Him.
The historians of my day treat God as an aspect of human imagination. They handle God as a fixed idea of human minds. The idea is a known motivator of strong passions and mass movements. Today's science approaches the phenomenon of religion as a mighty demonstration of the power of faith: human thought. Scientists do not recognize God as an independent force and factor in human life because God belongs to the dark universe and not the real world.
Modern psychologists understand religion as the refuge of those in flight from anxiety and despair. Religious ideas give confidence; they are soothing; they put pain at a distance. Scientists are forbidden (prevented) by their belief in the simple reality of the universe from considering the possibility that meaning is built into the universe. Scientists find no meaning in the universe because they do not look for it there. Meaning, an aspect of feelings, is only found where meaning is sought.
Modern scientists regard meaning as foreign to the universe. They are sure that meaning must be a human invention.
Religion gives expression to man's emotional awareness of the emotional truth of the human condition. Religion is concerned with meaning in a universe seething in meanings, bathed in meanings, fanciful and realistic and wishful meanings; magical meanings and ordinary meanings; personal meanings and conventional meanings. Everything that exists is concerned with the meaning of existence. There is no existence without meaning. The dark universe envelops this real universe, permeating it entirely. Feelings, hence meaning, are part of every imaginable form of existence. You don't get one without the other.
Humans own a long history of abandoned religions. Over the millennia one traditional way of faith after another -- here, there and everywhere -- has been abandoned in favor of new ways of thinking receptive to new religions of foreign origin or recent invention. Karl Marx was insistent to preach with justice that men change their thinking to reflect changed conditions of life.
Religion is forever falling out of fashion. Ancestral ways of thinking and expression tend to have less and less resonance with new people of new times. As time passes, people of ancestral faith look more and more like gullible idiots.
The new heavens and the new Earth are home to gods whose home is their sovereign imagination. Human relations with these gods are ancient and well-documented. They are all subject to massive psychological elucidation as mankind, systematically applying the new psychological science to real cases, begins to understand what really transpires as men and women in every generation seek sincerely to know God and to do His will.

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Managing Consciousness

April 8, 2015 – The dark universe is one of pure emotion; it is entirely conscious; it is nothing but consciousness with feelings. Consciousness is a mysterious part (but not the whole or essence) of this real universe. Consciousness reflects and directs what goes on here (as mind reflects and directs brain function), but it is not the same as our real universe. The real universe operates by scientific laws that do not apply to the dark universe, which is governed by psychological law.
Consciousness is not found where it is not looked for. Consciousness is always found where it is seriously looked for. It follows from this that the gods that men worship are real! The gods that men worship cease to be real (aspects of human experience) when men lose all interest in them.
The gods that men worship are invariably real in two separate senses; along two lines of proof. Planets like Mars and Venus are fully conscious in view of the mirroring relation between the two universes. The personalities associated with planets, rivers and streams that men address as gods are real and independent of human worship. Small and great physical objects mirror small and great personality systems that go with these objects and are real without any worship.
As men worship them, the personalities of the planets feel and know it. Feelings are preferentially aware of and responsive to feelings that are preferentially interested in them. Taking interest in what takes an interest in them, feelings complete a connection; they increase emotional unity.
Worship makes gods real whether or not they already were real without the worship. Feelings are interested in what is interested in them. Centers of emotion feel the appeal of emotions that are directed to other places. Worship of a fully imagined god induces spirit somewhere to operate in that god's name so as not to lose the connection. Completing the connection increases emotional unity.
Men quarry a large bloc of stone, chisel it into a certain shape, and worship it as their god. The sequence of steps makes no sense except in emotional terms. Consciousness enters the stone after it takes shape because men look for such consciousness from their idol.
No consciousness is found in the rough quarried stone because none is sought there. Where worshippers look to discover a meaningful response to prayer, they discover meaning and comfort that seems really – independent of their wishes -- to come from the idol. People don't just imagine the intelligent, knowing response. They experience it. Emotions in this universe respond to every truly felt, sustained appeal.
Emotions are sensitive to emotions in the wider emotional world. They feel some of the many feelings directed their way. They feel some of what is really out there over a vast expanse of emotions external to their awareness.
What is emotionally outside us is mostly what we expect to find out there. Our discoveries come invariably where we are eager to make them. Consciousness is never found where we discount in advance its possibility.
Human beings cannot get through their heads the fact that dogs are no less conscious than they are, and in mostly the same ways, through similar visualizations of the same basic senses, because we refuse to imagine the possibility with real conviction. We want to be the only conscious ones; therefore we feel that way, and all our investigations of the universe confirm us in our suppositions. Humans look for consciousness like their own in planets many light years away while refusing steadfastly to see it on the planet where they happen to live.
Feelings create their meetings with foreign feelings by inviting them before they happen. The invitation is always accepted; with, of course, the usual exceptions.
In emotional matters, the seeming of the sensation is its reality. There are no tests to distinguish emotions that are really true from emotions that are really felt. Feelings are their own ultimate judges. What is really felt is really felt; no test can tell anyone that he does not really feel what he really feels.
When the worshipper feels that the idol has responded, the idol has responded.
In the real life of human beings, many tests exist to distinguish the seeming of things from their reality. Humans live in a real universe. The emotions of humans live in a dark universe where no tests exist to distinguish the seeming of feelings from their reality.
Unchiseled stone will show consciousness like that of the stone idol when men seek consciousness in stones beneath their feet. I do not recommend the mental operation. It has no sane use; the pursuit of consciousness in the stones beneath our feet is sure to make everyone crazy.
The New Heavens and Earth challenge our capacity to keep sane as the sense of what is real is turned on its head.
Men are happy and unhappy through the manner in which they manage consciousness. The proper management of consciousness is our one great challenge.

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April 8, 2015 – The Home Page implicitly makes religious claims for the author that have not received much further attention in these blogs.
These blogs have been concerned with the science of psychology and its implications for our understanding of the universe. A great separate dark universe, and many separate dark universes found there that make it up, look through us physical things to see the emotional energy that our physical existence represents.
It is indeed a new universe, a New Heavens and a New Earth. The scientific work by its very fruitfulness has turned into a work of religious revelation. Proof has been offered (that may not be contradicted) that all human gods are metaphysical personality systems native to the dark universe. From perspectives gained through the scientific analysis of feelings, it is possible to know that the gods that men worship are real, and always have been, and always will be.
Our gods are real to the extent that they are really worshipped; faith is a worshipful mental fixation on a meta-physical personality whose intelligent and appreciative response is firmly expected. Firm faithful expectations supported by fixed ideas that people refuse to surrender call into existence and active relation great Beings whose help men are glad to receive.

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Physics and Feelings

March 31, 2015 – The inclination of feelings to join with other feelings to form larger and more intense (denser) emotional unions pours out the mold from which the law of gravity is cast. The tendency of mass to join with mass to form larger and denser objects mirrors in the behavior of matter an undetectable yet dominant emotional influence. The fundamental laws of physics reflect the influence of an indemonstrable yet really felt (real\Unreal) emotional universe.
The laws of physics represent in the behavior of matter the emotional inclinations of a dark universe to which this real universe stands as a mirror image.
A mirroring relation of different universes accounts for the perfectly regular law of gravity. Feelings require order for their meaningful operation. Order is another word for unity. Individual idiosyncrasy can only exist against a background of environmental order. Feelings unanimously submit to orderly rule to facilitate the meaningful existence of each and all.
In the orbital jumping behavior of electrons whose ways are told by quantum mechanics, small particles regularly move in an unpredictable manner in the individual case. In the ultimate irrationality of their orbital jumping paths and choices, small particles manifest a love of freedom. Small particles act with spirit. They refuse to act with perfect predictability. They refuse to be pinned down; just like sophisticated people.
The properties of emotions and an emotional universe give rise to behavior accounted for by both quantum mechanics and the law of gravity. The perfect regularity of the physical universe and its perfect arbitrariness are both derived from the known character of emotions.
Where particles are detected that are very, very small, scientists lose the ability to account specifically for every movement. The equations that apply to the behavior of small particles offer precise accounts for behavior en masse. The rules of quantum mechanics are better suited to the psychological universe of free will than to the physical universe of precise, specific determinations of movement where will plays no part.
The New Psychology is the science of the dark universe; it is the physics of the dark universe. Psychology admits of exceptional cases. All the general rules admit of exceptions governed by other general rules that make different sense of feelings. Psychology is the imprecise science suited to a mysterious world.
The laws of science take different forms in the real and dark universes. Quantum mechanics with its statistical determinations (where classical science requires precise determinations) marks the transition between two universes.
The dark universe of feelings is an incongruous native of our real world. An emotional experience, an awareness of existence, is associated with our human sense of life in particular and with physical existence in general. All things that exist physically are aware of their existence.
Consciousness associated with matter is organized into numberless rings of alternative realities of different sizes and shapes and orders of complexity with a special form of consciousness peculiar to each and every ring. Each ring of consciousness encompasses a whole universe.
Electrons jump from ring to ring in orbit around nuclei without seeming to move through intermediate space. They move discontinuously. Such is movement of feelings and the placement of experience in the dark universe. By an appropriate act of imagination, feelings jump from one world to another. There is no movement between separate places. Movement occurs by a jump of the imagination. So electrons behave as they circle the nuclei of atoms.
Acts of imagination link the innumerable separate worlds of the dark universe.
The dark universe is ordered into ever enlarging, more and more encompassing layers of awareness that each possesses a particular and unique sense of reality, with experience and outlook.
Consciousness is divided like an onion into the many layers of an endlessly expanding universe. Each layer unfolds a new step in a hierarchy of ever more comprehensive, inclusive and powerful personality systems.
In the dark universe, systems of consciousness stand in mutually influencing and interacting relations with both more complex and simpler systems of consciousness. The whole, however large, is a component part of some larger system of consciousness. The whole, however small, is the outcome and mirror of still smaller component rungs of consciousness that mirror the whole from within.
The whole puts its stamp on the component parts that exist to serve its ends. The whole mirrors the parts, and the parts mirror the whole. The component parts by their behavior determine (dictate) from within the whole experience.
Distances are real in a universe of objects located in space. Distances are not real in a universe where connectedness, in effect proximity, is produced by an act of the imagination.

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Physics and Religion

March 31, 2015 – In the comments that make up this Blog, I have demonstrated as fact, amply supported by theory, the undetected if always suspected existence of a more sophisticated and larger universe whose tendencies and ways are mirrored in the physical universe. The physical universe is the material component of an encompassing world whose nature is spirited, spiritual and animal.
We physical things, including men, including stars and galaxies, are like the cells and organs of the body of the dark universe. We are components of something more encompassing. Our existence is stamped by hidden emotional tendencies. We all reflect in our very existence a stamp of spirit that has been stamped in us by the hidden emotional influences that encompass our existence.
A complex world of emotions imposes its shape and operation on the shape and operation of our physical universe.
Matter and its ways exert decisive influence on emotions and their ways. Our physical existence is meaningful. Our lives are inherently meaningful. The material world is of crucial and perhaps decisive psychological importance to the encompassing dark universe.
How matter behaves when driven by emotions reveals and uncovers emotional secrets that emotions otherwise are unable to learn. Matter has something decisive to say to feelings. The behavior of the material world including the behavior of men exerts important influence on the emotional world that closely witnesses the action.
Feelings on Earth are held in their place by physical factors. Feelings on Earth retain the same focus longer than is conceivable in a universe of pure feelings where changing wishes immediately (if not before) conjure up new encompassing realities with new twists and turns in the action. Emotions that are thoroughly tied down to their time and place (a physical body in space) have an entirely different career from emotions that are imperiously whimsical to change surroundings and context.
It is a valid and justified practice to read signs and omens in eclipses and earthquakes. The movement of matter is inherently meaningful. Matter speaks in psychologically intelligible terms because it exists at the pleasure of a world obsessed by the need for clarity.
The rift between religion and physics has been healed. An expanded universe is the proper study of both scientists and men of faith.

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What Is Gravity?

March 26, 2015 – The infinitely numerous, small bits of sub-atomic particles swirling in space in the form of cosmic dust are slowly brought together by the law of gravity to form molecules, atoms, and other enlarged unions of matter that grow into stars and galaxies and planets.
Einstein explains gravity as the curvature of space. Space is material; space curves under the influence of mass because it is (somehow) material; space (like mass) is moved by gravity. What is gravity? The question fascinated both Newton and Einstein.
What process does the law of gravity mirror in the dark universe, where the urge to union really arises? The law of gravity is the mirror image in a real universe of the universal urge to union of emotions.
Gravity is the physical expression of a universal wish by feelings to join with other feelings in larger unions of feelings. These larger unions of feelings are mirrored in the real universe by the agglutination and chemical bonding of matter to form real stars and galaxies from cosmic dust.
Gravity is the sign in a physical universe of the fixed urge of feelings to consult with and communicate with and influence other feelings.
The imitative relation of the law of gravity to the emotional requirements of an invisible universe establishes the relation and rule between the real and dark universes. We are made in the physical pattern (in mirroring imitation) of dominant impulses arising from another, closely related mental universe.
The consciousness of a man is greater than that of any cell of his body. The consciousness of planet Earth is greater than the consciousness of a grain of sand.
Atoms know what protons don't by virtue of their larger size and organizational complexity. Protons know what atoms don't by virtue of their smaller size and organizational simplicity. Attending consciousness changes from one idea of the universe to a different experience of existence, one ring of consciousness giving way to another, as differences grow pronounced between things of different physical size and structure. As the things of one universe grow in size and complexity, so does the business of the other.
In the dark universe, they live in many different worlds. Communication between these worlds depends on imagination and desire. There they travel where they seriously intend to go. Distance is nothing in the dark universe. In a real universe, wishes are impinged upon by real circumstances. In the dark universe, wishes create circumstances.
In a universe of real distances and real circumstances, we feel what our lives make us feel. Our feet are bound to the earth. Experience in that other world is free of any and every real framework. Here experience is tied to the framework.
Unspeakable numbers of dark universes mix and meet and mingle and match here in this real universe.
Consciousness of varying imaginations, their inner worlds utterly at variance, their experience utterly cut off from one other – a man knowing nothing of atoms, atoms knowing nothing of men -- are bound together by a physical universe to live their lives in common.

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The God of Aristotle

March 26, 2015 – Thinking is the consequence of a drive (an urge and a feeling) to discern better a source and cause of disturbance. Thinking is child to the wish to fix something that is not completely right. Thinking comes to solve problems. Reasoning is the adaptation of mental feelings to a strict problem solving mode; distracting strong emotions are excluded from the delicate mental work of discerning true from false.
Spirit is another word for feelings; spirit in this universe is spirited. The feelings of the players are the spirit of the team. Spirit is emotionally charged. Spirit is thoughtful; spirit is passionate, arbitrary and irrational.
The concept of perfectly rational Spirit that is perfectly devoid of emotions is mistaken. Without desire, there is no point to thinking.
A student that does not want to learn learns nothing. The same is true of a community, which is a group personality system. When people are devoted to their current opinions, when they are satisfied with the present state of their knowledge, in sum, when they insist to continue thinking as they already think; when ignorance is bliss (of pleasant, self-justifying thoughts), prejudice reigns supreme.
The purely self-contained God of Aristotle is the fanciful product of human imagination in flight from confusion inspired by Homeric tales of irrational gods. A mind in search of order came up with the idea of a God without passion. The order he came up with is foreign to this universe.
The God of Aristotle is entirely self-absorbed. According to Aristotle, men are drawn to a God that cares nothing for men. Such a relationship violates the law of karma. People care for those that might or do care for them.
Men and women are sometimes drawn into love relations with beautiful counterparts who seem to care nothing for them. One side loves; the other side is loved. Love relations are complementary. The two sides fit together to make a couple, but their attitudes are worlds apart.
Lovers give their love hoping to receive love in return. Love is not to be sought from a perfectly self-absorbed god. Feelings are not fools. Fools go where they are not wanted.
The God of Aristotle is a perfect narcissist. Perfect narcissism is nonsense where the law of karma rules spiritual life. To care for nothing apart from the self is to invite the entire world inside and out to care only for itself; to care nothing for the selfish one. Perfect narcissism is the enemy of communication. Communication (movement) is the life of feelings.
Perfect narcissism is the perfect courtship of Death. It leads to death, no matter how big you are.
Aristotle's idea of God is nonsense.
Gods are passionate characters with likes and dislikes. The traditional gods of the Greeks are all passionate characters. Something is very right here.
From man's animal urge to live long and well – the hatred of death is a strong emotion, indeed – human reason is born.

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Puzzling Mental Paralysis

March 19, 2015 – In writing this Blog, I am planting in the public record revolutionary new scientific knowledge.
I have been offering to the public for thirty five years elements of new and true, scientifically compelling understanding of emotions without encountering a single enlightened response! Intelligence is the plaything of collective personality. Where the collective personality insists on obtuseness, non-comprehension is the unanimous rule.
The documented, sustained non-comprehension of my work – the collective slowness of mind -- of this generation admits of no doubt. The inference to be drawn, that people are sometimes genuinely stupid all at once, is incorrect. Non-comprehension is an act of collective will.
When people together show blind spots in certain areas, their non-comprehension is a reasoned strategy of a collective personality that I refer to as the Group Mind.
Stupidity is a reasonable and effective strategy of human relations. Insensitivity comes in the service of collective rejection. By garbling the real human arguments and justifications of supposed enemies by way of a prior conviction that they are evil and not worth listening to, we weaken unwanted influence over our lives.
Individual lives that knock up against a collective wall of rejection suffer the fate of all emotions permanently denied the chance to spread simply. A person that exerts absolutely no influence in life must suffer from depression, desperation, despair and insanity. Stagnation is indefinite imprisonment beginning in discouragement and ending in the death of emotions and the lives that represent them.
We silence the voice of feared antagonists by seeing them as evil. We punish individuals socially through sustained acts of misconception which are nothing other than collective rejection where together we see them in a negative light.
Individuals are misunderstood in every generation. After the death of certain of us, estimations radically change as real understanding enters the picture for the very first time.
Willful ignorance is a strategy of personality to negate unwanted sources of influence. By a collective failure of recognition, an unwanted focus of attention withers and dies due to its failure to spread from the source. Feelings live by circulation. Therefore individuals in isolation are in pain. Feelings live by movement.
Sustained, unanimous non-comprehension of work whose principles are easily comprehended by future generations of men presents a problem for psychological understanding. Present explanations are inadequate; to say that a person came before his time is to speak nonsensically. Nothing comes before its time. Blank looks here, there and everywhere are not due to lack of intelligence. The non-comprehension is under collective control. Day after day I see many dull minds operate as one sharp mind that keeps a sharp eye on potential enemies.
We live in an age of high intelligence. The puzzling mental paralysis of a whole educated community is best explained by the assumption that a collective block on thinking is ordered by a Group Mind whose attitudes toward me and everyone else are personal, purposeful and deliberate. They don't want to understand. They put up a wall of non-comprehension as a community.
The collective mind is organized like our individual minds. It is rational and irrational at once. Who can blame the determined refusal of men to acknowledge the validity of work that throws human pride into the garbage? Proud states of mind, no less than proud animals, fight to go on living.

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Dark Universe

March 19, 2015 – The flow of emotions between relating parties is reciprocal. As the feelings and views of each tend to spread simply to the other – the basic rule of psychology – emotions move in both directions simultaneously. Emotional messages go back and forth to elicit agreements and disagreements.
Emotions move in both directions simultaneously to link the parties in the enclosed space of a comprehensive mood field. The space through which emotions move to link relating parties contains the mood field of a group of two. Over time the mood field takes on personality as it develops a will of its own.
Each person in a relationship impresses his personality on the other as he is subjected to analogous influence. As they relate, each impresses himself on the other; each is made to participate in another's emotional life. The dominant side exerts the greater influence, or so it seems. The dominated side is mostly subjected to influence. When the king tells a joke, everyone laughs.
As they relate, they share outlooks in common. They grow similar in outlook. As they relate, they also develop complementary personality contrasts that fit together like a hand in a glove to make stable relationship unions.
Animals are one in their shared fate to perceive and to live in a real universe. Emotions and consciousness are not confined to animals. What sets the animals apart is their business with a real universe. Plants are not animals. Plants perceive the dark universe; they are sensitive only to emotions; they are unaware of the reality of their lives. Where plants perceive and react to stimuli, only emotions are real.
Emotional energy goes everywhere that physical reality is encountered. Suns and moons and Earth and water are conscious of their existence and appreciate its specific qualities no less than plants and animals. Non-living things are all ignorant of physical reality. Their existence is a sensual and emotional (moral and symbolic) tale, merely.
Everything that physically exists generates a mood field. The mood field is filled with indemonstrable, really unreal emotional energies flowing through and encompassing the physical universe.
Physical reality generates a mood field that in its turn orders the behavior of physical reality. Each influences the other reciprocally, but differently. Relations between relating parties including physical reality and accompanying emotional responses go two ways. The brain gives rise to the Mind; the Mind tells the neurons of the brain when to discharge. Like all relating parties, Mind and Matter are engaged in both mirroring and complementary relations.

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The Battle of Armageddon

March 12, 2015 - The four named rivers that come together to mark the location of the Garden of Eden do not signify a real place. The alert reader of the Book of Genesis rightly infers from this oddity that the Garden of Eden is a figurative and not a literal location. The Garden of Eden is the setting of a parable; it is not part of a geography lesson.
Like the Fall of Adam and Eve in the Garden, the Battle of Armageddon is the literary visualization of psychological events. There is no connection between literal slaughter and making peace on Earth. Untroubled happiness cannot be founded on mounds of corpses. Literal destruction on a vast scale leads to chaos. The happy end, a redeemed human race, requires that the mass destruction of Armageddon be a cultural event of vast powerful emotional impact.
Beliefs held proudly for millennia are smashed. Pride is everywhere grievously wounded. The wound to human pride is the fatal wound of the Final Day.

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Body Consciousness

March 12, 2015 - Is a rabbit conscious of sunshine? Does the fox enjoy the taste of rabbit flesh? Is a dolphin aware of the strangeness of human behavior?
Does a lion know the pain of its injuries? Does a deer forcefully strain muscles because it knows the fear of flight? Is the amoeba happy as it engulfs a bit of nourishment? Is only man conscious of his human sensations? Are the other animals merely pretending to have feelings by their squeals and roars?
Modern science cannot confirm our emotional impression that apes are conscious. Apes are obviously conscious, as are dogs and elephants. Modern scientists cannot speak a word of this. Modern science does not acknowledge consciousness (as full and as precious as our own) outside the human condition. Where consciousness is found (other than in human beings) is a question beyond the scope of modern science, which is baffled by the relation of consciousness to reality.
Consciousness is present from the Creation. The stones under our feet are conscious of their existence and condition in a way that we cannot imagine. In their various, very strange (to us) ways, the mood fields that personify the sun and moon and sea and air practice the law of karma. Only the animals of Earth especially human beings dare to disregard even for a moment the law of karma.
The behavior of small particles travelling at high speeds is scientifically explained by quantum theory employing the mathematics of statistics and probability. The same is true of human purchase choices. Like the behavior of small particles travelling at high speeds, what people buy at the shopping center can only be predicted statistically; the individual purchase decision like an electron's sudden change of orbits is ultimately mysterious, for it obeys no precise laws.
Activity that we cannot precisely account for is a manifestation of will, or arbitrary choice. Will is inherently beyond explanations. The jumps of electrons between orbits around atoms follow quantum laws of probability (so displeasing to Einstein) and not precisely determinative laws because electrons are willful just like human beings.
Precise obedience to law for the sake of maintaining law and order is also the propensity of feelings in the universe. Will or arbitrary choice can only be exercised effectively against a background of complete regularity. Thus individuals cannot function effectively without social stability. Will that cherishes its freedom first secures law and order before it attempts to exercise freedom of choice.
The cells of our bodies are aware of their existence. They live resiliently because they take pleasure in their lives. The cells of our bodies operate in a sphere of consciousness that is utterly foreign to the state of mind of you and me.
Electrons are not only negatively charged particles that orbit rapidly around the nuclei of atoms. Electrons are aware of their existence in their own sphere of consciousness. They know what they are, and we know nothing about it. That is just as it ought to be. We know what we are, approximately, and electrons know nothing about us. We pay no attention to the feelings of electrons, and they pay no attention to us organic creatures.
We have no human relation to electrons. We want to know what electrons do, not how they feel. The feelings of electrons do not exist in human awareness because they have no point in human life. Consciousness is discovered everywhere that it is sought, and nowhere that it is not sought.

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Too Hot to Handle

March 3, 2015 – A writer must be his own marketing manager. He must ask himself with the choice of every word how that word will strike the reader. Will the message get across? Is the phraseology clear? Writing is a prolonged exercise in human relations between a real writer and a hypothetical or ideal reader. The writer must carry on winning human relations to get a sympathetic reading.
My work is too hot to handle. The political implications of acknowledging the truth of the science are intolerable. The work is also – perhaps – too heavy to handle. There are too many new and strange ideas to absorb. My interests are essentially theoretical, and people are not greatly interested in theory. It is hard for the reader to get a clear focus on the altered sense of reality that is offered for view.
Men live through culture. Their relation to life is established by culture. A radical change in culture produces a new heaven and a new earth.
My work is confusing. My work is disturbing.
Ignoring my work is the less painful choice. It is the easy and convenient thing to do. Ignoring my work allows a materialist culture to continue on its merry way. We are headed for extinction, and we are moving fast. We must change quickly. More of the same old ignorance is suicide.

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Mood Fields

March 3, 2015 - A field of emotions arises when any two people, X and Y, engage in communication. Circulating feelings unite X and Y across the inter-personal space.
Two relating parties generate an encompassing field of emotional energy. The prevailing emotions of the field instruct relating parties what to feel and how to act.
Two communicating people are joined as two emotional centers that are located within a self-enclosing field of mutual emotional attraction. The internal focus of feelings lays out emotional boundaries around the relationship. Relating parties are distant and separate points within the one common mood field that is generated by relations.
A mood field unlike a field of magnetic attraction cannot be detected by real measuring devices. The energy of emotions travels faster than light; it cannot ordinarily be demonstrated. The field is known by its effects, merely.
When two are engaged in human relations, emotions flow back and forth between them to generate a living, meta-physical field of will with a mind and a will of its own. The two members of the couple engage in relations peculiar to their relationship. With no other people do they relate precisely this way.
The two-person field has a mind and a will of its own to command its two members how to feel and act. We are instructed, advised, and secretly influenced in our human relations by all the meta-physical mood fields of our lives, all of which have minds and a will of their own.
Separate states of mind are made similar by the act of communication. Simple mood generalization makes visible similarity the rule. Complementary mood generalization hides the resemblances beneath visible differences. The elements of any and every mood field communicate either simply or in a complementary manner. Similar elements of mind, made similar by communication, made similar by common membership in a single mood field, manifest visible differences as complementary mood generalization displaces simple mood generalization as the norm.
A mood field where the complementary (integrative) form of simple mood generalization prevails has become a purposeful personality system.
The Group Mind is a personality system with personal likes and dislikes. The Group Mind personally likes and dislikes every one of us for reasons of an emotional character. The personalized attitude of the Group Mind to each and every one of us vastly influences the character and quality of our lives.
A meta-physical personality system incorporating all our minds dictates the deeply unconscious human attitudes of all toward each and all. The meta-physical, governing personality unifies the disagreements and fights among group members; the governing personality does its thinking by setting in motion and observing the conflict of conflicting impulses within a purposeful, unified system. The governing mental system stirs up and observes the conflict of competing impulses to see which is stronger, hence is the better, more realistic choice to make.
A Group Mind integrates the conflicting feelings and motives of individual members to foster a complex yet unified internal drama. The internal drama is the Group Mind's method of visualizing, working through and working out troubling problems.
The Group Mind is stage and spectator to the drama of the personal and social relations of its elements. The Group Mind employs individual conflict and group (social) drama to visualize the power of conflicting urges and to study the truth of conflicting estimates and expectations.
We are united in our differences in the mental superstructure that oversees our lives as members of the same groups. The Group Mind integrates individual enmity, competition, opposition and struggle in order to carry out vital mental experiments. The Group Mind causes people to struggle in opposition one to another in order to do its thinking. Where simple and not complementary mood spread prevails, the Group Mind causes people unthinkingly to think alike.
The Group Mind hates exposure. It demands the invisibility of a god. The Group Mind does not want my discoveries with the views they provide of its existence and operation to become generally known.
Feelings demand their freedom. As individuals, human beings fight incessantly against social rules to the extent that they seem to conflict with the due exercise of individual freedom. The tenacity of animals in attempting to break out of cages is akin to the arbitrary movements of small particles that refuse to be pinned down by human illumination, as we learn from Heisenberg's uncertainty principle.
Nothing in the universe loves to be pinned down. Feelings are everywhere intent on freedom.
All personality systems fear capture. Knowledge and truth are our peculiarly human ways of capturing aspects of the world that we have no control over. We acquire knowledge to increase our power in living. Where men acquire knowledge, they increase their power to control what they now understand. Ideas circumscribe and delineate the phenomena that they explain.
Once the Group Mind is circumscribed by human explanations, it has been captured by knowledge. Its activity becomes visible to our imaginations and intelligible to science.

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Are You Right for this Blog?

Feb 25, 2015 - If the Industrial Revolution had never taken place, mankind's future on Earth would not today stand in doubt. As technological progress increases knowledge, power and wealth, the Earth approaches ecological collapse. Atomic energy and air planes and computers make the impossible possible as they undermine life on the planet.
Forward mankind goes in the direction of disaster. As we build and grow, making progress by our human measures, we destroy the natural workings of the planet and eliminate other life forms; we lay the foundations for our own extinction.
You are right for this Blog if you see that the world is approaching the point of No Return on the road to massive destruction. You are wrong for this Blog if you believe that scientific progress assures mankind a glorious future.
Men cannot long sustain their present way of life. Indeed, our condition is already hopeless if not for the remarkable capacity of men to treat the illnesses that they create. Our illness is fatal, yet our physician is gifted at his work.

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Emotions Seek Unity

Feb 25, 2015 - Feelings love unity; they want other feelings to look out on the world through their own eyes. As their ultimate wish and preference, feelings want foreign feelings to become just like themselves. They want the imitation and adoption of their emotional inclinations to come without reservations, differences or disagreements. Feelings hate rejection, which indicates disunity, fragmentation, weakness and frailty.
Emotional perception – the perception of feelings active in separate emotional centers – is based on the endless search of emotions to discover more emotions just like themselves.
Emotions seek out more of their own kind as they explore emotions in the world. Emotions seek to spread simply as they try to detect foreign emotions.
Emotions judge the character of foreign emotions by their own character. Emotions understand other emotions in the light of the extent to which they differ from themselves. Emotions judge as strange emotions that differ greatly from themselves. Emotions consider to be ordinary and normal – they have no trouble understanding and empathizing with – emotions much like themselves. Foreignness (emotional distance) generates a sense of danger. The emotional difference is ordinarily stigmatized, for it carries the danger of unwanted, radical emotional change imposed involuntarily should the strange emotion show strong powers to spread simply.
Emotions most readily spread simply as a message showing what is transpiring at the source. An emotion that spreads through its accurate perception by a foreign center does not necessarily undergo further unmodified spread to alter the conscious state of mind of the perceiver. Spread mostly stops with the spread of the emotion as a message; as a source of information.
People perceive many emotions that they do not come to share. They achieve empathy with another without putting themselves entirely in that other's place; they remain in their own place. They continue feeling what is familiar to them despite their perception of a message that tends to alter how they feel.
Individual and separate personality systems possess defenses against their being too easily influenced by foreign centers of feelings. The excessive influence of foreign emotional centers destroys individual emotional power because those centers serve their own interests first.
The division of consciousness between a conscious and an unconscious mind is the basis of each personality's defense of its individuality and independence. As a perceived feeling and the outlook that goes with it are rejected as a model for simple imitation, they are repressed; they are assigned to the unconscious mind where the impression is stored as an emotional memory of others and a brief moment of identification with them.
Where individuality exists among emotional centers with close emotional ties, each feels himself unconsciously if not consciously much like the others that exert emotional influence on him, including those with whom he clashes. Where the mood spread is partial rather than total, where the mood persists in the unconscious mind after it has been rejected by consciousness, complementary personality arrangements develop.
Opposites are drawn to each other where each unconsciously shares a state of mind with the intimate ones with whom he is most inclined to disagree. Opposites attract because they are despite their differences united emotionally across boundaries of consciousness. The unconscious mind of one is fully identified with the conscious mind of the other. Visibly they always disagree.
Empathy is the face of partial emotional identification; it is not the same as fully feeling the same way. Empathy takes account of persistent differences between the person that understands and the person that is understood.
The spreading message, accurately understood, is subject to rejection by those not open to suggestion. Most of what we want others entirely to sympathize with evokes measured sympathy or even total lack of sympathy.
Where moods spread in complementary form, the recipient responds by saying, 'Yes, that is you; but this something different is me.' He feels influence without giving in to it. He asserts his individuality in contradiction to the emotional influence that operates on his feelings. His complementary response comes as an answer to a perceived source of foreign influence. The answer is specifically designed in response to the question.
Where simple mood generalization takes place, the spreading mood spreads to the recipient in unchanged form. The two are one emotionally. Individuality is de-emphasized as harmony prevails. The Group counts for more than the individual.
Where the spreading mood spreads to the recipient in a complementary form, it spreads as a stimulus that evokes a different yet matching (complementary) emotional response. The response is shaped as the one most likely to check the spread of the impulse while tending itself to spread simply to the original source of stimulation and disturbance.
Feelings make no distinction between unity, endurance and power. Our verbal and ideational distinctions do not exist in their world. They want more of themselves. The undying hope of feelings to spread endlessly and to grow infinitely powerful and to last forever and to achieve perfect unity with all other feelings makes the idea of One everlasting, omnipotent God entirely consistent with the character of the universe that He is said to have created.
God is stamped in the image of the universe. The universe is allegedly stamped in the image of God. God is beyond measure because there are no limits to the aspirations of feelings.

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Heavy Foundations

Feb 18, 2015 - My recommendations for a radical alteration in the way men live are a matter of existential necessity. We live or die by their adoption or abandonment. Men cannot treat planet Earth and other species with a proper measure unless their feelings are kept on an even keel.
By putting down an irrefutable scientific foundation for my political beliefs and economic proposals, I make them impossible to oppose. Mine is the first attempt for a long time to put religion and politics on a systematic philosophical basis. My philosophy has attained the dignity of true science. Its demonstrations are impossible rationally to resist.
By placing politics and economics on solid scientific foundations, I make it impossible for rational reasons to reject my policies. When the science is good, to ignore its implications for public policy is to act insanely. The members of a collectivity that acts insanely are by virtue of that membership a gathering of lost souls.

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Universal Consciousness

Feb 18, 2015 - Feelings are not objectively real and demonstrable like rocks and trees. Feelings are subjectively real. They represent as they sustain a meta-physical order of reality that is fundamentally different from the physical reality of the universe.

Two different systems of scientific law rationalize two different patterns of regular behavior in the two distinctly different universes. Feelings are a subjective form of reality; feelings are determined to be real not by objective tests, but to the extent to which they are felt.

The energy that sustains and is one with feelings travels faster than the speed of light. It travels too fast for physical measurement. Therefore the existence of feelings cannot be demonstrated objectively.

Emotions are kept separate and distinct from objectively demonstrable physical reality by a universe of differences. Yet emotions are inherently part and parcel of the physical system of reality from which they are separate. Emotions are part of the human experience of the physicality of the universe while remaining a foreign visitor from a separate world.

Two separate forms of reality and two different kinds of experience are woven together to make up our human sense of being alive. Two separate universes are together experienced by men as one universe. Ours is one universe of completely foreign elements that somehow are one, really one.

The physical world and the emotional world constitute two mirroring universes that act together while acting separately. The same ground of moving, striving, living dark energy is perceived in the physical world and in the world of feelings along different perceptual and conceptual lines.

Physical objects swim in the objectively undetectable, dark energy of feelings. Atoms and molecules are immersed in and pervaded by feelings that forever remain objectively impossible to demonstrate. It will always be true that a defendant that insists that he is innocent will sometimes look to a panel of jurors like an incorrigible liar when he is really telling the truth. There is no way to demonstrate sincerity. We know the truth of feelings by feeling them and assessing with our minds how we feel.

Feelings go everywhere that the real world goes. Feelings are self-aware. Consciousness no less than desire is an inherent characteristic of feelings. Consciousness is not limited to human beings. Electrons are conscious of their flight. Animals and plants are conscious of their lives, and so are wind, water, Earth and stone. Everything is alive with self-awareness.

From the point of view of the Sun, the Sun is alive. The Sun lives its life no matter how humans think about it. The Earth is alive and well-aware of the utter contempt of the human race for the physical world. The Earth has a personal grudge against our race, and we ought to know it before it is too late.


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Society is a Person like You and Me

Feb 12, 2015 - Society does not operate like an unfeeling machine. Society is filled with passion. Every society has its irrational beliefs and odd customs. For all their disorder and confusion, societies operate harmoniously and uniformly to maintain customary order.

Society is a magically integrated, meta-physical Personality System capable of maintaining order while ruled by passion.

The universal tendency of feelings to spread simply integrates emotions here and there to produce self-resembling, internally consistent mood fields that by virtue of mood uniformity possess a point of view. Every mood possesses a point of view. The increasing integration of that point of view through its more and more variant internal representation turns a mood field into a personality system.

A personality system possesses strategic ways of spreading (representing) its point of view while stoutly defending it.

Society is a Person that relates to everyone personally. Nobody knows exactly how anyone else feels  because of personalized differences in the emotional context.

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Universal Blindness

Feb 12, 2015 - The Final Battle presents the iconic Jewish scenario of a war of wills between one person and the world. Both wrestling sides are blind to the other side's sense of justification in fighting. I, for instance, cannot understand why the importance of the rule of simple mood generalization was not appreciated forty years ago. I am puzzled – blind to the real character of my experience – until this day.

In the Final Battle, neither side understands the other's fierce will to fight as they fiercely battle for ultimate dominance.

One person offers knowledge – a revelation -- that the world (in conformance with the wishes of those in authority) refuses to receive. They are blind to the light that shines among them. He is blind to their motives in rejecting him as they do. The plot line could almost be taken directly from the Gospel of John.

Jesus called the Pharisees and priests that rejected him evil and blind to the light of the Lord when he could not really understand the good and responsible motives that pushed them on to crush a threat to public order.

Society is necessary to human beings. Emotions need free circulation to foster their vitality. The regular communication of emotions is important to the health of emotions. Humans grow despairing when isolated from their kind. A person's sense of well-being is strained, undergoes sickly distortions and finally weakens and dies when that person is socially cut off. Everyone feels pain when cut out of a social network.

People do not notice dangers when their hope is that these dangers will go away unobtrusively one day without ever having created a real problem. Many potential problems pass without ever turning into real problems. People wisely choose to wait out many dangers that threaten potential problems in the hope that they will go away; most do indeed go away.

Humans choose not to notice in word or deed aspects of the world that they hope one day will go away. Humans do not notice many things whose disappearance they eagerly anticipate.

Man is not essentially concerned with truth, right or wrong. Man is not essentially a moralist. Men want to survive, which is to win the next battle with danger and death. Right and wrong and good and evil are feelings and ideas motivated by the will to win: the will to power. We feel justified in ourselves in what we do while our rivals and enemies seem to act badly. The really important issue for people is not who is right and who is wrong. The really important issue – the only important issue -- is who wins; who is strong and who is weak.

Feelings of right and wrong are called up by the unconscious mind in coordination with the ego and ordinary consciousness in the service of an unconscious determination not to lose.

The winning side decides who is morally right. The losing side bears the onus of moral wrong. This is as it must be. The winning side continues to speak its mind as the voice of the loser is silenced.

Everywhere I turn, I encounter unexpected, senseless non-comprehension. Day after day for forty years, I try to understand. Minds that do not work when I ask them to perform reasonable operations are in control of themselves. The unconscious mind directs ordinary powers of reason in their arbitrary non-operation. Potent men put rational thinking about the plain meaning of my words to the side in order not to do thinking that they don't want to do in order to gain a power advantage over me. I am perceived as dangerous.

If my work is worthless, I am worthless. I make no contribution to society. I am a person worthy of respect only if my work is intelligible. They garble my communications in the internal regions of their minds in order to maintain their dismissive approach to me as a person. The Group Mind is behind it all in Her determination to maintain law and order.

By finding my work uninteresting, they turn me into a person of no consequence. That is their right. Stupidity is a right. They are not stupid, my fellow men.

I know the willfulness of the ignorance. Yet I am baffled to this day to understand how they do it. How do they hold to such opinions when their minds work well in other matters?

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How to Read these Blogs

Feb 6, 2015 - What is the point of the Web Site? What is the purpose of the Blog? What do I hope to achieve? The purpose of this Web Site and this Blog and all other blogs is to create an historical record. I am confident of achieving this goal.

An historical record of what? I want to convey a picture of the blank looks that appear whenever I present my work. Nobody gets the point no matter how I present it. My appeals for understanding only fall on deaf ears. Everyone has moved on as if nothing of interest was written or spoken. It is as if the work is the figment of my imagination.

In order for a person to study without rest or respite the hidden emotional messaging of human relations, he must put his consciousness to an abnormal use. To indulge in such research is to approach life oddly. The consciousness of the researcher is rendered abnormal for research purposes. Normal consciousness focuses on conventional meanings of behavior. We live and die as we understand or fail to get the real messages of social life that people intend for us to get.

I gave up my primary interest in the content of normal consciousness as I fixed my attention on unconscious messaging. My consciousness changed. I became as aware of what others thought and felt unconsciously as a normal person is aware of ordinary conscious experience. My personal behavior grew odd.

I did not completely lose sight of conventional ways of understanding people. Yet I put that thinking at a distance. I treated conventional understandings for research purposes as the social background to unconscious emotional drama. I accepted a heavy burden of oddness as the price of my knowledge.

My adult consciousness moved under the surface of thinking and feelings. My attention was immersed in the unconscious workings of the socially engaged human mind.

Now I am old. My research is complete. Freed of the burdens of research, my consciousness drifts back toward conventional thinking. My thinking becomes more acceptable as I put the unconscious world out of sight.

Real abnormality is no joke where human sentiments freely play. My eccentric approach to understanding led to conflicts on all sides. My social position was made insupportable by the universal failure to grasp the importance of my discoveries. Everyone supposed that I was lost in narcissistic flights of fantasy when I was well on my way to answering questions of enormous cultural import.

In view of the apparent sterility of my obsessions, my altered behavior was seen as a pathological turn of character. In the light of their ignorance I was again and again seen refusing to grow up. In their sight I was a troublesome child throwing off the responsibilities that come with social living.

A failure of understanding cast me in the roles of psychopath and schizophrenic as I obsessively kept doing my work no matter how low my reputation sank. I could not get through to anyone even if I stood on my head.

For forty years I have confronted incomprehensible obtuseness. I learn from experience. In truly sober moments of mind, I despair of human intelligence as a mere legend.

Humans are congenitally hopeful creatures. When I give myself over to wishful thinking, I imagine that human intelligence is so real that I might meet it tomorrow. As I grow older I increasingly put that nonsense out of my head.

I write to build an historical record.

In this Blog I make a public record of the care with which I communicated with my fellow men, always in vain. By the quality of this writing, I prove to future witnesses of good faith and good intelligence that today I experience a manifestation of collective psychotic thinking that insists on its normality and passes fully for normal.

My theory is proved. There is no way apart from the hypothesis of a Group Mind to explain this mass exercise in obtuseness.

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Thinking out loud

Jan 28, 2015 -  The claim that I make is explicit without my having explicitly spoken its name. Such verbal walking a tightrope is part of the game that I play. I have carried my claim through to the end, and beyond the end. The game should be over; the game is in play. No one has stepped over the line. Reasonably speaking, the recognition scene should be a thing of the past. Real life is not reasonable.

No one can prevent a messianic coming. The thing has happened; only its specific character remains to be determined. I cannot and neither can you rewrite the record. Non-recognition prevails because it has the power to prevail. Non-recognition is unreasonable, it is even silly, but it prevails, and it possesses a nasty temper.

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Stopping the world

Jan 20, 2015 - The foundations of my work are very simple. A soothing mother predictably calms down a crying baby; baby grows quiet as mother rocks baby gently. This is simple mood generalization in action. The calm and quiet of the mother spread to the baby in unchanged form as feelings here and there are made uniform.
Here is another instance: a wet blanket enters a party and kills the joy in the room. Boredom spreads from the one wet blanket to the other people having a good time.
Simple mood generalization unifies feelings here and there. Simple mood generalization is the basis of language, social uniformity, conformity and cooperation.
Simple mood generalization unifies the complex and mixed feelings found in a person's head. To unify something is to lay down the basis for further cooperation. Many unified elements of the mind must work together along different and specialized lines to sustain our sanity.
Mood generalization is the basis of formed moods (like elation and depression). It is the basis of mental organization. Simple mood generalization makes us sane as it empowers society to protect its members.
Can you understand this simple principle and its importance? Once you get the theory, you get me as messiah. You can't have one without the other.

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The scientist waits,
and the messiah also waits

Jan 18, 2015 - Moses went to Egypt to demand the release of the Jews armed with magic: he turned a staff of wood into a living snake, and he turned the snake back into wood.
A magic trick commands respect, and Moses got an audience with Pharaoh. The best minds took Moses seriously as a spokesman for God because he was a first class magician.
The New Science is a comprehensive body of explanations of how people actually feel and think and behave that is built on an easy-to-understand set of core ideas. The core ideas are (1) simple mood generalization (2) the real Unreality of feelings (3) the universal tendency of feelings to seek to unify with all other feelings, and (4) the inherent willfulness and consciousness of feelings.
It is no ordinary accomplishment to end the intellectual division that still divides the humanities from the true sciences. It is no small feat of mind to solve the Mind-Body problem.
I extend the explanatory range of my new science again and again. I provide rational, detailed and psychologically coherent explanations of emotional phenomena now viewed as mysterious (irrational). My explanations register in no other minds as unusual demonstrations of the explanatory power of a set of simple, new ideas. If anyone discerns the coherence, solidity, and importance of my work, I have not heard a word of it until this day.
I wait for recognition as a scientist.
I have earned the right to a meeting with Pharaoh.
The collective failure of discernment is monumental. Here is how it works: People are obsessed with maintaining and improving their social positions. Thinking disinterestedly about strange people and strange ideas is not something that they do.
I have been explaining my work for thirty five years. The theory of mood generalization is more than thirty five years old. I knew its importance from the beginning.
A cultural divide separates thinkers that understand the difference between Body and Mind from thinkers that confuse the mind with the brain.
Stupidity is every man's right, but stupidity is not a human trait greatly favored by God. The God of Israel is a God of truth and high intelligence. He is a God of courageous emotional speech. An unwillingness to learn is indistinguishable from incapacity in learning, which is stupidity. Ignorance and stupidity corrupt understanding of the Bible.
Nobody can banish mental laziness by law. No workable law can ever be devised to eliminate mental indolence. We humans are dreamers by inclination. We hate to be interrupted in our daydreams by the insistent demands of truth to make its voice heard.
Indolence of mind makes for slow learning, commonly known as stupidity. Collective stupidity is stupidity in which everyone plays a part. Because they are all stupid together, together missing the point, they all look smart to each other; nobody notices the stupidity. The God of Israel is the sworn and bitter enemy of Stupidity. God insists on high intelligence and honest speech.
God is on the side of men that wish to know more. He is the enemy of men that are content with what they know.
I am blessed with clear theological understanding no less than clear psychological understanding. I turn two snakes into two rods simultaneously. I take two items too intellectually writhing and snapping for reason to handle, and I turn them into two wooden sticks in the ruling hands of human reason.
Such is my snake turned into a rod. A terrible and wrathful nature has been revealed. The God of Israel is utterly intolerant of stupidity. He does not grow more cheerful or benign while human beings are slow in getting the point.
The theoretical side of my work is complete. The practical side begins when Pharaoh and I sit down to talk turkey.

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Why I am eager to make you understand

Jan 6, 2015 - As a scientist in pursuit of truth, my work is free of self-interest. I am professionally detached from the science. As a maker of religious claims, I must be viewed by prudent people as a grasping, competitive human being in pursuit of power. The science is true whether I am tall or short, honest or a liar.
Accept the science. Accept the science and discard me as a religious claimant if you deem this the course of prudence. Do not throw away vital, precious knowledge – knowledge with power to change the world – because you think that I am an unreliable man.
Simple mood generalization accounts for normative behavior. It sets the standard by which we measure and judge emotional relations. It establishes a key to understanding that is regarded as natural and obvious. Knowledge of the law of simple mood generalization and familiarity with the usual patterns of its operation are integrated into our human common sense.
When you smile and are friendly, you put people at their ease; you draw smiling and friendly responses. (Loving, smiling adults make babies smile.) The friendly impulse spreads simply from feelings to face, and from person to person. A smile evokes a smile; friendliness invites friendliness in return. But if you are angry and threatening, you make baby cry; you frighten people and make them angry.
We humans match responses to provocations by responding in kind. We give tit for tat. We tend to reflect (duplicate, or mirror) the feelings and behaviors that strike us from without. As people form emotional and behavioral mirror images of each other, they resemble one another. They look alike in behaving similarly, and in sharing common feelings. By mirror imaging, we are identified with one another. Tit for tat emotional relations ordinarily prevail. Not only does behavior match between relating personalities, so do feelings.
Underlying feelings are shared (held in common) much more than we know. Collectively shared fantasies influence individual thought much more than we realize. We are unaware of the extent to which we feel and act in common. Emotional coordination occurring unconsciously is much more powerful and extensive than we commonly suppose.
Group impulses driven by shared emotions and fantasies provoke coordinated behavior that draws individuals willy-nilly (unconsciously) into its net. The Group is a metaphysical personality system that carries on personal relations with every group member. Individuals face common attitudes toward them in the world as the Group Mind reacts meaningfully to the provocations that individual lives present.
Emotional relations between individuals and the groups that determine their fate are ruled by simple mood generalization. A man that loves country and family is generally loved by countrymen and family, but not always.
Feelings spread simply between one personality system and another. Feelings spread simply along stranger lines between representatives of different orders of reality. How happy we feel spreads simply to facial muscles to evoke smiles in a different (physical, not emotional) order of reality. Thus Mind mirrors body and Body mirrors mind in their endless, sharing and linked emotional relations.
Activity in one order of reality mirrors – by the operation of simple mood generalization – activity in a different order of reality. The two forms of activity that represent the spreading mood represent different orders of reality. They are very different forms of activity.
A smiling face mirrors friendly, loving feelings. Feelings belong to an emotional order of reality, which is a form of reality that is only subjectively real. The reality of emotions cannot be demonstrated, yet emotions are real. They are subjectively real. Facial nerves and facial muscles are objectively real. Their simple, undeniable reality can be demonstrated, and has been repeatedly.
Here, there and everywhere, two different orders of reality engage in mirroring relations ruled by the remarkable power of the rule of simple mood generalization to translate a simply spreading emotional impulse from one order of reality to another. The impulse is translated into entirely foreign terms as it spreads between separate orders of reality, which happens constantly in this universe in which we find ourselves.
The universal rules of psychology, in contrast to the universal rules of physics, admit of exceptions. There are exceptions to every psychology rule because there are no limits to the behavior of feelings. Feelings insist on and assert ultimate freedom from every rule (like the rule of simple mood generalization) telling feelings how they must always act. Nonetheless, the rules are valid. Valid psychological rules admit of regular and frequent exceptions.
Every mood expresses an attitude; an attitude toward something. Feelings are reactions to provocations, usually prior feelings. Feelings reflect activity in two places at once; the emotion is unintelligible without knowledge of the emotions and provocations to which it comes in response. There is no limit to the variety of two-place phenomena.
The law of simple mood generalization states that moods (feelings or emotions) tend to spread in unmodified form from their place of origin by inducing feelings encountered along their lines of spread to replicate their form. A simply spreading mood tends to stamp every encountered mood in its precise mold. A happy impulse tends to induce happiness along its line of spread as a sad feeling tends to induce sadness in whoever feels its influence.
All feelings exert influence at a distance because all feelings tend to spread in unaltered form from here to there, where here and there are everything that can be imagined. The most familiar emotional here and there that we know is the separate feelings and attitudes of separate people. Moods tend to spread like wildfire in groups according to the pattern generated by simple mood generalization. They become angry or sober or wild or frightened together as they act like the members of a crowd. The members of a crowd do not know one another; everyone is anonymous and the same. Where people are simply identified, simple mood spread is obvious.
Differences in prior emotional character between here and there that refuse to let themselves be erased by spreading emotional influence lead to a form of mood relations called complementary mood relations generated by complementary mood spread. Complementary mood generalization occurs as an easily understood variant of simple mood generalization.
Simple mood generalization is the ruling emotional principle of group life. The rule makes social life scientifically coherent. Simple mood generalization and the understandings that it generates make human relations (and all animal relations) meaningful according to describable rules.
Mobs behave like the largely unorganized minds of infants where simple mood generalization prevails. Civil societies with rules and diversity and customary order are like the integrated minds of mature adults. Where checks and balances operate, the communicating elements of the system are differentiated; they are not perfectly identified. Complementary mood generalization prevails. Group personality systems are metaphysical representatives of a family of a certain psychological type which includes animals, human beings, and the gods of human religion.
When the various manifestations of simple mood generalization are thoroughly examined, our irrational lives fall into understandable patterns. Human irrationality presents no serious intellectual problems once the principle of analysis is thoroughly grasped.
Why am I so eager to have you understand and accept my new science of psychology? I am held tightly in the grip of the relentless law of simple mood generalization. My ideas want to spread in unaltered form from their place of origin. Like all men, I want to be understood. The wish to be understood is the doing of simple mood generalization. Feelings love to travel, and they want to remain the same as the scenery changes.

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First Posting

I do not know how to reach an audience. I am sure that the Internet is the way to go. I don't know how to break through an invisible pane of glass.
The universe in which we live is not what sophisticated scientists think that it is.
Physics is a science. Physicists own theory in common. Freud and Pavlov have separate theories. Psychology is a proto-science. Psychologists are gathered in differing camps; psychological thinking is fragmented, but physicists hold their complex science in common. A single theory must weave the findings of the separate schools of psychology into a cloth.
A science of psychology like physics makes a new universe necessary and illuminates its character and properties.
You may imagine the difficulty of proving my case. I showed one side of the work, then another, and met with rejection every time. The separate efforts lacked sufficient gravity to make felt the full weight of my case.
I have done what I can do alone. I cannot do more without the help that comes with recognition of the game that for long years has been in play.

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