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“Those who know don’t talk. Those who talk don’t know. Close your mouth, block off your senses, blunt your sharpness, untie your knots, soften your glare, settle your dust. This is the primal identity. Be like the Tao. It can’t be approached or withdrawn from, benefited or harmed, honored or brought into disgrace. It gives itself up continually. That is why it endures.” ― Tao Te Ching
originally posted by: Baablacksheep
a reply to: KellyPrettyBear
Yes am aware but I still like it.
“Those who know don’t talk. Those who talk don’t know.
originally posted by: KellyPrettyBear
a reply to: Whatsthisthen
In my opinion, the later more 'intellectualized' systems
that came after shamanism, for the most part, ran off
A shaman, if you want to believe such a thing exists
at all (I"m speaking as a neutral writer, not as myself)
would just need to bang on some drums.. smoke some
wacky weed or in some other way enter a liminal state..
and even that preparation becomes mostly pointless,
once you start living in a liminal state 24x7.
So either the 'girls' (to use your language) will interact
with you, or they won't.
All the fancy theories in the world are meaningless.
Now if you go the "left hand path" of rewiring your
brain and nervous system and biochemistry to
make your body more hospitable to temporary
visitors (something shaman often do).. you
*can* do that.. but the art is mostly lost.. and
(humorously) the people who know how to do it
won't tell anyone how to do it....you have to
figure it out for yourself. Not for any mysterious
reasons.. is the knowledge hidden, but nearly
everyone who tries it goes insane for much or
all of their life and/or dies.
Keeping things simple has much to say for it.
as to your edit.. you are so correct.
People make all these really STUPID assumptions
about what the purpose of 'spirituality' is, and
the purpose of humans, if any, in the process.
Everyone wants to pretend that humans are 'gods'
or at least 'gods in the making'.
Another side-effect for 25,000 years or so
originally posted by: Willtell
a reply to: Whatsthisthen
I enjoy Cameron sometimes. Here he tells us a lot of inside information.
Later he goes into his personal views which revolve around the consciousness approach which I personally agree with somewhat.
originally posted by: zazzafrazz
a reply to: mirageman
Any whisperings why Nolan resigned? Besides jumping from a sinking ship?
I had a number of conflicts of interest with my current employment agreement at Stanford and with other, purely conventional, mainstream business interests. I remain fully supportive of the goals and ideals of TTSA. I plan to advise them as needed-- while remaining under no long-standing contractual framework. Of course, I might from time to time enter into a short term CDA on matters that arise, especially with respect to my academic scientific interests and where I might be able to provide relevant expertise.
As I see it, this is more in alignment with my academic work and will (hopefully) ensure I maintain maximum credibility on matters related to the Phenomena. This should eliminate any financial or other conflicts vis-à-vis TTSA in how I discuss such matters. I certainly look forward to the continued success of the TTSA enterprise and I remain good friends with, and a colleague of, all the individuals on the TTSA team. As you know, I am one of the few "mainstream" scientists willing to openly discuss matters related to this area of interest, and I expect to continue my public, and private, interest in the arena.
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