There are certain things
which are generally not talked about within the public majority - certain taboo subjects
which some of us may think about, or even speak freely about among certain circles, but are mainly side-stepped in the public eye.
There are certain activities which are acceptable in some cultural circles and, at the same time, generally considered immoral or dangerous in
There are certain things which are lawfully allowed, yet certain groups or individuals wish to outlaw. For example, I could legally keep my dog
outside in a small fenced-in enclosure, and so long as I feed, water and shelter her, and keep her pen generally clean, I do not have to show her any
affection whatsoever, exercise her or make her part of the family in any way, regardless of her mental or emotional state.
Inversely, there are certain illegal activities which some people are striving to legalize. Activities which have been deemed taboo or immoral by
policymaking representatives, yet seem to be commonplace in large swaths of the populace.
ATS is a place where some taboo subjects are discussed, and others are simply not allowed... I will not discuss any of them specifically in this
(So far, I don't think I've said anything here outside the realm of factual reasoning. If you disagree, you may want to roll your eyes and stop
reading now - else, continue on...)
All "magick" has a scientific/physical/real-world component. Likewise, all physical phenomena has a "magickal," "otherworldly" or non-physical
However, most either believe that all physical reality is all magick
, or perhaps more often it is believed that all magick is simply
. Ask a quantum physicist what the basis of reality is and they may say "we're still working on that one." Ask a spiritual
leader or guru the same thing and they may say that this is simply the dream of a universal consciousness, or that it's all just an illusion of our
There are many activities (most all of them) which can be used for benefeical as well as detrimental purposes. The energy of religious dogma. The
energy of science. The energy of spoken words. The energy of simple physical movement - can all be used to heal or to harm. In their natural state
these energies are all neutral. It is up to the individual to push or to pull, to grab or release, to carry or to throw away.
In this sense, we are all magicians, shamans, scientists and even sociopaths - via every decision we execute.
One thing that is holding back the progress of humanity is the tendency to let widespread opinion stagnate our pool of thought. We tend to let
generalizations, stereotypes and taboos serve as a guidepost for our beliefs. (Deny Ignorance)
Metaphysically speaking, when a negative spin is put on a neutral energy, the positive element becomes obscured. In humans, this causes confusion due
to the innate knowledge of the hidden element. Confusion is followed by fear, fear is followed by anger and frustration, anger begets hatred, and so
Humanity is on full spin cycle in this day and age, but there will always be those who no longer want to spin. Sometimes it's more enjoyable to stand
on the ground and watch other people get dizzy on the ride!
We have been cast into a negative spin by so-called leaders, so-called information channels as well as so-called "holy men."
We must choose for ourselves which way to spin - the negative, sucking-in of fearful, confused energy, or the positive out-flowing of truth.
When a person is trapped on their streetcar of desire, fearful, confused, perhaps holding a knife, not knowing what to do next, will the police often
think to offer them a drink of water rather than the voltage of a taser? How often do they consider telling a joke rather than squeezing a trigger?
Sometimes the positive happens - the potential is always there, but how often is it used?
What if soldiers came equipped only with candy and smiles?
Sure some of them would still die, but isn't a soldier expected to put his or her life on the line anyway? Does violence ensure survival? Does
killing necessarily preserve life? What is the better approach in the long run?
True, these ideas don't fly so well, because those who seek to lead us, who only spin things negatively, will never suggest positive methods as the
primary problem-solver. Positive ideas are seldom given the wings to fly.
Our energy is like a nuclear reaction - it can be used to empower or to disempower, but, given our tendency to rush into gaining this power, there is
always a chance of a meltdown - personally, locally and globally.
Until we can truly think for ourselves (Defy Ignorance) and treat others as we would truly want to be treated, even at our worst, ugliest moment, then
we will continue on with this confusing spin cycle.
...and that's why aliens don't talk to us.