Just a few words about symbols, to head off confusion happening
in other threads. This is of course 'as I observe it'; which is my
I've been posting a lot about the enslaving quality of symbols
that have been passed down from who knows where and which
have utterly shaped our religions, philosophies, cultures, and
our very brains.. as our brains evolve in gene / meme co-evolution
due to what's called the Baldwin Effect
In short, using other people's symbols, that they spent a lot of
effort to create and then using it 'for free' is a good evolutionary
trick. It's why there are very few leaders in the world, and billions
But since literally most people don't know how to think for themselves,
to perceive for themselves (don't get angry with me.. this is pure
social science, human anthropology, evolutionary psychology),
what they in effect do is to let themselves get mobbed by memes
(symbolic patterns of thought that first were created in someone
Now humans are meme generating and meme consuming machines..
its the very basis of 'normal human consciousness'.
Now I'm constantly advising people not to just take symbols hook
line and sinker.. to 'sell their souls' to these symbols.. but to
think for themselves.
So if all these symbols are so 'evil' and we are 'prisoners' of them,
then what the heck is a person supposed to do?
Well it's tough, but there are basically 3 things I have to say about
1) Examine all symbols..never just adopt them because they make
you feel happy and secure.. don't just let them 'plug in' with a snap,
into a 'meme-plex' (a vast system of self-reinforcing symbols). For
all religions are cleverly designed, to make one absolutely dependent
on that religion.. all the memes are in a 'conspiracy' so to speak,
to work in concert to 'get their needs met' at your expense. The
same thing happens with spiritual systems, political systems, etc.
So I'm not picking on religion in particular. This is also called
"selection bias". People view things to be true by cherry picking
facts that are convenient for their pre-existing system of symbols
that have corrupted them.
Now are all symbols bad? Obviously not. We need symbols to
build technology; we need symbols to communicate with each
other.. symbols in and of themselves are not good or bad..
The trick is to examine every last thing you snap into place
in your mind.. and not to let it snap in place solidly...perhaps
for years.. until you've examined the whole she-bang to see
if you are being taken for a ride.. being turned into something
you don't actually want to be.
2) The worst of all symbols.. the worst of all possible memes
are those about 'God', religion, spirituality and all that..
BECAUSE it's actually IMPOSSIBLE to verify ANY of them.
The big lie we've been sold, is that we should eat up all these
symbols about religion and spirituality -- that the more symbols
we have the closer to 'salvation' and 'enlightenment' we are..
when the fact the exact opposite is true. All such symbols
are corrupt.. part of the grand conspiracy to turn humans
into weak fools, who hand their world over to TPTB.
3) So how do you find God?
You don't. God can't be found. It's like being made of water
but being unable to find any to drink. Any concept or meme
about 'God' is wrong. Period. Do you really think that 3 little
characters can capture GOD? Really? Can you force all that
power and substance and amazingness into a little human-
created concept? Really? NOBODY has the right to speak
for 'God'. Nobody. Not me, not Christianity. Not Satanism.
Not Taoism. Not Buddhism. NOBODY. NO SYSTEM. The
minute you try, you sell your 'soul' to TPTB.
So what to do?
Love. Become honest. Be very wary about using any
symbols until you've examined them very thoroughly.
Become a leader not a follower. And if you want to
define all these symbols about 'God' and 'truth' and
all that --- then don't.. Just don't do it.
Now am I saying that you shouldn't try? Not at all.
Just be cautious.. just keep these facts about symbols
in mind.. anytime you use a symbol you are playing
with fire.. but humans ARE designed to be symbol
using machines.. just use them carefully and consciously
and honestly and lovingly.
So what if I want to be Spiritual? To reclaim this vast
power of humanity you say is available? What then?
Learn. Love. Strive. Be a leader. Be a good student.
Don't try to capture the moon.. know that a finger
can point at the moon.. and you can learn much
without having to make everything solid symbolically
moment by moment. The human left hemisphere..
the human Spirit.. they don't need all these symbols..
there is a 'groaning' to become whole.. inside of all
of us.. follow that groaning.. feed that flame with
devotion and love and kindness.. but not symbols.
It is possible to go home.. and Love can take you
there.. utmost honesty inside of you can rend
any veil of deception. There is a way to self
knowledge. It's not even hard.. what's hard is
to be a slave to someone else's symbols
(mine too.. don't swallow mine hook line
and sinker either..).
There's much more to say.. but I hope that
was helpful to some people reading some
of my many threads who had a question about