I have a serious question here that I have noticed, and that is the tendency for me to slip into a hypnotic trance when forced to be around
conservative people, in particular, and religious people. At any rate, we can just call this a cultural shift - I'm sure it isn't limited to *just*
While in this trance, I have serious delusions about the reality of reality - in other words, I start to think certain things are true that are
patently not true.
When I first came back to my hometown, I was open-minded and that meant that I could see cause-and-effect. From my perspective then, the "religious"
people back home were keen on yelling and attacking people for reasons that made no legitimate sense.
My theory is that resource shorting, for example, shorting someone on food, water, shelter or social activity, is a way to trick the mind into
thinking that certain things are "bad" - for an easy example without much political connotations, let's take smoking a cig. A realistic person would
research smoking and learn about its health affects, and then make an informed decision about whether or not they wanted to smoke.
However, if the person was involved in some kind of religious cult or area with a culture that prohibited smoking for no realistic reason, when they
smoked, they might be socially ostracized, or maybe even have their house taken away, or maybe their car vandalized. This would force them to stop
What I wonder is, if enough things like this happen, do we begin to lose touch with reality and slip into a trance because what we believe is true
starts to slip away from what is true? After being in the trance-like state for a while do we begin to resonate with it and come "out" of it?
Religion tends to do this trance magic heavily, I think. Many Africans who get visits from missionaries see Christianity as a kind of sorcery, and it
really is - I am wondering if anyone else besides me experiences being in a complete or partial trance for days at a time when under the influence of
conservatives or religious folk, or even new cultural situations. Or if you are not in a trance, do you ever experience being around other people in a
trance (who seem asleep at the wheel), or possibly fear retribution for illogical things by people in trances?
If you are in a trance and are religious / cultured, do you ever experience being around people who are not in a trance who point out things that are
annoying because of how true they are and they frustrate you?
Or is anyone religious or under a negative (as in punishment-based) cultural influence and not notice they are in a trance - in other words, you would
be in sync with your trance state enough to actually see clearly and know what is going on around you and have a meaningful conversation with someone,
or in the best case scenario, do something together and know what is going on around you?
If you are religious, do you ever experience spacing out for long periods of time, or not being aware of your surroundings, etc? Or having blurry
vision? What about any Atheists?
The reason I think that conservatives are more likely to be in trances is because the recent liberal movement is heavily based on Jaques Derrida, who
is a deconstructionist philosopher - I think that the trances have to do with constructions.
Some people are worried about the return of the Egyptian Gods or some such thing - which could be a metaphor for the return of the mass-trance state
on a world-wide scale.
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