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August 17, 2021

The epistemic madness continues:

August 15, 2021

Here's a great example of what happens when one does not have an understanding of Spiral Dynamics.

A fundamental misunderstanding of stage Green and regression to Blue:

If your daddy was like Trump, I feel sorry for you. You will need a lot of therapy as an adult.

Notice how the stage Blue value system easily turns into a justification for authoritarianism: shut up, man up, and obey your tyrant daddy so that one day you can be as macho and as heartless as him.

A masculinity that supports an authoritarian and corrupt government is toxic masculinity.

This is a corruption of masculinity created by a fragile and biased ego.

August 12, 2021

Curt Jaimungal from the YT channel Theories Of Everything will be interviewing me on August 26th. (Not yet sure when the interview will be released.)

He likes to ask audience questions. If you have questions you'd like him to ask me, you can submit your questions here:

https://www.youtube.com/post/UgzBhcJpHS2wpYglo9N4AaABCQ

You need to be logged in with your YT account to post your question on that page.

August 9, 2021

Stage Orange devilry at its finest:

August 5, 2021

Humans often say "I love you" but we usually have no clue what that truly means. One day it will shock you to realize that you've never truly loved anyone in your life because you didn't even know what love was. Instead, what you called "love" was just the projections of your own needy ego.

Here's a powerful description of what "I love you" means from the wise Daniel Schmachtenberger.

Notice the relationship between that kind of love and selflessness. How can you love someone like that while still having an ego self? Can you see why such love is so rare and difficult to embody?

After you read that, also keep in mind the love he describes is still not Absolute Love. He's talking about love as manifested among conscious beings towards one another, but Absolute Love is something far more radical still. Be careful not to confuse your loving attitude or actions towards another with Absolute Love. Absolute Love is independent of your attitude, actions, or level of embodiment.

August 2, 2021

A very good and important discussion of how YouTube algorithms feed into the poisoning of our collective sense-making ecosystem:

What is not well understood is the collective epistemic cost of creating content that ideologically polarizes and radicalizes the citizenry all in the name of success, clicks, and profits. This is a big part of how The Social Matrix works and keeps society from advancing to higher stages of cognitive, spiritual, and political development. Radicalizing people with ignorance and massive bias has become a huge business in our society, which is one of the biggest obstacles to our collective development. Not only is our education system profoundly inadequate, then once people get out of school their primary source of education about the world becomes some idiot like Tim Pool, who reinforces their per-existing biases, judgments, fears, and hatreds. And it's all meant to appear as if one is getting well-informed and engaged. Half the population's mind is simply being slow-poisoned over years of listening to guys like Tim Pool. Meanwhile, Tim Pool rakes in tens of millions in cash. And of course Tim Pool is not conscious enough to understand what he is doing and how much it is damaging society. This is what happens when you confuse success with truth.

July 31, 2021

One of the points I keep harping on is that the mind has an infinite capacity for denial of reality.

Most people don't appreciate just how deep this goes.

So here's a perfect example of how this principle can get manifest in real life:

Make no mistake, this isn't just some crazy people who do this. Your mind does this too. The mind is fundamentally self-deceptive and never to be trusted. This is the #1 rule of any kind of inquiry into reality. And this is where most people fuck up. They just don't take self-deception seriously enough.

July 31, 2021

This is what happens when you are a wage slave:

Future generations will scratch their heads in puzzlement at stage Orange capitalism.

July 30, 2021

Some gossip, but beautiful gossip it is:

Never forget, ambition comes with a price.

July 29, 2021

There is Japanese sect of Shinto called Konkokyo. "Kami" is the Japanese word for God.

You can read about the Konkokyo's metaphysics and descriptions of Kami on this Wikipedia page.

You will see many similarities to what I teach about Kami. For example:

"God is named 'Tenchi Kane no Kami-Sama' which can mean 'Golden spirit of the universe.' Kami is seen as infinitely loving and powerful.

Kami is omnipresent and is essentially the energy of the workings of nature and the universe that gives all things a conscious mind. This is also the reason the physical universe is referred to as 'Kami's body'. Kami is often seen as a divine ideal parent — offering love, affection, support, protection, and nurturing us through his blessings. It is taught that Kami loves all people of the world no matter their race, religion, gender, and so on. Although mentioned as 'He' in materials for linguistic convenience, Kami is neither male or female."

-- Wikipedia

Why is it that some dude on YouTube in the 21st century teaches the same basic stuff that was taught by some obscure sect hundreds of years ago in Japan?

Is this just an accident?

Find out for yourself.