Leo's Blog: Infinite Insights — Page 58

June 22, 2018

Here's a really intelligent discussion about the ramifications of cannabis legalization:

I don't recommend pot use because it tends to become addictive. I never use it myself even though it is legal in my state. But I do support nationwide legalization because this war on drugs is absurd, counter-productive, and we need to pave the way for legalization of psychedelics, the prohibition of which is a clear violation of 1st Amendment rights to freedom of religion:

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof."

— U.S. Constitution, 1st Amendment

Anyone who claims that psychedelics are not a religious/spiritual tool is inexperienced and ignorant of religious history and numerous scientific studies. If psychedelics are not an exercise of religion, nothing is. In the future, this will be recognized by the Supreme Court and the criminalization of these substances will go down in the history books as yet another example of 21st century barbarism. We ain't out of the Dark Ages yet.

P.S. Congrats to Canada for finally legalizing cannabis this week!

June 20, 2018

Notice, you cannot be objective about a thing which you fear or hate.

Corollary: you cannot discover Truth, or embody Truth, so long as there is fear or hate in you. All fear and hate must be surrendered. All! Without exception. Even your fear of the danger of not being able to fear or hate any more.

"Hate" here isn't limited to violent rage. Hate includes: judgment, criticism, condemnation, demonization, anger, ill-will, vengeance, disgust, desire to destroy, having enemies, and justifications for your hate.

Mild forms of fear and hate are still fear and hate. Fear and hate can be very subtle.

All justifications for fear and hate are delusion. All attempts to explain why your fear or hate is valid, "good", necessary, or warranted, are delusion — only doubling down on your position.

Fear and hate are inversely proportional to Truth. The closer you approach Truth, the closer fear and hate drop to zero. Want to know how close you are to Truth? How much fear and hate is in you on a daily basis?

Without fear, there is no purpose for hate.

All fear boils down to fear of injury and death.

When your fear reaches zero, your experience of love will reach infinity. You will love every single molecule in the universe. A heart-wrenching, super-natural degree of love. Metaphysical love.

Strength, is your capacity to surrender fear and hatred. Strength is wisdom. The highest wisdom is the surrender of one's life.

June 20, 2018

If you're stage Blue or Orange, get ready to be triggered:

That's how all religions start out. The guy seems enlightened as fuck.

June 19, 2018

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June 18, 2018

If you've never heard of the Esalen Institute — you're in for a treat.

Esalen was an epicenter for the human potential movement back in the 1960's. Abraham Maslow used to lecture there. It's a bastion for stage Green/Yellow/Turquoise holistic teachings. Very, very New-Agey. Stage Orange people will feel unconformable here. It's located in scenic Big Sur, California, right on the coast, and it's still going strong after some 50 years.

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You'll find some amazing workshops and retreats offered here, including yoga, meditation, neo-shamanism, love, relationships, consciousness, psychedelics, and much more. It's very similar to the kind of stuff I teach. You could also meet some exceptional people here who are into self-actualization.

Worth checking out if you've got some money saved up.

June 17, 2018

Since we're talking Spiral Dynamics Stage Blue this week, here's a hilarious example of stage Blue propaganda in action.

See, Russia, like middle-America, is fairly conservative and traditional (stage Blue). This is largely Putin's base. Putin (stage Red/Orange) is a very shrewd politician and master-manipulator, so he knows that stage Blue gets triggered by stage Green. So what better way to activate his base than by fear-mongering about gays coming to take over traditional Russian culture?

Does Putin really care about gays? I would bet not. But he knows his conservative base cares very much about defending Russian culture. So he tosses them a bone or two by putting on an anti-gay front. A great way to mobilize Blue is to tell them how gays are taking over the world. Interestingly, here in America we got Alex Jones doing a similar thing.

Watch this masterpiece of Spiral Dynamics manipulation:

And then of course we've got examples of a legit stage Blue worldview — not pandering. Take a look a how a deeply stage Blue person — in this case, the former president of Iran — reacts to the idea of gay people. In his reality, gay people do not exist!

That's how significant the Spiral Dynamics stages are!

Here's another example from Mugabe of Zimbabwe.

In Malawi, gays also don't exist.

The Dark History Of Gay Conversion Therapy

The reason I focus on this gay issue is because it's a relatively new cultural development, so we get to see cultural evolution resisted in real-time. This is how it's always been, for over 2000 years in every country in the world. Stage Blue resisted every new progressive innovation. Today it is gays. 150 years ago it was the end of slavery. 2500 years ago it was writing. Socrates famously rejected writing as a valid means of doing philosophy on the grounds that it would rot people's memories. (With writing, who needs to have a good memory?, Socrates reasoned.)

And even though many of today's politicians are themselves beyond stage Blue, a large portion of their constituents is not, so you shouldn't be surprised to see them pandering and riling up that Blue base.

June 15, 2018

These videos show pretty conclusively that the moon landing was NOT faked:

Additional evidence:

Hooray for science!

Now, if only they would realize the moon is made out of consciousness! That would be a giant leap for mankind ;)

P.S. Astronaut ice cream is a lie!

June 14, 2018

"An American President may not marry his own sister (if he wishes to get reelected); an Egyptian Pharaoh had to marry his own sister."

— Robert Anton Wilson

June 13, 2018

Here's a nice high-level summation of nonduality. I like how the author integrates dozens of different traditions.

June 11, 2018

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