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The Tyranny of The Common Man

The fact of the matter is that moral scum exists on all levels of society, that includes the working class and I couldn’t care less how much someone finds that offensive. When you review history and the more you approach modern times you can notice that many societies (especially the American society) become more permissive. That is to say the are provided with more breathing room by the system and direct coercion by TPTB (The Powers That Be) is not as blatant as it was 500 years ago or a thousand years ago, you know, nowadays you don’t get dragged into a public execution because you spit on the christian god.

I’m not saying there’s no chaos created by big spheres of power, secret or otherwise. In fact I wouldn’t even expect a person who has lived on a war zone all their life to find time to sit down and ponder the things we question, from politics to human consciousness and there are thousands, heck maybe there are millions of people living in those deplorable conditions… but at the same time let’s not forget that there are millions of people who have enough time and more than enough resources to question, research, think and apply knowledge and yet they don’t do it, all they want is that bright star, the career, the degree, the apartment, the prestige.

Has the elite introduced those memes in different cultures? in all probability they did, but who goes on replicating them? do you see legions of soldiers armed to the teeth pointing a gun to people’s foreheads and forcing them to watch TV, find a job, go to school, etc.? Sure enough there are government bodies who will even take your children away if you don’t indoctrinate them, but just ask yourself what kind of people make up those government bodies? aren’t they hard-working people? aren’t they neighbours? aren’t they nice people? yes they are and guess what? they are providing a breeding ground for the elitist vultures who like to shit and feed on them.

“Oh Reaver, please don’t say that. Don’t you see that the common folk have been victimized and brainwashed? is not their fault, they are good people who have been misled”. They have been misled all right, they have been brutalized all right, the elite have their dirty hands on it all right… but ultimately it is you who has to snap out of it. At this point in time people should have enough brain cells to realize that the power elite is never, ever going to reverse the process. People should understand that politics is not going to produce a saviour who takes a country or a continent into paradise, but they refuse to acknowledge it and prefer to have hope for the next term when a better man or woman launches a campaign.
I see it on my personal case, no member of a high sphere of power came and told me how hard they were fucking me, no member of the elite came to me and apologized for what they’ve done and opened my eyes. Not a single member of my family came to me to tell me how my whole life was the result of lies. No teacher of mine told me how the school system was trying to make an obedient drone out of me. No, no, no, I had a feeling that there was something terrible wrong with the versions of the world that I was being presented and I took the ball and ran with it.

If all the average folk are such poor victims then why do they refuse to consider the kind of information which is presented within the alternative media? why would they refuse to consider the possibility that the elite have power on how they live their own life? But you see for most of them the elite are just greedy people who want too much money and power, even though most people couldn’t care less why a human being would like to dominate others, it’s easier to just attribute it to human nature.

The sad truth is that most of the average folk like to b.i.t.c.h. about government and stupid politicians, but if they are presented with a scenario where they have to take total psychological responsibility on their life, then they shit themselves. You see, it’s way easier to wait for the next elections where maybe you’ll find a good political candidate who cares about we the people than questioning the accepted paradigms, removing your psychological crap and try to live your inner convictions to the best of your abilities.

The former only requires obedience, the latter requires true rebelliousness, it brings animosity, it can mean alienation, it can bring pain, it requires deep thought, it can mean tears and even sleepless nights. No wonder many people prefer to take the pill of blissful obedience and duty.

I faced the tyranny of the common man when I was a child and I still have to face it, heck sometimes even to this day despite the progress I’ve made that little duty bullshit kicks in my head and I get all worried, sometimes it’s as if I enter into fucking submit mode and when I look back I’m totally appalled at my own weakness and my own lack of Will, at this point I realize I’m allowing that incessant noise to take control and that equals slapping The Holy Spirit or Self if you will, but I digress.

I think it was like 2 years ago when I was in an ironic situation. I was in an utterly boring sociology class, so I was having some laughs with a classmate and this teacher got upset about it and he made emphasis on this phrase: I’m the authority here. You know what’s the laughable part? the guy is Haitian and his country was ****ed up by… oh yeah authorities. The french raped them, the Spanish raped them and even to this day there are authorities all over the place who keep fucking ’em good. So there you have it, a working class, maybe a middle class teacher who gets high on some authority role and emulates TPTB on a small-scale. You’d think that as sociologist with a cute PhD he would understand that authorities have had and still have a big role in the state of utter decadence of this world.

The fact of the matter is that the average folk provide a breeding ground for the Orwellian structure they find themselves living in. It’s a constant role play between being a sadist and a masochist, that includes all kinds of people from TPTB to the working class and in case you still have a hard time accepting the responsibility that the average human has on the Orwellian paradigm, then you need to explore the work of the likes of Erich Fromm ASAP.

If you happen to live in decent conditions then you can only use the excuse of being brainwashed for so long, because let’s be honest here, you are the one who has to walk the walk. TPTB aren’t going to take your hand and give you freedom and the average folk are too focused on switching roles of sadism and masochism. A “loving” parent will submit to a boss who is a total asshole or submit to a political figure and when he gets home at night he will instill fear in his children, then show them “love” and sacrifice next morning by sending them to school so they can be someone in life one of these days.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying it’s something easy. In fact I think there’s a lot of work to do and sometimes that old conditioning can kick in and numb you. I’m not saying you should dedicate to this pursuit 24/7 for the rest of your life while you become a bloody hermit who is totally absorbed in knowledge. There’s also the living part… what, listen to some music, write a story, have a laugh, get laid… because even the aspect of enjoying your own life is being quickly erased and the world can be dull enough as it is.

 

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Marriage, a Small Esoteric Perspective

This is a topic which I think is closely related so the subject of Sexuality. In fact I think that marriage as it is known in its conventional forms is a way to corrupt sexuality and make it toxic. In fact I’ll go as far as saying that the idea of a social contract between two, three or forty people is the result of corrupting an esoteric/philosophical theme which is known as the Chymical Wedding in Alchemy. From such point of view, a wedding is nothing more than an allegory for the integration of various principles found within the human being, an individual ceremony, not a collective one.

Bear with me while I try to give a small occult view on the subject of marriage.

In my own experience, I’ve learned that many aspects of the cancerous culture somehow are connected to psychological and occult archetypes, not only that but Archetypes seem to be the very same fabric of reality to some extent. As a human being you are able to tap into those Archetypes and then use them to fulfil whatever purpose you may have.

Somehow Archetypes seem to have a trickle down effect and to some extent they dictate the laws which govern X or Y reality, even your very own life. The problem is that most people are so unaware of it, which is a tragedy because I feel that knowing Archetypes can be very empowering. Think of being a software programmer who bit by bit creates a video game.In order to manifest your world in the digital realm you have to establish certain governing principles, the archetypes of your virtual world, now the example is rather simplistic and in fact, the virtual world is nowhere near as complex as what you would call reality.

And so by having in mind Archetypes we can take a dive into the rabbit hole and bring up the subject of the Alchemical Wedding:

So to me it would seem that the Alchemical Wedding is about working on existent principles within one’s self to attain “perfection” or rather evolve gradually. Somehow this has trickled-down into the cultosphere and we are left with the idea of marriage and its various cultural permutations and apparently the core theme remains the same: The eternal union between male and female (or “till’ death do us part”), the idea of becoming one, the fusion of principles, the aim for androgyny.

I’ve noticed this cultural pattern: While experiencing an orgasm during sex, a feeling of becoming one with your partner takes place. So what I see taking place is a corrupted simulacrum of something very sacred, perhaps there is a natural longing for an Alchemical marriage, but by being blinded by ignorance and stupidity, humans buy the fake and the corrupt which can never fill that spiritual void and of course the social engineers and the occult sorcerers have a hand in all of this.

Marriage was -and still is in some cases- a strategic tool in the grand game of chess, let’s look at the upper class of old: Arranged marriages to consolidate alliances, to consolidate trade, to preserve royalty, to achieve political victories, etc. If you pay attention for a bit you’ll realize that this pattern was/is all over the place, as in all over the planet, isn’t it curious? Yes, marriage as a means to attain power, to bind, to trap people into a social contract. Oh but you see, this social contract has been romanticized through the ages, such romantic crap reached the masses over and over again. It is not uncommon that many times the masses long to become the elite, they want a taste of such… wonderful and fantastic world, so the social engineers noticed what the common folk craved for and granted the masses their wish to a certain extent.

At first the masses could seek a religious contract, nothing fancy but it was a step. Little by little the social engineers went shaping the cultural cancers and we arrive at this day and age. If you have the money, you too can have a marvellous marriage: The wedding, the honey moon (which is an occult theme, just don’t ask me right now what it means because I forgot), the house, the kids, THE HAPPY LIFE UNTIL YOU DROP DEAD. The media will come with the smoke and mirrors and sell you pre-packaged lies.


“A diamond is forever” so is love and so is marriage. Have you noticed the sorcery in this? Identification works wonders, especially when you can manage the way in which the masses identify themselves with X idea or object. You see, on a very superficial level De Beers was on a marketing mission, to make a large profit with their glorified diamonds… but the deeper aim of this marketing campaign was to put a spell on the masses, social engineering in action, make people buy into and believe the beautiful lies.

The aim of Alchemy is to turn lead into gold. One of the necessary elements to achieve such transformation is the Alchemical Marriage or Chymical Wedding. interestingly enough “lead into gold” is interchangeable with “coal into diamond”, and thus the occult message of De Beers is: “We can give you an Alchemical Wedding”. Turn base elements into precious metals… indeed the subtextual message of transmutation is present here. Turn the base impulses or “the lower nature” of humans into a “higher nature”, the awakening of the sky woman or sky man within. Countless dying beings trying to rise by buying a simulacrum of the real thing, a real shame.

From a psychological point of view it’s not surprising to see marriages fail, I mean the couple or the group could live under the same roof until they die, but it’ll be a meaningless existence, automatons carrying out their duty which is dictated by some twisted social morality and decency. If two or more dissociated beings who are unaware and/or uninterested in eliminating the toxicity within their psyche start a relationship then I’d say such relationship will become cancer sooner or later.

I figure those kind of people lack what I’d call an aunthentic Self, product of deprogramming and self-contemplation and they would be quick to adopt what is socially acceptable or cool, thus creating a pseudo-self. However those cool and acceptable memes are the product of social engineers who lack any inner integrity, so people would be adopting lies which have their root in fragmented psyches. A being living with cracks in his/her psyche is doomed to self-destruct in multiple ways if he/she doesn’t start to counter the programming and build psychological immunity accordingly.

All in all, modern men and women have marriage as a mask to try to cover their existential angst with dreams of ever lasting happiness and fake love.

Stone (2010 Film) Analysis (Heavy Spoilers)

This analysis if spoiler heavy so you should watch the film before reading any part of this essay.

Because of the nature of this film I did a sequential analysis, focusing on many details. A more general approach would result in a poor essay, so bear with me.

This is one of those gems with great insight on psychological/spiritual themes which most people and critics completely fail to see and so they find it utterly boring and non-sensical. For those who have bothered to walk on the road of Self-hood it’s a total different story and see this film for what it really is: A true gem amongst the bullshit. In fact this movie contains a degree of occultism in its details.

This is a personal interpretation of it and I may be stretching things too far on some accounts. I’ll mix the interpretation I give to the film with the dynamics I see happening within societies.

In the opening scene you get a taste of what is to come. It shows the typical married couple which remains together not because of love, but because of duty. However any relationships that starts or continues because of duty is doomed to fail and it doesn’t even have to end in divorce or the couple getting separated.

In this first scene you can also see a touch of psychological dependence and psychological sadism. Jack’s wife let’s him know that she’s frustrated with the relationship, in fact she goes as far as saying that Jack is keeping her soul in a dungeon. You can see Jack’s level of sadism/dependence when he threatens to throw their daughter through the window if  Madelyn ever dares to break free, after his wife submits Jack cries and begs her not to leave, a clear sign of psychological dependence.

After Jack’s speech at his brother’s funeral you see a scene where a radio broadcast is being transmitted and a philosophical debate of sorts take place, but it has a religious tone along the lines of free will, it is accompanied by an opinion on the current (film timeline) situation in the USA.

Next comes the first interaction (that we are shown) between Jack and Stone who are the main characters and the main Archetypal structures within the film. Stone is clearly frustrated by having the same talk again while Jack serves as a gatekeeper towards freedom. You can project this dynamic to a broader social level where people are expected to please the gatekeepers of the system ( big and small, parents or CEOS) to have a shot in life… Yeah, bend over and take it, because if you don’t then you’ll rot in hell and be a complete failure in Lemming Land.

After the interaction between Jack and Stone is over you can see a brief scene where Jack is driving and listening to the same radio station I mentioned earlier and this are the words which are spoken: “Man looks on the outward appearance. God looks on the heart and certainly the heart of a man does matter because out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks”. Keep this brief sentence in mind.

After Jack leaves the store you hear the broadcast again: “Only in the choices that God decides to present to us” Host: “Well , no, I’m not saying that. I’m just saying that I just believe that we’re automatons”.

Notice that when Jack is picking up the mail he watches two young lovers, perhaps a reminder of how his relationship with his wife used to be when it started. Perhaps that’s how most people begin their relationships, pure bliss and innocence.

Radio Broadcast: “…And here’s the deal: I did not choose to be born and I cannot choose to be born again, I had no choice in the matter whatsoever, and yet there are so many people who think they have a choice in the matter of their spiritual rebirth and their spiritual transformation. The fact of the matter is, a seed is planted and conception takes place, which you had nothing to do with.”

When you see the second interaction between Jack and Stone you can tell that for the most part it’s just protocol, but almost at the end Jack is so frustrated the he says: “… It’s almost like I’ve been reborn, man”. Jack actually takes interest in this last bit and asks Stone: “What does that mean to you, being reborn?” Stone just has a WTF expression and the scene ends. Notice how the last bit is related one radio broadcasts and also notice how Stone begs to be treated like a person/human, another bit which is related to the series of radio broadcasts.

Notice that after Lucetta visits Stone, he glimpses a man reading the Bible and then sets out to read books which cover different religions, apparently he ends up disappointed until a particular pamphlet catches his attention: “The Power of Zukangor” and he actually manages to find the whole book.

At some point in the film you see Stone asking Jack about the Zukangor thing, of course for Jack is just mambo jumbo, he belong to some christian sect. What should be noticed here most of all is the part where Stone affirms that this Zukangor thing needs no priest, no religion and that in fact is a personal thing. Have this in mind.

Later on Jack is telling his problems to a priest, you can tell Jack has a deep existential crisis and it’s desperately seeking for some meaning, something to ground him. He hoped that going to church constantly would alleviate his pain. The priest has no fucking clue whatsoever as to what advice to give to his faithful servant, but there is one phrase he utters which has an immense meaning: “Be still and know that I’m God”. Sadly the priest just repeats the phrase like a trained parrot and has no idea of the esoteric power this little phrase has, more on it later.

Notice that so far Stone has shown signs of psychological dependence on Lucetta who will do anything to see her husband being released from prison. Oh and Stone is also trying to incorporate the teachings of Zukangor, but there’s just too much noise. Notice how in many scenes there’s a lot of noise surrounding the characters, this something to which you should pay close attention.

Lucetta manages to convince Jack to meet up with her outside his office by acting seductive, a total manipulator. Jack falling for it comes as no surprise since he’s in agony, trying to bring a thrill to his life and besides, his marriage has lost any and all things which could be considered lively and Lucetta may be the one who brings a sexual thrill into his wreck of a life.

Fast forward a bit and you’ll have a pivotal moment. Stone is having a meal in the dining hall, there’s a lot of noise around him… and suddenly the noise stops and Stone it’s very happy about it.

Radio Broadcast: “Sin comes naturally to us from our birth. It’s inbred in us. We are not sinners because we sin; we sin because we are sinners. Even if you lived a life of perfect righteousness, you deserve hell. You know why? Because {All of our righteousness} Isaiah says, are as filthy rags”. This particular broadcast in tremendously important, especially when you see Jack listening to it, it fits perfectly.

Jack who has tried to live his life in perfect righteousness, who keeps the system running is a sinner. Yeah of course he is, all his life has been devoted to duty, effectively killing his own humanity, why on Earth would he deserve Heaven? He has paid dearly for it and in fact he’s living his own personal Hell. No human being who has thrown away his humanity in exchange for duty and badges from the system gatekeepers deserves paradise, for he uses righteousness as a filthy mask, says the gospel of Self-hood.

Next you have another crucial point. Jack is already breaking the walls of the mundane world and looking at deeper meanings, he asks a question to Lucetta about eternity and as you would expect, she looks completely lost and wonders what the hell is wrong with Stone. She gets upset when she let’s Stone know how his case is progressing, but his into bigger things already and couldn’t care less about it. Lucetta has a breakdown and at this point it becomes clear as day that Lucetta is an approval junkie apart from being an emotional manipulator, your typical psychic vampire case.

In that particular scene you can see a general dynamic taking place. Society is full of people who will do anything in order to get their badge of honour from their peers, bosses, overlords and what have you and will break whenever the approval they seek is denied

. On the other hand you have Stone, the Archetypal model for the human being who is trying to break the walls of their inner prison, a human who is already looking beyond the mundane and robotic idiocy of humanity, he’s also building psychological immunity towards the energy sucking people.

Radio Broadcast: “Is the Kingdom of Heaven… you think it should be a peaceful Kingdom and we should all get along? That’s great, but is it just going to be a constant struggle to have The Kingdom of Heaven here on Earth?”

In the next interaction Stone is trying to figure a way to explain to people what he’s experiencing, the problem being that other people have no frame of reference so it’s very difficult to convey such an experience. This is a natural happening when you are starting to break the bullshit you are constantly fed and the one you are constantly creating, but it’s not something that society teaches so it’s bloody hard to explain it to other people and in fact many get pissed off and think you are trying to play mind games with them, which is what Deniro’s character showed in the film.

Now I may be looking too deep, but notice that Stone changed his hairstyle. I feel this is a symbolic act, his previous hairstyle (don’t know what the proper term in english is) was a sign of co-dependence, after all he had it because Lucetta wanted him to have it and Stone was very dependent on her until recently. So in a symbolic way Stone has broken that co-dependence in his relationship.

It’s also worth noting that Stone doesn’t care anymore about Jack’s approval. He has an important realization when he tells Jack that he’s not a big fan of staying in prison, but he also knows that he’s gonna deal with the exact same bullshit once he’s released. That’s how the world functions at large, a prison the size of the planet full of dissociated people who are too worried about being righteous enough to get their little awards.

Oh before it slips my mind, notice the reaction Deniro’s character has when Stone tells him that he doesn’t care what anybody else is trying to make him do (Deniro). Jack gets angry at this and denies that someone is making do X or Y. This is your average Joe in today’s world, people who follow the chain of command like a good Lemming while at the same time has delusions of freedom and independence. If you’d ask people on the street if someone else has power over their lives, they would deny it, but as Edward Bernays did let people know: (not that many give a shit)

The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country. …We are governed, our minds are molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of. This is a logical result of the way in which our democratic society is organized. Vast numbers of human beings must cooperate in this manner if they are to live together as a smoothly functioning society. …In almost every act of our daily lives, whether in the sphere of politics or business, in our social conduct or our ethical thinking, we are dominated by the relatively small number of persons…who understand the mental processes and social patterns of the masses. It is they who pull the wires which control the public mind.

Talk about hearing incessant noise in your head.

Radio Broadcast: “You can take great comfort in that, but that can be a false comfort. Sometimes in the twilight of a civilization, there can be a great cultural flowering, but in reality, there are cracks in the foundation of that society and that society is doomed.”

True words indeed. We have had mask after mask in every civilization that has risen and fallen. The mask of progress, the mask of sanity, the mask of intelligence. We think ourselves very sophisticated because we have etiquette, universities, laws and technological advancement… yet our foundation, which ultimately is our own psyche, our very Self and it has cracks in it, some people have a completely dissociated psyche, broken people. A society full of dissociated people is doomed all right.

Later on the film Stone finally tells Jack how he felt the night he burned the house along with his dead grandparents. He has a new perspective on the event now that he has made true personal progress. This is another symbolic event which represents the burning of old structures, letting go of that which hinders your evolution as a human. It’s an inner fire which eventually consumes your rigid perceptions, your traumas, your toxic relationships… it is something which makes you feel alive, you are reborn.

Jack get’s pissed off when Stone let’s him know how Lucetta is just toying with him. Indeed she’s an emotional manipulator looking for control. Well the world is full of those people, isn’t it? Those folks who lack any inner center and therefore have to manipulate others with their little schemes. They are so dependent, so pathological that they’ll look for a thrill which takes their anxiety and desperation away, even if it is for a little while. Perhaps a little game of seduction, perhaps a little bit of control, perhaps fucking a little while.

In his anger Jack recognizes how plastic his life is, how utterly boring and repetitive he is… but he has no idea what to do about it. Stone tells him to burn his motherfucking life, to let go of whatever asphyxiating situation he finds himself in. However, Jack thinks that’s utter bollocks and well… he’s extremely dependent on his meaningless routine and his meaningless relationship with his wife.

Scene between Madelyn and Jack: “Did you know you started out as a stone? Your soul, it started out as a mineral or a pebble and then it was reincarnated as a plant, then as a fish, birds, animals and so on. You had to work your way up to being a human. Do you know what it’s been doing to your Soul? It’s been paying debts, past sins from past lives, reducing its burden from one life to the next.” You can see that it’s “The Power of Zukangor” pamphlet and Madelyn tells Jack it was just junk mail (massive facepalm).

I may be stretching things a bit here, but this is a crucial point, when Madelyn is reading the paragraph… I’m no fan of Karmic stuff, in fact I think the common conception is full of it… but here’s my take on it, notice how the passage starts: “Did you know you started out as a Stone?” Stone is the main character and in the Alchemical tradition you will often see analogies concerning the transformation of Lead into Gold or Coal into Diamond. Both can be seen as allegories for refinement and “perfection”, in a similar vein humans are capable of transmuting their base metal (their old Self) ,which is often full of psychological problems, into a new and better version.

Nature seems to go through this process in an effortless manner, although it takes a long time. Humans also go through it, but here’s the main difference: Humans have to do it in a conscious manner. It can be a bitter-sweet process, just as you see it happening with Stone who happens to be the Archetypal model for this refinement of consciousness.

Radio Broadcast: “Behold I stand at the door and knock. If any man open the door, I will come into him and sup with him and he with me”

For Truth will sup with anyone who is willing to knock and get to know it, for the True Self will made itself manifest to anyone who is Willing to open the Door to his/her own Unconscious.

Towards the end of the film Madelyn finally decides to burn her motherfucking life, but Jack is unable to cope with it. His whole mechanical existence is suddenly shaken and now that he’s lost his house and retired from his job he has nothing to hold unto. Some people are unable to cope with such a sudden change and will try to rationalize everything as long as it allows them to go back to their golden prison cell.

There are three things which are fundamental in the film: Jack, Stone and the series of radio broadcasts. Miss one of these elements and you’ll be completely lost.

Jack and Stone are Archetypal models. Jack is the Archetype for the average Joe/Jane who is an automaton with a meaningless life and who is dead on a psychological level. There are different degrees for it, but most of the people on this planet find themselves in a permutation of Jack’s core existential crisis and just like Jack many are seeking for some answers out there and hoping to catch a thrill which can take the pain away and subdue the numbness they feel.

Some will try to be the perfect model of righteousness and dutifulness in order to mask their pathology, seeking that little badge of honour which gives them a simulacra of worthiness. They are the perfect gatekeepers of the System and they don’t even have to be Corporate CEOS, they can be as average as Jack and they bring Hell to Earth.

A thing to notice is the constant feeling of guilt that Jack experiences. Sex is just an escape which lets him release a little bit of steam, just enough to avoid a total and explicit meltdown, but alas duty to his dead relationship gets in the way and he feels tremendous guilt and anxiety.

A lot of people find themselves in this situation, they find sex disgusting because it goes against etiquette, against religious sainthood, it’s a depravity which erases righteousness, but sex is a natural need for the psychological, emotional and spiritual well-being of a human being. So a double life full of masks may reduce the pain… The onslaught against sexuality is a big problem in itself, I explored a little bit on the topic here: Sexuality

Stone is the Archetype for the human being who actually tries to break the cycle of a meaningless existence, not just mask it with a new religion or some sexual thrill. In the beginning he’s just a permutation of Jack, a man full of distress who has no clue as to what to do with himself.

At some point he is reborn and breaks away from the Jack Archetype by actively seeking to destroy anything which hinders his progress and that included his toxic relationship with Lucetta. Sadly only a few are willing to go through Stone’s Archetypal process. A process where there is pain, a process where one has to come face to face with those inner demons… yet it’s very rewarding because it is a very liberating process which gives you psychological immunity towards society’s neurosis.

Most of the radio broadcasts are not meant to be taken in such a literal way nor are they meant to be interpreted as some organized religion jargon. They are allegories which concern the series of battles that the human being has to fight in their Inner Temple. They also point this dynamic taken to a macrocosmic level, in this case into the level of society whose foundations are completely rotten, but will use all sorts of masks. You could say you are listening esoteric christianity.

Another important detail is the constant atmosphere of noise. In one scene you see that stone finds himself listening to silence all of a sudden. Now this can be interpreted in different ways, depending on what school of thought you are using as a foundation. I’m not a big fan of “light meditation” that is to say I don’t deny the potential benefits of meditation, but not even for a second do I believe that just because you happen to meditate for a little while you reach total peace, nor do I subscribe to the idea of destroying the mind because it’s inherently evil like some new age and some eastern approaches like to teach.

So I’ll give my personal view on the concept of noise and silence within the film:

All that noise is a symbolic representation for the constant bullshit chatter in most people’s minds which is created by social conditioning and people’s own stupidity/ignorance. It’s that noise which wants you to consume stupid shit, to follow tyrannical laws, to suppress any authentic expression of yourself so you can wear a coat of righteousness and decency, the noise which makes you live in constant guilt. Stone finds himself in this situation until he tries to apply the teachings of Zukangor and he listens to silence.

In my opinion that’s not so literal, you know it’s not like you’ll go to a concert and you’ll hear absolutely nothing, rather you have spent enough energy on studying yourself and you have built so much psychological immunity that you can still hear the noise/sound, but it doesn’t affect you in any way unless you desire to be affected by it. In a sense this is an expression of authentic self-consciousness.

All in all I think the film is a brilliant mix between psychological, spiritual, esoteric and societal ideas and dynamics. It is a film which should be watched by anyone who is truly serious about walking the path of Self-hood.

On Letting Go

Letting go is a common idea within some spiritual disciplines and some so-called spiritual disciplines, it’s also a popular idea within the alternative media scene. From what I’ve seen, it is something that many people who are interested on this idea fail to understand, mainly because they try to force this experience in one fell swoop or because they try to become their guru or emulate someone else.

I feel it’d be way more easy for people to grasp this idea intellectually and also start to actually letting go if they would focus on getting rid of social conditioning first and foremost.

I think this can be something which can be given a really deep analysis with many factors meeting at some point. Right now I’ll just make a brief exploration of some of its layers.

As I said, getting rid of social conditioning in a gradual manner can be very helpful and the following should be contemplated:

We are being attacked, by different means. Attacks which target different dimensions of our Self, sometimes they may attack multiple dimensions. Seemingly there is a double think tactic being used against us and to some extent we go on replicating it.

Examples:

Theories of evolution are in conflict with religious ideas, yet you are being asked to believe in both. But you must not try to solve this conflict, experts in each field will do it for you.

We are being oversexualised by the current out of control narcissistic culture. Since you are a little kid you are being invited to enter sex… yet there are social, religious, and political views which demonize sex, any and all forms of sexual expression are quickly suppressed. Both narratives clash within us and yet we are deemed too stupid to figure it out for ourselves, so the establishment will take care of it.

We are being told how politics is flawed and needs reform while at the same time the cultural spheres will encourage you to worship key politicians as all-mighty godly saviours. You are not supposed to ask why.

We are being told to be against any and all forms of violence, yet you are encouraged to support legal mercenaries in their patriotic mass murder missions. You need no wonder why, it’s the way it is.

So you see, the establishment uses this form of conflicting dialectic to obfuscate and confuse the “unworthy”, it get’s even more nasty because both sides of the dialectic are usually full of shit. This dynamic is repeated over and over again – it has been going on for what? millennia? millions of years?- to the point where severe trauma is created within the tormented individual, the repetition of this practice so frequent that at some point the population will just go on replicating it. Indeed the prisoners watch the prisoners, no one trusts each other… the prisoners themselves will at times crush rebellions which may arise from within their own ranks. Pretty pathetic and sad.

To a large extent this stuff creates a heavy inner conflict and people just go trough life completely unaware of their inner predicament, not to mention that people on this planet are on survival mode even if they don’t really need it, one of the reasons for an out of control ego… Indeed making peace with death can be effective for healing, but I may be digressing here.

The emotional part is crucial to understand, again you have a dialectic where people are bombarded with emotional garbage while at the same time they are encouraged to be heartless drones seeking success. Isaac Asimov was a sci-fi writer, but in his Foundation series he created a character called “The Mule”. Some hideous thing and extremely weak in physical terms, but this character had an overwhelming power. He could control the emotions of other beings at will, not even their thoughts, but their emotions. So powerful this tool was that this weakling went on to build a galactic empire.

What’s worse in all of this is that the system doesn’t care about people’s emotional well-being, but it’ll pretend it does so you are provided with psychiatrists and pseudo-psychologists. People who are a mess themselves and who think that helping you to re-adapt to the system is the answer.

Getting rid of emotional baggage is crucial, it even takes a toll on the physical body to a lesser or greater degree. If you observe for a while you’ll notice your body gets tense and your minds tries to shut itself down whenever a link with some disturbing experience is established. Sometimes in can be really difficult to relax your body if you don’t pay attention to this stuff.

Getting into a deeper layer:

It has to be understood that there is something very real which is called over-identification with X idea, object, belief system. There are different degrees and scales to this phenomenon, for example the scientific paradigm is highly materialistic. For modern science the physical body is the beginning at the end, there’s nothing beyond an ephemeral physical existence, the complexity of the human organism and human behaviour are the result of random arrangements of unintelligent atoms. This in turn can cause people to be very anxious and scared about death and in a sense they enter into survival mode.

You can also see people who worry a lot about what other people think about themselves, sometimes this is taken to soap opera extreme where person A knows that B knows that C knows that D knows. Basically people start to become paranoid and see everyone else as the enemy who is constantly plotting against them, the reach of this paranoia is really big, I mean modern society is strongly based on this. When you contemplate this phenomenon you can realize that this is nothing more than mere mind games with one’s self, a play between one’s own insecurities. Most of the time there’s nothing going on with other people and even if they were thinking ugly things about you… what does it matter? But then you have a problem… most people know that A knows that B knows that C knows, ad infinitum.

Basically there’s a sense of false identity which at first is created by a neurotic society and its cultural paradigms, a constant rain of external stimuli where self-contemplation is seen as stupid and cheesy. This is something which many teachers have missed in ages past, not so much because they were oblivious to it, but because there was a lack of terminology. This is where psychology comes in and the process of getting to know those artificial and useless concepts/ideas becomes easier. It is much more easier when psychology is implemented than when you just go to some far away eastern land and sit with some teacher and become extremely frustrated because you don’t have a liberating experience.

Now you have to be careful when you talk about identification with the mind and body, I think the term over-identification is better suited to describe it. What some teachings seek to communicate is that your body is not the ultimate reality and that your mind is just one of the aspects of Self, but it is out of control. This is where the western esoteric tradition works for me because it is known that your body is the tomb of your soul, yet it is extremely sacred. Meaning that your body is very useful because it is a means to perfect your “higher aspects”. In the western tradition it is idiotic to think the body is the ultimate aspect of humans and at the same time it is idiotic to see the human body as something useless.

There can also be fine lines in the idea of letting go. You could “let go” of everything and become a cold being or you could “hold” everything dear to you and become someone who is obsessed and neurotic. So along the way you have to develop a sort of extra-sensorial skill where you will know what are the things that you must let go and what other things are important to hold close. There are degrees to this because sometimes a certain perception can be really useful for a certain length of time, but there comes a time when this sane experience may become cancer.

Now you must not confuse letting go with escapism, it is one thing to let go of things because you have an understanding of them and their effects and it’s something completely different to pretend there’s nothing holding you down. By the same token it is one thing to embrace ideas or things because you have an understanding and it is something completely different to embrace things because you are trying to fill some void. Again there are fine lines in all of this and ultimately it’s up to the individual to get attuned to all of this.

As for my earlier remark about Death:

Now that’s a way to see Death and I find it to be true, but there are layers to this. In the western esoteric tradition it is known that in a sense Death is a means towards evolution. Everything in the Cosmos seems to go through Death. Things die because only then can consciousness adopt new forms of expression to evolve. An apple seed contains the potential the become a big tree, yet there’s a sort of Omega point within the tree form and so it must die so it can adopt a higher and better form. So the seed of an apple which eventually becomes a tree can become a human and Death is the portal between one form and the other. So you see getting to know the dynamics of Death can also help you to become saner, just as realizing that to an extent you are never born… at least not in the conventional sense which has been fed to humanity through history.

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