Self-Improvement and Interesting Knowledge

We look in any direction and we see walls.
We look into the horizon and our eyes see a finite kind of termination to what is supposed to be infinite space; sort of like being stuck inside a snow globe.
We are told that this is the end of us,
that our eyes, our senses, can perceive only so far; that we have a limit and that this is it.
In our fiction we are told that something may be taking from us; that our power is being sucked from us… But what if we are the ones trapping ourselves?
What is the power the traps us within walls, within the cube of rationality? Who is the master, as the Zen koan goes, the makes the grass green?
It is us says the fighter. It is the secret King in us… Corrupted by the darkest cloud.
The fight is not with something Out There, it is in us!
The inner alchemist fights this fight,
it is a fight for the only thing worthy of us… Individuality and total freedom.

 

The fight is not Out There somewhere, it is inside of us. As I have told you over and over again in many of my books, the out there is not really Out There, it is only an illusion of perception, an illusion based on the rational conception of reality. The Out There is really inside of us, this is why the wave that I belong to is referred to as INNER alchemy, it is not the way of the Puffer, it is not the way of rationality and the illusion that endlessly traps us within a cage of external walls and hard objects.
To go within is to go without, this is the great secret.

My belief and the belief of the many others in a similar reality tunnel as my own, has always been that the biggest problem facing humanity is its inability to realize that we can be, that is we have access to, the possibility of being far more perceptually flexible.

 

And moreover, that such understanding and the use of this perceptual flexibility would solve a great deal of the current crisis that face humanity, because our perceptual perspective is HIGHLY limited.

 

This is so because the true problem for us as a species, lies in the fact that we are headed towards a great apocalyptic change, and that such a change, because of the rapidity of this change, which is implied then by the term apocalyptic, will continue to cause a great deal of human suffering, and will expand such suffering into areas that had hitherto been exempt from the massive and quick change that is now going on in most of the world; in other words the current global crises will increase and move into more and more stable areas.

 

But this fight against the coming tides is not a physical fight, it is not even an environmental one; what this fight is all about, whether some realize it or not, is a massive dogmatic fight of sorts, it is a fight between perceptive angles, that is perceptive reality points, angles; it is a Psychic War!

 

But this perceptive change, this apocalyptic divergence in perspective points of view, has been and will continue to be hijacked by an external power that pits human against human, creating battles between extremes of stupidity, instead of the balanced commingling of perceptively stable, that is logically accurate, points of order and contention that are meant to move the race forward in a positive way through time.

 

Make no mistake, this current war, and indeed it is a war, is a war that is really fought in the inner realms, in the collective subjective mass conscious of every human being on the planet. And it is here that we must engage it and struggle with it, not only for the mass of the world but for our own individual salvation.

 

In the immortal words of Blue Oyster Cult:

‘’you’re seeing now a veteran of a thousand psychic wars,

I’ve been living on the edge so long, where the winds of limbo roar.

And I’m young enough to look at, and far too old to see,

all the scars are on the inside.

I’m not sure that there’s anything left to me.’’

I posit to you that we are all energy.

I posit that we are all gradations, not in equal lot. We humans vary in brightness and power, we are like diverse fruit in a wild and treacherous jungle.

And I posit that we exist in a predatory world, a world full of beauty and balance, and yet a world full of the darkest danger.

There are shadowed and LIVING threats lurking in every pulsing pool of this darkness. Predatory life forms whose machinations and actions follow patterns and intents that are far beyond good and evil.

 

And we are merely pieces of glittering dust to them. We are the harvest that this darkness yearns for, in this crazy beautiful place we call planet Earth.

Surrounded by tooth and claw, war and government, we humans float on this blue gem that slowly moves across an endless Dark Sea. And as we whirl across the cosmos, oblivious to the infinity all around us, we refine ourselves. We grow in power through the many struggles and pressures, like rare and precious gems ourselves. And as we do so, we grow in power and change in form, we are not an equal lot and as such we become ever more delicious morsels for those that would feast on us…those that do already feast on us!

We humans are all trapped in a box now. We are food, we are all part of a giant soul machine, that is our lot.

 

But within that box other smaller boxes also exist, sometimes zipping across our skies like so many buzzing insects. They are smaller more refined engines, engines that run on a finer sources of fuel and that are able to sustain a more concentrated form of predatory life. These predators are tricksters, marauders, takers, stealers, enticers; looking for just the right fuel, just the right soul to take.

Fuel for soul machines some have become, those that stray from the safety of the herd, and those that are unfortunate enough to have found themselves at the wrong place and at the wrong time without defense.

 

These predatory takers, these tricksters, don’t technically come out of the boxes that fly through our skies. They use their boxes to come into this one: a box within the box. It is all in version you see, the boxes are actually doors: they are doors from one box to another!

And they use these doors to transport us from our larger prison into smaller ones, because they want us, they want to put some of us in smaller boxes, that’s the key. Corral the delicious beasts, those specs of shining dust, make that cage smaller, leave no room for escape. But only the special ones, the ones with just the right kind of energy that they desire…that they need.

 

But why?

Because we can be fuel for these engines, all these buzzing boxes in our space.

And so they trick us, teach us, manages, fill us with infinite promise and delight, in order to stabilize our energetic core, in order to entice us into the smaller boxes. Their biggest promise, and a true promise, albeit with grave consequences, is that they promise safety from the bigger box that we have just come from. They will say through different words, ‘’by going into this box, through these odd and delicious angles, you can escape the trap, the bigger box, that has trapped all humanity! You will be free of that box in our smaller cozy box.’’ They promise and they do not lie, but in that half-truth there is even greater enslavement.

 

Or at times they just take us, body and all, through diabolical force, when the special and unlucky find themselves alone and isolated from the human herds. And then when such unfortunate people are in those boxes, they seal the box in square the angles, so that those poor souls are forever trapped. The missing, the lost, the unreported… Those that have become fuel for soul machines.

I was asked:

I have difficulty maintaining my truth, these truths are fragile, and the truth of the other enters my head and I feel blocked, I even have trouble reasoning. Is there a defense?

 

My response was as follows:

This is a problem that we all have, and one that not too many people contemplate. What we think of as being our mind is often the mind of the collective, the mob mind that we all share as humans on this planet, and that mind is ruled, indeed fashioned, by the Archon!

 

But there is the possibility of finding your own you, the individual you. This individual you IS connected to the group mind, to all the many beliefs/memes, thoughts, emotions, fads of the time and of other times. But if you can learn to identify the real you underneath all of that noise, it is actually incredible to watch and feel all of these foreign thoughts, ideas, and impulses go through you. It feels like tides breaking against you and washing past you endlessly, freeing you from the collective.

 

To find your individual you, you have to pay more attention to your own mind; not try desperately to turn it off, or to pay attention to the outside world and the present only instead of what is going through it. You have to pay more attention to your mind, so that you can ‘tame it’ and put it in its place. It is really hard to do this at first because our attention span is short for the most part, and we tend to get lost in our thoughts in the same way that we fall asleep in our dreams. But if you just watch all of the thoughts, emotions, ideas, memories, feelings, images, etc., that are going across your mind all the time, you can eventually begin to see that underneath all of this. You can begin to see that there is a watcher, a being that is watching all of this, even watching you trying to watch yourself.

 

The watcher is the real you! Well, it is the individual part of you, the part that can learn to take action and do things independently of the mob mind, the part that can look for truths and see them over and over so that it does not forget who it is, it is the part of you that is free and an individual being.

 

Try to pay attention to all of the thoughts and impulses that go through your mind during the course of your day. Then slowly try to pay more and more attention to the part of you that is trying to pay attention to itself; pay attention to the watcher that is watching itself… Even watching itself watch itself.

 

There are many mysteries here, contemplate this fully.

I was asked to try to explain my notion of ‘eternal recurrence’, which is a concept that was used frequently by the philosopher Nietzsche, and which I have used at times to try to describe the trap of existence. the life and death cycle; how eternal recurrence means that we will live this same life endlessly, for all time. Specifically, I was asked about how this concept relates to reincarnation. I was asked:    Each time that we repeat the same life, do we make different choices within that same life? Or are the changes just inner changes?… Or both?

 

My answer was as follows;

such answers are difficult to explain because the mind has so much trouble with infinity. Often times such answers can only be perceived directly, but explaining them with words is very hard. I will do my best as this is really a great question and I thank you for asking.

 

Each moment in this one life, has within it and almost infinite number of probabilities. That is, in every single moment there are a near infinite number of things that you can do, but in this timeline (which we refer to as reality, real-life) you choose one, and you call that particular choice reality.

All other choices (that is actions in accordance with a possible probability) are dreams; they are possibilities that may have happened in your dreams but that never happened to you in real life, and each one of those choices leads to different roads that give you a slightly different life, from the perspective of the individuality that you are now. All those other lives though exist now, they are NOT just dreams, they are real now at this moment and forever, but to the conscious you, they are mere dreams at best, from your perspective. To the you in those other timelines though, you are the dream and they are the reality.

 

But each choice, no matter how diverse such a totality of an experience can seem to be from a human perspective, is in the end Limited. It will go no further than a birth and death, and no matter how diverse it may seem to a person that may have taken a different probable road, it is nevertheless a small and caged existence when compared to all that is possible.

So yes, each choice is made now, all is now, each direction is followed, each possible aspect of you is now in existence and will continue to exist, and in certain limited ways, it will seem to evolve forever because there is no past or future, there is only an infinite now point (linear time is an illusion). You, as the person that you are now, will do all the things that you will always seemingly want to do, and since all is now, you are and will be doing all of it, forever.

But here is the hard part, none will escape the Archon, none will escape life and death, unless one of those timelines escapes the Archon… But if one escapes then they all have escaped.

 

But if all choices are followed then one of those possible life timelines must escape the Archon and therefore they all escape the archon at some point, right?

Wrong, that is the trap, the illusion and the danger of invisible walls; none escape that do not escape the Archon, because escape is ‘not a probability’, it is an ‘energetic intentionality’. Intentionality and probability may seem like the same thing to an average person, but they are not; one is a trap, the other is freedom.

Inner alchemists try to make this timeline, which has already happened and is always happening as I have mentioned, be the timeline where they escape Eternal Recurrence. They do this, by among other things, uniting the conscious self with all timelines, and most importantly, by developing intentionality!

Contrary to the common New Age view, the world out there is not an illusion, but the reality is that we are only able to perceive a small fraction of it.

Even our most sensitive instruments cannot begin to perceive all that is going on around us.

These instruments can even give us a highly skewed interpretation of the world around us, because we tend to create instruments to perceive what we think we should see!

Realize then that wherever you are right now, there is far more going on around you than you could possibly imagine.

While it is possible that you could have a very large imagination, that imagination is still limited by your senses, because it is nearly impossible to imagine that which we can’t even conceive perceptually.

We live in an infinite world made up of the known and the unknown.

Our mistake comes from our insistence on trying to fit the unknown into rules that we have developed through the little that is known.

Instead of looking into the unknown with a broad perspective, we tend to look into it with a narrow focus, trying to see what we expect to see because of what we already know.

But the unknown is the unknown because it exists in a realm beyond our current perceptual and intellectual capabilities.

The only way that we will be able to make any headway into the unknown is by expanding our intellect enough, so that it is able to understand that the broad range of possibilities out there can only be assessed by swiping clean our current expectations.

What is the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything?
To Deep Thought it is 42.
But for an Inner Alchemists its,
‘’Don’t feed the churn, just ride the wave!’’

Which can be explained as follows:
The human world, and all the creations of this humanity that we are a part of, is far more complex than most would imagine.
In the simplest of terms, we could see humanity, each individual person, as a particle floating within a fluid. We can then further imagine that each one of these particles has the random possibility of creating an external churn, a kind of external paddling effect.
Now, if we take 8 billion such particles and imagine them to be in a relatively large fluidic container, to which we further add this random ability by each individual particle to have the potential to create a random amount of a churn ( turbulence or agitation) then we can see how these particles within this fluidic medium create over time different currents and waves that seem to create over time, an almost conscious or stable current. That is, even in this chaotic environment, this highly complex system, there will be a time when a kind of order is achieved; a current.
Humanity believes that this order (this current) is reality, and for each individual particle, no matter where it is positioned within this fluidic medium, it will (if we assume that this particle has a possibility of being somewhat conscious) believe that its position within the fluidic medium is the center of the universe and that this point within the medium also represents the actuality of reality (true reality). Each particle therefore experiences its own reality but is nonetheless affected by the current created by the entire fluidic mass. There are orders that look down on this mass. The current is of no consequence. The order is illusion (it is just a random event in time created in a complex system, and this order will change, IS constantly changing). All that matters to those higher orders is the churn and the strength of that churn.
As to where the inner alchemist fits in all this, they are like little surfers particles that ride those currents instead of feeding the churn. They spend lifetimes learning to master their surfing skills so that one day they may have the chance to fly right out of that fluidic medium that now traps them.

Upon such dramatic departures some inner alchemists may (or may not) quote luminaries like Douglas Adams by exclaiming, ‘’So long, and thanks for all the fish.’’

You can do just about anything in

this world that you want, as long

as you can focus your attention

long enough on that one outcome.

The techniques that I discuss in

my books and in some of my

articles are all possible if only you

are willing to dedicate the time

and effort (by which I mean the

prolonged focus of attention on this one thing).

Yes, it is possible that for some people

these techniques will take longer

to master than others, this is a

fact.

 

There are also others that will

run into beliefs as they focus their

attention, such as the belief that

all these skills are outliers in the

human population, that they are

difficult, and that they are for the

few. And faced with those negative

or counter beliefs, many will

give up.

 

But some will continue and

Will face those beliefs, change

them, and continue with their focus

on what they want.

 

That is the only difference

between those that get something

done and those that are only

willing to believe what the world

at large is telling them…instead of

what they can actually do!

The unknown, the occult, hides within self-imposed barriers. These self-imposed barriers are our beliefs; beliefs that are so powerful that we sometimes call them facts.

 

A particular fact for example is the notion that time is a sequential affair. That is, we all take it for granted that time extends in a linear fashion, where there is a past and a future, with us standing in the middle… A middle which we call the present moment. This is a fact, we believe.

 

What if we were to take a radical new approach to time?

What if we were to consider time as not existing in a linear sequence but as existing all at once?

Since time for us is so directly linked to space, but if we conceptualized reality as existing all at once within one point?

For a moment, try to conceptualize the idea that all things in the present, past, and future are existing now, all at once.

Any action that you took in the past to arrive at this present moment, and any future consequence from the actions of this present moment, exist now.

As a fun exercise, try to imagine time in this fashion now. Perhaps the next time that you go for a light stroll around the park, try to spend that time believing that there is only a now moment; that all action is happening now, whether that action seemed to be something in the past, or may seem to be something that you might do in the future. Imagine that all action and all reality that ever was or ever will be is happening now.

 

If we are good visualizers, we can begin to see time in a totally different way. Seeing time in this fashion, it becomes a lot harder to pin ‘reality’ down in our minds, and things can get a bit chaotic.

We can no longer use a linear sequence to try and pin down the course of our actions, and it becomes much harder to separate that which is within the personal subjective experience and that which is physical action, or physically present now. Time experienced in this way becomes much more a matter of intensities and far less a matter of self-imposed belief structures.

If this exercise is carried out long enough, the differentiation between the physical and the imagined becomes far more difficult; the real and the imagined become one.

While this may be chaotic at first, it can also provide an incredibly powerful way to allow a person to begin to understand the manifestational order of all reality, and how it is that the inner creates the outer.