( .. or, 'the pros among the pros among the pros don't just cure symptoms; they treat the cause' .. )
" .. patience, there are some things a man can't ride around. Then again .. maybe he can .. "
- from support your local gunfighter
".. art is art, no matter what language it's in.."
Agoraphobia – digitopia.
Coma is haiku
Needle skipping on vinyl
Time IS money. Life #imitates art. Monkey see – what you do.
The future [marketed]
Eclectic identity, feasting on you and me.
Calibrations of invocations.
SPAT! Goes the rebel ant. Slipping along the icy streets of the agenda.
.. perhaps the best we can do is to try to say at the end of the day, "I have not betrayed the Way.."
"Don't let others tell you what to do.. or lead you in other
directions than the one you want. You know best who you wanna be. And
you become that person .. even if it means you're on your own.."
- from chosen
.. today, & everywhere we look, we see band-aid solutions to deep-seated & arguably even time-honoured problems..
.. this isn't to say that everything & everyone shouldn't be "audited", explored for issues that could be snowballing into the major challenges we face today; on the con trary, we insist that everything & everyone should be examined closely, but we must likewise insist that hard & fast solutions to issues on an entirely different level will most likely cause as many new problems as they resolve, & that's if they help any to begin with ..
.. nor is it to suggest that such solutions shouldn't be adopted, if they do indeed seem to be effective .. again, the opposite is surely the case; we should change as many habits, routines, behaviors & decisions as seem to be causing a beneficial & positive effect ..
.. but in the long term, & to ultimately resolve these issues that today are facing us as individuals & as a collective in an unavoidable way such that we can no longer defer or delay dealing with them, what is really needed is a phase change, a new (or perhaps a very old) perspective that changes our whole outlook on reality, the world & everything in it..
.. we have no intention of spelling out such a solution here, & moreover we will underline that this is not a cop-out or some attempt to skirt the big issues. rather, it is simply that that's a major part of the problem in the first place, to wit the assumption that it is simply a matter of going to some specialist who will dictate for you what you need to do & then you can simply follow these simple instructions & not have to worry or think about it too much ..
.. no .. we each must be prepared to take the initiative to do what is necessary, & not to defer it or delay or wait for someone else to do what we want or need for us .. actually, that's literally what response ability means, & it is surely sacred & inviolable ..
.. in other words, what is needed is for each person to examine their lives for themselves, & to determine what it is about it that makes it worth living, & what they can do without .. where their heart is, & what they can do to get closer to it .. indeed, to the extent that one can stay focused on these important questions, & the more they do so, the clearer the solutions will present themselves & the easier they will become to adhere to ..
.. & while we may not prepare a prescription that can simply be aped or imitated, we can certainly outline salient features, or describe certain characteristics, of such solutions to these pressing problems that are increasingly impossible to avoid; nay, it is our con sidered perspective that it's our response ability to do so, & now more than ever ..
.. to paraphrase an old master, it isn't the shit you ate that'll get you, it's the shit you regurgitate..
.. they can't beat you if you got spirit(s), kid .. even if they be an army ..
.. & yea, I'm still fighting; to the death & beyond it, if they'll let me..
.. ultimately one's reactions are only partly under one's con trol .. but that doesn't mean one should be determined by them ..
.. the truth is that once you gnow the truth, people actually become afraid of you; that's why people are afraid of gnowing the truth ..
.. maybe if I had(n't)..? .. but maybe never ends..
Over embankments of snow
The lotus springs in muddy water
And a truth rained down from a cloudless sky
folktales channeling through the shores, and caverns of the soul.
Perfect bubbles of prajna, with nothing to burst
A pearl - nestled – in a blossom violin – directing the raindrops.
Waves of sentient beings, waves of dharma, words of karma.
Soft tears dance and laugh down my brow.
Waves of compassion, the raft to shore.
The Sciences, in their numerical geometric bases ultimately present themselves in various useful realized outcomes that stem as consequences of their logics, and which must have some foundational bit of truth in order that they may realize themselves in the forms of useful machines. These logics are ultimately found in notional constructions abstracted from environmental appearances, and that being “environment” must have “real” or independent existence as conjoint understandings, or mental constructs, shared amongst all people (of) homo sapiens; which meaning “same thought(s)” leads to another thought, or “hetero sapiens”.
These physicalities that can be taken to hand are the visible, semi-visible, and invisible external manifestations of internal logics. The logic is first noticed in the environment, whereupon the patterns are subsequently put into rational order such that those patterns can be geared, so to speak, and mankind can turn the wheels on which those patterns spin. As facts are noticed at the same time as a paired set containing both an internal and external state of affairs, there are thus two sides of our psychophysical equation.
First of all the objects of sense must be regarded as external, even the feelings of one’s own body - second, the entirety of creation must be considered in its fullness as contained within the mind proper. As this equation fluctuates between these two poles, the activity of pattern recognition has its beginnings and ends in both of these two states. The internal realization is dependent on external stimuli and the external manifestation is subsequently structured by mental activity. Having thus structured the world in some form according to the received patterns of stimuli, the inclinations of the senses and the mind lead to each individual noticing, or not noticing, things that are peculiar to them in some way, as our reactions to stimuli are not the same.
As localized groups receive more or less equivalent influx of information from the environment, and response curves are approximately equal amongst homo sapiens, patterns in the environment structure themselves into schools of thought, which are themselves ways of interacting with the external world that prompted them as reactions, if not of the self (itself) than of the array of ways in which it is possible to move (things).
Thus there have arisen, at various times throughout human history, various sciences peculiar to the people and environment in which those sciences were fomented. Prior to the current near homogenization of science, the sciences, being both temporally and geographically disjoint, were numerous; with overlaps in the spanning of their lives, and overlaps in the cultural exchange amongst peoples located in whatever counted for near proximity at their lifetime.
As the human history grows into the future, there always exist a Whole-Damn-Lot of people each with their own jobs, hobbies, and thoughts. Some of the individual personalities alive at any given time have a clearer vision of themselves and the world that we exist in - and they are the great artists, statesmen, philosophers, mathematicians, engineers, musicians and orators (etc. …).
Where we are now, with the accoutrements of machinery that surrounds us, somewhat at our command, yet active in ways that usually escape attention, is the product of the past: thoughts, and decisions that were made regarding those thoughts. The greats, who in great measure dictate the structures within which the masses of humanity operate, are not always prone to agreeing - and in those cases, the various schools falling under varied leadership then seem always to have gone into competition of one sort or another.
These thoughts and structures that are made manifest through human hands are ultimately given life by people and fall and fade as people and empires do. The management of people through war, education, finance, and eugenics are thus the instruments whereby a school of thought extends its range. Be it clear that the schools of thought have (at least) been at war, or uneasy peace, throughout recorded history. These points of contention in the history of mankind amongst the varied schools of thought are both cultural bifurcation points and bifurcation points in our human lived environments: social / economic / legal / actual physical structures, etc. - including machinery.
There are, however, records of the trajectory that led to today, as well as the could have been trajectories, those being the paths upon which we humans could once have chosen to trod. The longest running accessible form of these records is the written word, although there were before then, oral traditions passed on through the generations, some of which exist in a form today, but to various degrees changed through the ages according to the telephone-game conjecture. In these records, there exists scientific literature from the past that the mainstream of science has passed by, or even tried to cover up; as those other lines of thought were thought to be contrary, although they are really complementary, to the opinions on the facts that were discovered, elucidated, and communicated by the now victorious schools of thought over their less martial rivals.
As exoteric, or openly visible and easily knowable sciences, since they are taught in publicly available schooling, are, as such, dominant in the mass mind and the movement of its hands and lips, we have one more or less prominent external manifestation of the human mind and its reasoning process: the Western pattern primarily as elucidated by the people of the British Isles, who spread their open world-view through the machinations of Empire. The fact that its material consequences, in the form of useful machines, were readily accessible and understandable, and provided large commercial value led to a quick uptake by the conquered nations - and the traditional sciences, being less inclined to be vehicles of trade, fell into the background - preserved only by an elite cultural core that kept close to roots that had already been hidden, even from their own people.
Because the British sciences were openly accessible to the materialistic thinking that is the foundational experience of humanity, and were taught in the universities opened by the Empire, a world-wide congerie of scientific workers formed, all focused in one mode of thought, or structure in which to understand or relate to the environment.
The esoteric sciences, on the other hand, have always been held jealously close to the breast of their keepers - who remained aware of their people’s ancestral roots. By being in the beginning, and in the after, already obscure, when the open sciences progressed in due measure, the secret sciences have fallen further into the past. Again, however, there are records - but they have not been easily accessible; even to those who for one reason or another thought to look for them in the first place. Not just the hidden early foundational sciences, but, as mentioned, thoughts at variance with the mass promulgations of Empire were also hidden: and so, “I practice my science in silence.”
.. Shades (thus named because black is the colour of the duat, the land of the dead, the spirit world if u will, & of Osiris-Guede, OG Lord of the Dead ..) walked between 2 worlds, the so-called waking world & the duat ..
.. in fact, the duat was a mirror world that intersected, overlapped, interplayed with this one at certain points, & at other points not .. a whole other reality, but one that was accessible to those who gnew how to get there ..
.. & from the perspective of that other world, many living in this, our supposed waking world, were the dead ones ..