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Overcoming the Nihilism of the Oligarchs- Part Three

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"Man has been corrupted by his symbols. Language has killed his animal." Kenneth Patchen

"Man is sick because he is badly constructed." Antonin Artaud

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The following is my defense of real Witches and Wizards, not the New Age fakes that make the Oligarchs grin.

Praxis

If you can see from experience that consciousness is not innately located in your brain, but can focus in the brain and other parts of the body; if you can see from experience that consciousness is not psyche, but can focus in different areas of psyche; if you can see from experience that body and psyche are not the same thing but are opposites that cannot exist separately; if you can see from experience that consciousness is neither body nor psyche but cannot exist separate from them; if you can see from experience that consciousness is the fusion of non-conscious body and non-conscious psyche; if you can see that the only division in your reality as a human being is that between consciousness and non-consciousness and that all non-conscious reality is moving toward consciousness in the form of the fusion of opposites; if you can see from experience that death cannot actually separate the non-conscious and conscious elements of you that as a whole are moving toward deeper consciousness then your fear of death will be replaced by a hunger for deeper consciousness and a desire to enter the realms on non-consciousness to transform them toward consciousness. No fear, only hunger for exploration and growth.

What I am offering at this point, in light of what was offered in Parts One and Two of this series, is a revolution. It is not merely a political revolution. It is a reality revolution. (Reality contains all of politics, but politics does not contain all of reality -- and a mercy it is.) I am anything but a naive person - I grasp quite well the implications of this statement. And the last thing I want is the support or agreement of people who don't really understand what I am saying. I am not looking for a 'following'. I am looking for equal friends that I can share my discoveries and realizations with. But I am obliged to frame this offering in such specific terms as I am using here because it will question some of the deepest assumptions that humanity carries. This includes some of the basic premises of established world religions and spiritual philosophies.

What must be understood from the beginning is that I am not a 'spiritualist', but I am also not a 'materialist' as those terms are used in the conventional exclusive sense. What I am going to offer here will reject and replace both of those views of reality. The revolution I am offering is not a hierarchical/vertical reality revolution; it is an equality/horizontal reality revolution. It is an evolution revolution that is not oriented in hierarchical terms of up and down but rather in horizontal terms of contraction and expansion and transformation as opposed to transcendence.

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Millennia-long hierarchical experience of reality has done radical damage to the human growth potential and brought us to the crisis position we are in. This is true of the most collective and most individual aspects of human existence. There are no hierarchical solutions to the problem of hierarchical experience. The only solution lies in finding inclusive coherence in transformation expansion and that is what I will describe here in Part Three.

Please take note of the word inclusive. It means nothing is left out or left behind. Spirit does not leave body or matter behind. In fact, spirit (non-material reality) does not even exist except in relation to body or matter. And there can be no real separation between the two. There is in fact no such thing as conscious 'disembodied spirit'. Even in death, there is no real separation between material and non-material reality. The belief that there is such a separation is a bias rooted in fear that distorts all religious and spiritual philosophy. The experience of being 'disembodied' is the result of losing consciousness of certain aspects of reality and is not a verification of the ultimate reality of transcendence. Transcendence is a merely relative experience that has no permanent reality.

Even if the oligarch nihilists succeed in bringing human civilization to horrific termination in hydrogen heat and nuclear winter that won't eliminate the fact of your responsibility for yourself; even if 'yourself' is then a nightmare of confused elements that has no self-recognition. You may no longer be John or Jane, but 'you' will be something. Once consciousness is it cannot be destroyed or separated from non-conscious reality. But do not mistake consciousness for persona. The person you are in the present world circumstance is itself only a circumstance that is not identical with consciousness. This persona-circumstance called John or Jane is an aggregation of bio-material and non-material transient forms that together form the root basis of consciousness. Please understand that I am absolutely not saying that these transient forms are illusory or meaningless or expendable. They are the very roots of your consciousness. Everything that exists plays an essential and permanent role in consciousness evolution. And we are evolving. We are not finished. In fact, we will never be finished. Our reality is itself that of becoming. And no rational compass can define (end or limit) this reality.

The oligarch nihilist feeds as a wurdulak (parent vampire) on its lower-ranking human family members -- it feeds on these humans who are finished realities with nowhere to go; humans who cannot become anything because they are already everything they can be (in their belief and not their real potential); humans who look into the endless future and see nothing new, only their own never-changing face; humans who cannot grow or evolve; humans who are soft, static, ripe, herded and ready to be consumed. Humans that cannot become.

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