The Spiritual Problem of the Modern Individual

Carl Jung explains how modern society has lost the foundations of religious dogma that provided essential, existential foundations for the human psyche. In the absence of such dogma, we need to dig within ourselves to discover spiritual meaning to dispel notions of existential futility.

Carl Jung and the Spiritual Problem of the Modern Individual

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Nature has the Answers

The last post discussed the life giving properties of water and alluded to how industrialised water management processes have stripped essential, life giving energy from a fundamental foundation of life on earth, water.

In addition to what we can learn from Viktor Schauberger’s life’s work, Masaru Emoto’s Secret life of Water reveals the magical properties of water when subjected to nature’s harmonious vibrations of energy.

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Water of Life

Water is pretty much taken for granted in the UK, except when there’s a hosepipe ban in high summer. We regard it as ubiquitous and mundane but as water has become privatised, metered and rationed around the world, its significance is beginning to penetrate popular consciousness. The cost of water is accelerating – at 20% per annum over the last three years in London (Thames Water is owned by an Australian consortium led by Macquarie Group).

But water has magical properties which not even those who steal it from the rest of us for profit understand. To them, it is merely another God or nature given commodity to be exploited for private gain. Water is a commons and arguably one of the most important but, beyond that, its properties could be harnessed for everyone’s benefit and the environment, in a world that was less focused on profit and competition.

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Structural Incentives Govern Behaviour

While we are distracted by the daily newsround which provokes fear, outrage and division, we continue to feed the predatory organism by succumbing to the incentives integral to the system. In this video, James Corbett talks to Derrick Broze about how we can opt out of the predatory system.

Derrick Broze on Opting Out of Technocracy
We all know the existential threat that technocracy poses to the human species. So what’s the solution to this problem? Joining us today to discuss this issue is Derrick Broze of TheConsciousResistance.com who has just published How to Opt-Out of the Technocratic State, a guide that eschews fear porn and emphasizes solutions to the encroaching technocratic tyranny.

In the discussion, and no doubt in Derrick’s new book, are various suggestions as to how to “disconnect” from the system, among which are the use of alternative currencies and means of conducting economic relationships.

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Democracy Illusion

Apologies. When I tried to find the following joke, I failed and made a poor attempt at retelling it. The intrepid Maggie found it for me and credit goes to Critical Thinker, Roger, who forwarded the joke. The original joke came from David Stevenson to whom I owe an even bigger apology for bastardising the original. So here it is, as told by David:

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Holocaust – Research or Denial?

In a growing number of countries, one can be imprisoned for questioning the alleged holocaust of 6 million Jews under the direction of Adolf Hitler during world war two, often referred to as the “good war“. To be characterised as a “holocaust denier” or, as a result, an anti-Semite, strikes to the heart of the trained human psyche. What other question is an imprisonable offence?

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Trapped

Contained within the third iteration of Critical Thinking’s analysis of political economy, published in January 2015, was the following image:

That was three years into our journey of discovery, since when the observations recorded in that iteration have been refined/sharpened and our understanding of the human condition has expanded.

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Think Context

Critical Thinking’s research and analysis revealed the limitations of abstraction which is how most people derive their understanding of the world – abstraction is how we’ve been trained to manage complexity, ie. if we are considering a complex issue or event, we’re wont to isolate the elements we can grasp or appreciate to focus on these to derive our opinions or views; often what we choose to abstract to justify our world view is determined by our ideological perspectives. Thus we ignore “inconvenient” evidence or information as irrelevant or wrong because it doesn’t “fit” with our world view. Furthermore, we tend to dismiss information from sources outside our cultural comfort zone, ie. from those with whom we feel we have little in common.

In the last post, I referred to how we’ve been trained out of our human essence to become aspiring consumers – in other words, we’ve been isolated from our fundamental context as individuals interacting with other individuals to form human bonds of common interest mandated by universal consciousness – we have lost the middle ground; as Laurie Anderson explains:

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Gulag Academia

A study of the effect of hierarchy on academic freedom and our consequent perceptions of reality has been uploaded to archive.org and is available as a PDF here.

Abstract

Purpose: Exposing the deficiencies of institutional hierarchies in academia which limit the potential for human creativity and understanding.

Design/methodology/approach: This paper is the product of non-hierarchical, self-organised learning following the methodology of CoCreative Learning (see Section 9).

Findings: Academia’s institutional hierarchy perpetuates ignorance of the current political economy which functions as a mechanism to farm humans and harvest the wealth they create.

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Beyond Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking at the Free University has just published the 7th and final iteration of its accumulated research and analysis of political economy, How we live – who rules, how and why?, which explains:

we are at a crossroads and faced with a choice; the choice will differ depending on where people are on their personal journey of discovery. Many have yet to reach the limits of critical thinking in exploring political economy to realise that there lies a world of possibilities beyond;

– events are coming to a head; dramatic changes to the fabric of global society are accelerating. The “powers that shouldn’t be” are preparing for the Cull.

How we live – Who rules, how and why? at archive.org

Below is the Abstract of the final iteration:

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