From: "Harvey Newstrom" <mail@HarveyNewstrom.com>
> This experiment is something else I didn't understand. Is this related to
> the challenge for liberals to provide aid and comfort to their ideological
> enemies? Are they the same experiment?
No, not at all. This experiment has nothing whatever to do with ideology. In
fact, it's the diametric opposite of ideology, and involves looking beyond the
word-dominated world. What you find by turning your back on the mythology
generated by our social order is so profound that one feels like sharing it
(presumptuous though this may be perceived) because it indicts the
word-manipulated mass of humanity and demands a kind of civil disobedience,
which means living in harmony with our inner heroic nature and not according
to the intimidation and demands of ideology.
Rediscovering your natural individual sovereignty and your right to think for
yourself by stripping away the false programming of organized policy,
abandoning all belief systems, embarking on a path of honest observation,
sincere investigation, and choiceless awareness, is what this experiment
The idea that anyone can give you "the truth" is as absurd as imagining that
someone else can take a bath for you. As Kabir (one of my favorite rational
poets) has written, "All that is essential is direct experience of reality."
My intention is to share the way to this experience. (I'm directing folks to
the bathroom, so to speak.) Direct experience of reality is the way to
Useless hypotheses, etc.:
consciousness, phlogiston, philosophy, vitalism, mind, free will, qualia,
analog computing, cultural relativism, GAC, Cyc, Eliza, and ego.
Everything that can happen has already happened, not just once,
but an infinite number of times, and will continue to do so forever.
(Everything that can happen = more than anyone can imagine.)
We won't move into a better future until we debunk religiosity, the most
regressive force now operating in society.
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