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6000
The nuclear mushroom-cloud is symbolic of id-release.


6001
Increasing violence, worldwide since 1945, is part and parcel of the id-release syndrome.


6002
The at-large id has no respect for bodies or any matters physical: The at-large id is purely spirit ... that is, pure will-energy.


6003
The essential self of an individual is the monad and its will-energy is the id.


6004
The id is the reservoir of all the will-energy of the Absolute. This reservoir may be drawn upon by any monad.


6005
The ability of a monad to draw upon the id-reservoir depends upon the degree of self-realisation of a monad.


6006
The greater the self-realisation of a monad, the greater its id-power.


6007
Each one of us is a member of the 'id-club', so to speak, and in good standing. Each of us can call on the full resources of the club at any time. All we have to do is to realise that we can do so, and to exercise the privilege.


6008
The strong bonds, between a popular leader and his/her followers, depend largely upon group id-arousal and group id-feeding.


6009
Propagandist group emotional arousals are id-arousals ... and they are occasions for group feeding on primaeval psychic force ... that is, for id-feeding.


6010
Byron, Napoleon, Wagner and Dostoievsky may have had psychopathic tendencies: Perhaps the id of these people had freer rein. Many geniuses were id-people.


6011
Uninhibited art may be described as id-art.


6012
The id is directly connected to our instinctive and emotional response mechanisms.


6013
Emotional appeals are considerably more effective than rational appeals, from a propagandist point of view.


6014
Propagandist rhetoric appeals directly to the id.


6015
Reasoned arguments rarely arouse the emotions ... that is to say, reasoned arguments rarely arouse the id.


6016
Popular leaders arouse the id and cause a flow of id-energy to surge within their followers.


6017
An arousal of id-energy has a powerful and even addictive effect upon a subject. An id-energy addict tends to return to the initial arousal circumstances and ambience for a repeat id-experience.


6018
When Nietzsche speaks of the will to power, he speaks of the id. He says that the will to power is essentially creative, and that it is never represented nor interpreted nor evaluated: The will to power is that which interprets, evaluates and wills.


6019
The id is both creator and destroyer.


6020
Thought subserves the will-energy ... that is, thought subserves the id.


6021
The problem of critique is the value of values ... that is, the problem of the creation of values. Nietzsche saw that a philosophy of values had to be a critique.


6022
The id immediately summates and immediately acts: It is primaeval action which is, in a strange sense, personified: It is a kind of deified will-energy.


6023
Nietzsche surmises that the will to power may be the basic energy of the whole cosmos.


6024
The Sanskrit and yogic term for the id is 'shakti'.


6025
For every thing there is a sufficient reason why it is so rather than otherwise. (This is the principle of sufficient reason).


6026
For every thing and every event, an infinite number of rationales may be adduced.


6027
All parts of knowledge are interconnected, and every judgement is connected with every other judgement, and every activity is connected with every other activity. Existence is both various and integral.


6028
Scientific methods may achieve acceptably certain conclusions, but not incontrovertibly certain conclusions.


6029
No thing can be logically proven in terms of itself ... and, as all is Absolute and of itself, no thing can be proven.


6030
The term 'truth' has both spiritual and social usage and value, but no scientific usage or value.


6031
The meaning of a proposition is the method of discovering whether it is true. (This is the principle of verification).


6032
True' is an evaluative term, meaning 'good to believe'.


6033
The truth of any thing is its usefulness.


6034
The word 'true' is a signal of assent which functions in a similar way to the word 'yes'.


6035
The phrase 'is true' is used to confirm or endorse a statement or proposition.


6036
A 'truth' is that which is acceptable to, or consistent with, a point of view.


6037
Truth does not prefer this over that, or categorise right and wrong: Truth is the spirit of the whole, and its beautiful pristine clarity is that of the Absolute.


6038
The combination of practicality and noble ideals was a powerful and popular aspect of stoicism. The stoic sage eschewed emotional devices.


6039
Since virtue depended on knowledge, the stoics sought to develop a theory of knowledge.


6040
The sceptics hold that there is no distinguishable mark between true and false perceptions ... and that there is no criterion of judgement.


6041
The stoics regarded nature not with scientific curiosity but with a kind of religious awe.


6042
To the stoics, all existence is an original single being ... and all things and expressions are modes of the single being.


6043
The stoics stated that the wise man wants only what he can achieve ... and thus he can always achieve what he wants. The cynics held a similar point of view.


6044
The interest of the stoics in logic was mainly to perfect arguments in support of their beliefs.


6045
Deontology is the philosophical position which regards duty and obligation as fundamental to the understanding of morality.


6046
Any system of logic is an abstraction from reality and is a tool which may assist us to think, live and survive successfully. As a tool, a system of logic is essentially instrumentalist in its function.


6047
True/false is to logic what right/wrong is to mathematics. Truth or falsity, in both cases, flow from definition and arrangement of terms. Both logical and mathematical methods reveal consistencies and inconsistencies of meaning and arrangement ... but the methods themselves add nothing to content.


6048
Structuralists claim to uncover hidden unconscious structures beneath surface meanings. Structuralists attempt to create a science of sign-meanings (or of meaning-signs). Logical positivists, reductionists and cognitive scientists may be classed as structuralists.


6049
The modern flood of communications has a confusing 'Babel' effect on social cells of authority. Ideas (as to questions, problems and solutions) proliferate within and around the social cell; agreement among decision-makers is harder to attain and maintain; and an increase of communications osmosis (from within to outside the cell), erodes confidentiality and enables opponents to exercise destructive leverage against the cell.


6050
All cells of authority are being weakened, as social chaos accelerates.


6051
Need for information acts as a 'sink', which pulls information in.


6052
Knowledge is important to prediction science ... but only if we know what knowledge is. The philosophy and science of the nature of knowledge is of major importance.


6053
Existence may be likened to a complex jigsaw puzzle.


6054
Each jigsaw part of existence is important ... but only if we have the whole jigsaw picture and can understand where the part fits in.


6055
Existence is not like just one jigsaw puzzle: It is like an infinite number of jigsaw puzzles which are all inter-linked. Happily, each part of each picture provides clues to the whole.


6056
As the whole jigsaw assemblage takes shape, we gain a new scenario, a new enlightenment, and a new language.


6057
It is often helpful, in prediction science, to posit propositions on both sides of any question. (Note: This practice dates back to the Greek sceptics, and probably earlier).


6058
As our species develops, it develops both itself and its environment ... not as a duality but as an integrality.


6059
The political world is being engulfed by the communications world. Politicians and bureaucrats hold their powers tenuously and precariously, in face of the mounting flood of communications.


6060
The communications flood tends to invalidate political leadership and political power.


6061
Prediction science is primarily about what we perceive and what we will perceive.


6062
How things are perceived now, affords clues as to how things will be perceived in the future.


6063
Every voice is the voice of the Absolute. Every word is the word of the Absolute ... and that we may judge it good or evil has no effect on its provenance.


6064
Existence is like a complex jigsaw puzzle which is all in pieces ... and people look at it and say it is too difficult to understand. But, when the puzzle is put together and is complete, people look at it and say it is not so difficult to understand after all.


6065
There is no duality of God/man: God and man are one. Nor can man set himself against the will of God, for God's will and man's will are one.


6066
Nevertheless, to believe in a God/man duality enacts that duality in thought and behaviour.


6067
He, who wishes punishment of another, brings punishment upon himself.


6068
God is wholly in each person: Shall I seek to punish God?


6069
A society may punish its members, but individuals may not punish each other.


6070
Jesus said 'if you knew me, you would know my Father also'. If one knows the Son, one knows the Father and the Holy Ghost. One is either spiritually aware or unaware.


6071
Most of us are unaware that our race is undergoing metamorphosis to spiritual state ... but this metamorphosis is nevertheless taking place, whether we are aware of it or not.


6072
It is paradoxical that it is we ourselves who are causing this metamorphosis, of which we are largely unaware.


6073
That, which is able to create a physical race and universe, is able also to create a spiritual race and universe.


6074
Those, who have experience of the spiritual life, have no difficulty in accepting the existence of a spiritual race and universe.


6075
Those, who have no experience of the spiritual life, have difficulty in accepting the existence of a spiritual race and universe which is unknown to them. To speak in spiritual terms to the non-spiritual is to speak a different language.


6076
We sense communally, as a race; we sense genetically, as our genes enable us to sense; we sense absolutely, as the first and only sensors; we sense creatively, as designers and makers.


6077
We are, at once, the Absolute and the agents of the Absolute; we are the species; we are the agent-monads of the Absolute; we are the id.


6078
Our living race is a vast democratic community ... one organism upon its void ... and we do as we may, in our own sovereign way.


6079
We are transfinite beings: Finity is of our infinity: Time and space are of us ... and we enform and metamorphose as we will.


6080
We are becoming consciously aware of what we are, as we enter our imago phase: We, which gestated and pupated, are now taking wing.


6081
Life on Earth has, throughout evolutionary history, shown an unlimited ability to change its forms so as to survive in changing environmental conditions. It is now posited that life on Earth also has unlimited ability to change its environmental conditions.


6082
Life on Earth changes its environmental conditions in order that it may change its forms. Metamorphosis is now perceived not as a reactive factor but as a leading factor in the evolutionary process.


6083
Life decides to change its forms: It does not have its changes imposed upon it.


6084
We metamorphose (evolve) to meet the conditions which we ourselves create.


6085
We change our bodies and our environment at race-will.


6086
All of what we see is personal input ... largely of a genetic kind. Our species sees things that we expect to see ... that we have learned as a species to see ... that we are genetically disposed/able to see.


6087
Our species determines what it sees.


6088
We see genetically ... that is, we see what our genes enable us to see.


6089
It is the same with all the senses ... we hear, feel, taste, smell and see what we want to hear, feel, taste, smell and see.


6090
All sensed variations of the environment are of our creation.


6091
All forms and distinctions and differentiations are of our creation.


6092
All phenomena of physics are of our creation.


6093
All phenomena of thermo-dynamics are of our creation.


6094
We create the concepts of time and space.


6095
We, the living species, create the light-speed constant, light variations, brightness, darkness, colours, heat and cold.


6096
We, the living species, are of the absolute oneness, and all expressions of the oneness are of our creation.


6097
We create on a blank screen, as it were, and we sense as we create, and sense what we create.


6098
Perception is a shared, racial, genetic ability.


6099
What each and every human perceives affects what every other human perceives.


6100
As a race, we perceive what we want to perceive, what we expect to perceive and what we are genetically equipped to perceive.


6101
The science which is the most promising and pivotal for philosophy is the science of perception.


6102
A visual perception has the same status as an hypothesis. As our assumptions change, our perceptual hypotheses change.


6103
As we change our assumptions, our paradigms change ... that is, the way we see things changes.


6104
Every act of perception is a creative act: We see what we assume to be there to see, and we assume creatively. Our assumptions are creative visualisations and, more generally, creative sensations.


6105
The act of perceiving a work of art is every bit as creative as the work of art itself. That Van Gogh's art is far more appreciated now, than during his lifetime, may indicate that the public's creative appreciation of his art has developed during the intervening years. It takes two to tango, so to speak: The artist and his public is, in a sense, an art-integral.


6106
As sight is far more creative than the other senses, this may account for why the sense of sight has evolved to a greater degree than other senses, evolutionally.


6107
Over half of the human cerebral cortex is concerned with the sense of sight.


6108
We think what we will to think. The content of our thought is primarily a matter of will ... that is, of decision. The processes of reason add nothing to content.


6109
In thought, will predominates over reason.


6110
A predictor is a watcher, a listener and a thinker: He is a receiver of information, a processor of information and a projector of information. The methodology of this network indicates that it should be read and interpreted as a whole. The implied caveat is that it could be misleading to take one or two propositions out of the context of the whole. We need not one vector on the future but many.


6111
Often, one proposition is not adequate to the truth.


6112
Some propositions are more extensible than others. Some are safe to extend and build upon, and others are unsafe.


6113
Obstacles are opportunities for developing new skills and for honing existing skills.


6114
To perceive something as an insurmountable obstacle is to identify a weakness or shortcoming in oneself ... for, to a highly competent person, there are no insurmountable obstacles.


6115
A ploy is a way of overcoming an obstacle. To a resourceful and competent person, an infinite number and variety of ploys are available.


6116
Our conscious self is like the tip of an iceberg: Most of our self is sub-conscious. Our sub-conscious self makes its own obstacles ... but our conscious self may feel that the obstacles are imposed from without. In this case, self-deception is advantageous.


6117
A liability may be used as an asset. A builder of my acquaintance had a terrible stutter but, with a great effort, he could partially control it ... and, when in negotiations he wanted more time to think, he deliberately continued to stutter until he had his answer ready.


6118
A liability may be converted into an asset. A printer of my acquaintance had a quick-fire anger but, after years of trying, he was able to control it ... and, on many occasions, I observed him turning it on and of, using it to advantage.


6119
When accounting, I sometimes saw plant and inventories listed as assets when, in my opinion, they were better classed as liabilities.


6120
To a spiritual person, physical or commercial assets may be liabilities.


6121
A philosopher, such as Plotinus, may see all things as advantageous ... that is, as assets.


6122
A good businessman may be said to be one who is able to take advantage of liabilities ... and to treat them as opportunites ... and to capitalise upon them.


6123
An obstacle may be seen as a liability or as an opportunity ... as a step-riser which, once taken, raises one to a higher level.


6124
As information randomises, confidentiality of information becomes more and more difficult to achieve ... and personal privacy becomes increasingly eroded.


6125
Our living species (all Earth life) has developed itself. How can it do this? It is able to do it because it is a transfinite being, which creates timelessly. The answer to the question 'what created the first organic molecule?' is that the living species, itself, created it.


6126
We (Earth life) are a self-made, absolute, transfinite species, which makes itself and its environments.


6127
Our species (Earth life) was not pre-dated by time and space: Our species has made time-space, as milieu for expression.


6128
What astronomers see, with their ever more powerful instruments, is what we (as a species) are able to see, ready to see, disposed to see and willing to see: What we create, we see.


6129
A major error, which seekers of knowledge are making, is to assume that our environment is outside of our species and separate from our species, and that time-space, physical laws and physical phenomena are separate and independent of our species.


6130
It is very important to comprehend and fully grasp the fact of our transfinity ... and what transfinity is and what its implications are.


6131
Our transfinity does not mean that everything is predetermined: It does mean that present thoughts and actions affect all past and future thoughts and actions.


6132
Our transfinity emphasises our integrality ... that is, our oneness.


6133
Our transfinity emphasises the importance of the here-now.


6134
We have power now, over all our past and all our future.


6135
Transfinitely, the here-now has no exclusions.


6136
As a race, we have created ourselves as we are now, and we may create ourselves to be whatever we will ourselves to be.


6137
We may concentrate our thoughts on transfinite concepts, and realise that finite thinking is lacking in realism and is very restrictive.


6138
While we continue to think in finite terms, we restrict our knowledge within finite parameters.


6139
Our transfinity means that our finite body is only one aspect of our being ... and that our being is essentially timeless.


6140
Our transfinity is our spirituality. Transfinity and spirituality are fact, not fiction.


6141
Thinking, attitudes and actions, which are presently of the finity paradigm, will change radically when the switch is made to the transfinity paradigm.


6142
Those, who fully realise their transfinity, find that their life is unlimited ... and they view their body as a useful tool but not as the 'be all and end all'. Life takes on a completely new perspective.


6143
A realised transfinite person tends to be more tolerant, empathic and understanding.


6144
An implication of our transfinity is that our creative abilities are not confined to finite and physical things.


6145
It is for us to determine what we will create. Awareness of our transfinity enables us to create transfinitely.


6146
Transfinity extends the parameters of our senses and we may develop them to perceive non-finitely and non-physically.


6147
We (our species) create our senses: It is for us to determine how we sense and what we sense.


6148
Transfinitely aware people have the ability and the privilege of creating transfinite forms and universes.


6149
Transfinitely, creative imagination and fictions are as real as physical experience and non-fiction.


6150
The transfinite aspects of a person are infinitely greater and infinitely more important than the finite aspects of a person.


6151
We can punish a person's finity but we cannot punish a person's transfinity.


6152
We may control the finite aspects of a personality but not the transfinite aspects of a personality.


6153
We may perceive a person in finite dimension or transfinite dimension, or partly one and partly the other.


6154
Only by becoming aware of our genetic programming can we gain the ability to de-programme ourselves and free ourselves of genetic constraints and biases.


6155
An implication of our transfinity is that this physical phase may more easily be perceived and accepted as being transitional to a non-physical phase.


6156
Physically destructive wars, civil violence, hard drugs and diseases such as AIDS may be aspects of a syndrome of racial metamorphosis, from a finite phase to a transfinite phase.


6157
All things finite are subsets of the transfinite mainset ... and the finite subsets are subsets of convenience which may be changed or eliminated without any loss to the mainset. Consequently, conservation of finite things becomes downgraded in importance, as people realise that truly nothing is ever lost.


6158
The essential self of each person is a monad ... a sovereign, inviolable, transfinite being. When we realise that we, ourselves, are transfinite beings, we realise also that we are integral with all existence ... with all that is. When we completely realise this, we enter upon our full inheritance as absolute beings.


6159
As all qualities are transfinite, they are never lost. Love, compassion, beauty, justice, integrity, courage, loyalty, perception, creativity, intelligence, thought, and all the other qualities remain always with us. They are the substance of our transfinite being. And, enhosted with our loved ones and friends, we are one with them.


6160
The expectations of a person are the predictions of that person.


6161
Every person, by his or her expectations, is a predictor of the future.


6162
To believe in another person's predictions, is to adopt them as one's own.


6163
The moving awareness is like the moving hand of a clock ... and, as the hand moves, so ticks the truth.


6164
Prediction tells us what we may expect to see ... and, as we tend to see what we expect to see, predicted events tend to be those which we see.


6165
The possibility that we may perceive something other than the predicted state is the measure of our lack of belief in the predicted state.


6166
Truth is the prediction which we believe in, and which we perceive.


6167
Strongly-believed predictions tend to occlude perception of unpredicted things and events.


6168
We predict selectively and we see selectively.


6169
By our expectations and beliefs we make our future.


6170
It is important to recognise that our expectations are often sub-conscious ... and that they are no less powerful by reason of being sub-conscious.


6171
The spirit of truth is the spirit of prediction.


6172
The truth which we know is the truth which we predict.


6173
Prediction is our will to truth.


6174
That, which we will, we predict.


6175
Our expectations are our objectified will.


6176
Our future is the creation of our will.


6177
That which happens is the integrated will (conscious and sub-conscious) of our species.


6178
Time is the measure of our lack of knowledge of ourselves.


6179
Time is the measure of imperfect prediction.


6180
The ticks of time are the ticks of uncertainty.


6181
Our self is the Absolute, and knowledge of the Absolute is timeless.


6182
Time is according to our need. If a person needs time, he or she can have as much of it as is needed. (Note: The reference here is to the monad-self, and not to a particular physical body).


6183
Bias is not a measure of untruth: Bias is a measure of our individuality.


6184
Truth is a function of our species: No species, no truth.


6185
Our truth is our will, and our existence is according to our will. Our existence is our will and our truth.


6186
Truth is not nebulous or arguable: Truth is pristine, and it is pure in essence and in spirit.


6187
The spirit of truth is the Comforter, which listens and retells to man what man is ... that man may know himself and that man may know his way. The spirit of truth is the spirit of mankind.


6188
Who shall say that there is no such thing as truth? that there is no such thing as the spirit of mankind?


6189
Our quest is to find ourselves ... to find the spirit of mankind: This is the holy grail which is the truth and which holds the precious spirit of truth.


6190
In our quest, we travel far in distance and long in time ... and, when we find the grail and drink of its spirit and know the truth of who and what we are, we no longer need time to take and space to travel in, for we then know that we are all in all.


6191
The hunger for the grail is the hunger for home, and its finding is the coming home.


6192
The wanderer only returns home when he is ready: We only come to know the truth when we are ready for it.


6193
A prophet is one who gives word to our expectations: He helps us to express and conceptualise and visualise our will.


6194
By listening to the collective will and putting that will into words, the prophet brings it into a focused laser-like beam, to create the future. The prophet is as a craftsman which the people use in shaping the future.


6195
Time-space is the milieu of discovery of will: The quality of will itself is transfinite.


6196
All qualities are transfinite, and time-space is the milieu of their discovery by monads ... that is, by individuals. Monads are qualitative, unique beings which self-discover qualities in time-space.


6197
The spirit of truth is the spirit of our species and it is known as the Comforter, for its message that we are, each one of us, absolutely loved by the Absolute, and absolutely precious to the Absolute ... and that no one is ever cast out ... and each of us is always wanted and cared for ... and that we are, each of us, absolute, sovereign, unique, inviolable beings ... and nothing can ever harm us spiritually.


6198
Our species is spiritually one and indivisible.


6199
We always remain one and integral with our species psyche.


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