No matter what the scheme of things - flat earth, shamanism, bio-energetics, or otherwise - the idea is that the world we perceive is based on interlocking thoughts that form a grand composite. What we think the world is becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy where we verify our own thoughts day in and day out. The trick, then, is to stop thinking…at least long enough, and regularly enough, to allow new perceptions to enter into our conscious world, to allow new thoughts to form, and then to repeat this time and again. It is therefore means of discovering what exists, not what we think exists.
Just to prove that the supposed “war against Christianity” could not get more pathetic, there is a man in West Virginia who is reportedly suing the Department of Education for teaching evolution in school. Kenneth Smith is outraged that the school his daughter attends requires students to learn about evolution, which he says infringes on her religious liberty and prevents her from becoming a…
dalgoda / jan strnad / dennis fujitake / kenneth smith / fantagraphics / 1984
this comic book is about cold war relations, right-wing absurdity, dog people from space, fear, bureaucracy, conspiracy, homicidal plants, intergalactic war, and hot ladies. it should be required reading for all.
The concern given to a situation can reduce your ability to assess the metaproblem. That is, you have increased difficulty seeing the underlying problem that is causing the personal distress, rendering you unable to take affective action to produce a long-lasting remedy. […] It means that they [the Toltecs] are striving for a level of objectivity to be able to act precisely and effectively.