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THE HOLY LAW

February 1, 2014

THE HOLY LAW

An eternal law that is not exclusive to any place or any time

Some laws are created by specific people at a particular point in time and then the laws are enforced temporarily (for years or perhaps even centuries).Those laws are only enforced within a specific region and that region can grow or shrink over time. Because the enforcement of these laws in any particular place are temporary, we can call them temporal laws or the exercise of temporal power, which is the imposing by force of these laws which can change.

These enforced laws can be revised, amended, and even repealed or voided (as in reversed such that they are deemed to never have been valid as an enforced law all the way back to the beginning of that so-called temporary law of temporary force). Further, there are even specific rules governing how these laws can be changed. However, those rules that govern over the changing of temporal laws are also only temporal. They are the temporary activity of the temporary use of temporary force. In contrast to those laws which only apply exclusively in particular places and times and other limited conditions, there is an entirely distinct realm of law which we will now explore.

Inclusive and/or exclusive”

Now, when we are using language, we recognize contrasting categories, such as day and night. We can also identify smaller subcategories, like the morning and the afternoon. Morning and afternoon are not only distinct from each other but are also included within the broader category of day.

So, we can say that all of the categories above are times (also called periods of time or divisions of time. Within the day time is the morning time and the time of afternoon. Within every week, there will be both the nights and also the days, which include mornings and afternoons.

Language is a system of overlapping categories, some very large or vague and some very small or precise. Every category can be divided in to exclusive subcategories. Further, each category is itself a limited portion of a categorical label that is even more inclusive.

The Realm of the Holy

However, there is a logical limit to inclusiveness. There is a label in language for a category that is distinct from all other categories. In contrast to other categories that exclude, there is a category that does not exclude anything. It is all-inclusive.

We can label that realm the realm of the holy. It includes all other exclusive realms. It is like a tree that includes all of the branches of the tree or a huge mansion that includes every room within the mansion.

The realm of the holy includes all distinctions, all categories, all contrasts and all exclusions. There is nothing outside of it or beyond it.

It is the realm of language itself. It is the realm of labels and even of words and concepts, such as “early in the morning” or “the temporary imposing of temporary laws.”

What does the Holy do?

We may have been informed that the Holy is what spoke to divide the day from the night. That is correct, because language itself is one activity of the Holy. Further, any activity which arises is the activity of the Holy. There is nothing outside of the inclusive. The word Holy means complete as in total or entire or inclusive or undivided or whole.

So, day and night are just linguistic categories. There is no tangible division between day and night.

In fact, day and night are not even times in the absolute sense, but places. It is always daytime somewhere and nighttime somewhere else. When the day seems to arrive to where I am, I call that the arrival of the day. However, according to the idea of a planet that spins near a bright source of light called the sun, I am the one who arrived to the place of day, to the region of space where the sunlight is directly shining on that place on the earth.

What is done without the Holy?

So, the Holy includes the sun which shines and the earth which spins and the human who talks about all of this. Language specifies or focuses on the various aspects of the Holy and how they interact.

Does the Holy include language? The Holy is all-inclusive.

What is done without the Holy? The Holy is the source of all activity. When the sun shines, that is the Holy naming the sun and causing it to shine. When the earth spins, that is the Holy naming the earth and causing it to spin. When the human talks about all of this, that is the Holy identifying the presence of a human and then causing it to do whatever it may be doing, to say whatever it may be saying, and to experience whatever it may be experiencing.

The Holy can use language to identify a series of actors or identities, such as “my fist opened up to create a new thing which did not exist before. My fist disappeared and suddenly in it’s place appeared a hand with outstretched fingers, and then soon my fingers picked up my cup and then my cup lifted my water to my mouth, where my water suddenly disappeared. The full cup was replaced by an empty cup simply because my water chose to dive in to my mouth.”

What exists outside of the Holy?

So,using language, the Holy can invent the idea of isolated identities that are exclusive. The Holy can invent the idea in language of some isolated identity that is not acting as a branching of the tree.

The Holy can claim that a particular branch is against the tree, the rebel of tree, the enemy of the tree, or even the savior of the tree. That branch will be destined to save the tree from being a tree. An isolated identity can issue a threat against the Almighty to terrify the Almighty.

The Holy author can create a drama in which one character in the story threatens the author with disrupting the writing process or even with threatening their authority as author of the drama. “I, not you, am the real authority here,” said the character with the great confidence of someone in a panic of delusion.

I dare you to threaten the Almighty Eternal, Omnipresent inclusive category with being broken in to isolated subdivisions, such as destroying the week and replacing it with 7 isolated days or destroying the day and replacing it with 24 isolated hours. I dare you to destroy The Holy Temple and then to replace it three days later with a bunch of unholy things such as walls and floors and ceilings and curtains.

What does the Holy obsess about?

One day, while the Holy was doing the normal stuff (like dividing the night from the day and the heaven from the earth and the light of the sun from the darkness of a shadow), something unusually interesting happened. The Holy formed in to an isolated human and worshiped a demon called “the incurable illness filling up an empty jar.”

The incurable illness was a diagnostic label issued by the very important high priest of temporal witchcraft, as in a licensed physician. When the physician cast a spell to curse the human resource with possession by an incurable demon, that was not the activity of the Holy. That was because the priest had previously been possessed by an unholy demon named arrogance, which something that is obviously outside of the influence of the Almighty, who is also the Creator of everything.

So, the unholy arrogance possessed the unholy witch who cast a spell to curse the human resource with demonic possession by a long list of incurable diagnostic labels. The demon of anemia sucked the iron out of the victim while another demon named scurvy sucked out the Vitamin C. Rickets sucked out the Vitamin D. Goiter sucked out the iodine. Hypothyroidism interfered with the functioning of the thyroid gland, which sucked out several other important vampires right from the neck of the holy human resource, who is either the victim or the hero in our story, but I am just not sure which yet.

Anyway, all of that was just the beginning of the tortures inflicted on the one damned to hell. Next, the diagnostic label of arthritis was applied to the empty jar, causing the jar to be filled with inflamed joints. Then, the label of demonic hypertension was stuck right under the other label, causing a sudden increase in the blood pressure of the empty jar. Finally, the words “incurable autism” were written under the words anemia by the demonic priest of modern paranoia, causing the autistic jar to have a sudden, dramatic reduction in cognitive functionality and social skills, plus increased irritability, neurological inflammation, and increased sensitivity to things like human touch.

What does the Almighty fear?

So, all of this was very frightening to the empty jar full of anemia and arthritis and so on. The jar was sincerely terrified (which is the best way to be terrified) by these labels for the various effects (like rising blood pressure and declining levels of iron in the blood).

Like any other believer in the religion of demon worship would do, the jar focused on those labels and worshiped those effects as demons that were possessing the jar. Naturally, the jar fought against the effects by taking some medications that the high priest said might peel the labels off of the jar or even blur out the letters of the word “autism.” Finally, after three surgeries to remove the anemia that was causing the reduced levels of iron, the jar began to get really worried.

So, the jar asked the Almighty for a miracle. “Please help me find a cure for anemia,” said the jar.

The Almighty suddenly appeared, crawling out of the chimney wearing a sexy red suit and sporting a big white beard. “Listen to me. I know what I am talking about here. Your problem is not the effect of anemia,” said the Almighty. “Anemia is just a label for an effect. Your problem is that you are either not eating enough iron, or, even more likely, that your body is having trouble processing the iron that you do eat.”

“Tell me more,” said the empty jar full of autism and anemia and arthritis. “You are clearly crazy and deluded and you are obviously not the real Almighty because there is no such thing, but I am still quite curious, you know, just in case you are far more intelligent than the average high priest of demon-worshiping witchcraft.”

“Well,” said the Almighty Santa Claus, “if you are a good jar and avoid bad behaviors that reduce your ability to process iron while you also do a lot of good behaviors that improve your ability to process iron, then I promise to give you a big reward when I am reborn in the near future, okay? Does that sound good so far?”

“Uh, yeah… sure,” said the jar. “Get to the point though, okay? I have some important TV shows to watch and this is really cutting in to my schedule of whining about my incurable chronic fatigue from exhausting myself by criticizing those three politicians who are the evil ones who think of government as having the right to use violence, which just really pisses me off, right? Anyway, what were you saying about things that help my digestive system to assimilate iron?”

“Ho ho ho,” Santa continued. “Slow down there. You sure are a disrespectful punk sometimes, but, because the Almighty is creating this entire dialogue, I have no choice but to dance according to the puppet strings pulled by the Almighty. So, here is my advice to you, if you are ready….”

After a long pause, Santa winked and then said, “What I would do if I was you is consult with someone who studies health- like who asks ‘how do animals maintain health, like how do all animals- not just humans- create a well-functioning system?’ Forget about the incurable demon of anemia for a moment. Focus on the healthy system and how it uses iron. Does it need electrons to use iron? Does it need zinc? Does it need iodine? If so, then be sure to find the ways that organisms have been getting those things for the last few billion years, like through diet or through their skin while swimming in the mineral-rich ocean waters.”

“Oh, and there’s more,” said the Almighty Santa. “Also, if you have anything blocking the use of iron, such as too much acidity from not connecting electromagnetically to the earth more often, then address that deficiency of electrons by getting access to whatever will provide you electrons and thus reduce the acidity. By the way, you do know that acidity is just a way of measuring the relative abundance or deficiency of electrons, right? I don’t want you to panic about the word acidity and worship it like one of those ignorant licensed physicians. Learn what the word acidity means if you are paranoid about your ignorance of what it means. Learn exactly what it measures, then notice what the measurements are and act accordingly.”

“In other words, you can stop giving so much attention to the ignorant language of desperately arrogant physicians who are operating in a delusional paranoia about the incurable demon of anemia. They often have no idea what they are doing and they are terrified that people will find that out. The more terrified they are, the more arrogant they are.”

“So, beware of taking their arrogance personally. They are just like a panicking dog suffering from rabies. By the way, rabies is a real physical presence, a real demon, an actual causal force. However, anemia is not. It is just a label for the absence of some normal functionality. It is just a name for an effect or a symptom. It has no physical power. For instance, if you shout the word ‘anemia’ at a bird, the bird does not worship the word and worry about their health. You can only worship the word in a delusion of imprecise idolatry because you understand language in general,. However, you have been very confused about language.”

“Let me make something very clear to you. You are a very special empty jar to me. I love you even more than I love a mere bird, which may not be true but it feels good for you, right, so anyway do not worry about anemic birds or rabid dogs or anything else. Relax because everything is going according to my design. When I cause you to relax now, that could even be better for your health than worshiping mainstream demons in a panic of delusional paranoia. Relax away from the idea that a demon named anemia ever had any power of you. It did not.”

“I, Santa Claus, am the single Almighty power which creates iron and anemia and rabies and demon-worshiping priests. All that I have created in your experience was for your training. I was just reminding you of your source- and you may still have much to learn. I am the cause of all things. You are only a branching of me. Your blood is my blood. Your iron is mine, too. Your body is my body. There is no part of you that is not me. There is nothing about you that is not my creation. Your life is my life. Your words are my words. I invented every word and every language, including any phrases or words that you ever make up in the future. That will be me making them up through you.”

What if the Almighty panics?

So, the jar was very relaxed to learn all of these ridiculous lessons. Nevertheless, the jar eventually panicked over the thought that there are temporal governments that enforce temporal laws. In a guilty shame of panicking paranoia, the jar said to no one in particular, “but what if I personally do not save humanity from the existence of temporal governments by tomorrow morning? Some of these governments not only do things that are inconsistent with their words, but use violence which scares me, and they should not do anything that I do not expect (because that is implicitly disrespectful of my exclusive divine authority). Why don’t those government leaders do what they should do, which is to stop everything, schedule an appointment to come and visit me personally, and then take as long as it takes to teach me to understand the one thing that I really need to desperately agonize about right now: how I can get in to heaven in the future and escape from an eternal hell of being punished with paranoia and panic and agonizing and confusion and arrogance?”

And, by saying that, the empty jar full of demonic labels with incurable words like anemia condemned itself to an eternity of torture. The foolish jar continued, saying “I will pretend forever to be frightened of the words of demon-worshiping high priests. I will also pretend to insist that I am not in the realm of the Holy now, but that I need to do something in particular in order for my ego to avoid going to hell when my body dies. I need some kind of a ritual for salvation. I need to obsess over it. I need to argue with people about it.”

That is when the empty jar almost forgot to add the most important thing ever: “I also need some kind of a specific program to follow so that I can become healthy in the future. I need to agonize over my health now in order to eventually enjoy my life. How am I ever going to relax if I do not first find a cure for my incurable paranoia? Also, what is the best method to stop panicking? Is there only one right way to produce agony by agonizing, or are all of the behavioral patterns of agonizing equally intelligent and spiritually advanced? Next, which language is the best one, as in God’s favorite? Which word is best? Which letter is best? Which form of perfectionism is best? Who knows the answers to these very important questions?!?!?”

“What is The Holy Law that is eternal and cannot be broken (as distinct from laws that are temporal and can be revised or revoked)? I have no idea! This is an absolute tragedy! This is a terrible disgrace! This is a crying shame! I insist hysterically that I am quite justified in my tantrum because I blame someone else very sincerely for my practice of the behavior of tantrum! Crucify the villain that I vilify! Torture the demon that I demonize! Destroy the opponent that I oppose!”

Suddenly, Santa Claus reached over to the empty jar full of incurable demons and picked it up, shook it really hard so that all of the labels inside of it were mixed up very well so as to be fair, and then pulled out one word in the raffle drawing to find out what diagnostic label was the very worst or very best or something like that. Suddenly, everyone was very happy then because the contest was finally over and there was a clear winner.

The winning slip of paper said the following, yes, speaking out loud right there in front of everyone: “Please listen closely because your very life depends on it. You have a deathly serious medical problem which is genetic and has been possessing your family for many generations, causing you to question the very existence of reverse psychological warfare. Yes, you have a case of incurable hypochondria. Get over it.”

 

labeled jar

“Who should I blame next for the results of my actions?” – The Devil

April 5, 2013

JR: wow- some investments that were $3 the other day (earlier this week) and then yesterday ranged from $7 to $11… are $35 right now. BUT, I sold them yesterday at $10. Oh well, I take a conservative gain sometimes and miss an even bigger one.

SB: Holy smokes! And of course you are so zen about it. I guess you are the perfect person to be playing the market.

JR:

  • Trading (at least short-term trading) is a rather simple activity in terms of emotions. There is curiosity, excitement, fear, disappointment, and gratitude. All of those will come up. Short-term traders are speculating and they know it.

    It is the people who do not know that they are speculating that end up blaming a US President for their foreclosure (or glorifying a President for their 401k gains). Those folks are gambling and seem not to know it, so they do very little research and are very shocked when they suddenly learn that their $200,000 investment of borrowed money is an extremely high-risk speculation. Naturally, realtors and mortgage brokers tend not to emphasize the immense risk of foreclosure and bankruptcy that goes with gambling hundreds of thousands of dollars of borrowed money.

    Official photographic portrait of US President...

    Official photographic portrait of US President Barack Obama (born 4 August 1961; assumed office 20 January 2009) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

  • So, unlike with credit cards where people understand that they are promising to pay back the borrowed money, real estate speculators tend to presume that the real estate itself will cover the debt (which is quite ridiculous really- like think about buying a car on borrowed money and then expecting the car NOT to depreciate- how crazy is that- of course assets tend to depreciate as new construction methods make old buildings… seem just plain “old-fashioned” – and of course there will be significant upkeep expenses, especially on real estate!).
  • But besides all of those facts which even a person investing cash in real estate will recognize, keep in mind that a $200,000 mortgage will typically cost more than $300,000 to pay back. Unless there is a huge appreciation in the resale value of the real estate (which most speculators simply assume will happen across 15 or 20 years), borrowing may be much more expensive than renting, like in the case of people who bought real estate in Japan in 1989 at the peak of the boom. 24 years later, the real estate market is still way down. Most excited speculators simply do not research the reality of markets because they are so excited (greedy?).
  • Consider that if you had $200,000 cash, you might be quite skeptical to spend it all on real estate (rather than diversify across a few investments). However, if you did not have hardly any cash, but could get a $200,000 loan, you might be much less skeptical about spending $200,00 of borrowed money. However, that is the “logic” of a hysterical mania. People “should” be more conservative with borrowed money. In fact, during speculative manias, people tend to be so excited that they think of gambling with borrowed money as safer than their own money. Why? Because if someone will lend them so much money to purchase real estate, people presume that indicates that real estate is safer than stocks or lottery tickets or whatever. However, look at Japan’s last few decades! (picture shown includes 1989-2011)
  • japan nikkei stock index
  • So, if I lend you money to invest in stocks or lottery tickets or real estate, that does nothing to change the inherit risk of those markets. However, if huge groups of people all lend money to people to invest in a particular market (like real estate), that tends to dramatically inflate prices in that market, making it extremely expensive for renters and so on. In 2003, when I started writing about the coming real estate collapse (which began in the US a few years later, but is far from over), I was already clear about basic principles like I have just mentioned here. Further, even though there has been a dramatic decline (over 50% in real estate prices here in most of Arizona), most people are still quite illiterate when it comes to the risk involved in speculating on a market like real estate which is inflated by huge amounts of lending and can quickly and sharply deflate, just like happened in Japan in the 90s and last decade, or in the US in the 1930s.
  • As another analogy, does it change the long-term resale value of car to buy it in cash or buy it on borrowed money? Not at all, right? However, many people act more confident simply because they are speculating with borrowed money rather than cash when it comes to real estate. In fact, they are typically acting only on excitement, not as disciplined speculators. So, when their high-risk choices are exposed as high-risk choices, they tend to react with denial and blame and so on. That is kind of like eating a horrible diet and then complaining that diabetes and infertility and so on are arising.
  • Does it change the biochemical results if the food is provided for free, bought with cash, or bought with borrowed money that still needs to be repaid? Not at all, right?

    If people want good health, it can be important to research the results of various diets. Those who blindly rely on the FDA get the natural results of their blind reliance.

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    English: Logo of the . (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

    If people want wealth and security, it can be important to research the actual results of various investment strategies. Most people do not really have any strategy at all. They are just following the herd.

    When everyone else does well, so will the herd followers. When everyone else is facing bankruptcy, so will the herd followers. When everyone else is complaining about how Obama is to blame for high gas prices, so will they.

    However, high gas prices in the US tend to correspond to high prices elsewhere (Europe, Japan, etc). Also, gasoline prices may $4 in California while they are $3 in South Carolina. Is Obama also to blame for that?

    Now, to continue the analogy, let’s say that people want a politician to change things to lower gas prices and raise housing prices (like because they are already $50,000 upside down in a home that they cannot afford to sell). They are in an extreme of desperation.

  • To me, that is kind of like eating a crappy diet, getting sick, and then wanting to keep eating the same diet and having the President change biochemistry so that the same diet will produce different results. That is deluded, hysterical, and… very common in regard to how people think about investments.
  • Their strategy is follow the herd blindly, then complain about a politician when things do not go well for them. That is the same strategy as blindly following the advice of doctors who claim not to understand cancer well enough to cure it. If they do not understand basic physiology and say so openly, then what credibility do they have to give advice? Why exactly should I do the thing that I know will cause all of my hair to fall out? Why shouldn’t I research long-established methods for not only preventing but remedying cancer? Well, one factor is that special interest groups like the FDA have taken extensive measures to censor such information while investing huge amounts of money in to indoctrination programs about how cancer is allegedly incurable.
  • But not all of the information is censored or targeted for prosecution. Anthropological research that clearly shows what cultures (and what diets) produce zero incidence of cancer have been around for at least 80 years. But many modern people operate in a state of ongoing low-level panic. When a holy doctor from the royal priesthood of the FDA says that cancer is incurable, people just accept that without question typically. They think that something is a scientific fact just because the FDA said so!

  • (John Hopkins University recently admitted that it had been wrong for the last few decades about something, and many people seem to believe that because they admitted being wrong, now they suddenly have more credibility when they publish something. Well, consider that they never did have much credibility and still do not! Results establish credibility. If you want a cancer cure, go to where there is either no incidence of cancer among large groups of people and copy their behaviors or else go to where there are long lists of people who have had totally recoveries from cancer and copy their behaviors. That is only logical. Or, keep paying attention to what the jokers at John Hopkins University are saying today that they will be retracting in a decade.)
    So, when a diagnosis of cancer is made, most people just react with terror. They do not think “why should I accept what this person who claims ignorance about how to cure cancer is saying?” (Actually,  recently more and more people do think with a healthy skepticism about the religious fanaticism of the superstitious worshipers of “incurability.”)

    Notice that most people do not think “why are cancer rates rocketing across recent decades?” They do not look for books from the 1930s on why cancer was so rare for most of human history, right? Further, if people came knocking on their front and offered them such books for free, would they even read them in that case? Many might not. Many may not think of personal responsibility as a priority.

  • Likewise, when economies shift, do masses of people chase down those who explicitly predicted the shifts? No, they keep tuning in to the same mass media outlets who failed to give advance warning. Why? Maybe these mass media outlets (programming) which are by now established to have no credibility or competence will suddenly have competence and credibility.

  • Again, it is a low-level panic that then resolves in to terror and desperation with herds of people clinging to the familiar. That is why the opportunity for the few who are alert is immense. The masses are still relying on TV shows for instructions on investing, relying on Obama to secure your retirement through social security, and so on.

Panic attack

Panic attack (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Art of Incurable Influence

September 21, 2012
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influence (Photo credit: Sean MacEntee)

The Art of Influence

I'm Interested in Apathy

I’m Interested in Apathy (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Life is influence. The sunlight influences the weather and the weather influences the activities of humans, right? But everyone already knows that!

So, why should you read this? The answer is short and simple. Most presentations relating to the subject of The Art of Influence do not even mention the most important factor: your own uniqueness.

Can you get how that might be quite important? Instead of focusing directly on influence itself, let’s begin with focusing on you. Are you open to that? Unless you are open to self-discovery, then all of the most delightful rewards of The Art of Influence will be reserved to those who dare to risk receiving the full benefits of introspection.

Of course, there are many methods of influence and many principles that can be useful. However, which ones are the most important for you personally right now? That depends on you!

Consider a table that has very solid legs but the top is partly broken and very flimsy. Strengthening the legs further will not make the top more functional, right? In contrast, if the top of a table is very solid, but the legs are flimsy, then adding more weight can result in the entire table collapsing, perhaps even breaking the otherwise useful top.

The most important factor in The Art of Influence is you. If you value improving a particular table, then the reality of that particular table is the most important information in regard to improving the table. If you value developing your own influence, then recognizing the reality of your own uniqueness is the most important factor in developing influence.

How to Win Friends and Influence People

How to Win Friends and Influence People (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

So what is unique about you? What have other people told you about what makes you interesting to them? What do you know to be distinct about yourself? What is different about you from other people that you know?

Obviously, the specific people that you are interested in influencing are important, too. But there are lots of other people, right? There is only one of you though.

Now, if you know what is unique about you, then certain other people will be most fitting for you to influence. Identify what is unique about you and that will be the most important step in identifying which partners and allies are ideal for you personally.

Would you like an example? Either way, I’m going to present you one now because I want to identify whether you are someone that I am interested in as an ally or partner in some way. You may have presumed that I was writing this and sharing this for your benefit, and reading this certainly may benefit you, but here is a little secret about me; the person I am most interested in benefiting is me.

Now that may surprise or frighten you. You may wonder “but how can I trust someone who openly admits to be more interested in themselves than in me?”

Well, I could ask you how could you trust someone who is so desperately interested in other people’s approval (such as your approval) that they would compromise their own well-being just to earn your trust. People who say that they are not ever interested in their own well-being may either be crippling themselves with self-sabotage (which I have done) or they may be faking selflessness as a deceptive ploy to promote their self-interests covertly.

By the way, selflessness is real. But selflessness does not selfishly draw attention to itself. Someone who is proud and defensively argumentative about their alleged “selflessness” simply does not have any.

So, what’s unique about me? One obvious thing is that I am very analytical. Maybe you have already noticed that.

I was a very exceptional student. In early elementary school, I was designated as “gifted.” By the time I finished high school, I was awarded a National Merit Scholarship, which go to a few thousand of the top-ranking high-school graduates in the US each year.

Next, I immediately enrolled in a state university as a full-time student in 1989. I already had 28 credits, which was 2 short of being considered a second-year student.

A few years later, I graduated college with honors (“cum laude”) and then went to graduate school for a while, then dropped out to get a job. I actually did not really like most of my college classes. I was pretty good at making good grades, but I focused elsewhere.

By the mid-1990s, I had no remaining interest in academics but growing interest in spirituality, personal development, and psychology. I resided at a Zen Monastery for a few months, but I also found it somewhat disappointing. I had particular standards and I was committed to them, for better or worse.

Around that time, I also began to be quite interested in holistic health. At least some of my interest was because I was not especially healthy.

I experimented with several diets quite unlike the diet of my childhood. In 2005, I began to eat a lot of fresh animal products (as in raw, barely cooked, or fermented without any pasteurization). As promised by my nutritional consultant, my immune system began to eliminate more toxins, sometimes very rapidly, and my brown eyes began to lighten to hazel.

Media Influences

Media Influences (Photo credit: Domenico / Kiuz)

I’m skipping lots of important details, but one other distinction about me began in 2002. That summer, I was a refugee from a forest fire in Arizona that consumed about 500,000 acres of forest and, starting then, I read economic forecasts from competent forecasters (a competence demonstrated by their records in the prior decades).

As an analytical person, I understood the various forecasts and integrated a few of them together. In early 2003, I published a forecast of a continuing increase in global commodities prices along with warnings of weakness in real estate prices, trends of borrowing and lending, and also an eventual crash of stock prices in the US.

In 2004, I refined my focus further on to fuel prices in particular, publishing “The Real US Deficit: OIL” in which I introduced the idea that rising fuel prices would spark a major re-allocation of resources in the US (and the EU), similar to what had been happening in Japan since 1989. I made up a clever name for the predictable continuing rise of oil prices plus the predictable consequences on trends in borrowing, spending, housing, and stocks: “The DominOIL Effect.”

Perhaps the most interesting thing about my experience with economic forecasting is not the logic of the forecasts, but what I learned about people. (The logic is pretty simple. Because people value gasoline so much that many will pay hundreds of dollars a month for a lot of it, that motivates suppliers to sell as much gasoline as possible and for as much profit as possible. Also, if enough people value gasoline enough to spend hundreds of dollars a month on that instead of on something else, prices of other things can fall as people spend more and more on gasoline and less and less on other things. By the way, high gas prices ballooned the demand for things like telecommuting, satellite offices, and outsourcing, which can offer tremendous savings on commuting costs, commuting time, and other “overhead” operating costs.)

Briefly, what I learned about people is that most of them are terrified. Oddly enough, two of the most popular forms of that terror are hope and rage.

In their terror, they may imagine hopeful scenarios to motivate them to experiment and adapt. Experimenting can certainly take more courage than being paralyzed. (Note, I have actually been partially paralyzed and it certainly took initiative to explore recovery alternatives. When vague, complacent despair shifts to a more panicked desperation, that can be a very motivating experience.)

Naturally, some of the hopes and dreams of a terrified person may fail to be fulfilling. The terrified but hopeful person may experience frustration and exhaustion. They may resort to blame and resentment and contempt and jealousy and rage. They may identify a particular target (whether an individual or group or some other demon) as the alleged present obstacle to their possible future fulfillment.

One of my favorite “demons” is the diagnosing of a particular medical condition as incurable (as in beyond the competence of a particular diagnostician to reliably treat). Scurvy was famously labeled incurable, along with many other medical conditions that have proven extremely easy to remedy and prevent. I propose that cancer, diabetes, asthma, autism, and even cavities can be quite easy to treat (and prevent).

But I digress. What I learned about people is that most of them are terrified. In particular, courage may be the most terrifying thing of all.

What is courage? Courage is the willingness to do what most others would not be willing to do, including to say what others would not be willing to say. Courage is the willingness to be unique (or at least distinctive).

So, notice that I told you from the beginning that the most important element of the art of influence is what is unique about you. If you are open to the courage to explore what is unique about you, only then could I be interested in working with you in regard to particular methods that may be most beneficial to you.

For some people, there may be an opportunity to improve their performance by focusing simply on their health (as in biochemistry & physiology & nutrition). When I had a biochemical imbalance so extreme that I could only sleep a few hours per week, that made a difference in my analytical ability and communication skills. What if some simple alterations could improve your biochemical functionality by 5% or even 25%?

Consider that if you LOST 5% of your competence, your performance could plummet. This is like losing 5% of your vocabulary or 5% of the software on your computer. Certain things would be impossible. Other things would still be possible, but incredibly slow relative to what you can do with 100% of what you have now.

Adding 5% or even 25% to your functionality is not like having an extra amount of fuel (more of the same). It is like having extra tools or speaking an extra language or noticing things 5% or 25% faster than other people do.

Again, speaking of noticing things fast, I noticed the economic shift years in advance of most people. I understood in 2004 what most people still demonstrate that they do not comprehend- including people with long lists of academic credentials (like Doctorate degrees). An MBA dissertation from Columbia University in 2006 cited one of my articles, so I know that lots of other people do understand the extremely simple economics of the ongoing economic transition. However, without an openness to courage, most people may continue clinging to hope and anger instead of recognizing the obvious.

When a biochemist understands physiology 25% better than the average MD, that biochemist can produce results that are absolutely shocking to the MD. It can even be terrifying.

When certain forms of snake oil were established as being extremely beneficial to health, some doctors got together and formed alliances to oppose threats to their livelihood. They hired people to go around and sell concoctions that were not snake oil and that either had no lasting medical benefit or were detrimental to health. This method was so effective that the phrase “snake oil salesman” came to be associated with people who take advantage of the hopeful ignorance of the masses.

Further, most of the masses never knew that the salesmen were the issue, not the genuine snake oil. Thus, even genuine snake oil was presumed to be medically ineffective. At that point, groups like the American Medical Association in the US considered that particular threat to their livelihood to be neutralized.

So, beyond nutrition and biochemical improvements, the next most profound type of development in the art of influence is an improvement in language and communication skills (as in analytical skills). Once someone has explored any physiological improvements that might be a higher priority than language and communication skills, that opportunity can be explored.

Basically, we filter our experience of everything through our neuro-linguistic software. Physiology is like the hardware. Language is like the software. (Actually, DNA is the hardware, while nutritional, epigenetic biochemistry is what powers the DNA’s operations, and language rewires the neural networks- which is actually much more profound than “software.”)

When we interpret and label our experience, such as our schedule or our budget or economics or ecology, we interpret and label through language. Profound improvements in language skills can produce profound improvements in analytical precision and overall efficiency.

Most people believe presumptively in a medical model of diagnosis which is based on the idea of demon possession. People say things like “I have an incurable illness.” That is a valid interpretation.

However, when someone does not eat much vitamin C and experiences the natural and predictable results of the reduced organ performance, that is not the presence of a physical substance called scurvy. Scurvy is not a physical substance. Scurvy is a diagnostic label, kind of like “short” or “skinny.”

No one is possessed by the demon of obesity or starvation. They eat however much they eat of whatever they eat. They can claim that they are possessed by their diet, but that labeling or interpretation in language is useless in terms of promoting adaption.

No one is possessed by scurvy. People can eat more vitamin C or not.

No one is possessed by illiteracy. People can read or not, and, if not, maybe they could learn to read.

Now, I totally respect the medical industry and their “demon possession” model. I certainly respect what they have done in the past to perceived threats to their commercial interests.

I’m not mad at them (raging) and I am not trying to change their system (hopeful). I am just open to results that are profoundly more valuable me than what they offer.

When people say “isn’t it sad that cancer is incurable,” the most important thing about that formation in language is the lack of self-awareness. Even if cancer was incurable (though I consider that idea a ridiculous, superstitious cynicism), what would be so sad about it? Is it sad or is the person speaking sad about it?

Of course, when someone says “isn’t it sad…,” they are inviting empathy and emotional re-assurance. They are exposing their distress and fear. They are just doing so indirectly.

When people are paranoid and terrified, how likely is it that they would go around and tell everyone about it directly? Of course people hide their hysterical paranoia. That is adaptive! That is also the nature of paranoia: to hide the fears, to fear the exposure of fear, to fear the fear itself, to jealously condemn acts of courage (and even to condemn hope), yet also to make a proud display of even one’s most timid adventures.

Influence is easy. Identifying the best method for influence in a particular case is what makes influence so easy. If there is clarity about the particular case (including self-awareness by the person interested in developing influence), only then can influence be easy. Otherwise, influence can be one of the subjects most revealing of presumptions, false hopes, and the tendency to blame and rage against alleged “threats.”

The history of conventional medical groups neutralizing perceived commercial threats is of course no great victory for them. When a particular model of scientific terminology is 5% better than a more established model, that will probably be called an advance. When a new model is 15% better, that may be called a threat. However, when a new model is 1200% more effective than an older model, those who are clear about the new model may have no interest in interacting with adherents to the old model.

The old model that is so far surpassed by a new model will simply be discarded, rather like telegraphs were totally replaced by telephones. Why don’t people still use the kind of airplanes that were designed in 1912? Why don’t people traveling across continents ride on ships that take 2 months to complete the journey?

The logic of economics is simple enough. However, the amount of courage that a person has to experience clarity can shift dramatically for a particular person. Their capacity to influence others may rapidly balloon.

How? Through dramatic improvements in their own biochemical functionality as well as dramatic advances in their linguistic fluency. When people know that you are speaking their language, but speaking it unusually better than they do, influence can be very easy.

128% of Scientists are easily misled by cancerous headlines

July 18, 2012

128% of Scientists are easily misled by cancerous headlines

English: Elvis Presley meeting Richard Nixon. ...

English: Elvis Presley meeting Richard Nixon. On December 21, 1970, at his own request, Presley met then-President Richard Nixon in the Oval Office of The White House. Elvis is on the right. Waggishly, this picture is said to be ‘of the two greatest recording artists of the 20th century’. The Nixon Library & Birthplace sells a number of souvenir items with this photo and the caption, “The President & the King.” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Last week, a group of senior citizens initiated a new campaign to promote a more mature political process in the United Kingdom by raising the voting age to 65. “This will also save money on elections by dramatically reducing the number of voters,” said AARP President Richard Nixon.

Justin Beiber responded by agreeing that a reduction in the cost of holding elections is the primary financial priority of the United Parcel Service, and that is why he also supports a slight revision of the voting age regulations. His proposal reverses the current system of unfair inequality for a more progressive arrangement: only people under 18 will be eligible to vote. Economists suggest that Beiber’s proposal, while immensely popular among teenage girls aged 12-15, would burden the economy by redistributing wealth toward a 700% increase in the purchase of wall posters.

“It’s one thing for people to have a picture of Richard Nixon or Elvis or the American Flag or Jesus on your wall, but having a picture of Justin Beiber shows a lack of respect for the historical importance of the political influence of the Secret Societies of the Holy Roman Catholic Empire,” said Jesus Christ, founder of the Jesuit Order of Free Masonic Popes and Pharaohs, adding that “economic interests should not ever influence behavior. That is strictly forbidden. That is selfish and will get slaves like you sent straight to an eternity of tortures in hell, which is what we call the secret room under the pyramids where we conduct ritual inquisitions of suspected candidates for human sacrifice. Therefore, there has never been any evidence of a connection between economic interests and actual behavior. That is just a conspiracy theory put forward by people who are jealous of the success of our systems of involuntary wealth transfer through organized intimidation networks of tax extortion.”

Several spokesgirls for the Beiber campaign promptly indicated their clear comprehension of the issues by twirling their hair, rolling their eyes and saying “nuh uh.” This reflex was followed by yet another outburst of giggling.

Hysteria

Hysteria (Photo credit: D. Stenvers)

In other news, the Federal Association for the Promotion of Hysteria through Propaganda said that a terror alert has been announced for you personally. It will last for exactly 14 seconds and will begin in only 9 seconds, so it is best to prepare right away.

Now, everyone knows that baldness is a leading cause of hair loss. So, in order to combat rising fuel prices, the Beiber campaign has announced a new constitutional amendment to triple the amount of crude oil in Alaska, which will save the economy of Alaska, which has already been leading economic growth among US states for 27 of the last 19 years.

In particular, an accumulation of dishes in the kitchen sink is growing at a rate of 21% per day, reports Richard Nixon, AARP President. “This malignant growth of dishes is caused by cancer. Cancer is caused by hysteria. Hysteria is caused by a misunderstanding about labels.”

Jesus Christ taught us that “Labels do not cause hair loss or an accumulation of something. Labels only label something. Cancer is the label for when there is an accumulation of certain kinds of waste. When a body is not eliminating waste well and is accumulating it in various places, that is not the malignant spread of a cancerous label. That is just the accumulation of waste in various places.”

Brunch aftermath

Brunch aftermath (Photo credit: nicholasjon)

Justin Beiber instructed us to “notice that the accumulation of dishes in the kitchen sink is often accompanied by dirty clothes overflowing from one laundry basket, and then another laundry basket, and then a pile of clothes spread throughout the floor of the rooms of certain teenagers, especially those without any of my posters on the wall. So, did the cancerous growth of unwashed dishes spread to a cancerous growth of dirty clothes? Isn’t an extreme treatment such as radiation the only obvious remedy (which is a bit like burning down the house so as to remove the dirty laundry, right)? If the construction industry promotes burning down houses in order to remove dirty laundry, is that the same as the radiation and chemotherapy industry promoting their favored treatment methods?”

When a body is not eliminating waste (or dead cells) as fast as the process of accumulation, that can be labeled “having incurable cancer.” In that case, do snakes who are shedding their skin have cancer until they shed their skin?
In other shocking news designed to combat reserve psychology, several spokesgirls from the Beiber campaign finished each others sentences today, saying that “the reason that we have not washed the dishes yet is like because the kitchen sink has, uh, cancer or something, okay? So, anyway, we really would wash the dishes, but then like more dishes would just get dirty again, so what’s the point? Seriously, if you don’t like the growing stack of dirty dishes in the kitchen sink, Mr. Nixon, then maybe you need to like fund more research for finding a cure for using the label cancer for what is actually just an accumulation of waste!”

Mr. Nixon only responded by hysterically chanting repeatedly that the Surgeon General says that hair loss is the leading cause of baldness. However, his response is extremely impressive, considering that he has been dead for 47 centuries.

Corcovado jesus

Corcovado jesus (Photo credit: @Doug88888)

In more of the same news that you have already been pumped with for decades, Jesus Christ was denied three times today, rejecting the premise that intelligence is a leading cause of turning off the TV, of questioning the propaganda of public schools and of researching the claims of mainstream churches. Studying the specific methods of propaganda, of the influencing of perception, and of commercial mind control may or may not be a leading cause of a cancerous growth of clarity and sanity.

In contrast, eating a diet that corresponds to the design of the human digestive system is a leading cause of having fully developed organs, which is a leading cause of having fully nourished organs, which is a leading cause of having fully functioning organs, which is a leading cause of having the capacity to eliminate waste faster than it is produced, which is also related to consuming little or no “crap” that has only been consumed by consumers for several decades. “By the way,” said Justin Beiber, “I was born with a severe case of baldness caused by a pre-natal cancerous growth of benign malignancies.”

#Justin Beiber - To buy, or not to buy?:)

“Note that the name of His Holiness is spelled right on the package above.” #Justin Beiber – To buy, or not to buy?:) (Photo credit: joykennelly)

Jesus denied having any knowledge of how to miraculously cure labels, saying that “In my personal experience, I have found that a lot of people have a tendency to mildly over-react to hysteria. Also, malignant hypochondria is actually not malignant or hypochondria, but it is entirely incurable. Finally, confusion is the leading cause of labeling one thing as something else and then focusing on the label itself rather than what is actually happening that has been labeled with whatever label. Do not label something as confusing when in fact it is just you using a label for something that does not actually fit with the thing itself, you silly little worshipers of Justin Beiber.”

Selena and Justin Out on a Date in LA

Selena and Justin Out on a Date in LA (Photo credit: Kolya Korobochkin)

http://altered-states.net/barry/newsletter407/index.htm

new myth, old god (and the origin of heaven and hell on earth)

April 14, 2012

 

Superman (comic book)

Superman (comic book) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Easter Bunny

The Easter Bunny (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Satan as Antichrist

Satan as Antichrist (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

NEW MYTH, OLD GOD


myth 

1830, from Gk. mythos “speech, thought, story, myth,”
[C19: via Late Latin from Greek muthos:  fable, word]
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/myth
Santa Claus with a little girl Esperanto: Patr...

Santa Claus with a little girl Esperanto: Patro Kristnasko kaj malgranda knabino Suomi: Joulupukki ja pieni tyttö (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Myth means a story. Specifically, a myth is a story told for the purpose of influencing an audience (whether or not that purpose is recognized or admitted).
Even more specifically, myth could mean almost any sequence of words. We can contrast myths with other sequences of words, like a simple list of different colors- such as red, white, and blue- which does not qualify as a story, right?
As an example of a myth, I could tell a story about a character named Santa Claus (or “Father Christmas“), who once upon a time met some children and bribed them by promising them a pleasant surprise in the near future. So, the story I could tell about Santa Claus might be influential whether or not any particular element of the story is already popular or famous or familiar.
I could call the story a metaphor or a parable or a joke or a legend or an anecdote or just a story. Even if a story is labeled entirely true, the telling of the story could still be for producing some result by influencing an audience. Since there may be no other reason for speaking except to promote certain results through influence, any story could be a myth.

If some people doubt or even reject the literal references of a story, that story can still be a myth, right? If some people believe the literal references of some story, the story can still be a myth. If some people even argue over a story, the story can still be a myth.

Raffaello Sanzio - The Creation of Eve from Ad...

Raffaello Sanzio – The Creation of Eve from Adam – WGA18600 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Hundreds or even millions of people could go to war with each other after hearing stories and then practicing, refining, and rehearsing those stories. The stories may or may not be completely true, but that may not really even be especially to the people. Some people may be more eager to argue or launch an attack than to research the details of a particular story. Some people may be more eager to make a certain purchase or cast a certain vote than to question the stories that are motivating, organizing, and producing those actions.
Mythology

Mythology (Photo credit: KairosOfTyre)

People organize their time and their behavior and their finances based on stories. However, perhaps only a few people may be curious to explore the stories that inform or form their patterns of behavior (and the results produced by those patterns of behavior).
Mythology is the study of stories told for the purpose of influencing an audience, such as the curriculum of a class or a commercial advertisement. Studying the art of story-telling and the art of influence or communication is one possible meaning of the word mythology.

1375–1425; late Middle English mythologie  < Late Latin mȳthologia
< Greek mȳthología. See mytho--logy

study of – Gk. mythos “speech, thought, story, myth,”

Masaccio, Brancacci Chapel, Adam and Eve, detail.

Masaccio, Brancacci Chapel, Adam and Eve, detail. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In summary, a myth is an influential story. So, a “new myth” would be any influential story that is unfamiliar (“new”). The following is a new myth about an old god.
Once upon a time, there was an old god. The god had been around for a very long time, even longer than any of the stories about the old god. The god was so old that the god was called eternal, since the god was older than any stories about the god, all of which were actually invented by the god, who also invented language.
 
One old story about the god called the god by the name Indra. This story was one of the oldest stories about god. Indra was also called “huta,” which meant the invocation. By the way, invocation basically means an influential sequence of words, such as a myth.
 
So, that old word from the Sanskrit language was eventually written in some recent alphabet as “huta” which was later modified in to other words like ghuta and ghut and guth and goth and gott and god. So, the word “god” was first formed a little over a thousand years ago, but, even before that word was formed, other similar words were formed like Indra and Allah and Jehovah and YHWH and Buddha and Tao and Saturn and Set and Loki and El.
 
Indra is the god-king of heaven and god of thu...

Indra is the god-king of heaven and god of thunder, lightning and rain. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

god

O.E. god “supreme being, deity,” from P.Gmc. *guthan
 (cf. Du.god, Ger. Gott, O.N. guð, Goth. guþ), from PIE *ghut-
 “that which is invoked” (cf. Skt. huta- “invoked,” an epithet of Indra),
from root *gheu(e)- “to call, invoke.”
Origin: 
before 900; Middle English, Old English;  cognate with Dutch god,
German Gott, Old Norse goth, Gothic guth
[Old English god;  related to Old Norse goth,  Old High Germangot,  Old Irish guth  voice]
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/god
So, god is a relatively new word- just over a thousand years old- representing a very old idea. “God” has to do with invocation and voice and authority and authoring as in the creating of distinct experiences through variations in speaking.
 
For instance, in one influential story, God declares a distinction between heaven and earth. Earth is the realm of external experience as in subjective perception. Heaven is the realm of internal experience as in conception or concepts or conceiving or creating or identifying or labeling.
 
So, it is said that “as above, so below.” This means that the realm of earthly experience is a product of or partner of a heavenly conceiving, as in the “immaculate” conceiving.
 
God speaks things in to existence as the reality or realm or kingdom of experience. The realm of heaven or kingdom of God is the authority of language or the reality of myth.
 
The 1st English edition of The Kingdom of God ...

The 1st English edition of The Kingdom of God Is Within You. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

After all, myths are a distinct part of reality, right? Myths are real stories that can be really influential. 
 
Myths are the origins of identity and experience. Myths are tools for training audiences in a particular way to relate to life. 
 
For instance, one way to relate to life is to identify particular elements of life to repress as shameful or evil or sinful or even incurable problems (since if I personally do not recognize any possible solution already, then obviously it is not possible that anyone would ever recognize a possible solution, so the problem is labeled incurable, which could just be a reflection of my ignorance of physiology or psychiatry etc). Anyway, once we have declared some sacred taboos as “the negative,” then there could be particular patterns of behavior identified that one can take to compensate for those shameful realities, as in earning one’s way in to heaven from out of hell. That is the myth of living in hell because of some “original sin.”
 
That is a perfectly valid story to tell, right? There are other stories that one could tell, but that is a very popular one.
 
Santa Claus

Santa Claus (Photo credit: Natashenka)

Another related story is that there is a god who does not condemn any perception or pattern, but recognizes the reality of something called innocence, like an innocent mistake. God forgives. God says things like “if there seems to be a problem with someone else’s perception, remove the identifying of that problem from your own perception. Stop relating to the rest of reality as a set of problems. Start some introspection. Remove the blindness and filters from your own perception first, then perhaps you can assist others in removing any perception of problems from their perspective. Remember, the perspective is the source of the perception- including a perception of a problem, which is a way of relating to something as in identifying yourself in relation to it.”
Santa Claus

Santa Claus (Photo credit: Christopher S. Penn)

 
So, are myths problems? In other words, are influential stories problems? Or, are influential stories just real influential stories?
 
Which is more important: to save the world from the problem of influential stories or to study the reality of influential stories so that one is clear that relating to influential stories as a problem is just one of many valid ways to identify or labels myths? Whichever story you tell, that is the story you will experience.
Papyrus 111 Nederlands: Papyrus 111

Papyrus 111 Nederlands: Papyrus 111 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

20The Pharisees asked Jesus when the kingdom of God would come. He answered them, “People can’t observe the coming of the kingdom of God. 21They can’t say, ‘Here it is!’ or ‘There it is!’ You see, the kingdom of God is within you.”  http://gwt.scripturetext.com/luke/17.htm
20Being asked by the Pharisees when the Kingdom of God would come, he answered them, “The Kingdom of God doesn’t come with observation; 21neither will they say, ‘Look, here!’ or, ‘Look, there!’ for behold, the Kingdom of God is within you.”20  http://worldebible.com/luke/17.htm
And having been questioned by the Pharisees, when the reign of God doth come, he answered them, and said, ‘The reign of God doth not come with observation; 21 nor shall they say, Lo, here; or lo, there; for lo, the reign of God is within you.’   http://yltbible.com/luke/17.htm
20Once, having been asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, Jesus replied, “The kingdom of God does not come with your careful observation, 21nor will people say, ‘Here it is,’ or ‘There it is,’ because the kingdom of God is withinb you.”  http://niv.scripturetext.com/luke/17.htm

20And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation: 21Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within youhttp://kingjbible.com/luke/17.htm

Halloween

Halloween (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

20And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God comes not with observation: 21Neither shall they say, See here! or, see there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.  http://kjv.us/luke/17.htm

20
And being asked by the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God cometh, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation: 21neither shall they say, Lo, here! or, There! for lo, the kingdom of God is within you. http://asvbible.com/luke/17.htm

20
 And being asked by the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come? he answered them, and said: The kingdom of God cometh not with observation: 21 Neither shall they say: Behold here, or behold there. For lo, the kingdom of God is within youhttp://drb.scripturetext.com/luke/17.htm

20 And being asked by the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God cometh, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation: 21 neither shall they say, Lo, here! or, There! for lo, the kingdom of God is within you. http://erv.scripturetext.com/luke/17.htm

Star Wars - Darth Vader

Star Wars – Darth Vader (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


20
 And when he was asked by the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation. 21 Neither will they say, Lo here! or lo there! for behold, the kingdom of God is within you. http://websterbible.com/luke/17.htm


20
 Being asked by the Pharisees when the Kingdom of God was coming, He answered, “The Kingdom of God does not so come that you can stealthily watch for it. 21 Nor will they say, ‘See here!’ or ‘See there!’ –for the Kingdom of God is within you.” http://weymouthbible.com/luke/17.htm

The Kingdom of God Is Within You (Russian: Цар...

The Kingdom of God Is Within You (Russian: Царство Божие внутри вас) is the non-fiction magnum opus of Leo Tolstoy first published in Germany in 1894, after being banned in his home country of Russia. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

John 18:36 Jesus said, “My kingdom is not of this world….”
New Living Translation (©2007)
Jesus answered, “My Kingdom is not an earthly kingdom….”
Santaclaus at Helsinki Cathedral Suomi: Joulup...

Santa Claus at Helsinki Cathedral Suomi: Joulupukki Helsingin tuomiokirkon edustalla (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Cover art by Mike Grell.

Cover art by Mike Grell. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Batman #1 (Spring 1940). Art by Bob Kane and J...

Batman #1 (Spring 1940). Art by Bob Kane and Jerry Robinson. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

http://thefineartdiner.blogspot.com/2011/11/destiny-and-wizard-of-oz.html

myth is a modern word (from the Greek) for an older Sanskrit word:

maya:

maya  (ˈmaɪə, ˈmɑːjə, ˈmɑːjɑː)
— n
Hinduism  illusion, esp the material world of the senses regardedas illusory
[C19: from Sanskrit]

ma·ya

[mah-yah, -yuh]  Show IPA

noun Hinduism .

1.

the power, as of a god, to produce illusions.

2.

the production of an illusion.

3.

(in Vedantic philosophy) the illusion of the reality of sensoryexperience and of the experienced qualities and attributes ofoneself.

4.

( initial capital letter ) Also called Mahamaya. a goddesspersonifying the power that creates phenomena.

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/maya

Mythology - Hypnos

Mythology – Hypnos (Photo credit: Jess*Lo)

 

the foolish worship of shame (and the idea of demonic possession by a “dis-ease”)

March 23, 2012
Cross section of a human liver, taken at autop...

Cross section of a human liver, taken at autopsy examination, showing multiple large pale tumor deposits. The tumor is an adenocarcinoma derived from a primary lesion in the body of the pancreas. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I do not believe in diseases like cancer as many others do. I believe having cancer is like having a scab or having a scar maybe. It just means a certain kind of an accumulation of waste material.

The cancer is not really very important, nor is it especially mysterious or interesting- though probably at least a little interesting. It may mean that more vitamin B-17 in particular and better nourishing of the organs in general would help the overall well-being by cleaning out some waste material that is currently beyond the capacity of the eliminative systems to remove quickly. As demonstrated for thousands of years, adapting the diet, adapting the breathing, and adapting the language all produce clear distinct results in the well-being of the organism. The laws of nature (including physiology) may actually be very simple, even in the intricacy of their genius.

Same thing for “having diabetes.” There is really no such substance as a diabetes to have. You cannot cut someone open and remove the diabetes, just as cutting someone open and removing a tumor does not “remove cancer,” given that malignant tumors can re-appear right after any old ones are cut out.
People do not really have diabetes. However, people do actually have a pancreas. It works however well it does. If the pancreas is not working well, we can say they “have diabetes,” which just means that the pancreas is not functioning well. “Having incurable diabetes” is entirely an activity of diagnostic labeling, an instance of black magic from the high priests of modern “scientific” witch doctoring.
It is like saying that someone without eyes has a blindness. They do not have a blindness. They have lots of thing, but maybe no eyes, so they do not have the capacity to see. That does not mean that they have a blindness or a diabetes or a cancer. They may have blood sugar levels and tumors, but maybe the issue is that they have identified with a curse.
If someone does have eyes, but the eyes and brain do not neurological function to perform the operation of sight, then someone has eyes but not sight. They still do not have a blindness. If they had a physical presence of a blindness, they could cut it out and remove it like it was a physical pancreas.
Proud and foolish idealists may think that cancer or diabetes is a bigger problem than pride and foolishness and idealism (which means ignorance to me). That is also a rather simple relationship to clarify. Within the context of being cursed, having cancer or diabetes is a curse, but one must be vulnerable to medical voodoo (ignorant) for one to identify with having such a curse as cancer or diabetes.
Anyway, I insist that scurvy is incurable and that humans must avoid putting their faces underwater because we cannot breath underwater and going underwater thus will result in death by drowning. Many worship cancer like that: “It is incurable! No, of course, I am sure. Someone who obviously doesn’t understand cancer told me that they understand that it is fatal. God damn it, why are you so stubborn in questioning my worship of the incurable fatality of scurvy, having your face underwater, or cancer? These things are obviously DEADLY and very very serious, while ignorance is bliss yet intelligence and grace have no value whatsoever, mostly because if I admit that that they might have value, then the hypnotic spell that I am worshipping about such things as cancer might come in to question, and I would be ASHAMED, which is the one thing to never ever be. I am proud. I am not ashamed. I am even proud of my cancer and how it victimizes me and makes me helpless- not just anyone that I know who has been diagnosed with having a cancerous tumor– but makes me helpless. Life itself makes me helpless and you too. It is just like sticking your face underwater. It is absolutely fatal!”
Is autism incurable? If there is no such thing as autism, then there is no such thing as curing it.
There is no curing blindness either. Blindness does not exist as a physical presence. It is just a label in language to contrast with the capacity for sight. So while blindness does exist to be cured, there is the possibility of restoring sight to relatively healthy eyes (like an operation to remove the internal scar tissue of glaucoma) as well as the possibility of developing eye organs and neurological networks that allow for sight.
First published on May 29, 2011

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Underwater Fishes 4 (Photo credit: Mr.Thomas)
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song: “a new label” (the secret of language)

January 1, 2012
a new label (the secret of language)
My words are law
as long as you obey them
My name is God
but you can call me Satan
I tell you what should be
I train you in the art of hating
I may say it’s all for you
but maybe I am making
out like a bandit
as in pirate
as in banking
cartel empire monopoly
mafia syndicate racketeering
politician drama mythology
one party media propaganda machine
It’s not crazy talk
unless you don’t know the code
Can you speak Jabberwock?
If not, then don’t interpret it as broken
My dog only hears noise
when you speak in fluent Latin
Letters are just shapes
until you learn the whole alphabet
I know the secret
you have been trained does not exist
But I can’t tell you
Till you stop resisting and just listen
to the sounds
before you make them in to words
what do they mean
is it gibberish, brilliant, or absurd
Well you won’t know until you get it
and you won’t get it till you wake
up to the power of the language in the brain
is it a mystery
or is it confusing
if I use words
beyond your fluency
remember
ignorance is not confusion
what is confusion
is there even really such a thing?
how would you know?
compared to what?
are you only dreaming
that you’re just a front
a facade, a fake, a layer of an onion
claiming to be the whole enchilada
is it the opposite: a giant pretending to be small
are you God playing the victim of your shadow on the wall
people should not be evil
as in powerful
so if someone shows power
then we must hate them
why must we hate them
because I said so
but what difference does that make
hell, I don’t know
I hate the politicians
cause they taught me how to hate
I blame the propagandists
cause they told me not to blame
Diagnosis is hypnosis
a new label refills the jar
my excuses are the juiciest
my problems are so hard
I can’t beat the system
because I think I should
I won’t give up suffering
feeling bad looks too good
I caught hypochondria
and it is incurable
I got an immune system
but it isn’t working
it’s coughing and sneezing
I don’t know what is wrong
it’s vomiting and wheezing
we should probably turn it off
If people should not be powerful, that includes me
If people should not be anything, that includes me
So sacrifice your limits at the risk of being free
already
is your only limit idolatry
the false gods you worship so loyally
is it a church, teacher or ideology
who taught it to you
or was it written on your heart directly by God
and is that who you are certain that you are not
so you need a mediator, priest or courier
Jesus said:
“I am the gate” and “I am the way
the truth and the life,” but what does that mean?
Yes, it’s translated,
but the point is not going through another,
not using good works nor one certain method
Straight to God, directly, no intermediary
no intercessor, for “I am the truth” already
but what say you?
do you deny that there is a light within you
or is there only the light
and the identity in language is just a shadow?

Philip said, “Lord, show us the Father and that will be enough for us.”

9Jesus answered: “Don’t you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? 10Don’t you believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in me? The words I say to you are not just my own. Rather, it is the Father, living in me, who is doing his work…. You will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you.”

My words are law
as long as you obey them
My name is God
but you can call me Satan
Is diagnosis hypnosis
does a new label really refill the jar
or are the contents still the same
with or without a new label made of thought?

an absolute advantage: the intelligence of experience

December 21, 2011
1906 Patent for Wireless Telegraphy

1906 Patent for Wireless Telegraphy (Photo credit: Wesley Fryer)

The Scientific Method

The Scientific Method (Photo credit: afagen)


An “absolute advantage” involves being the best at something. While other advantages (like competitive prices or convenience) are valuable in business, they may be irrelevant.
For instance, consider a technological gap like between telephones and telegraphs. Telegraphs might be cheaper than telephones, but telephones have an absolute advantage over telegraphs, right?
Now, do you know what AT&T stands for? If not, and you asked 10 people what AT&T stands for, and the first nine said “no,” would you give up and not ask the tenth person or even ignore a single answer of “yes” or even (“maybe”)?
AT&T stands for American Telephone & Telegraph. They may have had a lot of business in both categories at one time, but that time has passed. They had to adapt to the reality that the faster they stopped working with telegraphs and concentrated exclusively on telephones, the better for their business. Now, much of their business is mobile devices like cell phones.
Let’s review a few more absolute advantages. The examples will cover physique, relief of health complaints, and investments.
Dr. Doug McGuff, M.D. and the famous marathoner Mark Sisson are among the advocates of “high intensity training.” Requiring only 15 minutes per week, their methods produce faster and safer results than lengthy weight-lifting routines and cardiovascular aerobics so popular in gyms today. Their methods are designed around the latest scientific research on high-efficiency cellular metabolism and muscle-building.
Dr. McGuff and Mr. Sisson are also advocates of radically effective diets. By reducing or eliminating the foods that produce unhealthy weight gain, cardiovascular distress, and hormonal chaos, they focus specifically on the fuels that the human body is designed to use. However, even they do not go as far as Aajonus Vanderplanitz. He is among many people who have been treated for diabetes, cancer, and autism, but while conventional treatments were total failures for him, he experienced total relief from all of those ailments simply by altering his diet.
Now, let’s imagine that ten specialists offered services relating to promoting health. If 9 of them said that they do not understand a particular physiological development, but they do know some ways to relieve some symptoms temporarily, those results may be attractive.
However, what if 1 of them said that they do understand a particular physiological development, that they personally had the same issue and know a method that resulted in them not having that issue? What if they added that they understand the physiology of why certain people who perform certain behaviors never get that condition, why certain behaviors are very likely to result in that condition, and why replacing particular behaviors in particular ways consistently results in specific predictable changes?
Interval Training

Interval Training (Photo credit: Greatist)

What has more credibility and relevance: nine people who admit ignorance of something or one who offers to demonstrate competence? For instance, if 9 people say that they do not know what AT&T stands for and 1 person claims to know, how relevant are the 9 who admit ignorance? Does the admitted ignorance of 9 out of 10 change the relevance of the one who claims knowledge?
How about this: I ask 10 people what AT&T stands for and 9 answer “yes,” but this time only 1 of them answers “no.” Does the admitted ignorance of 1 out of 10 change the relevance of the fact that the other 9 agree and offer evidence to back up their claims? What about if 9 out of 10 admit ignorance? Do any number of admissions of ignorance change the relevance of even a single claim of the capacity to demonstrate competence?
9 people who admit not knowing what AT&T stands for do not change that AT&T stands for something. 9 people who admit not knowing what AT&T stands for also do not change what AT&T stands for.
Likewise, 9 people who admit ignorance in how to address a medical condition labeled incurable (such as scurvy) do not change the physiological sequence that results in the medical condition labeled scurvy. Either there is an actual sequence that produces the medical conditions known as scurvy, cancer, diabetes, and autism or there is no such thing as any of those conditions. If there is an actual metabolic sequence that produces particular medical conditions, then any individual may or may not admit ignorance or offer to demonstrate competence in relation to it.
Also, if 9 people are not familiar with high intensity training and the results it consistently produces or the scientific logic of how, so what? 9 people who admit ignorance (or demonstrate it through resignation or cynicism) do not change the physiological sequence that results in the biochemical results of a particular increase in muscle tissue.
So, while the vast majority of health practitioners may presume that such diagnoses as diabetes, cancer, and autism are currently incurable, many researchers suggest that a lack of competence in physiology by a physician is not proof that something cannot ever be cured. Even the existence of research to find pharmaceutical “cures” is itself evidence that what may be called “incurable” by most physicians at a particular time is recognized as possible to cure. However, regulatory organizations funded by certain commercial interests may do their best to advance the commercial interests of their funders, which may include promoting the idea that the best response to a particular medical condition is a particular treatment that is extremely profitable to the ones providing it. Therefore, we might say that it is not that Vitamin C cures “scurvy,” but that the conventional use of the diagnostic label “scurvy” was simply a sloppy or negligent use of language.
Do we “cure” an empty gas tank by adding fuel? No, adding fuel to an empty tank just allows for a vehicle to move.
Would we say that the results or symptoms of having no fuel are caused by the presence of air in the fuel tank? No, we do not cure the tank full of air by adding fuel. The air that fills the tank in the absence of fuel is not the issue at all. Similarly, the absence of nutrients and physiological functionality that result in what can be called scurvy or cancer is really not “cured” by providing the relevant nourishment.
So, consider that there is clearly such a thing as normal metabolism. In the presence of certain amounts of Vitamin C, normal metabolism is possible. Vitamin C does not cure the absence of Vitamin C. Similarly, Vitamin B-17 does not cure the absence of Vitamin B-17. Vitamins like C and B-17 are simply required for normal metabolism. In the absence of any of the ingredients required, different results are produced.
If you attempt to bake cake without yeast and the cake does not rise and instead of cake you get brownies, that does not mean that you have brownies with yeastlessness or a cake with brownieness. You simply have brownies and not a cake.
Citrus fruit slices

Citrus fruit slices (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

If you eat enough Vitamin C, you have enough Vitamin C. If you do not eat enough Vitamin C, you do not have too much scurviness. There is no presence of a biochemical scurvy. Scurvy is just a linguistic label. Scurvy does not kill anyone. Vitamin C may result in survival, but a diagnostic label, like a label on a jar, does not have any effect on the content of a jar.
So, calling a label incurable is not especially intelligent or useful. A jar that does not contain any Vitamin C is not filled with too much incurable scurvy. Labeling a jar that does not contain Vitamin C as a jar that contains scurvy reminds me of another diagnostic label though: “quackery.”
Now, while many people may be interested in the distinctions in language that I just mentioned or even in the competencies in physiology that I just mentioned, I used all of the preceding simply as an introduction to the following. Even the question about 9 out of 10 people who admit ignorance about what AT&T stands for was just to lead to this.
First, remember that AT&T stopped investing in the telegraph business because telephones provided an absolute advantage over telegraphs. Mark Sisson stopped putting several hours a day in to exercising when he found a reliable way to produce better results in a tiny fraction of the time, right?
Now, how much would it be worth to have the insight of someone who understands how investment trends begin and end? Again, 9 people might admit ignorance, but thousands of admissions of ignorance do not make scurvy incurable or trends unpredictable.
Investors who used a competent advisor like Jim Shepherd received early warnings for the last 29 years before the beginning of every major rise and fall in the US stock market, as well as advance warning of the US real estate decline (I saw him refer to the emerging decline by 2002). I recently compiled a list of 10 forecasters who published alerts of at least one of the major economic developments of recent years.
So, if 10 out of 10 of them agreed about something being predictable for the near future, would you be interested in knowing the opportunities and risks that they agree are predictable? But wait! What if 6 billion people admit ignorance about those same opportunities and risks?
Would you be willing to stop what you are doing for a few minutes to learn how you could have the absolute advantage of vastly superior investing results at much less risk to you, much less cost to you, and much more security? Remember, even the best telegraphs do not compete with any basic telephone that is functional. The best-trained aerobics instructors do not compete with a personal trainer who is competent in “high intensity training.” The best-trained pharmaceutical “medicationists” do not compete with a single competent physiologist. Further, if you want to prosper economically, you might value even a brief consultation with someone who understands economics, trends, markets, court systems, legal issues, and, last but not least, language.
9 people who admit that the Greek language does not make any more sense to them then investment trends do not compete with a single person who understands that prices are like stickers on a jar. Prices do not change the content of the jar. People who only watch prices and follow them may not even understand what changes prices predictably.
In economics, different methods get different results, as in rewards or losses. It is no different in economics than in anything else.

However, you do not need to understand the science behind high intensity training to experience the absolute advantage that it has over more popular methods. Likewise, you do not need to understand the logic behind the reliable forecasts of competent analysts to benefit from them. All you have to do is demonstrate that you are more interested in one person who claims to be able to demonstrate competence than in 9 people who admit ignorance (or even 6 billion).

Who can we trust?

December 14, 2011

Who can we REALLY trust?

Our elders?    Mine taught me to believe in Santa Claus
Churches?      Besides Santa, one church taught us that the sun goes around the earth
Doctors?        They taught us that scurvy was incurable (and that smoking was safe)
The Media?   They did not warn us about economic instabilities
Politicians?   Right, as if our politicians are more trustworthy than politicians in general!


Beware of trusting tradition. Traditions come and go. Respect them, but do not worship them.

Copernicus and Galileo both noted that the earth revolves around the sun, but only Galileo attracted the wrath of the ruling Empire of organized coercion by proudly challenging tradition. Nearly two thousand years before them, Aristarchus, Seleucus, and even Archimedes had also publicly referenced the idea that the earth revolved around the sun, though Archimedes simply acknowledged the model while rejecting it as false.

English: Galileo facing the Roman Inquisition,...

Galileo facing the Holy Roman Inquisition- Image via Wikipedia

So, it is one thing to merely reference something like Archimedes did, another to confirm it, and yet another to openly disrespect tradition by advocating a model contrary to popular superstition and even publicizing the error of egomaniacal dictators. Galileo was emphatically warned that aggressively publicizing his model (of an earth that revolves around the sun) would result in personal punishment and then he openly risked that punishment, resulting in his conviction as a heretic by the Inquisition. He was spared the typical death sentence of ritual human sacrifice of the Holy Roman Empire‘s Inquisition and was even spared imprisonment or torture, instead only being placed under “house arrest” for the rest of his life (9 years).

Two priests demand a heretic to repent as he i...

"Two priests torture a heretic and demand that he repent." Image via Wikipedia

Now, there are many popular beliefs which may be myths, from Santa Claus to geocentric models of astronomy to political intolerance, like the theatrical anti-communist purges headed by US Senator Joe McCarthy. Ironically, that anti-communist purge was rather similar to any other purge, including communist purges. The McCarthy purge was rather like it would be to organize a counter-Inquisition to purge all Catholics as punishment for the historic Inquisition by a few Catholics centuries before: a replication of the thing it is alleged to oppose or prevent, a mere hijacking of the prior tradition, a clear hypocrisy.

Some people shout and scream and rage each time that a politician is exposed as a hypocrite. Eventually, one may notice a pattern: a high proportion of the politicians in world history have condemned behavior patterns that they were practicing themselves at the time, especially deception (but also coercion).
But why condemn spies for practicing deception? Why condemn assassins for practicing violence and terrorism? Why condemn commercial advertising propagandists for cultivating distraction, disinformation, and confusion?

That is the clear function of mainstream media and education, and what would actually be really odd would be frequent disclaimers warning the masses that commercials are designed to influence perception and behavior. So, have we been trained to condemn certain practices primarily in order to discourage us from practicing them- or at least openly practicing them?
Historically, there have been many social institutions that have cultivated antagonism against their own institution and then punished the rebellion. Courts need crimes (and criminals). Armies need enemies, like in the US Civil War in which the Union Army invaded and occupied the people living in territories that wished to basically get a divorce from the USA.

However, could any individual or group in the governments of those states legitimately speak for all of the people of those territories? While several leaders of the Rebel Confederacy may have favored secession, which sectors of the population favored or opposed secession? How about Native Americans? (Oddly enough, various groups of Native Americans and even slaves may have fought on both sides of the Civil War.)

Some people may say that the sacred principles of property rights were being defended by the Confederate soldiers: the legal right to own another human being as property. Many of the “moral justification ideologies” of politicians that are popular within a particular group at some time are later relaxed or even reversed. Even the Roman Catholic Church officially reversed it’s position on Galileo’s heliocentrism in 1992 (which was 359 years after his trial, conviction and sentencing for the crime of heresy).

The government of the US has famously reversed it’s position on such issues as slavery, the right of women to vote, and the criminalization of alcohol. In fact, what was once a crime punishable by death or life imprisonment, speaking the Navajo language, was later a famous “secret weapon” of US Military in World War 2. Also, about two hundred years after the religious freedom at least of certain white males was protected in the US, the American Indian Religious Freedom Act of 1978 was passed (yes, even protecting religious practices that included the use of the Navajo language).

Traditions come and go. Respect them, but do not worship them. Beware of trusting them.

Jesus apparently taught “cease condemnation and forgive.” Obviously, not everyone who may appreciate something about the story of Jesus is aware of that specific teaching, and further not all who are aware of it are equally developed in the practice of forgiveness or humble repentance from condemnation.

Shall we condemn them for even only a recent history of condemning? Shall we add to the already long history of religious hypocrisy? We could. We could even simply condemn all people who condemn people, or at least condemn some of the people who condemn people.

We could also condemn the media for doing what they have always done, or condemn the politicians for doing what they have always done, or condemn any of the traditionalists for resisting alternative theoretical models, like by condemning those models. So we could condemn some or all traditions and traditionalism.

We could even condemn being respectful of traditions and traditionalism rather than contemptuous. We could make contempt in to a new tradition to champion.

“Contempt is next to Godliness,” we could shout. We could write it on signs: “What we need is more contempt! Okay, maybe I don’t need more contempt, but obviously you do!”

healing words of the soul

December 11, 2011

healing code words of the human soul

You are a soul. More specifically, you are soul. You are not an isolated identifying in language, not a self-image, not an ego, not a personality, not a person or an estate in law or accounting. You are an eternal soul.
You as a soul are simply more fundamental than any of the linguistic identities or images that you may have mistakenly identified not as “mine,” but as “me.” Those come and go in time while a soul, relative to those temporary things, is lasting or unchanging or eternal.
By eternal, I do not mean that you as a soul are immortal. You as a soul are not immortal. Only soul is immortal. An isolated soul is only eternal. Soul itself is immortal.
So, do I have a soul or am I a soul? If I can identify a thing, then how can that thing be “me?” I am the one recognizing my self-awareness as distinct from patterns in language such as some name or some reputation or some description in language of “how I am.”
I am not a set of personality traits that can be described in language. Personality traits can develop or fade or mature. I am not the personality traits that I have. I have them. They are not me. I am a soul.
Before “I” arises in language, soul is all that is. Even when language arises, soul is still all that is.
The soul is earlier than any of those things that can arise in language. The soul is the source of language. People can change their names, learn new languages, and even lose neurological functions of language or memory, yet the soul is still present.
Now, language may refer to a body as having a disease, such as scurvy. All of that is a construction in language. Scurvy is a label for various physiological developments. The use of the term scurvy does not imply that at a particular moment in time, a scurvy appeared in a certain portion of a certain body, and then later disappeared or exited. That is the linguistic model of “possession” such as by a demon. There is another model.
There is no healing of scurvy because there is no scurvy except as a label in language. When there is a certain amount of vitamin C as well as various other things in a body, then life (or soul) does not produce the physiological functionality that can be labeled scurvy. When there is a lesser amount of vitamin C in a living body, then the physiological functioning arises that can be labeled “scurvy.”
Scurvy cannot be cured. Scurvy is a label in language.
Scurvy is not a demon possessing a body. Scurvy is a six-letter word.
But what about other “incurable illnesses?” There are such things as physical parasites, but scurvy and cancer and diabetes are just diagnostic labels in language. Parasites can be killed or driven out, at least in some cases.
However, “incurable” diagnostic labels in language cannot be killed or driven out or exorcised. A soul cannot have cancer or diabetes or scurvy. However, a soul can have a body that has various vitamins and various physiological functionalities that can be labeled “incurable scurvy” or “incurable demon possession” and so on.
The linguistic model based on the theory of demon possession is the same model that is used when saying “that body has scurvy” or “that body has cancer” or “that body has diabetes.”
Diabetes is a diagnostic label for a particular level of sugar in the urine (and blood). The word diabetes is derived from the Greek words for sweet urine. A body is not possessed by sweet urine. A body is not plagued by sweet urine. A body can produce urine and that urine can be notably sweet. All that sweetness in the urine is because of an excess of sweetness in the rest of the body which is being eliminated through the urine. Certain levels of sweetness (carbohydrate) can be detrimental to physiological functionality, like circulation and vision and glandular function and nerve function.
Diabetes does not cause those symptoms. Diabetes is a diagnostic label in language for those symptoms, with sweetness in the bodily fluids (such as urine and blood) being the first signal of too much carbohydrate in the diet. too much carbohydrate in the diet can produce sweetness in the blood and urine, as well as a variety of other noticeable effects, such as what is called blindness or numbness.
However, even blindness or numbness are just labels in language. Remove the carbohydrates from the diet, and then the impairments to nerve functions such as sensation of touch or visual functioning may decline.
A body does not have numbness or blindness or baldness. A body may or may not have the capacity for sight and touch and growth of hair.
A chair is not numb or blind. A chair just does not have the capacity for sight or touch.
A chair cannot have scurvy or diabetes or cancer or any incurable illness. Neither can a soul.
A soul cannot be healed. Only what is broken can heal, such as a scratch on skin. However, a soul can recognize it’s wholeness and perfection and invulnerability to language.

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