Anyone feeling a spiritual awakening recently?
  • In the past couple of weeks, I've listened to the Bhagavad Gita on audio book and the 10 hours of the Tree of Knowledge by Terence McKenna, both for the first time. Since listening to Terence speak about Novelty, I've been having synchronicities increase ten fold. I stumbled onto Overtone chanting this week, and it has (I feel) doubled my vocal abilities. I've realized I've been living outside of the harmonies, and since listening to all this things I feel I've tuned into this harmonic frequency. I think were getting closer to boundary dissolution thanks to things like Duncan's podcast. Him and this forum have been the tuning fork I needed.
  • Apparently the spontaneous orgasm I had the other night was an indicator of root chakra activation
  • yes, there is definitely much to be learned in this community...The group here has helped me spiritually
  • In the past couple of weeks, I've listened to the Bhagavad Gita on audio book and the 10 hours of the Tree of Knowledge by Terence McKenna, both for the first time. Since listening to Terence speak about Novelty, I've been having synchronicities increase ten fold. I stumbled onto Overtone chanting this week, and it has (I feel) doubled my vocal abilities. I've realized I've been living outside of the harmonies, and since listening to all this things I feel I've tuned into this harmonic frequency. I think were getting closer to boundary dissolution thanks to things like Duncan's podcast. Him and this forum have been the tuning fork I needed.



    Terence is brilliant. what do you mean by boundary dissolution?
    am i a good boy?

    it doesn't have to be anything

    will u sign my petition to change the name of our planet from Earth to Poor Thing?
  • Terence is who I heard it from, but what he says is the thing holding humans back is that we can't actually feel what someone else is feeling. If we could actually feel what kind of negative impact we have on another person, then we would stop immediately. But with things like podcast you almost feel like you'er in Duncan's head or whoever. Pete Holmes example. Then when you hear them doing other people's podcast it's like you know how their going to act and you're there with him. The other side of the coin is they are literally in our heads talking through our earbuds through the Internet. Dissolution of our physical boundaries.
  • Nostradamus, what were you in the middle of doing when you had the spontaneous orgasm?
  • Nostradamus, what were you in the middle of doing when you had the spontaneous orgasm?



    I know my comment seemed like a joke, It wasn't. I was meditating while lying down, 2 hours had gone by, and than swoosh like.... within 30 seconds it all happened. I seriously thought a succubus attached herself to me back then xD haha
  • I took it completely serious and that is amazing. I need some succubi lovin myself.
  • Hahahhaa, It's totally freaky...felt good, but weirded me out for weeks, until I stumbled upon info about root chakra activation during a kundalini awakening.
  • Just a byproduct caused by the uncoiling of the snake eh?
  • I felt pretty good after giving flowers to a stranger...I really sensed the tide turing. I keep the flow in my peripheral most of the time...right now is only because of where I was...but lately...even moreso...things feel right...
    Eyes that have seen will know what I mean - Todd Rundgren
  • Short answer, fuck yes.
  • The ultimate synchronizing time. I feel extreme optimism but also keep an eye on pure evil that is showing its butt. The energy that people are sending out is more and more obvious.
  • Yeah. I was just reading my old text messages, e-mails and instant messages etc. and it's crazy how much the way how i experience the world has changed even in the past year. I really don't recognize myself at all from even my year old messages.

    I don't remember what podcast it was, but in some recent podcast Duncan was talking about just feeling thankful. That's exactly what I feel these days. I find myself just saying thank you silently multiple times a day, i don't even know who or what I am saying it to. Just a feeling of thankfulness and peace underlying everything.
  • Abso-fucking-lutely! The last couple months has been sort of surreal for me. I'm definitely on my life's path right now and while I'm a little overwhelmed at all the change going on, I'm extremely excited and optimistic about everything even though a year ago I would be freaking the fuck out! Synchronicities have been piling up like crazy and I feel like everything is accelerating more and more. I learned recently that I'm an empath and looking back at my life it explains so much about me and why things have happened they way they did. This forum has already helped me so much in just the few weeks I've been on it, and the rogan podcast is really what gave me the right push a few months back. I love all of you guys!
  • You guys reaffirm my sanity in a world of negative confirmation bias opportunities. I consider myself pretty lucky to have the indirect support of others experiencing the exact same stuff. Relating to scores of strangers on such a spiritual level is something I never thought I'd experience. Can't wait to see the result of the ascension, or whatever.
  • around may 13th, I believe, I was in a car crash that could have easily killed me. The tow truck driver showed up and I asked him if I could use his phone. I apologized for having blood on my hands, he was like, "Dude, I don't care. I'm just amazed that you're alive". The insurance adjuster and the shop guy both said the only wreck that ever came close to being this bad that they had seen in 5 years on the job, was fatal. I walked away with bumps and bruises. I'll post the picture later, once I have time to figure out the whole html deal. Multiple people that I work with, saw the picture and actually asked me if I was on a motorcyle. In truth it was a 2009 toyota corolla. Long story short, I quite literally feel as though I died that day and came back a different person. I got an xbox 360 for my 27th bday in April, hardly play it anymore. Quit smoking since then, cigarettes actually taste different. I quit getting drunk every day of the weekend. I started going back to jiu jitsu. I started meditating again. I quit eating meat and started drinking 3 quarts of water a day. My wife asked me, "how did you do it?" Funny question to me because it took no effort at all. Then I started watching the Bashar videos on youtube. About a week ago, I came across one were he talks about each of us actually living different realities. Similar, but different. He also talks about when people walk away from accidents that they shouldn't have, they actually didn't. They died and woke up in a similar reality, but that person will usually feels different after something like that. That was probably a wake up call that I set up for myself before life began, who knows. We each set up our own ways to awaken at this time, tailored to eachh of our personalities. People who seem to be going through the hardest time right now, are actually probably progressing the most. Negative emotions are being amplified right now so we are forced to deal with them, then release them.

    @Eman, Ascension is a word that needs to be shaken off and looked at with fresh eyes. There are certain words that catch on in the spiritual community, that actually start to take on a different meaning. Ascension is happening all the time. Ascension is the natural progress of all that is. It's up to each of us to choose whether we prefer to grow and ascend, or to stay in lower negative vibrations. No choice is wrong, as all paths lead to growth.

  • Yeah, I don't like to use the word much for reasons similar, but I figure here, of all places, I can safely assume that most will interpret it without the twisted meanings things can take on.

    What would you have used instead? Out of curiosity. I've never been a master of word choice. Language is so insufficient. I can't wait til we communicate by intent when we dissolute into infinity.... :)

    And man, intense! Glad to hear you're alive in my reality, assumingly on a sweet path and have recognized it. The slightly different reality thing is fascinating to think over. You could have easily died and returned to spiritual home and returned in a stunningly similar yet totally different reality. And in the previous reality you are getting buried, while here you're contemplating what it is that feels different, but ya can't quite put your finger on it and chalk it up to novelty. I'm very curious to feel what that feels like, although I don't envy the intensity of the experience it derived from. Kudos man, stay strong!

    You still going through any rehab/recovery at all?
  • pinkfrost said:

    The ultimate synchronizing time. I feel extreme optimism but also keep an eye on pure evil that is showing its butt. The energy that people are sending out is more and more obvious.



    ^That. I think.

  • @Eman The main thing about recovery is not giving in to old patters that will come up again. They're like zombies, vampire zombies, that know they are losing their grip on you so they come back with hell fire missles and relentlessly try to suck what ever energy they can from you. Once you stop giving any attention to them, they starve in your presence and are forced to leave. Once you are living in a higher, more positive, vibration, it's almost like you become invisible to them, and they to you. Once you get to that point, it's like they are on a whole different radio station. You know they're there but you aren't listening.

    I still drink, just now it's much less. I used to not do things I wanted to do because I wanted to party. That's how I know I've changed. Those things just aren't as exiting to me as trying to raise my frequency as high as I possibly can. "The best way to become enlightened is to lighten up" ~Bashar. Don't take yourself, or anything for that matter, too seriously. Have fun with this and stop worrying about the past or the future. Now is where it's all at.
  • the other day when i was high and meditating i think i might have been close to leaving my body and i had some short periods of complete silence and light and i think i felt my soul for the first time.

    it was amazing and i have felt great since. i even got into a euphoric state at work. it felt sort of like the one time i tried ecstasy but purer and allot shorter. luckily no one saw me otherwise i probably would have gotten fired.

    cant be sure if i just was stoned or if i had an awakening but i sure as hell feel amazing!
    Post edited by whotson at 2012-06-16 20:13:17
  • awakening, no doubt. If you're on the duncantrussell website reading the spiritual forums, then you can be sure you're on the right path. My teacher told me once when I asked him if he thought I had any sort of spiritual potential, that I did and he knew it simply because I had interest in astral travel, etc. Many people don't even think about this type of stuff, but humanity is awakening. When people say I'm weird for talking about meditation and stuff, I just think they'll be joining me soon enough. If not, their judgments aren't my problem. When you start to truly understand that you have a higher self, when people try to tell you what's up, it's easy to understand that they don't know jack.
  • on waking without awakening

    UMM...I'M A #TBI TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY survivor (Nov 05; those words don't really describe the trip, instead of a better phrase i just never mention it) and i've never felt "recovered", "normal", "back", or whatever.

    I RAN THROUGH ABOUT A THREE YEAR PHASE where i experienced "moments of clarity" where i felt a huge leap forward and new confidence (the popular belief of brain injury recovery taking about two years is really shifting to five, or even ten years, as independently confirmed by at least four different specialists).

    MY FLASHES OF PROGRESS/Inspirado have subsided and now advances mostly arise through repetition and habit; small variations in routine have the frustrating potential to send me off the rails (i've likened my focus to ice skating on a tight rope...it's not against the laws of physics, just takes a little focus).

    DESPITE MY ORIGINALLY UNREMARKABLE 90ct bottle, and after taking the chance to shit on the whole idea of nootropics, i jumped back on the alpha-brain train (i have yet to post a retraction, but i plan on it), and am now going to really evaluate the effects in some tangible way...or at least think about it and never do.

    I COULD PROBABLY GO for a spiritual awakening (i found a list of local trails and have started hiking). i actually did some shopping here but still haven't opened the box. I'm waiting to clean my apartment, but i plan to go about it with a focus and an intent, and a question to ask the man behind the curtain...

    WHAT SHOULD I ASK?
    Post edited by jdirt2019 at 2013-02-06 23:18:20
  • Cooperation is what it all comes down to...I just realized this...While on the shitter watching the Timewave 2013 trailer...Being on this board, it's special, we're all cooperating with each other sharing awesome info. Info that is meant to be shared...We're just not talking about sneakers or baking cookies (unless they are the good kind if you know what i mean). I also find myself cooperating better with the rest of humanity, this whole week i've been trying to do at least 1 good deed everyday to help someone in need, and i've had the best week ever.

    "The ancients believed that the process of achieving ones goals was more important than the actual attainment. That which is important must be worked towards. Nothing of significance comes easy."
  • bdj86 said:

    Abso-fucking-lutely! The last couple months has been sort of surreal for me. I'm definitely on my life's path right now and while I'm a little overwhelmed at all the change going on, I'm extremely excited and optimistic about everything even though a year ago I would be freaking the fuck out! Synchronicities have been piling up like crazy and I feel like everything is accelerating more and more. I learned recently that I'm an empath and looking back at my life it explains so much about me and why things have happened they way they did. This forum has already helped me so much in just the few weeks I've been on it, and the rogan podcast is really what gave me the right push a few months back. I love all of you guys!




    Same here man!!!!!! I'm sure this is how a majority of us on this board feel!
    "The ancients believed that the process of achieving ones goals was more important than the actual attainment. That which is important must be worked towards. Nothing of significance comes easy."
  • This forum also helps a lot to know that i'm not alone in the world, that there's people that go through similar things, both good and bad.
    Post edited by Cetra at 2012-07-02 13:37:30
  • awesome @edwin! A good deed a day will turn into a giant snowball of positiveness.

    @Cetra. Dude! The reason you are going through depression is because there is a war going on for your mind, spirit, and body. Those vampires will stick around until you firmly tell them to fuck off. I was able to quit using zoloft lately, but have you thought about taking something, only until you get your life on track? Start choosing abundance, go out there and get some good work and move out of your dads house if possible. Start going to some sort of martial arts or tai chi. Bashar says that 99.99999% of all dis-ease or condition, such as depression, can be cured by doing a few simple things. Oxygen - Breathe deep for at least 10 minutes a day. Water - drink 2 to 3 quarts a day. Exercise - energy stores in your cells. The water combined with exercise will pump that shit out. Lastly, start eating lighter, whatever that means for you. If you ever need some encouragement hit me up. I want to see this forum become one of support and togetherness, unlike most on the interwebs. Duncan calls us family because we are that, Soul family!

    If you are going through hard times right now, it's because we are in Grad school here on earth. One final push to clear as much karma as we possibly can. Once you heal yourself, you allow others in your life to heal as well. That's the ultimate goal, healing and rising above the old constructs, which were put in place by a bunch of old rich fucks are on the opposite end of the spectrum. The constructs they put in place kind of backfired on them because it ended up being the catalyst for positive growth. Like a rubber band, the farther you pull back into the dark, the farther you shoot into the light when you finally make that decision. I know this because it happened to me a few short months ago. You can do it!
  • @Cetra
    That's rough, man. You'll get through it. Will a new environment. It takes time!
  • @ InB4Ascension I'm curious when you talk about feeling like you understand a person's ignorance or people not thinking compassionately. It seems that many people say that there are the awakened and the unawakened who do not understand. This is how it seems to myself also sometimes, but I am curious about it. I have met 3 people who are on the level I am in my life. I am 20. I am wondering about when one person does not understand another, like the unenlightened will not understand the enlightened. Is this the lack of mental vocabulary of the unenlightened? How do we put our ideas into a format that people of a lower level can comprehend? And how do the enlightened hold the high ground? I find myself fluctuating a lot from really connected to somewhat lost. I just forget sometimes. You know?
  • @Cetra
    That's rough, man. You'll get through it. Will a new environment. It takes time!



    could be and could have been much worse, i left the accident with nothing but a concussion, could have gone a thousand different ways than it did. i try not to say "my life sucks" when i know shit like Liberia is going on but yea man i appreciate it, i'd like to think my creative energy is going into manifesting a new environment :)

    @InB4Ascension, the kind words/advice and motivation are much appreciated :D

    i think i might check out some Bashar videos at some point soon. I really like what he says and even though i'm not skeptical of channeling at all i stopped watching him a few years ago because i was almost looking at what he was saying like it was on a guru level, but now i think it'll help a lot more than when i was initially interested.

    One video i haven't been able to find was this one where he was talking about how if an artist had the best paint supplies but they never painted it'd be a waste of the materials but if they started out drawing on cave walls with burnt sticks then by the time they got to the really good materials they could do amazing things with it, i'd really like to find the talk that clip was from but i haven't been able to even find that clip since i heard it

    MymaJyma said:

    I am wondering about when one person does not understand another, like the unenlightened will not understand the enlightened. Is this the lack of mental vocabulary of the unenlightened? How do we put our ideas into a format that people of a lower level can comprehend? And how do the enlightened hold the high ground? I find myself fluctuating a lot from really connected to somewhat lost. I just forget sometimes. You know?



    i think it really depends on how ready the "unenlightened" or "not awake" person is to accept the relevant information. If you try telling one of those cops that beat down occupy protesters for the fun of it [instead of being a true figure of serving and helping the people] that reality is an illusion you're going to get laughed at, or if you try telling one of your friends about a deeply personal subjective experience they're more than likely going to call you gay.

    Also i think you have to genuinely not feel superior to "normal" people just because you're not happy with the way things are going, even if they're clearly ridiculous, or just because you might have a better understanding of life or a situation than the guy working the suit and tie monthly piss test job

    Post edited by Cetra at 2012-06-18 00:16:22
  • In the past couple of weeks, I've listened to the Bhagavad Gita on audio book and the 10 hours of the Tree of Knowledge by Terence McKenna, both for the first time. Since listening to Terence speak about Novelty, I've been having synchronicities increase ten fold. I stumbled onto Overtone chanting this week, and it has (I feel) doubled my vocal abilities. I've realized I've been living outside of the harmonies, and since listening to all this things I feel I've tuned into this harmonic frequency. I think were getting closer to boundary dissolution thanks to things like Duncan's podcast. Him and this forum have been the tuning fork I needed.



    The synchronicitys are there to the fullest, all the time, for everybody. Its only a matter of if you are paying attention or not.
  • @InB4Ascension Wow thanks for getting me into Bashar. I youtubed him after reading your post and wow. He is so fascinating. Everyone check him out. If I have this right, he his someone who is channelling an alien entity that gives the best advice about, life, spirituality, singularity, time etc. Even if he were a con man, he's giving the best information that is changing lives.
  • This "Bashar" sounds like Dan Aykroyd with a tick manifested in the form of a Scottish accent. I do agree that the message behind whatever it is that is going on is indeed positive.
  • @InB4Ascension

    i've found a video of Bashar speaking on one of the main issues that i have the most anxiety about. I won't really get into it, i'd like to save it for maybe a dedicated thread [or in this thread if it's more relevant] once i know what i'm talking about but thanks for reminding me of Bashar, man :)
    Post edited by Cetra at 2012-06-19 03:19:51
  • SIOSSIOS
    Hrair
    Lots of synchronicity well as the number 777 keeps popping up EVERYWHERE since I've been reading Crowley (777 being the name of one of his books).
    Tuning in and dropping out, dancing Buddhas twist and shout!
  • @Cetra make sure to keep us updated if you decided to make the thread on Bashar!
  • you're more then welcome all. No one is better than any one else just because they seek out spiritual wisdom. All paths lead to growth.

    Any one shroomin this weekend, summer solstice baby.

    You have to look beyond the facial ticks,etc. When watching bashar. Just listen to the message.

    I recently overcame anxiety cetra. Message me if u need advice. Love all of you animals.
  • SIOS said:

    Lots of synchronicity well as the number 777 keeps popping up EVERYWHERE since I've been reading Crowley (777 being the name of one of his books).


    Agree, weirdly looked into Crowley's 777 like two days ago for the first time. Hello, ynchronicity.

  • You know, Ynchronicities^
  • Cooperation is what it all comes down to...I just realized this...While on the shitter watching the Timewave 2013 trailer...Being on this board, it's special, we're all cooperating with each other sharing awesome info. Info that is meant to be shared...We're just not talking about sneakers or baking cookies (unless they are the good kind if you know what i mean). I also find myself cooperating better with the rest of humanity, this whole week i've been trying to do at least 1 good deed everyday to help someone in need, and i've had the best week ever.



    Yeah, this is something I've been telling people for some time. This one guy I worked with said society needs competition in order to innovate. I told him technology has reached the point where competition, specifically, Darwinism, is now an outdated concept. Shouldn't we now be using it to improve everyone's quality of life?
    Post edited by Mr_Marijuana at 2012-06-20 20:55:48
  • MymaJyma said:

    @ InB4Ascension I'm curious when you talk about feeling like you understand a person's ignorance or people not thinking compassionately. It seems that many people say that there are the awakened and the unawakened who do not understand. This is how it seems to myself also sometimes, but I am curious about it. I have met 3 people who are on the level I am in my life. I am 20. I am wondering about when one person does not understand another, like the unenlightened will not understand the enlightened. Is this the lack of mental vocabulary of the unenlightened? How do we put our ideas into a format that people of a lower level can comprehend? And how do the enlightened hold the high ground? I find myself fluctuating a lot from really connected to somewhat lost. I just forget sometimes. You know?



    What I think is that some people just aren't ready to make that next level jump. Its really hard, especially if you're caught up with all the distractions society throws our way, which affects a lot of young people, especially those in your age group. Enlightenment gets lost in the shuffle, however, it is up to the individual to seek out these things, therefore trying to reveal it to people who aren't there yet will result in people making judgements on your character instead of looking within themselves for that truth. I believe this may have been put in place to allow the individual to access this truth when they've lived and struggled enough with themselves and are ready to receive it.
    Post edited by Mr_Marijuana at 2012-06-21 14:49:56
  • @Mr_Marijuana
    "Yeah, this is something I've been telling people for some time. This one guy I worked with said society needs competition in order to innovate. I told him technology has reached the point where competition, specifically, Darwinism, is now an outdated concept. Shouldn't we now be using it to improve everyone's quality of life?"

    That isn't true at all. Social Darwinism is as pervasive as it's ever been. Competition is what grants your privileged life and all its technological amenities. Think about it. There's a reason other human beings are industrial slaves, starving, or diseased, and a reason some enjoy the full benefits of fossil fuels and cutting edge technology.

    This is the problem with the utilitarian perspective, almost always those subscribing to it are blind to their hypocrisy.
    Post edited by Gubermensch at 2012-06-21 14:58:27
  • @Mr_Marijuana Thanks for the reply. We all live in this 3rd dimensional reality, 3d life happens. Nobody is perfect. I get what you're saying about letting people find spirituality for themselves , I had to. But I had people along the way telling me these things are possible and can be attained by anyone! The whole, what will they think if I tell them what's on my mind, is a way of thinking that has stopped serving me. If someone wants to make a judgement based on me being honest, so be it. It sounds more like a personal problem to me. I hope you don't take this wrong. I value everyone's opinion here so long as they are constructive and not trolling.

    I once moved to south lake tahoe, right from my mormons parents house, into a community of people who were a little more light shall we say. At first it was a bit of a culture shock, but then I realized that some, and I emphasize some, of the folks there were a certain kind of happy and honest that you can't fake. When you realize that people can and are actually trying to work on themselves in that way, it makes you realize that you can too. Any one claiming to know it all, don't know jack. The most enlightened/liberated beings, will all tell you that they are a small drop in the ocean of all that is.

  • @Mr_Marijuana
    "Yeah, this is something I've been telling people for some time. This one guy I worked with said society needs competition in order to innovate. I told him technology has reached the point where competition, specifically, Darwinism, is now an outdated concept. Shouldn't we now be using it to improve everyone's quality of life?"

    That isn't true at all. Social Darwinism is as pervasive as it's ever been. Competition is what grants your privileged life and all its technological amenities. Think about it. There's a reason other human beings are industrial slaves, starving, or diseased, and a reason some enjoy the full benefits of fossil fuels and cutting edge technology.

    This is the problem with the utilitarian perspective, almost always those subscribing to it are blind to their hypocrisy.



    Actually, I was thinking about those impoverished places that have no vegetables, that have no food and little water and shelter. Those are the places where technology has to be introduced to allow those people to thrive so that there is no perpetuation of squalor and that allows the people the freedom to explore and expand their lives so that they too may evolve and enjoy the same privileges and things you and I take for granted. You are right, though. Darwinism has served its purpose, however I feel that 'survival of the fittest' in it's current form, is now about greed and acquisition, and things that block your mental, physical, and spiritual development, things which are also showing their weakness in society, due in a lot of ways to the Pariahs of Peace - Duncan's and Joe's respective podcasts. But then again, I try not to be attached to any one idea.

    The problem and the reason it won't get done will always be "How much does it cost?"


    @Mr_Marijuana Thanks for the reply. We all live in this 3rd dimensional reality, 3d life happens. Nobody is perfect. I get what you're saying about letting people find spirituality for themselves , I had to. But I had people along the way telling me these things are possible and can be attained by anyone! The whole, what will they think if I tell them what's on my mind, is a way of thinking that has stopped serving me. If someone wants to make a judgement based on me being honest, so be it. It sounds more like a personal problem to me. I hope you don't take this wrong. I value everyone's opinion here so long as they are constructive and not trolling.



    I used to care what people thought and I realized that trying to know other people's minds is a waste of time that I just don't care to acknowledge anymore because I feel my energy would be better spent working on myself. I was attempting to illustrate how someone who may not know what you're talking about may react. I've had this experience a few times this last year, attempting to have 'deep' talks with co-workers. One dude got pissed and doesn't speak to me anymore. Then I read something that said trying to show people the answer would then result in people not really comprehending what you're talking about.
    Post edited by Mr_Marijuana at 2012-06-21 17:57:32
  • @Mr_Marijuana

    Actually, I was thinking about those impoverished places that have no vegetables, that have no food and little water and shelter. Those are the places where technology has to be introduced to allow those people to thrive so that there is no perpetuation of squalor and that allows the people the freedom to explore and expand their lives so that they too may evolve and enjoy the same privileges and things you and I take for granted. You are right, though. Darwinism has served its purpose, however I feel that 'survival of the fittest' in it's current form, is now about greed and acquisition, and things that block your mental, physical, and spiritual development, things which are also showing their weakness in society, due in a lot of ways to the Pariahs of Peace - Duncan's and Joe's respective podcasts. But then again, I try not to be attached to any one idea.

    The problem and the reason it won't get done will always be "How much does it cost?"


    Devil's Advocate

    'Survival of the fittest' has always been about greed and acquisition, no?

    Does it block everyone's mental, physical, and spiritual development equally, or are there different outcomes based on one's role and influence - how about a Goldman Sachs CEO vs. a min. wage Walmart associate?

    They're curing ignorance to some degree and exposing some injustices (From the Herd's perspective) in society - no doubt. But they're comedians, earning the peasantry's ill-obtained cash in exchange for laughter.
    Post edited by Gubermensch at 2012-06-21 20:51:48
  • 'Survival of the fittest' has always been about greed and acquisition, no?

    Does it block everyone's mental, physical, and spiritual development equally, or are there different outcomes based on one's role and influence - how about a Goldman Sachs CEO vs. a min. wage Walmart associate?

    They're curing ignorance to some degree and exposing some injustices (From the Herd's perspective) in society - no doubt. But they're comedians, earning the peasantry's ill-obtained cash in exchange for laughter.



    I think depending on certain factors, Ie., how you grew up, where you live, access to information, mental capacity, etc. can actually influence development in all or no areas. However, with the advent of the internet, such boundaries are becoming smaller due to increased access to it. Therefore, other factors inhibiting overall development become smaller and smaller.
  • Sort of, I still really value my rationality and objectivity But I have gone from pretty much pure atheism to seeking out and reading the Bhagadvad Gita and Ram Dass and such andlike many of y'all I have Duncan and Joe to thank. I still am very cautious and don't really know what I believe but there are some very interesting ideas swirling around that weren't there before.

    Hell, yesterday I went to the 'Chariot Festival' in Chicago that the hare krishna folks put on. And it was really really enjoyable.
  • I feel like I'm at a point where I'm ready and excited for a spiritual reawakening and then expanding on it. I feel like I just want to devour texts and be open to anything but it's so staggering I don't know where to start. The "rebirth" is the connection I want to feel again that I haven't thought about in years. I want to take back my fluidity so bad.
  • Like most other times before, our society's on the verge of a renaissance, a revolution, or more of the same. Personally though the past year or so has really been the time in my life I've "grown" the most.
  • Standing on the verge of getting it on - Funkadelic
    wotta great feeling to have.
    Eyes that have seen will know what I mean - Todd Rundgren

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