A superstition is an easy-to-understand concept that has no basis in reality. Believing a superstition blocks the perception of more useful possibilities. But superstitions are not called superstitions until they are recognized as superstitions. Before then they are regarded as the truth.
A superstition that participants in modern culture have not yet identified as a superstition is 'the nation-state'. This superstition became popular in the 1800s as a win-lose game ("If you get the resources we die, so we will do whatever it takes to get the resources."). This superstition includes the concept that a nation-state is connected to a piece of land on Earth. Since all the land on Earth has already been claimed by the current 206 nation-states, it is assumed that no new nation-states can emerge on Earth.
But the connection between a nation-state and a plot of land is not a law of nature. It is invented in the imaginations of human beings, pure fiction, a story marketed to you by - you guessed it! - the current set of nation-states!...
I capitalize the word Man for a reason. He had learned, through dying many many times, the Possibility and the value of Being Nothing in the Presence of a Woman.
This time, the woman just happened to be me. It was the first time that I experienced my Everythingness being well met. Not only were the archetypal parts of me seen, they were also held, and most of all, welcomed. Not being naïve, I didn’t let my guard down so easily. He had to work unfalteringly for more than two years before it occurred that he was received by the Source.
We would go to cafés and restaurants and he would sit there attentively with his book open, a pen in his hand, and through nonlinear possibility questions he would open doorway after doorway for my archetypal aspects to flow through — coincidentally in his general direction.
These were the best of times. Experiencing the electricity of being jacked-into an archetypal Source and downloading the Treasure to an unfillable receptacle is by far the most exhilarating adventure I had until then found...
Thinking about trying to create or join a village gameworld feels scary because you are trying to do a new thing (join a village, become a villager) using very old thoughtware (the teachings about reality as given to you by modern culture).
Before even thinking about what it would be like for you to live in a village or intentional community it might be wise first to upgrade your thoughtware, that is, to update what you are using to think with.
School taught you what to think about. That is curriculum content. Thoughtware is what you use to think with. Becoming a next culture villager includes intelligently moving your Point Of Origin from modern culture to next culture. At this point, nothing could be wiser than this...
I make the effort to share this information because it gives me, at last, a plausible answer to a long-unanswered question: Why, no matter how much intelligent goodwill exists in the world, is there so much war, suffering and injustice? It doesn’t seem to matter what creative plan, ideology, religion, or philosophy great minds come up with, nothing seems to improve our lot. Since the dawn of civilization, this pattern repeats itself over and over again.
The answer is that civilization, as we know it, is largely the creation of psychopaths. All civilizations, our own included, have been built on slavery and mass murder. Psychopaths have played a disproportionate role in the development of civilization, because they are hard-wired to lie, kill, cheat, steal, torture, manipulate, and generally inflict great suffering on other humans without feeling any remorse, in order to establish their own sense of security through domination. The inventor of civilization — the first tribal chieftain who successfully brainwashed an army of controlled mass murderers — was almost certainly a genetic psychopath. Since that momentous discovery, psychopaths have enjoyed a significant advantage over non-psychopaths in the struggle for power in civilizational hierarchies — especially military hierarchies...
Let’s get to the bottom of this, shall we? What are those sensations coursing up and down your spine when you hear the words ‘Corona Virus’? That tightness around your heart? Shallow breaths, survival-instinct alertness, ready to leap away, or fight, or powerlessly panic?
Yes. It is fear. Deep fear. High intensity survival fear. Your fear.
What is that fear actually about? What are you truly afraid of? What do you imagine will happen to you if you get infected with Corona Virus? You don’t know?
Conscious Fear has subtle and fantastic treasures for you.
When you are with someone, use your conscious fearforsaying what you want and for sharing things that you are actually afraid of because exactly this makes you vulnerable and being vulnerable is an opportunity for intimacy. Being vulnerable requires you to sit with your conscious fear and stay there while being in connection with another person. To make your fear conscious, share why you are afraid of being in a relationship with that person. By doing that, your fears become conscious fears and you don’t have to keep that somewhere in your mind, emotions, or energetical field...
We have thoughtware for just about everything in our lives.
I want to talk about one particular piece of thoughtware right now, the thoughtware about ‘Taking Action’.
In modern culture, the thoughtware about ‘Taking Action’ is directly connected to the sensation of having to ‘Do’ something. We assume that to ‘Take Action’ we must do something. That is our way of approaching the problem called ‘Taking Action’.
The industrial thoughtware of modern culture hammers in us that we must use our time to ‘Do Something’, and that if we are ‘Doing Nothing’ then we are a burden for society, we are not contribution to the economy, and we are not worth being taken care of by the nation-state. In Standard Human Intelligence Thoughtware(S.H.I.T.), ‘Doing Nothing’ has been equated with ‘Bad’, and ‘Doing Something’ (or at least acting as if you are ‘Doing Something’) has been equated with ‘Good’. The more you ‘Do’, the more you are valued as a human being.
But what about our name being our birthright? Human 'being'.
You have given up, and hold the painful conclusion that ‘these kids are so spoiled they can’t appreciate the safety and love I provide’. You didn’t have any of this (especially the money and junk food) when you were their age, but ‘they have no respect for any of it’.
I stopped everything else in my life to wrestle with this terrible paradox.
Yes, there is disease and crime on the streets. Why must there be so much tension at home?
I used the Buddhist idea that if I encounter a paradox, the paradox is within me. What is blocked that could fall into flow if I moved certain things around in me like a Rubric’s Cube?
Ahh… Assumptions! Thoughtware! The ways we are taught to think! For example, there is research showing that children do not have the structural capacity to take responsibility for the level of responsibility that they take until they are eighteen years old.
If a parent or caretaker assumes that a young person should take full responsibility, then the home environment can have no children in it. The gap between what the parent structures and what the child needs forces the child into a desperate survival struggle against the parents. A child’s reactivity is the best they can to survive in the circumstances you have built for them. You are forcing them to fight you...
Operating as a hidden driver, fear is not conscious anymore. Fear operates then like an emotion attached to a story, an assumption from the past, mainly created when we are young, about how bad, wrong, useless, unprofessional, unpredictable, and inappropriate fear is. These assumptions have been passed on from our parents, parental figures, and modern Western society. We simply adopted it, because nobody ever told us better. We are running out of chances.
In May 2008 I was approached by psychotherapist, Clinton Callahan, offering me an article entitled “Beware of The Psychopath, My Son” which asserts that people in places of power in the systems of empire are often devoid of conscience and therefore have participated in setting industrial civilization on a self-destructive course that cannot be altered by rational dialog or appeals to altruism within those individuals.
Few who have addressed infantalization have offered a specific path for the journey from it to adulthood. While Callahan has no formula for this, he asserts that the principal rite of passage from emotional immaturity to maturity is the capacity to consciously, constructively work with one’s feelings, directing the power of feelings in service of the entire earth community. In Directing The Power of Conscious Feelings, he validates what most of us have felt all of our lives regarding our feelings in relation to modern culture, namely that none of them are acceptable...
Five bodies, four feelings, three worlds, two dramas, and one simple truth, from Possibility Management.
Theories about the cause and healing of disease abound. Without attacking or defending any particular theory you can add dimensions to your healing effectiveness by adding dimensions to your Clarity.
Clarity amplifies a Healer’s ability to provide Clients with additional healing options in their every-day behavior. Having more options means having greater Possibility. Possibility is one of the most powerful healing agents in the world. An introduction to 3 Phase Healing...
On the fifth day of a temporary magic school, it became obvious that the soil in the wizards and sourceresses had been prepared enough for their Dragons to sprout and flame-up the world with a certain kind of poetry. I was one of the Dragon Speakers.
Here what I as my Dragon said:
“I take a stand for each and every one of you, my colleague-trainers, my friends in arms, my villagers. I take a bigger stand for you than you are taking for yourself. I commit to you that you will become what you want to become. I commit that I will give you every distinction you don’t yet have, every tool you forgot to use, every evolutionary process you lack, every exercise or kick-in-the-butt you need to get there. Even if you hate me for it. Even if that path takes you away from me. You have your path, it is unique, it is different from mine. That is not important. I don’t need to understand your path. It is not required that your path fits into my understanding or worldview for me to commit to it. I take that stand to commit to your commitment that the Dragon in you come out and roars!
I take the stand that I am the threadholder for the different villages from which the people of the Trainer Path come. I am a thread that weaves them together. Other people are bringing me the threads that I will weave together. And most importantly, I take a stand for these stands that I have taken.”
There you have it. I commit to your commitment. I commit to your Dragon. And I don’t commit to your bullshit...
If your survival strategy - your 'Box' - has one particular expertise, it is to hold you in denial about what is really going on for you. The Box does not even allow you to detect what you are in denial about.
Conflicts and potentials just sit in you, denied for years, perhaps a whole lifetime. Have you seen others blinded by their Box’s denial mechanisms?
On the one hand, denial hides considerations that might threaten your Box’s original defense strategy, a strategy that has already proven itself to be effective, as evidenced by the fact that you have survived.
On the other hand, perhaps your priorities have changed since you installed the denial mechanism. Perhaps security is not so high on your list anymore.
After some time security’s deception is revealed. You will one day die and no amount of insurance or timidity will prevent it. Perhaps it becomes a more interesting proposition to abandon mere survival in favor of finding what it might be to truly live...
Fear has many wonderful purposes to serve in your life, and one of them is to avoid naively giving trust to people and processes that are not trustworthy. If you feel fear going into an unfamiliar process, that’s a good sign. The same qualities that make a transformational space powerfully good also make it powerfully hazardous. Numbing or denying your fear would handicap your intuition, and leave you susceptible to manipulation. Your fear is not a reason to back away from transformational spaces. It is a reason to get clarity so that you can navigate towards the great possibilities they provide, and away from the rocks. Some of you might have histories like mine, and might feel very strong fear indeed. So I want to take the time to answer this question as thoughtfully and as honestly as I can. I’m going to give you two different kinds of answer. The first is a general observation about cults; the second is about possibility management specifically.
By 2015 I had barreled through five years of Law School in Paris and New York, and worked three months in an American Law Firm in Paris. Then… I left my budding Law career. I left the path that most of my friends were going to follow for the remainder of their professional lives.
At first I thought that entrepreneurship would be a home for me to bring about the changes I wanted to see in the world, but two challenges faced me. The first was education: All that I had been given from kindergarten through graduate school neither brought me closer to who I wanted to be, nor gave me the skills I needed for what I wanted to create. The second was the crippling nature of modern entrepreneurship: It failed to call forth the level of inventivity I needed to roll through challenge after challenge and create something big that doesn’t already exist.
Until a few weeks ago, I thought that E.C.C.O. (Earth Coincidence Control Office) had moved me to another world, taking me far away from both of these challenges, somehow for my own good. I write this article because now, five years later, I realize that I have arrived at exactly the place I was searching for in 2015. I am a Next Culture Entrepreneur...
The instructor drew diagram after diagram of the places it was seriously unsafe to go. Don’t go behind the hill, don’t go in front of the cliff, don’t go too close to the cloud, don’t pull the wrong cord, don’t pull the right cord too hard or too soft — or you’re in ‘deep shit’.
I lost track of the number of crucifixes he drew on the whiteboard to represent the places that were potentially fatal to go, and the number of times I heard the sentence “if you do this, you’re fucked’.
When the practical training started, it finally dawned on me that I had signed up to shackle myself to a great big sail that was way stronger than me and that obeyed only the wind and pilots who know what they are doing.
“I met with a man. We were together in intimate spaces that were intense and wonderful without sexuality. This man is married. What possibilities are there for exploring intimacy without destroying much?” wrote a friend to me recently.
First things first.
I thanked her for asking this boldly intimate question. I took her questions to heart. She is far from the only person to be asking such questions.
This woman’s authentic necessity launched a series of considerations in me about what it is we are really talking about.
My first line of thinking was, “What does she mean by ‘without destroying much’? What is at risk of being destroyed here? And what does she feel about it?”
Every now and then a phrase comes along that strikes sleeping brain cells you didn’t know you had. Startled, the neurons wake up and perceive the electrifying impact with uncanny alertness. How soon your brain cells go back to sleep again depends on how ready you are to jump fully-committed into that new-found alertness and ride it like a bucking bronco.
If you ignore the bronco it soon gallops off into the sunset without you, perhaps never to return. But if you do grab the opportunity this new meme may take you along an awareness-path into entirely new territory, unexplored, and probably dangerous to your heretofore unquestioned assumptions.
It is these unquestioned assumptions that rule your life. Questioning them almost always leads to personal and cultural evolution. A particular phrase shocks you exactly because it directly challenges your sacred assumptions.
The particular phrase we are speaking of is men’s culture in archearchy...
I used to be a professional swimmer and became a French champion.
I swam for almost 10 years until I was 17 years old. During the last 5 years, I swam twice a day, 6 days a week, three times a day during the school holidays, and swam in competitions on the weekends. In total I swam an estimated 20,000 kilometers.
That is what it takes to be a professional swimmer.
You want to be a professional lover? You want to be a professional parent? You want to be a professional relationship creator? You want to be a professional gameworld builder? You want to be a professional trainer? You want to be a professional guardian?
Are you training 4 to 6 hours a day, every day to become one?
We must do away with the absolutely specious notion that we were born professional in being a human being. We are born with temporary amnesia of how to be one: how to create authentic human relationships, how to be authentically ourselves and be connected with Earth.
For two months I have been living on a small island in the North Sea. It has not been so easy to find an apartment here, but I was very lucky: the house in which I live is surrounded by very large pastures and open spaces where cows and horses graze. In all directions it is several hundred meters to the next house and I have wonderful wide views from all windows. I can watch rabbits, pheasants, ducks, herons, very large pigeons, birds whose names I don’t know and a muskrat. There are no lanterns around, so it is very dark at night and very quiet. Very quiet... quiet enough to hear what I am worrying about...
Home pain drains your life force to the degree that you are left with little to no vitality for leaving home.
A certain amount of activation energy is required to recognize that something completely different from home is possible right now. A candle wick will not start on fire until it is close enough to a burning match. The unlit candle stands for eternity alone in the dark. Until that surprising moment, you might have not even considered that you could have had a choice to leave home.
It can be that even as you are faced with choosing between the painful experience of home and the painful awareness that something else is possible, home wins. It wins because it is known. Whereas you don’t know how the transformational pain goes. You fearfully imagine that it will be bigger.
Therefore you will not change until the pain of not fulfilling your desire for something different becomes greater than the ordinary pain of home.
One thing that we human beings have in common is our anger. Whether we are disconnected from it or have 'too much' of it, our incapacity to consciously and constructively handle this life force seems to be a collective issue.
Taking your own anger seriously is not only an act of self-respect, it is also political. Accepting your anger as part of you, and learning to give it its rightful place, is a big part of becoming radically self-responsible. To give space to what consciously arises in you allows you to potentialize its information and energy so that you can redirect it constructively into creativity, inspiration and transformation.
Here you will find an assemblage of more than a dozen of articles written by the most courageous people I’ve encountered, people who are ready to break any rule (especially their own!) to take back their Authority.
Warning: INTENSE! These articles were written during a Rage Club. They hold the specific energy of the Bright Principle of Clarity. Not an intellectual clarity, a 5-body Clarity. Here we go:
"I take back my authority to be happy. I may laugh at every joke and at everything I find funny, even if others do not find the joke funny. I can laugh at something as long as I want to! I decide myself and spontaneously and alone what I want to laugh about. I take back my authority to laugh with open mouth and very loud. I take back my authority to go away whenever I want. I don’t have to stay and listen to any more bullshit. From now on I’m going to get up immediately and say that my ears are listening to bullshit and I’m going to leave the room whenever I want to. I don’t have to stay anymore. I take back my authority not to stay for anything! I DON’T HAVE TO FUCKING ENDURE ANYTHING!! I take back my authority to say STOP right now or leave right now. I don’t have to explain..."
I have lately been thinking that we are coming down to the go/no-go moment in terms of preventing the Siberian methane tipping point from avalanching into unstoppable global warming. I think it is time for scientists around the world who trust their own global warming evidence to withdraw from the system that propagates the global warming.
Withdrawal from the system would be neither symbolic nor philosophical. Withdrawal would be sudden, total and drastic.
This would require great personal efforts on the part of the scientists, our families, teams, companies and organizations. But if withdrawal could critically disable the carbon economy, its earlier collapse would avoid even greater suffering from flood, draught and worldwide famine.
Abandoning modern culture proactively as a result of trusting scientific evidence would prove that human intelligence exists. To continue a carbon-hungry consumer lifestyle in the face of recent climate-change knowledge makes us no more intelligent than bacteria, consuming beyond the carrying capacity of their resources and dying in their own wastes.
Withdrawal is simple and already proven to be effective. It is nonviolent noncooperation with whatever is nonregenerative...
#OCCUPY is not a legal conflict. It is political insurgency.
The bad news is: as the ruling system tries to suppress the insurgency it engages in low-intensity warfare. In other words, we are already at war. The good news is: states don’t know how to win this war. “No state has ever defeated an indigenous insurgency.” — Jerry Boyle
The Jabberwock is a loose affiliation of psychopathic personalities using single-mind intelligence passing orders down through their hierarchies.
In comparison, #OCCUPY is open-source (leaderless), and uses many-mind (swarm) intelligence, which is nonlinear and which tends to generate an abundance of parallel (unpredictable/uncontrollable) actions. Therefore, if #OCCUPY persists, then the Jabberwock has no chance!
Persistence is enhanced through intelligent understanding of #OCCUPY strategies and technologies, thus, this mini-handbook...
I keep rewinding to find the question that would come before the last one: Do these people even realize that it is possible for them to choose to provide something other than asphalt roads for their children to play upon? The answer seems obvious, but maybe it is not obvious. The answer is: No, they don’t know that they have a choice.
Modern culture renders the possibility of something happening that is completely different right now both nonexistent and ridiculous. Nonexistent because modern culture teaches you to give your authority away to unknown and unnamed powers. Ridiculous because modern culture educates you to believe that modern culture is the highest authority on the best thing for human beings to invent. Why on Earth would you want something completely different from what modern culture is providing right now?
The ridiculousness of wanting something completely different has turned into a bitter joke at the end of dinner parties where, to conclude a heated conversation about what is wrong in the world, someone throws their hands in the air and with a wry laugh and says, “What can we do about it anyway?” while knocking back another glass of wine...
This is a guide to valuable thoughtware upgrades on your way to next culture - archearchy - the culture that naturally emerges after matriarchy and patriarchy have run their course. Archearchy is the culture of archetypally initiated adult women creatively collaborating with archetypally initiated adult men.
How do you sleep at night knowing that you sell your child’s future for a phantom currency? What if you turned heretic against the religion of Profit, and redirected your business so your children could regain some hope?
Responsibility is applied consciousness. What you do indicates your awareness.
Thinking that it is reasonable to weigh the well-being of Earth against corporate profits reveals the height of our psychopathic insanity. What value is profit if the planet has been sterilized of complex life forms by climate change?
Yet, directors in both large and small companies, as well as leaders at all levels of government assume they make that choice daily.
And which choice do the vast majority of corporate and governmental leaders favor? Planet or profit? You don’t have to look far to find that answer...
In the gameworld of Possibility Management, distinctions, thoughtmaps, processes, and tools are used to create a new way of interacting with the world, others, and ourselves. What is a tool ? A tool is an object used to extend the ability of an individual to modify features of the surrounding environment (according to Wikipedia). ‘Modify’ might mean to create, reshape or destroy an object, behavior, or point of view...
Probably nobody will read this article because it is far too long, far too full of horrifying details, and far too realistic for most tastes.
I write it anyway, to fulfill a promise I made.
[At least examine the graph to the right. The wavy red line shows carefully researched and measured actual Earth temperatures during the past 420,000 years, far longer than homo sapiens have existed on this planet. The dashed horizontal line indicates zero degrees Centigrade, the so called 'triple point' where water starts freezing into ice. You can see that life as we know it on Earth has thrived with Earth temperatures averaging around -4 degrees Centigrade for over four-hundred-thousand years. The wavy grey line represents the concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) gas over those hundreds of millennia. CO2 is a well known and feared 'green-house gas'. Burning fossil fuels shot us past the tolerable upper limit of 350 parts per million in 1988. In 2021 our atmospheric CO2 concentration is 417 parts per million already promising +4 degrees temperature rise. But this is not the real shocker. The wavy black line on the graph represents the concentration of atmospheric methane (CH4) also measured for 420,000 years. For some reason the United Nations climate change scientists (I.P.C.C.) have ignored the effect of atmospheric methane even though it is 80 times more effective at holding in heat than CO2. On the graph you can see the consistently tight correlation between CO2 concentrations, CH4 concentrations, and average Earth temperature for 420,000. Now look at today's atmospheric concentration of methane: 1882 parts per billion. This much methane in our atmosphere holds in heat that is so far above life supporting temperatures - something like 16 degrees Centigrade above the pre-industrial average - and as the Earth and oceans warm further, it only releases more methane. What is to be done about this? Why is this clarity ignored? The graph as been on Wikipedia for years. I should know, because I put it there.]
Back in 2007 I read the book High Noon by J. F. Rischard (also available in German). Rischard’s information shattered my Box’s long-standing defenses against the outside world. In a state of shock, two friends and I tracked J. F. Rischard down in Paris and interviewed him for 2 days in 2008. What a kind and intelligent man he is. As a result of Rischard’s intense download I began studying-up on several global situations, in particular methane clathrates and depleted uranium...
I write this to share that your relationship to your ‘wounds’ can change.
You carry memories in your physical, intellectual, emotional, or energetic body of having been ‘wounded’ by one thing or another. The purpose here is not to declare ‘wounds’ as either good or bad, something to be wanted or something to be avoided. The purpose here is to explore how to make transformational use of your ‘wounds’.
No one can force you to take radical responsibility. This would be like trying to force an acorn to prematurely sprout, or trying to force a chick to prematurely hatch out of its eggshell. No one can force you to experiment with taking more responsibility than is ordinarily considered to be reasonable. However, no one can stop you either.
Until I discovered Possibility Management this June, I thought of fear as a bad thing, the opposite of Love, beneath me, only for the weak. I would say “I’m not afraid of anything”. Now I start many sentences with “I feel afraid because..”, and I feel all the stronger for it because my fear gives me access to so much information to what is happening and/or could happen around me, and this opens up so many possibilities I didn’t see before.
Here’s an example: this week I excelled at leading a construction site by using my fear consciously...
Perhaps you have had the sensation of being so frustrated because something was not a certain way. You got so angry that you went ahead and made it happen. Can you recall the clarity and power that flowed through you? Do you remember how the Universe conformed to your reality-shaping offers? You probably did not know how to make it happen. And it was irrelevant. You probably did not have permission to do it. And you did not ask for it. You did whatever it took to bring what you wanted to exist into existence. What if your unreasonable and outrageous Rage that says “I want this to exist” is your real job? What if riding that rageful Dragon was what you came here to do?...
You could retrain your managers and your employees to use their intelligence, energy and equipment to rebuild towns from the ground up making them regenerative. Provide towns with geothermal and other alternative local power. Take them off the grid. Redesign towns around community meeting centers, gardens, bicycle and walking paths instead of around cars. Make driving unnecessary and food growing local, integrated into community life. Rebuild homes and buildings into passive houses, heated by solar and body heat alone. Recycle everything. Bring the town’s carbon footprint to zero. Can you feel the difference in this new purpose? Would this be something to get out of bed in the morning to accomplish? Could you do this?...