It is my contention that within this Loop, the principles categorized as sacred, magickal, and mystically synchronous are used to veil a mechanism that is the exact source of all human conflict. I do not propose a way out of the Loop, but rather it is my goal to firmly illustrate how a set of cherished philosophical notions may not be as hakuna matata as the sales pitch promises. The exact dignity of these values remain to one's personal discretion, but I am going balls-to-the-walls here, so some offense may be experienced.
Do not adjust your set.
The question of human suffering ought to dog every philosopher like the Hounds of Hell on a Heyday. It is sometimes possible to alleviate one's own suffering, even if for only a moment, and to do so is fine, if somewhat tricky. It is also possible, and more and more common these days, to celebrate a personal perspective as the doorway to a better world; a world with at least less suffering than the present world; a world represented as the pathway to wisdom. This insidious practice is without exception posed in the terms of mystical values. This idea must be unpacked and, one would hope, remain unpacked and revealed as meaningless.
|Wisdom...where the fuck are you?|
All concepts of growth, improvement, and spirituality are rooted to these mystical values, and are meaningless unless posed as the antidote to good old-fashioned suffering and existential doubt. It isn't a leap to see how these same false principles rise like a yeast from the level of prophetic ranting and up into art, religious and social observance, government, and finally the inevitable and desired result of state sanctified sacrificial cannibalism. It's called "Christmas" ("insert your own mythical misnomer").
Now, there are readers, star gazers, dreamers, who may think themselves immune to the more standard expressions of this system, such as Christmas, Religion, Government and the like. Here is a simple test. If one expresses that there is any better world or any wisdom or enlightenment of spirit or body, by any process, scientific or sacred, in any place or at any time, then one is altogether flummoxed by the same trumped-up system that brought us Scientology, Amway, Slim Fast, The Green Movement, the Front Loading Washer/Dryer Combo and the Roman Catholic Church. And let's throw in Jewish Mysticism and Gypsy Tarot for good measure.
If you buy--even a tittle-- into the myth of wisdom and socio-spiritual betterment, you are a scurvy Monotheist Andalusian. See your family doctor at once.
Think of it this way. If one is climbing a mountain, one is always trying to reach the top. This same exercise is that of Moses seeking Jehovah, not to kill the almighty Mo-Fo, but to receive his blessing. Moses seeks that his dominion, his right to law, is ratified in the light of God's wisdom. The claim of mystic wisdom can have no other purpose than a Royal Mandate, because all purpose is relegated to the interplay between human beings. Purpose can not exist in a social vacuum. Moses wants to talk to Wisdom (God) so that he can rule as a god himself. All mystic pretensions are the same process, regardless of their scale.
On the other hand, if the mountain is topless, then there is nowhere to go, either up or down, better or worse, wiser or more foolish. If the mountain is topless (and by its inverted nature also bottomless), then we are all stuck on the same steep hill, and mysticism is at best stupendously irrelevant and more commonly seriously fucking annoying-- a source of unnecessary and amplified suffering.
Here is the basic equation so far.
1. Human Suffering is Ordinary and Inescapable.
2. Mysticism in all of its forms advertises the anodyne to Suffering.
3. Mystic Systems impose social and psychic pressure to the betterment and growth of humanity at large.
4. These Systems are naturally hierarchical and therefore enforce elitism and class-ism of every description.
5. These false categories fulminate into neurosis on the personal level and pointless social conflict everywhere else.
|No one "gets me" anymore--fuckin' Jung|
I wouldn't agree with Freud, at least not exactly, because I think that the spectral feedback created by this mystic hubbub is asking each and every one of us some questions that may be critical. What do I mean? I'll get there in a bit.
The school of Synchromystic is an especially problematic manifestation. To examine why this is so, we need to look in on media maven and black widow Oprah Winfrey.
Back in the day, and until quite recently, anyone with an opinion who could also drool could get on the Oprah Show. Now sure, it is only natural that as Oprah gets a bit more powerful, she would also class up her act a bit. No conspiracy there. But the fact that Winfrey has been completely silent on the seriously fascinating documentation of 9/11 anomalies is interesting to say the least. Her silence can not be attributed to any sort of "wacko factor" she now wishes to avoid. Serious and accredited scholars have raised hard hitting questions about what can be accurate called the most compelling event in media history, but not a peep from histories most sensational media whore? It don't make any sense, grandma!
|Yes, Mein Oprah!|
A quick rebuttal might be that Oprah is either under the auspices of a main stream media black out or even has a hand in some greater conspiracy, so her silence on the matter of 9/11 would be therefore quite normal. But what Oprah did discuss, almost exclusively on her show and for years immediately after 9/11, is the New Age of Spiritual Improvement by way of first Chopra and then her own hand picked little toadie, Eckhart Tolle. This fact is critical in cross comparison to the synchromystic school.
In the early days of so-called synchromystic (and I know, because I was there, hooked like a space-junkie) pioneer Jake Kotze comes across like a run-of-the-mill old-school Fortean investigator, albeit maybe the most brilliant of them all. Simply, the early work of megaforce Kotze appeals to the conspiracy theorist looking for answers about 9/11. Pretty soon, Kotze gets into the more occult stuff and then transitions like a pro into a hypnotic entrainment on the "flowering of consciousness", after the mantra of Tolle. The occult stuff is good, even essential for a real down and dirty take on the goings on going around, and this is why the switch to sales pitch works so damn smooth.
|Kotze is one smart little snot-ze! It's hard not to love him.|
Consider that as a heavyweight alternative researcher of his talent, Kotze could have--should have--examined 9/11 and synchronous anomalies like a lion with roid rage, not a bliss ninny. Not only does he skirt the question of ordinary "non-magical" media complicity in 9/11. At the same time he vigorously promotes the cheeseball philosophy of media super-stars Winfrey/Tolle, and in such a way as to tie in this so-called "flowering of consciousness" directly to the wonderful marvelous Stargate Leap called 9/11.
I am not saying that he is incumbent to call for justice, such is not the role of the investigator, but Kotze and the mystery school over which he presides with an iron fist is surely busted. There can be little doubt that Synchromystic has become a hierarchy, a religion, with Kotze himself as its Papal Office and final editor. In the search for truth, synchromystic is the perfect blind alley.
If you disagree with this assessment, you are probably somewhere windy right now, sipping Merlot with Robin Tunney and some hipsters, waiting for the sun to shine on Winnipeg. Forget the fact that real people got murdered, and are being murdered still, and for no more than a business incentive. Forget it, and pass dee dutchie on dee left hand side.
Here, a certain paradox must be forded. To instruct another of the inadequacy and nasty side-effects of mysticism, one implies one's own type of improvement or betterment upon the system. This paradox is disproved when we look at the aspects of methodology and intention.
Mystic poet William Butler Yeats warns "...the road to hell is paved with good intention...". No statement could be more mystical, more mystifying or more completely full of fucking shit. Of course, Yeats, like all mystics is a businessman, and every businessman is an inbred liar. This is a necessary trait, because the businessman sells the future, sells what his buyer does not need. No one gives up from the present into the future unless they are afraid it is necessary for their happiness or survival. To nurture this fear is the ardor of both businessmen and mystic alike, and its intention is the source of all pagan commerce, war and polite society.
On the other hand, the person repudiates both business and mystique. He or she is concerned with the true NOW. Not the phony spiritual "now" state that is promised to expand like nirvana backward and forward into mystic stargate space, but the ordinary now, like "...where is my remote control...", "...is there any vodka left...", or "...geez friend, you look a little under the weather, how can I avoid helping you...?". Of course, these mundane happenings can be and are often enhanced by all varieties of baroque communication and discovery, even those which appear beyond all explanation or sensibility. The person can be fascinated, transfixed and joyful, but does not transmit experience into the realm of future influence. The desire of the person is immune to the temptation of hierarchy and is therefore anti-mystical. The intention of personal communication does not co-exist with any structural or business model. The mystic and his intention can not make the same claim.
|There is no "outside" the Matrix. All is "the desert of the real".|
So, now to those burning questions I hinted at. What is this Loop, what does it mean, if anything at all? How can it be properly interpreted?
The answer is simple, from this point forward, whatever you are thinking or doing or acting upon, consider whether it is as a person or a mystic. Are you in it for the shits-and-giggles, or is your action and intention aimed at securing a future state of happiness or knowledge or alchemical power? After a while, you will be able to easily assess in just what capacity yourself and others act. You will see how subtly and cruelly the irrelevant concerns of Future Schlock creep into your thoughts and your world, messing mayhem over even the most simple and placid situations. You will see that just as the workings of the Loop are the basis for reality as revealed in the congruence of a synchronous program, so mysticism, power and empowerment, promised wisdom, elite hierarchy and dreams of progress are the Satanic distortion that feeds upon and Lords over the Loop--if we let it.
Don't buy it.