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When mindlessness replaced mindfulness, thinking replaced feeling, and the inner
dialogue replaced paying attention to the now moment, on a social level verbal
communication replaced telepathy. And the gist of verbal communication is the lie: all
thinking is a lie, in the sense that it is the denial of feeling, of not paying attention to the
now moment. IT’S ALL A LIE. That’s the gist of waking consciousness. All
rationalism comes down to science; and all science comes down to mathematics; and all
mathematics comes down to logic; and all logic comes down to a proposition known as
The Law of the Excluded Middle, which states, in effect, that “either a statement is true,
or else it is false.” And that statement is false. The ability to lie – to ourselves, and other
people – is what “elevates” us above the rest of the animal kingdom, and enables us to
work hand-in-hand with demons.
Demon consciousness is far more elaborate, refined, and aesthetic (you might say)
than human consciousness. In fact, demons are as far above humans, consciousness-
wise, as humans are above animals; and their opinion of us is about like our opinion of
animals. On the other hand, they are even nastier and more uptight than humans are
(further separated from the Spirit). Actually, they’re pretty slimy and sleazy. The point
is that it’s the demons who taught us how to lie, and the lie is what makes modern
society, which is a pack of lies, possible. When good faith and mutual respect are gone,
contracts and lists of duties and obligations are necessary.
Humans, guided by their demon mentors, intuitively perceived that a greater
degree of mind would result from a greater sense of separatedness. And so, over
millennia, by painful trial and error, they tried different experiments in separatedness.
Agriculture was the big move, and then it got into greater degrees of division of labor and
social complexity. Humankind went on a rambling, meandering walk for several
thousand years. And it discovered that any separatedness which depends upon denial of
true feelings will only lead to self-hatred and self-destruction.
And now, at this time, humankind has pretty much reached the limits of waking
consciousness, having cut itself off from its very roots in dream consciousness. It will
now enter into lucid dreaming. Dream consciousness is too erratic and mutable; waking
consciousness is too ordered and routinized. Only in lucid dreaming do we have a
healthy balance of mind and feeling working together (instead of one dominating the
other). Lucid dreaming is the true union of reason and direct feeling – it is our true estate
and destiny. It is the reason why humankind, at the time of the invention of agriculture,
explored and refined waking consciousness. At that time waking consciousness was to
humankind what lucid dreaming is to us today: a new frontier to explore and develop.
(Excerpted from Thought Forms)
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Merrily, Merrily, Merrily, Merrily
“Someday there will be a great awakening when we know that this is all a great
dream. Yet the stupid believe they are awake, busily and brightly assuming they
understand things, calling this man ruler, that one herdsman – how dense! Confucius
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