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—“….you don’t seem to understand metaphysics. Deep myth and the unconscious are on a completely different tangent to most of what your work is about,…”— ]
It’s ok. But I think I understand just fine thanks.
Addiction responses to pleasure sources, particularly escapist pleasure sources are indifferent between humans. That which tastes, touches, sounds, appears, intuits to be preferable, good, useful, even wonderful, has little or no correlation to what is, especially cumulatively, good. It is not like our evolution has kept pace with our experiential innovation.
REST VS ESCAPE
Our neural economy is expensive. Managing our neural, emotional, and physical budgets is work. Hence why we – most of us – seek means of finding safety in or near, the pack or herd. Worse, those of us who spend greater effort suppression our impulses, and those who expend greater effort while resulting in continuous failure or at least stagnation, seek those comforts mentally, emotionally, physically, and economically and politically.
The civil society gives us rest.
The undiscovered valley (nature) gives us some escape and rest.
The alternatives give us not rest but escape.
And some alternatives give us no rest, but escape at the cost of harm to ourselves.
And some at the cost to ourselves and others.
ESCAPE TO IMAGINARY WORLDS
While it is true that many we can forecast many world, and assist each other in the forecasting of many worlds, and that, from these many worlds we can obtain ideation, and we can obtain the psychic rewards from investment in those many worlds, and that we can interpret the present in the context of those many worlds, the fact remains that we can do so with every possible grammar available to us. We can do so by planning a future. we can do so by daydreaming. We can so by conversing with others. By all sorts of play and entertainment. We can do so by reading. We can do this by ritual inducing. We can do it by social inducing – particularly in large groups. We can do so by drug inducing.
THE PROBLEM IS NOT THE GOOD – BUT THE BAD
The question is not how we produce these alternate worlds and obtain the results – looking only at the good of the phenomenon. But how can we prevent the production, and distribution, of those fantasies in those imaginary worlds that affect the present and future.
The evidence is what it is. And Study of comparative means of obtaining mindfulness simply results in the understanding that religion as we understand it – not as it was originally founded, or not as we can undrestand it today – is one of the worst things to every happen to mankind – in fact, judaism, islam, and christianity are second only to the great plagues. And even that it requires us to compare with our ancient enemy malaria to compete with those three religions.
There have been at least three dark ages. THe stone age, the bronze age, the iron age. And it looks very much like we have spent a century falling into the dark age of the steel age.
FOOLED US ONCE. FOOLING US TWICE.
We are at a precipice for our people and our religion is part of the problem, and our church has abandoned us to the third world, and our governments have done exactly as did the byzantines and romans.
They are dragging us into the only hell there is: genetic death.