23.11.11

Magic, Yoga, and the Mystery of Nature

The politics of liberation represent the prayer of the universe, understood through the psychotherapies of the east and west as they respond to the dissolution of the social contract and the rise of inequality, addressed in play-therapy.

Words structure mental concepts so that books monkeywrench oppressive paradigms of imperial ideals that co-opt the american dream. Revolution is a redistribution of primacy for potency in a phenomenal world. Evil/Disconnection/Ignorance is unholy in a phenomenal world.

Symbiosis, partnership, nothing dissolves in an evolving history. We are both part and whole. Through the deconstruction of prejudice, the dependent interelation of life grows. Small--no insignificant--microcosms are self propagating organisms- complex constitutents of specialization. Consciousness reflects evolution. Bacteria are smallest unit of life. Intelligence is a property of microcosms--> what about cosmic intellegence?--> reconsider the cultural narrative and author active folklore. Land reform and the industrial worker networked in a political economy--> terro in an empire, occult science of magic, energy powers systemic change through empatheitic communication.

Effect of massive bodies on human bodies relating/emerging from earth. Conditions for complexity, trelating to surroundings. Ecology = environment. Existence of subjects in relation.

Yoga seeks to arrive at Reality by
undermining the foundations of the ordinary waking consciousness,
so that upon the tranquil sea of mentality which follows upon the
cessation of all thought, the inner eternal Sun of spiritual splendour
could shine to shed an irradiation of light and life and immortality,
to enhance the whole worth of man. All the practices and exercises
in the Yoga systems are so many scientific steps, having as their
one objective the complete abeyance of all thought at will. The
mind must be thoroughly emptied at will of its content. Magic, on
the other hand, is a mnemonic system of psychology in which the
almost interminable ceremonial details, the circumambulations,
conjurations, and suffumigations are deliberately intended for the
exaltation of the imagination and soul, with the utter transcending
of the normal plane of thought. In the one case, the spiritual axe is
laid to the root of the tree, and the effort made consciously to under-
mine the whole structure of consciousness in order to reveal the soul
below. The Magical method, as opposed to this, endeavours to rise
altogether beyond the plane where trees and roots and axes exist.
The result in both cases-ecstasy and a marvellous outpouring of
gladness, wildly rapturous and incomparably holy-is identical...
In any event, Magic proves more efficacious and
puissant when combined with the control of the mind which it is the
object of Yoga to achieve. And likewise the ecstasies of Yoga I
acquire a certain rosy hue of romantiI
when associated with the art of Magic.

19.11.11

Oningness and E.A.A.O.

i don't really believe that what is going on is what really exists. I would like to know what really is going on and maybe even contribute to what goes on. Where is on? What is on? What it what is on on? What if what was going on isn't the only thing on? What else is on? Why is what's on going on? Where is it on? All these questions characterize the innate character on oningness--that is, the state of being on. perhaps the very nature of the state of being on categorically assumes itself to be on, but that seems like it would be inherently ongoing in the first place.

what goes on implies a subject, verb, and preposition, implying a coordinate occupying space for a given period of time, exercising some sort of quality of being on as what is previously occurring from one moment until it stops. time develops, subjects react to environments, environments are affected by reactions.

a symbiotic relationship sustains life, turning its self on. off is never on. on negates off. does off exist if embedded within it is the potential for difference--oningness? Everything All At Once.

3.11.11

#OWS is Anarchy. Deal with it. Love it. Be it.

In response to the response that Occupy Wall Street is NOT anarchistic...

I would like to argue the point that yes, this movement is indeed anarchistic and that no, that shouldn't be problematic at all. Emphasis on DIY and anti-authoritarian culture is common to both anarchism and #OWS, so that the decentralized organizational structure characteristic to both seeks to break with a hierarchic form of government that is declared to be non-viable and non-sustainable.

Further, bringing up MLK Jr. and Gandhi, while both may not have declared themselves outright anarchists, both were seeking to subvert the power institutions that oppressed them, and did so through non-violent direct action--a tenet fundamental to the "Christian Anarchy" movement, which is focused on Love as the ordering principle structuring society. (see Tolstoy's The Kingdom of God is Within You, which actually influenced Gandhi)

As in the Seattle Protests, Occupy Wall Street may not have explicitly declare themselves to be Anarchists--even while "soft-anarchists" had a huge role in actually organizing the events--but rather a movement of "Global Justice." However, the message seems to be that Global Justice is simply incompatible with a system based on coercion, force, manipulation, and authority. Anarchy, on the other hand, is a (non)government based on the common good for ALL (not a majority, minority, or the 1%) which seeks a perpetual open exchange. Of course, people will naturally flock to groups they see as representing the vehicle by which they can achieve their own interests, which has a diluting effect, but it doesn't mean that #OWS is not anarchistic by nature.

Finally, I would like to point out 2 specific points that I think should establish the fact that at its core, #OWS is in fact anarchistic--the general assembly, i.e. building consensus, with the Oakland (and others) Commune as distinct example on the one hand, and the use of the General Strike on the other. Whereas the sense of Mutual Aid (Kropotkin) is very much prevalent in the former, the revolutionary tactic of halting the flow of capital MUST be seen as an attack on the 1% and the system that facilitates their incessant accumulation of wealth. The IWW saw the General Strike as a strategy with which to ultimately abolish the wage-system itself, so that workers could appropriate the means of production for themselves so as to create their own wealth, not have it sold for profits by capitalists who would keep the majority and give back decreasing wages to them in the name of "competitive markets".

It may be frightening to embrace anarchy (with all its "negative connotations") as a legitimate political alternative, but unless something radical--striking the ROOT of the problem--comes into existence we're screwed. As it is, capitalism is by definition incompatible with ecology, so that the planet is being converted into commodities and sold off, destroying the life-systems we depend on. The OWS protesters may not in fact be anarchists themselves, but they are certainly engaging in anarchism, eroding the power institutions that oppress them and doing it through the methods that have been expanded on by decades of Anarchist (and others) Theory. And god bless them--it may be the only slight glimmer of hope we have left.

On what Anarchy may REALLY be: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pW7nnLNANtQ