This is the forum for all who are interested in the theory of what may happen to consciousness at the point of death as explained in the books 'Is There Life After Death - The Extraordinary Science Of What Happens When You Die' and The Daemon.
jananz wrote:First we must BECOME this new thing in order to create the benign conditions for it to survive. Thus we must build and preserve our new sovereign brain within a hostile environment, allowing that neurological enrichment to create the new world around us in support of our creative endeavors.
Monday, October 5, 2009
PITFALLS ON THE ROAD TO SOVEREIGNTY
The pitfalls on the road to sovereignty represent various methods we use as individuals and collectively to avoid the challenges to growth of the soul and the spiritual life.
• Self-Hatred—The number one impediment to sovereignty is the self-hatred that gets in the road of the compassion (8Hz) necessary to dissolve the encrustated inertia and resistance we call the ego. Distorting or rejecting reality with regards to self, or other is always a form of self-hate. Self-hatred suspends growth and maturity at the age level that the punitive eye of awareness was first turned most fiercely against the self. “Emotional well-being and relative freedom from destructive inner turmoil are directly proportional to energy and substance used in the service of compassion.” P.5, Compassion and Self Hate: An Alternative to Despair by Theodore I. Rubin. This must be the definitive book on the subject of self-hate, so though it is the most important factor to overcome on the road to sovereignty I will leave it up to Theodore to cover this aspect for me.
jananz wrote: To establish a culture for cultural creatives based on reciprocal altruism requires an autopoeitic, top-down author-ization of cultural design. You can't actually build the new brain and the new society using the same power-over tactics of the old. That is the kicker…we can’t get there from here.
Meme - From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A meme ( ) is an idea, behavior or style that spreads from person to person within a culture. While genes transmit biological information, memes are said to transmit ideas and belief information.
A meme acts as a unit for carrying cultural ideas, symbols or practices, which can be transmitted from one mind to another through writing, speech, gestures, rituals or other imitable phenomena. Supporters of the concept regard memes as cultural analogues to genes in that they self-replicate, mutate and respond to selective pressures.
The word "meme" is a shortening (modeled on "gene") of mimeme (from Ancient Greek "something imitated", "to imitate", "mime"), together with a pun on the French word même ("same"). It was coined by the British evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins in The Selfish Gene (1976) as a concept for discussion of evolutionary principles in explaining the spread of ideas and cultural phenomena. Examples of memes given in the book included melodies, catch-phrases, fashion and the technology of building arches.
Advocates of the meme idea say that memes may evolve by natural selection in a manner analogous to that of biological evolution. Memes do this through the processes of variation, mutation, competition and inheritance, each of which influence a meme's reproductive success.
Memes spread through the behaviors that they generate in their hosts. Memes that propagate less prolifically may become extinct, while others may survive, spread and (for better or for worse) mutate. Memes that replicate most effectively enjoy more success. Some memes may replicate effectively even when they prove to be detrimental to the welfare of their hosts.
A field of study called memetics arose in the 1990s to explore the concepts and transmission of memes in terms of an evolutionary model. Criticism from a variety of fronts has challenged the notion that scholarship can examine memes empirically. Developments in neuroimaging may however make empirical study possible. Some commentators[who?] question the idea that one can meaningfully categorize culture in terms of discrete units.
Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests