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Response To That Final Question:

Ignorance is the Bane of Man.
At a distance removed,
Dimly remembered, and
Still not seen distinct,
But yet somehow felt;
What we do sense
Is not reality; is not the Real Thing.
This World is hologram.
Then; for lucid sleep;
For it's just a dream
Within another dream
And we are not awake.

Seven Stars' Song of Revelation

Ignorance is a jail where no escape
Is possible but through knowledge.
Don't fear nor spurn. Dare to learn:

Assent to and accept this world as it is
Before attempting ascent to any world
Aspired to or wished for. Life's glorious!

That That Is can be known but by few.
Not space, not time, not gravity exists;
But as Extension from Field of Thought.

Be subject to neither church nor crown.

Dread naught. Disdain none: Not One!
Absent That That Is, there's Nothing.

That That Is, IS. That That's Not, IS, too.
That That's Not makes That That Is: IS.
That That Is makes That That's Not BE.

By rowing to That That Is, I become "I."
Wind + Water = Wave. As THOUGHT is
The Heart and The Nave of The Wheel.

Worlds are created from Thought alone.
That which we will do is because of that
What we are. We'll become who we are.

Charity, courtesy, civility, compassion,
Are cardinal spokes making civilization;
Chivalry forms center, hub's circle core.

IS is! Be not the slave of some other's I.
This, Creed of our Seven Stars Society;
This, The Teaching of the Seven Stars:

No man can be happy if he should choose
To be exile from his own nature and soul.

Precognitive Prescient Prophetic Poetry by WILLIAM O'CONNOR

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Memory Training and Levels of Martial Art

With regard to the question asked at the Saturday morning class in Pleasantville as to what's the highest level of martial art attainable:  my answer would be any art whose techniques emphasize using an enemy's limbs as weapons against himself.  This skill is an unusual ability, requiring usage of psychic energy; and it's therefore, never learn-able by someone without this energy.  As well, it requires long, extensive physical training over many years.  Such techniques, for instance, involve squeezing an enemy's heart at a distance, without any physical contact, to kill him.  This uses mental intent, but achieving that intent requires disciplining the body. Few people in the world know these techniques, and there are no schools at all that teach them, as it's entirely a one-on-one mentoring and tutoring process of passing-on this knowledge from person to person. That's the highest level I've ever saw.  It's an extremely rare skill, and it's kept secret. Unfortunately I don't know anyone who still teaches at that highest level, but I would imagine there isn't as much demand for those kind of skills today.  Although what can be used to hurt could also be used to heal, just as well.  So it's well worth learning if one can locate such a teacher.  All higher level martial systems employ evasion as the principal means for dodging the enemy's attack, as all physical effort has to be conserved in combat since there shall usually be multiple enemies in any confrontation. Fights are seldom single contests against one opponent. Fighting is not dueling.  Nor is it a mixed-martial-arts contest.  Submit and you're dead. There is no quarter given and no terms in defeat.  For myself, I don't teach these combat skills; neither the killing nor the healing---I will write great poetry and great stories instead. That's my sole skill.  I'm one of those very lucky people---I can do something as well as anyone could ever do; so, that I shall do---I'll leave the fighting for others who are far better suited to it.  I study with Ren Guang-yi as his Ren Taijiquan is important for developing implicit motor learning (while writing develops explicit factual learning---one learns because one writes, and never because one reads).  Both types of memory training are necessary. That's good enough for me. There is also a third type of memory training besides implicit motor learning and explicit factual learning, and that's psychic precognitive learning.  It's the ability to predict the future.  For training this, some activity like playing chess is best as it conditions your ability to anticipate opponents' response.  To capitulate: to train in all three kinds of memory, implicit motor, explicit factual and the psychic precognitive; practice Ren Taijiquan, write daily, play chess.  All three are necessary.

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