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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

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Myth and Dream

Myth is the well from which the dream of reality is drawn, and make no mistake, reality is a dream.  Reality is the dream of existence:  that things really are as they seem to be.  They are not; nor could they ever be so.  But myth is necessary for sentience to exist, and because we are sentient, we shall always have myths and we shall always be making up new myths.  That's the fun of it all:  to always be making all these new myths.  That's why we keep on going...just because we can.  Myths are made by ethnic-linguistic groups to preserve their groups and no myths have universal appeal to every group, but the better myths have affect on groups outside of the originating myth-making creating group and have affect across multi-cultural lines---such myths as democracy, equality and capitalism, for instance.  All societies have elites, and people cannot possibly be equal to each other because of their genetic inherited differences, and no markets are ever truly free---they can't be and still remain real markets.  But because these myths are so strong, societies can survive under the guise that these myths have actual validity and substance, even though they don't. And societies can even persuade some of their members to fight and to die for these myths, believe it or not: That's the great power such myths have. Although the better myths may well survive and might become immortal, the followers and adherents of myths are mortal as they tend to become martyrs for their myths.  Myths sacrifice myth believers, this being especially true with regard to the religious myths, whether Eastern or Western; such as atonement, sin, redemption, reincarnation and repentance, which are all really acts of revenge against the Self. These are very damaging to the Psyche and are the direct cause of many wars and much suffering. Over a million adults take their own lives each and every year in the United States because of despondency and desperation in attempting the reconciliation of accepted myths with actual reality: America needs far better myths!

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