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Questions, Answers and Beliefs

Many people will accept the beliefs and concepts that are espoused by others, often because the answers they provide are to deep questions that are unanswered, unanswered questions that create a darkness and void in comprehension. Questions thought of, but unanswered, can lead to confusion, doubt, insecurity, discomfort, anxiety and even fear. Fear of the unknown, of not having a […]

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Symbolism and Consciousness Pt.4

I have been describing the development of symbols in reference to reality, and the anthropomorphizing, personification and projection of aspects of ourselves onto reality, in order to make sense of ourselves in relation to reality. This is where the symbolism comes from, trying to relate ourselves to reality to understand ourselves and reality. I posit that much of the symbolism […]

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Symbolism and Consciousness Pt.3

Belief is powerful. Once the influence of language on consciousness, and the connection between symbols and reality, are more deeply understood, the power of consciousness is understood to a greater extent as well. The double-edged sword of consciousness can become more apparent. Higher order consciousness that human animals have is an imagination factory powered by an abstraction engine. Audio: Download […]

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Symbolism and Consciousness Pt.1

The primacy of existence to utilize and maximize the power of consciousness is necessary to be understood. First is reality. Second is knowledge from perception. Third are symbols of that knowledge from reality. Fourth are questions about reality from the basics of understanding reality. The meaning and purpose is an extrapolation from the power of abstraction, imagination, induction, intuition and […]

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Pseudo-Skepticism, Doubt & Certainty

Pseudo-skeptic: “A person who defers reason and evidence at the behest of institutions and authority figures; especially prone to deferment when persuaded by a biased media outlets presenting experts, and other authority figures, who are actively involved in, or are retired from but still related to an authoritative institution.” Psuedo-skeptics often dismiss information contrary to their world view as conspiracy […]

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