Jan Cox Talk 1237

Would-be Mystical Practice Tends to Lean on Hormones

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Time To Play — “What Is It?”
If it is beyond ordinary experience, and, beyond routine
knowledge, then — What is it?

***

Having no patio furniture, one man decided to become his
own; his brother, who had spent six years becoming a structural
engineer, was a bit peeved at the rapidity with which his sibling
achieved his success.

…..A certain “advantage” is had by the archery contestant who
brings his own target, so much so that you never hear of this
happening — because, those who do it are already far-r too smart
to ever get caught at it.

…..After years of study and school attendance, one day, as
this one student glanced up at the instructor leading the class,
he was rendered near-dumbfounded by the sudden realization that:
“Those who already know the answers are the ones who write the
questions!” …Need I tell you that after that, things were
never the same!?

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How It All Works In Lands You Never Even HEARD Of!
…(Yeah, Right!)
In this one place the king announced: “He, in my kingdom,
with the smallest mind may marry my daughter.” Then to himself
suddenly thought — “Hell! I’ll marry her.”

…..And thus — history buffs — does the intellectual “family-
of-man” multiply and, “carry on.”

….. Neo-NASA Update
The only thing standing between a man and a voyage to
another world is him standing on this one.

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At first you might think that the simple require only simple
answers — but not so — those the more embryonic, need
increasingly complex explanations of even the most straight
forward affairs.

***

As they were discussing, “headaches and other petty
annoyances,” one father said to his son: “It’s not just that
dumb people are serious — but they want to have serious
conversations!” …(They both grabbed their head in mock horror
…or maybe not so mock!?)

…..To try and reduce the risk of being seen as a cow, one man
would often break out singing: “I’m an old cow HAND …”
…(By-the by: Thus have come forth many of man’s preeminent
leaders — ….particularly of the religious and mystical
variety.)

***

And while we’re waiting for them to bring your birthday cake
out, we could play a little question-&-answer party game —
Yaaa!! Okay — question: How can you absolutely. positively
tell a more conscious man? Ha! – (now get this) – he’s the one
who’s almost impossible to entertain. …Oooo! — here come the
goodies!

***

Ordinary minds have trouble dealing with This Kinda Stuff
because they find it difficult to oppose or criticize it, for if
they specifically attempt to refute one particular idea regarding
man and his life, and if their argument begins to appear correct,
vis a vis what TKS has noted, all it does is make men look even
more dense and dazed than they normally are.

***

Religious Myths Realigned
Don’t look ahead — Judgment Day has come & gone in the time
it took you to blink.

…..There is nothing to “expose” — we have all given ourselves
away.

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The Two Biological Conspiracies: The Hormonal & The Neural:
First is the “Alpha Dog Conspiracy” wherein the more aggressive
of men will be physically in charge, and if you’re also an Alpha
type, you’ll have no complaint, and if you’re not, there’s
nothing you can do about it anyway. Then there is the neural,
“Alpha Dog Arrangement,” which has yet to be permanently
established.

***

The problem with naive minds is not in their, “taking life
at face value,” but in their taking their take at face value.
Simply being “simple minded” provides not sight for pointblank
vision.

***

Every time life would correct one of his stupid little
mistakes this one man would say : “Boy, do I feel dumb!” And
life’d say: “Yeah, you’re supposed to.”

***
And from our – “Fairly Big Book Of Wisdom”: Every day’s the
same to a dead man! …And more or less so for everybody else.

…..In the view of certain neural explorers, it is not death
that kills you but — repetitive thinking.

***

Another Example Of How Physical Health Is A Self-Regulating
Affair & Mental, Not:
The symptomatic irritation of hemorrhoids will stop with a
cessation of food intake. …(Well-l …maybe there’s something
in there you could use on the mind -!?!)

***

Men originally came up with the concept of god due to their
discomfort with the idea of chance. A bit later, the more
sophisticated of the simple minded conjured up the notion of
science to replace the first group’s original replacement.

…..The relationship between “playing with language,” and,
“seeing things head-on,” is similar to that between the academic
study of humor, and being a comedian.

…..One man began to periodically feel: “I believe I’ve about
laughed myself out.” But every time he did — damn, if life
wouldn’t run out another humorous act on stage for his light-
hearted entertainment and edification.

***

Hormones lead — neurons complain about them leading.

…..Query: What is the sound a wolf makes in the city?

…..Query: What is the sound of a city that a wolf hears
within himself?

***

To the many, consciousness is the problem — to a few, the
solution.

***

Forget the meaningless specifics, those seeking greater
neural expansion have but one foe — the normal, natural, human
condition.

***

“Special Alertness” Alert

The purpose of chapped lips is to drink turpentine.
….. ..”It was ‘special’ for me — was it ‘special’ for you?”

***

Communications Want List — Or — Come Sit On Mr. Bell’s Knee
One man says he now has but one wish regarding his own mind,
and that is that it’d get an unlisted number.

Neural Thespian Therapeutics — or — Hey! We Could’ve All Been
Contenders
As they walked down the stairs from class, Marky punched
his buddy on the arm and said: “You know, the great thing about
being a ‘method actor’ is that you don’t have to act.” …A
lesson learned well, eons ago by the collective mind of man.

***

Our Inspirational Moment For The Day
One man would periodically try and treat life delicately,
but would always end up saying: “Ah, fuck it!” And revert back
to his original behavior. A-men.

….. And now — A Tip For Those On Commission
If you don’t whine you can’t sell. Amen, again.

***

One day two trees were just standing around talking and one
of them said: “If a man alone in the forest speaks, will anyone
hear him?” And the second tree replied: “Isn’t that taking the
notion of inverted metaphors a bit too far even for us!?” And
the first said: “Huh!? What!? What was that?! Is there some
one there!?

…..Query: Why so often do ordinary mystics wanna gather
together and retreat behind monastery walls? So’s they won’t
hear ever’body laughin’ at ’em. …”Well I say, ole sport, a
rather ‘indelicate’ response, if you ask me.” Okay, Query Again:
What pertinence has “delicacy” to a more open and alive mind?!

***

Those who initially blinked are now those who take life the
most “seriously.”

…..Fear and uncertainty can certainly assist a man,
particularly if he is the one causing the fear and uncertainty.
…(In the preceding, where it said “man” — read “life,”)

***

Mysticism, to a sick man, is, “being well.”

***
…And a father told his son: “The secret for which men
seek is right before their eyes, but they do not see it; I tell
you this not to make you feel bad, but to note to you how life
has made us all damn-near blind.

***

A viewer writes: “I have come up with this progression in
my own mind, am I on to something? I think of it like this: In
the excitable, nonstandard realm, expanded consciousness comes
from alertness, alertness from attention, and attention comes
from remembering to try and be — more conscious! Am I getting
closer? Yours,” etc.

***

The meanest dog runs the physical pack, but who leads man
intellectually!?!

***

The simple always believe that the questions are simple, and
the answers complex, while a more perceptive man realizes that all
of the normal questions are — right from the beginning — far
too complex, and that all meaningful answers will prove to be
quite simple & straightforward. …In other words, Gertrude —
just the opposite of what everyone believes. …(So what else is
new!?)

***

Everyone likes to wear glasses — it helps remind them of
what it is to be mortal.

…..The preceding Public Service Announcement was brought to
you, courtesy of the “Get-Outta-My-Face — Bullshit Foundation.”

***

A Pot Porri Of Energy Savings Tips
There is nothing to cry about in the intellectual world; the
civilized cry only over words; don’t cry over spilt milk — the
simple cry at the sight of milk; milk only frightens the worldly
intellectuals; there is nothing to cry about in the intellectual
world.

…..And this item, concerning the planet’s two military
establishments: At the Hormonal War College the first thing
recruits are taught to say is: “Go to hell!” While those in
Neural training are taught to say: “I surrender.”

***

Everybody’s a walking time bomb, but no one ever goes off
except the insane and a more conscious man — and there is a
slight difference between the two. …(A bit a humor there for
all you insane.)

***

Another Example Of Why Life Is Not As It Usually Seems To The
Simple
If you can throw a person down, and sit on them, and make
them smile in the process, you have either: Made a friend for
life, or else, saved the cost of a new sofa.

***

A father told his daughter: “If you’re still seeking
forgiveness, you’re still missing the point.”

***

In his campaign to simplify and forthrightify his life one
man permanently removed the word, “surreptitiously” from his
vocabulary. …(In case of emergencies, he did however, keep one
small synonym stashed away.)

***

For a moment, a man laid down his book, and aside his
prevailing view, and wondered: “How did man ever get involved
believing that depriving himself physically would produce
intellectual rewards?”

….. Historical Correction
When the simplistic of old – (and of today) – say: “Purity
of heart,” what they in truth refer to is a nonpartisan mind.

…..T’would not be a total surprise if some today would opine
that it was – in times gone by — “easier” to be a mystic.
…(Well, I’ll give ’em this: It sounds like it was …[don’t it!?])

***

One man said: “Don’t talk so fast.” And replied: “Don’t
listen so slow.” And just as he was about to say something else,
interrupted himself and warned: “At your own peril, do you
replace, ‘talk’ with, ‘think’!”

…..From our: “Wasted Effort, Tip Files”: Trying to make an
ordinary person feel “dumb” is like trying to make shit stink.

***

If you’d like a “cutting edge” distinction between a more
conscious mind, and an ordinary one, it is that the latter is
always, “slightly puckered.”

How Grownups Are Kept From Seeing What’s Going On If you put a child’s present right out in the open, and tell
him it’s not a present — he’ll never suspect a thing.

….. Advanced Exposition Of The Just Read
None of the above efforts are necessary if you’ll just never
tell the child the word, “present.”

….. A gift is a terrible thing to waste;
A secret is a terrible thing to waste;
A gift is a terrible thing to miss — simply by
It being made an apparent “secret.”

***

City Culture
When artists don’t know what to do — they’ll do something
crude, and critics will attack them for their savagery, until
next season when they’ll declare that sophistication has become
“overdone.”

…..Men of war conceived of the locomotion mechanism of tanks
from observing the above.

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Notation 96 Regarding “How To Be More Intellectually Alert”
Remember: Fleas follow elephants — not the other way
around.

…..And a viewer’s (quote), “Personal thinking” said to him:
“I don’t get it! And neither should you! …(ole sweetums)!”

***

Those sincerely seeking t he Great Conscious Experience have
two true friends — one-who-knows, and, luck. True indeed, and,
irreplaceable at any cost.

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Why Archeological Things Mainly Disappear
Many a civilization, (speaking for its collective mortal
inhabitants — [and, vice versa], has stood — surveyed its
neural surrounding, and declared: “If I can’t complain — I
shan’t remain.” …(And as far as “Rat Hole History” goes —
that, Dear Gerbils, was that!)

…..Though tis easy for a magician to make vanish, that which
was ne’re there to begin with, it seems more vexing for a man to
be so confronted, as regards himself.

…..”Why, Great God, Horatio! I do believe that it is the
‘Rise-And-Fall’ of me!” “Well what, Sweet Cicero, did-d you
expect!?”
***

Science! — (And Then Some):
The primary forces running this universe are — The Opposing
Forces! The student of science who comprehends this has a lot of
questions immediately answer themselves.

***

And Now — Some Of The Unrecorded History Of Man —
Recorded For The First Time
What is the first thing man did, (and still does)
immediately after blinking? He turns and walks right off in the
wrong direction. …And did I hear someone ask: “Well, just
what is the wrong direction?” !?… …Well, I’ll just tell
you: After that — EVERY direction is the wrong direction.
…(Funny! You don’t look all that surprised.)

***

Life has made a donation, in your name, to its favorite
charity, (itself), to wit — you.

…..Dialogue: “Justice is relative.”
“Well that works out just right, since so’s
injustice.”
Soliloquious Aside: “Shhh — don’t let that get around.”

…..Instead of a dog, or cat, one man kept modifiers.

…..”Well, you see son, the Road-To-Ruin’s not paved since it’s
not going anywhere.” …(And the man with the modifiers added:
“To speak of.”)

***

Trying to expand consciousness beyond the limitations of
thought is like hearing a surprising sound in your house late at
night, and the only possible way to ever know what it was is to
— not ask!

***

…Note: The “dependence” on thought IS the “limitations”
of thought.

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Hormones And Neurons In History
The reason that Attila is better remembered than Plotinus is
that Attila didn’t take any shit.

…..In the eternal struggle between man’s mind and his body,
his body says: “What struggle?” And his mind says: “Who
dragged me into this?”
….. One Guy’s Trans-Existentialist Explanation Via Verse
We live in our head,
We live in our bod,
This makes us weird,
This makes us odd.

…(thanks, guy!)

***

A man with a self doesn’t have to be concerned about, “self
esteem.”

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The Selfishness Of Domination
Those who want to lead other men look out after themselves
no less than life does itself — who is who the leaders work for
— so how could you expect otherwise.

Distinctions! …(With A Distinction):
Thought, transient — consciousness, not! …Except-that,
when you move into higher neural realms, the opposite seems true
-(!?!)

***

A viewer asks: “Is it possible that up until recently the
hunger for transcendental experience was just one of several
subtle, side-nudges life gave man to make him more civilized!?”

***

Facts Of Residency
Hormones are — neurons lease.

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Definition
Traditional Mystical Practices: Things to do until, The
Great Rocket Bus arrives.

***

Definition
Gurus: Men, who for a price, will save you a seat on a
cross town bus.

***

If run-of-the-mill thoughts, couldn’t think-of-the-past,
they could scarcely run at all.

***
A man routinely opinionated and partisan will also be
matter-of-coursely dazed.

***

In the land of illusion, since there is nothing to be known,
those professing ignorance can pass for wise.

***

The relationship of the monastic life and the intellect is
that of taking a tightly wound watch into seclusion and hoping
it’ll calm down.

***

A Simple Test — For Those Who Would Be, More Complex
If you take what anybody else says — “seriously” — you’re
STUPID! …That’s simple enough.

***

A Story
For forty-two years one man talked to himself, and finally
realized it was to no avail.

***

Another Definition Of A More Conscious Man
One who NOW can look life dead in the eye and …smile
…and not blink. …(Well, Hey! Somewhere down the line he’s
done it already! Why not now!? Now that he “knows” what he’s
doing!?)

***

The distance between thought and consciousness is the same
as that between hormones and neurons.

…..”Hey, just — ‘Thanks bunches,'” says a viewer! “Just the
kind of encouraging ‘thing’ I just ‘love-e-e’ to hear! …In
case the rest of you are interested, he just visibly exemplified
the distance I just mentioned.

***

To the dreamers, their life is the preface — the
“experience” the climax TO their life, while to the experienced,
the experience is their life, and all else, a mere preface.

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Ideas As Foodstuffs
Amidst city intellectual affairs another earmark of a more
neurally active man would be that he could take vitamins and make
them feel better. Version Two: He could take amphetamines and
make them more alert. Conclusive Version: All that he thinks
makes him more alert. …What less would a reasonable man do!?

…..One guy was careful about what he said — and said little;
then he got even carefuller and said nothing.

…..Holding high the mental glass of the city, up to the light
of reason, a man said: “I will drink no common wine, get sick,
throw up, and have a hangover, before it is time!” And in an
overwhelming voice the city shouted out: “It’s time! It’s time!
It’s always time!”

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The Neural And Hormonal Merry Go Round
In a fit of spiraling exasperation, the king passed sentence
on the upstart by pointing to the executioner and proclaiming:
“I condemn you to — eternal death!” And the whole village
grabbed its temples and thought: “What!?”