Jan Cox Talk 1259

The Truth Lasts One Generation–Reality, One and a Half…

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#1259 – 03/21/1994
Notes by TK

Civilization grows organically like the ‘natural’ world, yet is judged by a different standard by men. Men hold other men responsible for civilization but not for the natural world.


The News

Reality: A Poem, Wherein Is Reflected The Unnoted Reality
Of Routine Poetry:
Reality comes like a thief in the night,
On little cat’s feet,
With broad shoulders supporting mighty pork loins
As they take the road less traveled by — mama.

***

Curious, but: Only the dense fail to realize that man’s
invented, post-survival intellectual world grows and develops
just as organically as does the physical, natural one, and yet,
to be considered an intellectual-of-the-realm it appears
compulsory to condemn it as aberrant and unhealthy.

…..Now, this definition, as taken from its practice in the
city:
Criticism: A sure sign that all’s well.

***

The problem, if you wanna call it that and I do always with
publicly-known, systematized forms of the mystical quest, is that
their maps inevitably become of greater importance to them than
is the destination itself.

…..A new law of, Not-Stay-At-Home Physics: Post-survival
consciousness abhors a boredom.

***

A wolf told a cub as they passed an urban area: “It’s
always the meanest son of a bitch running the city, and you can
always be sure, the dumbest too.”

***

Common sense “common” to a particular place & time is
already so far behind the times as to be generally useless.

***

The King of one court allowed a Royal Priest, a Royal
Philosopher, a Royal Skeptic, even a Royal Critic-&-Agnostic, but
the one thing he would not permit was any sort of new minister
he’d never heard of before.

…..Query: What is greater awareness & consciousness — the
mystical experience even, what is it but the ability to process
greater amounts of information!?

…..As the knight prepared to take his bride, she raised her
veil — causing him to say: “Who are you?”
***

Another way you can tell that you’re in the land of the
Anti-Quest is that the people there believe that any great new
understanding will always be serious rather than merely
entertaining…and interesting.

***

The difference between the physical, and the metaphysical:
The difference between an avalanche and the understanding of what
causes them.

…..And a viewer objects: “That’s way too simple!” — I know!
— And that’s why there is such a blinding distinction.

…..The street-corner declaimer declaimed: “There is nothing
wrong with man that a little death won’t cure.”

…..As he became more and more well known as a public mystic,
this one man began adding more and more “R’s” to his name.

***

You can tell that an area has truly become civilized if they
sometimes close down Saturdays for the weekend.

***

A man looked in the mirror and declared: “We only dislike
that which we do not understand.” And his reflection replied:
“Hey, don’t look at me.”

…..Time for another: “City Time Definition”: Psychology:
An attempted verbal excuse for “being alive & in the way.”

…..In one metro area was one chap who used to collect rags and
refuge, but has now moved up to fears and tremblings. …(Not as
profitable as dread and morality, but more so than aluminum
cans.)

***

The secret sage told some of his invisible followers:
“Earthly metaphors suck! —
But men can more eas’ly hear
Fables of foxes than they
Can about far away worlds.”
The local god of one reality smiled at this and admitted that
were it not so, he wouldn’t even exist.

***

There was a man who for many years stood by a fire, and
never noticed anything but the smell of the smoke — and certainly
never suspected he was at a launch site.

***

How It Goes — Still, How It Seems To Go.
“Too soon” — do the ordinary often believe they begin, and
certainly so do they generally end.

***

Modern Discoveries In Cosmology, As Seen From
A Certain Perspective
Where there’s smoke there’s fire…except in those galaxies
where they have smoke without fire. …This is also why some
sub-atomic physicists say that: “You can’t go home again if (A):
You never left, or, (B): Your wife ran off with the mail man.”

***

On one land of sheep, they let the baddest sheep be king,
and the saddest sheep be priest, and the most confused one,
philosopher, and the most alert one got away. …That’s right!
— He went far, far-r-r away! — All the way into the future.

***

The Relationship Of Advertising To Purchasing Used As A
Metaphor For That Between Education And The Intellect
Advertising has but two tasks: One: To tell you why you
need that which you don’t, and Two: To explain how they will
sell it to you for less than it cost them.

…..As the shell was hurled from the fiery mouth of the cannon
it exclaimed: “You call this entertainment!?!”

***

In a recent ad seeking new people for the area of mysticism
part of the sales pitch was in noting that the position of mystic
is about the only one in which you can become “well known”
without becoming popular.

***

Psychology Placed In Its Proper Sequential Setting
The “sub-conscious” mind was man’s mental hobby before the
development of worry beads and the rosary.

***

Metaphysical Chronology Brought Up To Date
The truth lasts one generation — reality, one-and-a-half.

…..A certain “future thinker” (already, as a matter of fact,
forgotten by most) once described this sort of activity as:
“Mathematics for those only recently departed.”

…..Tow guys were talking on the corner and the first one said:
“You know the song I really like!? — ‘Everything Old Is New
Again’.” And his buddy replied: “Yeah, I kinda like it too, but
even more so — since I forgot it!” And they both grinned-d-d,
and gave each other high-doo-wops.

***

If: If the healthy entertainment of the body is in “doing”
— in the experience then it would seem to follow that that of
the mind would be in thinking — but! — not so! — not even
possible — it has to be in a combination of an understanding and
an experience.

***

Two guys talking: “Once you get past the monitoring, post-
survival level of neural intelligence, what difference does it
make what you think about then!?” And the other guy didn’t know
either.

***

Only the badly uninformed are satisfied to remain
earthbound.

***

An emotional mystic is like a warrior headed into battle
already partially blinded.

…..A viewer writes: “I think I’d enjoy your show more if
you’d pick out one subject and stick to it. P.S.: Just what is
the subject !?! Yours,” etc.

***

One man had some custom flaps on his mind, sort of like
emergency buttons, and escape hatches on elevators.

…..In a surprising, one-of-a-kind legal maneuver in a certain
city, one property owner suddenly foreclosed on himself and all
his mortgagors.

***

Another sign post that accurately can determine that you are
still in the kingdom of the Semi-Dense-Adventure is that the
people around you do not yet believe that part of its proper
purpose is the higher relief of neural boredom.

***
Our Inspirational Interlude For The Evening
If you smile just before you die, one of two things will
occur: Either you won’t die after all, or else, death’ll wipe
that smile right offa your face.

***

Since cows, and sheep and dogs can’t be mystical, they
become religious.

***

A viewer writes: “If that guy on your show would wear a
suit and tie, I think I could listen to it better.”

***

Cheap Entertainment: If you look on the ground long enough,
you’ll always find something to pick up.

***

One father tried to explain it to his son: “In real
mystical data there is no ‘secret message’ …well…there is but
it’s not so much actually ‘secret’ as it is…well…I guess you
could call it secret if you wanted to (!?!)” ** And the lad
didn’t bother to tell the old man again, how much these little
talks meant to him, since…well…since…well — you know!

***

A mama bird reminded one of her little birdlings: “Cat’s
have a bad-d-d attitude — and that’s all there is to say about
it. …Well — that, and to remind you that we all, somewhere in
the past, swallowed a cat.”

…..Cliches Cleaned And Expanded, While-U-Wait:
Minds, I mean — men with too much slack always want even
more cut for ’em.

***

Under a nom de plume, one philosophical author wrote
critical analyses of his work. Note: The title of this item
could have been: “How Things Could Be — In The Land Of
Three…Or More.”

***

By the diving board in one city park was the notice: “The
Public Pool Reserved For Twits.”

***

All sheep need companionship, some sheep need many sheep for
the purpose, some need less, Sir Lancelot Sheep has unique needs.

…..Only equals can equally entertain one another.

***

And yet another clue that tells you that you’re still
roaming the land of Philistine Mystics is that they continue to
consider that art should be a reflection of merely survival
instincts and thus, seriousness.

***

After permitting the boy to attend city schools for a
considerable length of time, the old man one day forcefully
removed him there from, took him to some woods near their home,
and continued his education with these words: “Regardless of
what they told you over there, what they had to tell you, and
what I knew they’d tell you, you listen to me now: If you do
load a library of books onto a camel’s back, he will become
learned, and if you save a scorpion’s life he’ll always remember
it and never sting you, and pigs will fly if you stick jet
engines up their asses.”

***

A viewer writes: “After listening to you for some time now,
I am developing this strange suspicion that if you can somehow
‘re-define’ everything, in some sort of new, and unexpected
manner, that it might just all – go ‘way!”

***

A man asked: “If the universe is closed, then if I fire off
a shot, it’ll eventually return and strike me in the back of the
head — correct!?” And the Royal Scientist said: “Correct.”
And the Royal Priest replied: “Correct.” (Though from a
different view.) And the Royal Barnum added: “Indubitably.”
And the man’s own, Regal Insight whispered to him to: “Get the
hell outta there.”

***

You can always make a living giving guided verbal tours of
mystical launch sites just as long as you don’t bring the crowds
in too close.

***

An Obscure Aristocratical Chronology
One king originally agreed to sit for an oil portrait, then
later agreed to sit for a photography session, then even later
agreed — nay, insisted he sit to be shot.

…..Such Excellencies (as you might expect) are seldom noted
by history.

…..And Now A Reading From: “The New Tales Of Exodus”:
Pigs only remember The Lands Of Slop.

…..And Now: An Adage Update:
Ask not from whence the noise cometh, it cometh from thee.

…..One knight proclaimed: “Forget dragons! — I’m gonna slay
me some sheep!” And forthwith, went to his room.

***

When mystical activity is actually alive and meaningful, its
real name then is: Futuristic! …(just as it’s always been).

***

Science News From The Areas Of Cosmology & Sub-Partical Physics
Some experts believe that the external world exists totally
apart from man’s mental perception thereof, while others claim it
only exists therein. And yet a third group of gypsy-knights-in-
drag want weekends declared national holidays.

…..In a gross mix up in communications in one city ballroom,
after the orchestra leader counted off the song, instead of the
band playing — Mission Control launched them into orbit.
…(“Wheee!” cried the second chair sax man.)

***

In the forms of transcendental practices and philosophies
than seem accessible to ordinary people, the maps must always
appear to be of much greater importance than any map has a
rational right to be, vis a vis its purported purpose.

…..”Dad, is that how you can tell?” “Yep son, that’s how.”

***

What do you get if you fill up a pig with mystical ideas?
— A sausage!

***

At any really alive performance, the printed program is
already out of date.

***

Today’s knights are
Not on horses,
But ride instead,
Rocket forces.
***

The Distinction Between
“Public Forms Of Mysticism” & “The Unrevealed Variety”:
The really hip never seem hip. ** Unchained consciousness
appears effortless.

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