Jan Cox Talk 1325

Consciousness Can’t Be Repaired–Only Replaced

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#1325 – 08/22/1994:
Notes by TK

Institutions allow man to put names on their unspecific discomforts and dissatisfactions. Consciousness cannot be repaired, only replaced.


The News

Progress is such a wonderous thing that those not in the
forefront are want to deny it. ….And even some there tend to
dispute it.

***

The Structure & Operations of Man’s Normal Intellectual Life
Via an Allegorical Conversation:

“Inside of every cop is a dead criminal.” “Are you sure
they’re dead!?” “Well……….mostly so.” The End.

***

Flash! — We interrupt to bring you this special bulletin:
Inside of every brain cell is a stomach cell. Now back to
wherever the hell you were at, Nat!

***

For a pet, (instead of a dog), one man had his thoughts,
which he called, Notweiler, and when a friend asked him if he
didn’t mean, Rottweiler, he replied: “Oh, no, mine’s fresh as
can be.”

***

One guy told his son: “Dumb people worry a lot…..But,
hey! — Don’t worry about it.”

***

Now from our: New Intelligence, Science Dictionary:
Telescopes: Simple men’s attempts to see the cosmic connections.

***

One man said: “I might pay attention to the arts if the
Mozarts could paint, and the Picassos play music.” (His wife
added: “And me, intellectuals, if they could think.”)

***

If men could see civilization for what it is, it’d take all
the fun out. ……….(Same as would happen with their
personalities.) ** And from a viewer comes this: “For several
years now I have been pondering something mentioned on your show;
that the proper use for a clarinet is to poke holes in an
accordian, and I now begin to wonder if you didn’t actually mean
that metaphorically……….somehow related to routine thinking
and its possible connection to something even greater!?!”
***

Some Family Stories

A father said to his son: “If you’ve ever gotten mad at
anything I told you then you didn’t understand it,” and the lad
thought for a moment and replied: “When I was younger,
everything you said seemed to make me mad……….Ah!”

…..As the child was growing up, his father spoke one language
to him, but as soon as he was mature, immediately switched to a
new one.

…..Some people have no children, and a few give birth-to,
raise, then enjoy themselves.

…..One man used to always be extremely agitated, upset and in
a hurry, til one day he was hit extremely hard in the head with a
brick, and afterwards, was never as he was before — ’cause he
was dead. So remember that — Yes! You too can always become
peaceful and calm. ** Families — you gotta love ’em! ..or
else they’ll smother you.

***

The Residency Floor Plan Of It All

Those who live in the basement don’t talk to themselves the
same as those who live higher up. ** In one apartment building
was posted this warning: “Do not fly kites out of lower story
windows.” ….(As if it was necessary.)

***

To help keep the working people’s spirits up, once a year or
so in this one place, local conditions would joyfully remind them
that: “You’re all in show business!” …Then onward they’d
drudge for another four seasons.

***

Extracts & Specifics: A Working Script

When you can think in a certain way for yourself, Life no
longer offers “examples” from which to learn, Life becomes an
example.

…..Corollaries and Addendums: You’ve Read the Book now See
the Movie. All specific notations routine minds make of Life are
small attempts at homicide.

***

You can impress ordinary men with your strength, your looks,
your ferocity, and your wealth, but that’s about it.
…..A viewer writes to ask: “What if I did begin to ‘see
civilization for what it actually is’!? — Then what!? — What’da
I do then!?” And a darn good question it is, and I’d like to
take this opportunity to again remind our viewing audience that
we do not encourage you to make the kinds of efforts that could
result in you experiencing this sort of unexpected discovery.
Hey — if Life had a’wanted you to see, you’da been born with
eyes — right!?

…..One day a man suddenly stopped and thought: “They’re just
not making dichotomies like they used to before Zoroaster died.”

***

A Short History of: Stuffiness

Partisan thinking doesn’t let enough fresh air in.

…..And now this: Definition: a Mystic: A stray bullet in
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. …And a cop helping direct
traffic noted: “That could produce too much of a fresh breeze.”

…..When local conditions see that you’ve about “run your
course” physically, they’ll make you start putting on weight,
and, when they realize that you should also be slowing down
mentally, you find yourself starting to become more & more
serious about Life — especially about how other people spend
their life.

…..”A History of Stuffiness, you say….humm…well…are you
really glad to see me, or is that your mental rigor mortis you’re
carrying in your pocket?”

***

The Everyday Man’s View

“Progress doesn’t mean anything if I’m still going to die.”

***

The crude & simple are not delicate, and if they are
sufficiently crude & simple they never realize that they’re not.
Then, those who are naturally delicate, are usually too much so.
So — there! ** And the great grandmother of Confucius turned to
Buddha’s grandfather and said: “now what do we do!?”

***

And Now This Definition From Our:
“No More Mr. Nice Guy” Dictionary:

Mysticism: The ultimate “make-believe” for grownups.
…..And sure as hell some viewer at home hearing this will
think: “Hey, what about religion!?” — That’s the ultimate for
children.

…..See, boys & girls, you should always look both ways when
crossing a lexicon:
Rhetoric is as rhetoric does,
Don’t say is when you can think was.

…..When the two frontal lobes first wed, they get tin cans
tied to their car — if they ever consumate their neural
potential and produce new offspring no one is there to note the
transcendental occasion, save the mother himself.

…..Moral: All “Family Stories” are not labeled Family
Stories.

***

The Nature of Mortal Beingness via a Metaphorical Dialogue

“Human existance has got to be Life’s biggest con job.”
“But I hear it said that you can’t run a con game on someone
unless there’s something within them that cooperates and
participates.” “Humm……….Now that’s interesting!….”

***

There is a difference between being an outlaw, and being a
Revolutionist. ….(Same as between a Real Artist, and a
connect-the-doter.)

***

As he walked the roads of Life, pondering the matter, one
day he paused and thought: “There has got to be some radical
difference between those who teach mysticism, and those who want
to study it.” — And suddenly the answer struck him: “Ah! One
group is harder to entertain than the other!” ** Theorem: All
things within the invented world of man’s civilization must
engage in “self-reference” to keep the position they now hold.
All things, that is, but the transcendental. …This is what
makes it such an “interesting” traveling companion.

***

Charity is man’s admission that he doesn’t know what to do
about what’s wrong — assuming that anything is.

***

When younger, one neural futurist had decided that a man who
could “think” could not be insulted by those less intelligent
than himself, but later came to conclude that a man who can truly
think cannot be insulted.
…..Now over to our Sports Desk for some racing results: The
simple require encouragement.

***

More Stuff That Humanity’s Collectively Forgotten

When that naughty old snake took over responsibility for man
— post Eden, that is — when mortals learned to speak — the
first thing he taught you was the use of the conclusive —
period! …(For a Few, it was all down hill from there.)

***

If: An Electromagnetic Survey Regarding the Matter of
Consciousness & Data

If, mystics transmit info, (let us say), in the gamma ray
frequency then ordinary people are receiving in the radio wave
range, and the way you can tell, (if you have any doubt), which
one any particular person is using, is by looking them dead in
the face — Those with AM sets in their heads always have squinty
little pig eyes. ** Yes — Science marches on! …….But not
that far down on the spectrum scale.

…..To make sure that he remained an extraordinary, exceptional
& “special” person this one man kept a folded note, locked in his
middle desk drawer on which was written the words: “You are an
extraordinary, exceptional, and very special person!” ** Yes —
and bullshit marches on! — Here! Here! and: Hey! Hey!

***

Art: The Essay

Real art exists in your head.

***

And For All You Grown-Up Appearing Kiddies, Another:
Ponder Game

What if the reality behind all notions of “Secret Knowledge”
and “Transcendental Enlightenment” turns out to be merely
instances of the future communicating more directly with the
present!?

***

On one of those unexpected, marvelous feeling days, one man
said aloud: “Life’s really great when everything seems to
somehow — Go right!” And just out of sight, local conditions
heard this and grinned like a canary that’d just swallowed a
pride of lions.
***

The Optics Of It All

At one level it doesn’t matter whether a real man can
actually do what he says he does, just as long as he pretends he
can.

***

Those who say that certain mortal acts are destined to
change the course of human history have no understanding of man
or history.

***

Anyone who can use their mind like the so-called mystics
have always done, is not actually all that “civilized” any more
— they’re more so!

***

How the Parade Keeps Going, Apparently Without the Rear Having
to Consume the Front: An Essay Via an Axiomatic Update

Many are dumb, but more are dumber.

***

To ever be an explorer your sight must be quicker than the
local conditions.

***

And Now For Fairness: The Other View

How to get fat: Keep talking about yourself. How to stay
fat: Keep talking about what you’ve already talked about before.

***

Compared to normal, everyday adults, an independent thinker
is still a kid, still stepping on the mental sidewalk cracks.

***

Once upon a time a man went to visit a reputed mystical
teacher and said to him: “I want to learn how to focus my
attention.” And the wise one replied: “Okay.” And the man
waited in vain for an additional response, and when none was
forthcoming, repeated his plea: “I want to learn how to focus my
attention.” And the transcendental one responded: “I said
okay.” And the frustrated man pushed: “So!? — How do I
accomplish this?” “By doing it,” came the reply. ** Moral: If
you don’t know what you’re doing — it don’t matter what you’re
doin’. Moral Moral: Morals to stories are for those who didn’t
“get it” the first time round, and now with the help of the
concluding moral won’t do any better later. ….(See! — I told
you: If you don’t know what you’re doing — it doesn’t matter
what you’re a doin’.)

***

Unlike ideas, (and some other stuff), consciousness can’t be
repaired — only replaced.

***

According to an obscure, (and I mean really obscure), legend
in one universe: the highest rank of mystical schools didn’t
ever tell anybody anything. …(Hey — maybe that’s how you
tell!?!)

…..Side Order: Free With the Above Meal
Real mystics don’t produce disciples, they produce more
mystics.

***

And now! — Revealed here for the very first time — Live —
On our program — The Unwritten, Mystic’s Secret Protocol: If
you can’t hack it, you can’t hack it.

***

During a little casual time one day, local conditions said
to Life: “I know I’m just supposed to follow orders, and I am
accutely aware that everything you’ve ever instructed me to do
with these humans they accepted and ran with, but tell me: How
do you manage to keep this charade afloat!?” And Life replied in
song: “Got my mojo workin’……….”