Jan Cox Talk 1497

What Good Is the Past If It’s Not Actually Gone?

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Summary

#1497 – 10/06/95:
Notes by TK

Logic is as invented as is religious belief. Nothing can be explained/proved with invented rules about extra-rule reality.


The News

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You CAN LOOK AT MAN AS EXISTING AT TWO LEVEL;S,1-:
ONE IS MUCH LARGER, AND RUN AND CONTROLLED BY LIFE ON A UNIVERSAL SCALE, AND ABOUT WHICH THE INDIVIDUAL CAN DO LITTLE,
AND THE OTHER IS AT THE LEVEL OF THE INDIVIDUAL,
WHERE AT ALONE IS ANY POTENTIAL MEANINGFUL ACTION POSSIBLE.
THIS OF COURSE IS OBVIOUS TO THE ALERT EYE, YET HIDDEN FROM THE CROWD: AS THE CONTINUING IMPOSSIBLE ATTEMPT BY THOSE CERTAIN FROGS TO FLY IS WHAT MAKES THEM THE IRREPRESSIBLE REPTILES -THEY-TBEJ
AND CAUSES LIFE ON THE LARGER SCALE TO SINGULARLY FAVOR THEM SO.
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WHEN ONE MAN’S MIND WOULD SAY “SPORTS” — HE’D READ,
AND WHEN IT’D SAY, “REST” — HE’D RUN,
AND WHEN IT WOULD SAY, “CRAP!” — HE SING AND DANCE FOR JOY.
…ALL-IN-ALL, HE SAID THEY WERE BEGINNING TO DEVELOP A WONDERFUL RELATIONSHIP
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JUST BECAUSE NEURONS CAN TALK TO YOU AND HORMONES CAN’T, DOESN’T MEAN THEY TELL YOU THE TRUTH.
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ONE LEGEND SAYS THERE WAS ONCE A RACE OF CREATURES SIMILAR TO MAN WHO HAD A MIND MADE UP OF THREE COMPARTMENTS.
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BY ALL REASONABLE APPEARANCES,
THE FIRST RESPONSIBILITY OF A KNIGHT WHO DECIDES TO UNDERTAKE THE QUEST MUST BE TO HOLD A CONTINUAL REMEMBRANCE OF THE GRAIL ITSELF -…MAY BE — BUT AFTER THAT, WHAT!?
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IN THE BACKGROUND OF THE GUNFIRE ABOVE A FEW CITIES ANOTHER SOUND IS HEARD.
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As REGARDS ANY EXTRAORDINARY MENTAL POTENTIAL
As LONG AS YOUR MIND IS TIED UP ENTIRELY WITH — JUST THINKING, — NOTHING ELSE IS POSSIBLE.
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95102-7
WHENEVER HE LOOKED OUT HIS BACK DOOR THIS ONE MAN WOULD THINK: “THERE’S SOMETHING HIDING OUT THERE IN THE BUSHES.”
HE LATER MOVED IN TOWN, UPSTAIRS IN AN APARTMENT BUILDING, AND EVER TIME HE’D LOOK DOWN FROM A WINDOW
HE’D THINK THE SAME THING AS BEFORE.
MORAL: IT DOESN’T MATTER WHERE YOU MOVE -IF YOU’RE A GOOD CITIZEN
YOU’LL ALWAYS BE — SOME WHERE.
.,.(AND AGAIN I REMIND YOU OF THE TALE OF THOSE CERTAIN KNIGHTS WHO,
EACH TIME THEY ENTERED THE MYSTICAL CHAMBER THEY HAD CONSTRUCTED FOR THEMSELVES WOULD REPEAT THE SACRED MANTRA THEY HAD ADOPTED FOR THAT SOLEMN OCCASION, [WHICH WENT]: “LET ME OUTTA HERE!”)
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Now ON TO: THE FARM REPORT
THE HISTORY OF MOST INTEREST TO A TRUE WARRIOR OCCURRED IN THE LAST TWO SECONDS.
(“DON’T FORGET TO PLANT NOW, Y’ALL!”)
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SHORTLY AFTER MEN LEARNED TO SPEAK
LIFE PASSED THEIR WAY AGAIN AND ONE MAN CRIED OUT:
“COUNT ME IN!”)
BUT APPARENTLY MISUNDERSTANDING WHAT WAS SAID — IT THREW HIM IN.
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ONLY AWARENESS FREED FROM THE CONFINES OF MERE THOUGHT CAN FEEL AT HOME ANY WHERE —
…WHICH IS THE MYSTIC’S PROPER RESIDENCE.
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AS THE IRREVERSIBLE SEEKER-OF-THE-GRAIL DRAWS CLOSER,
HE INCREASINGLY KEEPS THAT WHICH HE DISCOVERS ALONG THE WAY, QUIET UNTO HIMSELF IN PREPARATION, (NO DOUBT), FOR THE FINAL SILENCE THAT WILL SURROUND THE ULTIMATE DISCOVERY.
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TODAY’S: CLICHE UPDATE
NOT ONLY IS HISTORY ALWAYS WRITTEN BY THE VICTORS,
BUT ALSO IS ALL”TRUTH” PROCLAIMED, PUT NORTH BY THOSE WHO KNOW IT NOT, (THE LOSERS, IN OTHER WORDS . )
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ONE MAN KEPT A DICTIONARY, JUST TO IGNORE IT; HE DEVELOPED A VOCABULARY, SO’S TO NOT USE IT; HE CONSIDERED ALL IDEAS, SO’S TO DISCARD THEM,
AND WAS FINALLY ABLE TO CONSOLIDATE ALL OF THIS SIMPLY INTO HIS RELATIONSHIP WITH HIS OWN SO-CALLED, MIND.
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IN ONE REALM IT WAS POSSIBLE FOR SEEKERS-OF-ENLIGHTENMENT TO SEE THOSE WHO HAD IT AS BEING, ANTI-ENLIGHTENMENT.
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AS REGARDS ANY EXTRAORDINARY MENTAL POTENTIAL
AS LONG AS YOUR THINKING IS CONCERNED WITH WHAT EVERYONE ELSE’S IS, — NOTHING ELSE IS POSSIBLE;
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ON THIS ONE WORLD THEY’D DRESS UP ANIMALS TO LOOK LIKE MEN JUST TO MAKE SPORT OF THE BEASTS,
WHILE ON A NEIGHBORING ONE, THEY’D DO THE SAME THING, BUT TO HAVE A LAUGH ON MAN.
THOSE UPSTAIRS CAN SNEER AT THOSE DOWN BELOW,
AND THOSE DOWN BELOW CAN DISMISS THOSE UP ABOVE,
BUT WHAT NEITHER CAN DO IS DIRECT SUCH SENTIMENTS TOWARD THEM SELF IN A USEFUL, UNDERSTOOD MANNER.
MORAL: IT TAKES THE KEENEST OF EYES TO FIND HUMOR IN ARCHITECTURE OF COURSE, IS ALL WE’RE TALKING ABOUT.
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THEO-HISTORICAL UPDATE
FROM ONE VIEW — THE RELIGIOUS WOULD HAVE GAINED MORE, HAD THEY, INSTEAD OF BUILDING AWE INSPIRING CATHEDRALS SPENT THE ENERGY IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF THEMSELVES.
“BUT — ALAS!” -(STRIKE, “ALAS”)–
“BUT — ALAS!, SUCH IS HOW THINGS MUST GO AMIDST A CROWD.
“ALAS.” ….(ALAS, MY ASS!).
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THE ACTIVITY NATURAL TO MAN’S MIND IS LIKE A MADE-UP GAME -MADE-UP, BUT REAL ENOUGH,
ILLUSIONARY, BUT SOLID AS HELL,
MEANINGLESS, YET NECESSARY FOR MAN TO BE MAN.
— WHAT OTHER CREATURE CAN MAKE SUCH A CLAIM!?
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EVERY NEW TERRITORY HAS TWO POSSIBLE WAYS OF ENTRY, AND NO ALERT EXPLORER EVER FORGETS THIS.
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CITY NEWS THAT No ONE SEEMS To USE
ONLY THOSE HOPING TO ESCAPE ITS GRASP SPEAK OF – MORALITY!
…(“WELL – YEAH, SAYS ONE MAN)
“BUT AIN’T THAT TRUE OF EVERYTHING OVER THERE!?!”)
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95 1 02 – 1 7
ONE MAN THOUGHT:
“WITH OUT DRUGS – I AM NOTHING!”
– BUT — WHO THOUGHT THAT? -A MAN,
OR HIS MIND?!?
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IN ONE UNIVERSE WAS THE EVOLUTIONARY STATUS OF EACH WORLD DETERMINED BY ITS FREQUENCY OF USE OF METAPHOR AND ALLEGORY.
….UN CHEAPER, BACKWARD ONES, THIS WAS DONE SIMPLY ON THE BASIS OF
….(THANK HEAVENS YOU’RE NOT A CHEAPER, BACKWARD ONE, WHAT!?il
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To YOUR CHAGRIN THE DOCTOR IS IN
THE TRUE, THE FUNDAMENTAL, THE COMPLETE & ALL-INCLUSIVE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN: AN ALERT MAN AND EVERYONE ELSE
IS THAT: AN ALERT MAN IS ALERT.
…”SEND IN THE NEXT IDIOT — I MEAN, PATIENT.”
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SOME NAUTICAL NEWS THAT COULD SPOIL YOUR BLUES
A FOOLISH SHIP CAN BE KEPT WELL AFLOAT BY THE ACT OF TAKING IT
SERIOUSLY.
,,,,”AHOY THERE. Y’ALL! – BETTER GO CHANGE OUTTA THOSE NASTY OLE THINGS”
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AS REGARDS ANY EXTRAORDINARY MENTAL POTENTIAL
AS LONG AS YOUR THINKING CONSISTS ENTIRELY OF — THINKING/ — NOTHING ELSE IS POSSIBLE.
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MORALITY: A NEW VIEW
THOSE WHO DON Ti “LIVE TO REGRET IT!” HAVEN’T PROPERLY LIVED.
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THERE WAS ONCE A LAND OF GROWTH AND EXPANSION WHEREIN,
AS IS NATURAL TO SUCH CONDITIONS,
STRUGGLE AND CONFLICT WAS CONSTANT —
BUT IN THIS PARTICULAR INSTANCE THE INHABITANTS MADE USE OF TWO TYPES OF AMMUNITION;
THE FIRST CONSISTED OF BULLETS THAT WERE ACTUALLY DEADLY, WHILE THE SECOND KIND ONLY AT FIRST APPEARED TO BE SO, AND WERE LATER FOUND TO BE OTHERWISE.
SUCH MUST BE THE CIRCUMSTANCES FOR ANY KINGDOM TO PROGRESS.
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ONE MAN MADE NOTES OF WHAT HE THOUGHT EACH DAY,
THEN THREW THEM AWAY, THE NEXT,
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SO PONDERED ONE MAN:
“WHAT GOOD IS THE PAST IF IT’S NOT ACTUALLY GONE!?”
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JUST AS THE MINDS OF CHILDREN REVOLVE AROUND SIMPLE THINGS) SUCH AS: GAMES) SPORTS AND DREAMS OF THE FUTURE)
SIMILARLY DO THE MINDS OF SIMPLE ADULTS.
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AT THE HEART OF LIFE’S HIGHEST SAFETY STANDARDS IS: REDUNDANCY.
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AS A FORM OF ENLIGHTENED PROTECTION,
ALL EXPERIENCED ADVENTURERS ALLOW LARGER LEECHES TO CONSUME ANY SMALLER ONES TO WHICH THEY MAY HAVE BECOME ATTACHED.
….SOME WHERE DOWN THE ROAD,
THOSE WHO SURVIVE LOOSE INTEREST IN ALL THINGS PARASITIC.
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THE RIDE OF THE LONG-DISTANCE-KNIGHT IS: ONE-TO-A-SADDLE — NO MORE.
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95102-27
MEDICAL UPDATE
THE MIND IS ON DRUGS.
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…AND NOW — WOULD YOU LIKE SOME: SPORTS NEWS? – ….WELL’ SURE-E-E YOU WOULD!
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95102-28
IN RE MATURITY
IN THIS ONE LAND – THE BEINGS DO NOT GROW UP — BUT RATHER, SIDE-WAYS.
….(I ADVISE YOU TO NEVER VISIT THERE,
FOR TWO-EYED CREATURES HAVE ONE HELLAVA TIME EVER FINDING THEIR WAY OUT.)
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IN A FORM OF ASSUMED SELF-DEFENSE, ONE MAN’S MIND SAID TO HIM: “LOOK — WITH OUT THOUGHT — WHAT WOULD I BE!?”
…(I MUST TELL YOU HOWEVER THAT THIS WAS A PURELY RHETORICAL QUESTION IN THAT AN ORDINARY MIND IS NOT EQUIPED TO REALLY WANT TO KNOW THE ANSWER TO THIS.)
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ONE MAN BEGAN TO CAREFULLY MONITOR THE AMOUNT OF GARBAGE & WASTE LEAVING HIS RESIDENCE
TO SEE IF IT MATCHED THE AMOUNT COMING IN.
…FINALLY, SOME “VOICE” FROM THE ATTIC SHOUTED DOWN TO HIM THAT HE WAS, “WASTING HIS TIME!”.
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ONE MAN HAD A WEIRD RELATIVE WHO LIVED OUT IN THE BOONIE$J WHO WROTE HIM AND CLAIMED THAT,’”OUT HIS WAY” WERE
LIONS WHO LIVED IN TREES AND KEPT THE BIRDS MOSTLY ON THE GROUND.
THUS CONCLUDES THIS EVENING’S FORAY INTO!
NEURAL ANTHROPOLOGY OFF THE WALL.
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SOME PSYCHIATRISTS PETITIONED THE KING TO OFFICIALLY DETERMINE AND DECLARE THE SPECIFIC DISTINCTION BETWEEN MYSTICS AND THE INSANE,
BUT HIS GRACE, (UNDER HIS BREATH), ADVISED THE GROUP:
“You DON’T REALLY WANT ME TO DO THIS.”
CONCLUSION: MENTAL HEALTH BEGINS AT HOME —
…BUT ONLY IF YOU DON’T STAY THERE TOO MUCH.
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AT PARTIES, ONE MAN WOULD PULL OUT HIS MIND AND IN FRONT OF EVERYONE SAY TO IT LOUDLY: “COME ON — DO SOME TRICKS FOR US!”,
‘TIL ONE TIME IT UP AND REPLIED:
“OKAY, BUT FIRST YOU DROP YOUR PANTS AND BEND OVER,
LIKE YOU DO FOR ME IN PRIVATE.”
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THERE WAS ONCE TWO SISTER PLANETS,
ONE WAS A WORLD OF GESTURES — THE OTHER, OF THOUGHTFUL REFLECTION -….YOU KNOW THEY WERE DOOMED TO ULTIMATE CONFLICT.
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ZOOLOGY UPDATE — (FROM THE WILD SIDE)
IT IS THE JOB OF HUNGRY BEASTS TO BE ENTHUSIASTIC, …IT’S THE RESPONSIBILITY OF MEN TO: CALL FOR A MENU!
…”OH, GARCON! — YO0 WHO() — OVER HERE!”
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…OKAY THEN — YOU WANNA PLAY LIKE THAT! – SOME: POLITICAL UPDATING
IN A FIT OF FAUX REVOLUTIONARY FERVOR,
ONE MAN CRIED OUT,AND POINTED: “I REGRET THAT I HAVE BUT THE ONE LIFE, (OF MY UNCLE OVER THERE),
TO GIVE TO THE CAUSE!”
…HE LATER CONFIDED THAT HE WAS GLAD THIS SCENE WAS SET IN A PHYSICAL, EXTERNAL CONTEXT,
RATHER THAN IN TERMS OF AN INNER, MENTAL ONE —
…WHICH WOULD HAVE REQUIRED MUCH, MUCH GREATER SACRAFICE ON HIS PART.
…WHAT!? – YOU STILL HAVEN’T HAD ENOUGH, ALL RIGHT THEN: PROVERBIAL WISDOM UPDATE
THE ADAGE THAT SAYS: “You CAN’T LOSE SOMETHING THAT YOU NEVER HAD.”,
NEEDS NO UPDATING.
…(NOW YOU ‘OUGHTA QUIT WHILE YOU’RE AHEAD! – …WHICH SHOULDA BEEN BEFORE YOU STARTED!)
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MEN WILL ACCEPT THE IDEA OF THEIR PHYSICAL REPERTOIRE BE LIMITED, BUT NOT THEIR MENTAL —
…AT LEAST NOT THOSE OF A LIMITED MENTAL ONE.
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ONE MAN BEGAN TO FIND HIS NORMAL FOOD CACHE DETERIORATING AT AN EVER-INCREASING RATE.
….(HE WAS GREATLY PLEASED AT THIS FAVORABLE TURN OF EVENTS.)
THE ONLY FORM OF GAMBLING AVAILABLE ON THIS ONE WORLD WAS A GAME KNOWN AS, “Two OF A KIND” —
…(WHICH ACTUALLY CONTAINED NO ELEMENTS OF CHANCE.)
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As REGARDS ANY EXTRAORDINARY MENTAL POTENTIAL
As LONG AS YOUR MENTAL AWARENESS CONSISTS OF NOTHING BUT THINKING, — NOTHING ELSE IS POSSIBLE.
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A BRIEF SURVEY OF THE WORKINGS OF THE CITY MIND
ONE LEXICOLOGIST SAID THAT IN THE COMPILING OF A DICTIONARY, THE COLLECTING OF THE WORDS IS THE TASK
AS MUCH AS IS THE PUTTING THEM ALL IN ORDER.
NOT ONLY IS A MYSTIC ALWAYS ANACHRONISTIC IN THE WIDE, LITERAL, TEMPORAL SENSE OF THE WORD,
BUT ALSO IN A MORE PERSONAL, IMMEDIATE SEQUENTIAL SENSE.
IN THE MYTHICAL COURT OF KING ARTHUR
A TRUE AND FAITHFUL KNIGHT IS ALWAYS –“OUT OF ORDER!”
….(“HEAR YE!, HEAR YE! Y’ALL.”)
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SCIENCE NEWS
IN THE LAB,
FROGS CAN BE MADE TO FLY,
FISH TO FETCH WATER,
COLD TO PRODUCE WARMTH,
AND THE DECOMPOSED TO REVIVE ITSELF.
“WHAT LAB IS THIS?”, YOU ASK,
‘TIS THE LAB ALL MEN CARRY WITH THEM.’
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IS ONLY IN THE LAND OF DWARFS THAT IMAGINATION IS PROPERLY CONDEMNED.
….”OH, YO0 WHOO!, OVER HERE, KR.’ SWIFT – WERE YOU LOOKING FOR ME!?”
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MATHEMATICS IS AN INTRINSIC, AS OPPOSED TO, LEARNED SKILL,
IN THAT AS SOON AS THEY CAN THINK, ALL MEN IMMEDIATELY COUNT TO TWO.
IN AN ALTERNATE UNIVERSE WAS A CERTAIN GAME PLAYED
WHICH PROCEEDED FROM ITS BEGINNING ON TO ITS CONCLUSION
WHILE SIMULTANEOUSLY WAS PLAYED IN THE OPPOSITE SEQUENCE,
AND EVEN THOUGH T’WAS AN ENRICHED IMPROVEMENT OVER ITS ORIGINAL, MONO-DIRECTIONAL VERSION,
IT NEVER ACHIEVED COMMON POPULARITY DUE TO THE AVERAGE SPECTATOR’S INABILITY LOCATE – OR USE, TRI-NOCULORS.
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IN A LAND OF TWO HANDED SEEKERS
A TWO DIMENSIONAL GRAIL CAN NEVER BE FOUND —
— INDEED, IT CANNOT EVEN BE SAID TO THEREIN EXIST.
DO YOU BEGIN TO GRADUALLY REALIZE THAT ANYTHING THE EYE CAN PRESENTLY SEE HAS NO USEFUL PERTINENCE TO THAT WHICH A MYSTIC NEEDS TO SEE!?
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MORE CITY NEWS NOT PART OF CITY VIEWS
IT IS THOSE WITH WEAKEST TIES TO MAN’S PAST WHO MOST VOCALLY TRY AND DEFEND THEIRS.
…AND A CERTAIN MAN PREVIOUSLY MENTIONED THIS EVENING
FURTHER NOTES HIS DELIGHT IN NOW BEING ABLE TO DISTINGUISH BETWEEN THE SMELL OF HISTORY ROTTING,
AND THE FRESH AROMA OF HIS GROWING FREEDOM THEREFROM.
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ON A FAR AWAY PLANET, THE LEADING NEWSPAPER CARRIED A DAILY FEATURE IN WHICH WAS PRINTED–
COMPLAINTS FROM READERS REGARDING STORIES RECENTLY-COVERED WHICH SEEMED TO DIRECTLY CONTRADICTIONS PREVIOUSLY-:COVERED.
AH – BUT SUCH MUST BE THE SITUATION FOR ANY PLANET TO EVOLVE.
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As REGARDS ANY EXTRAORDINARY MENTAL POTENTIAL
As LONG AS YOUR MIND SAYS:
“WELL WHAT ELSE CAN CONSCIOUSNESS CONSIST OF BUT – THINKING!?” –
– AND YOU BELIEVE IT! –NOTHING ELSE IS POSSIBLE.
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SOME DIMENSIONAL ARCHAEOLOGISTS
DISCOVERED ON THIS ONE PLANET
ABANDONED BUILDINGS LEFT BY SOME LONG GONE CIVILIZATION
WHICH APPEARED TO HAVE ORIGINALLY – SOME HOW – CONTAINED SMALLER BUILDINGS.
A CONCERNED MOTHER ONCE TOLD HER CHILD:
“NEVER PUT ANYTHING STICKY IN YOUR EAR THAT MIGHT MAKE ITS WAY FURTHER IN.”
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MAN’S PRESENT BRAIN HAS TWO SIDES FOR THE SIMPLE REASON THAT HE’S NOT YET FULLY GROWN.
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ADAGE EXTENSION
You CAN’T LEARN FROM A PAST THAT RUNS BUT ONE WAY.
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TRYING TO, “THINK FOR YOURSELF” IS A WASTED EFFORT IF YOU
IMPROPERLY PERCEIVE WHAT IS SELF,
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ON A VISIT TO ANOTHER CITY A MAN HEARD IT ANNOUNCED THAT
THEIR DOCTORS HAD DEVELOPED PILLS THAT COULD: “HELP YOU REMEMBER.”, AND PILLS THAT COULD: “HELP YOU FORGET.”,
AND HE WAS CURIOUS AS TO WHY THEY’D WASTED HALF THEIR TIME.
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PERSPECTIVE & GRAVITY
A KNIGHT ON HORSEBACK CAN SEE MORE THAN ONE ON FOOT, AND ONE ON WING, MORE THAN ONE ON ANY MOUNT.
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IF ALERTNESS WAS CYANIDE:
WHO AMONG MEN
COULD DO THEMSELVES IN!?
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