Only Original Thinking Reveals There Is No Knowledge
The following recordings are from Jan’s final years, when his voice was diminished and he spoke in a low whisper. Some listeners may find these tapes hard to listen to, or difficult to understand. Thus, as another option, transcripts are being made and will be posted.
Otherwise, turn up the volume and enjoy! Those who carefully listened to Jan during this period consider that he spoke plainly and directly to the matter at hand, “pulling out all the stops,” as he understood that these were to be his last messages to his groups, and to posterity.
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Notes by TK
Knowledge doesn’t give satisfaction; understanding does. You have not had a thought about a subject until you have had an original thought about it. Original thought brings understanding and gives satisfaction (changes the way you feel about a subject forever).
Einstein wasn’t satisfied by Newton’s schema; only his original thinking re: relativity gave satisfaction: understanding. No one is satisfied with the knowledge extant re: man’s intangible, cultural world. This is because they try to understand the subject rather than to understand consciousness. Only original thinking reveals that there is no knowledge. (45:27) #3195
Notes by DR
Jan Cox Talk 3195 When you understand something it can change the way you feel about it. You can have knowledge up the kazoo and it will never change the way you feel. You have not thought about it until you’ve had an original thought about it. You can’t understand something from someone else. You move outside the material world and find psychology is made up. Iron ore exists whether we find it or not. Nobody is satisfied with the intangible world. No one will ever be satisfied with the knowledge of anything that can’t be touched, rather they don’t understand it, without trying to understand human consciousness which made it all up.
It’s not that there’s no knowledge in sociology and psychology it’s that you have to have an original thought that there’s no knowledge. As long as you believe you know something about man’s intangible world of art religion and psychology, you’ll still not be satisfied, you wont’ have an original thought. It is impossible to even understand the reality of whatever the subject is. You can’t understand something and not smile. A thought that’s original to you is required, not your consciousness running through someone else’s.
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A Catalog Of All That The Secret Explorer Takes With Him
SEPTEMBER 3, 2004 © 2004: JAN COX
A Glossary Of Terms & Definitions Created & Employed By One Man (J.C.)
To Describe Certain Inner Features Of That Certain Extraordinary Hunger,
Along With Commentaries Corollary Thereto.
(Part 4: This series began August 31, and in that it is ongoing, additions to all entries are possible in future installments.)
A – Z
Dance Card: (1) Though Life ultimately holds everyone’s Dance Card,
the nervous system rebel (to an unnatural extent) harbors one of his own;
specifically as regards his non somatic inner activities, he decides what is to his own pleasure and profit while ordinary men (as dictated by their nature) are subject to the nigh uncontrollable inclination to dance whenever asked (this being part of the engine driving their collective, intangible city).
(2) Being in the arms of your own nature and temperament means you always
dance backwards: everyone of ordinary consciousness plays the female role
and dances thus (which also makes efficient the blaming of others for all missteps):
“Well he/she/it/them was supposed to be leading; I was simply following.”
Ergo do people comfortably feel that things (The Dance) can only change
if and when the other partner changes.
Et voila! – man’s city life never changes.
(3) The attraction of religions, philosophies, political & social models is that they afford
their supporters the sensation that there is a humanly accessible, objectively profitable master-card with which you can override your own natural proclivities by putting in their stead the ideas promoted by the system adopted;
(from the rebel’s view, another unwitting case of: “I’ll be dumb on someone’s dime.”)
In essence what followers of any system attempt is to replace submission to their own temperament with submission to the ideas of an institution or the temperament of another individual (a guru, a rabbi, a rabblerouser, sundry heroes of all stripes).
(4) The certain man’s Dance Card could be condensed into one dictum:
“I will not intangibly do what is natural to me.”
(5) He who defines, controls, and the first action of those who execute a coup is to take control of the broadcast facilities and play only music suitable for the collective dance they now want from the populace:
in city life: someone else always sets the stage;
in the certain man’s secret life, he will not even get on their stage.
To ever get near The Aim a person must dance only according to their own Card –
to the point of making up their own life as they go, otherwise there is no control —
and no control – no awakening – no anything ever occurring differently internally — where to a few, is the only place that matters.
Anything You Don’t Like You Won’t Believe: Updated Variation.
(1) Any one you don’t like – you won’t believe, and the significance of this is that ordinary people under the auspices of their natural consciousness can never
teach themselves anything due to the fact that they don’t mentally like themselves;
the big pay off in the standard casino is: No one can believe their self – which is the only source for the information necessary to ever understand what is really going on.
(2) People do not seek new information about their own inner world nor man’s intangible collective one – they desire to discover new pleasing people dispensing information their consciousness automatically finds agreeable,
and if they do not like the source – so much for the new info.
(3) The investigator on the right track must make and keep a clear distinction in his consciousness between what his hormones (Red & Blue Circuits) like & dislike
and the expressions of such by his neurons (Yellow Circuit);
ordinary men have no inkling of what lies beneath or behind their consciousness,
and they thus collectively concoct fables to fill in the void (this includes all
descriptions of man’s consciousness from Taoist to Christian, to Marxist,
to Existentialist, to Freudian, et al) and from the endless array do all routine people find one (or a combination) that satisfies them — the certain few never do,
and ergo find themselves drawn to The Aim.
Only an exceptional consciousness can ever satisfactorily describe consciousness –
and then, only to itself, on an ad hoc basis, and only by original thought delivering
an entirely new view of the matter.
(4) Who are now in retrospect called, Philosophers were the first men to strive for
original thinking: they sought explanations for human consciousness that had
nothing to do with the accepted ones involving gods and demons & social pressures; they were the first lovers of consciousness – those smitten by its ability to think of possibilities that had never been thought before;
they sensed the singular road open to man which indeed marked him for
the unique being he is, is not just the capacity to think – but to forever think anew.
(They soon learned that their excitement was not commonly shared.)
Today’s special few carry on the tradition of thinking about things in a way that
their natural thinking wouldn’t agree with: that is how they gradually come to
like their self — and reach agreement with their self —
in a manner not experienced by everyone else.
Biality: (1) This is the functional range of ordinary consciousness:
it defines and confines normal men’s perception of how things are; it allows at best, thought to see only two sides to any issue, two aspects in fact, of Life itself.
This limited condition does not spell failure in man, but in his mental view of things,
provides a balance which makes possible his practical actions in an otherwise confusing and often out-of-kilter, contradictory world.
(2) Because men conceive of only two (instead of the ever present three, and ultimately the undifferentiated whole) each person’s vision of things (particularly in man’s spiritual, cultural, untouchable realm) is always incomplete:
every man’s conception of what is real is but partial — and thus always in
partial conflict with other men’s;
this friction supplies needed fuel to the engine driving man’s incorporeal world but furnishes nothing useful to the consciousness of the man out to solve The Puzzle.
(3) The special investigator is helped kept alert by his resistance to the continual appearance in his own thinking of the Binality;
his jarring reaction to his mundane mind’s incessant presenting of two doors,
one of which it assures leads toward the solution; this serves to remind the
secret Sherlock of what a dunce man’s natural thinking can be.
He shoves his thoughts first into Triality (to instigate the process of original thinking) and once underway, storms his way into the heretofore alien land of:
Ideas-never-thought-before (which blow all other ideas out of the universe).
Blue Circuit: Its Mid Position Standing; Its Sphere Of Influence.
(1) The Blue Circuit (symbolic of men’s emotional activity) sits between
The Red (representing the body) and the Yellow (the intellect) and is the closest the Red Circuit can get to thinking-of-action;
it lacks the Yellow’s words, but affords the physique a non verbal way of
displaying its attitude toward circumstances;
it connects the upper and lower circuitry in man in a manner that makes civilized, collective living possible.
(2) The Blue Circuit is responsible for all religious, mythological, romantic,
and poetic literature; it publicly acts as an ever shifting segue between
the Red & Yellow circuits; it is also the source of all emotions unprofitable to
the man trying-to-get-to-the-bottom-of-things (hostility, sarcasm, ridicule,
criticism of all varieties);
(3) The Blue Circuit is both the most frequented neighborhood of those who
live in the city, and also the place from which they feel they must flee (though no one knows how – ergo the resorting to the external descriptions of religions, psychological, political, and philosophical models);
only a man who understands what is going on can escape this inner ghetto,
(all rebels find it best to avoid the place to begin with).
(4) Via the Blue Circuit is how ordinary people most faithfully announce themselves
to the world; the way they best present to others, what they feel themselves to be.
(5) It is an area in the nervous system wherein is the closest partnership between
the old and the new generations.
(6) And it is (bewilderingly enough) where everything most wants to remain as it is.
Thus it is here where the inner revolutionist most loudly shouts in private:
“Fuck how I feel!” with the full awareness that his unnatural consciousness,
and how the rest of his nervous system feels cannot be allowed unfettered accesses
to one another without it severely interfering with his ongoing investigation of everything in his circuitry.
Business: The rebel’s attitude towards his self is: “It’s all business.”
When you turn your passion into a business – you lose the passion
(a music lover opens a record store and CD’s cease to be treasures and become
mere merchandise); what was previous a source of Blue Circuit excitement
becomes a purveyor of goods.
The rebel’s use of: “It’s all business,” is in his discovering how to treat his mentally conceived-of self as merchandise and the thoughts natural to him as fungible goods;
this is the certain man’s hot-handed, cold-blooded management of his personal affairs: “Honey – it’s just all business.”
Broke: Everyone in the city feels broke if not bankrupt, and for one reason:
they have no one – no one on whom they can depend – no one IN them;
the man-who-understands-what’s-going-on — does, and thus can afford anything:
this is called: Achieving The Aim.