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  • Mathew Morrell
    ** I meant for my last post to be sent off list, but must have clicked the wrong button. Therefore the post was mailed to everyone. This time I ll be more
    Message 1 of 21 , Jun 1, 2006
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      ** I meant for my last post to be sent off list, but must have
      clicked the wrong button. Therefore the post was mailed to
      everyone. This time I'll be more concise.

      MY TWO CENTS was correct interpreting my work "A Ride in the Country"
      as being "trusting innocence" versus "cunning pure evil." That is the
      root meaning to this story, in which a veteran of the gulf war
      (trusting innocence) encounters a sociopathic derelict (cunning
      evil). The two are riding on a railroad train crossing the Kansas
      prairie. The soldier is unable to get off the train (the war on
      terror) because of its relentless pace through the countryside. The
      solider is trapped. For hours on end he must relate on human terms
      with a sociopath who is subtly trying to destroy him
      psychologically. This story is a microcosm of the Iraq War that
      entered my consciousness in the form of a picture.

      ** I never said I was anything but a "new ager." I was raised in a
      new age church (Unity). I read new age literature growing up; my
      parents are both die hard liberal new age Clintonites; I dropped out
      of society at 18 and lived in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains
      for five years, worked construction simultaneous with attending new
      age retreats at JZ Knight's Ancient School Of Wisdom. I've never set
      foot in an orthodox Christian or an evangelical church in my entire
      life. I don't even know what they smell like, nor do I care. The
      reason I attack "the New Age" is because I know it from the inside
      out. I am both their greatest defender and their most aggressive
      attacker. I am the Shiva of the New Age.


      Mathew Morrell
      www.kcpost.net
    • Mathew Morrell
      ** I meant for my last post to be sent off list, but must have clicked the wrong button. Therefore the post was mailed to everyone. This time I ll be more
      Message 2 of 21 , Jun 1, 2006
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        ** I meant for my last post to be sent off list, but must have
        clicked the wrong button. Therefore the post was mailed to
        everyone. This time I'll be more concise.

        MY TWO CENTS was correct interpreting my work "A Ride in the Country"
        as being "trusting innocence" versus "cunning pure evil." That is the
        root meaning to this story, in which a veteran of the gulf war
        (trusting innocence) encounters a sociopathic derelict (cunning
        evil). The two are riding on a railroad train crossing the Kansas
        prairie. The soldier is unable to get off the train (the war on
        terror) because of its relentless pace through the countryside. The
        soldier is trapped. For hours on end he must relate on human terms
        with a sociopath who is subtly trying to destroy him
        psychologically.

        ** I never said I was anything but a "new ager." I was raised in a
        new age church (Unity). I read new age literature growing up; my
        parents are both die hard liberal new age Clintonites; I dropped out
        of society at 18 and lived in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains
        for five years, worked construction simultaneous with attending new
        age retreats at JZ Knight's Ancient School Of Wisdom. I've never set
        foot in an orthodox Christian or an evangelical church in my entire
        life. I don't even know what they smell like, nor do I care. The
        reason I attack "the New Age" is because I know it from the inside
        out. I am both their greatest defender and their most aggressive
        attacker. I am the Shiva of the New Age.
      • Mathew Morrell
        ** The video store down the block didn t carry any Fu Manchu movies. I had to buy them elsewhere. They should arrive in a week or two. Until then.... ** In
        Message 3 of 21 , Aug 12, 2006
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          ** The video store down the block didn't carry any Fu Manchu
          movies. I had to buy them elsewhere. They should arrive in a week
          or two. Until then....

          ** In essence the cultist lives in a fantasy world, or rather a
          shared fantasy in which more than one person is collectively
          involved. In the case of RSE, you have thousands: a whole community
          believing that they're master is an ascended god, and that the
          information that they receive from the Ranch is Top Secret.
          Collective illusion-making is a fascinating dynamic of a cult, RSE
          included; the delusions aren't lived by a single individual. The
          illusions are reinforced by the community. When you have thousands
          of people all forced into thinking the same thought and feeling the
          same emotions that creates a very powerful dynamic, a group soul.
          Although powerful, it hinders individuation of the ego, stunts
          personal growth, and makes having an ego wholly un-necessary.
          Thinking, willing and feeling is taken over by a collective
          organization of souls bound together by a thread of like-mindedness.
          The ego is absolved of the responsibility of having to think for
          itself; in effect, submerges into un-conscious state highly
          susceptible to brainwashing techniques. The "cultist" becomes, in
          Tomberg terms, a herd animal, "negating all that is individual and
          aristocratic in favor of devoting oneself all-the-more-strongly to a
          pride that is sub-individual and collectivized."

          ** Again, the objective of Ramtha's School of Enlightenment is to
          ensnare people in fantasy; or to be more exact, ensnare them in a
          philosophy in which fantasy supplants objective truth as the basis
          of reality. In JZs philosophy, there is no truth, nor objective
          reality. There are only individual realities based on a person's
          subjective understanding. Therefore fantasy is reality; a sort of
          Eighth Sphere in which the soul is unable to differentiate between
          what belongs to reality and what is merely thought.

          The word Eight Sphere is an old occult term from the nineteenth
          century. Today we might use the term "virtual reality" to describe
          the type of realm that the RSE student aims for in his/her spiritual
          practices. Their aim is not to live according to divine principles,
          after all. It is to give substantiality and dimension to fantasies;
          it is to exist on a plane of being where their own personal desires
          manifest themselves without limit; it is to replace a world based on
          divine principles with a world in which their subjective thoughts
          may achieve instantaneous gratification; where they live as if in a
          dream, without pain or suffering and without karmic atonement; where
          they may live eternally in the illusion of their own making.
          Ultimately, the purpose of the Eighth Sphere is to exist in a
          reality based on egotistical desires, where egotism reaches its
          fullest possible manifestation. Here man is subjected to the hell
          of his own egotism.
        • Mathew Morrell
          **A fellow wrote me regarding last month s post on the mechanical nature of thought. His email was well-thought-out and provided corrections and insights into
          Message 4 of 21 , Sep 13, 2006
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            **A fellow wrote me regarding last month's post on the mechanical
            nature of thought. His email was well-thought-out and provided
            corrections and insights into what I had written on the subject.
            Hopefully he won't get mad if I post a portion of his email:

            "I fully concur with Matthew's reference to the mechanical nature of
            everyday thought. That's what the first "subsidiary exercise" (the
            first of the foundation practices for spiritual development given by
            Steiner) is about. You get a very precise sense of thought having a
            self-spinning, automatic life when you try to hold onto a logical
            train of newly-generated thinking around an every day object.
            Steiner also refers to the tendency of the head to become animal
            similarly. Unless I misread the Philosophy entirely, the moment of
            intuition, when thinking & concept become one is an expression of
            genuine spiritual
            activity. Reflective thought of the every day kind has the same
            relationship to the reality of thinking as a photograph to that
            which it "captures". Hence Steiner's often repeated criticism of
            Descartes' "Cogito ergo sum" because in thinking there lives not the
            sum (being), but the non-sum (non-being). So in order to think, our
            materiality has to die, & in knowing the thought (retrospective to
            the act of thinking itself) the spiritually resistent material self
            has to be recreated. I hope that's of some help - if I haven't got
            it wrong?"


            **Since the death of that Australian dude by the stingray we've
            heard a lot of speculation on the psychology of animal attacks. Why
            do they do it? One theory goes that animals only attack humans when
            the animal sees the human as a fellow animal; but if the animal
            handler approaches an animal with "tzelem Elokim" ---the Image of
            G'd"---the animal won't attack; it will subject itself in
            obedience. The animal may strike out against the handler, but only
            as a defensive measure: as a way of communicating its feelings and
            establishing bounds.

            Perhaps that's overly idealistic, I don't know. I have only a
            limited experience interacting with animals through the years---just
            horses (ferrier work), Llamas (cleaning), outdoor encounters with
            wild animals, fishing, hunting (in my early years, I don't hunt
            anymore), and taking care of my own pets. Certainly I've been
            exposed to men who could be considered master animal handlers.
            Although they weren't necessarily godly in their personal life, in
            their professional life, working with animals, they were masterful:
            in the "tzelem Elokim." To work successfully with animals it is
            advantageous to be purified of the crude animal configurations which
            project from the astral body.

            The unprovoked animal attack is exceptionally rare and arises, I
            believe, out of a breakdown in the man-animal relationship. A
            reversal occurs. The experience is terrifying because even the most
            seemingly harmless animal is capable of producing extreme damage to
            an un-armed human. When I was a child, a buck tried killing a man
            near my grandparent's farm in Winfield, KS during mating season.
            The man had to wrestle the buck into a farm pond, where he drowned
            the buck, or else the buck would have continued gouging him with his
            horns; it was like being stabbed repeatedly in the chest.
          • Mathew Morrell
            * We should probably be careful when attaching the word energy to Etheric, since it would be easy to associate etheric energy with other types of energy, such
            Message 5 of 21 , May 6, 2007
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              *  We should probably be careful when attaching the word energy to Etheric, since it would be easy to associate etheric energy with other types of energy, such as magnetic energy, which operates freely and explicitly of the mind; when it is not this kind of energy at all.  Etheric energy isn't energy in the Newtonian sense of the word.  You can't package Etheric energy into fragmented mathematic symbols the way you would the forces represented by the Conservation of Energy Theorem.  We can, however, mathematically quantify kinetic energy or potential energy or rotational momentum and squeeze them into the CE Theorem (mgh + 1/2mvsquare + 1/2Iwsquare =  mgh + 1/2mvsquare + 1/2Iwsquare). 

              *  Lately I've been devoting much of my reading time to the study of viruses.  From a spiritual science perspective, they are astonishing little creatures.  Viruses seem to have no soul of their own and look oddly "empty" inside under a telescope, having few internal structures other than strands of DNA which they ghoulishly inject into host cells.  Technically, viruses are obligate intracellular parasites.  They occupy a foggy gray zone between life and nonlife in the sense that they're biologically inert; they cannot replicate themselves through meiosis or mitosis, and cannot generate their own energy, ATP (andosine triphosphate).  They're creepy, skeletal, almost spider-like forms that float around the body seeking life, which they themselves apparently do no possess.    Here is a link to a Web page showing a picture of the bacteriophage T4 virus.  Check it out.

              http://www.tulane.edu/~dmsander/Big_Virology/BVDNAmyo.html

              *  My French courses in high school might come in handy, after all.  Viva la Nicolas Sarkozy!  This is a person who knows where liberalism and socialism has taken The West---into the ABYSS.  Let's see if we can climb out.

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