Seeing Things When Unconscious


Does the mind exist? The ‘Eliminativists’ suggest that the various modes or theories of psychology are nothing more than modern myths, which are in essence secular versions of theistic religion. The myth follows the schematic that a) the mind exists, b) the mind can be observed, categorised, controlled and manipulated and c) the mind creates or generates the material world. These assumptions mirror the theology of the Judeo-Christian tradition, within which it is a priori accepted that ‘spirit’ creates or generates the ‘material’ world. In the modern sense, the agency of ‘mind’ takes the place of ‘spirit’ or ‘god’, but the inverted interpretation of reality is retained – i.e. mind creates or generates the material world. Psychology is generally opposed by Psychiatry which interprets conscious existence as a combination of chemical reactions in the material (biological) structures that comprise the human brain (although to be far, ‘consciousness’ as a distinct or separate entity cannot be discerned as existing simply by examining the physical structures of the brain). Consciousness is assumed to exist because its presence appears to function through physical behaviour and interaction with the environment. This is why consciousness appears to be the product of human interaction with a material environment. Theistic religion assumes that a ‘spirit’ pre-exists an individual human existence, and that it is ‘imported’ into a being at conception. Upon the physical death of that being, this ‘spirit’ leaves the individual and transitions to other realms of existence. Although it is true that not all forms of psychology accept the pre- and post-existence of consciousness, it is also true that many people easily combine modern notions of ‘mind’ with old notions of ‘spirit’. When the individual mind is equated with spirit, then it is just a matter of simple theological association to generate ideas of ‘out of the body experiences’, and ‘travelling to other realms’ during times of severe physical injury or duress. Although within popular literature it is assumed that people having these experiences are ‘dead’, this is generally medically untrue. People maybe gravely ill or suffering from terrible trauma and injury, but nevertheless they are still alive. This means their ‘living’ brain is continuing to function in less than conducive circumstances, and may well be trying to inwardly compensate for the outer devastation being experienced. Of course, these experiences are random and happen to people with no particular training or ability to discern history, religion or psychology. Many use these experiences as a means to return to religious thinking (i.e. ‘mind generates matter’) within a modern world, and even attempt to co-opt modern science into justifying this inverted viewpoint. It is interesting to note that the people who have these experiences are not even ‘conscious’ in the conventional sense, (that is they are not ‘awake’ and ‘interacting’ with the physical environment). This being the case, why are such experiences assumed to be the product of an independent ‘consciousness’? Why not associate such experiences with the mind’s agency of ‘imagination’? Imagination is limitless and has the ability to generate any number of comforting scenarios in difficult situations. This is particularly true when a person is ‘unconscious’ (i.e. ‘lacking conscious awareness’), when the agency of imagination is momentarily ‘detached’ from external reality (and the limitations) of material existence (and manifesting as ‘dreaming’). What is dreamt in such circumstances might well appear 100% ‘real’ to the experiencer, but this experience does not necessarily suggest that what is apparently seen and heard is real in any objective sense. Believing something is ‘real’ does not equate with that something being ‘real’ within scientific scrutiny, but within theistic religion, having ‘faith’ in something is viewed as making that something ‘real’ – this attitude and approach to interpreting reality is not science and should not be mistaken as such. In the following documentary, whilst everyone involved embraces the religious mind-set, no one questions the socio-economic system within wich they live. The answer to external inequality is to inwardly ‘accept’ this injustice and blame each other individual for not doing this. This selfish (and bourgeois) attitude allows the political and commercial injustices to continue in the face of a compliant population that collaborate with tyranny whilst mistaking this collaboration on the physical plane, for being a manifestation of ‘inner’ freedom on the spiritual plane. This self-imposed ‘stupor’ is nothing less than the abjuration of all social responsibility practised by an economic and religious elite. Finally, many people who advocate these types of theories invariably state that happiness does not come from owning a house, having a family, possessing a job or receiving a good income, and yet it is exactly these attributes that all these people possess. As they are economically secure, and are free of the worries and uncertainties that define most people’s lives, they are ‘free’ to indulge their imaginations to otherwise extraordinary degrees, and make illogical or inconsistent conclusions as a consequence.

Algebraic Formula for the Achievement of Communism (i.e. ‘Scientific Socialism’)


A mathematical formula is believed to ‘prove’ something to be logically correct through reasoned argument. Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels believed that they had discovered and developed a new kind of social science applicable to the capitalist, industrialised world. As a ‘science’ opposed to a faith-base religion, utopian Socialism or sets of superstitious beliefs, the Scientific Socialism of Marx and Engels, provided an ‘objective’ observation of the material world (in its socio-economic and political-cultural manifestation), whilst operating a predictive model of changes yet to come, premised firmly upon concrete existential conditions. This is a model of the world free of religious speculation or any form of ‘inverted’ thinking – where thoughts generated in the head are mistaken for actual objects (or processes) in the material world. Once this inverted mind-set (which existed for millennia prior to the emergence of rational thought in humans), is the reason why people have believed in non-existent gods and spirits, built their entire lives on these empty beliefs, and have been prepared to murder one another as a means to ‘prove’ whose ‘inverted’ mind-set is better than all the others. This switch from imagination to the objective observation of the real world and the processes that operate through it, is the foundational premise of the Scientific Socialism of Marx and Engels. The mind is not ignored or negated in this model, but assumes its correct and pristine function of ‘reflecting’ external conditions within, whilst being able to initiate modes of behaviour (through patterns of progressive and non-inverted thought), that modify and/or sustain various modes of operation or functionality in the material world. The human mind is shaped by external conditions, and given the correct development, also serves to transform the external world (through advanced modes of well-considered behaviour or manifest ‘labour’ in various types). Assuming the correctness of this Marx-Engels (and by extrapolation ‘Marx-Lenin’), the ‘correctness’ of Karl Marx’s understanding can be expressed in a succinct mathematical formula in the following manner.


Communism = K (Kommunism)

History = Passing Time (pt)

Matter = Social Constructs (sc)

Conscious Awareness = Human Perception (hp)

The long formula reads:

Communism (k) = History (passing time) x Matter (social constructs) ÷ Conscious Awareness (human perception)

Or more succinctly:

K = H x M  – (which is the shorter version of K = pt x sc)

C                                                                            hp

Conscious awareness (i.e. ‘human perception’) is intimately entwined with physical matter, and indeed is a result of matter that has become aware of its own existence during the evolutionary developmental process. Soviet literature quite rightly referred to this process as a ‘special arrangement of matter’. As a consequence, conscious awareness is ‘divided’ throughout all the sensory universe without exception, providing there are no illnesses or injuries that interfere with the cognitive process, and the individual is alive. With the death of the brain and body, the conscious awareness in its ordinary sense, ceases to function and the individual concerned no longer directly influences the world, through thought and behaviour. However, an individual may continue to assert an influence of sorts upon the world, through his or her deeds whilst alive, and the manner in which the living hold the memory of the deceased. For instance, it can be reasonably argued that the memory of Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels and Vladimir Lenin – to mention just three Communist Revolutionaries – live on with a considerable ‘power’ or ‘force’ in the minds (and behaviours) of others – and yet all three are now dead. Human consciousness, when freed from an inverted functionality, takes its place to correctly reflect the world as it actually is, rather than in a manner premised upon wishful thinking and imagination. No imaginary ‘god’ is going to rescue the Working Class, simply because such a god is a fabrication manufactured by the very same Middle Class that oppresses the workers. This is why the workers must train their minds to ‘see through’ the bourgeois religious myth, and strive to achieve in the physical world, a Proletariat Revolution which transforms the material conditions of that world away from mythology and toward a collective Scientific Socialism.

As Trotskyism is a bourgeois attitude pretending to support ‘Socialism’, its adherents, whilst appearing to confront and protest various aspects of the capitalist system, are in reality supporting the foundation of the capitalist system (seeking power and influence through selfish compromises here and there), whilst opposing Marxist-Leninism, and the achievement of any genuine Communist Revolution. This Trotskyite opposition to a Marxist-Leninist Revolution may be expressed through a slightly modified version of the above mathematical formula.

The Long Formula reads:

Trotskyite Socialism (ts) = History (passing of time) x Matter (social constructs) – Conscious Awareness (human perception)

Or more succinctly:

TS = (H x M) – C – which is the shorter for of TS = (pt x sc) – hp

As the Trotskyites refuse to dialectically participate in the Marxist-Leninist process toward a transformation of the physical world through a Communist Revolution, it can be stated that the Trotskyite approach is ‘unscientific’ and represents a ‘negation’ or ‘withdrawal’ of a correctly focused Revolutionary consciousness. Therefore, the Trotskyites exist to preserve the capitalist system as it exists (i.e. through the passing of time, the capitalist socio-economic constructs remain unchanged), and exercise a deliberately ‘falsified’ state of mind that remains ‘inverted’ and thoroughly bourgeois in essence, and which mimics the Communist Revolutionary spirit – whilst rejecting the very ideology that underlies this spirit. The above formula is straight forward and designed for anyone to understand why the Scientific Socialism of Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels and Vladimir Lenin is a mathematical (scientific) fact, and why Trotskyism is simply another aspect of the bourgeois preference for capitalism, and a false vehicle for securing power in an oppressive system. In other words, Trotskyism is not ‘scientific’ and should be abandoned by the International Working class, as being an ideology that is against its best class interests. Finally, with perhaps the exception of the Socialist Albert Einstein, the bourgeois academic system, wedded as it is to the capitalist system, refuses to recognise the ‘scientific’ nature of Marxism (and Marxist-Leninism), and heap scorn and derision upon it. It may well be that Marxist-Leninists represent the most advanced human-beings on the earth to date, and that the persecution such people suffer from the establishment, is tantamount to the persecution Galileo faced from the Roman Catholic Church, when he dared to reject the ‘inverted’ teachings of theology, and to state that the earth was round and travelled around the sun! As workers, we must learn all the important facts discovered by the bourgeois establishment, whilst developing our own proletariat science and mathematics.

Other Dimensions (In There)


The human mind possesses three distinct aspects of operation. Not only can it sense the present, that is the existential circumstances physically surrounding it, but it also possesses the ability to ‘remember’ the past, and ‘speculate’ or ‘plan’ for the future.  This can be expressed as:

  1. Memory of past events (through the use of imagination).
  2. Awareness of present events (through direct sensory perception and cognitive interpretation).
  3. Speculate about future events (through the use of imagination).

Using this model of assessment of mind activity, the function of ‘imagination’ appears to be used at least two-thirds more than direct perception. This is because awareness of the present does not occur in a cognitive vacuum, but is dependent upon past experience (and conditioning), and on certain cultural and social ideas about what is expected as a desired trajectory of future events. The perception of the present for most people, therefore, is entirely dependent upon past experience, with the caveat that present experience also serves as a possible basis for perpetuating past experience, or indeed changing it in the future (through ‘new’ experiences). The activity that the average person experiences in their mind. i.e. light and dark, images of various kinds, feelings, sensations and emotions, as well as will-power and direction of thought, etc, are all termed ‘qualia’ and relate to the totality of the personal experience of consciousness. An interesting point to consider, is that of just ‘why’ the human mind developed the abilities to think in three-dimensions, and what its possible use. For instance, what possible evolutionary challenges in the past, served as the foundation for not only ‘matter’ becoming imbued with ‘life’, but also for that living matter to a) become ‘aware’ of its own presence, and b) extrapolate from that awareness, what the past must have been like, and what the future might be like.

Of course, the activities and experiences associated with debate, law and politics, etc, demonstrate that the agency of human ‘memory’ is not always ‘correct’, and even if past details can be recalled collectively, not everyone doing the recalling, necessarily ‘agrees’ upon the ‘meaning’, ‘intention’, or ‘direction’ of those events being remembered (as interpretation is a matter of opinion). This is where human cultures have devised various methods of arriving to somekind of an agreeable ‘consensus’, so that everyday culture and society can proceed in an expected direction, but what of other realities? Do other realities exist? Mathematics and advanced science suggests that there might well be other realities ‘out there’, but the capacity for the human mind to ‘imagine’ and ‘think’ guarantees that all kinds of different realities can exist within the human experience of consciousness. An interesting question is to the validity of these inwardly generated states of being. Are these inner states as real, for instance, as the table and chair in-front of you now?

Such a question is valid because its answer helps define ‘truth’ within a certain context. A person who believes in a religion, or some other type of explanatory mythology, will also assume a priori that what they think they know, is the ultimate (and most precious) understanding of the universe, that is made more so by a lack of corroborating evidence on the physical plane, and the ‘disbelief’ exhibited by those who exist outside of that particular thought community. The fact that there is no evidence, and that others do not experience reality in the same manner, suggests that whatever these altered states of consciousness might be, they cannot be considered the ‘only’ manner in which reality can be perceived or interpreted. Does this understanding ‘invalidate’ these altered states? Not necessarily, as the evolutionary reality of these states must suggest some beneficial purpose for humanity – beyond the usual bounds of conventional belief systems. Yes, it may be true that a particularly ‘fundamental’ religious view was relevant perhaps 500 or 1000 years ago, or that theistic religions in general operate through an ‘inverted’ mind-set (mistaking thoughts in the head for physical objects in the external world), but in reality, the modern human mind is able to operate on a number of different planes at once, sometimes exhibiting ‘inverted’ and ‘non-inverted’ tendencies in quick succession (a number of modern scientists, for example, profess a religious faith, etc). The point is that the human brain’s capacity to think in three-dimensions should not be limited to, or defined by, the logical absurdities associated with conventional religious worship, or peculiar states generated inwardly. It may be the case that subjective human consciousness could well develop the ability to directly perceive objective material reality – without the intermediary of mathematics – but such a state would be rarefied and lie outside of conventional science and religion.

Teaching Evolution Effectively to Transform Human Understanding


Evolution is an established academic fact, but as this is a new field of research, Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution through natural selection is an unfolding process that requires modification as new evidence comes to light. Unlike the ready-made teachings associated with religion, academic theories are in many ways a work in progress. Theology, with its central premise of a divine entity, does not require improving – only understanding and accepting, because such a teaching premised upon the authority of tradition, does not require updating or changing. In fact, any attempt to alter or modify theology is met by the various established churches with the charge of ‘blasphemy’. However, science is not at war with religion as certain academic or religionists would have the world believe, as each understanding of reality is distinct and not reliant upon the other. For dogmatic religion, science premised upon the collection of objective evidence is anathema, whilst for established science, religious belief is irrelevant – this is why the two realms of interpretation really have no connection. What is required in today’s progressive classrooms is a greater emphasis upon evolutionary theory, and the clarity of thought this brings humanity. This should not be a problem for religion, as such institutions teach exclusively theology in their churches with no reference whatsoever to modern learning and understanding. This being the case, it should be established under law that the school classroom is secular – whilst religious teachings remain the sole enterprise of religionists and their specialist theological centres of learning – with no confusion or conflating of the truth. Believing in religion is not a problem, but such a belief should not be used to ‘high-jack’ the secularist agenda of rational and logical thinking. A problem prevalent in the US (but less so in Europe due to Socialistic-type education systems), is that of religionists deliberately pursuing a path of conflict by attempting to infiltrate the institutes of established sciences, and through the strictures of theology, seeking to dislodge the rational agendas being taught. This is an attempt (primarily by the religious right), to replace secular ‘logic’ with theological ‘faith’. This is a battle that does not exist. Religionists are perfectly welcome to continue to pursue their theological path, and in so doing, should leave the academic community alone to pursue its rational agenda. In today’s post-modern world, it is secular science that is making the world a better place to live for the entirety of humanity – differing economic systems not withstanding. If a religionist truly believes in the theistic entity that lies at the heart of theology – then that faith should be so strong and unshakeable that systems of modern logic will not affect it at all. This principle can be seen in the lives of professional scientists that retain a religious faith in their private lives, but which keep the two dimensions entirely separate. Children and young people must understand how a rational and logical mind functions, and this must be conveyed at a young age, primarily through a secular education system. In this way, the stupidity of a lack of critical thought will be avoided. The following video demonstrates the cultivated stupidity of a young American who uses the language and conventions of a modern education to ‘attack’ evolutionary theory. The lack of understanding is palpable and reflects the current ‘anti-intellectual’ agenda being pursued in the USA. What this individual fails to see, is how his own mind is operating. He cannot help but make a fool of himself by ‘projecting’ onto Darwinian evolutionary theory, the limitations implicit in his own religious belief system. Perhaps the greatest ignorance is not understanding how our own minds work. The academic Laurence Krauss is lecturing superbly here – and his progressive performance makes a mockery of the ignorant commentator’s attempt to belittle and ridicule:


Inverted Nature of Intelligent Design


‘In recent years, many creationists have chosen to recast their argument in the form of “Intelligent Design.” Somewhat subtler, they do not reject the idea of evolution but claim that it follows a plan set out beforehand by a superior intelligence. There again, the “theory” seems to lack a scientific basis, since one of the principle arguments against Darwinism consists in declaring that the world is too complex to be understood.’

(Jean-Baptiste De Panafieu: Evolution in Action -Page 20)

The argument of Intelligent Design is illogical, and tantamount to placing the cart before the horse. The horse must already exist before the cart is designed, and then the horse must be placed in-front of the cart, for the cart to function. Intelligent Design is a mistaken attempt at interpreting the origin of life on the planet, and remains logically ‘flawed’ regardless of how sophisticated the explanation becomes (i.e. ‘irreducible complexity’), or the amount of money that backs the theory. At its base, Intelligent Design inverts human logic, and turns reality on its head. For the agency of ‘intelligence’ to exist, there must first be a properly functioning brain. A brain that does not exist obviously cannot generate intelligence, just as a brain that has not evolved to the level of producing cogent thought, cannot produce intelligence. In the case of the evolutionary development of the brain, for instance, there appears to be a logical progression from the simplistic to the complex (although it has to be said that within general evolution, things do not always get more complex as they find the physical form most advantageous to surviving in their existential environment). The point is that things never appear in a ‘complex’ fashion, with no observable evolutionary history as this is illogical and impossible. Intellect does not, and cannot, stand alone in the universe apart from the human brain that produces it.

Intelligent Design has its basis in the inverted theology of theistic religion, which states that a mythological being – as an act of will – instantaneously ‘generated’ (from nothing) the entirety of existence in its already and fully developed form. According to this theory, the universe did not ‘evolve’ over billions of years, but has rather appeared all at once in its perfected and complete form. This is taken as being ‘proof’ of a god-like ‘intelligence’ at work throughout physical existence. Charles Darwin exposed this theological theory as being entirely redundant in his 1859 ‘On the Origin of Species’, which rejected god’s will and replaced it with the agency of natural selection. Existence is not a grand scheme of divine intelligence, for rather the accumulated reality of innumerable and fortuitous accidents that have been ‘selected’ because they collectively benefit the species. Although it is true that humans use their intelligence to build machines of various sorts, it is also true that the ability to build machines only occurs after the brain has evolved to the state where the intelligence capacity possesses the ability to conceive of such machines, and work-out how to physically produce said machines – prior to this development – there can be no intellectually generated machines. Intelligence precedes machines, but the agency of intelligence itself does not stand alone in the universe, as it is not self-produced and is the product of discernible stages of previous evolutionary development. A fully functioning brain precedes intelligence, just as there are logical stages in the evolution of the brain itself, which acquires ever-more complex and sophisticated functionality as its structure developments.

Intelligence cannot be the fundamental building block of the universe simply because the capacity of intelligence is a random development thrown-up through the general theory of evolutionary development. Therefore, intelligence is a product of biological existence, and not its foundation, just as the intelligently designed cart does not produce the biological entity of the horse that pulls it. Biological life, of course, is often described as ‘mechanical’, or being ‘machine-like’ in its cellular structure and functionality, but other than a convenient allusion, this should not be taken literally, as biological structure did not come about through the agency of the human intellect, but rather through the complete accidents that comprise the developmental process of natural selection. The comparison of biological structures to machines is incorrect if taken literally, as no matter how sophisticated a machine of iron and steel is, it is never ‘alive’. Biological life itself is an accident of tremendous import and sophistication. A human cell cannot be separated into its constituent parts and then reassembled in good working order – as can a machine used in agriculture or printing, etc. If a machine of iron and steel is taken apart (to be cleaned or repaired, for instance), that machine can be reassembled and work perfectly correctly, but if a human cell is taken apart, its life-function ceases immediately, and it can never be re-animated. This is because it is not a ‘machine’ in the human sense of the word, and was not developed by any form of intelligence, human or otherwise.

How Lama Dondrup Dorje Misrepresents Chinese Taijiquan

The 14th Dalai Lama has collaborated with the political forces of US capitalism since at least the late 1940’s, but this evolved out of his friendship with the Nazi war criminal (and friend of Adolf Hitler) Heinrich Harrer, who had escaped from a British internment camp in India during WWII.  He stayed in Tibet until 1952 – when he was contacted by the CIA and co-opted into its attempted programme to destabilise the Communist Chinese regime, through a thorough and complex disinformation campaign that exists to this day, and which is premised upon Eurocentric racist attitudes toward China. In this respect, the 14th Dalai Lama has empowered the racism of the West that previously motivated and justified the most brutal campaign of European invasion, domination, degradation and destruction of China.  Instead of anti-Chinese racism being checked and neutralised in the modern world, the 14th Dalai Lama – through his fabricated and misleadingly entitled ‘Pro-Tibetan Movement’ – has at the sametime, destroyed his historical position within genuine Tibetan culture, misrepresented Tibetan culture and history, and exchanged an austere life as a Buddhist monk in the Tibetan part of China, for a fully extravagant and bourgeois lifestyle in the West (involving five star hotels, limos, bodyguards, celebrity friends, and the eating of meat, etc).  The 14th Dalai Lama, through his clique of Western lamas, teaches a form of distorted (and Christianised) Tibetan Buddhism, for which they charge substantial fees (a transaction out-lawed within genuine Buddhist practise).  More to the point, these pampered and corrupt lamas living in the West, follow a script approved by the 14th Dalai Lama, which misrepresents Chinese history and culture, and presents such entities to the West in an incorrect and untruthful manner.

In the West, where anti-Chinese racism abounds, Chinese martial arts are often misrepresented by many of the people who claim to be practising them. Much of the time this is due to a lack of genuine knowledge and good instruction.  However, the internal art of Taijiquan is a very advanced and progressive understanding of human perceptual psychology and bio-mechanics. Like its Russian counter-part of Systema, Taijiquan teaches the development of the awareness of bodyweight and how the bodyweight ‘drops’ into the ground (rooting the practitioner) through a permanent and dynamically ‘aligned’ posture (i.e. bones and joints).  As every action has an opposite and equal reaction, the dropped bodyweight ‘rebounds’ backup through the bones and joints where it is emitted through the required anatomical weapon (such as a single knuckle).  This is relaxed hitting with maximum bodyweight – and once mastered, is very effective in combat – because this method of striking is highly condensed and passes through the outer structures of the body and disrupts the neural network, creating confusion in the mind of the unsuspecting opponent, and the temporary ‘failure’ of the ability to stand properly or generate enough power to retaliate.  A Taijiquan master has the ability to take away the opponent’s ability to retaliate. Incoming power from the opponent is either deflected by the ‘rounded’ bones and joints, or absorbed and harmlessly dispersed through the body structure.  This is what ‘Chinese’ Taijiquan is designed to do and many never master it.

Lama Dondrup Dorje, in the above video is following the typical Pro-Tibetan Movement imperative of continuously misrepresenting Chinese culture, and brain-washing Westerners into following nonsense and believing in religiously inspired mythology.  None of this Lama Dondrup Dorje expression is real. Within authentic Chinese culture, qi translates as ‘breath’, that is all.  Within the body, qi flows through the blood as oxygen, and is augmented by bio-electric energy, and the energy provided by the digestive system.  Within combat training, bodyweight is added to the mix, and all this is brought together by an advanced state of psychological awareness.  Taijiquan is effective because the opponent must be ‘touched’, and that there is no such thing as ‘no touch’ fighting.  Just as the West blindly follows the corrupt 14th Dalai Lama’s interpretation of history, non-Chinese people fall for what Lama Dondrup Dorje is teaching.  The people in this video are the victims of a ‘cult’ mentality, as are all those who ‘believe’ in the ‘Pro-Tibetan Movement’ in general.  These people are brain-washed to act in a manner that Lama Dondrup Dorje requires for him to award them with praise and congratulations.  How crazy all this seems from a genuine Chinese cultural perspective, particularly as Lama Dondrup Dorje is exhibiting the very ‘inverted’ and ‘deluded’ mind-set that both the Buddha and Marx stated was negative for the healthy evolution of humanity.  Lama Dondrup Dorje and his misled ‘Taijiquan’ students, represent delusion in action, and displays how suitably motivated individuals can throw themselves around a padded floor, if the psycho-physical climate requires it.


Scientific Buddha


The Buddha organised his mind in a manner that is common (or at least familiar) today, but which was unheard of and unknown thousands of years ago in ancient India.  This is why Carl Jung referred to him as the first ‘modern’ man.  This is not to suggest that everyone alive today is ‘enlightened’, or that modern minds are not infected with greed, hatred, and delusion, far from it, but is rather an acknowledgement that modern mainstream science looks to logic and reason for its justifying paradigm, and moves away from imagination and speculative theories. People’s minds are just as deluded today as they were in the Buddha’s time, but his way of logically organising the thought processes of his mind is inaccordance with the highest principles known in the West and manifested through advanced scientific thinking.  As the Buddha emphasised the ‘uprooting’ of all ignorance from the mind, he can be further referred to as the world’s first modern ‘scientist’.  However, the Buddha pushed the boundaries of knowing much further with regard to his ability to ‘perceive’ his own mind and fully comprehend its functioning – as if he was witnessing his mind ‘objectively’ whilst still inhabiting its interior.  What many modern scientists lack is this very insight into their own minds that the Buddha possessed, and as such, whilst modern scientists pursue otherwise ‘logical’ paradigms, their personal mind remains trapped in a state of habitual ‘inversion’.  Modern scientists observe and measure the physical universe accurately, but at no time do they understand or comprehend the deep-rooted interaction that exists between ‘conscious awareness’ and ‘physical matter’ – still preferring to see physical matter as ‘distinct’ from conscious awareness.  Even the quantum understanding that perception effects the physical phenomena it observes, is arrived at ‘objectively’ and is devoid of personal, inner realisation of the very truth it expresses.  The Buddha taught that ‘perception’ and the objects ‘perceived’, although separate and distinct as categories of description, nevertheless are not separate in essence.  The Buddha advises that all those who follow his path must ‘uproot’ ALL ignorance.   This instruction alone proves that the Buddha was a ‘scientist’ and not a religious teacher in the conventional sense.

US Space Programme was a Fraud

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Why did the US pursue a ‘Space Race when such a project does not make any profit for the capitalist system?  The Soviet Union initiated space exploration for the betterment of humanity and the progression of science was the objective.  US capitalism only benefits the middle class that controls it, so what was the benefit of space exploration for the US?  The benefit for the US was obviously not the ‘free’ betterment of humanity, but rather an exercise in convincing its own working class that it was better for them to continue to unquestioningly live under the capitalism that enslaves them, than to work for the achievement of the Scientific Socialism that would free them.  As matters transpired, the USSR proved to be far more effective in virtually every facet of space exploration – beating the US at every step – except for the landing of a human being on the surface of the moon, but even in this regard, the Soviet were very close.  Instead of wasting further resources on travelling to the moon, the Soviets instead focused upon building a permanent space station in earth’s orbit – an achievement accomplished in 1972, and to date the USSR has been the only nation ever to have achieved this astonishing scientific feat.  Even modern Russia’s ‘International Space Station’ is the direct scientific descendent of this Soviet technology.  This maybe compared with the US space programme which effectively ended its off-planet exploration-phase in 1972.  The point is that capitalism is about making monetary profit and sustaining middle class privileged in such a manner that ‘prevents’ scientific progression in its most ‘free’ and ‘efficient’ model.  Any scientific progression in the capitalist system is a haphazard affair, achieved piece-meal as and when the search for profit allows.  As US capitalism is not motivated by altruistic notions, it seems that the US quit whilst it was ahead in 1972, after a number of successful moon missions.  This was because the US capitalist system could not economically, psychologically or physically compete with the Soviet science, and instead of risking yet another monumental failure in losing to the USSR in yet another progression of space exploration, the US took the decision to rest on its laurels and only give lip-service to space exploration.  Presumably a decision had been taken that the US working class was suitably brain-washed to continue to be complicit in its own enslavement, by espousing middle class hatred toward the USSR – as if these views were its own.  The US space race was a cynical attempt at continuing capitalist oppression disguised as ‘exploratory’ science.  As far as I am personally concerned, capitalism is an inherently dishonest and fraudulent system, and I would not be surprised to learn that the moon landings were faked, or even that the space shuttle project was nothing but smoke and mirrors!  Never underestimate the ability of capitalism to lie and deceive all in the name of profit.

Revolutionary Buddhism Crushes All Political Illusions


Author’s Note:  Both Karl Marx and Gautama Siddharta (the ‘Buddha’) rejected mindless killing and warfare for profit.  Both also rejected the principle of the ‘Death Sentence’ and both worked to relieve the suffering of humanity.  However, what is less known or misunderstood, is that Karl Marx believed that the International Working Class had a right to protect itself from the continuous violence inflicted upon it by the International Bourgeoisie.  The Buddha, too, also recognised the practicality of a State possessing an armed force for self-defence and maintaining law and order (see the Chakkavatti Sihanad Sutta, for instance).  The Buddha and Karl Marx (both of whom expressed definite Animal Rights tendencies), believed that it was morally incorrect to maintain and perpetuate deliberate suffering throughout society, and sort through their respective rational, dialectical, and historically materialistic systems, to uproot and eradicate it from the individual mind, body, and from across society.  This is nothing short of the radical collective and individualistic transformation of existence from the base-up that leaves no stone unturned.  This is because Buddhism is naturally ‘Communistic’ and ‘Revolutionary’ in the Marxist sense – not because Marx and Engels wrote it (although they both knew, understood and admired the Buddha’s teaching) – but because the Buddha realised a profound scientific and philosophical reality prior to the ancient Greeks, and thousands of years before Marx and Engels sat-down with their quills and produced their master-piece of Scientific Socialism.  It is an interesting question as to whether Marx and Engels were motivated or influenced by the Buddha’s teachings (as transmitted to them by Karl Koppen) when they formulated their ground-breaking ‘Scientific Socialism’ for the modern age.  Whatever the case, it is impossible for a legitimate Buddhist to be rightwing in anyway (outside of Japan), but to always support the Communist and Socialist leftwing of politics.  This echoes Sartre’s famous line that ‘anyone who is not a Communist, is a dog’. The following article is part of an ongoing project that seeks to unravel and clarify the Buddha’s teachings and rescue them from the distorting bourgeois abyss they have fallen into in the modern West.  Western capitalists make use of Buddhism as just another commodity to temporarily appease their perennial greed.  Coupled with various ‘trendy’, but otherwise ‘false’ Buddhist movements in the West, the Buddha’s teachings have been made to seem as if they represent the exploitative agencies of modern capitalism (despite the fact that as a distinct body of knowledge, it was formulated during India’s feudal period).  Does the Buddha’s message represent Scientific Socialism?  The answer is definitely ‘yes’ because it seeks to undercut the very motivating greed that is the essence of modern capitalism, and in so doing, forge a new society and a new individuality based upon non-greed, non-hatred, and non-delusion – surely this represents the stage of ‘Socialism’ and the ultimate stateless-state of ‘Communism’ as envisioned by Marx and Engels, and put into practical reality by the great VI Lenin in Soviet Russia.  ACW 28.5.2016

Contrary to mistaken and distorted bourgeois interpretations of ‘Buddha’ and ‘Buddhism’, the Buddha interfered in ancient Indian politics all the time.  This probably stemmed from the fact that he was a high caste ‘Hindu’ (or adherent of the Brahmanic religious system), and came from a politically prominent family.  The Buddha ate, breathed and lived politics and in no way rejected the agencies of political awareness or political protest.  In fact it can be said that the Buddha played the political system of ancient India with a very high degree of astute sophistication and profound awareness.  He understood the inner-workings of the Brahmanic system and had an intimate knowledge of how the Brahmanic mind-set worked.  He knew how everyday political life was for Hindu society, and equally understood how to guide that process toward his enlightened reason that stated that all of humanity’s ill were the product of greed, hatred, and delusional habitual thought patterns emanating within the psychic fabric of the mind, and manifesting in the mind as incorrect thought, and in the environment as aberrant (and harmful) behaviours.  Furthermore, as the Buddha rejected ‘idealism’, he further stated that greed, hatred and delusion in the mind had its origin in the physical world, and in the accumulated consequences of those actions (karma) generated whilst living in that world.  He stated that gods were ultimately unreal (but appear to be real in the deluded state), and that in the state of enlightenment, even the agency of ‘rebirth’ (which should not be confused or conflated with ‘reincarnation’, which does not exist within Buddhism), is revealed as being not real.  The Buddha rejected the theology of Brahmanism (i.e. ‘Hinduism’) and created what can be viewed as the world’s first system of secular thought.

The Buddha’s break with Brahmanism was remarkably complete and in many ways more exact and precise than many secular Western philosophers, those otherwise interesting thoughts on logic and reason still retain a very distinct Judeo-Christian influence (as if they are ‘apologising’ for breaking free of Christian theology, whilst attempting to keep a foot in either camp).  Even today, many adherents of Western ‘secular’ thought, either attempt to re-integrate that thought with Judeo-Christian theological influences, or outside of their professional academic work, profess a profound ‘belief’ in the Judeo Christian theology that their science rejects in the name of reason.  The same cannot be said for the Buddha, who during the time of his life, and despite the fact that he was so deeply and profoundly invested in the caste privilege of his day, thoroughly rejected the very Brahmanic theological foundation of that privilege – because he perceived it (within meditational absorption) as being ‘wrong’, ‘incorrect’, and premised upon the use of historically ‘false’ logic  By using the meditational techniques and methods of Brahmanism and Yoga, for instance, he did set his mind (and body) free of all historically conditionality – whilst still continuing to exist within the conditionally created world.  This happened at a time when many Hindu (and other types of ascetics) settled for a ‘negation’ of the recognition of conditioned reality and refused to partake in any logical and reasonable discussion about reality.  Of course, this attitude left Brahmanic society completely unquestioned and allowed to continue as it had always done – until the Buddha came along, that is.

The Buddha rejected Brahmanic politics (along with the entire religious, political, social and cultural systems of Brahmanism) whilst continuing to live within it (albeit in modified fashion – from opulent prince to impoverished beggar).  The Buddha’s entire enlightened physical presence was ‘political’ (and continues to be so within modern, capitalist societies) because whilst affirming a different mode of profound enlightened existence, he thoroughly and permanently rejected the racism and greed of the very system that produced him, and continued to allow him to exist within its boundaries.  The Buddha’s physical presence, (and following his passing – his ‘Dharmic teachings’), serve to up root greed, hatred, and delusion not only in the individual mind (the emphasis of bourgeois interpretations of Buddhism in the modern West, obsessed as it is with ‘individualism’), but also within society as whole.  A proper Buddhist – like the Buddha – uproots greed, hatred and delusion in the mind and in society, and sees no difference between the two.  The modern bourgeois, by way of contrast, labours under the misapprehension that enlightenment can be a purely ‘personal’ affair, that the society that privileges him or her can continue unchanged by the enlightened experience.  This is a modern disease found virtually everywhere within Buddhism today that does not have its roots within authentic Indian Buddhism, but rather in the deluded minds of those who try to use Buddhism to re-inforce or justify the corrupt, and greed orientated societies that they happen to exist within.

Bourgeois Buddhism (being deluded as they are), will continue to perpetuate greed, hatred and delusion no matter where they live (East or West), and support the greed of capitalism and its hate-filled warmongering and political duplicity.  This is because the outer constructs of bourgeois society are firmly rooted within the deepest recesses of their minds.  In such a situation, a type of ‘fetish’ Buddhism is employed to justify ALL bourgeois social and political constructs, so that in reality nothing changes, other than the sham association between the bourgeois in question and the ‘new’ exotic philosophy they have discovered within Buddhism.  This rejection of true Buddhism for false Buddhism allows Western Buddhists to continue with their greed-filled and hate intensive lifestyles – bombing any country that dares to defy this world-view.  In Asia, Asian Buddhists infected with this bourgeois disease resort to such Western hatreds as Islamophobia, and other forms of inter-ethnic violence.  This is the spread of Western delusion in the Asian mind.  This is not to deny the fact that non-Western peoples have greed, hatred, and delusion in their minds, (after-all the uprooting of ‘Asian’ delusional psychology and correspondingly ‘corrupt’ social modes of existence, is the entire foundation of Buddhist philosophy), but acknowledges the power of relatively recent historical processes and events, in the form of pervasive European imperialism and colonialism.  In short, the European colonialists amassed for themselves the means of production in Asia, and set about ruthlessly exploiting her peoples, and conditioning them to unquestionably ‘accept’ without question, the premise of domination through racism, so on and so forth.  The legacy of this spread of Western delusion into Asia is that these psycho-physical traits of Eurocentric delusion hide deep-down in the mind, and only emerge when conditions are right for their expression.  Buddhists hating Muslims in Asia is simply the encoding of Western prejudices against Islam into the minds of non-Europeans, so that these ‘Buddhists’ believe they are acting out of free will when they attack and murder otherwise peaceful Muslim communities.  Perhaps an example of this Western-inspired murder in Asia is demonstrated by the fact that many of the so-called ‘protesting’ Buddhist monks hold-up placards containing anti-Islamic rhetoric written in ‘English’ when very few people in those countries would use English as a political language.  It is though these ‘Buddhists’ are communicating to the ‘new’ Western over-lords, confirming that Eurocentric racism has been effectively transmitted throughout non-European communities in the world.  In the meantime, whilst this game of deluded politics is played-out, thousands of innocents continue to die.  Obviously this is not ‘Buddhism’, but is its exact opposite.  It is not the uprooting of greed, hatred, and delusion, but rather the firm maintenance and perpetuation of greed, hated and delusion, often instigated by the members of the Buddhist Sangha – or ordained monastic community.  This is a particular problem for Asian countries which possess impoverished and poorly educated masses, which tend to ‘worship’ the ordained Sangha, and carry-out any instructions emanating from it.  This represents a corruption of Buddhism that has fallen into ‘religiosity’ where the Buddha is viewed as a ‘god’ and his ordained monks and nuns as ‘mediators’ between the ignorant laity and god (as Buddha).  This mimics, of course, the Christianity of the Western missionaries who were deliberately (and cynically) placed around Asia attempting to ‘convert’ and ‘corrupt’ all indigenous cultural modes of expression to their own use.

The Buddha’s rejection of theism and ALL political, social and cultural modes of expression premised upon it, (i.e. ALL aspects of ancient Indian Brahmanic society), was without compromise or apology.  The Buddha interpreted his expression of understanding as being the ‘right’ of a spiritual traveller who had ‘realised’ or ‘recognised’ the ‘truth’.  The difference for the Buddha, was that he firmly rejected the entire psycho-physical expression of his religious and socio-economic system.  He knew that this would exclude him from ALL religious and social structures that had previously enabled his privileged existence, and that he would have no recourse through the extant political system (that his father was so prominent within).  As it was socially acceptable to live on the edge of society and rely on begging to sustain a physical existence, the Buddha chose this existence and after his enlightenment, never again re-entered the society he had so firmly rejected.  In his mind (and in his body) he fundamentally entered a new state of being whereby ALL aspects of Brahmanic society was uprooted, analysed as incorrect (because it was the product of greed, hatred, and delusion in the mind and body), and discarded as suffering producing.  However, the Buddha’s community of ordained monks and nuns lived a ‘Communistic’ existence where even their clothing (as ‘robes’) was donated by others (usually members of the laity).  In early Buddhism, the monks and nuns would walk quietly through villages or towns with their eyes looking downward at the ground, holding a single begging bowl, into which ordinary people could put scraps of food in, if they felt so compelled.  Under no circumstance was a Buddhist monastic permitted to ‘ask’ for food, or engage the populace in any manner that would suggest ‘greed’ in operation.  The practice of ‘begging’ sustenance for the body was turned into a walking meditation practice for the Buddha and his monastics.  Often these monks and nuns would return with no food to the Sangharama or Vihara, would replace their bowls in the correct manner, and without a ‘grasping’ mind, return to seated meditation practice, or other forms of permitted Dharma-work.  The Buddha rejected the concept of ‘leadership’, and instead put the authority of the community in his teachings – or ‘Dharma’.  This is why even today, the Dharma is considered more important than even the Vinaya Discipline (the Buddhist monastic discipline).  Generally speaking, an elderly monk or nun co-ordinates Dharma practice – but is never considered the ‘head’ of Buddhism.  Lay Buddhists (whilst living within Brahmanic society), were encouraged by the Buddha to put his teachings into practice in a manner that benefitted society and reduced or eradicated all forms of suffering.  This is because the Buddha tempered his revolutionary thinking with the application of ‘loving kindness’ and ‘compassion’ toward ALL beings even those who perpetuated greed, hatred, and delusion, usually as an important first-step to transforming their minds and lifestyles.  Even when lay-Buddhists earn money (through their labour), the Buddha encouraged them to be ‘wise’ and ‘compassionate’ with its usage.  An amount should be saved, an amount should be spent on daily living costs, and an amount should be given to those in need.  Lay Buddhists living within ancient India had to ‘work’ for their living not because the Buddha thought wage-slavery was correct (he obviously did not), but because lay-Buddhists were often married with children, were not celibate ascetics, and could not access the tradition of spiritual wanderers begging for sustenance.  Lay Buddhists (usually Hindu converts) would ‘give-up’ caste if they could, or work from within it to bring it down in a gentle and persuasive manner, if they could not.  However, wherever possible, the Buddha would encourage the laity to ‘ordain’ into his monastic community, and leave Brahmanic society completely behind (which also meant the rejection of the institute of ‘marriage’, having a spouse, and raising children, etc).

The Buddha, being of high caste Brahmanic birth, was generally respected by the numerous kings and ministers that ruled India during his lifetime.  This certainly seems to be the case even after his enlightenment and his known thorough rejection of the Brahmanic system.  It is a valid question as to whether the Buddha would have been listened to, to the extent he obviously was (by high caste Hindus), if he had been born a low-caste Hindu possessing a dark complexion.  However, as the Buddha was nothing if not pragmatic, he used his influence to continuously interfere in regional politics if he thought it would reduce suffering in the world.  This is why he often interceded in conflicts with the intention of using wisdom in the place of killing (i.e. ‘military action’).  However, although the Buddha clearly states that killing is wrong (because it attracts negative karmic fruits for all concerned), and advises that both lay and monastic Buddhists should adhere to this precept first and foremost (as a means of uprooting greed, hatred, and delusion), nevertheless the Buddha’s practical approach often meant that he would approach lay existence with a certain ‘balance’ of view.  For instance, although he made it clear about the dangers of killing, he still acknowledged that for protective purposes, the State could retain an armed force, providing its soldiery were disciplined and of a high moral calibre.  This is because the Buddha understood that greed, hatred, and delusion, were so ingrained within the mind, body and society that simply proscribing an activity would not be of any use in transforming that activity.  A soldier (or revolutionary) who becomes a ‘Buddhist’ is still a soldier or revolutionary, just as a lay person (with all their cares and tribulations, are still a ‘lay’ person).  The Buddha did not agree with killing (of humans, animals or plants), but understood that lay society has a historical karmic force underpinning it, and that these waves of dialectical manifestation must be manifest and cannot be prevented from doing so.  The best way of dealing with the institutes and entities of society was to influence it for the better, rather than out rightly condemning certain manifestations of it.  This is the Buddha’s ‘middle way’ in operation.  He understood that within lay society conflict and violence might well have to occur to end greed, hatred, and delusion.  This is the Buddha’s pragmatic understanding in operation.  Although he preferred the auspices of peaceful inner and outer change, he acknowledged that lay society might well have to undergo various changes through otherwise non-peaceful means.  The Buddha’s advice is that violent actions have negative karmic responses (and therefore induce ‘suffering’), but that those people engaged in violent activity (such as soldiers or revolutionaries), should strive to purify their minds of greed, hatred, and delusion whilst in pursuance of their political ends.  This is because the Buddha interpreted the agency of karma as not just being physical actions, but as rather originating in the mind as ‘intention’.  If this ‘intention’ is infested with greed, hatred, and delusion, then it logically follows that this ignorance is perpetuated throughout the world through the agency of physical action.  However, for a fully enlightened being, all deluded ‘intention’ has been uprooted, and no further ‘karma’ is produced (in the mind and body), although such a being will still experience a diminished historical karma associated with the physical body (whilst it still exists in the world).  A lay Buddhist can attain to this state, (although it is difficult to do so), and continue to function in lay society.  Such an accomplished layperson is in a position to spread revolutionary enlightenment throughout the world, and assist in the freeing of humanity from the chains of historically conditioned oppression and exploitation.  A Buddhist – whether monastic or lay – is a true revolutionary committed to uprooting the basis of deluded society in the mind, body and environment.  This pragmatic Buddhist approach parallels the Scientific Socialism of Marxist-Engelism and Marxist-Leninism – and Buddhists are advised to study these teachings in all their manifestations (including Joseph Stalin and Mao Zedong) as an important step in transforming the modern world for the better.

©opyright: Adrian Chan-Wyles (ShiDaDao) 2016.



Marxist Critique of the Ancient Astronaut Theory

Connections Where None Exist?

Connections Where None Exist?

Author’s Note: A Marxist critique is in interesting and crucial tool available to all as a means to test and analyse knowledge. Marx ascertained that modern bourgeois society is founded upon the inverted thinking of religion, and that this inverted thinking is illogical because it effectively places the proverbial cart before the horse – whilst not understanding (or choosing to ignore) the fact that the cart is placed before the horse, or deliberately ‘believing’ that despite this disarrangement – everything is correct because the horse is before the cart! Believing that something is what it is not is where religious blind faith comes into the picture. Marx advises that to understand things as they are, inverted thinking should be exposed and abandoned as the nonsense it is, by a developed mind the functionality of which is the right way around, and therefore both logical and reasonable. A thought of ‘god’ is created in the mind, and the thinker of the thought misinterprets (i.e. ‘inverts’) this to mean that the god that he or she has imagined – somehow creating the thought that contains his own imagining.   Interestingly, Western bourgeois science rejects religiosity and this explains its advancement – albeit still existing within an otherwise corrupt bourgeois societal structure. I do not personally reject the basic idea that members of alien civilisations may have visited the earth in the distant past, or will possibly visit in the future – but I do strongly question the method of ‘gathering’ evidence associated with the contemporary Ancient Astronaut Theory, and the nature of that so-called ‘evidence’ itself. It is my view that until proven otherwise, no alien has ever visited the earth because there is no evidence for this to be true, and as I reject the agency of ‘blind faith’ as a legitimate means of ‘mediating’ knowledge, I remain unconvinced that the Ancient Astronaut Theorists have proven their case correct – or possess any real evidence to achieve such an aim. However, I do appreciate their efforts, and believe that if they exercise self-regulation, and drop the obvious Judeo-Christian mythos and bias in their research, then interesting information might still be discovered. In this analysis I do not ignore or omit the fact that some Ancient Astronaut Theorists – through their attempts to prove their theory correct – inadvertently stumble upon finds that help humanity better understand the history of the world. Academic theories develop and evolve and just because mainstream academia states that something is a certain way today, it does not necessarily follow that it will be that same way tomorrow. To find ‘real’ evidence for alien visitation, the flotsam and jetsam of out of date religiously influenced paradigms of knowledge gathering and knowledge validation must be firmly abandoned. If it is not abandoned, then the gathering of modern knowledge simply becomes the pointless exercise of using modern information to justify and legitimise a blinkered past. ACW 2.6.15

The ancient astronaut theory probably has its roots in mid-twentieth UFO mythology, the work or Erich Von Daniken, and the Space Race between capitalist USA and Communist USSR. It is a mish-mash of mythology and contemporary technological advancement. It is also a secular version of Judeo-Christian theology. In fact, it is this secular religiosity that that gives the Ancient Astronaut Theory its psychological and philosophical underpinnings and the comparison between it and religion is clear. It purports to state that an advanced ‘alien’ civilisation visited the earth in the distant past, and granted the human race certain technological privileges that are very much inaccordance with modern science and technology. In so doing, this extra-terrestrial ‘intervention’ allowed various groups of otherwise technologically backward humans to suddenly manifest architectural structures the likes of which had never been seen before. Not only this, but if the ruins of the pyramids in Egypt, Mexico, and elsewhere are carefully examined, it is evident to any observer that these structures (and others like them throughout the world), simply could not have been built by the humans of the time, with the primitive tools they possessed. However, as these buildings already exist, it logically follows that they were indeed built. This fact means that as these extraordinary buildings were built apparently beyond the means and abilities of the human populations historically associated with them, it must mean that outside assistance was rendered and humanity’s evolutionary position improved – at least intellectually – as from that time on, the exposure to advanced alien technology and building techniques triggered the human mind to develop beyond its former limitations. There are two main strands to the Ancient Astronaut Theory:

1) Judeo-Christian creationist theology including faith and conversion

2) Modern technology

Taking the religious component first, the assessment is simple and straightforward:

a) God is replaced by an all knowing and advanced ancient and alien civilisation

b) Jesus Christ – the son of god who was born into the world to save humanity – is replaced by a ‘visiting’ alien civilisation(s) which performs apparent technologically-based ‘miracles’. Whereas ‘chosen’ individuals in the religious past had god/Jesus reveal itself to them, in the modern world, alien visitors seem to pick individuals at random when they make themselves known, but the ‘revealing’ of advanced or hidden knowledge is an important element of theistic thinking, as it indicates a communication between humanity and its god/alien counter-part.

The religious component of the Ancient Astronaut Theory is often hidden behind the fact that its adherents believe themselves to be ‘scientists’ rather than ‘religionists’. Generally speaking, they reject the outer forms of the Judeo-Christian tradition, choosing to interpret angels and other holy beings as often misunderstood and misconceived visiting alien beings, but they fully retain the inner, or ‘underlying’ aspects of the psychology of the Western, Judeo-Christian religious tradition. Ancient Astronaut Theorists appear to reject religious thinking, whilst actually perpetuating the very essence of the theological thinking they claim to have rejected.

The use of modern technology is the idea that what exists today, existed in the past, despite the fact that there no evidence for any such existence within the historical record. The exploration and assessment of ancient structures and artefacts is undertaken so as to suggest that modern technology – or even a technology beyond that known today – was known thousands of years ago, even though such an assertion is completely out of place with what is known about historical and socio-economic development throughout the world. Whilst projecting the current level of technological development back into the ancient past, the Ancient Astronaut Theorists – due to a lack of material evidence – must rely on a type of secular ‘faith’ to maintain their beliefs. Again, this is the Judeo-Christian belief that evidence is not required for something to be ‘true’. It is this secular form of faith that holds all of the Ancient Astronaut Theory together. Therefore, even within the idea that modern technology existed in the ancient past, it is a religious faith that is required to legitimate it.

Like the religious zealot who is continuously trying to gain converts for his or her religion, the Ancient Astronaut Theorist is continuously reacting to those who do not accept their interpretation of history, and they dichotomise the world into the ‘believers’ and ‘heretics’. This is no different to religious thinking modified to serve the purpose of perpetuating yet another myth – namely that of the early visitation to the earth by ancient astronauts. It is important that people ‘convert’ and ‘believe’ in the Ancient Astronaut Theory. If an individual does not believe, then he or she is psychologically rejected from the closed community of believers. Pseudo-science is used to continuously misinterpret material data, and this misinterpretation has served as a religiously motivated theory that has been profoundly affected by the development of modern technology. Modern technology is the product of logical and reasonable thinking – and not the product of theological thinking. Theological thinking has been proven detrimental for human well-being in the modern era, as medicine and technology routinely save lives and prolongs human existence. The dominance of theological thinking over the last one thousand years has been so powerful that it has only just begun to be abandoned in the Western mind. The ancient Astronaut Theory is a halfway house where a dying religious theology meets the robust and impressive technological development of the modern era. This assessment exposes the religiously based Ancient Astronaut Theory – but is not designed to ‘negate’ the idea that in principle it is likely that other beings exist in the universe, and that it is within the realms of possibility that these ‘aliens’ have either visited the earth in the past, or will visit in the future. These aliens may probably have developed a different and unique technology – but this must be factually discovered and ascertained not through the power of Judeo-Christian religious myth – but through the power of the human rational mind. Groupings of human beings – and presumably other types of intelligent beings – develop their culture, politics, and technology entirely as the result of their particular socio-economic conditions. The idea that an ancient alien either created or developed humanity is a demonstration of the inverted mind at work – or human perception operating back to front. This is no different to the false belief that a mystical god created a species of living beings out of nothing. Should alien civilizations exist, this should be observed as a material fact through a mind that functions the right way around – and that has abandoned inverted thinking. Inverted thinking sees connections between things where no real connection exists. An ancient cave drawing, or stone engraving must portray a man dressed as a modern astronaut, but why should an ancient astronaut dress like a modern ‘earth’ astronaut? Why should an ancient alien astronaut thousands of years ago, dress in a manner familiar to contemporary humanity? The answer is simple – because it is modern humans who have mistakenly ‘imagined’ the past through projecting the conditions of the present – back onto it. There is no reason why a space traveller from a distant place and different time, should look like human beings, develop a similar technology to that found on earth, or dress in a familiar manner. When the inverted mind is fully functioning, it has to continuously seek-out and develop ‘connections’ between things without pausing – as this is how such an illogical mind-set must maintain its presence. If it stops ‘converting’ things into other things, then it will collapse into logicality and its previous edifice of religiously inspired interpretation will fall away.

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