Programming the Mind of God – yeah that’s right…

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So – if we are software, then all kinds of interesting things become possible, is I suppose the takeaway from this piece. It does still posit something outside, tinkering with what’s inside.

Inherently unsatisfying or supremely satisfying, depending on your favorite imprinted storylines.

How to Build a […]

Ancient Penis Art

An IO9 article worth taking a look at if you are interested in archaeology and what it tells us about the evolution of mind and consciousness.

What do ancient penis decorations say about us?

Enter Spanish researchers Javier Angulo and Marcos García, who since 2003 have devoted thousands of hours to cataloguing depictions […]

Willam Seabrook and various heiresses and posh types put on a voodoo ritual to curse Hitler – LIFE photos lol

Putting a HEX on Hitler – William Seabrooks infamous “voodoo ritual” photos in LIFE magazine.

 

William Seabrook Wiki   William Seabrook Books

 

 

“Interview with a Stoic” – stoicism as one of the philosophies of “enlightenment”

I have a saying, kind of a principle, that goes like this, with a few minor variations. “Don’t seek enlightenment, enlightenment will take care of itself. Seek wisdom.”.

One of the classic types of wisdom that reappears in teh human culture streams over and over around the planet is stoicism, in some variation or another. […]

“Stairway to Eleusis – the EXEGESIS exegesis and the dharma of Philip K Dick”

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I attended a lecture given by Richard M Doyle -Â “Stairway to Eleusis – the EXEGESIS exegesis and the dharma of Philip K Dick” – as I understood it, he was part of a team of researchers who had the opportunity to go over the infamous and near mythical 9000 page book written […]

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His argument is based on the fact that for more than 99 per cent of human evolutionary history, we have lived as hunter-gatherer communities surviving on our wits, leading to big-brained humans. Since the invention of agriculture and cities, however, natural selection on our intellect has effective stopped and mutations have accumulated in the critical “intelligence” genes.

“I would wager that if an average citizen from Athens of 1000BC were to appear suddenly among us, he or she would be among the brightest and most intellectually alive of our colleagues and companions, with a good memory, a broad range of ideas and a clear-sighted view of important issues,” Professor Crabtree says in a provocative paper published in the journal Trends in Genetics.

“Furthermore, I would guess that he or she would be among the most emotionally stable of our friends and colleagues. I would also make this wager for the ancient inhabitants of Africa, Asia, India or the Americas, of perhaps 2,000 to 6,000 years ago,” Professor Crabtree says.

“The basis for my wager comes from new developments in genetics, anthropology, and neurobiology that make a clear prediction that our intellectual and emotional abilities are genetically surprisingly fragile,” he says.

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