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 Yoga today: Trying to join what has been hopelessly confused3 comments
picture19 Nov 2009 @ 13:12
Reflecting on the impact of Indian philosophy on the occidental world:

Witnessing what is being 'sold' as Yoga in the Western world is quite a sorry thing.

Yoga means 'union' but what exactly should be UNITED has been forgotten or is being ignored: Shiva and Shakti, Spirit and Soul, in their eternal dance, confused, melted together, a total chaos within most people's lives.

Today's yoga teachers should teach how to recognize and separate spirit, soul, and body BEFORE trying to do the UNION (yoga)!!!

There is only one major current that is reflecting the original wisdom of the Vedas in the West, the Ayurvedic system, and even there most of the practitioners in speaking and writing about it are confusing the qualities ("gunas") with their deficiencies ("doshas") and fail to perceive its global and universal importance beyond an oily 'massage'.

The recognition that there are three minds, one each for the spirit, soul, and the body itself is a major step in itself but the separation of them to re-join them as a new unit is quite a different task. In all the years I encountered only one 'school' (cult?) of the original Patanjali line buried in a suburb of Mumbai (back then Bombay) that was teaching in that direction.

Patanjali, the author of the famous 'Yogasutram', was so afraid that his teachings could be abused that he 'cloaked' the deeper aspects of his teachings, especially that what was called 'reversed gunas' in Polar Dynamics 1 [link] , a book still unparalleled in its importance.

On a positive footnote, mainstream thinking is evolving towards a clearer view of things: even 'official psychology' is starting to recognize the significance of archetypes beyond Jung's rough sketches and the fractionalization of the human identities beyond Freud's ID and SUPER-ID.

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 Hitlist of the major flaws in Human Thinking11 comments
picture16 Nov 2009 @ 00:24
Gotamo Siddharto,aka the 'Buddha', was said to have proclaimed 2500 yrs ago that at the root of the confusion of human Beings we would find the misunderstanding about the true relationship between 'cause and effect'.

This is an interesting statement, in especially considering that 'cause and effect' is a polarity, a pair of complementary opposites, two-sided, in Pali, literally 'dukkha' (commonly mistaken for 'suffering', cp my rantings in the Purple Notebook on that subject). That means it would have been included already in his "3 negative properties of Universe". Leaves the case that Gotamo perceived 'cause&effect' as a super-polarity on top of his 8-fold path of 'oba-odus' (see Polar Dynamics 1 on that).

In any case, true to his Vedic heritage of his times, he expressed these 3 negative properties as a triad of 'doshas', the negative qualities or imbalances of the 'positive' triad called 'Gunas:

1. Every manifestation is two-fold (sabbe dhammaa dukkhaa)
2. Every manifestation is unstable (sabbe dhammaa aniccaa)
3. Every manifestation is non-identity (sabbe dhammaa anattaa)

One could now contemplate that the 3 flaws ('doshas') could well be an 'axiomatic system' of the failure in human thinking, consideration, and ability to conclude and deduct.

Let's look at more 'modern' thinkers and tinkerers: flaw #3 was expressed in its own way by Count Alfred Korzybski, founder of 'General Semantics', famous for the sayings "the word is not the thing". "the map is not the territory", etc.

Flaw #2, the concept of "semper flux", "nothing is permanent" was reflected and solutioned by Korzybski very well in his 'time binding' concept.

Flaw #1 is not very broadly known or used, at least not explicitly. Besides some secret modern Gnosticists, it was only Hegel to consider the 'pairs of opposites' as a central problem in philosophy. His followers promptly 'sequentialized' it in to separate issues: thesis,antithesis, and synthesis by introducing a timeline. The 'dialectics' has been too much distorted to serve as a criterium for assessing the flaws in the thinking of modern man.

Hubbard had a clear view of this concept but only a limited handling. He expressed the concept of the Gunas triad as 'doingness, havingness, beingness' and saw the basic relationship to 'goals' of humans but his resulting 'GPM handling' (Clearing Course) was so flawed that it produced serious problems.

So, let's see a tentative hitlist of the 'Major Flaws in Human Thinking':

1. Misunderstanding of the Cause&Effect relationship (Gotamo)
2. Improper Identifications (Gotamo, Hubbard, Korzybski)
3. Distorted time (Korzybski)
4. Polarizations (Gotamo, Patanjali, Hegel, Nordenholz)
5. thinking in 'absolutes' rather than 'relatives' (Korzybski, Hubbard, NLP usage of absolutes like 'to be', 'always', never,' etc..)
6. Thinking in Singularity/Solipsism (aka the Yaltabaoth Syndrom)

did I forget something?
aah, nothing new from academix since Adorno.. (who was chewing upon Hegel)
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 Castaneda's Assemblage Point & ME's 2-point13 comments
picture7 Mar 2009 @ 20:36
In contrast to the Gunas&Girapoli polarity procedures (see this BLOG for details), the 2-Point Process of Matrix Energetics [link] requires the 'practitioner' to enter a 'magic state' which creates around him or her the sensation of a 'magic space'. With him or her this will be true for others in the same space as well, like the 'client' and any observers.

Cause or Effect? that is, as always, the question. In other words, does the practitioner changes his state from 'ordinary' versus 'magic' or does the process is prompting the practitioner to enter a 'magic state'?

One could see the focus on two 'anchorpoints' as creating a polarity of same on front of him/her (In Ifa terms, invoking the polarity called Ogunda-Meji). By fixating on it for some time, he/her will 'overcharge' it and produce a transition towards the polarity called Osa-Meji. If one continues to 'firmly hold the points' and so-to-speak 'twists' into the now bending space, one is preventing a 'normal' merging (resulting in pleroma) or super-merging (resulting in Girapoli meta-states, aka Unity-key). Instead one is now entering the 'magic space-state' and so will the 'client'.

One of the effects of the described polarity transition (Ogunda twins towards Osa twins) is the 'moving of the assemblage point' that Castaneda (or Don Juan, if you like) talked about. When I did the first successful 2-point processes, I thought that this was my 'personal trick' to make this process work. But after careful reflection and considering the polarities at hand, I now think that there is a general oppurtunity at hand.

With a 'client' in the space of an Ogunda-to-Osa transition, the rigidity of the client's attachment of the assemblage point is losened. Perhaps much more so than that of the practitioner which would account for the temporarily loss of control of the body. Without a fixed assemblage point the body falls to the floor like a puppet on chopped-off strings.

So, what moves first, the 'assemblage point' or the 'client'?

It would be interesting to have students of the 'Magic Passes' (Tensegrity) who didn't yet succeed in moving their assemblage points (how many of those are around, actually, does anyone know?) go to an ME seminar or otherwise try to duplicate the process and see if those students can now make their assemblage points moving. I bet they would finally succeed!!

If the 'practitioner' already has a 'moveable assemblage point', the ME 2-point process is an interesting way to control WHERE one wants to move it. On the other hands he/her needs to be careful that the assemblage point is where he/her wants it AFTER the ME process as it WILL move.

And, although I don't know since how long the ME fellows are doing their magic work (I'm not associated with them and never met any of them personally), I'm certain they will in time also have their assemblage points moved just by repeatively do the 2-point process.

The notes above also gives a recipe for any students of Ifa/Girapoli how to approach both assemblage point question and mastering the 2-point process.

(descriptions of the Ifa polarities and the importance of polarities and its workings can be found in Polar Dynamics 1 US: [link], also available in Europe: [link] (Amazon France has the lowest price of all European Amazons for reasons I don't know )  More >