"At different times
And different places,
I have been all things
To all peoples,
For it hath been written
That I am the Truth!
And there is nothing
But God in my turban."
Most of this preliminary section is a collection of statements reproduced from another
book (9) by the current author and retains
only chapter numbers as they appear in that volume. The inclusion of this rudimentary material here will greatly clarify this
volume and should be contemplated before looking at the tables of attributions.
psychology deals with helping the individual to pull himself up out of pathological negative manifestation. Conceptualized
on a numbered continuum, a person would at this juncture, be only at the zero point. On the upside from zero is self actualization,
or higher manifestation. This is the rewarding area comprehended by transpersonal psychology and is concerned with honing
the intellect to utmost clarity and with the volitional further development of the spiritual nature.
Universal intelligence is not a religious construct involving belief. It is simply the potential for manifest existence residing
in unmanifest existence. For example, an invention "exists" even before any individual discovers it and brings it to manifestation.
This principle underlies all existence and is infinite. The potential for expression of universal intelligence is also infinite.
Technology is one form of this expression, unlocked but not created, by man and is itself infinite.
destiny, or futurity, is the immutable fact of yet unmanifested existence. The only thing which can make the future better
is constructive activity now.
is the dichotomy of spirit and matter. Characteristic of spirit itself there is the dichotomy of good and evil, from a moral
standpoint conceptually above and below matter respectively. Characteristic of matter itself are only varying degrees of utility
as a vehicle for spirit.
is the imperative for independently surviving organisms, through natural selection, to give ever more varied and complex expression
to universal intelligence.
the realm of matter, is responsible for quantification and provides a vehicle for moral potential.
Evolution or biogenesis, the realm of spirit, is responsible
for qualitation and the actualization of moral potential.
is not the end product of evolution but an evolving expressor of universal intelligence. The potential for evolutionary expression
is infinite because universal intelligence is infinite.
destiny is the imperative for the unimpeded, ever more varied and complex expression of universal intelligence through evolving
Good and evil find ever more varied and complex expression through evolving life.
and evil have no reality except in terms of each other. One can be measured or defined only in terms of the other.
and evil, like hot and cold, are each necessary for the existence of the other. This does not mean that any absolute amount
of either need be present in any one place or at any one time.
is that characteristic of any situation, which if all else remains constant, causes an increase, no matter how slight, in
the overall amount of justice in the universe. Evil causes an increase in the overall amount of injustice.
occurs simply when the natural consequences to a living organism normally to be derived from it's actions according to natural
laws, are not in any way interfered with.
interferes with evolutionary expression because it constitutes a disrupting unpleasant stimulus or worse to an organism and
is for this reason, a direct initial encroachment upon individual liberty. This applies equally to all life.
destiny is the principle imperative of nature.
The Quest (10) for evolving good is to establish justice everywhere within reach.
and evil themselves reflect emotional reactions more than anything else. Good is based upon the constructive impulse. Evil
upon the destructive. Evil simply comes from entertaining the wrong emotional premise.
From a standpoint of the Five Elemental Goals, good and evil manifest:
final goal of good is an eternal state of pure spiritual ecstasy.
The final goal of evil is non existence (11).
Those who treat others unjustly are at one of three levels of negative manifestation- ignorance, sickness, or evil.
Ignorance is merely intellectual and can be remedied easily with knowledge. Sickness is when non-viable behavior allows evil
to get a foothold in the psyche and the battle within begins to degenerate the individual spiritually. Sickness can sometimes
be cured, but slowly. The important first step in this involves instilling a level of recognition in the sick individual which
will allow for the volitional remedy of ignorance. Evil can be changed, but only very slowly and only by the individual from
within. These three conditions abound in society. Ignorance is represented by the average citizen, completely deluded and
totally apathetic about almost everything. Sickness is exemplified by those who are doggedly determined to live in a fantasy
world induced by either false beliefs or drugs despite repeated exposure to information which illustrates clearly the total
non-viability of their behavior. This is where emotion comes in. The wrong emotional premise keeps sick people from apprehending
the remedial information which sits right in front of them. Evil is perpetuated by people who hurt others unnecessarily. Some
do this illegally just for it's own sake, such as the sadistic killer of total strangers. Some do it legally for self aggrandizement
at a level far beyond any normal need for recognition by others (12).
relative balance of good and evil within the individual is something quite apart from the absolute amounts of either which
may be present. The absolute amounts are a function of the scale upon which the individual lives.
average person contains about as much good as evil. Conceptualized on a continuum, most people cluster around a center point
with only a few truly good or truly evil people at either end. Those who assert that "most men are basically good" are being
self contradictory. They are saying in essence, relative to the particular dichotomy of good and evil, that the average man
is above average. None of this is to say that the relative amount of good and evil in any particular individual can be easily
measured. Usually it cannot except in those cases near to either end of the continuum.
and evil are equal and opposite forces in the universe. They always have been and they always will be. Both find equal expression
through universal intelligence in the cosmos as a whole. One aspect of the eternal harmony lies in the perfect balance between
the two. To know the truth of this, one need only contemplate the impossibility of perfectly uniform goodness on Earth. This
would mean no individual differences in wisdom. The minute there is a difference in the amount of goodness between two people
we would be once again dealing with evil.
The balance in the universe between good and evil occurs not only within space, but within time. A present good balances
a past evil of equal magnitude, vice versa (13).
long as evil is institutionalized by government the effect of any good action will usually be offset by evil actions. This
problem will be solved only when people truly demand from government the things they say they believe in.
The evil that has befallen one in his lifetime should never be mourned but celebrated as constructive adversity (14). It has been said that "the same fire which will melt butter will forge steel."
Love, in a truly spiritual sense is totally impersonal, and is simply the desire arising within to see another living organism treated justly.
"love" is felt for any one organism more than for any other, then it is not purely love but something influenced by considerations
of a more personal nature.
A belief, in the pure sense, is an attempt to extrapolate beyond what is known.
amount and strength of an individual's beliefs is inversely proportional to the amount of his knowledge.
is used to create a feeling of personal integrity and wholeness within by attempting to extrapolate beyond available facts.
Correct reactions are based upon facts, not upon philosophy.
philosophy is merely the "explanation" that people lacking facts offer to justify their own particular emotional reaction
to their environment. The only worthwhile "philosophy" is a comprehensive overview of available factual data fused by love,
heroic idealism, and courage. This involves an eclectic approach to the attainment of wisdom, not a slavish adherence to "isms"
of any kind, including the fashionable zeitgeist of well entrenched science.
only "creed" a truth seeker needs is a loving and just reaction to the total of his knowledge. This should be well organized,
systematically increased, and periodically contemplated. It is appropriate to have an area of belief which seems to be the
most plausible extrapolation beyond factual data. This area however, must never fall prey to dogmatism and must be subject
to immediate revision to accommodate new factual data. It is also appropriate for this area to incorporate the heroic myths
of one's ancestors, not for belief but the archetypal inspiration and sense of rootedness thus conferred.
A person who will deny what is readily discernible through science in favor of belief is "insane." This is an insanity however,
which is normal to lower types of people. There is no cure for this and none should be attempted.
demand more or less of themselves intellectually and spiritually because of their individual level of development. The proportion
of fantasy directed behavior of fanatic religioners, often parallels that of deeply disturbed psychotics. In spite of this,
the sheer numbers of such people give them a consensus for their delusions, eliminating the overwhelming sense of alienation
usually present in psychosis, enabling them to function at least marginally in society. However little, this is all that such
people want for themselves and they should not be ridiculed. It is their right in a free society.
who is genteel will rarely make insulting remarks about religion.Those who do net support freedom of religion are enemies
of society. The outright refusal to think cannot be cured with legislation. Freedom of belief is absolutely necessary to natural
order, because it allows people to find their true level of actualization. It is only when the behavior of fanatic religioners
encroaches upon the liberty of others that it must be regarded as objectionable and dealt with as such.
false belief should not be confused with the knowing and volitional use of controlled "make believe" for productive purposes,
such as creative and therapeutic visualization, or in goal oriented ritual involving archetypal imagery. One cripples while
the other greatly uplifts.
bigots will often see the symbolic and allegorical components in other religions but not in their own. They will usually attribute
literal interpretation of self-aware personifications and mythologies to others and will refer to the practitioners as "superstitious."
This inability to be critically analytical is one of the primary characteristics of religious bigotry.
of the worst atrocities committed throughout history have been done in the name of a loving God. It seems that the more energy
expended in talking about love, the less energy there is left over to give love it's actualization.
deities of any people are merely those fantasized particularizations of the Totality of All which reflect individual origins,
struggles, and goals. Historically these subjective interpretations of God have been used to justify the kind of divisiveness
which finds expression in the exercise of low advantage such as vandalism, plunder, rape, and torture. Apart from the veracity
of individual mythologies, the spiritual rectitude of any belief system can ultimately be measured only in terms of the amount
of justice manifesting in the behavior of the practitioners towards others. Only those who are free of unnecessary intolerance
show integrity in demanding the same for themselves.
For one to be predominantly happy, no matter what one accomplishes for others, life must be enjoyed. This can be accomplished
completely only in a completely free society but can be realized to some degree in almost any lesser situation.
real unhappiness comes from the gulf between the individual's concept of how the world is and how it should be. Usually both
are wrong. Only when the world is realized and celebrated for what it truly is, and anticipated for what it truly can be,
does the individual have maximum freedom of action relative to his situation.
to be enjoyed, must be embraced as a great and exciting epic journey filled with both love and hate, good friends and terrible
enemies, vibrant joy and unbearable sadness, exquisite pleasure and excruciating pain, deep inner peace and unspeakable danger,
all of which for the heroic individual, are interwoven with the Quest.
It is frequently but erroneously asserted that man must first learn to overcome his animal nature before he can develop his
spiritual nature. The animal in man is a foundation and energy source upon which to build. One cannot be a good human without
being a good animal first. Animals do not live immorally, and the task is to fully realize the glory and perfection of the
animal nature while at the same time developing the intellectual and spiritual natures.
is often equated with the idea of being liberated. Being truly liberated involves deciding for yourself what you will do without
the slightest regard for what is fashionable. Compulsive pleasure seeking enslaves the individual every bit as much as the
repression of normal desires.
a body with physical needs involving health and pleasure puts many limitations upon the development of the intellectual and
spiritual natures. Other limitations are caused by time, distance, and the elements. Notice that most of Man's inventions
and industry are directed to overcoming the limitations put on him by his body. This is especially obvious in areas such as
medicine, transportation, communication, and information storage.
it is enjoyable to gain what one desires, to "need" anything is essentially a pathological condition. It is well to deliberately
view anything greatly desired from the worst possible perspective in order to keep it in it's true perspective. In this of
course, one must be on guard against self deceit.
an individual does not bear a very marked resemblance to the individual he would create as the hero of a great epic novel,
then he is living without personal integrity. Such actualization must, of course, fall within the constraints imposed by heredity,
situation, and obligation.
is the willful construction of day dreams within which we get and enjoy that which we desire. Since fantasies propel us towards
the objects desired we should fantasize only in a way that is consistent with our heroic ideals. There are many things that
excite but few that deeply satisfy.
should be used creatively as a way of accelerating the attainment of, or enhancing the enjoyment of, something truly desired,
never as a substitute for attainment but as pathway to actualization.
fantasize continually about something that one can't, wouldn't, or shouldn't actually have, is a pathetic waste of time. If
the actualization of a fantasy would be impossible or wrong, then the fantasizing itself is wrong. Evil impulses will present
themselves randomly even to decent, self aware people, but will always subside quickly if not nurtured. The notion that every
desire must be explored and satisfied is the phony ethic of the compulsive hedonist.
The one overriding personal goal is to live happily and well. The journey therefore is the goal.
highest actualization of evolutionary expression can only be attained in liberty, through self determination.
one has many and large goals, even if they are never achieved, one will usually accomplish far more than if one has "down
to Earth" or "attainable" goals. Priority sequencing and proper time allocation is necessary of course, in order to avoid
spreading oneself too thinly.
Five Elemental Goals correspond to the five elements of ancient science: wealth to earth, health to air, pleasure to water,
intellect to fire, and spiritual development to ether. These are the five categories of human attainment. Each is "higher"
than the preceding but dependent for it's foundation upon the preceding. There is no overlap between the categories and everything
in life falls into at least one of the five.
balanced attainment among the Five Elemental Goals is far more important than a high degree of attainment in any one. Contemplation
of specific hypothetical examples will reveal that there are no exceptions to this. Happily, this proper balance is also a
sure path to a reasonably high attainment in all five.
All life forms strive upwards in complexity as if moving towards some light at the end of a tunnel. At first the light is
dimly perceived. Initially the impulse involves only seeking to be less at the mercy of environment. As we go up the evolutionary
ladder the light grows brighter and the striving becomes more rapid and intense. When there is factual error, sometimes the
striving itself can produce retrograde results in the short term. The trait that most distinguishes man from other life forms
is his ability to more clearly conceive of something beyond himself and his increased capacity to strive towards this through
the willful further development of intellect and spirit. The end of this journey is generally perceived as the final attainment
to a state of being pure spirit.
attainment to wisdom as life progresses can be likened to someone climbing an almost infinitely high mountain straddled by
a very thick but low lying layer of clouds. The young person at the bottom can see very clearly but only up to the clouds
and wishfully imagines himself to be very near to the top. As he enters the clouds his vision becomes less clear. This is
the period when humility and self questioning begin. The higher he climbs the more he realizes his original error. As he begins
to come out of the clouds he can see the awesome shining crags of wisdom at a distance so vast that he knows now that he can
never reach it even in several lifetimes but he also knows now for the first time with absolute certainty that at least he
is on the path.
of us who attain to the highest understanding seem to be those who, in a continuing fashion, most easily admit to our own
ignorance. If one is living with integrity his general level of spiritual wisdom will increase with age. As one advances in
attainment gross elements are thrown off and the rate of increase will accelerate because of naturally increasing effort linked
to growing consciousness. Here the process of acceleration by elimination comes into play.
hear the word "occult" a good deal today. This word means "hidden." There can be occult or arcane knowledge pertaining to
anything about which the average person is generally ignorant, such as economics or banking. A secondary meaning, but more
popular use of this term, is to describe phenomena commonly associated with the so called "supernatural." There is no such
thing as the supernatural. This is a silly and self contradictory term.
the universe there are three categories of natural phenomena: those which are known to profane science and therefore to the
populace at large, those which are known secretly to wizards and adepts, and those which are known to no man.
higher morality consists in working towards justice for every living thing in the universe, including oneself.
monism is faith in the primacy of either good or evil as the abiding force in the universe. This involves imaginative wishfullness
about the supposed destiny of one to eventually triumph over the other. In this mode of error, one force is thought of as
being a mere pathological deviation which can somehow be "cured."
dualism is the absolute knowledge that good and evil are coequal, eternal, and universal in manifestation.
The idea that "good" is the prevailing force in the universe and will someday obliterate "evil" and that there is
not supposed to be any suffering in the world, is the fantasy of weaklings and is, ironically, responsible for more evil and
suffering than any other cause (15).
who has absolute knowledge and an immovable will, needs neither hope nor faith, both of which are the comfort of sheep. Notice
how the monistic clergyman will refer to his "flock."
The monist prays to improve his universe.
The dualist remakes his universe.
The monist ignores the fact of evolution.
The dualist wills
the direction of his own evolution.
The devolutionary monist fears the Bogeyman.
The evolutionary dualist is the Bogeyman (16).
The evolutionary dualist viewpoint is neither religion,
It is simply a loving and just reaction to verifiable
ultimate test of workability for a major religion is the effect that it has on society over the long term of history. A viable
spirituality intended to exert major influence must not only attract widespread adherence but must also have a positive effect
upon society. Scarecrow spirituality attracts many people but does so only because it appeals to human weakness by promising
supernatural revenge to apathetic sluggards. It is passive and limp-wristed. It contributes to all that is devolutionary.
Nobody should adhere to a tradition which has clearly failed. Religions based upon false values and unnatural principles are
not worth following.
separation of church and state is impossible because what the people are spiritually determines the form of government they
will choose or condone. The economic system of a country will never exceed the soul wisdom of the people residing therein.
Wherever we find the institutionalized cowardice of scarecrow religion, we also find Socialism or some other unworkable form
of collectivist government. We can't expect an inferior prevailing spirituality to result in a superior way of running society.
If the people are no good, the government will be even worse.
religions based upon spiritual monism are acquiescent slave traditions. The practitioners are morally weak, simple-minded,
cowardly, or insane. Most are all of these things. Their actions are rarely at one with their words. Individually they are
impotent, but in larger numbers, each fueling the sickness of the others, they will become as torturous and murderous as their
combined strength and self serving rationalizations will allow them to be.
who farms out most of his spiritual activity to a clergyman can be likened to the man who would hire someone else to romance
his wife. There are simply some things that one should do for himself. Spiritual activity is probably the most important of
these. The man who does not perform independently in this regard is a spiritual gutter crawler. He who strives towards a transcendental
ideal will achieve things intellectually and spiritually as much beyond the average as the average is beyond the baboons"
invites Dirk the Sun Warrior, one outspoken Freethinker of the New Aeon (17).
who follow outland religious traditions are acquiescent spiritual bondsmen. Developed people can feel only pity for anyone
who would demand so little of himself intellectually and spiritually that he would raise up a foreign philosopher and make
him into a god. Most of these spiritual lost sheep can't even blow their own noses without asking cultural infiltrators how
to do it.
this context the term "spirituality" is differentiated from "religion" and refers to something much larger. Spirituality involves
all of a person's values as these are reflected by their actual conduct over the course of a lifetime, as opposed to the mere
parroting of doctrine with only partial adherence as we usually find in religion. A person's spirituality includes everything
in their life. Religious activity may be a part of this or there may be no religion
truly viable spirituality must have perfect integrity between three basic components:
~ an intellectual premise consistent with all known scientific
~ a moral basis reflecting absolute Libertarian reciprocity
~ a source, not of irrational belief but of archetypal
inspiration, preferably grounded in one's own ancestral mythology."
Premise - evolutionary viewpoint
Basis - basic Libertarian impulse
Inspiration - indigenous mythology
religions have far more archetypal relevance for people than any identification with outland personifications. Those who are
obsessed with trying to reconcile every aspect of modern experience with foreign scriptures written thousands of years ago
are being false to their own heritage and to the present day world. Slavish dogmatism renders the individual an ineffective
participant in modern society. People need not seek so far away for their spirituality nor aid and abet missionary monoculture.
The vile dispiriting nihilism of wandering internationalists is a poor substitute for the spiritual integrity of being rooted
in one's own ancestral tradition. Today there are many fine natural religions being reborn. These represent diverse ethnicity.
One must seek, however. They will not come to you.
moral excellence to prevail in society nobody needs to be converted to anybody else's national mythological tradition. The
most educated and spiritually developed persons of today are rediscovering the ancient religions of their forbears. Sometimes
there is justified resentment because most of the early writings were destroyed by fanatics of some other dominant religion
in the past. This very fact however gives those who are resurrecting these old religions much leeway for conceptual personifications
based upon ancient archetypal ideals while at the same time incorporating the knowledge and science of the modern world. This
emerging spirituality is not encumbered by the dogmas of the past. Nor is it based upon subservience, cowardice, and hypocrisy,
but upon integrity, courage, honor, truth, and liberty. The new indigenous religions are superior to the original in that
they do not countenance the barbaric sacrificial practices that characterized the earlier systems.
degree of Adeptus Pace is attained at the point where one becomes deeply and truly aware that spiritually there is something
more important than oneself and is driven onward and upward towards a vague but transcendental ideal.
degree of Magus is attained when one brings an immovable will to bear upon the problem of Adeptship as this applies to evolving
life in the universe as a whole. At this point the transcendental ideal is no longer vague.
one reaches the degree of Ipsissimus, it is given that the transcendental ideal and the means to it's attainment have become
There are many today who think of themselves as having attained to illumination. The only people who have, however,
are members of that loose aggregation of individuals, who on a worldwide basis, ceaselessly work to move the world towards
that one condition which favors the ongoing evolutionary expression of all living things. This is the Quest (18).
Perhaps the most noble and heroic trait of mankind is the innate impulse towards individual liberty. It works well because
it is both self serving and generous. In the past this impulse has often been obscured by events. The hindsight we now enjoy
because of the massive historical changes of the past two centuries, especially of the last three decades, however, enable
us to see that most social philosophers of the past have been wrong about the so called "cycles" of history. The very long
term trend is, and always has been, towards increased individual liberty in the creation of human societies. The history of
man as exemplified by the great nations of the Earth has proceeded in the following way:
Hunter Gatherer Bands -
dawn of civilization. To secure advantages man organizes.
centralized control. Exploitation leads to revolution.
Industrial Socialism -
is generated. Exploitation leads to further revolution.
Democracy with Capitalism -
becomes more developed. Libertarian refinements persist.
Libertarian Anarcho-Capitalist Republic -
higher potential for human societies (19).
premise here is that the highest evolutionary destiny for all living things can best be manifested by continuing peace and
prosperity in the human sector, and that all moral people want this. Most believe that such a condition, sustained on a worldwide
basis, is an impossible Utopian ideal. It is, however, only the current activities of governments which keep us from this
very natural and easily attainable condition.
propaganda notwithstanding, interdisciplinary studies have objectively established that the Libertarian Anarcho-Capitalist
Republic is the only political-economic system ever devised which has complete internal coherence and long term workability.
This is because it is the only system which works in harmony with natural principles rather than against them. It is the one
and only condition which favors the ongoing evolutionary expression of all living things.
is the inalienable birthright of every living organism to manifest justly as an unimpeded participant in evolutionary destiny.
This manifestation, to be both Libertarian and just, must not unnecessarily interfere with the evolutionary expression of
any other living organism.
innate love of liberty and the concession of reciprocity in this towards others is what we call the Basic Libertarian Impulse.
Depending upon the degree of spiritual development, the individual either manifests this or does not. It is only when people
have legal but unjust coercive power that evil can become institutionalized. We know that it is unjust to initially assault,
coerce, defraud, or otherwise encroach upon any living creature. Calling these acts by other names and having an ignorant
majority decide that they are necessary or permissible does not change the nature of these acts. To do evil is to trespass
unnecessarily upon the liberty of any living organism. Historically this principle has been called the Golden Rule.
In human affairs we accept the premise that is desirable for people to reach
their natural level of prosperity and development through their own volition while living in peace and harmony with each other.
A human being is an creature which comes into this world with no rights owed him and no obligation incumbent upon him, except
the natural right to absolute individual liberty, and since he is not alone on the planet, the logical obligation of reciprocity
in this towards others. He need only concede to others the same liberty he demands for himself, because this is absolutely
all that is necessary for continuing harmony on Earth. This one human responsibility then is simply to never make unjust
encroachment. The only legitimate function of government is to enforce this natural duty. Any person or government attempting
to impose any burden other than this upon the individual is guilty of criminal coercion and should be dealt with as a mortal
enemy even if the oppression is sanctioned democratically.
The natural inspiration towards liberty for all when acted upon, essentially renders the individual a Servant of Light. Along
with the idea of voluntary self sacrifice, this principle is the only thing of universal positive value to be found in any
moral system or religion. All other elements simply reflect peripheral things, sometimes of great archetypal value but only
to the particular cultural groups among whom they occur. The flip side of this is of course, that any individual who works
against individual liberty is to that extent a Servant of Darkness.
liberty is the innate right to be free of unjust encroachment from others. It doesn't matter if the others outnumber us, are
organized, and use euphemistic terminology. There are two types of unjust encroachment against individual liberty - illegal
and legal. From a Libertarian standpoint both are equally as criminal. Un-Libertarian elements will allege that legal crimes
are not unjust because they are determined to be necessary by a majority opinion and that this should supersede any objective
measure of workability and rightness. People who don't want to be free are cowards. People who don't want others to be free
are criminals. The majority of people on Earth always have been and still are both. There is no reason for decent people to
compromise about this. All the crimes legally committed by collectivist governments are destructive to society. When they
are continually perpetrated in defiance of known superior alternatives, they must herein also be effectively regarded as treason.
The highest aspiration of humanity is that the evolutionary destiny of life
throughout the universe be unimpeded. The Quest here on Earth is the elimination of all deterrents to evolutionary expression
through the actualization of a worldwide liberty, right now. This does not mean one nation or "One World," but a worldwide
aggregation of separate Libertarian republics, not completely attaining to this exalted manifestation simultaneously, but
eventually. This can only be accomplished by the active participation of intelligent people everywhere in Libertarian Revolution,
right now (20).