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« on: July 22, 2003, 01:11:00 AM »
Hey, this is something that I have written recently.
 It is very much a rough draft,
 so I apologise for any spelling and grammatical errors, etc..

Enjoy!

Paul St. John





UNIVERSAL CONCEPTS



  By Paul St. John









INTRODUCTION

I can  make no promises as to what you will take away away with you from reading this book.  There ia an abundance of valuable information, herein..  It may not all be completely right.  That said,  I leave it you to extract as much value from it as you can and/or wish.  There is at least a chance that this book will make you do a real lot of thinking.  You may find that you like it a real lot.  There is even the chance that it will change the way you view everything and maybe even your whole life.  The more you read this book.  The more you will take out of it.  Enjoy the Adventure and Happy Reading!

-Paul St. John






 Page One:  The Fragmented World


I have an idea about this other place, where things, are rational,
simple, and real. We are certainly all there all the time, whther we know
know it, or not. That is the reason that where we are has repercussions, because  
the dynamics of this other place work in it. Anyway, I have realized part of what keeps us out
of it, or keeps us from percieving it. It is the fragmentation of our
minds. We never see all things at all times. This is because, we act
differently in different situations, and with different people, and it s
as though we honor one portion of existence, and let the rest fall away, as though it
does not exist.

Basically, this fragmentation is organization, which is a good thing,
but used based upon the illusionary dynamics of the the fragmented world. It seems right.
 It seems relevant. Of course, this makes sense. what ensures
life in a fragmented world is death from a broad and universal perspective. The particular
idea behind the fragmentation is that this goes here, and that goes there,
when in reality everything goes everywhere, before anything can go anywhere.



Page Two: Consciousness--Upping the Stakes of Existence


I believe that all animals work perfectly according to their nature
as well as all objects. They simply cannot help, but to. I think that  our
evolution depends on our finding out what they already know.

They have it and we don' t. Why?... because we are conscious and
they are not. Consciousness is extremely hard to use, and so we can make
many mistakes. Consciousness is the very thing that is holding
us from there right now.

So what is it s purpose?  Consciousness is a great thing. You see,
I beleive that all the world is great; great beyond compare. The animals
are this greatness. They know it. They understand it, but when we finally
get there we get to know that we know it; we get to understand that we
understand it. We can appreciate what we are. We can acknowledge our own greatness.

 It s like we leave the world of
greatness, and adopt this thing called consciousness, which often seems
to contradict it, and then we pull our consciousness up into it, and we
know exactly what the battle was for. It becomes like a looking glass into
our own nature. All the hard work was worth it, as it always is
 




Page Three:  Consciousness--Upping the Stakes of Existence Two



Cosciousness make us smarter then other animals, from the perception
of those with consciousness, which is all that is really relavant to
us of course. However, on adopting consciousness we can lose sight
of something that all animals have an innate knowledge. It takes time
for us to adopt this into our consciousness. Before we can understand this
again, while being conscious, we must completely understand the purpose of
consciousness. Many people wiil try to use it to seperate themselves
from the animals. This is a mistake. Consciousness already has
seperated us from the animals.

It s a gift. It s a truly great thing.
It s conceptualization of our own nature, and to a human being, who
has known it, it is the difference between life, and death.




Page Four: God is Out of a Job



I do not beleive that there is a god. My proof rests in the fact
that there was never proof that there is one, but my purpose in this page
is to write about if there was a God just to catch a glimpse at another
perspective.

Let s say that there is a god. I say that he is out of a job.

I have a magical formula that brings me to this conclusion.

Though it certainly doesn t seem to be magical for everyone.

It s really quite simple.


" A rock is a rock."

That s it. I don t know too many people willing to deny that, and that proves
it to me. A rock cannot help, but to be a rock. It doesn t need to be
told how to be a rock. It doesn t need lessons to be a rock. It doesn t need to
be forced to be a rock. It just is. A man is just a man. How could he
possibly need help in being a man if he is a man, and so god cannot serve
a purpose. If he is a god, then he is seperate from me, and has nothing
to do with me.


 Page Five: VALUABLE QUOTES FROM JIM MORRISON

"A friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself."

"Expose yourself to your deepest fears; after that, fear has no power,
and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free."

"We're like actors, turned lose in the world in search of a phantom,
endlessy searching fr a shadow of our half formed reality. When other
demand we become the people that they want us to be, they force us
to destroy the person that we really are. It's a subtle kind of murde.
The most loving parents and relatives commit this murder with smiles on
their faces."




Page Six: Shucking Limitting Views of Responsibility


Beating yourself up for your mistakes is senseless, and self-
defeating. If  stuck in between two walls, insulting yourself will
not help me get out, though in the world of the psyche, it will cause them
to close in more.

You must accept the extent to which you are out
of control, or lacking responsibility, before you can change it at all.



"Let yourself go with disease, be with it, keep company with it - this is the way to be rid of it."
- Bruce Lee





Page Six: Valuable Quotes From Nietzsche



"Plato was a bore."

"Faith: not wanting to know what is true."

"In heaven, all the interesting people are missing."

"The last Christain died on a cross."

"The thousand mysteries around us would not trouble, but interest us,
if only we had cheerful, healthy hearts.

"The christain resolution to find the world ugly and bad has made the world
ugly and bad."

"For others do I wait......for higher ones, stronger ones, more triumphant ones,
merrier ones, for such are built squarely in body and soul: Laughing
lions must come."

"Morality is the herd-instinct in the individual."

"In Christianity, neither morality or religion come into contact with
reality at any point."

"Faith: not wanting to know what is true."

"Insanity is the exception in individuals. In groups, parties, people, and times,
it is the rule."

"Life always gets harder towards the summit-the cold increases, the responsibilty
increases."

"The better the state is established, the fainter is humanity."

"I live in my own place, have never cpoied nobody even half, and at
any Master who lacks the grace to laugh at himself, I laugh."

"Is not life, a hundred times too short, for us to bore ourselves."

"I would believe only in a god who can dance."  






Page Seven: Secrets of the True Master


The true master has a love for life of such magnitude,
that he d be willing to die for it in an instant.

-more then being a conscious decision on his part,
he has found a way to make it a part of his being.



Page Eight: EGO


Ego is the self.

Reality can only be experienced, through the ego.



In the this civilization, these two simple statements each hold a universe of meaning,
and application.

Emotionalism retards the ego.

The ego is not it s emotionalism.

The ego is only at it it s best truest form when entirely ungrappled, and
unencumberred.



The ego is only the ego..period.

Where there is an acceptance of what is known, and what is not known,
and a will to go on, there is a living brain, and a life-oriented human being.

Life is fluidity verses stagnation.




Page Nine: The Inherent Value of Irrationality


Every irrationality holds a world of knowlegde.

Irrationality is an opportunity.

Irrationalities  hold the potentail of great strength.

If you declare war on your irrationalities, linearly, then you only declare war on yourself.

Declaring war on irrationalities must be conceptual.

Declaring war on irrationality also make them stronger, and holds them in place.

Every irrationality is the potentail of a treasue chest, as it holds a repressed area of yourself.

Declaring war on irrationality, can be like an overview objective, but thought must
be involved.

A mystery is something that is unknown.

If you consider yourself to know all, you will no longer learn.

Own your irrationalities, and they can be learned from.

By allowing our irrationalities to be, and accepting that they are a part of us,
we can find that they actually are not.



Page Ten: SPIRIT


A spirit s worth a million words.

A spirit s worth a million philosophical understandings.

Spirit can become like a furnace that burns off waste, and mysticisms(false ideas)

Anybody can learn a million terms, or even role play.

Spirit is like fire!

The spirit emanates from the self.

The self is the overall person.

The good-spirited self feels right.

It doesn t just look good on paper.

It is based in nothing external.

It is the overall essence of the self.  



Page Elleven: Ideas on Human Abberation


Your thinking mind is a rational environment

The more correct knowledge, and experience that it obtains,

the more of an expanse that it can cover with rationality.

Human abberation is irrational.

Human aberration is false.

It is emotionally based.

IF the mind sees it s abberations, they will disperse.

There is no evidence for them.

They are unsupported.

They are towers with no foundation.

Honor thy mind,

and embrace thy Aberations!





Page Twelve: Like Begets Like



Asserting Identity

We are born.

We are individuals.

The world we are born into is not designed for individuals.

From the view of the world, order is maintained.

From the view of the indivisdual, individuality is attacked.

The individual attempts to recreate it s individuality.

The individual, now has a false form of individuality.

The idvidual, now has an illusion of self, rather then relation with self.

The individual now becomes a part of the world that attacked it.  




Page Thirteen: How to Free Your Mind of Contradictions



A contradiction is a LOGICAL INCONGRUITY.


This is it s definition.


If you take these forces that you refer to as contradicting one another

And you..

accept your knowledge of them as a part of your overall knowledge base

and then...

Take the next logical/rational step..

and integrate your complete knowledge base into your logic..


They will no longer be viewed as contradictory by you.

Have Fun!!



Page Fourteen: Ideas on Human Nature




The average person, even the intelligent, may often have bad things to say when it come to human nature.

But, this is actually quite funny!

If man was not by nature good, where the hell could he even come up with
the idea, that human nature is no good?

If a man holds the idea that he is by nature bad, then how
can he judge what is good.

It is so based in nothing.

The very idea that man is by nature bad, is like this ethereal, substanceless blob, that works it s way down dissolving what is of substance,and what is real.

It can only dissolve what has already been made...

Because it is most surely based in nothing and so it can only create the illusion of being real,

with the resouces of what really is.

Many don t see it.

This is a result of honorring illusions as reality.



Page Fifteen: Consciousness


Ya, know, the mind is a perfectly organised systen without consciousness,
and it is perfectly in sync with all of the natural world.

Cosciousness is kinda like this "chip", that you put into an already
perfectly functioning circuit, and it tunes it into smoething totally different.

It turns it into a circuit that can conceptualise itself.

That then gives ot the power to break free from it s current nature, and
see it s self in relation to all else.

It turns the circuit into it s own master.

It gives it life.

I almost see it as kind of like a quartz crystal just stuck right into the
brain.

Now, when the thoughts flow, they refract.. Thye become geometrical and dimensional,
and create open space.

The fact of the matter is that unlike many other things , our consciousness,
is not insured by nature.

We have built it .. It is our creation, and so it is up to use to protect it.

We are creators, and we have created ourselves.

We are the thorns in nature s ass.

We are the one s who made this great leap.

We are heros everyday of life.

We are always at battle, to hold onto and better our creation.

Once consciousness is instilled, the entire brain chemistry changes.

It leaves nature s idea of what is the optimal brain chemistyr, and creates
a chemsirty that suits consciousness. It ffels good.

Consciousness spreads it s influence over the whole brain.

This is why psychological drugs never work

.. because it alters our brain chemistry, thereby seperating our brain form
our consciousness.

It may make a person feel good, but the consciousness of the person can only
be a witness to the event, which can only make it more perplexed.

Religion is a map.. It is a map written for those who want to go home to
their bicameral nature.

It is correct that all irrationality is a vestige or remnant of the pre-conscious mind.

Organised religion , and manipulating for profit, I would have to think is a tradition that
has been passed down since the beginning of conscious man.


I love nature.

I like camping, hiking, waking up to the sound of a river, colorful fall
landscapes.. I like it all..

.. and I also know, that if I were not conscious, I could not appreciate it.

In all honesty, and humor, I would be it s bitch.

Nature looks so alive to me, and for that I have always loved it, but if I were
not conscious, I could never appreciate it s life.

It s our consciousness that gives things meaning and purpose and value.

It is only our consciousness.




Page Sixteen: What Ghandi Knew


Ghandis is alive, and so people have a (mental idea) about him,

and a (feeling) that relfetcs the idea.

Ghandi s death cannot erase his existance.. and certainly not so
for the integral reality componenent of consciousness.

and so with his death, a vacuum would have been  formed....  ( a mytery)

Resultantly, a (feeling) swells up in the individual.


As soon as the individuals allow this (feeling) to be coneptualised
by their mind ..[this is self-responsibility]


a larger (idea of true) is formed.


This is the place where the emotions give to the mind what was previously
unseen.

Before Ghandi was a hero.

Now Ghandi could ve been any one of us.

Now people will act.


This the reason Ghandi knew he would not be killed.

The wordl was on his side, as we are all humans.





Page Seventeen: Understanding Valid Ideas




What happens when ideas are misunderstood?

 All ideas spread, but what happens when they are misunderstood.

I was sixteen when I realised the amount of brilliant ideas that had
been told me growing up,
created by brilliant people.

.. but that these ideas were fed to me, by people who had no idea what they meant.

They had nothing to connect them too.

That s the reasoon that full integration is essentail.

One of the greatesst ways to bring this about, is through
communication, and debate where everybody wins.



Page Eighteen: The Sideways World


The value-producers, who are knowlegeable, will refer to this world
as a "backwards world".

The mystics, too, will refer to it as a "backwards world".

They share that much in common.

The reasoning behind their accusations, are however, opposing.

The world to me, does not seem to be working in reverse,
but rather sideways.

Nobody stands up straight ...

or owns up to their own existence.

Everybody knows who they are before what they are.

People are so weighed down, with their ideas of themselves,
that they cannot even accept themselves.

Every motion has to have a purpose.

Before the earth could orbit, it had to be a rock.

It s like a big drama, that everybody loves to play, cause nobody likes
the idea of just being human.

Nobody wants to be human.

anything... but what they are.

Each wants to define themselves, before identify themselves.

In order for this drama to exist, it must have conflict.

There must appear to be a war or a slovable problem, to keep people
busy.

While you are praising the value-producers, and despising the mystics,
you may want to take this into account..


that value-producers have funded every mystical, or cheating act
that ever existed.

This is a fact.

Co-conspirators.

A game cannot exist unless both sides play along.

If you re alive, you may as well learn.

I offer these ideas as food for thought.






Page Nineteen: Honorring Feelings and Thoughts as Independent Entities



Thought, and feeling are independent entities.

Now, when one wants to whore itself out to the other....

We witness the very essence of  irrationality.

The idea that "What is, is", can be "compromised", "alruistically",
with one taking on the "individual responsiblity" of the other,
based on the idea " that the ends can justify the means"

You might wanna read that again.. That s the idea behind what causes almost all of the
problems in the world!

So the mind and the emotions must let eachother do their own job.

On your part, this requires "Discipline, thought, and control."


Now, strong emotions such as fear, which pertains directly to our survival, will become like a fire inside.

But that s not only okay, but good.

Your ego will expand to accomodate this fire.

You may notice this upon reflection.

At the time you may be too busy.

"Profit comes from what is there,
Usefulness comes from what is not."

-Lao Tzu

When the Feelings=Feelings, the Mind=the Mind, and Mystery=Mystery.....

The Feelings, allowed to be, will always propel the Mind into the Mystery,
making that Mystery part of the Mind.




Page Twenty: Heroic Song for Children


Farewell God,
Farewell Bible,
Hello reality,
You have always been a part of me,
Farewell scriptures,
you mind constrictors,

Hello God,
Hello Bible,
Thank you to you,
for becoming so idle,
Hello Song,
Hello silence,
I think it bes real good,
to have a mind free of violence,

Tell the truth,
and we will all listen to you,
Do good unto fellow man,
is a good thing to do,
Let them know,
Don t hide behind a show,
Laugh out Loud,
Keep your head above the crowd,


I saw some truth ,
and I wanna give it to you,
You have nothing to lose,
and I really do love you,


Peace is an inner-state,
and we create our own fate,
We are really great people ,
when ourselves we don t negate,
The world is a good place,
and you can be happy,
Yes, there are a lot of things,
that we can call crappy,
but if you give in to them,
you can become worse then,
But if realise they are wrong,
and march to your own song,
Happiness, ever-long!

Yes, I hope you hear me,
cause I wanna see ya cheery,
and I hope ya learn a lot,
cause there s so much more then what you got,
Let s just keep on going,
me, and you too as well,
and if you start to look around,
this trip is funny as hell.


Farewell God,
and your holy bible,
we been carrying you so long,
that we got real idle,
Peace out with these constraints,
and these silly ideas of faith,
cause we see a sad face,
you know I wish I could erase..

So no more of this bullshit,
as I really don t think we need it,
Have some fun on me,
feel free to blame it on me,
march into your own glory,
and then we ll all see,

and if you think I m wasting your time,
then just don t listen to my rhyme,
I really don t care what ya do,
"now, tell me,
doesn t that sound nice to you"


and if you re having a good time,
then you re doing something right,
and you re living in your time,
then matter not, day or night,

so, let s just go on all,
nice to meet ya,
me name Paul,
and don t worry if you fall,
Just don t worry at all!  



Page Twenty One: Upper- Lower


When the upper levels and lower levels of your psyche meet..

You re looking pretty darn good..

Thye have to see one another

The top levels pof your psyche...

need to know what you already know..


HUH??????



Yep.. You already know.. You know, or you could not be here...

But you gotta get your brain to know that you know..

Trust your body.. Trust your core



Page Twenty Two: Synergy


1 Synergy can only be experienced through the ego
or self

2 The clearest, most open-ended path accepts, allows, and embraces the mystery , mind, and feelings

3 Synergy exists independently of an unsynergised environment.




Page Twenty Three: OSUS ( Operating System United States)



In OSUS, a single man assumes the role of True.

In oSUS, the rest of us can only assume True,
in our own right.

A subjective "own right" deemed by outdated ideas.

Yes, this is a democratic republic.

..which means we get to vote who will assume
the role of True, for all.

If we are one enough to vote for who will be our True,

then are we not True enough to be our own True?

"President" is an idea!

We collectively hold to this idea.

But we are not this idea!

Holding to ideas destroys synergy!

Man has the option to destroy the synergy that is
his birthright!

Synergy is always available!

Synergy is an option, however.

The synergy of universal existence, will not break
down self-imposed walls.

Only humans have the capability to create these walls.

The US governmental structure is not based on synergy, but rather a step taken towards synergy long ago.

The infrastucture only allows synergy within it s walls.

It stands as seperate fron the universe.

It stand as seperate from us.

It is a false idea(a delusion) that exists only in our minds!

With true synergy, these problems would not exist!

Our governmental system is an attempt to resist synergy.

We are held hostage by our own idea.

We feed what is true to ourselves to what is false, or made up!

The govt has synergy with us in one way for sure.

IT S CONTINUED EXISTENCE!!








Thanks To

Ike Locust, and OS012
Frank Wallace, and Neo-Tech










so, let s just go on all,
nice to meet ya,
me name Paul,
and don t worry if you fall,
Just don t worry at all!
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« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2003, 08:03:00 AM »
Paul could you pass the Clare???
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lan is slowly being torn apart, thanks to me and all the other former Elanites out there that beleive in the destruction of tearing Elan apart. \"Keep up the great work\"

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« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2003, 04:28:00 PM »
http://www.cantrip.org/charles_tart.html

I have found that the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it

--Harry S. Truman

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"Don\'t let the past remind us of what we are not now."
~ Crosby Stills Nash & Young, Sweet Judy Blue Eyes

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« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2003, 04:51:00 PM »
Actually, Nazi..


I seem to be having a problem with the Clare-head.

Perhaps, you could assits me.  You got a a crow bar or something?


It seems that the Clare-head has had one of those delayed nerve reactions, and let's just say, " She will not let go!"


Damn, it's too bad that that John didn't detooth her first, cause I am in a lot of pain right now.


LOL.. I really should stop  :lol:


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« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2003, 05:00:00 PM »
That was a cool article.

Paul
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