—“Do you have any writings/thoughts on Theosophy?”—Bradley Morgan
I know what what’s going on biologically. I know why it’s addictive. I know how training yourself for that experience rather than say muslim, buddhist or stoic or epicurean experiences, functions and how it differs. I know how drug use, and particularly hallucinogens perform their functions and how that differers. And I know what ‘god’ means in those contexts. And I know how horrifying the truth is for those who seek the spiritual experience by artificially induced, self induced, and group induced means.
The rest of it is just the story the ‘users’ use to justify it.
The dog can chase it’s tail.
One can masturbate or have sex. one can have recreational sex or one can have reproductive sex.
Likewise one can use drugs to disconnect from reason, one can practice the submission response to disconnect from reason, one can use social overloading to produce the submission response to disconnect from reason.
These are just lies in place of ‘true’ association, attention, status, celebration, and achievement. They avoid the hunt-feast cycle. They seek the nursing cycle instead. Labeling the nursing reaction. Labeling the submission to dominance reaction with fanciful stories is just lying to cover the fact that one is engaged in masturbation.
Or one can learn to practice mindfulness, virtue, and agency, and contribute to the world because one is human and can reason.
—“What is the nursing cycle?”—Michael Churchill
The (dominance version) wake-hunt-feast-sex-sleep cycle, the predatory search, stalk, pounce, kill, cycle. And the female equivalent of search, evaluate, nurse(care), relax cycle (submissive version) and the child’s nurse version are all variations on the same regulatory cycles with slight variations in chemical composition (prepare the body, and incentivize the brain). We’re just biological machines. We make mechanical sense so to speak.
Two sexes. Slightly different cognitive structures. Slightly different reproductive reward systems. Slightly different acquisition reward systems. Fairly different fear systems.
—“Theosophy is false. It’s just another pseudoscience in a long series of paradigms that map the inner world in such a way to justify fraud. The goal is always the same: how to break the rules without getting caught. The method is always the same: how to apply fear, guilt, shame, grief to harm other people.”—Andrew M Gilmour