April 14, 2012
“Man as he is is utterly unconscious. He is nothing but his habits, the sum total of his habits. Man is a robot. Man is not yet man: unless consciousness enters into your being, you will remain a machine. That’s why the Sufis say man is a machine. It is from the Sufis that Gurdjieff introduced the idea to the West that man is a machine. It is very rarely that you are conscious.
The Sufis say man is a machine because man only reacts according to the programs that have been fed to him. Start behaving responsively, and then you are not a machine. And when you are not a machine you are a man: then the man is born.
Watch, become alert, observe, and go on dropping all the reactive patterns in you. Each moment try to respond to the reality — not according to the ready-made idea in you but according to the reality as it is there outside. Respond to the reality! Respond with your total consciousness but not with your mind. And then when you respond spontaneously and you don’t react, action is born. Action is beautiful, reaction is ugly. Only a man of awareness acts, the man of unawareness REACTS. Action liberates. Reaction goes on creating the same chains, goes on making them thicker and harder and stronger. Live a life of response and not of reaction.” – Osho, an Indian mystic, (11 December 1931 – 19 January 1990).
“Our body, mind, and emotions frequently resemble a completely automated airliner,” wrote psychologist Charles Tart in his 1986 book,“Waking Up: Overcoming the Obstacles to Human Potential.” “Course and destination have been set by others,” he added, “automatic mechanisms have been set, and your consciousness is not required for the trip.” (1).
Tart is most known for his 1969 book, “Altered States of Consciousness,”which draws on the spiritual teacher G. I. Gurdjieff’s insights into the mind. Tart talks about his research and views on altered states of consciousness in this video, and in this interview on Thinking Allowed TV in the late 1980s. Tart said in the interview:
“You know, the strange thing is that the Eastern psychologies, Buddhism and Hinduism particularly, have the idea that we live in a state of illusion. They call it Saṃsāra or Maya. And they don’t really mean that the world is illusory, but that we have such distorted perceptions of it that we live in an illusory dream of our own creating. Now the funny thing is that while we don’t have this idea in Western psychology, we actually know more about the nuts and bolts of living an illusion than the Easterners do. All our research about the nature of the unconscious, about the way perception is a relatively arbitrary construction, works out the mechanisms of Maya or Saṃsāra, tells us exactly of how we live in a dream.
I’ve tried to combine some of these ideas in my Waking Up book, because I think we desperately need to know that the state of consciousness we ordinarily walk around in is not some simple, natural, sane state. It’s a very arbitrary, very biased, very slanted construction, which is marvelous for some things, but quite terrible for other things. And until you question your ordinary consciousness, and realize there are other potentials that you’re distorting in your ordinary state, until you question it, there’s nothing you can do about it.”
Tart’s wisdom and knowledge can help us in these dark times to open our minds and rethink the entire history of not just the past decade of terror, but the past century of state violence and horror.
Since the false flag 9/11 attacks, many of us have experienced on a direct level the emotional shifts and psychological changes that Professor Tart was talking about.
9/11 altered the U.S. government and Western civilization in a negative and destructive way. And it was altered because of the insane media coverage of the event.
The monstrous mainstream media and the totalitarian governments that engineered the 9/11 events feed on public unconsciousness. They are emotional, psychic, and political vampires. The war criminals in the U.S. and Israeli governments had the dream of war and tyranny on their minds before 9/11, and after staging 9/11, their insane dream was transmitted into the minds of the American people and global public through trauma and tragedy.
But millions of people have woken up and rejected the mainstream reprogramming of Western consciousness. We understand now that government hijackers in the United States, Israel, and England are piloting the global collective mind towards their desired destination: world war three, and an authoritarian world government. Our government, financial, media, and corporate leaders are essentially drunk and drugged-out pilots who are steering Western civilization and the world into the ground.
After 9/11, the people gave the governments of the world the keys to the plane of civilization and basically said: “Go ahead, takes us wherever you want. We will not question your stories, your statements, your wars, your decisions, and your judgments. You are the lords of the universe now. You are the masters of our reality. Guide us while we sit in our chairs and waste away our precious time by staring into space and watching movies like children.”
9/11 recreated in the Western mind a blank state, upon which a new conception of history and a radical code of ethics were written by the government authorities in the United States, Israel, England, and other Western nations. On this new mental blank slate, a new global bank state – a totalitarian world order – has been imposed on the American public and the Western world with the means of media propaganda and Soviet-style political brainwashing.
The reality-shaping and mind-bending powers of television were enhanced to the nth degree on September 11, 2001, and the days and weeks after the event. Holland Cotter, an art critic for The New York Times, wrote about how television news coverage shapes the political and historical memory of the United States in his excellent article “Huge Events Are Close to Home.” The article was featured in a longer piece called, “The Expression of Grief and the Power of Art,” which was published in The New York Times on September 13, 2001. Cotter wrote:
“The very nature of television changes in times of national tragedy and grief. A medium that usually treats death with murder-of-the-week flippancy suddenly brings its reality into our homes and offices with disturbing immediacy. As a country, we watched an inconceivable number of lives disappear before our eyes along with the World Trade Center, a horrifying shared experience. But there is always a second wave, which will play out again in the days to come.
In the aftermath of large-scale disasters, television does for the national psyche what wakes and funerals do in personal situations: it helps mourners accommodate themselves to the enormity of the loss and the change it will bring. When death enters the national consciousness through television, it creates a personal connection that requires mourning in the same medium.
That communal function is as crucial today as it was when John F. Kennedy was assassinated. What happened live on camera then — Walter Cronkite weeping as he announced that the president was dead, Jack Ruby shooting Lee Harvey Oswald — instantly linked the country to events. But what we think of historically as “the Kennedy assassination” includes the funereal images the country watched together in the days that followed: the flag-draped coffin, the first lady in her mourning veil, the 3-year-old John F. Kennedy Jr. saluting. It was a period that marked an enormous change in the country’s conception of itself.”
In the face of the mind-eating monster that is television, it is easy to lose your mental independence and accept the political construction of reality as actual reality. It takes sustained thoughtfulness and awareness to get out of the psychological prison system that has been put in place by the psychological warfare specialists in the intelligence agencies of the United States, England, and Israel.
How do we fire the government pilots of reality, and take back control of the plane of our civilization, our planet, and our destiny?
Tart says we must first be more spiritually attentive and become our own pilots of our individual minds.
According to Tart, becoming your own pilot of your own mind, “is a matter of first learning how the airliner works, how your psychological machinery operates, and then becoming/creating your own pilot, a genuinely awake and knowledgeable part of your mind, that will fly your plane well and take you to destinations of your own choice. Understanding how your psychological machinery functions is the work of self-observation. Creating your own pilot is the work of self-remembering.” (2).
Tart expanded on the importance of self-observation:
“The practice of self-observation begins with a desire and resolution on your part: ‘I want to know what really is, regardless of how I prefer things to be.
This is a resolution that must be constantly reinforced, as it goes against the tide of the automated processes of false personality and easily weakens and is swept under unless you actively willto know. Besides requiring will, it requires patience. It is definitely not the case that there are a few things it would be advantageous for you to know and you can find them out in a few weeks of effort. There are enormous numbers of things to know, and the commitment of self-observation should really be a commitment to an attitude to take actively for a lifetime.
It sounds like hard work. In one way, it is. In another way, it is pure pleasure, for it is nourishing one of your most essential qualities: curiousity.” (3).
Essentially, Tart is saying to occupy your mind. Take back your mind and own it. Don’t let powerful demonic forces that have hijacked the government and media to occupy your mind and take you for a spin while draining you of your wealth, your energy, your time, your trust, your faith, and in the cases of soldiers, your blood and your very life.
Psychologist Philip Zimbardo gave the same advice in the documentary, “I Am Fishead” Are Corporate Leaders Egotistical Psychopaths?” Zimbardo said:
“To blindly obey authority means be mindless, don’t be mindful, don’t do critical thinking, just do what you’re told. And that then links up. Parents say mind your own business, don’t get involved. Don’t think too deeply about it, just do what I say. That is one of the worst things that can happen in any society. An unthinking society is a society that’s vulnerable to the psychopaths, because they say ‘I have the answer, I have the way, I have the money, I have the power, I have the status, I can give you jobs. All you have to do is do it my way.’
Long before corporate psychopaths, there was Hitler, and Stalin, and the others. And those totalitarian dictators had the same message: give me your power and I will give you security, or the illusion of security, and all you have to do is do what I tell you to do. Many people are willing to give up freedom because it has associated responsibility, for the illusion of security. For somebody to say ‘okay, you’re a good boy, you’re a good child, now go play in the corner and don’t bother the grown-ups.’
And so in that sense it’s prolongation of immaturity. That is, as children, authorities, most parents, most teachers are good. Following their lead is good. But nobody teaches us to make the distinction between just authority that deserves our respect and unjust authority that deserves defiance. And that’s a big problem because as you grow older then here are these psychopaths, political, religious, organizational, industrial, who put on the same mask and say follow me. And you say okay without thinking why, where, when, and how.” (46:35 – 48:50).
Both Zimbardo and Tart are saying the same thing: wake up and grow up. Stop being robots and children. Become thinking adults.
Government is not your friend or your father. In the hands of Satanic tyrants, government is your eternal enemy. It forever tries to brainwash your mind, enslave your will, denigrate your character, control your perceptions, shape your memories, direct your energy, dominate your life, kill your spirit, and destroy your independence.
Government liars do not deserve our loyalty and our trust. They deserve our wrath.
1. Tart, Charles. “Waking Up: Overcoming the Obstacles to Human Potential.” 1986. Pg. 183.
2. Ibid. Pg. 184.
3. Ibid. Pg. 189.
Saman Mohammadi is the writer and editor at The Excavator Blog