From the beginning there never was a secret, every mystery you have ever wondered about has been hidden in plain sight.

We are the Ātmeśvara Mārga School, and if we took ourselves seriously enough to have an "official" voice, this would be it. We are dedicated to the process of human integration, of moving from the segregated, mechanistic, conditioned state, to the Integrated, unconditioned state of the awake, adult human.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Adulthood

Most human beings cease to develop at around the age of ten or twelve. The average seventy year-old is often a ten year-old with sixty years time-in-grade. Our societies are of, by. and for Human Children, which explains the self-perpetuating nature of this ghoulish malady. as well as most of the silliness we see in the world.

The Human Child who has spent years at the same developmental stage understands growth as a process of solidification: of slow hardening into a rigid mass In our world of Human Children, this mortification of the spirit is considered normal. healthy and respectable.

If we gauge societies in light of the developmental maturity of their citizens, we see very little difference. even between extremes. One society may be. on average, slightly further along than another. but the reality is that no society has advanced beyond the stage where girls play dress-up and boys torture frogs. If we lived in a society conducive to healthy. normal development, everyone would outgrow childhood in the personality structure at the same time we outgrow it in the physical structure, but there is no such society. and no reason to think there ever will be. We are trapped in a state of self-aware simian consciousness. That is the human condition.

Any of the negative things we might say about people in general—that we're greedy. corrupt, apathetic. stupid. hateful. violent. etcetera—are not symptoms of the human animal or the self-aware being, but of Human Childhood. Human Childhood. though. is itself just a symptom of the one core disease from which all others radiate: fear. Fear is the natural and certain state of one who lives with eyes closed. Ignorance is the condition of thinking one's closed eyes are open and that the world of one's imagining is the world as it exists.
Jed McKenna - Spiritual Warfare

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