Worldwide, thinking people are faced with the terror of the demonic cabal controlling America and the world. This cabal is engaged in imperialistic conquest of other nations and the obliteration of the American political-economic system. We must bring into realization an entirely NEW WORLD composed of new physical, psychological, and metaphysical principles and structures and elements.

     We have no other recourse than to realize a new world. The criminal cabal has corrupted and contaminated the old world to the point that if we locate our primary being in that world we'll become as insane and corrupt as they. They have, in the meaning of the parable, poisoned the water.

      To realize 1 a new world, we must understand the essence of the philosophical, economic, political, and social realities facing us. For example, unlike the American colonists, we no longer have a free press to use in our struggle against oppression; right-wing Republicans own most American media outlets.

Disaffirming the Old World

     The American 2012 election revealed unmistakably that the international criminal cabal now selects both the Democratic and Republican presidential candidates, thereby attempting to mask its fascistic, police-state, world-conqueror visage.

      It also shows that there are no political, military, or economic countervailing powers--in the old world--to oppose the criminal cabal's Obama regime and its seizing of taxpayer money for the fat-cat bankers.

     

      The cabal has seized the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of American government--and the Republican and Democratic parties are merely complicit tools in the ongong devastation of Constitutional liberties domestically and barbaric annihilation internationally.

      It's now apparent that the American constitution--which early on proved vulnerable to tyranny--has been completely subverted, allowing criminal groups to seize total power and destroy the ideals of a just society to assure the welfare of all the people.


"In a very real sense, the Constitution was a coup d'état by the bankers and other 'moneyed interests' who were trying to protect their investments in the collapsing post-Revolution economy."

Michael Hasty, "Uncommon Sense: 21st Century American Revolution,"
Online Journal, Dec 4, 2004

     That world citizens are now being terrorized by the capitalist cabal shows that the American revolution did NOT bring about a government of the people and for the people. American imperialism under the cabal reveals that it's necessary to complete the American revolution: not only throwing off foreign despotism but the tyranny of internal oppressors as well.

     The American 2012 election con game--and the rapidly expanding list of other cabal atrocities--force thinking people worldwide to begin their struggle to realize a new political-economic-social world.

Realizing a New World

     I use the phrase "realizing a new world," in the sense of making real or concrete; giving reality to; being fully aware or cognizant of a world that already exists as an Ideal or Form. As we'll examine below, this new world is composed of essences (Forms) that Plato and other teachers within the Perennial Tradition reveal. Perennialist savants have inhabited this world since the beginning of humankind, initiating select aspirants into this domain.

     It may seem counterproductive to talk about realizing a new world, because most of us feel that we must live in this current defective and corrupted world, whether we like it or not. "Realizing a new world" seems like philosophical nonsense to people who like to think of themselves as hard-headed realists.

     But humankind has existed within several different "worlds" during our time on this earth, and similar to what was said in the Declaration of Independence, when a world and its causative world-view become destructive of human welfare, it is the right--and the necessity--of humans to disaffirm the old world and bring forth a NEW WORLD.

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness."

Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776


     The current criminal cabal's deliberately constructed political-economic world of militaristic imperialism, fascism, and vulture capitalism must be opposed in every possible way, while we recognize the dangers of contact with that insane world. But the old world structures of government and economy have been so thoroughly corrupted by the dominating cabal that we must focus most of our efforts on realizing an entirely NEW WORLD.

Reality As Socially Constructed


      Let's be definite as to what we mean by "realizing a new world," clarifying our terms of discourse:

World: the material and spiritual state of human existence created by a specific world view

World-view:

  • A comprehensive perspective that allows humans to DISCERN essential meanings, principles, and values

  • Beliefs about the limits and workings of reality shared by the members of a culture and represented in their myths, lore, ceremonies, social conduct, and general values
     When we speak of "realizing a new world," we're referring to humans producing their REALITY, with the totality of its spiritual, metaphysical, socio-cultural, and psychological structures and elements. This is somewhat the same sense in which Peter L. Berger and Thomas Luckman speak of "society as a human product" and "the social construction of reality."


"An institutional world, then, is experienced as an objective reality. It has a history that antedates the individual's birth and is not accessible to his biographical recollection. It was there before he was born, and it will be there after his death. This history itself, as the tradition of the existing institutions, has the character of objectivity.

"Knowledge about society is thus a realization in the double sense of the word, in the sense of apprehending the objectivated social reality, and in the sense of ongoingly producing this reality."

Peter L. Berger and Thomas Luckmann, The Social Construction of Reality:
A Treatise in the Sociology of Knowledge
, 1966


Realizing a New Reality

     We're realizing a new world in a metaphysical as well as a material sense: a complete new reality, not just a different conception of our present reality or a new paradigm with which to conceptualize what we recognize at present to be reality. We're realizing a new reality.

     Realizing a new world--a new reality--involves understanding and actualizing concepts and practices which reflect higher, eternal essences--what Plato called Ideas or Forms. These concepts and practices define human nature, relations between humans, and the goals and meaning of human existence.

      To realize a new world we must develop NEW PEOPLE: humans who understand and act in entirely new ways. To discern essences will require a new kind of person who has achieved metaphysical-spiritual understanding through experience with higher realities and identification with higher consciousness.


"A new society is possible only if, in the process of developing it, a new human being also develops, or in more modest terms, if a fundamental change occurs in contemporary Man's character structure."
Erich Fromm, To Have Or To Be?


     The reason we must do this is that the old world--the old reality--has led to the evils 2 that we see staring at us when we turn on our TV sets, when we read our newspapers, surf the Internet, or converse with our neighbors. The old reality is based on faulty conceptions and practices which have led to the horrors of current American imperialism. In realizing a NEW WORLD, the NEW PEOPLE must make sure--among other things--that no tyranny such as the United States under the present cabal can ever rise again.

Previous "Worlds"

     To understand what it requires to realize a new world, let's review how humans have realized and inhabited various "worlds" in their history.

      We can say with clear meaning that people in the middle ages lived in an entirely different world than we do today. In describing the Medieval mind-set, Roger Bacon wrote in his Opus Maius (1268):

"There are two modes of knowledge, through argument and experience. Argument brings conclusions and compels us to concede them, but it does not cause certainty nor remove doubts in order that the mind may remain at rest in truth, unless this is provided by experience."
     Throughout the Middle Ages, European thought stagnated largely because of its conception of knowledge as derived from argument from authority--whether the authority of the Church or the State. Europe languished in intellectual and cultural retrogression during the Dark Ages, while the light of wisdom was preserved and advanced by those they labeled "the infidel Saracen." The reintroduction of the Classical (Greek) Tradition and the Perennial Tradition through the confluence of European and Muslim thought, beginning around 1000 C.E., revitalized earlier conceptions of knowledge as derived from experience. 3

     Medieval people suffered under religious and political tyranny because they allowed themselves to be controlled by a world-view that included such retrograde ideas as the divine right of kings--and popes.

     A more recent example of a "world" was the cargo cult created after the second world war in certain South Sea island communities. During the war they had seen airplanes landing on their islands, bringing a wide variety of people and materials. After the war ended and the planes no longer appeared, the natives on these islands wanted the same thing to happen again. So they constructed ersatz runways, put fires along the sides of the runways, make wooden huts for a man to sit in to direct the airplanes' landing, with two wooden pieces on his head to resemble headphones and bars of bamboo sticking out like antennas.

      The islanders had done everything that fit into their world-view. Now they waited for the airplanes to land. They did everything right, completing all aspects of their world; everything looked exactly the way it had looked before. This cargo cult constituted a world that followed all the apparent practices and forms of the earlier situation, but the planes didn't land. Their world-view had created a false reality.

     In exactly the same manner, the old world pretended to do everything according to a pattern of "government of the people, by the people, and for the people." But the planes don't land. The pretence has been exposed; the emperor has no clothes. The old world's concepts and practices--as corrupted by the cabal--have inexorably led to the current reign of terror under the capitalist cabal.

     In the sixteenth through eighteenth centuries, Europeans called North America "the new world." But this so-called "new world" was founded on concocted myths such as "the invisible hand of the market;" government as above classes and serving only the national interest; slave-labor as essential to the American economy; history as the record of property rights, state-power, and the necessity of war.

     If you think that the idea of "realizing a new world" is nothing but fantasy, then I invite you to examine one of the truly fantastic, un-real inventions of the OLD WORLD: the corporation.

"A corporation is an artificial being, invisible, intangible, and existing only in contemplation of law. Being the mere creature of law, it possesses only those properties which the charter of its creation confers upon it, either expressly or as incidental to its very existence . . . Among the most important are immortality, and, if the expression may be allowed, individuality; properties by which a perpetual succession of many persons are considered as the same and may act as a single individual."

Supreme Court Chief Justice Marshall, 1819 4

The Corruption of the "Old World"


     We realize a new world through--among other activities--understanding fully the corruption of the old world perpetrated by the criminal cabal now controlling America.

"President Bush isn't a conservative. He's a radical - the leader of a coalition that deeply dislikes America as it is. Part of that coalition wants to tear down the legacy of Franklin Roosevelt, eviscerating Social Security and, eventually, Medicare. Another part wants to break down the barriers between church and state."

Paul Krugman, New York Times, 11/5/04

     The devastation of the old world has been so craftily carried out by mind-control experts such as Karl Rove, that it's visible only to those who have retained--or newly developed--their full intellectual and spiritual powers and comprehend the eradication of essential human elements from the old world. We must recognize and work to rectify all the devastation that the criminal cabal is perpetrating:
  • People are being conditioned to abnegate their rational mind

  • Old values of honesty, justice, and fair competition are being replaced by the intrigues of deliberate lying, politically-motivated judicial actions, and dog-eat-dog financial warfare

  • Understanding through information has been replaced with constant bombardment of brainwashing propaganda via reactionary media (think Fox News)

The Red Queen's Anti-Logic

     At present, humankind is being programmed to progressively lose its reasoning capacity. It's difficult to realize what a basic assault on objectivity and rationality the Bush junta launched. We can best get a sense of the fantasy-based thinking of the Bush cult from an article by Ron Suskind in the New York Times:
"In the summer of 2002, after I had written an article in Esquire that the White House didn't like about Bush's former communications director, Karen Hughes, I had a meeting with a senior adviser to Bush. He expressed the White House's displeasure, and then he told me something that at the time I didn't fully comprehend -- but which I now believe gets to the very heart of the Bush presidency.

"The aide said that guys like me were 'in what we call the reality-based community,' which he defined as people who 'believe that solutions emerge from your judicious study of discernible reality.' I nodded and murmured something about enlightenment principles and empiricism. He cut me off. 'That's not the way the world really works anymore,' he continued. 'We're an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you're studying that reality -- judiciously, as you will -- we'll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that's how things will sort out. We're history's actors . . . and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do.'"  5


     You may think that only White House aides engage in this kind of delusional thinking. Think again. This kind of fantasizing began with Dubya, ran throughout the entire Bush regime, and now continues in the Obama administration. Ron Suskind tells of another revealing experience he had in this regard.
"Forty democratic senators were gathered for a lunch in March just off the Senate floor. I was there as a guest speaker. Joe Biden was telling a story, a story about the president. 'I was in the Oval Office a few months after we swept into Baghdad,' he began, 'and I was telling the president of my many concerns' -- concerns about growing problems winning the peace, the explosive mix of Shiite and Sunni, the disbanding of the Iraqi Army and problems securing the oil fields. Bush, Biden recalled, just looked at him, unflappably sure that the United States was on the right course and that all was well. 'Mr. President,' I finally said, 'How can you be so sure when you know you don't know the facts?'

"Biden said that Bush stood up and put his hand on the senator's shoulder. 'My instincts,' he said. 'My instincts.'

"Biden paused and shook his head, recalling it all as the room grew quiet. 'I said, 'Mr. President, your instincts aren't good enough!'''


     An indication of the deranged state of the mind of the Bush junta and, now, the Obama con game is their attitude that whoever disagrees with their policies of military imperialism is hopelessly out of step with current reality. As their spokesperson said: "We're an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality."

     In this essay, the term "old world" refers to the current social disorder created by the criminal capitalist cabal and its puppet regimes.

A New World to Stand Over Against the Old


     In creating a NEW WORLD, we must build a foundation that will realize our goal of a commonwealth:

  • An alliance founded on law and united by compactual agreement of the people for the common good

  • An alliance in which the supreme authority is vested in the people

     We create a new world to stand over against the old world by:
  1. Recognizing in full what is our present plight of having allowed America to be taken over by a gang of thugs under the Bush II and Obama juntas


"Most of us went to bed on November second, thinking we were all still Americans, only to discover when the sun came up on November third, that 48 percent of us were now 'people without a country.' Becoming stateless, overnight, is not something that anyone should take lightly. Cheney Bush wants us to 'come together,' to heal the rifts within the nation--but they have never taken their own advice. It was in their formative phase under Newt Gingrich when they first issued a Contract on America--it was then that this plan was clearly laid. From that day to this, they have never wavered in their pursuit of the takeover of this nation, at the expense of anyone who was opposed. Do not heed the pre-selected one's advice: fight this takeover of your country as you would if they were wearing foreign uniforms, because they are the enemy of all that most people have come to expect."

Jim Kirwan, "Resistance is Not Futile," 11/4/2004

2. We must recognize that we have put ourselves into this terrible situation by our own ignorance.
"Why have we let corporations into our polling places, locations so sacred to democracy that in many states even international election monitors and reporters are banned? Why are we allowing corporations to exclusively handle our vote, in a secret and totally invisible way? Particularly a private corporation founded, in one case, by a family that believes the Bible should replace the Constitution; in another case run by one of Ohio's top Republicans; and in another case partly owned by Saudi investors?

"Of all the violations of the commons - all of the crimes against We The People and against democracy in our great and historic republic - this is the greatest. Our vote is too important to outsource to private corporations.

"It's time that the USA - like most of the rest of the world - returns to paper ballots, counted by hand by civil servants (our employees) under the watchful eye of the party faithful. Even if it takes two weeks to count the vote, and we have to just go, until then, with the exit polls of the news agencies. It worked just fine for nearly 200 years in the USA, and it can work again.  . . .

"As Thomas Paine wrote at this nation's founding, 'The right of voting for representatives is the primary right by which all other rights are protected. To take away this right is to reduce a man to slavery.'

"Only when We The People reclaim the commons of our vote can we again be confident in the integrity of our electoral process in the world's oldest and most powerful democratic republic."

Thom Hartmann. "The Ultimate Felony Against Democracy," CommonDreams.org, 11/4/04

Possession and Hysteria

3. But we must recognize that most of "the people" of the United States--and the world in general--have lost the capabilities required for self-government. In realizing a new world, we must create new people. And the first step in that process is to recognize to what a deplorable state "the people" have allowed themselves to fall.

     Progressive awareness, 6  critical thinking, and self-possession are essential capabilities which humankind must now struggle to regain, since a great many have allowed their conscious minds to be literally taken over by destructive personalities and ideologies. For most humans, the regaining of critical thinking, self-awareness, and critical consciousness must be the first priority, because there is the very real danger of the masses of humankind becoming totally possessed by the structures and ideologies of those few who now rule the world politically and economically.

     Possession is the extreme lower point on a continuum (see right) in which the highest achievement is identification with a Higher Positive Power (ecstasy).

Possession refers to:

  • domination by something (as a negative spirit, a passion, an obsession, an addiction, or a fixed idea)

  • a psychological state in which an individual's normal personality is replaced by another


     Humans can allow other entities--personalities or ideas--to control them to varying degrees. If they allow other persons or concepts to take dominant control of their thoughts and actions, they lose the ability to think or act autonomously. As a personality or an ideology takes progressive control of them, they become possessed (an obsessive, a bigot, an ideologue) and finally end in hysteria--the manifestation of self-limiting or self-destructive tendencies.


     In psychology, hysteria refers to the loss of sensory or motor function without organic pathology. The person suddenly cannot hear, see, or feel, or his arm or leg may be paralyzed, or he may be unable to speak--even though the bodily organs are completely functional.

     Currently, possession and hysteria are present in much of the world's population. We see these phenomena most clearly in the fixed ideas and obsessive belief-systems of masses of people world-wide who are oblivious to the destruction of their lives by politicians and corporations. The phenomena of possession and hysteria are most evident in the American masses who have lost the ability to see what is happening in America and the world.

     As humans become progressively possessed by destructive personalities and ideologies, they ultimately end in suicidal behavior: voting for and supporting people who are deliberately destroying them.

State of Consciousness  Characteristics   Capabilities 

Self-Possession
Self-Awareness

Critical thinking
Awareness of self
and the world

Reasoning
Informing oneself
Improving oneself

Beginning of possession by outside personalities and ideologies

Egomania
Mindless pursuit of pleasure
Celebration of ignorance

No longer able to
think for oneself
Illiteracy (unable to read and unable to understand)

Total possession by outside personalities and ideologies

Hysterical blindness
Hysterical deafness
Suicidal behavior

Unable to see or hear what's happening in the world
Supporting people who are destroying you



     The technology of mind-control is a mature science. Those who work to control the masses have the most sophisticated tools available in human history. Propaganda and brainwashing take place continually in all forms of mass media, most significantly in television. The masses have been rendered brain-dead by the purveyors of lies and inanity.

"Experiments conducted by researcher Herbert Krugman reveal that, when a person watches television, brain activity switches from the left to the right hemisphere. The left hemisphere is the seat of logical thought. Here, information is broken down into its component parts and critically analyzed. The right brain, however, treats incoming data uncritically, processing information in wholes, leading to emotional, rather than logical, responses. The shift from left to right brain activity also causes the release of endorphins, the body's own natural opiates--thus, it is possible to become physically addicted to watching television, a hypothesis borne out by numerous studies which have shown that very few people are able to kick the television habit.

Peter Russell, "Dehypnosis - Breaking the Trance"

     The horror of possession and hysteria is that the victims--in this case, average citizens--are not aware of their debilitated state. Part of their brainwashing makes them believe--in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary--that they are still in control of their minds and that their situation is acceptable.

     The major question currently staring people in the face is whether the world masses who have become "possessed" by such reactionary ideologies as "compassionate conservatism," fundamentalist Christianity, or fundamentalist Islam, will wake up enough to be able to SEE what is being done to them--loss of jobs, loss of health insurance, increase in taxes, dying in wars for the enrichment of the rulers--and take back their political and economic systems for their own betterment.

America is "the new model for the new concentration camp where the camp has been built by the inmates themselves and the inmates are the guards and they have this pride in this thing they've built. They've built their own prison and so they exist in a state of schizophrenia where they are both guards and prisoners. And as a result, having been lobotomized, they no longer have the capacity to leave the prison they've made or to even see it as a prison."

My Dinner With Andre
by Wallace Shawn and Andre Gregory


Cultural Trance

     As Peter Russell makes clear, we are the victims of a cultural trance. Whereas in hypnotism, we are aware that someone is trying to influence us, "with our cultural conditioning the situation is the opposite.

  • "Our consensus trance is not voluntary; it begins at birth without our conscious agreement.

  • "All authority is surrendered to the parents, family members and other caretakers, who initially are regarded as omniscient and omnipotent.

  • "Induction is not limited to short sessions; it involves years of repeated reinforcement.

  • "Clinical therapists would consider it highly unethical to use force, but our cultural hypnotists often do -- a slap on the wrist, or severe reprimand for misbehaving. Or perhaps more subtle, but equally powerful, emotional pressures -- 'I will only love you if you think and behave as I tell you.'

  • "Finally, and most significantly, the conditioning is intended to be permanent. It may come from the very best of intentions, but it is, nevertheless, meant to have a lasting effect on our personalities and the way we evaluate the world.

"This is why awakening from our cultural trance entails far more than a simple snapping of the fingers. There is a lifetime’s worth of extremely powerful induction to be overcome.

"We would seem to be firmly stuck with our conditioning. Indeed, for most of the time we are. Yet there are occasions when we do wake up, and see things in a different light. In those moments we are given a glimpse of what is possible."

     Charles Tart 7 maintains that "we are indeed, as a matter of verifiable fact, like zombies most of the time but we have a possibility of becoming conscious." He believes that "normal" consciousness is indeed a zombie-like state of greatly constricted and distorted, if not absent, awareness. Tart gives such ordinary consciousness the technical name of "consensus consciousness" in a purely descriptive sense and "consensus trance" when a persons is focusing on it as a restricted state.


The Requisite Capabilities of the New World

4. In realizing a new world, we must develop persons who possess essential new capabilities:
"Imagine if you can a world in which truth is one general and something we will call blindness is the opposing general. These two simple factors one must choose between. There are no neutrals. We are frankly for or against and hold our positions by the force of the effort we put forth. The great struggle is not only to conquer our opposing forces, but to reclaim and form them into fighters for the truth. It is more of a game than the mere overcoming, for we are after the plunder of human souls to salvage."
Stewart Edward White

  • The understanding of our past in order to build a new world

"The struggle of the people in opposition to the privileged class that controls the state, is the dynamic factor in our national development , the theme and meaning of our history."

"We cannot understand the role of the people in history unless we also understand the historical illusions which misrepresent history in order to serve the interests of privileged classes. Thus culture must be studied as a weapon in the struggle of classes.

"Cultural history emerges in its truth and grandeur when it is

seen as an unceasing struggle between the oppressor and the oppressed. This is also the link between the present and the past. The long battle against the oppressor is not ended. Man has not yet become the full master of his own life, of the conditions of his social existence.

John Howard Lawson, The Hidden Heritage, 1950

Realizing the Sovereignty of the Higher Realm

     Much of our discussion above places us squarely in the muddle of the old world: its takeover by the capitalist cabal and its continuing tyranny through its puppets. We have seen that we must realize a new world by developing a new kind of person--with exceptional capabilities. This latter discussion makes it clear that our creating a new world is for the purpose of long-range development of new ideas, practices, and requisite capabilities. In part, we are realizing the invincible power of higher knowledge and higher consciousness.

     To understand the most fundamental aspects of this NEW WORLD that we're realizing, we must consider the teachings of a Perennialist savant 8 who proclaimed the sovereignty of a higher realm (mistranslated "kingdom of heaven"). The Greek words referring to this new world are:

  • Basileia, denoting sovereignty, royal power, dominion, a rule or reign, an exercise of authority

  • Ouranos: the realm of Higher Being

          As we examine Jesus's life and teachings, it is unmistakable that he was a sage within the Perennial Tradition proclaiming the sovereignty of the Higher Realm. Authentic wisdom is adapted by a Perennialist teacher relative to the needs of the people in a particular culture and time. Teachings are organic nutrients to be assimilated not meant to remain in unaltered, undigested form for curiosity seekers, theoreticians, or autocrats to pick over and "elucidate."

"I and the Father are One."

"Can you say to the one whom the Father has consecrated and sent into the world, 'You are blaspheming' because I said, 'I am the Son of God?' If I fail to do what my Father does, then do not believe me. But if I do, even though you have no faith in me personally, then believe in the things that I do. Then you may come to know and realize that the Father is in me and I am in the Father."

"I assure you that the Son can do nothing of his own accord, but only what he sees the Father doing. What the Son does is always modeled on what the Father does, for the Father loves the Son and shows him everything that he does himself."

John 10


    Jesus taught that we can become one with a Higher World and can then realize--make real--what we discern as structures and elements of that Higher World. We can learn to go beyond ordinary truth or knowledge to knowledge about this further evolutionary step which man can take as he realizes the new world of the brotherhood of man, the infinite value of the individual soul, and the ethic of love.

     The new world we are realizing is in large part within those who are members of it through participation in it. As the new world was earlier termed "the sovereignty of Higher Being" it is now also referred to as "the spiritual domain."


"As you gain control of your spiritual body, you discover that it has a wondrous creative force. Your spiritual body possesses an engine of power, dynamically creative, capable of impressing and molding your material world in direct ratio to the creative force you produce in your inner being. This force is not a mental capacity, it's a higher spiritual power. It derives, not from that mere agent of the soul, the intellect, but from the spiritual center within us."

Betty and Stewart Edward White, Across the Unknown





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1 Realize: make real or concrete; give reality to; be fully aware or cognizant of

2 Yes, the present atrocities of the criminal cabal (destruction of world education, world wars, 9/11, two Iraq wars, global warming, environmental destruction, unemployment, homelessness, globalization, etc.) are EVILS, not just inappropriate or unfortunate events. The essence of evil is "causing harm."

3 For a complete discussion of the Medieval mind-set and how the Perennial Tradition created a new conception and practice of knowledge, see Chapter Three in The Perennial Tradition: Knowledge Through Prescribed Experience

4 Marshall was a doctrinaire Federalist. The Federalist party, under Alexander Hamilton and John Adams, had seized all branches of the federal government. It was only through the bravery of Thomas Jefferson that the Federalists were defeated in the election of 1800. Adams had appointed Marshall Chief Justice of the Supreme Court as he left office, to pack the court with reactionaries.

5 Suskind's article was on the general subject of the Bush cult's religious fantasies

6 See the author's recently published book Progressive Awareness

7 Charles Tart, Mind Science: Meditation Training for Practical People, 2000

8 For a comprehensive discussion of Jesus of Nazareth as a Perennialist teacher, see Chapter 13 in the author's recently published book The Perennial Tradition


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