Achieving Apprehension and Comprehension
of True Reality
Achieving Apprehension and Comprehension
of True Reality
Achieving Apprehension and Comprehension
of True Reality



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  Capitalists Murdering Workers Capitalists Destroy Civilization   America Identical to Nazi Germany
  Collaborating With Fascism? Dictating Reality   Fake Supplants the Real



"To understand Reality is to possess the truth. It is an evil to be deceived about Reality and a good to understand Reality (to possess the truth)."

Plato, Commonwealth III, (413)


  Plato discerned two different types of reality: False Reality and True Reality. To become a philosopher--a lover and seeker of Wisdom, it is necessary to achieve apprehension (awareness) and comprehension ( understanding, discernment) of True Reality, while at the same time achieving apprehension and comprehension of false reality. It is necessary to apprehend (see, become aware of) true and false reality before one can comprehend them.

    Most humans believe that it's easy, indeed automatic, for a person to apprehend reality. In truth, Genuine Apprehension is a High Achievement which involves the activation of the "senses" of the spiritual body, it is in essence the operation of creative inspiration or illumination. What is called "receiving inspiration" is actually the ability of a seeker to register frequencies of thought, sound, and energy from Perennialist teachers--carnate and discarnate--which are indiscernible to untrained persons. In the sorcery tradition, this is called: "seeing."
  • "Responding to the perceptual solicitations of a world outside the description we have learned to call reality."

  • ". . . A special capacity that one could develop, and which would allow one to apprehend the 'ultimate' nature [essence] of things." 1
      A seeker participating in the Perennial Tradition works to create a dynamic channel of creative inspiration (apprehension) between spiritual realities and earthly concerns. It must be a living, moving stream which originates in the higher dimension and flows continuously to become transmuted into an effective life force.

  Plato explained True Reality and False Reality through his Allegory of the Cave and through his Divided Line Schema. The Visible Realm is the realm of False Reality (falsehood, evil, mere opinion, imagination, fantasy, delusion) and the Intelligible Realm is the realm of True Reality. False Reality is life within the cave--either in chains or out--and True Reality is life outside the cave and the life of the philosopher when he returns to the cave to help the prisoners.

  False Reality is an unusual kind of delusory reality. It is not mere imagination or hallucination; it is "real" in the sense that a person lives through false reality. False Reality is false in the sense that it is not True Reality, which is compliant with Goodness. Ninety-nine percent of all persons, events, capabilities, objects in the ordinary world--the world of False Reality--have become so debased, deluded and corrupted that they've lost their essence, their very being.


"Understand then," said [Socrates], "that by the intelligible realm I mean that which Reason itself apprehends by the power of Dialectic, treating its deliberations not as axioms but literally as hypotheses, underpinnings, footings (like steps of a stair), and springboards so to speak, to enable it to rise to that which requires no assumptions and is the starting-point of all knowledge. And after attaining to understanding, Dialectic apprehends the elemental inferences of its insights, and so, making no use whatever of any object of sense, proceeds by means of Forms and through Forms to its conclusions which are Forms."

"I understand," [Glaucon] said; "not fully, for it is no slight task that you appear to have in mind, but I do comprehend that you mean to distinguish the realm of ordinary reality and the intelligible realm, which is apprehended and investigated by the science of dialectic. You see the intelligible realm as containing truer and more precise apprehensions than conjectures about the objects of the so-called arts and sciences whose assumptions are arbitrary starting-points. And though it is true that those who study the objects of these sciences are forced to use both thought and sensation, because they do not go back to a genuine first principle, but proceed from hypotheses, you think that they do not truly understand these objects, even though, given their assumptions, they seem to them to be intelligible. And you seem to me to call the activity of mathematicians thought but not understanding, thought being intermediate between opinion and understanding."

"Your exposition is most adequate. Thus there are four powers of the soul, corresponding to the four subsections of our line: Understanding is the highest, thought second, belief third, and conjecture last. Arrange them in a ratio, and consider that each shares in discernment to the degree that the subsection it is set over apprehends truth."
Commonwealth VI: 511b-e





Dialectic Requires Achievement of Apprehension and Comprehension of True Reality

   Plato was able to engage in productive dialectical interchange with Glaucon, because Glaucon had achieved apprehension and comprehension of True Reality--the Intelligible Realm.


Quality of Persons In Relation to Achievement of Capabilities
Imagination or Fantasy Rhetorical Belief Mathematical Understanding Dialectical Reason
Sub-Human Ordinary Human Mathematician Philosopher
False Reality True Reality


     One of the most important insights we receive from Plato's discussion of the immense difference between conjecture, belief, thought, and understanding is that Dialectic is, in part, a science used by select persons to achieve surpassing comprehension of the Forms through the attainment of a Higher State of Being and Consciousness. Dialectic is not, therefore, merely ordinary conversation, discussion, argumentation, cross-examination, or debate. Dialectic puts its genuine participants in touch with an invisible, supersensible domain beyond ordinary reality. But, even though Plato makes it clear that Dialectic is a preternatural 2 phenomenon inexplicable by ordinary means, unenlightened persons continue to insist on trying to explain it in everyday terms.


"And so with dialectic; when a person starts on the discovery of the absolute by the light of reason only, and without any assistance of sense, and perseveres until by pure intelligence he arrives at the perception of the Absolute Good, he at last finds himself at the end of the intellectual world, as in the case of sight at the end of the visible."

Plato, The Commonwealth VII

    Dialectical interchange can only be productive of new wisdom and insight when all the participants have achieved Thought and Understanding. Otherwise, dialectical interchange constitutes nothing but argument or idle talk, if all the participants are sub-humans or ordinary humans. If a person having achieved thought and understanding engages in dialectical interchange with sub-humans or ordinary humans, the latter will receive teaching and insight, but the interchange will not be productive of new wisdom or insight for the more highly advanced person.

"These grades of knowledge and these degrees of objective reality were described by Plato in his celebrated 'myth of the cave'. In this myth he wished to summarize all his doctrine, from a metaphysical, epistemological and ethical point of view as well as from that of mystical ascent. This is how Plato paints this marvellous picture of his, a picture which, on its own, can stimulate us to become aware of absolute Reality. In fact the 'myth' is not based on philosophical reflection but on the creative visualization of a condition or state of consciousness. . .

"By means of the 'myth', therefore, we can catch a glimpse of an 'existential state' for purposes of being. Thus this 'myth' should be meditated upon, contemplated, assimilated and experienced."

Raphael, Initiation Into the Philosophy of Plato, 1999



False Reality


  In this section we'll examine the essence of False Reality: of what it is composed and how it operates, with the intent of learning to apprehend false reality and comprehend it. Most persons in the modern world do not even see the false reality of the "cave-existence" they lead. Without seeing (apprehending) false reality, there is no hope of compehending it.

  In the section below, see which of these elements of False Reality you have been unaware of, previous to this introduction to them.



"That's not the way the world really works anymore. 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."
Bush II Senior Advisor [Karl Rove]







   "The more reality we face, the more we realise that unreality is the main programme of the day." John Lennon

"All things become less real, man passes from unreality to unreality." T.S. Eliot






  The false reality of the world at the present time is that almost all persons now existing are sub-human, cave prisoners totally unaware that they are "in chains" (enslaved) to the capitalist cabal.

  Unless an increasing number of persons can regain a functional understanding of the essence of this False Reality and of True Reality we, along with our planet, will suffer utter destruction.

   Only if we can regain effective apprehension and comprehension of False and True Reality will we be able to recognize the evils of current political-economic-social barbarity, fight against its atrocities and crimes, and begin working toward a just and beneficent social order.

"Are the American people really such washed-up sheeple, such cowards, that they acquiesce to a police/spy state, the foundation of which consists of nothing but lies told by criminals and repeated endlessly by whores pretending to be journalists? If so, the American people are not a people who any longer matter, and they will continue to be treated by Washington and by their local police as people who do not matter."

Paul Craig Roberts 3, The 'War On Terror' Is The Hoax Foundation Of The Police/Spy State, 11/6/2015


Ninety-Nine Percent of the Human Race Has Become Sub-human
Level #
Population %
Level of Consciousness  Characteristics   Capabilities  Exemplars
Level 3
.2 %
Spiritual Union with the One Dialectic Plato, Socrates, Jesus
Level 2
.4 %
Philosophical Union with Higher Intellect Inspiration
Meditation
Contemplation
Pythagoras, Betty White
Level 1
.4 %
Metaphysical
Psychic
Advanced
Critical thinking
Self-awareness
Critical consciousness
Reasoning
Informing oneself
Improving oneself
Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King
Level 0
79%
Sub-Human
Ordinary
Commonplace
Conditioned/brainwashed
Minimal self-awareness
Reactionary consciousness
Limited interest in informing or improving oneself Most world citizens
Level -1
10%
Sub-Human
Partial possession by outside personalities
and ideologies
Egomania
Mindless pursuit of pleasure
Celebration of ignorance
Unable to
think for oneself
Illiteracy (unable to read or understand)
Kings, Queens,
Capitalists and their lackeys
Level -2
10%
Sub-Human
Total possession by outside personalities
and ideologies
Hysterical blindness
Hysterical deafness
Suicidal behavior
Unable to see or hear what's happening
Supporting people who are destroying you
The Demonic Cabal


   American and world citizens must awaken from their mindless stupor of assuming that:
  • The current political-economic-social world is acceptable, decent, tolerable, and appropriate

  • The capitalist sub-humans who have seized control of political-economic-social reins of power are "normal" people and their atrocities and crimes are simply "the way things are"

  • Average persons can simply drift through life without bothering to understand themselves or their world or struggle against the atrocities and crimes that the capitalist cabal perpetrates

Apprehending and Comprehending True Reality

  In this section of the essay we will explore the essence and the operation of True Reality. We begin by examining the levels of being in True Reality.

The Order of True Reality

The Creator

The Creation 4 (Being, Existence, Consciousness)

The Supersensible, Intelligible Realm

The Forms

Higher Beings (in the Supersensible Realm)

The Terrestrial, Mortal Realm

Genuine Philosophers

Genuine Mathematicians

Ordinary Humans

Sub-Humans


Achieving Apprehension and Comprehension of True Reality
Exposure to True Reality Apprehension Comprehension
Persons seeing that they are "in chains," enslaved to the False Reality that the Capitalist Cabal has created: a Ruling Class enslaving and destroying a Slave Class and that this is the way "reality" should be Persons understanding that the false reality created by the capitalist cabal must and can be replaced by cooperative commonwealth communities and working to create such communities
Persons seeing that they are passively accepting--and therefore cooperating with--their enslavement to the capitalist cabal's false reality of a Ruling Class enslaving and destroying a Working Class Persons working to achieve understanding, discerning that such understanding necessarily involves replacing the false reality created by the capitalist cabal with cooperative commonwealth communities

  Persons who are privileged to encounter True Reality must realize that it is then their responsibility to utilize this Wisdom, working to achieve comprehension and capabilities essential in creating elements of that True Reality which require realization and actualization. They cannot passively accept the knowledge of True Reality without Working to bring it to full manifestation.


Cooperative Commonwealth Community

  1. Screening and training of community applicants for membership, not indiscriminate acceptance of all applicants

  2. Community ownership of the means of production by members

  3. Democratic control: policies and actions decided by democratic, dialectical consensus of all community members

  4. Production solely for use, not profit: community-regulated production of goods and services relative to need without the intervention of a buying and selling market mechanism

  5. Replacement of capitalism by a commonwealth polity one community at a time, not nationally as a whole


The discerning soul
Comprehends the unwisdom
Of holding in highest esteem
Other than The Creator.

Hakim Sanai, The Garden of Reality



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Notes:

1 Carlos Castaneda (1925-1998), Tales of Power. Castaneda appears to have come in contact with a genuine portion of the sorcery tradition. The best way to discover the manipulative, destructive tendencies of Carlos Castaneda is by reading the book Sorcerer's Apprentice (2003) by Amy Wallace, a "true believer" and disciple of Castaneda. Wallace's book is the record of a person who allowed herself to be physically, verbally, and emotionally abused by Castaneda for decades--and never developed enough insight to see through Castaneda completely or free herself from his malignant influence. Castaneda manipulated and abused all his "disciples" in the same manner, creating a personality cult around himself and his writings.

  Castaneda was one of a group I call
conduit teachers who were able to transmit useful information about spiritual matters but seem not to have been positively affected by the knowledge they conveyed. The author continues to find useful ideas in the writings of conduit teachers despite the unfortunate flaws in their personalities and behavior as documented by persons acquainted with their work.

2 Preternatural: exceeding what is natural or ordinary, inexplicable by ordinary means

3 Paul Craig Roberts was the "father of Reaganomics," assisted in the derugulation of financial and governmental institutions, was Assistant Treasury Secretary during the Reagan era, and Editor of the Wall Street Journal. He has never evinced even the slightest remorse for helping to bring about the economic conditions which have led to our present pitiable economic-political plight.

Roberts can be seen as a capitalist "
ideological gatekeeper."

I quote him because he sees "some" of the present truth about our world and expresses it succinctly in this passage.

4 He said:
I was a hidden treasure;
creation was created
so that you might know me.

Hakim Sanai, The Garden of Reality