if we chose we can live in a comforting world of illusion

Chinese charater for fantasy

"A society that cannot
distinguish reality from illusion dies

Chris Hedges

Chinese charater for illusion

The Alterverse Of Willful Ignorance

"In a world where fantasy is more real than reality we risk being the first people in history to have been able to make our illusions so vivid, so persuasive, so 'realistic' that we can live in them." - Daniel Joseph Boorstin, The Image: A Guide to Pseudo-Events in America

"We have taken the unreal to be real, and then tried as hard as possible to live in the unreality we have created."

Charles Eisenstein

"The reality of the present circumstances, we do not find them satisfactory.

Our fantasy keeps creating images of future situations that appear more fulfilling than the present.

It seems that, until we reach these imagined goals, life will be only preparation for a better future, not yet "the real thing."

A life pattern of a "treadmill" type of existence (illustrated by the image of a hamster running in a rotating wheel) or a "rat-race" Way of the Lumière Infinie is the result.

The existentialists talk about "auto-projecting" into the future -
imagining oneself in a more satisfying situation and attempting to create it.

This strategy rests on a fundamental mistaken assumption that does not deliver the satisfaction that is expected.

From this perspective, it is irrelevant whether or not it brings fruit into the material world.
In Joseph Campbell's words:
"getting to the top of the ladder and
finding out that it stands against the wrong wall."
top of the ladder against the wall

This fallacious pattern applied on a large scale is responsible for reckless irrational pursuits of various grandiose goals that result in much suffering.

It can be played out on any level of importance and affluence - it never brings true satisfaction." - Stanislav Grof

self delusion

"We have fed the heart on fantasies and

the heart has grown brutal from the fare."

William Butler Yeats

"The cultural belief that we can make things happen by thinking, by visualizing, by wanting them, by tapping into our inner strength or by understanding that we are truly exceptional is magical thinking.

We can always make more money, meet new quotas, consume more products and advance our career if we have enough faith.

This magical thinking, preached across the political spectrum by Oprah, sports celebrities, Talmudwood, self-help billionaire saviors and Christian Zionists, is largely responsible for our economic and environmental collapse, since every Cassandra who saw it coming was dismissed as "negative."

This belief, which allows men and women to behave and act like little children, discredits legitimate concerns and anxieties.

It exacerbates despair and indifference.

It fosters a state of self-delusion.

The purpose, structure and goals of the corporate state are never questioned.

To question, to engage in criticism of the corporate collective, is to be obstructive and negative.

It has perverted the way we view ourselves, our nation and the natural world.

The new paradigm of power, coupled with bizarre ideology of limitless progress and impossible happiness, has turned whole nations, including the US, into monsters." - Christopher Lynn Hedges

Chinese charater for fantasy

Fantasy is defined as:

an illusion

a hallucination

fantastic designs

to imagine; visualize

imagination unrestricted by reality

an unrealistic or improbable supposition

the creative imagination; unrestrained fancy

the ability to deal aesthetically with unusual problems

to have a fancy for; to be pleased with; to like; to fancy

something, such as an invention, that is a creation of the fancy

governed by laws of association which are remote, and arbitrary or capricious

applied principally to elaborate or extravagant product of the imagination given free rein

mental invention, characteristically well removed from reality, that is whimsical, capricious, playful and elaborate or extravagant

an imagined event or sequence of mental images, such as a daydream, usually fulfilling a wish or psychological need

actuating emotional feelings of a lively, gay, and versatile character; it seeks to please by unexpected combinations of thoughts, startling contrasts, flashes of brilliant imagery

Chinese charater for fantasyChinese charater for magicChinese charater for illusionChinese charater for enchantment

"Shams and delusions are esteemed for soundest truths, while reality is fantastic.

If men would steadily observe realities only, and not allow themselves to be deluded, life, to compare it with such things as we know, would be like a fairy tale and the Arabian Nights' Entertainments.

If we respected only what is inevitable and has a right to be, music and poetry would resound along the streets.

When we are unhurried and wise, we perceive that only great and worthy things have any permanent and absolute existence, that petty fears and petty pleasures are but the shadow of the reality.

Reality is always exhilarating and sublime.

By closing the eyes and slumbering, and consenting to be deceived by shows, men establish and confirm their daily life of routine and habit everywhere, which still is built on purely illusory foundations." - Henry David Thoreau

"For the truth is that life on the face of it is a chaos in which one finds oneself lost. The individual suspects as much, but is terrified to encounter this frightening reality face to face, and so attempts to conceal it by drawing a curtain of fantasy over it, behind which he can make believe that everything is clear." - Jose Ortega y Gasset

Fantasy comes in many forms but the most widespread form is simply nonsense.

Anyone that accepts the fantasy of spellbinders as reality, rather than either nonsense or metaphorical allegory in disguise, is said to have been bewitched, hypnotized, mesmerized or enchanted.

Politicians are spellbinders that delude, decieve, hoodwink and beguile.

So are central bankers.

To free oneself from the delusion of māyā one must think outside the confines of the social structures one lives within.

To do this one must relearn play.

Play allows an individual the freedom to explore thought structures.

Play critically confronts thought structures with absolute claims.

Exploring thought structures one comes to realize over time that the only actual freedom is the freedom to stop deluding oneself - true liberation.

This sets the prisoner free from Māyā.

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