Leave no stone unturned!
"With fixed and steady gaze, born of the unerring
eye of God, scan for a while the horizon of divine knowledge, and contemplate
those words of perfection which the Eternal hath revealed, that happly the
mysteries of divine wisdom, hidden ere now beneath the veil
of glory within the
tabernacle of His grace, may be made manifest unto you." -
knowledge is defined as:
familiarity gained by actual
of what has been perceived or discovered
Knowledge differs from data or information in that
new knowledge may be forged from existing
knowledge using logical inference.
If information is data plus
meaning then knowledge is information plus
Three Forms of
Knowledge Ibn EI-Arabi of Spain
instructed his followers in this most ancient dictum:
There are three forms of
The first is
intellectual or rational
knowledge, which is in fact only information and the collection of facts,
and the use of these to arrive at further intellectual concepts.
Rational knowledge is a linear, sequential system of abstract concepts
and symbols, characterized by a dialectic whose function it is to discriminate,
divide, compare, measure and categorize.
This sentence shares rational
This is intellectualism.
Second comes the knowledge of
emotional states, which includes both
an understanding of underlying causes of emotional response and
strange states of being in
which man thinks that he has perceived something supreme but cannot avail
himself of it.
intelligence springs from knowledge of emotional states.
emotional states is synonymous with
This sentence cannot
share emotional knowledge but an image can.
Third comes spontaneous
True Knowledge, which
Within Gnosis, man perceives correctness
immediately as Natural Law
stands out clearly in relief.
scientists concentrate upon the
first form of knowledge.
experientalists use the second form.
Others use the two
combined, or either one
The people who
attain to truth are those
who know how to connect themselves with the reality which
lies beyond both these
forms of knowledge.
the real Sufis, the Dervishes who have Attained.
to knowpractical understanding
fixed in the mind as true beyond
to truly discern the character
or nature of something
To perceive directly; grasp in
the mind with clarity or certainty
"If a man empties his purse into his head, no man
can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best
interest." - Benjamin
knowledge Throughout history humans
have formed groups that hold knowledge close.
By doing so these groups
gain an advantage over groups without that specialized
The most obvious examples of a material advantage being
gained can be seen in armaments.
Steel long sword, short and long
bow, then gunpowder, bullets and finally nuclear warheads.
obvious examples of a spiritual or psychological advantage can still be seen in
the major institutionalized religious centers of Christianity, Islam, Buddhism
that drew people in off the land and into colonies.
When a corporation
owns knowledge it is given another term -
Proprietary knowledge has
created extremely adverse effects for the human race.
includes the true status of
in Colombia, Bolivia, Peru, Iraq and Afghanistan.
includes chemical industry knowledge that asbestos,
polybrominated diphenyl ethers,
are harmful to the environment and to human health.
always search for strategic advantages barriers to access proprietary knowledge
have always been erected.
But corporations, just like individuals, can
easily become too reactive and spread themselves too thin as they vainly seek
to sense and respond to all the stimuli headed their way.
have a clear sense of direction that can help them filter and prioritize
knowledge flows that matter, they will be easily distracted.
knowledge flows and engaging with knowledge flow participants matters little if
we lack the ability to apply the knowledge acquired. Once a critical mass of
knowledge flows is achieved, flows begin to concentrate at an increasing rate
and the value generated from these flows grows exponentially." - John Hagel III
and John Seely Brown
A shift is now underway in which it is easier to
access unknown knowledge flows due to the internet.
undermines the structural advantage of knowledge barriers erected by
corporations by systematically reducing those barriers.
"The free use of
scientific discoveries is increasingly limited by legal ownership over their
applications. In the realm of biomedical science, the traditional free exchange
of information, strains of organisms, and so forth is crumbling because
genetically engineered micro-organisms can now be patented; that is, made into
In the past, scientific progress was based on cooperation more
than competition: People shared new results in journals and through informal
exchange, protected by their university salaries from the compulsion to profit
financially from their work.
Now that careers depend in part on
corporate research funding and now that researchers and universities have a
pecuniary interest in patenting results, a new era of secrecy has dawned. It
originates from the profit potential inherent in the patentability of new
pharmaceuticals and genetically modified
Contrary to the Founders' intentions, intellectual property
in this case stymies scientific development, because science progresses by
building on the results of previous science.
When the incentive is to
conceal instead of to share, this is no longer possible. What else could we
expect from the conversion of scientific knowledge into
property, which is nothing else than
the enclosure of part of the
commons into a private holding?" - Charles Eisenstein
Intellectual property rights were initiated to compensate the creator of an
original work - not to protect the withholding of scientific knowledge that
could help alleviate human misery for one
hundred years while filling the coffers of the international corporation
with ill-gotten gains.
This is the main reason that America is no
longer competitive in the global
If you keep the information from those who could use
it to create new business models and methodologies you reduce the ability of
the cutting edge American entrepreneur to compete against global corporate
corporations to withhold proprietary knowledge that could benefit the human
race is immoral and constitutes a crime against humanity.
proprietary knowledge ownership by the elite few is paid for with massive
avoidable human suffering and
avoidable loss of human
2003 Environmentalists sight
environmental impact studies to point out that federal land-use plans for
national parks and forests wll have long-term negative effects on the
Solution: Feds stop
conducting environmental impact studies and begins shuttering Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA) libraries.
Department of Education data shows public charter schools, promoted as a
solution to public school woes, are lagging regular public schools in
Solution: Feds stop
collecting data on charter school performance.
2005 Congressionally mandated annual State Department
report on international terrorism showed that terrorism worldwide is on the
Solution: Feds stop
inclusion of statistics on international terrorism.
2006 Feds decide public information in many federal libraries
should no longer be publically available.
Thousands of people lose
access to research materials as the US government closes and downsizes
libraries that house collections vital to scientific investigation and the
enforcement of environmental laws.
The work of John C. Mather, leading
to the astrophysicist's sharing of the 2006 Nobel Prize in Physics for shedding
new light on the Big Bang theory of creation, was done at the NASA library in
Greenbelt, Maryland one of the libraries slated for closure.
completely absurd. The
library is a national treasure. It is probably the single strongest library for
space science and engineering." - John C. Mather, 2006 Nobel Prize in Physics
Corporate run federal government is
indifferent to transparency and to
scientific solutions to pressing problems.
Political solutions grease the wheels of corruption.
headquarters library where patrons conduct research on
telecommunications and government
finance is shuttered.
DOE headquarters library collects literature for
government scientists and citizens on the effects of radiation exposure is
Environmental Protection Agency
headquarters library as well as the chemical library in the nation's
capital that helped toxicologists assess health effects of
chemicals as well as regional
libraries in Chicago, Kansas City and Dallas
EPA libraries handled more than 134,000 research
requests the previous year.
They house and catalog an estimated 50,000
documents on environmental issues that
are available nowhere else, serve as the institutional repositories for
internal documentation and commercially published literature about a broad
array of environmental topics including the Clean Air Act,
mercury and pesticides, and global
climate change and operate public reading rooms that provide access to EPA
publications and databases.
information generated with taxpayer dollars is now not available to the public
and the scientists who need it.
This is the beginning of the
elimination of all these government libraries.
We have an
administration that does not have a commitment to access to information." -
Emily Sheketoff, American Library Association's
Library Association (MLA) and the Association of Academic Health Sciences
Libraries (AAHSL) wish to express our concern regarding the $2.5 million cut to
the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Library Network that was included in
the FY07 President's budget request.
This $2.5 million cut would reduce
the EPA Library Network's budget by 80%. The EPA has already begun to shut down
its libraries and to reassign staff.
We understand that EPA library
services are now greatly reduced or no longer available to the general public
in agency regional offices serving 19 states." - Jean Shipman, AHIP, President
Medical Library Association & Logan Ludwig, President Association of
Academic Health Sciences Libraries
"We understand that the EPA is
in the process of closing libraries and dispersing and destroying materials.
Over the past 36 years, EPA libraries have accumulated a vast and
invaluable trove of public health and environmental information, including at
least 504,000 books and reports, 3,500 journal titles, 25,000 maps, and 3.6
million information objects on microfilm.
EPA officials are dismantling
what is likely one of our country's most comprehensive and accessible
collections of environmental materials.
These actions are being
undertaken in accordance with the budget request the President submitted for
fiscal year 2007.
Congress, however, has approved neither the
President's 2007 budget request nor the library closure." - Bart Gordon,
Ranking Member Committee on Science; John D. Dingell, Ranking Member Committee
on Energy and Commerce; Henry Waxman, Ranking Member Committee on Government
Reform; James L. Oberstar, Ranking Member Committee on Transportation and
On March 20, 2007 a memorandum from Daniel B.
Mulhollan, the director of the Congressional Research Service, directed
all agency staffers to not allow any information to be disseminated to the
The Congressional Research Service in the past released
information that it had gleaned at taxpayer's expense.
The idea was the
spreading of knowledge gathered at the public's expense.
(makes it hard
to know what is going on when the flow of information ends)
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This website defines a
new perspective with which to engage reality to which its author adheres. The
author feels that the falsification of reality outside personal experience has
forged a populace unable to discern propaganda from reality and that this has
been done purposefully by an international corporate cartel through their
agents who wish to foist a corrupt version of reality on the human race.
Religious intolerance occurs when any group refuses to tolerate religious
practices, religious beliefs or persons due to their religious ideology. This
web site marks the founding of a system of philosophy named The Truth of the
Way of the Lumière Infinie - a rational gnostic mystery religion based
on reason which requires no leap of faith, accepts no tithes, has no supreme
leader, no church buildings and in which each and every individual is
encouraged to develop a personal relation with the Creator and Sustainer
through the pursuit of the knowledge of reality in the hope of curing the
spiritual corruption that has enveloped the human spirit. The tenets of The
Truth of the Way of the Lumière Infinie are spelled out in detail on
this web site by the author. Violent acts against individuals due to their
religious beliefs in America is considered a "hate crime."
This web site
in no way condones violence. To the contrary the intent here is to reduce the
violence that is already occurring due to the international corporate cartels
desire to control the human race. The international corporate cartel already
controls the world economic system, corporate media worldwide, the global
industrial military entertainment complex and is responsible for the collapse
of morals, the elevation of self-centered behavior and the destruction of
global ecosystems. Civilization is based on cooperation. Cooperation does not
occur at the point of a gun.
American social mores and values have
declined precipitously over the last century as the corrupt international
cartel has garnered more and more power. This power rests in the ability to
deceive the populace in general through corporate media by pressing emotional
buttons which have been preprogrammed into the population through prior
corporate media psychological operations. The results have been the destruction
of the family and the destruction of social structures that do not adhere to
the corrupt international elites vision of a perfect world. Through distraction
and coercion the direction of thought of the bulk of the population has been
directed toward solutions proposed by the corrupt international elite that
further consolidates their power and which further their purposes.
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