"As human beings we live in a tragically
ambiguous condition, but
as human beings we must assume responsibility for
Simone de Beauvoir
A member of the genus Homo,
family Hominidae, order Primates,
class Mammalia, haveing a human
form characterized by erect posture and an opposable thumb, especially a
member of the only extant species, Homo Sapiens, distinguished by
a highly developed brain, the
capacity for abstract reasoning, and the
ability to communicate by means of
organized speech and record information in a variety of symbolic
Note: Exhibits unique
characteristics that distinguish it from the rest of the animal kingdom; first
and foremost being the use of symbology to convey non-tangible abstract thought
patterns and conceptual structures to others of its kind.
"Man would not appear less subjected to the
laws of Nature when naked in the forest
painfully seeking his sustenance, than when living in civilized society
surrounded with ease, or enriched with greater experience, plunged in luxury, where he every
day invents a thousand new wants and discovers a
thousand new modes of supplying them." - Paul-Henri Thiry, Baron d'Holbach
An adult male human who
may or may not belong to a specific trade, profession, group, nationality, or
other category, as in: herdsman,
workman; spokesman; congressman
Adult males, in most existing human
social cultures, must bury their
emotions. Males are just as sensitive as females but due to
social cultural conditions males
are typically not allowed to express their emotions. Males that do express
their emotions are looked upon as weak - unable to control their emotions.
Males that do not express emotions, or only anger, are looked upon as strong in
these social cultures.
An adult female human who may or may not belong
to a specific trade, profession, group, nationality, or other category, as in:
washerwoman; congresswoman; saleswoman
social cultures females are
allowed to express their emotions.
Females can cry but a male that cries
is seen as weak.
Females are easily attracted to ornamentation.
This is understandable in the fact that with animals, especially with
birds, the females are attracted to the ornamentation of their more brightly
colored male companions.
social culture paralleled animal
social structures then you would expect the males to be the most highly
ornamented. And they were the first to wear high heels - horseback
Looking back in history we see that military men tend to be the
most highly ornamented individuals within a
social culture, possibly with
the exception of royalty or the ruling class. Ornamentation has been used as a
social culture status symbol
throughout history across the face of the Earth.
Social status of men and women in the
global consumer culture is still judged by clothing - cut, material, style and
It should be noted that in the global consumer culture of
today the female is typically the one that is the most highly ornamented which
is a reversal of the order seen in the nature.
"People, even more than things, have to be
reclaimed, and redeemed;
never throw out anyone." - Audrey Hepburn
humanAs a human:
have been given an animal body.
It will be the only one you get this
Many tools and resources are included with your
Personal experience is your first and most valuable
Personal experience will teach you Lessons of Life.
of Life are uniquely your own.
Lessons of Life will be presented in
various forms until you have learned.
Lessons of Life piercing the
Veil of Cognitive
Blindness may be painful.
Trust deep emotion as emotional
intelligence wells up from the catalog of your Life contained within the
Lessons of Life.
When you have learned a Life Lesson, you can go on to
the next Life Lesson.
To avoid obstacles, pits and deadends that you do
not have physical experience with learn to use
the human intellect.
the human intellect to decipher the
symbols left by the experience of an other to avoid deadends, obstacles and
pits that other's have fallen
there is a direct physical threat 'there' is not better than
Human beings have abilities other mammals do not
share. Perhaps the foremost overriding ability
is recognizing our ultimate physical demise.
This takes us out the
moment, out of unity consciousness and into pondering our future.
remember the Creator kicked us out of the Garden of Eden when we recognized
differentiation and entered duality under the spell of magical
Human beings have the ability to understand and mimic the
emotions of an other human being simply due to the
mirror neuron empathy
circuits hardwired into our bicameral brains
through which we learn socialization skills and basic movement.
beings, jointly, have the ability to transform the natural
environment for purposes benificial for
life or detrimental to life through technology.
Perhaps the most
astounding ability that seems to be misundertsood although nearly universal is
the the ability to thoroughly convince
ourselves of the existence of a false reality other than the physical one
that actually exists.
necessary at some level in certain ways at different times to emotionally
continue to live.
"What gets us through life is just the right
amount of delusion - enough to fool us into
feeling relatively good about ourselves but not so much as to exceed our own
credulity. Healthy people can be deluded
into greater happiness when granted the mere illusion of control over their
environment. Learning how to
delude ourselves may be a key to
mental health." -
such large heads. Unlike the foal who shortly after birth climbs to her wobbly
legs, a human infant can do nothing for itself. Upon birth each and every human
is dependent on other humans for EVERYTHING.
I remember that time in my
childhood that I looked with marvel and awe at the abilities of the giants that
took care of me.
Along with the compassion the giants showed me they
also showed me anger when my behavior was unacceptable to a strange set of
At times these rules were easy to understand - don't hit your
sister, it makes her cry (and upsets the giants).
At other times the
unspoken rules were unwittingly broken and the anger of the giants was provoked
unleashing a cascade of pain and sorrow.
The most important thing to
each and every human infant is the feeling of belonging, feeling the embrace of
the protective "giant" and soothing the anger of the angry "giant" through
compliance or distraction.
Buried deeply in the subconscious are the
keys which unlock emotional reactions.
These emotional "keys"
originally turned in response to the actions of the "giants" remain in place
Buried deeply in the subconscious as we grow into
adults is the old memory of the giants who cared for us as infants.
"The human being who can do without Brahma and
makes no effort to realize Brahma is not a human being at all; while if he were
able to understand Brahma, then that would not be Brahma. The authentic human
being, then, is one who is never free from striving, who turns restlessly and
endlessly about the light of the majesty of Brahma." - Rumi
"A human society would never willingly harm nature.
This is away of saying that violence is not a part of
human nature. Obviously, human beings
are quite capable of violence, but that does not mean that violence is our
destiny. The Barbaric Heart is not a
reflection of some innate disposition in humans. It is a primitive ethic. The
assumption that violence is our nature turns fatalism into an excuse for more
violence. Actually, the truth is even more disturbing. The problem is not with
our nature; it is with our spirit. As Tolstoy defined it, religious spirit is
the "principle by which a people lives." - Curtis White "Nature in its infinite complexity is ever
growing to a new development. Each successive result becomes the parent of an
additional influence, destined in some
degree to modify all future results. No fresh
thread enters into the texture of that endless web, woven in "the roaring loom
of time" but what more or less alters the pattern. It has been so from the
beginning. As we turn over the leaves of
the Earth's primeval history - as we
hieroglyphics in which are recorded the events of the unknown past, we find
this same ever beginning, never ceasing
change. We see it alike in the organic and the
inorganic - in the decompositions and recombinations of
matter, and in the constantly varying forms
of animal and vegetable life. Old formations are worn down; new ones are
deposited. Forests and bogs become coal
basins; and the now igneous rock was once sedimentary. With an altering
atmosphere, and a decreasing temperature, land and sea perpetually bring forth fresh
races of insects, plants, and animals. All things are metamorphosed; infusorial
shells into chalk and flint, sand into stone, stone into gravel.
Strata get contorted; seas fill up; lands are
alternately upheaved and sunk. Where once rolled a fathomless
ocean, now tower the snow-covered
peaks of a wide-spread, richly-clothed
country, teeming with existence; and where a vast continent once stretched,
there remain but a few lonely coral
islets to mark the graves of its submerged
mountains. Thus also is it with systems, as well as with worlds. Orbits vary in
their forms, axes in their inclinations, suns in their brightness. Fixed only
in name, the stars are incessantly changing
their relationships to each other. New ones from time to time suddenly appear,
increase and wane; whilst the members of each nebulasuns, planets, and their satellites, sweep for
ever onwards into unexplored infinity.
indeed would it be, if, in the midst of this universal mutation, man alone were
constant, unchangeable. But it is not so. He also obeys the law of indefinite variation. His circumstances are ever
altering; and he is ever adapting himself
to them. Between the naked houseless savage, and the Shakspeares and Newtons of
a civilized state, lie unnumbered degrees of difference. The contrasts of
races in form, colour, and feature, are not
greater than the contrasts in their moral and
intellectual qualities. That superiority of sight which enables a
Bushman to see further with the
naked eye than a European with a telescope, is
fully paralleled by the European's intellectual vision. Every age, every nation, every climate, exhibits
a modified form of humanity; and in all times, and amongst all peoples, a
greater or less amount of change is going on.
There cannot indeed be
a more astounding instance of the tenacity with which men will cling to an
opinion in spite of an overwhelming mass of adverse
evidence, than is shown in this
prevalent belief that human
nature is uniform. One would have thought it
impossible to use eyes or ears without learning that mankind vary
indefinitely, in instincts, in morals, in
opinions, in tastes, in rationality, in everything. Even a stroll through the
nearest museum would show that some law of modification was at work. Mark the
grotesque frescos of the Egyptians, or the shadowless
drawings of the Chinese. Does the contrast between these and the works of
European artists indicate no difference in the perceptive powers of the
races? Compare the sculptures of Athens with
those of Hindostan or
Mexico. Is not a greater sense of
beauty implied by the one than the others? But, passing to the more significant
facts supplied by historians and travellers, what are we to think on reading
that the Greeks and Romans had a deity to sanction and patronise every
conceivable iniquity? or when we hear of
Polynesian tribes who believe
that their gods feed upon the souls of the
departed? Surely the characters indicated by such conceptions of Divinity differ somewhat from
In what regard can it be asserted that
human nature is always the same? Is it in
rationality? Is it in justice? Is it in honesty? Is it in want of mercy? Is it in
vindictiveness? Where now is the sameness? It is not in actions as we see. Is
it then in manners and opinions? Certainly not.
nominally held the creed professed by ourselves, the Borderer was most zealous
at his prayers when going on a foray; saints' names were battle cries; bishops
led on their retainers to fight; and the highest
piety was in the slaying of
Saracens. Must not our natures have changed somewhat,
when we translate this same religion into
peace, into philanthropic effort of all kinds, into missionary
enterprise, into advocacy
of temperance, into inquiries about "labour and the poor"? Does the agitation
for the abolition of death punishment
indicate no revolution in men's feelings since the days when Cromwell's body was exhumed, and his head
stuck on Temple Barthe days when criminals were drawn and quartered as
well as hungthe days when church-doors were
covered with the skins of men who had committed
sacrilege? (Good way to reduce
But really it is absurd to argue the matter. The very assertors of
this fixedness of human
nature tacitly disown their belief in it. They constantly stultify
themselves by remarks on differences of national character, on peculiarities in
their friends' dispositions, and on their own special
tastes and feelings. Admissions thus accidentally made quite
invalidate their dogma. To the man of any insight, the mere fact that he
himself changes with circumstances, from day to
day, and from year to year, in sentiments,
capacities, and desires, is sufficient to show that humanity is indefinitely
variable." - Herbert Spencer
"Dark human shapes could be
made out in the distance, flitting indistinctly against the gloomy border of
the forest, and near the
river two bronze figures leaning on tall
spears stood in the sunlight under
fantastic head-dresses of spotted skins, warlike and still in statuesque
repose. And from right to left along the lighted
shore moved a wild and gorgeous apparition of
a woman. She walked with measured steps, draped in striped and fringed cloths,
treading the earth proudly with a slight jingle and flash of barbarous
ornaments. She carried her head high, her hair was done in the shape of a
helmet, she had brass leggings to the knees, brass wire gauntlets to the elbow,
a crimson spot on her tawny cheek, innumerable necklaces of glass beads on her
neck, bizarre things, charms, gifts of witch-men, that hung about her,
glittered and trembled at every step. She must have had the value of several
elephant tusks upon her. She was savage
and superb, wild-eyed and magnificent; there was something ominous and stately
in her deliberate progress. And in the hush that had fallen suddenly upon the
whole sorrowful land, the immense
wilderness, the colossal body of the fecund and mysterious life seemed to look at her, pensive,
as though it had been looking at the image of its own tenebrous and passionate
soul. " - Joseph Conrad
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new perspective with which to engage reality to which its author adheres. The
author feels that the falsification of reality outside personal experience has
created 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 Life - 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 Life are
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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.
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
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directed toward solutions proposed by the corrupt international elite that
further consolidates their power and which further their purposes.
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