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300
The facts of survival are the facts of truth: No facts are acceptable as truth unless they assist the survival of the species, group or individual concerned.


301
That which contributes most to survival, is the greatest truth.


302
There are two main concepts of survival, namely physical survival and spiritual survival.


303
The truth of spiritual survival is a different truth to that of physical survival: Different paradigms are involved in these two truths.


304
A person either thinks in terms of physical survival or spiritual survival and, this choice influences the whole of a person's philosophy and outlook on life.


305
If a person places material values above spiritual values, that person is of physical mind-set (paradigm): If a person places spiritual values above material values, that person is of spiritual mind-set (paradigm).


306
From now on, more and more people worldwide will switch from a physical mind-set to a spiritual mind-set.


307
Most of the newcomers to spiritual mind-set will be 1-2 lifers ... that is, young animal souls, to whom religious belief and fervour come naturally: They will tend to join fundamentalist religions.


308
The Islamic religion will, grow quickly in the Middle-East, Africa and Asia.


309
As fundamentalist religions grow, more governments will become hierarchical theocracies.


310
Islamic theocracies will increasingly seek to repudiate and oppose western material mind-set influences.


311
As Islamic theocracies will not compromise on religious matters and as many western nations are unable to sympathise with Islamic viewpoints, a number of Islamic nations will withdraw from the United Nations (probably by 1995).


312
The switch from a material to a spiritual paradigm is the recognition that in so far as we are spiritual we are richer and, in so far as we are material, we are poorer. It is the feeling of inward strength that is our spirituality ... it is our feeling of well-being ... it is our feeling of worth and self-esteem ... it is our feelings of love, compassion, faith and hope ... it is our feelings of creativity and sheer joy of living ... and, above all, our personal love of God and our experience of God's love for us. Along with all this, is the wonderful feeling that one has entered upon an eternal life which will grow constantly in richness and rewards.


313
Modern spirituality is the recognition that we are standalone spiritual beings ... all-powerful sovereign spirits which have no props and have no need for props ... for we are the children of God.


314
When a monad becomes part of a host, it takes on certain characteristics of its host. Behaviourly, specialisation and role-playing are involved ... and, spiritually, mutual responsibilities are involved. The bonds, between a monad and its host may vary from loose association to absolute integrality: In the latter case, profound personality changes may ensue.


315
A monad is always free to join, or not to join, a host ... and a monad is always free to leave a host. But a host is analagous to a family, and a monad tends to remain with the host which it has freely chosen.


316
Energy is essentially homogeneous and unpolarised. Traumatic shock polarises energy into positive and negative charges.


317
Energy, and its quality-charge, were polarised during the initial phase of the 'big bang' ... and positive energy, and its quality-charge, were entrapped in the forms of protons and positrons.


318
Another example of traumatic polarisation of energy-quality is the traumatic formation of engrams in the human psychic system ... engrams being 'knots' of entrapped positive energy-quality.


319
Traumatised positive energy-quality is potential tension, and awareness of it is activated tension.


320
As monadic awareness clears and releases engrammic energy, so monadic awareness also releases protonic energy: This is the rationale of ever-increasing entropy.


321
The female principle releases positive energy and the entrapped quality of positive energy.


322
Negatively polarised energy is attracted to positively polarised energy in order that it may gain the quality entrapped within positive energy.


323
Positive energy seeks to relieve its tension potential, of entrapped quality, by flowing to negative energy.


324
Negative energy detraumatises positive energy. At the merging of oppositely polarised charges, quality is released and made available to monads.


325
The tremendous attraction of the female principle is that it is a major means by which quality is released to monads.


326
Monads use the female principle to gain access to the quality of mass. The female principle may be described as an ingenious quality stores-issuance function.


327
Monads, in limbo, are drawn to the female egg-womb system, for they know instinctively that this is their best means of access to quality.


328
The female breaks down the protonned and engrammed barriers and releases the entrapped quality ... and makes it available to babies, themselves and their mates.


329
The function of the egg-womb system is to release the quality charge of food-energy to the baby and to the mother. The function of the procreative act is to create a bridge, flow and union, whereby positive and negative are joined and stored quality is released, in a cathartic event which is at once spiritual, chemical, electrical, biological and psychological: The resultant, the fertilised egg, is very highly qualitative. The prospective mother hungers for the child-quality and quality also for herself ... as one desire and one reward. The procreative act itself releases quality and both partners gain from the release.


330
The male and female complementarity equates the proton and electron complementarity. The resolution of opposite polarities is accompanied by a randomisation of energy and quality ... that is, by increased entropy. All natural processes involve the release of quality from mass and its absorption by monads.


331
Compassion arises from our intuitive knowledge that when another suffers we also suffer: Intuitively we know that we are one and Absolute and, though our primary concern is for 'number one', we also feel for our absolute self which is in others.


332
In Absolute and transfinite terms, prediction loses its temporality and becomes insight. As remainder-time collapses and concertinas exponentially, insight gains exponentially, in function and importance.


333
In so far as we concentrate on the future we tend to decrease our concentration on the present. Insight comes from concentration on the here-now. The Absolute is wholly in each moment and nothing is excluded from the here-now. By fully understanding the present, we fully understand the future.


334
Modern man is the acme of negentropic reaction (issuing from the big-bang cold-shock, when absolute heat hit the absolute cold of void) ... and now, from 1945, we have explosive release of cold-shock tension. The 1945 advent heralds the arrival of the 180mya core thermo-nuclear explosion heat at the Earth's surface.


335
The rationale of the big-bang was to create the negentropic pre-conditions for self-realisation, regeneration and new expressions of the Absolute.


336
Prediction science is the science of the quality of insight and, thereby, of all quality.


337
We of the universe, suffered extreme shock 15 billion years ago, and we are still recovering from it.


338
As we teeter on the brink of full-knowledge, our timespace system teeters on the brink of singularity. The system is as sensitive and vulnerable and collapsible as a bubble: Indeed, that is what it is ... a bubble, blown at the instant of the big-bang and cold-set by the absolute cold of void.


339
All things and events are qualitative and transfinite. When we live a memorised happening now, it is not a fake or copy ... it is the real thing: We are actually living it now. Time affects mass and energy but it has no influence over mind. Our mental experiences of times past are just as qualitative and just as real in times present as in times past.


340
All phenomena are negentropic and are means to ends. All time-space expressions are negentropic.


341
The negentropic process is the means by which the Absolute develops and augments itself. By creating negentropic obstacles of itself, the Absolute proceeds to its objectives by a mechanism of contraction, succeeded by expansive quantum leaps.


342
The degree of negentropy of a phenomenon is the degree of its potential entropy.


343
Physical objects, biomass and engrams are all negentropic obstacles and means to ends. Human biomass is a negentropic means to ends.


344
The means to ends of the human race are those by which the Absolute ...


345
The process of negentropic gathering and entropic release, is a kind of propulsion system whereby the Absolute propels itself to greater creation and expansion.


346
The negentropy/entropy phenomenon is an exercise of will, with intent, to objectives.


347
Negentropy is creative and pre-creative.


348
Negentropic phenomena involve all qualities of the Absolute.


349
Negentropy is a tensing or gathering up of qualities ... a coherence or cohesive aggregation of qualities.


350
Conflict, intelligence and the effluxion of time are all entropic agencies ... that is, means of releasing negentropied quality.


351
Quality entrapped negentropically is in a state of tension. All entropic releases are cathartic.


352
When entropic and negentropic forces interact violently, a traumatic reaction occurs.


353
The traumatic function is an entropic queueing function. When a mass hits a black-hole horizon, it explodes and the constituent parts of the exploding body are repelled but retained within the black-hole's gravitational field. The black-hole thus queues its incoming mass-energy for later phases of entropic processing.


354
An implicit question is why a perfect and complete Absolute needs to replicate and expand. The answer is that an Absolute has no limitations: Its completeness is unlimited ... it is a dynamic and ever-developing completeness.


355
Self-realisation may be likened to a white-hole conversion of quality from a negentropic condition to singularity. Incoming negentropic quality is traumatised into engrams while it queues for release and conversion to fully realised singularity.


356
It is what we think we know which prevents us from learning.


357
Knowledge itself is power.


358
Those who want to hear are listening: Only those, who need to know, know.


359
From the time mankind became fully aware of the law of 'survival of the fittest' (as the major evolutionary determinant), the law ceased to operate, with respect to mankind's evolution.


360
When we fully know any thing (including the subject-matter of a law), it becomes subject to our will. To partially know, is to partially command: To fully know, is to fully command.


361
It is not possible to know the future without participating in the future.


362
To know the future is to visit the future.


363
A prophet participates in and influences the activities and events which he prophesises.


364
A prophet and his instruments of prophecy are one and inseparable.


365
Each quality may be perceived as a godded personality, in that each is a particular manifestation of the Absolute. When, in the first commandment, we are commanded to have no other god before the Lord our God, we are warned against worshipping any particular quality. When we love, we must guard against worshipping love; when we make war, we must guard against worshipping war; when we seek wealth, we must guard against worshipping wealth ... and so on. To concentrate upon any one quality, detracts from concentration on the Absolute, which is all qualities. Only by empathising completely with the Absolute may we enter upon our inheritance as children of God.


366
To worship a person, by reason of lovable qualities, or virtues or charisma, is to do a great disservice to that person ... for such worship is contrary to the first commandment.


367
When one focuses on the past, one feels emprisoned in unalterable events ... and there is no feeling of freedom. By contrast, when one focuses on the future, one does have a feeling of freedom ... and a feeling of willing and doing. One may participate in making the future, but one may not unmake the past.


368
Entropy is the universal trend to disintegration and chaos ... and it manifests in innumerable ways. The incidence of crime, civil wars, drug addiction, AIDS, unemployment, inflation, earthquakes, volcanism, climatic changes, hurricanes, droughts, floods and other natural disasters, varies from country to country, but the entropic cause is common to all these phenomena.


369
All qualities, including energy, are absolute and essentially homogeneous and unpolarised. The traumatic shock, of heat meeting cold at the 'big bang' episode, was the cause of polarisation. Traumas and polarities abate over time: At the stage of absolute awareness, they cease to exist.


370
A monad of absolute awareness, an attainer, has no traumas and has no gender polarisation. An attainer is an absolutely loving being, but is neutral as to sex.


371
De-traumatisation and de-polarisation take place as energy/quality is released from mass and made available to monads: This process (entropy) is addressed in the second law of thermodynamics.


372
Prediction and prophecy are insight ... and insight is truth.


373
Those, who move with the tides of the future, glide and do not need to paddle ... but those, who struggle against the current, waste their energy ... and still they are swept along.


374
Detached from the conventional wisdoms, and living as much in the future as the present, the predictor's timeview tends to isolate him. In a way, he is closer to reality and more of a realist than contemporaries, who see him as a visionary.


375
If the predictor is able to sustain himself in his reality, he is in a stronger position than most. If he can remain calm and self-possessed, he will gain further in strength. He must shield himself against uninformed and ill-willed criticism ... and he must, to some extent, be prepared to stand alone ... but, if he remains calm, he will be very strong ... and he will be like a high-rock island, standing solidly among restless seas.


376
A predictor must choose between telling truth as he sees it and telling selective, self-serving truth. In old terms, he must choose between God and mammon.


377
Linguistic patterns themselves have an influence on what individuals perceive, and how they think and act.


378
No individual is free to describe nature with absolute impartiality, but is constrained to certain modes of interpretation, even while he thinks himself most free.


379
The members of a language group share a mediative symbology, peculiar to their group: The symbols of a particular language have meanings and interpretations which are different from those of other languages. A language is a very important component of every person's notational network (to which stimuli are referred, prior to response), and it follows that behavioural responses (to like stimuli) will vary from language group to language group.


380
All observers are not led by the same physical evidence to the same picture of the universe, unless their linguistic backgrounds are similar.


381
Users of different languages are pointed towards different types of observations and to different evaluations of externally similar acts of observation.


382
Western science has been coloured by language: The kind of science which developed in Western Europe could only have come about in a culture with linguistic patterns of a particular character.


383
Languages are means by which we fashion experience and behaviour.


384
Language influences perception of direct natural experience and creates non-perceptual categories that influence world views.


385
A language may impose constraints and directions upon its users but we must remind ourselves that it has been developed by its users to deal more effectively with survival challenges.


386
Each occupational group develops a sub-language, associated with insights and viewpoints peculiar to its members. These sub-languages, with their meanings, become part of the role-playing behaviour of group members. The thousand plus record of established legal maxims gives us an insight into the sub-language of the legal profession. The management group is programmed with concepts such as group dynamics, strategic stance and payback periods and great pre-occupation with the bottom-line. Each occupational group develops its own jargon and, with the jargon, goes viewpoints and attitudes. Medical practitioners eye people in terms of blood pressure and propensity for this or that illness. Insurance people eye us all in terms of life expectancy or accident proneness: They have a well developed special jargon too. We have a great propensity to develop special codes and symbols ... and to adopt associated behavioural patterns: We are natural role-players, natural mimics and natural actors. The languages we adopt are central to the roles we play.


387
It is important for us to be aware of the nature of our mediative networks (personal programming), whether such networks be of ethnic language, occupational language, religion, cultural group, special education, or propositional collections of a general character, such as this present work.


388
The realities of a mediative network may encroach upon the realities of stimulus and response ... even to the extent of becoming the whole of reality.


389
It is a peculiarity of human mediative networks that they tend to become generative. They tend to take on a life of their own and, being themselves notational and propositional, they produce new additional notations and propositions.


390
Successful means tend to become ends, objects and realities: So it is with mediative networks (programmes).


391
Our perceived universe is our mediative network ... our programming. We may readily posit that each generation builds upon its genetically inherited programmes, but are they self-sustaining and self-activating? our species may be of singularity and it may create its own environment, as it develops ... and its environment may be of itself and one with itself. Our species may be completely self-sustaining and self-activating.


392
If our species is a solus absolute, upon the void, all investigations and research are aimed at discovering the nature of this absolute.


393
It may well be that, as we discover the nature of the absolute, we create the absolute: Discovery and creation may be transfinitely integrated functions.


394
Instead of conceiving of notational networks as being mediative between stimulus and response, we should conceive of notational networks as a total reality which initiates its own stimuli and responses.


395
As the Absolute's environment is of itself, so our environment is of ourselves. When we enquire as to our environment, we enquire as to ourselves.


396
As the Absolute is wholly in each of its parts, each part is Absolute, and we humans are Absolute beings. As the Absolute's notational networks are self-sustaining and self-initiating, our human notational networks are likewise Absolute, self-sustaining and self-initiating.


397
It may be said that everything is the Absolute and that we explain everything in terms of itself ... and that it follows that we can rationalise anything.


398
If truth is part and whole of the Absolute, all is truth.


399
If we can rationalise anything as truth, are we not left in a state of confusion and indecision? No! The final determinant is always our will. By will, we select our truths and proceed with our actions.


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