We can be clever, we can hone our skills in being loving while also properly asserting ourselves, speaking truth to power, protecting the helpless, standing between the innocent and evil. Mahatma Gandhi showed how this works and how effective it can be.

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*You Are Your Enemies … and Your Heroes* … Ultimately, as both Stanislav Grof, in his holotropic breathwork, and Roger Woolger, in his past-lives therapy, have discovered, we have had many lives and been both king and pauper, thief and priest, rapist and abuse victim, sinner and do-gooder, Hitler and Martin Luther King, Jr. Each of us is Martin Luther King, Jr., inside, that is why we are so inspired and attracted to him. Yet each of us is also a Hitler. That is why we need to forgive, even love, everything and everyone. For we are them and we have done and are doing all that … too.

And that is the hardest lesson of all: That we are both the worst as well as the best of that which we see in others.

We should never intentionally harm another. For a part of us is always like them. Certainly, we must protect the innocents, yet there are many ways to do that short of violence. We can be clever, we can hone our skills in being loving while also properly asserting ourselves, speaking truth to power, protecting the helpless from harm, and standing between the innocent and evil. Mahatma Gandhi showed how this works and how effective it can be.

The thing to keep in mind is that we project onto the world what we are not connected with inside and thereby we draw it to us. We bring it to us in an indirect effort to reconnect with it on the inside.

So whatever another presents us with is either an instigation for a new course in our miraculous journey back to Divinity. Or it is a review, and further spiritual practice in, a course we needed and completed in this life. Practice makes perfect, you know.

 

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— this is an excerpt from *Psychology of Apocalypse: Ecopsychology, Activism, and the Prenatal Roots of Humanicide (2018) by Michael Adzema. It is available at Amazon in print and e-book formats. Click link.
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The topic of the what we can do in the current state of the world, with all its threats and challenges, and how we can grow personally in response to them, including activism, is central to several other recent works of mine. They are
  1. *Apocalypse NO: Apocalypse or Earth Rebirth and the Emerging Perinatal Unconscious(2013), 
  2. *Prodigal Human: The Descents of Man* (2016), 
  3. *Planetmates: The Great Reveal* (2014), 
  4. *Wounded Deer and Centaurs: The Necessary Hero and the Prenatal Matrix of Human Events* (2015), 
  5. *Culture War, Class War: Occupy Generations and the Rise and Fall of “Obvious Truths(2013), 
  6. *Apocalypse Emergency: Love’s Wake-Up Call(2013), 
  7. *Funny God: The Tao of Funny God and the Mind’s True Liberation(2015)

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“our strong men and patriarchs would concoct the idea that our Small Accumulators, women, and children would be utterly lost without their telling them what to do”: *Fourteenth Descent — Misogyny*

Fourteenth Descent — Misogyny* … Since men were being controlled by higher ups outside the family, they began taking that model of authoritarian control into the family, as well. This was first applied to children, but at this point it began being directed at women. Wives were required to submit to their mates in a manner similar to the way men were being required to submit outside the family. This soothed men’s humiliation born of submission to other men by having it balanced in the family with being able to experience domination of women, particularly wives. Again, we have Ego stepping in to keep our pain repressed, regardless who around us it might hurt.

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The root of all our problems is our obsession to control and its resulting domination of everything around us. For humans, Ego became the prime motivation in life, towering over everything else and any other impulse.

Nature did just fine for billions of years before us, but we began the rationalization — continuing right up to today — that it now needed us to manage it … to have dominion over it … for it was essentially just a soulless machine. People lived and loved and enjoyed life for millions of years, but our strong men and patriarchs would concoct the idea that our Small Accumulators, women, and children would be utterly lost without their telling them what to do. For — as men told themselves — these underlings were less “divine” and were closer to that dreaded and scapegoated “animal” state — defined as that which is “out of control” and “wild.”

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— this is an excerpt from *Psychology of Apocalypse: Ecopsychology, Activism, and the Prenatal Roots of Humanicide*  (2018) by Michael Adzema.

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The topic of the descents of man is central to the book  *Prodigal Human: The Descents of Man* (2016) by Michael Adzema, and its ideas were first brought laid out in Adzema’s work, *Planetmates: The Great Reveal* (2014).

 

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Hunting, Murder, and Farming–The Seventh, Eighth, and Ninth Descents in the devolution of humans from our noble place in Nature

because of the birth trauma that came with bipedalism, we began an ever-increasing mistrust of the world, which manifested, critically, in our relation to Nature and our feelings about how well we could have our needs met in it. Since we mistrusted, we began controlling. Control came in to fill the gap of mistrust that lay between need and satisfaction.

*Seventh Descent — Hunting*

While in Nature, our needs were taken care of, but with this increasing mistrust and out of the fear that it engendered, we began thinking we needed to augment our vegetarian diet. We began killing planetmates, which we call hunting.

*Eighth Descent — Murder*

Killing planetmates, who are so much like us, and with the repression of conscience required, or, one might say the insensitivity, that came of that, we were able to kill each other. Cain killed Abel is the way The Bible expresses that, metaphorically.

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*Ninth Descent — Farming*

This increased our anxiety and mistrust and the consequent compulsion to control … out of fear of lack of resources … and the next part of Nature that compulsion was directed to was the plant kingdom. We began growing our food…

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“So, the amount of surplus value in any society is equal to the amount of additional suffering that has been created through hierarchy and coercion. The huge structures of civilization are monuments to, and are equal in size to, the size of the freedom lost.”

The Planetmates reveal why civilization equals suffering, Marxism, free life and human misery, enslavement: “The huge structures of civilization are monuments to, and are equal in size to, the size of the freedom lost”:

“…with hired, coerced labor, we have an example of work and free will versus “instinct.” The upshot is that for the worker, that pure pleasure involved in creating something out of relatively nothing, that feeling of awe and magic that one has for that moment identified with the creative principle of the Universe, bringing something from no-thingness into thingness, and had a sense of divinity that way, is denied them.

“There is no planetmate who is similarly deprived.

“So, the amount of surplus value in any society is equal to the amount of additional suffering that has been created through hierarchy and coercion. The huge structures of civilization are monuments to, and are equal in size to, the size of the freedom lost. Surplus value equals additional suffering brought needlessly into an otherwise joyous Nature and occurring as a result of human’s completely unnecessary control obsession.

“The size of public edifice is equal to the amount of enslavement. Consider that next time you look in awe at a city’s skyline.

“Not only are such structures representative of the degree of loss of freedom and degree of suffering but also the size of Ego. These monstrosities are monuments to the degree of separation from Nature and to the size of Ego these Large Accumulators have now and have had, since the beginning of sedentary ways.

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Losing our relatively noble status as egalitarian gather-hunters, we began living in societies where controlling others or being controlled colored all our social interactions, and an incipient class war festered beneath the surface…

*Thirteenth Descent — Hierarchy* … Folks who accumulated more — let us call them Large Accumulators, the earliest of what today we call the *wealthy* — could dominate and control, now, beyond the things of Nature, also their fellow humans. Levels of power arose, with those above dominating those below and those lower on the societal ladder needing to conform and abide by the wishes of those above, for security and sustenance reasons. This is hierarchy, and it comes into play with sedentary living and the rise of centralized living — that is, villages, then cities, then states. All are characterized by a hierarchy of power where those above could call the tune … domination; and the ones below would need to dance to the tune of another, and could no longer pursue ends of their own, which is submission.

Naturally, this inequality of wealth evolved into a hierarchical arrangement of dominance and submission. Each level would control those below while being conforming and sycophantic to all those above. We have an incipient class war and an overt culture war going back to this time. For those at the top would wish to hide the injustice in this setup through social constructions, such as law, mores, and religion, which would divide the classes and keep them pitted against each other, rather than focusing their blame on the ones in control.

Losing our relatively noble status as when we lived in the egalitarian cultures characteristic of gather-hunters, we began living in societies where controlling others or being controlled colored all our social interactions, and an incipient class war festered beneath the surface.

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Why not a hero’s tale; no solitary hero, but billions of heroes. Showing the Universe the story of the impossibly death-defying grasping at life, even as being thrown over the cliff…

Why not a hero’s tale; no solitary hero, but billions of heroes. Showing the Universe the story of the impossibly death-defying grasping at life, even as being thrown over the cliff. The solidarity in flesh, as united as in divine state, grasping single-handedly a bit of root protruding from the very edge above the abyss. And with mighty, united, happy, joyous, then singing, mighty and strong, pulling up, scraping knees, chins, shins, no matter, such incredible unity of peoples around the Globe as hasn’t been seen since the time before that Tower, that time called Babel. That was a time when flesh decided to really stray from remembering and to really become solitary and alone, creating the darkness, which the light is so much sweeter by. Creating the horrible endless times of struggling, of violence, of ego over ego, with no one hearing, no one listening. But every one simply babbeling out THEIR world, their sounds, “The song must be like this!” “It is my song.” “I am divine, who the hell are you to sing while I’m composing my next chorus!?”

And so it began, with the blissful knowledge of Unity with All That Is turning psychotically into

I AM the Unity, I am all that is.

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“We are the myths in motion … are witness to secrets of eternity finally revealed….” “We are players in epic stories of ends of days and beginnings of time….”

“we are the myths in motion … are witness to secrets of eternity finally revealed….”

“we are players in epic stories of ends of days and beginnings of time….”

“Breaking News” (Part Two) is prophecy and good news framed as fiction … and some comedy. We see a coming together of heaven and earth unfold in the near future. With the pulling back of the curtain on the No-Form state of existence, brought about by very real near-death and death-death experiences, humanity finds itself on the brink of re-union with the rest of the consciousnesses of the Universe, which is revealed to be a Universe of Experience, shared.

— From *FUNNY GOD: The Tao of Funny God and the Mind’s True Liberation*

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Reagan, like other Republicans, are able to confuse people, against all the facts and historical record, into thinking that any screwing up, of any time, must have been done by Democrats…

Americans are surrounded by the organized disciplined ongoing assault against them by the Republicans. They are filled up with talking points benefiting the wealthy comprised of simplistic simple-minded irrational mantra … irrational, repetitive, simple slogans.

So, the result is that Democrats don’t end up having a lot of power; they don’t get elected. I saw it happen in presidential election after presidential election. I saw Reagan saying simplistic things, getting all the people pissed off about poor people and about the Soviets.

Not that Reagan said anything indicating any of his policies were going to benefit average folks. No, actually he screwed them, but they still liked him! Because Reagan, like other Republicans, are able to confuse people into thinking that any screwing up, of any time, must have been done by Democrats. They will tell you your poverty now is caused by Democratic policies of the past which actually got us out of depressions, recessions, and created surpluses. 

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a 50% extinction rate, die-off, minimum, within a decade or two … now, you tell me how we’re going to be alive to even see what happens after that kind of extinction…

Scientists are saying we will see a fifty percent die-off rate, extinction, of species within the next twenty to fifty years. That is to say, within that time half the species we see now—well actually about five years ago—will be gone forever… 

…you tell me how we’re going to be alive to even see what happens after that kind of extinction?! Does no one realize how much death that means? Does no one see any interconnections between us and planetmates? The world will come to an end if bankers don’t get money, they told Americans in 2008. And if they did away with roads, or trucks … it’s Mad Max time, right? Well, how about when the bees didn’t show up? One species out of a scientifically estimated five-hundred million species and our economy was going ape shit! What happens with two-hundred-fifty MILLION species gone forever?!

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*Societal God*: this patriarchal god is a product of the elites, creating, for the purposes of wealth and power, such a cultural-economic situation where survival *would* be linked with their largess … or at least, with their permission…

these Veils across reality represent, each, a further removal from an innate Divinity — one that is feminine, felicitous, and kind — to an increasingly neurotic condition, in which the inner Divinity is replaced by a patriarchal god figure, existing somewhere outside oneself. This god represents both a distorted version of innate Divinity as well as the combined results of the parental Veil, occurring at the primal scene, and the community Veil, imposed on the personality at the adolescence and Identity stage of life. This god outside is a not-too-disguised amal­gamation of one’s own parents — in particular, one’s father — and the profile being demanded of all members of the community at the time they are to enter adulthood.

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It is in the sense of this interpretation, then, that it can be said that the god outside oneself, who is, for example, the Yahweh of Abraham, is the god of Society — that is, of economic reality, of survival in this material world. More than that, however, this god represents conformity to that unreal reality as it was set up by a hierarchy with strongmen at the top and fathers at the peak of a corresponding pyramid in the family. Essentially, then, this patriarchal god is a product of the elites, creating, for the purposes of wealth and power, such a cultural-economic situation where survival *would* be linked with their largess … or at least, with their permission. Even further it is seen to be a result of an aggression by the father figure, mirroring the cultural vise of hierarchical societies constraining *him*, and so, acting out the overlooked side of the *Oedipal* crisis.

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