"Historically, society evolves in cycles from one
governed by imagination,
custom to one governed by rational understanding and that, in turn,
declines into a society governed
by imagination." - Giambattista Vico
participatory society would be one that has the same basic institutions at its
core, of course with variation from case to case, as any other participatory
society and those would be the core institutions of polity, kinship,
community/culture, economy, and connections to ecology and other nations." -
Culture may be defined as: thought
patterns and beliefs
socially transmitted behavior
lifestyle formed by
'civilization' at a particular
stage of intellectual and
attitudes and behavior
that characterize the functioning of a group
culture honored the value of hard work,
'character' - a function of
individual moral fiber.
American culture evolved with coming of the
Eastern European Jews.
Modern American antiCulture
personality of celebrity:
charisma, political correctness,
wealth, and transhuman
immortality through allopathic
Embedded deep within
the American psyche is technological utopianism.
"Many fresh college graduates
knowledge of reality is remarkably limited.
The notion of learning
from a tight knit family community
is just part of what has passed from what is now called
American culture." - Frederick
social is defined as:
relating to communal
in an amalgamation
evolution of groups of people
symbiotic union through
of or relating to
human societies and their
time spent marked by
informal social gathering, as of the members of a church
a party of humans
assembled to promote sociability and communal activity
Cultural conditioning is the social process in which authority
figures such as parents, professors, politicians, religious leaders, peers, and
the media define cultural values, beliefs and ethical systems.
conditioning can easily short circuit critical thinking.
The best cure
for cultural conditioning is immersion in an alien culture.
Keep in mind that the manner in
which behavior is approved or disapproved is directly related to taboo within
Anything outside expectations is interpreted as strange,
absurd, or a
perceives current mannerisms as "the
"No person can develop without being influenced
by other people and their personalities,
or by the values imbued by his
civilization, moral and religious traditions."
An irony of modern life is
that, in spite of spectacular increases in
material abundance and
centuries of technological progress, hunter-gatherers, people who have lived
with almost no material possessions, have enjoyed lives in many ways as
satisfying and rewarding as lives led in the industrial North.
theory justifies the existing economic
use, and extremely unequal distribution of
The melting pot is a
metaphor for a
heterogeneous society becoming more
the different elements "melt together" as in the crucible creating
an amalgamated harmonious alloy.
society becomes more heterogeneous through
the influx of foreign
elements with different cultural background which creates cultural disharmony within the
The melting-together metaphor,
amalgamation, was in use by the 1780s.
Barnum writes to US consuls in countries around the world hoping to acquire
what he refers to as "specimens" from different cultures and races to exhibit
to the public.
He ultimately contracted with people from
Australia, Europe, the
American West, and Africa - some against
their will - to be part of the circus's sideshows exhibited in the animal
1908 The exact term "melting pot"
comes into general usage in the US after it was used as a metaphor describing a
fusion of nationalities, cultures and ethnicities in the play of the same
The owners of
America are looking to make the people into titanium.
relates to personal
apperception and personal
mythology grounds you in the noumenon giving
you an abode.
individual has a unique personal mythology.
mythology is in relation to
Culturally specific mythology
grounds you in the culture.
Mythology intends to break
the boundaries of the
allows examination of reality from
- specific wisdom of life.
intent of mythology is to
integrate the individual
into the culture.
Indigenous mythology integrates
an individual into the field of nature.
Wetiko cultural mythology makes
an enemy of mankind.
Mythology attempts to
unite rational thought
with mystical vision.
specific myths create culturally specific
The same power that
animates our lives animates all the life on Earth.
This web site is not a commercial web site and
is presented for educational purposes only.
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
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 coöperation.
Coöperation does not occur at the point of a gun.
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
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