"With reference to phenomena of a
ponerogenic nature , mere proper
knowledge alone can begin the healing of individual humans by helping their
minds regain harmony." - Andrew M.
"Epiphaneous knowing presupposes
organs for insight,
knowing requires new instruments." - Arthur
"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 and treasured within the tabernacle of His grace, may be made
manifest unto you." - Bahá'u'lláh
"However much you study, you cannot know without
A donkey laden with books is neither an intellectual nor a wise
Empty of essence, what learning has he whether upon him is firewood or
- Saadi of Shiraz
Knowledge is defined
the state or
fact of knowing.
information about something.
the sum or range of what has been
perceived, discovered, or
that which is or may be
known; the object of an
understanding gained through
experience or study.
that familiarity which is gained by
actual experience; practical
skill; as, a knowledge of life.
that which is gained and preserved by
knowing; instruction; acquaintance;
enlightenment; learning; scholarship;
act or state of
perception of fact,
truth, or duty; certain
Knowledge differs from
data or information in that new
knowledge may be created from existing knowledge using logical
inference. If information is
data plus meaning then
knowledge is information plus processing.
The Three Forms of Knowledge
Ibn EI-Arabi of Spain instructed his followers in this most
ancient dictum: There are three forms of knowledge.
The first is
intellectual knowledge, which is in
fact only information and the collection of facts, and the use of these to
arrive at further intellectual
concepts. This is intellectualism.
Second comes the knowledge of emotional states, which includes both
emotional feeling and strange states of being in which man thinks that he has
perceived something supreme but cannot avail himself of it. This is
intelligence springs from knowledge of emotional states.
True Knowledge, which is called the
Knowledge of Reality. In this form,
man can perceive what is right, what is true, beyond the boundaries of thought
scientists concentrate upon the first
form of knowledge.
experientalists use the second form.
Others use the two combined, or either one alternatively.
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. These are the real Sufis, the Dervishes who have
obscure, esoteric, and secret
knowledge (proprietary)Throughout history humans
have formed secret
societies that claimed to hold obscure, esoteric or
knowledge. The Knights Templar, Freemasons,
Rosicrucians, Gnostic Christians, etc.
Each of these, in reality, held
truths to reality that gave them an advantage over other
humans. For example, Freemasons that began as
a guild of masons working in the
Middle Ages to build cathedrals. Architects still
marvel at the skill of the builders,
only stones a man could lift and mortar (steel = nonexistent). (Aside: Building
with this size of stone block was first introduced by
Akhenaten, who preceded
worship of one God.
Akhenaten married Nefertiti and sired
A secret society is organized group, that may or may not
attempt to conceal its existence, whose activities, events, and inner
functioning are concealed from non-members. Secret societies draw members by
claiming esoteric, obscure or secret knowledge which they share exclusively
with their membership that creates an advantage over non-members. This form of
knowledge is considered to be owned and a payment must be rendered for its use
which benefits the group as a whole.
A corporation is like a secret
society in that it holds secret knowledge that it does not share with
outsiders. When a corporation owns knowledge it is given another term -
proprietary knowledge. Proprietary knowledge
has created extremely adverse effects for the human race.
On the one
hand a corporation may not
benefit from it's discoveries' if all knowledge is available to all.
other hand information that is
retained by the corporation as
proprietary knowledge that could and should
be in the public domain is likely to cause adverse effects.
examples of this are found in throughout
The information on
the adverse effects of smoking tobacco
laced with more than 900chemicals
that facilitate nicotine delivery is proprietary information.
Proprietary information includes the true status of
DynCorp activities in Colombia, Bolivia,
Peru, Iraq and
information includes the chemical industry information that
asbestos, fluoride, polychlorinated biphenyls,
phthalates, pyrethroids, polybrominated diphenyl ethers,
mercury are harmful to the environment and
to human health.
corporations hold proprietary
information on the effects of drugs in
If a corporation has
knowledge that it's products are harmful
should it be required to disclose that knowledge or, as this
knowledge is proprietary information, should
a corporation be able to
withhold it's knowledge knowing full well the
extent of the damage being caused in the
corporations quest for
Or suppose a
corporation made a startling
discovery that would ease human burden but did not have the resources to put
this knowledge to use. Should this
knowledge be locked away or should it be
Corporations search for strategic advantages. In the past
corporations have focused on two forms of strategic advantage: structural and
capability-based. Many barriers to access to knowledge in the past were
erected. A shift is underway in which it is easier to access knowledge due to
the internet. This shift undermines
traditional approaches to the structural advantage of knowledge barriers by
systematically reducing barriers to entry and movement.
capabilities are increasingly vulnerable - they represent knowledge stocks that
depreciate at an accelerating rate. Unless they are rapidly refreshed by
knowledge flows, these capabilities rapidly lose their power to differentiate."
- John Hagel III and John Seely Brown
Privileged access to a growing and
diverse set of knowledge flows allows corporations to plan in advance.
Corporations that control knowledge flows will be more successful in developing
concentration points for relevant knowledge.
"In a world where new
knowledge arises continually in unexpected places, this positional advantage
will be very powerful. It will provide early visibility into new emerging
innovation opportunities. Anyone who orchestrates large and diverse ecosystems
of participants can establish this kind of positional advantage. Corporations
can become overwhelmed with knowledge flows if they have not developed the
capability to filter, engage and apply the knowledge that can be accessed
through this privileged position." - John Hagel III and John Seely Brown
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. Unless they have a clear sense of direction that can
help them to filter and prioritize the knowledge flows that matter the most,
they will be easily distracted. Tacit knowledge, the most valuable, can only be
accessed through trust-based relationships.
"Filtering 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
"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 property.
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.
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 organisms.
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
rights were initiated to compensate the creator of an original work - not
to withhold scientific knowledge that could help alleviate human misery for one
hundred years while filling the coffers of the international corporation with
This is one of the reasons that America is no longer
competitive in the global marketplace. 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 elite conglomerates.
Allowing corporations to withhold
proprietary knowledge that could benefit the human race is immoral and
constitutes a crime against humanity. Critical proprietary knowledge ownership
by the elite few is paid for with massive avoidable human suffering and
avoidable loss of human
To be acquainted with.
To be cognizant or
To have fixed in
To regard as true beyond
To be assured; to
perceive as familiar;
To discern the character or
To be able to distinguish;
recognize as distinct.
To possess knowledge, understanding, or information.
To perceive directly; grasp in
the mind with clarity or certainty.
To have first
hand knowledge of states, situations,
emotions, or sensations.
To have a practical
understanding of, as through
experience; be skilled
To recognize; to distinguish; to
discern the character of; as, to
individual's face or
To have knowledge; to have a
clear and certain perception; to possess
wisdom, instruction, or
To be acquainted with; to
be no stranger to; to be more or less familiar with the
individual, character, etc., of;
to possess experience of; as, to
know an author; to know the
rules of an organization.
"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." -
hidden knowledgeAt the end
of 2006 the federal government under the
George W. Bush administration
decided that public information in many federal libraries should no longer be
generally available. Thousands of people are losing access to research
materials as George W. Bush
administration closes and downsizes libraries that house collections vital
to scientific investigation and the
enforcement of environmental
Several federal libraries are closed or
closing. others have reduced staffing, hours of operation, public access or
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
"It is 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
In Washington, books are
boxed at an Environmental Protection Agency
library that helped toxicologists assess health effects of
chemicals. The General Services
Administration headquarters library where patrons conducted research on
finance was shuttered this year,
as was the Department of Energy headquarters library that collected literature
scientists and citizens - effects of
radiation exposure to worker's
The downsizing, especially at the
Environmental Protection Agency, demonstrates
the George W. Bush administration
government and to
scientific solutions to many pressing problems. In addition to
shutting its headquarters library and a
chemical library in the nation's
capital, the Environmental Protection Agency has
closed regional libraries in Chicago, Kansas City and Dallas.
Environmental Protection Agency libraries handle
more than 134,000 research requests each year from the Agency's
scientific and enforcement staff, 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
global climate change and
operate public reading rooms that provide access to Environmental Protection Agency publications and
The Environmental Protection
Agency's compliance office expressed concern that cuts could weaken
efforts to enforce environmental
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, head of the American Library Association's Washington
"The Medical 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
Environmental Protection Agency Library
Network's budget by 80%. The Environmental
Protection Agency has already begun to shut down its libraries and to
reassign staff. We understand that Environmental
Protection Agency 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
understand that the Environmental Protection
Agency is in the process of closing libraries and dispersing and destroying
materials. Over the past 36 years, Environmental
Protection Agency's 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
Environmentalists sight environmental impact studies to
point out that George W. Bush
administration's land-use plans for
our national parks and forests could have long-term negative effects on the
George W. Bush administration stopped
conducting environmental impact studies and is shuttering the EPA
In 2004, data released by the Department of Education showed
that public charter schools, promoted by
the George W. Bush administration as a
solution to public school woes, were lagging regular public
schools in performance.
Solution: The George W. Bush administration stopped
collecting data on charter school
In 2005, a congressionally mandated annual State
Department report on international
showed that terrorism
worldwide was on the rise.
George W. Bush administration stopped inclusion of statistics on international
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.
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 public.
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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.
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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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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 central banking
system, mass 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
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 mass media by pressing emotional buttons which have been preprogrammed
into the population through prior mass 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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