"The lie can be maintained only for such time as the state can shield the people from political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the state to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth becomes the greatest enemy of the state."

Dr. Joseph M. Goebbels, Ministry of Enlightenment, Third Reich


Wednesday, November 19, 2008

ORIGINAL "Regainyourbrain" Quote

This is an excerpt from “The Ultimate Technology”, a chart/mandala and text which was published in Global Eyes 2002, a Melbourne-based electronic music calendar. Here is my first use of the expression “regain your brain.”
“Our brains are actually computers in the true sense..."computare", its Latin root, means "to think or reflect upon." Those number-crunching electronic devices that we call computers actually aren’t! Also, the word "cybernetic" comes from the Greek word "kybernetes", meaning the pilot or navigator of a ship; cybernetics is the science of how biological or electronic systems are capable of guiding themselves...self-navigation. Therefore, we actually are cybernetic computers in the truest etymological sense. We are thinking, reflecting, and self-navigating living bio-technologies. It’s kind of science-fiction sounding…but true nevertheless.
And the fun has just begun! Supposedly we only use about 10% of our brain capacity; and a significant portion of that works to filter out the vast majority of inputs we receive from the cosmos. This means we are missing out on a wide spectrum of possible "realities" which are within and around us all the time. So how do we go about accessing the unseen universe?
The first step is to regain your brain from external sources of "authority" and control which use a host of mass-media to persuade us to see things their way. Turn off your tv and turn on your "global eyes." By realizing that it’s YOUR brain to use for your own purposes, you have empowered yourself with the ability to focus, to upgrade, and to reorganize your cognitional software. YOU are controlling transmission.
The second step is to recognize that you are actively creating and navigating your life by means of continuous decision-making at many levels, conscious and unconscious. Decision-making is a form of self-metaprogramming, or the ability to be fully in control of your inner and outer biotechnologies.
Now you have established a reference frame for exploring inner space. In the holographic universe every person is a center. And since we use our brains/minds in everything we do, inner space is the gateway to the entire omniverse. In a sense, our minds ARE the cosmos.”