The late, great, Robert Anton Wilson, a still revered author and magician, was a passionate advocate of the Cosmic Schmuck principle, which he states rather honestly and humbly below.
“My cosmic schmuck principle holds that if you occasionally notice that you’ve been thinking or acting like a cosmic schmuck, you will become less of a cosmic schmuck, and the more often you notice that you’re thinking and acting like a cosmic schmuck, the less of a cosmic schmuck you become. On the other hand, if you never, never, never suspect you might be thinking or acting like a cosmic schmuck, you will remain a cosmic schmuck for the rest of your life.”
Schmuck. It sounds worse than Fuck. It is. Its origin is the Yiddish way of calling someone a Dick. For a Jew, that means wanting to slice off the foreskin of your penis, just so you never forget that GOD OWNS YOU…BITCH. And who is the group that speaks most vocally for GOD these days? Who pulls the levers behind all the world’s religions and drives them into a frothing, apocalyptic, end times ecstasy? Why the GAONIM, of course.
Never heard of them? Of course, you haven’t. They wear a cloak of invisibility right out in the middle of broad daylight, for all to see, with today’s lesson in magick being brought to you by the letter “G”.
Back to the word and the philosophic principle now immortally married forever. Schmuck also means Fool, especially the contemptible kind. One feels no remorse for a schmuck when bad fortune arrives because there is the feeling that he deserved it by bringing it on to himself with poor thinking or boorish behavior.
So Wilson puts forth the idea that a life without self-reflection is a life that’s really difficult to live with. It’s a very New York way of translating the very high wisdom of Aristotle to the ignorant masses.
And herein lies the great question of my human existence,
“How is it, especially in this day and Age of unparalleled technological breakthrough, that there is still such a condition in our societies as “ignorant masses”?
This question ultimately burned a hole right into the pre-fabricated life Others had made for me. In 2003, when I first wrote Dummy by Nature?, I was being driven furiously mad by the information that my life was being decided by third parties not interested in my human values at all. To them, I was a voiceless slave. I can write and speak out against the situation all I want. To Them, it is the mere bleating of a sheep; a sheep that will many times be fleeced and most definitely, finally slaughtered, at the most profitable moment.
As the recently departed David Bowie once sang in collaboration with Queen’s Under Pressure,
“It’s the terror of knowing what this world is about. Watching my good friends scream LET ME OUT!”
OUT. Sounds like Freedom to me. Most people who suffer through Life take freedom to mean Death, or at least pray that that is what Death truly is.
That’s quite an interesting facet of human life; this tendency of ours to wish for death. But Death is not freedom. It is transformation. Whether that transformation is FREEING, or even more deeply CAPTIVATING, is determined by the CHOICES BEING MADE in the OPERATIONAL AWARENESS of the INDIVIDUATED CONSCIOUSNESS. That’s YOU.
Is that YOU a DUMMY or is it DIVINE?
If YOU ARE DIVINE, then the task of living is to ultimately come to terms with YOURSELF and to learn to TRUST in your own loving wisdom and power. You will find that all the strings that have been pulled in your life were initiated by you and for you, and carried out by the agencies and offices of The Universe that You, in your own brilliance, love, wisdom and power, set in motion for your own pleasure. Enjoy the ride for lifetimes to come. Unless you want to forget, that is.
It’s the forgetful part of our natures that cause us to be harsh with ourselves and others, leading to the creation of hurtful words like Schmuck, Dummy and Goy. It’s the purposefully ignorant parts of ourselves that endlessly subject our beautiful lives to external authorities that blare out of all forms of mass miscommunication.
You put those external authorities there. You can fire them at any time, too.
I will admit to being a bit of schmuck in my own unlearning process these many years on. Mr. Wilson also had another great teaching that took me awhile to learn:
TRUTH is non-simultaneously apprehended.
That means we don’t all “get it” at the same time. But knowledge of the Divine reminds us of the fact that WE ALL DO GET IT EVENTUALLY. For if God is indeed inside of each and every one of us, and God is no Dummy…then perfect peace and happiness is only a matter of TIME.
So do not worry about the fact that chemtrails are raining poison down into the very eco-systems upon which all our lives depend. Do not bother yourselves that the former USA is caught up in the most horrific genocide since its people wiped out over 12 million Native Americans off the face of Turtle Island. Let your heart not be troubled by the deliberate destruction of our food supply, or the intentional damage being done to your children’s immune systems and psyches through toxic vaccinations and religious circumcisions. Forget all the talk about freedom and happiness and stupid things like rights and civil liberties.
If you are a DUMMY, then you will always be at the mercy of those pulling your strings, Illuminati or otherwise, even if the string-pulling is accomplished by harmful technotronic devices like television sets, which have been pumping behavior inducing patterns into living rooms and bedrooms for decades now. You’ll never be able to turn off those sets and stop drinking your fluoridated water and start thinking for yourself.
You’ll rarely step out in Nature without an electronic device implanted on you somewhere. You’ll miss all the beautiful tweets that the Gods can send you in the language of animal totems and naturally awesome signs because you’ll be looking into that shiny screen, waiting for it to tell you the next thing to think about.
You won’t care, You Big Dummy, as Redd Fox and all the other very talented actors who live inside that flat-screen wonderland steal your life away, one laugh and endless commercials at a time. Your high-fructosed fat ass will absolutely love the hopeless inertia you feel as your body begins to age and become even more powerless to break away from the TV screen. And once your Dummy self gets a hold of some virtual reality blinders, you may as well put your spiritual evolution in cryogenic storage, for it won’t be long until you find your body there, too. Welcome to the Matrix of Dummy Immortality.
And when you, at the time of your own choosing, finally decide to TASTE the GRAIL of TRUE IMMORTALITY, then REMEMBRANCE will come to you, and you will be a Dummy no more.
For me, it will be a grand delight to see the day when a great multitude on this planet consciously accept and embrace their own divinity and create a world that truly inspires everyone to give their best living efforts to the glory of LIFE itself.
While those days may seem far off, the fact that they have been SEEN means that it will come to pass. As a divine being in my own right, I will it so, and speed its manifestation with every breath of the mortal lifeform I’m building it with right now.
I again invite your participation.
DUMMY BY NATURE?
Humans Stuck on Their Physical Selves
(10-20-03) – The great voice of modern out-of-body pioneers, Robert Monroe, used to teach those who sought the OBE (out-of-body experience) an affirmation which began with the sentence,
“I am more than my physical body.”
As my own personal unlearning journey proceeds, the understanding imparted in that affirmation takes on deeper and deeper relevance. Confined to the perception that Who We Are ends at our skin, many humans continue to flounder in an earth-bound existence replete with struggle and powerlessness. It is clear that almost all of us are dummies of one kind or another.
Before your ego takes offense to what was just written, first look at the definition for this rather insightful word. According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, the word “dummy” has, as one of its meanings;
One seeming to act independently, but in reality, controlled by another.
It is hard for most people to imagine themselves as dummies, especially since we espouse to live in a world that promotes freedom and individuality. Yet this is the exact nature of the con that allows the few to rule the many. As long as we seem free, it is quite easy to be manipulated into doing the will of another.
This observation is easily verified by those studying the actions of the United States throughout its history. The nation with the most “freedom” has economically and violently subdued most of the world since its constitutional birth only a short 214 years ago, becoming the world’s first, and now only, superpower. The rapid amalgamation of power has garnered the concern and sometimes hatred of many across the globe despite the seemingly good-natured ends to which this power claims to be exercised in favor of. Delusional U.S. citizens are dumbfounded by this conundrum.
While Europeans may consider themselves more astute in worldly affairs than Americans, they are no less the dummies for it. Having broken the shackles of oppressive monarchies in the 19th century, many Europeans now consider themselves free as well.
Few realize that protesting the US aggressions in the Middle East will only serve to empower the legitimacy of the United Nations, which itself is another tool in the Elite’s control of the planet. The creeping authority of the European Union also signals the further removal of representation from the local vote.
Here is where the unlearner must begin to look beyond the physical events per se and try to discern the invisible signs and signals of our collective and individual experiences. Failing to do this will leave us screaming at the apparent injustice of one global event after another, when the actual truth of the matter seems to be that the “universe” or any other larger power you feel is in control, really couldn’t give a rat’s ass as to what happens on this planet.
Time and again we as a power species have used our extraordinary abilities to destroy each other so that the few can live in the lap of luxury at the expense of the many. Even the high minded ideals put forth by modern democracies have done little to change the nature of this game. All that democracy has done is to allow us to kid ourselves that we are somehow better off than past forms of controlling societies. In actuality, the control is still there but is now ingeniously hidden from the programmed eye.
Those on my mailing list know that I am writing this editorial from a secluded ranch in Los Alamos, New Mexico, where I am also completing my first book, The American Messiah (editors note: this was the original working title of what became The Book of Danu a decade later).
I mention this little trivia only because it serves to illustrate the point I am making about dummies. Los Alamos is a city that has the highest concentration of PhDs of anywhere in the world. The super majority of those minds have been bent on creating weapons of mass destruction and control since they first gifted the world with the atom bomb nearly 60 years ago. Here we have another example of supposedly free humans deciding to use their extraordinary abilities to aid the suppression of their brethren in other places throughout the globe.
What the dummy often fails to inquire for himself is the one question that could supposedly set him free; WHY? The potential power of this question is lost if it is focused on the external events being perceived with the five physical senses. Fixated on the unseen, the question has the ability to introduce the questioner to the TRUE architect of one’s life; the Higher Self.
The answers you receive to these questions will have their greatest value only to you. Why you have decided to place your powerful self on a planet seemingly isolated from other intelligent life in the universe; where a control structure exists to prevent you from realizing those powers; only you can tell.
One thing is certain; the present situation will not change on this planet until one admits that they are a dummy. Denial is the first reaction to any great truth when someone has been living in a matrix of illusions. But if one is willing to accept their apparently free condition as false, then the strings of control that have been guiding you will begin to become detectable and visible. At that moment, the dialogue can begin as to why your life has taken the road it has.
You may even gain the ability to influence the part of you that has been “pulling the strings”. In the very least, you will have an understanding of yourself that has been hidden from you since your birth. The power of that understanding can change your life in an instant; empowering you to craft a life on your terms. No matter what that life might look like, isn’t that a fun reason for being here?
WHOSE LIFE ARE YOU LIVING?