DAY 3

Looking back on the past 2 days of writing, i can see how it might be a bit too much. I mentioned at the beginning: it might take reading a few times before the pieces fit together and it all falls into place. It reminds me of when i read Adi Da Samraj's book The Eating Gorilla Comes in Peace [back when He still called Himself Bubba Free John]; i found that book so interesting that it was all i read during a 3 week retreat i took alone in a piece of woods. At the same time, though, i couldn't compute all the references Adi Da made to Himself as an avatar. The concept was alien to me and my brain did not have the pegs to deal with it. I still read the book and immensely valued the content that i COULD follow; i just skipped past the bits that were too much for me. What Da DID write that i could understand was so impressive that i accepted the bits that i couldn't deal with as things to deal with at some other time perhaps. I hope i achieve as much in my writing; if only the depth and reality of basic concepts like the working of the human brain entices the reader enough, then perhaps he or she will at some point be able to assimilate the rest at some other point in time or development.

Having said that, i must of course elaborate on some points i made yesterday that probably seem weird without some explanation (like the point about not allowing parents to be alone with their own children, as a tactic to avoiding trauma). These i will address momentarily, but for now let me recoup: in just 2 days i've established the most important books in the world to take seriously, the argument has been made for constant vigilance concerning the fate of the entire modern generation, and i've established a foundational teaching for a new human religion. I am pleased but there is still much to cover. However, the matter of priorities is a huge one; as i've mentioned, any school offers it's students a curriculum that conveys planning and priority; this teaching, if you will, is no different. This again reminds me of spriritual teaching i once read and how i was forced to approach it (though, to be clear, i neither imply nor state that this writing should be considered a spiritual teaching in any way): i grew up without biblical references but when i was still teenager and in my early twenties i tried to read the Bible because it appeared to be such an influential book in modern society. Many times i tried reading from the beginning, which usually got me no further than about 50 pages before it all seemed quite too much to bear. At some point i started reading in the New Testament instead. This did work to some extent but, [and here's the point i'm out to make here] i would often read just one or a few verses of Jesus' words, stop reading, and then ponder just what the hell those words meant to me and in my life. It was slow going but in this way i was finally able to get a grasp on the whole Bible thing. I never did read the Old Testament and i never did finish reading the New. Actually, since the so-called christians were referring to Jesus Christ, the rest seemed rather trivial. Not that i didn't pick up a lot of interesting and relevant information about other parts of the Bible in time, but i was mainly interested in getting a grip on what Christianity is, could be, or should be. My point is that even a single verse of Jesus' words has value and perhaps something similar should be considered for what i'm writing here; if all you take away from this book (for now) is that you start applying the ovulation method, then that's a major win; in your personal life and potentially for those whose lives you touch. All i'm saying is that i realize the content of this book is probably (already) overwhelming to anyone reading it and that's okay. The best things in life often are...


Parents who suffer from the reptilian trauma should not be left alone with their children for any length of time because the trauma asserts itself in adults the same way it was established in the first place: an adult is alone with a baby and takes advantage of the power that comes with secrecy (since the baby can't talk); the vulnerable infant is tortured [usually in a passive way, by ALLOWING it to (continue to) suffer] and there's no one to stop it. The abuse happens when it's just the baby and the one putting him- or herself up as savior, no one else. You see, these parents allow their children to suffer and then after they've suffered a while, the parent comes along and ends the suffering. The parent kids itself that the baby understood all along that a time would come when it would be released from it's suffering since, "Hey, they're it's parents after all"... In reality, the newborn has no such concepts to temper it's terror or comfort it; a child of a few weeks or months old may already have CONSCIOUSNESS but that doesn't mean that it UNDERSTANDS anything! And it DID NOT understand that the hunger would end (when the parents finally got around to feeding it); it DID NOT understand that it's parents would understand that it was in pain. Hell, the baby is still so primal and instinctual that when it's hungry, it doesn't even get that it' HUNGER that's causing the distress! When the baby reaches for a teat to suckle, that's all instinct. (That's why you sometimes even have to physically bring a baby's mouth TO the teat before it starts drinking; then, as soon as the baby's face is near the boob instinct can kick in.) A baby UNDERSTANDS nothing. All it does is suffer until the suffering ends. The cruel conditioning that takes place has the baby suffering over and over and over again. In the end, it's not even just psychological stress and it becomes quite physically burned out as well: the adrenals can only provide so many hormones to deal with stress until they are exhausted. I always put it like this: how many times a day do YOU cry?! Babies in modern culture are driven to tears many times a day, day after day. In truth, they are broken like horses [as opposed to horse whispering]. When you compare the fate of modern babies with that of a baby gorilla, for instance, gorilla babies suffer none of the insults modern babies do:
- there are no feeding times: it turns it's head to drink, any time;
- it is never left alone, crying in it's crib; gorilla mothers will not let go of their offspring for the first months of it's life;
- it is never too cold or too hot: gorilla babies are cuddled in their mother's arms 24/7, under natural conditions;
- they don't suffer wet nappies;
- they're not forced to look into bright lights they're too inexperienced to look away from;
- etc. etc. etc.
What intelligence the baby has is conditioned to accepting that it would die without it's savior(s). Baby gorillas are not constantly put into situations in which they fear that they might starve or freeze to death or die alone; modern human babies are forced to deal with such matters every day, many times a day. Modern cultures are so far removed from nature and empathy that they actually suggest it's BAD to have babies that don't cry. The truth is that it's impossible to spoil a baby in the first 6 months of it's life; it's just too primal and instinctual a being yet, for it to become crafty.

The good news is that even parents suffering from the reptilian trauma usually only abuse their children when no one's looking. That's good news because it means there's a simple remedy: make sure there's ALWAYS someone looking. If, for instance, a new mother were to receive the help of a nurse or maid, the tragedy can be averted. It must be understood, however, that people with the reptilian trauma are conditioned to take advantage of power instinctively and that it happens IMMEDIATELY; if you leave someone with the reptilian trauma alone with a vulnerable other for just a few SECONDS [!], they will feel compelled to take advantage of those seconds to assert their dominance. That means that it really doesn't help to have a nurse or maid for a few, or even most, hours of the day; what's necessary is for there to be help for the traumatized parent 24/7; not only that, but the help must understand that they are not to leave the infant out of their sight, even for the slightest time. Indeed, they should even take the infant with them if they need to go to the toilet!
The thing with the traumatic conditioning of infants is that one moment of terror can root itself into the infant psyche forever. If the baby is faced with unbearable suffering, what happens is that the brain shuts itself off or compartementalizes itself as a manner of coping with the distress. If the memory of terror and pain were left in the baby's conscious mind, it would continue to create (literally) unbearable fear and stress; the baby's body could quite simply not cope with constant terror. Therefore, the brain shuts out memories and feelings that make life for the baby unbearable.
In the end it's all about feelings. The essence of the 75% is that they have lost contact with their basic human ability to feel; empathy, that is. They have disconnected themselves from most feelings as a survival mechanism, in order to survive their own childhood. The ability to do this saved the BABY's life but ultimately it makes the life of the adult hollow and (self-)destructive.

Practically speaking, when dealing with the 75%, all of this knowledge need not be conveyed to them; one can offer help to parents with the reptilian trauma in the form of a maid or nurse to take care of the baby [for as long as possible, preferably until the infant is 2 years old], and that help will only be experienced as beneficial. There is no threat to the parent. If such care were offered for free or for little payment, it would be a comfortable and easy way for all involved to secure the psychological safety of the infants involved. This would secure the future of not only the child, but of every community that child becomes a part of in the course of it's life. Ultimately, what one will have achieved, as well, is the end of a psychological disease that continued on in that family, from generation to generation, as if it were genetic.
You see, this approach can result in a peaceful resolution. Nothing need, or SHOULD, be forced on to anybody. Yet everybody who can understand what's at stake will readily offer their support.
In the case of a community or society in which a majority of people suffer from the reptilian trauma, it may take generations before there are no more adults who belong to 'the 75%', simply because there aren't enough resources to ensure the psychological health of every child. There is good news, however: Alice Miller's research shows that when a child from an authoritarian home has even one single adult to confide in, to express it's suffering to, this has a big impact on the child's psychological health.
In the end, it's all about FEELINGS. The reptilian trauma is really just a problem with being able to connect to one's feelings. The EFFECT of this inability shows itself as a whole syndrom of symptoms, illustrated so well by the Milgram Experiment. I've name many of these characteristics already. The essence, though, is that feelings don't get accessed and are never dealt with. This, as well, stops the healing process from taking place. However, when a child IS able to express feelings to somebody, ones that are perhaps impossible to express in the home, healing can commence. Therefore, even a small group of people from the 25% can make a large impact when they endeavour to influence their community beneficially by looking to that community's infants and children.

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Another essential bit of information has to do with health and nutrition. Mainstream cultures [i.e. based on ignorance and worshipping professionalism based on profit] act as if quality of nutrition is a non-issue. It is in fact an issue of paramount importance. A mature and sane person should KNOW about the quality of his or her life, and that especially relates to quality of nutrition. Mainstream culture, again, suggests that remedying poor quality of nutrition is expensive and difficult; indeed, if one tries to remedy bad food, water, and air through MAINSTREAM means, that would take quite a lot of money and effort. An intelligent approach to the matter, however, offers solutions that are easy, cheap, and enjoyable.

The Tarahumara indians in Mexico are discussed in detail in Christopher McDougall's book Born to Run. Now imagine that you were capable of running a marathon every day; mainstream thought cannot even deal with this idea! Many Tarahumara are not only capable of such a feat, but they do so running through their hot, rocky, hilly canyons. On top of that, they often run an ULTRA MARATHON once a week when they travel their foot paths to go to town! Are these people superhuman?! Are they of superior genetic stock? The answer is the one that rocks the proverbial boat: they are normal folk and virtually anyone can achieve as much as they do. Allow me to sum it up to allow this story it's rightful impact; the Tarahumara:
- run a marathon every day
- run an ultra marathon (i.e. more than 100km) every week
- do so through intense heat
- through mountainous terrain
(but here comes the best part...!)
- do so merrily
- are dead poor
- have practically no modern illnesses
- do it on a diet of tesguino, nixtamal, and chia seeds...

When i'd read Born To Run and i got to thinking about the consequences of what i'd read, the possibilities suddenly appeared ENDLESS! Born to Run is not the story of running indians, it's the story of the power of corn as a staple food and of independence; so, before you're lost (since most modern folk have never heard of tesguino or nixtamal), when you cook corn with (usually) calcium hydroxide, it becomes nixtamal. When you brew corn as a drink in the traditional fashion applied by many Mexicans, it becomes tesguino. Corn, as it turns out, is so special for a number of reasons but when you get to thinking about it, it's quite logical. After all, are not most large mammals on the planet GRASS EATERS? Corn is just a kind of grass. Elephants and wildebeast and cows and rhinoceroses can live off of grass because grass is the one plant in nature that draws all minerals in the soil into itself. Corn, being a kind of grass, is POTENTIALLY extremely mineral-dense food. HOWEVER... when corn was discovered in Central America by Europeans, they DID NOT understand that HOW YOU PREPARE IT has everything to do with how nutritional it is. Europeans exported corn as crop all over the world. There are entire COUNTRIES where corn is the staple crop, but where the people suffer from malnutrition...!
It's simple: we do not have 4 or 5 stomachs to deal with converting grass into good nutrition. If we just eat corn, it's nice and sweet, but it does not feed us like it does large grass-eating mammals. But when we cook it properly, we CAN get the same benefits. This is what the Tarahumara do and what they've been doing for millennia.

So in the end, you do not have to spend lots of money buying the best quality foods that are imported from all over the world. If you cook corn properly, you have already made an impressive dent in mineral deficiency (which lies at the root of most diseases). Therefore, whether you are trapped in the insane modern world where you don't know where your food, water, and air are coming from, or whether you're somehow forced to set up shop from scratch, if you know about corn, you will thrive. On top of all these benefits [and isn't it funny how all the GREAT news just KEEPS on giving?!], if you don't have to spend loads of money all the time on expensive foods (that usually only undermine your health), eating corn is also your ticket to independence and freedom.

Some practical aspects of growing and dealing with corn are appropriate at this point. I will be going into some (other) agricultural basics soon, but for now the following should be added:
1. Corn is a crop that can quickly leave the soil drained and empty; one old indian trick to dealing with this challenge was to bury a fish under every kernel.
2. Nixtamal is made by cooking corn with some calcium-/sodium-/potassium hydroxide. (I've tried magnesium hydroxide myself and it appeared to also do the job; similarly sodium bicarbonate can be used, but this requires much more than one would use of calcium hydroxide.) Traditionally, the 'cal' [how the natives refer to calcium hydroxide] is added to the corn, left to cook [preferably under pressure] for an hour or so, then the result is thoroughly rinsed and rid of the outer skin of the kernels. When mashed and eaten within the hour, this is then called masa. In traditional cooking this is used as a corn flour of sorts.
3. When this mash is mixed with saliva and allowed to ferment, the result should be called chicha (though traditionally there are other steps that belong as part of the chicha process). Corn can, and should, be used for brewing alcoholic beverages; part of the strong constitution of the Tarahumara has to do with the fact that they brew tesguino. This offers beneficial microbes that assist in the digestion in the gut. The alcohol in the drink may have beneficial effects, as well, but as popular culture is alcohol-phobic [expressing it's schizophrenic nature in simultaneously condemning yet also obsessing over drinking alcohol], i will address the matter of alcohol and brewing alcoholic beverages in much greater detail later on. Suffice to say that brewing alcoholic beverages is easy and ANYONE can do so in the comfort of their own home in any kitchen. In the case of corn, one can either cook the corn (into nixtamal) and allow it to ferment, or one can allow the kernels to sprout and then mash and chew them; the chewing should be done by women, though the saliva of some men also works. Sugar, fruit, or other sources of sugar can be added. I should also mention that an alcoholic beverage is also sometimes brewed of the stem of the corn plant itself, which is similar to sugar cane in sweetness. Brewing alcoholic beverages is easy as pie, but there are a few beginner's mistakes to make; one allows the concoction to ferment until it stops fermenting of it's own accord. This should not take place in a locale that's either hot or cold [i.e. too warm or too cool]. When the fermentation process is finished, you can clean up the liquid as you see fit [syphon, sieve, etc.]; the important thing is to stop the alcohol from coming into contact with the oxygen in the air; this turns the alcohol into vinegar. Most brewers use some form of water stop that allows the fermenting gasses to escape but stops air from coming in. Some primitive cultures just drink the finished product all in a few days, but if properly bottled, the brew will keep for a long time. Herbal teas are a good addition to any brew and it's how i get my teas (since i don't like drinking tea as it's own beverage).

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Stories retold by researchers like Paul LaViolette in his book Earth Under Fire and Immanuel Velikovsky in his book When Worlds Collide suggest that after the last global devastation there were a few people at very few locations in the world who finally climbed out of the cave where they had survived and restarted humanity's presence on Earth. Such stories were preserved as 'legends' by cultures all over the world, recounting horrors that befell them that were remarkably similar on many accounts. What we can and should take away from these stories, as they confirm the common sense conclusion that something terrible must have washed our ancestors off of the face of the Earth, is that WHATEVER will likely recur, it should not be underestimated. Also, it's probably something that can ONLY be survived UNDERGROUND.
However, what i'd like to talk about now has to do with the reestablishment of 'sophisticated existence' for mankind. Now, i've carefully avoided using the word "civilization" for good reason. You see, i cannot condone the use of the word "civilization" to refer to modern society or modern culture; what mankind is up to in the age i currently live in cannot be called "civilized"! It is a culture, which doesn't say much since even bugs live in societies and create habitats for themselves; hell, when one considers that if you scale up termites to human size that their creations DWARF that of humanity, it is hubris indeed to suggest that only humans have culture.
I have attempted to relay what i believe would be necessary to establish CIVILIZATION. As i have explained, this would entail taking humanity's weaknesses into account and dealing with our very own offspring in an intelligent, informed, and empathetic manner. Until such can be accomplished, what humans have to show for themselves might best perhaps be referred to as 'sophisticated barbarism'. Having said that, mankind's inherent intelligence (or POTENTIAL for intelligence) suggests that we are destined to always master certain technological aspects of existence as part of our societies. One might say that the era in which i now live is "technologically sophisticated"; obviously, it is a matter of degree. It is this manner of sophistication that i would now like to address.

Metallurgy, chemistry, and geology have always been part of human cultures. Indeed, pure copper used to be found in the ground (though that's hard to believe in the 20th or 21th century as copper mining now only consists of mining the copper compounds that occur under pure deposits); it's called natural copper. (This subtracts credence to the idea that so-called primitive man might not have had access to copper; so if finding copper was EASIER 100,000 years ago, why wouldn't our intelligent ancestors take advantage of it and start the copper or brass age back THEN?)
The big difference in technological advancement came about for 2 main reasons: the introduction of electricity and the establishment of global trade.
Electricity brought metallurgy and chemistry to new heights and with the raw ingredients to be found all over the planet at the disposal of the people using electricity, a new era of inventions and discoveries started; a quantum leap of scientific research and development. Modern technological sophistication, therefore, should be attributed to 3 ingredients mainly:
- electricity
- global travel
- understanding of the periodic table of the elements
It's a chicken-and-egg matter in a way; understanding, experience, and application of metallurgy and chemistry fueled the development of these 3, just as they were themselves fueled by the championing of travel, electricity, and the periodic table.

Such considerations are more than a trivial matter if one is to establish independence, and this applies on many levels and in many situations; as a country one might endeavour to focus on the basis of sophistication OR one might make the mistake of leaving certain key elements in the hands of strangers. As for mankind after an EOTWAWKI event, it should be understood that the development of chemistry and metallurgy themselves are not goals to be sought after; they will work themselves out as long as the basics, i.e. global travel, electricity, and an understanding of the periodic table continue to evolve.

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This brings us to another matter i like to refer to as basic; 4 essential rules of understanding, based on well-known principles:
- know thyself
- know your enemy
- location location location
- failing to plan is planning to fail
In popular culture the true nature of humanity is deemed a mystery. In fact, it is DEMANDED to be mysterious. Actually, mystery and authority always go hand in hand; after all, if there's no boogeyman chasing you, then what are the savior-authorities there to save you from? The fact that the so-called authorities THEMSELVES constantly plead their inability to actually DO anything about the supposed mysteries, is accepted in the authoritarian paradigm. After all, that paradigm is also about savior vs victims and the axiom is that life's a bitch; the authorities are only here because without them, things would REALLY go to shit... As i said, it's schizofrenic; if you (quite sanely, justifiably, and intelligently) point out that the authorities appear to be part of the problem, if not the source of problems in general, there's still fear to fall back on: whatever happens, without our authorities, we die.

KNOW YOURSELF.
Obviously, this is about what it means to be part of the 25%, or if you are part of the 75%, what that means. Know your weaknesses and your strengths. Understand what it means to be human, both as an individual and as part of mankind.
KNOW THE FORCES THAT OPPOSE YOU.
The goals that coincide with those beneficial to mankind as a whole are "good"; the suicidal and self-destructive forces that undermine the success and safety of humanity as a species are bad; you must understand what those forces are if you're going to overcome them. The goal is NOT to DESTROY the forces that oppose you; good and evil will always exist and if you acknowledge their existence and deal with them maturely, you can come to see that it's actually BENEFICIAL to you that they both exist. SEE what the ignorant authoritarian paradigm achieves and act in an appropriate manner in response to it. For now, that's a big piece of the human puzzle. Perhaps in future generations, we can all focus on matters that have transcended mankind's potential to traumatize itself.
LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION.
Inhumanity has spread all over the globe but there are still corners where freedom can be accomplished, or where it will take considerably less time and/or effort to do so. As well, when it comes to surviving TEOTWAWKI, there are only so many options and it's all about where you prepare and make your stand. When it comes to other considerations, like the one i mentioned concerning the importance of global travel, location has always been the deciding factor for the establishment of 'great' [in the sense of "powerful"] cultures. To ignore the matter of location or to act as if it is trivial, is pure foolishness.
FAILING TO PLAN IS PLANNING TO FAIL
Gung ho spirit, good intentions, a positive attitude, love-ins, or passion are not going to cut it! Again, SOMETHING wiped our ancestors off the face of the Earth; well, if they weren't retarded, is that to say that they had no 'spirituality' or imagination enough to survive it? Were they lacking in all the attributes that modern generations boast of?
I don't now what went down 13,000 years ago but can sure as hell imagine that there were a few people trying to survive in bunkers back then, as well... and it obviously wasn't good enough. Just surviving back the seat of our pants isn't cutting it now, it won't cut it in the future, and i never could have. You have to THINK; you have to PLAN. There ARE no 'authorities' to count on; that's immature thinking. In the mature paradigm, you are YOUR OWN authority.

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