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Great post as always Harrison.

You've reminded me again of Orwell's writings about language and the dramatic conscious and subconscious shifts that can take place in one's perspective of self and the world simply by manipulating language - both for the categorizing left hemisphere and the metaphorically savvy right. How we've seen this at play over the past 50 years or so!

I hope, with the latest cultural revolution, the Great Reset, that it will continue to be implemented in a premature fashion - while our collective memory is still grounded in the cultural symbology of a more sane epoch - and thus be rejected. Or at least significantly resisted. I think there are healthy signs that this is the case.

If the technocracy were to extend their timeline enough so that the current memory and internal representation of the world is sufficiently extinguished before attempting another 'year zero', then they may have a frictionless transition. But happily, Klaus et al want it all to happen in their lifetime, indeed they've scripted the 'emergency' narrative that demands it happens now. Which, happily, will be too soon, with too much of the old world in us for them to take us easily, if at all.

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Yes, I think wishful thinking will be their downfall, hopefully!

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Jan 21, 2023Liked by Harrison Koehli

Insightful stuff!

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Jan 15, 2023Liked by Harrison Koehli

A textbook off-topic remark: don't you see a yawning gap? Here goes --> https://psychopathsinlife.com/resources/ 😟

How come PP doesn't feature on Essential Reading on Psychopaths and Sociopaths list 🀦 Something sure must be done about it! 😊

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Maybe suggest it here: https://psychopathsinlife.com/contact-us/

Might be too gauche for me to do so. ;)

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Jan 19, 2023Liked by Harrison Koehli

I like to think that it worked, your suggestion to maybe suggest πŸ˜‡

To an extent: no cover pic, and link to amazon (of course), not RedPillPress... but oh well.

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Hey, that works! Thanks!

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Jan 19, 2023Liked by Harrison Koehli

Kinda. Anywhoo, I'm such a goody two shoes πŸ˜‚

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That's two gold stars now! ;)

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Jan 13, 2023Liked by Harrison Koehli

Just a couple instances of my mind’s associative tricks played, superficial yet amusing as they come πŸ˜‡

πŸ’¬ Without value, no bit of information is more important than any other bit. ↓↓

Cue leftistic $cienceβ„’ purportedly divorced from value judgements 🀦 The epitome of inherent objectivity (haha, good luck with that).

πŸ’¬ opens the space for our imaginative freedom + πŸ’¬ their thoughts on the dirty dishes we have yet to clean ↓↓

πŸ—¨ Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humour to console him for what he is. ~~Francis Bacon

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Ok, you can have a prize too!

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Jan 13, 2023Liked by Harrison Koehli

🀣 Right, in step with the times we march: Everyone and zer dog gets a prize! Woohoooo!

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Jan 13, 2023Β·edited Jan 13, 2023Liked by Harrison Koehli

⏸ Tech note of appreciation interrupts my enrapt meditative reading 😊

Cute new (or just newly detected πŸ€”) feature, this inline display of foot/endnotes! The text gratefully approves of gratifying laminar flow πŸ‘Œ

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ETA Further on the subject of [deep] appreciation: a red stiletto over spoon boy! πŸ”₯ Associative limberness πŸ˜‰ Pics when brilliant have this galling habit to defy reduction into words. Innit why different modalities exist in the first place?

πŸ—¨ Do not try and bend the spoon, that's impossible. Instead, only try to realize the truth... There is no spoon... Then you'll see that it is not the spoon that bends, it is only yourself.

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This is all quite relevant, though I studied Hubbard's version of human psychology, which is a little different but mostly adds in the factor of reincarnation (multiple past lifetimes).

More to the point, though, Hubbard developed a set of processes designed to both prove and further develop his theories. As in the above discussion, the entire thinking process is basically conceptual, and Hubbard never worried about underlying biological processes, except to suggest some vitamins designed to help patients confront their own memories.

Are there any other modern therapies based on the role of memory in thought and action, and the process of association and dissociation in determining which memory gets utilized in any particular situation?

My lack of a paid subscription may limit further involvement in this discussion.

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Not sure re: therapies. As for involvement in the discussion, only my logocracy posts are paid subscriber-only.

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Jan 13, 2023Β·edited Jan 13, 2023Liked by Harrison Koehli

Oh! Now I see why I got confused about commenting.

I hope some might be interested in Hubbard's general findings about mental processes. He sees the mind as a huge collection of interrelated "pictures." This might not be the most precise term, as there are some memories that have very little visual content, but most of them do, so "picture" or "mental image" is a good way to think about them. These images are constantly recorded and added into a structure we know of as mind. In most people, the whole process of recorded and using mental images is automated and not under their conscious control, though some people have learned how to consciously memorize or access certain information with photographic detail.

The various automatic mental behaviors that a a being sets up determines that particular being's unique mental state, or "personality." The goal of most of Hubbard's therapies is to restore a better balance of automatic versus self-determined mental processes. To gain more control over one's mind, one could say. Most of those therapies are not aimed at any particular diagnosis but at overall improvement of the human condition. As a being restores better self-control, many oddities that we call "mental illness" tend to fall away. Certain fixations must be directly addressed by locating the exact mental images involved (usually actually a "chain" of incidents) but much can be achieved through a general improvement in mental abilities.

While I don't expect anyone to embrace Hubbard's work without careful study, it is annoying to me that so many people in the field of human psychology have ever attempted even a casual study of Hubbard's work, so remain totally unable to discuss it in any way.

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Jan 11, 2023Liked by Harrison Koehli

Excellent post!

Although, I don't 'see' Tate as the absolute demon you paint him out to be.

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I don't think he's an absolute demon, just a garden-variety criminal mind, of whom there are many on this planet.

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Awesome deep dive into this subject.

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Thanks, KW!

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Damn, posted a reply, it showed up twice, then when I deleted one, it deleted both: reconstruction:

I can always count on you to make interesting linguistic connections! You're one of the associatively agile people I referred to. Social language homonyms is a great way to put it. And it works in so many ways. Another variation: con men, undercover cops, spies. Similar exteriors, different interiors.

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Jan 13, 2023Liked by Harrison Koehli

A piercing wail of cultural homonym fills the air! Passed over for praiseβ€”how unfair! 🀦

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Jan 13, 2023Β·edited Jan 13, 2023

Within purely linguistic boundaries, homophones like whale and wail are paler shade of homonyms, as it were. 2-in-1s (homographs + homophones) are true badasses of the realm: cue (re-)forging in OP last line, or a thriving species of contronyms aka auto-antonyms πŸ˜‰

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No way! πŸ˜‚

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Presactly correct 😝

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